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Chief lumbering, railway, raining, agricultural and navigation centre between Calgary
and the Pacific ocean.
The Mail-Hepald
Published twice weekly—Read
by everyone—The recognized
advertising medium tor the
city and district.
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Vol. 22-No  3
$2.50 Per Year
H. Manning Claims School
Board Has  Been
Much  Jtfork  at   Cemetery
Last Year, Says Aiu.
To u well attended meeting held in
the "city hall last night Mayor 11.
McKinnon explained the tiuanccs ot
the city and answered several ques-
tions put to him by the audience. Un
the platform with him were Aids. Mc-
Borley, Bourne und Hell.
The mayor said that after a stringent yeur the council wished to give
au account of its (stewardship. (July
it per cent of the taxes hud beeu
"collected this year, but the city's
work hud been carried on. A tax sale
bud been necessary to cleur up Certain difficulties. Police court hues
were ? 130U less than last yeur while
police expenditure was greater, due
to the previous police commissiou
having engaged extra policemen who
were not laid olf until this fall. The
council had taken over a loan of
fc'5000 from last yeur, had borrowed
$25,000 against taxes and *:!0,000' to
huish the bitulithic pavement, The
pavement loan did not meet expenditure by $7,lHX' which came out ol
general revenue but was guaranteed
liy debentures and which would cover
thc over draft.
A note iu the bauk for >1U,1)00 on
account of the sewer system which
had been carrier) for four or live years
had been pa'id oil. There bud beeu u
deficiency iu thc sewer schedule prepared in l'JUT. The council hud lound
the sewer pipe detective and had put
in WOO fe88t of new sewer this year
out ol general revenue. The council
wus trying to '.ret the sewer system
in  proper condition.
it wus [ound that the only way to
protect the pipe line and dam ut the
power plant wus to build a retaining
wall und fill In a hole. This hud been
nearly completed when high water
came. The wear on the green cement
wore a piece oil ..nd another 90 leet
bad been cut in thi3 fall. If the work
was completed iu the spring the dam
would be m L-ood shape. A new unit
had hem (ound necessary and a $40,-
tlUO by-law hud been pussed. There
was a big difference iu the price of
European mid Canadian machinery
and owing to the price aud design
thc turbine uud been ordered in
Switzerland. The war broke out and
shipment wus delayed and consequent
ly the plant had not been installed
uud recent trouble ut the plant had
been due to that.
Twenty of M block's of cement side-
wulk hud been built at fu cost ot
$10,793.75 which was covered by debentures. A petition had been presented for the construction of bitulithic pavement and thc work was undertaken. After the curbs and gutters had been constructed tbe company could not get money and $20,-
OtHI had lieen borrowed from the Molson's bank.
The street work h id been done liy
t.he prisoners as economically as possible and much good work had heen
done, rin' policy of the council had
been to build eine good road in each
direction  and  Fourth  street  bad  been
macadamized lor several blocks.
Tbe council hnd asked the scbool
board to economize and the trustees
bad met the council. The council had
agreed that there was no way in
which school expenditure could be reduced. There bad been an iucreuse of
5*4,009 in the school expenditure
which was equal to tho increase of
taxation of two mills. He said this
with no intention of criticising thc
school board. Tho number of children
was increasing rapidly as was the expenditure.
It bnd been impossible to finance
the city and avoid over drafts at the
rate tuxes bad been paid. There was
a difference of $8,000 between the
amount ol school taxes collected witu
the government grant and the school
expenditure, and this bad been provided oul "f general revenue.
ll. Manning, chairman ol tha school
board, said thai economj bad heen
a Hi'iiniiH consideration with the
board, lie appreciated the mayor's
remarks and wished ihe same   spirit
(Continued (Jn 1'ago Four)
Financial    Statement   of   St.
Peters Church Satisfactory
—Votes of Thanks
Assessment Appeals
Are Decided at Nakusp
The annual meeting ol the vestry
of St. Peter's church was held at
the rectory on Wednesday evening. A
highly satisfactory financial statement was presented a, ri. J. I'arker,
peoples warden. The following otlicers
were elected:
Hec' jrB wardeu, C. M. Field.
Peoples wardeu, H.  J. I'arker.
Vestry ('erk, W. Hurdman.
Oo'~' -.ctee: U. J. Annan, T. Kii-
im ..ck, H. M. Parry, ti. Wady, H.
H. McVity, J. Purvis, Dr. E. H. S.
McLean, W. Hardman and T. li. L.
Lay delegates to synod, C. M.
Field, H. J. Parker and H. H. McVity.
The report of W. 11. Wallace as
delegate to synod last year was read
nnd he received tbe thanks of the
meeting. Votes of thanks were passed
to the rector, to the wardens, the
choir, the womens auxiliary, thc Sunday schoo teachers, committee, and
to tho hoys and girls Bible classes
for money donations.
In his report, Rev. C. A. Procunier
stated that there had been 10 funerals, 15 weddings, KI confirmations
and 19 baptisms. Over $600 was raised by a special campaign fund.
0. M. Field presided nt a court   of
I revision and appeal of assessments ln
I the Revelstoke district at Nakusp on
1 Tuesday. The lollowing appeals   with
the names ol uppellants property and
decision,  were  decUded:
Walter Scott, Block 1 of Lot 7105,
t!. 1, K.D. changed from reall property assessment of $5,500 to wild
land at  $3,000.
E. W. Somers, Lot 7682, G. 1.
changed from wild land to real pro-
' perty, assessment $1200.
Henry Miller, Lot '.16, Arrow Park,
assessed at WO, assessment to stand
John Fessor, Blocks A, 4, 18, 19 of
Lots 7695 and S'187, O. 1, assessed at
$l'50f'e,  assessment to stand.
Walter Williams, Blocks 11 and 20
ol Lot 7(i'.i5 and 8687, G. 1 assessed
ut $10Oii, assessment to stand.
L. B. de Veber, Lots 150, 160, 161,
17n, ITS, 179, 181, Arrow Park, S. D.
I't. Lots 873 and 421.9, G. 1. assessed ut  $5700; assessment to stand.
Edward I'ligb, Blocks 7 and 22 of
Lots 7095 and 8687, G. 1. assessed at
JfSC'0;  assessment to stand.
C. S. Ball. Blocks 1 und 19 of Lots
0552, 7536, etc. G. 1. assessed at
$1500;  assessment to stand.
Leslie H. Trussell, Lots 6 and 7,
Block 2. West Arrow Park; reduced
from 8300 to $275.
J. Naylor, Lot 101, Arrow Park,
assessed   at   $sihi,    assessment    to
It. Vi. Ashworth, Block 2 of subd.
ol Lots 0552, etc., assessed at $5110;
assessment  to stand.
H. C. Harder, Blocks 3 and I of
I't. Lot 4274, di, 1. assessed at $1200
assessment to stand.
L. F. McDougald, Lot B130., G. 1.,
assessed at, $1000; assessment to
L. F. McDougald, Blocks 2, 8>. 4,
6 of Lot 8156, assessed at S*5800; reduced to $3500,
S. Hall, Blocks 6 nnd 14 of Pt.
Lot 373, G. 1. assessed at 82600, to
i.tand as wild land, assessment reduced to $-'2011.
Thos Rushton, Blk. 1 of Lot 8129,
assessed at $ll]0ll, assessment to
Margaret F. Dean, Block 7 of Lot
!>73, assessed at $1000', assessment to
Mrs. C. Olendenning, Block 8563.
assessed at $1000, reduced to $3000.
Block 8or'4, assessed at. $12,000, reduced to $l'0y000.
H. and M. Bird, Blocks 1 to 6B; S
to 31B, Inc. Pt. Lot 373, G. 1. as
sessed at $17,000, real property
changed to wild land at $lfl,00n.
Wm. Manchline, Block 17, Lot 373,
assessed nt $250, assessment to stand.
Two New Candidates for Alder-
manic Honors—Contest
in Ward Two
Diver  May   Be   Needed To
Examine Broken
Electrical   Superintendent
Explains Condition of
Power Plant
Aid. Needham Will  Advocate
Payment of Aldermen-
Final Session
At the last meeting of the city
council for 1914 held on Thursday
cvsning warm tributes to the good
work performed for tbe city by
Mayor McKinnon were unanimously
paid  by  the  aldermen  present.
His worship in bringing the session
to a conclusion thanked the aldermen
lor the support they had given him
during the past year and for the efficient manner in which the various departments hud been managed. He
was pleased witb the year's financial
statement. The various departments
had been kept within their est.mates
and some were much less. He thought
that the council had done good work
nnd had acted for the city to the
best of its judL-mant. They had had
tbeir differences, but thnt was only
to be expected and he believed that
they were all better for the information they" bad gained. The financial
statement was an Improvement over
that of last year although the year
bad been one of the worst in the
history of the city. He was sorry
that the new machinery hnd not been
obtained for the power plant but
tbey had no control over the wur
which had prevented the successful
completion of thc lirhting system.
It would probably be completed this
year and the money was already in the bank ready for the next i
council. Mnny matters had been elear-
i d up. The $10,000 note on the sewerage system had been paid off. There
was a S7.00" overdraft but he believed that it was justified. He had
promised to put the finances of the
city in proper position and he believ.
ed that things were in good shape except for the unmarked checks which
j had been mentioned. This was no
fault of the council. He was [(leased
with the years work and he thanked
the council nnd the press for their
Aid. McSorley believed that a good
gear's work ha 1 been arromplisheel
nnd that civic affairs hnd been well
j handled. This was lue chiefly to the
interest taken l.\ thi v<>r nnd to
his bar.I work for the city. He regretted tl al v M Klnoon would
not be with  next year's council.
Aid. Bell also     expressed satisfnc-
(Continu. I  on Pa^e    Four.)
Beautification  of  City-
Lighting and Completion of
Auto Road Discussed
At a meeting of the board of
trade held in tbe city hall on Thursday evening a resolution was passed
approving a letter which had been
sent to R. F. Green, M.P., thanking
l.i m for his services in securing from
the government the appropriation for
tbe mattress work now being undertaken on the Columbia river bunk. A
committee will be appointed to ask'
the citv council to arrange lor tho
lighting of the automobile road ou
Mount Revelstoke and a letter will
ce sent to R. F. Green, M.P., asking
him to urge upon the government the
desirability of completing the road. '
The beautitication of the city and
other mutters of interest were dis-'
A. J. McDonell brought up the ;
question of advertising the park and
a resolution was adopted instructing '
the secretary to write to tourist associations giving them full details ot |
the attractions of the city.
A committee consisting of W. Bews .
A. J. McDonell, Vi. H. Wallace and
H. H. McVity was appointed to interview the livery automobile owners
to arrange for a standard price (or
trips to the park and up tbe Columbia und other roads.
A. B. McLeneghan stated that the
road to the approach of tbe mountain was in bud condition and a
committee will be appointed by the
chairman to see what could bc done '
to Improve it.
On the motion of I. I). Sibbald jr. '
u committee consisting of W. M.
Lawrence, A. J. McDonell, A. B. Me
Cleneghan, 0. R. Macdonald uud T..
Kllpatrlck was appointed to draft
a letter to R. F. Green, M.I'., asking]
bim to urge upon the government '
the necessity for completing the |
automobile road.
The feeling of thc meeting was j
that owing to the Panama oxposl-
tion many tourists will be pnssing '
through the city this year but that '
owing to the war many appropria- |
tions would not be granted which
made it more necessary to urge tho
government to do everything in its
A. J. McDonell said that tho genual passenger iirenl of the Soo line
had  advertised  the  pi^rk  extensively
Mid that many tourists would be dis
appointed if the road were not in
condition tor use.
(Continued  on   (\k. e  Four)
Marked Checks Only Will Be
Accepted as Payment
of Taxes
E. A. Muckenrot is in the field for
election as alderman in ward oue,
uud A. E, Kincaid in ward 2. This
will mean a contest iu ward 2, where
Aids. Bell and Smythe are already
in the field, lu ward 1 there are two
candidates. In ward 3 the Candidature of Aid. S. Needham is not cer-
tuiti, us it is possible that thc ill
health of Mrs. Needham may be the
cause of Mr. Needham's withdrawal
from the field.
With nomination day on Monday
mid elections ou Thursduy it now
seems probable that the only contests will be tor the mayorality, for
which W. A. Foote and W. I. Briggs
ure candidates, and iu ward 2 for aldermen.
For the school board W. A. Sturdy
and A. Kenward will be candidates for
re-election. Tbe candidates who will
probably be nominated on Monday
Vi. 1. Briggs.
W. A. Foote.
Ward 1—E. A. Muckenrot, Aid.  J.
H. McSorley.
Wurd  2,—Aid.  G.  W.  Bell,  Aid.   Vi.
A. Smythe, A. E. Kincaid.
Ward  it,—Alel.  Bourne,      Aid.  Needham.
A.  Kenward.
W. A.  Sturdy.
of Valuable Services at
Old Town Fire
Property owners who     aro in     arrears in  payment of water nnd light
wins wui have the amounts charged j Fl™ Brigade Gives Recognition
uguinst their properties     and should
they  fail to  meet     current accounts
the water or light will     bc cut     off.
In cases where  delinquents   are   uot     At tne annual meeting of Fire Bri-
iroperty owners     the water or llfjlit  gllde No   :   held on Monday a   pre-
will be cut   off if they   fail     to   pay   Bentatlon of an iron cross wu6 made
tbeir, bills  promptly.  This  was      de-   to  John  Abrahamson,  an  ex-member
of tbe brigade, for his meritorious
und efficient services in suppressing a
lire in old town last full before the
arrival of thd brigade. The presentation was made ou behalf of tbe
brigade by Dr. J. H. Hamilton who
extollc I Mr. Abrahamson's valuable
The following officers were elected.
Chief S. Needham, assistant chiei, J.
Jamieson, secretary treasurer, T.
Steed, Capt. of hose, G. Rossi; Capt
of hook and ladder, -J. Halverson.
cided by the city couucil on Thursday evening on motion of Aid. McSorley seconded by Aid. Bell, ufter
consideration of a long list of accounts for water and light which the
city had heen unable to collect. lt
wus decided that the course adopted
was the only one by which the water
and light department could be put
on a  business busis.
Aid. Bourne thought that it would
be a hardship to cut the water oil
irom poor people. H	
Aid.   Needham  thought  that    those
in arrears shoiilu  not. lie  allowed dis-   received from.the city officials,
count ou current accounts. W.T. STEIN & CO., City Auditors
Aid.   Bell  thought  thc  council    was' Per Wm.  Gar.liner.
justified in trying to help people out      The city clerk suid that he had     a
of a hole. cheque  for   $50   which   bad   been    paid
Thc motion passed with Adds. Need-   under protest. He asked the council's
bam und Bourne dissenting. authority to cash the cheque.
The  debate  was  preceded      by      tho;     Aid.   Smythe   said   tliattheche.ni.es
bad  been  paid by lum  tor  license for
the Empress theatre, The government
[now collected, he said,      an     annual
presentation -.f the city auditors   rc-
i'orl   as follows.
This is to certify     that     wc   have ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
audited the books and  examined the license of  $100 and he did not think
records eif  the city for  the  year  end- the council  was justified  in collecting
Ing   Dec,   31,   1014.    The  electric  light nn   additional   license.      He     was      a
department has  taken credit for $10,- member   of   the   Moving   Picture     K\
999.08  for   municipal      purposes      as hlbltors'  association  and      paid     his
shown    in  cash    statement.  Deprecia- civic license  under  protest    a6     was
tion bus been written    off     buildings being done  I.y all other members   of
and  equipment. the association.
The books have been kept   in a very I The council decided that it was en-
Batisfactory manner and we tuke this titled to 'its license lee notwithstand-
opportunity of thanking the city bull nig thc action ol the government,
stalf for the assistance they gave   us ! A  discussion  followed  regarding ot-
in  getting out     the     various state- , tber  theatres    which  were  in  arrears
ments. for licenses and    water      and     light
We recommend the same system be rates and  it  was decided  on    motion
continued and further suggest     that of Aid. Needham that   they    Bhould
nil   accounts  and   tax   notices      have not he allow.. 1  |..    open      until      the
printed  footing  to  the  effect that all city's accounts bad  been  paid.   Some
monies be made by P.O.O. or marked ol the atflermen thought  that it was
cheques at par. This will obviate the unfair to the opera house   that     the
carrying  ol  the large     cash  balances Masonic hall should be permitted   to
as shown on  monthly statements. rent  lhe  building for  dunces  without
A.', our retirements   as    auditors paying a license,   but   it  was   found
have  been  completed  with  and      the that  it. would  he necessary to passu
statements are In our opinion correct bylaw before a license could be   col-
statements as show he   ooks ol ,	
the city us well  as from information (Continued on Page Four)
The following report ..n thc city electric department by C. North, superintendent,  wus    presented to the city
council on Thursday evening. The ccn-
j dition of the gas engine and     other
i interesting    mutters     are  explained.
'The report is as follows:
To His Worship the Mayor
1    and City Council,
City  of P.evelstoke,
Gentlemen,—I beg to submit the
following report of the Electrical
Department for the yeur  1914.
In   submitting  this report.  I      Will
endeuvor to ..-ive a brief record of the
operations and work carried out     by
tbis department lor the past yearV
Power Plant:
Thc number of interruptions to our
light and power service from causes
at the plant. Irom December 1st 1913
to November 39, 1914 were 2*; in
periods ranging from HI minutes to
in h.iiirs :'.'. mfffntes for a total of
PI hours, nut of this total -fi hours
were caused during li st February by
the turbines and pipelines becoming
choked with mud, etc: more recently
(from December Dth to 20thl we
have had Interruptions of the same
rnture, and in race e>( trouble during
zero weather to the turbine wl ich ig
almost in continui - service. we
have nothing reliable to put into Immediate as. [i ■ which I have
frequently reported.
In respect to the by-law which -.v,.?
passed early in the year foi the in.
Btallation •' anoi er turl Ine ami
generator. The contract was awarded
on May 1th last to Messi . Kscher
Wyss and Co., Zurich, Switzerland,
for the turbine, and te> the Canad
\v istini houso i '■... Hamilton, Ont.,
for the cenei  I th for  installa
tion withm five and ball months
fr.un date of awarding contract, however, conditions in consequence of
the i-: iro •■ in .-.. i has n idi it impossible to carry out the terms of
the contract, the latest advices we
have in connection with the turbine
is that it left Switzerland at
the beginning of December, anel
we are expecting t i proceed with the
installation of this early in tho
Bpriflg, Undoubtedly the Installation
of this ui It -a • ■ Iat • the
t roul • experlci ced  during
the past \e r as features are included
In tli. - cl cations foi I;, b t.e minimize the troubles we have encountered  with  the e\ist:nL-  unit.
Certain alterations and tbe addition nf a lamer blon ofl valve in
connection with the turbine installed
nre in hand which cannot be com-
i let-,I ".vin , to th necess1 ty of removing portions of th foundations
winch cannot safely be done wl
fiis machine is In opera!    •■
The racks it tbe headworks were
badly  staved      in during    lasl   Wh
usi below the maximum watei level,
which admitted several logs etc. that
were too large to get through the
blow-off, and was the cause >f un
avoidable Interruptions; these wero
repaired   and    a much     stronger job
dicattons dui Ing tl *  •■■. intOT it.
api • irs  thai   I must    st.li
be ! roken, whb h il Bible   to
ascertain ar the present i me, and it
may  i arj  to obtain the   *n-
\ices of a diver or construct u c lis-
son te, inspect and re,'air in t! e
Spring, although thc n aterl il we
I ive been getting Into the turbines
recently may have been on the Intake side of the rucks previous to
them being    repaired    which future
will  disc!..-'.
The   gas   engine   has   heen   in 0
tion 54 h'e.is during the past     year,
this was during the trouble we    had
Inst February, needless to say during
the r c nt  tronl le taken
to operate this, however, it vas
found thnt the tit ■• ol tb i watei
(which is ling     and
.. ,s   .....'     ,-. .     ,■ ,   oiij-l     1 '
lt was Impossible to use further-
■linre the building lo which the engl
I ( Continued on Page Four.) PAf! HI TWO.
We wish
to cyW	
Mcllwee & Sons  Sue  Foley
Bros, for $500, 000 Damage
Over Rogers Pass Contract
One of the biggest civil cases in thc
Vancouver courts, and which it Is
expected will occupy two weeks, is
now being heard by Mr. Justice Clement and two assessors, James Mac-
The defendants contend thnt they
were within their rights in cancelling
the contract as the plaintiffs were allegedly disobeying the regulations in
regard to the sup-fly and UBe of compressed air in the tunnel, thus d<8-
priving other contractors of thc
power supply. They also allege that
it is not possible for the plaintiffs to
claim bonus for rapid work until the
whole of the tunnel is completed, as
progress would he slower as the bore
went further into the heart of the
Experts  from  all  over    the    world
have been brought to Vancouver     to
give  evidence,  and  records and   sys-
a well known railway     con-   terns as made and supplied in   \lpine
and Alexander R.  McKenzie,   tunnel construction n,nd in other coun-
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Paid in
Reserve Fund
KDWARD HAY, General Manager.
WILLIAM MOFFAT, Assistant General Manager.
Savings Bank Department
Deposits of $1 received and interest allowed from date of deposit
Arrowhead Branch Revelstoke Branch
Shamrock Hams
and Bacon
Made from selected hogs—in the most modern plant in the
West Government inspected—approved by careful housewives everywhere. SHAMROCK IS THE SEAL OF SUPERIORITY, and this applies equally to Lard, Butter, Eggs,
Sausage—wherever it appears.
V.  Bodwetl,     K.O., arc thc, principal
counsel lor the defendants.
Callous Abandonment
of British Sailors
General Blacksmith
Light and heavy Wagons, light and heavy
Sleighs. Buggies, Cutters, Plows. Harrows
Farm Implements. Wwons made and ropnirsd
Agsnt for John Deere and Company andjlnternatlonal Harvester Co.;
Farm Implements
Do Tou Buy from Mdntyre's ?
Mixed Peels, fresh, per lb 25c
Dates, 2 lbs  25c
Fresh Ground Coffee, 3 lbs   $1.00
Dried Green Peas, 3 lbs  25c
Van Camp's Chicken Soup, per tin _ 15c
mclntyre «s> son
civil engineer, in the supreme   court,   tries will bc submitted ns well as ex-
and a host of expert witnesses are to   pert advice recarclin-.-     f"c     various
be culled.     The action is for $5-27,000   ventilating systems   in'.use on     such
damages brought, by James  A.     Mc-   works.
Ilwec, James J. Ilwce and   Raymond      g   g. Taylor, K.O., is appearing as
Mcllwee, of the firm of Messrs. Jame^  chief counsel for the plaintifls,     mnd
Mcllwee & Sons.  u'T.iinst     the     well   Mr.  E.  P.  Davis,   K.C.,  nnd Mr.    B.
known  railroad  contractors,    Messrs.
Foley     Bros.,    Welch  & Stewart,  in
connection with the boring of the live
mile Rogers Pass tunned for the Cnn-
nelimn  Pacific railway  under  Mt. Mac-
donnld in thc Selkirk range.
The defendants ure contractors in
chief and the plaintifls were sub-contractors. Sonic disagreement between
the parties led to the BUlh-COntractors
having their contract cancelled alter
they had been at work on the pioneer
tunnel for four or five months.
Thoy claim thut in conscience of
having their contract cancelled they
have lost a $250,000' bonus promised
them for carrying out the work at
the rate of over '.H'O feet month, and
also $250,000 alleged lost preetits on
their contract. They claim that they
were improperly deprived of thc contract after they had earned u considerable portion of the bonus.
The plaintifls are the largest tunnc
contractors on the continent and
operate chiefly in the Middle West
states, and of late have been doing
a good deal of tunnel work in Colorado. It is stated that they entered
into a contract with the defendants
to bore the pioneer tunnel.7x8 tothe
side of the main tunnel, which was in
order to enable the work to be pushed ahead on the main tunnel as at
Mirious 'intervals transverse tupnels
were cut to the main bore. The work
was also started at hoth ends. They
were not to bore the main centre
bending but only the main tunnel
'core Sxll, around which Foley Bros.,
Welch & Stewart wero to excavate
' to enlarge the bore to the size required for tbe completed tunnel. The
pioneer tunn?l and centre heading
were ol solid rock, nnd for the pion-
|ecr tunnel they were to receive $-0
per foot and for the centre heading
bore $22.50 per foot, with a bonus of
i'i,OOO per foot for every foot bored
i.mt   100  per  month.
Prioresses  Rapidly.
So  fast   wis the      work   prosecuted
tbat   before   the  contract   was      summarily  cancelled the    plaintifls     had
earned,    they     allege,     $350,000    In
bonuses,  baring in one  month   made
tbe we.rid record of 1,115 f"set    bored
in  one  month,   something  that      has
never been accomplished before    even
when borine from two faces.     In ad-
the      larre    tonuses being
earned,  owing to the*      new     methods
;',ege      that
making  ; le  profits.     No
•   hitr  profits
I ...
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T'pper photograph shows ficrman soldiers guarding an outpost In East
Prussia near the  Russian  border, passing the time by studying wnr pinnies
The lower photograph shows B German supply column making it*
ra]|  to the German base of supplies.
tun*,  w«re  •
Edward Veddor, a voting udventur-
oub American, thc son of parents of
German birth who live in Spokane,
was a member of the crew of the German cruiser Gneiseauu, recently sunk
in the engagement oft the Falkland
Islands, in a letter to hiB parents,
published by The Spokesmun-Rev*iew
of Spokane—which was probably the
last he ever wrote—young Veddor
tells of the cold-blooded abandonment
of the British sailors who survived
the foundering of their ships ofl Cor-
onel. This voice from the grave cannot be regarded as partial to the
British cause. Young Veddor was
Britain's active enemy, but be dis-
criminnted between war and massacre. This is what he said of the in-
famoiiB conduct of the Germans:
"We were cruising ofl tbe coast of
Chile when we sighted the four British ships. You know you can see a
ship n long time before it comes
close enough to hit, so we had plenty of time to clenr our ship for action. We have 8-inch guns, and that
was larger than they hod, so we
shot two o' them to pieces before
they could get within ranee of our
ships. After we hnd sunk two of them
the other two started to run away.
We run after them nnd shot one more
to pieces, but the other one was too
fast for ns, so it got away. When we
charged the two ships we had to run
right through the place where we
bad sunk the other two. There were
many  Englishmen    swimming around
• md hanging on to unvthing they
could. I know we ran over some of
them, and the rest were left to
drown. You know I do,not. beflieve 1
will ever get used to seeing men get
killed or to be shot while they are
down and out. While they fight I will
light as good ns any of them, but
when they are in the water I do not
like to see them killed."
There has not been a naval action
Of any importance since the war be-
iran in which German sailors hnve not,
l-een rescued by the British after the
German ships had hen sunk. The son
of V,.n Tirpitz, the head of the Oer-
n.in  fleet,  was  fished out ot  the wat-
• i during the battle oil Heligoland,
and his father was promptly notified
thai he had b^en saved. Even some of
officers a: 1 cr. w of ths
■-.an, who steamed over drown-
en, were saved wben their ship
■    ''.wn oil the Falklan Is   Such in-
prove that  while men of   thc
German navy  ■• n     be   ctiricnt     and
they 1  '■''■     till   te.   learn  that
not     Incompnt'blc     with
the succor of a fallen
il the Salmon Valley
Into competl
«   • imli sioners.
i  tbe    plot    ol   land
on  tbell     ..wn
mil • f one acre   tool
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H    is  gem r illy
•  • i sion vi-111     ac-
•   ■   rhallcni'. :        prOTC thai
i   tbe Inr
the   unsatisfactory
worWn •    ' ice in the   Cook
defend ■      I | land,   the clnld
their '     holidays  during
,. i ex cold snap
itpe and  sere ■ • '
, ,
They claim that thi re * ,» r,
.  to cancel the contract.
they charge thai the excuse given \.
,i  subterfuge   The., claim  thai    their
pr.dlfS   were   130,000   per   liK.nl i
from the bonus, and    .in- suing    f'.r
profits due under the conti
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Revelstoke, 21. C. Phone No. 8 SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 19*15
last Week's Increase
in Sugar Remnved
Sugar wh'ich increased ln price 10
wsnts a pound last week has dropped
to its former level, there being this
week a to cent reduction per 100 lbs.
It is now selling at 17.90 per 100' tbs.
The prices of all fruits Snd vegetables
remain the same.
Bananas, per doz - .40® -50
Lemons, per doz. » 40
Apples, new, 4 to Gibs. -25
Oranges, from  25 to .50
Jap Oranges, per box  70
Havel Oranges •■        50
Grapes, Malaga i    .25
Figs, cooking, --'lbs. for .25
Bates, Hallowi     2  lbs. for .-25
Bates, Furd, 2Ibs. for ... .35
Bates, Dromedary,  pkg.  .15, 2 for .25
Walnuts, California, per tb 35
Waflnuts, Grenoble,   '-25
Pecans, per tl)  .35
Filberts, per tl)  .25
Almonds, per tt  .25(9 -30
Brazils, per tb  -25® .30
Fresh killed beef, retail         .05@.27i
Pork,  retail   18® .25
Mutton,  retail       12i@ .25
Veal, retail  *      13|® .27
Hams, retail 25@ .30
Bacon, retail  28® .10
Lard, rebail  17® .20
Chickens, retail 23® .25
ausages, retail It® .15
Turkey, per Ib  .30
Geese, per Tb  .25
Ducks, per Ib  .28
100 lb. sack  7.90
Lump sugar, 2Ibs  .25
Gran. B.C.. 20 lb. sack  1.65
Brown sugar, 3Ibs. ....... .25
Syrup, maple, bottle   .60
Syrup, gallon      1.75@2.00
Honey, comb, per tb  .30
Honey, lib. jars 25® .35
Robin Hood     2.00
B. & K. Bread Flour   2.15
Five Roses  2.25
Lake of the Woods, bag 2.25
Royal Household      2.00
Purity Flour   2.25
King's Quality   2.15
Butter,  creamery    .40
Butter,  dairy, per tb 32® .35
Cheese, Canadian, per lb. .25
Cheese, Can. Stilton, lb. .30
Cheese, Imp. Stilton, Ib. .60
Eggs, local new laid, doz 60
Parsley, per bunch   .05
Dry, onions, 5 lbs. for .25
Cabbage, local, each ... .05® .10
New Potatoes, Ib  .02
Lettuce,  lb 10® .15
Tomatoes, lb  .15
New  Carrots,  Ib  .02J
Turnips, per lb  .02J
Sweet Potatoes, libs, for .25
Celery, per Ib       .5
Present Inw Prices
Cannnt Last Long
The present low prices for stock
cannot Inst long. A careful review cf
the world situation makes it clear
that thcre will be a shortage next
year. Europe is becoming seriously
depleted in both breeding and feeding stock. The United States, for
ten months of the current year, st
its leading markets is short 715,015
cnttle, 208,000 sheep and 1,894,91)9
hogs. Canada hns, as before stated,
heavily liquidated her breeding animals and, while it may possibly
maintain its quota next yenr of cattle and sheap, it is doubtful if more
than    seventy-five per cent     of     the
number of hogs will find their way
to market ln 1915, as compared with
the current year. It is, therefore, a
time for live stock men to stay with
thefir trade. Thc present tendency ls,
of course, nil the other way. A safe
harvest is likely to he reaped by
those who hnvo stock for sale next
year. Even bankers and business
men are of this opinion.
One word of advice is to be given.
Avoid marketing so far us it is at all
possible to do so during the period
of October 15 to December 15. This
is a time of the yenr when everybody else has stock for Bale. It is a
reriod when packcrB know that they
can fill their cellars with cheap ment.
These are the months when the surplus of the whole country finds its
wny to thc packing centres. It Is invariably the period of low priccB, uncertain markets and disappointing returns to the producers. Breed, therefore, to hnve your stock available for
sale at some other time of the year.
Take care to provide sufficient winter
fred that you may not he forced to
sell when the cold weather comes.
Above all, conserve your breeding
The Trail Fruit   Fair     association
has S92.r>0 in the treasury.
Tourist Traffic Will Be
Heavy Next Year
Victoria.—H. W. Brodie, general
passenger agent of British Columbia
and adjoining territory for the Canadian Pacific railway, predicts a great
tide of tourist travel during the coming year. "Already arrangements
have been made for holding 300 conferences and conventions at San
Franciaco next year. This will mean
that 600,000 delegates will travel
from points all over the United
States and Cunada to the Pacific
coast. An active campaign of canvassing has heen in progress by the
Canadian Pacific railway for some
time, and there is no doubt that a
large percentage of these travellers
will either come west by the Canadian
route, or return to their homes via
our road. Thousands of tourists will
be attrncted to British Columbia by
these means. Arrangements have already been made for speclnl trains
for mnny of the conventions. I am
fully confident thnt the Canadian Pacific railway Will have just as much
business ns it can handle with its
School Boys' Basket
Ball Schedule
Jan. 12—Whitewashers v. Eaby Giants
Dec. 15.—Prunes vs. Flyers.
Dec.  19.—Janes  vs.  Spitfires.
Dec. 21.—Baby Giants vs.  Spitfires.
Dec. 24.—Flyers vs. Whitewashes
Dec. 2*.—Janes vs. Prunes.
On Wednesday evening, December S
the teams lined up for volley ball at
the Y.M.C.A., as-follows:
French Recruits.— W. Legallaia
(Capt.) Dr. Heard, J. L. Hay, A
Ross,  J. C'ouling, George Menne.l.
Scotch Reserves.—N. R. Brow*,
(Capt.) John Little, Vi. Veith, A. C.
Haddon,  J. B. Ross, D. Twiss.
The game was fast and interesting
all the way through, with the following result- French Recruits, 2;
Scotch Reserves 1.
Corporation of the
City of Revelstoke
Cash Statement for Year Ended December 31.1914
Real Property Tax 1914 	
Rea';  Property Tax Arrears 	
Local  Improvement Tax 1911	
Local Improvement Tax Arrears ...
Bchooi 1914 	
Interest on Tax Arrears 	
Road Tax	
Dog Tux	
Trade Licenses	
Liquor Licenses	
Tax Sale Surplus	
,   14,047.10
Police Court Fines,
Weigh Fees 	
Pound Fees	
Constables Fund ....
$ 56,148.95
$ 1,967.60
Cemetery Receipts,
Plumbing Permits .
$   2,400.35
Commutation Sidewalks 	
Tax  Sale Costs 	
Provincial Govt.  School Grant 	
High  School  Loan  Repaid,  	
Proceeds of Debentures sold 	
Light & Power, charged per contra
Excess of Receipts over Expendt.
Loan  Street Paving 	
■Loan Taxes 	
Election Expenses  $ 248.08
Office Expenses   734.36
Office Furniture   243.35
Office   Salaries    2287.10
Audit   450.00
Legal Expenses  502.75
Janitor  210.4)0
Guarantee Bonds  71.00
Assessment   450.00
Publicity  99.70
Interest Paid  983.7-5
Registration of By-laws   14.30
Fuel, City Hall  327.60
Mayor's Salary  500.00
Tax Sale Purchases $ 1,772.54
Sewer  Loan  Repaid    10,000.00
Sundry Creditors         314.04
$   7,122.59
Police Salaries  $ 7,650.85
Police General Expenses,  1,300.83
Police Clothing ,  4+8.1*0
Police Magistrate's Salary  900.CO
Prisoners' Maintenance   l,4('-8.29
Prisoners'  Provincial  Jail    854,715
Prisoners' Health   4i).70
Prisoners'  Clothing   52.65
Jail Fuel  235.7'S
$ 17,999.95
$ 31,532.25
Balance Savings Bank	
Interest on  Savings Bank acct.  ...
Process of Debentures, etc	
Balance of  School Trustees acct.  .
Interest on Special Bank Account
$ 40,000.00
Le«s Cash on hand
, $ 9,16^.06
.   22,910.27
31,  1914-
$ 7,230.06
•, 208.13
Firemen  Payments	
Firemen Clothing, 	
Firemen Insurance	
Fire Hall General Expenses, ..
Fire Hall Caretaker	
Fire Hall Fuel, No. 1	
Fire Hall Fuel No. 2	
Fire Alarm,  R. & M	
Fire Equipment 	
Fire Team Expenses, 	
Fire Teamster	
District Fire Expenses, ,
? 12,457.85
1 3-2,275.34
Plumbing Inspector,  ..
Cemetery Maintenance,  	
Buildingr R. & M	
Sewer R. & M	
$   4,842.94
Sewer  Pipe   $    948.78
Sundry Tax Refunds   176.96
Street  Construction  (Paving)     27,209.74
Streets R. & M  1,833.63
Sidewalk Construction  10,793.7f>
Sidewalks R. & M  "     49.80
Snow Service   97.65
Pound Expenses                 31.35
City Foreman   1,200.0U
City Teamster  1,070.00
*   3075.53
City Team Expenses,
Tools & Machinery R.  & Iff.  .
Parks R.  &  M	
Street Lighting,  (per contra)
Street  Lighting R. & M	
Boulevards R. & M	
Cutting Weeds 	
81 .-OU
Salunes 191,988.00
General  Expenses   8,998.46
Insurance   806.16
Interest  on  School  Debentures    3,000.0(1
Molsons Bank Loan Repaid  6,000.00
High Scbool Bldg. & Equipment. 8,1806.80
Balance Savings Bank Bldg, acct. 861.78
Balance in  Bunk,  (spcciul acct.)    108.26
* 52,438.91
$ 0,9861.98
Int.erest on General Debrs % 4,810.29
Interest on Local Impt. Debrs '.     6,708.97
Interest on  Speciul Loan          738.50
Int. Gen. Deb. Arrears         876.00
Sinking Fund    10.flO0.00
 ■ $ 21,929.7|6
Sick and Destitute $    939.69
Grants      1,176.63
Grants, Light and Heat free      1,829.60
General  $158,300.00
For Water & Light  171,5O),00
Wat:r & Light  Ki" ,-000.00
Local   Improvement -   . 134,702 41
Street Paving Loan $ 2O.OO0e.0l) $ 20,000.00
Scbool Trustees (Special)    *    108.26
Tax Sale Surplus  279.63
Coupons not presented  2,863.00
Molson's Bank Overdraft  7,230.00
Molson's Bank, Temporary Loan, 25,000.00
Deposit Accounts (Water & Light) 1,013,40
Being Excess of Assets over Liabilities, Thusj—
Sinking Fund  Accounts  $78,095.74
Special Rate acct. for Sinking fund     36,274.92
General Account   115,612.65
$ 36,495.25
Arrears  of Taxes,  General   $30,447.80
Arrears of Tuxes,  Loecal Imp      7,129.13
Cash on  hand .■■■■        208.13
Sundry Debtors and Stock       2,983.16
Administrative,  City Hall & Furniture
Jail * 7,251.00
Fire Halls  8,780.88
Fire  Alarm  System  2.916.90
Fire Brigade Equipment  4,740.33
Isolation  Hospital  B18.86
Other Properties  2.335.47
Streets & Sidewalks  8109,503.49
Parks      7,200.00
Road  Machinery  &  Equipment      9.315.00
Sewers  110,778.S3
Capital Expenditure i337,^57.01
Extension of Systems      7,076.45
Book Debts & Stock      9.924.90
Savings Bonk    32,923.55
School Sites, Bldgs, & Furniture      W38.047.53
Savings Bank  I for school)           361.78
Savings  Bank,   (Special I            108.26
Savings Bank  i 42,389.70
City Debentures purchased    36.12S.13
$ 5,811.93
Certified Correct
(Signed) W. T. STEIN & CO., F.C.A.. Citv Auditors.
Per. Wm. Gardiner
—■ mmm ■  - ■
Dated,    Revelstoke, B. C, 6th, January, 1915.
$   3,935.91
Debit  Bnlunce   $     890.31
LiCSS I'asli  on  band  18.57
  8     B71.74
$188,32.1.77                TOTAL
U'vplstoke, B. C, 6th,  January.   LOIS.
Certified Cornel
(Signed) W. T. STEIN A CO.. K i* \
Per. Wm. Gardiner.
Oity Auditors.
Water and Light Department
Profit and Loss Account for Year Ended
December 31, 1914
By Water Rates,   $16,906.25
Light  Rutcs     42,041.3.1
Power Rutcs       6,169.68
  $ 65,177.26
By Meter Rents  $ 1,337.75
Tapping  Mains         231.25
Installation & Fixtures         383.58
 $   1,962.58
TOTAL. $67,129.84
To Printing & Stationery  $     2-3.51
Electric R. & M. Power House 3,201.77
Water It.  &  M  1,750.1)4
Salaries  8,291.26
Postage  &  Telegrams    122.00
Telephone ,. ... ■'''"'"
Tools  82.39
Siding  Rent  29'0°
Discount on  Collections   8.1S4.06
Insurance    1,329.02
Fuel Power  66.60
Retaining Wall  1,338.93
Interest on Debentures   16,170.00
—  $ 4O.S09.46
Prolit on Operating $ 26,320.38
NOTE — The above statement includes charges for Street
Lighting aud other City purposes, ns shswn in
the Huperintcndent'B report.
(SiKtied)  W. T. STEIN & CO., F.C.A., Citv Auditors.
Per., Wm. Gardiner
Datod,     He .elstoke.  B,  ('., 6th,  January,  1915.
Statement of School Expenditure for year 1914
Account,                                      Public School     High
Teachers'  $15,405.00   $    3
Janitor   1,910.00
Secretary  ! 162."0
Medical   '     "500
Puol ~  1,809.82
Repairs  1,179.90
Supplies -  1.486.06
Light  26.80
Power         112- Is*
Orounds  I '•■"
Printing  81.05
Insurance  '" 16
Incidental  ' 875.46
i-   o
317. M
31 «0
Totals, 222,848.73   $5937.89
Dnted,     Revelstoke. B.  C, Gth,  January, 1915,
We hereby certify that the above  is a tru.- and correct
statement of the Revelstoke  School Board,  for
'..•  :   1914.
(Sitnedl  Vi. T. STEIN &■ OO., F.C.A., Citv Auditors.
Per., Wm. Gardiner PAGE FOUR
Gbe nrmiMbevalb
rugs plus a portrait ol Whistler's
mother plus two beer steins equal
one relined American home.
3ntertoc 'flMibltsbtno Ctompans
E.  G.  ROOKE,  Manager and Editor.
The prosperity and advancement of
Revelstoke depend in great measure
upon the mining, lumbering, agricultural, transportation and tourist industries. Tbe tourist industry is one
from which much may be expected
and which, so far as Revelstoke is
concerned, i« at present almost entirely undeveloped. It is tbe backbone
ol tli" prosperity of Switzerland, on
it depends the existence of many
flourishing cities in the l'nited States
and in Canada it gives Hie to n number of nourishing communities, In
this regard no city in Canada has
more to offer than Revelstoke, and
when the attractions which Revelstoke has to offer are widely known
the growth  of the city  must follow.
It is proposed to form a Tourist
association which will make the fostering of the tourist industry its
sole object. A fertile field of endeavor lies before it. Its success will
mean much to Revelstoke and its
activities deserve tbe sympathy and
assistance of all whose interests ore
bound up  in the future of the city.
Edmonton  Journal:   The Dominion
govti nnUnt  has  decided  to place    an
absolute prohibition  on    the      manufacture of phosphorus matches.,    This
is one of the industries tbat is   car-
11 ied  on ut' the expense of the  lives of
j the workers engaged in it, and   there
is     no     excuse for     allowing such a
sacrifice,  no   matter what the usefulness of the finished product. The government's nct'ion  is in  line with     the
hunianiturinnistn of the time,  and   it
is to be hoped that it will keep up its
good work. No calling   should     survive  which      makes    such  a demand,
even though those who take it up ure
aware of the penalties   which it     exacts.
How are the war horses coming
through the terrible conllict? This
question presents itself when reading of the great battles, the cavalry
encounters or the artillery duc'is.
1 here hus undoubtedly been u terrible waste, and the four corners of
the earth are being scoured for fit
animals, But tbe British gunners and
cavalry men are not uumindail of
their best friends and, ambitious,
writes Vi. Beach Thomas in the London Mail, to bring a favorite horse
01* two safe througb the war and
bome again, have been tending them
carefully, and now after many months
of hard campaigning have many as
it as when they started the earn
paign and Wonderfully more intelligent.      These  old   borse8,   lie  says,   are
as valuable a< experienced
They   have  nothing  to   [eearn
war,  and  cm  teach any   new      driver
od deal
Here is an  example that   he
Many of th se   animals know     with
mathematical   exactness  the     proper
interval of one l-hii  Irom  another. To
swing the gun round at the duo   distance is now IngraAed as
:•• A perform .1  witb regularitj    ed   .,
wlie.i be turns  at   the
. ind of the Bel 1      lf the
ss skilful   or wise   li   thi   art
. isi egai d ol     It oi
:..'•   lit ■ tions I
f     thi
rgerj I i I sta
■ •
t stand
let or •
apt  te. vanish In li    But the
i ulk e.f tbe borse    he     a : :        that
•ef   th<J
n treat   ind  i   vere! I      ■   falling
orthern Journey have    learned
■•'. ii  noi  lest Inte  . •     ■    n   their
London Chronicle: Very likely (history suggests it) tho average Prussian Individual, when armed and uniformed, slips more easily into brutality than most other white races. But
! the significant acts here ithe Dinunt
! massacre) are not B matter of slipping: they are a matter of policy;
: and it became possible to get them
committed not because the Prussians
are a brutal race, but because they
are a race of doctrinaires, and because their disciplined habit of putting theories into unqualified practice has become almost a disease. Bel-
gium has heen. devastated and her
civilian inhabitants butchered in support of a theory. The most, sickening
acts have been done not because their
agents liked doing them, but because
the theory prescribed them.
Springfield Republican: Brussels
was a prosperous city, with a population of over 60D.00I) when the war
broke out in August, yet even for
such a city a war tine of $11,-250,1100
is a staggering load to carry, when
added to other war taxes, one of
$6,250,000, imposed by the Germans.
It would be a heavy burden even il
1 the city had remained in its normal
thrifty and industrious life. With its
! industries prostrated and a large
I part of its people in exile, the suf-
1 lerinf: caused is not easily to he imagined. It would satisfy the utmoBt
craving for revenue if tbe Belgians
were hereditary enemies who for centuries had harried Germany with fire
and sword. Th? reverse, as everybody
knows, Is tbe case: Belgium's one
crime was standing in the path to
Paris and Calais, and it is for this
reason that the plight of the brave
little country has aroused such universal sympathy.
Board Thanks
(Continued from  Page One)
Vi. Bews thou [ht t';at if the ro id
were put in good condition ..s far as
ii bad   beei ted   tourists  could
j be taken so far and   v     lid
V.  B '   ■':      tne
ivei '   might       : . ut    tbe
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AN  AMERICAN HOMB had been due   to   the able manner In
New  fork  Life      One talking mn-   which the mayoi  had     superintended
chins plus one mechanical piano-play    the ifrorK,     Thp  fin tatemen!
01      plus four  Nuvujo Indian  blankot . allowed thut the oily  was in nn good,
or better, position ns last year, notwithstanding the war-. The pavement
and all other dixie work had been
finished when other cities were unablo
to complete their work.
Satisfaction with the accomplishments of the past year was expressed
by Aid. Smythe who suid that alll
had done their best for the welfare
of the city. He hoped to see a reduction in water and, light rates which
might be socured by charging a higher rute to the large consumers and
he intended to bring this matter up
next year  if re-elected.
Aid. Bourne also expressed pleasure
with what had been accomplished.
The council had done its beBt under
adverse circumstances. In his department the bitulithic work had made a
rush at the end of the season bo that
some things that be would have liked
to have seen done could not be undertaken. The work done was solid
and permanent. The city owed much
to the mayor for his close attention
and keen interest. He wns sorry to
see him  leaving the council.
Aid. Needham was not altogether
pleased with the year's work. He
came to the council with the idea of
not spending as murh as before.
Times were hard and the wur had
made tbem worse. He had tried to
cut expenses and he believed tbey
could be cut. The annual interest
charge of over $33,i>00 could not be
touched, but the council could stop
borrowing and so avoid increasing interest charges. He believed that run.
ning expenses could bo cut down. The
; police and schools cost too much.
Nearly every department was too
high except the tire brigade which
was one  department that could    not
I be pointed at. He could not say how
I the police nnd school expenses   could
[ be cut down but they sboi'.d be reduced. He did not think any boq,uets
were due to the aldermen. The mayor
had done his share. He did not believe
that this was because thc mayor was
paid  a salary but because of tbc in-
; terest he took in the city's affairs. If
the aldermen were paid a salary it
would help them to take more inter-
' est in thc civic work and would
bring more candidates into the   field.
rlt looked as if it would be difficult
to got six candidates for thc alder-
nninic  positions this  year.      Citizens
; could not aflord the time required by
tbe city. If the aldermen were paid
even $300 a year they could afford to
give more time to the work of the
city. If re-elected he would advocate
the payment of aldermen.
The mayor said that he appreciated
the remarks of the aldermen!  He had
heen  on  the council  for  five  consecu-
tive years. He bad made mistakes Hit
bis intentions had been good    and he
bad  done the best he could. The mayor's salary did not begin to pay   for
the work.  He needed rest and his  pri-
\at    business required more time. He
had not  realize 1     tbat    the mayor's
position  required so  much  time.    He
appreciafd the council's     heip     and
thought      that     citizns     instead of
ijiocking  tbe  aldermen    should      ap-
' ■  their    unselfish spirit.    None
the  time.      The aldermen
ilways ready t . go anywhere on
lUSiness.   He  would     have
ive  heen  in the council  an-
The work  had becom
bim but he could noi   af
>  . is'ted  Mi.'  Mayor   it
ouncil ti;i'   I-
16  alderman.
the council
that be should   op-
•    ,
■ A    h id    I pen    a
valua  li •      balance on the conn-
Tied tO e- ■
New Producer Required
D      • ,.•
e.f        t.he
t     de
i.:  only     be
nl     and        I
coul I   ne.t     Advise     anything along
Hies-  Hi ! don     I also     gave
nrl  the excessive
phi ed    to intlsfael  rj
gas with  the ooal     obtalimbji b ce,
1 but they were disposed to think the
trouble was with the producer. I also share this opinion and feel that it
i may be advisable some time in tbe
near future to go into the matter
thoroughly with the object of installing a turgor and more satisfactory producer than the ono we have,
which is badly worn and always appeared too small, and if a permanent
supply of clean water can be obtained, it may be possible to get some
use out of this engine in case of emergency.
I During last Winter some repairs
were made to the buse of the dam
and a protective wall for the pipe
lines was erected, it wns found advisable to extend this wall for another 30 feet, which was done during
luBt month, an attempt was also
made during the early part of this
month to complete the repairs to tbe
base of the dam, but weather conditions prevented this being completed, which should be dene in the
spring us early us possible,
Early in the vear a boom was placid ucross the river above the dam
and a large quantity of logs have
loon collected at this point. This has
prevented a considerable amount of
Masting near the dam, hut it will
soon become necessary to remove or
destroy the material collected.
Polo Lines Etc.
Although we have installed about
tb new services during thc pnst your,
it has not been necessary to make
nny extensions to our pole lines existing previously, we have replaced a
good number ot poles which was necessary owing to thc construction of
cement sidewalks or depreciation,
und more poles should be replaced
during tbo coming yenr.
The street lighting systems have
1 een maintained in good condition.
The tungsten system hns been extended by the addition of seven
lamps, and extension ot this system
to a portion of Clearview is also in
bund. As the lamps burn out on this
circuit, I have replaced with the
nitrogen filled tungsten "lamps which
are much superior in Illumination,
just as strong, and the same price
ns the older type of tungsten lamp.
The fire alarm system has been
maintained In its usual efficient condition, and in no case failed to re
ipond, although I have had some difficulty with the striking mechanism
of the boll In connection with number one hall, caused by using unsatisfactory oil for lubricating purposes
combined with tbo eftocts of the recent  cold  weather.
R?cords   1911   (December   1st,   1913  to
November .'iOth 1914)
Light services installed, (by meter)
In 1914, 4-"i; destroyed or permanently
discontinued,  12;  net   totul 725.
Light services Installed (flat rate),
;n 1914, 14; destroyed or permanently
discontinued,  1;  net total   15...
Heat services installed, (by meter)
Ln 1911 10; destroyed or permanently
discontinued 1; nett total '10.
Power services installed (by meter)
in 1914, 6; destroyed or permamently
discontinued 1; net total JS.
Number of motors connected in
1911, 10; destroyed or permanently
discontinued, 1; net total W.
Horsepower of motors connected in
1914, 153; destroyed o: permamently
discontinued  '.: net  totul  142;.
Number of frjo porch lirlits installed in 1914, 15; destroyed or perman-
entlj  discontinued <•. nei  total r.7.
Interruptions to light circuit, 1914,
1' ". hours.  In  1912  J2 hours.
Interruptions to ivght ciniult in
1*014,  103-hours, In 1913, ! hours.
I'sed gas engine 'in 1914. 54-hours,
In  1913,  H-hours
Number of kilowatts exonerated in
1 114, 92274'?, in 1913, 911118.
Highest peak load In 1914 415 killo-
vatts,   in   1913 382 kilowatts.
loo"  Conditions, Revenue,  Ktc.
gratifying to notice thut. the
: umber of new    consumers connect id
A out expectations of the   be-
ginning   of   the  yeai,   and   under    nor
.al   coi     ' ons  o'n   plant   would  have
loaded, however, owing to
i;    111.'   |o.,ii   did     not
In   the  same  rat 0      The    re
ed fre.m the sals of power.
A  more than SI   pei  conl ovei
revenue I	
di i Increased
■   ■    u   ii  pei  ■ ent
Improvements     In
tin   de .''lopai. ni
itei   power and   wfll
■ ci ndttlons
I  he i i»men boi i d, thai    Ln
the in■ gest  ..nd most  up-to date   by-
Ith       tbo      most
i laborate equipment      to     infegu il I
. limes
IIS    are
' 'a   re-
Ul        e,|       (bo
I ■ ■ ■ •     ind Ti no inisHion
' o    of     Hamilton, Ontario       -/hose
''I Ippll e|     .1   || |n III'
mi I 16th of th • ■        i nugb     les
trouble;  nnd     .'.here ir  is absolutely
ilntnln a 21
i nm   " '   ■ inghout  tbe year,   a
uislllnrj     ■      Indispensable
and whilst  i d.. not think conditions
usl Ify   the   I 'it \     nsl 'l'i' i-   an   BXpen-
mi 'ei othei    auxiliary   plant
R. Marcus, electrician
Begs to announce that he has moved his headquarters
to the Taylor Block. Orders left with the Lawrence
Hardware Co. will still be promptly attended to, or
it may be advisable in the near future to go into the matter of making
such changes to thc gas producer and
plant as outlined earlier in this report to enable it to be used in case
of urgent necesrity to supply at
least those consumers whose business
is seriously affected by the failure of
the supply  of electricity.
The matter of arranging for nn extra man to be available at the power
plant at. all times should be considered and it may be advisable to convert the present oflice building into
n suitable residence with this object
in view, as an extra man immediately available at the power plant is thc
i time of trouble or accident, would be
In conclusion I wish to tender my
thanks for the unanimous approval
of the council relative to the by-law
carried early in thc year for the new
plaint, which I trust upon completion
will enable us to maintain our former good service.
Respectfully submitted,
Superintendent Electrical llept.
Must Pay Water Rates
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lectod from hulls used for dancing.
On motion of Aid. McSorley seconded by Aid. Bell it was resolved
j that the auditors recommendation regarding payment by marked cheque
should bo adopted.
In reply to Aid. Needham thc
mayor explained that the auditor hud
found cholines paid to the city but
not marked which could not he cashed.
Aid. Needham asked il tax receipts
i had been issued in return for tbc
The mayor snid that no receipts
1 bad been issued but on account of thc
payment of the chetiues the properties had be"n kept out. of the tax sale.
Aid. Needham said that he ha. I
boon tho only one to oppose tho hold-
"ing of a tnx sale. Apparently some
one  had  put one  over  on tbe council.
Aid. Bell said that this would be
.■•topped  in  future.
Aid. Needham "Yes, lock the
stul'.e door after the horse is stolon"
i    Finances of City
(Continued from  Page One.)
books for free distribution.
Mr. Munuing suid that the mutter
had been taken up repeatedly. The
books were shipped from Toronto and
were frequently  changed.
Other questions were asked by !»-
D. Shaw and C. W. Field regarding
the nuuncial stuteinout and were answered by the mayor.
Mr. Muiining said that cemetery
fees amounted to $001.50. He thought
the money should be spent un the
cemetery which was in a dilapidated
Aid. Bourne suid thut the prisoners
worked for two woe.is in the spring
and for two in the full iu the cemetery which was iu bettor condition
than ever before. Much work bud been
done there and thc council intended
to put in a water system. More work
bo.il been done in the cemetery than
in any former year.
The mayor said that the council
had boon requested to keep the
boulevards in order. The trees bud
been pruned, but he thought that it
was impossible for the council to attend to the grass. He thought that
householders should cut thc graBS
themselves. Trees which had been replaced had been broken again and be
thought citizens should assist in
preserving the trees and keeping the
lawns in order.
, Mr. Manning proposed a vote of
thanks to the mayor aud count***!!
which was seconded by Mr. Tapping
who suid that lust year he bad used
strong language at the public meeting and wished to second the motion
as an apology. He thought the
mnyor and council deserved thanks.
His worship replied and the meeting
had prevailed during the entire yenr.
The mayor inferred that the $W>0O
spent was due to the action of the
board. The police force cost }\2,-
457.^5 while the schools only cost thc
rity SIS,ilon. He thought the police
expdidituro enormous and unnecessary. Every cent spent by the school
I on 1 was accounted for and the
board and been as economical as possible, By government test they bud
the best schools in the province. Had
they the best poiico department? Had
the police certificates of efficiency as
the teachers had 7 Two extra men
bad boon employed and retained until
recently, thc school board discharged
men as soon as thoy were not wanted. Tho grievance ut thc expense of
thc schools was not local. The government grant was paid por teacher,
where us it should be paid per pupil.
An extra teacher had boon engaged at
the high school. Now doors hud been
[dace I in the Central school and other necessnry improvements made
which accounted for the increase of
expenditure over last year. Two men
were needed e.n the school board nnd
if those .vho thought the bourd could
economise wore sincere he hoped they
Would ji'm the trustees and holp the
The mayor said that tbe municipal
convention hud favored tbe suggestion that the government grant
should be paid on the basis ol the
number of pupils.
Mi    Mann ill':  said   that   the     school
board purchased pencils for throe
cents each which wi uld cost in cents
retail and ho -rn voii considerable
I' Murphy said he bad boon charged for sower tax 19 months before tbe
sewer wns Installed. He was entitled
lo a  return of 116,S5-,
Tho mayor saHd thai if the money
had been unjustly collected it would
be rsturned at ones on application
to the nt'  clerk
It Tapping asked il tb<' bourd bad
.soil its Influi.nre with the govern
ment to induce it to print thc si hool
Urges Completion of
Automobile Road
The following is the resolution that
has been drawn up and forwarded to
It. E\ Qreen, M.IJ. by the spetfnl
committee appointed by thc bourd of
trade at Its meeting on Thursday
Whereas the city of Revelstoke has
spent between $3000 and $40(10 on
roads and trails in the Revolstoke
National park, and have agreed to
furnish electricity for the purposes ol
lighting roads and electric signs a.nd
Whereas the provincial and Dominion
governments have already spent cum-
slderable sums of money building ail
automobile road to the park, and the
road is already completed approximately etgbt miles, and owing to the
out break of the war nnd curtailment of expenditure by the government the road wus not completed as
expected und
Whereas, it is of the utmost importance that thc road be completed
to the summit at the earliest possible date this year, owing to the
facts that the Soo line has already
advertised the completion of the road
us por nttnrhml pamphlet, nnd the
Canadian Pacilic railway dining last
summer sent out their mnn nnd has
taken moving picture filirs, 500 feet
ii. length us per letter enclosed,
which will be exhibited as a moving
picture during the entire life of the
Panama Canal exhibition at Sun-
Krancosco. These two facts alone demonstrate that we will have a large
number   of  tourists   stop  od  to      nee
the beauties of this magnlfl<cent park
and they will be much disappointed
if the road is not completed curly in
the season to enable them tO reach
the objective point, and
Whereas owing to the unlavoriible
conditions which exist on account of
the war the laboring population of
this district is much in need of employment, and government assistance
may huve to be provided if employment is not given soon, there being
no poles or other forest products being ut in this section this winter in
consequence there will be no mills
tunning in the district next summer
and you can readily see what this
will   mean   to   this district.
For the (oregoing reasons we rc-
(tiiest you to strongly urge upon the
government the great necessity of
granting a sufficient sum to carry
th'is work to completion this year.
We understand the estimates havc alii ady bo"n submitted by the superintendent ol parks.
The Ross Saskatoon Lumber company's "ini'loyees at Baynes Lake,
have received half a pig each for a.
Christmas  present.
^^^ .)
Those having items for publication
in the Mail-Herald social and personal column are requested to call
up phone 62.
Those receiving arsi^
Mrs. J. H. Hamilton,
MrB. B. R. Atkins.
Mrs. W. H. Pratt.
Mrs. Kenneth McRue is in the hos-
Mrs. Way of Malakwa was a visitor to town this week.
Miss Margaret  Jamieson is    spending a couple of weeks at Calgary.
Mrs. S. G. Robbins is nt the Queen
Victoria  hospital,   suffering  from      a
nervous collapse.
Mr. C. A. Procunier dr. ot Com-
plix is visitiog his father Rev. C. A.
Procunier at tbe rectory.
Mrs. Alfred McMillan is at the
Queen Victoria hospital Buffering with
nn  attack  of appendicitis.
Mrs. Harry Kempster was taken to
the hospital the tirst of the week und
is being treated for heart trouble.
Another of those delightful dances
given by the Tango club will be held
on Thurday  evening at Masonic hull.
Mr. J. W. Jenkins loft for the
coast on Thursday evening on a business trip. Mr. Jenkins expects to be
away about two weeks.
The Women's Canadian club will
hold a meeting ut the high school on
Monday evening at S o'clock. Special
business, all members are requested
to be present.
Mrs. E. G. Hadd'iw left on Thursday for the coast. Mrs. Haddow received word that her husband and
brother expected to be moved sometime next week, ilthouth their destination hnd not been divulged.
The members ol St. Peter's choir,
presented Mrs. H. G. Hadow with a
handsome silver photo frame on
Thursday morning. A little party had
been arranged at which the presentation was to have taken place, but
owing t.. Mrs. Hadow's hurried departure to the coast, tbe gift was
given quietly, only a couple ol the
members being the principals.
A very large crowd attended the Y.
M.C.A. skatinir rink on Wednesday
evening, and enjoyed the excellent ice,
and listened to the <.;. Verdi band
After tfhe skmtinir Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Lawrence invited about -0 oi
their friends up to their home for a
cup of coffee. Splendid music was
rendered including solos hy Miss Parker, Miss McCarty and Mr. Lawrence
and a great many choruses by ail.
After tho refreshments wore partaken
of the furniture was taken out of the
w.iv and a jolly dance or two enjoyed
tho party breaking up ahout 2
o'clock with the singing ot "They
nre  jolly  good  fellows."
The Rebeccas, and the Oddfellows
lad theii regular installation of of-
Hcers on Thursday night, in the Selkirk hall, after which a social evening wus spent. Progressive whist wus
played, the winners of the prizes being, Mrs. J. '". English, a crenm
pitcher and sugar bowl, and Mr. J.
M. Nickolson a pack of cards in case.
Mrs. Trimble was consoled with u
booby prize, for her unfortunate luck
at. cards. Supper was served to
•bout TO guests, Mr. Manning proving
himself a most able caterer! A few
tine selections on the piano were rendered by M's.  Leonard Howson.
A smaM crowd of young people,
about 12 in number, hud the tirst
sleigh drive of the season on Tuesday evenin'g, and needless to say
everyone bad a good time. They
gathered pt the homo of Mrs. J. C.
English, Boyle avenue, at S p.m. leaving for the home .of Mr and Mrs.
Haner at Greely, where they were
most heartily received. It wns rather
n lengthy drive, but an ideal evening
and everyone .vas in the best of
spirits, although glad to circle
around a C0«J lire once more, especial
ly one who was always complaining
of "cold feet." This young man never
seemed to iiavo enough covers, nnd
wis continually taking them ofl the
others. Two chaperons were provided,
i.nd at times were kept pretty busy.
Iiancine and music were the order
of the evening, Mr. Hivier, Jr., giving several selections on the violin,
while Mrs. R. Hobson nnd Miss
Rattle  Jones  ptayed     various '.»bc-
ttdRS   00   the     piano,     one       'ivitito
waltz whlrii wan eaoored being,
"Nights of Gladness." Before taking
their departure, the entire party i s-
e inbled in the driiwlng-room WUore
. happy marriage was performed,
Lieut, lirant giving "Tommy" away
in "Weary." With the singing oi,
"Wo won't L-ct home 'til morning,"
nnd "Thej are Jollj Good Pell iws,"
Iho  parly  loft for home,
A meeting of the W.C.T.U. was held
at the home of Mrs. F. W. Laing 6a
Friday afternoon. Mrs. W. A. Sturdy
read a paper on the progress made
by tempew-ance, and Mrs. McDonald
one on temperance. Both papers were
vcry interesting. It was decided at
this meeting to hold a tea, with the
usual culinary table in evidence at
the home of Mrs. Sturdy, sometime
in February. The proceeds of this tea
to be for the benefit of the Rescue
Home in Victoria.
A sleigh drive took place lust evening, which afforded much pleasure to
about 2-0 school children of tbis town
The boys of the party clubbed together and hired a laree sleigh, and
about 8 o'clock the ride started with
a great deal of noise, driving
through the principal streets of the
town. Mrs. Alice Lee chaperoned this
merry party, and it was at her home
they all met alter the drive for u
royal good time. Supper was served,
and games were played while others
The annual social of the Grand International auxiliary to the engineers, wus held ou Friday evening at
the Selkirk hall. About 80 children
and adults sat down to a banquet at
0 o'clock. The tables were well laden
with many good things, and were
beautifully decorated. After the supper, games were played and dancing
indulged in, Mrs. Muckenrot furnishing the music for the dances. Fruit
and candy were given to thc children
during the evening. This pleasant affair will long be remembered as one
of the bright spots of tho year.
The initial tramp ol the Girls'
Bible club of the Methodist church,
took place on Thursday evening. The
club met at the church, and the
party, numbering 25 stinted out for
a long tramp, meeting nt last at the
home of Mrs. Fred Bews, where this
delightful hostess made the evening
one long to bo remembered. Alter refreshments the balance of the evening was spent in music. Some splendid darky songs were sung to the accompaniment of tbo ban o played hy
Mr. Fred Bews. A few specialties were
performed by a couple of the guests,
the snow-shoo tramp having gone to
their feet.
The Scandinavian Ski club had a
delightful run on Wednesday atternoon when $0 of their members met
for a long tramp. The crowd started
from the Columbia Bi'.dse at 2.30
and came straight up to the head of
McKenzie avenue, whore a few slides
were made down the hill. The run
was continued around by the Y.M.C.
A. and across the railway track to
tbe bill back ofthe TurnroBB garage,
where some very fine jumps were
made by some of the older hands at
ski-ine. Manv laughable accidents bo-
fell ■some of the beginners, but al-
toeether n grand time was spent. After tb's vcry enjoyable run the club
met at tha home of ,,T and Mrs.
Halverson nhout five o'c'oc' . where
many cood thin.-s were provided in
the refreshment line.
One of the jolliest affairs of tbe
soas'jn was the sleigh drive und
dance at Greeley on Thursday even-
inir, it tho home oi Mr. and Mrs.
Haner. A party of Iti of the younger
set, chaperoned by Mrs. Florence
Bunnell and Mrs. G. Ralph Lawrence,
met at the horns of Mrs. Met',ity,
und at 6.30 o'clock started off in a
large Bleigh, with bonis blowing, and
lots of noise from many mouths The
long drive took nearly three hours,
i nil glad indeed wns everyone in the
party to s»e thc swinging lnnterns of
the Haners', who were awaiting their
-nests at thc door of their home. Tb"
looms were quickly cleared for d • i
Ing, ior wb cb Miss Parker, Miss
I>-ivles and Eric Coursier played.
Sc'.os were sung by Miss Blanche Mc-
Cnrty, Miss Parker, Mr. Harry Parker and Mr. Ralph Lawrence. Supper
was served at midnicht, and after the
usual singing M "A*uld Lang Syne,"
ring was feirned with Mr. uiid Mrs.
Haner and their son in thc centre,
. nd ill most heartily IMg "For thoy
are Jolly Good Fellows." A few little incidents of interest happened on
the return home, owine to the fact
that one of the chaperons went to
sleep, und the other being ofl duty
for awhile as the result of a bribe.
The party reached home about 3.30
ha vine sung nil the sonus known, and
repeated nil the jokes whlc"- have ever
been published.
On Thursday evening the Young
Men of St, .le.hn's Bible class held
their third annual sleieh drive and
banquet, the mest'i ofthe evening
being the Young Ladies Bible clnss.
and I few intimate friends. Leaving
the church s few minutes titter "
o'clock, th" throe stelgb loads of
pleasure seekers wore taken through
the main tboroughfarss of the town
then journeyed down south mill made
the  favorite  round  trip       The    usual
uccompanlmeut to such hilarity   was
etrongly in evidence, horns, mouth
organs, trombones, cornets, and
other miscellaneous instruments,
which at any time but a sleigh ride
would be considered anything but
pleasant or entertaining. Arriving
back at the church about 9,80, a
sumptuous repast awaited the appetites that had by this time been
vvorked up. No pains or efforts had
been spared to make the banquet
room beyond criticism. On entering,
the flrst thing thatm et the gaze, was
u sign, about 12 feet long, bearing
the word 'Welcome,' in large characters. Other decoration, and bunting
were elaborately arranged, adding
much to the general appearance. The
outstanding feature in making the
banquet room attractive, was the
display of electric lights tastefully
strewn from all corners of the room.
On one side of the room, there were
the four letters Y.M.B.C., made from
green paper, the letters being three
feet in length. Hero and there scut-
tered over the letters were innumerable tiny electric lights, in different,
colors, rod, green and white, tho
lights going in und out intermittently throughout the entire evening. Tbe
other lighting in the room was also
beautifully shaded and pretty. After
the assembly had done justice to their
appetites, the toasts of the evening
were then gone through. President
Lloyd Stewart proposed n toast to
the king anil the assembly responded
by singing the National Anthem. The
next toast on the list was Canada
prraposed by Mr. Kenneth Corning,
end responded to by the singing of
tbe song "O Canada." Tbe third
toast of the evening was to the Pastor and his wife, the Rev. J. W. and
Mrs. Stevenson. Th'is was ably proposed by Mr. A. Thomson in a few
well chosen words. He referred to
the difficulty and untiring duties ol
the minister, and remarked that if
he wished to carry on the work effectively, the young men must stand
behind him iu the task. However the
duties performed by a pastor were
not in every case arduous, as occasionally there were such thingB ns
marriages and christenings, and he
imagined these must hrint: a little
pleasure to him. In rising to respond
Mr. Stevenson in a jovial way heartily endorsed the remarks spoken by
Mr. Thomson. He was pleased with
the work that hud been done by him J
with tho young men of his congregn- j
tion and hoped that tho year abend
would bring out still greater results
by them. As he had looked at the j
Y.M.B.C. sign several times during
tbe evening, ft had brought a few
thoughts to his mind. One was thut
these lights going out and in intermittently on th. si. n, represented
some mens lives. At. times they I
ivould shine out radiantly, and serve i
a great purpose, but there would i
come the time when tho lights gradually faded and went out altogether. !
He felt sure however that this could \
uot be said of the young men of this j
Bible class. The next, toast on the
list was to the teacher, Mr. Allan
Thomson, nnd wns proposed by Wr.
0. Ainslie. He remarked that it was
through the hard and aRgressIVe work
of the teacher in the past, that they
were privileged ns a class to meet
together in this way, and hoped for
many such gatherings in the future.
The toast to tin cln8S was given by
Mr. J.L. Hay in an ai'.e wny. He referred to the chances that the class
bad witnessed during the past year
or two. Many of the lads who formerly met with them were now scat
tered in this and other lands, but be
felt sure that no matter what their
surroundings might be, or what environment they might be living under, they would reflect from their
lives that strength of character that
would co to make them a power of
intluance for good in the world. The
toast to the guests was ably proposed by Mr. A C, Haddon, It was a de-
'L'ht for the class to be the host at
uib a gathering, und the class was
well rewarded for nil their eflorts by
seeing such n pleasant compnny. He
closed with the lust two linos of the
welcome chorus. "We trust that you
will prosperous be and years to you
be many. In health and comfort may
you have, the fullest measure." Mr.
0, R. Macdonald responded In n fitting way, for the guests, The last
toast for the evening was the presid.
onl. which wns tlvon by Mr. F. McMahon In n short speech. The rest of
the evening wns then spent in games,
choruses nncf solos. The reading by
Mr. O. Ainslie was much enjoyed, as
wns also the solo by Mr. A. Haddon.
The hit of the evening vas the duet
"Solomn's Trombone" by thc two
Iiew Drops, well suited for their
parts, which was shown by the wild
applause of the audience. With thc
singinc ol Auld Lnnc Syne, the pleasant gathering broke up. Thanks nre
due to Messrs. F. McMahon and It.
Tapping for the work entailed in
carrying out the lighting arrange*
ments also to Mr. Thomson and his
able committee of young men who
carried through this third nnnunl
banquet with such succors. The
slelchs were supplied by the City
Transfer, and wore all that could be
desired for comfort and speed,
Revelstoke's Departmental Store
We Aim to Cive Maximum
Wear at a Minimum Price
During January we will have each day some attractive Bargains in our
Dry Goods Department. Lines that we are clearing before stocktaking.      Each with  a big  red  card.     Watch the red price cards.
all sizes at 3 for 10c or 1 dozen 40c
CHINA SILKS-20 in. wide, all colors. An
extra good 25c line on sale at 15c
This week all Ladies' Coats on sale at
ridiculous prices.   A collection of good ones at	
VAL LACES - New pattern and very much
Wanted. Grooved edges and inserts.
White and cream at 5c, 10c and 15c
A BIG COLLECTION OF HANDKERCHIEFS — All ladies and children's.
White and colors.   A mixed lot at each,
etc. of different prices. A lot of good
colors and very worthy goods. Make
aprons, etc.
Men's Furnishing and Shoe Dep't
During the first three weeks of this year we are putting
on our tables many articles at greatly reduced prices.   Our
prices are all wall known to the public and our reputation
for HONEST bargain giving will be increased when these
values are compared with the regular prices.
AU the 20th Century Brand and all this season's stock.
You have now three months of overcoat weather ahead
of you and these coats will wear and hold their shape
many seasons.
HEAVY ULSTERS in browns, greys and mixed cloths- fvither
with convertible or plain wide collars. Reg. I "^ [T/~|
prices, $30 and $;,$, now     J / wXJ\j
ULSTERS and CHESTERFIELDS in mixed cloths
and plain grey.    Re*_r. $25, now	
CHESTERFIELDS—Single breasted, velvet collar. Plain -revs
and blacks, either 44 or 50 inches long. I J fifi
Regular $22 and $23, no*        | •***T#V/\/
Grocery and Crockery Department
Cnn/enfef •
Codfish, 2 pound boxes.
Dill I'ickles,  by the dozen.
Codfish, 2 pound packugeM.
Labrador Herring,  by the  dozen.
Sea Trout by the pound.
Hslni Sweet Gerklns by the pint
or quart.
Young   Beets  in   \ inegar  by    the
Pearl Onions, by the bottle.
***  WW   mm  ^mtUmMmStf
Van Houten's 1, i and J lb. tins.
Cross and  Blackwells Chow-chow,
Onions,  Mixed,     Walnuts     snd
Oriental Pickles, pint and quart
Cross & illnckwell 1, J and J Ib.
Stevens  Pickles:  chow-chow,  Mix
OOOOA, per lb...
Fry's Breakfast,  ! Ib. tins.
ed.  Oerkuis  and  Walnuts,   ipint
W itkerOOFFBR1
Fry's Homoeopathic J lb. tias.
Heinz Sweet Pickles, Gerkins and
per tin     40c
Bakers Breakfast,  \ Ib. tins
Cowans, 1, i and \ Ib. tins.
Mixed in bottles.
Heinx  Sour and  Chow-Chow     In
WeffetmSe'i Mar-
Bulk sold by the pound.
Heinz  Indian  Relish.
tins         .  .  56c /agi m.
I l-ttz.  IWMlu-rtcrcMi-L^, nc >i.i.u rvrni.
Winter Excursion Rates
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
BREAD is the staff ot life, but this appltes only to good bread, we
venture to say that it you will give our bread a trial we can convince you that our Bread is worthy of the name—"The Stafl of
L,if8"—in style and quality as Bakers loaf, Home-made, Vienna, Cottage, French, Twist; also Rye, raisin and Graham Bread.
HONEY, that is absolutely pure, gathered and bottled in B.C., as
this is the season for honey, we v^ould advise you to give this a
trial sb to purity. Only a limited quantity. Come early if you want
honey that is honey only.
Phone 41 HOBSON'S Box 734
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
Jack Laughton, Proprietor First Street, Revelstoke, B. C.
Hotel Victoria
JR. Lai'ohton, Prop..
Choicest of Wines. Liquors, and Cigars
Union   Hotel
A. P. LBVESQUE,  Proprietor
suitably furnished with the choicest the
market affords. P.-st Wines. Liquors and
Cigars.    Rates $1 a day.    Monthly rates.
J*.    ALBERT     STOnsrE PROP.
epoisets the personal note that   ore!.nary printing larWu.    Dl
the Mail-Herald an'! ae,k lor quotations Ofl DOT printed fai
iiT typewriting.   Jl^cttr-,, circular!   mailing cards, m   willi .ill   the
effectivrness of real typ'-writing'at's traction of Us rml
It is said that arrangements may
be made for the treatment of Lucky
Jim ore at the Ivauhoe concentrator.
The Hewitt at Silverton,
working only one shift.
Mining around  Sandon   is at   present more active   than in any   other
The driving of the upraise   at   the
Payne is being steadily continued, ac-  camp in the district,
cording to Manager     W. B.  Zwicky,
hut nothing new has developed.
on a larger sacle, with compressor
and Machine drills, all the work up to
the present having been done by
hand drills.
The strike promises much for the
futura of Greenwood and will encourage the development of other
.properties in the vicinity many of
•which have high grade showings and
some of   which are being developed.
J. P. Miller was down from the
Panama, at Bear Lake, for the holi-
William Matheson has been work-' days. There is nothing new to re-
ing the Wellington, at Whitewater port from there, he states. Develop-
during the summer and take-en out a , ment is being carried on steadily,
quantity of ore which he has stacked
for shipment as soon as prices improve.
A vein of high grade copper ore
containing rich values in free gold,
which appears in string formation in
Twenty-eight Men Work
at Granite Poorman
Twenty-eight men are being employed at the Granite-Poorman mine
and mill near Nelson, by J. P. Swed-
berg, who has the property under
lease from J. J. Malone,     liquidator
A fire of unknown origin totally de- several places In   the vein,   has been
stroyed the blacksmith shop   at the discovered  within  a    thousand yards
Noble Five recently. The shop     was of  the Grand Trunk Pacific railroad  for the Kootenay Gold Mines, Limit-
also UBcd for storing machines     and track at Kitsilas, within one mile of  ed.
tools used in tunnel work, so that the Usk railroad station, on the north j Twenty-three of the men are em-
loss hus been heavy. W. McLanders, bank of the Skeena river. The dis- ployed in the mine nnd five in the
the blacksmith, lost tools said to be covery was made by J.l). Wells and mill, at which 15 stamps are being
vorth ^-CO-. James Darby, two well-known pros- worked regularly, according to Mayor
  spectors,     early in the summer, but  Malone     of Nelson, who with A.   Gi.
The spur into thc Ivanhoe   mill   at the secret had been kept until     ar-1 Larson, the Vancouver   mining     en-
Sandon haB not  heen UBed for years rangements had been made to handle j gineer,  has  pa'id  a visit to the   pro-
and  part  of   it runs across  a  trestle the matter on an adequate scale.  At Perty.  The property  is looking   fine,
Repairs not having been kept up   on present the partners have acquired a', stated the mayor,
the trestle,  it has been found neces- dozen claims     on     the two principal
sary to strengthen  it, which is   now leads,  and  have a gang of men     nt
being -lone by  the  bridge crew. j work. The assays iu values have been
I very high and they have several cars
Creston Review—Mike Walsh,     one 0f ore ready to sack, which it is un-
of the val ey's best    known prospec- derstood will be treated at the Grantors,    is in  Creston this week.     He by company's    smelter    at    Hidden
spent the summer at Ainsworth, bar- creek.
ring some three weeks in Nelson hos
Keep  Ivanhoe Property Going.
pital  with  throat  trouble.      He will
Holiday dullness    marks the     cop-
winter on his claim at Wynndel, per market, but prices are being held
where he proposes taking out copper by the selliug interests. There is a
ore. I feeling in the trade that the     copper
market has seen the worst and that
Frank X. Frank, owner of the Lake any change will be towards improve-
Kathleen coal fields, will leave Van- ment. Lake is quoted at 13 J cents,
couver shortly for the east where "he and electrolytic 132 cents. The head
will visit Guelph,, Berlin and Toron- 0f one of the largest selling agencies
to. Before he returns he will visit'says: "Under present conditions—
the Pennsylvania anthracite coal with production restricted and de-
fields for the purpose ot securing the mand so far below normal—13 cents
best methods for developing his conl|jer pound is a very satisfactory fig-
lands. He hopes to return to Chicken j Ure, and so long as the war contin-
lake early in the new year to start ues we ought not to hope for higher
work—Omincca Herald. figures. Any unexpected cessation of
  hostilities would he followed bv IG or
The new silver discovery In the 17 cent copper, for the reason that
Upper Stewart River Basin known as | business would immediately start up
the Mayo district, may prove anot-jand refineries could not produce the
her Cobalt. Mushers who have just usual normal amount ol metal under
arrived over the winter trail from two or three months. The unsold
Mayo and who have been on the pro- metal would quickly be taken up and
perties of late, Bay that a rich ledge (the copper Industry enjoy a lunda-
tive feet thick is located on the dis- mentally sound boom." Geo. W. Wal-
covery claims, and much other rich ^ ker scouts tho report that the pre-
Ioose material is found on the same sent price is artificial and due
claims. They also report silver found .stock manipulation,
in shafts several miles in either direction from the discovery claim, i One
thousand toiiB ol the silver ore are 1
being hauled to Mayo Landing this j
winter for shipment to the smelter
by steamer- as soon as the river
opens.—Vancouver   Province.
Big Vein is Struck
in Greenwood Tunnel
... ,        , 11       Greenwood,  B. C,  Jan. 8—The new
Atter six  years ol w.irk,  ui      which
a tunnel extending into the mountain   >ear'  l9*W' has brought good luck   to
lor 1200 feet has been driven, the ap-   Greenwood.     Ole Lofstad,    who   has
erations on  the  Argo  tunnel,     have 'heen driving a tunnel tor nearly   six
leen rewarded    with  success.      Some   years,  has at last heen rewarded   hy
igo  a fine  lead ot  gold-bearing   striking a 'argc body of gold hearing
quartz  was  encountered,   and      while ; ore.  This tunne'l      is     known as the
at   • resent    no  details ol  the   values   Argo tunnel  and starts within     thc
have heen  given    mt, the president ol   city  limits  and has been driven  1-JOO
Orovil-e—W. B. McChesney, head
and front of the Ivanhoe Mining
company, operating on Palmer mountain a short distance east of Palmer
lake, stopped over in Oroville Sunday on hiB way to Spokane on a
business trip Mr. McChesney has been
back at the mine for a fortnight alter having spent u month or six
weeks   it Edmonton,  Alberta.
Since his return, work in the tunnel, that had been suspended during
bis absence, has been resumed, and
he reports that progress Hb being
made more rapidly than at any time
since ground was first broken. The
demoralizing effect that the war in
Kurope has had upon business and
finances throughout Canada has made
it difficult to raise money for any
kind of enterprise or investment, yet
Mr. McChesney is iu hopes of heing
able to continue development on his
property until such lime us it he-
comes self-supporting.
the   compar.-.   -.>.. -    more than
•el with  th ents     have
The lead     has a  width of five
robal ly no other mining   com-
feet. The ve'in was struck at a depth
of XHi feet. The lead is said to be at
least 8 feet wide and to assay $40 in
gold. The strike has caused  a sensa-
.n the  pr shown such Hon  here,   Mining men  [rom     Greon-
' ,r.e wood    and     the camps     surrounding
•»rse  rirr      -   . than      the Greenwood   have  Inspected the     vein
n I th"      news ol the strike and pronounce it the biggest lead   of
I •■ welcomed by the stockholders gold  ore  they have  sepn  in  the coun
and people    of   Qr«    « ••■.(•rally.
•   en of the mine is a peCul
. ri;stir.ee of on-
[ew hundred ;<■<■• separating the
of the tut -melter
■ B opper com.
The mouth of the tunnel   is    about
r  from  thc     Canadian  Pacific
I track aiiel about, 1.111*1 feet Irom
the smelter
Princeton  Nimrods Got at Least 100
During  Season.
Princeton—When tbe open season
for the killing of der closed on
Tuesday, December 15, it marked the
most successful season t ver known in
Princeton. It is a safe estimate that
over 100 deer were killed and brought
into town, and there are few here who
did not hnve their fill of venison.
The early suow Ln the high mountains drove deer in large numbers
down on to the foothills uud lower
benches close to town and made hunting comparatively easy for local
All those with doer meat in their
possession are allowed unother 14
days to either consume the same or
throw it away. However, thcre is un
amendment to thc Gume Act to the
effect that if it can bo proved to the
satisfaction of tbc warden that the
meat is intended for the sole use of
thc owner or his household a permit
will bc granted for an extension of
time. This latter privilege must bc
applied for, nnd. the applicant must
prove thnt the deer was killed within the legal time limit.
The Herald claims    tbe    Pentlcton
Frifit Growers'    Union lost GJ   cents
■Xrrangements   are   now | per box on f>34 boxes of No. 1.   Bell-
■   to   lontinue development  Dower apples shipped this fall.
Mail-Herald ***- Printing
H.   W.    EDWARDS.
Bear Rugs Mounted. Furs cleaned
and Dressed.
8* Second Street, Revelstake.B.O.
I. O. O. F.
lleMts every Thursday evening ln
Selkirk Hall at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited.
JAMES MATHIB, Secretary.
and A. M.
Regular Meetings are held ln
New Masonic Hall on the Fourth
Monday in each month at 8 p.m.
Visiting brethren are cordially
ROBT.   GORDON,   Secretary.
O.   W.   O.    W.
Mountain View Camp No. 229
Meets Second and Fourth
Monday in each month ln
Selkirk Hall. Visiting Woodmen are cordially invited to
H.   W. EDWAJADS, Clerk.
COURT    MT.    BEGBIE NO. 3461
OF I. O. F.
Meets in St. Francis Lodge Room
every Second and Fourth Monday
(n month.     ViBiting brethren are
cordially welcomed.
H. V. MORGAN, O. R.      '
G.W.   CARTWRIGHT.   Rec.-Sec.
Meets every Wednesday
evening at 8k., ln Selkirk
Hall. Visiting brothers
cordially Invited.
H. KBMPSTER, 0. 0.
Revelstoke Lodge
No. 1085 . -»
Meets every second
ami Fourth Tuesday
in t.he Selkirk Hall.
VisttlngBrethren are cordially invited.
Dr. MoLEAN, Die.    ILL. HAUG,Sec.
BESff Eg
"Twelve Stories ol Solid Comfort"
Absolutely f i rep roof —conerete.
Steel und marble. Enlarffod lobby.
New Grill—fin<ut on -Coast
EUROPEAN PLAN   $1 per day up
With Baths—$2 per day up
Baggage Transferred
Distributing Agents and Storage
Furniture and Piano-moving a
Phone 4(1— 27<>.   Night Phone 846
It'sgood policy to think of the future,
11's si ill bettor policy to provide against
lie misfortunes it may have in store
fm- you. The surest way of protecting
yourself and family is a
with a reliable company.   The high
llnaneial standing and long business
career of the Kootenay Agencies
makes it absolutely trustworthy.
Your time mav lie near al hand.
Don't delay.   Take oul a policy now.
A. IC. Kincaid. Manager.
It will pay you to
make a call at
F.   B.   WELLS,
Fur Buyer and Exporter
Old Town,    -   RevelBtoke, B. C
belore buying yonr outfit of working clothes
(or tbe bush. I make a
specialty of Logging
Shoes, Pants, Sox, Shirts
Blankets aud everything
reunited In yonr business.
While thanking our customers foretheir patronage during  the past
year and wishing one and all a—
We wish to extend an invitation to all citizens of     Revelstoke to
give us a share of their patronage.
Is to keep good goods, To sell them at a reasonable profit to treat
all customers courteously and when we extend credit, we want to
be treated fairly as to payments
Is Hardware and wc bring to our 'business over 25 years experience.
We claim to be experts in our line
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.
In the matter of the Winding Up Act
being 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 have
claims against the said company,
formerly carrying on business in the
city of Revelstoke. B. 0., are on or
before the 31st day of December A.D.
1914, to send by post prepaid to
Ernest G. Rooke, Esq., ot the City of
Revelstoke, B. C, the provisional
liquidator of the said company, to
his office. Revelstoke, B. C, their
Chrtstian and surnames, addresses
and descriptions, the full particulars
ot their claims, and the nature and
amount of the securities, if any, held
hy them, and the specific vnlue of
6uch securities verified by oath, and
in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefits
of the said Act and Winding Up Order.
The undersigned District Registrar
of the Supreme Court of British Columbia will on Thursday the 1st day
of February, A. D. 1915, at the hour
of 11 o'clock in the forenoon at bis
office at the Court House, Vancouver
B. C, hear the report of the liquidator upon the claims of 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
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
Practice signal.—Six (6) strokes ot
bell slowly.
Testing signal.—Three (3) strokes
f bell slowly.
Fire Out signal.—Two (■_') strokes
ot bell slowly.
Detect signal.—One (1) etroke of
•ell slowly.
Box No . II—Corner First street
McKenzie avenue. C. B. Hume & Co.
Box No 11.—Corner First street
ind Rokeby avenue,
Box No. 16.—Corner Second street
and Government Road and Opera
Box No. 17.—Corner Third street
and Campbell avenue, Qlobe Lumber
Box No. 18.—C. P. R. station.
Box No. 21— Corner Filth street
and McKenzie avenue, Catholic
Box No. 25.—Corner Sixth street
and Orton avenue, W. A. Foote.
Pox No. 26.—Corner Fourth street
and McArthur avenue.
Box No. 27.—Corner Fourth street
and Townley avenue.
Boi No. 'io.—Corner Second street
and Robson avenue, Mrs. Baker.
Box No. Ill—Fire ball No. 2.
Box  No.  31.—Hospital.
Box Noi 36.—Central School.
Boi No. .17.—Selkirk Bchooi.
Box No. 14.—Fire Hall No. One.
Box No. 2.1. Front street west,
nonr O.P.R. bridge.
Box No. ifi.-Corner Kinc and
Douglas streets. Palace Meat Market.
Boi No 17— Corner Second street
nml Wales street, back of Oaurt
Hoi  No.   48.-Corner   Third     nnd
Coal mining rightB of the Dominion
ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al-
terta, the Yukon Territory, the
North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be issued for a term ol
twenty-one years at an annual rent
al of il au acre. Not more than
2,560 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the
Agent or Sub-Agent of the district
in which the rights applied for are
The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purchase whatever
available surface rightB may be considered necessary for the working ol
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an
| In surveyed territory the land must
j te described by sections, or legal
(sub-divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied
for shall be staked out by the 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 be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for thc full quantity ol
merchantable coal mined and pay the
oyalty thereon If the coal mining
rights .ire not being operated, such
eturnB should be furnished at least
once a year.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary ol
the Department of the Interior, Ot
tawa, or to the Agent or Sub-Agent
ot Dominion Lands.
Wed. 6.—J.B.C. vs C.P.R.
Fri. 8.—Fire hall A. vs B. of D.
Tues. 12.—Bus.-men vs Fire hall B.
Wed. 13.—Oovt. vs C.P.R.
Fri. 15.—J.B.C. vs Bus.-men
Tues.  19.—Fire ball A. vs Govt.
Wed. 20.—Fire hall B. vs.  J.B.O.
Fri. 22.—B. of D. vs O.P.R.
Tues. 26.—Bus.-man vs B. of O.
Wed. 27.—Fire hall A. vs J.B.O.
Fri. 2<J.-Fire ball B. ve Oovt.
Tues. 2.—Bus.-men re Govt.
Wed. 3.—Fire hall A. vs C.P.R.
Fri. 5.—B. of D.  vs J.B.C.
Tues. 9.—Fire hall B. ve O.P'R.
1. G. Burridge & Son
Plumbers and Tinsmiths
We ipeoleilM in
Metallio Ceilings, Corrugated Roofing, Furnace Workfand up-
to-date Plumbing
Workshop    ('oniiHiight Ave.
RB VELSTOKE      -      •    B.C.
Corporation of the City
of Revelstoke
Public notice is hereby given to the
electors of the Municipality of Revelstoke that I require the presence of
the said electors at the City Clerk's
Office, City Hall, McKenv.le Avenue,
in the said City, on the llth January
1916, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing persons to represent
them in the Municipal Council as
Mayor and Aldermen, and al6o for ths.
purpose of electing Two School Trustees.
The mode of nomination of candidates shall bc as follows:—
The candidates shall be nominated
in writing; the writing shall be subscribed by two voters ot the Munici-
pa.ity as proposer and seconder, and
shall be delivered to the Returning
Officer at any time between the date
of this notice and 2 p.m. on the day
of Nomination; and in thc event of a
poll being necessary, such poll will be
opened on Thursday the 14th day of
January, 1915 in the City Hall,
in the City of Revelstoke, and kept
open between tbe hour of nine o'clock
in the forenoon and 7 o'clock in the
atternoon tor taking and recording the
votes of the electors of the said City,
of which every person is hereby required to take notice and govern
themselves accordingly.
The persons qualified to be nomin-
j ated for and elected ns Mayor shall
: be such persons as are male British
subjects of the full age of twenty-one
years and are not disqualified under
any law, and have been for the six
months next preceding the day of
nomination, the registered owner in
the Land Registry Office of land or
real property in the city of the assessed value on the last Municipal Assessment Roll, of One Thousand Dollars or more over and above any registered judgment or change, and
who are otherwise duly qualified as
Municipal Voters.
Thc persons qualified to be nominated for and elected as Aldermen
shall bc such persons as are male
; Fritish subjects ofthe full age of 2\
years and are not disqualified under
any law and havc been for the six
mouths next preceding thc day ot
nomination the Registered Owner in
the Land Registry Office, of land or
real property in the City of the as-
sissed value, on the last Municipal
Assessment Roll of Five Hundred Dollars or more over and above any registered judgment or charge, and who
are otherwise qunlifieed as Municipal
The persons qualified to be nominated for nnd elected as School Trustees shall be such persons as are
British subjects of the full age ol 21
years and having been for the six
months next preceding the date ot
nomination the registered owner, in
the Land Registry Office, of land or
real property 'in the City School district of the assessed value on thc last
revised assessment roll of five hundred dollars or more over and nbove
any registered judgment or charge,
and being otherwise qualified to vote
' at an election of School Trustees in
] the suid School District.
Every candidate nominated shall
signify by a writing accompanying
the nomination paper, his consent to
.- ich nomination, except in case such
person be absent from the Municipality when such absence shall bc stated
in the nomination paper.
Kvery candidate nominated for
Mayor or Alderman shall, on or before the hour ot 2 p.m. on the day
of Nomination, furnish the Returning
Officer with n statement ln writing
specifying the land or real property
upon which he qualifies.
Given under my hand, nt Revelstoke, thiB 2nd day of January, 1915.
B. R.  REYN0LD8,
Returning Officer.
Good Progress is Being Made
on Construction of Short
Line to Coast
Princeton.—The railway situation
insofar as progress in construction
has been made, may be summarized
briefly in the following notes of the
Kettle Valley and Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern railways:
Steel has been laid from Midway
on the Kettle Valley line to Osprey
lake, a distance of 175 miles. From
Osprey lake, 31 mi.es to Princeton,
the grading to East Princeton is fin-
|ished. From East Princeton to the
'junction with the Vancouver, Victoria & Eastern, at Princeton there
remains to' be excavated about 50,-
(10(1 yards with the steam shovei now
i working. There arc two large trestles
land a wooden bridge over the Tula-
j meen river at Princeton to he constructed between hero and Osprey
| Luke. The whole should he completed
I by early spring     ready for tracklay-
The Vancouver, Victoria & Eastern
is now ready for trains to Coldwater
Junction where it joins the Kettle
Valley railway running to Merritt,
the.nce to Vancouver. It is hoped this
'portion will be immediately operated
!to afford at least tri-weekly direct
service w'ith the coast. It is not improbable that through trains will be
run from Oroville to Coldwater junction at an early date.
Grading   on   the Coquihalla     paBS
[ joint line wi'll be entirely completed
by the end of December. Steel will
be laid mext spring and this short
cut off to the coast wiM be. in operation next   summer,     finally    ending
;many years of anxious waiting by the
Similkameenites nnd the Kootenaians
for direct connection with Pacific seaports.
The rails,  ties    and  other mnterial
; are all ready for the line between
Princeton and Osprey lake, and steel
should be laid  '■■„•   i>'n     1.
Ballasting gangs are now engaged
in filling sags and lining up steel on
the line from Penticton to Midway.
This section will he ready for trains
early this year.
| The next new construction of railway in Princeton district will be the
'■ Kettle Valley railway to Copper
mountain, serving Princess and Voigt
camps. In the junction of three lines
at Princeton much importance "is added to this divisional railway   centre
Advertising    Pays
IF       you advertise
in   the  Mail-Herald
We have good news for every person in this town who has any form
of stomach trouble. It is about a remedy for   indigestion     and dypepsia
i that we have so much faith in as to
! offer it to you with our personal
guarantee"- that if it does not relieve
you and satisfy you in every way, we
will refund the money you paid for it
without question or argument of i'ny
Hnd. You risk nothing; either Rexall
Dyspepsia Tablets will relieve your
stomach ailments or the money ycu
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, you. There is no red tape about our
guarantee. It means just what it
says. Your word is enough. Tf Rexall
Dyspepma Tablets don't satisfy you,
the money is yours and we w<int you
to have it.
Rexall Dypepsia Tablets soothe the
inflamed stomach, check heartburn
and distress, stimulate a healthy secretion of gastric juice, aid in rapid
and comfortable digestion of thc food
and help to quickly restore thc
stomach to a comfortable, easy-uct-
mg healthy state. They also aid
greatly in promoting regular bowel
action.  Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets   are
IsoH only at the 7,IMK) Rexall Stores,
and in this town only by us. Three
sizes, 25c, 50c. nnd $1.0!).—Bews'
Drug Store.
(Lat<- with thc Kevelstoke
Qeneral Agencies.)
Bookkeeping, Typewriting and
all kind*, of Clerical Work
Aconunll Col'ected
Prompt Returns
Kile, Life snd Accident  Insurance placed with sound and
reliable companies
Oilice:    McKenzie Avenue
(Next to Com. Telegraph Office)
Pbonettfl      P, o. Box 817
Oroville—The Sterling Gold Mining
company, capitalized at $1,0(1(1,(HH), is
n new corporation just formed for
the purpose of developing the Sterling group ot claims, which Includes
several promising prospects in the
Similkameen valley, just across the
river trom Rich Bar. The claims included in the group are the Polly,
Belle de Oroville, Catherine and Sterling. The principal ledge has a showing ot three feet of fine ore carrying
good values In fold, copper, lend and
silver. A prospect shaft has l>cen sunk
on this vein, whlrh is ahout eight
fret between well defined walls, nnd
the showings so far made are highly
Geo. H. Scott, of Nelson, who
owns a Wig ranch at RoOHVllle,
brought in a bunch of horscB on Sunday which he sold to the remount of-
lecer for the British army.
There is no Investment
that brings such sure and constant
returns and profits as printed salesmanship as we do it. There is no
other method of getting business
so inexpensive. At the present
moment you -may be in need of
Billheads, Letterheads, Catalogues.
Labels or Receipt Books. Now is
the time to get in line with those
who have found that good printing
pays by helping build up business.
Let Is Do Your Printing
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You get tired of writing—everybody
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for which I enclose the sum of 91.'
Yours Truly, FAGK HTCGHT
E.  H.  Allum left  last
night     for
L,. M. Babeau was at the Hotel Revelstoke on Thursday.
J. E. Bradley of Creston registered
at the Hot,* Revelstoke on Thursday.
Miss B. Sadler of Oxford, England
v.-as a guest at tbe Hotel Revelstoke
L. Loughurst of Nelson was at the
Hotel Revelstoke on Thursday on his
way to the Okanagan.
Col. Boultbeo ot Vancouver and
Capt. Petar of Kamloops were at
the King Edward Hotel ou Wednes.
Mr.  and Mrs.  B.   Needham lett    for
Kamloops this morning   Mr     »«*jR  T   wm  hoU,  their    annuaI  danC(j
ham is expected to return on SUnQaj     __
Miss M. Johnson of Michel was at
tbc Hotel Revelstoke yesterday.
B. D. Smalley of Seattle was at
the King  Edward Hotel yesterday.
The tirst robin ot the season was
seen this morning on Fourth street.
E. Qlasple of Eagle Bay registered
at.the King Edward Hotel on Thursday.
Lyn Coleman of San Francisco was
a guest at the Hotel Revelstoke on
The  ladies auxiliary of thc     B.  of
The flrst debati      ol     the Literary
society .ef  the  i  M.C.A.  will be held ^
i.ext Friday evening, when   a     large
turn out  is expi
M. B. Westcott, provincial government engineer has pened offices in
the court bouse, I iving moved bis
headquarters from  Kelson.
on Master Monday.
J. I'olvin came In from Vancouver
yesterday and is registered at the
Hotel Revelstoke.
Anumg tho guests at the Hotel Revelstoke on Thursday was R.T. Little of Cranbrook.
Relief Society is
Doing Good Work
The meetings of the Relief society
were resumed ou Wednesday afternoon after the holidays. The meeting
was well attended, and was held at
the Y.M.C.A. parlors.
The work recently done for the
society is as follows: Mrs. R. Gordon, 1 pair wristlets; Mrs. S. Needham, 2 pairs wristlets; Mrs. Halvort-
son Sr., 2 pair wristlets; Mrs. J.
Brill, 1 pair wristlers, Mrs. Fordin
1 pair socks; Mrs. H. Needham
pair socks;    Mrs.  H.  N.  Brown
Dramatic Club Production Enjoyed by Large Audience
—Clearing Snags
(Special to The Mail Herald)
Arrowhead, B. C, Jan. 8.—The usually crowded houses drawn by the
Arrowhead Amateur Dramatic club
2 i was even far exceeded last Friday
2 I when there was not a single seat left
suits pajamas; Mrs. Haggen, 1 belt; ' in the hall. This concert put on in
Mrs. B. Laine, 1 belt; Mrs. 0. H. laid ofthe Patriotic fund was a de-
Allen, I belt; Mrs. Miller, 1 belt; Mrs cided success, both from a financial
Wood, 1 belt. 'stand point,  and from the audience's
Seventy-two pairs of     socks     were  point  of view,  giving three hours of
Miss M.J. Jordan will go
out by  day or will take
work at home.    Satisfaction guaranteed.
For terms-
Phone 278
sent to the Red Cross, Toronto. A
cheque was received from Mrs. W. H.
rratt for $311.75 being proceeds from
the raffle Of dolls.  A. cheque for $25,
solid fun, during which the following
program was rendered.
Orchestra selection.
'"A Winning Hazard" Aurora Blythe
A revised  contract  to supply
Canadian I'acitic     railway  with electric powsr was approved at the meel
A. M. Calder has returned from tbe
coast  where he hus bce.n spending the
tl,(,   holidays    and is at  tbe Hotel Revelstoke.
J. P.  Forde of Nelson,     Dominion
ing of  the city  council on Thursday   ,,ovl.,nment engineer     was     at     the
An application for rebate of sewer
tax from the Kevelstoke Land company was on Thursday evening referred by the city council to the incoming civic administration.
Officers ot the Revelstoke Conservative association bave received word
from the president and secretary of
the British Columbia
issociati'in   that    tbe
Hotel Revelstoke yesterday. He came
in from the west and left for Nelson
, this morning.
was received from Ai. Hobson. The j Miss L. Cook; Coralie Blythe, Miss
tea on rink on Dee. 26, brought In M. Gibson; Col. Croker, C. Dawson;
51.50.     Mrs.   Lea  gave a pair  socks i Dudley    Croker,      B.    Linnel;     Jack
and  Mrs.  Pratt    11  lbs.  wool and 25
yards of flannellette.
Two hundred and     forty pairs of 3
Crawley, P.  Cooper.
"Sarah's     Young     Man,"    Sarah
Tibbs,   Mrs.   R.   Gullivau;     Araminta
point Hudson  Bay     socks  are  being | Mogridge, Mrs. P. Cooper; Mrs. Mog-
ordered,   $100.03  worth; nn ellort     'is
being made to send a box the middle
of February and ladies are asked   to
help  in  making  pajamas,  bed  gowns
and shirts.
On Sunday afternoon the Ski club
will hold a tramp and will go up the
auto road as far as possible. They
will  meet   at   the    Columbia     river
bridge at 2 p.m.
A.  Anderson  won the first  prize of
E.   W.   Erickson  the  second
$20.00;     H.  Cederburg the
Conservative j£5,oi
nnual con ven- I)rii,e
tion has been    indefinitely postponed tI]ird prize of gi5>ofl     and c.  Hath-
,n account of     circumstances arising ftWay thc f0urth prizD of 510.00     for
from the European war. the best  field     crop
James  Kenneth    Forbes,     WAliam
Enjoyable list Party
Given at Craigellachie
(Special to The Mail Herald)
Craigellachie, B.C., Jan. 8.—On Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Larder of
WiddicOmbe, Cedar avenue, Craigellachie, entertained a large number of
Iriends to a delightful whist party,
The prizes for hiizh score were awarded to Mrs. W S. Stewart and W.
Lehman, second prizes to Mrs. J. E.
op in the Malakwa Paulding and J. Hoffman, while the ,pvcnts
consolation  prizes were won by Mrs
ridge, Mrs. N. Smith; Mr. Mogridge,
R. Gullivan; Harry Fielding, P.
Cooper; Sammy S'loeleaf, F. Roberts.
Song, "For King and Country", G.
Orchestra  Selection.
Song, "S'ing Me the Rosary," Misses Cook and Gibson.
•Indian Club Exhibition, H. Mellish.
Song, "Land of Hope and Glory,"
G.  Waddington.
"Pat's Last Blow". Henry Lowson,
H. Kirk; Pat Dooley, F. Roberts;
Sam  Johnston,   .1.   Kendrick.
God Save Thc King.
H. Mellish, who is a retired professional with the Indian clubs, delighted the audience with a clever nnd interesting exhibition and will be a
decided     drawing     card     at coming
Clarence  Kirk  haB returned  to Vic-
Burland,  Herman  Kaisergruber     and  {rom hjs     son     Robert G. Lawrence 1.
W.  M.  Lawrence^ has received news 1 A   rjrummond and Mr. .I.E. Paulding  toria where he  i8 ntteudi'ig school.
about 11  o'clock a dainty supper Was |    A  ganP  of  "u'n   nre  at I,rpsent    en"
Mrs. J. E. Bland has returned from
Revelstoke hospital entirely recovered.
Miss Jackson of Revelstoke is visiting friends iu town.
M. Cook left a few days ago for
Kamloops, where he 'intends spending
the holidays.
The local Dramatic club bave started activities again, casting the parts
for the new play last, evening.
The Arrowhead Brass Band fittingly saw the old yenr out and the new
year in, by playing e. s ort. selection
at each bouse and refusing to leave
until they had received some refreshment, or thc wherewithal! to procure
same. ■*
A sleighing party consisting *}f all
the young folks in town paid Mrs. W.
lilky a New Years eve visit. Lunch
was had on the way home, and a
very enjoyable evening was spent.
The S. S. Piper made a special excursion trip to Arrowhead on Jan. 1
with a party to take in the concert.
Miss M. Sutherland of Comnplix
left on Friday last for Golden where
she intends spending n few days with
her uncle R.  Sutherland.
To the Ratepayers:
Ladies and gentlemen,—I beg to
submit myself as candidate for aider-
man for Ward III. I bave had considerable experience in municipal affairs and if re-elected will do my best
for tho city's welfare.
To the Electors:
Ladies and Gentlemen,—At the   re-
tiuwt of a large number of ratepayers
I have decided to be a candidate   for
re-election as alderman-for Ward 2.
Yours truly,
To the Electors:
Walter Ernest  Robinson all of Revel-, who hns just fmished his   third year | gerved by tho hostess assisted by Mrs ; *2aSea> under thc supervision of John
stoke will  be  among a contingent   of  in meaicine at McGill   that   he   has , "s)iCWnrt nnrt    Mrs   Vlderton,      after !Silmnn clc*'rm-  tlle snags out of thc
127 officers and men   who will   leave  ,,asse,i CVery examination and   took
which a  number     of selections were!*'ack clln"no1-     making    a navigable
major   I(,n(jel.P(]  nn t)1P Victrola, and  games
and  dancing  were enjoyed.  The party
stream at low Water.
Victoria  today   to  reinforce Princess   thp thinl highest    honors in
Patricia's regiment nt the front and  slli,jects.
are expected te    . iss through the city 1
1    1 m  Sunday'afternoon     the regular   1>roke "P  wltb  the singing  of     Auld
t0   Lang Syne,    Tipperary     and     'They |I*?_in th° Arrowhead Cemetary     on
The 12 months old     child     of    G.
Smith of the 22 Mile Board was bur-
meeting for men at the Y.M.C.A.
The     Fraterna!     Order    ot Eagles   lie h|,M ,|t 4 o'clock, w'i',1 be address- , Both are Jolly Goo(1 Fellows.
I January 1.
on Tuesday 'installed officers
for the coming year as follows:
Worthy President. J. B. Cressman;
Worthy Vice, W. Little; Chaplain,—
A. Pradolini; Worthy Conductor,—M.
M. Collins; Secretary,—E. G. Burridge; Treasurer,—Alfonso Madoline; plle(j at thes(, meetings
Inner Guard,—Thomas Walker; Outer
Guard.—August   Sinclermann.;     Trus-
ed by Rev. Lashley Hall of the Met- |
hodist church. A hearty invitation is
given to all men, tei attend tbis
weekly service. A fifteen minute song
service will be held before the regular meeting.   An  orchestra  is   sup-
The  Literary  and   Debating  society
Tonight the Empress theatre is
showing some splendid dramas 6and
comedies also wonderful war and
army pictures. On Monday three good
pictures will be shown including' tho
latest war news. On Tuesday a great
war picture "Britain stands by her
friends" will be seen. On Wednesday
the first episode of the famous serial
picture "The Trey of Hearts" will
be shown.
Ladles and Gentlemen,—At the   request  of  a  large number of ratepayers I have decided to offer myself tor-
re-election as alderman for Ward 1,
Yours truly,
To the Ratepayers:
Ladies nnd Gentlemen,—At the request of a large number of citizens,
nnd realizing thnt much of the work
of the present council is uncompleted
so that this years experience will bo
of value on next year's council, I
hnve decided to ofler myself for reelection as alderman for Ward 2.
I have in tho past endeavored to
Berve the city faithfully to the best
of my ability nnd if re-elected will
contlnuo to do so.
The present council hns taken steps
to put the civic power plant in a
state of thorough efficiency and if
elected I shall do my utmost to see
that the work Is accomplished as
speedily and effectively as possible.
Yours truly,
tees-Joseph Lonzo, Thomas Downs,  v,n resum.' the weeklj   meetings
nnd A. Pradolini.
Empress Theatre
TODAY. > Matinee  2.30) The Outcast Child,    ir  I parts,     very
I    And Out, Ford
ly   1'atbe Weekly, sh   ■ • •      -    ii.ui troops at
.   Army ami
Tl.   ' roof of
MONDAY.—  Mendel Beilis,  The
rs ol   Ruse   .    great
- •      Out   o!  the   !■':..    g
Anli    ted      K*i   .'.y,     showing
lots ol war n< ws.   New 1
Good con 1
TUESDAY.—Called to the Front
I er friend-,
4 parts. Greatest War Picture.
showing 1 ired   ti
to the 1 of 1
Hid rts,
WEDNES:  * -    Trey
:.-.   rts    :• •   Kpi-
- di    ■■ eat
THURSDAY.-   Million     Dol
Xud ra. 5tl    ' - ii Is,
tho Y.M.C.A. The subject (or Friday
evening is "Resolved that the Irish
are a more humorous race than the
Scotch," aad the Bpeakers will be as
follows For the affirmative, .1. Gordon, J. Lawrence and A. Thomson;
[01  ''■' negative, B. a. Atkins, J. S.
Ittd   A.   It'ess.   It   Is  intended    in
the future.to make th -1 more
ting  by '• certain
*   ■•  Uvea      of
ind :• r n ad a ;a   Mi
commence at ? o'clock.
nonite society    of    What-
ony of  the
- 1   the
tor  11.>'  ■ .er  the  B-
dent, \V
be for
the' purposi 1    ■
•ra in Crpston.
Tpon the inslnt>-i.ee of my trlendi and th? kindly     feelings and ;■■   Bered
■support of many who were not with   me last year I now offer myMl
a candidate for the offiM of Mayor (or
If elected it will be my endeavour to conduct the affairs of ,  ur c
business lines. Finances will have to 1."  carefully  watched.   Bxtensto 1
Improvements will neces* irily he   onti   lied bj the   late ol tl
ces,   1 im city 11 ust, however, be rnainl lined al a propei   1 lard.
I have always hsd faith in He 1 e, and hope when the present   world
wide business depression Is ovei In    p in  mmediate revival  in ul! lim
Nook to the mining and lumbering Industrie        mi   h ot, and
It will to my aim to encourape activity In these hrni   I Phere i   also ths
i- urisl traffic which should be carefullyfostpred.
It elected I will make ii my duty to thoroughly Inve tijjate our power and
plant with a view to obtaining thorough efficiency,   The watei   mrvice
i    nother important utility which should he placed on s more   at! fai  -
I hopegcod aldermen "ill be returned nnd all wont for tho general advan
cement of the community,
Yi'iii   inilv,
W. A. Foote for M
To the Electors of the
City of Revelstoke:
Ladies ami Gentlemen :
Having been requested by
a large number of ratepayer.*
to allow myself to be Dominated as candidute for the oilice
of Mayor for 1015, I am acceding to the request as it is
representative of the City at
large, and doe- not come from
anv special party or faction.
1 feel that Kevelstoke requires
my own business record, as
wellaa my four"ytars served
ire for tbe position.
assured tbat your interests
b mg the largest property owners
- 'li" public's interest,
■I and in all d thai come up
TO     1 Ml-.   GREATEST    NUM-
I EST   < -
*     passed to put in  new
■ U  require proper
1 * ■ d, to give my  lime  to
01 v oom lusion
thai ii. ful amed ol darkeni
streets ind ourMen able I r ou itomei   with
I' eii 1 public meeting oi the
layers to nd, li any 1 1   :l
redui me will  be di and
are finally passed.   This  will
enable thi - theii   ipinion on the tax  rate
irk together with a view to a reduction ii [realize importance in having the tax
eni" lall work to this end us far ns is
possible without endan           be financial position uf our rity.
I take this opportuni    oi placing my platform  before  the
public as it may be impoi   ble for me to meet all  the  Eleoton
Y'iiii-h sincerely,
Theme for Sunday morning ll a.m.
"Qualifications of Eflectual Prayer."
Kvening 7.:S0 p.m. "Providence—Particular and General." To all a con-
dial welcome. The pastor Hev.
Lashley Hall    will occupy the pulpit
at both services.
To the Electors of Ward 2:
I Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the request of a large number ot
■ ratepayers I have decided    to     offer
! myself for election     as   alderman in
Ward 2.  If elected my ellorts will be
given to furthering the best interests
of the city.   Your vote and Influence
i respectfully solicited.
To the Electors:
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the rc'iuest of a large number of
ratepayers, I beg to oiler myself    as
candidate for alderman for Ward 1.,
Yours truly,
skates sharpened at Palace garage
25c per pair.
Our coal burns best, Palace Livery.
Select line of China ware at Howson's.
QALT COAL burns all nlgbt. Revelstoke General Agencies,  Limited.
Prompt delivery of coal or wood;
Palaco Livery.
Dry Birch and Cedar nny length at
Palace Livery.
If you are looking for a snap In
dishes look at Howson's prices.
Try Palace garage for skate sharpening.
Lump or nut coal nt Palaco Livery.
The ladies of the Relief Society will
be pleased to receive old or new magazines to bo sent to the guards along
tho lines of communication. The literature may bo left at A.E. Kincaid's
office. t.f.
Cull up Palace Livery for lump or
nut coal, nnd dry birch and cedar any
length, Phone 201.
WANTED.—Girl for private house
work.  Apply Mail Herald.
LOST.—A black robo with green lining, on the rond between A. Han-
sens' nnd Joe Comozzi's. Reward 11
returned to H. F. Hay, P.O.   Box,
771, Revelstoke. tf
January Snaps!
Men's Reg. $6.00
Sweater Coats
Heavy, shaker knit
Coats, also medium
weights. Both with
shawl collar and a good
choice of colors.
—January Price S3.95
Men's $20.00 to $35.00
Overcoats for $12.50
These come from the
best mnkers in grey,
brown mixture and black.
These we consider the
best values in the market,
but you are the judge.
—January Price $12.50
Boys' High-grade Suits, Reg. *up to $14 for $6.95
The cloths are in line worsteds ami choice i weeds.    Patterns are in
new brown shades and mixture, coats are double-breasted and full-
peg bloollll'l'H.
—January Price $6.95
Money-Savers For you!
For Rubbers,  Ovorshoon, Cardigans,  Loggings
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