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MARYSVILLE,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   MAY, 31, 1902.
$2.00   PER   YEAH
Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Geo. A, Cox, President. B E. Walker, Oen. Mjin'gr.
Paid up capital, $8,000,000.    Rest, $2,000,000    Total resources, $05,000,000.
A general banking business transacted.  Deposits received.
London. "England" Office 60 Lombard Street.
Cranbrook Branch    hubert haines, Mg-.
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load < f Carriages just to hand, also a good stock of
Harness. A full line of General Hardware always in
Stock.   Plumbing  and  Tinsmithing  in  connection .
Remeirber the
Address.....
G. H. MINER,
^^^^^^^^^H Pioneer Hardware Merchant,
ORANBROOK.
Opine Announcemen
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Having taken over the business
of Frank McCabe I hereby solicit
your trade, and will be pleased to
satisfy your wants. We have a
fine line of Groceries, Confectionery and Hardware.
ALBERT MELLOR.
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The   Royal  Hotel
MARYSVILLE, B. C.
This hotel is now open and ready for guests.
II. D. McMillen, formerly with the Cranhrook   Hotel, is
the proprietor, and he proposes to have
A  FIRST CLASS  HOUSE
THE   TWO   KOOTENAVS.
Mistakes that have been Made.    Things
Look better Now.
The Kootenay district, East aud
West, comprises an area of overl5,ooo,-
ooo acres, extending north and south
from tbe international boundary to the
Big Bend oi the Columbia. It Is divided by the Parcel) range ut the SslUerks
into East and West Kootenay, aud al
moat the whole district is draiuei by
by the Columbia river, which flows
north through East Kootenay and south
through West Kootenay. Throughout
the whole of Lhe KooLenays mluerai is
found and la great variety.
The Kooteuays first came into ptc-
inlnaoce an mineral sections in the
earlj #y's. A lew of the old miners
from OarlboA, California, Colorado and
other well known mining regions wondered Into the Kootenays lu search of
•gold. But the formation was new to
them. Some of tho more practical of
Lhe little band flung aside precedent
and boldly, proclaimed the mineral
wealth of the new territory. Experts,
whose beads were tilled with California
precedents, were called In aud averted
thut the ore was too base and low grarie
to pay for treatment, and tnat the formation was so broKeu that it would be
impossible to follow any ore body from
the cropplngs to any considerable
dept. ilow mistaken these gentlemen
were has since beenfully demonstrated,
lt has been proven over and over again
that the ore bodies increase as depth Is
attained, and that values Improve;
As already stated, the peculiar formations met with in tins district were
a puzzle to experts who undertook to
report on the rich discoveries. Minerals
ore fouud in almost every combination,
A wholesome sign of tbe times Is the
anxiety being displayed by railway
companies to get into newly opened
districts. The big corporations realize
the immense trade to be captured, and
seem determined to got as big a'ailce of
It as possible. The Crow's Njsst. Pass.
line has opened up an Imtn-euse country;
Then the cich Boundary district Is
contributing va-Hly Lowards the wcakh'
of the Kootenays. aud so la the Un dew u
district, "  :■ ">
Heretofore the treatment of the ores
waa a difficult problem, but ttfla has
been overcome to* a great extent. With
a greatly improved railway servfiie,
butter roada and trails, moiltrn tiiatuiti-
ervi and reduced smelter cnatges'the
output'bf tile mines can now big. economically and profiiabLy'treated^ and it
is only 3 matter cf time till so.ne still
cheaper mode of treatment  Is devised.
The   Mineral   of   ihe   Province.
For dp.7ersity of mineral resource.*
British Columbia leads the world.
On Vancouver Island ard In the
Crow's Neat Pus? are vast coal fields,
perhaps the largest In Canada produc-
log nbout S,000,bOO tons in 1901.
The Oailboo, Ominica. Vancouver Island, Atlin and Eist Koolenay districts
produced something like $l,S00tQpb dur
Ing the same year in placer gold. The
Piovtnce produced about 84,000,000 Iu
Lode gold and about S3 Sjo.ooo of
sliver mo-it of tba Utter extracted from
silver-lead oies.
Of lead the Province produced during
the same period some fr),000,000 worth
and of copper.
Besides the mineral above mentioned
there bave been produced some Iron,
Pmtlnum and Plumbago to say nothing
of stone, lime and cement.
Patronize Home   Stores.
'J here is a strike on in the printing
department of the T. Elton company's
departmental store, Toronto, and not
only have the members of "Old 91"
gone out on striae, but the pressman,
p-ressfedcrs and book folders have aa
well, and there are others of the employees that may follow suit. We presume it is fairly well understood that
the average wage lu this departmental
store to-day is very small—a mere pittance. Think of asking a mau with a
family to provide for and house rent to
pay, etc., to work for -&10 a week, and
nine hours a-day at tbat, with high
rents and the price of necessaries of
life advanced from U to Bo per cent.
higher than they have ever been | It is
a burning shame-—we were going to say
a monstrous crimei* There is DO doubt
but that this departmental store aud
its factories attempts to .net the standard of wages, and thus the sklnnlng-
prooess Is resorted to. Put a man lu
the Central Prison for six months if he
steals some scrap Irom from the Grand
Trunk railway, but ltoni/e and Idollzo
him if he has the ability to akin his fel
lowmen out of a thousand dollars In
hard-earned wages.
Let us appeal to our constituents. Instead of buying through the mall order
system of the Elton company patronize the merchant! In your own vicinity
und keep tbe cash in your own neigh
borhood. They can £ive you as good
bargains, aud much better for that
matter, thau you can obtain in this
store. And many so-called "bargains''
are not bargains at all. Tb': most gullible animal in the world is man, and
there Is no gnilliblllly equal to that involved in thehurgaiu hunting humbug
Tben quit the exhibition of your gulla-
blllty aud patrofllze your "home stores."
—Lardeau Eagle.
ID! ST!
Explosion in the Coal  Mine Kills
About 150 Miners.   Money
Neecied for   Widows
and. Orphans.
Hirst   Account   of   the   Disaster.
From Cianbrook Herald.
L'eniie, Mny 2.|.—One of the most disastrous mining accideixtf in lhe history
of British Columbia occurred here
shortly uftur 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening iu the No. 2 mine of the Crows Nest
Pass Coal company's colliery oa Coal
creek. The explosion is said to have extended from the No. 2 ifltne to the No.
3, aud the loss was ver> heavy. At
the time thut the exploshta occurred the
night shift had been at work hut a short
time and ther^e were said to hnve heeu
something less than 250 miners working
in the two aUtrmts. When the extent
of the expiusicnf because known the
work of rescue was 'at omc-r stalled and
at.sislance from every Mailable quartet
wus rushed Lo the scene.
Within ii few minu'es af'.ir thi; explosion took place 10bodiesyVi&e ink u out.
They were fouud a Aiori flfatance from
the point where the tunr.cl.i from the
No. 2 and No j niinej connect. This it
lu the opinion of men who are fum:l.ur
with the workings in the No. 2 miues, a
bad omen, as the gas is sine to be much
worse in the inner ■jhatuh-jrt; of the No.
2, aud it is in this portion of the mine
thnt ihe greater number of the men who
composed the night shift were working.
,ll ia/eared that tbere aro from 150 to 175
meu Imprisoned iu these two districts
with their c-eape ciifcoff by the deadly
gases in the. tunuel, even il they have
not ;dreiidy succumbed.
. Despite the awful riatt^ft of tHe calamity perfect order prevails :u.d almost
c.veiy;ahle bodied man In Fernie is now
pn tlie ground aiding to the extent ol
their ability iu ihe work of rescue. In
the town uf Perqic, which is about five
mtli^s u*om the mined, a terrible gloom
hus.i--.el.tled over the people
A'fnoMg tlijso who are uot familiar
with the mine in which \h>* disaster oc**
curred theie is a tendency to the belief
that most of the victims of the accident
will be found to be furtd^uers. This is
far from being the case. The^No. 2 mine
in which the explosion occurred, although khOWn to be dangerous, waa one
of the inov. coveted bv KngHsb speaking
miners who were prepared to take
chances :"ur the reasui: that it afforded
the opportunity to make the largest pay
The most dangerous of I he company's
workings wus the No. 1 mme, which is
immediately actosa the gulch from the
No. 2. This is know: locally as the
dangerous workings for the reason that
certain restrictions wen- placed upou tht:
company in working theni- which were
not made to apply to the other mines,
and it 'was iu this mine that tbe bulk uf
the foreigners were aL work. They are
all absolutely safe, tht company's immense tipple being the only connection
between them and the mines in which
the explosion took place.
The No 3 and No. 3 mines have common nddit, but some ...vi yards in their
workings brunch out aim '-.t at right angles. The workings art; JI on the level
and those uf No. z extend into the hill
close upon a mile. Thi*. mine, it is said,
haa been making gas more rapidly as
the work has been advanced Iuto the
hill, aud for the last three-quarters of
the distance the mine:, have -been restricted to the use of safety lamps, while
thj men in the No. 3 luiuei opening off
from it, have been permitted to use open
lamps. The mines were ventilated, Irom
a common fan, and this having been
rendered Inoperative aud the uddits
choked up, therfrwere Ua hopes held out
for the impiisoucd men.
The   first   Intimation ol  the disaster
which thoirfon the outside received wus
the rush of cpsl dust aud  tire to the
height of over 1000 feci   ibova the fan,
Word was immediately ^ut to ferule,
five mite*  from   the  ixiine, and inside ol
t2 minuses from thr. ttme the accident
occurred relief parlies v.. re ut work.    R,
DriuiiaUi  one of the mine supciiuteu- j
dtuts, Dr, iionnell,   thr   mine physician, '
cud True  Wflstherbyj     ■■'-.' the first to
enter th j niiuc.    Wheu   ibout 500 feet
into   the   workings   Dn; :uiu was overcome by afterdamp, and    ad it uot been
for ins two companions  would have perished.    Ou  being rerui.-vd to the outer
air he recovered, and  gave instructions
to the rescuing party to repair the overcasts.    The overcasts arc 1 lie pipes which
convey the air  throuyi   the mine.    As
I tbey had  been  almost     ifupletely destroyed   it  was tmpdSSlb b to enter uwlug
to the afterdamp which -,, evaded.    Volunteers  were called   fur  aud  a score of
brave-men sprang to [he  woik, and for
[ nearly six hours this policy wns pursued
(with  tireless energy,    l-iveiy few min-
1 uies  the   men  Would collapse and were
1 borne to  ihe  outer alf and their  place)
were rjuickly filled by new volunteers.
The  first body recovered  waa taken
; from No. 3 mine,  about  ii o'clock, and
waa that of Will Rbbcrisoit, aladul j.j
years. Several hours elapsed and then
three more bodies were recovered■ None
of the victims gave the slightest sign ot
lile, und were removed to the wash
house. At 4 B.m, tbo relief parties bad
penetrated bo far the gas became unbearable, and operations had to he suspended lor an hour or two in order to
let the mins clear of afterdamp.
Thd rescuing parties are working four
hour shifts, and the company is doing
all in its power to assist iu the work.
Geueral Superintendent S.ockelt and
Superintendent Drfnnau have been on
the scene ever since the accident, ftnd
are doing all iu their power for the comfort of thu men working,
The to-vu is honor stricken and heart
rending scenes meet the eye on every
side. A. 11 day the trains to the mine
have been crowd*, d with anxious friends
and relatives of the Imp:Isoned men hurrying to the scene of the disaster. A
meeting of the board of trade has been
called for tonight to orgauiie a relief
fund for the sufferers,
The cause of the accident is unknown
but the f.piniou of many of tbe miners h
that is was the result, of a heavy shot
irom oue of the machine holes.
Burying   the   Dead.
Ferule, May 24 —This was a day of
"funerals iu Fernie and oue which will be
long remembered. The arrangements
were wrell systematized. As the bodies
of the victims were taken from the mines
they were made presentable in the company's wash house, and as each shift of
the rescuers were relieved, the bodies.
were loaded on the train and brought iu
to Fernie. At the depot in many instances the bereaved wcro waiting to
claim their dead, and in such instances
the bodies were taken tu the homes.
But iu the majority of cases the relatives had no knowledge that thcijodies
were ou the train, which made round
trips every four hours, aud the bodies
were taken to lhe church of Hngland,
which ua*i used as a general morgue, and
ii number were afterwards taken from
the morgue by relatives, but such as remained Unclaimed by 6 o'clock io the
evening were accorded a public funeral
hy the committee of the Fernie board of
trade, und by arrangement all places of
business were closed and tlie people of
the town fell iu line behind Ihe string
of wagons carrying the bodies of the
victims and followed them to the grave.
There were 17 of the public funerals and
iu one Instance there were 14 colli us in
the procession, All told there were 35
funerals during the day and a lung line
61 graves marks the increase in Ferule's
city of the dead, au Increase which unfortunately will be quadrupled before all
the victims of the disaster are laid ut
rest.
Fired   Out   Constable   Stevens.
Fertile, "day 26.—-Au iiicidi'ut occurred
last evening that has caused considerable comment and 110 end of Joy on the
part of the peonle. It seems Lhat the
miners heard that Constable Stevens, a
man wdio had heeu given his job by Constable Barnes, had made a remark to the
effect that he was sorry that there had
not beeu 20a more men at work when
the expjosiou occurred. Naturally, at
such a time when every heart was wrung
with sorrow and nerves were at a high
tension, such a brutal comment would
arouse the ire of any mau, if he IihiI a
spark oi manhood in him. The men
talked over the matter and finally concluded to take action. Cool counsel pre
vailed aud it waa the desire of the men
to compel Stevens to clear the town.
They called at the jail   ami  were met by
Constable Barnes,, who begun to expostulate, but the men were uot in a mood
for that aud told him lo produce Stevens, or he would have to go. Btevens
was produced and the men, about 500
. troug, formed Into two lines and tiie In
suiter o( the dead was forced between
the two rows. The man was told to
take ull his uniform and star before he
itarted anil then DO lime, was lost in
forcing him to-theruilro.td track and out
of town .0 the east. The men were exceedingly temperate. In moat casts the
constable would have gotten n dose of
tar and feathers.
Wundt'rf-al   Porte   ni   Explosion.
The force of the explosion was so
great that tin .dr aud coal dUB , *■■ i.h
rocks and chunks of coal were forced
back through the fan house, carrying
away the roof of the building, and it bus
not been seen slpco. A column of dust
nnd rocks arose nearly 1000 feet high,
and then spread out find dropped, covering that side of the mountain wish the
debris. So strong was the form! lhat
from one ol the old tunnels large timbers were torn loose and  blown  out  uf
the mouth through., the bath house.
And it is said that in some c.i*es the
clothing was torn from the bodies of unfortunate victims and even buttons ripped off.
Scarcity   of   Coffins.
When it became known that such a
large number of men had been lost in
Lhe explosion, the question of burial confronted those interested! aud the company begun to telegranb to Cranbrook
and Nelson. A large number of caskets
were secured at Nelson and Undertaker
Campbell had 25 ou baud that he could
let go, and a carload at Morrlssey on the
way here from the east He acted with
promptness aud arranged with the railroad Hiithorittes to turn that enr back
and give it over to the coal company,
making 75 iu all that lie furnished.
Graves   In   Demand.
The little cemetery in Fernie was uot
in shape to receive such u sudden ami
large addition caused by the disaster.
More 'ground was cleared ofl and men
set tu work digging graves in lung rows
lo receive the dead as fast as the bodies
were recovered, identified anil made
ready for burial. Owing to the changes
taking place every day. and the fact that
many of the men were so badly mutilated by '.he force of the explosion, there
will necessarily be a great numbei of the
victims who will be buried in nameless
graves.
A   Cranbrouk   Boy's   Escape,
Bruce Stewart, a former em (lojeof the
Cosompolitan hotel, and the victim of
small pox last year, was employed iu
the fatal shift, but fortunately was called
out to the mouth of the tunnel a few
moments before the explosion for it-pairs
for the motor in his charge. As a con-
sequence he escaped all injury.
Funerals   All   the   Trine.
Undertaker Campbell returned Tuesday night from Fernie. Hk said that
funerals were being held every hour aud
lhat in many cases the remains were in
such condition that the collins were not
allowed to be opened. Women and
children were following the dead
through the streets crying and moaning
andtthe whole   town   was in mourning
Quiet   in   Fernie   Yesterday.
Government Agent Armstrong arrived
In Cranbrook on lhe delayed passenger
Weduesday morning. lie had gone
there on a special ir.aju^dond.iy when
he heard the rumors uf a possible 1 ml.
Speaking of the conditions be said that
everything was quiet there, aud that the
men had made uo demonstration whatever since chasing Constable Stevens out
of town, but had been quiet and orderly,
Nothing had been done with Constable
Henderson, but he had heard threats
and lost no time in getting out of town
also. Constable IJarnes had heard
threats, but had uo' left or surrendered
his f-Ur as it had beeu reported. The
bodies that are now being taken out are
badly mutilated and many so disligured
that Identification is impossible. There
is uo truth ia the report that a number
of specials had been sworn in, as Mr.
Armstrong did not deem it necessary.
Mr, Bullock-Webs ter, chief of the police
for the Kootenays, visited Fernie Tuesday, returning to Hlko that night, Mr.
Robertson, provincial mineralogist, at-
rived lu Fernie Monday iu company
with William Blakemore, ami the two
madeauuflici.il visit to the mine. Mr.
Blakemore, the next day, gave out.a
report to the effect that iu all probabll
ity the bodies would all be recovered
this week.
Mr. Armstrong said that considerable
feeling was exhibited against A. Dick,
inspector of mines, owing to the fact
that be had anly two days before signed
a certificate lo the effect that the miues
were all right.
Cause   01   Explosion,
Fernie, M.iy 26 —Opinions as tu the
cause of the explosion differ widely bat
one that is generally offered by the uiiu-
rs themselves Is  that  it was caused by
the drilling  machine hole, close to the
rib."    Wheu   this  Is done   the black
powder has not sufficient chance to expand and not Infrequently  catches fire
Il is said that experiences  of the  kind
have been had before and that difficulty
was experienced In getting the fire out.
Former   Cranbrook    Boy   Killed.
Si J Marsh, a young mau who drove a
team iu Cranbrook aud waa favorable
know 11 here, was atttODg the victims.
He lelt here and worked foi about three
years in the St. Kugene at Moyie and
was a inemliLi of lhe Moyie union.
Company  Will   Help.
Toronto, May a6. The Crows Nest
Pa*s Coal company's directors have authorized the statement that the company
will pay all funeral cxpense-i, relieve
gainst immediate want aud suffering
■ul provide permanently against destitution. Very little damage has j I Q
done to tbe mines and when Uuj work of
1 uc Is completed operations can be
immediately recommenced upon the old
BCalej so that the miners may resume
1 beli occupations at an caily date.
Subscriptions lor the Sufferers.
Sa'osci lpiloi:s for the Widows and
Orphans of the miner's killed in the
recent disaster at Fei uie will ae received hy the Tribune and forwarded to
the  Penile  branch  of  the Canadian
Bank of Commerce'
CRAJjBRQOK'.S CELgBI-JATION
Victoria Day   &v&jc£e'ss.    A   List  ai
.   Winners.
CracbfotM '.celebrated Vic tot! a day
ami It was a *,*rfv. success, Trie fnl-
lowing Is iii* pVlfce lis. -ua wiunerd \
Horse   Races.
hoys' Pony B-ice-Half mils heats, two in
threei Weary Willlo, otvned hy Dr, Bawyer
won; Jack. J. w\ Itob.nson. seoond,
Hotel keepers' Bttk-i -Three-quarter mile
dash; Christmas out uffned by T. J. Wcliiiiau,
won; Haus, Dr. Sawyer, s 1.0ml; .left, J. \Y.
lioblnson. third.
Gentlemen's Kaduie Horse—Hall mile dashj
.led, owned by J. w. Uothisou, aoQj Happy
Jo-atf, Isuae, seroutl.
I nd la u Horsa Bace Half mile heats, two in
three; Uappy Jack, owned by Isaac, «( u; .Jimmy, Andrew, see i; Kuan, Isadora, third.
Squaw Itace Half mile dash Mrs. Man Not
Afraid ur Wtnntuit won; Mrs, Mau Heap Btay
Uelihid second,
Athletic  Events.
IMrai Kvent -lOOyard dsih; P, i- smith won,
ll. Jamison second.
ieoond liveut—Pole vault] Geo, Leltoli won,
A. .lariline second.
third Kvimu Thirty yard potato race; P. h.
Smith won, Fred Kyckman second.
Fourth Bveut—Itunnlng broad Jump; Geo,
LeUcIl, 16 feet I inches, \u'i; A. JardtOS, :.rj feet
1 inch, second.
Fifth I'.v.iiii--Quarter mho dash; H. lialues
won, P. I- Smith second, -
Sixth Kvent—hoys race, .seventy-five yards;
Harold Johnson won, Elmo Henderson second-
Joe Gilpin third. •
seventh live nt—CM yard obstacle race) II.
Ih.hies won, P. 1.. BnilUi seoond,
i.ijrltt u Utent- Onu mile retry race; H Haines,
\Y. Wlnsby, G, Leltch. T. stark, wtnnttm team;
A. Jardine, P. L. Smith, ll. Kerrigan, W, Wilson, second.
Math Kvent 21 pound shot put; M. McDUr-
iiiid,;u re-i '•, Inches, tou; 3, W. flobiuaon,
2S feet 'J laches, second.
1. nih Kvent [tunning high Jump; B, F, Mor-
leywon. ll. llaluaB seoond.
Tug of War, Cranbrook V4< bsasb as Slater's
.Mill ['Cam, won by mill inell.    •
U   Looks   Like   Peace.
-/rhe^Vw'dc1att;*fl'"Press has every reason to". t)ftl*e*sc .that peace In Soutb
.-Uricli .:•? '[SHctlottlly 'secured. How
:-yr-n Jt will ae announced, depends ap-
jdn^t £y Jfrf-iKftfpon ihe cci.veuteoce of
the Hoer leaders than upon the Inclination' of'tSfii'.lii lilsn government. The
private itd''c01*7i3i advices received tc-
nlpnuin Loudon'from South Africa all
polut to the same cqncluslou. The du-
lay la technical and the end of the lone;
war seems to be the leslrs of both British and Boer leaders. The latter,
bowev-er, -.ave,, unable to convlace all
tbjtlt followers of the wisdom of ac-
jrtjlMCiqg 10 trie lerui.i of peace. lufor-
-uVatlon asYo'whit. transpired at to-day's
meeting cf the cabinet Is closely guarded, hut It is uot likely that the cabinet
transactions were of vital Importance.
The surmlsc.of well Informed ^eison*
in'acerihVfOftiff total OT the deliberation j
of LiiC caoluet ministers at a decision
regarding points cf the peace agreement aa of entirely minor Importance.
Another surmise Is lhat the cabinet iu-
merely sent a rather mock u.llmatuu
to South Africa, which cau he us-id by
the Boer leaders ln explanation to their
forces. Both these surmises probably
contain an element ol trutn, but neither
can iu any way r.ffect the widespread
belief iu the best informed that the end
of the war has coma, In fact, thosv
persons who are b'ist acquainted with
the actual d-uall* of the preseut negotiations only qjalify this optimistic expression of opinion hy giiurdeti reservations concerning the extent cf per
soual control of the Baet leaders orei
their commands. Were tho the Boerr
a thoroughly disciplined force, dependent upou tke action of their geneia^
Officers j peace would probably be pro
claimed at once, bnt Hotha, DeWet and
other generals stem themselves positively unable to guarantee to agree ta
which their example will be followed.—
Winnipeg Free Press,
Must   Be   Recorded   When  Done.
Iii the Gazette of last week notice ia
giveu that the r.elulcuant-tjjvemor Ij
Council has QUdfl the following ordtr-
relating to Sec. 143 of the Mineral A .'.
That paragraph two uf Sec. 5 of tie
Mineral Act Amendment Act. 180$, be
so Interpreted that should any 1 re
miner preform assessment woik on his
claim during any one year to the va;Ue
of one hundred dollars or more in rx~
ccf-s of the amount required to bi don-s
in any one year by the Mineral Ar-, thr
right thereby given s.ich free inlaer Of
recording a ceitirlcate of ihe woil: '1 .• •
t;i the value of each one hundred dollsta
so as to cover bin assessment work f r
an additional year in respect of e*cH
oue hundred dollars ln excess, shall l»a
exercisable ouly at the lime of rtc >d
of the certificate of work in respect of
the amount ropilred to hold the cUliti
during tbfl year In which inch execro
shall he pel formed. This ordsr (Somi
Into force on June Ul.
Too   Much   Zinc.
Sandon Paystreatt: The man wh .
cau discover a process for leptfr&ttng
sine Ii im lead without losing either c\:,
make himself richer than KochM* 11 r
and can mahe the Slocan more p: 1 pi : ■
out thau Virginia City In Its palmttat
days. Tbis camp bas more zinc than
lead, nut the /tue Is all wasted to lavd
the lead and silver. There arc hundreds of thousands of tons of zlr.c 01c
ihroivti over the dump or lying untouch •
ed lu the slopes, which will not p<*y
fruight and treatment because tbe
ore carries tou much lead. A ZlnC
smelter lo Kaslo might relieve the si u-
atlon, but tint smelting Is a ver\ dlflfc
uit, expenslre 1 id complicated protest)
I In which capital would not read 11 j     <r
" harlr
^JL e-:S':*«a»€»:e"0i.o;"-9;;**",^*»i;«'*'B''S
?Tfce ENCHANTED!
I WHISTLE |
» By Alexandre Dumas   »
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There wos a rich and powerful king
who hnd n daughter remarkable for her
beauty. When this princess arrived at
an age to be married, he caused u piue-
himntion to be made by sound of a trumpet ond by placards ou all the "alls of
his kingdom to the effect that all those
who hnd any pretension to her hand
were to assemble in a widespread meadow.
Her would he suitors being in this way
gathered together, the princess would
throw into thu nir a golden apple, and
whoever succeeded in catching it would
then have i<> resolve three problems, after doing which he might marry the
princess und. lhe king having uo sun, inherit the kitlgdum.
Oo the day nppohited the meeting took
place. The princess threw thu golden ripple Into the nir. ami it fell Into the hands
uf a young shepherd, who wns lhe hand-
Ki.uu'st hut at  the same time the puniest
of nil the competitors,
The first problem given him to solve,
eertninly us d.flleult as a problem in
mathematics, was this:
Tiie king ! ud caused 1"° 'tares t" l»*
shut up in a ntnhle. Ho who should succeed in leading (hem out to feed upon
the meadow wllt-ru the meeting was I"'-
i:ig   held   tlie   UuXl   limrniiig  mid  COUltllCt
them all bock t» tho stable Uu- uoxt
evening would bave rusolved the lirst
problem.
The shepherd Immediately took his
way to the forest to meditate there on
Ihe menus of accomplishing the tusk set
him,
With down hint itead he slowly trav-
-arsm) a norrow path running busldn a
bi*ook, when lie enmo upou a little old
WOtnatl wiih snow white huir, hut sparkling eyes, who luqulled the cause of his
Badness,
The young slifplierd's heart was so
heavy lhat he needed no entreaty tit tell
her his story.
Sho took from her pocket an Ivory
whistle nnd gave It to him. This wliisl.e
was just like other whistles in appearance, so the shepherd, thinking that it
needed to he blown In a particular way,
turned to ask the little old woman hmv
this wns, but she hail disappeared. Full
of confidence, however, in what he regarded ns a good genius, he went next
day to the palace and said to the king:
"I accept, sir, nnd hnve come iu search
of thu hares to lead them to thu mend-
ow."
On hearing this the kin.-, rose uud said
to his minister of the interior:
"Have all the hares turned out of tho
Stable."
The young man placed himself on the
threshold of the door to count them, hut
the lirst was already far away when the
last was set at liberty, so mueh so that
when he reached the meadow he had not
a single hare with him.
Ho sat himself down pensively, not
daring to believe in the virtue of hia
whistle. However, ho hnd no oilier resource, nnd, placing the whistle to Ids
lips, he blew into it with nil liis might.
Immediatelyi to his great astonishment, from right nnd left, from before
liiin und behind him, from all sides, in
fact, leaped the hundred hares and set to
quietly browsing on the meadow uround
him.
News was brought to the king how the
yipung shepherd had probably resolved
the problem of tbe hares. The king conferred ou the matter with his daughter.
Both were greatly vexed, for if the young
shepherd succeeded with the two other
problems as well us he had with the lirst
the princess would become the wife of a
simple peasant, than which nothing could
he more humiliating to royal pride.      *
The princess retired to her chamber
and disguised herself in Such n wny as
to render herself unrecognizable. Then
she hud a horse brought for her, mounted it and went to (he young shepherd.
The hundred hares were frisking joyously nround him.
"Will you sell me ono of your hares?"
nsked the young princess.
"I would not sell you one of my hares
for nil the gold iu the world," replied the
shepherd, "hut you may gnin one."
"At what priceV" asked the princess.
"Hy dismounting from your horse und
sitting by me on tho gruss fur a quarter
of au hour."
The princess mode somo objections,
but, ns there was no other menus of oh
tain ing the hare, she descended to the
ground nnd seated herself by the young
shepherd.
Thu hundred hares lenped nnd bounded
uruuiid him.
At the end of a quarter of an hour,
during which the young shepherd said u
hundred tender things to her. she rose
nud claimed her hare, which the shep
herd, faithful to his promise, gave her.
The princess joyfully shut it iu a has
ket which she carried nt the bow of her
Saddle und rode hack toward the palace.
lint hardly had she ridden a quarter of
n league when tho young shepherd
placed his whistle to hia lips and blew
into it, and at his Imperative call the
hare forced up the lid of the basket.
sprang to the ground and made off as
fast us Ida legs would carry him.
A moment afterward the shepherd caw
a peasant coming toward him mounted
on n donkey, It was the old king, nlso
disguised, who had quitted the palace
with the same intention as his daughter
A large hag hung from thu donkey's
saddlo.
"Will you sell me one of your hares?"
he nsked of the young shepherd.
".My hares are not for sale," replied
the shepherd, "but they may be gained."
"What must OUO da to gain one?"
The shepherd considered for u moment.
"Vou must kiss threo times thu tail of
your donkey," ho said.
This strango condition was greatly re-
pugUQiit to the old king,  who triad his
hardest to esettpe it, gulug 80 fur US to
oHer niMMtO francs for a single hnre. hut
the young shepherd would not budge
from the teruffl he hnd named. At last
the king, who held absolutely to gelling
po-Jsi'Hsion of one of the hares, submitted to the conditions) humiliating us they
were for a king. Three times he kissed
the tail of his donkey, who was greatly
surprised at a king doing him so miieii
honor, niu! Ihe shepherd, faithful to his
promise, gave him the bare demanded
with so mueh Insistence.
Tin- king tucked his bare into bis bng
and rode away ut the utmost speed of his
donkey. i
Hut he hnd hardly gone n quarter of a
b-agne when a shrill whistle sounded iu
the air, on hearing which tbo hare nibbled at the bag so vigorously ns speedily
to make a hole, out of wbicb it lenped lo
the ground und lh-d.
"Well?" Inquired the princess on seeing the king return to thu palace.
"I hardly know what to tell you. my
daughter," replied the king. "This young
shepherd is nn obstinate fellow, wno refused io sell tue one of his hares ut any
price. But don't distress yourself. He'll
not get so easily through the two other
tasks as be bas done with this one,"
It need hardly be snid thnt the king
made no allusion to the condition under
which he hud fur a moment hnd pWUl'S*
slon uf one of bis hares or thnt the
princess said nothing about tbe terms of
ttiM
her (similar unsuccess.
"That is exactly my case," she remarked. *'I could not induce him to part with
one of hia hares either fur gold or silver."
When evening came, the shepherd returned with his hares. He Counted them
before   the   king.    Thero   waa   not   one
more or one less.  They were given hack
to tbe minister of the interior, who bad
them driven into the stable.
Thenvithe king said:
"Thu   first   problem   has  been  solved.
The second now  remains to he accomplished.     Pay   great   attention,    young
man."
The shepherd listened with all his ears.
"Up yonder In my granary," the king i
went   on,   "tbere are   1UU  measures  of
gray  peas and  100 measures of leniils.
Lentils uud peas are mixed together.   If
you succeed tonight uud without light in
separating them, you  will  hnve solved
the second problem."
"I'll do my hesl," replied the young
shepherd.
And the king called bis minister of the
interior, who conducted tbe young mail
up to the granary, locked him in nud
bunded the key tu the king.
As it was already night and ns foi
such a labor (here was no time to he lost,
lhe shepherd put his whistle to his lips
und blew a long, shrill note.
Instantly 5,000 auts appeared and sol
to work separating the leniils from the
peas and never stopped until the whole
was divided Into Iwo heiips.
The next morning the king, to his great
astonish mnn t, beheld the work accoro
pHsbod, He died tu raise objections,
but was unable to lind nny ground what
ever.
All he could now do wits to trust lu
the third trial, which, after the shop
herd's success iu the other two trials, lie
found to be not very hopeful. However,
us the third was tbe most difficult of nil.
he "lid not give wny tn despair.
"What now remains for you to do," be
said, "is to go into the bread room nnd
in a single night eat the whole week's
biend, which is stored there. If tomorrow morning not a single crumb is to be
found there, I will consent to your mnr-
rylng my daughter."
Tbat same evening tlie young shepherd
was conducted tn the bread room of the
palace, which was su full of bread thai
only a very small space near the door
remained unoccupied.
Hut at midnight, when all wns quiet In
klie pa lact1, tho shepherd sounded his
whistle. In n moment 10,000 mice fell to
gnawing ut the bread in such a fashion
that the next morning not a single crumb
rem ui lied in tho placo.
The young man then hammered at the
door with nil his might and called out:
"Make haste nnd opeu the door, please.
for I'm hungry!"
The third task was thus victoriously
accomplished, ns the others had been.
Nevertheless, the king tried hard to get
out of his cngngoineut.
He had a sack big enough to hold six
measures of wheat brought and, having
called n goad number of his courtiers
about him, said: "Tell us ns many fnlse-
hoods as will fill this suck, and when it
is full you shnll have my daughter."
Then tbe shepherd repented all the
falsehoods he could think of, hut the day
was half spent, and ho was ut tho end of
his libs nnd still tho suck was far from
being full.
"Well," ho went on, "while I wns
gunrding my hnres the princess enme to
me disguised us a peasant nnd, to get
ouo of my hnres, permitted mo to kiss
her."
The princess, who, not in the least suspecting what ho was going to suy, had
nut been able to closo his mouth, he-
came red as a cherry, so much so that
the king began tn think that tho young
shepherd's tarradiddlo might possibly be
true.
"Tho snek is not yet full, though you
have just dropped a very big falsehood
into it!" cried the king.  "CJo on."
Tho shepherd bowed uud continued:
"A moment after the princess wus gone
I snw Ids majesty, disguised ns n peas
nut nnd mounted on n donkey. His mnj
osty also came to buy one of my hnres.
Seeing, then, what nn eager desire he
hud to obtain a hare from me, what do
you imagine I compelled him to do?"
"Enough, enough!" cried the king.
"Thu sack is full."
A week Inter Ihe young shepherd married the princess,
ANNIE'S
f BIRTHDAY GIFT
A Story of Blackmail
and Its Results.
German  Enjcll.h.
The London Academy quotes some BO-
lections from u writer of a tier-man trade
circular who Introduces himself as u
"manufactory of watertight and fireproof
clothes for ininiug uud Industrial works"
nnd-who promises lo send everything "free
pockage fixed foi. cosh." lie says:
".Since long time iu mining und resembling works the fact is known uud un
pleasantly perceived that leather clothes.
which mostly have beeu used till now, h.v
uo menus can sulliee for the claims to he
called foi- watertight clothes. Tberofore
instead of leather del lies such ones ot
oiled or CaoTttcliOUCcd Stuff have heeu
tried to use, hut these also have the in
convenience to he too much too heavy nml
Incommode lo hinder the free movement
of workmen." He concludes ns follows
"Proves of stuff and whole clothes will he
sent to when desired."
III. Trout.le.
Slip— I'm sure. Mr. (loodhy, there nre
runny girls who could make you far hup
pier than I could.
He (dolefullyl—Tlinl's the trouble; they
could, hut they won't.
Drnimitlc.
The Manager—'Another week like this
nnd we'll he strnnded.
The Star—That is if we don't have a
short run we'll have a lung walk,—In
diunnpolis News.
Ilia  Scar*.
.   Lady—-What a number of scars on you
ffnoe!   Were you In tiny great hnitleV
|  Cinder Cbarlcy***No'm,   I got shaven li
lu bnlier sel I.—Philadelphia Kecord.
The   *»Viij   the Money  lines.
Wifi— l hnd fo upend lifty of tbat fi"o
hundred for some necessary things.
llusliiiml—Well, what ore you going to
do wiih ihe four hundred and liftyV
Wife—Oh, thut goes for lujurlesl—
Judge,	
Not   I'ereeplll.le.
Cop—Here!   Move along!
Weary—1 am tuovlu'.   This Is as fust
ll 1 ever walks.—New York Journal
The village clock was striking the
hour of 5 one afternoon as Annie Graham stepped out of ber trim and comfortable cottage to meet ber husband
at the gate.
Sbe made a pleasant picture for tbe
eye to rest upon. Her year of married
life bad been a very bappy one, and
never did maiden look more eagerly
for ber lover than did sbe for ber bus-
band's return from the distant city,
whither be bad gone a week ago on
business for bis employers.
Among the few ornaments sbe wore
wns a beautifully chased gold bracelet
which encircled her left wrist. As her
eye caught its gleam a peaceful smile
lit up her sweet fucc, for It was ber
husband's gift to ber on ber last birthday.
Sbe stood at the gate and looked
down the road In the direction of the
small mining village through which
her husband must pass on bis way
from the station. A man's form eatne
Into view on the quiet road, but a single glance sulllccd to show ' T tbat It
wus not the fnmiliar figure she looked
for. She scarcely observcil tbe man
further, ber eyes traveling beyond blm
to scan the road, till he baited almost
at her side.
"Can't you spare a copper for a poor
fellow who bos walked all the way
from"— he begnn, wltb the usual plea
und whine of tbe professional tramp,
but stopped abruptly and gave vent to
a low whistle.
"So It's you!' he exclaimed sneering-
ly, recovering from his surprise.
"Aren't you glad to see an old pal?"
She looked at him for a moment,
then drew back In fear.
"1 suppose you've got too high and
mighty for tbe likes of me," be continued, observing ber action. "I beard
you bad got spliced to the gaffer of a
mine somewhere about this quarter,
but bad no ideu of sucb a slice of luck
as this happy meeting wltb you. So
this Is where you hang out, cb? It
does look rather comfortable Inside."
He drew nearer tbe gate and made
as if to enter.
"No, no, you cannot come In," sbe
cried In alarm. "See, bere Is some
money.   Take lt nnd go away."
He examined the contents of tbe
purse which she handed to blm. Tbey
amounted to only half a dollar, and be
was dissatisfied.
"I'm as dry as a dusty road ln June,
and this will hardly wet my throat.
Let's see that bauble on your wrist. It
should be worth something." he said,
looking greedily at the bracelet.
"No, indeed, I will not 1 bave already given you more than enough, so
please go."
"Not if I know a thing or two," he
snid, wltb a cunning leer. "Did you
tell your adorable husband that you
got tbe swop from Watson's for nabbing a trinket like tbat? No, I guess
not."
"You know how false tbat charge
was." she cried indignantly, but wltb
fear lu her eyes at the mention of her
husband.
"Ob, of course you say so, but who
would believe you?" be returned.
"Hand over that bit of jewelry, and
mum's tbo word."
"It's my husband's gift to me," sbe
pleaded, "and I cannot part with It. I
will give you Its value In money, but
do uot ask this."
She turned to enter the bouse for tbe
money, but he was too quick for her.
"Not so fast, my pretty. 'A bird In
the band Is worth two In tbe bush' nny
dny. I can make as good terms wltb
your husband, so It must be that gilt
thing or nothing."
Sbe eagerly scanned the road again.
Yonder nt last was the well known
stalwart figure of her busband. Should
she tell blm all and trust to bis believing In her Innocence? What if be
should believe this man's story?
These thoughts passed quickly
through her mind. The risk of losing
bis love and respect seemed too great
to face. She slipped tbe bracelet from
her wrist and banded It to tbe man.
"Tbere, take it and go quickly," sbe
said, wltb white, drawn face.
He snatched It from ber and walked
away, bumming a lively air and looking tbe virtuous man be claimed to be
ns he passed ber husband a short distance from tbe gate,
John Graham greeted bis young wife
affectionately, and together tbey enter
ed the bouse. He observed ber pallor
for the first time as she turned up tbe
light of the dining room lamp.
"What's tbe matter, Annie?" be Inquired anxiously. "You look as If you
bad got a fright. Have you been moping In my absence? I meant to be bnck
a couple of days sooner, but I could
not get my business finished In time."
"It Is nothing, Joha I did weary for
your coming, and I am glad to see you
borne again," she said, wltb an effort
to keep tbe tremor out of her voice.
"I have news for you, dour," be said
wben tbey were seated at tbe tenta-
ble. "I met some of my people In tbe
city and was Invited borne. As they
appeared to be holding out tbe olive
branch of peace of course 1 went, and
tbe upshot was tbat matters were
smoothed over. Tbey bavo most graciously condescended to forgive us for
marrying, and my mother nnd sisters
are coming on tbo 28tb to spend a few
days with us.
"See what 1-hnve brought you from
the city. I remembered that the '28th Is
your birthday and thought you would
like this. You might wear It wben
they come, along with the one I gave
you last yenr. I want you to bo nt
your best before my people."
*■ be snokx be drew a small parcel
from his pocket nud unfolded It, re-
vcnllng n-brncelet of exquisite design
upon a bed of velvet. He handed the
gift to her with a tender smile.
"I am not worthy of this, John," she
snid faintly, while a mist rose before
her eyes. She wns already jaylng
dearly for her error In ber transaction
with the Hump.
"Nonsense, my dear. Bring out the
other one and let me see bow they look
together."
"Not tonight, John.  Please don't ask
me," sbe said so earnestly tbat be looked up ln surprise.
"Pm afraid you are not yourself to
night, Annie. You do look rather ghostlike. But dou't trouble nbout the
bracelets, as I can see tbem both on
the 28th."
When the guests nrrlved. It struck
him that bis wife bad never appeared
to greater disadvantage. Sbe looked
pale and anxious nud seemed to avoid
meeting bis eyes. He was annoyed to
see the proud lips of bis mother and
sisters curl at bis wife's awkwardness,
and he felt tbat she had not done herself justice. Once he whispered:
"You are not wearing both bracelets
tonight?"
"No," sbe answered In a low voice
and wltb averted eyes. He turned
nway, wltb a look of disappointment.
When the visitors retired for the
night, be took both ber bands In bis.
"There Is something wrong, Annie
Whnt Is It?"
Could sbe tell blm, or must sbe go on
deceiving him nml enduring the misery
of the pnst few days? He wns a man
who was upright in nil his actions and
hated deceit In any form. Yet she
would ouly be doing him a further Injustice by concealing the truth. In a
low voice she began and recounted the
wholo story. When she hud finished,
he remnltled silent. She lifted her tenr
stained face to blm,
"You do not believe me, nnd therefore you cannot forgive me?" she nsked wistfully.
"I both believe und forgive you," he
said gently. "But whnt you have told
me Is not quite new to me. I knew
nbout Ihe charge ngaiust you when I
asked you to marry me, but I believed
In you. And wlililu Ihe last twenty-
four hours I have heard the rest of the
story.   Do you recognize this?"
She wns astonished to see him hold
up the bracelet which she hnd parted
with so unwillingly to the tramp.
"Your friend the trump got tbe worse
of drink with Ihc money you gave
him nud wns locked up at the police
stntlon," be resumed, "This wns found
In his possession, and he could give no
proper account of It. Lleutennut Stilling happened to mention tlie mnttei
to me. I had my own reasons for being Interested, and, nlong wltb Stirling.
I Interviewed tbe mnn. I knew bim nt
once to be the man who was the Watsons' groom wben you were with them.
Wc wormed tbe matter out of blm, nnd
now It appears that It "vns one of the
servants whom he was courting at the
time wlio wns the real thief."
"Then I nm cleared at last?" Bhe
cried Joyfully.
"Yes. I could bave told you nil this a
few hours ago, but I wanted you to
learn to trust your husband more fully.
I am glad that you have told roc everything frankly. Now let us forget the
pnst"
"The best birthday gift you bave glv
en me Is your forgiveness." she said
gratefully.—Penuy Pictorial Magazine.
A  Kindred Sonl.
They bnd just been Introduced, and.
us she looked Into his thoughtful blue
eyes, the young girl felt that she bad
at last met a mnn of high Iclenls.
"Are you Interested in the elevation
of the musses, Mr. McSniudge?" she
nsked, after she hnd worked up to the
subject by easy conversational singes.
"Intensely, Miss Gushltigtou," he answered. "I hnve dedicated my life to
this grent work, 1 nm Just now interesting myself In Circulating a pamphlet
ou the subject, which I shall be pleased to send you."
"How lovely!" she murmured. Sbe
knew lhat she bad at last found a
kindred soul.
But this world Is full of bitter disappointments, and It was a hnrd***Jolt to
Ethel Giishlugton's finer sensibilities
when n few clays biter she received,
with the compliments of John Wesley
McSmuclge, n cutnlogue of passenger
elevators for which he was agent-
Salt Luke Herald,
I A FRIEND
IN NEED
■ $ ■
How a Great Merchant Was Won
Over to Mercy.
N*«*»»t»i**»i*t»'i»»i*»i*»|.»|.*»i'*».|.*l
Silk In England.
King James I. was very anxious to
naturalize the silkworm In England
aud to establish a native manufacture
of the product To this end n grent
many mulberry trees were imported
from North America, and a flue plan
tatlon of them wus made near St.
James' palace on ground where Buck
Ingham palace now stands. This plantation was known as the Mulberry
Gardens and became a kind of recreation ground. Both Evelyn and Pepyr,
record tbelr visits bere, and Dry-Jet,)
is said to have brought a lady friend
here to enjoy tbe "mulberry tarts."
Close by were tbe necessary houses
and appliances for rearing the silk
worms und the manufacture of the
silk.   But tbe king's experiment failed
A Case of Expiration Anyway.
Some yenrB ngo n battery of artillery
was at big gun practice nt Bermuda.
One of the guns—n thirty-eight ton-
was found to have n serious flaw. Tbe
officer in charge, not caring to risk half
a dozen valuable lives. Inquired:
"Sergeant, hnve you any time expired men bcreY"
"Yes, Blr," answered tbe sergeant.
"Paddy Jackson has Just completed
his time."
"Well, then," replied the thoughtful
officer, "Paddy Jackson will Are the
gun."
And Paddy Jackson did fire tbe gun.
happily with no fatal result — Edinburgh Scotsman.	
Not So I'nlncky After All.
"I once proposed to a girl on Friday."
"Didn't   you   know   tbat   was   unlucky?"
"Unlucky? Not much. She refused
me."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Worth Tr>init.
B r o w n — A
man should
speak to his
wife ns he does
to his horse.
Green - How
Is thut?
Brown—Gently, but mns.
terfully. - Chicago News.
I'npiiltcver.ecl
"Mamma,
where do eggs
come from?"
"Chickens,
my denr."
"Well, that's
funny. Papa
says that chickens come from
•tt*"
Ju.t   Wnlllni*.
"Ah, my son, I'm
glad to seo that you
at least aro not smoking!"
"No, sir; lt ain't my
turn yet"—New Torli
Journal ..  .
It was close to 3 o'clock in the afternoon when Amos Garner returned from
luncheon. He was a busy man and
lunched when he caught the favorable
moment. The cares of a great mercantile establishment weighed heavy on
his shoulders. He showed tbe burden in
his seamed and knotted face. He was
not reckoned a kindly or a sympathetic
man, and his appearance, his sharp
glance, his hooked nose and his aggres-
give chin bore out the popular opinion.
As he entered his private ollice ho
brushed by two young men who wei'o
seated on a settee near the door. One of
the two was a mere boy, of nineteen,
perhaps, a pale faced yonng fellow who
manifestly shrank bnck as the elder
youth took bim by tbe arm and led him
Into Amos Gainer's room. The great
merchant was hanging up his heavy cunt
ns they eotered. He turned quickly nud
looked at tho pair.
"Mr. Gainer," snid the older youth,
"we have a littlo business to transact
with you and will make lt ns brief us
possible."
The merchant looked ot them sharply
and then seated himself at his desk und
drummed nervously on the polished surface before him.
"Business of Interest to me?" he asked, with lowered brows.
"Yes," replied the older of the two.
"Make It brief," said the merchant and
pointed to seats.
Tlie older youth dreAv his chair close
to the desk, the hoy sitting in the shadow a little behind him,
"Mr. Garuor," said the older youth,
"I was on my wny to Buffalo Inst night
by boat. 1 saw this hoy in the cabin
writing, aud his appearance attracted
me. His agitation, his trembling hands,
tho tears In his eyes, drew me to him.
I knew he was in trouble." Tho merchant raised his head n little nud cast a
sharp glance toward the boy. But the
latter bad drawn back behind his companion and was quite shielded from
view." "I watched tho boy," the speaker
proceeded, "and when he had finished
his writing and placed the sheets iu addressed envelopes and left them lying
on the table 1 picked them up and hurried after him as be ascended to the
deck. I was close behind him when be
threw down bis bat aad clambered on
the rail. I drew him hack. I did my best
to calm him, and presently he told me
his story, and I gave him the best advice
I could."
Tho merchant leaned forward to have
a better look at tbe speaker.
"Are you quite sure this interests me?"
he said.
"Quite sure," replied the older youth
gravely. "One of tbe letters written by
this unfortunate boy is addressed to you,
the other wns to have been forwarded to
bis invalid Bister. The boy was running
away sir, running away from you, ami
then, when ho saw the futility of such
a course, ho determined to end his troubles at once and forever. He sees things
in a different light now, aud the first
morning train from Buffalo brought him
back here to tell you so."
"That's very thoughtful ot him," said
tho great merchant grimly.
"Here is the letter," said the older
youth.
The merchant took the envelope and
stored at the address.
"It's a very pretty story," be said,
with a half sneer.
"It's a very ugly story," Bald the older
youth.
"Ot course I am to understand that
this young fellow bas been stealing either my money or my stock," the merchant went on.
"The letter will tell you that he has
embezzled $202," said the older youth.
"Then It's a case for the police," said
the merchant, and his head reached for
the electric button at the side of his desk.
Then he hesitated, bis gaze meeting
that ot the older youth, whose eyes were
goutlo aad yet steady and fearless. He
slowly drew back.
"I ought to send for an officer at
once," he growled.
"But you will not," said tha older
youth.
Tbe merchant raised his heavy eye*
brows uud stared nt the speaker again.
"What's the hoy's name?" he asked.
"John Heathcote."
"Where was he employed?"
"He was an assistaut in the cashier's
department."
"Whut was his salary?"
"Ten dollars a week."
"What did he do with It?"
"Supported himself aud an Invalid sister."
"How did he steal the money?"
"He had bills to collect last week, and
he railed lo turn In all his collections."
"What did be do witb the stolen money?"
"It went Into a bucket shop. He was
lured Into It by some of his fellow clerks.
He didn't know the duager, and the stories they told him of sudden gains turned
his head. He lost from the start antl it
was lhe attempt to retrieve these early
losses that swelled the defalcations."
"That's an old story," said the grim
merchant
"Painfully told and painfully true," asserted the young man.
"There is a proposition, I suppose?"
growled the merchant
"There is."
Before the old man could pursue his
queries there v as a rap at the door.
"Come io," said the merchant
A clerk entered.
"The gentleman from Atlanta, who
desired to see you at 3 o'clock, Is here,
sir." ho said.
"Till him I'm engaged this afternoon,"
snid Ihe old merchant "I will see him
at I) tomorrow morning."
"He wished me to sny that he will be
obliged to return home tonight, sir,"
"If  ho  cau't   see  cue  ul   0.   let   him
write," said the merchant sharply, and
the clerk withdrew.
Then the grim old man turned back to
tbe youth.
"Before we go any further In this matter," he said, "I want to know wbat interest you have in it."
"An interest tbat has nothing to do
with dollars and cents," said the youth,
with a little smile.
The old  man  shook his  head  doubt-
Ingly.
"Friend of the sister's, perhaps?"
The face of the youth Bushed a little.
"I have never seen her," he snid.
"But   why   should  you   stick   hy  the
boy?"
"Becauso he needs a friend," said the
young man simply and stretched his
arm back and laid his hand on the hand
of the boy.
The boy, crouching behind bis friend,
uttered a quick sob.
"Stop  that,"  said  the  old   merchant
sharply.   "Wo can't have any disturbance here?'
There was a little silence.
"What's your proposition?" he abruptly celled.
"It's very simple," replied the young
man. "We propose that you take back
this erring but contrite boy and that you
give him the chnnco to pay back the
amount he hns taken. Let him pay a
part of his salary ench week until the
delinquency Is wiped out. Iu the menu-
tlmu you hold that letter ns proof of his
misdeed."
Tlie old merehnut frowned.
"That would be establishing a very
bad precedent," he growled.
"There is one other condition," the
young man went on. "Tho affair is to remain a profound secret, known to uo
one outside of this room."
The old mnn opened his eyes.
"Aro you aware thnt I am considered
a hard man?" ho slowly asked. "Haven't
you heard that most of my 1300 employees regard mo ub a soulless tyrant?"
"1 hnve learned to distrust popular
prejudice in these personnl matters," replied the young man. "My own fnlher
hns been held up to the world ns an example of heartless greed and cartooned
and vilified, when I know he is the best
of men."
But the old merchant did not heed his
words. He wus looking ut the boy's letter.
"Iu the first place," bo said, "we
might as well destroy this. It could
mako trouble in the future." And he
tore the envelope aud its contents into
fragments. Then he looked up. "Boy,"
ho said, "come here." The Ind arose and
stepped to the desk. The old man looked
him over. "You may go buck to your
place," ho said. "Each Saturday afternoon you will bring to me $2 from your
salary. If I find that you are faithful
and ambitious, you may rest assured
that 1 will recognize the fact In a practical way. Should your sister notice that
your salary Is apparently decreased, you
may sny to hpr that yon are investing it
in a sinking fund by my personal advice.
Thnt is all. Iteturn to your work and
tell the cashier that you were detained
by me."
"Thank you sir," said the boy brokenly.
"I fancy your thanks are all due to this
smiling Samaritan here," said the old
man. "He has saved both your life and
your honor, nnd if you ever forget It you
are—well, certainly not tho boy I am
willing to aid."
The lad cangbt the young man's hnnd
and pressed it <and then hurried from
the room.
"One moment," said the old merchant
as his visitor arose. "If you are not employed dr wish a change, I would be
glad to offer you a place."
"Thank you," said the young man,
"but I am as well satisfied with my preaent place as I ever hope to be witb any
form of labor. I'm a natural idler, you
know."
The old man shook his -head as though
ho doubted tbis, and tbere was a wistful
look in his eyes as be regarded the
young man.
"I regret that you cannot come," he
said. "1 would like to have you near
me. You are a very uuusual sort of
young man. But you'll promise me one
thing—you'll como in to see me from
time to time, won't you?"
"With pleasure," replied the visitor.
"It wi|l give me the chance to inquire
after my protege. And from what he
told me I think I would like to know
more about his invalid sister." He looked at the old man and smiled. "Perhaps
we might do something to make her dull
life a littlo brighter."
The old man nodded as it In answer to
an appeal,
"I feel sure we can," he said. Then
he put out his band. "Before you go I
wnnt to know your name."
"Greer, Dunham Greer," replied the*]
young man,
"Greer?" repeated the old man. "Yon
Bald something a moment ago about
your fother. I didn't quite catch the remark. Is he tbe railway king?"
"He has been called so," Dunham replied.
"Understand me," said tbe old man.
"I don't think any more of you on this
account"
"Why  shonld   you?"  cried  Dunham
lightly.    "At times I have found it a
positive  handicap.    A  rich man's son
gets credit for very little useful behavior
in this prejudiced world.   It's quite discouraging."
But he laughed as ho said It
"Thank God that riches haven't spoiled you," snid tbe old man solemnly.
And their hands met in a warm clasp.
Tbat eveniug Dunham critically stared at himself in the glass In his hotel
room.
"Well, Dunnle, my boy," he said to his
smiling reflection, "you missed nn important business engagement iu Buffalo,
and, what is worse, you don't look os If
you regretted lt In the least You ore
unite a hopeless cuse, old fellow. Good
uigbt."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
the days when George II. was king. La>
dies of the court took part lo races arranged for them at the regular meetings, so thnt there were lady Jockeys
as well as gentlemen jockeys, and once a
series of foot races for ladies in Hyde
park was organized. The first one wus
run amid great enthusiasm of tbe populace, and the betting was high. Then
stepped in some cross grained old fellow
who persuaded the government that such
races were unseemly, and tbey came to a
sudden cud, much to the regret of the
people of London.
A Grievance.
Granddad—What makes you look so
unhappy, Willie?
Willie—'Cause nobody ever calls me
good unless I'm doing somethlu' 1 don't
wunt to do.—Motherhood.
Couldn't Help It.
Customer—Sny, waiter, why do you ol- M\ '
low such nn unpleasant. III bred creature *•*■ i
as thnt to dine in tbis cafe?
Walter— Why—er— that's the proprietor.—Chicago Nowq
Suying. of Wll. mid Sages
Beliovo the story fnlso that ought
not to  bo  true.—Sheridan.
Neither grout poverty nor great;
riches  will  hear reason.—Fielding.
No mnn was ever so much deceived by nnother, as by himself. — Cre-
villc.
An artist's work is finished when
ho draws his lust breath.—-Chicago
Dally News.
Nothing succeeds Itko success, or
has so much knocking ngainst It.-—
Atchison Globe.
True dignily'is never gained by
place, and never lost when honors
are withdrawn.—Wassinj-.jt*.
Tale-boarers hnve done more mischief in tho world than poisoned
bowl or tho assassin's dufger.—
Schiller.
The slightest sorrow for sin Is
sufficient 11 it produco nmeriiimonl,
and the greatest Insufficient if it do
not.
Of Armlttauce to Wolfe.
Tho co-operution of Admiral Sir
Chas. Saunders was of the greatest
nssistnnco to Wolfe in his ever memorable enmpuign against Quebec. Ho
wns of good Scottish family, and
hnd fought previously, under Anson
In some of that dashing seaman's
most daring and distinguished actions. Ho brought, therefore, a
brilliant reputation to the command
of the squadron which was destined
for tho capture of Quebec in 1759.
Tho skill with which the operations
were carried out, tbo effective bombardment of tho town, and his evasion of the fircships sent to destroy
tbo licet, well wnrrunted his selection for the command. A shower of
honors awaited him on his return to
England. His appointment ns First
.Lord ol tho Admiralty in 1766 was
tho coping-stone of his career. Ha
died in December, 1775.
Everybody Happy.
A gentleman who had been entrenched behind a newspaper in a
crowded car happens to look out of
the tail of his eye nnd to see a lady
standing whom he knew.
He rose and was about to offer the
lady his sent when a colored man.
who thought ho wns vacating his
seat,  slipped  into  it.
"Look here," said tho riser, "I
was going to give thnt seat to this
lady."
Thu colored man instantly aroso
with a profound bow.
".Siittinly, snh," he said, "I'm
something of a lady's man myself,
sah."
And the lady was bowed Into her
seat amid smiles all arbund.
Cat This Out.
In view of tho possiblo advent during tlie coming summer of
that dread visitant cholera,
to America, we publish tho
following remedy, whicll is known
as tho New York Sun mixture: Tako
equal ports of tincture of cayenne,
tincture of opium, tincture of rhubarb, cssonco- of peppermint, and
spirits of camphor. Mix woll. Doso
fifteen to thirty drops in a wine
glass of water according to the ngo
and violence of the attack. Repeat
every fifteen minutes until relief is
obtained.
Athletlo Women of Other Days.
A searcher after curious facts has
learned that athletic women are by uo
means a modern product, as is generally
believed. They flourished In the days of
sal volatile, hoops, patches •"••*
Curious Test for V.alnt*..
A novel and curious test for deafness or appronching deafness has
Just been described hy a Paris rpe-
cialist. If tho handle of a xibrat-
ing tuning fork bo applied to tho
knee or other bony portion of thu
human frame the sound cannot be
heard by the poison who possesses
an unimpaired cur, but if the^ car
be attacked by disease, then the
note can be heard distinctly..
To Sofieu tlio lliiiicli.
First wash them in tepid water
till every vestige of dirt is removed..
Then, before drying, rub woll with
glycerine and lemon juice mixed fn
equal proportions. Thoroughly dry
with a soft towel, then quickly wash
again with cold water nnd any good
son]), keeping them in the water
as short a time as possible. Again
dry thoroughly and powder with oatmeal.        	
Pat's Capabilities.
Contractor—Pat Is the slowest mnn I
rver bossed. He's been nn hour tnkiag
Uf> a few bricks.
Friend—Give blm an hour in that saloon. When he comes out. he'll take up
the whole pavement—Philadelphia Itee*
ord.	
From Hie Point of View.
Hicks—Do you nnd your wife ever get
Into nn argument?
Wicks—Not I try to argue Willi her
Boinethnes, hut all she ever dous is to
make a 'nt "f unfounded assertions in reply.
NERVOUS HEADACHE
Irritability, Sleeplessness, Feelings of Lassitude and Depression, Weakness and Irregularity of the Bodily Organs.
Those are the symptoms which point to a depleted nervous system. They tel of thin, weak, watery
blood, of wasting vitality and lack of energy and ambition. They warn you that -lervous prostration, locomotor ataxia, paralysis and even insanity are possibilities of tho future.
Mrs. Henry Clarke, Port Hope, Ontario, states :—'.I havo used seven boxes . •♦ Dr. Chase's Nerve Food
for nervousness nnd a completely run down system, and can heartily recommend il as a wonderfully effective
treatment. Before using this remedy I had been in veiy poor health for somo months. I seemed to havo no
energy or ambition, felt tired and listless most of the time, and could scarcely dreg myself about, tho house.
I was weak, Irritable ond nervous, could not sleep well, and folt discouraged abpn-*. my health. Dr. Chase's
Nerve Food has taken away these symptoms and given back my usual health and vigor, consequently I endorse It fully."
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food
Flits the shrivelled arterfes with new, rich blood, strengthens and revitalizes thk nerves by forming new
nervo forco and gradually and thoroughly overcomes disease and weakness. It forms new healthy tissues
and gives a well rounded form and clear, healthy complexion to all who use It. SO cts. a box, 0 boxes for
$1.60.   At all dealers, or Ddmanson, Ba-.es & Co.,. Toronto. IWYSVnifflBM
MARYSVILLE, B. C.
White Luce Veil*.
To clean a white lace veil boll It gently In a solution of wblte soap for fifteen minutes; tficn put It Into a basin of
warm water and soap nnd keep squeezing It softly until clean. Follow this
by rinsing free of soap and putting It
Into a basin of cold water containing a
drop or two of liquid blue. Next make
some very clear gum arable water or
tbln rice water nnd pass tbe veil
through It Then stretch It out evenly
aud pin it. making the edge ns strnigbt
as possible and pinning each scallop
separately to a linen cloth, and allow It
to dry. When dry. cover It wltb n piece
of thin muslin nnd Iron It on tbe wrong
side.	
Keep MfflARD'S LINIMENT In tie House.
A  Malicious exposure.
Emellne— How I should love to over
henr the conversation of several highly
Intellectual men!
1'dgnr—Poohl I've been with them.
They nlwn.vs begin on books, but soon
get to talking nbout something good to
cat—Detroit Free Press. •
Messrs   0, C. Iticlmrds & Co.
tJentleiiien.—Last winter 1 received
great benefit from the use of *.IIN-
AHIi'S LINIMENT in a severe attack
of LaGrippe, and I have, frequently
proved it to be very effective in
cases of lnllainmation.
Yours,
W.  A.  HUTCHINSON.
No   rium-ry.
Miss noniiiley—I understand you d
very hnndxuuic work and make ver,
nrettv pictures.
pretty pictures.
Photographer — Yes'm. but I coulc
give you nn e.xnct likeness If you wish
— Philadelphia Press.
IINABFS LINIMENT Is used D? Ftiysicians,
Guess   Attain.  Perhaps.
"But," protested the nngry creditor,
"you snid you guessed you would pay
mo toduy."
"I know I did," explained the bumble
debtor: "but, you see, I am such a
poor guesser."—Baltimore American.
Moukoy Dcand cleans nnd hiichtona every*
thing, but won't trash clothes.
Iliinifin  Nature.
Smith—There goes a man wbo hnsn't
a friend In the world.
Join's —Poor fellow!  now did he lose
bin money?—Chicago News.
-»	
Awful Suggestion.
Ever think whnt n terrible lot of ex-
plnnntlons and apologies It would
cause If all tbe husbands nnd wives
who have been dead ns long ns ten
years were permitted to come bnckV—
Atchison Globe.
Didn't  Do It Thnt War.
"Very few girls," said tbe mother,
"know how to sit down gracefully.
Vou should be deliberate about lt,"
"I am," returned the girl.
"Nix," snid ber anuoying small
brother.
"Yes, I am, too," said the girl.
"Not wben you were learning to
skate nt the park this morning," Insisted tbe small brother.
Thereupon tbo discussion ended.—
Chicago Post
MONEY RAN SHORT
Tho Change Thnt I'veut Produced la
the Circus Acrobat.
Some Interesting stories are told about
the circus business, but one of the bent
heard in a long while was told by aa old
press agent:
"The show hnd had a prosperous sea*
eon In the north. The proprietor made up
his mind there could he uo end to good
business, and he planned a trip south for
the winter months. The cotton crop waB
poor, and nil intelligent circus men steer
clear ot the south when cotton Is poor.
His friends went to him and tried to get
him to give up tbe winter trip, b';t he was
persistent
"When the show struck Arkansas, business began to drop off. The people didn't
have the money, nud they couldn't patronize the show.
"One Thursday night notices were posted in tbe dressing tent tbat the show
would close the season on Saturday night
and that the employees would receive
their salaries on Sunday.
"On Sunday morning all were on hand
to get their 'dough.' The cashier was at
the window of the ticket wagon nnd was
faaading it out with accustomed alacrity.
To appreciate this story you must under*
Btand that all circuses pay off tbeir hands
alphabetically, the Arnolds, the Burtons, tho Campbells, Dentoas nnd so oil.
When tho cashier got dowa to tho W's ho
ran short of money and several bad to go
without.
"There was n fellow of the stage name
of Zeno who did smuts oa the horizontal
bnr and wbo wns late ia getting over to
tbe ticket wagon. When ho rushed up
all out ot breath and fouud the wagon
closed, there was plenty of trouble in
sight Some of the other belated employees whose names began with Initials
near the bottom of the alphabet announced to him that tbere was no more
money, nnd then lhe air was blue. Ho
started out ou a hunting tour for the circus proprietor.
" 'I'd like to know why I don't get my
money'/' be began.
" '1 am sorry, old man,' Bald the proprietor. 'I have tried to bo square. I
have paid out my money until 1 ran
short'
"To make a long story short, the proprietor made nil sorts of apologies and
finally Bucccedcd In pacifying the kori-
sonlnl bar man.
" 'You have been with me sevcrnl seasons, and you know thnt I aim to do what
Is right,' said the circus proprietor. 'I
want you to sign a contract with me for
next sciiBon, nnd tho first money I make
I will see that you are reimbursed for
waiting."
"Zeno signed the contract reluctantly
and vent nway to his home. Spring
came, and tho*-only big show' was having
Its seats puiated, chariots regilded and
everything got in readiness for the opening. About two weeks before tbe opening
the performers begnn to assemble at winter quarters. Oae afternoon wben the
trnln pulled up at the station Zeno alighted. The proprietor was thero to greet
him.
" 'Hello, Zeno!' he enclnlraed as be
slapped him on the back. "By Jove, 1 am
glad to Bee you, old man!'
"'Not'on your life!' Bald Zeno. 'My
name fa Ajnx this season.' "
Shiloh's
Consumption
Cure
Cures Coughs and Colds
at once. It has been doing
this for half a century. It
has saved hundreds of
thousands of lives. It will
save yours if you give it a
chance. 25 cents a bottle.
If after using it you are not
satisfied with results, go to
your druggist and get your
money back	
Write to S. C. \VRr,tS & Co., Toronto,
Can., for free trial Ijottle.
Karl's Clover Root Tea corrects thi Stomach
^ II /
Wlilntleit Ma.v Popular Tiim-n.
At Reading a musical fc\l ia performed every day at 7 o'clock a. ttt.
and ut 0 o'clock p. in. thut is a «'o-
cidod novelty. BajB 'I lie Detroit Free
Press. It consists of so manipulating the big whistles on tho or be factory und the waterworks us to produce the popular melodies of the day.
On a quiet mprning the well-known
rag-time ditiie^ enn he hoard d.'a-
tinctly at Camden,  six miles distant.
■%■■ * To p-ovn to you   that Hr.
Ml lAA   < h ise'rt OintniL-nt is .1 curl nit)
■ IH3fl3     "■*'■    HbrSulUlO    CU1'°    f°r   CliCn
■ mn^kW^aW   un,i  every  form of itching,
bieoninsennd protruding pile*,
•'io ifianufnctUrcra hnve (mnmnteod it. Heetos-
imonln.i-.in the *flaity prow and iwk your neighbors what thev think or It. Yon can use it and
n«t your inonov back If net cured, JJOo n box. at
•ill dealers or EOMANSON.BATKS«?: Co.,Toronto,
Dr. Chase's Ointment
Au-reed.
Nodd—Well, nt Inst I bave found a
subject upon the merits of which my
nlfe nnd I have the most perfect unanimity.
.   Todd-Do toll me what It Is.
Nodd—Our new baby.—Life.
Purpynnny who plants seeds of anj
ElElllPUIII ttud.o.tlioriatha home oi
murkot garden, wilt socnr, the best: results from
from J. M. PERKIHS, Soodsman. 220 Market Ut,
VLM1NIPE0.  1802 Soed Annual free.
150 Kinds for 20c.
It la a f»«-t thnt SM/er's vojretuMo and flower m
wi-itn an' fniiliil Iu more KiirtU'ns
j ami on mora fimiis tl::in nny oilier 4_
in Amurlra.   There fi-i rnuon forthfiuT
Wa uwn antl oi>*-i'«i*m.>vit woo fcrres for
tlif production <*f our oltolce Kfitis. ln
, order to iuducf- yon to try Moth ,
wftmiike tliufuUov-'tutc uiipreo r
edenled offer:
ForSO Cents Postpaid j
Co Irf-sKft ftrarrit IumImm radUli***,
IS f-fH-tf-illlrrut cirlfrtt nirlom,
lit wart* (tltir'iini l-m«tt:i t,
S3 pn-rle•» Irltuce lorlt Iks,
ll' -pl-rndld W. t Borltt,
SI fore*ou»I/ bciuUful flower tetii,
In nil IM kinds positively fnmlBlilnir
iHiBlidi of   el-antiliiu   Do-tvera miili
lotii mill lots of cJn.ii'o vtut'lnl'lffl,/
toc.itiHT with onr nr-wit Cfltalumflf
teliinuiill nbont Teounte and I'm r
Out nnd jiromus and Hpeltz, onfuti
eee'l ut twc. it pound, fir., oil for
JiOo. la Canadian Btiuup-a.
JOHN A. SALZER SEED CO..
La Croise, Wis
OSHAWA MIRACLE
INVESTIGATED.
A Sworn Statement of Facts Al*
most-Beyond Belief.
Would   I.Ike a Few.
"Yes, sir, I snw him light his clgnr
with n twenty dollar bill."
"You dldV"
"I did."
"Sny, you don't suppose I could get
I.I tu to furnish me wltb clgnr lighters,
do you if"
Thero is more Catarrh ln this section of the
country than ull other di e:isus put together,
nml until the last few yoars was supposed to bo
incurable Fora pi-cat many years doctors pro-
nouncod It a local disease and prescribed local
remcnlios, and by constantly fulling tjcure with
local treatment. ..renounced it im-ural.lo.
Science hus proven catarrh to boQ constitutional disease, aud tliorel'oro requires constituti* n*
al treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cuie, manufac*
tuiedbyl.'. J Cheney A Co., Tolodo, Ohio, is
the only constitutional cure on the market* It
Is taken internally in doses from 10 drops to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly oa tho blond and
mucous surfaces of tbe system. They offer one
hundred dollars for any caso it fails to cure.
Send fer circulars aad testimonials.
Address    J? J. CHENEY 4 CO., Toledo, 0.
SoldbyDmgsists,7.**e. .
Hall's Fami.y Pills are ths best.
Not an  Entlui.ln.t.
"Is he a golf enthusiast?"
"Oh. no. He pretends to be, bat be
Isn't."
"How do you know?"
"Why. be gives up plnylng when the
thermometer gets down to zero."—Chicago I'ost
Mr.T. J. Humes, Columbu-., Ohio, wr'tes:
"Ihnve been ufllel'd for lomo tun. with
Kidney nnd Liver Oomp'ftlnh), an I find Par*
melee's Pills the best medicine tor those disease. 'Ill s; pills do uot cnuBM piln ur
Rriinncr, nnd -hould bo u o 1 when u cithnrt o
h. required. They aro Gelatine Ojutcd, und
rolloa in tho flour of L oorice to preserve
their purity, und give theui n plea-Tint, ngreo-
ablc taste.
Soiled Flower Vases.
A little powdered pumice stone will
remove the ring of discoloration In I
flower vnse that does not yield to rinsing with nnimonlii water. If out of
reach of the fingers, the powder mny bo
applied with n damp cloth tied to tho
end of a Utile stick.
The Toronto Ms.ll and Empire sends
a Reporter to Oshawa-His Inquiries Hetulc in Complete Verification
of Oi In Inal Story.
Very many startling stories of won-
d«rful cures by Dodd'a Kidney Pills have
been published In theae columns, and In
other newspap3rn all over the country
from t'jnz to t'me.
Every case haa been so well authen-
t'.a-.t'xl as to leave Little room for doubt,
and yet the ttatementa mado and tha
curea reported, have, In many cases,
b:en so nearly miraculous as to be almost b?yond belief.
Rc-cently The Mali and Empire of Toronto and other paper3 publlnhad a dispatch from Ctehawa, In which it \va3
raid that a mechanic In tho Oahawa
Malleable Iron Works had been cured
of paralyala by Dodd'a Kldmy Pills, and
that aft:r he had boen absolutely help-
leas for four months, and had been given
up by the physicians at the hosp tal
ln Toronto.
This was too much for many people
to believe, and numerous demarida were
made on the paper -in question for a
verification or correction.
One correspondent algn'ng himself
"M-;dlcu3" in a letter to the Mall and
Empire openly disputed the possibility
of such a cure.
To -fit at tho real fact's a reporter
waa sent to Oahawa, and the result was
a complete confirmation of the original
rJlspatch. To put the matler absolutely beyond question the fo.lowing sworn
(KaUmcnt waa secured:
Tne Statement ot Mr. Brown.
In the fall of 1897 I was taken 111
with what moit of th3 c'.octora called
paralyala, and others nervous prostration. It commenced w*th a etiffness
and £orene33 In the calves of my legs
and gradually Increased till I could not
move eith'-T of my arm 3 or legs, having
lobt all powv-r ln them. I could not
have raised my arma to my head to save
my life. Por over lour months I could
not stand or walk a single step. I doc-
lored with all the local doctors, and
th?n with a Eowmanvllle doctor. Each
one gave me some different medicine,
but the more I took the worse I go'.
At last the BowmanvlUe doctor told
me that nothing could be don-2 for me
unless I went to the hospital In Toronto, where they might perhaps have aome
later treatment for paralysis which
would fit my case. I w'ent thero to-
ward tho end of January, 1838, and remained undjr treatment ln that Institution for a l.ttle over four weeks.. **?.ll
was In vain; I got woras. Twelve doctors told m3 I could not recover, and
that nothing could te done for me, £0,
as I wag getting worse every day, and
there was no hope of their being able
tu help me ln the least, I was removed
to my hom3 here. I was Ilka a bab-f,
unable to move.
At this extremity someone advised ma
to use Dodd'a Kidney P.lls, and my wifa
bought a box. We had not the slight,
eat Idea that they would help me, but,
like a drowning man, I grasped at every
(straw. After I had used the first box
the. numbness began to leave my finger
tips, and I felt a little better, and kept
on using the pills. . By two months'
tllme; I could walk a little, and shortly afterward was able to go short distances without assistance..
The first time I went down town on»
•f the doctors who had given me up
saw me across the street, and, not being
able to believe his eey^a, went to my
brother Robert, and asked, "Is that your
brother Joe J" Robert told him that
it waa I, and he said ln astonishment,
"Well, I never expected to see him
around again."
I used altogether twelve boxes of
Dodd's Kidney Pills, and by the first
of May I was able to start to work
again ln the shop here, and I have; never
been sick or off work a day since then,
that la over three and -a half yeara
ago.
I am glad of the opportunity to make
this statement, for I am sure I owe my
life, health and strength to work to that
treat remedy, Dodd'a Kidney Pills.
(Signed),     JOSEPH gROWN.
Eworn Confirmation.
CANADA: / 1  JOSEPH   BROWN,
Province of Ontario, I     of th-i Town of O.-ha-
County of OuUrlo, <     wn in tlio C i.mty of
Ontario and Pxov.nee
To Wit: I     ofciniario.
Do Solemnly Declare, That the above
statement, signed by me, la absolutely true, and I mako this, solemn declaration, bolloving It to be true, and know-
Ints that lt Is of tho sajno force add
effect as if mode under oath and by
vlrtuo of the Canada *Evidencc Act,
1890.
..    (Signed) JOSEPH BROWN.
Peclarod bofora me at tbo Town of 1
Osliawiuln tho Count y uf Ontario,  l
this ljtli day of Jauuuy, A.ll.  f
11)02. | 7
J. P. GHIEnSON, j=EAL{
a Xot,^r. Public     V ,    ;- .'
This, therefore. Is the true story In
detail of ths most remarkable case. No
room la *<"ft for doubt or d'spute, end
the original Oahawa dispatch is confirmed In all its particulars.
Jf this Is possible—and ho one car*
now doubt lt—then one can eaaily understand how any of the many wonderful cures reported have bee-n accomplished by the same means, Dodd's Kidney Pills..
TBE FENCER'S MARK; FEVER'S VICTIMS.
liiMi-L'h Imlo-thina Hiillwnyi.
Tl o French flovornmont recently alio ted thet amount of 40,000,000
francs for the construction of new
rjllroatla in Indo China. The Colonial
Department at Piirls now invites bids
fer Uir^o quant'ties of track material, bridges and rolling stock. At
present thoro aro only about ono hundred mill a of railways in Indochina.
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One ounce of Sunlight Soap is worth more than     REDUCES
Two ounces of impure soap. EXPENSE
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USVEK BKOTHERS,  LIMITED, Toronto, lending  his  nanio and
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THE
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LIMITED,      HULL,
CANADA.        '
[Original.]
After leaving college I determined to
take a course at one of tbe German
universities. I chose Heidelberg, wbicb
in tbose days -was tbe best known, and
took a three years' course. I Joined
one of tbe corps and In time became
Involved ln several student duels.
Wben I left Heidelberg, where I bnd
takeu more Interest ln tbe smnll sword
than my studies, 1 stopped In Purls before returning to America, wltb n view
to seeing some French feucing. One
evening a party of us visited the celebrated school of M. Brlsson. While we
were watching the pupils fence a man
entered and nfter looking on for awhile
proposed to take the foils with the
principal. Brlsson consented nnd wns
astonished, as we all were, nt the stranger's skill. After disarming his adversary be took up u piece of chalk, rubbed It on the foil, and, calling to Brls-
sou to place himself on guard, made
one brilliant stroke after another anil
at Inst left a chalk mnrk or a llgure 8
on tho fencing master's waistcoat directly over the heart.
"Victor Morrol!" exclaimed several
who wcro present with the same
breath.
"Who Is Victor Morrel?" I asked.
"Tbe most noted awordsman ll
France."
"A duelist?"
"No; singularly enough, be bas not
the courage to fight n duel."
"What Is his occupation?"
My lnformunt, n Frenchman, shrugged bis shoulders after tho French
fashion and walked out of the school
without replying to my question. Brlsson at once doffed bis wire mask and
put up his foil. In doing so he turned
bis back upon bis former antngonlst
and took care to keep It turned till
Moirel bad left tbe academy. Evidently the man wbo bad shown bis skill
was not a favorite wltb him or, for tbe
matter of that, with any one present
Tbe Frenchmen all departed, leaving
tbe room to our party. Morrel also departed, and as he passed me I noticed
the most repulsive face I had ever seen
on a man. I did not wonder at tbe disfavor In wbicb be was held. I should
have been afraid to pass him In a lonely road had he cause to prick me ln tbe
back.
Three years later, ln company with
my friend Walter Douglas, I again visited Europe, sailing from New York to
Cherbourg and going from tbere to
Mentone, a winter resort In tbe soutb
of France. One evening Douglas went
to walk with a little French girl who
bad captivated him by her smart appearance. He failed to return to tho
hotel, and toward morning, becoming
anxious for bis safety, I went to search
for him. I found blm lying In his blood
la tke gardens stabbed through tbe
heart. His coat bad been cut by the
point of a knlfo or sword so as to make
what looked like tbe letter S. The
blade had entered tbe heart at the
point where the tracing ceased.
In agony at tbe murder of my friend,
I called a gendarme, and tbe body was
removed. I made every effort to find
tbe murderer, but without success. Tbe
mysterious letter S cut ln bis coat
would not be dropped from my mind.
It seemed to partly awaken some memory. At last I remembered Morrel and
the figure 8 he bad chalked on tbe
Waistcoat of M. Brlsson. Tben It occurred to me that the letter S was aa
Incomplete figure 8.
Going at once to the police ofllce, I
requested tbem to arrest the little
French girl whom Douglas had beea
with on the night of his murder, and
when sbe arrived at the police office 1
questioned ber myself. She came In
charge of a gendarme, frightened and
weeping, but, I fancied, on ber guard.
"Have you a lover?" I asked.
"No, m'sleu."
"Do you know any one expert with
the sword?"
"No, m'sleu."
Sbe preserved ber equanimity, bnt I
aaw that tbe question startled her.
"Did you ever aee a man cut or mark
the figure 8 upon an adversary'!
breast?"
Bhe turned pale and did not reply.
"Where Is Victor MorrelJ"
This broke her down. "I had nothing
to do with it," she cried. "He was Jealous of—the American. Do not bring
me to the guillotine, I beseech you."
I turned to tbe prefect ot police.
"The case Is ln your hand*," I aald.
"Find Victor Morrel."
"Where Is M. Morrel?" he asked of
the girl.
"Ob, I do not knowl  Spare me!"
"Take her away," said the officer to
the gendarme. "Sbe will finish ber career on tbe guillotine."
This waa too much for ber fidelity to
ber lover. "I do not know where he
Is," ahe said. "Yesterday he was ln
Marseilles."
Tbat evening Morrel was arrested ln
Marseilles and brought to Mentone for
trial He put on a bold front, feeling
sure that tbere were no witnesses of
the murder.
"M. Morrel," asked tbe prosecuting
attorney, "WBy were you ao foolhardy
ne to leave the figure 8 on the heart of
the man you killed?"
"I did not," tbe prisoner exclaimed,
paling.
"It looked like tbo letter S, bnt bnd
yon completed lt you would have made
an 8 of lt"
The prosecutor beld up the murdered
man's coat, on which had been cut tho
letter S. The prisoner fell back, clutching bis balr and moaning:
"I must havo been drunk.**
It appeared later that he had been
drinking heavily and was unconscious
of cutting tbe mark ho was accustomed to lenve on tbose bo worsted In
fencing. Ho was convicted, and before
I left France he was taken out of jail
one morning before daylight and guillotined. ALAN JAY rONDIB.
.f attrtelfod withcholorn nr imnimorcomplaint
of any kind send at once for n bottle of Br. J .1).
Kellogs'ii Dys. ntry ("ordinl end unti it accord*
Im,' to diroctlons. It nets with wonderful rapidity In snbdaina- that droadfal i i-enso that
weakons tboatrotif'ost mim and thut destroys
tho young aad d.-IIenio. Those who have ttnod
thischoleru medic uo -;iy lt nets promptly, and
3.:vor fails to oUect a tbor. .inch cure.
Hcfani to nan Rlikn.
Wife—Dou't you want to go shopping wltb me?
IltiRlinnd—No, thanks.
Wife—Vou don't love me.
Husband-Yes, I do. I love you so
much thnt 1 don't want to run the risk
of a permanent separation.—Judge,
THE  AFTER     EFFECTS   OFTEN   WORSE
THAN THE DISEASE ITSELF.
A Sufferer from the After Effects of
Typhoid Tells of His Deplorable
Condition—Appeared to be in
a Rapid Decline,
The after effeots of some troubles.
such as fevers, la grippe, etc., are
frequently more f-reriuus in their le-
sults than the oi-.g nal Illness, and
the patient is loft an almost physical week. In such oases us these
what is nec-t'ed s a tonic medicine,
to enrich the blne.il, strengthen the
nerves, and pm ui - system right Mr.
h. Barnbo-rdt, a ptosperous yaung
fanner living near Welland, Ont,, offers proof of the truth of these stat.-
menis. Air. Harnlialdt snys: "Som"
voars ago. while living in the United
States, I wns attacked by typhoid
fever, the after eft cts of which proved
more disastrous to my constitute in
than the fever Utelr. and for months
I was an amo-t total wreck. I ha.i
no appetlt -, wus haggard ami emaciated, and apparently bloodless. I had
violent and distressing headaches, and
my whole o>pp arance wus suggestlv
of n rapid decline. 1 U'li-,1 no U-fs than
three dot tors, hut ihey failed to benefit me. Att this junoture a friend if
mine mentioned my ease to another
physician, uml he suggested that I
should take a coins.- or Ur. Williams'
Pink Pills. I took lliis advice und
found it in..st satisfactory, Almost
from the outset the pile helped me,
and I contliuuil ttioli- u-e until I haj
taken about a uuzen boxes, when 1
felt myself fully i\s o:ed lo my former,
health, nnd my weight lnor nse.l to
165 pounds. I have enjoyed the best c-f
health ever since, and 1 will always
glv.s Dr. W.llianis' P'nk P.lis tin
praise they so richy deserve."
These pills are a eartnln cure for
the aft. r effects of fever, la grippe and
.pneumonia. They make new, r.ch, reel
blood and sticngihen the nerves from*,
first dose to las'l; und. in this way th y
cure such troubles as anaemia, neuralgia, rheumatism, heart weakness,
kidney and liver ailments, p-ulial paralysis, Et. Vitus dunce, etc. Tbey also
cute -the functional ailments thut make*
•the lives of so many worn n a source
of c:nsiant m sery, an-J bring the giow
of health to pule and sallow cheeica.
Other alleged tonic pills ar1' mere imitations cf th'is giefl't medicine, and tbe
buyer shoud see that the full nam-
"Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills for Pale
People," Is on every box. Sold by ail
dealers In med'eine or sent postpaid
at GOc a box, or six bnxes for $3.5*1,
by addressing the Ur. Williams Medicine   Co.,   Brockvilie,   Ont.
GO "WAY BACK AND SIT DOWN
and H un, Do you detect tha slightest defect as lo harmony, SWeelOOM or volume of
ion.-in any of tin- WILLIAMS* PIANOS wo
are more than pleased to Bhow you ?
You i,i.n but ucswi r in ihe cc*K*itive,
You will find nothing wro g with the case
des'gn or finirh cf the instruments either.
We handle Jill makes of organi und usually have a number of El-ightly used organ**
aud pianos for sale eher p.
Forrester & Hatcher,
Y. M. C. A. BLOCK, WINNIPEG
Eldridgo ikB" Sowing Machines.
TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STATEMENT
-()*.' THE-
NORTH  AMERICAN   LIFE
Assurance Company.
HEAD OFFICE: 112*118 KING STREET
WEST, TORONTO.
For tho Year Ended December, 31st, 1901.
Doe. 110,1'JJO,   To net Ledger Assets	
RECEIPTS.
Dee. ;il, liKll.   To Ciwh lor I 'reniiums   	
" "      To Cash Ineoine on Inve-tnient*,	
$8,778,6080(1
..   $832,988 ir.'
17U 4*>1 5li
l.lWMM *>3
DISBURSEMENTS.
Dee. ill, 1(101.   By Payment fur Denlh Claims, 1'rolite, etc	
" "      By ull other Payment*	
W,87J,!HJ4 IKi
$.lw: 1188 X,
391,808 TO
*4,l!'-l Ml 61
ASSETS.
Dec. 81,1901.   By Mortgages, etc  $1,200.-1-89 05
" Debentures (market value $747,205.991  787,848 64
"  Stocks und Bonds (market vathe $1,871.816.70,)  1,82&108 M
"   Real Estate, Including Company's building  410.9- u it
"  Loans on Policies, etc  278,827 44
" Loans on Stocks (nearly a!) on call)  .. 216,170 00
"  Gash in Bank and on   Hand  23,808 65
$4,184,809 lit
"  Premiums outstanding, etc. (le--*s cost of collection)   178,681 86
"  Interest and rents due and accrued  47,881 srj
rn-g-rntcful.
"Your constituents hnve arranged u-
give you a serenade."
"Well/' snid tlie member of congress
who hns grown Irritable, "I suppose
It's the consistent nnd proper thing to
do. My constituents nlways seemed
to derive n great deal of satisfaction
from keeping uie awake nights"-
Washington Star.
DYSPEPSIA AND INDIGESTION—0.
VV. Snow & Co., Syracuse, N. Y.. write:
t'loaeo send us ten gross of pllK Wo aro
tolling moro of Parmeloe's Pills thnn any
ither pill we keep.   Th y havo a great re; u-
ition for tho cure of Dyspcpsin nnd Livec
Jiinplaint." Mr; Charles A, Smith, Lind.
i y, writes: "! nrmoloc's Pills are an uxco ■
Jon medicine. MVslt'-rhaq b;en tronh'ed
with severe hiuC.he, but these plIU have
cured her."
II-pf   I,Mile   Hint.
She -shortened the shawl strap until
she wns able to fasten It to her arm.
"There!" she exclaimed. "If you're
nfraid I will get nway, you can hang
on to the bundle of that It will be
much more convenient than gripping
me by the arm aud also much pleus-
anter for me."—Chicago Post
Can Recomtnon ■ It. Mr. Enn-, Dmibcrry,
Tuscnrora, writes: "lam pleased to lay that
Du. Thomas' Klbciiuc Oii. i; till tlmt you
claim It to be, as ire havo been u.-im: It lor yean,
both internally and externally, and bavoahv.'iy.*,
received benefit from It3 uso. It U our family
medicine, and I tnko great pleasure iu recoai-
moudiinfit."	
Advice From  the Frecklpil  Fnnntlc.
"If you've got n rival In the b wee then rl
business." remarked the freckled fanatic,
"you never want to knock blm. It excites the girl's sympnthy for him. Wh.\*.
you want to do is to boost, boost, nnd
keep on boasting until she gets so tired of
bearing you slug his praises that Bhe
hates him."—Indianapolis Sun.
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator Is ptfas
ant to tuko; Mire ami efFoctuat in destroying
worms.   Many havo triod it witb bost l'ttsuJu..
Harry**  Perforuinncea.
Feu-ton—Harry takes a good deal of
horseback'exercise of late. I suppose
you hnve seen him tn the park.
Bent—Instead of horseback exercise
I should call it exercise on horseback.
Kenton—Whnl's the difference, pray?
Rent—Lots of difference. When a
man takes exercise on horseback, ho
only uses the Uorso's bnck us a platform for Ids acrobatic performances.—
Boston Transcript.
MINARD'S LINIMENT Lumberman's Friend.
A Hot-in fa Slliiu.
Tb« pnlu [yoduced by n hornet's
sting la (.iiisi'il liy n poison Injected
Into tlio wound, and so lustnntnnuous Is
its effect as to cause; tin." attack of tills
Insect to resemble a violent blow lu tbe
face.
V, hy /ro llmplnj nnd whlniriff nbont irror
onrna, wlien u2*ir.b,»tt oof H.41..iviiy'M*'i'rn('urc
will romovo thom7 (Jive i. a uml,and yon will
not resrot it.
Merely  For Ornamentation.
"Why did you let that young man
put his arm mound you?" dcuuuidiil
Iiit mother,
"Well, you see, my belt buckle
broke." answered the sweet foung
thing.
"What has that lo do with It?"
"Why, I'd look frightful without a
bell, wouldn't 17"—Chicago I'ost.
Ask for Miliard's anil lake no other
Ait Invmliil Cur.
The Saxon State Rallwayp hnve ordered the construction of an invalid
car for the transportation of patients
who can afford tl.o expense of such a
luxury. It is designed no as to pass
over all standard gauge roads    from
tho Russian border and Constantinople to tho extremes of Italy and
France, and when not required at
homo may be hired for uso on    any
railroad,   	
mi dim the Seal On.
"lie gave me n message to deliver to
brother George," she explained demurely.
"Was it necessary to kiss you ln order to do thnt?" demanded her mother.
"Yes." She answered; "it was a seal*
ed message."—Chicago I'ost,
W. \. U. No. 300.
LIABILITIES.
Dec. 31,1901.   To Guarantee Fund	
'•   Aasurnneu und Annuity Keservu Fund .
"  Deuth Louses awaiting proofs, etc	
tiA2l).77:l 38
$ (iO.OUUtt)
3.8US 229 II)
46,103 Ul
Net Surplus
3,913,332 01
1507,441 B7
Audited und found eon-eel.
J. **.'. LAKE, Audilor.
The financial position of the Company is unexcelled—its percentage of not
surplus to liabilities exceeds that of any other Home Company.
New insurnnee'issuod during 1901    f 8,620,007 00
Exceeding the best previous j-eur in lhe history of the Company by
over liulf -i million.
Insurance in force tit und uf 1UJ1 fnet'      27,977 794 00
PRESIDENT
JOHN L. BLAIKIE.
VICE-PRESIDENTS
JAS. THORJIUHN, AI. D., HON. SIR WILLIAM R. MEREDITH, K. C.
DIRECTORS
HON. SENATOR COWAN, K.O., L.L.D., C.M.fl. E. GURNEY, Esq.
J. K. OSIIORNE,  Es.|.
L. W, SMITH, Esq.., K.C., D.C.L.
D. McCRAE, Esq.; Guelph.
MANAGING   DIRECTOR
WM. McCABE, LL.B., F.I.A., F.S.8.
SECRETARY MEDICAL  DIRECTOR
L. GOLDMAN. A.I.A. ,1. THOKBURN, M.D., Edin.
Tho Report containing the proceedln s i>f the Annual Meeting, held on January 29th
lust, showing marked proofs of the continued pfoore*san 1 -olid poBltloa of the Company.
will be Kent io poiiey-liolders. Pomphloti) e.phirmiury of the attractive Investment of
plunsof tho Company, and a copy of ihe minimi report, showing its unexcelled Bnanolal
position, will be furnished ou application t„ the Hind Office, or any of the Company's
agencies.
S£uts
/OtoCf- /u*Hi/ JtivnJt/ <tnjw/fMHr' tuns
I Cure Pain*
The Dr. MoLnughlln Electric Bolt is ths
onlv never-failhn- cure for Klieiituatisni,
l*aiue lliu-k, Nervousness, Qeneral Debility,
I.oss of rower iu Voiine;, Ali'l.llo-itp-i-.l nnd
old Mon, Varicocele, Weak Hack und Kid-
iioys, Drains of Vitality. Wasted Energy,
Sleeplessness, Pains in Head, llaek, Uhost,
Shoulders and Limbs, l-'em.-ile Weakre-s,
Bearing Down I'mus and all those uilments
from which women suffer. It euros after
all other remedies bave failed,
I guarantee a euro if I say I can
cure.
I don't ask anyone to take
chances on my invention.
It doesn't cost you anything if I
fall.
I don't ask any man in imy tny appliance on a speculation.   I know that It «in
cine these troubles and I Wan I 111 v pay ouly
when the ours is complete, I don't ask you
to try it one month, nor two months, but
long oiimiu.il to cure you, and when I have
cured yini you ean pay in,.. If I fail in mv
ta«k It's my loss, not yours.   All you lose
is your tune, nml if mv Belt fails to cure
you yoti will havo the satisfaction of
knowing that the best, strongest nnd llnest
eloctrio body appliance in the world- ono
with 50,000 euro to Its credit has
failed, and thai there is no euro for you in
electricity.    Remember, my terms are PAY WHEN CURED.
fit AHTIflN__Hownri* of concerns offerings thin piece of felt
*Wa*m*aw at ■••FstW'**'***' „, a substitute for my cushion electrodes,
Those cheap coverings are used only to disguise their hare metal blistering
oloctrodes. They have to ho soaked in water, which quickly dries and
loaves tlioin without current. My cushion electrodes nro my exclusive invention and cannot bo imitated.
If you have ono nf these old-styje, blistering belts I will take it in trade
for one of mine. 1 do this not that tlio old licit is of any use, for It Is not,
hut to establish tbe value of my goods with pooplo who have been misled
hy tho false claims of conrerns soiling a cheap, worthless article. If yon
cannot call and test tho current Write for my beautiful Illustrated Hook,
sent sealed I It I.E.
DR. M. 6 MoLAUGHLIN, 130 Yongo Street, Toronto, Ont.
Offlco Hours -'J.i.m toiip.ni.   WeUaosda-fi and. Saturdayi, to3.30p.tn. ! MARYSVILLE  I
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Marysville lias a smelter building
Marysville lias two saw mills.
Marysville will be a payroll town.
Marysville is growing rapidly
If you would prosper buy  property in Marysville NOW.
The Marysville Tribune
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Finning is (*ood 111 Marysville.
Marysville Is enjoying lovely weather
I-'. W, Mitchell vlskcd Cherry Creek
on Sunday,
,las. Q.ilnllvtn drove to Windermere
litis wcclt.
C. E. Eald returned from Cr*ubicoit
on Tuesday.
The North Siar mine started to ship
again 10-day.
F. E. llalnes vlr.lted the North Btar
mine on Monday.
Mr. Violett of Fjrt S-.eele was in
town Ibis week,
Mrs. it. Dudley returned frcm Oranbrook on Tuesday.
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"Successor to McBride Bros."
The Oldest Established Hardware Dealers in East Koote-
lay.
Crai.brook, B. C.
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C. E. REID & CO.
D-uggiats and Chemists
We have Fine Perfumes,
Soaps and Etc. Toilet articles
Snd Sundries. Also a Large
Stock of stationery,
Archie Currle   returned   from Oran-
otook on Thursday.
j^rchle Leitch of Cranbrook   vlsiteo
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Cranbrcok, B. C.
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Embaltnor,     Cofflns      Cagfcfdi
. la  and all Funeral  Furulshlng   - on
on hand.
.-.i,.h and Mall 0 re   promptly at
do.   Open day an I    gilt.
Winter Schedule Effect on October
13 th.
A New Feature
Tourist Sleeping Car
on
Crows Nest Section
Leaves Kootenay Landing
East bound Tuesday and
Friday.
Leaves -Medicine Hut West-
bound Sunday and Wed-
uesdav.
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COSMOPOLITAN I
HOTEL •:■-:■  \
Miss LeSboriic of Cratibrock viiited
Kimberley ou Tuesday.
Mr. Foresight of Fort Steele visited
Maryaville tbis week.
Dan Ufquhart held service at Ferry
Creek on Monday evening.
Father Ouellette of Cianbrook called
on the Tribune this week.
Miss Rowan of Cranbrook, visited
friends in Klmberley this week,
Three cars of machinery and three
cars of Itou arrived on Thursday.
H. ftilev, one of Marysville's pioneers
left tor Windermere oo Wednesday.
A. K. Wait of Cranbrook, visited
Maryaville aad ltioioerlcy this week.
C. E. Raid & Co. has removed to the
-premises lately occupied by Norman
Hill.
The Sullivan Group fining: company
are calling for tenders, to put on the
corrugated iron.
William Bryant left for (-ranbrook on
Tuesday to take a position as cook at
Leltch lumber mill,
Mr. and Mrs. George Gousean of
Cranbrook, visited Mrs. K. Dudley of
Ivlwbeviey this week.
P Cntitley who has fccea working for
th*--. unelier company, returned to the
Windermere country or, Wednesday.
A party consisting ol F. W. Mitchell,
John McDjnaid, W. Mai'.in, G. Bossed,
C Q laostom visited B*eaueU'fl corral on
Ibuisday.
Miss Dudley of Kimberley, gave a
very pleasant evening's enjoyment to
a number of her Kimberley and Marys*
viiie friends on Tuesday evening
Corpus Christie will be held ^t the
St. Eugene mission to-morrow. There
will no doubt be a large crowd from
Cranbrook, Marysville  and Klmberley.
Al. Murphy, who has beeu in Cran-
brook hospital lor the past two weeks
with blood [foison in bis right arm bis
recovered nud returned to the .Nurth
Star.
El. Taylor of the North Star mine
visited friends ln Kimberley aud Marysville this week. He is thinking very seriously of taking up a ranch near Wood-
lawn In the near future. All Mr.
Taylory friends wish him aucccaa.
British Columbia News,
Rossland Miner : The Miner understands that developments of an Interesting and important nature are contemplated by the management of the Le
Rol No. 2 mine, the effect of wnich will
be to benefit the Goldtf:, City at home
and abroad.
Additional men nre being added to
the crew at the Le Hoi No. 2 dally.
rbese increases are nci iirge frcm day
to day, but. in the aggregate they will
be considerable.
We Understand tbat ccxt month will
see a most substantial addition to the
payroll of the mine as : lie outcome of
the Inauguration of a program, the details of which have not been announced
by the management.
At this particular juncture, when
.here Is a disposition in seme quarters
to take a pessimistic view of matters,
it is gratifying to report a move on the
pirtof one of the most Important
mines in the camp, which indicates
implicit confidence ln   be property.
Word from Nelson announces that
John Houston ia again lo enter Lhe
newspaper field In tha; city, on a larger
scale than eror, The efflce is to be
equipped with a complete engraving
plant and a feature Oi ihe new paper
will be its illustrations o! the many Interesting features c. the Kootenay
country.
The latest reports from Victoria are
to the effect that the Canada Northern
railway deal Is cff. When D-inamulr
discovered that he could not put the
land grant through the house, he undertook to compromise by striking out the
land grant and raising tne cash bonus
to $6,000 a mile. This did not suit
Cireen-xhiclds and he threw up the deal,
declaring thlt he could not raise a
postage .stamp on a charter which did
not give a land gram. Consequently
It Is pretty safe to forecast that the
Cicada Northern bill will be dropped.
The Coast-Kootenay still remains to be
dealt with.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby gives that the partner*
ship heretofore existing between A. K. Bale
i\nd A. J. Bmall, (underthe name of IJi* 1 -u &
Small) is this day dissolved by mutual con-
Bent. A. .1. Small retiring from the business
and a. K. Bale collecting all hills aud paying
all accounts
A. L". Dalo.
A. J.  Small.
May, 15th, 1902*
NOTICE.
Thero will he a meeting of Licence Commissioners held in Fernie, B, C, at Courl House,
ou 1utli, Juno, 1009, at 7 p. ru., to consider
the Following applications:
Beuowat, Aims Campbell, Kimberley, Kim-
berley Hotel.
Renewal, James M. Carroll, Kimberlevj
Ontario Hotel.
Renewal, John Gates, Klmberley, Boyal
Hotel.
Reuewal, Charles Vromon, Cranbrook,
Wentworth Hot«l.
Renewal, Joseph Brault. Cranbrook, Canadian Hotel,
Transfer from Charles Early to Jacob V.
Kink ol the Licence ol The Falls Viow Uutol,
Blaryevillo.
H.  W. BAKNKS.
I'biet Licence inspector.
arysville
OuGl.	
A. Bale, Prop.
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The Pioneer Hotel of the St, Marys Valley
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PUBLIC   INQUIRY   ACT.
Public notice Is hereby given thai n meeting of the Commission issutd to W. H. Bullock-^ eb»tflr, Esq., of NelBon, to hold en in
quiry Into lhe administration of the "Liquor
License Act 1900" in the Fort Steelo Licence
District, will be held,
At Moyie on 26th May, l!»0rj, atlO o'clock
ALSO    FIRST  CLASS   DINING ROOM IN CONNECTION.
At Elko on 97th May, 1003, at 7 o'clock
1003, at  10
iooa, ut
Mo country In the world presents a
better field for mining than Hritisli Col
u*nt)ia. Up to date over l&l mlllllons of
dollars worth of mluerala have been
dug out in this Province and tbe mountain's seem LO have onlv a few scratches
upon thetc. lu the future hiII!ons will
De taken out in B. C and the world
enriched thereby.—NewDenver Ledge.
p. ni.
At Pernio on the 20th May
o'clock a. m.
AtOranbrook ou thn 81st Muy
10 o'clock ii. m.
it Maryaville on the Snd June. 1003, a1
10 o'clock H. in.
At Kimberley on -ilh June, 1002, nt ID
o'clock a. m.
At Fort Steele on 5th June. 1002, at 2
o'clock p. m.
Of which all persons interested «ro hnreby
required to take notice end govern them-
eelres accordingly,
LH8TOCK R. FOBBB3.
Secretary to tbe Commissslouer.
Kimberley, B. O.iotlt Muy, l!"1^.
If you wish to prosper
Don't forget to patronize the merchants of the district.
PELTIER,   Of  Cranbrook,
Is the- nearest wholesaledea^r in
Liquors, Hay and Oats,
-     TO. THE TOWN OF MARYSVILLE.
J. R. DOWNES. Prop.,
CIUNDROOK, II. C.
the undcmigupcl Uanilli>j 4 Woll wish
■   n     iiatnraen anil tlie puhlic
|m    ,;■.;    Ol    MorCll
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I    ■;.    ed I v mntual i
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:, :,:■ ol bbe  i.i'l Brm.
Paul Hai >
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•/ iryavllle, D. C  March 31el  1002
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•: Boom iu Bast Kootenay
;jj     Good Tublo and every   ao- i,
','[ commodation. g
'     Amerloau   drinks   Leading®
• brands of Liquors aud Schliti: ®
',, Famous Beor  dleuorised   by §-.
® tho popular ber tender, C'h:i-i 8
(ji Arniutrong.
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Beale & Elwell,
Moyie    News.
From the Movie Leader—
V.-Deaaiilnier Is 115 Cranbrook on business today.
Tne St. Eugene company has over 25
men on Its payroll al i^r- present  lime.
Mr. act! Mrs K\ Li-vler left for Cran
brook Monday to remain for some time.
Mr* and Mts. El Hill were down to
Cranbrook Tuesday t-i attend th-i Daci -
elors' bail.
It In reported that Rerk.McK-sll wae
killed oear th*: Porto Hico mine at Vniir
a lew days tigo.
The political meeting wisicb was called by the Liberal association tor last
Wednesday evening was pbstpoaad Indefinitely.
C. R Palmar, of Palmer's p^erleis
Pants fams, w;:s in town Tuesday. Pa«
Lmer Is a hu tier, md never lets the
urais (,tow under his fee: ffhsn uc Is
outf jr biz.
There sepms to bo no truth in the report that James Cronln h-id sold his mining Interests In northern California for
■i lar»e figure. Mr Cronin will be back
:o .Movie about the first of June.
Tt Is likely that the Moyie Lumber
Co.'a milt will be rtgaln started running
next week- The broken Bbaft aud cyll
oder heads were repairt.il at Nelson,
therefore tbt delay in sending East was
avoided.
Notaries,    Insurance,
General  Agents.
antl
Klmberly Towusito Ropresontivoa.
Marysrllle, B. ('.
NOTARY PUBLIC.
Is of papers drawn ffnd RfgiBtci
... niL-1 Minea
Ko offioe Mary-avIUo-
[co at Craubrook, also.
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Trade Marks
Designs
COPYniGHTS Ao.
ukrlrli nnd iloPfTlpflnn mray
rid iy<*
Mining iNotcs.
The Rand i;old output last month was
110,488 ounces,
The I-.e Hoi is fighting the Great Northern over freight rates and the hlp,b
price of cok?, and has cut down ship
ments In consequence to the amouot
neoesbary to cover development ex
penses, until cheaper ratesare granted.
The Free Miner's Incense is no longer required by working miners In tbe
Klondike-, as only property holders arc
now required to take them out. Toe
liceuse ln tlie Yukon costs $10 a year.
The Shwanijran Fall* Power Cum.
pany, • hlch is famishing electric
energy for Montreal, bns let a contraoi
for 2<v>o miles of nlmnlnum wire to be
used on Its main llDe. The aluminum
will be made and the wire drawn at
Shwanlgau Palls by the IMtuburp R ■
dnotion Co. Thin s hi largest sluml-
num order ever placed In Canada.
The valun. of diamonds for lodustrl I
purposes depends larnely on the shape,
h'or borlujr and drilling round hard
stones arc. preferred. For wire draw.
iPK a Hat stone is suitable; for stone
sawinj; angular diamonds are consider*
ed to be the hest.
Tbe Ii«advllleoutput for the namvh
of May will amount to 8*>,ooo tons
Pbls is tbe heaviest output for a long
time, and Ki.ooo tons ever ihe April
production.
The North Star mine In Bist Koote*
nay commenced shipping last t»eek.
The production will be 40 ions a day
i    There  Is   a   strike on   al   the   East
Port Steee hems.
From theTrdspector.
Nurse Bath Poison, matron at the IHa
mond .lubilee Hospital at Fort Steele,
r-as tendered her resignation to the
Board of Directors to take effect on .-.Sib
of June.
Tbe Kootenay river rose twelve Inches
In tlie past twenty four hours ending at
6 p. m. Friday, The rise today will be
considerable as every tributary stream
Is adding its quota to the angrv volume
of water that is Sowing in tbe Kootenay i
Les'ie Bill, C. E * has been appointed
attorney fjr ibe Hastings  Exploration
Syndicate. It is reported that Mr. Hill
will visit South eaat Kootenay during
tlie coming month ou tour of inspection
of properties owned by ihe ootnpauy,
and locntcd near the North Star ami
SuiMvan mines.
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~:FOR SALE:-
House and  Lois adjoining   Town?iie
of Marysville Cheap,    Apply to
Kelsey Bros., Marysville.
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G.-R. LB ASK,
THE CONTRACTOR,
Good    Work.     Good     Material
and tho Prina.
Maryscille, B   O,
iy"A'-i £ •>*?. wi ••J>» V"W'i'^*"'4*<''>'<Ff$W
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MarjSYille Liverj
PAUL H.-s.N'Di.KV, Proprietor,
Teams and Drivers, Pack
Horses and SaJdie Horses furnisher! for any point in the district.
MarrsvUta .ir.il Klmberly
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Pieper & Currie,
Dealers in Paints, Oils,
Glass and Wall Paper.
Painters, Paper Hangers and Decorators,
Marysville and Cranbrook.
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P. BURNS & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail
MEAT   MERCHANTS.
Fresh and Cured Meats,   Fresh
Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply the hist.    Your trade ia solicited.    \V<: havd markets in all  the principal towns cf Brltlrh Columbia.
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Send to—
REID & CO., Cranbrook,
For overalls, boots and sh.es, rubbers,
underwear, hats, caps, and everything
a man wears
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Fernie   News.
From the Freo Proiig—
Rev A DannofElko and Morrlssey
•A'-i'. |n t •■ n this notfli tlie ^.nest of Mr.
F .1 Watson
Geo. Cody has re<;<**lvp(l the contract
for clearlhj.1* ihe new recreation grounds
and will be^hi operations as soon as the
water is lo* enough,
F. C Malpjih, of Victoria, has been
appointed to th** position of rnnnaper of
'Up I fra) hranch of th<* bank of C- uimrcri^
Mr ,1 Kty ijas not yet .ecr.lvtd word
of where he will be transferred to.
■tc
The.
Scientific Ernes-lean,
Btiealoi
W!UNfUCo.3s,Bro^*Newycrk
"*'» F ft« Waahlngttr T' '
i Ofllce,
, V. c
i iTelcna   *mehcr.
in Eaitt Kootenay will he op»
the 1st of June,
Greai   Mining   Work.
Sim PompelJle the well known  pros
pector was seen in Qcanbrooh the otlier
day by a Tribune man.   Mr. Pom pell ie
snid, thai during tbe winter he bad been
DOUGLAS   LAY,   A   R  S.  M.
Licensed Provincial Assayer
Lite analytical cheraUl and control
assayer to the N-nih Mine company,
limited.
Every Description of Mineral Analysis.
Prompl  Attention to  Samples bj   Aitill
-n nd i xpross.
Offlee and Laboratory.
Kootanay St. Nelson, R, C
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:-:THE ELEVATOR:-:
moneill & olayton
TEAS (rum 45c. lo (i5c, Mocha and
Java, Coffee Butter and Eggs,
Biscuits and Confectionery. We
also will soon have (irccn Onions,
Radish and Lctllce fresh from
the hoi house.
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W, F, GURD,
B.irr star, Solicitor, Etc.
Cranbrook ami .Marysvlll, B. C.
..titer   trout  **bl
.on frtjtj wl.i.tlipr nt
ol.nt.lv p.'. titliblo.   Cumniunlcii.
.:l l.'ti.. il. lli.firlhnoboil I'nl.-iits
■y for BeourttiR patonu.
"    "Sntfiii' """ll,°   \ niaguatH" have refused to recognize thel l*1 Minneapolis In some claims on Luke
j union  acil every man on the jib h:n iCieek with the re«nlt of the forming of
. ,,,      been called out. Tl ... ,
^VSHtXt JSSSHJSJf   I    It Is reported tbat the Sullivan   mine  Company.   This company villi speml  a   ^.
ed  op on i large sum of money on their properties  *-*j*-*g
I this year Mr. Porupellle says. (JmTk*
Feed, Sale and Livery Stab'o-
Pack Hor-es Furni*jhe . at any
timo.
, !„■ ..... ,*irr-   ..,.. liatsl VVill take Contracts for any kind
of teaming.
Luke Creek  Gold  Copper  Mining   Marysville
B.  C.
. . '...'.■ VI. .....M.....V
• •■•.,* j. •■■ t-:\; •!•!•••• *XSx!*!-$<5<5<!)
CHINESE IAUNDRY
Clothes Washed at the Low
etit Prices and Good
Work Guaranteed.
KWONC I'lIONG.
.♦...•...* i..... •'. .j....»• ■'.i^y.)vfiV/^^sXV/vtViV)
. v •••.".• .••;■ •>• ■ .i?<.W£®srgr<!i®§®Sf$
M4«^-»j^M*M««ft«*M««**«
W. F. TATE,
Watchmaker and Jeweler.
OOU.inl Wiite'i   luspi-clur lor the C. P. B.
Cranbrook, B. C
******-*****j>±***v********
NOTICE.
Notice te hereby given that all persons cutting Green or Dry wood co the
lowniltc will be prosecuted unless they
can produce a permit from the Townslte
agents. Permits may te obtained by
applying at the towot-ite i nice and pay
Ing SO cents a curd in advance, By
Older.
The Marysville Townslte and Development Company.
Simpson Si Hutchison,
Soie Agents
(f tV-.,
...,.r.,.1-.,.*,.,..i1-...-i....r.>
East Kootenay Hotel
Cranbrook.
PETER MATHESON, Propiietor.
Whon you  nvo hungry   «nd want a good
ra«jai.  Oo to the East Kootenay.
\\ lieu you are tiivd and want 0 rest.   Go to
the Bast Kootenay.
Whtn you are thirsty and want a drink.   Go
to the Eest Kootonay.
In fact when you are in Cranbrook.   Stop a
the East Kootenay.
*i^*4-*#'**#*****#r#'#-^^##**«*#
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