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 4  ' it&f a^-W3  /^  si  Jw f  I,  Vol. 1.���������No. 20.  REVELSTOKE, ��������� WEST KOOTENAY,- B.C., AUGUST, 25, 1894.  $2.00 a Year.  To Miners aiid Prospectors.  It is our desire lo have tlie Mail known for  nml wide as a rclialjle A 1 mining paper. To  this end we ask the hei]) of all prospectors and  mining men who lmve tho iiuerot. of the North  liidinjr of West, Kootenay ai heart. It i-? in  your power to give us very material help by  hentlini; in scraps of inim'pg news whit li would  otherwise remain unpublished. Every item, no,  matter how trivial it may appear to you, will be  acceptable. If >ou have no pen, write with a  pencil; if no paper, just lick it down on a piece  uf birch bark. Jf you .ire our, of stamps send it,  all tlie wuiic, we'll attend to that. Nevermind  grainm.'ilical compositions, (lowing language, or  elegant,handwriting, just -.end'us the fact-  well do the rest. Wo ask only one  not exaggerate.  i.hing:  Do  Kootenay' Lodge  No. 15 A.F.&A.M.  WEST KOOTENAI'S  ONLY  The regular meet ings  aro held in the Masonic Teuiple.Uournc'j  Hall,   Oo   the   third  .__ liu inlay' ih   each  tirrjmonth   at    S   p.   in.  *��������� ,Vi-,iiing   ,bi*cl lii'un  n comi.iliy welcomed.  C. II. TKMI,*,K. Si-ciim \ky.  A. B. H. COCHRANE,  NOTAHV' PUBLICO  GENERAL   AGENT  OFFICE���������-W^-l-lYFI-GUY BARBEK^  REVEt.S70KK* K.C.  A.   jV:C:nE*L.,  BA3WER SHOP AZTO 1H&.VIZ EC-HRT,  -?-������������������������������������-- FrunC idireob, Kevoisu'ke.  am now oiiViinsr fi ������n-iviv<r ik'hef-; for  $I.U0.    2l;iircm foi* 'ITx.     And  a bath lot* 2oo.      , ,  . ' W. A. JOWETT, .  MINING AND REAL ESTATT.  NELSON, B. C.  SMELTER.    ������,  ' A MINING MOVE IN B. C.    -  News has been received of ,a  move  that will,bo of great interest to nil who  have    mining    investments     in    the  Kootonay country,     Severn!   leading  business men of British Columbia, have  .���������joined forces with eastern  Ar-icricuis  in the, promotion  of one of the most  extensive .schemes known to the history  of this rich mineral region., For if long  time it lias been known that one of the  chief reasons for the comparnt ive standstill  in  this section   is   the excessive  tariff that all ores c:omii;g  out of its  ijiines have been made to .suffer. Owing  ,<o a combiiifiii-m of in;ule< junto, trans-"  porta tion ;n (he  inimedi.ue 'vicinity of  the mines, the king hauls necessary to  convev the products lo (he smelters on  tlie A mo i ican side, and  the tax at the  line, only  high  grade, ore's   could   be  handled  lo any advantage or profit.  This necessarily left a. huge number of  valuable medium and lo(\v grade properties idle on the handhof (.he owners.  But Amcvioan enterprise was  not long  to be biuHorl by  such difficulties,  and'  the solution of the problem  appears to  have been  reached.   A.s  the result of  the oll'orU* of Andrew B. llendvvx of  "other business concerns. He tlias been  mnyoi^of Victoria and president of the  British Columbia Board of, Trade, and  holds to-day a foremost' position as,a  progressive commercial 'man. Mr.  Joshua ������>avies, who lias tlie.handling  of the busine������.s in Victoria, is well-  known as a man of sound business in-  tegrity and ability, and there is not a,  name on the list but belongs to a man  ���������who is known to make a success of  whatever he undertakes.���������Canadian  Engineer.  GENERAL NEWS.     '  New   ITavo.ii.  Davis,   of  Conn.,  and-Mr,  'B.C.,  a  Josh oa  Lardeau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.  ���������    GUY   BARBER, -  WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  Repairing Neatly &. Promptly Executed.  .REVELSTOKE, B. C.  J. K. .WILSONS CO.,  BOOT AND SHOEMAKERS/,  ���������   FRONT STREET, REVELSTOKE"*-  (One door west of Courthouse.)'  REPAIRS NEATIA*  & PROMPTLY DOXE.  -   _r������ICKS ^ODHKATE.  . 3L- .A.. ZFERZETZ,'  BUILDER. -  Will figure on., all kinds, of  Buildings ; all kinds of House,  Store and Ojfice Furniture repaired or made, to order; all  kinds of Shopwork in viy x'line  neatly and promptly executed by  skilled and experienced hand,.  .   , ���������     FURNITURE,  Doors, Sashes & Blinds,  R. HOWSON,  REVELSTOKE.  COFFINS CARRIED IN STOCK.  AGENT FOlt SIN'GKIl SEWING  MACHINES.  General Blacksmith.  GEORGE" TERRYBERRY,  " REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Repairs to Wagons, &c. '  Shoeing a Specialty.  Steamer ARROW  TOWH WHARF, REVELSTOKE,  Mondays and Thupdays at 8 a.m.  - ro it-  Hall's   Landing*,   Thomson's  Landing,  Hot Springs and Nakusp.  "t'llK  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO   AND   FHOM  All Eastern Points.  Throupfh KiiNtOltissSlcoiiini; Car-. <intl Tourist  SleeiiinK Cars lo St. i'aul, Aluntrcaland Toronlo  williuuLclinnKu.  REVELSTOKE.VTIME TABLE.  Atlantic Kvjiiv'hi .11 n v.,s li):ln d.u'K.  r.icilli; " "        1-,-ui   "  Kor full  iiifoi'in.'ilkiii  as lo l.tlt-s, nine, oie.  apply to  I. T.   ni-cw.slci*,  Kevelslolte.  Ayenl  GKO. Mel,. HI.'OW'N,  J'Hikl P.i  .-.iir1, 1   "ii'i nl.  \'.m. un \i t,  Victoria, UJ.U.,  a oo!n[.any  has been  former!  Lo  bo kiiov.ii"as Lhe  Kooleir.iy   7\l;ning   and   ShielLfir   Co.,  KSOK3r:   with a puid-np capital "oi*   $2,250,000,  which   lias   boon   subscribed   in   New  Haven, Minneapolis, anil Victoria. B.C.  K.W. Jluirick. a Minneapolis capitalist,  is th������ pu-bicient of the'new company ;  II. P. Rithet,  of Victoria, li.G., is tlie  viee-proMiient.   and Joshua Davis, 13.  Crow Baker,  W. IL Ellis, Vv'. P. Say-  ,ward. W. J. Mac.-uilay, Jaincs0ITutc"he-  son anil Ileiully Chapman, all 01, whom  rank  high   in   the   busfciosb circle^ of  Brili.-sli Columbia, aro associated  with  them  in the enterprise.   Pilot Bay is  the geographical centre of the Kootenay  country, commanding 011 t.he one hand  .the  rich Slocan  with  its "high ,grade  silver-lead ores, and on  Uio other the  coppoiysilver and lead of Ainsworth  and Nelson, with all their intermediate  points.   At Pilot Bay, and owned by  the company, i.s the Blue Bell mine, one  of .the--largest' and most valuable do-  posits of fluxing ores in America.  Such  is the   favorable   location   which , the  company has selected as the base of  their operations.  Tho plantas designed  will accommodate four stacks, each of  100 tons capacity.    Seven  large buildings have already been -completed for  -the works and three others are under  way.   Over 200 tons of the most modei n  machinery   has   been received arid is  now being pub into place, while several  carloads more are on the way from the  east.    The   plant   will   be    the    most  modern and complete that money can  buy.     Extensive   wharves' are   being  erected along tho water front, and apparatus will be placed for the   handling of ores in large quantities!  Tho works will be in operation before  tho first of October next, with one "100-  ton Mack in full blast/ for the reduci.irm  of silver-lead ores. The three other  stacks will be added as' fast as the district develops, and it is designed to give  the treatment of copper ores tho same  attention as lead ores. In fact all ores  that can be handled 10 profit and"ad7  vantage will be purchased and treated  by the pompany.  In addition to the smelter proper, the  woi'kb wilT include a 800-ton sampling  plant, a 200-ton concentrator, a refinery  capable of treating all the bullion produced, and the finest; laboratory and  assay office in the west.  The new works'will create a demand  for the now unused volume of medium  grade ores of Kootenay, thus greatly  increasing the extent arid profit, of all  operations in the vicinity. Tho company does not propose to stop with the  product.iou'of bullion,'and its separation into base and precious metals.  Works wil! be established for the  manufacture of pig lead into while  lead, hlirol lead, lead pipe, elc, and an  attempt will be made to Mipply Canada  and the Orient wiLh lead aud lead  products.  There can be no doubt but that the  scheme will go ahead all right. U*'--i'*i  Uendryx and Ilcrric-k are pionei *.s of  the British Columbia, mining icgimis  con! aincdwithin theXonl enay count 1 y.  Mr. 11 en dry x is th-? founder of the  AndrewB. Uendryx Co. of Sow Haven,  Conn., whose goods are well-known on  both tside-5 of the Atlantic. He is a  practical and i>u(*ce.-.->ful mechanic and  busiii".-.-? man, and nndei hi- nuxn.ige-  ment the works will be skilfully handled. 14. P. Rithet, the vice-president, is  British Col um bin's leading bu-ines<  man. Ile is at the head of the firm of  R. I*. Rithet & Co.. Victoria, and  Welch it Co. of San Fr.mci-eo, is  largely interested in Iho .suirar trade of  the Sandwich Inlands ,md China, ha.s  exlciishe .steamboat intcre-l.-. own*  the Kndcrhy llniir mill-, and l.nm*  wh.n-.Os. ,it Victuria, i- inteii-ted in  inula 1 it.^    1 nl''i ni I--!'-.,   and     b.'-     .t'l  Phns have been prepared for a mining laboratory 10 be* established in Ottawa at a cost of 82,500. , "   y  J [. JI. S. Royal Arthur returned to  EsquimaU,, on Sunday. Her departure  from Vancouver was somewhat hurried owiny to t.he discovery of a case  of measles' cm board.'  Toronto had five incendiary fires on  Monday. The most serious was in the'  afternoon at the corner of Bay and  Slelinda streets where frame stores occupied by Messrs. Ferguson, builder :'  Ameh, tailor; and Hunker, stamp maker, were burned ; loss y7,00'05 insur-,  anco one half.    '   ' ,  A ilauohester man has invented a  self-acting coupler, which he claims  will couple any number of cars in as  many second*. Tlie uncoupling can be"  done as fast as a man cau walk fiom  ono end of the train to another. The  present system of chains remains unaltered, and there'is said to be no danger of accidental uncoupling.  -The'receipts of the Ii,ic]ielicu & Ontario Navigation Company to tlie end  of July this year showed .an inciease  of over fo 1,000 over the figures of last  year. Tho revenue from tlie Sagu'onay  route alone has been nearly dou bio that  of last year. Things have seemed to'  take an upward turn with this. compa-'  113- from the moment the management  was assumed by Ivlv. Giluersleeve. ��������� "  The Ontario Buieau of'Min'es'has  ordered a diamond drill to be used* in  the exploration for(fchc minerals in the  mineral 'lands of the province. TheY  drill, which will have boring "capacity  of froiii 1200 to 1500 feet, with a core  of 13-16 inches in 'diameter, is being  manufactured by the Sullivan machine  company of Chicago, and Olaremont*  ST. .11. The engine and pump will be  secured in Canada.  The'total -catch of seal skins by  American iind British vessels to Au-  "gust Gyi is 63,GG4. Since the list was  made, a number of vessels have arrived at Vancouver with .a larger catcli  than appears in the list. It i.s said,  however, that the figures of last year  cannot be overcome, as there is a difference of over 10,000. In consequence  interested parties are holding out fur  better prices than are how offered.  The Memrameoel:, 5T."3?., gold mine,  about which such great things have  been prophesied during the past few  months, has turned out a ������������������fizzle," and  the feelings of those who had out mo-  i "*���������  ney info the venture may be imagined.  Tlie average of the dozens of samples  which were assayed at the time tlie  new company- was formed showed ti result equal to something over ��������� $3.00 of  gold to the ton. Later assays, made  on the material wo2"ked by means of  the new machinery recently purchased  with the aid of the investors' money,  show a,result of something like 2 cents  to the ton. Whether the mine was  salted, or whether the first , samples  were taken from a narrow vein of good  ore, which subsequent operations lune  left untouched, is a question yet fo bo  settled by the indignant shareholders.  GOLD IN WESTEM "AUSTRALIA  BEATS EVEN BIG BEND.  ' Stories of wonderful gold discoveries  in Western Australia have  been confirmed 'this  week  by an official  dispatch.    Details of the 'principal  find  near Coolgardie reached London some  days ago.   A party of six wore returning from an unsuccessful prospecting  four on May Sth.   When in camp one  night they separated to test and examine the neighborhood.1   A man named  JMills came  across   one   of   the   large  "blows" eharacteri.s'tic of the'country.  lie was astonished on rubbing his hand  across a.protruding piece of stone to  see gold standing out prominently.  lie  knocked a large piece off the  boulder  and at his feet lay a magnificent; specimen literally studded with gold, while  before him,  dazzling his eyes, wa.s a  magnificent reel; of almost pure gold, a  fortune in itself''  ilills took several of  the pieces, and after covering the reef  with earth found his companions.   The  next morning they staked off 25 acres,  and the'adjoining blocks at each end  wore taken up.  One man went Lo town  and bought a "dolly,"'the largest he.  could procure.   Irboue day they dollied  1,000 ox., andcin a short'time they had  nearly $100,00!) worth of ore. t On June  23rd Ihey packed if. in n, cart and  Landed the treasure cit the Union Bank. The  manager weighed LI16 go'd and it^ turned the scales at 42<il)   ounces.   A   few  days after this the   discovery   became  public.   One lump has been*taken from  the reef containing more gold than ore.  It weighed 210 pounds   and   is   worth  $20,000.   Of course, there is   immense  excitement in the region and many other discoveries are reported,' but there is  unlikely to be anything   left for   late  coiners.        ,   i1 ' '  WEST KOOTENAY ORE FOB  SWANSEA SMELTERS.  W. PELLEW HARVEY BUYING  FOR  VIVIAN ���������& SONS.  " PREHISTORIC1 FOOTPRINTS.   .  Peculiar Marks Found on, a Block in a  Texas Canyon.  ANOTHER   BIG .STRIKE   STARTED.  Nuw England the Battle Ground.  Xearly 11,000 operatives in New Bedford. Jlass., went out on strike Ja.st  Monday morning. The machinery of  but oof tile 27 mills in the city is in  motion, and it is thought these mills  will 5-0011 shut (lnv.il with the other-.  Secret a ry Boss, of the Spinners' Union,  says that Lhe members of his union  have lined up for a long struggle.  The strike promises Lo be. IhemoM  important which has ever occurred in  the textile industry in Mas.saehuseLI-.  Manufacturers will have to fight perfectly organized unions, .some of which  are fairly wealthy : notably the Spinners* Union, which has a fund aggregating at lc-at-t $yo,0o0.  A Private Newspaper.  An  English  paper say." :   Very few  people, even in  England, ore. awart of  t.he   fact   that thero   is a  nev, spap'T  printed and published  in   London   ot  which not a single  copy i-;  offered  for  sale.    lb appeals on no book.st.iIK falls  I into the hands of noi.a .single newsboy.  ��������� and t'ie r>hop<s and ne^sagents'linow it  i noi.    The' pap"i-   i< ierred    lo   is    the  ; Hnn'riiij Ti'l.'ifi'tipli. whirh is prod in ed  1 by (lie prnn;ii'1oi's   of  the   fhti);/ Trli-  ip'apli. wilh t l:.i\ iewnf pi-rvi'iil ing the  ' issuing of an -V.\ .���������uiug'l'rh gtaph/'nini  , liu".;-. (.1 *. ii.ijuc u ire 1: the owners  !U'.  In the Palo Duro canyon,-Texas, the  hacking away of a large piece of alluvial earth has recently revealed a singular trace of prehistoric life.   This consists of the unmistakable trail of some  large   animal going   over  the ��������� rocks,  followed by another, probably of the  human kind, or at any rate of a gigantic specimen of the ape.   That it is the  former   is   the   more    likely,   as   the  monkey tribe, cxccjit in the smallest  families, is not found on this continent  or in South America.  The first animal,'  judging from the marks it left on the  then impressionable rock, was of the,  reptile family, for its tail, soft > underneath,   though   weighed   with, scales  sufficiently to make it heavy enough to'  make it drag an inch and a-half deep,  made a broad,' smooth trench, while  tho claws by which it assisted itself  were of the true alligator type���������webbed  between. These claws were nearly five  inches long,  and   were   evidently  intended to aid the creature in climbing  on   land,   as   its    webbed   membrane  served it for swimming in water.  But more curious are the marks of  the animal which pursued it. These  are of two hands, nearly three times  the size of an ordinary 'man's hand,  iind those of two active feet,' both  hands iind feet possessing five meinbeis,  though all of equal length except the  thumb. This, while shorter, is yet  longer in tproportion by half an inch  than is found in man of to-day. It was  also of unusual strength, sinking much  deeper than the rest of the hand into  whatever it seized upon. The nails are  curved .and very powerful, those of the  feet, being particularly so, grasping the  rock firmly.  Another singular thing in connection  witli the remains is the position of the  marks. They are carved in' a rock  standing nearly perpendicular to the  bed of the ancient river, 000 feet below,  and which must once have been as wide  as the Mississippi, and of a, current  sufficiently strong to cut its way  through those granite rocks. This  position of the remains would indicate  that the reptile swarming up from the  stream was pursued by the other animal, iind probably killed on land. This  part of the country is pronounced by  geologists to be amongst the most  ancient formations of the continent.  .The rock on which these marks are  to be'found is about fifty feet) below  the surface of the earth, .'ind are. only  Lo be readied by one swinging over the.  ride of the precipice. They were discovered by'an ainateui geologist of  the locality, who, noting the fall of the  soil, went down in the hopes of adding  Lo tho rich antediluvian .spoils this  chasm has yielded. 3'Iiister easts have  been taken of the prints <-lii<.I -vviJ] be forwarded to the state museum al, Austin.  The marks are plainly visible from a  lodge .some oO loet down the side oi the  canyon, and from there have been  viewed by all in (hat, 1section interested  in such matters.  Among the T/ytton's,passengers  on  her down trip last  Tuesday   morning  was JJr. Pollcw.Uurvey, assayer, Vancouver.    Tie i.s visiting the Slocan and  Toad Mountain districts witli a   view  to pin-chasing ore i'or shipment to Swansea.    Mr. ll_arve������_paid a* five   weeks!  visit to Eiig!an(l~]asf   winter, taking  w-iLh him some   .100  specimens of ore,  which were   representative   of almost  every mine in Jj. C.    These he exhibited at, the oliice of the  Agent-General  for   British  Columbia, Mr.'II. C. Bee-  ton, and they attracted   widespead  attention, being inspected by the   representatives of the greatest handlers  of  ores in   CU"daLa Britain "5 and iu not  a  few instances those anxious  for   information had travelled long distances to  inspect the collection.    Ainongsftho.se  most favorably impressed 'were , Lord  .Swansea, of Vivian & Sons, Swansea,  and   Mr. Lewis, of J as. Lewis it Sons,'  .Liverpool; who, after fully   investigating   the   whole ^jiptter, commissioned  Mr. Harvey to purchase ore for 'shipment to -Swansea and J.nerpool.     Mr.  'Harvey said that' lie had completed all  arrangt'i.iciifs for shipment   vut,   Mon-  trcrJ, aijd*-*-.";'-. p.'ep.ircd Lo oiler prices  which con.Yl u./i, he iiLv:o-i:itod  by  the  -America... smelters.   J11 fact, lasf, .M.on-  ,day lie had {lurch**'fcd two carloads   of  ,ore,from tho Jumbo mine  at  Illecillewaet, (J, Grint) for which an otter had  been made'by smoke.r com panics across  the line/   I'\** therm ore, he was prepared to puroh'iso,   u.'iiiniito'J   quantities.  In this conuoofaioiijie s.tid   that it the  volume of business would warrant, it,  he had reason'to believe  ihe   firm   of  Vivian ct Sons would establish   a 'permanent agency in this  province.    He  intended going fir.sfc Lo Nak'usp .to   see  Byron Y/hice, and would then  go'  all  through the mining* country, and would  negotiate for (he -lOO tons which have  been taken from the Silver JKing.  deferring to his (trip ,,to England,  Mr. Harvey said thi.it tho very meagre  provi.sion;made for our Agent-General  was' a matter of .regret. - The salary  only amounts'to 81,000 a year, which  he thought entirely insuilicient, and._it  would be quite'impossible for our representative to manage with tins   small  H O  salary were he not a gentleman of .considerable private means, which he uses  liberally in maintaining tlie position.  As it is,, the office accommodation is totally inadequate end entirely unworthy  of I lie province. 'Sir. Harvey thinks  this should bo. remedied at once by the  Government, and provision made for  proper accommodation, where an exhibit of the products of the ��������� pro-1- ince  could lie made, in which the most im-  portant���������that of mining���������could have  its proper place. ,  Speaking of advertising the province, Mrv Harvey said it wa.s a difficult  matter in England Lo obtain reliable  information regarding 'British Columbia mines, and in this   connection   he  BIG BEND.  CARNES  CREEK.'  Last spring the Terryberry brothers  located two and hrlf miles of the creek'  from the mouth upwards, which they  hold under a lease from the Government for n term of five' years. AVith  them are associated Messrs. Fred.  Bobinson, Morgan David, Daniel Rob- '  inson and Robert Howson. It was ���������  firoposed to erect a'sawmill and Hume  the creek, but nothing can be done  until the high water subsides. Years  iigoD considerable gold was extracted  from these claims, but' difficulty was  experienced in controlling the water.  It is hoped by constructing a substantial flume that bedrock can be reached,  .���������md there i.s no doubt but what a well-  directed effort will, be made to, work  this long stretch of placer groundlm a  practical manner. "    ,    "  Farther tip tlie. creek, above the  forks, Richard McVittie, Cuniiiiings,  Patorson and others are endeavoring  to reach' bedrock on an abandoned ,  claim which was located years ago. No  account has been received recently of  their operations.    ' ��������� '. "  About ten miles up the creek a  number of Revelstokians are interested  in, a quartz location.' The amount of  ore ih sight for a surface profiled is ,  simply extraordinary. ' It having been  recently locaLcd no development has  been done. ��������� The company owning this  property aro all Itovelstokians,- viz.,  Messrs. John l-'.Oyd. I. T. Brewster, C.  JI. Temple, Dr. iM'cLean, Thos. Kilpatriek, Wm. Caldwell', V//Cowan, F.  Eraser, J. M. JCellie -and F.JvlcCarfcy. t  The vein Js in a contact and is a strong,  well-defined ledge.  The  Aberdeen;'  located 'by  T.  W.'  Bain, is another  claim  further  north  on  the  same   vein,   assays   of   which  give a fairly good showing for a surfaco  prospect, running  about" an ounce of '  gold per ton."   ' ���������'.      ,    '  The Hardpan, located last August;  is owned by Messrs. J. M. Kellie, John  Boyd, J..AV. Emerson of -, New York-  City j S. P. Flynn; * Michigan ; 'J. and ''  John Campbell of'Port Blakeiy Mills,  Seattle; A.'H. Jose, C.II. Reitzer tuid  Michael Eaxles'of Seattle. The Revelstoke company have another location,  oii the same vein.       , '.'''"  would strongly advocate some siich  scheme as proposed by '"Miner" in the  Mail some weeks ago, but he was not  in favor of having .issayers , bonussed  by the Government, lie would favor  a mining bureau, .couclucted much the  samo as a mercantile agency. This bureau t'o have reliable correspondents in  all mining camps. The information  thus obtained to be collated and published periodically under the auspices  of the bureau, thereby giung it the  stamp of genuineness and authority.  There was a 'movement on foot now  with this object in view amongst mining men on the coast, in which he  thought they should have the active  assistance of those in Lhe interior. It  was hoped, by the establishment of  some'such bureau, to demonstrate the  importance of having a centre where  authentic information could always be  bad by intending investor.',, when possibly Lhe Government, seeing the absolute necessity of such an institution,  would establish a mining bureau under  the supervision of a responsible minister, Lhe deputy head of which should  be a thoroughly qualified  gineer.  en-  A waidiid  flig-hust IJ������nioi-.s���������-World's   Fair  *     , ���������   DOWNIE CREEK.  Y The Grub' Stake\ mineral claim,  located over the divide on the Downie  Cieek slope at a high altitude, is a  ledge about 100 feet wide and is owned  By the parties interested in the Ha id-  pan claim. An analysis of the ore in  Seattle gave &S in cobalt, with a low  percentage of niekel,rand traces of gold  and silver nob exceeding ������5.00 per ton.  This claim is also a contact' vein between slate iind granite.  QUAKTZ   MINING.  The quartz claims on Game's Creole  which have been so far located are all  contact veins, and are remarkable for  their width. None of the assays so  fiir made exceed ������22.00 in gold per  ton. - There is no question about' the  immense size of the veins or that the  ore bodies are very large. ' Further development iu this gold-bearing formation will be watched with considerable  interest, as there is every reason to believe that the Carne's Creek placers are  equally as rich as those on French and  McCulloch Creeks.  Quartz mining in Big Bend is as yet  an unknown industry. There is not  yet a stamp mill in the whole distinct'''  but some splendid specimens of gold  ore have been brought down at vari-'  ous times, all free-milling and .easily  treated. If a small mill could be erected on one of the above-named creeks,  it would be the start of what wilL  shortly become a gigantic' industry.  The only thing needed is capital for  the first outlay���������the price of the machinery, packing it up and erecting it.  Tf tho quartz ledges in Big J">end are  anything aL all like Lhe samples shown  in Revelstoke, there can be no dou'bt  that vast fortunes are awaiting the  men who can a/lord to put up stamps  and work these ledges in a systematic  manner. We have gold quartz in Big  Bend quite as rich as those South African mines which arc paying such  handsome dividends.  Many tinplale works in the south of  Wales .ire preparing lo lesiune op'Tn-  t ions as lhe result ol the pass,! ���������..-<��������� of I be  Ani' ,*���������)' .11; I n io bill.  R. S. WILSON,  MERCHANT   TAILOR,  Reveistoke Station.1   ���������   First-class Material kept in stock and  First-class Workmen employed.  MOST PERFECT   MADE.  A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD.  CAW I OTITATN  A   PA TEXT?     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Tt  will be remembered that we advocated  , -   the creation of a- mining bureau, the  Minister of Mines' to hold  the single  portfolio, the appointment of a dqputy  whose duty would be to visit the mines  and   make  reports   thereon,   and   the  payment of, say,, half a dozen ellicient  " assayer* to ensure "faithful reports of  assays' made for the Minister of ilin'es,  a fixed salary'being probably the best  means that could be employed to place  the  assaycrs   beyond   reach   of  those  unscrupulous  mining men who are so  often, willing to pay for a fake report.  Under' this  plan  it would  be almost  impossible to work any wildcat scheme  o   in this province, as the assayer making  a false report would 'be punished by.  dismissal. "  Mr. W.'Pellew Harvey, formerly of  Golden, but now.,superintendent of the  Cassel   Gold   Extracting Co. at Van-  . couver, who m;������le  the assays  for the  ( Government  of  the  ore  sent  to the  ^World's Fair, is now in the Kootenay  ' country for the purpose of buying ore  ���������   for two large smelting firms in Liver-'  pool and  Swansea:    In an interview  ,   on Monday /Mr. Harvey said  he was  entirely in accord with such a proposal,  '   with the exception of the bonusing of  assayers.    He,   also   said   that mining  men on the coast were favorable to it,  and that steps were about to be taken  to bring the matter to  the  notice of  the Government, with strong hopes that  the  mining interests of  the province  will shortly'be placed on a more satisfactory footing than at present;.  LARDEAU.   '.  More than DO men are at present  engaged in placer mining on the Lardeau River.   ' t  Edward'1 Adair came up- on the  Arrow Thursday night, bringing some  fine specimens of galena ' from a claim  he has just located 'on, tho Duncan  River slope of the divide on the north  fork of the Lardeau. It was discovered  on the 12th inst.' The claim is only  half a mile east of the famous Glengarry  group and the ore will have to be  shipped out by way' of Trout Lake or  Fish Creek. The ledge is 10 feet wide,  witli a solid vein of ore, varying from  three to five feet, and lies between  lime and slate. Mr. Adair named his  new-found wealth the " Edna Alice."  An assay will be made by'Mr. Uoldich.  .     r       C. .VXD K. MINING CO.  B. 1. Cornish, of Vancouver, a director of the Cariboo and Kootenay  iMining Co. was in town on Tuesday.  Ho went down the rivet* the same day  to inspect the,company's mile and a-half  claim on the Lardeau River. Mr. O.  IY). Hoar, the manager, has just completed the wing-dam there and has gone  to the North 'Fork to re-stake^ some-  claims for this company.  TIIE UNION CLAIM.'  Work on this claim, which is owned  by Mr.' H. A. Brown and'' located, on  the South Fork, S miles' from Trout  Lake, i.s still'suspended owing to high  water. The ground has been prepared  and lumber for the Hume got out and  everything is ready , for ,,a start immediately the1 water .recedes.  TROUT CItKEK.     ���������  I. S. Freeze, of Calgary, returned  from that place on Monday and went  down the river Tuesday evening.' He  had left six men at work on his claim  on Cariboo Creek and was going down  to see what progress had been made.  He was accompanied 'by Messrs. Jas.  Ryan aud J. Creighton, both of Cal-  ���������gary.       ������     ' ^  Some magnificent specimens of gold-  bearing pyrites were sent to Mr. Hol-  dich, for an assay, from Trout  Creek,  damaged by high water. On the Nugget, which adjoins the Vandall,  there are six men employed. They'  have built an 8 ft. wheel and put in  a six inch 32 ft. pump, besides erect  ing the necessary buildings for which  over 4,000 ft. of lumber was required.  These repairs are only just completed,  and Mr.Herriek left immediately for  the purpose' of getting an outfit for  their other claim, the Little Falls,  upon which five men will be put -fab  work forthwith.  THE FAIRIIAVEN PROPERTY.        ,���������  -'  Mr. Nestelle made a flying trip on  horseback from French Creek in a day'  and a half, arriving Thursday morning.  He is working . the claim below the  Consolation and has five men employed.  He brought with liim alxmt '5 ozs'. in  fine gold besides sever.il nuggets. He  said he thought ground-sluicing would  be all that was necessary to work this  claim, and is very enthusiastic over its  prospects. He went to the coast on  private business and will 'return on  Tuesday. s '       ���������  L .  A CANADIAN MINT.  i It'will also be remembered that two  -months ago we advocated the establishment of a mint in Canada. In fact, we  went further, and said the mint should  be situated where the gold and silver  mines were���������that < British , Columbia  was the proper place for it. Mr. Mara  brought the matter before the Ottawa  Parliament-recently, and urged the  Government to coin their own money  from the precious metals raised within  the Dominion. "Whether Mr. Mara  took his hint from the Mail we cannot  say, but his eftort was most laudable,  and it is to be hoped his statements  will' be favorably considered by the  powers that be. There is no.earthly  need for a gold and silver producing  , country like Canada to send across the  sea for. her coinage. With a mint in  ."Vancouver, or e%'en in Winnipeg or  Toronto our Big Bend miners will not  be compelled to send their gold dust  and nuggets to San Francisco, as is  the case now. Mr. Mara is certainly  becoming more alive to his exceptional  opportunities as the representative of  a great mining country.  LARDEAU WAGON ROAD.  About twenty-five of the men employed   on   the   Lardeau-Trout  Lake  wagon road arrived here on Thursday  iri^-ht, on conclusion of the work.   The  ���������   road  is  within  three miles  of   Trout  Lake, and the right of way cleared for  a mile or so further on.    Surveyor R."  ,   H. Lee made aii estimate of $12,000 as  the cost of the road, and the Government made a supplementary appropriation which brought the sum voted .altogether   up   to   Mr.   Lee's   estimate.  which would have heen sufficient had  all the  cuttings  heen as easy as the'y  looked.   But in some places when the  earth cap was removed *olid rock' lay a  few inches below, necessitating expensive  blasting operations.    At Stauher  Lake and the beaver meadows the road  had  to be  raided alone- a lii-iieh six or*  eight feet high and in -.out1 phices corduroy has been  laid down, on account  of swampy ground.    The road  i.s said  to  be excellent for driving,  and Mr.  Ross, the superintendent, is to be congratulated.     Some men   in  charge of  W. Vtckers are out on the road about  two  miles from  Thomson's  watching  the bush  fires  that have come pretty  near burning up the corduroy.  In round figures the money spent on  trails, roads and bridges has been :���������  Lardeau wagon road, pay roll to end of  July, $0,000; Pish Creek and Lardeau  trails, $1,000; Hall's Landing, $200;  Illecillewaet, $3.10; Game's Creek, $200;  Big Bend trails and bridges, $0,000.  Expenditure included in account for  last fiscal year, $4,0</0. There is still a,  further expenditure of $1/100, which  includes wages on the road for August  and the Black Prince brail.  thissweek.  ..The  :les  were  taken  from a lead������which is said to be of immense size. The assay gives' $200 to  the ton.   '  It went $47 in gold  ��������� Reports to the Department of Tn-.  ierior slate that the cmpi west of  Begin a and in the Calgary district tire  vary poor this year, owing to the long-  equtiilued'droutlL    ,  BIG BEND. ���������  ' The Rosebef ry claim is a new location made on Carnes Creek by the  Revelstoke Prospecting Co. An assay  made' on' Thursday ,by Mr. A. H.  Holdich gave very good results for a  surface sample,  to the ton.-?  v P. F. Bowerman, .on Monday last,  recorded a placer claim,-' located by  himself next to the. Highbinder'on  French Creek, for the Tennessee Hydraulic Placer Co. The claim ��������� runs'  half a mile south-east along the creek,  in a section believed, to be rich in  coarse gold and nuggets. Bedrock is  fifty feet down. ..  o A strong mining company was  formed in-Revelstoke last spring, comprising ten of our prominent citizens.  The company has recently recorded  three claims on Carnes Creek, located  by John Boyd. A meeting was held  at the station on Tuesday when the  business touched mostly on financial  matters. ' It is proposed to prosecute  work on their claims with all possible  speed, and from the immense surface  showing there i.s little doubt that these  properties will* be ranked among the  dividend-payers at no distant date.  SMITH CREEK    MINING CO.  F. T. Kegler, one of the partners in  the above   company, returned   to town  on Thursday after spending two weeks  at the company's claim at Smith Creek.  This was Mr. Kegler <i first visit ro the  Big Bend, country, and   from   what he  says he has  been   most   favorahlv impressed  with its pos<ibilkk-s.     Tn   his  opinion this country has  .scarr-'-lv lx������en  prospected as yet and   operations have  been carried on, except* in one  or two  cases, in the most crude manner^ without the' nect'-s-ary appliances   to  really  demonstrate   the   possibilities   ,,f   the  country, which he think* arc exceptionally gr^at. and he ha.-,  no   dofibt whatever that it wil!   be nn easy nutu-r to  interest capital if any eflort i** nyide in  that direction.     HV visited most of the  mines   on   th'-   creek*   emptying  into  Gold   Stream   and  savs  their   owners  have   every ,-peasOn    to   congraf ulate  th'*nisel\es   upon   <*uch   promising pro  perties.   He was particularly impressed  with the manner in which Sir. Xestelle  is working the   ground   owned   by the  Fairhaven   people, and   says that that  gentleman   evidently   knows   what lie  wants and how to   get   at it.     On the  Smith Creek claim   they have put the  shaft down  18 feet, but   this has filled  with   water, the hand-pump   being   of  little utility, and operations have'been  suspended  awaiting   the   erection of a  wheel which is now being constructed.  Five, men are employed   on this claim.  Mr. Kegler brought down  Si 6 in gold  which was taken  out of   the   prospect  hole, and which lie considers an excellent   showing.    Yesterday he recorded  an adjoining claim of 100 feet, naming  it   the Alice,    which    he   considers   a  likely proposition.    He came down for  supplies and will  return   in   about ten  days.     He expects to put in the winter  there.  TIIK NDGGBT CLAIM.  Rieliard TJerrick arrived down from  French Crook on 'I'lii..*'<-d,iy, where he  ins been engaged, together with his  partner' fi vans,' rna.k ing. the,' noecswtf-y;  repairs   to   their   claims    which   were  ILLECILLEWAET.   -  THE SILVER BOW.  '   More than a carload of ore has been  taken  from  this  mine.    It was   this  property^which assayer A. H. Holdich  visited last week,'it is understood, for  the purpose of making an  inspection  and report thereon.    The mine  is located   north  of   Illecillewaet  on the  divide between East and West Koot'e:  nay, and is  at .the  head' of   Cariboo  creek.   It consists of a number of veins  dipping at sharp angles, somo of which  have been exposed, and , it is proposed  to sink a shaft which will cut through  all of them.    A wire-rope, 'way is also  in contemplation, the peaks to be connected being about a mile apart.    The  mine is one of high-grade copper and  also carries a percentage of gold and  silver.    The-assays  have returned-'60,  per cent.*of copper. ."It is'owned   byY  the Fish   Creek   Mining Co., of which  Mr. Wood,   of Wood,- Vallance & Co.,  Hamilton, Out.', is the principal shareholder.    Mr. J. H. Anderson is  their  manager.    Mr.' Holdich  went to meet  Mr. Wood, who was' coming west to inspect the  property, but  had  to ��������� postpone his visit until later in the season.'  Six men are at present employed.  MISCELLANEOUS  NOTES.    ;  Twelve, miners from Nova Scotia  went down on the steamer Lytton on  Tuesday. They are engaged to work  three claims near Nelson, which were  purchased by eastern capitalists last  spring. They were in charge of the  company's manager. e  Two.bars of gold valued at ������10,000  were shipped to San Francisco by the  City of Puebla. - The Horsefly mine  furnished one ' and the ' Cariboo the  other. - The shipment was made by  Mr. F. H. Worlock, who received the  bars from the agent of the Vancouver  branch of the Bank of British Columbia.-  Mr. Geo. D. Scott, of Vancouver,  paid a flying visit to town this week  and went up Big "Bend as far as Carnes  Creek. Besides beinc; a mining broker  Mr. Scott is secretary-treasurer of the  Prince Albert Flat Hydraulic Mining  Co. This company's location is situated 3i miles 'below Yale, and is one  mile in extent. They have put in a  modern hydraulic plant, and are working a back channel, ������������������ having come  through a rim of 400 feet. Fifteen  hundred inches of water is obtained  from Emery, Creek, which is more than  is used on any other claim in the province. Already some 17,000 cubic  yards of dirt has been washed, making  good returns. The pay-streak is 15  feet in width. Mr. Scott said he was  prepared to negotiate for good gold  propositions. He expected to return  here later in the season, when he will  make a thorough inspection of Big  Bend claims. ��������� ., .  ,���������  apart to it in the heart of the townsite.  Next in order is the StnelterYOo., with  originally bLO acres of land mostly surveyed into lots, and the smelter'itself  facing destruction on the river brink.  Again, Mr. Mara, it is understood,  owns personally 100 acres of land he-  low the'smelter concession. All these  interests are surely of so miich value  and importance, that when their owners combine in a movement for protection from the annual encroachments of  the river, they ought to be able to get  what they ask for and most certainly  deserve. There is only 'one complication in the matter, which for the moment is unsettled, but which it is expected will soon be overcome. This is  the long contest between the' Dominion Government and the syndicate represented by Farwell, for the possession  of the lands and lots described, which  i.s now before the Privy Council for  final adjudication.     '  The Dominion Government, during  the last session of Parliament, appropriated $5,000 for protecting Lhe banks  of the Columbia at, Revelstoke, but  made its expenditure conditional upon  an equal appropriation by the Provinr  cial Government, and also upon the decision of tho townsite suit pending iu  the Privy Council. Why theDbiiiin-  ion Government made tho expenditure  of this sum depend upon the conclusion  of this law-suit,'orap'rivato settlement  between tho litigants, when' a matter  of such absolute necessity as the preservation of the river bank and the business property of Revelstoke was to he  delayed by it, we presume ' Mr. Mara  can explain, but we are quite unable to  discover a sufficient reason. The Provincial Government is willing to contribute its $5,000 untramelled.by any  such conditions, and stands ready, as  announced by Premier ' Davie to the  meeting of business men here, to do so  at an3' time.  ��������� , *  We are constrained to ask Mr. Mara  why, the Dominion Government will  not be equally as liberal ? We presume1  he arranged the' terms of the appropriation at Ottawa, and secured all he asked for at that time. Can he not now  obtian a modification' of these terms,  waiving' the embarrassing conditions,  and make the "appropriation immediately available ?  There is a wide-spread feeling of anxiety among the people of Revelstoke,  equally among, JMr, Mara's especial  friends, and, in fact, felt and expressed  on all sides, that he has .a duty to perform to this portion of his, district (in  regard to this matter that will not admit of delay. And there is a general  desire that Mr. Mara should meet the  people here in a public meeting when he  comes to Revelstoke again, -which it is  expected will bo within a few days, for  the purpose of explaining ' the situation and becoming more intimately acquainted with the views of the people  in relation to these matters, which are  deemed so vitally important to tbe  town.  If you want to reaeh the People in the North  Riding of West Kootenay  advsbtise  The ^ Kootenay:  ���������!���������  Mail;  The Mail is published in Revelstoke, which is tlie coming city  of this rich mining district.  IF-YOU WANT  JOB PRINTING IN FIRST-CLASS STYLE  AND  AT   HONEST   PRICES,  Try THE "KOOTENAY MAIL."  BRANCH STOBES:. THOMSON'S "LANDING & TBOUT LAKE CITY  Protection to the  River' Bank.  The Work Must be Done before the  Water Rises Again.  , Is it not tinie that, a movement was  commenced with lhe object of securing  protection to the river bank .at Kevel-  -toke the com ine*; fall and winter 5*  When the w.it^r !-. lowest the improvement* cm !i<' iii.ide in the -dim-tent possible time and with the least amount  of cost. At no time for many years  past, and perhaps for many years fo  come, i" tlie water likely to he a1.- low  in t he river as it. will he a few weeks  hence. The best, informed among the  river men i^ive it ,i.i their Ittdit-f that  Milch will be the case, owing to the  great flood of two months ago, and the.  high stage of wat**!* constantly running  since.  The absolute necessity of providing  ngaui-'t, the recurrence of the dangers  to property and even the life of the  town, need not ih: urged to tho������.e who  witnessed the. terrific destruction caused hy the late.flood. The river bank  abrea.it of tlie town must be protected,  and it depends upon the people of Ficv-  eMoke to inaugurate the measures  and to marshal! the force? required to  accomplish it,  The leading local interest conc'trnwl ;  is tlie (���������',- I'. R. The .strong current in j  high water which sets across the river j  from the Big Kddy against the east '  bank above the railway bridge, endan- I  gers the bridge itself, and if onhinder- I  ed will soon reach ;\i\tl sweep away its j  eastern approaches. Next below 'the '  bridge are located lhe principal hotels,  anrl stores of the town, which were -���������������, j  riously menaced wilh total destruction, j  large slices of la nil atrd some outhouses |  dioppi.ig into U.-river. Then I he I>o  minion Onvenmvnt claims .ownership  of a, grcat'i-umhcr of lots. The ^t.cam-Y  boat company (('.&' KY H. N.'('oY), rep.'. '  THINGS SAID AND DONE ABOUT  ���������-',"    ���������   TOWN.    ,. J  [BY   DIOGENES.] '    '  (.Continued from page 4.)  I suppose the prices of goods cannot  be lowered until the freight charges  come down ; , and until the price of  goods is lowered some people will r con:  tinue to send away for what they use;  'so, also, it may safely be said that until  people cease sending away, and purchase their goods at home, we cannot  expect to have any money circulating  in the town ; and with no money to  handle, everything must continue to  rub along on the credit .system, which  means ruination to the merchants and  death to tlie town.   Who's to blame ?  * * .  A* stranger looking over the advertising columns of the Kootenay Mail  would come' to the conclusion, that  "Revelstoke can't be much of a place,'  as there are only three hotels in it." A  txnvn that can only support three hotels', of course, can't be very much of a  place. But if' the reading public knew  that there were seven hotels in the  toAvn, and four of them were too poor  to expend two or three dollars a month  to publish their card in the local paper,  the reading public would very likely  form a worse opinion of the town  than ever,'because if hotels are too  poor to advertise, then heaven help  the town. But these hotel-keepers are  reaping what other , men sow. They  are getting their share of transient business created by visitors who come here  on the strength of reports of mines  nnd mining which it is the local paper's  business to publish to the world, and  at the same time are not contributing  a cent towards the expenses incurred  in running a paper such as the Mail.  * *  *  -If any business derives benefit from  a good newspaper in the town it is the  hotel business. The Mail, by publishing all the mining news of the Big  Bend and the Lardeau, has undoubtedly been the. means of bringing a lot of  mining men���������some of them capitalists  ���������to the town : and of course they put  up at'the hotels. In the case of well-  to-do mining men, who have; come to  see for themselves what chances our  gold and silver mines offer for invest-  ment, the majority put tip at the Victoria, and yet the Victoria, which reaps  hy far the greatest benefit from the  i\I.\rr,r is the only hotel that has never  given the Mail a cent's worth of advertising. The others have advertised  until recently, but have withdrawn  their ads. on account of "hard   times."  GOLD AND SILVER* EXTRACTION;     V"  THE CASSEL .COLD EXTRACTINC. COMPANY (LIMITED>;Of GLASGOW  ._   (The Ma������Arthur-Forreat 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  '- Report on Saniples, up to one ton in weight, sent to its .     ���������  EXPERIMENTAL WORKS, VANCOUVER,  B.C.  AU communications lo bo addressed to tho Superintendent���������  ' ���������  W. PELLEW HARVEY, Assay and Mining Offices, Vancouver.  ' (All kinds of Analytical Assay and Mining- Work undertaken.) - "  Revelstoke Lumber Co.  Manufacturers of all kinds of  ROUGH & CLEAR FINISHING LUMBER,  n *   MOULDINGS OF ALL KINDS,  SHINGLES   AND    LATHS.  reseii ted-by Mr. Murn,, haw 20 ji.ei-e.s '.set'i next week.  Some business men are in the habit nf  sending-eatt or west, as the ea^e may  be, for their hill-heads, letter heads, &e.,  hewiu.se they may he aide to .save 25c.  or'oOe. on ."/JO. As the printer here had  to pay tbe Ci. P. R. over $:������X) in freight  charges to get the machinery and supplies from Toronto���������almost enough to  ntoek a small nnV.c --how can people expect work U, )������: done at, Toronto prices  and the printer still live? [f the people of this town would follow the good  old motUi, " Live and let live," it would  not he lojig before llevelhtoke became  tlie progressive irmrtof industry that  .some of its business nien desire to see  it..  *  The ejection petition in K/ist Yule,  which f mentioned last week uh being  probable, i.s a thing of reality. Mr. l'i.  ,f. Trornon, rif Wrnon, has tiled a petition 'igiiinst the return of Mr. Donald  flniham. f don't, Mi ink I shall have to  ���������.voir,'i bigger-I ui I hconise a prediction  of mine lias so -,-iccdily been vi-rifii-d, i  neither do I think tbe l.lnn. Vernon j  will solicit our votes this .year*.    More  THE CENTRAL HOTEL  ABRAHAMSON  BROS., Phopbibtobs.  ���������b  . ��������� ,  First-class  Table.      G-ood  Telephone.  1 ,, .        .   FIEE-PBOOF, S_A_^E  REVELSTOKE  STATION,  B.C.  Conveniently situated between Railroad Depot and Steamboat Landing.  Best Table in the Interior.  FIRE-PROOF  STRICTLY   FIKST-CLASS.  safe. . . free   'bus.  Rates, $1.50 and $2.00 per Day.  H. A. BROWN, Prop'r.  Stockholm House.  JOHN STONE, Pkopriktqk.  The Dining Room is furnished with the best thfi  Market affords.  0  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED "WITH THE CHOICEST  WINES, /LIQUORS AND CIGARS. THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  PAGE 3.  TJPPLEE  o ��������� ���������'-'  ALSO  FULL STOCK OF  helf and  -TAIIORMYANL DBESSMAKIM ME IN LATEST STYLES  H.   N.   COURSIER  LOCAE ITEMS.  The pay car passed through on Monday, leaving smiles'in its wake.  For a large glass of Doering & Mar-  strand's Lager call at the Union Hotel.  Rev. C. T. B.iylis returned yesterday  from a trip to V ernon. ������  Edward Adair, foreman on the Lar-  ' dean wagon road, arrived up on str.  ,, Arrow Thursday evening.      < , ���������  Miss Hopgood, Conductor Hopgood's  1  sister, after nearly a year's visit, re-  ��������� turns to her home, near Edmonton, tomorrow. ' '  ,   _. R. Soames is turning in the C.T. R.  yard, W. Nicholson  is s%vitching, and  Y James Little-is running a<locomotiye  at Rogers'Pass.                 '          ',     ,"���������*  Services will be held in the Presbyterian church, to-morrow ?at 7.30, p.m.'  Kev.*'*������*3. -;T. ��������� Baylis^ =pastorr. i" Sunday-  school in the church at 2.30.- ,  Daniel Gillespie arrived upY on the  Arrow Thursday evening.     While at  ,    work on the new wagon road about a  week ago he was struck on the shoul-  t   der by a falling branch, which injured  his collar-bone and one arm.  ���������  The Calgary Herald has ceased pub-  ���������   lication, the company, hitving decided  to retire from the publishing business.  It is stated that a strong company will  be'irmed to re-commence publication  in a'tew days. '  Among" those who'have .arrived in  town during the past few days we  notice' Messrs. T. M. Hamilton, of the  Royal Hotel, Trout Lake City; A. H.  Harrison, assayer, and E. S. Barchard,  - Trout Lake; P. M. Walker, mine-  owner, and S. Underhill, rancher, Lardeau. i-  Among the Arrow's passengers from  Thomson's Landing to Revelstoke on  Thursday were Messrs. D. A. Lauiey,  merchant, Lardeau; Thos. Reid, Hall's  Landing, who brought lOOlbs. of cured  trout caught in Trout Lake; E. Taylor,  manager of C. B. Hume & Co.'s branch  .store at Thomson's; and J. McKinnon,  storekeeper, Sanderson's Hot Springs.  Mr. and-Mrs. A. J.' Murphy, of Trout  Lake City, arrived in town some days  ago. Mr. Murphy is in charge of the  Black Prince mine, and we thought to  . have heen able to publish something  about that famous property, but on  our reporter calling at his hotel it was  found that Mr. Murphy had gone on a  visit to Illecillewaet.  It was stated in town this week that  the Arrow was tied \ip for the remainder of the seaosn. This is not so. She is  running as, usual. It appears Capt.  Vanderburgh does not hold an engineer's certificate, and the boat had to  stop running for a few days. A certificated engineer is now in charge and  the.boat running on her advertised  time. -    '  The Chicago Ledger has struck the  nail oh the head by starting in its issue  of August 1st a fascinating" love stoiy  entitled, "Caught in the Strike." It  deals with the. late A. R. U. strike, giving names and places familiar to many  of our readers. Sample copy, giving  first installment of the story, will be  mailed free on application to the Chicago Ledger, Chicago, Illinois.  At the weekly meeting of the Christian Endeavor Society, held in the  Presbyterian Church ou Monday night,  the pastor, Rev. C. T. Baylis, gave an  instructive address on missions. The  subject was " Modern Progress an incentive to Missionary Zeal/' The speaker gave an interesting account of the  rise and growth^of missionary enterprise in the last half century. The  ^choirjebntributed some appropriate and  "stirring hymns, and a ��������� profitable and  pleasant'everting was spent. '.  "' Doering' & Msii'strand's Iced Lager on  draught at the Union Hotel.  It appears that the five bears killed  at the crooked bridge last spring did  ;not include the whole Bruin family.  The yard engine struck a big bear near  that place on Thursday. The, animal  went off into the timber,1 and a local  ��������� hunter who spent some hours yesterday searching for it. He found "traces  of it, and says it appeared,as if the  bear/; was dragging its hind quarters.  As Fred Monro arrived up: from tlie  Lardeau yesterday there is not much  chance Of-that bear carrying his fur  coa.t much longer this hot weather.  The little blue house just off Douglas  street litis earned for itself the name of  "The Honeymoon," it having been the  retreat to which two of our young men  have taken' their brides -within the  year, and'now it is to be fitted up'for'  the reception of another young couple.  Mr. Charles Field, of the Senate, will  shortly wed Miss Palmer, of-Clanwil-  liam, and the little blue house will be  their home.  Mr. Jerry Neagle, who has been recuperating in the Slocan for a month  past, returned on* the Lytton'yesterday  and wasYcongratulated by his many  friends upon his almost entire recovery  from the painful accident to his knee,  which happened about a year ago, and  atone time," it Was thought, would, necessitate amputation of the leg. On  getting into the'bus,'however, lie was  unfortunate enough to slip, the injured  limb, becoming wedged between the'  wheel -4*nd 'wagon bojf." 'He was saved  from failing backward by a bystander,'  but the'wrench-to:the injured knee  caused intense pain and swelling. It is  hoped the effects of this last accident  will pass off in a day or two.        ,   '  Rev. C. T. Baylis, who' has been in  charge of the first Presbyterian church  here for a year, has announced his intention of severing his connection with  the congregation on. 1st September.  During liis stay here, Mr. Baylis has  'been very" energetic in behalf of his  church and has made many friends  both in the congregation and outside.  He has, had the satisfaction of seeing  the beginning and completion of a fine  place of worship, towards the' erection  of which he contributed no little share,  as chairman of the'Building Committee. He will leave Revelstoke on the  3rd of September for Ontario, spending a short time with friends in Manitoba en route. Mr. Baylis carries with  him the respect of a large circle, of  friends who heartily wish him godspeed.   .  MORE GOLD DISCOVERIES  . THE LARDEAU.  IN  Several Rieh Strikes made in the  ,.'     past few days.  GOLD LEDGE ON THE.SNOWSHOE���������  A 40rF00T LEDGE ON THE T.RUE  FISSURE���������DIGGING  UP NUGGETS  , WITH POTATOES.  THE LATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT. .  '    Distribution of Prizes. -  The distribution of prizes won in the  recent tennis tournament took place at  the lower town court last Saturday,  when there was a "large gathering of  members'and their friends. The presentations were made by Mrs. E. H. S.  McLean. A handsome "clock was 'the  prize for ladies' singles, which was won  by Mrs. Haig. For winning the. ladies'  and gents' doubles Miss Lyda Edwards  and Mr. G. Barber received' a racquet  each. Prize for gents' singles, a racquet, Mr. T. L. Haig. Messrs. H. J.  Bourne and W. F. Crage, who won the  match for the upper town, a racquet  each. Miss Edwards and Mrs. Haig  were each presented with a bouquet of  choice flowers tied with the club colors.  After the presentation luncheon was  served, and a most enjoyable 'time was  spent until dusk. There is likely to be  unoLher tournament next month.  UNIQUE ENTERTAINMENT.    -  Professor Ferguson, " the greatest of  all specialty artists on the violin," gave  an entertainment in Peterson's Hall on  Monday night. Although there was  no charge for admission there were not  many present, most people having the  belief that a "one-man show" is usually  a tedious event. But Prof. Ferguson  is certainly an exception to the rule,  for the interest of his hearers never  flagged from the time he commenced,  and they showed no desire to leave  even when the skilful and varied performance came to a conclusion. His  imitations were very clever. The crying of a baby, grunting of a hog, lowing of a cow, rasping of a bucksaw,  puffing of a locomotive .and playing of  a German band were very realistic and  brought down the house. He gave excellent facsimiles of Scotch bagpipes  and bugle calls, while his rendering of  " Home, sweet home," "Annie Laurie,"  " Old Black Joe" and "Swanee River"  brought out some sweet melody. But  he snowed to best advantage in his  sacred pieces, especially ,in the "Old  Hundred" and "Nearer my God to  Thee," and one had only to close one's  eyes to .imagine oneself to be listening  to ii full choir with organ accompaniment in some grand old cathedral. As  before stated .the audience was'a small  one, but. the professor made a. good  collection, and was very well' pleased  with the result*;. ��������� ���������'  [from our correspondent.] .  Thomson's, August 22.  Mr. N. T. Edwards, who has been doing development work on   the, Snow-  shoe mine, arrived at Thomson's-today;  * While working on  the   Snowshoe' he  struck a lead of gold-bearing quartz  4 feet wide, carrying $110  to   the ton."  Every man in the vicinity has caught  the gold fever, and are out prospecting  for gold quartz. Lardeau Creek is lined  with men looking for quartz and placer  ground, and I have learned from trustworthy sources that considerable quantities of yellow dust is being taken out,  although the water is still rather high.  One good feature about this camp is  that those who have* claims are sticking to them.   Joe Bisette and Dan Savoy  and  partners   have   flumed   the  creek above the canyon, and from prospects think they have a stake in sight.  They got $10 in one pan of dirt the other evening*.      .   ' '  Since commencing to write this article*, Mr. Sam Underhill came in on his  way to Revelstoke. He discovered and  staked a claim yesterday and named it  the Hidden Treasure. The ledge is 40  feet wide, with an ore chute ,of solid  clean ore 4 feet wide. The ore is similar to that of the Black Prince. He  traced the chute 150 feet. Mr. Underhill reports 100 men in the camp north  of Trout Lake, all in high spirits, and  prospectors are flocking in from all  sides.  This was Mr. Underbill's first trip into the Lardeau, and he says that the  immense showings of 'ore that he has  seen for the last few days, beat anything he has ever dreamed of.  A number of business men are talking of putting up business houses at  St. David's, among the rest, Mr. D. A.  Lamey. Y  Another party has just come in, and  reports finding on Pete Walker's claim,  the True Fissure, a vein of gold-bearing quartz 40 feet wide. The samples  are now at Thomson's Hotel, and there  are hundreds of tons of it lying loose.  Confidence is now completely restored in the Lardeau, and every one is  looking forward to good times.  We are sorry the new wagon road is  not to be completed. Mr. C. Turnros  and your correspondent took a buggy  ride for seven miles over the road the  other day. A buggy runs as slick along  it as over the roads on Vancouver  Island.  Mr. Ross and his workmen did excellent work iis far as they went. It appears Mr. Lee made a mistake in his estimate of $12,000. It seems that where  he expected dirt cuttings in many places, after a few inches of soil had been  removed, they found solid rock, which  made cutting very expensive. Mr. Lee's  figures would have been all right had  not the cuttings turned out to lie mostly rock. It will require about $5,000  to make a first-class road, and it * is a  pity to see it stop where it is. We trust  funds will be forthcoming next month  to complete the road, as the worst of it  is done.  Messrs. Beaton and Thomson refu.se.  to handle any more mail matter for  Trout Lake, as they have done, so for  two years without recompense. Mr.  Taylor, of C. B. Hume <fc Co., is now  looking after the mail, but after he  leaves, Inspector Fletcher will have a  row on his hands, as Messrs. Beaton  and Thomson will not allow tbe mails  to be stored in their buildings. O, for  political power for a few days' to chop  off the official heads of such incompetent ninnies as Fletcher is, to have such  a stretch of country as the , Lardeau  without, a post'oflice during the last  three years.  Mr. Mara is being severely criticised  for not milking the Inspector do his duty or get out and let some one more  competent hike his place. ���������  While Mr. Ferguson was digging potatoes on his ranch at St. David's, he  found three small nuggets'in his   pan.  The gold at St. David's must be up   to"  the grass roots." -. ���������=.  -''' ������������        '       '  GLACIER NOTES.  [FROM* OUR ' CORRESPONDENT. 1   ,  ' Glacier, Aug: 23.   ,  The Grafton party went through here  on Saturday last in two foreign cars.  ��������� Passengers of, the Empress of Japan  were on No. 2 last Saturday, witli the  Grafton party; There were over sixty  jpersons for luncheon. .  ��������� Official car 14 was attached to No. 2  on Sunday. It was occupied by members of H. Abbott's family, who are going to spend some time at Banff Hot  Springs; the fashionable summer resort  ot the west. '   ��������� ���������  At the invitation of a friend, H. E.  Forster, a^young English sportsman,  ���������who spends most of the summer season  here, left on Sunday for Calgary, for a  two or three days' visit and to get a  1 shave and hair-cut at the usual place.  Visitors at the Glacier House were  pretty numerous last week, both hotel  and large annex being nearly filled to  their capacity for two or three days.  The weather has been very pleasant,  though the scenery was often hidden  by smoke from bush-fires.  ARRIVALS  AT GLACIER HOUSE.  August 23rd, 1894. '  16th.���������H. Percy Mortimer, Bermuda;  Charles Reynolds, Chesline, England;  Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Davidson and Miss  Reid, maid, Edinburgh, Scotland; Rev.  W. O: B. Allen and Mrs. Allen, London, Eng.; Miss Kate McKinnon, San  Francisco, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. C. Kel-  by, Braiidon, Man.; W. B. Taylor, Mrs.  Taylor, Miss Mollie Taylor, Mrs. Warne,  V. W. Granger, Mrs. Starr, Toledo, O.;  H. J. Cambie, C. P. R. Engineer, Vancouver.  17th.���������Mrs. Clerke, Vancouver; C. S.*  Benedict and wife, Berb. J. Benedict,  E. Judson Lynch and wife, San Francisco ; Dr. and Mrs. Houghton, New  York.  18th.���������Miss T. S. Miller, San Rafael,  Cal.; Joseph Kirk and wife, San Francisco ; E. II. Fishburn and wife, Miss  Hurst, Chicago, 111.; Saml. S. Fowler,  Wife and two children, Golden, B. C.;  Miss Stoni, Gavi, Pa.; J. R. Wilson, J.  F. Wilson, Portland, Ore.; Clarence  Millard Brellar and wife, Montclaiiy  O. H. J.; A. D. Emory, W. O. O'Lough-  lin, Winnipeg.  10th.���������Miss Robinson," Miss Weir,  England; II. R. Ewing, Pittsburg, Pa.;  Rev. F. W. Chatterton, Mrs. Chatter-  ton, James Blythe, Nelson, Nesv Zealand; A. B. Derby and wife, Oakland,  California.  20th.���������F. Lambert, Montreal; A. W.  Laidman, Barrie, Ont.  21st.���������C. Richardson, Johannesburg,  South Africa; S. M. Parish, Chicago; L.  R. Myendie, J. D. Tomlin, A. J. Weth-  ered, Oxford, Eng.;-Mr. and Mrs. J. II.  Bird, Miss Caldwell; Park Hill, N. Y.;  'Mrs. Fowler's maid,'Golden..  22nd.���������J. 11. Sheets,' St. Louis, Mo.;  Dr. 8. Parges, Vienna; Mr. and Mrs.  H. M^ Singer, Miss Jennie' Baker, Pas-  sadena, Cal.; W. B. Torrance, Halifax,'  N. S.; E. L. Pease, Montreal; Prof.  Ferguson, Boston.  ������ o BIRTHS.   , *  ,"  Fraser.���������August 24th, at Revelstoke,  the wife of Mr. F. Fraser, J. P., of a  ,' daughter. ' e a  .Horne.���������August 24, at Revelstoke, the  wife of Mr. Thomas E. Home, of a  ., son. . . '- ���������    i  m m  "SATURDAY NIGHT'S " EXHIBITION  NUMBER.   ,  ,  Will give West' Kootenay a Good   '  ���������  '.   l ��������� .      Write-up; ,'" " ,  The business people of. the town have  had the opportunity this week of mak-  ing'the acquaintance of a bright, live  young newspaper man-in the person of  Mr. S. R. Reid, who for some time past  has'been employed on  the Winnipeg  dailies.   Mr.'Reid   has  follo\yed Jourr  nalism for some years and has practised his profession from Maine to the N.  W. Territories. . For two years.he acted as regular correspondent of the Boston Herald and its connections.   The  Shepard Printing &   Publishing   Co.,  publishers of "Saturday Night," a high-  class weekly, editions of which are issued in Toronto and   Winnipeg, have  decided to issue a special   number  for  circulation at the Industrial Exposition  which will  be   held  in,. Toronto   next  month, the edition to be exclusively devoted to the interests of this province.  Having arrived at this   determination,  the question was to secure the services  of a man who could get over the ground  in the short time intervening and   one  who would, at the same time, be qualified to give a comprehensive write-up  of the mineral wealth as   well ' as   the  many thriving towns of British Columbia. Mr. Reid was chosen for this work,  and judging from the way he was hustling business during   his   three   day's  stay here, he is the best man they could  have got for the   purpose.   This B. C.  edition will offer exceptional advantages for bringing our mineral resources  before the notice of eastern capitalists,  and good results may, be expected.  "Twixtthe Devil and the. Deep Sea."  A singular result in connection with  the Chicago strike riots has come to  light. It appears the U. S. militia is  composed mainly of artizans find workmen. Having been called out to protect from the strikers, these men have  had to leave their employment for several weeks.' During their absence from  work their places have been filled by  other men. Now the employers refuse  fo take back the militiamen, saying  they are. satisfied with the men they  have. It is reported that over 100 of  these poor militiamen from one regiment alone, are now out of work "on  account of absenting themselves from  their employ. The most singular feature of the case is the fact that it was  the property of these same -.employers  that they were called on to protect.  After this, say the men, "no more mi-  litia-for inc." Surely tho State Government ought to do something for  these men.  EAST. YALE ELECTION PETITION.  Mr. Edward John Tronson, of Vernon, has filed a. petition in the Supreme  Court against the election of Mr. Donald Graham for East Yale. Among  other i easons the petitioner states that  "certain, persons .voted at the .election  'who were not entitled-to vote; 'that  those persons, voted for Graham ; and  that the returning officer erroneously  received certain* ballot papers as votes  for the said Donald Graham which  were not marked according to law."  The petitioner also says that on a, scrutiny it will be found that the Hon. F.  G. Vernon was duly elected. .  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  In the Matter of the Estate of James  McTavish (Deceased).  "VTOT1CE is hereby given that all per-  J_N sons having any claim against  the estate of James jVfcTavish, late of  Revelstoke, West Kootenay, in the  -Province of British Columbia, carpenter, deceased, who died on or about the  tenth day of June, 1801, are hereby required on or before the tenth day of  October, 180-4,* to send by post prepaid  to the undersigned, John McTavish,  administrator of the said estate, the  full particulars of their claims, a statement of their accounts and the nature  of the securities (if any) held by them.  After the said tenth day of October,  1884, the said administrator will proceed to. distribute the assets of the said  estfite"'among the . parties entitled  thereto, having .regard' only to the  claims of which ; notice, shall then have  been received.' ���������  ���������'���������   ' ;  Dated this 8th day of August, 180J.  JOHN McTAVISH,  Meade post office, Michigan, U.S.A.,  Administrator.'  Execution of the Savary Island Mui^ '-  o ��������� ' derer. -   '"'  ��������� The following .telegram was received  by Sheriff Armstrong, of Westminster, on Tuesday afternoon from Ottawa : "To the sheriff of New Westminster : In the case of Hugh Lynn, scn-1  tenced to be hanged on tho "21th" Au'  gust, His'Excellencytthe Governor-Gen--*  eral has seen fit to order-that* the.'law  be allowed to take its course.'." Tho  jailer has also.been advised by.,tele?  graph and the usual letter is sent by  mail. Acknowledge. (Signed.)-- P;Pefc  letier, acting under Secretary of State. ���������  In 'accordance with', this, the ��������� execution took place yesterday.  Amongst the arrivals at Vancouver  on Tuesday was noticed Mr. "vV'.,Elson,  tlie populai-'conductorof the Mountain  Division between Kantlopps ,and..Donald., "'Mr. Elson will spend a few cTay's  of his well-carned"vacation in that city,  and is stopping at the Hotel Vancouver. ��������� .    '  A  WANTED.  RREWKRY  VVOItKMAK-  Alien, Revelstoke Brewery.  -Apply-O. II  FRUIT TREES, FLOWERS, ETC!  HAVING been appointed Solo Agent here for  BIIOWN mtOTHERS' Celebrated Nurseries, of Rochester, N.Y., and Kidgovillo, Ont.,  I beg to call the attention of intending purchasers to our extensive range of Fruit Trees,  otc. Prices very reasonable.  *, Revelstoke. Aug., 189JL      JOSEPH DUXX. '  TABLE  Showing tlie Dates and Places of Courts  of Assize, Nisi Prius, and Oyer and  Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery for tlie Year 1894.  "Nelson   'Donald   Clinton   Richfield...  Kamloops..  Vernon   Lytton   New Westminster..'.  Vaneonver.  Victoria'   Nanaiino...  Pall Assizes. *  . .Monday. .10th September  . .Monday... 17th September,  .Thursday. 20th September  ..Monday. .21th September  . .Monday.. 1st October,   ���������  , .Monday..St h October* -  ..Friday.- ..12th October  .Tuesday  .Mondav  .Tuesday  .Tuesday  'Special Assizes adjourned from the  Spring hy Mr. Justice Walkcm and  now fixed for these dates.  .01 h November  .12th November  ,2(tlh .November  .27t,h November  DO YOU WANT  Heavy Draft Hopscs ���������  Carriage Horses  Saddle or Pack Horses  Milch Cows  Beef Cattle  Oats or Wheat  Pressed Hay  '    Potatoes or Cabbage  Carrots or Onions ?  ADDRESS  W.J.  ARMSTRONG,  HIE  Hardwarejin & Stove Man  VERNON, B.C.,  or W. COWAN, Jtevelsiofce, B.C.  fft-PifcArV 1'J^G E 4.  THINGS SAID AND DONE ABOUT  TOWN. ' '     ,  [HY   DIOGH.N'US.] '  I see the deputy registrar-general has  taken the trouble to correct the. statement I made the ot bin-day that titles  to Revelstoke lots could now he registered. I am very much obliged to him.  I thought at the time'that it was too  important a question to be left foi' me  to publish to tbe community interested.  But1 all the same, T cannot see how it  was possible to avoid the mistake. The  ' gentleman who recorded the deeds in  the present insulnce believed as 1 did.  He thought tiie deeds were registered,  and sent away other deeds to property  he owns1 in tin1 townsite foi -egi-sira-  * tion. The deputy registi'ar-general''*  letter stated : "Sir,���������Your deeds have  now bee" rvrjitttavd, and the '.hari'e;-,  thereon are," etc.    I leave it with the  , public to judge whether 1 bad caii*-.e oi  not for saying "Revolstola.* titles can  - now be registered."       ��������� .  ���������       n i  I       ' ��������� I  While we are0all wailing for prosperity to strike .this town bow many  are doing anything to make tilings  better?, Let us look into some of tin-  primary catious ol' diilue.ss of trade and  scarcity of money. Of cv/.u'm.' tins town  does not .stand alone- in being short of  money just now. Tho'complaint prevails to a greater, or leaser extent in  'every town in the West, lint hero it  is aggravated by the foolishness and  greed of some smart Alecks who avo  always on the look out to get something for nothing.  "     " y      "v. '��������� ��������� *  ' , What is the cause of such stringency  in money a& is chroniem this town'?" 1  "think'the chief cause lies in the fact'  that so much money is .sent away out  of the town and so very little comes  back.. Of course this must always be  the case to 'a certain extent m non-  manufacturing towns. We do hot produce anything that we can exchange  for* money.1 We are buyers always,  never sellers.    While, we are the com-  '������������������ inercial centre of as rich a mining district as the world oyer saw, we are not  ��������� exporting a single pound of ore. *Tis  true tho gold mines up the Bend arc  putting out satisfactory quantities of  *��������� gold, which, in the absence of a Canadian mint, is sent oft' to San Francisco,  but the returns are confined to tlie  pockets of two or three individuals at  most, .and cannot be counted as an important factor ,in bringing money back  to the  town.     All  the money,  then,  ��������� which circulates here i.s derived from  three sources : ���������Government money  paid,out for labor on trails, etc.; the  ��������� monthly' wages paid to C. P. It. employes ; and the money spent at tho  hotels by visitors. Most of this money  is paid into the stores for goods, and  when enough is accumulated by the  merchants it is sent east for supplies to  replenish their stock. This money  never comes back again, and while the  stocks carried by the stores aro cousida  erably larger, yet the amount of ready  money circulating in the town is so  much the less.  /  1,  ti  mu  ���������*     ij f    \ 9      "3  ii     e *****  !Lw W.  1 f " 4'  OF SWANSEA AMD AVIUAN,  Analytical Chemist -and Assayer,  Accurate assays wade of all kinds of minerals, water, milk, etc.  'W  WHOLESALE DEALER IN  WINES,* LIQUORS AND- CIGARS.  P  r *"* ,.  ?J  ������nts'  PCTrj-R,   &  ELLS.  POST-OFFICE STORE.  uriiisiiings,  Patent Medicines  And TOILET ARTICLES of every description.,  J������3,-V ttj x, STOE1  33.J CI  tl  WHOLESALE AND 'RETAIL'  n's ao������* f  Lfa I 0  a   6. "ia  ;ai=3    t������<SKn  T  -:o:  :o:-  ) K F  '   a   ^ hum t  yearn a  J  < no  Specialty -:  sir  ,'������l'  aiRTS and SHOES.  N*BS3aFSr*ft  3  h>:  i,    I->'V    Ai  m ��������� M *$*  * YS'Z** A T "&*������  4  I>:  J G-SNERAL MERCHANDISE,  as *   ns^cv^o  IN OUR LINE Will BE PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  ^v^cra^cr&rwiJKaacr;=3zwaexar������,=REn=-i2*=  ���������JL   aC-T^L,**/^   \������*i   -A������J5 JLJ3 JLm      \^   ^mJ'     (-A3 a&j  THOSE WHO USED  i>L7'p  a.  For the Fly Pest last year will be.glad to learn that.it can be  Procured again this Season at "     .  THE    REVELStOkE*" PHARMACY.'  -tanrixrv mrjjn" jl-������i���������  I  THE SEASON FOR  ������"%������ ^=3 s^       JLvj %������  Ts.acram at hand  ���������fpa "^S -E������  oo'o.pooooooooooooooo'ooooooooooooooo, OOO  Y  ( 1 '  We'have a'complete stock of PAINTS, ready  mixed and ground in .oil. ' .Dry Paints.   White' Lead ���������  "        ,25 'and 501b. Irons.   Raw and Boiled-Lin-.'  . ���������    Walniit,-  Oak/Cherry and Mahogany  Fireproof" Faint^fbxuRoofs, 8zc.    Carriage,  Furniture 'and' Elastic' Oak- Varnish-1 ��������� Copal, Japan.  Dryers, &c, &c.   -'        , ' ���������.���������'''. ' ���������   ������������������  m 12 I  0060,  SS������>  Stains  25 cts. makes 5 gallons. ���������  NEW STOCK OP PERFUMES, SOAPS, TOOTE AND KAIK BRUSHES, ETC.  5 ,   ,  NOTARY   PUBLIC   '-   -  .REVELSTOKE,  B.C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker and G-eneral Com*  mission Agent.  -:o:  -:o:-  Of course the stoves pay out moncy  in wages and ot-lioi' things, which i^'no  small help to the town; hut wchavt'  some i)f*oiJk' living hoi'c who do. not  use the stores at all, but send away to  Toronto, or Montreal, or Vancouver, ur  San Fianeisco, or wherever they ran  get what they require cheapest. "With  those people it is "Every man for himself,"' but I question whether any man  doing business in a town can in the  long run ail'ord to overlook the local  stores and send away for his good* because he can get them cheaper. It  stands to reason that the local merchants would be unanimous on one  point���������that of boycotting the Ini-inc-s  of the man,who did it. 1 hear there  arc men in our mid?.; who-e only **x-  penditure in Llio (own i- i'or pnst.-n."'  stamps, and iIvm* 'they would wild  away for if any -aving could In* cHY'c ted  by mi doing. Now, I i*i<ii!"ii>l lh.il. a  iiDin who geU In- livli'i; from .* town  ought in .ill I'.iirrii-f to do hi- ���������,!i,*!:*'* t'i-  ward-~  fircul.il iii-'  ���������mni'  moil'y  is.   it.  Our iiieich'Mit -. '.'iwnt'_ to  liu   '"*���������'   ',.--  MVi-    I'l't'ltfli'    'hli.'--   ')'i   'be    '.   I'.,'-' ,  h.iV"-   l')   -<'ll   ib"i,   ,.'(.!��������� I-   .''   .'   m.i.',  pl'ii "   t ii*iii   I'Vi-.."    ii>,    ii, i   .   --,    ^   ���������   "  peopl'-i.'.ii.k i I,'-;'��������� h.i'i'ii ' >���������  ���������'  ���������!'  uui-  ab!.' r'*dii'' '��������� '.*i i'. i I'- i'i r Y" i>i, ������������������>��������� i." -*.;���������'  vi-iijiw,   (,i,i,'"'d   ijik.K    " v, "i "'   "���������''..' ,  , drug-, >���������!'������������������ -Did -1 ill ; ��������� n c_ t|i,,i c ���������!   in, .  lillb- pp.fit t" t In* ii t������*i'' '.   I'. 'b i-.,'i(' -  do  not  aiu.'y-  d"i;(.!-   p"<,i-pi r:l,'.     A - i  wage-  go   now  ii  n>-<- ;i w < >;*'^ i >n' i. .it) ;  nc'rly I he wholi'oi hi-i 'iniue,- ioliv.'  here, and   if   he  wi h"*-  I" I.ei-p .mi of]  <li>ht he liin-i   ("���������('lii'W  Ibi    .M'dur iive in- '  lluence of I lie li'ir-mniii wliilc. iheprin   |  of a .-ingle drink rvpi ��������� .-i-nl - ,i,!ino-l ,e,  much  ai   be   will  obtain for an boiir-i  woik.   Tbo-e who arc sending to ni her  places for th'*ir  goods sriy I hew woidd  be   no   necesiii.y for doing ������(> if   prices  were more reasonable here.    A went  comer, floing a  goorl   business  here,   1  am informed, imports nearly (be whole  of lii.s domcsLic supplies liom   Vancouver, saying prices here are "loo steep.*'  lie may be quite within  Iiim righM, but  1   fancy it will  piove   lo   lie a, -uicidal i  jioliey  for   a   man   who   sells   certain :  articles al the vary tip-lop prieo lo refuse   lo  deal   wilh  local   merchant s In ���������  cause they charge loo much.    'I h" wa\  some  people  look  at things is simply  astonishing.  . .   (C'o'idiii.'iwd on 'fxi.g>; ������������������'���������)  FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT'INSURANCE.  * (  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting & Trading Syndicate   *0*'  AGENT FOK THE, FOLLOWING TOWNSITES;  TROUT LAKE CITY," EVANSPOBT, KASLO CITY' MD NAKUSP.  WINDOW MASS AM SIZE M 'TO 88x48.  ER, FUSE"AND���������APS!'  JOWETT STEEL, BAR AUD FLAT IROM ALL SIZES.  I������EE   AMD   NAKUSP.  TUfTTOrr  X 1JX  sro' ahead]  "?  , j- ..���������>..  ."r.-it ;Vi:-  ^j\.���������m.-j.v,\  ..Jtl^.-I. '^^ iSA3 ���������,  .VT.i"Jl������fc-.-J--^W^-V.Ii*J���������'.W--    X.-  a  /  K    '������������������  ^'������������������fi^  j r  ,<��������� ^* a���������'  'O'"  kjjLt  TS-  "vs *���������>**���������<���������.  s if) c% '}-< C: 7  .*..  ���������j\)  :- A t..  ...-*. 1A  I'".'*  .a.     Xf ~-J w-  ~<  V-. f*\1'fi"   -*���������!- J-s  *s f~y  -: aA'.-n-r', r-  EiJTO'W  .n>  ".-/-*������������������  ���������~\.  ���������������->���������-,  I    :J.J  .si,.  ir;  i.J 'k-.'.l  th' y ,ir<- \nr vilr: ;tt  deau mxrkixia: diBt":  i_j  IUJY f'YVAN'SI'ORT J.OTS, b<-r,u!s<: t!  morlffjitt; [>i*if/'S fh'it ^hf'-n ill'- ris'- iii,lh''ir '.--ihi''  (.(���������iiu*) take, pincc, th**' prollt on your  invr* ,1-ik-iH  |   poi'tioiuitfi)   ,;i''''t.t.  IUJY   KOW, Ij-cans': it'is not intcnrlc-l y,  r,rfr*r  tii'--/  their j(rc:-,cnL low pric for  louo*, ri'i'i   yiiii   tria} as vvf  IjV th" rise   in oric '.'���������..  <-���������'/' r j w*  ,        _ , *' ' v  '.J*'"'-'' ^  "5 *  i if 11  ! ir.li iun ,|  i'i   !j'   f/i'o  '*     Lol ,     :l  !)' n' In  Lots- from''$25 to'$1.00.  ETr"!  TT  r^T" '*r> '"T/f-**,  CXYX^-'i."^.;;?,  '^A,"0"SE it is the metropolis of a district "whose  besides being" fabulously rich in Silver,  carry a larger percentage of GOLD than any  si"iver������.Ioaxl inines 'on the American continent.  BECAUSE nearly all the mines are within a 12-mile  townsite, and the routes to them all  Trout Lake Gity.  BECAUSE during* last winter several of the Lardeau'  mines wore being' steadily developed in spite of  the slump in silver, and large quantities of GOLD  ���������were taken out of Lardeau Creek within the limits  of the townsite.  Wi-A-.J  f"\ /"��������� 'Ti ~~TC*. "l'*fY' O.   "? 'J^f   , **^"'  t^  o  Price of Lots - Corners, $150;   Insides, $100.  AiMM.Y 'YCi H. ASHBY & Oo., Kaslo, or  <Jls> JOS...-* irSJa fiuci ,i?^2ai  st' rt m  g  ������K5������   '  BBtaamwuBWMa

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