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Chief lumbering, railway, mining, agricultural and navigation centre between Calgary
and the Pacific ocean.
The Mail-Herald
Pub'ished twice weekly—Read
by everyone--The recognized
ad>e:Using medium lor the
city and district.
*V   21—No 94
$2.50 Per Year
Minu  yr of Public Works
, Visiting Revelstoke
Is Investigating Requirements of District Previous to
Opening of Legislature—War will Affect Finanoial
Situation-Coast Cities not Alarmed by Cerman
Squadron—Labor Situation
Hon Thomas Taylor, minister of
public works und member for RevelBtoke, arrived in the city on Saturday night from Victoria on u six
days visit to the city. This morning
he. went to Arrowhead, but is expected to return to the city this afternoon.
Mr. Taylor ia visiting his constituency, holding conferences with road
superintendents and other provincial
officials and Investigating the requirements of the district previous to
the meeting: of the legislature. Asked
as to whether he could announce his
plans with regard to work to be un- .
dertaken by the provincial government In the district next year Mr.
Taylor said that at present it was
too early to make any announcement
as he was collecting information on
which plans for the coming season
would be based. The amount of work
undertaken would depend upon finan-1
clal conditions. If the war continued
the government would be compelled
to pay a high rate of interest for anv
money it might borrow for public
works and would naturally be as
economical is circumstances war-
rant?d. If the war cloud passed fin- j
ancial conditions would become more
Mr.  Taylor said  that  he did     not '
expect thai  any very important legislation would  be brought before     the
session of the legislature which   will
meet on   January 21. It would be to
some extend a period of marking
time during thc war. The Redistribution bill might be laid before the
house for consideration but that
would depend upon whether the Redistribution committee was ready to
Optimism still reigned at thej coust,
said Mr. Taylor, but the labor question was causing some anxiety. Although some distress undoubtedly
exists conditions in Bi'itish Columbia are probably as good as or better than those in any other province
of the Dominion. In the cities the
municipalities were attending to any
cases of acute distress and throughout the province iu unorganized districts the government was providing
relief in eases of destitution.
Asked whether it was not with a
sigh of relief that th" const cltlies
beard of the destruction of the German Pacilic squadron, Mr. Taylor
said that he did not believe that
anyone in Victoria had lost as hour's
sleep on account of the German naval
Bquadron. Some newspapers, especially in Seattle, had puinted a lurid
picture of the dread that was supposed to exist, in British Columbia
const cHties but the people of Victoria had been perfectly calm and
bud not expected any misfortune.
Mr. Taylor expects to remain in
the city until Friday when he will return to the coast. He is at the Hotel
Thirty Men Employed
on Mattress Work
Protectiongfor Wharf and River Bank Seven Hundred
Loads of Brush Will be Used-Work Will Probably
Take Month to Six Weeks-Was Undertaken by
Covernment on Urgent Request of Member for
Thirty men commenced work on
Monday, under the superintendence of
William Fleming, on the mattress
work undertaken by the Dominion
government for the purpose of protecting the banks of tbe Columbia
river near the wharf from erosion.
The men are divided into three
gangs of In each and operations
commenced with the cutting of brush
and timber for the mattress work
and preparing the foundation for the
work. The absence of deep snow is
most favorable and good progress is
being made. About 700 loads of
brush will he required. Some is being cut across the Columbia and
some  across the  Illecillewaet.
The mattress work starts at the
end of tbe wharf, where the river is
making dangerous Inroads into the
bunk and will extend down stream 1000
feet. The work is expected to take
from a month to six weeks to compete.
The wor'c has been undertaken hy
thc public  works  department    of the
Absentees' Names   Given  To
Truant Officer—Storm Sashes for Selkirk School
Civic Wiseacres Expect to See
Him in Field For
Officers are Elected
by Farmers' Institute
Over Fifty Ranchers Attend Annual Meeting—Keen
Competition for Positions of President and Directors—Co-operative Project Will Not be Dropped.
Dominion government at the urgent
request of R.F. Green, M.P., who iu
company with T. Kilpatrick, president of the board of trade, A. E. Kincaid, president ol the Conservative
association, and others inspected the
scene of the prssent operutions during his vis*it to the city last sum
mer. He realized the advisability of
the work and Immediately took up
the matter with J.P. Forde, Dominion government engineer, and with
the minister of public works at Ottawa. He strongly impressed upon
the government the necessity fdr the
protection asked for and, notwithstanding the strin'*eiit financial situation and the policy of economy
which had been enforced by the government, at ieiitrth succeeded in securing a promiese that the work
should be undertaken as soon as tbe
condition of the water became favorable. Th it nromis' is now ' eiiv.- fulfilled and any immediate danger to
the wharf and adjacent banks of the
river from the current will be removed.
At the meeting ol the sehool board
last night it was decided to place
storm windows on tin* west side ot
the Belkirk school. Seventy-two applications for appointment to the
two vacant positions on the teaching
atall were received, but no selection
wus made. It was decided that the
school board should make un ofliciul
visit to the schools tomorrow, previous to the closinc of the schools
for the Christmas holidays. Those
present at the meeting were H. Manning, in the chair, Vi. A. Sturdy, T.
K. l. Tayfor and a. ICenward.
The names of eight children who
have been continuously absent Irom
school were laid before the heard and
it was decided to give the names to
the truant olllcer with instructions
to take action.
The board on the suggestion of
T.K.I. Taylor, secretary, decided to
pay the teachers' salaries before
Th" matter ol the storm sashes
was Introduced by the chairman who
said  that   there were no Storm sashes
en   the   Si',kirk   school   windows      nor
on the south    side ■■(     the Central
school. To provide all the sashes r«
quired would cost from S50O to |000.
Mr. Manning said that the school
board appropriation was not. exhausted and he advocated buying
some of the sashes needed. The sash
es  must  be  provided  event nally,      he
said, and  the     windows of the   Bel
kirk school  wore not in good     condition.
Mr. Sturdy nskod if it were not
possible to do without tbe sashes,
lie thought it would be better bo return any unexpended appropriation
to the city council rather than spend
il, unnecessarily. The city was not in
a strong financial condition and tho
people had just voted down « money
bylaw, He was not is favor of buying the sashes nt the present tune.
The SOhooll bad done without them
for live years.
Mr. Taylor remarked that the
flushes would effect a saving In fuel
but on (he other hand the cost of
putting tbem up and taking theem
down   WOUld  occur each  year.
Mr. Kenward advised buying what
Bashes the board could afford fot the
,  ,i .
,        (Continued on Pa-/e    Four.)
That W. I. Briggs will he a candidate for the mayoralty, is a prevalent
Idea among thos.. who are keeping in
touch with civic politics, but to the
Mail Herald this niorninb, Mr. Briggs
declared that although he was being
urged to become a candidate, he was
not vet prepared to make a definite
announcement    >f his intentions.
It is believed .ilso that a member
of the present city council who bas
not yet announced his intentions,
muy decide to illow himself to be
nominated as a mayoralty candidate,
W. A. Foote is definitely In the field
for mayor und J. Guy Barber a(:so
declares that he is still in the I Id
Mayor McKinnon. as announced in
Saturday's Mail Herald, has decided
tbat he will not offer himself for reflection.
The name of H. Manning, chairman
of the school board bas been mentioned as a possible aspirant to the
mayor's chair but <ast night Mr.
Manning declared that he was not
considering the question of Candida-
tare for any position on tbe city-
W.   A.   Sturdy,  at   present  a    mem-
dee of the be^t attended meetings
cf the Farmers' Institute ever beld
took place on Saturday night at
Smythe's hall, when over 50 members attended the annual meeting of
the institute and officers for the year
were elected. H. F. Hay occupied the
chair. Tin re was a keen contest for
tbe position of president. \Y\ E.
Smith, heing finally elected. The vice-
1 resident and secretary treasurer
were elected by acclamation, but
there was keen comp tition for the
1 osition of d'irectors. The officers
finally elected were as follows:
President, Vi. E.  Smith,
Vice-president,  P.  Levesque.
Secretary-treasurer, W. H. PottrulT.
Directors: A.J. McDonell, 1). I'amp-
♦ V.ell, H. McKinnon, Roy Smythe and
|C. ilra nst rom.
H. McKinnon, the auditor, made a
verbal report and his official statement will be presented at the next
meeting of the institute to be held
on the second Saturday in January.
The newly elected president, Mr.
Smith, r.'tiirneil thanks for his election and referred to the recent defeat by the ratepayers of the Market
Site bylaw and to the proposed Farmers Co-operative society. He ussur-
ed the institute that notwithstanding
the defeat of the bylaw there was
every determination to form the cooperative society, through which farmers produce could be marketed and
feed purchased.
At the conclusion of the meeting
I the directors held a meeting at which
^he co-operative project was further
1 discussed.
Names Taken From Municipal
Voters List for Non-Payment of Road Tax
Vive names were struck oil the
municipal voters list by thc court of
revision which held its final meeting
in the city hall on Monday alien ion
No changes wero made in the list oi
property owners or householders,
those struck off having been disqualified by non-payment of road tax.
Tbe court consisted of H. McKinnon, mayor, and Aids. Bell and
Smythe. Those struck off the list
were—Orner Jones, A. 1). Lnngille.
Vl. J. McDonald, A. Mclsaac, J. M,
Paterson,  Josinh Hack.
Last  week David   Oxley,    ol Eholt,
dug some radishes in  his garden.
Athletic Field at Y'M.C.A. Lent
for Skating Rink-Finances
in Good Condition
The regular ni": I       meel
board ol directors     ol  the Y-M.C.A.
was he'd las! ng in   the   I
room.   Pre-, enl
in     the chair, and   '.  11  Pgood,      C.
Somerville,     W.     M,     Lawrence, J.
^oble, W. H. Wallace,    Robert   Gordon,  W.  H.  Pratt      and   \. Th
secretary,  were  present.
Reports of the  various  committees
(Continued on Page Four)
The fiterary and   '•  a ting club   oi
the Y.M.C.A.  will      I e    .'..-
until after the     festive   season and
will be resumed     early     In the    New
Farmers' Co-operative Society
Project Still Under Consideration—Lois Inspected
i er .f tlie ji hool board will m •
ler for re election in th il po
but will be candidate for alderman In
Ward 1. H. J. McSnile. and A. Pradolini are the sitting aldermen in
.'•.nl I nnd neither is >et prepared to
announce whether be will offer himself for re-election, K. G. McRae is
also likely to be a candidate in
ward 1.
In ward J, Aids. Ct.W. Bell and W.
A. Smythe are the sitting aldermen.
Aid. Smythe is a candidate for re-
i lection but Aid. Bell is not prepared to announce his intentions. In
ward :(, Aids. Needhau. and Bourne
are the sittine aldermen and both nre
In the field for re-election.
The nualfflcutlons for  election     as
mayor    IM   that  the  candidate    shall
be a  mule  Uritish  subject not     less
thun 21  years of nge.  not disijunllfled
|for any statutory reason, a utinllfled
voter and the possess, i   of Innd      or
real property ol .the valued $1000 or
The quaUllc itlon foi alderman    is
the sumo as that   tOI   mayor  with   th.
exception that the property qualifies
tion must he of  the value ol not less
than $r>ixi instead ol I
"In spite ol the fact that the mar-
let   s,t.e   bylaw   has   been   defeated the
proposal t.i form s fanners co-operative loclety whicn will   market    the
produ I the ranchers nnd purchase
Iced and other supplies, will not be
dropped," said w. h. Pottrufl    who
With   W,  E.  Smith has b i appointed
to arrange lor a site for the company's  warehouse  and   conduct    other
preliminary negotiations.
"If the city will not buy a market
site, the ranchers will have to buy
one   Ior   it,  I suppose,"     said   Mr.
i Pottrufl. A site neur the jail which
it is possible that thc city might
lease to the co-operative society
might he (airly satisfactory in the
..pinion ol Mr. Pottrufl,     who     with
! Mr. Smith, has inspected it as well
us other sites which might he available il the ranchers decide to buy a
site for themselves. Mr. Pottrufl be-
HeveB that the proposed market site
would have heen ideal lor thc purpose and II the cooperative society
is formed one or two ol the lots may
l.e  purchased  hy  thc  Company      as   a
site for its warehouse, Other sites
under Consideration are a lot next to
the Olobe Lumber company's yard
and b hei al the rem- ol J. I).    Bib-
I aids Office.
Chance to Buy Artistic Object:-,
and Household Requisites
at Charity Sale
An anil ion sale, tea and sale of
home cooking will be bell in J.W.
Cressman   A   Co's.   BtOI.C      on     First
Btreet, formerly Williamson's tailor
shop, next  Saturday the proceeds ot
which   Will   he   devoted   to   loeal       re
lief, all the articles which wiU be
sold by auction have heen given to
the Relief society for that purpose
and include artistic brie a brae selected from the Christmas stock of the
stores  in i household   requisites    In
'daily  demand.   Many   hoiiselnfldcrs ure
sending useful gilts   which although
in good condition hnve lor one rea
| son or another become disused und
I when the Bale opens IU patrons will
have an unusual opportunity to pick
up at small cost now articles suit-
uhle for Christmas gifts nnd a variety of household utensils ot which
they may be In personal need.
The ten and sale of home cooking
will be held in the afternoon and the
auction sale will start, at 8.30 o'clock
in the evening. Delicious refreshments
will be served at thc ten nnd thc
home cooking will include temptingly
browned roast chickens ns well as
cakes, biscuits, candy and other
lighter  dainties.
The drawing for the gold Watch
which is being rallied by Miss Doris
McCarter In aid of the funds of     the
Vast Areas of Surveyed
Land Await Pre-emptor
More Land Than Settlers—Government's Railway Policy
Will Work Wonders in Next Few Years—Free Land,
Cood Markets and Transportation Facilities Demand is Increasing.
j        ( Continued on Page Four.)
"Surveyed I,.ends for Settlers,'* is
thc title of an interesting pamphlet
just issued by the department ol
lands, It holds two maps Indicating
Uhe surveyed lands along the line of
thc new rallwayi where thousands ol
pre emptlons await tl Wil
I in the new portion ol British Colum
hia there are 8,2!) !,12'   i   •    oi   But
veyed, lands awaiting the i raptor,
With respect to some ol these l tods
tbe new railways pass through them,
I nl all ol the lands, except 28,00 ■
acres in the Peace river, may he de-
scrlbed a* reasonably a< cssi ibis, ai
, will be seen by a glance at the maps.
| Along the line of the Grand Trunk
^Pacific, Irom Tete Jaune Cache to the
Pacilic   coast,   is    (ound   the   greatest
|extent, of agricultural lands     in   the
province.  These   lands  are   under    the
administration ot provincial commis-
1 sioners stationed at Fort (Ieorge,
Fort Fraser, Hazelton and Prince
Rupert, (ie.oil  lands, a very  favorable
climate, and lirst class railway
transportation coupled with a policy
of free lands for settlers, huve already commenced the work ol trans
forming this portion of the province
into' a scries of promising agricultural
settlements, with pretentious town-
sites nt each of the local centres.
liming the past two    >e.os    there
were  issued  out of    the  (our      Offletes
already mentioned   1,648 pre-emption
records,  the figures (or the year 1913
| being 1,6^0 records, und 1,963   Ior the
\. •.!• i"' I, They beci bi  Inten si ing by
comparison, i-i that
fotu  oil ces    Ior   tbe
■ ■ eed t he total number ol
records Issui • I nil thi offices In
the province f..r the year I9IIU, which
year inner year   In
de history of tl ce up t" tbat
pre eiii.1 Ion records t>ssui d
having mule - Ins  Irom   75.'.
In 1903 I • 0 records In 1909,
i it the surveyed l .■ ds . vallable to
i' ,11 I acres In the
Caaslai Land district, with -J:::i,-10-
acres in Range 5 and 200,661 acres in
•• I, Coast 'l sti ct Tbe innd
commissioners having jurisdiction
over these lands are stationed at.
Prince Rupert, at II ..U.m and at
Fort Fraser, The pre-em] tors' maps
flhow the l. cation of all these surveyed lots, and additional information can | d respecting most
of them upon application to the local or resident commissioner.
In thc Cariboo district the available surveyed lands total T89.TS2
acres, the gi eater proportion of
which   is  along  the line  of  the  Ural d
Trunk Pacific railway,   or   tributary
to the railway, the eastern half of
the railway through the province being within the contines , | the Cariboo
district. The most central office in
connection with lhe ndi itrs Ion of
these lands is tbat at Fort Qeorge,
although  certain   of  V e  lands in  the
(Continued on Page Two) "PAGE TWO.
Christmas Goods
At Greatly Reduced Prices
Dress Goods
We have a large range of All-Wool Dress Goods
Regular 75c, now 55c
Ladies' Hand Bag's
A large  assortment of the  very newest  Ladies'
Hand Bags.    This makes a Useful Gift.
Ladies' Duchess Bandolier Ties
We have just received  these Ties from Toronto.
The very newest Neckwear on the market.
Price 25c.
We are offering special inducement on all
lines of merchandise.
Our Grocery Department is replete with all Xmas Fruits,
Raisins, Peels, Figs, Dates, Grapes, Nuts. Apples, Oranges,
etc., also a splendid showing of CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
Stockings, Candies and Cigars.
If unable to purchase Diamonds for presents, come and inspect our stock of ART POTTERY, Jardinieres, Casseroles,
DINNER SETS, CUT GLASS in new patterns. Silver Deposit Ware, CARVING SETS, MLVERWARE, Pocket
Knives. SAFETY RAZORS, Shaving Supplies.
Electric Goods, Carpet Sweepers, Sporting Goods,   Skates,
SNOWSHOES, Sleighs.   All at prices that
will appeal to Buyers
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Paid in
Reserve Fund
President. V    .■-!', usident,
EDWARD HAY, Sem ml! Manager.
WILLIAM MOFFAT, Assistant General \Ianagei
Savings Bank Department
Depcsits of Si received and interest allowed from date of depos-.t
Arrowhead Branch Revelstoke Bra-ch
a.h. McCleneghan, Manager.
Best Ever in Revelstoke ORDER  EARLY
Choicest Christmas Goods
From Many Lands
Because the British Kleet has   solidly maintained thn lupremai
the seas we arc in e position to offer you t.he fe.llowlnt; hii;h qu
Is, Sultana end seeded  RaliJlns,     Currents,   Nuts   of nil  kinds,
Pi .   Lemon, Orange and   Citron     Mince Meat In   18 and 5 ft.
palls,   ils., in packages and  glass |ars,    Table     itnisins and  Figs,
i'e*'-    .-tC.
As th'esc goods ,irr nil fiesh wc guarantee satisfaction In both qua]
ind price,
Phone 41
Box 784
Commission Appointing F. S.
Barnard Successor to T,
W. Paterson .on Way
F. S. Barnard will tomorrow.! morning, in the executive chamber, legislative buildings, be formally sworn in
as lieutenant-governor ol British Columbia, succeeding the present incumbent Hon. T.W. Paterson, whose
term has expired. As is the custom,
the ceremony will be purely formal
and entirely devoid of features sug-
gesttng any considerable attendance.
One of the clerks of the privy council left Ottawa tm Wednesday bearing
with him the commission executed by
the governor-g*nernl. The oath may
be administered by this official, as 4s
occasionally the practice, or one of
the judges of the Supreme Court
bench may bc asked to olliciate in
this capacity.
Following the formal installation in
office, the hrst public function at
which the lieutenant-governor-designate will officiate will be the opening
of the legislature on January 21, and
in view of this circumstance and the
further fact that representatives of
thc army and naval forces are present in the largest numberB in the
history of the capital city, the occasion will probably be seized for a
military display of much spectacular
interest. This will be the flrst occasion, also, in the history ol British
Columbia, that the provincial legislature has bean opened with the Dominion of Canada  in a state .of war.
We have assembled just a little better assortment this year than ever before.
(lii di
That are sure to be appreciated every day of the year.
We ask Your Inspection of these High Class Goods, and we can supply a Professional Electrician toinstal them.
Prices range from $5.00 up; and all New Designs.
Vast Areas of Land
(Continued from  Page One.)
extreme west of the d'istrict are administered through the office at Fort
fraser, and certain of the lands in
the southern portion are administered  through the Quesnel  office.
In the Lillooet district there nre
518,195 acres of surveyed lands available. These are all lands which will
he served directly or indirectly, by
that part of tbe Pacific Great Eastern railway system between Bqua-
mish and Fort George. Something
' over 50 per cent, of these surveys
I were made dining the past season,
snd very encouraging reports have
been received on the prospects ol this
section of the pro,ince for dairying
and mixed farming. These lands are
all u-ider the administration of thc
land commissioner atationed at -din-
I.'!  the  Kamloops  district the   surveyed lands .it presene available   for
enl    tmount  to  7-J.61T.    These
lands are  nil  tributary to the     line
of the Canadfian I'acitic Northern rail-
wa\,   and art- situate     between     the
northern boundary of     the Dominion
Tete  Jaime Cache.
They nre all under the administration
land commissioner at     Kan.
ln   the  Peace  River    Land    district
..ide  aegi I |
lands are
it     the
time  for immediate  settlement.
of    tbe     Pear»
tbe  Pacific
E ii "
ol    the who!.
tion.  Thes.-
resenl   I
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■ '.;..     ll 11
*    *
I  '
:■■* irk     of
■ ■
■    rn nl.'
ai    Th»-
.fi river     In
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Powell river and Lund m New   Westminister llstrlct,   .\s certain     ol   the
lands were sub divided     Into    small
holdings, i here   i si      oflei ed   <
hei   in ihese issei m A   ire is 973    pie
emptloni. and with  ths b ceptlon   of
n few     ipeclally    fs orad    loi
i hei'.  were moi o pre srnpl Ions oflei log
than were settlers to take them,
Ah ii restill e.f examinations and
surveys carried on during the fall,
it. ui the Intention of thc lands    de
In this line we lead all others.   Having the best and largest stock in the Interior to choose from.
Our 8-inch Bowls at $4.00 are good values, and Sugar and Creams at
$3.50 a pair cannot be beaten.
cALL CHINA at 25 per cent. Discount until sold.
Lawrence Hardware Co., Ltd.
Electric Work
partment to open very considerable
areas of logged-off nnd reserved lands
in the spring, so that settlers will
I ave a full season to prepare for the
During the year 1911 there were upwards ol 4,HOO pre-emption records
issued from the several commissioners' offices throughout the province.
This shows a substantial gain over
the previous year. The figures have
doubled since 1910, when the total is-
BUC was 2,019, and have increased
four fold since 1907, when the total
was returned at 936.
Ta'ung 12." acres as nn average
holding under the pre-emption record,
the work accomplished by the lands
department  during     the    past  year
neans that the settlement of tbe
vacant crown lands is now proceeding   at   the   rate    of half a   million
icres per annum    under this heading
e lone.
Another outstanding feature of the
;,ast year's land administration hns
l.een the  very  marked  advance in  the
number of crown grants issued for
lands   acquired    under    pre-emption
oldtngS,    This  means  that  a      much
■   number  of   tettlers   have    im
I their lands sufficiently to take
Viable  acre-
With     the     Itnpro adltlons
Will   folio* ' " etion       ol
• i v  systems,     an
■   .    • maj   be  expert-
•   .   .1   in the '     ter ol     I md
I   markets   an I      free
1   ■ ders within     tbe
■ 'olumbla.
The Gift Season
Is here again, and it finds us well prepared to supply our customers
with a good selection of iii h and dainty Jewelry al a very moderate cost.
Our well-assorted stock is at yom- disposal  until  after  Xmas at
Specially Reduced Prices
Diamonds   Watches, Jewelry,   Cut Glass,  Silverware, Sterling and Ebony Sets, etc., are all included
We can save you money !
Jeweler    F. G. BEWS   Optician
Toys! Toys! Toys!
^VUR TOYS are moving fast and the early buyers are
*•-*      reaping the benefit of the selection.
Our price and varieties never were so good as they are
this season.
We Moved the last of Our Toy
Stock on Our Sale Counter
■   I! gel
itlC   fund.
• i  the ant.
eparl n.i ni nf
. ture  '.vili  bs held In the virin
Ity of Will- In 'lee- new
it, is   indi i itood  thai   Bi Itleh   .mt
orltles have dei I li rt  the   n me.r    of
■       notor I    ■.    li    iol   hi i f
v heavy and   thai   tbe  lighting
iu\m in which ttie  • me   are mounted
•iii be replaced, 'fti<- 11n<k. armoresd
lops, guns and transport vehicles   ol
the battel v w<t« bought  In tbe Unit
itci by Captain     Slfton   with
funds privately  ml iciihed,  the   men
I., handle the tracks and guns   were
pnllsted   and     moblllzi rt at  Ottawa,
imi when tiw batter] was completed,
II    .van   handed       over t..     the   militia
authorities al a completed unit.
A Special Discount of IS p. c.
On all Crockery, Glassware
and Toys
All Koods packed and laid aside till required.
The Busy Stores
$20 in Gold
For You!
"W7E will Give a Coupon with Every Purchase
made here between now and Xmas.   Each
extra one increases YOUR Chances to be the Lucky
Person who will be Presented with this
$20 Gold Piece
W/E Solicit a Share of Your Patronage during the
Present Holiday Season. ^rOur Stock of
Jewelry, Silverware, Etc., is the Largest and Finest
in the Interior, and we Offer Our 30 Year's Experience in This Business in Helping You to Select
Seasonable and Appropriate Gifts.
J. G. Barber
Revelstoke's Pioneer Jeweler
Word wus received from the British
war oflice on Tuesday last that Private James Williams of the Grenadier Guacds had been killed in action.
He leaves a widow, at Woodstock,
The French parliament    has     been
called to meet in extraordinary     session ut PnriB on Dec.  22.  The members    of the French cabinet are     to
j leave Bordeaux  next     week  for this
' city,   where  they  will  put themselves
j at the disposition of the finance committee of the chumber of deputies.
According to City Treasurer Fattor-
Bon, of Toronto,  the city up   to thc
i resent time this    year has accumu-
! luted a deficit of 51,500,000. The larg-
1 est of the items are the harbor   Improvements  and    special  war  appropriations,  each  Involving  over ^SO't,- j
000,     The   Toronto    municipal   loan
guarantee,    $250,1)00   are   other   big
| items in the deficit.
Charles G. D. Roberts, the well-
known author, is in England training with an English regimrmt preparatory to leaving for 1he front.
Mrs. Roberts, formerly Miss Fenetv
of Frederirton, N.B., iB residing in
Ottawa. Mr. Roberts was in England
engaged in business pertaining to
some of his writings when the war
broke out, and be joined one of the
volunteer  regiments soon  afterward.
In addition to the t!5U,CO0 bushels
of wheat already purchased by the
Canadian government for New Zealand, Sir George Foster announced
recently thut another order of 140,-
000 bushels for the same government
had been placed.
It is announced     in     St. Boniface,
Winnipeg, that Archbishop Langevin,
who is now in Texas     for the benefit
of his health,  is not improving.    On i
the contrary his grace is said to   be i
getting weaker and weaker.   Stomach
and  kidney  troubles     have  been  ag- '
gravated,  and  there is no hope  of his
ultimate recovery.
Oapt.      John     Edmund    Valentine
Isaac, of the reserve of officers of the ,'
rifle brigade, who is among the  fifty-1
eight  otlicers   receiving the  dlstingu- i
tshed service order, is a member     of
tbo Vancouver Trust corporation. His
distinction was awarded because     he
has shown conspicuous gallantry.  On
October 24th be guided a unit     to   a
critical point with great skill,   which
resulted <in checking the enemy.      He
wus wounded in the engagement.
It'8good policy to think of I be future,
It's still better policy to provide against
the misfortunes it may have in stun.
for you. The surest way ol protecting
yourself and family Is a
with a reliable company, The high
financial standing ai ■ ! long business.
career of the Kootenay Agencies
makes it absolutely trustworthy.
Your time mav be near at hand.
Don't delay,   Take out a policy now.
A. K. Kincaid, Manager.
Bring Your Watch Repairing Early.
We Are Experts
Coal mining rights of tho Dominion
ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al-
terta, the Yukon Territory, tht
North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province ot British Columbia, may be issued for a term ol
twenty-one years at an anauul rental of >l au acre. Not more than
2.5G0 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for lease must be made
by thc applicant ln person to the
Agent or Sub-Agent of the district
in which the rightB applied for are
The lease will include tho coal mining rights only, but thc lessee may
be permitted to purchase whatever
available surface rights may bc considered necessary for tho working ol
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an
In surveyed territory the land must
he described by sections, or legal
sub divisions of sections, and In in.
surveyed territory tho tract applied
for shall be staked out by tbe applicant himself.
Each application must be accompan
led by a fee of $5 which will be refunded If thc rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall bc paid on thc merchantable output of thc mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity ot
merchantable coal mined and pay the
loyalty thereon If the coal mining
rights arc not being operated, such
tcturns should be furnished at least
once a year.
For full information application
ahould he made to tho Secretary ol
tho Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to thc Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Advertising    Pays
IF      you advertise
in  the Mail-Herald
Notice is hereby given that a Court
of Revision und   Appeal, under     the
I nn'isions of     the     "Taxation Act"
and thc "Public    Schools Act"     for
the Revelstoke     Assessment District
'will  be held  as     follows-.—At  Court
House,    Revelstoke,  B.   0.,  Tuesday,
29th     day of December, 1914    at  11
o'clock in thc forenoon.     At Govcrn-
'ment Offices, Nakusp. B.C., Tuesday,
."th   day    of    January,    1915, at 2
'o'clock in thc afternoon.
Dated at Revelstoke, B. C, December 8th, 1914.
(Signed) C.  M. FIELD.
Jndj.e  of Court  Of    Re-.isi n     and
lumhia will on Thursday thc lBt day
of February, A. D. Ii)l5, at the hour
of 11 o'clock in the lorenoon at hia
office nt the Court House, Vancouver
B. C, hear the report of thc liquidator upon the claims ot creditors submitted to him pursuant to this notice and let all parties then attend.
Dated this 27th day of November,
A.D. 1914.
District Registrar
ln the nnttor of the Winding Up Act
beinc Chapter 114 of the Revised
Statutes of Canada 1906 and
amending acts.
In the matter of the Interior Publishing Company, Limited.
The creditors of the above-named
company and all others who bave
claims against tbc said company,
formerly carrying on business in the
City of Revelstoke, R. C, are on or
before the .list day of December A.D.
1914, to send by post prepaid to
Ernest 0, Rooke, Esq., ofthe City of
Revelstoke, 11. ('., the provisional
liquidator of thc said company, to
bis office, Revelstoke, B. C, their
Ohltltiao and surnames, addressee
and descriptions, the lull particulars
of their claims, and the nature and
amount of the securities, if any, held
by them, and the specific value of
such securities verified by oath, and
in default thereof they will be per-
Mnptorlly excluded (Ton the benefits
of tho said Act and Winding Up Order.
The  undersigned   District   Registrar
of the Supreme Court ,1 British   Co-
Some excitement was stirred up
among the Chinese residents this
week by the vreport that Mrs. Chin
Dow had lost a large sum of money,
says the Golden Star. It appears
that at the opening of the war this
Oriental became afraid that her
savings were rot safe in the local
bank, and withdrew the whole
amount. She placed tbe roll of bills,
nearly $500, in a trunk for safe keeping, but later transferred the money
to her bedroom, leaving only about
*I0 in the trunk. Chin Bow reported
the Iobs to Chief Sutherland and tbe
police started on a hunt for the
money. After searching thc Chinese
quarter for a whole day, tho police
were informed by Chin Bow that bis
spouse had suddenly remembered hnv-
ini.' changed the biding place of the
money, and tbat everything was all
For Xmas and Mew Year
Your Father
Your Mother
or Maybe
Your Best Girl
have perhaps not had their
photograph taken for a long
while, and may be vou would
like to havc a photoi-raph of one
or other for yourself.
Then why not send them one of
yours, and ret. one of theirs In
exchnnee. You'll get thc photo-
crnph you have been longing
for, nnd tbey will be tuvored by
yonr  thoiurlitfnlne^s.
l.i'iiditur Phntotfiiipher
It is officially announced that there
will be no athletics of any kind at
Cambridge university this year. The
principal reason for thc cancellation,
even of the minor sporting events, is
; that the men have no time to train
or practice, live afternoons a week
being occupied by work in the officers' training corps. The official notice
applies to all freshmen's sports and
the lnter-coHegiate games.
It is stated that Barnett, McQueen
Ss Co. of Fort William and Minneapolis have put in the lowest tender
for thc construction of the new Pacific terminal elevator, to be built at
Burrard inlet nt nn estimated cost ol
one million dollars. It is expected
that the contract w'ill be awarded
this firm at a cabinet council meet-
;ine to He h"ld this week. The elevator
will have a capacity of one and a
quarter million bushels.
A list of the war booty captured
by Japan at Tsing Tau, the.. German
stronghold in Ohina, lias been made
public bj army headquarters. It include 2500 rifles, UK) machine guns,
BO Held ..".ins ill needing repair, a
small amount of ammunition, $00011
in cash, 15,000 tons of coal, 40> automobiles, and provisions sufficient to
I feed "000 persons three months. All
| the ships in the harbor, it is announced, were destroyed.
Dr. Albeit Calnette, the eminent
sciantist and director of the Pasteur
Institute at Lille, who hns been acting as one of the chiefB of the medical service of thc army, has been
missing some time. It is now reported thnt be is a prisoner of war at
Munstcr, Westphalia. Dr. Calmctte is
a brother of the late editor of the
Figaro, Gaston Calmette, who was
6hot and killed by Mine. Oalllaux,
thc wife of tbe well-known French
Sixty unattached officers of the
Canadian Contingent are leaving Ior
Canada shortly tei join the second
contingent In preference to Kitchen-
it's army. Their experience at Vul
cartier and Salisbury has made them
all trained men. Bome others are
going with  Kitchener's army.      There
is greal need of officers for transport
work   especially,   and   few  are      with
i ut  work. The reversion to the eight
company formation    bas given manj
then   Old   plaees   hack.
The ninth conference of the Uritish
: Imperial council of commerce     will
roiivi'-ie   iii   Toronto   next  yonr,       tbe
dnte Mt being the week commencing
f-'ept imber   20,   Secretary   Morley      of
the I'eei.into iioani of Trade recelv-ad
word to tins effect, The circular    In
■Ubstance  alio  calls  attention  to  the,
fact Hint  the dislocation and patrial
redistribution   of  international    com
merre caused   by      the  War   will      no
doubt provide the congress with   unusual opportunities (or discussion.,
In Somerset. Bug., recently, Henry
Quurtly, a prominent .builder, wns
..mt neeii to be hanged for murder
without a trial. Despite the urging ol
Mr, .luHtiee Mien that ho plead    not
guilty, he Insisted iii pleading guilty,
Hiiyinr  that   be had  shot the  man and
had been non to do It and he  could
see no use ln nsedlesi formality,   so
the justice .issilined tb.' hl.irl. cap and
pasted the dentil siitence. This ex
plodes n widely held notion tbat a
plea of guilty can not bc accepted in
«i  murder trial.
General von Kluck, who commanded the German urmy in its drive to-
ward Paris, visited Solssons last
spring, and registered at a hotel as e
M. Kluck. He examined the famous
quarries, long ahandomlcd, where *JC0
Russians held at bay n whole French
nrmy in 1848, and bought all the
quttrrles for what he said was to be
a German mushroom farming scheme.
When the Germans entered Solssons
city offidlals recognised General von
Kluck as the mushroom farmer.
E. G. Burridge & Son
Plumbers and Tinsmiths
We specialize in
Metallic Ceilings, Corrugated Roofing, Furnace Work'and up-
to-date Plumbing;
Work shop -Connaught Ave.
BEVEL8TOKE      -      -    B.C.
The British War office has awarded
a Canadian firm n contract for 500,
i'00 water bottles for use in the Imperial army. The war oflice also reserved the right to increase the order by a million more if thc firm can
supply them. An order for 2".,iiU0 of
tbe same bottles has been i l.iced by
t.he Canadian militia authorities.
Frederick Btobart, agent for the
British government in Canada, has
received 'instructions to place orders
for further clothing in Canada
amounting to nearly 82,000,000.
The activity of the submarines and
certain of the cruisers of Germany
has caused many people to wonder
why the British navy is not more
aggressive. Ai naval authority has
explained the question by declaring
that the bulk of tbe Kaiser's sea
power has been withdrawn to points
near Heligoland or Cuxhuven. Outside the vessels thcre are numerous
mines and patrols of submarines. Today the position of the German navy
is thc same as if it has sought refuge in some deep river and had. then
built a great dam below its position.
While that structure is maintained
it can, not be interfered with in a
manner to imperil its units.
Transfer      Draying
Handling Pianos a  Specialty
Phone 42    -    Night PhoneS5
The lire nlarm system in Greenwood
is tested every Thursday afternoon.
Next yenr tbe Doukhobors ut Brilliant will manufacture tbeir own
fruit boxes.
Seep Afloat on s  Slender Purse
Our service is swift
Our work high class
Our prices reasonable
No labile tor delicate for our
pi oe ■ --   e.i   ... uniug.    \\ e re
iuo\. ~hint- oi ^li s- win n pi sensible.   Send us si methii g  hat d
to clean.    We will demonstrate
t be ti ut li of om .-!.i• 11 -.
Men's Suits Cleaned, SI.SO
PHONE  I -     ''HA-i
Day and NIghl Phone 840
Offl<Ce     18 First Street. \\
Ben  Stout  has  been  elected   president of the Rossland  Miner's Union.
Do You Buy from Mclntyres?
Mixed Peels, fresh, per lh     .
Dates, 2 ll>s   	
Fresh Ground Coffee, .'-! lbs
Dried Green Peas, 3 lbs
Van (.'amp's Chid en Soup, per tin
Winter Excursion Rales
Ontario, Quebec, Maritime Provinces
and Great Britain
First-Class Round Trip. 90-Day Limit
Tickets, Berth Reservations, Details from
any  Canadian   Pacific   Agent  or   write to
Ticket Agent, Revelstoke iPAGK FOUR
Zbe flfoaiMbecalb
Local Reading Notices and Business
Locals 10 cents per line each insertion. Minimum local ad charge '25c.
Display advertisements 26 cents per
inch each insertion,  single column.
Legal advertising ol any form, also
Government and Municipal Notices 12
cents per line first insertion and 8
cents per line subsequent insertions,
allowing 10 lines to the inch.
Applications for Liquor Licenses S.i.
Applications for Transfer of Liquor
Licenses $7.50.
Oil prospecting notices $7..ri0.
Land Purchase Notices, 87.00.
Water Application Notices, «P to
. ei words, »".50, e>ver 100 words in
Hamilton Herald: What with the
British and German white books, the
Belgian gray book,- the Russian
orange book, and the French yellow
book, it is not strange that opinions
about the war are colored.
Auction for Local Relief t
(Continued from Page One)
better able to withstand the  tluctua-"
ions of markets and the riBe and fall
of prices in any particular product.
A resolution submitted for endorsa-
tion from the Westbunk Farmers' In-
,. . ,,  ,      i„,,„r,  i„r     „f   stitute was then    taken up and     dls-
Reliof society will he  drawn for     ftt   . *
cussed.     The resolution     ran us fol-
!> o'clock.
The Relief society will welcome any
'Wh'rens thc  government hns pass-
articles which may be offered    at. the   fd a measure providing for the cren-
articles which may be offered [or the   tion  of  irrigation corporations;   nnd
auction  sale  and  this and  tomorrow
whereas  such      corporations  will  experience  extreme  difficulty  In   raising
London    Chronicle:      To    Germany   afternoon  gifts for  that  purpose  will
hi longs the credit   for having trans- \he received and taken charge of if left   mon">' for the construction of lrrlga
formed Lloyd George from an npoBtle   Ht the office of the Kootenay Agencies.
tion systems;  therefore be it resolved
G. W. Bell, sack flour.
0.  R.  Macdonald,  china.
Revelstoke Hardware, travelling set.
of peace into a crusader for wur. Our   Among the  gifts     already
own history has furnished  us w'ith  a   from the stores are the following:
glorious      example  of a  similar  con- \ j   Guy Barber, china,
version.  Cromwell    and his Ironsides
were   metamorphosed   by   a   despotic
king  from  quiet,      peace-loving  citizens  into      mighty      warriors  whose   j,.   (j   Hews, vase,
va'lor was  irresistible.      The descend-   RQjfl g Young, clothing
ants of the Ironsides are with us   today. In peace-time they ure all modest  stillness and humility.  But   once   Lawrence  Hurdware Co.  hardware.
let  their  hearts and  consciences     be   flews Bros,  fancy goods,
engaged in  a righteous     cause     and   McKinnon &  Sutherland, clothing
they will prove ab formidable in bat-   Bourne Bros., china,
tic as were their Puritan forefather
received tl1"' we urEt' uP°n tne government
the absolute necessity of thc government's undertaking the control and
distribution of water for irrigation
purposes,  or the guaranteeing  of the
t utler &  Stokes, toys.
K. O, McRae, wardrobe trunk.
ljonds  of  corporations  formed    under
the Water Act."
This  was endorsed   by  the  meeting
as    was also a resolution   previously
noted from Salmon Aim, denling with
i the need of farm loans for the development   of agriculture.
interior publishing aompans
Armstrong it  Co., leather goods
H. McKinnon, tobacco.
twiTKD Pall Mall  Gazette:     The day of the
E   G    ROOKE,  Manager and Editor,   drunken soldier  is over. Oue younger
:       '      —       =  officers who have    trained the   army
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1914   since the chastening lesson     of    the
    South  African    war know it.      Drink
gnd lewdness are frowned upon .in the
No Skating on Sundays
(Continued  from  Page One.)
mess and    the    barrack  room
,   •           „,„i<.rti,k steady, M'fer man who has kept him-
The mattress  work  ncmg  undertaK- ■
1 ur  '"' self  in  health  and  vigor  "by  temper-
en  by the Dominion government     on ^^  Uving chlistc,,  |g r(,cognlzea ,1B
the hank of the  Columbia  river   has thp tnlp aoidjcr, and it is he who has'
i.een started under     highly favorable proved himself   so gloriously   on #the
conditions. The water is at its   most battlefields     of France and Belgium.
„ „.„=,   „( We appeal to the soldiers themselves
convenient stage  for the  progress   of ^ J* ^ ^^ ^  ^ ^.^
the  work  and  absense  of  deep    snow vj(,w  ()f fhp (h]tjps thpy  haye
makes  the      cutting     of  timber and taken. It is only by conquering them-
Imish a comparatively easy task. The selves that they will conquer the foe.
work is being prosecuted in a.business Secondly we appeal to right-thinking
The Empress theatre will show
every Friday, starting Friday, Dec.
Is. Zudora, said to be the greatest
serial story every written, featuring
Marguerite Snow as Zudora. Through
the winter months theatre goers
should follow this great story as it
is full of thrilling and exciting adjust     released      from
tpjle   show the association in good   stand
ing.  Receipts for     the month of No- ventures,  nnd
\ember,  are .-<li51.20,     as     compared New  York.
with 8P59.96 in November 1913;     ex-	
penditures $797.40,  1914,  as   against i    Harrop kids   will     present a fairy
$957.32 in 1913. Taxes paid to     city play  at a Christmas tree to be held
amounted  to $256.35.     Insurance yet on  Dec. 21.
to be met by thc end of present year The Canadian Pacific railway     will
like way and its completion will
serve a useful purpose in the protection of the bank and wharf. The
■expediture of the considerable sum in
wages which  the work  involves is at
amounts to $l*>u. By the co-operation move all residents of Hosmer to new
lnrler-   of the memDerB the association    will locations free of charge.
be kept from going into debt. I    Thirty-four dollurs    and fifty centB
A  request  was before  the    meeting was realized at a concert beld for the
from Mr.  J.  Stewart for the use     of aid of the Belgian     relief    fund     at
men nnd women of all classes to lend   the athletic field for skating purposes Moyie last week.
them     a helping hand; to fight     for
them against the rout of ComUS.
Creston Review:     In at least     one
present    time   especially a boon  locality th" glorious gospel   of   buy-
.. „  . , _„,.,, {n    at-home,  ns    preached     by the daily
and it is due to the well  infoi med in- ' '
and  weekly papers of     the province,
terest which  Mr. R. F. Green     takes  ,,(if.  honp  fruit.  tho Np)sim ^  mg
n the requirements ol every part   ol  trict Women's    Institute  are arrang-
After some discussion thc secretary j Constable Dishon, ot Tete Jaun
was instructed to write Mr. Stewart Cache, will succeed Geo. M. lYouill as
granting him the request under the provincial constable at Silverton.
following conditions. "That the nth- The Creston Fruit Growers' Union
letic field be left in the same condi- whb soaked $11! last week upon in-
tion as when given for said purpose, formation laid by a Dominion fruit
and that no skating or curling ol inspector, for improper grading of
any kind be allowed     on     the Sab-   apples.
bath." ... |    While  visiting in Vancouver a week
Two letters were read from the na-   or so ago, Mrs.  Barton,  of  Creston,
tional council,  one from J.M. Dudley,   got  mixed  up  in  an  automobile   ac-
the hospital   for
...                 ,                ,                     .,   .     „   , iiuiirti   iiHiiiLu,   one iioin j.ivi.   uuuiey. cot   mixed   111)   in   an   i
his constituency    and to his  untiring ing  for speakers at     their  Saturday .  .        .     . ,   '    .,                   .             ': lut  »»itu  "P
nis com >T10B4.in„ „,»,„ „.:,i =„t t    ti.                  « Intercolonial  Railroad  secretary, and cident and went to tl
1c   ,.   .rtvnnce  its  welfare      that meeting  Who will set forth some     of T.    „ „     . '       ,
i   orts   (o  anwmee  its  weuaie      m« H    Ballantyne,     secretary      national ten davs
i    *     Mm. tlie  reasons    why     the public should             .,        , .      ,             ,               . y
the work hns been assumed at a time council    asking for     a donation from The C. P. R.  tug H
taiy at iimne    111" awa-ening    of   the ...
,vhen   .-..vernments    rycrvwhere      are ,   ,,„.    . „., ._,   ,. .  . .   .        , the association to carry  on  the     ef- fitted  with  accommod
fhen  government   everywhere     «„  ladlea   if Np,Bon Hm) ilatt,ct js    d(.
1 ursuing a  policy     of     retrenchment   cldedly   encouraging  as   the      women
;:nd are refusing to   comiue-ire     any   folk are undoubtedly thc worst trans-
■   the  most   imperatively   ne.essary   Rressors of the law of shop  in     your
home town,  never stopping to     con-
ndertakings.        sjd(,r tha(.     m(jney     ^^    ^ ^^
1 riiiL-s greater returns, to any     given
osmer has been
the association to carry  on  the     ef- fitted  with  accommodation    for  pas-
fectlve  work  amongst  the  soldiers at sengers and will replace the Valhalla
different   militia  camps.   It   was pass- on  the    run    between      Nelson      and
ed by the board to place a notice on Crawford Bay.
the bulletin board for free will ofler- Mrg    Eva Cr08B 8ued the Consolid-
ing from  members  and  that a notic? .stpd  M    & g    Co   for   m&     for al.
he placed  in the newspapers bo as to leged damageg to her fruit trees from
GERMANY HO LONGER THE SMITER citizens than money sent away "that *™„JH* f^Lt*™^?™"/.    ■*. the acid f,1,nPS thrown   ofl  1>y    tne
smelter.   She lost the case.
The events  in     the
lake it  clear that  the Allies are   en
battle  arenas   wh,lt   helps  v""r  neighbor  heirs    you
nd your town.  Every resident—citi
zen,   businessman  or  rancher   ..wes it
tering upon the final Btage    of     the  „s ., (1„tv to himself to buy at home,
A-.ir, that ol taking     the aggrcBslve  the  whole fabric of community   pro-
against Germany until it ;s beaten to
its knee.-. The power of the offensive
..s flipi.ed from the German    grasp,
It  now  belongs tc  the  Allies.   A   final
great Russian success in Poland
: be tbe signal for the forward
■   ■ •  against   tl.e German posl-
•■  th- ■■.• -t.  and  the  beginning
:  the end.     Th," process i.f readudng
iny t" submission will be long,
i  ::;.-.: -       A ■ • rtainly it cannot fail
Btly    but the resources     the
sperity depends on
who assist  vou.
First Passenger Train
Over Kootenay Central
subscribe, the amount asked for is
$50, The work amongst the boys by
thi- association men is well known
I y the people, and all are asked to
elr part in ,i small way tn
carry on the wort. A special offering
will be taken up .it ths Christinas
sonr service or Sunday afternoon.
December 27.
Board to Visit
Tlie first  through  passenger     train
.. ver the new K
sion  of the Canadiai.
arrived  In Golden    ., -• night
a-   5.15,      The  tr...!:;  consist
■■'. ill  be e.pi.il   to   private  cars  and .,!   left
•   -•:    It   will  be especially  the lot   Colvalli at   T  o'Cloi
!  was      in      charg .
at  the  throttle.  Occu: pri
te ci       •       let er i
'  -  .    iew  Bi itlsl ii iw m the
king       I    tain to p lab !.. ime   the
■•.•-:•. of G         :i:.-      w.'s'.
••■■•*■-■     th       lei       ng ol       i ,,f th.' compan
[ainsl  the     Hus-   C.  Cob
-   n th* east. It •     '       that
*■-'  -
r •• ■ '
\. i *   h irshaw,    ■ iperinti
ntendent of co
The new r iad will   •
Btinueed  from Page One.l
:   windows and      moved     that
•■s should  be placed on the
Mr. ttaii
... e in i large
and   when
!    the    use
..-'.■■ °
ef       the pi
1 *  * ir, the Alberta branch, and will -1
■    -   loubly charge of Superintendent A   c   Hat
....  nS|     | .;.,       ■ I   •■    definite dai
, (or the
I assengei
•   : for   f.,tnie     purler  part  ol France has SCOTCH  AN''  FRENl H
eint'eiiched by th.'     Huns,     whe
Kelowna Would Have
Farmers' Creamery
E. Engen, the famous Boundary
fki jumper and champion of Canada,
1 as secured a position in the Consolidated Co.'s machine shop at
A double fatality occurred at the
Coal Creek mines last Thursday,
.vhen two men riding on cars were
killed  by   a    fall of coal    trom    thc
...f  nf a  tunnel.
Tne possibility of establishing a
: llitia company here now appears
rather slim, the thirty Ross rifles
that wire at the drill ha'll having
:een called in hy the military author-
•ies, with the object in view, no
I'Hibt. of use for arming of the vari-
is  outgoing contingents.      As mili-
• iry drill without rifles   Is a   rather
^interesting game    it     is not    likely
.  niil.t'.a company can oe form-
• 1  at  this  point until  such  time    as
,c nties required     are forthcoming,
A   ss the     fa-tories     will have nil
LB   be  attended  to arming   the
irmiis  contingents    f.,r  months     to
'■11      taken     for
•    | that  there Will    ... ;,'.thing do
■ The rifles, whUcb
■ .idets,   were
oul ■ eek     ago   by  Mr.
;. ash. Kooti naian
are now at the last stage
•   old m Fran' •
of    tbeir
';i ,-f: Heat   un-
er .i  certain    Warrant  of Execution
■ t,, ne ig ■ nsl  the i'..o.1b and
the Pioneei  Placet   Mines,
(ron ti I  and  Issued oul  ol the county
Keli t I to
MEET  \T VOLLEY BAI *  ot a co-op
The volley ball fame between     the ■•* ^'U
h   It-serves  and  French   Recru I Uve  Issue
the ■ * lay   af s action  wl erein Fred
night the gs       ts    called   will come ternoon in the board   if trad '"'      »nd
(1 ■  nlghl   Both si,les have     gtri ng * "   ■ '   p,acw    M""  ■  '■'"*""'1      '"
lined up for the   occasion     as th« ™l ' '    '    ' '      md taken in
itch     Reserves   Bcotty ,,:'' ' tbi  local bust
Brown,     (Captaln>     supported     by '"''"' ""'"■ u"'n'-' present.
'   ■ creamery is
i e ■ tl      proposal       having   heen
frequent! y      ' |     '
herb  and regarded     with   %
approval,  fiurim' the |     *        i   how
ever, the necessity of adopting   inure
mixed fanning methods and   of    en
com iglng tbe <l ilry     Industry,     for
m im h  this pari  of the ralley  Is i m
Inently suit id, lias been brought more   i:i "ivr handi
forcibly to the minds of the farmers      A  llHt "' "''*     ''"'"''    "''iz''1'   and
of the neighborhood,  who are begin    above referred t.i mav lie seen on ap-
Arthur Johnson, Netherly Kilpatrick.,   '"^  '" ^ '">  "    the posslbllltj      of   I'HCation   to the  undersigned.
First     'Reader—Alfred      ftiirriilgr,    I,lf"*!" '   fmil    growers   and   land own   I    Dated  this llth.  December,
Htiiart     Laughton,       Irwin       Hulett,   'IH  generaKy  on   a    more  solid      and
Mario Pradolini,  Mar.'orlc Cle'.and.     stable foundation and rendering them
«Mrh   ivae cancelled last wee. 'arm        urt    ' bolden
the  city   heing   in   darknes;     OH
mtlty of   mining  ma
and  provisions
.| ',u the pri mill's >.f the     de
fendanl      on     ^i ■  •     Creek,     w.-st
Kootenay   ,nd   that  I   will   ,,,.   tin-   '1st
■ lay of Decembei i il i HI the bi ui of
* i'i p.m at my dfhc i af the Court
.louse offer for gale publicly all the
nd I'oods and chattels or sufficient
,, ii i thereof to sal I 11 the Executions
i   the goods and chattels   now
Messrs.  .1.  McLlttle,      S.  B,   Mi
W.   McVolth,   I).   McTwlsS  and   A.   Mr-
Thomson.      French    Recruits   vv.  Le
Oafllals,     (Captain)    supported     by
Konsleurs   La   Heard,     l.e   Hnllblack,
CouleaU,  \illesnminer and  l.a  Ituss.
The November honor list of Hi v.  V.
Central srhool is as follows:
LlfW,        BeCOUd        Render —Corlni>e
Smythe, Edna   lefts, niair   nirkson,
W    .1.   LAW,
Sheriff  of   North West   .Knotenny.
Dr. S-L Taube
The Eye-Sight Specialist
of the Taube Optical Company, of Calgary and Vancouver,
will be at my store on
and if there is anything wrong with your eye-sight don't fail to
consult liim and >?et tho benefit of forty-four years experience
in the profession. All work absolutely friiai'n'Ueeil as tested.
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or acquaintance out-of-town who
would like to read all that happens
in and around Revelstoke from Sunday morning to Saturday night?
You get tired of writing—everybody
does—let us tell the news in the
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graphically, fully, and truthfully.
Fill in the attached coupon, enclose
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and most effective way.
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Sirs: Kindly send The Mail-Herald lor six months
to the following address
for which I enclose the sum of $1.
Yours Truly,
Buy this oven-tested flour
Your oven will certainly produce more bread and better bread
as a result of our oven test.
From each shipment of wheat
delivered at our mills we take a
ten-pound sample. It is ground
into flour.    We bake bread from
n§ onrvt'is "°"r' if "''s i,r,,;ui 'a h'*''1 in
*U •%■ WmW quality and large in quantity we
\ use the shipment of wheat from
V      which it came.   Otherwise, we sell
\ The baking quality of flour
fcgld under this name is thereTSre
ar\ exact certainty. Buv/ and
beneVit! /
"More Bread and Better^read" and
Those having Items for publication
ln the Mail-Herald social and personal column arc requested to call
up phone 62.
Ben  Dickey
the city.
spent the week-end     in
Mrs. McMillan will not receive on
Mr. W. H. Horobin left on Sunday
for the coast on a business trip.
Mr. Ruins Stone returned this week
from a short visit to friends at thc
The Misses McKay left on Tuesday
noon's train to pay an extended! virfit
to Winnipeg.
Mr. Derr met with nn accident on
the ice the other day, lnirtiii>_r his
nose quite  badly.
Mrs. It. LeBlanc of Calgary, Alta.,
is spending the Christmas holidays
with her mother, Mrs. Willard.
"Roy Mclntyre, while skating on the
river, fell breaking his cheek hone.
He is at the Queen Victoria hospital.
Miss Birdie Marshall is spending a
lew dnys with friends in Victoria,
before her return to her home in
Mrs.  Mortimer Vaughan and     son,
■Herald of Vernon were visitors in the ,
c'ty this week and returned   to   tbeir
home on Wednesday.
Mr. Samniie Higgens of Kelowna
visited the city on Monday and left
on a business trip to Nelson and Other southern  points.
Mr. Clifford Payne   left on Sunday
for Calgary to attend thc wedding of
bis sister,  Vesta Maude to Mr. Cecil
I.ang. The wedding will  take     place
next Thursday.
Mrs. F. G. Bews will not receive
on Thursday 24th, but on every third
Thursday after the New Year.
On Monday last t,he Epworth League spent a social evening at the
home of Mrs. C. V. Landmark. Games
were enjoyed and supper served before midnight.
Mr. Fred Conway and bride ot
( ollingwood, Ont., were in town on
Tuesday renewing old acquaintances,
Mrs. Conway, nee Nellie White, resided in this city some years ago.
Miss Mamie Smythe of Portland,
Ore., spent Sunday in town and left
on Monday for Kosslnml to spend
Christinas with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C, J. Smythe.
Miss Margaret Mct'ormiek uf Washington, B.C.. visited thc city Ior a
short time on Monday, She left for
Kelson on Tuesday morning to meet
ber mother, Mrs.  Ernest  McCormick.
Mrs. Stumps had the misfortune to
fall on the ice on Sunday and sustain a severe compound fracture of
the wrist. She was taken to the hospital Immediately, where the bone
wns set.
Mrs. Arthur Sims and daughter,
Dolly of Victoria, B. C. who have
been visiting in the city for the past
week, left for the coast on Saturday
to spend Christmas with Mrs. Sims'
mother-in-law-,  Mis. Cyril  Sims.
Mrs. Howard Clouirh of Olympia,
Wash., sptnt a few days ol thiB week
in town aind intended spending Christmas with friends here, hut on tearing
that her sister, Mrs. Hewar Wylie of
Winnipeg, Man., was vcry ill, she
left immediately for tbat city and
will not return to Revelstoke for
some time.
easy, for
"Turn out
One of th? Canadian soldiers who
crossed the Atlantic from Quebec to
Plymouth a few weeks ago has written an interesting description of th»
Voyage. Here are some of the extracts:
Most of the men are astonished to
.'■nd themselves soldiers. The war
came so suddenly. Many are lads
around 21 years ot age. They say.
•When I get back to Canada." The
•lder men who have heen through the
mill always prepare their remarks
with an "if". No doubt thc blooming stay-at-homes imagine us lounging at ease in deck chairs witb
smokes, drinks, etc. It is not so.
Here is a copy of a fugitive poem:
We don't dnd siAdiering just what we
thought it was;
Wc thought that heing heroes, earned
our pay.
And that  of course     was
we're heroes ev'ery one.
But now    we're     learning
every day
It's reveille at six o'clock.
turn out,  you're late!
Fall  in,  and  answer     promptly
your name,
And if you're lute again,  you'll     be
getting extra gua'rd,
And when dismissed—you must tall in
It's rush on deck    for     boat     drill:
"Stop talking in the ranks!"
Turn out to bend contortionate   and
About  the  heaving  decks  until    your
belly aches.
And  then   repeat    again    before you
It's clean your blooming rifle,     and
clean your blooming gun.
And, "You're wanted (or fatigue   or
for the  guard."
It's eating  wretched  victuals,  served
in a messy style,
And its   living,     and     its    s'eepting
mighty hard,
It's paying      wicked     prices for thc
things a fellow needs,
Like tobacco, ginger ale. and such.
It's "Is your clothing stamped?   and
"Have you all your kit??"
Or, "Go   and   get   your   hair     cut—
you've far too much."
So they chivy     us     to    lectures, to
drill and to parade,
While  we'd  ruther have  a  deck chair
and our ease,
To loaf,  and smoke a fat  cigar   and
scoff a drink or two.
And contemplate     the    multitudlous
No. 1 from Montreal to Vancouver,
arrive at 6.0S p.m., leave 6.25 p.m.
No. 2, from Vancouver to Montreal,
arrive at 11.05 a.m.. leave at 11.2."
i    No. 3. from Toronto to Vancouver,
arrive at 7.05 a.m., leave at 7;20 a.m.
No. i from Vancouver to Toronto,
arrive at 12.45 a. m., leave at 1.05
No. ''Ot, from Revelstoke to Arrowhead, leave 7.30 a.m.
No. 303, from Arrowhead to Revel-
ttoke, arrive 4.40 p.m.
No. 3 makes connection with , the
Ckanagan line at Sicamous, returning
leaves Sicamous at 11.60 p.m.
Trains Nos. I and 2, make all local
stops between Revelstoke and Sicamous.
Trains Nos. 3 and I, make local
stops between Sicamous and Kamloops.
Premier is Interested
In Belgian Relief
The Mail Herald is in receipt of
the following communication from
the Prime Minister which speaks for
itself. As a committee has already
been organized in Kamloops the matter of further contributions can iBafe-
ly be left in their hands.
Victoria, Dec. v8th.
Dear Sir,—The honorable G. H-
Murray, Premier ol Nova Scotia, bas
telegraphed me, asking my support
in obtaining the co-operation of the
press of this province, as follows:
"Herbert Hoover, chairman of the
American Reli"f commission, states
that the hope of help is gradually
being narrowed to reliance upon the
generosity ot those who- live in the
North American continent to supply
the actual necessities of the seven
million people remaining in Belgium. Reliable authorities estimate
that eighty thousand tons of food
st litis a month will be required during the winter. Thus far Canada
has s?nt al|out six thousand tons in
two sli'ips. I have asked the Admiralty for another collier that we may
send at least expense further goods
to alleviate this great distress. The
Belgian relief committee at Halifax
will continue tu forward supplies
shipped through this port. I feel
sure that Canadians generally desire to share more largely in this
work and am respectfully asking
premiers of other provinces to make
these eflorts nation wide. A number
of Canadian newspapers have offered hearty co-operaltion tollectiug
funds if responsible committees will
take charge of the necessary disbursement. I am satisfied that all
Canadians will regard as a privi-
ledge any assistance given to the
Belgians. Would you kindly undertake, the responsibility 'ot appealing
to the people of your province and
obtain the assistance of your press
toward this end, appointing central j
committees if such are not already !
in existence. I think that through
IJnited Canadian nction we can do
splendid work along these lines to j
e^reat advantage of the Empire and
at tbe same time something that
will help those, who as you know,
have made an enormous and pathetic sacrifice thnt can hardly he estimated. I hel'ieve ail Canadians are
ready to render a sacrifice tor the
Belgians, who, according to reliable
reports are homeless and starving.'
A subsequent telegram was received from the Honorable Mr. Murray,
advising me that thc steamer Trene-
gloss wou'id be available at Halifax
about December 20, for free transportation of supplies for Belgium.
Your co-operation in this matter,
as requested by the Honorable the
Premier of Nova Scotia, will bc
greatly appreciated.
Yours faithfully,
The Westminster 'Gazette" has
published a "Women's Song" which
with its suggestion ol Kingsley's
"Clear and Cool" has a hint ln it
of the same humor which keeps the
Tommies In the trenches from giving
way to nerves. It has, too, more
than a hint of the need of working
all together and as fast as possible.
Plain and purl, plain and purl,
List toi the murmur of woman and girl
Purl and plain, purl and plain
With stcifl and ivory, hank and skein.
Jack is watching the North Sea wild;
Wind for him, Knit for bim. mother
nnd child!
Click and frown, click and trown
(Things for the Tommies must ull bo
Frown  and click,  trown and click
(Blue for the Navy, and wanted quick)
Frosts fall deep, on the trenches piled;
Knit for him,   wind for bim, mother
and child!
Trench or Scheldt, trench or Scheldt,
Muffler and mitten and cholera belt;
Scheldt or trench. Scheldt or trench,
For  Jellicoe's heroes or   those   with
Nights in December are none too mild.
Knit for him, wind for him,   mother
and  child!
Armstrong—By the deutb of Mr.
Francis Hassar.l on Sunday, November 29, Armstrong \ has lost another
of its old-timers. Deceased was 69
years old. He was born in the county
of Peel, Ontario, and came to British Columbia in the year 1880, and
into the valley in the fall of 18^3,
and has resided here ever since. He
leaves a widow and ten children surviving. Deceased was road superintendent for many years and a member of the Ma=onic lodge, Spallum-
cheen lodge, No 13, for 2T. years. Tbe
funeral took piacc on Wednesday and
wus attended hy the members of the
lodge. The service was taken by tbe
Rev. H.J. King, rector of the Blng
lish church, Armstrong.
Hedley—The Rev. P. LcChesne, ot
Penticton, Roman Catholic priest,
was In tOWO over Sunday. He held
services on Sunday morning at the
resid'nee of Mrs. McKinnon. It ls the
intention ol bis lollowing here to
buHd a church and they are riow
looking out for a good lot on whi(!b
to  build.
A co-operative creamery ls proposed  to be established  at Edgewood.
Goaded by a troubled conscience,
evidently, someone in tbe Niugara
district has sent anonymously $250
to Hon. Frank Cochrane, minister of
railways and canals. It is accom-
i,anied by a note with the one word
"Restitution " The letter was postmarked at St. Catharines. It is apparent that the fraud was committed
upon the railway and canals department, possiftly in the days of canal
tolls. It will be'of edited to casual revenues. Receipts of umscience money
an' not unusual, but us a rule tbey
come to band In Leent.
The oflirers and men ol the ln7th
retiment at Fernie huve offered tor
military service in a body.
A special committee of thc Nelson
city council has been appointed to
go into tbe local relief question.
Maior-Gcneral Hughes has Instructed the record office ln connection with
the Canadian evpeditionary forces not
to allow publication in the press of
any casualties amont the Canadian
troops until the department here has
first been notified and has had time
to properly notify the next of kin.
The object is, of course, to prevent
tbe sudden Bhock to relatives througb
getting bad news from the newspapers without having flrst had a
more suitable method of having it
broken to them The knowledge that
an official communication will be first
received from the militia department
here in case of deaths will also have
a tendency to relieve any anxiety relatives now havc in opening their
dally newspapers. The same rule will
also apply in cases of any casualties
in action after tbe troops goto the
front. It is tho^rule now onserved by
the war oflice in publishing any casualty lists. Next of kin always are
iie.tit.'d before thc lists are given to
tbe prcBs.
Revelstoke's Departmental Store
We Aim to Ciua Maximum
Wear at a  Minimum Price
Black Silks at Special Prices
This Store is headquarters for Black Silks,
and when special lots appear from time to
time, we are glad to share the havings with
our customer?. These Silk-> are suitable for
wear during the entire year, being medium-
weight, and permitting of draping in any
Special Black Silk, one yard wide, at $1.75
Bargain Tables
Visit Our Bargain Tables. Hundreds of articles to choose from. A table each at 25c,50c, $1
Ladies' Combination Underwear
I.idies' and Children'^ Combination I'nder-
wear, any si/.* and in the warm fleecy winter
goods at $1.50 to $5.00.
Ladies' New Neckwear
In Fancy B >xes. Always a Sensible Gift.
All the new idea-" in high roll and vest effects
at from lio:. to $o00.
GLOVES—Despite the shortage in tbe Glove
Market we have been able to replenish our
stock, nnd can supply almost! in* kind of a
glove in children's and ladies'. Il.OO to $.">.00
Men's Furnishing and Shoe Dep't
Grocery and Crockery Department
Christmas Groceries
Table Raisins, 2tlc. 25c. 35c. and 45c.
per pound.
Table Figs, 20c. lb. or 2 Ths. for 35c.
85e. and 456. lb.
Seeded Valencia RnisinB, packages.
2 lbs. for 25c.
Table Dates,  bulk or in the package
Heeded Muscatel Raisins,  pkgs.
Uleaehcd Hnltnn Rnlsins. packages.
Not-a-Secd  Raisins,  packages.
Cut Peel, 1 Iti. packages, ready for
the cake.
Currents, cleaned,  1 lb, packages.
Almond Paste in 1 lb. tins.
•-helled Almonds and shelled Walnuts
Almonds, California Walnuts. Brasil,
Filberts and Peanuts.
Popping Corn and CocoanuU and
Sweet Potatoes, Jap Oranges. Naval Oranges, Grapes, Grape Fruit,
Hananns and all kinds of the very
finest apples grown.
Friday and Saturday Specials
«4 lb. Tin of Cocoa    2 for 15c. '.   lb. Cakes of Chocohue        15c
;, Tins Sardines        25c.
Watch Our Corner Window for Christmas Crackers
" Christmas as Usual
The Children Haven't Gone to War
We can all do our " Little Bit" toward making the lives of the little ones cheerful despite
the gloom that exists.
Never was our Stock of Holiday Goods in better condition-
Substantial Gift Goods ia every Department of the Store.
Xmas ft 111
Shop now and shop in the morning.   Don't wait until
our stock has been picked and the sizes gone.   Get it now when we are in a position to make
Xmas Shopping Easy for you.   Later it will be impossible for you to get the attention good service demands.
SWEATER COATS, from $3.50 to $8.00. DRESSING GOWNS AND SMOKING COATS, from $4.50
to $15.00. UMBRELLAS, $3.50 to $8.00. DANCING PUMPS < ither with or without ankle straps,
Prices $4.00 nnd $4.50. FELT SLIPPERS, $1.25 to $3.00. LEATHER PULLMAN SLIPPERS at
$2.50 to $4.50. LEATHER OPERA SLIPPERS, $2.25, $2.50 and $3.00. MENS BOOTS at
$4.00 to $7.50. SUIT CASES AND GRIPS, $3.00 to $40.00 MUFFLERS, a wide assortment of
colors and shapes, prices 50 cts, to $6.50 each. FANCY HOSE, boxed, 75c. and $1,00. SILK
SHIRTS at $3.50 and $4.50. GLOVES in mocha and cape, silk lined, fleece lined, and (ur lined at
$1.75 to $3.50 pair. FANCY ARM BANDS, lancy boxes at 35c. to 75c. FANCY SfsPENDERS at
75c. to $3.00 pair. SUSPENDEK SETS, Armlets. Garters and SuspenHers at 75c. to $3.00.
GARTER SETS with nrm hands at $1.00 per set. MUFFLER SETS at from $2 25 t.. $3.00 per set
PIPES from 75c to $10.00 each. MILITARY BRUSHES at from $4.50 to $9 00 Vi r set. COLLAR
BOXES at from $1.00 to $3.00 each. TOBACCO POUCHES at trove/ 35c. to $3.00 each. BILL
FOLDERS nt from $1.00 to $3.50 each. (TGAR CASES, 75c. »o.53.00. CIGARETTE CASES Irom
$1.00 to $2.00. CUFF LINKS engraved initials at $1.00 to $2.00 pair. JEWELRY SETS for dress
wear at $2.50 to $4.50 per set. HANDKERCHIEFS in excenda, lnwn, Linn and silk, at 15c. to
$1.50 each. NECK TIES, In  newest shapes and nt prices frohi  50c. to $3.00 each.
Everything for Christmas FAGS SIX.
t =
Of Crockery, China and Glassware
Those left behind must be considered as well as those at
the front. To make Christmas buying easy, from now
until Christmas Eve, all our stock of Crockery, Fancy
China and Glassware will be sold at 20 per cent, off
regular prices. Large stock specially selected for
Christmas Trade.
O. W. BELL, Ltd.
Carpet Squares $7.75 up.
Floor Oilcloth   45c sq. yd. up.
Linoleum    60c sq. yd. up.
HOWSON & CO., Ltd.
Blankets, 7 lb $4.40 up.
Flannelette Sheets 12x4 $2.20 up.
Beautify Your Home by using our  BEAVER   BOARD,
nicely Pannelled with Lattice Strips and Painted to
suit your liking.
Everything in the Building Line.
Globe Lumber Co., Ltd.
Strictly First-Class
Rooms—Single, en Suite, and with Bath
Revelstoke Wine and Spirit Co.. Ltd.
Importers and Wholesale Dealers.
Manufacturers of Aerated Waters
Agents for Calgary Beer
Hotel Victoria
R, Lai ■•■•
Choicest of Wine§. Liquors, -ar.d Cigars
Jack Laughton, Proprietor First Street, Revelstoke, B. C.
Union   Hotel
A   P. LBVRSQUB,  Proprietor
SAM?MCf5MAHON   *    LiKht an<1 h"vyWaKonn,light[«ndhe.vy
. ■ '   Sleighn, Buggies, Cutters, Plowa, Harrows
General Blacksmith Farm,Implements. w«kocis m»<»« and repairs.)
Agent for John Deere and Company and International Harvester Co
|Farm Implements
Car  of  Dynamite   Rolls
Gulch  -Fails to Ex
At Rossland last week a carload ol
dynamite wub beinajwfllvered to the
Consolidated mines Tm the hill. For
some reason unknown the wheels of
this car Heft the rails, the car turned
over of its side with a thud and,
breaking its coupling with the locomotive, it crashed down the Centre
Star golch a distnrtce of twenty feet
There it lay, exactly upside down,
trucks In the air, only the corner ol
tli'' root jammed into the rocks und
dirt, dynamite cases thrown violently
from floor to rool and down with th.'
car, some of the boxes crushed and
tin1 deadly sticks    scattered    in     the
car the whole     rocking where     il
hung ready to plunge again, down
the bank toward the bottom, a hun
dred or so feet below.
Mix hundred cases of dynamite,
fifty pounds to the box; Total fifteen
tons of high explosive. That was the
The like has never been known in
Rossland and in few other places on
the map, Where it ever has been tried
somebody went to heaven, the survivors bought new window glass, and
the world came to marvel at the tremendous cavern in the earth that followed closely on  thc detonation.
The miracle took place on the
switch leading to the Centre Star
mine. The car was being pushed up
by an engine, leaving the rails mysteriously after psssing thc big dump
ond almost reaching the trestle on
tbe east side ot the Centre Star
After thc car lurched over the hank
and stopped in its mad career, which
could scarcely have ended short of ;i
catastrophe of unnamenble dimensions in spit? of the fact that fortune had already averted an appalln'g
tragedy is a most unbelievable mnn-
ner, -iteel cables were quickly utilized
to secure it to the railway track
Then, shortly, the men wer.' on the
spot and fifteen tons of danger were
passed up to safety nnd transferred
tie thi- magazine where they were
headed for at the start. Whenia broken box was found—there were three
or lour of them,--the nun dug\around
for the loose- sticks of dynamite and
the car was cleared. The incident
might be styled uncommon, 1 ut not
•■ei una immon.
'ine of the sticks of dynamite that
gathered   up,    lo if had
ilipporting  the corner  ol a box.
■    •     -   ■        ';•!,• el.,.   i,\   ,   •   -::-.:.      to
t in thi explo-
' 1 ■'"  Etosdand waa sheen up
and shattered Ny a ten and a half   of
The possib'U I fiftwn
re be eel by
■ ■ who experience !   the
\"   i
: - :■•, ■     tl     ensal i"ns
:  kn<      Keln        .nil a
•   ■ Lea-
New Goods being Opened Up Every Day
The Revelstoke
Hardware Co.
suitably furnished with the choicest the
market affords. Best Wines, Liquors and
Ci(?ars.    Rates $1 a day.    Monthly rates.
. '.-
Tho city of Bpokai
i from K<ei
There ate     four    restaurant      in
SmiMierM waiting f'.r i.et.t,.,   ri
Seattle ,in,i     Bellingham iin'worKm
Hie.    lorpklllKT    fr.r   litSS    in    '.    I    '    ■
Blnee the war the poksi  pi 11
Nelson are only working half time.
This  winter      thoro    is   not      much
work   in   the  northern   towns   of   III4!!
ish   ''olumbla
Bomo ore will    be shipped (rom tlm
Freddie LM mine     this winter.     The
first ore shipped from the Slocan
wns packed out by Jim Vardner
from th'is mine early in 1892.
A labor daily paper will be started
In Sydney, Australia next month.
Good sheep have been raised on
Parcher Island, near "Prince Rupert.
It isn't always absent mindedncss
that causes a man to lose his temper.
Some men are born leaders and
others are satisfied to he cotillion
Every year S0U0 tons of mackerel
are caueht and landed by Canadian
\i ''ranbrook the 30 volunteers for
the war   were  -arli given $5 from the
It is 2. years this month since New
•   waa founded. It, was Bret called Eldoi ido I 'ity.
thousand     i>o\es of Okanagan
a    hown at the  Panama
The tares  m  Penl l( ton      this    year
if tin.; amount
a already been paid
skate     are
to  land ly,   al-
■ vor.
to tht   Patriot Ic fund,
■ ■ good
i<ei    ii piano
m live on        a (reek,
1   •    ■ e.f papei art   made
'   Powell  river   Thai  town [$
from  Vancouver      and
popul itlon tit Bebout lf>"0.
'   tlOWi   "ii   the    const
ol British Columbia -irn again lno*p-
- ven out of ton ware    diH
"I   IThen   lhe wnr   l>rr>ko  onl
I   ii ii.    win be general man-
il 'ie'   e   ,, idlan Paoiflc railway
nexl month   ii- was nods In Canada,
ind is one of the brightest imhts  in
the railway woibl
"Twelve Stories ol Solid Comfort"
Absolutely fireproof—concrete,
aO'i'I iliuI in.'irhlo.   Knlurwd le>leliy.
Ni'W Grill—Anoat on Oiast.
EUROPEAN PLAN   $1 per day up
With Baths—$2 per day up
(Late with the Revelstoke
General Agenoi-as.)
<Bookkeep*tng, Typewriting and
all kinds of Clerical Work
Accounts Collected
Prompt Returns
Kire, Life and Accident  Insurance placed with sound ami
reliable companies
Offloo;   McKenzie Avenue
(Nexl to Oom, Telegraph Office)
Phone 208      P, 0. Box 817
Baggage Transferred
Distributing Agents and storage
Furniture and   Piano-moving a
S peolallty
Phone W—276,  Nlghl Phone 846
BWITZER lilio.s.
H.    W.    EDWARDS.
Bear Rugs Mounted. Furs cleaned
and Dressed.
85 Second Street, Revelstoke,B.C.
I. O. 0. P.
Meets every Thursday evening in
Selkirk Hall at 8 o'clock.  Visit-
ing brethren cordially invited.
JAMES MATHIE, Secretary.
and A. M.
Regular Meetings are held in
New Masonic Hall on the Fourth
Monday in each month at 8 p.m.
Visiting brethren are cordially
ROBT.    GORDON,    Secretary,
C. W. O. W.
Mountain View Camp No. 229
Meets Second and Fourth
Monday in each month In
Selkirk Hall. Visiting Woodmen are cordially invited to
H.   W. EDWARDS, Clerk.
In Qrwnwood It is proposed to
units all sects In a public Christmas
The honey rrop of the Kootenay
will amount to about six tons this
year, of which amount 2f> per cent.
ih ertdlt<sd to the Creston ranchers.
It will pay you to
make a call at
F.   B.   WELLS,
Fur Buyer and Exporter
Old Town,    -  Revelstoke, B. C
before buying your oat-
fit of working clothe!
for tbe limh. I make a
specialty of Logging
Shoes, PanU.Soz, Shirts
Blankets and everything
required in your business.
COURT    MT.    BEGBIE NO. 3461
OP I. 0. F.
Meets In St. Francis Lodge Room
every Second and Fourth Monday
In month.     ViBitlng brethren are
cordially  welcomed.
H. V. MORGAN, C. R.      '
G.W.   CARTWRIGHT,   Rec.-Sec.
Meets every Wedne<aday
evening at 8k., in Selkirk
Hall. Visiting brothers
cordially invited.
H. KBMPSTER, 0. 0.
Revelstoke Lodge
No. 1085
Meets every second
and Fourth Tuesday
in the Selkirk Hall.
Visiting Brethren are cordially invited.
Dr. McLEAN, Die.   H.L. HAUG, Sec, WEDNESDAY,  DECEMBER 16,   1914
WW is Doing in the Province
Blairmore Baptist church is clear of
all debt.
Venison has been plentiful in Fernie during the past week,
A night school of three classes is
being conducted  at Frank.
The Sunday night benefit concerts
at Fernie are poorly attended.
Kelowna council pays 15 cents per
hour to thoso on civic relief work.
At Rossland the Josie mine has
added 25 men to its working force.
A patriotic concert at Moyie last
week produced 934.60 lor Belgian relief.
The town snow plough made 'its
l.rst appearance at Kaslo on Wednesday last.
Windermere has given S181 to Red
t'ross society work and $00 Ior Belgian relief.
Kelowna has added an auto truck
to its tire Bghting equipment. It hus
a sp'ied of 30 miles an hour.
Blairmore ratepayers are to vote
on a bylaw to borrow #1,500 to
complete the present waterworks system.
P. C. McRae took six children
from Natal and two from Fernie, to
the Children's Home at New Westminster.
Rossland. citizens presented Chief
of Police Long with a silver tea service and a suit case on his departure for Nelson last week.
Last Sunday Natal Methodist
church dispensed with its regular
evening service and instead gave a
sacred concert—the collections going
for local relief.
There were 200 pupils in actual attendance in the Natal schools for thc
past month, the average daily attendance was 2J6 and the perfect record attendance 70.
The Great Northern hns discontinued running regular passenger trains
into Fernie. Passengers will have to
ride in future upon passenger equipment attached to freight trains.
Fernie Ladies Benevolent society
has received from the provincial treasury a check for $250 in recognition
of the work they are doing in relieving distress outside of this municipality.
Six cases of articles for the soldiers at the front and several for the
Belgian sufferers have been prepared
for shipment hy the Rossland Red
Cross and Patriotic society, consW-
tnting thc second shipment since the
war began.
An amateur dramatic society is being organized at Kaslo.
Golden has forwarded $200 to Victoria for Patriotic fund work.
The V.ipond shingle mill at Nakusp
bus sold the entire 1914 output.
Greonwood proposes to reduce retail liquor licenses (rom 8600 to
Game Warden Lewis states deer
and sheep are plentiful in the South
Pork country.
Hunter Bros, of Rossland have donated .1110 pairs of sox to the local
Red Cross society.
Edward Hegan, a Knslo Interdict
has been lined $20 for partaking ol
the cup that cheers.
i Greenwood citizens plan to have a
public Christmas tree for all the
children in the town.
W. E. Stevenson has a traction engine ut work on tbe S. S. ranch at
Lardo pulling stumps.
' Fort Steele raised 890 for the Patriotic fund and Belgian relief at a
dance on November 30.
j The attendance at Bellvue Methodist Sunday school has reachi high
water mark—lab pupils.
The Canadian Pacific railway will
in future pay Greenwood council •-!20
a month for its water supply.
J. A. Mann, Great Northern agent
at Fernie has resigned, and bis place
has been taken by J.E. Cole.
The railway commission hus order-
Ed that the subway under Cox street
Fernie, be completed before tbe tirst
qf the year.
Last week lake Windermere was
covered with ice, marking the close
of navigation in Bast Kootenay lor
tbe season.
Fernie chief of police has beeu in
structed to prosecute all who have
not paid their traders license for the
current half year.
Femie Red Cross workers have
made another shipment of 60ldiers'
comforts. In the last lot were -.'32
bandages, 282 puirs of sox, 18- handkerchiefs,  etc.
A youn-f China hoy who had been
employed at Walhachin for some
time, died at Ashcroft a few days ago
from blood poisoning, which originated with a tooth ache. When the doctor was called In the disease was so
far developed that the life of the
young fellow could not be saved. He
was only 22 years of age, and not
long out from China. He wus buried
at the Chinese cemetery on Tuesday.
ports most of its copper metal   and
dealers in  foreign  countries arc taking some encouragement     from     the
fact that they believe that all     the
countries now engaged    in war     will
soon be demanding more of all     the
metals than are Meing produced. While
| there has been no special demand for
' silver, it is known that foreign countries need a considerable supply   for
The Rambler-Cariboo, with 101 tons
wns the only Slocan shipper to the
Trail smelter during the   period   be-
itween  November 27 nnd December 3.
In thnt time the total receipts at the
ismelter  were 7,077 tons.   The following contributed:
('entre  Star,  Rossland,   ...
j Le  Roi,  Rossland	
'Josie,   Rossland   	
Sullivan,  Kimberley	
Rambler-Cariboo,   Rambler,
I Carmi, Carmi	
! Ben   Hur,   Republic	
North   Surprise,  Republic,
Lone Pine,  Republic	
Union, Lynch Creek	
United Copper, Chewelah ..
There is no change in prices Hn   the
local market. Sugar iB Btill selling at
?7.S0 per hundred  pounds.
Bananas, per doz 40® .50
Lemons, per doz. 40
Apples, new, 4 to (itbs. .25
Oranges, from  25 to .50
Jap Oranges,  per box  75
Naval Oranges,  50
Pears, 2Ibe. for   .25
Cranberries, lb  .16
Grapos, Malaga . '.25
Figs, cooking, Jibs, for .25
Dates, Hallowi,  ... ...    2   ths. for .25
Dates, Fard, 2lbs. for ...
Dates, Dromedary, pkg.
Walnuts, California, per II).
Wailnuts, Grenoble	
Pecans, per lb	
Filberts, per Ib	
Almonds, per It;	
Brazils, per tb	
Fresh killed beef, retail
Pork, retail 	
Mutton,  retail  	
Veal, retail       13J® .27
(Hams, retail  25@ .30
<\  Stewart  was in n couple of  Bacon,  retail   28® .10
 17@ .20
 23@ .25
 13@ .15
.25@ .30
.25® .30
.18® .25
12.*,® .25
, days last  week   to get more supplies  Lard, retail
for his mining operations on the Sil-   Chickens, retail 	
Ser Bell  groupe  on Nine Mile moun- I   ausages, retail 	
tain.  He haB been working   for   sev- i Turkey, per lb	
jcral  months past     nnd     has accom- ! Geese, per lb	
jplished a great deal in preparing   for 'Ducks, per Ib	
i winter nnd in getting out a bunch   of SUGAR
ore. Up to the present all    the     ore [Granulated B. C. Cane
that has been taken out    has    come I    100 lb. sack
from the upper workings,     but     all  Lump sugar, 2tbs	
winter  he  will  work on a lower  level | Gran. B.C.. 20 Ib. sack  1.65
What's the Use
of  Missi n g
So Much Pleasure  that you Could Have ?
"IS, you can live without music and brightness and
happiness and friends. But why should you, when
these things co^t so little and mean so much i
Lots of people, who said they "could do without an
Edison Phonograph" before they owned one, now say
they "could not do without it"—it has brought so much
pleasure into their lives.
The Edison appeal is universal. To tho<se who love
good music—to those who enjoy most the old ain—to
(hose who prefer instrumental music—to the younger set
and even to the children—tbe Edison ia a daily source of
pleasure and recreation.
And the prices for Edison Phonographs and Edison
Records are so moderate—the variety is so great—that
there can be no question as to our ability to suit you.
What's the use of missing so much pleasure ?    Get
j which will be more convenient to the , Brown sugar, 3tbs. ...
| camp. He will drive a   short    cross   Syrup, maple, bottle
Enderby—Word  was reveived in En-
cut tunnel to get to the vein.     This Syrup, gallon   1.7508.00   derby on Sunday that     Donald Mat-
work  will   keep him going until there Honey, comb, per Ib  .30
is slacking enough to get his   cable Honey, Ub. jars 25® .35
: from  town    out to the     mine.     The I PLOUR
towers are ready and  when he   gets Robin Hood   2.25
the tram up he will be ready to ship B. & K   Bread Flour   2.15
, ore.—Omineca Herald.
Victoria—Mr.   J.   W.   Junes,
of Kelowna,  spent yesterday
Tues. 20 —C.P.R. vs Bus.-men
Wed. 30.—Fire hall A. vb Fire hall B.   Butter,  creamery
Five Roses, 	
Lake of the Woods, bag
Royal Household 	
Purity Flour 	
King's, Quality 	
in the
liieson of Hullcar, reeve of  Spullum-   city, a guest at the Empress     hotel,
cheen municipality, hud met   witb   a  "nd culled upon  thc premier and   an
fatal accident on Saturday night.   It 'old friend  in    the person     of     Hon.
seems thut Mr. Mathicson   had   beea   Price Ellison,  minister     of     finance.
.   into Armstrong on Saturday     after-  Mr-  Jones is well  pleased, coming aa
*"y. ' noon and  when  returning  alone     it   he does from the heart of one of   tha
3 ! appears that  the team bolted.     The   greatest  orchard  sections of the pro-
Wed. 6.—J.B.C. vs C.P.R.
Pri. 8.—Fire hall A. vs B. of D.
Tues. 12.—Bus.-men vs Fire hall B.
Wed.  13.—Govt, vs C.P.R.
Fri. 15.—J.B.C. vs Bus.-men
Tues.  19.—Fire hall A. vs Govt.
Wed. 20—Fire hall B. vs. J.B.C.
Fri. 22—B. of D. vs C.P.R.
Tues. 2d.—Bus.-man vs B. of D.
Wed. 27.—Fire hall A. vs J.B.C.
Fri. 29.—Pire hall B. vs Govt.
Tues. 2.—Bus.-men vs Govt.
Wed. 3.—Fire hall A. vs C.P.R.
Fri. 5.-B.  of D. va J.B.C.
Tues. 9.—Fire ball B. va C.P'R.
Butter, dairy, per lb. ...
Cheese, Canadian, per Ib.
Cheese,  Can.  Stilton, Ib.
Cheese, Imp.  Stilton, lb.
| Eggs, local new laid, doz.
Parsley, per bunch 	
Dry, onions, 5 lbs. for
(Cabbage, local, each ...
N'ew Potatoes, tb	
Lettuce,  tb	
! Tomatoes, tb	
New  Carrots,  tb	
Turnips, per Ib	
Sweet Potatoes,   libs, for
Celery, per tb	
harness broke and the deceased was vince with the manner in which the
thrown heavily, striking his head ' campaign to market British Colum-
agalnst a stone on the road. The bia apples succeeded, and in particu-
team went to the Mathieson ranch . lar he is proud of the fine achieve-
und Mr. Mathioson, Jr., immediately ment of provincial growers in carry-
® M went in search of his father, finding '"K off so many prt7.es at the famous
bim as stated, lying in the road. He apple show held so recently at
was still breathing. Help was secured   Spokane.
and the  unfortunate gentleman  mov- \	
cd home, but he died before medical      w.  J. Becker of Caron, Sask.,   has
aid could reach him.    The late     Mr.   received a letter from his son,   C. J.
.10® .15
.02 J
.02 J
Notes from the cTHines
Fire alarm signals are given thus.
Two strokes, interval five seconds,
four strokes. Box 21. No of box will
also be shown  on  indicator    at   fire  O0(l00o fect' of hemlock     anQ    SprUce
Retail liquor licenses in Greenwood
may be reduced from •'•'800 to $100 a
A series of nigger minstrel shows
have been hitting some of the Kootenay and Boundary towns lately. It
never rains hut it pours.
Hon.  W.  R.  Ross states that 200,-
Mathicson was a man about 65 years Becker, who is a member of the Can-
of age, and was one of the pioneers ' adian contingent now in England,
of the Okanagan valley, having been I te. Becker repeats the stories of the
a resident in the district for the past mutilation of Belgian children by the
35 years or more. He leaves a widow ' Germans, and also adds that one of
und one son and two daughters to ' th* Belgians who became a prisoner
mourn his loss. cad both hands and feet cut off after
bis capture, and has since died.     In
Ten men from  Nelson   have     been   one of the villages     near    Salisbury
drafted  into  the  Grand  Forks sharp-   camp there ure several Belgian child-
shooters in order to   bring   that or-   ren     who     were     mutilated by  the
ganization up to its full strength.        ! enemy.
timber has been    sold to the     B.  C.
A smull force of men in charge of
A.J. Becker, has heen put to work
at the Lucky Jim mine.
P. H. and Mrs. Ahier, of Enderby,
were visiting in New Denver last
week. Mr. Ahier was at one time
manager of the Idaho-Alamo mine.
The coal mine at Princeton is shipping 120 tonB of coal a day. The
Daly Reduction works at Hedley
takes jo tons daily and several carloads a week are shipped to Spokane
.and Vancouver.
Ike Lochccd, of Princeton, bwas a
visitor at Slocan lake points laBt
week. He and Jack Evans came
down from Farwell (Revelstoke) in
18--5 looking for placer ground. He
wns again in the Slocan in 1801. His
partner, Evans, died in New Denver
and his was tbe first funeral held in
the New Denver cemetery
The Hewitt continues to send high
grade zinc to the States and ships
an occasional car ol lead ore to the
Consolidated M. & S. smelter at
W. R. Salisbury, lessee of the H.B.
mine ut Salmo has shipped to date
over 250 tons of zinc ore from that
property to Perdue, 111, to the Mineral Point Zinc Co.'s smelter. The
Empire Zinc Co., of Denver, Colo., is
the purchaser of the ore.
Practice signal.-Six (6) strokes of Sulphite Fiber Company, Limited,
bell slowly.                                                  | operating at Mill Creek, Howe Bound.
Testing   signal.-Three (3)    strokes The timbpr purchasea from the gov-
■ bell Blowly. ernment by the company consisted of
|   Fire  Out signal.-Two  (2)    strokes oight parceiS|     located    on  Seymour
of bell slowly. Inlet   Anmihite River, Knight's     In-
Defect signal.—One    (1)    stroke   of leti Big     Creek,     Johnstone Strait,
ell slowly. Vancouver Island; Eden Island, Thur-
FIRE BRIGADE NO. TWO low Island and on     Viscount Island.
Box  No .  II—Corner    First   street For stumpnge   ilone     the total esti-
McKenzie avenue. C. B. Hume & Co. mated revenue to the province   from
Box No   15.—Corner     First   street these sales is 888,869.     Thc company
and Rokeby avenue, also     pays     a     ground    rent which
Box  No.  16.—Corner  Second  street amounts to approximately *2000    per
The foece at the Standard has been
reduced. The Slocan Record says to
75 men. A Kasloite who waB at Silverton last week said that the total
crew employed is 78 men, while a
miner from the Standard is reported
to have snid that there are only three
or four men, while a handful of men
is emoloyed on a claim that the company is developing further up the
Not very much Is heard from Spokane lately regarding tho Rio Leasing Syndicate, which was planned to
tul<e over the property upon n three
year's leasn and some sort of a bond.
A party named .lames was sent tn
bers hy the Ho-ca'lled syndicate and
be started work, or Is reported to
have done so, with a few men. This
was .ippnnintly discontinued and Mr.
lames,  who  was  reputed to bl  a pi"
iiiiucnt shareholder in the syndicate,
lias  gone.
Hillcrest mine was the scene ol another fatal accident, when the lives
of two men were snuffed out instantly. Thc two men were William Thomas and Pacific Sinetta, and the
cause of the fatal occurrence was the
breaking of a rope cable on No. 2
The Bmelter people in the States
think that lead will hold at 18.50
and not he lowered in price. Copper has been 'in better demand in tbe
eastern markets, and it is hoped that
its price will soon be advanced. Zinc
has dlimbed 5c a pound. Silver will
show an improvement aB quickly as
trade to the Orient  is opened up.
One of the American Smelting and
Refining company's staff has been in
Germany recently and while on a visit
to the Utah offices of the company
told something of the metal situa-
tion in that country, says an Am-
i rii,in exchnnpp. He says that in
flermany tbey are working tbe copper mines dny and night nnd getting
out every pound of ore it is possible to mine. The demand is so
great that the supply is altogether
inadequate, and the mines will be
nlnle only to supply a very small p.>r-
t ion of the requirements. It Is repeated in Berlin thnt 35c. a pound
was being paid for the metal. Even
under normal conditions Germany Un-
Road    and    Opera   year.  The revenue from royalty   will
'total 875,1100.
and   Government
Vox No. 17.—Corner Third street
und Campbell avenue, Globe Lumber
Box No. IS.—C. P. R. station.
Box No. 21.—Corner Filth street
and McKenzie avenue, Catholic
Bos No. 25.—Corner Sixth street
and Orton avenue, W. A. Foote.
Box No. 2b.—Corner Fourth street
and McArthur avenue.
Box No. 27.—Corner Fourth street
and Townley avenue.
Box No. 28.—Corner Second street
and Robson avenue, Mrs. Baker.
Box No. 31.—Fire hall No. 2.
Box  No.  35.—Hospital.
Box Noi 36.—Central School.
Box No. 37.—Selkirk School.
Box No.   14.—Fire Hall No. One.
Box No. 25.—Front street west,
rear C.P.R. bridge.
Box No. iti.—Corner King and
Douglas streets. Palace Meat Market.
Box No. 17 —Corner Second street
nnd Wales street, back of Onurt
Box Wo '* 'orner Third and
Charles streets. Cowan block.
Revelstoke Meat Market, Ltd.
Phone and Mail Orders Our specialty.    Phone 251
Don't forget to see us about your CHRISTMAS TURKEY before buying elsewhere, wc can save you money. The car load of poultry which
is due Friday is nothing but the best of fresh killed stock. The priceB
will  be low this year.
Ne\t week beginning Monday, everyone with every 25c cash purchase
or over will be entitled to n guess en a side of Christmas beef which
will be weighed and drawn for Christmas Eve at 1" o'clock. Winner
must be in the store nt time of drawing. If one or more guesses are
the same, they will be drawn [or 1st. 2nd, and 3rd prize.
1st Prize , 	
2nd Prize	
3rd Prize
12-pound Turkey
10 pound Goose
5-pound Duck
Revelstoke Meat Market, Ltd.
The jail at Fernie is doing n large
business, housing mostly prisoner! ol
war, vagrants and those desiring accommodation but lacking coin.
COPy«l5MT   UNDIKWOOO 4   lehOlRWOOO.  Kc>.
A French Ambulance Corps removing the wounded fiom a Iwttlefield r.AGE EIGHT
F. W. Fraser of Kelowna spent
Sunday at thc Hotel Revelstoke,
\V. s. James ol Glacier was registered at ths Hotel Revelstoki' on San
K    II.   Scott   of  Salmon Arm was    a
guest  at  Hotel    Revelstoke on Monday,
John Burns ol  Nelson    was regis-
■ ■   it  the King Edward hotel     on
John (.'aley of Arrowhead spent
Monday in town a juest at the King
Edward hotel,
The stores will  remain open during
S ear from Decemboi
21 t.e Uecembei  -4 inclusive.
J. D. Brown of Portland and V.L,
Arnold of Seattle were guests at the
King Edward bote] on Sunday.
F, W. Gravel >f Winnipeg came in
from the south on Monday and is registered at the Hotel  Revelstoke.
A jersey cow owned by W, 11. Pottrufl   which   has      been     milking   since I
last  May   Is   still giving 22 lbs.     of
milk daily, an excellent record,
The old  weather     has     made the
situation at the power plant     again i
ci Itlc il.  Ir Is feared that tbe     flume
may again  become choked and     the
power and light Bervii iaj  be     cut
Mrs, Cunningham Morris, with  her
little daughter, Ins left (or   the east,
ite  to  England,  to be near   her
I is!, ind, who lefl see  time   ago t..
■ • ival  resei ve  In   which   he
held a commission -is'lieutenant.
Vi.  M.  Lawrence  returned on  Mon
day   evening from Edmonton  where he
-.'.■•nt  t.i     attend     the funeral of bis
brother-in-law  .1. Telfer formerly    of
.  [stoke, win, was killed     In     an
utomobile   accident..   Mr,  Lawrence
state's that business seems   quiet    in
g iry   uni Edmonton.
In view of the fact tbat but one
.■ I ei iy this year intervenes be
- ■. •. Christmas Day and the following Sunday, em irdcr-in-councll has
■ C'■:■. passed il Victoiia declaring
Saturday,  Decembei   26, to be a p
holiday. Tins also   applies t" Saturday, January 2. 1915.
Santa  Clans   is  c   pected  to  pay his
annual visit tothe Methodist church,
Sundaj   bc!  m     >i   Decembei   23,  -
time brtwesen 7.30 p.m. and '■' o'clock.
Whilt    '.waiting his arrival  the    3U1
day school  scholars  will  gi' e   <n    interesting   enter- una \ 11
are requested to be early If they
a seat.
Owing to thi   f n1*   ■ ure
ects ol countries   now   at
r with Gr< al   Brita •    on
the through-
■   i
an   cm I
■   If, however, there-   ex-
■   *
to vote, I worn,
t ti •    • thv
.    .  .
C. F. Llndmark returned yesterday
irom a  visit   to tho coast.
W. S. LammerB of Chase was at
the Hotel  Hevclstoke on Monday.
,1. K. Wilson of Okanagan Landing
was ft the King Edward hotel ou
Rand Gibbons, of Alberni, a former
resident of Revelstoke, ie at the
King  Edward.
Fred Robinson and family left last
night for Victoria where they will
spend the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Douglus of RocU-
haven were nt the King Edward
hotel on Monday.
Among tbe guests at the Hotel Revelstoke on Sunday was W.M. Saunders  of   London,   Eng.
While at the coast H. M. Parry
met R.C. Scruton, formerly of Re-
velBtoke  who is  living  at   Vuucouver.
Last   night was  the  coldest      night
ol the year, the thermometer   at the
court  house registering    seven  below
R, Italian! and ,J. Shaw were
among the exhibitors at the provincial poultry show at Vernon last
\iiaiiig the guests at thc King Edward     hoU'l     on     Monday were A.
ber of years he was iu business in
Kamloops, and had thc reputation
for doing the highest standard of
work, but of being exceptionally
quick at repair work,  or wiring.
Sleeper for South
Picked Up at Kamloops
A change was made laBt week in
the passenger service between Van
couver and Arrowhead. The Vancou
ver-ArrOwhead sleeper which original
ly started from the former place is
now picked up at Kamloops and the
Bleeper leaving Arrowhead remains In
Revelstoke over night and goes to
Kamloops on No. 3 in the morn'iug.
Victoria is Reached
by Dr. Dawson
Dr. Dawson, who delivered a lecture
in Revelstoke while passing through
the city on his tramp round the
world, bus now reached Victoria.
Mayor Stewart of Victoria presided
on Thursday evening at the locturo
given at the Alexandra Club by Dr.
Dawson, who is walking around the
world in ten years for a wager. The
athletic doctor gave a stirring and
interesting account of his adventures,
which ire mow drawing to an end.
His route took him through Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China,
indo-China, Thibet, Northern India,
Afghanistan, Turkestan, Siberia,
Russia, Austro.Hungary, Switzerland,
Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal,
Prance, Belgium, England and Canada.
Although the doctor is now perfectly tit and looks none the worse for
his experiences, he has been through
some very hard times. In Eastern
by Eldersheim, on the life and times I Canada last Winter he hud his feet
of Jesus, also to J. McLundie for frozen and gu,-fercd severely from hun-
the book by F. Robertson, "Sermons ,.,,,.. i,, Siberia not only was he Chas-
on Bible Subjects." All men are made |ed ny wolves, but spent forty-three
welcome at the     weekly Bible Study,days  In  prison     through  getting  in
Books are Donated
to V. M. C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. is indebted to   J.
Cordon  for his gift     of two volumes
■Thomas, "vV. Harding, H. Harding and   class, held  every Friday evening     at Itrouble with a drunken  Russian
A.  Parker of Glacier. |".15 o'clock.  The  subject  for Friday j &cer. He finds the cost of living
B, Tremble of Revelstoke, is in town
supervising the  placing of the     pile
driver that will  be used on the    piers
and  approaches ol the new bridge.—- j
Golden  Star.
II.   M.   Pari v   chiel  of police,     has j
returned     from     New     Westminster
whither he went to take a prisoner to i
the penltentiarj   who had been     sentenced to a term   of two years     for
Anyone having clothing that might
bo useful for children In di 3tltuto
circumstances is reque teed tee 'leave
it at tin' police station. It is required for children living soutl ie',wil! be Provlded
tl •■ ity who are In pi or circum
next is "Nehemiah the prophet."
Schools Close Friday
For Christmas Holidays
The public schools will close on
Friday for the Christmas holidays.
Owing to the financtall situation it
! as been decided not to hold the exhibition of cbildrens work which bad
been planned and for which it had
been Intended to ofler prizes, but in
semie of the rooms Christmas trees
ud the cbildrens'
work during the term will be dis-
playe I.   Phi   school board will
Bomewhat high, especially in comparison with some of the Asiatic
countries he has traversed where living only cost him a few cats a day.
Remember the date of visit of Dr.
Taube, eye sight specialist, ho will
he at F. G. Bews jewelry store on
Saturday December 19th.
1015  Pocket  Diaries  on     sale     at
Bews' Drug Store.
Our coal burns best, Palace Livery.
Thousand? of Christmas cards to
choose from at Macdonalds Drug
OALT COAL burns all night. Re-
vclHtoke General Agencies,  Limited.
Four chairs, no long waits at Mac-1    Hn8 y°ur watch stopped?    It needB
donulds the antiseptic barber shop.    lexI)Crt attention. Bring it to Burba's
und take no chances.
You  will not  be    disappointed     if
Tho vory beBt ice at the Y.M.O.A.
rink. Open on Thursday.
Splendid ice nt the  Y.M.O.A. rink,
What time is it please? If Guy
Barber lUes your watch you noed not
ask the policeman.
Sets of Meccano for boyB at Macdonalds Drug Storo.
Leave your watches, clocks aud
jewelry, repairs with F. G. Bows.
They will receive hia personal attention and satisfaction  iB  guaranteed.
Princess Mary gilt book at Bews*
Drug Store.
The Y. M. C. A. rink is tho place
where you will enjoy your Bkute.
>ou  try the Y.M.O.A. rink.
Gramaphones and recordB Ior Xmas
presents,     Victor     and    Edison     at.
Get a RevelBtoke  Calendar for 35c.   Tournors Rtudi0.  First street.
views of Revelstoke  at      MacdonnldH      ,,,    . _    ,   lM „,, ,„_„„
. _ |    Skating.   Have your  skates sharpen
ed ut Sid Humphrey's as we are go-
BANKHBAD BRIQUETTES BORN;,      to lmve  Bome  Rne Bkattng     this
nE3T- 'year.
Prompt delivery of coal or    wood,,    Km,,ty  Holly  Boxes,  tissue   paper,
Palace  Liverv.
lull  colors,   decorations  etc.,  nt  Mac-
Select line of China ware at How-1 donulds Drug Store.
Skates to  tit    everyone    at Bourne
Look prosperous, never mind    hard   Bros,
times    by    patronizing      Macdonalds
Religion Not Indifferent
to Good Government
In the Presbyterian church on Sunday evening Rev. J. W. Stevenson
spoke on the subject "Do tlie People
Want a Better City," taking as his
text Jeremiah 5, 31, "And my people
love to have it so." He spoke of the
awful picture set forth in the Chapter
visit  where the prophet announces the im-
ie   ichools on Thursday  morning.
The  ladies  of   the  Vi   C. T   '     are
making   up  a  bundle Ig    fl '
some poor children and     .vould     be
glad if anv   me bavin I itblng,
it to the home of     Mi      fones,  Mc
■  ths putl
ton depot    on     '
adian      P i railway  last
dosed the 9ta(
;  mpart, ai td with the
The ,i."
-•   ■
. jotenay
Former Golden Resident
to Face Firing Squad
uskie" De Pretto, a one-time re-
sident of Golden, will    be shot     to
death  in the     State  prison  of Utah
1915,  -   ■      be Saturday
.  ot Chicago.
Li-  l'retto
. different ' ran
\,;icry. At the timi  the
-t office and  P. Burns
Empress Theatre
-   |       Ir.
* >r aa
Ki'.ni ■■
■ excit-
BV61       how:.,
come        I t   !•'.  ,
sode in 2 parts.      \
in 2  parts,      Great    Ni I
CS. Bedel,
Tor thai 1. ■. The LInem in and
the Reporter. The Fear, cowboy comedy.
BATURDAY. 'Matinee 2.30) By
The Suns Rays, ir 2 parts.
Hole *in the Garden Wall. A
R-.iral Love Adair. Animated
Weekly, all the latest news.
Strand Wnr Series, showin.
the latest news from the front.
The azaai
church T
■   3   '-'
r  •
V •
■   I
landing overthrow of Jerusalem ou
account of its guilt, ami deplores the
fact that the people love to have it
bo. The question was, did the people 'if RevelBtoke want things us
they were or did they want a cleaner
city with a more wholesome moral
atmosphere. The city had been advertised as a tourist centre, but how
did they expect tourists to patronize
the dity while present conditions were
tolerated. He said that some men
would say that the pulpit had no
right to discuss .such matters, but
he did so from a sense of duty, be-
' e ise be believed that religion could
not afford to be Indifferent to the
cause of good government, what
were the churches for. if they did
i,  it    ** red   cot prodiic men who stood for civic
-  interested  in the  righteousness,  We must have men   of
report   clean Wves and clean motives, lf such
men did not offer themselves   for the
• ,..   service of the city then    it was     the
I men who had high ideals   to
Fl md    serve.      The speaker
say that the present   ad-
r.   on   a   ministration     had      done much that
iOt   could  be commended,  but what     ha'l
Th.i   the better the     morals     nf
for  the citv   Why did the people ait still
and tolerate the    present     state    of
were men and women in
elieved In segregation,
ence of    coram Bstons
Itlgated   the   matter,
. my     system    except
But   apart    from
ivol Canada said
sd, and no
oner ...   , olice     bad
thl e   ' ,,„,!
pinl   i.        They
the law ,i
barber shop, next to P. Burns.
Don't hnve your watch ruined.
Bring it to Barber's and got it a
new  lease on life.
Eighty-five per cent of headaches is
the result of eye strain so if you
have any eye trouble at all it
would he to your advantage to consult Dr. Taube at F. C. Bcwb jewelry store on Saturday, December 19,
Dry Birch .md Cedur any length at
Palace Livery.
All the new books for thc year juBt
the thing for nice Xmns presents at
Macdonalds  Drug  Store.
If you are looking for a snap     in
dishes look at  Howson's prices.
Lump or nut coal nt Palace Livery.
Cbildrens hair cutting u specialty
at MacdonaldB the antiseptic barber
Volumes of all the poets, nicely
padded at Macdonalds Drug Store.
Bews' Drug Store, for gifts of
every description. Open every night
till   Christmas.
The Indies of the Relief Society will
be pleased to receive old or new magazines to be sent to the guards along
the lines of communication. The literature may he left at A.E. Kincaid's
oflice. t.f.
■       HI   •* lie    l|l.'
■Star Br
m i'ii- th
|        |
neverthel       |  I u After
(nven  years this itranger hns    come
bat k   to   Ri   '    t-i.no.   his name  is peg
Marc.     ind    i i,nrk     to
and   within   tl
-ei  enforced,
ed  n 1 ,],, tbeli
■—"I     Instructloni
l<e  these th,,
■ ' ■ a e,f them
•   Bul these
ibllc  opinion did
'   .        nt   conditio
II   rttl   some    -ef
'     ■ellle'el,      (1„,|      ,-<„,, ,|.:,
*      *   thai   ei    oral    noi    en.,ugh
If you want a good skate try the
\.M.C.A. rink.
All goods purchased nt Bews
jewelry store, engraved free of charge.
F. G. Bews is* giving the lowest
prices on all lines jewelry, silverware, cut glass,  etc.  etc.
See Bourne Bros, 'if you need
The Y.M.C.A. skating rink will open Thursday  night.
Reliable canvassing salesman nnd
salesladies in every town to sell high
cIubs household novelties on commission. Liberal offer made to hustlers
write Northwest Novelty Company,
304  Rogers  Bldg ,   Vancouver,  B.  C.,
D 2Hpd
WANTED.—Typewriting, Apply A. J..
WANTED.—Maternity    nursing.    Mr*.
Alice l.cc,  in Fourth street tf.
FOR SALE.— Young Berkshire Pigs.
W.H.  Pottrufl, Phone OM. tt
Delicious Boston baked 1 eans by nn
American cook who knows how.
Plain and fancy cooking of all kinds
i Also will do plain sewing by day   or
Call tip Palace Livery for lump   or '    _,    .,       .,,   , ,a   q„
t „    ,       a .     ... .' , at home.    Mrs.  Southworth, 118   He-
nut coal, nnd dry birch and cedar nny e „. „,      Tv>in^
length, Phone 201. 1 «"«> str"rt w'st* rn'in° ^     ™™
Parisian Ivory White Goods
The largest assortment of this tasty line of Roods ever
shown in Revelstoke.
Genuine Parisian Ivory Hnir Brushes $3.00 to .$5.00 each
Genuine Parisian Ivory Mirrort-—All Prices
Genuine Parisian Comba 75o., $1,25, $1.50
White Manicure Boxes and Set* 75c. to $5.00 each
White Traye $1.00, $1.25 to 94 OOeach
jfJF~ We can have any of these lines engraved for you
gtf       in any color or gold lettering with little extra
cost, and ready the same day.
the li ii. tion of the police
bul tbe people   mail
i ■ oleaned
elect   clean, public
tuld Hr* court
work with   the     Lawrence Hardwai and    then   see
company,   tnd  handle  theti   electrical   i     -   n                    Ifli   lute      dan     to it that they carried oul the wiih-
■rhlcb  is   ini  ee li •     bvotj   cartridge und only tl I   if the   nople   The blame mutt ul-
who    has ti lank cartridge     A   innately rest with the citizeni th<sm-
mark  Is placed  .,.-r thi     prlaooWe   selves,   unless  thev   had   dune    every
Men's lies for Xmas (is
WE have gathered from all quarters and soon   they
will be! distributed to all quarters.   We never had
such a beautiful range, and never secured such values for
our customers.
Our 50t ru{e is a wonderful line
It comprises stripes, fancy figures, plain baratheas and poplins, of which the best thought of, are the open ends. These
arc made with the patent sliding band, so that it runs easily
on the closest double collar. At 75c. there is another splendid lot featuring pinproof, increasable baratheas, in open
end style, and new shadow florals and dark Persian effects.
Other Ties, $1.00, $150 and $2.00
A Fancy Box given with every Tie-
A i ■     Mr.  Marcus bai bad  ai
Bive experience m the elei ti leal Mini
hiss hnvltig worked  in  many
holding goi e]  po 11 lone,    For
cities,  heart   tnd the' fli ,t thi-
a num   target
thing in *hoir power to produce
hi   conditions.
What more welcome (lift for a woman
than a pair of Evening Slips?
EveningSllppera In satin, color-u, black, blue, white, pink and lavender  $3.75, 1.00, 4.51), 5.00, 5.50 and H.OO
Evening Slippers In patent leather, Spanish, Cuban and low heels	
 $4.00, 4.25, 4.50, 5.00, 5.50 and 8.00
A great variety in velvet suede and French kid from $1.95 to 5.00
For Rubbers, OvinhoM, Cardigans,  LcREints


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