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 C !  IsS?**  I^^v^  Vol. 1;���������No. 22.  REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., SEPTEMBERS, 1894  $2.00 a Year.  To Miners and Prospectors.  It is our desire,lo have the Mad. known far  hnd -wide as a reliable "A 1 lDininj,' paper. To  tlii*; end we ask tlie help of all prospectors and  mining- men who have the interest of the North  .-nHiding of West Kootenay at heart. It-it. in  your power lo [five, us very material help by  .���������sendiiiK in hcrap.s of miiiiiij*: news \\ hieh would  otherwise remain unpublished. Krery item, no  matter how trivi.il it may api-ear to *.ou, uillbe  acceptable   If you lia\e no pen, wrile with a  ������������������pencil-'if no paper, jtiht. tick it down on a piece  of birch bark. If you are out of >-Uinp*> M'liil it  nil the same we'll attend to thai. Never mind  tfrarnmatical coinpo-itiuns, flowing Iu.-igu.igi-, or  cle^anl  lmiiil writing, jus>t ������und us  the  lauls;  - we'll do tbe rest. AVo risk only one thinpr: Do  not cxa^uor.ite. '  Kootenay Lodg-e  ,No. 15 A.F.sScA.M.  The regular meetings  arc held iu the Ma*>-  onicTeiiiple,13o'iirne'-,  ��������� Hall,   on "the   third  =?Jlondiiy   in   each  " month'  at   6   ir.   in.  VKitiiig   bretliron  cordially welcomed.  TEMI'J-E. SiXKinvutv.  Notice of Application for Certificate of  Improvements. - ;  SILVER CUP MINERAL CLAIM.  a"1AKE NOTICE that I, CriAiti.ES Holtkk,  . Agent for the above claim, free miner's  certificate No. 40708, intend, sixty day*> from the  date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner  for a certilleate of improvements, for the pur-  poio of obtaining a Crown grant for the above  claim.  ' ,  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be .sent to the Mining Recorder and action  commenced before the issuance of ������uch certificate of improvements.     '  Dated this 13th day of August, 1S91.  A. McNEIL,  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOM,  .   ���������-' ' "Front Street, llevelstoke.  I am now offd'uig G shaving tickets for  ,$1.00.  Haircut lor 25c.  a bath for 2oc.  And  >    '       ���������-  GUY   BARBER,       ���������  WATCHMAKER AND JSWELI-ER.  ''Repairing NeatU' &.' Promptly Executed.  ' ,; *   .     *' . REVSiSTOKE, E. C  ' j/k. WILSON & CO.;''  JOHN SHAW,  BRICKLAYER.  ,. REVELSTOKE,. B.C.       ..   f  :o:-  CHIMNEYS A SPECIALTY.  -:o:-  Orders left with Mr. Stone,-Stockholm  House^will be promptly attended to.  . W. A. JO WETT,  MINING AND F.EAL ESTATE BROKEE,  NELSON, B..C.    '  Lardoau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.  GOT ^n  ;i  u it u t. inri !\ '- u 0,  n  f f  :, .*','.''  FRONT STREET, REVELSTOKE  (One door west of Courthouse.)  IVEl'-UKS  NKATLV & IMiOSll'TI.Y-DOXl'  PltU'i:*!  MODKKATi:.        ,  A.'FBETZ:  ���������  'BUTLDKk.  - Will ^figure. ��������� on ,a/i kinds of  - Buildings; all kinds of House,  Store and Office Furniture re-  'paired or  wade toy order; all  kinds of Sho.bzooi'k >in mv line  * r       J */ ��������� -*  ,Jncal/y and pra/nptly executed by^  skilled and experienced hand.  '   --FURNITURE,'  Boors, Sashes & Blinds.  R." HOWSON. ���������  KEV25I.STOKJS.  COFFrNS  CAHR]  IN  STOCK.  .   . AGENT KOH "IKCU-'U M.������"IXG  M.ldllMS.  ,   R.-S.VV1LSON,  M E RC H A i\ T ' ,T AI L O R,  ,    Revelstoke Station.  First-class Material kept in stock and  First-class Workmen employed.  G-eneral Blacksmith.  DO YOU ������������������WANT-  "f"-Heavy'Draft" Horses'' * ~\ ���������������  _ Carriage Horses -,  , '   Saddle or Pak Horses ?���������  Milch Cows    :"'  "��������� ''Beef Cattle '   .   .���������'  Oats' or Wheat   .  .'  ,   " Pressed Hay. '  Potatoes op'Cabbage  .Carrots or Onions ?v  address'   [ K >'  ���������W.; J. ARMSTRONG;  ���������   ���������'    ,-;      ;  *.      - '.TFIIC  Hardware, Tin & Stove Man,  ''   ";     VERNON, B.C.;,     :  or W. COWAN, Revelstoke, B.C.  ���������     NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT. '  THE PROVINCE IS LIABLE ,  THAT'S WHAT OUR DOMINION'RE-  '    PRESENTATIVE SAYS.'   -     '  Mr. Mara, M.P., Explains the Peculiar  Conditions Attaching to the Dominion Appropriation for the River Bank."  ���������The Townsite Dispute-Rehearsed.  ^ In accordance with the decision  reached -it the meeting in the Fire-hall  last Friday nightj a report of which  appeared in the Mail, a representative  meeting was held on Monday afternoon  when, according to appointment,'Mr.  i J. A. Mara, M.F., was present to explain some matters connected with the  Dominion Goveiaitiienb's dealings with  this town, notably tlie making of'their  appropriation of $5,000 for piotecting  the river bank conditional tin, the  settlement of "the townsite dispute.  Among those present were Messrs. 'Ii.  N. Coursier, II. A. Brown, W. A. .Tow-'  ett, T. L. Ilaig, J. D. Sibbald; .'Morgan  David, D.,Robinson, Metciilfe,' Albert  Stone, J. .Valentine,#.F. Fraser, John  Abrahamson, Chas. * Lindniark, J. I.  Woodrow, Robt. Howson,' W: Cowan,  A. McNeil,' Geo.'Terryben-y,' F. 'Mo  Carty, A. Fl. Holdic'h and J. W.-Vail.  r'Mr. I-I. N.1 Couksieb was the "first  speaker. ''After-referring' to" how the  conference was brought about he \veiit  at length into the matter of' the, protection to the river bank. He dwelt  upou< the immediate necessity of the  .work, pointing out' that' delay would'  involve serious material loss to property owners,' who had already suffered  to no inconsiderable" extent through  n'oglecb to'piosecute this work'loijg"  ago. lie wanted to know' \yliy 'the  Dominion Government had attached  a condition to their grant of $5,000  which; vit appeared him, indefinitely'  postponed <thi! Imilding of the necessary  protection against the-feiicroachmenl?,  o'f high water. . He also enquired as to  when tho work might; ��������� be" expected to  proceed in^ view' of ' the condition  spoken of, viz., the settlement of the  townsite dispute. -The.* matter of this  dispute was also fully gone into by the  speaker to show ^vl'iaxi a:Uetriiucnt)it,  had been to the progress' of'the'town.  Since that time he' had repeatedly importuned the Dominion authorities,  .both by correspondence and interviews,  with regard to this work. But it was  a matter entirely within the jurisdiction of the'province and should be  undertaken by,the local Government.  This was the position taken by Sir John  Thompson and his Government. They  had consistently, declined to be held  responsible for the , protection of  property in this regard, and-  would only undertake the work' when  such erosions 'caused obstruction to  navigation. He had urged that as they  owned the property, they were in.a  measure, at least, bound to protect it,  but this they would not admit. He  had received petitions asking for an  appropriation for this purpose and had  laid them before the Government with  letters urging the necessity of immediate action.   This year, owing to the  PUUSUAXT TO Tins   CltKDITOlts' Tlt'JKT  Dnrans Act. ISfiO, ANDA.ML::*.n.%n-*N-TS.  mAKE ��������� NOTICK,    tl  I      ('ooke   mi id .Tom  GEORGE   TERRYBERRY,  keVelstoke. p,.c.  Repairs to Wagons, &.C  Shooing a Specialty.  thai, Robert K.  M. Hamilton,  'carrying on business' in' Trout, Lake  City, British Columbia, as hotlMkeepers,  by deed dated the 27th day "1 August.  J891. .-".-.signed all their i eal and personal  esiaUi^wiiatsoever lo Olai-ence Jlurpoe  Hume, ol RcvelMoke,* for the purpose  of satisfying, ratably, and proportionately, .witiiout preference nr priority,  i.hei'r. i,he &a.id Robert, E. (Jooko and  Tom M.If.iuiilton'si.'creclitors. The'said  deed was executed by tho said Robert  E. Cooke and Tom if: iTa-mill*ou, the  debtors, on the 27th day'of August,  1S.JI, and by lhe said Clarence Burpee  Hume on tlie 27th day of August, 1S!M,  and the said assignee has undertaken  and accepted the trusts created by the.  said deed. All poisons .having claims  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. llunie. Revelstoke, on or before the  1st day of October, LSiM.  'CLARENCE li. HUME,  ���������    . Trustee.  Dated at Revelstoke, August 2ot.h. 1601.  THK  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO ,.\XU   FltOM  All Eastern Points.    o  Through l''it'**f C*l,i*-iSle(!iiiiii**(\ii*,iiiiil Tonrisl,  Sli-upiiiK furs to t:t. 1'aul, .Nloiitro.iliuul Toronto  withmit change  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  .Mlimtiu Kx|irc������-s :ii'i-ivcs    fl:l.j d.iily.  J-'ueilio ���������' "        lliii.j   "  Kor full inforiniUioii ;is to rates time, etc.,  apiily to ' '  I. T. Drowsier,  Agent, Eevolstoko.  GKO..MCL. BROWN*.  UlitriuL J'-Insciiih-i* AKont,  ' Vuncom ur,;I). C.  .l������.^i-i&i&iii&S>- ,  Steamer ARROW  town wharf! REVELSTOKE,  Mondays and Thursdays at 8 a.m.  Leaves Nakusp Tuesdays and Saturdays  At 12.3U p.m.  CALLING AT HOT SPHTNGS,  THOMSON'S & HALL'S LAXDTNG.  COPYRIGHTS.  CAW I OBTATN  A   PATENT?     For a  i lionost opinion, n-rlto to  live lind nenrljrlllty yeais'  prompt answer anil iin lionost opinion, n-rlto to  al IIN N it <;(>., wlio Imvo lind nearly Illty yeais'  otpprlence In the patent builnc-is.   Cnnnnunlcii-  tloiiM Htt-Ictly cniilltlentiul. A Il.-iiirll>0(ik ofl  formation concerning 1'ntfiils nnil how to obtain them Kent free. Also n eatalOKUeof mcLliun-  tcnl and uclenlltle honks sent fieo.  I'litenta taken  tliroiiKli  Munn & Co. rerelve  ttncclal notice In tlio S<*ii*iitinc: Aiiu-iiciiii. nnil  thim aro hrum-lit wliloly beloiotho pulilic with- ,  out co.st (o the inventor.   'J'hia milcndid paper, n  issued weekly elOK.-inl ly lllusl rated, has hy far tho I1  largest elraulLllon of nny sclent ilie work In tlio  woild.   S.'l n year.   Pnmplo cnplcs Heiil. fiee.  IJiilldlnt; Killl Ion. inonl lily. "T'.fiO n 3 ear. f-'lnclf  cojiion, 'ZTi cunts, llvuiy thiihIht eonti.'nii hcnii  tIIill -iliilfP, In roloix, nnil iilioiocuiphs (if new  hoiiies. with pl.-uiri, enahliiii.'imlldLii, (umIkiw the  latest deslr-ns nnil neeini: Kinli/u l:i.   Aililit**<H  .MUNN ,V <;o., NIW VdiiK, ;-<"l   Huof. n,.''V  SuiiSCKiniiii.* '.'Why is niy paper so  damp every issue 1" Editor : " Because  there's-so liluch'diie on it."  Aftkk tiu: ENT.AfJBMKXT.���������"Did he  get,on his knees"'?" -''No; lie couldn't."  '" Wliy not V    " I'got tliere first."  The life of one visitor .from Australia was brought to an untimely end at-  Vancouver by. the breaking of -his  neck: He was of the marsupiiul family  and had just arrived "by the Ar.iwa.  Tlie. butcher of tlie steamer brought  o\er two lively kangaroos and the  Vancouver park ooininis.Monei's purchased .tliein. They were turned loose,  and had not been out an hour before  one of tliein broke his no.ck trying to  jump through the wire fence. Tlie  park rangei feels very badly over liis  lies, ;is he had expected to briiuf tlie  \ouiigster up io ;i-* Wi li.ue iiim n*ail\  in ;i vcir or .so lo knock out Cm in 11 in |  (wo rounds, l  Mr. iM.vHA,Avho had come armed with  ��������� t . .'. '.      <���������  voln'minou'',, loiter"-1 books'- andjdocu-  ments, rose to  jrivc tne  necessarv ex-  ������ , *  planation.    He referred to the pleasure  it gave him  to meet a  number of his  eoiibtitutents  'to    discuss    important  questions.    lie regretted lhat it had  not occurred ' of (ener iu the' past,  as  thereby many mit>uuilei.-s(ai-uings may  have been avoided, and  hoped  for the  futuie such  meetings0would  be   had'  more frequently.   He then took* up the  matter of the townsite   dispute1,    lie'  began at the beginning, when the forty  niile belt through the Yollowhead Pass  was fir.st transferred   to  the Dominion  for a consideration -hi" $100,000 a year  and  for  which  the province   had received about $2,200,000 up to date, the  transfer of this belt to the present railway  location    being    rn.ide    in   ISSi.  Starting from this point he. sketched  the history of the' now  famous litigation down to its present stage,   lie regretted that- the dispute had been of  ���������such  long duration,  and   was aware  that it had been a serious obstacle  to  the' development of the town, and had  been doing all he could to effect a settlement ;  that lie, had not succeeded was  not because of any luck of effort on his  .part.   Four govern ments and successive  premiers of this province had been unsuccessful in this m,iiter, so he did not  think any blame rested with him.   He  had invested  heavily heie attthe time  lots were put upon the market, believing he would have, got a good'title to  his property, which he would not have  done otherwise.    Several  propositions  had   been   made   with   a  view to the  settlement of the dispute.    One was  for  eVich   government to   respect the  titles given  by the other, and the unsold   land' to   revert to Farwell.   He  thought this' a good  way out of the  "difficulty and had strongly urged its  acceptance by the Government,    but  Sir.lolm Thompson would notentertain  it, as he considered it involved a surrender of the claims of the Dominion  which   had   been   established   by  the  highest courts  in   the land.   He had  suggested arbitration "as a speedy and  inexpensive means of settlement, but  the  parties  to  the dispute would not  agree to this either.   Another proposition made to Mr. Farwell  by'the Provincial  Government, whereby  he was  to  relinquish his  claims  here  and in  compensation receive certain  lands in  lower Kootenay, was declined  by that  gentleman  "when    the time came for  execution.    He considered the   Dominion  had   the   strongest   position,  one  which   had   been   sustained    by    the  ���������Supreme Court of  Canada and   which  lie believed would  be confirmed by flic  Privy  Council.    Tin*   necessity of protection   against  high   water  he recognized as urgent, and had   long  pressed  it   upon   tbe  Government at  Ottawa.  He   (jnoted   from   ibiiis.ud  and   other  doi-unieuls  lo show th.it a-, far bat k as  lAi\ he I),nl ,i ,!,.c(l f<,j | hj., improvement.  do'nedthc ' idea  involved.'    lie  unusual loss, the, GovernnTenfllatCcon-  sented to appropriate $5,000 on condition "the province would give a like  amount.   Then same principle ,as was  t 'r I  followed in making the appropriation  "for Golden.    The Government did this,  not because there "was any leg.-il responsibility .attaching to them-in this  matter,' but? as a gift to tbe people in  view of-the fact' that 'the distress'had  lieeh unprecedented. .'The second condition as to the payment of the'*appropriation," viz., upon'the settlement of  the townsite' dispute, was inserted for  the purpose of forcing the 'Provincial  Government to "register titles  to this  property.   The Dominion premier did  not ��������� think  that 'his   Government had  been dealt fairly with by the  Government of this province in  this  connection, as they had presistently 1 efused to  instruct their officer   to   register the  ftitles in question,' which  the  Government at Ottawa* held could and should  be "done.   The Dominion Government  had contemplated' opening a registry,  office of'their own here, but had aban-  owing to  the  expense  could    see - no   good  reason why the  provincial authorities  refused to register- titles to /this property, as they would nob be the gainers  by so much as a single cent, no matter  which of the .litigants- was successful,  as they had long ago disposed of i their  interest  and   received , the   purchase  money. * >(  Mr. OouHsmit asked if bheappropria-,  tion -would stand should Mr.yFarweil  be successful?     * *���������  Mr. Maba said ho would do all lie  could to make the appropriation available as soon as possible. The Government were actuated by no motive other  than the one given in attaching the  second condition'to their grant.  Mr. Fkasjsu said he understood that  titles Could not.be registered anywhere'  in the forty-mile belt.  Mr. ii aka replied that if such was  i *���������  the fact he had no knowledge ot it.  ��������� ���������  Mr. LiicDJHAttK  thought the Govern-  ment-should  be  urged  to  revoke the  'condition.  Mr. 11. A. Bkow.n ridiculed ,the idea  of asking the Provincial Government  to register property a title to which  was already registered. It was an unheard of proceeding, and he thought  there would be some trouble to find a  precedent for it. It would seem that  the appropriation was' only given as a  blind when such a condition was  attached to it. - Referring to the scope  of the improvement lie considered a  breakwater-would be required to tln-ow  the. river into the old channel; iiprap-  ing would be of little utility.  ill. GouiiSiiiK then asked why lands,  outside of the disputed land, could not  be purchased by applicants who wished  to settle thereon.. The only answer received by the applicants being that the  land was reserved.. He "referred particularly to the land north of the town,  across, the  railway track.  Mr. Mara said the land in question  L> -*  was being  reserved until   the Government, duv-ised some means of disposing  of it in such manner as would keep out  the speculator and secure possession to  actual settlers.    Applications had been  received for the .whole of this land but  the Government was not disposed to  open it-for the  benefit of speculators.  It   was  not true  that   this  land  was  being reserved for the bcnelitof certain  individuals or corporations.  As yet, he  did not know whelher or not it would  be  sold  by auction, but' believed this  method   of  sale  would   be  unpopulat  with the people here, as outsiders woidd  come in and outbid them for land upon  which   they   considered    they   should  have the llrsf, option.  . Reverting to the river bank question,  considerable discussion  was bad as to  when i he work could be proceeded with.  Mr.   Mara said  that Mr.  Gamble, the  Dominion  engineer,    considered   that  winter would be the best time to make  the    necessary   improvement.      That  gentleman   would  be. here this week,  and he'suggested that a committee be  appointed to  see  him  and   make such  suggestions about the  work as might  occur to them.    It was decid<>d that as  Mr. Gamble was going down the river,  as w.'is a No Mi. Mara, that be   lay the  whole matter before the engineer and  inform the people hereof (be result of  their conference.  This Mr. Mara cheerfully agreed to do a ud promised to write  iMr.'W. Cowan,  as representing  those  presenl,    (be   result   of   bis interview  wil h Mr. (iambic.  The   meeting   laslcd   ovei  two hours  and w,is harmonious thro'i-'hout.  1 Trip to the Glengarry Group,  o  Lardeau.  A GIGANTIC  ORE  BODY ASSAYING  1,000 0Z. TO THE TON.   - ' '  [HY OUH CORRESPONDENT.]  ' In company with Mr. L. Arthur, who  is interested in several mineral claims  in theLardeau and Fish Creek districts,  your correspondent made a trip through  that famous mining region lying northeast of Trout Lake. , On account of the  Fish Creek trail being at present impassable we went by way of Trout Lake  and the north fork of the Lardeau  River,- which is a much longer route  from the Northeast Arm. We were  bound for the Glengarry group of mining claims, situated on the divide  between the , Lardeau and Duncan  River country.  ��������� We left Trout Lake City���������which, I  may say in passing, is in the heart of  the mining country���������shortly after tea-  time, arid arrived at St. David's about  half an hour after darkness had set in.  We decided to camp here for the night.  St.-David's is prettily sibuated-.aL the  forks of the Lardeau, about fotir miles  from Trout Lake City, and promises to  become a mining centre, being situated  within a .'short distance of several  notable mines such as the Silver Cup,  Jrreat* Northern, Black' Prince and  others. At this point the south trail  branches off towards the Black Prince,  where there are several men employed"  running a drift; Mr.;A..T.' Murphy is  manager. There are several other good  mines on the south branch of the river,  the ore from which must come out by.  way of St."David's. There are about  sixty men on this south branch preparing for working placer mines as soon  as the water lowers sufficiently. - On'  the north'fork there arec*aNo many  excellent 'mines, and tbe ore from these  must pass through St.' David s. ' So-  that, ,taken altogether, '-things look'  quite "promising1 for" the foi.tuuate  owner of the townsite, - Mr.r>Dave  Ferguson.     . ,' ���������,  We leave, St. David's at sunrise and  'arrive at,the end of the trail at nine  o'clock, "thoroughly " drenched * by. 1 he''  heavy-dew brushed from 'the'buuhes  an'd undergrowth weMpassed; through.  We halted,'liba fireand hung ourselves  on a" pole to dry. ] lere we. found *Ivi r.*  'Thomas Home's camp, but;as we were,  too wet to investigate I must' leave a  report for a future visit. By tbe time'  we were dry enough to proceed'Old  Sol had' absorbed -all- the "mountain  dew.'1 Now the ascent became'very  perceptible, and we had to exchange  walking for climbing. About--two  o'clock we reached the summit on the  noi th-west Side of Galena Creek; .A  fine view of the surrounding country  was obtained from this point of vantage. Below were tlie Blackburn and  Great Home ledge.**', which could be  traced on the bare mountain eastward  for a long distance to where there are  several other g������oups���������rich in silver, 1  am told���������mostly owned by Revelstoke  parties. Looking westward we could  see on 'the summit b'-tween' the North  Fork and Fish Creek"' two -'or three  groups of claim's, notably the 'Lexington and Black Bear. Our position commanded a view of the Duncan River  slope, arid here we noticed the Sir John  group, owned by L. Arthur*and ;J. D.,  McDonald, the. London Boy, * Victory  and Edna Alice. Still further northwest, towards the Fish Creek side, we  could see the Glengarry, Jim Dandy  and Prince Edward,r also owned by  Arthur and McDonald.  The scene before us was grand in the  11 ������  extreme. t We were up to tlie snow  line and commanded a vast expanse of  country, wild, solemn, sublime. I  thought of the time' when these  mountains would resound with the  noise of mining machinery at work and  the air be filled with smoke from the  stacks of mining engines as the precious metals were hoisted out from their  ancient bed to the light of day. Where  now all was immense and intense solitude, the vision of the future pictured  these mountain slopes alive with a bu.  sy industry; the wild, rugged face of  nature smoothed and overcome by lhe  ingenuity of man  side, there was three feet of what may  be called solid ore. The ledge is from  12 to 20 feet in width, the contact being  lime and slate. If my opinion is worth  anything, I consider tins one of the  best and truest ledges I have ever seen.  It is plainly traced, running across the  mountain thiee or four miles without  a break.  We examined the Jim Dandy, Prince  Edward and Edna Alice, all with similar excellent showing of rich mineral.  The last named claim shows for a long  distance three to five feet of ore. Nearer the Fish Creek slope we found the  Bismarck, owned by Mr. Mcllaeof Lardeau. It is very similar to the others  we had just left. The ledges here are  of large size at the surface, and as has- '  been invariably the case so far, will increase in bulk and solidity as depth is  reached.  Late in the afternoon Jack McDonald, my friend's partner, arrived in  time to take charge of the culinary  preparations foi supper. Jack is an expert cook, anibthe meal put "before us  would have done credit to a more pretentious place than a mining camp up in '  the snow line. Game appears to be very '  plentiful about here, Mr., Arthur having shot two silver-tin   bears   aud   a "  T *- *-    *      - ' (. -  mountain goat a I'ew days  before.'1* Asf"  vve walked out on the bluff after supper we saw a largo, black  bear couii-ng  towards us over the   show  some   dist- ,.  auce away.   Arthur ran into   the,'tent  for his riile 'and   was   soon   crawling  down towards  Mr. Bruin, who   would,  certainly have-spent his last-day, on  earth had he come within-shot.   But  he must have scented  danger   ahead,  for all at unci* he stopped, then turned  right about and scampered off up over  tbesiiinmitaiid disappeared.   But-a* we  had supped, we were not ,pa,i-ticulaily  depressed at seeing so lnucli good bear'  steak vanish. - , ;  The ore Iroin' several of these claims  .will naturally iind an outlet to the shipping point oy the* Northeast Arm via  the "Fish Creek trail! -lt.would'not cost  very* much to make,-a good trail*'up  Boyd Creek to the* Glengarry group  from the Fish*Creek trail,'the route,, being most favorable for the whole- distance. Mr. 'McDonald' h.id" some^'oro  from the Glengarry assayed in ItoVei-  stoke a few Mays ago,-andvit' showed -,  'the'pleasiiig result ot running as- high  as lOU) ovs. to the ton." A& the ledge on r  which" tne group'*is-*sit-u<ited-~is* traceable for several miles, and'all tlie ore in  this ledge probably as rich as that from <���������  the Glengarry,'there can bo no doubt  that there is sullicient ore and that it  i.s sutliciently'ricn to niake one of'the *  greatest silver mines o'n'this continent.  After a most -^sumptuous breakfast,  in which the aristocratic blue "grouse  soup and dumplings formed a leading  feature, we christened the camp ground  "Dumpling Hill," and then I bade my  friends farewell and set out for  Trout  Lake���������    <  i  " By hill and dale and silent' grove  And dashing mountain stream."  SILVER GOING UP.*      '  ,*   ,p  The*"rise in,silver,is steadily proceeding, although there has been a reaction'  once or twice, when it dropped back  nearly Ad. from the top score reached  on the_ London .market. There.- lias  been heavy buying in London, ^or the"  Chinese account and also for Continental interests negotiating for,a Chinese  loan. It is "also reported that the Indian Government will coin ti new trade  dollar for the China trade. Indian exchange has been much tinner, and indications aie plentiful enough to confirm the belief in monetary circles that  the white metal -will reach quiUv.,(5d.  above tbe present price inside of; three  weeks, unless tbe demand falls away  by the collapse of the. war;iu the.East.  Moving ou and upward, we, arrived  at our destination���������the Glengarry group  ���������shortly before darkness set iii. My  companion at once set to work to prepare supper, and it was not long before  he had a steaming dish of soup made  from three ptarmigan that he bad shot  earlier in the evening���������flipping their  heads oil' with a rifle shot aba distance  of one hundred yards as neatly as it  could be done with a chopping knife.  Next morning, after a hearty breakfast  of bear steak, bannocks and coffee,  wc .started out to examine the Glengarry mine. It is as yet, only a claim, but  there i.-ample ore c.\poscd lo make it  one of the largest mines in existence.  We followed the lodge 1 he whole lengt b  of the claim (1500 feet) and found mineral in sight for the whole distance.  Whore the assessment work had been  done the ledge was cross-cuf, for IS feel,  and H leet deep, ,unl the whole cut was  ininei a I need.    At lhe   botioin,   on   one |  ]>OOM1n'���������Traveller (to. Kansas, farmer) : Can you please tell me the U'ixt  town ou this road '! Kansas Farmer :  Wall. ii(>; 1 hain't been up that",������oad  since hist"*week.  Haughty Lady (who has just purchased a .stamp) : Must 1 put it on' myself '? Post ollice Assistant (vet','.- no-  lilely): Not necesjarily, madam : "it  will probably ;u-eohi*plish moie if you  put i( on the let uW\    . t ,_���������  Aw", i ri ied  Highest   Honors���������World's   Fjiir  MOST PERFECT  MADE.  A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD. VKCtyrl.  THE KOOTENAY ^1 AIL.  Zbe IRootenas flDaf I  SUBSCRIPTION.  INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. ���������  One Y.-ar ?2 00  Six Moiitlx    '    1 <W  Three- Montlis y.'    (I ���������><������  ADVERTISING RATES.  One Inch, ]������er uioiitli    1 ���������">���������*  Two Inches, ikt month       2 OU  Six   --- "      ,   " "       r  ���������    ������ UO  Special contracts for targe adverti^i'inonts.  'All bills for advertising due the 1st of each  month.  Quack and cure-all advertisements not wanted.  Tlie Mail i.s printed'every Saturday MorniiiK  -    for tho ItcvelsLoke Priming & I'liblhOiiiitr Co.  Liniitcu, by   , ",  R. W. NORTH EY, ���������  JlanaKcr & Edilor,   ,  To whom all communication.*, should be '  addressed.  SAT17KOAV,  .SHPTKMIJEK'8,   18.01.  The Iifihjf. in.-i'n is trying to find a  hole in the stink-pot which tlie Miner  and Tribune are so busily stirring,'into  which he can insert his finger. Brer  Iiowery would do well to laly such a  malodorous subject expend itself within tlie confines of'the " Quiet City."   '  Oun contemporary thp Province, in  commenting on our' advocacy of a  rtii'ning bureau, says: "Tlie idea,is all  right, but the' cost would lie very  heavy and more than the province  ��������� could hear.",' We might ask: How  long would it be an expense on tlie  province ? And we might bring forward facts .and statements to show  that -as  noon  as   the' bureau   was in  '   working order it would be a source of  . vast benefit to the whole province.  But granting that there is some foundation for the statement that tlie province could not bear the expense, vve  would point out that, to begin with,  'half tlie number of assayers might  answer the purpose, and no doubt the  Minister of Mines and his deputy  could put up with smaller salaries than  the figures we mentioned. But it  would not lie very long before the  bureau whould prove itself to be the'  most important and profitable institution tlie province possessed. What  purpose would this mining bureau  serve ? A few o������> the, let us say, conveniences , would be the classification  df,the mines (not prospect holes), the  ,. grade find  general quality of the ore  produced by each, where situated, size  ' of claim, size of ledge, amount fpf de-  " velopment work done; in fact, an accurate compilation of such intelligence  aa would be,sought for by capitalists  coming here to invest in-mines. Also  an honest* assay from each mine, so  that an intending.investor would not  be ..under the necessity of foraging  through the country to find the kind  ���������of mirie"Lhe" -wanted ; and, further, he  would be safeguarded..agajnst being  -���������������������������let.iij," .for a ''wildcat" by some enterprising prospector or " smart" spec-  uIator.:.v-A8<this is essentially a mining  T country,>nd as the future of the pro-  vince"v depends largely on the intelli-  " gent management of her one great industry, there can be no question as to  the wisdom of creating a mining bureau at once. Great activity in mining  would follow, and the revenue from  - this * source would be' materially augmented.    The money spent on such a  ' bureau would not be wasted. It would  return' to tlie province fourfold..-, ,By  mining the people of this province will  have to stand or fall. The mining industry will have to build up out; cities.  What else have we? This can never  become aii agricultural country, although there are certain valley and  bench lands where the soil will grow  anything. Cattle raising must always  be limited. We are not a manufacturing province. We certinly have a  lumbering industry, but how long will  our timber last if such * vandalism as  ��������� now obtains is permitted to continue,  millions of acres being wantonly burned up every year. We are emphatically a mining people, and on mining  alone can we surely-depend as our  wealth-getter. Let- us, then, put no  hindrances in the way of a sjx'edy development of our mineral ' resource.-,,  hat,, rather, hasten tlie day of our  .-ju'osperitv. A mining bureau will be  an esseil'tial help/.  up the deficiency in Custom-? revenue.  Canada'has no such wealthy class, and  a direct tax would have to be levied  on the working population. But even  in England free trade has its drawbacks. - Her workmen are pbliged to  stand around idle while contractors  bring in manufactured goods from  cheap labor countries, such as doors,  windows and builders', supplies from  Germany, iron girders and rails from  Belgium, etc. Living is cheap, but of  what use is it to the working man if  he sees bread for sale in .the baker's  windows at a penny a loaf unless he  ��������� has the necessary coin to go in and  buy it?, Free trade would benefit  British Columbia, but not Ontario;  therefore we shall hardly get, it. One  thing tliat should be admitted free is  ���������niiiing machinery, because Canada  does not manufacture, mining 'machinery. Thi.-, privilege'we must endeavor  to obtain. Tlie Province can draw an  inference from the following extract  from the Paj/er World, contributed by  a correspondent in Portland, Maine.  It foreshadows what is in store for the  British paper maker :_  " We are no exception to the rest of  the world, and if it were not for our  export trade, business here vvoiihl lie  very flat. The mills that have been the  most prosperous during the past year  ,uo those -which are engaged ,in grinding up our spruce logs anil sending the  pulp across the water to England."  Commenting on- this, the Paper World  says:      '  "The trade in pulp is an established  .fact. It was laughed at, both sides of  the Atlantic, when first proposed. The  British .manufacturer would have noth-  ' ing to do with wood pulp anyhow. He  preferred to make his paper of stewed  grass. But he is making a good deal  of it now from wood pulp, sent to him  from the state of Maine, LT.S.A., thank  you 1 But why send the wet pulp across  the Atlantic, to he made into paper on  British machines?1 We can make paper as .economically, and certainly as  well, in mills built beside thos^which  grind the pulp, and it would be, a pity  if the dry paper, neatly put up in packages or rolls, could not be freighted  across the ocean as cheaply as pulp,  which is half water, and so half waste."  So the British paper manufacturer will  become extinct, like many other British institutions, because there are no  duties on'manufactured goods. Tf the  Province can' make it clear that free  trade ���������will be "an unmixed blessing for  this country the Mail will gladly help  the movement along.  Thompson to a back seat at the next  general'election, so that his foolish utterances vvill carry no more weight  than those of any other individual.  * ,,  I would like to ask some one who  knows, what benefits we derive from  connection with the rest of the Dominion ? The people of this, province are  paying over $7 a head into the Dominion treasury every year, which money-  is mostly spent in Ontario and, the eastern provinces. True, by confederation  we got a railway through' the province,  but what was finally hoped would be a  blessing has turned out to be otherwise.  It is not a bad sort of a road, in the  east, where it has competition; but  here! Heaven help the town that i.s  served by the ' C. P. II. alone. What  else did confederation give "us?, Who  will tell me ? What has the Dominion  Government ever done for the dwellers  in this same forty-mile belt? It sells  their timber for them and pockets the  money. What else? It gave 320 acres  of this townsite to a smelter company  which actually put up a building to  comply with the deed of gift, and then  proceeded to sell lots. That's about all."  It is too thin, Sir John Thompson. If  your Government is entitled to sell lots  and make'presents of land in this town-  site, your Government is responsible for  the protection of the land not yet sold  or given away.  *  Thk Province says : " Free' trade is  the remedy for the comparative stagnation in mining industries," arid asks  the Mail how it <voterl ''at the last  election���������for protection or against it''"  At the last election in which the question of free trade or protection had  anv part (tlie Dominion election of  lrflll) the Mail was not in existence.  But vve are willing to explain to our  contemporary the stand we take in the  matter. We believe in universal free  trade, but the country that opens her  markets free to the world deprives herself of the only weapon with which she  can successfully fight the high tariffs  imposed on her exports by the whole  protected world. - We believe in admitting the raw material free, that free  ' trade would hasten the development of  our. mining districts, and that, by its  adoption this province would benefit  more than any other portion of the  Dominion���������because we do not manufacture. But, looking at the. question  from tlie Dominion point of view, or  rather the Ontario point of view���������for  in thia question Ontario haa most at  stake���������free trade would destroy certain industries and throw workmen  out of employment, lower wages all  round, and compel the imposition of  other taxes to make up the deficiency,  in the revenue caused .by-the- abolish-1  ment of Customs duties. England lias  free trade.    She lias also a large upper  class, whose payments on luxuries make  THINGS SAID AND DONE ABOUT ,  , ,      TOWN..  *  [BY   DIOGENES.]  The statement in' the Mail last week,  as coming from' a reliablrj authority,  that the new C. P. R., bridge would be  'commenced this fall, can" hardly be  true, as the decision vvas arrived at by  the heads of that mighty corporation,  as long ago as last spring, to utilize the  , present structure for some years yet���������  in fact, as long as it will bear the  weight of a train���������and to that end extensive repairs to the old bridge will be  carried out. If it has really been "decided to go on with the new bridge, I  presume the change in thei company's  plans is owing to some facts made obvious by the latejlood, and that is that  ���������the expense of "protecting" the old  bridge from the inroads made by high  water every summer will go a considerable ways towards building the new  one. ,   ,  i -  Mr. Mara say.** the Dominion Government is not responsible for the  protection of the river bank.    It was generally understood   in  the town that the  Dominion Government icn-s responsible  ,-i<* owners of the land, not only in   chi?  townsite, but  ia the whole  forty-mihy  belt.    If an  individual  or  a   corpora- j  tion. or even's   government,  will   not ;  take steps to protect it=> own property. I  who in going to do it?    Mr. Mara   said ;  the Provincial Gnvern'nii-ni, had  trans- |  fert-cd this 3atr<! Ui the Dominion   Gov- ���������  eminent ten year-* ago.    In   l.ir-'t   w*. j  how can the Provincial Government be ;  held ivspunsibli" ?    Who 'w.uld'dr'-nn  of spending inou-y t<> pi-ot'-c. prop":! ,- 7  that had b<^-:i di-po-ed of to nn .the:-? '  True, the Pro villi ia! Govci ntueiil diavv s* i  a revenue from the town in   the   sh.i**'- j  of uxc*.    The-- taxi-*- <���������!<��������� noi paid for |  prot'-ction ol   Dominion   jaop-iiy,  b'������t  for the privilege-  "I" p.������h. ,- fa-ot-i-! i-.fi. j  education,   road--,   trail-,   brid*^'"-. <*U ���������  Jf flu-Dominion (tovernriifiit will   not,1  cNp-iid iiinri'-ynii the land ihcy own in  the forty-mile belt bec-iu-e the Provincial   Government   draws    la.x-.-,   tlier**-  froin, why do they not   lay   claim   to'  thoM* I axe.- and take us entirely out of  Provincial control, and  deprive   us  of  representation in the Provincial A.-���������-<-in-  bly ? Why do they not make tbe forty-  mile belt in B. C. a separate  province  entirely  under  Dominion control ?    It  is utter nonsense to say  the Dominion  Government has no responsibility here.  .When the Dominion' Government  sold lots here four years ago, did they  hand the money over to Ihe Provincial  Government? Not very likely, ff they  have no responsibility here why do  they treat Farwell as a trespasser?  Why are they holding the land north  of the. O. P, R. track���������where, by-the-  hy, the river swallowed a big mouthful  last June���������till it becomes valuable by  its contiguity to a, thriving town, if  they have no responsibility? If Sir  ���������John Thompson, understands, so little  of his.,Government's responsibility as  to palm it off on Mia .shoulders of the  Provincial Government it hehoo'l/es tfhe  people residing Within tlie' forty-mile  belt to do their best to relegate Sir John  "Between the devil and the deep  sea," I pity the poor Revelstokiau. He  must stand by and. see his property-  swallowed by the relentless flood while"  the two Governments he pays taxes to  are quarrelling as to who shall bear the  responsibility of protecting it. "Not  me," says Sir John Thompson, " the  Provincial Government are drawing a  revenue from the town ; .let them protect it." " Surely,"says Hon. Theodore,  Davie, " we can't be expected to proj-  tect other people's,property. The-province does not own a foot of land in  the forty-mile belt. Do your own pro:  tecting.", And while this ' controversy  is going on what is the poor Revelstokiau doing ? Oh, he is looking on high*^  ly delighted, knowing that the next  high water win carry away the fraction of land still left hirii, and then  he'll be able to "git out" free from' all  incumbrances, leaving.the two Governr  nients still haggling over the "protecting" business long after the townsite  has left'the province via the,Columbia,  River and Pacific Ocean. ..        .   ._*.  ������ * . '   . ��������� w  ;,     ' .������ - -  What Mr. Mara said about; the ��������� Do-"  minion Government reserving the land-  north of the   railway   track   so as to������  keep it "out of the- hands' of specular-  tors," is nothing more than rot. I don't*  say that Mr. Mara vvas not quoting^x-;  actly what he was" told ; but in view; of;  what we all, know about the matter*;  the idea of the Government trying to.-  keep that land for the U genuine  settler " is so absurd that I can only, ;des-r*  ignate it as rot.   Why,ohow many, many times have citizens here applied for,  one of those 5-acre blocks, only to be*  told "the  land is  reserved!"   No  one  has ever yet been able to. ascertain the  price.    If it was reserved for the "genuine settler," how is it that .the "genuine settler" has always  been  snubbed  when he has made   application   for   a  block?   It'is close  to the  town, level,  healthy, excellent land, a desirable vep-  idential spot, and many of our citizens  have desired to clear an acre or so  for'  the purpose of planting fruit trees and^  building a home. ' They  have applied  to the-Dominion Land Agent at Kamloops. and how have their' applications  been met? A curt .refusal of their offer  and a vague statement that the land  -wits "reserved."    Mr. Mara'fs statement  that the   Government  was holding it  for the "genuine .-ettler" fajls flat here,  'verv- fiat.  We all know what the state-  uirint is worth.  along, he becomes silent. If the organist hasn't got power enough to work  the organ, I think there is a side pedal,  which can easily be worked by a, man.  '  Yours truly,"    "INTERESTED.  Revelstoke, B. C, Sept. 4, 1894.  FOREST FIRES IN MINNESOTA; WISCONSIN AND MICHIGAN  ���������CORRESPONDENCE.  [ *.lJjJlti:S=l-:D    TO    THK     EDITOR.]  *t!i< ivl iLor ct!inoti)i-.i-c-ii)<jii<iijlo for the opinion*,  ii.*:;>:-i"���������i'i -'jj i;orn--;jniii!'-iits. ,  THE METHODIST CHOIR.  Si ii. - U-ing one who occasionally at-  teoil-* **ei->.'������ '��������� in I hi* Methodi-it Gtmi-eii.  1 wou'd like io-ay a few word-, in regard txxiMi-ical matter-. Tbc choir* w,n  or-g.niiwd -oin" year1* ago, ami up to  laM year con-i'*.i������-d of very good ^iitg-  i-r-., bnt sitae i hen lia- fallen away  very much. 1 .-iiould think lhat in the  town of Pevrlstokc .*,oiiie good singers  could be ohLiincd, and it should be  about time t-o do thin for the coming  winter. AI pn-.������.ent, the choir will  soonei drive people away from church  than draw them to it. Km tlu-r, from  what I can see, there is no leader. One  gentleman is MippOit-d \*\ be, but Iv  may be too bashful to correct the sweet  females while prncti-uig. /-".st Sunday evening the (-hair, who seemed to  be more sweet in their faces than voi-  j-es, -=ang th'1 lovely anthem "Consider  the lilif"*." The only gentleman had a  very hard "solo," which he sang fairly  well, bur a little more help fiom the  organ would not have hurt. The chorus came, but where were the altoo?  Perhaps they got dumb, because not a  note was heard. The sopranos were  shaking, like as if tliey had taken a  glass of ice-cold water, and the basses  were out of sight, ff no one elv; in  t.he congregation will take rip the m;it>  ter of organizing a new and strong  choir, it. ought to be the minist'ir'.s duty to appoint i> good leader, who will  doit. Regarding the organist, I would  add a few words, that, if, the lady did  not tire herself out'to play half- a dozen selections before church-time, she  would .have more strength to play.-when'  the hymns are to be sinig. A person,  sitting at the roar,-cii.n't sing at all, be-  .cause he docs not, know the .tune, and  as   the.  orga.n   is   too soft todielp him |  Cause Great Loss of Life and Millions,  of Dollars' Worth of Property. ' ,  The experiences we had with bush flrcsabout  ,a month ago were trifling in comparison with  the terrible holocaust tliat has devastated portions'of Minnesota, Wisconsin-and Michigan  during the past few days. Shocking news is  being published from day to day of whole towns  being burnt, with most, of their inhabitants, the  "details exceeding in horror tho awful story of  IIorculantBum and Pompeii.  : At Hinckley, a town in Minnesota, between  '400 arid 500 people are reported burned to death,  the number of lives lost throughout the burned  di.stxict being estimated at over 1,000. a  The^ towns totally or partially destroyed in  Minncsotflyiiieludc Hinckley, Pokcgama, Sandstone, Mission Creek, Kutledgc, Mnnsfleld'and  Milaca. In Wisconsin���������Bashawa,' Darronclle,  Hcnoit, Cartwright, Fifield, Granite Lake, Mus-  ciulo, Grantsburg, Glidden, Marengo, South  ltangc, Shell Lake, Poplar, Spencer, Ashland  Junction, Highbridgc and Washbume. In  Michigan���������Ewen and .Font.  From' Minnesota the fire has crossed into  Canadian territory at Kainy Hiver, where lives  have been lost and homesteads destroyed by the  devouring clement. '    '        "     (,  . Near Erie, Pa., tho forest is on lire for miles  and the roar of the flames can be heard a mile  "away.     , -  At Ishpeming, Mich., the gravity of the situation from the forest fires continues to increase  every hour. ��������� Tho long-continued drouth shows  no sign of abatement, and everything is as dry  as tinder. Every morass, swamp and wood  adjacent to tho city is aglow with flame, and  many houses in the suburbs have beeu burned.  Dust and ashes arc falling in the streets and the  smoke obscures everything, rendering traffic  difficult and dangerous. '  Heartrending have been the scenes around  Hinckley.' Charred and dismembered corpses  .are being picked up all .over tho neighborhood,  most of them unrecognizable. In some cases ���������  whole families aro'wiped out, while in others  "one isolitary member has been left to.tcllthow  the others, perished. Some of them took refuge  in cellars, sloughs and water holes, but tho flro  found and cremated them. A few wero found  alive at the bottom of wells, and a lot of snakes  and mice wero discovered huddled together in  an old well. Hundreds of cattle and dairy cows  perished; in fact, there is scarcely a livo animal  of any kind to be found in the burned .'district,  and blackened carcases arc to bo met with at  frequent intervals. ��������� Houses," bams, implements,  corn and haystacks' wero literally devoured,  and those who havo escaped with their lives  have a dreary prospect before them���������homeless  and nioneyless, with-winter not far off. " <���������  ' A train caught Arc '-while passing through  high v\ alls of ilamc'-on" each side of tho track,  and some of the frenzied occupants jumped  from tho buriling'cars into'the seething furnace  putside." -Those were burned to a cinder. Hy  Oie heroism of tho engineer the other passcngprs  wesoisavIel?., It would-, flU columns to describe  t'lie ghastly scenes tnat meet the, eyes of those  -n-lio arc searching the burned district for the  roniains of' the victims. Sometimes it is a black-  eucd--trunk more liko a" tree stump than a  h,un\an *body. ..Then fragments of arms, legs  iipd feet aro picked up, the smell of burnt flesh  and-bones being horribly sickening. '  Tho hospitals at Duluth and Superior are  filled '���������w'ith th<j'injured, many of whom will die.  The'monetary loss will amount to .520,000,000 or  more. The sympathy of the whole English-  speaking world ib- forcibly brought out by. the  noble sentiments appearing in' tlio English and  Canadian newspapers in reference to tlio awful  calamityr.   -   *       , <  Latest advices from tho burned districts state  that copious,rain is falling.'  TELEGRAPHIC   BRIEFS.  i Crisp News -Notes  Culled , from the  |.,' t. , Electric -Wire.  ���������   V,   CHOLERA RAGING IN POLAND.  '��������� Vienna, Sept. 6.���������-It is reported that  .'cholera of a terribly virulent type is  'raging in Russian Poland. The medi-  ���������'cal authorities are unable to cope with  |the disease owing to1 the fjict tha't the  ,'itihabitants conceal their sick and treat  'them in their own way.  I .A later dispatch from Vienna says :  There have been 523 fresh' cases of  cholera and 313 deaths in Gailcia in the  last three days.  A CASK IN MARYLAND.     ,  PiTTSHURG, Pa., Sept. 0.���������An iinnii-  grantpassenger, suiYering from cholera,  vvas taken off the west-bound Baltimore  & Ohio passenger train at Cumberland,  Md., Wednesday afternoon. The other  passengers were locked up in the car,  which,was run west as far as Shaner  Station, near this city, and side tracked.  Cumherland, .Md. Sept 0.���������John P.  Walther, was taken from an immigrant train on Wednesday, suffering  from what appeared to be a well-  developed case of cholera. lie died in  great agony the same - evening.  Walther and his fellow passengers arrived at New York on Tuesday on the  North-German Lloyd SS. I'fllbe, from  Bremen. The city health officer is  positive that Waltl'iiT's vvjus a boiutjide  case, but is not derided ;is to whether  it was sporadic or Asiatic'  KKTTLKI)  I'lOYOND DtSl'UTK.  London, Sept.. 7.���������Tbe Jiveniiuj ���������Pout  referring to the recent yacht races,  says: It- must be universally admitted  the nriUuinia is faster than'thc. Vigilant, having defeated her in every kind  of weather. All true sportsmen agree  that the contests wevo fought honestly  and squarely, despite some American  press comments which are likely to  injure the cause of international racing. Air. Gould and the New York  Yacht Club will not endorse the comments.     ___-   Silver in England.'  Among the passengers arriving in  New York on the French liner LaNor-  mandie last week was Senator Wol-  cott, of Colorado. Mr. Wolcott has  been in Europe for the past live months.  He said that be had returned to take  part in the campaign which Inwl been  begun in hi������ state, Speaking of the  silver (juestlon, Mr. Wolcott said that  he had looked into the question very  carefully while in Kurone and that he  did riot think there would be. any conference of bi-uietnlist.s in the very near  future. In fact, he did not think anything would be done until England  taken the initiative. The change of  government in .England seemed to be a  pretty good thing for silver, Mr. Wolcott thought, for the present nremier  bad expressed no opinion on tne subject,while Mi-'. Gladstone was yerv  much opposed to it. ; Tho friends of sil- I  ver were all .among' tho' Conservative  party. .'.."'  ���������-      GOLD AND SILVER EXTRACTION.  i~ ! t  THE CASSEL COLD EXTRACTING COMPANY (LIMITED) OF GLASGOW  ���������  ���������'   ���������>'   (The MaeApthui������-Forres't Cyanide Process)  Is prepared to negotiate with Mine-owners and others for tlie Extraction of the  above Metals from the most llefractory Ores, and to Treat and  ' , Report on Samples,' tip to one ton in weight, sent to its       (  EXPERIMENTAL WORKS, VANCOUVER,  B.C.  All communications to be addrehscd to the Superintendent���������  W. PELLEW HARVEY, Assay and Mining Offices, Vancouver.  (All kinds of Analytical Assay and Mining: Work undertaken.)  THE CENTRAL HOTEL  ABRA1IAMSON BROS., Piiopiuktorr.  First-class Table.      Good Beds.  Telephone.  ��������� - '    -f        -.,. _ _j���������*���������_     .  ZETIIR-E-DPIROOIH1   S-A-IFIII!-  HOTEL,  ,  REVELSTOKE STATION, B.C.  Conveniently situated between Railroad' Depot and Steamboat Landing. '���������  Best Table in the Interior.'  FIRE-PROOF    SAFE.   .   .(FREE    'BUS.    ,  Strictly First-Class.        Rates, $1.50 and $2.00, per'-Day.  H. A. BROWN, Prop'r.  LX,srftXBLne..%7.  StockholmHouse.  JOHN STONE, PnopiiiKTrfK.  The Dining Room is furnished with the best the  ..."   Market affords..    .*.,.  ( X ��������� o x" " |,     '  THK BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  ".'    WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  :If yoti want to reach the. People in the North  .;��������� Riding of. West Kootenay., .' ,���������  ,.''���������     .AliDf'^iEiiTisiE:    ins;     /  TH E';*������������������: KOOTEN AY���������*> M A''.L.  11- - " J  The Mail "is published in Revelstoke, which is the coming city  '."_���������* .of this rich mining district. ' .  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PAGE 3.  ������������������JLi   In    ^������     I iniiiJl i   1      ������-^ fL,, ^9  \umaifl      o^Ibbb        .. ���������mil  n MmmmmM ���������JL��������� JI.MM.nfll    |^,���������,^  ALSO FULL STOCK  OF  eware,  TAffiORiKe AND DBESSMAKIM BOM'IN LATEST. STYLES  H.   N,   COURSIER.  LOCAL ITEMS.  0 The Gun Club had a pzacfciceshoot at  clay pigeons on Thursday.  '    Doering & Marstrand's 'Iced Lager on  ��������� draught at the Union Hotel.  '"Mrs". Phuner is building an extension  ,    r to the rear of her boarding house.  We can promise our readerVa fgood  budget of ruining news next'week;  "*Mrs. "and Miss Maud Hatherlyleftfor  theii* ranch near Tappen Siding, last  Tuesdav. -   , '       * ��������� ���������    .-  S. Hammond, representing Bourne  Bros., went on a business trip to Hall's,  Landing this week.  ���������  "��������� . '  Rev. Father-Peytavin will* celebrate  mass in the-* Catholic l Church at 10:30  ���������to-morrow morning.  Messr*.'!-������ vO.-"Cooke and .T. M. Ham-  ilton,*of 'TrOut Lake City, have assigned to C. B. Hume of .Revelstoke.  Laborj- Day last Monday was "not  treated as a holiday here, but the large  flag was Hoisted over the Court House.  ' Mr. Colletto has closed the Fashion  restaurant at Nakusp. It is understood  that he will open business at New Denver.  The owners of the'Silver Cup, Messrs.  C. Holton, P. M. Walker, T. Downs  and L. McDonald, are applying foi 'it  Crown grant.  Since the new time table came-into  force on the  C. P. R., trains have got  'into the habit of being late���������often ve-  v ry, very late.   ,   v .    ,    <  Mrs. Dow, wife of Mr. L. Dow, engineer of) the 0. & Iv.'Railway, is sick  and is stopping with Mr. and Mrs.  Temple.  Two- carloads of cattle arrived yesterday, ono consigned to F. McCarty,  and the other for Hull Bros., the latter  consignment being a mixed carload.  Messrs. T. Lewis and T. J. Graham  will go to the'Presbytery meeting at  Enderby on Tuesday, as delegates representing the Revelstoke congregation.  Bob Kirkwood's rich strike of clean  galena on Ten Mile Creek is causing  quite an excitement, and may be the  means of a camp springing* up that  will rival Silverton.���������Ledge.  Mr. .Samuel Bickerton. shoemaker,  with his wife and child left on the Lytton Tuesday morning, ostensibly for  Nakusp. but most people think Sam is  gon-i Us Ontario for a vacation.  Mi.ss'Chase, of Rod Deer, arrived in  town ou Wednesday, and is visiting'at  Mrs.' Foley's. It is understood that  Miss Chase, intends opening a dressmaking establishment in the upper  town'.  The steamer Arrow leaves Revelstoke  Mondays and Thursdays at S a. iu.,  ���������calling at all jioints bi*t\Veen here and  Nakusp. and leaves (here Tnesdaysand  Saturday- calling atr Thomson's Landing on .Saturdays oniy.  The "Quiet City" Tribune ha.s increased its subscription price from ,$1  to $2 per annum.*' It certainly was an  anomaly that the most reline'd literary  production in the province should be  ���������the cheapest. So thought the publisher.  Ed. Dunn arrived down from Big  Bend on Thursday, with a fine collection of mining i'i ems. but owing to  having urgent business to look after,  Ed.could not be prevailed upon to impart any information in time for this  issue.  Mr. Chas. Lindinark. of C. B. Hume  A; Co., left on Thursday afternoon for  Chicago, his former home. It is au  open secret that he will not return  alone, there being a young lady anx-  iouslv awaiting hi.s coming iu the Win-  .dyCity.   ���������  Sir Joseph Trutch, accompanied by  Mr. Robert Day, of Cork. Ireland, arrived from the west on Monday, and  lef t.for lower Kootenay by the steamer  Lytton Tuesday morning." Their desti-  iintioii is the Silver King Mine, on .Toad  Mountain, in which Mr. Day i.s known  to be a very large shareholder.  Rev. C. T. Baylis, who has been in  charge of the Presbyterian congregation for over a yenr. will preach his  farewell sermon to-morrow evening.  After .attending the -meeting of tho.  Kamloops fPresbytery, which takes  place at I3.nde.rby. tje.^l week, ,Mr. Baylis'  ���������will leav.fe for the east.  , For a large glass of Doering & Mar  strand's Lager call at the Union Hotel.  - A good example has been set our business and hotel men recently, and one  that we hope will be generally followed during the dark nights that are  coming. It is the inauguration of street  lighting, although on a small scale. A  lamp has been illuminating the darkness of Front street from the {front,,of  the bonded warehouse.  Win. Mackie, night-watchman on the  railwjiy bridge, had his velocipede hit  by. the engine of No. 1, yesterday evening,-whilehe was in the." iiict of- clearing it from the track, at the'east end  of the bi idge. ' The arm<> of the veloci-  ptkle struck and knocked him down,  but fortunately without serious injury,  as the train makes slow, time at that  point.    ���������  The regnlarnionthly.'ineeting of the  Fire Brigade was held in the Fire Hall  last night. The entertainment,;.committee presented a progress report.  The committee re site for Fire Hall'reported that the -use of Mr. W. Vick-  ers' lot could be had for $25 cash, but  reported in favor of waiting for a few  week's longer, as Mr. Law had partly  promised a site between the present  locution arid the Court House. Mr. Peter Arena was elected a member.  The* splendid showers which commenced to fall last Saturday'night and con-  tinued.until Wednesday have entirely  j extinguished the bush fires that have  been playing havoc with the timber for  miles around for several months past,  and now the air is clear once more. It  is a long time since we. were, able to ob-  ,tain a view of the mountain peaks,  aud a moon has waxed and 'waned  without'being once visible, all on account of the smoke pall which overhung the town so long.  T. E. Home, who has been doing assessment work on several claims ou the  Great Home Ledge, Lardeau, came up  this week. He "reports the outlook on  each claim to be of a most encouraging  character, the vein improving in size  and solidity as depth is reached., The  Great Home Ledge was always thought  to be three ledges, but it has been found  that the whole' ground between the  two outside leads is mineralized; and  mining experts say that it is one ledge,  and that at some depth it will be found  to be one vast solid vein of ore.  Mr. Henry Howard came down from  Big Bend this week and will return . in  a few days. He located last month two  very rich quartz claims near McCulloch  Creek/the Eureka and Monarch. These  will be worked next summer, when a  criiifliing plant will be taken up. Mr.  Howard has since made a location on  Gold Stream, where he will work a placer mine during the coming winter.  The specimens from the Monarch and  Eureka were probably the best suin-  ples of gold quartz ever exhibited in  this town.    . c  Edwin, Maunsell, a resident in the  .Lardeau mining district, came to town  a few days ago. He has been doing assessment work on some of the claims  on the Great Home Ledge. -He says  the Canadian Girl, the North Star,  Iron Horse and'others in the vicinity,  are looking splendid. Mr. Maunsell  says a wagon road up the North Fork  to the ioo'j of the Lardeau-Duucan divide would serve 50 mines. If the road  were made along the valley it would  be an easy; matter for each mine to  make an inclined tramway to send  down their ore to the roadway. He  says the riches and immensity of the  ledges on which 'these fifty mines are  located will justify the making of a  good wagon road, so that ore may be  brought out to the Northeast Arm.  Herbert Harwood, formerly employed at the Revelstoke Lumber yard, but  since working at Genelle's sawmill at  Tappen Siding, met with a painful accident last Tuesday. While he was filing a saw near where the work of felling trees was going on, he was called  on by some of the men to get out of  the way, as a tree was about to fall.  He took the saw under his arm and  started off, but a large piece of wood  came flying through the air from the  top of a de.id tree into which the falling tree crashed, and struck one end of  the saw. This caused,the other end to  come' with great force against Har-  wood's arm, the teeth causing painful  wounds. He came to Revelstoke for  surgical treatment yesterday.  THE LIBERAL LEADER  WILL SPEAK AT REVELSTOKE" ON  , , .   . -TUESDAY, SEPT* 18.      ,  Special Rates Will be Given From All  Down River Points.���������Hon. Wilfrid  Laurier and Party' Pass Through.on  Their Way to the Coast.,'     "..'*., :  Very few'of our citizens were.aware  that the^ Pacific Express last evening  had"on board the party of distinguished  politicians who are < touWtig thjfe * wesfc^  sci there was no crowd present oiii thfeip  arrival at 19.20,  the train  being .thrfeis  hours overdue.     Some'correspondence  had passed with Mr. Sutherland -wtfctf  ���������x View"to holding'a meeting h'er'ey {������](������������  late yesterday afternoon -'a' 'telegranj  was received at this,, office from-thafe  gentleman intimating their arrival'-Kya  thab^evening's express and a desire,' for}  a personal interview.    A small deputa-"*  tion was hurriedly formed to meet the.  party at the station, and urge a request  on behalf of the town and district "that  the distinguished statesman deliver an  address in Revelstoke. Th������y are travelling in-'a' private car "and nuinher ten'  persons, most of,whom are well known  by repute throughout the country on  accounts of. .the  prominent part they  have taken in the councils of the nation.  The-party consists of the following  ladies and gentlemen :   The Hon. Wilfrid Laurier, leader of the Liberal party,  in   the    Dominion    parliament,    and  Madame Laurier ;   Mr.  James Sutherland,  of   Woodstock-Ont.,' M.P.  for  North Oxford, the  Liberal whip, who  has charge of the arrangements on the  present tour; D.  C.  Fraser,  M.P.  for,  Guysboro, Nova Scotia ;  Win. Gibson,  M.P. for Lincoln, Ont., and Mrs.Gibson ;  Sidney Fisher,   ex-M.P. for Broome ;  P.   A.   Choquette,    M.P.    for   Mont-  magnais,  Que.; Chas.  S. Hyman,  ex-  M.P.   for    London,     Out.     ,Mr.   Geo.  Simpson, of the Toronto  Globe repor-  torial staff is also one of the party.    It  is to be regretted that Win.  Mulock,  "Vice-Chancellor of Toronto University  and M.P. for North York, was unable,  through illness, to continue the journey  to this province.  In a conference with Mr. Sutherland  he said that Mr. Laurier had undertaken the present'tour for the purpose of personally seeing the country  and jts^people and thereby obtain information which would the better enable him to discharge his duty as leader  of the Liberal party. His mission was  in the interests of peace and harmony,  and not to create strife or discord, ancl  the policy he urged was intended to  confer the greatest good upon tbe  greatest number. Wherever meetings  had been held the best of good feeling  prevailed and Conservatives vied with  Liberals in tendering a cordial reception  to Mr. Laurier and his friends.  Mr. Sutherland was-particularly desirous of ascertaining if the citizens  wished to hear Mr. Laurier, and on being informed that the town was almost  unanimous in the request, he courteously consented to place Revelstoke (for  Kootenay) on the list of towns where  meetings will be held, naming Tuesday,  Sept. 18, as the date. He said meetings'  were held only at the request of the citizens of the various towns visited, as they  had no desire to force themselves upon  the people, and also that they did'not  care to trespass on the preserves of Die  member for the constituency.  As this.will be the first' time in the  history   of     Kooteiiay    that   such   an  party, has, over thought it worthwhile  to address-the electors of the district,  it is to be hoped the people of Kootenay,  will give Mr. Laurier and his friends  such a rousing welcome, that "the dis-  a. rousing  tinguished visitors  GLACIER NOTES.  will  be   .'ible to go  back to "the east and say, the  heartiest  reception they had in British Columbia  came from the miners of WestKootenay  '" This _��������� being'the   only point   in,.the  mining  country" where it will'be possible to have'a meeting, an opportunity  is  afforded   the  residents   of* Nelson,'  New Denver, Nakusp and other centres  : to send large contingents, and thereby  'make the affair truly representative of  the greatest'and richest mining district  in th.e,.ponunion.   Mr. Mara has kindly consented to give-a special'rate from  :all doVhriverpoints.    We are authorized by- that' gentleman  to   announce  that" the company   will   issue   return  tickets   at  single fare.    This  is very  igenerous of Mr: Mara, since he sits on  jthe Government side of the house and  [could hardly be  expected   to be   ve"ry  ^enthusiastic over the reception accorded  ;the leader of the Opposition.   But Mr.  :'Mara, as a British Columbian, will aid  'the town .and district to extend   him a  cordial-welcome.'        '    ' *  !    There will be a general meeting this  evening at 8.30 in the 'Fireball   when  committees will be formed to make the  hecessar}' arrangements.''    Every  one  is invited.    It is also desirable  that a  committee of ladies be formed to work  in conjunction with   the general committee   to   be appointed  at to-night's  meeting.  *��������� It is proposed to get up an exhibit of  West Kootenay products, especially  of specimens of our ores, for' the edification of the party;,, to tliat end it is  earnestly requested that all who have  specimens in their possession will loan  some to impress the visiting statesmen  with a due sense of the mineral richness of our district., This will be an  excellent advertisement, too; one that  ���������wrill have good.results. Exhibits should  be labelled with tlie name of tho mine  and the number of ounces it assays.  It has been arranged that Hon. Mr.  Laurier and party' will visit and address meetings at the following places :  Victoria, Alonday and Tuesday, Sept.  10th and 11th; Nanaimo, Wednesday,  Sept. 12th; Vancouver, Thursday, Sept.  13th; New Westminster, Friday, Sept.  14th; Kamloops, Monday, Sept. 17th ;  Revelstoke, Tuesday, Sept. 18th.  ���������  ���������*���������  ��������� ��������� _  Trout Lake the Golden City.  Messrs. Chas. and Noah Abraliamson  returned last Wednesday from a week's  holiday in Trout Lake City and vicinity. They speak very enthusiastically  of the prospects in the Golden City.  Men are taking out considerable gold  all along the Lardeau River. Ihey  tried a panful of gravel in the canyon,  and were agreeably surprised to "find  numerous colors. At the Cariboo and  Kootenay Co.'s claim, where a wing-  dam has just been completed, another  panful netted SO cents. Dan Savoy &  Co. had a clean-up last week and took  out $400 for three day's work witli four  men. Mr. Moore, who went in to inspect the Black Prince mine, of which  Mr. A. J. Murphy is manager, is reported "as saying that it is the intention of  ���������the Black Prince Co. to erect a concentrator if the claim turns out as good as  present.appearances indicate. The water last Sunday was higher than it had  been for some time, and sofne damage  to the works resulted.'  [from our correspondent.] '  Glacier, Sept. 0.  The new schedule came into effect on  the C.P.R.-'last Sunday, since then  trains have been more or less late. No.  1 of Monday reached here 1-1 hours late,  having ��������� been delayed, by a burned  bridge between Medicine Hat and  Dunmore.  Temperature has been pretty low  during the last ,four or five days. On  Sunday the thermometer registered"  30 degrees above zero. Snow, the precursor of winter, fell on the summit'of  the mountains and down to a prettv  low elevation; even a few flakes reached'  the valley.  * Owing to bad weather/ the number  of arrivals at the hotel show a considerable decrease. , * '"  , By arrangement of the passenger  department of the C. P. R., a short  news despatch is being sent here from'  Vancouver every morning for the  benefit of our guests. They consist of  a few short paragraphs. summarizing  the latest principal news of the world.  Two ladies, Mrs. Fishburn and Mrs.  Fowler, who have been guests at tlie  house for some considerable time, took  their departure Tuesday, much to our  regret.                            r '   ,  Mr. Perley,, our * hotel manager, returned on Wednesday from Calgary,'  after a three days' absence.  * List of Arrivals.  Aug-. 31st.���������E. Titus, jr.. Mrs. W. B. Roberts,  Miss Cutterfield, New York; J. H. Dudley,  Chicago. , '  Sept. 1st.���������J. Rogers, Montreal ; Mr. unci Mrs.  F. K. Frisbie, Detroit; Pee Nasse, Sweden ; H.  E(iv>% Ohio.  2nd.���������F. C. Gamble, Victoria ; Yandcll Henderson, New Haven, Conn.  4th.���������T. W. Marl-ley, New York ; A. W.  Murkley, Montana; M. N. Dickey und wife,  Cleveland, Ohio ; Sir John Gorst, G. H. Itv.ui,  London, Kiij*.  5th-U. H. Gallion, H. C. Murphy." W. M.  Kelso, Chicago ; Win. Giffln and wite, Hamilton, Out.  WANTED.  WANTED-A  CKLLAIt K^CAVATED-^-  Apply O. H. Allen, Revelstoke Drejv'ery.  WANTKD-TWENTY 'CORDS BUILDING  , STONE.���������Apply O. JI., Allen; Kovolutoko  Brewery.   ' ������������������=* r  WANTED���������THIRTY COltDS ������KT. WOOD.  ���������Apply O. II: Allen, Revolstoko Brewery  ���������"'.       HELP WANTED! .-'<���������   ��������� -.���������-  WANTED���������Active, Honest Gknti.km.vn'oft  Lady, to travel, representing established, reliable house:   Salary $G5 rnohthly arid-traveling  expenses, with increase if suited. Enclose refoi**' ,  ent-o and self-addressed stamped envelope. ,    '. *  ' '     "      THIiTD'OMlNlbN,' ���������  '/'. '' '  SpS ,      ,, 317.0malia.Uiilldiug,"Cliicago:'"*   -  OCEAN STEAMSHrPS.,,:  c  ���������   '-  ��������� "   '   -'R.OYAL-MA'lil'LlN'eS:. :'M - _- _*'0"���������  CHEAPEST route to tho OLD CQUtiTKY.  S "   Proposed Sai'lings from ^lflVit������eai!f^Vrw=  ALLAN tlNE. .,'.   "   Parisian ...'..: .- r.-.Sefit. 1   .  NL-SIIDIAN-. *....-.. c.-iv.xSupt. 15:""-  Sakdinian.'". ..v.Scpt.22. ..,  '   ' '      DOMINION LINK'-''' *"     ' "' ''���������  Toronto .-.���������.Sept>;22" - **  Vancouvki- Sept. 39 * .  OltUGOX -. Oct,    C  -' '  BEAVER LINE." *      ,   < ''  Lake Hukok Sept. 19  ,    LaicicOntaiuo...: Scpt.20 "  L.\KK Nl-U'IGON . .* ' Oct.*   S  Cabin $45, $50, SCO, S70, $80 and upwards.  Intermediate $30; Steerage gao.  ���������Passengers ticketed through to all parts of  GrOfit Britain and Ireland, and at. specially low  rates to'all parts of the European continent. ,  Apply' to nearest stcamshipor railway agent,to  '- I. T. BREWSTER, Agent, Revelstoke.  or to ItoBKKT'KEiui, Gen. Passenger Agent.'  i\ imiipeg.  orator, representing   a   great  political  ���������    A Bible Prophecy Being- Fulfilled.  , The central portion of the state of  New York is alarmeM over tbe invasion  of grasshoppers. Buckwheat, potatoes  and beans have been destroyed. Oa(s  have been cut green .to save them from  the destroying post. Cattle are suffering from the lack of pasturage because  the gr.isshoppers have destroyed almost every vestige of gruon.  Wilson Creek Station,.N. & S. Ry.  A correspondent,' writing from Wilson Creek, says : "This will be a pretty  place when built up.    It is  about four  miles noith of   New    Denver and 29  south-east of Nakusp, and is the station  on  the N. and S.  Ry. by  which the  former town will be served^  Tlie railway company has built a spur down to  the   lake and   a wharf, -so   that  the  steamer can load direct from tbe cars.  There is considerable freight going into  New Denver and surrounding country  owing,to the low rates.shippers  have  been able to obtain   from'the  railway  company.    Genelle  has  shipped about  six cars of lumber to  New Denver and  Silverton, and'as soon as the track gets  to_ Three Foiks many more   will  be  shipped,  as  it is impossible to carry  lumber in on pack animals. At present  there are  not a great  many   buildings  here, J. T. Nault's new hotel being tlie  most prominent.   The  building is two  stories high, has nice largo, airy looms.  Mr Naultsets out a good  table, with  Joe Libby as clwf du citis-uie.   Bathing  in tbe lake i.s line and is enjoyed to its  full extent.   Fishing is good in Wilson  'Creek as well as  in  the lake, and if a  fellow gets tired of all  these sports he  can jump  into a small   boat and   row  over to New, Denver,   which   can   be  reached   in   about '15  or   50  minutes.  Three Forks, I  think, will  be the terminus of the road for some  time.    As  soon  as  the   mine  owners   can   make  arrangements,   there    will     be   large  quantities  of ore shipped   from  here.  There are about 500 or (UK) tons at Silverton, and  there  will  be a good deal  more in a few weeks' time.  -    s   TABLE  Showing tlie Dates and Places of Courts,  of Assize, Nisi' Prius, and Oyer arid  Terminer, and General Gaol^ Delivery for the Tear 1894. Z,      -.  *Nelson.-..  *Donald...  Clinton...  The N. & S. Ry. Ready for Business.  The Nakusp & Slocan Railway is now  practically open for business as far as  Wilson Creek, on Slocan Lake, four  miles north of New Denver. The .str.  W. Hunter will ply between the town  and tbe station. There are sonic business and freight cars already on the  road, and yesterday the ste.-imer Lytton took down two more, one being a  a passenger car, and the other acombi-  nation-.mail, express and baggage car.  The road runs from Nakusp, oil the Arrow Lake, to the'heart ol the Slocan  mining distiict, a distance of about 'SO  miles.  Fall Assizes.  . Monday.. 10th September  . .Monday.. 17th September  . Thursday.iOth September  Richfield Monday.. 24th Septem ber  Kamloops.:. .Monday. .1st October  Vernon Mondav.-Sth October  Lytton Friday*:. 12th October  New Westminster Tuesday. .6th November  Vancouver...Monday . .12th November  Victoria Tuesday . .20th November  Nanaimo Tuesday..27th November  ���������Special Assizes adjourned from the  Spring by Mr. Justice Walkem and  now fixed for these dates.  MORE RICH STRIKJES! "  Nakusp Ledge, August 30: It would  seem that the excitement caused by  the discovery of gold on Cariboo Creek  would be the means of a rich quartz  region being opened up in that section.  On tbe 15th of August Chas. Vader,  acting on a suggestion from Nelson  Deiiu-i-s, left his placer ground and  proceeded up Mineral Creek to prospect for quartz. When three miles  away from Cariboo Creek, and about  six miles in a direct line from the  ColumbiaI?iver. lie rau aerossastringer  of solid mineral in a granite, slate and  porphyry formation. Tracing it up he -  discovered a ledge of quartz eight feet "  wide and traceable for 300 feet on tin?  surface. Ilr* staked a claim and called"  it tbc Orphenn, an a������s.-ty from if,giving  returns-of $175 in gold and six ounces  in silver.  Nine claims in all have been located  in the vicinity of thu Oi-pheno, one  each by Harry Arnold and A. T<ussier  and six by Me.ssts. ilcLeod, Hopkins ,  and Arqiictle for themselves and the  Nakusp parties who grub-staked them.  The ledges are very hard to find owing  to the pievalence of gravel aiideaituf-  on the Mil-face of trie r-oek.  The change in the C J'. H. time-table f"  came into force-last .Sunday.   'The" At-1'1'  lantic Kxpress now rt'achesJRevcl.stoke ���������'  at it.l.j and leave.-, at il:25.    Trie  P.wjuc  K\.pic-������ arrjives .-it lu:2.> and l^nvos -.jjU  10:10. '        :    "    '    ������������������"-     v        ' "'  yp-  saWBV'WWft  TBI r   ���������"*.-   i,,T,,   - r.  PA.GE 4.  TI IK KOOTEN A Y iJ A i L.  The Inter-State Fair at Taeoma.  Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 3.��������� The Interstate Pair is now in full swing. Crowds  have already attended it fronVthe surrounding country. Their verdict has  been one of ,'general approval. Tliat  in so short a time so much- has been  done is a matter of general surprise.  Tlie amusement features alone are attracting great crowds. Prices of admission to all these' shows have been  placed'at a low figure so that at the  Interstate Fair more can be seen for  the same price than at either the San  Francisco or Chicago Fairs.  List of the various charges :  *   SUCCESSOR TO  THE WESTERN MILLING GOX (LTD.)  BE1VELSTOK  ,, Sinsk- a-lmte-ion to tlie fair, mel-irtinK for  eiiiii exhibits, concert*, and art gallery ..  Cyclci-aiiia. JUtlleof JliaMonary ltiUKe0...  '        -Palace of Illusions   Phnroah's Daughter Illusion   Kidc on the Scenic 1 tail way..   Streets of C'aiio, inc-luriiiiK Theatre   Indian Village ami Wild West, bhow    1  Wild Animal Show     ���������  Mirror Maze    -���������'  Spirit Hi idge ,- ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������   lu  '      ,    ���������'���������    - , Total ,.������"<-  Did you ever see a Turkish   village?  If not  you  have' missed  one' of the  'sights of the world.*   There  are  four  genuine'Turkish   (lancing girls in the  streets of Cairo Theatre.  In the village  are tlie   sword figliters, musicians, fortune tellers; bazaars, camels, donkeys,  Nubian drivers, Egyptian bakeries and  other features of a.street in Old Cairo.  " , A notable aniusonient enterprise on  ���������  '     the ground is the cycloraina of the bat-  '     ' tie of-'Missionary Ridge, an historically  "    accurate   and   artistic  battle  picture,  "   the .painting of which cost  $100,000.  '   The scenic gravity railway is an , attraction that seems irresistible to  people of all ages. ��������� One seats himself on  ' a car, holds   on   to his   hat with   one  hand and the iron rail with  the   other  and  signifies his   readiness to "let 'er  "���������o."    And   how she does_go !    Down,  ���������������- down, down plunges the car for a  sec  ond or so, then rises with a rush, surmounts a hill, again plunges down and  so'on until the end is reached in tlie  forest an eighth of'a mile,away. There  is a rest for a second, and then tlie car  ' is started' on the homeward journey  ���������   over another track through a long tun-  '   nel.  In the theatre of Pharoah's daughter  a curtain   rises disclosing  tho   marble  statue of a woman.   The sound of mu-  ���������     sic is heard, iind slowly the eyes of'the  "stone woman begin to open, the  blush  of life comes to her cheeks ancl a smile  ' to herlips. Soon she is a living, breathing woman.    She trips, from her stand  down to  the audience,- answers   questions and then returns to her position.  She begins singing in a low, soft'Toice,  and slowly an ashy'pallor creeps  over  ���������    o her face, her moving lips seem to freeze  to -whiteness, her song dies   away, ancl  FLOUR  SHORTS.  BRAN     l  OATS  FEED WHEAT.  HAY  is ZBiR-A-Hsroio:-  DBAIiBR;IN  -ROLLED^ OATS  CORN MEAL  BACON  BUTTER  EGGS  POTATOES'  ���������RTTTiB,,. &o  jsjxxsn  EHLQL.S,  FRUITS, and VEGETABLES of all kinds.  GROCERTES^all kinds.  YOUR CUSTOM SOLICITED.  Agent for���������Watorous Engine Company.  Spcigbt Wagon Company  POST-OFFICE STORE.  i  ___ .   Furnishings,  Stationery,  Patent  AM TOILET ARTICLES of, every .description.  BMNCH STORES':' THOMSON'S-LAPINft & TROUT LAKE CITY  DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE  We have a complete stock of PAINTS, ready  mixed and ground in oil. Dry Faints. Whi^e 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,  FurMture aiid Elastic Oak Ifarnish. Copal, Japan  Dryers, &c, &c.  -:o:���������:o:-  soon she is once, more nothing  but  a  stone image.  The palace o������ illusions contains five  wonderful deceptions, a noteworthy one  being a boy seemingly -suspended in  mid air and moving and twining there  as freely as if standing on terra firma.  The mirror maze is contained in a  pretty structure built in the shape of a  pyramid. One enters only to find himself bewildered by the countless reflections lie Sees of himself and the innumerable patlis that seem to lead ' away  into the distance. 'In this maze is a  woman who can be plainly seen but no  one can iind her, though a reward of  one hundred dollars is ofi'ered to the  lucky man.  The Spirit Bridge is an illusion  where one seems to be standing on his  head and the earth swinging about him.  There is one feature of the 1 nterstate  Fair that is of more than ordinary moment ; it is the composite display .made  by Seattle merchants and manufacturers. More than that, however, is the  interest Seattle people have and are  taking in the whole enterprise. Seattle and Taeoma have buried the hatchet, sunk all petty differences and jealousies and are working as one to make  this* exposition redound to the credit  of the. Pacific Northwest. This exhibit,  occupies three big adjoining spaces in  the building of manufactures and liberal arts. In addition Seattle has -1-00  ���������square feet of space in Machinery Hall  and GOO square feet in the Agricultural and Horticultural building, both of  which, spaces have ' been attractively  and well filled. ' Tn the Art Department iiin' large room ha*-, been given up  , to the Seattle art exhibit.N  Taewina, Sept. -t.���������.Driti-.li Columbia  day will be on Sept. 2*2. The Britisher*,  promise to make it a hummer. Special  , .steamers, will be charters! to brinu the  crowd o\er, and Vancouver and Victoria will .struggle to see which can send  the larger number ot people. Vrcst.  1 Flummerfr-lr,of the V>. G. hoard of tr.ide  i������,surprised at the extent :md all ractiveil Cv> of the fair. He considers the enterprise a gigantic one and well carried  out.  Thus far the iiran.'igers are well pleased with the attendance. Statistically  speaking, the results far outreach those  realized at the Midwinter.  The biggest day i.s to he Seattlc-Ta-  conia day, Sept. 12. The commercial  lxxJies of both cities will be largely instrumental in making that day a great  A. H. HOLDiCH,  OF'SWANSEA AMD WIG AN,  Analytical Chemist and Assayer,  ��������������� (    .  Accurate assays made of all kinds of minerals, water, milk/ etc.  W.  COWA  WHOLESALE, DEALER IN  WINES, LIQUORS AND  CIGARS.  IRES "VEX, STOGIE,    ,S.O  "���������'���������   WINDOW GLASS AST-SIZE' UF TO 38x48.'   Z ������������������  r i) "���������  'iGlANt^POWDERTFUSE'AND'CAP  JOWETT STEEL BAR AN'D M  ALL SIZ1  AKB   NAKQSP.  W*.  "S/.iV,  *'"V.;  *,.rf,"  ..w&Su  Pj������L-  .t\\  H  w  THOSE WHO USED  TATTGLEFOOT fly paper  For the Fly Pest last year will be glad to learn  that it can  "Procured a^ain this Season at  THE    REVELSTOKE    PHARMACY.  be  ill  Eastern Washington day wi  '22, the same as Hritish Colum-  Buccess.  be Sept,  bia day. The Elks, ScpT,. 1 1 ; Ancient  Order of United Workmen,.October 0 ;  Grand Army of the Hepublic, several  davs along in the e.rrly p'irf. of <ht'>  her, -md t lit- Woman's ('origrcs**, Ortn-  ber-20, :>0 and 31. The Ancient Order of Foresters will ha\e a day late  in October, and the Idaho people about,  September- 21.- Swedish - day. will be  rfepieinbc'' 2/1. , t f   '       '  Tin-: SI-JASON KOH  HIRES'  ROOT -BE  Is -iL'iiin at hand,   i'i els. male  TIT?  ''.llloil**.  NEW STOCK OF PERFUMES. SOAPS. TOOTH AND HAIR BRUSHES. ETC.  T.  L.  HAIG,.  NOTARY   PUBLIC .-   -   RFVFLSTOK R,  P/.C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Commission Agent.  Fire7liFe~and accident insurance.  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting & Trading Syndicate.   .��������� ���������(>;   AGENT KOUTROL'T LAKE CTTY, EVANSPOKT, KASLO ������ NAKL'HF  ��������� i&  X*  '���������:���������.���������A^,  i'i'  HULL   BROS,  BUTCHERS,  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL  PURVEYORS OF HIGH-GLASS MEATS.  ;REVELSTOKE, B.C.  BECAUSE it is the metropolis of������a district whose  mines, besides being- fabulously rich in silver,  carry a larger percentage of G������IJ?n than,, any  silver-lead mines on the American continent  BECAUSE nearly all the mines are within a 12-niile  radius of the townsite, and the routes to them ail  converge'in Trout Lake City.  BECAUSE during- last winter several of the Lardeau  mines were being steadily developed in sprte ol  the slump in silver, and large quantities of yOJUU  were taken but of Lardeau Creek witnxn the hmius  of the townsite.  Price of Lots--Corners, $150;   Insides, 3100.  APPLY TO H. ASHBY & Co., Kaslo, or  T  tOUOi   (S  M,

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