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 \y  - ,{���������/// 'A  {��������� ,:V>-  Published in the Interests of Revelstoke, Lardeau, Big Bend, Trout Lake, lllecillewaet, Albert Canyon and Jordan Pass Districts.  -ISSTJED   a-'WIC-E-A.-WEE-K: ��������� W-EZD^IESID.^-SrrS   -A3iT3D   SJATTJ**E?,_DA.-5rS-  Vol.  I.    No    11.  REVELSTOKE, B.C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 24, 1897.  $2.00 a Year in Advance.  QHAS. R. CARLYON,  BARRISTER-AT-LAW,  SOLICITOR,  AND NOTARY PUBLIC.  /t-j'OFKICR :   Mall bulldlntr, Rcvelstoko. B.C.  T. L. HAIG . .  KOTABY -PTTiaXjIO.  MINING, REAL ESTATE,  and Generil Commission Agent.  Fire and Life Insurance.  Representative i flhe Kootenay  Smelling and Trading Syndicate.  Agent for Revelstoke, Trout  Lake, and other Townsites.  Back of  My Promises  1b tho cortalntty of fulfillment o( each -and evory  ono of them.  "When you leave your AVatch with mo for  rfpnirBltlsBvftlciont Riinninlec that you will  liavo an accurate and reliable timepiece.  Did it over occur to you that moro watches  aro ruined by. incompetent workmen than  itctual w- ar J Wo havcitalnod the reputation  for miles a ound for best work and lowest  prices. :A trial will convince you.  S. K W. GAINER . . .  HiK',1 Grade AVatch Specialist.  REVELSTOKE  IRON WORKS  BLACKSniTHING and  JOBBING,  PLUnBINQ and PIPE-FITTING,  TINSniTHINQ and SHEET IRON  WORK,  MACHINERY REPAIRED.   .  Mining Work a Specialty.  -Robt. Qordon,   -   Revelstoke StaT*  Canadian Pacific Railway  FREE "PASS  This Pom la Rood on nil i���������|"���������Jf'  providing tho bearer walks. carrleaJiM"  own baeKagc. Bwlnn oil tho rivers, and  Stops Sr^ilB Shaving. Halrouitlog,  Ebampeo and Seafoam ������t  ������������������in   ,,' n  MORQAN  Also for Cigars. Cigarettes. Tobaccos,  Fruits and Confectionery.  One Door Bast of Columbia. Hotel,  BiSVELSTOKE, B. C.  This Pass is not transfirreble. except to  another man with money.  . ���������    -        *m*. ^ .if    m.   **rT. 'J  -  Cr jar s'jqjBltW���������  Mining, Real Estate and Insurance Agent  General Agent Ferguson Townsite.  REVELSTOKE,  B. C.  ROBT. SAMSON  DEALER IN'  CORD AND STOVE WOOD  at lowe* t prices.  Dray Ing of all kinds promptly at-  tended lo.   Prices right.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  NAlhS!  Just nuloneli'd, a carload,  consisting of  Cut Nails  Casing Nails  Wire Nails  Wire Finishing Nails  Moulding Nails  Etc.-all sizes  On hand, complete stock of  Horse Shoes,  Horse Shoe'Nails  <- Toe Calks  Round Iron, all sizes, t to I inch.  Square Iron.-all sizes, .)��������� to !f ihch.  Flat Iron, all sizes, I to 4 x i, j", i.  Bar .'Steel.  Octagon Steel, Etc.  Sheet Copper, Galvanized Iron, Zinc, at  lowest prices.  BOHRNE BR0S.,  REVE12ST0KE srAflSN  ^-rii-iAyfiWr,-?*  Ceylon,   30c  Assam, ;-40c  r      and 306  Congou. 20c  Japan, 35c  FANCY BISCUITS, All  Kinds, 20c. per.Lb.  Hiitfhknii &  McGregor  NOTE AND COMMENT.  It seems to The Hkuai.d that the  legislature has the remedy for overcapitalization eif milling; companies  in its own hands,'.without any further  legislation on the subject at all. The  committee which: sits on a charter,  for which application has been made  to Ottawa, is just as liable to raise or  lower the proposed capital of the company, as to make any other alterations  in thu act of inceirporatiou. If they,  have this power at Ottawa, it- seems  probable they have it at Victoria" as  well. At all events they havo got to  find some old methoel or devise' shine  new one for dealing with the erils'-of  over-capitalization and wilel cutting,*  without knocking the prospector '"anil  small business man, who wants'"'to  help the prospector, and-share ',,his  profits, out of the ring altogether/} If  they cannot, over-rupitaliziitinn "'"' *  wilel catting must go on. -   ',  . ai'id  Tho eastern papers are shouting ifof;  Canada to retaliate to the Corliss Act  hy passing a precisely similar measure*'  British Columbia is the only province  in which such a retaliatory measure  woulel have any appreciable effect and  British Columbia, does not want'it.  The discovery and development' .of  Kootenay are* very largely ehiei- tb  American pluck-anel go-ahead spirit.  They are*, a factor of immense values in  Kootenav right now. Kootenay..needs  them in. her business, . If, any stich  retaliatory act is passed, it ought ito  contain a. clause making it optional"  for.anyone of the provinces to aelopt  it or not, as they e-hoose.- The Corliss  act is a disgrace to civilization' and  Ontario, at which ,,it is aimed," snivy  well feel s>ore over it. but that is.i'no  reason why British Columbia, should  be compelled to supply the plaister. )���������-���������.  J.   R.   HULL   &   CO.,  Successors to Hull Bros. * Co.,  Butchers and Wholesale and Re tall Dealers  .in Beef, Pork, Etc.  KAMLOOPS and   REVELSTOKE.  All orders In oor lino promptly filled.  The.Herald cannot agree with  some of the speakers at Monday's  meeting that the'provincial gewern-  tnent shews any sign of fulfilling its  promise tn do its share towards protecting our river bank here. On-.the  contrary it has intimated as ilistiilct-.  1y as possible that it-looks upon'stile  whole woik as one to be perfi>rme_d'.i>y  the Dominion.- Government,*'; alone.  Unele-r ..these ^circumstance's, ."ory'tlie  principal.', that-;half^-af/hinf^is ^jetter  thun'.n6"bread, the'best cowse'to- pur-,  sue woulel seein to be to prevent the  Dominion nppioprint ion' lapsing altogether hy tusking, Mr. Bostock to lay  the matter before^ Mr. Tiu-te anel try  to get the appropriation made unconditional. Then if the p**cple of Revelstoke do not know; when the time  comes, how to'tleal -with the government, which has so - shamefully le-It  them in the lurch, all The Herald  can say is that they deserve all  the kicks they have got from it in the  past aud are .likely to get in the future.  MR.  BOSTOCK INTERVIEWED.  The Questions of the River: Bank,  Townsite, the Upper RiverjandJ Post  Office Discussed.  At a meeting hold in the Union  Hotel on Siitm-iliiy afti'rnoon between  Mr. Bostock and the board.' of trade  several matters of vital interest to  this place were taken tip. With regard to the question of protecting the  river hank here' Mr. Bostock saul he  had seen Mr. Turner anil tlie latter  did not consider that it. was binding  on the province to elo anything. Mr.  Tartu had written Mr. Turner on the  subject but; bael received no answer.  Mr. Bostock did hot' think 'that the  Dominion Government could very  well he'askeel tei elei tlio whole work,  but he would see Mr'.' Tartu as soon as  he got. to Ottawa. He had told Mr.  Turner that if something was not dune  this year, there w'ould be 'no townsite  left tei protect. The* money had been  appropriate.el for the work of cleaning  the upper river at the canon and the  work should he coninienceil at once.  He had sent a telegram to Ottawa the  night before calling the. intention of  the authorities to the ma'tter.  i In reference to the title eif the town-  site Mr. Ebert had staled to him . that  the provincial government required  the agreements from Fai-well before  they could go on, which had not been  sent in except-hi four cases. He hail  seen Mr. Farwedl; in Nelson and ho  could not understand what the provincial government had to do with  any title except his own. A proper  map had also to he forwarded from  Ottawa, and fyleei and he would see  .that it was sent. It was pointed out  to Mr. Bostock that the Ottawa  authorities held a number of the  grants belonging to Revelstoke property owners, and Mr. Ahrahamsoh  promised to. furnish, a list of them.  'Also thatrii number of tlie original  holders were dead or scattered all over,  the "world and that a large portion  e>f the original townsite was in the  river. If property owners hael to wait  until the history of every holding  was cleared up to the satisfaction of  the provinci.al government, the ques':  Hon would never lie settled at all.  Theques'tioh of the confusion arising from there being two post offices,  named so nearly alike and so e-leiso together, brought up a long discussion  in the course of which several sugges-  tions'we're, made, the most feasible of  which seemed'to be an exfra'trip, on  -th'e.'partj6f.'the.mail carrier. ���������_ ' *-  ^Ir.'Bos.toek' promised., to look into  theiiiri.t'terof.the survey, of the" Dotni-  hion Ipnds dowu." .the .river and Itlje.  .lmai*d:wi������hdi"i_.v lifter passing a vote of-  thanks; for the 'ceiurtesy"~with- -which  their complaints had been considered.  T0VNS1TE  The Centre  of the  Lardeau  Mines  Still a few lota left of the surveyed  portion on Victoria Avenue.  Prices: $110~inside and $160  corner lots.  C. E. SHAW,  Revelstoke. General Agent.  1/     '        '  ST. BONIFACE ELECTION.  The  American  Residents   of  Rossland  Protest Against the Corliss Bill.  Winnipeg. February 22���������Saturday's  election at St. Boniface.*, resulted, as  expected���������in Lauzon's victory, 'Total  vote*, polled was 590; Lauzon polled 388.  Bertram! 203. It is considered a complete victory for the supporters of  separate* schools.  Rossland, February 20.���������At a meet  ing of United estates citizens here last  night resolutions were adopteel  elenounciiig the action of the States in  passing the Corliss bill-and asking  Presielcnt Cleveliinel to veto the alien  labor measure.  Lardeau Railway Co.  .  The Lardeiiti Railway Co. Bill introduced by Mr." Hume, proposes to incorporate iis a coinpiiy J. A. Mara, of  Kamloops. and Win. Farrell and F. S.  Burnardof-Vani*ouver,-together with  other persons who may. become shareholders; the capital stock to be $500,000  in $100 shares. - They are authoriseel  to build and operate a standard or narrow guage railway from some point  at or near Galena em 'Thumb Bay. on  the Upper Arrow Lake, Kootenay district, to a point- at or near the forks  of the Lareleaii River .or Creek, with  branch/lines to'Trout Lake and Fish  Creeks The company- is authoriseel tei  take''front the south fork of the" Lardeau, at or near a point two miles  from the forks, and to usefeirgenerating" electricity, electric power and  heat, or otherwise, so much of the  water requireal. Is also authorised to  operate electric works for the purposes of its own enterpris.es anel fen*  supplying power and heat to others.  The railway is to he* commenced within two year, and the electric system  within three.  For the purpose,eif aiding in the construction of the railway the 'company  iR empowered to construct anel main-  twin wagon roads along the proposed  line, and until the completion ������f the  railway to collect tolls from all persons  using such roads: with horses or  vehicles. _  '' The Great Northern.  Mr. Hugh McPherson, manager of  the Great Northern claim, Ferguson,  paid The Hehald a visit on Monday.  Work on the'road will be begun at  once, as ytha/Horne-Payne syndicate  intend to''start development work on  the True Fissure*;' their latest acquisition, as "soon" as supplies can he got in.  The building of the road will enable  Mr. McPherson to do some more shipping. ��������� The crosscut is now in 84 feet,  and , there ��������� are four tunnels on the  load���������110. 81,12 and 181 feet in respectively. The average of the* shipping  ore vims 110 oz. in silver, $8.00 in gold  and about 10 per cent, iu copper; but  there is a part of the lead of a much  higher grade, which goes $4.30 oz. in  silver. $34.00 in geilel and 21 per cent,  copper. Tlie featl is ahont 200 feet  through. ������������������������������������ There is another lead lying  higher u',i the mountain, which  the surface indications point nut as  even richer than the one . on  which elevelopment work has been  done in the. Great Northern, Broael-  view and other claims.  ILLECILLEWAET.    "  The Cable Tramway  Stretched, at  the  .Lanark Mine.  From Our. Own Corronpond-.'nt.  Messrs. Richardson "and McRae have  returned froni Halcyem Springs.  E. Euiert, recently injured at Laurie,  is now fully recovered.  ��������� '���������-  The cables of the Lauark train way  are all stretched, anel in a couple of  weeks the buckets- will be running.  The concentrator" is Hearing comple-  tion, and is a Hne building.  We are having beautiful weather;  cold nights and bright, mild e'ays.  M. Spisak is beginning work on his  claiftra few hiilesahoveherer1���������" -���������  Our town is very quiet at present.  The only excitement we have nail foi*  some time'.'was a dispute over some  wooel. Two men hael paid for it, and-  the eine whei got the weiotl seeme*el sat-  ixfieel, but the one who geit left was  "kicking."      ' ���������  Trout Lake Mining District.  The following transfers and locations  have been recorded for the month of  February to date in  the Trout Lake  mining district:  Silver Reef, J interest, McDonald->to  MePhail. anil J interest to McFivlden.  Iron Mask, i interest.'Griffiths to  McDcnald. i interest. Griffiths to MePhail. $ interest, MeDonnlel to McFnd-  dcn.  Buckeye, J interest, Griffiths to McDonald, i interest Griffiths te> MePhail,  f interest McDonald to McFadden.  Silver Bottom, i interest. McFadden  to MePhail, J interest, McFadden -to  McDonald.  Bannockburn, J interest. MePhail to  McFadilen. 1 interest, McFadden to  McDonald.  Princes Marie, Francis Jewell, Lucile  K, Queen Mary. j. interest, ��������� Wagner  et al to Rugh.  .Consideration $50,000.  Queen Mary, i interest,"Kennedy to  Henley.    .  Ella, J interest. Porter to Henley.  Cain, 4 interest, Westfall t.o.Dav|s.  Nettie L, J interest,' Crockett to  Magee.  Canadian Girl,-i interest, Home to  Northey.  Silver Tip, i interest. Hackney to  Cnssin.  The following location was recorded  this month:  '.'Gerald" by Wm. Glenn.  Ore Shipments.  The following were the shipments of  ore through Revelstoke to American  smelters for the week ending Feb. 20  , $2,780  1,502  Fisher Maiden....  **           t*  1,300  3,003  Idaho   ������������           It  5.114  ��������� t          41  5,022  ....40,000 "  3,715  Ti.022  1,502  THOMSON'S LANDING.  An Accident on the   Ice  at,- the   Mill-  New Post Office���������Fires at Trout Lake  ���������Trail Creek People Taking a Hand.  From Our Own,Correspondent.  Yesterday, while breaking a road  on the ice to haul saw logs to, tha mill  at, Conmpii', the team .broke" through  the ice. AH the m'll hiituls ran down  to the scene of the 'accident and ''pulled  out both the horses. . One of the  horses was all right,'i'ibut; tho other  which somehow got its'head under the  ice was dead.  : Tho saw mill on the Arm is soon to  get, a peist ofiice'to be known as Coii*.-  n pie.  Ed. Crockett, Billy Glenn and Cap.  Johnson have sold their interests m  the "Nettie L" and "Mavhe" to Revelstoke parties who are wen-king for a  large company.  Trout Luke City's Are brigades have  been called out to two fires recently,  but little damage was done, as the bri-  gaele soon got them under control.  Last Wednesday Bourko's Hotel  caught, tire in the'roof when a couple  of yards eif shingles were* elestroyi'd.  On Thursday the Queen's Hotel caught  tire over the dining room, but was extinguished before any damage was  dune. The cause in both cases were  defecth'e stove pipes.  Mr. W. H. Vickers, provincial constable, from Revelstoke was visiting  us last week. We fortunately elon't  reeiuire his services much down here,  as we are all very good at present.  Aiuly Cmnmiiigs cnnie over, the ice  Thomson's last Tuesday. He is still  fe.eling very weak from an attack of  la grippe.  It is reported that Trail Creek parties  havo secured a few more claims on  Fish Creek. ' It is expecteel that' Fish  Creek will he the scene of great activity, next summer.  Thomson's Landing people have purchased five lots at Ferguson this week.  This seems to he the coming city of the  country. "  .     ! DONALD.  Entertainment in .Behalf of- the   Indian  Famine Fund���������Mining  Operations  at  Beaver���������Changes in Railway Circles.  From Our Own Correspondent.  'R. A'. Kingston is paying us a flying  visit: He l'eports'things fairly good  at'yVindermere,;, notwithstanding', the  iiiiiisiialiy.,sever,e winter.that they: are I  having, and -everyone" is' looking." foi--''  ward te������ Forti.Steele to .boom that part  of the country next spring.    - "*" '  Post Office Inspector Fletcher went  through on.SinuIay's'No."?. en route for  Fort Steele to investigate the late mail  robbery, and lemodel the present very  iii'teleejuate mail service.  Mining ^is .not confined to West  Kootenay'alone. AVe learn on very  good authority that. Messrs. Neilson,  Downie and Robertson are doing a lot  of work on a free milling gold (_uartz.|  prospect at Beaver, B. C. This mine  is close to the C. P. R. truck, and the  surface assay-went $4 a ton. They"  have been working on it all winter  and already have a 45 foot shaft  driven, and with a very favorable indication of striking the main lead. at  about lbO feet. ,  It is with regret that_we learn that  Engineer J tie). O'Walsh", who'was hurt  in-Donal(Lyard_las.t' -fall is; mending  very slowly. He is' at-present in'  Royal Victoria hospital, Montreal, and  his arm appeals to have only partially  knitted. Dr.' Roderick, the surgeon  in charge, fears that amputation 'inay  be necessary. The arm, however, is  going to be rcbroken at the elbow and  wrist to give it another chance, anel  should this fail, it will have to be  taken off.  , A- musical; and ;'dramatic.: entertainment] in aid of the Indian Famine Fund  was given at Donalel em Frielity evening to a verv large audience, when a  lengthy musical programme was ex-  e'cuted" The violin -'duets anil solos by  Mr. Barron, our popular school teacher,  and Dr. Proctor were highly appreciated. Donald's popular songstress,  Mrs. Pitts, sang "Mavourneen" in her  usual pleasant manner, and was rapturously encored, but owing to hei  name being em the 'programme for  two other songs, she was excuseel. Thu  only Alf. Penzer sang '.'They all love  Jack." and was encored and rendered  'Jack's come back" in a very taking  style. Mr. Foster's '���������Sailing" was well  received.'.. Duct, "Maid of Athens" by  Mrs. Pitts and Miss Behan, and-duet  "Lighthouse in tlie Sua" by Mr. Penzer  and Mrs..Pitts were, charmingly i-en-  dered. Song, "Man in the Moon" by  Miss Behan was given in an artistic  manner, and-highly applauded, but  owing to length of programme, encore";  had been tabeioed. The entertainment  closed with that laughable farce "Box  & Cox" by Mr. Dunne, Mr. Ruttan  anil Mrs. Kimpton in a remarkably  realistic way.. considering the short  time at their; elisposal ti) get it up.  Shaw's "Bottom Upwards" Was re-  cc' ved. with shouts of laughter. It is  expected the next piece to be put on  the boards will bring a full house.  Mr." P. F. Belleau, late agent at the  Glacier, is stopping at the Nelles  House.  Mr. J. G. Clark and Mr. W. S. Clark  of Donald, have been appointed C.P.R.  agents at Glacier and Enderby respectively. ��������� _  Miners and  Prospectors.  Will fintl it to.their interest to  write for catalogues of Apirejo Harness. Saddles, cct., to Cakson & Shohe  Calgary.  TROUBLE IN THE CAMP.  ROCKS AHEAD OF THE LIBERAL  GOVERNMENT.  The School Question���������Tariff Rcvisiou  and the Crow's Nest Railway���������Affairs  in the Local Legislature,  (Sl'KCUAL to .the Hurai.ij.)  MoNTilisAL. Fed). 21.���������Tlie ri'sult of  the St. Boniface election has createel  a feeling of jubilation amongst the  French Conservative,nnd they lire  going into the bye-elections in Quebec  with full conflelence that the Laurier  Government will receive another blow-  in the home of its friends. The bye-  elections in Quebec will be fought out  wholly on the school question.  The Patrons of Industry are now in  session here. They will demand Cun-  aeliaii legislation for the regulation of  railway rates'similar to the Interstatu  Commerce law.  Ottawa, Feb. 2k���������It is said that  there is trouble in the Ministerial  camp at. Ottawa over the revision of  the*, tariff, anel that the party for tariff for revenue only is not likely to be  in evidence, when the finished.'-work  appears.  An important meeting of the Cahi-  net.^is calle-el for Thurselay to consider  the building of the C-iow's Nest Pass  Railway. The Canadian Pacific are  putting forward great efforts to get  the work., and 'are being opnoseel  by the'se who favor the roail being  built by the government.'  JTIiere appears no likelihood of any  assistance to the railway from Knot-:  enay to the coast being granted, the  government not regarding the; project"  iis of an importance equal to the Crow's  Nest road.  The"whole cry before the tariff: commission toelay "was in favor of protection. Manufacturers in almost;  every instance ask to be left alone.-  Thuy have all they can do, they say, .  to exist with the present protection.  Victoria. Feb. 24.���������The house made  gooel progress yesterday disposing of  several items of business.  -. A i-ctiirn asked foi* hy Mr. Kennedy  respecting ���������the'qu'antity of land alien-,  ated for-'railway purposes was ordereel.  "*,'The'".B."'C.--Suutl)erii-niid-Mt'.ster'.atid-  Servaiit bills were read the, third 'lime',  and passed.   .       ,^     -..../������������������  A resolution of "Mr. Helmcken urging an increase in the Chinese tax was  adopted. -    .  l>r. Walkem's motion declaring that  the mortgage* tax bears undulv upon  diffe'rehtihenibers of theyconmumily  was adopted. . This completed the.  day's prejgramme.  THE NEW YORK   MARKET.  -Today's Quotations in the   Metal Market. .  New York. Feb. 21.���������Bar silver. Big;  Copper, easy, brokers, $12, exchange  $12.00; Lead, strong, brokers  $3.05," exchange S3.27A @ $3.:->0.  THE TROUBLE IN CRETE:  An Armistice of one  Week  Arranged���������  Cretan Autonomy the Probable End.  London, Feb. 23.���������Mr. Chamberlain  informed the Commons yesterday that  there was no thought: of holding an  Imperial conference, while the Colonial  Premiers were attending the Diamotnl  J ubilcc.  Despatches were read in the house,  today confirming the announcement  that an armistice of one.week bail  been arranged in the Island of Crete.  The press approves gi'iierally of lhe  reportetl selection of Col. JeJhii-*Hay  as the successor to U. S. Ambassador  Bayard.  Athens. Feb. 23.���������Some scheme of  Cretan autonomy is under -consideration by the peiwer.s.but it is premature  to say that tlie Sultan has given his  formal sanction. Much depends upon  the attitude of Greece, but it is believed that the powers have agreed not to  permit Greeee to annex Crete.  CORRESPONDENCE.  Last Night's.Race at the Skating Rink.  To.the Editor of The Herald:  Sm,���������I woulel like to state through  the columns of your paper that, owing  to the ' skating ��������� race between Eddy  Edwards anel Gilbert Northey \ last  evening not being run on its merits,  for some unknown reason, that in the  future any person or jjcrsons entering  races and found to act in any. way dishonourable or in a fraudulent manner,  shall be ruled off the ice for one year.  I am confident- that the hoys erred  thoughtlessly of the harm they were  doing,' but mind the future.  W. Co-wan.  - Revelstoke Markets.  Retail���������Oats $30 per ton; butter,  dairy 23c., creamery i! 2Sc.; potatoes  $30 per ton; hay, timothy and clover.  $25 per tern; wild hay, $17; beef, by the*  carcase, 6.Jc.-< pork 5.1c.  '-���������j Revelstoke   Herald  JOHN SOX  & PETTIPIECE  Proprietors and Publishers  A Scini-Wookly .Journal, published in tho  ! icrebtu of Ru.elotoko nnd thu uurroundini.  Uirict, Wcelnosduya nnd &'at,t-."da>8, making  oseat conncclioii.i with nil trains.  AelvertiBlng HnteB: Lisplny nils, Sl.fiO per  c . itimn Inch. ?2.D0 per Inch wliunlnsi-rti-clon title  l...)-o. Loj--(il adH. l'2c p.-r (eionpureil) lino (or  11: ul insertion ; 80 (or oaoh additional iuHurtion.  1 leading notice's, 15o per line Cftuh issue. Birlh,  1.. un-iage and Death uotious, tree.  Subscription Hntes: By niiill or rarrior. ?2 00  Vol- iinniini : *)l,'.'j for six months, strictly In  el ,'anco.  e.'ur Job Department: Im: I[r.iui.n Job  l.'-partinent Is 01m of tho best uiiulppoil  in luting oillec������ in Wejsi Ivoot. ii'iv, nnd i-i pre-  lu-tel to exeoutoHll kinels ot '>rit>ting li llril  c d^tnti'la nl honcBC prices One prioo to nil.  /*��������� ei.ioh lOolnriiL'���������nono l.-o small���������for us. *Unil  fillers iirjinptly niteniicil to. (.ilve, 11.1 n trim  tn your next oi eli.r.  I o Ccrrjsponile-nts: 'We invite correspond-  enee un any subject o������ In'errst 10 the general  public, anel elcbire a ri-llnblu reged'*1* eorrud-  iiinelenl in every locality surroundine.  KitvcUtokc. In ull uihos lho hona llelo neinn  hi the writer liiusliieeomi'iiiiy nuinustript, but  J.et iu'eC'sii'I'iy lor puhlicuiim.  Address all coiiimiiiiiciiilons  REVELSTOKE HERALD,  Revelstoke, B.C.  SIGNIFICANT. I DESPATCHES  THE C. P.  R.  AND  THE  NEST PASS  CROW'S  CUMPANY'S   GREAT   POWER  THE WORLD'S HAPPENINGS FOR  THE PAST 24 HOURS  EXPEDITION GONE TO CUBA  WEDNESDAY,  FEB.   ���������*!,  IS! 17.  GOVERNMENT CONTROL  Discussing the control of the  CJiows Nest Pass the Globe has  this to say:  The   proposition for more effec-  tive control   is   not   founded   on  h')**tility to the railways      To a  large extent their   prosperity  is  bound  up with the prosperity of  1 lie country.    To use the power of  State control in such u manner us  to  cripple or injure the   railways  ���������would " be suicidal;   bub  there  is  little fear that we in Canada will  uver   be guilty of that folly.   Experience   lias    shown     tluit    the  power of control may bo exercised  mi as to benelit the railway as well  ns its customers.    Kor example, iu  eine of the reports of the Iowa railway  commission   it was    shown  1 hat   with   the  curtailing  of rebates, secret rates, freo pusses and  other special privileges which the  few enjoyed at the expense ot the  many  there had followed steady  rates and increased revenues iiiori*  than sufficient to make up lor any  nirliciency caused by reductions of-  local rates .   And while the   rail-'  ways actually   benelitteel instead  <>t' losing by the reform, there was  ii   notable   development   of    the  home, industry of Iowa.   The farmer got his supplies cheaper, his  lumber, coal, salt and other heavy  commodities   at  fair   rates,     fie  liiunil   a    market for a portion of  his surplus corn, out*-, hay, wood,  timber, etc.,  at home  nnd   saved  transportation.        lie     marketed  Imgs in  Iowa packing-houses and  saved   freight   charges.     "Wood  and   logs that lay   in the   timber  ) eittintr. the Iowa rates arc making  a market for; anil new  mills  are  {sawing  the   latter up. for use ii),  excelsior, fencing pickets, handles,  boxes   and   other    industries  unknown before. The railway policy  of the long haul has, in a measure,  been     supplanted     by   the   new  system.  (*nilan  exchange ol pro?  rltict-*   between different parts  of  1 lie State  is one of the commendable results.   Hay and corn from  northern   Iowa are   now  sold  at  better prices in the dairy counties  of eastern and  southers Iowa   iu  large quantities,  a thing hitherto  unknown."  The railway eompanie.** tire nob  altogether to"blame for the heavy  rates of transportation that prevail in that part of Canada. The  carriage of freight for long distances through  a sparsely settled   ii. milt r_y_-_i-i_-nn t_u rail >___._ expensive,.  Intelligent anel fair tninelecl men  iicting as railway commissioners  woulel consider these and other  features of the situation. But  isiey might be instrumental in  removing a,J>" inequalities and  injustices which are now inflicting  injury on shippers. Commerce in  1 Ins country has to cope with too  )*i>iny "restrictions without being  placed at the mercy of raihvay  e-urporations submitting to no control and owning no responsibility.  And "Impregnable Position" May Eventually Secure for it What it Wants  ���������Reduced Rates on all Lines to be  Insisted   on    by    the   Government  Ottawa,'February.-17.���������Mr. TV G.  Shaiighnessy, vice "president of the  Canadian Pacific Railway, had another conference with the Ministers in  Hon. Mr. Blair's office regarding the  British Columbia Railway matters.  Mr. Shaughnossy presented strong  reasons why the Government should  not pledge itself te> the construction of  an independent line, from the coast to  Lcthbridgc, and that such n. road, it  built, woulel be powerless without the  co-operation eif tho Canadian'Pacific,  and that, there would not he business  enough for two companies.'  Wixxii'i.'c;, February li).���������The following despatch in the Free Press (C.  P. It. iirgan) seems significant: Mowab,  Blair and Sifton have been appointed  ,-i sub-committee of the Council to  grapple with the question of IheCiow's  Nest Pass Railway anil will hold their  first meeting loclav. Your correspondent sees no reason to withdraw from  .the statement made some days ago  that tlie Canadian Pacilic will be given a charter for the road, which will  be. conditional upon a general reduction in both local ano throucli freight  rates on all their lines. There's ample  room through the Crow's Nest Pass-  for two lines. But competent authorities aver that if two charters were  granted neither company would bo  likely to meet with success in Heating  its bonds, except with great elilU-  culty. Certainly the Canadian Pacific, powerful though that corporation  be, would he hampered in making  financial arrangements if it were  known that another company had another charter over the same route.  Very shortly there will be developments and the lmblic will learn, as  your correspondent learned, how  impregnable is the 0. P. R. in this  matter and in the event, of their meeting Blair's views in the matter of  freight rates the. Government cannot  hut realize that no other company can  so successfully build the Crow's Nest  Railway as tlie great transcontinental  company.  AMERICAN'  LATEST NEWS OF THE DOINGS  OF SENATE  ANGLO   AMERICAN   TREATY  SIE JOSEPH HICKSON.  MORE COMPANIES  CALGAR1ANS   ACTIVELY  IN FOR MINING  GOING  A Littlc'Picce of Heaven.'  Madam*" Alhani visited St.  Boniface  bi'-spital   e'.urinc   her   second   stay  in  Wmiiipeit and the Free Press thin to-  ���������.i-rihes  the   pathos   of   the   occasion:  ������������������Mi-** Beatrice Langley.  who  was  in  the parts*, pl.ivcd two delightful violin  ������_lo*-*,   which "brought   sunshine into  faces   eh awn   with    pain, and   for   a  Mine made the weary  sufferers  .orget  t.-eir -.utTerings.   Then Albani, accom-  liert liv Miss Langley. sang an "Ave  ..'., full of tenderness  anel com-  i.a*������-ion   that    the    attenelants    were  ......unlit to tears.       lade-eel.   even   the  .-������������������eat ������nnis*-tre*ss herself was not un-  .ijT.-'cteel. for liter tears wen; chasing  "each other down  East Kootenay Mining,and Development  Company���������Canyon Creek Company  ���������Alberta and   Kootenay Company.  Besides the big Bald Mountain  Company, whose affairs were noted in  Wednesday's II Eli ALU, several oilier  mining and development companies  have just been incorporated hy  Calgary people.  The Kast Ivootenay "Mining and  Development Company, of Golelen. in  which several of our citizens aru  interested, has a prospector at Fort  Steele purchasing properties in the  Perry Creek and "other districts. Tlie  company already has options on eight  claims, including uolcl. silver and  copper. The officials are: Senator  Lougheed. President: S. Barbel, Vice  President; Geo. S. McCarter, Secretary:  Alex. -McQueen, Treasurer. The  capital is placed at $1.(XX),000, three-  fourths of which is treasury stock.  Mr. A. Allan has a sample of ore from  one of their claims on Perry Creek  which has shown assays of liom SO to  S30'). free milling. A sample of  galena from ���������*. Bull River claim assays  $7.j in copper, silver and lead.  The Canyon Creek Mining and  Development Company .Limiie.il. are  issuing a prospectus. The capital is  4-.0<*0,(J������0-sharcsof-=the-^i������!--Ya!ue.oi^-5L-  31)0,000 of which are reserved for the  treasury. The officers are: A. .1.  Jackson, "Toronto, President: I. S.  Freeze, Calgary. Vice President: T. G.  Wanless,Calgary, Secretary Trea--urcr.  The directorate includes G. S.  McCarter, T. Underwood and several  British Columbia parties. The company owns four chums on Canyon  Creek, ."><) miles due north of Rossland  and one claim near Nakusp.  The Alberta and Kooieiuiy Com pan y  is a development company, formed for  the purpose of dealing in properties,  which they may develop or not: also  to deal in shares and act as mining  brokers. Tlie capital is oij'i.no'j  shares, 330,000 of wliich are tieasury  shares.  Other companies are being talked of.  ���������Calg.irv Hera lei.  Three   Hundred    Frontiersmen   and   a  Large   Cargo of Arms   Depart   for  Cuba���������The   Immigration Bill to Go  ,  Before   the    President���������   Fighting  Dallas, Texas, February IS.���������One  of the largest Cuban expeditions that  has sailed from America left last  night from Pas Ouvail midway  between Galveston and Corpus Christi.  The expedition consisted of 300  thoroughly armed fiontiersmcn, who  had been quietly gathered in tlie south  west.within the last (10 days. -The  cargo includes l-iO.OUO rounds of mixed  ammunition for rifles, shot guns and  revolvers, and several thousand guns.  CSOUS TO THK  IMIESIOUXT.  ���������'Washington. February IS.���������The  Immigration Bill now goes to the  President, tho last legislative sten  having been taken in the Seniue  yesterday by agreement to a conference report ein the bill. Strong  opposition was made to the report,  but on the final vote the friends of the  measure rallied and won by a small  majority. Tho vote was: Yeas 3-1,  nays 21, The bill as passed extends  immigration restrictions against all  persons physically capable and over 10  years olel who cannot read and write  the English or some other language.  ANOTHER IMPORTANT CAPTURE.  London. February IS.���������A despatch  to the Standard from Athens says  that news was received last night  (Wednesday) that Colonel Vasseres  had captured another important  position of vantairo near Vouklies.  Another infantry battalion with guns,  volunteers nnd sloies started for  the     Island    of    Crete    last   night.  A P15|,*INITE Ol'I'El:.  Ottawa. February IS.���������It is stated  that the Canadian I'lti-ilii: Railway  company have made a definite offer 10  build a line through the Crow's Nest  Pass and opei ale it as pari, of their  system.  Writs for the Commons vacancies  in Champlain and Bonaventuro  counties will he issueel tomorrow.  Nominations will be held on March 2,  polling, March '.).  liItEl!m2 .MUST WITIHJtlAW  London Fobruarv 17.���������A despatch  to tlie Daily Mail from Vienna says it  is reported that the Powers addressed  ti collective: note to Greece, demanding  the withdrawal of hcr-naval anil military forces ft 0111 the. Island of Crete  within -IS hours. Failing wliich tho  port of Piraeus will he blockaded and  general hostilities commenced. A elc-  spatcli to the Times says the commanders of the Foreign squadt-ons sent a  joint note; tei Isniiiel Bey,the newly appointed Governor ot Crete, informing  liim that they had addressed an ultimatum to the Commodore ofthe Greek  fleet reciuiring hiui to withdraw from  Cretan waters.  Was Voted Down and Shelved���������It Was  a Surprise to Many���������Sherman Tried  to Force a Vote���������The Treaty Dead  Until Next Session  Wasiuxuton, February II). ���������The  Senate went into executive this afternoon. It was Sherman s announced  intention to force a. vote on tlio Anglo  American treaty today. Immediately  after the Senate closed he asked it to  remain in executive session until the  convention disposed of thu opponents  of the treaty. Ho said that it would  be shelved until next session if a vote  insisted'on it. .���������Sherman then moved  to take up the treaty, when, much to  thu surprise of tunny, it was voted  down by a majority of four. The  treaty is now considered ileiul for this  session whetlier a formal vote is taken  or not.   ���������a...     ���������..  A business mini in Chicago who has  been there* continuously since before  llu: great lire of 1S70, writes to a friend  in Calgary ol the* situation in tlie first  named city: "Business here is a continual nightmare���������expenses heavy���������  volume of business not commensurate  with expenses���������margins small���������collections slow���������future under a cloucl."  SKETCH OF THE LATE GENTLEMAN'S  DISTINGUISHED CAREER.  The Ex-General Manager of tho Grand  Trunk Hallway Born In England���������Mia  Youthful Aptitude Early llcwimluel-  StopH Iii His Hallway I'l-osiuss.  'j_e llrst death of a promo'resit Canadian In the new yeoroceurnod on .fae  1th January, when Sir Josc'P'i ii.e'i-  son, ox-general nuuiugeir of tliu U-rutid  Trunk Hallway, passed awu-y to his  lontv sleep. A sktveh of his'.cairuar Is  very Interesting.  Iu thu yoiia* isao Joseph Tllcfcson was  born at internum,: in Hie Counly of-  Northumberland, Entfhuiel. In 1S51 his  friend ajid jNiiron, Mr.., afterwards Sir  James, Allporl, noUcliiB ills aptitude,  induced lilmi to enter the service ot  the M'anohcater, Shellle-ld and Lmcolii-  bhirc' Ocmipauy.: in ton yours' tlmo  ho liecanit! assistant tei the senern.1  mauageir. Tlie then, gcnoral nuunagct  of the* line was Mr. Kelwunl Wailkln,  who subsequently ber-iune pi-osUlcnl e>t  the Grand Trunk iliUlway Cunrptuiy of  C������*i.ii"i������hi.. lie was favorably liirp.iv.e_od  with youn.r lliekson. The .vowitioii ot  chief uccnuirlunl of the Onuid Trunk  was vacant. Sir., now Sir lOelwn.rd,  Wntklii, offered tiie pomt to "Mr. lllck-  ������on, and in De*ccm,l>er. 1SG1, ho cn-  tereel upon his duties. Nol lona a.ru>r-  wards he   became svcrctu.r>' and   Ircas-  Catarrh of  the Stomach  CHURCH DIRECTORY.  OHimcir  METHODIST  Priiiiuiiinn Bcrvloua at 11 n.m. a-nl  Ituvolstokn.  111. a-nl 7:30  ji.m. Oliiss lnuuliust ol. tlin clnsu of tho  mcirninK sarvicei. cnhbiitli Schonl anil Illblo  Ola.s nt, 2:30 p.m. \V\-okly ji-nycr mcoi.'ng  tivory Wtelnoaeiny cvoniiii; ut 7:30 p.m. Tlie  imb.ie uro corilially iaviteiel.   Sejiits fiee.  HEV. J. A. WOOD, PttBtor.  P RKSIIYT K 111 A N   GH URC1I���������Revels  ^     liorvieo  overy  aiimliiy  ovoniu*    uc  7:30  p.m.     l'.ib'e 01 ins :it   2:30   p.111.,   to  which  ull aro welcome.  Jl. GEDDIS-?, B   A.-rMiBSlonnry.  UOI.Y TIUNITV CUUllOir-ltovclatoko  ���������"--'��������� Preetcliinv: uervieea every Biuulay at  11 a.m. uuil 7:31) p.m.  KEV. K. YOI.LAND, Hcotor.  DO.MAN  "   310  CATHOLIC   CHVJROII ���������Kcvol-  oke.      ilues   every   tttinelny   inorniiiR  at 10:30 a.m. .  KEV. FATHER PEYTAVIN.  Incorporated by Act of Parliament, 1855  Paid up Capital    - ~S2,QOO,000  RestFurid   -    -     -    1,375,000  Head Offiee���������Montreal  ROM  PARIS  The English Fleet Prevent Grcccian  Troops From Landing���������Ordered to  Duty���������Mobilizing Troops  Pa ill*?. Fwbruary 19.���������A despatch  from Canea, Crete, says that the  British fleet prevented the landing of  the Greek trooDS. - All the absent officers of the French navy have been  ordered to join their vessels without  delay. Servia has decided to mobilize  her troops at once.  SHEEP CREEK GOLD  1,-uneii  M^rte.  her   cheeks  The  -i-eiie a������* the wonderful melody poured  i hrough the building wa- one which  w'll never be forgotLen.    It  is indeed  ii<*elc������*<* to attempt to describe, the effect  ,.f th������ riii='c. One poor snlferer :is  Mtuiame* Albani was bielding him  ' die-ii. raised her hand lo his lips and  'murmured:      "Madame,     you     have  Vought a little piece of Heaver, to .us  <..da?." Canadians and !��������� rerie-h Can-  -.di.in>������ ..specially are proud of Madame  Alhani: and little, wonder, when as  ArcJiWhop Langevin said in the cat.fi-  -dral on Sunday, her life and character  .,pn7.,,���������^efcand pure as the heavenly  jniisic which pours from her lips.  .V mr-mber of the U. S. Behr.ng sea  .���������ominis������ion has acknowledged that  the Mtenres  of British   vessels  were  Tieutenant Governor Mackintosh  1,^ been presented with n largely  ligneel request to become Itossland s  first mayor.  Archbishop Langevin, preaching on  ,he school settlement on Sunday, in-  mated that those who accepted ib  t Juld not be considered true Catholics.  Assays Obtained Showing  $6.60 to $56  in Gold, Silver and Copper  Theite-m in Wednesday's! fun a i.n inferring to discoveries t>f rich I'uarl/.  near Calgary en me as a surprise.' to  many people; anil tej none more sei than  to the parties who have stakeel claims  in the iiiinerali/.eel district. One gentleman closely interested wanted" to  know where T'HK Hi-'RAi.n haekgot its  information, as he and his partners  had kept very close about the matter.  On being pressed however he admitte:el  the truth of what we announced anel  showed samples of the rock which had  been taken from the outcroppings and  which had given assays of l-.I'.t'O tej the  ton. Compared with the first samples  taken from the out croppings of Le  lloi mine, which assayed $1.1'', this  shows up well. It is deeper assays.  however, which have created excitement. The highest assay is $���������")(> to the  ton. With such showings at and near  the surface it is not unreasonable to  suppose that Sheep Creek ..may yet  astonish the country by developing  into a rich 'mining camp. Prospectors  are out iri numbers, oven with tin*  snow on the ground, in the hope of  finding ..other ledges. The parties  who have staked claims are yery reticent as to the exact loe-ation iinel will  admit no more that that it is between  10 and .r>0 miles from the city. As soon  its the snow goes off there will be a  small army of mine hunters m the  foothills.  ���������Calgary Herald  FEDERAL  POLITICAL   NEWS  Clarke Wallace is Being Pressed to  Enter   the   Ontario   House   of Par-   ^liaraeait���������The   Election. Protests���������A  Small Panic in Winnipeg���������Four  Chddren and a Woman   Run Down  WALLACE IN ONTARIO POLITICS.  Toronto. February 17.���������The World  says ithe'ars that strong pressure from  many quarters i-s being brought to  bear or. Clarke* Wallace to enter into  provincial politics and make a dead  set on the Hardy Government.  ��������� ki.ixtio.v riteiTEST--;.  Ottawa. February 17.���������Argument  in the election appeals in Winnipeg  and Mac Donald were concluded  yp������-l.erdiiy. .Iiiiltriiient. was reserved.  The appeal in the* Mareptette case is  being ' heard today, utter which  comes   the  West   Assiniboia  protest.  A   HAD   lll'NAW.iy,   .  WiNNITEo, February 17,��������� A runaway hor-ii������. at l-u-lirrl to a cutler,  driven by a Lie! v \ i-ti-ril.iv. dashed i.m  Ut ;i sidewalk e>'i Main Stree.-t.  opposite lhe* Mani'oba Hotel, and  e������intinu������'cl mi t<> I'ortagc Avenue.  The- sielewail. was crnwdeel with  pa.-ser.-by at. tin* time. Four chilelrcn  wen* run over and one woman liaelly  hurt. T!i<>ri* was a regular panic  for the time.  BOAHD OF DIRECTORS  ���������   John H. R. Molson, President  S. II. Ewing, Vice-President  *SJ.T. M. Ramsay   .        Henry Archbald  Samuel Finley    W.M.Macphcrson  J. P. Cleghorn  F. "Wolferstan Thomas, Gen. Manager  A. D. Durnford,  Inspector  H. Lockwood, Assistant Inspector���������'  Tho bank receives on favourabl:  terms the accounts of individuals, firms,  bankers and municipal and othe  corporations.  Interest  allowed    on    deposits    at  current rates.  JKnglish   and   American    exchange  bought and sold at lowest rates.  EKANOHBS ;  Ayhner, Ont.  Brockville, Ont.  Calgary, Alta.  Clinton, Ont.  Exeter, Ont.  Hamilton. Ont,  London. Ont.  Meaford, Ont.  Montreal. P. Q.  ���������St:-Gatharino���������  St. Branch.  Morrisburg.Ont.  Norwich, Ont.  Ottawa. Ont.  Owen Sound, Ont.  Ridgetown. Ont.  Smiths Falls, Ont  Sorel, P. Q.  St. Thomas, Out.?  Toronto. Ont.  TorontoJunc'n.Ont  Trenton, Ont.  -Waterloo,-Onb������������������  Woodstock,Ont  Winnipeg, Man  CALGARY BRANCH  Geo. C   McGregor-* Mgr  WIA'KH,K������   ������UASI������������1  T. e. Phepoa. Mn.nn.f"rer  A SHOCKING MURDER  A Woman Kills Her Husband With  an Axe���������Insane Jealousy Was the  Motive  Ottawa, February LS.���������Xews e.f a  shocking murder, sonic ID mil'-s from  Ottawa.' in the. French Canadian "'-X-  tletnent of West Templeton. reached  this city yesterday.  The victim was n. well-lo-do fiirmer.  Joseph Homier by nariii-. and his end  iv.as caused by an axo wielded hy Ids  own wife*, Esther Homier. The' latter  appears to have, been insanely jealous  and sulTereel .for������������������ months back from  physical ailments, which cejrnph.tcly  upset her reason.  Homier hael been to Ottawa the day  la*fore ami his wifeaccuseel him of consorting with another, woman.  Extracts from "Minini<Laws of llritish Columbia  1. Any person over II ycura of n?tc or any  joint stock eoinpiny. or forcien company, can  obtain a free leiincr's cerilflciit". for onn or  more years, paying h fes of SJ.CO for each year.  2. A free mii.ijr roit'eil anytime obtain a  ������������������cr*. illcato contniPncinff In ������nn nt llio oxpireition  e*f hi������ then exUUnir cirtiflcalc, bv paying tho  rrunla.- feo anel proelucinK such exiulin'.  ceriille-Jito.  3. A free miners certificate is not transferable.  1. Any pe'iton or joint stock company.  n-.i'-InK nr worlclna; on a mineral ninim  without having t'iken out a freo mlne-rV  c^riifli'Ht'i i-������ liable* to pay a penalty not  exceesellnt; ?'i*i. and co&tri.  .'">. Xo person, or joint stock oompnny,  can holil any rlitht or inti-ren to or In uny  mirier.il claim, unleis he orlt ahull havo 11 free  mincr'jcertificate unexpireel.  Should any co-owner Mil to keep up lii-i fi-rc-  miner'.? certillcate, liis int'.-icst boeomes vcatcil  In hi3 co-ov.*ner3.  A shareholelerln a jointBtock eompany need  not be* ee free miner.  0. A free mlnejr.eliirinx th" conlinueinr-o of  hid certificate, but no longer, Iihh tho rliclit to  *������r.ter, locate, proiipent. anel mln������i tipnn any  iva������us linAn of the Croivn. lor .'ill mlncraln  other than coal. '  7. A frco miner mn7 hoM no', mnC- than einc  mineral claim on the; name vein or loile.  ejcc.pt by ptirchauo.  8. A free miner may kill game for Wm own  u-ie while proipectinK or minim;.  9 A free miner shall have all the rights anil  priviIei.eH (trante.l to free miner.i by tho  "Placer Mining Act."  10 A freo miner'H Interent in hii mineral  elalm���������aavo in toc!o:rns lielel as real eitate-  iu a chattel Interest.  SIR .IOKI'1'11   HICKSON.  urer,   ofllces  which   irleel  his caiiocity  10 the utmost.  , Ho ciMised the AtlaJitic Ocea.11 and  took up ids ruHldi'iiuu In Canada and  from tilia.1 elate his life was Interwoven  with the prom-ess of lhe '���������real road-  Mr. Ulckson's lacL was everywhere;  nuuicoalile. lie raivly niaelo 11 inin-  luke, and his devotion to the: interests  of lhe coi:i_jany was not losl Kigtlit ol  iiii ljonelon, where every move theuL he  made was carefully scanned.  In 1S7-1 the resix-wisiljlo otilee ol  gem-'i'.'U uiciua_er faJluig vacant, Mr.  1-I,luliscni w;us hiunediaicly asked to  1111 it. ilo Wiia oarely 44 years ot age,  and the duties were heavy.  Aim list lhe very iirsl living, liial he  did was to i>ut the road on a footing  bv means of which it coulel oomixsle  with nearly all Lhe sister lines in lliia  lioinlsuhoiv. Tho gauKe ut Ills rexul,  eu-st ol' Monti-eal, had lo be chan-getl,  so Unit perfect uniformity c-ould be  had Willi all of the Grand Trunk's  Am-oriciiin and Ciiii5idiii.il .Njnnccllons,  entablitiK the cars to fro Oirou_.ii w-itlieiut  change, a. eerious question to c*onsider,  hut It was soon niiisiereel, a net when  the sclieiiTi* wius miliiiiitteil to Lh������ ful!  boaiil it was adopleel uiiaiiiinously and  psKHecl   with  flying  colors.  About this pewiexl. or a Utile l.**-lei*.  he Induced the 1'Vderal C0vur.1une.al of  Canada to purchase thai pari of lhe  present Intercolonial Kailway which  runs from' Hilviere-dii-*U>_p lo Levis.  This seclion ot road had iK-ven- paid lhe  Grand Truji'k, tmid when Mr. Hickson  succeeded in unloadins it on tlie Government, Ids comieuny ipromptly rKili'/.-  cd .tlw? stei> which lie had ttikcji. The:  proceeds ot the sale. ., aimountlntr to  about ont* lnillic-n and a half of elejl-  lars, wei*o applie.d in securing what  the Graind Trunk had long wta-nted,  viz.: the control of a. direct line lo  tlua.1 sreat, busy euid bustlln������ city of  the west, Chicago. Tills* was considered, at the time, a tiwisterstroke of  railway tad, ability and diplomacy  It proved at once Mr. Hickson's ca-  pacity to deal with enterprise's, however "extesnaivc, in a bold and striking  way. But ho did not rest cewitentcd  with the CTiica_o ' extens.lo'ii alone.  There were even frreater schemes on  -foot,_\vhicli preesed. for fulfilment. A  "line was' built, afi*o.rdirij_ra"di|reot-connection Willi Toledo.Ohio, and the fusion of the Grand Trunk with the  Great Western of Canada gained feir  tin* former a terminus in Detroit. Michigan, which it hod previously lack-  But Mr. Hickson did not stop ait this  point. Besides being Uic general man-  au'*r of lhe. Grand Trunk Hallway  ('.I4S7 1-1 lr/il'.-s) he was president or tne  ClvUa.tro anel Grand Trunk, the DesLvoll,  Grand Haven and Milwaukee, the To-  leel'o Saginaw and Miifkejvoii, the  MU-liigan Air Line, lhe MonlveaJ anil  Champlain Railway, the HI. Clair Tua-  n������I Company, and sewne ooxen more  com pun le������ in Canada; also vice-president "of the Internatioiinl nrtdKe ejoan-  j.anv al Huflalei. n.nd a director of the  C"ii'tn:l VermiMit Hallway, and several  of   Ils   amilalrel   cermnanlc.".  tu .Inuuary. 1SW, the Cruei*n. in re-  F>n;nil'i>ii of Mr. 1 l.ickf-on's services lo  f'an.'Klii.. e-iinfe-t-ivil upon him the rsmk  anil   title of  Knight  liar.holor.   ,���������  In lSfil" Sir .Ii>?.'i������h Hickson married  M'ss Ca<.lic*riiie TX>w dii.upfr.ler of the  late Andrew Dow, anel niece of a  wealthy hrr-wcr of that. name. Of that  union six children a.re now living.  Symptoms : Pressure nnd fullness oftur entinp, ilatulcncy, heart  burn, littlo or 110 appetite, vomitin_,  water biash, tenderiiosa at pit of  stomach, slimy tongue, bad taste, in  tho mouth, obstiniuto constipation,  mental depression, lassitude, pains  in tho limbs and face, sleeplessness.  This disease i3 common aud  obstinate to euro.  It is duo to a deiicient secretion  of gastric juico dependent upou lho  congested state of the peptic glands  and the choking of the littlo duets  with muscles. The great abundance of mocus also interf.res with  the action of tho gastric juice by  rendering it alkaline and by  coaling over the-lood. It is not so  fatal in itself, but liko all other  foims of indigestion makes tlio  system an easy victim for. other  aud fatal diseases.. Consumption  very frequently follows Catarrh of  the Stomach.  Causes: Long continued acidity,  dietitic errors, excessive use of  drugs, alcohol, ten, colfeo and  tobucco.  Treatment*. This disease is so  obstinate - that a speedy cure is out  of tho (juestiou, none but quacks  make any such claims.    ~  After     each     meal    two     of  Simpson's Kidney  Pills  should be taken and this course  followed- persistently will remove  the trouble, but it cannot be done  in a week or two, and patients  must make up their minds to this  self evident truth. The principal  cause of Catarrh of tho Stomach is  deiicient gastric juice and Simpson's  Kidney l'ills always increase the  How of gastric juice. Catarrh of thu  Stomach is curable and so far no  more rational or successful remedy  has been " known than Simpson's  Kidney Pills.  Neuralgia  of tho  Stomach  Molill-i'iil'K N������',v ������'lil������-l' 1)1 tortivc.  The new Chief Detective of Montreal.  Mr. Silas H.    Carpcntur,    joined    the  Germany is preparing a new protective tariff.  Mayor McCreary i.s appointed immigrant rgent at Winnipeg.  Dakota. Minnesota and Wisconsin  are suffering from a fierce blizzard.  I.OCATINO   MIMKUlt. CtA-  A inlnrrnl  oln'm must, not  MH.  1,500  1. A inlnrrnl  oln'm must, not   oxcecl  feet in Iflnglli by I,.'00 feet in breadth.  2. -All angles must bo rk.ht on(tles.  3. Tho ola'm mtiHt bo marked hy tivo legal  poati. numborctl 1 anil 2. plncr-ri a* nearly  aa pOBSlblo on tho lino of thel lodo or  vein, and not moro than 1 fiOO feot apart.  I. A local post, mar'-cel ''Discovery Poat"  must al������o bo placed on the lode where It wa,  discovered. y  5. Tho lino from 1 to 2 nit'-st. bo distinctly  marked by blazing trees, cuttiDK underbnisb,  or planting posts. :  B. Locations made on Sunday, or any public  holiday, aro not for that reason invalid:.  Symptoms: Severe pain iu the  stomach, at times extending back,  stomach distended or retracted,  vomiting either at beginning or  close of attack, sometimes slight  relief by pressure. The pain of  this disease is almost intense Tho  patient fears ho is dying. Ho  complains of a clutching, teaiing  pain. It nceins to begin at lower  part of breastbone.  Causes : Insufficient mastication  of food, indigestible food, hot drinks,  iced tea, ico cream, ton, coffee and  liquors.  Treatment: A physician should  bo called if attack is very violent,  if not take  Simpson's Kidney  Pills  The disease will not occur, however, if Simpson's Kidney Pills are  used regula after meate a  direct������d.  CHIEF  CONSTAKI.B    CAUrENTEB,  MO.VTllI-AL.  OF  polic-c force of that city in 18S0. and  was detailed to duty a*5 a supemumei--  say with Constable Kaxrett, now a detective. Three years later he iv*as promoted to the po=iiticr. of ajoUns ser-  peant. of Xo. 6 station, and in 1SS7 to  trie detective force. White ' acting in  the latter capacity Mr. Carpenter com-  m������-r.ccrt to bild r> the reputation ot  no>w .V-sesses. In 1S90 the deft Oie force  to entCT a partnere-hip with Mr. John  Giose fci a private asrc-iucy, in wj_ah  bt^th wwe von* swxessfui.  50c a Box, or 6 Boxes for S2 50  J.   G.  Templeton  Calgary  i I  i  f'  1  u  j? z&v* 'a?ryrr'j������?*ir.; J^-? m<um  KOOTENAY  A VERY CANDID LETTER FROM  AN EX-ALBERTAN  All  the Towns of West Kootenay  "Sized Up" in Interesting* and  Piquant Style���������Some Pointers for  Alberta Farmers and Dealers.  The, Edmonton Bulletin is m receipt  of a very interesting letter from C. M.  Woodworth, barrister, late of Edmonton, now of Brandon, a new city  ���������in the Slocan District, under date of  January. HO.     Mr.  Woodworth   says:  I have at last emletl my travolsin  British Columbia and am si*tUec*i here.  'This is a larger place than Slocan City  iit present anil the\ are about a  e.uarter of a mile apart. As Slocan  City has the larger site 1 think it will  have the larger boom. The place is  more talketl of in Kootenay than any  other. At present, however, it is  very dull.  I have been in Revelstoke. Nakusp,  Now .Denver. Sandon, Kaslo. Nelson,  Norlhport, Salmon Sidinp, Kossland  and   Trail,   and   found    all   thriving.  Kvvclstnku hits a great future  Sandon is in tho centre of .morn rich  mines than any town in the. Dominion.  No one will ever make it their  residence except, for business An  enormous aiuoimb of Edmonton  produce will continue* to lie used there.  It will be ii: mining camp,not a city.  New Denver Is prosperous and  progressive*. ,It. is not over done in  any line. It may become a city. The  railway and boats have sidetracked it  so far.v. I".'doubt if they can continue  to do so. 11 is the seat of Govcrument  offices for Slocan.  Kaslo cannot fail to he prosperous.  Up the Kaslo nnd Slocan Railway to  Sandon, a large string of rich mines  look to it for supplies.' The stores are  ���������much finer, numerous and better  supplied than those ot any other  .  Slocan town.    Morally it is a sink.  Nelson is steadily prosperous. There  idoes, not, seem to be so much of the  :.: boom 'and gouge element as elsewhere.  Geographically I cannot see why ib  should he so", important. Bub the  Government and the Canadian"Pacific  K:iilwav make it their Kootenay  Headeiuarlers. The Nelson and Fort  Sheppard road made straight for ii.  No one dreams of the Crow's Ne>st  1 oad sidetracking it. Loan companies,  are. willing to invest in it, wholesale'  houses locate there, and men who  wish a sure tiling invest there. Why?  Numerous other sites would serin  more convenient, more suitable for  junctions and more certainly in the  : line of travel.  Salmon Siding is booming. Rich  prospects are reported near. Lots are  selling high. Trail and Rossland  parties arc engineering the deals. At  present only a few* barn looking  shacks are standing there. It may  : he all right.  No working man should go to  liosshuid. Men are there asking for  meals. '"' Besides it is. swarmed from  Wash inc. to ti. ''All around.lie immense  quantities of low grade ote. Hub few  of the mines can at present stand  transportation and smelter charges.  Ininy opinion Rossland's future hangs  on tlie Crow's Nest Railway and coal,  the general cheapening - of transportation and smelter charges, and the  continued inlluv. oT capital for  development." Tho terrible hardness  ol! the) rock and tlie low grade of most  ores makes this uo poor man's camp.  Some specialists praise the. Rossland  district very highly, while others  condemn unsparingly. Throughout  the rest of Kootenav, Rossland and  Spokane boom methods hear lhe taint  ol suspicion. I fear Unit many an  eastern investor will remember the  name "Rosslanil" with sadness. This  much is certain. Tho few great mines  around it probably secure if, from  retrogression, ami the great, number  of prospects anil low grades probably  assure it. progress. At present it is a  financial centre,.whine slocks an; lirst  to be had in Kootenay, and tho Mecca  of every aelveiilitrer into the  Kootenay. However, :is a stock  market it is outileuie by Spokane, even  for Kootenay slock-*.  Trail has a great smelter. Ilein/.e,  the C. P. R. and others think it will  have more. One railway now. tups it  and the Columbia Hows past. it. Other  railways seem probable. As a smelting, commercial anel railway town  I am inclined to place it high' for the  future.  -Edmonton seems lo have captured  tlie oat market, en- lei he at leasi a  very successful competitor, as far  south as Trail. ���������  V. lhirns dot's the largest beef trade  in'.'the'Kootenay.- Soiillu.rn Alberta  is sure of Ibis trade, lb also will supply a great nuuihorof horses, and, perhaps nearly all, it present duty is kept  on and transportation lowered.  Edmonton vegetables do not have  the market. They cannot hope to, not,  because they aro not high class, nm,  because of the 0. P. It., bub hecaii.se  tlie exporters do not understand their  business and won't learn.  Regarding Edmonton hacon and  hams. These two fncts are spoken of  everywhere: Edmonton packers do  not understand curing. Their meat  appears shrunken. It is too salt.  Miners do not wish to parboil.  Edmonton prairie- hay is nob wanted,  or only at a reduced price. Blue joint  will be taken at a higher prive, but  timothy is what is needed.  My remarks on vegetables will, perhaps, apply with variations to'elairy  products. But Manitoba and North  West Territories creamery seems to  have a good foothold.  In general the. miner and prospector  who pack their supplies up mountains  for miles, know what they want and  will not forgive a dealer who gives  them something else. Price is no object. The local dealers understand  this. Edmonton dealers do not, and  perhaps tire surprised that the first  order .from Kootenay litis been the  last. Had that one order been satisfactory other orders would have followed" and prices would nob now have  been bantered about. Study the Kootenay trade. Eill each order exactly.  Never substitute; it will not he forgiven. Organize, and continue to supply tlie exact article required at short  notice witheiub fail. Variation in the  prices at Edmonton amounts to a  small percentage of thu cost when the  gooels are landed live or six miles up  the mountains from the nearest railway.  A GOLD  EXCITEMENT  Alleged   Discovery of  Valuable   Quartz  Near Calgary���������What's in It?  Reports have been current al  numerous times indicating the*  existence of valuable deposits of gold  in the foothills west and south west  of Calgary. These reports have been  revived recently Iiy alleged rich  discoveries by prospectors on Sheep  Crook, about "45 miles from the city.  Two parlies, ib is reported,-have mailo  valuable, finds,.one sample being said  to ���������'assay in the neighbourhood of JjifjO  to ihe ton m gold. The rockwhich is  reported to have been discovered/is  copper pyrites, somewhat similar to  the Trail Ci'eek ores.  The discoveries aro.iii the neighbourhood of Mr. H.��������� ��������� Grmier's coke coal  mine, wliich has been vigorously  worked throughout the. winter with a  view of ascertaining the extent of the  veins. Deyeloptue.nl work has'.'revealed  two veins of first-class coal, separated  by throe feet of rock. One vein is  three teeb thick anel the other a foeit  and a half. Tlie quality is improving  with depth. Should the quartz  discnyerie-s on the Creek- develop into  paying' propositions it will give an  impetus to the coke industry.  BALD MOUNTAIN  A CALGARY MINING COMPANY  ���������WITH A GOOD OUTLOOK '  The Shareholders Hole! Their First  General Meeting and Elect Officers  ���������A Big Proposition.  Tlie Bald Mountain Mining and  Development'Company (Limited) helel  its first*, general meeting on Tuesday.  Tlie shareholders are. mainly Calgary  parties, but to conform wilh the  British Columbia mining laws the  meeting was held in ' Golden.  The transfer of the claims owned  by the company was completed unil  other necessary business clone. Thu  following direci.ori were appointed:  W. II. rUnnisten, Prcsielenl,  Calgarv; W. II. I.ee. Vice Presielenf.  Calgarv; .1. A. MeCnIli.-ter, Donald:  W. McNiish, Golden: G. \1.  McDermott., Golden. A. Allan,  Calgary;' 'was appointed Secretiny  Treasurer.  The company arc satislled they have  a good tiling. Tlie property consists  of' ill claims, each 1,5011x1,"illO feet,  as follows:  Mane Louise, Klkhorn, Mollie .Tack-  son, W. G. Neilson, Snow Plow, Queen  of Scots. Imperial. Observation, Persimmon, nut! Maud S. ��������� Tlie capital is  placed at $2,000,01)0, in dollar shares.  Tlio combined area of the claims is  515 acres. Surface, samples have assayed well in free milling golel. A 00  fool; tnniiel has been run cur llio Marie  Louise and the main ledge is expected  lo he reached within the next dozen  feet oi so. This is a company the investing public will do well to wait for.  Iti the opinion of old /miners knowing  the formation of the rock- m the vicinity, the Bald Mountain*' people have,  one of the. biggest and host propositions in the country. Tlie first block  of treasury stock w'ill shortly he placed  on'the'market.  ���������/}%  lllecillewaet, B. C.    .  This hotel lias just been renovated throughout, and is now  (irst-claes in every respect. Gooel accommodation, llest  Wines, Lit|iiors and Cigars :it the Bar.  W.J. Lappan, Proprietor.  ouse  Tin1 Largest. IIolel in Town.  Centrally Located.  Hi-sl Accomodation.  St. I .fin)   I lot. Springs, on Upper Arrow  Lake, run in connection.  Rates 51.00 Per Day.     ���������     Choice Wines, Liquors and  Cigars.  BROWN & CLARKE, Proprietors, Revelstoke.  The Only First Clas-J Hotel  in Revelstoke is tha  C. Edwards,  Proprietor  Under new : regulations provincial  governments will have to pay postage  on a large chess of mail matter which  was formerly free.  Le Minerve announces the forthcoming publication of a collective.mau-  dameiit and a papal bull on lhe school  question.  A. .1. Calendar, court houselibrarian  at Vancouver, died on Sunday, aged  Iff. ii native of Kirkcudbright. Scotland, and leaves a wife unci two children. He formerly resided iu Winnipeg  and -Bah If.  The  Semi-  Wei  ���������My  Wholesale dealei s in  Atienls for J. W. "Kuril Co.'s  Pianos, anil Lhe Gould Bicycles Co.'s Celebrated  Bicycle.  Bevelstoke, British Columbia.  ��������� ������ ������  5000 traders doc,, week  as Tn������������������:   linn ami's circulation is J0O0 a week.  An ad in Till*) HERALD will reach the  peoplu of West Kootenay.  Latest telegraphic news from all points  up to the  point of issue.  Subscription, $2.00 a Year  "lrj.v'ariat)ly in Advance  Out*, dob Department is won equipped.  im.;., I     oi-ui'irt-li'mr    Mlirl     fin    I h 111  lirst*. I'.lnSS  We  print'everything, and do ibin lirst class style  ns we havo the Best of -workmeiCpresses, uype  and .stock.       Give us a trial job.  Special Attention to CTIAIU ORDERS  JOHNSOJ-1  &  PETTIPIECE,  j-">_i/elstoke, B.C.  p.oppietops  and  Publisheps.  f^rewwB^_'i������^  The fast growing centre of WORTH KOOTENAY  The centre of the LARDEAU MINES  BUY LOTS AT  If you intend to purchase as your field of choice diminishes daily  For Lots Apply  Sole Agent  LaU41HJM-H_g_ Wtmnf���������  WANTED  Dealei'd in Rolled Oats,  Oat Meal and all kinds  of Grains, Feed, Etc.  To write the  BRACKMAN & KERMiLLINGCO:  SOUTH EDMONTON, ALTA.  QUALITY  RTGHT.  PRICES RTGTIT.  R'-*vi-:t.sTt.'],-i-:, B. C, February 21. li*.)?.  LOSAL, AND GENERAL   NEWS  An Interesting Budget of Local, Personal  and   General Items Round   and  About Revelstoke.  Mr. F. McCarty has ���������returned from a  .business.visit to Nakusp.  An  entertainment by  members' of  Holy Trinity  congregation  is em the  tapis.  Mr. Sum Hill, of Galena Bay. was in'  town Saturday, and has gone west for  11 couple of weeks trapping.  .* Buy your Hats from Sibbald &  l'easi-*"lhi-y 'have .some ..of excellent  t|unlit,y weighing nearly -151b. to the  bushel.  Messrs. Beyleigh and Frisby started  yesterelay em a trapping expedition  into Sugar Lake, about 10 miles west  of here.  * This paper is kept on File at the  Globe Hotel, St. Paul. Minn., the best  hotel in that city charging 35 cents  per meal.  A conservative calculation places  the ���������number of mines round Ferguson  that will bu shipping ore next season  at eleven.  Mr. T. P. Downing of Trout Lake  City, who is interested in 'several  claims on the Lardeau River, has been  in town this week.  Mr. F. S. Kettleson of The Heu-  at.d staff has a checipier game, .played  recently in Calgary in tlie Montreal  Family Herald.  The price nt which the True Fissure  was hondeel bv the Horne-Payne Co.  was $50,000 and not $80,000 as stated  in a recent issue.  Mr. Chas. Cliffe of the Brandon Mail  is in town, looking round the country  for a suitable location for a journalistic.venture for his sons.  Mr. Eher C. Smith of the Rossland  "Record, who with Mrs. Smith passeel  through town on Monday on his way  home from the coast, paid The Hkh-  Ald a fraternal visit before." leaving.  In his opinion the futuie of Revelstoke is a question of freight rates.  The proposition in the Lardeau's  Railway Go's petition to charge a toll  for use on their construction ...road  does not meet with much favor among  the Ferguson owners. They point oub  that a gooel deal of _ the road is built  alreidy and they fail to see the justice.  . of the.clause in.question.  The Stone-Leigh Syndicate has  been stocked in Milwaukee to work  bench claims on tho south side nf  , French Creek hydraulic machinery.  Between this "syndicate, and French  Creek company "there will be seven  miles of piping" laiel down on French  Creek this next season and probably  ' in the neighborhood of 100 men employed.  Mr. II. Bostock, M. P.. passed through  en route for. Ottawa .--yesterelay'' morning. He has 'received: word from the  _Ch ief-Engi nper-_oL.the__P_.ubl ic__W Qrk_s_  Department. Ottawa, that Mr. Gamble has been instructed to get to work  on the improvements on the upper  river at once. Mr. Bostock. does not  think the appropriation for the protection of the river bank would be  affected by the incorporation of the  town one way or the other.  At the concert, which the ladies of  the Konmn Catholic church' have gob  un for to iiiglit.a short play entitled  "Our Bitterest Foe" will be presentee!  with the following cast: Gen. Von  Rosenberg, a Prussian Commander,  AV.F. Crajre: Henri Do La Fere, ���������an  officer .iii lhe French. Army,.E.'..Sydor;  Blanche d' Krrani his cousin, Miss  Lyda Edwards... Scene: Chateau ele  la' Fere, A ratlle. a dance anil a snppe.r  will be among the other features of  the entertainment, besides the concert  proper.  No. 1 is 10 hours late. *  The Hunalo regrets to learn that  Mr. J. W. Hiiskius is ill in'Vancouver.  The party of miners now in town  from the Orphan Boy intend to start  out again tomorrow.  * Timothy and Prairie hay ratty be  bought most advantageously fiom  Sibbald to Pease. They are well stocked with (lour and feed "of all sorts.  ��������� x Mr. Chas. Molson. manager of the  Horne-Payne''.Co. at Ferguson, has  purchased* two lots on the townsite,  on which a building for olhce purposes  will be erected.  The time for e-losing��������� Till!. Hkraltj  subscription list to the". Indian Famine  l*\inil is nearly up. The Ukhai.ij  hopes to see it fattened up considerably before our next issue. All Unlit tie 'towns-aliuig the O.P.11. have  responded nobly bub I'eve-lstoke can  easily alYiiril to do a gooel deal better  than* it has dune so far.  The London and British Columbia  Alliance. Syiielit:at.e lias been incorporated in London, Eng. Messrs. Erb-  sloh anel'Ferguson- have transferred  to the syndicate- the following gold  i'liarl*/. claims in Ground' Hog Basin,  Big Bend: Naomi, Dorothy," Cecilia,  Forak and Annie, ami options on the  0.0.0., 0!e Bull, Big Bend Belle, Rosc-  lierrv, O. K., Gold Hill and Golden  Eagle.  The Western Canadian Mining anil  Development Co. Ii.is been incorporated to work the Beaver claim in the  Lake of the Woods district''and the  Cumberland anel Silver -"toward in the.  Trout Lake district, and to acquire  and work other claims. Capital, $].-  200,000 iu ene dollar shares. Trustees.  W. A. Martel, Rat Porlnge. O. I).  Hoar and H. A. Brown. Revelstoke.  Tlie proprietory stock of the company  is poolea, nnd none will lie put on the  market until the first dividend..is -declared.  Mr. G. C. McGregor, of the Molsons  Bank Calgary, came in on Saturday  and made a thorough investigation of  tlie ground with a view to advising  his directors .-is to whether they should  open a local branch here or not. He  is very favorably impressed with the  appearance of things here and is in  favor of opening himself. He secured  an option to lease two buildings as  temporary premises in different parts  of the town, : but no decision had at  yet been arrived at in the"'//.matter,  when Mr. McGregor left for Calgary  this morning.  The Imperial Bank opened in Sibbald & Pease's office this morning with  Mr. A. Jukes, assisted by Mr. A. E.  Phipps of the Vancouver branch, in  charge. Mr. A. B. Hearn. manager  of the Prince Albert branch,",'������������������ will  assume government, control here  about Mar. 3rd. The permanent  building for the branch will be pushed  forward at. eince :���������anel will be erected  opposite the Union Hotel. It is expected that it. will be completed in a  fe\v weeks.' O. D. Hoar has the contract and has crone to Vancouver for  seasoned 1 u m ber".  -  The following is a fuller report,-of  Mr. Kellie's speech on the over-capitalization of mining companies, mentioned- in our .despatches on Saturday:  "Mr. Kellie rose to call- attention to  the immense capitalisation of the  mining companies recently incorporated, those appearing in- the oflicial  Gazette just issued amounting.for ' the  one week to the enormous total eif  $:������.000.000. He thought, the existene-e  of such a state of thinirs most detrimental to the best'interests of British  Columbia; ho did Hot think such reckless capitalization of companies should  lie permitted'. If it is permitted to go  on unchecked it will react like it boomerang. There being a Joint Stock  Companies Bill before the house, he  trusted that members would iissist in  rushing it through as qu-ckly as possible. In the list ot companies to which  he referred, no less a sum than Sl">,-  000,000 was quoted as the capital of  but four companies, and the. capital of  but two other companies -'aggregated  $5,000,000. He might say that some of  these very companies had not done  81.000 worth of development work on  _their claims   THE JHDiAN FAMINE RIND  A fund in aid of the. sufferers from  the famine in India lias been started  by The Rhvislstdke Hehaid, ab the  suggestion of some of emr leading  business men. The Chief Justice of  Bengal wire-el lust week to the. Governor General that tho area .and number  affected are enormous anil the distress  rapidly increasing and made an urgent  appeal for relief. A. list of contributors bus been opened in this column,  anil will la* added to as subscriptions  come in. The list, will lie kept.opcn  until tho 1st of March, on which date  tliii money roller!eel will be forwai-cleci  lo t lie Governor General.  Me-ssrs. C. B.  Hume'���������& Co.,  $25.00  m '������������������������������������ ���������:���������&*'���������  TUU  li ERA I.I),  .'  $10.0.  Rev. .1. A. Wood,  $1.00    I  Dr. Mc'l\ui:hine  5.00  A Frienel  1.00  Vv\ B.i'ool.  2.00  .1. D. Graham,  5.00  Thus. Gillespie  LOO  .1. W; Murray  1.00  Thus. Holland  1.00  J. A. Leslie  1.00  .las. Little  1.00  ���������Ralph Siddell  '���������1.00.  Iliirrv Piiraelis  1.00  Mrs. W. .1. Dickey  ���������1.00  Mrs. A. N. Smith'  1.00  Edith Lewis  1.00  .1. 0. Piper  2.00  Rev. R. W. Gedelos  1.00  II. N. Coursier and F. B. Wells ���������acted  iis judges and Jit*. P. Leake as starter.  The race last, night between IS. Eel-  wards and G. North'*y ended in a dead  heat. In faiit the two hoys, finding  that while, there was plenty "of money  up in bets on the event, no one had  thought it worth while. te> hang up a  prize! got even by skating amiably under the string, hand in hand.  The Fancy Dress Carnival tomorrow  night will in all probability be the last  ejf the season.  F. B. WELLS  (Successor to GiLKKuefc Weia.8.)  POSO?  GPFIOESTORB.  Gent's Furnishings, Stationery,  Patent Medicines, Tobacco,  Small Sundries, Etc., Etc.  ���������REVELSTOKE,  33. O-  This Week at the Victoria. Rink.        j  The Race Carnival at the Victoria 1  Rink was very successfully conducted. I  The events were witnessed hy a large '  crowd and-the. ice., was in. perfect condition.   There were  five  events  altogether contested  as  follows:    1  mile  open, T. Moran, G. Barber. E. Edwards;  ".mile   boys under 15.��������� F. ...Brown. ��������� C.  Bebo. "\V. Pettipiece: J mile girls under  12.  Miss  Mary "_klwards,   Miss  Allen:  1 mile residents only,  E.   Edwards, .1.  Hartley, G. Northey; 5  mile  open, T.  Moran." G. Barber, A. Stone.  The event of the evening was the  five mile race in which T. Moran wtis  pitted against G. Barber, winning  easily. The ladiss' ������ tniie did not fill  and the hurdle* race was railed off as  the competitors were tired after their  exertions in the 5 mile race.    .Messrs.  THE PUBLIC MEETING.  Decides Against Incorporation and Protests Against the io per cent. Clause  of the Companies Act.  The .public meeting held in Bourne's  Hall on Monday afternoon was well  'attended. Mr. J.li. Sibbald took the.  chair and explained the objects of the  meeting, which were to come* to ' a decision on a letter received front J. M.  Kellie, M.P.P., asking if Revelstoke  wanted to get inserted in the act incorporating Rossland and Nelson, and  to protest against the clause of the proposed companies' act compellitiu companies to'put up 10 per cent, ot- their  proposed capital in cash before incorporation.  .Mr. II. A. Brown' introduced a motion in favor of immediate incorporation, seconded by Mr. Lang. An  amendment to the elfect that the  movement was premature, was moved  Iiy Mr. Sam; Needham,: and seconded  by Mr. Gorman. The speakers in  favor eif incorporation were the mover  and seceiiiiler, anil Messrs. Bourne, E.  A. Hiiggon. Eraser, Pease and Dr. Mc-  Kechnie. Tho arguments advanced,  were the necessity of a sewage system  anel road improvement, and the" fact  that the government is taking about  $3,400 in taxes out of town and spending about $300 in 'improvements in ('return. The speakers against incorporation were Messrs. Needham, Peterson, W. M. Brown. T. L. Haig. H. N.  Coursier, and J. Ahrahniiisnn. These  speakers urged that the movement was  premature, that the title, to the town-  site should first be ���������secured, and., the  province held to its promise to de> its  share of protection to the river bank.  After a lengthy discussion, a vote wis  taken, Which stooel: a-s follows : For  im-orporation. II: against. 31.  .Mr. Haifr. seconded--by Mr. R. S.  Wilson,' then proposed a resolution  protesting strongly in the interests eif  the prospector against the proposed  clause in the new-Companies act compelling a company to put up 10 per  cent, of its capital1 in cash'before being  granted incorporation, and suggesting  that a clause prohibiting the sale of  promoter*' stock until 20 per cent, of  the treasury slock had been sold,  would prevent wild-catting.  The "motion was carried~-u"n~anhho"uS-"  ly and the meeting adjourned.  NOTICE  Mot'ce Is hirebj-(riven thn*. thirty '3''. day*  ������r������*m date I intend to mftke application to The  Chief Commissioner of I-ands and Work? for a  leas'*, for twenty-one yearn, of one* hundf'-el  acres of land, b-fore deHorihed. for the* purposo  of npenlntr op and wcrlclnK a *'stono <.uiury"  thereon.  S������ld land In *ltnotcd on tho 'ant sldi of  Upper ir,������ Lake, about three miles south or  Cane Horn.  Commencing at a po4t plac������d at the north-  wont corner onei market'! *'J. IC.'s >>*. W,  corner," running thence: twenty chain-* cant,  thence eighty chalnn noiith. theney* twenty  chains west, thence 'lRhty alining ��������� north, foi*  lowing lake shorn to point of commencement  9th February, 1<!37.  James Kki.i.y.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  Union: O D Hoar, Golden. Colo; W  Ross, ,T Mugg. J Ella, A B Buck-worth.  J Fleishman. A.Jukes.Master E Jukes,  A E Phipps. W N Malkin, Vancouver;  J Bruce, P Arena, Arrowhead; Dr and  Mrs Hunter, Maine; R McDiarmid,  Big Benel; W Williams. E A Maeken-  robb,,. Donald; S ".Durham, Bradford,  Out; W A'Martel, Montreal; J Ladner,  W J Melntyre, D J Murray, J Hereh-  mer, Kamloops; J McRobliie and Mrs  McRob.bie, Victoria; M'McKinhon. W  K Meyer, J Reid, G A Gouin, J Nixon.  T.Burnes, Calgary; C O Johnson, W  .loie, Fort William; C T Carpenter,  Pine Creek; J Baptiste. Red Deer: TO  Gray, Rossland; H G Telfer, Colling-  wood; W A Lindsav. R Smyth. Brandon; F C Frink.New York; R W Gibb,  Sandon; S A Jackson, Brockville; R  Andrews, Port Arthur.  Victoria Hotel���������GC McGregor, J S  Harkley, Calgary; J C Conlin,. T E  Plowman. Toronto; J P Sutherland,  Sandon; F C Frink, PRewter, Chicago; JH Bailey, - Nannimo; G Bailey,  Port Arthur; J G Allan, s.s. Nakusp;  P Jonps, Mr-Millard, Vancouver; J  Rondon. 'Victoria; R Manera... Montreal; M Golclie, Gait; T Kilpatrick,  Donald: R.W Oi'egor, 15 Noice, Mor-  den; C Ru'cher, Courtland; Mrs Green  and two children, Lindsay.  Columbia Ilouse���������A McDonald, W  .Hickc'V./ J Barnes, R -Kennedy. M  Gilles,"'���������Vancouver;'-��������� J"APozeor, Revelstoke Sta.; J Smith, Sindon; G Perry,  F Macleod. J Frast'i, Lai'de*au; J Murray. J McLean,'" C R Scott. ' Fort  William; J Moriarr.y, North Bend; J  Sozer, St George;, ~\V \V Meyer, Calgary; P McEwing, J Muir. AV Golel-  !)looij)V Winnipeg: Mr and Mrs Morris.  J Clyde. Notch Hill; R W. Crockett, B  B:Harrisem',Albany, Mo.; J MNelsson,  Juneau, Alaska; C Cliffe*,. Brandon; H  Walter.' Trout Lake; W H- McClelland;  J CasseHear, Ka*ilo; T Moran, J Tracey,  town;- .\y* Valentine, Whatcom;' "F  Appicost, San Francisco: C A 'Gilbert,  Seattle;.\Q C Pedersen, lllecillewaet.'  Central Hotel���������-E L Kin nan, Novelty. Mci.; A Clare,' Bay. City, Mich.; .1  Cowan, G Rainsan, Laurie; O Lambert,  Pal User; A V Conaghy, W Hooper.  Capi'ltbn; F Holifer, J Schneider. Wetaskiwin; R'Ahvahamson. Trout Lake;  G Feiri-'iiian", Montreal; WH Vickers;  town; F Bosshey, Arrowhead; F  Rpringall, lllecillewaet;. T Ervin, W  Wallace, Donald.  WANTED  Sitiifttlon. by net-oral blacksmith.' Address  'Blacksmith." care of Heb.ld, BevelBtolte,  B. ej.     ' .    21f3L  USE  .Kickapoo Indian Sagwa for  . the Blood, Stomach, Liver  -"andkidneys  Kickapoo Indian Oil for all  Aches and Pains  . Kickapoo     Indian,   Worm  Killer   for  Stomach  and  Pin Worms  Kickapoo Indian   Salve for  all Soresand Skin Diseases  Kickapoo     Indian     Cough  Cure    for    Coughs    and  Colds  Kickapoo   Indian   Pills  for  Constipation    and     Sick  Headache  Kickapoo    Indian    Prairie  Plant, the Great  Female  Remedy  FOR SALE AT ALL DRUGGISTS  Notice cf Auction Sale  Notice Is hereby giver, that, under and by  virl uo of a cortain chattel mort gugo elated  September 2>*lli.l8l)5. and miiele between Daniel  Robinson, of Povelstokc, 13. C. (mortgagor),  and Frederick ltubinson, ut preuc'iil ut Itevcl-  stuko (mortgagee), to se-curc tho repayment to  the said Fitderiek llohti'son of ihe sum of  35 000.00 with internst at &���������,!, tho said Frederick  .Hobins-ni has seize-d arcl taken pousepsln of  the saw iiii'l,' bulleiinga, liiuchinery, fitllngs,  Ulniber, nnd other chattels belonging-to the  saiel Daniel -Robinson; and being upon the saw  mill premise*- lens.d from the 1'auaeiian Pacillo  Railway f'oniranj' nnd si'uuto ������n the cast side  of the <������.rro\v Lake Branch at Ucvclstoke, nnd  will sell tho snmo "en bloo" by public auc'ion  to the highest bidder for cash, at the mill premises, on  Thursday, the 4th Day of March, 1897,  at 2 30 o'clock in the afternoon.  \  Inventory of machinery and other chattels to  bo sold can bn teen at the mill premises or at  tho offlco nf the undersigned, and the  goods  and chnt-cls can be in .poetecl  by  intending  purchase's at any time bi-foro sale,  'lhe mortgagee reserves lho right to buy in  the property.  Dated at Revelstoke, B. C,  Fobrunry, 1897.  this 17tn day of  Chas. R. Carlyon,  Solicitor for Frcilevink Hobinson,  Rovclstoke, B. O.  WHEN IN VANCOUVER'.-^���������>  STOP AT THIS  Gold House  Comfortablo and flrst-class in every respect.  Rates: ?1, SI.50 and $2.50 a day.  GIBBONS & BLAUNCHFIEL0,  f20tf Proprietors.  The Very Finest  Watch Repairing.  ���������' -' Possible ...to secure���������you're assured of���������if your timepiece is  sent here to be repaired. Expert work only.  .   GUY    BARBER.  WHY BOTHER  BAKING ?  When you can get Good  Bread, Cakes, Etc., Etc.,  at Right Prices from  THE REVELSTOKE BAKERY  Confectionery. Canned Goods, Etc.,  -���������=���������' ���������  ���������""  "-keptrhrstockr" ������������������'���������^-  A.'N. SMITH'  Baker anel Confectioner.  Revelstoke StatlOD, B.C.  Frank Julian  ���������      TIKALHH I.N  First-Class  Dry Wood  All orders left with Mr. H. N.  Coursier will receive my prompt anel  careful attention, ,.*  W. B. McKECHNIE,  (M. H., M. 'I). CM.)   '  PHYSICIAN  and SURGEON,  Okfick In R. Samson's house. <noxt Presby  terian church.) Calls by telephone or telegruph  promptly attended to. Olllce horns: S);30 to  11 a. m.. 1:30 lo i and 7 to 8 p. in.  B.  C.  Revelstoke,  j"* I    I      (Guaranteed)  Yes, we can fit you if anybody  can. More���������wecan please you  in the epiality of goods and tho  style of cut and finish. We can  make you a suit that we feel  sure '-will please you, if you favor  us with an oreler.  R. S. WIL2SON  f  Merchant Tailor  ARE YOU GOING  TO BUILD THIS SEASON ?  'If so, you should consult  L. A. FRBT2  Practical Builder  and get a reliable estimate based on a  wide and  valuable experience in the  building business. '    -  Shop Job Work Done 'SS  Ontario   Hard Woods  kept, in   stock  Also,other odds and encls'which  are use*ful.in 011'r lino of  .   business.  Workmanship Guaranteed  Terms Cash.  Wholesale  and Retail  BUTCHER  .DEALER IN  Milk Cows, Saddle, Paok, Driv-  in g and Draught Horses.  Revelstoke_S_t_ation, .... ���������   ���������..     B. C.  Any One  Requiring Wood  Can Buy it Cheaper from      __������������������ 11 ii  W. FLEMING  Than you can afford to steal it,  and take the chances of being.,  caught.  Draying a Specality  At Lowest Prices.  ������  uyju  & COMPANY  -SWIiiftl *IR���������HMTS���������  ������  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 Powder  Caps and Fuse  L  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 carried at  Trout Lake City.  .������������������������  [  <T it'  ll

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