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 >ut^e*#^/  tf  s  -ISSUED   rrAATIOE-A_.--VV-_EEK:--"W-EID3_>rESnD-AirS    A3_>TX)    SATTJK,3DA.TTS-  Vol.   II.     No.  34.  REVELSTOKE, B. C, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1898.  $2.00 a Year in Advance.  serass3@gseess2fe������~2-������spi3a������-!---  Hudson's Bay |  Company   I  (iKCORFOItATKDlGTI) ������  The   Most   Up-to-Date   Outfitters  in Western Canada.  intending Prospectors should write ns 3.  for one of our new Folder*, which v*  contains an excellent Map nnd an fiT  estimate of the probable cost of a {J.  complete outfit for the Gold Fields. _y  ,*.    Hudson's Bay Stores,  ',"��������� Calgary.  .Calgarv, Feb. 1. 1898.  E"?3^33^~~~?ya  Haig & Crage  Notaries Public,  Sole Agents for  Revelstoke  ^^ Townsite  i\   ' MINING,  FIRE and LIFE INSURANCE  ARTHUR G. M. SPRAGGE,'  Barrister, Solicitor. Notary Public, Etc.  V  Oflice: MolbOuN Xtank Block,  ���������First Street, Revelstoke Station. B.C..  ������S������  tr  WMs. WHITE,- Q. C.,":��������� '  -   "       ������������������_>   .,*���������-'-'���������:'-'.-.-������������������- ���������  Barrister, Solicitor,, Notary Public, Etc,  Solicitor for lmi������rl_l Bank of Canada.  Front St., Revelstoke, B.C.  JAMES  MURPHY, B.A.,  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.  '?ffive:   CouairTJIUock.   I'.O. Ho. 193.  Third St.. Revelstoke. B.C.  DR. MALLOCH, .  Physician and Surgeon.  McKenzie Ave., Revelstoke Sta., B. C.  rXOYALTORANGE-LODGErNo��������� "~6s8:  T'egnl-ir nr-clings are hold in th-*  Oddfellow-.' Hall on the seco id ard  fourth Widno cays of each month at  ������ 7:30pin.   Vi.itingbrethrencordially  invitco.  Ub. T. .If.ki-, IV. >f.    T. J. Grahame, Rce.-Sec.  IV. G. BinxEY. l-'iiL-'.-ci'..       It. S. Wilson. Treas.  C. B. Hume  & Co.  House Furnishings  Just received direct from Scotland.  If you will come and look at our..  iirussels .-   tapestry .   WOOL...   Maori  ������; Carpets  -JAPANESE RUGS AND SQUARES  WOOL SQUARES "  1T.0011 UUGS  COCOANUT MATS  You will he pleased.   And don't forget that wo  have a  Ful) Range of Linoleums  Also LACE CURTAIN,, ART MUSLINS,  T01Vl_LS_ndTO\Vl.LLING, BLEACHED  and UNBLEACHED TABLE' LINEN,  Ete"'.. Etc. -  Dry Goods.'  A line assortment.  Boots and Shoes   .  Biggest and best assortment in the toiui  Atid remember to nsk to _ee our lines of  Straw and Felt-Hats  FOR THE PEOPLE  As will he seen hy the sketch in another column of the*, supplementary  estimates as far ns they effect North  Kootenny and hy the amendments to  tin* Incorporation hill, the provincial  government have evinced a strong disposition to decode as for as possible to  the lensonnhle wishes of then* electors  in this riding. In thcsuppleiuciiliiries  the only point not coneooded has lieen  to raise the grant for fire protection  here to us much as we certainly  oii|i~ht to have iu view of our having to  maintain two fire brigades her?. Nor  is; there any grant for Hre protection  for Trout Lake City. '-.On the other  hand the very satisfactory grant of  $0,000 has heen made for" the much  needed waggon roael from Revelstoke  to the head of the Canyon, a, grant  which marks the first stride on the way  tn mi effectual settlement uf Uie transportation difficulties under,which the  development of (he Big Bend country  has so long suffered. Trout Lake City  is to geH its school and the waggon  road up Albert Canyon to lie assisted  to the extent of $3,000. The Herald  would have liked to see the grunt for  a'road up the north' fork of the Lar-  deau go through.' .-"At -any, rate .next  year the Lardeau must receive.'.the  lion's share of the appiopriatioh .for  the. riding and onr hoard of trade will  no doiiht recognize Uie fact, that now  that our own immediate necessities  have been so generously satisfied, that  it is business on their part, to stinin  every nerve to help ihe.'development  of the Lardeau out. 'It is a "point of  pi'culinr.importaiice to this place and  one on which" the Herald,for its part,  intents strongly to emphasize.  The changes in the Incorporation  hill have heen made in iiccorelnnce  with the express wishes of our people,  though the Hkrald would have liked  lo see the qualification for votes some-  xvlint sliffer. '.As fnr as Itevelstoke is  e-oii-oriied throughout the record of  the- government has been satisfactory  in the extreme. Our reasonable requests have-been ns far ns possible  granted in'.every direclion. .This is  tha kind of.record on which the Turner government appeals to this riding.  It ought to be good enough for practical men. .  THE CIRCLE  WIDENS  British  Bluejacket  Madrid  Stoned   Iu  Wc will .sell nt rock bottom.prices, and*will  '. .    "���������j'V,,  .try to please you.'      ""*   "  .  C. B. Mme & Co.  Revelstoke Station, Revelstoke and  Trout Lake City, B.C.  The Revelstoke Plioto Co,  d tf  Revelstoke,   -       -   -    B.C.  Studio: Douolas Stiieet.  '  Court Mt. Begbie,  I.O. F., No. 346.  Meets in the - Oddfellow >.' hall nn the  *>ud and 4th Fridays  nfeach mouth. Vi.stt-  inic brethren invited  to attend.  -.!. n. Scott, 0. R.  J. L.Smith. U.S.  ELLIS & GROGAN,  Insurance, Commission and Mining  Brokers,  Calgary, Alta.  Agents for tlie Queen Fire Insurance Co., of  America.  Represented by XV. Morris. Revelstoke.       Cntf  ROBERT SAMSON  Wood  Dealer and Drayman.  Draying and delivery work a specialty.  Teams always on hand at shortest notice.  Contracts for jobbing taken,  jlgcnt for the Standard Oil Company.  J.   R.   HULL   &   CO.,  Butchers and Wholesale and Retail Dealers  in Beef. Pork, Etc.  _  Kamloops and Revelstoke.  AH orders in our line promptly filled.  Chas. E. Reid & Co.'s  Advertisement  ��������� 'i  Will appear in this space In our next, issue.  1 Results  I Are  I "What  I Count  What you pay is not half so  important as what yon get In paint.  Cheap paint is always much  more expensive than the high  priced, when results arc considered.  People arc finding this out.  A good article will always make  Us way.  The^  Sherwin-Williams  Paints  cost more than others, but are the  most economical paints any man  can use. They last longer than any  other paints, and in this wc include  Pure T.ead and Oil. They go further  and have a better appearance. If  you don't know this already, it's  worth your while to find it out.  _ WQBTH LOOKING/AFTER,_  .The? responsihilites of,municipal self"'  government arc close upon us, since  there is not tlie least ground for imagining that the* nt tempt to induce the*  govern ment to_ postpone' the dale of  the first election' till December will  have 'my. effect. That attempt- was  ,the* last effort of tbe policy" of shilly  shally and iinpiogressivciiess to  frustrate (he' wish of .this community for the incorporation of  the town. Like all their .-.either  attempts it is (loomed to failure.  Itis time then for the people of this town  to makeup their minds that tbey wi.l  very shoi tly he c-rilled upon tu elect, a  council to run their ail'.iirs for the balance of the year. A g'-eut deal depends on the kind of men elected to  ollice for the first council. It is essen-  tial'to the future welfare* ofllevelstoke  that xve do not elect on it men inclined  to-it-poliey-of��������� large-expend iturevbig-  -Alurit"*. anel extravagant ielens gener-  nlly. We want men with a sufficient  stake in the toxvn to bring it forcibly  home to them lhat. it is to large extent  their own monoy which they are expending nntl lint'homebody else's.  Another point I o which every well  wisher of this place will direct his  efforts and that is to try aud bring it  about thnt incorporation, instead of  intensifying, as there is no doubt it is  naturally apt, to do, will extinguish any  lingering ill feeliiig.-iud jealousy.which  may exist, botiveen the two ends of  this toxvn. These absurdities are* unworthy of sensible men nnel no good  to anybody can possihlycnme of them.  By tlie exercise of a little common  sense and mutual concession at this  pm ticului- juncture all this buck', number nonsense may perhaps be happily  buried for ever. It ought not among  practicel men to be very difiicult to  strike out. some method by which at  one and lhe same time the composition  of the council shall he arranged in such  n way that the various interests of the  town shall all be fairly represented  and the candidatuie of irresponsible  aspirants headed off. These matters  will be found in the end to warrant  some interest and attention.  JAPAN  PUTiUN  A PROBST  Hawaii'- Transferred' to the Stars and  Stripes. .The'Spanish Premier Promises Concessions to the Cuban Rebels  ���������Intense Feeling Aroused in Spain  Over the Talk: About an Anglo-American Alliance. -~ Anxiety in France  Over American Susceptibilities.  Special to the Herald. ,  London. Mny 17.���������European complications nre _��������� threatened by recent  events. The Spanish are so angry nt  rumored Anglo'Amei'icau alliance that  the citizens of '��������� Madrid stoned anel  hooted the mail "carrier e>f :i British  war ship.       * ,'  Great anxiety is felt in French government circles respecting the feeling  aroused in America over the open  sympathy of France with Spain. Ja-  p'ln intends to '-prote.t vigorously  against the ', Americans seizing the  Phillipines.- "  HoNOLULA.'May 17.���������The Haxvniian  government Hns passed the " Occupation '.Bill " virtually transferring the  country to the United States until the  war is over.- The start nnd stripes  will soon be flying over Hnniilulu.  Vancouver. May 17.���������Some burglars are charged with the crime of setting fire on Sunday night to Ashivell  to Son's store at Chilliwack, involving  11 loss of $15.0(X)    '  Chicago men are cornering all the  oats in British Columbia. They predict that oat"? will be worth $33 a ton  at the coast in a week.  ' Madrid, Mny, .10. 'G p.! ni.���������Premier  Sagasta announces, that hptin is making an offer of concessioiis-'.to the insurgents, which'may change the entire aspect of the'war situation.  ,  Great indignation has been,amused  in Madrid by Mi1: Chamberlain's Anglo  American speechy The press in Madrid  says that there'will l~e a European rising against England. __ _-.,.'s ���������_r.  DROWNED  IN  CARNES  GREEK  Harman Knorr Swept to His  Death in  the Raging Torrent.  The Herald regrets to announce a  fatal accident which occurred last Sunday at the mouth of Carnes Creek.  Harman Knorr, who together with G.  C, McGregor and Frank Fritz left here  a week ago, ns rep'ni ted in the Herald,  for Pence river bv the Big Bend route  was the victim.. The party were tracking up the river with their boat in  front and a Peterborough canoe towing  behind. At the mouih of Carnes  Creek, the creek is divide'cl into two  reaches by a bar. They had got acroi-s  the first reach, McGregor and Fritz  were on the norlh shore with the; rope*  and Knorr on the bin*. As they pulled  the boats off from the bar. Knorr got  into the canoe and seated himself  astraddle on the siern of it. There* is  a riffle at. the mouth of the creek and  the trackers were holding the boats  up to meet it. which caused the limit  to send a wash on to the canoe, which  liegnn lo roll aud ship water nnd  finally upset Knorr and her load into  the water. Knorr scarcely seemed- to  make nn effort to cling to the canoe.  He held a paddle in his hands, with  which his partners saxv him try to laud  on a bar loxver down, but the?forcn of  the water was too great and be was  swept rapidly out into the main body  of the Columbia and lost to view.  Messrs. McGregor and Fritz came into  town -to: report tbe occurrence this  morning nnd nrent thcCentral.' Knorr  enme from Okotok's, iv settlement  about 28 miles south of Cnlgary in  Alberta, and leaves a wife to mourn  his loss. . .,,.'  TROUT LAKE  B9HRNE BR0S.,  AGENTS,  REVELST9KE  Dealers in Heavy and Shelf Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass. Etc.  IBHfiBflfiSII  COLONEL TOPPINGS VIEWS.  He Discusses the Political Situation and  Declares for Independency.  Colonel E. S. Topping, the father of  Trail, wns in Rossland for a few hours  ?'esterdny. The colonel is taking a  ively and _oninicn_l_~.li* interest in the.  approaching elections. Speaking of the  situation to The Miner, the colonel  said:  "I am pleased to see that a spirit of  independence is liecoming very manifest in the attitude of the electors of  Kootenny, and I hope this feeling will  continue to spread. In my opinion it  would be highly desirable, to see'nKiore  attention given tn the advancement of  the welfai*e of Kootenay rather than  the welfare of either the Government  or the Opposition party. So far as lean  ascertain the Government will be. returned to power, but with-'a minced  majority.? This, however, should not  cause the people of thiselistriet to  truckle to Government influence. On  the either hand I t-onsidei- it would he  little short ofmadness to support tbe  Opnositioii."  Colonel Topping's popularity in the  Trail Creek division will make him a  factor nf no little importance in the  next general election. ,. ���������  -    \t    .;   ^ief"Despatch_'*.". \    -.  An. Eriglfali nieinbei- of parliament  prophesies that .England"and France  xviin.e'at war within'n month.  Tliere are very, strong suspicions  Unit French gunners lire manning the  guns of tho Spanish' fort"!. The improvement in the gunnery hits been so  noticeable that it" indicates the introduction of better trained aitillery  men.    CORRESPONDENCE  Travelling Libraries.  To the Editor of the Herald:  Dear Sir.���������You are doubtless aware  that tbe govornuientof British Columbia has placed a sum of $1,000 in the  current estimates for the eslablish-  iner.t of a system of travelling libraries.  The system mny be briefly described  as follows: _ A .certain, number in _a  commimit.y,"25 adults, sign a-petition"  (a copy of which is enclosed) asking  for ,-i library to be seiit to a designated  address. Tliey agiec to pay the transportation charges, if any, to provide a  suitable place for its reception, to select  a librarian to take charge of tbe books  and act ns librarian (free of charge to  the government.) to become responsible for the due cnie of the books, and  to forward thei library to a designated  address, at the end of three months at'  which time the library will be replaced  by another lot of books, and so on.  The hooks will be sent in a locked  case in which tbey have tei re. main.a nil  will be accompanied by a key, a set of  rules and a catalogue for lending purposes. They will include works of  special interest and instruction -to  fanners and miners, together with a  limited munberof well selected volumes  of n general character���������some of them  for hoys and girl".  As a number of cases are required  and the appropriation is limited, every  petition must be accompanied hy the*  cost eif the case, $0.00, but no community will ever be required to pay  for more than one. In case alibiary  for any reason cannot be forwarded  the money will be refunded, and in the  event of there being a greater number  of applications than can he filled, the.  locality which is the most suitable will  be selected. It i.s anticipated that all  requests cannot lie acceded to at first,  but the best arrangements possible  will be made. It.is suggested tlmt in  places that where farmers' institutes  are established the secretary of the institute should be selected as librarian,  and in mining the Mining Recorder.  As the province i.s large and there  aie many communities to be served it  is proposed, as is the custom where  travelling libraries have been established, to accept contributions to supplement the appropriation for (hat. purpose in the way of books, magazines.  toe. In all cases acknowledgements  will be made and due credit given.  ���������In order to eiu-ourage. others in this  work, which is iii tendedfor the general  benefit, I have decided to donate to the  fund 100 copies of the Year Book of  British Columbia, published by'myself,  sending one or more copies with each  library 11s a book of reference on provincial matters. ?  The commissioners of the library anticipate that, as several have already"  vohinteered to assist iti^the jvn-y indicated'there will be ageneroiis response,  and that the efforts now, being put  forth may meet with success. It is a  movement in which all can help.  Yours faithfully,  R. E. Gosnell,  The   Silver  Cup   and  Sunshine Mines.  The Trout Lake, couutry is bound to  come to lhe fore this year, said a well-  known,operator i.n that section, to the  Kootenaian the other day. ' It is an  immense region, and the lack of trail.*-  portatiou facilities is- the great drawback.,  ��������� ,"   ' '  The Silver Cup was the only property  operated.- during, .the. past winter.  Since.Inst August'"the Cup has produced. 800 tons ,of ore, of which 300  tons wore "shipped to"'-San Franeysco  .in Api-i.-rrEiirly iiijfthe -winter, about  125 tonsdvere shipped ti) other smelters  aud-the .balance remains at the' mine  'ready for shipment. This oreaveraged  175 o'lin'ces silver, from, $8 to $15 in  gold and'25 per conlr in "lead. It .was  hauled in 1 waggons: a.-distance of 24  "miles to. Thei 111 psonV Landing. The  Sunshine, Limited, owners of the Silver Cup, are?planning for, extensive  developing opperations there this yenr.  At present. 17 ni~n are employed, but  this number will be doubled soon.  Queen's Birthday at Arrowhead v  Arrowhead is making extensive* arrangements for a first clnss time on  May 24th. Excursions on the lake  and a grand ball are some of , tbe  features of the celebration promised. .  _ _ fT  The Queen's Birthday.  At the__iuceting held, last, .night the  ^following commiftees were struck and"  officials appointed for the celebration  of the Queen's Birthdav: Horse and  Bicvcle Races. XV. Coxvnn, H: N. Cout-  &\er, C. W. Wilson.  Fire brigade* contest and pigeon  shooting, A. McRae*, J. G. Allan'A.  McDonald.  General sports. XV. G. Birnev. J.  Abrahamson, W. V. Crage, J. G.  Allan and A. McRae.   "  T. E. L. Taylor was appointed president/of the whole committee and W.  G. Paxton, secretary treasurer. J. D.  Graham. H. A. Perley nnd W. M.  Brown wen* appointed judges. A. McDonald nnd W. Cowan ofllcinl time  keepers nud .T. A. Smith and S. Saunders starters.  The final arrangements,will be made  tomorrow night nt a meeting of all the  committees.  , Kellie and the Shovel Market.  Here is Mr. Ke-liiu's last valuable  contribution to the question of the  river bank protection here. It consists  of a list of fool questions, answered by  Mr. Turner on Thntsdny Inst:  Mr. Kellie to nsk the" Hon. the Minister of Finance the following questions:  1. Were tenders for supplying materials for the protection works on  river hank at Revelstoke called for?  2. Whnt films (if nny) furnished  supplies, and amount each firm received?  3. The cost of shovels and by whom  furnished?  ��������� 4.   Amount of salary, paid engineers  on the work?   9 ^^^^  Supplementary Estimates.  The provincial supplementary estimates include provision at $30 a month  for a janitor and caretaker of tbe  Kevelstoke house: $750 for a school  house at Trout Lake City. $100 additional grant to the Revelstoke fire  department, $3,000 grant to '.he wa_r-  gon road from Albert Canyon to the  Downie Creek mines. $0,000 for a waggon road from Revelstoke to the. head  of the Canyon, for salary of teacher at  Trout Lake from Nov.' 1st, lS97-June  30, 1808, $400 and for do at Arrowhead  from April 1st 1SA8 to June* 30, 1808  $150, incidentals $40 and $20. additional  grant to l-ecorder's office at Trout Lake  $190. do including fencing and vault  for government office, Revelstoke  $1,700, protection of river bank, Revelstoke including engineer's salary $16.-  000, additional grant to roads, etc., in  West. Kootenay $3,000. Dawnie Creek  bridge $2,000.  THE THREE^ POWERS  Upon the United States Lies a Great Responsibility���������Will She Accept the Task  or Refuse. ,~  Halifax. May 10.���������There seems to  be a general disposition on the part of  the Spanish officialdom to make Admiral Montijo the scape goat of the  Manilla disaster, and so cover tlie*ir  oxvn indifference and supineiiess, whicli  nlone is responsible for the catastrophe.  Montijo hims.ilf bad repeatedly pointed  out to the Spanish marine depart ment  tbe obsolete and inefficient character  of the ships, guns and forts nt his elis-  nosal for the defence of the Philippines,  but his remonstrances were,unheeded.  He was fully expecting Duxvey's at tack.  In fact the squadron had just returned  from a patrol cruise looking for the  American fleet. But he knexv perfectly  well thnt he was outclassed and out-  weighted beyond hope by the modern  guns and ships of the American Pacific-  squadron. He wns eompletely nt his  opponent's mercy. His guns could not  carry far enough to reach the American ships, which simply kept off and  fired into the Spanish "fleet till there  was nothing left of it but a dozen  burning hulks. The Americans xvere.  in no more danger than if they  were pigeon shooting. The Spanish  simply could not get .back - at  them. All they eoulel do, as brave  men. xvas to die'and that they did. It  is simply an insult to our common  sonse_ to read the shrieking glorifications of the American press over, such  a piece of work as this. There has not  been a seailght during Ihe present  century over which .there was less to  cackle about.  But the most interesting question to  which the result df Dexvy'.*, exploit  lends up, is what is going to come of it?  The only possible solution seems to he  that the United States will have to  hold and .administer the Philippines  in future themselves. They cannot  abandon theni to savagery "or to the  first comer, which chooses to grasp  them nor etui they very well band  theni -back to the teiid**r meieies 'of  Spanish misrule. There are several  European nations would like them.  Germany for instance or France. ' But  the United States are not fightingthis  war for tlie aggrandizement of nations  .whose--unfriendline~3s recent ' events  have '-so "completely exposed,. ' Nor  would Great Britain care to see Germany or France* in possession of these  islands. Great Britain does not want  them herself, but she tines'nut want to  "see any other poxver except herself or  the United States, have theni. The  force of circumstances will compel the  States tokeeptheui and that will mean  that' she will have to lake up her role  among the powers of the world, which  is just the very thing which Great  Britain is desiring to see her do.  There are at present only two civilized  c*mpires controlling, the real destinies  of the world. These^nre Great Britain  and Russia. ' Germany and France  keep making spat-domic efforts- tei  maintain themselves'iu the first" rank  but the conditions of (he contest doom  them to constant and inevitable failure.  Their efforts only tend to spoil ' the  real game and irritate the real players.  But the United States, which is really  iinothej*_linnnflde .colonization power,  likeT'Grellt^'Britaiii^irifcl^HiissiiCr^i-.iir  now. if she chooses, enter lhe list as  the third member of the great .triiiin-  'virate, iu whose hands will for tbe  future lie the fate of the world. She  can either take up the responsibility  now and by doing so make an effectual  stroke for "the peace of the world and  for liberty and civilisation, or she can  selfishly shirk the the task and so per-  lfnps precipitate a gigantic conflict the  enel of which even to herself cannot be  foreseen, but nf xvhich the inevitable  accompaniments will he too terrible ior  contemplation. This Spanish business  is onlv tbe curtain raiser for the greatest world drama, oyer acted on the  stage of the glolie* sini e Trafalgar and  Waterloo left the 01 b nf empire in the;  mailed hand of England.  Trout Lake Steamer.  1 c  The Mac Machine Company, of  Tiail. has shipped double* engines of 05  horso power, to he used in the new  Trout Lake steamer, under construction by Capt. XV. P. Roman. The  boat is about 70 feet long with 30 foot  beam, about the size* of the Lytton  She will ply on Trout hike and nlso  tow a number of barges now under  consti notion.  *, C.-tDt. Roman has the contract for  hauling Horne-Payne ore for a period of four years and will have much  ore from other properties to handle.���������  Trail Creek Nexvs.  THE FLEEIS'  MOVEMENTS  An  American Ship   Blown  and Crew Lost.  Up  MR  GLADSTONE   DYING  FAST  _>?_.  The Spanish Reserve"'Fleet Ready for  Sea���������The Spanish Relief Ezpedition to  the Philippines���������The Aim. of the  Spanish Fleet Is to Get Into Havana���������  A Portion of Sampson's Squadron-  Sighted at Kingston, Jamaica.  Special to the Herald. ' ,  London-, May 17.���������A despatch from  Madrid, says that the new ministers ���������-  are to be Senor Giron, foreign affairs*-.-'  Senor,  Aunon.  marine;  Duke of Al-  modovan, public works.    "'  Xfw-York, -May 17.���������A special cable  from    Madrid   to   the   World.. saysr J'  Admiral   Cerveras'   fleet    is j dodging-  about the Carriliean sea" and the Gulf U  of Mexico.     It is eigjected by'naval-<,,  men here that he will avoid -fighting -.,'  in case he finds himself overmatched. ...  His chief aim is to draw the. Amei-icatiU'.  squadron axvny from'the Cuiian coast/"--,  then make a dash-and get'into Hiir  vana. ���������       ���������  ..       .-��������� !.  U.       --  ' Xew York. May 17.���������A special cable  ���������'  from Madrid "announces- that prepar-   .  ations for.a relief exedition to.be sent-  to_the_._?h_.l_ppine__ are.-being "hurried-   *  on in both the military, anel -iiavaf departments.-   It will carry largesupplies  of stores and'coal... ;,--^  ;-''���������*'-'   "-   ."  Lo3~oon~,  Mnv _-17.-^Thfe" Times -this-  morninS says: Admeral Cerveras-*__as-J  lost prestige in visttiDg/Curacoa.   Hef*''  is now most disadvantagenusly placed  for any attempt at mischief on. the*���������  seaboard of the United States. -.  Madrid, May 17.���������A. despatch "from   .  Cadiz announces that the reserve fleet  composed of one first' class battleship,.  two armoured' cruisers and 'two'tot���������'"  pedo boat destroyers will be ready for a  sea tins week.    ,      , , ;  'Hatvauden, May 17.���������At3p m. Aid  official  bulletin just.issued-says: Mr. -  Gladstone has taken; a-turn for'theJ '  -worse,- death-is���������expected i.withia---2t*-=^=  hours.' *     '    > .1      J ''  New York, May 17.���������An unconfirm-     "  eel   report  has   lieen   received .'-.from. .,  "  Havana to the effect that an American  vessel has been blown', up!, while removing torpedoes from; Cabanas' har- ?  bor.   The entire crew perish'ed.',:".  New York, Mny 17.���������A special from .  Kingston, Jamaica says' that three war ���������  ships were seen last night from Moran  Point bound south, probably a portion  of Samson's fleet. "  Neiv York. May 17.���������Advices from  the   West   Indies   indicate   that -tho ;  Spanish squadron i.s watching for the'  United    States    battleship    Oregon,  which has likely passed close to them.  .'U^'  j~ *  - ' 'l*      ������   I  F'-'i.  :���������   'v  Sale oi the Le Roi.  The initial pavment of $500,000 on  I he purchase of the Le Roi by the  British American Co. was made on  Saturday afternoon. The balance of  the money, $2,500,000, is to be paid in  instalments extending over three  months. Besides the mine the sale  includes the Le Roi company's interest  in the Northport smelter and some  property in Trail.  Provincial Politics.  John C. Brown, postmaster, has heen  nominnted by the opposition convention, as then* candidate for New Westminister.  F. W. Re.lt/of the firm of Rolt to  GrotMii. is spoken of as the Independent candidate for Rossland.  The Chilliwack   Progress,  which is,  run   Iiy  W. T. Jackson, a   brother-in  law of Mr. Vedder. the sit ting member,  has declared itself for Mr. Turner, who  was unanimously nominnted as candi-~  date for the constituency at a meeting  of electors held last Friday.  "It i.s said that Hon. C. E. Pooley and  W. F. Butler, manager of the Esqui-  nialt Marine railway, will contest  Esquimalt in the government interest.  The Broken Flume.  The Herald regrets very much to  announce that about 10 feet of _ the  Revelstoke Water. Power and . Light  Co's. flume was entirely carried out by  the swift waters of "the fast rising  Illecillewaet. at 3 o'clock Mondiy  liiorning and about 75 more have been  thrown over in the water. The  e-atiisti-oplie was not wholly unexpected  by men in town who claim to have  some experience in such matters. _ . .  The company will .carry an open  flume across the gap and expect to  have the light running again in a few  days* .1  ���������Aman hns  just  opened up a good  assortment of fresh confectionery.  Capt. Taylor commeneeel swearing  in the members of the Revelstoke company of the Kootenay Rifles last night.  The oaths were taken by Fred Fraser.  J. P. The following members were  sworn in: T. E. I,. Taylor, W. F.  Crage. G..E. Groean. J. Spurling. R.  Bullock, John Shaw. A. McRae,  Charles E. Reid. B. Gordon. E. Mos-  crop. E. W. B. Paget, R. A. Upper, J.  A. Birnev, H. D. Johnson. J. A.  Ringer. XV. G. Birney, G. H. Estey.  Capt. Taylor will be at his office between 8 and 9 o'clock on Friday evening next for the purpose of swearing  in others who wish to join. ���������jlaVl������~~-i.Cfi3r_.-".":,������'^:>'^Ea.3_-*h _"������-i  *..���������-  Revelstoke   Herald  Published in interests ot  Hevehtoke, Lardeau, Bie Bend, Trout Lake  ��������� lllecillewaet, Albert Canyon, .Ionian  Press aud Eagle Pass Districts.  A. JOHNSON Proprlolo-.  O. E. GROGAN Editor.  SHE'S VERY DEAR.  A Scnil-WcoMf Journal, pulillshed In lho  ioiei*____ ot r~te*elsloko and  lho surrounding |  district, Wednesdays and oiiturdaj s, nialeli-.K  . -Uoeent connections with ull tiains  AdverllnliiK Kates: Dlop'ay ads. ?l .'. pur  column luch.jjj!!.-)-per Inch when ln������pri, el on tl ilo  page. LegBl afls. 12c P-r (nonpareil! line for  dnt insertion *, ttc for each additional ii.set tion.  Heading noilees, 15c per line c������ch Isuuu. Birth,  *darr,_KO and Death uuiiccs. tree.  Hubecriptlon Rales: By mail or carrier 52 00  pj>r nniium : *l.'"j for six muni lit, sirl-lly in  advance. ... ,_ t  eiur Job Department: Inn llnit*i.'> Job  IVpariment is on** ol Ihe Imst oqtilpp._d  printing unices iu Wnn. Kuoteiiuv, "nd ii pru*  paied lo execute ill kinds ot piiolii'K in llrst  class atylo at honest prices Onu prico lo nil.  IN o job nno lai ge���������none t< >o Bimiil���������(or us. M.iil  orders promptly attended to. Givo us a trial  on your next oid'.r.  To Correspondents: IS o mi correspondence on any subjoet of in'-rcst '.o lliu general  public, and desire a reliabl- rcfc'llar correspondent in every locaii' sUTOiiniliiiK  Kevelbtoke. In all esBca lliu bona lldn name  of th- writer niustaccotnoauy iimiius_ript, but  nol necessarily for publicatio .  Address all communications  REVELSTOKE HERALD  Revelstoke, 3. C.  NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.  Bho'n very dear 1   So itilr, so siveot, so truot  Lips red as ivino, eyes of tho deep, deep blue  And full of lovo und drcunis.  Hor rich hair golden gleams.  Bhe like an angel seems.   Sho's very donrl  Bhc's very dcarl   Blis's childlike, yet mature,  Hers is affection thnt, will o'er endure���������  Tender, full of tho graco  Horn of n gentle race;  An honest, (rustful face.   Bhc's very dcurl  Bho's vi'iy dear!   Her smile's tho littlo ray  Of sunlight that illuminates my day.  ll is nil true, hut hi'iir:  Hhn spends, or very neur.  Ten thousand every yeiirl  Sho's very clear!  ���������James Courtney I'liulli.ss in Now York Sun.  CAME HOME EARLY.  1. All correspondence must bo legibly  written on one side ot llie paper only.  _. Correspondence containing personal  "matter must be signed wilh U._> pr per immo  cf the writer.  3. I'orrespondenco with rcferenco to any  thing that has appeared in another paitr  niUBl llrst bo offered for publication to ibat  paper before it can appear m The H-RALd.  WED ESN DAY,  IMAY     IS,     1S0S  MEDICINE HAT  A visitor to Medicine Hat. especially  one lamiliar wilh the toxvn in the.  early clays, but who has not visited it  for some vears. isstruckwith lhe great  number of handsome dwellings, the  homes of a large number of well-to-do,  people, the result of industry-and  thrift.  ' The buildings'in the busiuess patt of  the town haye not kept pace with the  lesidential -quarters, although the  merchants have perhaps adopted the  better policy of keeping their uioney  in their business instead of- investing  it in expensive buildings. But  the time is fast approaching when the  front streel will rei-uire a different  and a better class of stores. Of course  the prosperity that Medicine Hat  enioys is due principally to the pay  roll that the C.P.R. have established,  but the country around is being settled up by small ranchmen, who are  making a success of the. business, and  there will be yearly a large number of  beeves turned out.  A movement has been on the tapis  for some time to have the town incorporated so that a spstein of water  works and electric light can be put in.  but the heaviest pioperty. holders are  determined to have a clause inserted  .if possible presenting nny council  granting a bonus to uny corporation  tor any purpose whatever. It is proposed "to pipe the natural gas from the  well a sufficient distance up the river  and utilize it as fuel for a pumping  system that will be able to pump the  water to a reservoir on top of the hill  and then distribute throughout the  town. When this is done it is safe to  say lhat Medicine. Hat will have a  , linger proportion of well keptgnrdens,  lawns, and trees according to its population, than any other town iu the  - territories.   -.-.���������. . _.   Besides the large number of good  houses now in the town theie ate at  least _0 more under contract anil one  contractor in the town reports $10,000  worth of contracts that he himself has  booked. The C. 1?. It. garden in the  town ha_ been an object lesson to Unpeople ot Medicine Hat and should be  lu the entire population of the west as  au example of what can he clone by  h proper system of cultivation whether  in tree culture, horlicullure or market  gardening.  A crying want of the toxvn at present is a lirst clas*. hotel as the ixvo  hotels iit present located there, while  having served the wants of ihe public  well in the prist, have become too  small to accommodate the greater  number of guests* who now lind bust-1  iie&sin the growing toxvn. and a lirst  class hotel would not only be a paying  proposition but <i boon   to   the   toxvn.  In the other different brunches of  business the supply seems quite -ipial  to the demand nnd large stocksof ni-at  class goods are carried.  Gus Gibson a former Calgary boy is  managing the grocery department of  the Medicine Hat Trading Company  and making a success of it. Among  the other firms are Tweed to Kevart,  Cousins, Cochrane, Hawthorne, anil  Drinnan, besides a great many smaller establishments. 1'. L. Grasse formerly Indian agent nt Morley has a  livery stable with a good outfit of  horses and rigs anel is nlso agent for  the Massey-Ilarris Co.. He says Calgary boys "who visit the Hat anel wish  to* "take" a diive, will have his best  attention and can depend on getting a  good horse and rig.  Medicine Hat has a live newspaper,  The News, which under the manage-  mentof Mr. Foster is making steady  and satisfactory progress. The office  is being enl?rged at present to make  loom for a new cylinder press which  is to arrive in a short time. Mr. Foster is making steady and satisfactory  progress. Mr. Foster has issued a  daily bulletin ot the war nexvs ������ hich  lias"ueen appreciated by the puhbe.  The town is a striking example ot the  lienefit- accruing from a divisional  headquarters of a railroad.  Thoro was no one in Sigsby's oflicG  bnt Sigsby himself.  His stenographer lind gono out to  lunch. So had tho bookkeeper nnd a, rod-  headed young mail who generally occupied n desk opposite- Sigsby's own.  Sigsby sat- ivitli his feet under his  ucsk and thought. To aid him iu this  mental effort ho chewed tlio end of a  cigar and scowled at a picture in a  small silver framo that stood under the  pigeonholes at tho back of his desk.  It scorned to occur to him that he  could think bettor with his foet up, so  ho pullod out tho slido at the sido oi  his desk aud put thorn up on that;.  After that ho seemed to get on.  Suddenly tho scowl bocamo a half  smilo. His feet came down with a  'thump. Ho jumped up and went to the  telephone and turned the little crank at  tho sido energetically.  "Giimno double four eight���������main.--'  Ho stood sqtiaro on his fecit, threw  back his shoulders and looked contented.  Then ho lowered his head again and  said "yeh" into the transmitter as the-  linmbor was ropeated back and nipped  tho ragged end of his cigar with his  strong, white teeth as ho waited.  '.'Hello I Fred Gibson thoro?"  "Tell 'im to come to tho phono."  "Hollo, Gib:!'  "Say, old mnn, you got to come and  get mo out tonight."  "Yeh, that's what I said."   '  "No; no.bail."  Ho laughed into the phone and' said:  "Ah, go to the d���������-H"  "Hey?"  "No. Now seo bore; I've promised  to go out with Bronson to meet some  merry peoplo tonight, aiid I've- been getting out to banquets and clubs and'lodgc  meetings und business men's meetings  and political meetings and���������any old  thing until my list is worn out.    Seo?"  "Veh."  "Huh?"  "Yes. Yon'vo got to como over tonight aud get me out."  '-'Yeh." -_  '  "Yeh." ..     -.;.  "Yo*_i'ro on to your job."      <���������..   "'-_-"���������,  "I guoss so.'' ?���������������*     *"_."���������  "A hoard meeting?"  "Strawboard, cardboard, day board,  clapboard?''  "Oh, a meeting of the board of directors!''  "Oh, I seo!"  "Yeh."  - , "You bet!"  "Woll, they're a good many���������neat,  but not gaudv, as tho monkey"���������  "Hub?"    * o  "What's that?"  "Oh, as near soven as you can make  it!"  "I shan't bo going out, you know,  at all.  You'll havo to drag me."  "That's it!"  "Got timo to drop over and smile?"  "All richt."  "Yeh."  "Yeh."'  "All right. "  -���������"Gbodbv !"*-=-���������^-= ^-=���������- "���������  " ������������������"  Bigsby, "just when Ben���������Mr. Sigsby  and I wero gutting settled for a pleasant  evening."  She grew wistful in tho oyos as sho  epoko and saw her husband start to go  np stairs to change, tho houso jacket and  slippers for his coat anil shoes.  Gibson got acquainted with tho baby,  who bad been awakened by tho voices  and sat holt upright on hor mother's  knee and was listening to tho soft voioo  of Mrs. Sigsby, telling him what n busy  mail her husband had got to bo und  how very littlo th~ saw of him nowadays, iviien ho camo down and stopped  in thn hull to put on his overcoat.  "You won't bo vory lute, will you,  I~c::'''' sho said as he camo into tbo  room diawing on his gloves.  "Why, 1 can't say, my dear. Liablo  fo be rather late, isn't it, Gib?"  "Yes, sure to lie lute. Nover saw  nnvthiug liko a boiird meotiug to hayg  cm"  "ilr. Gibson, yon must como iifinin  when you etui spend' tho evening with  us. Wo'va lived in tho sainci neighborhood so long I feci as though wo ought  to bo old friends," said Mrs. Sigsby.  "In-ill. I'll bo glad to," returned  Gibson heartily.  Mrs. Sig>bv brought a littlo tray con-  ti'.iniug matches, aud tho two men lit  cigars and wentont.  When   they wero ou  tbe  sidewalk,  Sigsby burst out laughing and said:  "Gib, that was smooth."  "Dead   smooth,"   assented   Gibsou.  "Shtu'per'n tacks, ain't we:"       .���������  ".Sharp! That's what I call diplomacy."  "-President ought to know about us.  Blessed if I don't think ho'd appoint us  right off."  "That board meeting was a great  play, old ni-.'.ii," chuckled Sigsby.  "Takes brains to do a thing liko that,  doesn't it?" returned Gibsou.  "1 tell you you grit to bo smavtpr'u  chain lightning to i'ool a, woman," said  Sigsby.  "Yes, lhat was about tho most brilliant thing I ever had a band in. Two  Lig, husky liar's liko us fooling ono little, innocent, inexperienced woman was  certainly a, great achievement. I'm  proud of it."  Thoy smoked mid walked in silence a  Jew yards, when Sigsby burst, ont:  "Hang you, Gib, you needn't make a  man feel siiiallni-'ii a'two'spot! My  wife's good as -.old, bnt she's slower  (ban"��������� IIo seemed to havo difficulty  in finding a word that expressed the degree cf slowness, so bo snid,"St. Louis."  , "You know your own business, old  man, but don't ever ask nie to tako a  hand at that game again. If 1 hail a  thing liko that"���������Gibson jerked his  thumb over his .shoulder���������"snuggling  up nnder my vest, you wouldn't catch  nie chasing any butterflies���������not ou your  lifo I"  They had reached tho corner,-and  Sigsby signaled a passing car.  "Better como along," ho said, with  his hand on the mil.  "No, thanks. Good uight!"  "���������"Good night, old man!"  MISER GENIUSES.  ICcn Who Have Reduced Money Saving  to a Fascinating Art.  The fascinating study of financial  gain amounts almost to genius in some.  Avarico was the inspiration of one of  onr oxvn grout men, Franklin, whoso  memory is debased by his roputation as  "Poor Richard." The masterpiece of  Balzac is his novol "Buscnio Grande.."  Tho hero, old Grundet, is a miser whose  financial genius amounts to tho sublime  and which Balzac contrives uud succeeds  iu making almost picturesque).  Among tho most distinguished misers  was -Daniel" Ban cor. Upon tho death of  his father Dancer camo into tho cstnto,  which yiolded a good income Ono of  bis sisters lived with him and imbibed  the miserly teachings. Dancer was rc-  mnrkablo i'or tho stylo of his garments.  His coat was mndo of pieces of ovory  lino and texture, collected from tho  streets and ash heaps. His garments  wero hold together by n twist of hay.  Uo uud his sister lived happily in a  hovel, tho pnuelcss sashes of which wero  darkened wilh hoards, nigs and papers.  Soap and towels boing expensive, Air.  Dancer occasionally washed in a pond  and dried himself with sand. Threo  pounds'of coarse beef and 1-1 dumplings  formed thoir menu for years, except  upou ouo occasion, when Providence'  changed tho courso of thoso viands.  Mr. Dancer, walking one day iu  search of bones aud other dolicate offal,  found a dead sheep and carried it home  in triumph. His sister received it ns nn  immediate . gift from heaven. Time  went on, and tho inaiden fell ill. Lady  Temple, a generous neighbor, was so  kind flint Miss Dancer determined to  leave her'������3,000, but she died beforo  tho will could be signed, and her brother  claimed hei-fortune as the price of her  board for 30 years. '.   -  He constantly guarded against thieves  and concealed his gold and bank notes  with the spiders among their cobwebs  in tho cowhouse and in tho holes in  tho chimney, covering,them.with ashes.i  The light of generosity, however, penetrated ono chink of his miserable soul���������  he loved his dog', and while denying  himself bread he allowed his dog a pint  of milk daily with other delicacies. Mr.  Dancer's delight in life was to visit the  holes whero. his wealth was kept and  count it. -_., '���������     '.    -  Iii his seventy-eighth year Dancer  became violently ill, but refused to see  a physician. Again Lady Temple played  the' good fairy at the wretched hovel,  attending him to tho last and was generously rewarded by his immense fortune, which he left to her. ,  It would not be n difficult task to  show the inllnefico of avarico upou nations; tho evils of society, the corruptions of religion and" tho tragedies of  war havo often been instigated and supported by this base passion.���������Detroit  Free Press.  FRANK BARNARD  Brick and Stone Mason  Chimney building; a specialty. Contracts  promptly attended to. Material furiii-died  when  culled for.      All    work   guarantocd.  First Street,  Revelstoke Station.  T.HE MINING EXCHJ.JK5E  FRONT STREET, REVELSTOKE  IC you want employment, or  looking for n houso to root when  you reach Vancouver upply to ���������  The Vancouver Employment  and  House  Renting Agency  331.    HastinRO    Street.    West.  T^e City Scavenger  /______-__JJ. WR.IG.HT  Is prcpnrod to do" all lands of seuvoncing  round town. All order, left nt Tin: ]Ii:ii.xi.i>  olllco nnd W. H. Pease & Coinp-tiy's storo  promptly attended lo. Yards, lanes and  privies cleaned.  Best $1.00 a day house in town.    White labor only.  The bur is su'~;plied with the best brands of Wines,  Liijuors   and   Cigars.  LU.ND & DIDFJ.ULT, Proprietors.      d. V. PER.K.S, .Mgr.  F. JAcCJ_R.TY  "Oh, Ben. I'm so gludl" said Mrs.  Sigsby, sitting up in bod and putting  her arms around Mr. Slushy's neck as  ho camo in ac 11 p. m.and stooped to  kiss her.  There was a thrill .in her voico that  told how glad she ivns.    -  "It wasn't a very long board meeting,  was it?''  "No. I got ax-ray as soou as I could.  I wanted to get homo before you went  to sleep."  "Darling"���������     -Mrs.    Sigsby's  voico  broke, and sho laid her little blond head  on the broad breast of her husband and  sobbed.  -  f-hc. said it was because���������she was so  glad���������that, ho came home-  caco Record.  -carlv.-  -CkT-  Sigsby iviukod at bis newspaper wbeu  tho bell rang at 7 o'clock. i        The Secret "of New Tort;'. GreatnrM.  Ills   wifo  was  putting   tho  baby to j      Ernest ingersoll writes an article for  sleep. She stopped rocking aud listened j- St. Nicholas on the Greater New York,  Bread prices have been raised in  Montreal.  At the Bank of l*.ngland fjn Saturday morning, the. Chinese minister  banded over a check covering the  amount of the Japanese indemnity.  'lhe check was diaxvn fcr nearly Jul'.S,-  000.000. and is t.he largest check ever  drawn on the Bank of England.  to see if  her   latere  acquisition   in thn  servant t.i.1 line would go to tho door.  "Annie imi-*t_ be up stairs." sbo snid.  laying baby in n big chair containing a  pillow and going into tho hull.  Shu reappeared, followed by Oib_-*ou.  "lloli'l, old liiiiti." Crlad to sue you.  Sit ^loxvu," said fc-igsby, springing ui:  nud shaking hands as Mrs. Sigs/oy  H. heeled :m easy chair forward.  Ho had on a pair of slippers and a  houso jacket that had evidently seen  little use.  Mrs-. Sigsby torjk up the baby and resumed her rocker, beaming con tented ly  upen her big, haudsomo husband and  his viritor.  "Wt.ll, it's an import:uit meeting.  Sigsby, and we'vo all got to bo thore,"  ruMimi'd Gib-on, after beJiad stated the  object of hi.i call.  "Howland tried to reach yr_nov~r tht  phono twice, hue couldn't catch you. .*������������������_  I told him I'd .seij that   you got there. "  Sigsby bad settled hack in his big.  leather covered chair and put his slippered riglir foot up on bis left knes  with the air of u man whom cables  could not Ct'rag from the comforts of his  home.  Ho reached ovor and took a Japanese  jar containing cigaTS from thn ta bio and  held it out toward Gibson, saying:  "Now, old man, yon take a smoke  and make your.-elf comfortable. You  don't get mc out of this house tomight.  I have been going to binejueit.sanel meetings till I'm tired out, ~md tho hoard will  havo to meet somo cither timo c_- get  along without mo." <-  "But, man, you've, got to gn," said  Gibson. "I'vo promised to;prodnce you,  and dead or alive: 'f've. got to do it.  There's important bnsincs; coming up,  Jnd nothing can be: done z nless every  member is present."  "Tho   Ball   coupler niai.tcr  coming  up?"  ,   "Yes, and the Goodrich business."  "Gad, is that so?"  Sigsby looked thoughtful , placed his  left thumb on his left e_r������_eii ���������, curled his  fingers around his chin, ttn iked an im-  nginary beard and sa-.d, w oil, if that  Was the case he ^posed ho'd  havo to go.  "Now, isa't that too bad?-"' said Mra  his paper being entitl*-:! "Reasoning One  !������ Metropolis." Jlr? Imzc-rsoll fays:  | The secret cf New York's proud great-  ! nrjcr;���������why she is a;icl���������,alivay._ will be  ' the., imperial city of North America in  | wealth and influence and commercial  | power, even though some othor town  : may somo timo in the future count a  f(;w more inhabitant*)���������is found in the  word ''transportation."  New York stands in tho best place for  tbo distribntirm of people* and things,  tb() raw material for i;rintifiicturc*s-, tlio  products of mill-" and furnaces and  -hopo, the yield of farms and miw-s and  forests and the good.' going anel coming  across the w-as. Valleys thnt form easy  nnd natural roads open out south, west,  north and northensr, like tho folds of n  fan, and the resources of a great conn-  try flow naturally along them toward  hor c-fTers. In front of ber is the ocean  gateway, open to the fleets cf tlioivcrld.  Now York ,is Now York bic.m.-e sin*  stands whero the wealth of the new  ���������world and the treason---of the old ivorlrl  most easily .ind naturally mefrt, and sho  tvill bo grander and even inore splendid  as time rolls on.  (.'OUVPUIt'Tlt.  lakeside���������I  am goiiif:  ROBERT   FLEMING  Is  prepared to  do nil kinds of  Ligftt Transferring  and  Carting  Will meet all trains.. Tho delivery of parcels  und from train, and to and from any part of  town will receive special attention.  Telephone your orders to XV. M. Ijiwreneo  and thoy will bu promptly attended to.  v-_a____-ROBERT FL_E.MI.NG  Tfee' Vernon Soda  Water ,Work,������ . .  M. J. .O'BRIEN,   PROPRIETOR  'Manufactu'er of Soda Water. 3iniror  Mo, Sai-sapi-illa aud all Soft D/inks.  A full sunplv kept in *tock at McCarty's Cold biorngo, whero orders  can be left. a2U-swtf  JAS.   MeMAHON  General  Blacksmith  AND WOOD WORKER.  .Wholes-do, and' Ltetail Dealer in   PRLME BEEF, PORK,  JWIDTT0.N .MD SJ1DSJK5E  Fi.sli   and   Cjamo   in  ��������� Season.       Markets   afc   Revelstoke,  '-Kevelstoke Station, Nakusp, Trout-Lake City, aiul Ferguson.  flerchant's Hotel  Illecillewaet, B. C.  First-class in every respect.    Good accommodation.  Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  Bi-ifc  WEIGHTED  SILK.  Ma-  flouactiincs  Xlncty  Fcr   Cent  of  tlio  tcrlal Xs Foreign Substance.  At the present day the practico of  weighting silks by means of astringent  extracts, salts of tin, silicate and phosphate of scda and a variety of other  substances, all moro or less injurious to  tho wear of the fiber, has reached such  a height that ifc is seriously affecting  tbo trade. This is especially the caso as  regards black silk, but fabrics of other  colors suffer in tho samo manner.  It used to be remarked that a silk  dross or a silk handkerchief woulel last  a lifetime, and this is almost true for  absolutely pure silk. But in muoh'of  the fabric sold at tho present day there  is not moro than 10 or 12 per cent of  real silk, all rho rest being extraneous  "iri.ittcrnpplied-to"-Iha-fiber-in thedecep-=  tivo process of "weighting."  Pnro silk, when burned, leaves a  ejunntity of nsb which is always considerably less than 1 por cent, but the ash  left by somo weighted silks has been  found to .-".mount to as much as 48 per  cent of the weight of the fabric.  The extraneous substances to which  wo have alluded are caused to adhere to  rho fibir by parsing the skeins through  hot baths of tannin extracts, tiii salts,  salts of iron, antimony, potash, etc.,  ond it has been found that when u silk  ni-'*!i rharpi'd with such substances is  heated it will not burn with ilnme, but  wil! only smolder away, leaving a very  law.* ni'ionut (jf (mh behind.  i^ut tb' so weighted silks aro, however, of so <-i_ii:it>uatible a nature that  Fume; havo b-'en known to tako firo spontaneously, aj.-ult dne to the gradual  d.coiiij/i-iriou of tbo substances used  for vnclitijjg, and disastrous fires havo  b.'.c-u rr.K-i'cl to this cause. Spontaneous  conibu-iion is liable to break ont more  C-p-.'.ially in black silks that aro stored  in xt:i_-J, dry places.���������Chambers' Journal.  Wagons, heavy and liRht, built to order or  repaired  , Hoissshoeing a specialty.  Shop on' DougHs Street, East, Rivolstoie.  S.  MoMahoiiVMiinaBer.  1 Shop" on First Street, iu3t west nf Union  Hotel, ItdveUtokc Station. .Ida McMahon,  Manager. , a'-Mf  We Have a Good Supply of  ���������  Building  Material  ^d Lumber  CUT PRICES FOR SPOT CASH  Call and see us. We can fix you  REVELSTOKE SAW MILLS   ���������  Kevelstoke Station, B. C.  Wendell Maclean  Wholesale  and Retail  Druggist, Galgary  Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.  f22-tf   ^   W. J. Lappan, Proprietor.  Columbia House  The   largest hotel   in  town.        Ccptrally    located  Choice   Wines,   Liquors   aDd   Cigars  Best    accommodation. Eates    SI     por    day  Brown & Pool, Proprietors  REVELSTOKE  -toe  Large light bed rooms  -Tulilc*.. -I'lirnisheil   with '  Mi>' choicest the market  niTords.      Bust    Wines  "Liquors     and      Cigars.  Rate.   $1.00 a clay.      Monthly race.  J. ALBERT STONE. Proprietor.  Ai, jlmerlcan Child.  There is a (i-ycar-old youth in Tioga  ���������who is firmly convinced that''he will  be a man before his mother," s-ay.-i th".  Philadelphia Itncord. He was spending  the afternoon at. a neighbor's houso the  other day and hecame utterly oblivions  of tho flight of time. After aivliiio tho  mother of his little playmate remarked  that sho thought it would be a good  idea for tbo youthful visitor to run  homo. He paid no attention to the remark, and about half an hour hirer she  said to tho youngster, "Jiillon, rlejn't-  yon think your mother will be worried  I bout you?" Looking up from the toys  ���������with which ho was playing, jMilton  promptly rupliul: "Oh, I don't knowl  The old lady gets rattled onco iu  awhile."  to sLuely  Aire.  law.  Mrs.   Esplanade���������How   nice!   Then  you can get your own  divorces.���������2Jow  Orleans Timea-Democrat.  "-���������"$������������������_..  Tlio _N'eTrr-tit Bnttoni.  Iho newest buttons, says a New York  fashion xvrit.:'. are shown in three distinct _-i-.;-~ for the jacket, skirt and bodice;. Mirny e.f the smaller buttons are  veritable; j'--,ve;is in their artistic beamy  of color and design, and many nre net,  like actual grins, in low mountings of  cut steel and .-ilver or pure gold. J.t,  opal, plnmh colored enamel and r,ld  bronxo buttons fcet in riveted points,  framing dainty miniatnrr;S, incdallinuH,  etc., aro faviiiiar styles, bnt many e^f  tbo expensiv: jet anel cord passoincri-  te-rios have, buttons co match, whicli aro  nol intended to havo any strain upon  th'jin, but morely finish strap ends,  mock biittonhrilrM on skirt fronts, etc.  When iisocl upon tho bodice, they nro  gen "rally fastened rin tho outside or very  oft<*n in the cent .r of b.indsomo jewel  trimmings en applique, tho bodico closing with strong hooks and eyes set upon  a lly tii-irleriicath.  Color __iT������*cti-.  JVIr. Murray Hill���������It is odd what  queer effects colors havo upon persons.  Mr. Point Ureeze���������What effects are  you thinking of?  Mr. Murray Hill���������On a gray day I  am always blue.���������Pittsburg Chronicle-  Telegraph. ,  HEVELSTO^E  IRON WORKS  Blacksmithiner- Jobbine  Plumbing.   PiPe Fitting  Tinsmithine:  Sheet Iron Work  Machinery Repaired  Miniqg Work a Specialty���������**^  ROBT. GORDON  Revelstoko Stn.  Doops  Sasft  Tupriihgg  _V_ould(ng8   ':  TRY THE NEW YARD.  hUmBER  Arrowhead Saw So Planing' Mills  ' Revelstoke Agents:   PIPPY & "WRIGHT.  THE.PIONEER LIVERY-  Feed and Sale Stable of tbe Lardeau and Trout Lake District  f  Pack  Saddle    and  '   alxvays for hire.  Horses  Freight iiiK  specialty.  and   Teaming   a  Daily Stage leaves Thomson's Ij'itiding every morning at 7 o'clock  for Trout Lake City. p For particulars write        ' CItAIC to HILLMAN, Thomson's Laxdixq.  THE  Last  chance  To secure one of those desirable lots  CHEAP on the C. & K. Steam Navigation Company's site.  Dont wait till the boom hits the  toxvn in the spring like a "cyclone,,  but BUY NOW.  HAIG & CRAGE  Sole Agents.  Itevelstoke Hospital  Maternity Hoom in connection.  Vaccine   kept    on    hand.  Drs.  McKechnie   and   Jeffs. Attendants  Wood! Vv ood!  Guaranteed Full  '>.. Cord Measure.  The undersigned has a large supply  nf Hemlock,..Spruce. Fir and Pine  Wood for hale**- .Any person rei-uiring  wood will kindly leave their orders  with Mr. \V. M. Lawrence. Reeielbtoke  Slntiem. or wilh H. N. Coursier,  Ft out Street, Kevelstoke.  C. B. JWaolean  ARCHITECT  and BUILDER  Kstlmotcs furnished. Plans and specifications made. Am also prepared to do  shop and loh vork on the shortest  notico. Satisfaction pnarantoed 1_  every case.   Oall or write for termn.  Main Street      ���������  Revelstoke  _  ITntf  FRANK JULIAN.  L. JL FRETZ  Con tractor and Builder.  Shop oppo-to Imperial Ennk.  Workmanship Guaranteed  w     Terms Cash  Sam Needham  Clothes cS_ed  In Good Style at Lowest Trices.  Douglas Street ��������� Revelstoke  W. S. BiRcNEY  PJl INTER and  DECORATOR,  First Street Fast, Revelstoke Station  Grainincr, Paper Hanging,  Hard Wood Finishing, House  Painting in all Branches,  Carriage Painting, Glazing. Etc.  If You -Have a  Mine to Sell  or wish it company formed, or  want to buy a mine or shares  in any mine, want to invest in  Spokane real estate or wish to  make a borrow,write at onceto  (JJ..MES   L.   FORD   &  CO  Mine Brokers.     Mining Stocks,  No. 0 Mill St., between Riverside and  Sprague, Spokane, Wash.  FERGUSON  The Centre  of lhe   Lardeau  Mines  Tfie  Pioneer  Stores  4of Ferguson  and Ten Mile  Cummins & Co.  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Dealer in Miners' Supplies, Hardware,  Groceries, Dry "Goods.  Everything to re found in a general storo.  I'oBt Ollice in conr ectlun.  Atour TRN-allLE BRANCH "tore  Powtler, Caps. Fuse, Coal, Steel,  end all Miners' nnd Prospectors' Supplies are  kepi on hand  Be Snre and register at the  BJ-1LM0RJ1L .HOTEL  When you reach FERGUSON.  The table is provided with the best  the market affords.     Kates from $3  to S3 per day.  CUMMINGS BROS.,.,���������  Proprietors,  Q ���������; y  OUR  VOTING  MONEY  WEELLY   LETTER  OTTAWA  FROM  The Work Parliament Has in Hand���������  The Plebiscite���������A Non-Committed  Government���������The Greatest Position  iu the World.  (Sj)ccltil Correspondence.)  Ottawa. May ().���������Most of last week  was spent in voting money for puhlic  uses during next year. The ministers,  when ask'nm fur s'upplie**. are. usually  reijueated to explain in detail how  .thev expended similar voles hist year,  .inc. ho iv they expect, to deal with the  pinpo.se.il icite. This. cntei-hi**ing is  sometimes lively, and olten repent*,  itself. Ministers who have n eloiiii-  neering disposition, or have not tieated  opposition ineuibeis with civility, or  have mismanaged tlieir department  nr conducted public business in a partisan niaiiner, or have been seveiein  the use of the spoil* systi'in, are not  easily to escape the iii(|ui-iinm ot the  committee of supply. Time every  member ran speak as in.my time, as  be likes on each item, so thnt tbe ministers aie entiiely "at the inetcv eif  opposition critic';-*. The way this  works il self out was bhnu n on Wcd-  nescliiv, when tbe Po-*ttii,i_,tc>i-general  l.tboied from the evening until after  ���������sunrise on Thursday over the vote for  theinsicle service'in his department.  Mr. Mulock went home to bieaktasL  utter all without' seeming his vote.  The postm.-i'-ter-geiieial has dismissed  521 postmasters. ,i"d has o~teu in the  House refused information as to the  reasons. The result is that in supply  he has to answer not only all le.ison-  ahle questions, but a great ui.-iny  olhers. On the other hand, ministers  like Sir Richard Cirtxvrighr. who aie  believed to be nioie inst than pruden',  and who aie not accused of lefusing  proper information, gettheirestiniates  through with neatness and despatch.  Nearly a million dollars was placed at  the disposal of the government last  "week.  THE PLUlHSCITE IJII.L  The Government sometimes has to  fight a bill through tin* houses hy slow  stages and with difficulty.   This   was  not   the   history     of  lhe    plebiscite.  Withm   some   six   hour-   after     Mr.  Fisher moved the second reading of  .the, bill   it   had   passed    this   critical  ���������s   slage. had been considered in commit-  l{  tee anel was i e idy  for  the  third and  ) last    reading.     'The    only criticism  oHeied was lor the.purpose ot making  1  the lull useful.    It. was urged by Sir.  Foster that the premier ought at this  time to state what, me he proposed  to  make'of the pomil.it- vote when he got  it.     Did   the  Government intend to  follow  the plebiscite with  a prohibi-  )torvbillin  case  the mnj.irily of the  /vote   xv.is   in   the    aflirui.iti.ve?   This  r> question was  put  to Sir   Wilfrid   bv  many   membeis   in  many  ways, but  without much success.     At -one moment it appeared   that- lhe 'piemier  had given  an  answer,  when "he said  1 jth.it the Government would give elfeet  |*rntho  popular will. ' 13ut   when Mr.  Foster asked whether this meant that  in case ._ majority of the vote cast was  1 "yes",  a prohibition   measure  would  he introduced, he at once declared  "it  meant   nothing   of   the    kind."   The  premier went on   to  say   that' there  would still remain to   be   considered  the question"of revenue, the question  of federal jurisdiction  and   tbe question   ot   compensation.   When asked  whether he would consider the verdict  of a majority nf the vnte cast to be an  oxpressiou of.the will of the puople.  or would  require a   majority   of   the  registered   voters,    or   .whether    he  ���������would require a majority  in  each  of  .he piovince1!,  the   lirst Minister declined to give information. Mr. Fisher  .-fates   that   the   plebiscite  will    cost  S200.000 to $2C0,00O.     Of course it will  ���������cost the people interested in  the campaign a great deal more, in work and  money.    It was urged that before all  this cash   and   worrv   was expended  some assurance ought'to be given tha  the Government would  make us3_o  the  results.     But' the   Pi e~niier~~~~and  Minister of Agriculture did  not look  at it   in 'this   light,   and   the   future  remains, as Mark Twain would say. "a  dai k and bloody mystery."  AMENDMENT   SUOGliSTlil)  Dr. Montague wanted the bill  changed so'that no man would be allowed to vote'more than once. As the  bill stands thousands of voters in  large centres like Montreal and Toronto will be ablo to vote in several  constituencies. It, is said that 2.000  property owners in Montreal alone,  have votes in live tidings. Mr. Davin  iwsked that that the vote be taken nn  the municipal lists which would give  women ratepayers a chance. Mr.  Mills of Annapolis pointed out that  the inclusion of cider among prohibit  ed drinks would cut clown the "yes"  vote. The Minister of Agriculture explains that cider on the ballot means  hard cider, but Mr. Taylor. Mr. Mc-  Cleary. Mr. Moore and other members  contend tbat the bill does not say so  nnd that the farmers will probably  take the ballot at its word.    ���������  THE LADIES   AI'I'EAK  When the discussion was going on  one of the galleries was filled with W.  C. T. U. ladies. They came to Ottawa  bringing the world's petition for prohibition. As they could not go to  Parliament with.this prayer they induced a large part, of Parliament to  meet them at the Dominion Methodist  church. The petition was draped  , jjsiout the interior, and covered a large  jp.vrtnf the wall, gallery rail and other  .available space. Seven million signers aie ..-.presented by this enormous  sireti of piper. The petition has been  presented to Her Majesty at W'nd~or,  ���������andlo members of the Imperial Ministry. It has been to Washinerlon and  was offered there to the president and  congress. No statesman on either side  of the watpr met the ladies in a more  coiirtlv wav than the premier nf Canada did on Tuesday evening. Nor has  any public man made an address in  replv which conveyed Ies* in the wav  of distinct assurance*. Sir Wilfrid  told the women that he was himself  not yet converted to total abstinence  though he was much impi ess-eel with  the* evils of intemperance I In also  explained that he expecti'il Quebi e  Province to vote against prohibition.  -While he made no promii.e'S to tin*  ���������delegate" he assured them of his host  ���������wishes. l>  A (.VhKIt  LETTEI3  Mr. McDougiill. of Cape Breton, anel  Senator Landry have brought to tho  .attention of their respective chambers  a rather remarkable letter written  last November to the caidinal sece-  tary of tin: Vatican by Mr. Ch.nles  Uu-sell lhe Canadian (-overnment  solicitor in London. Mr. Russell, who  is a distinguished Roman (Jalholic, has  several times been at Home in connection with thu Manitoba school question  but this lime he seems to have stated  his case in a letter, a copy of which  has reacheel this country. Mr. Russell  informed Cardinal Ham polio that he  h.ul come to Rome "ac the urgent request ot the Roman Catholic membeis  of the Government and Parliament of  Canada." "We do not solicit. His  Holiness." lie says, "lo t-nticli'in a*  perfect lbe coui'Ossioiis obt.-i neil. but  in his xvisclom he will be pieascl to regard tbein as the beginning Oijiutici-."  One other inteies'ling icquust is made  by the Canadian solicitor: "My instructions," he says, "are to renew to  your eminence lhe desire I bad already  tbe honor tn expi ess to you, that Ins  holiness will bu pleased tu name a permanent delegate 'in Canada." Mr.  Russell xx ent on to explain hoxv eon-  letiient it would be for the Vatican to  always have a repiescntativo at  Ottawa.  r\ H 1.0xv LINK  The last line* steamships will not be  le.idv ii hen the contract lime is up.  The Minister of Trade and Coiiiineice  has given notice of a supplementary  eontiact. The new bargain gives tlie  contiactors until Mny. 100U to get in  readiness for the first sailing.  A   MILITARY MATTER  All inteiesting talk took place over  a (.tovt'i'iiiiient resolution to increase  tlie pay ot the commander in-chief of  tlie Canadian torces from $1,000 to  SCi.OOO. Minister Borden slated that  the pay of the Canadian Commander  xvas lets than that ot the same oflicer  'in single Australian colonies with  lunch stnaller niihtia foices. The pay  here is also less than that of a in.ijor-  geneial in England. The consecjucnce  is that some difficulty is louncl in  s-ec-uring tor Canada the services of an  efficient officer of the proper military  rank. Sir Charles Tupper, while supporting the programme, took occasion  io say that he hoped the increased pay  would not start until Cencr.il Cis-  coigne had depaited. The opposition  leader obseived with energy that Lhe  General had been a signal failure in  the command, and added that General  Gascoigne's conduct in the* Halifax  case and the Slrathy matter had been  a disgrace to Canada. He was glad  that the country would soon see the  last ot him. The Piemier and Mr.  Borden protested against the reflections on an officer wearing the Queen's  uniform, but Sir Charles deel ei-ed that  he had no respect for a cad even  though he wears a red coat." Sir Wilfrid appeare.". to be much shocked,  which .hoxvs, that he lias forgotten  the time xvhen he and his folloxvers  xi ete charging General Middleton with  stealing turs.  NOTES  The Drummond Counties investigation has proceeded a stage, lt has  been explained oy Mr. Gr.onshields  that he holds two-thirds of the S-tOO.OOO  stock of the railwav. One half his  building cost him $21 ()')'). IIo piid  that sum ten ,$S0.000 of st.ick, and ijolV  000 he trot tor nothing.  The Mini-tei of Militia explains thai,  the Yukon military expedition will  cost ������100,000 in addition to what would  be required for the maintenance.of the  force in stations from whicli they come.  Itisnotqtiitecle.il- what service the,  little army is to pei form. But the  soldiers sent out aie ii splendid body  of men aud made a line appearance  xvhen they marched to the station on  Friday. ' -  Mr. Mar-inof Prince Edward Island,  made an interesting speech last Monday in snppoit of' the claims of lhat  province lor better linaucial consider  ation. He argue, fnnil statistics that  Prince Edward Island has received  for railway subsidies ai-.il railway construction only .1 quarter as much per  bead as the average in Camilla, while'  the province it'elf has contributed for  railway purposes more than txvice as  much as any other province.  ���������Mr. Tarte's bill for repairs arid ex-  "tensions-made this venr-to-1 he-walks  and pavements on Parliament Hill and  around the Ottawa post office is  ,.$40,000  Mr. Mulnck thinks that he will get  the SS2.000 out ol the newspaper  postage.  Deputy Speaket Brodeur dec ided  last week that iL was parliamentary  foi one member to say nf another that  lie had "constituted 'himself the gutter-snipe of the opposition." The  members on the lelt pointed out thnt  the new rale opened up a great wealth  of abusive epithet of which the best  use would be made. Mr. Fielding saxv  the point and suggested that the  chairman reverse his ruling, which he  did. Mr. Biodeur intimated that  there is no French word for guttersnipe* and be had not supposed the  foxvl's name to be oll'ensive to English  ears.  In the public accounts committee  Major Wcddet burn, of Colonel Dom-  viil-'sregmcnt, and Mr. Barnes, for  the lent of who<~e armory for gve*  years the member for Kings, N.B., got  the $300 mentioned in a previous  letter, cave evidence. Mr. Batnes  testified that the:?300 paid to Colonel'  Domville for him did not reach his  hands, as his rent had been paid year  by vear. Wedderhurn swore that he  had paid the rent annually out of his  $480 allowance for the care of arms,  but had considered himself entitled to  a refund. When Colonel Domville,  M.P., nnd himself were considering  the question of ways and means for  the Colonel's Jubilee expedition, he  offered to give the Colonel the use of  the monev, if the latter could get it  out of the Government. Colonel  Domville has the money yet, but  Wedderburn expects to get it.  THE SILENT CITY.  [The words "Cuntleuere omnes," from tho  rtrsl lino of the -n'conil hook of the "JEneiel,"  i, ci e found sera v, led on a v. all excavated at  Pompeii."  "Silent they all became*'���������"strange ivordi to be  Uiicoiercd in tin* dust, where a-jo*. keep  Their ruin**, old and deep,  Where m that Inirnd city by tho sea,  In home*) thoy bnilded and no longer need,  bitent ull are indeed!  Did lie whose pencil tinced the letters there  L'n it fot love of tliu Viruilian phrase  In tho-c far di*ta:n ilni-i,  Oi mc, by sunn- prc-ciitinient, in 1he nir  Tin' sli.idmv of the lindiscernini: fate  That 1-nd nil de.-olHtc?  Tlie*).  ".ilcnt peoplo, ihcie  whoso names ar*  flu!.  Who ilny liy day unll-id this deserted plate  And s,i\-.* ciu-li other's In.-..���������  Wc need not ,-is!c i\ iint hum.in lives they led.  Or ivilh iiliiil piuyeis in that wild storm of  fl.iiiic  Silent they nil b.c.inio.  Hen nf onr kind, tliey loved the earth and air  And joy >.f liciii^. Im nl io buy and sell,  I-OM-d pli .isuic ov rwell;  Knew hope, nmhiii.j'i, di-appointmcnt, care;  (J.illid olt lor help on *.ui������ie.ill pityinRiiame;  Ho till the silc'iieo eninc.  Oui ot the dust lhat slumbers on tho Kround  XXli.iT sound-, unto lln> poet's ears arr-c,  XXluit iisions io lu-ieje-I  T'.i ii in ihe picscni s loud, tumultuous sound  IIi* llnds ivh.it silences whore men nnd walls  Aie ns th_ dust tint f.ilU!  ���������S iinuel V. Cole in Critic.  A PHANTOM VOICE.  The American Admiral . at Manila  didn't Dewey thing to the  Spaniards.  War news does'nt differ much from  baseball information. - There is the  same comments about the strength of  butteries; similar comments about this  or that man's performance on the field;  some anxiely about certain liases; and  hints about halls cutting the plate.  Coiiimi'sicner Cbipman said at  Vancouver that the H. B. Co. would  build a large store at. Nelson, and in  addition In tbelargesteamers recently  lnult in Vancouver for the Stickine  and Skci'tia trade the company was  i-rce-.ting stores at Glenora and "Teslin  Lake. I. .tensive improvements are  also being made ar Port Simpson, Mr.  Chipinai' has christened one of the  iiexv stcatueis the Strathcona.  The vast circle of the horizon is unbroken, yet, here is no solitude, for birds  in thousands sweep circling about, from  the huge albatross, living past at his (10  milo*- nn hour, to the littlo swallowlilce  Mother Carey.  The scene i'or the timo is peaceful.  Tho thuudciiug storms which lash  ocean's inco into fury and fill tbo air  with huriying wiackand sweeping rain  art) stilled.  But though the surface of the water  is smooth, save for little rippleb. like  those ou the summer face of a river, tho  great bosnuipl" the south Atlantic heaves  in mighty pulsations to the long, rolling  billows which follow in a stately, endless procession and tell of some distant  hurricane past or to come.   .  Above, the great dome of heaven is a  cold, s,teely hlue, flecked here and there  with eleind masses, snow white as Alpine peaks, reflecting in their', shadows  tho colors of ocean "s face.  Tho sinking sun flashes a sparkling  glory ovor the scene, and the great  clone! forms change tiut after tint. As  he declines westward above him shafts  of light shoot up halfway to tbe zenith.  Rolling on the swell lies a boat.  Thrno of its crow appear to live; of tho  others tho living souls have fled.  . Two crouch with bowed heads. The  third, a young fellow in His first manhood, looks'wistfully round. The great  birds flit by him with bright eyes. They  elo not settle yet.  Onco as a great billow lifts .the boat  skyward ho thinks ho sees, far away to  tho cast, a silvery speck. What is it���������a  hhip? Had the God of that cruel blue  sky hoard his prayers? For he had been  praying as few over pray and seemed to  have a feeling that he had' been heard.  Anxiously he waits for a huge wave to  rush past and lift them again to tho  same altitude, but it comes not, and the  sun sets. *  They havo robbed their dead comrades  of tlieir coats, and now tho threo huddle  together for warmth and meager comfort, i'or another awful night is before  them. Will dawn seo them alive? The  neaicst succor is 00 miles away.  * t* _ * n. t> _,  In a highly decorated apartment, half  divan, balf Eitting rocm in appearance,  a thin, w iry man sprawls on a couch,  lie, is smoking a Burmese cboroot, ouo  of a,stock ho laid in last voyage, but he  "does not appear to-Be^in-that"-_alih~  peaceful frame of mind which is necessary for tho full enjoyment of the blessed  weed���������nor is he.*  Captain Abel Cushman of tho American ship Paul Revere has a fine craft  under him, a strong crew, good officers;  has made a smart passage this far, and  yet is greatly troubled. Au hour ago ho  woke from his after dinner nap " 'most  tcared to death." A young man,-a  stranger, had stood over him and said,  "Steer west by south." Eveu when ho  had opened his eyes there stood tho  stranger, who, us the bkippcr lifted  himself up, vanished.  This happoued somo half hour since.  "Waal, I swan to gracious!" said  the captain. "West by south, hey?  Naow, what in thunder did it mean?"  IIo began pacing up and down his little saloon, muttering and thinking.  Many old sea yarns aneiit similar circumstances came into his mind, and a  Etron'g feeling was creeping over him  that he mnst obey this supernatural order. And yet a merchant skipper-does  not care to poso as a fool in the eyes of  his crew.  "What will the boys think?" he muttered. "Cnsh, my sonny, I guess you'a  bewitched." "  His roving oyes fell on a book which  lay on a littlo side table. Aimlessly he  took it np, and as he did'so���������was it  mere fancy?���������again tho voico spoke,  ''Steer west by south." He dropped tho  book, whispering in wonder, "Waal, I  dew!"  The volume had fallen open and lay  at his feet. As he picked i_t up ho saw  it was a Bible.  "Cush," he whispered to himself,  "tbat was spoken on the gorspels."  He turned over the pages and looked  at the fly leaf:  "Eliphalet Coleby. From his loving  wife, Mizpah."  His brows contracted. He was trying  to remember the method of some modern  "sortes" which tbo old women at home  used to practice*���������something to do with  a key.  Presently he ngain muttered to himself, "Thore ain't uo harm anyhow. "  Opening tbe book at random, he laid  it on the table and placed a forefinger  on the open page. Them he looked at  the verse thus selected.  "There came ont two women, and ths  ~~rind was in their wings."  "Wa-al," he whispered, "there ain't  ��������� particlo of E.nso in that!"  Again he turned as if to'walk awav  and looked wildly round. Tho sumo  voice seemod to have whispered in his  ear onco more.  He hesitated no longer. Going up tho  companion into tho glory of the sunset,  he called to the seaman at tbo wheel:  "Hi, youtharl"  "Sir?"  "Sing out to the mote I want him."  In a few moments a stout, red faced  man stopped up. He had no coat on, but  wore a waistcoat cut low, showing a  large expanse) of shirt front, in tho center of which sparkled what might have  boon a diamond. He camo forward fondling a long goatee whiskor.  "D'you want mo, Cap'n Cushinan?"  "Yes.    Put hor round  on tho othor  tack aud stand west by south.''  "Right!" answered Coloby (for he  Was the owner of the Bible), and, turning, he began to shout out his ordois to  '"bout ship!"  "Say, Coloby, your Testament's lay-  In aiound; you'd best tako it." And  Captain Cushman handod him the book,  as though glad to bo rid of such an unreliable guide.  Then as the men began to tumble  along to their stations he again descended to the saloon, softly whistling "Tho  Arkansas Traveler." He began to soliloquize:  "Now am I durned fool or not? Anyhow, a few hours on a west by sou'  course won't do us a power of harm.  Wonder what Coleby thought? I'll have  him on a string directly. Guess if I  hoar niiy more eif them voices 1 shall  begin to think I've got tho jumps. That  Testament wam't worth mueih. 'Women with wind iu their wings!' I guess a  mite more in our wings wouldn't hurt  us. It's powerful near a calm."  On deck the tramp of feet and the  yelling of ( tho men told him that the  maneuver ho had ordered was being  performed.    '��������� .  Again he went on deck. The ship was  "round," and her head lay to tho point  given. **,  "I'll keep her so till daylight, "mur-  mmed the skipper. rt  The mate stepped up and reported  that the command had been executed.  Theie was a twinkle iu Captain Cush-  man's eye us ho answered, "Verygoodl"  IIo xx as amused at the puzzled look in  thu mate's faco. - Dawn was long coming. Kor many hours tho captain of tho  Paul Rcvero had pacod tho clock, lo tho  increasing wonder of Mr. Coleby.  At tbo first gray streak of light he  bad given one short order:  "Send a man ou the topsail yard and  let him keep a smart lookout."  Presently as tho day came-on and the  horizon crept into view he stepped np  to tbe mate. -   ������  "Say, Coleby, I guess you aro wondering whar I'm bound, eh? Wa-al, I'm  seekin Now Jerusalem."  "It don't 'make a mite of difference  to ihe, Cap'u Cushman," retorted Coleby. , "I didn't care' if you was bound  to"��������� -   , "  "On deck tbarl"-_.  A voico high above them stopped the  statement of Coleby's supposititious  port, whioh was possibly in a warmer  and less sereno clime than that of his  commander.  '"Lo!" cried Coleby, looking aloft.  "Thar's  somothin afloat away down  on tho lee bow."  Captain Cushman woke to life.  , "By the geo hokoy!" he shouted.  Then, "What do you inako df it?" ho  yelled up to the lookout.  ' "I can't rightly say. Might be a dead  whalo or a boat. 'Tain't such a mighty  big thing anyhow."  Captain Cushmau sprawled spiderliko  up tho ratlines and, having gained tho  mizzen top, directed his spyglass to the  distant object;  "By thunder, Coloby, thar's a boat!"  In halt an hour two rescued men wero  being tended as carefully as though by  women's fingers. In tho terror of tho  past night the other had crossed tho  river of death.  It was many hours before the younger  of tho two could speak. Then Captain  Cushman interviewed him.  "Guess wo'vo met once before."  '' I���������thought ��������� your���������face���������was���������familiar, sir."  "Aboard this packet?"  '' No. I havo never been aboard here.''  "Guess you have, though, and your  God sent you."  Tho young fellow stared.  "Could you walk into my eal-oon?"  said tho captain persuasively.  "I thiuk so."  "Como right away, then."  They ontcred. Immediately tho young  felloxv's eyes showed recognition of his  burronndiugs.  "Yes," ho said, "I was hero���������when?  I thought thero was a book on that table, and, yes, you wero lying thero  smoking. I must have dreamed it."  "Nary a dream," said Captain CuBh-  xnau solemnly.���������Loudon Answors.  /  I MSI FOR������  DULUTH  SUFFERS   SERIOUSLY  BY FIRE  WOULD    YOU    INVEST  1.500    P0EPLE    HOMELESS  MONEY   PROFITABLY?  The Fire Destroys Four Whole Squares  ��������� Fatal Rioting in Italy���������The  Soldiers use Their Guns.  Doi.m-ii, May 11.���������The worst Iiie  Duluth has expeiienced for many  years occiiied on Ijiikc Avenue on  .Sunday aud lrom nno thousand to fifteen bundled pcoplp are homeless. The  ilatnes consumed n nnv ot tianie buildings cccupied as sloies, lodging  houses and saloon.1-, the fire being  sxvepl, over lo the next street. Belore  the fire could be got,nuclei' continl  lour uiuaies luul been liurned. All  lhe buiidinns uie on MiniiC-CiLa Point.  THIS ITALIAN lOOTS.  Rome. May 11.���������Rioting a1" Naples  yestei clay was wiele.spienel. It ������as  started by big bands of students  armed with sticks and revolvms, who  opera!I'd in various quarters of the  ciiy. Tiny were soon .loini'd by otheis  and stone tluoxving became general.  The police tu-quein'.y chatged and  dispeised the i loteis," who however,  ieloimed, oveiturned horso e.irs and  attempted to build batlR-ades in Severn! stieets. but xveie unable to withstand the charges ol the cavalry. The  nolcrs m.'iele* several attacks upon the  =oldiers. ii������ing stories and levolveis.  The troops Iii .el, killing or wounding a  number of iinlets. The Government  organs sav the clericals .ne fomenting  the tiiuible.  ~~A~ir.IAMI-"NTAl~Y  Ottaxva, May tl.���������l n lhe Common-  yesteiilay the" last Atlantic supulc-  uionL-il contract with Peterson, T.iit  and Co.. extc'iielinf- Lhe Letni Lo 1000  was agreed to. The Fianchisp bill was  read a second tune. In the railway  committee the S iskatchexvan railxvay  bill was objected to and xvillsUindovei*  till next meeting.  Dalton McCarthy is still unconscious.  If Bub Ingorsoll's wish that good  health could become contagious was  shared by more people il. might come  true. Theie aie ton many people who  talk and think ot and variously parade  1 heir ailments as it the. were actually  proud of,them. ' Sit and stand and  walk erect, keeping chest full and  well up, eat moderately and rationally; wet the body .ill over dailv in  water not cool enoneib to give it a  shock, rub briskly with c-oai-oe towels,  sleep eight boms" out of the Lxventy-  lonr, dress so as lo bo1 comfortable,  quit eating and drinking ~ things  si in pi v because others do or because  tbey tickle the palate, do all thit.gs in  mocletation, keep cool, don't rush,  don't laze, don't be hoggish, be prepared for anrthing that comes,  but don't look for tiouble. look pleasant and keep everlastingly at it. and  pvervtiling will he all right, uo matter  how things may occasionally seem.    -  A Kentucky Procet-Hlon.  "Thero camo into a little towii down  on the western Kentucky horder one  day one of tho oddest looking processions I ever laughed my bides goro at,"  said Dr. Hiram French last night. "It  was a man mounted ou a mulo, and to  tho mule's caudal appendage the rider  had tiedla rope, tho other end of which  was around tho neck of a cow. Tied  around the cow's tail was anothor ropo  and the other end of it around the neck  of a calf, and a third rope led a razor-  back hog. The porker, too, had to do  service as a leader, for it pulled along a  brindlo cur. Tho man was an eccentric  old bachelor farmer, clad in bluo jeans,  who lived on the Tennessee- river, and  as he will have no men ou his place he  does all of his work himself. He wanted  to sell tho cow, calf and hog and had  promised to give a friend the old coon  dog which brought up tho rear, and as  none of tho animal*, could be driven tho  rural genius had hit upon the novel  plan cf leading tbein nli. The sextet of  ouriosities had made the trip���������over 20  miles���������without accident. "���������Louisville  Post.  f ^H=SlSSaCKif,���������-  If So Come to Revelstoke the Mining  Centre of North Kootenay   -   - '-   -  It has been predicted by Icadino. men of Canada that'-Revelstoke will  be one of the leading cities of West Kootenay. That its. unique position  where the C, P. R. crosses the beautiful Columbia valley, with water trati--  pni'talion ;o the north and south and in close proximity to the richest mines  in Kootenay. making its location unusually favorable. If you want to invest  your money in manufactories, real estate, or minirig-".'property, viisit  Revelstoke, the "G.itewav to the Kootenay." . .������  We are moving to the frotit and" no obstacle will <j������ can impede our  wonderful progress. Do not forget that, you will never buy real estate nn  cheap as you can buy it today. Figure the fncrea.se of .the past and speculate  in Revelstoke, the "Gateway to tbe Kootenay." .' .'..  The banks of t he Columbia, on which river the towii "is situated. h*vi������  been lho stage upon wliich strange scenes have been displayed and wild nnd  d.uiner exploits' pei formed by the thousands who entered thjs district during  the'07 gold boom in the Big'Bend. ,    '. 4  Revelslokc is probably one of the oldest towns in the interior. Aud it  was not until this tide question was settled that Revelstoke reallv begun to  foigi* ahead, commercially and otherwise. Growth was slow until 1897, hut  the old timers and newcomers had great confidence in the town and smarted in  to make it a mining eenlre worlhy&of note. '*  The  C.  P. R. is  concentrating all" its  principal vroikshopn on thn.  western division at Revelstoke. .Revelstoke is not only-a mining town, but is :  now and will be increasingly so  in the future a i ail wav point of considerable"  importance in Lhe C. P. II. system and a distributing.ceiitre fpr the business of  lhe rich  mining districts included in the section pnpulaily1~nown as North  Koolenay.   Its impotiance in  these connections is due to its unique geographical position. ~ Seated in a beautiful open valley atthc point of intersection  of the Columbia river and the C. P. R. main-line; it commands  the passes  running north and south, to the famous, gold fields of the Big Bpnd nr.d the  rich iiiiner.il leads-   ot the Lardeau, while on the east up .the Illecillewaet,  another district or great prospect is being opened up.', The town is the point  of junction ot the main line aud the Arrowhead branch o^.the C. P. R., by  wliich access is gained lo the South Kootenay by mil aud steamer.   Another r  line of steamers"will make Revelstoke their starting point for the Big Bend, _  for which country il, is afc present the sole outfitting point andihase nf sunpltei~. -,  Thus by the mere force ot geographical position alone" Revelstoke"has forged  to Lbe front until the little mining camp of a few years' ago lite become a town  of considerable importance to the business'of tbe province. -'������* ���������     ''' * '"  The mining industry is still in its infancy, but with "the careful expenditure of capital in development work will grow to laige dimensions.  j>   Large ai eas-of land in close proximity to the~ town Jire coveretl with  timber suitable* for lumber, but. probably just as. valuable as'Hre wood, then ',  being no coal deposits discovered near at band as vet.  "This land, when cleared -  is proving to be exceptionally line farming-and gardening?,land,, and   the.  demand for produce is alxvays many times larger than, the supplv. train" loadeo,  being imported from  other .^points" everv season.   This sbbiijld be taken into J*  consideration by intending settlers. r        '-     "      ' vi' '.'.'.'   .    "-  Across the river from Kevelstoke an excellent clay exists for the lnak- ,"���������  ing of brick in vast quantities, which commands a high price'at any time. - '  The Lown  enjoys  many advantages:'. A  fine,   healthy  climate���������the-  death rate being exceedingly low���������good ivate*r.!supplied bv.a'iysteni of water-  woiks, fiom the mountain side just north eif the town."underlying which is a -  stiatuni ot gravel that ensures a natural drainage.   A short distance up the C.  P. lt. Hack, east, to the Illecillewaet river, is a canyon and falls, '.which must . *  be seen to be fullv appreciated.   The power from .these fulls is now being utili- '  zed by ahe Kevelstoke Water. Light & Power Co.'' for rn-'ning their fine electric lighting plant.   They have an unlimited power whiih  1'ter on will .he  useful for manufacturing"purposes and running the propoteil'sLreet car,line.~. -  CHURCH DIRECTORY*  A/TETnODIST CHURCH ��������� Kevelstoko.  ���������"VJ- Preacbiug services at 11 a.m. a'ld 7:30  p.m. Oiass meetini. at tho cine, of the  morning Horvice. s-ahbath School and Bible  Class at 2:30 p.m. Weekly prayer rejecting  everv Wednesday ovonitii. at 7:30 p ni. The  pub.ie nro cordially invited.   So its freo.  ItEV. J. A. WOOD, Pastor.  CHURCH OF liNOLrANn-St. Peter's,  Kcvel-toLp Houra of service: Evening  prayer daily at 5 o'clock Fridays ut 7:30  Sundays, and Keativols: Holy Communion at 8  a.m., morning prayer at 11. Sunday School  and Bible Class nt 2:30, evoi.mi. prnyi r nt 7:J0.  First Sunday in I ho mouth Holy Communion  at morning services. .  i FKANK A. FORD,*Vicar.  PRF.3������\'TERIAN CHURCH���������Revelstoke.  bervico oiory Sunday nt 11 a.m and 7:30  p.m llih'e Clits at 2:30 p.m., to which  i_.ll-������ro welcome. Prayer niectnni: ac a p.m.  every Wednesday. -���������  REV. P. D. MUIR, Pastor.  ROMAN   CATHOLIC   CHURCH ���������Revel-  utoke.     Maps   llr_t nnd third Sundays in  month at 10:30 a.m.  KEV. FATHER TIIAYF.lt.  mm?,i L',J-il  Head Office, Toronto  Paid Up Capital $2,000,000  Heserve    -   -   -   - 1,200,000  Directors:  H. S. Howland, President  T.R.Morritt.Vice Prcr.., (St.Oatharines)  William Ramsay, Robert Jalfrav,  Hugh Ryan,  T. Sutherland Stayner  Elia.*. Rogers.  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager. _  Brnnohes  North West and British Columbia  Subsepibe   fop tfoe Daily  op. Semi-WeeWy-  - . -���������  ���������Herald and Keep Posted on J.or-tlV'K.oolfena.y  Is the Shortest and  Quickest Line to...  WALLACE,   FARM INGTON, __  GARFIELD,     OAKESDALE,  PULLMAN,      LEWISTON,  COEUR D'ALENE MINES.  DAYTON,   WALLA WALLA,  PORTLAND,    PENEfLETON,  SAN FRANCISCO, MOSCOW,  CRIPPLE CREEK,  AND   ALI. POINTS   EAST OR   SOUTH.  Canadisiri  Pacifib  Railway?.  . ���������    -     "���������    , . .     "  AND SC O PACIFIC LINE.  Brandon  Calgary  Edmonton  Portage la  Prairie  .   Princp Albert.  _  South Edmonton.  ONTARIO.  V-r.couvei  Winnipeg  Kevelstoke  Essex Niagara Falls    St. lhomas  Fergus        Port Colborne  Toronto  Gait Rat Portage      Wetland  Ingersoll    Sault St. Marie Woodstock  St, Catharines    '  Montreal, Quebec.  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 ol  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 pointa in Canada, Uuited  Kingdom, United States, Europe,  India, China, Japan. Australia, New  Zealand, etc  Gold Purchased  Thl_ Bank Issues Special Receipts  which will bo accounted for at any or  the Hudson's Day Co's. Posts In the  Yukon ank northern districts.  A. R. B. HEARN.  Manager Revelstoke Brar.-h  THE ONLY  LINE   .   .   .  EAST  Via Salt Lake, Denver,  Otfaha nnd Kansas City.  Steamship Tickets to and from  Europe and other foreign countries  Train for the East and Portland  departs 7:1~> p.m. daily. Wallace and  Moscow accommodation depaits 7:45  a.m. daily. Through service. No  ilelavs or lay overs anywhere,  GeL through tickets and further in-  fot mation of O.  R.  to N. city ticket  ollice,    No.   4%).   Riverside    avenue,  corner Stevens St., Spokane. Wash.  J. Campbrlt..  General Agent, Spokane.  W. II. llurlburt, G. P. A.. Portland.  Spokane Falls and .Northern  .Nelson and Ft. Slieppapd  Red Mountain Kys.  TOURIST  -CARS  models  Run daily and ace  comfort.  Magnificent sleeping and dining  cars on all trains.   "���������'- '  Tickets    issued   ..through   and  baggage checked to destination.  ..   i  . -X.  L _.l  "   -_**-. ~:  i;-    ���������#"'  -,_   -"2^.1  Shortest;, and  ��������� QuickestBoute  To Yukon and Klondike Oold  Field**-.    ' .������  To Eastern and European points.  To Pacific Coast.Y-China. Japan  and Australia:      ��������� -��������� <r  of  Eastbouud-Daily TitAiN-Wenbound <  7:40 a.m. lve-Reyelstoke-lve 3:20 p.m.  Connection with Kootenay  points, 8 a.ra. leave Revelstoke,  arrive 4:30 p.m.  For . in formation, 4. time cards,  maps and tickets apply to  T. W. BRADSHAW,  Agent, {itevelstoke.  ,W. F. Axoersois"; Travelling  Passenger Agent, Nelson.  E. J. CotleI District Passenger  Agent, Vancouver. -���������(  Tho only all rail roatr* -without chingc o  cars between Spokane. Northpoit. Rowland  nnd NcUon; also between Rowland and  _< elson.  DAILV      EXCEPT      SUNDAY.  VRLXT.. NORTHPORT ABIUVB.  For Spokane��������� From Spokane���������  l::0p.m lr_~0p.ni.  For lloasland��������� From F.o-Mand���������  1:10 pm 1.10 a.m.  For Nelson��������� From _>.e!__n���������  1:10p.m 1___ pm.  Clnga conncriinns at Kelson with stearoe.  for K _"lo and all ~_oote.iay Lake points.  Passengers tor Kettle River end Bo_n____  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  TIME C^HD  Subject to change without notice.   _,  Trains run on Pacdflo Standard Tines.  GOING ~*7KST  8-00am I_c������Te.  1MILT  .Kaslo.,  __~Gam ...South Folic.  __5a_i       '   ....Spro-le"-....  1-51 am     "   ...Whitewater...  1003am      *     Bear Lake ...  10-.l&am ' ...McG-lRan....  10-__.atn " Cody Junction  10-50 am Arrive. ...Sandon .... LaavelXQp-D  codt usx _       ' "i  Leave ll_������ara....Sandon..;.Arrivell:4Sam  Arrive 11__0 a nil ....Cody L_������f_ 11__������ ��������� as  son*<_ mi  Atr_T*8_~0p'~n  3:lS_r~~~  __Io pill  MOpn  l:Mpm  __3_p__  1:13 pm  B0B~-������T.I~~Vn~0  , O. V. and P. A.  Q~~0_r.OOP_EI_Al~I>~  S-P-tint-a aat u  -ci  ,*. (  .j1 :  Silver Soap  Silver Polish  Ox Gall Soap  Pumice Soap  and all first class Toilet  ��������� Soaps and articles al-  .���������waya kept on hand at  .the  .rjanada Drug &  :-..'.'.       Book Co., Ltd  Revelstoke Station, B. C.  LOCAL AND  GENERAL   NEWS  'An Interesting Budget of Local, Personal  and   General Items Round and  About Revelstoke.  . From Monday's Daily.  ��������� ��������� The Mackenzie-Glover combination  ���������  left town this morning for the lower,  country.   They  played here to": very  " -poor houses. . -  .  Since the-Donald shoot is on Dominion Day, what is the matter with the  . .Donald Gut)  Club coming over here  , for a friendly match on the 24th ?  The C. P. R. has definitely decided  to -make  Calgary'a divisional point.  - erect shops and a round house'ancl  place their Superintendent's and des-  patcher's offices at Calgary.  :-     - The Calgary   correspondent of the  Winnipeg Nor'Wester says that Capt.  D. H. Macpherson. has .sold  onL   his  ' interest in the Halcyon' Hot Springs,  purchaser's name not known. ,  Mr. J. 1. Woodrow. arrived? from  Calgary last night ac-companied by his  . brother and sister, who have come out  from tbe old country and will reside  here. Miss Dunn also arrived .with  the party.  A fatal railway accident occurred at  Walsh on the C. P. R. on Friday, a  freight train going .through a burning  bx-idge over a culvert with six cars and  killing engineer .Baker and fireman  Brown, both of Moosejaw.  Chief McRie i.s ambitious to get the  space between No. 1 Fire hall and lhe  building in rear of it covered in .-*r> ,-is  to make one large building to be available as a gymnasium and recreation  room for members of the brigade.  He is busy organizing a hose and reel  team.  * At the'coroner's inquest held on  Saturday on the body of Joseph Paoli  -=������������������who was-killed-in-the-i-fcenb-annwslidK  at Glacier, the jury bvoucht in a, vii-  dii-tof accidental death. The*, remains  were interred with the rites of the  Roman Catholic church thesameafternoon.  Tbe Orange lodge here have decided  to go to Salmon Arm to celebrate tbe  12th of July. There will be a picnic  there under the auspices of the S������hiioii  Arm lodge. The lodge expert to get  a very low rate for the trip from the  C. P. R. A special will leave in the  morning, returning in the evening.  * A rich lead of 10 year olel whiskev  .   was discovered by a well-known livSrv  stable proprietor in town, while plowing up a garden on the rive*r bank  near the bridge. A five gallon k*g was  first unearthed, but the* plough share  broke it and the contents were spilled.  Subsequently two more harrels were  turned up. No doubt the tinders had  run on to an old construction period  whiskey cache.  The amended Incorporation Act puts  the qualification for Mayor at the  assessed ownership of land or real  property to the value of SKiOO over unci  above all incumbrances for t.he 12  'months next prec-cding the elay of  nomination or the sole tenancy of lanel  or real property of ������2000 under le.-i.--e  in writing for not less than one year.  The qualification of aldermen i.s the  assessed ownership of S500 worth or  tenancy, of S1000 worth under the  same condition. The qualification for  voters is raised to a six months resi-  - dence. The council is empowered to  borrow $25,000 for -public work-*) of  immediate necessity during their first  term, but not alter.  From Tuesday's Daily Hekald.  W. White intends to leave for the  coast tomorrow.  The C. P. R are making considerable  improvements around their platform  and station entrance.  The gold commissioner returned  from his visit to Comaplix and Thomson's Landing last night.  O. D. Hoar left yesterday morning  for Thomson's Landing, where* he will  take up some men from Trout Lake  and go in to start operations on the  Glengarry.  At the usual Monday meeting of the  Epworth League last night in the  "Methodist church a very pleasant  social evening w.is spent and iifteen  new members enrolled. Next Monday  ������*vening the three vacant olll'.'es iu the  society will he filled.  A. W. Mcintosh and other Keystone  prospectois have been given ,$~i00 by  the commissioner to repair the Keystone mountain trail.  Joseph Bourgeois and six men leave  tomorrow morning to fix up the Big  Bend trail. George Laformi. will go  over the trail ahead to look out and  report the bad places.  'David SUca and T. S. Wolcott are  going lo ('(iniineiice work on their  claim on Pingston Creek right away.  Mr. Skea started yesterday morning  from town.  A chaii ge in the running time of  trains on Lbe main line of lhe C. P. R.  is in contemplation, which will bring  the No. 1 in here at 0:50 in the* evening  and the No. 2 at 4 in Lhe morning.  The Revelstoke Brick Co. have finished pitUing a new bridge across the  Turn water and have moved their brick  making machine to a more convenient  part of the yard and started actual  operations this morning.  A. H. Moggridge, late manager of  the Halcyon Springs hotel, came up  yesterday from the springs and went  on to Calgary for a visit this morning.  He has a" good olTer to go to Dawson  City to manage an hotel there, which  he may arcepL. lie confirms lhe report  that the British American Company  have secured an opLion on the Halcyon  Hot Springs.  ���������=���������  While at the Landing the gold commissioner authorized the expenditure  nf$00!) on the trail on the. south side of  Fish Creek. T. P. Downing is in  charge with instructions to repair the  trail from the bridge to Pool Creek  and to finish that portion on which he*  has been already working this spring.  While at the Landing the., other day  the Commissioner went into the question of a rond to the deep water landing stage with manager Bennett, of the  Lillooet etc. Ltd. 'In Mr. Sibbald's  opinion the best solution of the question would be to dredge a channel,  which would be open at all stages of  water up to the Landing itself, where  there is plenty of room and a good  location  for a wharf.  Tools are no longer to be  supplied to men working on roads  anel trails for the government.  From five to six hundred dollars per  year has been expended every year in  this district alone on tools, of which  not a shred remains to show for the  money spent on them. This amount  will iu future be saved for expenditure,  where there will be something at all  events to show for it, on the roads and  trails themselves.  Today's Local News.  ���������Call on Pete after 0:30 p. in. for a  nice sandwich. lm  Ii. A. Perleyof the Hotel Revelstoke  is in Calgary.  Mrs. Chas. Holten has returned  home from her trip to the coast.  Miss Francis of Yale was played last,  night in Tapping's theatre to a good  house.  Ma������s will he said in the Rinnan  C.itholic church at 7 a. ni, tomorrow,  Ascension day.  It looks very much a.s if the matras-  sing just above the eddy at'the washout was giving away.  Last night the No. 1 fire brigade  made a practice run nf 100 yards in 15  sec-onds, n good record.  Dr. Brett came in from the east yp.s-  terday. lie denies the ae-enracy ofthe  reports as to the sale of the Halcyon  Springs.  The evidence of M. Grady in the St.  Leim Hot Springs case was taken this  morning by the Government Commissioner.  The Hkrald rettrct-s to b'nrn that .T.  Bland jr. i.s down again with a bad  attack of his old complaint, inflaination  of the stomach.  Tomorrow beir*g Asc������n**ion day,  there will be a celebration of the Hoiy  Eueharist in St. Peter's church at,  8-a-.--m. =    ���������;.-���������__. ___________  The Vancouver World says that  m-iva.te advie-ps from Ottawa, make  J nne'lst the latest date for the rising  of the Dominion parliament.  H. A. Brown is decorating the interior of the.JJnion hotel witli the* new-  art metal lining of steel, rbe effect of  which is very rich and band. ome.  John Mackinnrn.   travelling corres  pendent for the Pioneer   nf   Siiiiuner-l  side. P. E. I., is in town, taking in the  points of the situation for his paper.  Tbe 100 yards foot race between C.  Wilson and F. II. Slinn last evening  on McKenzie Ave*, resulted in an easy  win for Wilson. Slinn had 5 yards  handicap. '  The No. 2 fire brigade had a good  practice ln**t night. They made a 100  yards with the ho^i* in 13 seconds, an  extraordinarily good time. They are  very epiick at coupling as well.  ���������Referring loan article in our paper  last week about the "Quaker Bath  Cabinet" tho contrivance has mw been  well tried in town anel general satisfaction expressed by those who have  ll������eil it.  Poem composed by Box-Car Kellie:  Into tl c depot   the eon-hound frii.-ht train  ilrew.  And nut of a box ear a hobo few;  lie -laid to the "hrr.kle" how-'iu-Mjiwlo,  And from lili pocket a ".Ifnllinah" drew;  i-'-'d he, hy tree! 1 tcne-is we'll chew,  And to the water tank he flew.  Under the- peculiar postal nrrrange-  rne-nts with which it has pleased a  henifice.nt post oflice department to  help on the progress of the countrv. it  seems to take throe weeks for mail to  reach Revelstoke from the. rising new  town of Kuskonook.  ���������To prospectors and miners���������An A 1  blend of Indian Ceylon tea put up in  1,5. and 10 ll> water proof kegs especially adapted for packing, will stand/  any weather, may he obtained from  XV. B. Pease to (,'o's. at moderate price.  Also Tetlc.y's and o-her first-class teas.  tf  TAt the police court this morning two  men Myers and Maclean, both of whom  were only lot out of jail on Monthly,  received sentences le'-spectively of i#l  and 00 days imprisonment with h.irel  labor on charges or drunk and disorderly.  J. KERNAGHAN,  Carpenter  and Builder  Office and workshop:  Opposite Couiit IIovsk, kevelstoke.  Plans. specifications unci estimates given on  niitillt'titlon. The largest stuck of doors, sash,  brackets, turnings, Moldings, base casings,  kiln-dried Hom-lng, celling, and all Inside tin*  i_.li is duo In arrive here on the l_th May and  will be offered at prices never before quoted on  till*, side of Vancouver, rlny one requiring any  of the above nialerlnl will bu consul ting their  own Interests by getting my prices beforo  ordering elsewhere. S7apsvi-tf  Our April.^���������>  Cash Furniture Sale  proved to he a decided success. IVe  gave good values at low prices, and thus  cleared out our stock to make room for new  goods, which consist" of Hedroom Suites,  Tables, Sideboards, Chairs, Kockers, Etc. A  full line of Household Furniture Is now being  placed In our warcrooms. No need to send out  of town for furniture In any quantity. Call  and sec our stock and get prices.  ___&__���������������_-_. R. HOWSON & CO.  B. Hume  HAVE .RECEIVED SEVERAL  CAKIjO.-DS OF  Staple Groceries,  Flour and Feed,  .And are in a position to quote  PRICES   that are  bound to sell.  Undertaking and Embalming  R. Howson ������S_ Co.,  Mackenzie Ave.  G.   PETRETTO,  The Roman  Shoe Maker  DEALER IN BOOTS AND SHOES   Mackenzie Avenue,  Two Doors south Molsons Bank  Harness Repairing done.  Moderate Prices. -Work guaranteed.  THE    MOLSONS    BANK  _-    Incorporated by Act of Parliament, 1855.  Paid Up Capital        .       . '    Sj2,ooo,ooo  Rest Fund ....       $1,500,000  Head Ollice: Montreal.  IlOAltD   OE   DIRECTORS.  W. Moi-sox Macphekson '...-..President  S. II. Eivixci Vice-President  \V. XI. Uani*.ay, Henry Archibald, Samuel Findley,-J. 1". Clej-liorn, II. Marklunil MiiImiii.  F. W01.FCR.iTAK Thomas General Manager  A. 1). I-UKN-foiid Inspector  II. Loci.wood A.sistam Inspector  A general banking business transacted.  ���������'    -  Interest allowed on deposits at current rates.  English and American exchange bought and  sold at lowest rates.  mt  Avlincr, Out. .  llrockvillu, Ont.  Calcarv, Alta.  Clinton, Out.  Exeter, Out.  Hamilton, Ont.  Loudon, Out.  Meaford, Out.  Montreal, P. li.  Morri.burg. Ont.  -Norwich, Ont.  Ottawa, Ont.  Owen Sound. Ont.  Revelstoke, H. C.  Kevelstoke Branch  .INCHES.  Ridgeton, Out. '  , Smith's Falls, Out.  Sorel, 1'. Q.    r  .St. llranrh.    ., ,.  St. Catherines, Out.  '  St. Thomas, Out.  Toronto, Out.  Toronto -unction, Out.  Trenton, Ont.  Vancouver, H. C.  Victoria, 11. C.  Waterloo, Out.  Woodi-tuck. Out.  Winnipeg, Man. -  : J. D. Moteon, Manager.  CHOICEST .  CIGARS,  TOBACCOS,  CIGARETTES,  Soft Drinks,  .Ice Cream Sodas,  Ice Cream.  Bicycles Repaired and Tor Hire.  R.  M. SMYTHE,  ICmyswtf  Third fir. centre.  ITourGrocery  Account  I.S yOTIIINf-   TO   FKATl   IF  votr DEAL WITH  Hutchison   <__   Co.,  Uny, Floor,  ?'c.<l  ami  .irofcry MnrchanLs,  Front St., Revelstoke  W. a. BIRNEV  Painter and  Decorator  First Street East, Revelstoke Station  draining. Paper Hanging, Hard Wood Finishing,  Honse fainting in ail   Branches,  Carriage Painting, Glazing, &c.  HOUSE AND   LOTS FOR SALE  For sale, a house and "0 foot lot on Third  street, near the (Towan Mock, and a "0 foot lot  nearly opposite the Court IIon->c.  Apply nt the Herald office.  BIRTHS  Stacy���������On  Thursday,  May  12th,  wife of Peter Stacy, a son.  the  Dissolution of Partnership.  Notice is hereby ftiv-en that the partnership  heretofore pub-d sting between Oust. Lnnrl anrl  Peter   Oiifnnlt.   carrying  on   business at the  Mining Exchange, Tievcl'tnke, has been this  day dissolved by mutual consent.    Oust. Lund  will   continue   to  carry on   the  business, to  whorn all ncrounts owing to the late firm must  lie paid.   He will nI=o assume all liabilities.  .    (Signed.)     (.(.st. Liini,.  .. I'. iii'K-h-lt.  11 itness: J. V. Perks. 1Imvdwlw  Liquor License  Take notice Hint I, the undersigned. Intend  to applj-, Midnys from (Into, to the Stipendiary  Magistrate for the North "tiding of the Electoral District of Kootenay for a license to sell  liquor by retail at my hotel at the mouth of  (.���������arn"s Creek  l)nt"d this 1st dav of Mnv, 1S0S.  Iray.tw ' M. ji. Bvc.UA_.--.-A-.  Full Lines of Hardware  Full Lines of Crockery  Prospectors!   Miners!   .  Come and see what we've got in your  line. We make a specialty of this trade,  and can fit you out quickly'and at right  prices.  Agent for the  Blicketisderfer  Typewriter*  Dealer in Hats, Caps. Boots, Shoes,  Gents' Furnishings, Stationery, Patent Medicines,  Tobaccos and Cigars, Toilet and Fancy Articles,  Fruits, Etc.  P������ST   0f������_���������I  ST0!t���������.  Revelstoke, B. C  8:33-  AT.  Ml    J0>  a/-!? u   "___?_  -OJLa-#-^'E  WMt*1 *rb**A -tfiwl    -""A "JET"'  DELICIOUS .Creamery Buttor, this season's. Choice  sorts of Teas and Coffees, including Tetlev's Indian  nnd Ceylon Blend. A grand assortment of Candies just  arrived from Paulin & Co., of Winnipeg. Al Oats, Hay,  Wheat, Shorts, Bran, Mixed Chop, Barley Chop/Etc. We  Buy our Eggs in small lots, and so constantly'have them in  fresh from the farms. :"  G. B. HttrWZ- & GO.  THE  Bay  Company  <, ������������������ Kamloops  Dpalers in Dry Goods, Groceries  ���������'"��������� and Liquors a ,'���������  can furnish all necessary outfits a'tiil supplies for miners and  prospectors going overland to  the*. Goldfields  Via'ittie Cariboo Road,  and arrange for supplies nt  "Ha"leto~~ and Glenoiia.  ".Vrite for raiticulars.  2ap'  Clothing  ARRIVED  TWO HUXDUED PUTTS OF CM.THES  now on sale Q-t Wilson-a Tailoring hw_  Clothtnfr House. These poods are cut in  the latest style and are nice, fresh stock  suitable for The season's trade, and beiiiK  tailors we are ablti to select the best wearing  material- for the money. By putting a tailor's  e-itch in tho buttons, pre*sin__; out the  wrinkles, and making any alterations that  may U; m-pos^-ary, our __eady-Mades are rendered tqual to eastern ordered clothes.  Pants, JJJ1.SO and up.  Suits,   $6 OO      ���������  ������ -       a  I (For the benefit of the new comers a . well as  ther.Ii! timers.we would say tliatwc arealwayi  hii-v in'uir tallorinir-department, and nlwavs  rea'ly to take more orders anil welcome any  one to i-TAinini' our woolens. Our stoek is up  to dale ami our workmen first class. See us  I.ir any lcln'1 ������.f a suit and wo will please you.  Suita to Order. $18 and up.  Pants to Order, 85 and up.  .EL.  S.  ���������WTXiSOIfcT,  Rkvki.itoke Statios-, ]j. e.:.  Flour...  i'.y the cario__l���������the hest T.akc of the  Wood,.  Bread...  The best on the market, either while  or Drown.  Cakes, Confectionery, flroceries  I**'**t values In Revel .toko.  j_K_B  -A.   N.  SMITH  What do you    ^  want in Shoes ���������  If you want a good -Miner's Shoe, come to  1". .I������.|]k>rti, ,  If ynn ivant a kooiI Prospector's/ Shoe, come  to |). .Icnkiii..  If you wnnt 11 line or strong Cork-Soled Shoe,  come tn fi. -Ii'iikins.  If you want 111-inp; I,e(? Hoot, come to D. Jenkins.  Shoes and ilarnets repaired on the shortest  notice. Ji 11 lines of work kept in stock at  prices to bull all.  CERTIFICATESOFMPROVEMENT  EXCELSIOtt FRACTIONAL MINERAL  CLAIM.  Situate in tho Trout Lako Minim. Dleisipn of  West Kootenay. Where located: On Silver  Cup Mcuntain. bounded on tlio north by  the Sc-Ulsh  Chief.'-.on  tho south by tliu  Kxcelsior Mineral Claim.  Tako notico that I, E"p������r A. Bonnstt. Frco  Miner's Certiiicot" No. 2008!) A. Issued at Vin-  loiinon the 3rd November, IS!)", ns agent for  and on beha'f of tho Sunshine Limited. Free  Miner's Certificate No. 61111 A, issui (i at New  Westminster on the SOth June, 1897, intend, 110  days   from  the  dote hereof   lo apply to tho  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Irapiovc-  ments fm- the purpose of ob'ainlnB a crown  Krnnt, of the ahns-e mineral claim. '-   -  And further take notloo that action, under  Section  37.  must bo  commenced before Iho  issuauco (*f such C.rtifii'iiic of  "iiii-ovc-incnts*  Dated this 30th day of March-. 1808.  ���������    E1"G,*R A. BENNETT.  MOUNTAIN FR\CTl,ONAL MINERAL  CLAIM.  Situate in the Trout Liko-Minine; Division of  ' West Ko tenay. Where located: On Silver  .<~up Mount, -In, bounded nn the east hy tlm  SootMon  Chief, on the.west by the Mountain Mineral Claim  Tnko n"tir*e. that I. Ertt.flr A. Bonnctf. Free  Miner's Certificate No 20__9 A. Isfiixl at ~ ic-  toi in on the 3rd November, 1807. as SRent for  Hnd on bchulf of the Su-chine Limited. Free  ~t'iner~H C rt ificnte Nn. Gl!B A. isiuril ut New  -Westininxtcr on the 31'lh dny  of .Tune, 1S07.  intend, CO eliivs frniT. the da'c hereof, to apply  to,the Mininp;  Recorder for 11 Uertiflcato of  Improvements for 'ho purpose n[ ob-ni ind a  crown errant of the above mineral chiini.  And fur)lier. take notice that, notion, under  Section 37 must, he r-oTcmcnce.l beforo the  issuance of such CertificDie of Improvements.  Dated this ..Oih day of March, 1-08.* ~     ���������  30mrlm .'"'     EDGAR '. H"~NNETT.  John E. Wood  Arclaiteet ';  nnd  Builder  Estimates, plans and specification*"  furnished on application. Shop nnd  re*paif work promptly attended to.  Wood carving a specialty. Work shop.  Front Street.  ITou Pan Save Money  By buying MEN'S and BOYS* CLOTHING  , ,1"~  at Bourne Bros, this week.  \J\JiZ have just opened up five new cases of now Spring Suits that fit  like a Klove and aro made from the most handsome patterns that ,  could be procured in Eastern markets. The following is a list ol our prices for tliis  week:  I'or f".-0 you can buy a Suit made of Rood Tweed and nice fitting.  For fS.."i0 we show a Cheviot Suit worth ?1_!.  For ?10..~il) wc show a range of Suits that will snrpiise you, wortli ~1~ nnd .11.  For .l_-.."0 and .15 wc show you Hue Worsted Irish Serges and Scotch Tweed Suits,  lit and finish equal to tailor-made Suits at ~20 to ~2". *.  SPRING HATS  We are showing this week the contents of seven cases or Men's Felt lints, comprising tho best English and American styles in Stiffs, Soft Felts, Fedoras, etc. ��������� ���������  Wc also show an entirely new and complete range of Men's ami Hoys' Clai-s..   .  ' ������������������ ���������   JUST  PLACED. INTO STOCK    - i-'/*:.  The largest assortment of Men's Soft Neglige Shirts and Summer Underwear ever  seen in Itevelstoke���������light and dark colors. '    - -   *     ;.  Shirts varying from 8,"e. to $1.50; Underwear, one. to f'2.30.  ' TALKING  ABOUT SHOES  You should Ret posted on the latest styles and prices by an occasional visit to  our store. This month, ns our new season's Shoes are coming lo hand daily, we  are now showing some artistic designsjn button, laced or O_fonls.   Come and see.  83  .BOTnR-lsriE-  BROS.  mm%m&?&&  CHAS, J. AMAN  Kootenay Agent   '  Quaker  Folding  Hot-Air and Hot-Vapor  Bath Cabinet  An Invitation j_  Prospectors  D. Jenkins,  , One Block from Imi  of C'nundn,  Revelstoke Station  FIrit Street, One Block from Imperial Hank  of C'nundn,  iners..._  yOU ARE INVITED to call  at  our store at nny time  and examine our A 1 stock of  Miners' Supplies  Provisions  Boots and Shoes  Clothing  Miners' Picks and Shovels  Blasting Tools, Powder, etc  of w'-iich ~vt! have a large juki  well assorted variety. It -will  pay you to accept the iuvitaj  tion.  npO HOUSEKEEPERS AND  Hotels :    We are  well  1  stocked with the latest and  freshest canned goods, groceries, teas and coffees, and fresh  butter and eggs, potatoes, and  everything usually found in  an up to date grocery.  Free and  prompt delivery.  Fallis Bros.  This Space is reserved fir"  JAMBS GILL  & GO; ~  -     V "I'     '      '  ���������'    :, . -; ���������."   -   V  Who will  soon  be opening up in the  DRY GOODS arfSf\,  GENTS'  FURNISHINGS- U  I'AIXTS  Half I'ints.:...  Onel'ints   One Quarts   Half cjnlloii- ..  One Gallons...  ... 20cents  ... Ki cents  ... .1.1 cents  ... Gl) cents  ft Sill  FAINT BRUSHES.  Flat Paint, 3 in  30 cents.  Sash Tool  10 cents  Bed l'aint Brush  1,1 cents  Kalsominc Brush '.'. 20cents  KALSOMISl" WAL"-, FINISH,, easily nppliccf, iu .1 lb. packages, lo cents.'  W.    M.    LAWRENCE  Tinsmiti inc, Roofing,  l-'tuiNAi-K -onie.  Hardware. I~*aints, Oils, Glas~3  NOTICE  Courts of Assize and Nisi Prius, and of Oyer  anil Termler and General (Inul Delivery, will  be holden at the places and on the dates following, viz.:  City of Nelson, on Monday, tho 20th dny of  June, 189S.  Town of Donnld, on Monday, the 27th day of  Juno, ~~'JS.  By Command.  JAMES BAKEP.,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  8th March, 181)8. limy  To..  Fortune  Seekers-  If you try your luck prospecting in  the Lardeau District, don't ra*i  I. M. Citron's general store at  Thomson's Landing, when you can  buy the cheapest and best miners'  supplies in the district.  4myswtf  I.   M.   CITRON,  Thomson's Landing.  THOS.   HILDER,  Builder and  Contractor  Office    in   Tapping's   Theatre,  ground floor  Estimates furnished on all kinds ,  of buildings.  Address: Thos. Hillier, Revelstoke.  Captf  9 e   IF YOU WANT ,  PURE COW'S  MILK  Guaranteed Unadulterated,  Go to the Europe Dairy  MRS. 3-. JULIAN  0  ���������  PP.OVIXCIAL SECREVAUY'S OFFICK  EDUCATION  Notice is hereby given that the annual  examination of candidates for certificates of  qualification to teach in the public schools of  the province will be hold as follows, com-  moncingon Monday, July _lh, 1898,at8:45a.m._  Victoria In South Park School Buildinsr  Vancouver In High School Building  Kamloops In Public School Building  Each applicant must forward a notice, thirty  days before the examination, stating the class  anel grade of certificate for which he will be a-  candidate, the optional subjects selected, and  at which of the above-named places he will  attend.  EvEity notice of Intention to be an applicant  mnst be accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral character.  Candidates arc notified thst all of tho above  requirements must be fulfilled before their  applications can be filed. '  All candidates for First Class, Grade A, Certificates, including graduates, must attend in  Victoria to take the subjects prescribed for  July 13th and 14th instants, and to undergo  required oral examination.  S. D. POPE,  Education 0fficSenperinte���������dentof Education.  Tmy4tsw  For Saturday only we are offering pure mixed Paints n-nd painters'Sundries, giiuranteecd "to  =   =   ���������        .       -t~= =-*=-i��������������� equal-to the best brand-iii-tlic markct.^_=���������=^       - -  - -'���������  Victoria, May 4th, 1555.


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