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 Vol. i;���������No. 16.  EEVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., JULY 28, 1894.  $2.00 a Year.  ' To Miners and Prospectors.  It is our de-.ii c to have the 3I.ui. known far  and wide :is it reliable A 1 miniiis.jiapcr. To  this end we a������k the help of all prospectors and  niiiiiiiK men who Imve the interest, of the North  liidimr of \\"e.-.t ICootenay at heart. II is in  vour power to give us very material help by  sending in scrap- of mininu: news wliich would  otherwise rcm.iin uiijmblislu'd. Kvery item, no  iiiattfrJiaS' ti*i\ i.tl il may appear to yon, will bo  acceiilal-.le.~Jf you lime no -pen. write with a  pencil: if no pa]n'i*, just tick it down on a piece  of birch bark. Jf vou are out of stamps send it  all the same, we'll :i(t<'ii(l to that. Never mind  Ki-amnialical composition*., flowing laugnaKc, or  elegant, liandwritiiiK, just send us lhe facts;  we'll do the rest. AVc ask only one tiling: Do  nol exuberate. /  ^^^ ',''  KootenayXodge  No. 15 A.F.&A.M.  't'he regular ineeti lips  are held in the 'Ma*>-  onie'l'einple.lloiirne's  V)*rr-r*;;-irviJL'*W^-=i Hail,   on   the   third  ������r&&U&X/'������^Monday   >������   each  ���������s. v==.-������ niont li   iit   S   p.   ni.  V-"   Vi.siiinf;   brethren  GENERAL NEWS.  cordially welcomed.  Jf. TKMJ-Lti. SlICKl.TAHV.  A. H. HOLDICH,  OF SWANSEA AND VYIGAN,'  Analytical Chemist and Assayer,  REVELSTOKE,  B. C.     -  : W. A. JOWETT, <; -  MINING AND REAX.-ESTATEiBIiOKER.,  NELSON,  B. C.  .Lardeau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.  -   o   a. McNeil,  .BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOM,  'Front Strcer, Kevelstoke.'  ,    *    i, '  ���������I am now ollei ing fi shaving tickets for  .,      SI.00.    Uuit-i-iit for 2oo'.     And  a hath foi* 2.je.  "MEALS AT ALL HOURS  -AT-  -COLOTTO'S-  .RESTAURANT  S. BIOKBRTON,  BOOT AND SHOEMAKER  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Harness Repaired at short notice.  The fourth session of the seventh  Parliament'of the Dominion was prorogued at Ottawa, last Saturday night  by liis Excellency the Govenor-General.  ' 3Ir. Mara has, been advised tby  the customs that 'free entry will be allowed the Slocan Milling Co. for a concentrating plant of 100 tons capacity  which1 that company intend erecting  between New Denver and Three Forks.  Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill,  who have been staying at Bar Harbor  as the guest of Chauncey M. Depew,  will shortly pass through here on the  C.P.R. on a visit to the coast. The  distinguished visitors will spend some'  time at the Glacier.  Nearly five tons of bones of extinct  animals have been shipped from the  vicinity of Chamberlain, South Dakota,  lo'Princeton students In the lot are  skeletons of a pig larger than a 'rhinoceros, a ' rhinoceros double the ordinary size, a small camel and many  strange fish.  Sir Charles, Mills, delegate from the  Cape of Good Hope to the int6rcbloniaI  conference, says that the C.P.R., in the  future, i,s bound to be a military road to  ' and from 1 udia, and adds, ".1 understand  the Jmperial Government have aheady  made successful experiments in this  connection."'  Tn answer, to the petition of the  Northwest Patrons of Industry that  action bo taken by the Govt. to.induce  the C.P.R. to reduce freight rates,  notice has been, given that arguments  on thot case'' will be heard before the  Railway Committee ofthe Privy Council on the 31st of July.  The Canadian Grocer, of Toronto,  says: "The creclit svstem has obtained  in its most vicious type in Manitoba,  tho Territories and   British Columbia,  British Columbia a Manufacturing  Province..  GUY   BARBER,  WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  Repairing Neatly & Promptly Executed.  REVELSTOKE, B. C'     ,   *. -" it  L'.A.FBETZ,  'BUILDER.    ' '   .  and for some time they have been reaping the whirlwind. But like all young  countries tliey have to learn liy experience, and'pay a high price for it, too.'  A general < improvement is now, however, apparent all along the line."  ��������� Tt will, require about two weeks  longer to complete tlie Northport and  Boundary City wagon road, which runs  .from Northport up Deep creek to the  lake, and then down Cedar creek to  Boundary City, opening up a fine section of country. The road is being  surveyed and cut out at the same time,  wliich will be, a groat saving to the  country in the long run. *    .  The run 'of fish on the Fraser up to  Will fi Pure'on all kinds of'P^  Prt-hf,,fc 1,ilf not been very good,  n    ') !��������� ii  r ���������    i      j- i r I the   catch   per boat, so tar. averaging  buildings ; all kinds of House,   a(i tll0 ' imn1lbll of iho river sonie 15 ,,?.  B.  Slorc and Office Furniture repaired or made io order; all  hinds of Shopivork iu my lijie  neatly and promptly executed by  skilled and experienced hand.  GEORGE LAFORME'S PACK-TRAIN  will leave Revelstoke  FOU",  ,  BIG  BEND  ' EVERY WEDNESDAY.  1  "   FURNITURE,  Boors, Sashes & Blinds.  R. HOWSON,  REVELSTOKE.  n^  Ss  COFl^BSCAMUED  IN  STOCK.  \V,   AGKNT VOU SIXO  III Si:\VlNC MACHINES.  General Blacksmith.  GEORGE   TERRYBERRY,  JiJSVELSTOKK IJ.0.  Repairs to Wagons, &c.  ���������  Shoeing a Specialty.  "TKTwiLSDNl CO.,  BOOT AND SHOEMAKERS,  FRONT STREET, REVELSTOKE  (One door west of Courthouse.)  KKPAIHS  N'K.VTIjV & PROMPTLY DONE.  I'UIC'I'N MODKItAril.  20, and up the river froni 75 to 90.  However, from trustworthy sources it  is learned that the salmon are exceedingly plentiful in the Straits, and are  to' bo, expected in the river in a few  days.  A resident of Barney, Trail'Creek,  liarney 0,'liricn, reports that he is endeavoring to-, secure, a. post-oilice and  mail route for Barnev. the mail to go  in and out by "way of lhe Sheep creek  pass and Northport. This system is  needed, as that section is rapidly coming to the front, ancl there are many  prospectors in the mountains near  there, while many of the prospects already located and being worked are  looking well.  The following is from" the annual report of the British Columbia Board of  Trade: '     (.  ,, " British Columbia is often spoken of  as not being a manufacturing province,  whereas from the last census returns  she is shown to be the largest manufacturing province in the Dominion in  proportion to her population. From  tho same source we find that the value  of machinery and tools in use iu industrial establishments is $3,245,570, and  that the number of employees has increased 300 per cent, during the ten  years preceding the census. Among  the industrial establishments operating  in the province we have: Salmon canneries, sugar refinery, smelters, shipbuilding, furniture factories, manufactories of aerated waters, steam bakeries  and biscuit, manufactories, brick yards,  roller (lour and rice mills, paper mill,  rolled oat's 'and oatmeal mill,, paint  works, cheiuical^vorks, fruit preserving  cannery, Portland cement works, bone  manure factory, pickle and' vinegar  works, soap factories, pottery and terra  cotta works, coffee and spice, mills,  breweries," lumbei" sawmills, sash and  door factories, planing mills, carriage  factories, cigar factories, boiler and  engine works, shipyards, iron foundries,  boot and shoe manufactories. In addition to these there are numerous  smaller industrial establishments."   ' lv  There is one great industry that  has been entirely overlooked in the  above paragraph, aud that is the manufacture of bullion from the rich, crude  ore that exists so .plentifully here in  West Kootenay. This industry ' will  yet overtop every other in the province.  The ore is here in vast quantities patiently awaiting the advent of''capital.  We have silver, gold, copper, lead, zinc,  antimony, bismuth and other metals,  the first four in what may be called  large deposits. Lead works should be  established here in connection with  our smelter. Lead pipe's, white lead,  ammunition and other artisles at present  imported could be ^manufactured on  the spot. Arsenic is a scarce commodity  in this country. As a rule all copper  lodes carry arsenic, mostly in the shape  of miindic. Mundic may not run in  our copper lodes, but arsenic will be  there in some other form. At present,  we believe, the world's supply' of arse-  pic is drawn froni one manufactory���������  The Devon . Great Consols Arsenic1  Works, in Devonshire, England. This7  mine made the fortunes of 1 nearly all-  the stockholders,.being, a rich copper  producer for over forty years.'- It'was  started back' in the forties, when  copper realized a bigger price than it'  did after the great discoveries on lake  Superior. Some fifteen or twenty  years ago, when the mine fell off/is a  copper producer, thecompany began to  Steamer ARROW  LEAVES  TOWN WHARF, REVELSTOKE,,  Mondays and Thurdays at 8 a.m.  ' ,     ���������roil��������� -    ,  Hall's  Landing,   Thomson's   Landing,  Hot Springs and Nakusp.   ''  THE  BEGINNING  OF THE  RISE  IN  , ��������� SILVER.      '  Extensive Coinage of Silver Dollars.  Mr. Preston, director of the Philadelphia mint, by the direction of the Secretary off, the Treasury, has issued  orders to the mint authorities at Kan ���������  Francisco'and New Orleans to begin'  the; coinage of silver dollars at onc.e,  and during the present month to coin  up to the ordinary capacities of the  mint/ The silver to be first coined will  be blanks and ingots, of which there is  sufficient to coin about $1,500,000 "at  these two mints and at Philadelphia.  As soon as this supply is exhausted,  work will probably begin on the silver  bars, of which there is a year's supply  at New Orleans and San Francisep, and  probably five years' supply at Philadelphia. i So'far as can be learned, itis not  the purpose of the Government to ex-  tend'the seigniorage bevond a few niil-  lions, but'it is stated'that after coining  whatever gold may be necessary and  reaching the abraded fractional silver,  each of the three mints will probably be  worked at their normal capacity on silver dollars, for the next several months  at least, and presumably to the end of  :the present year. Whether Treasury  notes will be retired by,silver as fast as  received has not been determined, so  far as is known,  ���������-, - <-.  'IRRIGATION -IN THE NORTHWEST.  go over the old waste stuff and extract  the arsenic. Very soon the production  of this mineral brought handsome divi-  dends to the stockholders, and the  arsenical works on the mine to-day are  far more valuable than the mine itself.  There is room herein Kevelstoke for  for a large addition to our smelter in  the shape of lead and arsenic works.  We have an unlimited supply of silver-  lead ores within a radius of fifty miles,  and with the opening of the Kevelstoke  and Arrow Lake Railway this can be  brought direct from the mines to Revelstoke for $10 or SI 2 a ton. , The only  thing needed is capital, and this wjll  come at no distant date.    -  OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.  ROYAL MAIL LINES.  CHEAPEST route to"thc OLD COUNTRY.  Proposed .Sailing* from 3Muuf.rc.il.  AMjAN  blXIC.  L.U'ki'.niiax luly 21  Pauisian Inly IS  Mo.vr.-oi.iA.v Aug. 1  DOMINION1   MX 10.  VancouvI'-ii Iuly 21  Oki-con I iily 2������  ���������Saiinia Vuk. 1  HE.WIilR   LINK.  I.Aicn Ontauki Inly 18  iiAKil Ni'i'K'ON Inly.1,')  l.Ain; Soi'i'.icroit \iinr- '  Cabin Sl.i. S-'iO, ilKI. $70, $Siliuiil iipwiinl-i.  Iiilonncilinte $.'MI: Sluer.iKU -*>-"���������  PiisiciiKi'*'-.  lii-U.'k'ii   IIikiukIi   ���������" n"   |i.n'li of  (Jrcul Hrilnin .ind li-ci.niil. .iml ,'(l s|ii'.'iiilly linv  riiti". In nil purl 4 of Ilic Mil i'(i| un ii unit im- ill.  Apply InniMiv-il ili'smi*.liliiiiri.iil-iviij kkuiiI.Iii  I. T. BREWSTEIl. AKOUl-.Kovolsfoltc,  oi* In   Itimi'i'V  Ivi.iiu,   (ii-ii.   I'!i*.ii ii|{i r Aki'IH.  ���������H'liiiiipi'i*-.  A Country Newspaper not a,"Bonanza."  Northport. News : ' '"There are people  in every community who kick about  the qualifications of others. There are  some people here who kick at tlie News  ' been use it charges .$.3 per year for subscription, and fills up mostly with  "standing matter," when the New  York World and other metropolitan  pa purs charge only $1 a year and contains, as much reading matter in one  issue as the News docs in a whole year.  To l/ha t class of people wo say, don't  lake thf paper. We are not here as a  pauper on the community and are too  proud to accept one cent in charity.  We desire to have only those who think  they are getting their money's worth  to take it. Wo are not taking in  enough money on subscriptions and  advertising combined lo pay for the  white paper on which the News is  .printed, but we have enough faith in the  future prosperity of this section and the  good of our fellow sutl'erers here to  continue to publish it, at a loss as long  as we can. We think it would be  harmful to the'interests of all to suspend it, and everyone lici-e ought to  feel highly grateful (n .-,('(* it issued each  week, even if it contained only one  column of fresh matter.''  C.P.R. Improvements in Revelstoke.  The projected hotel on iheO. P. R.  townsite at Revelstoke Station will  shortly he commenced. The townsite  i.s being surveyed and lots will soon be  placed on the market. Uut denioralisa-  I ion of traffic by many causes- lias so  slii'iinki'ii lhe receipts as to prevent the  (���������an-yiuK- on of many works that would  have bei'ii proceeded with thi.s season.  The year is nol one of promise wilh the  company, though if prices of wheat no:  somewhat bisrlier .-��������� large wheat crop  will   help   in.ii Ier-*, out somen hnl.  " SALTING " AN ALASKA MINE.   '  A. G. Renshaw, a British capitalist,  has commenced 'suit "in the United  States District Court, at San Francisco,  to recover 82^5,000. 'He charges that  the sale of the Bear's Nest group of  mines in Alaska was accomplished hy  gigantic frauds. JTe - accuses James  Tread well, John Tread well, Capt. .las.  Carroll, W. M. Murray, N. A. Fuller  and George J. Smith with conspiracy  to make the' sale by placing gold bearing rock from the rich Treadwell mine  in the barren mine adjoining, and  treating tlie core from the diamomd  drill with chloride of gold to make a  showing of rich ore. He asserts that  he has a confession of fraud. . lie declares that three British experts were  deceived in the salted mine, each one.  representing that it would yield a pro/it  of 81,000,000 a year. Tlie amount of  money involved, the prominence of the  parties to the suit and the charges of  fraud make these disclosures the sensation of the day in milling circles. The  mine was sold to British investors for  82,500,000 in stock and 81,500,000 in  in bonds drawing 7 per cent, interest.  This was in 1S87 and no gold has ever  been taken from it., The projectors of  the sale have so far received about  8600,000 in money.  ��������� The subject of irrigation is occupying a great deal of public attention  just now owing to the long-continued  drouthwith which the' whole , country  has 'been visited. 'Tiie interior 'of  British Columbia has suffered equally  with the North-West' this season ; but  our circumstances are peculiar, as we  have water in abundance, and could it  be utilized,during this hot and dusty  period no inconvenience would be felt.  The C. P. R. Co. is seeking to have the  the old system of owning every,alternate section of land along the right of  way -altered as (regards a portion of  territory between Medicine Hat and  Crowfoot. It is applying to have tliis  tract' of land in one large block, as it is  tlie intention of the company,to create  irrigation works on an extensive scale.  Tf successful in this case, irrigation  will be applied to all ,the dry districts  owned by the C.P.R. in' Manitoba and  the North-West. , The Winnipeg Commercial says: ,  A(great deal of thi.s district is worthless Tor ordinary agricultural pm poses,  without irrigation, and is otherwise  only suitable for grazing. If the company can successfully can y out a comprehensive system'of irrigation, it will  he a1 great thing, not only for the district affected, but also' for the entire  country. Thei;e is a vast area of land  in southern Alberta and .Assinibbia  which can only be utilized for ordinary-  agricultural purposes,by means'of irrigation. It requires a large,, amount of  capital to carry out, irrigation works'.  Individual settlers cannot undertake  the work for two reasons, first because  they have not the capital, and secondly  because works should be planned on a  large scale for a whole section of  country, and not for individuals.  The United'States Irrigation   Con-  1 i ^  gross assembles at Denver on .September 2nd. The last congress formed  irrigation commissions in 1 "states and  territories, and reports from them all  will be heard at the forthcoming congress. It is expected that .they will  furnish a basis for a national irrigation  policy. Now that the question of irrigation is becoming an iniportont one  in the western portion of tlie Canadian  prairie region, the proceedings of tho  Denver congress will be watched with  interest.  Awarded  Highest Honors���������Woi  Id's   Pai  Mi: F. LoCasto has introduced a new  enterprise in the shape of Medical Lake  salt baths. This is a most excellent  remedy for rheumatism, skin diseases,  chilblains, fee.  A. B.  H. COCHRANE,  NOTARY   PUBLIC,     q  GENERAL   AGENT  OFFICrc  WITH   GUV BARHKK.  REVELSTOKE,   B.C.  MOST PERFECT   MADE.  i  A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.  ' 40 YEARS THE STANDARD,  The Great Glacier of the Selkirks.  SOME OF THE  PEOPLE WHO  VISIT  ���������     -IT.  ���������O (OUR OWN OX THE CLIMB.)  West Kootenay is famed for its  rich  mines, its cedar forests and its  health-  giving   mountains ;��������� but    its   greato"t,  drawing card is the grandeur and, .sublimity   of   its   snow-clad    peak--;    and  glaciers,    flow little we in, JfevulMoKc  know of the sublime sensations experienced by a near approach to the great  glacier of the Selkirks.    Thousands of  tourists from this Stales visit , it evi'i-y  summer, but to the average British Columbian it is  an   unknown   quantity.  Quantity applies to everything   in   its  neighborhood. The mountains are conspicuous by   their   quantity; so is (lie  snow, which even now,,in .luly lies-many feet deep on the  ,liigh, plateaus between the peaks  wliich .cut   the   blue  ether of a sky which equals, if it, does  not 'surpass, the   much   lauded dome  which stretches over Italia.  ,  The day I wont up was a grand one.  Small   fleecy   clouds   sailed    leisurely  along away up in flu; blue' canopy, too  high to plav hide aiid'*-eek around  the,  mountain peaks, and old Sol was beaming on a   magnificent   pictmo   spread  ont in rugged grandeur as   far as ' the  eye   cared   to   reach. , A party   of .'i3.  i'no'.t of them an tied with kodaks, k-l;t  the Glacier House directly after breakfast.    These people were ,plain, everyday people; ho high-faluting'airs had  they, such a's are exploited by the shoddy aristocracy   usually   met   with   in  "swell" places.    No   garish jewelry 01;,  stuckup manners.   They  were simply  pleasant, jovial, everyday people. They  comprised the Raymond-Whitcomb excursion   party,   bound to  Alaska, and  came   from' New   Vyork, Philadelphia,  Boston and other cities ou the oas-ti-ru  side of oiir continent.    They * were in  charge of Mr. George F. Simonds, who  has travelled a little bit 'in   his - time.  He told me that nearly every   man   in  the party was very wealthy, one or two  millionaires. Tn'spite of this drawback  they \\ ere.vcryjiice people.  , -From the GlaciorJIouse to  the   foot  of the big glacier is about a mile and a  half, may be. a trifle'inore.   The path  through the wood is very  pretty, very  -cool and pleasant.-but was 'marred' by-  sundry   small,  insects���������mosquitoes,    I  think they called them���������which seemed  to have an especial desire to vaccinate  passers-by just where the chicken got  it-���������in the neck. '- Half a   mile   over   a  winding path brought uso'to   a   rustic  bridge, spanning a rushing;1 milky tor-'  rent.    This   stream   conies   from    the  Asulkan Glacier, which wo leave to the  right after   crossing   the   bridge, and  then a very fine view opens out before  us.  To the left is Cheops, so called ' after  vthe pyramid of that name in Kg'ypt, to  which it bears a striking resemblance ;  further on is the bare, straight back of  Sir Donald. Sir Donald is a masterpiece, look'at him from whatovorpoint  you will. His head towers some thousand feet above Cheops, his left hand  neighbor; bis back is'quite'bare : not  a j in tch of green can be discoi ered on  -the dark grey ,of his rugged old mass.  But lower down���������two-thirds of tho distance from the crown of his head���������the  the tender green of dwarf firs and  shrubs encase his nether limb���������be has  only one���������like a Scotchman's plaid, and  numerous silver streaks, through (he  emerald denote the descent of small  torrents which drop straight down far  a thousand feet or more, with a surprisingly big noise for such small si reams,  rt is aiMincoinmon scene, grand! sublime! but viewed in the bright sunlight  it is not awful.  But to the Glacier ! How am I going  to begin to describe this mas-, of rro/.en  snow? Dashing down -1 )fe~" valley in  several columns, ricor-hctiuganiid large  boulders, coining down over the broad  bosom of the glacier, quietly Mowing  from undc'i-noatii the melting ice, spray-,  ing itself in bridal veil falls down the  face of black cliffs, running over beds  of shingle, the white water fills the air  with hoarse noises .similar to the breath  of old ocean when be is on a, rampage. These brawling streams utiile  about hall'-.'i-mile below the glaeieraud  form a good-sized 1 iver. v Further on it  is joined by the Asulkan si ream, and  the two go on to join the Columbia at  Revelstoke under tlio picturesque name  of the Illecillewaet.  Here's the Glacier, ///('Glacier, mind ;  the biggest thing before the public on  this continent, barring, perhaps some  neglected and unrecognized members  of the family in Alaska. Have you ever seen the pure white snow after the  servant girl has been shaking carpets  in the back yard? Well, this is just,  as the glacier looks close by. 11 is nol.  a clean glacier. Its face wauls a washing very badly. No doubt the ('. P. li.  is unsworn bio for this, as the cinders  from the engines very probabh love lo  fly u]i the valley and aligbl on a nice  cool place these hot,days. Wafer trickles over its siul'ace, some of these rivulets having worn gi ooves s-evornl in< lies deep.     J calculated 1!  w.is sin inl.ing  by this means   at the  rate of half an  inch a day ; so if this very hot weather con tin lies three or four years longer,,  our glaciei-'wiJ] be -non cf. ft will surely molt away.  J)n( to climb it!   After several, snap  shots from  (be   insidious   kodaks, the  party Iind umn-omcut grouping  themselves on big boulder,-:, lliere   (o  be ordered and hectored over by  some  em-  lu-yo artist, who  lakes great pains   to  '-post.m-e" all bis sil tei-s-, ,-ind    lakes   so  long about it I bit those whom be  first  placed have got so tired by the 1 ime he  has go I ,1 Iihnigh willi the Int., tbatthoy  ha veto be '-fi-i.'-posi iii-ed" before be can  take ,-i good "picl"i-."' and he begins bis  task ovel* again, andso(iii������/r//i7;.' Leaving them to (lie  hart 11 less   amusement  of -'looking pl< as.'int" al a y.-.iingnian  and a  I'.'iiu.���������('.���������. I    climb!    Not   011   the  glacier itself.    It would take 7'J days It)'  hours lu minutes -and    II   seconds   to  reach ibo top rln   the   glacial   Surface  roul".    Then' is a ridge of loose   rocks  and boulder-; running iiii the, centre of  (/he valley  and  paiallel   with   (he northern side of (lie glucioi.'  This ridge'is,  about (lie width ol  the1 bridge  of tho  nose, on tin; face of 11 large man���������a very  largo man���������and an be tr.i veiled saJVdv  by   mountain   goals, newspaper , men  and   ,,otbe,i-   climbing    animals.    Two  young Philudelphiatis and a camera ou  (hree legs   were   ahead ''of me. ��������� They  were a long wavs ahead.    They looked  like two .'int-i   e.i'-rving   a   wasp, from  where I stood ;  but  nil tlrxjirruiiduiit,.'  l'l.Ctrlk'hii- ! Hail Columbia ! or whatever  else stands for getting 'elevated, i   de-  ���������-v .-1    , J   ^  termined 10 get above that camera.  the breath, bill, not a bit dangerous.  Wild." flowers of about half a" dozen  different varieties wei e in full bloom,  with hero and i.i 1 ere a stunted fir struggling to get its'head high enough above-  the boulders lo be able' lo see " where  it was at." Nol a visible'sign of animal, bird or insorl life is to be seen,  fiveji the sociable mo.-quito confines  his predatory exciii-.-ions to the glades  below, and has no ambition to soar ss  high.    Slhll further up tho flowers cease '  to dot   tlie  living but  . i  larivn ridges;   nothing .is,  iter   wliich   i.s   very  lie  (Co.'itinuail oil poy/i' .?.")  TiU-\    .     '  best and; cheapest route  to- Axn rnoii  All v'  .astern  13  j.  Ij. Ii3 t  Tliruugli l-'ii-sl Class riluupinu-Cii'-jaiid Tourist.  SliiijpiiiK C.u**, Ui St. I'.uil, Monli-oaliuiil Toronto  wiUiuut clianiru. ,  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  All.mt.ic JisprusBiiiTivcs 10:10 d.iilv.  i'.ioilio          17:10   '���������  Km  upply  full  lo  informi  t .     1 .  itiou us to  ft row sl  rates.  ���������r.  time, oto.,  11  A gent.  lievolsiolcu.  UKO.  JlC.f  . llltOU'  l!i-lrii:i  V.o  OKU  ���������i*. 15. C.      '           .         NOTICE.  "Vf O'XTCK is hereby given, that 'a sit-  J.N  , ling of t.io County Court will be  holdon at Jiovelsloko.  13.0..   on Thuvs  day,   the  Jtiih .day   of   August,   A.U"  lytjl, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.  .1. KiliKUP.  Registrar County Court.  TicVl'l-lol-e, June 7til. JlVJI. . ,,  REVELSTOKE OMK  i r.v.a  1 n * >*  I a u u  T TKfi?,  ���������BUSES .WILL LEAVE,     '    ,  FRONT STREET AT 8:30 A.M.  And EVERY HOUR thereafter.  'Diisp*.  uil)  bi;  helil 11L sl.uinn   tu   meet   all  pn-.-.'Hi-1-i- li-.un-..  J',i--*i;ii,^"rsan-i\ii'^i,ii(l lc,-n in;,' by train uill  1i.-im- p'.iiiri'i;;lil, nf s.i;tt s.  KllVi    Illl    ll'lll-.   L,ll*!l  oi--51.00.  Holiiioli.-liil'h-en'^ tn-Ic-l  for .SI.il'l.  No iMtfij-iKuciiiTii'il in ]i.i.s*,oiii,'i  \wiftuii for \>ii.xif.\!i'.'.  way:  Ku'ieun  ticket"  \\ill  In* issued at 33  ���������Sjieeiji?  ��������� bui  CAN  I OllTATN   A   I'ATENT?     For a  prompt aniHCi- arul an lioneit opinion, write to  iH IJ S N iV ('(>.. v. I10 li.-ii c h.-iil nearlT llfty rears'  experience. In the patent bu^m-'s. C'ouinranlca*  tlonsHtilctly ffintl'ii'ntlr.l. A 51;. nilliiiok of Information concc.iilui: 1'iiteiits iui.I Low to Obtain i hem pent. free. AI ion cil:. If i;uo of njoelian-  Ical ami -.cluntlllc Iiooks n-nt free.  l'atents takon tlno������i-*ii Miiim .t Co. rocolvo  fipi-flit] notice In the feicnMlii* Amcrirnii. and  thus are lirouulit v.i.U-.y hurnip tins publicv,Ith-  out cunt to tlio inii'Mtor. 1'lils sn'cndld paper,  l-i'iio.l ivpcl.lv, eleyantlv ill nut r.itp.!. has by far the  I.ir!.-o->t rlrrnlulou of any BrteiitliJc* MOrk In the  iioild.   S.'iftvcar.   Samp..' copies Hriitlrcc.  Ilinldlnu 1:1 fi linn, monthly, ii.M11 year. Sinele  Cojupp.'jj.'i ceati,. Kw-rv mniit* r eont-uns t-ean-  11 till  iilafes.  In rolfii-., ii'id  pliri'n-i iplii of nw  llOH*,!'1. "Mill! I'! a, >. I ll.!l'i.t I.' I'll.III.TS lo ������llfUVMjf  l.i- --* .if -.Itii" mid  ,l-o cnnt.i.. ���������-..    Ai'.!-.-������n  aiL'NN .\. C'J.. :.'-"i.   i'i;..... ".{{.-I  " i-   -' Pa(;k ���������->.  TIIK KOOTENAY .MAIL  XCbe' IRootena^ flfrail  ���������SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1891.  A REGIST11Y OFFICE FOR THE  'KOOTENAYS.  It is to   he, hoped   the Government  - will he able shortly to comply with  the demand of the people of West  Kootenay for a Registry Oilico somewhere in the district. Of the inconvenience entailed hy going to Victoria  on registry'business, enough hits been  said in these columns   in   times   past.  ' The inconvenience is admitted on the  part of the Government, and" the only  remaining issue to, be settled is the  'question of site. Where shall the oflice be situated? If the matter is look-'  ed at from all sides, there is little doubt  ' that Revelstoke offers greater facilities  than any other town in J3.-i.st-or West  Kootenay. On the main line of the  C. P. R., it is' accessible all the year  round ; the journey 'from Revelstoke  to the coast can be made quicker than  the journey from Kaslo or Nelson to  the C. P. 11. With the completion of  the Nakusp it Slocan and the Revelstoke it Arrow Lake Railways, Revelstoke will be placed within three hours _  of Nakusp, live hours ("if New Denver  and the, Slocan,,two hours of Thomson's Landing and three hours'of Trout  '��������� Lake City, at all of which points the  population i.s increasing at a rapid rate.  East Kootenay is in daily communication with Revelstoke, and no other  town on the map' can serve the- three  Kootenays with equal facility. i  ers of the  will toe pleased to know that our Spring Stock of  G> "EC IE?/ IJii  is now complete, and we are in a position to fill'all orders at prices  which CANNOT BE UNDERSOLD.  AKE NO MISTAKE!  But before buying give us a call and: get our figures.  Tinware  Hardware  Ammunition  A " JACK-O'-JJOTH-Sl DES."  It was awkward that Mr. J. Fred.  1 Lume's ��������� committee  delayed   their information, that the candidate was .not  ' opposed  to- the Government, until the  <3i    ' elections we're nearly all over and the  Government assured of a big majority  in the House. Of course, it was good  policy to keep friends with _ the winning side, but it was not good diplo-  ' ������ macy  to   make such ,a declaration so  late  in   the  day, or to side with the  Opposition  until" it' was evident that  tho Opposition^ had   no chance of becoming   the   Government.   ' Whether  the Government-will accept Jlr. Hume  '   its a supporter remains  to be'seen, but  most  people   will   think, it .would be  *   more honest for Mr. Hume to stick to  the colors he fought under.   Moreover,  ;i majority of those who voted for. him  did so under the,belief that he was an  Oppositionist, and it would, be playing  0    ' these electors a "low down" trick if, at  s . the eleventh hour,  Mr. Hume turned  arouiid and supported.the Government.  Besides, Mr. Hume will haye to swal-  ';       ' -     low some   of his election speeches, or  bury them from sight Some other way,1'  and even then their ghosts would rise  up from   the  past to, haunt him.     In  ' those  speeches, if  they are correctly  ,   reported, he does'not seem to bo very  , much' in   "accord" with the Govern-  '       ment..   The committee .may have spoken   without  Mr. Hume's consent or  knowledge.    Mr. Hume may not be at  ���������   ,       all ready to endorse what they told the  '    Premier.     Lf  so,  we   have   tlie comic  spectacle of a constituency electing a  ��������� man it (or a portion of it) had set up  ��������� as a; sham Oppositionist ��������� simply to  Vdish" the Go\ eminent candidate, and  when the battle is over, and the unpopular^) oppoiient'-'disht-d," the sham  1 Oppositionist turns   out to  be a very,  real Oppositionist. Probably , the  Government can get along- without  Mr. Hnine, and the Nelson people will  at last be  on ,their pioper side of the  . fence.    The  "kicking"  propensity,  so  ' habitual to tliem, may now be indulged'  in   to   their, heart's   content,  without  tlie fear of having their perquisites cut  oil',    i'hev   have condemned  the Government's-policy .in  the south riding,  and  no  doubt  a diifeient method will  henceforth   be   adopted   towards   chat  eotistitueticy,   in   spite of   Mr.  Hume  . '  being in "full accord" with   the Gov  ernment.  IN   :o:   .      WE HAVE ALSO A COMPLETE STOCK OF  Boots & Shoes "'-    Gents'Furnishings  Dry (Groods ..Ready-made Clothing  Window Blinds ,   "Room Paper  ,   Flour (Ogilvie's Hungarian)  FACT, EVERYTHING YOU NEED.���������THE PUREST AND BEST.  Crockery  Stoves  Feed  C. B. HU  evelstoke  BRANCH STORE AT TROUT LAKE CITY.  Williams, a new man, a good talker,  but not a leader of a party. Tt will be  a long time before Mr. Williams will  be a fit, man ��������� to lead a party.- He is  not a safe man to follow���������as yet. His  being a lawyer may account for it, but  a great many people leift the meeting  here with the impression that Mr.  Williams* was rather unscrupulous in  his,1" method of1 dealing with facts.  What was the policy put before the  people by the." Opposition candidates ?  Some of them mentioned the Vancou--  v'er platform, but never explained what  that platform was.' Even Mr. Kitchen,  one of the most astute cmen in the  party, confined his remarks to attacks  on the Government re the Nakusp &  Slocan Railway and the Parliament  Buildings.' If the Opposition had a"  policy what became of it? Why did  they not let the people judge whether  it "was good, bad or indifferent? c  'We stated that the people, of the  Interior had "sent the Government  ��������� back to power because they had a  policy and the Opposition had none.".  If we take ��������� the N.' ������fc S. matter���������iii  which the Opposition pulled the bell-  ,rope, alarmed, the neighborhood* and  then ran away���������we find the Government had a well-deiined policy.'. The  policy in building that road was to  benefit this province, more especially  Vancouver, t>y bringing the 'rich.ores  of the Slocan this way, so that smelters  might be built in the province and employment given to British Columbians,  which could never have been tlie case  while the on: was being shipped over  the boundary line hy way of Bonner's  Ferry and Northport. The Government also had a policy in building that  terior agaiiist the Parliament buildings  died out in'the face of the greater evil  of dividing the province.' Secession  would never do, and the Parliament  Buildings Bill was allowed to pass in  silence. Vancouver and New Westminster are responsible for the passing  of that bill without a kick, from the  Interior.' That is the light in which  the matter was viewed in this part of  the province. Will the .Cohimbiari  reply? ���������  The Great Glacier of the Selkirks.  (Continued from page 1.)  ���������  which would easily earn a good living  'in a dime museum. There are other  'good fellows there, among them Toombs  and Williamson, who sit on the railway platform every evening listening  , to the murmuring of the cascade which  falls sheer down from a height' of two  thousand feet opposite the Glacier  House. Life here all the year round  must be extremely monotonous. The  moon is rarely seen, but her 'reflected  light shines on"the mountains across,  the valley, anil in winter the sun is not  visible; but the world does not hold  another such place for a summer visit  as the Great Glacier of the Selkirks.  much alive indeed. A thousand feet hi  altitude means a very respectable distance up the incline, and a very 'rough  lot of ground to. get over. But the  view, circumscribed as it is ,.by , sky-  scraping mountains, repays the amount  of labor entailed to reach ������the spot���������  probably the highest, above sea-level I  ever attained���������on which a huge rock  invitingly offers a seat.       .  "Looking Backward "the scene-is  grand. ' Right in front is the stoney  valley, down which a dozen milk-.white  streamlets are dashing ; plunging,.further down, into the deep green solitude  ,of the forest; beyond the'tiuibei*"is'!t'o  be seen���������two miles'away���������the . Glaciel-  House and the (J. P. R.-cuttihg, le.ittl-  ing westward to the Loop; beyond all  this is the magnificent range of 'snow-  clad*, mountains, of which , Ross'Peak  is a worthy member. These mountains, (probably twelve miles distant),  limit the view to the northward and  westward; Sir Donald blocks the vision  eastward, and southwaid the great  white face of the glacier seems ��������� to fill  the greater part of the summer sky.  The brisk breeze is pure, life-giving  ozone;,the altitude is over '5,000 feet;  the. old lassitude, and all-tired feeling  flies away, and is replaced by a joyous-  nc-s born of the atmosphere. Like the  Lark, as he soars heavenward, I   felt  a  road in a hurry, for at that time, liefore ! desire to sing.   This  ebullition of feel  the fall in silver, the need wsU  urgent, , i������K 1 did not restrain, and for over half  -<* l-h OP**"*' "* Commend ^^J^l^tt^  THE OPPOSITION'?* POLICY.  newspapers were crying for haste in  the matter. Moreover, the N. .fc H'.  will be of 'the utmost importance in  opening up our mining districts and  enriching the North Hiding. Could it,  be expected that the vnrers of this  riding would condemn the Government's  action in giving them what they asked  for and cleave to an Opposition that  would smash the whole bu^inv.ss and  drive the SWa.i trad.-* to Spokane? It,  has been said that" the Opposition did,  not object t<i the making of tl-e road,  but to the boodiiiig in connection with  it. Of 'that wtj have fiothing to say  until the charge is proved. We seek  to defend no party, but would like t-n  ask tlie ColutiAhinn : ������������������ If then* was any  -��������� , ,     j cliaiici-   of   proving  it   would   not  tin;  Thk <JJiiriihi*n, in commenting upon , Opposition !ia\i- made the iw������*-t r,f th-ir  an   editorial, which    appeared   in   our i Opportunitv before  tli.*' Ihiy'al Cuiii'mis-  culunms last week, .yiA.s : "Our content- ; ,.-,,,, v  jiorary rather iiii[H'aclies  its own   per-  sj.jc.iciu' and  knowledge .if v provincial  a.i'air-*, when it lets slip mi eh u. remark . nl)f| ,���������,'barter p.-licv t ban tli'r- antiquated  ,-us that the Opposition had no policy, ,,,,���������. ���������f -Codlin's -.our frie nd. not Short."  as   also  the  remark about  Vhhcoumm-j w-hv--the Opposition must be content  sum: The Opposition is, pei haps, as  strong as tin- Govci-iinient in the Interior,    but   until    th*-;   Opposition   can  crags   answered   my   refrain !    How's  that for an asthetic bit of prose ?  By thi.s time my, American friends,  with their kodaks and cameras, had  tailed off hotel-ward. The dinner hour  had arrived, and .sorrowfully ] had to  descend from my eyrie to the lower  world,,with all the cares and worries  pertaining thereto, wliich I had for a  brief hour climbed beyond. I got back  at one o'clock, having spent such a de-  ! lightfnl foiir hours at the Glacier that  the iiK-iimry of it- will   be   fresh   and  ; green years hence.  1 F have not described thi.s great sea of  ice; I shall not attempt ro do so ; sufficient to know it i.s   there, and  that   a  i day or two spent' in ranging around it  '������������������ ���������you can't go over it���������is ,-i delightful  exp"*'-h-nce U> all lovers of Nature, especially Nature -in her wild, merged  gi'findeiir, as exhibited par excellence.  fn the vicinity of the G'reat Glacier of  the Selkirks."  A few words about the hotel* and  some of the 1-esidenL-*, and 1  have dono.  The Fraser Valley Relief Committee.  The Fraser Valley Relief Committee,  consisting of the Lieut.-Governor, the  Mayors of Victoi in, Nanaimo, Vancou*;,  ver and New Westminster, the presidents of the Boards of' Trade, Jn each  of those cities, the secretary of the  Westminster Board', of Trade, and  Messrs. W. F. Salsbury and W. Tem-  pletnn of Victoria, has issued an appeal to tho whole, province for funds to  meet the cases yet unrelieved of sufferers by the late floods in the Fraser'Valley. "'The committee has already relieved J47 cases and further applications  (ioiitiilue'to come in.' The petition goes  on: ' i  si "The relief so far has been merely  temporary, taking the form ,of provisions,to . supply immediate want and  some,seed for'sowing this season. The  question of fencing has yet to be taken  -up, for in nearly all cases the loss of  fencing has been veiy great. Already  applications have, been received for  fencing material to the amount of $8,-  000, based on a, 3-wire or 3-board fence  at the option of the applicant. Practically no fencing has yet been distributed, but the committee has already  incurred responsibility in this direction  by the purchase of wire now in transit  to New Westminster.  ' "The relief given <mt hy the committee up to the present date amounts  to about $2,100, and funds to meet this  expenditure are immediately required.  The loss to the sufferers generally has  been extremely heavy, and the committee fully recognizes the fact that it  cannot attempt to' approximate that  loss with any means of relief that may  be available. Its operations, therefore,  have so far been limited to eases of actual and pressing need, and it has not  afforded aiid does not propose to afford  help to any person whose financial, circumstances aro fairly good.  "The committee is not able at present to make any estimate of the ultimate sum that will be required to meet,  cases of distress between the present  date and the coming spring ; but while  it'is not disposed to exaggerate the situation, there can be no doubt that the  condition of many of the sufferers, as  reported by those in authority, is such  that assistance will be urgently needed  for many months to come, and a considerable sum, in addition to thatabovo  mentioned, will be required for relief.  "The committee, therefore, deems it  necessary to urge upon all those in a  position to give or procure funds for  this purpose'to use every effort to do  so without, delay."  Mr.  Thomas   Lewis,  of New Wesf-  -cutting the province in two.'' Regard- '  ing the first assertion, without taking ���������  up, or wishing to take up, tin; cudgels j  on behalf of the partv in power, we  stili think we an: right in saying the  Opposition had no policy to go to the  country with, or, at least, ;i policy that  any political party could expect to win  with. Tn the first place they had no  leaders, and two-thirds of the Opposition candidates, for lack of instructions  from their party leaders, had to fall  back on personalities and abuse of their  opponents, instead of propounding their  party's policy. Before West Kootenay  election took place Mr. Heaven, probably the most able leader of the Opposition, had been defeated; Mr. Brown ���������  after Mr. lieaven the likeliest chief of  the party���������had preferred "a bird in  the hand," etc., and had quit politics  for the time being; Mr. Cotton, another  of the front rank Opposition men, w;*-,  in jail, and somewhat discredited, etc.  Who was   left to foi'iiiuhit.e a policy���������  Mincho-it   Ferley.   while   not   exactly i     ...  fillbig tin- role, according to the stereo-j minster, is secretary  ���������typed appellation in ���������cheap   novels, of  "g-uial bosf,'-'i :   a   square   man   and  t Itonuighly "lji-.sin(ws,"'from end to and.  He i.-* no piiiide. er y> wealth, titles or  ' .������ti(il.ocr.icy. but I.i ears all alike,' on th''  | principle that " on**, mati'i money i.s as  I good as anothci's." Clerk Lambert is  1 a very nice voting fellow, fie is not  1 cut ,'iftei* the usual pattern of hotel  ' clerk's.    Jfe is simply an utipretci,lions,  unassuming young   man , who   knows  bow to treat, guests of all grades of mi-  cii'ty.     Ife may have    -i lot  of "cheek"  seeded down for use later on, when he  cntches (in'' til the   wide   latitude   al-  The effects of the"high water in tin-  Columbia were not so disastrous as on  the Fraser, but the sufferers in thisdis-  trict, white asking no aid from outside,  will have enough to do to moot the expenses caused by the flood, without  contributing to the Fraser Valley Fund.  So that the. committee must not expect  ���������a, very large, contribution from this  neighborhood.  t. <mm  ������������������������ i ���������-���������������������������  THE TOWNSITE DISPUTE.    .  Mr.   Mara   bad   an   interview   with  to take a back seat.  Iiegfirdtng our other assertion --that  Vancouver would cut tin; province in  two -we would merely ii.sk,our contemporary two or three questions: Did  it not receive front -Vancouver, al, the  time of the Parliament buildings agitation, a circular inviting delegates to  a recession convention to be held nt  K)traloops ''. 1 )id not tfhe petition for  sepai-atirii,'  the   Mainland  from the Is-   al] (Ujr 1<)n���������  land, which vns sent, to the" Governor- , m, fc|)(\ flay"! left) nearly 1.7) people .sit  General at Ottawa, emanattj from Van- down to dinner. This is the great din-  couvcr?     Did not the. name of a Van- i <������K |">inton the (J. P. Jl. system in the ,       j    inHtnK;t    jt,H   ���������������������������������.,.,.���������   ,,,   r,.,r\.u,r  ^���������, ,.,���������.;,������������������������������������*,. -,v,.,s ���������������,, ���������-- -;!,11'":y���������'-c,r'",, -;:,!��������� 17tPl��������� Pp. XPP^'Clli  on a great deal of the secession litem,- , of,}K.t> ,-,.0s������ing at -Selkirk Siiminir,. ! for the protection of the river bank  ture circulated at that time 1 Did not < Thi.'igs are lively for a couple of hours, I ^iU \)<. available on the same conditio   Columbia,,    strenuously   advocate ' y.^������VT;..������?^^ provided  th- Provincial Coven.  lowed to hotel clerks, hut if so it isn't I ii'ir John Thompson last Tuesday re  ripe yet. and is hardly likely to ripen \ PM<i\,\u^ the Kevelstoke land dispute  &!���������;������& government will accept  all day long, esj.eei.-iHy when fas it was j *>"''   "''���������''   "/   the ^ Provincial   Govern  mint,  provided   the   latter  will   relinquish all claims to Kevelstoke townsite  separation from Vancouver Tsland, and  even hint nt applying for admission  into the. United States t The whole of  the interior raised its voice against the  expenditure of so much money to beautify Victoria, but, when the mainland  coast, cities   began    to   raise   the cry ol  ,i policv thai  could   with   confidence, l.(  nl iced'before Il.e  electors  will, the ex- | secession   ....   ac,,-,a ., ,  ot   the   new  la.  Nation   of    winning      There    we.e \ H.-.n-nl. l...iMin������, l.������m������ -'-'ed ���������. V,,  M^M-s.    Sword    and    Semlin.   capable  jncn. but   nol   le.ule.s.     Then- wa.s  Mr.  name ,.  to.i-ia. instead, .of   Vancouver   or   INew  Westminster, the protest .from .the ..lit-.  fed, in addition to the visitors stopping  at. the house.  Another of -'the t>oys"iH  ,\. K. P,e-  ciil.e, the ('. P. K. station agent, one of j  the most obliging young fellows in  the ���������  com pan y'.*-- service.    Kxtretncly quiet,, ,  rather good-looking, builtstror.gly ,-iimI !  squarely, no one is l-ettci- liked   iu    the  h.iinlet ti.f'iii -'Joe."    Then there i-, the j  " ifardciier," who sets the fountains   lo  I .lay j|i-.l. before I he I rail is conic in.   His |  ir.ii'dch is  ju-i a    garden   and   nothing'  more.   Me ha- not l?o!, very ma ny flower*, ill il ', el. but lie has a very ( lever dog  ment, contributes a similar amount.  . * -*.     .  - ���������  Miss Until Valentine built ii smudge  |o k'-ep away the mosquitoes on Sunday, when ii -spark flew unnoticed on  her dress. Shortly nflerw/irds, while  lii'-kiiif.; .i few berries, she found ber  ,|i-e-,s on lire. She speedily ran into the  house and the l.ln/.e was made out. Her  hair was simjed a bit, bill beyond flic  shock was not injured. Had she lieen  further a way from the bouse, it might  have been di -,.<sl rous.  TffiPa  GOLD .AND, SILVER EXTRACTION.  THE CASSEL GOLD EXTRACTING COMPANY (LIMITED) OF GLASGOW  (The MacA-ethup-Forrest Cyanide Process)  ���������Is prepared'to negotiate with Mine-owners and others for the Extraction of the.  above Metals from the most liefractory Ores, and to Treat and  Report on Samples, up to one ton in weight, sent to its   .,  EXPERIMENTAL WORKS;'VANCOUVER, B.C.  '' All communications to be addressed to the 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.  MOULDING S. OF ALT, KINDS,  SHINGLES   AND    LATHS.  HULL BROS.  BUTCHERS,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ,  '      '     "  PURVEYORS OF HIGH-CLASS MEATS,  -:o:  f?  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  :o:-  ALL ORDERS IN OUR LINE WILL BE PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  OLUMBIA    HOUSE  CENTRALLY   LOCATED.  , :o:���������:o: =   FIRST-CLASS TABLE AND  ROOMS.  Billiard and Pool Tables in first-class order.  TELEPHONE AND FIRE-PROOF "SAFE.      ���������  :o:���������:o:  Sample Room  for Commercial Travellers.'    'Every Convenience  for  Guests.  ������ ������.,"', BROWN & CLARK, Proprietors.  THE CENTRAL HOTEL  '   ' '   ABRAHAM SON* * BROS., Piiopiu-roiis.        ,    , '"     ���������  First-class  Table,      Good Beds.  Telephone.  i,       .    ���������-*-���������        '    ������������������ ���������'      '   ���������  FIEE-PEOO.F   S_A_^E_  OTEL,  REVELSTOKE  STATION,. B.C.  ,.,    Conveniently situated between Railroad Depot and Steamboat Landing.  ��������� '  t >.   t- " ��������� i  Best Table in the Interior.  o ���������  FIRE-PROOP     SAFE.   .   .   FREE    'BUS.  Strictly First-Class.        Rates, $1.50 ANii $2.00 pkr Day.  H. A. BROWN, Prop'r.  Stockholm- House.  JOHN STONIS, Pitoi-iuKTOii.   .  The Dining Room is furnished with the best the  ,   Market affords.  THE BAB IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.     .  .  iDiRiiisriK:  ALLEN'S  LAGER  BEER  IT ADVERTISES ITSELF.  REVELSTOKE   BREWERY.  If you want to reach the People in the North  , Riding of West Kootenay  ADTEETISB      11ST '  jhe*:* KOOTENAY +t+ Mail.  \VF.   OO  JOB PRINTING IN FIRST-CUSS STYLE  AND AT   HONEST  PRICES. THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  PAGE  117 a  IIDTZE  TDTD  JL  ALSO  FULL STOCK OF  helf and heavy Hardw^are, Stoves, Graniteware,  TinwaEej^PaintSi Oils,  ooooooooooooooooo.oooooooo  TAILORING AND DRESSMAKING DONE IN LATEST STYLES-  H.   N.   COURSIER  LOCAL ITEMS.  ���������    Lalce of the Wood's Flour fit' R. N".  * Coursier's.      , .'   <  The C.,P. R. pay car came in on Saturday, and remained several days.  Doering it Mai-strand's Iced Lager on  ���������draught at the Union Hotel.  ;   Choice  Creamery  Butter at H. N.  Coursier's,  * i .  Messrs. It: Marpole .uuh D. McGilli-  vraj-j-vvent to Nakusp last Saturday.  The receipts at the Government office  here during the month amounted to  '   about $1,000.    !r     a  The-Rev. Father Peytavin -will celebrate mass to-morrow morning at 10.30  in the Roman Catholic church.,  t  Genuine Ontario honey, .in 10 lb.  tins, warranted fresh and pure, may be  obtained at C. B. Hume <fc Co.'s.  J'. S. Patterson has been absent two  ���������   weeks spruicing up at the Hot Springs  , and visiting friends at.Jvamloops.  Provincial Constable Fauquier, of  Nakusp, ha* been appointed mining  recorder, on commission, at that place.-  1 Mr. T. L. Haig and family have gone  down-river or. a holiday trip. They  intend pitching their tent near the  Hot Springs.      " ' .  Mr. J. M. Kellie, M.P.P., left yesterday for Game's Greek, Big Beud,"where  he intends doing some development  work on his claims.  ' Mr.' R. II. Trueman, photographer,  of Vancouver, has been in town for the  ���������past ten days. His tent was pitched on  Hanson street where he has done good  business. He goeseastto-morrow morning,-stopping oft" at Illecillewaet and  all stations as far as Banff.  Acting Gold Commissioner \V. J.  Goepel came up from Nelson on Thursday. ��������� He is on his way to the coast  where he has been summoned on  urgent business. Whilc/j^lierc Air.  Goepel attended to a fe\vvtoinor local  matters which required hi's attention.  Mr. Graham, the Government Agent,  left for the Lardeau on iVlonday last,  to. pay, the men who n're working'  on the wagon road there.^IIe had plenty of company, representatives "of a'  number of merchants iiijff town going'  down on the same boat,/o as to be on  hand when the ' men/received their  "stuff," aud hoping to*liave their "little  .->:<  Abr'ahamson Bros, have had a couple  ,of men at work this week levelling the  Approach to and clearing away brush  on Hanson street.  The prizes won in the late tennis tournament were distributed at the court  on Monday. Refreshment*-* were, provided and a large number were present.  Ex-Alderman Salsbury and wife, of  Vancouver, were passengers up on' the  Columbia Thursday. .They had been  enjoying the mountain breezes of the  Kootcnay for a fortnight or more.  Mr. Smitheringale, editor of the Nakusp Ledijc, came up on the , Columbia  Thursday night. He left tliis morning  on ii vacation trip to Ontario, and intends putting in at least six weeks in  the olo home.  %Il. Keefer, C.E., Vancouver, went  west yesterday. He had been inspecting the dyking along the Kootenay  River, 'now being prosecuted by the  Kootenay Reclamation Co. He found'  but little damage done by the floods.  Mr. Thomas Cadman has been doing  the clerical work for the Government  Agent this week, during that officer's  absence down river. As a consequence,  business has suffered no interruption  owing to Mr. Graham's being away.  ' Milling, Prints and Muslins are being cleared out at great reduction, at  H. N. Coursier's.  Willie Cadden, son of William Cadden, C P. 11. watchman at Rogers' Pass,  was drowned  last Friday whilst bath-  - ing, with some other boys, in a slough  on the Indian reservation at'Kamloops.  Owing to the opening services at the  new Presbvterian Church to-morrow,  there will he no serviee in the Methodist Church, morning or evening, but  the Sunday School will be held as usual, at 2:30 ; C. Lindmfuk, superintendent.  Tom Downs, in charge of a gang ��������� of  men, went up the trail on Monday to  put up a new bridge across Downie  Creek, it having been impossible to do  the work before on account of high  water. The old bridge went with the  late floods.  For a large glass pf Doering & Mar-  strand's Lager call -it the Union Hotel.  The party of surveyors employed in  platting the C. P. II,"townsite at the  station, have been recalled to Vancouver after completing a few blocks.  They were somewhat disappointed at  being recalled, as they expected a long  job.  Amongst tho prominent Nelsonites  who arrived up Thursday^, night on  their way to (he coast were Mr. Rolfe,  Nelson Kaw AI ill Co.; A. K. Hodgins,  U.K.; Mr. Buchanan, manager Hank of  Montreal, and Mr. Murks, of the Nelson  Hotel.  accounts" squared>>ii the spot.      ,_       ,  Our contemnoriiries down the river  are complaining of the demoralized  mail service in the Slocan and Lower  Kootenay. That tliey have grounds  for 'their complaint is well authenticated. Our Nakusp correspondent's news  budget which was mailed at that place  on July 10th reached this oflice yesterday, the 27th; Tt had been through the  Nelson post-office.       '  At the Oddfellows' meeting on Thursday night, the following officers we're  installed by Bro. J. Stirret, D. G. M.,  who gave a dispensation to the N. G.  (Bro. Lee) to install those brethren who  were appointed officers and were unable to attend: Win. J. Lee,' N. G., ;  Geo. Newman, V. G.; J. I. Woodrow,  Sec. ; Chas. Linduiark, Treas.; .R. S.  Wilson, W. ; R. Howson, Con. ; R.  Wetmore, L. S. N. G.,; James McMahon, Chap.; O. E. Lewis, I. G.; Fred.  Mealey. O. G.  Two milch cows were run over on  the R. -fc A. L. It v., just hclo'w the sawmill by engine 301 (Geo. Burton, driver), which was drawing a gravel train  of several,Hat cars. The engineer blew  the whistle repeatedly, but made no  attempt to step until it was too late.  Tho. cows were recently brought up  from Hall's Landing on account of the  high water flooding the land there, and  then belonged to'Messrs. C. Adair and  Wm. Mackie, but afterwards passed  into the possession of Messrs. W. Fleming and J. Foley.  Government Agent Giaham returned  from the Lardeau on Thursday where  he distributed over $1,000 in wages  amongst the men employed on the  wagon road to Trout Lake. There are  73 men employed, and the road has  been constructed as far as Stauber  Lake���������the most difficult portion of the  whole distance. The work will be completed in about a-month. Mr. Graham  is more than satisfied with the progress  made and the quality of the work done  which, he says, is largely due to the  efficiency of Superintendent Ross and  his foremen.  The steamer Lytton on Monday took  down to Nakusp for use on the N. & S.  Ry., a new engine, No. 505, and on  Tuesday night brought up engine 40S,  which had been in use on that road for  tlie past few months. The change was  necessitated on account of 408 not being able to.run safely on the curves,  (which are said to be very sharp), owing to the rigidity of her running gear.  Locomotive foreman C. H. Temple was  in charge of the loading and unloading  of the engines. The Lytton also took  down six new flat cars, making in all  22 now in use on the N. <fc H.  A Prophecy of Retribution.  The Mordeu (Man.) Monitor has the  following : "TheFree Press aui depend  upon it that the day is not far distant  when the people of Canada will exact  a reckoning from the C. P. R. Company. When that day arrives and the1  long suffering farmers of Manitoba  can ondureEmperor Van Home's exactions no longer, and when cars are .fired, bridges blown up and millions of  damage done before justice can be obtained, the whole cause will not lie  with those who committed the deeds,  but with the railway despot who made  the attempt, to Iraiuple upon (he rights  of tree men. a ml gn.uled hitherto peaceful and law-abiding citizen*, into i-u-lh i  violence."  MINING INTELLIGENCE.  '��������� John Boyd recorded the "Hobo"  claim this \yeek. It is located southeast of the ''.Tenderfoot," on Carne's  Creek, Big Bend.      '.   ,   ���������  Gold Commissioner Goepel 'has  granted a still further lay-over for the  Cariboo Creek camp, until August loth,  on account of'high water.  Messrs..Nestelle find Nichols/* representing Fairhaven capital, returned to  town last week. They went up'to Big  Bend where they have 1A miles of placer  claims on French Creek in' course of  development. , c ' ' ''"  < An expert placer miner has been sent  into the Cariboo Creek country, at the  instance of R. Alexander,'manager of.  the Kootenay Reclamation Co., for the  purpose of testing the ground, with a  view to heavy investment. ,       ' _";'  0 The Vandall-Beaton gold claim on  French Creek' is now working' three  men. Three hundred dollars was token  out in three days last'week and the  ground is improving. French Creek is  one of the best placer districts in Big  Bend. >��������� ' \ :  Development . work oh the Idaho j  mine, in tlie Slocan, has made good  progress this month. During the week  a rich vein of galena, three feet in  width, was uncovered, and it, has been  proven to be continuous. The owners  are greatly elated.  That there is'considerable'activity in  prospecting is evidenced by the number of free miners' certificates which  are being issued. Several of those  to whom certificates were issued this  week intend trying their luck at Trout  Creek, while others have gone ' to the  Big Bend country. '.,.',      '  The high water on the Lardeau river  prevents work proceeding as it should,  nothing but testing going on. These  tests-have been quite satisfactory, from  20c.to 80c per yard of surface sand having been. obtained. There are good  prospects of big pay when the water  goes down sufficiently to get to bedrock^  A well-defined quartz vein has been  discovered on Cariboo Creek, five miles  above Goat Canyon. It runs directly  across the Lady Sampson group of  claims. Specimens exhibted show the  gold freely dotted' over the rock,1 and  can be readily seen with a glass. The  vein is extensive and its discovery has  put new life iu the camp.  v Thomas Bain will commence work  early next week on the "Hard Pan"  mineral claim, Carne's Creek, for a  Seattle mining Company. This claim  is a gold proposition, running from $12  to SIS in ,gold, according to assays  .made in Seattle last fall by Volt and  Bogardus. It is a contact vein, and  the ore occurs in a porphyry dyke,  which is from 12 to 20 feet wide. "The  claim is located on a steep mountain  side about S miles from the'Columbia  River. Should it show up to advantage  a joint stock company will be organized  and work pushed vigorously.  Mr. J. G. Gilles, mining "expert for  the Shuneah Wechwa Mining Co. of  Ontario, was in town this week. He  was on his way to Toad Mountain,  where he will  investigate a couple of  Sropositions situated near the Silver  ling. Mr. A. H. Selman, F.R.S., chief  engineer of this company, who has been  negotiating for the purch-ise of the  Sultana mine in the It-it Portage district, will be here in the. early part of  next week, and will go down the river  to join Mr. Gilles at Toad Mountain.  The company, it is said, is composed of  English capitalists, who have plenty of  the "needful" to invest in good mining  claims.  ore body.'and it is estimated that its  value per ton* is about $100. Walter  Scott and an eastern mining company  are the owners.  THE SILVER BOW.  The trail from the C. P. R. at Illecillewaet to Gold Hill, is being repaired  under that competent foreman, J. P.  Kennedy. Gold Hill i.s where the "Silver Bow" mineral claim is situated.  Ariaugements are being perfected for  packing out 40 tons of ore. The ore  carries a heavy percentage of copper  and runs SIS in gold per ton. Some 20  tons have been taken down to the foot  of the mountain, and the balance will  soon be brought down : and then the  whole amount packed to the railway.  The trail, afler being put in repair, is a  payable one and all down grade. The  Silver How lias developed a very   l.oge  LARDEAU-TROUT LAKE WAGON  ROAD.  The Lardeau wagon   road   is   being  pushed forward vigorously under   the  supervision'of'Mr. Hiigh Ross, a practical road-builder.   The early completion of. this road is practically assured,  and will swing the great Lardeau mining region into the  front rank of ore-  producing camps.   When the road   is  completed to Trout Lake, its projected  terminus, it is more   than   likely that  some enterprising steamboat-man will  build a small steamer   to   ply  on   the  lake. "'Healy Creek������mines are, situated  eastward of'the south end of the lake,  and. the natural routcis by way,of the  North-east Ann, being  only   half the  'distance.by land carriage as -compared  \yith tlie Iilbotenay   Lake   route. /The  construction of tliis wagon   road  will  greatly lessen the cost  of getting   in  supplies and shipping out ore, and will  induce capitalists to,invest in Lardeau  mineral claims? Mr. Kellie has intimated that he will endeavor to get an appropriation this winter to build a wagon road from Trout Lake to the  forks  of the Lardeau, four additional   miles.  The construction of these   four  miles,  will practically put all   the claims   on  the Lardeau river within a few miles of  the wagon road.-  1        ( .  Zl    ;;   FISH CREEK.  Several claims up this creek, r on  which work has been done, show some  very fine black oxide of copper, notably  that owned by Cory Menhenick, a  sample of which was shown here this  week by Mr. Menhenick's brother, who  is on his way to the coast. This claim  is located on the head waters of Sable  Creek, and was discovered last fall by  three colored prospectors. Sable Creek  runs into Fish Cieek 11 miles above  Lardeau City. If a wagon road were  constructed, next spring, up Fish Creek  some five miles, over a Tow divide back  of Lardeau City, it would shorten the  present trail some two miles and would  strike Fish Creek '"above the rapids.  A light-draught steamer could then  navigate Fish Creek to the falls, a distance of about 20 miles from the end of  the said wagon road. This would open  up the Fish Creek mining camps and  would give cheap transportation to  tlie "copper claims located on Sable  Creek, and would , facilitate the opening up of the Blaefc- Bear, Lexington  and Gladstone groups of claims. It  would also open up the McDonald and  Arthur claims on Boyd Creek, and give  the claims on the headwaters of Fish  Creek a better route for getting out  ore than over the high summit of Flat  Creek, which for seven or eight months  of the year is blocked by snow. Fish  Creek, aliove the rapids, has a considerable area * of good agricultural land  available for settlement. Excellent  timber, mostly cedar, borders on the  main stream and its larger tributaries.  The fall in silver practically put an end  to prospecting last year, but undoubtedly it will be thoroughly prospected  upon the settlement of the silver problem. Fish Creek drains'a large area  of mineral country and contains a great  number of mining claims, of the most  promising character.  LARDEAU NUGGETS.  Thomson's Landing, July 24th.  Messrs. Campbell and Johnston liave  commenced operations on the'mining  claims known-as the "Bad Shot" ana  " No. 25." They are on the saint- lead  as the now famous " Black Prince,"  and are reported ,to bo showing up immensely as development work.' progresses^ the ore being very similar to  that of tlie Black Prince���������a high-fj-rade  gray copper, carrying gold and silver.  Mr. Murphy, of the Black Prince,  passed through here yesterday for Nakusp. He reports the Black Prince  improving every day, and now feels  certain that they have one of the great  mines of Kootenay. They will be ready  to ship ore by the first of September.  They are working three shifts. Mr.  Gillhooly is iu charge during Mr.  Murphy's absence.  Trustworthy reports from  the Pool  group .state that the last, assessment  performed by Ed. Crockett showed up  a ledge of solid ore as wide as a .house,  and the length of ledge that shows  solid metal is not yet known.  Reports, from the Ilorne-McDonald  group are the same; every claim on  which work has been'done shows solid  ore from 4'to 10 feet wide.  The staking of placer ground on  Lardeau River still goes on, and many  here expect that 500" men will be working there by the middle; of September.  It is cp-iite possible, from present appearances, that we are on the eve of  the greatest gold-silver mining boom  British Columbia has ever known.  Mr. J. D. Graham, Government  Agent, has been along tho new wagon  road paving the hands up to the cud of  June. 'The , stuff" he brought will-  no doubt prove very acceptable and, to  a considerable extent, ease the financial  stringency which has prevailed here  for some time.  The new wagon ' road, under the  superintendency of Mr. Hugh Ross, is  being, pushed through as fast* as' the  character of the work will permit, and  everyone who has passed over it agrees  that it is a good job, on the whole, for  the money expended. f  REVELSTOKE GUN CLUB.  , The opening shoot of the Gun Club  took place at the range on Wednesday.  The weather was most unfavorable for  good shooting, the' wind being high  with intervals of rain. -The shooting  was at clay piguons sprung from the  trap at a distance of 20 yards. One  competitor, Mr. Woodrow, succeeded  in hitting nine birds out Of ten.. There  were two sweepstakes; entrance 50  cents.  '   FlKST   SWEEPSTAKK, 5   BlRDS���������J.   I.  Woodrow, 5; H. A. Brown, 4; Guv  Barber, 4; W. F. Crage, 3 ; F. B.' Wells,  3; H. J. Bourne, 2; W. Cowan, 2.  Second ' Sweepstake, 5 Jiinns-7.T.  I. Woodrow, 4 ; Guy Barber, 3; H. A.  Brown, 3; F. B. Wells, 3; W. Cowan,  2; W. F. Crage, 2. >   '  To the Editor of tlie Kootcnay Mail:  A Little Creek and a Large Controversy.  Sib,���������In giving you an account of  the disasters caused by the high water  this year I only reported the events I  deemed important, little thinking that  I should drift into a controversy with  Mr. Adair on this subject. -11 appears  that I omitted to report the dreadful  havoc wrought by a little l stream  known as Thomson Creek, about a mile  long, and about the size of the stream  that flows past Long's brewery in  Revelstoke; but the fj-iant intellect of  Mr. Adair, equal to tlie magnitude of  the calamity, reported the matter fully,  only he ratlier confused "us by omitting  to mention the name of the creek.  Allow Mr. Beaton and myself to  convey to Mr.' Adair, through your  columns, our most, sincere thanks  for going out bravely with a shovel  and, at tlie risk of his life, turning this  raging, .roilring torrent into its proper  channel, thereby saving probably thousands of dollars worth of our property  from destruction.���������Yours truly,  J. W. THOMSON.  Thomson's Landing, July 21th.  A QUERY.     ���������  Sin,���������Supposing a man's name is  James and he is put on the voter's list  as John, is his vote legal ? 'I know a  case'of this kind which happened not  a hundred miles from Revelstoke last  week; and, moreover, this same gentleman acted as scrutineer for the opposition candidate.���������Yours truly,  "' Ohserver.  [We -should say his vote was legal  enough, provided he���������whether James  or John-���������was entitled to vote. But he  ought to have had the error remedied  on the revised list.���������Ed.]  ALMOST A CATASTROPHE.  The steamer W. Hunter, plying on  Slocan Lake, narrowly escaped destruction by lire one day this week,  when one and one-half miles- from New  Denver. A still' gale was blowing at  (he time, aud the fire, which originated fn.ini the galley stove, had gained  considerable headway before noticed-  The crew then seemed to Jose (heir  beads aud   one   and   all   prepared    lo  jump. A well-known assayer threw  off his coat and implored tiie'captain  to run the boat ashore and let him get-  off. P. Genelle, of Nakusp, wasorioof  the passengers ahoai d, and he', quickly  rustled a half-charred .bucket, and soon  had the blaze under control. Many  row boats put off from the town to  render assistance. ' The upper deck-,  house was badly scorched., ���������    ���������> ,  THREE'~F0RKS WIPED OUT.     '  '  Only One .Building .Left Standing- in  the Town.        -._.._  Anions'; the passengor.s on the Columbia ou  Thursday, was K. C. Carpenter, of Three Korku,  , who was on his way to t lie eoast. Ho told n dis-  nml story ot the utter destruction of his thriving town by (Ire last. Tuesday night. Tho town,  as is'well-known, is situated iu the heart, of the  .Sloeun mining ciunii, at Lho junction ut the three .  forks of t'ui'iii-iitur Creek. Hush ' tires had been  raging tlereely round the town for days, baton  the evening i.i question a heavy wind swept the  flames d.nvn tlie suvoiul gulches and on to the  doomed town. Twieo the attacks were warded  oil", hut dually the (lames crossed Senton Creek  and caught, .s-.nio buildings on tliooiil-*kii-l> iiml.-*-  in a low minutes, the town was abla/.e. N>>  ctl'ort could be made to cheek tho tire, each in-,  habitant seeking rather to save his or her life.  Many male for the creek and slopped there  till all danger was over. One woman was in  the ice-cold -water for almost two hours. Iu loss  than three hours, the town was burned out;  only one building, liyron White's ore house,  containini** 800 tons of Slocan Star and Queen  He������s ore, being left. Hotels, stores and dwelling houses were destroyed, the loss amount in^  to S.J.OOO, with no insurance.' It. K. Lemon, of  Nelson, lost a ������10,0(X) stock ot general mci-ohm*-*-,  disc ; lionson's railway bridge camp, for the X.  &S. Hy. men, wiped out; George Hughes' big  headquarter*, for his pack train and teams, alst*  Lane Gilliam's, wore entirely consumed; Capt.  Moore, of Duluth, who is putting up a KXl-ton  concentrator near tho town., had his newly-cut  lumber destroyed, for the second time.' Nothing could be saved, the lire "spread so rapidly.  Half an hour after the lire started it*, was five  miles past the town,'so .fiercely did the wind  blow. '���������   ���������     , i        '  Already work has commenced in rebuilding  the town, a eimtract having been let for a Sl.tHKl ���������  hotel, besides other structures.   Supplies  are  coming in freely, and l hoy were ��������� badly needed,  .for after the lire tliere   were   not  enough  provisions to furnish a mr-al.  The lire spread rapidly towards K.islo.' wilting  out everything to Watson, and. it is stated,  right to Hear Lake City, all the buildings and  camps along the line being destroyed.   '  ELECTION NEWS.     '     -  Graham'(Opp.) obtained a majority  of 13 over Vernon (Chief Commissioner  of Lands aud Works) in East Yale.  The returns  from   South   Kootenay  show thaf-J. P. 11 nine (Opp.) was re--'  turned with the handsome majority of  MO.   Following is the poll at the vaii-  ous polling stations :  1-OLI.1XG placi:.  Silvo.rton   New Denver...  Three Porks....  Watson..'   Sproul's...'.....  iv.-ihlo   Ainsworth..'   NeKon '...  Prederieton   Rvkert's :..  Wanota   Duncan City   IJUCUAXA-V.'  1IU3IK  ..  ��������� 0  30  ..  2S  5S  10 . ..  3S  1()  3+  -������  13  SS  l  - 4-_)  a  19  72  i:������  .">  17  13  1  ��������� ���������  , 1  !)  3  .)  Total      203  KM  SMOTHERED TO DEATH.  News has arrived of a fatal accident  at the Surprise mine, near Boar Luke,  during the week'. A miner, whose name  could not be ascertained, was engaged  performing a.sse.ssmeiit work in an up-  jw;r tunnel by himself. .Being away  from camp longer than usual, a," M*arcti  was made for liini. It was found that  the roof of the tunnel, a foot in thickness, had caved in, burying the man  and smothering the life -out of him.  When discovered, one hand and arm  were protruding from the earth, while  the body wa*-. in an upright position.  lie w.-is'n married man.  -^ A DEER HUNT pack i.  TIIE KUOTKNAY .MAIL.  THE FASTEST'VESSEL AFLOAT.  33A Miles an Hour.  A recent number of' JSiiyinccriiuj  gives an account of the late.st'torpedo-  boat destroyer built by Thornyrroft fc  Co. for the British Government. This  o vessel is called the . Daring, and, has  easily proved herself a, j-ecoi d breaker,  for she --.howed on her trial a Speed of  a little over 29 knots an hour, and thus  could leave even her sinter boat, the  Hornet, behind in .1 i.-ice. The Daring  is one of -12 vessels of her class that  have been ordered .during the past two  years, the Havoc and the Hornet having preceded her. She is 183 feet long,  , 10 wide aud" 13 deep. She has a freeboard of 7 i'eet and a flush deck. 'The  height above \\ate,r keeps the dork  comparatively five from water when  .steaming against, heavy seas.  , The Daring, like all her class, is a  twin screw bout, and ' draws but 7 feet  of water. As the larger of (he single  screw lorpedn boats draw 7, feet (i  inches, she will lie able, if the occasion  evei arises, to chase them through  shallow water. On her trial .trip there  were 73 people aboard, and with 10 tons  of coal in the bunkers her displacement'  was 228.0 tons.   The armament of these  boats consists of one 12 pounder quick  1 j .I  firing gun carried 011 the conning tower  forward, five  0  poundcr^guns on__the  broadside and  another  in   the centre  line ou a special mounting  aft.   There  are three  torpedo   dischargers for  IS  inch torpedoes, ��������� oiks  built in   the  bow,  , and two discharging carriages on deck  aft and a'rrangod as a'paii. ISaeh vessel  will carry five torpedoes, three in position and two .stowed under the turtle,  back forward. The. engines of 'the  Daring and her sister ship the Decoy,  just finished, are of a now, design...  They are. of tho, three stage compound  type, have cylinders 19 inches in diain-  , oter for the high pressure engine,'27  inches for the intermediate, and a pair  27 inches in diameter for ,the low pressure.. The stroke ,is 10 inches. Each  set of engines' is divided into two parts.  ��������� RETURNING TO EUROPE.'  " From New York to Liverpool For $10.  The managers of the White Star  Steamship line have reduced the,price  of steerage passage to Queenstown,  - Liverpool, Londonderry aud Belfast  from 1*1)23 to $10.' l,t is probable that tho.  "White Star's big cut will precipitate a  general rate war-for steerage passengers. "   ���������  The Atlantic low rates inaugurated  ���������'by the steamship lilies may result in a  wholesale exodus from Chicago of many  men ^connected with  the late   strike.  Never before in the history of steamship rates has  it been  possible to'go  from  Chicago  to a   I-Curopean port so  'cheaply.    Since the cut rates have been  inaugurated, the exodus from Chicago  and the northwest to various points in  Europe  has  figured-up a third of the  local traffic to Now York, according lo  the  estimates of the  local  steamship  lines,  and  the announcement of   the  last great cut in rates h;is started a real  hegira of European-born people.    Dozens of men,   who say they   were   on  strike, have  been making enquiries, at  local steamship'oJTices within (he last  few days, expressing their intention of  returning  to the "old country" in case  the  strike  was  a failure.     There  are  half a dozen'interesting phases of the  present  situation,  and  there  is much  food  for  thought in the depletion of  'the  .standing  army  of unemployed in  this country by the return of thousands  of  workers, lo'ihoir homos abrnnd.    7t  is estimated that before long labor will  be at a premium inste;1 " 'of a discount,  and  there are'not a few who figure, on  ��������� a season of prosperity, a.s acon-^eipionee  of  the  leturn   to liurbpe of thousands  who   have lieen in tho past six months  unsuccessful   candidates   for   employment. '   ������ ��������� ,  Bankrupt Railroads in the U. S.  The Hjiilw.iy Age for July l.'U-onrains  a summary of the railroads \\ hich hav* I  gone into the hands of receivers'oi been ]  sold under t'ori-closiu es in the (us| mx i  months ..f iv.'(. which sl1(,w a total of j  t weiity-ihree lines, with 2.98S miles nf |  road, a funded d.-lii of $ 121,S(;-!.(Kni c.-ip- j  iial sioek yl-is.iiV-.uio, .mil ,i total c.ipi- j  tali/.aiion of s-eijO,ln|,f-oo. This hi ing-i  the totals of l be i-o.-i.ls in t he hands .if j  i-ei-.-ivei-s un .linn- .'-{0 (u ]f,*J lines, with I  l.'i.O-x) mill's ,,f|7;-u U .'ind .ihuo-i .^2,."j(xi,- !  ik/!.(-<K) of cipiiiilizati'iii. During t h.* }  Sam'- six month- -.ivt.-.-n roads have j  been sold under foi '-. io sure, having,  I,.'ii'i miles of line and an ,iggn-g,i I >��������� ;  capitalization of .**i7-i,n22,M)u.  The natural terminus of the wagon  road about to be eanstruetedfrom  Arrow Lake to Trout Lake City,  thereby tapping" the famous Lardeau mining'district.  BUY EVANSPORT LOTS, because they.are for sale at such  moderate' prices fruit when the rise in their value (which must  'come) takes place,'the profit on'your investment will be pro-  . portionately ^'reat.  BUY I\T0\V, because it is not intended to offer these Lots al  their present low price for' long, and ,you', may as well benefit  by the rise in prices. , ��������� ���������  Lots from $25 to $100.  T. L. HAIG, Revelstoke, B.C.,  fr THOSE WHO USED      '  TANGLEFOOT FLY PAPER  For the Fly Pest last year will be glad to learn that it can' be  Procured again this Season at  THE    REVELSTOKE.   PHARMACY:  -i-ILKBIi   &c  ELLS.  POST-OFFICE  STORE.  Gents' Furnishings,    '������������������  Stationery,  "*BB^s Patent Medicines  And TOILET ARTICLES of every description.   -      ," '  FURS BOUGHT & SOLD.  . Specialty :   : SHIRTS and-SHOES.  THE SEASON FOR  ������3"  I  1? "BT8  S5' RO/OT  BEER  Ik again al- hand.   2o els. makes ;"  5 gallons. -  NEW STOCK OF PERFUMES, SOAPS, TOOTH AND HAIR BRUSHES, ETC.  T.  L.  HAIG,  ,      NOTARY   PUBLIC   -   -.REVELSTOKE, B.C.  1     > l i r  Mining and "Real Estate Broker and General Oom-  .   '       ���������       ,   mission Agent.  FIRE; LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE.        -    ������������������  Representative,of the Kootenay Smelting & Trading; Syndicate.  i * * , 11   :o:   AGENT,FOR THE FOLLOWING TOWNSITES ;  TROUT LAKE CITY, EVANSPORT, KASLO CITY' AND NAKUSP.  t  DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE,  THIS SPACE IS RESERVED  fou  ^lDVB ETI S'UVCIE! ZDnTT  WHOLESALE LIQUORS.  BEYELSTOKE,      IB _ O  OOOOOOOOOOO.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO^OOOOOO'OO  We have a complete stock of PAINTS, ready  mixed knd ground in oil. Dry Paints. "White Lead  in 12 1-2, 25 and 50 lb. Irons. Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil. Walnut,' Oak, Cherry and Mahogany  Stains. Fireproof Paint for Roofs, &c. : Carriage,  Furniture and Elastic Oak Varnish. Copal, Japan,  Dryers, &c, &c.  - "��������� ������������������:o:���������:o: ;������������������ ' ���������        ''  ' '    ��������� ��������� WINDOW GLASS M SIZE UP TO 36x48.     ...' * " :.  I. O <) O O O  O O O  O   O   Ij   0   O  O 0 fJ  O  O ti (I <) o  o <i  I-RANK"    SVICUARTY,  DEALER   TN ,  ,     '  BEEF, PORK, MUTTON, ETC."  GIANT POWDER, FUSE AND CAPS  " JOWETT STEEL, BAR AND FLAT IRON ALL SIZES.  _____________ ��������� ��������� , ���������       i  STORES'-AT   NEW   DENVER   AND   NAKUSP.  **ft  A.  -L-^*4?*;*k^'  THE WESTERN IVlfLLfNG GO'Y. (LTD.)  '    ' ��������� DEALER, IN  FLOCK LOLLL-i) OATS  sffoicrs   ^      ���������       <-okx mkal  UK AN" IIA CON"  OATS P.CTTKK ������  1   flll wiikat     G loos  LAY FOTATOLS     ������������������'  LROfTK, aiul VLOLTAP-LLS of ;ill kinds.  ';fy  x:*y'i-/' a  ,*<���������&. '  v*���������**������  K*C������ ������������������>.  ��������� tpi$.  ttf$A  3=4yi'  ���������&-pj  ^i>tk  ���������u^;>*  m  ���������or  ^r  ST go ahead I  - Why?  HUGH LYNN CONtKSSES.  Iln^'h Lynn, who w..*^ IV.und ^uilly  liy a V.incoiivcr jury, l.-isl, Sat,tiril;iy, of  <hc. iii111-< 1 c-i- oi' (in-cu ;uh1 T-iylor, on  .S.-lv.'u-y r.������l;uul,���������J;isl, f;ill, 111,'idc ;i, .sl.-ilc-  iiicut in f-oni-L t.li;it lie- hliol, fJwcii .il'l.cr  (fi-cfii h.'id shoL Tfiylor ;iii<l li.'id fiicrl  two shots iii. him (Lynn). After Gr.-f-n  fell, Lynn got, sc.-ircd nnd firr*d kcvcivi)  shol-s through tin* wall of the house nud  then put tho guns in the h-md-i-of (,1k-  tlciifl rii(;n. I^ynn w;is sciitcnr-cd to he  liangcd f)ii .August 2(lth, four wefks  huiifc. Tli������ jury i-ccf.iiuiH'ndcd him to  7iici*oy, which Justice 1)r;ikr> said woulrl  ho forwai'ded to the proper authoril.irs.  GROCERIES^:-' KINDS,  YOUR CUSTOM SOLICITED.  Affcnt for   Watcrous Engine Company.  SjjciRlit Waptin Comj*any  If you want to reach'the People'in the North  Riding- of West Kootenay  ADVBETJSE'    TJST  The ���������*���������. Kootenay * (VIail  L O. O.   F.��������� I'cgular   meeting   evei-y  Tliiu-.sd.-iy night nl eight o'clock in Od'l-  ' fellow's  1111.II.    Visiting   hr.-llii-en : cor-  ������Iial.ly inv.il.ed. "  w A  )()  JOB PRINTING !N FIRST-GLASS STYL  BECAUSE it is the metropolis of a district whose  mines, besides being" fabulously rich in Silver,  carry a larger percentage of GOLD than any  silver-lead mines on the American continent.  BEG AUSE nearly all the mines are within a 12-mile  radius of the townsite, and the routes to them all  converge in Trout Lake City.  BECAUSE during last winter several of the Lardeau  mines were being steadily developed in spite of  the slump in silver, and larg-e quantities of GOLD  were taken out of Lardeau Creek within the limits  of the townsite.  Price of Lots -Corners, $150;   Insides, $100.  APPLY TO H. ASHBY & Co., Kaslo, or  o  AND AT   HONEST' PRICES.

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