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 }���������  VoL 1.'���������No. 1.  Egi^r -^.-^roar. Jj.-afc,  .t-s  ���������J  REVELSTOKE,, WEST/KOQTENlY. B.C., APRIL 14, 1894.  $2.00 a T2SB3-.  .1  I.  t  t  -*s  T.  K  ft  1}  /        REVELSTOKE,      ���������  Situated on the Coluinbia'River, be-  r. t.   .tween the Sclkirks and the Gold Rangef  ,3     is famous as being tlie only Canadian  - "  entrance to the Wes"t Kootenay mining  districts of Slocan and Lardeau, and the  ',       direct gateway to the Big3 Bend gold  j      fields, for which.it is the supply point.'  Tho climate is healthy, and being, onlv  1400 feet above sea level its mildness is  ?      'wonderfully beneficial to persons with  a tendency to consumption or other  lung complaints. J Beirig a railway divisional point on the Q-yP. R., as well as  i      the northern terminus of the-Revel-  {     istoke & Arrow Lako'Railway, it is well  '     -supplied with travelling accommoda-  L     tion east, west and south:   There is an  ((v .extensive tract of leyel land on the e.u>t  i  " side of the Columbia at this point'on  "   - which could-bo found ample room for  ^    Ji city equal to New York in size.    Most  ; ���������  of this landvjs-.rich, black, learn, and  j   * flowers; fruits"-'and,, vegetables* can' he  v*   , grown in profusion without the least  manure, while-wild .fruits and flowers  , abound on the hillsides. ."Lots,in the  old town'are to be obtained at from $50  ^ -. <o $100, but until the O. P. 'R. have de-  "      eidedj certain, contemplated improve-  t  jnents at the station, lots'in the new  (, ..a-town are only to be obtained'on' lease.  > Investors and manufacturers would do  > well to take a look at this coming town,  'j 6which wiircertaiuly become a flourish-  ' ^ing centre of commerce at no distant  V"0    -date. ' ";''-"',   ^  ,     \   PROVINCIAL'LEGISLATURE.^  t ';,-,Victokia, Monday, April 2nd.   -  r MIXERAI. CLAIM 'ASSESSMENTS.  , '  Mr.ICei.wk moved.on consideration  "<of the" report on the bill to amend the  . .mineral act, 1891, and1 amending acts,  to add an additional section: ,"Notwith-  - standing'[anything ^contained in the  mineral act, 1S01, and amending acts,  the time for performing the annual assessment woik upon mineral claims for  the current year is hereby extended t6  July 31, 1S05."' He said "he made this  v miotion in, consequence of' the hard  times of last season/whith hc( thought  -entitled prospectors to this consideia-  tion."'The-United States,Government  .had made-a t similar, .concession. It  would-be of- great importance to the  miners and cost"' the _countiy nothing.  Mr. Smith, did not thinkMt fair to  give such a concession to only one class"  of miners, and held that it "should be  .allowed to the holders" of placer claims  also". 4        * > >"   V ���������  6 Hoy. Col'. Baker said ho had no  doubt that the placer miners are, also  entitled, to-consideration, 'and.if  the  .���������s amendment in this direction were made  he -i would , heartily ^support   it."   He  ., thought the condition of affairs in the  Kootenays last year amply, justified the  resolution now before the house, which  he therefore cordially endorsed. T  1, Mr. Booth did not see why the minors should have ' this , consideration  shown to them anymore than the pre-  .emptors of land should. ~He favored  carrying out the law or else repealing it.  ' Mr: Cotton favored the resolution.  He did not agree with the last speaker,  .as he" thought farming and mining  operations could not be compared.  After further discussion the amendment offered by Mr. Kellie was adopted; and the report on the bill also was  '.adopted. -��������� ���������  Bill read a third time and passed.'  NAKUSP AND SLOCAN RAILWAY.-  'Mr. Sword called attention to the  fact that the  return   brought   down  lately did not states what tenders had  been received, > as asked for, bub only  the amount of the tenders; and also it  (did not answer the question,as to what  tht������ company have to sell  that   they  .should get $59,200 for 49 per ccnt.^of it.  Hon. MR. Davie said as to the latter  question, it involves a mere "matter of  deduction which anyone^ can 'make for  himself.   There are1 none so blind' as  as those who will not see; none so deaf  .as those who will not hear; and none  so stupid as those who will not understand,- and" the only construction   he  could put upon' the objection ot the  lion, gentleman is that he   does   not  want to understand the matter.    The  government have gone out of their way  lo get all the information possible, and  the lion, gentlemen have not only got  jill   that   they   wanted,   but  also   it  seems   as   if  they have  got a gre.it  ,deal more than they expected, and that  if they thought so" much would have  heen forthcoming they would not have  asked for any at all.   They have been  singularly dumb, and their newspapers  have been singularly dumb, ever since  this return lias been presented, unci he  did not think that any one of their  newspapers had oven reproduced  tlie  information contained in the return.  Mn. Cotton complained that the  Attorney-General abused the members  of the Opposition when they had merely  asked for- infoimation.  IJon. Mr. Davie replied if what ho  had said just now about the Opposition  and their organs being wilfully blind  and deaf and stupid is abuse, he thought  at all events the public would agree  with it. He had not intended it as  abuse, however. He had been talking  to the lion, gentlemen opposite in the  kindliest way (laughter), and merely  wished to know why they .ire so silent.  The bill as requested was allowed to  stand over. ^  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  *     i -r t "  o   ���������, March 84th, lS'JJ.  HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to appoint the  following persons to be Collectors of  Provincial Voters for the several Electoral Districts as' constituted by the  "Legislative Electorates and Elections  Act, 181)1," viz :���������  Henry T. Thrift, for "Westminster  Electoral District, Riding of Delta.-  -L. TV. Paisley, tor "Westminster  Electoral District, Riding of Cliilli-  wliack. f    ��������� - '  R. G. Clarke, for Westminster Electoral District, Riding of Dewdney.   ���������  Robert McBride, for* Westminster  Electoral District, Riding of Richmond/  ' W. 'B. Townsend, for New Westminster City Eleetoral'District. j _  John McAllister, for" Vancouver  City Electoral District.  Joseph* Burr, ~for=������"Taie Electoral  District, West Riding. '      ,.    i   '  Wm. M. Cochrane, for Yale Electoral District, East Riding.  ''. Ernest   T.   TV's Pearse,   for Yale  Electoral District, North Riding. ���������>..'/  'Ewen Bell, for Lillooet Electoral'  District, East Riding.       *"  Casper Phair, for Lillooet Electoral  District, West JRiding.  W. J. Goepel,1 for'West Kootenay  Electoral District, South Riding.     <    "  Thos. L. Haig, for West,Kootenay  .Electoral District, North Riding. ��������� ���������  Fredrick Norbury, for East Koote-*  nay Electoral District.    ���������. ,  John Stevenson, for Cariboo Electoral District.""   ,  W. H. Dempster, for Cassiar Electoral District.  J. B. McKilugan, for Victoria City  Electoral District.  John Newbigoing, for North Victoria Electoral District.  James TV".' Meldram, for South  Victoria Electoi.il District.       "  War. J. Rant, for Esquimalt Electoral District. '   '        .  H. O. Wellburn, for Cowichan-Al-  bemi Electoral District. ~ '    .'  ���������Herbert   Stanton,   for   Nanaimo  City Electoral District.   -  George Thomson, for North Nanaimo Electoral District. i - t ������  Samuel-Drake, for South Nanaimo  Electoral District. %~ ," , .  -, W. B. Anderson, for,Comax Electoral District.        --           ,   ������������������,   -^  ��������� And His Honour the _ Lieutenant-  Governor has-been pleased to appoint  the following persons to be Distributing Collectors under the said Act in the  following places; viz  ClIAKLI.S WvtKWICK     .  BIG BEND.   -p  BYJ..M". HASKINS.  Regarding the mmer.il Avealth of the  Big Bend 1 may say I first visited that  section in 1885 at the request of some  of my friends who at that time had an  option on certain gold claims in that  camp. I left Donald, B.C., on August  21th, 1S85, and after a two days' journev  reached "Farwell," now Revelstoke;  there 1 secured supplies for my trip and  started for the land of gold���������a distance  of 70 miles. On my arrival at Gold-  stream I commenced my examination  of the formation aud found*it to.be  slate, which is 'the gold rock of the  world, generally - speaking. At this  point the country is cut by McCulloch  Creek; which is still famous for its  richness in early days; and on 'ascending this mountain I found it had been  cut by numerous veins of quartz which  showed free gold in many* places;, arid  as -I had seen a great portion of the,  mining camps in tho U. S. in similar  formation, I at once made up m'y'miricl  that B. C. at no distant date would  lead in the production of the precious  metals, Gold and Silver. ,'\ ~fx -  In addition to this, as I 'spent''..tHe  autums of 1883 and 18S0 in the Big  Bend prospecting for quartz, I can say  thatjin my opinion there is,a great  future in store for this portion "of West  Kootenay.  "'      '   ���������. J' , 5^L,  In the near future Big Bend will J>e  one of. the greatest gold-pioducing  camps in the world, and I may say that  time has fully arrived, as there  are  COLDSTREAM CANYON.  "HE DID NOT GET THE NUGGET."  On and off we have "heard stories of  this cm yon from Big Bend prospectors,  such as picking up gold nuggets of  value as tlicy were walking along; ot  being able, to see the gold on tho bedrock but unable to get it on account of  the swiftness of the w������*ter. As a miner  occasionally strikes town with a considerable bag of nuggets from that .region we began to get inquisitive. So,  hunting up a well-known "Bend" miner,  we asked him for a description.  " Yes," he answered, "sixty ,miles  north of Revelstoke is Goldstream  eCaiiyon. Scenery and gold dust are its  principal attractions. Imagine a box  canyon a mile and a hall long with  nearly perpendicular walls, formation  slate and talc, green black and iron red,  a big white dyke oi lime breaking  through here and there, four thousand  miners' inches of water swiftly flowing  on the smooth Bedrock when it is not  tumbling over the , half-dozen pretty  cascades, and you have-an idea, of it  from a scenic standpoint. "As I am not'  an artist "    '      '" "  ��������� o AMES "Molviosn..  .    .  Napollon Fitzstuiios  Joel Bko vuw&u  JThkdriok Souks  Maiik Batc    *���������.  ,in New Westminster  City. ',  in Kamlooph..     ^.   .  in Nelson.  in North'Victoiia.  in Clinton  in Nanaimo City. .  ,.   Provincial Secretary's Office.  "ssnd March,*1894.  Pursuant to the powers conferred in  that behalf by section 22 of the  "Legislative Electorates and Elections  Act, 1891," His Honour the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council has been pleased,  to order, and it is hereby Ordered, that'  the form of claim to vote hereto appended be substituted for Form A in  tlie Schedule to the "Provincial Voters  Act."  By Command. ,       *  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  mines atpresentp.iying good dividends,'  and'before the end of 1SS)5 there will be  several otters. The leads in that part  are large and well defined, with good  walls, so there is no ieason\ to doubt  their permanence, and as" timber and  water are both abundant1 all that Cis  wanted is capital to make this one of  the greatest paradises for the gold  miner of 'to-day and also for the" capitalist as well. . - -,' -,.,  Now, ^1 hope my leaders will not  think I am speaking fioni hearsay from  others, as_too often is the case in mining camps, which does more harm than  good; but as I have spent three yeaisr  in this camp, I speak as I have found  it to be_myself. <      ������  In speaking of placer mining in Dig  Bend everything goes .to shoWj.that  there is a great future in store for* that  class of mining, as there are several  creeks in ' that part that have paid  handsomely at surface, bnt have never  been^bottomed;,and there is no need'to  doubt their richness, as French-1 Creek,  after a great deal of energy and hard  work, is now paying from $12 to $25  per m.tn<per day, and "indications just'  as favorable in many other cases are  found similar to French Creek both���������for  hydraulic .mining or flume, as the case  may need.   , .,-  In any case, however, capital is needed in a new miningvcamp to makcy't ,-a.  success; and there is no better or sater  place in B. C. to-day than Big Bend for  any capitalist to invest his money with  profit.  CANING A GOVERNMENT AGENT.'  About twenty-five citizens  l'the Oddfellow's "Hall on I  ^Registration of Provincial Vot������rs.  Notice of Claim to be given to tho Collector.  ' <��������� w  To the Collector of the Electoral District of  I, the undersigned, claim to have my  name inserted in the Register of Voters  for the Electoral District, in  virtue of my being a British subject of  the full age of twenty-one yeais, having  resided in this Province for twelve  months, and in the said Electoral* District for two mouths immediately previous to the date hereof, and not being  disqualified by any law in force in this  Province. ���������.  Dated .it in the Province of  British Columbia, this day of  18   .  Signalui  (All Christian names mid mirnnincb to bo given  at Cull length.)  Residence,  (Full partlctilaiH toboKivcn, such as number of  honi-'o, If any, name of stitet, if any, etc., so  that applicant's usual place of abode nuij lie  c.isil} UbCtlUllIlcd.)  Profession, trade or calling,   Presentation to a Sunday School Teacher.  ���������The Methodist  Sunday   school sustains a loss in the departure of Miss E.  Baird for the coast.   The teachers and  scholars gave expression to their good-  will towards that young lady by the  presentation of very handsome  glove  and handkerchief boxes at the conclusion of school on Sunday week, accompanied by an address, which was read  , Nbv Miss Hettie Lee.   On the following  (Tuesday evening  a farewell tea was  Siiven at the residence of "Mr. R. IIows-  ������M  (Supt. of Sunday-school) in honor  i0' Miss Baird.   There were eighteen or  fcventy young  people   present and a  vn-y  pleasant   time   ensued.   Bcsid������s  I'u-lor games,   some   excellent  music  ������ad recitations wore given   by Misses  "race Hamilton,   Alice Noi-thoy   and  -^lly Valentino, and a song by Gilbert  orthey.   Bofoie par-ting Miss Baird  pressed her siruere thanks-' to them  rfor their kindiies- during her *hnit  n[.yidonco   among   them.    Mhss    IJ.-urd  Ct for Vaticniivo" on tin  vhj, \Veiln".'l..v evciin  the Pflfillu !>:-  Interrogatories to be answered by claimants for enrolment as- Provincial  voters.  1. What is your Christian name, surname, place of residence and occupation?  2. Are yon of the full age of twenty-  one years?  3. Are you a natural-born or naturalized subject, and whii h?  4. Have you ever taken the oath of  allegiance to any foreign _state or  been naturalized as a subject of a  foreign state, and if so have you since  been naturalized as a British subject,  and when and where?  5. Have you resided in the Province  of British Columbia for twelve  months prior to the date of your application to be registered as a Pio-  vincial voter? >  6. Have you resided or had your chief  phico of abode in this Electoral District for a continuous period of two  months ptioi to this date? If not in  this District, in what ������if any) Electoral District?  7. Are you now registered as a Provincial voter in anv Electoral Instnc.t  in British Columbia? (If the answer  he net.)   Iu what district?  8. Do you now reside in the District  for which you apply to be registered  asaProviuci.il vote;?  0.n what pjemis.es do jou Isolde;  Sir/iKtt'iic, ��������� ,   .  rVirf*'?  gathered  aturday  ���������week last for the purpose of making a  presentation to Mr. John Kirkup,' Provincial constable and Government  agent, who it was ..stated was going  east on an extended leave of absence.---  Mr. J. W. Haskins, as organizer of the  meeting, was elected chairman, and  said they were present for the purpose  of showing ?honor -to a gentleman to  whom honor was'due. He believed  Mr. Kirkup, by his wise and judicious  administration of official authority, had  made himself worthy of honor, and  they as citizens and friends had met to  show their regard and respect for hinv  (Cheers.)���������Mr. C.Lind'maiik then made  the presentation, and read the following address :���������    ' (  Wr, tho residents of Rev elstok", on account  of the estimation and appreciation in vv Inch j on  arc held ainony ut,, for the fair and impartial  manner m which jou have discharged your  onerous duties and obligations as Goyernmont  agent, take this oppoijtunuty of presenting yuu  with this gold-mounted'vvalking-itick, as a  slight token of the same. We hope and trust  that the Government in their wisdom and  judgment will still hold you as their representative here. , i  ��������� Mr. Kirkup, in reply, said he had  always endeavored to live up to his  duty andj expressed thanks ior their  kindness.���������-Messrs. D. Robinson, M.  David, C. B. Hume, R. Howson, J. W.  Haskins, 0. Lindmark and McMillan  contributed srjeeehos during the even-  in#>  an artist that will have to do you in  that quarter." * , >,     '< '  " What about the nuggets the miners  bring down which they claim to get  there sniping?" r . ^ , '  , "As I told you before, the bedrock is  bare, and the gold coming, I suppose,  from the quarts reefs recently discovered further up stream, tumbles from  pothole to pothole or rolls along on the  'smooth bedrock until.it lands in some  stray crevasse or else keeps on traveling till it reaches the Columbia. When  the water is low.i which happens late in  the fall, you"get a long-handled shovel  and a pair of gum boots and strike out.  If you are lucky enough to strike a soft  spot in the bedrock a half dozen shovel  fulls, successfully, brought out of the  swift water, which is by no means an  easy matter, will fix you lor the winter."  "Did you ever see any nuggets laying in the water, try to get them out  aud not succeed?"        "        '     ' i,  " Yes, but they are not so plentiful as  one would imagine.- Late last fall I  was   prospecting   alongv through   the  canyon,, but not meeting with much  success.   Passing by a pothole about  five   feet-deep, I noticed  something  glistening on the bottom. , On looking  closer 1 saw it was a nugget about the  size   of 'a   hickory  nut.    Taking   my  shovel and running it easy and carefully along the 'bottom so as'^not to  cieate an eddy I managed ^to uget it  aboard.   Then raising the shovel gradually so that the swift water would not  force it off, I managed to get it,within  two inches of tlie top, when an eddy  struck-it and away she went. - I tried  thesame thing a half dozen times, but  without success.    I was getting mad,  and had a haul hankering after that  nugget.   I was like the baby iu the  l? ithtub you see in the soap advertisements when,  'He won't be happy till  he'gets it,' so peeling olf my clothes I  decided to dive through the cold mountain water and get that nugget or know  the reason why.   Balancing myself on  the edge of the pothole I took a good  aim for'the chunk of gold and hit the  water   with   a  chuck. '  Striking   the  bottom with my hands, I grabbed at  the glittering yellow and managed to  get a hold of something.   I rose to the  surface.   Shaking the water out of my  eyes, I looked in my hand, and I'll be  hanged it I hadn't missed the nugget  and brought up a small stone.    1 am  properly riled up now, and after jumping up and down on the bank for a  minute or two so as to get my blood  circulating, I look for it again and find  it has moved'out close to tlie swift current.    Moving to the other side I jump  in again, and alter going through nearly the same performance, manage this  time to come to the surface with the  nugget. , But I have miscalculated the  length   of  my   dive.   I  slip  and fall  on my back into the swift current, with  a waterfall scarcely a hundred-'yards  below. ^vEt is a case of swim or drown.  So collecting myself I strike   out as  quick as possible, and after a struggle I  climb out on the rocks chilled la the  bone and minus the nugget. -When I  saw my danger all  thoughts of gold  passed from my mind, and in opening  my hands to swim I let go the gold.  "Yes, sir, there's lots of gold in Gold-  on other parts of the Island is peculiar.  Here, and around'*this district, it is generally tool, raining mostly every day,  while on the other side of the island  rain fall is almost unknown, and   in  some districts the thermometer stands  at 80 in the shade -the   vear   round.  Although we'get so .much more rain  here, after staying here'' for a while it  is hardly*noticibie on account of an  even temperture, and getting soaked as  a rule leads to no bad effects as it would  in some countries.   There a-re i-mmer ous  sugarplaFitationb-thi'oughoutthisisl.uid  and a number of coffee plantations, the  latter industry only m its infancy and  in the experimental stages.   It is said  that the quality of the coffee is even  better than 'Java.    The native grown  is generally used Ahroughaut tire island  and is of excellent flavor.   Vegetation  is very luxuriant here; the grass is of a  very bright green color, even brighter,  than the color in'England.   There are  a few large cattle ana sheep ranches on  the island and large numbers of wild  cattle, pigs, and dogs in the mountain.  Meat can be bought for Sc. per. lb., i. e.  beef, as'little mutton or pork finds its  ^ay.to the butchers.  Good fresh butter  js scarce and high, almost impossible  to get.   Eggs^are about 35c.<to 50c. per.  dozen.   Groceries about same price as  in the mountains, and clothing reasonable in price.   Not much talk of politics  here, so I hardly know how^hings are  progressing  at  the   capital.    We get  mail from Honolulu every 10 days and  life goessnioothly,'nmehasitdid, I pre- ,  sumo, when Capt. Gook landed to meet'  his untimely "death on these shores.   A  monument marks the spot at Kealake-  akua Bay, in the Kona District.  Absent One.  ,     ,',    "LARDEAU NOTES." '  '     Thomson's Landing, April 2nd.  The snow it. l.apidly disappearing and  in another week the bottom land will  be bare.  _ ' ������,  The pack trains are lookingr fairly  well, and are again feeding in the  meadows.     *      < i  Mr.,W. H., Harris, manager of the  Harris Mining Company, is'' at1 Thomson's Landing and is bu-,y packing supplies to his company's claims, where he  intends to carry on development work.  His claims are the "Green State,"  "Silver Butt" and "Look Out," and  are reported to be good prospects on  the same ledge as the Silver 'Cup, Mr.  Harris states that a' number of capitalists intend to visit the Lardeau as  soon as the prospecting season opens.  Messrs. C. Holden of the Silver Cup,  and ID.1 Ferguson, a land boomer from  Ferguson Cits', arrived at .Thomson's  Lauding this evening and leave, for  Nakusp and Revelstoke to-morrow.  Mr. Holden reports the Silver Cup  shaft down 35 feet, with one foot ofr  solid oie in the bottom of the shaft and  S feetof concentratingore. Theyhavea  carload of ore on tho "dump ready for  the pack-train.  The^boys are delighted with their  prospect, as their most sanguine expectations, so far, have been more than  realized. As soon as the pack-trains  can get over to Trout Lake, the owners  of the Black Prince will come in to  commence taking out ore.  Messrs. Harrison and Barehard left  Thomson's for Trout Lake yesterday.  They reported that Mr. H. A. Brown  had published a reply to Mr. M. Beaton's communication, but they brought  no late papers, so that Mr. Beaton does  not know whether anything worthy of.,  a re,>ly has been published or not. i  " All the miners and claim-owners  aiound Trout Lake and Lardeau favor  Mr. Beaton's policy, and are talking of  holding a meeting to protest against  the people of Revelstoke assuming the  right to dictate to * the Government  how our affairs are to be conducted.  Action with regard to this matter will  be taken as soon as spring opens.  The new bridge over Fish Creek has  been completed arrd is said to be a substantial structure.  All well at Lardeau, Thomson's and  Trout Lakci.       i, >  was posted up two or three davs ago. He hafi  asked Mr. Peterson if he could liavo the hall,  and had been told he would let him knowing."  comilc of hours. He had been refusal Uie use  of tin. bchoolhonsc ty Mr. Kournc'because that  gentleman said there li.id not been proper notice  given. It ap|icaied that one part of the town  was for Kn kup and tho other part against liiui,  why did thej not call a public meeting for the  <hi.t petition, which .prayed for .the removal of  JClikup? Mr. Theodore DKviatufccd Mr. lirown,  one of the delegates to Victoria, lo .call e. public  meeting of ciLi/.ena to remove Kirkup.  Jilt. IL A. Uuowk:   There was no such thijwr  Jlit. Haskins:   You told ino so right in front  of Co lu-hicr'ti store.  Tub Ciiaihvia.n:  "Mr. DnvidVmirmoonglltnat  to bo brought into the matter at all.  "Mn.  ilaowN:   What is  tho object  1  meeting?'  Mk. Haskins  of^thia  MEETING-OF CITIZENS.  stream Canyon, but, like a good-looking  girl, its a hard thing to handle."  OUR HAWAIIAN LETTER.  Causes of Failure in "Boom" Towns.  The .secret of the failure of boom  towns i\ attributed to the fact that pro-  niotei s and investore, discounted tho future while deliberately closing their  eyes to the present. They disregarded  the common rules of business with a  persistence and blind obstinacy truly  marvelous. Never stopping to reason,  they plunged into a sea stiewn with  half covered reels of financial nun, and  allowed the wind of excitement and  enthusiasm to blow them about at will,  and when they finally struck a rock  and were wi ecked, they blamed not  themselves, their gieed, or their impetuosity, but the town, its overestimated resources, and everything else  which failed to meet their hopes, foi-  getting that the facts were before them  all the time.  Singular Shooting Accident.  William Boyd, v, ho keeps the 70-Mile  Houses Cariboo load was accidently  shot on the 23th ul t. While returning  home from Clinton he pa-ssed a stranger  on foot and offered to take his overcoat on with him, so as to ease tho  stianger's load. When.Boydgothome  and took the things out of the lig, ho  threw the o\ crcoat and other articles  .on the floor, when a pistol went off.  The bullet entered Boyd's side above  tho hip, circled around the body and  now bos buried in the shoulder. The  doctor say-, that no vitil part has been  touched and unless blood-poisoning sets  in there will not be much danger, l^fi-  Boyd !-, uellknown.timings'./old-tuners  bore pijd is a very '. }pul i/ host. Tie Is  ivpi'Uv iv. ov i-vijv."  Hilo, Hawaiian Islands.  r    March 3rd, 1S04.  DfiAJi  Editor,���������Since   writing  my  last letter I have moved to the Island  of Hawaii, some 200 miles from Honolulu, Oahu, and noted for having the  largest and most active volcano in the  ^world, viz: "Krlauea" whose fires are  'always burning by day and by night,  described as the "bottomless pit"���������the  "fire which is never quenched"���������"the  place of hell"���������"the Like that burnetii  with fire and  brimstone"���������the   "everlasting burnings"���������the fiery sea whose  waves are never woaiy.   There weie  groaniiigs, rumblings, detonations, rush-  mgs,    hissings   and   splashings,     the  crashing sound of bie.akeis on the coast,  but it was the surging of fieiy waves  upon aiiei y nhoi e.   After this, br iel description your re.'iilei s may have a faint  ideaoi tlHSiemarkablovoltaiio.   Atany  hour a new "lava flow" may break out  and run for miles before stopping.    The  whole island is of volcanic nature, and  earthquakes are quite familiar to those  who have resided here any length of  time.   The island is largo in comparison  with tho other islands of the group, being 100 miles in length and 70 miles iu  breadth.    The roads are very lough on  some pai ts of the island, and the only  way of travel is' by horses or mules,  except the road to tho volcano, some  30 miles fiom hoie, which is within 1  miles of completion and has taken over  four years lo laiildsofar.    That is an exceptionally good road, both for riding  and driving.   Old volcanic flows of Java  make a good foundation for good roadbeds.    Two large mountains (active in  days gone by, and liable to break out  afresh atany time) whose peaks reach  over 11,000 feet abov o sea level and are  snow clad tho year round, remind mo  of the ���������"Selkirk"' l.mgc.    They can be  seen fiom any point on the island and  are named "Mauna Kr.i" and "Mauna  Loci."   ') lie v-.i'ieCr ol ( hiii.e,., hcie and  "The Unexpected Always Happens."  A meeting was held in Peterson's Hall last  Fuday night which was somewhat out of the  usual outer of things, as the chiiiunan himselt  did not know for what purpose the meeting was  called, and no one knew who convened it. A  selitaiy notice hud" been ntllxed to the post  oflloo door calling for a meeting In the school-  housc, but, bufoio it had been icaii b\ 20 peihons  it was torn down It was entirely on the  ground's of the meeting not being a public one, no  public noLUo having been gnen, tluvt thescc-  iclaiy of (hoSchool lioaitl lcfu&cd tho kc> of  tho schoollioiisc. It w.is piulty well known,  liowuvur, Unit tho ninth* was being stccied bv  soino friends of the government ii^ent, who ino  dchliousol holding an investigation Intucoi Uitn  chaiges bioiiglit against thill gentleman. At  ,s .10 a laigc eiowd had assembled in the eiitianee  leading to the hall, uheie a noisy dispute between the roughest ulrinunt of the two f.u Lions  took place, ana it was iieuilj an hoiu bcloic the  meeting coinmciu'i d. Thcic weic about 90  present, and it was evident tho Government,  agent's suppoitois woio iu a minoiily. Mi F.  J'laser was chairman and Mr. Geo. Maish  sect etary.  Tlie CuAiiiMAN" asked for some gentleman to  slop up awd say what the meeting was called  for.  Mb Sunn iu, vnd sunt thcio w.ts no notice of  such meeting about town, and he did not know  w li.tt the r>( ojile won heiofor  Mil M. David lieie began lo ic.id tho notice,  but was called to the plutfoi in bj tin' ehiunian,  and having mountid Ihe platfoim icut the  nol lion liu h w as po U d  JIu U. lioi.sON sud he hcind lhf>n������ waslobe  a mooting in tlie sehoulliousi. lie mel a lot of  people there that (jvcning, and when they found  the sehoolhoiise was not U> bo had someone said  "lotsgo down town." TJicy went and eon^ic-  gated mound tho fiontdoor of I'ctcison's Hall,  whoie a lively discussion began, and it was not  long befoic hot woida aioso m discussing the  manner sonic'of tlie eiti/cns had taken to vty  move our Government agent, and heating the  discussion earned to a length which he eonsid-  cicd was not creditable lo our ctti/ens, ho pio-  posud the}, go into tho hall and discuss the  question iu a pi opcr milliner as ho thought eveiy  public question which had for its obicet tho  good of thedistucl ought to be discussed, bcfoio  tho public But as there had not been notices  given to hold a meeting in that halt no icsoluti-  ons could ho passed nt that meeting  Mit \V. M. I3kow-n asked Mr. Uow=o,n how  in.iny notices woij> j-eoui./ji) io constitute a  public wicQliuK. "���������  Mn Howso.v saidhi couldnottcll but notices  had been postid about Llie town anil Loin down.  Mn. Bhovvn' said he had nol scon anv notices  about town He had been to tho station th.tt  nioining aud be vii ������ ninioi about a meeting  bejng lield Ho askot1 if anv notice bad boon  posted up and was told that thoro had not-been  any. Fiom all he could find out thcro h.vd been  only one such uotjso pu| up, and that had no  siguiiLuioon U  Mu. J   W. Haskins said he had put  up a  nol loo .it tlio post olHcc, but it w.ts toni down,  within two horns    Tlie cili/cns of tbib town  1ml gatheied m  (his hall villi less than two  bonis notii c but thej did nut see a notice tlvpj ,'      To decide tho question of Kirkup s removal. ,     ,  A Void.: Keep your spooch tiU Monday nigHt, <,  Mit. Haskins:   I w ill keep mt- speech  till  Mondaj night.   Itn largo meeting can bo called  In two hoiuj why will not three dajs call a  Meeting? 1 propose Jtluit.this meeting adjourn  till Monday night.                      ,  Mk. SoTHbiiLAVD seconded. ,  Mn. H. A. liitowN:   I will protect my rights.  ���������>  I do not like a man that w ill go to San Francisco  and disparage tlie  town    Mr. HosIJns called  tins meeting.   A man may call a meeting by  putting his name on tho notice, but Haskins  did  not do so.   A mmd-rcidor ii.id  examined  Uaskins head recently and I beUe.vc she knows  moro about it than ho does "himself.  A Voicj::   She is not a nund-rcader.  Mk. Bi.owa"   I heard at the station tbat there  was to be a meeting to-night and came-down.  I do not see w hy,tUis meeting cannot go on now  we are here.   It would bo a shamo to bring the   <  people down again on Monday night with tho  roads in such bad condition, JL^ct tun meeting   ���������  go on. j-  Mr. Holdich seconded tins, n    r  The Chairman:   That is not needed."             ���������    *  Mr. lirown:   Count the number present.  sMr.HcHkins thon mounted the platform nu&  ������Htvea.to lie allow ed to speak.   .                  <    ��������� ���������  1 hu Chairman:   Tlie Diotion^ptease.  ino motion to adjourn was then put, those in  fav or of it to tho number of about 10 stood up:  those against it numbered over 5Q.r-.At this  icsiut the gentlemen who voted to adjouiu left  tno hall in a body amili cpioorioup cheering,  stamping and catcalls.   When order was les-  toretl Mr H. A Hi-ovvn said when he and Mr. "VV. t  M   Hiow.li went to "Victoria as delegates they  weie lufouncd that t"he Government found so  much fault w ith JCirkup that they had come .to  the conclusion to lemove him.   He had been  given a hint to go, but would not take it.   He  had heard Kirkup boast that he did not own a  cents woitli of property in the town.   Kirkup  had circulated b.td roports about this town anfi'  district while in San Francisco recently   Bovo  r.il citucns felt aggiievcd uecaufcefitcfi-Jiad.ilot  been asked to sign the first petition    Mr. "Haskins then went to work to get up a counter-petition.   Ho was no good to tho town.   He did  make a few  prospects, but that was all.    Ho*  wished to retutc Haskins' statement that .Hie  Government desned them to call a public meet-' '  ing to romov o Kirkup.   The sore heads w ho    r  had culled this-moctihg want cut enquiry, but if  therei.was an enquiry it would make Kirkup's  ctse much worse.       *               ���������"  'Mr. W. M. Bkovvk.   It will not be to our"  credit to say anything against Kmkup, as his     '  fricnds-oro 'not prosoot >to -speak for him.   Wo  have sent in our petition; we aie prepared to  back it up at any moment.   If an enquiry is <-  held it will "be a' case of "savo me from mx  friends                                                                       *    "  The Chairman:   H everv thing had been left^  -Alone after Iho first petition had feeon sent in it    r  would have been far bettor for all concerned. .  But Mr. Haskins had jumped up and ci>!led*  public mooting    Mr. Haskins was too li-ytfy;  but he was ottering ia run for M. P. P. c iftho  coming election    Mr. Krrkup would bo tho last  man to voto for Haskins, who last tctt-couIA  not say bad enough agauibt Kirkup.   liet tna  two petitions icst and let the Government bo  the judges..-1. ������ ' *- ..     f  Tar: Secretary thon read a resolution ho had  drawn up. -*  ���������, <  Bin. H. A. Brown said he did not think a resolution like that was proper, and it should bo  withdrawn. His removal bhonld rest with ihe  Government  Mr. Marsh said his idea was that as Kirkup  w as on leave of absence it w ould be best for luru  to be removed without any more ado.  Mb. H. A. .Brown: Is -there .any *uthorily  for-saying he is on leave of absenec;? Mr. Brown  then amended,the resolution, which rciwl as  follows:��������� , , '      ,-  "That it is the opinion of thiB meeting that  Government be further pressed for the unmc(U-  ate and permanent removal of ihe present Government agent, John Kirkup; and ho it further  resolved that the fornior action of the business  men of this town be fully endorsed by this meeting.   ��������� ?  'this was boconded by Mr. W. M. Brown, and  cairiod.  Mr. W. M.',EaowK said no one had beort  eoorced into signing the first petition. ~As Mr.  Haskins had introduced the Frontier's harno he  (Mr. Brow n) would give them the sense of it. He  hod spoken with Mr. Davie in Victoria, and it  was generally granted that Kirkup had been a  detriment to the town for a long time past. Mr-  Brown said to Mr. Davie, "I had made up my  mind that if Mr. Kirkup ever made anothor  break at mo personally I would caU a public  mooting and make it a test question w hothcr  Mr. Kiikup'or I should leave the town." He  w as informed that the petition to retain Kirkup  hail been signed by non scsidcnts.  Mr. John Abrahamson. Mr. D&vli aaidjuijt  now that I liad recervAid ������,jboIegiain-fecr' *ihe ,  Government-to call a meeting of citi/cns to  Oeeide about Kirkup. but it was no such tiling,  i ho ti nth w as I received a telegram from Keltic  about tho two lutings and telephoned to Mr.  H. A. Brow n asking him to call a mooting of.  tho people at tho station for the purpose of discussing .Uuit matter. The resolution drawn up  should be sont to a coast paper for publication.  Mn Marsu: The press will got it soon  enough. *���������  Mn II. A. Brown: A copy should be sent to  Mr. Keltic, not to the press.  Mil. Hor.mcn:   It is possible that the correspondent of tlie Inland Sentinel is present,  Tho meeting then broko up.  ��������� ��������� .  The Demands of itodern Journalism.  The mo&sback and halcyon "days of  editing a newspaper are awl ta^. interred in the same moss-covered grave  w ith the pigheaded old fogy of c ne-enjt  tunes. To servo the alert cuvj wideawake public a man has to bo constructed on a high plane and catchy besis.  It takes a sort of luminous and electrical journalist to write in this advanced  age of civilization. Tie lias to be able  to write bright things and keep it up,  or he is soon relegated to the rear as a  typical has been. The people of the  world aie enveloped Jo an intellectual  storm, and their brain throbs and  throbs���������incessantly���������for brainy flash  .shots, and the newspaper myn who is  not erected on this hypothetical hypothesis is an obhvious nobody. Lubricity  of thought and the ambidextrous handling of the pencil is \\ lint counts in running a newspaper.���������lied Lodge jtfeiv  Idea.  "si.  IHJv  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO   A>"D   VilOM  All Eastern Points.  Tin ougli Knsl Class Sleeping Cars and Tourist  bleeping Cifb to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto  w itliout change  REVELSTOKE TIME TABUE.  AtlaiiticBipresbair.ves 10 10 daily.  Pacit.e *f "       17.10   v  For full intorniiitioB as to rates, iiisc, otcw  apjih to  J. 1^ Brewster,,  A.gent, Revelstoke,  CTO McL BROWN.  .PKJ-jjrPl-Senitel Ajrent.  I ..,< )jiq . 2-C  A' *L-  PAGE %  THE IvOOTEX AY MAIL.  10'       '  s"  nwz  UJbe IRoof cna\> fiftau  SATURDAY. APRIL 14, ISM.   i> ;   SUBSCRIPTIONS  INVARIABLY IX ADVANCE.  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If a jieison oideis his paper dlsconttiiucd  lie must p.iv nil arreais, or lliu imblialiei.s inaj  continue to bChd it until payment In made, mill  then collect the whole amount, whether the  paper is taken irom the office or not.      <  3. In suits for subscription*., tlie suit, may be  instituted where the iiupvi is published.  4. The courts have decided that refusing to  take a new.sp.tper or periodical from,tlie rJost,  oillce. or removing und'k'iivitig them iiiii-.tlUil  for, while unpaid for, is primaYacio evidence of  intentional fraud. ,, ,   .  .SALUTATORY. ;  The Mail does -not 'profess to fill.  , any "long-felt want," neither does it  ��������� expect to "raise, the price of sUvgrror  settle the' townsite disniite^but its  particular mission ,vvill"-be to promote  tl-.c welfare of the town of ^Revelstoke  and tlie jSorth Riding "of West Koouj-,  .nay. The Mail has no "pull" with  any individual, corporation, or pplitical  party, but will pursue a strictly independent course on the dividing wall,  which will" enable it to take (a whack  At, any offending head which pops up  on either side. -"'Mining must always  remain the chief industry, of West,  Kootenay, and, the mining interest  will have first, place in the columns of  the Mail. To that end we ask the cooperation of prospectors and mining  men throughout the riding. At present ihe Mail occupies the unique  position of being, as far* as we can  gather from the columns of our contem-  ( poraries, - t'he only Independent paper  in the Province. ,Whether the course  of events will drive it into either- of  ihe political parties must remain a  question for the future lo decide.  TO THE PUBLIC.  Intending subscribers to tho Mail  should send in their names at once, as  it will not only be encouraging to the  proprietors to have a large subscription  list,' but also a great benefit to the  .town and district. We can quote  better prices for advertisements with a  large circulation and it rests with each  individual to help build up the town,  rfor which purpose this paper has been  started. It ought to be a self-supporting institution, but unless the residents,  of the town and district show their  sympathy in a substantial manner it  enn hardly be expected that it will be-  ���������coine -what we. all desire���������the best  paper in West Kootenay. The' subscription pi ice is 82 a year or $1.25  for six months, which must be paid  -TN advance. This we must insist on  in all cases, as there is so much loss in  the credit system that we intend to do  no "more business after that manner.  Anyone who knows anything about  running a newspaper will understand  without any further explanation.  Opinion is divided as lo the benefits  to the prospector by the holding over  of all assessment work on mining  claims until July, 1S95. As Mr,  Haskins says in his letter, many prospectors depend on the money received  for doing this assessment work on  mines owned by capitalists and ayncli-  ,catsj-s .to .enable them to co rry, on their  work during the remainder of the season. To tlie comparatively poor mine-  1 i)wner the exemption will be a boon,  and those were the men in Mr. Kejlie's  mind when he proposed the addition of  such a'clause to the new Mining Act.  JTo Act of Parliament was ever yet nn  nnmixed benefit. Somebody's toes  _ must always be trodden on, and no  doubt this exemption will come hard  on the men whjjhave been looking forward to earning a tew dollars fcbis  season by doing the assessment for  those owners who can afford to pay for  it. But on the other hand, with silver  where, it is now, it would be positive  cruelty to compel men who can ill  afford it to spend $100 on a claim to  legally hold it, and yet be without the  filighest' chance to receive any returns  fror������ the property, unless silver takes  ia big rise very soon. We shall be  ygry glad to publish any letters bear-'  jng nn this; subject.  If the charge brought by "A Private  Citizen" against Mr. Morgan David be  true there can be no doubt that Mr.  David has acted in a mast 'reprehensible manner.'" JJy sending a telegram  to Victoria asking for police protection  he has cast a stigma on the town which  will not easily be wiped out. Wo  hope Mr. David will be able to clear  himself of this charge, and until he is  proved guilty 'we will give him the  benefit of the doubt. But whoever  sent such a telegram did a most outrageous' injustice to the people of this  town and is certainly deserving of the  most severe censure. " If there was to  bo any "trouble." it would arise from  the very small.faction of'rrialconlcnls  who left the meeting because, their resolution was voted down. ]Sro one else  ever dreamed of ''trouble" over, the  matter. Are we going back to the old  system'adopted in the early days in the  West to .settle dispute's? Tt is a fact,  however, that Sergeant LangJey, of  the Provincjal^Police, arrived here  from Victoria lastvMonday in answer  to a te/egnun from some party or  parties ffin Jteyelstoke, whose heart?  must l������vve/beeii in their boots when  they i'ndited such'an absurd request.  But-*fbr the injury it will do the town  In outside, opinion vve would hardly'  takefthe trouble to refute siich'.m  absurdly foolish statement that "trouble  was''feared" between the supporters of  the/ Govc"iunent agent and those who  delfired his removal. Only the disordered imagination of a lun-itic could  have in-vented such pfear. 'Let the  Government recall the sergeant at once.  |  ������������������   . JMrt. Tapping's letter in this issue reintroduces a subject which it would be  wjell for our citizens to take in hand  Tt is swell known   that  the  , at, once.  water from' the stream in question  spreaVls itself over several acres of lo\v  land in the vicinity of tho C. P. P. between the Union Hotel and the School-  hbuse, owing to< obstructions which  hkve blocked������the channel alongside the  track.    This stagnant water submerges  ll -  countless rotting logs, and tnus oners  tlie most favorable conditions for the  "- li ������      ������  breeding of the pestiferous mos.juito/  - it- ... i  Inch are found there in swarms'months  Store  they put in  an appearance in  e lower town. , The danger of mala-  riil and" other fevers from this same  source is also' a great reason why the-'  stream should be channelled 'and. rendered a source of health and beauty instead of the pestilential eyesore it is at  present. 'Another important point is  theVfact that it is this water which is  doing all Ihe damage to the river bank  opposite the schoolhousc, Percolating  through the loose earth, it reaches a  stratum of coarse sand and gravel at a  derfth of 20 or -30 feet'and Hows to the  rivlsr on this gravel bed, undermining  thd bank and carrying away large  slices even" spring. It would probably  sbe pest to bring this fact to tho notice  of [the Dominion Government before  the]!entire roadway Is gone into the  river. Two or three hundred dollars  would do the whole business. , As for  Mr^.H Tapping's proposal to bring the  water to the1 lower, town, that project'  willj'bave to w-ait until we can raise  enough money to Institute 'a proper  water system with iron pipes.- flRd hydrants. v  There is to be a meeting in Peterson's TIali this afternoon fur the jair-  pose pf "passing a resolution urging  upon the Government the ne^eisity of  comniiincing the Big Bend andJTrout  Lake lyagon roads at once." We have  no doubt that the question of con ti act  labor will be brought up, and as that  system! of doing Government work has  many supporters in this town we would  like to taiy a few words on the matter,  ft is a wall known fact that tho Government Has spent enormous sums on  trails, roads and bridges throughout  the province and that they have practically nothing to show fur this largo outlay at the present time. Money spent  on trails lias been to a great'extent, in  tho past, Inmply wasted. Scores of instances cow] be cited where trails have  fallen intcldisuse. shortly after completion. As'.this must always lie the case  to some extent, it is the duty of both  Government, and people to lender road-  making as cheap as possible, and it is  for- this reason that several of our  prominent men / aie advocating the  adoption of itho contract system on all  Government/work on trails and roads.  Wo hold that t is the duty of all citizens to assist) the Government in reducing expenditure as rnuo'i <*i������ possibles,  and wo believe the contract, system  (with sufficient safeguards to exclude  Chinese: and other foreign cheap labor)  on roads and trails would result in an  annual saving, to the Government.  But there" arc cases where it would.be  foolish and wastefuFto adopt the contract system. Take the Big Bend road  cs ���������       -  '".Li  fer instance.    There are mines in,the  Bend ''only awaiting machinery to become paying properties and if the wagon  road is not built this spring the nia~  'chinery, cannot "be taken up and thus  another year of .enforced idleness for the  mine-owners who are so anxious to go  ahead. Advertising for tenders, surveying the proposed route, allotting the  contracts, &c'., would take up considerable time, aud it would probably be  well on in July before^ the work was  commenced���������too late to be of any,  service to Big Bend miners this year.  The Big Bond l oad is needed at once,  a>:d it is to be-hoped that the meeting  will show the necessity of this in their  resolution. tT/Jie Trout Lake road is  also an urgent case and the one resolution should apply to both. Now w;e  have between 200 and .'100 men 'but of  workiu town who have boon waiting here  all winter with the 'object of woi king  on these roads'or on'ihe new railways  with tlie advent of spring. The men  are here and ready for work. Tho  roads, to be of - any <> use, should ' be  be commenced at once. $ Let -the Government put these men to( work under  efficient foremen. We do not think  "there will be any "loafing," and the  work will be performed just as expedi-*  tiously as under contract. ,Moreover,  the majority of these men are'indebted  .to the hotels for' board, and it would  be a great boon on'Vthe (part of the  Government to allow them the opportunityof, paying' their debts and replenishing their wardrobe/ The "snow  is nearly all gone from the level, and  there is "nothing'to prevent the work  from being commenced next week.  CAN THIS BE TRUE?^ ���������  To the Editor of the Kootenay Mail.  Sin,���������C startling rumor is being very widely  circulated, and generally believed that Mr. M.  David, of the Saw Mill Co., .sent u telegram to  Victoria to .vsk for special police protection on  account of serious riots being expected; and  that a constable was actually sent here in response to his request. Now-, sir, if t his is 'really  so, 1 hhould'like to ask Mr. David,.through  vour columns, w hat grounds he had for suppes-"  lug that our very orderly town would permit  any s-'ich misconduct. If any damage was to bo  feared it was not his business to wire for special  constables, as the Government agent here has  full povvet to do so if ho considers it necessary.  Further, why should the taxpayers of this  town be burdened with the cost of special constables to gratify the disordered Imagination  of Mr. David? lTuithcr still, wbnt sort of a  friend to Ilevelstoko can Mr. David consider  himself bv declaring to the authonties at  Victoria tliat our town was likely to be in the  hands of a lawless mob? ,o  If Mr. David held a higher position in this  town than he does, very serious damage might  be dono to us in public opinion by such ,an  ubsu i d proceed hi{r; but, as it is, the utter absence  of any disoider will dispel 7my doubt of our  ability to discuss public questions peaceably, i  r Hoping Mr. David will bo able to clear himself in public estimation,���������I am sir, youm truly,  A PRIVATE CITIZICN".  Revelstoke. April 12. , ���������     "   ,.  (  , ��������� ���������_,  The Rip Van Winkle Gold Mine.  Geo. Terryberry.who ������-tart oil opening  up the old Bill Van Winkle claim on  Game's Greek about two weeks ago,  came down last vyeek for some steel  drills, lie left throe men at work'removing boulilerfc"fToniToho mouth of the  canyon, so a's to commence tho digging  of a" trench towards the shaft already  sunk. This shaft is about 000 feet from  tho creek and is, about 10 feet deep.  The trench can .bo carried along for  about 300 feet and then a 200-foot tunnel  will be driven,to tap the shaft on bedrock. This tunnel will- drain oil' the  water, and the shaft will probably'be  used by the miners as well as for hoisting out,dirt. Levels will be run out  from the bottom, and it is believed, in  view of the gold that, was taken from,  Game's Creek, by the old-timers, that  pay dirt will be struck as soon as the  bottom of the 'shaft is reached. ,. The  shaft is full of water, but is well timbered, which from all appearances is  sound and strong. Anyhow, the syndicate is prepared to make a considerable  outlay before they anticipate any returns', and have confidence enough to  go ahead with the work.     ���������   "r  ' .     v,     GLOVE CONTEST"- ' '  Snt Richard C.urrnic.HT evidently  still believes that his doctrine of "blue  ruin"   is   the' only   available   one   for'  , J s, ,  knocking out the Conservatives and  the K. P. If h^ only knew how sick  he made nine-tenths of the Canadian  people with'his everlasting pessimism  he would look1 around k for some other  weapon with'which, to work his way  -itito oitice.,- Sir Richard is .not consis-  c '  tent, lie inveighs against the National Policy ofr Canada���������denounces the  Protection which has driven thousands  of Canadians into the.United States  to earn a living���������to a country that i'-,  and always lias been, more highly protected than Canada ever was. It must  be a most curious conglomeration of  ideas that would lead a man to believe  that Protection in one country forced  'people to emigrate to another where  Protection was the be-all and end-all  of every political faction and the one  subject of discussion in both Houses of  Congress. Sir Richard is not fair,  either. He makes no mention'of the  thousands of Canadians0 returning  home from the New England States,  or of tho sccfres of families (most of  them Canadians) leaving the Dakotas,  Washington and other,Western States  for our unrivalled Northwest." There  does not seem to be much "blue ruin"  in' the actual state of .things in our  Dominion, and Sir'Richard misleads  nobody but himself and a handful of  followers in Canada; but his utterances  have a widespread and malign influence  in tlie United States. Tt leads politicians there to believe that Canada will  some day come to them hat in hand  and Iv-tr to lie "taken in"r;the groat and  i - ������  glorious L iiJun. Tt is such men as Sir  Richard Cartr.ght and Goldwin Smith  who have bc-n the on use of the harsh  treatment we h.i-ve received from the  United States. A policy of coercion,  they say, will bring Canada to her  ������finsen. Arc we, Anglo-Saxons, to go  cringing to Washington, to beg for  reciprocity" Canadian statesmen have  done their part.' Tt is too soon to forget their bust trip lo Washington, when  they wore dismissed by Blaine with a  blunt non jHixfwvutg. 11 Sir Richard  desires to transform Liberals into Conservatives let him go on preuching  "blue ruin."  IiiPeterson's Hall last Saturday night  there was a fair sized audienco^to witness what was advertis d as a glove  contest.' The programme opened with  a song and dance by Johnny'Oostello,  who was encored and gave a fine exhibition of step-dancing in response.  Then Fred.Mooro'anil-Patsy Fleming  boxed four rounds. LouieLamont was  time keeper and W. S. Starling referee.  Moore showed superior science and his  "ducking" was applauded.- 'Fleming  was very good and had a longer reach,  but he held his loading arm too low  down to look graceful. His action,in  both leading" and guarding is very  similar to that of JakeKilrain., Fleming is a very young man and has plenty  ol tiifio to improve. After an acrobatic  performance by .johnny Co������UTio,,'Ed.  OuiV of San Fivncisro'.-rnl "The Un-  iiiown" of llevi'lstoko were announced  ���������to i'/ix. for joints. The "Unknown",  tunic;.! out'to be, Jim.Kirkup. Soon  al'tei's-the coninienceni'-".il,v oi! the ' first  .round Guif gave his opponent a "knock  out" blojiv and Kirkup fell hiav'Iy to  ! the liocn'sriiking tho back ot his bead  with gre.it force and remained uncon-  si kiit.s. Tire cii'l.Liii was draw u and the  glovccontesl was over. Guli', who is a  professional boxer, came before the  curtain and explained that it was entirely an accident on his part, and &uch  it appeared to bo to the spectators.  ^Bul being a professional, he ought to  know where to avoid hitting a man.  Kirkup made the entertainment possible, as there was no other man in town  who cared to box with Gulf, and it  seomednegligent, to say the least, oir the  part of tho professional to knock out a  man who had helped him to earn a few  dollars. , <  <>  ,         ������  SPRING MILLINERY OPENING.   -  .OCEAN STtAMSHlPS.  ROYAL MAIL LINES.  CHEAPEST route to tae OL3> COUNTRY.  f'roposjvi Sailings from Montreal.  ; aix.vs" raxK.  Fai.di.vi AN May/i  LvcitrNTiAN'   .     " li  Pakistan"     ....    ,.     "19  DOMINION'JJXE.  TonovTO      ,..   "    8  V^NGOrVKK   .  Orirc.ON    BRAVKFC r.IN'K,  I.AICM TfCKO.V   L.AKJ-. ON'TAIirO      .  f/AKP NVl'K.OY        ,  ..   .   .  f'obin SIS, $70, S>y>, ?70, SfSOawi upwardn.  rntfrrnidlfltf. --S'{0; Steerage 220.  P.isarnKvSM Iffkcted  through to nil part,, of  Cirtdt, Jlritnln and frolcind, and ������l spf(,iiilly low  iales to nil )' iris of the Kiiropcnn continent.  'Apply ������'������ nearest steamship or rmhvn 7 uk( nl.lo  I. T. BREWSTER. Agent, EovoiBtoko,  or to  Itnm icp  K.MHK,  Gen.   I'lUMcngor .Agent,  "Winnipeg.  12  13  0  I'i  Mrs. II. N. Coursier's show of Spring  Millinery and Fancy Goods was a great  attraction lor Revelstoke ladies on  Tnursday and Friday. The goods were  very tastefully displayed in the large  millinery showroom, and would clo  cicdit to any large city. There were  all the newest shapes in ladies', children's and babies hats, some odd and  eccentric,- others a "thing i of beauty  and a joy forever," according to the  face beneath. Leghorn hats, hats  trimmed, nude hats, in fact, a profusion  of hats of all shades of color; beautiful  cic.'im, snow-white aud black ostrich  feathers; some exquisite lace of intricate patterns, a very pretty thing  called "two-toned" luce; lace capes with  jet trimmings; fancy braids of all colors  and widths;'gimp ad!lib.; feather fans,  folding fans; russet leather belts: ribbons in bewildering variety ot colors,  all widths; silk trimmings, corded silk  ol delicate shades; babies' robes, caps  and dresses: blouses in old-fashioned  birds-eye; the newest ideas in dross  goods; a fine serviceable thing called  "hop sacking," and another called the  "rainbow," both unique, pretty and  quite the latest. In the flower department, we noticed tho rose, pansy,  poppie andjother old-timers, bnlloenumerate them would bo a task for a  milliner. Not tho least conspicuous  was the N. P. Corset, a shapely and  beautiful thing, so reminding one of  the ballrooniand youth. These corsets,  despite their elegance, are warranted  to bo about the strongest manufactured.   The show is well worth a visit.  ~~ A. McNEIL,  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOM,  Pront Street, Revelstoke.  FURNITURE, "  Boors, Sashes & Blinds.  R. HOWSON,  REVELSTOKE.  COFFTNS  CARRIED   IN  STOCK.  ���������ACIKNT KOJt K'.VOKK HI'VVIXCI MAC'IIINTH.  Q-eneral Blacksmith.  GEORGE   TERRYBERRY,  ,     KEVBLKTOKR, 13.C.  Repairs to Wagons, &c.  Shoeing a Specialty,  The natural terminus of the wagon  = road about to Be cohstructedfrom  Arrow Lake to Trout Lake City,  thereby tapping" the famous Lardeau mining* district.       ,  BUY EVANSPORT* LOi\S, because they are for sale at'such  ; moderate' prices that when the-rise in their value (which must  come)rtakes place, the profit on your ��������� investment will bejDro-  portionately., great.     ',',,/  "BUY NOW, because it is not intended to offer these Lots, at ;  their present low price, for long, and you may as well benefit  by the rise, in prices. .        ���������      ;' '  Lots from. $25 to'SfOO/   ,    .    -    ' i ���������  <->i  . WILL BE BAOK ,  TH.'  *  O'O   O   O   O   O   OOOO'OOOOO  e    D.V.  ; w.p.  9 11111!1'  " m^M' ���������^ ������ ������������������������������������������������������ " ��������� ��������� -������   ���������"������ -��������� ���������"- *J���������������������������������g-.T������'������-^-J1   L.--M.I'!  ���������MBCll  3*   , v'  ,    NOTaW PUBLIC   - ,-' R'E^EIfSTOKE,  B.C."    .;."  Mining and Real Estate Broker and. G-eneraLCom  mission Agent.  FIRE,  LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE."    ��������� ���������        ("    ..,'.,  I   Representative of the Kootenay Smelting & Trading1 Syndicate.  V',      i      .' ���������' ��������� '-'���������v-���������? '      ' ���������   ���������   \  " Y   ' "AGENT FOR THE FOLLOWING TOWNSITES; ,.  TROUT LAKS CITY;,EVANSPORT, KASLO CITY AND MKUSP.  T, ETC.  .-���������m������������������Biea^FISK AND OYSTERS IN SEASON.-.  ' - i  rf/esaMPgc&atfmJMfc -^.>sfc������afcj������^^.sa(saiiaiK-s^-i-2,s������^_ss..^^vv^ ^m  ,    6PJ  BREAD  CAKES  PASTRY  ^llllllllliraillllllllirailjIllllli^llllli'lll^llllllll'ISJgllilJIIUI^  Ei ,1'i=J'  i'b 'Si,"  Deliver?^Daily to any part'of tlie City.  -:o:  Wedding Cake to order.    Caterers for Suppers, Balls, etc.  , :o:   LEWIS BROS., THE STATION.  SUCCESSOR  TO,   <  THE WESTERN "MILLING -COT- aTD.)  BEVELSTO-KE   BlE^^k_ISrO-Er:.  -mm  FLOUR ���������  SHORTS  BRAN  OATS  DEALER IN  ROLLED OATS  CORN M'EAlJ'  BACON  BUTTER  u  FELD WHEAT   ���������       EGGS  HAY POTATOES  FRUITS, and VEGETABLES of all kinds.  OF ALL  YOUR CUSTOM SOLICITED.  Agent for���������Watorous Engino Company.  Speight Wagon Company.  In tho Legislative* Assembly this  wi't'k the* Attorney-General moved for  a Hoyal Commissioner to intjuirc int"  the matter of the Provincial Government's dealings with tho Nakusp and  Slocan Hailvvay.  There! will ho an ico cream and cake  socinl nt the Presbyterian church on  the hill "Monday niglit at 7:.'I0. A good  niii-ji'tfil pvoi'mniiiic has hconarranged  and (here will lie a diwaission on "Solj-  runtrol and how to gain it." Come, till  and haveanice'-iijoyahle time. Parlor  g;i:ii("v etc.   Admission free,  I  Mrs. Ellis gave two lectures on phrenology in Peterson's hall on , Monday  and "Tuesday   of   last week.   Some of. i  our prominent men   submitted   their'  cranlums to the manipulations of Mrsk  Wilis' skilful fingers, and in consequent:?   ���������  got all their- little failings made public;  it was rather  "rocky" to have one'?  weakness exposed to the vulgar gazer,  and   one   or*   two   of the victims go"  j "kinder mad," and quit the hall in di.-1'  gust.   IJut the audience were greatl>"  | amused, and the fairlecturefilirl nref-.f.lv  j well riiiancially.  were greatlj  urerdidprettfi'  I  1 ,n  '(,&  "THE KOOTEXAY 'MAIL.  If r      J   **  .  -���������'        'I  MIS  r    *  o<      i   1  '       l  / 1  HAS THE LATEST IN  m  "     E  A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF  ^DBSIEDS,  r   *  TWEEDS;  v i  ���������I* ���������  :>#/,  :TAEORIN&:AND BRESSIAKIM BONE IK LATEST -STYLES  LOCAL ITEMS.  TV  See" the Lace Curtains at II. N.J  Coursier's. -      > '   *  Rev. C. T. Baylis,went,to Craigella-  cliie on Tuesday evening's train.  Mr. W. J. Law returned from Vernon  yesterday,' after an absence" of three  months.        , - ' ��������� '  Dr. Denovan, of Calgary, will carry  on Dr. McLean's practice during his  month's absence.        ��������� '    *- ' ' *   '  A new Singer Sewing Machine oi\a  secondhand Raymond Machine can be  had at R. Howson's Fiirniture/Store."���������  Mr. Thos. L. Haig has been appointed collector of Provincial1 Voters for  the North Riding of "West Kootenay.  , Ernest Fletcher is back iu town.*-  lle\  lias   been   putting   iu i the' .winter  at.'  various   points>  down    river-,    chiefly  Nakusp.  The wedding of Mi&s M. Maxfieldand  Mr. C. E. Hardwiek will take place at  the parsonages Revelstoke oil the ..17th.  of May. l  . Some very good sample* of asbestoes  were shown m, this'office this week,  having been found 'near the town J)y a  prospector. ". -t- _.- . *      ..    '���������'>.,  Miss McLeani'of the brewery, ste])ped<  on a-piece of sharp'glass hidden-in the  snow and.-is; laid up with a severe ciifc  in the'ankle.-" '    -,"   '.     I"   _,      i  rDave Ferguson came up from the  Lardeau last Sunday.- ITe is here for a  few weeks, leaving his ranch to take  rare of itself for a"time.  . Miss Kelly and .Miss Clara McBryan  left on Wednesday evening of la&j.  week for'Kamloops,' where'the latter  has obtained a situation.  ��������� From later intelligence received from  Victoria' there is still a chance of the  Government making an appropriation  for Revelstoke Hospital.    ' -  That Hat.���������Don't wear the hat your  father wore, but get one of those. American Felts at H. NV. Coursier's. -  '- Mr: A. T. Stewart came np from the  Green Slide bust night and proceeded  to look over the approaches, lor the 11.  & A. L. Ry: into Revelstoke yard. ���������  Mr. R."Kelly, travelling salesman.of  Oppenheimer Bros., Vancouver, came  Hn on Wednesday's train from the coast  and   returned   liome   oir' the evening,  express. " ���������  Afc R. Howson's Furniture Store is to  be obtained "Wicker Rockers, AVicker  Cradles, Bamboo Goods, and a tirsl-  rlass assortment of Household Furniture.  Jim, the dog with a history, who  earned tire marl between Carmiore and  Revelstoke, was shot on Monday, owing to becoming in firm and helpless  through old age. ��������� ���������   .  Land in sight! Several, garden  patches are bare of snow, arid iii a few  days we may expect to see the shovel  anil the hoe in active operation. Gardening wrll commence earlier this year  than last. ��������� ���������        ' ,   .  Capt. C. Edwards, of Vancouver, has  taken over the "management of the  Victoria Hotel from Mr. W. Cowan,  who has inaugurated a new business iu  town���������wholesale liquor "and bonded  warehouse.  The steamer Lytton came up from  Nakusp as far as the Green Slide yesterday wliere she tied up for the Juight,  being unable to proceed further up the  river on account of the ice jam at the  Green Slide."  Sowing THE Sekd.���������Good Clover,  Timothy and Potato.Seeds at H." N.  Coursier's. r        .      '  Mr. S. Hainmouds, late of Donald,  has been "engaged as salesman by tlie  firm of Bourne Bros., Revelstoke. Mr.  Hammonds will take outside woij������,  travelling between, points on the C.P.R.  east and west of here. ",.-.,   ,     r,  Mr. J: I.'Woodrow went to Kamloops  on Saturdav on business with the heads  of'the firm he represents'here.' We  jiiay now expect beef ������f .'i better quality  than has lately been obtainable at the  firm's establishment-in Revelstoke.  We publish to-chiv'the^Mst of collectors throughout the ] rovhrce a nil also  the form of claim to be filled out by I lie  applicant. Anyone desirous of voting  iii the forthcoming election should use  no time in getting his n.smi; on the list.  There will be an "At iloiiic" at the  parsonage on Thursday evening next  at eight o'clock, u.idei the .uispues ol  the l-Ipworui L.'.'igue. Tbe >oui)������  people of all denominations are cordi-  /ijly invited to attend.  Dr. McLean left for Ontario on Sunday and will return about' the .middle  of ne'xt month with his bride." His resi-,  'deuce'has been very riiuoh; enlarged-  lately for .this purpose. "*.' J \> 1'- r'Z  Hit tite Nail.���������A1 car Ioad?of Harcl-  ware at-H. N. Coursier't,. This is'" the  chance for cheap-Nails.  ;,  t^-,.     -j    ,4[-  The��������� rear .portion "of   tho   building'  occupied by Mr-.  J:ID.  Sibbald  (late  Western^ Millirig,j,Co.) has been raised  to the level of the store and is greatly  improved thereby.   A verandah "is'being _, built_ in front of uhe Union Hotel.  "'The Provincial Legislature was .pro-,  rogUed'ori "Wednesday a't Victoria.\������ A,  large number of spectators were present'  'and:the.ceremony was;attended with  the'usual formalities.-;In all, 00 bills  NvereV introduced   this' session",   04 -,o������  which were passed.'" ' " -,   . t"  The McPherson Bros., who left hero  last .Sunday morning for theB'g Bend,  returned Thursday ^aiternoon. , They  had not been able to go'further up than  18 miles owing tovth'e riyer being thawed out and the snow too'soft for, travel  without snowshoes.     ���������-, ,  [.Lastu Tuesday engine No. 301 was  brought,into the yard here by engine  Nov 060 iu a dilapidated condition from  the,effect of bucking against a snow-  slide near Clanwillianf. No. 305 will be  put" on'the Arrow Lake Branch during  the'eoming summer.11  Charlie Holden is up-for a short liol;f  day after a winter of hard work, v iic  has spent the last two or three weeks  developing the Silver Cup1 claim, near  Trout Lake, and his partners are still  at the mine. The vein at the bottom  of the shaft is looking,fine, and. the  boys are well pleased at their prospects."  Must Go.���������A large stock of Clothing  is being sold oil' at II. N." Coursier's.  Men's good Tweed Suits at $7 to $11.  ���������All names on the voters' lists must be  posted lor two months before the lists  .ire" revised. The Revision Court sits  on the loth June, so that to-day will be  the la-sfc day available for getting on the  list. This sis not fair to the electors of  West Kootenay, as Mr. Haig, the new  collector, has issued "no notice'of any  kind, JIe has been awaiting theold list  from Mr. Fitzstubbs. ,A ' - ,. V,  ' One of "our best-known prospectors,  Tom Tlorne, took a life partner last  Monday at the Parsonage, Revelstoke.  The young lady was Miss Maggie Williams, late ot Thomson's Landing, and  the knot was tied by the Rev. C. A.  Procunier. Very few of Tom's friends  knew of the momentous event until  several days after, when there-was a  grand "chivaree" in front of the young  couple's residence. A"now feature of  this .serenade was tho fine display of  "blue lights." 'supplied by our "only  assayer. Mr. and Mrs. Home will  move to the cottage overlooking the  river close by the steam boat office.  Particular. Fits.4-11" you want a  particular iit in a suit of. clothes leave  your measure at H. N. Coursier's.  Many letters liaye been received from  mining men and prospectors in various  parts of the United States requesting  information regarding the road to Big  Bend and the best time to arrive'here,  among them being one from Mr. Jas.  Wells of Richmond Beach, Wash., and  another from James McFarlane of Port  Townscnd, both old-timers who have  prosneifced in Cariboo and Big Bend.  Mr. McFarlane asks if the bridgfe over  Downie Creek has been replaced. - We  can state,_that all the bridges on that  trail were repaired last sunn ner. From.,  the number of letters which have been  received bv residents of Revelstoke res  Big Beriibnt would appear'as if there  would be a vast migration to the gold  AeldVthis spring.       '       '_  t Kootsnay Lodg;e  No. 15 A.F.&A.iH.  The regular meetings  lire lieltTin th'e-ilns-  onicTciiiplcBoui lie's  Hall, on, tlie.,>tliird  Monday ^in'.''cach  month "at' 8 p. in.  'Visiting brethren  'cordially v\ elcoincd.  TEMPLE, Secretary.   .  FOR SALE.  Q.IIEAn OF HORSES at a bargain, wcisrhinR  O ,' fiom 1200to UtKl.lbs. each. 0,111 be seen ai,  JMivLafoi'ine's stables, Uevolstoke.i, ,  ">.-"<?   ":,-t".   '  \r    '   '  JOHX L1NUURG.     ���������  will be pleased to know that our Spring Stock of    ^  is now complete,, and we are in a position to jfill all orders at prices  ^ . which CANNOT BE-UNDERSOLD/   ��������� *   <:  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  ISirONOUKthe l.ieuUmant-Gover-  _X nor has been pleased t<i make the  loljowing appointment:���������  31st March. ISO.',.  Thomas I.iv>.--���������������.stom: li-wo, of the  Town of Kcvelfituke, Wsquire, to be a  OoP-rlor of Voles for lire N>.ith Riding, ol (lieAVei-t Kootenay f'.lecforal  District.  ,    , ���������o��������� t ^ ^_  Tenders for a License to Cut iTimbep'  on Dominion La nds, In the Ppovlnee '  (' of British Columbia. 'J  QEATjED TENTJEnSadiliessed to the iiniler-  O signed, anil maikeil on the envelope "Tender for Timber Uerth 129, to be opened on tlie ,'JOtIi'  of April, 1891," will b" received at this Department until noon on Mondav, the 3fith of April  next, lor a license to.cut timber on 3eith 129,  comprising tho "West half and the West li.ilf of  the East half of Section 27, the East half of tho  East half of Spctions 2S and :-U, the Westrhalf  aud tlie West halt of the East half of Section 31,  .Township 21, Range 10; the South-west quaiter,  tho "We-rt half, ot the South-east quarter, the  South-vi est quarter of the JCorth-east quarter  mid the South half of the North-west quart er,of  Section 3, the South half and the South half of  the North lialf^of Section i, in Township 22,"  Range 10, "West of the 0th Meridian, in tlie said  Piovince, and fontaining^an area of,2120 acres,  'more or less. ' >  The regulations under which a license will be  issued mav bcobtained at this Department or  at the ofllco of the Clown Timber Agent,_Kcw  YVcStniinster."    ' ���������*  "Each tender must be accompanied by, an  'accepted cheque on a chartered Bank in favour  of the Deputy of the Minister of the Intciioi,  for the amount of the bonus v\ hich the applicant  is prepared to pay for a license. ������  Xo tender by telegraph will be entertained. t  .JOHX R. HALL,  But before buying1 give us a call and get our figures.  '     -     ,������      # " .  .   s      2^ _;o: 1    ^c'"  -si  Tinware  Hardware  ,  Ammunition  ,     ,           s    WE-HAVE ALSO A COMPLETE STOCK OF         ,r   ,   / '       -  Boots & Shoes ."      -':    Gents'Purriishings >. Crockery  Dry G-oods.                      Ready-made Clothing * Stoves  Window BMnds /'       .; Room Paper   ,         ' f   Peed >  *   Flour (Ogilvie's Hungarian) ,            ' > ,     "  3N FACT.,-EVERYTHING YOUHNEED.-���������THE; PUREST AND BEST. .   -/  -      ^ i\  '       '   s        ,     Vf  iV|  ' v V' I  s       >(  M  J '1  v        J  ^ L  V|  ll  Department of the Interior,  1 Ottawa, 2Sth Jlarch, 1891.  Secretary.  Full line of Ladies' & -Gentlemen's  BOOTS & SHOES  AT  H. N: COURSIER'S.  THE-CHARGES' AGAINST   G0VERN-  , MEN.T AGENT KIRKUP.  v^ Investigation in Publie Meeting.  Kirkup classed a " Detriment to the  '  -    -   District."    -  The effect of the investigation-into  the action of the Government agent  -will he to divide the town into factions,  and on that account retard the progress  which the 1 citizens had fondly hoped  was going to make* such rapid strides  thib -year. "\Ve do not intend to say  anything to prejudice the case while  the investigation' is pending, hut there  1*3 no douht th.it some of tho.se who  have clamored for this investigation  wore piqued at not being asked to sign  the first petition. It was a mistake to  confine tlie signatories of that petition  io a f.'W business men. Every resident,  in the town should have been linked to (  bigii, or else a public  mrctmy should _  1  i  Ml  ���������1   -1\  A\  BRANCH STORE AT TROUT LAKE CITY.  have been called to ventilate the matter  in a fair and open manner. But those  .responsible for it state that thev wished to prevent humiliating the Government, agent by discussing him in open  meeting, and thought it best to have  him removed to another Government  post quietly and without friction. How  lamentably they erred is seen. Friends  are divide'd against friends, and the  bitterness engendered will remain long  after the affair itself is settled.  Irr Peterson's Hall yesterday at 11  a. 111. the investigation into charges  brought against Government Agent  Kirkup of being a detriment to the  town and district was commenced before (he Deputy-Attorney-General, Mr.  A. G. Smith, who came from Victoria  iiM-csponse to the following petition:���������  Wc, the. undersigned',"regret' that a certain  nuinbor-of tho residents and taxpaycis of llov el-  stokc have petitioned your honor to liavoour  Govoninicnt Agent. Mr. John Kirkup, removed  fiom his- ofllco. We, your petitionee, humbly  pray that you will consider tho matter, and  cause to be sent hero a commissioner to mvesti-  fjate the cIuukcs made asjainst linn. And,  whereas, it is your petitioners' humble opinion  that these charges are of false and nialUious  nature, and, wheieas, we believe these charges  aio pinch" personal and arbitral*}. Wo there-  lore pray. &e. ,  The proceedings were conducted in  an informal maimer, the commissioner  merely taking down the .statements in  writing, but would not administer the  oath. The hall was packed, there being probably 100 present.  Mr. Geo. Marsh repr esented tho signers of the first petition, and was the  first to give evidence, lie said: 1 met  Kirkup outside the Victoria J Intel last  July,-ancl we fell into conversation  about the mining districts, especially  Big Bend. Kirkup said he had nothing  to do with it; it was a ti aud ; that the  mines there were no good, and theie  had not been one dollar taken out for  every ten dollar's put into it. I corrtia-  dicted him, having been there a few  days beiore. I told him of the state  the tn'ail was in, and said tire Government ought to clear it out, and said T  thought .1510110 or even $."500 would make  it passable. Kirkup said there would  not be one dollar ypeut 011 it. About a  mouth later, I was sitting in trout of  the Victoria Hotel with ,Mr. 0. 11. Allen and one or two othe.s, when Kirkup came up and demanded our poll-tax.  Mr. Allen and I both stood him oil', <imj  I saiclT hoped our both paying the tax,  woidd bo the means of raising B,evel-  stok-e to a big town. Kirkup answered: "Marsh,'if you are here in ten  years' lime, you" will see it just the  same as it is now." (That is the last  conversation I ever had with him.  Cross-examined by Mr. Kirkup : You  ������old ine wrong things about Big Bond.  There has been gold enough taken out  ol'BigBendto build six trails. You I old  me the mines'were frauds, especially,  .the Barrett mine. Have seen tire Consolation Aline unci the Ophir Bedrock  Flume. , Tlie gold recently brought  down from the former amounts to over  $7000. The $500 spent 011 the trail last  year was well spent. If you had your  way, there never would, be one cent  'spent there. There has been enough  gold brought out of llie Bend to make  the trail better, and with the prospects  'ahead a better road should be built. '  ��������� ' John Abrahamson said he had seen  Kirkup ill-using drunk people,, and  'mentioned cases. Could not fix the  dates, but it was ^thin the last seven'  years. Ifad seen Kirkup kick people  -and use a stick. Mentioned two cases,  one with regard to some Finlanders,  also a case where a-man named Crom-  bio was injured by being kicked in the  back by Kirkup. Another case wliere  Mr. K'ellio, >!.- P. P., interfered and  told Kirkup that was not the right  thing to do. This was last July. Speaking of the grading/of Front street in  1S02, Mr. Abrahamson said Kirkup told  him he was going to make aro.idalong  tho center of the street. The citizens  objected to that, and then Kirkup said  lie'would not grade the street at all.  The hotel-keepers put their teams on  and did the work free. Kirkup then  agreed to gravel it, and did so out of  the balance he said he was keeping for  improvements in the Fpring. In I SOS,  the citizens circulated a list, lur subscriptions to open ii]) Douglas street in  view of the promise ol q>2.H) from the  Government. The citizens put np about  ,$300, and alter thi.������ was spent on the  stieet, the committee asked Kirkup if  he would go on with the work, using  the $250 given us by the Government.  ll'i said it was no" use opening up q  street where nobody lived. He wanted  to make a narrow' 10. id way through-  the middle of the ..tieot, but tin- citi-.  ssoni objei.Mjd.   'j bun he sUrfed   open  ing up tlie cemetery road on the other  side of the railway. The people protested against this. JVlr.- S. Growl was  the foreman employed by the committee. Mr. Kirkup remarked last February, directly after a publie meeting on  the subject of the wagon roads to the  Big Bend and,Trout Lake, that he  would not be afraid to bet that neither '  of the roads wnuld bo built next summer, because the country didn't justify  it. 1 have told Kirkup that if the people had the same opinion of the town  and district as he had everybody would  jeave. Had heard Kirkup say he would  not invest a cent in the town or the  country. He said that last summer  that he owned the building next to'  the Senate Hotel, juid if he eoidd sell  it, he would never again in vest, a 'cent  in the town.    .' - -  Cross-examined by Mr. Kirkup: I  have asked you to put out drunk men  from our bar. I saw you kick Crombio.  The hotel-keepers did all the grading.  It was not the intention to open up  Douglasstreettothe cemetery when the  money was granted. We did .kick  about tho money being used on the  Cemetery road. The money for Douglas street was not enough to .open it up  to the railway track. Therefore we  could not spare the money for the cemetery roa<lj_ You did ask if we had  permission'to cross the railway. When  1 said we had not you said "You had  better get permission first." You told  mo you had tejpgraphed to Mr. Mar-  pole. We did ask'.you to reserve $100  for the erection of a crossing over the_  railway. Very little of Tho Government money was spent <S& Douglas Silt was not"the rash of the committee  to handle the C.overninent money.  "We only desired yon to have the same  foreman. 'Wedid not expect that $500  would (parte open up Douglas street.  We thought it was no use having a  narrow road through the centre,  Y\ hen Mr. Northey asked the Hon.  Then. Davie for Government help to dn  lihLs work, he told Mr. Ddvii- that the  As the investigation is still going on  as we go to prc-s we intend to give a  full report ot tho testimony on both  sides next work.  Mi. Smith has conducted the inquiry  in a most/ c-oiuLeous manner' ami Ivw  won golden o:;ii.ioj>b on w>th ;>idrt, ' &Q-  Jtt,  . 1  hi  I- ',  i  ii"  -<  'o  - fr  - K  P AOE 1  THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  To "Miners ant! -Rrpspeetors.  ,  "It "Is -oar ilcsiro to have the Mill, known far  And wide as a reliable A 3. Mining paper. To  (this end wo ask thchelp ef all prospeetors and  mining-men who have the iiitere-st ot the Noith  ' Biding t������f "West Kootenay at h^art It is in  .your po'Aor io give us very material help by  .sending in scraps of wining-news swluch would  ���������otherwise remain unpublished. Every item, no  matter how-trivial it may appear to yon, will be  acceptable. If you have no pen, write .w ith a  pencil; if uo paper, just tick it down on a piece  .of hirch J)ark- If you are out of stamps send it  .all ihe bauie. we'll attend .to that. Nev^r.uiind  .grammatical compositions, flowing Innguage.or  elegant handvvritiug, just seud us -the laet������;  weUdo-tbe rcstf V'cjaric only one thing: Do  .sat exaggerate.        , '  ;   CORRESPONDENCE.  ,([aDDI.I2SS,1:D TO   TUB    KDITOR.]  ���������yiie Kd iter cannot be responsible for the opinions  eiliresaed by coriespoudents.  ' JHE BJRE.WERY.STREAM.  -������������������ t  TDeak Sin,���������A'hout ten months ago Iwiotca  Setter on the above subject, it had not tlie  ������������������fiesired effect.   The stream that flows by the  ) ,  'the Union Hotel, forms'a largo pond .which in  (���������summer makes .a Jirccding giouiiQ for^iiiosqiii-  itoes, Severs i.-ad other plagues: whilo another  .portion of the samo btreain, crossing under tho  .track at tiioQliinuinan's g.inlcns, soaks through  ihe ground and tipdsan outlet to the river near  ihe Echoqlhousc, undermining and cutting a,  ,t hole in tlie bank, and is likclyxo endanger  <$���������  ,������ie Metbouistscluircli and the schoolhoubo.  Now I ask���������.should not .tliis- watercourse be  ^changed and made good use of by tho pcoplo of  ,the lower town? By having a culvert under the  'track at 'the old cattle shute near the brewery,  ���������with very little labor it could be run to tho old  town, with little or no damage to private pro-  .pcrty. I now leave this matter with someone  .With mare influence, hoping it will receive due  fConsideratiop.���������'XpiH'fi truly. /  . ,    iRQlfliiBT TAPPING.  ,,I.cycj6.l.Ql5C April 6th, 1894.  "���������EXEMPTING ASSESSMENT WORK.  Sir,-3s.ic Intffag -������,vcr until !July, 189j, all  assessment work on mineral claims in British  ���������Columbia is, in my opinion, one of tho most  fatal 6teps ,that could have been taken *t a  time when all.the energies should be .oc&tred in  thif,,-onc great industry of mining. All should  Jknow that if our mineral resources aro not  guarded as thoy ought to be, nor brought  fcefore the notice of the outside world what  may be expected. Any one knowing the interior as they sbpuld, know very well that if our  "jjnnes i&rc-<cot worked we -have .nothing to fall  i back upon, and can sec at a glance the effect  ���������Jiliis legislation will have in the near future.  Now let mo ask the question: What constitu-  ltl    Ibotels.  t>   '       REVELSTOKE STATION, B.C.  <, ��������� '     ,   ������������������ ���������  '  Convenient-}7 situated between Railroad Depot and Steamboat Landing.?  Best Table in the Interior.  FIBE-FBOO.F    SAFE.  j7B.EtE   'BUS..  Stjrictjujl'- First-Glass.       Kates, $1.50 and $2.00 per Day.  Jh. A. BROWN, PrfopV.  THE CENTRAL HOTEL  ABRAHAMSON   BROS., PROPi-sioEa   (f -     ���������  First-class 'Table.  m"^-      1''-.  ���������   r .'"  ���������'   *' *   Telephone.  Good* Beds.  FIBE-PBOOF   S-A. IB1 IE.  Stockholm House.  ^fcntiEt^rB,  &c  ETJiS.  POST-OFFICE STORE.  Gents' Furnishings,  =K>  ;  -  Si.  '';:'"' Patent Medicin^  AM TOILET ARTICLES of .every desepiption.' . ���������'".   ���������  s  Specialty"  SHIRTS and SHOES,  JOHN STONE, Phoprietoii.       1 things    sOs-<KU.e������abor!Jiij nian, and to dispense with labor  is impossible.   Kqually so with capital; and to  " have prosperity in any land you must have both.  Now I shall try and convince jour readers  'thatamistakehasbeciimade by this legislation.  There are at leabt in Kootenay District 500  claims on which assessment work should be  dope this spason, and that more than one-half  i the .owners of these claims are Jttcn of means  -and are well able to pay for assessment work;  anil the other half are men that are depending  "on the work to enable them to carry on their  prospecting the balance of the season.  Now the assessment work done on 500 claims  -���������would' amount, in' round figures, to $50,000, of  which Wfiat Kootenay this, season will be deprived. This would give employnieut .to 500-men  and give each man ������100 cash to help him through  -with his prospecting during the balance of the  year.   But as it'is, instead of being a beneflt to  ;tlio popr man it is to the advantage of the rich  man vv lib does ;ijqt hayo ,tp work for his daily  BQl  Stl  '.wipes, but; Ban stand back arid .await hotter  -.timW 'Now I may say that last reason one  syndicate paid out ������1,100 for assessment work  and would have to pay this year ������1,500 andis  by no means as largely interested in mining as  .some others in West Kootenay. But as matters  'now stand it is meeting bad times half way, and  before tho year is ended there will bo more that  will sec it in tho samo light that I do to-day.  ���������Jdejiides, jvhat ia to,pay the revenue? The  Government will need money next year to carry  on'public work, and If.thoreis.nwi-ng done in  .mining there will bo no prosjicoting .Cope >U> -  -sperJe of, and one half of our mining camps will  bo deserted before i.cxt.6casqc -wnpss e, great ���������  ..chango takes place ,ui 'the price of silver, which  ,is not likelyJtoi-iomo time.  I ni.ay.add that as Revelstoke is the centre of  the uorthcrn portion of "West Kootenay and tho  gateway to Big Bend, if there was any money  siicnt In assessment works one-half would bo  The Billing Boom is furaished with the best the  Market affords.    ' ������    ,   :  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  ':. WINES, LIQUORS AND. DIGA  c^oaa^slw..  OLU  OUSE  -;o;���������:o:  CENTRALLY   LOCATED.   :o:���������:o:   FIRST-CLASS TABLE AND. ROOMS.  i (      * >t l       '  Billiard and Pool Tables in first-class order. ���������  1    '    TELEPHONE AND FIRE-PROOF^ SAFE.    '  -:o:-  Samp'le Room for Commerci.-il Travellers.     Every Convenience  for L Guests.  oo oco ooooooooooooo'ooooooooooooo.ooo^oooo  BROWN & CLAHK, Proprietors.,  ALLEN'S  LAGER  BEER    )dpy  History repeats Itsolf. Destroy the industry  Of a nation ami you dest toy nil happiness of tho  jjcoplc; anil if mining is stagnant all classes v\ ill  '.soon see who the men arc that gives life to our  "wrovlnec. as the world sees and feelb the effect  of tho silver question tp-day.���������yours. rospec.t>  "   r"   -       J.W. HASKINS, KicoMinor.  .Revelstoke. B. C. April 8, la91.    , s^  . NOTICK   -is ���������k������,cbyig'jy'ea1, ^Jiat a sit-  _^ , ting of tlie bounty Court will be(  ilblden at Revelstoke, It. C, on Thursday; the 17th day of May.'A.D: 1S9I, at  10 o'clock in the forenoon.  5. KTOKUP,  Begistuah Cjwxty Court.  Revelstoke, B.C., April 7th, lS������i.  _A, H.  HOLDICH,  OF SWANSEA ANO WICAN.  Analytical Chemist and Assayer,  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  " ' W. A. JOWETT,  -MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER.  NELS/(ON, B. C.  4Lardeau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.  IT ADVERTISES ITSELF.  REVELSTOKE   BREWERY.  THIS SPAGE IS RESERVED  FOR  W. COWAN'S  ^JD^T^l ETI S'lVCE^sTT  WHOLESALE LIOUORS.  EEVELSTOKE  B-O-  <^WEALS AT ALL HOURS"  -POLOTTO'S-  -AT���������  'RESTAURANT.  jjGUY BARBER,  ^VATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  .Repairing Neatly & Promptly Executed.  HEVELSTOKE, B. C.  F. FRASER, .  DKACKK IN"  Dairy & Garden Eroduce.  Established 1888.  IN-  -PRACTICAL f GUILDER.   0^���������-  I ax& now prepared to do all kinds of  -f.epai.ring and New Work in my  Line.  Qfilcp Fixtures, Camp F.urnltupe,  ���������*    ���������     - ��������� ������������������    Ma$e t<? Order.  .Your patronage !h solicited.  etc.  Steamer ARROW  .LEAVES  ������iEAD | UPPER ARROW LAKE  -i-pci-  "XsT _A..0Si TJSP  ivpy wionbaV and' Friday  fiT]? Q'Ol OCK NOON.  OLDEST DAIRY  WEST   KOOTENAY.  A 1 Dairy Cows and Young Stock for Sale.  Orcnrais bv Mail PjiOMFTi,y Attknijed To,  REVELSTOKE,  B.C.  Now is'the Time to leave your Orders!  A COMPLETE  STOCK OF TWEEDS AND WORSTEDS  FOR SUMMER WEAR  140 Suit Lengths  40 different Panting-s  <������,  ^  .JUST OPENED OUT AT  '  . s. "VvriXiSQnsr'  jlAERCHA)|T TAILOR, REVESTOXE STATION,  MUST go ahead.1 - -  BECAUSE it is the metropolis of a district whose  mines, besides being* fabulously rich in Silver,  carry a larger percentage of GOLD than any  sijy^r-lead mines on the American continent.  BECAUSE nearly all the mines are within a, 12-mile  radius of the townsite, and the routes to them all  converge in Trout Lake City.  BECAUSE during* last winter several of the Lardeau  mines were being steadily developed in spite of  the slump in silver, and large quantities of GOLD  were taken out of Lardeau Creek within the limits  of the townsite.  1 i-  Price of Lots���������Corners, $150;   Insides, $100.  APPJyy TO H, ASHBY & Co., Kaslo, or  ������  I  '1        s>*


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