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Revelstoke Herald 1897-02-03

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 ':')     -,     '       '      '  Published in the Interests of Revelstoke, Lardeau, Big Bend, Trout Lake, lllecillewaet, Albert Canyon and Jordan Pass Districts.  b  -issttieid an"Vv^ioE-J^--vv'EE_s ��������� -Vv"_5:iD_>r_i:sr)JfV"5rs  a.2>t:d  s^vz?TJ_=__D__.-_rs-  Vol.  I.    No.  5.  REVELSTOKE, B.C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY.. S, 1S97.  $2,00 a Year in Advance.  Qhas.r. carlyon,  BARRISTER-AT-LAW,  SOLICITOR,  AMD NOTARY PUBLIC.  ������irOFKIC3 :  Mail building, Ilcvelstoko, B.C.  T. L. HAIG . .  r_roi\A.:R.'5r zfttzbXiIC!.  MINING, REAL ESTATE,  and General Commission Agent.  Fire and Life Insurance.  Representative t flhe Kootenay  Smelling and. Trading Syndicate.  Agent for Revelstoke, Trout  Lake and other Townsites.  Back of  My Proini  scs  i9 the cortninity ot fulfillment, ot eneh and'every  ono ot them.  "When you leave your Watch with me for  ri'p ii-sitissrfllcient Riiarnnice that you will  have an aecuraie and reliable timepiece.  Did it ever occur to you that more watches  are ruined by incompetent workmen than  actual w a-! Wo have cttinod I ho rnputation  for milts a ouufl /or best work and lowest  piices." A trial will convince you.  S. F. W. GAINER . . 4  High Grado Watch Specialist.  Tp  BLACKSniTHIlva and   JOBBING,  PL'jniiING and PlPE:FITriNa,  .  TJNSniTHINa.'an'd. SHEET, IRON  WORK, ���������"'"������������������     .  MACHINERY REPAIRED.  Mining Work a  Specialty.  Robt. Gordon,   -   Revelstoke Sta.  JOE JOE'S  SHAVING "PARLOR  Hair TonicaoC nil kinds on hand. Snaf<*nmin8  and Shampooing a specially. All branches of  ti-c tonsoiial nrr executed-with-ambidextrous'  dexterity.   Hath rooms in connectijn.  TOBACCOS, CIGAKS,  .      and CIGAKKTTES.  FRUITS   AND    CONFECTIONERY  J. Morgan, Main St., Revelstoke.  Ono door east Columbia Hotel.  C. E._SHAW  Mining, Real Estate and Insurance Agent.  General Agent Ferguson Townsit'e".  REVELSTOKE.  B. C.  ROBT.  SAMSON  DEALER IX o  C'_Tib> AND STOVE WOOD  at lowept prices.  Draving of  all kinds promptly  attended io.   l*i ices right.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Canadian  Pacific Ry.  SOO PACIFIC LINE.  The Cheapest. Quickest and Best  route to  TORONTO,        NEW YOKK,  MONTREAL.    BOSTON]  HALIFAX.  PHILADELPHIA  and all Eastern and European points.  Tourist Cars leave Revelstoke daily  for St. Piuil; for Toronto every Monday, anil for Montreal and Boston  every Thursday. ������   <  Empress of  India',-  .Empress of Japan,  anil Empress of China.  sidling ever four week for  China anil Japan.  <,  hi  Warrimoo, and Miowora  sa'ling monthly-, for Honolulu, Suva,  and all Australian and New Zealand porta. /'/  For full particulars apply to ncaroat C. P. R.  Hgo^orlo j. T. BREWSTER,  ^>\ ���������  Acont. Kevelatoke.  |f:n. McL. Brown, . ������  jy   Oh', riot Tv..ii-;iu;er Agant, Va.ncouver,B- C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Groceries  Dry Goods  Stoies at  Revelstoke, Burton  City, New Denver and  .Nakusp, B. G.  For 30 Days Only,  All Our Large  Stock of Teas  Will be Sold  ATe-V  Hutchison & ffcGregor's.  BIRTHS.  Smith���������-At Revelstoke.on Wednesday.  February 3rd, the wife of Mr. J. L.  Smith. .Chief of the C.P.R. Commercial Telegraph, of a daughter.  Nbwsux-At Arrowhead, on Tuesday  February 2nd, the wife of George T.  Newman, of a daughter.  BOARD   OF TRADE.  The Standing- Committees for the Year.  ���������Report   of  Council   Meeting  and a  Special Meeting on Monday.  The following are the Board of Trade  standing committees for the year:  Public Works: Jl. A. Brown. Win.  Brown, John Ahrahamsou and Dr. W.  B. McKechnie.  Finance Committee : Messrs. Chapman. Carlyon and Haig.  Mining and Manufactures : F. B.  Wells. F. W. Lang nml H. A. Brown.  Transportation and Freight: John  D. Sibbald. 11. N. Coursier, and Mr.  Chapman.   |;  At the weekly council meeting luJM  last Thursday, the subject of lh" r'.ver  bank improvement was lirouaht, up  and a strong motion urging imnu'diiite  action on tlie part of the government  whs put and carried. A lesohu'ori  was also passed reques'.inir the iroverri-  tnetit to make arrangements whei-cby  the $2,000 appropriation for imp:o\ ing  the Columbia, north of Revc-Koke.  can be made available ,-it once, uigin_  that if the work is stalled now whii-  the river is frozen much better re*ui' ^  will be obtained Hum if it is delayed  until the rising of the liver.  The question of incorporating Uptown was discussed and committees  appointed to look into the subject.  Two new members were proposed.  A special meeting was he'd on Monday afternoon to receive Mr. A.��������� R.  Barrow. A.M.I.C.E., who thinks "of  installing a ..machine shop in Rev:-1-  stoke; further clc-tailsipf Mr. Burrow's  scheme will appear in .'i future issue.  * Tin-: will be kept for sale  at Chas. .). A man's bookstore. or'F. B.  Wells' gents' furnishings store���������post  oflice. -  The next issue of The Herald will  contain a report of an interview with  Mr. JVM. Kellie. M. P. P.. and a description of Lardeau mining district  derived from thoroughly competent  ami reliable sources.  AMONG THE LARDEAU  LEADS.  ACTIVE MINING WORK IN   PROGRESS ALL OVER THE DISTRICT.  Shipments of Ore From the Great  Northern���������The Broadview has Ore  Ready to Ship���������The Sunshine and  Towser Strike the Silver Cup Lead-  Other Items of Interest From This  Busy Mining Region���������Notes From  Thomson's Landing, lllecillewaet, and  Donald.  From Our Own Correspondent.  Craig Ss Hillman are now delivering  about 8 tons daily at Thomson's Landing from the Great Northern mine.  This mine, under the able management of Mr. Hugh McPherson,' is  showing up wonderfully well. A cross  cut driven 80 feet intersects a vein of  ore over -1 feet wide. East anil west  drifts have been extended on lead 120  and S3 feet respectively. Two stopes  are being carried up each with a A fool  vein of ore. A main tunnel intersects  the vein at about 110 feet exposing 2  feet of clean ore. 00 ft. vertical above  No. 1 tunnel a crosscut again intersects  the lead with a line showing in sight.  Across cut is also being driven at a  point about 100 feet south of No. 1  tunnel to intersect the foot wall and  as the drive is now in vein "matter the  solid vein will soon be exposed. ' The  most recent assay taken.��������� by McPherson gave 430 oz. silver per ton, $31.  gold and 22% copper. The ��������� Great  Northern was always considered a  bonanza, but expectations have been  more than, realized by late developments, and if the shipping facilities  were as they should be, could easily  produce 20 tons daily.  The Broadview, on the same lead,  1500 feet distant, owned by The Lilloo-  et, Fraser River & Cariboo Gold Field,  Limited, is working a large force "of  men: The'shiift is nciiv" dowri''120 feet1  on orejiody and.-it'y about 50 ft. from  the surface a level is being extended  on the lead. A cross cut is now in  aboutTTo ft. and will be- continued to  tap the shaft, and at a point about 400  feet vertical from the shaft a main  tunnel is about to be started to cut the  vein a't that depth, antl will .assure  druiti.'i'ge and ah easy development of  the mine. From 500 to 700 tons,are  ready for shipment.  ThVSilvcr'Cup'cross cut���������to-lap-thc-  vein at depth is now in  about   ISO   ft.  A carload of 18 totisshipped to'Tacoina  a   short   time   since, from this  mine,'  netted the owners about $5000.00.  The Sunshine, on the same lead,'has  IS" s61id ore'in sightMn Ike cross cut.  Campbell As Johnson,of the Bullshot.'  are just coming into their ore on the  cross cut. They are in town recruiting for a short time. This mine is  sure lo become one of the big bonanzas  of Kootenay before long.  Several claims in the Gainer Creek  locality have changed hands recently  to Vancouver people.  The Brooklyn group on Canyon  Creek near the foot of Trout Lake is  reported as having been   bonded  to a  Brandon company.  Old-Timek.  From Another of Our Correspondents.  Messrs. Craig & Hillman have got  into Thomson's Landing with the first  car load of Great Northern oie, and  they expect to tiring in about six more  during next month. They are now  stuping from the streak of rich ore  which has widened'out to 24 inches.  As this lead is very large, from 30 to  00 feet in places, a large amount of  rich ore mixed with gangue has to be  piled on the dump till a concentrator  is erected in the neighborhood ; but as  there is shipping ore in every tunnel  a large amount can be shipped without  a concentrator.  The Horne-Payne Co. own and are  working a group of three claims adjoining the Great Northern commonly  called the Broadview mine, A number  of residents of Trout Lake visited the  works yesterday. They report the  shrift 110 feet deep and- that they  struck at the bottom of a lead of rich  grey copper, ore 20 im-hes wide. The  shaft is in on ore all the way, but hot  of so high a grade ns that struck at  the 110 ft. level. 5S ft. fi-om the surface another level is win across the  lead (JO ft. in ore, the greater part of  the distance. .-It is now a certainty  that this mine has the same rich ore  as the Great Northern. It is reported  that the Broadview will commence to  ship ore in a few weeks. ������.  ���������Have had definite information with  regard to the strike on the Sunshine  and Towser. The ore is 2 ft. wide,and  the same' grade as the Silver Cup.  These claims are  on   the  Silver  Cup  load and no doubt will be heavy shippers in the near future.  Work on the tunnel which is being  run to tap the Silver Cup lead is progressing as rapidly as possible. They  arc working three shifts, and as soon  as the tunnel reaches the lead they  will again commence shipping. Capitalists, should keep their eyes on Trout  Lake for development work on the  various claims that are working is  proving very satisfactory and the gold  silver and cupper ore from this district will materially swell the output  of West. Kootenay this year.  A New York Company have secured  an option on the Barlshot group of  six claims, and the Mollv Mack, for  $10,000.00. The Badshob group is  developed, ready to ship ore of an  exceptionally high grade and are  considered one of "the best high grade  inides in Kootenay.  The Wide West group of claims' .on  Fish Creek have ��������� been bonded by  Eastern capitalists for $10,000. They  are getting ready to work this propeity  as soon as the seasi-n _ will niermit.  This mine from the hist assay gave20%  copper.  The VNeltirt L" and the "Maybe,"  two ofthe best claims in the Pool  group.,and only about 15 miles from  Thomson's Landing has been bonded  by Eastern capitalists for $20,000, the  first" payment to be made in a few  weeks. These claims are to be stocked  as a gold mine, as they have assayed  as high as $40. in gold and 20% copper.  -Messrs. Craig & Ilillinaii deserve  credit for the energy they have> displayed in opening roads this winter.  They opened six miles of rawhide'Irail  besides shovelling out and repairing  the wagon road between Trout Lake  and Thomson's Landing. The road to  the deep water from Thomson's is in  wretched condition and Messrs. Ciaig  & Hillman have three men on putting  it in repair.      ,  The appropriation for these districts  should be spent where . committees of  those who own and are, working bona  fide mines desire. If this is clone the  money will be spent where the traffic  is likely to be the heaviest, and do the  most good, instead of on roads and  trails that lie unusedfrom vear to vear.  Frcm Another of Our Own Correspondents.  .���������Mr. James Dixon has bonded five  claims for Vanc-oiivei capitalists in  Trout Lake district, making cash pay-  monts'on'.each' claim'. We1 have -no  further-particulars with regard to this  deal to haiid.  ".Mr. R. F. Gibbs has bonded seven  claims oh the Wagner lead on behalf  of a Toronto company. He yesterday  bonded the Black Bear group, of three  claims on Fish Creek, .from B. F.  Reamy and T. V. Downing for $20,000,  and two claims in the vic-.inilv of the  Great Northern, in Trout Lake district  from" the- same parties, for $15,000,  paying 5%- down and 10% iu six mouths  and the balance in three equal installments, three months apart.  ^^riie.greateiLpaiit_c)f_tbe_Jiest__lai.ms_  in Trout Lake and Lardeau districts  are now in the hands of capitalists and  oirtbis account we may expect' to see  development work carried on with  vigor, and both camps booming next  summer.  -Messrs. Craig fc Hillman -ire now  busy bringing down the second car  load of.G'-eat Northern ore."  Mr. .T. Tobin is preparing to build a  residence at Thomson's Landing, and  bring in his family from .Washington.  Craig cv, Hillman intend lo haul the  the Great Northern ore from Thomson's to Ariowbead. Mr. Ed. Hillman  leaves tomorrow to see if the ice is  strong enough for that purpose.  Marry L-.tngrull had a narrow escape  this evening.' lie and M. Beaton were  bringing a load of hay from his place  to Thomson's; Harry had the lines'at  the Big hill and Beaton was trying to  Cut on the rough lock: one of the  reasfc straps bioke, the tongue of the  sleigh dropped;.=Taii���������under a log and  threw Harry/MT. He fortunately grabbed a bushlf v.'hich saved hint from  tumbling into line canyon. There was  but little '.damage done, and they  will return tomorrow to bring the  sleigh and hay back on the road.  Fred Johnson and Fred Campbell  arrived at Thomson's tonight lo hunt  up f heir partner,' Billy Johnson.  Jan. 30, 1S97.  -  DONALD.  Prospecting up the House Pass���������  Amateur Theatricals in Aid of the  C.P.R. Hospital-The Bald Mountain  Lead.  From Our Own Correspondent.  Mr. John Barr, who has been up in  the House Pass looking for timber, returned on Friday ^last reporting four  fine limits marked out up there. He  also got on to a lead, the existence of  which from the quantities of float  founcVin the valley was known as finback as 1������80 by the ' parties surveying  location lines for the CIP.R. An assay  lnade.of this ore went $4.00 to the ton  in gold and $1S.50 in silver and copper.  The ladies''of the English church are  getting up a bazaar, which will take  place in March.  A show in aid of the hospital will be  given here next Friday. Mr.. T. 11.  Dunne, who is managing ihe entertainment, ha3 selected the' i5himney  Corner, a two act drama, for"?fepresen-  tation and your correspondent, who  has been favored with a view of a rehearsal, can vouch for the excellence  of the performance. Mr. and Mrs.  Dunne, Miss Dunne, Messrs. Pat more,  Rut.tan and Williams are taking part  in the play, which will be followed by  a fancy drill, in which all the beauty  of Donald will be represented.  The tunnel at the Bald Mountain  Mine is iu 00 feet but the; management,  have reduced lhe working party to  two for the present.  Madainn Albani and party passed  through'here on Friday's train after  giving two most successful performances in Calgary on Tuesday and  Thursday nights.  ���������    THOMSON'S LANDING.  A Big Deal on ^Over   the  Black   Bear  'Group���������Very Little  Snow but a Middling Good Crop of Ice.  From Our Own Correspondent.  An eastern syndicate is negotiating  Cor the purchase of lhe Black Bear  group of 3 claims on Fish Creek for  the sum of $30,000,00. It is expected  that the deal will be closed as soon as  they can got an expert up to inspect  the claims.  It is learned here from a reliable  source that, Mr. Porter, who represents  the Spokane, people who purchased tho  Wagner group, is making preparations  to come in and work this group vigorous during the coming summer. Mr.  Porter worked this lead last summer  and it showed up to be a fine strong  lead with a large body of clean shipping ore.  The snowfall so far has been very  light here, and Campbell and Beaton's  pack'train pastured in the meadow  till last Tuesday.  Mr. T. W. Grahame has built an ice  house and intends to put up ice, so we  will have our lemonade cool in the  shade at the Prospector's Exchange  next, summer.  Mr. McGee's sawmill on the'arm. has  been running, full time till the last  few clays. "He,has been turning out a  verv fine quality of lumber which  finds ready sale. "No doubt this mill  will do a next'summer.  Another car load of ore has -arrived  at .Thomson's Landing. Though we  are moving slowly, _ we are moving  surely.  A number of our bachelors here are  going round with a sort of a woe-he-  gone expression on their countenances,''  some have hinted that a good looking  miner fi-om another ' district' ,is,. the  cause, but I don't think so.  -     ILLECILLEWAET.    ,  An Interesting Budget of News  From  the .Rising Mining Camp .up the Line:  Frrni Our Own Correspondent.  AValter-Scott, J. P., is improving  slowly. It is some time since we have  seen h'un on the street.  Sandy McRae's wild cats are still  flourishing.  Messrs:-S^ nn'rl���������F���������Anderson���������have  begun to develop their claims, 3 miles  west of here. ���������;  Mr. and Mis. Thos. Marshall and  Nellie are gone to Kamloops for a  .visit.'. ,  .The upper span of the cable of the  Lanark tramway is stretched and being used in taking up machinery,'  Alex McGregor, bridge foreman is  away on a visit to "Auld Scotia" after  14 years absence.  .We have in our town a travelling  dry goods store in a trunk. In fact  quite oflen we have them. Ts it fair  to patroniz_o_ these men and let our  local merchants wait on us, wliile our  cash goes' lo the outsiders? Let tho  buyers answer. '  Honor roll', for public school,���������Department: ' Fred Berger, 100; Jessie  Sl.ewarf. 100: Mandv Peterson, 00;  Nellie Marshall, OS: Sandy McRae. 93;  Agnes Blackburg. 03; Jennie Stewart,  1)1; Breta Peterson, 00; Frank Peterson, SS. Work: Breta Peterson, 84;  Nellie Marshall, 7S; Frank Berger, 70;  Jonnie Stewart, 72; George Berger, 05;  Azice Berger, 02.  CORRESPONDENCE.  To the Editor op The Hkkald :  Tn reply to an article that appeared  lately in the Bevelstoi:e Heii.vld,  under the heading of "Revelstoke in  Ash'js," we surely should consider the  fire in the Victoria hotel a timely  warning. Now let lis turn our thoughts  into deeds; let us fall into line  and proceed to take some steps to  protect our frame structures from  flames. As tho old saving is, "an  ounce of prevention is better than a  pound ot cure." Three vears ago i  talked up fire protection in Revelstoke  iu the form of a hook and ladder brigade,���������which I have known to have  saved several buildings from lire.���������wo  will say about 0 hooks and 0 ladders  and 12"rubber buckets and a good loud  alarm, in a public place. One department in the lower town and one in the  tipper town would likely be useful in  the near future. At the station it  could ;jbe handled better than a lire  engine. I have a good reason to bo-  lieve that the officials of the C.P.R.  would assist a fire brigade in the upper  town. Could we not insure at a lower  percentage? Now let us be alive to  our interests, protect our families and  homes ere the robins nest again and  the shingles get dry.  An interested citizen,  Robert Tapping.  BREAD RiOTS IN MADRID.  HONORS   TO   THE ARCTIC   EXPLORER, DR. NANSEN, IN THE  OLD   COUNTRY.  The Arbitration Treaty Before the  Commons ���������State Aid to Voluntary  Schools���������The French Government  Enters Another Protest on the Don-  gola Expedition.  (Special to tug Hkuald.)  London, Feb. 3.���������Dr. Nansen, tho  Arctic explorer, and his wife arrived in  London today, and a dinner and reception will be given in honor of the  Norwegian explorer tonight. It is  understood that Cambridge University will confer the honorary degree '  of L.L.D. upon Dr. Nansen.  Paris. Feb. 3.���������The French government has protested to the Khedive  against the Egyptian government accepting a British loan to defray tho  expenses of the. Anglo-Egyptian expedition to Dohgola.  London. Feb. 3.���������Tn the House of  Commons a resolution of Mr. A. J.  Balfour providing, for state aid to  voluntary schools was carried. The  plans proposed will require a yearly  appropriation of over half a million  pounds.  CAPTURE OF FIEND BUTLER.  The Australian   Murderer   Arrested   in  San    Francisco.  San Francisco, Feb. S���������Tho ship  Swanhilda -having George Edward  Butler, the multi-murderer, on board  arrived this morning. The detectives  and police officcia went on board and  soon had Butler in irons. The captured murderer denies that he is the man  and, although the arrest was a sur-  prise'toliim, maintained a remarkable  coolness and[calmly puffed a cigarette-  as he went ashore. Butler ' is. specifi- ���������  willy charged with three murders  and several' others are attributed to  him.  Uncle 'Sam' Protests.  London, Feb. 3���������������n a motion in the  Imperial House a copy of the arbitra-  tion'treaty between Great Britain and  -United States was ordered to be laid  on the table.  Madrid, Feb. 3���������A despatch tells of  "bread-riots"iirMadrid beingquieted-by���������  the militia.   The  mobs succeeded   in  destroying the octroi, posts.   The police were very forbearing.  Lima. Peru,' Feb. 3���������The United  States Charge d'affaires has demanded  the immediate release of Capt. Mur-  chison, the mate of the American  Bark, Uncle John, who has been imprisoned here without trial for a  month aud a half.  The Carnival which has been arranged for tomorrow night by the enterprising 'proprietors of the Victoria  rink, Messrs. Cowan & Horn, promises  to be a big success:1  Venezuelan Treaty Signed.  Washington, Feb. 23;-The treaty  between Great Britain and Venezuela  for the settlement of the long pending  Venezuelan Boundary dispute was  signed at the stale department at -1:30  yesterday.  Parliamentary Buildings Burned.  IlARRisnunG, Pa.. Feb. 3.���������The  Pennsylvania . Legislature buildings  were destroyed by fire yesterday. The  loss is estimated at a million and a  half dollars.   Cold Weather the Cause.  St. John, N.B., Feb. 3.���������The investigation has pioven that the series of  accidents on the C. P. R. lately in  which their passenger tri.ins were de"  railed and much damage done to the  rolling stock, was due to excessive  cold weather and the contraction of  rails.  THE INDIAN FAMINE FUND  A fund in aid of the sufferers from  the famine in India has been started  by The Revelstoke Heraid, at the  suggestion of some of our leading  business men. The Chief Justice of  Bengal wired last week to the Governor General that the area and number  affected are enormous and the distress  rapidly increasing and made an urgent  appeal for relief. A. list of contributors has been opened in this column. ;  and will be added to as subscriptions  come in. The list will-be kept open  until the 1st of March, on which, date  the money collected will lie forwa^i������d  to the Governor General.    -    J������ "^  Messrs. C. B.  Hume & Co., 'S2e.0O  The Hera ld, $10.03  Rev. J. A. Wood, $1.00 '  f  ^ ."a"  ������������������i  -n?o  '���������-%.  .*. ;i  *-v������"  iii Revelstoke   Herald
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nlcreats nf Kotulstoko and lhe surrounding
district, Wednesdays und *��Uirda)s, making
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made out in favour of the extension, as the governmental machinery of the province is quite
adequate, for the administration of
tiff hi I'd covering tit least a half
moro territory than the
province, possesses. The unorganised disr,ricts in the West
are understood to be desirous
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doubtful if the Federal Government will care to sanction the
formation of provinces as it would
involve an immense outlay for
governmental machinery, which
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jf, however, the eastern portion
say in Assiniboia were added to
the province, the necessary
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time territory from Winnipeg
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Fur   pnMty   nearly   ever   since.
All'  1   ilnll'l   Hud   nn sweenies-,  entile���
���Mil*t   M'li sweel'.-. a   pickled MuUice.
An' when he ciimcs up Iniiuc  in-iilelil,
I'll   clluili  wlghl   up   ni'oii   his  knee.
An"   show   him   dm   he   wasn't   wight.
An'   linw   cake's   ^wci.'icr   far  dun   mo.
���11 arpoi-'s   lla'/.ar.
(Jcoigla's (iri-sili'xt   Mmv.-l.
Clyde   Brooks   lias   never     eaten
lie's J-l years old. ana lu's a r.e
And   he's  from   Alliens.
Messrs. J. J. and J. 13. Maddox discovered unci caniured him. A clay or
two ago there was a watormel-n eut-
tins in progress at their store, and the
dusky young Athenian happened along.
:-.Joe Maddox invited him to have some
of the fruit so dear to every other
negro's  heart.
The-boy declined, and Mr. Maddox
grabbed him. Mr. Maddox knew thai
the wild man of Borneo was a drug
on the market as compared with a
freak of this kind, which fortune had
thrown into his hands.
While Clyde says he's only II, he
appears fully 1". Whether It'." Athens
or no watermelon that's responsible
he says he don't know. Tie says he has
only made one attempt to eat the fruit,
and he found that it "didn't agree with
his appetite." He look a mouthful of.
melon on one occasion, but declares
lie couldn't swallow it. Ifo is very
fond of cantaloupe, however.���Atlanta
Over Harrington's Admission of
the Author   of   Articles   in
Ireland���Supposed   to   be
From  His Associates.
London, January 20.���The Daily
Graphic, says Dublin is in a perfect ferment us n, result of the reniiissnanec of
Irish-politics. The admission made
by Harrington (Parnellite) yesterday
that he was the author of a series of
articles published in United Ireland
advocating the amalgamation of the
Parnellite and aiiti-Parnellite leaders
has caused a- great deal of surprise and
discussion. As matters now stand it.
looks as though Harrington has cut
adrift from his associates, and is now
negotiating with Sexton (anti Parnellite). The' negotiations between
Harrington and Sexton seem to indicate that'Sexton expects to return lo
the leadership of lhe anti-Parnellites
and that Harrington will become their
chief organizer.
The Legislature of Nevada Passes a
Law Legalizing Prize Fighting���
Both Men Will Now Go Into Active
Training���Lesser Lights Will Meet.
Carson, Nevada, January 28.���This
State yesterday passed' a law
practically legalizing " prize fighting
and as a result it is now almost
certain that J. J. Corbett and Bob
Fitzshnnions will fight, to a finish for
the championship ot' the world and a
large purse  here on March  the 17th.
HOTH  MEN (!0   INTO TRAlX'IXfi. ���
CmcAdo, January 2.S.���Jim Corbett
will go into active training at once in
preparation for bis encounter with
Fitzsinuiions. Kitzsimmons will go
south immediately to get into shape
for March 17. Dickson and Erne will
probably meet on the same day and
place .-is Corbett and Fitzsimmons.
The    agitation    for   Provincial
Autonomy in  tho Territories has
given   rise   to   a new   suggestion
which seems to have much to commend it.   There is mid always has
been   opposition to the   proposal
10     unite     the     whole     ot     the
Territories now organized into one
Province on  tlie ground  that the
area was too vast and the interests
of the dilTerentdistrictstoo varied
to render this scheme  a feasible
one.    But it is now  proposed that
the   boundaries    of    the   present
Province  of    Manitoba    shall   be
extended westward so as to include
a   portion  of   Eastern  Assiniboia
which   is an agricultural  district
having interests  in common   with
Manitoba.    The remainder  of  the
Territories would   then   be more
allied in interest and of more convenient area for the  formation of
a new  province,  which  could  be
created   when   the    proper    time
arrived.    This proposition  would
he beneficial both to Manitoba and
the Territories.   There  is a  good
deal of outcry about Canada being
over   governed,   and   this    is    uo
doubt   true.   For our  population
we ha vc probably more government
As matters now stand it appears
possiblenndeveu probable, thattbe.
present Territorial Government of
Assiniboia, Alberta aud Saskatchewan will give place to two new
Provincial   Governments.   But   it
the present suggestion  is carried
out, instead of two we  shall   have
only one. and that oue will have a
larger   population   to support its
Government than it would have if
the Territories  were carved   into
Provinces.     On   the ��� other ' hand
the eastern portion  of  A��*iniboia
which is probably the most dense] y
ssttled portion of the Territories,
would enjoy at least all the bene-
lits ot being included in a Province
which already  has a considerable
population  to support a  Government.     On   the   other   hand   the
remaining  portions of the Terri-
itories would derive great benefit
even under  the  existing  mode of
Government  from   the  change in
boundaries   of   Assiniboia.       Tne
portions remaining would brim .ire
closelv     identified    in     interests
and   thp task  of governing  them
would be easier and the legislation
generally  more adapted  to  their
requirements. ��� Lethbridge News.
1 ndisfivc(. KltKlni-as.
Miss Peggy Watson, a village notable
hi her clay, always tried to say tho
pleas-antes', things she could; she admired and praised, and did all iu her
power   to   make   people-   happy.
Shtr was afraid that Mrs. Berry felt
sensitive about being deaf, so when
she sat near her one clay at the Sewing Society she said smiling :
"T don't think you're very deaf, airs.
"What did you say ?" asked Mrs.
Berry. c
"J don't think you're very deaf!" repeated   Miss  1'cggy,   somewhat   louder.
"i don't understand you," said Mrs.
Berry,   becoming   nervous.
"T don't think you're very deaf!"
cried Miss Peggy in a loud, high voice.
"Please say that again," urged poor
Mrs.  Berry.
And then Miss Peggy, with the
kindest of .intentions, had fairly to
shout In  her friend's ear :
"T don't think you're very deicr!"���
-Youth's Companion.
The   Corliss   Amendment   to   the Alien
Labour Law Adopted by the United
States House���Hard   on Canadians.
Washington,    January     2S.���The
House this afternoon  adopted what is
known as the Cothss amendment to
tho Alien Labour Law, section 4 of the
bill makes it unlawful for Canadians to
work in the States and live in Canada.
Violation of this will be punishable by
fine or imprisonment.
London, Ontario, January ��.').���The
end of the. Bentie election LiinI is not
yet in sight; and arrangements are
being made for tho cancelling of the
assize engagements of the judges and
continuing the trial over next week.
By Liberals of Ottawa in Reference to
Labour and Immigration Questions
���Important   Changes   Asked   For.
Ottawa, January 20.���The leading
representatives of the Liberal party in
this city waited upon Premier Laurier
yesterday to present their views on the
Alien Labour Law and the immigration
question.' They urged for the settlement of the unemployed of our cities
aud towns on the vacant lands of the
Dominion. They desired friendly
labour relations liietweon the United
States, but they wanted Canadian
labour protected. They desired no
immigration from Europe until the
Canadian unemployed were'properly
provided ior.
Ten Thousand Families are Said to be
in Immediate Need of Assistance-
Terrible Destitution���City Officials
Working Hard
Chicago, January 27. ��� No words
can adequately convey the heart rending suffering "which the intense cold
is imposing upon the shivering homeless and poor of this city. While there
has been a slight rising of the temperature, still the cold is great. Since
Saturday night the city has been in
an icy grasp which has no parallel in
the history of the city. The officials
are doir.g all in their power to alleviate the "suffering, but they stand
aghast at the report of the. county
agent to the effect, that over 10,(101)
families are in immediate need of food
and fuel. Over 700 have been helped
t.o keep body and soul together and
the work of aiding the rest is going
bravelv on.
In Berlin Kills One Man. and Probably
Injures Others���The Explosion Is
Followed   by   a    Disastrous   Fire.
Berlin, Ontario. January 27.���
A terrible lire which already resulted
in ono fatality and through which
other lives may be lost happened here
last evening. Two frightful explosions were heard from the Gas
Company's works and the next
second the whole building was a
burning mass of flames. Those who
arrived first on the scene found -F.
Carl Brealhsuip, manager of the Gas
Company, lving on the low roof of a
shed adjoining the burning building.
"��� ASHES
First Lady���Do ^you see lhat man
over there V IVdl, r want to tell you
about him. He's a most insulting
c:ealure. I got into the electric car
the other day. ami he gave- me h!s
scat. After I had been seated perhaps for a mile or so. he. comes up
to me and save he. "It" you are "rested,
inarm. I think I'll take my seat again."
Second Lady���Mercy'. What did you
say ���>
First Lady���Say ? I said nothing;
but   I   gav,��  him   siieli  a  link!
Second Lady���And served him right.
The preseumptimi of the monster.���
Boston Transcript.
~        ' Not  Tor ClKirlcv.
Charley���I don': ?-e why y.iii should
be so hard-hearied. tlonr-h-r know?
I'm not a. bad foliah. and when th-?j-
say I'm a little light at the top, why
they don't know."
Alice���What did yc-': ever ri
"I won c-vwy boo"".v pv.-ize
whist club last wintn'n. and
some- cwack players. I can tc-il y-iv."
"I can believe, it, rhari-'y. and :f I
were a booby Prize I \vould fe��*l t/.at
\v-: were mad*.- for each <>l'nf :\ I'.uz a.'-
it is. I'm going to be sum'-lj'-dy.':, first
1'lie System  Has Not. Ilecu .-oiSuttsfactory
u> Employers ns l*.'vpceted.
From extensive correspondence with
all -the firms and  cornora-tions known
to   have   tried   profit   sharing   in     the
���United  Stales,  Paul Monroe has made
an  important resume of results up  to
date. The reports given, chiefly in  tlio
language   ol"  the  concerns   themselves,
are summarized a-s follows: Of the filly
firms  which   have adopted  the  system
twelve continue it. five have abandoned   il     Indefinitely     and     thirty-three
.have abandoned it permanently' Those
which  continue the  plan   have an  experience   extending    on    an     average
\hrough seven years.   The second class
Nvni-age but one year, and, recognizing
tho insufficiency of such  a  trial,  have
not  decided   it  a    failure.    The  third
class   vary   In   length   of   trial   from   a
maximum of eight years to a minimum
of six months; the majority have tried
it   for  a.  period  of   from   two   to   three
years.    In  comparison  with  European
experience,   one   is   struck     with     the
brevity   of   'he   trial.     As  to   a   fundamental   principal,   the   large   majority
arc of the opinion that such a plan results   in   a   financial   loss    to     lhe  employer,  ho being recouped,  if at all.  In
noneompulable     ways.     Those    which
continue the plan do so. not as a matter  of  philanthropy,   liut as  a  matter
of   JiiKtlc-e,    if not of business.      They
are   about   equally     divided     in   iheii
Dpiniot: as to the direct financial benefit of lhe plan to the firm.    While il is
true with  anv fuch Question   ono success   will   prove   that   it   can   be   done
with   proTlt.   and  any   number   of failures not   pro\'i> the contrary,  yet it is,
as ;��� general type, not as an individual
variation   lhat  such  a  system   has  social significance.    A  further study will
-nf���jij?-tTi-e-iv, rT^._'nnu-~cimc7i'Ubion:rr:-(i)~
That such  a   .-y.steni  will  succeed only
wi;h  a   select  few  of employers, those
with whom social motives have an ex-
Iraorclinary influence-, and with a grade
of fkillc-d or intelligent labor.    (2) Such
a system is of sum*- importance to so-
ci"iy   from   a   statical   point   <.f   view.
tut  litti?.  if any  al  all,  from   that of
social   prog-'-s."--.���American   Journal   of
The"Fire Supposed tc  Have Originated
The Pacific Express From Halifax to
Montreal Leaves the Track���Two
Persons Killed and Several Injured.
. ..... ���rv ���  _.._���-.���      St. John, Now Brunswick, .Tanuaiy
From an   Overheated   Stove-Pipe���  27.���The Paciiic express from Halifax
London, January '2S.��� At a special
election held for the constituency of
Salisburv. Mr. Alhusen, the Unionist
t-.-itidiilai'e, received 1.121 votes, and
l-'ulie;. Liberal, received 1.208 votes.
Winnipeg's recent, cases of small
pox cost the city $3,000.
Col. Robert Ingersoll has given un
the practice of law, and \vill devote
his entire time to the lecture platform.
The Bank of Montreal lias subscribed
��5,000 and the Molsons Bank .$1,500 to
the Montreal Star Indian Relief fund.
The Indian Government has ordered
the stoppage on February 2nd of all
pilgrim traffic from Bombay to Kar-
'���uchi, on account of the plague.
Lieutenant Governor Kirkpatriek is
-progressing very favourably towards
recovery. It is not possible yet to fix
the date of his return to Canada.
A number of Chicago girls have
formed an organization for the^purpose of substituting a five year wed-
���cling contract for the present form of
piarriage ,
-omcthln��� >"��-\i- In Stra\*-.
Artificial straws rnarre of pap-^r r.r'
lietriniiint' to fak-- the plac ',;��� ti,<
natural pruduct fur absorbing sumn.".'
drinks. Tho pap-'r in this Imiiat^in
straw is rolled intr> shape and ih-n
covc-r-'l with paintlinc. While th-"se
straws are about the same pric- ,-us th��
real straws, ihfy s-.-ldom contain leak-1,
and   are  Ui-refni',;   moi'r   satisfactory.
.1   TV I SO
"A child." slid tli^ o.-acnlar
person, "can ask quc-Ftions that
man   cannot   a.nswcr."
"There's one satisfaction." said the,
marj; of family, ."he can't ask very
many of 'em without-'getting sent lo
Financial   Discussion.
"Rio.hc-s," said  the boarder who dearly loves probei-bs.v"riehes,havii wings."
"I   think   my   money   has   r-set,"   said
Asburv  Poppers. >
"Feet?" 'j]
/'Yes. f know It often runs out."���Cincinnati Enquirer.
She Moved.
"Does, fault   finding  have, any   effect
on your! girl,: Mrs. Housewife?"
"Oh, yes. I told rn'y girl the other day
to move 'round  faster."
"And did shy?"        .
"Yes.   After   that   shc   skipped."-
troit Free Press.
Ami I'nt Jr. in Mm Kill. ,
"The doctor has ordered'me to take
a. trip abroad and to return immediately."
"For  what   reason?"
"So he can  cure me of seasickness."
Very Willing.
Heiress (engaged to an actor)���And.
oh, Algy, will you give up all the old
Actor (with spirit)���You bet I wiil.
darlins.         _     ���....        ._..'-
Who .UmlilPii Hl.-n.
Woirp.-n may !.�������� charmlncr, wholly
d<-voi,--| ;r, thc|r hoiri-v and tli'dr >ius-
bands. and \vi h�� so tar-tleuu. thousht.
!'�����.����� and aggravating ax to dt;'.-- pu:'-
baiid-- to th'- "xtrc-i!!'- of misery. "Any
oI'S'.*". ant bai hclor," says ;i v.riter, hi
London Woman, "could recall rrilnhers
of irist;, ikop of v\(im-n '.v.'-cj. from
rr>.-re niir.l of tact ar.l inl>-!'iig>-nre. are
rimost driving their hiisti.-nuis mid by
irratlng en their nerv* Tli'-y forget
lhat busy men r'-'tuu1. -ub^.oo:. b?a'n-
ri'St. ehanire of >( cne. ,na,i\" of feb-
jer-t. They forget * nut. irr.\ ,-ver- yor-
rying the little affairs r.f a hoajvhrjH
may be. the anxietl's of a i-r-a' i.usl-
H".<3 iipon which the v-ho!" family's
present and future d-pends arc far
srreatt-r. A friend of i,-iin'-, who i�� now
nearly a millionaire. toM rr,�� ;,-s confidence/that whii* he. was sitting one
night Oyer his smoking-room. Hr'ci ivon.
derinr; whether he. cc-aid next day porl
Fibly survive' a terrible crls-..-* which
���vn.s hanging over ills head and rnighf.
lead to a disastrous bankruptcy, with
debts ro the extent of ��200.000 or so,
his. wife came, whining;, into the. v-xim
to pay the butcher muse be paid the
r.c.xt day���and the amount of.the- butcher's   bill   was  under   ��00. ,.
"It is on such occasions jis this f.hat"
a man wants a, helpful wife.��� >nn ��'hr
will tell him about or rca-l alouc). the
last good novel, who "v/i'II sa.v. 'Corrn^
let-us go to the theatre to-filarhf; you.
ooed change of scene," and, above all,
one who knows just when her .-husband
requires nothing more thao to. b.- left
alone.. Tt is women wl>... get on their
husband's nerves tha.t drive them to
take: bachelor holiday when they
ought to be getting more enjoyment
from  tho   wife's companionship.
"Of course, there are men who, are
always nut of sorts, spoilt dyspejkic
bears who require strong minds to
manage them.-but there are vnvy many
othors who only want .Judicious, sympathetic treatment to be the best hus-
riflnds in the world. jAvoid being silly.
B.vnld saying silly things or trying to
make conversation, or commenting on
pome remark your husband has made.
Kead nrMS&iinlr in order to cultivate
ta/_��l!iaeJM58eaii<* r'X'mrccrijIrtess.    '
A Serious   Loss   to   Cochrane���No
Insurance���Full Particulars.
'   From our own Correspondi Dt.
Cochrane, January 27.���About 2.80
p. m., yesterday a fire was discovered
in Elliott's hotel. It is supposed to
have been caused by an overheated
stove-pipe, leading from the smoking
room ii part of the old building facing
the C. P. R. Several visitors, and Mr.
Doyle, the tenant, were fortunately on
the spot and were shortly joined b\
most of the male residents of -the district, who rendered every possible assistance in removing the effects from
the ground floor, cutting down fences
and doing everything imaginable to
prevent the enemy atl ticking'' the
other buildings, which they succeeded
n doing, the fire being confined to the
hotel building. Fortunately the wind
was not very strong at the time, or in
all probability the whole of Cochrane
would have been wiped out. The
building was a '.log structure with
plaster and most, of the chimnevs of
brick. Unfortunately for Mr. Elliott
the building was not insured and his
loss will be heavy, he nob only owns
the building but the furniture, etc.,
having let the same to Mr. Doyle after
the death of Mrs. Elliott. It appears to
have been impossible to save anything
from the upper part'bf the building, as
an e>o witness said "it burned like
matchwood,'" There is no doubt thai
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle and the servant
lost most of their clothing and] other
The fire could be seen. for miles
around and this morning nothing bul
UiP._sUiblp, outhouses-antLsuiouldering.
ruins remains of this well known
hostelry. ���
Groat will be the suprise and disappointment to many who will no
doubt present themselves this evening
in answer to inyitations to attend a
dance at the above hotel, making the
loss even greater as no doubt special
preparations were in progress.
for Montreal leib ",the rails on the
International Railway and went down
the embankment near Dorchester at
noon today. .Postal Clerk Arthur
Edgecombe", of St. John, and Mrs.
Patterqnin, of Bloom field, were killed.
Jas., a brakesman, was
seriously injured, and among others
more or less injured, although not
seriously are: lion. Dr. Borden,
Minister of Militia. Senator "Wood,
Chas. Fawcetl, and Smith, a Dominion
express agent.
The   House  Votes   an   Address  to the
Queen in Reply to the Speech From
^-,     the Throne
London, January 27.���The debate
on the address in reply to the speech
from the throne at the opening of Parliament a week ago resulted in the
House of Commons today after a
lengthy discussion upon the plague
famine and Indian finances. The
House finally voted an address to the
Quebec Over the Discovery That
a Brother and Sister Were Living
as Man and Wife    '
Qckhec, January 23.���A sensation
has been caused in this city by the
discovery that a' brother and sister,
named Lepirie, have been living together for some years as man and
wife. Several children were born to
this monstrous alliance. The parties
have Heel from the city and cannot be
Invitations Issued to all the'Premiers
of the British Empire���^The Pan
Britannic Conference
London, January SO.-r-A"Cape Town
dispatch to the Daily Mail' says that
the Premier of the colony, in common
with air the other Premiers throughout the British Empire, has received
an invitation to visit Her Majesty
Queen Victoria on the. occasion of her
diamond jubilee. ft is understood
that advantage will be taken of this
celebration and that the pan Britannic:
conference will be held 'in "London
during the jubilee.
ExtractsfromJliniiiKLawsof British Columbia
1. Any person over IS years of age or any
joint stock company, or foreign compuny, cun
obtain'ii freo miner's curl ideate, for ono or
more years, paying a fee of ?5.t;u for each year.
2. A frco mil.or can" nt uny time obtain a
certificate commencing to run at the expiration
-���f liiK-then-uxiati!ig-curlillcalo,-b/-p<vyiiig-tlie-
regulur fco and producing ��� such existing
3. A freo miner's ccrtificato ib not transferable
���1. Any person or joint stock company,
mining or working on a mineral uiiuni
without having uikon out a freo minor s
ciiiiillcato N liable to pay a penalty uo.
exceeding 525, and costs. ^
fl. No parson,'or joint stiick company,
can hold any right or interest\ r.o or iu any
niiner'd claim, unless ho or it unull have a freo
miner's certillcato unexpired.
Should any co-owner fail to keep un his frre
���niiiiir'srariitlnntc, Ida interest becomes vested
in hisco-ownors.
A shareholder in a. joint stock company need
not bo a free miner.
C-. A freo minor, during tho continuance) of
his certificate, but. no longer, has tho right to
ontor, locato, prospect and mine upon uny
waste binds ot tho Crown, for all minerals
other than coal. o
7. A freo miner ini>y,hold not more than ono
minnriil olniin on llio sanio vein or lode,
except by purchase.
8. A frco minor may kill game for bis own
lino while pro-ipecting or mining.
!) A free miner shall have all the rights and
privileges Rranted lo ficu minora by tho
"Placer Mining Act."
10 A froo miner's interest, in his mineral
claim���savo as to cla'ms held as real estate���
is a chattel interest.
1. A minernl claim must not exceed 1,500
feat in length by 1,500 feet in breadth.
2. All angles must bo right angles.
3. Tho claim must bo marked by two legal
P03ts. numbered 1 nnd 2, pl-iccd as nearly
as poBaiblo on the lino of thcl lodo or
vein, and not moro than t.fiOO feet apart.
i. A legal post, mirkcd 'Discovery Post"
must alBO bo placed on tho lodo where it wa
discovered. ���-
5. Tho linn from 1 to 2 must bo distinct)7
marked by blazing trees, cutiiDg ;underbnitt,
0. rjocations made on Sunday, or any public
holiday, aro not for that reason invalid.
To the Ratification of the Arbitration
Treaty has ��� Been Removed���An
Early Settlement Expected
Washington. January 20.���Today
one of the greatest obstacles to the
ratification by the Senate of the general arbitration treaty has been removed in the atrangement by negotiation of a plan for the settlement of
the Alaskan boundary question. In
the course of a day or two the treaty
will be laid before the Senate for its
action, which, if ratified, will provide
means for a final settlement of this
long standing boundary question.
Symptoms: Confusion of thought,
loss of memory, frontal headache,
pain in back part of the head
resembling pressure, pain iu the eye
balls and around tho eyes, sometimes pain in upper part of the
neck or extending down the spine
between tho shoulder?, pain in
spine, back of stomach or beneath
shoulder blades, palpitation of the
heart, ncuralgia.cold feet and hands,
pain in some cases in or near the
heart, irritability of temper, great
nervousness, fidgets, over-sensitiveness, melancholy, tendency, to
insanity, stomach cougb, dizziness
especially on stooping over and
suddenly rising, appearance of dark
or bright spots before the eyes
especially upon stooping, unnatural
drowsiuesss after meals, sleeplessness at night, Imiguor 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
This is largely due to the' fact
that in Nervous Dyspesia there is '
no. pain in stomach and in fact
there is seldom ��� much if any complaint about the digestion, Therefore the stomach is tho last thing '
thought of, and people go on- for
years taking nervo tonics, compound blood medicines, tonics and
sarsaparilln, when the best tonic in
the world, tlie only true blood purifier, is well digested food. All
nervously nlllicted persons 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 and
tissue in the body!
Many   nervous   dyspeptics   are
thus surprised after regularly using   '
SiiB'sIiteF Is
that when their digestion becomes
better their nerves do also, but
there is no occasion for surprise, a
sound digestion makes sound nerves
and strong muscles and nature
recognizes ' no other cure for
nervous debility except lhat which
follows a good appetite aud ��
wholesome food well digested.
Tonics and blood medicines
stimulate, we feel better for a time
after having used them, but all
such unnatural stimulation must
ever be followed by corresponding
depression. Nervous Dyspepsia
aud Nervous' Prostration are one
aud the same disease, and they are
curable���in- one���and the-same-way���=���
by the systematic, regular use of
after meals, whereby nature is
assisted in thoroughly digesting
good food, thus creating an appetite  for more.
In Nervous Dyspepsia and nervous weakness of every kind, the
way to .cure it is to eat plenty
of wholesome food and take
as directed to digest it and
nourish the system until the weak
stomach can do it without
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 tho food and increase the
flow of gastric juice and ' act
beneficially upcu the walls and
nerves  of the stomach.
still lead and the sale is steadily
Have you used any yefc ?
If not it might be as well to use
a few.     Price 50c a box.
'Preaching scrvicus at II a.m. nDd
" 7:30
p.m. Cla^s meeting at tho close of tho
morning service. Sabbath School and Biblo
Class at 2:30 p.m. Weekly prayer meeting
every Wednpflriny cvoring at 7:30 p.m. Tho
public aro cordially invited.    Seats free.
HEV. J. A. WOOD. Pastor.
*��� ,   Service cverj   Suorlny  eveniog    at
p.m.    Blh'e  Cliss
all ore welcome.
to which
at   2:30   p.m
51. GEDDES, B   A.. Missionary
Preachine   services   every   Sunday a!
11 a.m. and 7:30 p m.
REV. F. YOLL.AND, Rector.
ROMAS". CATHOLIC   CHURCH ��� Revelstoke.     Mass   Qvery   Sunday   morning
at 10:30 a.m.
50c pep Box, 6 fop $2.50
CALGARY- lh  Hints to  Young Singers  IIY MADAMK AI.1IANI.  HAV13 OFTEN  been asked (ogive  advice to young  artistes, ,-iiul I fan  think of no better  method of doing  so than by describing the way 1 have  si, u died myself,  and as I have hiic-  ceeded in making a certain reputation  ���������though I say this with great diffidence, for I always think that there is  no reputation so high but that it can  rise higher still���������my experience uny  prove useful to those who are beginners. Especially. I may add, to those  who are earnest in their desire 'lo become true artistes, and who also are  not afraid of hard work���������real hard  work, 1 mean. Doubtless, artistes  must be "born" but they must be  "made" too. At the age ot four years  I began to learn music, and between  four and eight years old I studied all  the classical music as thoroughly as it  was possible for any child to do. At  eight I could read and play at sight all  the principal works of " Beethoven,  Mozart. Haydn, Handel, Gluck. fee. T  could read them with ease, and every  other description of pianoforte music  came to me without the least difficulty  and I cannot help believing an earlv  musical education to be of the gteat-  est, importance to an artiste. Any  child who possesses an ear. a talent for  music', and a voice, should be made  familiar as soon as possible with those  line works of the best masters, whose  melodies and breadth of composition  insensibly accustom tbeyoung'student  to what is best, in music, and t.hev form  and raise his or her taste to that high  level below which a true artiste, will  will never descend. This early study  widens the perceptions, and is of incalculable value in after life. As to  my voice, that I always had as long as  1 can remember, and I sang naturally  as a child and long before 1 was taught.  TRAINING IN ALBANY.  On leaving the convent in Montreal  where 1 was educated. I sang in  St. Joseph's Church, in Albany.  T was engaged for three years there as  first soprano, although 1 was then but  fourteen, and the training I had gone  through stood me in good stead, for  even at that early age I was there able  to sing all Mozart's and Cherubini's  masses, and even Beethoven's groat  mass in D.- and "Hoar, ye Israel" I  often sang. I am quite sure that to  tho singing and study of this sacred  music at that time 1 am greatly in-  indebted for whatever success I may  have had since in oratorios. I have  often heard the remark made that  singimr such music when young must,  - or rather ousht to have hurt my voice;  but this distinctly was not the,, case,  and, indeed, if a voice be properly used  it is never spoilt.    And this is a truth  I would earnestly impress on all young  singers, for if. is l lie ''use," and not the  "abuse," of it which they should unceasingly bear in mind. Voices, like  artistes, are "born"; but unlike  artistes, are. in my opinion, not  "made"; for I believe that a really fine  organ must be there from the beginning, and that, though an ordinary  voice may be improved, still, without  a remarkable one, study is of but little  use, and to bo agreatsiiiger there must  exist naturally n very fine voice.  I'ltKNOHAND ITALIAN METHODS.  From Albany 1 went to Paris and  studied under tlie celebrated M. Du-  prez. In some respects his method  was not quite suited to my voice, but I  nm glad of this opportunity to express  my sense! cf gratitude lo liiiti for the  lessons he gave mo in declamation,  and to say that 1 owe much lo him for  them.  In a happy moment I was advised lo  go to Miln'n lo study under Signor  Linnpcrti, whom I cannot help considering as one of the very first masters  in the world, and without whom I  never could have done what I have.  His is the pure Italian method, the  only one by which an artiste can sing  properly, the only one which teaches  the right and true production of the  voice, and the right way of breathing,  in fact, the only "method" I am able  to i ecognize. His care of his pupils  was remarkable, never allowing them  to sing for more than 20 minutes at n  time, and then insisting on a rest of  an hour. Indeed, this is a necessity  with young artistes, and a regulation  about which Signor Lumperti was  most severe.  a singer's diet.  And now, in answer to a most material question, but one often nut to  me, "What is tho best food for a  singer?" 1 reply, "the plainest." Good  plain, but nourishing food; for that is  the best for health, and to be well in  health is to be well in voice, and good  health is absolutely necessary for good  singing. Some few things should be  entirely avoided, such as nuts, for instance," which all'ect the throat as well  as the digestion. To lead a regular  life is also absolutely essential, and  young���������and, indued, all���������artistes, if  they wish to excel, must live for their  art alone, and must give up a great  many "pleasures:" but if this, as it  should do, enable the artiste to become great,  thou they will have their  reward for all sacrifices. To be artistes,  they should live as artistes���������go, whenever possible, to hear and to see fine  singing and fine acting; endeavour to  see line pictures, fine statues; read  clever books and biographies of great  men and great historical characters;  to live, in fact, in an atmosphere of  art and intellect, which will help them  far more than at first they may bo  disposed to think iu their own artistic  career.  THE NEED OP-STUDY.  Another very great help lies in the  careful study 6f each oratorio, opera,  ot whatever music they may be undertaking. 'They should learn all the  traditions obtainable of the intention  of each composer when he wrote l.he  work on which they may be employed.  When 1 was going to sing "Mignon  and "Hamlet," I went lo" Paris and  studied both with the composer; and  for each of Wagner's operas which 1  have sung I went, specially to Germany  to study each opera with the best  Wagnerian disciple.  I would say to a student: "Study  the notes, the'words, the intention and  meaning of everything���������think these  thoroughly out, gather it all up into  one consecutive, whole, and then adj  to it any genius you may have of your  own." And in "doing "this do not be  discouraged if you do not immediately  obtain the - desired result; but  persevere in your idea. In studying a  new work I have many times failed to  reach tho effect for which T was  striving; but I have worked on, and  perhaps at rehearsal, or perhaps at the  first performance, it has come to me  quite unexpectedly and as a great  surprise, and, I may even say, like an  inspiration. This I have looked upon  as a reward for hard work, and only  those who have experienced it can  know what a reward it is.  But all this must not also moan the  shutting yourself up in the sellish contemplation of your own personal  career alone, for" you must remember  that to act well you must understand  human nature well; and to sing so as  to touch other hearts you must be in  sympathy with those hearts yourself,  lie, ur she, who can appreciate all that  is best and beautiful, will perhaps in  that very capability find the power to  become the greater artiste, and, if  1 may alter as I quote fhese'iines:  , They sing best who love best,  All things both great and small.  13. Aluani-Gye.  FIELDING AT HALIFAX  -The  A   Banquet   by   Premier   Murray-  Minister on Tariff Measures  Halifax, January 25.���������The Minister  of Finance, Mr. Fielding, who is here  with the "tariff 'commission.made a  statement at a dinner on Friday night  which is regarded as significant of  what the 'Dominion Government will  do iu tlie protection, and also for the  mining interests of Nova Scotia. The  dinner was given by Premier Murray  to members ol! the Provincial Workers'  Association, who came to appear before the tariff commission. Hespoiid-  ing to a toast in his honour. Fielding  assured them they incd not be  alarmed as lo what the Government  would propose in Parlmiik:::t���������vflien  the new tarilT nieasn.cs were introduced. He stated that the mining interests of the country would receive a  full measure of justice.  FREEDOM OF SPEECH  The  Toronto   Globe  Publishes  David's  Pamphlet.  Toronto, January 23.���������The Globe  publishes this morning the pamphlet  of L. O. David, City Clerk, Monti eal,  on "Canadian Clergy, Their Mission  and Their work," which was denounced  by the bishops and withdrawn by  David from publication, aflci confirmation of the condemnation  from Rome.  INVESTIGATIONS  Godericii, January 25.���������A commission has been issued to Police  Magistrate Seager, of this place, to  investigate the charges of active  interference in party politics laid  against 1"). 13. Monro, postmaster at  Auburn: J. M. Koberts. postmaster at  Dung.innon; ,L A. Dal ton, mail clerk.  London division; J. J. Austin, mail  clerk, Stratford division; W. Campbell,  postmaster, Godericii; and Lewis  Elliott, ot tho Public Works Department, Godericii.  It is now pretty certain that the  Dominion Parliament' will not meet  until about the middle of March.  The Tlerchant's Hotel  lllecillewaet, B. C.  This hotel has just been renovated throughout, and is now  first-class in every respect. Good nccoiunioilatiou. Best  AVines, Liquors and Cigars at tlie Bar.  Peterson & Lappan, Proprietors  Columbia House  'Flic Largest Mold in Town,  (..'ontrillIy Located.  Bust, Accomodation.  St. Leon  Mot Springs, on Upper Arrow  Lake, run in connection.  Rales $1.00 Per Day.      ���������     Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  BROWN & CLARKE, Proprietors, RovolstoKe.  The Only First Olasu Hotel]  in Revelstoke is the  O. Edwards,  Proprietor  Wholesale dealeis in  Agents for J. W. Kara Co.'s Pianos, and tlie Gould Bicycles Co.'s Celebrated  Bicycles.  The  Semi-  Weekly  ��������� Q ���������  Revelstoke, British Columbia.  ^V-'VJ   GC "01SS   each' issue, giving  a circulation ot 1000 -weekly.  . An ad in THE HERALD  will reach the  people of West Kootenay.  Latest   telegraphic uews from all  points  i' up to  the point of issue.  ' Subscription, $2.00 a Year          ; Invariably in Rdvanee  Out* Job Depatfttnent is wen equipped. we  print everything, and do itin tirst class style  as we have the best of workmen, presses, typo  aud stock.       Give us a trial job.  Speeial Attention to EQfllli ORDERS  i      JOHNSON Proprietors  & and  PETTIPIECE, Revelstoke, fi.C. Publishers.  ������Bft������fflttmWH&MW������Ml^^  or in  The fast growing- centre of NORTH KOOTENAY  The centre of the LARDEAU MINES  BUY LOTS AT ONCE  If you intend to purchase as your field of choice diminishes daily  For Lots Apply  Sole Agent  I  I  i-i. *  ������h  t:-  ���������i - -  B-" ���������  1������v  '" ^9  i  1 j^JHI  il.  IBM  ^  al  '���������  4 -B  i    ' , ���������> iA>*i'*l f I <y '������i*     'll ������ >* ������'������i i  ���������1 'j,Ul l,ilUhl-     ^},_ Jt-i alii;ki-:, I!. G., Kebrunrv II.  1S!)7.  Sixl v-fniir lilts were sold nn  'I'liomp-]  Ave., l\os--lnii<l, on Snttirdnv   for  *i'i-U,-  00.1.  Mr. il. ii, Oils of Uanll' cume in  Sni urday night and is registered at the  Union.  L08AL  AND  GENERAL   KEWS  A:i Interesting Budget of Local, Personal  and   General  Items  Round   and  About Revelstoke.  The Dominion Parliament will meet  on .March 11th.  A new hotel register now prwilom-  itialcK at the Union.  Mi'. Geo. A. Sinilh lefl, on snowshoes  for Boyd's r.-inche yesterday.  All the outside work is completed  on Mr. T. Bain's new residence.  -Mr. F. .McCarthy, hutcher at the  station, has ten car loads of Anthracite  coal for sale at, $10.00 per Ion delivered.  Mr. A. X. Smith intends putting in  a Mxlli lirick oven in his bakery,  which will be in operation within "a  moot li.  Tun I-lEUAr.��������� is glad to hear that  I'apt. Edwards, proprietor of the Victoria Hotel, is heller again today, and  able to be up out of bed.  Mr. F. McCarthy took advantage of  the fine weather in the hcgiiiing of the  week to get the carpenters to work on  the front of his block.  Mr. A. T. Stewart represent ing ,T,ts.  ���������Stewart, fc Go. stove manufacturers of  Woodstock Out. visited Revelstoke  last Saturday..  ��������� For investment, saving or borrowing. The Equitable Loan and I3nilcling  Society, of Toronto, oilers splendid  opportunities. Fur particulars apply  lo Sibbald li Pease.  The Chinese continent have been  celebrating their New War's Day,  which fell "on Monday, in their usual  style with a, vast- expenditures of fire  crai-keis, and much enjoyment of ^ood  cheer.  Lieut.Gov. Macintosh, of tlie Northwest Territories, paid this town a visit  on Monday en route home for Ke-  gina. His Honor means lo throw his  lot in with this country, as soon us his  term of office expires.  Mr. .1. F. Forbes, of Fort Saskatchewan, returned from a business trip to  .Sandon on Monday en route for home.  He will be back with a fresh consignment of produce 1'ioin the Edmonton'  district shortly.  J On Thursday evening next a  Fancy Dress Carnival will be held in  lhe Victoria Rink. Prizes will bo  given for "the best ladies, and gent's  dress, also skating single and double.  The Band will be hi  attendance.  Mr. X. P. ���������Snowdon, formerly representing the Horne-Payne syndicate,  has secured six lots jusi south of the  Union .Hotel, on which it is the inten-  to erect a three-story building with  premises for a bank on the ground  floor.  Medicine Hat News: "The Revelstoke  semi-weekly Hkkald is the latest addition lo the ranks of Western journals.  It is run by Messrs. Johnson it Pettipiece. lute of Edmonton. The paper  is well put up. newsy, and appears lo  flourish among the "tall timbers'' of  interior British Columbia.''  Manager Chapman of A. Mucdonald  it Cn's wholesale store is having considerable improvements done to'the interior by Mr. L. A. Fretz. The oiliec  ���������will he brought up from the rear to the  front of the store, and a lift put in.  which will an  eleva-  Mr. W  Si.   Leon  evening.  M.Hrnwn. returned frum the  Hot   Springs    on   Sunday  The No. 12 was delayed 12 hours yesterday diving lo a ruckalide near  Nurlli Bend,  Mr. McHeau left on Tuesday to  in the rest of the wilder trapping on  Carnes' Crecek.  Chief Operator Smith, of tliu C. P.  li., is the iiappiest man in town today  ���������it is a (laughter.  Mr. G. R. Manuel, of Manuel it  ftuttnn, general merchants, Donalc."  spent yesterday in town.  Miss Lodge, of Toronto, arrived on  No. 1 yesterday tn lake charge of II.  N. Coursicr'sdri'ssinaking department.  Dr. W. Mi-Kcchuiu is building a residence and office near the Union hotel.  Messrs, Haiti it Barnard, builders and  contractors, are doing the work.  The sermon on Sunday evening iu  the Preshvlerian church will be  preached by Rev. U. W. Geddes, IJ. A.  Subject: "The Gospel of Christ-, lhe  Gospel of Spiritual reality.  13. McM.iiHis. a C.I'.lt. operator at  this place, has been unable to attend  his dulies since. Sunday last, having a  severe attack of la grippe. However  he is some better this afternoon.  tor. when the new building is erected  in the spring.  The Toronto World, alluding to the  recent War Eagle deal, says that "The  paying over of $700,000." for a single  mining property is an event that must  exercise a powerful influence in  attracting the attention of the big  capitalists of the world towards the  country, which boasts of such a valuable possession."  The funeral of Mr. Marcotte. who  died on Saturday of pneumonia, took  place at ihe cemetery on Monday,  afternoon. The deceased was a miner  and had been in this neighorlmoii  fur eictht or nine years. At the time  of his death he was in poor circuni-  <��������� lances. 11''wits a man of good education, who lead a solitary and rather  eccentric existence.  The question of the establishment  of a bank in Revelstoke is one demanding immediate attention. Thk Hl-'ii-  -\M-> intend.- to collect and puhlUh  stati-tics of the volume of banking  business done from this place with the  banks in Calc'.iry and Kamloops.  There i.- no doubt that when t he actual  figures are. known this place will not  remain much longer without a bank  among its business institutions.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  Victoria.���������D. R. Young. Miss Laurie,  .Slocan City; .las. V. INilon, Toronto;  Con. Dnhurly, New Denver: S. M.  IT owe, Nakusp; .7. Allen, s.s. "Nakusp;  W. Morris, City; Jas. T. Woodrow,  City: T. A. Gregg. Toronto; Geo. 11.  Partridge, F.O.Wilkinson, s.s.Nakusp;  .1. Brt rber. Revelstoke; W. Bailey.  Endorhy; 0. P. Thomson, Toronto:  .1. S. So'uthesl:,"J'. .1. Ilillier, Vancouver; Geo. Caldwell, ���������������llevillc:A rt hue  Calo, Brockville: .7. Frishv, Jordan  Oily;!). A. Maddoek, Guelph; C A.  Lea my. Hamilton; R. W.,  Winnipeg: G. 1*1. Manuel, Donald;  A. Jukes. Vancouver: P. Brahn, Rossland: A. 13. Gray. Nelson: li.-M. Trail,  Brereton; L.Edwards, \Vinnipcg.  Union Hotel���������A. Stewart. Woodstock: M. Bolton. G. Foueraiilt. T.  Johnston. W. Chapman, Donald: 11.  H. Rickards, Rossland. .1. Reid, Vancouver:' C. A. W. Whitehead, 1.1. li.  Otis. Calgary: Mrs. M. II. Hughes.  Rossland: H.'Pine. Vancouver; E. II.  Smith. Winnipeg: W. 'J!. Orde, Rossland; AV. Hunter. San Francisco; Dr.  A. P. Proctor. W.   Mitchell,    Donald:  F. Western, Vancouver; T. McLean,  Kaslo: G. T. Newman, Arrowhead;  D.J. .Murray, Kamloops: A. Smith,  Donald: T. .f. Austin. Kome, N.V.: W.  V. Getlings. London. Eng.; D. J.  Moson. 11. Mo'rdon. "Winnipeg; A. E.  Stewart. Brantrord: XI. McKay, Van-  rover Islam1.: L. Glaxlon, Guelph; T.  T* Brewster. 1'. Ohanman. O. D. Hoar.  City: Jennie 10. JJocksteadcr, Ehurne,  13.(5.: G. K. Grogan. Edmonton; W.  13 Pease. City: F. L. Gainer. Luc-know,  Out.: R. P. Peltipicccaml friend. Gir-y:  P. Ross. Hamilton: G. Chapman. Calgary: ,1. Reid. Vancouver: W. Rogeis,  "Tiig Columbia." Arrowhead: T. G.  Wynn. Vancouver.  Columbia House��������� N. Chambers. C.  Rankin. Town; Mont*/. Geiilel. Wetaskiwin: W. Doyle, lllecillewaet: David  Bremner. Geo. Dallas. B. Turner. New  Denver; D. A. Dewar, 190 Vonge St..  Toronto:   A.  E.  Stewart,    13 rant ford:  G. E. Grogan, Edmonton: F. Young,  IL Young. -Miss Cameron. Winnipeg:  T. G. Naves, Valley City, N. I).: W.  M>"ers.__N_eej_awa:__[_is.. Gumming, ln-  ronto: D. McDonald. Strathmore: T.  -Moran. City; ,1 F. Forbes. J. Atkinson. Fort Saskatchewan: T. C.'utmati,  Arrowhead; R. Scott. ,T. E. Long.  Town: J. J-'. Leslie. F. Ppt-incall. lllecillewaet: <\ Bisset. S. Edmonton: J.  liiirnet. Denver. Col.: S. Cramer.  Seattle. Wash.: G. E. Manuel. Donald:  D. A. Dewar. Golden: N. Chamber-.  Town: .7. E. Long, M. Murray. Long's  Brewery.  Centra1.: W, IL A'ic-kers, S. 1>.  Crowle. D. Monro, city: Forbes Groat-.  Dan Brown, Bad Land*-: John Saunders, Sandon: W. C. Groat. Edmonton;  Isaiah M.-igpe, Oi.ii'mi-e : It. Fli-nii'iu.  Arnprior: F. il. Lewis*. Belt ws-v coed.  North W-.les: A. McRa.-. Laurie; H.  F. Brown, Toronto: A. K. Barrow, L.  P. Johnson. Nrl.-uii: J. W. Thompson,  Lardeau: Ed. lOvans, J. Killoren. Vancouver: II. Edwards. Winnipeg; J. M.  Eelli?, Lower country; ,T. W. .McNeill.  Laurie: It. Cameron. Golden: W. Dixon. Calgary: John Lund, N. Chambers  lllecillewaet: Jas. Fytts. Fiecl. Smith.  Nakusp: Roht. Wallace. Laurie: G. IS. ;  Nagle. oitv: .Inn. Kirhv. Ross Peak;  P. II. Ki'iineily. Tlleoill'ewaet : L. Hu-  dolph, Monlrc.-il: C. J. A. Daw**.  Halifax: L. Earnest. Nelson: A. Ban-.  Mission: John II. Vales, A.J. Wize,  George Aylwrn, Vancouver.  A SSESS3I.ENT T VO li A*  or ASSESSMENT TAX.  Of .ill the vari-ius classe-i of men I hat  go lo make up the popiilat ion ol' a  mining country lhe prospector is the  one to whose share falls I lie greatest  aiutiunt of hard work and baniship,  and to whom the country owes the  very birth and beginning "I" ils (level-  opinenl. His services as a rule pass  iiurecogui'/eil, and but slightly rewarded. For these reasons the legislators  of a mining country should look closely after his inlrrenls and put, every  chance iu his way that they possibly  can. If there is any way, in which the  class of prospectors can he assisted to  ilevelope their Muds until they can  command, instead of imploring, the  assistance of capital, that plan should  certainly be embodied in the mining  laws of the country, and every ell'ort  should be made to enable those who  bear the burden and heat of the day  to reap as largo _i reward for their  labors as possible.  Now the mining laws of British Columbia are noted for their excellence  throughout the mining coiniuunities  of the world. They were hammered  out under the actual necessities of the  situation, by mining men for mining  moil. But prospectors* are pointing  out a clause, which in their opinion  might very easily and without, infringing on the rights of others be  modified in their favin, and to the  essential advantage of the development of the country. The clause in  question is the one allowing the one  hundred dollars for assessment work  to be paid to the government in a  lump sum, instead of being expended  on work on the claim. There, are  numerous cases of poor men, who are  working away lo develope a claim, to  whom the hundred dollars, if paid to  them for work on adjoining claims by  owners, unable to work themselves,  and yet compelled to get the., work  done, would bo of the greatest, assistance. If, instead of taking the easy  course of forwarding a hundred dollars to Victoria, owneis of claims were  compelled to get a hundred dollars  worth of work done, prospectors  would frequently get work at developing claims near their own which  would help them to do. more development on their own claims and at the  same time greatly increase the amount  of work done in opening up the teeming mineral resources of this country  every year. By thus increasing the  chances of the prospector, tho law  would com pel a great deal of development to be done, which is not being  done, and which must be (tone before  capital will step in to carry the work  to completion. In whichever light  the subject is viewed Tin-: H_iiai.d  cannot help thinking that this hunched dollars would ultimately be of a  great deal more use to lhe province if  expended in actual work on mining  claims than if collected by the government nsiin ordinary tax on the possession nf the claim.  _t_ f$������ t>"^^im^iid_ij  taifiiViiniwit ������__iriit^-r^_%w 'J  _#T*Ci'J/r3r,Ei������rniw������  TiiClfT^LL^ir^i\T_  'Mint?   t'n'M'i'L-.  .in)   .#*  F..B. WELL  (SUCCUSSOll TO  GlLKKll it   Wlil.IA)  POST   OFFICE   STORE.  Gent's Furnishings, Stationery,  Patent Medicines, Tobacco,  Small Sundries, Etc,   Etc  BEYELSTOKB,' IB. O.  ^1  1\  AGROUND HOG BASIN  H. HOARE TELLS  HE SEEN IN BIG  OF   WHAT  BEND.  Mr. Harry Maddoek. special correspondent for the- Giiel|ih Advocate, was  in town yesterday. He i'* writing up  -t-iii--"c-'7itirlrv��������� ?r.i_i rif^bem:i:l_"l'~|-'ne-i-e7irr-  er-i of that pap.-*.- who'are intore-ted in  ���������he developnii-ni.-of tho mining interest of the Dominion. IL: says thai  people in th" district fiom which he  coin'-s- are taking a lively interest in  mining matters in British Columbia,  and strong companies of prominent  hnsines- men hi Guelph. Gait -unl  oilier cities are li'-'ngformed to handle  minim; propi-rty ^.r.i\ a i,u--,'r- quantity  ��������� *.f Eiu--|������-rn '.siil c rt.iir,sy eolne  our way this m-,i.-,m>.  " W. A. Mart'-1 .v. Son, phototrniph-  i-ri. v, ill In- in lown fm* I im wi-k1-.  ���������Sltidiii at. I'liirni Hotel. C.iliiin-i  ph������>'������i-s. >.">.2."-. '/ni' iarg" piatmo pii','.'i.  ilxll.- in iianiKiime iraii.e v. ill !,-���������  giv,*-n with eitc'n do'/.i-r; raOinel plmti,..  All our Work w c;ii.'ii.tnleed .imi flin-1,-  ed in your town. Call at !*>lndio -I'li  -ce sample.-,, No phrilii-* taken af!���������������������������_���������  3 p.m.  , Mr. J. _.M. Kdlie. M. P. P.. came ;,.  from a vi-df to his const il uent- in :b>-  soul h country on Sunday. ()i> Tti'"-  ,lay. in company with (/old Conuiii���������  sinner firaliam lie visiti-d the .-ii-- of  the bridge over the lllei iili-v,.n-t,  which wa- washed away la-l .-priiig.  He. left-on No. 1 for Vicloria. wh'f-  he will remain till after the ncx. _,..���������.  sion, which meel.s on the Pith lost.  Steady Development . Next Spring- in  the Big Bind Assured ���������English and  Canadian Capitalists, to Take Hold to  Develope one of the Richest Mining  Camps    in   British   Columbia  Mr. J. 11. 1-loare, in the Decuiuber  Mining Record has the following to  say in regard to the Big Bend mining  district which is situated sixty-five  miles north of Revelstoke:  The following are a. few notes on the  Ground-Hog Basin in ".the Big Bend  of tho Columbia, taken during my  stay there this summer in the interests  of lhe Big Bend Mining it- Development Syndicate, all the members of  which,except Mr. J. AV. Haskinsf of.  Revelstoke, are residents ��������� ot Vancouver.  The Vancouver syndicate's property  lies in and around the Basin at the  head waters of McCulloch Creek,  which is reached by trail from Revelstoke, a distance of about seventy  miles, the principal stopping places on  the runlu being Game's Creek, twenty-  eight miles from Revelstoke: Boyd's  Ranch, thirteen miles from Carne's  Creek: Downey Greek, six miles from  Boyd's; Lal'ornie's Ranch, at Gold-  it ream, about nineteen miles from  Downey, and from Coldstream to the  claims about five miles.  . When following the trail up McCulloch Creek, and within one mile of  the claims, tlie valley, which forms  the Basin, commences to extend on  either side of the creek, spreading out  for a considerable distance, with  grassy knolls rising gradually up to  the summit of the hills which surround  the basin, until an elevation of 7.000  feet above sea level is reached, tho  Scenery from which i.s magnificent.  .'Water apoears to be plentiful, and  f should judge there would always be  sufficient for all ordinary milling purposes, as there are innumerable small  streams running on the country formation, all uniting to form McCulloch  Creek.  Timber is fairly abundant for mining purposes, and suflicicnt for all  present needs for fuel and tho necessary log cabins, and consists of blac-k  -arid-". hitB-'spi-ui;rt7���������There-is-no-c.edar-  at this altitude, about 0,000 feet above  sea level. The country through which  McCulloch, Fi;enth and Gamp Creeks  run. though mountainous, is surrounded by .still more enormous peaks.  The formation of lhe Basin, and the  French Creek side of the summit is  micaceous slate, which runs east and  west, with a slight inclination to the  east. It is worthy of note that it is iu  place, and not, tilted on end im many  persons have asserted, but. I presume,  they have never been there, and, therefore, these  stat ents  were   made  in  ignorance. The quartz, veins cut the  -.niilry fniiuation at. light angles,  .-;irinin"g noith and ninth, and dip  .-lightly lo the west. This applies to  all the claims a- fur as (he assessment  work .show", though I believe, the  i (riusij of the Orph-'ii Boy lend north-  wi-st and soul beast, and is proving of  L.-1'i'.il width as depth i.s attained, bearing out Mr. Haskin's contention (hat  -ome very large leads run in I lint  direction, and lie knows tho country  well, and has studied it in a very  practical manner, incorporating Ihe  "i phnn Boy as a result of Ins energy  and tabor.  The work done on the Vancouver  properly shows some good 0011110110111  leads, fi-om on'; foot to t'nic-e feet wide  oT free nulling quart'/.; in several  claims free gold being visible in the  wall, as well as iu tins quartz. The  assays, from sampling of various  claims, run thus: ,'j_00.2.''>. HilSO.'IO,  $20.(il, !ji2*3.-IO. $1)1.00, $7(1.00, etc., in  gold: there is also a fair percentage of  silver, for which no test was made.  The present appearances indicate  next spring the commencement of  steady development, and tun consequent expenditure of a large amount  of capital, in two cases, I believe,  by representatives of London, or  English financiers; and the Vancouver  syndicate will incorporate some of  tlie property early in the spring.  Before the Big Bend, however, can  attract lhe attention it deserves, it  will be necessary to facilitate transportation by removing many boulders'  from 1 he bed of .the Columbia River,  in order lo make that stream navigable for steamers even as far as  Laporte, and though I' understand a  certain appropriation has been made  for" this purpose by the - Dominion.  Government, the sum mentioned, 1  learned.from reliable sources, is totally  inadequate. This question is of vast  importance to .all interested in this  section, and means much in the way  of trade to the town of Revelstoke,  and some united action should be  taken to induce our Local Government to co-operate with the Dominion  in this good work, as the country  benefitted will be' large, there being  over forty locations in the Ground  Hog Basin, besides those at Keystone  Mountain, 'Carne's Creek, and other!  places. Tho present mode for getting  in supplies and-mtichinery is by pack-  train and boat; towed along the liank  and poled up stream by men.  ��������� When this disadvantage is overcome (here is every reason to believe  that the Big Bend of the Columbia  will become one of the richest mining  sections of British Columbia. The  quartz in the Ground Hog Basin being  free milling, if is readily seen that the  expense attendant on the treatment  of smelting ores does not apply to this  district.  WHY BOTHER  BAKING P  When you can get' Good'-  Bread, Cakes, ��������� Etc.,' Etc.,  at.Right Prices from  W. B. McKECHNIE,  (M. It., M. D. O. Al.)  PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.  Oi'i-icB in It, Simson's house, (next rreal)."-  tpriiin church.) Calls by teloiilinni'orul(;;crii|ili  prompt,!)- iiltcindoa to. Ollice hums: 'j:30 to  11 it. in., 1:'M to 1 and 7 to 8 p. 111.  Rkvklstoice.  b. a  A man always looks his best;  more especially if the SUIT is  well made. "We guarantee this,  and at the lowest price. Call in  and inspect our Goods.- A full  and complete range of cloths to  choose from���������Finest workmanship. Our complete stock of  GENTS' SUITINGS is strictly up-  to-date.  ARE YOU GOING  TO BUILD THIS SEASON ?  If so, you should consult,  L. A. FRETZ  Practical  Builder.  and getii reliable estimate based on a  wide and  valuable experience  in  the  building business.  Shop Job Work Done 'TfS  Ontario   Hard Woods   kepi,   in   stock  Also other odds and ends which1  are useful in our line of  business.  Workmanship Guarant eed  . Terms Cash.  THE REVELSTOKE BAKERY  Confectionery. Canned Goods, Etc.,  :kept. in stock.  A. N. SMITH"^^;    "  Baker and Confectioner.  Ilcvclstoko Station, B.C.  Frank Julian  UliALKll  I'M  First-Class  Dry Woodi  All orders left, with Mr. II. N.  Coursier will receive my prompt anil  careful attention.  NOTICE.  The parly tlmt took rny Stanly BullnoRe  Combination Plow l'lm.c from inv new build-  iiiK in tho fall of lSOti, will obllctb by ruturnir...  tlie .mice, 'llicy win _������ivo tho troublu of a  Ki-rtrob warrant, and bciiiK kopt al-' Govern-  iiiiint (>.,<*-)(>u.-jc. Tliero aro private marks on  tho I'lunc .  RoiiEKT Tapping,  Builder.  Wholesale  "     andTRetail  BUTOHEB  D13AT.ISU  IX  Milk'- Cows; Saddle, Puck, Driving and'Draught Horses.  Revelstoke Station,        ���������   ���������       B. C_  Any Ont'  Requiring; Wood  Can Buy it Cheaper from ���������^������eMk  W. FLEMING  Than you can afford to steal it,  and take the chances of being  caught.  Draying a Specality  At -Lowest Prices".-  ^_2@  &  ?f*  ^  ^  m  ���������iX&lx -JLA-iJ-lJL     AjI i������___U l>i! JiMJ������ if ^  Sole Agents for Ram Lai's Tea  Agents for the Victoria Giant  Powder Co.    Powder from 45  to 75 per cent.   Also Judson's  and Stump Pov/der.  Caps and Fuse.  Hfc UdiahM  '*������*-*%. --y<;  A Complete Stock of  HARDWARE  And a Large  Supply of  FRESH GROCERIES  always on hand.  Selling* off Remnants of Prints and Dress  Goods at Cost.  ^  Full line of Miner's Supplies carrieu &U  ii-3  Ti out Lake City.  -if  ifn:.....,..>,..,^-..,.ft  ���������������> "*"������������������������-!*���������������������������! ir***;


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