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 f rY v  '-"'���������"���������   *��������� r\ s l " .'"v  <-���������'" -'   -7 " ���������' ? .-* ��������� /  .���������Vi*-- ���������" '-��������� '*"-* ��������� ��������� /  Published in Interests of Revelstoke, Lardeau, Big Bend, Trout Lake, Illecillewaet, Albert:Canyon, Jordan Pass and Slocan Districts.  , A/  -TSSTTEID   TWIOE-A-WBE"S; ��������� "*vV"EIDl*fr_i!SID__.irS    jf_._*<T_D    S__.TTT_E_ID_f_.-_rS-  Vol.   I.     No.   2'3,  REVELSTOKE, B.C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL  14, 1897.  .$2.00 a Year in Advance.  y^SSS&!SSSSSSSeiSSSSSe!Sa������is������  THE first thing wiso people think of >.-  when ordering goods by mail is the $  caparity for business of tho3C they w rite  lo. Tho roputation we enjoy for promptness makes our Mail Order trade forge  ahead ut a gratifying rate.  Our Specialties  Groceries  Liquors  Cigars  Crockery  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Men's .Furnishings  Tailoring  Dressmaking  Requests for price lists and samples  receive prompt attention.  Hudson's Bay Stores,  ... '" .'...Calgary....  ������TSSg3_t_3~Sg&<^3EgSS:~SagS'"  T.   L. , HAIG    ;  @ *''���������,..  *' - Sole Agent for ' ���������     .:  eyelstoke    i  Townsite  All  New Goods  FIRE  '   MINING  AND  LIFE INSURANCE  QHAS.R..,CARLYON,.  B.ARRISTER-AT-LAW,  "'     "SOLICITOR,  AND NOTARY'PUBLIC.  \t3TOFFICK :, Mail building, Itevelstoke, B.C.  Ladies9 Shirt  Waists  Muslins  Prints  Dress Goods  Trimmings  The Largest" and Most Complete Stock of DRY GOODS    ���������  in town at '  , i  Bourne Bros.  Dressmaking Department  under management of  Miss Chase.  WALL PAPER  "  - '    'r ia what wo want to talk to  you about, and we're going to talk about it till  we've convinced ybti that you c.in buy your  ������aper from us jus' hs cheaply as you can send  own East for it "and pay ihe expre������8 All wc  ask i������ a ohanjo to show you the paper* we aro  selling for 10c. 15c. )i -, 15c a roll ana up Vv'ilic  us for samples and,prices.  THOMSON. BROS.' BOOKSTORE,  CALOARV. AI.DEUTA.  >  ,11 XOTS  IIAA~~E*BEEN BLOCIiEb^OUT iN^'^HEvv"  Jf _~s*  ^TOWNSITE  AND, ARE NOAVON THE MARKET.'  "$110  Inside, $160 Corner Lots.  Terms :  ������ Cash. ������ thiee months, J"six months, ������ nine months.  \J������. __���������<*  General Agent, Revelstoke.  Notice of Assignment '  Hutchison 4 McGregor, General Merchants,  Revelstoke, have t-BSignci tn my favor  All business communications to be addressed  and payir ont of all outstanding accounts to be  made at onoe to me or to my agent, ~V". G.  Puxton. Notary Public. Itevelstoke, who is  authorised to receive same.  John Hutchison,  of Vernon. B. C.  Hevclstoke, 15th April, 1897. Hapw3t  ROBERT SAMSON,     .  Dealer in Wood.  i  Draylng and Delivery AVork a speoialty at  lowest prices.  "    "  Teams always ready at a moment's notice.  Agont for the Standard Oil Company.  Dissolution of Co-Partnership  Tho partnership horetnforo oxi-tlng between  fi.R.H. Sibbald and W- B. Peas.*, under tbe  firm name and style of Sibbald & Pease, as  commission merchants at Revelstoke, has this  day been dissolved by mutual consent. All  "(-counts duo the old Arm can be paid eithor to  AV. R. Pease & Co. nr to .1. V. Sibbald. and all  liabilities against tho said Sibbild & Pease will  be assumed by W. B. Pra _. A Co.  A. R. H. Sibbald.  W. B. Pease.  Revelstoke. April 1,1897.  Hap3i\v  GRAND  BALL^^*  To ba held in Bourne's Hall  under tho auspices of Revelstoke  -Fire Brigade,  ^^ Wednesday,  '^^April 2i, 1897  Tickets, $2.00  _   It is a good thing���������ehove it along  14ap3t   R. H. RAMSEY, i.  House Painter^^^  and Decorator  SIGN PAINTING A SPECIALTY  MAIN STREET, REVELSTOKE  . T.   ABRIEL,  NAKUSP. B. C.  Real Estate, Mines and Insurance  For information on mineral claims on  Cariboo Creek, write at once and get particulars. > IRSmrtf  J.   R.   HULL   &   CO.,  Successors to Hull Bros. * Co.,  Butchers and "W holesale and Retail Dealers  I   Bo&f, Pork, Etc.  KAMLOOPS   and   REVELSTOKE.  All orders in our line promptly filled.  H\f    I&lkffoooc*.  Y@MP  @WB|   ilr*������^_ f  It doesn't pay to "worry aud  stew over a hot stove when  you can have it delivered just  as chtap, if "riorr cheaper than  yon can make.it", hy  A..   31T-   S_5__T'i,_3:,  Revelstoke Station  THE   LARDEAU  RAILWAY.  s  As will he seen in o.ir news columns  11 petition is being circulated asking  the government to include the Ltirdenu  railway among those specified in the  proposed railway loan of $2,500,000.  Now whatever may he our private  views on the subject of railway bonuses, or the wisdom of adding further to  the indebtedness of this province, on  neither of which subjects has the Her-  ald hesitated to speak its mind in the  past, it is quite obvious that as practical men. we in this section of Kootenay  cannot allow this bill to be forced  through the house by,the government  majority, without at least making  some effort to get a railway which will  so directly benefit ns, as the Lardeau  railway, included in its provisions. It  ih no exaggeration to say that the  future of Revelstoke , and everyone  connected with her largely depends on  the speedy development nf the splendid mineral resources of the tipper  Ijiirdeau and Fish creek. It is a patent  fact, well known to everyone hpre,  that the only factor now lacking to  the development of that district is  trniispcirtation. Once its mines be-  e ome accessible thfe^ Lardeau will progress hy leaps nnd bounds, and become  as familiar to the outside public as  Trail creek and Slocan. All this is too  well known to our readers- to'nee'd  recapitulation.   , -      ' ;  '  But there is a/further reason why  we should do our utmost to get this  line included.in the Act.If this measure passes, a measure avowedly designed to assist theclevelop'tuent of the  mineral resources of the. province,, and  the.Latdeau* railway receives no recognition in it, this neglect on the, part of  the legislatures 'will' have", a very adverse effect'on the efforts' of,1,the, pro'-  inoters. to raise thej money" for'.the  enterprise on the London* market.  The very fact that our provincial,  legislature does not, apparently, while  borrowing money to assist other roads  with a view to tho development of the  .<Munt_|irrJtUn)^i^MUH:t_^U'���������iht to-aBsisfc-  the^_������Tdcyni^mnw'^,~,'v-ill "handicap  the project at the yery start in England. The fact-that the province is  borrowing money to aid 'railways,  ���������unong.which the Lardeau railway is  not included ^ will'-not fail to escape  notice or to work'to the disadvantage  of the road in the eyes of capital. 1  For these reasons we cannot afford  to.allow this measure to pass without  making an effort to get t his line mentioned amongst those favpred by it.  And we can doso with a gooel conscience  in oiie respect. For there is no railway  project now proposed in the province,  and certainly none*-lu'oiig those enuin-  ertited-in'-the-act.-which-Avill open up a  section of countryi most splendidly  endowed by nature than the Lai-elc-au  or one which will yield more magnificent returns to the province for the  money expended on it.  There are two other considerations  which may be urged in. favor of this  line'.. One is that there has been already n. very considerable amount of  money expended in the Lai'deau conn-  trp. "One company nlone has spe-nt  some'$70,000 and holds property under  bond to'the amount of some $200.1*00  more and the total amoutit expended  and under; bond must run into several  hundreds of thousands. And secondly  the road will be operated entirely oh  Canadian territory and to build up our  own resources. It will not he run to  benefit refineries and smellers across  the line, hut will tend to establish  works of this kind in our own country,  and help British Columbia to reap tlie  utmost benefit possible from the natural wealth, with which nature has so  bountifully endowed her, and in no  part of her with greater prodigality  than in the section which the L-itdeati  railway proposes to open up.  ILLECILLEWAET DISTRICT.  An Interesting Account of the Mineral  Claims iu this Mining District.  (By XV. Scott, Mining Recorder)  BOUND 1IILL.  On this claim, Oiown-gi.inted, theie  is a shaft 21 feet deep, showing in the  bottom S to 0 feet ol g.ilen 1 and c-at-  bon.itus, the ass.iy \.dues of whiih.ue,  taking samples acioss the vein, (.1)  gajena, $S2.43 pei ton of 2,000 pounds  and 74 per cent, lead; (h) ovides and  clay containing catb'onatos, $10 43 pen  ton. Galena ttoiti another sh.ilt 45  feet deep assayed ,$62 01 in silver with  62 per cent, lead, .ill oie containing  strong tiftces ot gold. Still tuithet  north 150 feet a tunnel has been driven  southward - 40 teet on the vein of  quartz and galena, and at the noith  end of this tunnel a shaft has been sunk  45 feet upon a vein, which at the hot-  torn of the shaft show s .1 good foot-  wall and hanging-wall (5 feet apait,  while* the ore is of ,t mixed ch.uactei  or .pyirhotite, ch.ilcopynte, blende,  and galena. Theie is ample watei  power in the vie inity of this claim,  which is less than a mile fiom the C.  P. ji. and about six miles from Illeulle-  y/aet in a 1101 th-westeily duection.  -There is plenty,of timhci tin the claim  for .mining put poses; aud lowei in the  valley the timhei isof excellent epiahty  for milling purposes. . ,  *    1 DONALD.  On this claim, adjoining the Round  Hill on tho south, .1 shaft has heen  sunk to a depth of St feet, on which at  the bottom aie galena, pyirhotite and  blende, assays of whicli varying fioru  $20 to $75 in lead and silver." A tunnel  h"as been run in 165 teet, and will, when  continued 250 feet fmtlier, cioss-cut  all the veins and meet the shaft at ,1  depth of 20S teet. _���������  "      -- - FISH RIVER.  TlicDunveg.in niiuei.il claim shipped  48 tons of 01 e to the smelter in ban  FrAncisco this season, the 01 e assAy-  in"s{ 90'"oiinccs silvei and 72 pel tent,  leael to the ton. netting a good piofit  to!tho owners, i\ho"have bonded the  propen-ty foi $15,000 with a piobahihty  of 11 sale being accomplished, as this is  a good propei ty. _. - / '  The Alma minoral claim is 7t' sonth-  'i'i'y'e'tfjeTiKmWo,'*!^ anej,  will   be-developed   ne������xt   summer.    Tt  has a good surface showing,  samples  and in about anothei 20 feet will tap  the hanging wall of the vein, tho face  of the tunnel being now in a gieeiush  lock highly thuged with coppet  pj'itcs ,intl grVy copper, the letel������'  en 1 ymg $1.50 in gold per ton. Ass.t) s  fiom tin* piopeity give 111 o/.s. ol  silver aud 72 per tout. lead.  The.! umbo mineral cl.hm, situ lied  on the noith foik slope,* has nn out  tiop of .1 huge vein, showing 9 leet of  eju.ii t/, at one place*, in which one tunnel has been ciiivon 130 foet upon a  \ein showing in the ' face 0 teet ot  cjnaitz. highly minei allied, while  another tunnel ftuther down 'the  mountain has been run 110 feet, showing _a well riiini*iali'/ed face. Assays  ft 0111 this propel ty of concentiatos give  320 o/s. silvei anil $5 in gold per le>n.  Thet e ate good water powei and plenl y  of timber adi.tccnt to tho property  Thei e .11 e supposed to be 180 tons of  (.oncenticiting me cm the* dump.  The Notth St.n nuneial claim, situated in Oh omul Hog Basin, about one  mile fiom the Jumbo, has a good  showing of Galena 01 e,rand 10 tons of  shipping 01 e ho on the dump, and a  tunnel is being driven to taD, the vien  at a consider ilile depth. This property has heen bonded to a "Vancouvei  gentleman, who will commence wotk  next spring as soon as the snow clis-  appe.us. Assivs of ore liom this  claim give 125 ozs. in silver, and 72 pel  cent. lead.  Tne Oreorgie and Reggie mineral  claims situated about 10 miles fiom  AlbeitCmvon on the north fork, and  about 600 feet freim the trail built this  snnunei to Downie Creek, aie owned  by David and Emily Wnolsc-v, and  have been bonded te>r $10,000" Six  men are working driving a tunnel 160  feet to tap tho vein at ;a con \1de1 able  depth. An .iss ly ot the 01 o fiom these  claims gave 2 ozs. 17 dw t. in gold, 1,155  nzs in silver per ton, and 13.0 percent,  copper.  The account of the Lanaik and Isabella mines, the property of the Lil-  loet, Fraser River and Cariboo Gold  Fields Co. Ltd., in this district was  published in our last issue".���������From the  report ot th������>Minister of Mines.  ������  Revelstoke Markets.  Retail���������Oats $30 per ton; butter, tu*>.  dairy 23c., creamery 28c.; potatoes  $130 per ton; hay, timothy and clover.  $25 per ton; wild hay, $16; beef, by the  carcase, 0c; pork, by the.carcase, 13c.;  mutton, 15c; eggs, fresh," 25c. per doz.  To Merchants and Business Men.  'The Revelstoke Herat.d has just  received an excellent lot of stationery,  including Letter Heads,   Bill  Heads,  Envelopes, Flat Papers nnd Cardboard.  DEATHS.  Burton.���������On the 10th inst., the infant  son of "George Burton, C. P. R. engineer.  .   ABSTRACT OF RECORDS.  Lardeau Recording: Office for March, 1897.  BILLS OF SALE.  March 5. J. F. Lansing and James  W. Hamilton to British Columbia  Smelting & Refining Co., full interest  in the Hope mineral claim.  March 9. W. G. Girnrd to Louis  Levesque, one-half interest in the Lula  mineral claim.  March 22. Lemuel Arthur to J. D.  McDonald, one-half .interest in the  Prince Edward claim.  March 25. Thomas Meadon to O. E.  Peterson and C E. Bailey, one-third  interest in Sultana mineral claim.  - Angus McLeod to C. E. Peterson and  C. E. Bailey, one-third interest in the  Sultana mineral claim.  March 29. Thomas McRae to G. D.  Scott, one-half undivided interest in1  Sun Set mineral claim.  March 31. F. S. Dolcott and D. H.  Skciu one-ninth interest in Excelsior  and Iron Cap claims, to Frank H.  Renick.  LOCATIONS.  March 11. Blue Bird mineral claim,  recorded by R. H. Brett, situated near  Galena Bay.  assaying 00 ounces silver, and 72 por  cent. "lend.      - ' <    ' <        .  The Scotia.Elizabcth and Edinburgh  mineral claims, on the south-east stele  of- Fish River, owned by the Fish  River Coppenand Silver Mining Company, have a good 'surlace showing,  tmd a tunnel litis been run in 160 feet  to tan the vein, but more woilc is*^ to  be done upon this pioperty next "season. There are ten tons of shipping  ore ready for shipment, assays iiom  which run froin 175 ozs. to 320 ozs.  silver, .80 per cent, load; carbonates  having assayed 1,207 ozs- silvei, anel  $12 in golel per; ton.  The Annie 'iuinei.il claim is the  southerly extension of Scotia min.eial  claim-iind a tiinni*Lhas_beeii=runll50  foet. along tho vein, w ith a fair showing of mineral, ,1 good dump of"ship-  ping ore having nctumiilateci, assaying  80 ozs. silver per ton, .ind 72 per cent,  lead.  The Heronhack mineral claim, the  southerly extension of tho Agnes, has  a good surface showing of mineral,  assaying 80 ozs. silver, and,72 per cent,  lead.   4  The Agnes mineral claim, the southerly extension of the Annie, also has  good surface showings, assays fiom  which giving 80 ozs. silver per ton, and  72 pei- cent. lead.  On lhe Salmon, the southerly extension of the lletonb.ick, theie aie  also good surface prospects of mineral,  assaying 80 ozs. silver, anel 72 per cent,  lend.  The seven claims as above mentioned  are good properties, and aie located  upon a strong vein about 8 feet wide,  carrying ore along the hanging wall,  and there is a plentiful supply of timber and water.        ,  On the Blue Bell mineral claim, situated about one mile south-east from  Illecillewaet. and owneel by Benjamin  Green, the vein is 3 teet wide, in which  a shnrt hits been sunk 45 feet deep in  mineral, which assays 120 o/;s. silver,  anel 72 pur cent, lead, and this property is bonded, and will, be developed  next spring as soon as the snow disappears.  The Silver Bow, Copper Crown and  Copper Hill mineral claims, situ.ilcd  seven miles northerly fiom the C. P.  R. at Plat Creek, und owned bv the  Fish River Copper and Silver Minhig  Company. A tunnel 00 feet litis been  driven in on tho vein at one place, and  a second tunnel, 70 feet long, lower  down tho mountain. The hanging  wall is qunrtssite, the fnotwall green  slate. Eighteen tons of ore were  shipped in 1804, and netted the nwneis  a good sum. Assays from this group  gave 66 per cent, copper, $25 in gold,  and 8 ozs._silver per ton. The company intend developing this property  largely next summer."'     ���������  On the Sanquhar mineral claim, situated about two miles from lllecillewaet, on the north fork slope, a shaft  has been sunk SO.feet at one place, and  about 12 tons of ore are on theyduinp,  while at another point another tunnel  is in 75 feet iu a greenish rock, highly  charged with copper pyrites and grey  copper*, carrying $1.50 per ton in golel.  Assays from tho property 111, ozs. of  silver* and 72 per cent. lead. ]:  .Qn the Summit Lodo claim, the  s-outherly extension .of the Sanquhar,  a tunnel has been driven  in 75 feet,  THE CROVTSJSEST PASS .  THE OFFER OF THE. GOVERNMENT. TO THE ,C. P. R.  STILL COMING. \ ,  '  Snow Slides Enclose   Revelstoke From  the Outer "World.  A slide between Twin Butte and  Albeit Canyon, .1 slide at the 13th  crossing, aud a slide between the 40th  and 47th snowsheds near Clan William  .(jffejituiillj-.ciit QtE..;Reyelstoke.froin all  e-omtmmicationieffilt-nctwest from-;__b-  nrday -morning, till*1 Monday, evening."  The slide between the,Butte and Albert Canyon was one-of the worst and  most destructive to the railway ever  expei ienced on the C.P.R.. -The mountain, down . which. it. came,- lies back  at least 500 yards from the line and the  aiea between-is flat--still immense  trees and rovks embedded ,in an enormous "mass of snow were forced across  the intermediate space and partly  'piled on the track and > partly hurled  into the canyon below. * Over fifty  paiis of rails were knocked off the  grade and wore found doubled in two  111 the snow below. At the 13th crossing the bridge was again knocked out  of place '.ind the canyon filled up with  snow, while the rising waters of-the  Illecillewaet added' to the difficulties  of the situation.���������-Bet\v~pn-the~40-iind  47 sheds an immonse quantity of snow,  ice. rock and timbers were piled 'up  over 50 feet high.    * rt  Communication was not resumed  till Monday evening, when a transfer  was effected at the Clan William slide.  Early io the afternoon next day' a  train came through from the west,  and after short wait here went on  through', the long delayed No 1 cross-  ingjit at this point. On the Arrowhead branch the lino was* bloc-kcd on  Sunday and No 15 did not land here  till 4:30 on Sunday morning.  Over 150 men were clearing the  line east from Saturday- to Monday  and Snpt. Marpole and the officials o'f  the road made tho most heroic efforts  to get communication opened up. The  bridge at tho 13th crossing caused delay after the snow had heen cleared  off the track. Tho scene of operations  at that point was a popular object for  an afternoon stroll on Sunday when it  was visited by quite a number of Itevelstoke residents.  A Grant of "3,000,000 on Condition of  Reduced Rates and Running'Powers to'  Other Roads���������Not Likely to be Accepted  by the'Com:a:iy  (Special to the Herald.)  Ottawa.     April    13.���������The   Liberal  members   from      British     Columbia.  Northwest   and   Manitoba waited . ou "  the premier, and 'Messrs Blair, Tarte  and-Sifton today  regarding the   construction of the Crow's Nest. Pass- railway".  It is understood that Mr. Laurier  stilted * that   tho government'intends.  giving the: construction of the road to- '  the company if they will  give up certain rights now in" their franchise, se)'   <  as   to   reduce  the   through  rates anti  give   running   powers   over  tho mail  through tho pass  to  other   railways.  For thesa concessions the governine'iit  would   give-$10,000'a mile, or about   *  $3,000,000 in nil.      What the late government, the   premier s.iitl, intended  giving  to "tbe C. P.  R. for the roiic*  was equal to $25,000 per mile without  any   concessions,   being   given.     Thn  government's arrangement, if carried;  through,"-'would -satisfy   the 'British  Columbia members, but it isliot likely    c  that the C. P. R. will consent-.       "      ,;-  Mr.   Bostock   pte'sonteel   a  petition  today from  the  town  of-Lethbridgtv  asking   that^the   Crow's, Nest   'Pass,  roael include that town in its route.''      '  Mi*. Morrison presented a petition"  from the resielcnts-of Buriiaby, -Maple  Ridge and" othejrs for greater restrictions'on llicV'iminigratiau of Chinese, "  and Japanese.: . ' - .*. .'. " , >'.'���������.''  ��������� The government has for .the present  abandoned all hope of making a commercial treaty with the Unitt*a States."  Possibly, after the session the government may' make overtures to have* a  conimissio'tr'appointecl to enquire fully  into the question".'' - -- .- ;,  ��������� '.-���������-. .-t    _���������  . A���������delegatiein waited, on Mr. Lanrii'i-  arid "Sir "Oliver Mowat today in'favor  of the Cbarleton act.1   They askedethat  the age of (consent, be ��������� ineretised-from  10'to 18 years,"and "that the exemption   *  age of the'seiliicer he reduced' from 21  to 18 yearsT-,,!, -.- .--.. .-   -     - . '      -..."-  Tho government has finally made* a   ���������  contract''with* the'Petersons for the*  Atlantic service ,of. 20 knots an hour.  The finestrhoats. afloat are to be,put on,  the line)''Olid the passage made in four "  days; 1-j * ii������iv*7>.ii:'"r.i_iy-_: --.���������j .v *���������_,.,,->   .  "^".Senator". Bechard"' died***irr^orrti"P."ir~ '~^y~  -'today, aged. GTyears...', -!ffi>*wpre!>ente*irl^,''"''-*'  Iberville"in th"e���������Comrne'ns, fto'm'Con-"  federatiod until July of last year,when    '  he resigned j to ' make   way. for'Mr. ���������  Tarte on'the latter's* appointment to   '  the    ministry,, when: he'*was".made  senator.  -  z - ~~ , ..  . j; The Curfew Bell.,  Victoria", April 13.'���������In"*the legislature' today. Sill'.-Kennedy "presented a  petition from the ministerial associ;  ations of the'four coast cities in favor  of municipalities being empowered' to '  pass a curfew, by-law.     ' ;.      :   ���������. ��������� ,   ���������  ILLECILLEWAET.  Mining .Notes  From  the  District.  East  of  the  Illecillewaet, April 12.���������The concentrator at Laurie was started on  Sunday anrl a small quantity of ore  put through. We believe that under  the able management of Mr. Ableiug  it will be a success.  150 feet of the long snow sheel above  here was broken in on Saturday. Two  of our townsmen came near being '"in  it."  J. Fraser's bridge crew has moved 4  miles east and Mr. McDonald's gang  are with us.  Work on the Blue Bell is being commenced.  Clean Up Your Back Yards.  AA'ith the departure of the snow the  usual revelations are being made of  tho short anel easy methods adopted  during the winter of getting rid of tlie  miscellaneous domestic rubbish of the  town. They tire not particularly grateful to the senses or conducive to health.  A general cleaning up of back yards  and odd corners is highly recommended by scientists as a preventative at  this par ticnlar season of the year, anel  the Herald thinks that the citizens  ot Revnlstoke hael better adopt this  opinion as an article of faith and endeavor to carry it out in practice.  "War'is Imminent. '  Athens, April' 18.���������The ' frontier  situation is developing slowly. -"The  strain of maintaining armies of alxmt  100.000Toach-in-the-lie!d-isiTbemg7felt���������  with steadily increasing'severity-by  both Turkey' and Greece, - so that a  declaration of war would be.wolconieel'  by either side with a feeling of .cei'n-  siderable relief.     "       " '   *    ��������� ���������  c It is an upon secret here that,by the  end of tho present week at .least 10,000  Greek irregulars will be in*Macedonia,  Albania and Epirus. ���������   -  -       ' "'"  .   -   .'      t    : '��������� -       ;  /  '  TROUT, LAKE CITY.   .  The Horne-Payne 'Syndicate Acquire the  ��������� * Silver Cup. '  ��������� Trout Lake, B. C, April 0���������Since  my'last notes I learn that the Silver  Cup mine has been taken over by the  Horhe-Paynfe Co. entirely./ Tlii_'givr_  them three splendid properties "in this  section of the country, which if vigor.-',  ously worked should at no distant  date become the largest shippers in  the Trout Lake mining district. This  last- purchase is a good one:, it being  tho best developed in the district.  From tho tunnel now 'nearing" completion tho shaft will he commenced  and levels extended on the various  veins, opening out one of the host and  most easily worked mines in West  Kootenay. - Too much credit cannot  be _ given to the proprietors for  their enterprise* ' mdriving" . this  tunnel, and also to their worthy  malinger. Mr. Monroe. The latter has  seen clemonstrated that which he had  the courage 10 state iu the face of  great odds, viz: that two or more  veins crossed the Silver Cup hill. This  is .splendidly proved by tho tunnel, ami  on his (putting his present sphere of  active service I think, ils miner**, we  ought to do him this justice, that he  know what he was doing. , A first rate  miner and business man. and wo will  bo sorry if he leaves the district.   -  I see a paragraph in your last.issue  that Messrs..Horne-Payne anil .company intend applying for a 320 acre  pre-emption at the" Eight Mile bridge,  (or Silver Cup bridge.). This is good  news, as it means undoubted ly a point  for a concentrating plant, and will be  hailed with a feeling of pleasure Hy  residents here.  Ferguson is moving, lots of buildings  going up. I hope to see half a dozen  stores open for the summer trade, as t  will give us the much needed competition, that brings down prices to a  living basis.        ..  Trciut Lake, just now. is quiet, lint  as soon as the snow goes  I  exisect to  see lot's  of houses going up, as in the  summer a moro   beautiful  spot could-  not be found in the Kootcnays. e_  Revelstoke   Herald  JOHNSON & PETTIPIECE  Proprietors and Publishers  A Beml-Weskly Journal, published In the  nteroete of Revelstoke and the Burroundlng  istriot, Wednesdays and Saturdays, making  oseat connections with all trairiB.  Advertising Rates: Display ads, $1.50 per  column inch. $2.00 por inch wheninsertedon title  page, Legal ads., 12o por (nonpareil) lino for  first Insertion; 80 for each additional insertion,  lteadins notices, 15o per line each issue. Birth,  .Marriage and Death notioes. free.  Subscription Rates: By mail or carrier. 92.00  per annum ; ������ 1.25 for six months, striotly in  d vance.  Our Job Department: TnE Herald Job  Department is one of tho best oquippod  printing offices in West Kootenay, and is pro-  ..fired to execute all kinds of printing in first  ctassstylo at honest prices. One price to all.  ���������J" o job too largo���������none too small���������for us. Mail  orders promptly attended to. Give ua a trial  un your next order.  . To Correspondents: * AVe invito correspondence on any subjeot of interest to the general  j.ublio, and desire a reliable regular corres-  inndent. -In every locality surrounding  r.ovolstoke. In all cases the bona fide namo  nf tho writer must accompany manuscript, but  i.ot necessarily for publication.   .  Address all communications  REVELSTOKE HERALD,  Revelstoke, B. C.  0TICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.  1 All correspondence must bo ogibly  written, on ono side of the paper only.  2. Correspondence containing personal  matter must be signed with tho proporlnamo  of the writer.  3. t 'orrespondencc with roforenco to any  thing that has appeared In another paper  must first be offered for publication to that  fapor before it can appear in Thk Herald.  ��������� ���������      ���������       1 1 ..  WEDNESDAY.     APRIL  14,     1897.  ROSSLAND'S  LOW GRADE ORES  The result of the second mill  test of Le Roi ore, which has just  been made public, appears to be  quite as satisfactory as was the  first experiment early iu March.  The Daily Miner to hand yesterday gives the following summary  of the views of Capt. Hall, superintendent of the mine, who is a  careful, conservative and experienced mining man:  1. The test was a complete  success.      i      ,   -  2. Captain Hall believes the gold  in the ores in this camp i~ almost  wholly free, and that with proper  machinery 75 per cent can be  saved on the plates.  8. He thinks orerunninp; $6 per  ton can be more economically run  than ore running $10.  ,4. He' would use Cornish rolls  instead of stamps, .as he thinks  the rolls would more completely  free the gold.  5. He recommends the Le Roi to  erect a 200 ton milling plant.  0, He thinks the LeRoi company  lias already broken down 35,000  tons of ore suitable to run through  n mill.  ���������   In tbe opinion  of.' experienced  men these tests have practically  ' ensured the future   of Rossland as  a great mining camp.  dustry, that it is the uncertainty  to which Mr. Foster refers, and  this alone, which has prevented  the cold storage business _e__~"''"  full swing for the past six months,  and which has caused Mr. Stone's  company to lose a whole season,  for it is now too late to do anything this year in regard to erecting a cold storage warehouse in  British Columbia, and how much  longer we are to remain in the  dark goodness only knows. People  generally will emdorse the Opposition's policy of insisting on the  Government declaring its tariff  proposals before any other business is allowed to proceed in the  House. Every visitor to Kootenay is impressed with the magnificent opportunities tor profitable trade with Alberta in  dressed meats and poultry, butter,  eggs,vegetables, and other perishable products which can be raised  in large quantities and very  cheaply in this country, but which  are at present being for the most  part supplied by American farmers and dealers. The writer was  assured by a dealer in Nelson that  the reason he imported eggs from  Spokane at $9 a case instead of  from Alberta at $6 was that he  could always be certain of getting  the American article when he  wanted it and getting it fresh. A  cold storage warehouse at say  Nakusp would remedy this and  ensure all the business in Kootenay that Alberta farmers and  dealers could "dandle for years to  come. Such a storage would enable Alberta products to be collected and held at Nakusp in  readiness to supply the trade  promptly and profitably, and with  fresh ".goods that would reflect  credit on the country. It has been  proved by repeated tests that  fruit,- eggs, butter and other  articles kept in a good cold storage will retain their purity for  weeks and even months, while to  ship them in the heat of summer  means partial and sometimes total  loss.  That the Kootenay business will  not be as profitable and as satisfactory to our producer- this  season as it would have been with  the aid of cold storage is to be  deeply regretted. . It means that  the bulk of the farm produce consumed in Kootenay will continue  to be supplied by the Americans.  The  question   is: what    are   our  people going to do about it ?  ���������Calgary Herald.  WINTER ETCHINGS.  NEWS NOTES.  The "Concert" of the Powers has  degenerated into a farce in which  the performers do, not seem to  have studied their parts.  COLD STORAGE  During* his speech in the debate  on the address Hon. Geo. E.  Foster asked some pertinent ques  tions regarding the Government's  tariff policy. Why, he asked, was  information given to one enquiry  when it had for nine months been  -withheld-from���������a_other-?^----W-hy-  should the . coal ihdnstrv be told  what the policy would' be when  the important pork packing industry vainly    supplicated    last  ��������� year for information - that would  enable it to make its dispositions  for the coming season's work, and  in consequence curtailod its operations and paid lower prices to the  farmers ? Did Mr. Fielding desire  to benefit a pet industry, or was  he "rigging" the political market?  Mr. Poster went on, in his cutting  style, to characterize this sort of  policy as "oiie of the worst and  most indecent cases of the kind  that had ever happened under  Parliamentary government in this  country. The Premier had said  there was not a man or woman in  the country but knew what the  Government was going to do with  the tariff. Then Mr. Laurier proceeded to define the Government's  policy. It was, to alleviate the  burdens of the people and impair  no present business interests.'  Thi~ was delightfully definite, and  all would know just what the  Government's policy would be.  The great man had spoken, the  wonderful definer of thing." had  giyen his definition, and no longer  would the commercial papers report that the business of the country was retarded and languishing.''  Mr. Foster is a party man and  was of course speaking largely for  political effect, but there can be  no doubt of the fact, as Ave in  Alberta know all too well, that  there is more truth than fiction in  what he said. The Herald is informed by Mr. T. Stone, the chief  promoter of the extensive cold  storage enterprise which it is proposed to establish in connection  with the Calgary pork packing in-  ''Truth crushed to earth will  rise again," said the man with the  poetic instinct. "Yes,"saidtheman  from Nevada, "but sometimes not  till afte- the referee has counted  ten."  Several of our eastern contemporaries advocate the construction  of    Crow's   Nest . "Pass,  by. .the  The wind Is growing crlspcr; 1 ,.~;l'~  That makes our noses glow;        i  |f  AVe hear It sigh and whisper; ' >(  "Look out for slush and snow."-   ']  The raven gayly circles��������� '  '.  The butcher does a jig; !j  .While with  his dirk he dirties '. I*.  The mellow  rounded pig. ! I '*  Oh, now the land Is flowing t  With cough drops lush aud prime;  The   cider mill is  going  In rhapsodies of rhyme. i  ,WIth Joy our hearts are brimming, .'  Upon  the   frosty  morn, 'i  For while  the sparrow's skimming  Song Indeii round the thorn, J  .We watch the withered grasses     .. i'f  That catch the crystal Hake,      . ':}  And  pour rich gold molasses  Upon the buckwheat cake.  POWER FROM REFUSE.  ���������;>:&  Fifty-Five   English  Tomi   Generate    It  From Household Garbage.  Garbag-e and town refuse disposal is  one matter where the cities of Europe  are far ahead of those of this country.  An ideal plant of ithis kind i3 that at  Bockdale, England. InivestAgators  have all apreed that -urtnine is -the  .best -way to dispose of the accurntila-  tdans. This preference is due to the  fact that by this method: not only is  all orjrandc matter liable to .putrify an"  tiecome a menace to the health of tha  community destroyed, tout it has been  found ,by actual trial that the "teat  derived from tihe burntais ot -the refuse  may be used for the production 'of  steam, which can be utilized for commercial purposes, and the revenue received from this tjource may be suffl-  ctent to more than pay for the cost  of burning. There cure no less than  fifty-five suoh destroyers in different  parts of England. The health committee of Rockdale, a manufacturing:  town of 73.000 inhabitants. recently adopted the method, with the Idea of  ultimately- using the steam produced  for electric lighting purposes. It has  been found that Oils roug-h, unscreened  refuse, amiuring as much as 35 per cent,  of clinker and ash, will evaporate 1.6  pounds of water for every pound of  refuse burned. under*"1 boilers bu-llt to  .produce steam at 120 pcimds'' pressure. Coa.l burned under- the same  ���������boilers evaporated 7 pounds of water  per pound of coal. The two boilers  have a grate surface of 45 (square feet  each. In building the two destructor  cells a large combustion chamber,  common to both, was provided between them and the -boilers, so that the  gases could tateM*mtai_le, and that time  should be allowed for the cej-mbustfon  of gases before they t*ame In contact  with the comparatively cold surface of  the boiler, noting tho fact *hat if once  the organic matter in the rumes were  heated sufficiently high, no amount of  subsequent cooling down could again  make them rnalodorous.  It 1s interesting to note that It is  not necessary to use coal to aid in the  burning of this refuse. The plant has  been able to produce 340 brake horse  power, burning two tons of Tefuse per  hour. This high efTlc-iency Is obtained  with ordinary boilers -by u*?lng a forced  draught. _ The weight of the refuse Is  reduced two-thirds, and the volume  three-fourths.  The author says In conclusion "Tlie  disposal of two-thirds of the refuse  completely 1s an important matter,  but when to this is added the fact  that tho remaining third is rendered  quite free from any- orgardei' matter  whatever, it is "past conception that  corporatitrns and local companies will  continue to tip such immense quantities of putrefactive matter away,  when, it they put in suitable appliances and used the steam which can  be produced the refuse might be burned and a profit made on the transaction."���������e_asseU's Magazine.  Government. The Herald rises  to remark" that the Pass had  already been constructed some  time before the Liberal Government came into power and that  what we really need i.s a railroad  through it. If the Government  will supply the railroad, we'll elo  the rest.  The Golden Era is of the opinion  that the construction of the  Crow's Nest l'ailway will not be  helped to any extent by the  "highly academic" discussion  which some of the eastern newspapers have worked up over it.  "The people of East Kootenay  want this railway built," it says,  "and are willing that a fair price  should be paid to get it, and are  not too particular who builds ifc or  operates it, so long as they are  assured fair treatment in the  matter of rates." -.  A Herrmann Girt.  "I once -thought HeCTiratiii had  made' sue a very valuable present,"  said Oscar Hammererx-i. "The oc-  currerrrce was two or three years ago  at my Coliirrtbus Theatre, in Harlem,  where Herrmann was playing at the  time. I was approached by a large-  sized  man,   who   began   lo   abuse  me  -terribly for trying to steal some of  the apparatus or tricks." The war or  words brought HeTrmann out from his  _ressir*g-rex������m. I explained what had  happened, and he was profuse in his  apologies for the way his servant had  talked to me. He was .in a hurry to  begin the performance, and suddenly  seized the big diamond-studded locket  ���������which he always wore, broke It from  his chain, and, as I tho-ujsbt, wrapped  It up tightly in a little piece of paper  I and handed It to top, saying: "Here,  Hamrnerstesln. here's a little trifle  which I hope you will accept for trm  manner In which you have been treated to-night. Keep It and remember mc  by It." I took the little package to my  private office, opened it. and, instead  of the locket, found an old baggage  check, belonging to ������om<* W<*st<*rn railroad   company."���������New   i'ork Journal.  Mgr. Merry Del Val has been  interviewed.. That is, a newspaper  man talked to him in New York;  but it is not easy to determine  who did the interviewing. The  report recalls the story of an  American Congressman, who was  waited upon by an indignant  delegation of constituents. He  received them with courtesy,  listened to them with dignity, and  when the spokesman closed hi3  remarks by asking in impassioned  tones: "Why did you do it?" ho  bowed in the politest way and  said: "That is a question, and I  never answer questions."  Sir Oliver Mowat will introduce a  hill to enable the Government to retire for cause, judges on attaining the  ago of -70 years.  Karl.v O'ioaEe.  The early methods of coining money  were exceedingly imperfect. The metal, having been brought ic the required standard of ft-rr-ness*, was melted and cast into small bars, which was  reduced Into thin platens und<*r the  .hammer. Square pieces cut from  these plates were rounded at fie forge  and then by means of i-ud������> dies���������one  fixed like an anvil to a block and the  ctJv������r held in the hand and struck with  a mallet like a punch���������the round lump  of metal was flattened a.nd coined at  the same time. The difficulty''of thus  placing the two dies- exactly opposite  suggested cicxasional improv<TneTi.ts:  but It was not till about the sixteenth  century that the forge ajid hammer  gave place in France and Englar.d to  the mill and screw, a method by which  the bars were reduced to their proper thi.iknens by rolling and the pieces,  were coined by the pressure of a  screw. In the British mint screw  presses imt**elled by stearn nrt- otlll  u������x*d. while In the United Rtat*-"*, Jn  France* and in some other countries the  lever presses have beem i?ubstltuteei-  Kpmn.rlCAbl.r Ttnplfl  Arlvnnr*.  "M. JTnnotaux, the Minister of Foreign Affairs at Paris, has come for-  ��������� ward a.s a candidate for ttir* seat of  the late M. Challemel-Tjiicour In the  French Academy, M. Hanotaux, who  only thirteen years ago was a pro-  fesTS^r earning a stipend of J)0 n. week.  Is tift author of some very remarkable  historical publications, htis work on  Cardinal Richelieu having won for  lilm much fame, and his election tn  co___erc_ certain. '    Alderman Beausoleil, M. P., denies  that he signed the appeal to the Pope,  nor did he authorize anybody to sign  it for him.  Grasshoppers and gophers have put  in an appearance, and the green grass  is also beginning to show itself.���������Macleod Gazette.  The Rossland "Stock Reporter" is  the latest venture in journalism. It  will be devoted exclusively to stock  reports and mining news,  Hon. John Oostigan emphatically  denies the report that he is about, to  enter the Legislature of New Brunswick as a Minister of the Crown.  Mr. Hugh Sutherland is at Ottawa  to urce upon the Minister of Marine  the necessity tor procuring a stronger  vessel for the Hudson's Bay expedition.  The Winnipeg Tribune publishes a  whisper to the effect that the Government; will grant aid to the C. P. R. for  the construction of the Crow's Nest  Railway to the extent of $0,400 per  mile.  The reported rate war between the  Canadian Pacific, Grand Trunk, Great  Northern and Northern Pacific .railway is said to have resulted in an  amicable asrangemeat between the  warring companies.  Kaslo Liberals believe that Senator  Mclnnes will succeed Mr. Dewdney as  Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and are. booming J. B. Mc-  Arthur, of Rossland, for the prospective vacancy in the Senate.  Mr. Kitchen, M. P. P. for Ohilliwack, B. C, is dead. The house adjourned out of respect for his memory,  aud his vacant chair in the Assembly  was draped with crape and a wreath  of lilies placed on his desk.  The Six Nation Indians have peti-  ontied for the abolition of the franchise as applied to them, on the  ground that it has created too much  enmity, hatred and bitterness among  them���������and yet Indians are supposed  to have less intelligence than other  people.  During the debate in Parliament on  the motion of Mr. Mclnnes of Vancouver, calling on the Government to  disallow the British Columbia Southern charter, Mr. Oliver, M. P., for  Alberta urged the Government to protect the interests of the North West  in dealing with the Crow's Nest Railway matter. '  Mr. Quinn, M.P., has introduced a  bill to provide that not more than six  per cent may be exacted for overdue  debts.  It, is - announced'' that the  governor general has signed 230 orders  superannuating officials in various  parts of the Dominion. These orders  nave heen awaiting his signature for"  some time and have at last been put  through.    _ ��������� '     ,  Mayor McCreary of Winnipeg has  received a telegram from tho mayor of  Moorhead, Minn., advising the citizens  of Winnipeg to prepare for the highest  water in 20 years. Winnipeg merchants are taking all possible precautions. ��������� *   ���������. ,  A man walked into a store the other  day with the air of a prospective  customer and enquired : "Got any  clean collars and cuffs this morning?"  "Plenty, my friend, plenty," wasj the  reply. Apparent 'customer: . "Then  why don't your wear some."  It is rumoured that the C. P. R. has  secured an option on the Nelson- &  Fort Sheppard and Spokane Falls to  Northern railway :'systems, the' purchase price being $7, "00.CC3. Tho purchase of Mr. Corbin's .railway .would'  give the C. P. R. the entire control of  all transportation lines in Kootenay  untilthe Nelson and Bedlington road  is built to connect with the .Great  Northern Railway at Bonner's Ferry.  The secretary of the Winnipeg Rowing Club has received from the secretary of the Royal Henley* Regatta  committee a letter ���������,expressing -.the'  pleasure with which the committee received the . entry of the Winnipeg  crew. This removes all doubt as to  Winnineg being acceptable and it was  decided that the crew should leave lor  Henley about .lune 1st. The Winni-  pegs have as yet had no practice on  _the_water._this_y.ear, hut.all.are in.good.  trim. The four will comprise Marks,  stroke; Osborne, '2nd; Fleet,- 3rd  Armytage, bow and captain. *"* -  The use of the nronoun ."we" by  newspaper writers is freauentl"$* confusing to the public mina. An exchange gives the following lucid definition: The editorial "we" has a  variety of applications. For instance,  when you read wo are behind with our  work, it means the whole offico force,  even to the devil.. If we are having a  boom." the town is- meant. ,We received over seven million,emigrants  last-vear means the nation; but we  have hog cholera in our midst, means  the man who takes the naper and  does not pay for it is very ill.  The "Toronto"-World's Montreal  special says: "There can be no getting  over the fact that Del Val is having  too much truck with the Canadian  bishops to please those Instrumental  in getting him over here. The rather  strange hope that he would ignore the  the prelates has not been in any way  justified. A good deal of comment  has been indulged in over the fact that  he saw every bishop and canon in the  province before he went to the  capital to see the Premier, Hon. Mr.  Tarte or even his friend, Hon. MiC  Fitzpatrick.  Shaded" Hlchwayt*.  Trees add more than beauty to a  country highway, although that feature  alone should be a sufficient incentive to  insure their presence. But they ar_>  comforting, as well, and their shades  helps to retain a "degree of moisture  that retards the rriaking of dust.  The usual highway should be made  beautiful and comfortable as well.,  Every negligent highway commissioner  should be compelled to ride a wheel  along a sun-blistered road, or, better  yet, be harnessed to a load, as is the  poor, dumb -horse. This would bring  him to a realization of the fact that  a little shade along the road Is a good  and gracious thing.  Make the highway beautiful.���������Good  Roads.  Tho Won derful Mimic Snnke.  The Dakotas, Montana and 'Wyoming  are the States in which the most wonderful specimen of.American reptile is  found���������a snake whloh Is able to mimic  the call of any of the bird family. One  which some Government naturalists  were recently watching Imitated the  call of the Bob White to perfection.  While the serpent was under surveillance it coiled itself up in the long  prairie grass, swelled the parts about  tho neck and head to about twice their  usual size, and emitted several bird  calls as plainly as the feathered musicians themselves could have done it.  A I.tindficnplnc Hint.  To destroy bushes, hazel willow, etc.,  1 find frequent cutting of the brush  and briars during the growing season  the best practice. Cut close and as  often as they sprout, for the leaves are  the lungs of the plant. If willows are  peeled as soon as -the. sap .Is well up in  epring, they will succumb. Small ones  may be pulled when the ground is  wot, and this I find the best way for  alder���������-provided they are at once hung  up to dry or are burned.���������American  Agriculturist.  wr.y twijiois.  One ot 'the dispensary' doctors���������it  would not ,be fair to name him���������tells  agewd story,on himself.  There was a dispute as to the disease  of which a certain gentleman died  whom he had attended. Several medical friends insisted that he died of  dropsy. -None of them knew the young  doctor had attended him, and when he  remarked that'he knew "what the man  died of, and 'insisted that everybody  else was wrong, one of them said:  "How do you know so well what ho  died of? If you know so well perhaps  you can tell us." -  "I know what he died of���������because I  attended him," was the reply, and th"  cruel answer- came -in chorus: "That  explains why he died."���������St. Louis Post-  Dispatch. , ,,j������  (SIDY BJJRBER  Praetieal  Watebmak,ep  C. P. R. -Watch  Inspector  AI"D   IlKPjVIFtER  Revelstoke  IStables  Livery  J3afo "���������  Feed"  Draying   and   Delivery   Work  . a Specialty  DEAT/ER   JN   WOOD,  ETC.  Advertising .  In Calgary In  1896   ....  M. M. PETTIPIECE  Tclophono Connection at Central Hotel  IMPERIAL B/\Nl(  OF CANADA  Head Office, Toronto  Paid Up Capital    ���������   $1,963,600  Reserve.   - '-   -" -   , 1,(56,800  Directors  H. S. Howland, President  T.R.Merntt, Vice Pres., (St. Catharines)  William Ramsay, Robert Jaffray,  Hugh Ryan,   T." Sutherland Stayn'er,  D. R. Wilkie. General Manager. ���������  Branob.es  North West and British Columbia  Brandon      Portage la    '    Vntcouvei  Calgary' Prairie Winnipeg  Edmonton  Prince Albert  Revelstoke  ,  Ontario \  Essex '        Niagara Falls    St. Thomas  Fergus        Port Colborne, Toronto  Gait Rat Portage      Wellahd"  Ingersoll    Sault St.* Marie Woodstock  St, Catharines  Agents   in   Great   Britain���������Lloyd's  Bank,  Ltd., 72 Lombard St.,- London,  with whom money may be deposited  for transfer by letter or cable to  of above branches.  Agents in the United States���������New  York, Bank of .Montreal, Bank of  America;, Chicago, .First National  Bank; St, Paul ."Second National Bank  Savings Bank Department���������Deposits  of $1 and upwards received and  interest allowed. .   ' ��������� ~ "���������  Debentures ��������� Provincial, Municipal  and other debentures purchased.  Drafts and Letters of Credit���������Available at all points in Canada, United  Kingdom, United States, Europe,  India, China, Japan, Australia, New  Zealand, etc        ,  Gold Purchased!  *    A. R. B. HEARN,  .Manager Revelstoke Branch.  Ever since Mr. J. G. Templeton  came to Calgary he has been an  ever increasing advertiser. In  1894 he spent $596.00 advertising  his drug business. In 1895 he  expended $785,00 and in 1896 he  paid out $1,019. During 1897 Mr.  Templeton will spend $2,000 at  least, popularizing his specialties the  leader of which is SIMPSON'S  KIDNEY PILLS.  This season the sales should  amount to at least 6,000 boxes and  if they continue to perform the  good they have already done the  sale will be much greater.  Eor kidney troubles   these ' pills -  are a panacea.  Banchers who ride so much on  the ranges are invariably troubled  with weak backs and deranged  kidneys. Most of them now carry  a box of SIMPSON'S in their  pocket aa one of the necessities.  One or two after each .meal will  keep the kidneys in splendid order  and there v. ill be no weak back nor  pains in the sides.  .SIMPSON'S also are a euro for  anaemia or lack of blood.  Nervousness   and   Rheumatism  completely cured  by SIMPSON'S  KIDNEY PILLS   if their use is "  persisted in.  Pale and sallow girls have found  SIMPSON'S KIDNEY, PILLS a  boon. A young, lady out on one of  the southern ranches who, was  weak, bloodless and, nervous'was  completely cured by SIMPSON'S  KIDNEY PILLS. \  Consumption was warded off by  a young.man in Macleod who had  used SIMPSON'S KIDNEY PILLS  Peoplo subject to weak spells are '  cured by  SIMPSON'S  KIDNEY  PILLS.  . If persons feel miserable and  depressed let.them use"SIMPSON'S  KIDNEY PILLS.      ":  The  serious  after  effeets of La  Grippe are cured by SIMPSON'S   .  KIDNEY PILLS.  People who have constipation  and indigestion, peoplo who have  sciatica, people who have a cough,  people who are subject to erysipilas,  people who have had scarlet fever,  people who are subject to nervous  headache, people who have'  dy spepsia and liver trouble, people  who have.kidney and.liver troubles  -   .    '        all use  Incorporated by Act of Parliament, 1855  Paid up Capital    ���������    $2,0OO;O00  Rest Fund   -    -     -    1,375,000  Head Office���������Montreal  BOARD, OF DIRECTORS  John H. R. Molson, President  S. H. Ewing, Vice-President  W. M. Ramsay       '    Henry Archbald  "Samuel Finley    W.M.'Macpherson  J. P. Cleghorn  F. Wolferstan Thomas, Gen". Manager  .- A-. D. Durnford,, Inspector  H. Lockwood, .Assistant Inspector..  The bank .receives ,on favourable  terrasthe accounts of iridividuals.flnns.  bankers and municipal and other  corporations.  Interest ajlowed on deposits at  current rates. " . '  English nnd ��������� American exchange  bought and sold at lowest rates.-  BRANCHES:*  Aylmer, Ont.  Brockville, Ont.  Calgary, Alta.  Clinton, Ont.  Exeter, Ont.  Hamilton, Ont,  London, Ont.  Meaford, Ont.  Montreal, P.Q.St. Catharine  , St. Branch.  Ottawa, Orit,  OwenSound, Ont.  Ridgetown, Ontr' .  Smiths Falls, Ont  Sorel, P. Q.  St. Thomas, Ont.   '  Toronto, Ont."    ���������'  TorontoJunc'h.Ont  Trenton, Ont.   ..  Waterloo, Ont  Woods tock.Ont  Winnipeg, Man  Morrisburg.Ont.  Norwich, Ont.  CALGARY BRANCH  Geo. C  McGregor Tflgv  TVUBISlFEe SU_-iCU  T. 6. Pbejrae, "tfanager  SICQPSOl-'S  KIDfiEV PlhhS  50  Cents a Box of Six Boxes for  $2.50  Take no substitute for SIMPSON'S  KIDNEY PILLS as Simpson's  have no' equal.  J.E.TEMPLETON  CALGARY.  Agent at MEW DENVER  ,"���������    by CHARIiES NELSON  Sam .Needham  Cleaned  Altered  Repaired  Clothes  In Good Style at Lowest Prices.  Douglas Street ��������� Revelstoke b  DOMINION  A   FORECAST    OF    THE     NEW  TARIFF   BILL  ESTIMATES BROUGHT DOWN  A Slight Decrease Over Last Year-  Some Big Reductions in Territorial  Grants���������England's Basso to Visit  Canada���������The C. P. R.���������The Yukon  Ottawa, April 7.���������On the motion of  Postmaster General Mulock for the  second reading of the superannuation  bill, Lariviere took the - objection  that it was not printed intrench.  Laurier charged the opposition with  desiring to obstruct tne business of  the house with technical objections.  Davin said if the printing of bills in  "branch was a mere formality it ought  to be abandoned.  ���������   The speaker ruled that the bill could  not be proceeded with.  Laurier said that meant that all the  business of the day would he blocked.  He therefore moved the adjournment.  Foster chaffed the premier for losing  his temper.  Ottawa, April S.���������Parliament was  given a forecast today of the good  things the budget has in store in pursuance of the policy of lightening the  burdens of the people, There is to be  an import tax on anthracite coal  which for many, years came in free.  This is contingent upon the passage  of the Dingley bill by the United  States senate. "By the Dingley bill a  duty of 75 cents per ton is levied upon  coal.  There are signs of opposition in the  senate to the franchise. Tonight  McMullen of Glengarry declared that  when the franchise bill came before the  6enate he would oppose it and he  would have opposed any similar measure even if it had been introduced by  Sir John Thompson. Similar declarations have been made by several  senators.  Cowan's bill to prohibit alien labor  was discussed at great length tonight  in the house o������ commons. Laurier  declared that he had no sympathy  with such-legislation, but in view of  the attitude of the United States it  was necessary' for Canada to - enact  similar legislation.   . -  RED HIVEK STILL RISING  Winnipeg, April S.���������The Red river  here is steadily rising and is now 10  feet- above low . water mark.-, It is  expected that the ice will go out in1" a  few days and there does .-not, seem to  be any way of escaping a Hood.  At Grand Forks'the flood situation is  growing alarming, and as the water  steadily goes up the hopes ' of the  citizens correspondingly go down. By  0 o'clock last night the water bad  reathed the 37 foot ratu'li on - the  government' gauge. The crest of the  water is expected to be -reached at  three o'clock tomorrow as the river is  now falling at Fargo."  ,   CONSERVATIVE   VICTORY  Quebec, 'A*-ril 7.���������The bye election  in Champlain* today resulted ,in a  probable victory f >r the Conservative  candidate Dr. Mnrcotte, who was  unseated' on the grounds of undue  clerical influence. His majority at the  general election on June 23rd was 370;  "today "it" is "157 withthree'polls'hear  from in Saint Maurice territory, which"  cannot be heard from tonight. ,''-  Ottawa, April 9.���������The sitting.of the  House of Commons was .very' short  yesterday. There was not'one solitary  item of lively interest iu the whole  course of the day. ,  The estimates were brought down  and show a nominal decrease over last  vear" of $223,1S$, but* the supplementary estimates to come down will not  only wipe out this decrease but will  swell the" annual expense by probably  two millions. - : (. '  - On the consolidated revenue account  there are decreases of nearly $l,���������0p,0CO.  On capital account, however, there is  a. substantial increase, due to the determination of Blair to push the St.  Lawrence canals to completion  C. P. R. main line with the Columbia  and Kootenay r.-nhvay.  THE YUKON COUNTRY. "  Ottawa, April 1).���������The Government  has under consideration the advisability of appointing a commission to visit  the Yukon district and to study the  best means of administering the same.  At present the country is really unorganized, and with a large population  flowing in to take part in the mining  some sort of law, will haye to be inaugurated.  The Citizen has a report that Mc-  Innis will summon the Globe editor  before tho bar for accusing him of  lying and slandering the Globe in his  speech on Mondny. Mr. Mclnnes has  just tolil me that it was the first he  had heard of it.  THE FAR EAST  TROOPS   GETTING   IMPATIENT  AT   LARISSA  BLOCKADING    GF    PIRAEUS  Representative of the Different Powers  Make Official Announcements to  Both Turkey and Greece ���������English  Food    Supplies   a*  Serious  Matter  Athens, April 7.���������There was great  excitement here yesterday over the  news that the blockade of Piraeus is  imminent, but there were no disturbances. Each of the foreign representatives has handed to M. Skonzes, the  Greek 'Minister of Foreign "Affairs,  the following note: "The undersigned,  in accordance with instructions from  his government, has the honour to  announce to M. Skonzes, Minister of  Foreign Affairs for the Greek'Govern-  ment, that in case of an armed conflict  on the Greece-Turkish frontier all the  responsibility will rest^ with', the aggressors. He is also instructed to say  that whatever results may. arise from  such a conflict the powers are firmly  resolved to maintain- general peace  and have decided not to allow the aggressor in any event to receive the  slightest benefit from his action."  Tho ambassadors at Constantinople  have presented to the'sublim'e'porte a  note similar to the foregoing.  INADEQUATE production.  London, ' 'April 7. ��������� Attention was  drawn in the House of Commons yesterday by Henry Seton Karri.' Conservative, " to the wholly inadequate production of food supplies in the United  Kingdom in 'relation to its large and  increasing population, and he moved  that the dependence of the United  Kingdom upon foreign imports for the  necessaries of life, and the consequences which might arise therefrom in  the event of war demands the serious  attention of the Government." Moreover, he pressed his belief that the  reserve of bread stuffs never exceeded  three week's supply and frequently  sinks" below one week's supply.  France, be-pointed out, was self-supporting. Russia and the United States  were not only self-supporting but were  able to make large exports.,'  The totalasked for is $_1,C~7,238. as  ���������against $_4,S31,027 last year. ' For the  consolidated' account. $38,111,633 is  asked for as against !"3d,GU3,923'last  year.  The Indian vote for the Territories  ..is reduced $23,CC3.      .   --    ���������  The Territorial Government grant i.s  reduced $6,660.'" "    ,  The yote for the Mounted Police  - force is reduced by $145,CC0t an event  .foreshadowing the luduction of the  force.  Replying Co a question by Mr.  Sproule a list of the superannuations  mode since.the present Government  took office was read, numbering 42,  with salaries amounting to the sum of  $18,220.  In .the Senate Lougheed said'that  the most' important phase of the  school question was the false pretences  upon which Premier Laurier had ridden into power. It was well known  that "* if an appeal was made to Quebec  on the basis or the settlement arrived  n.t on the school question last year the  Government would be hopelessly  beaten.^  The "Government has stopped the  practice of giving the prisioners in  penitentiaries..tobacco for good'behaviour,  SIGNOR FOLI IS COSIING.  -" '"��������� Montreal^ April 0.���������A special cable  .announces that Signor Foli, the great  English " basso, will visit Canada during May next, and will sing a number  of songs expressive of the diamond  jubilee celebration. He will appear in  only 10 Canadian cities. Calgary is  one of the places.  The annual meeting of the Canadian  Pacific was held here on Wednesday.  The  voluminous report dealt, among  , other things, with the decision of the  United States Supreme Court about  the adjustment of rates, but said that  there was no cause for alarm, as the  United States railways might be relied  upon to avert disaster. The Canadian  Pacifio'-was after all not much interested, and bad done well without the  -Association u'p to a year ago. Van  Home-was in the chair. The attendance was small, and the proceedings  were brief and formal. The report already published was unanimously  adopted, as also were some resolutions  including one to authorize the directors to make arrangements for the  construction of a brunch line to Nelson, British Columbia, to connect the  JHE. SKILL 0PTHE GREEKS  Is   Being:. 'Made , Apparent   by 'Their  "  Movements on the'Turkish Frontier  ���������The Greeks' Chances of Winning���������  - Natives . in Revolt at' Delagoa Bay  t . * - ,-  Larissa, April 8.���������The' war feeling  grows here steadily.**' All "day the  troops have waited anxiously for news  as to the decision of the' Government.  The feeling among the officers and  men is one of extreme tension.  ' *-*   -     THE POSITION OE GREECE.  '" London, -April 8.���������The Larissa correspondent of the Times will say tomorrow:, ."After visiting the frontier  posts I am convinced that the Greeks  are showing plenty of strategical skill  in disposing of their army and overcoming difHculties_on.the.frbn tier. It  is-now- clear " that thejr are'reiving  upon a rapid movement in the Held,  particularly in artillery movements.  The- seem to disregard' the moral  value of strongly retrenched positions  which -the Ottomans lay great stress  upon. If these are oncezpassed.Thes-  saly will be at the ��������� mercy/' of the  invaduig.'JLurkish forces. Everything  hangs tor" Gre'ece on the possibility  that the rising in' Macedonia will  tend to" occupy the attention of the  Turkish forces." .' . r .'  A REVOLT IK SOUTH' AFRICA!  London,'April 8.'���������Despatches fropi  Pretoria and Delagoa Bay say that the  whole of Gosealand is in open revolt.  Twenty five thousand natives have  rebelled againstthe Portuguese go vern-  ment. The principal3 rising is only  about forty miles from the Transvaal  border. The Portuguese troops are  mobilizing rapidly and the situation is  regarded as most serious.  SERIOUS RED RIVER FLOODS  Winnipeg, April 7.���������The Red river  rose three feet here last night and is  still rising. At Fargo the situation is  appalling. All the townsite is under  water. People can go ��������� in boats 20  miles, east and 30 miles west of the  city. The sidewalks are afloat and  are being used as rafts by the residents,' -All the bridges except the new  steel one of the Great Northern have  been condemned. ��������� There i_ -much  suffering among the poor.  A DEMOCRATIC MAYOR  Chicago, ADril 7.���������Carter M. Harrison; the Democratic silver candidate,  was elected Mayor of' Chicago today  by an overwhelming plurality.- His  vote doubled thnt of his nearest opponent, He carried every ward in the  city, even the Republican strongholds  giving him a big plurality.  A SPRIG POEB.  Sprig, sprig, beautiful sprig!  Od the blossobs you are fed;  Evcrythig is dice whed you  Have do bad code id your head.  ON THE YUKON  LETTER   FROM   A    MINER    AT  CIRCLE CITY    '  72   DEGREES   BELOW  ZERO  Flour as High as $6o a Sack���������Dogs  Also Bring a High Figure���������How  Freighting is Done���������Some Wonderful Gold Deposits in the N.W.T.  The following extracts are from an  interesting letter written by Thomas  Mallory, in Circle City, to a triend in  Rossland:  I am firm iu my belief that Alaska,  including that portion of the North  .West Territories of Canada which is  drained by the Yukon, has_ a larger  area of mineralized country-than can  be found anywhere else on the globe.  I believe in the prediction of Humbolt  when he wrote long ago "that the  great gold fields of the tuture would  be found within the Arctic circle of  North America." Away to the northwest for 600 miles along the range ot  mountains in which the placer mines  to tbe south are found, gold has been  discovered in many places in valuable  quantities, but at present cannot be  worked.  The rock formation throughout this  district is 6late and diorite with occasional granite intrusions, - How much  gold was token out last summer I can  not learn, though it must have run up  to $500,000 or $600,000, for six cluims  on Mastadon alone yielded from $40,-  000 to $60,000 each. They employed  from 12 to 30 men on each claim, running night and nay during the working season of three months, and paying the men $10 for 10 hours work,  ���������     " HOW FREIGHTING IS DONE.  Freighting to the mines during the  winter is now done mostly with sleighs  and horses, and costs eight cents a  pound. Last winter it cost 10 cents  and was done with dog trains. During the summer some supplies were  packed out on horses at a charge of 45  cents per pound. So you see that  freight, added to the coat of supplies  here, makes living at the mines come  high. . '  Flour is sold at $8 per 100 pound;  bacon, 35 cents per pound; sugar, 20  cents; beans, 12 cents; rice, 16 cents;  rolled oats,- 20 cents; dried fruit, 35  cents; coffee, 60 cents; butter, 50 cents;  potatoes and onions sold at' 20 cents as  long ns they lasted, but not half  enough to supply the demand were  brqught in; tomatoes, two pound cans.  50 . cents; corned and roast beef, per  can 50 cents; condensed milk, 50 cents.  Whisky is now held at $?5 per gallon.  VALUE OF DOG TEAMS.  , As' the cayuse once was to the miners  of Idaho and Montana the most useful  and valuable animal, so is the dog to  the miner here., Almost, every man is  the owner of from one to a dozen of  them. They are useful in hauling out  supplies to places where horses do not  go; they are useful in hauling his"wood  or -his lumber, and in summer they,  will carry a pack of 50 pounds and follow him over'the mountains in"search  of new diggings. Just now thejjeome  high owing to the excitement about  the new gold district discovered last  August 3G0 miles up the river. A team  of five dogs sold today for.$525/*-'  So far it has not been Very cold- this  winter. -This morning the thermometer registered the coldest���������45 degrees  below zero.* Last winter was the  coldest experienced in this country by  the ''oldest inhabitant." "During the  month ��������� ot December the mercury  remained frozen'at 40 degrees below  zero for a number of days. In January the spirit thermometers refused to  register after going down to 65 degrees  below; On February 10 painkiller  froze at 72 below and it is believed that  it was 10 degrees colder,than that,-  though . there was no way here of  telling. It *wa������ cold enough. The  walls of my .cabin inside resembled a  miniature glacier, with fire burning  in the stove day and night.  A NEW DISTRICT  -���������.The__new=_=gold^-district_i_which___is  attracting the attention of those who  can get there, is only forty' miles  above Fort Cudahy, in the tributaries  of a river called Clondyke, and  only a short distance from the Yukon.  The diggings are reported to bo very  rich. I expect to start for that place  in a lew days, hauling on"a handsled  my tent, stove, blankets and a small  amount of supplies to, last while on  the way. It is a long 'haul of 3C0  miles. " le'lour is said-to be worth $C0  a sack. All other supplies are plentiful.  On the 10th, this letter will be taken  out, by a party of men starting out  with dog teams on their long journey  to Juneau of 1CC0'miles.-They will  reach there early in March. We do  not know yet who was elected presi  dent Inst November.        J  When in Vancouver stop at the  Oriental Hotel  Free bus at all trains.  Comfortable  and first-class   in  every respect.  Rates:  $1.00 and $1.50 a^day.  GJBBONS & BLANCHFIBLD,  f20-tf Proprietors.  Go to Tapping's  Building- f or-  9      No. 1 Oats   ���������   ���������  |k    Chop   Feed     ���������  J      Creamery Butter  Fresh Eggs, Ete.  All orders hy mail are carefully  ntendod to at bottom prices.  J- McCALLUM. Revelstoke Stn.  f anadian  \   Pacific I^*  SOO PACIFIC LINE  CHURCH DIRECTOR-*:  |L������_THOt>I8T      CHURCH  The cheapest, quickest and best  route to  Toronto     New York     Philadelphia.  Montreal    Boston    Halifax  and all Eastern and European Points  When You Reach Sandon  Buy Your Supplies������������������  HAY.timothy nnrl prairie: OAT3,  CHOP, BRAN, SHOKTS. "-'LOUR  POTATOES. EGGS. BUTTER,  FISH, HAMS, BACON, K'.o..  FROM KELLY BROTHERS  Reco Street SANDON  FIE MII'S PBfflLEGE.  Extraota trom MinlngLawsof British Columbia  1. Any person over 13 years'o{ ago or any  joint stock company, or foreign company, c_n  obtain--a free miner's certificate, for ono tr  more years, pay-rig a fee of $5.00 for eaoh year.  2. A free mii.er can; at any time obtain a  certificate efcmmencinR to run at tho expiration  of hiB then existing certificate, bv pay inc. the  regular foe and producing, such tj-lstiDR*  certificate. .  3. A free miner's certificate is not transferable.  4. Any person or joint stock company,  mining or working on a mineral olaim  without having taken out a free minei's  certificate is liable to pay a penalty not  exceeding 825, and costs.  5. No person, or joint stock company,  can hold any rin-ht ol* interest to or in any  mineral claim, unions he or it shall havo a freo  miner's certificate unexpired.  Should any co-owner fail to keep up his free  miner's certificate, his interest becomes vested  in his co-owners,  A shareholder in a jointstock company need  not be a freo miner.      '  6. A.free miner, daring tho continuance of  his certificate, but no longer, has the right to  entor, locate, prospect and mine upon any  wastelands of the Grown, for all minerals  other than coal. ",       .* -    ,   .,  7. A free miner may hold not mo'o than one  mineral olaim , on tho same vein or lode  except by purchase. _���������  8. A free miner* may kill game for his own  use whilo prospecting or mining.  9. A free miner shall have a'l t*-e rights and  privileges granted to free i_iia_r_ by the  '���������Placer Mining Act."  10. A free minor's interest in   his   mineral  claim���������save ns to cla*"ms held as real estate   is a chattelinterc8t.\  LOCATING MINEIlAL CLAIMS.  1. A mineral claim must not exceed 1,500  feet in length hy 1,500 foet in breadth.  2. All angles must be right angles.  3. Tho claim must be marked by two lcga"*"  posts, numbered 1 and 2, placed as nearly  as possible on tho lino - of the] lode_. or  vein, and not moro than 1500 feet apart..  _."'A" legal post, mirked, ''Discovery 'Post'  must also bo placed on the lodo whoro It wa  discovered. . -, -  y  *" &-Tho Una-from 1 to 2 must" he"i_i8tino1)y  marked-by blaring treos, cuttin .undertone-*,  or plantingposts. >*-....,  6. L-ications made on'Hunday, or any pubUo  holidar, are not for that reason invalid.  Tourist Cars leave Revelstoke  daily for St. Paul; for Toronto  every Monday; and for Montreal  and Boston every Thursday.  Empress of India, Empress of  Japan and Empress of China sailing  every four weeks for China and  Japan.   Warimoo and Miowera sailing  monthly for Honolulu, Suava and  all Australian and New Zealand  ports.  Por full   particulars   apply  to  nearest C. P. R. agent, or to  I. T. BREWSTER,  Agent, Revelstoke.  GEO. McL. BROWN,  District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Wendell Maclean  "Wholesale  and Retail  Druggist, Calgary  Mail Orders. Promptly Attended To.  f22-tf      B������T__tO_4.  Preaching lervicea at 11 a-m. -nd 7:90  p.m. C'lass meeting at the close ot the  morning service, t-abbath school and Bible  Clan at 2:S0 p.m. Weekly prayer-meet ng  every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. The  public are cordially invited.   Seats free.  HEV. J. A. WOOD. Pnator.  PRESBYTERIAN " CHURCH-Koyelitoke*.  A Service every Sunday evening at 7���������0  p.m. Bib'e diss at 2:30 p.m., to which  all are weloomo.  M. QEDDES, B.'A.. Missionary.  HOLY TRINITY CHURCH-Revelatoko.  Borvlces oerory Sunday at 11 a.m. and  7:30 p.m.  REV. P. YOLLAND, Rector.  DOMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH - Revel-  ���������*������������������������ eitoke, Ifau fourth Sunday la mooth  at 10*30 a.m.  REV. FATHER PEYTAVU~.  PROFESSIONAL  ���������\a"   B. McKECHNIE. '  W ��������� (M. n., M. D. C M.)  ��������� FbyBician and Surgeon.  Office:   Noar the Union Hotel.  Calls by telephone or telegraph  promptly  attended to.   Ottloe hours:   030 to 11 a m , 1:30  to _ and 7 to 8 p.m.  Revbistoke      ���������     ���������       British Columbia.  F. McCarty  Wholesale and Retail  Butcher  Dealer In: ,  Milk Cows, Saddle, Pack,  Driving and Draught Horses.  Revelstoke Station  B. C  CUJ-AtMIcNS & CO.  The PIONEER STORE,  always keeps in stock  a full line   of  JAineps' Supplies  FERGUSON. B. C. *  flerehant's Hotel  i Illecillewaet, B. C.  i & ~ -.      .    * ��������� ,  .  This hotel has just been renovated throughout, and is now  first-class in every respect.' Good accommodation.. Bet-. ���������  , "Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar. -  W. J. Lappan, Proprietor.  Frank Julian  Sealer in -  First Class  DRY WOOD  All orders left with Mr. H. N.  Coursier will receive my prompt  and careful attention.  -_ Any_one_RequiriDg_ ���������_*-  WOOD  Can buy it'  Cheaper from  Vi Fleming  * i  Than you can afford to  steal it and take the  chances of being caught  Diiaying  K Specialty  Iiorju Prices  Lieutenant Governor Mackintosh is  still at Ottawa. The repoit of bis  resignation is confirmed.  It is rumoured that* Sir Richard  Cartwright will resign to accept the  office of high commissioner,  A. W. McPherson, barrister, of  Winnipeg, has been appointed a commissioner to enquire into charges of  partisanship against Government officials. _       *  A. F. Martin, ex-member of the  Manitoba legislature,publishes a letter  in Le Signal in which he declares that  he loyally accepts the Greenway-  Laurier settlement.  School book publishers are bidding  for the right to publish the new  textbooks for Manitoba schools,  Messrs Gage and company of Toronto,  offer to provide a completely new  series "and to supply eyery pupil in  Manitoba with a free copy.  "Billy" Smith, the pugilist hero  of sixty lights has been interviewed  in Winnipeg on his way to New York,  "The report of the fight you got up  here," said William, "was bum. Corbett never got the best of it any round  except the (3th and then he gave Fitz a  nasty upper cut under the chin."  A new schedule of money order commissions (tor domestic "orders) went  into force on the 1st April. The new  schedule gives twelve rates, ranging  from 3cts., for an order of $2.50 or  under, up to 40 cts., for one of $������0 to  81C3. Under the old scale, an order  tor $80.53 cost cOcts.; under the new  schedule, an order for $03 may be  obtained for 3Qcts,  L. .JI: FRETZ  Conti-actop and Builder.  Bhop oppoeito Imperial Bank.  Workmanship Guaranteed  ���������������      Terms Cash  Columbia House  The Largest Hotel'in Town.    *  Centrally-Located. -  Best Accomodation.  St. Leon Hot Springs, on Upper Arrow  -.-_."���������* ,   . Lake, run in connection.   -'.'-..  Rates $1.00 Per Day.     -    Choice Wines. Liquors and. Cigars.  - BROWN _s CLARKE,,Proprietors, Revelstoke.   .  When at  Golden, b.c.  - The gateway to tho  great East Kootenay  gold fields   THE g^OpTENAY HqUSE  assures you every comfort, exquisite   .-.  j   tables and commodious rooms   ���������  Headquarters for commercial and  mining men,   Free sample rooms.  Fort Steele Stago leaves'Kootenay  House   every  alternate Tuesday.  Strictly First Class S.ADL-R, Propr  C.JWI. WOODWORTH  M. A.. LL. B.  Notary, Conveyancer: Etc  Mines and Real Estate.      '  3LCCAX  CITS'       ���������       -       BRITIBII COLUMBIA.  ��������� the  5000 _-*eade#s eac_ week  as The _Herald's circulation is'lGOO a week.  An ad "in THE HERALD will reach the  people of West Kootenay.  Latest   telegraphic' news from all points  up to the point of, issue.  S-bsegiption, $2.00 a Year   " Invofiably in HdVtanse  OUt* J6b Dep__ffttt__i_lt is well equipped. We  print everything, and do it in llrst class style  as we have the best of workmen, presses, type  and stock.      Give us at rial job.  Special Attention to CQHIU ORDERS  tJOHl-SOJ-  *-CTTtpIECE|  Revelstoke, B.C.  Proprietors  and  Publishers.  The Cowan-  Downs Go.  Wholesale dealeis in  *��������� ti  Ales, Wines, Spirits and Cigars.  Agents for.K. W. Karn Co.'s Pianos, and the Goold-Bicycles Co.'s Celebrated Bicycle  Revelstoke, British Columbia. Dealers in Hollo" Outs. Oatmeal  unci   all   kinels  o[   Gruins,  Feed, etc, to write the  jgrackman & Ker Milling Co.  ....South Edmonton, Alta.  .e.U.W.ITY  KICIIT���������PRICES RIGHT  Agent: A. B. Gi"ay, Nelson.  LOCAL AND ^GENERAL   NEWS  An Interesting Budget of Local, Personal  and   General  Items  Round and  About Revelstoke.  "Mr. Hubert Tupping has ("ninnienci'd  gardening operations on his nursery  ground*!.  Six e.-ii-lo.itls of c.-ittlc for "put Burns  were hiitig up at Don.ild ("luring the  recent blockade.  "Mr. .1. "Morgan has put in :t second  e-hiiir and engiigecl nn iissistnnt, Mr.  G. Heard, for his barber shop.  * During his visit to Trout Lake City  Mr. Ohns. Molson bonded claims in the  district to the extent of $70,003.  Two carloads of hydraulic piping  have arrived at the station for the  French Creek Milling Go.. Big Bend.  Property both, in Trout, Lake. City  and Hevelstoki* is lepotted by the  agerits to he in considerable, demand.  Messrs.- Fromey and Barnard nre  building Mr. A. "N. Smith's brick and  stone oven. Robt. Gcnclun is doing the  iron work.  ' Till- Herald is to be seen on file  tvt the Globe Hotel, St. Paul, Hotel  Vancouver,-Vancouver and the Herald  oflice, Unjgary.  "Ir. W. Pool,-agent for the Fergnson  (uwnsite. nnd Mr. A. Johnson, of tlie  Herald, are away on a short business  trip to Calgary,  One corner of the Revelstoke Waterworks Co.'s eltini has given way, but  there is more water* at present than  necessary, so the damage is immaterial.  * Don't expect the newspaper to get  out 11 special sheet to tell you all about  Coursier". attractive goods. To appreciate them vou must see for yourself.  Work on tho interior of the Victoria  -is being actively pushed forward, nnd  when  completed will add  greatly "to  'the eleganc-e'and comfort of this p'opn-  ' lav house.  The work of painting, the Union  hotel is rapidly approaching completion. The appearance of this well  known hotel is being greatly improved  as tho jobprci-ri-esst*..  Mr. llolme'kcn has brought down a  bill to extend the franchise to women.  It .gives women exactly the same  suffrage as men, the only conditions  being residence and age.  .It is getting high time  that the old  slaughter houses near town underwent  tbe Cremation   process!      This     was  "   proniisocVliist fall, but for some reason  ��������� or  other   the  promise h;is not  been  carried, out.  Our number Mr 3. M. Kellie, has  mastered the difficulties of the wily  biko. during this session -it Victoria,  but, our townsite owner"Mr. A. S. Fur-  well got bucked oil" and is now wondering why his neck was not broken.  Mr. R. S. Wilson, merchant tailor,  is putting a handsome front and verandah on his store, lie is also shifting  the partition in the inside so as to give  more room for his stock nt' ready-made  clothing. Messrs. II. Longhead and  T. Hillier are doing the work.  Tli^KiTslcPtincl "EiirtliFDtincan Hail  way charter litis passed. This load  has a branch running from the lower  . Lardeau river up the west shore of  Trout Lake lo the Arm at Lnrde-iu  Citv. D. XV. Moore of Kaslo, and D  J. 5luun and F. McKay of New West  minister are the promoters.  Mr. Chas. Molson returned from a  short visit to the L'irdeaii on Monday  He made the trip each way by the  Galena Pass without any difficulty,  leaving Jenning's place at "Galena Briy  tit 7 a. in., and reaching Trout Lake  City at 4 p. in. with a stop for dinner.  Tlie pa.-s 'is wide and no danger of  slides. Mr. Molson considers it tho  natural outlet from the* Lai-dean river  to the Arrowhead Lake, in order to  keep the route in touch with Cannd'an  territory. The trip was made by Mr  Molson "in order to satisfy himself of  lhe feasibility tlie pass in winter. A  lhe Sunshine"claim the work is going  on in good ore.  " A full lino of bar glass goods at  Ciiursii'f's,  It is expected that the s. s. Lardeau  will be running on the Arm on Sunday.  Hev. F. Yolland is preparing to build  a residence on tliu corner opposite the  now brewery.  Arrowhead is full of people waiting  to jump into Ferguson ti_ soon as the  boat starts to run.  Next Friday, being Good Friday,  there will lie service in Holy Trinity  church at 7:80 p.m.  Another (()ii*>igiinient of hydraulic  milling machinery litis been shipped  from .San Francisco for tlio French  Greek "lining Co., who intend to operate placer claims on French Greek  during tho coming season.  * Tho easy running, throe point  bearing Gcinlrnn bicycle, tin* winner  last year of both Dunlop races and tho  champion coaster of Canada by three  hundred winnings, can bo seen at  Coiirsier'ii.  The report of tlie Provincial Board  of Health has been received. Pretty  nearly every town in West. Kootenay  gets scored for its unsanitary condition  by Sanitary Inspector Wolley, and  Kovelstoke about, the, worst of all.  Other reports are Crown Lands, Surveys and Asylum reports, neither of  which contain anything of local interest.  Mr. E. D. Mackay of Trail was in  town in lown Monday on his way homo  from tho old country. .British  Columbia mining stock is not creating  any particular furore on the'London  market. The public do not look upon  miniiigstoekingener.il as an investment, but rather in the light of a  gamble. They" were pretty hard hit  in the South African bubble and do  respond very readily to any new  colonial mining -ventures..  The London and B. C. Alliance Syndicate, Ltd.. has been registered in  this province. Head oflice 21, Great,  Winchester St.. London, E. C. Capital ������15.100 in 15,00!) ordinary and 100  founders' shares of ill each. This company has acquired from Messt-s.Erlisloh  and Forgtiso*. G claims on McCullough  Creek, Big Bend, the Ole Bull. Boso-  lierry, C. O. D.. Big Bend Belle, O. K.  Golden Hill.and Golden Eagle. Active  development will commence cm these  claims., as soon as navigation   opens.  Messrs. W. White,'" of Slocan City,  and.!. D. Sibbald and O. E. Shaw, of  Revelstoke, are applying for incorporation under the name of the Itevelstoke, Lardc'.-iti and Slocan Mining and  Development Co., Ltd. Capital. $!.-  000.000. Head oflice*. Itevelstoke. The  company is formed to Hi-quire the  Glengarry, neai the head of the north  fork of the Lardeau. and the Prince  Edward claim near the head waters of  Boyd' Croek. The Glengarry, is considered one of tbe most promising  claim on the Lard6aii0'The ledge is  strong and well defined, with an average assay value of 110 oz. of silver per  ton."  The ladies interested in the kinter-  garten project mot on Friday 'afternoon lasL week and decided to carry it  out. The class will be started on May  1st. in tin* vacant room in the public-  school till tin: end of the present school  term. Alter lho summer holidays the  room will be required for tho at.sistar'.t  leather, for whom tho department  havo provided next. term, anti tho  ladies intend to put up a building of  their own. for which a site has lieen  given on the school property, and  which will be ready by that time. A  concert in aid of the building fund will  be given on the Queen's* birthday.  Mis' Martin will be in charge of the  kindergarten, anel the. Herald ventures to predict, a great, success for the.  institution.  A petition is being circulated, praying the legislature so include the Lardeau RiilV.iT among tlii lines, which  iL is proposed io stib_idb.n under the  Act authorizing a l_-ari of S"_,3C0.0CG for  -U'.-_pt!!''t)Ose_Qf_iiit_ling_tn_tb__^_con^tr.ue^_  tion of railways. The Lardeau Railway Co. propose to build about 75  miles of line in all. The main branch  rims from some point at or near Galena  Bay to a point at or near the* fork"- of  the Lardeau liver, with a branch 13  miles tr.iin Galena Bay to Trout Luke,  hi'iinchi's up both forks of the Lardeau  and ti branch 8 miles from Galena Bay  riitinitiir 20 miles up Fish Creek. It is  estimated that this road-will tap at  least thirty shipping mines .as pooh as  built, besides affording facilities of  access, which will promote activ*  development at once on numerous  others. The Act provides that no  money .-hall bo paid out of the subsidy  until "the roads subsidized under it are  completed and the company i.s prepared to givo bonds to e.-cmimeneo the  construction of the road in:'/) days  from the granting of tho subsidy and  push it through to completion. The  petition i.s already being largely s'gri-  ed.  * What a novelty those art and lace  curtains are at Cour_ier's.  ��������� A letter from " Shareholder" is held  over for want of space.   "  * This is Coursicr's millinery opening  day and his fancy goods department  is a, flowei' garden.  " Twenty-five menciimcin from Brock-  ville yesterday to work for contractor  Tompkins on the now C. P. R. llotel.  News arrived on Sunday's boat from  the lower country of tho destruction  bv fire of the Lancaster hotel in Rossland.  Mr. R. .Tamieson ciiinu in from the  west this this morning on his way to  Rossland. Ho has severed bis connection with the llorne-Payno syndicate.  Townsite owners who want copies of  their plots should give us a call. Plans  printed with accuracy and despatch.  All we require is a sketch.-  The work on tho station road i.s. being done by the government and not  by tho C.P.R. as erroneously stated in  our lust issue. Mi. Ed. Ailair is foreman of tlie job. which will be finished  todtiy.  * Coursier is offering special bargains  in blouses at 25c. to 75c. Children's  dresses in fast washable* colors tit 65c.,  dazzling assortment of blouse silks and  novel variety of the newest in ladies'  belts.  Abrahamson Bros, have fixed up the  old smelter oflice into sleeping rooms  and are using it as an annexeto the  Central to accommodate the rush of  traffic. IOC! guests took breakfast in  the Central this nt������irning.  The rush into this country is steadily  pouring through, but a back eddy is  beginning to be noticeable of the "class  wl o, in spite of every "warning, persisted in stampeding down to Rossland and tire now returning. ��������� ' ���������  The annual general meeting of the  Revelstoke Gun Club will ho held ,in  tho Union hotel tomorrow, (Thursday)  at 11.30 o'clock. A full meeting' :of  members and intending members,' is  requested.    J. Woodrow, Sec.  Hutchison & MclGregor have assign-  eel in favor of John Hutchison, of  Vernon, B. C. . Mr. Jolin Hutchison  intends to.ptit'-.iip "a building it-the  corner beyond the old smelter assay  office and open up a store there.  L. Thompson returned from Kamloops yesterday. He and J. Kirkpatrick located (5 good quartz " claims -,in  tho Nicola valley during their three  weeks prospecting trip. Assays -from  the claims have shown as high as1 $210  in'goltl. .       ���������   *  The concert and dinner to be given  by .the ladies of tbe Methodist ehm-oh  on Easter Monday promises to be'a  very successful entertainment. An  excellent programme has been arranged and the-ladies guarantee a good  dinner. ��������� " -    .   ,  The Victoria, Union. C. P. R.,'_e'n-  Iral. Columbia. Senate. Stockholm and  Gold Hill hotels were filled, to their  utmost last night, and had to .turn  people away." Twenty-five persons  slept in.the court house and "nineteen  iu the old smelter building opposite  the Central. ���������    . ���������   <���������   (-/-'  J. Ri'ighloy and .7. Frisby can*.e''ih  yesterday from their- trapping expedition. They started into the district  between Mabel and Sugar Lakes," but  found the country full of' Indians;and  marten scarce, and the further- they  went the same, only more so. Cariboo  tiro plentiful in that section this  winter. * '  -  The Revelstoke Fire Brigade intend  to give ;i ball in Bourne's hall on the  evening of Wednesday, 2tst inst.,  Revelstoke has kept Lent pretty well'  and no doubt many fair penitents will  avail themselves of the opportunity  afforded by this dance, which will be  prominent, among the festivities of  Easter week;  Our usual hotel arrivals are unavoidably held over on account of want-of  sp,i"cc..-Tht*-pr"isent-size-oLthci-lIl_R.*Ll_D-  does not accomodate all the matter  which we want lo publish in any issue,  and Mr. Johnson is now in Calgary  making arrangements lry which we  shall bo able to enlarge it.  A meeting of the gun club is culled  for tomorrow at 2.30 p.m. at the Union  hotel. Other- gun clubs throughout  the country are getting to work, iind  if Revelstoke means to hold the cup  thoy will have, to bestir themselves.  The* Bbrai.d learns that a strong team  under the redoubtable Jos. Martin is  coming up from Rossland to try and  capture it.  B ^cjcj_ri^i_������_ri  - tf* IP M fir" ������ JR II    Iff Jf'ln)/^J1JUMIT  M���������������EiSf 0M���������' ftttft TRftl  4  ir_  IE*) a    %&a  F. B. VElikS  Successor to GILKER & WELLS  Dealer in Hats, Gaps. Boots and  Shoes, Gents' Furnishings, Stationery,  Patent'Medicines, Tobaccos and Cigars,  Toilet and Fancy Articles, Fruits, Etc.  o Agent for the Blickensderfer Typewriter -������~r-������������������  a  i  POST  OFFICE STORE,  REVELSTOKE,  B.C.  THE NEW YORK   MARKET.  Today's Quotations in the   Metal  Market.  NkwYork, April 3.���������Bar Silver 02)-;  Lead, ������3.30.  V.'-B. PEASE & G2  Successors to SIBBALD & PEASE.  Dealers in Flour, Feed and   Hay, General  Groceries, Butter and Eggs.  Prepared, to procure anything on commission.  All orders by mail promptly attended to, '      '* .  :_-_:__y:"__:iLSTo:E_":__   stat'iof^b.o'.  CITIZENS!  PREVENT DISEASE  - by purifying your yards and outhouses  .  with  Chloride of Lime  Copperas  SURE DISINFECTANTS  '...FOll SALK jVT...'  ABEY'S.DRUG STORE,'  Revelstoke Station, B. C  "Stall Orders promptly and carefully attended to  NOTICE I* hereby given that CO days from  datn 1, F. S. Barnard, intend to apply to tho  ejbief Cominieloncr of Lands and Worlcs for  permission to purcha-o 1C0 noros of bind:  Commencing from a post situuted about 11  miles north of Ferguson Forks, on lho oast  bank of the North Fork , of L-trdcau River;  thence running west 10 chains; thuncu north 4<l  chains; thence east _0 chains; thonce south _0  chains to point of commencement.  F. S. BARNARD.  * Dated 29th March, 1897. \   '  THE HERALD FOR JOB WORK  .   , NOTICE.  By virtiin "f a Writ of Fieri Facias, issued  out of th** Supreme Courtof British Columbia,  at Vancouver wherein J. W. Haskins is plaintiff and "The Orphan Boy Gold Mining C.im-  Eany, Limited Liability," aro defendants, I  ave seized tho said goods and chattels of the  said company, consi9tir.tr of a certain mineral  claim known bb the "Orphan Boy." situate ana  being on the south slope of McCulloch "Mountain, on the-head waters of tho west fork of  McCulloch Creek, commonly known as Barrett  Creek, and Bhall sell the same by public auc  tion. with everything belonging thereto, or so  much thereof to satisfy the said jadsment  debt nnd costs, amounting to tho sum of  ������3.249.19, together with any further costs, interest, sheriff's fees, poundage, etc., on       ^  WEDNESDAY, the 2ist day of April,  at 12 o'clock noon, in front of  the Victoria  -Hot el,-Revelstoko,-uolc9s-tiio-said-judgment,  debt and costs are sooner satisfied.  .Sale subject to any bona tide workman's  wages. ,,  S. Redgrave,  Sheriff of Kootenay.  Revelatoko,lB,C., April 10th, 1997.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  TOWSER MINERAL CLAIM."  "'.  Situate In the Trout Lako Mining-Division "of  West Kootftjay District. J_oc ued northerly  extension of Sunshino claim on Silver Cup  Mountain.   ~  TAKE NOTICE that I. F. S. .Barnard, agent  for John Knowle", fr_o 'miner's cor till cato  No. 58051, iniend. CO d>t>"> from the date hereof,  to applv to the Mining Recorder 'for a cortiilcato of improvements, for the purpose of "obtaining a Crown grant of tbe above claim.' .  And further take notico that action, under,  flection 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certillcato of improvements. -  Dated thiB 29th day of March, 1897.  F. S. Barnard.  We do not  Pretend >^  to be leaders in making low  prices, hut wc* challeiii~e a  comparison of our gooels to  those sold by any competitor,  fcelinfc confluent, that the verdict, quality and finish will be  decidedly favorable to us.  Wilson, Tailor-  Opp. U. P. R. water tank.  NOTICE in h"roby given that 00 days from  rtato I N. P. Snowdon. acting as a_ent for  A. E MoPhillips, intend making application tn  the Hon. tho Chief Cotnmis oner of Lands nnd  Works for permission to purchase one hundred  and sixty acres of bind in Trout Lake Mining  Division of West Kootenay District, de.- crib.d  88 follows:���������Commencing at a post marked  "Initial Post- A," situated at Ihe north-west  corner of D. Ferguson's pro emption of three  hundred aud twenty acres: thence west forty  chains; thence south forty chain <: thenco east  forty chains; thence norln forty chains to point  of commencement. ',       ���������  -     - N. P. SNOWDEN.  Agent lor A  E. McPhillips.  Trout Lako, 29th March, 1897.  EVERYBODY READS THE HERALD  REVELSTOKE  IRON WORKS  SUNSHINE MINERAL CLAIM.    .  Situ _te In the Trout Lako Mining Diviflon of.  \*r est Kootenay .District.   Located north-rly  extension of ttae Silver Cup Mineral Clulni.  TAKE NOTICE that I, F. S. Barnard, na'ent  -."-for-D.-Fergnsori".- fr.o-rniner'a���������certificate  No, 580-G, intend, sixty days from tho dite  hereof, to apply to thu Mining Recorder for a  certillcato Of improvements, for tho purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above cluim.  And further take notice that, action, under  section 37 'must bo commenced before the  issuance of suoh cortiilcato of improvements.  Dated this 29th day of March, 1897.  F. S. Barnard.  COLONIAL MINERAL CLAIN.  SItuato in tho Trout Lako Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Located about G  miles from Trout Lake and hUng a southerly  extension of the Alpha Mineral Claim.  TAKE NOTICE that I. F. S. Barnard. Managing Director rf tho Lillooct, Fraser Klvor  and Cariboo Gold Fields Limite". froo minor's  certificate 'No. 89018. intend, sixty -days from  tho date hereof to apply to tho Mining Recorder for a oertlflcate of improvement., for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown giant of tho  abovo claim.  And further tako notico that notion, under  section 37. must bo commenced before the  Issuanro of such ccrtlrlcatn of Improvements.  Dated this 29th day of March 1R97.  F. S. Barnard.  BLACKSrilTHlNa and  JOBBINQ,  PL_i*IBlNO arid pipE-FlTTlNQ,  TINSrilTHINd and SHEET. IRON  V   WORK,     , '."'_'      . .  MACHINERY REPAIRED.  Mining Work ia  Specialty.  Robt. Gordon,   '-,, Revelstoke Sta.  W. G. B1RNEY;  .   PAPER-HANGER, .  -  '_____-. GLAZIER  Estimates furnished.  "   , . i All ordcru promptly attended to, -  Address': Care of UNION HOTEL.  2Imrtf - ,    -     , .  . , . .*  fl  C. E.  SHAW  General Agent  PER&0������ON  ..Townsite  Mining  Broker anil Insurance Agent.  Typewriting and Conveyancing.  Telephone No. 2(5 ,  -. Cable address: Bhawb, Roveletoke  A FRESH  CONSIGNMENT  OF  GISARS <  *��������� ^ J  Hair  Vigors   and   Hair Tonics  " At j. mor6a.N's  Tonsorial Parlors.  Fresh Confectionery and Fruit always on hone) "  AGENTS,  VICTORIA POWDER CO.  w  'A .���������*-_  *������_/-_  &_,__U___ULAE.1  AGENTS,  RAM   LAL'S   TEA.  olesalc and Retail General Merchants  3STEW DRY GOODS.  Now opening, consisting of Dress Goods, Prints (newest patterns, Muslin-,  Cottons, Cretonnes, Flannelettes, Cambrics, Floor Oil Cloth, and Carpets in  latest designs,'  NOW ARRIVING.  Three cars of HARDWARE, comprising everything needed in that line by  Miners and Builders.  Our stock of GROCERIES is the largest we have ever carried.  IN QUALITY our goods are the best that can be procured���������IN PRICE we can compete with any.  *-   " . * '  STORES:   REVELSTOKE, TROUT   LAKE   CITY, FERGUSON  }


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