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VOLUME   1
MORRISSEY,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   APRIL   11.   J003
NUMBER
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MORRISSEY, B. C.
NOTES   PROM   THE   MINES
" There's No Place Like Home "
Australian
Hotel......
H. L. Stephens, Prop.
Morrissey
B.C.
... THE.. . v
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London and
Liverpool Co.
Fernie, B. C.
Departmental Store   |
DEPARTMENTS
1 Clothing.
2 Mens Furnishings
3 Mens Boots and Shoes
4 Ladies & Childrens Boots and Shoes
5 Staple and Fancy Dry Goods
6 Millinery and Fancy Goods
7 House Furn'shgs,Carpets, Linoleums
8 Furniture
9 Crockery and Glassware
10 Groceries
11 Hardware, Stoves and Tinware
Our Groceries Have Arrived   k
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 wi'l
bring you, we shall accommodate you.
J. A. Gillis
...THE CASH STORE
,l.|„H„|,|.|„l„H»HtWn'ltHktrT ****
li MORRISSEY DEPARTMENT STORE |j
Oar stock la rapidly thinning out under tbe pressure of
Greatly Reduced Prices
•I You can depend on every article you buy at th:s store
; j Unreliable goods will never fhd place here. You'll find the ';;
!! best or no thin , and va'ue for value. You'll find our prices ! '■
• • down to the buy-without-question mark. j;
R. HIRTZ, Proprietor     \\
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EUGENE WALTER
Proprietor
A First Class Hotel in
a First Glass Town
RATES:   ONE DOLLAR PER DAY
BEST OF WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
J. MECREDY,
DRAYand EXPRESS
Wood and Coal For Sale
1 am la shape to five carsfal attention to lay btislnesa In my llae.   Satis-
actloa guaranteed. We makt a specialty ol sale transportation ol all foods.
Items of General   Interest  From
the   Coal   Center.
Ab  ut 100 miners   from tbe Boanrlary
count, v, M'jDtsba and   Washington aod
. also from the   coast   nitbes  at ilv-d ti.is
week to   si rk  In tbe mints.    All seem
k^ood   m   n   ai d   aie   pleased    wltb   the
cuuu r    and iwur*
A er.-itt drawback to tl.e work bere
at present ls the want of rallr>.& cars.
With this i ilHcult; remedied shipments
will soon assume tb-.-lr  old p;oporttons
Tne new M thudlst church bere Is
■early ti muleied. It:v. to nor Is a
sure rustler In bis Una.
All Giro wU'lllog wor-k can be Mire of
same at tbe M  r ,»,,-) mines
Jin Bryan came lu from Fernie this
week to act as boss carpenter for tbe
Coal companj He Is now Bnishln; tbe
snow sheds on tbe Incline golrg to tie
mine.
Edward Illff has again resumed work
on the new fan at No. 1 mine.
Balf a mile of coking stone ls already
placed bere on tbe coke oven »fte.
Work will soon commence on this con-
tract. Two hundred aid fifty oven,
are to be built this summer.
Tne nek* seals in the Tiltes-Wocd
Co. store for convenience of lady buyers would be a credit to any eastern
business house.
When are we to have our new post
office! The way our mall Is handled
after leaving the Morrissey office Is
disgraceful. We understand W. J.
Moore has been appointed posimaster
and ls only waiting for his supplies be
<ore opening up the rfflce. Mr. Moore
intends colng Id for a first class office
as soon as the new town opens up, and
as the townsite is only about 10 mln-
utei' walk from the mine we can all
get our mail quicker and safer. Moore
ls a stralgntforward mar, well liked by
al', and aa postmaster he will meet with
the hearty approval of the people.
Two carloads of machinery arrived
this week over tbe Great Northern for
the mine here. It will be installed In
the course of a few weeks and will
greatly assist In the output of coal.
The Trltet-Wood Co are expecting a
lady cashier this week to take charge
of the office at tbe store.
Hotel petitions are all the go here
now and our autographs are In great
demand.
Our t**. friend Tim Morton Is contemplating running an bote! on the
new townsite. Tim is well known here,
bMng the pioneer of tne mine. He
should make a first class b^nlface and a
genial host.
Some fine fishing is being Indulged In
by the bojs around here. The largest
palled out this season weighed nearly
ll'fe pounds.
Inside of a year Morrissey will be the
star camp of the valley, If she goes on
at the rate she ls now.
The boarding houses here are once
more being filled np with new men,
and by the looks of things more bouse*
will have to be built to accommodate
them. One drawback to the people
runnln; these houses now Is that they
cannot get credit at tbe store since It
changed hands. The store, when run
by the company, gave unlimited credit
to all that were working, bnt now It Is
different. People had a big kick coming when the company ran the business;
now tbey have a kick because the company does nn run ils own store for tbe
employes. A miner coming? Into the
camp dead broke without the price of
his dinner pall or oil can to commence
work, could always get what he wanted
when the company had the store. Now
he cannot get these things until he pays
cash.
One of the first things that the government should do when Greater Morrissey opens up to the public Is to build
a j til. We have been for a long time
without one here, at a great Inconvenience to the constable In charge, bat
here Is no need of the same conditions
existirg 1" the new town as It la a sure
certainty of beluga fixed place. When
the boom comes, and new men 'rota aH
parts come lu, we will have a varied
Olass of people to deal with, and a j ill
will be an absolute necessity. We have
been free from any serious trouble so
far, bat the future may be quite the re-
Terse wheu the new town opens up.
John Ballasky, late fire boss at the
mine here, left yesterday for Fernie.
John Is an old resident here and will be
much missed. Mrs. Ballasky and the
family will leave later on.
At the Mines.
Additional men are being put to work
at the Morrissey mines and ever? arrangement la being made to posh forward Hhe output ao as to meet the demand for coal. Cars are being hurried
In, and In a week or ten days great
train loads of black diamonds will be
going out of this camp and Morrissey
will once more become a great bee hive
of Industry. The ontput at the time
the mine was closed down was nearly
800 tona dally, and this will soon be Increased to 1300 and 1500 tons. New
machinery la arriving dally for the
mlnea and costly and extensive Improve,
■onta ire being made lo the workings.
WORK IS
LEGISLATURE
Re-enact the Chinese Exclu.
sion Act.
LABOR       LEGISLATION
The South East Kootenay Coal and Oil
Reserve   Has  Not  Been Cancelled.
PREMIER    RECOGNIZES   SUPPORTERS
Victoria, April 0 —The bill re enacting the Chinese exclusion act pasted at
last session but afterward disallowed,
went on its second reading after an at-
Imated dtscusilon.
A measure much Ihe same In principle bnt designed to restrict the opportunities of employment for undeslrab'e
foreigners already In the country by
application of an education test was
aLo read a second time, after protest
by Hiwthorntbwalte that It might oper*
a e crnlly against hundreds of Illiterate
but industrious workers at present in
tbe province.
Notice has been given by J. II Haw-
thornthwalte, Nanalmo, of bis inter U n
to Introduce a bill to amend the Trades
Union Act by providing tbat any Interference with tbe right of men to join
unions be declared a breach of the law.
Tbis Is \ direct blow at Dunsmulr, and
has been provoked by the latter's attitude toward the coal miners and their
relation to the Western Federation of
Miners. In attempting to prevent h s
employes joking the fed. ration under
pain of a long continued cioalng of the
mines, Dunsmulr ls assuredly guilty of
intimidation just so much as are miners should they use threats to dissuade
men from scabbing, It ls dcubiful
whether the bill will ever reach Its
third reading, for the government Is
still under tbe ex-premiei's thumb and
tbey will not let their followers be
stampeded in favor ot what Is a slap at
the coal baron whose will they are willing to work.
Routine affairs otherwise occupied
the day to a large extent, although not
abanlnt**!? iirilrn,Te»rl„w .,,.... i. .a.
drafting of standing committees the
government made no doubt of Its position by allottment to duty of Net 1,
Houston, Gllmour, Stables and 10 C
Smith, heretofore classed as doubtful.
Joseph Martin is on no committee.
Another very interesting featnre of
tbe day was the presentation of a bill
by the premier just as the bouse was
rising to ratify tbe passage of the order
In-councll of 4thSeptember, 1S01, which
was rescinded on the lath March of the
following year. The object of this
legislation being to destroy any possibility of title remaining good under tbe
cancelled grants, anticipating .ths ob-
j cts of Oliver's select committee.
With regard to the coal and oil lands
of South East Kootenay, the votes and
proceedings show Captain Tallow's interrogation and the cbtef commission
er's answer to bave been as follows:
Tatlow—"Has tbe government cancelled the reserve which covers the
coal and oil lands In South East Kootenay, If so. whei/'f If not, Is It tbe Intention ao to do!"
Hon. W. C. Wells—"There has been
no reservation of any lands In South
East Kootenay cancelled. The cancel
latlon of any reserves has not yet been
considered."
In reply to a question asked by Oliver
the chief commissioner said there had
been no applications received for tearing oil or coal lands since a reserve
was placed on blocks 4003 and 4594.
Around the
General Manager J. H. Tonkin of the
Crows Nest Pass Coal company, was In
Nelson Tuesday, and to a News man
stated that while at the mines the men
were being pat to work as fast as room
conld be found for them yet It would
be a week or ten days before everything would be In working order again.
At the time of the commencement of
the strike the company had a large
amount of coke that had not been
placed on tbe cars. As soon as the
strike was settled this coks was shipped out to the smelters and aa tbe new
coke would be ready by Wednesday
there was not likely to be any further
delay at smelters or mlnea from this
source. As to coal they would probably atart shipping It today. There had
been some unavoidable delay with the
coal on account of the fact that both
Mlcbel and Coal creek tbe lower levels
of the mlnea were 'flooded. This was
.being rectified aa quickly as possible
and as mentioned before, lu a sbor'.
time everything will be In full swing
again. At present about 60 per cent of
the miners have been put to work. He
thought the outlook for the coming
summer very good. The present agree-
ment was virtually a three year one
and no danger was anticipated of tbelr
beiru any further friction. Tbe company was already pushing development
wotk as fast ta possible ..i i ak all ihe
c >al camps th: season woald be a busy
one. Contracts have been let for 5?0
new coke ovens each at M chel and
Morrissey. At the former town F D
Alk-xand-r was to construct 125 and E
Wrlggiesworth th; ttilaocft, and at
Morrissey Frank O'dhara of l'.ltthurg,
bad received the contract for the whole
number to be built. The transfer of
the stores formerly heid by the company had been completed, aud they
were now altogether In the hands of
the Trites Wond Co.
The brick 'or the ci.ke ovens was now
on tbe way and should have arrived
last Satur.lay, but had b-en delate! a
few days on the road. At Michel a
good hotel was going np, anil there was
other bull ting going on there. Morrissey townsite would be placed on the
msrkst probably about the first of May.
Morrissey M thodist Ohuroh.
C. V Connor, pastor;  preacV' g ser
vice,  11 a.m.; Sabbath school  (al the
mines)   3   p.m.;   preaching  .-ervice   (it
the   mines)   7:30   p.m.     All   welcone,
seats free.
Sunday subject: '-The Insurrection.''
Tex : "Now is Christ Risen from the
Deid, and Become the First Fruits cf
Them That Slept "
ITEMS   OP   INTEREST
MR. SMITH
IS ILL RIGHT
He Is With the Government
Now.
IMPOSES     CONDITIONS
Coal   aad Oil Reserve Must Be Opened
aad  No  Big  Land  Subsidies
Granted.
MARTIN   AND   CURTIS   ARE   AT   IT
Gathered In Prom Many Different
Sources.
There are several applications for
hotel licenses In the new town at the
mines which will be opened the first of
the month. The town will be called
Morii«sey Mines.
Judging from the number of petitions
for hot? I licences that have been circulating aroncd town this week, there
will be no excuse tor a man going dry
when the new town ls started.
William K chwig, proprietor of the
Northern hotel at Fernie, was in town
this week. Mr. Eschwig Is another-
hotel man who thinks the new town
looks good to him, and was out with a
petition.
Nelson News: W. J. Blundell. who
has been with the firm of J. Y. Griffin
& Co. for the past seven year;-, leaves
Thursday for Morrissey to take the
position of manager of the store of
Trites-Wood Co at that town.
Fdss & McDonell have finished their
contract of putting In the foundations
for   the   coke  ovens   at   the   Morrissey
UllukV-,      flUU       rtrt-       •■-.   1. J     mUm     1.-1
ance of their outfit  and   men to Mlclel,
where  they   bave   a similar contract
Allen Farrell went out Thursday to
show Billy Singleton how to shoot.
Billy says Farrell marked a target on a
dead tree that waa as large asabrn
door, and took three shots at It with
shells loaded with bird shot, and failed
lo put a single one tn the circle.
F. C. Malpas, manager of the Cran
brook branch of the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, was in town between trains
last Saturday evening. Mr. Malpas*
stay In Morrissey was a short one, but
brtei as It was he had an opportunity of
meeting quite a  number of our citizens.
George Paquln. chef at the Australian hotel, brokr away from the range
long enough Thursday night to take a
run In to Fernie. George ha» been
working steady for the past five months
without losing a day, and thoroughly
en jived the trip. He saw the elephant
In all its pristine glory.
J. Osterraier of Lewiston, Idaho, was
In town this week. Mr. Oitermler has
been in evify coal camp In the United
States, and had heard so much about
the Crows Nest country tbat be decided to come np here and size np the
sitnatton. He was more than pleased
with his visit, and expects to come
back In the summer.
T. D. Costan of the C, P. R , was In
town this week with a force of men
making some repairs to tbe foundation
of tbe new depot building. The foundation wan put in during cold weather,
and with the opening of spring the
building has beer, gradually settling to
such an extent tbat prompt action was
necessary to avert serious trouble.
A. K. Lettch of Cranbrook, was a
passenger on the delayed train Thursday, and made The Miner rfflce w short
call. Archie was on his way hem?
from Lethbrldge where he has been for
the past three weeks attending his sifter Miss Emma, who is very low, and
ber many friends will regret to learn
that she ls not improving In health.
A subscription list is being circulated
this week for the pnrpAse of raising
funds for strengthening the piers of the
foot bridge with stone, and building a
walk from the east end of the bridge to
the depot platform. Foss & McDonell
have offered to donate the lumber for
the walk and furnish a team for getting
out the rock, and the citizens shculd be
willing to put up the balance necessary.
This is a much needed Improvement an
the high waters of spring would leave
the citizens of Morrissey stranded If
nothing waa done toward Us protection.
The list Is meeting with rt generous rt
•MM*
On the second page of Tbe Miner will
be found ao interview of E C. Sm' r,
'he South Em K otenay representative In the local house Mr. Smln
cleurly defines his position on stverai
Importart [iiuel, and makes'he ad p
t'.on rf bis views the condltlun upon
which he will support the gov^r' msnt.
G)od for you, Smith Your views have
the right ring, and if the Prior govern
ment coincides with you, the goverj-
ment will take a long step toward establishing Itself in tbe favor of the
pec pie.
One cf the points that Mr. Smith declares himself upon, and otiethatlso'
vast importance to this district, Is the
opening of the coal and oil reserve
south of Morrissey. Mr. Smith say-
that he does not fav»r the plan alleged
to have beeu thut of one or *wo uiii'ls
ters of the government, to turn ever
th!s valuable domain to the C. P. R
He wants to see It opened for entry or
leased to a syudlcateou favorable terms
to the [Ubllc, with certain government
control re ained to prevent any stop
page of work. TLe pub;ic no doubt
favors the general entry plan as It Ih
public property and should be opened
to the public. If there Is b'g money to
be made In that teirltoiy, 'et :h;se who
have the energy and foresight to get in
there and stake the property have
their rights. It Is all nonsense to talk
about the need if a wealthy corporation
get.log It, so that there will oe opposition to the Crows Nest C:ml company.
If the coal seams are thick euough, and
of the right qua ity, a wealthy syndicate
or nnwerfiil r.firnnrailnD   will hiive them
quick    enough,    blaiply   because   .orae
ccmblnd.iou    will   put   up   the   money.
But that ls no reason   why tbe proapeo
tor should  not have his show at i*, in
stead of the  government   handing over
the bonatai to some favored ones.
f
Mr. Smith als.i takes a Arm stand on
the land subsidy proposition, and Informed the government tbat he wou'd
be opposed to any measure similar to
the one Introduced last year to give the
Canadian Northern such a slice of properly out of the province. He fought it
Last year ard he will do so again this
year Bat he was assured by Mr. Prior
that the government would not etcoar
age any such policy ..his session.
Jospph Martin, the Liberal leader,
aud H B Gllmour, hi* lieutenant, will
also support the government to defeat
McBrlde In any move to capture the
premiership. Mr. Martin declared h'm-
«elf on this proposition some time ago.
Otherwise he would have j lined the
opposition, which would have meant
tbat he aod his followers would have
defeated the government, and there
would have been an appeal made to tt.e
country.
As It looks now, there will be very
little legislation of importance outside
of tbe estimates disposed of at this session. It is possible that certain labor
legislation may be Introduced, and a
few bills of a private character, unless something unforseen turns up.
Vet, with Joe Martin. Smith Curtis and
Richard McBrlde, all with axes tc
grind, there is bound to become fire
works with such a combination, and
maybe some deadly shots.
Delayed By Mud Side.
The east and west bound passenger
trains on the Crow were delayed by a
heavy mud slide at old Morrissey junction Thursday. A vast amount of gumbo mud covered the track for about 40
feet, to the depth cf six or seven feet.
Two gangs of men were taken to the
place, but it was 9 o'clock In the evening before it was cleared. The west
bound train rem lined at the Morrissey
station from noon till tt was released.
After a License.
Andrew Johnston, who was proprietor
of the Pioneer hotel at the time of the
disastrous fire list Januarv, but who
has since been working In Fernie, was
In town this week circulating a petition
for at. hotel license In the proposed ne *■
town cf the Coal company. Andy'ti
friends would ba pleased to see blm e -
lavished In business again,- with V e
.jfrospects nf cnmln'* ont £ winner.
A GLIMPSE OFGASPE.
Beautiful   Part   ol   Canada   Aluio»t   VA»
known tu the Tettuidt,
Far down th" Guli of St. Lawrence*
at the eastern limit of tht; I rovince
of Quebec, lien a most beautiful part
of Cuuudu, oltnoift unknown to the
bummer tourist, write! a lady correspondent lo 'Jlie GLabe. Although
Caspe is one buntfrea miles froth H
railway, it is very easily reached by
water. Sailing on tho Campana »e
arrived at Qa#pG at 'i o'clock in the
m&rning. The effect was very weird,
as the dawn was fain'ly coming over
the mountains, and we landed In perfect stillness with hardly anyone ih
Right. Tho approach to Gaupe is a
marvellously beautiful siejit. Tho
boat sails down un inlet from ihe
gulf for a distance of twenty mile?
from Shiphcad Cupc, th" COOSl al!
thin way bciiip; a succession of beautiful mountains, with 111 Ute flbhirig
hamlets nestling at their feet. QfMpti
Basin is entered through a narrow
channel, nnd presents the appearance
of an almost landlocked bafiti surrounded by mountains. <'h either
s:do there are what ure called the
northwest arm and the northeast
arm respectively, leading In on" case
to tho Dartmouth and in the other (,>
the York River. These rivers. With
tho St. John, a tew miles away, am
very popular resorts for fishermen, tui
tbQ salmon fishing them is un urpass-
td. it is not easy lo get nny Ashing
on these rivers, as they ure all preserved, but occasionally some of thfi
pools may he rented.
Another way to GaHpe is by boat
from Daihousie. Tho steamer passes
the famous Pcree Uock, 45 milns below Gnspc. with its fine natural arch.
rising 800 feet straight out of thd
sea. Bonaventure Island is right in
front of it; behind lies the fishing village of lVrce and Perce Mountain;
with a colossal statue of Sniht Anne
on top. It is well worth taking thn
trip alone to see it at sunset with
all tho natural beauties of the sur- (
foundings. Gnspe waters aro the
homo of the finest codfish in tlio
world. It is essentially the country
of fish, as besides cod we had salmon, lobster, herring, halibut, hud-
dock and OVen horse mackerel, those
hupe monsters which weigh anything
from 600 to 800 pounds, We fihw
several of those latter fish, and numerous parties were made uj> to harpoon them, some succeeding and others  failing.
Gaspe Basin was settled by about
8,000 people, mostly from the Island
of Jersey and descendants of tj E.
Loyalists. They are tho plcnsuntost
aid most polite people one could possibly meet. Thev appear to bo, "as
of old," a Godfearing race, and at-
Uml their different chunh >s. Catholic, Episcopal and Methodist
Among tho at.ructions is a GOVWW
nic-nt salmon hatchery. They bring
the Salmon ova from St. .John, N.B.,
nnd when the young fish are about
tSn inch long they are sin* to titi
salmon rivers tributary to (laspe
Basin, The fry have only a short
way to travel. It soems to be all
right,  but when one thinks  th.it thin
lit tin toilooi.. lhiturJaitfifl seven years
to grow   into  a   leu-poijiru  sann-'ii   n?
cha&ces seem very ftlim of ovor reaching siah noble proportions as thirty
pounds, and yet fish of that size are*
often  CttU j hi   in   the  Guspo  rivers.
A Canadian News Service*
"You aro, 1 believe, in the hands'
ot an organization, a press organization, which is largely controlled iit
the United States, and your information filters through American channels. 1 have no doubt that tho representatives of the press do their duty
—tbey say they always do—(laugh-
tor)—but it is, perhaps, a misfortune
that your press in Canada has not
yet followed the advice of Hritish
journals. You need to buck up, 1 c-
CaUSO the news you want is the news
most interesting to Canada, and you
cannot have tall* that, or oven most of
it, if you are content to accept the
news most interesting to thd news"
paper readers of tbe United Stales.
(Applause.) It is eminently praise-
Worthy, from its own point of view,
that tho organi/at ion of the United
States should confine its priir ipai
news to the items most interesting
to themselves. But the homoeopathic doses oxtonded to you havo
aided to produce an appetite which
would be better satisfied by an hon.'sf.
meal of news. (Laughter and applause.) 1 think that is the posttjorl
you are in, if I mistake not. I think
you want to got bettor news—better
in the sense tbat you want more of
that quality and kind which applies
to your own particular interests
rather than thnt of others. The affairs of your country nre not of such
interest to the ctiti/ens of tho United
Btatefl as they are io you, and It
would not be wonderful if the hows
supplied to you, and relating to tho
other self-governing port ions of t bo
Kmpire, was rather srnnty, as 1 find
It is. It will be necessary for you,
if you wish to do business with tnd
Kmpire, lo ascertain fully iis conditions, Us transactions. Its history.
Its reveries nnd prosperity. You will
not find those unless tho dissemination and reception of thorn aro In thd
hands of those interested in Unowih"
thorn, and those aro not. tho citizens
of the United States! but they ard
the citizens of Canada. (Applause.)—
Sir Edmund Burton in bis speech at
a Toronto  banquet.
Drnck'H Moniim«nt>
Tho committee who are (barged
with tho erection of Brock's monument met on Tuesday last, in tlvi
clty^ and received tho plnns for \vhhli
they advertised. After some deliberation they selected tho design laid po*
fore them by Mr. Thomas (Jf this
city. It is' a very beautiful fluted
column, measuring from the base to
the head of the statue 18B feet, only
eight feet loss than tho Nelson monument, London. Tho hasp will Cotv
tain a vault for tlio reception of th*!
remains of General Brock And Co'*
onel Macdona'd. ': b
summit will lie if s
hoight.7 A sto i i ol 250 M ■ " '
run from ibe base to tho openings ol
the capital.—From The Glol e of
urday,  Aug. 14, 1862.
An egg add d to
m a good  ko The Morrissey Miner
NEWS  OF THE
 DISTRICT
Cranbrook
Cranbrook Herald
Frank Seniiuel: Dr. Tbos O'Hagen
bas let a contract to P. Anderson for
the erection ol a hospital to he situated
In Frank.
Harold Jsmieton has severed his connection with the Movie Lumber company, and will probably go to Calgary
lor a short time.
William Cordon. bookkeeper for
Breckenridge & Lund, came np from
Wardner Saturday to get some medicine
lor his child, wbo is sick with the
measles.
Dave Elmer, of Moyle, spent several
dollars and latere) days in town last
week. Dave says he is going to quit
South Bait Kootenay for the lvlmonlon
countrv.
R. K. Beattie leaves today for Leth-
bridge to attend the annul! meeting of
the Crows Nest lacrosse league.
Charles Vronian, formerly  proprietor
of the Wenlworth  hotel,  is  now  proprietor of the Manitoba  hotel in  Win
nipeg.
Contractor llieer ls making rapid
work with the building ofthe large addition to the school. Wheu completed
there will be euough school room for
the present.
M. Phlllipps, of Tobacco Plains, was
In town yesterday. He says that he
hopes to seethe work on the new bridge
over tbe Klk under headway before the
water is too high.
Dr. J. H. King is in the hospital nt
Montreal where he had an operation
performed for appendicitis. The doctor's
friends will be pleased to know that
he ;s rapidly recovering.
The local Odd Fellows are arranging
for the observance of their anniversary
on the ar.th of the month. Services
will be held this year at the Knglish
church, and Rev. Ueachnui will deliver
the address.
The water hydrants were found to be
frozen when the fire department cume
out for practice last Monday night. On
Tuesday Superintendent Kwert turned
on the electricity and after a few hours
had the water llowlng freely.
Arrangements are being made for the
saleofthetl.il. Gilpin stock of furniture and the undertaking business to
a company to be known ns the McCon-
nell Furniture company. Anew building will be erected for their use.
The man who drives a team over a
side walk never bellied pay fur building
the walk.    If he had done so, he  v.ould
at.nlav ikknr, tl«n„phtfik1,k»k>k>     r'onotable
Morris will arrest any one violating the
law in this way if he can catch them in
the act.
Mrs. W. J Henderson and children
left yesterday for Vancouver, where
they will reside In the future. This
move is made to give the older children
the advantage nf advanced schools. Mr.
Henderson will remain here for the
present iu the employ ol the C. P, R.
Messrs, Corey, Hunt, and Cameron,
who have been in Winnipeg the past
month as a committee representing the
Cranbrook branch of different railway
organizations, completed their work last
week. Messrs. Corey and Cameron
arrived home Tuesday, but Mr. Hunt
stopped olfin Calgary.
M. Phillips, of Tobacco Plains, has
received word from Washington that
the commission in charge of the international survey will be at Tobacco
1'lains in a short time to resume the
survey west lo the coast from that point.
The stockholders ofthe Sullivan Mining company are holding the meeting
today at Spokane to vote on the proposition to Issue $250,000 in .bonds for the
purpose of raising the present Indebtedness against the company and prosecuting the work of completing Ibe smelter.
McDermot & Bowness, the wholesale
liquor merchants, are rapiuly increasing
their business. This shows what the
right kind of men can do in any business. The members ol this Bra are
personally popular, anil the public know
that whut they say about their goods
can be depended upon. In consequence
their business has been increasing iu
volume ever since they took charge,
John Hutchison and G. II. Thompson
spent several days this week at Cowley,
Alberta. They say tbat the wind blew
bard enougbt to tear the buttons ofT
their clothes, and tbat the shingles on
McMillan's hotel are fastened down
with iron bands. Tdej found "Mac"
telling Scotch stories to lvnglishmen
and doing a good business. Both ol the
gentlemen came back tanned as If they
had been on the battle fields of South
Africa, and feeling good over their outing.
made a flying trip over the pralrls in
the Interests of the proposed legislation
for tbe silver lead industry in the
Kootenays were very successful. Mr.
Itobertson arrived In Fernie yesterday
and Mr. Bjniley today, the latter having remained over a day at Letbbridge.
These gentlemen carried convincing
argument wltb them and the Boards of
Trade lu every town they visited unanimously passed resolutions supporting
their views. Tbe following towns were
called at; Macleod, O.ds, Innisfail, We-
taskawiu L:Duc, Strathcona. Edmonton
lieglna and Moose Jaw. Resolutions
hid already been 'ent In from Calgary,
and oue or two itner points. Mr.
Uobertson also took a run down to
Winnipeg where be did some gocd missionary work In the silver lead cause.
They report times as being eitra giod
through out the district they travelled,
the only serious drawback being the
difficulty of gel' lug the people together
owlDg to them being so very busy. The
resolutions were wired to Ottawa as
they went along and afterwards mailed.
Undoubtedly Messrs. Robertson and
Bentley have done goou work for the
cause on which they were sent.
It is understood tbe Company Intend
building; another row of double houses
to take ibe place of tbe original log
buildings next to Michel creek. If the
old buildiugs are removed It will be the
dual obliteration of old Sparwood and
will wonderfully Improve the appearance of Michel. The town lias wonderfully lncrea*ed In population and we ex
peel to see Its present population of a
good thousand Inciensed at least fifty
per cent before P.1U4.
Fernie
From The i-'nmle 1'ree Press.
H. Bentley, has sold his general mercantile business at Lethbrldge to the
Bentley Company Limited.
Mr. C. J. Dlgby met with a very unfortunate accident yesterday a. m. He
was working tbe jointer machine at
Coward & Son's factory and In some
unaccountable manner his right hand
was caught In tbe narrow grove by the I
revolving knives. The thumb was cut I
off at the first joint and the first and
third fingers at the second joint. The
second finger was saved.
Messrs. Robertson and  Bentley,  who
Furl Steele
Frnni the Prospector.
The Clincse gardens In the vicinity
of tonu have commenced seeding.
Excellent tithing Is reported at the
Kootenay river, and this early In the
season some splendid baskets bave been
secured.
Doc Sawyer came over Irom Cranbrook Monday. He purcl.ased a nun-
ber of horses, and reiurned with them
to Cranbrook.
Colonel Henderson was ln^'own Monday. He reports that spring plowing
will commence next week on the
ranches in the vicinity of Bull river.
The warm weather of the past week
lias ciused the snow to disappear. It is
all gone from the valley In the vicinity
of Fort Steele, but from appearances
the snow on the mountains Is from six
to ten feet deep. The Kootenay river
is slowly riBtng.
Moyle
From ihe Mnvle l.e;uler
The snow has been disappearing
quite rapidly during the past week, but
the Ice on the lake Is still quite firm and
and shows little Indication of breaking
up.
Messrs. 0:nnt and Sheady are preparing to move  their  outfit  back  to  the
do   railroad   work  during the coming
summer.
.lames Cronin Is in Spokane and will
no. be in Moyle for a few days yet. It
is reported here that Mrs. Cronin has
been very III lately, which accounts for
their delay in coming heme.
Tbe relatives of the late Harold Imray
have presented ,1. H Hawke with the
Masonic regalia left by the deceased as
a token of appreciation of Mr. Hawke's
services toward tha latter during his
slckoess and death. The regalia, emblems and jewels nre very handsome
and splendid value.
ing the position uf an alleged independent mem .er, but says Premier Prior Las
agreed to drop the Canadian Northern
proposition, one matter upon which Mr
Smith fought him strenuously last session. If Col. Prior thereby breaks faith
with Victoria, he says let Victoria reck-
ou with him. He admits tbat he has
already seen the government and received this assurance from Col. Prior.
In regard to the South East Kootenay
lsnd matter, Mr. Smith Bays be also has
satisfactory assurances. He would
rather see those lands go to individual
prospecters than to the C. P. R., and the
government has agreed that the latter
will not get them. At tbe same lime
Mr. Smltb prefers an arrangement
whereby a strong syndicate would obtain a lease of tbe lands aud work them,
the government retaining ownership
and enforcing reasonable restrictions,
one of which would be that In case of a
dispute like that at Fernie a government
receiver would take over tbe property
and continue operatlous nil a settlement
was reached.
Another reason for Mr. Smith supporting the administration, if they will not
introduce vicious legislation, is because the next election must be on
party lines, and that an appeal to tbe
country at the present lime would result
iu coufuslou worse than the present
composition of the house. He is prepared to keep the government in power
on these conditions until matters are on
a more satisfactory busis for au appeal
to the country.
AT VICTORIA
Victoria, April 4.—A deputation consisting of James Ryan and W. F. Guid,
of Cranbrook, J. G. Billings, of Nelson,
D. V. Mott, of Fernie and C. F. Molt,
of Kevelstoke, interviewed the government this afternoon, representing the
Hist Kootenay lumber manufacturers,
Merrss. Shannon and MacDougall, of
Vancouver, accompanying them and
supporting the representations made.
Suggested amendments respecting
timber licenses was their subject and the
following recommendations were made
iu behalf of the Mountain Lumber Manufacturer's Association.
1. That licenses be renewable at option of holders from year to year.
2. That license holders must cut one
thousand feet B. M. dally for every
license held for eight months in the
year and that the license may take up
any number of licenses.
3. Licenses, including existent licenses, to he transferable.
4. Whereas timber eaBt nf the Cascades is not us heavy as in the west no
iuciease should be made in the fee for
licenses issued over lands east of the
Cascades.
We approve of the regulation requiring surveys but would suggest in view of
the difficulty to be met in having surveys made, reasonable extensions be allowed before cancellation of licenses for
failure to survey.
These points were verbablly elaborated and the government promised consid
eration.
Monday morning a similar deputation
from Vancouvgr will discuss the same
subject.
Smith's Position
It is evident that C. E. Smith, member for South East Kootenay is going to
vote with the government under certain
conditions. Tin Rossland Miner's
Vicicria correspondent says Mr, Smith
gave him an Interview which definitely
lines hts position In the bouse. Mr.
Smith states positively that as ihe government is practically a new one he is
not prepared to visit the Bins of the former oue on its head.    He  dislikes tak-
Crushed In an Elevator.
J. P. James, for a year or more cook
at the Passmore boarding bouse in this
town, went to Spokaue where he secured a situation as operator of an elevator
The following from the Spokesman Review tells ofthe young mans misfortune:
In an accident in Ihe e'evator of tbe
Blalock building yesteiday morning Jasper P. James, the elevator tei der, had
his leg broken in three places and received several minor it juries. James,
who is a cripple, stiirt-d to leave the
elevator 011 the ground floor, when it
Btarted up, j nulling his crippled leg
against the shaft, breaking and lacerating the flesh badly. He maintained
suilicient presence of mind to grasp tht
lever and reverse tl, which be succeeded
in doing at the third floor. James was
taken lo the Sacred Heart hospital,
where his injuries were attended to. In
speaking of ti.e affair James Bald:
"Tne affair was purely an accident.
The elevator had been inspected a few
minutes before it occurred. In leaving
the car, being Bomewhat awkward on
account of my crippled leg, the lever
must have been moved by my coat
catching it"
Jam s showed great heroism throughout, inaintaing his presence of mlud,
though suffering exquisite torture.
On Wild Horse.
Prospectot: The Thompson Placei
Mining Company composed of Foil
Steele mining men have started work on
its placer property on Wild Horse creek
i ne cuiiipany un uu- past 111 mm have
been engage! in putting in fl lines, and
repairing water ditch. The pipes to
convey water to the giants are in position. Work will be rushed on an exien
slve scale during the entiling summer. •'
The Chinese companies operating on
Willi Hor>e creek have about completed preparatory arrangements for the
arrangements for the resumption of work
Operations will commence in about ten
days.
The Nip and Tuck company have put
in a bedrock flume, expended a Urge
sum in ditches and flumes, and now
are In condition for operations as soon
as the water is turned into the big dit ch
New Mall
Routj
Inspector D irman, of the post office
department, was iu town last week arranging for the installation of the new
postal route to Ihe Windermere country,
which ia to be Inaugurated today. This
will prove a great boon to both that
country nnd Cranbrook, as it mill give
direct communication between two
points that naturally should be affiliated
in a business way. The most of Ihe
postal business of that section is with
the south, and to compel them to go
through the delays they li ,v,- experienced the past two years would bave been
a burden too heavy for any community
to have borne without repeated protests
Wludermere and Wilrner, here's to
you.
Tbey Can't Hold Him.
Londen, April 4 —It Is reported here
thai Hon J. I. Tartr, lately minister o'
public works in Canada, has been offered a Nationalist seat in the British
house of Commons, at d has the matter
now under consideration.
Sold From Past Kootenay.
Cranbrook Herald
F. C. Malpas, manager of the Cran-
adian branch of the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, has received a commission
from the Dominion government to
secure some good samples of nuggets
and gold dust from the placer grounds
of this district. These will be used for
exhibition purposes at the St. Louis
exposition.
Surveying Timber Limit!.
Tee new order of the government making It obligatory on tbe part of applicants and holders of timber limits to
have them surveyed before licenses are
granted has caused a great deal of comment in tbis district. Those interested
in the lumber companies seem to favor
tbe new conditions, since it will confine
timber staking as a rule to legitimate
lumbermen nnd tend to stop timber
speculating Naturally Ihe surve)ors
will be pleased since il will mean an immense amounnt of business for them.
VIAMEDE.
Fsir Vlsmede, 1 volet thy pralsa:    ' I
From tby  coot porches Glisten |
Wide gleams of silv'rr wsterways ;     ,
There  dreamers   love  to  listen,
Ag evening's vesper shadows bide, ti
Th' enchfl    XtTTA* surrounding.
That  sense T may  eonade,
Tbe  uarmonX-    . t uudlog. ^
'TIs sweet t« linger In thy spell: 1
The  less  becomes  the grester; '
No heart that loveth nature well
Csn hers become a outer.
Xbfu hast all moo4t of -o.de    and shins
Within 1 by bounds abiding;
Here  earth ssd Wvep  doth Intertwine,
The gifts In their conlldlug.
When  morning's misty  gsrments  cleave,
As esch bright aisle erlseth,
Aud all the colors Interweave,
Which Vision eanonlsetb;
Tbe pearly light,  the green sad gold.
The  mirrored  sky-bloom  blending,
The   pletur'd   mimicry   unroll'd,
Appear a. if uueudlng.
O'erhesd ths cloudwsy, white and grey.
Floats in a sapphire setting,
Aud  fowsrd the southland  fur away,
Spread frlllg of fairy netting;
There,   billowy,  snuwdrlft-inouDtalU9 tell
Uf romance,  soug and story;
lo  them  the amorous  south ants  dwejl,
And  sub-translate  tbelr glory.
I
Dark to the uortb, wind lasli'd and swlrl'd,
A  storm breaks on  t/,,-  vision—
A Titan hath a temps*! burled,
High  Into  realm   e!.w,iau:
The   timorous   wood   nymphs  of  the  glens
From  dell  and   dlugle  hasten.
I  bear them Bobbing through  tbe fens,
Uke gnomes that Urlef doth chasten.
The trembling poplar tass Is toss,
The elm leaves curl and mutter,
Tbe crickets bide them lu the taoss,
The robins csll aud sputter,
As dowu tbe 1.last,   with  Hash and rear,
Cometh tbe boisterous boomlug.
While held and forest,  lske sud shore.
Receive  baptismal  blooming.
No srtlst pencil, trtln'd to praise, ,
May   paint   tbe   tints  attending,
Nor sparkling speech, nor rsdtant pbrssa
Describe the beauty blendlug,
When In the west the sun retires,
Flame,circled, at the even,
And lights Creation's Dreg,
Love-perfumed  unto  heavea.
Llewellyn A. Morrison,
Stony Lake. 1002.
FARMER IS NOT SO SLOW.
Han'From  tha  Country Basts the Chap
From the Centres of Population.
Don't laugh at the man from the
country who comes to town without
u putent leather shine. That team of
his have got it ou their harness.
Don't laugh because he gupes at a
horseless carriage. Ten to one you
wouldn't know a harrow from a
huy-ruke, or an Ayrshire from a IIol-
etcm.
Don't give him the merry ha-ha because be wears u live-dollar suit. It
is paid for, and ho hates tailor bills
worse than the devil.
Dun't swell yourself and call him
a pumpkin because he cuts the sweat
from bis brow with his forefinger instead of a silk wipe. That sweat fertilizes the ground 60 bushels to tha ,
acre and feetls the world. Uo out In
your 10x0 back yard, cut down the
weeds, tidy up, raise a blister ajid -
Complain to your wife what a slave
you ure.
Go to, ya BcofTors, who rail at the
man in the country and call him
Rube. I
Compare. '
Do you have that stone-in-your- |
crop feeling aftor meals? Take a pill,
then look at the farmer and pity
yourself. He doean't even know what
the word Indigestion means. Oive him
a dictionary and he would think ha
was hunting for a Latin quotation.
His boss?
Time checka?
Pay days?
Crowded store workshop?
Strike?
The farmer bossed, putting In a
time-check, waiting for pay-day—well
hardly ;
His own boss, tho only cheque ha
knows about is that paper one from
the grain buyer, and the leather ono
over the neck of the colt he is
breaking. Every day Is pay-day with
him drawing op the soil in summer
and the bush in winter. Luijky chap,
got two banks, both founded on God,
His workshop the acres, perhaps
BOO of them, where, roofed by the
sweeping skies, served by the sun
seasons, tickling the soil, and watching the earth laugh grain, he ls master of tho situation and doesn't know
It.
True, his boots are headed with tha
dew of dawn, and his shirt damp
with the moisture of the gloaming,
but his soul Is aa sound as the great
tree that shelters his stock In the
open.
Crowded, yes; sometimes the barn
cries enough, and he stacks beside it.
And when the lean year c'.oiiies and
the world Is chustened, when homes
are wrecked and suicide made by a
stroke of ihe ticker, when panic Is In
the air and poverty pinches, when the
black flag floats to a peaked wind, 1
when the cry for broad goes up from I
starving, then he kills a hog and Is
happy, and his wife innocently
throws tho liberal sweepings from
her table to the chickens.
Envy the farmer. Perhaps we are
the Rubes.—Itidgetown, Ont., Plain-
dealer.
A Canadian European Advlssr.
Mr, Walluce Broad, B.A., who haa
been selected for the nowly-created
post of European Adviser to tha
Chinese Minister of Mines, ia a Canadian, lis was born nt St. John, N ,
H , and after gradual lug In honors at
the University of New Brunswick, |
took the course of engineering at
AlcUIll Unlruftlqr In Montreal. Alter set vini on tho field staff of the
Geological Survey of Canada he went
to South Africa and haa acquired
much practical experience as consulting engineer and mining geologist In
Ithodeslu, and subsequently in West
Africa. Mr. Iliua.il has just left for
China.	
Tinted Woodwork.
Tinted woodwork is having a wide
vogue for colonial bedrooms just at
present. Pale green and a cream
white, flushed with pink, are much
liked, while a dull finished cream or
a silver gray that looks almost white
are two other favorites. Care should
be taken, however, to avoid crude
color tones.
Printing is Our Business....
When you want printing done right,  that  will
please you and your customers give your  order
To The Miner Office
TREMBELY ED'S
AWAKENING
.By Frederic Brush
OopprloM, 1901, bv Ihe
H. B. McClurc Company
•Crembely Ed, Trembely Ed:
Look ut 'im cross, an' 'e'll drop down dead.
The mocking singsong cume from an
alley at tbe right of tbe village street
and from a very small boy, but Ils effect on tbe man In the wngun wns instant and remarkuble. Ills chin dropped between tils slouching shoulders,
bis head moved from Bide to side without tbe eyes following, and his big
bands twitched forward ou the slack
reins In a futile effort to push the horse
Into a trot.
Soon a half dozen boys were circling
about the wagon, chanting the couplet
with a peculiarly effective rise and
fall.
The men In tbe tipped chnlrs on the
hotel veranda laughed. A group of
girls stopped to watch the sport. The
roan mare ambled steadily through
and turned down the next side street.
Hero the boys drew off, each with an
apple or tomato from the rear of tbe
wagon, but far down the street the cry
followed him:
Trembely Ed, Trembely Ed;
Look at '1m cross, an' 'e'll drop down dead.
Ed Jamison's father died nt flood-
time while trying to save another man's
fortune. For twelve years his mother
drove alone to the village with the
produce, beat down a mortgage dollar
by dollar, subdued a stubborn upland
farm and asked odds of no man. Ed
Jamison bad no right to be a coward.
He grew up strong and healthy. But
a coward he was, and tbat In a community where physical courage must
almost dally be put to the test.
People took differing vlewB of the
matter. The greater, number thought
that bis brain was wrong somehow.
Only once In a long way wns 11 manor, more often, a woman—who claimed
that Ed Jamison had some stuff In
him.
"Give him time—give him time and
the right chance," they said.
His chance seemed to have come
when the mother broke her hip. But
for two weeks he clung to the farm as
if It were a life raft In a rocking sea.
The stern necessities drove blm down
at last.
JL week later the few that bad championed him could not be found, for,
though he made the trips regularly and
•won favor with bis customers by his
Farely Clvlllsad Allm.nl.
It  ls  a  remarkable  fact that   law
savages have ever bean known      ta
stammer.
,   -—   ; 1—   •
Poor Pa.
The Canadian boy la Irrepressible:
"I say pa," cried little Bobby, "lis it
right that there is only one man before whom the King must raise his
hat?"
"Nonsense!" replied his father.
"Who told you thut rubbish? The
King need not take off his hat to
anybody. As a matter of courtesy,
of course, he raises his hat to ladies,
and returns the salutes of his subjects; but there is 110 mnn living to
whom he is compelled lo uncover."
"But," continued Bobby, who had
now got near the door, "what about
his hairdresser. He must uncover
to hiiul    Got vei, dad."
SD   SPBANO  TO  BIB FEET AND DllEW TUB
HANDS GENTLY AWAY.
honesty and painstaking, he submitted
crnvenly to the heaped abuses of the
town "gang" and slunk out of the village each day like a beaten tramp dog.
• ••••••
"You don't whistle any more, Ed,"
•aid his mother. "You look thin nnd
tick.   What's the matter?"
He bad built her a couch on the sunny veranda behind tbe climbing rose.
He cared for her tenderly. The green
valley stretched away below them to
the village marked by the smoking tannery chimneys.
"You've done well with tho farm,
Ed. Everybody says so. You mustn't
get sick now. Whistle 'Lorena.' You
know I always like that."
He started low and sweetly, quavered and broke down, arose hastily and
walked out to the barn. The mother
watched him with anxious eyes.
• »•«•••
The summer passed  with  sun and
shower. Large harvests followed, and
the Jamisons prospered. Ed came to
enjoy comparative peace In tho village, for tbe Inability to arouse in blm
tbe least resistance mado tbe game
tiresome.
In September Mrs. Jamison was well
enough to ride out, and one day Ed
took her to visit a cousin down the
river. He had never, like other lads
of bis age, taken the girls to ride, and
tbis day he playfully called her his
first girl—his sweetheart. He whistled
the old tunes and Imitated the roadside
birds and was bappy.
The drive home brought them to the
Village Just at lamp lighting. Something unusual was happening. The
malie street wbb crowded with men
•nd boys. Teams lined both sides, and
tt the open windows and In the yards
•nd balconies the women chatted gay-
iy.
"What Is the celebration?" asked
Mrs. Jam'.son of a neighbor as they
drove alongside.
"Political meeting—great speech. Better hurry in, or you won't get near." -
Ed proposed at once thnt they turn
•nd take the long route around the
town, but bis mother would not hear
of It   They found the crowd 10 deusa
In tbe main street tbat tbey could advance but a little way at a time, and
opposite the speakers' platform they
came to a standstill. A company of
town boys bored through, jostling the
people to right and left, shouting and
blowing horns. The leader, a tall
young fellow, struck the Jamison horse
across the nose with a horn.
Looking up, he aaw wbo was tbe
driver, and his Joy nearly overcame
him.
"Trembely Ed, as I'm alive!" he
shouted. "Come on, boys! Here's our
game!   He'll scare to death here."
Perhaps they did not see tbat Ed's
companion was a woman. The people
fell back a little and looked 011 dully
Some of tbe best men of the town
were there, but none offered to Interfere. Bystanders' justice ls as slow In
getting under way as It ls Inexorable
In Its final action.
The gang was in their liveliest mood.
They unbuckled the harness, tied the
horse'B ears, tipped the wagon and
howled and circled. One of them
threw a half eaten banana at Ed. He
ducked, and Mrs. Jamison screamed
and dapped her hands to her eye. Ed
sprang to bis feet and drew the hands
gently away. Blood streamed down
her face. The sharp stem of the fruit
I had made a ragged cut in her cheek.
A country crowd takes up news as
water does wave motion. Within five
minutes it seemed that everybody In
the place knew that something was
happening down In tbe square.
"Ed Jamison's fighting! Ed Jamison's killed two menl There's an aw
ful fight going on In the square! Trembely Ed Jamison's gone crazy!" 8c
the rumors caught from man to man.
Something was happening. Trembely Ed Jamison was "licking" tbe Tan
uersvllle gang one by one In a twelve
foot ring under the wavering torch
lights of the speaker's stand, while the
speaker waited and wondered.
It was minutes before the men about
the wugon fully  believed their eyes,
but wBen they did Ed got fair play tc
the finish.   Three of the gang tried tc
wriggle Into the crowd, but they were
tossed back Into the circle nnd when
they saw that escape was Impossible
fought gamely; but tbey were no match
for the sturdy hill boy.    Cham, regu
1 lar living, hard work In the sunshine
j and a  superior  muscular Inheritance
were pitted against them, but more potent thau llicsi! was the unleashed spirit of the youth.   It was as if the dtun
that bad caught and held all the manhood that should have flowed quietly
j and   steadily   through   the   growing
I yenrB bad suddenly given way.
This   flood   swept   him   along.     He
could not stop. When tbe last man, the
tall leader, went down, be swung on
Into the crowd like a madman.   Three
I men laid bold of him and shouted into
j his ears that it was all over.    He re-
1 covered slowly and wont to his mother. A doctor was binding up her wound.
I    People wondered afterward how she
could have sat there so quietly in the
I midst of the noise nnd the jostle and
, the sickening blows, but Mrs. Jamison,
, deep  Iii   her  troubled   mother   heart,
I knew Hint out of that dust and cursing
■ and pain another son was being born
i to her.
] When Trembely Ed took the scat beside her, they hardly ifticw him, and
as tho crowd parted widely to let him
pass- the pent up feeling loosed into
I cheer after cheer that rang up to the
I bills and on up to the high heart of the
mother.
How  Professor   Ulnekle   Apologised.
Professor Blackle was lecturing to a
new class, with whose personnel he
was Imperfectly acquainted. A student rose lo read a paragraph, bis book
In his left hand. "SJr," thundered
Blackle, "hold your book in your right
hand!"—nnd ns the student would
have spoken—"No words, sir! Your
right hand, I sny!" The student held
up bis right arm, ending plteously nt
Hie wrist. "Sir, I hae nae right bund,"
he said. Before Blackle could open his
lips there arose a storm of hisses, and
by It his voice was overborne. Then
the professor left hlB place and went
down to the student lie hud unwittingly hurt nnd put bis arm around the
lad's shoulders and drew him close,
and the lad leaned against his breast.
"My boy," said Blackle—he spoke
very softly, yet not so softly but that
every word was audible In the hush
that hnd fallen on the classroom—"my
boy, you'll forgive me that I was over-
rough? I did uot know, I d|d not
know!" fie turned to the students,
and with a look and tone that came
straight from Ids heart he suld, "And
let me say to you all 1 am rejoiced to
lit! shown I am teaching a class of
gentlemen." Scottish lads can cheer
ns well as hiss, aud thnt Blackle
learned.
A Very  Suspicious Case.
"It's wonderful, the chnnge that has
come over that man In the last month,"
remarked a prominent evangelist to a
lending minister yesterday ns an ex-
convlct passed them where they were
waiting to take nn cast end car. "At
one time he wns the very worst wbo
ever struck the cily aud did time for
highway robbery."
"I notice that he has braced up," and
the minister looked after hlro approvingly. "He seems to have reformed
thoroughly. The othor evening he attended service at my church aud picked up a pocketbook with a sum of
money, which he handed over to one
of the deaeonB after service. Lots of
people who were never suspected of
crime wouldn't have done ns well."
"Do you Know, I think he's a little
bit wrong in his bead," said the evangelist In a tone suggestive of-an Inquiry.
"Yes," replied the minister meditatively. "Besides tbe Incident I have
Just mentioned, I have noticed a'lot of
little things that lead me to think he's
kind of crazy. I believe he's a good
one to keep an eye on."—Duluth News-
Tribuue.
SEWAGE  DISPOSAL.
Provincial   Health OHleers   Vli.lt   Berlin's
Fai 111—Dr. OtttfOl't 1'uper on the Subject   Mm  1,1.. US.1011 Thereon.
'      Just before the close of the annual
meeting oi the Association of   h-xe-
Lutike Health Officers of Ontario  Hie
j members    were driven 10 the    Berlin
sewage   farm, which ihey   examined
with   the   Utmost   llioi (Highness.     Lp-
I 011 returning to the Court    House  a
paper   was  read     to   the  Assocjution
by ilr.  AmyoL on     "Sewage  Hispos-
ai."    Dr.   Ain.vot  has been conducting
a series    of  investigations     at     Ihe
B01 liu farm during the past    summer
on behalf of the Provincial Board of
Health.   The experiments have   been
Watched closely l,y Uellin s people, us
owing to the peculiar situation ol Ihe
town the question of sewage disposal
there is unustiully difficult.   Tbe rapid
■ growth  of tlie  lust few years  has 111-
j creased the quantity of sewuge, until
there is now some iiulf-mii.ion    gallons a year.    This  fs   much stronger
' than    ordinary    domestic sewage, as
I tin* waste of four large tanneries   is
j included.    .Some years  ago  a  sewage
j farm was acquired and it has been in
1 operation  since.    A  septic  tank    has
been Installed! hut the plant has been
found iiisiilllcicnt to  meet   the situation,   uml   the  effluent   to ihe   small
stream  is not pure,    i>r.   Ajnyot  not
only described the expei iments being
| conducted there, but also dealt with
. the general     question of sewage   dis-
j posal   and   tin?     process   of    ptitrifuc-
Oon.    Ilr.  Amyot said finally that the
reason   that the   Berlin   septic tank
has nol  lu" 11 effective   in disposing of
more than 50' per cent, of tbe organic matter  is  that the tank  is    alto-
gi thcr too small: that, in fact,    one
tunk ls being used to do the work of
seven or eight, according to the   results obtained with septic  tanks    In
oilier sewage disposal plants.
Mr. Thomas Macfarlane of Ottawa
read a paper on the treatment of r'o-
mestic sewage with moss' lit tor. He
described a moss cjgact Hint, he said,
cdlnplctaly dries, disinfects and deodorizes organic matter, and nt the
same time preserves its full fertilizing vaL'O. T'e system, he claimed, required little attention, and is
very inexpensive.
The discussion on sewnge disposal
wan opened by Mr. Willis Chapman,
C. R, Who suggested that, perhaps
after experimenting with ninny forms
nf sewnge disposal municipalities
miallt return to the broad system
which hnd never been abandoned in
favor of septic tanks, etc, but
merely supplemented by them. In old
country plants. He deprecated the
parsimony of the nvernpe pounoil-
mun who feared to Iny out enourrh
money to procure a proper plant. To
^lUStr'nto the extrnvngnnt expectations of some people in connection
wi'li septic tnnlk-s, he snid thnt an
AliVrmnn lool-ed into a septic tank
nnd snid: "I don't believe this tank
Is any good; I can't see a blamed
living thing In it."
CANADA'S NEW WATERWAY.
Description uf Ilia I'lun Recently Outlined
From a ll. 8. Viewpoint.
A Buffalo paper says that Canada
ha" revived the old project for the
Construction of a deep waterway from
I.like Huron to the seaboard, though
b.v a different route from the much
talkod'Of (bo giati Bay canal. The new
plan of the Dominion Hovcrninent
as outlined by Mr. Tarte, tl.-: f'ana-
dian Commissioner of 1'ublic Works is
|o improve th" French Itlver to I^ake
Nipissing and secure a deep-water
channel to Montreal by improvement
ol Ihe Ottnwn river, lie says thnt
gfi,000,000 has already been provided
for the iniproYcitiiiit of the French
river und that a deep water channel
by tin way of French river, Lake
Nipissing and the Ottawa river will
call for an expenditure ef $80,000,-
000.
The olfl scheme for a (Jeorgiun Buy
cun.ll. Which has been ueitated off
nnd nn for more than thirty years,
was a short cut to Ijike Sinicoc end
from there to. Lake Ontario. This
route, it was claimed, would Save
linn miles from nny port on Lake Superior, I nks Michigan or la' e Huron to Lake Ontario, nnd, ns the Cuti-
adiahs clnimed, would nvoid the dangers of the St. Cluir flats.
The mair) point, however, was to
divert commerce from Lake Hrie, ns
It was admitted hy ill' advoca'os of
tho project Ihat once the boats from
Lakes Buperlor, Michigan and Huron
entered Luke Erie the commerce was
sure to po by thj way of the I-'iie
cunal or the railway lines to tho
seaboard. They argued that If this
commerce could be kept out of Lsko
Mill! and thrown Into 1-jiko Ontario
by way of the Georgian Bay canal,
11, would go down Ih1 .St. Lawrence
nnd he to the bcn".nt of Montreal nnd
Quebec. 'Ihe snino results, It is now
Insisted, could be obtain * I by the
French river, I like Nipissing and Ot-
taw'11 river route, which the Cuticd-
lan authorities appear lo regard as
more feasible than that of the Georgian liny.
'1 he fact Hint the Canadians seem
to bo in earn si about constructing
stuh a w-aterwa.y as Is hore indlcutid
.'build slir to action the people interest d in Ihe maintenance of our
supremacy of th" commerce of the
great lakes.. If Canada enn afford .0
s^cud SHC,000,(100 on the proposed
dro,> waterway lo "Montreal, the United States can nlTord to spend us
many or more millions in. building a
ship canal from llolTnlo lo the Hud-
sou tit it, If il is to ihe political
and commercial interests of the Dominion lo have a purely Canadian
route from Lake Huron to the sea-
I oard, it ought to be much more to
tho interest of the United .Slates to
have a purely American route fiom
Luke Erio to tlie seaboard.
Juvenile Suspicion.
"I ihill scon bo your new mum-
ma," said a governess to'her little
Charge, "I am going to marry your
fuih.T. Frpddy, dear. 1 wonder if
you are glnd?"
"Hiiriah I" exclaimed Freddy,
"1 hat's a perfectly splendid idea.
Who thought of it first—you or papa?"
ilnxlety ' may     be    but  atheism.-.
Haul's Horn. I J
A Matter of Business.
A young lady makes goo-goo eyes at a young man.
That's her business.
The young man makes goo-goo eyes at the young lady.
That's his business.
They fall in love and marry.    That's their business.
They want their house papered, decorated, painted, etc.
That's My Business
F. C. BENJAHIN.
1 AM NOT SUPERSTITIOUS, BUT I BELIEVE IN SIQNS.
High Class Job Work....
The Miner office is fully equipped with one of the best job
plants in the Kootenays. The management has selected
modern type, and the work will be firstclass.     *se     <*     &
A  COUNTRY EDITOR
FISHES SALMON, BUT DOESN'T  PRESUME TO BE A MILLIONAIRE.
Th. Fighting Stlmou—gt.rl.s of th. title-
lnf oa th. Bestlfnuch. Mr. C. W.
Young T.lls of th. Hablu of th. King
ot IUver Fish and Haw Otb.rs Thu.
MUUoiutlroi Cm Get Him.
Salmon fishing ls not ao far out of
the reach of ordinary people as th.
Uu.bec correspondent of 'ihe Uloljs
Veceillly inukeg out, writes Sit. U.
W, Young of The Cornwall Freeholder, lie says thut "salmon fishing Is
becoming so rare a sport that it |iu-
uiises to be in the near future the
enjoyment of millionaires." Th. QDl>
respondent is the victim of a popular
delusion, carefully nursed no doubt
by the millionaires aforesaid, who
want to keep a good thing to themselves. Even a qountry editor, who
doesn't presume to trot iu the millionaire class, has been able lo enjoy good salmon fishing almost
every yeur, at any rate whenever he
fell like it, and most of the timo, ut
any rate, under no particular compliment to anybody.
It is hot generally known, but for
a short distance above tide water on
many of the best salmon streams
there is excellent fishing on water that
is practically free in May and June,
when the fish are starting on their
annual spawning excursions.
in old times the fishing went with
the land, and the owner of a property abutting on a stream had the
right to fish himself or convey the
right to others. Then came divisions
which took away the ripurian rights.
Although the owners of land previous
to that time sU»l retained their fishing privileges, those who acquired
Crown land subsequently got nothing
but what they paid for, the Local
Government retaining the fishing,
which In some cusps has become very
valuable. The privato ownArihip of
fishing, howover, extends only tin far
as the tidewater; below there Bl king
ls free to everybody, subject of courts
to the right of the owner of land
adjacent to prevent trespass.
Od th. R.stlgvuohfl.
On the Itestigouche Hlver, which,
with Its tributaries, is probably th.
best salmon stream in Ounuda, th.
best water is controlled by the H.sti-
gouche Club, but below the intercolonial bridge at Metupedla th.ru is a
Stretch of some .seven miles abov.
tidewater, owned for the most part
by farmers, which ls practically fruo,
or ut any rate as much ns ls necessary (Jan be secured at th. nominal
pile, of a dollar a day per rod.
From the time the fish begin to run
(be it understood that in a salmon
stream the salmon is the only fish,
tho rest are vermin), about the
middle . of May until mid-June or
later, all the tish that are on their
way to the headwaters of tho Itestigouche, Metupedla, Causapscal, Up-
salqultch or Kedgewick, and that can
escape the barricade of nets, must
go uver the water In question. According to tho guides the salmon
come up from tho sea at night, find
a congenial spot in the early morning, and stuy there till night sends
them on their way ugain. In the
early season, when the river is full,
there are no special pools or rapids
visible, and while there are favorite
halting grounds, ono is likely to get
a fish almost anywhere.
This year 1 had only three days to
spare. Leaving Cornwall on a Wednesday morning, I reached Campbell-
ton, N. II., on tho Intercolonial
Muritinie Express e.bout daylight
Thursday, and taking an accommodation train a few miles up the Kestl-
gouche, was ready for fishing about
7 o'clock. Arrangements previously
made having miscarried, I had t0
hunt up a eanoemnn for myself at
Plat I-nnds, and found a genial old
fellow, Delaney by name, who wns
willing to quit Ids work on the
boom for a few hours to oblige a
stranger. His outfit was init the
most comfortable, and he could not
get nn assistant—two canoemen are
needed for salmon fishing ns a rule—
but I managed to raise a salmon on
the second or third cast a few feot
from shore.
How h Salmon Fights.
With pardonable excitement I
struck him ns he took the fly, and
away he went with a yard of the
leader. Cautioned not to make the
same mistake ugain, when unother
rise occurred the fish was allowed
to have his own way, which he did
to the tune of fifty yards or so,
making the reel scream with the
music so dear to a fisherman's heart.
Meantime tho anchor, a big stone,
was lifted, and for hull' nu hour the
salmon had control of the proceedings most of the time, rushing madly up and tlown and across the
streum, sulking at tho bottom or
lumping in tho air, 11 e a silver
roiilwood stick, as an Irreverent
Pnguii remarked, then gradually tiring and permitting himself to he
coaxed townrdn a gravel beach,
where a quick stroke of the giifT
landed him—a 22-pounder, fresh Iroin
the salt wntor, with tho sea lice still
on his shining aides.
An old friend of mine, a veteran
salmon fisherman, once advised inn
not to go salmon fishing, for, snid
he, "You can't afford much of it,
and It will spoil you for otl er
iport, and destroy your respect for
Maliiio Fontlnalis."
Looking back after a score of
■ears' exporlcneo. I am not disposed
to agree witli him. My earliest re»
collections are of catching speckled
trout in the creeka and streams of
the Townships of Esquesing nnd
Caledon, and while I would not forego the excitement of killing the king
of fish, the Interest and pleasure of
making a good catch of trout are as
keen as ever.
Sea Trout Fishing.
So on the last day of the New
Brunswick trip, the wind being very
high and easting for salmon difficult
and unsatisfactory, wb fared down to
tidewater for sea trout. Whether the
brook trout and the sea trout arc the
same fish has been debated for years,
and the discussion will not be con-
tiuusd    hem.     Thuy ore both good
fish, first cousins anyway, and both
game to the last Inch. As a rule tho
Ma trout go into ull the rivers on tl o
f'&imdiun Atlantic coast, but some
aru mom favored than others. On the
flaspe and Antlcosti Hi eis they go
with the sulinon, stay with them on
their journey up to the headwaters,
and are so plenty as to interfere
seriously with the salmon fishing. Off
the Itestigouche, however, the salmon
und trout keep apart. There are
Severul runs of trout following the
smelts up from suit water, and coining at times in almost incredible
number*; It was not my good fortune to encounter any ot these largo
schools this year, but floating lazily
down the river we cast In iikely
places, here and there raising a
lusty fellow of a pound or so, which
fought gamely for its life. Leaving
the canoe at one point, we walked
down a gravel shore for a jnlle or
more, the water rippling along In
gentle rapids. Here und there In a
deeper spot there was a quick rise,
a sharp conflict for a few minutes,
and a sudden termination of tho
game with a binding net. Very pretty
fish they were, glistening like silver,
nrd while there were some small
ones, the average wns good, three
nice specimens scaling thirteen
pounds between them. If there were
no salmon the trout fishing would
be worth going for, anil nt the proper season the number caught would
depend only on the conscience of the
angler.
A Fin. Aelilevemeiit.
Iluring the three days of my stay
some thirty salmon were caught by
different parties who were fishing below Metupedla bridge, many of them
of large ai/e, Including one monster
of forty pounds, which, strunge to
suy. was tuken on trout tackle, none
too strong at that, by u young man
from .St. John, who had never killed
a salnion before and was immensely
pro. d of his luck.
While, as previously mentioned, the
Kestlgouche and its  tributaries    are •
mostly controlled  by the Hestigoitche i
Club,    there   are    several     stretches I
which cun bo leased at varying price*
up to $10 a    day, and   the    Government of New Brunswick has reserved !
the Upsulquitch for transient    fishermen et t2 per day per rod.
There are quite a number of other
streams in Quebec, and New Brunswick where the same conditions as to
free fishing exist as on the Itestigouche. The officials of the Intercolonial Railway, which reaches almost
every salmon river, are wuking up to
the Importance of cnoonrnging the
transient spoilsman, who, while ho
may not come in a private car, is
nevertheless a profitable patron of
the road. Tho passenger department
Is accumulating a good deal of Information as to the desirable fishing
streams, and intending visitors can
always depend on a straight tip.
Outside of railway fare, the necessary
expense need not be more than |3 a
day.
A DISTINGUISHED CANADIAN.
SUU Further Honors for Sir Bdouard Percy
Craiiwell Qlrouard.
The London Gazette of August 10,
contained tho following announco-
mint:—
The King hns been pleased to give
and gruni unto Captain and Urcot-
Mnjor (local lieutenant-colonel) .Sir
Kdouard Percy Crniiwill Glrouard, K.
C.M.O., H.S.O., II.E., his Majesty's
royal licinso and authority that he
may accept and wear the insignia of
th'J second class of the Imperial Ottoman Order of the IMedjidie, confer-
nd upon him by his Highness, the
Khi<dive o! Egypt, authorized by his
Imperial Majesty the Hultnn of Turkey, in recognition of his services as
President of the Council of Administration of the Egyptian Railways,
Telegraphs nnd Port of Alexandria.
Ono the same pnge of Tho London
Times in which the above were republished Ihere appeared nn article
from its Johannesburg correspondent
upon tha Imperial Military Huilways
of South Africa, and th-ir management during the war. In tho course
of tho article It  is said:
"Th« Bituation that presented itsdlf
to Col. Glrouard, the able foi nder
and ouganizer of the Soudan Military
Knilwuyfl, on tho voyage out to
South Africa, ta tuke over the dbtles
ol Director of Railways, was in
mnny respects a complete no.city.
Without any precedent to serve as
a gufde, a set of instructions had to
be drawn up on board, apportioning
the several duties of the stall an 1
laying down tho lines on which tho
rivil administration of the railways
to be us d by the army would be
amplified by military officers corresponding to the existing officials. As
time went on, these instructions,
good as far as Ihey went, but necessarily incomplete, wcru revised and
improved upon, until tho effective organization that obtained at thu conclusion of peaco, and which will
doubtless be found a tradition in tbo
Hritish army, was evolved	
When the circumstances of its establishment are taken into consideration,
the absence of skilled officials, the
never-ending interruptions of the normal workinr of thu line, it must be
owned that the Imperial Military
Huilways performed their task well.
When peace came nnd people had
timo to look around and see what
progress had boon made at rrotoria
and Johannesburg, they realized that
thoy owed something to the Imperial
Railways, while tho presence of special mining trucks and the plncing of
large orders for rolling stock over a
year ago testified to the foresight,
energy and ability of the Commissioner ol Hallways, Kir I'ercy Glrouard."
Talking Through Their Fur Clips.
Prof, Mucoun has been examining the
plants of the Klondike region, and
on their evidence declares that Iluw-
son has a better climate than Ontario. That reminds us of the early
days In Winnipeg, where the fur-clad
citizen, sitting close to a firo of poplar poles, hi a shuck through which
tho bliKzaid played tag, had the
habit of saying to the tenderfoot :
"Oh, yo-e-s, it 'a c-c-cold according to
the ther-r-niometer, b-b-b-but the
air's s-s-so d-d-dry that you
d-d-don't I-feel It. ".-Hamilton Sprout lor, ,
I WHERE TWO
« "   WAYS MET
By Julia Truitt Bishop
I   By Julia Trull
Copyright. 1001,
Copyrtaht, 1001, by J. T. Btxhrrp
"Ye reckon he'll know ye?" asked the
fat old woman wbo was putting n cunning patch ou a much worn white garment.
"Know me!" cried the thin old woman, with something that was almost a
blush on her faded cheeks. "Well, I
don't know anything that v, mid keep
.llmmlu from remembering me. Any
two people thnt knew one another like
wc did and were engaged for two long
years"—
"Like as not ye won't know him,"
said tbe prosaic fat old woman, trying
another patch under another hole and
considering It with her hend at one
side.
Now It was that the thin old woman
smiled, ".linimie wub tall," snid she
musingly, looking 1mt at the window,
"nnd a mighty handsouie young man.
Everybody said so. I didn't come to
his shoulder. 1 always liked tall men.
When*- we went out together, people
said what a line looking couple we
were."
The old woman at the fire sniffed
again.
"That was thirty year ago," she said,
with distinct sarcasm. But tbe listener
In tbe window looked up with glistening eyes.
"Yes; don't It seem funny that It's so
long?" she asked. "1 hnve to most
shake myself to make myself believe
It's true. Why, I don't feel any dll"-
rent It's Just the same old me that
used to thluk everything Jiniliile did
was right I reckon he would hardly
have known I wns alive," Bhe went on
musingly, "If he hadn't happened to
get bold of that copy of the Clarion
with the notice of my buying that five
acre piece back of the spring, and then
he wrote to me—such a respectful, dignified letter. Miss Bangs—and we hnve
been corresponding ever since. His letters show that be Is still unchanged.
If wc only like one another when ho
conies today—If wc only do—then we
nre to bo married at Inst after all these
years. I've had an Independent life,
but It would feel kind of good, after
all, to have a big, strong man to do-
THE   KAN   BEFORE   HEB   WAS   liltAY.      HE
W011B OLASBES.
pend on. I don't cure how Independent a woman Is. She gets kind of lonesome once In awhile."
"There's a knock," said Miss Bangs,
deliberately folding up her work and
rising,
"Mr. Hamilton!" said the maid of all
work, throwing open the door.
Miss A let lieu stood still for a moment, dullness settling down upon her.
Then sbe sank lulu a chair.
The man before her was gray. He
wore glasses. There was a stoop in his
shoulders, so thnt be was not ns tall
as he had been. In thnt dreadful moment of revulsion she cried desolately
within herself. "He is old—oh, he Is
old!'1
"I would never have known you!"
■be cried involuntarily In her great bewilderment "How you have changed!"
He bad been staring nt her, but now
he passed bis baud across his brow.
"I was nbout to any tlie same ot
you," he said. "The years bave not
stood (till with you."
Sho scarcely heard him. She wus
■lowly realizing that the man with
whom she bad been corresponding of
late months was a stranger to her.
"I believe women change more rapidly thnn men," be was saying when
sbe fastened her attention on him
again. "It Is on account of their Indoor life, I suppose. 1 am Just about
ns strong and active aa 1 ever was."
Miss Alethea sat still and looked at
the floor.
"The weather's quite cold out isn't
It Mr.—Mr. Hamilton?" she asked,
with a manifest effort
"Not so cold as It was yesterday," he
replied, with an effort on bis own part
"Of course you will take dinner with
us?" sbe said.
"Well, 1 don't know that I can," he
replied, with bis embarrassed eyes on
the doorknob.   "I put up at tlie hotel,
! and—they'll expect me back to dinner."
j    And the absurdity of this was so evident tbat sbe threw up ber head and
laughed at It   He caught sight of the
motion In a fleeting glance.   Tbat bad
been One of tbo ways of ber girlhood,
a charming little way when the bead
was crowned with a wealth of brown
' hair and the blue eyes sparkled and
■ tbe lips were red.    Theu be dropped
i his bead with a groan.
I    "I must go. Miss Alethea," he said.
"I will be In town several days, and
I'll see you again."
•        »•••••
"Well," said the confidential friend
who had happened to come with him
to tho hotel, "did you see your flam*
of the olden time?"
"Yes; I saw her," be retorted Irritably, turning his face away. "And I
am going to leave town this evening.
I cannot see her again."
"Whnt'a the mutter?" questioned the
friend In amazement
"Why, man, she's old," said Mr.
Hamilton, recklessly dinging his belongings buck Into the trunk which he
had fatuously brought with blm In th*
expectation of remaining muny days.
"Well, It's my opinion that you're no
schoolboy yourself," said the friend
rudely, after which It will be readily
understood that the two quarreled and
that the friend look himself off without delay.
t     ........ .        •
"Well?" questioned Miss Bangs crossly. Mr. Hamilton had been gone a
long time, but Miss Alethea had just
come in, complaining thut the glare of
tbe sun In the window bud hurt her
eyes.
"Well," snid Miss Alethea, with her
face turned away, "I found Mr. Hamilton looking changed. He's—he's looking much older and more broken than
I expected to see him. I don't care to
meet hlin again. I think I'll go up to
Springville this evening and spend a
week with Jeremiah's folks."
A tall, gray mnn with a little stoop
in Ids shoulders paused beside the only
scat lu the car that had bat one occupant
"Is this Beat taken, ma'am?" be
asked, and when she shook her bead be
sat down. He had been there several
moments nnd the train was well under
wny before he noticed the thin, wblto
little band that lay upon the top of a
Satchel In her lap, and a small, old
fashioned ring on one of the fingers.
Then his eyes leaped, startled, to her
face. She recognized him nt the same
moment.
"Jlmmlc!" sho cried, the old nam*
slipping out before she could think.
"Alethea!" ho said, and a thrill of
warmth nnd color swept suddenly
back over both hearts.
"I had to take a little run up the
road—on business," ho snid mendaciously. "Let me lower this shade; th*
sun's in your eyes."
How refined and womanly she
looked! How dainty she was in all
ber belongings!
"I am going to Springville—on business, too," she said shyly.
How thoughtful that was In him to
pull down the blind! How long It bad
been since any ono had beeu thoughtful for her I
"Do you know," be said, looking at
her attentively, "you hnve really
changed very little. I should have
known you anywhere—now that I have
a chance to observe you closely."
"Oh, 1 have changed far more than
you have!" she cried generously.
He moved n little nearer. Ills sleeve
touched her arm. What tulk was this
about youth having fled? She could
feel that sleeve against her arm making sudden summer In her soul.
"Going up to Jeremiah's for a few
days?" he said. "1 wonder If you
would let me go along with you? I
was always friends with Jeremiah."
She looked up and smiled at him, nnd
her eyes fell. But the swift smile nud
effaced so many of the years that he
cried with a rush of tho old time
tenderness:
"I declare, Alethea, you haven't
changed at all!"
A GREAT ORIENTALIST.
An   Appreciative   Sketch   of  the   Life   of
the Late Dr. titration.
The death of Ilr. Stratton at Qnl-
marg, Irulia, brings to an untimely
close the career of the foremost phil-
ologian that Canada bus so tar produced. Two years ugo, while abroad
as ,., delegate to the Oriental I ou-
gress ut Koine, he accepted the offer
of the position of head ol the Oriental College at Isidore, India, und registrar of the University of Punjab
No fngl'shman was found capable of
the place and after consultation with
ProfeeflOT IJIoomlleld of the Johns
I Hopkins University it whs offered to
Ilr. Stratton, who had the rare qua -
' locations necessary. He was a griul-
j uate of tho University of Toronto,
I with the highest honors In classics,
h.-- had been a successful teaiher of
classics in the Hamilton Collegiate
Institute, and had pursued graduate
study in the Johns Hopkins University in which for some years lie was
fellow in Sanskrit, and whore he
guined tho reputation of being the
imost brilliant, student ©f comparative philology the university had
hud. At the time ef his Indian appointment, he wns associate in Sanskrit In the University of Chicago.
Weary of climbing the slow ladder
of promotion in Chicago, und desirous of seeing near at hand the life
ami country associated with his chief
studies, Dr. Stratton went to Imlia,
conscious of the difficulties and dangers of his new position. He hud to
adtnlfllstcr the al'aiirs oi higher education in the Punjab, as well as give
professional lectures in Sanskrit und
comparative philology in the college. It was typical of his thoroughness, that he was no sooner entered
on his work than he learned the vernacular end was able to teaih the
Ind an classics to native Students
IhrOtlfih  Hie medium  of   Urdu He
had rare gifts—not only Ihe literary
j appreciatian ol the languages, but a
peculiar ginitis for languages on Lheir
I scientific side, und for the great problems of the Indo-European philology.
At the time of his death he was pros-
ecutin'i a monumental work on the
Greek stems, part of which was presented us his doctor's thesis in the
Johns Hopkins University, and printed by Ihe press of the University of
Chicago. In the furtherance of this
work he had mastered all the languages of fudo-Eiiropenn scholarship,
[and made vast collections of material.
Friends ol the University of Toronto, had hoped that when the time
came to'lill the chair of comparative
philologjj In the university there
would bo opportunity to recall to
Canada a brilliant scholar in n most
difficult field. The unexpected news
of his death has come with a great
shock to his many friends und associates in Toronto, Baltimore and Chicago.
ilr. Stratlton won as high regard
for his personal qualities as for his
fccho'a'ship. lie hnd the gentleness,
modesty and kindliness, as well as the
conviction   ami   high   alum.   Ihat nulls
th • nature that is truly great1 His
loss is irreparable.—l'Yed. It. Sykcs,
in Toronto Globe.
He Wasn't Mean.
The whip flicking hero of this story
had driven un irascible old fellow a
good three mile Journey In London.
When the fare climbed stiffly out and
slowly produced a big pocketbook,
cabby drew a deep breath and prepared to be sarcastic. A watchful constable standing near prevented all
thought of his relieving his feelings
by the use of picturesque terms.
Cabby watched his fare mnke a
lengthy menial calculation of the.distance he had been driven, select the
exact legnl fare, count It twice over,
and then proffer It to blm with nn expression on his face plainly Indicative
of "Now, then, you dure dispute It and
I'll take your number!"
But cabby didn't dispute It Instend,
be promptly accepted It, but slipping
his hand into another pocket be produced a farthing, which hu handed to
the faro.
"What's this for?" demanded tbo
old fellow.
"Ono fnrden, ctirrlnt coin of tho
relliim, sir," said cubby, gathering up
his reins. "I druv you Jest the exact
distance represented by nrf of that
there shekel under tho three mile you
reckoned. 1 ain't got no nrf farden
about mc, but It don't matter. You
can keep the change. I nln't menu.
Goodby, sir, and God bless you. Gee
up, 'orsel"—London  Answers,
A Lovesick Goldfish.
At a country house last summer I
saw quite a unique friendship, writes
n correspondent. The cat of tbe house-
bold, a magnificent Persian Tom, goes,
when thirsty, to a large glass bowl In
the drawing room, wherein n goldfish
disports Itself, and there seems to hnve
an Interesting tete-a-tete with Its finny
friend—drinking the other's health, I
suppose. The lady of the house told
me that a week or two previous to
my visit the cat hnd been unwell and
could not be Induced to leave Its quarters In the kitchen. It wns noticed
that the fish also seemed sickly and refused to nibble the crumbs and »c«l-
I lings thrown to It, but not for a moment did any one dream of associating
Its Indisposition wllh the nbseuce of
the cat.   When, however, mnster Tom
I appeared on tho scene agnln, with
quite an elastic step, the fish became
Itself once more uud ls now as frisky
as ever.—London Chronicle.
PRAIRIE LIFE TOO LONELY.
Novel   Experiment   in   Co-operative Emigration for Canada.
An Interesting experiment is to be
made by a group of Intending settlers iu Canada who huvo at their
head the Hev. J. Ilarr, curate in
charge of St. Saviour's Church,
Crouch Hill, says The Loudon Express.
Referring to a recent cablegram
published iu bur (London Express)
columns on the American Invasion of
Canada, the reverend gentleman expresses wonder that Englishmen are
so willing to hand over "the splendid agricultural and commercial opportunities which Canada oilers" to
our American cousins.
"I venture," ho continues, "to
make a suggestion and to mention
a mo', emeiit which may be of interest
to some of your readers.
"Prom conversations witli not a
few intelligent poisons 1 have gathered that many who would otherwise be inclined to go to Canada are
deterred by the dreaded isolation
und loneliness of farm lifo on Ihe
prairie.
"People desiro neighbors, and
many, lu short, would emigrate if
they could Join a company of desirable people who would settle closer
together and be neighbors.
"This grouping of settlers would
huve many of the advantages of cooperative agriculture and would
nieaii success from the stnrt.
"Large reduction In the cost of
trilllfcportatiou of the people and
their effects from the mother country
to their new home in Canada and
also of farm machinery, animals nnd
building material purchased there
.would be a necessnry resull.
"There might further be co-opera-
tlvo ownership nnd use of the heavier and more expensive kinds of farm
implements, such ns mowing, reaping
and threshing machines. These nre
only a few of many obvious advantages."
Such a party, he concludes, is being organised, with himself at its
head, and he Is prepared to receive
communications from any one who
would like to Join it.
Iter Wny of Putting Tt.
Mary was a young Irish maid fresh
from the Emerald Isle.
Her mistress, who was n dignified,
stately matron, calltd handsome, and
was not unconscious of the fuel, was
in for an attack of la grippe, and
was sufierin: with a red nose and
swollen eyol.ds. She said: "Mary, if
any one cnlls I am nof at. home. I
um feeling miserable and am mit lit
to be sei n."
An   in imatc  friend  called   to     see
Mrs     Jones-,  ami received     this
nn-iwer: "She's in, mum, but nut lit
lo be so n."
To Drighten cm Olass.
Wb n cut glaifl is old it takes on
a 'dull gray I in'p. It is mil dirt,
and ii av be bri- blened, nnd lie1 liliu
removed by washing with diluted hy-
diochloric acid and wuter.
"MAKIQUITTA."
UV 1.EOFFBEY BftOOB.
Yes, it wus the house at the corner,
and i passed it every day; its inmates
became familiar to me, and I became
known to them. Father, mother, daughter and son, and they sat on the flat
roof in the fresh evening** of the Indian
raid weather; there, too, they lounged
on sultry summer nights to catch a
breath of air.
1 did not know their name, but 1
knew that they were Eurasians; I did
uot even know to whatsocial grade they
belonged, but I knew that I was not
ikely ever to meet them in any society I might frequent.
I was not anxious to meet them or to
develop any personal acquaintance with
them, but they had become familiar objects to my view, and it deemed to be
part of my everyday life to see them sitting' there on the roof.
One day I noticed a disturbance at
the corner house. A vehicle of torture,
otherwise known as an Indian cab-
that is prone to rattle its unfortunate
inmates to atoms long before its destination be reached—stood at the door.
Two boxes and a bag-seemed to compose
the luggage of the new arrival; no
board-ship chair, nothing to suggest a
sea voyage; no, I clearly decided it waa
not the mail that brought this addition
to the inhabitants of the corner house.
The person, whoever it was, had entered
before I passed, and only the luggage
was waiting patiently outside. I had
the curiosity to glance at the labels,
und saw that they were marked "M.
G."
My friends did not appear quite so
often on the roof now, und they were
never accompanied by the stranger.
It wok the gay time of the year, and
the festivities were numerous. I had
a young friend staying with me at the
time, and for his sake I determined to
break through my lonely habits that I
might show him some of the gaycty of
our town. There was a "mad ball," as
the natives term our fancy dress dances,
at the town hall, and for the sake of
my friend I took tickets and we went.
The evening, for tho time of year, waa
unusually warm, and all windows and
doors were thrown widely open. The
room looked charming in its decorations, and as my young companion
seemed to enjoy himself I felt satisfied.
Sauntering out on one of the verandas
I sat down peacefully to enjoy the
strains of subdued music that reached
mc in the balmy air. The veranda was
BO dark that 1 could not see the faces of
two people who were sitting In the opposite corner. But I could not help
overhearing a few words of their conversation.
"How do you like being here?"
I wns almost startled to recognise the
voice of my young friend.
"0, I like it very much; it is a great
change," answered a girl's voice.
As they passed mc I could see that
her fancy dress was a copy of a Grecian
robe, and that it was entirely white,
und 1 heard my friend say: " 1 have not
seen you for months."
I returned to the ballroom and
watched the doncers. Then I became
aware that my friend was approaching
mc, and that his Grecian- partner was
Still with him. This time I saw her
face; it was very beautiful—her complexion pale, but not sallow. Her face
suited her fancy dress, for it was purely
classical. Her eyes were large and dark,
her hair was of a deep brown and loosely coiled at the back of ber head in a
Grecian knot. "Let me introduce you,"
he said, "to Miss Gonzalo." With a stately little bow she turned to me, and we
were soon engaged in conversation. My
friend hnd left us, and, although I no
longer dance, 1 had naked her to be my
partner.
She hod not been in the town long,
she said; she came from up country,
where she had flrat met my companion.
Here my friend came up to claim her
for a dance.
Later on in the evening I again found
myself alone on the veranda, a clear
Indian sky above me, and my thoughts
in an English home. My young friend
came up to me. "They are playing the
Inst dance," he said;  "let us go home."
"Hy all means," I gbdly rejoined.
"Have you enjoyed your evening?"
"Pretty well. What do you think of
Mariquitta Gonzalo?"
"She is very handsome and charming.   Is she Knglish?"
"Her father was a Spanish merchant
and pointer, and left her a very largo
fortune."
"Vou have known her some time, I
bear?"
"Some months. I am glad you admire her. I really like the girl, and her
fortune is worthy of old Indian time*."
I was not prepared for this. "And
so you arc going to make me the witness of an engagement, 1 suppose?" 1
said, with a smile.
"Not likely," he anawercd, with 0
laugh that somehow struck me unpleasantly.
"O, well, I only thought from what
you said—"
"No, no; not for me," he rejoined;
"they are all very well to talk to; per-
haps, you may say, to flirt with—I dc
not say ao; but marry a woman with—
well—dark blood in her ancestry—
never!"
T heard a alight noise, and turning,
saw Mariquitta Gonzalo in the doorway.   The next minute she was gone.
"She heard," I faltered.
"Well, well, it cannot be helped,"
answered my companion, and turned to
depart. t »
My friend l«ft the next day; a constraint seemed Jo have fallen upon ue.
It was n cool, pleasant evening when
I stopped my carriage at the corner
house I knew so well. It waa not the
usual calling hour, but the one at which
1 thought my friends were most likely
to be found assembled.
It waa some time before I discovered
a man who looked as if he might belong
to the pica*, a-s he sat nailing, and,
seemingly, by no means inclined lo
understand ma. When, at invi. he appeared to have grasped the situation,
he took my card and vanished into the
house. Another man appeared, a very
untidy man, whoee would-lie whit*1
clothes looked somewhat ashamed of
themselves. He ltd me up i bare staircase to ii still barer landing-place and
from there into a sitting room which
certainly was not bare.
Bome moment* elapsed baton "the
mother" entered. I knew her well from
my observations of the family aa they
eat on the roof. Over a loose while
wrapper she had thrown a .bright crimson shawl, which made one teeJ uncomfortably Warm, though, doubtless, it waa
meant a« a reception costume. I united
nft er M iss Gon/.ulu, on w horn I hud
come to call. Thereupon the Judy
called: "Klora!" Flora, appearing,
bore a great resembliinee tn her mother,
and wus also attired iu white, but her
dreaa was tidier, und she proved decidedly pretty.
"Flora, this gentleman wants to see
Mariquitta?"
"Ves, she is in," was the reply, und
the damsel vanished.
"Miss Gonzalo is your niece?" I ventured.
"Oh, dear no! She is staying with us
because we knew her well up country
before her mother died, and we wanted
her to see the town and enjoy herself,
so wc have been taking bar about."
"I was happy enough to meet her at
the fancy dress ball the other evening."
"Ah, well! She did not ei'joy that; she
was ill afterwards; but Flora, liked it."
Here we were interrupted by the appearance of tiiat young lady and Mariquitta herself. The contrast between
the two girls wan very striking; nobody
could have Buflp8cted MariqulttA of an-
ceetora darker than Bpaniardfi. She
greeted me quietly, though, ius she lirst
recognized me, a deep flush had mounted
to her check.        ^Jk
"I wonder if *y man is bringing
ten?" asked the mother, apparently of
nobody in particular.
I begun to tall, to Mariquitta*and was
glad when mother and daughter vanished, one after the other, evidently in
quest of the uulidy man and tea-
Then Mariquitta rose and walked to
the open door that ledi to the flat roof
I knew so welJ. - --.*»- -
"It is hot here," she said.
We bothetapped out and Bat iu law
chairs on the roof.
"1 am glud to ha/ve the opportunity of
wishing you goodby," she said.
"Are you leaving us so soon?"
"Yes; I do not think 1 like town life,
after all."
"Do you not find it loSuely up country?
You do not live by yourself?"
"An old friend of my mother lives
with me. She and I have no time to be
lonely, for I like to Bete to everything
myself. Heaides, T ojn not always 1 .lusre.
I have been to Kurope twice since my
parents died. I went to Spain., but my
father's relations arc all dead."
"Miss GouzaJo," 1 said, rather abruptly, "your friends will return directly, and 1 have a message to deliver
to you." j
"Yes?" with a questioning glance.
"Frojn my friend; he haa left me; he
was very sorry you--~o,verheard. He
wus grieved t>> have hurt you."
I looked ot her, but withdrew my
glance, amazed, tor the quiet girl l»e-
Bide me seemed of a sudden tp be inspired with all the fire and dignity ol
her father's race.
"Grieved to have hurt mc!" she repeated, slowly. "If I had believed his
nrdent words, if ever I could have believed him, he might have hurt me.
But I knew thnt he could not mean such
protestations for more than ft few
hours. I knew, for I had learned. Listen. I have had a gni"*l education, and
my father was one of the moat refined
men I ever met. I knew long ngo that
I was rich, and thought 1 hnd advantages even above other girls. Ah! but
I did not understand. My fnth^r never
brought me to this town. I waa educated in a convent at home. Then my
parents died, and gradually I begun
to understand. 1 might hnve advantages, be educated and rich; but there
would ever be one barrier that no man's
hand could raise—the barrier of preju*
diet*, of race. And 1 do not blame them;
but It is hard, some-times, and I thought
there might be exceptions." -
She faltered, despite the proud curve
of the lip, and I felt, dimly what my
friend had won and—lo*t.
"There arc exceptions,Miss Gonzalo!"
1 exclaimed.
I gave her m, hnndl ahc pressed if
lightly, but gently ah ■ -V her hend.
Mother nnd dnughter rotui c '.. the father and brother, too, appeared, both
very dark, both very talkative. Wei*oa»
versed, we drnnk tea out of oddly tm
sorted cups, nnd then the untidy mai
escorted mc through the gaudy sH.l.ing-
rooin nnd bare loud mg, down the dark
staircase, out Into the street, with its
.ffayly*robed homeward-bound natives.
Before leaving I had turned to Mariquitta. "■ l
"Good-by," I said. "I hope we may
me«t ognin."
"Good-by," she had answered.
I still pass the house nt the corner,
and look tip at the roof, but 1 have never
been inside of'it again, The mother
sometimes nods to me from the. top,
but they claim no other acquaintance--
ship. ydb
I often remember Mariquitta and her
strange fate, and think angrily of my
friend, whom I have not seen since, ntid
wondering!}* of iwr words: "And T do
not blame them." But when I recollect
the untidy man, the gaudy room, the
white-robed mother. Flora, the ill-assorted cups, tlie objectionable father
and brother—in fact, the whole establishment—T leave, off wondering, nnd I,
too, understand and do not blame. But,
Understanding with my head, there is
a feeling which is Btili foolish enough to
whisper:
MPoor girl! poor Mariquitta!"—Loa,-*
don  Sketch,  —	
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SKIFF   .HEXTIOX.
3. R Pollock of Fernie, if»s la town
Tbu-sd y,
Fjr lnsorsrce see G G. M'ffatt it
Tne Miner office.
K Hlrtz .n In K;kq on a visit the
lrst of tke week.
Mrs. Frank Carpenter has been verv
ill the past few days.
F J Watson, the lusuraoce man of
Fernie, was la town Tnesday.
The Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kerran died yesterday morning.
H. I. Stephens transacted bnsiness in
Cranbrook Monday and Tnesday.
Second Ma- qtierade Ball at Australian
hotel May 4.    Particulars next week.
Mrs. A. P. Oeddes of Elko, spent Sunday In town 'h- (nest of Mr. and Mrs.
E C. Wilson.
If yrn want any books kept or made
»p, call and see G. G. Moffatt In The
Miner building.
Read today's news today, and read it
In the Daily News, Nelson's live dally.
Jack (Hills sells It.
C. M. O'Brien, district organizer of
the A. L U, was In town Monday on
kit way from Gateway to Fernie.
Jack 01111% Johnnj Lawson and G. G
Moffatt went to Fernie Thursday night
to attend the Jessie Maclachlan coo-
cert.
Or. Bell of Cranbrook, government
veterinary surgeon for this district,
was In town Thursday a passenger on
Ibe mad band train.
Phil Christopher, one of the best
known miners In the Elk rlyer ralley,
left last Saturday for Greenwood where
ke will In fnture reside.
There will be a social dance at the
Australian hotel Monday nlgbt to which
all are cordially invited. Come, get
acquainted and have a good time.
The Great Northern Is opening up a
■ tnd pit south of town. In all probability several hundred cars of sand will
k: taken out for ballast the coming
summer.
Frank Clapp, the toft drink man of
Cranbrook, was In town Wednesday.
Mr. Clapp Is turning out a line quality
of goods these days, and Is meeting
with success.
Church of England services will be
conducted (D. V.) by the Rev. Aykroyd
Btoney On Sunday afternoon at a .30
O'clock, in the Australian hotel. All
are very cordially invited to attend.
■
y.j-. ce i» beiebj   h .i.
de-uieuLiuueu pci&uus BAVe uitde -si. •
cuiou UuJii tne provisions ol   the iiq
nor license act 'Duo, for an hotel llceost
at tbe place set opposite their names:
W. B. Gjnong.   Windsor  hotel, C. N
P. Coai Co. new lowosite, Moirlsscy.
T R Mortou, Miners' hotel, C. N. P.
Coal Co new to vusite, Morrissey
C J. D gby, Elcharge hotel, C. N. P
Cosl Co. new townsite, Morrissey.
Andrew Johnstone, Rival h-.tel, C N-
P. Co-lCo. new townsite, Morrissey.
Cnarles McNah, Alexandra hotel, C
N  P. Coal Co. new townsite, Morrlssev
David Cark, Clark House, C N. P,
Coal Co. new towi:sl<e, Morris e/.
0 tarles Farrell, Western hotel, C N
P. Coil Co new townsite, Morrissey.
Ju,e» Hurei, Morrissey hotel, C. N P
Coal Co. new townsite, Morrissey.
A meeting of the b< ard of license
commissioners of tbe Fort S eele License district will be be d to cousin r
such applications at the court house
Ferole, on Friday, the twenty-fourti
day of April, 19U2, at the hour of seren
o'clock la the afternoon.
J. II  McMu Un,
Chief License Inspector
Fernie. April 9, 1903.
Notioo.
Notice is hereby giren that thirty days
after date 1 intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a license to
firospect for coal and petroleum on the lol-
owing descr bed lands, situate on the west
side of F.Ik river and below the town of Morrissey, Crows Nsst valley, East Kootenay
district, commencing at a post marked 'II J.
Thome's northeast corner," standing close
to Framis German's southeast corner post,
thence south SO chains, thenoe west 80
chains, thence north 80 chains, thence east
80 chains to place of commencement.
Sated March 39, 1903.
H. J. Thorns.
Daniel HcKenzie, agent.
Coal Notloe.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days af-
tkT date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands aod works for a license to
prospect fi r coal on the lol'owiog described
1 nds in South E tt Kootenny:
Commencing ut a postmarked "W.O. W.
Fortune's N. E. corner post," planted seven
miles north of a north boundary uf Lot 4588
and one mile north of N. E corner of lands
held by 0. M. Edwards under a coal license,
thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 80 chuins, thence north
80 chains to the point of commencement,
containing 64 ' acres more or less.
Dated this III li day of March. 1903.
W. G. « . Fortune.
Ooal Notice.
Notice Is hereby given that thirty days alter dat* I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a license to
prospect for coal on the following described
lands in South East Kootenay:
Commencing at a post marked ''Lizsie Fortune's N W. corner p"st." planted beside VV.
G. vv. Fortune's N. E. corner post, thence
south HO chains, thence east 80cnains,1bence
north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains to the
point of cos:mencement, containing 640
acres more or less.
Dated this 9ib day ol March. 1903.
Lizzie Fortune.
Ooal Notioa.
Notice Is hereby given that thirty days niter date 1 intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a license to
prospect for coal on the following described
lands fn South East Kootenay:
Commencing at a post marked "T. Spear's
8. W. corner post," planted beside W. G. VI.
Fortune's N.E. corner post, thence east 80
chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west
80 chains, thence south 80 chains to the
point of commencement, containing 640
seres more or less.
Dated this Oth dny ol March, 1008
T. Spear.
Ooal Notloe.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days alter date I intend to apply to the chief corn,
missioner of lands and works for a license to
Erospect for coal on ths following described
uuIh in South East Kootenay:
Commencing at a post marked "J. Bum
tian's 8. E corner post," planted beside W.
G. W. Fortune's N. E. comer post, thence
north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains
to the point of commencement, containing
640 acres more or less.
Dated this Oth day ol March, 1003.
J. Bastain.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that within the time
prescribed by law 1 intend to apply to the
assistant commissioner of lands and works
for the dlsti ict of East Kootenar, and tbe
chief commissioner of lauds and works, for a
license to prospeot fur coal and petroleum
upon the following described lands situnted
on Sage creek, about six miles east from
Flathead river and about four miles from
the International boundary in East Kootenay district ot British Columbia:
[n] Commencing at a post 4 miles from
boundary, being N. E. corner of VV. H. Morrison's claim, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to the place of beginning, containing 640 acree
Dated February iii. 1903.
W. II. Morrison, Locator.
A- D Coplen, Agent.
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I ue I   aclian        ol lomnit
^ad Office, Toronto.
Paid up Capital, $8,000 o-o.       Reserve Fund, $2,5oocoo.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President.        B. E. WALKER, Gmeral Manager.
SAVINGS  BANK  DEPARTxMENT.
Deposits of JI and upwards received and interest allowed at current rates.   Depositors are subject to no delay when
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IMPERIAL BANK QF CANADA    !
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Rest     -
depositing or withdrawing funds.
Fernie Branch,
E. H. BIRD, Manager.
[b] Cnmrapnrinu: at a pist 4 mil** from
houndarj. twinir N. W corner of A D. Coplen 's I'laim, thfi.ee Boutli 8't chains, HPDM
etist 80 chain,-*, thpnc* north HO chutim,
thfflOt west 8n chains to pluc« ol begiuning,
containing 040 acres
Dated February 21, 1W>3
A. D. Coplen, Locator.
[c] Commencing at a post 4 miles from
boundary, being the S E. corner of George
Lux's claim, theim* north 80 chain*, tMice
west 80 obaliu, tbei ce south 80 chains,
thence east 80 ch'tna to place uf beginning,
cc tuiuinw <HO acre*.
Dated F«brnary 21. 19 H
George Lnx, Locntor.
A. D. Copleo, Agt-nt.
[d] Comrai nc'ng at a pijfc 4 miles from
boundary, b-ing the S. W. corner of .lames
W. Croft's claim, thence 80 chains north,
thence tft) chains east, thence 80 chuins
south, thence 80 chains west to place of
commencing, containing 640 acres.
Dated February 21, 1903.
James W. Croft, Locator
A D Coplen, Agent.
D. J. JOHNSON
Carpenter and Builder
A Resident of the Town of Morr's-ey
GOOD WORK AT REASONABLE PRICES
Saw  Mill  For Sale
Complete outfit of the Cedar Valley
Improvement company's mill at Morrissey, B. C , will be sold at yery low fljr-
nre to the right purchaser. Capacity
eighteen thousand feet per day, bnt has
turned ont twenty six thousand with
crowding,
MILL 18 IN GOOD REPO
A dwelling honse 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
It la wholesome and nutritious and Is
made In tbe district.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby giren that I. the under]
signed, h tend thirty (30) days ufter date to
apply to the assistant wiiillnl<llt»f ol lands
and works for the district, and tbe chM com'
missioner of lands and  works of tbe province »f British Columbia for a license to prospect for coil and p- troleum upon the lands
east of tho Flathead river iu the southeastern
corner of tho proviuce of British Columbia,
described as follows:    Commencing at a post ,
at the southwest corner marked  'fl. i*. Howell's southwest corner post,"theuce 80 chains
east, thenoe 80 < hains nor>b, thence 80chains ;
west, thence XO cbaius aoutb to post of com- j
mencement and containing 640 acres.
Dated 27th day of March, 1903.
ti. D. Howell, locator.
J.N Dalby, his agent.
Notice is hereby given that I, theunde •
signed, intend thirty (3") days a't-r date to
apply to the assistant commissioner of lands
and works for tbe district and the chief commissioner id lands aud works id the province
of British Columbia for a license to prospect
for coal and petroleum upon the lands east
of tbe Flathead riv.r in tbe southeastern
corner of the province of British Columbia
described as follows: Commencing at a post
at the northwest corner marked "R 8. Len-
Die's northwest corner post," thenoe 80
chains east, thence HO chains south, thence
V' chains wes , t hence80 chaiusnorth to post
of commencement and containing 640 acres,
. Dated 27th day of March, 1903.
It. S. L-nnie, locator.
J. N. Dalby, bis agent.
Notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned, intend thirty (30) days alter date to
apply to the assistant commissioner of lands
and works for the district and t lie chief commissioner of lands and works of the province
of British Columbia for a license to prosper t
for cool and petroleum up-Jn the lands east
of the Flathead river In the southeastern
corner of the proviuce of British Columbia
described as follows: Commencing at a poet
at the southeast corner marked "Oscar
White's southeast corner i ost," thence 80
chains west, thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains ea-t, thence 80 chainB south to
post of commencement, and containing 640
acres.
Dated 27th day of March, 1903.
Oscar White, locator.
J. N. Dalby, bis agent
Notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned, intend thirty (30) days after date to
apply to the assistant commissioner of lands
and works for the district, and the chief commissioner of lands and works of the province
of British Columbia for a license to pranpect
fir coal and petroleum upon the lands on
the Flathead river in the southeastern corner
of the province of British Columbia described
as follows: Commencing at a post at the
southeast corner marked "Bruce White's
southeast corner post," thence 80 chains
north, tlienco 80 chains west, thence80 chains
south, thence £0 chains east to post of commencement and con tripling 640 acres.
Dated 28th day of March, 1903
Bruce White, locator.
J.N. Dalby, his agent.
CROWS NEST LIME CO.'S
Blalrmore Owner II. S. Pelletler
Lime for Sale
Car Lota or Small Quantities
Agents for East Kootenay
Graham & Robert Love
Plasterers, Bricklayers
and Stonemasons.
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is a necessity to you, financially
and socially. A NEWSPAPER
of GENERAL CIRCULATION,
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SPOKESMAN-REVIEW . will
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ngriculture, mining, literature, as
well as the local happenings in
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popular science articles, its short
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"Puzzle Problems" combine^ td
form a home newspaper that at
$1.00 per year can nowhere be
excelled.
Perhaps you have lomsthtnr to sell—a farm,
a team, farm machinery. You may wish to
bur acmethlns. Ths beat possible way to communicate with people who wish to bur or sell
le by inserting a email advertisement tn the
Spokeeman-Roview. The price ls the same la
the dally and the Twice-a-Week.
IT DOESN'T COST MUCH— •
See Love abont plastering yonr house.
If we can't convince Ton to have It
plastered, well, "Lore's labor ls lost."
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CONTRACTOR
AND BUILDER
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Before You Build,   It Will Pay Yon
Morrissey, B* C.
S4 000,000
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$2 485 288
BEAD OFFICE, TORONTO, ONTAMO.
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(tea. Manager.   W. 4„ffat, t'hief Inaprctor
CRANBROOK BRANCH
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT   Interest allowed od deposits.
A general banking business transacted. Drafts sold, available ia  every
part of Canada, United States and Europe.    Special  attention   to   csl.
lections. F. H. MARSH, Manager.
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atmores Hardware Store
MORRISSEY,  B.  C.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Stoves and Cooking Utensils
Plumbing   and   Tinsmithing
J. C. Patmore   -   Proprietor
H.A. KAX0C3B C. H. LEVERS H. BENTLEY
Preldent Hec'? Trees ^
CEDAR VALLEY IMPROVMENT CO., LIMITED
MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles,
Lath, Dimension and Bridge Timber    f
Mills at Morrissey and Fernie
MORRISSEY HOTEL,
JULES HUREL, Prop.
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New,House, Newly Furnished and Everything
Nicely Arranged.
We Keep the Best of Liquors and Cigars
j
I G. G. Moffatt, Notary Public, Accountant
AGENT FOR
BEALE, HUTCHISON & ELWELL
Head Office, C-anbrooW, B. C.
Insurance, books kept and accounts audited. Collections
• promptly attended to.   The very beat (Ire, life and
accident companies only.
|   Morrissey Office      ...     Miner Building
MORRISSEY, B. G
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The tide of values is rising in this section.
Those who regard this as a "boom", sure to be followed by a reaction, are much mistaken. I
will make an effort to account for the stimulus.
Extensive development of their coal properties by the Crows Nest Pass Coal company.-*
Building of 500 coke ovens at Morrissey.   Building of 250 additional coke ovens at Michel.
Throwing open by government of reserved coal and oil lands on the Flathead and tributaries.
Building of the Crows Nest Southern from Morrissey to Michel.
Building ofthe Kootenay Central from Elko to Golden.
Installation of power plants at Elko.
This does not exhaust the list, but is sufficiently comprehensive. Each year will mark an advance, and each advance will bev on a larger scale than the preceeding one.
Investors who think prices are high now will be amazed a few years hence, when they compare present rates with figures the future has in store.
THOS.   CRAHA2ST
AGENT, MORRISSEY, B. 0.
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