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The Morrissey Miner Jan 31, 1903

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VOLUME   1       fsj 0   \    tXXi
Is the Hub of South East Kootenay. If you wish
to be in the heart of the city get in at the
* • •
H. L. Stephens, Prop.
Morrissey - - - - B. C.
... THE.. .
London and
Liverpool Co. |
Fernie B C.
Departmental Store
1 Clothing
2 Mens Furnishings
3 Mens Boots ana Shoes
4 Ladies & Childrens Boots and Choes
5 Staple and Fancy Dry Goods
6 Millinery and Fancy Goods
7 House Furn'shgs, Carpets, Linoleums
8 Furniture
9 Crockery and Glassware
10 Groceries
11 Hardware, Stoves and Tinware
Our .Groceries Have Arrived
We wish you to call and inspect them and see if you are
satisfied with our selection. If you are not, then we are
not, and wi I continue to add to it till we have what you
want. Wo solicit a fair share of your patronage in this line,
and if fair dealing and correct and reasonable prices will
bring you, we shall accommodate you.
J. A. Gillis
Our etook Is rapidly thinning out under the prassure of
Greatly Reduced Prices
You can depend on every artic e y>u buy at ths store
Unreliable goods will never fi .d place hero. You'll f nd thj
bast or nothing, and va'ue for valua. You'll find )ur prijjs
down to the buy-without-question mark. *
R. HIRTZ,  Proprietor
A First Class Hotel in
a First Class Town
Wood and Coal For Sale
I am In shape to give careful attention to any business In my line.    Satis-
action guaranteed.  We make a specialty of safe transportation of all goods.
John Krall Instantly Killed
By a Car
Coroner's Jury in the Pioneer  Hotel   Inquest Brought ia Their Verdict
Last   Tuesday.
John Krall, a miner employed at the
Morrissey mines, was Instantly billed
in No. 4 tunnel last Monday afternoon
at 7:30 o'clock.
The accident occurred in the fjce of
No l incline, where Krall was taking
coal away from a miner named Maliu-
skt. Two cars had been loaded, when
Mallnskl's lamp became defective and
he left the mine for the lamp house to
secure another light. During his absence, Pat Durham, anoiher miner,
undertook to lower the loaded cars down
to entrance of the mine. The cars are
so arranged that the loads going down
tbe Incline draw the empties up, and at
the upper end of the tracks a machine
called a McGlnty, is used which acts as
a brake on tbe cable and regulates tbe
speed of the cars. Krall was standing
behind a post near the McGiaty holding
a light for Durham, who was operating
tbe machine. One car had been lowered In safety, but In letting down tbe
second, the speed became s > great as to
confuse Durham, who in bis excitement
neglected to apply the brak^, ind the
emptv car rushing up, run over the end
of ibe track and struck tbe eost with
such force that it wai knocked ont of its
position, and hit Krall a terrific blow
on the forehead, crushing In the skull
and causing lnstat t death.
Coroner Trites of Fernie, was immediately notified, and Tuesday afternoon
a jury composed of Messre. Hir.rhlson,
Moffatt, Moore, Johnson, McKenzie and
Higbye held an li.qu .st over the remains
of the unfortunate man. The evidence
given showed clearlv that Krall's dpath
was accidental, and a verdict was so
rendered, with a rider appended recommending that the company employ none
but experienced men In the handling of
machinery In and around the mine.
The deceased was a Slavonian, and
bis remains were taken in charge by
the members of a society to which he
belonged, and taken to Fernie Tuesday
evening, where funeral services were
held Wednesday.
Another Death.
John Keubus, tbe miner who had his
legs crushed at the mine two weeks ago
yesterday, died last week In the Leth.
bridge hospital. Had the injured man
been taken to the Fernie hospital where
an operation could have been performed
the same day of the accident, bis life
might have been saved, but the trip to
Lethbrfdge consumed too much time,
and mortification had set in before the
operation was performed.
Pioneer Fire Inquest.
The Inquest over Marrlot, the victim
of the Pioneer hotel fire, which was
postponed from last week, was taken up
Tuesday evening by Coroner Trites.
with Messrs. Glills, Gray, Johnson,
Higbye, Walker and Hurel composing
the jury. The first witness heard was
a miner named Kain, who siated that
on the night of the fire he, In company
with a number of friends, were drink -
ing in the Pioneer bar room, when one
of the party, named Frank Trinoskl,
In a burst of enthusiasm, lifted dim up
off the floor, and caused his bead to
strike the lamp, which was knocked out
of Its hangings, and falling on tbe flior
set fire to tbe building. The witness
was very reticent aboutgiving the name
ofthe man who tossed him up In the
air, and did so only after being questioned repeatedly by the jury. In fact,
the evidence given by ail the witnesses,
with but one or two exceptions, was so
badly jumoled up that one not following
the proceedings of the inquest wou.d
have had a hard time uecidltig whether
or not it had any bearing whatever on
the case.
The last witness was Cole Sedgwick,
who was employed at the hotel, and
who, at the time the fire staited, was
behind tbe bar. His evidence was much
the same as that given by Kane, al*
though he did not know the names of
any of the men In the place at .he time.
He stated tnat after tbe lamp dropped
he was In the act of picking It up to
throw it outside, when some one kicked
it, and thus scattered the oil about tbe
room. He made another attempt to
throw the lamp outside, and this time
was successful, but It was then too late
to extinguish the flames. Sedgwick
then tried to get out the cash register,
j which contained abont 9150. but the
smoke and flames were so thick he had
to abandon the effort, and leave the
buildlog. As It was, he had a very narrow escape, and was severely burned
about the face and bands, while his
clothing was twice on fire. Sedgwick
left the bar room by the rear door, and
in passing Into the ball stumbled over
an object which he thought to be a man,
but in his exhausted condition be was
unable to rescue him. and when he got
out of tbe building, the flames had
reached the hallway, thus preventing
anyone else from attempting a rescue.
Tne place where Sedgwick stumbled
corresponds with where the remains
were found, and it was beyond a doubt
Mar riot's body over which Sedgwick
In addressing the jury at th^ close of
the e.-idence Garou*:r Trites impressed
upon tne member** the seriousness of
the occasion, saying that Ignorance of
the law was no excuse for crime, and
that if the jury considered the action of
those responsible for the fire in any
wav illegal, it was the duty of the jury
to reuder a verdict of manslaughter.
If, on the other hand, they were acting
within their rights In their carousal, no
charges could be brough against them.
Tde jury was out an hour and fifteen
minutes, after which the verdict was
rendered as follows; "We, the jurv,
find that Herbert Marrlot come to his
death on the uight cf J j unary 17, in the
town of Morrlsspy at the Pioneer hole!,
which was destroyed by fire, caused oy
a hanging lamp being knocked out of
its place by tbe misbehavior of some
meo in the bar room; namely, by one
named Richard Kane being lifted up by
Frank Trinoskl, and striking the hmp,
causing It to fall to the floor, but with
no criminal intention."
The verdict met with general approval, but the acciuent which resulted in
the death of an innocent man and the
loss of hundreds of dollars worth of
property, should be a lesson not only to
Trinoskl and Kane, but to a good many
others in Morrissey who are iu the
habit of letting booze get the best of
They   Will   Probably   Be   Sold   to
the Highest Bidder.
The large stores erected and operated
by the Crows Nes: Pass Coal company
at Coal creek, Morrissey and Michel are
to be sojd. This iuformation corning
direct and authoritatively from General
Manager Tonkin will be hailed with delight oy every merchant operating in
this town and will doubtless create
much Interest in business circles
throughout the Canadian west, says .lie
Fernie Free Press,
The rumor had gained considerable
headway around the towu since the it-
turn of Mf. Tonkia from his trip east,
when a representative of the Free
Press called upon the general manager
and received the corroboration of the
general report. Asked if the Crows
Nest Pass Coal company contemplated
selling their stores at Coal creek, Michel and Morrissey, Mr. Tonkin gave a
decidedly affirmative answer. '-Yes,"
said he, 'I have always been opposed
to the principle of coal companies operating their own stores. I have known
Instances where such institutions were
almost a necessity, but I have always
been opposed to the stores in the present instance and I believe that the best
interests of the town, of the merchants
and of the Coal company demand their
suppression. The one object of this
Coal company Is to mine coal, and the
selling of merchandise In connection is
not conducive to the general prosperity. The stores will be sold as soon as
we can find a purchaser or purchasers."
When asked if the stores would be
sold individually the general manager
replied that it was his intention of sell
ing all of them and going out of the
business entirely, and that his object
would not be gained by selling only one
or two. The three must be disposed of
at one time though It was not necessary
that one indivisual or one company
: h'.nihi purcase them all, and of course
it was understood that the company
Would have nothing to do with collecting the purchaser's store accounts. It
was immaterial to him how they were
sold or who bought them so long as be
g.u his price. Probably they would 0"
Bold by auction to tne highest bidder.
The company of couise would not sell
the store buildings but would be willing
to rent tnem for mercantile purposes.
When asked tf he did not consider the
Coal creek store the least necessary ot
the three and the most objectionable ou
the part of the merchants tne geueral
manager replied: "At the present
time, yes, but in a short time similar
conditions will exist at the other places
The new townsite at Mortissey will be
thrown open to the public just as soon
as the dissappcarance of the snow
makes it practicable, and doubtless
many luiOn-ss houses will spring up,
whde at Michel It Is only a matter of a
little lime until a townsite near the
present one will be put on the market
The conditious at these points will then
be the same as at Coal creek.
When asked the approximate value of
the three properties, Mr. Touklu was
unable to give aa authoritative statement as no recent inventory was at
nand and of course the seeing price
must largely depend on tbe stock car
rled, together with the good will of the
business. He roughly estimated that
the stock at the three stores might
reach the sum of 9150,000.
Everything Points  to a Big
Conditions   are   More  Favorable  Than
Ever Before in the History  of
the Town
The Inquiries that are coming to this
office and tbe townsite agent indicate
the widespread Interest that is being
manifested in the future of Morrissey.
These inquiries are not confined to this
portion of British Columbia by any
means, but cover.;a large range of tet-
ihory extending from the eastern provinces to the Pacific coast, and many of
tbe middle and northwestern states.
Ir. Is evident that the confidence in the
future of Morrissey Is growing with all
of ti.osj: who have taken the lime and
pains to thoroughly investigate the situation. Iu fact, the more any man
studies the situatiou, the more he must
be convinced that there is a bright
future ahead for this town. The conditions are right, and with the coming
of spring there will be a general in
crease iu every line of business. This
is not a case where men are going In to
take a chance. On the contrary, it is
s.inply a cooi, business movement, in
wh.ch the men interested are coming
in as a plain business proposition, the
same as they would make any legitimate investments.
And there is every reason for shrewd
ousineas men to locate in MorrU*ey.
There is not a town in liritUh Columbia
that offjrs the business opportunities
that will be presented in this place during the next few years. It is bound to
be the center of one of the richest territories iu Canada, which will furnish
a bjsis for a great industrial and com*
mercUU community. There will be
more wage earners living in and near
Moiriasey than in any other town In the
province outside of the coast cities.
Within three to five jears there will be
from two thousand to three thousand
men employed In the mines near the
town, and o.hcr industries that will be
located here. With tbe opening of the
reservation south, Morrissey creeu valley will be the natural roadway to that
territory, and this tov, n will be the
headquarters. With the coal and coke
oveus at our door, and the best transportation facilities to be found In eastern British Columbia, smelters must
come here, where the orecan be treated
more cheaply than any. other place.
Morrissey is bound to be the great
pay roll town of the Kootenays, and
where there are payrolls there is always prosperity. There is business de-
mauds, and money to meet those demands, aud with tbe Increase and
growth of industries there will be of
course a corresponding increase in all
lines of business.
The man who is looking for a location
who wants to engage in business where
he can dependiupon the permanency of
the pli.ee, and steady increase In the
industrial growth, he should investigate Morrissey. He cannot afford to
let the opportuulty pass by.
An Outsider's Opinion.
John Hutchison, one of the best
known real estate men in the district,
was io town this week, and in answer
to a question as to the future of the
town, had the following to say:
"A oollectlon of a lew frame buildings on the banks of the Elk river, is
what Morrissey todav appears to be to
the uneducated eve; 1 mean the eye un
educated to the various phases of a new
and growing country. But Morrissey,
this collection of frame buildings, Is far
more than this. It is the beginning or
what will be one of the besi towns in
British Columbia Its position at the
junction of the Great Northern and the
Cuuadian Pacific railways is tne key
note to the situation, giving Morrissey
the distinction of beirg tbe only point
iu East Kootenay where there are competitive railways Again, Morrissey is
the only natural dlstiibutlng point tor
tne coal mlaes of Morrissey creek and
vicioiy, from which millions of tons of
coal will be taken durlug the next few
years The coal mining industry ot the
Crow1* Nest Pass country is only in its
infancy There will be mines from
MutTlssey to Frank within the uext few
years aud this valley will be the home
jf thousands of human bees.
•'The center of "*\i this industry will
be the town of Morrissey, in spite of all
that may be said to the contrary. Its
natural situation and Lis commercial
advantages makes this certain and it Is
only a matter of perhaps a couple i f
months—that is as soon as the snow
i»oe&—before the whole world will know
it, and then those who got In on the
ground floor will be glad, aud otbers
who did not will be sarry, Morrl-jsey is
not a gamble. Morrissey is a Buie
thing, and the man who owns property
here will own property in the largest
town In South Eist Kootenay in twelve
months time "
It Ia No Use to Stake Lands There
At Present.
There his been a great deal of specu
lation a3 to how aud when the government reserve located south of Morna
sey «ud on the International boundary
line would be thrown open. The Miner
has taken the pains to secure authentic
Information on this matter, and there
is no question but that the reserve
when it is thrown 0[.ea will be advertised for three months in the Gazette
and local papers, so that everyone will
have an opportunity to know the facts.
I*. Is possible that the goverMnent may
have the reserve surveyed and sell the
property in blocks to the highest bidder.
Up to the present time a vast amount
of the reserve coal lands have been
staked, bat the applications for licenses
have all been refused aud the money returned, nor will any application made
at this time be considered by tbe government. Furthermore, any person
who stakes property there now and
files aa application for a license, will
bave no better standing with the government than the person who sLakes
his ground the d iy the reserve IB opened, no matter If he does stake again
that day. In other words men staking
there now are doing so contrary to law,
and their work is all f^r naught and
gives them no advantage whatever.
It is said now on pretty good authority that the appointment of Chief of
Police Forbes as governmeD*. agent at
Feinle, is a misnomer in a sense, iuat
ranch that he is simply appointed as the
representative of tLe government In
matters pertaining to records, aud not
to act In the capacity of Mr. Armstrong,
If this is true, then there would be no
change that would naturally follow if
Mr. Forbes was to hold the same position at this eni of the district that .Mr.
Armstrong has held for the entire district. In all probability nothing in this
Hue will be done until the districts
bave been officially divided, aside from
some steps to relieve Mr. Armstrong of
some of his present duties in the way of
routine work.
And in connection with these reported changes there was a rumor to the
effOct that a movement was on foot to
have H, W. Barnes reinstated as chief
of police. Tne Miuer is ioath to credit
the rumor with the slightest foundation. The best thing that can be done
for Mr. Barnes is to allow him to rest
In the peaceiul bliss of official retirement. Aud, if there is auy man or set
of men endeavoring to have him return to a position of power in this district, Tne Miner Is willing to wager
that it can give the reasons.
This paper proposes In the future to
give the details of any official acts,
when they are tainted with corruption.
There have been some deals in South
East Kootenay the past two years that
would have made the boldest boodler of
Tammany green with envy. And there
have been other deals not confined
alone to officers, but originated and carried througn by men who pose as honest citizens and think to cover up their
acts by the cloak of professional honor.
South East Kootenay has some interesting history and some day tt may be
There are portions of the country
where the snow Is so deep that the telegraph line repairer has discarded his
climbers and substituted snowsbo"*.
If a railway company carrying the
mails, ran trains iu such a haphazard
way as do the C. P. Ii. on the Crows
Neat branch, In any wother country than
this, the government would have thi.ni
on the carpet In double quick time.
Here It seems to be understood that the
C. P. K. can do no harm.
When better conucctlons are arrang-
eu, Morrissey will become a favorite
starting point for transcontinental
travel, having the two roads, the C. P.
ft. and the Great Northeru. Aud tbe
latter road, by its hue service, is going
to get a big share of the business,
The man who lives in Morrissey and
don't subscrioe for The Miner, should
be careful. He might die, and then as
a celestial bring in the realms above, or
a side kicker of the devil below, he
would never forgive himself for neglecting that opportunity of doing right
while on earth.
A loose guy wire on a smoke stack i*
like some people. It makes a lot ot
noise, but is no good.
Deep-snow covers a lot of dirt in th's
It Begins to Look as if Lead
Would Climb
He Thinks That With the Help of a Duty
it Will be Possible to Resume
WoHi Again
"If Canadian le«d producers can secure the heme market for the native
product and tbe foreign market rises to
twelve pouLd-, ster.ing, the Industry
will be In a position to resume operations on the old basis. The London
market is rising steadily and if the Federal administration grants tbe relief
asked for the :esu:t I hiive indicated
wilt be realized," said James Cronln,
manager of tbe St. Eugene mine at
Moyle, to a representative of the Boat-
land Miner one day last week.
Mr. CroLin believes that If adequate
protecOon Is granted to Canadian lead
producers they will be able to sell forty
per cent of their output Iu Canada at
83.50 per hundred, which 1b the figure
now received by American producers
from the American Smelting &. Refining
company. The remaining sixty per
cent of the lead produced would be sold
In the London market, aud If twelve
pounds Stirling was the ruling quotation
Canadian shippers would net about $1 70
per hundred. The average of the two
prices would be a figure at which a
large number of Canadian lead mines
could operate profitably.
The London price for .cau has advanced consistently since the first of
the year, a gain of over one pound being recorded in that time. The situation is improving by reason o' Increased
consumption and decreased production,
particularly iu the United States where
the production is less than the consumption, with the result that the lead trus<
has no surp:us to "slaughter" on the
Canadian market. The probability Is
that much of tbe Mexican lead now being sold in Canada by the American
Smelting & Utfining company will
eventually ue withdrawn to fill orders
in the United States.
Manager Cronin directs attention
afresh to the anomaly of the Canadian
market for lead producis being supplied
almost exclusivity by white and red
lead manufactured in Germany, Bel-
glum or Englaud froa. pig lead mined in
Sicily and other. European districts
where cheap labor exists, or In the
United States from lead mined in Mexico and corroded in bond, to the exclusion of the home raw product. H<s
maintains that if the administration Is
to help the lead industry It must comply with all the provisions of tbe San-
don resolution, as half measures will be
as valueless as none. In any event,
however, he believes that the salvation
of the lead industry will be worked out
in time, ani thai things will eventually
take the turn which will make it possible to operate the rich lead mine3 of
Canada at a profit.
Iu the Moyie section operations are
absolutely suspended, and tbe community is devoting its attention to lumbering, which is japldly attaining considerable proportions. Mr. Cronin is en
route to San Francisco and will probably remain in California for the next
four or five months. He has mining Interests in Trinity country that will engage his attention while In the south.
We Oan All Swear Now.
G. G. Moffatt, representing the firm
of Beale'i Hutchison & ELwell, Is now
permanently located in Morrissey, and
has temporary office room in The Miner
office. Mr. Moffatt is a notary public
and conveyancer, and will be found
ready to do business at all times. The
old war hoiee, "Hutch", came down
with Mr. Moffatt to install him and
give him a few pointers, so we may
look for an insurance boom In town.
Good Thing for Vancouver.
After years of fighting for possession
of Deadman's island, near Vancouver,
Theodore Ludgate has at last secured
unnisturbed possession and will proceed
at once to establish lumber mills of
twice tbe capacity of any others in the
west, employing five hundred hands
continuously, in all branches of the enterprise, Chinese being specifically barred under the terms of the concession.
A large fi^ur mill to cater wholly to Oriental and Australian trade will also be
established. The Ludgate enterprises
will involve a primary expenditure of
one and a half million dollars.
Morrissey Methodist Church..
C F. Connor, pastor; preaching set-
vice, 11 a.m.; Sabbath school (at the
mines) 8 p.m.; preaching service (at
the mines) 7:30 p.*r. All welcome,
scats free.
\ ;
The colonel wheeled Impatiently Id
Ms ctialr. He loved tbe old style soldier, who knew iintliliij! lieyoud the
will of tils superior officer. Tliese modern evolutions of soldiers In Hie ranks,
men of education who rend and
thought for themselves and ipoke bet
ti-r Bnglllb than some of the olliecrs.
wi're lUorntl Id his tlesh.    He did not
know Just how to take Blowout.  h
less what to do with him. hut eonipro
nus. il l.y bidding 1)1 ID stand aside until
he had questioned Hie others. due
after another a dozen (Mine In. prompt'
Iy acknowledged Hint si„-y bad clieercd
the departing officer, disclaimed all
Imputation of disrespect and Inferen
Hally any expression of regret. Bverjr
niotlier's son of them seemed to wish
to in- understood as maintaining thai
he bad u perfect right to cheer, and if
be hadn't be was ready to take bis
punishment "Confound it." said the
colonel to Ids silent adjutant, "If >
slop 'em in arrest Nathan won't bave
a sergeant for duty. '1 be whole hat
ti'iy seems to have been In It. Tell
tlicui to go to their quarters—co to
gl'IIM—go to Itallyhnck.—but there must
In1 no more cbeerlug.   I won't bave It."
"There won't be." said his stalT offi
cer dryly, "now that LflUgdoll's gone."
He. too. had loved the fellow and was
sore hearted over his downfall
"Th-re's nobody else they'll be apt to
Cheer for unless It's Melville."
The colonel turned suddenly and
glared, but the adjutant's face wns
placid and unconcerned as be quietly
stepped to the outer room anil In low
tone bade the assembled tbrong dis
perse. Then In silence he rejoined his
"You're always quotlog Major Melville." said the latter petulantly, "is
there no one In your own corps worth
"I'lenty." answered Hie adjutant.
"yet none Just like Melville. There's
the man to Straighten out this mutter.
colonel, If you really want It done."
"I ean straighten out post mutters
without having to call on an-nu mi
outsider," answered the colonel hUURll
tlly, for be had tbe same conception ot
bis corps that the Chinese had ol Cbl
mi -everybody not of It was an outside
barbarian. Moreover, be was distinctly
Jealous or Melville, and it kept crop
pint: out In the most absurd ami palpa
Pie way. Early in the sprint;, when or
tiered to tbe command ol ibis Important
station, tbe department commander
had said to him: "We have applied lor
Melville lo comma nil your artillery
He'll lie n tower of strength to you and
relieve you or all responsibility III the
management of the batteries." And
tlds remark. Intended to reassure, hud
just tbe opposite effect The colonel
did not wish to be relieved ol any care
or responsibility, did not wish it to tie
supposed he needed n tower of
strength. He was one of a small but
somewhat prominent class among our
senior officers who rejoice In extended
responsibility and who prefer hours of
personal work lo delegating one lota of
niltiioril.v or power lo anybody else.
He was so oddly constituted, moreover.
Hint lie would gladly have added lo his
functions lite ladling otil of medicines
and (lie distribution of hospital stores.
His mania was ror scraping and saving for Uncle Sam. He would spend
hours of valuable time pruning off a
dollar from Hie estimate of tbe post
quartermaster or squeezing a cent a
bushel from the hay or grain contract.
He had never before served with
mounted artillery, but unhesitatingly
assumed supreme control of the affairs
of tbe batteries, criticising and forbid-
ding tbe expenditure of paint for the
carriages and caissons, cutting down
the number of horseshoes, condemning
the amount of grain aud hay fed out iu
tbe daily allowance and putting a stop
to shell and shrapnel practice as being
viciously extravagant "it will all be
Straightened out when Melville comes,"
said the gunners, but It wasn't. The
colonel had never met Melville before,
but had had him dinned into his ears
every time lie talked with an enthusiastic' artilleryman, and, to use his own
expression) "It made hint tired." "Melville Is a sort of demigod according
to tliese artillery fellows," said be,
"but I [iropose to run my own post, and
no man shall run me."
Ko when Melville arrived and reported for duty the colonel met him with
much solemnity and stole. Ordinarily
offhand and impulsive in speech and
manner, be now assumed un Imposing
dignity of mien that filled bis adjutant
wilii merrliueiit and (lid not deceive
Melville In tbe least. That clenr sighted, grave mannered soldier listened
with every appearance of courteous Interest to the colonel's exposition of
what lie considered the needs of Hie
batteries and the batteries' discipline
and Instruction, hut as Ills own views
were neither asked nor desired gave
no expression of them. The colonel
called upon the new arrival ut the
quarters of CnptaiU Cannon that evening and found a dozen red striped fellows there, nil clustered about their
demigod, anil Hie colonel's manner was
If anything more awfully Impressive
than in the morning. He remained
bill ten minutes, and the gunners drew
n long breath unci looked at each other
us he left (be room aud burst Into Irrepressible laughter as he stalked away
from (he gate. But Melville came back
to their midst with Captain Cannon,
they having seen the colonel safely
down the steps, and not u Hue lo Melville's face betrayed (he fact that he
taw anything comical In the situation.
Within tbe week he was partially settled In his new quarters and fully en-
grossed In bis new duties. He found
the post coinmiiti'Icf pottering about
the bullery (tables and gun sheds day
after day. giving orders direct lo stable
sergeants, farriers and blacksmiths,
but not a line or his face or a tone of
ills voice betrayed Ibe faintest Irrlta
Hon or disapproval. Irate captains
came to him to protest, and tie said,
"I'atleuee," and nothing tbe impetuous
post commander could say or do ever
seemed to throw liiiu ull his mental
balance for a moment, lie was ever
grave, exquisitely courteous and entirely subordinate. For a month tbe
colonel had things all bis own way.
Then oue day, all unannounced, there
dropped In an Inspector, who gave two
days to the batteries and two hours to
the rest of the command. The colonel
Insisted on being w'th htm everywhere.
The Inspector tumid fault with the
condition of the horses' reel and declared them Insufficiently shod. Ue was
referred to the order cf the post commander. He said all of the horses look
ed ton finely drawu. as though they
had come In from a hard campaign,
aud was shown the pest coiuuinudcr's
order cutting off two pounds ol grain
per diem. He said the gun carriages
looked dingy and was Informed of the
post commander's prohibition ot fur
ther use of painL He criticised their
neglect of gun practice with service
ammunition, and again the post com
niandcr had to shoulder the blame.
He dined with that dignitary, as did
Melville and Nathan and two or three
cavalrymen that evening, and the eolo
■' You think he huh a t cry good ttuldltr, I
am told."
nel drank much of his own champagne
aad talked Incessantly in defense ol his
policy, on which point the inspector
and the gunners were diplomatically
Silent, but within n week of the former's  departure  down   crime a   letter
from department headquarters, embodying nil his criticisms und directing
tbe post commiinder to take measures
to correct the matters complained of
without delay. 'J hey were all of the
post commander's devising, and, "Without the rullllng of u feather or the
turning of a hair," as the boys expressed it, without a word of altercation or
expostulation, Melville had won the.
battle. Ue met the colonel with the
same grave. Imperturbable courtesy,
with that utterly unimpeachable respect of manner. Even though the
post commander was faming with
wrath and the consciousness of defeat, Melville allowed not a trace of
exultation to be visible, not a word of
triumph to escape him. lie gently
gravely rebuked one or two youngsters
who crowed Iu their delight aud by utter superiority or his mental equipoise
rasped the irate colonel Infinitely more
than if he had given voice tu the sense
of victory. The colonel was forced lo
the conclusion that the senior major of
artillery was a bigger man at department headquarters than he had ever
been, and his jealousy redoubled.
Aud yet the soldier in him compelled
him to respect Melville. He couldn't
help it. 0Ulcer or man, the soldier did
not live in all the service who knew
him and did not honor. Fure In speech,
re lined and courteous In manner, a
gentleman in the finest sense of the
term, in every thought and word and
deed; just, temperate, merciful, a model of fidelity to duty aud to principle, a
man to whom an oath was well nigh as
intolerable as a lie, he so ordered his
life that friends aud comrades studied
him in vain for fault or foible, and enemies were unknown. Among his elder
officers were men who a quarter of a
century before had been bis pupils In
the section rooms of "the old academic," where they wc>l nigh worshiped
him. "Never," said they, "no matter
how exasperntlngly stupid a cadet
might be—never was Melville tempted
to use an Impatient word." Among the
younger officers were those who only a
few years back wore the gray nt the
Point when Melville was their honored
commandant, the position of all others
In the army of the United Stntes which
has the greatest influence on the character and development of the young
soldiers of the nation, the position of
all others most dllticult to fill, and Melville wus the Idol of the corps of cadets. At the different stations where
he had served-at Newport, at Fortress
Monroe and ut the Presidio of San
Francisco—he had left his impress ever
the same. They spoke of him as the
"Bayard of the Battery," and one of
the traditions which his old regiment
gloried In was the mountain campaign
against a fierce and recalcitrant tribe
in which Melville led his guns Into the
fastnesses of an unexplored wilderness
and brought the savages to bay. Add
to all this that his home life was as
beautiful as his professional enreer had
been well nigh flawless, and even
crotchety, fault finding, Jealous old
"Cat" owued himself powerless to penetrate the armor of Melville's perfections, and May and Woodrow, thinking
sadly of the comrade lost to them,
found the words constantly springing
to their lips, "If Melville had only
come earlier!"
Iu the United States rocks suitable
for making whetstoues are found In
nearly nil the states eust of the Mississippi and In a number of those to the
west of that river, but the supply Is
obtained from Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio,
New York, Vermont aud New Hampshire.
A   Mountain   Totrn.
There Is a town of 000 Inhabitants on
the top of the Mount of Olives.
For Toothache.
Equal parts of alum aud salt, or
evcu salt alone, placed on. a piece of
cotton wool and inserted lu the hollow
of au aching tooth will often give relief when other means have failed.
A I'uizlinc Uuuilu SsiiiUctcrily Sat*
Utii-l.be r-lttf ■! Flag— Wfcaa ma4
Uan it should li* FUwa-BliDdtri ll
Mas "akiuff-Fiar Lor. That la In
taua.ljr Iatci-.ttUc Jnit at tfca Praaanl
The Aug of England, of Britain, is
flown ail over the Empire, and yet
in this Hying them ure many mistakes made. The Pall Gazette thinks
so, und in u recent issue has an article which must interest all who fly
the flag in Canada.
"What is the flag of England?
Winds of the world declare," is the
question    with    which   Mr.     Kipling
■ starts   one  oi     his  patriotic    poems.
i  If the winds that blow over London
were askod   lo  give  their  impression
■ as to the answer, during these days
of peace celebrations and coronation
rejoicings, they would be rather pua-
rkd tu reply.
For the average Londoner, alike ill
St. •James' aud St. lilies', appeal!
to bo in hopeless bewilderment as lo
the national Hag. He is not so sure
Which Hag ho ought to display, lie
is often utterly at sea us to how it
ought, lo be made and how it ought
to be hoisted. He Hies the Hag of
other peoples under the mistaken impression that he is hanging out the
Hritish colors. Ho makes unwittingly signals that move the seafaring
man who can read theiu to a quiet
laugh at the ignorance of mere landsmen. It is strange that such things
should happen In the capital of a
race of sailors und travelers, for
whom every Hag should have a distinct and well known significance.
First of all, there is a widespread
misuse of a purely personal Hag, the
lloyal Standard, which many otherwise well-informed people suppose to
be that of the nation. If Sir Uorgi-
us Midas were to quarter on his carriage panels the Lions of England,
the Red Lion Kampant of Scotland,
and t)iu Irish Harp, everyone would
think he had taken leave of his
senses. When he Hies the same heraldic device from the flagstaff ou the
roof of his stately mansion it is not
regarded as an accent Hi Ity on his
pait. But it is almost as bad as displaying the Royal Arms on his carriage or.putting his servants into the
royal liveries.
The Hoyal Standard is the King of
England's banner and denotes his
actual presence as Sovereign where
it is flown. Thus it is not hoisted
even ou a royal palace unless he i-*
in residence, it is displayed from
the flagstaff of the parade when he is
reviewing his troops. It is run up by
a warship    us   he    comes on board.
1'jveli the ambassadors who represent
htm abroad do not fl> his flag. It Is
purely personal, like the golden yellow standard marked with a broad
black cross and decorated with eugles
and Imperial crowns, which iu tier-
many denotes the Kaiser's presence,
and which no German ever mistakes
for the national Hag. Our own ttoy-
al Standard should not be Vulgarized in tlie present unmeaning fashion.
The national Hag, the flag oi th-
Kiugilom and the Empire, is—to give
it its popular nana—the Union .lack
There aie various Hags of which it
forms only a part and which are used for special purposes. H is acorn
inon mistake to take these for the
national   Hag.
Among these are, first, the White
Ensign with the Union in Its top
corner mar the Hugstult or halyard,
and the great red cross on a white
ground—the cross that murked the
Hug of England in crusading days
and in the wars of the Middle Ag
This rcil cross is still the central device of the Union Mag.
The White Ensign is the flag of
our navy. In the same way the Ued
Ensign is the Hug of our merchant
marino. To fly the While or Ued En
sign on u house is rather unmeaning
What one o-ight to (ly is the Union
Jack, mure cc erectly called the Union (lag, but then one must take care
lo get the real Uung and hoist it
tight side  up.
'Alost oi the flags imported from
abroad, and many of those made in
England, blunder about the right
combination of the three crosses. On
both sides of the central red cross of
St. Oeorge there is the same width
of whtta bunting or silk, but the X-
skaped red cross of St. Patrick has
not the white that sIiowh on both
sides of it ol' equal width. On the
side nearest the halyards it, is broad
above the red and narrow below, and
this arrangement Is reversed on the
other side of the flag, the explanation being that the red cross is here
ku, erposed unevenly on the white
cross of St. Andrew, so that the
Scottish* emblem may not form a
mere oven border to it. To neglect
this difference alters the whole appearance of the flag. But those who
thus blunder err in distinguished
rtheu ticnernl Baden-Powell designed
a poster some years ago for a military tournament he made St. Andrew's cross into a mere even white
bo ft! or for St. Patrick's. When Si
3. HobertGOn and the gallant little
garrison of Chitral improvised a Union -Jack to fly over their beleaguered fort they made the same mistake.
When after tin: relief it was pointed
out to them that such a Hag, being
the same which ever way it was
hoisted, could not be reversed as a
tdgnal of distress, Sir Qeorgo replied
that they never thought of Its use
for such a purpose being in any way
necessary. Mr, Punch, who as a
rule is scrupulously accurate in matters of detail, drew the Union .lack
in the same incorrect fashion a
couple of weeks ago. To come down
lo lesser folk, several firms of decorators are now circulating iu London
Illustrated price lists, with the national flag thus misrepresented. it
is a very common mista' e lo hoist
the correct Hag upside down, thus
signalling "In distress. Want assistance." And it is also to be seen, on
some London houses, flying with a
broad white border. This is another
special signal Hag, "1 want a pilot,"
down by ships nearing home.
By the way, Mr. Kipling, who one
would think* the last man to make
such a slip, writes in "Stalky und
Co.*' of a coaster in distress flying
tbe Union Jack reversed as a signal
for help. Of course a merchantman
in such a position reverses the lied
As red, white, and blue are the colors in the Union Jack, there seems
to be a vague impression in many
quarters that any combination of
these colors may be flown, if a Union Jack, Ued or White Ensign, pilot flag, or signal of distress is not
handy.    Hence the display of so many
foreign tri colors, the familiar French
flag, the Dutch Hug with its ban's of
color horizontal, and occasionally the
flaj> of the Russian merchant marine.
This last is probably the result of
the misguided energy oi some ui?:a-
letir flag-maker, who sews three
strips of bunting together, white at
the top, blue in the middle, and red
at the bottom. No doubt some few
of the French und Dutch flags are
hoisted by foreign residents. But
most of them aie used merely because they are 'red, white, and
blue." There is no disposition to fly
foreign flags as such in London.
Otherwise, how aie we to account for
the absence Of a Hug once popular iu
scheme* of decoration, the handsome
■ Dannebrog," the Hag of our Queen's
native land? And why is there such
a marked absence of the showy red
und white Aug of our ally. Japan ?
In much traveling about London we
have only seen one solitary specimen
of  this  Hug.
Ilia TarrlbU ( ••( .if Mar iu South A (lira
I   4>ttl|>llt*>l|. «'
The advent of peace has set Hritish
journalists counting up the losses iu
the war. From Oct. 11, 1890, to
June 1, 1902, in all 81| mouths of
war, the ultimate tiiuinpb of the
Hritish arms has cost 21,679 lives
or  nearly   7  per  cent-   of  tbe  tloops
Taking the killed und wounded together, the casuulties work out at
80,130 men, or nearly 10 per cent.
of the tolul forces.
Tin* surrenders of armed men total
0,714, or about il per cent, of tint
fighting line. Of these, six battalions, on whoyi fell the ordinary bad
luck inseparable from a gleet campaign, account between lluni for 3,-
000 prisoners.
The health of the linpciiul army,
in spite of the severe strum imposed,
has been renftirkable; tbe figures of
10,000 deaths from disease spread
over an average force ot 20O,O(K)
men, in two und a half years, giving
an annual death rate of only 26 per
Taking a per Capita basis, we find
the war has cost the colonies three
lives for every '0,000 of their population, while it bus cost the United
Kingdom four Uvea for every 0,000
of its population.
Generals Symons, Wauchope and
Wood gate were killed, und Generals
Lord MOttlUen I twice), "Macdora'd,
Knox, Wood, Barton, Ian Hamilton
(twice), Little, Kuiulle and Kekewiih
have been wounded. Lord Methuen
was the only general to s.ilTer lap-
Deaths from accidental causes
throughout the campaign number no
fewer than 78.5, of which 228 were
cases of drowning. Train a'cid-uis
account for ill deaths, lightning for
62, accidental self-shooting lor 18,
mistakes by sentries lor 4, ami miscellaneous uceideuts, < bieily among
mounted men, for 1140. There are,
moreover, six reported cases of suicide, one being u lieutenant-colonel,
ot;,' u major, und four privates. Wining explosions claimed three lives;
two men were killed by lions, one
by a bull, one by u crocodile, und
one is reported shot whPe attempting  to escape from his captors.
Finally, the Viclpiia Crosn has been
gained—perhaps a better wotd than
won or earned—by every division of
the Empire, except Wales and New
Zealand. England claiming 29,
South Africa 10, Scotland 0, Australia 4, Canada 3, Ireland 2, and India
i.lautruitiit-.(;<■ it-riiut- ..I Ontario I'iimci ill-*
S'kSnd  lllrtliiluy oil July  %'i,  1008-A
V. i j   I'apullkr (>-viii|t'iu:tn.
No citizen of Toroii'o is n.o:e widely known or respected throughout
the Dominion than his Honor, th-1
Lieutenant-Governor Sir Oliver Mow-
at, K.U.M.G , who was 82 years of
age on Tuesday, July 22, 1902, Sir
Oliver was born in Kingston on-Inly
22. 1820, his father, John Mowat, of
Canisba.v, CnllhnCss-bhire, Scotland.
Inning settled iu that city in 1810.
At. the age of sevtntcvn, Laving picked up as much of an ed nation as
the beSt schools then afforded, he entered the law office of the late Sir
John Macdonald, who was a few
years his senior, where he diligently
studied the profession he had taken
up. and in 1842 he was culled lo the
liar, loinnunjing his pinttice in the
city of his birth. Before loi g h.,*
realized that Toronto offered a wider Held, and removed to that city,
whare ha has since made his home,
lie became a promintnt member of
the Chancery Bar, und in 180(1 was
made a Queen's Counsel, and a[>-
pointed commissioner for the (om-o ~
idation of the statutes of Upper and
Lo.vcr Canada, in 1877 he was elected lo represent. South Oxford in
Parliument,  and  held   the seat  until
1864. lie Was Provincial Secretary
in the Brown-Uorion AdmOiistration
from August 2 to 0, 1858. In 186X
he contested Kingston, but without
success. l!e h'Id the portfolio of
Postmaster-General in the Mncdon-
a'.d-Dorion Administration from May
1865. till March. 180-1, Ut d occupied
th* same position in the coalition
Government. After the fa'! of that
Govern men t ho wus ruisrd to the
Bench as Vive-Chuncellor o!" Upper
Cunada, having previously ban a
member of the Union Confer*ne
which met in Quebec in 1864 for the
framing of the runfed'Tutlon scheme.
In 1872, in consoqurn 0 of the retirement of Messrs. I'd vard Bla'e an!
Alexander Mack emtio from the t n'.ar-
ii) House, oWtllfl to the provisions ol
the dual representation act. he was
(ailed on by the Lieutenant-Governor to form un Administ ut.on, und
resigned his Vice-Chancellorship tu
du m. He became memlnr lor > or h
Oxford, be'ng elected to that C0U Hint n/y by acclamation, and assumed
(he   oliice of  Altoi ney-tienerul ofthe
'terwurds   ho    was     six
tilll'H retut'd for the constituency,
tluice by acclamation, and thrice after a buttle at the [oils, He was
Premier for 24 years, the longest
continuous term of othce as Premier
ever ac6ordid to any man in Canada. He resigned in 1806 to join Sir
Wilfrid Laurier's Cabinet, and left it
later to become LicuUntiiU-Govr-
noi. l'or two \ears Sir Oliver was
a member of tha Toronto City Cocn-
cil, whiv h£ rendered great service,
represiniing St. I awrence Ward in
1857 and St. James' War-d in 1808.
Sir OliviT is a member of the I'res-
Dyteriun Church, and for ma-iy years
was president of t ll: Evangelical Alliance,     lie has always taken a deep
nterest in social and religious mut-
ler.j, and h.is contributed ou ssvorn!
occasions to religious literature, In
"erogmtion of his public service
• iucn's Inivtrsity in 18U2 tcnelT. tl
upuii hint ih> d Lir't1 of LL.l*.. in
Toronto     I n! e>iiy     paid him th
nine   honor in 188'J.
M*rk tha Knult sf tha Quvarntmant Work*
laf tb« BbII*b)i    rro>(JI i-it>   >Ii«wb 1b
ilia Kec«i.t   HiujiiuI  M»ttm«ul.
Sir Joseph Waid, the acting Colonial Treasurer, made his financial
statement, recently.
Last  year's  revenue  amounted    to
! £6,152.839, while    the     expentiiture
amounted to £5,914,915,  leaving an
i excess of revenue over expenditure of
| £237,924.     Adding  to  this the balance which  was  brought  over     from
j the preceding year,  namely,  £32,564
latter deduction  of  the sum of £500,-
000,    which   was   transferred   to   the
public  works  fund,  a  surplus  is  left
of    £270.488.     At   the close of    the
past year,  the public works expenditure   amounted to £2,148,252.   and
£2f>0.0)Ml   of advances pieviously received were lad  off.     The cash  bal-
anco    was    £454,050,     with      about
£100.000 of the lust loan  to be re-
'Hi.' public d^bt was now £52.-
006,447, fe ho wing an increase of £.1-
•'{75,212 during the year, of whuh
nmount however, quite £ 1,019,286,
in ing at once interest-earning will
not become a burden on the tax-pay-
'I h? brin»in^ into operation of In ■
t rinciples of local self-government by
ihe Maoris, under the Maori Councils act of 10O1, hns already proved
to be a great boon to thent, and it
en ures the Increase ol the race. Old-
i- ii [ i nOons tost thj colony last
Vtor £207.000. The lun 1 lux and
Income tax revenue exceeded Gil* es-
(iirate8. Works ure n progress ut
he State coal mines at Weatport
and    (;reymoi;h '1 ho     reductions
jfiven by the present Goveiniunl
s"n e it too!; od'c * are: Hallways,
£510,000: mortgage tax, £25,000;
posts and telegraphs, £rl81,000; customs, £138.000.
Every elTo. t is bein*z made to se-
euro tru,d r with South Afriia. the
United Kingdom, Ind.n, t h un ml
•In' a'i, and it is hoped to complete
Shortly a contract for a steam; h'p
se vice to .South Africa. The construction of railways and of roads is
b *ing   vigo ouftly pushed forward.
'1 be Gov* run.ent prol ones further
large (<>iu ess;on ■• to the public-On
raiiwavs. £40,000, mid a reduction
ef £25,000 from thj mortgage tax
- an 1 a1' o pro] oles to a*sist the
bin b settlers by a remission of rent
during tho first few years of their
!< a'es.
'lb- estimates for th; current year
reu li £5,087,068, for expenditure,
an I tu,OHM.51UI, for revenue, which.
ul h thi balance brought forward
fro 11 lust year, leaves a surplus ».f
£867,000 to provido for further appropriations in tho supplementary es-
tiumtes, and for tin* usual trunsfer
to the public works fund in aid of
tbe construction of roads and
It is proposed to raise a new loan
of £1,750.110(1, tu be duvoied to the
construction of trunks and other
lines if railway, end tho construction oi ro ids, tracks and bridges
The new loan will also be used for
provldin ■; additional roiling stock,
aid :o.- relaying the permanent way,
for developing the gold fielOs and for
te'egraj hie oxtl n-ion purposes. it
is pi oposed to place a portion of tbe
loan on the local money market.
The working of the railways shows
excellent results, products being carried at less than a third of the cost
of the carriage by land, while pas-
si n cers are carried at a charter to
u sixth less. The result of this is
enormously incrcared traffic.
Tin- g' n 'rat condition of the colony
is   wonderfully prosperous.
A   lt#M(ttll([   llmi.
I am reminded of a Scotch country
gentleman, now dead, who could never comfortably read his morning paper without a lead pencil in his
hand. He hud a library, which
would have been worth a fortune to
a journalist or all acrostic fOlver.
Kvery work of reference from the National Dictionary of Biography,
downward, was to be found in it.
He cau'd never bear to be a year
b hind with his Burke or his 1'i'd,
and even his CrocUford was kept ,tp-
to date, although Iij was a strict
Presbyterian, and had few dealings
with ih) Established Church ^ivoss
the    baird'r. Every    one of    his
boo'ts   was read.
His literary opinions were K'-iero-
dox, but unabashed. His pencilled
scorn for the works of Mr. tJftf>rge
Meredith exceeded the bounds ot courtesy; his admiration for those of Mr.
S. It. Crockett left scarcely a page
without an underlined passage. He
had written Just what he thought of
Sir Walter Scott, and a copy ot Paradise Lost was annotated as il it
had been Issued tho week before from
Messrs, Constable's press at Edinburgh. 1 had Ih? curiosity to take
down from his shelves an early ex-
periiocnt in fiction of my own. Its
undergraduate's humor had been
carefully weighed, and for the most
pari, approved, but there was occasional rows of notes of exclamation
in the margin and, in one place, u
marginal comment, "Oh, this is too
much: ! I" At th.* end of tbe book
was assort of Index of marked pages,
with a 'ew wo da of explanation us
to why they had been marked. The
whole represented an amount of attention wh'h a very careful reviewer might give it to the important
Itoo't of tVli year, and every ollu'r
book in his library had been similarly   treated—From The Speaker.
Milltlng tu* B-fipontlbilltr«
An Irishman who traded in small
wares, kept a donkey cart with which
ha \hiitod tlu different villages, On
(n ■ occa Ion h I eamo to a br,'il.*y
where n toll  Was  levied,
Ho foi.nl to his disappointment he
hud  not enough tn p"v it.
A bright thought . t uck him. lie
unharnessed the donkey and put it
In o tha cart. Then, geti n^ between thu shafts himself, h' pulled
the cart with th* donkey standing
on    it on to thu* bridge.
In due course he was hailed by the
toll collector.
"Hey, man!" cried the latter.
"Whuur's your toll?"
"Begorra," said the Irishman,
"just ask the d.oiver."
Bulldogs are at one and the same
time the most affectionate and ferocious of animals. Oue of the species
will guard with Its life the person or
property of Its master from either actual or fancied danger.
Beethoven   und   the  Mandolin.
That so great a musical genius as
Beethoven wrote several pieces for the
mandolin seems to be a great source
of pride to the lovers of this Instrument. They are also fond of recalling
he fact thai MoKtirt Indicated the man
loliu in t!u' Ki'ore of "lion (Ilovanni"
in Uls fa in oia* berciiuUh.
Al AfftclioOKt* Hsibud and ■ Lnvios
father IVbs Ha* K«V«* itnnvd hull
Credit lor 1 bet* Qnaliti«»—A» ■ Chun h-
n.au-About Hn Clothes — Uhus HI
Majeity  Lata and  Orlnka.
A recent publication entitled "The
Private Life of Edward VII.," by a
member of the royal household, contains many interesting facts pertain*
ing to Ih-.* domestic life of the King.
The writer speaks of the King as an
ulTectionate husband and a loving father, who has never received full
credit for these qualities. 'I he book,
which •'st appeared when the King
was still Prince of Wales, says of
"The romantic love that induced
him, when little more than a boy,
to overcome all obstacles to his union with Princess Alexandra of Ia*n-
nmrk, has never waned. During the
illness which in the late sixties kept
her for many months bound to her
couch, his devoted attention to her
slightest wish, his grief at her sufferings and his delight at hsr restoration to health, were proofs of hi&
sincere affection. It was practically
at the Prince's Instigation that tho
long holiday that followed her cen-
valesecnce in Egypt, Palest in *. Turkey and Ureece was planned, aud he
more than once expressed his delight that the journey, which lasted
for many months, proved so successful in restoring the Princess to complete health.
"The same touching affection which
existed between the Prince and Princess of Wales was again displayed
during his own illness, when her
lloyal Highness scarcely ever Kit
h'r husband's bedside. Other trials
ih.it must come to all people who
undertake to jouin'-'y through life together, be they Princes or peasants,
hn\e only served to draw closer the
bonds of affection that unite the royal    I air."
I'll lor the head "The Prince is a
Churchman."   the  writer  Bays;—
"When the Prince of Wales was
(juile a young man traveling abroad,
und while tbe love of sport of all
binds was runn'ng high In his veins,
a frimd of his, hoping to give him
pleasure, proposed to arrange a
shooting expedition for a particular
date, 'l ho offer was exceedingly
tempting, but the Prince, after a
moment's grave thought, replied, 'It
is Impossible that 1 should come, for
the d.ite you mention falls on a Sunday.'
"The keynote of the Prince's observance of that day is struck in
, those simple words. From his youth
' up he has of his own free will, and
out of his firm convictions, kept
Sunday a[ art as a day that should
be devoted to religious exercises,
(piiet family life, and such occupations as entail the least labor ou
ll.o.-e who aie iu his servide, Sunday ut Saudi -in-: hum is, in fuel, the
id al day of the English country
gentleman. A holy pence and culm
reign over the whole estate, und the
air that during the week riivjs with
shots from Bportstnen's guns, und
the whir of the latest improvements
in agricultural machinery, is broken
only by the sound of the bells ringing tho royal household, und tho
peasants alike to service in the little church that, stands within bowshot of Sandringham House.
"When tho establlshmtnt at Sandringham is in full suing the list of
visitors who are faulted to stay
there from Saturday till Monday,
generally includes a notable 'divine,
who is expected to pi each on Sunday. Men of almost all opjn'ons
have stood up in the carved pulpit,
but the Prince follows tin Queen's
example in preferring short to
lengthy sermons. At the same time,
whet hen tho pfeather be brilliant or
dull, the demeanor of the royal family in church sets an excelUnt example to the rest of the congregation. The Prince's natural gravity
is always heightened at these times,
and he is most attentive to and observant of the entire service. 'I he
Princess of Wales' devotion when in
church is most touching. Prince Eddy, whoso likeness to his mother, extended to more than outwaid resemblance, was always very thoughtful and attentive, and the young
Princesses lollow the service with devout   attention."
A chapter of tho book is devoted
to "The Prince and His Clothes,"
In this chapter it is ma do known
that the tailor whom the King employed so many years, and whose
popularity wai established by the
Prince of "Wales' patronage, owed his
own fortune to a Slight Incident.
The writer says that Albert Edward
W8.1 at tin theatre on>^ night to see
Foibtor as Robert Macalre. "'J he adventurer's coat was apparently a
mass of rents npd patches, but tho
Pr'n e's keen eye quickly noted that
the garment was singularly well cut.
After the play ih' King sent for
Fochter and asked him who his tailor
was." The actor told where his
oat had been made, and the n?xt
day the tailor received an order to
:ul on the Prine of Wulos, "and,"
is the author puts it, "from that
hour he wus a made man" He
"The Duke of Clarence had great
faith in the Prince's taste, und al-
fVays modelled his dress on that of
his i oval faitnr. The fluke of
VorVs  taste is alflQ largely iiilcilby
ih if  of the Princo of Wales.
W h n    t ho   Frlnce   rooni i res    new
lo h s, patterns of materials are
lent to him, lie Iuih a (o-nvt eye
for affect, and can tell at once h >w
i   pie e of stuff will look \\h ii made
ip. which is in itself un nit. lie
lakes a ^oiy few minutes to make
up his mind, always choc* es 4 soft,
i'g it materia1 ■ und for country
■loth *s an I 'ditto' suits bus a par-
Utility for broken checks, lie also
[tia'tts up his mind with cominind-
Able   ip-iicfcness as to lit  und allera-
ions.     About the  former  he is most
articular, th nigh his tlo hes ure
mule of  a  reusible  looseness.       '1 he
'i- nce's extraordinary memory hus
nfso served him more thin once with
regard to minor details of his wardrobe. <n cne ocfa.iou when some
trousers were accidentally made from
a material that he hid not chosen
be Immediately found out the inis-
tijku although he had on'y once seen
the pattern of the material h.* had
I'nd-'r the head "What the Princo
Eats mid Drin';s," the writer .'hows
that Eld ward Vll. pays much attention to  this subject:—
\\h n the Prince arrives at the
opera for early performances, such
as Ihdie of Wagners great cycle,
which tommence as early as 601U, Ilia
Poyal  Highness is seen in his omni
bus box a^ the enrta'n rises, and a
short dinner is served to him in his
private room at the back of tin* box
during the twenty minutes' Intenul
between th:-* first and second acts Qf
the performance. This brief meal is
fo'lowid by u cigarette, und tin n the
Prince   is cn.v more In his place."
The writer tays also —
"Ih.* Frlnce has a dislike, which he
docs not attempt to disguise, to seeing ladies ta';e more than a very
Little wine; to purticulur, indeed, is
ht- on this point that iced punch and
the various sluibets, all of which
are flavored strongly wiih liqueurs
and spirits ami by hU express orders seldom found on the MarlLor-
ough '. ouse n.c'n'i. The Princess and
her daughters tret an example of e*x-
greatly disapproves of th* faib'on
that prevails in come countrv houses
tre;».e moderation. Th.* Prince also
of Si n I n^ champagn and o'h.-r
I ick-me-ups, to the Indies' dressin.;-
rconu. Except in cases of rare necessity such a thug is never done at
"It is largely owing to the fact
ihat the Prinze likes to smoke when
he ha-i linbh'd d'h'n? that r.ftor-din-
ner d> inking has gone entirely out of
fashion'durlrg the last twenty years:
for what is done at the Prince's
table rules in all classes of society.
As soon after dinner us is possible
cigarettes are handed round, a practice which must b' attributed lo royal Influence, IK? Prince popularized
cigarettes some years ago."
'1 he book contnn; chapters on the
Ki'V*; us a Free Mason, as a son, un 1
on vurious olh.T topiis.
Not On* Pit He agar K Ur-d <>» I uelUli lijiil-
wuy  1 r;iiiii In n Yaur.
Tho Board of Trade returns of
railway casualties in the United
Kingdom during 1UU1 show that in
the course of that year out of the
millions tend millions of passengers
whirled along behind the iron horse
not a single one met Ids death
through an accident to a train. And
It speaks eloquently for the arrangements of the companies, the cure and
skill of their servmils, and the
soundness of their material that this
record, as it is, should be established at a time when services are fuller, speeds faster, nnd travelers moro
numerous than at any previous timo
since George Stephenson's great invention was put to general public
use. It is true that there were mishaps, and that some persons were
killed and many injured, but not
one of the former wus a passenger,
und the number of the latter was
about 400 shott of the corresponding figure for MlOO. To be exact,
during lust year accidents to trains,
rolling stock, permanent way, etc.,
were responsible for the death of
eight railway servants and three
persons other than passengers, and
for injuries to a total of (537, out
of whom 47ft were members of the
"It Is evident that if anyone is going to have anything at all to do
with railways, one is safest on a
fain that is on the move, for in the
course of the year 135 passengers
we.e killed und 1 ,GliU injured by
fulling between carriages and platforms, getting into or out of compart incuts, tumbling on to the lines
or crossing tie-in at inopportune
moments, or in other ways that
could easily have been avoided by
the exercise of a little care and prudence. All casualties whatever ■ on
railways or the premises appertaining to them, including those affecting employes, caused the deaths of
1,171 persons and injuries to 0,740
others. Nor does the board omit to
record that during the twelve months
45 horses, H donkeys. 30 balls und
cows. 125 sheep, <> pigs. 3 dogs, und
1 deer strayed on to the lines with
effects disastrous to themselves.—
London   Telegraph.
KUkfhmi im Im It "'""'■
The gradual spread of the English
language leads sometimes to curious
results. Take, for In tance, the following! which recently appeared in
an Fnglish paper prill tori in Korea:
-"Seoul, Ko:ea, May 2:\, 1902.—
Lately the police headquartors ordered to forbid lb..1 servants, &c to run
the horses fast I y on the big streets,
as they sometimes pressed the chil-
drcn down aid lujrt them on the
ground and the police stopped a (napoo running a horso hardly on its
back, but a number of soldiers came
along quickly and captured the police away." Compare the foregoing
with the choice English of tho modern American newspaper, as expressed in a recent issue of ih; Oirard,
111., Weekly Observer, in the follow-
nj   stntoncesi—*
"There is a mad dog scare lure at
present. Kvery d-ig that acts llRo
he had wheels in his head is killed,
Lhree dogs, one old cat, and un obi
rooster has been killed that was
claimed   lo have been bitun.
Orinitiil l.otelr,
A man brought three pounds of
meat and broilfht it home to his
wife to i o:)'{ for dim'i1, and then
•vent h's way lo his place of buai-
n sa in th* ba-aars. Tho wife was
h ngry at d ate tho moat.
In the evening tho man came homo
and   asked for his din'ior,
"There is no meat," said his wife,
"for   the cat ute it."
"Urn.; th- cat," said tlu man,
rti n l a Pair of scales."
"W$lgh the cat," said the man,
The ca'   weighed  three rblinds.
"If this is the cat," snid th' nun,
"where iB tho uuat? And if this Is
the meat, where i*» iho cut'/"
Tlie  Pi n<'a ii tilt*.
An  average  abed   pineapple  yields
nearly two pints of juice.
How Coal Wan Flrat Hamed.
Curiously, the word coal was In use
long before us well as long after tbe
commencement of the coal trade, with
a meaning quite different from that
which It now has. The term originally
belonged to wood fuel aud was applied
In particular to vood which bad been
charred, or what Is uow called char*
When the trade In mineral coal began, this was usually distinguished by
the singular uaiue of sea coal. It
would seem that from having been
gathered lu early times on the seashore, more especially of Northumberland, along with seaweed and other
wreckage cast up by the waves, this
peculiar substance was supposed to be
of marlue origin. From this circumstance and Its resemblance to wood
coal tn color and burning properties It
obtained the mime of sea coal, by
which It was so long and so widely
known. Then Iu the course of time,
as the new fuel gained upon aud superseded the old, the simple name of
coal became universally transferred
The Only Female Certified PuMIe
Accountant   In   \,-iv   Vork.
Miss Christine Hoss claims tbe distinction of being tbe only woman In
Now York to bold tbe office of certified
public accountant It is said that sbe
Is tbe only woman occupying such a
position In tins country. Miss Koss
was Indeed tbe first woman to attempt the examinations for the place.
Sbe was second on the list of candidates, being only six-tenths of a point
below the mark received by the most
successful competitor.
When asked about her duties. Miss
lioss said to a reporter: "I'eople, principally women, send for me from all
around to straighten their accounts.
Charitable organizations which are
managed by women are among my
steady clients.   Few things Indeed are
more helpless than the average young
society woman who, from all sorts of
good motives and kindly Intentions, at-
tempts to keep the church diet kitchen
or day nursery books. If sbe should
turn her accounts Into n crock, beat
them thoroughly with the egg whip,
season them to the taste and bake
them In an oven for thirty minutes,
the treatment would be about as sensible as that which they ordinarily receive.
"Then women who are suddenly widowed frequently have no Idea of the
true state of their financial affairs, All
that such women are certain of Is that
the family income comes from that
mysterious region and source of supplies 'downtown' and that bills have
always been paid by the husband's
checks. 1 have a number of such women as clients, and I am kept pretty
busy straightening out accounts of all
kinds. There is plenty of room for
other women In this business."—New
York Tribune.
Fur a Plump Neck.
tt Is said that. If followed faithfully,
the directions given below for developing the ni'ck will enable the scraggiest
girl to wear a eollnrless gown within
three months' time. The same exer-
clso will make the uncomfortably fat
throat of the pudgy girl slim und ladylike.
First.—Arms at the sides. firing them
/'slowly forward and upward. As the
arms eolne over the head rise on the
toes and breathe lu. Turn tbe hands
toward the floor and push them down
nt the sides, letting the breath out
slowly. At tbe same time lower the
heels,   no this ten times.
Second.—Push the arms out slowly to
the sides, us In swimming, and take n
long, deep breath ns the arms go out.
Then bend the arms back lo position
again, letting the breath out; eight
times, to fill out the hollows of the
lower part of the neck.
Third.—fiend the arm so that tlie
dumbbells rejt on the chest, tbe elbows
close nt the sides. Extend the arms
quickly and violently forward ten
times, then sideways ten times and
then upward ten times.
Fourth.-Anns hanging nt the sides.
lift each shoulder as high as possible,
each shoulder three times; then both
together six times. If this exercise Is
done before a mirror, one can Bee how
the muscles of the neck arc exercised.
An Attractive Kitchen.
A kitchen Is usually furnished with
but a small outlay of money, not to
mention thought. Nevertheless, It Is
the room of ull others which should
rudlute good cheer.
A model kitchen Is furnished lu delft
blue and white. The walls. Instead of
being painted, are covered with the
dainty sanitary papering lu squares of
blue aud white to simulate tiles, and
the floor has a covering of linoleum in
the same or nearly the same pattern.
A wide shelf In sections Is built en
tlrely across one side of the room, to lie
used us a table. The sections are made
on hinges and may be raised or lowered
at will.
An open three cornered set of shelves
In one corner or the room, each shelf
covered with blue figured oilcloth,
serves as a convenient kitchen dresser.
The piece de resistance, however, of
this bright kitchen, Is the blue porce
lain window box In which bloom scarlet geraniums. Imitation or real delft
plates decorate the walls, and the Jars
for holding spices, groceries, etc., ure
nil of blue and white porcelain.
A little -delft clock ticking on the
mantel completes the picture.
Becoinlnfr  Dresa.
It Is quite nn erroneous Iden that
every girl looks her best In white, fur
absolute white Is becoming only to tin.'
verv fair, though a clear skinned bf"
neite may look charming In creamy
white. Gray is hideously unbecoming
to people with pale and sallow com
plexlons, but wear it they will as Ion;;
as It is fashionable, though by doing
so they make the contrast between
themselves and their bright complex
toned sisters painfully evident. People
with pale faces do well to have n bit
of brightness beneath the chin, as il
seems to throw u warm glow over the
complexion. They should also be chary
of red and pink In their headgear, for
the color there seems to rob the cheeks
of any little brightness that nature has
i bestowed on them.    When choosing a
dress material, if you cannot holtf it
up against your face before a mirror,
try the effect the color has against
yonr hand. It is pretty sure to be
much the same as It would be against
your face.
Knitting- aa a Medicine.
Knitting is declared by specialists
In the treatment of rheumatism to be
a most helpful exercise for bands liable to become stiff from the complnlnt.
and It Is being prescribed by physicians because of its efficacy In limber
Ing up tbe hands of such sufferers.
For persons liable to cramp, paralysis
or any other affection of the fingers of
that character knitting is regarded as
a most beneficial exeiclse. Besides
the simple work is said to be au excellent diversion for tbe nerves aud
is recommended to women suffering
from lnsomnlu and depression. In
certain Bunltariums patients are encouraged to make use of the bright
steels, and the work is so pleasant that
It is much enjoyed by them.—Family
Ornamenting a Doorirar.
The ledge beneath the narrow horizontal window that surmounts the
doorway in un old fnshioued house
has been utilized for decorative pur-
"poses by the mistress of the house
uiili artistic results. A squat vase
and a tail, slender pitcher, both of
glass in bluish tone, adorn the ledge,
aud as tbe sunlight pierces through
the window and its thin covering of
net and renaissance luce it is reflected
to prismatic rays by tbe glass orno-
ments and pleasantly lights up the
hallway. Berries und leaves are usually to be found In the vase and feathery grasses in the pitcher.
Onions a'e a preventive and often-
times a cure for malarial fever.
Hemorrhage of the lungs or stomach
is promptly cheeked by small doses of
Suit In tepid water Is a bandy emetic.
A3 uu antidote for silver nitrate or
lunar caustic give salt aud water freely.
For stiffness of the muscles caused
by overexertion a very good remedy is
to rub the affected muscles thoroughly
| with alcohol undiluted.
! For bad eases of smallpox M. Pletri.
i n surgeon of Nice, recommends five or
j six tablespoonfuls of beer yeast daily.
: It bus proved effective without dislig-
! urement
Wormwood boiled iu vinegar and ap
piled hot. with enough clothes wrapped
around to keep the flesh moist. Is said
to be an invaluable remedy for a sprain
or bruise.
|    Au  excellent   homemade  lotion   for
j burns und bruiseu Is made of glycerin
| und weak carbolic acid In the proper-
i lion of one-third of the former to two-
thirds of the latter.
If you wish to get rid of tender feet,
bathe them daily in tepid water, wear
soft woolen hose, but on no account
silk or cotton. Hoots and shoes should
be made of u soft leather or kid, with a
good sole not too thin.
Ifo v.    One   Wumnti    Mnkt'4   the    odd*
and   lo.kl.  n  llclii  tu  Her.
Here are a sketch and a letter sent
from a Yankee friend, v.bo thus describes her pet economy:
The sketch Is of three jam Jars held
In a box made from piece* of packing
case boards.
Into No. 1 jur go all the remnants of
toilet soap as I collect them from the
No. 2 holds an equal mixture of
common salt and fine white Band.
No. 3 has a breakfast cupful of water in which have been dissolved a
couple of tablespoonfuls of soda.
Into this jar are also dropped all
stray pieces of soda, common soap, dry
soap, borax, soft soap und even shampoo powders.
Now and then I add more water to
my stock.
And what is the use of my soap re
I hang It near the sink, and when
cleaning pans. pots, chopping board.
Rave  Needlea Ready.
The comfort of having everything at
hand for effecting n necessary stitch
can scarcely be overestimated. How
often the glove button files off or a
bow or a fold gives way in a low
bodice Just as one is all ready to go
out. Time and temper are apt to fly
away together unless everything is at
hand to repair the Injury. Two needles
ready tbreuded should always be
pluced in the cushion, one threaded
with white cotlcn and one with black.
The time occupied In sewing is very
slight compared with the time which
is spent In hunting for tbe different
work materials.
Dlnnched Paraler.
Only a good cook realizes that chopped parsley for soup or any suuee must
be blanched. This produces a bright
green instead of n dull green. The best
method is to place the parsley In a
strainer and dip It for u few seconds
In fast boiling water In which there Is
a pinch of soda. Then squeeze dry lu
the comer of a clean cloth und chop
finely. Those who try tills method will
ut once renllze the Improvement It Is
to both the tuste und color of the purs-
Hair   Perfume.
To perfume the hair get a piece of
water lily incense, which you enn buy
nt any Japanese store. Light It und us
the fumes arise shake the hair over It
until the incense bus nil burned out.
This fragrance will lust n long time
In the hfllr und Is only n suggestion of
perfume, Heavily perfumed locks are
lu bud taste. Cheap cologne or perfume Is bud for the hair. A little dash
of violet water will not hurt the hair
aud will give k u golden cast In the
Caafalon Cover.
Fine white dimity with wide lace
edged ruffles makes a cushion cover
that Is effective lu a pile of other delicate pillows ou a small divan. It has
excellent wearing qualities—better, Indeed, than thin silks und can be laundered us often as needed. Heavy white
duck, with a monogram or large Initial
lu color or In white, Is also useful, for
durable wear.
Abont Wearlnar Rlns*a.
"If your bund Is broad, don't wear
rings ou the little finger." says nn au
thorlty, "ns this nccentuates the width,
and If your hands ure long, no mutter
how white, don't loud them with Jewels. This will ndd to the horny look.
It Is better to keep them ringless."
Gasoline would be much more effective us a cleansing agent If diluted In
water. The proper proportion Is two
quurts of water to a cup of gasoline.
The gasoline loosens the dirt, while
the added water washes uway the
traces of It
A woman's best qualities do not reside In her Intellect, but In her affections. She gives refreshment by her
sympathies rather than by her knowledge.—Samuel Smiles.
The small niceties of woman's garb
are the best Index to tbe character of
the woman who expends her thought
upon their selection.
In houses where strict order prevails
the friction of the kitchen work Is
never felt beyond Its walls.
Laundry lings of figured cretonne for
the bedroom are nice.
Making-  It  Plain.
A writer In the Lancet, says the Chicago Record-Herald, generously sets
biuiscir the task of giving out valuable
Information as to the amount of food
one should eat He proceeds to make
the matter plain to the musses by saying:
"If you desire to know how much
you ought to ent per diem, yon must
first determine whether you nre temperamentally anabolic or katobollc.
Then, taking Into account your age,
sex, size, the amount of exercise you
get and the temperature of the atmosphere, you should calculate the amount
of food necessary to maintain the minimum weight of the body consistent
with the best health of which you an
Hereafter there should be no excuse
whatever for overeating or undereat-
Somehow, people never act as yon
think they should.—Atchison Globe.
A  V. i,mi, ,,-m l.ove.
So many letters come from young
girls asking advice upon the subject
of their conduct toward young men—
whether "n kiss Is wrong," or If "a
girl engaged to one man should go out
with another" or "correspond wlih
several young men ut once," etc.—that
the following brief but sensible advice
on the subject is appended for their
It comes from a Washington letter
and was written by the wife of one
of our famous statesmen.
She suys:
"A woman's love is the greatest gift
she bus to bestow.
"She cannot dangle her one priceless
Jewel before the eyes of a crowd of
admirers without losing some of Its
radiance, it Is an easy thing, a little
thing—sometimes—to part with n kiss
or some term of half endearment
which is certain to make n man uet iu
a highly ridiculous manner.
"But It hurts the girl because it leads
her to put loo little worth on what
should be above valuation, She cannot expect others lo hold these things
more precious than she does herself."—
New Orleans Times-Democrat
FOB  <»1>1»   ItlTB  OF  HOAP.
wooden spoons, rolling pin. etc.,  1 dip
Into tbe center wot. marked "House-
j bold."
For greasy dishes, floors, dirty sink
i and   drain   pipe   I    requisition   tbe
"cleanser," n little of which l also add
I to the warm water Tor paint, wood-
' work, "washing Up" and bedroom
j china. When washing teaclotns and
. dusters. I add a small quantity of tbe
j "cleanser."
No,   1   provides  mo  now and again
with  a   marbled   and   pretty   looking
cake of BOO p.
I   stand   the jar on  tho  stove,  and
| when the soap Is soft I   press it bo-
I tween    my   hands   into   bandy   little
| balls,   Sometimes I melt the soap and
add-oatmeal for "oatmeal soap," and
| ijuite   tho   best   friend   for   my  dirty I the old and often keeps tho wolf from
Sprinkle su t with (tour before chopping it.   Then it will not mat togethei
Add an aeid touch of lemon juice Ir
all fish sauces except tbose in which
there is milk.
;    If tbe crust lining tho edge of a dlsJi
j of fruit pies be glazed with tbe white
j of an egg. it will prevent ft b.dng soft
; and pulpy.
Ham balls may be made with half a
cupful of breadcrumbs mixed with two
; eggs well beaten, line bMs of cold boiled
; ham and the whole mixed and fried.
A cabbage is reuderrd more whole-
1 sumo if boiled in two waters.  The first
boiling carries off the oil which Is contained in cabbages, and this to some
, people proves very unwholesome.
Few people realize how Infinitely su
, perlor to the tine \. .;::<• turnip Is the
common yellow one. Try boiling this
vegetable with a bit of garlic, add
black pepper und a good lump of but
Pew cooks understand that In order
to make a satisfactory curry the now
del* should bo stirred dry into boiling
butter precisely as flour if used in
making n rout: also a little good stoofc
is Indispensable.
Whera the <{ui«>i Olrl Play* a Pari.
The quiet girl never wears a high
collar in tin' streets, 1'ou do not see her
flaunting in brilliant checks when they
happen to be in style. When high bats
. are "In," she does not pile hers so high
that it sweeps the cobwebs from the
sky, writes the Albany Timesl.nfon.
She docs not wear the longest train to
! her tea gown nor the greatest number
of bangles when bangles reign.
Hut because site does not chattoraud
giggle and make herself conspicuous
at matinees, does not announce her
convictions on ull occasions on all subjects and profess her admiration ;ii
every hand's turn it must not be sun
posed that she has no ideas or convictions or enthusiasms. She is quiet he
cause she has no power to make herself hoard, to change her condition or
because she is maturing that power.
In the meantime it is tiie quiet girl
who marries earliest, who makes the
best match, who fills the niches which
Der more brilliant sisters leave vacant,
who manages tlie servants, runs tho
sewing machine, remembers the birthdays,   listens  16  tlie  reminiscences  of
For Little
Sealed    Iu    a    Bottle.    Vim    Break    it
v. ill,..m   Tuacliing;   It.
If anybody should tell you that you
j can cut iu two without toucliing It n
thread hanging from the cork Inside a
: scaled up bottle, you would be likely
to think that he was guying you.   But
it may be easily done and in such a
' way as to completely mystify the spectators.
]    (let a clear glass bottle—a pickle hot-
: tie will do—and to the under part of
i the cork attach a bent pin. To the pin
I tie a piece of thread long enough to
> reach three-fourths of the way down
the Inside of tlie bottle, and to tbe lower end of the thread fasten any small
Object, say a shoe button, to inn lie the
thread  bung taut.   Let these present
examine the thread to see tbnl it is
Strong   and   firm   and   not   frayed   or
partly broken.
Insert the coil, in the bottle and
seal it Willi wax and sa.v to the company that you arc going In cut the
thread in two without opening the bottle—In lad. Without touching the
To accomplish this you need a read*
' Ing /.'lass or sunglass and access to a
window where the sun Is shining clear
and bright The feat Is more mystify*
In',' If you perform this part of it in
private. Bo you go to the window, bold
up your sunglass so that you can incus the rays from the glass directly on
the thread through the sab of Hie bottle, ami in a short time the heat from
the focused rays will burn the thread
Into two pieces, the end with the hut-
ton attached falling to the bottom of
the bottle. Then go hack to the com-
puny With the bottle, anil they will
see that the cork has not been moved,
and yet the thread has been cut.
It   would   hi'   better   to   use   black
thread for the experiment ns that col-
; or absorbs  heat  best  and  will  burn
more readily.
Ilnl.lier  TlMne
A very handy thing to have about
tlie house Is a strip of the rubber tissue such as Is used In hospitals. Not
only Is this an excellent cure for scald
or burn, a rheumatic muscle, a sore
chest or tired, aching joints and feet,
but It Is a valuable adjunct to the
mending basket If there Is a three
cornered tear In Bobby's Jacket or He-
Hilda's skirt, draw die edges together,
lay on a little square of the tissue,
cover this with a patch and press with
a moderately hot iron until the tissue
—Which Is of pure gum—Is dissolved.
If care is taken of this tissue, it will
last Indefinitely, It must not be kept
lu a hot room or shut up away from
the air In a tight box or drawer. Put
It between two sheets of paper and
lay where the air can circulate around
it. It Is not expensive. Fifty cents will
buy a strip over a yard long nnd a
quarter wide, an outlay that will pay
for itself many times over. It enn be
bought nt almost any druggist's.
Meudlna* a Moll.
If a doll's bend breaks on" at the
nock and perhaps the whole shoulder
nnd chest part Is broken, too, don't
throw It away, but mend It In this
way! Lay a square of strung muslin so
that its center comes at the center of
(he hole where the neck broke otT. Stuff
the head full of cotton, pushing the
center of the muslin up with the cotton. When the head Is as full ns you
can make It, spread nut the part of the
muslin that protrudes nil round the
opening where the cotton was stuffed
In and sew It well to the doll's body all
round. Then dolly will be ready to enter on a now career of usefulness. ,
hands Is a piece of "sand soap." made
by adding a little white sand Instead
of oatmeal to the melted soap.
My sand soap clears away stains and
dirty marks In a marvelotisly quick
manner.—Philadelphia Ledger.
the door.
Mikl.in:;   n   Home.
When n man says that wifehood Is a
woman's only career, he awakens much
resentment. And rightly. It Is not
her only career. It Is not a career at
all. It Is an existence. It Is large
enough to hold a hundred careers.
There Is room iu it for all the accomplishments, None of the tones of life
conn* amiss to It, except the sour and
the strenuous.
Returning to one's domicile Is n very
different thing from going home. Wed
dings are more  numerous than  mar
tinges.    Parents live on every street; I
fathers and  mothers are not so com- !
nion.   Their number Is grea'ly diiuin  j
ished by the prevalence of t\i j destructive habits, the "Yes. dear," habit and
the "Stop that!" habit.
I  know of no art that dcinaiuls as ,
much skill and patience,  hard work j
and   happy   suggestions,   firmness   of j
hand and tineness of touch, as the milk-
Ing of a home.   Schools cannot teach It.
Genius Is not equal to It.    It requires
Inspiration.—Henry Van Dyke lu liar
per's Itaznr.
Trying to  Mo Tim Mneh.
There was once a wotnnn who was
the despair of all the other women ot
her acquaintance—her house was as
pretty as possible and always in per
feet order; she kept it on a very small
Income and kept It beautifully; she
made all her own clothes and those of
her child; she trimmed hats for her
self and all her sisters; she did fancy
work; she painted chairs, thereby sav
ing sometimes as much us Tfi cents;
she taught a class iu a mission sewing
school; she took lessons in cooking:
she belonged to several charitable or
gnnlziitlons—and tlie end of that woman was nervous prostration and a
sanitarium. Amid her many oectipa
lions she had somehow lost sight or
the fact that a certain amount of
amusement Is necessary for (lie hu
mail mind. She had never "had time"
for rest or diversion. And her has
band as he paid the bill for medical
services possibly reflected how much
better, and not only better, but cheap
er, would prevention have been than
Amies ,,t the t anipiM.i Scorpion,
Take a glnss, lill it with water and
| place pieces of camphor of uneven size
< on Its surface, forming the figure of au
animal—for  Instance,  that of a  scorpion.   After a short while the scorpion
j will start to move lu the water, working Its legs us if it wanted to swim.
j while Its tall will move like that of a
Tlie  Dlnlicloth.
The dishcloth may he a very plebeian
article, but It Is certainly a very necessary one, and (he modern housekeeper
understands that rags for a dishcloth
are neither cleanly nor profitable. The
shreds get lido the plumbing, often
with expensive effects, nnd a dishcloth
so worn that It will not bear regular
laundering lu the weekly wash Is one
that cannot receive proper care. In
all well regulated houses dishcloths
are as distinct ami separate a provision of the household economy as napkins or pillowcases, The cloths should
be hemmed as carefully as any hll of
the household linen.
Dread  Ranee.
One seldom sees bread sauce served
witli   roast  chicken   outside   England,
j yet it Is one of the things worth having on the table as often as possible.
.'low »lr«. Roosevelt Sltopa. "'nee one tires of the Inevitable glblet
.Mrs. Roosevelt knows the shops of I SWy offered with fowl. Two cupfuls
New York, a matter all women must j of breadcrumbs arc to be sifted and
learn before nequlrlug the art of sue- enough to thicken added to a pint „t
cessful shopping. It Is her knowledge: scalded milk iu which a small onion
of knowing Just where to And what ' has "een sliced while heating, but re
she wants that enables her to run up j moved before the crumbs are put In
to town and out again lu two or three '- ls lhm seasoned with half a tea
hours, making a number of purchases j spoonful of salt and as much butter.
In that short space of time thnt would "''"■ u£nsu of P;'I>P'T nnd a little mil
take the Inexperienced Woman a  full I ""'
live scorpion. This experiment teaches
i that camphor has a tendency to move
| on the surface of the water, caused by
the evaporation of the camphor funics.
This will be accomplished without dls-
, solving tbe camphor. Single pieces will
not separate, but  follow the laws of
cohesion, This experiment is surprls-
| Ing In Its effect. Try it aud see.
Ritliy'N  lleiitt.
If a child's head shows signs of tiry-
ness or scurllness. It should not be
washed too frequently. A little pure
olive oil or. better still, camphorated
oil well rubbed Into the scalp ami I lien
well rubbed off again by menus of a
soft silk handkerchief or a piece of
soft old linen Is far bettor and quite as
cleansing! also, lu the ease of a child
who is subject to take cold easily. It Is
far safer than a continual daily thorough wetting of the head.
Ala.nk*  dailaon.
There are seven species of salmon In
tbe Taku river, Alaska.   Each has Its
date of arrival from the. sea at the
spawning grounds.
I'NllIK   SimIh.
Do not put washing soda directly In
dishwater or for scrubbing. It will not
dissolve readily; besides, if you use
too uiucli It will ruin the hands The
best way to use It Is to dissolve n
pound In one quart of cold water nnd
allow It slowly to conic to a boil Pottle when cool and use a few table
spoonfuls when required. It is a cheap
and strom; cleansing Hold.
day at least. She Is no bargain hunter,
yet Is a careful buyer, making her selections quickly and without having
everything In the stock hauled down
for her Inspection, and In her manner
of treatment of clerks she Is very similar to a former president's wife, Mrs.
Cleveland. A gentle smile and kindly
word nre never lacking on her part to
show her appreciation of their efforts
to serve her satisfactorily.—Kansas
City Journal.
The coarser crumbs left iu tin
dish are put In a pan with a table
spoonful of butter and browned quick
Iy. These are put around the rousl
fowl, while the bread sauce is passed
In the gravy boat, or tlie fried crumbs
are put on top of the sauce and the
two served together.
When   the  Tnlile   Ih   I'ollaheil.
If you have a beautifully polished
table, use a cloth at dinner only. At
breakfast, luncheon and tea crocheted
linen and lace mats lire placed under
the plates and the platters to keep
them from scarring tlie table and lo
prevent the noise Ihey would otherwise
make in being moved about, for II Is
only noiseless sorvlu
dainty serving, lu o
there were rubber tips put on the chair
legs to deaden the horrid clatter Ihey
made on the hare floors, and a good
idea It Is loo.
Violet   Perfume,
Violet   perfume   may   be   made   at | clear
To lard poultry cut some fat pork or
uusmoked bacon into strips a quarter
of an inch thick and two inches long
and draw them through the surface ol
any lean meat Willi (he larding needle
Leave the strips so that both ends
show, and set them at regular inter
vals over the meat. The bacon should
be very firm and cold and the size ol
the "lurdons" he suited to (he Joint or
bird to be thus ounaiiieiiled. There is
no doubt  (hat larding enriches ami
 , Improves the Ihtvor of any lean meat
that   is   Innj | and Willi practice It Is quickly done.
dining   room J 	
'l'« Clean Veil et.
To clean velvet there is nothing bet
ter (linn naphtha, Mild even that should
not be used except on silk velvet of
fast colors. Plrst sponge lite velvet
with the naphtha until it seems quite
Then let some one hold it down
Johnny Km-it.
The class was reciting, aud 1111lo
Jdhnny l-'ellows was the last one on
the line. The teacher started with the
head and asked what was the feminine of "hero."
No. 1 shook her head. It passed to
No. '_'. She missed it. and so did No. 3.
As It came nearer and nearer to John-
uy he became very much excited, ap-
parcutly knowing the answer, and
waved his hand frantically.
"Well. Johnny," said the teacher at
last, "everybody lias missed. Now, can
you tell me the feminine of hero?"
"Shero!" shouted Johnny cxultingly.
home witii half a pound of orris root
cut up Into small pieces and put Into a
hotde with au ounce of alcohol. This
mixture should be corked iqi for aliout
a week, and (hen a few drops of it up
on a handkerchief will smell like the
freshest of violets.
Drew  Death  For  Hint.
Unrequited love drove a young man
to commit suicide In a St. Petersburg
hotel. It transpired that he had asked
a little girl In the street to choose one
of two pieces of paper which he handed
her. Un one was written "Life" and
ou the other "Death." The girl chose
Fruit Trees.
The nursery price of a fruit tree Is a
small part of Its cost by the time It
reaches the bearing stage. To buy poor
trees simply because they are cheap Is
Certainly poor economy.
DreKHliiK n Snlinl.
When dressing a salad at the table,
lrst mix the oil and seasonings and
pour over, turning and tossing till every leaf Is coated. Next pour over the
vinegar and toss again. If you should
use the vinegar [lrst, the oil would not
"out the wel vegetables,
Tlie Greenroom,
In the days of Queen Ellrnbrth li
Has customary to strew green rushes
on the uueiirpeted floor of the actors'
retiring room iu theaters; hence the
term greenroom. Subsequently it was
usual to decorate the walls with green
paper, and sometimes (lie rushes gave
way to a carpet of green baize.
over a basin of vvy hot water In such |
a way that (he steam must Mud Ils
way out through (he velvet while il is
brushed gently in (he same direction
lint the nap lies Continue the brush
ing mill] the nap stands evenly over
(he whole surface.
Catherine tie'  Meillcl.
Catherine de' M.-llol always wore a
wide black skirt, a black pointed bod-
Ice with wing sleeves, a black dollar,
ruff shaped, and a hood (hat came
down lu a polut over the forehead.
Sliellnelieil  Floora.
Floors that have been shellacked may
j tie cleaned Without injuring the polish
by wiping over rapidly with clean
j cloths dipped in Clear, warm Water to
, which kerosene has been added in the
[ proportion of a tnblespoouful to a pail
! of Baler.
Unman Charms.
Even the (tomans were uot without
(heir charms. Thry hung little cases
around the neck which contained a
charm, generals not disdaining tlie
same, Augustus thought it would bring
him gookl luck lo weai- a piece of tile
sea calf ami therefore never went with
out tliis talisman.
Women** MaH'.R«
In I.*.Sn black masks wt-vi' worn in
public by ladles of ail ranks. Tlie mask
kVils held in place by ribbons passed
u'hliid the i:,:s or by a glass button
acid between the lei ih,.
l.lftlc dermtin Hoya nut] Glrla.
Little German boys and girls, too,
for that matter, are taught to workout In the fields almost as soon us they
can walk. A Grrmnn baby of four
years can weed his mother's garden
without ever pulling up a (lower, while
hoys of ten or twelve are experienced
fanners. The laws of normally compel
children to go to school ten months in
the year until they have reached tlie
age of sixteen. Hut during holidays
and vacations they must work out of
doors.   And they enjoy it too.
Children   In  Jii|inn.
The little children in Japan
Are fearfully peine;
Tho}' always thank their bread and milk
llerore they lake a bite
Anil say. "Vim make us most content,
o honorable nourishment;"
The little children In Japan
Don't Ihhik of peine, rude;
"Oh, nohle. ileal' mamma." they aay,
"We trust wa doa't intrude!"
instead ..r rushing In lo where
All ilay Ihelr mother combs her hair.
The little children In Japan
Wear mittens kin their feet:
They have no proper huts to go
A-\vn!kIng on the street.
And wooden stilts for overshoes
They dorrt object nt all to use.
The llltle children In Japnn
With tojis of paper play
And carry paper parasols
To keep the rain away,
And when you ro to see you'll find
It's paper watts they live behind.
—Caroline MacCormlck In Harper's Mags-
Warlike Chinese.
The Chinese are commonly Supposed
to be peace loving and harmless. The
Zeitsehrlft fur Mlfslor.skunde, however, declares (hat China is the great
est warlike nation in Asia ami that
they are in warfaro worse than the
The  Horn  of Rlpon.
Ripon, Yorkshire, England, keeps up
a custom 1,000 years old. Every night
(i "wnkcniaa," attired in official costume, appears before the mayor's house
and blows three solemn notes ou tbe
"born of Rlpon."
Text of the I . ..on. Dent, xzx, I1-20.
Memory Versri, 15. in—'.old, n Text,
1 John v, ;;—I lauunnlurr I'rcuured
1>>-   Hev.  Ii? M.  Stearna.
[Copyright. 1M2, by American Press Association,]
11-H. The word Is very nigh unto thee.
In thy mouth and in thy heart, that thou
mayest do It.
He foresaw that they would wander
from Him and be scattered among other nations, nnd He here instructs them
what to do in such a case aud what
He would do when they returned to
; Him with the whole heart In these
opening verses of our lesson He tells
them that the means of their restoration did not have to be sought lu beav-
! en nor at the ends of the earth, but
was always nigh them. God chose
them to be a righteous people, He Himself being their righteousness. If they
wandered from Him Into unrighteousness, (here was no way for them but
to return to Him from whom they
wondered. An uucuoluted eye would
not see the death and resurrection of
Christ in these words, but that is what
I'aul by the Spirit saw here when he
quoted tliese words in Itorn. x, 08,
when he was setting forth that Christ
ls tbe end of tbe law for righteousness
to every one that believetb. When we
stand with Uod and see from His
standpoint, we see His way of righteousness set forth everywhere from
Cen. iii, lo, 21, on to Rev. v, b, 10, and
onward.and it Is always His own work,
and His own work alone, by which He
brings people near to Him or restores
them when they  wander away  from
15, 16. I command *hee tills day to love
the Lord thy <Jod, to walk In Ills ways
and to keep ilia commandments.
This, tbe Spirit says through Moses,
is life nnd good, fruitfulness und blessing, und He faithfully set it before
them that they might choose the right
way. Thus also did Joshua before be
left them, urging them to fear tbe Lord
and serve Him, and yet telling them to
make their choice (Josh, xxiv, 14, 15),
and encouraging them to a right decision by telling them bow he had decided, whatever they might do, Tho
righteousness which is required is to
love the Lord our God with all our
heart and soul and strength aud our
neighbor as ourself (Luke x, 27, 28),
and until this Is done either by us or
for us by auother we are unrighteous
and cannot Inherit the kingdom (1 Cor.
vi, 9-11), but the grace of God takes
such unrighteous ones ami makes them
righteous with His own righteousness.
17, 18. Ye shall surely perish.
He plainly forewarns them that If
they turn away from God and worship
oilier gods this Is what will happen,
not because their God desired It, but
because If they refused His love and
the only way of life (here was nothing
for them but perishing because of their
own willfulness. See the strong words
concerning God's unwillingness to have
any one perish In Kzek. xviil, 23;
xxxili, 11; John iii, IU; II Pet Hi, 9.
See the love of God for the wandering
and the lost iu Gen. ill, when He
sought out Adam and Eve; lu the beautiful stories of Luke XV, as well as in
all His dealings with Israel, and remember that He says: "I am the Lord.
I change not;" "Jesus Christ tbe same
yesterday, today and forever" (Mai.
Ill, C; Heb. till, 8).
10, 20. He U thy life and the length of
thy days.
Not anything apart from Him, not
anything we ean do, but He Himself
Is our life, and there ls no life npart
from Him. Tbe New Testament makes
this so very plain in such passages as I
Jobu v, 11,12; Col. 111,4; John ilv.d.nnd
the Old Testament varies not for hear
tbe soul's cry in such words as these:
"My soul  thlrsteth  for God, for tbe
living God," "Whom bave I In heaven
but Thee!    And there is  none upon
earth that I desire beside thee," "The
Lord Is my portion, salth my soul" (Ps.
xlil, 2; Ixiil, 25; Lam. ill, 24).   One cannot rend tbe chapter from which our
lesson ls taken  without noticing tbe
frequent repetition of the name "the
Lord thy God," not less than fifteen
times.   Then If tho previous chapters
have  been  read  tliere  will  come  to
mind these words, "That thou mnyest
J fear this glorloua nnd  fearful  name,
the Lord thy God," In xxviil, 58, and
there   will   doubtless   come   to   mind
chapter  v,  0,  7,  ns tho reason  why
I they   should   obey   and   serve   Him.
j But  they  did  not  know  Him,  they
i did   not   believe   Ills   words,   nnd   so
j they wandered.    Israel's need Is our
j need, nnd that Is to see our utter help-
I lessuess to keep God's holy law, then
j to see  Him  who said:  "Thy  law  is
within my heart   1 delight to do Thy
; will, O my God." nnd, receiving Him,
rest In His righteousness.   This for our
redemption; then for the daily life He
who redeemed us must live In us, and
ns we let lllm save us without any
works of ours we must let Him work
; In us, both to will and to do of His
good   pleasure,   working   in   us   that
which  Is  well  pleasing In   His sight
(Phil, ii, 18; Heb. xlil. 21).   Only ns we
see His great love to us will we be
constrained to yield our whole being
to  lllm   In   glad   surrender.     As  Dr.
Murray says,  we must become better
acquainted with Jesus Christ in heaven for us.   The knowledge of the greatness and glory of Jesus Is the secret
of n strong and holy life.   This knowledge can be found only In the word of
God,  Interpreted  to us  by  the  Holy
Spirit, but tlie Holy Spirit cannot possibly lead  us Into the power and tho
blessing  of  God's   word   unless  with
our  whole   heart   we   hearken   to  His
voice.   Jesus Himself said. "The wordo
Hint I speak unto you nre spirit and
are life" (John v. 03).
Among Hie odil ways Shakespeare's-
name used to be spelled are Shaksiioyr,
Shakysper, Shaxpcr, Bhexspere, Shake-
per and Bhaxapear.
F.IUTllsli   I ikklne.
English fudge is made by mashing n
boiled potato in a little warm water
and adding lo it an ounce of sugar, a
tenspoonful of carbonate of soda and
au ounce of butter. Stir into this by
degrees a pound of wheat meal.
Knead, roll out to thickness of a (bird
of an Inch, cut Into shapes aud bake
half un hour u
r. E. SIMPSON, Manager.
M. ROCKENDORF, Local Editor.
One Year, in advance. $2.00
Six Months, " $1.00
Advertising rates. $1 00 per inch
Gre Strathearn about your watch re-
H. T?oj*ers and Eugene Walters are
putting up ice.
H. L. Stephens was in Cranbrook on
business Monday.
Do you want a snap on a cap? Only
50 cents at Jack Clillis'.
Give us a share of your grocery order.   CdBh prices.    Jack Gitlis.
Nothing gives better satisfaction than
a watch repaired by Strathearn,
We have a   few  suits yet to  sell at
25 per cent discount.    Jack Gillis.
Ycu can get an overcoat at less than
wholesale cost at the Lash store.
Mr. Wilson, representing a large
paper house In Winnipeg, was in town
Thomas Crahan, the townsite agent,
was in Fort Steele last Thursday on
E. J. Cann of Fort Steele, was In
iowii Monday, doing business in the
piano line.
George Hog garth, the hotel magnate
of Elko and Cranbrook, was in town
last Saturday.
Remember Strathearn, the watch repairer, has quarters In the Patmore
Hardware store.
Read today's news today, and read it
In the Daily News, Nelson's live daily.
Jack Gllils sells it.
Thomas Crahan, James McDonell and
Chris Eckstorm were business visitors
at Fernie this week.
Mrs. Gerrge Paquin was up from Elko
Monday evening, to attend the dance at
the Australian hotel.
Before our spring stock arrives we
will give good discounts upon everything on hand.   Jack 0tills.
Mrs. Campbell, who has been running
a restaurant at Cranbrook, has opened
a boarding house at the mine.
H. E, Stephens Is puttlntr up an ice
house on the rear of Jack Gillis' lot,
and will fill for use next summer.
Mrs. R. Munn, wife of the book keeper
at the mine, Is recovering from a severe
illness of several weeks' 'Juration,
The Coal company contemplntes putting in a reading room and recreation
hall at the mine for the benefit of the
Rev. Baer of Nanalmo, gave an illustrated lecture Thursday evening at the
Methodist church on the subject of
New York City. The attendance was
very good.
Mrs. F. P, Carpenter and two children came in from Gateway last week to
join her husband, the barber. .They
are staying at the Australian until they
can secure a house.
Mrs. Gorman, of the mine, was in
town Monday evening, on her way
home from Nelson, where she had gone
to get her little daughter who has been
attending school at that place.
C-iU;c:i of K'.^laud service will b<
conducted {D. V.) by the Bev. AyWroyd
StOLey on Sunday afternoon at 2:3')
o'clock, in the Australian hotel dining
room. All are very cordially Invited to
Call at the Post Office store for spectacles and snow glasses. D) you bave
frontal headache? Do your eyes tire
after reading awhile, especially at
night? If so, you need glasses. K. B
Gillis, optician.
Mrs. Adam Vand arrived from Kaslo
Monday. Mr. Vand, one of the proprie
tors of the brewery, will arrive lo a
few days and they will take up thtir
residence on the hill across the Great
Northern tracks.
It Is said that T. R. Morton will open
up a mine near Cowley for an American
syndicate. Mr. Morton's tocg expe>\
ience in this work will make him a valuable man to the syndicate should tbe
report prove true.
All errors of refraction In the eyes,
caused by presbyopia (old sight), hyper-
metropia (far sight), myopia (near
sight), astigmatism or muscular trouble
can be corrected by the use of properly
fitting lenses. K. B Gillis, graduate
optician of tbe Omaha Optical Institute.
Tbe snow this year all through this
valley is of such depth that logging has
become almost an impossibility. Neither men or horses are able to do much
work off of the made road, and to breik
a road for all the logs becomes a very
expensive proposition.
H. Sherbineau returned from the
Lethbrldge hospital Tuesday where he
has been confined for the past three
months with a crushed and broken leg.
tbe result of an accident at the mine.
Ke will soon be able to resume work
again, and his many friends are glad to
see him back.
A great deal of enthusiasm is being
displayed over the masquerade ball to
be held In the Australian hotel on the
evening of February 23, and already
there is great hustilng to get suitable
costumes. Stabler's orchestra of five
pieces will furnish music for the occasion, and a magnificent time ls promised to all in attendance.
It Is becoming more apparent each
week that the breaking up of -vlnter
this year will bring unprecedented
floods, and this will mean disaster all
along the Croyvs Nest branch. The
company Is doing all in its power to
prepare for contingency when it may
arise but human power cannot cope
with the force of mountain Hood.
J. Mecredy has the contract for put'
ting up a large quantity of ice for the
Coal company. Thursday afternoon
while clearing the snow off the ice his
team broke through and was In the
river fully twenty minutes before it
was gotten out. Aside from a few
scratches the horses are none the
worse for their chilly bath.
Another pleasant dance was given at
the Australian hotel Monday night,
aud as usual a good time was had by
all present. It Is Mr. Stephen's intention to give these dances at least once
a week, and they will prove a pleasant
way of passing the long winter evenings. Signor Paquin's orchestra has
beer, engaged to furnish music for these
W. H. Moore has received the appointment aa postmaster at the mine,
and as soon as the necessary arrange
ments are completed an office will be
established at that point. This will be
a great convenience to the citizens of
that place, as at present the mai] is
dumped In a tub at the company's store
and everybody gets a crack at It. The
new oflice at the mine will also lighten
Postmaster Gillis'  duties  at this place.
1 he Canadian Bank of Commerce
Head Office, Toronto.
Paid up f'apital. $8,ooo.oro.       Reserve Fund, $2,5ooooo
HON. GEO. A. COX, President B  B  WALKER, General M .nager.
Deposits oi JI and upwards received and interest allowed at current rates.   Depositors are subject to no delay when
depositing or withdrawing funds.
Fernie Branch,
E. H. BIRD, Manager.
The Slmillrameen Valley and Ashnola
Smelter companies will shortly amalgamate.
The big ore crusher at the Knob Hill
mine at Phoenix was stalled up last
week and wil. have a capacity of 1500
tons per day. The crusher is the largest of Its kind In Canada, and will take
a piece of rock 8fi«4S Inches In size. A
100 horse power electric motor Is required to run the machine.
A provincial British Columbia Miners' association hr.s been formed as a
result of several meetings held at Victoria ty delegates of the mining inter
ests from every section of the province,
and on February :.'"* a congress of the
representatives of the local mining associations throughout tbe province will
be held there lo finally form the Miners'
association of British Columbia with
headquarters at Victoria,
A. P. Greer, a brakeman on the C. P.
R.j was killed at Etio.lt last week while
coupling cars. Deceased was a single
man, and bad been in tbe employ of the
company but one week.
Rossland ls miking big preparations
for its annual winter carnival, and the
event tbls year promises to eclipse all
former efforts.
A man giving his name as John Doyle
smashed a large plate glass window In
Pateuaude's jewelry store at Nelson
Wednesday morning, . and extracted
nine gold watches from the place. He
was gathered in by a policeman who
bad been an interested spectator of the
The old stage mail route between
Cranbrook and Windermere will shortly
be revived, as at present It takes a letter from seven to ten days to make the
trip by rail.
A movement Is on foot in the district
to hold an old timers' reunion at Fort
Steele In tbe near future. Tbe old
timers will consist of those wno came
to the district prior to 1892.
Contractor and Builder
Kstimates Furnished,  The Best of Work
The Miner
and keep posted
on this part
Drink Fort Steele
Brewing Co 's Beer
Tt ls wholesome and nutritious and Is
made In the district.
Laundress Wanted
Wanted at once, woman to wash and
wring clothes from washer. Must be all
round lroner. $2 a day and up. Experience necessary.   Apply  or write to
Armstrong avenue    :    Morrissey, B. C.
of the
James Greer
AU Work Guaranteed.   See us
Before You Build.   It Will Pay You
Morrissey, B. C.
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If you wish to reach builner* nien nrnl newcomers, uhu tha DAILY, i'11. lii-MH, Htr)ckm<m,
lumber men aixl minora tak-j the TWICE-A-
It. W. Rogers, Prop.
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Capital (Authorized) $4,000,000
Ct»pital(Paid TJp) $2,023,866
Rest $2,485 288
T. K Merritt, Free.   D. B. Wilkie. Vice Pros, and Qen. Manager.   E. Hay, Aast
Gen. Manager.   W. Moffat, ''hief Inspector.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT   Interest allowed on deposits.
A general banking business transacted. Drafts sold, available in  every
part of Canada, United Slates and Europe.    Special attention  to col.
lections. F. H. MARSH, Manajer.
Shelf and Heavy  Hardware
Stoves and Cooking Utensils f
Plumbing   and   Tinsmithing
J. C. Patmore   -   Proprietor 1
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles
Lath, Dimension and Bridge Timber
Mills at Morrissey and Fernie
Poultry and Game in Season
Meat  Delivered to Any  Part  of
the Town.
Graham & Robert Love
Plasterers, Bricklayers
and Stonemasons-
We are ready lo furnish estimates on
all work In our line anywhere In the
district. A<ldress all letters to Cranbrook, B C.
New House, Newly Furnished and Everything
Nicely  Arranged.
We Keep the Best of Liquors and Cigars.
Books Kept and Accounts Audited.  Collections Promptly Attended To
Morrissey Office        -        -        -        J- A. Gillis, Agent
Head Office, Cranbrook,  B. C.
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Three Thousand for Three Hundred
The above startling headline is put at the top of this advertisement for two purposes:
First—To induce every reader of The Miner to at least read the advertisement through.
Second—In the hope that at least one-half of them will let us tell our story and endeavor to
prove that we actually have an investment in Morrissey real estate which will give you $3000 return for your investing $100 down, and the balance on installments until you have paid $300.
Send us your name today for full particulars.


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