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 -/I :���������  If ���������' t .: o,, n. Cf >���������  <;,'  c        "*  Vol. I.  No.  1.  REVELSTOKE, B.C., MONDAY, JANUARY. 18, 1897.                             $2.00 a Year in Advance.    /,  0HAS. R. CARLYON,  BARRISTER-AT-LAW,  SOLICITOR,  AND NOTARY PUBLIC.  .-.zTOFFICB :   Mail building, Kevclstokc. B.C.  T. L. HAIG. .  MINING, REAL ESTATE,  and General Commission Agf.nl.  Fire and Life Insurance.  Representative i flhe Kootenai/  Smelling.and Trading Syndicate.  Agent for Revelstoke, Tmut  Lake and other Toivnsites.  Does Your Watch  Keep Good Time?       "'   a  II not take it to a  Capable  Jeweller,  S. F.W. GAINER . . .  High Grade Watch Specialist.  All Work Guaranteed  Mail Orders a Specialty,.  'Main Street.     * =        Revelstoke.  Next door to Morgan's Shaving Parlor.  REyELSOKE  IRON WORKS  BLACKSHITH1NQ and  JOBBING,  PLUrtBINQ and P1PE-FITT1NQ,  TINSHITHINQ arid SHEET IRON  WORK,   .  MACHINERY REPAIRED.  Mining Work a Specialty.  Robt. Gordon, Prop, Revelstoke Sta.  SALUTATORY.  E  LLIS & GROGAN  | r������tf<-v   Alhorfn-  auotioneers.  Customs' Brokisiis,  House Agents,  European b.s. Ticket Officb  Branch Offic������ at Rossland, B. C  ROBT.  SAMSON  -  ])EALKH  IN  CORD AND STOVE WOOD  at lowest jiriccs.  D rating of  nil kin.ls promptly  attended to.   Prlci-B rlglit.  1IKVKI.STOKK, 11.0.  Canadian  Pacific By.  THE BEST AND  CHEAPEST ROUTE  ' TO: AND. FRO SI.  All Eastern Points.-  Through First Class Sleeping Cars and  Tourist Sleeping Cars to Bt. Paul, Montreal  and Toronto -without change.  Revelstoke Time Table.  Atlantic Express arrives 9:15 daily.  Paciflo        " "     l"25  "  Arrow Lake Branch Trains.  Arrive 15 30. Sundays, ���������Wednesdays, Fridays  Leave 16:30. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays  Trains on Arrow Lako Branch connoot at  Arrowhead with C. & K. Co's Steamor Nakusp  faking  CLOSE CONNECTIONS  To and from Rossland, Trail  Creek, Nelson, Kaslo Ains-  -   worth, Pilot Bay, Nakusp,  New Denver, lhree  Forks, Sanrlon and  ALL POINTS IN SOUTH KOOTEHAY  For full Information as to rates, etc., apply  t0 I. T. BEEW8TER,  Agent, Rovelstoko.  Geo. McL. Brown,  Oistrlot PasBonger Agent, Vancouvor.B- C.  ; A Violent Earthquake.  Vienna, Jim. 18���������(Special to Tun  Herald,). .Tliere was a violent earthquake ycsterdoy|evening at Laitmch,  accompanied  by underground rumb-  ,mB' ������-        ������������������ ��������� " ���������    il  Arrangements are being made with  responsiblo parties, whereby our renders will lie furnished, by telegraph,  with the mining quotations and the  prices of uictuls.  A quarter of a century has elapsed  since Hoi-ace Greely advised the young  men of New York to."Go West!" At  that time the Fur West was something of a terra incognita to all except  the wily red man anil the few whites  who hunted big game in the Rockies  en- sought for placer gold in the beds  of lonely mountain streams, and  the words of ��������� the Sage of  Chappaqua are far moie. applicable today than they w.-re  twenty five years ago. The phenomenal mineral-riches of Kootenay are  attracting the attention of the civilized world, and in a few years this  country, now in its infancy, will be  populated by a teeming multitude of  busy workers. Even now may be  heard the tread of,countless feet; from  the Far Fast and beyond the sea, all  trending Kootenay-ward.  It is with no idea of '"filling a long-  felt want" th.-ifc The Herald makes  its debut in this coining centre of rich  mining camps in Northern Kootenay,  but simply, with the knowledge that  there is close at hand a period of  activity that will far exceed any mining excitement that has ever occurred  in the historv of this Province. With  the influx of." capital to work our undoubtedly rich mineral ledges, with  Mia erection of smelters and refineries,  and the consequent employment of  the necessary workers, will come an  era of prosperity surpassing even the  most sanguine expectations of those  pioneers who have, waited so long for  it to dawn; and there will be no more  prolific Held for newspaper enterprise  in the world than right here in  Kootenay. .Therefore, having confidence in the futu'rc'of this district, and  of this town in particular, we are hero  to stay!  The Herald's mission will he to  promote the welfare of the town of  Revelstoke and its contributory mining camps���������lllecillewaet, Big Bend,  Lardeau, Trout Lake, Albert Canyon  and the Jordan Pass. Mining must  always have the first place in a  Kootenay newspaper, anil it will be  our aim to publish items ������of- interest  from every camp in the district, for  which purpose it,will be necessary to  havo a reliable correspondent in each  camp. Our social columns,'will be  found replete with local happenings,  and will be thrown open to all who  desire to use thorn for the. discussion on political, social or any other  subject. Even the man with a grievance will not he excluded���������if the editor  deems the mutter of enough public  importance to merit publication.  We hope to he a herald of glad tidings to this community for this year  of grace 1807, and we trust that prosperity will so crowd upon us that before the year glides away into the  misty past the citizens of Revelstoke  will be reading a Daily Herald,  printed and published in their own  town.  THE BIG" BENDJHSTRICT.  A RAILWAY NORTH WILL OPEN  up the richest mining  CAMP IN THE WORLD.  Bourne Bros.  Groceries  Dry Goods  Hardware  Stores at Revelstoke, Burton  City, New Denver and  Nakusp, B. C.  A Recent Traveller Into the Big Bend  Mining Camps Gives His View3 on  the Prospect of the Country to the  North of Revelstoke to a Toronto  Paper���������When Developed Will Equal  Rossland and Trail" Creek Country���������  Cheap Transportation is all that is  Necessary.  A visitor to the Big Bend  district  last fall and who returned east a short  time ago, tells of the  country to  the  north of us to a Toronto paper.     He  said:'" Do wnie Creek is the southern  fringe of that famous Big Bend mining country, a section of the province  which in the early sixties yielded immense quantities of gold.   These were  the days of placer diggings. , At pre-'  sent   tributary'  to   Downie   Creek    a  large number'of prospects are being  developed, whilst the district is being  more   or    less    prospected.     Downie  Creek is about 40 miles north of Revelstoke and is a good-sized stream for a  distance, of 50 or CO" miles  inland,  or  eastward from,the  Columbia.   Then  northward for a great distance,' there  are numerous valleys and creeks entering the Columbia, all of which flow-  through   mineral   deposits,   as    they  carry color of gold.   The same character of country exists beyond the bend  of the Columbia river.   I have ascended   the ��������� Canoe ' river,   which  has   its  headwaters    in.  Cariboo, ; near    the  Fraser river, for a distance of 50 miles,  and there, too', I found  the characteristics of tho country t and its'mineral  outcroppings the same as in the southern, or Big Bend, district of the  province.   From reliable, prospectors who  have lived iti the country   for   years,  and who have traversed  much of the  territory along the Canoe river,  I am  confident   that  exceedingly   rich   deposits will yet he   found throughout  the vast urea which lies in- the northeasterly  section of   the   Lillooo.t   and  in southeasterly Cariboo.    The great  lack  there,  as   in  many  other  parts  of the province, are trails ��������� and  roads  to    enable    packers    to     reach     the'  various camps with supplies and provisions for the  sturdy   and   intrepid  miners,, who   are  far   remote    from  civilization   and   the    enjoyment    of  comforts which are to be obtained elsewhere, and largely at their  expense.  FronfwHatThavo seen ol   KooteiYayr  and I have been all   over   it, the   formation in the north and along   Canoe  river is of the same nature  as is   that  at Rossland and   in   the   Trail   Creek  country, and the results   of   prospecting and development will demonstrate  .the  correctness    of   my   conclusions.  Here arc  to  be found diorite slate and  porphyry with dykes, of granitic   cutting through the formations,  such   as  are to bo found   in   all  great  mining  sections throughout the world.   I cannot too strongly   emphasize  the   fact  that with fairly   good   transportation  advantages   the  Big    Bend    mining  country would rival that of any, other  section I know of anywhere.   The   existence of the   precious   metals there  does not admit of a doubt, but there it  is bouud to remain as it will cost more  to get it out, as  conditions   now   are,  than it is worth.   Once   let   there   be  such improvements made in the   river  above and below   what. is; known' as  DeathRapids by the building of a good  wagon road from the   lauding  at  La  Porte, on the South,   to   the   landing  place on the north, or  upper,   side  of  these rapids, a distance of eight miles,  and there the   world   will  .witness   a  boom in mining matter, ini the  North  Bend country which   will   be   simply  marvelous.   But my impression is that  a railway is what   is wanted.   It  will  cost an enormous amount of money to  overcome many  of  the  obstacles  to  navigation���������more,.-in   fact  than   the  federal government would  bo   willing  to spend.   Whereas a railway can   be  built and operated the year round at a  moderate  cost  and  with    profitable  results."  THE GREAT WESTERN  Silver Mine Being Developed and Proving .itself to be a Rich Strike.���������It  Will be a Shipper at Early Spring.���������  Revelstoke: Men the Owners.  A report was circulated some time  ago that the Horne-Payne Company  had suspended. all operations in the  Trout. Lake district for the winter,  but upon enquiry we find that a few  men are still at work preparing their  ���������uines'Jor ore shipments this winter.  But aside from these probably one. of  the most prominent mines m the Fish  Creek'district is the Great Western, a  lead, silver and gold claim, which was  staked, two years ago by Revelstoke  men. It is situated six miles northeast of Arrowhead, (up the Arm), or  between Thomson's Landing and Arrow Head. The Great Westrrn is a  very good concentrating proposition,  and has all the advantages of plenty  of water and transportation facilities  right at hand. The ore will concentrate at about five to one, which will  run about 80 oz.in silver,75 % in lead and  $10 in gold. Not only has the assessment work been done since the claim  was-staked, but men have been employed the year round, and now have  convenient mining quarters built, considerable development work done,  and several tons of ore -on the dump,  and the owners calculate, to make the  Great Western an ore shipper in the  early spring. Ouly a short time ago  another large grub stake. wis<sent to  the men operating it from this place.  This is only one of the many rich  propositions springing up in the great  Trout Lake'district. .  .   The Jordan River Mining Camp.  The Jordon River mining camp is of  recent discovery, and is situated twelve  miles in a north westerly direction from  Revelstoke. It is on the Gold Range  side of the Columbia River. The  ledges are strong and well defined and  heavily capped with iron carrying  gold, silver, lead and copper. The  formation is granite, shists, slates and  limestone. The principal development  work done so far has been done on the  Wild.Goose ledge, and the showing of  mineral is most satisfactaiy to.-the  owners. A good trail is urgently  needed to give claim holders an opportunity to get in supplies at a reasonable  cost. This section . will no doubt  receive a thorough prospecting next  year. The whole region appears to be  thoroughly mineralized and full of  parallel ledges. Frishy and Ruighley  are the discoverers of the camp and  are the owners of many claims.���������  ���������"Observer," in Mining Record.  CORBETT-FITZSIMMONS FIGHT.  Dan Stuart Has   Picked the Ground.���������  The Pugs Will Do The Rest.  Special to the Herald.  Corpus Christie, Texas, Jan. 18���������  It is a well known fact among certain  parties, that while Dan Stuart was in  Corpus Christie last May, he held  several consultations with leading  Brownsville attorneys, the result of  which was a lease of an island in the  Rio Grande river from the Mexican  government. Several knowing ones  asserted the probabilities are that the  Corbptt-Fitzsiiumons fight will be. pulled oil! on the Island, which is about 10  miles from Brownsville.  THE WAR IN CUBA  Building Operations For This Season.  The followingresidents of Revelstoke  purpose building this spring. More  will follow suit in the summer.  C. B. Hume & Co,, a large i warehouse.  A. N. Smith, a two story, tin roof,  business block, on McKerizio Ave.  R. Samson, an addition to residence.  H. Lougheed, two dwelling houses,  for rcntfl.1 purposes.  Hugh Smytlie. a residence.  8yd. Durham, a real estate office,  near Union Hotel.  T. Graham, dwelling house, to rent.  Hutchison & McGregor, a general  store.  .1. Hopgood, a residence.  A. McDonald, wholesaler, a Large  warehouse. |  Howson1 & Co., addition to furniture store.  '"The Herald" Staff.  The Calgary Herald, of a recent  -dfifc-liiis-thu-fullowing-to-siiy��������� of-our-  stalf:  " Under Messrs. Johnson & Grogan  the Edmonton Herald bus been one of  the ablest and best written paper* in  the Territories, and while its removal  is a gain to Revelstoke it is a distinct  loss to Edmonton and Alberta. Standing in loco parentis toward the young  two-year-old. The Herald wishes its  progeny and namesake unlimited  prosperity in the gold country, It will  l)e issued, as it was in Edmonton, twice  a week. -The editor will be Mr.  Grogan, the business manager Mr.  Johnson and the general business  rustler, on whom much of a mining  paper's success depends, Mr. Pettipiece.  All three are old employees ot The  Herald."  A Timber Limit Monopoly.  Mr. G. I. Clink, of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, who has a large stationery sawmill outfit and a 50 horsepower engine  at that place, arrived in town on Wednesday last and is taking a look over  this district with a view to setting up  business in Revelstoke, and also adding  a sash and door factory. Unfortunately the government have sold or  given away large timber limits, for  miles around, to syndicates' or speculators, thus debarring their immediate  use, except at an exhorhitant price.  In order to obtain a government limit  now Mr. Clink will ho obliged to ;go  about 100 miles up the Columbia, some  where north of Beaver. '  When a company hold these limits  for spcculatisn they should be heavily  taxed; as in their being held it retards  the progress of our town and other  points surrounding us. A provision  should be enacted whereby anyone  obtaining a limit must agree to make  use of it at a specified time,  .Mr. Clink intends shipping his outfit  on Feb. 1st, and wo trust it will bo to  Revelstoke.  The revival services in the Methodist  church last week were well attended  each evening, and great interest taken  in them by all classes of people. On  Sunday the Rev. Mr. Thompson, of  Vernon, occupied the pulpit at both!  morning and evening services. At the]  evening service the rev. gentleman  preached a powerful sermon on "Sal-1  vation,"which was listened to ,by a  large congregation, who evinced deep  interest. The revival services will be  continued each evening .this,'week  commencing at 7:30. i  F. McCarty has been elected to the  position'^ of Director in the Orphan  Boy, in'place of II. N. Coursier, resigned.  GEN.   RUIS   RIVERA   TELLS   ^A  WORLD CORRESPONDENT.'  SOME FACTS.' ���������-'    "'"'.  OF LOCAL INTEREST.  No snow at Kaniloops.  * Masks for the ball at Coursier's.   ,  Board of Trade meeting, iuthe school  house to-morrow at.10a. in.  Henry Lawson, editor of the  Victoria Colonist; is dead. '-  Mr. P. R. Peterson, is laid up with a  severe attack of la grippe. ���������     *?  * Large assortment of mask:! at  Coursior's.  II. N. Coursier, general merchant.-  left today for his blanch store at Trail.  J. Morgan, our genial barber, is just  recovering from a severe attack1 of la  grippe. p  Chinamen arc doing good work in  cutting up the stumps and tree stubs  on the townsite.  Mr. .Tas. Atkinson, of Clover Bar,  Alberta, went, through hereon his way  to Sandon today. v ,'   '' c  Mr. S. Taylor, of Vernon, B.C.. is'in  town for the purpose of looking into  the mining 'prospects around Revelstoke.  Mr. John Nelson left this morning,  per dog train,' with Her Majesty's  mail, for Gold Stream, aboiit 05 miles  up the Big Bend. " .-,,-..  Mark Hvat.t, arrived from Trout  Lake on SaUuday, where he had a  contract from the Horne-Payne Co.,  whipsawing lumber.  C. B. Hume & Co. have purchased  two lots on the corner of Campbell  Averand Second St., and intend erecting a large warehouse immediately.  It will be 35x00 feet"," two 'stories  high. ' This firm's business, has grown  to such proportions that a' building of  this kind is quite in order.  Mr. Chas. Taylor, a mining engineer  of Montreal, is "in town this week and  is registered at the Columbia. Mr.  Taylor has been connected with the  mining interest of Eastern Canada for  the past thirty years, and is in the  west at the present-time looking the  ground'over for the purpose of investment.  Mr. W. M. Brown has bonded the  Centra Star, one of the chums in the  famous���������Horn���������group,-to���������Mr.--N.-I;.-  Snowden and O. D. Hoar, for. five  thousand dollars, ten per cent. down.  Several nthur claims in this group  have been bonded to the sumo parties,  a report of which will appear m Tan  Hurai.d next week.  Mrs. Richardson, wife of Mr. Thos.  Richardson, of the Maple Leaf hotel,  Lllecillewaet, died at 5 o'clock this  morning of inflamation of the lung.  Dr. McKei'hnie was in, ".ttendance,  having left for lllecillewaet by special  engine on Saturday afternoon, and all  that lhedicnl skill could do was,done  but without avail, and she . passed  quietly away as stated at an early  hour this morning. Mr. and Mrs.  Richardson arc old pioneers of this  country, and well and favorably  known. Tim Hkhald joins with the  many friends of Mr. Richardson in extending their heartfelt sympathy to  him in his sad hour of ber������aveinent.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  o  Victoria Hotel.���������Emil Oferducr, Victoria; W. J, Taafl'o, Winnipeg; Capt.  N. D. Moore, concentrator. Three  Forks; Geo. A Rail, ,T. Kilpatrick,  Toronto; Wm. J. Luppai),lllecillewaet;  J. G. Allan, s. s. Nakusli; W. J. McMillan, Vancouver; A. Wetestie, Nelson; R. Reddick, Rossland ;C B. Mac-  Neill, Vancouver; Mrs; Seaton, Victoria; Mrs, Robinson, New Westminster; A. C. McNaughton, Vancouver;  Mrs. Laurie, Seattle; Mr. Foiin, Rossland; J. Millard, Inspector Dominion  Express Co., Vancouver.  Union Hotel.���������M. DesBusay, Mission  City; F. \V. Hawkins.^.Set.ttle; J. M.  Robinson, Victoria; .1. Little, Spence's  Bridge. ; A. McGregor, lllecillewaet,  D. .1. Robertson, Sandon; W. Rouson,  Lardcau; Law Wilksoh, London,Eng..  N. M. MacLean, Sandon. P. Ross,  Hamilton ; W. Roseliugh, Toronto;  C. B. Blackwood, Winnipeg; E. J.  Roth well, Hegina.  Columbia Hotel���������R. Simpson, Kaslo;  J. Hiiskins, Halcyon Hot Springs; J.  Atkinson, T.  Gibbon,  Edmonton;   II.  B. Crockett, A. Dunlap. Juneau,  Alaska; Chas. Brenmer, Edmonton;  0. G. Baker. H.   Werdun. Chilliwack;  C. Stuart. Kaslo; W. J I, McKanlass,  Kootenay; B. Savage, town.  Central Hotel���������W. McGillis, Golden;  S. Anderson, lllecillewaet; C. Mellish,  J. Dill, Moosomin; G. Olson, Trout  Lake; D. Colsky, Seattle, Wash.: P.  A. Silvertone. Seattle; S. Growl, Beaver Marsh; It. Inches, Sudbury.  Stockholm House���������E, Barrenzier,  J. Land, G. Lafornie, II. H. Ramsay,  C. Hansen, O. Lenneth, W. Vickers,  , J. W. Vail, G. Spinks, town.  The Insurgents do not need "Men, but  Guns and ammunition will,Gain .Their  . Independendence���������The, GreatjFamine  in India���������The Whole" Population in '  Banda without Food; and Hundreds-  Dying by the Road Side:' "''y ���������'  (Special to The Herald.) "���������.' -'  '   New York,' Jan.- 18.��������� The'7w<?rlili  this morning publishes   ail.' interview.-  with Gen. Ruis Rivera.   The despatch;  is dated, "In field near San ,Ga'yetanio"  province, Pinar Del Rio.". In-.this'.in.-  tervic'w Gen. Rivera says':. i"I |'do 'nut-  wish to criticize   our friends '-'in ' the  United States for 1' believe' -them; (re-*  fearing to Junta) to be patriotic; men,,  ;'.nd striving to do their best fo'r.'Cuba,-',  but   we   here   in  Pinai--Del"Rio have-  been   somewhat    neglected." ...Great  reliance was placed upon Gen. Maceo  our beloved commander,   and.it  .was  thought he. could not only  defeat'the  enemy in the proviucebut finally make',  u junction with Gomez, but  we' knew\  mid our friends should '.hayo..'kii6wn;i  "also that four or five or' ten" 'thousand!/'  poorly- armed, and most" of 'the "time',  with but'scanty ammunition'could'noti''  prevail against 50,000-well/armed'-and'  well fed corps.'   One. or two .sniall'ex-js;  peditions, landed   on. Corrientz, Bay,_V  but otherwise for nine month we.have., -  been depending upon our strategy and-  knowledge of the province to' keep, us  out   of  a, pitched battle.',',.' iSpeakihg  with reference to, cannons,' I -wish -id'.'  could be communicated to' ciur .friends  in the United States,that cannons',aru  mure in the way of ourselves than' ther  enetny in this province.'    In  the first;  place they are   inconvenient* to -take; '  about  over   the   hills, ; through " land*  manigna,- and   among .woodsr<": The  cannons we have represents ah,outlay  of $4,000 or"Si>5,000. and yet; almost one-  thousand rifles could be purchused'.for-  that sum.   Of course if we were in'a,  position   to  assault Havana, "-.heavy ���������  guns would be' of  a necessity.--'   "Do'  we   expect   to   soon?'   ;No,'not"'very-  soon, but-by the end of winter I hope..  There is certainly nothing to be gained by. making statements-'.which.,are  untrue, and I, myself, do -not" believe  it would be wrong forme  to- give-'our  friends in-the.United States   the'.-im'-,-  presslon that we are perfectly able "to  taki care of ourselves, no matter what  happens', but as a matter ' of  fact, we;  are not in need of men at all,   as Uhe"  whole''native population is'with rus.  and I am confident that an army - of-  50.000 could be placud in Havana pro-;  vince before winter is over-if ��������� I'-nadu  arms and ammunition.     Our Cubans'  are brave and patriotic and  willing, to  die for our republic, but they are  not;  crazy enough to face an enemy's bullet  with,empty hands.   Tell   the American people to   give  us   ton  thousand  rifles and a 'supply of  cartridges   an'd '  _wewj_lj_whip li 1 out of Weyler and',  his troops before winter ends."   '  "'"  .   .THE FAMINE IN INDIA '  Hundreds .of  People   Leaving Bombay  ' By Railway and Steamers.���������Mills Ate  Closing Down, and All  Business Suspended. . .��������� .    "'  London', Eno.,   Jim. IS.���������The  Daily'  Mail's   Bombay   cnn'P.xp^ndunl.    sr.yri  that in the Banda district  the -famine  conditions are harrowing.    The whole  population is without food, and peuplo  are dying in  the roads, rathe? .l.h.ul:.  accept government leliei.    Lur;-.u   ..-in- .  ployers of labor in Bombay are .���������'isiiiir-  ing severely.  Establishments in -\ 'uw.'a  hundreds of working   men   were   ".wi-  ployed   have   now only a'few phonic  left.   Several places of "business0 hu'vu  been closed in consequence;,mills being. ���������  mostly affected or closed.    And if   the  panic takes hold inill-hands,the consequences will be very serious for indus-'  try.   One mill manager saiil the other  day that he had no fewer than 315 men  short  that  day.   The 'streets   thata  few days ago were crowded  and busy,  are   now   deserted.     While - driving  through oho large street  your.;.correspondent  came  across  several- large;"  buildings totally deserted, while with  others, only one flat out of five or. six  are occupied.   A  regiment of native^  Infantry," whose lines are in this vicin-'  ity. and one of the most affected wards  have   been   removed  out -into." camp. -  An announcement is circulated here  that the authorities are seriously con-,  templating  compulsory     segregation  added to the police.1. The people will.  not submit to it if it has to lie forced,'  It  is  absolutely   curtain that serious  trouble  will   ensue.   All the railway  stations are crowded  with passengers  night and day, eager to getaway from  Bombay.   Scones nt the  wharves are  remarkable.   When the last steamer  sailed  people Were huddled together  like so many sheep, all clamoring, for  tickets.   Officials  were : ������t  their wits  end when the steamer started, leaving  behind   crowds of disappointed ones,  some of whom, in  the confusion, got-  separatcd from their families and loved ones, and were  weeping' piteously,  rather   than   return   to their  homes.  These' crowds  remained  at Bunder?,  waiting   for   the next steamer.   Yemeni-respondent paid another visit to the  Hindoo burning grounds, and saw 30  bodies being burned on  various spots  set  apart    for. cremation, while ten  others were awaiting their turn, three  of them outside the gate on the public  road.   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'Tifk JdKRAi,i> has no string on it: it is a (roe  and independent paper io every Bcnse of the  word. ���������   ���������  - Address all communications  - -'  '-REVELSTOKE HERALD,  Revelstoke, B.C.  ���������Wednesday,  January   20,  1S07  DOMf-ILLE AND  FOUR CROWN  -it is. gratifying to find that several members of the present Government  are   having   their   eyes  6pene"d'~'to. the  resources  of  the  ��������� Canadian West, iu which the Conservative party hare always  had  full confidence.    Mr. Blake under-  jvent'this eye-opening process, and  tyas, all   tho  better  for it.     Mr.  r Lia'nfier, Mr.. Tarte and, last of all.  Mr. Blair have all been indoetrin-  ' nted''in. the Western   enterprise.  , Bub.the most significant example  pf. this eye-opening operation  is  the tirallant Col.   Domville, M. P.  for���������'= King's;��������� County,   N. B.,    who  figures, in the West as tun Minis-  tei,,9'1',.'bravelling companion." and  evidently-has   some   capacity  in  ���������tha������''directiou, for he is introduced  at' public meetings as "one of the  inost 'genial-gentlemen in Canada."  In receiving  a  deputation   from  the'Vancouver Boaril of Trade the  Minister of Railways   remarked:  "''Mining  camps   are   great    con-  'Biimei'S."    The   miner   is   a"   good  leeder..   He lives well.   Col. Dom-  , rille visited'one miner's shack and  was gratified to find among other  delicacies  'a  supply  of   Chutney  sai'ice- and four Crown  whiskey."  Col.'Do'mville,  in his  capacity as'  "travelling  companion," followed  up -Mi'.!= Blair's   speech with some  remarks-  which   tho   Vancouver  World, a Liberal organ, reports as  follows:  ���������   ''He admitted with humiliation  that lib  had   a    very    different  .ideiiof British Columbia now than  'he-had : heretofore.    He thought  ���������that when Parliament reassemb-  led'it would   be a   good thing  to  adjourn for a month and send all  : the'"members oub to British Col-  .umbin.    Of necessity there were  some men in the House who were  ��������� riot'very broad in their views.    If  they saw 'the' people   of  British  Columbia, her mines and her great  trees, and got some of that before  mentionod lour crown they would  go back enlightened.''  We-'heartily approve of Col.  Doinville's suggestion, so far as  his'own side of the House i������ concerned. A trip to British Columbia would broaden their ideas and  do them all good. We do nob  _kuow^that-four-crown���������whiskey-is-  nn absolute necessity for political  enlightenment, but Col. Domville  has evidently tried it with good  result.'." The Conservative--members arc not in need either of  four crown whiskey or the trip  "West.'so far as appreciation of the  resources of British Columbia is  concerned. They brought the  Province into Confederation, and  in spite of Liberal opposition, gave  it a real and substantial connexion  . -with the rest of tho Dominion by  means of the Canadian Pacific  Railway.���������Montreal Gazette.  JOHN BULL'S THOUGHTS  Science Always Itendy.  Caller���������-Xioctor- Mr. Divine, the muscle reader, fell into a sort of trance a  little while ago. and we cannot arouse  him. Is It catalepsy or death?  ' Doctor (a great scientist)���������Bring ma  his head, and I'll soon teTT you.���������Sew  .York Weekly.  From    unob.  What Mr. Bull thinks concerning  some who talk about him. With  apologies to Hosea Biglow.  Some say if J. B. were a sensible man,  He would just stay at home and look  after his folk;  Of his tight little island make all that  he can,  And  into  no  foreign    potato   patch  poke.  But J. B.,  Boss of the sea,  Says that foreign palaver's all fiddle-  de-dee!  My!   ain't  it   terrible?     What   shall  wo do?  We can't block his road on the billows,  that's flat,  Guess   we  shall have to combine, do  not you?  And go in for big fleets, great guns,  and all that.  But J. B.,  Has some L. S. D.,  And  says,   "For their two ships I'm  game to build three!"  Uncle Sam is a '-dreffie smart man,"  He calls John a "Gold Bug," a piler of  pelf;  If consistency now were part of Sam's  plan,  Spite   of  Bryan's   tall talk he would  look to���������himself.  And J. B..  Says that L. S. D..  Can he worshipped as well put in  dollars, saj's he,  The Frenchman  hints  that tho murder and pillage.  Which  still the sick air of Armenia  taint,  Are   stirred   up���������for gain���������in our big  British village.  Well, Bull iu the market won't pose as  a saint.  Bub J. B.,  Though he loves L. S. D.,  To stop them but waits till his censors  agree.  The Northern  Boar growls:   "Bull is  still on the make."  Now hruin, of course, is an innocent  beast,  Who Constantinop'e would scorn for  to take.  And has not an eye on the Chinese  far east.  But J. B.  Says a. view of the sea.  And     "warm    water"    mighc     suit  travelling bears to a T.  Plain English would dub these wild  statements ashes,  They arc nothing on earth but fee,  faw. funil  The  "vampire," the  "gold bug," who  blood sticks^ or buys  His way to the front is a bogev, a hum.  And .T. B.,  Says smiling, says he:  "It    may   amuse    them,   it    cloes'n't  hurt me!"  Young Bryan, he's scarce learned the  lesson of life.  Thinks  me the gold calf in top boots  and tight coat.  Young Wilhelm,  whose   music is all  drum and fife.  Deems    me   a    mere    slave   to   the  Democrat vote.  But though they're so free  In their pictures of me,  Thcv   do   not    know    much    of   the  "real" J. B.  Perhaps   its a   mercy  I've   many   to  tell mc.  The greedy, perfidious fellow Sam!  Bub though  t.hey  may  chivcy,   they  will not compel mc  To  take angry  chaff   lor the truth's  real jam.  For J. B..  While he's healthy and free  Won't    budge    everytime    someone  holloas out "gee."  PARTING.  Sly life closed twice before its close;    '  It yet remains to see  If immortality unveil  A tlilrd event  to inc.  Bo hiiRO. so hopeless, to conceive  As  this   that twice  befell,  Pnrtlng If all   tvp  know  of heaven.  And  all   we need  of   hell.  ���������Emily Dickinson In the June Scrlbner1*,  _-i-w-i-T-Q.RUN-B-Y-P������T-ROL-������U������.-  rVSTATESMAN'SSTOEY  He was a dashing- young Congressman who came to Washing-ton on the  tidal wave from one of the districts  In the south. But he had not be������"i  at tho capital more than six months  before those who had known him at  home and came here on business scarcely recognized him as the same man.  A great change had come over'Algernon Smith Brownlee, M.C. At home  he had never amounted to much, socially. He came of very poor parents  ���������"white trash," the colonM verdict  said���������though his relations had never  been indicted by tht grand jury. Mr.  Browniee's pedigree, however, began  with Mr. Brownlee, and what he lacked  in aristocracy of blood he made up  by his prodigious hustling abllites.  When he reached Washington ,ho wore  the conventional soft black felt hat  and long, black coat, a southern idea  of a Prince Albert, but before he had  been here six months he looked like a  swell, with a silk hat, black cutaway  coat and gray trousers. . And that's  why his constituents scarcely ivcos~  nizsd  him. '  It's strange how these things' happen  in Washington. The rich and thoroughbred Daisy Vernon, who smiled with  icy scorn upon the- suits vof a dozen  society men casting themselves at her  feet, together with their fortunes and  pedigrees, felt her heart dissolve before the insidious attention of Mr.  Brownlee, M.C. There may have been  Bcmething in that M.C, a mistaken  idea, perchance, that a man who is  sent to Congress must be tha cock of  the walk in his district���������an idea that  some persons have���������and that, altogether, the suit of a member of tha  House who combined as many attractive qualities as her Brow^nlee was  preferable to that of any other mortal.  And so. to cut things short, after a  dashing courtship, they were married.  at one of the fashionable churches,  with a great display ot pomp, the attendance of her distinguished relatives  and his congressional friends, members  of the press, etc. Then, after a brilliant reception, they departed on their  bridal trip, but not to Browniee's home.  On the contrary, ho purchased tickets  on a railroad that took him"in a dieme-  trieally opposite direction, just as far  from his district as he could go.  The trip came to an end, .and .then  Brownlee and his wife returned to  Washington, installing themselves at  one of the leading hotels. Brownies  had seen enough of the world to'discover the secret of making an impression in society. With the aid of his  w.ife's social standing and his $5000  income, the way was open to him, and  ho made thebejt of his chances. He  was rsceived evoi-y where with open  nrms. and if one'man ever hit it rich  it wa.; that saw energetic young M.O.  ��������� On the whole Brownlee deserved it.  He had no influential friends to thank  for his rise in the world: no family influence had stood back of him to direct  his efforts; no money had been used to  buy him a seat in Congress. He had  just invested what mother wit- nature had endowed him with, in such  opportunities as came to hand, and  when fortun?, in her timid way, had  knocked at his door, as she is said to  do at every man's door once in a lifetime, he had said, "Come in!" in his  loudest  tones.  And he was honest and sincere. He  had. not deceived Miss Vernon about  his pedigree. She had taken him for  betetr or worse, and tho fault was hers  if she should be disappointed.  Brownlee was a good working int-m-  bcjL_o������J=.C0_n2rjiss__llIe__iXiiridc friend.*  ' From the Mountain*.  "I shall have to learn how to play  the,fluted" said Maud, as she watched  the flutiet in the hotel .orchestra. "Set?  how gracefully he holds It. If f could  hold nn ��������� ear of corn as gracefully as  he' holds that flute. I should not be  afraid to cat it off the cob."���������Harper's  Bazar.  Ills >txcii������o.  Mrs. Farmer���������Why do you walk tho  road In this aimless manner year In  juid year out?  Weary Watkins���������Because I ain't got  po   bicycle.���������Indianapolis   JournaL  Compromise.  "What have you  named your boy?"  "William;   just   plain   William,     My  wife  v anted  to name  him  after that  lovclv Mr. Bryan and I wanted to name  aim after McKinley. so we compromised, on i plain   William,   after   both   of  Ihera."���������Indianapolis  Journal.  Fair OrTcr.  First neighbor���������"Is there anything In  O-.e world. SpiUey, tnat I can do to  get you to keep that boy of yours out  of my yard?"  Second nclghpor-"Teo. sir. get that  <fld piano of youra tuned and I'll keep  my boy; at home If I have to put nobles on him." .  Ki-aily to DecUIo for Ifrr������<lf.  "Tou  have  probably  observed,  ������ald "coldly,   "that   young  longer refer their lovers to 'papa.'  "Don't  they?",  "No.    Nor to 'mamma.' "  "Indeed?" he asked cheerfully, "then  plie U the refere������r'      ,  A  NotoI   Appttratut  That   "Will   Mnke   *  Wheel On  IS M!lc������ ������n   Hurir.  Of all the nen- inventions and im-  provemnts In whecldom, tho very  latest Is the petroleum bicycle. With  an oil can strapped on at precisely tha  point where the tool bag ordinarily Is  carried It will be possible for the  cycler to ride from Mains to California  at a speed of fifteen miles an hour, or  he much slower as he pleases, without  a particle of effort save the slight one  of  balancing the .wheel.  Scores of.inventors have h������en struggling for months with the mechanical  power bicycle, and for the most part  unsuccessfully. The difficult part of  the problem has been- to get. a motor  and equipment that would not make  the machine too heavy. Nearly all the  electrical wheels that have been devised have weighed from eighty to a.  hundred pounds.  The interesting feature of this petroleum bicycle is that the motor and its-  parts weigh only twenty-five pounds,  making a   total  weight,  when  adjust-  a rrtTKOi.'MJM HKivcr.n  wheel,  Ji  of  she  women   no  f-ri   to  a  twenty-two-pound  only forty-seven  pound.-.  When filled tho little oil tanl: or re-  srrvoir will, it Is said, las: for nn ordinary run of ten hours, ev ore hundred and fifty miles. I'.y keeping in  the saddle ten hours! a day a wheel-  ri'.un c.'Uli! cross tho ron'iivtil in  twenty days, at a cost of 52.10 for oil  Alongside of the handle bars of the  machine In set a thin lever or regulating bar. which communicates with  what In called a "vibrator,' just below the oil tank, and connecting wilh  It by a small tube. This handle bar,  when jerked, fulfills a double purpose.  Jt lets n. certain quantity of the oil  run down into a can Placed over the  front wheel, and known as tho "exploder," .and an instnnt later It starts  a little battery having four dry cells.  The spark from this battery drops  down Into the oil below and ignites It,  and it sets the motor in motion. To  the motor Is attached a chain on a  . procket wheel, geared to the pedals.  The wheel Is stopped by shutting off  the supply of petroleum, which can bo  done very quickly.       .    .  rapidly with the leaders, and watched  that they never lost sight of him a.  single day. All this young m.i'i wanted was opportunity. He would ris-������ to  the  oecarion.   for   that   h"   vou.'liwl.  The session came to an end. The  e'.ection rvfts near at hand, and overy  mr-mhor ho?!������ncd home to ''ink after  his f������ncf.������. If was the hard.-sl >'r.:ir-  gle o' his llf-s to decide upon a course  of action with regard to hi-" ar.-'tooi-.-i-  t!c wife. Take her horr.������ ? l.������'iy? her  h"re ? He pugg^-steil thf> latter roursv.  "1 have been thinking a good -leal  nhout It." remarked Mr?. Brownlee. "I  think r shall accompany Wi Tou  know. dear. I have never ?"v>n your  pp.pa and mamma. I have formed my  own ideas of them, and am real anxious to see them. They must h> just  charming' people to have a son like .my  Ally."  "Ally" Is what she always called  him. But there was no ma'ic ir. th"  sound of the sweet diminutive, as sh-<  uttered !t on this fateful morning after  breakfast. Brownlee had ,l headache,  and was not as responsive u> his wife'.H  affectionate carps"s  as  usual  "Well, I'm not ashamed of 'em, anyhow,"   he   replied   in   desperation.  They packed th-ir things and left  town  the   next   ������vening.  Jf Mrs. Brownlee In her V.loy.int  trustfulness anticipated sere"., of  greeting In which mingie-1 the pl-;ur-  psque effects' (if a summer residence on  the hanks of Lake Como. as described  by Claude Melnottc. T.-;;h the oth'r details of romantic sta?.* illusions which  begui!ev'the rcnes of a girl whi ha������  seen only the fashionable s I.-- o.' :ife,  her aspirations were somewhat dampened when they steppjrl off the train  In the dark and found thems������lv-M on  a. platform where so.m.- rouirh-looking  men were lounging about und-.r the  canopy of a. proj-':ti.iir roof that .vas  sheltering them from a ilr-.-.n-v ralnfai!.  "Dog my oats. Bill." call-d out one,  "if this ain't Smith F'.rownjee. Hello,  Smith, got back, hav������ you?" slapping  him on the back. "My. hut yo' look  putty! Come 'ere. Jim. look (if im.  Would ye know 'Im ������y yo' mu 'im On  a dark road ? flay. Smith. in>- must  a struck It rich when we n.-nt yry to  Congress ? When yo' iert yar yc/ ���������!i.In't  have an overcoat to yo' back, an' I'll  leave it to tho crowd, now, did "i?"  Smith tried to take it. as a jf>k������ He  ���������laughed.softly and Introduced his wife  kn the ill lighted waiting-room whither  iti-e delegation of his constituents had  followed.  {-They removed  their lints and stared  Jat  the lady like a lot of bumpklnei.  Mrs. Brownlee was beginning to get  shockud. The smell of the coal oil mads  her III, arid she pinched her husband'*  arm as a signal to break away and  hie  to   the bosom  of  his   family.  Brownlee cursed himself and the  crowd,  and  for  the  first  time  In  h's  life- he felt sorry that he ever marrSsi.  Outwardly, however, he gave no token  of his chagrin, but smiled and cracked  Jokes and snatched at every straw that  promised relief from ihe merciless persiflage of his Ill-bred constituents. He  finally managed to get his wife and  himself into the foul-smelling little  country 'bus that corried passengers,  and a hoarse shout, that sounded halt  derisive to tho well-trained perceptive  faculties or Mrs. Brownlee, went up  from the platform through the darkness  and rain as they drove away.  Brownlee told the 'bus driver to stop  at the hotel. He did, but the owner  was tearing; down ' that part of the  building where the rooms for guests  were located, to rebuild, he said ' again  court time," and there was no place  there for them. So there was nothing  to do but what Brownlee, in the- most  desperate calculation ot his chances,  had never contemplated.' even as a  last resort���������stop at his home.  "Daisy," he said, in a hoarse voice  as th������s 'bus splashed through the mire  ot the road; "Daisy'V-softly taking hir  ha\nd in his���������''are you prepared to  make a sacrifice for me; greater, I  hope, than any I shall ever ask you^to  make for mc again in all'our lives?"  ' She" said "yes" wearily, with her  hsad swaying loosely on her shoulders  like a sick child's; "what do you ask  mo?"  "That you will not hate or despise  mc when I introduce you to my father  and mother," he .said tenderly.  "They are poor/-then?" she asked, in  that  same  weary  tone.  "They are the commonest people in  the State; they are so common that  when everybody in town had the cholera it passed them by as not worth  noticing."  "My!" she exclaimed, "how did you  sver get into Congress?"  "By my own efforts, and not with  the help of anybody in ths world. I  lust hustled for it."  And this was what her Lake Como  illusion   had  shrunk  to!  When she arose the next morning  her headache had not abated. The  smeli of fried pork and coffee that  struck her olfactories while she was  dressing was too much for her delicate nerves, and she never wished herself further away from the house of  her husband's parents than at that  moment. She sipped a little coffee and  then withdrew again to her room, just  to be alone. When Brownlee, IM3.C,  entered, she was lying on the ��������� bed,  fully   dressed,   weeping.  What passed between .them In the  Interview that took..place -is a matter  of conjecture. The result became evident when the 'bus drove up to the  Brownlee mansicSi that evening sand  Mr. and Mrs. Brownlee, the younger,  got in and rode to'the depot. Brownlee saw his wife safely aboard the  Pullman car and then stood on the  platform arid watched the train disappear in the distance. The same set  of ruffian constituents who . greeted  him on his arrival were occupying  their accustomed place on the platform, and indulged in- their favorite  pastime of heaving- fossilized jokes at  their representative in Congress.  Brownie swallowed it all in good  part, andUhen turned his back.to the  station and sauntered toward the parental mansion with the weary step  of a man who has a load on his con-  toience.  But that did not deter Brownlee  from getting out and hustling. I" he  worked like a Trojan the first time  for-his nomination, he threw the energy of a double dose of Trojan devotion Into his efforts now. All the voters in the district did not know what  the loafers at the station knew, and  what Brownie him self knew, that he  came of the commonest stock of white  blood In the Slate. They perhaps didn't  care. Brownless had been a good member, and he could talk like a thrashing  machine, and his genial manners carried the day, and .the result ot j.t^a.ll.  "was That he "was renominated and  elected, and went back to Washington  to finish his unexpired term of service  In the House.  JIlc wife sat In tho gallery one day  unseen by him when a great debate  was on. Brownlee had prepared himself for the master effort, ot his life. He  had got the consent of the leaders of  his side to make a speech. He attracted little attention as he arose, and  with his genial smile, glanced over the  House, drew a tle������p breath and launched forth. ' But by and by he warmed  to his subject, and here and there a  memoer on the other side Interrupted  him. Then suddenly Browniee's genius  flashed forth in all im originality. Several members who had tried to trip  him up found themselves mercilessly  impaled upon the fiery shafts of  Browniee's sharp retorts and held up  to the ridicule of, the House, while  Brownlee smiled In that fetching way  of his that, made him resemble an expert conjurer when he contemplates  the astonishment of the deluded victims of his craftiness.  Reforc he sat down Brownlee had  scored a triumph that insured him a  place on one of the big committees of  th������ House when the next Congress  should  organize.  One of the doorkeepers handed him  a note. He was receiving the congratulations of his side of the House, and  d!d not open It for several mlnul's,  holding it almost forgotten In 1:1s  closed hand.. Wher>, he opened It, lis  read:  "Di-ar Ally~I am ready to beg your  pardon now���������any lime. Come. Am  heartbroken. DAISY."  ���������Washington I'ost,  THE PARAGRAPHERS.  Momentn   of Fun   During   Which  Scintilntc dailies of Iliunnr.  They  The father end of It.���������Harper's Bazar.  She���������Am I the first girl you ever  kissed? He (surprised)���������Why, no! I  have three sisters.���������Somorville Journal.  She���������What's your business? He-  Looking'for a wife. "You've got a  steady job, haven't you?"���������Life.  "That was a bad runaway you had  the other night, Mrs. Dash." "Yes,  but it was very stylish; we had four  horses."���������Chicago   Record.  Binks���������Your nephew is quite a promising young man, isn't he? JinKs^  Well, he has never done anything else  as yet.���������Somerville Journal.  Mrs. Brown���������Mrs. Smith is a woman  of remarkable strength of mind. Mrs.  Jones���������Is she? "Yes. She never buys  anything she doesn't want."���������Life.  Blodds���������Here's a rather ��������� clever little  book, "Don'ts for Club Men." Slobus���������  It isn't the don'ts that worry me; it's  the  dues.���������Philadelphia  Record.  Johnny���������Pa, what is the difference  between a tonsorial artist and a barber? Mr. Wiggles���������The tonsorial artist uses longer words.���������Somerville  Journal.  "He lives in a brick house, now, does  he?" sneered the rural cynic, "X used  to wipe the clay off my boots that the  bricks in that house are made of."���������  Truth.  Her Dearest Friend: Cholly���������How  old do you suppose Miss Furbish is?  Gertrude���������You might ask mamma. Perhaps . she'll remember.���������Cleveland  Leader.  Mrs. Gray���������I hear that Miss Brown  is married. Her husband is a foreigner,-is he not? Mrs. Green���������He was not  so considered at his home in France.���������  Boston Transcript.  Waiter (at club restaurant)���������Ready  with your order, sah? City Sportsman  (back from a week's fishing)���������Give me  some fish; I'm tired to death of other  things.���������New York Weekly.  Johnny���������Papa, what, is meant by a  "person ;of sanguine, temperament?"  Papa���������It means���������a���������it means a person  who, expects a good many things that  do  not  happen.���������Puck.  Dah's lots o' folks puts in dah time  (I hahdly, kin endure 'em) i  A-talkin' 'bout dah  troubles 'slid  J O hustlin' roun' ter cure 'em.  Ballinger���������It will be ' a sweltering  summer at the shore. How will you  manage to keep, cool? Manhattanj-I  shall limit my engagements to Boston  girls exclusively.���������Town Topics.  Osgood���������I guess Matthews intends to  run for office' this year. Wawmam���������  What makes you think so? Osgood ���������  He's removed the fence from around  his beautiful lawn.���������Cleveland Leader.  Hungry Higgins���������What do you think  of thishore eight-hour movement, anyway? Weary Watkins���������13f it means not  movin' moron once every eight,hours  I guess it's all right.���������Indianapolis  Journal.  Flowery.Fields���������Is dere any demand  for farm laborers between here an*  Squedunk? Farmer Jones���������Naw: I  reckon th' farmers hov hired all the'  help they need by this time. Flowery  Fields (shaking his partner)���������Wake up  Weary! We've struck de right road at  lost!���������Judge.  Not the I teal Article.  Auntie���������Do you like Uncle Henry to  ride you on his back?  Tommy���������Oh, right well, but I had a  ride on a real donkey yesterday!  Odd .Mil to <;yeil������t������.  The latest thing In the L*. S. Patent  Office Is an electric light and a crystjl  to be alternately, by night and day,  attached to the hee| of a bicyclist's  shoe, it Is principally Intended io  frighten dog?, which have a habit of  snapping  at   cyclists'   heels.  Th������ new Invention Is of the dlmplest  sort ' Imaginable, and Its flnshljc rays  blind the dogs when they come upon  the cyclists and send them yelping  away to leave the rider to pursue his  way  In   peace.  Ignaz Capelle Is the Inventor.  . Curlmin J>Ucriintni������tIon by IJglitnlnir.  Many severe thunder storms have  recsntly occurred In England, resulting  in a considerable loss of life. A slngu-  ikr Instance occurred last week In the  case of a barn which was struck In  which there were two cats besides a  woman engaged In milking a cow. The  A MyBtcry.  "It's very hard to understand the  workings of the human intellect," said  the father of the small boy.  "What is troubling you now?" asked  his  wife. '  "Ronald. He has failed to pass two  of his examination in arithmetic last  year.','  "Yes.    It was too bad."  "And yet when it comes to finding  the average of a baseball nine he isn't  anything less than a lightning calculator."���������Washington Star.  An Outnpoken J'olltlcliin.  "Perhaps you can guess my mission,"  said the reporter, after the statesman  had read the proffered card. "I have  called to ascertain what sort of money  you are In  favor of."  The statesman opened the door, looked out, closed the door again. locked  It, pulled down the windows and whispered In the ear of the waiting news-  Paper man, "campaign funds."���������Cincinnati  Knquircr.  NERVOUS DYSPEPSIA  ��������������� Svmptoms: Confusion of thought,  loss of memory, frontal headache,  pain in ' back part of the head  resembling pressure, pain in the eye  balls and around the eyes, sometimes pain in upper part' of the  neck or extending down the spine  between the shoulders', pain in  spine, back of -stomach or beneath  shoulder blades, palpitation of the  heart, neuralgia,cold feet' and hands,  pain in som- cases in or near the  heart, irritability of temper, great  nervousness, fidgets; over-sensitiveness, melancholy, tendency to  insanity, stomach cough, dizziness  especially on stooping over and  suddenly risirjg, appearance of dark  or bright spots before the eyes  -specially upon stooping, unnatural  drowsiuesss after meals, sleeplessness at night, languor in morning,  feeling best in afternoon or evening.  Nervou3 ' Dyspepsia is the real-  trouble with so many people who  imagine they have nervous prostration, and ascribe their trouble to  every form of nervous weakness  except the right one, which is the  stomach.  Thi3 is largely .due,to the fact  that in Nervous Dyspesia there is  no pain' in stomach and iu fact  there' is seldom much if any complaint about'the digestion,'; Therefore the stomach is the "last thing  thought of, and people go. on for  years taking nerve tonics, compound blood medicines, tonics and  sarsaparilla, when the best tonic in  the world, the only true blood purifier, is well digested food. All  nervously alllicted persous should-  remember that perfect digestion, is  the only foundation for perfect  health, . The food .we eat' makes all  the blood we., have, which in^turn  feeds every nerve, muscle aud  tissue in the body; ;��������� - ���������; -.-  . Many nervous dyspeptics are  thus surprised after regularly.using  SilMS liF IS    ���������  that when their digestion'becomes  better' their nerves do- also,! but  there-is no occasion for surprise, a a  sound digestion makes sound nfrves  and strong muscles and nature  recognizes no other j cure for '-"���������  nervous debility except that which  follows a good ' appetite and  wholesome food well digested.  Tonic3 and blood medicines  stimulate, we feel botter^for a time  after having used them, but all  such���������iinDatural_"stimulatibh~must  ever be followed by corresponding  depression. Nervous Dyspepsia  and Nervous Prostration are one  and the same disease, and they aro  curable in one and the same way  by tho systematic, regular use of  SIMPSON'S KIDNEY PILLS  after meals, whereby nature is "  assisted in thoroughly digesting  good food, thus creating an appetite for more.        '. J  In Nervous Dyspepsia and nervous weakness of every kind, the  way to cure it is to eat plenty  of ' wholesome food and take  SIMPSON'S - KIDNEY PILLS  as directed to digest . it and  nourish the system until the weak  stomach can do it without  assistance.  In Nervous Dyspepsia Simpson's  Pills should be taken after meals  and the beneficial effects will soon  be manifested in increased appetite,-  flesh and sound nerves. The- Pills  digest the food and increase the  flow of gastric juice . and act  beneficially upon the walls and  nerves of the stomach.  SIMPSON'S KIDNEY PILLS  still lead and the sale is steadily  increasing.  Have you used any yet?  If not it might be as well to use  a few.     Price 50c a box.  50c pep Box, 6f0P$2 50  Stopped thn ftow.  "What kind of cheese is this, waiter?" asked the late caller at the restaurant.  "It's sweltzer."  "What! you Impudent rascal! I ask  what kind of cheese it is and you  tell me 'It's, white, sir.' Why, I'll break  every bone In your���������" , ��������� |l  And a. prompt explanation from the  proprietor at this point was all that  prevented   a  fight.  Going- to Ejtrcmcj.  "Bunderson   has  the  worst  cose  of  'Anglophobia I ever heard of."  "How so?"  "Just because he heard It was against  lightning killed the three animals, but itbc  English, law,  he   married  his1 <le-  ..<-.      .     ,_J .,._  ;' .-    ..     _._^-~ ,F        T-.n*Wrtl*.    VawB ���������  CALGARY.  did not Injure the woman.  ceased wife's sister."���������Detroit News. J ft
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OVER GOVERNMENT
The Globe  on   the   Future   Provincial
Governments of the West.
The tendency is toward too much
Government, and it is a tendency
which can be counteracted only by
the occasional application of a remedy
approaching the heroic. Canada is
over governed. The man who looks
after and pavs for a Township Council,
a County Council, a Provincial Legis:
lature, with or without a Senatorial
appendage, and a Dominion Parliament, with its ponderous machinery,
has a considerable burden on mind
and pocket. It may not be opportune
to remove any ot these implements
of public administration, but there
should be little difficulty in extending
the area of Provincial jurisdiction,,
with a view to lessening the number of
the Legislatures.
The North West Territories, now
to a great extent under Dominion jurisdiction, will soon be more actively-
seeking Provincial autonomy. The
case should be met by the extension
of Manitoba's boundary westward. It
would be a great mistake to multiply
Provincial Legislatures in the North
West, and it will be much easier to
prevent that mistake now that the
Territories are under Federal control
than to rectify it once the prospective
Legislatures tire established. A move
in the right direction at the present,
time can save the expense and meddlesome interference inseparable from
over government. The creation of
Legislatures can be avoided by the
incorporation of new territory with
the Province of ' Manitoba. Such a
union will serve the public purposes
of the people in the Territories lar better than could the establishment of
new legislating bodies. Canadian
speakets and writers have pictured
the many Provinces to be developed in
the North West. But the prosperity
of a people "is not in proportion to
the number- of their Legislatures.
With two Provincial - Legislatures administering the tilTairs
of' Manitoba and the North West
there will be a healthy check to the
tendency toward Governmental
growth already noticeable in the
west. In the" Maritime Provinces
there is a mistake, to be remedied.
The public men of New Brunswick.
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward
Island may cling as. tenaciously to
their separate Legislatures as
American ' politicians do to the
electoral college. But it must be
evident to all impartial observers that
the public needs of those Provinces
can be as well or better served by one
Legislature than by three. Community ot interests and similarity of
pursuits are added to the advantage
of compactness, making a condition
most favourable to amalgamation.
The people now supporting three
Legislatures would support but one
after amalgamation, and no desirable
public service ��� would suffer for the
change. The best, way to effect these
changes is .to go to work and do it,
and now is always the best time for
reformatory work. "How will it
affect niVr^js a question whichpublic
men in the i-rovinces interested will
find hard to eliminate from a.consideration of these proposals. The
prophet of evil is as persistent in
private as in  public counsel.   Many a
many will fancy he sees in such a
change a relegation to private life,
and ��� his reasoi.-i for opposing
nmalgamaticn will multiply in
consequence. The timid should take
courage from the lesson of univeisnl
experience, that the disasters, personal
or public, foreboded from political
changes, rarely come to - pass.���
Toronto Globe.
to contest'lisgar
Mr.fGordon, of Gordon & Ironsides,  the
Pai ty's   Choice.
It is altogether likely that the constituency, of , Lisgar will be represented by ,-i Conservative before,
the expiration of the. coming session of
the Dominion Parliament. From the
evidence to hand there would seem to
be no doubt that Mr. R. L. Richardson,
the present member for Lisgar, will
surely be unseated.' Then comes the
question of choosing' a Conservative
candidate to contest the constituency.
Mr. Robert, Rodgers will not run, and
the general feeling is'that Mr.
Gordon, of the firm of Gordon & Ironsides, will be asked to allow his name
to be put in.nomination, and in view
of the fact that all parts of Lisgar
favour his candidature it is thought
likely he will consent. If he does, Mi'.
Gordon's popularity is in itself sufficient to place him at the head of the
polls. The Liberal party will probably
select a local man as their candidate,
so that ere long Mr. R. L. Richardson
will be. relegated to the obscurity from
which he emerged on the 23rd of last
June.���Nor'Wester.
A GOOD LAW
Argentine taxes bachelors. A law
has-been passed by the republic, by
which every unmarried male between
the ages of 30 and SO years falls under
the provisions of the law. He must
pay to the state a monthly tax, the
amount ot which is determined by circumstances over which he may or may
not have control. In particularly
heinous instances of single blessedness
the mulct is heavy. Ordinary misdemeanants in celibacy escape, more
easily. There are a few conditions
which may be pleaded in mitigation"
or complete abatement of damages.
Priests ��� are not taxed. The law is
aimed directly at men, bub both sexes
may be made to feel it. Of course, the
men are considered the chief offenders,
since in negotiations leading to matrimony they are supposed to take the
initiative.- Moreover, they have till
the money. But there are circumstances in which the women may be
considered partieeps criminis, accessories before or after .the fact. Thus,
the' maid or widow who, having received the tenderSf a heart and hand,
promises the suffelian t to be a sister
to him, must gwe to a competent
court a good and sufficient reason, or
else pay a fine of JJS500, South American silver. What is worse, the fine
money goes to the rejected suitor who
makes complaint.
A PHOTO-SURVEY
The Ottawa Government has awarded tho engraving and printing of Dominion notes, stamps, etc., to the
American Bank Note Company of
New York.
The New System in Use in Alberta���It
Has Attracted Wide Spread
Interest.
The following appears in the  Liter-
1 y Digest ot Dec. 20th:
"The application of photography to
surveying, which has been noticed
several times iu these columns, has
been making great strides of late, insomuch that the camera is now an in-
dispensible adjunct of the surveyor's
old instruments in more than one
country of the globe. Italy has its
Ordnance. Photographic Survey, while
in this country Lieut. H. A. Reid has
published a book on the'subject, and
our Canadian neighbours have put the
camera into use on a large scale. Says
The Engineering News of November
10th:
'Until a few years ago the land surveys of the Dominion Government
were.chicny confined to the prairies of
mauitoba and the North West Territories, where ��� the operations ,were
simple and topographical features
were scarce. But when these surveys
reached the rocky mountains the conditions changed; topography became
well marked, and the old system of
section lines became useless, if not impossible, in application. Gov. administrations demanded a fairly accurate
map and some means had to'be devised
for making this ma]) rapidly and at a
moderate cost. As the ordinary
methods of topographical surveying
were too slow and expensive, and as
rapid surveys hased upon triangulation
and sketches had ben tried and proved
ineffectual, photography was resorted
to.'
The work thus done is described in a
recent paper by John S. Dennis, of
Canada, from the News' abstract of
which we quote a few rjaragraphs as
follows:
'The method used is based upon the
fact that a photograph taken with a
suitable lens is a true perspective, in
which the focal lencth is the distance
line. By drawing the horizon and
principal lines all measurements usually taken on the ground can be obtained from the photograph. But there is
this difference, that while the ordinary surveying instruments and methods restrict the surveyor to a few constructions, photography affords a great
variety of processes by applying the
inverse laws of perspective	
Regular photographic surveys were
commenced in 1SSS, in the main range
of the Rocky Mountains, near the
Canadian Pacific Railway, . and 250
square miles were covered iu that year.
From that time from 375 to 500 square
miles .were thus surveyed each year
until the aggregate area covered, at
the end of 1302, was 2,025 square miles
'These surveys were all made by a
party consisting of the tonographer,
one assistant, a packer, and a labourer.
It has now been established that 500
square miles is about the limit of area
which a party travelling rapidly, can
cover in one season; though this area
is of course, affected by tho general
character of the ground"; boing'largest
in an open district with wide undulations. The topographer does nob need
more than a lew minutes at each
station to observe angles and expose
bis plates. As showing the general
advantages and the rapidity of the
work, the season ot 1S92   is  taken as
follows: The start was made on June
20th, the snow being too deep before
that date, andthe survey was stopped on October 17, when the snow
again became too deep 'lor travelling.
Of the 111 intervening days 48 were
lost through smoke, rain, and snowstorms; in the 03 actual working days
thus left, the equivalent of 500 square
miles of territory was surveyed, an
average of 8 square miles per working
day.'
M'\ Dennis states that the method
is very cheap, the cost of a survey
carried on in this way being only #7.42
per square mile, or 1.15 cents per acre
Mr. Dennis believes that this method
could he successfully and economically-
applied to surveys made in connection
with irrigation enterprises. The phot-
graph here reproduced is one ot several used by Mr. Dennis in his paper,
and il ustrates some of the intersections made for defining the boundaries
of Bow Lake, and for obtaining othei
topographical data at that place.
m
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THE LAY OF THE .PERMANENT
OFFICIAL
Oh, he comes up proud,
This god of the crowd.
This Cabinet Minister callow,
And he takes command
In a manner grand,
But his mind is a field that is fallow.
And I train.this man
On a perfect plan,
And his business he learns by snatches;
And we always hold
By this rule ot gold
That  I   write,   and he signs, the dispatches.
He wears the while
An Olympian smile,
And he sits like a god in the vapours;
And he sniffs the praise
That the people raise
And the House and the clubs and the
papers
;.But I know what it means, -
I'm behind the scenes,
I pierce through the veil of his glories;
For the work, I swear,
Has been till my share.
While this "alter" tulit honores.
'Tis a task of weight
To keep matters straight,
For his order curt and concise is,
And he likes to feel
His hand at the wheel .
When   there  looms in the distance a
And there comes a day
When he. has his way,
Arid I see and in silence deplore it,
(For 'tis etiquette
For me and my set,
If the man's a fool, to ignore it).    .   "
Yet if he should
Strike the attitude
Of the patriot Patriae Pater,
If he will do small harm, ";
, For there's still my arm
Behind���so  it does not much matter,
���Westminster Budget.
Mr. Henri Royal, son of ex-Governor
Royal, now editor of La-- Minerve, of
Montreal, will be a candidate for the
local legislature in the coming election
for S t. Boniface.
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H.H FETCHED HIM
lb is told of Von Amburgh, the
great lion tamer, that on one occasion,
while in a bar room, he was asked how
he gained his wonderful power over
animals.
"It is by keeping my eye steadily on
theirs. I'll give you an instance of
the power of my eye." Pointing to a
loutish fellow who was sitting near by,
he said: "You see thabiellow? He's
a regular clown. I'll make him come
across tho room to me, and T won'b
say a word to him." , ���
Sitting down 'he fixed his keen,
steady eye on the man. ��� Presently the
fellow straightened himself, got up,
and came .slowly across to the lion
tamer. When he was close enough he
drew back his arm and struck Von
Amburgh a tremendous blow under
the chin, knocking him clean over the
chair, with the remark: "You'll
stare at me like that again, won'b you?"
Prof. Glasmacher, of Ottawa
University, is dead.
The Regina Leader undertakes to
preach to the people of Manitoba on
political morality. The Regina Leader
is the sheet which, though bitterly
opposing the Conservative Goverraent
prior to the general elections, hired
itself for the campaign to support that
Government; and which, now that the
Liberals are in power, is once more
abusing the Conservatives in order to
secure Government pap. There are
certain things, which are nauseating,
even to the depraved; and the prostitute, turned prude is one of them.���
Nor'Wester.
NEWS NOTES.
The tariff commission has gone to
Guelph. "���-: ' ;
Election in South Brant will take
place Feb. 4th. "'
Distress from the famine in India is
rapidlyfincreasing.
Judge Debrissy of Nova Scotia, has
resigned, Mr. Forbes getting his place.
It is  said   that   order  came'  from,
Rome to the Bishops not to   condemn
LaPatrie.    ���   ' '   "   /���  '
Cub on "inf irrp< nts inpluirr!. Irotrcl
and burned Arroya Narango,Havana's
summer resort. \" "���
Sir Charles Tupper is announced as
the chairman   of a British, Columbia
mining company.
, C. P. R. traffic receipts for last week
were $320,000, $37,000 less than for the'-'
same week of last year. .- -     ���*
Cranstoun, who was deported from
Hawaii, has been awarded "81,000
damages from the steamship company.,'
There is great excitement in .' North:
ern Minnesota over discoveries of.goltU
veins, iron deposits and other ores in'
Port Arthur region. ' ���   '���
There is a row among Conservative,
Association members, Toronto, owing
to charges preferred by the ex-presi-
ilent, Newsome, who is .called on-to
prove them, or to retract and apologize.
"My Dream of Love is Ore." sang
one of the' ladies of the Columbia
Opera_Company at-Rat Portage last
weekr���"a'rid~ the audience, taking it
as a compliment to their district, rose
up and gave her tin ovation.
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nm I^euelstoltc Igeraitl  JOHNSON $.  PETTIPIECt;,  Publishers and Prorrictors.  LWAL AND  GENERAL   NEWS  An Interesting Budget of Local, Personal  and   General Items Round  and  About Revelstoke.  Court has been adjourned until the  Sth of March.  Mrs. R. Tapping is spending a mouth  holidays with relatives  at Banff.  G. E. Grogan, of Tnrc Hekat.d staff,  will arrive here on Wednesday next.  "Wood is now beingdelivered in town  at from ������3.00 to $3.50 per cord, according to quality..  It is not necessary to pull down your  competitor's business in order to build  up your own.  R. Tapping's new opera hall is almost completed, and will be ready for  use in a few weeks.  A new drug store is shortly to be  opened in town, by Mr. Abee. Particulars next issue.  * That Okanagan Flour is splendid  for' pastry, as well as for bread. Enquire of .Sibbald & Pease.  Mr. Frank Barnet has just completed  a neat frame residence next to T.  Bain's present dwelling house.  W. J. Brotherton, of Regina, who is  on a month's visit to the Kootenay,  spent a few days in town last week.  Mr. H. A. Brown, proprietor of the  Union hotel, has been laid up for the  past week with neuralgia. '  D. Robinson's saw mill is running  steadily all the time, but cannot-begin  to suppiy the local demand for lumber.  * Sibbald & Pease have a'few, real  l-.ire overcoats left which they are. selling at less than one-half their original  price.   ���������      ��������� ' '  "Have you a mine in the Big Bend  or Trout Lake country?" If so, let us  hear from you. If not, secure one at  unce. c, .  The frame work is about finished on  "'. Bain's now house. It will be ready  ior occupation as soon as lathed and  plastered.  The carpenter-work on Holy Trinitv  church has been completed, and greatly improves its appearance, both inside  and out'.  R. S. Wilson, merchant tailor." is  having his new shop on Railway St.  sided up. Messrs. Longheecl and McGregor are doing the work.  If the increase of .teams, and horses  in Revelstoke goes for anything, there  should be a good opening for a harness  shop here next summer.  The finishing touches are just being  nut on the new Methodist parsonage,  and Rev. Mr. Wood and family will  move into it as soon the work is completed.  W. Fleming has enlarged his stable  and added two more teams to his draying and general delivery business. lie  expects to build a larger stable in the  spring.  A. N. Smith, baker and confectionery, who built a beautiful residence  here this season, intends completing  his stable and fencing in his property  at early spring.  It would be to the pleasure of Tiik  Herald if the secretaries of the various  ���������societi-'-s,-etC'..-would���������iul'orin-us of-nny.  public information in connection  with  their meetings.  Several laborers from the prairie  struck town last week, and most of  them have secured work of some kind.  Men with capital or some knowledge  of mining is what this district needs.  Messrs. "Sibbald it Pease, general  merchants, are building an addition  to their present warehouse, and filling  it with hav and oats, two carloads of  which they have just received. -  Good progress is being made by The  Cowan, lluiten, Downs Co.. of Rcvel-  "^stoka.-jDn.the new brewery. The frame  work is np"~and ready for the roof.  A complete write-up of this immense  establishment will appear later on.  Owing to the great .amount of work  in connection with the publication of  the first i<������ne of a newspaper, we bring  out Saturday's issue today. Our next  issue will appear on Saturday next:  but after that date Thk IiKIIaid will  appear on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Tin: Heuald will be delivered free  every ev-ning of issue to subscribers  in town, thus placing our telegraphic  matter before the people a couph; of  hours after we receive it from the  trlrgr.aph ofllcu.  Mr. V. iMcCarly made a business trip I  l.o Shuswap on Friday, returning yesterday.--  N. P. Snowden and wife passed  through town on Thursday morning's  express, on their way to England.  Mr. II. .1. Bourne, who was conllneil  to his house through illness, for the  past few'days, is around again.  Mr. C Edwards, proprietor of the  "Victoria" took a trip throughout thu  Lower Kootenay la'-t week, visiting  Rosslaml and other points.  Rev..).S.Thompson, of Vernon, B.C.,  arrived here on Wednesday, to assist  Rev. .1. A. Wood in the special revival  ���������services in the Methodibtchurch.  W. M. Brown, of the Columbia hotel  went down to his summer resort,  known as the St. Leon Hot Springs,  last Monday and returned on Friday.  The value of the mineral output of  Montana for this year is as follows :  Copper. $22,400,000; silver, $10,725,U00;  gold,, $4,000,000; lead, $075,000; total,  $3S,300.000.  J. McMahon, blacksmith, is busy  making prospector's picks, for use in  tho early ypring. Mr. McMahon has  also a turning lathe and is getting out  some fine wood work.  The various hotels in town, of which  there are seven, are increasing their  accommodation for new arrivals, and  preparing for the immense flow of  people into this section of West  Kootenay this spring.  Milk is delivered in Revelstoke at 10  cents per quart; butter retails at 20c.  to 30c. per lb.; eggs. 30c. per dozen;  potatoes and vegetables, $30 per ton;  outs, $30 per ton; hay, timothy. $25  pur ton; hay, prairie. $18 per ton; best  flour retails at $3.00 per cwt.  Mrs. Barbara Clark, of the firm of  Brown & Clark, who has been seriously ill for some time, was out for a  short drive on Thursday last for the  first time in several weeks. Although  convalescent Mrs. Chirk is by no means  in good health. Wo wish her a t>peedy  recovery.  Peterson's opera hall has been thoroughly renovated throughout. New  scenery and wings have been put in,  the work of Alex. Gainer, to whom  it is a "great credit. This hall is now  one of the best in West Kootenay.  II. A. Porley, of the C. P. R. .hotel,  Gint-icr, registered at the Victoria on  Wednesday last. He returned to the  Glacier on Thursday morning's express. Mr. Perley is very favorably  impressed with the beautiful location  of Revelstoke. and predicts a very  bright, and prosperous future for  it.  The weather for the past six weeks  has been almost a continuous spell of  soft, clear and calin days. On Saturday iL turned a liLtle colder, but up to  the. present time the, rink owners,,  Messrs. Cowan & Horn, have been  unable ��������� to secure any ice for skating  purposes.  Judging from the fact that n yard-  engine is kept busy here, 21 hours a  day and seven days a week, shunting  anil makiug-up trains, tho importance  of Revelstoke as a distributing point,  for the entire Kootenay country, is  readily understood. KovoU-tnku has  made great strides, commercially and  otherwise, during the past season.  A regular meeting of the Loyal  Orange lodge. No. IujS. was held in  the Oddfellow's hall on Wednesday  evening last. Considerable new business was transacted. A special invitation is extended to the Brethern to  attend the next meeting, on-1lie 27th  iust.. when new officers will be installed for the ensuing year. The  annual 12th of July celrbfation is to  be held in Revelstoke this year, the  Salmon-Arm���������.and���������Kamlnops-Jodges-  joiuiug the home lodge.  The new C. P. R. restaurant at the  station is probably one of the best  equipped along the line.' The station,  all-round, is a credit, to RevcMok-c.  But the present freight shed here is  quite inadequate for the business  which is being done, this being the  distributing point for all freight  hound for either North or South  Kootenay. We tiust the proper  authorities will look into this matter,  and no doubt a handsome freight shed  will predominate in Revelstoke ere. six  months has passed.  F. McCarty. wholesale 'and -retail  butcher, is completing the interior  work-on his large building on Railway  St. The cold storage rooms wilMa-  reudy for use in the course of a few  days" The western portion of the  building is being fitted up. we are told,  for tlie reception of the Bank of Br'tish  Columbia, which will shortly be c-tali-  lished in Revelstoke. Mr. McCarty  iias just added an improved sausage  machine to his already extensive business and considerably renovated his  private office and butcher shop. Mr.  McCarty is about to make other improvements upon his property, a  report of which will appear shortly.  A. F. Lundell. a miner from the  Big Bend, is building a commodious  re-sidi-nce for icntal purposes, between  Mr. Sinythe's dwelling mid Sibbald &  Pease's "store. A tenant has already  been secured. House building is a  good investment in Revelstoke.  Alex, McGregor, C.P. R. bridge foreman, was in town Friday. Mr.McGregor  has obtained a three months leave of  ���������absence, and is going to his home in  Scotland, after an absence of lii years.  ���������I. Fraser will take his position in th������  meantime. Tins Hhualij wishes Mr.  McGregor a joyful visit and a safe  journey over the pond.  The waterworks system, which was  put in here in November last, seems to  be. proving a success, nearly every  householder and business man having  put in a "tap." The system will be  extended to the station in the spring  we are informed. With such fire appliances as Revelstoke now can boast  of th? fire insurance rates should be  lowered somewhat.  It is estimated by those who should  know, that the export ore shipments  s������utb during the pastseason amounted  in value to "about $5,500,000, and the.  importations amounted to a round  million dollars. Here is a trade of  over five, millions a year lost to Canada because of her slackness in not, providing the necessary menus of transportation aud communication.  Mr. Scott Wellman, a mining expert, who was sent out by a syndicate  ot Toronto capitalists to prospect  through the mining regions of West  Kootenay, passed through Revelstoke  lost, week for Vancouver. Mr. Well-  man assured a HiiliALlJ reporter that  he would not return to Toronto to report before he had thoroughly investigated the Lardeau, Big Bend, llle-  eillesvaet and other mining camps  near here.  The following officers of Revelstoke  Lodge No. 25, I.O.O.F., were installed  Thursday evening last by D. D. G. M..  W. 3. Lee of this lodge:"Fred. Meslev,  P. G.; Albert Stone. N.G.; W. Silica nt, V. G.; .1. Sbaw.'R. S. N. G.; R.  Watmore, L. S. N. G.: 11. lloyland. R.  S. V. G.; W. J. Lee, L. S. V. G.:' T.  Edwards, R. S. S.; L. Wilkinson'. L. S.  S.; J. I. Woodrow, Treas.; T. Graham,  Sec; C. F. landmark. Chap.; E. O.  Lewis, I, G.; J. Skinner, O. G-.  A masquerade ball is to be held in  Bourne's hall on Friday the 29th inst.,  under the skilfnll management of -Mr.  Robt. Gordon. The assembly last  Friday evening.was, very - successful, some twenty-five couples being  present-. Under Mr. Gordon's instruction the "boys" are getting it down  to a science. The music furnished  by the orchestra is good, and before  spring Mr. Gordon will have a largo  number iu his class for instruction.  The chief aim of Thk Hekalt) will  be to make known tu the world  the present- and future prospects  of Revelstoke and its surrounding districts, and with this end in view, we  will print and circulate 500 copies each  issue���������1000 copies weekly. It is the  intention of the proprietors to have  This IIkiiald reach the reading public  in the east, west, north and south,  and by this means give investors and  home" seekers .a thorough knowledge  of the rich country surrounding Revelstoke. Reliable correspondents will be  engaged in all the tributary mining  points, whose duty it, will he to look  after [all news matter pertaining ,to  their different localities. Merchants  or business men desiring :nfoi mation  in regard to our circulation will be  accommodated upon a visit to this  office.  *4' Mi JM^-II-E^-U  t&a  LLS  ���������  POST   OPPIOB   STORE.  G-ents' Furnishings, Stationery,  Patent Medicines, Tobacco,        y  Small Sundries, Etc.. Etc.  RBTELSTOKE,  33. O. '  '  -Wholesale Dealers in-  Ales,   Wines, Spirits and Cigars.  Agents for J. W. Karn Co's Pianos, and tlie Gold Bicycles Go's Celebrated Bicycles. ;.   ,'"���������  E/E"VBLSTOEB,  -     IB. O-  W. B. McKECHNIE,  <M. D., M. D. C. Jtf.)    '  PHYSICIAN and SURGEON,  Oki-'ICe in It, Snmson's house (vuixt Presbv-  toritui church.) Calls by telephone or ulegraph  Promptly attended to. Oltice liouis: 0:30 to  11 a. in.. 1:30 to 1 and 7 to 8 p. in.  IiEVETCSTOICE, = B.     C.  Columbia-House' .  There is no  For Good  About it !  Bread, Cakes  Confectionery, Etc., Etc.  THE REVELSTOKE' BAKERY  IS THE PLACE TO BUY.  A. N. SMITH"  Baker and Confectioner.  Revelstoke Station, B.C.  ARE YOU GOING  70 BUILD THIS SEASON ?  BIRTHS.  B.yr>"KT��������� A'. Rfvelsioke, on   January  ���������==14Ui^tbe_wifi^QfJLmnk_Bjirjieis_of  a daughter.  C. E.SHAW  Mining:, Real Estateand Insurance Agent  General Agsnt Ferguson Townsite.  REVELSTOKE,  B. C.  Any One  Requiring Wood  Can Buy it Cheaper from ���������-mtmrwr*.  W. FLEMING  Than you can afford to steal it,  and take the chances of being  caught.  Draying a Specialty  At Lowest Prices.  If so you should consult 11. A. FUTTZ,  Practical  Builder,  and  have a  talk  over what it is going to cost you.  Estimates Furnished FrecTtt  All repairing and now work promptly attended tc, and the very best  workmanship  guaranteed.  A supply of Hard Woods kept, in stock  Also other odds and ends which  are useful in our line of  business.  L. A. Fritz,  Revelstoke Station.  ���������    x  Wholesale  and Retail  BUTCHER  DEALEK IN  Milk Cows, Saddle, Pack, Driving and Draught Horses.  Revelstoke Station,       ���������   ���������       B. C,  Eates :  S1.00 Pek Day.  THE   LAKGEST HOTEL IN TOWN".  CENTRALLY.   LOCATED.-   ... . " ,'  BEST ACCOMMODATION.."., / ;, ' .  ST. LEON- HOT SPRINGS, on Upper  Arrow'Lake, run in connection! ;  Choice Wines, Liquors and r!pn      _   ������������������hiiihi  brown & Clarke, REVELSTOKE;  IliIiECILIiBWAET, OB^ C " ''" "  This  Hotel  has just  been  renovated  throughout, and is now       .--\,  First-Class in every respect.    Good accommodation.    Best Wines'j  Liquors and Cigars at the bar.  .  PETERSON & LAPP AN. Props.  IN REVELSTOKE  IS THE  <C  VICTORIA  O-   :E:DW.A.:R,:DS,  PROPHIETOE/.  SLEEP AND SLUMBER  While buinK shaved at  ^     JOE JOE'S SHAV1NQ PARLOR  Hair Tonics of all kind? on hand. Soatoamlng  unil Shampooing a specialty. All branches of  the tonsorial art executed with ambidextrous  dcxtorlty.   Ilath rooms in connection.  TOBACCOS, CIGARS,  and CIGARETTES.  FRUITS    AND    CONFECTIONERY  J.Morgan, Main St., Revelstoke.  One door cast Columbia Hotel.  R. S. Wilson.  o  The Leading  Merchant Tailor.  First Class Material,  Good Workmen.  Mail Orders a Specialty.  Railway St., Revelstoke Station, B.C.  ���������������?*  <?������>  3\  m- 14-li. Mile  s^.\ 'mX    t<!S<K\    r/d !~tJ   '"iSS-X    S8     HI  ������  SPECIALTIES  OF  RAM - LAL'S  TH  Selling- off Remnants of Prints and Dress  Goods at Cost.  Full line of Miner's Supplies carried  Trout Lake City.  * /  &v  <  ���������"'I

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