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Vol. 11.   No. 22.
Whole No. 48
Table Unsurpassed.
Morrissey Mines,       -      -       B. C.
Wre Have Just Opened Up
a fine assortment of Turkish, Brussels and Tapestry Rugs.   All sizes.
Lace and Chinelle Curtains,  Carpets  and
Spring is here, and house furnishings is the
order of the day.   We can supply your wants.
H Snap���F ine Rugs, 3x5 feet, only 50c. each.
Trites-Wood Co., Limited
W- J. BLUNDELL,   Mgr. Morrissey Mines.
TOBflee�� and
At the
Two doors South of Post Office.
P. Sliger, Prop.
Qhoe Repairs
neatly and promptly executed.
Urgent work done on short
notice. Down town footwear
will receive our attention if left
at F. Sliger's cigar .store.
No. 42.
Two blocks above tho post-
office, Tonkin.
In thanking the Miners and
Public of Tonkin for their
liberal patronage, J beg to
inform them that FRESH
BREAI) can always be had
at 5 cents per loaf at The
Trites-Wood Co., the Big
Store ; at the Crow's Nest
Trading Co.; or at Mon-
euso's Italian Store.
Orders promptly attended
to. Liberal discount made
on all orders to hotels and
Have Closed Down.
The mines here, as iilso at tho other
collieries, Coal Creek and Michel are
practically closed down ut present. The
reason why the Groat Northern are not
taking any more eoaj is not made public,
but it is surmised that there is something going on beneath the surface, perhaps the use of pressure to accomplish
a purpose.
It is well known njw that the coal
at Morrissey is excellont and just what
Hill wants. Is he after the ownorship
or control of this colliery ?
How long the shut-Jown will continue
is not known, but indications point to
some woeks of it. Work on the company's cottages and coke ovens continues, however, and it is shown in a number of ways that this camp will bo going
ahead as expected this summer, in
fact there is reason to believe the company intend building fifty more cottages
here, which, if true, is an evidence that
they expect a great many men here.
We aro assured of the excellent quality of coke turned out here, and have
been informed that the ovens here, of
different build to Michel and Coal Creek,
aro superior and most satisfactory. A
thorough test of tho ovens at each colliery is to be made at once, and, as the
c.instruction work on those at Michel is
stopped, the result of this test may be
depended upon to decide whether the
work of that build will continue or not.
Something definite in regard to the
recent surprise will doubtless be learned
Change or Rifle Range site.
The danger to parties Hshing or hunting along the crock in having the rifle
range located where the committee pur-
Rosed, a short timejngo; it .should be, has
been brought to the notice of the club,
quite a kick being'rovi.-tered, with the
result that the raiige 'wilfhave a new
The now site will be north of town
across the Oi.lt. track, about ton
minutes' walk from down town, and is
said to be fh several ways preferable to
tho one first decided upon. Tlie Co.
have been asked for permission to build
the range there, asi; is on their property, and wo loam that such permission
has been granted. The work of constructing.butts and targotswill be commenced at once.
Hit Enterprising Successful Daily.
Tho Winnipeg Pr.ee Press is now having a new press installed, the one put in
three years ago, having a capacity of
20,000eight-page papers per hour, being
inadequate to handle the rapidly growing and metropolitan circulation. The
new machine is a Hoo latest improved
quadruple newspaper perfecting press
with color attachment, capablo of printing 48,000 eight-page or 12,000 thirty two
page papers per hour, simultaneously
printing, folding, pasting and counting
the papors in lots of fifty.
The special feature of the new press
is the color attachment, which will enable tho Froo Press, should it so desire,
to print certain pages in as many as four
different colors and produce color sup
plements similar to the large American
journals, a press In this particular superior to any other in Canada.
The Free Press is a credit to the west
and to Canada, being one of the largest
newspapers in tho Dominion, with not
less than sixteen pages every day and
thirty two on Saturday, and can be
proud of the fact that it has a larger
advertising patronage than any other
newspaper in Canada,
Social at Rlko.
On Tuesday evening next, Mar. 3, a
social will be held under the auspices of
the Church ol England at Elko. An
interesting program lias been arranged
and an enjoyable titno is expected. All
arc invited, Admission free. Baskots
Burrows Out In the Ninth.
Tho glove contest botween Jack Cur-
ley and Jim Burrows, in Fornio on Saturday evening last, resulted in a victory
for Curley in the ninth round.
The contest was speedy from tho
start, Curley having tho best of it from
the third round. Both men took considerable punishment, nnd each sustained a cut over the eye. Quite a lot
of money changed hands over the result, tho miners backing Burrows heavily, and the amount won and lost is conservatively estimated at 88,000.
Freight Engine Derailed.
An oast-bound freight train ran into
a slide just as it was coming down, about
a mile and a half east of the Junction,
Tuesday morning, causing tho engine to
be thrown off tho track and burying the
railway for a distance of a hundred feet.
The slide occurred about 8:30 a.m., and
an eyewitness states that he saw the
bank beginning to go, first some lcose
stones and earth with a shivering of the
trees and shrubs high up the slope, as
he got there walking on his way from
the Junction to Fernie. He judged that
he would have, time to get across safely
and did, hearing an approaching train
and intending to stop it as the slide was
imminent, but, on account of the curve,
he could nut see the train, which proved
to be coming from behind. The engine
of the freight was struck by the nish of
mud and rock which came down just
then and it was shovel off the track
being turned sideuu;. B, about a hundred I
feet of the track ahead being covered |
from 10 to 20 feet deep with mud, rock
and small trees.
The Morrissey section sang and yardmen from Pernio came down at once,
about thirty in all, and they worked all
day, the track being clear at 11 o'clock
that night.
Spina Shattered by Bullet.
A sad shooting accident occurred in
Fornie on Saturday evening last when
John McLeod, a boy ef 16 years, was
shot in tho back with a 22 rifle,
Tho victim of tho accident, who was
employed in the oflice of Herchmer A
Herchmer, in company with another >.���
lad, Chapman by name, employed by
P. Burns & Co., were out in tho latter
firm's stable behind the store and, ac.
cording to Chapman's story, were play
ing with the rifle which had been left
out there, when in some way it exploded,
McLood being shot in the back. Chapman went for help and the doctor soon
arrived, who had the injured boy tukeu
to the hospital, where the lower part of
tho body was found to be paralized from
the wound down, the bullet bavin; entered from behind and shattered tho
spinal cord. Little hope is entertained
for the boy's recovery, and he is expect
to die at any time.
The boys do not tell the same slory of
the gun  discharging,   McLeod   itating
that he was looking out of the back win
dow and knew nothing about  the  rifllo
being out there.
Tho unfortunate boy's father, John
McLeod, was killed in the explosion two
years ago, and this incident is male all
the more sad on that account.
rost��ofiice Closing Earlier.
The post-office will close at i o'clock
in the afternoon instead of 4:30 after the
1st of May, to allow time to make the
mail ready and convey it to the Junction
under the new system. Tonkin post-
ollicc will close at '.)M.
Important Sale of Coal Lands.
An important sale of coal lands was
concluded in Nelson on Thursday, when
the Alberta Coal & Coke company sold
outright all their coal lands at Cowley,
Alberta, to Emmanuel Restor, of Loudon, England, and John 11. Thornburn,
of Edinburgh, Scotland. James Rutherford, of Kaslo, who is now on his way
out from the old country, engineered the
deal, which was finally concluded and
all the documents signed in the office of
P. E. Willson yosterday, says the Nelson
The sale is an absolute ono nnd the
purchase price is said to be 1100,000 and
full payment of all sums duo by the
company to the dominion government
on account of the lands in question.
The sum of $12,500 cash was paid over
yesterday and this is to lie applied on
moneys due the government.
The second payment, one of 125,000
is payable on June 15th next.
The lands sold consist of (MOO acres
at Cowley, on the line of the C.P.R.
just east of Prank. They were acquired
from the dominion government with the
right to purchase two yours ago, and lie
to tho north of the railway track.
Breckenridge & Lund's coal land is on
the other side of the track.
A English company has been floated
to develop the coal lands, with a capital
ol 8750,000, of which$150,000 hasnlreadj
been underwritten. An English engineer will come out in Juno and development will bo at once sturted and vigorously proceeded with.
The dim l, rs of tin- Alberta (lotil ami
Coke company, tho vendors, are : ,'.. O.
Applequist, Donald McLeod, II. Mc
Lcod, II. 1'. Irvine, Harry Wright, M .
P., and P. E. Wilson. These goutli I
practical!) control the stock of the >-.
A number of business men are fencing
in their back yards, and getting rid of
loose evidence of recent building o; or
The suspension foot-bridge across the
Elk at the Junction lias been raised
about five feet this week and is now
safe from the danger of highwuter.
It is reported that arrangements have
been made this week by an official of
tho Great Northern to pass horses and
construction implements through the
customs at Gateway.
The machinery for the new sawmill
of Grady, Owmon and Carlson about a
mile from the Junction town is now on
the site, and the foundation of the mill
has been built. They have excellent
timber un the property, and purpose
manufacturing shinglei, inn will do
no cutting until their right to the pre
perty is assured.
An explosion about midnight Wedne -
day was heard down town a- well as i-i
Tonkin and many wakened sleepers
wondered why. Italians���spree���dynamite���same old cant. It shook tho
town, broke seventeen windows in tho
Co.'s cottages near by, and threw stones
and gravel over houses a hundred yards
James Cameron returned from tho
Flathead by way of Jennings on Wednesday. The party went iu from liel-
ton, Mont., taking pack horses from
thore up to tho objective point, over
sixty miles. There was four feet of
snow on the summit tbey crossed, and
the route was not as favorable, we un
deretand, in the matter of distane.e or
ease of travel, as from Morrissey down.
They staked some forty claims for Cranbrook peop'o, without regard to whether
there were previous stakings or not.
John Young, of Tonkin, has recently
been given judgment in a ease for damages, involving unlawful imprisonment
and arm broken by policeman, against
the City of Kalispell and Flathead
county, for $10,000, The plaintiff was
arrested and detained in jail unlawfully
for lour months ending i December, 1902,
and treated by the doctor there for in-
jurie to his arm w bile being arrested.
Tho case was transferred from Montana
to Idaho and then Washington, with
accumulating costs, until at thi settlement Mr, Young, having paid his lawyers'fees ami cost.., I,a --'.' to tl:J
II,- is pleased thai i - over)
: .,-..    . i'.
C��U Tonnnliuiband, Krltlsh ComiiilH-l' ner
t�� Thlbot���Omncl Lama I ��io 1 ������   nml
fraii-Ki Against 4.000 Sold lorn.
The English military expedition
into Thibet escorting Colonel Francis
E. Younghusband, liriiisli Comniia-
Bionor, will probably meet no opposition from the grand lama beyond tha
formal protest   plrcad;.   made.
The expedition consists of 4,000
soldiers, with inounlnin gens and
Maxims, and thousands of carriers
and transport animals. Colonel J.
J,. B. Macdonald, wh i is tin- militai-y
commander ol tho mission, has had
much experience in lighting the bill
tribes of India nod served as director of railways on  tho staff of     the
COL.  V.   K.  YOlINUHllSllAKD.
China expedition of 1900-01. The
British troops are equipped with
Canadian fur coats und colored glasses to protect their eyes from tho
glare of the snow.
The difficulties of the campaign will
he very groat. Thibet is really a
part of tho Himalaya mountains, and
tho British soldiers must. pass
through terrific ravines and along
narrow mountain paths. One of the
dangers to be guarded against is tho
rock avalanches with which the Thibetans from time immemorial have
been wont to repel their foes. The
rocks are gathered at tho top of a
mountain and arranged on a platform that is held up by a beun tied
with ropes. When the enemy is at a
spot just under the trap the Thibetans cut the ropes and let the stones
fall down on the Part below.
Colonel P. E. Younghusband, British Commissioner and chief in command of tho expedition, not only has
an enviable reputation as a soldier
and  traveler,  but   also  as  a  writer.
Tlie   French   Deputy's   Perquisite*.
A French deputy receives n salary of
0,000 francs. He also receives free railway transportation and free luncheons
at the bar of the Palais Bourbon, where
many a lawmaker spends more time
than he does in the Halle des Sennces.
Sonit are accused of taking all their
meals at the free lunch counter. A
depnly even gets at reduced rates n
special brand of cigar which Is called
"cignt'c de deputes." Willi those cigars
he treuts bis influential constituents.
In spile of nil these privileges there
have been many complaints that unless
he bus a large personal income a deputy cannot live decently. Therefore
many members of parliament when
tliey arc not well to do have to make up
for the insufficiency of their pay by
contributing to newspapers or pleading
iu tho courts.���Century.
An  Kxpllinntinn.
"Mil, what's a romance In real life?"
"You listen to your pa when he complains of having a terrible headache
the next time I ask him to go to
church. That 'II be one."���Chicago
\eeillesN  Fears,
Dinah Ebony���Aunty, de papers say
mebby de black plague will come to
dis country.
Aunt Ebony���Don't you worry 'bout
dnt. honey. It won't show on us.���New
York Weekly.
If your blood is thin and impure, you are miserable all the
time. It is pure, rich blood
that invigorates, strengthens,
refreshes. You certainly know
the medicine that brings good
health to the home, the only
medicine tested and tried for
60years. Adoctor'smedicine,
��� " I owe my llf(\ without dmilit, to Ayer's
FarKRpnrillii. It Is tlui most wonderful iu.m1I-
cine in the world for nervousness. My cure Is
pennanent, end I cannot thank yon enough."
Mas. HL1.IA .MuU i-i.i., Newark, N. J.
J. 0. ATKR CO.,
I ,-.w]|,   Masn.
;,   llrl.urn   Of  SUIl   SpitU   ill     ReC0tlt   ElOl'tt'l*
eal Disturbances Again show iiini Supreme���Earth lloiinil t,. lis life���llt--
ffUterluff Instruments Now Hitrlt A.l
Ilia Varied  I'hnsra "I  HI" Uxialein"'.
The Interesting communication of
M. l'luinicurion on tlie rotent electrical disturbances presumably connected With s,.n spots has shoe, n the
Interest which attaches to studies oi
tho sun. Not only is the sou tho
grand promoter oi terrestrial accidents', but it. is he who rules tile life
of planets und each of the tributaries of this giant '.vorld has its eoun-
ler stroke on our tiny frlobe, in gravitation at a distance of thirty-seven
milliards of leagues. We are then
bound lo his life and our rejrisior-
ing instruments mark all the phases
of his existence.
Many spots show themselves on the
disk, of the greatest of which we
give a picture taken in the Observatory of Bourses, measuring no l.ss
than 40,000 kilometres. It is a very
beautiful formation, quite regular in
form. It broke up some few days after  photograph  was  taken.
From all parts clouds of fire seem
to try to encroach upon them, but
tho fiery furnace, where above all
masses of hydrogen and of unknown
gases are burning, resists every
threatened invasion.
Everywhere distorted tongues oj
lire, with ejections sparkling like
gold infusion, dart their drops of
gas, which are immediately consumed in contact with the mass.
On the 13th December it passed to
the central meridian. That was the
day on which one could expect some
telegraphic troubles. Tho telephones
alone implied a weak perturbation,
but tho magnetic needle, shaken anew
as on October 12 and 31, showed
oscillations measured in the observatory of the Val-Joyeux at more than
one degree.
In  the article of    M.  Flammarion,
Laxative doses of Ayer's Pills ouch
sVtfit greatly aid the Sarsnparllla.:
mentioned above, the eminent astronomer asked whence proceeded
thisi manifestations, and he concluded that neither the spots nor the
rings gavo un exact coincidence.
Our sun is a variable star of the
same class as the stars of this kind
observed in the heavens. Before arriving at a definite condensation, at
its final incrustation, each star
seems to oscillate by emitting all
kinds of rays, by successive strokes,
so to speak.
In the heavens are found examples
of all periods from a few hours up
to years. A star in the southern Flv
has a period of scarcely a day. while
Mlra t'eli shows a period of nearly a
As the stars grow older these vital
pulsations seem to become weaker,
as in en organic, body, und Ihe puliation:! diminish while increasing
their duration.
Evoryhody .knows of the excellent
apparatus, due to M. Marey, which
registers the pulsations of Ihe waves
of blood. Well, the pulsations of the
stars, considered proportionately,
are of the same  hind.
Prom time to time our pulsations
increase, tho heart beats (aster, the
lompornturo Increases in otr organs:
ii   is the same way with the suns.
Our sun is :i variable slur of lonu
period. The pulsations Increase in
amplitude about evory eleven years,
en.I ihe ciii'vis nriv bo iompat'od. At
��� he le e , ,-l:. of i. .a ���: I mil ni .-e t h Ity a
: i ddi ti favor s >|zot, upon our ccnl ral
s! i". anil we have shown in the
": i 1,1 e fTolaire" that I he tern-
rpri uro un 1 ,'i oi the n uno increase.
I h ��� labors oi Sir '-ni:. nn I .nckyi r
h - c tablitl'b i these iV.-i.. ��� .
thin Mil h an abl :.-' mi e <,i -. i-ry e, n-
i  ng proofs.
- lo     ie:::   be.I:. . tho      ' Un   in      il ���
re: 'i ::]    State   bi'Calj    lljl   ill    high    t'-:.:-
. 11 ires nnd give lo ' ho spi ctrum
:��� ri ii 'W i'a; ��� of stib*>l ances    un-
l,nn' n on  ' he en I
'J l ��� dal ���- oi i h - lo il maxims of
c tivity are 1848.1, 1800.1, 1870.0,
l 3f I an i L893, and Ihe next maximum  will occur in   1005.
Hi- minima have b.-cn 1800, 1807.
1881) and 1001.5, end the next minimum will occur about 1912. Tho increases, as in cardiac pulsations, arc
more abrupt lhan the decreases, Bill
a point Ihnl. is very curious and toward which attention should bo directed is Ilia; the sun is attacked
every thirty-throe or thirty-five
years by a. veritable fever of erup-
t ions.
We know thai together with the
sen spots are noted phenomena unite
as interesting and much more general.   'I'll IDO   uro   tho   protuberances,     a
Lies Througfj  Rich,   Red  Blood
I And Strong Nerves.
j    Debility is a 4ord that fairly expresses   many   ailkients    under    ono
name.    Poor blooo* weak nerves, im-
| paired  digestion,   'oss  of flesh.      No
energy,  no ambitic n,  listless and  In-
j different.    This  condition is perhaps
! the  penalty  of  overwork,  or the  rtt-
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the  wan  cheek;  they   will inspire you
with now energy and supply the vital
foroe ol mind and body.
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debilitated, despairing person. II
you have not used the Dills yourself,
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work. It seemed as though my blood
was littlo better than water. I tried
several medicines, but I got nothing
to help me until I began taking Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills. It was simply
astonishing how quickly these pills
began to help me and how much new
life and vigor they put into me. I
am a cook by profession, and the
fact that I was able to cook for fifteen men last winter is tho best
proof that the pills have made ma as
sound as ever I was."
There Is no mystery about the
power of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills to
put new life and strength into you.
They actually make new blood, and
that is why they cure all blood diseases, like anaemia, indigestion, liver
and kidney troubles, headaches and
backaches and the special ailments of
women. Through the blood Dr. Williams' Pink Pills feed and steady the
nerves, strike at the root of norvous-
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and permanently by Dr. Williams'
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for S.'..so. or by mail from the Dr.
Williams'   Medicine   Co.,   Brockvillo
The .Taps are so confoundedly polite, too, even while they art- landing
on your solar plexus.
It is so hard to get news from the
east that if the news agencies are not
careful, the school histories will fcv
"scooping"  them on this war.
Although China is to he neutral
territory, wise citizens of I'ekin are
burying anything that could possibly
be construed as loot.
Admirals Togo and Tto do not. need
an extra transport for their names,
which may account for the mobility
ol  the Japanese fleet.
Russia probably will do something
when it. gels its second wind, if in
the meantime unconfirmed cutuors do
not scare it to death.
kind  01" eruption probably of electric
All of a sudden burning jets ere
projected from the solar surface,
reaching in a few minutes almost incredible heights.
Protuberances have been observed
220,000 kilometres in height, and
Young was successful in measuring a
protuberance of 800,800 kilometres,
having a velocity estimated at 2G7
kilometres a second.
Raspiglii    has     declared     that      he
proved   tin.   fact   that   some  velocities
were ns high ns 600,  Tim nnd     rven
800 kilometres a second.   In general
these great   velocities  were  found     in
Iflo equatorial    region     ot    the    sun.
where   the  spots  are  most,   abundant.
They accompanv nearly always the
greater spots and undergo marked
I recrudescence during the period of
eleven years. At these moments of
continual effervescenco each point of
the solar surface in the lower latitudes emits vapors analogous to
those which arise from terrestrial
These are the strange and inexplicable eruptions in which prevail largely hydrogen, helium, calcium, Iron,
barium and other elements, all reduced to a state of incandescent va-
Littlo by little they cover a larger
part of the sun, and sometimes Ihev
are observed in the direction of the
poles of the solar body. They form
then immense aigrettes, quite analogous to those - which discharge
themselves from the negative poles of
electric machines.
During these intervals the condensation of the sun continues by successive degrees of impetus, and the
three pulsations, so to speak, of
phenomena of another kind appear in
the polar regions.
To these phenomena the name of
quiescent protuberances has been
given, but they are really immense
masses of clouds from which there
descend upon the solar surface veritable whirlwinds and torrents of molten metal.
These phenomena, following the
intermediary periods, attain vast
proportions every successive thirty-
three or thirty-live years. The last
phase of this character occurred in
1870, and it is expected that its recurrence will mark the vear 1905.
It is further a remarkable fact that
these magnetic disturbances are all
grouped together In the years which
occur about one year before the
maxima of sun spots.
These disturbances throughout the
periods of thirty-three or thirty-Aye
years are interrupted each successive period of three years or more.
Thus thero will probably be magnetic displays during 1904. 190o and
probably  1906.
Then the solar fever will decrease
and greater atmospheric calm will
probably prevail on our globe. Our
meteorology itself proves this, and
it is certain that tho seasons will
progress more in accordance with a
normal standard. The pulse of tho
sun finally will assume a more regular beat, and natural order will be
restored���for some years.���Abbe M.
Moroux, Observatory of Dourges,
I.mlr  Dnrtld of Anci.nl   Lineage.
Lady Durand, wife of tho new British Ambassador at Wasshington, 1).
C, is not only a most charming
hostess socially, but, like her distinguished husband, she is very clever with her pen.
She belongs to ono of England's
oldest and most aristocratic families,
Or-   Agnew's     Catarrhal     Powder   ���
Great Blessing.
"When 1 read that Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder could relieve Catarrh in
10 iiiinmes I was far from being convinced. I tried it���a single pull through
the blower aflorded instant relief, stopped pain over the eyea and cleansed tin*
nasal passages. To-day I am free from
Catarrh." B. L. Egan's (Easton, l'a.,)
experience has been that ol thousands of
others and may be yours, ttald by all
Apparently the Japanese know that
in fighting an adversary like ItUHSiu
it is necessary, if possible, to deliver
the knockout blow iu the lirst round.
Russia Is very short of doetoiu,
having only eight for every [00,000
inhabitants.     Great Britain has  1S0
for the fame nun.ber.
While the Japanese are vegetarians,
they Mo not object, to a Mile 1 eminent on special occasions.
While China's judgment tells it to
remain neutral, its heart counsels
the throwing of a flat-iron.
Safety For Your Children
When a mother finds it necessary to
give her littlo one medicine she cannot bo too careful as to the remedy
employed. The so-called "soothing"
medicines always contain poisonous
opiates, and theso Bhould never be
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I speak very emphatically on this
subject. As Charles Dickens had his
"Bleak House," with its Ghost's
walk, and Nathanidl Hawthorne bis
"House of tho Sovoh cables."
peopled with the evil spirits of past
generations, unless we bowaro we
may have the temples of our minds
filled with the weirdest fantasies,
created entirely by our own unregu-
| luted imagination or by evil associ-
Splritual Phenomena Mas Its Facts As
Ras the Material lluild i.osptl Tele*
pathj a Subtle, Mysterious Jufluf.nre,
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Los Angeles Cal., March 6.���In this
sermon the preacher discusses the
phychological phenomena of mind
influencing mind and shows how tho
soul may be elevated and energized
by divine influence. The text is
Acts x., 11, "And he saw heaven
opened and a certain vessel descending."
Theory is often little more than the
fine art of guessing. ft is some-
timcL' the way of concealing lite fact
that you do not know a thing, by
using scicntilic language.
What is speciiic gravity? "That is
the physical law," you answer,
"which Isaac Newton discovered.
Sitting one day under an overarching tree branch in his orchard, he
felt a put! of wind upon his cheek.
The overhanging branch swayed, and
a fall pippin, like a lump of gold,
dropped into his lap. Then the English sage began to wonder why that
apple came down to earth instead of
flying away, as though it had the
wings of a bird, toward the stars.
As a result of these ponderings Newton generalized all the causes of cohesion and gravitation which bind
this earth into a compact mass and
called them "speciiic gravity." But,
my friend, with your learned answer you have not explained to me
anything. In reference to the laws
of physical cohesion you have only
given to me two big words to express what I did not know before
and what I do not know now.
As in the material world, so in the
mental and spiritual world there are
facts and phenomena which we know
to be certainly true, though we cannot tell tho "whys" and the
"wherefores" nor tho causes which
produced these results. For instance,
we are nearly all ready to grunt tho
power of human telepathy, or the influence of one human mind upon
another human mind even at a distance. Sitting in a public meeting
some night you exercise the power of
will upon a person, and soon he will
turn round and look at you, although that person could give no
rational reason why lie turned and
looked. Indeed, so powerful sometimes is this influence of one human
mind over another that many students of criminology have come to
the belief that some murderers who
wield the dagger or aim the pistol
may be merely the helpless and pliant instruments of unknown criminals who have impelled them to
commit, their murderous deeds. Mesmerism, hypnotism, bewitchery, enchantment, aro merely long names
defining this mysterious power,
which almost everywhere ill the Intellectual world is beginning to bo
recognized, and men are asking whether it may not sometimes dethrone
the supremacy of the individual will.
As one human mind has an influence over another human mind, we
also know that there Is a spiritual
telepathy, a subtle, mysterious influence which the other world exerts
upon our own. Visional messages as
direct and unmistakable as that
which came to Peter upon the housetop of Simon's house in Joppa may
also come to us. Wo may bo unable
to explain how the divine manifestations come to the human mind. Cod
will speak to us now If we will only
let him, ns surely as he spoke in
many cases to his servants of old.
If we look to Cod continually for
guidanco, to us, too. shall she promise be fulfilled, "Thine ears shall
hear n word behind I bee saying, This
is the way; Walk ye iii it." The purpose of this sermon is not to analyze Ihe causes of divine telepathy Bo
much us to suggest  ways   in   which
Cod  may  he speaking to hill children
in these days.
Gospel telepathy, in the first place,
comes lo Cod's children as if did to
Peter upon Simon's house-top, in
broad daylight. By I hat I do not
mean that it necessarily comes to
us as it did to Peter at I lie sixth
hour or when the sun is highest, in
the meridian, hut I do menu this :
When Clod speaks to man he speaks
to him when he is rational, when he
is wide awake, when his senses aro
on the alert, not when he is cooped
up in some dark, deceitful retreat of
n spiritualistic medium or when he
is tossing about on his couch at
midnight in uneasy slumber as tho
result of his digestive organs having
been overloaded. There is a vision of
the spirit and a vision of the flesh.
There is a vision which comes from
God and one that is, like tlie nightmare, Ih'i product of our own brain
under Ihe disturbance of physical or
mental conditions. There must ho
careful discrimination lest we accept
foolish fancies and mlschovous impulses n.s the voice of Cod. That
which is born of the flesh is flesh,
nnd that which is born of the spirit
is spirit.
carry the gospel to all the world,
whether .Tew or Gentile, so by a
divine vision we may know that God
wants us to go forth lo save this or
that man and do this or that work.
V>'c know it. hist the same as we
know what our earthly employer
wants us to do when lie gives us a
bundle of checks and tells us to go
and deposit them in tlie bunk. By
divine   telepathy  we   knew   what   Cod
ations and  not   by the vision  ol Cod. |   wauls us to do.    Cod  is bidding you
What right lies any man to apply to
himself the Ninety-first psalm of
David, as did a man some time ago
in one of our eastern cities? lie pondered over these verses day in and
day out! "For he shall give his ua-
gels charge over thee to keep thee in
all thy ways. They shall bear thee
up in their hands, lest thou dash thy
foot against a stone." Then, in order to demonstrate his belief in this
saying, that man jumped from the
top of a four storey building and
broke nearly every bone in his body.
Do you suppose a vision like that
came from Cod or from the devil?
What right has a man when in
doubt about any matter to go to a
fortune teller or to a sorcerer or a
professor of divination and to regard the voice of a professional
charlatan as the  voice of God?
There    is a   vision    sent  by  Cod.
There  is  also  a  Satanic    telepathy.
Christ, bone of our bone and flesh of
our  flesh,   was  tempted  by   the   vis- .
ions of sin as well as we.      In     the |
fourth chapter of Luke we read that
Satan    took    Jesus     up     lo   a   high
mountain and in vision showed unto I
him all  the kingdoms of the    world '
and said: "All this power will I give
thee and the glory of them, for that i
is delivered unto me, nnd to    whomsoever 1 will, I will give it. If thou.  I
therefore, will worship   nie   all shall
be thine." Then Satan took Jesus to
the pinnacle of the temple and asked
him  to     cast    himself    down     from
thence, to prove that he was the Son I
of God.   But Jesus, instead of obeying the Satanic vision, turned unto '
the devil  and answered,  "It  is written, thou shalt not tempt the   Lord,
thy God."   If being so pure and holy
as  our     Lord     Was   approached     by
temptation and assailed l,y a ternpl-
er who based his wicked suggestions
on passages of Scripturo, how   careful should we be when a vision conies
to ns, as it came to Peter    on    the
house-top,   to     make  sure  that     the
vision  is heaven sent  lor our    guld- I
ance and not a temptation from the
onemy sent to our own destruction.     |
How  to  explain  this  manifestation
I know  not.   I  would give you     the
simple  facts  and   let you judge    for
yourself.        We   were  en   route     from
Beirut to Athens by way of Smyrna.  ,
It was about II o'clock in  tho morning.    I     was awakened  by  my  companion  sobbing in  his  berth.   "What
is    the   matter,    TrotibV"    1  asked.
"Oh," he answered,  "teinierliiiig    has
happened     at   my   sister's   home.       I
had  a  strange  vision  about     It.      I
was not  asleep,  but  this  vision    has
come    upon' me  as nn  overwhelming
realily."      ''.Vonsens',  man!"    I   answered.    "You are not a Fanatic, are
you?   You were asleep and bad a bad j
dream;  that   is all."    I   did    not     be- .
liovo in God's visions then as    I   do |
now.    My  friend said     nothing,     but :
that vision made such an  impression j
upon him   that,  lie  took note     of the '
time and  the latitude and the longitude we were then  in.  From    Athens
we   went   directly   home.      So    overpowering was his conviction  of    the
realily  of     that  vision   that   instead
of going at once to his Philadelphia
home  he   stopped   first  nt  a    friend's
residence not. fur from   where  he  lived.   "How   are   Ihe   folks'.'''    said    he.
Tho  friend   answered:        "What!   Did
you  not receive any message "lately? j ho   well   for   us  lo  dwell   upon
o go forth to spiritually sine this
man and that man, to do this gospel work nnd that gospel work.
Within you to-day you may hear the
call. With your wide open eyes in
broad daylight you may see the
divine vision.
This ^gospel call for practical work
is the more impressive aud Immanent because God's visions are never
haphazard; they are never purposeless or meaningless dreams. They
always have a Very practical interpretation. When Teter looked olf
f'.-om Simon's house top he saw a
great sheet let down from the heavens, filled with "nil manner of four
footed beasts of the earth, and wild
beasts, and creeping things, and
fowls of the air." That vision was
a symbol of the fact that Jesus died
to save the Gentile us well tts the
Jew, the despised barbarian as well
as the Jewish high priest, the un-
circutnclscd as well us tlie circumcised. Hardly had the vision ended
wheti Peter heard a loud rapping at
the lower gate. "Who is there?
Who is there?" was asked. "I am a
messenger from Cornelius," is the
answer. "1 am not a Jew. but a
Gentile,    sent  by  a    holy  angel  to
j thee. Wilt thou come and tell him
about Jesus .Christ?" The vision
and the knock at the door were one
summons. Then if was that Peter
knew his vision was divine and that
he  was  called   to  a  duty   which    he
, might  have  shrunk    from  if  he had
I not seen the preparatory vision.   No
, longer was the offer of salvation to
be made to the Jews only; no longer were the messengers of Christ to
regard the Gentiles as common or
unclean.       So  much   ihe   vision  had
' taught him, and so I'eter went with
the  men and  preached  Christ   to  the
' Gentile centurion, and he found that
the gospel  was     the power  of   God
' unto sa.lvation to the Gentile as well
1 as to the" Jew.
God's visions are never haphazard
incongruities. When Ihe good Ananias one day iu tho city of Damascus
had the command in a vision that ho
should place the hands of holy ordination upon the bitterest enemy of
the Christian disciples he at first
doubted, the divine authenticity of
the vision. Ananias looked up at
lirst into the heavens and in surprise suid: "Lord, 1 have heard by
many of this man, how much evil he
hath done to the tjiilnts nt Jerusalem. Not hill)! Not Snul! I cannot
ordain Saul of Tarsus." But hardly
had the good Ananias Centered the
house to which Cod had directed
him when they brought him a staggering, stumbling blind man. It
was Saul! It was the arch enemy
Saul! Then Ananias knew that his
vision was divine. So, O man and
woman, the divine vision conies lo
you for practical gospel work. You
feel it. You know il. Why? Because while I speak there arises before your mind some one man. sonio
one woman, some one child, you can
save. You arc like Peter standing
upon the house top. You are listening lo the messenger of Cornelius
calling you lo carry the news of salvation lo some waiting soul.
But there is Mill another fact
about   Cod's  visions   which   it   would
Why, your sister lost both her twin
boys in one day. They both died of
diphtheria within an hour of each
other." My friend asked the time.
They died about, the sume time Ihe
wonderful vision came to him in the
middle of the Mediterranean Sea, I
ask you mrt to give a human interpretation of that manifestation. You
cannot.. I cannot. From a human
standpoint was not that vision very
strange? Can you Interpret it from
any supernatural causal ion?
Hut why be surprised nl Ihe incident I have related? You have
heard of many similar occurrences.
You had a divine vision in your
own life when the undertaker rudely
broke into your home. When I lie doctor said she was dead, nl lirst you
were almost broken hear tod. You
were like a madman, You paced up
and down the room saying: "Oh,
God, how can I get along without
her? Oh. my Cod. my Cod! What
shall 1 do?" Hardly bad you Uttered
that agonizing prayer when a
strange pence came into your soul.
She seemed to come buck to you.
She seemed to put her arms about
your neck and to say with her old
terms of endearment: "Husband, palm, sweet heart. sun. I am all right.
Christ bus merely taken me away
for a little while. I cannot come to
you, hut you shall come to me."
Was it a dronm? Was that message
merely a Satanic mockery or was it
a divine vision coming lo you as one
came to Peter on Simon's housetop? When you saw her joy and
happiness was it not the same kind
of a div'ine vision ns that which
came to St. John when he cried out
in Apocalypse: "Who aro these which
are arrayed in while robes, and
whence came they? These are'they
which came out of great tribulation
and have washed their robes and
made them white in the blood of tho
The divine telepathy often conies
,ns a direct command for practical
gospel work. As I'eter on Simon's
house top by his vision knew that
Christ     was  sending   bjm  forth     to
divine telepathy comes to the despised man's home as frequently us
it does to the ruler's palace. Who
was Fetor's host at the house where
he had litis divine vision? He was
Simon the tanner. He was in all
probability the most despised man in
all the coast capital at, that lime.
Among the Jews the denier in cured
hides of animals was looked upon as
a social outcast. The harlot, tlie
murderer, the Insurrectionist, were
more respected than he. The condemned criminal might be pardoned
of his crimes even though he was the
thief who waylaid Iho poor man on
tlie road to Jericho, but Hie tanner's calling was never forgiven. As
men shrank from contact wilb the
leper, whose touch might eouiiiiuni-
cate his loathsome disease to tho
healthy person, so the Jew shrank
from contact with the tanner, whoso
presence in a home brought ceremonial contamination. The door of hospitality was always slummed shut in
the lace of I hi' tanner.
lly ihe old Jewish law, if a husband died without any children, his
brother was compelled to marry the
widow. Hut a widow was not compelled to marry that, brother if he
was n tanner. Not even the Jewish
law would compel a woman to suffer such an ignominy. Ifa man married a vvoinsn without telling her
he was a tanner, she could have th"
matrimonial bonds instantly annulled, as soon as the deception was
found out. Of course, there had to
be tanners among (he Jews, as there
must be hangmen for this present
generation; yet. so bitterly were the
tanners despised in ancient times
that by the eastern law no tanner
was allowed l.o build his tannery
nearer lo the outskirts of a tovvu
than fifty cubits. It was to this despised homo that the heavenly vision
came, opening the gate of the Christian church to the Gentile nations.
Your home, 0 man, () woman, may
be humble; it may be located in
what the aristocratic people call tho
slums;   it   may     even   have   been    as
sociated with the vicious pollution oi
society; but even there the voice
from tlie heavenly mansions may bo
heard. "I came not,'' said the compassionate Saviour, "to call the
righteous, but sinners, to repentance." You may be a social outcast, ns much shunned as Simon the
tanner, but in your house, too, you
ma.', le-ar a voice saying, "Come,
now. and let us reason together;
though your sins be as scarlet, they
shall he white as snow; though they
bo red like crimson, they shall be as
One more thought is suggested by
Peter's experience. This vision of
the sheet coming down from tho
heavens filled with all manner of
four footed beasts and creeping
things and fowls of the air came to
I'eter when he was comparatively a
young man. It came to him not
only as a message of salvat ion, but
also as a command, especially for
young men and women, to go to
work. He was then a young man in
the thirties. My young friends, note
the importance of this fact. It
means that God is appealing to the
young and the physically stalwart
to consecrate our energy und vigor
to his service.
"I never hear my pastor preach,"
said a young girl, "but 1 am always filled with the desire to say,
'Lord, what wilt thou lave me to
do?' " So I never read an account
of tho Joppa vision, but I always
feel this a message especially for mo
and for the young people to whom I
speak to do something. Oh, young
men and young women, will you
not be roused, as I'eter was aroused,
with the thought that, you may become gospel messengers to a sinful
world? Will you not catch an inspiration for glorious Christian work
by standing upon the house top of
Simon  the tanner?
Kcnrlngr  tlie  Limit.
Miss Tabby���How Is your husband
getting along, Mrs. Thomas?
Mrs. Thomas Cat���Not very well, ne
lost his seventh life yesterday, and !
am getting worried about him.���New
York Times.
A   SlioTTilo-wn.
Three yniing men attired in faultless
manner, escorting two charming and
well dressed young Indies, boarded a
Main street car the other evening, evidently bound for tho theater. The
young fellows ���were full of life and
could not contain themselves with the
degree of complacency with which their
fair companions carried themselves.
One of the gallants, who was apparently doing Ihe honors of the occasion, produced live tickets as the conductor approached and, arranging them like a
hand at cards, remarked "A full hand."
"Yes." replied Ihe knight of the bell
rope. "Three jacks and a pair of
queens."���Columbus Dispatch.
l.i  the  noolbMtore.
"Jones' new book won't set the river
on fire."
"No; but a dozen of 'em in the grate
will keep the room warm!"���Atlanta
lIONton   I.ndlea.
Gertrude���How do you know Mrs.
Dowday makes ber own clothes? Has
she a sewing ���woman's forefinger?
Millieent���I don't know anything
about that. I was thinking of the horrid way her gowns lit her.���Boston
Those  Girll,
"Maud says she had her flngen
crossed when she accepted Chollyboy."
"But she uncrossed them when he
showed her Ihe big solitaire he had
brought."���Cincinnati Times-Star.
Kranon For Jt.
"I don't, sco why you girls aro nil so
orazy after that tell young fellow," snld
the girl who Intel just, arrived at the (seashore.    "Me stutters,"
"But just notice how long his arms
���re. '���'
"What of it;:"
"Why, they make a girl think her waist
Is three sizes smaller than it, is."���Chicago
it, !>e I. i aii   the  ThounJitleas.
Hettie���I think it's awful mean to
make me practice two whole hours every day.
Papa���But what do you think of your
mother and me, who are chief sulTer-
Cl'S?���Boston Transcript.
To the last tiny she lives a woman
can never understand how a man can
Worry about money matters when the
children are doiug so well at school.���
New York I'ress.
In   l'oor   Slorht.
Noll���Mamie is going to marry nn
Belle���Is he wealthy?
Nell���I don't know. She says there's
a lot of money iu sight for him.���
The Lion That Frightened
Little Gladys.
LITTLE Gladys had n tremendous
imagination, nnd she both amused and alarmed the family by
her oig stories. One day she rushed in
'rom the garden and told her mother a
breathless tale about a lion who laid
taken possession of her summer bouse.
"Are you sure it's a lion. Gladys';"
OSkCd her mot ber.
"Oh, yes, mamma, He's a great big
"Well, we'll go right out and see
him," said her mother.
Little Gladys acted as if somewhat
confused, but she followed her mother
out into tlie yard. As they neared the
summer house she said: "1 guess it
wasn't a lion, mother. I guess it was a
"Well, we'll see If we can drive him
off, then," said her mother bravely and
continued on her way. As they came
still nearer the summer house Gladys
pulled her mother back by the dress.
"I guess it wasn't a tiger. I guess it
was a monkey. Yes. it was a monkey
But this did not Influence Gladys'
mother, for she at once expressed a desire to see the monkey and marched
directly to the summer house. There
on the steps sat a big gray cut. Gladys'
mother turned around and eyed her little daughter reproachfully. The little
girl brushed a rosy red. and then, pulling herself together, she said, "I know
it's only a cat. mamma, but it has such
big whiskers it looks just like papa."���
New York Times.
A   Hard   CllHC.
"Don't cry, my boy. I'll take you
"Thanks. Mr. Cop. And would you
mind ptittin' handcuffs on me, so's
folks 'II think I'm truly arrested?"���
San Francisco Examiner.
I'   Served   un  ii   Revivor.
She Wut ciad tired.
She had been shopping all the morning, and her feet ached. So did her
head. She wits too tired to eat, too
tired to sit still. She was too tired to
ascend the stairs and lie down.
Then the telephone bell rang. Sha
crawled to the receiver.
"Yes, this is���oh, is this you. Laura?
What's that? Hid you? Where did you
gel it? Mercy! As cheap ns that? Why,
I paid ii dollar more only last week!
Where did you say? How lucky! And
have they any more left? How much?
Oh. only a remnant! About four yards!
Yes, I will. I'll go right down. It's so
kind of you to call mo up. How's
George? That's nice! Yes. I'll start
right away.  Goodby!"
Then this poor, tired woman put on
her hat and wrap and hustled down
street again.���Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Jr.,-!.   I'roHt'M Tours.
Not long since Johnny stood at the
window trying to see through the frost-
Work that was slowly molting, when
he took out his handkerchief and as
each drop of water started down the
Window thoughtfully wiped It away.
When his mother asked him what he
was doing be replied:
"Oh, I'm just wiping nway .Tack
Frost's tears."���Philadelphia Ledger.
A     llosfoil     lllislllllltl.
Ntis. Caudle���I think there's u man
Mr. Candle���I thought I heard some
one. Suppose you go down and ask
him what he wants. F.ven a burglar
wouldn't strike a woman, you know.���
Boston Transcript
Miss McQueery���You and Mr. Sophtly
correspond, do you not?
Miss Giddny-Oh. gracious, no! He's
real dark complexion, while I'm quite
a decided blond, of course.���Philadelphia Press.
A   1'hiloNophor.
Teacher���And why should wo endeavor to rise by our own efforts?
Boy���'Cause {here's no telling when
the alarm clock goes wrong.���Yonkers
SlMllr  rrnetlenl.
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time giants of statesmanship their gifts
for rhetoric and oratory V"
"Sometimes," answered Senator Sor*
ghimi. "Tho only difficulty is that
these gifts aro liable to lead a man to
think up speeches Instead of schemes
for making lnoiioy.'V-Washiiigton Star. 7 v.
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FRIDAY, APRIL. 29, 1904
Had we a jail wo could have many
Improvements on our streets mnde by
the government hard-labor employees
that would require much whistling to
get in any other way.
* *     *
On account of the shutdown a great
many men have gone to Fernie to draw
their pay, and that means more losses to
merchants here from credit bills, to say
nothing of the trade given to another
town that would be left hero wero the
pay system for portion of month proper.
How long ! how long !
* *     *
A conversation with the citizens of
Elko reveals tho fact that they, along
with the Fernieites, arc laboring under
the delusion that they are going to have
tho Flathead traffic. There is too much
in favor of the Morrissey route to allow
any other route to be taken for the government road if the interests of the
public are safeguarded.
* ���     *
By the time the road commissioner,
gets his reply with appropriation from
Victoria the people here will be quite
on their mettle about this road to the
Junction. Why not have spent the $50
at once, and done something to relievo
the emergency, instead of waiting till
tho road is dry because a work of greater cost requires an appropriation T
* *    *
We are not collecting antique specimens nor preserving relics for their
historical associations but can boast
that the Despatch, unlike the Winnipeg
Free Press, is printed on a yery ancient,
cylinderless, draw - from - the - shoulder
Washington press, with detached inking
device, and altogether of tho most primitive type. It would be very foolish for
us to part with this antique press and
have the latest improved quadruple perfecting press installed.
* *     *
We lenrn that the Coal Co. are about
to grade tho streets and lay cinder from
station down town, work of putting
down the sidewalk also starting very
soon. These improvements aro certainly much needed and will bo heartily
welcomed. It is hoped that the grading
will do away with the lay of witter from
leaks in the water main on Third street,
as parts that should bo well dried-up
are wet and muddy yet on this account.
The leaks are said to be due to improper laying of tho pipe, there being crooks
up and down, with faulty joints, and
the effect of this careless work is deplorable from the standpoint of weak water
power as well as the flooded street.
Tho mutter requires remedy and it
is advisable to do it at once.
* Si        *
It is useless to attempt making butter
by shaking an empty churn, hence we
havo been rather quiet in regard to the
erection of jail and school buildings
l^ere and the bridge across the Elk at
the Junction. However, the reported
^jgrting of the foundation for the  new
jail at Fernie a few weeks ago has been
food for much comment, and the pressing need of a jail here has made many,
with good reason, wonder why our
building was not started first. The fact
that there are a number of men on the
chain gang at Ferhie who could be employed in the digging of the foundation
and other work, without expense to the
government, undoubtedly aecountB for
the action of tho authorities. Our jail,
school and bridge are coming, and we
expect to hear somothing drop soon.
The following on the probable abdication of Port Arthur by tho Russians
is contributed lo Tho Despatch by one
who has been studying the war closely:���
It seems to be now generally conceded
among those who are making an unbiased study of affairs in the Far East
that it would be wise for the Russians
to abandon Port Arthur and to withdraw to the shores of Lake Baikal for
reorganization. This is reputed to be
General Kouropatkin's latest advice to
the Czar.
Tho loss of Port Arthur would be
little less than a loss of prestige, but
this would be preferable to the cost of
retaining a much bombarded fortress.
By abandoning this position the Russians would have time to colloct the
vast stores of men and material that
are necessary to carry on the campaign
in Manchuria.
Too much importance seomingly has
been placed upon the long line of railway with the fortress at tho extreme
point, which has taken a tremendous
amount of men and money to maintain.
A slow rotiremont on the part of Russia into tho interior would gain for her
the time which is essential to her salvation, and would allow her to concentrato
her forces for a steady and united advance later. This, it is anticipated, will
be the next move of the Russians, and
it will doubtless be done before Port
Arthur falls into the hands of the Japanese.
The rush is ��n ...
5"    S
The business known as the Fernie
Drug Store, one of the oldest in the
town, changed hands this week when
Messrs. E. Hazlewood and N. E. Sudda
by purchased it from the wholesale firm
of Martin, Bole and Wynne, of Winnipeg. The business in future will be
managed by Mr. Hazlewood, who will
give his personal attention to it. Mr.
Suddaby will continue his work on the
road. W. J. Mitchell, the former manager of this store, left on Monday evon-
ing for McGrath, Alta., where he has
been offered a good position.���Fernio
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Offices over Burns & Go's Butcher Shop
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They are going into the,Flathead Coal and Oil fields. The
Flathead country in the not distant future will-rival the great
Pennsylvania Coal and Oil region. . . .
The coming spring will see thousands of people going into
the new Eldorado. Morrissey Mines is the nearest point to
start from.   It is the outfitting point.
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For a good clean shave,
an artistic hair cut or a
shampoo, patronize the Union Barber Shop.
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orrassey Manes.
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If You Have
any Draying to do, any
freight to haul from the
Junction, wood or coal
required, remember
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Beer and Porter is unexcelled. It is m e
from the purest of malt and hops. The Beer
that will make Morrissey famous.
Have you tried it ?    We are turning out
the proper article.   .   .
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���*'��' < aiSsws���
F, J. Watson, of Fernie, was down on
R Wiikie moved his family to Coal
Creek this week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Trites spent a day
at Tonkin Uiis week.
Messrs. Roaf, Mitchell and Hoffmar
spent. Sunday in Fernie.
Mr. and A3 rs. C. Sinister spent Saturday and Sunday at Oowley.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Oldland were in
Fernie a tew days this weak.
Gus. Bloomquist,engineer at the tipple, left Tuesday for San Francisco on a
J. H. Bricker, o! the Crow's Nest Trading Co., was down from Fernie on Wednesday.
Church of England service at the
Alexandra, Sunday, 3 o'clock ; Gourlay
House, 7 p.m.
T. Ilalpin and family left on Saturday
tor Prince Albert, where he has accepted a position as book-keeper.
F. C. Lawe went to Fernie Tuesday to
attend court for a few days, having a
number of cases to dispose of.
A carload of timber has arrived for
the Windsor hotel sidewalks around the
hotel and along third street from fourth
to third avenue.
Miss Jessie Leitch, Miss Ella Grant,
Archie and Geoige Leitch spent Sunday
ait .Morrissey, tbeguest of Mrs. J. Gillis.
���Cranbrook Herald.
A. Mutz, of tho Fort Steele Brewery,
came down from Fernie on Monday and
succeeded in rounding up considerable
of his rolling stock in the foreign quarters here.
The Presbyterians purpose holding
service regularly down town beginning
Sunday, May 1st Services will be held
at 11 a.m. in the Eagle Cafe. The public are cordially invited.
The Shipman Comedian show in Fernie on Saturday evening last was well
patronized, but the expectations of
many were not realized, as the troupe
work was not so meritorious as reported
The Eagle Cafe building and lot has
changed ownership, Mrs. Agnes Paquin
having disposed ot it to A. Burney for
the consideration of $000. He intends
putting another storey an the building.
Sirs. Paquin has gone to Nelson.
J. F. Armstrong, road commissioner,
was up on Friday to inspect the road to
tlie Junction. He sent a report to Vic
toria, asking an appropriation, as he is
authorized to do no work costing over
tifty dollars without a special grant.
Two lacrosse leagues were organized
at the meeting in Frank recently. One
is known as the Crow's Nest League,
comprising Cranbrook, Fernie, Frank,
and Lethbridge. The other the Union
League, including Medicine Hat with
the four of the Crow's Nest league.
D. Clark has been making improvements near his hotel building by the
extension of sidewalk and grading down
of the road in front Business men of
his stamp realize that to do a thing is to
have it done, and that governments, as
well as townsite companies, are usually
negligent and tardy, making a wait a
period of uncertainty. It is nice to see
things being done.
Tho meeting of those interested in
baseball or football which was called
for Friday evening last was not well attended, and not representative, as there
are many players in the upper town and
the meeting being held down here about
a half dozen Tonkin people turned out.
The meeting served as a starter, however. It was decided that, having more
and better material for a tirst-class football team than baseball, we would play
the college game, man-making, lung expanding, association football. There
are a number of excellent players here,
and there is every assurance that we
can get up a team which will be an
honor and credit to this town. A meeting to organize the club will be held in
the Gourlay House this (Friday) evening, and it is expected that practice will
be on at the recreation grounds in a
week's time at least.
Kev. Stoney held Church of England
service at Michel on Sunday and also at
Elko Monday evening, returning on
H. L. Staebler, of Fernie, was down
on Wednesday for his music class engagement here. The number of pupils
is increasing, he having a class of eight
at present.
A few local sports bagged a half-dozen
duck on the Elk tho other day. The
duck are quite hard to get at, they say.
A number of flocks of geese have been
seen flying up the valley high above
M. Miller, laundryman, has had the
appearance of his building and store
greatly improved by paint The clean
and nobby set-off of many buildings here
due to paint is making our town a wholesome, pretty sight
The Ka-No-Ta Medicine Concert Co.,
showing at the Alexandra this week, is
meeting with fair success. The work of
the troupe is appreciated by thoso who
have attended, the clog dancing being
exceptionally good, it is said.
Wednesday night some thief or thieves
broke into the station houso here and
stole two quarter-kegs of beer, forcing
out a long steel staple, thus throwing
the lock of the door. There were more
kegs there undisturbed, but probably
they got plenty for a good drunk. Our
local constable has not succeeded in
locating his game yet.
Many of our readers have been anxious
to find The Lost Wife and are making
inquires. Wo were aware of the disappearance but did not desire to make
an explanation until we heard what the
ready-print men had to say in the matter, and, as surmised, they have made
an error in omitting the serial from thu
last batch of four consecutive issues
sent us, the story being found absent
first in The Despatch of April 8th. This
serial, by Mrs. H Lovett Cameron, is,
we believe, of unusual interest, and we
are pleased to state that it will be con
tinued from where it left off in the issue
of May 13.
The conduct of certain boys of the
upper town during a recent marriage
ceremony is. to say the least, deplorable.
To serenade a young couple on their
return from a wedding trip is ono thing,
but to make a great noise and uproar,
with shouts of " hurry up ; sign your
name and dig up " and similar stuff that
was audable in the room where the
matrimonial relationship was being
sealed by a religious ceremony, disturbing and embarassing those present and
making fun of what is a sacred service,
is quite another thing. And a more deplorable feature of the thing is that
women���married women and mothers
were goading the boys on. The boys
knew no better, and it is obvious, to
their shame, those few women did not.
Names are known to us but withheld
from publication, the boys, as is natural,
letting out the personate of their instigators.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce,
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Drug Store
Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000.
Reserve Fund $3,000,000.
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Savings Department
Deposits of $1,00 nnd upwards received and interest allowed at current rates.     Depositors are subject to no delay when
depositing or withdrawing funds.
MINERS, Lumbermen,
and working-men of all
classes get the greatest
value by buying at
Jos. Aiello, prop.
Tony (Jaravetta
Successor to F. Moncuso.
A full line of
Next door to the Western
To any part of the district.
Baggage transferred from
the Junction. All orders
for draying promptly filled
if left with
" Bill " the Drayman.
Meat Market.
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fish,
Game and Poultry.
Your Trade Solicited.
R. W. Rogers.
The fuel saved in one season by a
Hot Blast Heater will more
frhan pay for the stove.
It gives these results because
it burns the gas half of
the coal.   For sale at
Everything in
can be supplied by us.
Letter Orders filled
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Our Liquors and Cigars are The Best.
Try Them.
T. Rader & Co., Props.
We are
Here with
the Goods.
That is why our trade
is rapidly increasing in
Fernie and this locality.
Our stock of Poultry,
Fresh and Cured Meats
is complete, and everything is clean and up-
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receive our prompt attention.
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Fancy Goods, Notions and
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We can " fix you up "
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are within the above named
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liOn the Way to
| Bellegarde
Copyright, WW, by T. 0. McClure
In going from Macon to Geneva
there are two routes, the one by Nan-
tua and the olhcr by Bellegarde. Both
are eo charming and so picturesque
that the choice between them is sometimes nearly heartrending.
It was on a cold, bright, late autumn
day in November that a pretty girl, apparently an American, started to get
Into the Bellegnrde train. Waiting as if
to enter the same compartment stood a
man well loaded with valises. Perhaps
it was because he also was an American that when he saw her helplessly
struggling on the steep, ladder-like steps
he immediately put forth a strong band
and raised her gently to the level
Perhaps it was because she was not
positive as to what he was that, barely
bending her head in acknowledgment
of the courtesy, she stepped swiftly
over the bouillotes, seated herself in the
farther corner and turned a steadfast
gaze far and away.
He seized the strap and swung himself upward after her, then banged the
door and jerked up Ihe window.   The
latter was stubborn, nnd ere it was
firmly fastened the train hud left the
station and was speeding fast.
As ho seated himself he threw a
quick glance at his companion. She
was a pretty girl with blue eyes, a lovable nose, a kissable mouth and an Irreproachable traveling outfit. A look of
nimisement crossed his face as he noted
the frigidity of her bearing, for he
knew enough of human nature to be
quite positive that she was thinking of
him. Her rigid interest in the scenery
on her own side assured him of that
fact. He unhooked the indieateur and
studied it carefully, nnd when he stood
up to throw it on to the bundle rack he
felt that her eyes had been turned his
way, so he sat down again, folded his
arms nnd waited for time to pass a little. The possibilities of French trains
are great. Those without tempers gain
them; those with tempers lose them���in
both eases one speaks.
She appeared unalterably fixed in her
determination, but nevertheless be
waited quietly, hopefully.
Each looked out of Hieir own window. The Jura mountains were massing themselves one against another In a
reckless desire lo become Alps as soon
as possible, and the Albarine was running from one side of tho track to the
other as if in all its previous course of
existence It had never seen a railway
train before.
Suddenly they were swallowed up In
a tunnel, and the girl gave a quick,
startled cry.
"It's very short." he said politely.
She did not answer.
They came out into the light again
and stopped nt Art more. He let down
the window nnd leaned out. that being
the favorite recreation of the continental traveler. The village was overflowing with soldiers, cockades, bands and
"It's the day of the lot drawing for
the army," he said ns he drew in his
head and raised the sash again. His
tone was disinterested In the extreme.
"And that's Mont Cotombier on your
side." he added.
She looked at Mont Colombler and
said with a chill haughtiness, "Thank
The valley of the Albarine was beginning to merge into the grander valley of the Rhone, the hitter fiver sweeping broadly beside Ihe railway, while
the Alps, Increasing with each nearer
view, loomed heavily above.
"The liner view is on this side," ho
remarked kindly. She did not turn her
"I'll sit on that side If I ever return
this way," she murmured.
The train stopped at Culoz. nnd he
left the car anil smoked a cigarette on
the platform of the garo.
When he climbed in again she glanced
at him about halfway to bis knees, and
he felt he had made some progress.
"The next is Seyssel." he announced
cheerfully; "the half on the opposite
bank is in Savoy."
She looked across nt the Savoy bnlf
of Seyssel. and be contemplated her
full face fur two seconds.
"How Interesting!" she commented
coolly nnd turned to the French half.
Un nulled lilo runotncbP. and the color
In his eyes deepened with an undisguised mixture of amusement and interest.
Another tunnel.
"Our lamps seem to have been forgotten."   (His voice.)
"Evidently."   (Her voice.)
He knew from Uie sound that she
had turned toward him to speak.
Then they came into the daylight
once more and rolled swiftly above the
"We really ought to have a lamp,"
he said anxiously. "The tunnels are
many between here and Bellegarde."
She looked at him furtively, and he
caught her eye nnd smiled openly.
"Don't be frightened, though," he
said, with ready reassurance. "I am a
mairied man."
Some curving linos crept between her
eyes and lips.
"I'm married, too," she responded.
They exchanged glances.
With a roar the train plunged Into
darkness again.
When it flew forth a chance passing
cinder would have perceived that he
laid changed his seat to one by her
side; also that her face was flushing.
"Do you know," he said, "when I got
in I was fairly frightened at your lofty
"Were you?" she said. "How nice!
I wanted to frighten you. I've rend
that is the proper feeling for ladie3 to
try to inspire when they find themselves alone with a man."
"Are you often successful V" he
She bit her lip.   Then:
"No," she answered frankly.
He took her hand in his.
"Tell me," he said earnestly, "were
you ever successful?"
She hesitated, and her hesitation was
suddenly swallowed in another roar of
engulfing blackness.
"Go on," he whispered. (Whispers
rush in where angels fear to tread.)
"Well," she replied slowly, "once before today���only once, mind you���I
vrent through a tunnel with a man"���
She stopped.
"Oh, the unfeeling brute!" he cried
The train came forth to the sunlight
once more.
"Is my hat on straight?" she asked
"Yes, It's straight," ho said, "but it's
meant to go a little tippy, isn't it?"
"Hand me Ihe mirror out of your valise," she said. "I think I'd better see
for myself."
He stood up and proceeded to seek
the article demanded.
"I suppose I may as well haul them
down. We get off at Bellegarde, you
"Yes," she replied. "And I do hope,
dear, that I never in all my life shall
be so mad again as I was at you when
I got on to this train."
He kissed her, laughing.
"You were mad," he said. "You were
Just awfully mad. I wondered if you'd
ever speak to me again."
"I don't care," she said, smiling and
pouting at once. "I wanted to go by
Nantua, and you knew it."
Ulalne and   Conkllnsr..
The first speech I heard Mr. Blaine
make after I entered the senate was at
the called session of 18711. when he replied to Senator Hill of Georgia on the
amendments proposed by the Democrats to the army appropriation bill
Which prohibited the appointment of
supervisors and United States marshals
to be present at the polls. He was not
an orator, but a strong. Incisive nnd
attractive speaker, who prepared himself thoroughly and was quick to see
the most vulnerable point of attack in
the enemy's lines.
The seat of Itoscoe Conkling, Blaine's
most inveterate enemy, was on the
Republican side of the aisle In the senate chamber, while Blaine occupied a
seat on the same row. but some distance east of that occupied by Conkling.
The debate hud become very warm,
and as Blaine, In his excitement, advanced toward Conkling and the Democratic side of the chamber, shaking
tils fist defiantly nt his opponents nnd
burling invectives at the Confederate
brigadiers, ns he culled them, Conkling.
forgetting for the moment Blaine's turkey gobbler speech in the Thirty-ninth
congress, when they were both members of the house of representatives,
suggested another point to his old enemy, which Blaine accepted witli alacrity, and this was the only time In
fifteen years when tho two had spoken
to each other.-George G. Vest in Saturday Evening Post.
Martha McCulIoch-Williami
Ctipjricht, 1MB, by T. C. McClure
John   Haley  came  down   the back ,
steps, the model and pattern of angry
dejection.    At sight of him Mrs. Cor-
son frowned.   She did not need to be |
told ber daughter Helen had refused
Johnny's band for the eleventh time.     I
Mrs. Corson wanted Johnny in the
family.    He was such an all round
good  fellow  and well  to do,  to  say |
nothing of how beautifully his farm |
dovetailed with the Corson acres. When
he came abreast of ber she could not
help saying, "Well, of all idiots in the
world you and Helen are certainly the I
most Idiotic." i
"I  have been a fool," Johnny ad- |
mitted savagely, "letting a girl keep
me dangling  after   her   five   years.
Helen wasn't fifteen"���
"She has less than the sense of fifteen now, and so have you," Mrs. Corson   interrupted   impatiently.     "You
If K   Iltimn'l  Swamp It.
Bubblestock���Do you think we'll be
able to float all of the new issue?
Old Soundshare���You ought to, therr
is no lack of water.���Brooklyn Life.
have stuffed her head so full of novels
and poetry she's clean beyond plain,
everyday common sense."
"How can I help it?" Johnny said
in a voice of deep injury. "I didn't
know. I wanted only to show her I
was liberal."
"Oh, you are imbecile!" Mrs. Corson broke in. "As If that would go
with a high strung girl. Of course
Helen wants her own way���and gets
it most of tho time. But she thinks
she wants to make great nnd solemn
sacrifices for the man she loves. If
she can't do that she can't love him.
If you were to have smallpox or lose
your farm or break your back���anything, indeed, but break your neck���
she'd want to many you out of hand."
"Think so?" Johnny asked, grinning
"I don't think���I know!" Mrs. Corson retorted confidently.
"I reckon I am stupid; seems like I
ain't had my right senses except in
horse trading never since I've been
courting Helen," Johnny said, the grin
"Oh, go along home!" Mrs. Corson
retorted. Johnny stood for a minute
like one lost in thought, then squared
his shoulders, brought his heels well
together, said In a loud, strnlued voice:
"Ooodby, ma'am. I'll write. You're
mighty near all the mother I've ever
known. I'll never forget your goodness whether I fetch up In South Africa or iho Klondike. No, I shan't come
over again. The sooner I'm off the
better." Then In a quick, husky whisper, ns he bent to kiss her cheek, "You
listen out for accidents about day after
Perhaps Johnny did not know the ob-
d.irate Miss Helen was standing at the
Window, well screened by the Venetian
blinds. He mounted his horse and rode
n-.T furiously. As the noise of hoofs
,']>d away Mrs. Corson sighed deeply,
saying OS though to herself: "Poor boy!
It hurts mo to think of him wandering
all over the face of the earth."
"Don't worry, ma," Helen said, fling
Ing open the blinds. "Johnny is not the
stuff that makes heroes or martyrs or
even travelers. Toor Johnny! If only
lie was not so hopelessly commonplace
I'd marry him���to please you and pa."
"You've thrown away the chance nnd
a mighty good chance," Mrs. Corson
said, sighing nnd slinking her head.
Helen laughed merrily. "Why, I can
marry him when I please."
She spoke with the conscious power
of youth and beauty. Judge then her
state of astonishment nnd despair a
week later when she found herself beseeching Johnny to make her his wife
and meeting with refusals ns steadfast
as they were quiet. There had been a
serious nccldent. Johnny was home
again, in a darkened room, with his
eyes bandaged and the doctor coming
every day.
As to what had happened, Johnny
would not say n word. The doctor
looked grave and hinted obscurely at
damage to the optic nerve that might
mean total blindness. But plenty of
other folk were ready to swear the accident had been no accident, but rather
a deed of daring on Johnny's part. lie
had come upon two rough fellows ron-
binit an lnoffenslvp peddler nnd had
put the robbers to rout, but not before
one of them bad fired directly across
bis eyes. He was powder burned on
cheeks and forehead���so much was certain.
Johnny, suppliant or angry, to be
twisted around her little finger, was
one person; Johnny, stem and resolved, putting ber away In spite of
pleading, very much another. All at
once Helen awoke to the knowledge
that she loved him. She had rushed to
blm at the first word of trouble, meaning only to sympathize and console. It
was his voice, pathetically brave, still
more pathetically full of renunciation,
which had shown her what was in her
own heart. "No; I can't let you stay,
Helen," he had said, letting her band
fall. "I know you too well. You are so
sorry for me you might come to love
me. Why, I've seen you often and over
get fond of a lame dog. Ever since
this"���a sort of gulp at the word���
"happened I have been so glad you
didn't care for me, because I love you
so well I won't let you ruin your future. I'm a common, crossroad* sort-
nothing like your fine gentlemen, but
at least I can play you fair."
Then Helen, by turns hot and cold,
bad knelt and laid ber bead on his
shoulder, sobbing out her love and penitence. She could feel Johnny swallowing hard. But he held obstinately
by what he had said. It was the same
the next day, the next and the next.
At the end of a week Papa Corson
took a hand. "You are trying hard to
tie a millstone around your neck," he
said unfeelingly. "I might not object
to that so very much if only the millstone was willing. Johnny Haley has
got enough to keep two people out of
the poorhouse. But I've a mighty
strong notion he don't want you. Unless you want to make yourself a
laughingstock you'll keep out of bis
Helen had not been spoiled all her
twenty years for nothing. She listened, growing angrier and angrier all the
time. But she turned away without
a word and ten minutes later had bundled her mother into the phaeton and
was driving lite mad toward the country town. The business that took her
there was soon transacted, and then
the horses found their heads turned
toward tho Haley farm. There Helen
burst in upon Johnny, locked her hand
in his and said tremulously over her
shoulder to a man who followed in her
wake with Mrs. Corson on his nrm:
"We are ready, Dr. Lansing. Please
marry us quickly, no matter what
Johnny says. He���he may not be quite
right in his mind."
Johnny almost sprang up. Helen's
hand shook so he knew she needed
support. His eyes were still bandaged,
but the curls on top of his head seemed to wink at the minister, who stood
twiddling the license uncertainly.
"Let her go, parson!" Johnny called
out joyously, drawing Helen a little
closer. He made the responses in a
suspiciously strong voice and nt the
end tossed bis blinders to the other
side of the room.
"Helen! Sweetheart! Wife!" he
cried. "I'd have to see you right now,
even if It cost me my eyes. But I'm
not blind nor going to be, even though
that cannon cracker did singe my eyebrows"���
"It Is I who have been blind all these
years," Helen Interrupted. Then catching the twinkle In her mother's eyes:
"I understand now. You two conspired to make me see."	
The   Kaffirs  Thought  It   a  Joke.
I once took some Kaffirs from their
desolate homes in the more desolate
gorges beyond the mountain ranges to
the more civilized south. Like most
savages, they looked with stupid Indifference at the marvels about them,
and once only were they excited by an
incident which opened their eyes to
what they considered a most extraordinary nnd unnatural state of things.
They were descending a road when
one of them chanced to remark that he
was hungry, and the English "sahib"
bought him some food at a wayside
shop. The Kaffir saw the money change
"How Is this?" he Inquired In surprise. "Do you have to pay for food in
this country?"
"What a country!" cried the man In
amazement. Then, after pondering
awhile, he continued doubtfully: "Suppose a man had no money In this country.  He might starve."
"It Is quite possible."
The Kaffir Bhook with uncontrollable
laughter. It was the best joke he had
ever heard. He then explained the
ridiculous system to his companions,
nnd they roared in chorus.���"Where
Three Empires Meet."
One <>f Hit- Mont Common ol Them la
K.llil.l.v   Too   .Villi:.
The invariable cause of colds comes
from within, not without. No one takes
cold when in a vigorous stale of health,
with pure blood coursing through the
body, and there is no good reason why
any one in ordinary health should have
a cold. It may come from Insufficient
exercise, breathing of foul air, want of
Wholesome food, excess of food, lack of
bathing, etc., but always from some
violation of the plain laws of health.
There can be no more prolific cause
of colds than highly seasoned foods ns
well ns frequent eating. These give no
time for the digestive organs to rest
and Incite nn increased flow of the digestive secretions. Thus larger quantities of nourishment are absorbed than
can be properly utilized, and the result
Is an obstruction, commonly called a
"cold," which is simply an effort of the
system to expel the useless material.
Properly speaking, it is self poisoning,
due to nn incapability of the organism
to regulate and compensate for the disturbance.
A deficient supply of pure air to the
lungs Is not only a strong predisposing
cause of colds, but a prolific source of
much graver conditions. Pure air aud
exercise are necessary to prepare the
system for the assimilation of nutriment, for without them there can be no
vigorous health. The oxygen of the
air we breathe regulates the appetite
as well as the nutriment that is built
up in the system.
The safest and best way to avoid
colds is to sleep in a room with the
windows wide open nnd to remain out
of doors every day, no matter what
may be the weather, for at least two
hours, preferably with some kind of
exercise, if no more than walking. One
should not sit down to rest while the
feet nre wet or the clothing damp. A
persou may go with the clothing wet
through to Ihe skin nil day if he but
keeps moving. Exercise keeps up the
circulation and prevents taking cold.
The physiologic care of colds 13 the
prevention of the occurrence. The person who does not carry around an over-
supply of alimentation in his system
and furthermore secures a purified circulation by strict, sanitary cleanliness,
thus placing himself in a positive condition, is immune to colds. A starving
man cunnot take cold.
A careful diet would exclude the use
of all narcotics and nil food that Is not
thoroughly appropriated. An overfed
person Is worse off than one who is underfed, because the overfed body is
taxed to dispose of what cannot be appropriated and, when not properly disposed of, remains only to be an element
of danger.���Science of Health.
Polaonous and   llnrmleaa   Snakra.
There is a certain physiological difference between the poisonous and
harmless snakes which exists very
plainly in their manner of dentition.
All snakes are objects of aversion and
dread to mankind, so much so that to
bo bitten by a snake has at times been
so fearful to the victim as to have produced death although the snake was
harmless. Such is the instinctive dread
with which these reptiles are thought
of that it may be desirable to have
some easy mode of distinguishing the
one kind from the other. This distinguishing characteristic is afforded by
the teeth. In all poisonous snakes
there are only two rows of teeth, the
fang or tangs being arranged either
Within the two rows or outside of them.
The harmless snakes have four distinct
rows of teelh, and when the bite shows
this kind of wound and not any single
deeper or larger puueture there need
be no apprehension.
Wlllklllff  For   Malaria.
Obslinnte cases of malaria that have
withstood tho ocean voyages, mountain
heights nnd quinine dosing are said lo
have been conquered by systematic and
continued walking. What tho malarial
patient wauls most to do is to sit indoors, nurse his aches and pains or to
lie down nnd doze. Advocates of the
walking cure maintain that fresh air is
an antidote not only to tho malaria itself, but to the blues, which usually
accompanies it. Their advice to Ihe
sufferer in to dress up warmly if the
weather is damp or rainy and go out lo
walk. Wcnr llannel next to the skin,
stout shoes and simple hat. If it is
warm, dress lightly, but carry a wrap
to throw ai'OUUd tlie shoulders against
drafts and loo rapid cooling off. When
one comes to think of it, there are few
maladies on earth that fresli nil" and
moderate exercise are not good for.
TVlint  She Thought.
A class of little ghis at school was
ni.ked the meaning of the word "philosopher.'' Most of Ihe hands were extended, but one child seemed specially
anxious to tell. "Well, Annie, what Is
a philosopher?" asked the teacher. "A
man tltat rides n philosopedo," was the
little girl's nnswcr.-Christian Advocate.
A Suerseatlon Approved.
"Why don't you do something to impress yourself as one of the notable
men of your time?"
"That's n good Idea," answered Senator Sorghum. "I'll write to some manufacturer this afternoon and find out
what It will cost to have a brand of
cigars mimed after me."���Washington
Star. ������-
the:   despatch
At the Cheshire Cheese.
United States Ambassador Choate
created a littlo flutter of excitement
in Fleet street, London, tlin other
day by invading tho precincts sacred
to the memory of other times accompanied by Miss ('boat'", her
guest, Miss Saunders,  and  Mr.  Phil-
lips, his secretary. The Ambassador,
in a silk hat and (rock coat, alighted
with his party at Wino Office court
and proceeded to the Cheshire Cheese,
whore his arrival startled the only
other diner at the place. The Ambassadorial party ate of the historic
pudding and drank ale from largo
brown mugs coeval with the Cheese,
obligingly set their names in tha
visitors' book and departed.
Pnylntt For It.
"Before I was married." said the
confirmed pessimist. "I spent my money on candy, and as the result I now
have to spend it on my wife's dentist
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the ear. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and that Is by constitutional remedies. Deafness Is caused by an Inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube Is Inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when It is entirely closed, Deafness Is
the result, and unless tho Inflammation can bo
taken out and this tube restored to Its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
which is nothing but an Inflamed condition of
the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
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Hall's Family Fills are the best.
Money doesn't always bring' happiness, but the average man is willing
to take chances along with the
bilious man is never a Lorapuuioiiable
man because his ailment renders hint morose and gloomy. The complaint is not
so dangerous as it is disagreoa'ile. Yet
no one need sillier from it who inn procure I>nrmcloe:s Vegetable Pills. By regulating the livrr and obviating tlie effects
of bile in the stomach they restore men
to  cheerfulness und  full  vi^or of action.
Ellen Terry has a passion for cottages. She owns three, ono at Small
Hythe. Kent, being ono of tho finest
exaninhs of homely Tudor architecture in England.
Russian Desiffna on  Norway.
It becomes more and more evident
that (he award of the Nobel prize for
literature to the Norwegian poet
Ujornsljcrnc Bjornson was a political
not by which it was intended to bring
about a reconciliation in political matters between the poet and King Oscar.
The two men have overcome their mutual unfriendliness on the subject of
the separation of the northeastern part
of Norway, which in now generally regarded as lost to the crown of Sweden.
Strange as it may appear, the Russian
secret agitation has made great headway among tho fishing population of
that region.
Bnlarlea of riicf*.
A skillful cool; comuiitnds a higliei
salary in New York than the average
cleigymun or college professor. At
present French cooking is most in demand. The professional cooks are dl-
vld'.'d Into two classes���chefs and seconds. The chefs receive salaries vary-
in- ri'Oin $8,000 to $12,000 a year. The
seconds receive from $1,000 to S1.D0O.
The   Tlir  Sen!.
The fur seal was once a land animal. ,
The baby seals are actually afraid of !
the water, they would drown if thrown i
into it and have to learn to swim by '
repeated efforts. When once they have .
been taught lo swim, however, they .
soon forgot to walk.
Ee i:;:\'o his wife n check in blank,
All in :i Hummer liny,
Aivl when lie next heard from tho bank
Tliero woe the blank to pay!
���Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mr.    Chas.    Gilchrist    Declares
Dodd's Kidney Pills Cured
His Diabetes
Be Suffered For Ten Vears and Could Ga
No Belief Till He Tried the Urea
Canadian Kidney Ueinedy.
Tort Hope, Ont., Mar. 14���(Special)
���It has long been admitted that
what will cure Piatotos will core any
form of Kidney Disease, and Uodd'a
Kidney Pills have cured tho longstanding Diabetes of Charles Gilchrist
of this place.
Mr. Gilchrist is easily ono of ?b��
best known men in Port Hope. For
fifteen years ho was Chief of Folio*
and for twenty-two years Fishery
Overseer of the Dominion Government. When asked regarding his
cure, ho had no hesitation in saying
it was caused by Dodd's Kidney PUIS
and nothing else.
"I had Diabetes and Kidney Disorder for ten years,': he said.. "My
urine was like brickdust and I had a
terrible backache. I tried doctors,
tried everything, but could get no
help till I was advised to try Dodd's
Kidney Pills. I commenced taking
them, soon began to get bettor and
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"If I had not used Dodd's Kidney
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Sound Kidneys tako all impuritlM
out of the blood. Dodd's Kidney
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It's an easy matter to gauge a person's wisdom. Draw him into a discussion, and if he agrees with you he
is sensible.
Thos. Sabin. of Kglinton, say.'J : "1
have removed ten corns from :-iy feet
with Hollowuy's Corn Cure." Render,
go thou and do likewise.
Shakespeare was handicapped because there were no automobiles in
his day to blow up and kill the villains  in his plays.
Losgei'9 lead a life which exposes tlem
to many perils. Wounds, cuts and bruises cannot be altogether avoided in preparole: timber for the drive nnd in river
work.where wet and ccld com .Ined ore
of daily experience, coughs and colds nnd
muscular nains cunrot tut ensue. Dr.
Thomos' Eclectric Oil. when applied to
the injured or administered to t/ie ailing,
works  wonders.
Dr. Uhlo. of the anthropological department of the university of California^ has irono to Peru to study the
origin and early customs of the inhabitants of tho Pacific coast!
REPENT.���A little medicine in the shape
of the wonderful pellets which uro known
as Pariuelee's Vegetable Pills, administered at the proper time and with the
directions adhered to often prevent a
serious attack of sickness and save monad irregularities of the digestive organs
they are an invaluable corrective and by
cleansing the blood they clear the skin
of imperfections.
A set of silver-mounted dueling pistols once owned by George Washington was purchased by a New Vork
dealer the other dnv n| ��.o auction.
Hotel Glnaa Pnntrlea.
The glass pantries of hotels are in
charge of women for tlie simple reason
experience has shown that men smash
delicate glassware when they try to
cleanse it.
The Monkey.
Its hand and its wonderful intelligence give the monkey advantage over
all other lower animals. It cannot well
endure cold anil temperate climates,
and this fact, it is suggested, has prevented the close association with man
that would have made tlie monkey the
most useful of domestic animals.
"Greatest   I.lvlac   Authority   on   Brtirn.
inje" I'ays a Visit to Cnnaila.
A most picturesque figure and one
of great importance in the world of
literature has recently been before tho
Toronto public. Hiram Corson, processor of English Uteraturo at Cor-
nell University since 1870, tho. au-
thor of a score of volumes, said by
Dr. Qoldwln Smith lo bo tho greatest living authority on Browning,
has concluded a course of lectures for
the Conservatory School of Expression with intorprotativo readings
from the greatest English poets. During this course, his talk wero such
as one reads about, ami hears oueo
or   twice  in   a    life-time.     When     ho
reads, there is a subtle, thrilling
quality in his firm resonant voice,
which at once soothes and stirs, and
tho difficult repetition of "Let the
King Reign," in tha "Song of tho
Knights," as the close ol each stanza
was lifted from monotony into an
echoing affirmation of the soul's devotion.
Dr. Corson is 76 years of age, and
resembles the artist G. F, Watts in
features. As he sits with long grey
beurd and skull-cap. Merlin himself is
suggested, even to the quaintly jeweled forefinger, A dry and pleasant
humor frequently drew smiles and
laughter from the nudienres. Our
portrait is from the painting by J.
Colin Forbes, lately of Toronto.
Color  Dllndncin.
Congenital color-blindness is duo
to an unknown condition of tha retina, or the nerve contries, or both.
Instead of three primary sensations
of color being perceived, as in normal, one is absent, and people thus
constituted are cither red-blind or
The seven colors of the spectrum,
as seen in tho rainbow, aro violet,
indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange,
and red. To a red-blind person the
appearance of the spectrum is short
at the red end, therefore tho general
impression is green, and blue for the
other three; between these is a neutral band, which is white. To a
green-Wind person the spectrum is
not shortened, but it appears yellow
at one end, and blue, as before, with
a neutral band. .So certain colors,
as it were,  drown the rest.
Professor Delboetif, a Belgian, who
suffered from this, and has -written
lucidly upon it, actually corrected his
vision by Inventing a wedge-shaped
glass, with graduated scale, which
be tilled with purple fuchsine, or
chloride of nickel, to tone down tho
excessive colors. He tells with, what
joy ho saw for the lirst time tlie true
colors of shrubs, flowers, nnd tho
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nrnKun ICfi'ro.itery.
"Aren't you ashamed to be an object
of pity and derision?"
"Oh, I don't know," answered Meandering Hike. "Dcro ain't nobody put-
tin' cartoons about me In de paper or
makin' jokes because I want to give
away libraries an' colleges."���Washington Star.
ejp ��
Poor man! He can't help it.
He gets bilious. He needs a
good liver pill���Ayer's Pills.
They act directly on the liver,
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Uaeful  Piece of Furniture.
"They are going to have a bureau of
Information at the corner drug store
during the convention," said Mrs. Perkins.
"Wonder if we couldn't get it after
the convention is over," mused her husband.
"Get it!  Get what?"
"The bureau of information. We need
one in the house. I could keep my
handkerchiefs in it. Nobody ever knows
where they are now."--Judge.
Sloei> X.-or Insomnia,
Patient���Can you give me something
for insomnia? Physician���I can recommend something, which amounts to
the same thing. Patient���For heaven's
sake, tell me nt once. Physician-
There is. in fact, only one sovereign
remedy for sleeplessness, and that is
sleep.     Three   dollars,   please.
Wnileil Too Lonfir.
Old Employee���I've been getting the
same salary here for fifteen years,
Employer���Yes.  Well?
Old Employee���Well, it's pretty hard
lo live on so small a salary.
Employer���But you've proved that
it's just as difficult to die on it.���Catholic Standard and Times.
A*  thf.  Zoo.
The Monkey���What makes Ihe giraffe
look so smiling this morning?
The Kangaroo���Oh, some one just
gave him a chocolate drop, nnd It taslrs
good all the way down.���Philadelphia
Easily  Achieved.
"How did Wiggins manage to get a
reputation for being so wise?"
"By confining himself to two words.
no waits till one of his superiors expresses an opinion and then says,
'That's so.'"���Washington Star.       ;
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nenmark  In Short of SnrnnmeH.
Denmark suffers from n Quite me-
dlteval paucity of surnames, and so
Inconvenient is this fact becoming that
the government has nmiounceil Hs intention of presenting a I>i 11 to the legislature sanctioning and encouraging the
adoption of new surnames. Such
names as Hansen, Petersen and Sveren-
seu are overwhelmingly frequent, It
is even said that there are towns of
80,000 inhabitants among whom there
will not be found more than twenty
different surnames, ns ninny ns a thousand different people having Ihe same
surname. In these days of records and
various registrations, to say nothing
of business relations, tho comedies of
error arising from Buch a state o��
things must be numerous. ��� London
'     Of the sixteen children born to tilt
'hue   Professor   Moromsen    ic<\ir    are
dead, ono Is a physician, and another
sits in the Reichstag for Daiitzig*.
Severe colds are easily cured by tho
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llelle Applegnte, nn American singer, mire employed at tho Dresden
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us 11 safeguard acainst inie.e [oua <1N
eases. :.'2
iinraBBmsaaasfB MMnanrcgB a* i (. n
Im n divinity essay written by an
'��� ��� ish schoolboy appeared the following passage : "And I fe seel unto
Ye ; - 1 'ome forth; bul he come !jfl h,
and lost tho job. Morral, Oil
Brush & Qo.,
if your children   moan  nnd  rare  restless
during Bleep, coupled  when mvtiko with a
{ oss  of nppetite,   pale  countenance,   pirk~
j inc   of  the   i vou   m 'y   depend
1 unon  It   I hat   thi iry c use  of   the
j 1 rou] ' - is  h 1 '������������ A'   ''   r G raves' Worm
] ��� ��� ��� ���     nator ���:,'������    removes    1 hese
r��esi . ���:���    tho little  suffer-
Riii "n newspapers insist that one
war will no1 end it, Possibly Jnpa.n
will '", willing to ntioto them rates
on hnlf-dozon lots if they must have,
A (Wrl is always proud of her new
hat until she meets another girl with
one that's more freakish,
YrV    IM     U     No    -Ct-72 W
99 per c
of the people who buy
are dissatisfied.   Leave Your Order with Us and get f
at honest living prices, f
The Crow's Nest Trading Co.
McBEAN, Manager. Morrissey nines,
OFFER NO. I.���$3.00 for $1.45.
Despatch, 6 months, and Success,
one year, -        both $1.45.
OFFER NO. a.���$3.00 for $2.15.
Despatch 6 months, Success and
either Everybody's or Leslie's
Monthly one year, 3 for $2.15.
OFFER NO. 3.���$4.00 for $2.95.
Despatch 6 months, Success, and
Everybody's, and Leslie's
Monthly, one year, 4 for $2.95.
H Word About
These (Blub Rates.
\ A/K desire to increase our circulation
by 100 new subscribers during the
ne\t six weeks.   Can wo du it ?
We are not losing money by giving
these remarkable rates; no. We get a
discount <m the price of these great
standard monthlies, and you get the
benefit of it. Will you take advantage
of this opportunity to get those woll-
khown magazines���throe of the best in
America- and yu'.ir own local paper, at
such easy rates ?
Success, Everybody's and Leslie's
Monthly arc standard 61 magazines too
well-known to the magazine reader to
require description. In Offer No. li tho
three magazines are given along with
The Despatch for less than the price of
the magazines singly. On receipt of
cash from old or new subscribers we will
send The Despatch, and the magazines
will come to your post-office address
each month, all charges prepaid. Do
not delay. Write name plainly, und remit to
The Despatch,
Morrissey Mines, B.C.
.Hotel Windsor.
Morrissey Mines, B.C.
First-class Accommodation.
Hot and Cold Baths,
Commercial Sample Rooms.
Billiard .and Pool Room.
DUBLIC NOTIOE is hereby given that
the Crow's Nest Southern Railway
Company will at the expiration of thirty
days after the first publication of this
notice in the Provincial Gazette apply
to the Lieutenant Governor of British
Columbia in Council for his assent to an
agreemont 'ated the 4th day of April,
1904; whereby the Crow's Nest Southern
Railway Company conveys to the Morrissey, Pernio & Michel Railway Com
pany that portion of their lino of railway between Station 497-^-06 near Swinton (said station being 950 feet north of
the South line of Lot 2315 as measured
along the centre line of the Crow's Nest
Southern Railway as now constructed)
und tho mines of tho Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Company, Limited, at Morrissey,
in all a distance of 5.064 miles.
The Chow's Nest Soutuhiin Railway
Company.    G. G. S. Lindsey, Sec'y.
Dated, Toronto, April ,'th, 1901.
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That is wliy it
Through tin'  influence   of  President
Pulniti, Sir Williiitn���Vuflisttorn*,-.u��, lu�� . . JH.k Sih-iv Siliits.
Canadian Pacific railway, is about to
close a deal for tho purchase of the old
Viebac   i ilentiary,  locate.I   oppn-ito
Morrow t untie, at tlie entrance of Savanna harbor, for the election of n hotel
i | I will cos' .-���], 100,000. It will be the
aiosl snimptuou and modern hotel structure in the world, and will be equipped
especially for winter tourists.
ant, three more terrible fires are to come
chis year, and one of them will be in
Winnipeg. " Kit," in the Mail and Empire, published the clairvoyant's prediction.
A party of about 50 Chinese arrived
here last Friday from the coast and
were taken on a special train to Raymond, where they will take up small
irrigation farms for sugar-beet cultivation. Their baggage was placed in a
b$x car and when a few inilos from
Lett bridge was found to be on tire, and
totally consumed.���Lethbridge News.
||londay was Slavonic Day in Fernie.
In the afternoon Victoria Ave. prosented
u 'crowded appearance, rivalling the
biggest celebrations ever given . in tho
town. Three Slav, societies took part.
They were : The Firsi National Slavonic
Society, The Pennsylvania Slavonic Soon t} and the Roman Catholic Slavonic
.Society.���Free Press.
A numbor of snowslides have occurred
on tlio mountain slopes around here in
the last week or so. A number of our
residents beheld the one that was hoard
by almost every person in town on Saturday afternoon last. It happened at
about 3:30, the roar being much liae u
train on the C.a'.K. line   near   by,   and
...    whil  hoard  . i:.    :" : lid       ������    ���    '
The Dntr l.uBKlird.
The proprietor of n Third menus
store owns a little black klttrn that
cultivates a habit of squatting no its
haunches, like n bear or a kangaroo,
and then sparring with Its fore paws,
us If It had taken lessons from �� pugilist.
A gentleman took In to the more the
other evening nil enormous black dog,
hnlf Newfoundland, half collie, fat,
pood natnred and Intelligent The tiny
black kitten, Ins end of Ixilfing at unco
for shelter, retreated a few paces, sat
erect on Its hind legs and "put its
fists" In nn attitude of defiance. The-
contrast In size between tlie two was
Intensely amusing. It reminded cue of
Jack the Gland Killer preparing to demolish a giant.
Slowly and without b sign of excitability the huge dog walked as far as
hfs chain woold allow him and seized
Intently at the kitten nnd its odd posture. Then, as the comicality of the
situation struck him, he turned his
head and shoulders around to the spectators, and if animal ever laughed in
the world that dog assuredly did' so>
then and there. He neither barked
nor growled, but Indulged In a low
chuckle, while eyes and mouth beamed
with merriment.���New York Telegraph.
For Little Girls.
Some one has suggested a few things
that every girl can learn before she Is
twelve. Not every one can lejirn to
play or sing or paint well enough to
give pleasure to her friends, bot tha
following "accomplishments" are within everybody's reach:
Shut the door, and shut it softly.
Keep your own room in tasteful order.
Have an hour for rising, and rise.
Never let a button stay off twenty-
four hours.
Always know where your thlngB are.
Never let a day pass without doing
something to muke somebody comfortable.
Learn to make bread as well as cakei
Never go about with your shoes unbuttoned.
Punlfilimcnt of Tantftlna.
Put an ordinary chair, front downward, on the ground. Now nsk some
one to kneel on the lower back bar ami
to recover with his mouth a piece of
candy or Bmnll article placed on the
back of the uppermost purt of the
It seems very simple at first, but If
the person attempting the experiment
is not very careful to crouch In such a
way that the center of gravity falls
back of the chair seat the chair will
give him an unpleasant tumble.
A Dinh of Qnpplncam.
Take one large spoonful of usefulness, one enp of love f>ir mother, another cup of love for your little brothers and sisters, n pound of wishes to
make others happy, a saltspnonful of
wishing to be happy yourself, mix well
together and see If it doesn't make the
nicest kind of un ufternoon for anybody.
Others, possibly not so attentively preoccupied, looked about when they heard
it, surmising the source as the noiso
seemed louder and somewhat different,
to the train. They saw the slide coming
down the mountain side across the val-
(o the west of town about a milo and a
distant, a cloud of snow particles and
dust rising and rolling on downward as
the mass of snow, rock and dirt descended, with increasing size and deepened
The slide came down three narrow
ravines, starting near the summit of the
mountain in one and the vibration of
the slope causing the slide in the two
othor ailjacent ravines almost simultaneously. Though on the same mountain
side and not more than a mile from the
big slide which caused such a blockade
on the Great, Northern some weeks ago,
this did not descend so far. having spent
its force where slope was more graduul
some distance from the bottom.
Additional Locals.
A ball as a farewell to departing
ladies is to be given in Fernie tonight.
Dan. MoKinnon, corpenter, one of the
old timers, left on Tuesday for Haul!',
where lie has secured a good position.
It. Evans, who has been president of
the local union as well as checkweigh-
uiiin, left this week. L .Marx was ap
pointed to take the place of Mr. Evans,
place as president of the union and
also his position at the scules.
Weekly School! Report.
III.Reader NinaBatt, Agnes Gourlay.
11.'leader���Luther Clare, Marg't. Miller.
II, Primer James B.itr, E! i ������ Clare,
i    Pvinier - Mary    ''' ebnlk,    \ nlentirio


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