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<Xr ibune.
vol 1.    so. 15
Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Geo. A, Cox, President. B E. Walker, Gen. Man'gr.
Paid up capital, $8,000,000.     Best, $2,000,000     Total resources, $(18,000,000.
A general banking business transacted.    Deposits received
London, England.    Office No. 60, Lombard Street.
Cranbrook Branch     hubert haines, i-%.
Furniture and
Complete for house or hotel.   Stoves,
Carpets, hardware and Wall Paper.
Cranbrook, B. C.
We are pioneers and the largest
general dealers in the district
Manufacturers of
Rough and Dressed Lumber
Lumber Quoted In Oar Load Lota FOB Maryaville
The Big Store.
The Big Stock.
The Big Bargains.
Fort Steele Mercantile Co., Ltd., Cranbrook.
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A Proof....
of the business we are doing is the amount of good, we are using. Beside, our big opening stock ire received a big car just three dajs before
(.'lu is-rnas. This h:s been sold and another car has been ordered and should
arr'v? arjout the flr.t of February.
1) n't f' rget lhat our Mr Miner dot* fine repairing and upholstelng
O'JR. MOTTO ; Honeet Goods, Honest Prioee, Hones! D.alius;.
Tlie Kootenay Furniture Company Ltd.
J. P. FINK, Manager. Cranbrook
Hotel and Restaurant of Highest Order
The rooms are all Nawly Furnished and Our Tables are supplied with tha beat tha market affords. This departms it it under
the management  of J.   WOLF.
The bar is furnished with all the bast brands of Liquors, Wines
and Cigars and   is   under the management of J.  McDONALD.
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Head Quarters for Mining and Smelting
Men. New House, New Furniture Homelike and Comfortable.
And False Statements Will
Not Count Against Facts.
There have been countless rumors regarding Marysville, and tbe smelter,
and man; of tbem have originated in
the minds of vicious persons who
seemed possessed with a desire to injure communities as well as Individuals.
The Tr.bune desires to state right
here lhat there Is no doubt about the
Sullivan company building a amelter;
that it will be built in Marysvlll*-; tbat
thousands of dollars bave already been
expended on construction; that there 1.
no foundation In the statement or rumor
that the plant will be moved to Elko or
any other place; that G. W. Hall, the
general manager, is pushing forward
the work as fast aa men and money will
do it; and that the man or men, wbo
circulated the stories that Mr. Hull was
entertaining overtures from any aource
for a change In the location, In behalf
of the company or with any Idea of
personal gain, is guilty of vicious and
malicious falsifying. The Tribune
would add that Mr. Bull, representing
large capital Invested in these works,
Is anxious to see construction proceed
without delay, and tn bis management
is doing what he can to conserve the
best Interests of the people he represents. In carrying out a project of the
magnitude of a smelter, too often there
are those who would do all in tbelr
power to create discord and dissatisfaction. The time has arrived for a cessation of tbat kind of work Spring is
now here, and with the mild
weather work will -fee pushed,
the force will be increased, and within two months, tbe great
frames of the buildings will be enclosed;
the roasters will be completed, and
machinery will be going Into place;
what has been developing during the
cold sear-on, will materialize as a
smelter, In fact as well as name, nearly
ready for handling the great bo^y ol
ore In the Sullivan mine waiting treatment.
Immigration Makes Business.
From the Herald—
J. W. Kobiuaon returned last week
Irom Cardston, N. W, T., where he bod
been buving horses for the lumber company. He says that there is every evidence of an early spring oa the prnirle,
and the farmers are getting ready for it.
He says within a distance of 20 miles
north of Macleod there bave been 300
families come in and located on lands.
"The prairie country is building up very
rapidly," said Mr. Robinson, "aud in
consequence it is going to be a better
lumber market than ever before. The
men coming in are experienced laimers
with capital, and they will do wonders
in the way of developing that part of
General News.
The British Chess club has written to
the Brooklyn Chess club accepting the
dates of March 14 and 15 for the sevent h
annual chess much by cable for the Sir
George Newnes trophy.
Nearly 3,000 new settlers will leave
England for Canada In Mirch.
A dispatch from Lord Kitchener dated Pretoria Friday, February 21st, says
that colonel Park, with three hundred
mounted national scouts, recently surprised a Boer force at Nooltgedacht,
Transvaal Colony, and captured 1G4
prisoners, together with a quantity of
munitions of war and a number of
horses and wagons. Tbere were no
British casualties. The prisoners Include Held cornets Joubert and D.jater
and lieutenant Vlljoen.
Mis. Stone the American missionary,
who, with Mine Tsllka, was captured
by brigands In the district of Salonlca,
on September :i ith last, has been released and arrived at Strumltza, Macedonia, at three o'clock tbis morning.
Nobody was at Slrumltia to meet Mlas
Stone a. the brigand, had given no In*
diction where tbey proposed to release
the prisoners. ' Mme Tsllka and ber
baby were also released at tbe same
The department of agriculture has
received an order for 15,500 long tons
of hay, equal to 16.780 Canadian tons,
to be shipped to South A'rlca during
the month of March. Tbe department
has already placed the contracts for
(applying the order.
There was a meeting of the Colonial
Institute In London last week at which
Hon. J. A. Turner read a paper on British Columbia, and Lord Strathcona delivered an address. In his remarks
Lord Strathcona said that not a single
Individual In the whole Dominion could
be found to express himself a pro-Boer,
He Puts Up a Big Talk for
British Columbia.
And    Spreads    a    Knowledge    of    tho
Wonderful   Kcsour.es   of   this
Send The Tribune to your Friends
From the Cranbrook Herald.
"Mining in British Columbia in 1901
was carried on under most trying conditions, among which might be mentioned serious labor troubles, excessive
freight and treatment charges, especially
on siWer-Iead ores, and the remarkable
fall ia price of both lead and copper.
"Tkat the industry was able to survive under these conditions is but an
additional proof of the wondeiful extent
aud richness of the mineral deposits of
that irovince."
The above remarks were made by Mr.
J. C. Drewry, of Rossland, B. C, tbe
managing director of the Canadian Gold
Fields Syndicate, Ltd,, and a director of
tbe Sti. Uugene Consolidated Mining Co.,
Ltd., at the Windsor Hotel, last evening, in response to a query by a Herald
represe ntative as to how mining matters
were progressing it British Columbia.
Continuing, Mr. Drewry said :—"The
strike is practically at an end ; tbe mines
are no./ running full handed, and the
output Tor 1902 will be greater than any
previous year. For several years the
charge rjade by the British Columbia
smelters for freight and treatment on
silver-lead ores has been twenty dollars
per ton. This excessive freight and
treatme nt charge, coupled with the low
price of lead iu 1901, caused many mines
to close down.
'On Jannary 1st, 1902, the British
Columb '.a smelters announced a reduction of from three to lour dollars per ton
for frei gin and treatment charges on
silver-li :nd ores, and as the price of lead
ia now steadily advancing, the mines will
be in a position lo tesutne operations
In Dei '-«.U«*, j .,*'», the Etiglieh price
for lea*, was £iS per ton. Iu January,
19.01, the price began fulling until it
went down 10 ^10 per ton, and has fluctuated around lhat figure until within
the la.it few weeks. It is now steadily
advancing, tbe present quotation being
£11 12s. 6d.
. "A nother very serious drawback has
been the fact that the silver-lead smelters
ofBritish Columbia have not been able
to bar, die the entire output of tbe mines,
and a large tonnage had to be shipped to
Unitec*! States aud European points at
the expense of heavy freight charges.
"Fa.- example, tbe St. Eugene mine,
at Moyie, last year shipped 11,000 tons
of silver-lead concentrates to Antwerp,
paying $17 per ton for freight alone.
These concentrates were smelted and re-
lined in Antwerp ; tbe pig lead was then
turned into white and red lead, aud
several thousand tons of these products
shipped back to Canada, again paying
heavy freight charges. The mine owners
of British Columbia felt that their ores
should be smelted and refined iu Canada,
aud made representations to the Dominion Government to help out the industry.
The Government recognized the difficulties under which the industry was
laboring, and granted a measure of relief in the way of a bounty for the production of pig lead in Canada. To my
mind, tbe relief granted was inadequate,
and should be doubled.
"The Canadian Pacific Railwav Company realized the importance of keeping
tbe mines running, so as to provide tonnage for their rail-.ray, and, to help out,
have started tbe erection of a lead refinery in connection with their smelting
works at Trail, H. C, The refinery will
be ready for operating about May 15th,
and, although but a small plant, will lie
increased from time to time to meet the
needs of the country. It is undoubtedly
a step in tbe right direction, and, in the
near future, the silver-lend ores of
British Columbia will be smelted and refined iu their own province, building up
great home industries, and resulting iu
substantial profits tu tbe mine owners.
"Canada is at preseut a large importer
of white and red lead. As soon as the
refinery is completed at Trail, B. C,
Canada will produce her own pig lead,
uud naturally it will be corroded at home
and turned into white and red lead, not
only for borne consumption, but also for
export. British Columbia produces the
raw material iu rapidly increasing quantities, and within a few years Canada
should be an important factor in supplying the white lead markets of tbe world.
Thus it is that the developement of one
industry leads to the establishing of
others, each doing its part towards the
upbuilding of Canada aud adding to tbe
wealth of the nation. ,
"The settlement of labor troubles, the
lowering    of    freight    and    treatment
charges on silver-lead ores, tbe recovery
! in price  of both   lead aud   copper, and
I tbe building of tbe lead refinery at Trail
have all tended to  materially  brighten
tbe prospects for profitable mining in
Britith Columbia, and 1902 bids fair to
be a banner year.
"There are otber reasons, too. why
tbis should be so. Tbe mining boom
came on us with a rush. Canadians
knew practically nothing of rniawng, and
were forced to depend largely ou the
wily American. The past five years
have been years of education. Experience has been gained, but it had to be
paid for. Canadians have taken up
mining in earnest, and McGill and the
Toronto Schools of Science are Urning
out a large number of good, honest, capable mining engineers and metallurgists,
wbo cau be depended upon to --.'"-guard
the interests of Canadian investors and
lend their va'uable aid in the carrying
on of mining operations 011 a legitimate
and business-like basis.
"The Canadian Pacific Railway Company realize the importance of the mineral industry, aud have spent millions
of dollars iu opening up Southern British Columbia, The cost of coke is an
important item i .1 the smelting of British Columbia on.-s. Tbe coke used it
made by the Ccrow's Nest Pass Coal
Company at Fi'rnie, B. C. Within the
past few weeks this company have cut
the price of co'ie down to $d, a reduction of 75epiir ton; and the C. P. R,
have granted a reduction of 20 per cent,
in freight on coke from Fernie to all
smelters in the province.
"These faots are mentioned to show
that conditions for profitable mining are
becoming more and more favorable, and
lead to the belief that British Columbia
is entering upon a new era of prosperi ty.
"Many mining stocks are now quote d
at below their real value, while others'
are quoted at figures altogether inflated
and unjustifiable. Tbe weeding out process is steadily going on, and investors
are rapidly learning to distinguish between the companies who are mining the
public and those engaged in mining
$2.00   PEB   YEAR
It is Rapidly Increasing in
And    Marysville    Promises   Io    bo
Of the   Important   Towns   In
This   Territory.
Superintendent Bury Promoted
From the Herald-
Two weeks agoG. J. Bury, superintendent of the Crows Nest division, went to
Winnipeg to attend tbe annual meeting
of the officials. A few days later word
was received in Cranbrook to the effect
that Mr. Bury would not return as he
has been appointed assistant superintendent of the Lake Superior division, with
headquarters at North Bay. This is
quite an advancement for Mr. Bury, and
is a material recognition on tbe part ot
his superiors of his ability as a railroad
man. Mr. Bury came to the Crow from
Fort William, where he was divisional
superintendent, and his record on this
division has been a remarkably good
one, as he found plenty to do to im
prove ibe service and lo place the road
in better condition. He has been eminently successful in both, and at the
same time has won the confidence of the
business men alonx the line who soon
found out that Mr. Bury was a man who
did something. Complaints that went
to him were not pigeon holed. Tbey
were investigated, and where it was the
company's fault, it wus rectified at ouce.
Although the people of Cranbrook are
pleased to bear of bis advancement, yet
they regret tbe departure of himself ao d
estimable wife, as both had become well
known and well liked, and will be greatly missed.
Mr. Bury will assume hia new duties
at once, and Mrs. Bury and the children
expect to leave next Tuesday.
R R. Jamison of Farnbam, will succeed Mr. Bury, and J. T. Arundel, of tbe
car service, is here at present acting until Mr. Jamison arrives. There will be
no changes in Mr. Bury's old staff at this
Cranbrook News.
From the Herald—
M. Billings recovered from the operation for appendicitis in good shape and
Is now doing nicely. He will be out in
a week or ten days.
A ball in aid of tbe St. Eugene hospital will be held in Wentworth hall on
Easier Monday, March 31, under tbe
auspices of the Hospital Ladies Aid
The little four year old daughter of
A. F. Geddls of Elko, died Monday of
diphtheria The tuanyCraiibiook friends
of the family sympathize with tbe bereaved parents in their trouble.
One of the many Chinamen of Cran'
brook died Monday at St. Eugene hospital ol tuberculosis. The funeral is being held this afternoon, and as it is the
fir.st Chinaman who bas died io Cranbrook, the event is au important one to
the local Celestials.
Senator King of Chipmau, N, B , arrived yesterday for a visit with his two
sons, Dr. J. H. and M. B. King. Mr.
King visited Cranbrook two years ago,
and while here met many people who
will be pleased to know that he lias recovered from his recenr illness and able
lo enjoy once more the bracing climate
of South East Kootenay.
•Motto for the w.-ek_r»iIcei.s depend,
on keeping at it until the victory
is wun.
E'ghty per cl ni of tne  bu,lne„ ,,.,*,
ure. in American  '»" 3*e«r, according
to Bradatreer. financial report,  were
due to the lack of advertising. B.warel
A good advertisement talk, to a larw
"umber of people In woid, wMch ar.
Pl-ln and forceful. The result. „'
at.factory because the advertisement
£!".,*„• °*7 '"•■«« wkt* wonE
A special to tbe Herald from London
says: Some hundreds of forged Bank of
England notes for five pounds bave been
put In circulation during tho last fortnight. They are almost perfect
counterfeits and have been accepted
without hesitation by bank cashiers and
at business establishments. Many of
the notes were pasted off on book*
makeis at tbe last Hurst Park race
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Day by day a. tb. work of con.truct-   c<"***">ce the prospective purchaser
what Is without doubt the great
ionv . _. __
est Industrial Institution In South' East
Koo enay, Is progressing, one Is led
to co nslder more and more the wonderful « sources of the district. One Is
led to dwell upon Its marvelous flrtlllty,
its mag ulflcent climate, Its unbounded
wealth- i( timber and lis priceless mineral woi 'h. There is no district In the
province of British Columbia that can
show so 1 'any natural advantages as
South Easi ! Kootenay. Where is the
district wit *i'n the length and breadth
of this great province, this westernmost
jewel In the i mperial Crown, that can
be considered a farming and ranching
country, a tlml 'or country and a mineral country at one and the same timet
But nevertbelei » South East Kootenay
Is all of theae an, 1 more, It is a manufacturing country.
Along the court e of the Kootenay
river from Ita source to the boundary,
one may see many wei'l cultivated fields
and herds of well bred cattle and
h irses. The same may be said of the
St. Marys prairie country and many
othe r parts of the district. Of timber
much might be said. There are In the
district some ten or twelve saw mills
and although moat of theae have been
running for some years a very small
percentage Indeed, of tbe vast timber
areas of tL'e district have been touched.
As a mlnei'*'! country South East
Kootenay is sec **nd to no district in the
Since early In ti*»e 00'. gold has been
known to exist wlu*dn her borders and
vaat quantities of th "- "yellow treasure"
have been given up by her to enrich the
world.   Later silver ,**nd copper, were
found In paying quantifies accompanied
by lead. To-day South i,'**st Kootenay's
mineral worth Is being realized by the
outside world and In a very >bort time
tbose wbo have camped In Sou'lb East
Kootenay and bave nofstruck ca*up"on
account of small disappointments will
win that rich reward which is their
due. Besides the minerals above ment*
ioned S utb East Kootenay la perhaps
richer in coal than any otber part of
the Dominion. The coal field, of the
Crow'a Nest Pass are well known tbe
world over and now at the headwaters
of the Flathead river coal oil ha. been
discovered, It Is said, In paying quantities.
And now as to tbe manufacturing side
of the question. At Fernie and Michel),
In the Eastern part of the district, the
largest coke Industry In the Dominion
is carried on. Then throughout the
district lumber, lathes and shingles of
all kinds are manufactured in huge
quantities and are shipped to the Northwest Territories aud Manitoba. Within
the bounds of tbe district we bave also
such domestic industrious as brewers
and soda water factories. The great
coming Industry however of the district
1. the smelting of ores. As everyone
knows at our own town of Marysville a
first class up-to-date smelter Is being
erected by the Sullivan Group Mining
company. First with tbe idea of smelting their own ore from the Sullivan
mine and then tn the near future to
connect custom smelting with their business. Further this company will erect
a lead refinery,the first In the Domlnlm
of Canada, and later on white lead and
lead pipe works.
From all of the above may be seen
tbat South East Kootenay Is a progressive district, one of which any man
may be proud of being a citizen and
one In which any man with energy.and
stlck-at-lt-lvness should succeed.
Tbere are mauy flourishing towns In
the district, all of them growing, but at
the present momeot none of them are
so much "tn the public eye" as Marysville the Smelter City. The reason for
this Is that people wbo aie seeking a
place lo which to Invest tbeir money
look for a pay roll town in which to do
so. Marysville Is the coming pay roll
town of East Kootenay.
Acted   I.ike   Children.
Victorio, Feb. 24,—There wns a disgraceful sc'ne in the provincial legislature this afternoon, Richard McBiide.
leader of the oppostlion. Jos. Martin,
leader of the parly lormerly the opposition but which voted with the government list session, and Smith Curtis, lormerly Martin's first lieutenant, eugagir-g
in what narrowly averted being a fist
fight. It was over the seat in the bouse
usually allotted to the leader of the opposition. Mcllride took it wben be en-
tered the chamber, and when Martin oi-
rived there was a wordy war. Mcllride
hi Id the seat until the chaplain arose to
read tbe piayers. The new leader of tbe
opposition arose also, and Martiu slipped
into the chair. Smith Curtis threw blm
back and Martin's followers sprang forward. It came within su ace of being a
fist fight but resulted in a war of word..
The discussion lasted all afternoon Finally by motion tbe members were ordered to take their old seats and the house
adjourned till tomorrow.
B^ne-sisa good deal like , „gg,r..
Wl-It  doseu't look very deep,  but
there are a heap of kink, and curve. 1.
m-TT.!w"'boy and the "-■-<"*■ "■
pink tights came into the ring, I B,e(j
"think he was doing al, tha^could "e
reasonably expected when he kept eight
or ten glass halls going 1„   tba alt at
IT\, fut lhe beiu,lf,"Ud-' ln "»
blue tight, would keep right on hand-
■»B   him things-kerosene lamp,   ,nd
carving knives and mlscel'aneoua cutlery and crockery, and he  wonld get
them   going,   too,   without   losing hi*
bappy .mile.   The great trouble with
most young fellow, 1. that they think
they have learned all they need to know
and   given   the   audience its   money',
worth wben they can  keep the glass
ball, going,   a„d   so ,„ey bilk ^ lbe
kerosene lamp and the rest 0/ the im*
plements of llgbt housekeeping.     But
there Is no real limit to the amount of
extra, a fellow with the right stuff In
hint   will   take  on without losing his
grin.    "Letter, of a selt made millionaire to hi. son."
NSW TSN COMMi*«D>!l!.v-TS.
Thoo shalt not go away from home
to do thy trading, nor thy son nor thy
Thou shalt patrooite thy home mer"
chant and thy home printer, for yea,
verlly.doth not thy home printer apread
over the land glad tlolugs of thy goodness and greatness and they shall patronize these.
Thou shalt employ thy own mechanics tbat they m»y not be driven from
their homes to find food for their little
ones. Thou .bait alio consider him aa>
thy neighbor, above tbem that dwelletb
Iu a strange town.
Thou shalt not ask for credit aa the
goods cost much money, and the merchant', brain la hardened wltb bills.
Thou shalt not atk for reduced prices-
for the "Influence," for behold guile I*
In thine heart and tbe merchant readeih
it like an open book, He langhetb thee
to acorn and shoateth to his "ha, ha, I"
Thon shalt do whatever lleth In thy
power to encsurage and promote tbe
welfare of thine own town and thine
own people.
Thou .halt not suffer the voice of
pride to overcome thee, and If other
towns entice thee, consent thou not, for
thou mayest be deceived.
Tbon sbalt spend thy earnings at
home that tbey may return from whence
they came and give nourishment to
such as may come after thee.
Tliv.ii shalt not bear false witness
against the town wherein thou dwelletb
but speak well of It to all men.
Tbon sbalt ke.p these commandments
and teach them to thy children to the
third and forth generation tbat tbey
may be made to flourish and grow In
plenty when thou art laid to rest wltb
thy fathers — Uuknown Sacred Writer.
Work Progressing.
There Is no trntb in the mmer, whlck
bas gained circulation In some quarters
tbat work on the smelter building, bis
been suspended. For a day and a half
last week, there being a (bortage of
brick, It was found necessary to lay off
some of the brick layera. There were
all at work again on Tuesday last and
work In all brancbea of construction Is
progressing In a most favorable and
rapid manner. There Is no stut down
at Marysville and there will be no abut
down at Marysville.
Hockey In tk. Kast.
Montreal vs. Shamrocks 5 to i In
favor of Montreal.
Ottawa vs. Quebec, 8 to 0 In favor of
A A. Kennedy, general superintendent of tbe Deerlng barve.tlng Machine
company, of Chicago, 1. at Windsor with
Idea ol locating a Canadian factory thlt
year. The council meets to-night te
confer wltb blm. BY   HUBERT   NORTHEN
Copyright, 1901. bf "*. **• Vl"-
iv mm warn
NCE a clover Boston
papa   ceased   to   believe In Snntn Clam.
He    lind    bought   a
slate nnd pencil and
figured ii out thnt the
sleigh   which  would
contain the toys Hint
come t" all lhe lillle
boys nnd girls In the world would have I
to be as big ns n bouse nnd Hint the
span  of  reindeer  lhat  could   pull  It
would be forty Ions too heavy to drag
It up the walls of the lirst house for
the trip over Ibe  roof.    Many  other
strange things did this wise man find
out wiih lhe help of his slate and pencil, nml then lie milled lliem nil up and
found the sum total to be that Santa
Clans Is n myth.
He joyfully lold Ibis to his little son,
who was nn advanced student of ancient literature To Ills great surprise,
his little sou seemed very glad, and
when the amazed parent asked blm
Wherefore be thus explained:
"My worthy father, Ueenuse of cer-
tnln ocular demonstration afforded by
a surreptitious glnitec or two into our
kitchen Inst Christ inns eve I wns gravitating rapidly to the opinion that Snntn Clans docs not exist. The only explanation of the phenomenon observed
consistent with liis existence seemed
to be lhat he could al once mke the appearance of yourself, sir. and also of
titanium, In your nlglitrobes and with
your arms full of gifts for inc. and Ibis,
too. while neither of you was iu your
own room. I established the alibi for
you by n hurried visit. It is not to he
marveled at that my fallli In Snnia
Clans received n severe jostle.
"But your conclusion revives my nn-
clent belief nnd puts It oil u sure footing. Vou hnve discovered tlmt Santa
Clnus Is a myth. Hurrah for the real,
true Santa Clans, king of myths! Hereafter I will believe III blm, hope I"
him, adore him.'
"Vou appear astonished, parent, but
pcrlmps that Is because you do not understand myths. There Is nothing so
rcnl ns a m.viii. When I sny Unit Helios rides ncross the sky In a golden
chariot every duy, preceded by blushing Aurora, It Is ns true ns If 1 say
that the sunrise follows dawn In nil tlie
binds of the earth. When 1 say thnt
Hiawatha wrestled with the corn nnd
threw him nud buried him only to see
blm rise again, l but speuk of the familiar Industries of reaping and sowing
and of the sprouting of the new plum
In its time.
"A myth Is a folk tale describing
well through personification the attributes or olllees of the abstract. Yes.
pnpn, write thnt down. Let us now
upply the definition to Snntn Clans.
"Santa Claus' ollice Is to bring leys,
sweetmeats or more useful gifts at
Christmas. Ills attributes are gener
osily, benevolence, care for dependents
That office is actually filled; those attributes display themselves. Therefore,
according to myth law, Santa Clnus
really lives and nets his useful nud pop
ulnr part.
"With n hint or two ns to the mnn
ner of doing it, I will now lenve you
to pursue Ibe study further. You wili
lind it fascinating, Observe that Snntn
Clnus comes out of tbe frozen north
That is as if you would say that tin
Impulse of Christmas giving proceeds
from the coldest heart nt this season
Note that he drives reindeer, pleasing
spectacle for the mind's eye. It Is as It
you should say that he seeks to make
his gulso or his gifts unusual, for the
better enjoyment thereof. Considct
that he conies down the chimney; lo
ward Ibe warm hearth of the home:
that Is a Icssou to the children. Christinas gifts shower on the warm hearted
nnd loving.
"Father, I have only to add tbat I
am .varui hearted nnd loving. You will
pnrdou tue If 1 now go Into the library
nml write n chapter of my book ou
the iruths of mythology."
Or Why Lillle Johnny llrr-rn Ale III.
I Itrl.tmim   Dinner   Slnnillnif.   t'p.
Johnny   Ureen — I'o,   I
know   why   you   always
ring the church  bolls so
"ictfvrar' •*"■'*■ ou Christmas.
Mr. Green (the church
sextonl—Iio you, my son?
Johnny (ireeu —Yes. pa.
It's so the neighbors won't
bear ma klckln' about the cheap presents you always give her.
Book,  From   Plntea,
It Is snid that the lirst book printed
In this country from stereotype plate*
was a catechism by a Mr. Watts. This
work wns Issued lu New York In tho
.vein- 1813 and wns compiled for the
benefit of the children of several New
York churches.	
Nnt   T'n.Ilr   Lenrnetl.
Professor Goodert — These exercises
should perfect you in the rudiments, at
least, , .     ...
Young Itoxlcy—And what do you consider the best exercise of memory?
Professor Ooodnrt — ltemeniber the
poor.—Philadc'-ohia Press.
By Beaton   Lord.
[Copyrisht, 1*1, t>j 0. L. Kilmer.]
deploring the
ppvery which
compiled me
to c-me to
work on Christmas day, 1 entered 'lie ollice
of Tlie Dally
Dozer and
went to my
enjoyment Is
only for the
wealthy," mused I.
".lcnkins," snid the city editor, "here's
live dollars n Indy sent us to give a
poor oM chnp up on Tenth street. You
sec, she wqnts to know It reached liiin
and doesn't want to register a letter,
for he must not know who sends it.
So run up with It and get a receipt for
it that we may send her."
1 was soon on Tenth slreet. The
number sought was a tumble down old
rookery, nnd the children snowballing
each other In the street slopped loug
enough to tell me that old Mr. JoUCS
lived ou the top floor.
"Come In!" piped a cheery, shrill
voice as I knocked on his door. I did.
Seated hy the window, nightcap on
bend nnd speetnclcs ou nose, sat a
bright eyed, grny hnlred, much wrinkled old fellow, clean shaven and very
tall nnd stooped. "Merry Christmas
lie piped ns soon as lie saw me and
grinned affably, displaying a few large
teeth that were still white.
1 stammered fortli tho conventional
answer, I could do uo more than
stammer It, for such a salutation in
such n place quite staggered tne. The
rickety bed. the unllghted stove, the
broken loaf of bread on the bnre little
tnhle, the nbsence of carpet, the two
chairs, told the story of deepest pov
erty at a glance. I hastily gave him
tlie money nnd took his receipt.
"Sit down on that other chair nud
gladden my Christmas," snid he. "This
gift of money is nothing to your com
puny. I deserve It," he added a little
pettishly. "I have gladdened others'
Christmas today."
"i'ou have?" I was Impolite enough
to say In my bewilderment.
"The birds," said he, pcintlng out
the window to where a few sparrows
on the lire escnpe were pecking nt a
piece of his loaf,
"It Is this that has made you happy
today lu spite of
"It Is one of the tilings. That wns
my Christmas giving. It was all
could give until you came, but now 1
am under the necessity of seeking
human objects for my bounty. Tbe
alms share of Ibis Is too big for the
"Can you find any poorer than your
self?" I Inquired.
"Yes, even iu the palaces," he snid
solemnly. Iilslng and leaning on the
long stick which he had kept beside
blm. be OlUS went on:
"I began my celebration of Christ
inns yesterday afternoon by going to
the free library nml reading Dickens1
'Christmas Cnrol.' For years I have
read It oil Christmas eve—thnt Is, to
1111 myself with the true Christmas
spirit of charity, lo»'e, pence nnd good
will. It always succeeds. Has any
millionaire iu this grent city begun
more wisely?
"Having liulshed my rending, I walked through lhe crisp, frosty air to the
boulevard to enjoy the sleighing.   It
was very fine.  Tlinu wns when I used
to sit In one of those vehicles uud ;
skimming over Ihc snow.   I lost h
the sport.   1 could not see the cu
skim by. the rosy cheeks of the rider
and I ruu risk of it spill.   I could hear
no bells bnt those ou my own tenni,
bul. nh. standing on the roadside—how
"The skating on the lake next Interested me, and I eujoyed It greatly.
Home to tea next, with n keen appetite. Had I a full larder and that appetite I would eat enough to be sluggish,
and then I should not go out again.
Hut a slice of bread, an onion and a
cup of black tea—no gluttony In lhat,
yet enough.
"I went out to do my Christinas
shopping, Oh, I saw everything—all
the riches of the earth displayed lu
windows. Remember that the great
delight in most of (hem Is 111 looking
nt tbem, and Unit if they are personal
ornaments you cannot very well see
them after you put them on. I fensted
my eyes fully from the outside of the
windows. It wns the best Christmas
shopping 1 ever (lid. nnd I hnve done
much shopping lu my time, 1 cnu tell
"Midnight mnss — grand, celestial!
No, sir; not a Catholic, but I do uot let
that fact stand between mo nnd epicurean enjoyment.
"1 Blent tlie sleep of the contented
mnn, sir, dreaming of tlie beautiful,
bright skies nnd green fields nnd pkas-
nnt waters of summer that are all
mine, sir, as much ns a king's.
"See my Y'ule log!" He pointed lo a
piece of cannel coal beside the stove.
"I will light that by and by. I will
roast a little Joint of meat over It and
mnko me a Utile wnssnll—bowl of
elder with a ronst npple In It —and
when my pipe Is lit nud the street
lamp shines on the celling 1 will recite
for myself some of tbe old miracle
plays of Christmas or sing nn olden
"Pardon me," snid I, starting up.
I must go. You tempt tne to share
your feast and lose tny position. 1
must go. I wish 1 knew how to bo
as happy as you."
"lie content," snid the strange old
I       XMAS.      i
ninth  Priced   Cook..
For his services the chef of a big hotel may reecho $10,000 a year, a big
salary for cooking, but by no means
out of proportion to bis value to tho
hotel. __^	
Odd   Marrlna-e  Ca.toin..
In Brazil drinking brandy together
mny constitute a marriage; In Japnn,
the same with wine. To Join bands,
to sit together nnd receive congrntula-
tlous nre odd binding customs; also
to bu smeared wltb each other's blood
or for the woman to tie a rope around
llttl IF XMAS
g    o*By   F. A.  Ober.oo     3
It may or may not be generally known,
but the first Christ mas celebration In
America-took place In the West Indies
nnd in the very year thnt America was
discovered. There wns not much festivity nbout It. to lie sure, lor Hie lirst
anniversary of the Nativity in the new
world found ihc participants in a
slate of mind nol conducive lo merry-
making or cheerful entertnlnineut.
The greet navigator. C'hlstopher Columbus, who showed the civilized
world ibe way across the Atlantic, wns
muster of ceremonies, and he had little reason for rejoicing, for on Christ
mas eve. I4!i-. lie lind lost his ting-
ship, the Santa Maria, which had run
on a reef ou the north coast of Haiti
Fortunately for 1dm ami his crew, lhe
unlive Indians of ihc island were
fi-ii inS.v. and tbey uot only came lo his
rescue, but saved nil the wreckage of
his vessel, which they piled up on the
bcncli ,".i ottnrlco, nenr tbe present city
of Cape Haitian. The Indian cacique
did all lie could to allay the grief of the
Spaniard! nud ou Christmas day
spread a bauquot to which ii.: y were
Invited nud at which many of Ids people acted iu Km capacity of servants.
This was tl» Urst Christinas dinner
lu America, md al this aboriginal
"spread" so inu.y neW and strange articles of food \iere offered the Span-
lards that Colni.ilius made a note of
them, so we nre enabled to state exactly what they wei>. In the lirst place,
there was maize, o- Indian corn, which
Ihc Europeans mm- hnve seen in the
i'uhninus, hut which ihey bnd not eaten before. In fact, the golden kernels
carried back to Spain by Columbus
from this lirst voyage to America were
the first Hint ever reached the old
world, and it wns many years after
that before brown bread and "Injun
pudding" became nt all common on the
tallies of [European royally.
tine of the curious tubers offered the
Spaniards that dny by the Indian chieftain in Haiti was thu manioc, or cassava, from which the aborigines made
their daily bread. They were the originators also of the cassnrecp, or West
Indian pepper pot, made by throwing
pieces of  ment of all  kinds  inlo nn
earthen vessel, where It was preserved
for nny length of time by (lie antiseptic
properties of lhe manioc,
Christopher was so taken with the
pepper pot. according to u local tradl-
noli, that he begged the recipe from the
unlive chef nml took It homo to Queen
Isabella, but whether she appreciated
Hie article or not has not been recorded Another tuber, Hie yam. was nlso
served up after rousting in the nshes,
out It is doubtful if the potato was on
Hie festal board, though It mny as well
nave I ii  found  In (lie highlands or
Haiti ns iu South America, where It is
said to have been discovered long after. Anyway, there were several new
fruits, nil tropical, such as the guavn,
custard apple, snpota nnd pineapple,
nud iu meats there was a great variety, for tbe Indians shot nud trapped
liie.wild parrot, pigeon, doves, agouti,
Iguana and the utln, the three last
named being anlniuls Indigenous to the
There wns one function nt that banquet which Columbus may hnve Indulged In. though he has left no record
of having been suddenly Indisposed,
and Hint Is tobacco smoking, lie bnd
seen Indians on the coast of Cuba roll
up dry leaves of a plant unknown to
bin) and nfter lighting one end of the
roll Inhale nnd puff out the smoke
thereof with evident enjoyment. Hut
nt this banquet be wus astonished to
see the chief und his big men cram
portions of the weed Inlo n curious
pipe, with u branched stem shaped like
Ihc Idler Y nnd utter Inserting a siem
Into each nostril proceed to fuddle
themselves with the narcotic, to the
great disgust or the Spaniards, who
had n few vices of tbeir own. even
then, but did nol smoke. It wns ouly
been use tbey did not know bow. bill Co
luuilius lost nn opportunity for lidding
another laurel to his Immunol wrenih.
ami left lo Sir Waller llalelgh the Introduction of smoking into Europe n
century Inter.
The main object or ibis article 1s to
point nut Hint down in the West In
dies, where dwell our nearest foreign
neighbors, nml where we hnve n tidy
1(1110 Islnnd of our own In Porto Rleo
lie   first   Christmns  anniversary   in
 ricn wns celebrated nnd the first
nner enten with aboriginal Indians
Ho- be.ta.
Michigan hns been called tho Lake
State for an obvious reason. It Is better known as the Wolverene State, from
the former presence of great numbers
of these animals In Its forests.
Flr.t Wire Bridge.
Tho first wire suspension bridge
the man's waist
tho United States, If not In the world,
was thrown ncross the Schuylkill rlvei
near the falls of Schuylkill, In I'hllu
dolphin, lu 1810. its use wns nccessa
rily restricted to foot passengers, and
only eight passengers were allowed to
be on the bridge at once.
By G. L. Langdon.
[Copyrlglit, 1901, by Hamilton Musk]
There are two reasons for Christmas
feasting aside from the Instinct which
teaches us that lhe Joy of holiday
making is Impossible or incomplete
without good eating and drinking. One
Is that Christmas Is the survival ot
one, or both, of two great pagan festivals; the other, tbat the mind of man
In all times and conditions expressed
rejoicing by the laden board aud the
brimming bowl.
Victory, good fortune, weddings,
christenings, nro celebrated today by
dinners, as they have been for thousands of years, the practice undoubtedly coming down from tbat prehistoric
time wben tbe victory over tbe animal
was the means of supplying the feast.
We can find trace of It and Its concomitant habit, glftmnklng, In the
book of Esther, where Mordecal says
to his people thnt on the anniversaries
of the days wherein the Jews rested
from their enemies, and the month
which was turned unto tbem from sorrow to Joy, aud from mourning Into a
good day, they should make them days
of (easting nnd of joy and of sending
portions one to nauthor nnd gifts to
the poor. "
And what greater cause for rejoicing
and the usual expression thereof could
exist for the early Christians than the
fact of the birth of Christ?
It Is true that there were differences
of opinion In the enrly church as to the
date, or even the season of the year,
when thnt all Important event occurred. Clemens Alexandrians tells us
that It wns kept by ninny Christians
In April nnd by some In Egypt In the
month Pnchon, corresponding to our
Mny, but long before the council of
Nice hnd fixed the dny, separating It
from tbe Epiphany, a curious circumstance had operated to fix forever the
observance of It lu the European midwinter.
Observing the course of the seasons
nud thoir relation to the (rowing or
lessening length of the days, the Aryans Inhabiting Europe ban come to
learn thnt at tbe winter solstice the
decline of nature was over Ind that as
the day lengthened she relived until
n few weeks Inter she walked abroad
glndsomely ngoln 111 the grien garb of
spring. It wns u fitting time for universal rejoicing. Nothing could he
done afield. The bins and butts were
still well filled and the entile fnt. It
wns nlso a time to remember the goodness of the gods; to make sacrifice as
well ns to fenst.
Ilenee we (Ind nt the dawn of Christianity two grent mldwlntpr festivals
among the two most powerful branches
of the Aryans of that period — the
Saturnalia among the llpmnns on the
south and the Thor feast of the Scandinavians. It Is a curious fact that they
appear to lie Identical as to time 0'
111 Home and wherever liomc had
ruled long enough to have planted her
customs Hie Saturnalia wns 11 season
of sacrifice ro Srmiru or social equality
nnd of riotous license. Tho slave in
many households wns permitted to become master for lhe week of the feasting, aud his master executed the ridiculous orders which he gave. ISun'oon-
ery iu street processions nnd In the
homes wus one of the chief elements
of the festivity. Orgies Indescribable
formed another, rresent giving wns
The sen kings called the senson Jule
(whence Yule), nnd tbey celebrated It In
gorging nud drinking, besides milking
sacrifice to Thor. Around n great blazing log, big enough to burn for the
whole week of the gluttonous fenst-
lng, they Hung the half bare ox bones
lu rude Jest nnd passed the wassail
The primitive church found these
pngnu festivals Institutions which It
could not uproot, so it wisely adopted
them, turning the sacrificial rites thereof Into worship for the born Christ,
stripping the feasts of their grossest
sensuality, but letting much of their
Joyousness remain.
Iiesldes the two gteat festivals mentioned, there wns another observed nt
the same time by a large family of lhe
Europeans—the Cauls, Cnels or Celts—
which was similarly adopted by the
church as she spread her teaching
among them, but this had a far less
Influence than the otber two upon the
customs which I14vc marked the celebration of Christ mns down to the present time. The reason Is that tbere was
more of sacrificial rite and less of
feasting In Its celebration, From It,
however, conies the kissing under tbe
mistletoe, which with them wns em*
blcmntlc of the union of mnn and woman and of the union or mankind wl-.b
Banl. I'rom It nlso conies the Obt.st-
mns tree, denr to the little one.i, a survival or thu banging or votive gifts on
their sacred pines.
But out of the other two great pagan
festivals arose the principal form lli.it
the feasting took. Entlng nnd drinking of tbe best, giving to the poor by
right of their equnllty nt thnt season,
ns well ns the old mummery, practically abolished since Purllnnlsm tried to
suppress the festival utterly In 10-17,
nre easily aud directly traceable to
those pagan orgies.
Some reputations for being levelheaded have no better Inundation
than tho fact that the possessors
agree with everybody.
After all the only thing really
worth living for is old ago.
of the ladder than it Is to stay thoro.
Tho story that sounds funny to
you may not bu funny to other people.   Don't repeat it too often.
Occasionally love is the beginning
of a job lot of trouble.
A man never has any use for    another mnn who is as vain as himself.
Reward of merit and merit of reward are not as mueh alike as they
It is much easier to reach the top
Happy is he who is not obliged to
sacrifice anyone to duty.
The slave Is not sbe who is sold,
tut she who gives herself.
For all misfortunes there nre two
remedies—time and silence.
A good intention makes but a short
The mnn with the bank account is
his own cash drawer.
The first and worst, of all frauds is
to cheat one's self.
To be happy one must ilrtVc nothing to forget.
Indifference is the haarl sleeping.
"Oil, la.lv, give a luckless man
A lillle Chrlslmis giltl"
Tims spake tlio wnnd'rer wit). Uie eta,
Wlio longed to get . lilt.
The lady was . spinster gay;
Her wit was counted keen.
Slie only gave die tramp a spray I
Ot mistletoe ao green.
"Oh, lady, give . man . channel"
bewailed the weary wight.
"I'd ruther have . pair o' pants
'i'hai: any parasite!"
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A 1'JSii {'Ml  1' h i ii/.i.
An Old Guide's i:*.|t]!iu..||{on of tlie
Indian W1iltefl.il Hunter'. Method
of  Getting   111k   Gli.teiilns;   Catch
From I inter (lie Ilflllliln.
"The first time I fished In the Snult
.Ste. Marie rapids." said a well known
Lake Keuka sportsman, "I landed In
an hour twenty-one brook trout that
weighed forty-five pounds; so I was
ready nnd willing to believe anything
I beard or rend about the possibilities
of those waters or the astounding
things that men who Ashed lu them
were able to do.
"Consequently I believed what they
told tne about the marvelous feats the
Indian fishermen of the Sault Ste.
Marie *»oiild perform In the way of
netting whltcllsh. I-'ew who have toured the great lakes have not heard ot
those same feats, witnessed them nnd,
of course, could dj nothing but go
away believing that tbey were all tbey
seemed to be.
"rarllcularly will Ibey mnrvel, as I
did, at the Indian wiiltellsh fisherman's
magic eye with which he seems to
look down through ten feet or more of
foaming, rushing water and see white-
fish that to the white man's eye would
be Invisible live Inches bencnth the
surface. It would have been strange
If I had uot marveled at It, having
witnessed more than once manifestations of Ils alleged power. That wns
before I talked with old (lulde Garron.
The astounding feats of the Indian
whllclisli nettcrs of the Sault Ste.
Marie that the guidebooks and the
hold keepers and sleuinboatmen Insist
on telling tourists about are performed
by two Indians lu a canoe. One occupies Ibe stern and manipulates the
paddle to keep the cnuoe's head pointed up stream, The Indian In the bow,
standing upright, uses a pole to aid Is
prop<llllng the canoe or In keeping It
"Lying ready to bis band Is a dip net
four feet in diameter, fastened to tbe
ond ot a pole perhaps fifteen feet loii<-
The fishing Is done nt the foot of tbe
rapids, where the water bolls nud tumbles furiously. With bis polo the Indian In the bow keeps the boat moving
about In the rapids nnd gazes constantly Into the water, which Is often ten
feet or more deep.
"Suddenly the Indian in tho bow will
seize the net bundle with one hand,
never censing to manipulate the eauoo
witb his polo In the other nor for an
instant removing his staring gaze from
tho water. The net Is not more than
In his band before he has plunged It
perhaps ten feet distant from the boat,
thrusting It at tbe same Instant to tbo
bottom. Then bo gives It a peculiar
twist, draws It up and, surrendering
the care of the eauoo for the moment
to lhe Indian with the paddle, ho
draws Iho net up, never without from
three to half a dozen glistening white-
fish In It. frequently weighing live
pounds each.
"The wondering spectator, seeing
nothing but lhe boiling water, the sudden start of the Indian ond his quick
and dexterous plunging and drawing
up of the net with Its Invariable load
of wlillellsh, can do nothing but acknowledge to himself tbo necromancy
of lhe Indian's piscatorial art. 1 know
that I did, and for two sensons gave
myself away to tho fascination of tbnt
mysterious fishing. Then ouo day I
marveled at It greatly to Guide Garron,
the shrewd and cunning old Frenchman who knows every rock and eddy
and whirlpool of the rapids and all the
wiles and tricks Hint any other guide
knows nnd a whole lot that no other
ouo dons know, nud Gnrron's little
black eyes twinkled.
"'Ah!' bo chuckled. 'Zat mngecck
hye.   He von gr-r-rand homboag!'
"Then he explained In his voluble
and picturesque patois tho apparent
mystery of the Indian whltcllsh fisherman's magic eye. Wiiltellsh ore natural deuizens of the still, Blleut wate-s
of the great lakes. To get from Lake
Huron to Lake Superior these fish
must fight their way up tbe fierce and
stubborn Sault Ste. Mario rapids. In
doing this they travel by easy stages.
Tbey can brave tbe rapids but a short
distance nt a time, when, almost exhausted, they drop Into the shelter ot
tho friendly rocks tbat pile tbe bottom
of the rapids.
"Huddled sometimes by tbe score bo-
bind these rocks, getting wind, as I'
wcro, to overcome another stage of
their journey, the wiiltellsh, If tho water Is-not too deep, can be lifted out
by the hand of the fisherman, tbey nre
so nearly exhausted. The Indians as
well as the white fishermen know this
and. knowing well the location of these
sheltering rocks, have only to thrust
their uets down behind them and draw
them up filled with fish.
"The cunning of the Indian led him
long ngo to give visitors the Impression
that be could penetrate tbo troubled
depths of the rapids with his gaze and
discover the whltellsh on the bottom.
The wonder of it spread, and It has
been one of the fondest uud best paying fictions of 'Susan Mary,' as tbe natives give you the pronunciation of lhe
Snult ste. Marie."
An Anecdote  of Cento..
The following anecdoie of Leigh
Hunt was ouee related by "Orion"
Home. Home on n bitterly cold day
iu winter went to see Hunt, and found
blm iu a large room wltb a wide, old
fashioned firephico. He bad dragged
his piano on to the hearth, close to a
large lire, leaving only room for himself and his choir, and wns playing
Willi the greatest enjoyment.
"My dear fellow." cried Horne, "are
you aware that you aro ruining your
piano forever nnd ever In that beat?"
"I know-l know," murmured Hunt,
"but It Is delicious."	
Sulphur occurs very widely distributed
In the mineral kingdom, partly free and
partly combined with oilier elements. The
free sulphur is either found pure in regularly formed crystals or intimately mixed
with earthly matters. In Its native Btnte
sulphur is largely found In Sicily and Italy and ns a general rule In abundant volcanic districts. The hrittleuess of sulphur
renders tho cleavage imperfect. Sulphuric acid Is an Important combination and
a very dangerous one in inexperienced
hands. Sulphur combined with a number
of elements, such ns Iro.,, copper, lead,
etc., furnishes the sulphides. In the vegetable kingdom sulphur is a small constituent of the albuminous bodies and of
certain volatile irritant oils; moreover,
the vegetable juices contain it in the form
of certain sulphates.        - 'jT.'^SaxamamjkWjAut.
marysville b. c.
Stockholm Impregnable.
There are a lot of picturesque old castles nnd fortresses on the coast of Sweden in which garrisons are still maintained, but they would not last nu hoiii- if attacked by modern guns nnd projectiles.
They are re-enforced, however, by earthworks, wllh the very best of artillery.
Swedish guns rank among the highest,
nnd several Swedisli patents Iu ordnance
hnve been already adopted by the fortification board of the United States. All
the harbors are protected by torpedoes,
and Stockholm Is absolutely impregnable
from the sen, being situated upon a fiord
or bay that cannot be entered except
through passages that are narrow and
easily defended.
Savedl.li Pollfene...
In Sweden It is a common custom to
bold tho hut in the hand while talking to
a friend in public. At the same time to
avoid tho dangers of colds in winter It Is
not unusual to see announcements in the
daily papers informing the friends of Mr.
So-and-so that ho Is unable through the
doctor's orders to conform to this polite
"Do you find Fanny a good correspoud-
"No. She Is just horrid. She always
answers my letters as soon as she rewire, them and keeps me Indebted to ber
all of the time."—New York Herald.
The   British    working-class
spends nn an average SI.40 o
on liquor.
Pale, sickly children Ehould use Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator. Worms ore one
of the principal causes of suffering in children
aud should be expelled from tho system.
Let. us have faith that right makes
might,-and in this faith let us, to
tlio end, dare to do our duty, as wo
understand it—Abraham Lincoln.
If You Could Look
into the future and see the
condition to which your
cough, if neglected, will
bring you, you would seek
relief at once—and that
naturally would be through
SHILOH cures Consumption, Bronchitis, Asthma,
and all Lung Troubles.
Cures Coughs and Colds
in a day. 25 cents.
Write to S. C. ",,'icu.s & Co., Toronto,
Can., for free trial bottle.
Karl's Clover Root Tea purifies the Blood
He Spent Miserable Days and Sleepless Nig-hts—Hands, Feet and
Limbs KtilT and Swollen.
From lhe Record, .Smith's Falls, Out.
lalk about
why dou't
There are fifty-five dogs in the
United Kingdom to every thousand
I wns cured of Acute Bronchitis by
Bny of Islands.
I was cured of facial neuralgia
Springhill, N. S.
I wns cured of Chronio Rheumatism
Albert Co.,  N.  B.
Thirteen    Briti?h      life    assurance
offices decline proposals from tinvac-
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View, Portage la Prairie,
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Smnl! charge made for further
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Excursions to Eastern Canaf
Tickets will be on sale at nnnu.-il
excursion rate of $40.00 commencing
Dec. 2nd. When purchasing ask for
ticket via—
I'rom  Minneapolis  and  St. Haul to
Four Trains Dally to Chicago
Badger State Express leaving st.
Paul every morning, s.30 (after arrival of Northern Pacific and Great
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make through connections for the
For those desiring to stop over In
Minneapolis or St Pnul the evening
trains ore available, as follows: —
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a. in.
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Inw Chicago 9..10 a. m.
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Chicago  12.25  noon.
Free  reclining  Chair  Curs.
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home agent or address Chas. J. Gray
P. O. JSox 1315. Winnipeg. Man., or
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til Dec. 24th.
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tiood 3 Months
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Travelling I'ilsmi'Iu-it Agent,
P. O.  Box 12SU, Winnipeg,  Man.
The rate thia year for tlte trip
to the old home In Hastern
Canada and return will be
The best route, for many reasons, Is via Minneapolis, St.
1'uul nnd Chicago. When yon
go, ask the ticket agent to aenil
you that way, aud he sure that
your ticket reads via the
No extra charge for seats in
liccllnlrur Chair Cars. Ask your
home t.eket ageut for partteu-
lars, or write to A. f,. 13IDE-
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Hotel Dacotah, Urmia Porks. N.
Geo. P. Lyman, A. G. P. A., St. Paul, Minn.
''There is a. wonderful
Dr. Williams' 1'iuk Pills
you try them ?"
These words were addressed to Mr.
Andrew Gardiner, 0 Smith's Falls,
by a friend when lie wus in the depths
of'-disiJondoncy regarding his physical
condition. For three years he had
sulVered so much that life had butojue
a bin dun to him, and oftenllni-.'s he
says he almost wished that he might
Uie. Then he .spent miserable days
and sleepless nights, now Ii ■ is en-
Joying life. Then his feet, hands and
limbs were stiff and swollen und he
was tormented with lei constant slinging, creepy sensation in his body
which gave lriin no rest day or night:;!
now he is as supple ns ever lie was,
with the Stillness, the swelling and
the creeliy sensation all gone. lie
ntiribtiics it all lo the use ot Dr.
Williams'  l'ink  Pills.
Mr. (iardiner is a man of about 05
years, an old anel highly respected
resilient of Smith's Falls. Having
heard a good deal of talk about the
Improvement effected in liis heaith by
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, the Itueord
sent a reporter to ascertain the exact
truth and Mr. Qardlner told him substantially what is related nbove. lie
snid that he tried a number of doctors—as good doctors as there were
in the country—but got 110 relief. He
was given to uudui-stund that tlie
trouble wus caused by bad circulation o" the blood, but nothing did
him any good. Ho could not wear
boots, his feet were so swollen: and
when ho tried to walk his legs felt
liku sticks. Finally he was Induced
to give Ur. Williams' Pink Pills a
trial. He took six boxes, he said,
but did not see that he was much
better. He dele mimed to quit, taking them, hut was persuaded 10 continue them for a little while longer.
When he hud taken ten boxes he was
greaily improved, and when he had
taken twelve boxes he. was so well
Hint lie did not need any more. It is
several months since bo has taken
them and he has hud no return ot
the trouble. When the reporter saw
him he was wearing his ordinary
boots ami he said he could get inlo
and out of a buggy as well us any
mail of his years in the country.
Ur. Williams' Pink Pills are the
friend o the weak and ailing. They
surpass all oilier medicines in their
tonic, strengthening qualities, und
make weak and Respondent people
bright, active and healthy. Those
pills nre sold by dealers iu medicine,
or enn be had postpaid, at fit) cents
pe-r box,, or six boxes for i52..*i(l. by
addressing lhe Dr. Williams Medicine
Co., Drockville, Ont.
>T wu dtneed In the hall by the fliVi ni
Tor the palms hid the lsmpB it the tide,
And each form wai outlined on the floor b»
While the shadows were spread far and wide.
But the shadows were misty—a Battened gray-
In accord with the slow melody;
The light of the fire drove tlie dark lines away,
While it lent all a sweet mystery.
Both dancers were courtly and figures ot grace,
Yet the maid held my fancy alone;
The glow gave a blush to her beautiful face;
In her dark eyes a fairer light shone,
And then as she curtesied so stately, so slow,
With the grace of an age lhat la past,
It aeemed like a dream of the long, long ago-
Like a dream that 1 knew could not last.
ition OF 1900.
M: J.  U.
61 oner,
■ or the
I  By the
Jar-dine, Canada's Commis-
TvHb an Interesting Story
Splendid Results Obtained
Use   of a Canadian   Hem-
So stately, so slow was each step that she ma*,
And so graceful the head that alie bent;
The old fashioned fan that at times eaat a ihao
8uch an air of true elegance lent;
The  place  of the  dance  gave a  place  to  nj
And I dreamed of the days that are dead;
The spell of the dance was by sorcery wrought,
And the hurrying modern daya fled.
It was peace, the sweet rest of the olden day
When all idols were not overthrown,
When romance still lived and, as king, love belt.
Before Mammon to ruler hail grown.
And all those who watched were bewitched by (hi
And they dreamed till Hie measure was o'er;
Today was forgot in the short hncltward L'lance
And the charms of the ilay gotie before.
—Flivel Scott alines ir, Ladies' Home Journal.
n r I
lOlds      the
of having
n    I'lM
Hollowav's Corn Cnro in a specific for tin
removal of corn*-*, and warts, \Vo hnvo nevoi
hen id of its tailing t-j roniovo even tho worse
Do very circumspect in Lhp choice
of thy company*. In the society of
thine equals thou shall enjoy more
pleasure: in tho society of thy
superiors thou shall (ind moro profit.
To be tlio best in tlie company in the
way to grow worse; tho best
mentis lo grow bolter is to he the
worst there.—Quaries,
i   in  munlclpi
1   politico
( irrlpfl
it. is
true Hint  tho
man whi
tho le
ust     somel im
■s    shown
it     the
Bowaro of Ointments for Catarrh
That Contain Mercury,
ia mercury will niroly destroy tbo senso of smell
i mi commotely derange tho wholo system when
m to ring it through tho mucous surfaces. Such
i Hides should never bo used except on pro-scrip*
•Jons from roputable physicians, us tho damage
they wIU do is tenfold to tho good you cuupos-
ibiydorivefrotn them. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by P. J. Cheney ft Co ,Toludo.O.,
contains no mercury, und is token internally.
icting directly upou tlio blood and mucous Bur
faces of tho system. In buying Hall's Catarrh
(jure bo sure you get the genuine, It is taken
tatornnlly. and made in Toledo, Ohio, byi\ J.
Ohenqy it Co. Testimonials frco.
Sold by PrucKi*-ts, price 75o per bottle.
Hull's Family Tills uro tho host.
It is astonishing that any one enn
squan-di r a way in absolute Idleness
ono single moment of that small portion of time which is allotted to us
in tho world. Know the true value
of time ; snatch, seize, and m.-oy
every moment of it.—Lord Cheat er-
Mmard's LinimcDt Cures Colls, Etc.
Knowledge is not power in tho
ciise of a man who knows that he
has been whipped.
Financial embiirrnssinent to C'nr-
nejrie. means having more money than
he knows what lo do with.
Tho mnn who loves no music so
well ns his own kitehen eloek nnd
the airs which tlie logs sing to him
as they burn on tho hearth, has so
Inees which others never dream of—
There is no passion in thu mind ol
man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death. Ileveniro triumphs over death, love sliahts it,
honor aspirclh to it, grief lllelh to
Eictaucd   llliu.
He—I saw nn Interesting educated
pi-,* the other day Hint—
She-Oh, Indeed! I—
He—Come, now! Don't sny It! You
were going to say you suppose I looked
In a mirror, Weren't yon?
She—Not nt nil. I don't consider yoti
Interesting or educated.
Why Me la a Suburbanite.
"You should strive to teach your children patience."
"I realize thnt," said Mr. ninxon. "Il
was my purpose In taking up my residence on a suburban car Hue."
When a friend comes up to you nnd
cays, "Now I wnnt you to tell me the
truth," prepare to He, or else say something dlsugreeable-
The   Teething Period  Dangerous    to
Little Ones and Very Trying
to "Mothers.
What mother does not look forward with dread to the timo when
baby shull be teething ? At that
time baby is restless, feverish and
IrribalbAc, and frequently there is
some disorder of the bowels nnd
stomach. The poor little sufferer is
lighting one of his first battles In
this old world of pain, and if not
aided in his fight may be overcome.
Every wise mother helps the lit lie
sufferer us mueh as she can, and the
mothers who have boen most successful in this respect have found that
Baby's Own Tablets (rive just such
assistance us lhe little one needs.
Mrs. W. J. Wright, Broekville. says:
"1 have used Baby's Own Tablets
quite frequently, and am much pleus-
ed with them. 1 find them especially
satisfactory during baby's first year.
I   hnve   used   tliem   in     tcetihing,     ill
vomiting, In colic, in indigestion,
und in tlio disorders of the stomach
nnd bowels usually accompanied by
rostlessnosB and fever. Tho action
of tho Tablets has always been oil
that could be desired."
Daily's Own Tablets are a sweet,
pleasant little lozenge thnt all children will lake readily. They can be
crushed or dissolved In water nnd administered with safety to even the
youngest infant, tluuranleid to contain no opiate or any of the poisonous stall's that lilnke the so-called
soothing medicines dangerous to little ones. If you do not find Baby's
Own Tablets at your drugf-ist's,
send 2G cents to tlio Dr. Williams
Medicine Co., Broekville, Ont., and
a box will bo sent you by mail postpaid.
lie who feefs the flnine of devotion
kindling within him should give il
vent by the sincere ejaculation of his
feelings, nnd It will afterward burn
more brightly within him,—Dr. Fleming.
There is a statue in a village in
Egypt which is said to be the oldest
In the world, having been In existence for over (5,000 years. It is the
representation of one of the chiefs of
the domain where it was erected.
Sovoro colds are easily cured by the rise of
Bfcklo's Anti-CoQSUmptivo Syrup, a medicine of
extraordinary ponetrntini* and healing* proper
tios. It is nckuowloitRcd by tbose who have
usod it as bohif* tlio he-*, medicine sold for
coukIis, colds, itifiiiiiimitu..' of tbo Iiin«s, and
all alloctious of tlie thro it and chest. Its
iit-reeuli oncss to tho tasto makes It a favorite
with ladies und children.
Buttles are often won before they
are fought. To control our passions
we must govern our lmlets, and keep
watch over ourselves in the small de-
tuils of everyday life—Sir John Lubbock.
I have more confidence in the laith
of the philanthropist who has built
a public wasli house, or given lo it
but it solitary wnshlub, than In the
convictions of one who has lived all
liis days a mere and painful etudent
of  humanity.—T'hornd,ilo.
No way lias been found for making
heroism easy, even for the scholar.
Labor, iron labor, is for him. The
world was created as an audience for
him, the atoms of which it is made
are opportunities.—Emerson.
If a man could make a single rose,
we should give him an empire; yet
roses and flowers no less beautiful
am scattered in profusion over the
world, and no one regards them.—
Good for Bad Teeth
Not Bad for Good Teeth
Butodont Liquid 15c LarRO Liquid and Pimdci 75c All
Biurcs i-r by mail lur tlm price.   Sampl-a l(ir postage s&
HALL & RUCKEL.    New York.
Toronto, JJec. 9,—(Special)—The
grout World's exposition held in Paris lust year saw very muny visitors
from all parts of the globo assembled
in the gay French capital. Canada
wus well represented, both us an exhibit ur uinoiifr tiie nations und ns a
visitor, many of our best people having attended.
The interests of the Dominion were
looked after by a very capable tuid
intelligent company of patriotic Canadians, among whom one of the most
conspicuous wus Mr. J. U. Jardlne,
of 805 Crawford street, this city.
Mr. Jardfne's duties as Commissioner
entailed a vast amount of hard work
which made great demands on his
physical health and strength.
lie is authority for the statement
that lie found Dodd's Kidney Tills,
that best known of Canadian medicines, invaluable OS a tonic during
these trying times. He says : "Thoy
relieve backache instantly and tone
up the system generally us nothing
else seems  to  do."
While in Paris Mr. Jar dine introduced Dodd's Kidney Tills to Mr.
Dupuis, the esteemed and popular
Secretary to the Canadian Commission who, was feeling under the
weather, with the very happiest results to that gentleman.
By healing and stimulating the kid-
Dodd's Kidney Tills prove absolutely the very best tonic known to medical science today, und both Mr. Jur-
dine nnd Mr. Dupuis were greatly
pleased to find that their own fair
country, so distinguished in many
other ways, waa through this great
tonic remedy earning in Europe a
glorious reputation  in medical  lines.
Very few Canadians are aware of
the world wide reputation nf Dodd's
Kidney Pidney Pills, and muny who
hnve been abroad seem surprised ut
being able to purchase their favorite
medicine almost nny where in the civ-
li/ed world.
Of the 1,900..128 domestic servants
in the United Kingdom only 180,788
are men.
The driver of the
gin.-, "The Rocket,'
at the age of 81.
first, railway en-
died in   1806,
Mr. Thomas Pnllnrd. Syracuse, X.V , writes .
lI havo been afflicted (or nearly a year with
that most-to-be-dreadod disease^ dyspepsia, and
nt times worn nut with pom mxt want of sleep,
nud nftor trying 111 most everything recommended, I triad ono box of l'armele-a's Vcge-
tablo Pills. 1 urn now nearly well, and beltovo
thev will euro me. I would not ba without
boom for any money."
In    Italy    there  ure  more  the
proportion  to  the population
in any other -jountry.
HM'8 unimcnt cures Garget to cows.
At t he Strozsti Palace, in Uoihe,
there is a book made of marble, the
loaves being of marvellous, thinness.
»< It In » Great I'nbllc Benefit."—Those slg
niflcant words wero used in relation to Dr.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil, by n gentlemen who had
thoroughly tested it* merits in his own case-
having been cured by it of lamenosH of tho knee,
of threo or four years' standing. It never foils
to romovo norene*a ns well as lameness, und is
an incomparable pulmonic and corrective
A man's character resembles n
fence—you can't strengthen it by using whitewash.
Hinard's Liniment Cnres Distemper,
Million*   In   YcllOW   Coin   ilUnppcfir
A r. 11 unity    From   Cireulntlun.
The world is full of millions nud mil
lions of lost sovereigns. A competent nu
thoiity has just completed Home invest!
gntions which, he declares, show that ill
three years* the Hank ot England has lusi
trace of no fewer than 20,^00,000 golden
coins of the realm. This wholesale dlsflp
praraiiee of the elusive sovereign ha -
been going on for yeara. A river of gold
has flowed unceasingly from Threadnee-
dle street to all party of the world, but il
has come back only ns n tiny yellow
streamlet. What has become of the surplus In its wanderings? "Misers" i** the
unpoctieni explanation for a great pail
of this disappearance. There still exist
iu this nud tJtber countries people who nre
unbusinesslike enough to hoard up gold
and keep it lying Idlo by theiu for the sole
pleasure of knowing it is there and occasionally counting it.
The people of India appear to be particularly addicted to n habit that is more
reminiscent of medlmvul times thun of nn
ago when money is generally saved so
that more enn be made with it. In the
regency of Bombay it is estimated that
12,OUO,000 golden sovereigns are boarded.
If thnt is the record of Bombay alone,
what Is the full tnlc for the whole country? China, too, absorbs 11 vast amount
of gold that never sees the light again.
As a matter of fact, while ths whole
World is searching for and trying to acquire gold, a goodly part of it appears to
Le engaged in the less thrilling pastime of
hiding il away.
Groat Britain Is not guiltless of this
commercial sin. Dotted ail over the
kingdom are graveyards of gold which if
discovered uud opened might restor
d uud Opened might restore tt
circulation n vast umouut of weulth
present absolutely useless. At a spot
ahuitt two miles from Herefordshire beacon a treasure chest is recorded In tho local history as having been buried by &
great family ouce resident in the district.
But the money cannot be found. There
is a similar record in connection with
Iluhne castle, formerly a seat of a branch
of the Prostwloh family. Somewhere
near Stokcscy CQStle. Shropshire, (here is
believed to be hidden u great oaken chest
tilled with gold coins, but up to the present nil efforts to find it have en-led in
failure.—London Mail.	
It became necessary for nu Emsworth
papa to chastise mildly bis small son
tho otber evening. Some time Inter,
wishing to negotiate for n favor, tbe
chastised ono stated bis wishes and ns
an inducement added;
"Well, James?"
"If you'll do this, papa, I'll e%euse
you for that whipping you gavo me.M
Williams' Pianos
tdd lots to OhrietmuB Jul ity, und tern «ifu ure
notem-ci ptable. v,.u say you uan't aiiuid out.-?
Piudon us for tajini-you «..on'i ki.ow until wo
tell you our way ol rtecurint* a soud in^trdmeut,
or, oar eiiey payment pluii—well worth your consideration. Santa Clau? may yet visit i our norm-
ate used exclusively at the great Hudson's Bay
Oompaliy's piano recitals every afternoon und
evening, Hear tbem under the touch of an urt-
ist. and then come to us tor prices arid terms.
We huvesom*- slightly u-td. good instruments
in stock, for stile cheap,
Forrester & Hatcher,
Qldridge''!'" Sewing Machines,
For Sale Everywhere
Try our Parlor Matches.
They produce a quick LIGHT
without any objectionable
fumes.     :■.■.*.*.:
E. B. Eddy Co.,
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Till! calendar begins tlio yoar on
Jan. I, ami it is not strange
tlmt In the beginning of the
year turn Rhntihl find an augury for tbe future. Ever since the
reckoning of time began the fortune of
the new year's Initial day hns been re-
gardeO as in a measure Indicative of
what was to come during the twelve
months succeeding. We no longer go
to augurs to foretell the future—thai
Is, most of us do not—for instead of being Installed In temples and living in
luxury ihe soothsayers now inlinMi
bumble quarters in back streets and ai
leys. But tho vein of superstition
which runs through the human race Is
bound to manifest Itself In some way.
and, although we are prone to regard
ourselves as quite above the foolish
practices of our ancestors, we never,
theless, In lingering remnants of custom, show that perhaps wo are not bo
fur advanced as we think ourselves.
This desire to peer Into the future Is
tbe origin of uot a few of tlie super
stltlons which we now openly deride.
With a mental reservation that, perhaps, after all, It Is just barely possible
thero may be something in them. Iu
nearly all countries some form of
divination Is practiced, particularly by
the young, ou New Year's day to fore
tell the future. The Scottish people
are fond of regarding themselves as
highly Intellectual, but lu this matter
they are as credulous as the pcasatil
of the Sicilian mouutnlns. He uses his
beads, but the Scotchman employs bis
Bible, which he places hack down oi:
a table, permits it to fall open of Its
own weight, then, without looking, be
puts his finger oil a page ami reads thr
verse on which It rests, and this Is
supposed to Indicnto his fortune for the
The world over cards and dice arc In
high favor ns being supposed to ind!
cate the decrees of fate. The card*
ami the throws are fortunate or the re
verse In ahout equal numbers, so that
every one has a fair chance of obtain
Ing an omen for good. The actions and
voices of tlie animal associates of mau
were formerly on this day above all
others significant of good or evil to
come. A dog's cheerful bark on New
Year's morn was auspicious, his howl
a very unfavorable sign. To meet a
cat on New Year's morning betokens
111 for the future, ns, curiously enough
It is regarded In the Latin cotttitrlei
as the sign of a coming change of resi
deuce. To see a snake Is the worn
possible omen, for It signifies death bj
violence. A few years ago nn I la I hi t-
living near .Milan saw throe snnko
together on New Yenr's morning bo
fore brenkfast and was so frlgliteuei
that ho fell 111, became despondent am
did actually die. To see a pig Is re
garded throughout souuiern Europe a-
a fortunate omen, signifying plenty Ii
the coming twelve months, while tin
sight of n crow,a magpie or a jackdaw
probably from the thievish propensitiet
of these birds, Is regarded as a slgi.
that the beholder will be systematically swindled during the cumin;
two!"" months.
If there is ;i post office in
your neighborhood and you
have a jewelry want of any
kind, we can supply it almost
as well as if you visited us
Write fur our catalogue and
thus have, practically, ths
finest stoclc of jewelry in
Canada to ch use from.
Beside*?, our system of one
price in pUin figuics ^nA our
guarantee as to quality mean
10 much to out-of-town buyers.
We prepay all delivery
charges, and if what we send
does not please you in every
particular, return it, and hy
next mail we will cheerfully
refund your money.
Vanitc mi' Adelaide BU.,
raj k Champion
Write to us for prices of SCRI1".
Get our List of Lands.
Stocks and   Bonds Bought and   Sold.
Wo can furnish tho exset amount of
Scrip for nny payment on Dominion
Lands.   Do not pay cash.
1 lour mill <; ml n Mr reliant ii,
Room B42Grata BxohaDgo, Wiimipc-r.
1*7*9 urn buyora of tvbont f.-r Docombof and Jan*
i.iry -hipnn nt from wr-toni points nud in stunt
Kurt William ot Dutnth. Our Sir, Jamoa Hodd
tiuvittffn lonjrnnd woll established oxport Float
■r,nli\  wo Bpoolally doslro Mr raipoo donee with
Biillnr*. HODD & ATKINSON.
A lady lu.s for sumo timo past boen
^aching navigation 'o young nun In
, Plymouth,   and  many  ol  hat  pupils
lhavo successfully passed tho hoard of
1 trade examinations nnd have obtained certificates as mates nnd Bkippera
Roit   It  Ciint-e There.
Nnw, in tho beginning Justice waa wide
nwako nnd kept n Btliet eye on ovory-
body, the result being that no efildoer es-
(•np'il punishment.
Otic day, however, she snid to Mercy:
"Sister, I nm weary, but 1 Cflnnotilcep,
Will jrou tie a soft bandage over my eyes,
so I can keep them cloyed? I want to
take a nap."
"I will," replied Mercy, "on condition
thnt von nrouilsQ to let it remain there
till I lake it off,"
"I promise," paid Justice.
Then Mercy tied lhe bandage over her
eyes, us requested, and Justice lay down
and went to sleep.
The next duy hlie awoke nn>l said;
"Slater, I have finished my nop* I
think I will tqkc off tbis bandage."
"Nay," snid Mercy. "Did you not
promise to let it stay until I took it off?"
"I did."
"Wi II. yon wait awhile."
Ami Justice Is still waiting.—Chicago
SfnlliiR A (-.rent  Truth.
"It WOUld he U Sol CBS," Ml id the old gen-
Aetnan, "to toll you never to bet or gamble, for tlte modern youth thinks ho cannot
see the world without doing a little of
both. Itut there Is one thing I would like
to have you remember,"
"What h that?" asked tbe boy, who
wns leaving home for the first time.
"It is tlie great truth thnt moro money
Is lost ou dead sure thinga than in nny
other way. Always give the sure thing
a wide berth—it's dangerous."—Chicago
The oldest bonnet was found upon nn
Egyptian mummy, thnt of n pnnccsH who
was hit erred about 2,000 years before
Pag cnro Oct.—None but those who have bo-*
?<iino fog-zed out know what» depressed, miser*
ihlo feeling it i.-*. A 1 FtrniiRtli ia gone, and
togpoadency has taken hold <>f the sufferers.
1 hey feel as thoush thero ts nothing to lire for,
rherei however, ft a cure-- One box of ranee*
tees Vegetable Fills will do wooden In restor*
tig health and strength. Mandrake and dan*
tellon aro two of the articles entering into tho
junipo-jiliuii of 1'urnioloo 8 Fills.
The nul-cruIking industry of St.
Louis gives employment to over fifteen hundred people. The nnt, crack-
•rs are driven by electricity, each nut
being fed individually into t-ha crusher. After tho shells are cracked the
nuts ore winnowed t>\ an air binsl
and tho meat Is picked from tha sholl
by band,
Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
A   I.riTnl   Wreck.
William A. Sutherland of Rochester
told tjii.-* story nt his own expense: When
he wns a candid.ite for attorney general
of New York, special attention was given
to getting a big voto In (he City of Flowers. Lnrgo placards were displayed reading:
Votfl f r
WII.I-IAM   A    Bl nilltl.AND
Attoim-y General.
During one  week  of the campaign a
theatrical   company   ployed   "A   Legal
Wreck" i'i Itoclu-sler,   In some way Mr.
Sutherland's  pos'crs  and tbo theatrical
posters got ko mii;ed up that one of them
1 cud:
Vols for
WIU.1AU a. st ilin.l.ANj,     ,    t
, 1. -a taga! Wreck."
DodKloMT  tlie Torture
Jones-Why haven't yoa been nround?
You've In en promising to call for more
than a year. Come, now, say when you
will come.
Johnson—Fnct is I'm so busy that I
en n't say v. lieu—
Jones—Nonsense! Ity the way, my
daughter is going to take piano lessons;
going to begin next week.
Johnaon*— I'll   call   tonight.
I.en rtietl   hy   In 1111 re
"Fortunnti ly I failed to win the prize,"
the historian Freeman once snid, referring to an Oxford essay on the Norman
coti'iucM. "Had I won it I should hnvo
flattered myself I knew nil about the sub*
jeet. As it was I went nn nnd learned
something about it." The "something" is
set torth on mie of the grent est monuments of English historical •.• 1. i-n-dmi.
W. N\  U. No. 850. ) MARYSVILLE
The Smelter City
Of East Kootenay
Marysville has a smelter building.
Marysville has two saw mills.
Marysville will be a payroll town.
Marysville is growing rapidly
If you would prosper buy property in Marysville NOW.
Offices, Marysvi'le and Cranbrook.
The Marysville Trfraune
SIMPSON    &    HUTCHISON.   Publishers.
J. HUTCHISON. Business AUnaglcr.
Invariably io Atlruoce:
One Year, |2 \ 00
Six Months. 1 'j 00
The Tribune is published in the SmeltW
City ol EaBt Kootenay. It gives the news lo
Marysville and the district aud is worth Tfflo
Dollars of any man's money.
— \
Ths Oldest Estab'islied Hardware Dealers in East Kootenay.
Crai.brook. B. C.
Gm>Q44>4>$4&S>*>®v® P&&&&QQ&1®®
Post Office Store
C. E. REID & CO.
Druggists &nd Chemists
We have Fine Perfumes,
Soaps and Etc. Toilet articles
and Sundries. Also a Large
Stock of stationery.
Marysville, B. C.
East Kootenay   -:-
-:-   Bottling Co
AERATED   WATERS   of  all   kinds.
Syrups,   Champagnes,   Ciders,   Ginger
Ales Etc.    Soda Water In siphons.   Tbe
most economical way to handle it.
Cranbrook, B. C.
White   Laundry
I have the only White Laundry  In
Marysville.      Give the White  Man a
chance  and don't  boost tbe Chinaman.
Chas. P. Campbell.
Goat Kootenay'a Loading Undertaker o-url
Licensed Embalmed CofflnB, Oat-feeis
Shrouds and all Funeral furnishing oon*
tantly on hand.
Telegraph and Mail Orders promptly at
tended too.   Open day aud night,
Poet OtHee Box 127 Crnnhrook nnd
Marysville, B. C.
(Veterinary Surgeon J
T am prepared to treat all diseases of any
kind nnd to perform any operations on
Horses nnd other domestic animals, Office
Paul Uandley's stable, Marysville, Ii. 0.
Wo tho undersigned AdumB & Lanaley wish
to notify our ciiMtnmers nnd the pnlillo tlmt
on nn.) aftor tin' 10th of .Innmiry ID02 Hint
the pnrtnorslp heretofore enisling between us
It dlsolverl by mutual consent Mr Adam.
wlilcnntlnUB the business nml assume <\w
liabilities nf tlii Bni'1 Adams & Lnngley. 1'or
Mr.Adutns we Bollr.ltu uontiminnco of tbe
gotierous patronuge accorded ub by our
numorous customi re.
L. M. Adiims.
,1  n. Longloy
AH kindH nf papers drawn ami Registered
Insurance nml Mines
TowoHlto office M«rj*sv)l!n.
Office at Cranbrook. also,
Subscribe For
The  Tribune
Winter Schedule Ef
feet on October
A New Feature
Tourist Sleeping Car
Crows Nest Section
Leaves Kootenay Landing
Last bound Tuesday and
Leaves Medicine Hat West-
bound Sunday and Wed
For Time tables and full informal;
Ion call on or address nearest
local agent.
A. O. If. \. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C. Cranbrook
}. S, CARTER, U. I>. A., Nelson, ll. C.
R. DOWNES, Prop,,
The Handsomest Dining
Room in Bast Kootenay
Good Table and every ao-
Amorican drinks 1 eading
brands of Liquors and Sohlitz
Famous Boer dispensed by
the popular bar tender, Ohas
Beale & Elwell,
Notaries,    Insurance,     and
General Agents,
Klmberly Townelte Ropreeentives
Marysville, H. C.
60   YEARS' *
Trade Marks
Copyrights Ac.
AnTnnti nor. At ii j; a ukr-trh nnd donoriptton mni
quickly iiflr-nrtfiin niir opinion frco Whether an
invi'iiiinii ih probablypuffitable, Comm-aiile-v
tlon'i itrl.:Uycvniii,|,Mit[iil. Ilntidbnokon I'Rlnnt*
Font rrea oiaut Rftenor for leearlit-tMtenu.
I*ntr*iiti> t;i!*on  tliniuvli  Munti A Co. recolr*
ip«w*no((M, without charge* luthe
Scientific American.
A hund-tornvMy lllo-strnted weaklr.   T*nrsut dr.
"-»'■"" »    t nny n luiiim-i Journal.   Titiuh. |3 a
roiir: ntiri itbs, |L Bold by-all tiewadMlon,
ASUNN & CcL»c,n'"*«»* New York
Branch Office, (St F 8t„ Wsibliwion, ttft
For Insurance, see "Hutch"
J. McBrlde was In town  on Tuesday.
Dr. Bell, V. S., was In town on Saturday. J
Miss Small went to Cranbrook last
Saturday, /
John McDonald visited Fort Steel on
Mr. Laurie went to Cranbrook ot
Chas. Eirly visited Cranbrook on
Insure your property aga'nst fire.
See Hutch.
John McDonald visited Klmberley on
Chas. Reld came np from Cranbrook
on Tuesday.
Marysville had a slight fall of snow
on Monday.
Mr. Woods of Cherry Creek was in
town this week.
Mrs. F. E. Simpson is visiting Marysville this week,
Mr. and Mrs. Hull visited tbe Sullivan
mine Thursday.
Insurance is not a luxury it is a necessity.   See Hutch.
Side L'ddlcotte went down to Cranbrook on Friday.
Norman Hill and Mrs. Hill are expected ou to-day's train.
Thomas Christian drove down to
Cranbrook on Saturday.
Harry Drew and Dr. Arehibalu visited Marysville on Friday.
Mrs. El well of Klmberley visited
friends in town on Friday.
James Flodley of Klmberley, visited
Maryaville on Monday.
Mrs. J. Hutchison of Cranbrook, was
in Marysville this week.
Ed. Elwell of Klmberley, visited
Marysville on Wednesday.
Clothe yourselves witb Insurance, It
is a protection.   See Hutch.
Chas. Early went lo Cranbrook on
Saturday and drove up on Sunday.
He v. Father Oulette of Cranbrook
was a Marysville visitor on luesday,
F. Pleper tbe well kaown paper-
hanger visited Mdiysvlile on Tuesday.
Miss Daisy Jacqiiish wbo has been
very ill during tbe last week Is recovering.
Mrs. Soper of the Nurth Star hotel of
Klmberley, visited Craubrook ou Tours-
Mr. and Mrs. D. Jojce of Klmberley
were Marysville visitors on Wednesday.
Mr. Dudley of Cranbrook paid his
family a short visit at Klmberley on
Mr. Williams wbo has been in Marysville for some days left for Spokane on
John Duncan returned from Rossland
on Saturday's train after a short visit
to friends there
C. E Reld & Co. has received a large
stock of stationery aud reading literature of all kinds.
Fred E. Haines of Marysville and Miss
Dudley of Klmberley, visited Cran-
orook on Sunday.
Samuel Fisher of Cranbrook visited
Marysville on Tuesday and is more man
pleased with the progress of tbe town.
Miss Soper wbo bas been visiting in
Klmberley and Marysville for the nasi
two we, ks returned to Moyie on Thursday.
O-orge Heart, of Morrlssey was it
town on Tuesday and was looking uvei
Marvelous Marysville witb a view ot
settling here.
McKlustry's teams started to draw
brick again for tbe smelter. Tbe n, w
kiln which they are drawing are oi
•coil quality.
Messrs. E'lett and Osborne cam,
down from Lake Bennett o. Tuesda.,
ifttr spending several week* trapping
aud prospecting.
Mr. Sllnn who his hail charge of    h
lining room of Bale & Small is  giving!
up the dining   room  and   H   going t
>pen up a barber shop.
Mr. Laurie Iq bu.y this week drawing
the logs off the side of Main Street,
which will add very much to the appearance of tbe street.
We are In recetpt of tbe "Twent' th
Centnry Outlook" edition of Tlie Slou>
City Tribune. It la handsomely lllustra •
ed and is a credit to tbe publishers c
* bat we on Id :r one of tbe bert papers
lo the weBt.
Crasslck & Demnsey contractors, of
Port Steele, who bave been engaged
during the construction of the Central
hotel here returned to Fort Steel on
Thursday. There many friends wish
them success and a quick return.
British Columbia News,
A strike of 4 foot of clean carbonate
ore is repotted in the Paradise mine.
On Perry Creek, the Thompson outfit
is steadily at work drifting in deep
gravel. Tbe last weekly clean-up
averaged $15.00 a day to the man.
The management of the Iowa mine
on Tracey Creek have let a contract for
the driving of 100 feet of tunnel. Tbe
ore In tbe Iowa is galena, carrying copper and gold. Tbe paystreak Is two feet
wide of clean ore In a ledge six feet
Two cars of ore shipped from the
Wondeiful in December netted 82 500.
The Arlington Co. purchased the
Amos Fraction from R Bradshaw and
James Orr. The claims adj >in tbe Arlington.
The Rambler-Cariboo is paying eight
cents a share a month, which, it la
thought, may be doubled when the concentrator is in operation.
The Ivanhoe mine is working steadily
and turning out a large amount of ore.
It is tbe intention of the management
to keep up tbe development work during tbe winter.
Mr. Pooly has been elected speaker of
tbe British Columbia Legislature.
Moyie   News.
From the Movie Leader-
Mr. and   Mrs. Ed   Hill went down to
Cranbrook this week.
L. A, Rickets retnrned from Kalso
Wednesday. Mr. Rickets intends mov*
his family here in the spring.
J. A. Harvey was here yesterday to
look after his interests and to attend
the annual meeting of the waterworks
Messrs. Ross Tate and J. E. Ardell,
representing W. F. Tate'e jewelry em*
poiium of Cranbrook, were in Moyie
Messrs- Hawke, Brenton and NIeder.
atadt made a record for themselves one
day this week when they loaded 142
tons of Ice on cars In nine hours.
Good Common Sense,
Canterbury Outcrop t Tbe question of
patronlziog home merchants Instead of
sending money away is a live matter,
not only locally but provlncially, and in
fact is a burning question throughout
tbe whole Djmiuion. It seems to be a
sort of mania with many people in
this country we send to tbe coast to
get goods cheaper; at the coast they
send to the east; in the east tbey send
to tbe cities; in the cities they send to
old world; and so It goes.
Tben in return the people of each
place wonder why it is tbat money is so
scarce.   How could it be otherwise)
Fort Steele News.
From tlie Prospector—
It is impossible to give accurate est!
mates of tbe amount of gold taken from
Wild Horse creek last year ; probably
an increase of 25 per cent, over 1000
would not be far out of tiie way.
Indian Agent Galbraith returned from
West Kootenay on Wedesday where he
was looking after the Indians In that
section. He succeeded In checking and
stamping out tbe smallpox amongst the
band and *>hen he left all tbe Indians
were free from tbe disease He vacin-
ated anout 112 IaUlans.
Mr. Caldwell is now at the Old Abe
mine. It is reported tbat this property
will be worked early iu the spring.
Don McKay will soon commence work
on his Tracy creek property.
The new placer mining company who
are now en^ai;ed iu exploiting the deep
diggings on \V.id Hotse creek, are now
washing the gravel as it comes from tbe
tunnel, which is now over 80 feet. The
gravel prospects welt In gold, in panning, coarse gold ha3 bcea taken from
the pan, several pieces taiten from one
to two dalbrs havtt been found. Tbe
o!ue gravel through which the tuouel is
oeing run contains good pay, and ind!
citions are that as soon as the be.lrock
in the eld channel is reached large
quantities uf yellow metal will be fcuncJ
The Golden Ficece and Stanley claims
are to be Crown granted.
Mrs. D R. Mather who has been III
for some time is now recovering rapidly.
T. C. Aim.trong has secured another
contract for 000 feet of air pipe for the
E*tella mine.
William Blatchford.'a rancher, wbo
for many years has been a resident of
tbis district, died on Friday night, of
acute gastrlcs, (Inflimation of the stom
ach) Inducing heart failure. The deceased was 57 years of age, and was
Dorn at Plymouth, England, coming
to Canada at ao early age.
Fernie News.
From the Free Press-
Mrs. W. W. Doble had to cut her visit
in Fernie short on   account of a severe
attack of bronchitis, and bas since been
m   the    Cranbrook    hospital.
The engineering staff of the C. P. R.
has been working in the yard here laying out the ground for extensive
changes and locating the site for tbe
,ew depot.
W. W. Tutile returned Tuesday night
from a visit to bis 'relatives In the
Bitter R iot Valley, Montana. He was
accompanied by bis uelce, Miss Maud
Johnson, who will remain for some
Hns   Working   hy   the   Mile.
Here is one lhat a youug man wbo
mows a good story when he hears it
beard one railroad man tell another in
a depot on the line the other day :
"We picked up a new Irishman some*
-•here up the country ant] set him to
Miik limit in' ou a construction train al
•hree cents a mile for wages. One day
when liim Hit* me was on the train she
-got away ou one o' them mountain
grades and tbe fust thing we knovved
.he was flyin' down the track ut about
ilnety miles an hour, with notniii' in
*ight but the ditch and lite happy huntin'
grounds when we came to Ibe end I
wlsted 'em down as hard as I could all
■ long the tops nnd then of a sudden 1
■lee Mikecrawliu' along towards the end
of one of the cars on all tours, with bis
face the color of milk. I thought he wus
getlln' re .dy lo jump an' I see his finish
if he did.
" 'Mike,' I says, 'for God's sake don't
"He clumps his fingers on the runnin'
board to give him a chance to turd round
and, lookin' at me contemptuous, nits
" 'Jump, is it? Do yezthink I'd be
father jumpin'an mc matin' money ns
fast as I am ?' "
Groceries Good and Cheap.
We also carry a Large Stock
of Underwear, Gloves, Rubbers
and Mackinaws.
For Everything
you want in
Gent's Furnishings, go to
Marysville, B. C
Good    Work.     Good    Material
and the Price.
Marysville, B   C,
Barrlstr, Solicitor, Etc.
Cianbrook and Maryavlll, B. C.
Marysville Liverj
PAUL HANDLE**,  Proprietor.
Teams and Drivers, Pack
Horses and Saddle Morses furnished for any point in the district.
Marysville and Klmberly
DOUGLAS   LAY,   A   R, S. M.
Licensed Provincial Assayer
Late analytical chemist and contro'
assayer to the Nortb Mine company,
Every Description of Mineral Analysis.
Prompt Attention to  Sumplcs  by Mall
and I xpress.
Office ond Laboratory.
Kootenay St. Nelson, B. c.
Clothes Washed at the Low
est Prices and Good
Work Guaranteed.
Feed, Sale and Livery Stable-
Pack Horses Furnished at any
Will take Contracts for any kind
of teaming.
Marysville       -      - -      B, C,
Bale & Small, Props.
Tie Pioneer Hotel of tie St. Marys Yalley
Will be in charge of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Slinn after Dec. 16th whr
will do everything possible to please tha gussts. \
The   Royal Hotel
This hotel is now open and ready for guests)
H. D. McMillen, formerly with the Cranbrook Hotel, is j
the proprietor, and he proposes to have
If you wish to prosper
Don't forget to patronize the merchants of the district.
PELTIER,   Of  Cranbrook,!
Is the nearest v\ holt-sale dea'erin
Liquors, Hay and Oats,
Pieper & Currie,
Dealers in Paints, Oils,
Gjass and Wall Paper.
P ain ters, Paper Hangers and Decorators,
Marysville and Cranbrook.   *
Wholersale and Retail
Fresh and Cured Meats,   Fresh
Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply the best.   Your trade Is solicited.   We bare markets In all tbe principal towns of Brltl.h Columbia.
Send to—
REID & CO, Cranbrook,
For overalls, boots and sh' es, rubbers,
underwear, hats, caps, and everything
a man wears
***9-***99*9***99**¥**-***9 **«^*f*r*r*j^»»#r#-*w#*)-*»*rrr#»
East Kootenay Hotel
When jou nre bungry  and want a good
meal.   Go to the East Kootenay.
When yon nre tired and want a rest.  Go to
the Goat Kootenay.
When yon nre thlrat; and want a drink.   Go
to the "..est Kootenay.
In fact whon yon urn in Cranbrook.   Stop a
the Eaat Kootenav.
Watchmaker and Jeweler.
Official Watch Inspector for the C. P. K.
Cranbrook, B. C.
Notice Is hereby given tbat 111 per*
ion» cutting Grren or Dry wood on tha
toirnslte will be* prosecuted unless they
can produce a permit from the Townslte
agents.   Permits may be obtained by
pplylng at tbe townslte ofllce and pay*
Ine SO centa • cord io adrance. By
The Marysville Townslte and Development Compa ny.
Simpson & Hutchison,
Sole Agent*


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