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Vol. 13.-No 100
ine ivi
i.- unsurpassed —Pe10K:$60 00 cash
nterior Publishing Co, Agents
$2.50 Per Year
Think of it I Only five more shopping days until the
greatest of all Holidays. Anything you purchase wo will put
away for you and deliver any dny before Christmas. We are
confident we can place before you the most magnificent stock
ever shown tinder one ruof in '.he Interior, HTOKE OPEN
20 Wicker Doll Go-Carts
made to sell at $1.25. Here
is a present that will do-
light any child. Get one
ol these $1.25 Go-Carts on
Monday for 65C
200 Fancy Cups ani Saucers. Here is the gift that
always pleases children and
also grownups. Friday,
and days following we will
clear this line of Handsomely decorated German
and Japan China cups and
saucers at the ridiculously
low price of 25C
Twenty Women's lovely
warm Winter Conts, the
newest styles to be had, in
the handsome dark checked
Tweeds and Braided Black
Coats, We are clearing
this line on Friday at a
reduction of a quarter off
the original price.
50 Child's "Dresses, Silk,
for bal.ies. and children up
to 5 years old, beautifully
trimmed with Lace antl
Silk Embroidery.  You can
-"make no mistake by giving
them one of these. They
please both child and its
Carpet Sweepers, Hissell's
—make an idtnl Cliri6lmas
offering. You cnn buy them
here at same price as any
city in Canada. Invention
hath no nobler aim than to
lighten Women's work.
Buy a sweeper and make
someone happy.
Men's  Felt    Slippers—
What more sensible gift,
high and low cut, lovely
felt shoes, leather sole, at
Ladies' Felt Slippers—
Juliette style. Lovely warm
shoe for housewear. These
presents will please uny
lady $1,25
Ladies' Shoes,--- Trimmed
with Fur, Juliette shoes
handsomely made in all
the fancy colors, in blue,
black, green and brown-
sensible gifis at
$1.75 and $2.25
Ladies' Felt Shoes leather
covered,extra good wearers
and a pleasing Xmas* Gift
at $2.00
C. B. Hume & Co., Ltd
Fall Cowls Arriving Dally.    Dressmaking and Millinery Rooms, 2nd Floor
WATCH IT!!   Brisk Selling These Days Indicate Thai This is
a Good Place lo Buy Your
People realize the fact nnd come here for good, sensible
and always useful articles, No Store offers better
values nor quality than are here shown. It is a pleasure to us to show our gnu.ls, and we invite comparison
as to values and quality.   LOOK THROUGH I
A Gift for Father
or any Gentleman
A Gillette Safety Razor with
1 dozen keen cutting blades.
lt costs $6.
Pocket Knives
400 varieties-Pearl, Jlorn,
Ivory, Aluminum, Tortoise,
Bone and Nickel from 15c. tr
Sets of Razors
In cases from $3.50 to $5.01
Shaving Mugs and Brushes,
Kiuukt rs' Bets, Ash Tray...
Electric Lamps
For Father's Desk or foi
Mother's Work Table,
Cut Glassware
For the Ladies—Nothing is
more aoccplable or pleasing
than une of our beautiful
Berry Bowls or Pitchers,
The quality of our Cui Glass
we guarantee the finest. Our
assortments eclipse auy tiling
ever seen in the tuwn.
Hand-Painted China
• We are showing some rare
productions in this line at
remarkably low pri -es, We
have some rich designs in
Ponyet, Limoges, Coalport,
Wedgwood a ud other makes,
Plakd Ware
All new goods in ll.ted
Waco, Latest ... |. a
low prices.
All sizes, for hoys and girls. We can Ht any foot. We sell all the
best makes both in Hockey and Spring and also the Automobile Skates
—every pair warranted. Hockey Sticks and Itycks. Ankle supports
and everything that a skator wants,
Electric Toys
Carpenters'SetB of Tools and many lines to pleaso the girls and
Knives for Boys anu <. irls
A guud st.nng Jack Knife for the buys at 50c, Pretty Pearl
Handled Knives Iur lhu girls, nOc. to *.;il.
We are pleasod tu Invito all tu visit and look through British Columbia's largest and finest llardwnro Store, Select your Presents now
and tvu willkeop them for you until wanted. Kurly coiners get the
best selections.	
Now in Use in Vancouver
C. P. R. Shops-Steam Plant
Put out ol Business-Wiil
Meam Big Saving.
The greatest transformation ever
carried out in Vancouver, and,'or that
matter, in British Columbia, iu regard
to an industrial establishment, went
into full ell'ect yesterday morning,
when tho C. P. R. set aside entirely
its steam plant lor all its shops here
and started up under electric power
supplied by the B. C. E. R. C.
The demand Ior the works, nominally, it 225 horse power. This is
divided among a number ol motors,
running from 75 horse power down
to 5 horse power. In this arrangement the company has the facilities
lor running one department or two
departments, or, for that matter, one
or two lathes, while all the rest are
dormant and without any loss ol
power, a something that was impossible under the old steam system,
The electric plant was installed
under the supervision of Mr. Chambets
ol Winnipeg, tlw C. P. R.'s electrical
It is understood that the C. P. R.
intends shipping the steam plant that
was in use here to Winnipeg—Province
Important Work Will be Done
In Coming Year.
Wissipeq, December 20.—The questions of the appropriations to be made
for new work on the Pacific division of
the C. P. R. was fully considered by
the officials of the company here yesterday. Second Vice-President Whyte,
Mr. G. J. Bury, Mr. F. F. Busteed,
Chiel Engineer Schwitzer, and Divisional Engineer Cart-wright, ol Vancouver, were in conference during the
morning and the matter received lull
discussion. Much important work
will be done on the division during
the coming year and a large appropriation will be asked for from the
directors of the company.
No. 96 Turned Over By Removed Rail
Port Arthur, Ont., Dec. 20.—A
C. P. R. express was ditched one mile
west of Angler, which is east of Schri-
eber, last Monday alternoon. Two
men were killed, William Small, the
fireman, and engineer, Phillip Mc-
The accident is said to have been
caused by tbe removal of a rail which
tlie section gang wss changing, proper
precautions not having been taken by
tbe foreman to warn the on-coming
train, The absence- of the rail was
not noticed by ths engineer until
very close and too late to stop the
train. The engine turned completely
over and two cars were piled upon it.
The wonder is that more were not
injured, but tbe accident occurred in
a rock cut, which made it impossible
for the whole train to leave the track
Half Million Dollar Company
Organised at Spokane.
Spokane, Deo. 20.—Five hundred
thousand dollars ia the stated capitalisation of the Universal Lumber Co.
I'.for whicli articles of incorporation have been filed. Tbe concern
owns 10,000 acres of timber landi between Rossland and Greenwood. BC,
and while olliees will be maintained in
Spikane, it ii not the intention tr
•hip any of the forest product! into
thi- country.
R. ports have been circulated thnt
the company will erect several sawmills ami supply the Grand Trunk Pacific railway with heavy timbers and
other construction material in the
building of its transcontinental line
through British Columbia and provinces east of it. Another report is
tbat the men interested in the incorporation are holding the timber land
Ior speculation, and that when it is
cut over it will be used for agricultural purposes, and in this connection it
is laid cutting will begin early nex'
We  havo  nice  Christmas gilts to
■uit everybody.    Any price trom 25o, |
up    We invite you to come in and
look ever our stuck ul Xmai present:1
—Lawrence Hardware Co,
A Loosening of Purse Strings
The Columbia Agencies Limited report:—
Eastern reports indicate a better
financial condition. The Dominion
Government led the way by submitting to parliament estimates of expenditure dnrin.! the coming year amounting to $119,237,091, ol which thirty
millions are for the National Transcontinental Railway.
Reports from Winnipeg indicate a
great improvement, due no doubt to
the fnct thut while the an ount of
wheat shipped is l.-s tlinn lust year
the increased price lias put $3,000,000
more intu the pockets of tic farmers.
Real eslate investments ale also mine
British financial reports show that
British and French investors are looking to Canada. The London and
Paris Exchange says: "In all direc
tions there are indications of recovery
front the depression whioh Iuib overwhelmed the stock markets during
the iiutuiii."
The eastern stock market brigUeu-
ed up last week, but a reaction in
New Yo.k put cull money up to 25
per cent. Business showed however
there is not much loose stick outbe
market, email investors having been
quietly picking it up at bai gain prices
and putting it away Ior a rise when
they will reap a rich harvest.
Two features show there is no trade
depression iu Canada outside what ie
brought about by the financial situation, C.P.R. earnings for last week
showed an increase of $284,000 over
the corresponding period ot previous
year, while for October the Banking
returns show an increase in loans ot
$6,500,000, indicating the passing of
the financial stringency.
The Banks have not .uffered in
their earnings, the annual report oi
tlie Bank ol Commerce, which iB just
out, sho,'ing earnings of 17.52 per
ceut on its capital stock.
That British Columbia is increasing
in importance trom a commercial
puinl of view is evident from the fact
that Vancouver registered last week
the largest percentage of increase in
bank clearings of any city on tbe
The prospectus is out for the Chartered Bank of British Columbia, with
a capital of $3,000,000. The bank his
a strong board of directors and intends to devote its attention mainly
to tbe up-building ot British Columbia, which it is contended in some
quarters suffeis from the fact that the
management of all our banking institutions is centred in tlie eust, where
the conditions and resources of the
Province are not understood. We are
brokers for Revelstoke for the stock in
this new bank and have quite a lot of
enquiry for it among intending investors.
Bold Front—Ashes to Ashes—
"Goo-Goo" Special -Wild
and Wooly West-Strange
TOKIO, Dec. 21.—Hon. Rudolphe
Lemieux, Canada's immigialion commissioner to Japan, will receive the
assurance thut Japan will limit their
immigration to liritish Columbia, but
will not change the treaty. A memorandum to be given him includes
the programme lor tlie luture, but it
is not intended ai a formal note. He
has been informed by the Japanese
office that Canada will get exactly the
same concessions as have already been
granted to the United States. He
asked for a written understanding,
but tbis was positively denied.
Stockholm, Sweden, Dec, 21 —The
ute King Oscar was buried on Thursday.
Chicago, Dec. 21.—Loaded to the
guards with a cargo of "spoons," the
Honeymoon Special inaugurated by
three western railroads, left Chicago
yesterday for a thirty days' trip of
cooing and hilling and love-making,
All the pa'sengers are newlyweds or
married couples who have not yet
taken their honeymoon trip.
Washington, Dec. 21.—Representative Williams oi Mississippi and Ar-
luoiid of Missouri fought on the lloor
of the house yesterday.
Bellingham, Dec. 21.—In truo wild
west sly le, J. Zelloivs and his wife were
held up Wednesday evening in their
pawn shop in the heart of the city,
and $230 iu cash and eighteon watches
valued at $900, taken from them by
two masked bandits.
New York, Dec. 21.—Mrs. Mollie
Desmond who, in a fit ot desperation
several mouths ago, attempted to take
her own life by swallowing 144 needles,
is dying in the Fordhum hospital.
Lord Kelvin Passed Away at
84 Years of Age
Willium Thompson, P. C, G. C. O.,
first Lord Kelvin, was born at Belfast,
Ireland, on June 2Gdi, 1824. He was
acclcbivi,, uifiih.'ini.tic.an and physician, and occupied the chair ol
National Philoa -|ihy at Glasgow University Irom 1846 to 1899. He wai
knighted in 1866 Iur his services in
connection with the Atlantio cable
and was created Huron Kelvin in 1892.
He was Ior some timo President ol the
Royal Society, In the domains ol
eleotrioity and magnetism he was one
of the greatest investigators of the
century, He invented a number ol
instruments used in navigation and
deep sea exploring, and took a prominent part in Ihe laying ul tl.e first
submarine cable in the Atlantic Fur
bis efforts in bch.ill ol science, Lord
Kelvin was decorated many limns,
St. Andrew's Young People.
A very pleasant meeting wus held
iu St Andrew's Church on Thursday
evening last. Tlie occasion being a
turkey supper provided by the firemen
ol the C.P,It. members ol the Christian Endeavor, for the Endeavor and
Iriends. A table iu the centre of the
ohurch was laden with the good
things of the season some 44 guests
sitting ..round the festive board. Alter
supper a programme ol music and
recitation provided liy the young jien-
ple was greatly enjoyed. The proceedings woie brought to a close at 11
o'clock, the company dispersing well
pleated with the evening's entertainment.
100 Teddy bears on sale at C. B,
Humo A Co's—going quiok.
Stole Blank Cheque and Filled
it in For $90,000.
Kamloops, December 20.—Captain
D. F. Keller, alias D. L. Smith, a U. S.
Army officer of Renop Nevada, was
arrested here last Tuesday night by
Chief of Police McGill, charged with
having stolen a blank cheque from the
U. S. Quarter-Master's office at Fort
Sheridan, Ills., and afterwards having
filled it in for $92,500. The prisoner
intends fighting extradition.
Further enquiries disclose the fact
that the ...an Smith has been known
iu Kamloops for some time and has
established Cariboo Lodge on Adams
Lake for the purpose of entertaining
hunting parties, A telegram Irom
the police across tlie line Bays that
one dipt. D. F. Keller is wunted lor
lorgcry as woll aB other charges, and
Keller and Smith aro supposed to be
identical. Smith hue been well liked
in Kamloops by his courtesy and
Between 200 and 250 Workmen
Buried Alive.
Jacohs Creek, Pu., December 20.—
An explosion of gas in the Darr mine
of tho Pittsburg Coal company, located
here, to-day entombed between 200
and 250 miners, aud there is scarcely
a ray nl hope that a single one of
them will be taken from tl.o mine
alive. In all 130 bodies had beon
taken out by II o'clock, and all were
terribly mangled.
Thia is the third mine disaster
since the lirst ol tho month in the
veins ol bituminous conl underlying
Western Pennsylvania and West Vir
ginia, Tliis swells the number of
deaths due tu mine gas to between
550 and 600
Ladies Remove their Hats in
Winnipeg Church
Winnipeg, Deo, 10,—With scarcely
an exception, hats worn by the women
attending Central Congregational
church wero removed last evening. In
fact they wore taken off in many cases
belore the Rev. Mr. Gordon u.iulo the
reqest just prior to tho sermon. Tne..
was a little stir while tbo hatpins w ie
being removed by the people sitting in
their places hut otherwise there wub
no c..illusion and apparently all present wore quite willing to comply with
the suggestion. The church was
crowded, seats having to he improvised
on the gallery steps,
Vou won't be disappointed if you buy your goods from the Quality
Stoic. We have everything necessary to make a Merry Xmas a sure
thing.   Choose from the foil..wing list of high class goods,—
Muscatel (Spanish)
.i. "O  L
Oadbnry's Chocolates
Cluster Raisins
3 e g
Webb's Chocolates
Valencia Ituisins
£ c S
Webb's  Plum Pudding
Sultana Raisins
a- 2 a
Christie's Fruit Cake
Seeded Raisins
Christie's Sultana Cake
Finest Currants
Ilisciiits—100 varieties.
Smyrna Figs
& Il
Oandy—100 varieties
Hallowi Dales
> 0) o
Honey in Comb
Navel Oranges
Is £ a
£    E
Shelled Walnuts
Japanese Oranges
2 • e
f §5
.Shelled Almonds
Malaga Grapes
3 >   0    ,
Fresh Pineapple
o.    * i
Brazil Nuts
lie P.
Almond Nuts
Famous Chilliwack
Apples.    .
a » 3 a
a a, o a
Barcelona Nuts
Wc guarantee the above
to be of th
e best quality procurable
Bourne Bros.
Gent's Furnishings
Boots and Shoes, Etc.
Fit-Reform Wardrobe
ittt ft Op. Uui
Imperial Bankof Canada
Head Office-Toronto, Ontario.
Hrsnchfls la the Province.; nf Manitoba, Alberts, Saskatchewan,
British Colombia, Ontario, Quebec
Oapltal Authorized        •       ■       -       $10,000,000.00
Capital Paid Up ....   $4,860,000.00
Reserve Fund ....       $4,860,00*000
D. R. Wilkie, President; Hon. R. Jaffbav, Vice-President.
A General Banking Business Transacted.
Drafts sold available in all parts of Canada, Unif*d States and
Europe.   Special attention given Ui Collections.
Savings Bank Department
Interest allowed tin deposits from date of deposit and credited
Revelstoke Branch, B. C.-H. T. Jaffray, Manager
Residential Lots, 50x140 Feet, West of Hospital
4-Acre City Lots.      -       -       Best Fruit Land.
AtG. M. Sprout's Fitrvvell Estate Office, Cowan Block, Third St,
Methodist S. S. Christmas Tree
Taking advantage nl the preience
of some ot tlie teaching staff ol the
Sunday School who cxpoct to hn aw y
spending holiday season among thoir
Iriends, tlie committee ol management
the .Methodist Sunday School decided to hold their Clirislinns tree entertainment last Wednesday evening.
At 8 o'clock tho majority ol the congregation werc in their places, and
loss than live minutes later the lirst
number on tho program was announced, which WES a grand Chri<t-
nius chorus snd was Joined in by the
whole congregation, Tho iiuni'cri
wore well rend red and heartily applauded.    Sp.cial   m i 11 mighl lv
m.deol a •'Oood>iiighl Drill," given
by eight little girla, and 'he little ones
wero brought back to the platform to
repeat a part ot the number. Credit
is due to Mn. Knight and Mis. Smith
who trained the young people. This
Sunday School, under the able leadership ol Miss Atkinson and ber itaff
ol officers and teachers is doing good
work among the young people ol thc
Methodist congregation. Those in
'charge wore put to no little incon-
I vo.ici.ee on account ot the electric
light refusing to shinr, and so lamps
and even candles were brought into
Library Voting Contest.
Tlie following are the returns up
till midnight, Friday :
Fire Hull No. 2 171885
Y.M.C.A.         138U78
Knox rliutcb 101136
St. Peer's Church   16488
Catholic Ohuroh  14018
Hospital   7069
Methodist Church  2IHI1
Public School  2882
K.ofP  1234
Spoiled votes—76. DAY AT
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc
Parliamentary,   Departmental
and Patent Office Agents
Practice before Railway
Chas. Mdbpht.
H.vkoi.o Fisher
in every word. With lull confidence
in the beneficent- influences of Christmas Day; that the loving missive
given to the world on that first
Christum, morning, is growing in the
hearts of our people and that the time
is not distant when the world will
fully adopt it and war no more tho
Mao-Herald gladly wishes ull "Many
happy returns of the day."
Barristers, Soil [torn, Etc
C. F.. fiiLu.v J- c. Elliott,
BARRISTERS, solicitors, etc.
OrrtcES:  W ...hml Baitk Hlock,  Revel.
'stokb, J< C,
Money to lain.
Offices: Revelstoke, B. C; Cranbrook, B. C.
Geo. 3. Mc'AhTF.R,
A. M. PntKBAM,
Rm-lnokc, B. C.
J. A. Harvey,
.,'ranl.l'LH.k, B. ('.
J. M. Soon 1.L.D W, I. Brlggs.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Money to Loan
;solicit..rs for Molsons Bank
First Street, Revelstoke, B.C.
Away oi all Ore.,  Samples l.y mail or express
receive prompt attention.
Terms Moderate.
Ataman     •     •    •     Box 132 Kaslo, B. (J
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Mine Suiveying
McKenzie Avence.
Box 106, Revelstoke.
Pupils prepared lor Conservatory
and University Examinations,
STt'DIO-At  Mr;.   3.  0.   Hotohison's  Con-
caught A.enue.
Mining, Real Estate. Business, Financial and Share Brokers.
Mercantile Agents.
Fire, Life, Accident, Employers' Liability, Guarantee and Live Stock Insurance
Maps, Plans, Blue Print?* and Reports
compiled on Mines, Lnnd and Timber.
B. C
Zbc fltaiVDetalb
Ther, i* so much bad iu the best of us,
And f - much good in the worst nl us,
That il hard!)' behooves any ol us.
To taik about the rest of us.
SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 1907
There is no grander anthem sung
than the one that ushered in the birth
oi Christ and the Christian ers; no
sweeter choristers than those who
then proclaimed the glad tidings of
great joy; no happier time for mankind eet free Irom slavery ot sin than
the commemoration o! that auspicious
event, which is this year celebrated
lor the nineteen hundred and seventh
time, a day when men may with some
pure sense of the spirit of the angels
message, catch up the echo of their
song which still vibrates and repeat
with them:—"Glory to God in the
Highest and on Earth Peace, Goodwill towards men." It is in no conventional aud matter of course spirit,
therefore that the Mail-Herald wishes
its reaeers
This season of all others is the one
best exemplifying in our lives the
angel's gift of good wiil, and one when
we moet usually demonstrate the
truth of the blessings of giving over
receiving. Though really an adaptation ol the feast of Saturn, of None
snd Druid festivals, Chriitn.as hai
outlived the many objeotioni urged
against it on tiiese antl other grounds,
sntl it now as cheerfully celebrated as
ever. As a seaion consecrated to the
ipirit of generosity, forgiveness, love,
peace and goodwill, nnd all that our
Christian tenets|staiiil lor, long may
it be celebrated, Long may millions
ol strong men, gentle women, and
kitiug children kneel in honor of the
event it commemorates and take to
heart the message that it gives. Tliis
is the time when the heart goes out to
loved oneB far away, when we think of
them, pray for them and devote our
thoughts to their sweet remembrance
"Though lost to sight, to memory
dear.'* Oceans nny divide and continents may sever, but human
thought spans the great divide on
Christmas Day and heart beats with
heart in this great festival of rejoicing.
Tho ties ul love, devotion and affection
are more firmly strengthened at this
Apropos of the outbreak of fire yesterday morning, it may be well occasioned to warn the general public of the
utmost caution and care in the use ol
Btoves, furnaces and lumps. Winter
time is always a dangerous season on
this account, and no pains should be
spared by the citizens in precautious
adopted to prevent a conflagration.
We urge that all stove pipes and Hues
have periodical inspection, as to their
condition and if in anyway foul or
choked or defective, prompt steps
sliould be taken to remedy the trouble.
Thie is important, as a fire in the city
might lead to disastrous results from
which considerable damage would
accrue. Means ol carrying pipes
through wooden partitions, in a safe
and acccesiblo manner should be
adopted and enforced, iind if these
precautions were taken there would be
less danger or anxiety in these winter
months. Chimney and line inspection
ought to he rigidly enforced by the
civic authorities, aud ull pipes and
Hues should he made to undergo periodical cleaning, as coal tar and soot
are liable to ignite and bum a long
time at the base ol the chimney, before
noticed, which, we conclude was the
origin of yesterday'B blaze. Fire is
our greatest danger and enemy, and
every householder should exercise thc
utmost cuition in the using ol stoves
iu order to prevent an outbreak which
might involve a great portion of the
It is satisfactory to see that the
people have endorsed the two by-laws,
the ono for civic improvement, the
other for the paying off ol the overdralt in the Molsons Bank, incurred
during past years. This overdralt is a
most discreditable thing and one
which no one particular administration
can be blamed for and brought about
by excessive expenditure in civic im
provements and by a wrong bnsis ol
financing being employed. Although
the bylaws were looked upon with considerable disfavor by many citizens,
as being unnecessary and uncalled lor,
nevertheless, considerable comment,
and discussion has been going on and
(he majority ol citizens seemed nt lirst
inclined to vote them down, but in
spite ot opposition which apparently
disappeared at the lust, the deeper
thinking people were in the majority
and gave their sanction to the passage
ol these bylaws of which that of the
overdraft is the most important. The
bank lms now security for their money
and will perhapi take another view of
the situation: When the debentures
are sold and the overdraft paid off the
city will be ubie to start clean, but it
should take warning and not use current revenue on street work. Big
blocks ol debentures for eiric improvements will sell belt'. than small
onee. A rock crusher and road grader
is necessary and u sensible method of
road mending adopted, liy tho endorsement of the overdraft bylaw it is
evident that the taxes will be reduced
and the finances of the city put on a
lound and solid foundation,
Christmas a Season ol the Living and the Living dead.
Years pass by rapidly to be sure.
It seems but yesterday since the
Christinas of I'JOli was being celebrnt
ed with gifts mul cards, since friends
were wishing ench othcr nil the good
things of the season, und youngsters
wore dreaming of Santa Claus and his
treasures, since the old, old story of
Bethlehem was being told in ever
clini'ch, since family gatherings hailed Christmus us the brightest dny of
all the year. What memories are
awakened by tho word. How men's
thoughts wander buck over nearly
2000 years and see once again the crib
where was cradled in lowliness that
wondrous one who has been for all
these intervening centuries such n
power among the sons of men, moulding their thoughts, refining Iheir
feelings, elevating their ambitious,
stimulating in every way their varied
energies and awakening as well as
retaining among their countless my
rinds a love which many waters could
never quench, whicli for multitudes
has turned prisons into vestilmlcs ol
heaven, ti ado tortures welcome and
deatli itself, even in its most repul
sivo form, an obedient servant and
valued friend. This is the greatest of
all festivals. It stands solitary yet
honored and revered byall.by the ruler
tiie statesman and the peasant. But
myriads who think little or not at nil
about what Christmas tells of Beth'e
hem's wonders or of tho infinite variety of circumstances and feelings in
which men have given thanks to
Heavon for tlie angel's message, will
yet find Christmas Duy one of the
most notable days of this year. Memory will be busy, as they repent
"Christmas has come again, the duys
of other years have come buck." The
shadows ol former Christmases will
rise from the buried past. The then
and now will stand side by side. The
voices of long ago will be heard, faces
that hnvo long been dust will again
put on beauty und affection. In many
cases  there  will   be  felt something
Alio ".my ut i .'iiii.mh uiviia iui; aim
of tho South, n diamond worth £3,01X1,
(100, which wns lound in Smith Africa
l.y a poor uegress. In the Russian
s'eptrejs the famous Orloff diamond,
which onco adorned the hend ol a
lir.ihmin idol. Stolen by a Frencli
soldier, it was sold to an Indian merchant for £2,000, resold lor £12,000,
and purchased by Catherine II Ior
£90,000. Wilkie Collins turned its
history to good account in his weird
ronianoo, "The Moonstone."
Dec. 16th, 1907.
Editor Mail-Herald.
Dear Sin,—I am afraid tlie idea
comes too lute for this Xmas but not
lato for all next year—it ie that of a
permanent uiguiiizttiun, representative of all our citizens for charitable purposes. Supposing each church
in tlie city, the Hospital Society, and
such other societies as our benevolent
orders, were each to name one member
who would constitute the lirst organization, elect ollicers, etc., and proceed
to enroll membership. I am sure
thero is room in this community for
such a work, and 1 know enough of
my fellow citizens from many yean
acquaintance to feel that il there is
need for it, and a work to do, they
will suitably respond.
I am one who thinks that orgauized
work ol this kink is more useful for
good than intermittent and spasmodic
giving, (or I can see how it will
achieve more iu the right direction, to
those thut need it most. 1 would suggest that each public or other body
which favors ils purpose should send
you the name of its representative as
soon as possible and whon enough
have beeu secured to give it a representative character, that you should be
the convener ol the first meeting by
call issued in your paper. Hoping
you can see your way to assist the
idea by publishing tliis und giving it
your valuable editorial support.
I remain, Dear Sir,
You:s faithfully,
Xmas, 1907.
Give you u fire in your bid oorn [or
nn hour while you are dressing and
Boil nine kettles, each holding two
pints of water.
Cook fifteen cho,.8 in fifteen min
Run a small ventilating Ian Ior 0
Keep your brenktast warm Ior five
Run a soiling maohine for 21 hours
Carry your dinner upstairs every
duy for a week.
Carry you 30 times from tlie bottom
ol the bouse to the top, 80 Ieet each
feet journey.
Keep your coffee pot warm at. ths
breakfast tuble every day lor a week.
Carry you threo miles in an electrical brougham.
As Kevelstoke is about to install a
new power plant and will have power
for sale at cheap rates the above may
be a hint to some to know what they
are buying.
Local Revolstoke
Socialist Party of Canada
MeeU. Firat au.l Tl.lr.1 Wednesday in lite montli
in Selkirk .lull, upstairs, ats |     Subject for
.llHeussion-"Arriihi|>uieut .if  i .....tallsni.     All
interested are welcome.
C. W. 0. w.
Mountain View Camp, No. JJ9.
Moot* Second and Fourth W'ulno days In
.fuel. .......lh, in Selkirk Hull. Visiting Woodmen cordially inviieil to altund.
W. D. ARMSTRONG, Con. Jom.
J. MliINTYIlK, Olerk.
"Flashlights on Human Nature"
mi health, disease, love, marriage ami p. (nuge
Tell*. what you'd ask a doctor, but lUmil.k' Lc
•llll pages, illustrated, 23 cents; but tu iMrodti-'--
It wu rit-iift one only to any adult for postugo,
IU cents.
129 East 28th Street, NEW YORK.
Rovelstoke Laud District,
District of West Kiit-lenay.
Taue uotice lhat J, H. M. Smythe, merchant;
00 days after Hate iuteud to uouly to the Ulii ef
CommissioueO of Lauds aud Works for per*
mission to imrohaso tho following described
Commencing at a imst plmitf-d 4ii chains
uortli of the south-est corner ol timber limit
TWO and marked "R, M. Smythe's uorth-west
eoruer post," tlioiu'o ea=t <*) clmins, theuce
south .mi chains, tbeuce wesi, ni chuius, t ence
uorib mi uliains to poiut uf coiuniuucuuiuui,
comaiuiuy dio acres more or less.
Dated Uut. -iiith, ilKJT,
Per W. A. SuiytUfl, A«out,
Hevelstoke Land District,
Distriot of West Kooteuay.
Tuko uotice that 1, W. A. Beav-, locomotive
tlreiiiuu, du days alter dain iuioud to apply io
the Uhlef Coiuinissiouer of Laud ami Works for
permission to purchase the followiug described
Commenciug at a post planted about i mile
north of the south-east coruer of timber limit
iOlOuud marked "W. A. Huuvo's south-east
curuer post," theuce imrth mi chains, theurv
wesl HU chains, theuce suuth SU cbaius, theuce
eastbUohjitis to pomt of commeuceiiienL, cum
inin iuk iUti acres more or less.
Dated Oct. 2-Jth, Ml
W. ... I1EAVO,
PerW-A Smy.nu, Agent.
Corporation of the City
It is requested that all accounts
against tlie City Council and School
Board (or the current year be sent to
tlie undersigned by Saturday, the 28th
City Clerk.
F. O. E.
The regulur meetings uro held iu llio Selkirk
Hull overy Tuesday evening nt 8 o'clock. Visit-
inn bretl.ro.. ..re cordially invited.
H. A. BROWN, President.
W. E. McLAUUHLIN, Secbbtabi.
Kootenav Lodge No. 11 AT, tc A.M.
Tho regular mooting- un. held ln the
Masonic Temple,
Jil.i Folio iv* llilll.ot,
Hi tf tii i nt Monday In
mcli month at s
..in. Visltlngbroth
.■en cordially wel
II. A. WluCUNIKIt, Sbcketaky.
Moots ovory Thursday
ovoning ln Selkirk
Hall at 8 o'clock.
Visiting brethren cordially Invited to attend
Cold Range lodge, K. of P.,
No. 26, Revelatoke, 8. C.
cxcepl Third Wednesday ol
ouch ninntli, in tlie OddlelluwB'
Hall st s o'clock. V'lsltlug
Knights are cordially invited.
Q. H. BROOK, K. ol H. 4 S.
H. A. BROWN, M. of P
"like tbe touch ut a vanished hand."
The old, ohl days will reappear.   Who
A Kilowatt Hour
The electrical engineer nl the nm
shall say how many hard and hard j mcip.il lighting plant of Lnugbbor-
experienced men ami  women ol  the ougji, England, has reoently published
world will experience at such a season "little liat, 8l",win« the inhabitant!
.,                  ,    , what a  kilowatt   hour  ol electricity
more than one touohol string-iy un- w:„u (1„ for lhem,   It u & good ffftJ
wonted tenderness?   How many iteel .if selling electricity and of bringing
cold eyes will have at least tbe won- ime I   the public mind the versa-
droui baptism of  tears.   In nnv case tilily md wide range ol application ol
.,-,   ,         ,.   r.    ,„ ectn il  energy.   Readers   cnn  de-
niut tunes ov the Christmas men ,        ,-       . ,,   ,     .,
■-••   p I i 1, m ..lea or table fur  tl.ein-
tesof Chr.-: - history and their own      *    ,   ,-.;,,. periormanocs are
I bave found themielvenl    jtbi  ed ..-.- >..,t the list as a whole
and encouraged  amid life's work and ii quite striking and ingeniou
Tbe cost ol a London log has been
estimated at 9760,000 a ilay.an amount
..I curie, which Includes ull sorts of
lo.ses. Each railway suffers to the
extent ol thousands..( pounds per day
when tin: Ing fiend descends, while gas
consumers  have to bear nn extra ex-
penditure ol between 960,000 and $".'.-
000. Then, again, on a (i.ggj day the
street sellers ol London are deprived
of their eust'.iu  tbeir less  being eiti-
inatcii ai $16,000, while that sustained
by cabmen nnd bin proprietors lining
at least double this nun mil.
Playwright—in bei acting lintliral?
Manager (entliusiiisticnllyj—Natural? Why, when bIic appeared uh the
dying mother Inst nighl mi iiisi.ru..ce
agent who has her lilo insured for
$26,000, uml who was in the audience,
actually tainted.
nnd cares, and have already been
helped to *n.-e on the stepping -* nei
of their dead selves to higher thing,
and they will continue to do sn in
years to come Christmas, what, ver
may be the varied opinioni about the
mere day and whether or not it was
the one on which Christ was born,
has come witii multitudes to be a
season of memories, stretching far into
the past, and gathering up tlie varied
details ol perional and family histories,
nf individual life at once ol (ailurs and
success, and so let it stand. Whenever and whatever it be Christmas
will tell its own history ami enforce
its own moral (or those who keep it
as holy .b.y or holiday and tbt object
of Christmas will be purposeless unless the love  whicli is commi m iratad
mi 300 I ei Mftiiober (dcil). •"
( lean 5,1X10 knives
Keep your leet warm I.r live hours,
in Vi pairs of boots.
Clip live Lurse'.
War... yo ir curling tongs every day
if, the year for three minutes and
twice.... Bundayi,
Warm yonr shaving water every
morning (or a month.
• live y.ni a 12.10 impresi'ons on a
llren.ner royal printing machine.
Run a mechanical   aieve   lor two
Ilnn a., electric clock lor ten hours
Ir... BO lilk hut,.
Light 8,000 olgari,
Knead eight  sacks  ol  Hour into
Fill anil cork 250 dozen pint bottles.
Supply sll the air required in un
ordinary church organ lor one service.
I'liinp 100 gallons ol water or other
liquid*. 10 a height "125 leet,
The City Council desire tenders for
the building of a guol according to
plans and specifications to be seen at
my offlce.
Tenders sealed and endorsed to
reach me by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec.
20th, 1007,
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Ciiy Clerk,
Revelsloke, B. C, Dec. 11, 11)07.
Revelitoke Lund l.laincl.
U.slr.ol o. West Kuuienay.
Take notice thut .tuiieri Armstrong, ol Ar.
ruwiiuud, II. 0,, uocupnuon Miner, intent!,
lo apply Ior aspecial umber licence over .be
lollowlng described luuU;
Oommenclng ai a post planted thou. 100yds,
north oi poal marked N. VV, UM. and marked
"Kobert Armstrong's S.W. eoruer post." men, e
»u cams... rm. en chain. eu&i,su chains aoutb,
80 ..halns wesl to po.nlu. eumnieuceme.il.
Dated thit Mi day oi Nov., 1UU7
sat nov B ROBERT AKM8TBOi.il.
Revelstoke umu uisiiiui.
District of WestK.oo.ouuy,
Take nonce that w , the Lamb-Watson Lumber Cumpauy. Limited,of Arrowncud, D. C,
uccuputiou Lumbermen, iuioud to apply for
permissiou to louse the followiug described
loroshore, botng part of Uie foreshore ot Ualeua
Hay, for logging put puses;
Commeueiug ata post scribed "Lamb-Watson
Lumber tki," planted at tbe S.W. coruer ol
LotllJu?, theuce suutbwosturly lollowing high-
water murk, a distance ot 110 ebains.
Datud tins sutb duy of October, Ml.
Lamb*Watson Limber Co, Ltd.,
Jau 1008 By 0.11. N. Wilkie, Agent
That's Royal Crown kind-
made in Vancouver—Largest
Soap Factory west of Winnipeg. House cleaning and
wash ing are eaBy with ite help.
And tbe money saving is the
Premium System
Booklet telle what we give for
Roval Crown Wrappers. Send
lor it—Free—AIbo try the
Royal Soap Co., Ltd.
Vancouver, B. C.
Run -. plate-polilhing machine tor
and   embodied   inwordiol   kindness  21 hours,
antl charity is made manifest..
King's Famous Diamonds
The Cullinan il only one of many
famous diamonds held l.y crowned
rulers ol E.nope. The King slill l.as
tlio Ki.l.-i-Noi.r, a atone which (lutes
bnck to thc timo of  Caesiir's   la...ling
in Britain,
Another well known grin, Ibe Flor
i.iitinn, is now owned by the Emptiroi
of Austria.    It (ormorly belonged lo
Charles the Bold, llukn of  Burgundy,
win. lost it 01)   tl.o   biiltlilielil.     The
Swiss peasant who discovered it mistook It for glari, ami gladly pun nl
with It for about half a crown,    Sub-
si.jiiif.iily it liiiiiic inin tlio possession
From France, Holland and
reliable varieties at reasonable prices,
Fertilize?"., Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps
Spraying Material, Cut Flowers, eto.
Oldest estsblished nursery oil the
mainland ol B.C.   Catalogue froo,
To Trappers
Raw Purs Bought
Uash Prices Paid
Hun an eleotrlo piano lor ten hour,. I
I itt 31 torn, 76 Ieet In four minutes. j*p      tj       XirT*T T C
Give you three Turkish light batbi, X.      O,      VV JElJjJjS.
Exporter of Purs.
Rovelstoko Lnwl Distriot,
llislricl ol West Kooteuiiy.
Tuko nolice linn I, Alex. .Mcltae, postmaster,
Itevclstoko, H t!,, Intend, 30 days inter duto, lo
upply lo llie unlet Commissioner of Lnnds und
Works Ior permission lo cut una carry away
Umber Iron, thc lollowing described lands:
1. CuuiinonchiB nt u post planted at lhe N
VV. corner ol Seclion 17, Township 1'Blg llend
llislricl, marked "Alex. McRuc's norlli-wesi
corner," and covering lands formerly held un.lu.
Timber License No 6,83, Uience south SOchaius,
tlieucocast 80 chains, llienco north 8<l ohaina,
thence wesl 80 ehuins to point of commencemeni, coniainlng.u.u ucros ...ore or less.
2. Commencing al a post plunled ut the «.
w, corner of Seclion -.li, Township 1, Dig llend
district, marked "Alex. Mcltuo's south-west
corner,' und covering lands formerly held under Timber Licc.no No W8., thenco north 80
chains, thence cast 80 chaina, thonce south 80
chains, thence nost 80 chums to point ol com-
mencenient, containing 810 acres more or lets.
3. Commencing al a post planted at the S.E
corner of Section IS, Township I, liig Hcn.l
District, marked "Alex, Mcltae's soulh-east
corner,' and covering lands formerly held under
Timber Licence No, »"m. thenco north 80
chains, thenco wost 80 ohains, thence south St)
chaina, thence east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 610 acres more or less,
I Commenolng at a post planted at the S.E.
corner of Section 211, Township 1, Dig Hond
Distriot. marked "Alex McRae's louih-easl
corner," and covering lands formerly hold un
der Timber Licenco No. 0718, thenoe uorlh Du
chains. Ihonoe west nu ohains, thence south 80
chains, thunco oust 80 chains to point of com*
meucemon., containing 610 acres more or less.
6, Commencing at a post ..Lintel at the N.E.
corner of Section 18. Township 1, Big llend
District, marked "Alox. Mcltae's north-east
corner," thonoo south 80 chains, thoncu west Su
chuius, Ihence norlh 80 ohains, thence oust 80
chains to point of commencement, containing
Din ueres moro or loss.
Daled Novomber 12th, 1IKI7.
ALEX. MoIIAE,      ■
wed doc 1 Por N. T. Edwards, Agent.
Corporation of the City of Bevel-
Voters' List, 1908.
The Court of Revision lo revise the
Vol ers' List for the year 1008, will
hold its Ih-st sitting at the Council
Room, Cily Hall, Revelstoke, B.C., on
Saturday, December 21, 1907, at the
hour of 10 a. ui.
Oity Clerk.
Revelstoke, B.C., Dec 14,1907.     2t
Revolstoko Land District.
District of Kootonay.
Tcko notico that I, John Albert Kirk, of Rov-
elbtoko, B.U. occupation 11. C. Land Survcyo ,
intend U) upply Ior permission to purchase thc
following described hind:
Commencing at a post planted about forty-
live |15) chains norlh of the north-oast oorner of
Lot Uvo thousand four hundred nnd fourteen
loll'). Uroup one .1): thenco west sixty |60
chains: thenco Bouth forty-live (15) ohnins;
thonco eusl sixty (OOJohalns, Ihence nortli forty-
It vu (.ol chums tu point oi commencement.
Dated 28th November, 11107.
wed dec 1
Keep your domestic iron, in use for
n hour.
Something Besides Turkey
% Christmas
I rollihe.l l.y everyone- Manning's line cnnfoclioni, Whether
served ul your tabic, or ciien .is
youi fancy tllctat.s, they are always ini.sl ib-licious and of sur-
passing llavur. Ptiro, wholesome
anil nutritions, thnyare matchless
in their superiority,
Rovolstoke Laud District.
District of Wost Kootenay.
-Tuki) n.iiifij tlmi 1, K, h. Utifl'oy, mlue man*
agar. (10 clays ufter datu iutond tu apply to the
Chiof ('ommissiouor of Lamh and Works for
[lartuissiou to purchase tho foHuwiugdoscribed
Commeuelng at u post plauted 40 chains
uorlh of the south-east nirner of Umber limit
lolit nnd markod "F, H. Gulloy's uorth-east
coruor post." thouce south 8u chains, theuce
west HO chains thmu'o north 80 chains, thence
enst80chaius topoint of commencement, containing 04(1 acres more or less,
Dated Oot.'UlLli, 1001.
Per W. A. Smytbo, Agent.
Tu the County Court of West Kootonay, hotden
st Revelstoke.
Iu the matter of Joseph Dolau, deceased,
Iu tbe matter of the Administrators' Aot,
TAKK NOTICK, that by an Order of His
KunorJ, A, Forin, made the 13th dayof October, 1007, I whs appointed Administrator of
Joseph Dulitu, deceased, aud all parties harlng
claims agaliiHt the said Kstate aro hereby re*
The Municipal Council of the City of
Revelstoke is prepared to receive
renders for constructing a Sewage
system for the City according to plans
and specifications which may be seen
at the City Hall, Revelstoke, B.C., on
antl after the 28th inst.
Tenders must be sealed, endorsed on
the outside "Tender for Sewage," and
reach the undersigned not later than
noon of Friday, December 27,1907.
Tenders must tie accompanied hy an
accepted cheque, payable to the Revelstoke City Treasurer, equal to five
per cent (5 pc.) of the amount of the
tender, which cheque will he forfeited
if the party tendering declines U, enter Into a contract when called upon to
do so, or fails to complete the work
contracted for,
The lowest or any tendei not neces-
H. A. BROWN,       H. FLOYD,
Mayor. Oity Olerk.
Revelstoke, B.C., Nov. 25,1907.     4t
West Kootenay Land District
Distriot of West Kooteuay.
Take notice that Jamos Adams Stetson, of
Duluth, Ml...... US.A,   occupation  Timber
Dealer, Intends to apply for a .peoial timber
lloenoe over tho following deicribed lands:
Commencingat a pott planlwl at the N. W.
corner post ofT. L. No 1875 on the wdit sldo of
the Upper Arrow Lake and inarked "U. D,
Howards S.K. corner," thence we.t 160 chains,
thence suuth 10 chains, thence east 160 chain.,
thence north 10 chains to point of commencement,
Staked Nov. Ith, Ml?.
C. t*. QOWABD,
Agent for James Adams Stetson,
Dated Dec. 2nd, 11)07.' wed deo 1
i-nlred to furnish same properly verified to me,
ii or before the .list day tif January,
All parllos tmlebtod to the said t'-s. a to nro
required to pay the amount of indebtedness to
ms Iwforo tho .'list of January, 10(18.
Dec. llth '1007.
dee 14 It     Administrator.
K..,„l -tukn Lsud District.
District nf Wost Kootenny.
T«k«ii„llc,i that 1, W. A. Smith, ..go.it. 60
dnysnllnr .Int.. Intend to npply to the .'hlef
(.timmlssliiner uf Lands nnd Works lor net-
mlsali.n t.. puronale th. lollowlng d.scrihed
. MiiiiiiniiifiiiK nt a post planted nl....:- ), mile
north of south-mist mmier of timber lid.lt 7018,
nud .....rkral "W A. Smythe's S.W. eornor post,'1
limit', north KI clinlus, llienio oust 80 chains
M.M.ce ■ ..in li Stl cliiiins, thunce wesl 80 chains to
IK.I.ili.f c.iiiiiiioii.'.)ineiit, eitiiliilliliig 8.0 ucros
...'.ro ur loss.
Unled Oct. am., nun.
'J  (
[iovolstoko Lumi DWtrlot,
IHMrlrUif Weel Kooleuay,
TAKK NOTICK Hint George McCarter, of
Roveletoke, It. C,* Agont, inlends to apply for
mrmishion to purchiifotho following ttcHcrilwI
anus :
(imi-untieing at a post i-lnnted at tho north*
"■it-1 cornor of Uit b'M, In tin-up One, Kootonay
District; thence wost 11,010 chain.-: thence
north .K) chains; tlience wost 10 chains! thenee
north ^chains, thenre enst 21,619 chains more
or lens to tho west bank of tbe Oilitmbia River;
thenco following tbo west bank of the Columbia Rivor southerly tothe poiut of commencement, cuntaiulog01 acres, moreor less,
Dittd November lit., 1907. Nov. 0
Hevelstoke Laud District.
Distriet of Wust Kootenay.
Take notice that Nuts Thomas Kdwarde of
Revolstoke. it. c, Cruiser, intends to apply for
special licensee over the following described
1, Commeneing at fi post plantod about two
miles distant uud in au easterly direction from
tho south-west oorner of Section 4, in Township
It, Hovulstoke Laud Diatrict, and marked "Nels
'thoiuoc, Kdwiirdu' south-west coruor," theuce
north Mi chains, thenoe east wi chains, thence
south UO ohains, thenco west 80 ch'Uns to the
pointof commencement, containing 610 aores
more or less, and being Section 2 in Township 3.
-. Commencing at a post plnnted about one
mile di-*.unit and in an i-usturly direction from
the south-oanL cornor of Suction iti, Township 3,
Itevclstoko Laud Distriot. und marked "Nell
Thomas Ktiwai'ds' north-west corner," thenoe
oust 8u chains, thonee south 80 chains, thonce
wustbO chains, thencu north 80 ohains to tbe
puint of uouiiucncoinunt, containing 640 acres
moro or less aud being Section 11, Township 3.
3. Uouiuienciiifj- at a post planted about one
mile tlistuui uud in an easterly direction from
the muii li nasi corner of Suut|ob 10 in Township
J, Rovelstoke Land District, aud mailed "Nuls
Thomas ttdwards' south-west comer," thence
north So chains, thouce east w ohains, tbenoe
soutli bnuliuins, tbenco wust 80 chains to point
oi coinuiuuuouient, oontaining Olu noren moro
ork'ssand being Suction 14 in Township 3,
4. l ommeiieing al a post planted about one ,
mile distant and in an easterly direction from
tbo smali-easi, corner of Section ti, id Township
3, Hevelstoke Laud District aud marked 'Null
Tlioinos Kdwuids' north-west corner," thunue
east 8U ohains, iliuin-.u south ol) chaius, tlience
wust ni chains, thuuee norlh uu ohaius to the
point of comiueni'umunt, coutaiuiug 04k acres
more or loss, and boiii* Section tt, in Town-nip
o. Commencing at a post planted about one
mllo distant ami ln an eatterly dlreuiiou from
tbe south-east corner of Section .& in '1 own-dap
J, Hovulbtoke Land District, anu marked "Nels
Thomas Edwards south-west corner," thenee
uurth Ml uhalns. thuupo eut w chain*
ihunce south 80 chains, thenee vsest ISO elmini
to thu point of commencement, and cuiitaiuing
u4j acres nioie or loss, aud being Heutiou 26 or
Township 3.
6. Cummencing ata post planted one mile
distant and in au citsum? diruulnjii fi'uui the
northeast em ner of Suction 33, hi luwushipl,
uuvt-lstuku Laud Distriut, mid inarltud "Nels
Thuuios lui wards' noitn-westeiirnur,' theueu
eastMiehainn, thuueu south uu ehains, theuoe
west ni cii.uun, ihenee north oO chains to the
point of eouimeiieemoiil., and containing MO
ucrus moru or less, and being Sootion 36 in
Township 3,
7, Communcing at a post planted one mile
disiaut and In au easterly direction Irom tbe
suuih-uant corner oi Section 4, Township 4,
Huvelstuko Land Districl, aud marked "km
'1 human Ed winds' suuth west turn r," tlienco
north oo uhaius, thouce east eO uhaius, theuce
muii UN) chains, tuuueo wtwtbt) uhaius lo poiut
ui communuemuiit, and containing 040 scree
muro or luss aud being Suction % in Township
Dated Deo. 4th, 1007.
snt deo 7     NEW THOMAS EDWAUDH.
Certificate of Improvements
D.H.. CD., ,I.W„ and A.E. KiaotienalMineral
.'luiiils, situato In thu Trout Lako Mining
Division ol West Kootenay District.
Whero Heated- At head of Horsefly Croek.
Take notice that t, Krod C. Klllolt, Free Miner's t.-.-rt I Boat. No ll 88212, eetlug as agentfui'
i'liiia tin...... VVostfiill, mid tho salt! Ularo Ornoo
Wcstfull, ndinlnistriilrlx ol the Kstato ol John
vv I'sl.-v Wi'sifull, licensed, froo Miner's Certl-
" lie No. 118"	
. rcof, Ui apply
i'i-ril'l''u!.-s.jf Improvements,for the purpose
licu.e No. 1.88211.1, Intond,sixty dajsIr-mdate
hereof, Ui apply to tho Mining itocorder for
of obtaining a i.nnvu Grants ot tho abovo
And further take notice tlmi notion, undor
auction :.7, ...list, he commenced before the Issuance ol sueh t.'crlllli'ato of Improvement..
Hated tbla Set d»y ot October, A.D., Wli.
leb I till), C, KlXIOTT, - hfc£JKflBi&e
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TTTbe tjb'rlstmae cbtmes arc pealing btgl
*" Beneath tbe solemn Christmas eh?,
Bno blowing wtnos tbeir notes prolona
XiHe echoes from an angel's song;
(Boot) will ano peace, peace ana 0000 will
•Ring out tbe carols glab ano oa?,
Gelling tbe beavenl? message still,
tibat Christ tbe Gbilo wae born to-oap.
In lowh? but anb palace ball
peasant ano Mng beep festival,
Hno cbllbboob wears a fairer guise,
Bnb tenoerer ebtne all motber*e?es;
Cbe ageb man forgets bis sears,
Gbe mtrtbfol heart le boubli? oa?i
Jibe sab ate System.
1.,.- j-. -.: will Bee man) changes in thc powor and light plan I in Rev-
■ si ke which has been such a valuable asBet to the municipality. As we sit
at me and read, write or work by the aid ol our electrio light, we little
think ot ih. real origin ol that light aud the gigantic forces ol nature whioh
an r ugbt into use to produce it. A lonely spot indeed is tho power'houBe
where the electric current is generated and few of us, comfortably Bottled at
hotti- and enj ying tlie light, give a thought to those under whose care ll.e
powerful machinery is placed, We are prone to look to our comforts only
an   I rget others who have to supply those comforts ami we leel that while on
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li.i.tt.'Ii.i.icvv.vk'1  Can vox.
Christmas Day we ..re surrounded  by our families and friends enjoying the
..- n s cheer and luxuries it is our duty to give 11 thought to those in charge
at the power bouse on the banks of the Illecillewaet, who nre keeping .1 watch-
1.1 ■ ye on Nature u* she concentrates her energies, under the guiding hand of
man, to the supply of comfort and pleasure to the members of  ibis ci 111-
munity,   The difficulties against whioh these men hnve to contend in winter
.re great and ice troubles nre unavoidable.Jstill^we feel sure that at this
estivi season, when the city  is wrapped in the Spirit of Christmas, where
ight and comfort are bo essential, that those  in charge will appreciate any
ight   I BeaBonable cheer at this timo.    The  illustrations  show the Illecillewaet Canyon through which the river forces its wny to join the Columbia,
lii.   lllt-cilli iv iet Lus its source in tho Great Glaoier.   Considerable difficulty
is experienced in the winter in the continuing runniug of the plant owing to
slush and anchor ice in the Hume und wheel case which frequently causes
,■ mpleti shutting down till the trouble is remedied, hence the installing ol
the auxiliary gas producer plaut which will ens..re continuous operation of
tl    gi:.erating dynamos.
Xmas Joy
l-:- ia no better time to become
like ii little child und get ready for the
Kingdom of Cod on earth and Heaven
than this beautilul Christmai  time.
II vi shall iv..- il., it :   Yield to our
impulses.    Let uur hearts rather
than our heads have sway.   The little
,   I  rill be full of  Christmas  joy,
■ igi - in anticipation ot the happiness
i;. sl :■ I 11 him planning for tho greal
-  : my the oldest ol us he if he
will,   Far more than the child's real-
. .:; ■    :' Christmas  .. y  should ho
I- 1 •: on earth, good will to men is
thi  child's  natural  attitude toward
v. ith man it is tbe victory over
■■   -   11 -- self, nterest, uncharitable-
ni■■   tid envyingi,   Tbat   ne strive
1. 1 ..".. 11 i ■ ek to cherish
t iwards men shuuld
hi    -    I   ind in j.-y   tin
I'l.c   ohild'i
ea't is (ull    i  , ■.,.  reaching out
:  . nd  its f.  111  - irele    It's  warm
-   reih li m G 1 and  lull of
;■ ndi::.- --    and   sympathy.
encircles with love all who come into
kindly touch with it.
A little child shnll lead them.' And
at the Christmas time let the child's
Christmas joy be ours. Let pence,
good will and love within our hearts
create the overflowing joy iln.t makes
glad the world on Christmas morn,
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"Robert," said .1 teacher in one ol
tin1 public schools t.. her brightest
pupil, "give ...c.... example,.( the use
ol the woul damper in .. sentence,"
Robert thought :i moment, then de-
lin-itil  himsell  of    the    Iol
"Teacher is damper-ticular about our
A Spokane school girl was re.] 1 red
to write on . ssay 1 I 250 1. nils a
] au  automobile,    she submitti
: .   n ing     "My   uncle    I ought  an
automobile.   II. waB ri. : in the
country  when   it   busted going
1 e   hill.    I   gu. -* this is a
word,     Tl -     ther 201   ire 1 liat my
11   e   lid ■> is « ilkii 1
■■   i  vn, but the)  an   nol Bl    r pub-
It was Christmas Eve, und the void
bleak winds that sweep tl.e northern
parts of Canada, were tearing through
a small clump of pines, mi the northern shore of Moose River, in Algona
District. Beneath these pines is 11
homely cluster ol shanties, used I y it
parly of lumbermen,
If you, young readers, could quietly
have opened the dour of the shanty
(tlie door opened towards tho north),
you w..tild huve seen sitting ill a
cornerol the large room, a tall, well-
built young niun with 11 light moustache and large muscular arms, Tins
young mnn I will introduce to you us
Jack Clino.
Other sturdy mon, but much in-
(|. i..r in appearance it. the one 1 have
lirst mentioned, were there Old John
Blunt and Bill Oaten were sitting on
the log l.y the Ure, while Israel Moll
.vis lounging in bis hammock, They
were all more or Ies* glum on account
,,| a qili.l'.cl with Israel Mutt ami a
few other lumbermen (rum the other
■Well boys,'ni.d Jack, 'I w'sh Davy
h.nl ....I left ns. 11 ho ever reaches
the Hudson Bay post he will spend
1 ii.. money on whisky which he in-
lended to send to bis wife mid f mil)'
down in Ontario to buy their Cluist-
ina8 dinner with, ond 1 think it's uur
duty to try nnd catch him h 'o'ohe
.eiichcs his desiiniitiiui. Y...I know
ne hurt liis Imii a diy or twu igu und
1, for one, would 1.ot lie surpri- id il he
bud to lie in the snow until sou., body
Mfiiiit: in pick him up.'
'Oh! what rut!' exclaimed Israel
Mutt, sitii:g up. 'He left in over a
trifle and it serves him right ii he is
Buffering a little.'
Joe Blunt and Bill Osteu gave a
grunt ol assent and then lelt Jnc'i to
ponder over what had been said. In a
lew minutes all
lour rolled themselves in their
bliinkets und were
soon sound asleep.
Christmas morning broke clear
and cold. The
frost un the trees
and the snow oil
g r 0 u n d 111 a d e
every thing appear peaceful und
1111 n quil. Jack
Cline was Bland
ing .it the door of
bis sliuuty, buckling on his snow-
shoes, in geuer.il
preparing for a
lung trip- The
other three men
were sloop in g
soundly. Joe was
lining liis share ol
the snoring to
I erfection.
'Hello!' cried
-; ringing up
alter a I'.nol lusty
sn..re. 'Whi 6
earth are you -ll
t... anyway.'
I am - ing
lind   Davy,    re-
I   11 k sharp-
'And     -
*    5 to g
■ ■
ier jus
tlio s de of lus  Inlion  com.aile, hnt
D.ivy bnd fainted dead away.
Jack cui -..me boughs off 11 young
Sfippling iinil lashed them together to
lorm a rude sleigh on wl i -li he plac. d
bis limp patient. Alter a weary huul
through thc deep snow, lw arrivtd at
the post'ivliere D-.vy w.ib put in erne
ul .1 doctor.
Then Jack decided to take 11 look
nround, About four in the afternoon
be vviiBciillid to the bedside of Davy.
'Jack,'Davy proceeded, feebly, 'you
wi.l lind Aires dollars in my pocket.
Go nnd buy the largest turkey at the
post and bring it to n.e.'
Jack returned in half an hour with
ii iiiunstiuiis turkey which be gave to
1 Please Inii g me a  pencil  and a
piece ..I piper, Jack,' s.iitl Dave, .luck
gave them to him nnd ho wrote:
To my deal' wile und ehilJren :
' I Imve signed thc temperance
pledge and ymi will receive two-thlrda
ol my wages every week. 1 hope you
will enjoy the Christmai turkey whicli
I am sending you wi'h this, nnd I
wish ynu a Merry Christinas and a
Happy New Year.
'David Lakco.v.'
A. lew week, afterward., Dave Lir-
1 con returned to ll.o oamp, nfter he
had recovered frum the ill effects ol
I his trip to the post, nnd nobody ever
I kept a pledge better than Ihvy did
his. If it wis vv irtl. .lick's while to
si.vo D ivy's liii1, why i*. was worth
Davy's while to make suincthiig out
n( it    And s 1 D.ivy did
A Country Editor's Diary
Monday; Tom Aikins stopped liis
piper ufter paying up. Slid our collector actually dunned hini.
Called on Mr. B, to get change ol ad.
Suid lie hadn't time and tlie old ad.
was good enough—he changed it last
Honourable Richard McBride Celebrates his Thirty-Seventh
A  Natural  Observation  Tower  Two   Thousand   Feet High
Near Revelstoke,
A  I l.l 1     I'i Hi 11.
Considerable intoreit haa been evinced this ynur in the Deutschman
.,,-,,. ,- Ron I'eak snd a large number ol tourists havo signed tho "Cabin
Rogislci at tin Caves, Tin picture -hows "Look Out Point," 0110ol tho
scenic wondori ol tbe Hermit Range ul the Selkirks.
ins wei
'Dave  .'
ray wea
.ii.-.!   I
is he lell headlong
hnt when he an
-     - il-      -■!
hut l.i, (n >t ti   - 'I     il    ■
lho weight   til    1   len
... ,    !
very slrnpy   when   a   sou.id   readied
hi,   oar      ll   was   thc   void   ..I
fin-oi..- inging a  elf.-iv Christmas
sung.   D.ivc listened, hul not I ring
it again, bogan 10 Hunk thai it was
merely bis imagination, when Dungl
—the sharp report ..I a rillo Hunts
across lho tiloar frosty uir and In n lew
mi.1.ilea the houtl and iholllderj of
Jaifk CllllO ntn see., .'...tiling over 1.
bliill   not  twu  httudrtd  lent uwuy.
I ir! McBri le er ol Britiih Columbia, was burn in New West-
He c mpleted his education at Dalhousie University,
graduated with the degree ol I.L. B.   Upon
began the praotiee ol law.    His first politi-
,.  , ight i.   1800, when   he  contested  tl.e Federal seat, lor New
• - :    iti       i •..,.-.--. later lie was elected ti the provin-
ected in 1900 and again in 1908,   His ministerial
can ■    li itt 1     n nes a position he resign-
. .    1 ihe next two m . - he ial  in opposition and
he Hou*     In 1903 Vf 1  MoBride was called upon
; succeeded        Ing and since then he bus
heen pren '        bis
Iran rcuimiifil us   again   aliout   mat
1 ull*.
Culled on Mr. Yardstick, Mr. Water-
bury and Bill Stuff lor od. changes.
They "will send d'm right up"—Copy
hook is duply.
Miss Simpson called for the spring
poetry that was "crowded out" lust
week. SI... s.ya the Wagton World
will be glad to publish it,
Thursday; Mr. Rubberneck came up
and wns real mad because we printed
the pedigree oi his wonderlul two
year old wrong The great-great
giiindeirc, Fleetwood,  bail  u mark of
2 22\. not 2 22}, as we hnd it. Wc
aught not to make such " awful
We  must  not  forget  to puff Mr.
Hump.    He spoke of it tuday,    Wi
w.iie it at mice.     H'e   must  always
suy a kind vvor! [ur thusc mi tlie rug
M,.I road of lile.
Spent the forenoon in hunting new.
iiinn. IVrsoiiiils pin..)', News
plenty, but bard tn verily. We are
hull 11 duy lain,
Mr. B. has deei !-. I In change his ad
and broughl io ll.e .'„|>y. Mr. Yardstick .'iiiiiii 11* in unit nsked ub tu get
him up " 11 g nd ml" this week.
Wittei'l.ury telle ... bi* ud iB ot hit
store iinil .viiuts it i 1 this week sure
Worked till II o'clock on Into .ids
Sawed onough plate matter to finish
the forms. Plate mutter ij u fine
Friday: Forms on prrss. Sniffkins
Wiiiils 11 slniil bcnl inserted. Delated
20 minutes as Dr. Sluimps Gulden Discovery uus nut nexl lo pure read in
mutter as per contract. Just caught
the morning mail- Hunker came up
und said lie must send droit hack uu-
ho "ircd il nut paid today.
The man whu ruin  the  opposition
j .1. office came   up   nnd  borrowed
stationery to do some work fur young
Hump, the new restaurant man.
Went out collecting and got  $1.75,
borrowed $j and
|.a'd draft,
Saturday: Read
exchanges ill the
morning. Found
several of our original squihhs
uncredited. Send
out statements.
Postage ifl.S.8.
Stood the foreman off for his
week's wugcs.gave
the devil an order
on Yardstick.
Sunday: Stayed
at home all day
Rend exchanges
and played with
the baby.
A Good Fit
A well known
jo.iniiilisht w 1. 0
u*ed to run s
newspaper i 11 a
country town tells
how the heavy
advertiser of the
place once entered tl.e editorial
office, and, witi.
anger and disgust
depicted in every
line of his [ace,
"That's a line
break you people
huve made in my
ad. this week!"
" What is the
trouble?" a a ked
the editor, in a
tune calculated to
niulli'y the indignant une.
"Read it and
sit, commanded
tho  advertiser,
thrusting a top)'
ol tlio paper in
tlie editor's laeo.
The latter read
' II you want to
have, a fit, near
II auk's shoes"
Held-Will Advertise the Dislrict.
A meeting of the Revelstoke Turl Assooiation wits held yesterday alter-
noun in the Cowan Block to discuss tl.e advisability ut reorganising and to
change the mime ul the Association to that ol the Itevcli-ioke Agricultural
Association. Tlie meeting was n large and enthusiastic nne, th se present
agreeing that the time had come when such an organisation was necessary in
tlie cily and district. A review was mado ot tlie work done in past years hy
the Turl Association, who have now in practical shape a lirst cIufs race track
and large grounds which are in every way suitable lor agricultural, horticultural and other exhibits. In other words Revelitoke will have an annual lair
and to make this the success it deserves Kevelstoke as .1 u hole sliould help
the Association out, Hnrsc racing, thc greatest of nil spnrte his been popular
in this cily frnm tlie beginning and the illustration will show the interest and
Reveibtoke Eaiu.y HiBTOitv—IIohse Racing on Fisont Street.
enthusiasm which always attended such events. Usees werc held on Front
Sheet in tho early days and wore always pupular. At the present time we
have a line truck ami 11 credit to the cily. A big lull ft,ir and rare ineeli g is
practically assured lor Revelstoke next year. Tbe meeting yesterday unanimously endorsed the three readings ol the resolution lo organise the Tin I
Association into an Agricultural Association, und alter lhc necessary advertising this will be done, It is up to thc people to support the inoiemeut,
since the combination is 1. goud idea. The races will furnish the amusement
for the crowds thnt will be present and the Iruit and agricultural display will
tell the people what a wonderlul country we hnvo in West Koiilenay. From
now un let all get in and boost the Fair. It will bc n big thing for ihis part
uf the country,
Clergyman Runs an "Ad." for
Eternal Lile
The Rev. A, S. Phelps, pastor ol the
M. E. Church, Plainville, Wisconsin,
is nothing il nut up-to-date. He runs
a startling advertisement in the lucal
papers calling attention in display
type to the go ds lie handles. It reads
as follows:
Eternal Life Assurance Soeiely,
Homo Office, Heavenly Cily. New
Jerusalem. President, tlie Lord Jesus.
Capital, God's Everlasting Love. The
firm assures you peace and joy here,
and in the next world a lile ol everlasting blessedness. No certificates ol
health noce6eary.—A. S rhelps, Representative.
1 il
, , t her 1  1    il      ek     We
led ton      I iei f -
He 1 if-':.'
I . -   1 ,■
It wus announood by one ul the
ministers In a neighboring town a lew
weeks ago, lays the Calgary Herald,
that lie would preach on tin. subject
ol "Holland Who Will be Ther..."
Belore Sunday came around he reoelvod
etc letters from threo lawyers, tw. ir
ind wants s oll»nt'i l'*v"  ",w"  (*,Ih'"i|j'  »nd  ""
time eon ei
Mi  - br. ugbt In a basket
II I   .or     fM- ,|   respected
I editor, threatening to ue hi n loi
slander il ho mentioned any mum s in
the discourse
■,-,    1 he bankci my* he has a
,  I       paper hoiiacr,
f!i".'.    Must gn imi 11 'I e illeol
M  \ stopped his paper and paid ui
-tl mu ,.'<•.....it,,—Says   be   lake,   The
World, published In the next town,
and can't alTord bis home  pa pel —
Kind ho owe- The World Inr lour
years— The World bus 1. big rirn.la-
Wednesday Mr. Instep Wauls 11 shoe
uil,    We agree on the price ami will
A traveling man roeelved tho following tologram Iro... his wile: "Twins
arrived lo night,   More by mail''
lie .vent at one., lo the ncaroii
office inul sent thn lollowing reply
"I le■ ve for homo in night. II m..r.
cotni!  l.y   mail, send   lo  ilp.nl-l.-lti r
—      *     —
ftovolstoke Cigars  Union Made  Our
Spool.il, The Union, and Maroa Vuelta
aro ahaad ol all others.
—     , ^ ,   	
Nothing -Mtttrttwi our "Ipsfllal.,
An Advertisement,
Bill Nye, the humorist, once had a
cow to sell, the btory goes, and advertised her as follows: "Owing to my
ill health 1 will sell it my residence
in township li), range 18, according to
the government survey, one plush
raspberry cow uged eight years. She
iB tf undoubted courage nnd gives
milk frequently. To a man who does
not fe tr death in any form she would
bc a greet boon. She is very much
attached to her present home with a
stay chain, but she will be sold to any
one who will tret her right. She is a
one-fourth Shorthorn and three-
fourths hyena. 1 will also throw in a
double barrel shotgun, which goes
with her. In May she usually goes
away lor a week or two a' d returns
with a tnll, red calf with wabbly lege.
Her mime is Rose. 1 would rather
sell her to a non-resident."
Of nil the beautiful thoughts ol
Christmas time lound in books, perhaps, none can compare with the
lollowing Irom Shakespeare's Hamlet:
"Some eay that ever 'gainst that sea-
eon cornea
Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated,
The bird ol dawning sitigetli all night
And then, they Bay, no spirit dares
stir abroad;
No fairy takes or witch hath power to
So hallowed and so gracious ia tl.e
The Honest Grip
'Tis the honest grip
Ol comradeship
Makes a fellow take heart again;
It's the word ol cheer
From the Iriond sincere
Makes him fed life's nut in vain.
When the way is dark
And the luckless barque
Is drifting from safety's strand,
Why, God bless the men
And the women who then
Hold to us tl.e helping hind!
When you're out ol luck
And you're out ot pluck
And Ihe fight doesn't seem worth while,
What will give you heart
To do your part?
Why, a handcliisp and a smile!
So when all is blnck
And we've lost the track
In a world we can't understand,
Then, God bless tho Iriend
Who is there to lend
A smile and a helping hand,
Great Possibilities in Fruit Growing for Residents of Revel*
stoke District
Apple Tiieks in Blossom.
Fruit growing has received considerable attention of late in ihls diatrict
.mil the people un tlie bind arc beginning to realize what a rich asset they
havo in tl.e rich sol tlnit ii to lie lound throughout this section ol the Koote-
.ia)'*,. Fruit growing lms been demonstrated by the exhll.it ot the Revehtoke
fruit Growers' Association in the Labor Day parade last September, and thii
ilout attracted considerable attention, receiving a special prize. Oil all aides
four cily lie rich tracts of bind suitable fur fruit cultivation, which when
cleared and planled will make the linest orchards in the province. Farming
iB now being extensively carried on In Revelitoke snd a drive round the dislrict will show what the future ol this profitable industry will be tl properly
attended to. ur    int nuAmN UAivit
The Scotch Game of Curling Ably Depicted-Formation of
lhe Royal Caledonian Curling Club Amusing Description of an " End "-Remarkable Sociability of this King
of Winter Sports.
King FroBt has strengthened his
grip on the land, during the p.iBt week
and very soon the winter epurtl will
be in lull swing and ardent skaters
Slid enthusiastic curlers alike cun indulge in their lavorile pastimes.
Curling has many devotees in Revelstoke and this season promises to be
tlie most successful ol any. For tilt'
benelit ol the "aoop 'er up" fraternity
as well as the uninitiated we glv,
beluw un interesting description of the
"roariu' game," by "Moid..," ol the
Muhou (Ym kahire, Eng)' Bell " :—
lt is rarely that we enjoy ,u ull-
fashioned winter like the prili'ill.
Por many years past slush, ram „rd
storm have been the accompaniment.)
of Christmas, and the ardent sk.uir
and the enthusiastic curler Inv: ,'ki
been denied the opportunity .1 indulging their favorite pastime!, lliil
season, however, King Host, appca 3
to be. making amends tor 'he ,i.i.-t,
and now lor three weeks the Min,in-
ments of thc ice have heen in fill
swing. What cares llie cur r, oi
what cares the skater that the hunts-
man has been compelled to I1.111.J up
his horn, that the courser must k.-ip
his dogs in the kennel, or the votaiy
of football find all his wintjr :i-
rangements jumbled up?    Tlu/, in
able to throw any light upon the disputed point as to what country can
claim its origin. 1 will merely remark that the Dutch, Germans, and
the Scotch have all in turn been credited with .1 knowledge of it. It is
certain, however, that in Scotland it
has been practised for nearly 300
years, and it is equally cerlain that
wherever the game is now engaged
in it has been imported by Scotchmen. It is supposed first to have
been played with small stones, driven ab.ng ll.e iec with finger and
thumb, in the manner the game of
"summer ice" is now played. Subsc-
qucntly an improvement was effected by enlarging the stone and fixing
a wooden handle to it, but it was not
until the beginning of the present
century that attention was given lo
the preparation of stones specially for
the sport. Formerly these werc taken Iron, the bed of the river, and with
but little manipulation but what was
required to fix the handle, adapted
to the rude notions entertained by
our forefathers. About this time,
however a great improvement was
effected; the boulders found were
hammered round, and a polished bottom put to them, which facilitated
their progress; and the advantage of
such dressing having been felt, con-
liiiued improvements took place, until now the manufacture of stone
circle. Seven yards from the lee fit
each end a line is drawn across the
rink, which is called the Hog Score,
and all stones played must clear this
mark under penalty of being removed
from the ice. The player, in addition
10 a pair of stones, is provided with a
broom or long brush, with which to
polish the ice should any stone played by his side require it. The broom
besom, a few years ago was universal,
and still it may bc said to be the genuine implement of a curler; but over
a wide district it has given way to
the brush, which is both cleaner, handier, and more effective.   To enable
shot like the last, and if you dump il
up tvva feet ihey 11 be a pair of grand
anes. Man, yer coming bonny! Just
keep him clean, lads. That, 1100, nae
mair. Lord! it's the very thing, there's
guard and winner; that will fash
theni to take out!"
Skip' No, 2: "Tain, we'll no fash
trying to take it uut yet. Keep you
gae close, and if you rub the guard,
or lie at my brush we'll find a way to
get at it. There, noo, that's gae well
played—that shot will work yet."
Skip N'o 1 directs each player in
turn in similar language to defend
the shot that has  been so skilfully
the player to follow the stone with ! placed, while the efforts of No. 2 skip
perfect freedom on the ice, a pair of j are exerted to open a way to it.   At
ordinary circumstances,   have   their' become a handicraft, which is carried
full share of open weather for the   to a high degree of   perfection   in
prosecution of their various spo.'ts,
and disagreeable though it be to
break in upon the well planned arrangements lor com inning them, hc
would be a churl lhat would find
fault with the lover of the "roaring
game," or with thc enthusiastic sKat-
er rejoicing that at last his turn has
come, and hc can, to llis heart's content, indulge in the cxlulirating exercise he loves so well. There are lew
who cannot appreciate the delightful
sensation that is produced by a glorious spin on the well potisned sieci,
with the acconipamme.it ot friends
whirling and tuning abuut in the
full enjoyment ot a happiness that is
apparent in each beaming countenance. Tlie great charm ot skating,
apart from its liealtiilul influence, is
its sociality, its freedom trom conventional restraint, and the delightful facilities it atlords the "brave anu
the fair" for flirtation and genuine
love making. In this respect it will
take thc highest honors, and deserves
the first place among the many recreations.
However keenly the skilful skater
may enjoy his spurt, 1 doubt if anyone who has participated in
A Curling Bonspiel
between two neighboring parishes,
where skill and enthusiasm werc
nearly matched, couid be lound to au
nut that there is anytiiing in spun
that can compare with ine corneal
cn.husiasm, the skilful manipulation,
the combination ut slrengtn and science, with just sufficient ul chance to
lend a charm to the uncertainty that
is experienced 111 a well-fought game
oi curling. The loch un such a day
presents a scene that is dillicult tu
describe. The rmks are ranged iu
urder; the directors ur skips are at
the tee-heads; the players not throwing the stone are standing ready with
broom 111 hand, and live moment 11
is delivered they watch it witn intense
eagerness; and 11 it is likely tu tan
short of the mark the warning voice
uf the skip is heard. Instantly nicy
tackle it, and thrashing tlie ice witn
their brooms iu .runt u. .., tuey clean
away every speck or spot that could
possibly impede its progress, the skip
all lhc time urging llieni ill annual
frantic terms tu "soup Her up," until
he has succeeded in gelling tue stone
as near as possible tu the spot wanted. So intent is every one upon lus
own game that he knows notnuig 01
how his neighbor's progresses, bul
works with an earnestness that is
worthy ot all praise tu put the highest possible score tu his own side, as
thc game goes on and the excitement
rises, coals are cast aside, and 111
shirt sleeves many ot the more zealous players, sweating with their exertions, bid defiance to tl.e nipping
cold in ther eager anxiety to secure
a victory, Nor can skaters and onlookers resist the influence of the
enthusiasm of which they are witnesses, and generally towards thc close
ui the game, if the contest has been
at all close, yuu will find thc scattered company gradually draw together
to witness tlie concluding efforts that
are to decide the hard iought field.
Such being the character ot the game,
it is somewhat surprising that it remained so long confined to Scotland,
lt is certainly a game that (englishmen would enjoy were it better
known amongst them; but it is only
in recent years that it has been seen
south of the Tweed. If 1 am correctly informed, almost the first man to
introduce it to England was Mr.
1'Anson (of Bling Bonny and Blair
Athol fame), who, when he settled
at Malton, took a few pairs of stones
will, him, and, as occasion offered,
indulged in thc practice of the game
with some of his stud grooms who
had seen it in Scotland. Since then
a regular club has been started there,
and I was glad to notice from last
week's "Bell" that the veteran, Mr.
1'Anson, was still able to take his
part, and carry out his broom as a
victorious skip. From Malton the
game has radiated, and there arc now
clubs in many of the leading Yorkshire and Lancashire towns. Still, it
is comparatively unknown lo the vast
majority of Englishmen, and as there
wili bc abundance of room in "Bell"
Ibis week, I purpose giving a very
short sketch of its history and characteristics.   I do not pretend tu be
many places in Scotland.
Until the formation of the
Royal Caledonian Curling Club
iu i8j8, there was no general code of
laws regulating the game, nor was
there any limit as to size and shape
of stones used in it. Indeed, in many
districts the game for sonic time after this continued to be played with
seven players a side in each rink, the
players having only one stone each,
the size of which was regulated by
the strength of the player. This
manifestly gave the stronger man an
immense advantage,'lor while skill
will always beat strength (except
when the ice becomes so soft as to
prevent fine play), the skill may be
as much on the side of the strong
player as on that oi the weak. To
equalize the chances in some degree,
the Royal Curling Club have fixed tht
miximum weight of the stone at 50
pounds, and the minimum at 30
pounds, while the diameter must not
exceed 12 inches. Instead of seven
players a side, each playing one stone,
a far greater interest was given to the
game by limiting the players to four
on one side, and giving each a pair
of stones to play. There is a great
variety of
Stones in Use,
those most esteemed being, as near
as possible, non-poious, and little
subject to be affected by dampness.
Those most extensively used in the
West of Scotland are called Bur-
nocks, and consist of three qualities,
the medium-sized spotted kind being
the best. A beautiful stone comes
from Ailsa Craig, and, although i'
lacks density, it wears well, anu ,s
much esteemed by many players. In
Lanarkshire the Crawfordjohn stone
is deservedly popular, and when they
can be got free from drys there is
none better. I have played with a
pair of these for sixteen years, and
they are now as good as ever. The
beautiful Aberdeen granite has teen
called into use, and in tlie manufacture of these a special polish has been
used that, combined with the character of the stone itself, renders them
invaluable for wet ice; indeed they
appear to swim through it, hut they
arc not so well adapted for hard, tinkling ice, being too easily moved, and
requiring an extra fine twist to play
them. A green marble comes from
Crief, which is very dense, but, like
the Aberdeen stone, it is not so good
for a fine day. In addition to these,
every district produces a whim ur
granite that has been tried, but none
ol them have the widespread popularity of these I have mentioned.
Stones are usually now made with a
double bottom, having a steel pin
ihrough thc centre, on which, by the
aid of a screw the handle is fixed.
The use of the double bottom is to
give the player the choice oi a broad
or narrow surface, the broad being
taken on a day when the ice is keen,
and the narrow when there is danger of snow, water or any oilier impediment. My experience, however,
is decidedly averse to changing bottoms, a 4 1-2 inch, with the centre
just the very least concave, so as to
prevent it running on the whole surface, being a bottom useful in all
states of the ice, and not so apt to
cause the player to lose confidence
if, having started with his broad bottom, hc finds a change in the weather
taxes his strength in putting the
stones up. If the broad bottom be
taken, and the player is in the habit
of twisting (of which more hereafter), the stone makes far too great
a curve iu its progress to the tee,
and is, moveover, very liable to catch
any dirt, hairs, or broom that may
be lying unseen on the ice. A few
years ago, in the club to which I belong, most extensive experiments
were carried on with a view not only
to find the best kind of stone, but
also the style and size of bottom for
it, the result being in favor of the
Burnocks, with a bottom such as I
have described.
Having noticed the stones, I will
next proceed to describe
The Rink,
which, according to Royal Caledonian Rules, is 42 yards long, 38 (rom
lee to tec, and tlie board, trigger, or
back from which the stone is delivered, (our yards behind. The hacks
are formed by a series of concentric
boots made from any woollen
stuff—the stronger the better—is a
great improvement on a custom still
very prevalent, of playing with ordinary boots, the steel sparrow-bills
or taekets in these scratching the ice
and keeping it much dirtier than
when the Ieet are covered. Thus
equipped, the player is ready to take
llis part in the game, and when I
have explained thc mode of delivery,
we will proceed to play an end.
It is manifest that to   propel   the
stone with the necessary velocity
Some Firmer Footing
must be obtained than ever woollen
boots can give, and this is secured in
variety of ways. In Lanarkshire
and many other places the fashion
still prevails of cutting a notch or
hack in the ice, in which the player
places the toe of his right foot, and
with thc other plauted (irmly in front
of him, obtains the necessary power
of propulsion. The system is open
to the suggestion that on weak ice
ynu almost inevitably bring up the
water. Another way is to have a
triangular piece of iron, called a trigger, which is fixed in the ice, and affords a good footing for the right
foot, on whicli the strain mainly
comes. In Dumfricshire many of
lhe players use what is called cram-
pets, being a shod of leather and iron,
with spikes which they draw on to
cither foot, but this cuts up the ice
very much, and looks a barbarous invention. To my mind the best footing is obtained by a using a strip of
iron, about three feet and a half in
length and eight inches broad, with
two small prongs before and behind,
and with a clump of wood at thc
hack, against which the ball of thc
right foot rests. The bnard is roughened by perforating it with small
holes, which prevents ice forming ..11
it, and gives a firm and sure footing.
Being made of sheet iron it rests
close to the ice, and so removes the
objection that many players felt to
wooden boards when they were first
Thc game usually consists of a fixed number of
Ends or Shots,
twenty-one ends heing the ordinary
length of private games and parish
bonspiels in the West of Scotland.
This length of game occupies on a
fine day a little over four hours, but
if the ice is not keen less time will
bc required, as the stone delivered
with greater force comes more quickly to a stop than when it goes creeping along cautiously on hard ice. We
shall suppose that the frost has prevailed for a week, and that the home
games, in which all clubs engage as
.1 preliminary for their foreign contests, have been gone through, the
challenge has been sent forth to a
neighboring parish, accepted, and the
players, numbering, say, eighty on a
side, are marshalled at the loch, ready
for the struggle. If we examine their
ranks, we shall at a glance see what
a thoroughly social game curling is.
Our opponents are headed by the
F.arl, whose acres stretch over several counties, and whose name has
'ong heen a power in the counsels of
his country. He is supported by the
parish minster, the doctor, and the
lawyer, while farmers, merchants,
tradesmen and laborers make up the
manly following. There is no distinction recognized in thc game, and the
opponents are drawn by ballot; the
Earl may find a foeman worthy of
llis steel in some "Wabster Chid,"
whose spare form and pinched appearance indicate his ardent love of
the sport has to be indulged at the
expense of a comparatively empty
The game having fairly started, a
stranger approaching the brow of the
hill that overlooks the loch would
pause in
In Wonder and Amazement
at the scene which greets his eye and
ear. Strong excitement is observable
on every side. At one spot he sees
brooms and besoms flourished aloft,
while mingled shouts of victory and
defiance might well make him fancy a
band of lunatics have escaped from
the neighboring asylum. Approaching nearer, hc threads his way among
the rinks, and if he is wise he will bc
careful that no stone tbat may have
missed its mark sweeps down upon
him and brings him to grief. Safely
settled at the rink side, where a
friend, mayhap, is playing, and where
hc will be welcomed with a thimbleful of real mountain dew that will
warm the cackles of his heart, and
enable him to withstand thc cold,
which, however severe, is never felt
by the curler, he will be in a position
to listen to the vocabulary of the
game, and will be certain to hear
something like the following. Here
wc may say that the very broadest
Doric is generally used in giving directions, but as this article is meant
to bc read by Englishmen we will
modernize it sufficiently to render it
perfectly intelligible.
Skip No. 1: "Now, John, give us
1 cautious lead, no further than the
front ring, mind. There he comes!
watch him, lads, give him the broom!
Well done, there, let him lie, lie's just
.it thc very spot.   Well played sir!"
Skip No, 2: "Never mind that one,
Tatu, draw you to my broom, and
we'll help you into the ring. What's
hc like (from the sweepers). He's
gae well scored, but I doubt he's
strong. Ohl Tarn, yer too far, man;
ength the skips, who arc selected (or
their skill in the game, as well as
their superior play, are left, to try
conclusions, ihe nurd players in the
meantime taking charge of tlie tee
head. The shoi so toughly contested
is lying now dangerously open, and ii
not guarded, Skip No. 2, whose deadly aim at a "bullet shot' is rarely
known to fail, will get a glorious
chance; but loud and triumphant are
the shouts of No. i's players as the
stone gradually creeps forward and
comes to rest, covering the first a
good three yards behind. Skip No.
2 is directed to try "guard and winner"—a strung shut that, by driving
the guard straight up, uugiit cannon
on ll.c winner, nud so carry boln uut
ul tne ring, tp con.es tue siuue careering iike .Humid, and ,.s 11 crusn-
es. uu the u,ipuueiits guard, aim
drives 11 among tue stones that lie 111
and arounu ll.e ring,' iur a moment
the rcat.il seems duiiDtfui, lun tiie instant it is seen that the eii'ccl has
been only to displace a few oi these
without affecting tlie position ol the
winner, the exultation is luud on the
side of No, i, whose skip with his
iinal shot again protects the winner.
Nothing now remains but to try sume
other more skilful shot, it may be an
outwick or an invvick, which is secured by striking the outside of a
stone at the precise angle that will
drive it in the face of the winner; or
tlie player with his own stone may
richocliet off the inside, and so obtain
thc result, lt is a difficult shot to
play, and as Skip No. 2 is directed to
try it a breathless silence falls upon
the players. Tor a moment the skip
looks steadily at the stone to bc rubbed, then measuring accurately the
borrow required, as well as the exact
velocity to be given, hc swings it
gracefully behind him, and delivers
it straight from the hand. To the excited beholders it would seem at first
that it had fled the mark, and a shortlived shout of delight comes from the
players of No. 1 rink; but instantly
it is found that the twist, for which
allowance had been made, is gradually bringing it to the very spot, and as
it neatly catches the edge of the stone
and glides straight into the face of
the winner, sending it without the
circle, and resting itself first, there is
loud cangratulation on thc dexterity
of the player.
Each End
is a repetition oi scenes like the
above, but, of course, wilh ever
varying shots and luck. In no game
1 know, bowls excepted, perhaps,
does the element of chance so largely prevail; a head may bc played
wretchedly on one side, and skill of
the very highest order be shown on
the other, and yet, when the last
stone is delivered, thrown perhaps a
yard off the mark, a fluke will occur,
and a feeling ol disgust overspread
the players as they lind themselves
robbed of a well earned triu.upn, by
what could never have entered thc
imagination as a probable chance. 1
have promised to say something ol
and 1 may as well introduce the subject here. It is very rare to linu a
player deliver Ins stone 111 such a way
as to send it straight to the mark,
which, given perlectly fair ice, it
ivould do if it were prevented irom
turning. As the player delivers his
stone lie imperceptibly inclines the
handle inwardly or outwardly—if inwardly, then the stone gyrates on its
centre from lelt to right, and if the
bottom is small on which it runs, and
the ice keen, a very moderate twist
will make it fall to thc right, perhaps
a couple or more feet. Of course if
outwardly the opposite effect is produced, and it is considered of prune
importance that a skip should be able
to cither twist, as by that means he
will often be enabled to reach a stone
that otherwise would be safe from a
straight shot. With young players it
is dangerous to allow theni to experiment in twisting, as they are almost
certain if they get oil the natural, to
give lar too much power to the handle, and thereby the stone loses force
and direction, and they arc apt to lose
their heads and hands afterwards, ft
is only after a man has gained considerable experience, and lias full confidence in his own resources, that hc
should try the twist, which in curling
is very similar to the appllcaton of
the screw by a skilful player in the
game of billiards.
The Social Character
of the game. The happy mixing and
mingling of all classes of the community is productive uf the very best
results. Nutliiug goes further to reconcile the inequalities of the social
scale than to.sec those who arc at
the top of thc ladder taking a lively
nnl intelligible interest iii the national sports and pastimes of the people.
The late Earl of Eglinton, of Flying
Dutchman and Tournament lame, was
foremost in llis hearty encouragement of all such sports; in fact, he
may be said to have created the game
ol Bowls by the great effort* he put
'orth to popularize it,, while nothing
in the wide world possibly presented
-1 greater attraction to him than tn
head the players of Kilwinning in
their bonspiels against neighboring
parishes. His Lordship was a vciy
skilful player himself, and associated
with him were Hugh Conn, auctioneer; John Napier, studgroom, and
Robert Brown of Lilcston. John
played the lead with  a  pair  ol 50
a pair ol 42 pound, lliey were all
puwei'tu. men, us well as guud piay-
u's luugii Conn was .he linest piuy-
t! 1 ever saw,), and thus equipped,
.ucy scarcely ever knew delcai. 1
jtice saw Ihcin sadly puzzled, however, and although victory ultimately
tested with tlieiii, it was only by a
.lariovv majority. The day was one
it the finest imaginable (or the sport;
the air was sharp, the snow crisp,
and the ice polished like a mirror,
lluy hud Iheir heaviest metal with
them, and as luck would have it, in
draw they fell against a rink ol pigmies whose weightiest stone little
execded 341b. Nothing could bc more
entertaining than to watch the chagrin, mixed wiih amusement, uf his
Lordship and his players as their
great stones drove their opponents
irom the ring, hut scarcely feeling
the touch fuliuvved, and by dint of
clever sweeping, were in turn carried clear of it themselves, lt was a
tame played under circumstances
such as 1 never saw before or since.
Un another occasion I was playing in
lhe rink next his lordship, when he
directed Conn to break up a head
which had funned badly against him;
and raising his brawny arm, Hugh,
with all the skill and strcguth that
lie possessed delivered his stone with
unerring aim, and, coming witii something like lhe velocity of a cannon
hall, it not only broke up the lead
but scut the stone it struck lirst intu
a thousand pieces, to the intense
amusement of his lordship and the
spectators, Not so however, lelt
the poor weaver to whom the sUne
had belonged, as he sadly gazed on
ihe destruction that had been
wrought; but his sorrowing was soon
turned to rejoicing when his lordship
ordered a pair of his own, with coronet carved upon them, to he brought
irom the house, gracefully presented
theni to him, and so made the happiest man on the ice.
1 have noticed the game iu its
healthful and social aspects, 1 would
now say a word on the
it draws forth. When Scotland was
a much poorer country than it is now
there was less real poverty and destitution than at present prevails. In
those not very remote days the game
was indulged in by a wider circle
than is 10 be found engaging in it
now, and the contests werc frequently
lor a "beef and greens dinner," and
the game being played over again
with many additions, at the festive
board. Times have changed greatly,
however, and instead of spending the
money in guzzling and gorging the
cry is "remember the poor." 1 cannot recall ever having heard of a
match played for money to be divided
among Ihe players, and in this respect the reproach of gambling cannot bc brought against thc game of
curling; but many parish bonspiels
and private matches arc played for
the benefit of the poor, and in my
own parish this very season over
£40 has been raised and distributed among the necessitous in coals,
meal and groceries. One day last
week I saw a rink consisting of seven
ciders of the Kirk of Scotland and
the assistant minister, playing a
match for a load of meal, while on thc
day after the curlers from a distant
parish, headed by their minister, met
a home club in friendly contest on the
same ice, although in this instance
only a district medal, value 7s 6d,
presented by the Royal Caledonian
Club, was the reward of the victorsl
Curling Contests,
the one that excites most interest is
tlie Great National, annually arranged under the auspices of the Royal
tlub, between thc North and Soutn
ol Scotland. When played on the
south side, Castleseniple Loch 111
Renfrewshire is the place selected
and the division of the country is a
line drawn nortli and south of the
Uyde. This loch is remarkable for
its safety, and the beauty of its surroundings, and no finer sight can be
imagined than to sec its glassy surface covered by many thousands of
spectators while over too rinks of enthusiastic curlers engage in the game.
When the north, in turn, is the scene
of contest, it takes place at Grccu-
louning, between Stirling and Perth,
on a series of flushes rented by the
Caledonian Club, and thus perfect
safety—au important element where
so many people are drawn together
—is secured. The line iu this case is
shifted to the Forth, and it is generally found that whatever district is
visited by the club, from that side
there is sure to be a preponderance
of rinks. Unfortunately for some
years past the frost was not strong
enough to permit of bringing off this
game, but this year the committee
had their arrangements early completed, and on Friday, the 13th, the
great event came ofl at Lochwinnoch.
So far as the state ot the ice was concerned nothing better could have
been desired; but alasl a fog settled
on the loch, and narrowed the span of
vision to a score or two of yards on
either side, so that visitors had to
grope their way about without, in
many instances, even seeing their
friends, while at no moment from
start to finish did the fog lift sufficiently to give a full view of the
Little now remains for mc to say,
Since I began this article the weather
favorable for the prosecution of the
gainc has departed, but the spell wc
enjoyed of it has left so many pleasant recollections on my mind that I
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HKAD OFFICR: Caloaky, Ai.iikkta.
Who eiale and Rotail Moat Merchants
'orkP.ciirs .tut Diibr   la Li.s 8tock.  Market, In all tho prinrlpal Cities nnd
I "...vil, at llliorla, Itritisli ....iuiiii.il. finiltlk1 V'ul(..ii.   Packora of the l.'elol.rf.te.t Brand
}ertor        " II t... in 1 Bacon, nnd "Shamrock" Brand Leal l.ard a
North Vancouver Water Front
"(Vill prove a desirable Held for, investment.
Values of this property will he determined by the shipping, railroad and
general development of Western
We have secured for quick sale a
few choice projierties and will glidly
furnish full particulars. Call or write.
McKenzie Avenue.
Fidelity. We Two, Annie K-, Spokane, Nipis-
alng and Bosun Mineral Claim, iltuate in
thn Trout Lake Mining Division of Vint
Kootcn.jr District.
When locat»d-At head ol Horsefly Creok.
Tako notico that I. Llm Once Westfall, administratrix of tho BaUte ol John Westlejr
Wottnll, deceased, Kreo Miners . ertlfieate,
No B 8886*9, Inlend, silly daj. fronl dnte hereof I
to apply to the Mining llecorder (or certifliates
of In.proven.enu, for the purpose of obtaining
- Crown Granu of the abovo claim*
And further tako notice that action, under
section 37, must  be commenced bofore tbe
Issuance or such Ccrlidcuto of Itnprovemenur
Doled this 21»t dsy of October, A.D, 1901.
Canadian Pacific
Atlantic Steamship
Si. Join SAIllllW LiveH
, an. 4 Lake Champlain
an. 10 Empress Britain
an. 24      Corsican      Jan. 10
Lake Erie    , an. 15
eh. 7 Empress Ireland Jan. 24
First-Glass, $55 and up
Second-Class, $40 and up
Third-class, 27.50 and op
Cheap rates to Atlantic Seaboard
points in connection with steamship tickets
Passengers booked to Norway,
Sweden, Antwerp, Hamburg nrifl
all other continental ports.
Havatstoke Land District.
District of West Kuotenay.
Take notice that 1, John Kenneth McLean, of
Rovelstoke, ti. 0 , lumberman, intend to apply ,
fora special licenre to cut timbor from the i
■followingdescribed lands:
Commencing at a post planted adjoining'
timber limited HU, and marked "J. Kenneth,
McLean's imrt. • ast corner," situate about
two miles up Half-way Creak ou. the
wost side of Arrow Lake, iheuce west 80
chains, theyce to-i h W chains, thence east 80 .
chains, thence nor.li 80 chains to poiut of corn*
meneement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated Dec. 10th, 1907.
satdoc 14     JOHN KENNETH McLEAN.    |
For further infqnu^ttoii apply to
T.W. Bradshaw,   E.J.
Agent, A.G.P.A.
Ilevelstoke.        Vancouver,
Rerelstoke Land District,
District of West Kooteuay.
Take notice tbat 1, J. Sauuderson, miner, 6(1
days after date iuteud to Hpply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands nud Works for permission to purchase tl.e following described
('ommenciug at a post planted 20 ehains west
oftiliud Bay aud marked "J. Sauuilersun's
niirJi-eust corner post," theuce south 80 chains
thewe west 80 chuius, thwice uorth 80 chaius
theuce east 80 chains to point of commeucemeut, containing tiio acres more or less.
Dated Oct. 26th, 1907.
per W. A. Smythe Agent.
Uiau Facile By,
GOING DATES-Deceniber 21 to
25th inclusive,
January 3,1908
Final Return Limit
Notice lo Contractors
Tender, for tha erection and romp atlnn of a
tl.-.e IS) cell Lock-up, will ba reclrml at the
(.(Ilea of the Ooren.men. Agent a. Revelitoke,
up to ind Including Ibo Slit day ol December,
Plan,, (poetfloatlona and Form, of Contraot
may be aeon at .be CfnVe of tbe undersi.ti.e.1 on
nnd alt.r tha llth day of December, 1907.
Oprernmant Agent
I have choice
upland prajrie hay
and Timothy, also
outs, wheat and
feed to offer ii| car
load lots.
Delivered prices
{riven on request.
-oity cierK  fenders His Res-
•    iijnation
Tne regular ...feting ..I the City
Council tvss held last night wilh
Mayor Brown sod Aids Howson,
Woodbind, Abrahams.... and Sawyer,
Minutes of last meeting were read
and adopted.
From chief of police reporting or.
tho lire in Mrs. Sprugue's house on
Third street, stating that a defective
tlue was the cause of the outbreak.
Fioin Premier McBride staling thut
he will give the matter nl the adjustment of police court fiiiPB under the
criminal code his immediate attentio.,
Fnnn R. M. Coulter, deputy postmaster-general stating that he would
attond ut unci, to the mutter ot letter
boxes in the city.   Filed,
Frum H, Fl .yd tendering his resignation as eity clerk.
Mayor lirutvn said that he was sorry
to see him leave and naked him to
remain until the new council could
appoint a new mm Advertisements
will be inserted in various papers for
a eity clerk to commence Jan, 20ih
Tbe resignation was accepted.
From 0. J. Aman, returning officer,
reporting on the carriage ol tbe
by-laws,     Filed.
From T. Kilpatrick stating that
M. Busteed will not approve of tbe
change of power line direction as
requested by the Council.   Filed.
From T.W. Bradshaw endclosing an
agreement whereby the city was to
give tbe C.P.R. the right to use the
overflow from the city tanks in exchange for their permission for the
city to tako its pipe line under the
track,   Refused.
From E. Picard complaining that
the city had used hia poles Ior their
wires, and stating that since he paid
money into the city treasury he was
entitledtoconsideiati.nl. He stated
perchance that he would take action
unless the wires were removed,
Mayor Brown said that Pieard hud
been using city poles und nuw this
hud been stopped, The letter wag
From No. 1 Fire Hall asking fur
$25 to complete tlie repairs now goiug
on,  Tbe money was granted,
From J. Laugbtou requesting that
the city sliould give him a flat rate
Ior bis electric sign, pointing out that
the city .eeeived benelit from it,
The counoil resolved to allow tbe
following rates lor electrio signs, 8c
lor 4 c.p., 15c. Ior 8 c.p., 25c. for 16
o, p., and 40c. for 30 c. p. per month
Tbe Jail and' Overdraft By-laws
having received the consent of tbe
pejple, was reconsidered and finally
passed .by the unanimous consent of
tbe council.
Tenders were then opened for the
contract for the erection of a city jail.
O. VV. Abrahamson, W. King A Son,
and D. McCarthy, beiug tbe only
tenderers. That of Mi, Abrahamson
being accepted subject to the arrangement with the bunk for the supply nf
funds to complete the work. The ten
der ol Mr. Abrahamson was for $3,5jO
including cement foundation, the
work to be finished by the end of
The matter of expropriating the
lots on Campbell avenue on which tbe
gaol ie to be erected, was discussed
and referred to the city solicitor for
advice and arrange the best proceeding to acquire the same.
The accounts were then passed and
tbe meeting termina ed.
New Year
GOING DATES - Dec. 28th to
January 1st. inclusive.
January 3,1908
Final Return Limit.
Fare & One-Third Roinid Trip
TERRITORY—Tn any pnint that
can be   reached   uml   return
journey completed within tl'3
JJfah-ve limits.
Mayor and Aldermen Explain
lhe Overdraft
A public meeting was inld in the
Opera House on Thursduy night,
called by the Mayor and Ci*y Cutincil
for the piirpo-c of discu-sing the
by-laws Ior raising money l.y deben.
tures for a city jail and to pay off the
Molson's Bunk overdraft. Although
tlie meeting was called for 8- p. in.,
proceedings did not bommeneo till 9
p.m. and then the meet ing was very
limited in numbers present. Mayor
Brown took the chair, the aldermen
being on the platform as well. The
mayor stated iu u plain and concise
manner the history of the overdraft,
pointing out thut it Inul been incurred
by heavy expenditure in municipal
improvements, school gr.lit and otbe
purposes. He agreed lhat the city
financing was on the wrung basis and
urged tbat street improvements be
carried out by issuing debentures over
a tern, of year. He reviewed the situ-
a iun regarding the jail aud explained
why the city had taken no definite
steps to build one of their own, saying
tbat it bad been agreed tbat the present arrangement with the Government
should exist until the Government
hud a jail of tbeir own. He urged
endorsement of the by-law, stating
that the bauk should have some assurance Irom the people for the money
loaned. Aldermen llowson and Abru-
han.Bon spoke for a lew minutes
urging that il people had compluhits
to muke iigainst the Council, this was
the time to make them in public.
No further busi. ess was discussed and
the meeting terminated.
Double House on Third Street
Has,Close Call.
An nlarm of lire waB turned in to
No, 2 Fire Hull (rom No. 5 box shortly
after 8 o'clock yesterday morning, to
which the brigade promptly responded
On arriving at the Bceneof the blaze
which vviis in tho double house ocou
pied by J.l'ettipiece and R.A. Moscrop
on Third Street Esst, volumes ol
smoke and flame wore found to bo
pouring from the rool, eaves aud win-
duivs ol the upper storey. The hose
was suon brought to heir and after
effecting an entrance frmn the roof o'
the attic, a good supply of water was
directed onto thc centre of the lire.
Thn firemen experienced cnnsideral.l.
difficulty in gaining access to ihe flue
iilie.e tlie blaze originated but succeeded in ifxtiiigiiisl.il,g tl.e (lames
belore they spread over tue building
We learn that the stnve hud been
only lighted a few minutes belor the
outbreak, but the pipe being overheated and with a possibly, loul and
and defective Hue ibe woodwork
round the chimney beeame ignited as
tbe most damage was done round the
chimney. The prompt action of tbe
brigade in getting at the seat of tbe
blaze saved the building. The damage was confined to tbe partitions between tbe bouses and the roof, wall,
and wood in the vicinity of the brick
flues, although the copious stream of
water muy increase it,
Negligence Rarely Seen—Great
There Is no finer body of men anywhere iiinn tho men who nr.'... cbnrge
of our railway trains says Ihe Winnipeg Telegram. From the president of
the road to the brakemen on a freight
they are nil picked men. The unlit
aro soon weeded out.
These men curry a tremendous load
of responsibility for tbe lives of their
fellowini.il, responsibility which tbey
are olton compelled to exercise under
emergency conditions. Their own
lives are likely to be In danger at any
moment an.l the trainmen develops
wlm! is perhaps the lines, lype of
diameter, namely, to be reckless "I
himself but carelul ol others, in ll.e
discharge uf duty.
Trail, service bus produced us ninny
heroes ub the sea. II this heroism hut
not b.cu equally celebrated, it is merely because poetlo appreciation, which
is the soul of literature, hns been
asleep for three-quarters of a century.
Thero will l.e a good deal ol sympathy felt for the protest made by the
truinn.cn at Brandon ..gainst what
they claim is persecution in the case
ol accidents. Criminal negligence
and criminal carelessness are raie
offences among them. When discovered they should be severely dealt
with, but surely only after, not before
There has been a tendency visible to
hold the men in charge of a train
responsible for an accident, simply
because they were in charge at the
time it occurred. It is a cruel, wrong
and unjust tendency. Accidents
should be investigated relatively to ull
the causes whicli may have contributed to them. They are so investigated, but what the trainmen object
to is uny presumption, ugninst which
they have tu clear themselves, thnt
they have be.'u guilty uf causing the
accident through having beeu iu
charge of the train, Then, ate count-
loss enlists of accidents over whicli
the inc.. iu charge of tlie train huve
uo control. Negligence on their par
is a rare and exceptional cau-e. Tlie
trainmen have grounds (or their complaint, and their grievance is one for
an eulightened and sympathetic public opinion to remedy.
Put Beads, Animal., h.r.1.,, Flab, Mc.,
Animal  Ml,:, .M.-iniU-d.
P il h..x.'.i.
Sliul.ii:  run., r <.f t'in»t St. an.l Bnvls We.
It. V.I   ,..tH      I.     C
In sums of
$1,000 and $2,000
on Freehold seourity, interest
at 10 per cent.
McKenzie Avenue, Revelstoke.
Restaurs.)' and Furnished Rooms
Meals from 25c. Up.
Second Street, ■ East End
Meals at all Hours
Everything Up-tp-Date
Stewart McDonald, • Mgr
White Help Only
First-Class Clover and Tim-
oiliy Hay to sale. Also al
kinds of Garden Produce.
FitoN'T Street,    Rkvelstokb
Place your orders for your
lliirnesN..-llund-iii.il,. Hoots
and Fancy leather Goods, . .
Jail By-law Majority of Two
Over Draft By-law by Five,
Little interest wai evinced yesterday
in the fate tbe two by laws, whicli
were before tbe ratepayers for endorse-
ment or rejection. Voting wae alow
and showed that few citizens really
felt keen interest in this movement
although cousiderubl.: comment lms
been going round the cily of late,
questioning the advisability ol tbe
by laws being passed. At 7 p.m. the
ballot was closed and after a double
count tbe following result was shown.
By law Ior the raising of money by
debentures lor the erection ol a oity
jail :—
For the By-law      78
Against tlie By law 48
Spoiled Billots 2
A three-fifth's vote is required (or a
result, and tailing three-tilths of 120,
it shows 7fi, giving a margin ol two in
lavor of the by-law.
By.law for the raising ot money by
debentures in order to psy off* the
Overdraft ol $17,500 in the Molsons
For the By-law      82
AgaiiiBt the By-Id* 45
Spoiled Ballots        1
A three tilths vote is required, and
'.iliitig iliree li His nl 111, the result is
77, being a ma gin ol live lur tne by-
l.w      0 .1 Ai nun ii as the returning
T'.e neiilt is satis'ac'o.y ns Ibo
que tions are ol considerable importance to oivic improvement!.
Grip and Password.
The following officers for Crystal
Temple, No. 3, were elecied on Wednesday night for the ensuing semiannual term:—
Past Chief—Mrs. H. A. Brown.
M.E.C.—Mrs R. Gordon.
E.S.—Mrs. P. Henderson.
E. J.—Mrs. H, Cunningham Morris.
M. o(T.—Mrs. F. Somes.
M. ollt A 0.—MrB E Bennet.
M.olF-Mi- It Cook.
P. ol T.—Mrs E Burridge,
G. of 0 1 —Mr- J. A. Agnew.
Installation ol officers will be held
jointly in public with lhc ICights of
Pythias on Wednesday, January 8th,
to be followed by a baiiquut.
Dramatic Incident at a Conflagration,
Yesterday's fire recalls an amusing
yet authentic inoident oi a (ire in a
large city ol western Canada. >A Mr.
Johnson had a most intelligent retriever. One night Johnson's house
...tight lire, All was instant confusion. Old Johnson and his wife (lew
Ior the children and bundled out with
them pretty Bharp. Alas I one of them
hud been left behind but up jumped
the dog, rushed into tho house and
Boon returned with the missing child.
Everyone was saved; but the dog
dashed through the flames again. But
what for no one knew. Presently the
noble boast reappeared, scorched and
burnt, with—what do you think ?
''Give it up," suid a listener, "With
tlie lire insurance policy wrapped up
in a dump towel," said the insurance
man who waa telling the story.
Cheerful Locomotives
It is a remarkable truth, and might
be profitable iu helping ub to mate
fair allowance for the dilTerent-e be
tween the temperaments of different
men—that every locomotive engine
running on a railway has a dis.i'-ot
individuality and character of its own
It is perfec ly well known to experienced, practical engineers that if
a dozen different locomotive engines
were made at the same time, of the
same power, for the same purpose, of
like materials, in tlie same factory,
each of those ,locomotive engines
would come out with its own peculiar
whims and ways, only ascertained by
One engine will take a great meal
ol coal and water atoncc; another will
not hear of such a thing, but will insist on being coaxed by.spadefuls and
hiicki-tfnls. One is disposed to start
off, when required, at the top of his
speed; another must have a little time
to warm to his work, and to get well
into it,
These peculiarities are bo accurately
mastered l.y skilful drivers that only
particular men can persuade particular engines to do their best. It
wuuld seem as if sume of these "excellent monsters" declared, on being
brought out of the shed, " If it's
Smith who is to drive me, I won't go.
Kit's my friend Stokes, I am agreeable to anything I"
All locomotive engines are low-
spirited in damp and foggy weather,
They have a great satisfaction in their
wurk when the air iB crisp and frosty.
At such a time they are very cheerful
and brisk: but they strongly object to
lif.zi. aud Scotch mists, These are
points of character on which I hoy are
all united, lt is in their peculiarities
and varieties of character that they
are most remarkable..
Open Day and
Special attention given lo
Supper Parties A banquets
i.ieale, 250.      Meal Tlokets, 15.50
Manufactured for all classes of buildin-js
for sale iti larffe or small quantities
at the lowest priced for cosh.
AU kinds of building and plastering
Place Your Orders
For first-class "domestic Coal,
The famous Gait, Lethbridge.
Dry Fir Wood, 12 75 Per Rick.
Chicken F- ed, wheat aud barley.
Hay, Oats and Home Made Chop
Revelstoke Steam Laundry.
J. C. HUTCHISON, - Prop.
Phone—73. M JUttv.ie Avenue
andSecond St eet.
All Kinds of Light and H lavy
Hauling Undertaken
Youthful Realism,
The iiiiiny railway acoldents which
nre iiii(orlun:.t.-ly becoming a feature
of modern hu riled lile, offer piotures-
que entertainment tothe child- mind
"Mn,"«.id n little boy, witii more
brevity thun request, "Ma, wdl you let
me take baby out in the perambulator?"
"Certainly, dear,1' said liis mother.
"I nin only too pleased lo find you are
so kii.il und attentive to your little
"Oh, yeB, ma," said the little boy,
tempering his enthusiasm witii a protruded examination of objects necessitating nve. ted glances. "You see,
ma dear, Joey Smith an.l Willie
Brown u.d me were going 10 play at a
.-rrible rai way ucei.lent      The   pei-
ambulator is p. bc the train, aud
b.ily's to be a pn«-en or aho is
pil| he nut.... hi- head, i d hi's o
b>-saved Irom l.eI g mn -ver bj an
o>bor trail, just Ih line '
Two hours lat.r ths. it- le I ov wa.
..-leised Iro... .he n.g11 nursery dnl)
chastened, lei it be hoped, by parental
Dea     in Wood, Co.il and Feed.
Phone 71. House Phone 7
J.1 I'p.st.i.s over ti, H. Brock's
residence, Fourth Street, by Mnw 0.
»    day,  bv
ANTED- .Men .....I Wo...en io
learn barber trade, iviigi-s earn-
I while learning, catalogue free,
Write MolerBaiber (.'..liege,806Curtail St., Vanmuver, 11, C.
Dressmaking l.v the
a  competent Dress-
ke. I..-'in the E.st.   Applv to P. 0.
Box OH. sat dec 7
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I Ai'l'INII.
Ill- Im lt-.il,
Appl)     to
p ....)•
11-AN I l-i)     D..--.Ms|,ii.g.   skirts
\\    pi fer.oil, hy Miss Jones,cor-
r f M, K....!ii •
• h.i.I Fifth St.
IITANTED—Expe.l. need A. mt-
,, ho. iIomi... ei. her pei ma.ie.it
piiaitt. i. or iio.k i.y the day postins up
-lecuiints.—Address, Accountant, P.O.
Box 1)14, x.vas Presents
Our Range ol Furs were never s.
:i- now, Prices ranging from
575, Whnt would be nicer lhnn
$1.50 to
ii Pl.t1 for
in.; and Plain Cloi
.   Prices from .SU i
• In Sty
i.-. jusl f
le, 1
ti iv.
..    Vo
.1 by
trictly up-lo
ilm $20,   Ni
.v. -iiii
Fancy Evening, Ordinary wen.■ and Every-Day
Waist, Prices 60c. It. $15. White Silk Waists
selling al $1.75,
Handkerchiefs, Hells. Neckwear,
I...nl'-. Umbrellas, Ten Gowns, Die
.-is. Eiderdnvvn Comforters,
sing Jack
Besl Tiiilor-Miule
Garments   selling
Regular  Prices,
s,-e onr AU-W....I
Suits ni $11),
In the very I esl Tweeds and Serges,
Belling Good Tweed Pants from $1.1
.i pail. A lino nl extra special s
ranging from 12 to 18.
We ure
lo $0,50
ies, waist
,1 Fancy Vests
ichn til..vos, lin
... (Ih.ie, Fnne)
islory, CollurB.
Fancy Braces,  Xmas Ties,
il und n..li I, English Dog
Svveuteis, silk hiitidkei'chfs,
rs, Black Silk Mufflers
HATS, for
lll.l S..|*| lli.ls.
Millinery Selling at Big Reduction
Our Prices Are the Lowest.
Money Will Be Refunded If Not As Represented
MA A A, i'l*! A, A. .'t'i A, A. At A.
■■V *p tp tp f&tHtpfpiptprp
$ Presents
Vp hav.
ty I f..M
fi will jtif.1 mention wn
thousands of beautiful
s and Booklets, Mountain
i i ie.to- .ml lighl small things
9 for sending Ion/ distances,
ty    We will tell v.... ubout the
T other goods later.
ty Canada Drug & Book Co.
ty Limited, ty
fa       Revelstoke, B.C.        A
Local and General.
The schools broke up lor the Xmas
holidays yesterday.
The usual Sunday meetings at the
Y. M. 0. A. will not beheld tomorrow.
Revs. T. Vi. Hull and J. R. Robertson visited the lumber cainp on the
south truck last evening.
Lives ol great men all remind us,
We can niiike our lives sublime,
By avoi iii.g many footprints
That are in tlie eunds of Time.
R. H Trueman is now iu the city
and will be personally in charge of the
Revelstoke studio for the bulnuee of
A McRae, of Revelstoke. mnde a
successful hunting trip to Monaahee
la-t week, he Hnd his companion
securing five deer.—Vernon News.
Hon J. I, Tarte, ex-minister ol
public works (or the Dominion, died
on Wednesday. Tlie late minister
has hud a long and strenuous political
Curling was indulged in last night
at the rink by a large number of <n
thusiasts. The ice is in line condition
and the management will take every
cure that it remains so.
H. I'l yd, city clerk, lms sent in bis
resignation to the city council, which
bai been accepted. The council nre
advertising lor a successor to Mr.
it ii reported G.T.P, engineers are
now working (ur a direct route be-
tween tbe Yellowhead Pass and the
.-I instead ol going nortli by way 11
Hazelton aud the Skeena River
Al! ths lumber companies doing
i-u.-ii.- •- ;:. i : ». .r; . In-v- .;.- idi..': I..
cut wages Ior work in tlie woods this
winter. Last year the pay was from
•-';'. :■:-' per moutb. This season it
will be from $18 to *.28,
Two Indians are at present locked
up in tin- provincial gaol in delault i i
afineof$100 and costs imposed by
Justice oi the Peace Bruhn, ol Main-
kwa, I : .1 ting game out ol senson.
Kamloops Sentinel.
For Christinas from Hobson
A Hell's Hnkery is sure to bo
the centre of attraction, not
only because il looks good,
bul because il will taste as
good as il looks. And so il
is with all onr pies, pastry
and t'lii-istniiis goodies—delicious and wholesome. Send
in your Christinas orders
early to Insure fulfilment.
.ti  M
dinner you find lots of good
things .... oul' shelves to make
merry willi for the holiday season. We will have homemade
mince ment for your pies, llie
finest quality plum pudding,
hiiiiie lundt', new Leghorn Cit-
I'un, fancy Hallow! Dates, Cocoa
Nuts, Macaroons, Pine Apples,
highest grade Table Butter,
Queen (Hives, and everything in
Staple Goods,
HOVSOfl  (&   'BELL
Accident;   MONEY TO LOAN
K INC All)
bF 11,
.>*  A \ in: us on
S T S T R i* I*'. T
Mr. iinil Mrs N. T. Edwards and
(aii;..y I..ve lell fir an extended visit
to Ubert Lea, Minn.
A. Hillier, ol the Mail-Herald
staff, leaves to-morrow to spend Xmas
wil n his relatives in Snohomish,Wash.
Len Howson has returned Irom the
Okanagan College, Summerland, tn
spend ('I'rstiiius in Revelitoke, He
-peaks enthusiastically ol the college
regime and teachers,
Catholic—Rev. Father R, Peooul
O.M.I., pastor, Sei vices every Sunday
it the following hours: 8 a.m. Ooin-
iniinion Muss; 10:110 a.m. High Mass
find Sermon; 2 p.m. Baptisms; 2:30
p.m. Sunday Sohool; 7:30p.m. Rosary]
Instruction und Benediction.
METHODI8T—ROV T.W. Hall, pastor.
Services un Sunday us follows: class
meeting al 10:110 um. Public service
at 11 a. m. Sunday sohool and Bible
clnss nt 2 80. Evening service ut 7:30
Christmas services, both in addresses
und song will be given throughout the
day. Epwt rlh League ol C E. nn
Mnn.liiV sl 8 p.m. Union service ol
ilie Moth dial, Presbyterian and Baptist congregations will l.e hold in the
Methodist church on Christina, morn
ing ut 11 o'clock. The sermon will lie
preached by Rev. J. It. Robertson, II.
I).   All are cordially invited to attend.
St Andrew's Presbyterian—Rev.
W. O.Calder, pastor, Sunday, Dec. 22.
Services 11 a.m., 7:30 p.m , Sunday
School ivnd Pastor's Bible Class, 2.30
p.m. Morning, "Duly vs. Sentiment
Evening ''The Deserted Christ." Young
People's meeting Monday utJSp. rn.
Prayer meeting Wednesday 8 p, in
Choir practice and touchers' meeting
Friday 8 p.m.
Knox I'rkshyterian—J. R, Robert
son, 13. D,, minister. Regular services
at 11 a. m, and 7:30 p. in. Morning
subject, "Tho Pathway of Success."
Evcain , "The World's Peace." Anthems, "Our Father," "Bow Down
Thine Eai." Organ Voluntary, selected
Sunday school at 2:30 p. in. Union
services on Christmas Dav at 11 a.m.
in the Methodist Church.
BAPTIST—Rev, Mi. P. Freeman, B.A.
pastor. Services nte held in tho Mis-
-ion Hull, First street Preaching at
11 a.m. und 7:30 p.m Sunday school
at 2.30 p.m. Morning subject, "The
Transfiguration." In the evening he
pastor will preach on Weslern Missions, The Sunday school Christmas
tree and social will ho held Monday
evening.   Free to all.
St. Peter's Anglican—Rev, C. A.
Proounier, M.A., rector. Fourth Sunday in Advent. Following is a list of
e rvioes: 8 a.m. Holy Communion.
11 a.ni. Matins and Ante-Communion.
Evensong 7.30 p in. Sunday school
ut 2 30 p ni. On Wednesday, Christmas, there will be u celebration of the
Holy Communion at 8 a.m j Matins,
Holy Communion and Sermon at 11
a.m. The annual children's treat will
be held in Selkirk Hull on the evening
of the 30th.
Go to Bourne Bios (or skates.
Nothln? better than our "Speoial. ,.
Everything dainty at the Canada
Drug Store.
See Santa Claus at C B. Hume iv.
Co's tonight.
Money is light, but furniture is
cheap ut The Ideal,
Everything for the Xm.is dinner ut
hig sulo of dolls and toys ut C, B.
Hume .It Cu's tonight.
Patronize Home Industry. Smoke
ReveistoKe Cigars.
Fur tapestry curtains, table and
couch envoi's try Tlio Ideal.
Yuur money iB just us good as tlie
other fellow's at Thu Ideal,
Hnvo your lain ily groups while
Trueman is hero until en I :.(year.
We have thousands ol Xmas curds to
chouse (rum yet ut Canada Drug Slum.
Cut llowers .'or Xmas decoration for
sale, lo uirive fresh ou Monday ut U,
B. II u me A Co's.
Fancy cups and Bauoi ra We always
keep tlie newest design.- —l'lie Canada
Drug Sture,
R. II. Trueman pii'sunitlly in charge
ul Biudio until 31st December. Only
visit until Feb. 15th.
Revelitoke Cigars—Union Made Our
Speoial, The Union, and Maroa Vuelta
are ahead of all others.
Children all write a letter to Santa
Claus, pust box just outside the big
front door at C, B. Hume A Co's.
Come in and look uver uur Christ-
muB Block. No trouble .o show gouds.
That is what we are here for—Ideal.
Spanish grapes, pineapples, bananas,
navel oranges, Jap oranges and choice
outing apples at 0. B. Humo A Co.
Gold mounted fount.iin pens and
Gilotte's safety razors, new style, sold
at the Canada Drug Store.
Everybody uses Tom Smith's crackers (ur Xmas, a lurgo nsaurtmeut to
choose from at C, B. Hume it Co'b.
J list .opened up some very nice sets
of scissors iu leather ca-ee, pearl handled knives, safety razors, ni d plated
ware—Bourne BroB.
A good Benson for skuteB, and skates
make a good seasonable present. We
have them at all pricea—Lawrence
Hardware Co.
Oyster crackers, 2 packages for 25c.
Huntley it Palmer's assorted varieties
and Christie's mixed biscuits at C. B.
Our long expected white and gold
dinner aud tea seta have at last a/rived. Our stuck ol china and glasswaic
is complete—Bourne Bros.
II you haven't got very much to
spend on Xmas presents, you can find
a lot of nice things at reasonable
priceB to suit your purse at tlie Cana
da Drug Store.
• "^Ste£»^*S^.
T, W. I'.iU'rsun, Victor.!
Malkin. Vancouver) U.
Ceucrley, Vancouver) F.
Look in our store for
your Christmas gifts. Big
slock to pick from. Low
prices. Polite se r v i c e.
Willingness to do more
than i.s expected. Vou will
like to trade here. Purchases delivered promptly
Mail Orders Promptly
Attended to.
Chas. Anderson, proprietor ol the]   Tin   itth ■ a   -i Mr   ind  Mrs.W,
Maple Leaf Dairy, bus been furnished   Fleming who wai -
witii u neut and  convenienl   deli.   -     cei      will undi go skin grafl
sleigh, the work   being  that       M    his fs  ier   iup|    ing tbt   necesss j
Samuel MoMahou's can ige     p.        amount,
There will be no issue ol the Mail-     Theapproach leems
Herald on Chris mas Day, --.:---
day, 25th inst, the entire .-tail' going ipa
holiday-making.   There will  be i pea.
issue on Saturday,  Deo.   28th,   ai arens   The glad  I
usual, but n I scon tin
Watch   for ti.,' date of  tb. ;
masquerade iei carnival in thi   ka '
rink which will be held ind meetirj
Ice permi ting between Christ uas and  was -
New Year.    Further aun  eraents . ParmPetl pie
will be made Inter, ... ition      i
Slush ice troubles  are beginning '     Dominion
last Wednesday night,he turhiuee at I Trades, and Labor Congress,
lite   poller   bous.   bei
cil iked, in ipite 11  the   id that the
gate vulve n s  in usi       I he city was
in darkness Iroin 9 p.m, till 1 a ni.
J. II. Mitchell, Victoria) W. II.
McLennan, Vancouver; H, T.
Jones, Victoria: J, A.  Harvey,
Capital Stock $2,000,000 in 20,000 Shares $100 each
TERMS OR SUBSCRIPTION:   Ln per cent Premium
on application) balance In monthly instalments of $10 each,
TRUSTEES; -Yorkshire  Guarantee and Securities
Full particulars on application to the local brokers
M. Kknzii: Avenue, Revelstoke, B. C.
it. J
l und.        auspi. 80.
■ ing 1 .ken by B,
F Gayman    1 iwii 1 to the report nol
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     I.,.;.
The Sanlaid Dodge Company ap   will be published in our nexl  iisui
peared in tbe " Merchant   f Venice'   Saturday Deo 28th,
on Wednesday,   The piece was »fll
■ ' iged and played, though  s| .
tbe failing ol the lights.  The caste
wua a powerful one and well sustained
I In- annual 8 11 1 13 10 0 il Chriet-
:,.- tree -if..! entortainmenl ol Knox
Church will be held in the church on
Chursd iy - vening, Deo. 26th,   An in-
iblio .hoold take ipecial pre
lee  that their doors and
1     ooked   rhether the in-
ire at I me r not,   A number
-.,  oharaoters arc about and
would  stop at   nothing to .: I wh il
they want,    rhe police canm 1 watch
f in 'if.- city    every -niam
Social and Personal
make thl
ni.l in ilo
tcresting program will he given and oious character at once, slthougl:
all parents with their ohildron are in they have the town well sized up and
vited to be present Vcolle. in ill ihe public would aid the police con-
■-' taken. .iderablj if they exere is  lus preoau-
Ko.ii Company Rooky Momntaln '"'"  themselves to avoid disturbance
Rangers gavea dance in the Drill hall ,""1 annoyance,
ou Wednesday night,   hi usual, the —~   .
affair proved successful in ipite uf the
fact that ooniidcrablo inconvenience
-.11.* ca ised i-y 1!," lights gi li g oul
inul the delay ol g dting lamps! 1 he
company intend giving another dance
on December 31, New Voar's Eve,
when an opportunity will be giv..t. to
ili.. guests to dance the old year out
and tl.e Ni w Voir in,
The Dixie Jubilee Singers performed
on Thursday night In tl.e Y.M.C.A.
The .......puny consists ol eight   per
formers und their entcrtalnnuint included plantation songs, Iritertperscd
with lolOB, duels, etc., of u familiar
kind. Humor was abundant while the
effect ol the combination of voices was
very line. Mr, Orabbe's basso and Mrs.
Williams' rlnh contralto being especially good, Vulgarity was conspicuous
by its absenoe.
A Smoker
.ue oflen disappointed over tbe nurchasi
Ilevelstoke in ine Cigars they will have
their pr nl appreciated.
bc of Cigars.   If Ihey try
lh,. sulisfiiclit.il of having
ol oil
ol* 26
I i",
;i 76
.$2 2..
. 226
. 2 IHI
. I 7,1
We have the largest and beel assorted stock of Pipes,
■        tie Holders, Cigar and Cigarette Cases, Cigarette
i, Tobi
ate, between Winnipeg and Vancouve
CAtf Buy JtfNSiBLi:
, ,..  BumBtouM
Your wife or mother would appreciate a Beautiful Pattern Table Cloth and
Napkins to match. We have some
Choice Building Plot, Second Street, 50 x 100 Ieet.    -$ 560
Corner on Third Street, 125 x 100 feet. • -$1400
Double Corner, Fifth Street, 60 x 100 feot.        -     —  350
Two-Acre Blocks, suitable for Fruit, adjoining city
I'or Acre    '   •        - - $100 and $160
If you are, the question of cost is
no doubt un Important consideration,   Design next.
Only selecli if.Cut Glass intown
School Attendance.
The uttcndiiiico at thepublicsohools
for December was as follows:
fniTo THINK Of xmasUds)
Tl.,. ...litnr wll^^^^^^^^^^_
i--......U,i., ,  |,'M--.i.e.  .m-i to tin    ■
Iff. ..[.'ff-i. nn ..1   ...ir   iiMiny   jjfifrMii-    ..   I     ijb
1   -       ,r nol I. ■- nl   .'• mm.,
n f   ."'1.i.v  in   ..f.fi"i-i!     .1   ii .
Imp fnr 11   m, 110:11,J i-.-i-rv iif.inl in O.Wfi
wn would innii. appreciate, any report or notion
of gonial ilinl, 1 happening In 'lie oity.
Mrs. ii. F. Curtis will not receive on
Thursday, Deoember 2(lthJ
W. F, Ogilvie, ol the Leland Hotel,
Nakusp, was in the city yesterday.
J. A. Kirk h.ft on Thursday night
lor Crazy Creek on a business trip.
A. Waring Giles, manager nnd secretary of the Imperial Underwriters'
Corporation ul Vornon, ll. (!., paid a
short visit to tho city yesterday.
.1 while
itock Is new and fresh.   Larger stock than ever
"ilal llsl nl fomi- of our gooil things :
Pipes 'or Centlemon. Purlum.., New Irtish OUors. Comb* and
Brushes In Ihony Collnr and Cuff Roxoa. Manicure Boxoa,
dimes, looking Clanuoa 8t itlonory In Plain nnd Funny Boxes.
Calendars nnd Xmns Cards in Abundnnee.
Vie Pny Speoial Attention to Proscriptions.
High School
-Div. I.. 11   91.21
"It.. 19   8649
Public School-Div.I.   17   96.8(1
0     ..
_ "II.   36   9666
1.     .1
_ "III. 31   9656
11     n
- "IV. 46, 95,48
.1     11
_ " V.   44  93.71
..     .1
_ " VI. 38  116.60
..     11
_ "VII. 54   114.87
1.     0
_ "VIII.58   96.72
,1     ,.
_ "IX. 62   91.46
Totals 400 94.66 286
. —♦-♦-* ——	
Coming Events
Wednesday, Dec. 25.—Cripple Creek
Friday,  Jan. 3rd.-Annual
Weather Forecast
Saturday, Dec. 21, lor 24 hours-
Cloudy, with snow, lair. Temp., max.
40 degrees, min., 27 degrees.
Their Patrons
Up-stnirs over G. H. Brock's
residence, Fourth Street, by Mib*. C,
WANTED-Men and Women to
learn barber trade, wages earned while learning, catalogue free,
Write Moler Bai ber College, 306 Cur-
rail St., Vancouver, B, C.
WANTED- Dressmaking hy the
day, hy it co
maker from the East.
Box 014.
y tl
pply tti P. O,
sat dec 7
WANTED-Rooms lo Rent, puny
furnished.    Apply to   Rout,
WANTED - Dressmaking,   skirts
preferred, by Miss Jones, corner of MtKenaie avenue and Fifth St.


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