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 f /    *-f  - y  / /  s  A-  jt If 'Mw^cfB^ ^  VoL 1.���������Nc 18.  REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., AUGUST 11; 1894  $2.00 a Year.  To Miners and Prospectors.'  It is our, desire to have the Mail known far  and' wide as a reliable A 1 mining paper. To  this end we ask the help of all prospector^ unci  mining men who have tlie interest of tho North  Riding o������ Wefet Kootenay at heart. It is in  your power to (jive ns very material help by  hcmliiiK in scraps of mininsc newu which would  otherwise remain unpublished. Kvery item, no  matter how trivial it may appear to'you, will he  acceptable. If yon have no pen. write with a  pencil; if no paper, just tick it down on a piece  of birch bark. If you are out of stamps send it  all thev-ame, we'll attend to that, Never mind  K'*aniii>alii-.'il composition---, flowing language, or  elegant handwriting, just send us the facts;  we11 do the rest. Wo ii.sk only one thing: I)o  not exaggerate. , ,  Kootenay Liodg-o  No. 15 A.F.&A.M.  The regular inoetings  1     are held in the Jlas-  onicTeinple.liourno's  ��������� Rail,   on   the   third  -===Mondny   in   cnoli  month   at   8 c p.   in.  Visiting   bretliren  cordially welcomed.  C. H. TEMPLE. Skcki-t.vky.  A. B. H. COCHRANE,  NOTARY   PUBLIC,'  GENERAL   AGENT  lit"  '  OFFICE WITH GUY BARBER,  EEVELSTOKE,  B.C.  A. H. HOLDIOH,  ' OF SWANSEA AND WICAN,  Analytical Chemist and Assayep,  "REVELSTOKE, B.C.  a.. McNeil,  BAKBEK SHOP AND BATH ROOM,  Front Street, Revelstoke.'  I am now oifoi ing (j shaving tickets for  $1.00.    Haircut for 25c.  c Anel i  a bath for' 25c.'  S. BIOKERTON,  BOOT AND SHOEMAKER  REVELSTOKE. B.C.  Harness Repaired at short notice.  ���������    GUY  BARBER,     ,  WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER. '  Repairing Neatly & Promptly Executed.  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  m. S. WILSON,:  MERCHANT . TAILOR','  ..Revelstoke Station. -  ��������� First-class Material kept in stock.and  First-class Workmen employed.  JL_i_ , A.'_ lFjEvJB J_ Z.,  BUILDER..  Will figure, on all kinds of  Buildings; all kinds of house,  Store and Office Furniture repaired or made to order; all  kinds xof Skopwork in my line  ' neatly and promptly executed by  skilled and experienced hands  ' FURNITURE,.  Doops, Sashes & Blinds.  R. HOWSON,  REVELSTOKE.    ,  COFFINS  CARRIED   IN  STOCK.  AOI'NT KOlt SIXGUIt Sr.WINO MACIIIXI'S.  General Blacksmith.  GEORGE    TERRYBERRY,  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Repairs to Wagons, &c.  Shoeing a Specialty.  "J. K. WILSON & CO.,  .  BOOT AND SHOEMAKERS,  FRONT STREET, REVELSTOKE  (One door west of Courthouse.)  REPAIRS  NEATLY & PROMPTLY DONE.  IMtlCKS MODKKATi:.  TIIE  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO   AND  FKOM  All Eastern Points.  Through First Class Sleeping Curs ,-vnd Tourist  Slceiiing Cars to SI. Paul, Mi-iiU-culuwl 'I'oronto  iritliout. change.  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  Atlantic ExpreHH arrive-* 10:10 daily.  Pacific " "        17-.10   "  For full  apply to  iufoi-iiuitiiui iih to rules, time, e-te.,  I. T.   IJrow.stcr,  A gout, Ihivolsfoko.  (IKO. Mel.. 11KOWN,  OlHtrlet I'lisM'iigcr Agent,  V.iiir-HiVi-r,  li.C,  How They Used To Do It.     ���������  The following is from the Journal of  'Mining,   1S0S.     Wo   manage   things  differently in   West   Kootenay  now,  chiefly on account of the educational  inlluences of the K. S. & T. syndicate:  Thero was, a man. .Tim Green by name,  J To struck a ledge tuid .staked a claim.  Then came to town by the overland 'bus,   .  And cornilled a seient ilic ous.-,.. ��������� '  "Professor, 1 should like to sport.  An iibSiiy mid a. swell report:  1 want you to expatialo on my rook,  And take your divide-mis in stock."  The swell report was rpu'e-kly done ;  The ledge it was a liv-uro one,  Quito well detlned : and the ore itrun  At the rale of a thousand dollars a ton. "  Jim inounted all liin handsoine things-  Two California diamond rings--  And a nugget breast-pin in his shirt -  Shed golden luster o'er Ihe dirt. '  He landed and to Wall direct, went-;  And tliero lie found a nice old gent;  .So Jim laid out to do his best,  And talked him till lie couldn't rest.  .  "Yo'u ha'n't"lio'notion how great," 'said he,  " Our mineral resources, be;  Just one percent, ot wluit wo get    '    *  Will pay Llie whole of the iiution.il debt.  " There ain't a bettor cow to milk  Than a ltrst-class mine (that ain't a bilk);' *'  She'll give you quart/,���������anil hero ho eus.sod���������  If that ain't level, then bust my crust."  In thirty days the thing wns done:  And when Jiiu.itggoi-ed what he'd won  lie felt as cheap as a Yankee clock���������  Ten \vhiskoy-str.iights and the rest in stock !  There w.-isa board of rich trustees  (A stock donation to each of these).  And they sold the shares on terms to please  To twenty widows and ten D.U's.  When Jim Green's I urn to sell came round  There was nary buyer to be found,  And the treasurer kindly did advise .  To hold the block till it. should rise.  As time elapsed they failed to get  ������������������The process from the .sulphm-et.  And ere they solved that fatal doubt'  The blasted ledge had petered out! ' *  The trustees all did abdicate;      "      '    -  Thc.clei'gy preached mini's lost estate ;  The treasurer took a foreign tour :  The widows���������Heaven protect the poor!  Jim Green upon a marble white ���������   '   ������  His name and this, "Dead Jli-nko," diet write ;  Then lav down in an onion-bed,  And pulled the tombstone o'er his head.  9    RAILWAY RATES.  Undoubtedly the prosperity of a very  large section of the Dominion depends  on its people having moderate rates of  freight for the transportation of their  productions. The vast territories in the  North West cannot, advance or become  the homes of .multitudes and the "granary of the world" unless the rates at  which grain can be shipped' from thehi  to the seaboard are, as moderate as  those enjoyed by agricultural communities in the*1 Northwestern States.  For a long time a certain'section of the  Canadian Press lias been', strenuously  insisting that this is not the. case, and  while we have not-seen any satisfactory  testimony produced in -support of those  assertions,, there is no doubt that much  dissatisfaction has been raised and  injury, both to the country and the  business of tlie Canadian Pacific Railway, caused by the/continual and persistent reiteration of the statements of  excessive freight rates. The Dominion  Government has now decided to appoint a Royal Commission to investigate the whole matter, nnd we an*,  therefore.ilikely soon to have an opportunity of knowing whether there is  any real foundation for the 'charges  made against the railway company.  Meanwhile, the* secretaiy of the company has written to the Government  saying that it courts tin* fullest investigation of the subject. It certainly will  be both Lo its credit anel financial  advantage should an impartial tribunal,  like a Royal Commission, decide that  the existing rates are as moderate,,  mutatis mutandis, as-those charged on  the American roads.���������13. C. Commerce.  [Our contemporary seems to be in  ignorance of the discrimination in 0.  T'.R. freight rates right here in this  province. .There is no need'to go so far  afield as the Northwest Territories to  at.cei-L.-iin if the charges brought against  the Canadian Pacific are true or not.  A carload of goods from any eastern  point to Revelstoke has' lo pay the full  freight Lo Vancouver, and the local  charge from Vancouver buck to Revelstoke. in addition. Is not that discrimination ������- Kven down river points have  'easier rate.-, than this town, although  there is the extra work of transferring  Lo steamers and the handling at the  port of landing. A carload of milk  from Truro, Nova, Scotia, can be sent  to Nelson for $100 less than the freight  charges would amount toil' consigned  to Revelstoke, although it has to be  loaded on the,steamer here, taken 100  miles -by water, mi loaded at Kobson  and put on the cars for Nelson, 28 miles  fuitheron. If that is not discrimination we should like Lo know what is.���������  ED.l  OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.1  ROYAL MAIL LINES.  CHEAPEST route to the OLD COUNTRY.  Proposed Sailings from Montreal.  AIJ.AN  LINE.  Sauuinian-      Aug. IS  IvACUnS'lTAN \ug. i>  Parisian-            Sept.  I  DOMINION  LINE.  ToitONTii Vug. IS  VaSCOI'VI'.U Vug.'il  Oiti.ciON     Sept. I  HEAVK.lt  LINE.  IjAKi; IlmtoN Vug. l.">  l.Atfi: O.NTAitto Aug.'.y  \,\k\\ Ni:i-KioN Vug. aa  Cabin $���������!.>, fJO, $fitl. -?70, $-"0 and up������ mil's.  Inli imi-di.itc *nI0; Mccnigi* sK"'.  Piissoiiger-i llckclcil  through  lo  all  prirlsof  (irt-iil Id ii.iiu n-id li'i-l.iiid, ,ind .il  -pi-iiill'* low  rail's lo all pnrl>.ol tlie l-Turnpciu contmi'iit.  Applj lniio.'iii'sl si(Miii--lupiirriiil\va\ ,iti hi.in  I. T. BIIEWSTEK. Agent, Kcvc!������,Io1lc,  or    lo    ItOlllllC'l     \\\   HI',    (illl.     IV-I IIU'I I'   Al-'I'l.  Winnipeg.  BIG BEND.  The Vandall still panning out $100 a  . day.��������� Rich Strike of Free-milling  Gold Ore on McCulloch Creek.���������The  \ Consolation and Last Chance <on the  'point of Re-starting.���������The North  Star putting out Dust.���������Men going-  '   up every day.  A. N. Reaton, one of the partners in  tlie Vandall mine on French Creek,  Big Bend,,arrived down last ��������� Saturday  with a Lag e>f nuggets and coarse gold  valued at 6750. ILe reports tlie mine  as paying handsomely, over s$100 having been taken out in one day, by four  men. Mr. Beaton says : "On our claim  we took out Sii-50 in tlie last two days  before T left, and since spring the total  output* lias been several thousands.  The wing dam onlhe Consolation property, is in, and by' the end of tlie  month they will be drifting again. As  they were on the pay streak when the  flood struck them they will soon be  producing bullion after the old rate of  $100 a day."  H. Nestell is getting out 'lumber for  ahead  tilings  a flume,' and is pushinj.  as fast* as possible.  , Merrick and. Evans are building a  -wheel, etc.,' .and by , the last of the  month will be drifting. Had it not  been'for tlio washout about the time of  high water, French Creek, with its five  prosperous gold mines, would by'this  time be making a most creditable  record. ��������� Another month, at most,, will  see three out of .the five producing the'  yellow metal with an unvarying output  of not less than 6100 a dav each.  'On McCulloch Creek the North Star,  people are still drifting on the old rim,,  and are getting out a little dust.  Tlie Last Chance 'people are getting  ready to work'and in a few days more  will be in active operation, with the  very best chances of good pay.   t,  On tlie Kirkup-Wlialen claim theyi  arc ground sluicing, with six men.'  , Thirtv men are working on  French  Creek/fl on McCulloch Creek and 10,  on Smith Creek.  Charles McLeod ^is doing development work on his quartz claim on tlie  summit of McCulloch Creek. ILe lias  turned up a ledge df free-milling quartz  which, if-it holds out, is ajoonanza.' A  considerable amount of'.the quartz  shows free-milling gold in large quantities, while with a glass gold can be  seen in all the crevices of the ore.  On Smith Creek J. W. JTaskins and  party and Andy Parks and party - are  sinking shafts on to the bedrock, while  the Sol Holden mine is running<- full  blast, the flume having been lepaired.  J times "W. McFarlane is.-; on Gold  Stream. - * ���������>  "Tom Downs and his gang of men are  doing excellent work on the new bridge  across Do wine Creek. This structure  will lie one'of tlie most substantial in  tho district.  Some,, splendid' specimens of free-  milling gold quartz was brought down  by Laforme's pack train on Monday  from two mineral claims localcd by  Harry S. Howard on McCulloch Creek  last week. The gold could be seen in  large patches all over the quartz, and  it was estimated that if the ledge at  all equals the samples shown, the ore  would assay 800,0 to the ton. It was  not necessary to 'use a glass, as tho  gold stood out, encrusted on the ore in  rich clusters. These claims were recorded the "same day by Mr. John  Burke, of the Senate Hotel, who has a  part interest in the claim. One of the  claims is Lhe Monarch, locatorl on the  ] st of 'August at tho head of McCulloch Creek, on Lhe divide between that  creek and Camp Creek, and 'adjoins  the Gold Hill'claim on the north. Tlio  of her claim is the Eureka, located on  the 2nd of August on .the divide between Camp and McCulloch Creeks,  about a mile below the divide between  French and McCulloch Creeks, and adjoins the Panhandle on the east. Both  claims are InOO feet .square. If the  ledges are similar to the, specimens  brought down, Mr. Howard has a bonanza.  .Tulin R. Patterson and F. T. Kcgler  left here on Thursday to prospect in  Big Bend. Tlie latter is an experienced  prospector, being tlie owner and locator  or one or two good galena claims in the  Slocan. Parties are leaving every day  -fur the Bend.  Taking things all round the prospects never looked brighter for the  placer and deep diggings in the Bend,  and .there is'not the least doubt'that  when the effects of the recent floods-.-  which were the most disastrous in living memory���������are overcome, an era of  prosperity will commence in this  already famous gold distiict.  "Word has been received from Caribou  that the Horsefly and Caribou  hydraulic mines had a clean-up this  wec:k. The Horsefly cleaned up  ������LSS0 for 10G hours' woik and the  Cariboo So.100 for 47 hours' work.  ,TW0 MURDERS FOR PALTRY SUMS  OF' MONEY.'  A  most   cold-blooded   nuireler*-was  discovered near Vancouver   on   Mem-  it p  day morning. James MeRory, road  foreman of North Vancouver, last seen  alive on Sunday night, was found dead  in his cabin, horribly, buk-horod, no  less than eight wounds being discovered. He had just drawn three- months'  salary, hut had deposited iir the bank.  "When the body was found,' the coat  wns over the face anel nailed to Llie- bed.  An axe under the bed was covered with  blood. There was $1.05 in docc.'i-se-d'.s  pocket. The buckskin sack in- which  ho carried his money was torn and  empty on (he floor.  An Indian named Squainish Charlie  was ai rested on suspicion. He lias served five years for manslaughter hud is a,  bad Indian. ,By careful inquiry it' was  ascertained that Charlie was seen coming from the direction of the scone, of  the tragedy under the influence of liquor. He protested innocence anel said  the spots of blood on the left side,, of  his trousers and coat wore berry s.tains.  Coroner MoGuigan examined tlie .spots  aiid pronounced them .blood, Jf Charlie j,s guilty the white'man who sold  him liquor may have two men's Jives to  answer for. ���������  "Israel Roy was found dead in his  camp near JUorinville, in Lhe neighborhood of Edmonton, on Saturday afternoon.' ILe had been struck'on Lhe head  wiLh a club and stablled in the region  of the. heai-L. A club with blood onjt  was found near the liody. Roy was  suppose to have a large sum of money,  but it has been ascertained he had  only $10, all of which was taken. ' Two  dollars and his watch wore left," em the  boely.   No arrests have been made as.  z*%:    : __J    ���������   o  ,   "THE PILOT BAY SMELTER.    '���������  . The Northwest Mining Review says :  "Tho smelter at Pilot Bay, B.C., has  been sold by Franklin Farrell to, A: B.  Hendryx, Mr. A. E. Tomlinsou, .superintendent of, tlie Butte smelter, having  closed tho transaction for . Mr. Farrell.  The building of tho smelter was ill-advised and can no.ver be. made "to pay  unlcss Lhe proposed Crow's Nest Pass  railroad or another.passing' tiie same  country is extended tei the Bay,,for the  fluxing ores, coal and iron-are not to be  found'in ��������� the vicinity, anel in consequence must" be had elsewhere."A more  suitable location-for- a smelter would  bo at some convenient point where' -all  kinds of ores could be secured without  long hauls, or, where that is impossible,  at a point where transportation is .afforded at all times.- Nelson, Kaslo,  New Denver, Revelstoke, or Nakusp  would be better smelting points."'  The ,-issossinent in Spokane is de-  eroa.-'ed tin's u-m- by about -si 0,000,000  in respiinse in tiie almost uniwisal  ciaiiMii;  nt pi'upei'l v nwiiei s.  'THE NEW STATE. ',  Now that Utah is made a state: in Lhe.  Union,-Lhe position eif the Mormons  will ho somewhat peculiar, audit will  be interesting (says the London Globe)  to see whether they will be successful  in getting a majority in Lhe State Legislature. Should they elo so the position of affairs will be somewhat strange  ;f they attempt, as they pos-sihly will,  to legalize their peculiar marriage cus-  teims. Poligamy is, of course, forbidden by the laws'of Lhe United States ;  yet the individual states have .exercised so much freedom in the matter of  the marriage laws, that it will be no  easy matter for the Federal Government to insisL upon interfering' with  them in the new state. A curious factor in Lhe case, will probably be that  tho position1 of States' admitted since  the, original foundation of the Bopub-  lie is somewhat peculiar. The original  IS Slates chew up the ('(institution, to  which those since iidmil ted have only  boon permitted to give (heir adhesion,  but/cannot in practice alter. For tiii.S  reason it, has been he*ld by some of the  highest authorities that Lhe ival sovereignty in (be- United Slates lie-sin  that original assembly al. I'liiladolphia  of the l':j States. The tabernacle at Kail  Lake City, Lhe capital of l^tah, is, in  respect of acoustic properties, the most  remarkable place of worship in (lie  world. It is construcled to hold 2o,00()  people, yet it, is possible for a person  standing atone end (o distinctly hear  Lhe'sound of a pin dropped into a hat  at- the other, a test of its curious power  Lo convey sound which is_oll'ered Lo every stranger who is shown over the  the building.  CAN I ORTATN A  I'ATV.XT?     For a  prompt nnswer anel an honest opinion, wrllo lo  1H USN A; CO., who have Inul nuarlvflfly ycriirt'  experience Initio patent UtiMineea. roninnmii-ii-  tlotin Htilf-llv c-onnilpiitliil. A t!-mi!lunik of Information cblic'-iniiiK I'lili-nls unit how lo oil.  t.'iin Uiemaont, fu-e. A loo a eatnlo-juo o[ uicclinn-  Icul and sclentIflc hooks nont lieu.  Patents talien tlirongli Muiin & Co. rceeivn  special not Ice In the Si-iculilic Ainericiiii. ami  Hms aio broiiKlit -vliloly boloralliu pulillcwithout CH-.I (o the- Inventor. 'I'hls rnlcnillit p.'ipr-r,  Issued weoltly. cleganlly 111 list r.ilr il. haaliyf.-ii (hi!  liti-Ki'st riiculiitlou of unv seli-iKllle work In tlio  world,  st; ii vi-ar.   Sjinple copies b(-nl. lieu.  JSull-lliiu l-'d'ltion, moinlily, sS.ViiiM-ai. Slm-lc  copies, 'i-i cents. lively -itnnin'r eonOMiit*. hi- m  lltul pliilcH, in eolciri, fliid --*inlc-L't.'pl'.-i of new  lions-..-, v. ltd plans. c'iiiIiIIiik imlldi'is lot How the  latest ill-signs iiuu -���������' i-uti' ciiiliaelH.   Ad,In -s  Jill INN' .>.- CO., AM u   Voi.-I.*, .'c������f*   "���������  j     i ,-  WEEDS.  Weeds are Lhe only things which  thrive; and seed during such weather  as we have recently had. This country  seems to be the natural home of a\cry  kind of weed, with tho exceptions of  the stinging nettle and the dandy lion.  We have a matweed here* that grows  very rapidly. Jt spreads itself ilat ou  the ground in a circular shape, and its  long aims radiating out from a central  root send out cross shoots which interlace and form a very good imitation'of  a, round doonn.it or a huge spider's  web. It is"no in-o' r.uf/ing weeds in  this "district. They must, be rooted  out when young, or else tin; task'of  keeping the garden clean may just as  well be given up as an  impossible   job.  Mr. A. Maelcay, of the experimental  farm, in .speaking at Cronfcll of the  terrible consequences of allowing the  French weed to thrive in the Territories., said it is oii'������e>f the worst weeds in  the country. That, weed in connection  with dairying, he s-Cys,. would rum tlie  best prospect-!..' it is a stink wood  which will affect the bienlh of a cow so  much that it-will, make the butter  ���������useless'., The weed kills everything beside i ti. _, It will 'kill out grass and all  kinds of grain, and in a very few years  will take entire possession uf the ground.  It seeds unci ripen-.'three'times a'year  even in our-short   ;i*ason. ��������� Videlfe.  Congress has appr.ipriatod ���������-, million  dollars for the extei.iiiii'.i'tioi/ of the  Kussi.uj tumb'.cv.-pod. ',   "  A Nice Way to Treat Canadians.  The siib-co:iiniir,fp(* of the House  Committee on' Immigration and Nat-'  uralizatiou, having charge of tlie bill of  Mr. Lockwood, of New York, for the  necessary and better protection of  American lahftr and enforcement of the  law of domicile, last week reported to  the, full committee favorably. ,Thc bill  forbids entrance into the United States  of subjects of the 'Dominion of Canada  or Mexico whose purposi" is to perform  labor service1 of any kind, and makes  violation of this provision punishable  by a Tine of .$100. or imprisonment for  ninety days, ft also makes it unlawful for anyi master or owner oi any  American vessel plying on the Great  Lakes, the inland lakes or rivers, located in whole or in part within ' the  United States, Lo knowingly employ  on their vessels any'sailor, deck-hanil  or laTioror who is'not a citizen of tho  United Stales, or shall have been per-  .inanentiy domiciled in the United  States for at least six months prior lo  his working. All aliens coming to tlie  United States to pel'orin labor service  of a'ny'kind are to be examined at the  port of entry, and if they do not possess .$75 th"y are not permiLLed Lo land  and all alien miners are required UP  poses-; .$:-50 bofifro they can land. Tho  full eonnnitte'e discussed the bill briefly, but i cached no agreement.   ���������  Cleverly Caught.  Dana Krum, one of the conductors  on the Eric railway, was approached  before train lime by an unknown inan,  who spoke to him as if ho had known  him for yeais. <."[ say, "Dana," saiel he.  "L have forgotten my pass, anel 1 want  to go to Susquehanna. T am a fireman  on the ioad, you know." But the conductor told him he ought Lo have a  pass with him ; it was Lhe safest way.  Pretty soon Dana, came along to collect,  tickets. .Seeing his man. bespoke when  he reached him, " Kay, my friend,  have von the time with you?" " Yes,"'  said lie, "'it is 20 minutes past nine."  "Oh, it is. is il? Now, I!' you don't  show me your paSs or fare. I'll stop i Intra in. There is no .rail way man that I  ever saw who would say '20 iniiiuL'-s  past nine.' Me .would say ���������niiu*-  LwenLv.'"    I Ie settled.  A nice-looking old la'dy, with* a  snowy circle of luce about her lie.ui, -suL  in a Wnbash-nvomie oar tho other day,  and drew up her -skirts nervously, list  the cataract of tobacco juice that w.ts  pouring from .tlie.inoiil hs of two loafers licit her should deluge thorn.  " Conductor,'' she asked timidly, when ,  he came in, /'isn't it against, the rules '  to spit on the floor of (lie ear'I'" " .No.  ma'am," replied the gallant conductor,  '��������� KpiL wherever you like."  A warded  Highest   Honors���������World's   Knir  MOST PERFECT  MADE.  A pure Gr.ipc Crenm of Tnrt.tr Powder.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.  y\C) YEARS  rilli .STANDARD  W. A. TOWKLT,  MINING AND ItEAL ESTATE BROKER.  " NELSON,  B. C.  LiircJoau & Slocan Ppospects Wanted  ���������sJlijSfe  NOTICE.  '"YTOTICE is hereby given, that a sit-  J.'i ting of the County Court will be.  boldeii ,-tt, i'evol.slnko, IJ.tJ., on Tliui-s  (lay, iIn- Hilh day of August, A.D'  LSfil, at 1') o'clock in (lie forenoon.  .1. ICIBKUP.  Begislrar County Court.  Bevelstoke, Jun<*7l,h, LS!M.,. ,  1 '*^~dk  - i-is-jM-cbi-*'  Steamer ARROW  TOWN WHARFJEVELSTOKE;  Mondays and Tliimlays at 8 a.m.  ���������roil���������  Hail's  Landing-,   Thomson's' Landing;,  Hot Springs'and Nakusp.  ���������    POWER OF THE HUMAN EYE:      ,  -Result or Subduing a Cast-iron'Bulldog.  A family druggist in North , Chicago  happened ,t,o look up froimthe tub of"  fruit syrup ho was compounding, and  was astonished to see tlie shattered  wreck of a man enter and throw itself  upon the floor. The wreck was in an  awful condition, bleeding, like. Col.  Glared Bozarris, at every vein.  '"'.VhaK in the name of Sir Walter  Scott hns'hi'ppenod to^you?" cried the  druggist. '.  "Dour a few cpiarLs of arnica on me,"  responded tho ' wearily, " and I'll Loll  you.'' ' r  ' l^he druggist stitched him   up and,  soaked  him  hi  his hoaliiig-lhiids and  Ii--*1 o".ied for Lhe story.,,*'  "] live  on  CI if Lin i  avenue," said Lhe  wreck.' ' "I" have lately been reading up",  on "lion tamto-s, and 1 came Lo the conclusion that the human eye would-suli--  'due any beast that walks. . 1 tried it ou  all the animals in the neighborhood und ,  it seemed lo work all  right.   For two  or three weeks L wontarouud subduing  tilings with my eye.    Then   i   got into,  an  argument with a neighbor on the  question.    ILe bold that a, really iierce  animal did not care a red  cent for the  human eye.    1 oll'ered  to  bet $10'that,  he couldn't produce an  animal  that.T  ceiuld not conquer by looking at."  "L can guess the rest," said Lhe druggist; "he trotted out, a big mastiff with  a month as big as the ai ctic regions,  and you tried br subdue it, and it  wouldn't subdue to amount to anything; and in the grand symposium that  followed, the dog tried to make a record,  at plain and fancy chewing and succeeded." "   ,  *' That sounds reasonable enough,"  replied ihe wreck wearily, " but it  wasn't the way it happened. My neighbor took me inLo a strange yard hyr  moonlight and asked me to hypnotize  a big sorrel bulldog that was sitting on  the '.porch. Several, strangers wore  there to see the, experiment, anel I went.  ' to work. 1 stared into the orbs of the  beast for ]."> minutes, and it,'didn't seem  Lo move a muscle; then, to show that  was thoroughly subdued I went up and  put my hand on it-- iioad. it was a oasf-  ii-Mii bull do;.-;, and was subdued when it  first (.-line from the foundry. While  the r-|)(-.--t-iiois were laughing 1 sailed  info my neighbor, deie-rniineel to whip  hiiii all around the block and up and  down (he alley, and you see the result.  I wi-'h that you would pour a pint of  oil of sassafras down my iWL-k.��������� C'/iicago  Tribune.  Two Ways of Gelling There.  The- following c.-iio. which has  recently occuried, may convey a useful  bint lo candidates for I bo army. A'and  P> went up together for Woolwich. A  passed, JI was plucked. H joined the  militia, and eventually got an artillery  commission by that route-. A went  thiougb hi-, course at Woolwich, and  on receiving his commission went out  lo Malta. There he found 13 in the  same corps as his superior oiTicor. So  the l.i'-L shall be first, and the first last.  ._ Wesleriidiidrpcndeui.  When a Western editor is in a hurry,  he doesii,t waste words by saying "It  rained.'' lie simply writes: "After  many da\s of arid dossieation. the  vapoury captain- inai-shalled their  thundering hosts, and poured out upon  scorching humanity and Lhe thoroughly incinerator! vegetation a few inches  of' iiijiki /i/iiri/di*.  I-'ora l.iree glass of Docring ������v ?.lnr-  sl i\ind'-. L.iger call at  I lie I"ninli ilo'i-l- PaGEM>.  THE KOOTEJSAY MAJL.  Zbe Ikoofenas nftail  SUBSCRIPTION.  lN'V.MlIAiy.Y IN' .MIV.VXCK.    '  One Yi-nr ...'..:' : S*-' no  Siv Montli.s .., ' '.     1 (Kl  Three Mouth.-,    0 ���������"���������(>  ADVERTISING RATES.  One Inch, j-er monlli  -. 1 SO  Two Irn-lie.-*. per month    - (Kl  Sis        .',".'.    (>'������>  Siiee-i:il,eoiarac.i������for largo ail vert it-cine-iiu*.  All hill* for advertising due the IsL of.ciu-li  month.  Quack and cure-all ���������ulverti-.cmentsnot \Minted.  The JJju. is ]������'Int>-d every .-sHinrday, Morning  for the ilevulstokc 1'i'iiitiiig & I'uWisliiiii? Co.  LiiniU-cl, hy  ' 0. W. NORTHEV, '  M-tiniffcr & Kilitor.  To whom all cn-uimum-nth-iix hliould be  addre.-s-ed.  SATURDAY. AUGUST 11, 189-1.  THINGS SAID AND DONE ABOUT  .   , TOWN.  [llV' UIOOKNKS.]        ,  (Continued from page 4.)   '  I " "��������� ,  . What a state the roads have been in  j- from the dry weather. The wheels of  j vehicles have ground the dust, as tine  ' as flour, if not quite so 'white, and this  | powder, lies to the depth of several  1 indies, so that pedestrians have to plod  i along ankle-deep and a vehicle presents  1 the appearance oi a moving cloud of  I dust.    And when the wind blows, just  GOLD AND SILVER EXTRACTION.  Tuk 'I'rooiiire is generally one of the ,  most accurate  and   careful of our exchanges, but. even that most commend-,,  ���������;ihie journal   is  sometimes caught, nap- ,  ', ping.     In its mining column last week j  ''it gives the Nakusp Ledge credit for an I  article which originated  in  this paper,  and from wliich.it. was  clipped   by the  Ledge the previous week.    Now as the  Province exchanges with   the .Mail, it  certainly received the copy which contained the article in question���������a reixirt  a false bed-  imagine the beauty of the -scene. If  there were a water, system here, the  streets could be sprinkled nt a trifling  cost. There would be a great saving  of'clothes, to say nothing of the merchandise and fruit exposed for sale.  One of the merchants at the station  wont up the mountain this week tolhid  a good stream of water, for the purpose of piping it down to his store, so  as to be able to at Lach a hose for sprinkling the street, washing the stoie 'windows and for fire'extinguishing purposes, but the nearest stream was that  which flows by Mr. Tapping's premises.  of gold being found below  rock on Lardeau river.     Of course we  are only too pleased to have our mining  , news get a good position in the columns ;  "of our city contemporaries, but as it  so often occurs that, our articles are  credited to other papers, we take this  "opportunity of pointing out to Brer  Province that it would be' more considerate to look through the exchanges  as they arrive. A reputation for correctness and carefulness' is- > a great  thing for any journal to possess, but it  mav very easily be lost.  REVELSTOKE FIRE BRIGADE.  The regular monthlv meeting of the .  Fire Brigade was held on Tuesday eve- I be said to be up to the average  Since I commenced'writing, the welcome rain has come���������and' gone���������and  oh, what a relief. It has been a thorough, good soaking rain, and the gardens are already 'beginning1'to show the  effects of such a shower bath as they  have not'Vxpericnccd for the whole  summer. Cabbages are behind, but  will have plenty of time to catch up.  now. Cauliflower are very late,'the  head only just appearing in advanced  specimens. Potatoes, despite the long  drouth, a're'a fairly good crop. Turnips arc small, and likely to remain so.  Peas are. shlive]led up .and gone, the  vines being yellow and almost lifeless  for want of moisture. Beaus are also  1 a failure.   Carrots and other roots may  FIow-  .niiig m  the Fire   Hall.    Chief W. M.  Brown occupied the chair.  The question of removing the hall to  a more suitable location occupied the  attention of the meeting for , a considerable time. The whole matter was  finally referred to a committee composed' of .Messrs.' Cowan, Woodrow,  Stone and John Abrahamson, who will  report on a suitable site at the next  meeting.  There was considerable discussion on  the ways and means of raising the necessary "funds to meet the ,payments  which will fall due in the near "future,  and also ^for tlie purchase of several appliances wliieh are necessary to  thoroughly equip the'brigade. Many  suggestions were made, but the one  which' tiie members took most kindly  to was that of holding some sort of entertainment,'and when a motion to  that effect was put there was not a dissenting voice.1-- - ,   v  A committee, consisting (if Messrs.  .Barber, . Ooursier, Woodrow, ' Wells,  Sutherland anil Ablin,<was appointed.  Tlie"'Brigade'realized handsomely on  the previous entertainment, and there  is no reason to doubt that with an energetic committee, such as the one appointed at last Tuesday's meeting, any  entertainment which they may organize will be an unqualified success. The  secretary was insti-nciedto see to -the  purchase of ladders, hooks and pails.  It was also decided to enforce the  penalties prescribed by the by-laws,  in the case of those members who absent themselves from the regular meetings without sufficient cause.  Messrs. T. Cadmnn, J. P. Sutherland  iind K. Picard were elected members.  HAVE RESERVED THIS SPACE.  THE GASSEL GOLD EXTRACTING COMPANY (LIMITED) OF GLASGOW  (The MacArthur-Forrest Cyanide Process)      <-  Is prepared to negotiate with Mine-owners and others for the Extraction' of the  above Metals" from > the most Refractory Ores, and to Treat and ,  0 ' Report on Samples, up to one ton in weight, sent to its  , EXPERIMENTAL WORKS, VANCOUVER, B.C.  All communications to lie addressed to the Superintendent���������  W. PELLEW, HARVEY, Assay and Mining Offices, Vancouver.  (All kinds of Analytical Assay and Mining Wopk undertaken.)  Revelstoke Lumber Co.  Manufacturers of all kinds of  ROUGH & CLEAR FINISHING LUMBER.  MOULDINGS OF ALL KINDS,  ,     .,.,'  SHINGLES   AND    LATHS.  that opens^a branch here will have all  the business,,.not' only of Revelstoke,  but of the great mining and ranching  country tributary to ifc.  Revising- the Dominion   Voters' List. -  Thei-evising ofiieers'of the Dominion '  voters'list iii"'JJi itis'.i Columbia aie:��������� 1  Yale, Cariboo and Kootenay districts��������� !  Judge Walkeni. Kamloops.   Victoria��������� '  15. Wooton.   Vancouver Island district -  ���������Judge ('reuse.    Burrard district���������H. '  W. Armstrong^  barrister,   Vancouver.  "Westminster���������Wm.   Gray,    barrister, i  New "Westminster.    Instructions to all  revising officers  have  been   sent   out  from tlie State   department,   and  the |  work of revision  will  soon be  under  way. ' - '  A Simple Method of Saving Fine Gold.,;  An Austialian mining journal is responsible for the following   story;    A  miiiPr who was obtaining line guld by  sluicing,  was   asked how lie saved it.  He replied  that he employed the coin-'  moii amalgamation' process, but used a ;  novel and ingenious retort for the purpose--.  "After amalgamating with quick-.  silver   T get a potato," said the miner,  ''cut off one end, and scoop out a ca\-  ily  in  it   large enough to take my ball  of amalgam.      I   next   take  a  spade or '  piece  iif flat  ii'nii. and place thai over  the iirc. and then upon thai  1 place the ,  potato   with  the- cut side   down.     As  the amalgam nets hot. the silver evaporates mid   gi'cs  all   through   the   potato,  but   it "can't   get   through    the   skin.  When it yets i-nol, I have my gold button  on  the spade and my .sihur all in  globules, in  the  potato.     F break that  piitalci -up under water, and T have all  niv silver.  Mr. Mara said the other day, in- conversation'with one of our citizens/that  he   thought ��������� the Mail was '-'down on  him."   Not so, Mr. Mara.   It has merely been "down" on your neglect of this  particular portion of your  constituency.   What have you .done for  Revelstoke 'in all the years you have  repre-  serited.it in the.Dominion House, until  very recently ?   But I   must  say   you  have shown great improvement during  the past few months, and I will not.be  mean enough to say that the near', approach of ,a general election  haso been  the cause of vour activity. Your effort  to get mining machinery brought into  West Kootenay free of duty, deserves  our thanks.   Your work in connection  with the river bank was not overlooked here.   The fact'of ybur"obtaining a  post office for TroutLake City, will not  be forgotten by the niinei-s of the Lardeau.   But���������there, is a ' big   but���������why  did you not strive ages ago for the  removal of the   main   cause   that  kept  Revelstoke in the gutter for eight long  years ?v It has been said that the steamboat company's 26   acres   would   have  been adversely affected by   the   settlement of the   dispute.   Why   did   you  wait until the river carried away some  of the most valuable land in the town-'  site before you got the Government' to  see that it was their duty to   protect,  not-only the   property   they   claimed,  I but also the property of^ citizens , who  bought their land from the   Dominion  j Government, anel paid for it   in   hard  j cash?   Again, compare   the action of ;  distance. ! the Provincial and the Dominian Gov-  and   the j ernments in regard to the railway belt.  a bridge,  the land  i they claim? They sold many lots - in  | Revelstoke, though, and kept the mon-  ',ey. .Mr. .Mara may rest assured .that  . the'-MAiL Is not ''down on him," but as  a public servant his actions were open  ' to criticism, sometimes adversely.  ers have stood the drouth better than  the vegetables, but have been badly  punished. Of the berry crop rasps are  still plentiful, but owing' to" the bush  fires are very scarce in the immediate  neighborhood. Pails brought in by  Chinamen can be bought for six bits  and one dollar.' Blueberries have been  exceptionally large,- but are getting very scarce on account of the bushes being burnt up. The rain brings some  hope of a supply.of potatoes, cabbages, turnips "and carrots for the winter,  which, had the drouth continued a  short time longer, would have been impossible. ' -. '  - + * -- ,  -         -       *       .  I was very much surprised this week  at some information 1 received regarding the maimer in which the C. P. R.(  discriminates against Revelstoke. Paper and printers' supplies are laid down  at Nakusp considerably, cheaper than  nt Revelstoke, although" there is- the  addition of GO miles by steamboat and  two more handlings. The Nakusp  Ledge can obtain its paper, either from  Spokane, Toronto or Winnipeg, at a  cheaper rate than the Kootenay Mail.  | A Revelstoke firm made enquiries as  to the freight,rate on a car of condensed milk from Truro, Nova Scotia, and  found that it would cost them exactly  .���������jiLOO more than it costs to carry a carload of the same milk'from the same  place to Nelson, notwithstanding the  extra handling and further  A carload contains 40(1   cases.  diirer,ence in the f rcieht rate is 25 cents ��������� Has the latter built a trail oi  a case in favor of Nelson. A carload ! or even made a footpath on  of merchandise is carried from any  eastern point te*> Vancouver (77 cents  per 100 His. cheaper than to Rt-velstoke,"  although the cli-.tanoe is :-jsV) miles* fur-,  thor. If a Royal Pom-Mission is needed to adjust the V. P. R.'-s freight rates  in the Northwest, surt-iy it is" nee-ded  here.  I have some irood news* for- the Revelstoke public this week. The event is  a momentous on'" in'the hi-tory of rtiis  town. Ir is jio le-s a fuel th.Jii lhat titles to lots here cm li" ivg-.-ic-red I I  have seen a letter fisiiu lhe deputy-reg-  istrar ireuera! at Victoria, written ton  Rev-'lstokinn who Iind sent tin- (K-e-d-,  of a lot on the smeller estate for registry. The let ti-r was sliui-l, but of vital  importance. It s,-ij(| : '��������� [).-ar S'r. ���������  Vour de-'d- an- placed on i-eijisfi y.  RegisU-ntii>!l f,.,. <sj (Kl." So the lung-  wisbed-Jiir has .it |a-f come to p;i������,s.  Last year th.- same geiiticmaii sent the .  deeds io Victoria for registration, hut  bud them returned with th--intimation .  Since T wrote last week' concerning  the electric flighting of this town, I  have had a talk with a man who knows  a good deal alxiut the subject: He fells  me it would be better to put in a large  plant at the start, as a small plant to  experiment with would be an entire  wast-- of money,  town grew lar^ei  as a Canuck at least. But what a tittering audience we had. They laughed  in the wrong place. When the scene  being enacted before them was most  affecting, when tears should have held  sway, some omadhoun would start a-  gigling and' others of the same ilk  would, take up the strain and the  whole pathetic effect was turned into  the ludicrous. When Cy Stebhins  took the mortgage out of- his pocket  and handed it to Jean it was not a time  for laughter, yet laugh a great many  did. And when Jean said " It must be  paid, Cy," and asks what he will do,  and Cy answers, " Well,' there's the  poor house,",, it was, real enough to  draw tears instead of the idiotic laughter that went up from a large portion  of the' audience. This sort of people  spoil the enjoyment of those whose  souls are tuned to a more sensitive  chord. I suppose it is no lise berating  them, as they really'cannot understand the finer sentiments. They go  to the theatre to laugh and laugh they  'will, hut Ir should fancy such plays as  i'-Muldoon's Picnic " would be more in  their line. ,  , i   * -it-  Frank LoCasto, the barber, looked,  with longing eyes on the long hair displayed by the Yankee farmer. It  really wanted cutting .very badly, and a  scissors in the hands of our skilful ton-  sbrial artist would have had a delightful half hour perambulating among the  elfin locks of the homely Zeebedee.  The company's scenery is non est for  the time being, but they have several  trunks full of costumes wigs, etc., and  the get-up last night was so creditable  that the absence' of scenery Was not  noticed. Mrs. Stebbins was a very  young old woman, and what I took  notice of Was the fact that she looked  prettier as Mrs. Stebbins, than as the  hired girl. G l ey hair and rosy cheeks  make an attractive combination. ,In  fact, I think grey hair is nearly always  becoming to a ' woman, whether old or  -young. Jim Hogan's voice sounded a  little unnatural, hut as the actoi was  using Jim Hpgan's voice, and not his  own, it was overlooked by the audience.  Jean Baptiste Cadeau and Cy Stebbins  put me in mind of Josh Whitcomhe  and Cy Prime in the "Old Homestead."  I forget now who took the part of Josh  Whitcomhe when I.saw the play, but  I don't think  it was McKee Rankin,  THE CENTRAL HOTEL  . ��������� ,    ��������� ABRAHAMSON' BROS.,  Pkopietoim.  First-class Table.      G-ood  Telephone.  FIEE-PEOOJ   S^IFIE  <> ,  ,     ,������ REVELSTOKE  STATION, B.C.  Conveniently,,situated between, Railroad Depot and Steamboat Landing.  Best Table in the Interior.  FIRE-PROOF    SAFE  Strictly First-Class.1  free:   'bus.  Rates, $1.50 and $2.00 per Day.  H. A. BROWN, PropV.  ��������� who, I believe, is at his best in the  As the needs of the ��������� "Danites." Miss Patrice O'Neill's face  and a .larger   plant t iin<l figure  seemed -strangely  familiar  Stockholm House.  .JOHN STONE, Proprietor.       ��������� --      '���������      ���������..*���������,  '1     ..-"-������������������"'   '      * -      " <        ":���������"���������",.  The Dining Room is furnished with the best the  Market affords.   ^  X '- 0 X . ���������  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.     '  If you want to reach the People in the North..  ���������   Riding of, West Kootenay  The** Kootenay'���������*��������� "Mail.  The Mail,is published in Revelstoke, which is the coming city  of this rich mining- district.  O  'Q  was needed, the one in use would have ; to me,  ro be thrown aside in its entiretv.    N(  but 1 could not locale her.  ������������������orlion of it could be utilized, and the j No'appeal lias been made from the  expense of purr-ha-dng a new and larg- j conviction of Caserio, the assassian of  er (mlfit would be just as great as if ive j  that the- whole losvnsile was "register-  ed in the   name  of A. S.  Karwell, and I  until that name was removed no or.ber ;  could be placed on the registry in   connection with lots in Kevolstoke." What .  has happened i*    fs Far-well's name    removed;*'    If so, the "dispute"  must be'  Hearing its end.    Whatever the cause,  the elTect is clear���������Lot owners   in    this  Caesario to bis mother i town can now register theii titles   like '  ''    It is reported that Caesario's mother :  has asked Madame C.'irnot not to intercede   for   hor son.     A  letter has l-een I  published from  in which . lie 'asks: ''What riiu.st you  think of nie'f" and adds, -'you cannot  think 1 am mi assassin. If I committed  this* act it was simply because I was  tired of looking on such an infamous  world.  A despatch from Buenos Ayres says  that   Judge Salts, of  the federal court  lias   granted   the  extradition of.fal-eic  Spencer   Balfour, the  wmtral figure in  ,the Liberator Building Society frauds.  The statistical abstract this year will  ��������� show the population.of  the two   sexes  ,to be  as follows :     Ontario,    in    I8H1,  /)08 men to,every 191 women:     lu the  whole of Canada* in LSSI, 006   men to  .-104 women, and   io   180 I,'509'men to  494  vrijlti'.'li.  freemen in other parts of the Dominion. Now we want a registry ofTioe  right here.  had Iki plant at all. Therefore, we shall  li.ive lo wait for the electric light until  the town is wealthy enough to purchase a tolerably large plant at tho outset. This may not Ik- so far off as some  imagine  There is a laugh on ,-e iowr town  butcher.who lost a sheep carcass last  Thursday. lie had lightened his load  at the hill, on his way to the Arrow,  placing Ihe carcass in what he thought  safety, but on, his return it was iro.ne.  There was* an ������xrir>'f! butcher on the  r mil for some time until at last he discovered his miising property, and,none  too soon. A f.iraging party from the  tennis court had marie the find, and  had enn-ied it back   in   great  glee, ������rjd  I am'told that as soon  I the earlv-monung   players   were  conns the dispute] ,    : . "   * , lrnured.  ,    ,, ,              ,      , .              ! te.mplnting   n   roast   when   the  owner       J'  is settled, we mall have a   banking   es  tablishmenf in   this   town.    In   these  te.mplfiting  arrived.  days of r.ipid changes, when a town  will emerge from ils chrysalis state into a full-fledged soarerin a few months,  a bank is a necessity. Our business  men are often hampered in their transactions by the want of money at a irio-  ���������h  McKee  President Carnot.     His execution will  take place probably within two weeks.  The License Commissioners of Hamilton, Ontario, are  cutting off  twenty  saloon and  tavern-keepers, and depriving ten grocers of their  liquor licenses.  Sandow, the professional strong man,  was married last Wednesday at Manchester   to  Miss Blanche  Brooks, the  daughter of a Manchester photographer.  The Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition  j was a decided success   this year.    The  ) attendance during   the   four days was  I 32,000, eipnil to al-out'20 per   cent, of  ' the entire.jiopulation of the   province.  |      The Calt   branch   of   the  old Croat  I Western   Railway      was   ojMiiied    for  I traffic   40   years   ago,   ,-iiiei   during nil  these years not a   passenger   has been  killed   on   the   line   ol'  even   seriously  /nent's notice, and a. banking ax-count  two or three-', hundred miles away is  sometimes of little use. Now that the.  'dispute is in a fair way of settlement,  if not already   .settled, the   first-, bank  I went U> see McPCee Rankin last-  night and came '.iwny,,with the idea  that h<> is a great actor. Ifis presentation of Ihe gr-fat, burly, soft-hearted,  yet remarkably astute Canuck was a  grand conception. His ' ���������merriment  when things Went lovely,, bis .pathos  when his emotions wore, worked upon,  arid his grief when disaster touched  Hi in, were all sublime ro.'i.liyAtions.  Yes, McKee  Kunkiii is- a great Actor   The Keewatin Water Power Company expect to furnish pow<;r for Winnipeg establishments over electric wires  from their new dam. The curient will  have to be transmittcrl <iver 140 miles  of wire.  Tt is, reported that the .British govern merit, has instructed the commander  of the .British couiser Mohawk To. act  in accord with tliyv,U. S. authorities at  BluefH-ld.s, and to refrain, from inter;  fe.rence except' (/>''protect British subjects and to maintain trt-aty rights  REVELSTOKE-  IS SITUATED AT THE HEAD OF NAVIGATION  ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER,  1 i  1"      ��������� AND     ���������  IS THE SUPPLY POINT  FOR '    '"  Big Bend  Illecillewaet  Fish Creek  HalFs Landing  Thomson's Landing  Trout Lake City  Lardeau  Evansport  Nakusp  Fire Valley, ete.  "b o o o o o 6~o o o o o o o o  IF YOU WANT  JOB PRINTING IN FIRST-GLASS STYLE  AND  AT   HONEST   PRICES   ;.'-   I  Try THE "KOOTENAY MAIL." THE KOOTEiNAV MAIL  I'AOE 3.  TT1TD  ALSQ  FULL STOCK  OF  helf and heavy Hardware, Stoyes,  Tinware, Paints, Oils.  ���������������������������OS55C5S  O OOSSOOOOOOCCOC  -TAILORING AND DRESSMAKING ME IN LATEST STYLES-  H.   N.   COURSIER.  LOCAL ITEMS.  *-      <f    *-.    .  Doering & Mai-strand's Iced Lager on  draught at the Union Hotel.  Mr. Thomas Richardson, of Jllecille-  waet, had a cow killed on the track there  last week. ' ' "  There is talk of building a parsonage  , on the recently cleared grounds of the  Methodist church.        , )Jfi  The express from the west on Tuesday was about 14 hours late,, owing to  a stoppage of traffic at Notch' Hill.  Miss Lindsay, of Fort "William, arrived in town last Saturday,, and is staying with Mr. and" Mrs. McKay.  Bourne Bros, have   received   a   con-,  sign'meht' of  apples,., pears,   peaches,  plums and apricots. - (,  A consignment of delicious pears-  luscious, ripe and large���������has just been  opened at F. B. Wells'.  '"Mr.:Frank Bourne,- of Bourne Bros.'  Nakusp   and   New   Denver ��������� establishments, is in town on a business trip. -  James Kirkup, who has' been  doing  duty as provincial policeman,  No. 2,  left last Thursday to work on the Trout  ��������� Lake wagon road.  Acting Gold Commissioner Goepel  arrived from the west on Tuesday, and  went down the river on.ithe Lytton  yesterday. .    '  Services will'be held in the_Presbyterian church to-morrow at 7.30 p.m.  Rev. C..* T. Baylis, pastor. < Sunday-  school in the ch-ireh at 2.30.  '  Judge Spinks will hold a'sitting of  the County Court here on Thursday  next. The docket will bo a very light  one. ' k,-  Mr. R. Simpson has made a new road  for himself to the sawmill. He cut it  down the hill back of Plummer's board-,  ing house.  Miss Maude Maguire, of Salmon Arm,  Miss Mabel Thomson, of Thomson's  Landing, and the Misses Hobbs, of  Donald, are visiting friends in town.  The. C.P.R. Co. has been having development work done on their mining  claims in the Lardeau. The-'property  lies south-east of Trout Lake anel was  located by J. \V. llaskins.  A young people's party was given by  Mr. and Sirs. Thos. Lewis on Wednesday night, in honor of Miss Hobbs, of  Donald, who is on a visit. A veiy pleasant evening was spent in games and  pastimes, there being about 16 present.  . Rev. C. A. Procunier left, last evening for Enderby to take part in- the  anniversary services of the Methodist  Church there on Sunday and Monday,  and preach the atiniveisary sermon.  He will return on Tuesday. . Service in  the Methodist Church here will be conducted, as usual to-morrow.  The Vernon Neivs says thatGenelle's  sawmill will he moved from Tappen Siding to Sicamous this fall, and that another mill will probably be located at  Enderby. It is a pity that forest fires  have destroyed so much valuable tim-'  ber in the neighborhood of the C. P. R.  between here and Sicamous.  Jack McDonald owner of two galena  claims on the Glengarry group up Fish  Creek, came up on Wednesday with  some specimens from his claims. The  samples were assayed by Mr. A. H.  Holdich and went 1,000 ozs. silver to  the ton. The ore also carries considerable copper and a percentage of gold.  Magistrate Fraser had a case on at  Illeeillewaet .on Wednesday. The  charge was that of threatening and disturbing the peace, and S. Anderson and  Mr. Fowler were plaintiff and defendant respectively. After hearing the evidence, the, magistrate dismissed the  case with costs to the* plaintiff.  , The Winnipeg Commercial eclipses  all its former efforts in the shape of a  supplement this year. The supplement  received last week is called the "Panoramic Supplement," and it well deserves  -the name, containing no less than 120  photo-gravuie panoramic views of plaices-ana towns along the C. P. R. from  .' Port Arthur to Victoria, B. C. To particularize, would take about a column,,  but the Rocky 'Mountain views are excellent. A splendid -work, got up in  masterful style, the letter press being  clear and full of information. Wo believe it is the, best of its kind ever published in the Dominion.  ���������Mrs. Bickcrton will shortly leave  for Montreal in order to undergo an  operation.  ' .Thos. McMahon, foreman -of a C. P.  R. extra gang, met with a painful accident at Mountain Creek last, Monday.  While alighting from a train he stepped on a'piece of timber, which rolled  with him and resulted in fracturing  tlie small hones of one ankle. lie was  taken to New Westminster for treatment. , -  . Hon. Wllfried Laurier, accompanied  bv several prominent politicians, will-  visit B. C. next month. Madame Laurier and Miss Davies will also be members of the party. .They will stop off  at Banff, aiid the Liberal leader is expected to speak' at ��������� Kamloops, Vernon  and other interior towns. Why'not  get up a reception committee here and  make an effort to get Mr.'Laurier to  address a Revelstoke meeting?  Mr. Clarence B. Hume has been ap-'  pointed postmaster at Trout Lake City.  The Postmaster-General has decided, to  establish an office in that coming town,  which is almost in the centre of the  rich,Lardeau mining district. The office-will be started jn working order as  soon as P. O. Inspector Fletcher can  make the arrangements. Mr. Mara is  to he congratulated on (loing something for the district at last.        o  Mr. John McTa'vish, brother of James  McTavish, who was killed,by falling  from the Twin Butte trestle while repairing the work destroyed by the  floods, two months ago, has been in  town some days settling up his brother's estate, of which he is the administrator. He came all the way from  Michigan, and leaves this morning feu-  Ontario, where his parents reside. All  claims against deceased should be sent  to the administrator without delay.  See advt. in this issue.  Mr. "McLean, father of Dr. McLean,  who lias been residing here with his  son for over a-year, leaves Revelstoke  next Thursday for his home in the east.  He will spend a great deal of time on the  homeward trip, expecting to arrive in  Ontario about Christmas, fie intends  going first to the coast, thence to San  Francisco and other places in California. . Taking'the Southern Pacific he  will go to Salt Lake City and Denver,  where he will put in some months with  old friends. Mr. McLean is greatly  pleased with Revelstoke, and says he  has benefitted very much from our  mountain climate. He will come back  heie at no distant date.  Mr. Win. McKenzie returned this  week from Galena Bay, which he had  not seen since the great flood of two  months ago. He found his ranch there  in a state' of utter devastation. Two  houses in which had been stored utensils, tools, building material, etc., etc.,  were entirely gone with .every thing  thev contained". Not a vestige of the  houses or their contents were left, and  the places where they stood WL're hurried under driftwood iind could scarcely bo located. A body of valuable timber which he thought much of, had  been swept down by a cyclone a quarter of a mile wide, and the wreckage  was piled twenty feet deep on the land  where the forest had been standing.  After all, Mr. McKeir/ie will not give  up the place, as he believes the railroad  tlown the Arrow Lake will come that  way. Sam Hill, whose ranch adjoins  and suffered badly, is working on the  Trout Lake wagon road.  The Burned Steamer Columbia.  Mr. .1. A. Mara. M. P., returned on Monday  from tlio lower Kootenay on the Lytton.  Speaking of tlie burning of tho stcanier Colombia he said that the fire had originated in the  crew's quarters, and it was thought that one of  the deckhands had gono asleep with a burning  pipe In hia pocket. Tlie fire spread .so rapidly  that those aboard bad barely time to escape  with such clothing as could be grabbed in their  haste. The tire was discovered about 1.30 a.m..  and in ten minutes the vessel was a total wreck  and what was loft unburiicd of her now lies  under eight feet of water. As the boilers were  heavily coated with abestos it is thought they  will still be of use, otherwise the steamer is a  toUiI loss, save for an insurance of Slo.OOO.  Among the passengers who sulfered through  loss of baggage were Misses Imandt and Maxwell, the lady, correspondents of the Dundee  Courier, who lost alniost alt the notes. of their  trip as well as some money.  1 This year's harvest in Manitoba will  he -'earlier than for many years past.  It is believed that the average will be  20 bushels to the acre.  DEMAND FOR SILVER.      '  * London advices indicate an increasing demand for Mexican dollars in Chinese and Japanese trade, with prospects of a rush in the  white metal business. If necessary the mints  throughout Mexico will double their forces to  supplv tlie demand. The International and  Mortgage Hunk has declared a provisional dividend for the current calendar of 3 per cent.    '  The war between China and Japan caused a  sharp demand to appenr for Mexican dollars  and gave a stimulus to the Loudon silver market. The movement, however, was short lived,  and at the close of the week quotations were a  trilte lower, i Silver prices���������London, July 27th;  28 11-llid ; New York, IS*.  MeKee Bankin-at Revelstoke.  " Last night Revelstokians had a treat  in the appearance here of the McKee  Rankin company in the celebrated play'  of ".The Canuck." It was a matter of'  great surprise that such stars as McKee Rankin and Miss Jeffreys Lewis ���������!  should condescend to peforni in a small !  mountain town, but it appears the  company are bound for San'Francisco,  and owing to, the great railroad strike  in the States they were unable to get  through on any of the 'American lines.  Consequently they came by way of the  Canadian Pacific. They- determined  to take in 'as much of the country as  possible'and enjoy their trip westward,  and as their scenery and effects had  gone via the "American route, they had  only a few trunks of personal effects to  bother about." They went as far north  as Edmonton, pkiyed one night at  Golden, reached town last evening, and  performed in Peterson's Hall to a fair-  sized,audience. Tlie. piece put on tlie  boards was Mr. Rankin's own French-  Canadian drama,- ���������'The1 Canuck," and  the acting quite realized the expectations of the audience. As Jean Bap-1  tiste Cade.iux Mr. Rankin moved the  house to tears or laughter at his will,  and his great reputation was fully sustained. Miss Jeffreys Lewis, as Hester  Keene, although she had comparatively  little to do, did her part to "perfection,  her full, rounded figure and handsome  face creating a favorable impression  ���������find a'belief that she was capable of  greater things. To-night's play will  show Miss Lewis at, her best, it being  her stock piece. " Forget-Me-Not "  had a run of 112 consecutive nights in  New York, and a treat is in store for  those who attend to-night. Mr. Geo.  T. Ulmer, as Cy Stebbins, was first-  class, out-and-out. The character is  somewhat similar to that of Cv. Prime  in 'I The Old Homestead," to which  "The 'Canuck ",'bears a tolerable resemblance. Mr. Ulmer die! the part of  a Vermont farmer to perfection, and  his get-up was without a flaw. Tom  Stebbins, by Mr. 'Coulter Brinker, wan  rather a difficult part in which to get  a good showing, but he pleased the  audience. Mr. LL Levian, as Zeebedee  Hawley, hit it off in good style and.  created a considerable part of the hilarity which at times convulsed not only  the boys, but the more staid portion of  the audience. Jim Hogan was a little  too nonchalent and the assumed voice  marred the part quite a little. Arch-  ange, Jean's daughter, as played by  Miss Patrice O'Neill, while not soaring  to any great height, was very pleasing,  and .the. song she sang to her father  was sweetly rendered, aiid listened to  with rapt attention.: Mrs. Stebbins,  by Miss.Beth' Ross, was in some portions cleverly portrayed, albeit the face  was much too youthful for the silvery  h/air.   ���������   ,' ...   " x. ���������',-.   ���������  To-night the company will produce  Miss Jeffrey 'Lewis' play .'.' Forget-Me-  Not," and it is hoped the 'townspeople/  will not miss a treat that may hot fall  to their lot for a long time to come.  CORRESPONDENCE.  ' [aDDUESSKD   TO    THE     KDITOK.]  The Editor cannot be responsible for the opinions  expressed by correspondents.  Will Damage Kellie, if True. '  <' <ji       , ���������  ,',' DBAn Sin,���������AVill you give me space  in your paper for a few lines in regard  to lhe Big Bend trail ? ' I was foreman  on the upper portion of the trail this  spring aiid was left in' charge of the  Downie Creek bridge, which was partly  completed when'the late political contest < came oft'. By some 'means the  powers that be found out, tli.it I voted  for Mr. Brown; the Opposition candidate. After the election Mr. Downs  was sent up in charge, and to finish the  bridge.,.-No intimation, either written  or verbal, was sent me that my services  were .no longer wanted on government  work. So I took the hint and came  down. Now I consider that a very  mean, dirty way of telling a man to  "Get out; you voted for Brown." No  one but a small-minded person would  do so. The acting Government Agent  refuses to divulge the name of the party;  so 1 must lay the belame on Mr. Kellie,  as he is the one most interested. I  don't mind the few days'"work that I  lose,'but it is the way it was done, for  giving an old friend a lift.  Mr. Kellie is, and has been, virtually  superintendent of trails for the past  two years. Mr. Ross works according  to instructions; he would not do one  such a, mean turn. The Davie Government have established a very bad pre-,  cedent in allowing our member to  manipulate the appropriations for the1'  district. It is not done in any other  part of B. C. that I am aware of ; if it  is it should' bo stopped, or it will ��������������������������� make  trouble. Self-interest influences Mr.  Kellie in.distributing these funds!' Mr.  Brown got many a stab in the back all  owing to the expenditure on trails before election day. ���������  Monuments of his folly can be seen  on Fish Creek mountain and Lardeau  City. He has evidently left that part  of the district for new fields, anel is  now  C  the Big Bend to see what the miners  there rei-uiied, siinplv because he is  not interested. A bridge is much needed across Gold Stream at Laforme's  ferry, and another at the mouth of  Gold Stream to Smith Cieek ; and I  venture to say he does not know where  those places are. "But a bridge was  built across French Creek to the Consolation mine where a big log did duty  for years���������all done to influence votes.  1 must say the Davie Government have  been very liberal with their money this  year, which I sincerely hope they will  continue to be in the tuture. But 1 consider them a little extravagant in having two superintendents for trails. I  would like to know how much salary  Mr. Kellie gets. Mr. Ross should be  the one to look after all work. It would  be done better and be more satisfactory to all parts of the district.'  The miners of North Kootenay .will  have to put up with Kellie rule for another four years. * However, there will  a day come when he will get balled out.  I will endeavor to be around then, to  put a nail in his coffin.���������Yours truly,  Wm. MoKknziis.  Revelstoke, August 10, 181)1.  A COKHKCTION*.  In a communication published in last  week's  Mail re smelters, from A. II. Holdich, the word  "assayers," in tlie tenth line from tho boltom,-  should real "managers."��������� Hi). '  iow digging pot holes somewhere   up  Jarne's Creek.   He h*is never  been to  The Vancouver Murder.  The Si-uaniisli Indian, Charley, aliax  Alec, arrested on suspicion of .having  murdered James McRorie, at Vancou-  ver, last Sunday, has confessed that he  killed deceased with an axe, which he  found under the bed on which McRorie  was sleeping. Charley said' he wiis  very drunk, having consumed a bottle  of: whiskey on his way from the North  Arm cannery to Vancouver. The ..man  who ' supplied- the. Indian with the  whiskey. William Kay, has been--apprehended.  ��������� The Oriental War.',."  Both China and Japan will Respect the  Treaty Ports!���������Li .Hung Chang still  ��������� without his Yellow Jackets���������, New  Cruisers for the Japs.���������$3,-500,000  Indemnity for the 'Kow Chung affair.  ���������Great Britain Neutral.  If it is true that' the Siamese 'have  sold to the Chinese 00,000 muskets tit  the modest' price of Lid. apiece, the  news will be received-with no little  satisfaction in Japan. ' These venerable  weapons; now more than half a century  old, would do, much greater damage to  the men ��������� who stood .beliind them  than to those who faced them. It  seeins, however, that the Bangkok  Government has very intelligently ells-  posed of this lumber in order that it  may fall into the hands of the Chinese  pirates infesting their frontiers. The  transaction, however, is quite.in accordance with the methods of the fai East..  Some years ago the Chinese had a good  deal of trouble with , the so-called  savages in North Formosa. The rebel  chiefs sent a message to'"the commit tiding officer of the imperial forces stating  that their ammunition was exhausted,'  and unless he would sell them supplies  the struggle must come to an*end. The  polite and business-like Chinaman  promptly listened to the appeal, and  generously furnished his adversaries  with the sinews of war at a remunerative figure.���������Pall Mall Gazette.  'Sir-Edward Grey, under secretary of  the foreign office, says that Japan had  promised not to attack Shanghai, and  China thereupon pledged herself not to  obstruct the approaches to that port.  In response to another question Sir  Edward said he did not know at present  whether or not coal would be contraband of war.  The Shanghai correspondent of the  Times telegraphs : " Li Hung Chang  expects that England will claim compensation for the relatives of the Kow  Chung victims and for the owners of  the vessel and cargo. He estimates  tho indemnity due China for the sinking of the Kow Chung nt Sj'V-tXl.OOO.'' '  A despatch to the Central News  from Tientsin says : "Li Hung Chang  continues to direct the war preparations of the Chinese. To-day he reviewed the newly arrived troops. The  absence of his yellow jacket was the  subject of much remark."  Two fiist ��������� vessels left England on  Saturday flying the Spanish flag.  Another will follow in a few days.  These three vessels are partly fitted out  as cruisers, and will bo transferred on  the high seas to the Jaiiane.se government. All munitions of war now loading for both China and Japan clear  under Spanish or Portuguese flags,  i  Tlie British dispatch boat Alacrity  has taken (,,'apf. Glasworthy with companions on board. They 1-ad l*een held  as prisoners at SasoUo, but upon the  demand of the British authoritijs for  their release were surrendered.  It. Japan, it is said, there has ..Rvays  exisi'-d a great deal of hud feel ing with  .China. It might be by -weight of numbers the latter would wear the the Japanese out, but the latter are. splendid  fighters; well equipped and well armed  with a rifle invented- by tlie Japanese,  as good as that used , in the European  armie'. Tlie ironclads are- well manned  and armed, and some of-tiie'-'vessels  were built Vy tlie great Armstrong  works.* They have a regular force of.  lOO.t.VO'iuen,' which could be readily  ���������doubled.. '    ..,.''-���������' i .'  ��������� The Japanese ambassador in London  lias   j-c/x-jved   tin;   following despatch  from Tokio:���������," General Oshima, commander of the troops in Corea, reports  that after severe fighting from 3 to 8  a.m., on July 20, he won a decisive  victory over the Chinese, army entrenched at Kashan. Every entrenchment was taken, and more* than 500  out of the 2,800 Chine*se troops were  killed and'wounded. Our casualties  wore five officers and 70 men killed and  wounded. ,The uneury disappeared and  fled toward tho Hong Chow, intending,,  ������������������perhaps, to.avail themselves of the1  Corean boats. In the vicinity of Gen-  Siin our troops captured many flags, .  much ammunition and' four, guns.  Gen. Oshima eventually' established"  his headquarters at Kashan.'\ ���������  The French fleet iii the east hasbeen*  oideied to the seat of war.     ,, ,   ���������  The Japanese legation' lit Washington has received an official de������tailed report of the sinking of the Chinese  transport, which shows that'the Japanese acted only, after tho Chinese  man-of-war, Chi Yuen, displayed ii  whitelflag above the Japanese ensign. '  which constitutes a most unpardonable  insult in naval warfare. - --  The London official Gazette contains  a proclamation notifying British subjects of the existence of war between  China and Japan, and declaring Great  Britain's neutrality. Lord Kimberley,  secretary for foreign, affairs, has ad-,  dressed a letter to the various government offices, detailing the neutrality  rules'that are,to lie observed.. These  rules become operative in the. United  Kingdom on August 12,'and in the colonies and other British possessions a  week after they have been published in  the local papers.  A Yokohama dispatch says that the  Chinese have been defeated by the Jap- ,  ancse at Soikman, with a loss of 50Q  killed and many wounded. The Chinese fled towards Koshiu. The Japan?  ese loss is trifling. The occupatiou of  Yasliah by the Japanese is confirmed.  There is much excitement at Yokohama over the recent victories.of .the Japanese. .At Tokio the excitement is iiu  tense and feeling is running high. ChL  neso will lie permitted to reside in Jap*  an provided they do not participate in  any warlike movement. Officials of the  Japanese legation iu Loudon think the  despatch from Yokohama reporting the  capture of Seikinau, refers to the battle of July2wtb.  China insists upon retaining her suzerainty rights over Korea. She was *  willing to negotiate with reference to  reforms, but since the sinking of the  Kow Sluing a settlement is considered  improbable.  A D.MINISTRATOirS NOTICE.  In the Matter of the Estate of James  McTavish (Deceased).  "VTOTIOE is hereby given that all per-  J_\ sons having any claim against  the estate of James McTavish, late of  Revelstoke, West Kootenay, in the  Province of British Columbia, carpenter, deceased, who died on or about the  tenth day of June. IS04, are hereby required on or before the tenth diiy of  October, l&'M, to send by post prepaid  to the undersigneel, John McTavish,  administrator of the said estate, the  full particulars of their claims, a state-  inentof their accounts and the nature  of the securities (if any) held by them,  : After the said tenth day of October,  1894, tlie said administrator will proceed to distribute the assets of the said  estate among the parties euiilled  .thereto, having regard only to the  claims of which notice shali''then have  been received.  ..   Dated this 8th day of August, 189L  .    .'JOHN'McTAVISH,  , Meade post office, Michigan, U.S.A-,  Adiuiiiis/rutor* P.-vGE 4.  THE KOOTENAY .MAIL.  THINGS SAID AND DONE ABOUT  TOWN.  [j!Y   IHOOKXKS.] '      ���������  The present year has been one of in-'  ' tense anxiety to the' dwellers in this  portion of the, province. The fall of  snow last winter was exceptional. The  lu-at in the spring and early summer  was exceptional, and as a consequence  the rise of the river and tribuLiry  ��������� streams was exceptional. After the  devastation causeel by the floods Intel  been somowhatnmeliornted, the drouth  began f-o get in its work. Bush fires  started up in various parts of the surrounding limber, nnd as the beat, and  dryness continued givat danger arose,  from the tinder-like condition of, fallen  logs and' underbrush, of the whole  town being swcjit away whenever f he  wind blew towards the town, as there  was fire in the bush on all sides but the  rivei. On two or three occasions the  fire-has been so threatening that people began to prepare to pack their belongings previous to quitting their  place of abode, which, for all they  knew; might be a heap of ashes within  an hour; fortunately, though, when  some had almost given up hoping, the  , wind had changed and carried the army  of fire-fiends in anotherdirection. Good  luck alone saved the town. ,  ,. i. *        * ,,  i *  Now, if our citizens do licit take a  lesson to themselves from the, recent  ' experiences, why all I can say is that  we -ire no better than a community' of  fools.', What are the lessons we should  apply in this-case? Well, first of all  our'fire-waidens should not confine  their attention to .stovepipes ahine, but  should see that every householder kept  his premises in such n condition that in  ' case of an outbreak of fire there would  he no'difficulty in getting'at it.    There  ' is a house on Frontstieet. belonging to  Mr. John Cranston, which is a certain  fire-trap. The rear portion of the building fell in long   ago, and   the   timbers  ' have been allowed to stand in the position in which they fell, piled loosely  and in exactly the manner that one  ' ��������� would fake to build a bonfire. A spark  dropped anvwhere in this pile would  s(,-irt a conflagration that would be dif-  ' licult to extinguish at such a time as  this.  .1 Another dangerous feature is the immense mass of rotting cedar logs and  'stumps which have been allowed to lie,  ever since the town has bail an existence, on lots back of the main streets.  There are tons of this inhbish������������������ now-  dry as matchwood���������lying close to buildings in the rear of Front street. Ancient trees stretch their .length0 along  the ground just as they fell years ago,!  added to .which arc the accumulations  of all those years, in the shape of old  planks, withered branches, empty barrels, etc.,,etc. All this the fire-wardens  should Like upon themselves to look  after and order its removal. . In a town  like this, these nccuniulations'of combustible matter offer the greatest menace to the safety of the buildings.  * i  \ *���������    * v  Another source, of danger from fire  is the blocking of most of the alleys  by fences and buildings. Should an  outbreak occur in the rear, as it most  usually does,'the building would be  consumed long before these obstructions could be removed.    It, is absolute-  0  ly  necessary in   a  well-ordered   town  that all si roots and lanes should bo kept,  ' open and free for the passage of vehicles. It seems the height of folly to  spend money on a fire ' engine, and til-  low the town to drag along in the condition it was in its primitive days.  Make it compulsory for (-very owner to  clean up his lot, whet hoi-he has a building on it or not. Let. the alleys bo cleared and no more buildings allowed in,  . the streets. We shall not then be so  much at the niere-y of bush fires, and  the engine can be fake-n to the spot before the fire has'got beyond Control, in  ���������  case the outbreak occurs in the rear.  The greatest of al! danger from bush  fires is the fact thai *-'(> much of the  townsite is overgrown with brushwood. ' Speculators who' bought lot-  witli tin- intention of holding I Item for  si rise, are the greatest oli'i'iidei-s in Ibis  respect. Our ow n uie'ii'ier in I lie I>n-  miiiion House i-, I am sorry lo -.iy,  one of those who holds -.ev-t-.iI unclear-  '"ed lots here. Another geiith man lut-.*--  ly c-oilliecled wit b I he wili-ll'-i' has 111  lot-v ill the town, several of them with  a fine growth of lives and bushes .still  on them- Of conr-e, not being a municipality,  no   power   rests   uiih   the  town to compel these people lo clear  off their lots, bill the safety of the  whole demands I hat these few should'  -do .something to lessen the danger that,  arises every .summer. Let them c-iii-  ploy a few men to cut down the brush.  The expense would inn, be very great.  and tlie increase in the value of their  property would more than repay the  outlay. 1 hope the fire-wardens will  not, let this matter sleep.  *     ���������*���������  When did the health officer for the  district make his last inspection ? There  are many crying nuisances in the  town, many loud-smelling r Ic-scLs, and  not a few piggeries which repel (lie olfactory nerves even a considetable- distance away. Fortunately w e ha ve been  free from fevers and kindred diseases  during the hot days we have passed  through, but it does not follow thai we  shall continue to have a similar iiiiniii-  T'.ity from epidemics all through flic-  summer aiid .fa 1.1. . ' .  '..   (Continucdon page. .1.)   ���������������������������  O  VAN  WHOLESALE DEALER IN  WINES, LIQUORS AND  CICARS.  BBTBL'STOKB,     B.C  ���������ILKIEE   &o  E3 f i LjS.  POST-OFFICE STORE.  "Gents'- 'Furnishings,  e ��������� butchers;  WHOLESALE o AND  RETAIL  PURVEYORS OF HIGH-GLASS MEATS.  -:o:  EVELSTOKE, B.C.   -:o:���������  ALL ORDERS IN OUR LINE WILL BE PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  JWJJUJJClfr*** ^WTMC���������BBM  THOSE WHO USED  TANGLEFOOT FLY PAPER  For the Fly Pest lasl-ycar will be glacTto learn that it can,-be  Procured again this Season at , ,     "  THE    REVELSTOKE   PHARMACY.'  "������������������'' . THE' SEASON FOR      ,  SB/ ROOT   BEER   ,\  Is again at hand. ��������� 25 cts. makes f> gallons.     ,  NEW STOCK OP PERFUMES, SOAPS, TOOTH AND KAIR BRUSHES, ETC.  B     B ' I��������� *  -   NOTARY   PUBLIC1-   -   REVELSTOKE, B.C.      ���������  Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Commission Agent.  FIRE,  LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE.  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting- & Trading Syndicate.  -:o:-  - AGENT FOR THE FOLLOWING TOWNSTTES;  TROUT-LAKE CITY, EVANSPOUT,, KASLO CITY AND NAKUSP.,  o o o o o o o o o o o o o u o o o.o n co o o o  DEALER   IN  BEE?, PORK, MUTTON, ETC.  ..FISH AND OYSTERS IN SEASON. ./WBM>���������������.  'SUCCESSOR 'TO  THE WESTERN MILLING. COT. (LTD.)  'rETELSTOKB   BSA1TOH.  'FLOUR  SHORTS  BRAN-  OATS ,      ,  FKLD \YH FAT  HAY  '!��������� KUITS, and VI  DEALER IN '  ROLLED O.  ,    '        OOKN MKA  '     FACON  '  BUTTER  ���������:at        foos  ' potatoes  A TILLS of aii  VTS  f,  \:  wltlll-  M  And TOILET ARTICLES of every description.  Specialty  o        K.  DEALERS IE. GENERAL  FUSE AND CAPS  JOWETT STEEL, BAR AND FLAT IRON ALL SIZES.  5TOB.ES   AT  ^ OK ALL   k   a i\j  ^r'hHto  p. i  r" YOUR CUSTOM SOLICITED.  Q  Aprcnt. for   Wntcrous Engine Company.  fipel'j-'-'t '.V-ij-on Company  The natural terminus of the wagon  road about tofoe constructed from  Arrow Lakg to Trout .bake City,  thereby tapping" the famous Lar-.  deau mining* district. ;  BUY  FVAXSPOKT   LOTrS, becnus-: they an; for ��������� :i> -"!   .-'I  ''  moderate prices that when the rise- in tlv-ir v;il'." OAk h :i.i"-,i .  come) Likes place;, ihe pro 111. on your  in-, c -.'meiu v. ill  be pro ,  portionaic-ly '^v-aI.  BUY   XOW. bcanise it is not inLei-rlefi j,,  offer  ;h'-/-   Lo; ,  ;ii  their pn-sen;: low price for  ion^", .'inr!   you   rp;iy ,i- m" !l bene;,!  by the rise  in prices. ' ��������� ,  Lots from $25 to 3100.  '���������'T.-L.' HAIfe Be-Felstoke,'B,���������.v - '  o  o o o o' o b o p o'"0 o o o o o ooooooooooo-oo,oooooo.o-oo  We have a complete stock of PAINTS, ready  mixed and ground in oil. , Dry -Paints, "White Lead  in 12 1-2, 25 and 50 lb. Irons. Raw and Boiled linseed Oil. ��������� Walmit, Oak, Cherry and Mahog-any  Stains. Fireproof Paint for Roofs, &c. Carriage,  Furniture and Elastic Oak Varnish. Copal, Japan  Dryers, &c, &c. - -  ', - .," "���������'''", ;  L^ '      ' ' ,* " "   .        ~���������;���������;���������:0:���������:������:���������; ,   " " ' - \. '  WINBOYf &LASS ANY SIZE UP TO 86x48.  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  silver-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.  ECAUSE 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  -P 4-V  ���������������������������-���������-N-v  or tne townsree.  Price of Lots   Corners, 3150;   Insides, $100.  MM'LY TO H. ASHBY & Co., Kaslo, or  Pis       ^%.  .p^A    ������ 4, ^W"  xites  ausir  o


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