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Array Ml llllll III I ���������IlllUliyig^r^w.yi ni i in     t .  -    ���������   ���������   ?>V-X  l      .     / r-1 -, ���������     p^-f-j-i. Q>-.JaJo^\  i^ A Pi"? so ig&4i  :^_);  //}��������� '\  ^ 'i  Vol. 1.���������No. 3.  EEYELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.,   APPJL 28; 1894  $2.00 a Year.  To Miners and Prospectors. ,    r  It is our desire to have tire M.W, known far  and wido as a reliable A I mining paper. To  ' this end wo ask tlie help of all prospectors ai'id  lniiiiiiR men who linve the intercht of tlie XorUi  HidniK'of West Kootenay at heart. It Is'in  your power to tfivu us very material lielji by  sendiiitr in scraps of mining nuws which would  olherwiso'TemuIn unjiubli-lieil. Every itenr, no  inattor how trivial it may appear to you, will be  Hucontablc. If you have no jieri, write with a  penml; if no paper, just tick it down on a piece  of birch bark. If you aro out of stamps send It  all the same, we'll atterrd to that. Never mind  grammatical compositions, flowing language, or  olcKniit^iandwritiiig, jiiAtv-sond us the fuels;  we 11 do the rest. Wc ask. only one thing: Do  not exaggerate.,  Kootenay Lodge  No. 15 A.F.&A.M.  t._^   "    \> '  The regular meetings  are held in the Mos-  onic Tenipie.Bourne's  Hall, on the third  Monday in each  month at 8 . p. m.  Visiting, brethren  cordially welcomed.  II. TEMPLE,' Si:cKCTAitY.  REVELSTOKE,'  Situated on the Columbia River, between theSelkirksandthoGold Range,  is'fainous as being the only Canadian  'entrance to the West Kobteiiay mining  districts of Slocan and Lardeau, and the  direct gateway, t,o the Big Bend gold  FOR SALE.,  O ntfAD OK HORSKS at a bargain, weighing  O from 1200to 1)00 lbs. each.- Can be seen at  Mr. Laformo's Jtables, lluvolMoku,  JOHN" T.IXBUHG.  ,-i)  NOTICE.  "VTOTIOE is hereby given, that a sifc-  _L\ ting of the County Court will be  holden at Revelstoke/ 13. C, on Thurs-  , day, tho 17th day of May, A.D. 1894, at  10 o'clock in the forenoon.  J. KIRKUP,  Registhak County Couiit.  Revelstoke, B.C., April 7th, 1894.  A. H.  HOLDICH,  OK SWANSEA AND WIGAN,  'Analytical Chemist and Assayer,  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  * W. A. JOWETT,  MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER.  V ."   ,   NELSON,".B. C.y    '   '"   '    '  Lardeau & SlQoan Prospects Wanted.  - . -    *  a "  ; -.   ,     t������    ,   - ���������  ^MEALS'AT ALL* HOURS   JT-  ir i , .-v t.  PPLOTTO'S  -RESTAURANT.  t.   } S. BIOKERTON, c  BOOT AND SHOEMAKER  REVELSTOKE, B.C.   .  REPAIRING WHILE YOU WAIT.'"7  GUY  BARBER,  WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  fields, for which it is the supply point.  The climate is healthy, and being only  1100 feet above sea level its mildness is  wonderfully beneficial, to persons with  a tendency, to consumption or other  lung complaints. Being a railway divisional point on the C. P. R., as well as  the northern terminus- of the Revelstoke & Arrow Lake Railway, it is well  supplied with travelling accommoda-  tioneast,1 west and. south. There is an  extensive tract of level land on the east  side of the Columbia at this point on  which could be'found ample room for  a city equal to New York in size. .Most,  of this land "is rich, black" loam, and  flowers, fruits and vegetables can be  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,  to $100, but until the C. P. R.' have de-,  cided' certain contemplated improvements at the station, lots in ,the new  town are" only to be obtained on lease.  Investors and manufacturers would do'  well to take a look at this coming town,  which will certainly become a flourishing centre of commerce at no distant  date. ..    ,  ��������� i������   CORRESPONDENCE.  The Editor cannot be responsible for tho opinions  expressed by correspondents.  Let the Matter Rest. <  0 i i '"���������  Sir,���������T notice that there lias , lieen  much agitation lately over the, investigation into the conduct and policy of  our Government Agent and Constable.  T also notice that efforts to still continue this wrangling are being made by  one or two young aspirants for political  honors, who, I think, should .use more  commendable means of publicity than  by assuming the,vindication of an injured personal friend. ^Do some of  these professing Christians believe that  the day{will corae when the sword shall  be turned into a plowshare 1 Let them  not forget that the tongue is sharper  than a two-edged sword, and is .liable  to intlict wounds which may never  heal. Have not the ��������� charges arid the  evidence now gone before the proper  authorities for their verdict ? Then let  the matter rest at that. One thing' is  evident, and thattis, that the matter is  now becoming more personal than it  should" lie, and this is certainly not the  way to deal with public questions.���������  .Yours truly,    ������ .    '   ONLOOKER.    '  Revelstoke, April 18th, 1894.,  GENERAL NEWS.  B.  C. AND THE RECENT CHANGES IN  THE DOMINION TARIFF.  Repairing Neatly &. PromptlyExecuted.   so:   REVELSTOKE, B. C.   ���������  ID. -A.- ^ZRZETZ,  PRACTICAL'$ BUILDER.  I am now prepared to do all kinds of  Repairing and New Work in my  Line.  Ollice Fixtures, Camp' Furniture, etc.  " Made to Order.  Your patronage is solicited. -    '  FURNITURE,  Doors, Sashes���������&'Blinds.  R. HOVVSON,  REVELSTOKE.     -  COFFINS  CARRIED  IN  STOCK.  AGENT KOK 8IN"(ll:i{ SOWING .MACHINES.  General Blacksmith;  GEORGE-   TERRYBERRY,  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Repairs to Wagons, &c.  Shoeing a Specialty.  ,   OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.  ROYAL MAIL LINES.  CHEAPEST route to the OLD COUNTRY,  Proposed Sailings from JUoiiti-oal,  ALLAN" LIN'K.  Sardinian ' llnv .i  Lauhcntian ' .'...  Parisian   1 DOMINION LINE.  Tokonto '"...      Vancouver '....,...  Oregon ;  I3EAVK1; LINK.  Laici: Huron ,   Lake Ontario...'.:   Laici; Nki-igqn   12  1!)  li  10  11  Cabin $4.5, SoO, &!0, ������70, $80 and upwards.  Intermediate 530; Steerage $?Q.  Passengers ticketed through (o all'parts of  Great Iinlain and Ireland, and at apeojally low  rales to all parts of the European epiiliperit.  Apply toncarcstptcamtliipqrrallwj<yatjont,lo  I. T. BREWSTER, Agont, Revelstoke,  or to  Roukkt Ki:kr, Qen,  Passenger Agent,  Winnipeg.  It is stated that the British Columbia  sugar refinery has decided to close  down. This is said to be the result of a  limited market, and competition with  Chinese sugar from Hong Kong refineries, which is,of itself almost sufficient  to supply the home market. The decision to close down was immediately  brought about by the recent tariff  amendments, so that whatever good  the tariff reform will do the Dominion  as a whole, owing to the peculiar conditions in this province, the principal  effect will be to cripple a few of our  leading industries. When we consider  that British Columbia pays per head  to the Federal Treasury, nearly three  times the average taxation in the Dominion and that we have to v import"  direct three-fourths of our necessaries  from the eastern provinces upon which  there is heavy freight rates, it is not  surprising that the people of British  Columbia are not in ecstacies over  "tariff reform."  - Despite such drawbacks, which perhaps may bo bettor described as geographical disadvantages, it is satisfactory to note the unusually active signs  ot*revival in certain important respects,  and more especially that of milling.  Two railways, in addition to the Nelson  it Fort Sheppard, will tap the West  Kootenay mines this summer. These  mines are so rich that despite the low  price of silver and tho heavy rates for  freight, that shipments of ore to date  have paid handsomely. The breaking  up of the wagon roads has prevented  further shipments for the present, but  will resume with dry weather-, Activity  in placer mining is exhibited everywhere where gold is known to exist,  and one company alone in Cariboo expects to wash out $1,000,000 worth this  summer, and will have 500 men at  work in its operations. If these mines  succeed, a railroad into Cariboo will  follow, as tlie C. P. II. Co. is largery interested in the mines in question.���������  Caii) merc-inl.  O  Steamer ARROW  i  TOWN WHARF, REVELSTOKE,  Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m.  ���������I'OU���������  xlall's   Landing",   Thomson's   Landing,  Hot Springs and  Nakusp.  REVELSTOKE OMNIBUS ME.  On and after April  *3otli  a service of  'Buses will ho put in operation,  between the Ixrv, or Town  and the  Station,  LEAVING FRONT STREET 8.30 A.M.  And EVERY HOUR thepoartop.  'Hiise-, will be held at station  to   meet  al  pas-.uiii{or I rains.  and leaving by train will  Fifteen tickets  Nu tMiprfigo can led in ji.is,.-,cti{rer bus.   Ppeci.il  wiiKim for ba},viiK''.  l'asseiitfers arrivin.,  liu vc prior right of i-cats.  I''nres ten lenls. each wav  fur $1.00.  Eight' hundred' tons of Australian  butter were landed in London, Eng.,  from one vessel last month.  Another ore chute has been encountered in the Slocan Star tunnel. Four  feet, of, solid ore and no wall yet.    , '  r' The bounty, of ������2 per ton on pig-iron  amounted last year to ������93,890, repre-,  seiiting an output of -47,000 tons. *''    ,  1 Jamieson. & Wright's mica mine, in  the Gatineau Valley, turned out over  80,000 pounds of mica'one week last  month. '  The bond on the Josie gold mine in  the Trail Creek District, for $12,000  has been taken up. The ore in this  mine averages ������54 to the ton.  Some Scotch capitalists have a bond  on some property near Sumas Lake,-  B.C.j where ,a valuable discovery of  coal was made some little time ago.   ' -  The  Canadian   Northwest   Mining  Co., of Helena, Mont., has been regist^'  ered in ' Victoria, B.C., with a capital  of two million dollars in shares'.of $5  each. ������������������'".,,  The Jumbo, War Eagle, Number  One and Iron ' Mask mining claims in  the' Trail Creek District, B.C.,' have  been "sold to Spokane and Montana  people.  At a meeting in Ottawa recently of  the Kootenay and 'Columbia Prospecting Co., the following directors were  appointed: Archibald Stewart, Hector  McRae, S. H. Fleming,'W.,A.,AlleA  and G. P. JBrophy, all of Ottawa.  , Tlie Queen's Printer surpassed himself on the prorogation of the. House,'  on Wednesday llth,.for every member  found on his desk a complete copy of  all the acts of> the current session.  This is really a smart piece of work.   T  The steamer Columbia, having completed its contract with the Le Roi  Mining Co. for hauling ore, from Trail  Landing to Northport, has left for  Nelson. The Columbia will run between , Revelstoke . and .Northport ;all  summer. Capt. Gore will be in command.   - - - ,  The Lincoln claim, about 15 miles  from Kaslo,,has been sold for a large  amount to Messrs. Humphrey & Moore.'  Recent developments' have shown an  immense body of ore.' These discoveries are very important, as they were  considered of an uninteresting character, and the exposure of large ore bodies  confirms the expectations of a large  ' extent of rich ground.  A report from Sydney, New South  Wales, March 16, says: Intense excitement has been caused in the principal mining centers of the colony by  the discovery , of gold-bearing reefs of  great richness little more than thirty  miles from the'capital. A great rush  has set in to the field, and already a  township is springing up. The gold-  bearing t reefs have been traced for a  distance, of many miles.  An exchange says: "If Canada i.s  sharp enough she can introduce into  her provinces 60 per cent of the enormous accumulation of money in Great'  Britan to-day." The writer regards  Canada as having great opportunities  which are unknown in England,'and  suggests that, "the Canadian press  would do well to organize an effort to  distribute facts "and information  through Europe."  In spite' of the low price of silver  the Slocan is still attracting the attention of mining capitalists. The Fisher  Maiden and Silverton claims have recently been lionded by J. Davenport.  The price is said to !>e between ������27,000  and ������30,000. These claims are situate  some six miles up Four Mile Creek nnd  were only located last summer. Very  little prospecting has yet been done in  this immediate vicinity, but specimens  brought from the claims in question  prove them to bo of exceptional high  grade.  George Hughes ���������will doubtless reap  the harvest he so richly deserves for  his perseverance, as the Mountain  Chief'improves with every shot. This  claim is the best situated of any in  the camp, being within sight of New  Denver. It would be easy'and inexpensive to connect the mine with Lire  railroad by means of cable-trams.  McLean & Bro,, having disposed of  their dry goods business at Winnipeg,  intend commencing'business at Nelson,  British Columbia. Henry F. McLean  has left for that point, and his brother  Kenneth will follow him in a few days.  Arthur T. Timewell, architect of  Spokane, has been granted a patent  for a machine to fill and sew sacks of  ore, and a company has been incoi pora-  ted who have purchased the sole right  for the seven states known as tho  Pacific slope, to manufacture and  handle these machines. The first  machines for thejnarkotarenow being  made in Chicago for the Pacific Sack  Sowing Machine Co. under the superintendence of their mechanical superintendent. For the owners of property  located where the ore must be. sacked  for transportation a saving of ������16 per  day will be ellccti'd by cne of these  machine.1: on a shipment of 80 ton of  ore.  Mr. McN'aught, who has a bond on  the Alpha group will put-a number .of  men to work in a few days, He has  rawhided about r)300 tons of ore froni  the mine to Four Mile this" winter,  which is awaiting the railroad for1 shipment. ,   ���������   <  , Just below the last named claims  work is being done on the Glengordeii  and the Montreux by their respective  owners, W. Robertson and G. II.  Rashdall; both claims have good show-  "CARIB00 CAMERON."  One by,one the pioneer gold hunters  of British'1 Columbia have passed away  until now comparatively few of those-  who sought the precious metal in the  early days - remain.    There are some,  however,  and  among this contingent  the name of Robert Stevenson,is a byword.    John Cameron,  better  known  as "Cariboo" Cameron, was iu his time  more widely advertised than Stevenson,  but when six years'ago the 7th of last  November,   Cameron   was' laid in his  grave just opposite the old claim discovered   by , himself and Stevenson in  the summer of '61, the latter acquired  the   title  of  being' the best informed  miner in   the  Pacific , province.  , His  life has been one of adventure.   When  the famous Captain Collins' expedition  left Seattle,, April '29, 1860, to reach  the Simalkanee river by crossing the  Cascade mountains, Stevenson, a young  man not long out from Pres'cott, Ont.,'  was one of the number, and to-day he'  bears the distinction of being the only  surviver of that memorable party which  was  the 'first  to  cross   the Cascades  from   Puget  Sound. ��������� To  the  outside  world Stevenson is better known  in'  connection   with  the   burial  of  Mrs.  Cameron^ ,the wife of "Cariboo" Cameron, he  having attended .three of. her'  four funerals  and being the only man  in   the  Cariboo^ District  who   would  volunteer to assist Cameron in getting'  his dead ^wife  to Victoria.    Shameful  to say,  a story got abroad'and went  the  round  of  the newspapers of the  world," to the effect that Cameron had  sold his  wife to an Indian chief, and  that  the^ coffin   which   the  two' men  ���������brought from the Cariboo mines was  filled with gold,, but" the story was a  false one."   Mrs.' Cameron penetrated  the   wilderness in July with her husband.;, Early in October she was seized  with mountain fever, and'on the 23rd  of the same month died in the little  mountain cabin, both her husband and  Stevenson being present at the time.  Cameron offered ������2,000 in  gold  and  ������12 a day to any man in the surrounding diggings who would volunteer to  accompany him with his wife's body to  Victoria a distance of a liltle over 400  miles.    Up to the last minute no one-  accepted the offer.  ' Finally his  partner in the claim, Stevenson, stepping  up to the bereaved husband said:   "I'll  go but not for gold."    The .thermometer registered 40 degrees below zero on  the day of their departure  with the  plain coffin  tied  on a. toboggan.    A  party of miners started'out to lend assistance, ' but dropped out of thg procession one by one until the two men  were left alone.    The journey was a  perilous one, but the two men reached  Victoria   safely   in   thirty-six    days.  Stevenson attended a service over the  remains at the mines Oct.  25th;  1862,  one at Victoria, and afterwaids another at Cornwall,  Out., that Christmas  and New Years, 1S63.    The'body was  removed  to Somerstown,  on   the   St.  Lawrence, nine years later, but he was  again  in the  mountains and did not  attend   that   one.    A   plaided  shawl  placed  under   Mrs., Cameron's   head  when,placed in_ the coffin  up in  the  mountains, was recognized by a sister  when tlie   body was removed the last  time.  Mr. Stevenson was in Winnipeg  lately and few who met him knew  his identity. lie is a thorough believer in British Columbia and told a reporter there that he was confident that  in the past there had been ������100,000,-  000 worth of gold taken out of the  Cariboo district,inslead of ������50,000,000  worth, as reported by the government,  and that taking British Columbia as a  whole that/only a small percentage of  TROUT LAKE CITY.  Owing to its many natural advantages Trout Lake City oilers one of the  best opportunities for investment in the  province. In Lhe immediate neighborhood im* nearly all the rich claims of  the Lardeau'counti'V, such a.s the Has-  kiuH group, tin* Wagner group, the  Poole group, the Blackburn group, the  Seroy and Shemn groups, the Great  Home ledge, the Great Northern ledge,  the Silver Cup, the North Star',' Livingstone and other noted ledges and  groups of claims carrying high-grade-  silver and good percentages of .gold.  Copper has been' found in paying  quantities and deposits of graphite,  nickel and, manganese are, known to  exist. ������,? ' " "  4      ,     '   ,     Awarded  Highest Honors���������World's   Fair  ���������     What They Think of Big Bend:   ' ���������  Richaid Herriek and Frank Bough-  ton,  who are well known in Kaslo, returned last Thursday   from   the   I3ig  Bend   country. ,���������- In reference^ to   that  country Mr. Herriek said :���������  '"We left  Kaslo last October, my partner, W. U.  Evans, two other men and myself, on a  trip into the Big Bend country, prin  cipally to explore a country that has  been known as a gold-producing region  for the past thirty-five years. ' We took  the government trail tfrnni Revelstoke  and proceeded up the Columbia for a  distance of- 70, inilos to French Greek.  Here  we found  the only inhabitants  besides,, ourselves  in  that part of the  country.    Four miners- known ,as the  Consolation company, took up ground  on the creek in July, 1S03, and after a  great  deal of dead'work had finally  struck the old abandoned pay streak  on 'their  locations   which   have   been  worked off and on1 since'.the   sixties.  Since striking the'pay streak they have  averaged about $14 per day per man  with -a   total   expenditure,- including  cost of work and supplies of $1S00 and  have taken out nearly $10,000 up to the  present 'time.   The other prospectors  who went up with me located an' abandoned .claim on French Creek and are  at, presentvtaking out about $73 per  week working under   great disadvantages.   One draw back to the countryis  that tho diggings are all deep and' lied-  roclc must be struck before a color can  be found,  the  gold being heavy and  course.   The working season . is short,  being at. least two months behind the  Slocan country, and when I left there  were six feet of snow on the level and  we had to use snow shoes from French  Creek to Revelstok^."   Supplies cannot  possibly  be packed  in .with   animals  until the middle of June.   As for quart/,  the country has not been prospected,  but in all the gold clean-ups, both on  French and McGolloch creeks, there is  native   copper   and   galena    in   large  quantities,  a sure indication   of   rich  veins of ore somewhere in the country."  Mr. Herriek,has returned to the Slocan  country   for   the   purpose   of looking  after his mining interests here aud will  return to the Big Bend country assoon  as the trail from Revelstoke  is in condition , for    packing    supplies.      Mr.  Boughton left on Friday morning for  southern Idaho where he is interested  in placer diggings.���������Kaslo Timcx.  MOST PERFECT  MADE.   ;  A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Fret  from Ammonia, Alum or any-other adulterant  '   40 Y������ARS THE STANDARD',  BOUNDARY MINING DISTRICT.  LE ROI MINE, TRAIL CREEK.  her gold lias ever been removed. The  veteran miner goes-east to Montreal  accompanied by Mr. Win. L. Hogg,  inspector of one of the big Montreal  loan ��������� companies, for the purpose of  floating the stock of the Stevenson Gold  and Platinum Hydraulic Mining company, of which he is president, and Mr.  Hogg secretary. The company proposes to develop the rich hydraulic  claims on Granite creek, in.- Similka-  nieeu division of the Yale d strict,  about 120 miles from Vancouver. Mr.  Stevenson says there is unusual activity in mining circles in his province  and that everything points to the re-  Le   Boi   mine   in   the   Trail   Greek  District, B.C.,  is looking well and the  contract for 1000 tons of ore. hasrbeen  filled, the ore being landed at the wharf  whore it will bo taken by tho steamer  to tho Spokane Falls <fc   Northern railroad to the Smelter.    Navigation now  being open tho steamer will ply regularly between the railroad and tho mining  camps.     Several  small  hales   have  recently  been  made  in   the Trail (.'reek  caiiip aud the miners look forwnrd Lo  an  active season.   The   Steam   Hoist  which'was  made for the Niokle Plate  mine has been taken into thecampaud  it is the intention of the owners of Lhe  mine fo extend  their work as rapidly  as possible.    The. snow i.s fill gone, but  the trails and   roads  aro  not in good  condition.      Like   all     the    Boundary  camps, Trail Crook is ,*t gold camp a'nd  the veins as a ruin are large and regular,  nearly all of Lhe ore being of suilicionL  high grade for shipment with tho prevailing poor roads and   frequent handling. .With good roads nud necessary  machinery the mine owners will find  them very profitable camps to work in.  turn of the old time boom in gold mining. Mr. Stevenson is now well settled in life at Chilliwack, wherohe has  a fine home and interesting family, but  you can see the old time flash in his  eye whenever any reference is made to  gold digging. Despite the hardships  he has passed through in early life he  i.s well pi osevved and has a remarkable  memory,  ���������nil':  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  'IO   AND   I'T.OM  All ������a������tem Poims.  TIu-oiikIi Kii'hl Class Sl.'iii)iii;jCii",?.iml TonriM  Stuoiiintt Cms In .SI, Curl, Moiiliuiil.irul Tor out ti  without uliiiriKi'.  REV^LSTOKETIME table.  AU.uiho Kxprcsi .in-ivos l,'l:l(i il.nlv.  P.icilK" '������ >���������        17:10   "'  , For full  infm'uuitinn ^-> to I'litcs.. timo, etc-.  "!>'  1.  T,  J4 vows tor,  Agent, Revulslokn  GliO. Mel,. BIlOU'.V,  Dibtiid I'lisfconyci- Agnit.  Y-'iiii.Oliver. B. C.  it is expected that Ibe gold proper������  ties of the Cedar- Greek Mining Camp  willcshortly startle sonic of the   unbelievers in the disclosures that our en.  ergetic miners will  bring about.    It is  'an almost assured fact, that before the  1st olj July "there will lie two or three  duals consummated with par-ties from a  distance  who   aro   now   investigating  tlris camp, "and Co havo~tll5Tfrinvosti-.  gate them is all that is wanted, as tho.  mines'will  bear the closest aiid most,  thorough tost from experienced mining  men.   A]ready parties aro moving out  to points on the Pond d' Oreille river ���������  to begin placer mining work on a large  scale.'   Oneoainp will beahonLsix miles,,  from Boundary aud tho othor is about  sixteen miles beyond.    The   former is  known as thc'Gnlliipc-Ilnllcn party and  the  latter Ms  headed  by   Dug.iu   and &  Robinson, the pioneer prospectors and  miners of this section.    Work on tho  Anaconda, May, Washington and other'  quart/, mines  is going-'along without  abatement.    "Diu'ing the past month c  there have boon "a number, of parties  hero   looking   aftoi" gold, properties,  while numerous letter's are received by'  every mail, making oiiquiiy regarding  such   properties,   all  showing that al-i  though the white mot,-il may havo lost -  some of its charms the'Vellow stun' has  been correspondingly augmented in tho  quest for gain, wealth and the.pleasuro  it brings scrambling for it.  <A Popular "Commercials"  Since the death of' Mr. Smith, of  Smith & Brigham,' Moowniiu, and the  closing down of their large flouring  mills for the purpose of distributing  the estate, Mr M. McDonald of Calgary,  who worked up such a large business  for the firm in the Territories and British Columbia,'has secured the agency  for the Western Milling Co. of Kegina,  While Mr. McDonald was with Smith  & Brigham he secured very favorable  terms for the Northwest trade and he  is prepared to give similar terms on bo-  half of the company he now represents".  These terms, as i.s well.knowu.to dealers  throughout tho west, are more favorable,  than those of any' other company  soliciting ovor tho .vune territory. Tho'  goods of the Western iMilling Co. havo  always been second to none, as tho  medals awarded to thoin at the" Chicago  fair will testify. Besides the favorable  tonus and prompt shipments to purchasers of carloads from Itcgina, a for.  warding warehouse will lie established  at Calgary, from which delivery will Iio  made lo customers requiring immediate'  shipment or in lots of lcs.- than n carload. i\Ir. McDonald has already made  ono I rip north, and In- piii'po-es going  ovor his ont ire district immediately Lo  wait on his customers |K'i'n,in,illv.  pg������gg^@g^  Aic Jttui  uli.ii ������wry ,  i'-ov.ri nnd.1-. 'I :n* JIUT  j its Ol   l'l"|-|'}'-*Scclh|  lot III till.' flMM'.tllllltlll llp-  on-Alm!i h.is Ik.i'ii limit, the  lmgC'St M-Ul lilla.HC^S ID llll'WOlld.  Ferry's Seed Annual for 189*  coiitiun.s tin; sum .-nu] Kiilvlunce of  thu l.iluil fmnmii,-KnuuiulBi.'. I-'reo  for the tu-kiiiti.  D. M. FERRY & CO.,  Windsor, Ont.  CAN  COPYRIGI  t OBTAIN  A   PATENT?    For a  Prompt ar.sn-er ami nn honest opinion, write to  HI UNN Jk CO., who biive nnd neatly fifty vcars'  OTpcrlcnco In the intent buiim-sii. roinnmnle.u,  tions strictly cnnllflcnlml. A llninllxink of Ir-.,  forinullon coiu-i'rniiifr I'.-i Inils nml how to obtain tliunv sent free. AI������o a catalogue of mechanical anil scientific hooLn -enI free.  l'ntents taken thronch .Mnnn & Co. receive-  ppecial notice In the ."vimTide Ainci ic.in. and  thus .ire brout-ht widely belorothe public without cont to tho invi-uror. This snlendtd iiaper,  Ismail weuklv, ulciranlly Illustrated, ba������ bv fin tho  l.-trceot circulation of anv s-cientlllc work in thu  world. &3 a year, bample copies sent free,  lluildinn Edition, monthly, f J.G0 a ���������* ear. Sln^l  jpies, 'i.j cento. Every number contains Ik-ivi  tiful plate?. In colore, and  Sf^i,ter  I        I  COpi  iful plates, in colors, and photopraph.- of new  houses, with plans, cnahlinsr builders iosnow th<.  ��������� contai.  hotepraph.J  Of new  latn������.t dc-Ru'im aud aeeuia contracts.   ���������\ridrcB,:  JUWK i. CO., Nt.vr TOl'K. :<������l VfJMiVfhV.  wmnwiwumnwmwawiMBliaiMl PAGE 2.  TKEr:KQOrLmAY'MAiL  j?  l\  TLhe Ifcootena^ flDai  SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1801.     *  SUBSCRIPTIONS  ���������'"   INVARIABLY IN' ADVANCE.  One Year ?2 f>0  "Six Jlontlis '   Three .Mom lis   ADVERTISING RATES.  One liich.ner month   Two InchCo, iiermonth   Three   "'    '""'    '     "    ' .    .  Four    "       a     ,   ..       ,  Oil- ���������' " "    '"    1 2,->  .. 0 75  .82 00  .. 3 .">������)  :> (m  . C 00  .. S 00  Special contracts for large advertisements,  Locals, pur line 0 10  All bills fur advcrli-iing duo the 1st of each  month.  Quack and cure-all advertisements not wanted.  The 11 au. is printed every Saturday Horning  for the I'.evuIsUike I'i-intiii������& I'ubli������liii  Limited, hy  9 ���������   R.  ing Co.  W. NORTH EY,'  Manager & Editor,  To whom nil cummuniuUMuiib shuuld bo  addressed.  opinion tliat  voter.".' can go on tlie list to be  j,  It lias been tlie irencru  no more  (.eligible 'to vote .at the forthcoming  election. This is a inistiike. The election will'not take ula'ce until July, nnd  voters have still another week to place  their names on the list, so as to be  posted tlio0legal two mouths before the  election. The .Revision Court sits on  the loth'.June and it was generally  understood that all names would have  to lie posted two months before tlie  sitting of tlie-Cum t. Sir."Ilaig, the  collector, has received instructions to  receive names until he gets further instructions from the (fovoi-iimont. This  will, probably leave a dear week for  delinquents to got, on. and'if there are  any persons entitled to vote in the  North Kiding uho are not yet on the  list they should, lose no more time,  ���������sis after next Saturday it,  lale.  ^l)esea,3 well "as some ochers farther  east, would be best accommodated by  clearing at Revelstoke all their importations" from the west, which now have  to be cleared ill, Kamioops or- Vancouver. On the uthi-r hand, dividing the  distance bet wren RevelstokS"and Kamioops. there are five stations ou the  eastern half, including the/prominent  ones of Salmon Ar-iii and Sicanious,  and these'as well .-is all points on the  Shuswap & Okah.-xgan Railway, reaching into the celebrated farming and  thickly populated ..Okanagan Valley,-'  would" be most conveniently accommodated at Revelstoke for the clearance  of all importations from the east, as_ it  is but 44 miles from Sicanious, which  is the entrance to the Valley, the C. P.  R. trains running on time favorable to  tiie pr<5mpt transaction ��������� of business,  thus, to those who have to.give it personal attention, saving time and the  discomforts of night travel. On the  Columbia Kivft1, south of Revelstoke,  is, a strelch of steamer navigation of  '';10Q niiles, where are to bo found the  tgwns of Robson .and Nakusp (thence  reaching the Slocan mining camps over  the Nakusp and Slocan Railway,) and  other- places of less note ; and by way  of the North Kast Arm, the mining  camps of Trout Lake and the Lardeau  Pass, all of  which  ire free consumers  will bo too  ��������� Two Kevclstokians have announced  their inlennion to stand for the North  Hiding in tlie I'lovincial Parliament,  lioth have sought Legislative honors  before. Air. Hubert Tapping v as a  candidate, for the iIan 11' district of  Alberta in the Northwest Assembly in  ISSJs. Hi-; opponent was Dr: Urett,  in whose favor Sir. Tapping retired.  Mr. J. "W. Haskins was a candidate  for West Kootenay in   1890.u Jle re-  ' ceived ^H \otes, FarwoII -10. Urown '15  and Kellie 16. j\Lr. Haskins,has b.vn  connected with the district as a prospector for 'about  ten  years,  and  will-  ���������  ]rrobably^ command ' a majority of the  ��������� mining .vote. Other candidates are  .spoken of, hut nothing, is known  defi-  "nit'ely except that pin- present inember,  <j\Ir. Kellie, has signified his intention  to_ ngain contest the seat. Amongst  those whose names are beintr discussed  'as likely candidates arc Mr. Hubert  Jlowson, furniture clcnloi-.'- Revelstoke;  Mr. "\V. JL. Brown, hotel-kecpor,  Pvevelsluke; I\lr. Angus IvioJ'cav. l-ctncli-  er and miner, Lardeau: 'and Mr. T). A.  hotel-keeper, Nakusp.      <-,  McDougall.  REVELSTOKE  Should be a Port of Entry, and havo a  Customs Officer and Bonded  Warehouse.'  Si i?,���������Referring to the letter of Hon.  N. Clark Wall-ire addiessed to .1. A.  jjlaia, JU.. P , vlnr h .ijijicdib m cbis issue ol the Mail concerning the petition loi wauled to the Dominion Government, .iskmg that Re elstoke bp  made a Poitol Ju'fcn , 1 bej, lopiosent  ceilciin lac ts and statistics beaiing on  tire s'ibiect, m addition to lhos^tui-  nished in the petition, as 'suggestions  perhaps to tlie Government inspector  -who mas hcuothe nuitU i assigned to  bun Joi nn e^ligation.  An uiipoi tant consideration fav liable to Re\elatoke as a Poitot Entrv.  i������ its location on the Canadian P.icfic  Railway, which gnes it da ect communication with all tho industrial and  toimaeici il eei.teis oi tbp <.is(, wi'h  the coast cities, the Eni])ress_ line of  steamships ioi tiieOiienl the new line  to Ausii.ihii and theiailwav.mdsttani-  er c onnei tions  o| the  >ntne  western  oi g6ods.  rt would seem to rbe' unquestionable,  that Revelstoke, be'ing a place to which  goods can be brought/in irom three directions, and the'only one'which has  similar facilities between Calgary, aud  lhe coast cities, should be treated as a  center from which imported, goods  could be distributed to points east, west  and south. At the same time, it has  not only the consumers of these three  directions to supply within a certain  circuit,,but it ha-j a fourth, which is  the mining' district'of Big Bend 'and  kindred camps-on the Columbia River  north of Revel.sloke.  There are now teoiisiderable. quantities, of foreign importations' made direct, although the facilities for transacting the business pertaining to it, are  very "discouraging to our merchants:  and" there are al.so large quantities of  foreign poods entering, into the trade  of the district, which are purchased  from wholesale merchants' in the large  cities of'either coast, who do their own  importing. It,would not therefore be  a standard of judgment just to Revelstoke. asnnightl be inferred from Hon.  Clark-Wallace's letter, to enquire as to  '���������whether oi> not the volume of foreign trade from the district inimcdi-  atelv surrounding 'Revelstoke, wou'd  warrant the expendituic," and that the  Inspector should base an, adverse recommendation upon the present volume  of said trade, hedged about a.s it is by  the restrictions and embarrassments  .referred to. ' It. would he a. fairer criterion for the decision of the matter, to  consider the aggregate volume, of all  business, both domestic and foreign,  transacted at Hovels! oko, say for the  year'ISOS, as shown by Statistics made  up from official records, and this by  the kindness of Supt. Marpole of the  C. P. It. I am, fortunately able to do, as  .���������faras concerns traffic by railway ; leaving out of the question, however, the  very considerable local shipments in'  unci out by the river st.vuuers, the figures for which cannot now" lie'-'readily  obtained. In,,tho first p'.-ice then, without naming the grand t,->t.*i!, it can be  truthfully asserted that tre amount of  fi eight charges on goods received at  Revelstoke for IS93. is larger than that  of any ot-ia-r town between Calgary  and Vancouver. The amount df cash  actually received by Mr. .Brewster, the  C. P. R. indent hove", for tho week ending May "Ml, was $10.I'A-Uv>, and this  was before railway material Cor new  construction began to move. The total  amount e������f freight received was 20,13J  tons. Of this lavge total, and not including any railVay material, there  were shipped 51."i- tons to down river  and Ronton,i\ bake points, with the  exception ot W2 tons w hicdi went to  Spokane, Wd'h. lnlhi*i'own-u\ei business tor lt-'H theie u.v- an increase ol  3������io tons o\ i: 1L<"2, moio than ]r>0 pet  vent Amonc; rhe toual ra eipts at Revelstoke. howesc-i, \v(re J70 caisot lail-  waj non and othc-i material, used in  the' construction ol the Nakusp Jc Slo-  c an Kailu,'\ , v. inch le ives p.s the local  s>uppry of Re\dsfok".rbo'it 12 000 tons  eif gaodi*.  llmr tne dne< t in-poit. lion of for-  i eicn gooclti w or.Id i.* \ci\ laicoly lii-  i civ'.isfd if tho fat,dine- tot rran������a������ ting  f it ^\ei e extended bvni.rkintr RcveUioke  great that he was able tej sell at retail  at as low prices as the Vancouver jobber wished to supply hfm at wholesale.  Should the supplies of goods for "West  Koofonayf'be obtained from sources  that would give them to the C. P. R. to  carry, instead of to American railways,  the Canadian railway would not only  be immensely benefitted, but the eastern and foreign merchant would realize a proportionate share, as well as the  resident merchant and the local consumer.'  It is well known, and has been a subject of wide discussion in the 'newspapers, that British Columbia pa}rs more  per annum by a large proportion into  the������Dominion Treasury according to  population, than any other Province in  Canada. The amount for each person  in R. C. i.sf $15. The average for the entire Dominion is $0.07.'' The total sum  of British Columbia's contribution to  the; Dominion exceeds $1,500,000 annually,'and this exceeds its proportionate'  share according to population by the  sii'in of $S0!),-102., If it is said that many of the goods on which duties are  paid in B. C. are consumed in other  provinces,',it can be urged with much  greater force that the province of Que:  bee i.s similarly situated,���������because Quebec withiis large cities and denserpop-  ulatio>r*conti,ibutestan'.iverage of $7.50  only,v!=i,s compared with $15 paid in by  each British Columbian."   ,  In view elf the considerations here offered, and others which willodoubtless  'come to the knowledge' of the Inspector during his investigation, may not  the petitioners be permitted respectfully to cherish the conviction that the  Dominion Government'will promptly  recognize the position of Revelstoke aV  one most desirable to be made a Port of  Entry, and to' liavo a' Customs Officer  and a Bonded Warehouse? And that  it will not base its decision upon what  may have been the outcome of foreign  trade heretofore, but rather upon the  reasonable and not remote prospect, in  the future, if the facilities for transacting itare grant ed according to the prayer of the petition? And also-upon  what may. be considered as due from  ' the Governmcn't to the loyal people of  this now somewhat isolated district,  who .willingly bear their proportionate  share of tlie pecuniary burdens of Government. Jambs W. "Vaijl,.  Kevel.stoke, April 27, ISOt.  meeting to support mr. robert  . ��������� howson: ���������  -\TOTICE is hercbv given, that ' a  1> PUBLIC MEETING will be held  in Bourne's Hall on TUESDAY Evening next (May 1st) at Eight o'clockyto  i^insider.the candidature of Mi. Robert  Jlowson for the North Riding of West  Koot enay.  0 (Signed)        MORGAN DAVID.  April 27th, 1894.  SALE OF WORK,  >:   ,;FANCY AND USEFUL,. '���������  IN .THE  PRESBYTERIAN  ox  CHURCH  FRIDAY, MAY llth, 1894   :o:   Mr. J. M. KKLLIE, M.P.P., will opon tho  procoodlngs at 4 o'clock.      ;  :o:-  Tliere will be a choice programme in  the evening at 7.30.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED  Tickets, 25c, admits to all.  A. McNEIL,  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOM,  ,   'r/>Front' Street, Revelstoke. , '  Full line of Ladies' & Gentlemen's  .    500TS, & SHOES  AT  H. H. COURSIER'S.  PROVINCIAL ELECTION.  To thS Electors of the 'North Riding- of  West Kootenay.  ���������       t  Gkxtlumi-n;���������  ,  Having boon 'requested to become a  candidate for- a sc.il, in the House of Assembly X  beg to announce myself nt, such, a,nd,,hopo you  will favor mo with your vote and influence.  1 shall Like the opportunity of addressing you in your respective localities and  explain m'y views on provincial politics and the  measure-it is my intention lo support if elected,'  and it is safe to say llial nothing thai will  not conduce io tho well-being and prosperity of  the North Hiding will receive my support. ,  I do notropresciitany political party,  but shall at all times use my ��������� utmost endeavors to promote legislation for- the furtherance not only of Hcvolstoke, but of'the whole  Hiding.  Hoping to have the privilege of addressing you shortly. '   '" ���������  .,       J lrave the honor fo be, gentlemen,    ,  Venn- obedient servant,  ,   .      ,   ROBERT TAPPiNG.   '  floveLstokc." B.C., April 2"5t!i, 1S91.       ..  ..   " PROVINCIAL ELECTION.  To the Electors of the North Riding of  ���������   '     'West Kootenay.  Gl.NI-I.UMU.V AND EUXTOKS,���������  I hereby announce myself as a candidate for lho coming Election and give my'  platform below for your consideration.  .\h lii=tduU v\ ill be to consider the  fiee ininu-, .'lid then general well fare, and so  aniLi.d the .Mineral Acts as to enable them to  spcuic Crown grants more easrlj than in the  past  Sudden Illness of Gold Commissioner N.  , Fitzstubbs.  Mr. N./Fitzstubbs, Gold Commissioner for West Kootenay, was coming  to llcvclstoke o'n the steamer Ly'tton  last "Wednesday when he was taken  seriously ill at Nakusp.', Mr. "Haig,  the collector of votes for the North  Biding, who had been over his district  aud was to have gone through the en-  tiro voters' list 'with Mr. Fitzstubbs  (who is also distributing - collector of  votes, for West rCooLenay) came aboard  tlie 'Lytton tat Nakusp, but he found  iir. Fitzstubbs -too ill to transact any'  business, and both came on here. Mr.  Fitzstubbs was taken to the Victoria  "Hotel, with the intention of proceeding to the 'Jubilee Hospital,' Victoria,  if ho recovers sufficiently. There is no  doubt that he is in, a precarious con-!  dition, and being 72 years of age his  recovery is considered doubtful. The  complaint from which  is said to be disease of the liver  he is' suflering  idmitof the  -e th*������ place  a Poi r of   :iut 11. ilov. - mr .  least doubt     It would van  to betomv Ihf di^u'mif,! irpomr. wh;f h  it- natural pv^stion firitb*- it to b"    Ir  na- salwt-ani.al and  cm : pi-r-ino; rier-  Iliat I will at all times remember.  that 1 am then sei' ant and not theif,dictator  That I sh ill at all times consult the  prople beinic hating for the House,so as to  atcruun ihcr vw.nts m all pait������ of the Riding  arui ac t ,n accordance   w lth  their M ishes, bo  fara-lies in m\ po-ver. 0  j T'i it I ihall do all in jnJ pou ci to m-  i duce t*iv. Go'Ciiiincnt to gne all land-, free to  i s rtler^ a- mm  ������idling to make  hoines tor  llicnriolvc-  j 1 n,it 1 slia'l at all times give my  1 -a.nct.ion to all  enteipiisCN eithci  raib\a; or  ' -,;, ar r-hrp Ij.**,-, for the bcncllt oi our I^roMiice  o>- nuu nvj'i  , Cii it X -.hill at all times oppose anj  coast- and itoin .ill i ho->e '-ii'rres.  supply holli hiieijrn it'ddonu^tH'^oocH  ol all kiiid-5 au bioiu<ht in foi ton-j  iiunpluin and disci ibuiuin at tin-, plau' ,  ft is als-0 situate cl at the ileal ot n.u i I  s^aiion im the''ohimhia linoi and has ,  ,i line oi hi-a-da-.-, steamer- runmnirj  lcirul.ulv tiu ii^lit mo.iLhs in the yi .a |  int<>  the  .State  of   \\",i-liiM_ctnii. belli''  mil"  "i  fi  vfl-  cla-se- ot ^(ioiK  from  Il c m al-i) lie   -I i-  -ailw i\   and steainn  he- in ide tin- .  ai be -  one fit   tin   i 'net  poi latum ni all  the United .Stall  t"d  that   din . t  I'oniiei I ,ii,i   ,, ill  tv. em   Rivel-inki   and    ill   plicc^-   in  .Snuuii rn   ICnoti "iv, rh(iel)\   opening  I'lC'iniiiiic ition t he \ '- ir i oand  .\s it^aiil- ine lm .dit n - w bun would  bi.-hi-.r ai u'limiodated b\ th' iniLint,'  ot Iie>el-t jkea Pott nl Lntiv i'-hoitld  in -,t im -Liu it i h n t mi i' i-, not" at pi es-  i atanv ( ii-ioui- Ojii c i ut I'uii ot Kn-  ti v bi uu* < u C altrai \ and K.uni iup- a  (iiilaiu e in in ,ii 1\ iuiii iiiinibril miles  Not onl\ I ><i'),)��������� ,, hanti ol liiMKtok'  but of i v 11 v ot h< riii ' ii i di it'" point  between th utiei n.-i >d ieu-,1 u;o to  <rn> oi the ah i to i i.n s.n I thfii mii-  ],(l>".t'iic hu-iiu ��������� mil.-I indeed, as h e-  often lx-v.il' he c a i tin. arc !��������� quired  to an.hic,'!'al W'ni'Mpi ir loi thecleai-  .iiKCoi viiici if an and a' .Montieal toi  Jonghih ]*iii)'ji t it'oiii 'ed 'f Vancou-  -vei- tor lho-i  Horn tin   vMst.  The ti ii,-'fi.on of thu l>usmrs<- ,i(  Midi lonfr di-l.tririi (litails de'av and  t'\|������ n������i ol^'frintr tin ni'rch.iiil lo < m-  j*Io\ a LUi'-'iiin bi oi.'i 'i i ol lo make  a p< i-o'ial I'lp lo 11' crl\ uhfii the  goudiai. d< tamed and the loi viai dnitf  ui the lnrnii'V l f (|ini f*d to p.i\ llu dull i - beioie 1 lie si nil can be moved fi oui  ihe bonded h.iii Imiw' to lis (h filiation. The lime consumed b\ (Ins delay is at lost 2 vver ks This is adoubl"  injury to th'-nn r vhant, not only c orn-  jiLlMn'g Inn) to jirovide nioric \ (o )> ij  dnt.es tv.o w (' ks in advani c- o' icif iv-  lr.is hir, Koc-d-, but by delav un.' then n  o1 I ' bant- ii lm would t-il-1- prcenpt ad������an- i ^nJ all h ^iiHtion thit wJl ha\c a tendencv to  crip,'f *.rv   i"-J.H'-t i.'rf.ni'i  Ti it I .ii.'Ugric inv attcniron to the  hr-e <r :i?in'ln-tr   .eri u-,e ni} bc-1 abilities in  ���������l.t ."tf^itir.' i'l     '  Tn ' -v < , fiee and qot/d. Go\-ernm"nt,  i ,..,. ill '-^ijit >- .'; r������r. of .itt'u. both male and  ���������i,.is\   -'i ji.ir. iif fnfnncl.i-r'l  'In r t it Iroiornincnt'i att'>ii(ion  -   . I V '-ill   "o t'i    i, nu'iofour (inn iilur,  litreot any cnhiiircd mi.iii-of n.ipon-  nip their ^tui k- ot rip1 chn.nd.->' Manv  vOi.miodili"i ivTuc h a-- i/iv, !,rfa.^iii  fiom th'������ fnited M iu- mt,- Sourh>-in  KootenA\, would, with t ri������* Cfi .-.i-t i,'.' ot  hbei.i1 fr<'^ it r������u iii^'imi nr- 1 ������ llu (.  P P, be 1 o-i_ci,' lu ii' foi diii'io if aa.'  ritit>i!ililli,' (h.n^'i ioi frccrii' u-  ih������'\ now il rh'.ewrnild bJ d< id' fl  j arhant it,'e bin , ihh   (omii :r.("n  ut-,  |   ln(,lll-i    pillllM1-! - V olilll   lllf   I1''    il ���������������!'  j in i ai hi id lot-, 'un   I   -io lid V c lai'fi  ,l+   -pCU ial  !,'!(-,   I   |l ���������   ���������  >   ll  rllj   111  f 1 rt'  ti'l'l-  I   d qil It'll tn - ir < \'u in> -< h  'bih i i*e-.  1 ai is now i lie c i '      M"i ��������� m < r ' 1 <    ii'i-  j jioi teel cr ot-on  iiniillni'   would   Ik  | it otel in iini'ili il  h ii r '.' liv.-,  n\<f pt>-  | nn ut oi  I'ii tint i' - 'ionic! nf.i  ir  w'fj'ii  | led iiiitii t'i' i.iifid- o    wifh'l, iwn Iron,  itoie   win  noft(oiiin   wtiiihl   b'    iihrn-  I tin  deuiii'idloi  UK in uradi   ll   'e'fv.i-  I .i. and t'ni   heicf tin it lm'   wou'd tin  1 nioit haul bt  -i%   d pic i idi'i-.; t lu   ninii-  i i y lo ]hi\ dulK -       \'J, im.  '���������  ���������'   no v  is,  ii v ill In    ir I'li.j   -'^(.i.lhe   iiKichuit  he t e w bo i r pit nii'i' i in- -'oc k )'j niak-  in% peicli im of lhe ii"|ifni i"!,'  1'ibhei^  at "Monlif'.il. foi  m-iirin'i    h id-hirn-( If  (h.irKid ivilh the fu-.1 co-t ot tin cood-  m fiiiKiii.d  tl..  of  .mji.ii'h1 Tf) ;v'on-  Ueil  the ���������iiKniiil paifl in c u-toins tl ut >  lollu i^om inn ent, ami   upon a'l ih.���������c  il'ini, aithc  t'ltalrrnt  il Afonlie >1. llu  Pciclsif)ke   liieifhrinl   lias   to   jiiv lfl(  piiccniufc ol  iik it lie w In' ii th" .Mon-  ileal  ,obliinj, nu u hard s< (i til lo place  upon   them  1o>   hi-  ov n (tout,    frp  )io-c , as an i|l'i< lialion,  tha'   llu  lisb co ( of fjocids is  Oc can Ireitrhl  Customs dutv  To the Editor of the Kootenay Mail.  Not Exactly What Was-Asked For.   '  'Sir,���������In reply to Mr. David's letter  in your last issue, I think, as he practically admits sendinga telegram, and we  kiiowuthe result of it, that the actual  wording of the message is of little importance. 1- am quite willing to withdraw any more harsh expression than  this���������that I still consider Mr. David's  action hasty and likely to do more harm  than good.���������Yours truly,  A PRIVATE CITIZEN.  to p  lOA    I  -  <it< ll 111-  I'.i!  J 1  ur    i'  ti  ;-l i.ljh-li< (1    in   Untr-h  ,       v       'flilf cd, io w  .,    t iii ���������',' ir ({tn tl-ar  Htlllt    i< ill   i"   ijcih  I li  (  ui-   i,',' 'I'  ll)  in  il.  -I'>1  I  Vhen  I > ')'  A'  - or,   ii���������"ivl.-.  J   W  HASKIM3  pin  ', ll   Ij'JI  djg bl:;d.  ihe Trail wdi bu Open.  iv i  l  '!<-  $1  co  Ui.  ->"1  ��������� *l\  1  /)  'JO  The !������<:.,>! m ither mil -au-factoiy  ronditio'i of tbe mei ii the causi of  riftniti in bo.it in'' itipplu s to tneJ-Jifc  Hi ml Un \\"< dn'-fiai thrci h'avily  laden boat- it H tor_ MtC'iIioci) and  (-'ien< 1> ' ��������� c eki, 3f'��������� is IJi.k krnoi e and  .fiek-oi' in ino.i z (>n< . Andy Pa"ks,  Swill arid J'lli-t .-nrit'if i, and lire ollur,  l^(l^ I.ii ^e oik l>v (rioitr" L.'ioirne,  F-icl 'A'lai,^, J', li " f.' ' i ujito and P,il ,  -st.lhian 1 le \ f l ' ( % I'; <z<> .li f.n is'  f,i Piute u'f'oif ]>tit t \<{<r)Z and il* i  c pi . t fon nn ii'-ic'iff ! In ^Icjd-  dai i1' vl     r.<   'e'l'i'   " a "im,iv,ui will ,  Revising the Voters' List.  Mr. ITaig, the collectoi of lotcsfoi the Noith  Jtiding, has lust lcluincd from Trail, Nakusp  and othci places in tho nding, ivhcrc he has  bctn on ofllcial dutv Ho finds theie aro about  >.)0 i otei s in Xakusp, and the total foi the l id ing  amounts to 4S5. So that the Revelstoke vole  will decide the foi tunes of lhe candidates at the  polls lb Ilaig will go through the lrst care-  fullj and all names of those who have left the  district Null be stmck oft Doubtful names will  be tiaced if possible and tho parties notified of  the intention to remove them fiom the list  This notice will be poslcd ouKido the Courthouse in Jicvclstokc Of couise, wo cannot  blame Ur Ilaig foi following his instructions,  but this stv le of procedure will be a great hardship to manv Saj a prospector is working  awaj out on the mountains in the Lardeau, isit  to bo expected that he will losoa week's work  to come to Uevolsloko to see if hrs name rs on  tlie su-pcndcel list? The local papeis cuculato  all through Ihe mining camps and towni rn the  Lardeau, Fnc Valley and fuither south, and  tlitir columns should bo used for disseminating  tho infoiination which will be tadced up to tlie  coin thcinse. AVo cannot bo blamed loi mentioning tins niattci, when wc sec olhei pipciHin  othei pails of (li p pi D v nice all publi slung nolucs  rolhi- iotf ii list as Gov ei ninciitadvci tihcments  Pcirh i]is those who aic iC'-,porihiblc olllccism  tin-, district,") iy Hunk wo shall be m.igniiiii-  rnoii- enough to publish il as news Tlioio  sliould have liven a t linisc in the ad making il  r oiiipulsfiij lo piibluli nil notici- regarding tlie  .ot'rs list vihfio it would moi'l llicojeofall  vote is in this i <tj laigc riding, v 1/ in the local  piipci- 'llicie aic but two in the udiug, and  bilAC.cn tlitm thej wnyld bo certain to put lhe  inform iliori tight rn lho hands of the per-oils  i one fined, fiom Tr.ul Cieek at the boiind.u,\,lo  Canoe River in tin f.n noitli  Late Lardeau Notes.  ks in advam c- o'  hisgocd-, but by delav un.' then  re ,pf, ofti nliuif i loiii.K I hen jjifjinptj  .- ile, a'ld (oiisigiiii)L' I Iu rn to bis she lvc - j  io wait foi ' it il oiiii 11. I  Dllidiiig 'he fl!-,U!i(o bituvri Pev-  oliloki ,.:ul C'il;',n\, Iheieaieiiiiic tee n |  i.niwriv 'i thou- tui lh< v. i-I "i n hall, j  mc iuclrig th' oii|. Haul one- ol field I  Culd'n, Donald, Pre w i Moid h, b'oge )-> l  J',r.,,    t-J.Ui. i    iimi    Hh id!' .'.ai I,   anil I  Add foi  the Montlf ,il jobber's  pi oil I, ia y 20 [jf r c ent  To.al crnl i' "a'oiit eal M u0  Ifcn it will b' "rn i- a iribbei'j (>���������  middle man's piohl of 20 pe-l rent, not  eiiilyon Ihf dri'.'iii.'l ri-t, hut ii������o o ,  (lu "oee an I,' il;HI rid c (jlliill > on Mir  c usloins dull, wl'i' li i- '!0 pc r ' n'.on  lhe Ion lern i osi, ill of vi hie h >������o ikl br  riinuhd Ity dn.'i unpoil ilion. I (.in  c it, I he f i-e of l ii i r l i -il i i ^ u 111-  liicl iv ho unpen I' d h" linelware ho'e  I'.iii'l mil.     fin   b' in Id n il)/   il   ���������   >s   ������������������o  iff um with tie- bo i. Si vuni ('Ihci  P m iu s ii,ft ml U������kii,4 s ,t' i rail on \fon-  day, and fi ������,n r,oi^ on Mure will no  (loubt he a f oiP'rin il -ti'arn of pi'upcr-  tru'i and olhrr- uilfre-terl along' the  V������'Z Pend no, d. .\f���������ru U tfecs have  lictu ifcdvrd f r oni outiide plarrs as!-  l'i'C wh'n th" Mail to rhr gold fir Id-,  .v,ll li" op' n 'I he -now ha- ',' f n gorif  fiom th" lev 1 Toiiiid lu 11-', or about  ' i.o iiiik-, and tliosf w/ro krio-v ' iv  'In   I Jig J!"n<l ' i ail op'jn- a rrifjrilh I ite i  .Ll(>   'I      Will    ill'lUlllh      1)       'iff'   tfll.lV'lll''  pa' k 11 tun ii ,11 l,r i ii'ifiin;' I v/c, v e e k-  iicun    now     bu'    Ihf     nvei    has    li'<n  Mi O. I) JJou, of the Ciiiibon and ICoou nav  I Aliiuiirf anil Piospc ting Tel has just ai lived  1 up from '11oui Lake when1 lie h is taken up tlio  1 t-f Ij imii sof [.iiilf in Ilivei i"l 1ojiiiti������ tiout  f^ike     'J In- f mpariy hnvo made application for  J a Ir w,,iinl will 1,'gii) woil' as noon as it i- ic-  civcrl    11k>   v ill   fxjjciiel   st.eral   thoiisanel  ioiliis in biiilrling.nl tin and (iiunc no that thin  ran wij'k the li'.rrbfel which it belie vcrl lo be  i 'tv rr< h in gold .Mi J1 oai r-in- tlicv will pny  | ijoofj w ig'^, and v ill gfw .ill pin^jji t lois who  I a'e oJ/iM r- of rlairin in Tionl Ijiki /lisl chance  to work  1 he f iirlbor) .nifl ffofitriiu}  Mining .md f'roi-  ' iirtiins tj.j , v ith a r apil^il ui il(if),0'W, worellic  'I' t to 1/f lri'Oi),ca tit d lo v.oik In the Lardcau  , rli,tnrt  'l!>' Ufifr'leh ruining claim i* eijirniiiig up  I V *|r r.il ' k iy foot <it I be <li 1ft/i nit 11 \m\\ In i������  T'jtt   .'/if'i Mir (|ii,irl/loeil.in/wi 11  1     'I Ik n   ai<   no*   i' i r n 11 ilnn, b> nig noi kf d em  i I lw I Mid' ni r\\ir und nil iii r elomi' futilj   vv< 11,  I     Mi   ll   /  i-V illl/ifii-'arnl ' f,ii,|iiiii", of fo'ii have  '    rilvl anil ��������� 'fi' f r lo i"i  to  f f ii I.  on   I���������irrliali  I   ri',1  EVAN SPORT.  The natural terminus of the wagon  road about tobe constructedfrom  Arrow Lake to Trout Lake Qity,  thereby tapping1 the famous Lardeau /inining' district. ^      ������  BUY EVANSP.ORT 'LOTS, because they are for sale at such  moderate prices that when the rise in their value (which must  come)���������takes place, the profit on your investment will be proportionately 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  I   by the rise in prices.    Q-      ..  , Lots from $25 to $10(X  T. L. HAIG, Revelstoke, B.C.  Dr.  WILL BE BACK'.  IVIAY   I2th;   1894  %  ooooooooooooooo  D.V.  W.P.  T.'-L  NOTARY  PUBLIC  HAIG,  -   REVELSTOKE, 'B.C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Com  mission Agent.  ?,'        ,' ,    FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE.  'frRepresentative of the Kootenay Smelting &'"Trading Syndicate.      ���������''    ,  ��������� ,",       ,        .   "        r~:o: ~"���������*   , "        .  , AGENT FOH-THE FOLLOWING TOWNSITES;  TROUT LAKE- CITY, EVANSPORT,oKASL0 , CITY, AND MKUSP.  KBKS&xamrmu? pn������nLiirvnni' /���������w.immjautajdasjasa  oooooooooo o oo oooooooooooo  RANK  DEALER  IN  BEEF, PORK, MUTTON, ETC.  ..������������iwmarVFISH AND OYSTERS IN SEASON..  The Revelstoke "Bakery'  BREAD  CAKES  PASTRY  S3a'v m  lllilllllB  <?.  Delivered Daily to any "part of the City.   :o:   Wedding Cake to order.  Caterers for Suppers, Balls, etc.  ���������:o: "  LEWIS BROS:, THE STATION.  SUCCESSOR  TO  THE WESTERN MILLING 001 (LT'D.)  BEVELSTOKE   BIE^A-IISrCie:.  FLOUR  SHORTS  BRAN  OATS  FEED WHEAT  HAY  DEALER IN  ROLLED OATS  CORN MEAL  BACON      .  BUTTER  EGGS  POTATOES  FRUITS, and VEGETABLES of all kinds.  OF ALL  YOUR CUSTOM SOLICITED.  Agent for���������Waterous Engine Company.  Speight Wagon Company  If you want to reaeh the People in the North  Riding of West Kootenay  _A_ID  The  +1+  VEBTISE     IIST  OOTENAY +*���������  0  f\   I     La   ���������  II,l\ if llil  III .ill 'I  nt i  bli   I  ,1  I vvi  n,' ii'i  I, (  fo   ll(  I till hfi,il-i  >,'      Jf       'l     I'll)" I,    illlfl    (MllpllV     lll������<  )|,1������ if i������i Io l!|i KOld i oiiiini * (,nr r im  <\ pi um /round ilioiil f i^h' liiil'-^ fifmi  I  i\ i on I In -ifinl li  I ur\  'III'    (|M)K    V I  llil     ,l(    I     I <-|,(M I'll   |fl   lllVI    (llH  ij>p'ai"l Il'nii Lltr J.iw_i-''(l( iiiIiu'umi   liiUJ.  HONEST  PRICES. r3>  Juajw^wwwium'fcj uai wwm������ ijpi  THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  PAGE a  NEW SPRING  GQODSi  " '  '     ,o CGCOGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  rtE  HAS THE LATEST IN  o:  ENGLISH  A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF  SCOTCH   AND    CANADIAN  TWEEDS.  ^TAILORING AND DRESSMAKING JONE IN, LATEST STYLES  Stoves, Cxraniteware,  Banna Bsn&aa BBolapmBMB Bans&na  LOCAL ITEMS.  iv  (Timothy, clover and alfalfa seed at  H. ������N. Coursier's.     ,       *  Dr. Symondsmaybe consulted at the  '  Victoria Hotel on Monday   evenings  and Tuesday mornings.  Splendid assortment of gentlemen's,  boys' and youths' straw hats at H. N.  1   i Coursier's.  Mr. Win. Mackenzie is up on a visit,  after spending the last six months on  his ranch at Galena Bay, Arrow Lake.  ,l*    Tlie   'bus   company  are ��������� selling   33  tickets'for $1 to schoolchildren.   This  will be a great convenience   on wet  ' mornings.   ��������� .,''''  j       There will be a sale of work in the  Presbyterian Church on1 Friday, May  llth; of which particulars will be given  next w'eek, '      '        ,.  I. Oi'O. F.���������Regular "meeting "every  Thursday night at eight o'clock in Oddfellow's "Half. "Visiting brethren cordially invited.  At the meetiug of the Y.P.S.C.E.- in  ���������the Presbyterian church on Monday  evening next the subject will be "God's  care for .His own.'' ' ,  The friends and supporters of Mr.  Robert-Howson are requested to meet  sit Bourne's Hall next Tuesday evening,  May 1st, at 8 o'clock.   n  Mr. Angus McKay, of Lardeau, will  receive a request from several prominent citizens to stand for the North  Riding in the Provincial Assembly. ,  Bourne Bros, have been busy unloading cars this week, having received a  carload of oil, a carload of potatoes and  a carload of groceries and glassware.  New Goods.���������Cliildrens' and Boys  Suits, Boots and* Shoes, Bleached and  Unbleached Cottons and Sheetiugs,  Dress Linings, &c.,&c.,at Bourne Bros.  , Next week Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Shaw  will moye into the, house next to the  -court house occupied by Mr. and Mrs.  Kirkup, during their absence in the  -east.      ' " ���������  The .Oddfellows will attend divine  ���������service in the Methodist Church"- tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. All brethren are  requested to meet at "Oddfellow's Hall  .at 6:30.  v Tiif, Baiuks.���������Don't tirer yourself  by awkwardly carrying ��������� the baby  about, but get one of those handsome  light-running and cheap carriages at  H. X. Coursier's.  There are about four hundred aud  eighty-five names cither on application  oi   oii  register for the North Riding.  But many of these will be disqualified  , on various accounts.  Mr. Frank Tomers cattle rancher of  Milford, on his way from Milford to  Vancouver with a car load of fat cattle,  stopped at Revelstoke this week to  give the stock a two days' rest.  Bourne Bros, have just received a  consignment of fresh dairy butter that  is equal to the best Devonshire. [P.S.���������  Having sampled this butter we can  vouch for the truth of the above slate-  > ment.���������Editor.]  Provincial Constable Graham,arrived  here from Nelson on the Lytton last  Saturday night. He will act as constable liero in place of Officer John  Kirkup, who goes east on a three  months' vacation.  Lane Gilliam, who has been packing  in the Slocan country has been in town  some days with the intention of starting a packtrain between hero and Big  Bend this summer, if the expected increased traffic materializes.  'Mr. Robert Tapping has reconsidered  his refusal to stand for the local Legislature, and this week announces his  candidature bv an address to" the electors of the North Riding. The address  is published in this week's Mail.  The Fort Wiltiam Echo is a bright,  newsy sheet of six pages, and we are  pleased to count it among our exchanges. The Echo has a future; before it,  as it is generally believed that Fort  William will yetrival Winnipeg.  IS. H. Fletcher, Post-office Inspector,  arrived in town from the west last-Sunday morning. Ho1 is on his round ol'  inspection, and left, for Nakusp, Now  Denver, Nelson. Kaslo and othor down  river offices, on tin; Lytton Monday  nuorui'iig. '  ��������� Several parties are making arrange-  -ments to go fo Big Bend by, river. Tom  Home is building a boat which will  take up W. Kingman and party. Mr.  Kingman will build a house on Downio  creek on land belonging to C. E. Shaw.  Mr. Shaw himself'is going up next  month. " ���������      , ,   '  The river is steadily rising,*and high  water mark will be reached much.beforc  the usual time^ if the present warm-  weather continues.,' Last year,the river  was at its highest about the first of  August, and the year before; about the  first of July. This year promises to be  about the first of Juno.-- ,, -;  ��������� TherArrow arrived up from Nakusp  on Tuesday afternoon for the first time  this ��������� season. She had been lying at  Green Slide for some days past waiting  for deeper watei'. The Arrow will leave  the* higher wharf (foot of Front street)  every Tuesday and' Saturday.at 7 a. m.  for Hall's Landing, Thomson's Landing,  HoC.Springs and Nakusp.  We understand there are in course  of formation two lawn tennis clubs,one  for each ,end of the town. Why cannot  the youngsters get together _enough  members to form a cricket club ? Bats,  balls, stumps, &c. are to be obtained  from Bourne Bros., and a splendid  crease already exists ne.ar the school-  house. Mr. Iiaig will consent to. act as  secretory %>ro tent. -   ,  The Sol Holden Mine, in the Big  Bend.'-has been sold to a syndicate in  Toronto for a good round sum in four  figures. Tho buyers or their representatives will arrive here from Toronto'  about the middle of next month, and  will at once go up*to-havo a look at the  property. Everything is complete for  the purchase and the money all up.  Mr. J. W. Haskins effected the deah  Messrs.P.M. Walker, T. Down, and S.  McDonald, owners, of the Silver-Cup.  arrived up from' the Lardeau, where  they have been developing' the claim.  C. Holden, tlie other partner, has been  here some weeks. The boys are well  pleased with the continued improvement in the mine, and hope to be able  to ship out some,of .the ore they have  already on -the. dump. This is very  high-grade ore, and assays from 300 oz.  to 1100 oz. silver to the ton.  The westbound train duo here Thursday night was delayed 2-1 hours by a  big mudslide near the Glacier, arriving  at live o'clock last evening, followed an  hour later by yesterday's westbound  train. The first went on, but before  the other could proceed news came that  a hugcy'lide was down at Griffin Lake.  A special train carrying 100 men was  at once despatched from here, while 173  were sent irom points-west of Griffin  Lake, "and another frainload of men  left Revelstoke sta tion last night.  Mr. John CI ulcyInspector of Customs  of New Westminster, was in town two  or. three days this week on business  connected with the making Revelstoke  a 'port of entry, on which matter he  will report to Comptroller N. Clarke  Wallace at Ottawa. Mr. Clute says  there must \ be an officer stationed  here, as. the business.often roquies it,  and he has already telegraphed for one.  He holds out strong hopes that a f.ivor-  ble answer will ho received to the petition forwarded from the town aud presented by Mr. Mara.  Mr. aud Mrs. C. E. Shaw, who were  married last Saturday and went to  Sicanious the same day, returned here  on Monday. They have taken up their  residence in the'"little blue house'" off  Douglas street, and on Mondayevening  were treated to a grand '���������chivaree"'ancl  serenade by a very large crowd of their  friends and acquaintances. Mr. Shaw  promptly appeared on the arrival.of  the band and then he led the procession  to the nearest hotel, where probably  nearly a hundred drank "health to tlie  young couple.*' A large, crowd enjoyed  the fun up to a late hour.  The'Hon. Thoo. Davie has replied to  the resolution drawn up at the public  meeting held last Saturday week in  Peterson's Hall for the purpose of urging upon the Government the necessity  for the speedy commencement of the  Big Bend and'Trout Lake wagon roads,  at, which Air. T. L. Ilaig was secretary.  Tho Attoriu'v-'oonora' states that tlie  Government, will give the. matter their  earliest consideration. Tlio Aitoruey-  ('cnoral is usually prompt-in action, aiid  it may bo reasonably expected that the  work will go o'n earlv nest month. '  ��������� Mr. Wm. Cleveland, the packer between,* Thomson's and Trout Lake, is  back from Savona's Ferry, where he  has been for the past two months. Ho  will at once set about preparing for  packing on his old route, and expects  to make a start inside of tw.o weeks. '  The warm weather is 'causing the  Columbia to' rise .rapidly, and boat  traffic is once more in active operation.  The -Lytton came up last Saturday  night' and lay over till Monday morning takiug in cargo. She carries, besides' a general cargo, two carloads of  cattle. She .was not excessively heavily  freighted, and most of what she had  was for Nakusp and -New, Denver,  showing' that the aforetime heavy  freight,she carried .for Nelson and  Kootenay Lake cports , is now being  brought in from the south by'the N. <fc  S. F. Ry. The Lytton'arrived up again  on Wednesday and left at i a.m. Thursday. The steamer Columbia will put  in the summer on the long trip between?  Revelstoke and Northport. Captain  Gore master and J. A. Anderson purser.'  The Lytton .will be taken off the route  shortly and will undergo a thorough  overhauling. ' >-���������     .  ers of  will be pleased to know that our Spring Stock of  e'tOlfe,  4���������*'no  is how complete, and we are in a position to fill all orders at prices  ���������   * which CANNOT BE UNDERSOLD.  - ���������'       *  'LARDEAU NOTES.  [FROM our CORRESPONDENT.]  Trout Lake,' April 13, 1894.  Under the cheering influence of the  genial spring sunshine ,the snow -is  fast sinking and already a. few bare  patches of ground are to be seen on the  hillsides. Snow still falls occasionally,  but in small quantities. .  i Ben Ramey recently , killed^ three  cariboo near Harry Langrell's pre-emption adjoining Stauber's Lake. '  George Bourke of the Trout Lake  ��������� hotel is getting a new bar built. Dan  Savoy is the architect. -  Messrs. Harrison and Barcbard returned from Revelstoke a few days ago  bringing in,a large bundle of mail.  Oliver D? Hoar.arrived o'n the llth  and-left this morning, for Thomson's  Landing. , Yesterday Hoar staked out.  1������ miles of the river on behalf of the  "Cariboo and Kootenay Prospecting1  aud Mining Co.,,TJimited." The claim  extends from the mouth of the river to  a point about 100 yards above the  mouth of the canyon. As soon as tlie  Columbia is navigable to Revelstoke it  is proposed to set a gang of men to  work to build'a dam and flume-the  river so as to render the bed of the  river accessible. The building of the  daui'and flume will be superintended  by Mr. Cague. I "congratulate the  company on their enterprise and also  upon their judicious selection of a foreman. Should they be, equally fortunate in their choice of manager, I have  no hesitation in predicting that the undertaking will prove a gigantic success.  Much indignation has been aroused  in this community by a statement by  0. D. Hoar which "was" published in the  Kootenay Star to the effect that the  tools which he loft at the Riverside  mine at Five Mile Creek had been  stolen during his absence. The tools  have not been stolen from the mine,  and if they had been Hoar could not  have known it, as he returned to Revelstoke without having visited the mine.  Such a-falsehood is calculated fo "reflect  discredit on the entire settlement, and  it is at the.request of a majority of the  citizens that 1 thus publicly contradict  it. ���������  ���������5-  STAKE!  But before buying1 give us a call and get our figures.  Tinware  Hardware  Ammunition   :o: :   -    WE HAVE ALSO A COMPLETE STOCK OF  Boots & Shoes Gents' Furnishings  Dry G-oods Ready-made Clothing  Window Blinds Room Paper  Flour.(Ogilvie's Hungarian)   ,  IN FACT, EVERYTHING:YOU NEED.���������THE PUREST AND BEST.  Crockery  Stoves  Feed  ������������������  eveis  BRANCH-STORE AT TROUT LAKE CITY.  Thomson's Landing, April 19.  The snow has nearly disappeared  from the flats at Thompson's and Lardeau, and gardening has commenced.  The pack trains have wintered on the  prairies all right and are looking first-  rate. Mr. Beaton ' expects to load for  Trout Lake about May 10th. Messrs.  Beaton and Thomson are pushtng work  on their buildings. They are at present  erecting an addition to the Prospector's  Exchange Hotel. They intend to place  about 300 acres of choice bottom laud  on the market in 3-acre blocks after  tiie 1st of May. Those who desire a  fust class piece of ground for a home  should apply early. It is reported that  Mr.Thomson is coining out as a Government candidate for tiieLeirislature.und  lie i������- canvassing vigorously.  We have had a sort of a famine at  Thomson's Landing and Trout Lake  reri-nily. AVe hnvo plenty of moat,  flour, v'vro.. but one of the principal  staples���������whiskey���������is out entirely.  ., Quite a number of placer claims have  been staked on Lardeau Creek and recorded during the last few days. It' is  expected that every foot of "Lardeau  Creek will be worked during the coming summer.  Five placer miners for Lardeau Creek  passed through here yesterday, and 15  more arc-, expected in a few days.  Dan Savoy and partner have worked  out'the bench where they wintered,  and have moved to Fergusonville.  They took out a lot of nuggets, including one worth $12.50, during the last  few weeks.  Messrs. T. Downs, L. McDonald and  P. M. Walker, who have been working  on the Silver Cup, arrived at Thomson's  last night. They have now two carloads of solid high grade ore on the  dump.- They have about half a flour  sack of very fine looking ore. with them.  Thoy report that the ledge continues  to improve as depth is attained. The  owners now feel sure that 'she will  i nake a great mine.  It is reported hero that some of the  people ol Revelstoke are. dissatisfied  with Mr. Kirkup and are agitating for  liis removal. All the residents around,  Thomson's and tho miners in the Trout  Lake country are without exception in  favor of Mr. Kirkup. They think him  the right, man in the1 right place and  are talking of circulating a petition in  his favoi if necessary.  CORRESPONDENCE.  The Editor cannot bo responsible foi- tho opinions  expressed by correspondents.      '   The"Dri^    Sin,���������In my letter of Feb. 28, referring to the quartz mine at Five Mile  Creek, Trout Lake, 1 said that investigation had proved the depth or length  of the drift to be less than fifteen feet.  This statement has called down on my  devoted head tho wrath of Messrs.  Brown and Hoar, and both of these  gentlemen have written to the press  stating tlie depth of the drift fo be 52  feet and some inches and accusing nic  of a malicious perversion of facts. Now  the facts connected with this storm in  a, tea-pot aro as follows:���������About the  end of January Oliver Hoar came to  iny cabin on the. Lardeau and treated  mo to a Jot, of bombastic talk, apparently with tlie object of inducing me to  publish certain statements about the  mine which I had reason to believe  were untrue. Finally I said I would  visit the mine and report its coiidition  correctly. ' Before I could do so, Hoar  went to' Revelstoke. Meanwhile ^certain free miners belonging to Trout  "Lake visited the mine and reported to  me the result of then-investigation. It  was on the strength of their report  that 1 published "the facts that the  depth of the drift was less than 15 feet.  Hoar, having at no time any liking for  a plain statement of fact, has since  been amusing himself���������and nio���������by  threatening me with personal violence  and bodily injury '.'to make me keep  my mouth shut" as he says, thereby  .expending a prodigious amount of  energy which he would do better to  preserve for future emergencies.  The opinion of Mr. II. A.- Brown is  not worth serious consideration, as he  has never been in the neighborhood  since the mine was opened and it is  doubtful whether he even known where  it is.  I can produce, if necessary, unimpeachable evidence in support of my,  statement with regard to the depth of  the drift, and I wish to be distinctly  understood by Messrs. Brown and Hoar  and others of-their breed that 1 am not  to be deterred from publishing such-  facts as may come to my knowledge by  the fear of violence at their hands.  The mining interests of the country  have suffered too much already from  wilful misrepresentations, and it is  about time some of them were exposed.  Hoar's fiction to tho effect that his  tools wore all stolen during his absence  is an unmitigated falsehood. He did  not go to tlie mine on his return and  consequently could not have missed  anything.  Apologising for taking up so much of  your valuable space, I am, sir, your  obedient servant;  GILBERT W. A. RANKEN.  Trout Lake, April 10, 1891.  [Mr.  Rankon  used the  word,  "shaft" when  there won no shaft on tho property.    Wo understood that that was the bono of contention.--  Kd.J  Mr. Haig's Defence.  Sik.-AVIkiI, a pily it is that Mime men will  rush headlong into print without previously attempting to ascertain the facts of the casein  point.  Wo should then be savod tlio trouble of both  reading and answering ibuch rude and unrea  sonable ciFusions as that which.appeared above  the signature of F. Frasor in your last esteomed.  issue referring to mydutics as collector, regarding which, I may say, I am obliged to be guided  by the provisions of the acts relating.thereto  and.by such instructions as I may receive from  time to time from the Government, which .preclude my being influenced''by erronous statements volunteered by irresponsible persons. I  should be glad to meet with anyone who iu consequence of my "negligence" has been disfranchised,  i.  ��������� In conclusion 1 must confess to being quite  mystified as to the reason of this sudden uttaek  on the part of Mr. Knuscr.���������Yours faithfully,  T. LlVriCGSTONE IIAIG.    ���������  Kcvel-'toko, April 21th, 1891.  Sin,���������Mr. Frascr may or may not have heard  the adage "fostinate Ionic," at a-uy rate ho had  better cominil it lo memory or act up to to it:  he will then be more deliberate both in-"getting  a move on" himself and advising others to do  likewise. ,  Air. Ilaig's notice concerning his appointment  to the post of collector of votes was posted at  thccourthouse.thc proper place forsuoh notices,  before Mr. Fraser's letter appeared in your  paper. ��������� j  51 r. Haig's address was advertised in the Mail  as Kovelstokc, and any letters addressed thus  by persons outside the town will find him; residents of_ReV(ilstcks'.--yrould, of course, look to  the notice board of the courthouse (and not to  a newly established, though admirable, newspaper) for their information.���������Yours truly,  "PKTTY CLERK."  P. S.���������The above " nom dc plume" will doubtless recall to Mr. Fraser an occasion when lie  condescended to act as godfather,   j'-       -z.-- .  [We cannot say ditto to "Petty Oierk." His  ideas as to the best advertising medium do not  coincide with ours. We have had too much of  the "courthouse" system of advertising in times  past. The plan answered very well with our  torcfathcrs, who used to nail up parochial  notices to the door of the parish church; but  this was before the age of country newspapers.  In those Jays it was necessary for the reader to  conic to the notice; but i.l these progressive  times it would only he right and proper that the  notice sliould go to the reader. The two newspapers in the Sorth Riding penetrate to overy  mining camp and ranch in the district, and it  would be only fjiirthatallsuch notices be advertised in the true and prope: medium, i. c. if it  is intended tnmcet the eye if the persons most  interested. Would it be fair to bring a man all  the way from Trail Creek or tho JLardeau  mountains-ju-t to see if his name w.is struck oif  llKMotern'h.st' UcsidiM, I hero is ai.other point,  und nnl the I'M-tone: tho papers published in  the North Hiding have jusl a.-, much ri'-ht to  oxpeeL a cl'iuiuu oi l!o\ eminent nrivcrii.-.iiigns  any of their cmitcmporarici, in other pa".U of  the pro-, incc init. so far as v;c ran f-Jii. s-iisis  still to bo denied Uiciuin tho future as It.iaus  been in the jubt.��������� Ku.J C������}}  PAGE 4  TOT**-!.1 '*?  ft      ,  THE KOOTEKAY MAIL  //'  THINGS SAID AND DONE ABOUT.  TOWN.   -"  [BY   DIOGENES.]  The town was en fete Monday night.  Revelstoke brass band ��������� turned out in  full ��������� strength,, assisted by a  clarinet,  ' fife, hotej .dinner bells' cow bell, and  even the big fire alarm gong was. carried between two men to the tune of  ���������"Marching through Georgia," but the=  "kettle-drum" accompaniment was a  little too overpowering to be harmonious. As it was still early in the evening I joined the procession, or rather  hung on the outskirts of it.' Down  ' Front street, through Hanson and  Douglas streets the band and its crowd  n pi admirers marched bravely on, the  ,big lamp���������borne one shoulders of the  f,all clarinet player casting a weird reflection on the expectant faces of the  multitude', with Diogenes and his lantern bringing up the rear.   The crowd  , soon rounded up in front of a pretty  Jittle blue house just off Douglas street,  tho front of which was lit up by the  " brilliant glare of a burning tar barrel.  This was the nest of a recently-wedded  couple. Amid the din of fire-crackers,  guns, cheers, and other wind instruments, which for the time drowned the  "music" of the really���������fine, baud, the  '��������� door was opened aud tb,e head of the  house appeared in the person of Mr. 0.  Erskine Shaw, Revelstoke's newest  benedict. Th;s was the signal for renewed energy on the part of the rioise-  inakers, but he stood the ordeal like'a  jiero, and although it was, hard to tear  himself away from his two-days-old  bride as she stood at the door looking  longingly after him, he gallantly headed the smu II apmy, a.nd to the tune of  ' ''' Poor married maii " made a bee-line  for the Central Hotel. Whife the band  played "See, the Conquering Hero  pomes" the crowed filled the oar, the.  pidewalk and the street outside, all  anxious to drink u health to the bride."  The happy bridegroom cheerfully put  up a ten-dollar bill to settle the bill for  liquids.   Old traditions must be kept  "*     up.   , " ' ���������  *  . Mr. Haskins' letter in the Mall the  pther day seems to have hit the nail on  the head. The clause exempting all  assessment work on mining claims until July, 1895, has been withdrawn, but  .whether Mr. Haskins' letter had anything-to do \yith jt I shouldn't like to  6 pay. Some of us who hold a small interest in Lfirdequ mining.claims wore  , pongratulating ourselves pn having to  make no outlay on deve}opnjent\vork  I "( , for another year, but the'withdrawal  pf Mr. Koljie's pjause knocks us all oxih.  For,the sake of the prospppfpr, who  v must oarn a living while his claims ret'  main unsaleable through no fault of  his own, we'are quite willing to stump  up and pay him for doing the work re-  '' quired by law. Th"e prospector is the  mainstay of \Yest Kopte'iuty, and we  must see to it that qqpeof q'ur mining  lawsare prejudicial to his interests. Mr.  Haskins' letter was favorably commented on by a correspondent signing  himself "East Kootenay" in' the Golden Era. There is a reverse side to this  matter���������If quo is hound to have this  work done every year while there is no  prospect of selling a silver mjue, how  many will care to buy an interest from  fhe prospectors, eyen at the. low price  they are asking Just'uow? ,.  *  *    *  Did anybody else notice the bustling  appeaiance of Front street last Sunday  morning just'about mail time? The  Lytton had como up the night before  find brought a large contingent of people from the 'lower country, while a  great uiuuber had arrived on the western train for the purpose of taking the  prip down river at daylight next morning. For about an hour our chief busi-  ' ^ pess street would compare favorably  with any street in the province, iis far  as pedestrian activity was concerned.  * '  ��������� *  A travelling autist who struck town  last week took away with him close oh  jiilOO,  which he made   in   three  days  , here. He has certainly improved the  appearance of the toiyu a,nd given it a  > metropolitan ui^ almost enticing one  jjito the belief that he is walking down  Government street, Victoria ; Yonge  street, Toronto; or Broadwav, New  York.  It is a cheering sign to see men spending time and moneyyimprpving their  jots, such as several of our citizens arc-  doing just now. George Laforme is  beautifying his land in front of his  residence by removing the stumps and  Ul}"'nl> ouij a n'ce level lawn. If used  for no other purpose it will make an  excellent playground for the children,  .although Mr. and Mrs. Laforme. are  pot blessed with a houseful yet. Messrs.  Kaiu and Heip'y Xeedham are also busy  planting their adjoining lot which was  only cleared jastfall. I do not kijow a  prettier-site; fqr a gardener's paradise  than the alluvial basin in which the  Jower town is situate. S. Bickerton is  builch'.ug a now fence through the lot  between his premises and those, qf Mr.  Ballegaard. Sam is also about to build  ti sniHlucr house and intends goirig in  for faijpy gardening to a large extent  this sinrimer.  * ���������  If   {.his   town   were   a   municipality  severaj of our citizens would have to  spend a dollar or two laying down now  sidtJWjijitS?- In frojit'of some business  houses. J.he rotten timber doing duty at  present is. fqU. of liolesl which are traps  and PiffolJ3. fo.r the unwaijy. I dare not  stir- 3b.r0a.cj after dark without my lantern. Otl^er-s irja,y not be so fqrtutiate  in escaping tl;esu liases as I have beep,  Tru^ everybody may be able to carry  ���������j k^ntet'n, hut everybody cannot be  ��������� 'V.   DlOGKNES.  IbQtels.     ^ "���������  ON   HOTElf,  REVELSTOKE  STATION,  B.C. -;   ,^������-  _ . . .  Conveniently.situated between Railroad Depot and Steanibpat Landing. ���������  i ���������~ ���������-������������������  ' Best Table in the {nferior,  FIRE-PROOF    SAFE.  ,   .   FRKJS  ,'BUS,  t '  Strictlv>' First-Class,   ,    Rates, $1.50 anp $2,00 per Day.  H. A, BROWN, PropV.  THE CENTRAL HOTEL  ABRAHAMSON   BROS., Propiktors.1  First-class  TaJble.  Telephone.  PIEE-PROOP 'SAFE  Stockholm House,  JOHN STONE, Proprietor.  The^Bming Boom is furnished with tie best the  Market affords,     ,  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  BIA  OUSE.  -:o:���������:o:  gENTRAl,LY   LOCATED.  ���������- :o:-rr:o:��������� ������������������'  FIRST-CLASS TABLE, AND  ROOMS.  Billiard and Pool Tables in first-class'order.  , TELEPHONE AND FIREPROOF SAFE, ' * '     "'",  ���������:o:���������:o:-  Sample--Room  for Commercial' Travellers. ������   Every  Convenience  for   Guests.'  BROWN & OLAHK. Wroprletors.  ALLEN'S LAGER BEER.  T ADVERTISES ITSELF.  REVELSTOKE   BREWERY.  THIS SPACE IS RESERVED  FOR  W. COWAN'S  AU'VEBTIS'MElsrT  WHOLESALE LIQUORS!  B^'TEIiSTOKE,     ZB.OJ  Dairy & Garden Produce,  IN   WEST   KOOTIiNAY.  A 1 Dairy Cows and Ygung Stock for Sale,  -      :        Ohbkrs ������y Mail Promptly Attk^ukd To.   -.*.   REVELSTOKE,  B.C.  Now is the Time to leave youp Orders!  A COMPLETE  STOCK OF TWEEDS AND WORSTEDS  ,   FOR SUMMER WEAR  140 Suit Lengths  ffVST OKEHEB OUT AT  IH,-   s.  TAIWR, REVELSTOKE STATION..  ILKEB  '&  ELLS.  jf>  POST-OFFIGE STORE.  Gents^FiimisMngs,  Stationervy',"'. ���������;'     .  "^^^ Patent .'Medicines  And .TOIIiET ARTICLES of "every desoription.  FURS B.pUGKL& SOLD,  Specialty  :   : SHIRTS and SHOES.  Xi   OIL  Just received, from Standard ��������� Oil Co., biie. Carload  .   ���������  "       EOCENE ILLUMINATING OIL.  This oil is the best iri^the market.   Special prices for tea-case lots. \  &  One Carload of Asheroft Potatoes.  ���������:o:���������:o:-  To arrive next week  9  ONE CARLOAD GROCERIES        .  ONE CARLOAD FLOUR y    =  "- ONE CARLOAD HARDWARE  000-0000000000000000000 xo  00000.00  000 00 00  REVELSTOKE, NEW DENVER AND NAKUSP.  ������������������W,jv;v,������K*Jfe  m  m  UST go ahead I  BEOAXJSE it is the metropolis of a district whose  mines,   besides  being- fabulously rich in Silver3  carry a   larg-er percentag-e of GOLD  than any n  silver-lead mines on the American continent.  BECAUSE nearly all the mines are within a 12-mile  radius of the ibwnsite, 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 larg-e quantities of GOLD  were taken out of Lardeau Creek within the limits  of tfoe tpwnslte,  Price c|>f Lotsi���������Oorners, $150;   Insides, $100. i  APPLY TO H. ASHBY & Co,, Kaslo, or . ?  A.

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