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 The  Morrissey  Miner
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VOLUME   1
MORRISSEY,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   MARCH   7.   1903
NUMBER 27
MORRISSEY, B. C.
You Get Your Money's Worth Here
Australian
Hotel	
H. L. Stephens, Prop.
Morrissey
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Fernie, B. C.
Departmental Store
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DEPARTMENTS
Clothing
Mens Furnishings
Mens Boots and Shoes
Ladies & Childrens Boots and Shoes
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
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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 will continue to add to it till we have what you
want. We 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
THE CASH STORE
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1 MORRISSEY DEPARTMENT STORE
Our stock la rapidly thinning out under the pressure of
Greatly Reduced Prices
You can depend on every article you buy at this store
Unreliable goods will never fi id place here. You'll find the
best or nothing, and value for value. You'll find our prices
down to the buy-without-question mark.
R. HIRTZ, Proprietor
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EUGENE WALTER
Proprietor
A First Class Hotel in
a First Class Town
RATES:    ONE DOLLAR PER DAY
BEST OF WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
IS STILL ON
And the Situation Remains
Unchanged.
BUSINESS IS SUFFERING
Commissioners Arrive In  Fernie Today
and  an   Adjustment Is  Now
Looked  For.
THE MINERS STATEMENT OF WAQES
The strike situation remains uncharg
• tl There are hopes expressed of an
early settlement but as yet, so far as
ibe public Is advised, there ls nothing
tangible on which to base those hopes.
Manager Tonkin has been to the coast,
but was expected to return yesterday.
Labor Commissioner King ls still at
kvork on the ground, and the committee
appointed by the Miners' association
will arrive iu Fernie today. In all
probability the true basis of the trouble
will be ascertained, and every legitimate effort made to adjust the difficulty.
Gradually this section of the province
dependent to a great extent upon the
coal and fuel snpply of Fernie, ls feeling the effects of this suspension, and
If some action ls not taken soon to relieve the situation, no one can tell
what the tesults may be
Mr. Dougherty's View.
George Dougherty of Greenwood,
president of district No. 6, W. F. M.,
who has been at Fernie for the last two
weeks Investigating the coal strike sit
uatlon, went to Nelson Wednesday and
will return to Fen e on Sunday to meet
the committee of Investigation appoint-
ed at the receut mining conference at
Victoria. Mr. Dougherty In an interview with the Nelson News, said last
night that be bad just received a wire
from Johu Keen, tbe chairman of the
committee, statlog that they would arrive In Fernie on their mission on Saturday evening and would at once get to
work. J A Baker of Slocan City, the
British Columbia member of tbe executive board, W. F. M., left for Fernie
Wednesday and Mr. Dougherty will
join him there. Deputy Minister of
Labor King Is still on the ground and a
large amount of material bas already
been obtained to lay before the committee once they get to work. Mr.
Dougherty said that when he first went
to Fernie Manager Tonkin met blm at
once and offered him every facility for
obtaining Information. The company's
payrolls were placed at his disposal and
any explanations he required were
forthcoming. Mackenzie King also had
fun access to tbe books and had obtained his Information direct from the company on the one hand and from the employes thtmaelves and the union representatives on the other.
"One result of our joint work," said
Mr. Dougher.y, "has been to draw the
management and the men much closer
together. Outside of this the situation
remains practically about the same, as
both parties are now awaiting the arrival of the committee. Some of the
minor grievances have already been
overcome. Tbe company haa gone ont
of the store business since the first of
the month, and that ls one matter that
has taken Itself out of the way. I think
that there will be no difficulty about the
men obtaining proper bails for meeting
In for the future, and I believe that
when the committee go Into some of
the otber matters, the revision of the
wages for Instance, tbat a satisfactory
settlement will be arrived at. Pending
the deliberations of the committee I do
not care to make any detailed statement as to the results of my own lnves
tlgatlon, all I care to say just now la
that 1 do not think the parties are aa
far apart aa they were, or as the public Imagined. I will return on Sunday
to Fernie so as to be on the ground
when the committee gets to work, and
I am satisfied whatever Information Is
asked for will be promptly furnished by
both sides.
Mr. Dougherty added that Manager
Tonkin had already agreed to meet a
committee of the men from each mine,
and tf necessary a committee from the
district union, so that the labors of the
Investigating committee will be considerably lightened, and there ls very good
reason to believe that a satisfactory
settlement will be reached as a result
of their mission.
$173 2°- He had the following backhands:
M. Kovallk 37 days (8 Jj 50 $ 67 50
H. Smith 5 days @ }i.50   _     12 50
G  Erison 1 day @ $2 50    2 50
J. Teman 7 days @ tj.50     17 50
Total for backhand labor 8100 00
Now this man bad nothing slopped out
of his earnings to pay these men. Had
their earnings been deducted from bis
net earnings there would have been a
remainder of $73 20 for his 18 shifts instead of 8173.20 as given by tbe company
due bill.
Wm. Murray worked 20 shifts, earning
$143.65. Now $51.30 of this amount is
given as consideration for which nothing
is shown. He employed three backhands for 20 days each at 82.50 per day
making a total for backhand labor.
Take $150 from $143.65 and poor Murray
is in debt to the backhands to the
amount of $6 35 alter working 20 days
for uothing Hut this would uot do to
put before tbe public so the company
generously deduct $33 20 to pay for 60
days work instead ol $150 Pot what
purpose tbis is done we cannot tell.
Pbil Christopher 16 shifts:
To mining 113 tons W 40c ptrtOD_f4j 20
To iy/s yds. entry ($ 82 per yd  26 65
To 3 days company work % 83    9 00
Total earning 880.25
Tbe company give a totul $102.85
Whit Is that $22 given Christopher fur''
Again the company deducts 839.0.) for
backhand labor Instead of $60. Why
was uot the full backhand earnings
stopped from Christopher? $60 from
88085 leaves $2085, pay 50 cents for
smithing leaves $20 35 fot 16 shifts, or
an average of $1 27 per shift—a magnificent sum for the dangerous occupation
of coal miner.
John Spok worked nine days in No. 3
mine earning 820 40. $22 50 the company deducted for backhand labor so for
the privilege of working for the Crows
Nest Pass Coal company nine days he
paid them $2.10. In fact to pay these
backhands their proper days compensation he started on company work in
preference to digging coal.
Tbe statements prove conclusively
that the net earnings do not show all
reasonable deductions since in many
cases no backhand labor is deducted at
all. On the point of wages we believe
the contract men have just room for
kicking, and we cannot see how we materially weaken our cauBe by raising
this question. The miners at Morrissey
under the objectionable rate for the reasons shown. No greedy coul miner expects a larger average than $4.50 for
eight hours work. As long as the management     1£1IU1C      Ilk-       ItkllUII    flll'l     l.t.O.
their officers audience misunderstandings
will never be cleared up. The secretary
of Gladstone Union.and also of the District board has asked time alter time
for an audience and were invariably refused.
Mr. Dougherty has not satisfied himself as to the accuracy of the net earnings in tbe company's book because he
was deceived as the public were by Mr.
Tonkin's figures in your last issue. The
uuion officials however have not been
idle for the past week. With much labor
the January statements have been collected in the three camps and In order
to save space the results bave been
boiled down. The officials ofthe union
will take an affidavit as to their accuracy
before Mr. Tonkin himself. Again you
seem to believe tbst only contiact miners are kicking about wages. This is
not the case, but all company men, all
outside men and all coke oven men as
well.
Taking 73 of the Fernie miners' due
bills for January after smithing and
blasting expenses are deluded we find
that 1$ men earn $100 and over, 22 earn
under $100 and over $75, 14 earn under
$75 and over $60, 25 earn under 860.
J. MECREDY.
DRAYand EXPRESS
Wood and Coal For Sale
I am in shape to give careful attention to any business fn my line.   Satis-
action guaranteed.  We make a specialty of safe transportation of all foods.
NOTES   FEOM   THE   MINES
ABOUT THE
FUEL QUESTION
lit w It Effects the Mining
Situation.
COMPETITION NEEDED
An Interesting Article On This Subject
From  a  Well   Known  Mining   Man.
FAVORS OPCNINQ THE COAL RESERVE
Mr. Mackenzie, the late manager of
the la itoi mine at KossLand, in an Interview at Spokane touched upon tbe
question of the fuel supply as It effects
the mining industry. After speaking 0'
the disabilities Inflicted on various
properties and smelters by the blockade
lu the Crows Nest country, he said:
'•A great demand is going up from
the people of the province that the government throw open the reserve coal
lands. The Crows Nest Pass Coal com
pany has a virtual monopoly of the coal
and coke Industry. Tbe Canadian Pa
clflc railway has vast tracts of coal
lauds, but It is under agreement with
the Crows Nest company not to open
them for six years yet.
"If the government will open the vast
tracts of coal land's which it ls 1 eserving
it will mean competition in the business.
More companies will control and devel-
ope mines, and the consumers will not
depend on one source for their supply.
The mining Industry will never be on a
satisfactory basis In the province until
this ls done. A strong delegation It at
the capital now working for the pas'
sage of a law opening these lands. Conditions are becoming desperate, and the
residents of British Columbia are united
lu demanding relief.
"One thing ls certain. The North-
port smelter will never be sure of an
ample supply of coal and coke until the
J J. Hill road builds from Morrissey to
Fernie, or coke furnaces are established
at Morrissey. At present tbe cars of
fuel must be switched from the Canadian Pacific to the Great Northern
branch, and on the first scarcity the
Canadian Pacific heads all the fuel to
the smelters on Its own road and In
which It ls interested, and sends no fuel
by way of Jennings aud Spokane to the
Northport smelter."
When there Is so great a mass of peo
pie 7ltally Interested In the assurance
of a steady and ample supply of fuel,
there should be no room for doubt as to
the course which those In authority will
take. If the public business was conducted on business Hues, and "grafting''
rigidly excluded, as should be the case,
the ministers would not lose one Instant
In adopting the policy for which Mr.
Mackenzie's practical knowledge leads
him to pronounce so distinctly. It ls
surely nothing short of Iniquitous that
the Interests of so great a section of
the province should be so dislocated at
the dictation of a selfish few. The people of British Columbia are certainly
long suffering or there would be something like a rebellion among them.
Men's Statement of "Wages.
The press committee bave a communication in last week's Fernie Press that
contradicts Mauager Tonkin's statement
of wagea paid, although they fail to
make a general average, but take only a
few cases. Here are some of their
statements:
J. Ballusky  worked 18 shifts, earning j district this week.
Items of General Interest From
the Goal Center.
Charles Spense, the genial store clerk
at the mines, left here for a trip
through the Edmonton district on Monday night. He was joined by W. E.
Stewart of Michel.
Owing to the strike we have not many
men left In camp now. About 40 left
on Sunday last for Montana.
The school house was packed on Sunday last at divine service, the Rev.
Connor preached a very eloquent sermon. As our school house ls too small
for any sized gathering we hope that
Hev. Connor will soon have his new
church In operation. The lumber Is or*
dered and many willing hands only wait
until It comes to commence work.
We are plea *d to record the birth of
a son to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moore on
Tuesday morning, at their residence
here. We trust Mrs. Moore's recovery
will be speedy.
The new foundations for the coke
ovens will soon he completed. Foss &
McDonell, the contractors, are pushing
the work on fast, so that when the
snow goes the brick layers can open up.
"Yah, Yah, Fritz ls the next one."
He goes to Wisconsin to fetch his bride.
Get your can ready, hoys, and look out
for tbe wire act then.
W. 10 Ratt of the mine, was down to
Lethbrldge on Tuesday. He reports
open weather on the prairie.
Dr. Hlgelns was a visitor to the mine
a few days this week, assisting Dr,
Wilson.
George Petrle. timekeeper for Foss &
McDonell, was a visitor to the Macleod
JUST   A   FEW   REMARKS
tendency to solidify  them  in  this direction.
The name of J. A. Harvey as a candi
date for the local house is not being
received with favor in Cranbrook. It ls
said that the people of that thriving
town hold Mr. Harvey responsible ft r
many of the sins of omission and com.
mission of the recent governments . t
Victoria, by which Craubrook has had
to suffer. One man from tbat town who
visited Morrissey a short lime ago,
said: "I ara a Conservative, but if my
party nominates Harvey 1 will vote for
the Liberal candidate."
If the men, or their leaders, will get
together with Mr. Tonkin and the government representatives, without a
doubt a settlement will be effected that
wl.l prove satisfactory to both sides
And It is the duty of the men to do all
they can to raise the strike consistent
with the righting of any real wrongs
they may have suffered. Hat tl:ey
should not hold out, or the men permit
their leaders to hold out over any fan
cied wrones. The people of the province are as to one man lo the opinion
that the Crows Nest Coal company
sbould pay good wages for work done,
but they will have no sympathy for
strikes that are based ou wrong motives. The whole province Is suffering
from this trouble. Not only Is it demoralizing present business, but It Is
havlug a demoralizing effect upon plans
of capitalists who were ready to invest
In mining here, but are now deterred by
the demonstrated uncertainty of the
fuel supply. What British Columbia
wants Is a settlement aud resumption
cf woik, and they want it as quickly as
it can be accomplished.
The lead market, and the reports of
what is said to be the supply on hand,
looks very euconraglng to tbe lead sections of British Columbia. If the 110-
mialon parliament will give the protection asked for by the lead miners of
this provluce, this industry will soon be
Independent of the American Smelting
trust, and a permanent market will be
established. This will mean that the
lead producing districts will blossom
forth as a rose once more, and prosperity will be an assured fact.
F. J. Smyth of the Moyle Leader,
seems to labor under the Impression
that The Miner editor Is trying to stir
up politics, and includes Old Man Simpson of the Cranbrook Herald, In the
same accusation. You are mistaken,
Brother Smyth. The Miner and Herald
are simply commenting on conditions as
they exist, and when you awake from
the sleep of winter you will perhaps
realize that these are strenuous times
politically in this district, and events
are rapidly shaping that will determine
the battle lines later this summer. Ofteu
the most Interesting features In a political campaign are the underground preliminaries, and at the present time
there are many silent skirmishes iu
South East Kootenay.
Up to the present time the only names
that have been seriously discussed In
this district as candidates for the provincial parliament are those of W.
Blakemore and Fred Stork of Fernie.
Mr. Blakemore ls looked upon in a favorable light on account of his experience
and general knowledge of the needs of
the district. But politically Stork seems
to be the stronger of the two, and will
undoubtedly be the candidate of the
Liberal party, unless conditions undergo a material change between now and
nomination time.
BIG RAILWAY
CONTRACT LET
Great Northern To Change
Its Main Line.
WILL TAKE TWO YEARS
New Road Will Conned Wilh  Morrissey
and  Jennings  Branch   Near
the  Boundary.
IT  WILL   HELP   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
Great Lumber Tour.
When In Nelson last week C. E. Mc-
Pherson, general passenger agent of the
Cauadian Pacific western lines, gave
some information regarding the situation
in Manitoba and the Territories that
will serve as an eye-opener to residents
ofthe Kootenays who have not grasped
the real situation. He is reported as
saying that in Manitoba and the Territories along branch lines the train service would probably be doubled. That
ls, where a tri weekly service was in
force now a daily service would be commenced next month and maintain lor at
least some time to come. This change
was made imperative by the enormous
influx of settlers this year. This first
lot to come were already commencing
to arrive. They were almost entirely
Americans, well used to the conditions
they would meet aud quite capable of
taking care of themselves. When he
left Winuipeg arrangements had been
completed to handle a large batch of
first comers, and it would take about
3000 cars to bring them and their effects
west.
Orders had already been issued to
give lumber shippers into the Territories from British Columbia and from the
east preference as far as possible, and a
large amount was now being rushed fn.
This was necessary in order to provide
dwellings for the new settlers and shelter
their stock.
"I do not think," said Mr. Mcl'her-
6on, ''that your lumbermen ean commence to supply the demand for lumber.
I kuow that mauy mills have started up
in tbis section, but I doubt if the men
in the business realize what a demand
there will be this summer. Under the
circumstances prices are sure to be high
and as quickly as the lumber is shipped
iu it will be snapped up. There is, of
course, no timber ", the Territories and
practically no larye amount of lumber
on hand, so that no matter how large
your cut may be this year there will be
no difficulty of disposing of it, to say
nothing of your home consumption,
which, I understand, will be very good
this year."
Many shrewd residents of the Kootenays have already foreseen the enormous
demand for lumber that would naturally
result from the influx of settlers to the
Prairie province and the Territories, and
large areas of timber lands have been
picked up as the result. In several instances their forethought has had its reward iu sales to milling companies.
Under existing conditions it is not surprising that land canying good timber
is in great demand, and the values are
rising with a rapidity that is only equalled by the magnitude of the market afforded for the product. The question
of freight rates does not enter into the
matter seriously, as a figure is realized
for finished lumber that gives the milling concern a handsome profit. A few
years of such progress in the Territories will see several lumber millionaires
envolved in the  Kootenays,  and many
Prom latest reports It would appear
that the long talked of cutoff between
Columbia Pails and Jennings, Montana,
on the main line of the Great Northern
railway, will soon be under active construction. This cutoff, which when
complete! will form the malu line of
the Great Northern, will leave Columbia Falls, and striking north v. Ill skirt
the southern boundary of Alberta and
easteru British Columbia, a territory
rich iu coal and timber, which has been
only awaiting transportation facilities
to place It at once In the front ranks as
a wealth producing section. The new
Une will join the JennintS-Morrlasey
branch at Kexford, a point seven miles
south of the International boundaiy line
and 54 miles south of Morrissey. Prom
Hexford the branch will be used to Jennings, which means that 40 miles of the
new road Is already completed. The
line will afford a direct outlet to the
rich agricultural country in the Tobacco Plains section, and will prove a most
potent factor in the development of the
coal and oil territory of the upper Flathead, which is most easy of access from
the soutb.
A Great Falls dispatch says the fol-
lowing about the proposed line:
The Great Northern has awarded the
contract for the Immediate construction
of tb*» CAlnmhin Falls rntoff to Stems &
Shields of St. Paul. Mr. Shields ls on
the ground and will sublet the 70 miles
of heavy work to Spokane and other
contractors, Among them ls Contractor Twohy of Spokane, who is on the
ground. Alex M. Lupfer, chief engl'
neer of the Montana Central, will have
charge of construction. The line leaves
Columbia Falls and strikes northwest
through the Tobacco Plains country to
meet the Jennings branch- seven miles
south of the boundary. It will take two
years to complete the cutoff, which will
eventually become the main line of the
Great Northern. The line ls 17 mllea
lorger than the present line between
Jennings and Columbia Falls, but ell'
ruinates sharp curves and heavy grades,
so better time can be made.
It crosses the Cabinet mountains 1000
feet lower than the present main line
of the summit.
The new line will have maximum
grades of 13 feet to the mile, as against
85 feet on the present Hue. It will
leave Kallspell off the main line, and
will bisect a country rich In timber aud
mineral resources. One effect of the
transfer of Mr. Lupfer from here la the
change of the engineering headquarters
of the Montana Central to Havre, where
it will be under the charge of Resident
Engineer McNeill of the Great Northern.
Kallspell, Feb. 27,—The railroad north
from Columbia Falls to the bonndary
line In the coal fields will be built this
spring. Siems & .Shields have the con*
tract. Contractors Shields, Twohy and
Galvln arrived In Kallspell Wednesday
night and five others last night. Engineer Lupfer will also arrive tonight,
and In company with contractors will
go over the line preparatory to asking
bids on building the road. From unofficial sources it is learned that headquarters of the contractors will be In
Kallspell and that when work Is once
well started on the road north, work
will then start on the southern Hue to
Jocko, on the Noithern Pacific. Nothing definite along the Hue can be learned until Engineer Lupfer arrives,
In this district the labor vote is the
key to the situation, and the man who
expects to sit In parliament hall at Victoria as a representative of the Fernie
district will have to be a man who will
meet with favor in the eyes of the unions. They will have a vote strong
enough to dictate elections if they stand I more or less substantial fortunes estab
together,  and  this strike will have a I listed.
Got After tho Octopus.
There should be a movement Inaugurated in every town in Socth East Kootenay to get a monstrous petition to
send to parliament asking for protection
for the lands in the Elk valley and
Flathead country against tbe greed of
the C. P. B. The people have some
rights in the premises, aud they sbould
exercise them, and not sit In a surlue
manner and permit their heritage to be
taken from them by a corporation that
has taken everything In sight from
Montreal to Vancouver that was worth
having up to the present time; and now
that the energy of a people bas made
tbe 10.k valley a commercial entity, the
C. P. R. is reaching tut its tentacles for
what land that It has net already corralled. A petition of this character
would be signed by every man in the
district who ls not either directly er Indirectly under the control of this rail*
way company, &^<iii'?im!is<MtsiiMim<iatti^
Z&i&i'i'it&^i&stiiifsri-vi/it'it.)
\
11 TEN
YEARS'
TRIAL.
'■ ■ ——^—
The  Story  of ■  Soldier's
By   Brigadier General
CHARLES   KINO.
 ■•■•••• .-.-'.■.■-*■•>*•*■•■:
10.  but all  was darkness there,  and
Langdon's invariable rule wns to re-
1 \ (urn ut unci.* from drill and go curly tu
bed. for, winter or summer, he wns :ni
. early  riser.    The clerk  and assistant
, who formerly occupied  those  humble
| quarters bud married, moved west to
| lie hills and thrown out bis own shin
' gle. and Luugdoii thankfully hud ruuv-
! ed in.   The street v.;:s still alive with
; people, hut the lights lu the rifles' at
mory. two blocks away, had been ex
. tinguished before the stroke of 10 al
Ibe city hall.    In his hand Cicsswcil
; held a crumpled half sheet of note pa*
; per that had reached hlin through the
i mail.     It  contained   only   the   words:
I "Your mini laughs at warning aud de-
: lies tlie people.    If be hasn't left this
1 lowu   by   midnight,   he'll  never get a
chance ■gain."
ISy midnight, and It was now after
! JO!   Only that morning in reminding
| Langdon that tl Iilcf of police had
tint only Issued permission, but advised
blm, to go armed ciisswell had asked
hlin If more warnings had reached
blm. and the new tlrst sergeant look
from his breast pocket a little Dote, ll
was a woman's hand that penned this
note, "for God's sake don't disregard
this. You do not know what minute
may be your last If you Insist mi stay
to the cold for another man s crime,
they want him to help tbcm out of another scrape. You must feel gratified
at beiug the bearer of such a meaaage.
However, come on. We'll try the
back."
An alley parallel with Thayer street
divided the block, nnd Cress well's office buildings covvred about half the
lot Wood, toul and ice were delivered
by way of that alley, which accounted
for the worn path to the open cellar-
way, but hot for tbe footprints In the
:t..i\v on lite steps leading up to the
I .. door, Cresswell tried the knob,
und Hie door was fast. Bat who left the
• .,;:m steps uncovered? "Have you a
j j:.i,'-'   iu- asked, and the superintend.
i ■ 1.1 fill i ii-d. "Yes."
Hrlppiug bis own  revolver, a  faith-
fid fi i nil of Kentucky days, t'resswell
In all tbe (fuse, pent up excitement at- ,... ,^,i,.„„.,..„ it„„t,.,.... ..tt
Then came State Senators Brent and
Poster to see Colonel Cresswell,  who
was   "opposing   the   administration"
even though politically In accord.    It
was an off year for the legislature, nnd i
the eyes kif many a senatorial possibility   were  following the tottering  foot- i
steps  of  a   silvery   haired   statesman i
who would probably never resume his
seat In the senatorial lank at l he lion li
win;.'   nt   Washington.    The   vacancy
would be filled by the governor, and
who, said tbeie gentlemen In the confidence of the executive—who so likely i
to succeed to the toga as the brilliant ;
and  distinguished  Colonel   Cresswell
provided he did uot kill his own cbancu j
by further embarrassing the governor?
Cresswell bit.   "It would put the gov- •
ernor  hi  the roll of an  Intlmlilntnr." '
said the emissaries, "to openly com- j
mission  Mr.  Langdon.    <>f course we
may need him and ull that and have
every appreciation of him. but It won't
do lo fly in ihe face nf the people,    l.i t
I hem think they are having their way.
but    qulclly,   you    understand,    work
things   so   as   (o   have   ours."     And
Cresswell was at least sufficiently pro-
fonnd a statesman to see the political
wisdom   of   their   position,   especially
when coupled with that hint ns to the j
senatorial succession.   So he conferred
willi Langdon am] saw nnd talked with
"the boys." one or two at a time.    F.v-
ery  business body seemed  to  feel by
this time they must have Langdon to
instruct ami command their company,
but Ihe few in the confidence of the i,lg here. These men nre desperate
administration knew- that In the pies- j Oesswell had read It with compressed
cut condition of affairs he could never ; ||Ua ami advised Its being given ai
be commissioned. Langdon saw It J 0DCS [„ u,e police, |.'uf ami wide tin'
himself, smiled and after the politicians had talked until they were tired
llltiously dcsi'l tided the steps and fell
tin way through the dampness and
dark, lie hail no mau<li, and llgbtlug
would oulv ik'veal him to prowlers If
Un re were any. He knew the premises thoroughly and quickly reached
ihe lower hall and the stairway lo the
ground lloor above him. It was dark
as Erebus, and he. breathing heavily,
fell his way up the creaking uigbl until withiu reach of the lop. Then
something fell with stunning force nnd
■ luuccd before Ids eyes, and he went
crashing hack Ihe way became, bounding, rolling and sliding till he brought
up senseless and bleeding at the foot of
the Mairs.
CHAPTER XIII.
Noon of (let. as struck on the deep
toned bell of ibe city hall, BrciiMvuod's
pride, ami sharp at the sound every
Laud In the railway shops, sheds and
yards followed suit U'dd went out. So
did the fires lu the furnaces In the
course of the night, for no man sue*
ceeded lu getting in iu replenish them.
So did not (he trains, freight or passenger, ou either Big Horn or Seattle, for
tending the Inevitable strike this lncl-
duit was discussed with bated breath
Men who kuew Crt.sswcll aud saw him
that night knew he was pot so far gone
In liquor as to fall down stairs and i
therefore believed the story of assault.
Men who kuew Lni.-gdon swore he was
Incapable of nssnultlug Cresswell.
What could possibly be his motive?
The safe stood securely locked. Desk i
and drawers were intact. There were
110 reasons why Langdon should go ex- '
ti'pl the threats, which he held lu eon-
tempt, and every reason why he should
stay. The railway lawyer hinted al re-
uewal of proceedings by I'CITigo'a bank j
lo recover certain sums with Interest
The bank, however, being questioned.
reluctantly testified that thai Incident
was closed, satisfactory settlement bat
lug been made, and so il bud in Lang
dou's behalf by Hie big hearted Ken-
int Uinn and his friend the mayor. No:
nothing but threats against Ulugdou'»
life eould be heard of us a cause
■•' Langdon's disappearance, nothing
whatever until the second day ot Ibe
strike, whin two people appeared who
said thai if guaranteed liroieriL.lt they
would tell something. The souii'lhlug
proved to be thut an opeu two horse
wagon drove luto the alley Just before
IU o'clock and drove out again about
lti:4ii, when it bud two more nieu in it
who were bending over something la
the bottom. Tliese two Jumped out
when It reached the street. 1 hey want
one way. the wagon the oilier. Then
uprose the solid men ot Brentwood
save Ihe few whose souls were mortgaged to the Seattle or whose uotel
were falling due ut I'errlgos, and ut ft I
meeting held Just after dark Ihe first i
' check wus given to the wldespreadiug
sympathy felt for ihe strikers through <
j out the community. Dp to this mo- i
. im nt ihey hud practically carried all
I before them. Property had been care 1
fully guarded by Ihe details from their
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the rails were a lather of soap, the boll- ! own number.    People had been treated
en u reek of foam. 'Ihe casually list
in the motive power showed 2\\ engines "killed." aud the only wheels to
revolve east or west were those trundling the Utilled Slates mall, the operatives, with calm sagacity, offering no
objection to the running of postal cars,
yet firmly opposing everything else.
Following   the   traditions  of   the   Big
with civility even If denied means ol
transportation. They were determined,
I hey suld. to do nothing to forfeit the
unod will of friends and fellow citizens. Their grievance was Brentwood's aud their oppressors the rival
railways. Violence of any kind, said
the strike leaders, would be tolerated
only as a last resort.    Yet here was ev-
Jimmy Marlon was no great shakes.
In the mind of Brush Creek Jimmy
had but two redeeming qualities. One
was being his father's sou, the other
that he had wit enough to love his father's ward, t'ressy Oliphant.
L'DOn a summer morning Cressy
called to him over her shoulder: "Jimmy, do come on! You are the slowest
old thing! And you know I hate a man
or a horse without lots of go."
They were riding up bill. Cressy's
whiplash whined accompaniment to
her words. Jimmy hud u talent for
saying nothing, still as he came within easy hall he piped amiably. "Cress,
1 I een wonderin' all this morula* If
you won't never learn bettcr'n to gallop a horse up hill."
"I've been wondering If yon will ever
learn anything." Creasy retorted, slash-
lug savagely at a near bush. Jimmy
opened his eyes. "Wliut's the matter,
cross cat*/" lie asked. "Y'ou come rid-
In' with me—nobody didn't make you—
an' I've let you pick your own road un'
go your own gait"—
"If you've tired of me, I'll go on by
myself," Cressy said Irritably, half
wureling her horse. Jimmy kept beside her. "You needn't try to run
away I'rimi me," he said. "I been
knowiu* all the way you felt bud, un'
1 reckon 1 kuow whut about."
"You don'tl What Is It';" Cressy answered all In a breath. Jimmy laughed
tranquilly. "I fetched you a letter yls-
tlddy cvoiiiif—a letter ffum Charley."
"What business have yon to know
thut?" Cressy demanded. "He's coin-
In' today. That's why 1 am runuiu'
away."
"Ef he pesters you, I'll make him go
right back," Jimmy said promptly,
then his face fell. "But It'll be sorter
awkward.    Old Charles Is all the own
They knooked nnd  lniiinm:nd  for (to
inlinttis uillutttl /espouse.
Horn,   the  new   general   manager tip- I ideuce that even before beginning the I cousin  I've got.    Pappy  an'  mammy
and (lie boys remained obdurate nrose
la meeting, said 80 words and solved
the problem. "I withdraw its n candidate for captain and submit my name
as a recruit," said he. There was a
moment of amazement and silence,
then a burst of applause. Then somebody In tbe confidence of Langdon
moved the rules be suspended, a ballot
taken at once, and Mr. Langdon was
declared unanimously elected to membership. He signed ihe enlistment papers already prepared, was sworn In
aad announced as a private in tho
Brentwood rilles amid the tumultuous
cheers nf that gallant organization.
Then First Sergeant Potts nrose and
■uiUiiigij sain 1,,-ki ..,, itki ti guud .vIiMh
in that capacity, liked the company,
liked the job und wanted to learn
more about it. The best way to learn
wits to watch It properly done by nn
expert. "We've learned that by experience," he sold and therefore asked
as a favor to be allowed to drop the
lozenge from over his chevron nnd fall
back to a vacancy among the duty sergeants nnd then called upon the presiding otlicer of the meeting nnd commanding officer of the company to
nunie us his successor the man of all
others he nnd the company believed
best fitted to fill the bill and got no
further, for the boys "caught on," as
they said, and further remarks were
drowned In an uproar of applause, lu
the midst of which the lieutenant comma tiding, the old sergeant and the new
first sergeant, Langdon, were shouldered and borne in triumph about tho
room, and the reporters of The Examiner nud Sun rushed to their respective
oDices,
It wns useless now for The Sun ta
hurl denunciation at the governor or nt
the rifles.   The law was supreme.   Ou-
7Vie» triTc borne fn triumph nbout (lie
room.
Iy the governor could make Langdon
,in officer, but even the governor could
not  make blm a sergeant.    The law
gave the appointment of sergeants and
corporals to the commanding officer of
the company alone, and while Governor X. would not oppose the wishes of
so many citizens mid voters by ,, anting   l.ungduu   n  commission   neither
would he Interpose against the wishes
of scores of others by demanding, as
urged  by  The  Sun  and  the strikers,
"the resignation of tho Insolent otfleer
who had dared to thwart thu wishes of
a community.','   The Banner rejoiced
and applauded.   The Examiner wns silent.   The Seattle might need that company any moment, and every man with
mob   law  iu   view   and  every  cltizeu
pledged to law and order knew Instantly  what it meant that tbe rifles had
failed to fill the vacaucles.   Tbe lieutenant  commanding would  figure as i
head of tbo company, but Its Instruction, Its discipline, the work of preparation and finally Its command In the
event of a fight would nil devolve upon
Its gritty first sergeant, Eric Langdon.
Ttvo evenings later Cresswell, with
anxious eyes. looked up nt the window
of the second story room over bis offices on Thayer street, the main thoroughfare of Brentwood.   It was after
i diet of the employees hnd gone forth
if assurance that ihe old wages would
be restored from and after .Nov. 1 fall
111 to reach them by noon Oct. 2H every
man would quit work, and no man
would be allowed lo attempt it. More
than once Cresswell had noticed
Strange, unprepossessing laces among
the loiterers tilong the block. More
I ban once men bad called ou one pre
text or other nt the otlice nud were
furtively Interested in the survey of
tlie premises, but Ibe police well know
the barroom blackguards who had
threatened vengeance on Langdon fur
his Interference in behalf of tbe sol
ilier they were healing to a Jelly, and
in person nt least they dare not net
"It isn't among tlie slums alone you
have miikinl.iw I aneiliin " said Cress
welt. "The bitterest toes a man lias to
guard against nre those who have done
lllm Injury, and Ihe men I'm after lire
Ihose who put up that sale robbery and
gained your discharge. Oh, for an
hour of Chanuing!"
But that wus vain.
Chanuing, be who commanded the
respect and confidence of the yards ami
shops ef (i]0 (J|g Horn, was saiinierlug
discontentedly in the Itlvlera, doing as
his doctors bade, utterly homesick, utterly unable to appreciate or wider
Stand what he saw and only wishing
himself back In the cab of a Baldwin,
whirling "the limited" over the prairie
(il) miles an hour. Chanuing knew every mother's son lu the Brentwood
yards by name. The new Incumbent
knew not one of them. Chanuing
argued. Burleigh bullied, and clash
was luevitable. The inniagcmetlt ot
both roads had auiiounct'd lu ttnequlvo
cable terms that they would not yield
to the demuutls of the men. The may
or of Brentwood was sorely frighten
ed. The governor hail been requested
to order troops to the scene and over
owe the would be strikers and very
properly refused. For ll Is our good
American policy in dealing with ene
uilcs or Insurgents, white, red ol
brown, mobs, Indians oi Tagalogs. nev
er to show light until practically lore
ed lulo ll. The railway companies In
anticipation or the strike had gathered
some hundreds of workmen across the
Missouri ready to be rushed by special
train to Brentwood, but neither the po
lice, posses nor militia had been Inolll
llzed.
Pondering anxiously over the sltua
tlon. Cresswell was walking slowly
homeward up Thayer street. He hud
been talking with the mayor and cer
tu In city fathers at the Brentwood ami
now wished to see i.nngdon, but Lang
dou evidently wasn't home, and the
town clock bdd struck the quarter. The
otlice door was closed nnd doubtless
locked, uud Cresswoll's keys were In
his workaday pockets al the bouse
Confident of meeting Lnugdon, he
strolled ou toward ihe armory and hi'
came suddenly aware of the division
superintendent of the Big Horn talk
Ing wllh two of the boys. Cresswell
didn't like thai Official, but for rensons
of his own preferred to make much ol
hlui. He stopped and held out bis
band.
"Oh, good evening, Mr.—cr-nh-Colo-
nel Cresswell," stammered the railway
man In some confusion. "I didn't see
you. I'm glad lo see yon. Can you
tell me where I can find .Mr. Langdon?
I've knocked and hammered at the of
lice, and these gentlemen say that he
went straight home half nn hour ago."
"It Is true," said one of ihe young
soldiers. "1 saw blm go In there Just
before 10 o'clock."
"Odd!" said Cresswell. "Suppose we
walk over. Mr. Superintendent."
They did, and they knocked and
hammered for two minutes without
response, nnd then Cresswell bethought
him of tlie rear door.
"You wish lo see him personally'/"
queried he of the official, with doubt In
his tone.
"Yes. The road sent tne an Important message. 1 tuny us well tell yott-
conlidentially. of course. They want
him to go lo Hint meeting flint's III lull
blast nt lids minute. They think the
men will listen to him."
"I see." said Cresswell, with sarc sialic
emphasis.   "Having kicked him out In-
pearetl promptly ou the scene, while be
of the Seattle sniffed tbe battle from
afar and staid there. Mr. Burleigh
came to threaten and command, was
promptly hoisted aboard a baggage car
and bidden to address He1 meeting
from tbe rear platform, wide, be essayed to do. the car speedily gliding
nvvsiy with hlin to the uccouipsiiiluicjt
of much derision and many deeded catcalls, not to mention o few defunct
quadrupeds ami doubtful eggs .Mr.
Burleigh was given a sample of the
runnlug qualities of the fast mull down
Ibe winding gorge of tlie Bed Water
stud spent the night ill blasphemy and
bitterness of spirit at Ciiunlson. Not
even a farmer's backboard eould he
find to take blm back, lie wired for
the tralulotids of substitutes across tlie
Big Muddy, and they were ditched ten
miles from any town and had to build
bonfires out of the wreck until that
vvsis used up and I hen kept warm with
a few miles of snow fence that unite-
eouniubly went up lu Haines, t ue ssc-
ultle sent Do I'lnkertoiis on u special
uud thereby precipitated a sympathetic
strike across the Missouri anil Hie speck,I Into the shallows near the eastern
shore well up to the I'inkerioiis mid
tile. When finally rescued, these nma-
leurs were roosting ou car roofs, cold,
wet and bedraggled, au object of charity to the countryside. Then came the
ostler for troops, long withheld, anil
before It was Issued the Brentwood titles knew there would be no first sergeant to call the roll. Somewhere
about midnight of the 27th, dazed and
bleeding, Colonel Cresswell had ststK
gered Into the street lu front of his of
strike assault, abduction, possibly urn
der, could be laid at the strikers' doors
Cresswell still lay lu grievous plight,
and Erie Langdon could not be found
Then evidence began to accumulate. A
l\vo horse farm wagon, stn-h as described, was seen by other citizens
driving westward toward the open
prairie, A fanner came in aud said
(lull such a wagon stopped at tbe lord
close to Ills place about midnight. His
wife woki him. saying (here was some
thing wrong down at the barn—the
horses were stumping and snorting,
lie hurried thither and found everything secure, but could have sworn he
saw a light dancing away from the
barn In the direction of Ihe lord as he
Issued from tbe house. Curiosity therefore led him to Investigate, anil surely
enough he heard voices. Two men
were talking lu low tones. Otic of their
horses hnd picked up a stone, nnd, so
lightly was It wedged, they couldn't
get it out.   He gathered that out- of
llieill  nail  licet, tc tlie burn fn  bopci, of
liiidlng a pick. The fanner was on Ihe
point of hailing them when the whistle
of the night freight sounded away
down the valley toward Brentwood,
and he heard one of them say, "My
Cod, there's .No. 8 now, nud we can'l
Hug her Mils side of the bridge!" then,
apparently speaking to some one with
lu the wagon, continued: "Now. He still
If you value your life! Jump In, Jim.
quick!" Aud with that tbe horses
were lashed to a run, and they clntier
ed away up the pike In the darkness
About ten ml miles later be heard the
freight rumbling along up the valley,
and  after  It  hud  almost  got  beyond
Dee, feebly calling for help,    The po  |  hearing   distance   to   the   west   then
lice found a pool of blood at the fool of
the cellar stairs und splashes ull along
from near the top, but not a sign of
struggle elsewhere aud not a truce of
Eric Langdon.    Along toward morning
Cresswell  managed  to tell  his story,
nud  I lien the police went nnd routed
out  the division  superintendent,  who
told a queer tale.    When the doctors
heard It. Ihey looked oddly al each oth
er and agreed that  It were best  thai
Cresswell   shouldn't   hear   It   until   he
was stronger.    It might unduly excite
him now.    Cresswell said he left the
superintendent. Mr. Belts, on guard nt
the cellar stairway In the back yard.
revolver In baud, und that he should
have seen bis (Cresswell'si  assailants
when  Ihey  made their escape ul   the
rear,  the only  way they could have
gin a    The superintendent snlil ho hnd
Uii't   Mr.   Cresswell   casually   on   the
street. Inquired for Mr.  Langdon and
went   wllh  Cresswell  to  the olttce to
find blm.    They knocked until Ihey be
llered that Langdon couldn't be there,
und he (tlie superintendent! desired to
search  elsewhere,   but   Cresswell   was
somewhat persistent that Belts should
wall   while he  went'round  and tried
the   back   way.     Bells   went  Just   In
oblige ihe colonel; "didn't like to of
fend blm."    The fact was he noticed
that  the colonel  bad  been drinking a
little, aud ai such I hues, as was well
known. Ihe Ketitueklatl wns apt to be
a bit dictatorial aud  to  tuke offense
rather easily.    Belts suld he knew the
colonel   had   been   al   the   bar of  tin'
lircniwoi.d   that   evening,   and   aftei
waiting a few minutes just to assure
himself Hie colonel was safely within
he hurried away about bis own bus!
ncss.    Hud be heard no sound of fall
or struggle'/ was asked.    Not a sound
of Hint kind.   He Ixid beard some one
moving about in tile hall and thought,
of course. It was Ihe colonel.    In fact,
sotio voce, he added he though! so still
uud that under the circumstances the
colonel   might   later  have  missed  his
footing and fallen headlong.    It could
not   be   conceived   possible   that   Mr.
I.angdon would brutally assault bis
friend ami benefaclor.
Now. Cresswell hud taken three or
four nips of his favorite beverage that
evening, but 'Boniface swore he wns
perfectly himself when he left the
Brentwood. That might be. said the
shrewd and somewhat envious lawyer
employed by ibe Big Horn ns counsel,
nnd yet uilglit he be "under alien Influences." One of two theories, said the
railroad lawyer, could be derived from
tlie facts, and only two. Ms-. Cresswell
had I'alleu down stall's under the influence of one of i fob forces. Bourbon or
a blow. If a blow, who gave ll but
Eric Lnugdon V No oue else was known
to have entered those doors Hint night.
came ihe short, quick single whistle,
the signal fer brakes. That must have
been somewhere about the long bridge
at the big bend. That was something
unusual, and, coupled with what lie
beard the men say. It excited his suspl
Cloil. Then when his copy of The Ban
ner told him about Langdon's dlsap
pearuuee be felt sure what ll all meant
and therefo'e came In to Brentwood to
tell his talc. And It was this thai
brought confusion to Bett9 and the
Brentwood strikers, for It was now evl
dent thut Langdon bad been spirited
away.
That foul means and force had been
resorted to no one who knew Langdon
could doubt. That railway men were
the perpetrators the words overheard
by Fanner Uuwley gave presumptive
evidence r.nrt that the abducted man
was SOl'ely Heeded developed 111 the
course of Hint very bight.
Observant of Ills counsel, the rllles at
the tlrst Intimation of another strike
had kept a guard nt the armory, nnd
ibis guard was Increased to u lieutenant and :!» men at noon ou Ihe -81 li.
Morcorer, ii was made up of men who
would light, and the scouts of the
strikers sent to reconuolter and report
ou the feasibility of again seizing the
alius and equipments returned and
"reported adversely." Two days Inter,
determined to wipe out the stain of
their military misadventure Hie previous year, fully UU inenihei's promptly
assembled at the call and awaited orders at-the armory, and still, hairing
the banishment of Mr. Burleigh In une
direction nud the presumable taking oil'
of Langdon lu ihe other, no deed of
damage or violence had been charged
to the strike. The sheriff had eagerly
accepted the theory that I.nngdon himself was Cresswell'! assailant end had
Ued to escape consequences. This
"made him solid" wlib the strikers und
warranted a certain Inaction. But now
the business tnen had taken matters in
bund. Tho Banner "ripped blm up the
back." us his friends expressed It, and
Ihe governor himself was on his way
to Brentwood, coining up from the capital b.v a cross country spur of the
Union Pacific, and matters were Hearing a climax. Tbe Grays were at the
station nt Qunnhson waiting for the
troop train, with Major McCouville
nnd four companies, feeling Its cautious way over culver nnd trestle from
the Missouri. If the strikers refused
to disperse at the bock of the governor,
would they illnch from the prick of the
bayonet? That was the absorbing
question. The mayor said yes. The
men thundered no, and Brentwood
held Its breath and waited. Meantime
the orders for tbe rifles were to sleep
on their arms nt their quarters. It
was the policy of wisdom.
(To be Continued.):
think nigh as much of him as they do
of me,"
"You ought to hale blm. Why don't
you?" Cressy demituded. Jimmy stared,
"Hate him I" he repeated slowly. "Why
should 1 hate IdmV IIo can't help be-
lu' whut ho Is—smart an' bright an'
good lookin'—no more'n 1 can help be-
in' what I am."
"And whut Is that?" Cressy asked
crisply.   Jimmy drew t. deep breath.
"A born fool," he said humbly. "But I
got sense enough to know It. All I
can do ls to be a real white man, an'
it ain't white to hate Chat— anybody
better off."
"You arc worse than a born fool—a
made one," Cressy cried passionately.
"An' you won't stand up for yourself.
You won't even say you love tne—you
drive me to tell you I kuow It"—
"Y'ou can't help but know It," Jimmy
broke In. "You been knowln' It ever
senco you were knee high. I been fool
enough to think sometimes maybe you
might fetch yourself to take mo—an'
the place"—
"I do love—the place," Cressy Interrupted) a smile dawning In her stormy
eyes. "An' It bus belonged to the Mar-
Ions ever sence the Indians went
away.'
"I know," Jimmy said wistfully, "but
don't let that bother you, Cress. There's
Jest us two of the name—Charles an;
tne. You needn't never leave^-tho
place—no matter whut happens."
Then persunslvely, "Let's us leave all
this talk until next year."
"Charley Is not so patient," Cressy
suld, swallowing hard. "He Insists upon n definite answer today."
"I lay he don't get It—not until you
ure good un' ready," Jimmy said, with
a quick smile, patting her hand. Then
he ran on i fltlngly, "Cressy, I love you
all I know In ", but don't you lot that
count If—If you love—anybody else."
They were bearing a roadside gate.
As Cressy went through It sbe said,
with her head very high: "Oo home,
Jimmy, an' give Charley bis answer.
Tell him 1 dou't kuow—an' I don't
wuut tp know."
As Jimmy went up the wnlk be saw
his mother at the sitting room window, very white and moaning faintly.
! He rushed Inside, Ills father met blm,
' all his hale ruddiness changed to ashen
gray. Charley bad come and sat at
Squire Marlon's desk, his pen racing
over n sheet of legal cap. Without
looking up, be called; "Saddle me a
fresh horse, Jimmy. The best you've
got. The minute tills la signed I must
ride like the devil."
"Whut's up?" Jimmy demanded. His
father clutched his shoulder, leaned
heavily upou It and gasped: "Son, son,
we're ou tbe edge of ruin! Charley
found out early this tuornln' that Gill
Magee bed run away with all tbe county money! And mo on his bond for
S.-.O.OOOI I trusted Gill like my own
brother!"
"There, there, Uncle Jim," Charley
Interposed. "Walls have curs sometimes, and wc must uot leave one loop,
hole in this precious document. It's a
deed of gift. J Imply, Uncle Jim makes
over to you everything—land, money,
stock and crops."
"Whut for?" Jimmy asked, bis eyes
wide. Charley laughed shortly. "Por
the best of reason-: *n save himself
from beggary and keep a roof over bis
head. But I've written It down for a
consideration of .fi, love and natural
nlTcclion. Sign, quick, Uncle Jim. Unless tills goes on record before Gill Ma-
gee's pranks got wind, It will be worth
l-.ss than the paper it's written on."
"Ob, It's hard!" the old man moaned.
"In my old age loo! I never did think
I could be brought lo any of them cpV-
erln' un tricks, I've been so proud to
bear folks say, "As honest us n Marlon.' But what else rats 1 do? I'm
old— seventy next month! 1 cnln't lot
my home go! I cnln't take my wife
to the poorhouse!"
"You'll have me, pappy, no mutter
whnt comes," Jimmy Bald, lifting his
head and throwing bis arm about his
father's bowed shoulders. So holding
him, he moved to where bis mother
sat, lifted her to her feet and with bis
free arm drew her to his breast. Then
he turned to his cousin and said clearly: "Charley, It was good In you to
think of us this a-way. But I caln't
see things your way. Now Gill's gone
had, by the Lord, ha shan't take old
! Jim Marion with him. I love the place,
every stock an' stone an' red clay bill
In it. next to   iny own people.    But  I
won't keep it unless 1 can keep It boti-
j ect"—
"Are you crazy?' Charley broke lu.
I "I   can  change  the   beneficiary   in   a
; trice.   Say. Uncle Jim. won't you trust
tne?    I'll certainly never take advun-
: tage of your trust.   Speak quick.    We
■  have Just three boms'  grace, uud   It
will take two at least to get back to
the courthouse."
"1 — 1 dou't believe I kcer to save
things except for Jimmy," Squire Ma-
ri'Ui began brokenly.
Charley sprang to his feet and stepped In frout of his cousin.    He  was
white with anger and  apprehension. '
In a blgb shaken voice he cried: "For i
Coil's sake, Jimmy, don't doom your !
lather   aud   mother   to   beggary.     It
makes  me feel   like  shooting  you   to
hear you quibble and prate when nil ,
their comfort,  It  may  be their  lives.
hangs on the matter of n minute/'
"They have got me," Jimmy reiterated.     Charley   flung   up   his   hands.
"Y'ou!"   he  cried,   with   the   iuteusest '.
i  scorn.     "What  are  you?    What  can
you do—without money or brains?"
"Work—all tiny an' all night." Jim
my said sturdily.    Charley drew back j
a step, his race twitching.    He bit Ids '
lips bard before he went on.
"Another thing, think of Cressy.  She j
|  will end b.v marrying yon If you keep
the place.    It Is that which has stood 1
i  between me and winning her.    I kUOW, I
! It.    Remember,  I  um speaking now I
I  against  myself.    I   cannot tlo less  In
j  face of all I  owe my  uncle and  my
t  dear,   good   aunt.     Speak   to  Jimmy, i
,  both of you.   If be still refuses to save
j you, sign this deed and put It in my |
I power."
Mrs. Marion nestled close to her son.
! Her husband broke away from them
j ii ml leaned from the open window,
Jimmy's eyes followed the father's
! gaze as It rested upon the familiar
t fields, the trig barns, tlio deep, shad
| owy woodlands belting the clear land.
Could they give ll up and go uwny.
■ strangers lu a strange laud?
Stronger, more insistent was tbe
( thought of Cressy. How should a beg.
j gar lift eyes to her? No. not a beggar
I except 1'ir work! Somehow the word
' was u tonic. He faced half about,
drew his mother iu front of htm and
. said with many breaks: "Charley —I-I
j —caln't talk witli you. But the Lord— ■
help tne—to show I—can work wllh
i you."
Squire Marion stepped beside Ida
son, linked arms uud said: "Ituin or no
[ ruin, Charley, I'll do as Jimmy says.
i If Ihe money must all go, let ll! Lord,
I what Is all the property in tlie world
I beside llndin' that I've got a real man
! fer my son?"
"The best man lu tbe world," Cressy
cried, breaking tempestuously from nn
ambush of half closed door. "I had to
come home right behind you," she
punted to Jimmy. "It—It Is not true—
whnt he said," nodding toward Charley. "Now you have lost everything
else, 1 ask you to—to take me."
"Atneu. The Lord be praised!" Squire
Marion said, cutchlug Cressy III Ills
arms. Charley darted away, swearing
under bis breath. Jimmy? Jimmy
put his head upon his mo'.her's shoulder and cried for the first time since he
was ten years old.
Jimmy showed the stuff he was made
of by working through five hopeless
years trying to save the homestead,
mortgaged to full value. Cressy helped
blm, singing about the place, her
face always sunshiny, her tempers all
blown away. Still there was rejoicing, Indeed, when 0111 Magee came
buck from tbe Klondike with money
enough to make good all his luckless
sureties bad paid. Little Jim, aged
four, high In the anus of hs doling
grandmother, held the cancelwl mort
gage in u candle tlainc and hluttheU to
see It burn. Across the hearth Ihe
grandfather looked on with eyes that
did not see nnd iniinnuroil brokenly.
"The righteous shall not be forsaken
uor his seed beg bread."
THE MAN WITH A LISP.
He   !villi  lo Slay  n  Bear und  Tired
Himself Oat.
The station agent ut Canon City had
a half grown cinnamon beer chained
up to a post ob a pet and a c'irloBity,
and while ihe train waited tht-e for
the custbouud to come aloug many of
the posseugcrs crossed tbe tracks to
gaze at the living wonder. Among
them was a girl faced man with a lisp,
who viewed the bear for awhile and
then went back to the agent and asked:
"Thir, 1 thee you have a bear over
there."
"Yes, sir."
"Is it u real bear?"
"Of course."
"If 1 should kill him, could I telegraph to my ma In New York thatb 1
had thlaln a savage monster of the
west?"
"You could."
"How much to let me thoot at him
thix times?" continued the young uiuu
as he fished up a small revolver.
"Twenty dollars for six shots," replied the agent
"1 will accept, and here ls your
nioneyth. Now, then, everybody thund
back while 1 thlay the monster In bis
trucks."
Wc moved back, and he advanced to
within ten feet of the bear und opened
fire. Thu beast stood broadside on.
eating some nuts thrown to blm, and
while the six shots were being tired he
did not even raise his hend. One bullet
carried away a bit of his fur, but every one of tlie others went over blm.
"Have I thlulu blm?" asked tho
young man as be stood with empty
weapon In bund.
"He doesn't appear to be slain," replied the agent. "Want to try six more
at the suiue price':"
"No, thir, 1 guess not. 1 will go in
and telegraph to ma thatb 1 sturted
outb to thlay a monster of tbo west,
but be refused to bo thlaiu und tired
mo outh!" M. QUAD.
It's a con,i War.
"That's the Chicago way of It," said
the western man, with a touch of pride
In his tones. "I went Into a barber
shop on Slate street eleven years ago
lo get shaved and went off without my
umbrella. I happened to be lu town
and passed the shop the other day,
and I went In and began:
" 'Barber, I got shaved hero some
ten years ago, and I left'—
" 'George,' says he to the boy, 'get
the gentleman bis cane, dress suit case,
liutbnx and mackintosh aud then call a
cab to take blm to the Palmer House.
Hair cut today, sir?' "
His  'Irfi-votoi Fault.
Black Junior—But, father, what If I
was at the Flip Flop vaudeville show'/
I saw you there too.
Black Senior—That's just what I'm
going to whip you for.
In   lllnel.   and  White,
One of Atlanta s most prominent
bankers has a young sou who has ul-
ready developed n surprising faculty
for business.
His father gave blm $5, and Instead
of spending It be banded It back to Ills
father to deposit for hlin In order Unit
he might draw the Interest.
A few days later, however, tlie
youngster saw something he wauled
more than he did the Interest, so asked
Ids father to please return the money.
'i'his the banker refused to do, explaining that the son had no note for
the money, and unless he could prove
In black and white that the money had
been handed hlin tbe ?0 was his.
The youthful financier looked both
puzzled aud unhappy, then Ids countenance cleared. He called the colored
butler.
"John, did you see mc give falber $S
the other day?"
He was answered In the allirmnllve.
Then he put tho same question to his
grandmother.
When she, too, snld yes, young Ma-
eh lu velll turned to bis father triumphantly:
"There, father, I have It lu black and
white."
Needless to add, he got the money.—
Atlantu Journal.
'A (tto.I.lii Thought.
To bo content In utter dnrkness and
Ignoranco Is indeed unmanly, and there
fore we think thut to love aud find
knowledge must be always right. Yet
wherever pride has any share In the
work even knowledge and light may be
III pursued. Knowledge Is good, anil
light Ib good, yet man polished in seel:
ing knowledge, nnd the moths perish
In seeklug liRht. uud If wc who are
crushed before the moth will not accept
such mystery us Is needful lo us we
shall perish In like manner. None but
the proud will mourn over tills, for we
may always know more If we choose
by wotklng on. but the pleasure Is, 1
think, to humble people, lu knowing
that the Journey is endless, the treasure
inexhaustible,—Buskin.
All Pre-empted.
A genlleiuun bad been absent for
some time and during his absence had
raised a pretty luxuriant crop of whiskers, mustache, etc. On returning homo
ho visited ti relative whose little girl
he wns very fond of.
The little girl made no demonstration toward .saluting him with u kiss,
as wns usual.
"Why, child," said the mother, "don't
you give Uncle Will a kiss?"
"Why, mil," returned tbe little girl,
wlLh the utmost simplicity, "I dou't
see any place!"
Waste of Material.
ne (chuckling over a Job of teakettle
mending)-Maria, I believe there wns
a good mechanic spoiled when I went
Into the law business.
Ills Wife—I don't know about that,
but you spoiled a good bachelor when
you got married.
Knew  tha Effectn.
"What has put her lu such a nervous
state?"
"I cau't be sure, but I thluk It's bearing herself talk."
I.limlii rC'i   Onlc*.
From Lambert's Oaks, formerly on
Inn, In the parish of Woodinaiisterne,
England, the famous Oaks stakes acquires Its naine. The house was built
by a society called the "Hunter's club,"
under a lease from tlie Lambert family
It afterward became the residence ol
the unfortunate General Burgoyne.
from whom It passed to the eleventh
Karl of Derby, whose grandson, tb,
twelfth earl, greatly Improved it.
Ragtime Rhymer.
The blue kangaroo on the wet mlnartt
Laughed out at tho folly of green
To the sod lilypad that It set In a fist.
As It had not a flying machine.
So weep while we creep to the base commonplace
Of thu nebulous coffee and bun;
It's rarely we cure, though we face ths
disgrace,
Of tho grease spats we see on tho sun.
To think Maeterlinck had a spent penitent
When shopping In Kalamazoo!
It was not such a lot, ninl I meant to
dissent,
But Whit was the poor man to do?
To slam  Rotterdam would  not blow up
-  Bordeaux,
As the Tulsa misogynists cry;
Then  why should we try to bake snow
when he inow
Wo shall meet In the sweet by and byT
This may,  1 should "say,  sound absurd,
but I've heard
Greater.- nonsense by far in my time
And read  what Is said to be great that
I'd state
Did not huve either reason or rhyme.
It shows 1 compose just as well in my
coll
As  some  much  cracked  up  poets  still
free;
I'm cracked, that's a fact, but some fellow might tell
Them to join me tn gay Kankakee.
—Chicago News,
■Oaklino  Women.
At a meeting of the Anthropological
society or Washington evidence was
adduced that tbe tattoo marks on Eskimo Women were made for the purpose of Indicating relationship.-
Uutlermllk  Grlildlcenkes.
For buttermilk giiddlecukes bent one
egg. add pint buttermilk and half tca-
spoouful salt; dissolve teaspoonful soda
In little boiling water; put three cupfuls
Hour In it bowl and pour liquid over
It, beating muss thoroughly; !btike In
thin cakes ou hot griddle. THE MORRISSEY MINER.     THE B"T da* op all.
HOW RELIEF CAME.
A QUEER EXPERIENCE.
MORRISSEY,   B. C.
"Xo; she's no bettor,** said a wo-
yanu when the doctor canto to visit
her husband. "Von told me to give
him ns much of tlie powder as would
lay on a ten-cent piece. I hadn't a
ten. but I have him as much us
would tjo on ten ones, and he's
worse,  if anything."
Messrs. ('. (.'.  Kit-hards & Co.
Gentlemen,— Theodore Dorais, a
customer of mine was completely
cured of rheumatism after five years
of suffering, by the judicious use of
MIKARP'8 LINIMENT.
The above fact enn be verified by
writing to him, to the Parish priest
or anv of his neighbors.
A.   COTE.
Mi-reliant.   St.   fsadore.  Que.,
May 112th. 1808.
Thui won in n doesn't li\ 8 wbo *
lose til a social cttl d gome u ithn
getting  mad.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
hy    [(Mill     n|i,.!ic
ua    they
ranch ths 'li.sciisvii portion nf the sal
There is only On* way to chip AaffieiM,
and i It il l is by cofiHt itut loiuil remedies.
Dsafnssi Is caused  i»y an  Inflamed   con*
dltlOl)   uf   tlie   mucous   lining   of   tht*   Kus-
tachlan Tube. Wiii*ii this tutu* if cts in*
flamed you huve a rumbling souruj or Imperfect bearing, and wlieu it Is snttrely
closed diufiit-ss Ih tho result, und unless
t he Inflammation can he taken out uml
ihis tubf restored to lt» normal vomii-
tlonj hem-inn will ho destroyed for ever ;
nine cases out of ten ure caused hy cn-
tnrrh. which is nothing; hut an inttamJM
(ondftiou  of the hiucouh surfaces. tW
We will Rive One Hundred DollarajB
uny case oi Deafness (caused by uutu'irm
that cannot he cured hy Hall's Catarrh
(lure.   Send fur circulars,   free.
Address, F, J. QHENEV & Co., Toledo   I).
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Hull's Family I'ills ure the best.
There have been 2,819 people killed
and 89.800 injured by the railways
of tho United States during the past
year.
Nurses' Experience.
Medical men say that a good nurse
in a difficult case is better tbfth medicine, but when we can get a good
nurse and good medicine, the patient
stands a much bettor chance of recovery. The few words of advice
given below by nurse Eliza King, aro
well worthy tbe attention of all
renders :
"1 have constantly used St. .Jacobs
Oil tn the various situations I have
occupied ns nurse,nnd huve invariably
found ft excellent in all cases requiring outward application, such as
Bpralria, bruises, rheumatic affections,
neuralgia, etc. in cases of pleurisy
it is nn excellent remedy—well rubbed
i can strongly recommend it after
several years' use and experience, it
should he in every household.
Sister Carolina, St. Andrew's Hospital, writes : " 1 have found St.
Jacobs Oil a most eillencfous remedy
iu gout also in sprains aud bruises,
'ndeed, we cannot say too much iu
Ita |?r&isb, and our doctor is ordering
it constantly*"
The   llank    of    England   employs
about    1000    people,  pays a quarter
of a million in wages and $35,000 a
: year in pensions.
If attacked with cholera or summer
complaint of any kind send at once for
a bottle of Dr. J, P. Kellogg'8 livsen-
t,i'i'V ('oidiul, and use it according to directions It acts with wonderful rapidity in subduing that dreadful disease
ihat weakens the strongest man aud that
destroys tho youn" nnd delicate. Tho^e
who have used this cholera medicine rmy
ii nets nruinnl Iy and never fails to effect   a   thorouirb  cure.
The fJerinans are over keen for foreign trade, and are now tenrhing
the Chinese lahgudgo to their com-
• mcrclnl students. While the Chinese
language is very complicated, it has
been simpliilod to a very great degree for tne purposes of commercial
usage.
Somelimes in our more tolerant
and forgiving moods, we don't blame
people for whut they do; at the name
time we cannot help but fool that
they ought to have had more sense.
CANADIAN NORTHERN
Winter Tourist
Excursions...
Through Tickets.     Lowest Rates
Best Time to all Points.
OCEAN STEAMSHIP TICKETS.
For   full   Informal,.hi   consult   any   Canadian  Northern   llv    Agent.   .
GEO.  11   SHAW,
Traffic   Manager.
Canadian Pacific
"THE" ROUTE TO
Australasia
A»d the Orient
CANADA'S SCENIC ROUTE
Travel hy the 0. P. R. and h« assured ol SOLID COMFOKT.
First-class C. P. R. Sleepers
on all through trains.
Through Tourist Sleepers •   the best
Tourist Hates quoted to all points
East, West, South,
The Old Country,
The Orient,
The Antipodes.
Those desiring information In to
gard to any part of the world roach-
ed by the 0. P. R. or its connections
are requested to apply to any C. P.
R.  representative or to
c. e. Mcpherson
U«n. Pas. Agt., Winnipsg.
Two  iii-a.uii.   **Yli>   Snail:-.?   A.srftja
Appeal* lo Ibe Children.
On weekday minifies l.-iiiu r bad
gone to work when you mine down
stairs, but on S«uduy mornings when
you awoke a trifle earlier. If anything—
"Father!"
Silence.
"Father!" a little louder.
Then u sleepy "Yes."
"We want to get up."
"It Isn't time yet. You children go ts
sleep."
You waited.   Then-
"Fatber. ls It time yet'/"
"No.   Y'ou children lie still."
So you and l.izheth. wideawake,
whispered together, and then, to while
away the time while father slept, you
played Indian, which required two lit
tie yells from you to begin with (when
the Indian You arrived lu jiur warpaint) and two big yells from l.izbeth
to end with (when tbe Paleface Sbe
was being scalped).
Then father said It wus "no iiSe."
and mother took a baud. Y'ou were
quiet ufter that, but It was yawny Iy
ing there with the sun so high. You
listened. Not a soiuid came from father and mother's room. Yuu rose can
tlouKly. yuu aud l.lzbi'tli. lu your little
bare feet. Yuu stole softly across the
floor. The door was a crack open. si,
you peeked lu. your face even with tlie
knob uud l.lzlieth's just below. And
Ihen at one and the same lustaut yon
both suid "Boo!" aud grinned, and llif
harder you grinned the harder fattier
tried not to laugh, which was a sign
that you cuuld scramble Into bed with
him, you ou one side und l.izbeth on
Ihe other, cuddling down close while
mother went to see about breakfast.
ll was very It range, but Willie It had
been so bard to drowse lu your own
bed tbe moment you were lu father's
you did net want to get up ut all. Indeed, It was father who wanted to get
up first, and it was you who cried that
it was uot time.
Weekdays were always best for most
things, but for two reasons Sunday
wns the best day of ull. One reason
was Sunday din hit. Tho other was father.
JAPANESE REGALIA.
Iloynl  Emblems Without  Which  the
Euiueror Coold Not Hole.
The Japanese royal emblems consist
of a copper mirror, symbolic of linowl
edge; a steel sword, symbolizing courage, nnd agate Jewels, representing
mercy. The story of their origin wus
told thus by a Japanese official:
The sun goddess became angry with
Ihe earth and withdrew Into n cave,
plmiglt'g everything Into darkness.
The other deities could not Induce her
to come out, so began to make a noise
as of great rejoicing, which aroused
the curiosity of Ihe Irate goddess. She
finally came to tbe mouth of the cave
lo learn tbe cause of the uproar and
was told that they hud found u more
beautiful goddess than herself. The
sun goddess came out Ihen, demand
Ing to see her rival, and the crafty deities held the mirror before her, which
drove all her sulklness a way.
The sword was taken by Buscnoo.
the brother of the sun goddess, from
the tail of nu eight headed serpent
thut haci been annually devouring n
beautiful girl. Susenoo placed eight
great tubs of wine In his way and when
he was sleeping killed blm uud took
the sword ns a trophy.
The sword ls kept In an apartment
near the Imperial bedchamber nnd
called Ihe Rcotn of the Sword. The
Jewels have also a room to themselves,
and Ihe mirror Is lu charge of a priestess. The regalia have the highest significance In Ihe eyes of the people, aud
it is held that no emperor can possibly
rule without (lie three virtues which
they'represent. Ho must, moreover,
hold the actual tokens, and In Ihe Im
perlul code It Is enjoined Hint on the
dentil of the sovereign his heir must
take possession of them.
The "Bfmln" of on Apple
One end of the apple bears the name
of "basin" nnd contains the remnants
of the blossom—sometimes called the
eye of the frnlt This part of Ihe apple
Is deep in some varieties aud shallow
and open lu others. This Is the weakest point In tbe whole apple as concerns the question of the keeping quality of the fruit. If the basin is shallow
and tbe canal to the core (Irmly closed,
there Is much less likelihood of the
fruit decaying than when It Is deep,
and tbe evident opening connects the
center of the fruit with the surface.
As It Ueiill)   Was.
"I.ny on, Macduff!" cried MneA'th.
Macduff was motionless.
"Wbat'll be the matter nooT" said
Macbeth. "Dluna ye ken that's the
cueV"
"1 wns/ nn sure," said Macduff,
"whether ye were Just recht In yer
grammar. I thought ye meant "lie on'
au' that I wadua stand but it's ull
recht noo."
And the conflict begun.
Quick Promotion.
"I hear your brother is an usslstnnt
!kk -keeper."
"\os. indeed. And, do you know, he
proved himself so clever Hint they've
passed him over the Urst and second
iiBslstnutsblps nnd made him third as
slstuut right off."
Never Still.
Mrs. Nnggein—And do you love me
still?
N'aggem (wearily)—1 don't know; I've
pever had tbe chancel
Ko one likes to be reminded that
there  is another side to the story.
One does not have to full asleep to
dream.
Obsidian Cliff.
Obsidian cliff. In the Yellowstone National park, was once neutral ground,
where many Indian tribes came to
make spearheads und arrowheads. Tho
cliff Is hundreds of feet In height and
ls composed of a substance resembling
black glass, small pieces of which ure
transparent.
The Turklah Turbiin.
The Turkish turban cunie In during
the reign of John of I'rance. It was
sometimes three feet high und as big
ns a baiC'l
Am la.tere.liug Story From An IceUudis
Settlement.
,From  the  Itjftlserg,   Winnings;.   Man.
I The reuders of Logherg have long
been familiar with the virtues of Dr.
Williams' Pink I'ills through the well
authenticated cures pubMied in these
columns each week. Many of our
readers are also able to vouch for
cures which have come under then
own   observation     This   week     T.og-
|berg" has received a letter from one
of its renders. Mr II. Walterson, a
prosperous fanner living at Ibu, in
which he gives ins own experience In
the hope that it may benefit some
nt her sufferer. Mr. Walterson says :
■ Some years ago I was suffering so
greatly    from    rheumatism    in    my
, limbs thut I was for a long time unable to do any work. I tried In
many ways to obtain a cure, both .by
patent medicines and medicine prescribed by doctors, but without obtaining any benefit. I sow l»r Williams' Pink I'ills advertised iu tbe
I.ogberg as being a cure for tbis
trouble aud determined to Rite It a
trial. I bought n dozen boxes and
before hall' of  them were used  I  fell  a
great change for the beuei. This Improvement    continued   from    day  to
■day. und before 1 bail used nil Un-
pills I wus completely cured. Since
that i Into I have never had an attack
of ibis trouble, After this I used iln-
pills in several other ruses and no
other medicine has been so benenclui
'to me.   I feel it my duty to publicly
give testimony to th rits of this
wonderful medicine so othera similar*
Iy afflicted may be led to try it."
i If you are weal, in- ailing; if your
j nerves are tired iiutl jitded, or your
;blood is out of condition, you will be
jwlse to use Dr. Williams' Pink I'ills,
[which are an unfailing cure for all
blood and nerve troubles. Hut be sure
you get the genuine, with Ihe full
liume •■ Hr. Williams' Fink 1'llb; for
Pale People" on tlu> wrapper around
every box. Sold by all medicine dealers or sent post paid at 50 cents a
box or six boxes for |S,60 by writing
direct (o the l'r. Williams' Medicine
Co.,   Drockville,   Ont.
It Made One  «...  ■  BelleTer In  Ibe
Supernatural.
"1 want to tell you a tery queer ex
perlence 1 had." said the colonel, 'it
borders so niU'h on the superstitious
It throws me somewhat in doubt as lo
whether 1 believe In the supernatural
You all know what a fondness I have
for driving, and the more spirited the
horses urt' the better 1 feel to put them
on their mettle. Well, a few summer*
ago 1 bought a pair of high strung,
< strongly built bay horses and began to
drive  I lit-iii     One  Sunday   morning  1
"WELL, THANK YOU."
A Uranton Man is now Able  to
Make this Answer.
Inquiring Friends did not always get
such a Cheery Reply because for
Many Years Mr. Fletcher Suffered
with Lumbago.
Oranton, Oat., Oct
Mr.     John     FletcJ
fanner  in   thj
1:
ier
place uli
12.  t Special >—
a  u ill-known
suffered foi
ask   r=-on
Ogilvie    Oats
Delicious flavor.    Kre* from hulle.      Warranted Pure.
Put   up   Id   all   Blzed   packages.
Ogilvie's Hungarian
Ai  now  manufactured
Insist on getting "OGILVIE'S,
The great FAMILY FLOUR.
'   as they   \r# better than tha Beat.
HAVI
NO    EQUAL..
"1 drove up Sl CUorlei oreoiM to
Washington,  out  Washington to tbe
railroad crossiuj;, buck a^.'iiu lo St.
Charles avenue and then up to Car
n.llinii unfit Opposite tllS old Carroll
ton ^ir.im.- aud there stopped to rest
under a tree.    We had niov«*d ut u
-   ™ -•" for a  l»in,'
uu qua,, recently.
J1,,,Ss  "'-'I   hou   hn  u...   ...       ,'
Unit'
Mr
Ion
I    "'
OJ   lilfl
is  foJ
PSZ,^i£:''PP< color"
pretty   good   puce,   the   weather   was j nothing to boln ma "''   ' '"',l'   f;
n*ulted  the i».-s
; When a short young man gain
sweet on a tall gtrl he Immediately
buys a hitfh silk hat.
An  evening  <'nM   In   productive
pleasure either     when  you  cOliifl
when you po.
It.    often  takes  a   round     sum     to
square a crooked transaction.
To Sleep Well
get your stomach and liver
acting right. The easiest,
quickest aud safest way to
do it is to use
Beecham's
Pills
Sold Everywhere.   In boxes, 85 cents.
w.'trui, uml l believed tbat a little rest
would ilo tlie horses good. I forgot to
tell you tbat I bad in Hie rear sent of
tbe surrey my wife uml daughters,
j "We stopped Just iiuiler a tree, on
the tide of the neutral ground, ami
Ihere waited, -lust then a party "f
about twenty bicyclists came lu si^lit.
eonitng up ihe avenue, Ah they passed
us lu.v horses reared uml made one
plunge. 1 hail the reins In my band,
and the ladies were sealed in the sur
rev. Whut made me do it 1 do not
know, nor enn 1 account for It. lmt I
let RO the reins and the horses run
away—rop away, mind you. from the
surrey unhitched. Tliesturcy remained
perfectly still for a moment and then
by Ils nun momentum slowly slid
.town to the sidewalk. We all not out
without the slightest anxiety whatever,   it was perfectly astounding.
"We mnde a careful examination of
the straps. Ihe hooks, the chains, the
pole, uud there was nothing broken,
Dothlng strained, nothing bent—in fact,
it was Just its If some unseen spirits
hud carefully unbooked the horses and
let lliem go. The horses were brought
back In nbout two hours. Wc ugilln
made a careful examination of the
harness, and 1 assure you Ihe entire
otillit was lu perfect condition-nothing broken, nothing hurt or damaged
whatever. Now, how can you account
for tbat! I nui not Inclined lo believe
in the supernatUrill, hut Ut times when
1 think over this Incident 1 do not
know what to believe."
Willi
I
tors im Oru
thej  ,,,ul,i
'   11   he.l
fi run toi
I'ills   I,,.
''il'lll    ll,;,-
,''"" "'"' •■'    Uai-j's, 	
I" nothing  for „„.
"""   daj  .. druggist    i,
m'ck.-m,.,i    I,,,,,,,-.    Kldl)M
i-.n,„,„.; izilP) '■ ;" '
"; •*> PPPPPX >;:!;-
ed   me  i,,„|   I   ,,.,,. ,    oox '•'■'!'
—"..,i,,c,:.,;-',';:„;; 'al law '
I   am   mow   ns   well   as   over   I ,.
1    'COMM!„,.„,!     ,,„
friends, uml ;1S f.
Jfouse/itepers must find itxtif-
-jimll"todecidewfiMPACMAGE
TFaA is the best- there are sttfnany.y
kV-- -> If you trfm: Mp
GDLD STANDARD
Uwill$ettfealL
"".       •• , ■ ■■!.■ '■        -t    ■    ■'-■ ■a;-'-.    ■■ .wrr-Fr'**"
nil
myself I never In.
lend H„„  ,„v hougu s)||i|,
them,  „„■  |   M|evo  than|
greatest   medicine in  i|„.
Mr.  Fletcher ..s „ „„„, „,,„ lno
ever}  word !„■ says   uud i
lo substantiate th,.    truth „,
statement nude uhoic.
'Ihere seems to he no ces.. „f r.uiii
bago,   Backache, Kidney Trouble   •■
Hhoumatlsm    that
Pills will not cuie.
Telegraph rates in the 1 mi.
States average double those in Iii
rope.
he without
to he the
world ■'
prepnied
IS
KELPIOEi
Dodd'i
Kidne
pf    U llaiNLABt
  CMSl.iT   :
endorsed by b>at EngH.f.hmadlc«lJournal*.
Supplied lo British goWISTSlS South Attic*.
For all Throat and Gland Troubles, Lumps,
Abscissas, Old Soros, Ulcers, Folons, Skin
Diseases, Eczema. Pimples, Stiff Joints,
Rheumatism, Lumbago, Sprains, Bruises,
Piles, Cuts, Soro Feet Pleurisy.
Sold by Druggists. ISo.   Try It once.
A piece uf property at thu southwest corner 6t Twelfth and Market
streets in Philadelphia wns suld n--
contly for $600,000. The lot had a
frontage of 45 feot '.» tlichen on Market street, with a depth of 113. This
makes the rate por fool  about si i -
(Hill.
At the state foil' in Syracuse there
was a race between two flocks <>i"
gtcho, driven by women.
Hiiiard's Liniment for Rheumatism.
An Irish chnrwninan's BUdden and
romantic leap Into riches hits brought
suitors  It  her humble Cork  dwelling.
Ah.
it
are used
burg mines
100,000 cases   .
annually at   tin
r dj nam He
.Johannes
■ fttonkea
utonalln,
nml [arks
Hruiiri    Sunn   cleans   kitclii
it eel,   iron   nnd   tinware   knlvi
tun I nil kinds nf cutlery.
ANIMAL ODDITIES.
THE MODERN MOTHER.
Silence   is   golden     only
plied to tlie other fellow.
HALCYON HOT SPRINGS
SANITA RIU |V|
Arrow  Lmk«,   E3    O.
sn inn.',i  m iii-i  Manny   nui railed  tor
grtuiilt'ur.   Tha iu..m Oamplftfaa   >•> i.i'h   re*
surt uu iii.' . MiiiiiHjit ur Sun:, America.
Its inn lift Ottta ull   Ncrvout   and   H neca-
lur dlitt ntttt.    Ite utit.'iH   li.ul   ul)    Kltliiay,
Llrar nud siuiuut-ii allmentSt
They are a n -k i--ttilliug romedj' for   oil
It iit-miuil ii   tmublue.
TERM »i:> k> $is ,
to r*8id«Dc« In Jloiel or
Br   we.'k.
'illai.
aecordiiis
IMPERIAL MAPLE SYRUP
Thr <|iiitih_> "ininiiuil Ironi Oican lu
Ocean. Your inonai I»ii»-k if not »nt-
IttMtotft	
ROKK&  I  Al liAMII ».,  \; l-     MOM HI   \ I
T. H. METCALFE & CO.
Grain and Commission K1crol:unts.
lliulifHi prirpi nAl.l for « heat, «»:itK, har-
!»•>- «»r fla> '" larlutn. Wire t,y irrtie me
r>r nrteei before ■ulUiijr, Liberal miviiii-
raii mnde on nonflljpiiuentH nnd handled
an oommlMlon*   Llcanied uml rimidud,
r. <». I!i>x 850, Winnipeg* W»««
Our
Blood
.will tell
When an animal is all run down,
has a rough coat and a tight hide,
anyone knows that his blood is out
of order. To Veep an animal economically he must be in good health.
DICK'S
BLOOD PURIFIER
is a necessity where the best results
from feeding would be obtained.
It tones up the system, rids the
stomach of bots, worms and other
parasites that suck the life blood
away.
Nothing like Dick's powder for
a run dowu horse.
60 cents a package.
Leemlng, Miles & Co., Agenti,
nONTRCAL.
Sr?«2
I
Floral
Pins.
QUR NEW illustrated
^^ catalogue, which we
fend free of charge to any
address, offers an assortment of gift articles
almost unlimited.
The Pansy Stick Pin
shown above has the
natural color effects hard
enamelled on 14k. gold.
The centre setting is a
perfect diamond.
We guarantee the safe
delivery of this to any
address for $8.50.
It Is snid tlmi Hie fritfiite bird can
fly nn entire week without stopping to
rest .
Some of tho cuts Iii Liberia nre ol
a bright rml tint, ami they nre very
conspicuous lu the moonlight
The cry Of n young seal when wounded or about lo be attacked resembles
Unit of u child In distress, nnd tears
flow from Its eyes.
The common herring is the most dif
ileuli of nil marine creatures to catch,
ulive for an a<|Uarium. A whale Is
the most (liklleult to preserve ulive.
Crimes, storks and wild geese fly
fast enough to make the trip from
northern hlurope to Africa In a week,
but most of them rest north of the
Mediterranean.
A fox Is dainty aa well as crafty
and prefers the tongues of lambs for
food. He has been seen lo chase sheep
until they, on becoming tired, bun
out their tongues, which he then tears
off nnd eats,
A caterpillar cannot see more than a
centimeter ahead—that Is to say. less
than two-11 ft lis of an Inch. The hairs
on the body nre said to he of as much
use as Its eyes In letting it I.now what
Is going on nrouud.
Her N'*Tkt .liu'l..-l.
A navnl officer engaged In ordnnnco
duty uu a home station was given to
talking in his sleep, One ulght he
awakened his wife by shirting up In
bed ami exclaiming In accents of pitying distress:
"She must have a new Jacket! I
must manage to get one for her!"
The wife, know!- g her husband's
slumbers had novel before been disturbed by the requirements of her
wardrobe, becuuie vastly agitated und
gripped liini by the arm.
"William! William!" she breathed
earnestly Into his cur, hope meanwhile
rising high In her breast. "Who Is
BheV"
"My three Inch gun!" sighed the
overtaxed ordnnnco man.
BM Ways of Oaring  for Bull)   Tim
(Irundinotlu'ri Never Kuew.
-Many   almost sacred   traditions of
the   nursery   huve  been  cust   aside   by
the Up-to-date mother. Even the onco j
essential  cradle is now seldom  found
in tho house blessed by Daby's presence.     The  modern  baby   is  not   fed '•
every time he    cries,  but    when  the ,
clock announces the proper time. The
doctor   approves   of this, und baby is I
better for  it.     but   despite    regular [
hours in'  feeding,  nearly  all  tho d'H-
orders  of  Infants nre  caused  hy  do-
Irangomonl  of the stomach uud bowels.     Mothers' greatest problem is n
troatment of those ills thut  will  in'
gentle but    effoctive,  and,  above ull,
safe.      Airs     .1    W.    Ilailey.  of Head
Lake,  (Int..   writes  from  the fullness
of experience when she says' " 1 have [
used Daby's Own Tablets for my six I
months   old baby who wns troubled i
with indigestion,     Tho results were
beyond my expectations.   Words cannot    convey    to those who have nut
* Itried   them   the  worth   of  these  Tali- |
"lets.   1    will    never    again     use any!
other preparation for the baby, as I !
ii in   convinced   there   is    nothing so i
good as Baby's Own Tablets."
These Tablets are n genii11 laxatldo |
and comforting medicine for infants
and childron. They are pleasant to
take nnd are guaranteed to contain
no opiate. .If your druggist does not
keep Daby's Own Tablets send 45c to
the fir. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Drockville, Out., or Schenectady, 13.
Y.i nnd a full sized box will he mail-
od, post paid, to your address.
-fdrULe/ aMirnyJ^
'£dl/
stesltXfUd/ ffi777is eu^UfHiy Ft) inFO
Jrter /utTUr drvrftfUm^ ir .
7"
ring-Pong i.s    tu lit*    played in a
ylubii  liuiihu  by   a  Dublin  i:luh,   Whicll
\\%a just boun formed for  the eujo>-
IlU'lll   Ot   UlU  ti'UUIU.
LllO
niiiYii-ul   Lllit'fl.
She—Wonn'ii Iniven't « bit more eurl-
osiiy tintii men, I'm certain
He—No. hut It Ih mniilft-sted In dlf-
fortmt lines. I'or ijiHtiiuct*, n wonittn
inlnl)t own ii sowing inncljjne without
limliim out how it Is inmle. hut she
wouldn't h.-ive n KOinnslress lu the
house a (hiy without UnowlUK ull about
her.
A woman's Idea 01' a dutiful husband is ono who will stay nt home
nnd look after the baby while she
spends the  afternoon  shopping.
be.
wU
At tho prosont ratio of propfrosa 7"
yours will elapse before Pompeii Is
entirely uncovered. It Is thought
that ns much troasure rbmains ns bus
been exhumed,
■it* oovor  wns (iml  bever  will
traal pauacsa, in one ronieuj
lo wincii iif«n tu aelr—tau v«-
of many curatives bum*; hui i
uiu iferuia  ut' olUor unu  ui.m
tl   ulst-ii:>ou    luuLuU    Ul    W.<J    : i C
[jutii'iit — wiuii  wouttj  ruliuvu
.11 11011 wouitl aggravata tliu oyu-i
i,n\t-.    iio\»eM,'i,    in   (juimny    \\mv,
ubtamable iu auuml, uuadulterateu .-.i.i..
a tviaaU) for uiauy ami grievous ills. li>
itt> urauual mm judiciOUb  uae UlO Irailant
syeiLiiu ars it-tl into con\ aloscoitco anu
strctigth -<i Uie inUuento winch cjuiuuv
oxtjii.i uli naiuru a own i'est.oi'uti\us. i>
I'Oiioves the druouiug spirits oi Uiotc
with vvhoiu a chronic state oi Uioruui
UesjionUenuy uml lack ui inteivst iu nn
is a diseuss, und by irauquilizing tht
aurvos, uiHposes to sound and reliesbuiii
sleep—imparts vigor to tlie actlou ot tu<-
idood,   Vi hich,   nyiiig  stiaiulated,    cuurees
i through the veins, HtreugtheiUng tin*
healthy animal functions oi the systein,
thereby making  activity  a necessary  i\-
I suit, Strengthening the frame and giving
life to the digestive organs, which natu-
i rally di'innml Increased substance—re&uli,
improved appetite. Northrop & Lyman,
of Toronto, ha\c given to the public
their Superior Quinine Wino ui the usual
i rate,    uud.    guuged    by    the  opinions  oi
Scientists,  tins wine approaches   nearest
! perfection   of   any   In   tho   market.      All
' druggist^ Bell it.
Polo is probably thp oldest of athletic sports. It bus been traced to
GOD B.C.
Cleburne, a town in Texas, possesses a gray-brindle tom-cat that Is
80 years old. The animal has n<
teeth,  and  is  unable to  mow.
lUnnielfHti.
Amntour-When I stand on thestngft.
I see nothing, uml I uiu eouselous of
nothing but tHe role 1 nm pjnylug. The
aud Ion tv disuppt'iii's entirety
Pricud-Well l can't bluiuo tho audience mui-h for
Ryrie Bros.,JewiLMS-
Yoin Md Adelild. Sis., Toronto.
t uiiHi'i-Millkiil of Cneri:.-.
"Wbat was your Idea lu bavin?
BeftllU '.earn lyiieHrilliiuV"
"Well, sbe was always drumtiilni;
v.'illi lier llni:ers. and I ItloUKbt fibe
mlfbt as well do It to some purpose."
I'll 1.1   For  l lie  Tickle.
At tbe table of tbe regent duke of
Orleans It wns the custom for u guest
lo drop ti piece of gold In a plate from
Whicll L'o bad just eaten a disb whose
taste be fancied.
People would get more real enjoyment out of money If II took them as
long to spend It us It does to tun IU—
CUeago News.
Prune Sonflle.
To make prune souffle: One cup of
prunes "toned and chopped, whites of
three eggs beaten to utmost and half n
cup of powdered sugar. Heat well together, put ll) gultel-ed pudding dish
nud bake slowly twenty-live minutes.
Serve Willi whipped cream or soft custard.
No Danger.
Prof. W. Hodgson Ellis, Official
Analyst to the Dominion Government, has proved by analysis that
"Sunlight Soap Is a pure and well-
" made soap, and has a thorough
" cleansing power, without danger to
"the clothing or skin."
Clothing ls worn more in the wash
than in use where common soaps
are used, and the hands are liable
to eczema. Try Sunlight Soap-
Octagon Bar—next wash day, and
you will see Prof. Ellis 1b right.
No ono should know better than
h. 222
Sinard's Liniment is best Hair Restorer.
Tilings   tbat   make
nuke a inan .swear.
a   woman
Beware  of  the  man
soft, persuasive voice.
As
•5^4ta&
Parmelee'fl  Vegetable   IHHa ci
mandrake and DutuU-iion, they euro
and   Kidney   Complaints     with   un
certnInly.  They  also contain  root
herbs which  havo  specific   virtues
wonderful   in  their action on  tho
och  nnd  bowels.   Mr.  EC,   A    Cairn
Shakespeare,   writes :   '*l   consider
melee's fills an excellent  remedy f<
jousness nml   Derangement  of  the
haviits used them my sol ( for some
intaln
Liver
iml'
atom
ACTS GCHro
ON
OVER
Nntiu's oi Oroonland ar
distant people.
AND
KID^   BOWELS
oMsttia;
OVERCOMES ...oATlrtn.
HaBiTu/u.CoNsTIPAT'0n
*"UAU      PERMANENTlt
"5**^fffvnpp
BUY THE GENUINE-MANTDBY
gU^RNlAjTG^YRVP^.
rx\. <tT% o
f 0" 'All tn tu WU66I1TS. p»q iot.n/1
j    A  spoiled ebilil  Is  U> I"
cause oi its fool parents.
	
'    \ ou can never toll what t
I in love or b baulky    horBe
next.
pitied bi
woman
will do
M.WAVs ON HAND.—Mr. Thomas n
Porter, Lower Ireland, r. t* writes
"Mv son, IH months old. hiui croup wi^
ban tlmt nothing gave him relief until o
nciffhboi' hrowcht mo some of Dr.Thomas'
Eelectrie Oil which I cmc him. ami in
six hours he Was cured. It is the best
medicine 1 evei used and 1 would not be
without ti bottle of it in mv house."
All the world's n Btage and nil tho
women Ihorcon want speaking pints
u wise
Wll   fi
son     wbo     knowotll
tther will stand for a
Minard's Liniment Cures LaGrippe.
* Thu timo comes terribly soon to
: ncoplo when they quit staying out
late nights, nnd join those who Ho
Wide awake in worrying over those
, who are out.
THREE OF A KIND
all Ur( INAS; nn have that lovely aro-
mai »n that iiuit/s west flavor for trhlob
tho ri^m is noted* All smoke tin-in,
aa<l all made by
GEO. F. BRYAN & CO WINNIPEG
Entirely vegetable,   UsadforSQ y.ais by lend-
n t PliTsiciiins. The bast pill fur every ill of
the hii'mnu ttomiehi livor ntnl bowels, v^k
your dealer for   it   or   send   to   FI.r.MlNO'S
bun- sioui:, niiAMiuN. man.
riotonlc fri
ln\ o without
>ndship is
honorable
But   lew   men ure able to see. a  sea
serpent unless they are halt-Seas over.
Minard's Liniment is the best.
■'  Conversation
says a philosopher.
perhaps.
a    n  dead art,"
Talked to death
Chronic Derangements of the stomach.
Liver und BlootT are speedily removed by
ihe acti\e principle of the infrredleiHa en-
tertnft Into the composition of Parma-
■ee'a Vejfetablo Tills These pills act
specifically, on the deranred organs, stitn-
ulatlnit to action the dormant eneraics
ni the system thereby removino; disease
und renewinv life and vitalltv to the af-
icted. In this lien the ffreat Becret of
t he  nouularitj   ol   Parmelee's   Veael able
nus.
In tlie early morning Leeds workmen can travel live miles for a penny
by the    municipal electric   tramway
ears.
The Japanese eat more fish than
any other people in the world. With
them meat is a foreign innovation.
confined to the rich, or, rather, lo
those rich people who prefer it to
the national diet.
W. N. V. No. 401. r'
THE MORRISSEY  MINER.
iHB   MINER   PUBLISHING   CO
F. E. SIMPSON, Manager.
M. ROCKENDOHF, Local Editor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
One Year, in advance, $2 00
Six. Months, " 51.00
Advertising rates, $1 00 per inch
BRIEF   MENTION.
Albert Maul/, the FernU brewer, was
hi town Thursday.
R. Wood, storekeeper at the mine
went In to fernie Wednesday night.
Mrs, K. Hirti of Elko, was In town
Ala week visiting with her husband.
George IIortoD, the well known cigar
(nan of Winnipeg, was In town last Sat.
arday,
Superintendent Jntnicson of tbe Crow,
went east la Ms new private car Wednesday.
Milt Kastner, the genial ballllT of
Fernie, was up to the mloes on business
Tuesday.
tf yru want any books kept or made
op, call and see G. 8, Moffatt In The
Miner building.
Read today's news today, and read It
lb the Daily News, Nelson's live dally.
Jack Glhls sells it.
H. L Stephens and Johnny Lawson
went to Fernie Thursday. In the absence of a train they hiked it.
J. N. Bishop of Edmonton, a bolder of
Morrissey real estate, was In town this
week sizing up the proposition.
Quite a number of Improvements have
been made In the C. P. R. yards this
week in the way of leveling up the
track.
While the mornings remain decidedly
frigid, the days are pleasant with lots
of sunshine, and the snow is gradually
disappearing.
The west bound train on the Crow
wis eight hours late Tuesday morning,
and Wednesday, by way of diversion,
she came in on time.
If there is any truth in the old saying,
March Is liable to go out like a sick kit
ten, as there hasn't been a morning this
month  that   the   thermometer   hasn't
been down to the zero mark.
K. J. Higbye is recovering from a
severe attack of lumbago, which kept
him confined to the house for several
days. It don't seem like the same old
town with "Jumbo" shut inside.
Church of England services will be
conducted (D. V.) by the Rev. Aykroyd
Stoney on Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, in the Methodist church. All
are very cordially invited to attend.
R. R. Raymond, formerly a brakeman
on the Great Northern run from Jennings up, has succeeded Mr. Robertson
as conductor, since the latter■'& promotion to a passenger run on the main
line.
Quite a number of Morrissey people
will attend a social dance to be given
at Mr. and Mrs. George Haessler's at
the mine next Monday evening. Preparations have been made for a jolly
good time.
Dan Hayes, the sawmill man, was in
town Monday morning. Mr. Hayes says
kit mill ls not running now, as all efforts
are being directed toward getting in
the immense cut of logs before the
snow roads break up.
ni.iriini       ik  i  . i ,.^ir   , ..mioiAomot^mtn
R D. Treavor, book keepei for the
Hayes Lumber company, was in ttwa
last week, getting acquainted with the
business men. As Mr. Treavor is a
mighty pleasant gentlemen to mee', h'.s
task was not a hard one.
There are a number of six month subscribers ou TLe Miner'* bu sclptlon
list, who started with tbe liist Isstle ol
this paper. The Miner was six months'
old last wtek, and we Wgu d l.ke to s e
a little coin forthcoming.
A team belonglrg to A. Sheridan created a little excitement Wednesday afternoon by miking a dash for liberty
down Broadway. They ran ti.nl of a
tree near Stewart's hotel, and were
captured before they could gel a fresh
start.    No damige was done.
There remains just about (SO days In
which to get busy aud strengthen the
foot bridge airalnst tbe high waters of
spring. A little precaution now will
save the recording angel heaps of woik
later on, when you have to take to the
railway bridge In order to reach the
C. P. 11. station.
R. J. Elliott of .%'. I- i.e. was In town
5-uuday ou his way home from the coal
lauds of the Flathead. Mr. Elliott
speaks lo the most glowing terms of
that section of the country, and when
the government reserve is thrown open
there will be the biggest iush in there
that th e province has ever seen.
-.- ■  ...
Brakeman Killed
Harry McBrlde, a braken in on the
C. P. R i was killed early yesterday
morLlng at Frank, but up to the hour
of going to press no particulars ci nil
be learned of tbe sad fatality.
Another brakeman, who name could
not be obtained, was injured in the vicinity of Fernie at about the same time
and the cause of this accident is also a
mystery. The injured man is In a very
serious condition at the Fernie hospital.
Spill at Grows Neat.
A broken rail on the Crow caused a
bad mixup to a freight train at Crows
Nest Wednesday night. An engine and
six car went Into tbe ditch and were
considerable damaged, but luckily no
cne was hurt. The wreck delayed the
east bound passenger at Crows Nest
over night.
Didnt Unload It.
Monday a carload of machinery was
taken to tbe mine, and as difficulty was
experienced In getting men to unload it,
au offer of S."> per day was made which
brought several Italians to the rescue.
When they started to work a large delegation of striking miners waited on
them, and after a short parley the Italians quit work and the miners returned
to camp. No threats were made or
violence offered by the strikers, who
conducted themselves in the most
peaceful manner. The machinery still
remains In the car.
Morrissey Methodist Ohuroh.
C. F. Connor, pastor; preaching service, 11 a.m.; Sabbath school (al the
mines) 3 p.m.; preaching service (at
the mines) 7:30 p.m. All welcome,
seats free.
Sunday's subject: "Tbe Unjust Steward"; text, "I Am Resolved." Luke
16:4. 	
Labor Organizer Coming.
C. M. O'Brien, organizer of the A. L.
U., will visit Morrissey Wednesday,
March 11, for the purpose of making
an address and also organizing an union. The meeting will be held In the
dining room of the Australian hotel at
8 o'clock p.m., and a cordial invitation
ls extended to all.
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Ine Canadian Bank ot Commerce \    imperial bank of canada
Head Office, Toronto.
Paid up Capital, $8,000,000.       Reserve Fund, $2,5oo.ooo.
HON. GEO  A. OOX, President.        B. E. 'WALKER, Ganeral Manager.
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.
Deposits oi SI and upwards received aad interest allowed at current rates.   Depositors are subject to no delay when
depositing or withdrawing funds.
Fernie Branch,
E. H. BIRD, Manager.
NOTICE
In the matter of the Act rejecting certain
workn conHtrnctt'd in or over navigable water*, being Chapter !)2, R S. (\, 1880.
Notice in hereby given thutonenionlli after
date the Ko8t Kootenay Lumber company,
limited, of Cranbrook, 1': 1 n - li Columbia, will
apply to tho governor in council under the
provihtona of the above mentioned act for
approval of plant for the conntruction of
dauia and booms in the Kootenay river in
South Last Kootenay, liritmh Columbia.
AIho that the said company have deposited
plans of the works proposed to be constructed and a description of the sit* thereof u
required b.v the said net, with the rainint*>r
of public works, at Ottawa, Ontario, anil
with the registrar of laud titles at Nelson,
Hritish Columbia.
Dated at Cranbrook, B. C, tbiB 11th day
of February, 1003.
W. F. GURD,
Cranbrook, B. C.
Solicitor for the Applicants.
D. J. JOHNSON
Carpenter and Builder
A Resident of the Town of Morrls'.ey
GOOD WORK AT REASONABLE PRICES
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Saw  Mill  For Sale
Complete outfit of the Cedar Valley
Improvement company's mill at Morrissey, B. C , will be sold at very low figure to the right purchaser. Capacity
eighteen thousand feet per day, but has
turned out twenty six thousand with
crowding,
MILL 18 IN GOOD REPAIR
R. T. SIMMS
Contractor and Builder
FERNIE, B. C
Estimates Furnished. The Best of Work
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Take
The Miner
and keep posted
on this part
of the
district,
Your Local Paper
is a necessity to you, financially
and socially. A NEWSPAPER
of GENERAL CIRCULATION,
containing the latest news of the
world, is equally necessary to
you. The "up to date man" will
provide himself with these two
necessaries.
In THE TWICE-A-WEEK
SPOKESMAN-REVIEW will
be found the very latest news of
the world, its matter including information on politics, commerce,
agriculture, mining, literature, as
well as the local happenings in
the^states of Montana, Oregon,
Idaho, Washington, and the province of British Columbia, fin addition, its columns for women, its
popular science articles, its short
and continued stories, its "Answers to Correspondents," and
"Puzzle Problems" combine^ to
form a home newspaper that at
$1.00 per year can nowhere be
excelled.
Perhaps you have snmsthlng to sell—a farm,
a team, farm machinery. You may wish to
buy something. The best possible way to communicate with people who wish to buy or sell
Is by Inserting a small advertisement In the
Spokeaman-Rovlew. The price Is the auuit ID
the dally and  the TwIce-a-Week.
IT DOESN'T COST MUCH- AU
18 WORDS
24#W0RDS
II you wish to reach business men and newcomers, use the DAILY. Farmers, stockmen,
lumbermen and miners take the TWICE-A-
WEEK.
i- Capital (Authorized) (4.000,000
r CnpitaKPaid Up) $2,023,860
Beat $2,485 288
£ HEAD OFFICE,   TORONTO, ONTARIO.
f      T. It MiTritt, Pres.   D. R. Wilt!.-. Vice Free, and Qefl. Manager.   E. Hay, Anst    I
T Gen. Manager.   W. Mulliit. Chief Inspector.
£ CRANBROOK BRANCH
| SAVINGS DEPARTMENT   Interest allowed on deposits.
| A general banking business transacted. Drafts sold, available in every   f
? part of Canada, United States and Europe.   Special attention to  col.   '• '•
t lections. F. H. MARSH, Manager.       J
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MORRISSEY,  B. C.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Stoves and Cooking Utensils
Plumbing   and   Tinsmithing
J. C. Patmore   -   Proprietor
A dwelling house and  office will go
with the mill.    Write to or inquire of
Cedar Valley Improvement Co.
Morrissey, B. 0.
THE BEST BEER
IS THE BEST
Drink Fort Steele
Brewing Co 's Beer
It is wholesome and nutritious and ls
made in the district.
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James Greer
CONTRACTOR
AND BUILDER
All Work Guaranteed.   See us
Before You Build.   It Will Pay You
Morrissey, B. C.
1 time SOc
2 time* 450
S  times Wo
1 time Mo
2 times Wo
S  times Wo
CITY MEAT MARKE1
R. W. Rogers, Prop.
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X.
H. A. KANOUSE
Preident
C. H. LEVERS
H. BENTLEY
Sec'y-Treas j>
CEDAR VALLEY IMPROVMENT CO, LIMITED
MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF
!   Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles,
Lath, Dimension and Bridge Timber
Mills at Morrissey and Fernie
FRESH AND
SALT MEATS
Poultry and Game in Season
Meat] Delivered to Any  Part of
the Town.
Graham & Robert Love
Plasterers, Bricklayers
and Stonemasons.
HEADQUARTERS ■ ■ CRANBROOK, B. C.
MORRISSEY HOTEL,
JULES HUREL, Prop.
New House, Newly Furnished and Everything
Nicely Arranged.
We Keep the Best of Liquors and Cigars
We are ready to furnish estimates on
all work In our line anywhere in the
district. Address all letters to Cranbrook, B. C.
G. G. Moffatt, Notary Public, Accountant
AGENT FOR
BEALE, HUTCHISON & ELWELL
Head Office, Cranbrook,  B. C.
Insurance, books kept and accounts audited. Collection
promptly attended to. The very best fire, life and
accident companies only.
f   Morrissey Office      ...      Miner Building
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MORRISSEY, B. C.
ONE   THING   IS   CERTAIN
And that is, that the price of Morrissey real estate will never be less.
The almost countless wealth which will be taken out of the mines surrounding Morrissey will,
within one year, double the value of every town lot and every piece of tillable land for miles around
and this increase in values will be divided among those who are convinced of the merits of this section and have the courage of their convictions.
It's the doers, not the dreamers, who make money out of investments. Those who hesitate
to take advantage of the present low prices asked for Morrissey realty, not only lose time but
money also, as they v/ill in the future pay more for lots and make less on them, than those who follow their convictions with cash investments. .
An investment of $300 means a profit of at least one hundred per cent within one year.
THOS.   CRAHAN
AGENT, MORRISSEY, B. 0.
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