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 Vol. 1.���������No. 21.  BEVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., SEPTEMBER 1, 1894  $2.00 a Year.  tfr  n ���������>  IA  To Miners and Prospectors.  It is our desire to have the Mail known far  and wide as a reliable A 1 mining paper. To  this end wo ask t lie help of all prospectors and  milling men who have the interest of the North  Hiding of West Kootenay at heart. It is in  your power to give us very material help by  sending in .scrap,-: of mining news which would  otherwise remain unpublished. Every item, no  matter how trivial it m ly appear to yon, will bo  acceptable. If you have no pen, write with a  pencil; if no paper, just tick it down on a piece  of birch baric If you are out of alanips bend it  all the name, we'll utter-d to that. Never mind  , grammatical compositions, flowing lantjuiitfo, or  ck'Kiint hanclwritiiiK, jiibt send, us the facts;  we 11 do the rest. We ask only one thing: Ho  not exaggerate.  V*%  Kootenay Lodge  No. 15 A.F.&A.M.  GEPHAL NEWS.  The regular meetings  are held in the Alas-  onioToniplo.Hourno'.s   ��������� Hall,   on   the   third  ;==== M o n il a j* in each  ������>/f^-v>A visjmonth at 8 p. m.  ���������^j^^^S^r*-" Visiting brethren  i*-=~ ���������itst- cordially welcomed.  C. II.'TEMPLE. Si:cki:tauy.  A. B. H. COCHRANE,  L NOTARY PUBLIC,  GENERAL AGENT  OFFICE  WITH GUY BARBER,  revelstoke, b.c.  ,      ' "      a/McNEs'L,  basser shop and bath room,'  Front Street, Uovelstoko.'   '  ��������� oii'ei ing'O shaving tickets for  ).    Haircut for 25c.     And    '^  i bath for 2-3c.   '  .' '"W." A. JOWETT,  MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER,  NELSON, B. C.  Over 2,000 salmon were thrown  away at Anaeortes recently in one day,  the cannery at Friday harhor not heing  able to take care of the catch.   ' '  The Czar has countermanded the  orders for holding the army manoeuvres  at Smolensk, owing to the prevalence  of cholera.    .  "The Calgary Water Power company  is busy erecting poles for lighting the1  streets with electricity. Arc lights  are to be used, and the lamps are to  be in use September 1st.  '  According to the custom house reT  turns no less than 8,280i French-  Canadian families, estimated at -11,'100  souls, returned   to   Quebec   province  from the New England states  during  am now  $j:oo  ��������� La.rd.eau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.  ��������� -    GUY   BARBER,  , WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  Repairing Neatly &. Promptly Executed.  "    REVELSTOKE, B. C.  J, K,' WILSON "& CO:,"  BOOT'AND'SHOEMAKE'RS,  FRONT STREET, REVELSTOKE'  .      '   (One door west of Courthouse.)  REPAIHS^NEATLY & PROMPTLY DONE/  ,- '       ' (   ,\ '   ,',    l'RICICS -MOUEKATE." . -    >-    -- r.  BUILDER.  Will figure on all kinds of  Buildings ; all kinds of House,  Store and Office, Furniture repaired or made to order; - all  kind's of Skopzvork in my line  neatly and promptly executed by  ski I led-and experienced hand.  ���������     " FURNITURE,  Doors, Sashes k Blinds.  R. HOWSON,  REVELSTOKE.  1893.  Operations have, been started at  Ardcn, Frontenac County, Ontario, to  ���������open up what is believed to be a gold  mine. The quality, of the quartz  already, procured' is pronounced very  valuable. " ��������� '*  . Probably the largest fire insurance  policy ever written is that covering the  property of the Santa Fo Railway C67  It is issued by the Phconix Fire of  London, faces , up !?17,000,000, and  cuts a premium of-Sl70.000 to carry-  British Columbia lumber is. in demand both in Manitoba and   the east-  COFFINS   CARRIED  IN  STOCK.  ���������SI  AOK'i'T KOU SIXGElt SUWIXU MACHINES.  G-eneral Blacksmith.  GEORGE    TERRYBERRY,  REVELSTOKE, B.C.,  Repairs to Wagons, &c.  Shoeing,a Specialty.  Steamer ARROW  TOWN WHARF, REVELSTOKE,  Tuesdays & Saturdays at 12.30.  - FOli���������  Hall's   Landing,   Thomson's  Landing,  Hot Springs and Nakusp.  TTIK  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO   AN'l)   TliOM     !  All Eastern Points.  Through Vii-H( Cliv>>i Kluuiiliiff Cars and Tourist  Sleeping I'ai'h to St. Paul, Moiitruiilnwl Toronto  without change.  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  .'Atlantic Express arrives 10:10 dally.  1'iioifle " "       17:1(1   " ���������  nforiiiiitioii ua to mt.on,time, c(:c,  I. T.  For full  apply to- ���������  Brewster,  Agoiit, Koyol.stolco.  ������ICO: Mob. imOWN,     '       ,  J.)inl,r-iol, J'asHoliK'ii' Accent,, ���������'  , Vancouver. U. (J.  ern provinces, and recently several,  trains of this,- product of the 'Pacific  province have passed through-the-city  for eastern points.���������Ifor', Wester.  A German named Freeson, has come  to the Northwest, and has settled at  Rotheve'h. Pie is 45 years of age and  his wife is ' 36. . They', have their  children along with them. The ages  of the children, are 17, 16, 16, 15, 12,  li; 10, 9, 5, 4, 4, 3, 2,1, and 3 months.  ���������Manitoba'fAberal.  An ostrich in thc.'London Zoological  Garden got hold of an attendant's chronometer watch a few days ago and  swallowed it/ Tlio striking of the  quarter and ��������� half . hours, which continued for three hours," appared to  , excite the bird's curiosity and created  a great deal.of .amusement among the  spectators.     * t  A  submarine1-eruption  in   Bristol  Bay,'Alaska,'-recently   killed   a great  number of codiish  and "salmon.1 , The  eft'ect of this was so extensive that t|je^  uatives".haS been unable- ib" catchliny���������  fish as'late as ;August   1st.    All  the  volcanoes' in'-Alaska  are active  this  summer, which is very unusual.  ���������   The destruction of  bears out of season in Manitoba goes on.    The killing  of  bears   at  this   season   looks   very  much like wanton destruction.   , If'the  animals  were  allowed   to  live  a few  weeks   their    skins    would     become  valuable, but they are useless at present.  A.  week   or  so  ago  a  carload   of  bonded   Chinamen    passed   over   the  C.P.R., en'route for the coast.    Somewhere between Dunmore and   Donald  one of  the   Mongolians escapeci~fronf  the car and made himself scarce, much  to the  inconvenience1' of  the   railway  company and the  customs authorities.  ���������Medicine Rat News.  < Tt is estimated   that 'nearly 30,000  Russian troops are in Eastern Siberia,  and   they   have   with ,them  64'heavy  guns.    This taken in connection   with  the fact   that  Russia has sent 8 wardships under sealed orders to Corea, and  the    commander-in-chief    of   eastern  Siberia is to hold the   troops  in readiness   to   march  at   any   moment,   is  regarded as significant.  The Forth bridge is being painted.  It is painted once in four years, the  amount of paint required being, while  still, unmixed, about 50 tons, and the  area to be covered about 120 acres.  The bridge, since its opening, has been  crossed by some 325,000 trains���������about  200 a da}'���������yet the woar and tear is  said to be inappreciable.  The two hundredth anniversary of  the establishment of the Bank of England���������"The Old Lady of Thread needle  Street,"���������was recently celebrated, the  charier of the bank having ��������� been  granted duly 27, '169-1, in the reign of  William and Alary. The proceedings  were participated in by'the attaches of  the institution, and a large number of  guests.  The aggregate tonnage of the  mercantile marine of the British empire  is 12,427,596 tons, while that of France  and Russia together only eciuals 1,530,-  507 tons. The entire number of vessels, exclusive of warships, built and  under construction in the United  States during the last fiscal year was  894 of 134,'494 'tons, while in Great  Britain the figures were 318 of 718,204  tons. These are both steam and sail,  but are exclusive of'unrigged craft.  Two well-known journalists passed  through on the Pacific Express last  week. One of these was Mr. Frederick  Villiors, the special artist and correspondent of the London Iilark and  White.. He left Vancouver, by the  .Empress on, Monday for the seat of  war,in-the Orient. Tho other was Mr.  Julian Ralph,, .pictorial correspondent  of ./tnr/tur'n.. lie, too, is on; his way to  the' scone of the war., Mr. Ralph,  about three years ago, ."\vi:oie,-up" this  section of the country. ;  -     ALUMINIUM.  [written for the kootenay mail.]  A short account of a few of the properties and alloys of this most useful  metal may perhaps prove interesting  to your readers, more especially as a  great deal of misapprehension exists,  particularly as regards its extraction.  Frequently, indeed, have efforts been  made to obtain the metal direct from  its chief source���������clay���������which is so  abundant in all parts of the world, but  the experiments, although successful  to some" extent, have failed commercially owing to the expense incurred.  All clays contain aluminium,' which  is the oxide (or rust) pi the metal, but  it is combined, chemically with silica,  and it is no easy matter to separate one  from the other in such a way as, to  leave the alumina practically pure  and fit for'producing pure aluminium ;  so attention had of necessity to be  turned to some other source of supply  which presented less difficulty. Such,  a source has been found in the mineral  called "cryolite," a beautiful, * of ten  Iranspar en t. _wb i to    species   of   spar  MINING INTELLIGENCE.  (found in Greenland) which is^a^com  pound" of aluminium, sodium and  fluorine, and contains ,no silica. , The  method usually employed is to mix this  powdered mineral with common salt  (for fluxing purposes) and ' metallic  sodium, and heat it in a properly constructed" furnace, when the metallic  sodium combines with the fiuoriheand  so leaves the aluminium free. The use  of the electric furnace is, however,  becoming very general for the production of the metal, although in this case  the object aimed at is not the production of pure aluminium, but of an alloy  of that element with another metal,  very often copper, which is introduced  into the furnace charge on purpose to'  pick up and combine with the alumi-i  'ilium as fast as it is formed. This particular alloy is then used to' mix-with  other metals so as to introduce aluminium in1, greater- or less' quantities.as  may be desired, according to the use  for which the resulting alloy,!,.isuin-,  tended. The mixture, or, alloy, of  copper and l aluminium ' very , much  resembles gold in appearance, and is  often -used .instead' of the precious,  metal for.watcli and���������,pencil, cases and.  other articles of "jewellery, though its-i  great lightness, compared with gold,  renders it impossible to mistake .one  for the other. ' , .        -  Aluminium itself, when pure, is  nearly as white as silver ; it is ductile  and malleable, and a bar of it when  struck will give a very strong musical  note. It is extremely light, the specific  gravity being only 2.5, while tin, which  is also a very light metal, has a specific  gravity of over 7, but notwithstanding  its lightness it is very strong, and one  of its alloys with copper is said to be  as strong as steel. On this account it  has-been proposed to build ships of it  and also to use it in suspension bridges  as a substitute for iron, but its great  cost, compared with that metal, prevents such speculations going much  beyond the experimental stage; though  for small articles such as scale beams  and partsof astronomical and mathematical instruments it ,is extremely  suitable, as it combines so much  strength with wonderful lightness,,and  is hardly affected or tarnished by a  moist or sulphureous atmosphere as  are all other metals except gold, platinum and a very few more.  Aluminium was first obtained in the  metallic form as a chemical curiosity  by a celebrated German chemist named  Wohler, about the year 1828, but it was  only made in what was then" considered  large quantities by St.  Clair Deville  about   1854, and he used the sodium  process above described.  ' The best known compound of aluminium, except clay, is the universally  employed salt called " alum," which is  a chemical compound of alumina, potash (usually) and sulphuric acid ; and  this is produced in enormous quantities  for use in the arts, especially for paper-  making and dyeing.    It is made by  roasting a sort of clay slate or shale  found in England   and    every  other  country   in   the   woild;   the roasting  being   conducted   in the open air by  making huge piles of the slate mixed  with wood or, in some cases,  refuse  coal  and setting a light to the whole  heap, which often burns for months.  When  the   'alum shale   (aluni' ore) is  sufficiently' burnt  it  is  soaked with  water, which dissolves the alum formed  by   roasting,  and   is allowed  to' flow  away into  enormous  reservoirs, from  whence it is pumped up as required  and evaporated till the alum crystallizes  out of the solution.   For special purposes,  of course,   it undergoes   much  more elaborate treatment in. order to  obtain a purer product, but the operation docs not difier greatly from what  has  been just described.     There  are  very large deposits of alum  in an  impure state in British Columbia, notably  near   Adams   Lake,   but    whether  it  would pay to start a small alum works  is doubtful, not that there is any difficulty whatever -about it, / but the cost  in this country might render the, enterprise   unsuccessful    from   a   financial  standpoint,. as   alum'  is   worth   only  about 2 cents a pound. :  A.   II.   JlOLUJCXJ.  John Thornton has completed 500  feet'of wing-dam'on' Boundary Creek.  " There was a good clean-up on the  Cariboo mine, Camp McKinney, last  week.   "  Eighty tons of concentrates from  Camp McKinney are being shipped to  Tacoma via Penticton.' ,  ' The latest assay of unpicked ore  taken from the Stemwinder shaft, at|a  depth of 25 feet, ran ������130.40 in gold.  The largest gold nugget ever discovered was the famous Sarah Sands,  in Australia, weighing 233 lbs. 4 ozs.  troy. Its value was estimated at  860,000.  The project is entertained to erect a  smelting plant on the Columbia River,  somewhere north of Northport, on the  Canadian side of the line, where the  ore of the Nelson, Slocan, Trail Creek  and Boundary Creek districts could bo  handled .together.���������Midway Advance.  The Selkirk Record says that a fine  specimen of copper ore-was brought  from the unexplored regions of Lake  .Winnipeg. As, the eastern shore- of  that lake is very similar in formation  to the Lake, of the Woods' region, it is  not unlikely that' there are undiscovered mineral beds there.  The Alaska Mexican Gold Mining  Company's eleari-up for June was as  follows :��������� Bullion shipped, $21,226; "ore  milled,, 6,291'ton's; sulphurets treated,  104 toris. Of bullion there came from  sulphurets ������4,277. The working ex-'  penses were ������9,443, showing a profit  of 811,783 for the month.  Men have begun work under the  direction of Dr. Sehvyn; chief of the  geological survey expedition, for oil in  the Athabasca district.' The first tests  are being made' about two miles from  Athabasca landing, and at last reports  the drill had been sunk 55 feet. They  expect 'to strike' oil at- a depth' of  between 1,500 and 2,000.  The steamer Dixon c'broueht in at  Port Arthur a five stamp gold mill to  be shipped to Ward Bros. ' It will be  put in a mine near Rainy Lake City.  The .Little.American.vein is now 26  feet wide and they propose building a  '40-ft. stamp mill on the island on  which the mine" is located. The present mill on the mainland is to be used  ,a8 a custom mill.; _ '. .     ,  '".t-'A vein'from'two-to, four; feet_>vide  lias been uncovered in the Little Queen  mine, owned by Wui. McLernon and  others. The ledge ' is located on the  range between Sheep Creek and Takou  Inlet, Alaska, and is a continuation of  the Silver Queen. Fifty pounds of  high-grade silver ore, carrying a small,  percentage, of copper, has been taken  out.  S. N. Hinman,   clerk   at ,.the Hotel  Spokane, has received word that miners  are   taking   out  from $2 to ������4 a  day  with a rocker on a flat  owned, by him  just below 'the Big Kettle Falls of the  Columbia  river.      The    ground    was  worked several  years  ago by sluicing.  The high water' of  last spring threw  up enormous bars which are said to ,be  exceedingly rich in gold.   Mr. Hinman  has  ordered   an  investigation, and  if  the report is' verified  he   will   put  in  proper appliances to  work  the gravel  on a large   scale.���������Spokatman-Jlevicic.  The   Columbia   Mining  Co.,  a corporation recently organized in Seattle,  has purchased a section   of  640' acres>  opposite Yale for ������28,000 and will immediately ' begin     operations   to  put  water   on  the   ground   for  hydraulic  mining.    It is proposed to carry water  across the Fraser on a wire suspension  bridge at an expenditure of  ������50,000.  The company's olfice will be located in  Seattle, and   the  incorporators are F.  W. Ladd, W. H. Flett  and  Timothy  O'Connor, of  Merrill, Wis., and T. A.  Dereg. ���������  A placer prospector discovered some  float quartz just over tho divide of the  Cascades on the line, between Okana-  gan and Whatcom countics.and followed  the signs up the mountain streams.  Finally he lost all trace of it on tho  surface and began digging, with no indication of a ledge 'in sight. He was  rewarded by pay dirt from the grass  roots, with rich decomposed quartz intermixed. At a depth of five or six  feet he struck a ledge of rotten stuff  that showed free gold all through. The  ledge was crosscut arid its width determined at 19 feet. Tho discoverer and  his partner are, operating a rocker on  surface dirt and are said to be cleaning  up $50 a day.  Professor John Burwash, who_ accompanied Professor Coleman in his  survey of the gold fields of Rainy  Lake and the Lake of the Woods  regions, has returned to Toronto. Prof.  Coleman is still in tho west. The two  scientists mado a thorough examination of all the gold veins of the Rainy  Lake and river and ' Sturgeon Falls,  after which they went north on the  line of the Manitou and Wabigoon  waters up to Wabigoon Station on the  C. P. R., about 70 miles east of Rat  Portage. , Most of the' veins are what  are known as bedded veins but .they  also found a number of .true fissure  veins, some of which in the vicinity of  Bud Vermillion Lake wore 'largo and  apparently rich in gold.  THIRTY-SEVEN LIVES LOST  In a Coal Mine at Franklin, Wash.���������-  The .Work of a Fiend:  A terrible holocaust took place in the  Oregon Improvement Co.'s coal mines  at Franklin, 31 miles from Seattle, at  one o'clock last Friday p. m. Thirty-  seven dead bodies were taken out. The  fire caught in, the breast of No. 02 in  the sixth level, but of the cause nothing has been learned. ��������� The 37 men who  were killed probably died from suffocation, as the bodies did not show burns'  of a fatal nature. What proportion of  the dead men are white and what proportion are black could not bo ascer-;  tained, but the officers say they wcie  equally divided/ A private despatch  said,the scene around the mouth of the  mine baffled description. Wives, children, and the comrades of the dead  men were frantic with grief and formed a picture that would have moved  the strongest to tears.    .  ' r TIIE INQUEST. ,-  The coroner's jury on the cases of  the 37 men who were suffocated in tho  coal mines at Franklin, Wash., brought  in a verdict that "the men came to'  their death by suffocation caused by  smoke emanating from a fire,in breast  02 on the north side of the sixth , level,  said fire having been caused by si party  or parties unknown; and that said party or parties ,did wilfully,- knowingly  and maliciously cause said fire with intent and purpose to do great injury to,  the lives of the miners and the property of the Oregon Improvement Co."  !   It is said that one of the mine bosses  claims to know who started the blaze,  ,. ' <      '  but he will not give the name, because  he says the man  was   suffocated  with  his victims. ,  TO KILL PANTHERS, WOLVES AND  COYOTES.      ,    , '  BOUNTY BY THE~G0VERNMENT.   ,  The Provincial Secretary advertises  in the Gazette that the Government  will pay a bounty for the head of every  panther, wolf or coyote killed in a set-,  tied district of the Province; on the certificate of a.Justice, of the Peace that  such animal was killed in a settlement,  and that the bead was' produced to and  destroyed liy him, namely: For each  panther, $7.:"0; for each wolf, Jfi2; for  each coyote, $1.  New Bridge for Asheroft.  The Government lias lost no time in,  taking'the   initiative   to ' replace   the  bridge spanning the Thompson river at  Asheroft, which was washed away   by ,  the high waters of   last   Juno.   Plans  and specifications have been   prepared  for a new .structure, which is to lie   ������>00  feet in length, on which there   will   by  two Pratt truss combination   spans of,  200 feet each.   Tendei-H   arc   to be received   for   the   construction   of 'this  bridge up to   noon of Thursday, Sept.  ].'3th, at the of lice of the Deputy   Commissioner of Lands and Works, Victo- "  ria, where the plans and specifications  can be seen.   The usual 'conditions are"  attached.-��������� World.  ROASTED TO" DEATH.  Lives  Four Colorado Miners Lose Their  .    'in a'Red Hot Cage.  , Last'Salurday morning four miners  in the Amethyst mine at Credo, Colo.,  were literally roasted to death. ' They  were Tom Eversole and Hugh Fay, of  Colomdo; Archie McDowell, of ."Halifax, N. D., and Charles Proctor, of Pol,-  tawatomie. The shaft house caught  fire from a caudle at 5 o'clock, and so  great was the heat that the wire cable  , holding the skip'was' melted, and tho  iron cage, heated red- hot," fell to the  'bottom of the shaft, carrying with it  the four men who were on the ladders.'  The bottom of the shaft was filled with  timbers, on the top of which , lay the  skip still red hot and causing blinding  steam to rise. Four men, McAskill,  Pierce, Mulholland and Welsh made  their way out uninjured. It will take  a day or, two to recover the bodies.  The Amethyst, is owned by,-Senator  Wolcott and other Denver men.  ' Good Times at Boundary, B. C.  u Mr. H. P. Palm'erston, manager of  Midway Mining Co., said, whiieMirSpcP  kane last week :���������"Between 330 and  400, minors are' at work in tho  Boundary Creek district. We never  hear any ,'talk of hard times in  our country. There' is not an idle  man to be met with in a week's travel  and everybody is contented. Laborers  get $2.50 a day, miners $3.50 and carpenters $3.50 to $t. I don't mean that  there is such a demand for help as to  justify a stampede. We make a rule  not to employ the nomadic element,  but no one who comes with an honest  purpose to establish his home with us  is required to go begging for employ  ment."      >  Lynn Made no Confession.  It was stated that I Tugh Lynn who  was executed last Friday, had mado a  confession to flic Rev. Thomas Scou-  ler, the minister who attended the prisoner to the last. Mr. Scolder says that  Lynn made no confession, but' firmly  held to the statement he bad made in  court. Tim hangman who of'lieiaU <l  was from Victoria. He is a young  man with a. wife and family, and being  hard-ni) accepted the situation, lie  occupied the same position when Sl.roe-  licl was hanged, Ho received $55 for  the job.  A warded  Highest. Honors���������World's   Fair  MOST PERFECT   MADE.  A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD,  ,   THE'SILVER KING.  r \ '  AW.sim Tribune, Aug. Sjth: As soon  ���������is'the railway is open through to Spokane, which will bo within a few days,  The Hall Mines, Limited, will begin  shipping the ore now stored at Nelson.*  Foity tons were taken to Fivc-milo  point by the Nelson on Wednesday  night. The first one hundred tons will  go to Denver, and it is said that future  operations at the mines will hinge very  'largely on,the returns received from  this shipment. The freight rate to Den- '  ver is $11 a ton. At present about/' six  tons a day arc brought down from the'  mines by Wilson's teams, but it is understood more teams are to be put '.on,  so that from twelve to,fifteen tons can  belauded in Nelson daily. Tho machinery, at the mines was, started up  this week and worked to the. satisfac-  'tion of the'management.  R. S. WILSON,  M E R C,H A N P' f AI L 0 R,  , ,   Reveistoke Station.  First-class Material kept in stoek and  First-class Workmen employed.'  '  N  the  - ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  In the Matter of the Estate of 'James  "    McTavish (Deceased)':  TOTICE is hereby given that all per-  ' sons having any claim against  estate of James McTavish, late of  West Kootenay, in 'the  Province of British Columbia, carpenter, deceased, who died on or about the  tenth day of .June, ISiH, are hereby, required on or .before the tenth'day of  October, IS?)I, to send by post prepaid  to the undersigned; John McTavish,  administrator of the said estate, the  full particulars of their claims, a statement of their accounts and the nature  of the securities (if any) held by them.''  After the said tenth day of October,  ISOt, the said administrator will proceed to distribute the assets of the said  estate among the parties entitled  thereto, having regard only fo the  claims of which notice shall then have  been received.  Dated this 8th day of August, 1S0I.  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For a  prompt answer and tin Iiouo-.t opinion, vrrlto (o  rtl I'NN A- CO..-who liiivii lnrt noarly fifty roars'  experience in tlio pntonl IJlirlnr-nK, Ouimiunl'-.T-  tlriMH Mtlli'tlv rnnlMpiitM. A II :i nilliooli of In-.  fonmitlon coiircrmtip l*:i trnlN nnd liow to ob*  tiiln them sunt. five. Also a rntnlojiueof incclion-  ical and sclcntlllc hooks Kent free.  '���������'���������  Patents tnkon through Munn & Co. receive  pnocinl notlcolntho Sri on title American, and  tljiiB are brouuut widely before tlie public without cost to the Inventor. Tills Bplcndld paper.  I������sucd weekly, clUKUiiMy llJustnited.liasbyiiii-llie  Innrest circulntinu of any scientific work .In the  world.  S;{ a year.   S.-iniple conies sent free.  Jlulldlnir Kdltlou, monthly, ti.'Ma year. SltiRjr  conies,'J.> cents. Kvcry number contains biuni-  tlful plates. Iri colors, and photographs of new,  houses, with plans, etiubilmMJUildi'ratoithovtf*-  lacsl deslKiin nml '('cure coiitriuts.   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SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBKB   1,  180 k  WANTED, A REGISTRY OFFICE:  The necessity for a registry office in  the Kootenays is already  granted   by  the Government,   and   the  hesitation  displayed in the matter  arises  merely  from inability,to fix on the best  point  for.locating it. Situated as Revelstoke  is, there ought not to be any doubt as  to its being the most suitable place for  such an  office.    There  should   be   no  jealousy   over   this   matter.    Nelson  would be  the  best  place if only   the  southern  portion  of West  Kootenay  was to be served.    But as we   understand the.ollice is to be for the convenience of both East and  West  Kootenay, there  is   no possible place in the  two districts offering the facilities that  Rovelstoke does.    It is .equally accessible from all  points  east' and   west,  north and  south.    If the office were  placed at New Denver or Nelson,' people who came from almost any part of  East  Kootenay  would  pass   through  Bevelstoke with a journey of from 90  to 170 miles before them.    How many  days would it take to travel from Fort  Steele or Windermere to Nelson ?    If  the office is placed at Revelstoke it' will  be almost central between the  eastern  boundary of East Kootenay  and   the  southern boundary of West Kootenay,  ��������� with easy routes of travel for both.  given this advantage, it 'would have  been required to pay 6ut that $40,000,  lose the use of it for two or three  months, and afterwards receive it back  in rebate, less one <per cent.' Government charges. "-Of course, this applies only to lead, ores, the bullion of  which is shipped out of the .United  States, there being a clause in the Mc-  Kinley tariff allowing manufacturers  to import raw products, pay the usual  duty, and receive a rebate of 09 per  cent, on such proportion of it as may  be afterwards shipped to the, foreign  markets. The mines of British Columbia have the advantage of this "clause  of the McKinley law, nut they lack the  advantage of special treasury regulations applying to Mexican ores, of shipment direct in. l>ond, and, reshipment  without the temporary payment of the  duties. The Omaha <te Grant smelter  recently paid about $15,000 duties on  Slocan ores, the product of,which went  to Europe, and before it can draw back,  the 09 per cent.' rebate a great .deal of'  red tape must be unwound." ,  It would be a great benefit to Spokane as well as to West n Kootenay if  this discrimination in favor of Mexican lead ores were removed. The only way "to do this is to have the Spokane it Northern made a bonded- ra.il-  w.-iy and to have a bonded warehouse  either at Spokane or some convenient  station nearer the boundary. There  is no law to hinder British ' Columbia  ore being imported under exactly the  same conditions as Mexican ore, and  as such privilege of (really) free entry  would no doubt stimulate the output  from some of our best mines in the  southern portion of the, district, some  attempt should at once be made by  the mining men there to bring this to  pas3. If a bonded warehouse at' Sp<>  kane would do it, then by all means"  let us help our Spokane friends to get it.  ���������������.���������- <.'. '.r -i.  - THINGS SAID AND DONE ABOUT '���������'.  '. T0.WN.     ^    ,.        ;  [BY   DIOGENES.]  I am told that my article's last week  concerning.high prices and sending to  other towns for goods caused not a few  to get1 their backs up. I have spoken  with one or two on the matter, and  tliey tell--me',that until prices come  down in this1 townJthey will continue1  to send away for what they want, more J  especially for light articles that cosfc-  little in .carriage. -It is a'pitythese  people cdrinotsend away for their beer.'-]  Apropos, I know a man in town who '  does send away for his beer;- gets it  from Vancouver at .74. cents a bottle  cheaper than hejean buy At ljere, biit|I  should fancy the cost of carriage on  small quantities for home consumption  would bring the total up to the local  price of the same article.  Brakeman Killed at Mission.'  Last Saturday afternoon a fatal accident occurred*at Mission to a C.P-R-  brakeman, named A. L. Shearer. Deceased was engaged coupling freight  cars, and was struck by the pin in the  stomach, inflicting internal injuries.  He was conveyed to Vancouver as soon  as possible and taken to the City. Hospital, but died a short time after his arrival. ' He was about 30 years of age  and had lived on Westminster avenue  some time. His wife died ��������� there last  Winter: His funeral was under the  auspices, of the Brotherhood of Trainmen.    .' '  ;   GOLD AND SILVER EXTRACTION.  THE CASSEL������COLD EXTRACTING COMPANY (LIMITED) OF CLASCOW  (The MacArthur-Foreest Cyanide Process) ,,  Is prepared to negotiate with Mine-owners and others for the Extraction-of the ���������  above Metals from the most Refractory Ores, and to Treat and, ;  '     . .Report on 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.)   INCORPORATION.  ',  We believe, the. dawn of prosperity  for Revelstoke is not far off. The settlement, of' the townsite dispute is at  last-within measurable distance. For  years the town - has existed under, a  blighting influence which gave it that  mildewed appearance so apparent to  .the eyes, of visitors from busier and  morejjprogressive places." Manufacturers, have come here in times past with  the intention of establishing manufac-  .tories, but on learning- the-conditions  of our land tenure have departed without further investigation. The smelter  .company has been waiting for'a .long,  time' to re-start the works .with capital  subscribed in England, but these English capitalists " will not spend a cent  on the smelter until the townsite dispute is settled." .The case goes before  the Privy Council in November, and  Premier Davie says the whole thing-  will lie settled by the first of the new1,  year. In ��������� this case it would be .wise  .for the town" to be ready for the tide  of prosperity that will then set in.  We 'want a water system. Manii-i  facturers will not care to ��������� establish  themselves in a town that has no water  ���������system.-* Some -two - years .ago an .at-'  tempt was to have been made-to bring  water into the' town from the stream'  which has since, been reserved to our  use by the Government, - But the  scheme died in its birth. There was  no money to carry it out.' There are  many improvements required here before the town can be' said to have  ���������inade the first step towards.progress.;  ���������But how,-to get these'-improvements  done is a grave matter for the consideration of our citizens. We can  hardly expect the Government to give  us water works, electric lighting,-etc,  And the only possible way of raising  tlie money for these things is Incobpo-  ��������� nation ! If "the good time a'comin' "  is so close at hand as most people  think, then there is not much time to  lose if we Lwish to make the most of it  when it does come.  We should recommend the. inclusion  in the city limits of all the land lying  Ixjtween the Uig Eddy and the llle-  cillewact. This would be xutlicient for  /i few years. The expenses of incorporation would have to be u\pX by public  subscription, but the running expenses  would only be tlu? jMilarir-M of a town  clerk and constable. There are enough  public-spirited men in the town to fill  the offices of mayor and aldermen with  merely the honor for remuneration.  Of course there are. incidentals, but  the revenue would be in the hands of  the Council, who could also borrow  money for special purposes.  We merely broach the subject now,  hut more extensive consideration will  be given it later on. In' the meantime  we should like to see the citizens take  enough interest in the matter to discuss it in bhene columns, for which  purpose we shall be pleased to devote  considerable space.  SHIPPING ORE IN BOND.  rThe Omaha <fe Grant Smelter, having obtained the privilege of a bonded  warehouse, is shipping Mexican lead  ore in bond, manufacturing it into bullion and exporting it again, without  paying a cent of tariff charges, flays  the Spojatsmnn-Jlcview:  "On.a single recent /ihipment from  Mexico the customs duties, as they arc  applied on this border, would have licf-ri  $10,000.    If the smelter had not been  CAUSES  OF. THE' EROSION OF  THE RIVER BANK.  Pkotection to the river bank at  Revelstoke, which was made the subject of-an article in the Mail last week,  should have more attention given to it  than it has yet received. In addition  to the works required to save the railway bridge and its eastern approaches  for its own protection, the ' C. P. R.  has more or less" of responsibility for  the annual breaking down of the lands"  and lots abutting on .the river- below  the bridge. During tire construction  of the road the railway company," or'  mill-men employed by it,.had a saw-;  mill located on or,near the��������� Big.Eddy,  cutting lumber and timber for bridge  and trestle work, and the refuse from  the mill, of saw-dust, slabs and waste  etuft were,dumped into the river alongside" the mill. These did not float away  in low water, but accumulated to such  an extent that,'as they-became imbed-'  ded in-sand, 'a permanent"; obstruction  wasformed'to the"regular coarse" "of'  the water, driving it_ across . the river  on to"the'eastern bjink.causingserious''  damage at that,place since that time.  Any one who observed the river at  and near the bridge during the late flood  saw that the piers supporting the bridge  broke up the steady and direct downward flow of the water, creating ' two  strong currents, one from each pier,  which rushed together with great force  a' short distance below, where were  formed those swirling eddies and violent 'back currents that, undermined  the eastern banks. There seemed to lie  a tendency towards the west side'from  the bridge and then a recoil to the east  side where a succession of eddies -and'  counter currents continued their destructive work on the crumbling "banks  as far down the river as. the smelter  site.     ' '  No>v, these observations being cor-  it' is   most   important -that  the  There is a /class of people in every  town who will not volunteer their aid  in any scheme for the welfare^pf the  whole community. These people have  always to be coerced into taking up the  end of the stick that rightfully belongs  to them. They can never afford to lay,  out a dollar unless there is" a-.dead.cer-  tainty of its bringing back two. A  case in point: This paper was started  by some of the business men of the  town for the purpose of benefitting the  whole town, and not themselves alone.  They trusted that the farsightedness of  the townspeople would show them that  it,i was to their, benefit to' support the  paper in a>substantial manner." But  it was a vain hope.. Some of these pep!-,  pie -flo, not .possess any farsightedness.^  They cannot see beyond "$1*6 limits cjr  their individual needs. The town and1'  everybody else in it may. go to the  deuce for all"_ they care.', ' They are  making money, and that's all they cdref,  to concern themselves about. " Wfiiat  fools these mortals be." On the-prosperity of the paper depends to a great  extent the prosperity of. the towQ, and  on the prosperity of, the town depends  , the prosperity of the individual. W^here  is the village that"ever grew to a town  without a paper? .Where, the town  that ever grew to a city? Think the  matter over, you that don't advertise, j  and you- that don't subscribe.for,the  locjilpapet, aih^-Hskcyoiu'selfiff you.'are  furthering the true interests of the  town by ignoring the paper.  rect,  C.P.R.V, when the proposed new bridge  is being built, should construct it from  plans which have been made the subject of the most'careful and scientific  engineering, in order that it may not  interfere with, but, as far as possible,  give proper direction to the natural  and safe flowage of the water, and, if  possible, restore it to the original channels it occupied before the foundations  of the present bridge were laid.  Will Discuss Matters with Our Dominion Representative.  A meeting vrnt held   in  the Fin-ball  hist night to consifli-r  th<; communica-    ,     r     ,  tion received from Mr. Mam, ���������;>',which | m U:Ca  The facts of the matter lie in a very |  stHa!l compass. - Some men come -here  to make money.   We'all do-for that  matter.   But those parties I have-my^  eye on "are mostly- birds'-of- passage,  They have no use for the town but toj  make .money. ��������� ���������They  buy-cheap "and/1  sell deai-, and seem. to.be-oblivious tO'  the fact that they might sell a lot more  if they put some of their money in cir-;  dilation in the town."There/are others,  who go to  the local stores for their  credit and buy goods- in Toronto withj  their cash.   I don't want  to continue;  on this theme; hoping-that the little if  have written on the matter will open  the'eyes'of- those who, while getting a.,  living from the' town, have been sel-;  fishly looking out for No. One all-the'  time and helping -to 'kill-business here.'  ['.But in-quitting tliis'subject rmusd'sa'y'  that"even these, people,.'(the working,  people, mind, not those :in.other lines!  of. business) have some justification'in  the fact that in all the towns and hai'n-i  lets in, the-mountains prices.ar_p high;  too higli for the wages .paid,for labor!  'Che CIP.R. freight rates art? the main  cause of it all. ". ,  *  Here's a .hint for' our cow-keepers  and ranchers : It is a well-known' fact  that if grass seed be sprinkled over  land where timber has recently been  burned off, the seed will germinate in  the. ashes and grow luxuriantly after  die first rainfall. There is a largo area  of land in this neighborhood where  wood ashes are lying several inches  deep, and although it is owned by the  Government it would be an excellent  idea for anyone who keeps cows or  horv-s to sprinkle a dollar's worth of  seed in some, handy spot for his animals  ���������" TUBERCULOSIS.  ,  t    - It-is very likely that-a great deal of  the fear expressed in the columns of  the' coast papers  in regard to the prevalence   of   tuberculosis   among ,the  dairy cows in this province is uncalled  for. - It is only recently that science  has been able to trace the tuberculosis  microbe to its source and found that infection  was   spread   by   milk' from  affected  cows.     But the  microbe   is  probably a very-ancient institution; as  lo'ng'agoas there were cows the tuberculosis .microbe no doubt- raised  his  family just as  he does now���������in  the  .tubercules of the dairy cow.   It is" the  knowledge the present generation possesses which causes the scares now and  then, and very applicable in the present  instance is the   old   saying," Where  ignorance is bliss 'us folly to be wise."  But all the samej now that we do know,  things that were mysteries to our forefathers, it  would indeed   be  folly to  .neglect talcing ���������" sensible   precautions  against danger,'  especially, .when' we  ���������realize that" infection may lurk in the  ....itlTwe use ourselves.    Therefore it  iycfuld be-o.\yise plan to boil all milk  before using?", This,would .entail; some  trouble,  but it would kill the tuber-  culosis microbe. . We append the following extract from a medical exchange:  ?A "great deal of misconception"pre-  vails in this country regarding the prevalence   and   nature  of   tuberculosis.  Now this. disease has existed among  cattle in almost all countries and all  ages, and is probably not much' worse  nnw���������than it has, been for some years  pasU In Canada our cattle are affected  in about the following  percentages:  \ Dairy cattle, '5���������' per cent.; bulls, li per  cent.; store cattle, 2 per cent. Whereas,  in the Old Country, the percentages are  very much greater.-   Dai^y cattle from  5 to 25 per cent.,, and in. sQrap, sections  every(anunal tested .provedr diseased,  store cattle probably'ivpercent." Tuber;"  cultn,-therecently.discovered' diagnostic agent, is a substance to be obtained  only in small quantities at considerable  cost.- No'good can possibly come from  raising a-'scare' about the matter, and  we" regret to' see - sensational editorials  on this subject in-journals that should  Have ��������� sense" enough   to   confine their  "ilttehtion to those subjects with which  ,they are acquainted."     , -   -    ���������  Gold Commissioner Fitzstubbs. ..  THE CENTRAL HOTEL  '   ,' ABJIAIIAMSON BROS., Proprietors!  First-class Table.      Good Beds.  Telephone;   ������������������i-��������� '  FIBE-PBOOF' S,_A-^E-  UNION   HOTEL,  REVELSTOKE  STATION,  B.C.  Conveniently situated between Railroad Depot and Steamboat Landing.  Best Table in the Interior.  ���������   FIBE-PBOOF  Strictly First-Class'/  SAFE.   .   .   FBrEE    'BUS.  Rates,' $1.50 and $2.00 per Day.  - H. A. BROWN,  Prop'r.  Stockholm Housq,  -^bold Commissioner   N. Fitzstubbs,  A        ' ' ���������      '   ��������� -  -1 long ill-  the coast  .JOHN STONE, Proprietor.  The Dining Boom is furnished with the. best the  Market affords;    :   ''������������������-.  ���������   ���������     -    r :; o X (1 , '  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  ���������., "' I WINES,;LIQUORS'AND; CIGARS: .   .  If you want to reach the People jirthe North '  , Riding of West Kootenay   -   ;, '���������; \  , .A. id -y- T������| IR, T I S IE     I XT  that gentleman said lie would U<' picas- '<  ml to nw<-fc thi'-fitizciwof Kt-vr-Ntokc ) Shut Down on Account of the Drouth.  on  Monday, Sept,. -Ird  of holdim<";t public; in<  Tin* f|iii-st,ion  '���������tinf? wan pretty  thoroughly dfsciiMied,and it was thought  that in view of all the circumstances ,\  public 1neeti11.ee in the evening would  be impracticable. It wits finally decided to meet Mr. Mara at the- Victoria  Hotel at three o'clock in the afternoon,  and an invitation is extended to all who  can make it convenient to be present.  The matter of the Dominion appropriation for protection to the river bank,  and other questions of importance to  the development of the town, will be  discussed.  Dr.  Koch's  Remedy a Sure  Diphtheria.  Cure for  Some eminent doctors of New York  have been experimenting with Dr.  Koch's last discovery���������a cure for diphtheria���������with very beneficial results.  Dr. Gyrus A. Edson gave an account of  the theory and practical application of  Dr. Koch s last discovery, which he  considers an absolute and infallible  cure for diphtheria, if applied within  thirty-six hours nfter infection. To  study and report upon this remedy L>r.  Herman M. HifjgH, the bacteriologist  of the New York honrd of health, had  been sent to Berlin, and had just returned, confirming all the enthusiastic  reports concerning the discovery which  had rmide their wny to this country.  Dr. Kdson asserted confident )y that if  this remedy wen; placed in the hands  of the health dcpartinentit wotirtVVwwc  next year the lives of 1500 people in  their city.  Tlii1* section is not the only portion  of tin; Dominion suHi-ring from drouth.  In the Northwest wheat and other  cereals have been greatly damaged by  want of moisture. Bush fires are devastating Ontario and Quebec, as well  as the Northwest and British Columbia. Here in the mountains the smoke  hangs low, covering everything like a  pall, similar to a London fog.  As a result of the severe drouth a  number of cheese factories in Western  Ontario have shut down, feed for cows  having become .so scarce that the yield  of milk has enormously decre/wed. For  weeks the farmers have been fowling  hay to their Cows, and now special U'cd  has to be given to sheep and pigs, two  months before the usual time.  In Essex county, the present drouth  surpasses the memory of the oldest inhabitants. Farmers are drawing voter from several miles'distance, and at  McGregor station women beg water  from the locomotive tanks.  Tito new  American   Tariff Act.   be-  came a law at !) a. rn. on Tuesday. The  most important clause  the pliu-ing of sawn  be.r and kindred materials on   tin  list.    Wool is ako rtdinittcd free.  for   Canada   is  ind dressed   lum-  iec  who is. just recovering from  Ij'ess, arrived'in' town from  'last Wednesday and left for Nelson on  yesterday's steamer.   He has been in  the Jubilee   Hospital,   Victoria, ever  since he was taken ill on-'the" steamer  Columbia last May-while on his way to  ^Bevelstoke,   his - illness    resulting   in  'typhoid fever.-   His hair and whiskers  .-are .as-white as snow- and his seventy  i.y,ear,suire begining to, make themselves  Risible-on' the "tall figure and finepro-  [ nprtibns^of tins' old-time pioneer. He re-  ,.t������rns 'to. Nelson .to be' present - at the  investigation, which \yiU������be held on  ^September 7th, of the charges of nial-  jfeasau'd'e in office which have been per-  jferred against him by John Sanderson  ������diid -others.''' ��������� Mr.   Fitzstubbs   talked  ^'freely upon this matter, though not, he  !said,-for publication, as he did notcon-  .Siderit-a subject to be exploited through  -the press, as" he was not'upon .trial  "before the public.   He would establish  -the groundlessness of the charges at  the investigation.   It was quite true  ���������that money expended on the Nelson  reservation had  been charged -to the  -Kaslo-Slocan road.   That this money  was actually paid for work performed  "he  wivs prepared to  prove.   If thei-e  Was any truth'in the charges made he  would have long since  been across the  line, as he  could  have  drawn a check  which would enable him to reside com*  fortably within   the domain of  Uncle  Sam.  Asked what motive had actuated  his accusers be   had  no  hesitation  in  saying that it was a desire to persecute  him for the st-and he had  taken in the  past in  refusing  to allow these same  * people to  monopolize  every franchise  in   West   Kootenay,   and   they   were  willing to adopt any method of ridding  themselves of biru.   "But they will not  he successful," excitedly exclaimed the  commissioner, "for lean defy any man  in   B. (J.   to   prove  that 1   have  ever  boodled or dealt otherwise  than fairly  and  honorably   by  the people of this  country."  ��������� a.  GONE TO HIS REWARD.  Ontario's.Late Commissioner of Public  Works Joins the-Silent Majority.  fn the duiUi of Christopher Kinliiy Kroner,  who dlral lit Toronto on AukiihL SM, Cainula Iohoh  h brilliant Hon fine) OnUvrlo an ahlu HUitVKriian  and * mokL 'faithful tusrvant. Kor more than 'B.)  year* he wo.* a incinlxjr of the Mowat Kovorn-  HKsnt. iinrt for the lout If) y(sarx ho occupied the  position of OoriniilKnlon':r of 1'iihllu WorltH,  aurintf which time ho conttolluri the expendi-  t,tir������: of inilliniiH of dollars. UIh fair fume woh  utihuIIImI hy Lho hrcntti of hriiikIiiI, und never  win Ik; even nu-uicd (if the iniMipprnpriutloii of  a h1iik1������ dollar of the v.wtmitMH pas-dn^ through  hlH linridri. He wuh the, iirKOiriproiiilmiix fou of  the IxkhIIIiik c.oritracU/riiii(l hln (ulrhinlHtrnttoii  of the ilcpiirtrnr nl of which he wiik for ko lon������  a period (lie honor* d head earned for him the  cnCoinhmiH of friend and (no alike. He will he  rciiicnili'iK d not alone for his ahllily tut an  administrator or Inn ln-llllatu e In debute hut  nlrio ii'i a fcnilosx exponent of what wni IicmI In  the polllicM of hi-" country. The new iLKl-dathc  hiiililliiK'i nl '1 in mil<i %slll Miami us a iniiiiwiiK-lit  to hi" iinilit} u an ���������'<��������� Mitivo nflhr r. Ilert'Uf  hiiriuri ill. liiod.t lllc, hlx native town, on Sunday last.  The Mail is published in Revelstoke, which 'is the coming city  of this rich mining district.   "  RBtELSTOKE  IS SITUATED AT-THE HEAD OF NAVIGATION  ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER,.  * * i j  , AND       >  ���������       ''   "       - <   * ;.      '  IS THE SUPPLY POINT  ' FOR. ' ,''''..  Big Bend  IUeeillewaet   ",'���������...������������������  Fish Creek-  .   , Hall's- Landing   .  Thomson's Landing  Trout Lake1 City  Lardeau  Evansport  Nalmsp  Fire Valley, ete.  o o o o o o  O .O  O   O, Q..-Q   o   o  o  IF YOU  WANT  JOB PRINTING IN FIRST-CLASS STYLE  AND  AT   HONEST   PRICES  Try THE "KOOTENAY MAIL"  Revelstoke Lumber Co.  Manufacturers of all kinds of  ROUGH & CLEARJFIjllSHIMC LUMI  MOUr/DlNCiS OY ALL KTKDS,  SHINGLES   A'MD    LATHS. THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  PAGE 3.  ALSO PULL STOCK OF  elf and heavy Hardware, Stoves, Granite ware,  Tinware, Paints, Gils.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOiQOO  ^AILOMNft AND MESSMAKM DONE IN LATEST STYLES  H.   N.   cbiURSIER.  LOCAL ITEMS:  Win. Fleming has erected a new cowhouse during the past week.  ,   Mrs. Thompson, of Beaver,  is  visiting rat Mrs.,M. McKay's.   -  Doering & Marstrand's Iced Lager on  ' draught at the Union Hotel.  C. B. Hume & Co. have just received  ,   a"' carload of prime Groceries. ',  Harvesting is rapidly progressing in  the Endeiby district.    > . v   ������������������    ,'..  The high <bank just'above the smelter continues to drop intotthe river.   >,  Alargeassortmentof boots and shoes,  fine andheavv, at.C. B. Hume &, Co.'s.  -    Mr. Alex. McRae, ��������� of Lai-de.ui   City,  -__>yas in town this week on his first visit  for Cwo'years.' _  ' "A breweryjstto he stalled-at-'-Kam.-  loops by Mi. B. Wehrfritz, la te of Con-  conully, Wash. ���������"  . It is stilted that parties are negotiating for the purchase of the old Presbyterian Church.  Messrs. Ferguson and Boyd have  moved their shack to a situation opposite the sawmill boarding house.  The Haskins group of galena claims,.  situated at the southeast end of Trout  1 Lake, "are being   surveyed   for   Crown  grants.' . ' '   _  We have just received our winter  stock of shirts. We call especial attention to our miners' shirts. C. B. Hume  & Co.  ��������� ; New Denver has a theatre company?  '  which has just been incorporated with  j'i capital of'$6,tK/). . It is said it is  the  Kaslo Gomique Co. resuscitated.  John Shaw is ready to undertake all  kinds of brickwork. He will build the  chimneys in Mr. John Stone's new residence.  Mrs. A. J. Murphy left on the Arrow  Thursday morning, for Trout Lake.  Mrs. Mulphy spent nearly two weeks  in town, while Mr. Murphy went to II-  lecillewaet.  J. W. Robertson is building an extension to the rear of his house on Sawmill Avenue. Fred. Beck is also making alterations and improvements on  bis premises.  The steamer Arrow, Capt. Vanderburgh, will in future leave Revel&toke  for Hall's Landing, Thomson's, Hot  Springs and , Nakusp, every Tuesday  and Saturday at 12:30 p. m.  The. 5-stamp mill for the O K mine,  in Trail Creek district, was landed at  Trail this week. It will be run by  steam. Slowly, but surely, is the gold  mining industry being developed in  South Kootenay.  The C. P. R. will make a reduction  on lumber from Lake' of the Woods  and other lumber stations of 5A cents  per 100 lbs.- The present laic fioin  Kcewatin to Winnipeg is 15J cents, the  new rate will be 10 cents per 100 lbs.  For a large glass'of Doering & Mar-  strand's Lager call at the Union Hotel.  First grade ore from the Silver King,  assayed at Swansea, Eng., gave 1-10 oss.  silver and 12j} per oenfc.copper ; while  a second grade sample, assayed at Denver, Col., went 93.0.; o/������ silver, 0.18 oz.  gold, and 10.0S per cenn. copper to tho  ton.  At the weekly assembly of the Y. P.  S. C. E.in the Presbyterian Church on  Monday night Mrs W. Reid led the  meeting. Messrs. F. W. Laing, C. T.  Baylis and T. Lewis took part in the  discussion. There were about 25 present.  Mr. J. A. Smith, who has been ranching at Hall's Landing for some time,  was in town this week accompanied by  his family. He went to Notch Hill,  where he will look for land upon which  to permanently locate.  The drouth still continues, and the  oldest inhabitant says it equals the  summer of 1SS7, when no rain fell between the early part of June and September. Those that have no gardens  are happiest. Cabbages and potatoes  are still living, and that's about all.  AVc are informed on what we have  always round to be reliable authority,  that the preparatory work for commencing the iw.w (J.'l\ It. steel bridge  over the Columbia river at this point,  will surely commence with the low water this fall.  There is every probability that Hon.  Wilfrid Laurier will address a meeting  in Revelstoke on his-return jouriiey  from the coast. He has written to that  effect, provided it can be'arranged. A  deputation should wait on the honorable gentleman when he passes through  next week for Vancouver. .  _.  Elliott Bell arrived at! Ottawa on  Wednesday en, route 'for England,  whither he is being- sont' by the B. C.  Government as immigration0' agent.  Mr. Bell -will" endeavor. tb"."reiili$t .the  sympathies of capitalists, his opinion  being'that there-is little use iij attempting to locate settlers ill British -Columbia, unless.they have some capital.   <  J. P. Sutherland swam cwo of his  horses across the river yesterday, starting below the- Central Hotel. The wagon will be taken'across today, and thus  'equipped,he'"\yill haul bricks from-.the  brickyard.on jthe hill .abo&fc iixe Tiu'n  Turn to the railway. They will be used'  in the construction of several chimnies  in'town.  " A. D. Moore, who is erecting the concentrator at Three Forks, was in town  this week. He is one of the partners  and the representative of a syndicate  which is largely interested in mining  properties in this country, one of which  is the Black'-Prince mine in the Lar-  deau. He left on Thursday morning  to inspect this property.   ,  As engine 403 was being backed into  the roundhouse last Monday evening,  the tender came against the wall of the  building, knocking out bricks enough  to allow the engine and tender to pass  through. But fortunately the force of-  of the blow stopped the engine, and  the only damagcuone. could speedily be  remedied by a oricklaycr.  , Mi-. W. J. Armstrong, well known  in Revelstoke 5 years ago as our Hardware, Tin and Stove Merchant, now of  Vernon, advertises in the Mail, offering to buyers thelive stock and agricultural products of .the celebrated Oka-  nagau Valley. We need notsay to those  who know him that any dealings with  Mr. Armstrong will be entirely satisfactory. .Mr. W. Cowan will act as his  agent hero. - ,  J. D. McDonald, * of the Glengary  mines, and three or four other prospectors were running/ in hard luck last'  week. When they returned toLardeau  from the hills they found that thieves  had broken into the storehouse in  which their goods had been kept, and  relieved them of most of their"clothes,  and whatever else could be conveniently carried away. Jack says he has  enough silver on' hand now. He and  his partner, L'. Arthur, left on Thursday for Edmonton and the Peace River country, where they believe there  are vast quantities of. gold awaiting  tho venturesome seeker.  .,     THE RIYEB BANK...-'<;,  The Provincial Government Fully Alive  to the Matter.:.'" '."-;' 'X  ��������� Mr. H.-N.- Coursier has received a  letter from the''Hon. Theodore Davie  on the. subject of the' protection of the  river bank, in. which he says:        ��������� '��������� \]'  ��������� In reply to your letter of trie 22nd  hist., I have,,; to state that the- Pro*  vincial Government have appropriated  $5,000,' the 'amount upon -which ,thi|  IJomiiiion Government grant of same  is conditioned, and I have no doubt-tKj3  work of protection rwilb proceed*-1,-/ Tjb^  ���������Provincial .Grivernment'are now in co"r>i  respondence with the Federal. Gpyerrjr j  ment on this question. . ."ij'-.-y.ij i  In a later  telegram-to  the   editor|  Miv Dimersays :''   ���������'���������'"���������? "> j ~:\V:  See my letter ,to, Mr.- Coursier, 24th !j  August.   Our Deputy Commissioner is J  now    in   communication' 'with    the;]  Dominion Government Engineer, in r^-.  gard to the work.   The Government is  fully alive to the matter. - ,:  JOHN SHAW,  BRICKLAYER  c." ' ��������� rcteistpke,"e.c. ;  -M������:-  CHIMNEYS A SPECIALTY.  -:o:-  Orders left with Mr. Stone, Stockholm  '��������� House, will be promptly attended to.  Mr. Mara  Will  Meet his  Constituents.  Revelstoke  In a letter to a prominent citizen,  dated August 25th, Mr. Mara says :  DEAR Sin,���������In reply to your favor  of the 23rd inst., I beg to state that I  will be glad to meet the citizens of  Revelstoke, and will name Monday,  the 3rd proximo���������either afternoon or  evening���������whichever will be more convenient to your townspeople.  I have just returned from the coast,  and cannot very well leave home next  week. Yours Faithfully,  '    J. A. MARA.  Section Men Robbed.  After the CP.R. pay car passed  through last' week two section hands,  working at-Illecillewaet, placed some  of their money (about $50) one in his  trunk and the other in a tin box on a  shelf. On their return from work they  found the money gone. Suspicion fell  on two men working in the same gang  who had been lying around camp after  the car passed, too " tired " to go to  work. These two were arrested and  Magistrate Fraser wen tup on Thursday  to hear the case. The evidence against  them was so indefinite thathedisinissed  them from custody. It is said that one  of these men has since left the neighborhood on account of an intimation,  politely convoyed to him, that it. would  lie healthier for him to try a change of  air.  HALL'S LANDING PASTIMES.    ��������� j  - ��������� Hall's Landing,-Aug., 1894. ,-i  ' A good deal of curiosity was created;  here last week by a peculiar ceremony,:  which may be one of the ancient c\is-\  toins descended from the original set-j  tiers.   It took the shape-of a funerall  procession, at the -head.of which-was'  trundled a wheelbarrow  draped" .with]  gunnysacks���������thel usual sign of ihourh-j  ing in this settlement. V On this extemi'  porised hearse rested the body.of an!,  unknown, supposed   to   have   oeeh-uj  man from the wilds of Fire Valley, and  who, it was stated, had willingly sacrW  ficed himself for the purpose of start},  ing a cemetery at Hairs Landing." Pa4;  pers found on the body went to -show,,  that the inanimate had once been a"  farmer on an extended scale in Manitoj  ba, but from the disfiguration- of the  countenance lying on the gunnysaeks} ���������  it was   impossible   for-any one pres*1.  ent to recognize him.   There being no\  coroner within a hundred miles, an inj-'  quest was dispensed'with.    Whea.first.  discovered, the body, was surrounded  by'empty phials, which pointed to ��������� the"  case being one of suicide.   The procession passed on, but there was considerable debate as to the best place for the  cemetery, this being the first body to  be put .away at the Landing.  2\ot being of a solemn turn-of mind,  your correspondent did not follow thfc  funeral cortege, and did not know the  supposed corpse had returned to thing's  mundane until next morning, when I'r  came face to face ��������� with the late occu'-!  pant of the gunnysacks and barrow.'  Needless to say I-was greatly scared at  the apparition. The disfigured countenance was not to be mistaken. It was  he! Poor victim of the drouth! He hod  sought to get moisture from thdso bottles, and had overdone it. It is stated  that when he caught sight of his battered features in a glass that morning  he had called on a neighbor to identify,  himself, as he was unable to recognize  the pitiful object which the glass reflected.  ��������� Several people have arrived from the  Lardeau and Thomson's to await the  arrival of the steamer to take them to  Revelstoke. There is a good deal of  kicking on account of no boat calling  at Thomson's on the upward trip, thereby losing a good deal of traffic.  The gardens here are in excellent  trim, notably T. Reid's, D. Hall's and  A. dimming s. The drouth has been  felt to some extent, but water is handy  for most of the settlers.    .  '���������/" BIRTHS. ���������   ��������� ���������     "   y'  SmiiALD.���������August 27th, at Revelstoke,  ��������� ������������������> the wife of Mr. John D". Sibbald, of a  -. .--daughter r; ..;"*,-'",   ', '���������,./._.'.  -���������      ',-  Tjhompson.���������August'31," aVRevelstoke,-  "' Mrsi, Thompson, of Beaver, of a son.  GLACIER NOTES.  ' Twenty Years of Success. - "  -  -The Sentinel ot Toronto Jia's entered  on its twentieth year of publication,  and is the oldest and the largest purely  Protestant paper-published on this continent,'being the official organ of the  Loyal Orange" Association of British  America."' During the past two years  many improvements have been made  in the paper, which renders it invaluable to all who are interested in ' the  cause of civil and-"religiousftliberty.  The Sentiiiel is absolutely free from-all  political partizanship ana unsparingly  opposes .both parties in. their dealings  with Ronle.. The. price of the . paper-  is only one" dollar per year-, sent -weekly to any part of Canada or the United  States:-        .     - > >..^'-%.    "���������.,-..     -  FRUIT TREES, FLOWERS, ETC.  Will Sit at Vancouver.  Secretary Gresham and Sir Julian  Pauncefote, British Ambassador, have  agreed upon a convention to be ratified  by the United States and Great Britain, providing for a commission to meet  at Vancouver and consider the amounts  of damages to be paid by the United  Suites for seizing Canadian sealers  more than three miles from land from  ISSfl to 1890, inclusive.  The Agricultural Exhibition at Kamloops will be bold on Octobpi 3rd, 4th  and oth.  [from our correspondent.]   ���������  Glacier, Aug. 30.  ���������   No. 1 of Thursday, the 23rd, set out  5>rivate ear "Arab,*' on its way back,  'he occupants, comprising four ladies  and a gentleman, spent a pleasant day  here.      ���������       , "���������' -'  ' ' "    .    "  - Mr. Mar-pole, in-his official car, remained .over here until .Saturday.. He  and'a few other guests setoff on Saturday morning to go -up "to Perley's  Rock, near the summit of the glacier,  but were compelled to .return, owing  ,to high water in the stream at the base  rendering the passage dangerous'if not  impossible. A brave young English  girl, Miss Helen F���������^.ventured half  -way across,-but was covered with the  dashing foam and water, and nearly  carried down stream: Trembling and  wet she exclaimed: ' 'English for pluck,  ever> wine!" ,  .-. By Mr. Marpole's orders, bridgernen  were sent up to put an additional footbridge across the stream at the foot of  ; the glacier.  No. 1, of Saturday was pulling, 12  . coaches. Such a long train is seldom  seen in the mountains. There were  about GO Chinese on board bound for  China.  H. E. Forster returned from Calgary  on Saturday, and left again for Golden  on Monday. . He is preparing for a trip  down the Columbia River as soon as  the water recedes. Starting from Beaver he will go around tho Big Bend to  Revelstoke.  The short fall of rain last Monday  rendered tho air cool and bleared away  the smoke.  Messrs.Marpole, Kilpatrick and Newman are making an inspection of a portion of the road east and west, for the  purpose of repairs and filling in culverts.  A. 0. McArthur, agent at Illecillewaet, is taking a couple of weeks', leave  of absence. '  There will bo in a day or two, a  change in tho telegraph staff at Rogers' Pass, Mr. W. Cator, the popular  operator, having just returned from  his wedding tour to England. They  havo the hearty congratulations and  best wishes of Glacier residents.  Mrs. Fowler and family, of Golden,  leave for Victoria to-day.  ',  ,THE B.C. .GAME. LAWS./>' '  The following'syuopsuj. of .the (game  .laws of,.',thisu,pi.oviino������:.prepwed, by^a;  member of the tJiiion'GunClub'of Vic-'  toriaj will be of use to local sportsrhen :  It is lawful to shoot blue,'; willow-or  ruffed- grouse, prairie fowl 'and-partridge from 1st September to 31st January ; ducks from 1st September to last  day of February; cock pheasants (not.  on the Mainland) from 1st October to  the, 31st January;- deer, elk, cariboo,  moose, hare, mountain sheep and  mountain goat from 15th September  to 31st December. -     ' *  Note���������On Mainland, east of Cascades,  mountain sheep, goat and cariboo from  1st September to 20th December. .  It is unlawful to shoot hen.pheasants  at any time; pheasants on the Main-'  land at any time; cow elk or cow moose  at any time; quail before the 1st Sop-'  ���������tember, 1806.    , _ .  It is unlawful'to buy, sell, offer or  expose for sale, at 'any time, any deer .'  under the age of 12 months, doe Of any  age or any pheasant;  any willow or  ruffed grouse before. 1st October. s -  An' Ex-M:"'P.' P: on "The Situation. '  Mr. James Punch, exrM. P. P., spent'  a few days in town this week, being on  a trip through the Kootenay mining  districts.   Mr. Punch was quite willing  to talk on tilings political   as well   as.  mining. Speaking of Hon.Mr. Vernon's  defeat in East Yale and the probabilities'  of his finding a seat in'North  Kootenay; Mr. Punch said Mr. Vernon had  served the  Government' well   in   the  past, and filled the office of Chief Commissioner in an able and efficient manner ; but it did not follow that Mr. Ver-'  non was the only capable man for hold-,  ing that portfolio among the mainland  representatives .who- would sit oh the  Government side.   Mr. Punch did notsay so, ,but we inferred  that it would  bo by no means difficult for the Government to get along-without Mr. Vernon.   Asked as to the most likely man  to take the Chief Commissionership,  Mr. Punch said he  thought Mr.  Hunter, member for Comox,, would fill   the;  bill, being a man of wido experience  and an old parliamentary' hand.   But  probably the long service of Mr. Martin of North'Yale would entitle him to  recognition at the hands of a Government he had served long and faithfully.  HAVING been iipiiointert Sole Agent hero for  JBKOWN-HKOTHEHS' Celebrated Nurseries, of Koclioster, N.Y., mid ItirfKeville.XlMfci.  I beg; to call tho attention of infehriini; pur-,  chasers to our extensive range of Fruit i'rees,  etc. Prices very'reasonable. <  Revelstoke,'Aug., 1894.   '. JOSEPH DOSN.  '������������������ -NOTICE .0E ASSIGNMENT.":-'��������� ���������  Pursuant to the 'Creditors'' Trust.  Deeds Act, 1800,-and Amendments.- .  rpAKE- NOTICE;,. .that. .Robert" E.  "X Cooke, and Toin-M. -Hamilton,  carrying. oh business'" in '.Troilth -Lake  City, British CoUnhbiayas hotelktiepersi  by deed dated the 27th day.of.Augusjt,  189i, assigned alLtheir real and personal  estate; whatsoever to..Chfrerice Burpee  Hiime", of, Revelstoke,. for,the'purpoise  of satisfying "'ratably and'-proportionr  atelyi. without preference or -priority,  their;' trie; sKi<J-Rob"erf'Er"Cooko'-and  Tom M: HdVriilton'.-, creditors;���������The said  deed was .executed by the- said. Robert  E. Cooke and T*un ill, Hamilton, -tlie  debtors,, on the. 27th day' of ^August,  18&1,' and by the said Clarence-Burpee  Hume on the 27th day of August, 1804,  and the said assignee has ������������������ undertaken  and accepted the trusts created by the  said deed. All persons" .having clainis  against the said debtors, Robert E.  Cooke and Tom M. Hamilton,- must  forward or deliver full' particulars of  their claim, duly verified,.to Clarence  B. Hume, Revelstoke, on or before the  1st day of October, 1891. '     . '"  .    ,  -     CLARENCE B. HUME;  ' , Tiiutteet''   '  Dated at Revelstoke, August 28th, 1804.  ARRIVALS AT GLACIER HOUSE.  23rd.���������Carrie E. Strong, Mm. L. L. Spiller and  Mrtt. H. C. Piper, Boston, Mass. j Alex. C.  Harris, Calnc, WilttL. England i Jos. McGowan,  Whitehaven, England; Miss ltoss Sodlook, Now  Whatcom, Wash.; Knima'Pchs, Lina Itiullo-  wig, Davenport, Iowa; K. Western, Calgary.  21th.-A, McKHlop, Winnipeg".  ' 2"5th.���������Oswnld   Miulcay,! London,   Kng.;  Mr.  and Mrs. K. Townsend, Misjs T. Wohridge, W.  T. Townsend, Malley George Townsoiid, New  Haven, Conn.   '  ,. 2Cth.'���������Albert Ixirco, "Vienna, Austria;  A. H.  Acnsworth, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  27th.���������Kd. M. UlKlegrafl'and wife, California;  Cedra C. Carel, St. Paul, Minn.; Nellie Collins,  Madison, S.D.  28tli.���������J. W. Foster mid Dr. Coudrct Cutler,  New York. '  2������lli.���������I^owis T. Unssell, New York City; Hy.  C. Havistick and wife, Mis^ Havistick, J. If.  Maxon and wife, Miss II. Jlaxon, St. Louis,  Mo.; J. N. Martin and wife, Ann Harbor,  Mich.; It. Marpole, Kamloops; TV Kilpatrick  and W. Newman, Donald.  APPLES.  Professor Faraday, writing in the  "Vegetarian," says : "There is scarcely any article of vegetable food more  universally liked than tho apple. Why  every farmer has not an apple orchard  where trees will grow at all is one of  the greatest mysteries. Let every family in the autumn lay in a good store,  and it will bo to them the most ocoih  oinical investment in the .whole range  of culinary supplies. A raw, mellow  apple is digested in an hour and a half,-  whilst boiled cabbage - requires five  .hours. If taken freely at breakfast,  with brown bread and butter, it has an'  admirable effect on the general system,'  often-removing' constipation, correcting acidities, and, cooling off febrile  conditions more -effectively than the  most appiovud medicines. The most  bealthfill dessert that can he placed on  the table is baked apples.- If families  could be induced to substitute apples���������  souud, ripe and luscious���������in the place  of pies cakes, candies and other sweetmeat-; with which children ii re too often stuffed, there would bo a diminution of doctors' bill-, Miffirii-nt in a single year to lay up a ^tock of this deli-  ijL'iotts fruit for a season's use."  ..'..TABLE  Shoioi. ig the Dates and Places of Courts  of Ass-ize, Nisi Priiis, and Oyer, and  Terminer, and-Gencral Gaol Delivery for Hie Year 1S94-     .       ',   .  ���������Nelson.  *Donald.  .Clinton..  Richfield.  ��������� FaJ/L Assizes.0-  .;  ... Monday.. 10th September  . -.Monday.. 17th September  . - Thursday. 20th September  ...Monday. .21th September  Kamloops Monday..lst;October    '   '  Vernon Monday. .8th October  . '  Lytten Friday... 12th-October    ���������  New W.ost- <��������� ���������  minster Tuesday..0th November-  Vancouver. ..Monday . .12th November  Victoria Tuesday, ,20th November  Nanaiino Tuesday. .27th November  "Special Assizes adjourned- from the  Spring by Mr. Justice Walkeui and  now fixed for these dates.  DO'YOU WANT'  ^ '-mttUUiH������>--f.    ���������������������������������������������   +i&8BBBm~-^  . Heavy Draft Horses .  ��������� Carriage Horses  Saddle or Pack Horses  Milch Cows  Beef Cattle  Oats op Wheat  ' ���������    Pressed Hay  Potatoes.or Cabbage  Carrots or Onions?  ADDRESS  W.J.  ARMSTRONG,-.  TJIIC  Hardware,Tin & Stove Man  VERNON, B.C., '  orW. COWAN, R-evclstoke, B.C. page 4.  THE KOOTENAY  A BAY OFF AT HALL'S  j.  PROLIFIC SOIL���������MONSTER CABBAGE  [FROM  A COliRKSPOXDKXT.] '  'While waiting for the arrival of the  steamboat your correspondent made a  trip through the thriving settlement at  Hall's Landing.   I visited the farms of  Messrs. Earth,   Lovewell,  and others,  and was agreeably  surprised, to find  things prosperous and very little traces  of the recent floods.    The soil is a rich  , clay loam,  and the  vegetables I saw  growing there are a" sufficient guarantee of its productiveness.   As the high  ,   water in June destroyed   the   young  crop, everything had to be replanted,  and judging from appearances it seems  that the waters of the Columbia, like  those of the Nile, have rendered the  ,    soil more fertile than oyer. The settlors  did not allow  themselves'  to   be disheartened  by the exceptional circumstances, as never within living memory  had  the water come within  sight Of  their land, and in all probability a century would elapse before such a thing  u   occurred again.     So as   soon   as   the  water receded they again planted seeds  and vegetables,  with  the  belief that  there was still plenty of time to raise  a first-class crop.    Mr. Lovewell has a  .potato patch that, cannot be excelled  ' anywhere, and Mr. Cummings down at  the landing has the finest garden I have  seen .for a long time.      ���������<���������-  Down  in the meadows I could hear  the lnim  of   Mr.  Lovewol'l's   mowing  machine,, and  following the  sound, I  came in view of a scene that reminded  me of the old home back east.   A real  haymaking'scene is a'novelty, in this  land of snow-capped   mountains   and  ,. 'giant cedar, pine and hemlock trees,  ' and the vision before me stirred the  fountain   of7 long - forgotten emotion.  These meadows are  clean   and level,  with good solid smooth bottoms.   Mr.  Davc'IIall and Mr. Barth were cutting  their meadows,   and   they   said   that  owing to the drouth the crop was not  so heavy as usual.    I saw most of the  ���������  stock in the valley, and they are all in  excellent   condition,    the   feed   being  ,   knee deep and very tender.  Messrs! Scott, Meslcy, Phipps, and  -others, who have been working on the  Lardeau wagon road, returned home  this week and will find enough work to  bo1 done'on their ranches to keep them  ', busy till snow flies. The Government  . has been considerate enough to make a  trunk road through the settlement,  and since the high water receded $300  more has been spent in repairs and extensions, so that the various farms up  and down the valley are accessible from  the landing. o  ' There is nothing to prevent pros-  . perity1 striking this fertile district as  soon as the mining country adjacent is  in operation, by which it will be'seen  that other places besides mining camps  are anxiously a .waiting an advance in  the price of silver! But Hall's Landing  will be prosperous without the aid of  silver. With the arrival of the R. & A.  L- Railway, now under construction,  it will be less than an hour's ride  from Revelstoke and the main line of  'theC.P.R. It will be a most advantageous point for a sawmill, as logs can  easily be floated down the Columbia  fi om the mouth of the Beaver through  20(1 miles of the richest timber regions  in the province. This timber is of the  very best cedar, large white1 spruce, fir  and white pine, some of the trees running 60 feet without a knot. The settlement, situated as it is at the head of  Upper Arrow Lake, is within easy  steamboat distance of the Lardeau and  Slocan mining camps and the towns of  Nakusp, New Denver and Nelson, thus  ensuring a good market for "all it can  raise in the way of fruit, vegetables,  eggs, dairy produce and cattle.  Small fruits of^ all kinds luxuriate  here, many young trees, including  apple: pear, plum, peach'and apricot,  have been planted within the past two  years, while as to vegetables there can  hardly bo a place ' in the province that  can put Hall's Landing in the -shade.  La>-t year -Mr. K. Adair raided several  hundred weight of tomatoes which  thoroughly ripened, and had cabbagc-  wcighing as much a.- H'ijjib. per head,  all grown in the open field.  The valley i1- (lye miles lung by one  and a hall" wide, with the Columbia  River on I be e.isi. -idc and fronting on  the Arrow Lake. Jt olVer.-i ,i eh,inning  .situation for a plaee of i evidence. It  has splendid f. 1������-iIiti<��������� --, for boating and  yachting. Fishing is good, and hunters  need not, go far to find wild-fowl and  fur-bearing animals in plenty, f will  venture to predict that within the next  five years tln-^e fpuH, Mopes overlooking tho glassy lake will lie dotted with  villas and cottages, the summer residences of city people who desire a few  weeks in the heart of nature, and of  invalids who come, to seek relief in the  medicinal waters of I he, famous hot  spring-! on the other side of the lake a  few miles below. K. A.  BRANCH STORES: THOMSON'S LANDING & TROUT LAKE, CITY  ILKBE    &  mg^ggro ���������gS^gTE^g.i KSSJJKA33  ELLS.  POST-OFFICE STORE.  Gents' Furnishings,  kJ  tationery,.  ���������   ���������  And TOILET ARTICLES of every description.  Specialty  ���������iuo.������^<^������j<i)ui.X'-^������uiw������s������"'^^,tfWJf������"^  RB-VELSTQKE   BRAJYCHI.  FLOUR  SHORTS  BRAN ' .  OATS  REED WHEAT  HAY  DEALER IN -  ROLLED. *OATS  CORN MEAL ,  'BACON .  .  BUTTERi  EGGS '   *  POTATOES    '  FRUITS, and VEGETABLES of all kinds.  YOUR CUSTOM SOLICITED.  OOOOO,   O.OOOOO'OOOOOOOOOO'OOOOOOO'OjOOOObO   o,o   o  We have������a complete stock .of ��������� PAINTS, ready  mixed and ground in oil:. ��������� * Dry Paints. , White Lead  in 12-1-2,-25 and 501b. Irons. Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil. : Walnut,, Oak," Cherry and- Mahogany  Stains. Fireproof Paint for Roofs, &c. Carriage,  Furniture and Elastic'Oak Varnislv Cqpalj Japan  Dryers, &c, &c.    , "   :, ���������   :o:���������:o:  - ', "  ;  .    WINDOW0LiSSAMSEEUPTO;86x48:'.'    '..'  Agont for���������Watorons Engine Company.  Speight Wagon Company  A. H. HOLDICH,  OF SWANSEA AMD WTGAN,'  t i        ������  Analytical Chemist' and Assayer,  Accurate assays made of all kinds of minerals, watsp, milk, etc.  o  TO  WHOLESALE DEALER IN  WINES, LIQUORS AND' CIGARS.  IR.IE'VIEXiSTODKIIEi  IB_ O  THOSE WHO USED  TANGLEFOOT PLY PAPER  For die Flv Pest last year will be Had-to learn thai it can  Procured a^airi this Season at  . THE - REVELSTOKE    PHARMACY.  -I.'- flSL.  be  THK SEASON FC)ii  MIRES' ROOT   BEER  f.-* again at hand,    2T> rfi. make- ."������ ff.nlui!-.  NEW STOCK OF PF.IiyUMKS, .SOAPS, TOOTH AND IIAtft ERU5HKS. ETC.  -SCI  * '  ���������       <  S  fii'A;?!  MTTCT  'i U b i  BECAUSE it  go aneact  JL  WTiy?  is  the  T.  THE KOW SHING AFFAIR.  Japanese Said to be Justified in Firing  at the Vessel.  The Naval Court of Inquiry investigating the. circuin.stanccs of the sinking of the. Chinese, transport, Knw  Shing, by tho Japanese, war shin Nani-  ���������\va,-has rendered ft derision , holding  that tho. action of tho Japanese commander in firing upon the transport  was justified, and that the Mrilish Admiral advises the British Government  to make, no elaim at all for the lo.ss  caused hy the. firing.  mines,  besides  metropolis  being"  fabulou  K-  .         - r*  ca.rry a   larger perceniiag'e  or  NOTARY   PUP,LIC   -   -  Milling and Real Sstate Broker and General Commission A^ent.  FIRE, LiFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE.  Representative of the Kontenay Smeiiinff & Trading S,yn.i;cat^.  AGENT FORTIiOUTLAKP: CITY, T^'AXSf'OKT, KA>SLO .t S\\'.y\-\>  silver-iea  d ^^  of a district whose  "v rich in Silver,  any  "3 o  .&.C&JJX*.  rjcr,^wju.J'iBrjiMi.ieflr5tf3aii?wiwiuM������r*i: u������������ ������������������������'t&JGZzjr^jTwx^xt^j&^T^rntti'Kwa a3Ba'/JCr^.w^������i^mEwr<  HULL   B  BUTCHERS,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  PURVEYORS OF  00  ''LH  O  :o:-  REVELSTOKE,-  B.C.'  mines on the American continent.  BECAUSE nearly all the mines are -within a 12-mile  radius of the townsite, and the routes to tliem all *  converge in Trout Lake City.   ���������  BECAUSE during* last winter several of the Lardean  mines were being* steadily developed in spite of  the slump in silver, and large quantities of GOLD  were taken out of Lardeau Greek within the limits  of the townsite.  Price of Lots���������Corners, $150;   Insides, $100.  APPLY TO H. ASHBT & Co., Kaslo, or  wavrwIS (  ������  '   (i  M^umwwmmsmmwtiaBBiiBa


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