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*Zbc   Uttarvsville   tribune.
VOL.   1.      NO.   44.
#2.00   PER   YEAR
Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Oeo A. Cox, President. B E. Walker, Don. Mnn'gr.
Paid up capital, $8,000,000.    Rest, $2,000,000     Total resources, S05.000 000.
A general banking business transacted. Deposits received.
London. "England" Office 60 Lombard Street.
Cranbrook Branch     hubert haines, Mgr.
A few more Bicycles at cost from $2*-* to $116.    A   car
load  < f Carriages just  to hand, also a   Rood stock of
-.Harness.   A full line of General Hardware always in
I   Stock.  Plumbing and  Tinsinithing in connection..
Remember the
*"*_     Pioneer Hardware Merchant,
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.
I        The Big Store.
I        The Big Stock.
I        The Big Bargains.
IM Steels Mercantile Co., Ltd, Cranbrook.
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A Proof....
of the business we are doing ls the amount of goods we are using. 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 about the lirst of February,
Dm't forget that our Mr, Miner does fine repairing and upholstelng
OUR MOTTO : Honeat Gooda, Honest Prioea, Honest Dealing.
The Kootenay Furniture Company Ltd.
J. P. FINK, Manager. Cranbrook
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Head Quarters for Mining and Smelting
Men. New House, New Furniture Homelike and Comfortable.
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The   Royal Hotel
Manager Cronin Says Lead is Too Low
to Ship.
Min ers Can GetCredi t fcio W rfc
Done on Claims in Excess
of Assessment*
MINIM.   NEWS   OF   liENERAl.   1N'I1:KI:ST
The Moyie Leader snys thnt an important strike was made in the St. Eugene mine last week when between eight
and niue feet of solid ore was struck
about 6oo feet in from the 100 foot level
of the shaft on the Lake Shore claim.
This is on a cross lead between what is
known as the south vein and tbe main
lead. All the development work done
from *lhis level goes to prove that tbe
enormous bodies of ore encountered in
the No. i workings maintain their size
as they go down, and in out- place the
ore has reached the width of 33 feet.
And yet, notwithstanding the fact that
today the St Eugene is one of the best
lead mines on the American continent,
Manager Cronin will close it down.
While in Spokane recently he bad the
following to say to a representative of
the Spokesman-Review:
"The lead situation in British Columbia offers so poor an outlook th.it we
have decided to close the St. Eugene indefinitely. For months since shipments
were stopped, we have been keeping a
force of about 30 men ou development,
steadily opeuiug up the ore body, so as
to have it iu shape when the price of
lead should advance enough to give us a
market. Tbere ii so little cheer in the
outlook, however, that the crew on development will be laid off, probablj
within tbe next mouth, nnC the mines
will be left standing idle until conditions
change. We have decided tbat it is
needless to keep on putting money In
development when it is so uncertain as
to the length of time until we shall be
able to ship. Lead in Loudon now is
Xu 2s Od, and ou that basis the producer tn British Columbia is paid only about
$t 30 a hundred lor bis product, as
against $3 50 which is the contract price
agreed upou by the Coeur d'Alene mine
owners with the American Smelling &
Refining company. This difference in
price puts a fatal crimp in us. -There is
a duty of a cent aud a half a pound ou
lead ores, aud if we could market our
output in the United States and pay the
duty we would still get $2 a hundred for
our lead, or more thau 30 per cent
above the market price now iu British
Columbia. However, we are barred
from entering the American market,
even by paying duty, because the American Smelting & Refiniug company will
not buy our lead at any price until its
surplus is worked off, ami the smelters
outside the trust-are so busy they cau•
not take our ores."
This hotel is now open and ready for guests.
II. D. McMillen, formerly with the Cranbrook   Hotel, is
the proprietor, and he proposes to have
Hiring Men In Pennsylvania.
The press committee of the Miners'
union at Ferule bad the following printed iu the Free Press of that town:
"The following telegram has been received from L-D. Nicholl, president of
District 1, of the U. M. W. of A.:
"-'Scrautou, Peuu., Aug. 18.—To the
Sec. of the local uuiou of VV. F. M,
Fernie, B. C.: Agents getting meu for
Michel, Morrissey and Fertile. Is strike
-settled?' *'
"'Fernie, B C, Aug. 19—To L. D
Nicholl, presitteut of District I, of the
U. M. W. of A.: Weut lo work for two
months from Aug. 4 to Oct. 4 on new
terms of Si hours underground. Manager agreed if meu not satisfied at end of
two months to return to old system of
working eight hours. Men sigued agreement. Then manager cut prices for contract work. Miners cornered, weut to
work under piotest. May be a prolonged
light alter Oct. 4 for old wage scale,
'By Order of the Executive Board,
'Dan McKenzie, Sec.-Treas,'"
Fancy the company's agent employing meu for Fernie wheu there ure so
many men in Fernie, old hands, nut able
as yet to get work in the mines.
Press Committee.
so as to cover hia assessment work for an
additional year in respect of each one
hundred dollars in excess, shall be exercisable only during the year in which
such excess shall be performed. Aud it
is further ordered that this order shall
take effect from the first day of June,
Mining Notes.
The   Noble   Five,   owned   by  James
Dunsmuir, is now  working with a small
Late shipments of ore from the American Boy, Slocan, give $800 net to the
Center Star and War Eagle, Rosslaud,
are to resume shipments to the Trail
The LeRoi main shaft is to be sunk to
the 1400 foot level. At present it is
down to ia-Bo feet.
Returns of $3677 net were recently received from a shipment of 15 tons of ore
from the Silver Glance, Bear lake, Slocan.
The newly erected Vulcan smelter at
Ferguson had its trial run last week,
which is reported to have been most
The first shipment for 1902 from the
Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining
company has been received, amounting
to $100,000.
A concentrating plant is to be installed on the Blue Bird at Deer Park, Arrow lake. The owners claim to have
1200 feet of ore exposed.
•Charles Haskius and Josiab Lobb,
two miners employed in the Josie mine
at Rossland, were drowned last Saturday
morning while working iu the bottom of
a 900 foot shaft. A disused shaft some
250 feet away filled with water, aud it
worked a hole through to the shaft
where Haskins and Lobb and two other
meu were working, and a vast volume
rushed down the shaft, filling it for 60
The Boundary country smelters have
blown iu again, since they were able to
secure a supply of coke.
The LeRoi mine at Rossland seems to
bave struck a winning gait.
A Clerk's Union.
Cranbrook Herula;
The clerks of Cranbrook met on August 13 and formed a union, to be known
as tbe Clerks' Union of Craubrook. Officers were elected as follows: President, I. Gillis; Vice President, S. Mc-
Kim; Secretary.Treasurer, L. S Mur-
Oue of the leaders in the movement
said to The Herald: "Our object is social as much as anything else, and to
promote as far as it is ln our power both
the interests of the clerks and the employer, uot to antagonize in any way.
We realize that our employer's interests
are our interests, and every clerk, if he
is worthy of holding such a position, is
striving to promote the interests of the
man or company that employs him.
This is the kind of a feeling that should
prevail. An employer should not aim to
get all the work possible out of a clerk
for as little money as possible, nor should
a cierk try to see how little work be can
do for the 111 oeuyhe rceeives. The relations should be reciprocal. Clerks
are not machines; when they become so
tbey are poor clerks. The clerk who is
encouraged is always tbe better clerk.
He will exert himself more, and make
his employer's business his busiuess.
A clerks' union, properly managed, is a
good thing for both sides."
Includes Three Local Mills and Outside
A Large Plant to be Erected and
Equipped with Modern
An Important Notice.
The last issue of ihe B. C. Gazette cou-
tained the following! "Notice is hereby
given that under the provisions of section 143 of the Mini-nil Act, bis honor,
the lieutenant-governor, in council has
been pleased to rescind tbe order of the
15th of May, 1902, published iu the British Columbia Gazette of tbe same date,
with regard to the interpretation to be
placed upou paragraph 2 of section 5 of
tbe Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1898,
aud to make tbe following order in lieu
thereof, namely:—Tbat paragraph 2 of
section 5 of Mineral Act Amendment
Act, 1898.be so interpreted tbat, should
any free miner perform assessment work
on his claim during any one year to the
value 1 f one hundred dollars or more iu
excess of the amount required lo be done
in any oue year by the Mineral Act, the
right thereby given such free miner of
recording a certificate of work doue to
the value of each  oue  hundred dollars,
Morrlssey Booming.
Cranbrook Herald.
James Greer visited Morrissey this
week. He says things are lively there.
The C. P. R. has moved its depot up to
the junction just across the river from
the new townsite, and Breckeuridge &
Lund are putting iu 6oou feet of new
side track. The townsite company is
clearing off its ground, aud building a
bridge which will be done this week,
when lumber can be gotten into the new
town with ease. Tuesday morning over
150 men got off at the new town to work.
Mr. Greer says that everybody is talking
of Morrissey, aud he looks for a lively
place there this year. Many people are
anxiously waiting until tbe survey is fai
enough ulong so that tbe business lots
may be put ou tbe market, which will
be in u few days, and then there will be
a great rush to get Up buildings.
Morrlssey Looks (lood lo 'Em.
1 ritubruuk Ht-rald.
A meeting of the license commissioners will be held at Fernie on the 51b day
of September to consider the following
1 Jules Hurel, transfer from Kootenay
hotel, Buuudary line, Tobacco Plains, to
Morrissey hotel, west side of Elk river,
two miles uorth of Morrissey creek,
known as James Macdoucll's townsite,
2 Robert Schram, transfer from the
Morrissey house, Morrissey, to Morrissey house, two miles distant.
3 W. M. Stewart, Grand Union hotel,
4 R. Iv Beattie, Australian, Morris*
5 A. F. Geddes, Morrissey.
6 Myles A- Beale, the Imperial hotel,
7 Andrew Johnston, Kast Kootenay
hotel, Morrissey,
8 H. A. Kauouse, Waldorf, Feruie,
transfer from Waldorf, old town.
Cranbrook Herald:
Last January A Leltch, of the Cranbrook Lumber compauy, left for the east
to lay the foundation for a new lumber
company that would include several of
the mills of South Kast Kootenay, and
ample capital to meet the growing demand for lumber. Last Saturday tht*
matter had reached the Btage where the
promoters of the company met for the
purpose of perfecting the organization*
The session lasted that day and Monday
when the final details were arranged,
and the East Kootenay Lumber company
became au accomplished fact.
The capital stock of the new company
is $300 000, divided into 3000 shares ol
$100 each. Oue hundred thousand dollars of thl6 amount has been subscribed
by the members of the Craubrook Lum
ber company, the McNab Lumber company and theoPark, Mitchell Co.. the
three saw mill companies that are included in the combination, and other
parties largely connected with western
On Saturday the general meeting of
the shareholders was held, and tbe following board of directors elected: A
Leitch, Cranbrook; M. Leitch, Oak
Lake, Man.; Jas. Ryan, Cranbrook; C.
D. McNab, JafTray; VV. Culpman, Leth
bridge, Alta.; James Park, Grand Valley,
Out., and G. R. Muir, Moyie.
A meeting of the newly elected board
was held and the following officers elec
A. Leitch, president and manager,
C. D. McNab, vice president.
James Ryan, chairman board directors.
W. Colpman, treasurer.
A. Moffat, secretary.
fhe head office 01 the company will be
at Cranbrook and tbe new company assumes charge of the business of the three
mills ou September 1, and begins its
official existence.
The company has obtained very important franchises from the C. P. R. aud
other corporations, and also has tbe
supplying of all lumber, ties, piles, and
other material required by the C. P. R.
in the territory covered by the lumber
company. Tbis in itself means the employment of several hundred men. It is
the intention of the new company to
manufacture all classes of lumber in tbe
latest and most economic manner, and
without increasing the cost, will increase
the market or demand for Kast Kootenay limber generally. Iu addition to
the three spleudid plants already owned
and in operation by the compauy, it is
tbe intention to erect at some central
point a Urge mill, equipped with tbe
latest and best iu the way of modern
mrchiuery, and have it ready for operation by next spring. This plant will include a dry kiln, sash aud door fucloiy,
aud all machinery necessary to place tbe
output of the company ou the eastern
markets in the best possible manner.
The capacity of the company's plant,
with the new mill, will be not less than
25,000,000 feet per year.
The new company occupies a most advantageous position from a business
standpoint. At tbe start it bas three
well equipped mills, already crowded
with orders, and jot less thau £30,000
worth of dry lumber ou  hand to meet
Observations by P. E. Simpson
Cranbrook Herald.
Dave Newell, Mrs Griffith, Mrs. Galbraith and Mrs. Clark, of Fort Steele,
were in town Saturday making purchases. Tbese three ladies are the pioneers of South Kast Kootenay. Mrs.
Griffith came to this couutry in 1857 and
Mesdatnes Galbraith and Clark were
among the early residents of Fort Steele
when that town was the only supply
point for a vast territory. It is a treat
to enjoy the acquaintance of any of the
three and listen to the reminiscences of
the old dayB. And, what is more, what
a lesson their physical condition would
be to the average woman of these days.
Although years have passed, and in the
case of Mrs, GrifHith, tbe three-score
mark already a memory, yet they all are
bale and hearty, aud took the 25 mile
ride as easily as it it had been a little*
walk in tbe park. It is such women
(hot materially assist in making a new
couutry. Tbey inspire courage and cul
tivate energy. The Herald wishes all
three of the ladies many years of happiness among their legion of friends in
Soutb Kast Kootenay.
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Mr. Gr He of Fort Steele was in town
last week He likes to come over now
and then *$ it was in Cranbrook one
day last 1 inter that he saw a railroad
for the fn-t time in 17 years. He is now
iu the go- ?rnment offices at Fort Steele
and once .n a while loves to take a day
off for a B'uort trip with his friends. Mr,
Armstrong the government agent, says
that Mr. Goldie, although he has been
iu the west for years, ls perfectly familiar with the east and is a regular repository of facts ou the early history of Ontario and the eastern provinces. Recently when the Hon. E. G. Prior, minister of miues, passed through this country he met Mr. Goldie. The minister,
iu the all ble manner characteristic of
him expr -ssed great pleasure in meeting
oue of the pioneers of the west.
"Oh. this is not the first time we have
met," said Mr. Goldie.
■'It is r ot?" replied -the minister,
"No. About 30 years ago when you
came to Canada from Scotland you
slopped in Montreal for a few days and
was a guest of the leading club. I was
secretary of the club at that time."
It was auother illustration of Mr. Gol-
die's wonderful memo, y and was quite a
surprise to Mr. Prior.
W m m
James Ryan, of the Cranbrook hotel,
loves a joke, especially if it has a New
Brunswidk flavor. He was raised in tbe
land of lish and naturally cherishes
fond memories of bis old home. Oue
day last week he handed the Old Man
the following from the Nelson News,
saying as he did so that it was well
enough to know the man before tbe argument v,as presented:
Judge Barker of the supreme court of
New Biuuswick, spent a few days in
town this week. During his short stay
iu the city the judge ran into the one
enthusiasm ic member of that lackadaisical organization known as the Nelson
tourist association, and the latter at once
took the judge to task for making so
short a stay in Nelson as he contemplated. As to the reason for making a
inoie extended stay the Nelson man enlarged upon the local attractions, and
dealt especially with the fishing available- This appeared to Interest the
visitor aud he at once warmed up. Fishing evidently had greater interest for
him than anything else, and be listened
to tbe story of the catches he would
probably make if he consented to stay
over. Wheu the Nelson man had finished the visitor remarked that he had
some fishing befoie leaving his native
province. He and three others spent
au afternoon ou the Bouaveuture river.
Tbeir cat■ h consisted of 134 salmon of
an average weight of 20 pounds, of
which number the judge landed 30 off
his own rod. The judge did not stop
over for ' te fishing iu Nelson and the
local man has uot mentioned the subject
since* F biug in the Kootenay is good
but the K jotetiay does uot harbor all the
fish in tbt: world that are worth catching.
The Loss Is Estimated At $75,000 and May
Be More.
Rossland, Aug. 25 —In two hours this
afternoon fire did $75,000 damage in the
business and residential sections of Rossland. Earlier 111 the day it was believed
that the loss would be substantially
greater than this, but close scrutiny of
the facts indicates that the lesser estimate is as nearly accurate as cau be obtained for several days.
The fire broke out precisely at 3
o'clock, in tbe establishment of P. Burns
A. Co., butchers, two doors south of First
avenue on Spokaue street, where a fire
was in use for rendering lard. The
blaze was not discovered until it bad secured considerable headway, and by the
time the alarm was turned in flames
were issuing from the roof. The department was on the ground quickly and
water was playing on tbe flames two
minutes after tbe alarm sounded. In 20
minutes this building was gutted aud
the blaze, fanned by a stroug southeast
breeze, had spread north aud east, jumping First avenue to a row of three story
business houses. Shortly after the
flames jumped Spokaneslrcet to the west
and wiped out half a dozeu stores, tben
extending up Center Star gulch destroyed many residences and the Columbia
brewery. About 4 o'clock tbe wind
veered from southeast to northwest and
this saved a solid busiuess block from
certain destruction. By 5 o'clock the
fire was uuder control At 4:30 o'clock
the Trail fire biigade arrived on a special train and with the well organized
War Eagle mine fire brigade assisted in
quelling the flames. Chief Guthrie was
prostrated by u live wire, but assumed
direction of the firemen  half an   hour
Testimonial lo Mrs. Smythe.
Cranbrouk Herald;
Mrs. J. W. II. Smythe, formerly of
Cranbrook, intends to remove this week
from Greenwood back to Cranbrook.
During her residence iu Greenwood she
made many friends, as is evideuced by
the following communication, under
date of August 23, from that city:
Yesterday afternoon in the parish ball
the Ladies Guild of St. Judes Church of
England, Greenwood, eutertaiued Mrs.
J. W. H. Smythe (younger sister of Mr.
W. S. Keay, sub-collector of customs at
Fernie) at a valedictory tea. There was
a numerous attendance of members of
the guild and other friends of Mrs.
Smythe, including meu also desirous of
taking part iu this expression of the es -
teem in which that lady is held, ancHu
assuring her of their regret at her impending departure from Greenwood lo
reside at Cranbrook. The tuuetion
proved a veritable surprise party for
Mrs, Smythe, who had not received any
inkling of the intention of her co-workers in the guild to make ber a little
presentation. This took the form of an
address, tastefully engrossed aud illuminated by Messrs. A. E. Ashcioft and E.
W. M. Lysous, aud sigued iu colored
inks by the ladies contributing toward
the purchase of au accompanying silver
bon bon dish. Prettily arranged iu ornamental borders aud fancifully lied up
with the address were several interior
aud exterior views of the church. Tbe
silverware was beautifully embossed and
the initials of the recipient were engraved ou It. The address read by Miss
•dinkier voiced the appreciation of tbe
signers of the personal worth of Mrs.
Smythe, of her devotion to the work of
the guild aud other church work, aud
the sincere regret fett at her removal
from Greenwood. Mrs. Smythe feelingly acknowledged the kindness of her
friends aud reciprocated their regret at
having to say good bye. Tea followed
and after au hour had beeu spent in social intercourse the assemblage dispersed. Mrs. Smythe, accompanied by
her mother, Mrs. Keay, will leave for
Craubrook next week.
any  demand   that may be made,    Tli
supply of timber under its control  is I
sufficient to meet all demands for the | Jame8 :'nrk- of lh« Park-Mitchell
hext jo or 15 years at least, and the men dumber company of Moyie, who has
In charge are practical saw mill men, j been '» town tIlc Paat ftiW ,la>'» '» co»-
roughly familiar with the conditions | Oeotlon with tbe organization of the new
in ibe west. This insures success from
tbe start, and will materially assist in
the development of South East Koote
nap as a great lumber district.
Silk Has Landed.
Wilmer Outcrop: Jack Silk was the
first Knight of tbe Road printer to strike
this office. He walked iu from For)
Steele, about yo miles, and pulled the
string on the door of this palace Friday
morning, when the long forgotten vibra
tion sounded through the sanctum, "D >
you want to hire a couip?" It made the
entire staff homesick. Jack said that
the road wai rather dusty for oue so tine
as Silk and wanted to swim down to
Golden. He just took to "pi" at sight,
ar.d now so much likes the country that
he has decided to accept a government
position and will build roads for a time.
Investigate Fernie Disaster.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 25—John Bry-
den, ex-M. P., former malinger of the
WelHngtou mines, Tulley Boyce, n
miner of Nanaimo, and Peter S. Lamp-
man, barrister, of Victoria, have been
appointed a commission to enquire into
the recent disastrous explosion iu the
Crows Nest mines at Fernie, B. C.
lumber company! tells a good newspaper
story. Down in Ontario where he HveB
there is a weekly newspaper published
in a neighboring town. A farmer had
taken it lor two years aud wauted to
cancel his subscription, so he wrote the
editor the following letter:
Mr. Editor: Please slop my paper.
read it for two years aud my wife had
twins. I can't afford to take it auy
ti> *iV n>
Tue following story is being told of
Joe Martin by the Toronto Globe:
When the Duke of York wus in Van
couver Mr. Martin entered the leading
c 11b of that city aud addressed a group
of the members who were discussing the
royal visit.
'•I suppose you will admit," said Mr.
Martin, "that tin- Duke of York is a well
bred Englishman?'1
His auditors were probably too shocked by tbe question to admit or deny anything.
"Well," he continued, "I have just
heard the Duke speak, and I notice that
he doesn't talk Knglish the way you fellows talk Knglish. I don't understand
it at all."
Wbich suggests lhat in Vancouver as
in Toronto the Duke's English bas given
tbe prevailing fasbiouable acceut a bad
R. A. M. Install Officers,
Oraabrook Herald,
Rocky Mountain Chapter No. 125, U.
A.M., met at Fort Steele last Sunday
afternoon, conferred degrees on one
candidate, and lustalled ofllcci-j for this
year as follows:
H —R. L. T. Oalbraltb.
j.—A. 11. Grace.
S. K.—D. McKay.
S. N.— M. Rockcndort.
P. s.—A. Grez,
S. S.—A. McKenzie.
J. S.—A.  Musser.
After the meeting an elegant supper
wus served al Monte Carlo's by the Fort
Steele Masons.
The following from Cranbrook attended: Messrs. Moffat, McKeuzie, Musser,
McBurucy, McBride and Rockeudorf.
Necessity lo Register.
Under the new act all old voters' lists
will be cancelled on August 31 and on
September 1 the work of making new
lists will be begun. All persons, none
excepted, must register during September whether names aie on the old list or
not. A great many electors are apparently uuder the Impression that tbeir
names will reach the lists without effort
ou their part. This is a mistake. K very-
one must register. ;
Mr. Lumsden's Visit.
II. Lumsden, consulting engineer of
the C. P. R , visited Marysville and
Kimberley last week. It is uot known
what his mission was but it is supposed
that he was [here for the purpose of investigating conditious for submitting a
report aa to the best plan to get tbe Sullivan ore down the hill to the North
Star branch. —MB——EM
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eagerness of expression, but lie felt I ruler cried, who saw In an {aslant
a degree of pride in his words never- I that' something unusual hod bnp-
theless. j pencd, "think not to conceal any*
It was toward the latter part of I tiling from me.   What is it, now ?"
the afternoon that Ruric was some-      "Sire, I meant not to hide any*
what startled by seeing some of the   thing from you. The count has been
imperial    guard    approaching   liis   engaged in a duel."
house, and ere long afterward 6is
mother cauie to him, pale and trem-
"Will you give o'er?" he asked as
he struck the count's point down.
"Never! Submit to such as you?
A few moments more the conflict
lasted. One more opportunity be
had ut Damonoff's heart, and be
spared him. All present saw it save
the madman.
Tool!" uttered tbe monk, who
trembled from bend lo foot with excitement, his huge belly shaking like
a bug of jolly. "Will you throw
away your own life, Kuric Nevel?
Shall I toll your mother yon left her
of your own will?"
This mention of his mother called
the last lingering doubt from Iiu-
ric's mind. Again be struck the opposing point down, and then he
pressed his own point upon the
count's bosom, lie avoided tbe
heart—he tried to avoid the vitals—
bul be threw bis arm forward, and
his glittering blade passed through
the fool's body. Willi an expression of pain upon his features he
started back and rested bis reeking
point upon the trodden snow. The
count came furiously on again, but
he struck wildly and at random, liuric merely warding off his blows, until finally hi? arm sank. On the next
moment bis sword fell from his
nerveless grasp, and he sank, fainting, back into tbe arms of his attendants.
"Is ho dead?" asked liuric, starting quickly forward.
"Hold, my son," uttered the
monk, laying his hand upon the
young man's arm. "Surely you have
nothing to fear. It was none ol
your work, no more than if you bad
run your sword to the heart of a
wild beast that bad attacked you."
"But 1 did not touch bis heart,"
quickly returned the youth. "I was
careful of tbat. I would bave struck
him upon tho head with tho flat of
my sword, but I feared I might
break his skull."
"lie is not dead yet," answered
the surgeon as Ituric pressed forward nnd asked the question a second time. "He has only fainted
from the shock of tho blow, coupled
with bis own fears and passions."
"But will ho die?" Ituric asked,
kneeling down by tbe fallen man's
"I cannot yet tell," the doctor
said,, at.the.same time wiping the
blood awav, wliielf'was flowing freely* ' .- ■.
"But why not probe the wound
now?" suggested the monk. "Now
is the best time, for the place is not
yet inflamed, nnd while he is thus insensible be will be free from pain."
The surgeon nt once saw the
truth and propriety of this, and he
proceeded to act upon the suggestion. Having selected a probe wbich
appeared applicable, he examined
the wound. Huric watched him eagerly and with a painful expression.
"I do not think this wound is
mortal," the surgeon reported as he
carefully felt his way along the
course the steel bad taken. "It has
passed below the right lung and only severed somo of the smaller blood
vessels. I think, with proper care,
he may recover."
"Thank Clod!" fervently ejaculated Ituric, with his hands clasped.
"But why so anxious?" asked Urzen. "You were ready enough to
accept his challenge."
"Ave, else you would havo called
me coward," returned the gunmaker, with a flashing eye. "Had I refused to meet him that fatal word
would have met me at every turn. I
knew that such a man as he was no
cope for mo at any game where
strength of arm and sleight of hand
were required. So I meant to disarm him and then givo him up his
life, believhig that such a move
would end the combat. You know
how I labored to spare him. But I
could not. Yet I would not have tho
life of a fellow being, a countryman,
upon my hands in such a quarrel.
My father died fighting for his country, and so would I die if my death
must como from the hand of man.
But to die thus would bo a curse
upon my name, and to inflict such
death upon another would be a curse
in my memory."
"I believe you, my son," tho monk
said. "Only if the count dies you
should not allow such feelings as
you mention to overcome you. In
no way are you to blame for this."
"True, father. Y'ou speak truly,"
added tho surgeon. "Tho young
man has acted most nobly, nnd no
blame can be attached to bim."
liuric seemed somewhat relieved
by these assurances, and, having
seen the count's wound dressed and
assisted in bearing the insensible
form to tbe sledge, he took Alarie's
proffered arm and proceeded to his
own team.
"Who is that monk?" asked the
lieutenant as they entered their
"I only know that ho is called
Vladimir," returned Ituric.   "I have
only 6een him once before.    Have
you ever seen him ero this?"
"Yes: several times ahout our bar
racks. He has been there when
some of our poor fellows have been
sick and dying. lie seems to be a
good hearted man and, I judge,
quite intelligent."
"I agree with you there," our hero
said. "I think he is a good man, but
there is nevertheless a mystery
about him whicll I cannot solve.
His countenance is familiar lo me,
and yet I cannot tell where nor when
1 have seen him."
"Aye," added Alaric quickly and
eagerly; "that is precisely the case
with me. I nm very sure that I have
fcon that man under different circumstances. And others of our company have thought the same."
The two men watched the movements of the monk while they thus
spoke, and they noticed that lie entered his sledge and drove off toward Borodino.
"Jturic," snid the lieutenant after
tbey bad ridden some little distaneo
and at the same time gazing won-
doringly into his companion's face,
"you handle the sword like a magician. By my soul, I'd give all I own
at this present moment, my commission and all, if I could handle the
sword as you can."
"I do understand tho weapon
passing well," returned tho youth
modestly, "but I have worked hard
to gain the science."
"Ah, 'tis not all science," the officer added. "That wondrous strength
of yours is a host in itself."
"And yet," said Ruric, "I have
seen weaker men than myself who
would overcome me easily or, at
least, who might overcome me."
"But they were not in this city,"
suggested Orsa, with a peculiar
shake of the head.
"True, Alaric. I am not in the
habit of mentioning my own powers,
but yet 1 may say that there is no
man in Moscow wbo is my superior
in the uso of any sort of offensive
arms." ,
The lieutenant readily admitted
the truth of this, and then the conversation turned upon the subject
of the count and. the course he had
pursued with respect to the event
which had just transpired. This
conversation lasted until they reached (he door of Ruric's residence,
and, having thanked his friend for
bis kindness nnd expressed the hope
that at somo time he might have
opportunity to return some adequate favor, the gunmaker entered
the house.
The widow sat in her great chair
by the fire. She was pale and anxious. Her brow was supported by
her hands, and at every sound from
without she would start up with a
frightened expression and listen.
At length the sound of bells struck
upon her ear. They came nearer
and nearer, and they stopped nt her
door. She would have arisen, but
she could not. With her hands
cJasped she bent eagerly forward
and listened with a frantic interest.
Soon the door opened. Surely no
one but ho would enter without
knocking. She started to her feet.
Tho inner door opened. A male
form stood before her.
"Buric! My boy! Safe I"
She tottered forward and sank
upon the bosom of her noble son,
and while she wound her arms tightly about bim she murmured her
thanks lo God.
Hy and by Ihe widow became more
calm, but still there was an earnest,
eager look of fear upon her face.
Rurie saw it, and he knew well what
it meant.
"Mother," he said, "the count is
not dead."
"Nor wounded?" she uttered
quickly and eagerly.
"Yes; badly. But, listen, I could
not help it." And thereupon he related all the circumstances connected with the conflict. When be bad
concluded, bis mother pondered a
few moments, and then she snid:
"Surely, my son, 1 will try to
suffer nothing from this, even
should the wicked man die. In all
you acted upon the defensive. I'rom
tho first ho has only been intent on
attacking you, aud on tho battleground ho would have killed you if
he could."
"Most surely he would, mother.
Aye, bo would not have hesitated to
6lab mo in the back could ho havo
gained the opportunity. Ho was
mad beyond all self control, and his
eagerness to kill me was only equaled by his chagrin at being overcomo
by ouo whom ho had hoped easily to
After this Ruric went to his shop,
but I'aul manifested no great emotion upon beholding bim.
"Y'ou seem to take it as a matter
of courso tbat 1 should return alivo
and well," said tbe gunmaker, with
a smile.
"Why, of course," returned the
boy composedly. "What would a
6core of such men ns he bo to you?
Conrad Damonoff hold a sword bo-
fore Ruric Nevel? No. 1 only
smiled when I beard his challenge.
1 should have as soon thought of being anxious about your return from
a marten bunt."
Buric smiled at his boy's peculiar
bling. ami informed him that he was
i wanted by tbe emperor's ollicers.
"Ob," she groaned, with clasped
i hands am! tearful eves, "they will
j take you from mc now!"
"Kciir not, my mother," the youth
\ confidently returned. "The emperor
I will nnt blame me when he knows
all ihe particulars. But come, let us
go in."
liuric found (he officer*, three of
tbem. iu the kitchen, and he asked
I them if tbey sought him.
"We seek Ruric Nevel, the gun-
; maker," replied the leader.
"I am the man, sir. May I know
\ what is wanted?"
"Cannot you guess?"
"Why, yes. I suppose if must be
on account of the duel which was
i fought this morning."
"And who wants me?"
"Who sliould want you but the
' emperor?"
"Ob, they will not take my noble
boy from me I" cried Claudia, catching the ollicer by the arm. "Tell
our good emperor that Russia has
. taken my husband from mc; that ho
fell in his country's cause. Tell him
my boy was not to bin me"—
"Hush, mother," interposed Ruric.   "Fen r not yet."
"Come," said the leader. 'Tt is
growing late, and Peter will not
brook delay."
"But they will not harm him I"
the mother frantically cried, clinging now to her son.
"No, no, my m»ther. Best you
easy here until I return." And then,
turning to the guard, he added,
"Lead on, and I will follow."
"Now rest you easy, my dear
mother." And with these words
Ruric gently set her back into her
chair and then hastened out after
the ollicers. In tbe entry bs put on
his bonnet and pelisse and then followed his conductors out to the
street, where stood a double sledge,
with two horses attached.
"Y'ou seem to look upon tbe killing of a Russian noblemen as u very
email affair." said one of the officers
»Iter tney had started on their way.
"Is he dead, tben?" liuric quickly asked.
"The doctors think his case a critical one. But that is not tbe thing.
Y'ou would have killed him if vou
"No, no. By heavens,'tis not sol
All who were present will swear that
I tried to spare him."
"Very well," returned tbe officer.
"We shall see about that when we
come lo the palace. Perhaps you
may go clear; but, upon my soul, I
would not willingly occupy your
Buric cared not to argue lhe point
with those who knew nothing about
the circumstances, so he remained
silent during the rest of the ride. It
was near sundown when they reached the imperial palace, and Ruric
was conducted at once into the emperor's presence.
The Kmperor Peter was in one of
the smaller audience chambers, sitting at a largo table covered with
purple velvet heavily wrought with
gold, and upon cither hand stood
some of bis private attendants. He
was n young man, not yet so old as
Ruric by some three years, but his
face already wore a mature look.
His frame was solid, but not large,
being rather slight than otherwise
in physical bulk. His dress betrayed
negligence and carelessness and was
in marked contrast with Ihc rich
garbs of his attendants. Such was
1'eter of Russia, yet a youth, small
in frame and careless of those graces
which go to make up the sum of
court life, but still able to benr the
affairs of a great nation upon his
shoulders. Within that head worked a mighty brain, and in'that bosom beat a heart thirsting more for
the good of Russia than for self or
Ruric saw Stephen Urzen and the
surgeon there, aud he also saw the
Duke of Tula there. He met tbe
duke's eye, und a peculiar 6cnsation
of fear ran through his mind as he
saw the stem, threatening expression that rested upon Olga's face.
"Sire," spoko tlio leader of those
who had conducted the prisoner
(hither, "Ruric Nevel Btands beforo
"Ah," uttered Peter, casting his
eagle eye over the forms before him.
"Novel, advaneo."
With a bold yet modest Btep Rurie
advanced to tho table, and, with a
low bow, bo awaited the emperor's
pleasure. There was a shudder perceptible in the frames of those who
wished tbe prisoner well, for well
they knew their mighty ruler's iron
will and sternness of legal purpose.
In order to understand the circumstances under which Ruric was
brought before the emperor it will
be necessary to go back n few hours.
Tbo autocrat had occasion to send
for the surgeon, Kopani, who had
uttended at the duel, and as he was
some timo in answering the summons he was questioned when he did
come concerning his tardiness. His
answer was that he had been attending the Count Dnmonoff.
"And what ails the count?"asked
the emperor. "He was well yesterday."
"Yes, but be met with an accident
"Look  re. KoDani." the vouni*
"Hal   Wns be challenged ?"
"No, sire. He was the challenger."
"So, so. And who was tbe other
"A humble gunmaker, sire, named Ruric Nevel."
"Nevel, Nevel," soliloquized Peter.   "Tbe name is familiar."
"His father was a captain in the
last war with the Turks. He rose
from the ranks under Feodor and
was one of the bravest of the brave."
"Captain Nevel. Ah, yes. 1 re-
mem her now. He nnd Valdai were
the two who first mounted the ramparts at Izium. So the old dispatches read."
"Yes, sire. Poor Nevel was shot
n month afterward while leading his
brave company against a whole
squadron of Turkish infantry, while
Valdai came home aud got a colonel's commission."
"And afterward received a title,"
ndded Peter.
"Yes, sire."
"And this gunmaker is this captain's son ?"
"Yes, sire."
"And methinks Valdai left a
"lie did, sire; a daughter, who is
now with Olga.   She is liis ward."
"Yes, yes. And the count fought
a duel with young Nevel and got
hen ten, eh?"
Before the surgeon could answer
a page entered the chamber nnd nn-
nounccd thnt ''ic Duke of Tula
wished lo see his imperial master.
The   emperor   directed   tbnt   lu
should  be admitted, and ere long
afterward the proud duke entered
tlio apartment.  He was a tall, stout
man, with light hair and blue eyes,
nnd not far from five and forty years
of age. His bearing was haughty,
though he was forced to a show of
respect now that he was before his
"Sire," spoke the duke nfter the
usual salutations had passed, "I
have come to demand justice at thy
hands. My young friend the Count
Conrad Damonoff has been mosi
brutally murdered."
"Hal Say ye so, Olga?"
"Yes, sire."
"Thus it was, sire: On the day before yesterday i sent the count with
a message to one Rurie Novel, who is
a gunmaker in Sloboda. He went as
I wished, nnd while there the gunmaker, who is a huge fellow, provoked a quarrel and knocked the nobleman down. Of course the count was
offended, and ns the ruffian threatened to repeat the offense and as he
furthermore grossly insulted a noble lady whom the count held most
dear ho could hardly help challenging him. The fellow accepted tbe
challenge and has succeeded by tbe
most cowardly maneuvering in inflicting upon him a mortal wound."
"This is a serious affair," said the
emperor, who bad not failed to note
the astonished look of the surgeon
while the duke was telling his story.
"It is most serious, sire, and surely the ruffian should be at once executed."
"But did you not sny that the
count challenged him ?"
"I did, sire, but you must remember that it was an instinct of self
preservation with tbe noble count.
The fellow would bave undoubtedly
murdered bim had he not taken this
"Were you present at the duel, my
lord ?"
"No, sire, but I have a friend
without who was present."
"Then you may bring him in."
The duke departed, and when ho
returned Stephen Urzen bore him
"This is the man, sire," Olga said
ns he led his companion forward.
The emperor gazed upon Urzen a
few moments in silence and then
"You were present at this duel,
were you not, sir?"
"I was, sire," the man answered,
bowing low.
"And he wns nt their first meeting
also, sire," interposed the duke.
"Ah, yes. Then you know all
about the affair?"
"Yes, sire," answered Urzen.
"Then tell me nbout it."
"First, sire," commenced the man,
casting a sort of assuring glance at
the duke, "the count went to the
gunmaker's shop to get him to—
The Zulu Ilrlu>.
The Zulu bride Is not properly married until she has thrown a calabash of
water over her husband, plentifully besprinkling the rest of Ills family. She
must also give tier sistor-ln-luw a slap
to show that henceforth she ls to be
lll.lorl.Ml   Pinion.
ln lecturing Dr. Gardiner was very
fond of retailing the hackneyed old
historical anecdotes tbnt garnish tlie
scboolbooks, and he would commonly
append the comment: "Now, that story
Is not true. I hnve reason to know,
Indeed, thnt lt ls pure Action, but for
our purpose it is better thnn the truth
because the truth cannot bo rounded
off nnd polished so nicely to suit one's
conception of chnracter or of circumstance." For similar reasons he was
instant In praise of historical novels.
"A genius like Scott or tlcorgc Hllol
especially In 'Itomoln,'" he would say.
"has many ndvontuges over the plod
ding historian nud can orten arrive,
by the Intuition of genius, ut truths
which the most laborious research
could never reveal, and, on the whole."
ho would add. "historical llctlon Is
much more trustworthy and Incompn
rubly more respectable thun fictitious
given ln the papers. This thing will
not be so rare after awhile, for the
farm conducted along sclentlflc lines
Is In the near future goiug to offer
better financial promise than are nny
of the so called professions.
The skimmilk calf has come to stay.
Men have lenrned by experiments nud
by careful feeding that skimmilk is
the cheapest and best feed for a calf,
especially for tbe dairy calf, says J. L.
Smith Id Kansas Farmer. Tbe greatest trouble is the danger of overfeeding. Most people seem to think thut
becauso skimmilk Isn't very rich tbey
must give the calf lots of It, so they
pour it down him by the bucket without stopping to think whnt a calf's
stomach is like, and the result is that
they soon have a lot of "potbellied"
When tbe calf Is a few days old, he
Is taken awny from the cow nnd put
Into a pen or shod to be taught how
to drink skimmilk. Then tho fun coin*
trwnces. If the calf will uot drink the
milk right off nud Is a little stubborn,
the fellow who Is trying to feed him
usually gets mad, jumps straddle of
the calf's neck, backs blm up Into n
corner, grabs hold of the calf's head
with both hands anil rnnis It down lu
the milk to the bottom of the pail.
Then the calf gets mad nnd bawls and
tries to get away, gets strangled and
finally succeeds lu spilling the milk.
It Is best to have a little patience
with the calf and remember thnt It
does not have very much sense at first
After It has sucked the cow two or
three times It should be taken awny
nnd put in a good clean pen and fed
on Its mother's milk for a week or two.
Then begin to gradually reduce the
whole milk nud add a little skimmilk
each day until within a couple of weeks
It will be on skimmilk ttloiic. A good
substitute for the fat removed Is a little
eornmenl given after drinking. This
will also keep them from sucking each
oilier. Overfeeding, irregular feeding
or feeding cold, sour milk Is very apt
to cnuse scours with the calves.
To feed skimmilk fresh from the
hand separator on tbe farm Is the best
way, because It Is always warm and
sweet The skimmilk from the creamery Is all right, but In warm weather
It will not keep sweet very long unless
It ls sterilized well nnd thoroughly cooled when brought home. If the milk Is
fed wltb a little meal and clean bright
hay, calves can be raised on skimmilk.
Would you try to fatten twenty 100
pound sbotes tbis winter with corn at
I 50 cents a bushel?   No, we would uot.
j In the latitude of southern Minnesota
the winters ure too cold to make the
j fattening  of  any  animal   during  the
j cold weather a profitable operation.
We would winter these pigs over, keep
them growing, no more, nud aloug the
first of April put them up and sell
the last of June as *iOU pound bogs.
"We nre reminded that tbe ways of
the world are fnr more humane than
they were In the good old days. Political conditions made an army of va*
gi-atits and tramps In the time of King
Henry VI11. in England, and he disposed of them by hanging them, no
less than 71*.(100 vagrants being hanged
during bis reign of thirty-six years.
Times Improved some during the reign
of Queen Elizabeth, for she hanged
only nbout 4U0 a year.
SepnrnllnHr the Cream.
If milk is to be used for butter making, keep It ns warm as possible and
set It to rest for creaming at once,
says a Pennsylvania dairyman In New
England Homestead, The warmer the
milk wben set the moro complete will
be the separation of tbe cream from
the m'lk at any given lower temperature, and tho more rapidly the temperature falls the more rapid will be the
separation of the cream from the milk.
A Minflt-oln man claims Hint by the
enroful I reeding of wheat he Is going j
to   be  note   lo  supply   a   variety   of
wheat   which   will   produce   fourfold j
more than any we now have.   We du j
nnt believe that this can be done, aud j
If  It could  be  It  Is doubtful  If such
discovery would be nf any renl benefit
Wheat pulls the life out of the best
of soils fust enough as tt Is nud, one
year with another, i.s one of the lenst
profitable crops which can be raised.
When the stock die In tbe cornstalk
field, it becomes n very expensive pasture ground. They have died by the
thousand till over tlie corn belt recently, whether from smut poison or from
Impaction or wtiat it matters not, and
lt does not seem to have made nny difference whether cure was used In Introducing them to the new feed. The
fact remains tbat there Es dentil iu the
Cornstalk field, nnd if one can't cut the
stalks up he had better burn tbem up.
Without any sort of sense or reason
man manifests the sumo inveterate
enmity toward nil kinds of bowks,
owls, eagles nnd their kind thnt he
does toward snakes, when, with tlie
exception of tlio few venomous snakes,
the entire list of birds referred to and
nonvenomous snakes should be rated
as among bis best friends, ns they constitute nature's most effective agency
to limit the number of the rodeutia—
rabbits, mice, ruts, gophers. This Is
a lesson which needs preaching over
and over.
Milk Need! Cnrefnl Handling.
I am very careful when milking my
cows to have them clean ns well as to
keep my bands nnd those of my hired
mnu clean, snys M. Dickinson ln American Agriculturist. My stables arc always In the best of condition. The
milk Is run from a baud separator directly Into the milk cans. Each skimming Is kept separate and hauled to the
creamery by Itself.
We are asked about the fall sowing
of clover seed—for instance, on n field
of rye In middle September. We hnve
never known a full sowing of clover
north of latitude 42 to be a success.
The plant Is too tender to endure the
extreme cold of the winter. We have
known clover to be sown among corn
nt the time of the Inst plowing In July
und come through ull right, but In thnt
case the plant had time to get better
rooted and stronger. The best time to
sow the clover seed is iu the spring OS
early as possible.
A noted western man riding across
the country nnd noticing thousands of
acres of cornstalks standing ln the
field from which the enrs had been
jerked said, "The farmer ls conducting
the only business ln the world thut allows a man to lose 45 per cent of his
capital stock and at the same time to
live." Out of our great corn crop of
nenrly 2,000,000,000 bushels annually
only n very small part of the fodder is
tarued to mueh account, says Kansas
Farmer. At the very lowest estimate
the stalks yielding one bushel of corn
nre on an average worth 10 cents for
feed, even including the great corn regions, a total of $200,000,000 lost. In
the south generally little value Is attached to cornstalks ns fodder. In the
west ninny farmers let their cattle
roam in the fields nnd pick off some
leaves, cat n little of the stalk and
| trample the rest down. Nearly the
whole of a cornstalk except n very little of the thin, bard outside eontlng affords nutritious fodder If It Is cut nt
the proper time and well cured. It
needs to be cut when uot so green ns
to mold in the shocks, but not so ripe
ns to lose nil its succulence nnd become woody. Experience and observation will generally liullcnto to every
ono tho proper time for cutting It
Plant Fodder Corn.
Fodder corn ls a cheap and valuable
food to retain the milk product during
July and August, wben the pastures
dry up nnd cuttle lose ln flesh nnd
milk. It may bo cut up and mixed
with feed, fed whole or used ns ensilage. Every farmer keeping cattle lor
dairy purposes should raise a largo
field of it each year for summer and
winter use. Sow upon good land In
drills nbout three feet apart and keep
well cultivated. If seed corn especially adapted for that purpose be used, n
much larger yield per ncre can bo hnd
than by using field cui u.
Tllrn.liliiK   Corn  Fodder.
Haul tbe shock corn to the barn and
run It through the thrashing machine.
This cuts and silts tho stalks all line,
shells and separates the corn and
beaks up the cobs. This process
leaves the fodder in fine shape for
feeding stock, as there is no waste,
nml If managed so as to run It from
the machine Iuto tbe barn ls certain!;/
■i grent saving.
The man '-who last August wns
cussing Provldeece nud bewailing his
bad luck as he looked at bis withered cornfield and offered to sell It
nnd In not a few cases selling It nt
the rale of $;! or $4 an acre, In Novem-
j ber found that the field yielded forty
bushels of good corn to tbe acre, worth
$20, nud ii ton and a half of line fodder,
worth $12, or more than one-half what
his farm was worth at $00 per ncre.
This wns really the worst case of
agricultural grunting aud eusslug that
we ever came across.
It was n most lovely November day,
coining after frost and snow and grim
wintry weather, a belated piece of
October softness aud loveliness, nnd
as we met our old frleud be snid, "1
wonder whnt sort of weather we nre
going to get to pay for this." We corrected him by saying that It wns not
true Hint the good things which the
Lord sent to us always had a penally
connected with them; that it wus uot
true thnt such n benutiful day must
needs bo followed by some climatic
convulsion. Such gifts are complete
Iu themselves, nml only the pessimist
will Ignore the fragrance nnd beauty
of the rose In his diligent search for
the thorns on the stem.
About the best product which ls being turned out from the cornfields of
the country Is the boys who plow nnd
cure for the crop; who husk It when
ripe nnd graduate from the cornfields
Into legislature, senate chamber nnd
Judicial bench! who become the brainy,
forceful managers of grent business
enterprises und make history for their
So rare a thing Is It that the portrait of a young mnn wbo graduated
with honor from oue of our western
agricultural colleges nud went straight
from the college back to his farm is
A marked chnnge Is In progress In
the agricultural methods of Kansas
and Nebraska. It has been demonstrated Hint winter wheat Is one of the
surest nnd best crops which can be
grown, especially In all tbnt portion of
tbose stntes which nre at all subject to
midsummer hot winds nnd drought.
Kansas leads nil the states lu the pro
duetinn of wheat this year. These
wheatficlds furnish un Immense amount
of good feed during the full, winter nnd
spring nnd mny be pnstui'ed to the decided benefit of the crop of wheat.
This fact, Coupled wltb this other, thut
nl'alfa will do well on very much of
tl.ls territory. Ib going to make the
eastreii end of the great American desert to blossom us thu rose.
A    Cnn.e   of   Disrate    In    Hor.e.   In
Kiiu.ua ontl Adjoining; State..
Serious losses III this and adjoining
slates are occurring nt the present
time as a result of feeding wormy,
moldy corn, either when It Is fed as a
grnln rntlon or when obtained by picturing In the stulkficlds or when fed
upon the cut corn fodder. The disease
Is un influuimatlon of tbe brain or
spinal cord and Its coverings (meninges;, associated with a breaking down
of tlie nerve tissue of the bruin. It is
popularly called "staggers" or "mnd
staggers," because of the prominent
symptoms shown.
The symptoms nre those of a brain
dlsense. The animal appears blind
and only partially conscious. Tbere ls
often u tendency to turn In a circle to
the right or left and a staggering or a
straddling gait There ls usually a
trembling of the muscles. As the dlsense progresses the animal becomes
delirious and easily excitable. In many
cuses the animal will stand with tbe
bead or breast against a wall or manger nnd push. Animals will often eat
wheu badly affected apparently from
force of habit, not because tbey are
hungry. In some cases animals will
die in a few hours after they are first
noticed ailing. Most of tbem die within a few days. A few live a week,
rarely longer. In a few eases the
spinal cord Is diseased, while tbe brain
remains nearly normal. In these cases
tbere ls inability to control tbe muscles or tbe animal may be unusually,
sensitive, the least irritation of tbe
skin, even by touching tbe animal,
often causing it to kick violently.
Where the spinal cord only ls affected
the animal frequently recovers. Laxative food should be given, and Iodide
of potusb ln one drum doses dissolved
ln wuter can be given once daily for
three or four days. Mules are rarely
affected by this disease.
"Practically all cases where tbe brain
ls the seat of the disease die, and nil
methods of treatment so far bave proved of no value. The animal should be
placed where it will be comfortable
and cannot injure Itself or otber animals and supplied with soft laxative
food, such as thin bran mnshes. The
only treatment for tho disease Is pre>
ventlve by avoiding the wormy, moldy
corn. Care should be exercised In handling a horse to avoid Injury, as tbe
animal Is irresponsible and often 111 ■
delirious frenzy.
In some eases horses do not begin td
die for a month after being turned Into
the stulkficlds, nnd they mny contract
the dlsense a week nnd In some cases
ten days nfter the moldy corn has beets
Moldy or wormy corn does not seem
to be Injurious to other animals and
ran be fed to cattle and hogs without
dunger.—U. S. Mayo, Kansas Station.
Protection Asaln.t Wind nnd Cold.
Many   farm   buildings   permit   tha
wind  to sweep uuder tbem  because
they   have   no
tight founda- (
tion.     Such    a .
condition causes •
much  suffering ,'
to the animals <
confined Inside. '
The Farm Jour-
n a I     suggests .
tbat   a   simple '
way   to   bank '
such a building I
is to lay down a '
strip   of   the _•*.
stout, red build- east way to bank a
ing paper that buildino.
Is now sold so
cheaply ln tho manner shown ln ths
cut. Tack the upper edge or put on
laths along tbe upper edge and lay a
narrow strip of board along the edge
upon the ground. It costs but a trifle
to go all around a building ln this way.
Item. Abont Alfalfa.
American Agriculturist finds thst
several years ago alfalfa was tried In
Louisiana by the experiment station
and gave satisfactory results. When
sowed in October on well prepared
land at the rate of fifteen to twenty
pounds of seed per acre, ■ first cutting
can be secured In March or April. As
much as eight cuttings a year may be
This legume seems to do. fairly well
In certain sections of Ontario, but as a
rule it is not generally -satisfactory.
Tbe hairy vetch yields a mAich greater
amount of green fodder and **V Ar ma*fl..
ways more desirable.' It ls much mora
profitable thfln tbe common spring
Alfalfa grows well on various kinds
of soil, provided tbe subsoil ls open and
porous. A rich, somewhat sandy loam,
with a deep and loose or gravelly subsoil, well supplied with lime, ls most
Alfalfa in New Jersey was best cured
by leaving lt ln tbe swath long enough
to become well wilted, then putting
into shocks to complete the curing
Alfalfa will last four to ten or more
years, depending upon tbe character
of the soil, methods of manuring and
Tlie Working Cow.
In some parts of Europe, they make a
practice of working cows ln the yoke
as wo do or used to do oxen, excepting
that possibly as tbey want milk tbey
are careful to feed well and not overwork. This led to a series of experiments at Stockholm, Sweden, In testing the milk of cows so treated, and
they found tbat tbe milk was reduced
in quantity by tbe exercise, but Its
quality was so much richer ln butter
fat Hint tbe working cows actually produced more butter than cows equally
good that had no other exercise than
tbey found In gathering their food ln
tho pastures. This opens up a new
possibility, remarks American Cultivator.
The KiiiH nnd the Heldllti Powder.
On the first consignment ot seldllls
powders to the capital of Delhi the
monarch was deeply Interested In lhe
accounts of the refreshing box. A box
was brought to the Icing In full court,
and the Interpreter explained to bit*
majesty how it sliould be used. Info Or*
goblet he put the twelve blue papers,
und, having added water, the king
drunk ll off. This wus lhe alkali, and
the royal countenance expressed no
sign of satisfaction. It was tben explained that In the combination of tho
two powders Iny the luxury, nnd the
twelve white powders were quickly dissolved in wuter, nnd as eagerly swallowed by bis majesty.
With a shriek that will be remembered while Delhi Insts the monarch rose,
stared, exploded and In his full agonies
screamed, "Hold mc down," then rushing from the throne fell prostrate on
the floor. There he Iny during the long
continued effervescence of the compound, spurting like 10,000 pennyworths of Imperial pop and believing
himself 111 the agonies of death, a melancholy and humiliating proof that
kings are mortal.
Greney (iillnri.
A cloth dipped in ammonia and rubbed thoroughly on a coat collar will remove the greasy look. Velvet collars
may be treated In the same wny, but
must be held In front of a hot Iron directly after to raise tbe pile.
Patted Plante.
It Is necessary to supply food to any
large plant growing In n small pot.
Tho soil gets so full of feeding roots
tbat nourishment must be supplied ex*
trnneously. A good fertilizer supplies
tbe plant with food quite as sufficiently
as would repotting. TIMAMLIfflBOI1
The t'ndcTeloped  Srstem In  t'.e  Ia
Continental Europe.
A bank check ls looked upon with
suspicion in Italy. Practically no small
tradesman would take a cheek, aud
none of them keeps n bunk account, lt
was still more surprising to me to find
that such n statement would be almost
literally true of Paris Itself. 1 was
studying tbe mechanism of the Bank
of France under the guidance of oue
of the officers. We went Into one great
room In the old building in whieh there
were 200 desks Inclosed iu wire cages,
all empty at Ihe moment I asked what
these were for.
"The»« cages are for oar city collectors," I wns told. "When n small
merchant borrows from the Bank of
France, ho does not, ns with you in
America, borrow n bunk credit and
have his loan merely added to bis balance on the books of the bank. With
us the merchant, when be makes a
loan, gets the actual money and takes
It nway. He probably has no bunk account with us. lie writes no checks.
When the loan Is due, he does not, as
would be the ease in your banks, come
'n nud pay bis Indebtedness with a
'cheek; Instead of Unit we send a collector to blm, and that collector is repaid lhe loan In actual currency. Two
hundred men start out from the Bunk
of France every morning to collect matured louns. Several days each month
lt Is necessary to send out 400 men,
nnd on the 1st and the lath of each
month 000 collectors go out."
These collectors were uniformed
men, carrying leather pouches, In
which they hnvo the matured notes
mid which are later filled with currency as the collections uro made from the
batik's borrowers.
I stood at the paying teller's desk us
1 went further along In my tour of tlie
Bunk of France. As I halted there tlie
mun who happened to be at tho window nt the moment presented a check
for 50,000 francs. The money was
counted out nnd handed over to him,
stored nwny In n big wallet, and bo
passed on. 1 nsked If It wero not unusual for u man to draw out so mueh
currency nnd wus told that it was not
It wns but another Illustration of how
undeveloped Is the buti.dug system of
continental Europe ln ils uses by the
general public. .
My mare, a very valuable one, was
badly cut und bruised by being
caught to a wire fence. Some of the
wounds would not heal, although I
tried muny different medicines. Dr.
JK-ll advised me to use MINARD'S
LINIMENT, diluted at lirst, tben
stronger us the o«ros begun to look
better, until, after tlii..,, weeks, the
sores have healed, und best, of un tho
hair is growing well, and i*. not
white, us is most always the case in
horse wounds.
sen   level    weir*  sbovelb1
North Atlantic  it  would  only rediici
its depth  from an average of    twe
mill's  to  one mile.
Yo\ir F©Lith
will be as strong as ours if you try
and ours is so strong we guarantee a cure or refund money,
and we send you free trial bottle
if you write for it. SHILOH'S
costs 25 cents, and will cure Consumption, Pncumonia.Bronchitis
and all Lung Troubles. Will
cure a Cough or Cold in a day,
and thus prevent serious results.
It has been doing these things
for 50 years.
S. C. Wi-u.s & Co., Toronto, Can.
Karl's Clover Root Tea cures Indigestion
This Gift is Meant for All—On It
the Happiness and Usefulness of
Life Depend—Without it Life Is
An Existence Hard to Endure.
Without question the best and
most effective springs in Camidu for
the cure of rheumatism, kidney or
liver troubles. The medicinal qualities of the water are unequalled.
Splendid hotel accommodation ; fine
Ashing and hunting. An ideal a put
for tho invalid.
Thirty,nine sailing ships are lost
yearly -out of every 1,000 British
sailing whips afloat; but of steamers
only 29  per   1,000.
Fagokd Out. -Nimo but thoso who have bo-
como famed out know wbat u doiirussed, miserable foeltug it is. A 1 m rentfih is gonev and
dospondeucy bns taken hold of tho sulTerers.
Thoy feel as though thoro ia nothing to live for.
There, however, ib a cure. Ono box of Panne-
lee's Vegetable Pills will do wonders in restoring health and -strength. Mandrake and dan-
delion aro two of thi* nrtick\s entering into tho
composition of Parmelee'a l'ill-s.
The coastline of the Pacific ocean
is only 47,004 miles, which is tess
by H.000 miles than t'he coastline of
the Atlantic.
MINARD'S LINIMENT is used by Puysicians.
The metal which has the greatest
reflective properties is a mixture
composed of copper 32 parts, tin 15
parts, brass, silver, and arsenic each
1 part.
There ie danger in neglecting a cold.
Many who have died of consumption dated
their troubles from exposure, followed by »
cold whieh settled on the lungs, nnd in u
short time they were beyond the skill of the
Viest physician, Had they used BIckle's An-
ti-Otin.-umptive Syrup, before it wns too late,
thoir lives would havo been spared. This
memon* hna no equal for curing coughs,
colds, und Q|( -atfeeuona of the throat und
How's Tkis?
Ws offer Ono Hundred Dollars Reward  oi
tin.- casj < f Catarru tuu. cannot Le cured by
HaU'd Catarrh Care.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Tolodo O.
Wo, tho undersigned have known F J.
Cheney for tho last 15 yonr.**, and believe him
l-erfocity honorable in all busmen 1 rnnsnetions,
.■uid financially able to carry out any obligation
made by their firm.
WEST t&TUUAXi Wholesale Druggists. Toledo,
t). Waumno, Kinna.. &Uarvik. WJWasale
DrrunriBte, JV.Iodo,0
11,ill's Catarrh Core is taken internnlly.act-
tog directly upon tn© blood and mucous surfaces
of fio pystem* Price 7"-c r>< r bottlo. Bold by
alldrnggTt . Testimonials free,
ji:n"'a Family i'ilis uro tho best.
Sweet PcaS, lilac, clove pinks, and
aromatic flowers, such as lavender,
are best for the sick room. Hyacinths and tuberoses are probably
the worst.
The (rreat salt mine ut Wielicsku.
in (Jalicia. has galleries which aggregate over thirty miles in length. The
total yearly yield is 55.000 tons.
There never was, nnd never will be, a
universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills
to which flesh is heir—tho very nnture of
many curatives being such that were the
gerraa of other and differently seated dis-
oa-jes rooted in tho system of the patient—
what would relie. 3 ono Ul in turn would aggravate tho other. Wo have, however, in
Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound_
unadulterated -statu, a remedy for many nnc
grievous ills. By its gradual and judicious
use the frailest systems are led into convalescence and strength by the i nfluenco winch
Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives.
It relieves the diooping spirits of thoso with
^ whom a chronic state of morbid despond-
v ■ J* CIK'y nn(* 'm'k °* interest in life la a disease,
^Jft and, by tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to
_■# pound and refreshing sleep—imparts vigor
topto action of tho blood, which., being
stimulated, courses throughout tho reins,
Btrengthening tne healthy animal functions
of tlio system, thereby making activity a
necessary resnlt, strengthening tho fnuno,
and giving life to tho dig. stlve organs, which
naturally demand increased substance—result, improved appetite, Northrop & Lyman,
of Toronto havo given to tbo public their
superior Quinine Wine at tho usual rate, and.
gauged by tho opinion of scientist*, this
wino approaches nearest perfection of any in
tho market.   All druggists wll it.
The tips of the human fingers can
perceive a weight of S-40ths of a
grain, while the fingernails do not
notice   one    weighing less than    15
Palms and ferns should never be allowed to stand ln a draft
When moss is seen on fruit trees, lt
may be taken as evidence of lack of
thrift in the trees.
The Ideal soil in which to set a plant
Is one that Is moist, without being water soaked, neither too dry nor too wet
Dust is a great enemy of window
plants ln connection with dry beat.
Curo must be taken to keep the air
In India the tea plant ls naturally a
tree, but by means of pruning It is kept
so small that lt seems to be only a
For setting ln a dry soil tbe plant
should be well rooted and stocky, as It
must depend on the roots lt already
bas to make a start.
Vines of all kinds flower and fruit
freely only after they have reached tbe
top of tbelr support When they have
"arrived," they set about blooming.
Peonies should bo planted ln October.
Once planted they should not be disturbed, but should be allowed to form
strong clumps. Thus treated tho flowers Increase ln size and beauty with
each succeeding season.
Health is nature's choicest gift to
man and should be carefully guarded.
Ill health is a sure sign that' the
blood is either insufficient, watery or
impure, for most of the discuses that
afflict mankind are traceable to this
cause. Every organ of tho body requires rich, red blood to unable it to
properly perform its life-sustaining
functions, and at the lirst intimation
that nature gives that all is not well,
the blood should be cared for. Purgative medicines will not do this—it
is a tonic that is needed, and Ur.
Williams' i'ink Pills have been
proved, the world over, to surpass
all otber medicines in their tonic,
Strengthening and health-renewing
qualities. From one end of the land
to the other will be funnel grateful
people who cheerfully acknowledge
thai they owe their good health to
this great, medicine. Among these is
Mr. El/ear RobldoUX, u prominent
young man living at St.. Jerome,
Que. Ho says : "For some years
was a great sufferer from dyspepsia.
My appetite became irreg-ular and
everything 1 ale felt like a weight ou
my stomach. I tried several remedies and wus under the care of doctors, but to no avail, and I grew
worse as time went on. 1 become
very weak, grew thin, suffered much
from pains in the stomach ami was
frequently seized with dizziness. One
day a friend told me of the case of a
young girl who had suffered greatly
from this trouble, but who, through
the use of Dr, Williams' rink pills
had fully regained her health and
strength, and strongly advised me to
try these pills. 1 was so eager to
find a cure that 1 acted on his advice
and procured a supply. From the
very lirst my condition improved and
after using the pills for a couple of
months 1 was fully restored to
health, after having been a constant
sufferer for four years. It is now
over a year since I used the pills and
in that timo 1 have enjoyed the best
of health. This 1 owe to that greatest of all medicines, Ur. Williams'
Pink Pills, and I shall always have
a good word to say on their behalf.'
Through their action on the blood
and nerves, theso pills cure such diseases as Rheumatism, Sciatica, St.
Vitus' Dance, Indigestion, Kidney
Trouble, Partial Paralysis, etc. Be
sure that you get the genuine with
the full name "Ur. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale Peeple" on every box.
If your dealer does not keep them
they will be sent post paid at 50
cents a box or six boxes for $2.50
by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Broekville, Ont.
South America has richer vegetation than any other quarter of the
globe. It has 40,000 classified species of vegetation, agUinst 30,000
I Down in Asia. Africa hns 25,1200.
North America 1*1.400, Europe 11,-
•100, Europe 11,200, Australia only
Keep MINARD'S LINIMENT In tne House,
Quicksilver used in ordinary thermometers becomes solid at 30 degrees below zero. It takes a temperature of 226 to freeze alcohol
Mr. Thomas Rnllard, Syracuse. N.Y .writes :
I havo been afflicted fnr nourty a yoar with
iii;it most-to-bc-d rondod cli-*;*i.-e. dyspepsia.and
at t imi! i worn nut with pain and want of sleep,
and after trying almost everything recora-
mended, I tried ono box of I'armclce's Vegetable) Pills. 1 nm now nearly well, and believe
thoy will curo mo I would not b'j without
thorn for any money."
(Compilod from The Commercial)
The mai'ket foi Manitoba wheat
lias been somewhat stagnant. Wheat
is not in demand by exporters,prices
being out of line, but a good deal of
spot wheat has been needed
to cover contracts on May sales and
has tended to hold prices up. Latterly spot wheat has fetched from
Vi to y2c over June delivery. At the
close of Saturday's business values
were as follows : 1 hard, 75*4c; l
northern, 73*4c; 2 northern, Tl^c, in
store. Fort William, delivery first
hull' of June. No buyers for later
Liverpool Wilieat—No. 1 northern
closed on Saturday at 0s ."id.
FLOUK—Hungarian patent S2.15
per sack of 1)8 pounds; Qlenora, S2 ;
Alberta, S1.S5; Manitoba, $1.70 ■
nud JiXXX, $1.25.
GROUND FEED— Oat chop, per
ton, S2II; barley chop, $24; mixed
barley und oats, 827; oatmeal feed,
Sin.OO; oil cake,  $30.
MILLFEED—ltrun, in bulk, is now
worth SIB per ton, and shorts $10.
OATS—There is nu activo domand
foi oats for shipment anil the market is (inner. No. 2 white oats
Fort William, die per bushel; No. 1
white, in car lots on track, Winnipeg, per bus'liel, 45c; No. 2 white,
41 to 42r; feed grades, 38 to 3!)c ';
seed oats, SO. At country points
farmers ure getting 2'Jc to 31c for
No   2 white oats.
BAttLEY—There hus been a good
demand for seed barley and the market is firmer. Supplies ure very
light. We ([note 40 to 48c for seed
grades, und 42 to dfic for feed, in
ear lots, on truck, Winnipeg.
FLAXSEED—Dealers are asking
$2.Of) per bushel for seed (lax.
HAY—Receipts nre light, and the
market is $1 higher at $8 to Si) per
ton for fresh baled. Loose hay is
not offering to any extent.
POULTRY—Live chickens are coming iu ratlin Ireely, und are now
selling at 75 cents a pair, with prospects of lower prices next week.
Turkeys are worth lie per pound
live weight. Ducks and geese are
not offering.
DUTTEIt— Creamery**- Fresh made
creamery butter is now commencing
como in und is worth 18c per pound
at factory points.
BUTTER.-*-Dairy receipts are be.
coming quite liberal, as pasture is
now getting good in the country und
the cows are giving more milk. Farmers' wives have also more time
now to make butter, und they ure
able to market it. The market is
weaker, and 1 cent below its levol
of a week ago. We quote fresh made
dairy in tubs or rolls at 15c per Ib
commission basis here, for best q>uui-
ity. Inferior prudes ru\e lower according to quality. The market is
completely bare of old stock.
0HBESB—Dealers nre ottering lli/2
cents for new Manitoba cheese, delivered  ii.  Winnipeg.
EGGS*t-The market hus declined another V*>e per dozen. Produce houses
nre paying lO'^u per dozen for fresh
case eggs, delivered in Winnipeg.
POTATOES— Farmers' loads delivered in Winnipeg, 25c per bushel.
DRESSED MEATS—lieef is very
scarce, and has advanced i/oc this
week. Beef, city dressed, por pound,
8 to 9c; veal, 7i,i to 8Vic; mutton,
10c; spring lambs, each $3.50 to
SI.50;  hogs, per pound, 7*$4to8Wc.
Hides—No. 1 city hides, GVfjC No.
S'^c, No. 8. 4*/*., Kips and calf, the
same price as hides; deakins, 25 to
40c; slunks, 10 to 15c; horse-hides,
50c to SI.
WOOL is worth O'^c per pound for
Manitoba  unwashed  fleece.
SENECA ROOT—The market Is expected to open at nbout 30c per
Cast-iron, antimony, und bismuth
all expand whon the cool. Most
other substances contract with cold.
The sense of smell is the most del
it'll te of any of our senses. Tile three
hundred-millionth part of a grain o
rlilurnpheiiol cuu bo distinguished.
The Coughing, nnd wheezing of jicreoni
troubled with bronchitis or the usthma Is «•
ocslveli IniruH iiw to themselves nnd annoying to others. Dr. Thainus1 Eclectric
Oil obviates nil tliiB entirely, wifely nnd
Bpeedily, nnd Ib a benign remedy for lameness, sores, injuries, piles, kidney nnd spinul
Tho white poppy is the only poisonous variety. From the black poppy a sweet oil can be prepared, and
used like olivo oil.
m for IM anil tab no otter,
Nothing Is so grnnd as truth; nothing so forcible, nothing so moral.-I-na-
dor. .
The I.tfe of a Dog.
The average life of n dog Is nbout ten
years. Many live llfteen, nnd there nre
well uuthentlcntcd cuses of from twenty to twenty-three years.
Brain WelBhta.
The average weight of a Scotchman's
brain is sixty ounces, an Englishman's
forty-nine, a Frenchman's a little over
forty-flve. The weight of Dutch, Frisian, Italian and Lapp brains come near
that of tho Englishman, while the German brain ls in many Instances heavier. The Polish brain Is forty-seven
ounces. Among Hindoo and other races
In India lt is from forty-one to forty-
four ounces, but Mussulmans average
more aud the Khouds, one of the aboriginal races of India, much less—not
quite thirty-eight ounces. Traveling
toward China, the brain weight of the
tribes thero settled Increases. In Africa the average weight Is from forty-
three to forty-eight ouuees; In America
that of the Indian averages forty-seven
ounces; In Australia freta forty to forty-two ounces.
Decl'lpdl?  Unreasonable.
Clnra—Men nre the most lmpntlcnt
crenturcs. Barry knows thnt I huve nn
offer from Mr. Olilcluip, who is Just
rolling In wealth, yet Harry Is Just ns
uureitsonnble 'nud babyish ns If he
thought 1 ren'.ly cured for that old gray-
head. Hurry Is so ugly about It that
he won't do tne the smallest favor.
Mother—What did you ask Harry to
Clara—I merely asked him to wait
aud be uiy second husband.
In washing woollens and flannels, Lover's
Dry Soup (a powder) will bo found very
satisfactory. ,B
The world uses up in arts and
manufactures about forty million
dollars' worth of gold in u year.
London's newspapers use up about
200 tons of paper every weoleuny.
Sixty passengers on the stagecoach used to be injured for every
one nowadays by rail.
An Odd  Notice.
Tjj*» church In Bueckcn, a German
village of nbout 1.000 Inhubitnnts, bus
u notice board which bears the follow
Ing legend In large letters: "Cyclists
and hens ure forbidden to wander
around the churchyard."
A mnn mny be simply mulish during
his lifetime, but In the obituary notice
it Is always said that he had the cour*
ago of bis convictions.—Denver I'ost
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children of all ages from tho tiniest,
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child, and ure a certain cure for indigestion, sour stomueh, colic, con-
stipation, diarrhoea, teething troubles, and tho other minor ailments
of children. There i.s no other medicine nets so speedily, so safely and
so surely uud they contain not one
particle of the opiates found in the
so-rullcd "soothing" medicines. All's.
It. m. Ness, Barrio, Ont., snys : "I
first begun using Baby's Own Tub-
lets when my baby wus teething, lie
was leverish. sleepless uud very
un.l sulTered from indigestion,
using the Tablets ho begun to
Ittor almost at once and slept
und wus no longer cross. I
think the tablets a line medicine tor
children and keep them on hnnd all
the time." The Tablets ure readily
taken by all children, and crushed to
a powder can be given to the very
youngest baby with a certainty
botneilt. Sold by all druggists
sent post paid at 25 cents a box by
writing direct to the Dr
Medicine Co., Broekville,
Schenectady, N. Y.
get hi
CATTLE— Fat cattle are still
scarce and badly wanted in the local
market. The pasture is getting better and grass cuttle will soon be
available Reports from the west
say thut many young cattle huve
perished in the recent storms in Alberta, but thut otherwise the
cuttle are doing well and getting plenty of pasture. Butchers
ure now paying a full 5t/ic
for best animals, und from that
down to 4*)4c for inferior grades.
Stoekers are going west in considerable numbers. Yearlings are worth
us high ns S10 per bend at point of
shipment. Two-year-olds are bringing S20 to S22 per head.
SHEEP—About 5 tn 5t/2c per Ib is
the value off cars, Winnipeg.
HOGS—Best packers' weights 8*)(,e
per pound oil cars, Winnipeg. Other
grndes firing proportionate prices.
MILCH COWS-t- Cows ure very
scarce, und good milkers readily
bring S45 each in this market. As
most of the stock offerings ure poor,
they bring less money, the range being from $86 to $45.
HORSES—There Is a good steady
domand for horses for both farm and
general use. and dealers find no dilli-
culty In disposing of all they cun secure. The market is being largely
supplied from Onturio.
■rAjey cVfe/ /tits ^M^eAj" fo/uO <fo0^ £&*7i4rmjA#X'
C/Osfle/ trust" tutsvisCHs 4sruO #rts&o<l7^ M^<m/
lohn Wanamaker, of Philadelphia,
holds the greatest amount In Iii"
Insurance policy held by uny individual. Ills total Insurance aggregate $1,800,000.
The Ottawa   Miracle is SUM
Discussed at   the Regular
ings of the Doctors of tho
tal City.
Ottawa, Ont., May 26.—(Special)-
To say that the miraculous case of
George H. Kent, of 809 GHlmore St.,
had shaken medical circles to thier
very foundation, is putting it, mildly
The facts of the case have been so
thoroughly and satisfactorily established by Mr. Kent's sworn statements as to leave no room for misunderstanding or mistake *in themat-
Mr. Kent had Brightjs Disease ; he
had been in bed for mouths, gradually getting worse; physicians could
do nothing for him.
His case had reached that stage
when his body was terribly bloated.
lie was so low that he had convulsions, which were rapidly growing more frecjuent.
In tho interval between these convulsions he was almost entirely unconscious.
In this extremity the physicians at
last told his wife that he could not
live until morning.
.While watching by his bedside Mrs.
Kent chanced to pick up a paper
containing an advertisement of a
cure of Bright's Disease by Dodd's
Kidney Pills. It was then midnight,
and ull drug stores were closed, but
the devoted wife determined, that
oven at this extremely late hour she
would make one more effort to save
her  husband's life.
Accordingly she despatched a messenger, woke up the nearest druggist, procured a box of Dodd's Kidney Pills, which she commenced to
administer at once.
Mr. Kent did not die that night,
for from the first dose of Dodd's
Kidney Pills he commenced to improve. All other treatments and
medicines wero discarded, nnd the
use of this remedy carefully continued.
Gradually yet surely this wonderful remedy arrested tho progress of
the dread Bright's Disease.
It took Dodd's Kidney Pills about
six or seven weeks to restore Mr.
Kent to good health. This is seven
years ago, and he has never lost n
day's work through  illness since.
For  every   time   he  fills  a   pip
medium   sizo   a   smoker   blows
smoke-clouds.     If  ho    smokes
pipes  aday    far    twenty  years,
blows  120,440,000 smoke-clouds.
c  of
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Black     teas    yield   to   water ;tl   tn
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would look happy if all
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MANrrArrmtKli ny
The Puke of Northumberland, with
186,000 acres, is the largest landowner in England. Jn Ireland, Marquis Gonyngham owns 156,000 acros.
Iu Wales Sir Watkins WillianisWynn's
estate covers 146,000 acres.
There are in Canada over 200,000
square miles of oil-lands, a frreater
area than all the rest of the world's
oil-Helds  put  to-gothor.
An Intcrrnntlon.
The prayer meeting was beld nt good
Brother W.'s house on the hill. The
meeting hnd progressed, nnd prayer
and remarks nnd hymns hnd occupied
the time. The hour of closing bnd almost arrived. The dominie In a low
voice snid: "Now there is Just a moment left Isn't there some one who
would like to 1111 In tlmt moment before
we close?" There wns dead silence
when In the twinkling of nn eye the
door on the clock flew open, nnd out
popped the bead of a little bird, which
suid, "Cuckoo!"	
The God nf ItiMoinnla.
Shall love awake, O Daphne, dear?
(Ah, hero she wept!)
Give mc your hand, O heart of heart*.
He hath net gleptl	
lie Knew It.
ITe wns being gently chafTed nbout
his stammering. He took the bndlnuge
with customary good nature.
"T-t-tlmt's rrlght, b-b-b-boysl" he
smiled. "I'm u s-s-stnmmerer nil right
Wh-wh-why! Whwhen I w-w-w-w-
wa— When I wnnt vinegar for ni-m-
my s-S-8-snlnd, I c-C-cull for sssweet
elder, nnd It's v-vlnegnr b-b-by the
tl-tlmo 1 g-gget It!" —Sun Francisco
Ont.,     or
On tho Upper Congo wedding-
rings are made ot brass aud worn
around tho neck. They sometimes
weigh 801b. 	
A  Lome  Dinner.
During the bard drinking dnyn ln
Scotland n country friend, calling at
the door of Lord Hennnnd's house In
Edinburgh nt 4 o'clock ln the afternoon, wub Informed hy the servant that
the Judge wns nt dinner.
"But I thought bis lordship did not
dine till 5 o'clock."
"No more be docs," said tbe servant,
"but this is vesterda.v'i dlnnerl"
A young recruit, having returned to
his nativo town from camp nt ]\Ion-
tauk, was being entertained by some
friends, lie was very willing to tell
all ho knew.
"What <lo yon menn by 'taps?' "
asked one of a group of girls.
"They play taps every night on the
bugle. It moans 'lights out.' They
play it over tho bodies of dead soldiers."
The girl was puzzled. At last uhe
asked, "Well, what do they do 11
they haven't anv dead soldier?"
A tvlHh.
"Alack," the aeronaut exclalmei,
"Success my hopes would crown
If thia same airship would go up
As fast aa It cornea down*"
Dr. Hnuson, writing on the subject of
prunes, snys: "A pound of prunes Is
equivalent ns food to n gallon of milk
nnd costs but n quarter us much. It Is
nbout equivalent to n pound of bread,
but Is fnr more healthful. Considered
from an economic standpoint, no fresh
ment, fish, milk or eggs enn be provided
for tbe snine moderate cnBt, and none
of them contains, even approximately,
the sumo aggregate of nutritive ele*
The Flow of Milk
will be increased.
Why go lo all the
trouble of keeping
cows nnd pet only
about half the milk
they should produce.
strengthens the digestion and invigorates the whole system so thnt
lhe nutriment is ull drawn from the
food. It takes just the same trouble to care for ft cow when she
gives three quarts ns when she
gives a pail. Dick's lilood Purifier
will pay back its cost with good
interest In a few weeks.
50 cents a package.
teeming, Miles & Co., Agents,
Write for Book on Horses anil Cattle free.
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Co nsunip-
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Pul-Mo is for sale by all druggists at
$l.oo per large boltle—15 cents for small
■ize, or it may be ordered direct from
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Tluiso Cublnotl save timo mid money.    An of.
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Emery derives its name from Cape
Hmcpi, in tin' Isliinil nf N'uxmh.
Mnn* ships  poaacss  Lho none- Mary
than any ol hev.
One thousand four hundred and
ninety deaths occur yearly from Ore
in England and Wales.
The best ivory com os from Zanzibar; the ni'xt from (Yylon.
In Australia, with one exception of
the dlngOj or wild dog, there is no
beaut of prey.
The world's stock of silver Is
worth 1,500 millions sterling; gold
at r>o mill tons less.
Ttussia has moro holidays thnn any
other European nation—80 In all.
Austria comes next with 70.
The dark spot in the centra of the
bean-blossom Is the nearest approach
to black that occurs in any llnwcr.
Fly Pad
Will clear your
house of flies
Out  of  18,000 species of fish
;,D7.-i belong to frosh water,
Bvory minute thera dla (17 inhabitants of   this    planet, nml    seventy
babies are born.
i       "*"
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The Smelter City
Of East Kootenay
Marysville has a smelter building.
Marysville has two saw mills.
Marysville will be a payroll town.
Marysville is growing rapidly
If you would prosper buy property in Marysville NOW.
Offices, Marysville and Cranbrook.
Noticuis hereby given that the partner-
ifthip heretofore existing between A. E. Bale
unci A. J. Small*- (under the name of Bale &
Small) te Hub day dissolved by mutual consent. A- J. Small retiring from the buaineaH
und a. K Bale collecting alt bills and paying
nl' accounts
A. E Bale.
A  J. Small.
May, 15th, 1903.
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Frep Haines visited Cranbrook. Friday,
C. K. Reld has returned from his vlsl
to Kaslo.
M. Rockendorf of Cranbrook was ii
town this week.
James Warren Is visiting Cranbrook
and Fernie this week.
Miss Dooksie McMillan bas recovered
from her sprained wrist.
Marysville ls the obj ctive point of a
great many fishing part es.
It is expected that active operation
on the smelter buildings will begin ln
a few days.
Marysville, although quiet, now wi 1
be a good business point as soon at
as work on the smelter resumes.
J. P. Fink and Fred Hozm were li
town this week. Qet F.nk to tell yot
ibout tbe big trout that got away.
It Is expected that G. W. Hull will
return from the east next week to resume charge of work on the smelter
Harry Rabichaud, formerly a brake-
man on the Crow, returned Tuesday.
George Boggartb,. the well known botel man of Elko, was in town Thursday.
George is looking well and he says that
although there is a change Elko still
looks good to him.
Barristers Gurd and Thompson, Li*
ense Commissioner McBride, W. N.
Clarke aud J. T. Dendurent went to Fernie last Friday to attend a meeting of
the license commission, Mr. Dendu-
rent's application was laid over to the
next meeting.
From The Herald.
J. A. Harvey aud wife and Government
Agent Armstrong aud wife, were ii
Cranbrook Tuesday.
Robert Johnson left tbe hospital thi;
week aLer a long siege of fever. Hi
went to Moyie Tuesday.
Fred Bow n ess has returned to Cranbrook after an extended stay down the
liue as far as Lethbridge.
H Haines, manager of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce, returned Tuesday
from his visit to the east.
George II. Webster, general superintendent of the tie department of the C
P. R., was in town Saturday.
Messrs. Woodward, Donahue and Cas-
ey of Wardner, were in town Tuesdn>
attending the Martinier trial.
A. W. McVittie is now busily engaged
surveying the townsite of Morrissey
liis brother Harry is assisting him.
A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs G.
C. Taylor   on   Wednesday of laat week
He is a dandy and all are doing well.
L H, VanDecar was taken ill last Sunday and has been confined to his room
for several days    He is recovering now
Mrs. G. T. Rogers left last Thursday
for a trip to her former home in Maui
toba. Sbe expects to be absent about a
Mrs. Lewis Lukes and daughter of
Toronto, have been the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. N. McL. Curran at the Nortb
Star mine.
Mr. Fink expects Mrs, Fink to leave
Sweden for Cranbrook iu a fewda>s
She will probably re.ich home some time
in September.
Chnrles Reid returned Monday from
the Slocan country. He Haiti lhat the
people st South East Kootenay had no
cause to complain.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rookes entertained a number of friends at cards
Tuesday night. A very pleasant evening was etijoyed by all.
Tbe Cranbrook baseball club will go
to Frank on the ioih to play the club of
that town, the occasion being the annual celebration of Frank,
D. V. Molt of Fernie was in town
Thursday. He was chock full of tales
and bis infectuous smile made things
pleasant around tbe Craubrook hotel for
a while that morning.
Mrs. E E. Orchard of Frank, passed
through Cranbrook Mon.lay for her old
home in Portland, Ore., for a visit. She
says Mr. Orchard is doing well and that
business is good iu Frank.
The Herald is in receipt of a military
magazine published at Johannesburg.
South Afrira, called the "South African
Constabulary,'' Bent hy Sam Rajotte,
wbo enlisted at Craubrook two years
Story uf Two
Old Fooli
Free Press August Picture.
Tbe Herald bas received from the
Weekly Free Press a picture In colors of
King Edward VII, tbis being the supplement wbich they are issuing to tbeir
readers for August ln connection witb
their monthly distribution of pictures.
The picture, which is io by ioyz inches,
is printed in four colors, and shows His
Majesty in the sttiklcg uniform of a
field marshal.
Out of the window of the old wooden
bridge, whose hooded tunnel threw a
dark bar ncross the moonlit mountain
stream, a man nnd a woman stood
looking Into the pine clad amphitheater of the cliffs, which lay ln stillness
beneath tbe spell of a September night.
The black hollow ot the bridge, with
Its ono moonbeam sharp across the
floor, contrasted with the awful splendor of the gmulte gorge, buttressed
and pinnacled In every rising tier, under the flood ot ghostly light, and If
the only object of the couple lu coming
here was to see the view they were
amply repuld. From their conversation since they left the hotel, which
now lay behind them hidden by a
fringe of the forest, it would have been
difficult to say that tills was not tbelr
only object The small talk of acquaintanceship, friendship nnd even
love Is within certain limits and among
people habituated to each other's conventions practically Indistinguishable.
Frequently it Is difficult to decide why
the degrees should be of so much consequence to the parties.
It was knowledge of the world and
the good temper of experience that
kept Mrs. Hugonin and Arthur Kin-
nnird on perfectly unruffled terms with
each other. The conviction that be bnd
long ago forgiven her, gratifying as It
once hnd been, was now of such long
standing that it hnd become confused
with her earlier and less justifiable
conviction Hint be ultimately would
forgive her. Thus secure In vindication, the lust for which the dying Eva
bequeathed to nil ber sex, Mrs. IIu-
gonin could without the slightest reflection upon her widowhood accept
once more the companionship of a man
who tolerated life as comfortably as
Arthur Klnnalrd. The imminence of
the climacteric which she knew to be
threatening him wns not to be read
from his figure. Ills step was alert,
his cheeks were bronzed, his tastes
were rational, and what more could
he desire?
She pushed back her dark hair under
Its somewhat youthful cap, nnd, leaning her elbows on the ledge, gazed
without speaking at the haunted detile.
Klnnalrd gave a little laugh behind her.
"Margaret," he said, "upon my word, lt
seems as It we were boy and girl
"Why, particularly?" she asked,
without turning her bead.
"Oh, all this summer," he replied.
She did not ask him to be more explicit "It Is certainly an ideal place,"
sho said with a half sigh. "Yet It is
foolish to say that the beauties of nature restore one's youth. One may feel
young again, . ut one Is not really any
tbe less dispassionate."
"I am not so sure of that" Bald Klnnalrd. "I should like to argue the point
with you—If lt could be argued."
"l'ou men are all alike," said Mrs.
Hugonin with an inconsistent shrug ot
her shoulder. "You give up to logic
whnt was meant for conversation."
Klnnalrd stroked bis mustache
thoughtfully for a moment "And so
you think me dispassionate?" he observed.
"You?" said Mrs. Hugonin, turning
with a delightful laugh. "Why, Arthur, there Isn't a sentiment or a conviction to whose support society could
order you to contribute!"
"It you mean that" he said slowly,
"It Is quite ns I feared."
"As you feared?"
"You still believe the capable of as
much mistaken Belt control as I once
was. And," he added calmly, "I don't
Though there was no bitterness apparent In his tone Mrs. Hugonin was
startled. "Really, this Is unlike you,
Arthur," sho said gravely, but yet with
a sense of amusement "You petulant
with your past? You provoked with
your recollections? Indeed, I have
mistaken you."
He laughed, but gently. "Come," he
said, "you have no right to be Ironical.
Though I onco let you go, lt was becauso I thought you wished to be released."
"Upon my word, Arthur," said Mrs.
Hugonin, "I did not know you were
serious or I should not have Uken this
as a joke."
"I am entirely serious."
"Really?" said Mrs. Hugonin, and
the spoke with some Irritation, "I
thought nil had been forgotten and forgiven years ago." Then sbe drew herself up proudly. "Can It bo that after
all this time you bave conceived the
childish whim of forcing me to a—to
■n apology?"
"No-hnrdly thnt"
"1 am ready to make tt," sbe went
nn.   "But if 1 do"—
Klnnalrd moved to the window beside her and laid a hand on her arm.
"You are much mistaken," be said, In
the undisturbed voice which so provoked ber. "You must Indeed think
that I am taking leave of my years. I
never bad much vanity, I think, but
what I had when I wns younger I never made a pet of. Look over there at
tbe rocks, and wbat do you see?"
"Rocks —and moonlight But, Ar*
"The rocks make me recollect," he
went on, unheeding, "that one day
when you were about seventeen you
and I climbed Lone mountain together.
And when we reached the ravine you
Insisted on going first, and I let you.
Now, 1 did tba t because I reflected that
If you fell I could catch you."
"Yon see, tbat was tny first mistake.
I should bave gone first and made yon
cling to my—pardon me—conttalls."
,/y-jrj! likely," t»ld Mrs. Hugonin,
half laughing. "But I can't think* 11
does us any good to talk lt over now."
"After tbat," said Klnnalrd, pursuing his BUbject "I acted consistently
on the same mistaken theory. And
when lt came to the question of giving
you up I thought always of you first
That was why I gave you up—which
you naturally considered a weakness."
It did not escape Mrs. Hugonin that
a dormant weakness of ber own was
reviving under the continued stress of
this absurd conversation, a weakness
for sentiment. But It was checked by
her vexation with her friend for breaking their tacit understanding, and by
tbe feeling of half contemptuous pity
that stole over her as he spoke.
Were she a mnn, sbe thought, she
wonld never confess at forty to the Incompetence of twenty-flve. Thnt Klnnalrd did so, but absolved ber again.
Also, she reflected, she had had a headache yesterday, add therefore It was
very lucky this conversation had not
been started yesterday or she would
have been much more provoked than
she was now.
"I shall not stop you," she said In a
half mischievous tone. "Go on—I won't
be angry. You will perhaps admit that
if there Is anything rankling it ls as
well for you to abuse me and have lt
over, even after all these years, whose
obituaries you have written."
"My dear, my darling," be said, bis
strong hand clasping hers so quickly
that involuntarily her arm struggled
like a bird's wing to wrest Itself away,
"it Ib well for me to tell the only woman I ever loved that I love her still and
do not mean to let her go again."
"Margaret,  I love you  mora than
"It Is Impossible!"      :>■ !; j 1
"I love you I"
"You cannot, cannot be In earnest,"
she stammered, "Why, you havo never told me."
"Never—Until now," he laughed. "I
learned something wben I lost you the
first time—my dnrllng!"
"This," said Mrs. Hugonin, partially
recovering herself, "Is folly, Arthur,
and It Is most unfair."
"Unfair," he said, "to want you for
my wife? No; you menn unfair to take
you off your guard. I will not quibble
with your words," be said, smiling.
"May the bour and the scene suggest
lo you all that they will; may they
bring you back to—lt wns twenty that
•you were—when It all happened! Margaret, when you were twenty-six I
-went awny from the city of all my
hopes, but before I turned my back on
It I did as many a refugee bad don*
Ibefore me—1 sealed up my trensures
land hid them, and my store ls where I
left lt Tbat Is why I want you to
snnrry me. All thnt I had looked forward to telling you—whon you were
twenty—all that I hnd to say to yon,
the secret hoard that I bnd been piling
up for our married life, ls Intact and
now I want you to shnre It with me,"
He paused a moment and then went
on: "My dear, I have simply had to
wait; thnt Is all. But, please heaven,
we will begin again."
Poor Mrs. Hugonln's breath enme
and went, an unwilling messenger of
passion—or, It might be, of sentiment
"Perhaps I was in the wrong," she
snid. "But why did not you think more
of yourself?"
"I am thinking of myself now," said
Suddenly, as Mrs. Hugonin hung distracted and ln doubt the cliff before
tbem rang faint and sibylline with nn
echo. It was the town clock of the village striking over beyond tbe trees.
Tbey could not bear it, but sent from
ledge to ledge ln the still night air, It
struck silvery and remote on tbe granite facade. As It sounded they both
started, he at Its elfin suggestions, she
at Its material reminder.
"Good gracious!" she exclaimed.   "It
Is 11 o'clock!"
"It is," said Klnnalrd.
"And we must positively go back to
the botel at once.   We are a scandal,
Arthur—and you know It for I saw
you start too."   She began to smile.
"Do you see nothing in the augury?"
she asked.
"The augury?"
"We are two old fools," she said.
"Think ot my boy ln hts bed, Arthur.
"Think of my thirty years—be quiet, if
you please. I choose to be thirty for
formality's sake. It ls only tbe night
and the moonlight When 11 o'clock
strikes, we recollect tbat we ought to
be respectably at borne. It is only an
echo. Ab, my denr old friend, we have
had our past, and lt Is over. Yours
bas been unhappy, and I am, oh, so
very sorry I But you are contented
now and, what ls more, you are kind
and strong—It Is better as lt ls. Take
me back to the hotel—and we shall beware of echoes In future."
"I thought you said you bad grown
old," said Klnnalrd. "It is only, youth
tbat refuses the echo."
And be took her ln his arms and kissed ber.
Lord Kelvin's Inventive FCrreUaa.
Soon after Lord Kelvin had assisted
In laying tbe Atlantic cable, when he
was yet known as Sir William Thompson, bis mind was greatly troubled In
devising some method for perfecting
the ordinary telegraphic apparatus
used on overhead wires, as the old
method, or tbe one tben ln vogue, was
not suited for the varying currents
passing along the cables.
The laying of the electric current bad
the effect of making tbem run together
ln one bottom current,. witb surface
ripples. The difficulty which Lord
Kelvin had to overcome was to Invent
a means of clearly distinguishing all
the delicate fluctuations.
One day the great Inventor's eyeglass
dropped off and swung ln front of the
magnet The glass deflected Its movements, and from tbis simple and unexpected Incident the "mirror Instrument" was Invented. Sk... .
An exchange says that p*!*n-flpottg has
been introduced iu the British lunatic
A. Bale, Prop.
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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 pats,
Pieper & Currie,
Dealers in Paints, Oils,
Glass and Wall Paper.
Painters, Paper Hangers and Decorators,
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We suppl y the best.   Yoar trade ls solicited.   We have markets In all the principal towns of British Columbia.
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Licensed Provincial Assayer
Lite analytical chemist and control
assayer to the North Mine company,
Every Description of Mineral Analysis.
Prompt Attention to  Samples by Mail
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Office and Laboratory.
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Good   Work.    Good    Material
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Cranbrook, B. C.
Notice li hereby given that ill persons cutting Green or Dry wood on the
townslte will be prosecuted unless they
can produce a permit from the Townslte
agents. Permits may be obtained by
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The Marysville Townalte and Development Company.
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