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Volume i
MORRISSEY,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   MARCH   1*.   1903
NUMBER 2S
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Fernie, B. C.
Departmental Store
DEPARTMENTS
1 Clothing
2 Mens Furnishings
3 Mens Boots ana Shoes
4 Ladies & Childrens Boots and Shoes
5 Staple and Fancy Dry Goods
6 Millinery and Fancy Goods
7 House Furn'shgs, Carpets, Linoleums ff
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 wi I 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
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Our stock Is rapidly thinning out under the pressure of
Greatly Reduced Prices
You can depend on every article you buy at th's store j;
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.
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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
J. MECREDY,
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Wood and Coal For Sale
I an la ship* to give careful attention to any business fn my line.   Satis-
actio* laawateed. We nuke a specialty of safe transportation of all goods.
NOTES   FROM   THE   MINES
Items of Oeneral   Interest  From
the   Coal   Center.
H. F. Mrrtln irai la Fernie a tew
days this week on business.
We are pleased to say Mrs. W. H.
Moore will soon be around again, and
with health restored.
H. Simmons, accountant at tbe company's office here, went to Fernie Wed-
r.esday with the pay roll for February.
Owing to the strike, the pay will be
very small.
T. Huber, stable boss here, went to
Blatrmore Tuesday to visit C Armstrong
who ls laid up with rheumatism at tbe
springs.
A local uulon meeting was held last
Sunday by the miners at the C. P. R
sheds.
Divine service was held In the school
house Sunday evening by Rev. Stoney.
Rev. Connor preached In A. Hamilton's
house.
Miss S. Lemond left here on Saturday for Plncher Creek, where she will
reside In future.
Mr. Wardrop of Hosmer, was here
Saturday on a visit.
Fritz Bichor, the company's genial
bntcher, gave a farewell supper 10 his
many friends here at the Club bouse on
Friday evening. A goodly number
were present and a very enjoyable
evening was spent by all. Filtz departed today for Wausau, Wisconsin, where
he will be married.
E. A Brown, chief engineer for the
Coal company, was up to the mine on
Monday, He left for a vacation to
fpokane Tuesday, via the Great Northern.
We are pleased to announce the birth
of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Dr. W. H. Wilson at their residence Tuesday.
A great kick Is being raised by some
of the men here because they cannot
get what time is coming to them until
the regular pay day. In fact, some of
thi m are nearly destitute, and say they
have had no meat for nearly two weeks.
One young man wanted his time to en
ab'e him to get to another place of
work, but as he had no money, be could
not leave. He had had nothing to eat
for two days then. These Instances
are among the nonunion men, who hate
only been at work a short time. If the
atrlke keeps up there are some nonunion families who will suffer greatly.
Again tbe company's loss will be cor. -
sllerable In unpaid store bills by some
met having left camp altogether, and It
ls likely a lot of credit will have to be
riven by the new store company when
the mines open up again. The poor ye
will have always with you If strikes
continue.
Change In Railway Circles.
Tbe Miner stated some three weeks
ago tbat there was likely to be a change
in superintendents on the Crow within
a short time, and with the change would
come promotion for the present superintendent, R. R Jamieson of Cranbrook.
This prediction is soon to be fulfilled,
as on April 1 a new division will be established on the main line with headquarters at Calgary, and Mr. Jamieson
has been offered the general snperln-
tendency of It, which will also Include
the Crow. He has accepted tbe position and will leave to assume lis new
duties toward the end of this month.
Mr. Jamleson's departure will be the
source of much regret to every man in
bnstness along this entire line, and also
among the railroad boys working under
him. He Is held In the highest esteem
by all who know him, and that esteem
has been won by the exceptional abilities and pleasing personality of the
man. A strict disciplinarian, yet never
hasty In rendering a decision, the hovs
on the road soon learned that a conference on the carpet had but one ending
—a just and Impartial settlement of all
difficulties.
As a token of the regard in which Mr.
Jamieson Is held by the business men of
Cranbrook, the board of trade of that
town will give a banquet In his honor,
the event to take place within the next
two weeks.
Mr. Jamleson's successor on this line
will be J. G. Taylor, now supetli-
tendent at Brandon. Mr. Taylor Is no
stranger to this division, having occu
pled the position of chief dispatcher at
Cranbrook at one time, while four years
ago he was agent at Elko. His ability
as a railroad man may best be judged
by the rapid advancement he has made
during his comparatively short service
with the company.
The Strike Situation
There ls nothing new In the strike
situation   In   this district.   Conditions
remain unchanged and the whole province ls suffering the consequences of a
strike that  might   have   been averted
had " little foresight and tact been displayed by both parties to the question.
The commission appointed by  the  mining association ls now in session at Fer
nle,  and  delegates  from  the different
unions have gone In  to give  evidence.
| Up to the hour of going lo press noth
ling bas been given out as to ihe prc-
< ceedtngs of the  meeting,  and  in   the
meantime an anxious people are hoping
for a speedy resumption of work at in.
.coalmines of the Crows Nest oonntry
WILL BE BIG
PIECE OF WORK
The Great Northern Cutoff
to Jennings.
SUBCONTRACTS GIVEN
0. 0. Foss Visited the Scene of Action
Out Did Not Take a Section on
the New Road.
WORK   WILL   COMMENCE  AT   ONCE
G O Foss. of the contracting firm of
Fosb & McDonell, returned to Morris'
sey last Frldiy after an extended trip
to Minneapolis and other points in the
east. Mr. Foss went to Minneapolis to
confer with a party of capitalists who
own some promising mineral properties
in Arizona, and was to have gone to the
latter place to report on the probable
cost of a narrow guage railway from
tbe mines to the smelting site, a dls
tance of 30 miles. The plans of the
company failed to materialize, so the
trip to Arizona was not made.
Ou the way home Mr. Foss stopped
over In Kallspell, to size np tbe situation on the Great Northern cut off from
Columbia Falls to Rexford, which con.
ttact bas been let to Stems & Shields of
St. Paul. The subcontracts were being
awarded while Mr. Foss was In the east,
and he could have secured one for his
firm had he cared to take it, but as their
large outfit Is a Canadian one, and as
the United States government's lowest
valuation on horses ls $100 per head,
with a duty of 33 1-3 per cent, this In
connection with the duty on the balance
of the outfit and the transportation
charges In getting It on the ground,
would have Incurred too great an expense for the amount of  work In sight.
Speaking of the extent of work on the
new road, Mr. Foss said that the estimates for the 70 miles places the dirt
excavation at live million yards, while
the rock work will run well over five
hundred thousand yards, but this estimate Is quite liable to run far short of
what tbe actual amount of work will be
before the road Is completed. As com'
pared with the present main line the
grades on the cutoff will be comparatively easy, the maximum on the east
side being only 13 feet to the mile, with
3 degree curves, while that on the west
side of the divide will be about 37 feet,
wi'.h 4 degree curves. Two tunnels,
one large one elghi hundred feet long,
between Loon lake and Wbiteflsh, and
a smaller one of three hundred feet, a
snort distance east of Rexford, will
greatly eliminate the grade, and although the distance between Columbia
Falls and Jennings will be 17 miles
greater by the new line, It ls said that
the running time of the new overland
fast exire.s will be reduced an hour
and a half between these points, while
the tonnage of the freights will be correspondingly Increased.
The construction of the line has been
alloted to eight subcontracting firms,
and four thousand men are wanted at
once on the work. What the pay will
be for the different branches of labor
has not yet been published. The work
will last approximately two years, and
as the road runs through a heavily timbered country, a dense forest will have
to be cut off of the right of way. At
present the contractors are devoting
their entire attention to gathering together their men and equipment, and
establishing their headquarters. The
weather conditions are such, bowevc,
that work can be started any time now
from either eud cf tbe cutoff. But the
forty miles of tbe interior can not be
touched for some time yet owing to the
unusually heavy snowfall tbis winter.
Alex Lupfer, who will be engineer tn
charge of tbe work, has now taken up
his headquarters In Kallspell.
The subcontractors and extent of their
work, commencing at the Columbia
Falls end of the line, are as follows:
Grant, Smith & Co., twelve miles;
James Cochrane, six miles; Twohy
Bros., six miles; William Winters, fourteen miles; Porter Bros., five miles;
Wrenn & Greenongh, eleven miles;
Jones & Co., three miles; Pat Welch,
thirteen miles. In addition to Porter
Bros, work, they have secured the en-
tire contract for the constrnctlon of the
many bridges along the line. Coch
rane's contract Includes the big tunnel,
the approaches to which alone will nee.
essltate the removal of forty-three
thousand yards of dirt and rock, while
Pat Welch captures the smaller tunnel
three miles eait of Rexford.
While tbe cutoff joins thejennlngs-
Morrlssey branch at Rextord, seven
miles south of tbe International boundary Hue, headquarters for construction
on tnls end will In all probability be located at Hayden, four miles noith of
Rexford, from wiilch point, owing to
i tbe nature of the country, wagon roads
can be constructed to much better advantage.
AlthoiiL'h the time for the constrnctlon of this line ls set at two years, Mr.
Foss states as bis belief that tbe work
can be accomplished by the flist of August, 1905, by working day aud night
shifts on the tunnels, and this will
probably be done, as the Great Northern and also tbe contractors, in view of
otter extensive railroad work, are arx
1 ius to finish this job as soon as
1 ossicle.
The people of Kallspell are naturally
greatly depressed over the damage
which this cutoff will inflict to the town.
as it owes it present prosperity, In a
great measure, to the fact that It is the
headquarters for the mountain division
of the Great Noithern. Ontbecthtr
ham' Columbia Falls citizens are jubilant now that the line ls assured, as
they will get tbe offices and shops.
What will be done with the present
main line when the new road ls In operation is a matter of conjecture, but as
it traverses a section rich In timber and
agricultural resources it Is supposed
tbat the line will be used locally for
several years to come, at least.
An Enjoyable Dmico.
One of the most pleasant dancing parties of the winter was given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. George Haessler
at the mine last Monday evening. The
music was very good, and consisted of
an orchestra of stringed instruments
from Fernie, while tbe large dining
room afforded an excellent opportunity
for lovers of the light fantastic. An
excellent lunch was served at 12 o'clock
after which dancing was again the order nntil a late hour, when the guests
departed, with many wishes for a repetition of the pleasant event.
(,'iite a crowd had arranged to go
from this place, but owing to the miniature blizzard which raged tbat night,
only about half cared to undertake the
drive In the storm. Those who attended from Morrissey were Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Stephens and two children, Miss
Buxton, Miss Beatrice Roi.n. Miss Til-
lie Nomeland and Messrs. McDonald,
Higbye, Johnson, O'Connor, K. GUI',
Martin, Paquin, H. L. Stephens, Far-
rell and Rnckendorf.
Prootor Again Manager.
Nelson News: T. G. Proctor has
again taken up the management of the
Kootenay Valleys company, with which
he has been connected for several years.
The company's land principally lie In
East Kootenay from Canal Flat to the
International boundary in Tobacco
Plains. Many of these lands are now
on the new line of the Great Northern
railroad from Jennings to the coal fields
of the Crows Nest district. It ls the
company's Intention to sell these lands
to Intending settlers upon easy terms
so as to Induce the early settlement of
the valley of tbe East Kootenay. These
lands are well adapted for mixed farming, grazing and fruit raising, and the
timber on many of the lands make them
a valuable acquisition to the purchaser.
Tbe advantages of a good supply of
wood and water and the nearness to
good local markets will no doubt be an
inducement to many who do not like the
prairie life. E. K. Beeston wbo is associated with Mr. Proctor tn this and
other business, will bave charge of It
during Mr. Proctor's absence. The
Kootenay Valleys company own the
townsite of Elko.
Good Words for Dr. Wilson.
It Is now being whispered about that
Dr. Wilson, of Morrissey, may be the
Liberal candidate for the local house In
the Fernie district. The doctor ls well
known, and ls one of the most popular
men In the coal region of South East
Kootenay. There are men up in that
part of the country who swear by the
doctor, and If he would consent to make
the run, he would make a whirlwind
campaign. Personal popularity is a
big thing In politics, and "Doc" Wilson
is wonderfully well endowed In that
wav.—Cranbrook Herald.
Looking for Water Power.
J. M Zeller of Canton, S, D.andG.
C. Henderson, of Belolt, Iowa, were in
the district last week looklngover water
powers. They visited Bull river falls
and also Elk river. They were very
much impressed with the latter, which
they visited with Thomas Crahan who,
in company with H. L- Stephens, holds
the water right. It is possible that
something may be done by these gentlemen, aa they appreciate the fact that
water power will be a big thing within a
short time In this district.—Cranbrook
Herald.     	
TJ. B. R. E. Strike
The strike of the U. B. R. E. that
started at Vancouver ten days ago has
now spread as fnr east as Winnipeg, and
will probably involve the whole system
before a settlement is effected. A few
days ago it looked as if the difficulty
would be adjusted, but now it is announced that it will be a fight to finish.
The basis of tbe strike is a demand for
recognition for the order by the company. There is no dispute over wages
or hours, but it is announced tbat tbe
officials of the C P. R. refuse to concede
such a recognition, hence the walk out.
As  vet   It  ls   confined   to   clerks   and
I freight handlers, but It  may extend  to
other    labor    organizations  connected
, with the company',
ARE BLOCKADED
Heavy Rains Make Trouble
On Both Lines.
SLIDES ARE NUMEROUS
No Train   On  the Great Northern   and
the C. P. R.  Is  Delayed  for
Four  Days.
WILL BE SERIOUS MATTERTHIS SPRING
The mild weather and heavy rains
the nrst of the week has created no end
of trouble on both the Crows Nest and
Great Northern railways, and Morrissey
bas been virtually shut in from the outside world, so far as mall and transportation facilities are concerned, since
last Tuesday morning, with the exception of the service on the west end of
the Crow.
Tuesday night a big snow slide came
down over tbe Great Northern treck a
mile below town, and covered the road
to a depth of fifteen feet. The slide ls
nearly a hundred feet wide, and came
with such force as to cross the
K.k river and completely dam the
stream. The swift waters of the Elk,
however, cut through the snow before
any damage was caused by the backwater. Two smaller slides between
Morrissey and Elko have also covered
the track to a considerable depth. A
large force of men are at work clearing
the line, but It Is hardly possible that
there will be a train from the south before Monday or Tuesday of next week.
The slides are composed of snow, with
no rock and very little timber, and no
damage has been done the line, but the
wires are down, and there ls no communication with headquarters.
The Crow has fared even worse than
the Great Northern as a result of the
rains. The passenger last Tuesday was
the last through train from the east, as
Wednesday's train struck an immense
slide near Crows Nest, and had to back
In to Macleod. The track Is not yet
opened, and passengers for the west on
the snow bound tratn are being cared
for by the company at Macleod. A gang
of ninety men are at work clearing
away the snow, and today, Friday, It is
expected that the passenger will be
gotten through late In the afternoon.
Tee road is open from Fernie to Kootenay landing, and a local passenger service ls In effect between these points.
Ail mail matter for the east ls being
sent around by way of Revelstoke and
the main line. The character of the
country around Crows Nesl, which is a
gumbo formation, makes the slides a
difficult problem to contend with, and
this temporary suspension of traffic Is
but a repetition of what has occurred
each spring since the Crow has been
built.
If two days' warm weather and rains
can so effectually tie up both railways
In this section, It is difficult to imagine
what the outcome will be when the
rainy season sets In, and with the unusually heavy snowfall of the present
winter.
JUST    A   FEW   REMARKS
The rise In lead means that prosperity will take possession of the district
for the coming year. It means the
opening of the lead mines, and in consequence the operating of every lead
stack In the province to the fullest
capacity. That means that coal and
coke will be iu greater demand than
ever, and for this reason it is to he
hoped that the strike iu this district
will be settled without unnecessary delay. The coal mines of Morrissey,
Michel and Fernie should be In full operation right now, and every day's delay means so much more disaster to the
district, the coal company and the men.
With the resumption of lead minlrg
and the great growth In the lumber Industry, South East Kootenay should experience the greatest year In her history. Every town will grow, and every
man engaged In business In the dlstilct
will make money if he Is a rustler and
attends to business, British Columbia
will make greater progress the next
two and three years than she has ever
done, and any man living In this province, will have reason to feel thankful
of the privilege.
And speaking of British Columbia reminds us of the necessity of a government that will be a government for the
province and not for the Individuals of
the cabinet. For years British Columbia has been tho laughing stock of the
Dominion. A rich field for Speculation,
her governments seem to have been
easy prey for the designing corporations. Ministers have looked for personal favors lather than public weal.
Itiws hive beo- i asb«3 for the benefit
of corporations that have placed extra
burdens upon the people, and even now
tbe spectacle of a government scheming to bold effice rather than legislate
for public good ls presented. What
British Columbia needs ls a responsible
government made up of men am stale -
men, Instead of tools and dutnmlesi
British Columbia should be prosperous,
and tbe right kind of legislation will go
a long way toward contributing to sucti
a result.
And speaking of legislation bilogt to
mind the rumor that Mr. Buchanan of
Kaslo, fa zora giving  the coal reserves
of this district to the C. P. it. At least
It Is Intimated that he sanctions such
action and will advocate surh a measure at the meeting of the associate!
boards of trade at Fernie next week.
Tbat may be all right for Mr. Buchanan; but God pity the delegate from E.st
KootenHy who would have the nerve ti
take such a stand. Tbe people of this
district tbluk It ls about time id give
them a chance, and they will not stand
for any more monkeying.
The Cranbrook Herald has some nice
words for Doctor Wilson of the Murrt*
sey mine, on the presumption tuat he U
a possible candidate for the local house:
The Herald may be a little prematura
iu Its statement as to the doctor's pollt
leal ambitions, as we have not heard
fiat be ls figuring that way. Uu',
there Is one thing sure, If be would conclude to come out in the opening as a
political candidate, he would make any
opponent jump sldewlse. "Doc" ls well
known and well liked, and what Is more
would make a strong representative.
And now comes the rumor tbat Chrll
Foley, whose political aspirations have
been shattered In other parts of the
province, will again enter the arena
and take up the cudgels In defense of
the labor ticket In this district. Foley*
may be a capable man, but the representative sent from the Fernie district
at the next election will be a man whose
interests are In common with those of
the people, and who will 'nbor for the
advancement of the district as a whole:
There ls good timber among our iwn
people, and the politician will hsf 6 fid
more show than a rabbit at tbe bottom
of a 20 foot well.
Cranbrook Is all stirred Up this *eeH
over an hypnotist who is working hi*
black art upon tbe people of that town.
For 48 hours lb: week he had I man Id
an hypnotic sleep In the show window
of one of the leading stores, and hundreds of people gazed at the uncanny
sight with awesome fear. The opera
tor displayed wonderful power, but
when he got hold of a Fort Steele man,
and tried to make him believe he lived
on a railroad, even his wonderful powers proved futile. The man persisted
In declaring he was riding In a stage.
We see that Editor Smyth of ihe
Moyle Leader, has been discussing single blessedness In public debate. Smyth
ought to be ashamed of himself. He
should be a noble example to a lot of
-■tags In that town, and Instead of decrying the happiness of married life,-
should be spending his spare moments'
In beating carpets ajid rocking a cradle:
He has still time to reform, and should
take advantage of It.
The Cranbrook people are going tej
banquet Superintendent Jamieson be*
fore his departure for Calgary, where
he will assume the dntles of general
superintendent. Our old friend Bert:
Beattie has been chosen to preside over
the meeting, and with him In the chair
it is safe to say that the event will be »
success, as In the people of Cranbrook
he will be supported by the best bunch
of banquet givers In tbe province. And
then, in this Instance, they are honoring themselves In doing honor to a man*
tike Mr. Jamieson.
Meeting Did Not Materialize.
The meeting to be held Wednesday
evening in the Australian hotel
by C. M O'Brien of Fernie, organlzir
the A. L U., did not materialize, owing
to the Inclemency of the weather and
the fact that there was no train from
Fernie that day. When the meetlrg"
wi1! be held is not known at present.
More Work On Contract.
Foss & McDonell, who have the con*
tract for removing an Immense ledge ot
rock and putting in tbe foundations for
the coke ovens at the mine, expected to*
finish their work this month, but hare
received another contract from the
Coal company. The new contract calls
fjr the removal of several thousand
additional yard's of rock, and will keep
the outfit busy until' tire first of May;
and possibly longer.
Bridge At the Boundary.
After many months of delay, which'
meant all kinds of trOAble for the pro-'
pie living in the Valley at the boundary,
the government is preparing to replace*
the Elk river bridge that washed out
last June. It haa been a shame end i
disgrace to neglect a matter of such Imf
portance for so long a time, but the people of th»t section have reason to be
thankful that they are going to get «a#
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The Story of a>. Soldier's Struggle
By Brigadier General
Charles King
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"I did." said Torrance, rising from
li'.s chair.     "Whut have you  to say
Uljklllt it'.'"
"Tbis!" was tbe only reply as a stlng-
lns blow sent Torrance crashing over
tbe table.
Tbo fnstnnt action of oflleers present
■topped further hostilities. Nathan
lent I.angdon to bll quarter* In arrest
uml his company clerk to work.
Charge* nnd specifications ten page*
drawn out were preferred. No piea
i\ns lisieneti tn. a court was ordered
In due aeason, and it hud no alternative. <in n still October evening tne
order that day received from Washington was formally read t<> the command,
ami next morning when the department inspector bad tlieiu all out for an
early review lie. without whom reviews seemed hardly complete, looked
Badly en from a far corner, a practical*
Iy ruined man.
But there were friends to go with
him to the station after his brief interview witli Melville—noble hearted Mel-
ville that day—May ami W'oodroiv and
others of tlie hoys, Iiesides some scores
of "hoys In blue" who Inn! slipped
away ami were bent on giving their pet
lieutenant a porting cheer, ami there
was nn Incident that became historic.
The railway station was like all far
western stations of those days, an ordinary brown frame building with projecting roof overhanging the platform
and a broad, open apace nt tlie gable
end, ami here It was, in the presence of
half a dozen officers ami quite it swurin
of citizens ami "hoys In blue" off duly,
the memorable rencontre occurred. The
instant t'aptaiu Nathan stepped from
his handsome carriage, wllh the whistle of tin* express already sounding far
down the Pawnee; he found himself
confronted hy Langdon, wbose dark
features took on no flush of the wrath
that consumed htm, hut whose ereel
ami slender form, patent in Its athletic
proportions even through tlie simple
civilian suit he wore, quivered from
head In foot. It was vain for Nathan
to (lodge. The words came like the
stiii1; of n whiplash:
"YOU are no longer my superior officer. Nathan, and there's only a moment
lo say my say. four language nt (he
cliih this morning has been told ue.
Now hear my reply. Today we stand,
you In the pride of your wealth nnd
power, I with tlie world to begin again.
Mure than to any inuu In the regiment
1 owe my troubles to you. Yet 1
wouldn't exchange my soldier record
for yours If reinstatement were offered
me this minute. No! I'm not to he intimidated hy any gesture. All I have
to say Is that If Cod spores my life
before ten years pass our places shall
be reversed—you will be nt. the bottom,
1 ut the top.   Now you may go."
without so mueb ns a peep at his Imposing companions or a touch of the
cup to blm. The magnates were vast-
Iy interested lu the dashing riding of
the party nnd In May's beautiful thoroughbred and asked questions concerning them which only ndded to Nathan's
keen sense of humiliation and defeat
He couldn't reach May, for that young
gentleman was Melville's ndJutaDt and
kept bis mount In his own little stable
In rear of the bachelor quarters. But
Woodrow was poor and rodo a battery
saddle horse, aud that evening at fitu-
blcs the captain sent for blm and, with
cutting emphasis, Informed him that
Ibe order permitting officer* on temporary duty with the light batteries to
use a public hor*' applied only to occasions of drill, parade or proscribed ex-
ercise. "No olllcer In my battery, sir."
tie concluded, "can he permitted lo use
my horses to scatter dirt In the face*
of my guests and to race Impudently
past the battery commander without a
salutation of any kind." Woodrow
stood ut attention, sainted, waited a
moment and said, "Anything further,
sir':" to which Nathan responded,
"That's all, sir." And then as, with
another punctilious salute, the Bubal-
tern was nbout to turn away the Idea
that had been uppermost, the sting
ami humiliation of the stOFU'Dg clamoring for expression, forced from Nathan
tbe very words Woodrow W'as longing
to hear uml that lie lost no time In
rushing off delightedly to tell to hi*
fellows at the club: "There Is oue mat-
query, "ls It true you called for 'three
cheers for Lieutenant Lnugdon, tbe
best officer In Battery D'f"
•True a* shoot lu, Borr," was the
prompt reply.
"(!o to your quarters In close arrest,
sir." said the colonel, and without tbe
qulvr of n muscle of his sun tanned
lace the Irisbmuu spun on his beel and
stalked out. Then Sergeant Blossom,
a down east Yankee, wus summoned
"IM,I you Join lu the cbeera for Lieutenant Lungdon'r" asked tbe colonel.
"iis sir," wus ibe emphatic answer.
"Iiiiln'l   you   kuow   that   ivsa  tantamount lu mutiny?"
'.'>o sit     There wns no such thought
■   li'ciitlon     VV* meant to show our
uei-n'liy tor a hi-lovcd olllcer aud au
.iilk,,''utiute mm    that was all."
i '. sic CUOTUHIEB.]
I
1 li-  Uu   I'outs of l'utsaer T"ume.
The Uu Fonts owu powder mill* lu
121 parts of th.' country from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Among On l'n
I'unts themselves there is u process of
•election fur tbosa who are to have lo
do with the powder works. The
youngsters are watched, and when
me shows nervousness In the face of
lauger  he  is  placed   somewhere  else
hail lu the powder mills. Tbe rule Is
hat a Du Pont hi person shall always
.cud whenever there Is Imminent duu-
gcr. A number of l>u routs Orst and
Inst   and some of tin m important ones
have been killed under tills rule, and
there repeatedly have been heroic escapes from death through this disre-
gnrd of Urn fear of it.
The family rule Is n despotism, nnd
u very strict one. The family always
has a head, and what this hend or
chief says the other members of the
family do. This headship dues not
necessarily descend from fntber to boh.
even when there are sous. Sometimes
it (Woes from uncle to nephew, tbe lunlu
[lolni being lo secure a Hit Pont thoroughly CQinpeteUt to manage the busl-
s iilTiihs of the family.
ii
CHAPTER II.
Military matters at tlie great cavalry
anil ai'tillcry'post on tlie Pawnee were
nut altogether harmonious during tlie
fall and winter followlug Brie Lang
don's departure, There worn some
things and many soldiers Captain Nn
tlinn's money could not buy, nnd a
ruder shock and harsher awakening to
his true position this plutocrat battery-
man couM not well have had than
came to blm in that scene at tbe station, lie bad gone thither to meet and
escort to his quarters two prominent
and wealthy railway officials from the
distant east, one of them a relative of
his wife. He had counted on their
coining to make a profound Impression
In the big garrison, ami his arran;
incuts for their entertainment Included
two days of quail shooting, a riding
party, some special drills and three o
four elaborate dinners, with danciii;
tu follow Iu Ihe evening. His first im
prcssioD on catching sight of the crowd
at the station wns one of compluceii
—the officers and men were gathered
there to get uu early glimpse of his dis-
ti.rfc... tiled guests, ft neve'- occurs o
to him thut i.ik.i,,j,/t,ii would be gum;;
uwuy ou that train, still less that any
number of the garrison sbould go to
bid him farewell aud godspeed. lie
figured that Lungdou would have to
hang about the post a day or two settling up bis affairs. He had made Inquiries as to the amount In which
Langdon was Indebted to tbe mess and
to the establishment still maintained
nt the edge of the reservation by tlie
descendants of an old time post trader.
When, therefore, be stepped from his
stylish carriage as the footman sprang
down and opened the door, he was
startled and shocked by the apparition
of Langdon himself and stunned
speechless by that bitter denunciation.
Glancing about blm," be saw some half
u hundred soldiers, with a sprinkling
of civilians, nnd not one face that reflected anything but Bympalhy for
Langdon and dislike for himself. The
rush of the Incoming train released him
from the humiliation of his position, ns
the meu swarmed about Lnugdon, eager to clasp his band, while the captain, friendless and alone, hastened to
Ihe rear Bleeper to meet the mugnates.
To lend them to bis carriage he was
compelled to return through a throng
of his own men just as the train began
(o move, aud a stentor of a sergeant
shouted, "Three cheers for Lieutenant
Langdon, tbe best officer of Battery
D!" whereat, with lusty lungs nnd
swinging caps, the soldiers shouted
again and again until tbe train slipped
away round the bend under the bluff,
nnd not one of their number hnd so
much as n look, much less a salute, for
the captain. It was no time to resort
to discipline then. "I'll flx 'em for this
when I get 'em back to barracks," he
swore to himself, but the sorest hearted, bitterest man to'return tbat morning from (be railway to tbe post was
be who rplled homeward Iii bis cushioned chariot, with llverlod retainers
on tbe box and untold wealth beside
him.
It chafed blm, too, that Woodrow,
May and other young officers should
gallop past him on the homeward way
'Three ehecrs for Lieutenant Latujdon!"
tor you need to be warned about and
one that, should It come to the ears of
the commanding officer, may yet subject you to arrest and court martial,
your prominence lu thut riotous, even
mutinous, demonstration nt tbe depot
Ibis morning. Wheu officers nnd men
conspire to cheer a person dismissed lu
disgrace from tbe army, they attack
the administration aud are guilty of
gross Insubordination. I shall not report the occurrence myself because ol
my known antagonism to such characters ns Mr. Langdon, but you'll be most
fortunate If the colonel does not hear
nf It."
Now, Woodrow had taken no part la
Ihe cheer—that was a matter confined
almost entirely to the enlisted men—
but he had no objection whatever to
Nathan's believing he did and would
have openly rejoiced bad Nathan preferred charges against lllm. It would
have been bliss to disprove them. As
for tlie captain's angry rebuke based
upon the ostentatious disrespect with
which the party of subalterns bad
charged past his carriage on the up
hill drive, Woodrow had no defense to
offer. It was u boyish ebullition on
Ihe spur of the moment, May having
led on with n "Come ahead, fellows!
I'm not going to trail behind Hint dashed pawnbroker," ami the rest having
impetuously followed. P.ut It was done,
and their regret* were on account of
the regiment, not for Nathan. It was
bail form, as they owned, to show to
civilians contempt for a brother officer,
no matter how much they might feel It.
These episodes growing out of Lang-
d m's departure; were tbe talk of the
cluli and Indeed of every household on
I lie post the rest of the week. The Inspector general could not help bearing
tliein. but said not a word. Tbe colonel commanding was a sorely perturbed man. He felt that if he did not
punish somebody—do something to vindicate the good order and discipline of
his command—there would be a rap
from department headquarters, possibly from Washington, and this was
more than a candidate for the star of a
general officer could contemplate with
equanimity. He excused himself tbe
moment dessert wns over at Nathan's
dinner party Hint evening nud, though
It wns after tattoo, began an Investigation of tbe affair. A dozen of the bat-
tciymen and all Ihe Junior officers
present at the station were summoned
to the adjutant's office, nnd In live minutes he bad the facts. There was not
the faintest attempt to equivocate or
dissemble. Lieutenants May, Wood-
row, Spnrrowe and Le Due said they
lieu id the call for three cheers, and
May enld that, though he didn't shout,
he swung bis cap and bad all the appearance of It. He disclaimed nny disrespect for tbe court, the reviewing
authority, tbe president or the post
commander. Mr. Langdon wns his
best friend. He was sorely distressed
at his dismissal, and he did come within nn ace of cheering, only he knew
Lnugdou himself would have disapproved. The colonel used some rasping language, In tbe course of which
as a cavalryman he reflected on the
sense of subordination and discipline
that did not appear to prevail iu tbe
batteries, thereby antagonizing every
gunner at the post, and then, dismissing tbe officers with no little asperity
In his reprimand, he summoned Sergeant Knucey, an Irish Idol In Battery
D, and whirled on him with tbe stern |
Tbe Professor, the I.Hdr und (he Cost.
It is told of a certain professor whose
absoutmludedness nbout equaled ids
learning that he was one day, crossing
tbe college campus, absorbed to such
a degree In li book of his that had Just
been published that be was lost to
everything else. Suddenly be bumped
up against an object, and looking up
he saw that be had collided with il
cow that bud rudely strayed In his
way. "(let out of the way. you cow!"
he exclaimed Irritably, prefixing au impolite adjective to "cow."
TVie next day as tbe professor was
again crossing tbe campus, immersed
iu his reading, he again ran into an
object. "Oh, that confounded cow!"
he exclaimed. Then, hearing an Indignant "Sir!" he looked up hastily to
discover that this time he had come
Up against the wife of a fellow pro.
fessor. It hardly made matters better
to assure her that be hud taken Iter
for a cow, and It required tbe good
offices of Hit? entire faculty to restore
un era of good feeling.
THE ACTON LIBRARY.
Mr. A.dr.w   C.r..£,.-.   i:. ......hi. Gill
s. M,.  MsrWr.
The late Lord Acton's library,
which Andrew Carnegie, the purchaser, haa presented to Mr. John Mor-
ley, contains some 7,000 valumes.
The London I>aily News says:—"This
is, in some respects, Mr. Carnegie's
most remarkable gift, and one of the
most princely and splendid acts ol
friendship on record It is a tribute of
wealth to genius, and Mr. Carnegie
could not huve, chosen a more titting
lecipient. It is a scholar's library,
end it needed, to uihieve its highest usefulness, to bo placed in a
scholar'*   hands."
'I lu library is exceedingly rich in
hi toricul and ccclesi'.isticnl works.
For this reasi n. and becuuse it
would cost £20,000, to erect a
building for it. 'ihe I uily Chronicle thiols that Mr. Carnegie dors
not intend the pift for Mr. Morley's
iri'a'i; use, Lui rather that heihnulrf
ho d it in trust lor some public use,
pi oi. ably for en; ot th.; universities,
; reforabiy fun.bridge, with which
tnixeralty th-; into Lord Acton was
i oii;iect( d.
i ho library tthlch lx>rd Acton col-
lectid at Alilcrhani 1 ar.'.. and for
which ha bad, some thirty year* ago,
a specia1 addition to bis b iitse
built, is so couiple** as a storehouse
of modem iecular ,ml ecclesiastical
history ihat is surpassed by few puli-
iic institut ons, un I is equaled by
no privute library in Europe or America, In one respect, Indeed, tlie
library is unique. A large number ol
the vo'umos were annotated by Lord
Acton. 'Ihat er, at scholar, whose
learning las been proverbial in Hnx-
land for the lust (ji alter of a. c, tilery, wrote very little, but his enormous stores ol in (iriiialion wcro~J
used in am| liiyin. the volumes in
his possess'on. Doubtless it is th's
ia t that has Induced Mr. Cainogle
to prcacnt the hoo's lo Ib3 Light
lion. John Morley. for Mr. Morley is
pehaps ih i on? man n 'he world best
equipped to utilize the knowledge
wh'ch is ci n alnod in the Acton
loo's and th- annotations which
Lord Acton made.
The subjects v.biih chiefly Interested l o d Acton, sudi as the history
of the Papacy, un I th.it of mixUrn
lOui'iipc, especially Germany,  Franco
and Italy; the .Jesuits, and the evolution of potititul opinion un I of
political economy, are mort of ihcin
suhjocts on which Mr. Morley is author ly. Tho Miliary is rich in volumes on these subjects, aid is particularly rib in Indices Llhrorum
Prohibftorum, Jesultlca, collectkni
of letters in Italian. Latin and
Fren h, hoofs relating to the Council
of Trent, and the histories ol Pro-
testnn ism in the several Frtn-'h pro-'
l ill e I,
ZE], WHITE'S TALE.
THE   OLD    HUNTER'S   STOnY    OF    A
CRITTER  LOOKING FOR BtOCD.
lie Telia Horr a Caute. n!:erui:a Man
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•t his wu.iiiriiu.i; traps, mat as we
:.:*l't» COfUilijl bui.it' Ui* twW tne this ito
py:
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TIIKN.  ZEB Willi P.. fCSl OCT TEW ■'
Mtlbamy, I bi llcve, nnd he let ii
A  l.ii(lic*rouH  Word  Twister.
Professor William Archibald Spoo-
ner of Oxford university bus become
famous us u ludicrous word twister.
Once at n special service, seeing *om*
women standing lit the buck of the
Church waiting to be seated, be rushed
down the ulsle und addressed the ushers us follows. "Gentlemen, gentlemen,
Bew these Indies Into their sheets." Being   asked   ut   dinner   what   fruit   he
would huve, he promptly replied, "rigs,
liens." This is the way lu which Dr.
Spooner proposed to bis wife: Being
one afternoon nt the borne of her father. Bishop Harvey Goodwin of Oar-
lisle, Mrs. Goodwin said, "Mr. Spooner. will you please go out Into the
garden nnd ask Miss Goodwin If she
will come lu nnd uiuke ten?" Tbe professor, on finding the young lady, snid,
"Miss Goodwin, your mother told me
to tisli yuu If you would come lu aud
tuke me."
i in' remarkable feature of tho 11b-
| I'lit'v is »hat it contains no rarities,
us such, without oih.'i' qualities of
van.' Every book that Lord Acton
bought was bought because hi desired to read It, I h ' 1'art that a
very largo proportion of his books
were extremely rare, and in Borne
ens.s unique, was uny incidental,
Mr. Morley hai so often oxpresso.1
tho view that such a collection us he
now possesses should be available for
public purposes, thit it may be ox*
poctcd Ihat the library will event*
uailv  be added  lo some public insti-
lut'on.
A Soft Answer.
Dlblis (rather shortsighted, overtaking total stranger and slapping blm
on buck from beltlndl—Hello, old fellow! How are you? So glnd to see you
again.   Who'd huve thought of meet—
Stranger—Confound you, sir! How
dure you strike me In tbat blackguardly manlier? You ought to be more
careful thut you've got tbe right person.
bibbs—Really, sir, 1 must apologize,
but 1 took you for the Earl of . The
likeness is really won—
Stranger (greatly mollified)—Bay no
more. sir. I entreut. 1 quite see how
the mistake occurred. Magnificent
Weather, Isn't It? Good morning to
you; good morning.-
Took   It   Calmly.
A Baltimore physician was once
called hurriedly to see the sick child of
colored parents in the vicinity and per
celved at the Hist glance thut tbe In
fnnt hnd but n few hours to live. Expecting nn outburst of anguish, be
broke the truth us gently ns possible
to the child's mother and wns met with
the sterling rejoinder, "That's nil right,
doctor: there's plenty of room for him
up yonder, but we're dreadful scrouged
down here."
Sbe Was  Mn-tir.
Father (left In charge)—No, you count t huve any more cake. (Very serl-
ouslyi Ho you know whnt 1 shull have
to do if you go on making thut dreadful noise?
Little Girl (sobbing)—Yes.
leather—Well, what Is thut?
Little Girl—Give me some more cake!
And she was quite right
r»-j:,kk. in kfotlaml.
Neatly all travelers In Central Africa have referred to the curious
customs prevalent among almost nil
pagan native tribes, of driving quaii-
titks of nails into sacred trees and
other objects thut have been adjudged worthy of '■ eneratlon; und this
not in malice, but as a religious ifictile nails in question being intended
as votive offerings,
Exactly the same thing may be
witnessed to-day at the hatred well
of Loch idaree, iloss Nhiie, where is
nil ancient oak tree, studded with
countless nails of alT sizes, the offerings of invalid pilgrims, who came
to  worship und be cured.
Pennies und half-pennies, also, are
to be seen in enormous quantities,
driven edgewise into tbo tough bark;
and a friend of tho writer's, who
isited the spot some little time
hack, discovered In a cleft high up
in the trunk what be took to be a
shilling.
On being extracted, however, tl
proved to be counterfeit. 1'iobably
tho donor, finding that he could get
no vtiUie for bis coin in the natural
world, concluded be might as Well
try, as a lust resource, what effect
it might  have  in   the spiritual,
Of course, the poor cotters and
others, who Hock to St.. Muebruhu
with their nulls und their pence, do
not for a moment admit thut they
ure assisting ut a pagan ceremony
But they most undoubtedly are.
Wall wot ship has always occupied
an Important pluce in paganism; and
the sacred oak, before which each
idlgiim must three kneel, humbly
presenting b's ollerillg—what is it
but an obvious survival < f the sailed
groves of Druidical tin.is ?—irJtiuy
Stories.
..I     ,i\..' - riiwn.
most,  remul'l able hrftd-
Ilarrah.
"Hurrah!" It used to be "Hurray!"
and the cry Is us old ns England. It
Is the battlecry of the old Norse
vikings ns they swept down to burn
nnd murder among the puneeftil British. "Tur, nle!" was their wnrcry,
which means, "Thor, aid!" an appeal
for help to Thor, the god of battles.
Mnn'H Strenfflh.
The average man Is at his weakest,
from a muscular point of view, wheu
he rises iu the morning. Ills strength
Is greater after the midday meal.
TIiodkIh  It Liltclj-.
Mrs. Dozzle—And will you love me
when I'm old nnd unlovely'.'
Doozle—I suppose BO, You see I'll
be  old  md   daffy   then   myself.
I'll,,.-.-
Perhaps thft
gear which th1 coi'onntwn will bring
forth Is nit the Kind's crown, but
lh.it ol the I riuc; of Wales. 'J he
ex'stence of lbs diud'in hai been
gin.'i'ully bcr.oi'td, whi''h is excusable,
as it has never llgiircd ameng the
roeatitt ut tha Tower, und was only
once woin by King K-dwaid. and
tin n in India ou thi occas'on. ofthe
gnat durbar at Delhi. It resembles
an oi denary (0;on,it, but its apex
bears a tuft of feathers tipped will1
gold, Tliese are the (ail feathers pi
ihe fcriwuh, which Is Ih-' rnresl member of thj family of-tbe bird of par-
ud s?, As tho ferlwah is not only
in oinuion but nlso frequents the
hai nls of tigers Its capture is a
matter of Ihj greatest danger and
difficulty. Moreover it must be
caught alive and tht' feathers plucked
from the tail of the living bird, as
in si an 11> after deutli the plumage
loses its lustre. Hence it Is n il
loiiiurlable that the Prince of Wales'
feathers took twenty years to collect, cost the lives of a dozen hunters,   and are worth £10,000.
Nrir Mexico's White Sands.
The "white sands" of southern New
Mexico lie lu the Sun August In plain
nnd nre a sheet of pure gypsum sixty
miles long und Ave to twenty broad
The white 'sand' of gypsum nils d
by the wind res mbles n line ol break
ers le tbe distil lit".
A Popular  nil  of llasle.
Mr. Crowe composed the famous
"Seesaw" wait* merely for his children und hnd such n poor opinion of
Its merits thut he Bold I lie copyright
to Metzler for a few pounds. The pulv
hsher cleared over $7D.0C0.
from      	
be known powerful soon Hull be wn
u hefty man 111 u scrimmaged !Ie tulk
ed BO loud nnd bi: wed so high Unit ev
crybody v.-ns shunt of him. und bi
Jest went around Bteppiu' high nnd
bossln' the roust. That critter used to
cum down to my Cublll uud brag uml
blow and tell lion' many men he'd
licked, nnd one i.-.,,, 1 gin hint plain to
uuderslun' that 1 dUu'l Inllcvc his sto
lies. That mil lie l.im mud. nud be
went uvtuy snyin* as how he'd wallop
me fur his next victim, lie knowed !
wns In poll' health nud couldn't light u
Hy, but every two or three days he'd
cum ('.own aud stand III front of tin
cabin and yell:
"'Now, Ihen. S5eb White, cum out
yei'e null git the iiwftilcsl tvnilopln' u
human critter ever recelvid! I'm no
band to brag, but I kin tie both bandit
behind me nfld then chnw yo' up In
two mltilts. I've licked forty-sever
different men nnd never got my nosi
skinned, Either own up that yo'dasn'l
tight u mull or cum out und be will
loped.'
"That's the way he'd talk to me,"
continued Zeh. "nnd I'd git so uind
(but I cried like s: child. Bimeby 1
begun to git n leelle better, und one
day wheu be wns eilllln' on tne to cum
I'o'th und lie wulloped I told him that
If he'd show up it week from that duy
I'd tackle blm. He went uwuy crack*
In* his heels uud wboopin" aud rejoic-
ln\ and the old woman sez to me, sea
she:
" 'Zeb White. If yo' was u well man
yo' could wallop tbat critter befo" I
could make a hoccake. tint yo've bin
down the bunks all summer, nnd yo'
can't git well In a week I'm lorry
yo' passed yo'r word, but bein' It's
passed we'll hev to abide by It. I'll
git whisky nnd roots tomorrer nnd
brace yo' tl!).' "
"And did yon get hottcrV" I risked.
"No: I got wiiss. Whisky aud roots
didn't do me no good. Win n the week
was up. I wns III bed und too feeble
to walk across Ihe room That pesky
critter knowed Jest how It was With
me, and yit he cum it lid s'.ood In front
of  Ihe Cftbln and  shouted   to the ole
woman:
•"Ar" this the dwellln' place of a
varmint unfiled Zeb WhlieV
" 'She be.'
'"Calls hisself the possum hunter of
Tennessee, duu't be?'
" 'Yes: he do.'
" 'Hns wrnssled with b'ars and wild-
cuts uud piilntt'is and 111 inks hisself
powerful ou the light?'
" 'That's my Zeb.'
" 'Then 1 hain't made no mistake.
Would yo' do t.ie the evei'lustiu' kindness to tell liii.i tu step out yei'e while
I chaw his ems off ami stay my hunger.'
" 'He's slek abed Just now, but If
yo'll cum buck urter durk he'll muke
yo' cut grass und ballet1 like n calf.'
" 'Then yo' kin be luoklu' fur me,
Wldder White. Ill be kinder sorry lo
see death take him from yo'. but 1
must hev him fur my forty eighth victim. Good iii'teruoon, Wldder- White; .
good ui'teiu.on.'
"That's bow they talked." said Zeb
as be heaved a rock ut a snake sunning itself on tl rock, "uud of co'se 1
hen rd every word of It. 1 Jest couldn't
help wocpln' with my minimus. How
was I lo co nut und light him when I
couldn't git outer bed? That's what
I asked the ole wom.-tu. and site sorter
winked uud smiled nud sez to me, ses
she:
" 'Zeb. donn' yo' worry no mo' 'boot
this wnlloiiin' blztti'BR. but leave it oil
to tne.   If Hint vur I 'bows up here
tonight, he'll be Ihe v.'.lsl I,eked inuu
in all Tennessee befo' he gits uwny.'
" 'But who's gwlue tu lick him?'
" 'Never yo' mind."
"She wouldn't say no mo','' continued Zeb, "and 1 was loo feeble to Agger It out. I cried myself to sleep, aud
It was urter dark when I woke up.
That tlmr varmint bud cum hick,
'cot'illtt' to promise, and was In front
of the cabin n slioitllii':
" 'Zeb While, tbe time bus cum fill
i'o' to be pulverized. Mobile 1 wou't
do no mo' than chaw y^'r ears off end
cripple yo' fur life, but I'll do that
much fur shore. Cum outer yo'r bole
UUd stand up to me like a until.'
"Jest nl.out Ike'time he begun to
holler my ole woman begun to git outer
her clothes and Inter mine.
" 'What yo' gwlne to do?' Bez I.
" 'Gwlne out to wallop Mint crltler
or die.' si z she.
"'But yo' iir' a woman, nnd he's a
powerful li, liter.'
" 'Zeb White, yo' snuggle down and
keep quia. He's cum fur a flght. lie's
nin  promised one and bas to hev it.
As yo' cant flght him. I shall, nnd I'm
a-feellu' that the Lord will put a Jawbone Inter my hand to slather him.'
"It wasn't no use to tulk to her.
When she got dressed up. Bhe looked
like a man. aud as she stood In the
door tbat varmint cracked his heels
together nnd crowed like u rooster. I
Jest bad the strength to git to tbe winder, and I saw all that took place.
When the feller had crowed uud cracked, be yelled out:
" 'My forty-eighth victim ar' now be
fo' me to be chuwed. Speak up. Zeb
White, and tell me which ear yo'd
rnther I'd begin ou to git up my appetite.   Whoop, whoop-eel' "
"And about the dgbt?" I asked, as
Zeb was silent for several minutes.
"It was full of surprise*," he an
swered. "Thut varmint wus ouly u
blowbnrd orter nil. The ole woman
walked around him two or three times
aud then silled In. He hollered ut the
fust Jump and tried to git away, but
she wouldn't let him. She scratched,
kicked uud pulled lia'r. und when sbe
flnnlly let up on him be wouldn't hev
looked vmas If hulf a dozen b'nrs had
played with him. I've seen n heap of
men walloped, hut he was the wallop-
edest mini of the hull lot."
"And be didn't know It was * woman?" I asked.
"Never knowed It till he got home
■ nd bis own wife examined the claw
DUtrk* and the bites. The story got
around, nnd pnrty soon he had lo Jest
pull tq) and move away. He had bin
licked by tt woman, and It wus the
wuss liekln' he ever got."
"And bow did Mrs. While come oui
of It?"
"She didn't git a scratrb. but I've
alius bin sorry nbout It."
"For what reason?"
"Waal," snid Zeb as he turned bis
face away from me. "befo' thai fight
she wns n mb-liiy humble woman nnd
left nil the bossiu' to me. Sence Ihen
Bhe's—she's"—
"She's Dot so humble?"
"Jest so; Jest got tbe Idea (lint Bhe
kin wallop me, same ns she did him,
and tlmr ar' unys when she's nil ready
to make n try nt It. Spiles a woman to
git such nosliuns In her bend- of co'se
It does."
And nn hour after we got home that
evening I overheard her Bflylng to hitn:
"Now, Zeb While, yo' git me up a
heap of firewood by the buck donll tomorrer or take tbe consequences, nnd
I'm tellln' yo' Hint them same consequences win make yo'r buck ache for a
hull month to emu." M. QUAD.
Romance   In   Short.
fontenipiatlon;
Ailorntlnn:
(Gallant thinks her great).
Preparation;
Decoration;
Off to k'urn bis rntkT
Palpitation,
Trepidation
On the 1j:- r's i.ido.
Dcsporatlon,
Osculation:
Now she la 1,1:1 bride!
—Canadian.
An  Ahsorlilmr Ti»|ilc.
Lady    Fisher—Ho   you   ever   think
uiuj      rusiiiT — I/O
about matrimony, de
Lady  " "	
worry
iiiirimony. acur?
Lady  Candid—Think,  my  dear?
Thai  Was  Different.
Fond Parent-Why iu the name of
gumption Is that kid of Nexdore's yell
lug around our yard?
Fond Purentess—Why. George! I'm
surprised at you! Thut Is our own little Gladys singing!
Fond Parent-Ob!—Los Angeles Herald.
A Spreading- Chestnut.
"It doesn't take much to make some
people conceited."
"What now?"
"Why, since the village blacksmith
learned bow to mend automobiles he
calls himself a blucksuiythe."— Cblcii
go News.
THE OLD f ONEER.
Wltbk his axe nud gun tbe ploueer i
'i'o the bsckwoodi year* agons,
With bis bride ot a day, sweet. wIdkimm
dame.
To hew them out a nouie.
Through toil aud sweat a garden plot
Was Imis'ilsl. and stumped, and cleared,
Aud Joy was tbe : ;:n  of their tiappy lot.
As their cabin walls they leared.
Aud year by year as he tilled aud cleared.
And the wldk-r ranged bts view.
The Joy lu the Settler's voice was heard.
As iu  prayer he praised anew.
Soon  iieigbboi-a ciime  from the dear  Old)
.br.cd.
From the home heyond the sea,
And labor lightened on every hand,
And Joy knew company.
And the (blldren came as the years drew
on,
A handsome, sturdy  brood,
And each, knew a welcome, a happy one.
And the soil produced Its food.
They grew apace In strength and grace,
I'l 11 the time of mating came,
When each iu turn left the old loved place.
To geek for ttiemselves a home.
And the Old Couple aat hy their lone flre-
■ide,
And talked of the days now gone.
The Bweet fond duyg, when as groom tad
bride.
They Journeyed forth alone.
And tbelr hearts grew sad, but tbe light
of love
Still glorllteil tbe shrine,
So thus hand In hand to the Home above
They passed In the Father's time.
A stranger's hand now ploughs the land
Which the settler cleared of yore.
While  w.tliin the glade last resting place,
Is the grave of the Old IMoneer.
—Albert Carman.
Stratford, 1902.
Not Able lo Share It.
Hewitt—The editor says It will be nt
least a year before be can publish my
poem.   That's a long time In wait.
klewett— Yes: you might die. and then
the whole disgrace would fall ou your
family.—New York Herald.
Actlnir ihe Part.
"Since be married that rich girl 1 nn
derstund Dabsley lends a dog's life."
"I expected as much."
"Yes:  he dues  nothing but eat.  lie
around the house nud growl."—Philadelphia North American,
grjj 	
The Vlclons Latin <|aarter.
■'After two years of life In the Quar-
tier Latin," soys Charles Theodore
Murray, "where I got my studies of
French character for 'Mile. Fou-
chette,' I may freely say that It Is
the worst place In the world to send
a young man or woman If you enter-
tain any hope of meeting him or her
In heaven.
"1 have had much experience In the
role of Journalist and have Investigated the Blums of London aud Liverpool, kuow tbe 'Tenderloin' of New
York aud the 'attractions' at Berlin
aud Vienna, but tor downright Satanic Ingenuity of viclousness and gilt
edged debauchery you must go to tbe
Qunrtler Latin, for It ls here that Immorality ls accepted as a virtue, and
real virtue hns no line of demarcation
to distinguish It from Immorality.
"No young man or young woman can
survive such environment untarnished,
and many are ruined for life. Tbat
which, like London slums, Is repulsive
Is not dangerous. It Is attractive vice,
sugar conted immorality, which Is
dangerous, and tbat 1b what young
men and women And In the Qnuitlor
Latin." I
THE KING NO FISHERMAN.
When HIS Vlujr.iy Was In <:«.,.,.!» U« Was
Lkikkkiimi.
Among the mass ot anecdotal matter rcrululcd by the recent coronation of King Edward VII., Canadian sportsmen are Interesting themselves in reminiscences of the luck of
skill us an angler displayed by tha
King when, in tho course of his progress through the Dominion in 1H0O
as Prince of Wales, he visited some
of tbe best lishiug waters of Canada.
The late Senator Price took, tbo
Prince on a trip up the Saguenay to
Ste. Matgiietite Uiver, tho present
preserve of the ,St». Marguerite Salmon Club, uud then, as now, noted
for tbe ubuudunce of Its salmon and
trout. A few small trout were, how-
over, all that the whole party could
boast of. Mr. Price hooked a large
salmon for the Prince and gave it to
him to land, but his attempt wua
not successful. The Prince hud not
had sitlllcient practice in salmon-fishing to enable blm to kill a largo
Ash.
The official historian of the tour
notes that "it was not for the want
of advice; there was plenty of that.
Everyone called out what to do, and,
as a mutter of course, everyone suggested a different mode from everybody else, so that His Highness was
bewildered, and tbe salmon proved
the truth of the old proverb that 'In
a multitude of counsellors there is
safely,' and, breaking the line, got
clear awoy."
King Edward has occasionally angled for coarse fish In Scotland, but
has never made any reputation as an
angler, though it was recently stated
on the authority of Lord Knollys
that upon one occasion bo really did
kill a 21-pound salmon In tbe*rweed.
lie bas a reputation ns a successful
hunter, especially of large game, but
he is almost the only member of the
British royal family who is not also
an enthusiastic und fortunate angler.
Many Cunadian fishermen can testify from personal observation on tho
Hestigoucho und Cascapedia BiVer*
to tho clover angling ol tbe present
Prince of Wales, and of bis aunt, tho
Princess Louise, Marchioness of
Lome, now Duchess of Argyll, the
favorite  sister  of  the King. The
cottage built for her on the batiks of
the Cascapedia Is still standing, and
the pool in which she killed her largest salmon still bears her name.
It was while visiting her In Canada
that the present Prince of Wales and
his late brother, the Duko of Clarence, proved to the Canadian anglers
their skill, with the fly rod. The
Prince of Wales has, indeed, been
called the angler-ln-chief of the royal
family, and both in dexterity and
luck be recalls his late uncle, the
Duke of Edinburgh.
Queen Alexandra is well known as
a keen disciple of Izaak Walton, and
often fishes for salmon In Scotland
with her daughter, the Princess Victoria, The Alexandra fly, which has
been called after her, is so deadly a
killer on some of the Old Country
streams thut'its use on many of them
bus been absolutely forbidden. This
remarkable Hy was not, as sometimes supposed, invented by the
Queen, but by Dr. Hobbs. It was
originally known as the Lady of the
Lake, and tbis name was abandoned
for Its present one because of tho
success obtained with it by the then
Princess Alexandra. In America it
is less known as a salmon fly than
as a successful lure for large trout.
In fact, it may not properly be
railed an artificial Hy at all, being
Intended ns a vague imitation of a
minnow, and it was originally intended to be cast and played minnow
fashion just below the surface of the
water. Ils coarse, green hackles
partly enclose a bright, silvery body,
glimpses of which are given to Ihe
fish by allowing the line to run with
the current and then drawing it
up stream by short, sudden Jerks,
which open and close the hackles.
In this country, where salmon are
not taken in fresh Water by minnows
or other live bait, as in the Drltish
Isles, this imitation Is not so much
affected by salmon fishermen.
King Edward's daughter, the Duchess of Fife, ls devoted to angling,
and spends much of her time at the
sport, accompanied by her daughters,
while tbe Duke Is away deer-stalking.
Fishing Is the favorite amusement,
too. of the little sons of the Princa
of Wales, and they wore recently
quite proud of their ability to send
a brace of trout of their own killing
to tbe King, and another brace to
their own parents.
Humility is the best proof of true
dignity.
A Clock ot Bread.
Milan hns a curiosity In a clock
which ls inndu entirely of bread. The
maker is a native of India and devoted three years of bis life to the
construction of this curiosity. Tbe
clock ls of n good size and goes well.
Granite,
Granite is the lowest rock in tbe
earth's crust. It is tbe bedrock of tbe
world and shows no evidence of animal or vegetable life. It Is the parent
rock from which all tbe rocks have
been either directly or Indirectly dm
rived. THE MORRISSEY MINER. , TOWN TREASURER
NECESSITY OF SLUMBER.
MORRISSEY,   B. C.
DANGERS OF A BURN.
. 'An extensive burn, though superficial throughout, is a deadly accident.
Death within forty-eight hours is
highly probable if two-thirds of the
surface of the body be involved, even
though the burn has locally produced little more than an erythema (redness.)
QUEBEC      MUNICIPAL    OFFICER
GIVES IMPORTANT
EVIDENCE.
Corns cause intolerable pain. Hollo-
wuy'H Corn Cure removes tho trouble.
Try it, and see what amount of pain is
Mived.
A white lie may be dressed in more
fashionable attire than any other
colored one, but it's the chalk in the
milk just the same.
Miiiard'a Liniment for Rheumatism.
Tht; Breslau Co-operative society
has a record membership. It ean
boast of no fewer than $78,019 members, and in point of numbers is the
largest co-operative society in the
world. As regards its trade, how-
ever, it is beaten by several English
societies.
Messrs. C. 0, Richards & Co.,
Gentlemen—In June '08 1 had my
hand and -wrist badly bitten by a
vicious horse. I suffered greatly for
several days, and the tooth cuts refused to heal, until your agent gave
me a bottle of MINARD'S LINIMENT, which 1 began using, awl the
effect was magical. In live hours the
pain hud ceased, and in two weeks
the wound had completely healed
and my hand nnd arm were as well
as ever. Yours truly,
A. K. HOT,
Carriage Maker,   St.   Antoine,   P.Q.
Forty-five tons is the record weight
ever pulled by a pair of horses. The
load consisted of bark, which was
placed on a sleigh and pulled over
the ice.
TFAAi THE DEAF.—Mr. J. F   Kellock.
DruKfjiHt, Perth, writes : "A customer of
mine having been cured of deafness l-v
the umi of Dr Thomas' Eclectrlc Oil.
wrote to I refund, telling his friend* there
of the cure. In consequence I received mi
Ordor to send half n dozen bv express to
Wexford.   Ireland,   this  week."
The biggest nugget of tin on record wns recently found at North Dun-
das, Tasmania. It weighed 5,4001b.,
67 per cent, being pure tin.
The superiority of Mother Oraves'
Worm Exterminator is shown by Its pood
effects on the children. Purchase a hot-
tie and give It a trial.
Tho fastest long distance train in
the world is run between Paris nnd
Bayonee, In Frana . The speed is
54.18 miles an hour.
¥AnK TWAIN'S riKST LECTURE.
Subject,   "The   Sandwich   Islands   or
AuytliUitf Elie,"
"On Tuesday ironing, Sept. '20, i860,
Samuel Lnnghorno Clemens made hu
first appeurauce in public at the Academy of Music in lMne BtrCGt, San Frnu
cisco," Miy.s Will M. Clemens in AIw»-
lee'Ss "He hud just returned from the
Humlwl'-:. Islands, from where be hat)
been writing letters on the Islands ami
the Islanders to ihe Sacramento Union,
The appearance ot Arteinus Want some
months previous iu Han Francisco had
aroused an ambition iu Mark Twain to
'go and do likewise,' not for the faun'
that might coiue to him, not from the
money tu he earned, but from a spirit of
pure tnlschievonineSB< Twain was one
ot a coterie of bobcrctUni which Included
B-et Hnrte, Prentice Mulford ami
Charles Warien Stoddard, ami I can imagine how he chuckled to himself when
he concluded to 'learn a new trick and
surprise the hoys.' He secured u hall ami
published a sort  of Art QUI US Ward  an
nouncemont that he would deliver a lee-
tore about his trip to the Sandwich Is*
lauds.
"Commenting upon the announcement,
the Ban Francisco correspondent ef n
neighboring newspaper wrote:
"'We may expect either gay or grav<?
temnrks, for hy recently published let*
ters he very fully exhibited the resources
of the islands to the great BtttfsfOCtl'U)
of the busiucsfi community. His lecture
at this time will have a peculiar Interest)
independent of his own rapidly augment
Ing popularity, from the fact that the
queen (Emma) of said country is now in
our midst. Everybody is going, and con
sequently a crowded audience will greet
the maiden—I believe—lecture of the safe
hrusher. He Ih uot at nil au eloquent orator, and I fear, as he himself announces
it, "doors open at 7, the trouble will commence at 8 o'clock." •
" 'The "trouble" Is over,' wrote this
same correspondent under date of Oct. 3,
1800, 'the inimitable Mark Twain dolly
cred himself lust night of his first lecture
on "The Sandwich Islands or Anything
Else." Home time before the hour appointed to open his head the Academy of
Music (ou I'ine street) was densely
crowded with oue of the most fashionable audiences it wns ever my privilege to
witness during my long residence in this*
city. The elite of the town were there,
and so was the governor of the state- -occupying one of the boxes—whose rotund
face was suffused with a halo of mirth
during the whole entertnininent. The audience promptly notitied Mark by the
usual sign—stamping—that the auspicious
hour had arrived,, and presently the lecturer came sidling and swinging out froiu
the left of the Btage. His very manner
produced a generally vociferous laugh
from the assemblage. He opened with
an apology, by saying that he had partly
succeeded iu obtaining a band, but, al
the last moment, the party engaged backed out. He explained that he had hired
* man to play the trombone, but he, on
.earning thut he was the only person engaged, came at the last moment ami In
formed him that he could not plrty, This
placed Mark iu a bad predict"" 'cut, and,
wishing to know his reasons for deserting
hlin at that critical moment, he replied
"that ho wasn't going to nmke n fool nf
himself by sitting up there on the stage
and blowing his horn all by himself."
After the applause subsided he assumed
a very grave countenance and commenced his remarks proper with the following
well known sentence: "When, in the
Course of human events," etc. lie lectured fully an hour nnd a quarter, and
his humorous sayings were interspersed
with geographical, ngriculturul and statistical remarks, sometimes branching off
and reaching beyond—souring, in the very
choicest language, up to the very pinnacle of descriptive [.nwr.1"
Th* Old Story.
Harold—And so their marriage tamed out unhappily?
Mildred—Ves; she was a bard ice
cream soda drinker, end he married
her to reform her.
The Dliconmved M« thematic!*.*.
Oh. figures are too hard for met
I'll never try again.
I play the horses 1—1*-3;      *"   j   >
They flmah 8-8-lU t£sr—
Without Fear, Favor or Affection, He
Speaks Plainly His Honest Sentiments, Adding Some Words of
Advice.
! Wolfestown, Que., Sept. If—(Spec-
; ial)—Mr. R. Uoulanger, Secretary
i and Treasurer of this town is num-
j bered among the most prominent and
: highly respected citizens of the coun-
try.
j Time and again he has been honored by appointments to ollices of public trust, and there is no man in our
community who commands the universal respect and esteem of all
classes of citizens more than Mr.
.Uoulanger.
Those who know him well are
aware that for somo time he was
very ill, and they also know that he
was restored to good health, but
many of them may not be aware of
the means used by Mr. Uoulanger in
accomplishing the wonderful recovery
which he has been fortunate enough
to bring about.
Dodd'fl Kidney I'ills cured him and
he has made this fact public in a
grateful letter, which reads as follows :
"I desire to say that I was "completely cured of Kidney Disease and
Urinary Trouble by Dodd'e Kidney
Pills.
"I was so bud that 1 was obliged
to urinate often, with much pain.
They have relieved me of the pain
nnd the results in every way ure satisfactory.
"I think it is prudent for every
family to keep them and use them."
When ii man of Mr. Boulonger's
Standing puts himself on record so
frankly and positively, there can be
no doubt hut that he has experienced
all and more than he states in his
letter.
Dodd's Kidney I'ills have now permanently established themselves as
an infallible remedy for all urinary
trouble, and the closing words of
Mr. Boulnnger's letter are nn advice
which every household should observe.
INTELLIGENCE IN  PLANTS.
Something almost us good as Intelligence is exhibited by plants. If,
during u dry season a bucket of water be placed near a growing pumpkin, in the course of a few days the
vegetable will turn from its course
and get at least one of its leaves in
the water.
Tlio proprietors of parmelso's Fills nre
constantly receiving letters similar to
thu following, which explains itself. Mr.
John A Beau, Waterloo, Ont., writes :
"1 never used aiiy medicine th»<t can
equal Panneltt's Fills for Dyspepsia or
Liver and Kldnev Complaints. The relief
experienced after using them was wonderful." As a safe family medicine Par-
melee's Vegetable Fills can he given In
all   cases   requiring  a  cathartic.
The expenses of municipal government in London last year were £8,-
400,000 less than those of New York.
I have learned to judge of men b.v
their own deeds; 1 do not make the
accident    of birth   the   Standard     of
merit.—Mrs. Hale.
HOW TO  CUHH   HEADACHE.—Soma
people suffer untold misery day after diiv
with Headache. There is rest neither day
or night until the nerves are nil unstrung. The cause is generally a disordered Stomach, and a cure can he effeoted
bv using Parmeles's Vegetable F Us, containing Mundrake and Dandelion. Mr.
Flnlay Wark. Lvsander, P. Q., writes:—
"I find Parmeles's Fills a first, class ur-
tlclc  for  Bilious   Hvadache."
It is always right that a man
should render a reason for the faith
thut is within him.—Sidney Smith.
To know what is just ami   not to
practise it is cowardice.—Confucius.
Daylight  and  truth    meet  ns  with
clear dawn.—Milton.
Winard's Liniment Cures LaSrippe.
A knocker is a person full of envy
or a seeker after blackmail.
One of the noblest works of creation is the man who pays for his paper without being dunnod.—New Denver Ledge.
AUTHORS* BLUNDERS.
Some  MlMlukcn  lu  AVhlcb  the   Moon,
Sou and Wind Figure.
The moon proves a terrible pitfall to
most writers. Wllkle Collins onoe per-
formed the marvelous feut of making
it rise lu the west. Rider Haggard, In
"King Solomon's Mines," relies for the
effective rendering of oue of his most
thrilling scenes upon an eclipse of the
new moon.
Coleridge plnced a star between the
horns of the crescent moon, forgetting
thut to be visible In such a position the
star would have to bo between the
earth nnd tho moon or, suy, 230,000
miles away only.
Next to tho moon perhaps the sun Is
responsible for more glaring errors
than any sluglo concrete ouuse. At
the beginning of a certain famous novel, tho title of which a few years back
wus in everybody's mouth, un Invalid
character's room was said to have
been lighted by one window looking
directly towurd the east. Yet at the
end of the book, when the invalid dies,
the author, wishing to make him de-
part this life in a flood of glory, suffuses this eastern windowed room with
"the red glare of the setting sun."
Klngsley, too, made one of his heroes
row out Into the eastern ocean after
the sotting sun. Hut even this glaring
absurdity has beou capped. In a novel
published by a well known tlrm there
occurs the following passage, the scene
being laid ou board a big sailing ship:
'"How's the wind';" asked the skipper. 'Bast-northeast,' replied the mate,
glancing at tho masthead pennant,
which wns streaming blithely in the
direction Indicated." So that In the
world, according to novelists, we
should not only rind the sun netting In
the east, but pennants would "stream"
against the direction of the prevailing
wind. 	
Wnlkln* Back.
tis kind to the actor who's forced for ta
roam.
And don't set him down as a brute;
It's  because   of  his  yearning  for  loved
ones at home
Tbat he tramples all ties under foot
Death    1*3'    Sk-«-:<le««neM    a    Chinese
i'ti.- i-.lt nifiit.
"A person absolutely without sleep
for nine days will die." says a writer
i:i AiusU'e's. "Kuft'erers from insomnia
sometimes maintain that they have
gone for weeks without sleeping, but it
has been proved that they do slwp
without being aware of it At a certain point sleep is Inevitable, no matter What the bodily condition, the alternative being death. Prisoners have
sh-pt o:i the rack of the inquisition.
And the Chinese found that only the
gnntest ingenuity uud vigilance eould
carry ont a sentence of death by sleep-
Iccsura*, This mode of capital punish*
KUT.t was long In favor lu China nnd is
said to he so today, while as n form of
torture deprivation of sleep Is considered one of the most efltcaclooi weapons in the Chinese judicial arsenal.
In some such cases the prisoner is
kept in a cage too small to stand up or
lie down In and constantly prodded
with a sharp rod. Death by starvation,
also a Chinese punitive method, is a
slower process and therefore, one
would think, more calculated to appeal
to the oriental mind If It were not
that death by sleeplessness is thought
so much more painful. In the latter case the brain Is the lirst affect*
ed of all the organs of llie body, while
In case of starvation Hie brain longest
retains Us normal weight and character.
"A corresponding mode of taming
wild elephants is laid to be depriving
the aniniabi of sleep when lirst caught.
In a few days they become comparatively spiritless and harmless. The
brain of the elephant is held lo be
more highly developed than that of
any other wild animal, but of course
as compared with a human brain can
he easily fatigued by new impressions
and so made very dependent on sleep.
The wild elephant in his native jungle,
however. Is said to sleep very little—a
further point for tbe theory of tbe universal ratio of sleep to Intelligence,
A man taken out of bis habitat and
placed In conditions which he never
could have imagined—if transported
to Mars, say—would doubtless need an
extraordinary amount of sleep at lirst.
There is the almost parallel case of u
German boy, Casper Ilauser. who up
to the age of eighteen was kept In one
room where he had no Intercourse with
human beings or sight of any natural
object, not even the sky. At eighteen
he was brought to Nuremberg and
abandoned in the street. For the tlrst
few mouths of his life among men he
slept almost Constantly and so soundly
that It was very hard to wake blm."
A  WISE  DECISION.
"The deacon prayed for rain six
I days und nights on a stretch, an'
I when the rain come"	
"What then ?'»
"Drowned two of his best cows an'
!washed the foundations from andar
his house. An' now he says that
: hereafter he's a good mind to keep
i quiet an' jest let Providence run the
'weather to suit itself.
W0NDEBFUL BE0ECK
THE   ORIGINAL   SPOTLESS   TOWN   IS
IN NORTHERN  HOLLAND.
BABY'S OWN TABLETS.
Are Nature's   Cure    For   Children's
Ailments.
Medicines containing opiates should
never be given to children—little or
big. When you use Baby's Own Tablets for your little ones you huve u
positive guurantee that they contain
neither opiate nor haruiful drug.
They ure good for all children from
the smallest, weakest infant to the
well grown child. These Tablets
quickly relieve and positively cure all
.stomach und bowel] troubles, simple
fevers, troubles while teething, etc.
IThey always do good, und can never
Ido the slightest harm. For very
|sinnll infants crush the Tablets to a
[powder. Mrs. J, P. Latham, Chatham, Ont., says: "My baby tool,
! very sick. His tongue was coated,
his breath offensive, aud he could net
retain food on his stomach. Me also
had diarrhoea for four or live days
and grew very thin and pule. He
gave him medicine, but nothing helped him until we gave him Bain's
Ows Tablet*. After giving him the
tlrst dose he began to Improve and
in three days he wus quite well, lie
begun to gain tlesh and is now a
fut, healthy boy.     1 am more than
pleased  with   the Tablets  as   I   think
they saved my baby's life."
Baby's Own Tablets are sold by
all druggists or will be sent by mail
post paid at 2~, cents a box hy writing direct to the Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Brockville. Ont., or Scheu-
oclady, N. V.
It is the polished  villain Ihat  beats
the  bootblack  out  of his  lee.
White   (lour   is   a   delusion.    A   dog
fed only on it will die iu 12 days.
The lenat ot Peeling.
Some of our most Important organs—
for Inslnnee. the heart, the brain und
the lungs—are. strange to BU)-, c|tilte
Insensible to touch, thus showing that
Hot only ure nerves necessary for the
sensation, but also the special end organs. The curious fact was noticed
with the greatest astonishment hy
Harvey, who. while treating a patient
for an abscess that caused u large
cavity lu his side, found that when lie
put his lingers into the cavity he could
actually take hold of the heart without
Ihe patient being in the least aware of
what he was doing. This so interested
Harvey thai he brought King Charles
I. to the man's bedside thut "he might
himself behold aud touch so extraordinary n thing."
In certain operations n piece of skin
Is removed from the forehead to the
nose, and it Is stated that the patient,
oddly enough, feels as If the new
unsal part were still lu his forehead
und may have a headache in his nose.
In the Same Situation.
A funny story Is told about n physician nt Monroe City. A resident of
the town set out shade trees for the
doctor. A short time Inter the physician was called to intend the mother-
in-law of the man who had set out the
trees. The old lady died, nnd the physician presented his bill. After paying
It, the citizen thought of the trees nnd
made out and presented a hill for
them. "But the trees died." protested
the doctor. "So did my mother-in-law,"
retorted the other man. The doctor
paid the hill.
Settling   Hie   "Tip"  Question.
The awkward question of the tip was
solved by u big New Knglander from
the state of Maine who was dining in
a London restaurant the other evening.
Having paid his bill, he was Informed
hy the waiter that what he hnd paid
did "not Include the waiter."
"Waal." said the stranger, "I ute no
waiter, did IV
And as lie looked quite ready to do
so on any further provocation the subject was dropped.
iiie Dus Tint  Rlnors uml Ills Mnster.
"Blllingsley has taught his dog to
»lng."
"Does lie slug well?"
"He slugs us well us Bllllugsley
toDld teach lllm."
"I never heard Bllllugsley. Is be a
i.»jod singerV"
"Well, the dog hns been shot ut
Buveti limes."
Analysis.
She—After nil, what ls the difference
between illusion nnd delusion?
He—Illusion Is the lovely fancies we
huve about ourselves, and delusion Is
lie foolish fancies other people have
nbout themselves.—Life.
Uncertnln Footlna.
Vbe fellow who stands on his dlgnllj
,i ny discover that dignity Is Just ua
Slippery as u banana skin.
In Turkey red hnlr Is counted a grent
beauty, nnd the women dye their bnlr
that Hut,	
Ko Satisfying Her.
"Women -ore  hard  to understand."
"Think so?"
"Ves; I told her she curried her uge
well aud she wns offended."
"You don't fitly!" '
"Yes; and then 1 told her she didn't
carrv it well, und she wouldn't speak."
Romance and Reality.
In the sprint a young* man's fancy lightly
turns to thoughts of love;
In   the  spring   the   snows   and   torrents
quickly tumble from above;
In the spring the maiden's vision many
joyous pictures sees;
In the spring we Boak and shiver, splash
and spatter, sneeze and freese.
THE AHIZONA KICKER.
Things   That   Happen   Every   Day   In
the Life of IL llusy Hilitur.
[Copyright, 1902. hy C, II. Lewis.1
The coroner of this town couldn't do
a more sensible thing than lo hold uu
Inquest on his own remains.
The rumor that we are looking for
another political office ls true. We now
hanker to be lish commissioner of the
territory, thus giving us live soft snaps.
There is no cheek about this. We are
simply taking care ef ourself as au
editor. Whnt Is left after we tire provided for can go to the modest und
humble public.
We nsk it ns a personal favor that
Colonel Jackson will keep away from
this otlice. Three different times within a month hu has called nud shot at
us because we differ with him us to
the length of thu Mississippi river,
ntid. though he couldn't hit us If he
shot nil day long, the noise he makes
disturbs the printers in the next room.
Again we warn our readers uot to
put too much trust in our weekly
weather predictions. We tuny hit it
plumb center now and then, or we may
not come within a mile of It. All tie
tools we have to work with nre a pall'
of compasses, a rule, a blue pencil und
unlimited ambition, und we simply do
the best we enn.
Old .71m Hewson, who was bitten by
a wolf i.ro weeks ngo, Is said to he in
a critical condition from blood poisoning. No ono has heard from the wolf,
but be probably died long ngo.
Over at Blue Hills the other day
fourteen men turned loose In the public streets und fired six bullets apiece,
THEY FIRED BIX BULLETS APIECE.
and uo one wns even grazed. We always contended tbut It was a cross
eyed town.
The position of sporting editor on the
stuff of t..is paper is vacant The salary Is $S per week, und the applicant
must furnish bis owu guus and cartridges and pay his own funeral expenses.      M. QUAD.
Fiction Versus Facts.
"Another good man gone wrong,"
Folks say, but, no doubt,
•TIs only ono more bad man
Folks have Just found out
True Enough.
"What do you mean by saying she
Just celebrated her wooden wedding?"
"Sbe married a blockhead."
Smallpox Mortality.
The mortality In smallpox epidemics
usually ranges from lit) to So per cent
of the cases.
As n rule the man who gets   in   a
pickle doesn't  look well preserved.
Well Made.
Pure flour and pure yeast do not
•necessarily mean good bread. It
may be spoiled in the making. Just
to: material is not everything.
Prof. W. Hodgson Ellis, Official
Analyst to the Dominion Government, after a number of analyses, reports that " Sunlight Soap is a pure
and well-made soap." "Well made
means more than you think. Try
Sunlight Soap—Octagon Bar—next
wash day. and you will enjoy
the benefits of a "well-made
•oap, and will see that Prof. Ellis is
right No one should know better
than b*. 2M
A \eatness nud a Brilliancy Tbut
Are Absolutely I'ninlul I'ervude tbe
Whole- Place—Hule. Which tbe In-
babllunts Must  Observe.
Far up In northern Holland among
the dikes and canals of the little kingdom iies Broeek, tbe original Spotless
Town. The palings of the fences of
Broeek are Bky blue. The streets ore
paved with shining bricks of many colors. The houses are rose colored,
black, gray, purple, light blue or pale
green. The doors are puinted and gilded. For hours you may uot see u soul
lu the streets or at tbe windows. The
streets and bouses, bridges, windows
and barns show a ueatness and a bril-
iluucy that are absolutely painful. At
every step a new effect Is disclosed, u
new scene is beheld, us If painted upon
the drop curtain of a stage. Every.
thing ls minute, compact painted,
spotless and clean, in the houses of
Broeek for cleaning purposes you will
liud big brooms, little brooms, toothbrushes, uquu fortis, whiting for the
window panes, rouge for the forks und
spoons, coal dust for the copper, emery
for the Iron utensils, brick powder for
the tloors und even small splinters of
wood with which to pick out the tiny
bits of straw In the cracks between the
bricks. Here are some of the rules of
this wonderful town:
Citizens must leave their shoes at the
duor when entering a house.
Itefore or after sunset no one ls allowed
to smoke excepting with a pipe having a
cover, so that the ashes will not he scattered upon the street.
Any one crossing the village on horseback must get out of the saddle and lead
the horse,
A cuspidor shall he kept hy the front
door of each house, where It may be accessible from the window.
11 Is forbidden to cross the village in a
carriage or to drive animals through the
streets.
In addition to these established rules
It is tho custom for every citizen who
sees it leaf or n bit of straw blown before his house by Ute wind to pick it
up nud throw it into the canal. The
people go filio paces out of the village
to dust their shoes. Dozens of boys
nre paid to blow the dust from between the bricks In the streets four
times an hour. In certain houses Ihe
guests are carried over the threshold
so as not to soil the pavements, At
one time the mania for cleaning in
Broeek reached such a point that tlie
housewives of the village ueglectcd
even their religious duties for scrubbing and washing. Tlie village pastor,
nfter trying every sort of persuasion,
preached a long sermon, in which he
declared that every Dutchwoman who
bud faithfully fulfilled her duties toward Qod in tills world would find lu
the next a house packed full of furniture nud stored with the most various
anil precious articles of use and ornament, which, not being distracted by
other occupations, she would be able
to brush, wash and polish for all eternity. The promise of this sublime
recompense uml the thought of this
extreme bnpdlness filled the women
with such fervor and piety that for
mouths thereafter the pastor bad tto
cause for complaint
Around every house In Broeek lire
buckets, benches, rakes, hoes and
stakes, all colored red, blue, white or
yellow. The brilliancy and variety of
colors and the cleanliness, brightness
and miniature pomp of the place nre
Wonderful. At the windows there are
embroidered curtains, with rose colored ribbons. The blades, bands and
nails of the gayly painted windmills
shine like silver. The houses nre
brightly varnished and surrounded
with red ami white railings and fences.
The panes of glass In the wintlows nre
bordered by many lines of different
hues. The trunks of all the trees are
puinted gray from root to branch.
Across the streams are many little
wooden bridges, each painted ns white
ns snow. The glitters nre ormimcnted
with ti sort of wooden festoon, per
forated like luce. The pointed fn-
cades are surmounted with n small
weathercock, n little lance or something resembling a bunch of flowers.
Nearly every house has two doors.
one In front nud oue behind, the last
for everyday entrance and exit und
the former opened only on g?eut oeea
slons, such us births, deaths ami mar-
riuges.
The gardens nre us peculiar ns the
houses. The pnths are hardly wide
enough to walk In. One could put
his arm around the flowerbeds. Tbe
dainty arbors would barely hold two
persons sitting close together. The little myrtle hedges would scarcely reach
to the knees of u four-year-old child.
Between the arbors und the flower
beds run little canals which seem made
to float paper boats. They ure crossed
b.v miniature wooden bridges, with
colored pillars and parapets. There
are ponds the size of it bath, which
are almost concealed by lllllpiitian
boats tied with red cords to blue
stakes, tiny staircases ami miniature
kitchen gardens. Everything could be
measured with the hand, crossed ut n
lenp, demolished by n blow. More
over, there nre trees cut in tbe shape
of funs, plumes and disks, with their
trunks colored white nud blue. At
every stop one discovers n new effect,
u fresh combination of hues, n novel
caprice, some new absurdity.
The rooms nre very tiny and resent
hie so tunny bazaars. There are porce
lain llgures on the cupboard. Chinese
cups and sugar bowls on and under
the tables, plates fastened on the
walls, clocks, ostrich eggs, shells,
vnses. plules. glasses, placed In every'
corner ami concealed in every hook,
cupboards full of hundreds of trifles
nnd ornaments without name, it crowd
Ing disorder and utter coufusiou of
colors.
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Findilift' a nine-leaved "shamrock"
a farm laborer at Groningeti. Holland, sent it to Queen Wilhelrafna,
who accepted the fttft, nnd rewarded
the donor with $10,
It nmy he only u trilling cold, but neo
leet it mai it will fasten its tangs t
your  lungs, and yuu  will  soon   be cari'Ie
to  an  untimely grave.   In   this  countr;
we have sudden changes and must expec
to have COUghs ami colds. We canno
avoid   them,   hut   we can  effect   a   cure  b;
using Dickie's Ant l-Confiuraptive Syruj
the medicine that has never been knowi
to fail in curing coughs, colds, bronchi
lis and ull affections ol the throat, hum
and chest.
Queen Alexandra belongs tti the undent family oJ Ho I stein-Oldenburg,
whicll tot hundreds of years occupied the    throne   of Denmark;     Tin
families of tho Dukes of llolslein dull
back to tho beginning of Herman history.
Virtue will be a kind of health und
beauty nnd good habit of the soul :
nnd \ ice will be a disease and deform it v  and  sickness  of  it.— I'In to.
Winard's Liniment is best Hair Restorer.
Ylndivustnck possesses tho only
crematorium that has boon erected
in the whole Russian empire.
Only Tl persons took out papers
of naturalization in tho whole Qf the
French colonies last year,
I
They   OhkIU   lo   D*.
"A eonplo wore uuirrioil in EL Louts
tbe other day who couldn't understand
each other's InUgUtlgc," said Mrs. (ill-
ley.
"And 1 suppose thnt (hoy arc unspeakably happy." commented Mr. till-
ley.
True  Love.
KUty—D'ye r'uly love me, Dtuny?
ttenni?- Do 01 love yo? l-'nilh, Kitty,
Oi'd do anything to live whi ye the
cist :tv me Utile nveu if Oi knowed
'twould kill ue this minute.'
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A box of oigan for hex hubby.
Ten t<. ono they an- LUGINAS,
because all ladlei love
their sweet annua.
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Some folks who don't believe In
faith cures have unlimited fnith in
their physicians.
Lifebuoy Soap—disinfectant—la strong*
\y recommended by tbe medical profession as a safeguard airainst infectious
diseases 39
You can't convince a ^irl that marriage is a failure until after site tries
it.'
Some men never acquire enemies
because they have no money to lend
lo their friends.
Minard's Liniment is the best
It matters but little if n prophet is
without honor in his own country,
provided he can afford to SO abroad.
Many a man's crookedness is due
to his attempt to make both ends
meet. IU MOKWSSEf MINER.
IHE   MINEB   .PUBLISHING  OO
T  E. SIMPSON, Manager.
M ROCIiENDOHF, Local Editor.
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BRIEF   MENTION.
C. H. Levers waa In Fernie the lirst
•f the week.
D. E. Clark, proprietor of an hotel In
Pilot Bay, was in town Saturday.
Constable Drumtnosd of Fernie, was
In town last week on a tonr ef Inspection.
Frank Carpenter, the despoller of
whiskers, was a rlsltor at Fernie Wed-
aesday.
if yea Want any books kept or made
op, call and see G. G. Moffatt in Tbe
Miner bnlldins;.
Read today's news today, and read It
in the Dally News, Nelson's live dally.
Jack Gillis sells It.
J. G. Rogers, Gieat Northern road-
master, was up from the south this week
looking over the line.
Thomas Huber, stable boss at the
mine, visited Macleod and Lethbrldge
(he latter part of last week.
Mr. Dakera, night operator at the C.
P. K station, bas been mixed np with
in attack of grippe this week.
James Greer haa been awarded tbe
contract for bonding a large addition to the school house in Cranbrook.
Andrew Laldlaw and John Fahey
came In from Spokane Monday and
left Tnesday for the coal fields on tbe
npper Flathead.
Mrs. George Paqoln came In from
Elko Wednesday night to get some medicine for her mother, who has been
(Julte Ul the past week.
G. G. Moffatt, manager for Beale'
Hutchison * Elwell, went to Moyle
Thursday to look alter some business
for his Arm.   He will be back Monday.
G- H. Thompson, the Cranbrook bar-
tlater, was in town a few boors It si
Saturday on his way home from tbe
meeting of the license commissioners at
Fernie.
A dance will be given at George Hog-
garth's hotel in Elko on Tuesday even-
In;; next, and if there is any possible
way of getting there quite a delegation
will attend from Morrissey.
At a meeting of the license commit
tloners held tn Fernie last Week, a license  was granted   for  the   Wardner
hotel,  which will be ran by 0. J. Eck"
etorm, formerly of Morrissey.
Chnrcb of England services will be
conducted (D. V.) by the Bev. Aykroyd
Stoney on Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, in the Methodist church. All
are very cordially invited to attend,
S. F. PIfer and J. Childs, who have
been working for Foss & McDonell tbe
past winter, left Monday for their for
mer hornet in Manitoba. The boys will
be greatly missed by their numerous
friends in Morrissey.
The name of the brakeman who waa
Silled at Frank last week was William
Burke, and not McBride, as reported in
last week's Miner. The unfortunate
man fell between the cars while setting
brakea and waa cot in two. Hit home
Teas in Washington.
F. r i    . . o  ■ j,  iast |
Sujdi*., and ,uo v.c :tn a no - lu t ... I
loni condition tn lh<± hospital at that
place at the result if being stiuck on
lb.- be»d by a sharp Instrument. Evidently there is considerable work iu
il>ht for the new chief of police tn the
saintly city to the east of ns.
Jick Gillis spent last Sunday in Lethbrldge risking with Mr. and Mrs. A.
L-iicb and family, who are temporarily
residing In tbat town to be with Miss
Emma Leltcb, sbe has been there for
several months In the hope tbat the
change from the mountain climate will
prove beneficial to her healtn.
The weather has been something
abominable the past week. A small
sized bl surd held the boards Sunday
and Monday, and Tuesday a change Id
the weather brought a heavy downfall
of rain, which continued until Wednesday night. Then by way of diversion
another heavy snow storm set in and ls
still at It, with no hopes for a let np lu
sight. Truly, the weather in Morrissey
at this time of the year ls a wonderful
Institution.
Great preparations are being made to
receive the delegates of the associated
boards of trade at the meeting in Fer
nle next Wednesday Owing to the
present depression In business over tbe
entire province as a result of the coal
strike, the attendance will be unusually
large, and much good ls expected as a
result of the meeting. A big banquet
will be tendered the visitors at tbe Hoy-
al hotel In the evening. The Morrissey
board of trade will not send delegates
this year.
There is talk of getting up a hot banquet to be held at tbe Australian hotel
In tbe near future, which, iu lieu of a
more valid excuse, will be pulled off un.
der the name of the "Old Timers Love
Feast." There Is great timber among
the Knockers club to make such a meet'
log a bowling success, and as there are
a few good members in Cranbrook who
hare signified their readiness to attend,
a most enjoyable time could be looked
for in the event of such an entertainment.
A. C. Dempsey and G.C. Mackay, two
business men of Rosslaod, were in town
last Saturday and Sunday. The gentlemen are making a trip through this section of the country with a view to locating and engaging in business, and expressed tbe belief tbat Morrissey's future promises to be a bright one, notwithstanding the fact tbat tbe strike
has cast a temporary damper en business in this district. Messrs. Dempsey
and Mackay left Monday for points further east, but expect to return to Morrissey when the strike is settled and
conditions are more favorable In this
part of the country.
Allen Farrell, the mascot of the
Knockers club, has offered a reward of
30 centt for information that will lead
to the arrest and conviction of the par
ties that touched him for his trunk the
first of the week. Mr. Farrell says tbe
last he saw of the trunk was In the Australian hotel office, and ls confident
that there are more than one man mix.
ed np in the deal, as the trunk contained a couple of hundred bricks which
were put in as a surprise party to Landlord Stephens, In the event of Mr. Far-
veil's departure from town. The gentleman's many friends wish blm a speedy
recovery of tbe missing article, and lu
the meantime have constituted themselves Into a searching party to assist
him In locating the trunk.
Morrissey Methodist Church.
C. F. Connor, pastor; preaching service, 11 a.m.; Sabbath school (at the
mines) 3 p.m.; preaching service (at
the mines) 7:30 p.m. All welcome,
seats free.
1 he Canadian Bank of Commerce
Head Office, Toronto.
Paid up Capital, $8,ooo,oco.       Reserve Fund, $2,5oocoo.
HON. GEO   A. COX, President B. E  WALKER, General Manager.
SAVINGS  BANK DEPARTMENT.
Deposits of $1 and upwards received and Interest allowed at cjrrenl rates.   Depositors are subject to no delay when
depositing or withdrawing funds.
E. H.BIRD, Manager.
Fernie Branch,
NOTICE
In t.he matter of the Act respecting certain
works constructed in or over navigable waters, being Chapter 92, R 8 f\, 1886.
Notice is hereby given thatonemonth after
date the Bast Kootenay Lumber company,
limit-" I. of Cranbrook, British Columbia, will
apply to the governor in council under the
provit-ions of the above mentioned act for
approval of plans for tbe construction of
dams und booms in the Kootenay river in
South East Kootenay, British Columbia.
Also that the said company bave deposited
plans of the works proposed to be constructed and a description of the site thereof as
required by the suid act, with the minister
of public works, at Ottawa, Ontario, and
with tbe registrar of laud titles at Nelson,
British Columbia.
Dated at (Yanbro >k, B. C, this 11th day
of February, 1003.
W. F. GURD,
Cranbrook,B C.
Solicitor for the Applicants.
i'l I I r i rt rrTTTtTTT'r'rr I tt 1 I 1
D. J. JOHNSON
Carpenter and Builder
A Resident of the Town of Morrlsiey
GOOD WORK AT REASONABLE PRICES
"t * *1* t TTt *f"r ttttt TV'FT't x*f"t"T*T tTT
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
ii i inn in 11111 ii 11 iii in nniHiuiHiiiiiiiiiiit
Take
The Miner
and keep posted
on this part
of the
district,
I 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*btates of Montana, Oregon,
Idaho, Washington, and the province of British Columbia. »In 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
$1.00 per year can nowhere be
excelled.
Perhaps y<m hsvs somsthtn. to sell—ft farm,
ft team, form machinery, rou may wish to
buy something. Th* best possible way to communicate with people who wish to buy or sell
Is by Inserting a small advertisement In the
Spoaesman-Rovlew. The prlco is tlio same In
the dally and the Twlce-a-Week.
A dwelling house and office will go
with the mill.    Write to or Inquire of
Cedar Valley Improvement Co.
Morrissey, B, C.
THE BEST BEER
IS THE BEST
Drink Fort Steele
Brewing Co 's Beer
Tt ls wholesome and nntritlona and Is
made, in tbe district.
<*j^^4^^><S>M^4.-^^^^>^^^i>^H-
■m$<$&$>&$&i^4>4m>Mm&i>&s^
James Greer
CONTRACTOR
AND BUILDER
AU Work Guaranteed.   See ns
Before You Bnild.   It Will Pay Yon
IT DOEBN'T COST MUCH-
tlme SOc
times 46c
time* (jOc
18 WORDS |
24.W0RDS 1 EE=|
If you wish to rearh bualnwa men and new*
comers, uso tho DAILY. Farmers, BtocknKin,
lumbermen and miners take the TWICE-A-
WEEK.
CITY MEAT MARKE1
R. W. Rogers, Prop.
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.
We are ready to furnish estimates on
all work in our line anywhere iu the
district. Address all letters to Cranbrook, B C.
Morrissey, B. C.
IMPERIAL BANK OF CANADA
Capital i Authorized) $4,000,000
C-kpitaKPaid Up) $2,023 886
Best $2 486 288
HEAD OFFICE,    ORONTO, ONTARIO.
T. R Uerritt, Pres.   D. R. Wilkie. Vice Pres. and Ovn. Manager.    E. Bay, Asat
Gen. Manager.   W. UoHst, Thief Inspector.
CRANBROOK BRANCH
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT Interest allowed on deposits.
A general banking business transacted. Drafts sold, available in every ;;
part of Canada, United States and Europe. Special attention to col. • ■
lections. F. tl. MARSH, Manager.
-J
1
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Stoves and Cooking Utensils
Plumbing   and   Tinsmithing
J. C. Patmore   -   Proprietor
H.A. KAXOUSE
Preidunt
C. H. LEVEU8
H. BENTLEY
Bec'yTreas
CEDAR VALLEY IMPROVMENT CO., LIMITED
MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KIND   OP
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles
Lath, Dimension and Bridge Timber
Mills at Morrissey and Fernie
MORRISSEY HOTEL,
JULES HUREL, Prop.
New House, Newly Furnished and Everything
Nicely Arranged.
We Keep the Best of Liquors and Cigars
i
I G. G. Moffatt, Notary Public, Accountant
AGENT FOR
|   BEALE, HUTCHISON & ELWELL
Head Office, Cranbrook,  B. C.
Insurance, books kept and accounts audited. Collections
promptly attended to. The very best fire, life and
accident companies only.
|   MorVissey Office      .      -      .      Miner Building
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INVEST   ABOVE   GROUND!
In security based upon industrial enterprise.
In a town surrounded by the largest coal deposits so far discovered.
Situated on the main line of the Crows Nest Pass and the Crows Nest Southern railways.
The Morrissey coal mine will be shipping 1000 tons daily by July 1st. As an investment, we
believe Morrissey real estate to be one of the safest, surest and most profitable that could be entered into.
It is safer than a savings bank, as it is not subject to panic, while the prospective profits are
infinitely greater.
The lot we sell you now for $300 will unquestionably bring $3000 in ten years' time.
It will cost you nothing to thoroughly satisfy yourself on every point.
We solicit closest investigation.
THOS.   CRAHAN
AGENT, MORRISSEY, B. 0.
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