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 p "rn:  ItMUUdul    AA^V^  /  ^i>  -isstjsid T-wiaE-A.--w-EEK:--w^Eii53srEisr>A.Trs  j^ixjd  sj^rnTJTbjDJ^rs-  Vol: III.    No.   102.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.. WEDNESDAY,  DECEMBER   27, 1899.  $2.00 a Year ih Adv������h'e6\  %&p#������������������������������������&������������������&*&&*������*&*������*������*.  &C0.  fcftJ^P^.fcS^SJSft*******-**^^  CONSERVATIVE RALLY  gx_s^������s������s^^ e*sss������ssex^^ AT SATURDAY NIGHT'S MEETING  Sir Charles Tupper Addresses A  Large   and   Enthusiastic  Audience  Wholesale  and  Retail  -flon. ot_sv_ __.-   -~-^j v_ ___*WJ_ %*������!*��������� - - ^-,������������������  Merchants  We  Wish  You  All  We 'Wish^^oii^ria^Sf^Hi^py^ai^^  f /I--"-"' f  = Prosperous New  ������������������7-.'(���������"  A  MERRY  CHRISTMAS  i      -��������� -  AND  A *  , .     a  HAPPY  NEW  YEAR  &  %  Party Lines in Provincial Politics.���������The  Chinese Question.���������The Liberals' Broken Pledges.���������Unrestricted Reciprocity  ���������Protection and Free Trade.���������Increased i Expenditure.���������The Laurier  Government and the Provincial Liberal Cabinets.  The grand Conservative rally hi the  opera house on  Saturday night fully  justified the character of Revelstoke  as a Conservativestronghold.   In spile  of tho torrents of ruin and  the inconvenient date, a Saturday night, just  before Christmas, the opera house was  well filled   with   an audience, whose  enthusiasm was  unmistakable.     Tbe  entrance of  Sir Churles Tupper was  the signal for a hearty burst of applause, whicli was repented over and  over again during the evening as the  clear and convincing oratory of the  Conservative leaderpierced some weak  point in the Laurier armour,   ln spite  of the fact that he had been constantly  J'.ddressing'.ineeting'i.jiiglit after njght  for the past three  months, this being  the4Qth since lie started on his present  tour, which   has   reached from   Nevv  Brunswick to -British   Columbia,  Sir  Charles' vigor and energy were by no  me.ins abated.    During his long.speech  he seemed to gather fresh strength us  he   went  along   and   the  depth   nnd  "power of his voice in tbe most telling  oassnges were' wondeiful for it man of  his  years..    Of; comse   one expects a  political leader to have a poor opinion  oE   his   opponent's   mental    capacity.  Bul. Sir Chnrles'/poor  opinion  of  tlie  Lam ier c.ibinet/is so obviously a mtic.li  moie'real'tliing'than this, us to constitute almost a revelation. ,. It is quite  apparent th.it bis"contempt-- for  them  is not, merely  political, but is rather  'tlie,conteinpt .which an old experienced  intin.'of.affaiVs.Jind^niiin  hf'"the vyorld  feels for a* set  of iimateuis',-who are  dabbling iii bis'own  pioper" business.  It is obviously nnd, convincingly part  of Sir Charles.' mental niak"e,iip. "It is  not  put" on. for' political effect,  but  shews itself (iuite unconsciously.  After the guests and speakers of the  evening, surrounded by the.executive  commiltee oE the Conservative Association bad liikon-their 'seats on the  platform. .A. McLaughlin.Tthe chairman.-'cilled on Charles Wilson, Q.C.  "of Vancouver, the accepted, leader of  the party in the province to open the  meeting. 'U  .  Mr. Wilson confined his remarks to  two topics, the subject of' party lines  in provincial politics and fthe Chinese  and alien labor questions'. During the  course of his speech he promised to  return at i.some more.convenient opportunity to Revelstoke "anel go into  these and other matters of provincial  interest at gie'iter length. Mr. Wilson  made* a very favorablo' impression  during this his first  introduction to a  Revelstoke audience^"  ���������  -       , i  ' Sir Charles Tupper,;wko was leceived with n hearty round of applause,  foliowed.=_-Helsaid.that in'his opinion  :v  C. B. Hume & Co.  % W<W^#W-#WW#������WM- tc*0C*KmM������*tmU*0****4********^^ *  the only method by' which provincial  affairs could  be carried forward successfully   was' by   the party system.  The present Liberal government had  made it a systeri^to back  their'party  in federal politics by Liberal- governments in the provinces and Conservatives could not hope "to cope with the  Liberals unless they adopted the same  tactics. -With regard  to-the Chinese  question the Conservative  policy was  a piotoclivc  one. not  only, for Canadian manufacturers li.it also for Canadian  labor   us' far  as legislation vvas  capable of n'fording pioteclion./Whon  in   power  the Conservatives had imposed   ii   tnx of ,$50 on Chinese immigrants, which had   proved inelfectu.il.  At the last general election   Mr. Maxwell, the Liberal candidate in Vancouver, biuFwired to his lender, Mr. Laurier. to know  what his ..policy was on  the question.   He had received an nti-  quuHlled reply that Mr. Liuiier would  lie governed   in   the mutter solely by  the opinion of British Columbia.   And  what hud he done to fulfil  his  pledge.  Only vvb.-it had been done in  the case  of eveiy other pledge.     lie bad allowed  three and ono half years to go by  and done nothing.   But it  was  worse  than that.      Mr. Maxwell   bad   introduced   a   bill  into   the house lo cniry  out the  piinciple   of   this pledge und  was then told that it  was  not competent fora pi ivate member to introduce  such a measure and that the government would  not support it.     For his  part,   speaking  as   thu   lender of the  Conservative party, having found that  the former measure of  protection was  ineffectual, be   would   pledge himself  that if  returned  to power, Ciniidian  labor should no longer be subjected to  this unjust competition   and that suitable measures of protection  would be  adopted, until the" evil was removed,  (applause.)  With regard to the alien labor question, during thu campaign, which preceded the last general election he bad,  speaking at Windsor, Out., where lhe  que*" tion was a very live one. promised, if leturned to office*, to pass a  measure making the conditions of the  entrance of alien labor into Canada  similar to those vvhich ;prev.-iil in the  United States. ' Shortly afterwards  Mr. Laurier told the electors in Essex  counly tlmt be would do the same.  But what Ind he done ? When one of  the uieinbers of the house had introduced ii bill diawn on these, lines, the  government sent it dovvn to a committee and it came back emasculated.  The bill vvas passed bnt Laurier bud  ai ranged carefully that the act should  be a dead letter on the statute hook'.  And in this mode he had dealt with  everv pledge, which be had made,  when seeking election.  Sir Charles then  went on to sneak  of the   coasting  concessions niaile to  Americans   by   the   Laurier    cabinet  wliich bad paralyzed the shipbuilding  industry and to make which, they had  trampled on tbestatute law of Canada.  It was true tho concessions   had  since  been   withdrawn.     The   government  had pleaded guilty, but wo won't do it  ngain.   But  the act  was a most fatal  one from a Canadian  standpoint.    It  exhibited   Cnnada    in   a    weak   and  dependent position with regard,Lo the  United States and if Sir Wilfrid Laurier   and   the   Minister of Justice were  unable to inteipret  the statute law of  thu Dominion, tliey had  better hire a  lawyer outside of the cabinet to   do it  for thi"m.i=This-,was not Ihe.onlycase  in   which   tbey   had   disregarded   it.  They had trampled it under foot again  and again.    And  tbe same way with  te'g.ud   to   their  political    principles.  He vvouid say here, as he bud  said  on  the floor ol" the house to   Sir Wilfrid's  face,  "Shew   me 'a single  piinciple.  which you have ever   ptoponnded and  I vvill shew you the day and  the  hour  when you trampled it undeifoot."      _.  Ilc'took tbe case o������ the  principle  of  "uni est lifted   recipiocil.y       with     the  United States_;is a case in point.   This  was tbe principle on whicli the Liberal  party-had, gone   to   the   polls in the  election   ~of;lS01.-    It-was" a., policy  which ���������would have pub' the Canadian  tariff, into^the hands; of  Washington  stiitefmnn'to.franie'iiiid  iii  the  name  of free trade hnve'tied" Canada to tlie  highest protective tariff, inf'the woi-ldv  More thafrlhat it meant the loosening  of the ties   which  hind Canada to the  motherland 'and   for   this reason Mr.  Edward' Blake, a   man .beside whom  Sir Wilfrid Laurier is a pigmy, a man  to whose standing Sir-Wilfred Laurier  could never nttainfif lie'lived to the  ai_;e  of. Methuselah, had" stood  aloof  from   the   Liberal   parly  during that  election-,and- denounced   'this policy  after   the   election   in 'a letter to the  London Times.; That_struggle of 1S01,  lhe   anxiety    which.,it 'caused   hiin.  knowing   the'_ vital principle at issue,  hail  caused  the'death of.the greatest  statesmen,   which   Canada   had   ever  produced. Sir John Macdonald.    (Loud  applause.)   But when Mr. Lam ier and  Sir   Richard   Cartwright   found   this  policy.of   theiis  received   no support  from the independent electorate, they  dropped it and it was  no   more, heard  of, although previous to the election  Mr.   Laurier  had   declared    that  he  would spend his life, if .necessary, in  struggling for it.  Thnt was why he culled 'the Liberal  party".-in opportunist party, a party  vvilbout;principles. This wis n serious  charge, the most, serious "charge which  could he made against any political  party���������or-ngainst-nny-indiviiliial..hnt-  he made it advisedly.  During the contest of 1898 we were  told that the only bone for Canada  was to put the Liberals in power, because as the recognized friends of the  United States, thev coiild obtain concessions from the republic to the south  of us. which the Conservatives could  never hope to. Well there had been  a six month's struggle for reciprocity  and what had come of it. Nothing at  all, absolutely nothing except Lord  Herschell's broken leg as that -great.  British diplomat and statesman had  himself put it.  Sir Charles then touched on the  pledge nf Ihe Liberal*- with regaid to  Free Trade which bad Resulted in ii  total reduction of tbe * tariff by $ of a  rent on tbe $100 and of reduction of  expenditure, which had resulted in a  total increase from S-i2,(W>.000 in the  Conservative estimates of '05 to ������1,000.-  000 in the Liberal est ininte-s for the  year on which vve nre just entering. "  lie bad no hesitation in say ine  that  in the mind*" of thc eleilois of Canada  the present   Liberal government bud  heen   weighed   and    found   wanting.  They had got  into  power   by  an   un-  foittiiinte division in  tin*  Libcr.il-Con  servative party.    They had  violated  every pledge made to get there.   Tbey  hnd decided to bold the next general  election in'January and had  arranged  thajt the Manitoba and  Ontario provincial  elections should take place on  the . ame date.   Why were they standing trembling on  the  brink ?   It  vv.-ts  because of the sudden  cropping up of  this question   of  the   Canadian   contingent to the Transvaal.     Into that  he would not  go.     The   government  were preparing  a second contingent,  and he. for one.  would not throw   a  straw in the way.     He hoped  to   see  (Coiiimued, on page *,"  GEN. WHITE HITS AGAIN  Destroys  Three   More  Boer Big Guns.  the  CUNNERST00KTO THEIR HEELS.  - ~*v-,n- Ai -_���������*���������_.  *?_-.  ���������'���������:���������>--"  -"*'n .-,1  -i ���������'  Buller Destroys the Tngela Passenger  Bridge Near Colenso.���������The Ladysmith'  Garrison Confident of Holding Out.���������  Glanders Among the British Cavalry  Horses.���������A Foreign Legion in Reserve  at Pretoria.  [SrEClAL TO THE HERALD].  London*. Dec. 20���������Despatches from'   "  Modder River,  dated Thursday,  Dec.  21, reported  that intermittent   firing  w.is continuing on both sides although."  the Boer shells fell short.  A nuinber of  Free  State   burghers"  bad  surrendered,     There  is   nlso   an  unconfiimed report that a  Canadian  picket "was cut olf by the enemy near  Belmont.  Ib   is   also   reported   that   fever,  is"  raging among the Boers.  A despatch to the Daily News from"  Ladysniith. dated Friday  Dec. -15.  by  telegraph   snys    another    soitie-'was*  carried oilt last night.     Gen.  Hunter-*  with 500 volunteers destroyed one' six-  inch Creusot gun.   one-Howitzer and',  line Maxim.   One British  soldier -was"  k"ille"d:"The:Boer gunners'fiedr---'" -"~s*i  There is an idea in some quarters'  here that Boiler's destruction of the'  Tugela bridge he'-alds' an attempt to"  cut off the Boers now on the south1 of  the river, but the general opinion is  lhat the ,British _.will nob ��������� make any -  sei ions move pending the,arrival of"  Lord Ro belts. --, '  A despatch dated Dec.  19 says that -  the'Britisb naval gun's at Colenso have*  been cannonading" the Bid wer bridge  over the Tugela river vvith  a,;vievv   to.,  smashing-it.'   The , bombardment  of,  Ladysmith  .'is     proceeding'-*  slowly.*  "Joiibert bas ai rived Here and_hasibeen"^������-_-~jiV^;..'^  accoi ded a hearty. welcome.'    He^ ad-;' ,'^W1 '"'"  "dressed the. Boers,on the lSth.;-*-^" "1,"'  ' "London,--Dec. '27���������The-"'".Capetown^)',v,~  correspondent ot the Daily News tele--"'",  graphing ou .Wednesday, Dec. 20, snys;=pa<���������,"  Lord Methii'em f understand,-" intends' _*  to remain at Modder River about tliree*  weeks longer.      . ^, '   s   '-   -  *    _  ���������_*  -   From Boer sources Hitherto singular-;.''  ly well informed I learn,that1 there are   -  S.OOO- European,  officers /and   -~iien,-' ^ "  skilled^'in   modern   military; jfiietics. - ~-���������  particularly artillery,' novv in^Pretoria." .'  as a reserve.     There   are administr.v^.  live officials in*the Cape-service, who"-.  Say thnt.tbey are not worth noticing. ���������. .  London; Dec. 20���������_:40 a..m.���������Up to"  this' nothing    arrived    from-   South"  '  Africa that vvouid indicate any change"'  ,  ini-; tlie"   millitarya, situatio'n , there. - ',  The   War- Oflice   is' issuing   lists-,of-  further dead and wounded _a's'- well -as'-*-'"  accounts of sickn'ess.'. The mqst.seri-",' *  oils reporL of the last clas is that sick-*"  ness has broken out in both  the Brit-" >���������_  ish and Boer caiups" in' Natal.    'Four '  bundled Britisli  cavalry horses,  it is'   -  said, already have been shot owing to'-'  tho*^~occiifr'ince-~'cif*s~gl.indei'S.'", The-^--  clisease is likely to spredd with greater   "  rapidity among the British horses than1  among the hardy Boer ponies and this'  may mean the cohsiderable pi-oliinga-*,  -  * . j 9  tion of thecamp.-iign. '"   .. k .  A  dispatch   from   Chivelejv  dated. *  ' , '      -'--���������-_. I  Tuesday. Dec. 19th,'says.British nav.r -n  guns   have  destroyed    Colenso    foot'  bridge, thus preventing Boers" Holding  pb'sitioris  south    o'f     Tugela 'River.*'  Enemy taking up   fresh   position^ on'-  eastern  side   nearer    Bi itislf   camp."  British    position     at    Fieero    being*  strengthened.     The   Tugela'  river  is'  rising and there is prospects nf henvy^ .  riiins.     Two  hours*1 bombardment   of1  L-idysiiiith lias been heaid here today."  According  to  reliable  native  reports  the Boeis bad 200 killed in "tlie recent'  big fight nt Colenso.    The news thnb*  the Colenso fool litidge has been  ilet-  ttoyed   is   believed, to . indicate ���������that i  B-iller"  is   niore   anxious   to keep the  enemy at bay thnn to  attempt a fui-f  ther advance.   Despite, the severity of  tbe censorship bints are 1/fcing continually received at the war ollice of the."  spread of dissentioniamong the Dutt-lr  of (Jape Colony and in Natal.'  Corres-*  pondentof Dally Mail at Pteternrar-'  ilzbufg  says   that the^ extent of the*  Dutch disaffection iii Briiish territory  should make tbe Imperial ni-tiioi-ties'  realize the magnitude of the  task be-'  fore th'eni. ' ' j  There are unconfirmed rumors from'  Capetown that Gen. Sir Chas. Warien,-  commanding   the   fifth  division,-  has"  y-SS'  ,"-.v  'IV,  .,1  .HP*  Ul  - t  j'l'l  S'f  t  I returned "therer  5  J .r-i.  Revelstoke   Herald  Published In interests of  Heveletokc, Lardeau, Bis Bend, Trout Lako  Illlclllewaet. Albert Canyon, Jordan  Pass and Eagle Pass Districts.  A. JOHNSOX  Proprlotop  A Semi-���������Ve'eklv Journal, published in the  bcttrMt ol Revelstoke and thc surrounding  astriet, WUncsdnys and Saturdays, making  ������lo������������������������onnections with all trains. ���������  Advertising Rates: Display ads, $150 per  ���������olumn ineh4*".00 per inch when' inserted on  utlepage. Legal ads. 10c per (nonpariel) line  Jwr first insertion; 5c for each addition al laser  6������n. Readine notices, 10e per line each Issuo.  Mirth, Marrlageand Death notices, free.  Subscription Rates: By mail or carrier,. S2.00  p������r annum; ������l.S5 for six mouths, strictly iu ad-  Our Job Department: The Hi~rai.ii Job  Department is one of the beat equipped printing  offices In West Kootenay, nnd is prepared.to  ���������mtcute all kinds of printing Jnhrst-class stylo  konest prices. Onc price to all. No lob too  ar e���������none too small���������for -us.?. Mailorders  promptly attended to.   Give ub a trial on your  To Correspondents; "We invite correspondence on'anv subject of interest to tho general  public, and desire a reliable regular corres-  ponent in every locality surrounding lv������vel-  itoke In all cases thc bona hdenameof the  writtr must accompany niaiiuscript, but not  n������ce*������anly for publication.  Address all communications  REVELSTOKE   HERALD  NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.  1. All correspondence mint be legibly written  en one side of the p_pcr only.    J. Correspondence containing iicrsounl mailer must be eif.-ncil with the proper name of the  ^.Correspondence'-.vvith icfcrcncc"to nny-  rtilntf that has appeared in another paper must  first be oiTercd l!.r public-it km to that paper  before ll can appear in Tub Hkiiald.  THE WAR.  The humiliating reverses which  overtook British arms during "Black  Week" may prove a blessing in disguise. The temporary set-backs sustained by Generals Gatacre, Methuen  and Buller, while making bitter and  humiliating reading for unions  everywhere, were characterized by  losses which by comparison with  great battles of the century are surprisingly small. The heaviest losses  la men were sustained at the Tugela  River reverse, but they wero less  than five per cent of Sir Redver's  Buller's army, wnereas the losses at  Gettysburg, Bull's Run, Sedan and  .Waterloo ran from 15 to 40 per cent.  So that bad as the situation ls, it  might be much worse. These reverses  have now opened the eyes of the  generals at the  front  to the actual  Lifighting --capacity .'of rthe^'Boers-.^they  have startled the War Office to a  just realization of the .tremendous  struggle that is yet to come. But  they have done even more than this  They have prepared the British Em  pire for any possible contingency  which the jealousy of European foes  may at any moment precipitate, ln  the words of a keen  Alberta writer,  ��������� the Boer war is nothing but "a rehearsal for the great European tragedy which will in he near future  be put upon the world's stage."  Desperate as 6ome people may im  agine the present South African situ  ation to be, this war���������serious as it  looks��������� Is but an incident in the  progress of the Empire. To finally  subdue the Boers may require more  men, better generals and more'guns,  but Great Britain can supply them.  Let no man fear as to that. The "decadence"' of the British Empire which  Russian and French journals so  dearly wish to gloat over has not  yet set in. And as long as Great  Britain produces single-minded statesmen, valiant men. and women, and  eplendid fighting material.as- she has  done iu the past and she is now-  doing; so long as she possesses vast  and growing colonies like Canada  and Australia filled with millions of  loyal and patriotic citizens prepared  to give their life's blood in defence  of the august Mother of Free Nations;  and as long as she possesses the alliance of the lusty young Republic  to-the south of us which sprang from  her loins, there is no reason to  tremble for the future of -the Anglo-  Saxon people.  SIR CHARLES TUPPER'S WONDERFUL  ENERGY.  Conservative Organizer Lucas tan  old Calgarian) said to the writer ln  Revelstoke the other day apropos of  Sir Charles Tupper's wonderful energy, that Sir Hibbert Tupper tried to  persuade his father to spend Christmas with him at the coast,, but  without avail. Tne veteran leader  had promised to speak at Revelstoke  and other interior points, and much  as   he  needed  rest,,   he   allowed' no  -__f__aily___con^ideration8___to_-6tand__i__  the way of what he considered his  duty to his party and his country.  Immediately after his great meeting  at the coast he turned his" face east  *   ward to fulfill a long  series  of engagements throughout British Columbia and Alberta.   Among the British  Columbia towns on his list are Kamloops,  Revelstoke,  Greenwood,  Grand  Forks, Rossland and Nelson. He may  afterwards    go   through the    Crow's  Nest,Pass   to   address   meetingsi  at  Macleod  and  Lethbridge.    It  is  also  stated that the Conservatives of Edmonton   and   Strathcona haye also induced Sir Charles to consent to visit  Northern  Alberta.    Considering    his  great age Sir  Charles Tupper's activity and real for the cause he leads  is''nothing short of phenomenal.       z  ���������   A    remarkable     tribute     to     Sir  Charles ability was furnished by the  ���������rapidity with which his visit to Calgary   dissipated   the   prejudice   which  In  some  quarters  in   his  own   party  existed against him. What has he to  gain by sacrificing the closing hours  of his life to his party in the way he  in   doing?      He   is   a  comparatively  wealthy  man  and   he  has    had   his  share  of political honors.    The only  explanation  is  that he has  at  heart  the interests of the Dominion in whose  upbuilding he has played so important  a  part.   He Is  truly   setting  an  Inspiring  example  to   the  rank   and  file of the Liberal-Conservative party,  an example which  In  the West was  particularly    needed,     because    here  we have comparatively few men who  can   spare  from   their    business  the  time  energy  and   expenditure  ncces-  pary to keep the party infighting trim.  Now that the Lanrier government, of  whom, even by Conservatives,  much  was expected, have betrayed and lost  the confidence of the country, it behooves patriotic and thinking men of  all   shades  of  politics    to  leave  no  etone unturned for the ousting of the  present cabinet, dominated as it is by  the sinister influence of Jisrael  Tarte,  Clifford   Sifton   and   Mr.   Blair,     and  flagrantly inconsistent as it has proved   iteelf  by   its   shameless    misappropriation of every item of the Conservative policy it formerly    ?o violently denounced.  -_-__-_----_-__���������____���������__���������  LIBERAL  MEETING  ���������ta  ���������_���������  Messrs   Tarte  and     Sifton     Explain  Their. Position  Montreal, Dec. 21.���������An important  meeting was held in the East End  Liberal club last evening. Addresses  were delivered by Hon. Mr. Sifton  and Hon. Mr. Tarte. Mr. Tarte spoke  briefly on account ot his illness.  This morning the Ottawa Citizen and  other papers said Mr. Tarte was not  at Ottawa attending a meeting because he differed with his colleagues  about sending a second contingent to  South Africa. This was untrue. He  was not at Ottawa because medical  advisers forbade it. The sending of  the second contingent was decided  upon six weeks ago so far as the  government was concerned. It will  be sent on -the same conditions as  the first. He took upon himself the  entire responsibility of the action of  his colleagues about sending the  second contingent. The sending of  the first contingent defined his position. He was not at Ottawa because his medical advisers forbade  jt. Ho believed Ithat parliament  should have been consulted. Their  ancestors had mounted the scaffold in  order to win the constitutional history of Canada. Parliament will  soon he convoked and it will pronounce upon the policy adopted by  the government. This is a country  of special character. There -are several races, English and French being  the most powerful. The English are  in the majority. The French in the  minority. He shared to' a large extent the view of Principal Grant that  the time to settle thc future of the  country would soon come. When we  are 10,000,000 or 15,000,000 will we  be a colony or a nation? The future  will tell. Having made the condition  they did with regard to the first  contingent it made little difference  whether they now sent 1000 men or  l,0op,000. If they wanted to stay they  could stay. If they wanted to go  they could go. There was liberty  for all. Parliament would soon be  convoked and the situation be discussed and defined. He asked those  who' had known him for years not  to condemn the administration on  account of the cries of adversaries.  Hon. Mr. Sifton spoke at the same  time in Montreal. He proceeded to  give a few reasons why he thought  the government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier worthy of their confidence. The  predictions.-of Conservatives about  the"t'ariif Had been proved to "be un-~"  true." The Liberals claimed that extreme protection had killed the industries of Canada slowly and surely  because it cloaked them with a  burden on their material. They claimed that by reducing this burden  cn raw mateiral there would be great  expansion of trade. The Conservatives claimed that the Liberals had  broken their pledges, especially with  regard to the tariff.._The Liberal convention of 1S93 laid down certain  principles, and one resolution on this  point was to reduce taxation without  injuring any existing industry, but at  the same time promoting foreign and  domestic trade. Taxation is 10 per  cent lower than under the Conservatives. The duties collected were two  and a half million "less last year than  they would have been under Conservative rule. Even Conservatives agreed  that the industries,of Canada wor.  never as prosperous'as now after three  and a half years of Liberal rule. The  total foreign trade had onlv increased  540,000,000 in 18 years of Conservativ?  rule. -Therefore tho tariff pledges  have been carried out completely.  "He eulogized Mr. Tarte for the attention he had devoted to the question of  transportation and pointed out how  intimately this concerned tlie western  provinces.  AMERICAN  GENERAL KILLED  Manila, Dec. -19.���������Major-Generai  Henry W. Lawton has been shot and  killed at San Mateo.  LETTER  FROM  THE PRINCE  He Deplores Gambling and Intemperance, But Defends Horse Racing  The biography of Dr. Benson, the  late Archbishop of ���������Canterbury, just  published, reveals an interesting letter, which the Prince of Wales wrole  to him after the Tranby Croft scandal.    It is as follows:  "My Dear Archbishop: Your kind  letter has touched me very much, as  I know the kind feelings which  prompted you .to write to me on the  subject, vvhich vve have discussed together," and which as you are aware,  has .caused me. deep.pain and .annoyance. A recent trial, which no one  deplores more than I do, and which  I was powerless to prevent, gave occasion for the press to make most  bitter and -unjust attacks upon me,  knowing I was defenceless, and I am  not sure politics were not mixed N up  in it. The whole ma'tter has died  out, and I think therefore, that it  would be inopportune for me in any  public manner to again allude to the  painful subject which has brought  such a torrent ot abuse, upon me,  not only by the press, but by the low  church, and especially the non-conformists. They have a perfect right,  I am well aware, in a free country  like our own, to express their opinions, but I do not consider that they  have any right to jump at conclusions regarding myself, without knowing the facts. I have a horror of  gambling, and should always do my  utmost to discourage .others who  have an inclination for it, as I consider gambling, like intemperance,  is one of the greatest curses which  a country can be afflicted with. Horse  racing may produce gambling, or it  may not, hut I have always looked  upon it as a manly sport, which is  popular with Englishmen of all  classes, and there is no reason why  it should be looked upon as a gambling transaction. Alas, those who  gamble will   gamble at anything.  "I   have   written   quite   openly   to  you,   my   dear  archbishop,   whom    I  have had   the advantage of knowing  for so many years.    Believe me,  "Sincerely  yours.  ,.n       ,   ,_-    "ALBERT   EDWARD.  Royal  Yacht,  Osborne,  Cowes."  ____  TUESDAY   AFTERNOON'S   PROCEED  INGS  "Willie,  who came over and  owned  England, commonly called  the "Conqueror     was   immoderately   devoted  to dog fighting and  bear baiting.   -o���������   November was a busy month in the  Greenwood custom house. During the  month the collections amounted to ?8,-  32C.33. The Inland Revenuo depart  ment, which is connected with the  customs office, has also had a busy  month. The collections were as follows: Tobaoco, $127.13; malt, $185.40;  spirits, $5_,0t)5.Gl; a total of $2,318.14.  On resuming after lunch yesterday  the examination of Mary Hagle was  resumed by Mr.  Sifton:  In September last at Lacombe 1  told Sergeant Evans what Ledger-  Wood had told me. I told lilm that my  hu,sband had heen muroered. (Mr.  Nolan here objected to any evidence  of conversations between the wit-  nesa and any other person, aa inadmissible against thc accused. His  Lordship instructed the jury- that  sueh evidence could not be taken as  against the prisoner.) I said that  Ledgerwcwd had told me that my  brother liad murdered my husband I  think that was all I told him,and  I do not remember anything else  being said. At the trial at Red Deer  I .told the same thing. I was then  giving evidence. I next gave evidence  at the inquest at Lacombe in October.  The next timo I was examined was  at the preliminary examination at  Red Deer in this case. 1 do not know  what I said on all these occasions.  I said at the last trial that I would  tell the truth this time if 1 was hanged for it. I do not remember on  any of the former occasions swearing  that my brother struck Hagle with  the hammer. If I did so I was wrong.  I was excited .at tho time. If I swore  at Red Deer, "I think he kicked him"  it is not true. Ledgerwood frightened mo. I made up my mind since I  was brought to Calgary to tell what  I' am telling today. I havo not  spoken to anybody outside the police  since I came here except Mr. Nolan  and Mr.  Greene.  Why did you writo "Nelson Hagle"  to tho postcard in July? I usually  signed Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hagle.  When he was not with me I signed  just the same. My husband told me  to write the letter before he went  south to work. My brother heard  him tell me to write to Mr. Morris  that way so I could get the money.  I did not think the fact of him being  dead made any difference. Ledger-  wood was the first one I told of my  husband being dead. In October or  November, '98,. I first told any one  of-my-husbaad's "death.- -I-wrote "to  Morris who did our business in  the States. There_#was a hammer in  tho rig. The fence was broken down  by the cattle, and one of them went  back to the house and got it to fix  the fence. It was then put in the  rig and we took it along with us.  Hammer produced is the one. It was  before we crossed the creek the second time when the fuss first began.  About half a mile from the creek.  The ' day I went out with Sergeant  Evans he went to this side of that  place. I do not remember whether  we went to the place where my brother dragged him to thee bushes. I  was excited and it was getting dark.  When I got out on the reserve I do  not remember what happened. I was  out there probably an hour or two.  Constable Harlock ' was ��������� with me.  Evans and Tice were the only persons  In the rig. We left Lacombe .about  Lwo o'clock and drove about 20 miles.  It was a long" trip and pretty near  dark when we got there. They took  me out of the rig to see if I had any  Idea of where my' husband's body  was.-I 'told them I did not know  where it -was or anything about it.  The snow was deep and I was sick and  excited: I went back * to the rig  which was as far away as across the  length of the court, room or further.  They were near the creek. I remained there for a while and the  others kept on searching. I remained  there about a. half hour. They came  and got mo and took me down to  the creek where they were searching.  I saw" a hole down in the water.  There was something down in the  water. Tho form o������ a" man with  black hair and a moustache. I could  not tell thc color or anything else.  Some sample* of the clothes were  brought to me. The day he went  away he had on a pair of bluo overalls, a light brown overcoat - and  dark hat.   I could not tell distinctly.  Mr.Sifton: Why did you swear at  Red Deer that you had found your-  ���������husband's body? , I said it because I  did not know any better. I did not  know whose body i.t was that I saw  there I did not know where my husband had been put or how far he  had been taken. My brother'*' had  taken him away into the bushes. I  supposed the body would be somewhere in the neighborhood but I could  not tell= where It.would I think be  "somewhere within a mile. I supposed my husband was dead when my  brother drew him into the bushes.  When my brother came back to the  rig he said It was awful, and that  he would not have that happen for  .worlds.. We discussed what people  would say, and whether it would be  better to confess to what had happened or not.' We were afraid to  take the body home, because people  would probably lay the blame on us,  and we thought it would he" better  to keep it quiet. We were going to  tell about it several times but were  afraid to do so. When my brother  loft on horseback that night he took  a spade. . I could not tell how long  he vvas gone. He went after supper  and returned beforo daylight, I did  not sleep at all that night. When  ha got back he said he never felt  so bad in his life. He said he didn't  know what the people would do with  him if they kne.w. In the. morning  my brother got up first and made the  fire. Afler breakfast I got the children to school. We put in most of  the time fretting. Wo both went  very nearly crazy over it. I thought  I should almost die. We both did  tbe best we -could under the circumstances. "'  Cross examined by Mr. Nolan: I  am sister of the accused and wife  of the deceased. I was married 13  years. I have four children living.  I was married in Michigan. I come  from Tweed, Ontario. Came with  my husband and family to Canada  on April 3rd, 1S98. My father, mother  and family .had been at Lacomlie  about four years beforo T came. I  knew that letters passed between my  brother and husband beforo we came.  On tho day in question my husband  went to look up land. Wo had a  double seated rig and a team. My  brothor sat in front alon*. r.fy husband was behind him. We drove  over quite a lot of country that afternoon. We started to come homo.  My husband began objecting to the  ceuatry. He said It was not tt for  an Indian or a nigger to live in. He  was a passionate man. In the troublo  that day my husband first laid hands  on my brother. Ho choked my brother  until  he  gasped.   .Ho  put  hie  __M  hand- around my brother's neck  while his back was turned, and  choked him till his face became quite  red. He also called my brother a  b���������- of a b���������, and other names,  brother got up and turned round an*  a atruggie followed. The hammer  was in tho rig. My husband picked  it u������ and my brother took it away  from him and threw it in tha rig. I  said to my husband , "Oh, ttaiaon,  don't." He told me to keep my mouth  shut or he would put an end to me  too. I understood that he would  try to kill me. I was afraid of him  then. I don't know whether it was  my husband or my brother who went  back to the house for the hammer  to fix the fence.  I did not swear that it was not my  hi-sband went back for the hammer. The horses started up and they  fell out of the rig. It was a flighty  team. They were both standing up  in the rig when they fell out. I took  huld of the lines. The hammer was  In the rig when they fell out and no  one took it out from that time until  we got home. Ledgerwood who lived  about 15 miles away had visited the  house more than once. He got tell-s  ing mo about my husband's death by"  tossing cups with tea leaves in it I  told him my husband took the hammer. He -said it would not be well  for me if I would not swear that my  brother took the hammer to my husband. He came to the house last September. He is 63 years old. I was  alono with tho children when he  came. Just before dark. I put the  children to bed about 9 o^clock. He  put me to bed and then got into bed  with me and remained all night. I  afterwards complained to the police  against him and had him brought  b.iforo a J. P. at Red Deer. I am ���������__.  prisoner myself on the charge of being  an accomplice to and after the fact  of this murder. I was tried before  the J. P.'s at Lacombe and committed  for trial. I gave evidence at the in-  c;uest at Lacombe. I was arrested  tb.: day before I started from Red  Deer. From the Barracks. Sergeant  Evans spoke to me about going up.to  see if we could find my husband's  body. He said if I helped them to  find the body the Queen would help  me. On* the day I went north with  Sergeant Evans we drove, from Red  Deer to Lacombe. We left Lacombe  about 2 o'clock and drove all the'afternoon. When we stopped, Evanr  took me out of the rig. After about  10 minutes, he brought me back and  left me at the rig for nearly an hour.  Then he took me over to the creek  I was "there "only about "five" minutes"  when I was sent back again and waited at the rig till the others were ready  to go. I never went down to wh~T2  the hole was. I saw a form with hair  and moustache. I don't know whether  ho body was covered or not. I  don't know whether it was the bodv cf  my husband or not. They showed  me a comb. We have had a simi'ar  comb at home all last summer. My  husband wore a brown coat, blue  overalls and brown hat. He had a  ps.ir of buckled boots. .He had three  pairs in all. Laeed boots, gaiters and  what he had on. The gaiters'- were  his-Sunday boots. He did not havo  them on that day. They are at home.  did not see the clothes that the bodv  ad on. The Sergeant . just showed  me small pieces of cloth.-  .. John McCue, sworn said: I live at  Wolf Creek. I was working on the  bridge one day a year ago "last-June".  Cook Myers was with me. I know the  accused. Saw him and his sister and  his. brother-in-law going north about  I or 9 o'clock in the morning in a  light wagon tind two horses. They  erossed the ford. Don't know where  they wont. In the afternoon about 4  o'clock saw the accused and his sister  going south. There -was a child in tbe  rig.     I have never seen" Hagle since.  Cross examined: I paid very little  attention to them. I do not remember anybody else going north. Ther.  may have been two children. The  reserve has been -opened for settlement, and the Indians hare all gone  away. I know Lacombe. It .would  be nine and a half miles to Wolf  Creek bridge from there. From the  bridge to the reserve would he over a  quarter of a mile. . It would be about  three miles from the bridge to where  the body was found. "i  At this point tha Court adjouraed  till today.  Trial Concluded   Thursday ���������Quigley  Convicted of Manslaughter -  Cook Myer, sworn: I live at Ponoka and am a* land guide. I have  lived there four years. I know the  Piisoner. I saw him a year ago last  June. I was working on a bridge on  Wolf creek, where the Edmonton  -rail crosses it. Jno. and Tom McCue were with me.     Prisoner passed  there   about 10._a.rn. going_north_-  Ttiere was a baby and" another gentle-^  man in the rig with him and two  children. They were driving in a two  seated democrat wagon. After they  crossed the creek they went along tho  tiail for about half a. mile and thon  turned off the trail towards the Sharp  iiea4 Indian reserve. I saw by the  tracks on the trail that they came back  tliat way. I saw prisoner1 again that  o_7 about 3 o'clock on his way south  i���������!SM,famlMll:      The    lilr-y    and  two children were with them.     There  _���������������_?-:������.? ai/������������.d deal of  ta,k   about  ���������> fnr   P ������ead reserve bein* "iro-rn  Lc   *l ha? ^n   and a good deal   of  land has been taken up.     -     _���������  ������������������He,nr>: H- Harlock, sworn: t am a  constable of tho North West Mounted  on ?n rstf ion������l at Lacombe. 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Evans   and   Mrs.  Hagle walked a���������bout for 20 minutes or  half an hour after we got there.     II  would bo about   . o'clock when Mrs.  Hagle was taken to see the body.     1  think   it was   between   4 and   4: SO  when we found the body. I was about  six feet away when Tice found it.     I  heard no sound.    The sergeant then  went on digging. I do not know when  he struck the head.    A dark blue coat  was around the head. The body was  in an advanced state of decomposition,  and the flesh fell away as soon as it  was "touched.     Dr. Sharpe   took   up  throe bones out of the holo and washed them in the creek.     Tliere was a  lot of water and sand about the body,  which was lying S or 10 inches under  ground.     I cannot   say what kind of  trousers   tho   body had.     1 gave Urn  bones which I dug up on the following day to Dr. Sharpe.     It was get  ting dusk when we left for home.   1  went to Ponoka six miles away, at the  same time that   the others   left   for  Lacombe and got thero about 7 o.m  I stayed at McCue's for 15 minutes on  the way.  J. N. Tice, sworn: Remember going  out to Wolf creek on October 17th  ���������i"ith Evans, Dr. Sharpe, Mrs Hagl������~  and Harlock. ' Left Lacombe about  about 12:30 or 1 o'clock. 'We  drove 14 mlies and reached our destination about 2:30 or 3 o'clock.  Evans and Mrs. Hagle walked away  towards the creek. Then she was  brought back and we began to dig  around. The sergeant dug first.  Thero were an upper and lower bajik  on the creek. The upper bank was  four feet high and the lower was six  or eight feet .wide.      I found a  oody  . buried about ,12 or 14 .inches    deep.  " We took" the'earth from off the" body.  We uncovered the face. The flesh  was all shrunk away and decomposed.  I thought it was Haglo whom I had  seen before. " After Dr. Sharpe'had  examined the skull we put it hack  and covered it up. Next morning I  went back with Harlock and dug up  the parts of the skull, and brought  them to Lacombe.  Cross -examined: Evans got to  Lacombe between" 12 and 1 o'clock.  He ordered the team before dinner.  He unhitched his team and .put them  ~away. It was. nearly 1 o'clock'  when  , we started out. Thc roads were  good���������hard and dry.% I think I took  the fork from the rig., Dr. Sharpe  took up part'of the skull with his  hands. He took hold of the head to  raise thetbody and'part of the skull  came away in his hand, and part of  it'remained on the trunk. He washed  the bones.and .then-put them back.  The nose^had disappeared and there  was nothing but skin and boner  Someone .tried to raise the body by the  feet and the feet came off. As soon  as we uncovered the head and touched the skin the flesh fell'away. Evans  "worked around > the' head with / his  spade., I think ��������� Mrs. Hagle - went  Etleep'iri the "rig on the way home.  It is possible that the skull might  have been injured that day by - the  spade or, fork.     " , "���������  H. H.,Harlock recalled: I remember, October 17th last when Tice discovered the body. Previous to that  time'I had, not done any .digging. I  did not do any digging that day.  Cross examined: ,1 am aware that  a spade and fork "was used in digging1 up body. Evans took the spade.  I do not know who took the fork.  Sergeant Evans was digging 'before  anything was found. The next day  when I .went out for the skull we  |mly used the spade.    . ' "'  Samuel .Evans,-, sworn: I'am - a  staff sergeant of the N. W. M. P. stationed at Red Deer. On 17th of Oc-  * tober last I went to Wolf creek with  Mrs. Hagle. I stopped at Lacombe  for dinner. I got to Lacombe between  II and 12 o'clock.. - I left Lacombe  between 12 and 1 o'clock.-Mrs. Hagle,  J. N. Tice- and myself went in the  rig. Constable Harlock was riding  and Dr. Sharpe went in his own rig.  Tice and I went ahead. We went to  the second crossing of   _Wolf    creek  i~al"out~two~miIes"off="tHe-"Cr&"Er-trail-  "and towards the old,   Stoney Indian  lfterve.     It would be off ths ttttrve  It wculd be two or two   and   a hhlf  miles north west,of the first crossing.  I stopped about 100 yards   before we  -got to the creek.     I wanted to take  ��������� Mr������-.- Hagle out to look for the body of  - Helson Hagle.     The first thing I did  was to take Mrs.' Hagle out of the rig  r.and we went to'the creek together.  ;She showed me three tplaces   on the  . creek.   . I then took her back to the  -lig and took a shovel out of the.rig.  Dr. Sharpe and Tice went with me.  We'went and dug in the places where  I was   shown and found nothing.     I  handed the   shovel   to Tice   and   he  went on digging.    I am not sure that  he dag ln more than ono place.     He  found the body of Nelson Hagle. Tho  fcody was only a few feet from one of  ,the places Mrs.   Hagle   showed   me.  '  After Tice found something I took the  shovel and uncovered the body.     He  started to dig     about the   stomach.  ���������-Prom there I uncovered   the body to  the head and found It covered with ,a  thick felt "coat.     I got a knife from  Dr. Sharpe and cut it open and exposed the.face.,    I had not touched  the head up to'' this   time.     I then  turned the coat back and went over to  tbe rig and brought Mrs. Hagle over.  She stood on a bank four   feet above  and nearly opposite to the^ feet, and  about 10 feet from the   head.     This  would be   between   4 and 5 p.m.     I  then went down to the corpse and uncovered the face for Mrs. Hagle to see  it.     The face was about the color of  the court house.   . He had .. a   short,  dark moustache.     Tho point of   the  nose had sunk away.     The face and  chin was lying   partly on   the   left  breast.     We then uncovered the rest  of the   body and tried to get lt   up.  J. was prying on the   right   shoulder  smd Sharpe was   prying on the left  shoulder.     Wo used a   spade   and n  Jorki    I raised the head   up with my  liands.     I had not touched the   head  before.    Wo could not raise it by prying  with   the  shovel   and  fork.      I  then took hold of thc head   with mv  bands and the hoad broke ln two and  ���������part came off ln my, hands.     I gave  It to Sharpe and he washed it in tbe  creek. This was the top part of th <"  skull. I took hold of one of the feet  and the boot and foot came off in my  hands. I put it back again. The  boot was an elastic side one. The  head was put back with the body in  the hole and covered up.  Cross-examined: Mrs. Hagle was  a prisoner at tho time. I arrested  her as an accomplice to the murder.  I left Red Deer about 8 o'clock and  reached Lacombe in time to have  dinner there at 12. We started  from Lacombe about 1 o'clock. We  drove about 12 or 15 miles and it  took us about two hours. Mrs.Hagle  and I were away from the rig  about five minutes. We went about  100 yards away. It is not true for a  witness ,to swear I was away 20 or  30 minutes. We got a shovel and  went away, Tice and Sharpe following up. Harlock remained with  Mrs. Hagle until I called him. I  was first to do any digging. I am  not sure no one was using the fork.  I was about 10 feet away when Tice  found the place. I took the top clay  of the head with the shovel and then  used my hands to take off the top  earth and then cut the coat up  enough to see the face and then, proceeded to uncover the rest of the  body. It Is not true if anyone swears  the head .came off In Sharp's hands.  The body was very far gone in decomposition. Under the left temple  Was all gone away. The shovel was  not put under the head, and if I  swore at preliminary ��������� that it was, I  was wrong. Part of the head was left  on the 'trunk of the body, as well as  the lower ijaw. It was a cold day and  late in the afternoon, but not dusk.  I never saw Hagle In his lifetime.  Henry J. Denovan, sworn: I am a  doctor residing at Red Deer. On Oct.  18th I held an Inquest at Lacombe  on the skull (produced). I afterwards  took it home, cleaned it and produced  lt at the preliminary enquiry. On  the portion I produce, the whole left  temporal region is broken away.  There is also a fracture on the right  panetal eminence.  Cross-examined: The fracture on  the right panetal eminence would not  be sufficient to cause death. A body  buried for 16 months in a sandy soil  would be very much decomposed.  Cannot say whether injuries were inflicted before or after death. A doctor making a-post mortem examination should examine all the organs  of the body so as to satisfy himself  as-to the' cause of death. It would  not be correct, to confine_,his exain-.  ination to the ~headr~   **   ~~f   ~   E. M. Sharpe, sworn: I am an  M.D. > residing at Lacombe., Remember going with the others;on October  17th to Wolf Creek. We reached there  half an hour or an hour before sundown. Then Evans and Mrs Hagle  went away for some time.after which  she came back' and Evans took the  spade and went digging. When Tice  came across the body - we all three,  Evans, Tice and myself took a hand  in the digging. The corpse of a  man. was! exposed, the head being  wrapped up in a coat. A comb was  found. Mrs. Hagle was brought over  and stood 10 feet away. - If was sundown (when she came. After she  went  back' we  examined    the  head.  The nose was decayed so as -to expose the nasal bones. The scalp was  broken over the right panetal eminence. . Could not say whether this  was caused *by-.the sergeant tcutting  the cloth, or by the spade. Could not  say whether it had been done before  or after death. I wanted the corpse  raised as it was impossible to .view  it with . any satisfaction. This was  before Mrs. Hagle saw it.- We tried  to raise' it with a. fork" and shovel,  but .could not do so. - Evans took  hold of the head in .his hands and  the top of the skull came - off. He  gave it to me. tOn washing it I fouud  the skull indented .under- the scalp  wound. The left side of the skull  was broken into a large number of  pieces,"which fell out. Other pieces  have dropped ������ut since. Could not  say whether these injuries were caused before or after death. The frac-*  ture on the right panetal eminence  was probably caused by the spade. _ I  did not examine any' other portion of  the body. -  G. H. Aston, sworn: I am a sergeant, N. W. M.P. Arrested accused  at Kamloops, on October 28th, where  he lwas going under the name of John  Hayes. He denied his identity. I  told him the charge and gave him  the "usual caution. On the way home  he " asked if they had found the  body yet? I told'him they had. "He  asked where, and I told him. He  asked .who gave 'it away? I said  his sister had given .some information.'"'.He said, "I'll never think she  did that.", A little later, he said, "I  suppose they all think up there that .  I murdered him for his money and '  property.!=-He=also-sald,=-iiI-=rhad,=no-  more intention of killing him that  I  have of  killing you."  Cross examined: " I did not tell  him he was not bound to say anything. :. - ���������  This closed the case .for" the "crown.  In - reply --to the court Mr. Nolan  stated that he did not intend to. call  any witnesses. -' ^    .  The court then adjourned to this  morning.  Today's Proceedings. 4  This morning was devoted to the  addresses of counsel on'behalf of tbe  Crown and. the accused. .The. judge,  charged the jury strongly against tho  accused and after half an hour's deliberation the jury returned into court  with a verdict of manslaughter,  ' Sentence was  day morning.  __���������_  MR. FRASER TALKS  Discusses the rule of Great Britain in  India.  A BENEFIT   TO  NATIONS  This is Generally Recognized by Them  Afghanistan as a Buffer Between  India and Russia.  The Canadian Kipling, A.W.Fraser,  C. E., of Toronto, who was nine years  in the Imperial service in British  India, and also well acquainted with  military and civil matters in Afghanistan, has been engaged of late  in several literary ventures, ono of  the most successful heing the "Nar-  vaz Khan, or the Gift of Allah." Mr.  Fraser, being so well acquainted with  the military situation iu India, is,  of course interested in the present  South African campaign, which, he  says can have but one result, and  that is the painting of the two ambitious republics an Imperial red.  He says British rule is a benign  one. Being able to spenk several of  the languages of that country. Mr.  Fraser has heard these expressions  of  loyalty  direct from  native  lips.  "I will not say," he went on, "that  the people of India take kindly to  any ruling power, but they all realize that they get justice from Great  Britain and they have littlo use lot-  Russia and the Czar."  "Did you meet any signs of sedition?"  "Yes; Calcutta is the home of the  professional agitator in British India. His work is found ia fact all  over Bengal, which has a population  of ten millions. The Bengalese, however, are no warriors. They hold  office and have many literary men  and scholars among them and the  reason they agitate for home rule  is because they hope that all of the  governmental plums would fall into  their basket. They are a bad lot  taking them one with another, and  agitation and sedition seems to be  their forte, as Artemus Ward used  to   say."  Self Government,  ~Mr,-Fraser then proceeded "to refer  to the unwise Exeter movement in  England, favoring' some kind of autonomy for British India, and he  was asked if that country could ever  look forward,,to the time when representative institutions would he  established.  "I do not think so,' was the reply.  "There are too many,'different interests to contend with tnat I believe  responsible government could never  be worked,out amongst them. They  are, in fact, a g&sd deal like the  Irish in this respect.'     ')    ,_  He then declared that the schools  and universities of Great Britain  were doing, a great deal to educate  the .better classes of India to the  wisdom of the..tie that binds theBe  two hundred millions of people to  the British empire. They spend years  n Britain, after which they return  to their native , land imbued with  the greatness o������' the empire, and the  jus'.ico  cf   British  rule  in "India.  Mr. Fraser was" here-asked-if'the  Bengalese were not great fighters how  it, was - tbe Bengal cavalry had  become famous  in, the British army.  "That is true," Mr."Fraser replied.  'bittiwhat is known " as the' 'Bengal  cavalry 'is made up of men from  other parts of India, and in fact*there  are 'probably no ��������� Bengalese atnongsl  them. As I said before, the Bengalese are not a military people, 'and if it  were not for British protection, the  other Indian races would sweep down  and destroy them." ��������� -' ���������:=.  "Then you do not think .the estab-.  lisbment of an Indian parliament will  become a "live issue either in that  country or at home in Great Britain?"  "I do not About all who are worth  anything in India are.satisfied with  the status quo,"and although -there  may perhaps be a few of the native  princes who-possibly dream of a state  of things akin to the Oriental,splendor-known to their ancestors, *his-is  not. bv any means. shared by the  masses of that .wonderful land. They  realize they are well off, and are sufficiently wise to leave, well enough  alone."  Concerning Afghanistan.  'As for, Afghanistan. Mr. Fraser calls  that the butter state - between Russia  and British India. He--' thinks , that  there that Ithe Ameer is well disposed towards  Great Britain, and for the good reason  that F-ngland treats-him, better thanj I  he weTe a mere vassal,of the Czar of  all the Russians. Speaking of_the  Russian designs upon India. Mr. Fraser savs that the opinion prevails in-  that country that if ever England  found herself in deep t water that tn������  Russians would continue their onward  march across Afghanistan, and if this  ever occurred, the Afghan levies would  be exceedinglyeffective troops against  Great Britain and her Indian soldiers.  "Is such a thing possible?"  ' "Not bv any means probable," h3  replied, although it would have bepn  possible in 1885 or. at the time of what  was called the Russian scare. - I have  talked with.British officers who wero  in India at the time, and who state  that if Russia had then taken advantage of England's unprepared state  deferred until Satur- th(, consequences might have been  irtost disastrous to~ British rule in  The trial of Mary E. Hagle on a India. . All this, however, has now  charge of being an accessory to and changed. Exposed points have been  afler the fact was next taken up and made strong, an* railways have been  is now occupying the.attention of the finished ahead, so now there   is little  _-**m_-*_.      r* *_ _1     __      4iih������ - :���������_.__.  _. _. ___.1_-.1J- f������nn>'      4-l_ n  ���������Ufa   __ff  *%/&  ^/&<  FERGUSON jg  THE ROSSLAND  OF THE LARDEAU  _a__E5_3_t  The__  Revelstoke Herald  (SEMI-WEEKLY)  Ltatfdeau  Ferguson  Is the richest  mining district in British  Columbia  Is right   in  the  rchest mines  heart   of  Lardeau's  Court and a jury.  The trial of Mrs. Hagle as as accomplice to and after the fact, resulted In her acquittal.  o   INDIAN   TROOPS  London, Dec. 20.���������The "war office  has been '''in communication with  General Sir William Lockhart, commander in chief in India, with a  view of ascertaining what troops can  be spared from his forces, and it is  understood that as a result of these  inquiries a force will almost immediately leave Bombay, for Durban,  including four regiments of artillery,  including horse and field batteries.  It is hoped tha'Jfhis force will reinforce General Betler within a month.  danger of any such   visit   from" the  Russian bear." ������    ���������  Mr. Fraser here spoke of the difficulties Great Britain had to contend  ���������with in comparison to her great rival  in the East. Russia had no parliamentary cranks and political humbugs  lo cry out against a so-called needless  expenditure in India, yet there was  always some one in Great Britain to  carp and criticize, and Mr. Fraser add  ed with emphasis: "This is what i*~  making our work so difficult today in  South Africa."  Inspector Wilson, officer command  ing Calgary depot received the. following telegram last night: "Applications from ex-soldlcrs, ex-mounted  police and plainsmen for,. enlistment  ln a corps of Mounted Rifles for service In South Africa must be made in  writing to the Commissioner of the  N. W. M. P. through the nearest  police office stating full qualifications,  with age, state of health, etc.. etc."  Is the leading newspaper of  the great mining districts of  West Kootenay. It gives all  the latest mining, telegraphic and local news, written up  in authentic, reliable and read  able articles from unquestionable information. 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The Herald does not claim" to  be the only printing house in  the district but it does claim  to be -  -/  Thoroughly :Up-To.-Date In  Every- Particular  And in a position to., give as ���������  good value for tbe money expended, either for advertising  space in its publication or  'for job printing, as can be  given by "any other house of  the kind in British Columbia.  Write for estimates and sam  ples ot printing. All work  turned out promptly and satisfactorily. One price to all.  No job can be too large or  too small for The Herald's  consideration; - Special attention given-"to orders b"y~n_aiir"  A. JOHNSON, Proprietor.  PUBLICATION DAYS : Wednesdays and Saturdays  &$i$i&m&&&$i$i$*$i&  Hairpins   are  sometimes  synonymous with   a  woman's  reputation  A cigar box becomes a cigar lighter  when one is taken out of it.  The prettiest women is always  most particular about her tailor.  The salary of Greece's king is $10,0r>0  a year.  Li Hung Chang has a $100,000 col  lection of furs.  The partisan was the last form of  fhe lance preceding the bayonet  The player of the practical joke  always sees more in it than anyone  else.  WAR NOTES  has also offered to ralso a large number of his Indian friends to go along  with him to flght for the British flag.  A nephew of Collingwood " Schrieber, of Ottawa, deputy minister of  railways and canals was killed In the  battlo at Tugela river on thc &th  inst. Lieutenant Clare B. Schrieber,  R.A., was with his battery under  Col. Long and was apparently one  of the artillery killed in endeavoring to save their guns at the river.  It was his first action. His father  was a cavalry officer.  British Columbia could supply Britain with 1000 men for the Transvaal ing army on a peace footing,  and   still leave many disappointed.   Ap j    a despatch" to the Dally Mall from  plications to serve on the second con- jrero camp says that the bodies of  tingent are coining in rapidly. 'two or tge guides who misled General  I. Brant, descendant of Chief Brant, Gatacre at Stormberg were found on  has offered his services to the minis- the battlefield. The men had been  ter of militia for South Africa, and  shot,  A Belleville, Ont, firm has got an  order from the war office1 for 25,000  pounds of evaporated vegetables.  Tho total British force with the  help of heavy battalions received  from the army reserves, militia, yeomanry and volunteers, these resources, which are included in Wynd-  ham's war office programme, make  up an enrolled force of over 433,000  men,  exclusive  of he regular stand-  Now is t&e Time to Invest in  Ferguson Real  Estate  And Here are the Reasons Why  You Should Get in on the  Ground Floor of this Rising Mining Camp  First  is in thc heart of the mines and-so  situated that it will always be the  outfitting point for all the big shippers.  A glance at & map of the district will  convince the most skeptical of this  fact.  Second  Th2   miners  and  mine   owners   will  i_������ie their hi adqnariersat Ferguson.  Third -     U  Next year  Ferguson  will  have  two  .   .^railways, namely   the. Lardo. Dunea_._-_.__-.__i>.- 'U  and the C ,P.If.    Both lines have been  surveyed i uto the town, and the Lardo  Duncan are  right now  clearing  the- *    '  land for  their   new road   and   work-';  shops, sideways etc. ' '"'"   ,-  i  Fourt ,  The Silver Cup,   Sunfbine,"Nettiu   T,    *  Towfer,   True     Fis&uie, -Bad'Shoe        ,      *   .,  Broa   view, Old Sanoma, Silver Queen" -:."     , '  Silv er Belt The  Horn  Ledge'Group. '  '     '.- '-'',  -Big   Five     Wagner,   Abbott,   Holy       ,J , "; ; ��������� :"\  - Moses Empire and other" well known     '"  ,.    ~ V-  /  properties are, tributary' to'Ferguson .-'      * ..-   ':'-  .  aud are al! within'a radius of 10 miles-' .-'��������� ,     - '>���������",  of* the townsite.   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'   WeM ���������   leave���������Kevelstoke���������arrire......... 11 it*  .   arrive   '     " leave Tl-������.~  To and from Kootenay Points     4f"    ' ,-;   leave���������Revelstoke���������arrive M:4I������*  Tickets issued and Baggage Checked  Through to Destination.    ���������   -  '���������l I  -I  -*I|  .;t\  Jl  ."tl  Cheap Rates to the Old Country  Got full particulars apply as to trine  Tates, and for copies of C. P. R. publi-  cations, address nearest looal agent or  T. W. BRADSHAW,  Ajjent, Revelstoke.  W, F. Anderson, Travelling P_mbd  ger Agent, Nelson.  E. J. Co-zle, District Passenger Ag_Rt  Vancouver. "  ^  _:i '.!  '-���������J  U.  it  Wishing   onr    friends  "'nnd   {nitrons    a    veiy  Hnppy mul Prosperous  New Yenr.  CANADA DRUC& BOOK CO., LTD.  ������Jp-MalI   orders   Immediately   attended   to.  CHAS. P.. MCDONALD, Manager.  McKENZIB   AVE..   EEVELSTOKh   STATION.  L03AL  AND  GENERAL   HEWS  _____      . i C7*      '  *4rfrtL4Ksds'  Hewitt Bostock Jl. P.  was in  town  on Saturday.  Frank Libby of the Sn.Leon Hot  Springs spent Xmas in town.  W. . I. Brown Ipft this morning on a  business visit to Nelson.  R. Gordon left on Saturday's No. 1  on .1 visit to Vancouver.  Bert Ci ick of the Hekai.I" stulT is  spendini: his holidays with relatives at  Nnilh Bend.  Miss >[yi tii'Temple is bark from the  convent school nt Ciilgury to spend the  Cbri.-ttins holidays.  ���������Please i-piiipmbpr my present vi .it  will tenniimt.. Fridiiy evening. Dec.  L'Oili.    R. fl.Triieman.  1-'. G. Fiiuqnipr of Nnknsp. was a  visitor to Revelstoke on Satuiday to  take in the Conservative meeting.  R. .Tnhti=on has accepted a positon  with lhe C. P. R. in Vancouver aiid  leaves town this week to enter upon it.  Revelstoke merchants report the  Christmas business this year us 100 per  cent better than it w.is this time last  year.  Sis Charles Tupper and party left on  Sunday morning for the Boundary  country. A Christmas banquet was  given tbein on Christmas day in Columbia.  : -S.intn Clans mvist have-been, busy  on Sunday niuht .to judge from the  niimerou _ small and smiling nurses of  dolls on the sidewalk.  ���������Lost at the. St. Peter's church  Christmas trep last evening a pink  water silk sash. A reward will be  paid the. finder on leaving it at the  H ep.at.d office.  The Christinas tree entertainments  of the Preshyteriab Churcbs nnd St.  Pet.r.s Church were held last, evening  and a report of each will appear in onr  next issue.  H. J. Bourne'and   Mrs.  Bourne returned la _t   evening   from   a   holiday  trip through the Slocan.    Mv.   Bourne  reports hn-in ess as looking bright in  ' that district. , -  ���������A oiiir of spectacles was found  near Bourne Bros, store. The' owner  can have same by paying for this nd.  nnd provino. propel l.y on calling at the  ���������Police Station.  .1. J. Yoniisr of thp Calgary Herald,  who was here at tendinis a meeting of  the shareholders of the Great Western  Mines Ltd., returned to Calgary on  Sunday morning.  James Gill <fc Co's. calendar for 1000  is onp of the handsomest that��������� the  Hkrald has received this season. The  firm's friends and patrons have been  supplied with one. and I heir appreciation of the beautiful work of the lith-  oET-iphpr and the firm's enterprise is  evident on all bands.  ���������Christmas and New Year's ex-ciii'.  sion ! '-'The C. P^R. will sell tickets at.  sinele fare foi'vrnund trip on Dee. 22.  23. 24 and 25. erooil goincr not later  than December 20tb and return not  later th.ui .Iannary 3. 3P00. Also on  Dec. 20. 30. 31, January 1st nnd 2nd.  cood. soing not later than January  2nd, and return, not biter than Jan.  .   Sid. 1000.  R. Samson ba-.; secured .1 lease from  the government of a timber limit about  two  miles   from   town   in   tbe  Joidan  CONSERVATIVE RALLY  (Concluded from l'nge 1)  ill the speech from the throne a proposal that Canada,  should  pay  every  cent of expense connected with  these  contingeiils,   (Applause).    Such a proposal would  lind no  warmer supporters than himself and tho whole Conservative pai ly.     But still   that   wa.s  the reason why the Dominion  genernl  elect inn   was    postponed    while    the  Manitoba election had   by  the  constitution to be brought ou at once.   That,  had ri'Milti'd in u glorious  victory for  Ctiiiservntihiii and bail seen Mr. Siflon  beaten in  his own   constituency.    In  Ontario the Liberal provincial government was (filtering to  ils  fall  mul,   if  there was to be an  election tomorrow,  it would bu worse beaten than in Manitoba.   Prince Ed ward Island told  the  same   tale.    There   Sir   Louis   Davies  had gone down" as  a  minister of the  crown to bludgeon  the   electors   nnd  had so far   forgotten   himself   ns   to  threaten that if tbe provincial  Liberal  government was  not  supported, the  federal expenditure on certain Dominion public works in the  two constituencies affected would  be endangered.  It was possible that Sir Louis Davies  would have to answer on Ihe floor  of  the house fortius attempt to bludgeon  and bribe tbe electorate,   whicli  was,  howe.ver, too independent to heed  his  threats.    So   one   after  another   the  local- governments,"-"-on-"-which -the  Laurier   government depended,  were  being swept away  and  tliey   had   to  face a radical change in the situation.  They were between the devil and  the  sea, between a betrayed electorate on  the one hand and  on   the   other   an  opposition armed  with  power to expose  their   misdoings   whicli   it   hud  never possessed before.   . Sir   Charles  wound up liis very lncidd and convincing speech by a powerful   appeal   for  support,  pointing   out   that   he-personally bad  nothing   to   gain   in  the  contest.    lie hnd attained the highest  honours from  the  Crown,   whicli   he  could expect.    If a peerage was offered him tomorrow, be could afford   to  accept it.   He had  filled already  lhe  highest offices in  the   power   of   the  people of Canada to  bestow.     If  be  followed    bis    own    inclination    be  would retire to spend the evening  of  his life in repose.    Biit'nii  imperative  call from the great Conservative party  and a profound conviction that ifc  was  on l he niiiinte.iiJirice of  the  Conservative policy and   principles   lhat    the  welfare of his country depended,  kept  hiin in the contest.  The closing words of Sir Charles'  speech were wondei fully impressive  and were received with nlmo&l.breathless attention. Afler he had taken  bis seat, a vote of thanks was heartily  carried to lilm for bis- kindness in  visit ing Kevelstoke and addressing the  meeting and the audience, dispersed  after iriving three hearty cheers for  the Queen and three moie for Sir  Charles himself.  ��������� Christmas in St. Peters  The Christmas Day celebration began iu St. Peter's church with a cele  br.ilion of the Holy Eneb.irist nt 3 n.  in. which was well attended mid nt  which many communicated. _Choral  Morning Prayer wis followed"' by a  second celebration, at which Dr. Paget  preached a sermon appropriate to the  great festival of tlie day. The choir  were attired for tbe first time in surplices and cassocks, adding greatly to  the dignity and beauty of the service.  Tlie singing was good. The well-  known and ever welcome Christmas  hymns, "Hark the Herald Angels  sing," sung as a processional, "O  Clime nil the Faithful" and "While  Shepherds Watched thoir docks by  night" were heartily laken up bv the  congregation, while tbe difficult  Mui'hiii'ihlic hymn, "The Heavenly  Word proceed ing Forth" was very  well rendered by the choir. "Alleluia I  Sing to Jesus" was sung ns the re-  trocessional. A large number mnde  tlieir communion at the midday celebration. The church looked very  pretty with l.he Christmas decorations  of dark green wreaths, while the. altar  was adorned with vases filled with  hyacinths. The celebration of the  Christmas festival of ISO!) ndds another to the many pleasant memories,  which nre already associated with* the  little pioneer church of St. Peter in  Revelstoke.  Late War News.  The Times this morning makes the  following announcement : " We are  informed that the Government have  decided that it is not desirable to  make further demands npon'-Enrope'iin'  garrison unless unforseen difficulties  arise."  An undated heliogiaph message  from Ladysmith hy way of Pietermaritzburg represents the "garrison as in  no daunted by Gen. Buller's reverse,  and so arecoulident of being able-to  hold ont indefinitely.  The mails are,just arriving from  Ladysmith. All correspondents comment bitterly upon the superiority of  Boer artillery. ���������  ���������   General Joubert bus recovered and  is now in command at the front.  Telephone 36.  P.O. Box 86.  Order  "Your  Holiday  Fruit and  Vegetables -   :AT:���������- .    '  Savage Bros.  "a*  Second Street.  A Fuil and Complete  Line.  Pass. He is busy this week mulling  arrnncpments to start a camp nf ten  m������n up there to cut. firewood for the  town. H" wiil tnke his horses across  on a raft, of lumber, which will be used  to lurid the camp and if tbe ice does  riot form will float loirs lo this side of  the river and cut them here. He wil]  pile his wood on two vacant, lots next  tn R. Gordon's plumber's shop.      Q  THE DOUBLE EACLE COMPANY  Elect Officers   and   Arrange   for   Active  Work on Its Properties  Th" general meeting of tb" Double  K-ig!" Mining it .-Development Companv on prid.iy wns well nllendeil.  Gold Cnniini���������-ioner Gi-aham. of Ati'n.  having ( nni" over from the coast lo  be pi"sent. J. -1. Young of Calgary.  \Y.-i-: ������������������'.������������������I'tpd tn the i-h-iir and A. II.  Holdich was appointed secretary to the  meeting.  The following directors were np-  pointed : W. B. Pool. J. .1. Young, J.  D. Gi-ih.un. W. M. Brown. F. "W.  G0ds.1l. W. F. Cochrane. G. S. Mc-  Cniler.  The forui'il transfers of various interests in the May Bee. Trilby nnd  Old Saul properties t<- the company  ���������was coinph'ted and the account!- and  other lui-in.'-s h.-iving been gone into,  a meeting of directois wns held when  the following oflicers were elpc.te.i :  President, J. .1. Young of Cilg.-iry:  Vic"-Pi"sidpnt.   W.   F.   Cochr.iiie   of  Macleod; Manager. W.  P.   Po.''���������   S������r-  r v '  ii'tai-y. A. II. Holdich; Solicitor.   G. S.  MiC."irl������T.  The price of the fi-.-st block of tre.is-  i:ry shares was fixed at 10 cents. The  capital is the usual niilli'.n wilh -10)-  fyyi iu the tip.-isury. A 250 foot tunnel  lias been run on tbe May Bee. besides  otliT development unik. Coti'ider-  .���������ible work has ;l]sri b"< n done on the-  Trilby, all of whiih lias shown up  good bodies of high grade 01 e.  -     THE NATIONAL DUTY   .  If We   Fail   Here  the   Empire   Ceases  Asquith's Noble Words  Right lion. 11. H. Asquith. addressing the Tyneside Liberal Association  at Newcastle the other evening,   said :  Nothing is more unjust than to seek  to undermine the 'confidence of the  ���������counti-y-iind���������the���������ariiiy���������in-iai-g.-ilUvnt-  Genernl on the strength of a single  error of judgment or 11 single reverse.  Nor is it a time when it becomes responsible persons to go about whist-  ling for alliances or dazing the world  with exhibitions of freaks of new  diplomacy.  The situation confronting us after  rending today's painful news is so  serious that it. is hardly possible to  speak ufan v other topic. We cannot  afford tb"-spend time in unavailing re-  grels. Sterner nud more urgent  duties are laid befoie us. t  We mnst nnt ex iggerate Llie reverses and disasters of Loday; tbey may  heroine vieloi icsof lotuorrow. At the  simeliui1' let ns not, uiuli-.est,.iii;it,.>  the gravity ol* the l.e-k before us.  The war has  developed   proportions  11 biib mny make it Lbe  turning  point.  ! in the fortunes of the pmpii<-.  It lists ber ome wider nnd deeper  thnn the q uestioii of nriintniriing our  position in South  Afiica.  It is nnv title to he known as a world-  power that is now upon trial, and if  we fail here the empire ceases.  Whether the in;i������iiit.ude of the task  we have undertaken ought not to have  been seen sooner is a quea tion which  will li ive to be answered hereafter,  but now it is clear that our force is inadequate.  It, is the nniver .nl opinion of all parties Lhat. whatever accession is needed  to give Lhe army ii resistible superiority,  however great, the sacrifice involved,  the eniinlrv  will re.idily sum-lion.  The mil inn confidently expects the  Goveruiricnl lo <!���������.-.-.hat is n'd'.ssju-y.  IL is our duty as a nation ro be united  nnil cnl 111. and lo conccnlrnl e nil our  resoimes, initel inl and inniiil, upon 11  Insk which wei-iruinl Inv down or leave  iiicrnr.pl-le wil bout (b',iliii<_- a blow  alike al t hi; honor and safely of mir  empire.  All Purchases delivered free ol Charge.  Fresh -.upply of fish every morning.  Careful attention.  Prompt delivery  To  Our  Many  Patrons  A. McLean  ���������:DEALER IN:���������  M en'i~Women,s"lin"d-CHildfen's~Bb6ts;  Shoes. Hubbers,' Overshoes,  and Fancy Slippers.  Men's Furnishings.  Hats and Caps,  Ready-Made Clothing.  Gloves and MiU.  OUR SPECIALTIES  Children's Ironclad School Shoes.  Ladies'    Kid   and    Satin   Slippers���������all  color-.,  Men's Fancv Leather and Plush Slippers  Herman Felt Slippers. "  Tiger Brand Tallnr-Madc Clothing.  Tiger Brand L'nderucnr for Man.  Carrie's Tips.  GIVE US A CALL.  Kamloops Store, Revelstoke Store.  Next P. O. McCarty's Block  Open Dav and Fight.  1'iish the button.  ..FIELD & BEWS...  Bachelors of Pharmacy.  Next Savage I'.ros. Night I'-cll.  "*>*-*���������*__���������-'-���������������������������-* Os  <**���������������������*_>*  fe������$^?r5V3__>  3STOTIO.E3.  Both  Far  and  Near  XMAS    XMAS  Call and  Our.  See  Christmas Stockings  Christmas Dolls  Christmas Toys  Now 011 hand at my store on McKenzie Ave.  M. K. Lawson.  We  Merry.  Christmas  NEW YEAR'S  GREETINGS  Ued Ro������o Decree moots second and fourth  Fridays of Often month; White Hose Degree  meets tlrst Friday of each month,in Oddfellow*1'  Hull.   Visiting brethren welcome  II. VAKNKB, T. K. h. TAYLOR,  Secretary. President.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  .Hegular nieetliiKS arc held in the  Oddfellow's Ilallon the Third Friday of each month, tit 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially Invited  XV. C. BIRNEY, W. M.  Court   Mt. Begbie  I. O. F., No. 3461.  Meets In tlio Oddfellows'Hall,on the second  and fourth Mondays of  1'iieh month. Visiting  brethren Invited to attend.  5.11. CAMPHEU., CR.    K.D.J.C. Johnson, Seo.  A. N. SMITH  Baker, Grocer and Confectioner.  \j* J* ri  fmppy  ���������i-'A''i--i"h-A-'h'h'l-'h'i--i-'A-'t-A-'A--h-b-l-'A''i''i-'i'-l-ir'h  *  *  4<  ���������*!  *  *  *  Federal Labor Union  No.  8048  Trade and Labor Assembly.  Meets first and third Mondiirs in every  month at Labor Hull, Tapping's Theatre.  Executive Committee.���������President, Sum Needham; p. Stamper, Recording Sseretaryj Oscar  Strauss, Vice-President; T. J. Graham, Treasurer; John Samson, Secretary.  Stationer   .'  and  Tobacconist  The Taylor Blocks.  ..      ���������/���������    , - McKenzie" Avenue.-  Guy  Chinamen vs. Steam Laundry  Revelstoke Steam, Laundry.���������  Four more pntrons have been captured  and nil are satisfied that onr work is  far superior to Mint of the Chinamen.  More reinforcements cun lie accommodated, with pleasure. Send us word���������  we'll do the rest.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that thirty  days after dato I Intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license  to eut and curry away limber from tho following described lands situated on Deop Crcok,  In the .southern part of Galena Day, and about  six miles from Arrowhead. Tl. C, district of  West Kootenav, commencing at a post marked  S. O. C. N. W. Cor., near the mouth of Deep  Creek, and thence running south 12T> chains;  thence east 80 chains; thence north lio chains;  thonce west SO chains to pi hoc of boglnnlng,  containing 1,000 acres more or less,  November 27th, 1899.  S. 0. CHURCH.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that thirty  days after date I intend to apply to the Chief  commissioner of Lands and works for a license  to cut and carry nway timber from tho following described lauds situated on Deep Creek,  In the southern part of Galona liny and about  seven and one half miles from Arrowlieud,  "B.C.. in Hie district of West Kootenav. commencing at a post marked T. II. P., N.W. Cor.,  about 30 chains west of Deep Cruuk, and 125  .chains from its mouth; tbence sou tli 12") chains ;-.-  thence caslSO chains; thence north 12.Tchnlns;~  thenco west 80 chains, to point of beginning,  containing 1,0110 acres more or less.  November 27th, 1899,  T. II. DeCEW.  . , NOTICE  Notico is hereby given to purchasers of lots  In Block "A," Town of Rcvclstoko,'otherwise  known as the "Mara Townsito Property," that  all Instalments on account of purchase aro to-,  be paid to John D. Sibbald, Mara Townsito  Agent, and to no otlicr person.  J.A.MARA,  Ollice East of Molsons Bank.  i  t_rra.__jii.hfl- w  Watchmaker,  and  Jeweller,  _TH*Th_ll___I  cKenzie Ave,  Repair Department in charge of R. N. Doyle,���������a specialist.  INBW'.GOdDELv.  Having secured  the agency for tbe Rochester Plated  I Guods, we are now showing samples in our window,  '  Tea Kettles, Ten Pots.'Jug*. Svrup  Jugs and  Plates, Sugar Bowls, Spoon Holders, Fruit and  1 ��������� Cake Baskets, Lemon Shakers, Etc. ,  These goods are the best in the' world, fully  warranted,  always keep Iheir cnloi'vand  will not melt if pul'ou red  j hot stove, ljke most of plated ware..  -   "-, -������������������- - -cA-EITAND-SBE-TlI INLINE:  -W. M. Lawrence.  CSy*Ac;ents for Gurney's Souvenir Stoves and Furnaces.,  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  .'.   AND ASSAYER..  Itoyal School of Mines, London.  .Seven  years  at  Morfa  Works,   Swansea.     17   vcars  Chief  Chemist  to Wigan Coal and  Iron Co.,   Erg.  Late Chemist and Assaver, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon.  Revelstoke, B.C.  Draying and Express <  ". Having  bought ont  I).  Henderson's  : draying and express business, I  am  : , prepared to do ail kinds of work in iny  : line upon shortest notice.  Moving Household Effects a Specialty.  -F. W. McGregor.  '   NOTICE  NOTICE IR HEREBY GIVEN that (SO davs  after date* I intend to, apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 820 acres of land situate  in the Yale District and Burnt Basin, marked  out and described as follows. Beginning at a'*  post marked Initial i'ost, and "W. K. Ellis'  Nortli East Corner"; tlience "80 chains west;  thenco-10 chains south: thence 80 chains cast;  thence' 40 chains north, to tlio place of  beginning. , ���������   .-  Dated this 2fith day of November, 1899. -  -*.      , ,     XV. IL. ELLIS.  . .'     'Dissolution df Partnership. '-  - Notice is hereby gtveji that the partnership -  hitherto existing bc.i_8_m CM .'Field and .lo'm  I'ourkC'lias been this (lav dissolved by mutual -  consent.    Outstanding debts arc to bo paid ln,  equal proportion to bolh parlies.     '  '    ,  7 (Sgd.) C. M.FTET.D. '"  .   JNO. BOliRKE.  Rcvclstoko, Doc. 12. IS99.  0  MISS STEELE.  Teacher of .Music, Drawing, and Tainting'in  oil and water color.     French, Latin, Mathematics. . ..   -  '. Music 50 conts per lesson of ono hour.  Pupils allowed daily praetice-on piano'free-  of charge. ,   , ,        , .  ���������  JB_T"Tclop_one J. Savage <fc Co.  Agent for the  Celebrated  Morris Piano.  Pianos and  Organs  "TUNED AND REPAIRED  LESSONS ON  THE VIOLIN.,  For Terms Etc., apply to  Jas. Taylor,  Anthracite CoaL _.  niB.Mii       "' Fnr Furnace or Stove Use.  Price per ton for Stove Coal delivered from Cars���������$9.00  - "   -      "        Furnace Coal delivered from Cars���������$8.50  Cash Must Accommpany Orders.  F. McCarty, Revelstoke, B.C.  UNION HOTEL.  FIRE INSURANCE^  All classes of insurable covered  at fair and equitable rates.  LIFE INSURANCE^,  Policies���������non-forfcitable, guaranteed values, cash loan values,  throughout the history of the  policy.  MONEY TO L0AT-U \  on good business or residential  property.  Rents  Collected.  Xewiy Built. Nenly Fnrni^hc-1.  Lighted by Electricity.  ?l.oo Per Day.  The City Hotel  BIRTHS  V.t :ri.Mr���������At R-v.  to .Mr. and .Mi  daughter.  -wilipo N horiby gtwn tbat T Imve rc-cived  I Hi', folliming application for a retail lin-nii.  ' fur th.'lilaclcr llotel, iJliu'lcr. nnd furilir - ��������� !.it  t lh'* Hoard   of   License  fommiS'.ion.T-.   v.ill si I   . ' >.n'f hiirsdav. ilir   lib dnv of Jniiinirv. I'.ini, nt  lstoke on Dee. 2-ltli.    "'   f."iirl. 'Il'inse,   Itevelstoke. at 7:_i(l p.m. lo  Ii.    ^IcAdain    n  '���������(insider tlie above npplirotl-in  A. McRAK,  It Chief Licence Inspector.  Robt. Calev, Proprietor.  Itest Wine*, I.iqnors and Cij-'arrf,  Headquarters for Enlluuy Men.  FAYETTE BUKER, |  Lest We Forget:/  SPORTSMEN I The shooting season being  close at band IlyiiiHT W. Edwards begs to-  thank ills patrons for past favors, and also  respectfully call the attention of tho public far and near to his business advertise-  'ment.  HARRY EDWARDS  Taxidermist  Deer Heads,   lllrds, Animnls, Utc., preserved  and mounted.  THIItl) STREET. EAST OV SCIIOOLTIOTJSE.  Jas. I, "Woodrow  BUTCHER  Retail Dealer in��������� -.- -----   i= :_��������� -  ,"   ,   Beef, Pork',  .Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season....  All orders promptly filled.  SSn.!InWae?s. RBYBMSOKB, B.I3L  Crage & Mayne  Agents".,  Smelter  Townsite  Wilson  Large and WM1 I.igh'ed  tainple K.oonn   Heated by lint Air nnd Klectrlc  ���������      _.    .      Hells and Light In every room  Free Tlu- .MruM All Trains  lir-asonablc Kates    ^���������.HOTEL  YICTORIA^  .IOIIN V. PRKKS. Pu-irniKTOi".  Night  f.rlll Room in Connection for the Convenience of (!ue������ts  Ho'irlv 31 root r:ar  Rctwcen Hotel nnd ~-tntiori.  .l^@v_tBs1.������8s������, ioCo  The Famous Crow's Nest Coal  Leave your orders at my office on McKenzie Ave.  $7".50 a ton, Delivered from the cars.  ��������� rufuu:���������:���������John D. Sibbald  Maker of Men's Fine Clothing;  the season's novelties in imported  Woolen ; Latest fashion plates ;  Fair labor" and fair Prices;  Why not present yourself with  a Christmas Suit���������one that fits.  Wilson  .Revelstoke,  Agents   'Phoenix, Western, British'American, London & Liverpool, und  Globe Fire Insurance com pan ies _-  * 1,  When you reach Ferguson, B.C.,  Stop at the mmt~  .Hotel Lardeau  J. Lacghton,' Proprietor.  Best ?2.00 a day house in the Lardean. Best  of cuisine service���������Finely equipped bar.���������  Choicest -wines, liquors and cigars.���������Headquarters for miners and mining men.���������Well  lighted and heated rooms, neatly furnished  Watches  ���������l������H"H"H'****'l"iH"i"t'i'*'l"t**'i'4.'i'*  __. ���������*.  *  ���������5*  iiii-  iiii-  iiii-  *  tt.  *  iiii-  ������i-  iiii-  ���������i-  *  4. ' ���������    *  ^"W'T'������T"I'T-;t"^t"f'������������W';H-'t"T"I"I"I"I->;8'  That's our Specialty. We also carry a  line of Watches, Silverware. Gold and  Silver Novelties; all kinds of Jewelry.  KM. ALLUM,  The Leading  jJ Watchmaker and Jeweler.,  %  First Street, next door to Heh__d office.  Wi  E hereby notify the smoking  public that the Cigar Makers' Union  have resolved to permit members of  the Union to work in our Factory,  and UNION CIGAR MAKERS ,are  now at worl^ with us.  THOS. LEE, Proprietor.  .-J

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