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 ** *  /'   .���������  Vol. 5.���������No. 45.  REVELSTOKE.:       ,ST KOOTENAY,  B.C., FEBRUARY 25, 1899.  $2.00 a Year.  ,'-"���������"���������^T^RITISII C0LIA1B1A UP TO  Jy3 Date'' is how Julian Durham's  ,  ' newspaper letters are .styled,  unci under Mich Iin tie .--iecle title Revelsloke is described as a place "with a  population cif some -1200 and an altitude of 1(7,j feet." "Witl) all due deference to this' gifted, nulhcue.-s that  railway lime-table epigram does nut  do it justice, nor is it cor.-eel, lo say  lhat"itis chiefly as tlie gateway to  the. district where r Nelson, Rossland,  Tr-iiil and Slocan silver camps are  situated that Reveistoke now claims  pulilic attention." Such information  might, have been 'appropriate sonic*  years ago and given the then passing  pulhiian passenger some*  indefinite  or.  ,hazy,idea'of what the place  was,   but  applied to it now, or purporting  to  he  win   up-to-date   cle-ciiplion, Jt    is   inadequate and   incomplete,   if one.  may  be. allowed to'tcll'an aiillio'ress so.  It is, of course, quite proper'lo say*  'that Reveistoke  is   the  '-sratcwav'". to  " Sonth Kootenay, and that  the excellent' and ..expeditious    railway    and  steamer services (ovei; one of the   most  charming scenic routes on  the continent) ��������������� connecting    it    with,   all    the*  '  principal   towns   of   that,    section    is  certainly no, inconsiderable  feat a re in  ,its claim to  he considered  impoi taut;  i   lint, great a1"   are   the   advantages   of"  ���������' such connections ('���������good  connections"  - are always,usefiill'Revclstoke's tenure,  uf public attention would lie precarious, incteeel, if that weie its chief  claim- upon it. Under1 such circuui-  s'ta'nces it"would scion bei-onic  only  an  ' incident in the journey youth of some  up-to-date traveller'like J i.li.m - Durham, and entitled-to  no  more  notice,  ', perhap1-.   than   a    statement    of    its  ��������� populntion-ancl altitude.'  ? ���������.'    Reveistoke1 bas however claims upon  " public attention besides that; given   by  - "the connection there i.t tijie whole  : Kootenay system of railways , and  " steamers'with   that  great  li-.uisconti-  neiital highway-(he C. P. R, It bus a  trade mora profitable than thafcoof  transfer liade and a population ��������� too  numerous to subsist on that of the  traveller, though it, is not by any  -. means unimportant. Indeed the  business uf the, transient guest is so  ��������� well valued that it may be clcuibted if  '   there is  in  British   Columbia another  place of equal .Mze. in which can be had  so much comfortable hotel ac-c-ommo-  dation. Revelsloke has ,in fact much  to entitle it U> notice that should be  included in any description  of British  ��������� Columbia's towns and cities, it i.s the  chief town (it will soon be a city), of  the political division known as the  Reveistoke Riding of West Kootenay  (which polled more voles in the. 1SDS  election than did the Nelson'Riding)  and  which   includes   thc   Reveistoke,  / Illecillewaet. Xakusp, Trout Lake and  Lardeau mining divisions. To the  numerous mining camps of these  divisions and their1 many vigorous  young , towns (Albeit- Canyon, Illecillewaet, ' Arrowhead, Comaplix,  Thomson's Landing, Trout Lake, Ferguson, Nakusp and ��������� Burton City)  Reveistoke is capital and commercial  centre, and  there  is  no question   but  - that it is most suitably situated to be  tliesupplysource for the daily developing camps 'of recognised richness  which ar'e tiibntai-y to it.  Built upon a magnificent stretch of  level land, making such a townsite as  is not fo be found anywhere else in  Kootenay. at the second crossing of  the Columbia river by the Canadian  Pacilic Railway. Revel-tok'c occupies a  site all'iit'ding room for all the expansion that the importune* of its  position commercially and geographically may call upon it to iiidkc ,and  which is already^being felt. To the  north, into fanious'Iu'g Bend, it has a  navigable river route for about, ft'irty  rniles, and which with improvements  maybe carried twice as far. What  ���������that means with a developed' mining  country let the present condition of  South Kootenay say 'the development  of wliich was primaiily due to its  water-ways. It does not require much  imagination to one acquainted with  the huge and valuable ore deposits-of  Big-Bend to sec the steamer service  now being Organized to ply on the  Columbia river above Reveistoke supplemented by (he railway and both  engaged in developing a northern  trade that may event nally exceed in  value that of thc south as il there is a  railway i oiile anywhei e lo lhe golden  placers of the frozen licit I h that .would  "parallel a mineral belt almost the  entire way il will he found in the valley  of tho Coltimliia,- Canoe, Fraser and  Parsniprivcrs via Reveistoke. Though  the millions, of placer gold aheady  taken out'of this ,valley and' thu  modern quartz discoveries gives llie  suggestion more - than ; a fanciful  foundation it is befit-r left outside the  scope of this article which is meant ro  be eminently practical and truthful.  Tt is enough therefore to point' 'out  that with the already developing  portion of Big Bend steadily contributing to create Revelstoke's future  it is deserving of more public attention  than as a station on the,journey south  and may lightly enough claim a  northern door as well as a southern  "gateway." ���������     -"������"    -- ���������     - ���������  Before leaving thesj? cardinal points,  however/the importance of Reveistoke  to the local camps of Trout Lake and  Lardeau must be noticed.- A' northern  continuation of the Slocan, mountains,  (the Srflkirks) .these divisions contain  immense bodies of silver-lead ores of  vaiying richness and size. Considerable development has been clone and  many, mining investments made in  thohi but though se\re;ral shipments  netting geod returnsMiavc* been sent  out to turn the great value, of the ore  bodies to best account the present  facilities are to"'be'shortly improved  by extending the C. P. R. Arrowhead  branch around the North-East Arm  through the Trout Lake pass to tin-  head of Kootenay Lake. Then these  divisions, the trade of which is already  large*," will blossom as the. rose and  another great trade artery be opened  for Reveistoke. Besides this there are  too the camps at' Albert Canyon and  IllecillOwact and which being situated  upon the, main line are easily supplied  by Reveistoke through the fine facilities of the national'highway. Such  adviinUrge of position in connection  with a steadily developing mineral  country all about, it could not "remain  long undiscovered and consequently  tlie C. P. R. has there, concentrated a  nuniber-of ihiportaTit' interests which  materially assists its promise of permanency. , '     i  It is, however, with   the  mining in-  dtistry'and its progress that Reveistoke  .-is other Kootenay'towns is hopeful of  identifying itself and  ,in    which 'our  readers arc!1 most interested,   therefore  ashort review of the contiguous camps  will lie necessary.   Fiist, tliere  is Big  Bend:   All that portion  of East and  West Kootenay lying north of  the C.  P.  R.   line" between ' the   stations   of  Golden on the east and Reveistoke. on  the   west.     This   immense  triangular  area is mineralized throughout but up  to the present  the principal development has taken place on  the  western  slope'reached from'Reveistoke by river  unci road.    Here all along  the  tributaries of, "the, "great  Columbia, 'which  flows between   the Gold and   Selkirk  ranges" splendid   quartz  "discoveries  'nave recently been made.' At Lafonne  Creek,      Carries      Creek,1   .Keystone  Mountain, Standard Basin and Ground  ilog Basin numerous  properties  have  been  opened up  with   the   most    encouraging results.   The Carries  Creek  Company  have fiuther  proved   their  very valuable group and recent assays  from the Rosebery claim have gone as  high as $230 in  gold.    Lafonne  Creek  too has shewn some good  assays  and  the1 size" and  regularity  of  the- main  lead   is   there   something   wonderful.  Considerable work has again been -put  in on the great iron-cap  lead  on  Keystone,  and at Standard   Basin   some  splendid   copper    claims  ���������have    hee'n  located   and   opened.   ��������� Ground     Hog  Basin;   the  site   of   the   Orphan ' Boy  -claim has been further opened up and  splendid specimens of free-milling gold  have   been 'taken   from   some   of   its  quartz   cuts.     On  French  Creek  the  alluvial deposits  of Big Bend,   which  ate known to be  rich  and adapted to  hydratiliciue, are being tested and  the  French   Creek   Company   having   installed a splendid  plant there  had  a  h'tst   and   experimental  clean-up   last  season which  is    pronounced   to    be  pei fectly satisfactory.    The deep diggings too are  being operated  and arrangements are  being  made   for   the  working of the Ophir and Gold Stream  bed rock flume claims.   It is impossible  in the scope of one 'article  to give  all  the particulars showing  ihe prospects  of the country' but it  is safe   to   say  that   the   continued   discoveries    and  development,     and     the      increasing  interest in the mineral  wealth  of Biir  Bend gives healthy indication of there  soon   being   north   of   Reveistoke    a  district in noway inferior to any south  of   it.    What is  wanted  is   tran-por-  talion aud that is now being arranged  __. -_,-.     Jomination."  The Rev-lstoKe Hei-Klil still endeavors to make, a romance out of the1  election for North-EaM Kootenay. -We  e,  are now told  that-Mr.   Piowright,admits   that Mi*.  ForrrcslA  nomination  papers weie tendered to hini   as? election clerk "!."> minutes  before  the, hour  of closing of   nomination.     To  whom  did he admit it?"   We  made a point to  ascertain Mi.  Plow-right's  version and  he denies that   any   "such   nomination  was tendered lc. him as specified.-,T1.en  the Herald  savs  Mr.  Griffith  wafe   so  badly flustered that he forgot lo'sweary  Mr. Plowiiglij.   That is ..-ill  nonsense,  Mr. Plowright Knows the provisions of  the elections act well,  as  he  has-pre-  viou-h-and  most   efficiently acted', in  tips' capacity before.     The  usual  oath  was taken by him and the law provides  that lhat oath is sufficient, for him rto  act in the absense of lhe lelurning officer.���������Golden Era. -   *':    -  -    -A. :*'.' ������������������  To the Citizens of Reveistoke.  The business of the session will be  completed to-day and the lieutenant-  governor will prorogue the legislature  on,Monday. In accordance with'your  wishes expressed at public meetings  and otherwise for the incorporation of  Reveistoke I ,will lake the.' earliest  opportunity to urge upon the lieu-  tenant-governor-in-council the necessity of'at once issuing,a proclamation  fur the incorporation of the, city and  selection of a municipal board. ..  J. M. Ki-r.r.n--.  Victoria, B. C, Feb'.'&i, ISO!).  Summons  to  a   Person   Charged ivilh   an 'Indictable Djjensc:  i i ��������� i '* '  Mr. Turner's Waterloo.   ��������� .  Mr. Turner's constitutional resolution.  "Tint the course adopted by his honor  the lieutenant-governor, in dismissing  his late ministry was at variance with  the constitutional principles upon  which respnsible government should  be conducted," was under debate, all  Thursday afternoon in the house, and  was defeated at.6'"o'clock by a party  vote of 21 to 14. Two opposition member's were absent.        - ':  A GOOD START.      ,   f   ���������  Local Lodge of ,K.   of P. Instituted  This Week. .  c   The event of'the week in secret' society circles was th.; institution of  Gold Range Lodge No. 2(3. of Knights  of Pythias, anrl the installation, of its  first staff of ofliccr-s'on Thursday.' The  preliminary steps  Inwards' forming  this new lodge having been taken some  ago    and    a  Drawing Near.  The Reveistoke incorporation bill  w.is read a second time in the legislature Wednesday evening. Thc r'ni-  portnntdiiy when Reveistoke will take  charge of its own administrative-affairs  draws, near and this time it would, appear as if there was no recall. The  legislature will .likely, according to  accounts, prorogue bu Saturday and  any day after that may see the official,  proclamation issued that' puts the  reins iu the people's own hands. The  time,,, therefore, till .they are 'taken up  by-those elected to 'guide the civic  coach over the road of the future ' will  be but short and not .much time should  he .'.lost in selecting ~fit~And proper  persons for the, purpose. A mayor  and six aldirnien .are needed and  amongst the intelligent and, actiie  property holders of Reveistoke it  shouldciiot he difficult, to find meifwho  will agree to serve in 'the "public  interest on the first council.  ig   warrant  Co!Hiouetf<?ri'Pa_e2.  time  w n i-  having been- issued  ������   , i-, ���������  the instituting officer, Grand Alaster-  at-Arms J.L.Brown  of Kamloops, who  was com missioned  as grand chancellor.'assisted by Bros.  Miillery, Lad tier, MacKay, Myers,  Hume, Clark, Herchnier, Powers,"'Mc-  Crum, Boyd', Davies and- Bongard, cif  Primrose Lodge. Kamloops, attended  on the. day named'lu put the new  lodge on a working footing. The proceedings commenced in thc afternoon  at Tapping's old hall and was adjourned for an hour at 3.30 to allow for dinner. In the evening it reassembled  aud the interesting initiatory proceedings which required till early in", the  morning to complete, were only broken by an adjournment at. midnight  to the popular parlors*of the C, P. R.  Dining Hall, where .Bro. Savage  spread an.excellent repast, which.was  done full justice to by the assembled*  knights.  .The officers of the Reveistoke lodge  installed on TliursdayAte, D.D.G.C.O.,  ���������J. G. Allan: P.C.C.'s Bros. Allan,"Sav  age, Murray and Thompson; C. C, J.  Gill; V. 0.,"Dr. Cross; Prelate, B. R.  Campbell, AI. \L, J. G. Allan, M.( F.,  J. Savage: K. of R. S., W. Murray;  M."A��������� A. C. Thompson: M. W.. E.  Waterson: I. G^ A: Edgar; O. G., J.  Sullivan: grand lodge representatives,  Bro. J. G-. Allan, with alternate, A. C.  Thompson.  Four visiting brothers were also in  attendance, Bros. F. Sonnies, Darling,  Hall ei- and Crewdson.  The Kamloops contingent were voted by Ihe. local lodge* "a splendid  team,'" as jolly- as they were well  posted in their work, and the prospect  of meeting them again is looked forward to with interest. Tlie new lodge  starts out with a most encouraging  prospects of success in membership  and in officers aiid as the field for its  labors is a promising one its prospects'  should socui become, realization and  permanent prosperity.  ' ������ P. R. .Bridge Construction.'  Mr. Torn Kilpatrick, one of tlie  chiefs of the. bridge 'construction department of ,the C. P. R., was in  Golden this week. Mid Kilputrick's  jurisdiction has been extended- with  the change in the divisional, points.  Formerly his duties extended between  Donald'and Kamloops, down to '. Arrowhead, Shuswap and Okanagun- now-  they have 'been enlarged as far as  Laggan. The entire distance' now  under his charge is over 350 miles. In  the old country this would be considered a pretty,big stretch for .one individual to look after, aiul supervise. Mr.  Kilpatrick has been on a tour.', of in-,  spection as far as -Laggan, inspecting  the bridg.?s, and he found- all bridges  and trestles in good'condition.  ln recent years - there have been  great changes in tlie construction of  the bridges on the C. P. II. line', The  old wooden bridges have been replaced  by handsome anrl substantial iron and  steel constructions, and the. wooden  fabrics are gradually disappearing.  The. most, important one '-remaining is  the Ottertail bridge, the largest wooden  trestled bridge on the C. P. R. line,  and considerable reconstruction work  has been done on it during the past  few months. A new centre span has  been put in, and, the- approaches on  both'sides have been repaired. This  bridge so far as we can see is in a substantial condition. The C. P. It. company will tequire to face in, the near  future the, problem of having to either  replace this wooden - bridge with a  steel one, or divert-the line, so as to  escape this crossing over the Ottertail,  ���������either of which proceeding will be  rather costly.���������Miner  CORRESPONDENCE.  Read the Kootenay Mail.  All Increased Income. Tax.  Mr.  the  The finance minister, Hon,  Cotton, proposes to provide for  lossoii revenue expected by the abolishment of the mortgage tax and the tax  on wage workers in mines, by increasing the tax on incomes over 82,000  and increasing liquor license fees in  rural districts from S60 to S100.  , Hewitt Bostock, M. P.? and family  ha\e arrived at Ottawa and taken tip  residence on MacLaren St.  Manager Whyte of the C. P. R. says  in an inter*, iew that substantial im-  picnements will he. kept up right  through to the coast. Kew depots are  to be built at New AVestixiinster and  Sicamous and a number of wooden  bridges replaced ty'steel, i'i  Editor Maji.:  ' Dc*ar Srr:���������Permit me space to make  a few remarks respecting an article entitled an "Expensive Luxury, Etc.,  Etc., in the Trout Lake Topic and copied in the Herald of the 11th inst. As  I was on the ground and probably  know the facts of Ihe case better' tliaii  the tender-feet who are now digging up  these boneyards.  In the winter of 1891 Alessrs. AV. M.  Brown and II. A. Brown were sentdu  'delegates from Reveistoke to Alctoria.  to secure the appropi iation necessary  to build a wagon road to Trout Lake.  Tln-y arranged to have the road commence at the new whart at Lard en u  City. On their leturn a mass meeting  at Reveistoke endorsed the action of  the delegates and passed a resolution  that the work should be done by contract. Evan Johnson was the onlj. one  who spoke and voted against commencing at Lardeau. Mr. M. Beaton, who  was then at Reveistoke, published, a  protest in the Mail against the proposed terminus and work by contract  and H. A. Brown replied. As nearly  all the prospectors around Reveistoke  and Trout Lake were short of cash and  desired to earn money on the road to  enable them to hold on to their claims,  Beaton's letter seems to have produced  a complete change of feeling amongst  them. Another mass meeting was  called at Reveistoke, the first resolution was rescinded and a resolution  passed to do the work by day labor.  About three-fourths of the road was  built the first year.,by day labor, arid  probably cost  more   than   the   -work  done the second yeaiyby contract. But,  CANADA:  PltOVlXC'K OK BlUTlSH Coi.U.MlUA,  County of IvooLeiifiy.  i     ( i  To D.'Ji. Afh-iiin, o/'Xcrelvtokr: ,,  WHEREAS you have? this day been charged before the* .imdersiirned  Charles Lindmark, n Justice of the Peace in and for the said''County of Koot-  'enay, for lhat }*ou on eigbteenthinst., af Reveistoke unlawfully did publish in  a cei tain newspaper ^called "The Kootenay Mail" of which you am a proprietor  a defamatory libel on, of and concerning John D. Sibbald, well knowing the  same to be false, which libel was contained in the said newspajier^in.'an article  there in headed, "Questions and Answers," "Something for MidSibbald to  Explain," "Result of Challenges," and also in an editorial in said newspaper  commencing with the words "The Colonist savs Mr. Sibbald can rest content,"'  Ptc, and which libel, was written in ,the sense of imputing that said John D.  Sibbald was guilty of corruption in,the management of public moneys, lhat he  was.an incapable and inefficient, administrator, and that he was a man with a  blemished reputation and without'a character to maintain. ���������* -    -  ' ' ' "iii. r  These are therefore to command you, in Her-Majesty's.'name, lo be and  apppnr before me on Tuesday, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the Court  House, Reveistoke, or before such othei* Justice or Justices of the Peace for the-  j-i u  same County of Kootenay, ns shall then bo'there, to answer (o the said charge,  and to bo further dealt with according to law.   Herein fail not.  i r  i ' * *  GIVEN under my hand and seal, this twentieth 'day of Febru.-nw, in the  year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety- ,  [Seal] nine, at Reveistoke, in the Countv aforesaid.  "      "    c '  ��������� , .        C1IAS. F. LINDMARK,  ' '   r J. P.  ' * .  ously and said if for longer period  than one day would ask for bonds.1-'  Do you really insist���������on bonds, asked  Air, Murphy, and (ho reply being in  the affirmative, the jusfrccs decided  on an adjournment of three clays without recognizances, or a'week with personal recognizances entered into. ��������� Defendant decided upon ..the longer adjournment and entered into his per-  sonal recognizances ($500) to appear on  Tuesday next at the same hour.  In answer to the above the defendant  appearedobefore Justices of, the Peace  T. L. Haig unci C. Fv Lindmark' on,  Tuesday at 2 o'clock, and the charge  haying been read J. Murphy,, B.-A.,  said he represented defendant and  would ask for an adjournment/as the"  defendant had been served but. an hour  or- two and that he had been retained  since even then. J. M. Scott, of  White, Gwillim & Scott, for the complainant, opposed adjournment stren-  why, how, in the name of -common  sense; blame Air. Kellie or Mr. Graham  when the people in mass meeting assembled forced thc government to  commence the road at Lardeau and  perform the work by day labor. I am  still of the opinion that the day labor-  plan at that time was the best, for it  we as a community had had no chance  to make some money we would have  gone broke; besides we got the .money  nexfyear to complete the road.  About the 20th of May, 1S94, about.  100 men gathered at the he"-ad of the*  Attn anxious to commence work but  the government surveyor was detained  at Kamloops, so Air. J. D. Grahiin employed Air. AValtei* Henderson, D. L.  S., who laid out the road from Lardeau  to Thomson's and up the Big Hill.  Then the' engineer employed by thc  government (now the opposition) came  and practically took the matter out of  Air. Graham's and Mr. Henderson's  hands and partially built about one-  half mile of road that has never ,been  used. Air. Graham stopped work on  this road as soon as he* came down.  Mr. Kellie was absent from the district  when this piece of road was built and  knew nothing about it till it was  pointed out to him tliree months afterwards, so if anyone is to blame it is  our official of the late government  and still one of their supporters. I  would advise the Topic and Herald to  open ancient sores carefully lest the\*  injure their friends more than their  opponents.  Pionkisk.  Tuo-vaoN's Landing, Feb. 10th.  Read the Kootenay Mail.  Beef, iron and wine���������one of the  best things known as a tonic and  strengthener after la grippe���������Geo. F.  Curtis, The Druggist, Reveistoke  Station. , o  The building committee of the I. O.  O. F. have been instructed to secure  drawings, prepare specifications and  ask for tenders on a. brick veneer  building 33x63 outside measurement,  with 36 foot front elevation and flat  roof. Thc upper storey is to be devoted entirely to lodge purposes and  plans will cull for it to be plastered  throughout, with all accessories of a  proper lodge room,1 and  also  furnace.  heated' and electric 'lighted, ���������'���������  LOCAL AND PERSONAL BRIEFS  E. Syder*   went   back   to   duty   on  Monday.  .    -A       . .    "  Jas. AA*.' Arail is  visiting   for  a   few  days at the Halcyon Sanitarium.  Mr. arid Airs.  Buchanan   of  Carncs   '  Creek returned this week from Oregon.  AA'est Huron gave Holmes (liberal)  a majority of*200 over McLean (conservative).  / i .  . G. Schmock, F. McCarty's manager  at Trout Lake visited Reveistoke  Monday and Tuesday.  . Cod liver oil���������choice quantity of '  A 1 just received���������Geo. F. Curtis,  The Druggist, Reveistoke Station. o  Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Lcndruin, of  Ainsworth, are wintering at Santa  Monica, Cub, and miry return to Kootenay about April or May.  The funeral of the Robinson child  on Thursday was very well attended.  The,services were conducted by Rev.  Flewclling of Kamloops.  The Mail will, handle a complete  line of ca I end iirs for 1900 and all intending purchasers would do well to  give it a call.  . Place your orders foi 1900 calendars  with the Mail oflice. The productions  of some of the best eastern houses will  be handled by it. '  Mackenzie's cough balsam will cure  coughs each time��������� 50c. and 25c. per  bottle���������Geo. F. Curtis The Druggist,  Reveistoke Station, B. C. o  j. S. Clute of New AA'estrninstcr,  piciincial inspector of customs agencies  was in town Tuesday and AA'ednesday.  In spite of recent severe illness Mr.  Clute still looks hale and hearty.  Services at the Catholic church tomorrow as follows: Mass 10:30. Sermon text���������Yet 40 days and Xiniveh  shall be destroyed���������Jonah 3 4. Evening service, 7:30: Lecture on divorce  ���������AA'hat therefore God hath joined  together let no man mit asunder���������  Matthew 19-6.  O  The spring meeting of Kamloops  Presbytery takes place in Reveistoke,  the last occasion of meeting being in  Nelson. The first sederunt will be  held at the Presbyterian church Tuesday evening next at 7 o'clock. A  public meeting.on church matters will  likely be held Wedoesdty evening.  ������^l.giaig.|WH������JM!IM.W������)������i*l!������Btoi������������ittl(MIMIUllll������ THE KOOTENAY MAIL.
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tiblc rates and short ct nolie-e.
A0C0UNT.S for job iJi-iiilini-; 'or nclvcrli-iing
payable on the lii-st of c-vci-y.iiioiilli.
rOJtJ'KSPOXJ-KXClC on .'ill matters of local
or public interest inviled and carefully considered. j\1I eciiuiiitinic'i.lions to llie* lCditor
niti-t lie iiccoiniiiiiiieil by lhe n.iine of tlio
'urilc-r. not necc;.-s;u-ily for public.ition, but
ns an evidence of good fuilli.
" Aclclrc-.-.-,
'I'm-: Kootenay Mail.
ojievelsioke, B.C.
Tun'goveriiinent is making such a
recoid iii intioducing new legislation
that it will again need revised statutes
to-give them handy refer enc** fciiin.
��� Thc mineial' act it is proposed to
amend in se\eral important paiticul.us
such as making all free miners licenses'
expire on a gi\e,u day, gi\ing power lo
recover from a co owner by suit
in    cor.it   for    work      clone.     on    a
,-claim, and extending the time when
surveys may count for weak for
two years. It is also proposed fo give
.���Jl tlie; powers confei red   upon   a  gold
1  commissioner   in   relation  ,to   mineral
claims to   mining" recorders   hie their
respective territories.
"It'is   also   proposed   to   amend   the
municipal clauses, act   in   a   very   r'ui-
' -
porlant. pai'tiutiliir.     For tlio   purpo.es
of taxation, thc measure of iniprine-
niciifs shall bci thc cost c.f placing'' at
tlio timo of assessment such, improvements on'the land having regard c to
their then condition; the ineasuio.of
land shall be it1- actual cash value.
This distinction between land and improvements  is   a   step   in   progressho
politics that we*- are glad to see? .
 ^>         ,
Tin-: est in. ales for'tire ' fiscal year
ending Juno 1900 ha\o,been prese.nlcil
, to the house. The cstiniated revenue,
is ^1,0-19,989,, and the oxpoiidiluru
&],701,8.13 lea\ing."a shortage of $-1 I,-
SSi; not-half the averagec Turner
deficit, for the past tow j'ears, and demo
too with a most liberal appropriation
for public works., This riding of
Korth Kootenay has e*>ery loason lo
cbiigratulatc itself and its   member   at
for.    Willi r-i  steamer  service   on   Ihe
Columbia,   Bitr    Bend    will     not    be
long before   it  engages   tbe attention
of    the     railway     builder     and     *il-
r-eady     four     charter*-    are     ap)jlied
for.    Al Albert Canyon   Ihe  principal
woi lc was. of  course  the  operation  of
the Waverley .ind-Tj'mgier- properties.
Situated but 20 odd miles east' of Reveistoke, llii.- camp is wil bin c*a-*y reach
of a   good   supply   point,   and**' on   its
many valuable pi operties.'on the- North
Foik,   AI'iiosc x-iee.k,'Sih er creek  and
the   Canyon,    considerable    work   lias
bec;n done. 'The extensive operations
of the   AVuvoiley   .-ind   Tangier " were
wisely "cm tailed  thi--   suiiinier    (o   a
direct de\ elopinent  policy and current
report'says the Tangier  is  daily demonstrating its value.     The  company's
intention is   to  thoroughly  prove   the
mines and spend ibeir  money in doing
I that'.      There   are   1!)   claims   in''this
group  and   the   surface  showings on
.several justify expenditures.     Abo on
ihc-Noi-lh Fork the  lead, on'which .-ire
Incited   the   Sutton,   Big    Iiom,   and
other   claim-,, can,   be   followed,   it is
said, lo the Lunai k  group  in   lllecill.--
wael.    Nothing has been  done  em the
Lanark group  this  y.-ar,   lint il is said
by an officer;  of.   the   company   to   be
probable that this  year will again   see
this well  known   property  developed.
On the Bluebell in ! his division  a good
deal of work   has  Ikii'-ii  done and .the
Gladstone, Summit Lode,  lire  Donald,
Silvei Bow,   DnnVegan,   Altn.i,   Elizabeth, Annie and Free Coinage have all
the ear mark-, of good   propei lies.     It
need.*.,but' hall "the  attention of capital
now given  southern   camp**   to   bring
Albeit Cinvon and Illecilleivaet camps
actively before the   public  as  shippers
of well averaged silver and copper ore;
already   they , have   been   made from
three or four properties.     Illecillewaet
is a camp of   very  great  piomise  but
its cai'ce.1 h.is been much   hindered   by,
"mistakes, and by the  development   of
South cjlvoiiten.iy   camps < nearer-   the
American line'.    There are  signs, bow-
ever, of an awakening  iu I crest in this
premier mining camp of   IJ. ('.,  and  a
nun.her ��� of- bonds   h.-ive   lately   been
thcrc'and al   Albeit   Canyon   made   to
moneyed people.it   Rossland and Vancouver.    " , i-
.Sonth-e.!*t of. Revelsloke.* are the
local camps of bardc-aii and 'Trout
Luke, Ihe pi-ogres.-, of which have been
great indc-ed dm ing ISOS. So great
and'varied are the ininei.il lesoiirces
of these camps that it is now almost
certain that fin- (.'. P. 11. Arrowhead
branch will be 'continued , through,
them vja'Ti nut Lake {'iiy to the head
of Kootenay Lake, .and thus direct
Connect ii.n   will   be    given   with   tbe
mining interested public.    If would be
tedious to-.detail  all  the development
work done ou these claims and it must
do to  here, say  that although  affairs
generally   wc-rv y-juiet   in   Trout Lake
the year of 'OS more solid and  substantial deyelopmonf was done  than  ever
lief ore.      Everyone  there realizes the
immense saving in tr.insnortation that
a rail was* will bring aii(l,,'ai;e   getting
ready to u��c it.    It isa   good'ore  that
will stand $25 or  $SU a  ton  transportation charges,  and   I hough 'lhat  m.-iy
be taken as the average cost of getting
Trout Lake ores to dre'p   water at present,   several    shipments     have    been
made*, notably from    the   Silver   Cup,
Ethe],   Lade,'.-  Great     Northern   and
others..  There is simply no question of
the   value    of     Tiout 'Lake   mineral
bodies, and with a railway il, will  perhaps he greater I ban   the Slocan, for- il
has gold and ('upper claims'and values
of no mean  order.     The chief claim of
the camp is1 of course  the Silver  Cup,
and'   this   article     should   ste.p   long
enough  to   compliment   the, management of'D.  G.   McNeill,   under  whose
direction   it.  has  now af  considerable
depth, again,struck the lead with a i if-h
pay streak three feet  thick.     Samples
of (his strike will  average ,$lfl,j in gold
gold and silver,   and   actually   ran   as
high as $1000.     Air.   McNeill   recently'
slated that the value of   the ore  now
in sight will   approximate  a million of
dyllais.    The   Ethel   is another   claim
which has  attracted  considerable*  notice.    Discovered previous year, it, was
bonded last year for $10,000.   Two pie-
limin.-ii-y t untiels wovo  (ben   run cm it.
The vein'is reported,,'small but exceedingly rich,   and  the  owners  say   they
have now sacked some of   the richest
ore ever .brought  out   and  shipped   in
this district.      A.'fair   average   vah.ie
from assays obtained gives  SOO'oz. silver-, $,*j to $S in   gold   and  3'-pei    cent,
copper.    Picked specii'n.ins have run (o
3S22 os*. silver.     Thc  B.ulshol,' on   the
.great lime dyke, is another1 great property, extensively  developed   and   with
'iin extensive* ore*, bocly.^   The sensation,
too, made by the Ijitele Bios.' gold  discovery is stjll fresh ou the public mind,
Fmni_.-i shipment made  last   year  this
one netted the 'owners $2.".0   per   ton.
The Alpha group; A Vaguer- and Abbott
groups have  been   extensively opened
and   further  work   is   under  c-diisidei-
ation.    As.hcfore  staled,   Trout'  Luke
division i.s getting ready  foi   an   event,
which   means   everything   to   it   and
space will  not   allow  a  description  of
the preparation to   take  ad vantage  of
Highest market price* paid for all kinds of in.\v
furs. Shi], to me at once and oe convinced. I
Kivcii fair and square assortment and iniikii
prompt, returns on .ill consignments. Price
li-ts are misleading when market values are
cluiiiginf--. Keep posted by the returns you get
from '     ,, ,       ���
P. 0. "'ok fliil.
ardware !
And Tinsmithing
And get a bottle of,-Syrup  'of White Pine
���nnd Titr?   Only 25 cents per bottle.
Heavy Hardware
Ituriron and steel, 11.'ils mid  pupil per, chain nnd rope.
Shelf Hardware
l.neks  und   knobs,
butts, brackets.
hinges  and
House Furnishings
Stoves and tinware. -Tlie. largest
and best  slock id choose  from.
' Oranile, iron and tinware.
���   ' lUcC.-u-ty Block,        '���   ,
lievelstoliC Station, ,  -     Js. C.
W^asS^^^S^ ��-^2S-*gg)L<
Hack and Cough your Life Away
But just go down to the
t St.", Reveistoke," *   -
. -       *���       u   .
11      I.        - 1 (j
-"-���      - -    " '.PROPRIETOR
Best $1 a day house in town"     White lbaour only
 , ' i_y_
The bar is supplied .with the best brands of wines,  liquors aiid
J. V. PERKS, Manager.
, fa
Crov. 's .Xe.st, Pass and other i.-iilw.iy
systems converging oil* Kootenay Lake
In L.ude.iu more work Iris been- clone
la.st year tli.nr, altogether In.'i elofore,.
a'nd a nu'iiber of good groups have
been, bonded. The -Mohawk group
U as bonded lor !*��� 150,000 last summer
lo Mr. Beer, of Ne'iMiu, and considerable woi k has been done, chiefly on
the le'.-iti ice claim. Some tiial- ore
shipment-, have already been made,
giving ver.y i^iod   letuiu.-,   and   there
the recognition it has received in these
estimates. ' AA'ith J? 10,000 fcr river are now *..-icrnI'hundred ,ton.*, on ihe
bank woik and 822,000 for roads and ! '����������P- Th'' Andean-Goldsmith Co.,
biidgcs, besides  school   iinpnneuieiits.
! of  Rossi.,ml, h.iye"al
j cr t v on Pool creek.
���o purchased prop-
T,h.e.y,  'to.'.,   have
UiCviAtuko Riding may well  say   that
it has found a government   that
due regard to public   ocoiiciny   i
ministration provides liberally   for  its,
needs.    Tbe dispatch and munificence
of its liver bank vote is especially   an- . L...t.,,k ,,,���.,..,,,. !>(lllll,  ^Audid   pmpc-r-
.preciatnl and it is pleasant to be  able J t.rti<*�� and   th;.u_-l. nut -yet developed
it. The whole camp is alive- to its opportunity and pro.spectiye future, and
1S90 will probably see the dawning cii'
this new era us. alrt-ady word is current,
c.f railway 'construction. For a more
detailed description of Trout Lake
pioperties, towns, etc.,,. our readers
may well be referred ton recent pamphlet, issued by the local newspaper,
fhe Trout Lake Topic.
"( This completes the notice of North
Kootenay Camps imd tlieir common
centre, Reveistoke, and slim I and' incomplete as it most undoi;bledl\ is, it
oll'ers most convincing proof ol the importance 'of both���an importance
which should not be overlooked in any
description of British Columbia up-to-
dune a i.irgc amount of w ca k ami have | j?
with i on (he Ib iiiiswii-k a very   line showing [ ^
of   ad-I of   hinh   crude   on*..-    The   .Moscow! ' &
' Glacier. Agues, and Hunter and Trap- i fi*
(ii;r al'e all   amongst   the   good   prop- , ^
ertieseui Pool  ctiek.'    On   Lexinuton    9
e^S..-%^^.<fV%^. ^ ^^V^^%^.
A Quartette
V. Hi's       1>      ploUIIM
,1 u-"i -1  d'-al   of
to say that we do not   in   this   matter j cou-iiler-AK
have   to    repeat   our    con.tcmpi.mry's | '*nyd c
, ' ,  ,   i        i    . '        put   i:i   this   V.-.U-  up..n tiie (ileticu v
reniaik���--one must- take what one can ' '    . .  ,   ' .. :
i and    i   i.;,il   o;.>   .-mpn.i-i.t  was n;,id<
gel" c-tc. ���i'llade when the late govern- ��� j,.^ , ,|* (c) {.,,t ^.o,yiU,Vi    j\M
iiient   turned, ils   active,   attention   to '(.'ini-f !:..'- ai
this i\ork and contiibutod its mite.
On 'X
1'j:atixo with thc cost ut pr-o\incial
education'in his budget speech ihe
finance minister pointed out that this | "[���'y "
\e.\r the est is .^-'IO-I.o'jO. that the
cliaree is increasing ten per" cent, mi
throatc-irs to swamp the finances c-f
tiie pro\ ince unless'some difleienr. ar-
ratigeinents are made. Dili'eient ar-
i-.::''_'eiiieiit's mean--, no rloulit mtinicip.-.i
AVhile on si-h.,nl mat tei s we might
poiiil out r,h.it the grant of -A.000 in
thi* win's e*tim.itr-s for a *i.-hooi a.l-
dttiorr will hut build auoilier w. odeii
\m'ii^ and-spn* id i he; alieidy semi-
di-t.tciied building c\er stiil uicae
i'i'ju.'id. It would have been much
bitt'i-to   hive   hist   year,    when    ihe
Tlie  thief who steals
Tour Pnr.se
Your Time
Your, Reputation
Your Health.
The last .caji-J..1  cought   by*
Fresh p;roce*ries,   canned   p*ood.s��� and  fruits.
' ,        ,.,.''���'
Norway   salt, '.herrings     and ' stockfish ' at
' -__._=E'ijiDsr"/_B -do'.
, i        ,' ���*
All kinds   of fresh veo*etables.    'oPhiiii'  and    .
fancy crockery at moderate prices.?    Orders'
by mail promptly attended to. ;���
This space is reserved for tho
limited, Comaplix, 13. C, li. Tapping,   agent,   Reveistoke, ,E.   C.
A boitie ('(��� which will cure
your cough oi cold ere youi'
h-.iHh is epiile gone.  Scfiiie*
irom   any
��� a bottle.
ov.- Kca.cly-_~vam��aa5>fiSi^
..ou I'umeut was particuhirly gene.i
s.-*cuied.i  grant   for   a   suitable
liiiilding aiul it might of:
ti v anii do so vet.
la ick !
"l'-Mlllpl"ll- (i'l    t In
. **!.ip-l|i lit   ['11   Mil;
��� ' ie :���    i.iipoi tun.I -i
I..I..-H t o (1,1.1" upon il. i
i-Ah i i vi-'�� ii.i- i,.,.in  sii,-,\ni   of L,ir-i
dean di*. is:o.i, >-, ,11 '..!ilt;:i   a   ye,.r  be ,i .
L.t'op oi' en-I'l.-i-ible ii-puie   and with j
,i r.iilrc id io )'. ed   to  ils   progr.'-s   uill
b.- m.ii ', elie.'l-, ,i-  i1  h inn*t i'.i-.y nl ,ic-
c'-s,.     Tlie!   .Ills ..ie  all    luge   .lll.'l    t h��- '
i.ilhe-. ;,"od, .'.iKt   e*. -r1, t iiing   ]iiiiiur-es
it n !ii illi i.it  lul ore. .      |
Ti out !j A-* i - .unit hei f.ui.p .if whu h
Willi ai
. !_^��_i IT-LI C<
, Y ap-' a
���   ' ���   Published hy
The Kootenay -Mail, Reveistoke
������ j
The only complete map of the great Fish Creek Camp.
The only   published0 map   of thc   Fish   Creek Country.
i i
B. G: Directory
AVhulosjilo dealers in *   o
vines,-'Iippst and Cigars.
Agents  for   the   Karn  Pianos, and   remember Karn  is  Kin��\
A large stock of
Cleveland and-Bran tf or d ���
Go wan Block,
I  i\'e\ el-lol.e in s ei
advisable   in    ,..,   ii.sif.i
| hit lii-rto b
! it, .ciiil n ..
away ; ai-.it.-d b-
The at tf.i le-v-gcneral's bill to do
with thc A\' months residence in order
to become, a barrister in   the   province
has ()���,!!��� c-ndorseinerit.     The newspaper
' or other business,' or   cif-n   the   woilc-
iiiL.'in.i'i, is  not   jirolectefJ   by    such    a
clause, s'j why the lawyee.   This clause
doesn't as f��i as we car1 see go torii.'ikc.
auvbettei  bar talent and   would   lend
to keep good men fait of   the:   country
who could not afFord   lo   throw   away
six monllis of active practice',
hopeful   .Mill jit DU-1.
, .ok! (Icvi'lripiiiciii ha*, ini;
���en cli.s ']y i on :u'i ii.,l nil h
n . Iii; li pi,i' e it .s onl;, -"p-
I    j .III ie \    ol   s 'III" sj;.;   (,|- sn
iniir-.    it, mill''    .ii-'-  v. ell open, -da ml
if public s|,uii]i:io,\   .mil s|ir-h ii.uiic.s ,L-
?ublishcd Aim-uilly
Tin l.u y. si ,n,d
i ci i-.ry y.-t pu!
('..hi.iibi.i. A
pages of ,
:..isr   complete di- '
i-ln d   lor   iJrili-h
',-,',iiiis   f.vi'i'   3i,(/j !
(J idsho!, fll.if L
i oup,   W.i^i i-i
t he Hilvei  ("up. Sun -'.'I
I'i inc.-,   .'liiii !,    '. i'l ���
and    Al.l),.!l     i.'1'.'ips.
(beat    ."'-."iii I li"i-ii    gioap,     Holy    .Musi.,
gioup,   ."..pp. r   ''.I'-cn,    Piodig.il   .ind
D.ivey uionp-, Molly M.id.   and   Hinn
|.il;;c-, F1!.; c ��� I-. Ili.i uioiid,    fell ie, A mei i-
.i.    J.   -<, ^ V
i! t h��> hit-'sf infoi matiou.
Furniture and
Repairing and Upholstering Done.
W.uf Imiisc ill r.oniiccfioii l"(.i-htoniKe
of f.-uiiily mid'.tl.ci-fiiniitiii'c, tninks,
ct'-., .it nioiillily or oilier riili'n.
A^'--iits for Kiij-kioii'I S'-wIiik "U.-icliiiic-".
Reveistoke Station, B.C.
.Dray in;
Delivered  in any part of
1 the town.
J. O. Hutchison
can,    Alice,
Tu be ol.l,fined from 11.'1  dii-'ctoi
office*. \"i( loi ia, I tie agi-nl -, or
P.O. Box 885,
ll i iiuor I:bin n '
gioiip and Cniyo'i fi.'.-k gioup, Mabel |
j gioup, Kuipi.e, and ,. lum.bi-i of otl..-i-.s   tt^     jl, -.-��,.: Q .
j are "irll   faiuiliiu-  .more: or   less "to. tho |   * A.\sb\J.l l<ky    "
liarrister, Solicitor,
Ol'FfCI-;  CoW'i'.N   fiLOCK,
HeVelstokc - fjospital.
iMateriiity ward iu connection.
Vaccine kepton hand ....
Tim. MoKcohnic and Jeffs,  -   Attendants.
Painter and Decorator.
Graining, Carriage Painting and Paper
Wholesale and Retail;
McKcnzIo Avcnuo,
Milk Cows; Saddle, Pack,
Driving and Draught
Reveistoke Station, B.C.
Read the Kootenay Mail, ! w'  THE KOOTENAY MAIL  ��������� j3"  TIIE SPBCTBE OF TUB REAL  ,   UY THOS. HA HI) Y  (Continued from Last Week.)  passed on till tbey faded away into a  row  ���������of blac-k dot-.  Suddenly tlie plovers rose into the ah',  utteri;ii; their customary wails, and-ciis-  piT-siiiij; like a ������rcju]) otstars from a rocket,;  .'ii. you iiiii,.,t, ''ave done ic less cruelly!"  '���������\YiU you be at the door?"    '  '���������J must. J .suppose.! - -- lOon'r tell  him lithe���������before; thc-.e *'.eor.le! Id will be  Eiic-ii aa ,-i������;oi!i/.iiij. disturbance That���������"  "(Jf c-ottr-o I sli-.n't.   He tlic-i-e:.**  Tiii-: w.i, all tliey could .say. .Lord P.irk-  Inu-s! c-niiie foi wavd, anil observing to  Din-rant: "The-}- are wanting you for  b zicjiic,'' sat down beside Ro.vily.~~  , She bad inte-ncled to w home early,'and  went, even 'earlier I linn  .she had pliimif-el.  ���������.u i j  . :���������:... Knows an;  ���������'There's tlie door-bell!',' IHosnlysexcI'inn-  ed, with jihtart/ "That's he, Jen-certain!".  Is my ban- untidy, Jane:-' I've'been rumpling it awfully, leaning back on the* cushion.-. And do see if my <<own is all ritdit  at, the back���������it never did lit well."  '   '      ,      CIIAPTEK   V��������� CoXTl\r--|>,  The* butler 'luiiy open thc folding doors  and niiiiotince'il in the voice of a man who  fell. thai, it w.-e, quite lime Cor this nou-  ' sense of calling to be put an end to  by the iiiciri; c-oinnact iiiTiuigonrent of the  , iiioi-row:  ��������� "Lord ]'ii);khur.st!-'  ���������     ,     ,  A man of middle   size;   ivilh  a fair and  plea-ant face, and ' iO rather  short' heard,  c-iileivd  the room.    His blue-eyes .smiled  '    rather than liis lips as  lie  took���������t!ieJ.ii!4ec  ,   hand ol his hostess in his own with (he air  of on-j  verging on   proprietorship ol   the  same,' and  said:    ".Vow.   cliirlinj.',   about  what we,have tb settle before  iiioriiin.i;! I  have c-oiiici entirely on business, as yon per-  .   ceivo." ' ,   * tt  Hlos'alys merely smiled   upatliim.   Mi-.s'  Je'iiiings lelt the room and Hci'-alr"-. sailor  silently kissed audacbniired liisbethroJhecl,'  till be,cciminueil:  1 >   "Ali���������my beautiful one!   I have nothing  io yiyc you in return  for tlie   i in measurable. 1:1ft you are about to bestow on', ine���������  excepting  such  love  as 11b man ever fe.lt  1 before!     I almost, wish you were not quit-.1  sc'j-oo:l. and perfect, a'ircl innocent as you,  arc!  - And. 1 wish you were a poorer woman���������:is  poor".-is   I���������and   bad   no lovely  be'iie si-.c-h as thi--.     To, think  you   have  kept yourself from all other men for '.such  .  an unworthy fellow a-, nie!"  Rosalys looked away from him -ilniijr the  gi-sbn vistas of chestnuts and beeches  stretching far down. outside the windows. '  ' "Oswa'.d���������I know how much you care  for- me. and that is why I���������hope you won't  be di.sa;*p(iii)led���������after vou have taken.me  to-morrow fo.- good and all! 1 wonder if  I shall hinder and hamper you in your,  profession? Perhaps you ought to marry  a girl .much younger than yourself���������your  iK'.ti'.re is so young���������not a maturing wo-  1111m like. ine. ' ������A '  For all iiiiawei- be smiled at her with  the confiding, fearle.ss yaxe that,,the  loved.  , .  Lord P.-irkhurst stayed on through a  paradisaical hour till -Miss Jennings came  10 tell them iliac tea, was in^tho library'.'  Presently .tliev were i-einitrdrd by Hie  snuie faitlifiil relative and depeiidontdhat  0:1 that evening ofall eyenings they had  promised to drive' across to the house of  Col. Lacy, Lord Parkliur������t'.s uncle, andr  o-ieof llojiilis1 iieiu- neighbors, ,and dine'  there quietly with two or three intimate  friends.1  ���������     -       .     CUAPTF.V-: VI.  When llosalys entered Col. .Lacy'sdraw-  ing-rSom before dinner,   the   eyes   01 the  few guests assembled liicra .were  n.itural-  ly enough fixed upon her.  '"Uy Jove. slfc's berter loiking Hian  ever��������� rhoiurh she's not more 1 lian a year"  or two under thirty!" whispered young  Lacy to a man standing in the shadow behind a high lamp.  The person addi-eps-cd started,   and did  no; answer for 11 moment.   Then lie laughed and said, forcedly:  "'Yes. wondei-liil   for  her age. she cer-  ������    tiiinly is," .  As he spoke his hostess, a fat. and gonial  lady, came blandly towards him. =��������� ��������� '  ".Mr.  Dun-nut.   I'm   so sorry we've no  lady for you to take; in to-night.   One or  ���������     two people have thrown its over.   I  want  to introduce you to Miss Ambrose.   Isn't  ' Bhe  lovely?   O.   how   stupid    r.  am!   Of  course you grew up in thi-, neighborhood,  .'and must have known all about her .-as a  girl."  Jim DutT.-uitrit was. in the floslu once  thc soldier, now the "traveler and explorer" of the little known interior of' Asiatic  countries: to use the words in which he  described himself. His foreign-looking  and sun-dried face was rather pale and set  ��������� ns lie walked last mio tbe ciiinng-rooni  with young Lacy. Ho had only arrived on  that day at a,'hotel in the nearest town,  where he had been accidentally met anil  recognized by thai young man. and asked  to dinner ofi! hand.  Smiling and apparently unconscious lie  sat down on the. left side of his hostess,  . talking calmly to her aud across the table  to the one or two he knew. Rosalys heard  bis voice as the phantom of a dead sound  mingling with the usual trivial words and  light laughter oC tlie ivst, Lord Pat-klmrst's  conversation about Egyptian finance, and  "Mrs. Lacy's platitudes about tlie home  rule question, as if.she were living through  a curiously incoherent dream.  Suddenly during tlie"progress of tlie dinner Mrs.1 Lacy looked across with a glance  of solicitude towards the other end of the  table and said, in it low voice:  "I am afraid Miss Ambrose is rather  overstrained���������as sire naturally may be.  Sho looks >o white and tired. Do yon  think, Parkliui-st, that she finds this room  too hot? I will have the window opened,  at the.top."  "Shu does look pale," Lord Parkhur.st  murmured, and as he spoke glanced anxiously and tenderly -toward his betrothed.  "I think, too. she has a little overtaxed  herself���������she don't usually get so white as  this.''.  Rosalys felt his eyes upon her, looked  across at him and .smiled strangely.  "When dinner was ended Hosiilys still  'seemed nob quite herself, whereupon she  was taken in hand by her good and fussy  hostess; sal-volatile was brought., and she  was given the most comfortable chair and  the largest cushions the house afforded.  It seemed to Rosalys as if hours had  .elapsed before th'e men joined the ladies,  .ind there came that general moving of  place-, like the shuffling of a pack of cards.  She heard Jim's, voice speaking close to her  ear:  ������������������  '"I want to have a word with you."  "I can't!" sli'e faltered.  "Did vou gut my letter?"  "No,"-.aie"   '  this,  f i:e-ii  .Jim's   letter  awailing her.  As  soon as, she bad got upstairs  and  flipped into lior dressing gown, had di--'  'patched her 11'iaid and ascertained-that all  tlie  household had retired, she  read  her  husband's note, which briefly inforiiieiblK-r^  that 'he had led an adveiiuiroii.s life since'  they had parted, and hacj conn; back to see  if sho weie living, when lie Midden Iy heard  that; she* was going vto be married."  Then  ]!osa!ys sat, down  at.  her   writing, lai.Ic"  to begin somehow a letter to  Lord "Pai k-  hurst.     To write 'that was an imjierativo  duty,'before she slept.    It nee'J not- be said  that  awful, indeed,  to her wa*, its object,  the letting Lord P.-irkbiu-st know that she  bad a husband, and had seen him that day,  lint she could notshape a single lj'ne, aiid  Alio'VlMoned aspect that she would'wea'r in  !his eyes, as soon as he learned the truth ol.  her history, \vas so terrible to her that, she  burst into hy'sterical'sobbing over tlie paper 1lis she sat.  The clock crept on to twelve before  IiUsKly.s had written a word. The labor  seuiind Herculean���������insuperable. "Why  had she not t'jlel him face to f.it-e;-  Twelve o'clock it was. and nolliing,("toiio:  aiid controlling her.selt a-^ w;y*.iieii'' can  wbeii'they must,, she went .dow'u to tiie  door? ' So't'rly opening it a little way sin;  saw against' tho iron gate inunediarely  without it the form of her tyisband, ,I:tn  Durrant���������upon tho whole much tlie s,.we  form that she had known eiidit yame  ago.  .''Here I am," said he.  "Yes," said she.  '"Open this iron thing.''     ' o  A momentary feeling of aver-ion caused  her to hesitate. o  "Do you hear���������do you mean to say���������  Rosalys!" he began. ���������   ',  "No���������no. Of course I will!" ������he opened  the grille and lie came up and touched her  hand lightly.  ."Kissing not allowed, I .suppose,'' he observed with mock solemnity, "in view of  the fact' that you arc to bo married r,o-  morrow?"        , '  "You know better?" she said. "Of couise  I'm iiot, going to commit bigamy. The  wedding te not to ho."    . ,  "Have you explained it to him?"  "N���������no���������not yet.   I was just writing it  when���������"'  "Ha���������you haven't. Good: "Woma:.':*  way. Shall I give him a friendly call',0-  moi-row morning?-,'  "O uqj.ikj���������let me do it!" .she implored.  "1 love him so well."  ������������������That's a pleasant remark to make . tc a  husband!" ' ���������  -  "Well���������that was my feeling: I inay,as  well bo honest! I didn't, know you were  coming back any more; .'ind you yourself  suggested that ] might'be able' to remarry!" ' - ' ���������> ' .  "You'd better do it���������1 shan't tell.     And  !<*:��������� i,L-  thing oi be  ������������������When���������did \ or. p.ut fiv'.m he.-?"'  ���������'Weil, iji'-oi.r.-^. :\i b.'v.i*.;.';!-: time."'  l'cis-i!ys lid,-,-,.,: b.r c-.i" r.u'.iin-,:, tiie door-  Way.    "O���������U���������\, i ;.'. *:i ire   J clone?   "What  a foeil, what  a   wed: fooi!"   s'n-   moaned.  '���������0.. <i������\-ay fr.ijn i.k-���������-.jo .-;-.-.ay!'",  Jim -.v.-isiiliiju,t dis-'-,-������������������.d when he.saw  the distortion of .:. :��������� ,..-,ie,izjd fare.  ow. why '-li.j|-,hj jou i^ke on like  li'lien.-"-. lii.i'.ii.g iii it. People do  thing-i. Living in a -prim society  lure you don't know how the world goes  on!''  ,   "O, but  io iliuik, it didn't ocL-iir tome  that Ihe .-on of in.;-*.���������"  Jim. rh.r.u-ii anxici-,, .s������rir.i-ii t-'.iwakeit  tf) soiiiethiug !>iun,1.���������.-... bi the siiuiuion',  ������������������uid'vy.nt-d a muiiiwisaiy thru-klc. "Well,  it is iv.iiie:- fnany th.i' 1 sbould have let it  out.    Ii'ut'still������������������'*-'   , 1 1  r. .''���������Don't  ni-ike  a dei-p  wrong deep;u- by  criieldeviiy.    f'o away!"  "You'll Pi- in ii b.-rr-. r v.\t.o-\ to i:ie.*nw,  mark ine-: .-mil thi,:i i'i! tell you all iny  history.   Thcrai-Tin i-'iiiic:   Au ivvoir!"  Jlil(lis|ij..1*cai-,(1diii!di-rl)ictiees. Rosalvs,  i-f.ii-hig(li������->-s.df, .{-losudBthc- g.-i'c: ;ind iast-  ened rhc-dooi. and sit dm.-n in one of lhe  Hie had fhaii-s^hc-r teeHi-sii.u liAn, and  lx-rljuli-hands cK-.i'-htd. A\'heii "s!iu had  pas-cd this ino'jil.--i.;i! (.i-i-turiii'd upstairs,  she iVLMi'ded I iie s:,i;r- of her ro;ji:i sadly,  ami beiji .-i-.'ain ov,<i- b, r wriiing-table,  miirniiiriu';: "O how weak, how wiak  wa,l!"' t, ^  But in-a few minute- k!u* fnund hcrwlf  nerved' to an uiic-xpceted and passionate  vAor 'of action, and bemm writing her'  letter lo.Lerd I'.irl'.ieu-1 with great l.ipid-  ��������� ty. Sl'teet aftL-r sheet she filled, .-md having read nhi-in river,,.she Aiioc-d up lhe  letter niid placi"! it., on the nmitlojiicce to  be gix'en to Si <gr'oo:i> and di.-i.alched by  h.'Uid.-issiwn as the morning was.11 little  ftirrhei'-adviiiiceil. "   ���������   ''  >\'itl. cold feet and a lyirning head she  flung hei-seli upon 'the beer just as she was,  and waited for the day w';hont the power  to sleep. Wlityi she had' lain nearly two  hoiux.nnd the moi-iiiiig.li.-icl crept in, and  she could heiir from the direction of the  stables that the men wire astir, she rang  ���������for her maid, and raking tlie lettei-'in her  hand stood with it in an attitude of suspense as the woman entered. The latter-  looked full of intelligence.     ���������  "Are  any  of  the  men  about?" asked  Rosalys. . ,  ��������� "Yes, ma'am. Tliere have-been such an  accident in thc Jfeads this past bi-^ht���������  about half a mik* down tbo river���������and  Jones run up from the lodge   to   call* for  Fred Robinson, Proprietor.  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Finishing*  UT RATES FOB: SPOT CASH-  A Gold Brick!  Nut the "fake" gyld brick which  you liave all heard so much of  but a brick liiado of clay which is  worth its'weight in t'old.  _si!;!i'i<K-_a~siirui(i>i-^^n![nMi;s3Z-Briiti!nii-S5_9iiiniii(ii-___!tiiMii!ii en sit:  help quite early; and Dc  went as soon' as thoy  'gentleman drowned- v������.  r^ton iind Peters  were dressed. A  1���������ii."-* Mr. Jitinos  (To lie Continued.)  if anybody else did, the punishment is not  heavy nowadays. 'Tlie judues are beginning to'discountenance inffirmors on previous marriages, if tlie new-assorted parlies themselves aro satisfied 'to , forget  them."  "Don't insult mo so. You've not forgotten how to do6t!iat iu all these years!"  'There was a silence, in which she with  passive gloom regarded tlio familiar scene  before her. The inquisitive jays, the pensive wood-dovos, that lodged at their case  thereabouts, ;is if knowing that their proprietor was a gunless woman, all slept  c.dmly, and not a creature was conscious  of the presence of these .two but a little-  squirrel they had disturbed ,i 11 a beech  near tlio shady wall. Durrant remained  gazing at lior; then ho spoke, in ii'changed  and richer.voice:  "Rosalys!" ,' '  She looked vaguely at his face without  answering. ' - -'  "I-low pretty you look in this starlight���������  much,as j-ou did when we used to meet  here nine or ten vears a:  "Ah! But���������"  ,Tlie sentence was broken by his abrupt  movement forward. Ho seized her lirmly  in his arms, and kissed her before sho was  aware. . ��������� ,  "Don't���������don't!" she said, struggling.  ^"Why:-"  "1 don't like you���������I don't like ycui!"  ."Yv'ltat rot! Yes, you do! Come���������damn  you, dear��������� put. tip your bice as'you used  to! Now. I'm'not going off in a huff���������I'm  determined 1 won't: nor shall you either!  '*" *��������� " Let me sit down in your'hall, or,  somewhere," Rosalys] I've come a long  way to-day, and I'm tired. And after  eight years!*'  "I don't know what to say to it���������there's  no light downstairs! The servants may  hear its, top���������it is not so very late."  "We can whisper. And suppose they  do?   They must know to-morrow."  :*he gasped a sigh; and preceded him in  through tho door: and the innocent squirrel saw nothing more.  -?o!'  .?, ;"-A, ,-;--~~--''-_,i-*, v - -  qKALKlD'TEXDKR.** aucb-ossc'd to the uiiiler-  1J MKiicvi and iiKli.r.-ed "Tendeis for Xie-olu'  Luke rolpgi-iipli," will Ijo received nt thisolliuo  liiitilOIoiict.iy, llie* twmiiiei,!i aiavuli next (iai*l).  1. I'oi-the supply of jiolt.1), .mil coiisLriielion  of a telegraph line in,1.1, Sijcncc's lii-iclge lo  iMcol.i Lake, a clistiuieu of .Sii nnlcs, nioru or  less. ,  o  ' i. For life '-.iii'iily nf polos and construction  or a tcli'Ki-iiDh line from Kiii.ilr.ops to Nicola  Lake, 11 liis'.iiicc of (W miles, ino.-o or less.  ��������� /l'lie poles c.illed for to baol the most durable  kind 01 wood mailable. '-'.. feet long. not. lc-.s  than oinches in diuiiicici-'lit llie lop, straight  unci sound and ijn,vkc*(l** throughout; or, il c.f  cjdixr, b.uhod .-ibovo,*. feel Irom the butt; unci  to budelivci-iid ..loiifr ihe existing io.aclw.xv between tlic'iibc.vc points (in 'either instance) .it  distances of 00 yardsapiut.  , .The govci-ninoiit will supply tlu voouisite  iiiiiterinl, i.e. wire,* ii.sul.itc.is, bi-nuktis ,uul  spikes, to Hie order 01' llieconUMC-lor.it Spenec's  Bridge or at Kanilooiis; the contract or is to  erect llio poles, string the wire, ninke the necessary clearances, unci otherwise perform tlio  work of coiistniaicn iicc-orcling to the usual  speeilic-ution of Hie departiiit-nt?    ���������  Tenders to state the price tier mile; the kind  of wood to be used for the pole line; and how  soon niter the conuiiet is entered inlu the work  will be completed.  L'.ich lender nnisi he accompanied bv an accepted bunk cheque for an anioui.l equal to 10  per cent of Uie bulk sum 01 tlie tender.  J3y Order.  K IP. K. HOY.'  _ Seei etai-y Dopt. Pub. Works.  Department of Public Works,  Ottuwn, 14di Feb.'lSDy. (5-2  R. McLEAN  Has moved Ills office and residence from  tlie  Hotel Iteveisioke to the   cottage  TWO   DOORS   EAST  OF CO WAX BLOCK,  -   , THIRD STREET.  Night ,or day calls attended to,       Telephone  a  Where' is it ?  1 *'  It is made, hcie in your,own town  by the: ltevelstoke Brick Co.  which has .already a large number  on the market aud iu use. See'  our samples before ordering.  Reveistoke   Brick   Col   I         Q .  J. R. HULL & OO.  Wholesale    and   Retail  ' I, ' u 'i  ������ BUTCHERS..   ,  Purveyors of High-class Meats''  , REVELSTOKE, B.O.  tr ' '  '     ,  All ordert. in our line- will bo promptly  attended to.  iiiiH^Biini'raiiiiPiii.sainTasaaiiiBi'SB-'iirjE  .a  aKiiiiii'i  sAyyin  Slil'i!  m  Iffl'.  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Three hours and a half later they reappeared. The lawn wns as .silenta.s when  they had left it, though the sleep ot things  had weakened down to a certain prccari-  onssliglitncss: and round the corner of  the house a low line of light, .showed the  dawn.  "Xow, good-by, dear,'' said her husband,  lightly.   "You'll let him know at once?"  '���������Ofcour.se."  "And send to ine tlirectlv after?"  "Yes."  ".And now for my walk across thefiel.'s  to the hotel.   These hoots are   thin, ln-.t I  know tlio old'way well 'enough.   Iiy Jove,  1 wonder what Melanie���������"'  "Who?"  '���������Oh���������what Mel.-mie will thinldi was going to say.   It slipped out.   I didn't mean  to hurt your feelings at all."  "Molanie���������who is she?"  "Well���������.she's a French lady.   You know,  of course. Kosiilys.   that' I thought you  were   perhaps dead���������and���������so    this    lady  passes as IMr.s. Durrant,"  Rosalys started.  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JOHN V. PERKS, PROPRIETOR,  Heated by  hot air;  electric  bells'  and light in every room: large  *    and well lighted sainple rooiiis  Reasonable Rates  Free' bus meets all trains: hourlv  street car between hotel and  station.  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  E. J. COYLE,,  Dist. Pass. Agent.  Vancouver, R.C  Meer-  nr and  il on tear and  Tobac-  iIone\  Butsos, Scientific ,Books on  iJining, etc., ir'usical Instruments, Violins, Banjos,  Guitars, iJandoliiiSjStrings  and other accessories,  OOEAN STEAMSHIPS  Royal Hail Lines.  Cheapest Route to the Old Country.  DOMINION LINE-From St. John. N. 13.  Labrador  Scotsman  Vancouver  Labrador  Scotsman  Vancouver ,-  ALLAN LINE  February 19  -   *    JMurch 5  "   12  "   2(1  -    A pi-il !)  "   10  From St. John, N. JH,  Fcbi-uai-y 13  2(J  March 1!)  April 2  -���������   21  AND-  Nitiiiideuii  Cnliforniau  Ijiiurcntian  ('.iliforniaii  Lauren tiau  ALLAN LINE���������From Portland, Maine.  Custiliiiii .... Mufch 1  Mongolian - . - ���������        "     U  Custiliuii      .... April 8  Numidoiin      ��������� ... "11  Passengers ticketed through to all pnrtH of  Groat I'rilain and Ireland, nnd nt specinlly low-  rates to all parts of the European continent.  Apply to nearest railway or steamship agent or  T, W. BRADSHAW, Agent, RQye!������t(*lW,  -Ixpopfeps and BiGsporiers.  200 to 208 First Ave. No.  MINNEAPOLIS, - -  IVIiNN.  Shipments Solicited.  Write for Circular*  Gold,   Silver,  Lead,  and  Copper Ores  W. PELLEW HARVEY,  V. G. S., Etc.  Assay Ofticcs and Metallurgical Works,  VANCOUVER, uVo.  Sninpliinf Works. 717-710 Pender Street.  Ts prepared to   purchase   the   above   classes  of ores for thc following  English houses  whom he represents, viz.:  Vivian & Sons. Siv.iiwc.i. Elliotts Meuil Co.,  Ltcl., Purryport. South Wale-, Smelter-,  ltcflncrs, Dcsilverizcrs. Manufacturers.  Checking   smoltcr   pulps  a   specialty.  COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL  KAMLOOPS, B.C.  Best of everything* going  Peter Barnhardt,  Prop,  u*i   Z*������**hi-  -9RSNSBSS THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  U  Haek and Cough   ,  ..   Your Life Away !  THE ONLY DOUGH fvlEDICINE  That due's hot con lain opiates  That does not ��������� contain   stiniulents  'That pcies not weaken  the   system  That   eld's   not   induce    injurious  .habits  That can be taken by babies'  Thritcan lie* taken by children  si  'J'bat'c.-aii be depended on  .That does cure colds  , Tb.-tt does cure sore'lb reals.  'J'bat. does cm e sore chest  'J'bat doe's pivevcnt croup  Thatdc.es prevent whooping cougb  Is  Mackenzies Cough/Balsam  Sole (.'anadian Agent,  Geo. F. Curtis,  r*iii-i-c-s,ur to The Mel). A. \\*. Co.  Taylor Elk, Reveistoke Station.  f  J. R. HULL & OO. ���������  +.        Kootenay Lcdg-e  *r7������*  No. 15 A.F. & A.M.  Arr a *   The regular meeting  /CXll    7~AP* ,     -'H'e held in llie Mas-  -^---?\\^ JT)       onic-Teinple.HourneV  c=y-----^''ri'|.*i.  ;-Jif^&= Hall,   on   the   third  ��������� <>aSw:>C^^-"-\?*S>=������i -AI������"<l!iy   in   ouch  -gy^jMQ>""-^S^\r-?a month   at   8   ;*.   m.  ������������������^g^l,--";;.?^~; Vi.siling   brethren'  " "������������������-���������=-"-���������-=���������        -  cordially welcomed.  G. S". KLiNDT, SixiiUTAHV.  AILEY  '9  REVELSTOKE LODGE, I. O. O. F., No. 25.  licgul-ir meetings are held  -t-.  i>. *uooiu-:. x.G.  ordialiy welcomed.  T. J. GKAIIAM, Sec.  Wholesale    and   E.etail  Purvevors of FIio*h-class Meals  R  EVELSTOKE, B.C.  All orders in.our line; will be, promptly  .attended lo.  Million  tho second inid  r,^r   \-<a-ir'j-y  fourth  Kriday.s  of each  i������lk'.?.���������.:?SW^' "lontli.    Visiting hreth-  l'en   invited   to  attend.  iT  Wholesale and Retail  ^ IPI t^1  UUfVOLLLElVld MI^D .STATIONERS.  SSS^^r*1,,li;,.",lki?.3S������,:!r,31jMfi-i-.-;ii;_il?TIa,s VANCOUVER AND KAMLOOPS  J  S3 if-"!  n PE.MB-P4  .E0TRi  J  IL        fc,fc=,  Head Office**, Toronto.    Factories, Pelerhoro. ,  , Electrical Manufaeinrers and Contractors.;  Nelson -' ������      B: C. Offices -      '   Vancouver  o  ^������������������s ^trrffl7?������>-  HI  in  ISE  IVlfd4t.no  Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Blouses,- Ready-Made  Clothing, Boots   and Shoes.      Groceries,   Flour"'  and Feed.     Hardware. Tinware, Ftc.  &rr������wi_eac_.  13. It. CAIUl'UKLL,  t'. I!.  li. I). .J. C. JOIIXSOX,  '"   It. W.  "O  %.!&  WATCHHAItSR. ANID JEWELLER  Wateb.es, Clocks  Iiejiaiiiu-j; a Specialty.  C.P.li. Watch Iiispec-lor. Itevc-lstoke, 15. C.  'ji IISS -sTICKl.!.:,  Tc.-ieIiei"oT Ka3lia.1i, FrciicJi, Rltisic, ,  Draw intr, oil iiii.l w-.-i ter color painlini;, etc.  (Ji-iulii.ilc (.f lli'liinullie Ladies' College, Lon-  dnn. levelling; cl.is.sus in '-"nslisli brunches.  TEKMS-Sid for -JII lessons, one hour per lesson. Special rates for fu in ['lies. Address,  Mr*. iriiichi--oii's, l"irs(, St.. I doors west of  Imperial bunk.'  /i()7-0U'J-.Jll-.".i:i HASTINGS STltKKT,  n     Vancouver, ������������������ B. 0.  ,i    ' .  4  -,l.i-.ilc.is in   <-  Furniture,  Carpets,  Rugs, Mats.  <������,       .   ��������� ,     ,- -"   ���������  Linoleums, Oilcloths, Window   Blinds,  'Baby   Carriages,    Etc.  Largest and best, assorted stock on the B.,C. Mainland.  COR. HASTINGS & GAMBIA STS., VANCOUVER, B. C.  Thoroughlv Fr.st Class.    All While Help.    Finest and Newest, lb.tei in the City  yRATES,,$2   PER   T^^TST'   ,  *'-v*v,_j^&^/_/_^-<&/'&'<;ye>-^^  orris  lU-tt.  teei  BORN.  OiiOiiAX���������At liovekstoke, on Thursday,  February Td, 1 S99, tho wife of 0.  IC. Clrogunof a daughter. . '  .-,  "r      DIED.  Sua v.'���������At   Reveistoke,   on    Tuesday,  February 21st, the infant   sun   of-  . ,      ?.Ii\ and Mrs. C. K. Shaw.  1'or.i.vsoN ��������� Ai lievelstoke,' on Wednesday, .February 22nd, ������ Leah  Robinson, daughter of Mr. and  JMis. I'Yed Iiobinson. :  T.fill A  Mi--. !Nett!c is reported ill with the  gfippc. - "'   \   '     '"  IL S. Johnston, of Arrowhead, was  in town Wednesday. ' ,    r  , ��������� , "ex '  Noah   Abrahamson  of   Trout   L-ike,  ��������� was in town Ibis week.  Keep yc'iur calendar 'Oi'ders   for   the  .   jMaii..    Samples will   soon ' he   ofleie.cl  for- inspection.  - L-ist,'Sunday, Februai'y 19th, was  the thirty-fifth anniversary of the  inauguration of Pyihianisin.  ?.Irs. D. Lyttle, of Kamloops, came  in Friday morning on a visit to her  parents 2Ur. aud Mrs. Iid. Adair. !  iir   and Mrs. C. li. Shaw   have'  the !  - sympathy of'the community in the loss j  of their infant se^ii who died suddenly '  on Tuesday.' ,    , j  Fred .Manning's injured ank'e- is!  getting, better daily. Tt was dislnc'atecP  by catching in a belt at the factory mi ;r.  Tuesday aftorn'oon.  A deal involving the .sum   of  >'20.- j ,  '    000   is   reported   by  the   Tiout   Lake ;  Tupie as pending on   the   Trout   Lake ',  ]u'opei-tv   Towser   which    adjoins-  the, (  *  Silver Cup. '       - .  ,. The '.ir-rat Western Mines C. held1- '  its ai'iuial meeting u:i March 7'.h. A'n /  interesting report may he expected   in  - view of the .reported big siiil-es on the  ,  JS'ettie L. ' ' i  1   ,    Little Leah Iiobinson died   Wednesday morning after a   long   and   severe  illness,     'ii'nuii.e sympathy is felt   for \  tiie   bereaved   parents   Mr.   and   Mis-. '  Fred Iiobinson. - ,  , A., Suili-.au,   school   principal,   savs ,  s<j far but four  -cholars   froiii '.Donald ,  haie attended  the   local school blithe  is aihiscd   thai about, sixty altogether  iiiuy be   expected.    ������������������  The   "new    torryi^hi'   which    want;  jiaily   politics    in    ueulial    ]u o*. incial    '  aliair' '���������*(-t a bad blow   in N'(-w   I'ruiis-  wick. election re turns   indicating' that  the   coalition   government,   have   been  sustained   i.y   mi    iniiiieiisi-    m.-i)ojity.  New lb tnisv. ic-k and Urilish t'oliunbia  arc-   llir-    ..nly    |.i m iu.-es   which   keep  their   pi'iiiicil   all.iiis,  free   fiiin    thu  pni t \ -iniiues. liheinl .-1111]   C(jiisei-\ atii e.  Win'ie   nhoiiudiiig   iu   st.-niling    in-  ni.-wiudns thf.- Metropolitan Opera Co.'s ,  rendili'-n   nf   L.i  Mie-cot   on   Tuesday '  night  w as ne\(;i theless   much   enjoyed 1  bv    a     large     audience.       Thc     star  numbers \\ cro few.  but   Will    liisingsi  suiting of The Merrv  ireart   was, per- 1  h;i]is,   the   best.     Miss    Aldrich.    too,'  made a \ery good impression, and   was |  well   lect.'iled   throii'-liuut.    The.   com   '  ��������� 1  pany is a very   fair   one,   indeed,   arid ]  its -. isit was much appreciated. I  A slight, but it is impossible   to say ���������  how important,  change   has   somehow j  crept into   lhe   amended    pai tncidiip .  ciii.ililiciition   c-l.itise   for   mayor    and 1  ��������� . *- 1  aldermen in the piinlcel bill ol" huk-uiJ- ;  rneuts to the lle-ielstoke  iiicorpoi'rit;oii I  act.     'J'iie suggested   ariiendirienl    sent |  TSe Great  epartmenta  tore  .e Kootenay  I _*������_  1.1 ci  -r^2Z3S^B^'���������^ ,-~=n5H5^^>  ������>  %/���������X  T  I  2  Dealers in clothing, bopts, and shoes  shelf hardware, groceries, gent's  iurnishin'gs, ��������� crockery, ..glassware,  stajile dry'goods and carpels.''        {,   ���������  ��������� ' t*  GOURSIEli'S- OLD STAND  0  FRONT STREET  '^^<e/&.'5^''V&/^<������V5!/^''^^ '  Capital (paid up) $2,000,000.  Rest 9   -      -     , $1,200,000.  HEAD OFFICE,  TORONTO.  '   H. S. HOWLAND,  President.    .  T. R. MERRITT,,Vice-President.  -a-.     D. R. WILKIE, General  Manager. ���������  a    g   g  @  The Kootenay Smell ing-it Trading Syndicate is now,  ofl'ering some of the     ,,  x   The Finest Lots ���������  '��������� ' - ������  For business and residential purposes  in the (own of  Reveistoke     .'  '  Thc onlv town in the: K-uuioiiMV ' whore   the   value of  i eal estate has never .depreciated.  For the next two weeks special   prices and tonus will  be olleied to   purch'.-isets   of lots   on   Mackenzie '-  ' Avenue    for    lesidential    purposes.      This   fine ,  .street, SO feet wide, is now being graded   by thc  company   and is -tho best site for resiliences   on  ' the townsite.  , ���������       " .  lievelstoke one of tho   most   solid,-  progressive  and  prosperous   town   in   West   Kootenay,   and   its  real estate is a good investment���������Because  ,  ��������� i    "> - , i  ,  , prices are, reasonable.  Terms ore easy ,  ][)ced.s are executed tl^e .day  ^rsit payment is made.  Fur full   particulars   apply in   ' person or dry letter to  HAIG & ORAGB,,..  Resident Agents, Reveistoke B.  C, or to  T. J. LENDRUM,  Attorney' in  Had*,  Ainsworth,   IJ.  C.  A general banking business transacted.���������Letters of credit issued,  .    available in all parts of the world.���������Gold dust and amalgam  purchased.���������Sayings   'Department,     Intei*est    allowed    at  /current rate.   -   -' -      ' ,,    <-  A. R. B. HEARN, Manager Reveistoke Branch  VICTORIA,  'I'si.-iiiiisiicii ma.    , ..   ���������  '  -   ��������� BRITISH COLUMBIA  IJobhinct'Unfiled Curtains, popular pricetl  goods. 'Xottiiighaiii and Swiss Lace Curtains.  andnpiece goods. A large stock'1 just received  in latest styles.- ,$,    . tj _ ^ ���������''     '      '  Write for Samples, Picioos ancl XUv.-j-ti-ai.aA Catalog  %  ������l2____3  VICTORIA, *  Laigest and Jest *c  licjiiipped .Ile.tel on (he CcJast  , Evetyl liitig new and   up-  ((.-dale.  , ,   ���������  Popular Prices. Free ,Bus.  BRITISH'COLUMBIA    Stcpljcn Jones, Prop.  r  =L3  susa  ^���������^ratiZ3Z%j?~  LUMBIA. PIOURINfi MILLS COMPANY,.  *��������� i i  Enderby and Vernon.      0  Hungarian ,������<^> ^^> <^2>   an^ Strong  Bakers/   ��������� ���������  F. RITHBT &. CO., Ltd, Agts.,  Wholesale Merchants,  VICTORIA       '     ''}���������   .        'r~     HRLTISH'COL'UMBIA  T.  L.-If.AIC.  W. V. GRACE.,  ���������9  very thing* You:  Gan Possibly  Reouire  MOLSONS    BANK  I iic-(il-|.(.|',-il ed  bv act of  P:\ i li.i nK-nt ISO.").'  iHLADOFKlCL '- - MONTREAL  >   W'.M. -Hdix.v .\I.\e i-uniim.v.   fees.        S, If.  KwiXG,  Viee-I'res.,  !���������'.  \Vi.i...-i;i!.--|-A:, Tj[o.*.r.\.s, wenei-.-il .Manager      , ''  PAID  l.'PCAITJAL -    . - $2,000,000  RESKRVF.   .   .     - - - .- 1,500,000  ,   -\  in r.'-r.U i/itilc'ils- l.-isn.. ,- li-.iu-ic o. I.    Inter'.*-! nll.iwc-il (m i!'*|i()sils nl current rate1*.  f  V  REVELSTOKE, B, C.  l������,  Notaries, Public, Mining and   Real Instate Brokers and general  .    .   Commission Agents.'     Fire, Life and Accident-Insurance.  Representatives of.the Kootenay .Smelting and Trading Syndicate.  Agents for Lievelstoke and Trout Lake City towns tcs  "   C^*  J. D. MOLSON, Manager.  1EVELST0KE, B. C.  IT  \   e  lu  AfjIIJjUT s'PiXI-;.  I'i'cii'i{ji;-|'-ir.  "^  Merchant Tailor, Clothier and General Outflttep,  REVELSTOKE STATION, B. C.  Fall   and   winter  suitings,   Overcoatings.       Good   stock  and  stylish make. '     .Order mades and ready mades.   *���������  SEE   THE   GOODS.  V,c  ictori.i by the public meelii  I  ig   u as i  ������������������and uliose individual inteiest in '-itch j  pat tncidiip fii 111 is fif   not   less   Mil ire, ,  etc.    Aa printed it   reads   and   whose j  indi'ddua! inteiest in such piutnersiiip  hu/i'! eti'.  The Dining Room is flipnished with the best the  Market aiForils.   .  THB BAR IS STJPPLISD WITH THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  Tfl        Q   rwrtta  nt  o  AIJHAJIA^l.SOK   lillOS., Pjioimuktous.  liverythin^ new and First-class in all Respects.  The House is stocked with the Finest "Wines and Cigars in the Market*;  tirottt l.A-:k::ed city   3.c


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