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 (The   UWarysville
VOL  1.    SO.  i}3
$2.00   PER   YEAR
Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Geo. A, Cox, President. B E. Walker, Gen. Man'gr.
Paid up capital, $8,0,00,000.    Rest, $2,000,000    Total resources, $65,000,000.
A general banking business transacted.  Deposits received.
London. "England" Office 00 Lombard Street.
Cranbrook Branch    hubert haines, ■>%.
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A few more Bicycles at cost from S23 to $36. A car
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 .
Remember the
Pioneer Hardware Morolmnt,
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. *
The Big Store.
The Big Stock.
The Big Bargains.
; Fort Steele Mercantile Co., Ltd., Cranbrook.
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A Proof....
of the business we are doing Is tbe amount of goods we are uslngy Besides our big opening stock we received a big car just three days before
Christmas. This has been sold and another car has been ordered and should
arrive aoout the first of Febrnary.
D m't fcrget lhat our Mr, Miner ice, flue repairing and upholsteing
OUR MOTTO: Honest Oooda, Honest Prloes, Honeat Dealing.
The Kootenay Furniture Company Ltd.
J. P. FINK, Manager. *   ."*    Cranbrook
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The   Royal Hotel
This hotel is now open and ready for guests.
H. D. McMillen, formerly with the Cranbrook Hotel, is
the proprietor, and he proposes to have
For an Additional Industry
in This Section.
Properties    at    Blairmore  are   Being
Investigated   By   Eastern
From Cianbrook Herald.
The Herald bas always maintained
that for diversity of minerals and natural resources, the district lying along the
line of the Crows Nest railway cau not
be equalled on tbe American continent,
and that all tbat is needed to bring the
riches of this country to the front, is
Capital, judiciously Invested. It is genet ally conceded that, compared witb
other uiiuiug cotialrieSt the development
of this section bas been remarkably
slow, notwithstanding tbe fact tbat in
possessing tbe immense coal fields of tbe
Crows Nest Pass Coal company and the
rich silver-lead deposits of the St. Eugene. North Star and Sullivan mines,
tbis district has gained a reputation
which is world wide. But, as a rule, legitimate propositions of sufficient size
can generally find capital waiting to be
invested, and in ihe following article
taken from the Nelson News, it would
seem that the signs of the times are
surely pointing thia way:
T, G Proctor has returned from Montreal and other eastern points* Iu an interview with a D-iily News reporter Mr.
Proctor admitted that the had been successful in the matter of disposing of his
coal and iron holdings at a profitable
figure, but pending the completion of
tbe transaction he did not feel warrant"
ed in making public the details.
With respect to the Blairmore coal
fields, however, he had no objection to
announcing tbat work upon a considerable scale will be undertaken at ouce.
Engineers are now nn the ground for
the purpose of making a thorough examination of the property in order to
ascertain the extent of the various seams
and to estimate tbe coal available for
coking and steam purposes. The result
of their examination wilt doubtless be
the immediate establishment of coke
ovens on a considerable scale, and the
shipment of steam cjoI. All the preliminary tests of tbe coal, both for coking and steam purposes, bave been of a
highly satisfactory nature, and, by some
of the principal eiperts, the coke already produced bas been pronounced
equal to any on the market.
Tbere is, however, much work of a
development nature to be done and
diamond drilling aud tunneling will be
proceeded with to prove the property,
and before long Blairmore m -y become
as important a point as Fernie.
Mr, Proctor says there is no difficulty
in interesting eastern capitalists in legitimate enterprises that are sufficiently
large, but for capital for prospects, and
for mining on a small scale, especially
under the present conditions, a halt appears to have been called.
Mr. Proctor aud his associates, Messrs.
V. Hyde Baker and R. E Fisbburne,
are to be congratulated If tbey bave been
successful iu adding another industry
to Kooleuays string, and the progress of
the eastern capitalists will be watched
with Interest.
Simpson's   Trip   to   the  Coast.
Cranbrook Hearld.—
We have gotten as far as Nelson and
will leave here tonight for the coast.
The weather bas turned just right for a
trip of this kind, and both Fink and
myself are having a good time. Jake is
a lately converted kodak fiend, and he
wants to take a picture hi everything in
sight. He started from Cranbrook with
a dozen rolls of films and before the
boat reached Nelson be nas kicking because be had not taken all Beatte had
in stock. He had photographed It d ars
and Dagoes, mountains and rivers, boats
and bridges, and just before we leached
Nelson I found bim in an agumin
with a photographer as to tbe lust way
to take a mountain view .11 a dying
light. I told tbe man afier*ai(l that
Jake was the best amateur phUographet
in Toronto, aud tbe cbap heuvtd a sigh
of relief aud aaid, "I whS lucky nut 10
s'»y much, or I might have put my loot
in it."
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Ou our train we met C. P. Hill, tbe
iron magnate of Kitchener, Charley
has just returned from a vacation o'
pleasure, and i- would do a stoic good lo
hear him talk about bis experiences-,
"Say, boys," aatd the irreslstable, "after
chasing over the hills in the Kootenays
for 10 years, eating bacon and beans, it
was quite a change to hit tbe trail for
the effete east, and play up against civilization for awhile. And maybe you
think I didn't go ag >iubt the game good
and strong. I told my old dad when I
left home iS years ago, I would never
come back until I had $50,000 and waa a
32 degree Mason. Well, tbe old lad was
glad to see me, I tell you, and he thinks
I am it, now. I visited New York, Phil
adelphia, Washington, and spent some
time in Florida, aud made a short trip
to |tbe old country. I put up at the
Waldorf-Astoria in New York, and got
right into the bunch. Attended grand
opera, bad my auton* ibtle every morning, and lived like* prince. And apeak-
ing of a prince, I was fortunate enough
to make a good friei d In Washington
while calling at tht German embassy,
and through her courtesy I was given
every privilege when Prince Henry visited tbe United States. I dined on the
German yacht .j .and attended tbe big
banquet given fn tfkt prince's honor in
New York. No, I "fuess I wasn't a
peach right in tbe Center of the fruit
basket. At Washington the treasury
officials did the grand by me, and I bad
an opportunity to see bow Uncle Sam
bandies tis great volume of money.
While there, I was offered a nice position at $5000 a year, and traveling expenses, but declined. I gave a dinnet in
Washington to Vnlted Stated Senator
Clarke and a few inure millionaires-
had eight men around the table worth
from one million up. Clarke told me
that be guessed bis revenues were the
largest tbe last year v.' any man living.
Money is easy for ai:y investment except in British Columl'M, nnd you can't
find o dollar for use here. The government has killed the province in the
money ceuters, aud j the Lord knows
wben there will be a change " Mr. Hill
was asked about tbe iron situation and
tbe rumor of tye steel trust taking bold.
"It's all hot air. Tbere Is nothing iu it
at present. That talk looks like a boost
for some of the neighboring claims. I
am going to do the assessment on my
claims and hike out for a year.1' The
train reached Creston,and Mr. Hill took
himself, and the latest Broadway clothes
into the woods of the junction town.
James Cronin, wife aud boy were on
the train enroute to Nelson for a day or
two. He spent the winter in California
witb his family, and is back in Moyie
getting the St. Eugene in shape, although there is no prospect of operating
the property anywhere near soon. A
few years ago Mr. Cronin rede inlo East
Kootenay on a cayuse, and it was a poor
cayuse at that. Through a fortunate
combination of circumstances, good
Irish shrewdness, knowledge of his business and a big stock of energy, be landed himself ut the head of the St. Eugene
Mining company, owning the best lot of
silver-lead claims on the American continent. Money bas made no difference
in Jim Cronin. He is the* same sociable
cbap, with no airs, a great home man,
and is happy in tb* possession of a
charming wife. Some say, "Lucky Jim
Cronin," but 'Persistent Jim Cronin"
would be more applicable. Talking of
the miuing situation, Mr. Cronin told
tbe Old Man that with '.lie wot in Sooth
Africa closed, he looked for a change
for the better in the lead market, whicll
would have a good effect on the situation in British Columbia.
Wben the train reached Kootenay
Landing, Danny Murphy, who was on
the engine, said, "Well, we had the
Crows Nest hoodoo on board, yet we got
through all right."
Strathcona  Sends  $1000  to  Decorate
Canadian Grave**.
An Ottawa dispatch says: Lord
Strathcona has contributed 81,000 towards the fund for tbe erection of distinctive memorials In South Africa on
the graveB of deceased soldiers. The
subscriptions now amount to 8*3,904.
Col. Plnault, deputy minister of militia, will leave to night for Quebec to
be present at the Inspection of the
coronation contingent before tbey sail.
All vacancies wbich were left open
until noon June Tcb, by regiments wbo
had not sent men bave ceen filled. Tbey
were about six ln number, aad were
filled by two men from tbe Queen's Own
Toronto, one from the 43rd D. C. >">. R ,
Ottawa, one from tbe 05tb regiment,
one from tbe 8th Royal Miles, and one
from the Victoria R 11 s, Montreal.
The Lethbridge Bpys Complain of Roughness at the Lacrosse Match.
Cranbrook Herald —
The last issue of tbe Lethbridge News
contained a very complete writenp of (he
lacrosse match ill this city last week be
tweeu the Lethliriilge Hurl Cranbrook
teams, in wbich the Lethbridge boys,
while speaking in tbe most flattering
manner of the treatment received while
here, anil highly complimenting tbe in-
dividual work of our boys, complained
bit'erly of the roughness Indulged iu bv
tiie Cranbrook players, saying that it
wns impossible for '.heir learn to retaliate, ns ii wns something new to ihem
This may be true, but judging from lhe
number of Cranbrook boys who were
wearing tbeir ribs in slings, to say nothing of bruised arms and legs, and the
further lact that the only man put on
the fence for rough and unfair use of the
stick was a Lethbridge player,"the complaints of tbe boys of Lethbridge sounds
to us like the second scene of a cheap
hop dream, and we are of tbe opinion
that for amateurs in the art of roughness
the range riders are not too dusty
However, they won a hotly contested
game strictly on their merits, and nothing but the best of feelings prevail at
this end of tbe line, mingled witb a determination to make the prairie boys
look like thirty cents when our team
goes down tbere to play the return
game. ,
The     Boers     Cheer    the
Secret    History   of  the    Negotiations
for Peace.   Krngercan
Thousand Boers Cheer Britain*. King.
London June 6,—Lord Kitchener in a
despatch from Pretoria, announced that
the British commissioners In the various
districts report tbat 1,154 Boers laid
down their arms yesterday. Afterwards the commissioners addressed tbe
H„*rs who gave three heatly cheers for
King ICJward. The best possible relations exist ocivrcen the Boers and the
British arid there has been no hitch ln
tbe proceedings anywhere.
DeWet's   Loyal  Words.
Vredefort Road, Orange River Colony, July 0— General Christian DeWet,
addressing the Inmates of the concentration camp have explained the circumstances leading to the termination
of hostilities and urged the burghers to
do their utmost to show Great Britain
wbat good colonists the Boer can make.
The speech made a favorable Impression. I'eneral DeWet'* wife will rejoin
the general here today.
Mr. Balfour's Optimism,
Rt. Hon A. J. Balfour, the government leader ln the ht/ise of Commons,
ln a speech at a bat quel in Loudon to -
night, referred to the Sou.!1 African
war. He said the load was oul/ thoroughly realized now that lt had bee .
removed and that peace bad not been
bought by un-necessary concessions.
Mr. Balfour said te believed the terms
ot peace possessed every element of
certainty, permanence and stability,
and that a new and happier era bad
dawned ln South Africa.
'To have acted npon tba advice of
Lord Rjsebery and Sir Henrj Campbell*
Bannerman." tbe speaker, '-and bought
peace at tbe price of complete amnesty
would have been to pat a premium on
rebellion, while to have negotiated with
Mr. Kruger and his advisers would hare
been a mistake."
Mr. Balfour aald be could respect the
lighting burghers, bnt not tba Cape
rebels. The contention tbat peace
might Dave been secured long ago was
untenable because General Botha tben
demanded ludependence. "It would
bave been absolutely foolishness," added Mr. Balfour, "to have given np
everything at once for an absolute government." Mr. Balfour devoted the
latter part if his speech to ridiculing
the divided counsels of the Liberal
Secret History of Peace Negotiations.
There is still no doubt luformation
respecting tbe formation of a British
shipping combination with the Cunard
line as tbe central and strongest link.
Canadian tfllclals are sanguine In their
forecasts of tbe ultimate success of the
movement, and Lord Strathcona Is
zealously supporting It, but lt Is not yet
clear whether tbe aJmirably and board
of trade will commit themselves to a
policv of paying subsidies ou au enlarged scale Sir Christopher Furuess and
other shin owners are making strenuous
efforts io Induce the Cunard company
to break off negotiations with Morgan
and to assume the leadership In national
Interests, but there is no evidence of a
powerful combination yet In sight, nor
has an organizer of sufficient force
been discovered for a determined fight
iu defence of the British maritime Interests. The cooperation of the Dominion government is confidently predicted by Canadian officials If the British government will pledge Itself to
take up ln earnest the cause of an Independent commercial marine. Gerald
Balfour is displaying more mtcrest in
the matter than Lord Sbclbournc. Apparently this proposed British shipping
combine will not be so comprehensive
as at one time seemed probable, it la
stated tbe Allan Hue does not at present contemplate entering it but will
remain an active competitor outside,
unless fresh developments, now Improbable, arise.
Arthur Balfour paid a well deserved
tribute to Lord Kitchener la the Coin
mons, and Sir Henry (Jampbell-Banncr-
inan cordially supported him laying
stress upon the ability shown ln the negotiations of peace. The secret history
of the negotiations Is slowly coming to
light. Kitchener was mote flexible and
merciful than Mlluer throughout the
conference with the Boer leaders.
Milner Is now alleged to bave opposed
strenuously the language compromise,
and Chamberlain la believed to have
supported him. It Is also stated the
cabiuot ->as divided ou the subject, aod
Hicks Beach warmly advocated Kitchener's views. Some of these reports are
wltnout doubt exaggerated, bnt Kitchener's Ideas prevailed, lt is safe to assume, wben the language compromise
was effected,   Tbe man of Iron, ln tie
long run, was tbe most flexii 1* lnstru
ment for the negotiations of peace
Whatever may have been the temporary differences of opinion in the cabinet
It Is now united ln defence of the treaty
and Is supported by public opinion.
Brltiao Thanks Lord Kitchener.
The war office ba* cabled congratulations to Lord Kitchener, on the
energy, skill and patience with which
he conducted the loog campaign ln
South Africa, and asked bim to communicate to their troops tbe government's profound sense of their spirit of
endurar.ee, bravery and discipline, aud
also of their humanity, shown throughout tbe trying period.
Lord Kitchener replied, oo behalf of
the army In South Africa, tendering Its
sincere thanks for the congratulations
of the government which receive with
great satisfaction.
Kruger   Can   Return.
The organ of Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain, the Birmingham Post,
says, thai on arc mnt of bis age
and infirmities, tbe British government
has waived Its claim for the acknowledgement by Mr. Kruger of British
sovereignity over the Transvaal and
has guaranteed to all Boer delegates
In Europe a safe conduct to their homes
lu South Africa.
Boer   Prisoners   at   Bermuda.
Hamilton, Bermuda, the Boer officers
who have been living ln tbe prison
camps on the Island near here, have
been allowed their liberty, on parole.
Several of them came ashore here today and were Interviewed. Generals
Cronje, Weasels, Both, and others were
extremely reticent; but, they said they
were glad the war was over and wonld
be delighted to get back to their homes.
It is understood tbat tbe rank and file
of the Boers will be allowed ashore lu
batches of ten. Tbe officers have been
Invited to an "at home" at tbe government house.
Cranbrook News.
This Young Town Almost
Completely   Destroyed.
From the Herald-
Stanley McLeod, nn apprentice in lhe
C. P. R shops, met witb a painful accident Saturday. While operating a
circular saw, his hand came in contact
witb it, and as result two of bis fingers
were nearly severed. Dr. King dressed
tbe wound, and Mr. McLeod is getting
along nicely.
Mrs. Home and H. W. Home, mother
and brother or Edgar Home, th -. bookkeeper at tbe Fort Steele Mercantile
company, arrived from Oak Lake, Man ,
Sunday, for a visit in Cranbiook. H.
W. Home leaves this week for points
further west, but Mrs. Home will spend
the summer bere.
J. P. Fink and Old Man Simpson are
iu New Westminster this week representing Key City lodge I O. O. P, of Cranbrook, and Wiidey lodge I. O. O. F. of
Moyie, at the session of tbe grand lodge,
which convenes on the nth. During
the Old Man's absence this paper is lefl
to Ihe tender mercies of The Herald
force, who will transact all business
(except the paying of bills) and receive
ail money that may be forthcoming.
Differences of opinion of a serious nature
will be referred to "Mooch," the office
bull dog.
W. II, Wilson, a jeweler and optician,
of Montreiil, lias opened a store on Armstrong avenue, opposite Dr. Barber's,
and is putting in a very attractive stock
of goods. Mr. Wilson is a young mnn,
endowed witb plenty of ambition anil
energy, mill realizes the possibilities of
this western country and tho town of
Craubrook, and Tile Herald bespeaks for
him a generous share of the business of
the district.
Kev. flowering, who lias been lhe pastor of tlie Methodist church In this city
for the past two years, resigned his pastorate ami left last Wednesday for Vernon, where he will assume charge of lhe
church at tbat place. His successor,
Rev. S. J. Thompson, anived from Kir.
lo Saturday, and pleached abis opening
sermon Sunday. Monday evening u reception wns tendered him m the church,
by the members of the congregation
wheu lie was formally welcomed to his
new field of labor.
Last Saturday afternoon an loquest
was held on the body of Alfred T. Martin, the mining expert who met bis
death by falling from the east bound
passenger train near Fort Steele Junction, two weeks "ago. Coioner Moffat
had charge of the inquest, and the jury
was composed of Messrs. W. T. Reid.J
R. Dowues, W. A I'rest, W. P. Tata, A.
E. Watt and Dr. Dell. After considering ail tbe evidence available, a verdict
of accidental dealt, was rendered.
George nremuer returned frtJm I.etb_
bridge Friday, accompanied by Mrs.
Bremner and little daughter Bessie, who
have been visiting relatives theie for
the past few weeks. Mr. lireuiner says
the recent high water in the Belly rive.
created mi immense amount ofdnmuge
around Lethbridge, aud that Ihe loss iu
ptoperty and stock will amount to
thousands of dollars, and will be a severe blow to tbe ranchers living in the
bottom lands near the town, as some of
tbem not only lost their houses and
farm buildings, but every bead of stock
they possessed.
Many   Families    are    Left    Destitute*
as   a   Result   of   the   Ca*
Frcm Cranbrook Herald.
Tbe growing j otfug town of Michel, r.
coal mining center a lew miles east ,,t
Fernie, was almost completely wipe.'
out by fire .Monday afternoon.
Peon* tbe meagre information obtainable at this time, it appenifl lhat the*
fire originated In the flat across tbe
river from tlie town, where ground wan
being Cleared for the erection of new
cottages by tbe coal company, and
spread from that point on up the river,
crossed, and then burned down the opposite side to tbe tresidence portion.
In a very shoit time, aud before the citizens of the town were aware that the
fire had reached their side of the river, a
bouse on tbe outskirts of tbe town was
in flames, and although Heroic efforts
were made without avail to stop tbe
flames ut this point, tbe fire waft rapidly
. jit. .'luuicited to the more thickly populated portion of tbe town, and before
the flumes were finally extinguished, 24
bouses were buruei. to the. grouuf,
The buildings were all frame structures,
built closely together, and several narrow escapes from loss of life are reported, while in numerous instances the inmates escaped without even sufficient
Mrs. John Fraser, who came to Cranbrook the next day, and whose busbsnd
has charge of the company store at
Michel, in speaking of tbe fire, said tbat
tbeir bouse was one of the first to go,
and tbat tbey lost everything, aa Mr,
Fraser's store contained a vast amount
of explosives, wbicb it was necessary to
bury, and he could devote no time to
the saving ol his own property.
The immense new tipple just completed by the coal company, although in a
blaze In several places, was saved after
much hard work, aad tba C. P. R. station owes its existence today to one of
tbe locomotives wbicb tbraws continuous stream of water os the building.
Tbe saving of tbe depot was tbe direct
means of saving a number of residences,
which are clustered around it.
The women and children wbose homes
were destroyed by the fire, are being
cared for bv tbeir more lortunate neighbors, while the men are living in cut«
furnished by tbe railway company,
Most of tbe buildings destroyed were
tbe property of the coal company, ami
tiie loss, whicll will be considerable, 11
not known at tbis lime.
Another Railroad  Road Bill.
Viciurla, B. C. Juue 7th.—George
Koenlg, t ner of the 8bawul(ran Laker
bote], forty miles aijove Victoria, ct nt-
mltted suicide tr.-Jay by drownljg 1*1 u -■
self in to the lako, It is believed tr»-
It was due to financial *i DUllie ctccaslo -
ed over the construe.Ion of the ne*'
hotel, whkh will be opened at once.
Tue Kitmaai-llizetton railway till
passed lhe second reading today, Its 10
Tbe public accounts committee rt 0
ommended the payment of the men
employed on tbe Princeton court hcu-o
whom tbe contractor swindled out ef
ihelr wages, but It was ruled out by tlm
'[.enker, as involving the expenditure
of public money.
The Immigration bl.I. similar to tl.ai
disallowed last year, passed Its second
reading unanimously, lt will exclude
J..[,sand Chinese on the educational
Col.   Arthur   Lynch.
London June, 7.—According to
a news agency Col. Arthur Lyn-h,
fought with Ihe Boers In South Africa,
and wbo was elected in November 10
represent Galway in the bonta of commons, and who, it was announced la-t
night in a dispatch to the Associated
Press from Paris, had decided to go to
London early next week and attempt to
take his seat In tbe house, will not be
allowed to carry ont bis Intention but
will be arrested on tbe charge of treason Immediately after landing In Bug.
land. A sharp watch la being kept fer
Col. Kynch, and If ha reaches Westminster it will be by strategy,
Qcsi Which Oae.
The Tribune $2.00 a Year
Craubrook Herald—
A local botel man claims to kuo- personally every traveller ou tbe road who
stays at his bouse. The other morning
a clergyman arrived on Ihe train and
while registering his name the hotel
men inquired, "And wbat line do you
travel for?" "Oh, I'm in the spiritual
line," replied the clergyman. Thinkit g
he was a liquor trsvetler ens-seed in
selling spirits, tbe hot immediately
asked, 'Say, isn't it hell bow gin's gone
up Intel}?"
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a By Alexandre Dumas   0
There was a rich and powerful king
who had n daughter remarkable for her
beauty. When this princess arrived at
an age to be married, he caused ti proclamation to be made by sound ot n trumpet nml bv,plaeards ou all the walls of
his kingdom to tho effect that all tho.M?
who had aay pretention to her hand
were to assemble in a widespread meadow.
Her would be suitors being in this Why
gathered together, the princess would
throw into the air a golden apple, and
whoever succeeded in cat Oh lug it would
theu have to resolve three problems, after doing which he might marry the
princess and, the king having uo Ron, inherit tho king loin*
On the day appointed the niCOtjng took
place. The princess threw the golden apple into the air. ami it fell Into the hands
of a young shepherd, who was the hand-
Boniest but at tho same time the poorest
or nil the competitors.
The lirst problem given him to solve
certainly as d: Hi cult as a problem hi
mathematics, \\ as this:
Tin- king hid caused 100 bores to be
shut up in 11 stable, lie who should succeed in leading Uiem out to feed upou
thu meadow where the meeting was being beld the next morning and conduct
them all back to the stable the next
evening would have resolved the lirst
The   shepherd   immediately   took   his
way to the forest to meditate there oa
the means of accomplishing the task so{*|
With down bent head he slowly traversed a narrow path running beside a
brook, when he came upon u little old
woman with snow white hair, but sparkling eyes, who Inquired the cause of his
The young shepherd's heart was so
heavy that he needed no entreaty to tell
her his story.
She took from her pocket an ivory
whistle antl gave it to him. This whistle
was just like other whistles in appearance, so the shepherd, thinking that it
needed to be blown in a particular way,
turned to ask the little old woman how
this was, but she bad disappeared. Full
of confidence, however, iu what he regarded as u good genius. Iili went next
day to the palace nnd said to the king:
"1 accept, sir, ami have come in search
of the hares to lead them to the meadow."
On hearing this the kin. rose and said
to his minister of the interior:
"Have all the hares turned out of the
The young man placed himself on the
threshold of the door to count them, but
the lirst was already far away when the
lust was set at liberty, so much so that
when he reached the meadow be had uot
a single hart* with him.
He sat himself down pensively, not
daring to believe in the virtue of Ids
whistle, However, he had no other le-
souroe. and, placing tho whistle to Lis
lips, be blew iuto it with all liis might.
Immediately, to liis great astonishment, from right and left, from before
him and beblud him, from all sides, iu
fact, leaped the hundred hares and set to
quietly browsing on the meadow around
News wns brought to the king how the
young shepherd hud probably resolved
the problem of tiie hares. The king conferred on thi> matter with his daughter,
Both were greatly vexed, for if the young
shepherd succeeded will) the two other
problems as well as he had with Ihe first
the princess would become the wife of a
simple peasant, than which nothing could
be more humiliating to royal pride.
The princess retired to her chamber
antl disguised herself iu such a wny as
to render herself unrecognizable. Then
she had « horse brought for her, mounted it and went to tin- young shepherd.
The hundred hares were frisking joyously around him.
"Will you sell me one of your hnres?"
asked the young princess.
"I would not sell you one of my hares
for all the gold in the world," replied the
shepherd, "but yon may gain one."
"At whnt price?" asked the princess,
"By dismounting from your horse and
fitting by me on the grass for a quarter
of an hour."
Tin! princess made some objections,
but. as there was no other means of ob
tabling the bare, she descended to the
ground and seated herself by the young
The hundred hnres leaped and bounded
around him.
At the end of a quarter of au hour,
during which the y mug shepherd said a
hundred tender things to her, she rose
and claimed her hare, which (he simp
herd, faithful to his promise, gnvo her.
The princess joyfully shut it in a has
bet which she carried nt the bow or her
saddle and rode hack toward the palace.
But hardly had she ridden a quarter of
u league when tho young shepherd
placed his whistle to his lips and blew
into it, and at his imperative call lhe
hare forced up the lid of the basket.
sprang to lhe ground and made oil' as
fast as his legs would carry him.
A moment afterward the shepherd caw
b peasant coming toward him mounted
on a donkey. It wns (he old king, .also
disguised, who had quilted the palace
with the same intention as his daughter
A large bag hung from the donkey's
"Will you sell tne one of your hares?"
he asked of tlm young shepherd.
".My hares are not for sale." replied
the shepherd, "but they may be gained."
"Whnl must one do to gain one?"
The sbepherd considered for a moment.
"You must kiss tbwee limes the tail of
your donkey." he said,
This strange condition wns greatly repugnant (o Um old king, who tried his
hardest to escape it, going so far as to
oiler ."0.(11)0 rraues for a single linre, but
the young shepherd would not budge
from the terms be had named. At Inst
the king, who held absolutely to getting
possession of one of tlm hares, submitted tu the conditions, humiliating as they
were Tor a king. Three tithes he kissed
the tail of his donkey, who was greatly
surprised at a king doing him so much
tumor, am! tho shepherd, faithful to his
pr Ise,   gave   him   the   huru   demanded
with so mueh insistence.
The king tucked his hare into his bng
nnd rode away at thu utmost, speed of his
donkey. .
But he hnd hardly gone n (junrter of n
league wh«n a shrill whistle sounded in
the air, on hearing which the hare nibbled nt the bag so vigorously ns speedily
to make a hole, out of which it lenped to
the ground and lied.
"Well?" inquired the princess on seeing the king return to the palace.
"I hardly know what to tell you, my
daughter," replied the king. "This voting
shepherd is nn obstinate fellow, who refused to sell me one or his h'nres at any
price. But don't distress yourself. He'll
not get ho easily through the two Other
tasks ns he has done with this oue."
It need hardly be said that the king
made no allusion to the condition under
which he hud for a moment hnd posses*
siyn or one of his hares or thnt tbo
princess said nothing about tho terms Ot
her similar uusuccess.
"That is exactly my case," she remarked.  "I could not induce him to part with
one of his hares either for gold or sil- ,
When evening came, the shepherd returned with his hares. lie counted them
before the king. There was not one
more or one less. Thoy were given back
to the minister or the interior, who had
them driven into the stable.
Then'the king said:
"The   lirst   prohlem   hns  been   solved.
The second tow  remains to  be nceoni- |
plished.     Fay    great    nttention,    young
The shepherd listened with nil his ears.
"Up yonder iu my granary," the king
went on, "there are 100 measures ol'
gray peas and 100 measures of lentils.
Lentils antl pens are mixed together. Ir
you succeed tonight and without light in
separating them, you will have solved
the second problem."
"I'll do my best," replied tbe young
And ihe king culled his minister or lhe
interior, who conducted thu young mnn
up to the granary, locked him in nud
hamlet] the key to the kiag.
As il was already night and as for
such a labor there was no time to be lost,
ihe shepherd put his whistle to his lips
aud blew a long, shrill note,
Instantly 5,000 ants appeared and set
to work separating the lentils from the
pens and never stopped until the whole
was divided into two heaps.
The next morning the king, to his great
astonishment, beheld the work occom
plished. He tried to raise objections.
bul was unable to Hnd nny ground whatever.
All he could now do was to trust tu
the third trial, which, nfter the shepherd's success ia the other two trials, he
found to be not very hopeful. However,
as the third was the most difficult of ull.
he ditl not give way lo despair.
"What now remains for you to do." be
said, "is to go into the bread room ami
in a single night eat the whole week's
bread, which is stored there, ir tomorrow morning not a single crumb is lo be
found there, I will consent to your marrying my daughter."
That same evening the young shepherd
was conducted to the bread room of the
palate, which was so full of bread thai
only a very small space near the door
remained unoccupied.
But at midnight, when nil was quiet in
Uie palace, the shepherd sounded his
whistle. In a moment 10,000 mice fell to
gnawing at the bread in such n fashion
that th«! next morning uot u single crumb
remained in the place.
The young man then hammered at the
door with all his might and called out:
"Make haste aud open the door, please,
for I'm hungry!"
The third task was thus victoriously
accomplished, as the others had beeu.
Nevertheless, the king tried hard to get
out of his engagement.
He hud a sack big enough to hold six
measures of wheat brought nnd, having
called a goml number of his courtiers
about him, said: "Tell us as many falsehoods as will (ill this sack, antl wheu it
is full you shall have my daughter*"
Then the shepherd repented all the
falsehoods he could think of, but the day
was half spent, and he was at the end or
his libs and still the sock was far from
being full.
"Well," he went on, "while I was
guarding my hares the princess came to
me disguised as a peasant and, to get
one of my hares, permitted me to kiss
The princess, who, not in the least suspecting what ho was going to say, had
Uot been able lo close his mouth, became red ns a cherry, so much so that
the king began to think that tho young
shepherd's tarradiddlo might possibly be
"The sack Is not yet full, though you
have just dropped u very big falsehood
iuto it!" cried the king.   "Uo on."
Thu shepherd bowed and continued:
"A moment nfter the princess was gone
I saw his majesty, disguised ns n pens-
ant and mounted ou a donkey. His maj
esty also came to buy one of my hares.
Seeing, then, what un eager desire he
had to obtain a bare from me, what do
you imagine I compelled him to do?"
"Enough, enough!" cried thu king
"The sack is full."
A week Inter the young shepherd mar
ried the princess.
r    ANNIE'S
A Story of Blackmail
and Its Results.
Gorman   Enirllah.
Tlio London Academy Quotes some selections from n writer of n German trade
circular who Introduces himself ns ti
"manufactory of watertight aud Bropronf
clothes for mining nml industrial works"
n ml who promises to send everything "free
pockage fixed for cosh." He says:
"Since lung lime in mining nml resembling works Um fact is known nml un
pleasantly perceived that leather clothes,
which mostly have been ust-d till now, h,v
uo means can Biifiice for tho claims to lie
called for watertight clnlhes. Therefore
Instead of leather clothes such ones of
oiled or caoutchouccd stuff have beo.li
tried to use, lint these nlso hnve the in
convenience lo he loo much too heavy and
incommode to hinder (lie free.movement
of workmen." lie concludes ns follows'
"Proves of stuff nml whole clothes will he
scut to when desired."
Ills Tronble.
Sho—I'm sure, Mr. O Iby, there nro
mnny girls who could make you fur hup
pier thnn 1 could.
Ho (dolefully)—Thai's the trouble; tbey
couhl, hut they won't.
The Manager—Another week like thi*
nml we'll he stranded.
The Star—That is If wo don't have a
short run we'll have a long walk.—In
dlanapolis News.
III.   Sonrs.
Lady—What a number of sours on you.
jfaoo!   Wore you In nny grout haltloV
|   Cinder Charley—No'ni.   I got shavpu ii
fa hnhor school.—Philadelphia Record,
Tlie   IViij-   Ilio  Money  (.or*.
Wife— I  hud to spond fifty of Unit five
hundred for some necessary tilings.
Husband—Well, whnl nre yon going to
do with lhe four hundred nml fifty'*'
Wife— Uh, Unit goes for luxuries!—
Nol Perceptible.
(.'op—Here!   Movo along!
Weary—1 nm ooovlu'.   Tills Is ns fast
is 1 ever walks.—New York Journal.
The village clock was striking the
hour of 5 one afternoon as Annie Graham stepped out of her trim and comfortable cottage to meet her husband
at the gate.
Bile made a pleasant picture for the
eye to rest upou. Her year of married
life had been a very happy one, and
never did maiden look more eagerly
for her lover thau did she for her husband's return from the distant city,
whither he had gone a week ago on
business for his employers.
Among the few ornaments she wore
was a bountifully chased gold bracelet
which encircled her left wrist. As her
eye caught its gleam a peaceful smile
lit up her sweet face, for It was her
husband's gift to her ou her last birthday.
She stood ot the gate and looked
down the road In the direction of the
small milling village through which
her husband must pnss on his wny
from the station. A man's form came
into view on tlie quiet road, but a single glance sufficed to show her thut lt
was not the familiar figure she looked
for. She scarcely observed the mau
further, her eyes traveling beyond him
to scan the road, till be halted utmost
nt her side.
"Can't you spare a copper for a poor
fellow who has walked oil the way
from"— he began, with the usual plea
and whine of the professional tramp,
but stopped abruptly and gave vent to
a low whistle.
"So It's you!' be exclaimed sneerlng-
ly, recovering from bis surprise.
"Aren't you glad to seo au old pal?"
She looked at blm for a moment,
then drew back In fear.
"I suppose you've got too high and
mighty for the likes of tue," be continued, observing her action. "I beard
you had got spliced to the goffer of a
mine somewhere about this quarter,
but bad no Idea of such a slice of luck
as this happy meeting with you. So
this Is where you hang out, eh? It
does look rather comfortable Inside."
He drew nearer tbe gate nnd made
ns If to enter.
"No, no, you cannot come In," she
cried In alarm. "See, here Is some
money.   Take It and go away."
lie examined the contents of the
purse which she handed to him. Tbey
amounted to only half a dollar, and he
was dlssatislled.
"I'm as dry as n dusty road In June,
and tills will hardly wet my throat.
Let's see tbat bauble on your wrist. It
should be worth something," he said,
looking greedily at the bracelet.
"No, Indeed, 1 will not I have already giveu you more than enough, so
please go."
"Not If I know a thing or two," be
said, with a cunning leer. "Did you
tell your adorable husband that you
got the swop from Watson's for nabbing a trinket like that? No, I guess
"You know how false that charge
was," she cried indignantly, but with
four in her eyes nt the mention of ber
"Oh, of course you say so. but who
would believe you?" he returned.
"Hand over that bit of jewelry, aud
mum's the word."
"It's my husband's gift to me," she
pleoded, "and 1 cannot port with it. I
will give you its value in money, but
do not nsk this."
She turned to cuter the house for the
money, but lie was too quick for her.
"Not so fast, my pretty. 'A bird in
the hand Is worth two in the bush' any
dny. I can make as good terms with
your husband, so It must be that gilt
thing or nothing."
She eagerly scanned the road again.
Yonder at last was the well known
stalwart ligure of her husband. Should
she tell him ull and trust to his believing lu her innocence? Whnt if be
should believe this uiun's story?
_ These thoughts passed quickly
through ber mind. The risk of losing
his love nnd respect seemed too grent
to face. She slipped tbe bracelet from
her wrist and bunded It to the man.
"There, take It aud go quickly," she
said, with white, drawn face.
lie snatched It from her and walked
nway, humming n lively nlr and looking the virtuous man he claimed to be
as be passed ber husband a short distance from the gate.
.lohu Gruham greeted his young wife
affectionately, nnd together they entered the house. He observed ber pallor
for the lirst time as sbe turned up tbe
light of the dining room lamp.
"What's the matter, Annie?" be Inquired anxiously. "You look as If you
had got a fright. Have you been moping In my absence? I meant to be back
n couple of days sooner, but 1 could
not get my business finished In time."
"It Is nothing, John. 1 did weary for
your coming, and 1 am glad to see you
home again," she snid, with nn effort
to keep tbe tremor out of ber voice.
"1 have news for you, dear," be said
when they were Boated at tho teata-
ble. "1 met some of my people in the
city and wns invited home. As they
appeared to be holding out tbe olive
branch of pence of course 1 went, nnd
the upshot was that matters were
smoothed over. They have most graciously condescended to forgive us for
marrying, and my mother and sisters
are coming on tbe 2Sth to spend a few
days with ns.
"Bee what 1 have brought you from
the city. I remembered that the 28th Is
your birthday aud thought you would
like this. You might wear It when
they come, along with the one 1 gave
you last yeor. 1 want you to bo at
your best before my people."
As bo sooke he drew a small parcel
from his pocket nud unfolded It, revealing a bracelet of exquisite design
upon a bed of velvet. He handed the
gift to her with a tender smile.
"I um not worthy of this, John," she
sold faintly, while a mist rose before
ber eyes. She was already paying
dearly for her error ln her transaction
with the tramp.
"Nonsense, my denr. Bring out the
other one nnd let mo seo bow they look
together."    '
"Not tonight, John. Please don't ask
me," sho said so earnestly that he looked up In surprise.
"I'm afraid you are not yourself to
night, Annie. You do look rather ghostlike. But dou't trouble nbout the
bracelets, as I can see them both on
the 2Sth."
When the guests arrived. It struck
him that hts wife lind never appeared
to greater disadvantage. She looked
pale and anxious aud seemed to avoid
meeting his eyes. He was annoyed to
se*e the proud lips of bis mother nnd
sisters curl at his wife's awkwardness,
and he felt thnt she had not done herself justice.  Ouce'he whispered:
"You nre not wenrtng both bracelets
"No." she answered In a low voice
nud with averted eyes. He turned
nwny, with a look of disappointment.
When the visitors retired for the
ulghl, he took both her hands in bis.     .
"There is sotncihin'* wrong, Annie
What Is lt?"
Could she tell blm, or must she go on
deceiving him nud enduring the misery
of the pnst few days? He was a man
who wns upright in all his actions and
lintod deceit In any form. Y'et she
would ouly be doing him a further injustice by concealing the truth. In a
low voice she began und recounted the
whole story. When she had finished,
be remained silent. She lifted her tear
stained face to him.
"Y'ou do uot believe me, nnd therefore you cannot forgive me?" she nsked wistfully.
"I both believe and forgive you," he
said gently. "But what you hnve told
me is not quite new to mo. I knew
nbout ihe charge against you when I
nsked you lo innrry me. but 1 believed
In you. And within tlie lust twenty-
four hours I hove heard the rest of the
story.   Do you recognize this?"
She wns astonished to see him hold
up lhe bracelet which she had parted
with so unwillingly to the tramp.
"Y'oiir friend tlie trump got the worBe
of drink with the money you gave
hlin nud was locked up at the police
Station," he resumed. "This was found
In his possession, nnd he could give no
proper account of it. Lieutenant Stirling happened to mention thejnnttor
to me. 1 hnd my own reasons for being Interested, nnd. along with Stirling,
I Interviewed the mnu. I knew him nt
once lo be the man who was the Watsons' groom when you were with tlieui.
We wormed the matter out of him. nnd
now It nppcnrs tbat it ""'-as one of tlie
servants whom he wns courting at the
time who was the real thief."
"Then I nm cleared at Inst?" she
cried joyfully.
"Yes. I could have told you all this a
few hours ngo, but I wanted you to
learn to trust your husband more fully.
1 um glad tbnt you have told me everything frankly. Now let us forget the
"The best birthday gift you have given uie Is your forgiveness," she said
gratefully.—Penny Pictorial Magazine.
A   Klinlrrn  Sonl.
They had just been introduced, nnd.
as she looked into ids thoughtful blue
eyes, the young girl folt thnt she bnd
ut hist met u Ulan of high ideals.
"Are you interested in Hie elevation
of the masses, Mr. McSniudge?" she
asked, after she had worked up to the
subject by easy conversational stages.
"Intensely. Miss Gushlnguiu," he answered. "I have dedicated my life to
this great work. 1 nill just now Interesting myself in circulating a pamphlet
on the subject, which I shall be pleased to send you."
"How lovely!" she murmured. She
knew that she had at last found "n
kindred soul.
Hut this world Is full of bitter disappoint incuts, and it wns a hard Jolt to
Ethel (iushiiigtoii*s liner sensibilities
when a few days Inter she received,
with the compliments of John Wesley
McSniudge, u catalogue of passenger
elevators for which he was agent-
Salt Luke Herald.
Silk In En Kin nil.
King James I. wus very anxious to
naturalize tlte silkworm tn England
and to establish a native manufacture
of the product. To this end n great
many mulberry trees were Imported
from North America, nnd n fine plan
tatiou of them wus mnde near St.
James' palace on ground where Buckingham palace now stands. Tills plantation wns known as the Mulberry
Gardens nnd became a kind of recreation ground. Both Evelyn nnd Pepyr,
record their visits here, and Drydeji
Is said to have brought a lady friend
here to enjoy the "mulberry tarts
Close by were tbe necessary houses
aud nppllnncos for rearing the silk
worms and the manufacture of the
silk.   But the king's experiment failed
A  Cone  of  F.-tplnillon   Auywny.
Some years ngo a battery of artillery
wus at big gnu practice nt Bermuda.
One of the guns—n thirty-eight ton-
was found to have a serious flaw. The
officer In charge, not curing to risk half
a dozen valuable lives. Inquired:
"Sergeant, have you any time expired men here?"
"Yes, sir," answered the sergeant.
"Paddy Jackson has Just completed
his time."
"Well, then," replied the thoughtful
officer, "Paddy Jackson will firi the
And Pnddy Jackson did Ore the gun.
happily with uo fatal result — Edinburgh Scotsman.	
Not So Unlucky After All.
"I once proposed to n girl ou Friday."
"Didn't   you   know   that   was   unlucky?"
"Unlucky? Not much. She refused
me."—Cleveland Plain Healer.
Worth Trying-.
B r« w n — A
man should
speak to bis
wife ns be does
to bis horse.
Green — How
Is that?
Brown—Gently, but masterfully. - Chicago News.
where do eggs
come from?"
my dear."
"Well, that's
funny. Papa
ens come from
Jiut   WnMlner.
"Ah. my son, I'm
glad to seo that you
at least are not smoking!"
"No, sir; It ain't mj
turn yet"—New Xork
''      IN NEED
How a Great Merchant Was Won
Over to Mercy.
It was close to 3 o'clock iu the after- !
noon when Amos Garner returned from
luncheon. He was a busy man nnd
lunched when he caught the favorahlo
moment. The cares of a great mercantile establishment weighed heavy on
his shoulders. He showed the burden iu
hw seemed nnd knotted face. He was
not reckoned a kindly or a sympathetic
man, and bis appearance, his sharp
glance, his hooked nose and his aggressive chin bore out the popular opinion.
As he entered bis private ofllce ho
brushed by two young men who were
seated on a settee near the door. One of
the two was a mere boy, of nineteen,
perhaps, a pale faced young fellow who
manifestly shrank back as the elder
youth took him hy the arm and led him
into Amos Garner's room. The great
merchant wns hanging up his heavy coat
as tbey entered. llo turned quickly and
looked nt the pair.   ,
"Mr. Garner," said tho older youth,
"we have a little business to transact
witb you and will make it as brief as
The merchant looked at them sharply
and then -seated himself at his desk aud
drummed nervously ou the polished surface before him.
"Business of interest to me?" he nsked, with lowered brows.
"Yes," replied the older of the two.
"Make It brief," said the merchant and
pointed to seals.
The older youth drew his chair close
to the desk, lhe boy sitting in the shadow a little behind him.
"Mr. Garner," said the older youth,
"I was on my way to Buffalo last night
by boat. I saw this boy in tho cabin
writing, aud his nppenraneo attracted
me. His agitation, his trembling hands,
tbo tears in his eyes, drew mo to him.
I knew ho was iu trouble." Tho merchant raised his head a little and cast a
sharp glance toward the boy. But the
latter bad drawn back behind his companion nud was quite shielded from
view. "I watched the toy," the speaker
proceeded, "nnd when ho hail finished
his writing aud placed the sheets in addressed envelopes and left them lying
on the tnblo 1 picked them up nud hurried after him as he ascended to the
deck. I was close behind him when he
threw down his hat and clambered on
tho rail. I drew him buck. I did my best
to culm him, and presently he told me
bis story, and 1 gave him the best advice
I could."
The merchant leaned forward to hive
a better look at the speaker.
"Are you quite sure this interests me?"
he said.
"Quito 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
his Invalid sister. The boy was running
nwny sir, running away from you, nnd
then, when ho sew tho futility of such
a course, he determined to end his troubles at once and forever. He sees things
In a different light now. and the first
morning train from Buffalo brought him
back here to tell you so."
"That's vory thoughtful of him," said
the great merchant grimly.
"Here is the letter," said the older
The merchaut took the envelope and
stared at the address.
"It's a very pretty story," he said,
witb a half sneer.
"It's a very ugly story," said tho older
"Of course I am to understand that
this youug fellow has been stealing either my money or my stock," the merchant weut on.
"Tho letter will tell you thnt ho has
embezzled $202," said the older youth.
"Then it's a case for the police," said
tbe merchant, and his hand reached for
the electric button at tho side of his desk.
Then he hesitated, his gaze meeting
that of the older youth, whose eyes were
Coutle and yet steady aud fearless. He
slowly drew back.
"I ought to send for aa officer at
once." be growled.        _
"But you will not," said the older
The merchant raised his heavy eyebrows and stared at tbe spenker again.
"What's the boy's uame?" he asked.
"John Heathcote."
"Where wus he employed?"
"He was an assistant iu the cashier's
"Wlmt was his salary?"
"Ten dollars a week,"
"What did he; do with It?"
"Supported himself nud an Invalid sister."
"How did he steal tho money?"
"He hud bills to collect last week, and
j. he failed to turn in all his collections."
"What did he do with the stoleu money ?"
"It went Into a bucket shop. Ho was
lured Into it by some of bis fellow clerks.
He didn't know the danger, and the stories they told him of sudden gains turned
his head. Ho lost from the start, ami it
was tho attempt to retrieve these early
losses lhat swelled the defalcations."
"That's an old story," said the grim
merchant. ■-»
"Painfully told and painfully true," asserted the youug 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 in," said the merchant.
A clerk eutered.
"The gentleman from Atlanta, who
desired to nee you at W o'clock, Is here,
sir." he said.
"Tell him I'm engaged this afternoon,"
•-nitl the old morelmut. "I will Bee bim
ul 0 tomplTOW morning."
"Ho wished me lo say that he will be
obliged io returu bnmn tonight, sir."
"If  hu  cnu't   see  me  ut   0.   let   htm
write," said the merchant sharply, and
tho clerk withdrew.
Then the grim old man turned back to
the youth.
"Before we go any further in this matter," he snid, "I want to know what interest you have lu it."
"An interest thnt has nothing to do
witb dollars and cents," suid the youth,
with a little smile.
The  old  mau  shook   his  head  doubt-
In gly.
"Friend of the Bister's, perhaps?"
Tbe face of the youth flushed a little.
"I have never seen her," he said.
"But   why   should   you   stick   by   the
"Because he needs a friend," said tho
young man simply and stretched his
arm back and laid his hand on thu baud
of the boy.
The boy, crouching behind his friend,
uttered a quick sob.
"Stop   that,"   said   the   old   merchant
sharply.    "We can't have any disturbance here."
There was a little silence.
"What's your proposition?" he abruptly asked.
"It's very simple," replied -the young
man. "We propose that you take bnck
this erring but contrite boy and that you
give him the chance to pay back the
amount he has taken. Let him pay a
part of his salary each week until the
delinquency is wiped out. In the meantime you hold thnt letter ns proof of his
The oh! merchant frowned.
"That would he establishing a very
bad precedent," he growled.
"There is one other condition," the
young man went on. "The affair ia to remain a profound secret, known to no
one outside of this room."
Tho ohl man opened his eyes.
"Are you aware that 1 am considered
a hard man?" he slowly nsked. "Haven't
you heard lhat most of my 500 employees regard me ns a soulless tyrant?"
"I have learned to distrust popular
prejudice In these personal matters," replied the young man. "My own father
has been held up to the world as nn example of heartless greed and cartooned
and vilified, when 1 know ho is tho best
of men."
But the old merchant did not heed his
words. He was looking at the boy's letter.
"In the first place," ho said, "we
might as well destroy this, lt could
mako trouble iu the future." And he
tore the envelope aud its contents into
fragments. Then he looked up. "Boy,"
he suit!, "come here." The lad arose and
Btepped to the desk. Tho old mau looked
him over. "You may go back to your
place,Y he said. "Each Saturday after
noon you will bring to me ?- from your
salary. If I find that you aro faithful
anil ambitious, you may rest assured
that I will recognize the fact in n practical way. Should your sister notice thnt
your salary is apparently decreased, you
may say to her lhat you are investing it
in a sinking fund by my personal advice.
Thnt is all. Return to your work and
tell the cashier that you were detained
by me."
"Thank you sir," said tho boy brokenly.
"I fancy your thanks are all due to this
smiling Samaritan here," said tho old
mnn. "He has saved both your lifo and
your honor, and if you ever forget It you
are—well, certainly not tho boy I am
willing to aid."
The lad caught the young mau's hand
and pressed it and then hurried from
tho room.
"One moment," said tho old merchant
as his visitor arose. "If you aro uot employed or wish a change, I would be
glad to offer you a place."
"Thank you," said the young man,
"but I am as woll satisfied with my present place as I ever hope to bo witb any
form of labor. I'm a natural idler, you
The old mnu shook his head as thougli
he doubted this, aud there was a wistful
look in his eyes ns he regarded the
young man.
z "I regret thnt you cannot come," he
said. "I would like to havo you near
me. You aro a very unusual sort of
young man, But you'll promise me one
thing—you'll come in to see mo from
time to time, won't you?"
"With pleasure," replied the visitor.
"It will give me tho chauce to Inquire
after my protege. And from whnt ho
told mo I think I would like to know
moro about his Invalid sister." He look
ed at the old man and smiled. "Perhaps
we might do something to make her dull
life a little brighter."
The old mau nodded as If in answer to
nn appeal.
"1 feel sure we can," he said. Then
he put out his hand. "Before you go I
waut to know your name."
"Greer, Dunham Greer," replied the
young mnn.
"Greer?" repented the old man. "You
Bnid something n moment ago about
your father. I didn't quite catch the remark.  Is he tho railway king?"
"He has bet_n called so," Dunham replied.
"Understand me," said the old man.
"I don't thiuk any moro of you on this
"Why should you?" cried Dunham
lightly. "At times I havo 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 thut riches haven't spoiled you," said the old mau solemnly.
And their bauds met iu n warm clasp.
That evening Dunham critically stared at himself in tho glass in his hotel
"Well, Dunnle, my boy," he said to his
smiling reflection, "you missed nn important business engagement in Buffalo,
and, what Is worse, you don't look as If
you regretted it In the least. You are
quite a hopeless case, old fellow. Good
uight."—Cleveland Plniu Dealer.
Athletic   Women of Other  Day****,
A searcher after curious . facts has
learned that, athletic women are by uo
means n modern product, as is generally
believed. They flourished In Ihe days of
sal volatile, hoops, patches •>" '
the days when George II. was king. La7**
dies of tho court took part in races arranged for them nt the regular meetings, so that there were lady jockeys
ns well as gentlemen jockeys, and once a
series of foot races for ladies In Hyde
park was organized. The first one was
run amid great enthusiasm of the populace, und the betting was high. Then
stepped in some cross grained old fellow
who persuaded the government that such
races were unseemly, and they came to a
sudden end, much to the regret of the
people of London.
A  Grievance*
Granddad—What   makes you look so
unhappy, Willie?
t Willie—'Cause nobody ever calls mo
good unless I'm doing somethin' I don't
want to do.—Motherhood.
Couldn't   Help   It.
Customer—Sny, waiter, why do you allow such an unpleasant, ill bred creature
as that to dine iu this cafe?
Wiiiter— Why—er—that's the proprietor.—Chicago Ngwg	
Siyln&B oT Wits iiiul Sji-.-s
Believo the (.lory false that ought
tiot to   be   true.—.Sheridan.
Neither great poverty nor great
riches  will   bear  reason.—Fielding.
No mnn wns ever so much deceived by another, ns by himself, — Ore-
An artist's work is finished, when
bo draws his last breath.—-Chicago
Daily News.
Nothing succeeds like success*, or
has su much knocking against it.—
Atchison Globo. '
True dignity is never gained by
place, and never lost when honors
are withdrawn.-*■*It.sstn;»\M\
Tale-bearers havo done more mischief in the world than poisoned
bowl or the assassin's dagger.—-
The slightest sorrow for Bin Is
sufficient it it. produce amendment,
nnd the greatest Insufficient if it do
Of  Ahsisl;n.«'.,  lo Wolfe.
The co-operation of Admiral Sir
Chas. Saunders was of tbe greatest
assistance to Wolfe in bis ever memorable campaign against Quebec. Ho
wns of good Scottish family, nnd
had (ought previously, under Anson
In some of that dashing seaman's
most daring and distinguished actions, lie brought, therefore, a
brilliant reputation to the command
of tbe squadron which was destined
for tho capture of Quebec in 1769.
The skill with which tbe operations
were curried out, tho effective bombardment of tho town, nnd bis evasion of tbo firpahips sent to destroy
tbe llect, well warranted his selection for tho command, A shower ot
honors awaited him on his return to
England. His appointment as First
Lord ol Iho Admiralty in 1700 was
the coping-stone of his career. He
died In December, 1775.
Everybody Happy.
A gentleman who had been entrenched behind a newspaper in it
crowded car happens to look out of
tbe tail of his eye nnd to see a lady
standing whom be knew.
He rose and was about to offer tbo
lady bis seat, when a colored man,
•who thought he was vacating his
seat,   slipped   into  it.
"Look hero," said the riser, "I
was going to give that sent to this
The adored man instantly aroso
with a profound  how.
"Snttinly, sah." ho said, "I'm
something of a lady's man myself,
And the lady was bowed into her
scat amid smiles nil around.
Cut ThU Out.
In view of the possible advent during '"tho coming summer of
thai dread visitant cholera,
to America, wo publish tho
following remedy, which is known
as the New York Sun mixture: Take
equal parts of tincture of cayenne,
tincture of opium, tincture of . rhu-
bctb, essence of peppermint, and
spirits of camphor. Mix well. Dose
fifteen to thirty drops in a wine
glass of water according to tbo ago
and violence of the attack. Hepeat
every fifteen minutes until relief is
Curious-.Test for D«afneis.
A novel and curious test for deafness or approaching deafness has
just been described by a Paris specialist. If tbo handle of a vibrating tuning fork bo applied to the
knee or other bony portion of the
human frame tbe sound cannot bo
heard by the person wbo possesses
an unimpaired ear, but if tbe ear
bo attacked by disease, then the
note can be  heard  distinctly.
To Soften tlie IIamis.
First wash tbem in tepid water
till every vestige of dirt is removed.-
Then, before drying, rub well with
glycerine and lemon juice mixed in
equal proportions. Thoroughly dry
With a soft towel, then quickly wash
again with cold water and any good
soap, keeping them in tbe water
ns short a time as possible. Again
dry thoroughly and powder with oatmeal. 	
I'nt'a  CnpiiMlltlfH.
Contractor—Pat is the slowest man I
fver bossed. lie's beeu an hour taking
up a few bricks.
I'Yieud—(Jive him nn hour in that saloon. When he comes out. he'll take up
the whole pavement.— Philadelphia Record. 	
From 11 [h Point of View,
Hicks—Do you nnd your wife ever get
into an argument 7
Wicks—No: I try to argue with her
sometimes, hut all she ever does H to
make a 'n» «c unfounded assertion* i.i reply.
Irritability, Sleeplessness, Feelings of Lassitude and Depression, Weakness and Irregularity of the Bodily Organs.
These are tho symptoms which puint to a depleted nervous system. They te) ot thin, weak, watery
Wood, ol wasting vitality and lack of energy and ambition. They warn you that nervous prostration, locomotor ataxia,  paralysis and even insanity are possibilities ot lhe future.
Mrs. Henry Clarke, Port Hope, Ontario, states :—';I havo used seven boxes <-f Dr. Chaso's Nervo Food
for nervousness nnd a completely run down system, and can heartily recommend i' as a wonderfully effective
treatment. Ileforo using this remedy I had been iu veiy poor health for some morftm. I seemed to have no
energy or ambition, felt tired and listless most of tho lime, and co'Jld scarcely dreg myself about tho house.
I was weak, Irritable and nervous, could not sleep well, and felt discouraged abrni* my health. Dr. Chase's
Nerve Pood has taken away these symptoms and given back my. usual health and vigor, consequently I endorse It fully."
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food
Fills tho shrivelled arteries with now, rich blood, strengthens and revitalizes tho nerves by forming new
nerve force 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 lt, 50 cts. a box, 6 boxes for
¥1.50.   At all dealers, or Edmanson,  Ba\es & Co., Toronto. **"
a% k
WliIn;  Lace  Veils.
To clean a white lace veil boil lt gen*
tly in a solution of white sonp for fifteen minutes; tlien put it into a basin of
warm water and soap and keep squeezing It softly until clean.. Follow this
by rinsing free of soap and putting It
Into n baslu of cold water containing a
drop or two of liquid blue. Next make
some very clear gum arable "Water or
thin rice water and pass tbe veil
through It Tben stretch It out evenly
nnd plu It. making the edge as straight
as possible und pinning each scallop
separately to a llaen cloth, and allow It
to dry. When dry, cover It with a piece
of thin muslin aud Iron It ou the wrong
side. * ,
Keen HMD'S LINIKNT In ins Douse,
A   I-lli-fllclona  Expo-sore.
Ktneliiie—How I should love to overbear the conversation of several highly
intellectual men!
10-Jgtir—Poob! I've been with tbem.
Thoy always begin on books, but soon
pet to talking about something good to
eat—Detroit Free Tress.
Messrs   C. (J. Itichards &. Co.
Gentlemen.—Last Printer l received
great benefit from tlie use of MtN-
ATMl'ri LINIMENT in u ssvere tit tack
of Eat)rlppfi", und 1 havo frequently
proved it. to be very effective in
coses of  Inflammation.
No Finitery,
Miss Flortmley—I understand you do
very handsome work and make very
pretty pictures.
Photographer — Yes'm, but I could
give you an exact likeness if you wish.
—Thlhidplpbtn Press,
iMMHD'S LIHIMENT is used Hy Physicians.
Ghphi   Amit hi,   I'erlififia,
"Rut," protested the angry creditor,
"you said you guessed you would pay
me today."
"I know I did," explained the humble
debtor; "but, you see, I am such a
poor tjuosser,"— Baltimore American.
Moukoy Brand cleans and biifhlous  evr-ry
thing* but von'l- wash clothe:..
Ilitiiiiiii   Nnlnrp.
Smith—Tliefe goes a man who hasn't
a friend in tbe world.
Jones—Poor fellow!  now did he lose
hi.i money?— Chicago News.
A iv in I   Siifciceittlotl.
Ever think what n terrible lot of explanations and apologies It would
cause if nil the husbands and wives
who have been dead as long as ten
years were permitted to come back7—
Atchison Globe,
Didn't   Do  It Thnt  Wny.
"Very few girls," said the mother,
"know how to sit down gracefully.
Yon should be deliberate about lt."
"I am," returned tbo girl.
"Nix," said her annoying small
brother. ^
"Yes, I nm, too," said tbe girl.
"Not when you were learning to
Bkoto at the park this morning," Insisted the sinnir brother.
Thereupon the discussion ended.—
Chicago Post.
The {'limine Thnt Kvent Prod nor *1 I*
the ClftiUa Aurohn-U
Some Interesting Btot'lcs are told about
the circus business, but one of lhe best
heard iu a long while was told by an old
press agent:
"The show had had a prosperous ecu*
son iu the north. The proprietor made up
his mind there could he no end to good
business, nud he planned a trip south for
tbe winter months. The cotton crop was
poor, aad all intelligent circus men steer
clear of the south wheu cotton is pour.
His friends went to him aud tried to get
him to give up the winter trip, b-;t he waa
"When the show struck Arkansas, business began to drop off. The people didn't
have the money, and they couldn't patronize the show.
"One Thursday night notices wore posted in the dressing tent thnt the phow
would close tho 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 and was
handing it out-with accustomed alacrity.
To appreciate this story you must understand that all circuses pay off their hands
alphabetically, the Arnolds, the Bur-
i tons, tho Campbells, Dentous and so oa.
When the cashier got down to the W's he
ran short of money and several bad to go
"There was a fellow of the stage name
of Zeno who did stunts on the horizontal
bar and who was late in getting over to
the ticket wagon. When bo rushed up
all out of breath and found the wagon
closed, thero wns plenty of trouble iu
sight. Some of the other belated employees whose names began with initials
near tho bottom of the alphabet announced to him that there was no more
money, nnd then lhe nlr was blue. Ho
started out on a hunting tour for the circus proprietor.
" 'I'd like to know why I don't get my
money?' be begnn.
"'1 am sorry, old man,' snid the proprietor. T hnve tried to ho square* I
have paid out my money until 1 ran
"To make • long story short, the proprietor made all sorts of apologies and
dually succeeded In pacifying the horizontal bar man.
" 'You have been with me several Bea-
sons, nud you know (hat I aim to*"do what
is right,' said the circus proprietor. 'I
wunt you to sign a contract with me for
next season, and the tirst money I make
I will see that you are reimbursed for
"Zeno signed the contract reluctantly
and vent nwny to his home. Spring
enme, nud tlte 'only big show' was having
its scats painted, chariots regilded and
everything got In readiness for the opening. About two weeks before the opening
the performers began to assemble at whiter quarters. One afternoon when tho
train pulled up at tho station Zeuo alighted. The proprietor was thero to greet
."'Hello, Zeno!' he exclaimed as he
slapped him on the hack. "By Jove, 1 am
glad to see you, old man!'
■"Not on your lire!' snid Zeno. 'My
name Is Ajax this season/ "■ „
Cures Coughs and Colds
at once* It has been doing
this for half a century. It
has saved hundreds of
thousands o£ 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. WEM.S & Co., Toronto,
Can., for free trial bottle.
Karl's Clover Root Tea corrects (be Stomach
Whistles Play Popular Tunes,
t Reading a musical fo it is ported every dny at. 7 o'clock a. m.
nt (l o'clock r. in. that is a de-
il novelty. srxs 'Ibe Detroit Free
s. It Consists of so niunipulnt-
llie big whistles on the orhe fn.e-
' und ibe waterworks ns to pro-
o the popular melodies of tho day.
a quiet morning the well-known
■time ditties can bo hoard (I »-
tly at Camden, six miles distant.
£%■ | To provq to you   that Dr.
lIllAA   ( h< i'    Ohum-Jiit is-ii-erluin
r llHS   and   absolute  cure for inch
■   MB WW  Ullli 0very form or itching,
blQodlagand protruding piles,
'tie .manufacturers have j uniuitlced it. Sootes-
Imonlals in tho daily press nnd a-U j our neighbors What thoy think c" it. \ou ran usoit nnd
got roar monnv back if not cured, flfla a box, at
all dealer*-; or BDMANSON,BATES & Co.iToronto,
Dr. Chase's Ointment
Nodd—Well, nt hist I hnve found a
sulijiTt upon tbe merits of which my
wife nnd I hnvo the most perfect uunn-
Todd—Do toll me whnt It is.
Nodd—Our now baby.—Life.
A Sworn Statement of Facts Almost Beyond Belief.
CUCDVROnV w^° olanta poods of any
ClCnlDUm idml.o.lliuriallio homo 01
market (-ardou, will sccurs tlio liesfc results from
from J. M. PERKIHS, Seedsman, 220 Murket St,
WINNIPEG.   1502 Sood Annual froe.
ISO Kinds for 20c.
t la a fact thnt Balm's vccctuMoiiml flower ,
ttedB&n round In lucre gnraeni
( ami on Micro isinns tlmtuiny oilier *
'    AiiK-rica.    Tlieri) lu H-aei'ii fort Iii***,
'eown and op^toovw coop bcrettoi
the production Of our cltolcfiteeoa. It
. order to Induce yon to try tlicm <
wo mako ll ■■ followlny unproo-
Forftn Cents Postpaid/
ao khvh ft nn»i IhmIiri r-tdUbci, v
l:'. r.i*l!-ii!lli'- i.l Hrilrtl tiu-liiiM,
tft mi.-li (rilorii'iii. t..ii.i.li i •*,
'-j iifcrlPxi I. Hurt' uirii'ii.*-.,
1? ■ -itrn.ll.l Ivlvir:.,
'i.i ::«r -ciiuhI)  brill I Kill flair-pr K(*Ci!-i,
In all IM kinds poeitivc'ly ftimtslilnu
tuu-tiici-** of   chantilug  rii-wns mid,
lots and loin of oliolce VCgetAtUM,/
uwetiier with onr great cataloRoef
tvllliii.'all alMint TcoHtntn iuid I i*a '
Out nml Itroimu, mid ttyiltz, onion
send ut HOC. a pound, etc., nit for
JSOo. lu Cuuudltiu i-tamps.
La Crosse, Wis
Wonld   I.ike  n   Few.
"Yea, sir, 1 snw him light his cigar
with n twenty dollar bill."
"You did V"
"1 did."
"Sny, yon don't suppose I could get
hint to furnish mo with clgnr lighters.
do youV"
Thero Is moro Cntnrrli In this section of th
country than nil othor di B&soa put together,
nnd until tho lost few years was supposed to bo
incurable. Forn prcat many years doctors pro-
nonnoed it a locnl di>on.so, una prescribed local
remedios, and by constantly falling to cure with
local treatment, pronounced it incural lo.
Science has proven catarrh to ho a constitutional disease, nud therefore requires constitute n-
i«l treatment* Hairs Catarrh Cuio, manufactured by F, J Cheney & Co, Toledo, Ohio, is
tho only constitutional curo on the market. It
ia takon iuterunlly lu doses from '0 drops to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly on tho blood ond
mucous surfaces of tho system. They oiler one
hundred dollars for nny case it fails to cure.
Send ter circulars and testimonials, _
Address    F J. CHENEY &. CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Drnstfdsts, 75e.        ' -
Hall's Fami.y lJilIs uro tho best.
Not   nn   r.iilliuslnst.
"Is he n golf enthusiast?"
%0b. no. He pretends to be, but be
"How do you know?"
"Why, he gives up phiytng when the
thermometer gets down to zero."—Chicago Tost
The Toronto Malt and Empire sends
a Reporter to Oehawa- His IriQuli1-
iea Result tn Complete Verification
of Oilylnal Story.
Very many startling stories of wonderful cures by Dodd's Kidney Pills have
been published in theae columns, and in
other newspapar3 all over the country
from V.m2 to time.
Every case ha.3 been so well authen-
tjoat-xl as to leave little room for doubt,
and y<:t the ttatements mud? and tha
cures reported, have, In many cases,
teen co nearly mlra.culou.3 as to be almost bay ond belief.
Recently The Mall and Rmp:re of Toronto and othor papers published a dispatch from Oshawa, In which it waa
i^aid that a mechanic in the Oahawa
Malleable Iron Works had been cured
of paralysis by Dodd'a Kidney Pills, and
that aft:r he had been absolutely helpless for four months, and had been given
up by the phyaiclans at the hospital
tn Toronto.
Th'..s was too mueh for many people
to believe, and numerous demands were
made on the paper in question for a
verification or correction.
One correspondent slgn'ng himself
"M dlcua" in a letter to tha Mall and
Empire openly disputed the possibility
of tueh  a  cure.
To g:t at the real facLs "a reporter
wa& sent to Oshawa, and the result was
a compute confirmation of the original
pLspatch. To put th? matter absolutely btyond question the lo.lowing i3Worn
(ttatcment  was secured:
Tne Statement ot Mr. Brown.
In the fall of 1857 I was taken .111
with what moit of ths <*.octor3 called
paralysis, and others nervous prostration. It commenced w'.th a ttlffness
and soreness In the calves of my legs
an.l gradually Increased till I could not
move either of my artrn or legs, having
lost all powjr In them. 1 could not
have raised my arms to my head to save
my l!f-?. For over tour months I could
not ttarnl or walk a single step. I doctored \yith all the local doctors, arid
th_*n w.th a Bow man vllle doctor. Each
nna gave me some different medicine,
but th3 more I took the worse I go1
At la^t the Bowman vllle doctor told
ma that nothing could be dono 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 went thero to>
ward th.' end of January, 1838, and remained under'treatment ln that institution for a little over four week1?.. "?.ll
was In vain ; I got worse. Twelve doctors told ma I could not recover, *and
that nothing could ba done for me, so,
as I wa1} getting worse every day, and
thare was no hope of their being able
to help me In the lea^t, I was removed
to my horns here. I waa Ukj a bab^,
unable to move.
At thia extremity someone advised ma
to use Dodd's Kidney P.Us, and my wife
bought a box. We had not the slight
est Idea that they* would help me, but,
like a drowning man, I grasped at every
{straw. After I had used the flrBt box
the numbness begun to leave my finger
tipj, and I felt a little better, and kept
on using the pills. By two months*
tlirrw I could walk a little, and shortly afterward was able to go short distances without assistance.
»'The first time I went down town one
at the doctOra who had given* me up
saw me across the street, and, not being
able to believe his eyo3, went to my
brother Robert, and asked, "Is that your
brother Joe ?" Robert told him that
lt waa I, and he said ln astonishment,
"Well, I never expected to see him
around again."
I used altogether twelve boxes of
Dodd's Kldnqy Pills, and by the first
of May I was able to start to work
again in the shop here, and I havo never
been sick or off work a day since then,
that la over three and -a half yean
I am glad of the opportunity to make
thia statement, for I am sure I owe my
life, health and strength to work to that.
great remedy,  Dodd'a Kidney Pills.
(Signed),     JOSEPH BROWN.
Sworn Confirmation.
Prwinc*.! of Ontario, of tlw Town nf Odin-
County of Ontario, {     wa in tlio C ranty of
Ontirio ami Piuv.iioo
To Wit: I     of-'nnirio.
Do Solemnly Declare, That tho -above
statement, signed by me, la absolutely true, and l make this solemn declaration, toeHavIng it to be truo, and knowing that It la of tlie same force and
effect io If ma-do under oath and by
virtue of tho tana-da 3-.vidence Act,
..     (Signed)  JOSEPH   DROWN,
reelnrod before me nt tho Town of  t
Oshawa.lt) tlie County of OnLirin,   .
Ute l.Uli dny  of .la ai ny, A.D.  I
-\Ir.T. .1. Hinin1*;, Citlnmlju3, Ohio, ,vr''t'i?:
"IhHve been uOlclcd fur >umu Umjullh
Kidney nnd Liver Uotnp'utntg, nn I Hnd Pur-
mele</t* PUIa the beat mcdlolne lor these di*
St'ltBOr.     'Ill   ST     pillS    dO    not   L'llUS-J    l> llll OF
griping, und should be u n I wlum ii c ithnrt c
Ib required. They uro Qolnt'no 0outed, und
rolXM in tbe dour of L'ooriod to preserve
their purity, und give tbem u pleasant, agreeable tuste.
Balled   Flower   Vase*.
A littlo powdered pumice stone will
remove tlie ring of discoloration In a
flower vnse tbnt does not yield to rinsing with ammonia water. If out of
reach of the fingers, tbe ponder mny bo
applied with n dump cloth tied to tho
end of u lillle stick.
J. P.
a Not.ry L'ubUo.
Th!a, therefore, Is tho true story In
detaU of th a most remarkable case. No
room la kft for doubt or d'spute, end
th? original Oshawa dispatch 13 con-
tlrmed In  all  it3  particulars.
If thia ia posfllble—and ho ono ca:«
now doubt It—then on.3 can easily understand how any of the many wonderful cures reported have be^n accom-
plieh?d by the same meana, Dodd's Kidney P.l.o.
lo I.
r  iii
pn si
dre l
l-'rtmcli IiiUo-Cltlnn Itnlhvii-j-s.
o French Oovorntnont recently al-
.'(I tho amount of 40,000,000
i h for i ho construction of new
'oatls In Imlo China. Tlie Colonial
M'tuii'iit at Paris now InvltOS bids
largo qtiant'ttcs of    track mater-
bcldgcs ami roll Ins    stork,     At
ent tli'io nro only about one hun-
iiiil. s  of     ruilw a\ s     in      Indu-
One ounce of Sunlight Soap is worth more than     REDUCES
Two ounces of impure soap. EXPENSE
Ask for the Octagon Bar. If yoar grocer cannot supply, write to
LEVER BROTHERS, LIMITED, Toronto, sending his namo and addresB,
^and   a   trial  sainplo  of   Sunlight Soap   will bj.Bent you  frco of cost.
After leaving college I determined to
take n course at one of the German
universities. I chose Heidelberg, which
in those days was tbe beet known, and
took n three years' course. I Joined
one of the corps and in time became
Involved ln several student duels.
When I left Heidelberg, where I bad
taken more Interest in the small sword
than my studies, I stopped In Paris before returning to America, wltb a view
to seeing some French fencing. One
evening n party of us visited the celebrated Bcbool of SI. Brlsson. While we
were watching the pupils fence a man
entered and nfter looking on for awhile
proposed to take the foils wltb tlie
principal. Brlsson consented and was
astonished, ns we all were, at tbo stranger's skill. After disarming his adversary he took up a piece of chalk, rubbed It ou tbe foil, nnd, calling to Brlsson to place himself on guard, mnde
one brilliant stroke after Another and
at last left a chalk mark of a figure 8
on tbe fencing master's waistcoat directly over tlie heart.
"Victor  Morrel!"  exclaimed several
who   were   present   with   the   sumo
"Who is Victor Morrel?" I nsked.
"The    most   noted   swordsman    In
"A duelist?"
"No; singularly enough, he has not
the courage to fight a duel."
"What is bis occupation?"
My informant, a Frenchman, shrugged his shoulders nfter the French
fashion and walked out of tho school
without replying to my quesllon. Brlsson at once doffed his wire musk and
put up his foil. In doing so he turned
his bnck upon his former antagonist
nud took care to keep it turned till
Mowel had left the academy. Evidently tho man who had shown his Bklll
was not a favorite wltb blm or, for tbe
matter of that, with any oue present
The Frenchmen all departed, leaving
the room to our party. Morrel also departed, and ns lie passed me I noticed
the most repulsive face I hud ever seen
on a mnn. I did not wonder at the disfavor in which he was held. I should
hnve been afraid to pass bim In n lonely road bad he cause to prick me In tbe
Three years later, In company with
my friend Walter Douglas, I again visited Europe, snillng from New York to
Cherbourg aud going from there to
Mentone, a winter resort ln the south
of France. Ope evening Douglas went
to walk with a little French girl who
had captivated him by her smart appearance. Ho failed to return to tho
botel, and toward morning, beeominj
anxious for Ills safety, I went to search
for him. I found him lying in his blood
la th* gardens stabbed through the
heart. His coat bad been cut by the
point of a knife or sword so as to make
what looked like the letter S. The
blado had entered the heart at the
point where tbe tracing ceased.
Iu agony at the murder of my friend,
I called a gendarme, and tho body was
removed. 1 made every effort to find
tho murderer, but without success. The
mysterious letter S cut in his coat
would not be dropped from my mind.
It seemed to partly awaken some memory. At last.I remembered Morrel and
tho figure 8 ,bo bad chalked on tho
waistcoat of M. Brlsson. Then It occurred to me tbat the letter S was an
Incomplete figure 8.
Going at once to the police office, 1
requested them to arrest tbe llttlts
French girl whom Douglas hid bee«
with on the nlgbt of ids murder, and
when she arrived at tlio police office 1
questioned ber myself. Sbe enme In
charge of a gendarme, frightened and
weeping, but, 1 fancied, on her guard.
"Have you a lover?" I asked.
"No, in'slcu."
"Do you know any one expert with
the sword?"
"No, m'sieu."
Sbe preserved her equanimity, but I
■aw that the question startled her.
"Did you ever see a man cut or mark
the   figure   8   upon   an   adversary's
Sho turned palo and did not reply.
"Where is Victor Morrel?"
Tbis broke her down. "I had nothing
to do with It," sho cried. "Ho was Jealous of—the American.   Do not bring
me to tho guillotine, I beseech you."
I turned to tho prefect of police.
"Tbo case Is In your bands," I said.
"Find Victor Morrel."
"Where is M. Morrel?" he asked of
tbe girl.
"Oh, I do not knowl   Spare me!"
"Tnke her away," said tbo officer to
the gendarme. "She will finish her career on the guillotine."
This was too much for her fidelity to
her lover. "I *do not know where he
is," sho said. "Yesterday he was in
That evening Morrel was arrested In
Marseilles and brought to Mentone for
trial. Ho put on a bold front, feeling
sure that thero were no witnesses of
tbe murder.
"M. Morrel," asked tho prosecuting
nttorney, "why were you so foolhardy
ns to leave the figure 8 on tbe heart of
the mnn you killed?"
"I did not," tho prisoner exclaimed,
"lt looked llko tho letter S, but bad
you completed it you would have made
an 8 of it."
Tlie prosecutor held up tho murdered
man's coat, ou which had been cut tho
letter S. Tbo prisoner fell back, clutch*
lug his hair and moaning;
"I must have been drunk."*
It appeared later that he had been
drinking heavily and was unconscious
of cutting the mark ho was accustomed to lenve on those ho worsted in
fcuclug. Ho was convicted, and before
I left France be was taken out of Jail
one morning before daylight and guillotined. ALAN JAI I'ONDIK.
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A Sufferer from the After Effects of
Typhoid Tells of His Deplorable
Condition — Appeared to be in
a Rapid Decline.
The after effects of pome troubles,
such aa fevera, la grippe, etc, are
fiequ.ntly more serious in their insults than the or.ginal illneas, and
the patient is loft u:i utmost physical wreck. In such cases us these
what is needed s a tonic medicine,
to enrich tha blood, etrenethen the
nerves, und put th ■ system right. Mr.
L. Barnhordt, a piosperous young
fanner living near W'ellund, out., offers proof of the truth of these sta:-'-
ments. Mr. liurnhuult says: "Some
veuirs ago, while living in the United
Stutes, I wns attacked by typhoid
fever, the ni't-r elf ets of n hleh proved
more disastrous to my constitut: in
than the lever Htelf, und for months
I was an amoH total wreck. I hu<i
no appetlf*, wus haggard and emaciated, and apparently bloodless. I hud
violent and distressing headaches, und
my whole n.pp uiuih'l' wus auggestlv*'
of a rapid de-Mine. 1 tried no less th in
three dootors, but they failed to 1j' ne-
nt me. A't this junoture a friend of
mane mentioned my ease to another
physician, and he suggest d that I
should lake a coins- of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. I took this advice and
found it most sa'Ustaotory, Almost
from the outset the ii lis helped me,
and I continued their ui.o until 1 had
taken about a dozen poxes, when 1
felt myself folly rcs.oied to my former
health, und my weight Incr ase.l lo
1(15 pounds. 1 have enjoy* d lilt: best ef
health ever since, and I will always
giv.* Dr. Williams' Pink P.lis tn.1
praise they so t'ichy deserve."
These pills ure a certain cure for
lhe aft r efftcts of fever, la grippe and
.pneumonia. They nuiko new, r.ch, red
blood and stiengtiheu tlie nervts from
first dose to la.s't; and in this way th y
cure such troubles as anaemia, neuralgia. rlieun;ati-in. heart weakness,
k'dney und liver aliments, partial paralysis, Ft. Vitus dance, etc. They ulso
cure the functional uilntents thut make
the lives nf so many worn n a source
of c. ns.ant m sery* und bring the glow
of health to pale and Bellow cheeks.
Other ulleged Ionic pills ure mere Imitations of th'3 great medicine, nnd the
buyer slioud see that the full nam1
"Dr. Williams' Pink pills for Pale
People," is on every box. Sold by ail
deuiers in m d'olne or sent postpaid
at r.Oe. a box, or six boxes for *>-.;"> t,
hy addressing tho Dr. Williams Medicine  Co.,  Brookyllle,  Ont.
if attacked with cholera or summer complaint
of nny kind send at onco for a bottlo of Dr. J.D.
KoP'gfr'sDysent-y Cordial and uso it accord*
in' .i directions. Itoctswilli wonderful rapidity In suhdnlni* thnt dreadful ' isoiiso that
\vr*nI..-:is I tie : iriiiii;.- i man and tliut destroys
Iho younff and delicate, Those who have used
thiscfiolera modic;nosny it nets promptly, oud
a*vor fails to effort a thorough cure.
■Refuses to Ran Rlska.
Wife—Don't you want to go shopping with me?
Husband—No, thanks.
Wife—You don't love me.
Husband—Yes, I do. I love you so
much that I don't want (o run the risk
of n permanent separation.—judge,
"Your constituents hnve arranged to
give you n serenade."
"Well," snid (he member of congrms
who hns grown irritable, "I suppose
It's the consistent and proper thing to
do. My constilUPiits nlways seemed
to derive a grent doul of satisfaction
from keeping tne awake nights."-
Wiishinaton Slur.
-V, Snow &, Co., Syracuse, N. Y., write:
.'louse send us 111 gross of pills. We uro
telling more of Purmhlee'a Pills thin unv
ilher pill we In op.   Tli-y hnvo II greul re| a-
.lion for the cure of Dyspepsia und Liver
J. uipluint."   Mr. Charles A, Smith, l,im'-
i y, writes:   "I urmolou'fl Pills ure un cxee
len medicine.   M.slt-rhns b-r-n tronb'od
With severe hi m. . he,  but tbese pills huv
cured her."
Her Little  Hint.
She shortened the sbnwl strap until
she wus able io fasten it to her arm.
"There!" she exclaimed. "If you're
afraid I will get away, you can hang
on to the handle of that It will be
much more convenient than gripping
me by the arm and also much »lcus-
nnter for me."—Chicago Post
Can Itecoinmon l It. Mr. Knos D-iubcrry
Tnscurora,writesi "lino ploasod to ray t!.:.i
Uu. Thomas' EiJBC'riao On, is .-ill taut you
claim it to be. as we have been uslniritfor years,
Ijolh internally uud externally, nud havo always
received licnclit from its use. It is our funilly
medicine, and I luko great ploasuro iu recom*
Advice From the Pred-leu* Fanatic.
"If you've got a rival in the sweetheart
business." remarked the freckled fanatic,
"you never wnal lo knock blm. It excites tbe girl's sympathy for him, Wlir.1
yon wnnt to do is to boost, boost, and
keep on boasting until she eels so tired of
bearing you sin^* bis praises that she
bates him."—Indianapolis Sun.
Mother Graves' Worm Iiztnrminaror Is plens
ant to tulle; turo and effectual in destroviiii
worms.   Many havo tried it wit U liest result:,.
Horry's   Performances.
Fonton—Hurry takes n good deal of
horseback exercise of late. I suppose
you have seen blm In tbe park.
Dent—Instead of horseback exorcise
I should call it exercise on horseback.
Fonton—What's the difference, pray?
Dent—Lots of difference. When n
mnn takes exercise on horseback, be
only uses the horse's back as a platform for his acrobatic performances.—
l'.osiou Transcript.
A   Horn. I'm   BtlnaT,
The pain produced by a hornet's
sting is caused by a poison Injected
info the wound, and so Instantaneous is
Its effect lis to cause ibe uttncl; of this
Insect to resemble a violent blow in tbe
and li tt n. Do you del-xt the a.tehftFt de-
fect as lo harmony, sweetness Ol volume* of
tone in any of tho WILLIAMS' PIANOS we
art* more than pleased to Bhow you ?
You can but iiEewtr in the negative, *
Vou will lind noth.ng «ru- g with ihe case
design or flnlih cf the inttrumenia either.
We handle all makes t-f organ und usuhl-
ly have a nuinber of El'ghtly Ucwl organ**
and pianos for sale cheep,
Forrester & Katcher,
Eld ridge "15" Sowing Machines.
Assurance Company.
For the Year Ended December, 31st, 1901.
    $3,7*.!.50*1 UK
Due. 80, l'JXI.   To net Ledger Assets	
Dee. :u, 1601,   ToCabh for Premiums   	
" •■     To Oash income on investments,	
Doc. ill, 1901,   By Payment fnr Death Olalm-s, Profits., etc,  ...
By all other Payments	
$922,936 tu
1711-liil 60
Dee. 81,1001.   By Mortgagoa, eta 	
" Debentures (markel value $747,205.99) 	
•■ Stocks and Bonds (market value $1 871.816.70;.
" Heal Estate, Including Company's building	
" Loans on Policies, etc	
" Loans on Stocks (nearly all on call)	
" Cash in Bank and on   linnd	
Premiums outstanding, etc. (losscoBt of collection)
Interest and rents d.uo and accrued	
v< hy go limping nnd whining nbout font
corns, when a25obctt eofHoUoway'spornOan
will romovo thorn? Ciive i a trial,end you will
nut regret It.
Merely   For Ornnmptitnllnn.
"Why did you let that young mnn
pul his iinn around you?" demanded
her mother. »
"Well, you ace, my belt buckle
broke," answered the sweet young
"What hns thnt io do with It?"
"Why. I'd look frightful without a
holt, wouldn't I?"-Ch1caga I'ost.
Asi for Minari'g and take no oilier
An Invalid far.
Tho Saxon Stuto Railway? hnve ordered tho construction of an invalid
car for the transportation of jmtionia
who can afford tl.o expense of such u
luxury. It is designed so as to pass
over all Mandiinl gauge roads from
tho Russian border and Constant!-*
noplo to the extremes of Italy and
France, nnd when not required at
homo may bo hired for use on any
I'tntlnu   (he   Sent   On.
"Tie gave me n message to deliver to
brother George," sho explained demurely.
"Was It necessary to kiss you in order to do thnt?" demanded her mother.
-   "Yes." she answered; "It was a sealed message."—Chicago Post.
$1,872,904 in*
$4,194 809 HI
fl.l'IA) l*'i OS
T.'T.Ms M
1,822.108 9J
-1 is;.*,.t; ll
278,827 44
216 17(1 im
22,808 ii5
$4,194,809 iii
17K..W1 K5
47.KM <r>
*T4.4iaj,77:i 88
Doo. 81,1901,   To Quaratateo Fund    $        mi.HKiuii
"   Assurance and Annuity Reserve Fund .. 8,808229 00
"  Death Losses awaiting proofa,ote  46,103 0]
Net Surplus
8,913 882 01
8507,111 87
Audited and found <
.1. N*. LAKE, Auditor.
TIhi iitian. ial |n>*iiinii nf tho Company i* unexcelled -its percentage (.f nnt
surplus to liabilities exceeds that of any other Home Company.
New insurance iasuod during 1901    $ 6,620,067 im
Exceeding the boa) ] rcvious year In the history of the Oorapany by
over half ii million,
[nrmraneein foreeatond of 1901 (net)     27,977794 00
W. N. U. No. lltlti.
L. W. SMITH, Es*q., K.C., D.0.L, .1. K. USUORNK,  Esq.
D. MoOEAE, Esq.; Guelplr.
WM. MHA13E, L.L.B., F.I.A., F.S.S.
L. GOLDMAN. A.I.A. .]. THORBURN, M.D., Edln.
Tho Report containing tho proceedlu .s of the Annual Meeting, held on January 29th
laat, showing marked proofs of tho conn mi- U progress un 1 -olid position of the Com puny,
will bo sent to pollcy-holdors. Pamphlets explanatory of the attraotivo investmentor
plans of the Company, and n copy of Ihc annual report, Bhowtng its unexcelled financial
poaltinn, will bo rurnlBnod on application to the Head OfQcetor any of tho Company's
1/cfws *ihM>> OSfarT'
ure Pain*
The Dr. McLaughlin Electric Belt lithe
only nOvCT-fallltlg cure for I'lii'imintisin,
l.aiua Hack, Ncrvoiisuc^s. (ii-ncr.il Debility,
Loss of Power In Younfj;, MldlHe-agOfJ and
Old .Man, Varicocele, Weak Hack and Kidneys. DraiiH of Vitality, Wasted Energy,
Sleeplessness, Pains in Head, Hack, Chest,
Shoulders and Limbs, P*emale Weakneis,
Bearing Down Pains and ail those ailments
from which women sulTer. .. It cures after
all other remedies have failed.
I guarantee a cure if I say I can
I don't ask anyone to take
chance:, on my invention.
It doesn't cost you anything if I
I don't ash any man to buy my appliance on a speculation I know that, it will
cure these troubles und I want mv pay only
when the cure is c ploto,    I don I ask you
to try it one month, nor two months, but
huiK enough to euro vou. and when I have
cured you you can pay inc. If I fail in my
task It's my loss, not yours. All vou lose
is your tune, and ir my Belt Fails to cure
you you will have thu satisfaction ot
knowing that the best, strongest ami finest
electric laxly appliance iu Hie world—one
with 50,000 cures to its credit -has
failed, and that there is no cure for you in
electricity.   Itcniumher, my terms are PAY WHEN CURED.
f* mttWa\Tit%tat'——Beware of concerns offering a thin piece of felt
•aaXarfiW,* K%aft**JW lu* substitute, for my cushion electrodes.
These cheap coverings are used only to disguise their hare metal blistering
electrodes. They have to bo soaked in water, whicll quickly dries and
leaves them without current. My Cushion electrodes are my exclusive invention and cannot lie imitated.
If you have one of these old-style, blistering belts I will lake it in trade
for ono of mine. I do this not that tho old belt is of any use, for it ia not,
but to establish tlie value of my goods with people wbo have been misled
by tbo false claims of concerns selling a cheap, worthless article. If you
cannot call and test the current write for my beautiful Illustrated Hook,
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Fishing In the St. Marys is good.
E. J. Peltier was In town  this week.
Ceo. Leask of Cranbrook, was in town
this week,
Mrs. William Small visited Cranbrook
Lhls week.
Mr. Roberts caught a Char fish that
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Kimberley is booming this week. Pay
day at tbe .North mine.
Miss WUcock of Cranbrook", visited
Marysville on Tuesday.
The corugated iron work on the roof
of the roasters Is completed.
Ed. Taylor of tho North Star mine
was in Kimberley this week,
Harrr, Toney of thr North Star mine
visited Marysville on Sunday.
Mrs. McKenzie of the Falls View
hotel visited Cranbiook this week.
J. D. McBride the hardware man of
Cranbrook was in town this week.
Henry Breautt gave quite an exhibition of bronco busting In Marysville this
Jonny Wolf, who has been cooking at
the North Star mine, left for Moyie on
Joe. Laldlaw of lie Nt tth Stat mlue
war* in Kimberley this week. Joe. te
looking well.
Louis Theaubald left on Thursday
with the government road cutters up
the St Marys.
Steeve Young who has been prospecting at Perry Creek for a few days returned this week,
Mr. Cree of Fernie, who has been
visiting In Kimberley for the past week
returned on Saturday.
Duncan McFarlane left for his claims
up the St. Marys on Monday, where he
will do some development work.
Walter Martin, Sleeve Young and O.
Russell left on Wednesday to do some
development work on the Big Dipper
claim near the Sullivan mine.
Dan McKay, government road mastei
was in Marysville this week. He has
been up the St. Marys locating the new
trail which is to be cut out at once.
If you wane any horses brought in at
once apply to Walter Martin. He has
been about two weeks trying to locate
his own.   He says his hor^e can bronco.
J. E. Jeffries of Craubrook, called on
tbe Tribune this week and also took m
tbe town. He is more than surprised
with the progress which Marysville has
R. Dudley of Fernie who was called
to Kimberley on Saturday last on account ot the serious lilntss of his eldest
son Leonard, returned to Fernie
on Tuesday. Leonard has improved
wonderful and his many friends hope to
sec  him around  as usual in a week 0;
The Railway Up The Valley.
The Tribune bears from good authority that construction on the proposed
railway up the St. Marvs river will be
cotomeijced next year without fail.
Tbis will be a great boom to the
country in general and something for
the citizens of Marysville to look forward to as our town will without a
doubt be the base of supplies aud head
quarters for construction.
Edward   O'Kelly   in   Marysville.
Canadian Government agent visited
Marysville for the first time this week,
and was astonished at the progress of
Marysville. He bas just been in the
Edmonton district and located several
families. He complained of that district
being very wet this year. Ills
ide-i for visiting British Columbia was
to learn something of Us resources and
to be able to give lulormatlon regarding. He says that in his business be
often comes into contract w th pe. p e
who want information regarding British
Colombia, Mr. O'Kelly was please with
what he saw and hopes lhat it will not
be his last visit to Marysville.
Nelson is AH Night.
liver since the terrible disaster i
ihe miues at Pernie which caused such
an appalling loss of life, and left desti
cute bo many whose only means of support was thus ruthlessly cut off, the city
•if Nelson lias taken a prominent part
iu the raiblug of funds for the relief ol
the dlstressed-i uud the good work is not
yet epdetj* Last Saturday a lacrosse
match was played in lhat city between
he Liberals nud Conservatives, and as
it had been advertised that the proceeds
would go to tbe Fertile relief fund, over
5<xj people witnessed the match, which
resulted iu a victory for the Liberals by
a score of.5 to 2. The game was the occasion for a good afternoon's sports, and
every Individual who paid lo witness it
helped in a small way a noble work.
Al a result of the game, over #roo was
added lo the relief fund.
Estella Looking Good.
Fro« the Herald-
William Mills, William Bluett and
Michael Donald were in town Monday,
on their way to Moyie from Tracy creek.
They have been doing development
work on the Estella mine, and have jnst
completed a 270-foot cross cut in the
lower tunuel of the mine, which is in a
distance of over 1200 feet. Mr. Mills
says they struck a lead of fairly good ore
about lour feet in width, and that the
property is looking very promising.
He also states that from present indications considerable work will be done in
that neighborhood this summer.
May Play In Nelson.
Cranbrook Herald.—
The Cranbrook Lacrosse team bas received a very generous invitation from
Nelson, for a game in that city on Coronation day. The Nelson boys offer to
pay their transportation and hotel expenses, and give tbem $25 besides, to
say nothing of the good time they will
have while under their care. The Cranbrook boys will in all probability accept
the invitation, and are getting in shape
to give the boys of the lake city a few
pointers on lacrosse as she is played.
Archdeacon Pentrealh's Visit.
From the Herald-
Last week the venerable Archdeacon
Pentreath of New Westminster, paid the
district au official visit. On Sunday the
archdeacon, assisted by Rev. Beach am,
conducted services in Christ church.
It was a special service of thanksgiving,
for peace so recently restored to the empire, aud was most impressive. The
singing was particularly good ami all the
songs were ol praise aud thanksgiving.
W, C Johnston tendered the Recessional by DeKoveu in a masterly manner.
At the close of tlie service the first verse
ot the national anthem was sung, everyone present joining in.
The archdeacon congratulated the
members of Christ church upon their
general progress, and expressed himself
as much pleased with the manner in
which the work of the church in Cranbrook was conducted. He also spoke a
few words with reference to the recent
war, pointing out that the blood which
had been shed by the brave men who
represented Canada and England'solher
colonies had done much toward cementing and building up a great and glorious
empire, and that while the feeling of
strife had been bitter the time was not
far distant when every inhabitant of
South Africa would Mesa the day which
brought them under British rule.
Fort Stec'e Items.
From the Prospector.
Tbe Steamer North Star cleared of
Golden on Wednesday.
Mrs. Chas ^El wards will shortly return to Fort Steele after spending the
winter al Calgary.
H. L. Stevens and T. Crahan, old
timers ln the district cams up with the
excursionists from Elko Monday.
A match gam- of base ball bet wet n
the Windermere and Fort S:eeie base
ball teams will be played on July
The people of F.»rt Steele hava shown
th^ir sympathy for the Ferule sufferers
by collecting an-1 forwarding the sum of
$14i) to the relief com-nitlee at Firnle.
Oi Wild Horse Creek there Is much
prospecting aril developemeot going
on among the placers. Mining men expect a large clean up at theclose of the
Fernie   News.
From the Free Press—
The sawmills along the IClk river re
turned operations this week.
The "Too Rich to Many" Co., which
will play here on tbe 17 inst., desires us
to Inform the public that they will give
25 per cent of the receipts to the Fernie
Relief Fund.
Constable FLirq-iharson had considerable trouble with his chain gang this
week. There are several unruly prls
oner at present and they have influenced
the gang to refuse to work.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows will hold decoration services atthe
Fernie cemetery on Suuday at 3 p. m
AH O id Fellows are requested to meet
in Joyce's hall at 2 30 sharp.
There was a meat famine In town last
week owing to the uncertain state of
railroads. Every butcher shop was
•-•mpty until Monday, when P. Burns received a shipment of three car loads of
Urgent appeals are being made by the
ranchers nearM'chel for a Government
road to the tov^n, The Tece it foods
ha ': washed out ihe old trail and tbey
art: compelled totnake their way through
the uiderbush when visiting Mfche'.
We notice with ex'reme regret that
since tbe explosion many of the bctt .1
■lii.'is of miners have gone east T i-s
■viii be a Iosb to the company and tbe
11 wn in every sense,but there Is uo need
for a scare, Tbe coroners Inquest and
the government enquiry to follow will
ensure -nich precautions in fnture working as have never been considered nee
-ssary In the past. So much Is certain.
and the mine will be rendered as safe as
skill can make them. Fernie will yet
be a good town and we urge the mento
have a little p atlenee and net hurry
away under the Inliience of scare. If
proper safeguards are not adopted then
let them go.
How   To   Injure Your  Town.
Freeze out any manufacturing enter
Send away for yoar merchandise.
Patronize some other paper In prefer*
ence to your home paper.
BMawa—i ■•*-——-1—r •
Items of Interest.
A ferry boat is now In operation on
the Columbia river at Trail.
The Western Federation of Miners
voted $3010 for the relief of the destitute at Fernie.and a further relief will
be forthcoming if cezessary.
A railway accident near Calgary last
Wednesday resulted in death to three
trainmen, Conductor J. Doran, of Winnipeg, Car Inspector Courcy, of Calgary
and brakemanJ. Dunn.of Medicine Hut.
The train struck a washed out culvert
and the men were buried ln the wreck.
The Lardeau Eag'e has been purchased by E. G. Woodward, who will in future take charge of that Interesting
»heet. Alfred Pelkey, the retiring editor, has been giving the people of Lardeau and vicinity a bright, wide awake
paper,and it is to be hoped that bis successor will continue the good work.
The  Bell   In   Place.
The Father Pat Memorial bell, which
was bought by tbe ladles of St. Ac-
drew's church Trail, has been placed ln
the belfray of the church and nowrlngs
the summons to service. Mr. Merry
placed the bell In position.
Perry   Creek.
Messrs. Bremuer and Howe are here
from Klko doing assessment work on
the Daisy claim belonging toj. J. Murphy of that place. This claim joins the
Young property. The boys mnde a trip
from Old Town to the mine on Monday,
and say the snow is all off that far up,
about eight miles,
A mine expert from Rossland has been
looking over some claims belonging to
the Banks brothers. He was here iu the
interests of a company that expected to
lease the property.
The Banks brothers are doing assessment work on their claims at Wild
There will soon be a trail from Old
Town to Fish lake. This is one of the
best fish ponds in the country, and a
nice distance from Old Town.
Rev. Don Uquhart, 3. A-, of Knox
College Missionary society, preached at
Old Town on the 26th. lie is stationed
at Marysville, and walked to Perry
Messrs. Thompson, Thies and Burge
are fencing in,all ciealiou fop the benefit
of the public.
Oliver Burge has been remodeliug the
hotel at Perry creek, miking it more
pleasant and convenient.
The indications are that there will be
an abundance of wild fruit this year.
Strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries,
sarvisberries and huckleberries are loaded with blossoms.
Something    About    the    Organization
Which Own tbe Fernie Mine.
Toe Crow's Nest Coal"Conpany yrc-
prietors of the Fernie mines, La tbe outgrowth of the enterprise of a syndicate
of Victorians. In 183G Wm. Fernie, who
resided at Oak Bay, learned that the
Gait company had applied for a charter
through the Crow's Nest Pass, interest-
a numb-.it of other gentlemen, who put
au exploring party iu the field with Mr.
Fernie at i s head.
The little syndicate, who thus laid
the foundation for the greater corporation, consisted of Col. Baker, Wm, Fernie, C. C- Fernie, V. H. Baker. J, D.
Pembeiton, Bl. Bray, J. E Humphreys
and F. W. Aylmar.
One wetk after taking the field In
1887 tbe party found the first seam on
Martin creek. This they named the
Jubilee, tt being found within a few
days of the Q leens Jubilee anniversary
Ledge after ledge were ciscouvered in
the years following. Then the B. C
s 'iHi't-ni charter was obtained, for the
construction of which the companv was
to receive 20,000 acres a mile. They
afterwards purchased 11,000 acres from
the government.
For a time the company was slid to
be threatebed with extinction by the
C. P.R bnt mainly through Mr. Ferule's
efforts, who hung on his holdings when
others weakened, the co-operation of
Senator Cox,Iiobt. Jaffray, Klas Rogers
Col. Pellatt and other influential capitalists was enlisted and the future of
the concern was assurred.
Sfuce that the B. C. Southern railway
has been constructed as a feeder to tbe
Groat Northern, enormous coke ovens
have been built, and Fernie itself has
sprung from a hamlet to one of the
most promising cities in Canada. Th
output of the company's mines Is a 1 meat
daily Increasing, while the superior cok
Ing qualities of the coal makes It desirable for the finest utcam purposes. It
Is estimated that the company has In its
lands a desposlt of twenty-.wo billion
NotleolB hereby given that the partner*
ship boretofore existing between A. E. Bale
uud A. J. Small, (under the name of i'nlo &
Small) Im tl\te day dissolved by mutual consent. A. J. Hmnil r-'th'iiitf from the busiupRK
and a. Iv Bale rotloctioff all bills and payiup
alt uccounts
A. E. Buls,
A J. Small.
May, 15th, 1002.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Cranbrook and Maryavlll, B, 0.
A. Bale, Prop.
Tie Pioneer Hotel of tie St. Marys Valley
<*s><m*-s>s--*m ^^"S^m^^t^s^p^
<• «-*e>$<m><m<mx^^
If you wish to prosper
Don't forget to patronize the merchants of the district.
PELTIER,   Of  Cranbrook,
Is the nearest wholesale.dealer in
Liquors, Hay and Oats,
•    Pieper & Currie,
Dealers in Paints, Oils,
Glass and Wall Paper.
Painters, Paper Hangers and Decorators,
Marysville and Cranbrook.
Wholesale and Retail
Fresh and Cured Meats,   Fresh
Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply the best.    Y onr trade Is solicited.    We have markets ln all the principal towns of British Columbia.
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Send to—
REID & CO., Cranbrook,
For overalls, boots and shoes, rubbers,
underwear, hats, caps, and everything
a man wears
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Licensed Provincial Assayer
Lite analytical cbemUt and control
assayer to the North Mine company,
Every Description of Mineral Analysis.
Prompt Attention to  Samples by  .Mail
ond Express.
Office and Laboratory.
Kootenay St. Nelson, 11. C
Feed, Sale and Livery Stable-
Pack Horses Furnished at any
Will take Contracts for any kind
of teaming.
Marysville       *      - B. C
aood   Work.     Good    Material
and the PHr--*!,
Watchmaker and Jeweler.
Offlrial Wntcb  Inspector for the C. P. R.
C'ruhbrook, B. 0.
Notice Is hereby given that all persons cutting Green or Dry wood on the
'OwDstte will be pro-ecuted unless tbey
-an produce a permit from tbe Townslte
agents. Permits may bo obtained by
■ pplying at the townslte office and pay.
Ing 50 cents a cord In advance. By
The Marysville Townslte and Development Company.
Simpson & Hutchison,
Sole Agents
East Kootenay Hotel
Whon you  are hungry  and want a good
meal.   Oo to the East Kootenay.
Win-n yon are tired and want a rest.  Qo to
the East Kootenay.
When you are thirsty and want a drink.   Qo
to tbe Eest Kootenay.
In fart, when yon nr» in Cranbrook.  Stop a
the East Kootenav. /
Marysville, B   C,


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