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 <.  '' y,( _m   _o���������> /_^ ���������   ^     -** /*  '   -^sn J? U* / /  -ISSTTIEID   TWIOB-A-WBEK - WBDITESDAYS    ^3ST3D    S^TTJK,IDj^.-2"S-  Vol.  IIT.     No.    98.  REVELSTOKE, B.C., WEDNESDAY,  DECEMBER  13,, 1899.  $2.00 a Year in Advance.  I'  FIGHTING ATLADYSMITH  Dissensions Between the Trans-  vaalers and Free Staters.  BOER HEAD LAAGER STORMED  K  Lady Sarah Wilson at  Last   Heard of.  ���������Fresh Fighting on tne Modder River.  ���������Disaster to   Gen.   Gatacre's Column  at   Stormburg. ��������� Six   Hundred   Men  Captured and Two Guns Lost.  [Special' to tiik H_itA_Dj.  i London, Dec. 12���������Later details show-  that but for the magnificent work of  the artillery, tho disaster to General  Gatacre's column would hnve been far  more extensive. After marching 10  hours they attacked the wrong part of  the Boer - position. The Boer force  numbered GO0O instead of 2500 ns the  British were led to believe. The British troops were practically ambushed  by treacherous guides.  .Modder River, Dec. 11���������Hostilities  were resumed today. The British  opened flre with lyddite shells. The  Boers replied with a dozen guns.  The latters guns were silenced after  hours of fighting. The lyddite shells  did great execution raising the earth  in dense brown clouds. It is not  known what damage was done tn the  enemy. The Boers occupied a position  at Magersfontein near Spyfontoin.  Lord Durham formerly "a Lieutenant  in the Coldstream Guards said today  that Gen. Gntacre overworked his  troops in the Soudan, and was not fit  to have command in South Africa.  London. Dec 12.���������No further news  has been received to remove the mystery overhanging Gen'l Gatacre's retreat from Stormberg. It is exceedingly probable he vvill be compelled  to retire on Qiieen������tnvv-n und to wait  , reinforcements, which .can hardly  reach him until Sir Charles Warren's  division arrives at thc Cape. The first  detachment sails on Saturday next.  Even if Gen. French is not compelled  to retreat he vvill be obliged to pause  in his advance. It now seems certain  .that lhe seventh division, which is being mobilized at Aldershot. will iilsobo  sent to Smith 'Africa. No, news has  "vet been received, confirming the, report, of the Boers' cuptui"e of 50 prison-  ers.from Methuen's column.  It is just tvvo months since the Transvaal ultimatum, was received.. There,  lihve'been nine engagements  nnd' the  British' have' lost"56C.killed, 2027 vvouii-  , ded, and 1077 mining or prisoneis.  '   "Capetown. Dec. 12.���������It is  announced that  the Boers hnve  succeeded in  repairing the bridge  between' Stormberg and Bnrgersdoi p. which the.Brit-,  , ish succeeded in   destroying  on  retiring." " - .      "  Regarding.-", recent paragraph in the  "war cahies."stating that, lhe* Canadian  battalion had gone to the I'i out lo act  'in com ert with the Black Watch 'and*  Seufoith Highlanders,  it'is, sminit-rd  that lhey have formed the third   hi-ig-  - ude of the 1st division in-place, of the  1st battalion of "the. Argle and   Suth-  , win ml Highlanders', which was hurriedly pushed fi.fvvaiil and an ived just  in time tor the action at Modder River.  The 'afternoon papeis withheld - the  apportionment nf the blame until more  fni Is aie at hand.  Pretoria -Dec. 12.���������Six ��������� hundie'd  seventy two British prisoneis were tat  ken at Stormberg. In the fighting a-  Modder River vestei day evening. Cronje maintained his position and captured fifty British soldiers.  , London, Dec. 11.���������The-War oHli-o  publishes the following despatch from  Gen. Walker at Capetown: "Gatacre  reports that he deeply regrets to inform you that lie met" with a serious  reverse in the attack on Stormberg.  -He wis misled ns to the enemy's  position by the guides' and found the  ground impracticable. - The casualties  so far .as known at present aie:  Second  battalion  Royal  Iiish Rifles,  ��������� wounded; 'Lieut. Col. Fayer, Major  Seaton, Capts. Bell and Kelly. Lieuts.  Stephens'and P.irtardston; Suffolk  regiment, wounded -second Lieut.  Ma_ynard a_nd^ 12_ men; missing   Capt.  ���������Weif-T-Lieiitr-Christier-second���������Lieut."  Rodney and men: 74lh Field Battery,  severely wounded   Lieut. Lewis and  three men missing,  slightly  wounded  - two.  77th Field Battery killed one gunner,  ���������'-wounded Major Percival; Northumberland Fusiliers' missing. Major  Stevens, Cupt.-Fletfher, Capt Morley,  Second Lieut. Wake, Second Lieut.  Coulso, Lieut. Radcliffe and _ three  hundred and six non-commissioned  officers and men; Royal Berkshire  regiment, one private killed. -The remainder will be wired as soon as  ascertained.  Gen. Gatacre. who left Peltier  Kraal yesterday at noon with a force  of over 4,000 men. made ,n successful  march, arriving within two miles of  his destination at half past eleven,  when suddenly a terrific fire opened  simultaneously on the British right  Hank. The Royal Irish Rifles, who  formed tho ndvance, sought shelter  behind a neighboring kopje and were  joined by"tliu remniiicder of the column. It was soon found, however,  that tho position was discovered by  Boer guns which were moro powerful  than was expected. * The troops  therefore sought a safer position about  a mile away; tvvo batteries in the  meantime engaging the Boers and  covering the troops in their withdrawal. The action now became very  keen at long range and a detachment  cf mounted infantry moved northward  with a view of being able to get on  the enemy's tight flank. Suddenly a  strong command was seen moving  from the north and tho Irish Rifles  and the Northumberland regiment  were sent out to meet it. It vvas soon  discovered thnt the Boers had their  machine guns well placed . and lhe  Boers were compelled to face the  terrible fire. Ifc was impossible to  hold the position in face of uu enemy  apparently superior in position,  numbers nnd artillery. The British  retired to Molteno, the Boers followed  np closely, biiiigiug two guns to bear  on the retiring column. It is believed  that'the British casualties wero not  serious in making their escape, but  mi the whole about COO troops aro  missing besides some killed. It is  regarded as the most serious reverse  of the campaign and will cause the  Dutch in Capo Colony to rise. Gen.  Gatacre's idea was to ascertain tlie  strength of tho position of the Boers,  vvho were strongly entrenched along  thc Htm inbei-g range.  ��������� im imi rjl"������������������������������������*���������������������������������  is Page j  Mscers Welcome  We want it clearly understood that our holiday displays and attractions are for all who wish to enjoy them, and those who  come to see are just as welcome as those who come to buy. No obligation for anyone to buy -. no need to spend a cent.  Come and feel quite at home. Be free to ask questions or have things shown you. Bring the children with you and  let them see all there is to see. Go uputairs and down, you'll lind much of interest to greet you at every turn. Those  who can should come in the morning ~ before noon is the best time. Our afternoon crowds, especially on Saturdaj's, will  be very large.     , But come when you cun, the earlier the better.  1  Full Dress  Lengths  _<*.  For Christmas selections at very low  prices.  Any of these will make very acceptable as well as economical 'Christmas  presents. Come and see. the materials  to properly l ealize how big onr offer is.  A full dress length of 6 yards,  Fancy  Colored Dress Material,  rou^h  effect.  Black raised on grounds, blue' myrtle. '  brown,     cardinal   and   seal,     Actual  value ������0.50,   as,  a  special  Christmas*  offering $5 00  Black French Fancy Dress Material,  Silk Raised; effect very rich in appearance and many,uncommon styles  and patterns to select from. Six yds.  for *.' $4 CO  inter o - , -,  'Underskirts' .'���������--'*/ '  -^neither lot, same kind - as last has  reached us. We are proud oi' the.-.e  Skirts; proud of the friends they li;ive4y  made for u ... Amongst the-new', ones  just arrived forthe December selling-'-;'"  are'some pretty novelties in Black and  Coloied uiei'cevised materials.  Holiday. " ~s';y  -Handkerchiefs  ;  Always a sensible and acceptable  Christmas Gift.  HANDKERCHIEFS BY MAIL.  The term " Mail Orders " must not be  mistaken to mean orders for goods  that may be shipped as a mail p.u eel,  We mean also goods lhat you will  want shipped by ex pi ess or ti eight  ���������even a carload, but one special advantage about H.'iudkert'hiers-is they  can be .ent in a leiter." For men, hnlf-  a dozen for ��������� 75c.  Irish Lawn Handkerchiefs for men  and women, all with neat J and J hems.  Men's are all with 1 inch "hem---, all  hemstitched and in half dozen lots.  We guarantee,the very best, of satisfaction for women. Half a dozen  for 50c.  Ladies' real Lace Handkerchiefs, Maltese Luce Edges with Pure Silk Centres.   Each $1 00, $125 and 5150  kLadiesL  Neckwear  '���������Ladies' Colored Satin Stocks with neat  Bows,  Special.'.**:* 50c each  Lace  Scarfs,  very stylish,   in pretty  designs.    Special  75c  For the Boys  I say, Tom. what say you tn a gond  Pocket Knife as a Christmas gift.  Hurrah! immense I Boys' Pearl  Handle Pocket Knives with two  Blades.   Special '. .30c.  Boys'Good Strong Knives, one blade.  Special ? 10c.  I Christmas  Slippers  Winter evenings comfort, will be in  the thoughts of those who choose  Slippers here. They are for Gi.md-  maina or four-year-old and all ages  between. '"'  Children's Thick German Slippers.  Thick Felt Soles, fronts worked in  motto .designs, nice, - com for table  House'Slippers. Sizes 7, 8. 9. 10, at   50c  Ladies' Fine Tan, Goatskin Slippers,  with white fleece lining, soft turned  leather soles. The must comfortable  House Slipper made. Imported good".  Sizes 3 to 7.   Price $2 25  Ladies' Black Felt House Slippeiv,  with Fur Trimming**, elastic over  instep, covered witli Felt, Very en-v  and warm."   Sizes 3 to 7. SI 75  Dressing"  Sacques  Jt these chilly davs, madeot gootl qnality  J[ Eiderdovv'n Flannel in pietty shades of  l\ Pink. Blue and Red, neatly edged  1 Jl with (laitity embroidery. "Special  JI |l value $2.25; Holiday price. SI 75  Pretty  Silk Waists  These dainty Silk Waists are much ���������'  appreciated as a Christmas Gift by  tasteful ladies. Here's a splendid  air.iy of magnificent beauty, exquisite  color, lints smart, jaunty and dignified, and..above all stylish, lined  throughout and closely tucked.. These  silk waists will be the cvnosure of all  eyes.   Tomorrow Special $6 00*  Special  Fur Values  A, larger and better assortment of  fine Fms here than you'll find at. a  regular fur store and from lu to 25 per  cent, lower in price.        -_      ' -*      -  Soys'   ��������� -. . " J '���������  er-Suits--"  Boys'   Biown   Tweed   Suits",  .special  make, from ...-_..."....'.- .1.50  Boys' Nuvy Blue Sailbr Suits, strongly *���������  Hindi*, from  ..'.- 82 23 '  -Boys'   Three-Piece Navy  Suits,   well  sewn and made, from  $4 50  Read These  Special Prices  Ladies' New Greenland Seal Capes,  very high collar, cut full, sweep lined,  Sea'l   Brown   Sateen*.      Regular  $30;  Special $22 00-  Ladies' very Handsome Electric Seal  Cape'rines trimmed best Seal Brown  Satin, High Storm Collar, a perfect  garment. Usual price $25; Special..  V * $10 50  Specials in  Holiday  Groceries  New Table Raisins���������20c.  Fined Pudding Raisins���������10c.  Seeded Raisins, 1 lb., per Ib���������12*.c.  _ Best Cleaned Currants���������10c.  ' New Orange Lemon Peel���������20c  New Citron Peel���������2oc.  1 Sugar Cured Hams���������18c.  Readv-Made Icings 12Vc.  New.Tahle Figs���������20c. "...  Finest*Corn Starch���������10c.  ��������� Prepared Jellies���������12Jc.  Mincemeat���������12tc." ,     -  ."Granulated Sugar���������OJc.^  ."  Pate-.de'rfois-gras���������40c.  Royati a' la Bordelnise���������25c.  Queen Olives���������40c, -       ��������� '    -  -   .<&  Jackets, Capes  and Costumes  ���������io to so Per Cent. Off.*  Saturday is always a busy day in the  Jacket, and Cape Salon. Tomorrow's  values will interest- you because of  their excellence and variety; values  "that have hitherto been unheard of nt  this season of the year. Remember  ladies tliat this sale saves you exactly   10c. to 50c. on every dollar.  Boys' Reefers  Boys'   Winter Reefers,   Nap    Cloth,  Specially well finished; from $2 00  Toilet Sets  Five China Toilet, Sets, in Hue, heliotrope, nr pink decorations, beaut if nil v  gold>trippled $9 00  Enameled   10 pieces large  Ewer and  b.isir. in blue, brown and pink . ..$3 50  Gloves for  Christmas Gifts  A  grateful   and   hearty   hand shake  (from the recipient  if you  give  theso  Christmas Gloves.  Ladies' first choice real Moro Buck  Gloves  picque  sewn,   gusset   Ilngeis,  1 i ncd, 0J to 7J.   Per pair $2 00  Gent's Wool Lined Kid Gloves, are  Dome fastners, in tan and brown.$1,25  Jaunty Hats  The proper thing lo wear with Tailnr-  Mnde Suits. Wc offer you yourt boice  among Rough Riders and Golf Hats  that were marked from $1 50 to $2 50.  Christmas only. $1 50  These Ready-to-Wear in the most,  becoming of this season's styles.  Ladies' Dress Shape Turbans and un-  tt-mimed Walking Hats, fine fni* and  wool felt; brown, inwn. gieen, cardinal. Regular $2.00 and $2.25 qualities.   $1.50  Bourne Bros/ Great Departmental Store.  This Store will close at 9 p.m. until alter Christmas.  Fine China  Something in China  . China   is   the   craze   this    Christmas  again.    We can supply  it no  matter  what is  your "choice,  and our expert   .  packer will make it"reach you safely.  Mother Would Be Delighted.  .French Limoges, .-China  Tea Service,.  44   pieces, in   Buifleuv shape,   with  a  pvetty   decoration   of    wild    flowers,  burnished gold handles $9 50  The Whole Family  Might Join in This One.    ,  Fine Wedgevvood  China Dinner Set.  101  pieces, .including soup tureen,-.3  meat dishes,  large  berry  bowl, sauce  tureen, etc., beautifully decorated,  as ,  only French artists can  do;'full  gold  edges   and     gold    stippled     handles^  Set ".....-..-...".. .$24 50  For Five O'Clock Tea.       "'    - '  'China  Tetp-a-Tete.Sets   -of   Teapot,'.  Sugar and Cream Pitcher,    One-third " -  dozen Cups and" Saucers,  beautifully'-  "decorated, from-...._..'...-... -. $3 50  Fancy Cup* and Saucers/ T  In Dresden,'-*Limoges"  aiid  Haviland"'-  China;' alvyays in   big demand  during.  .  , the Holiday.Setisoii.--.Our stock never"'.  '"pleased us so well as-fiow.*".. Shoppers -"���������  will   find  many daintv   gifts  among  them - :...25c. 50e. 75c.  - ' Shaving Mugs. ���������   .     '"   ', f ���������  Fine  China,   floial  decorations,  bur-  - nished gold *.  .50c. 60c. 75c-  ���������i. ' Lamps for the Parlor.   .��������� '?  The handsome decorated lamps'of'the*  ��������� season are a"whole parlor decoration  in themselves. We have a beautiful  'collection with hand-painted floral  designs on globe and font, central  , draught burner, entirely.new in style.  Special price, two sizes...-..$2 75 $5 50  A Wine Set.'  .Fine Flint Cut Glass Decanter, .clear  crystal cut bowlr stem  and stopper. -  and six wine glasses.' Set -...$4 00  Milk or Porridge Sets.'    '     i  A nice   present'for  the   little  ones,-  three pieces, pitcher, bowl and plate���������  *-���������'��������� -.'- :$1 50  Our collection of imported China and  Glassware contains .- some of the  prettiest gift things we, have in stock,  and so inexpensive, too, for such fine*  wares.  Syrup pitchers���������75c,  Mustard pots���������25c. 35c. 50c.  k       Chocolate Pots���������75c.  Chocolate Cups ami  Saucers, half  dozen���������$1.50.  After Dinner Cups and Saucers, 1 doz.  ^^    ���������$1.50.          -  SalairBnwls���������"ocT ?   "    ^-^  Bread and Butter Plates, dozen $2;  Dessert Plates���������$3.00.   *  Fancy Plates up to $5.00 per doz, -  Fruit Seis. .     .  .  Moustache Cups and Brushes���������75c.  Ice Cream Sets - $2.00 "  Cut Glass Tumblers,  per doz.���������$3.  Chrismas  :  Clothing  and Furnishings  o There's enough of the* Christmas idea  - in these articles to prevent, any one  from thinking that yon aie providing  liouie with llie'necessaries of life, and  yet they're for warmth and wear.  Silk Mufflers, the latent colorings and  designs, brocade stripes.  Silver Grey  checks and plaids 75c. and $1 00  Stylish Neckwear, "special designs,  I he new   Purple*  in  nil   shapes,   puffs  four in-Iianil, Imperial.-, etc., al SOc  Silk Handkerchief", extra value at  Xic, better qualities worth $1.25 and  $1.30. nt-. 50c. to.$l 00-  Braces, fancy and plain,  at 25c. 50c.  and 75c.  Men's Fancy Tattersal Vests, double  ��������� breasted, with Collai, green with red  nnd light blue spots, trimmings _pf  flrtit-clns- material and well fm nished.  All sizes $1.50  Misses'  Gauntlet Mitts  for Christmas  Misses' Imitation Grey Lamb Gauntlet -Mitts, per pair *. 75c  Our  Popular Skates  Mote Skates lipre to choose from than  in anv two stoics in the City.       Rea.l  this list of prices, then come heie ar.d  inspect tin* goods.  GOOD STRONG SKATES 75c to $1.50  GOOD HOCKP;YSKATES 75c to $1.50  GIVE THEM COLD STEEL  But the Boers Could Not Wait  For It.  ���������a^^.sr-tg^d'wr'r'^*^^  A BOER HOWITZER DESTROYED  Fresh Details Respecting the Stormberg'  Disaster.���������One Gun Mired in a Ravine  and Another Lost in a Quicksand.���������'  Rhodesian Force Marching to the'"  Relief of Mafeking. Which Reported*  All Safe on November 24th.  [SPECIAL DESrATcn TO THE UERALD.]  London, Dec. 13.��������� The War office,"  publishes the following from General'  White, dated Dec. II: Last night Col.'  Metcalfe and 500 of the Second Rifle'  Brigade sorlied to capture the Boer'  howitzer on the hill. Tliey reached'1,  the crest without being discoveredand"  drove off the enemy and then destroyed the howitzer with gun -  cotton. When returning, Metcalfe "  found liis retirement' barred by the -  Boers, but he forced his way through, \  using the bayonets freely. The Boer.',  losses were considerable. The British'  losses were: Lieut. Ferguson and II ���������  men killed; Capt. Pale, Second Lieut,-,'  Davinport, Second Lieut.'Bond and'"!  41 men wounded and six men captured '  who remained hehind-in charge of the-  wounded.  A    War    office    despatch  reports*  Mafeking safe np till Nov. 24th,  but'  that the Boers have been shelling the^.  town since Nov. 27th-with increased"  effect.      ��������� ���������        .  It seems that in Sir'Archibald Hunt-',  er's sally from  Ladysmith to capture"1  the Boer guns,  the British   did   not-,  carry   bayonets. " While _they  were  storming the hill the ���������Boers' suddenly v",  arose from the'steep and rushed to the'-  edge'and opened fire upon the British, -"  but just before thej British  secured a-/  footing ou the top of-the liill 'someone !-  shouted " fix bayonets, and'give them,v-  cold steel."   At this the BoersHurned;^  and   fled   into  darkness.'  The -Boers-*  fear the British bayonets." -   " n'   ' '   "'.,*?.  " Lady'. Wilson haVbeeiiTeichiinged'  for ii Boer woman, who was a prisoner*'  at Mafeking.j   <   [V    *   -'"[-.';'������������������"',.- "v?  - ���������;Gatacre -/reports ^tts' follqwsV'r-Tlie'.  idea   of   the'-'attnek    on    Stormberg'''  .seemed to" promise a certain success?.-1  but the distance vvas under-estimated'!  by myself and the local guides.'    -The-*"-.  Cape ,moiinted--'police *'tbok  us some':  miles out of the way, consequently we'  marched from 9:30 p.m.. till 4 a.m. and  were landed iVi an impossible position.'  I do not consider the error intentional.'  The Boers commenced firing from" the'-  top'of an unscaleable hill and wounded  a good many of our men,* while in "tlie''  open plain. .The Second I-Jorthuniber-/.  lands tried to turn oiit the'eneniynb'ut"'"'  failed.      The  Second  Irish Fusiliers. ,  seized   a kopje ..near by and held on-  supported , by the mounted infaritry."-  and   Cape 'police.     The  guns'- under*'  Jeffreys could  not have been better',  handled, but I regret to say that one-1  gun was overturned in a small nullah*;  and  another sank in  the quicksand.-.  Neither" could be extricated.  Capetown, Dec. 12.���������It is* reported!-,  that heavy fighting was heard all day * *  yesterday in the direction of, Modder-v  River. . ".'.'..  London. Dec. 12.���������The war oflice is"'-  unable to,confirm the report' of the '  Modder River- battle of yesterday. ' - ,  ���������The'Rhodesia-force advancing-to thc=*  relief of Mafeking, readied Gaberones"-  Fort on lhe 2nd.   The Boers hnd e vac- -  uated the fort.. The Rhodesians are"'  repairing the railroad as they advance.-  The latest from   Mafeking .shows the"  garrison and inhabitants on reduced ra--  tfbns.   Water.is plentiful.  Gen.  French's  artillery   yesterday  forced an  advance,post of the Boers*  south of- Colesburg to evacuate its po--  sition.        . '  iThe following dispatch is from Pres.-  Steyn.-respecling the British disaster,.,  at Stounberg:���������"The British witli.O-*  guns attacked the Boers at Stormburg.-  The British were compelled to snnvn--*  der. after a severe fight."  A fuither icport from  Gatacre re-*  carding the Stormberg disaster savs  -  he docs not consider the et ror of tho*  guides intentional, us the distance whh^  inidere.-limated  both   by himself and  the guides.   The troops muicheil from1.  9:30 p.m. until 4 a.m.-.when  tbey weie-  I.inileil in an impassable position.    The*'.  Boers opening lire nccuraiely. one British gun was overturned and a" secundt.  sank in quicksand.   Botii were left behind. - The missing Nortlminl.i'ilands ���������  nuinber 300. - The. Ii ish rifles* and -2Toi-  th.millet-lands number SOC.   The Irish-  Rifles and Xnrlhiiiiiherlnnils were sent -  to Sleikssttom to recuperate .-ind tbe.'  wounded pioceeded to Qucenstovvti.  There i.s no confirmation of the* report that tlieBoersi-aptiii-t'doO'Britisli.1-  soldiei-s at Modder River on the 10th.  V"I&  *    -"i   - ''* ������������i  '.J'     1    ���������, ' -_,%, ll1-���������,���������  "..v-,.;.-;3-!_^j_M|  '- ^ * <,* ,.'* ,*-*?3s������h  r., '.'y. ��������� -.--"��������� itfxgs  ���������y-vAv.'C  <: - x: "OS  .,������-���������' ,.-,' -V:i  ,    ��������� *������ *,  D-fi'i1*  ���������-C   .     ���������*~"'. 1  '*  ^ __������&_*_  ,-  -v'iB  --'4 IH  ... c-aSS  I  v-  ... w.  _____*���������  ">*  Kellie Caught Napping-'Again.."  1  There   i.s considerable   agitation   in"  Trout  Lake  Cily   and   through   the-  Lardeau generally at the it-cent gerrymandering of the Ainsworth  mining  division, which takes from Trout Lake  to   give  to  Ainsworth   the   country13  south of Haley and Tendeifoot creeks-  and the whole east slope of the Duncan lidge, cutting off such  promising*'  propei ties    as   the   Black   Diamond,  LiMle Robert,  Binnockbiirn. Abbot*,  Wagner nnd the whole of the   West-   -  fall group, of pronerties fur the benefit  of Knslo.     The HunALD will revert to-  this hhindei ing and  iniquitious piece--  of legislation   in   its next issue.   The*  Tonic very pel tir.ently iuqiiii ies if Mr������*  Kellie is asleep.  . "/'_'  ������������>juj>--a������"-Wmli wo*?. ��������������� -  Revelstoke  Herald  Publlnhcd In Interests of  RcT.Utokc, Lardeau, Biff Head, Trout Lake  lllicillovTiiei, AlKri Canyon. J.miuu  Pass and Eagle Pasfi Distriili.  Proprietor  is subjected to an extraordinary humiliation, when lie is rebuked for issuing  an order making Col. Stone chief  staff officer. It has been given out  officially to all the government organs  that General Hutton has been called  to account for issuing this order vvlth-  A. JOHNSO.-i  a  _������__-������������������. ������kI v Journal, pulilislieil In,fhe out Dr. Borden's approval.  v.mo.1   ol    R*vilMOk������  and   ilm  surroundlne  SwrlK, WUnesdays  anil  S.iuii<"V*. i"~>k"'K  ilnm *>o___������_on3 vTlth alltralm.  Advwitaim Kale.:     IJisplav   alii, *!������_. ljcr  WHAT THE WAR IS ABOUT  A Summary of Its    Causes   Given by  an American Journal.  The following summary of the causes  MODDER RIVER.  of the South African war is given by .^j. tQ th(J gt        o������ the    mal.c  The Interior, of Chicago.      It is one :Camlilhar in Lhe Afglia_. war of  ���������olumn iuch.r-.uo per  _; *   _1  ads.  [Is _rtt*"inMnioiv  ii_������.l>*ff������.   i.������, pe. iutli -"'I"*"  "Bul'ti\a,1V"  L,iial  ads.lOc per (lioiipiiriell.lino  .._.iii...*, Se lor ea.l. addition a   insei-  Rub.   B_������din������ uotlCM.lOc per lino tacii imuc.  __nh, _UrTi������je aud Deaili notices, free  ���������ut-criptloi. ltatei:   By mail ���������?V���������J>*-W  p������- annual; ������1 _* tor ���������!_ aiomlis, etricilj 111 M  ���������S?'job Department: Thk ."''*V^? ,*{������}!  D.l_trtui������nt is one of U.e best onuipped "j1'ft  t.fflceiin West Kootenay.,and us l"l;"*-'1 l."  _M0i.it all kinds of priiiUiiK ������'������ W'fob ?oo  Bon������t prlc������*. Onc price io all. .-'������ *������������ f���������  __r������������-noue too siniill-lor iu. M'*������ ������>''l-"  promptlv attended to.   Givo us a trial on join  nro������C^??^pondents; We invite corro8-.oi.il.  eneionaiiy subjec. of interest o tl e bc..oi.i  pnbllc. aud desire a reliable r������KUl'ii i-oiies  toocnt in every loealliy siirrqiiiuluis" ''^".V,1;  Soke In il cases thc-lKiiiii lidenaiiH. of tlio  Trit������- must accompany manuscript, but not  ue������e������_rlly for publication.  Address all communications  REVELSTOKE   HERALD  TO EXTERMINATE THE CRIMINAL  As  society  grows self  conscious  it  becomes aware that some  NOTICE TO  CORRESPONDENTS.  showing    C.i-  the  increa.-"-.',  revenue  is   coming   i*'  For    -a-  1   All correspondence must be legibly written  Uforait .anu.'l'C'irin lm* H".ka''"'     THE GROWING TIME  It is still a growing time. Tne  finance department and the department ol trade and commerce give out  monthly   statements '*"  adian   trade  is  yet  on  md  that the  revenue  taster  than it did  before,  itance   it is announced that the t -  stance, ii ���������=> .      ...     moui__  toms revenue for tne. " , . ��������� ���������.������������������  from Julv to November, inclusive, was  nve? twelve millions. How that coai-  pl'res vAth other years is -bownVi  the following table, giving the fl_u_e_  Tor-the  same  lire  "������������*������     -^^  isa**    . lo.rey.coi*  iSS:: :: :: ::.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12-0^  It will he seen that the reven-io  from customs is nearly half as i_.- e  l������_?n as it.was in the same |������e  months four years ago and sue  fifteen per cent larger ihan i "���������"*-,"���������  two years ago. This increase n *-.-  clip J correspond with the incre-ue  in the value of  imports.  But the consumer of imported articles wal he interested to Kiiov.  that the quantity of feoods hrouv.!.  in Is no greater than in lb97, or v-r.  1896 The price of iron and ste .  than doubled in ten months  on    the    avei-ag**  in  has more  Cotton  goods  are  probably twenty per ceo- higher ......  they were three years _go.   In������P^������-a  woollens   have  also   advanced.   Bon...,  and  shoes are  twenty-flve    per  c<"ii  higher'than  one  year  "go.    bo  ua-  when the trade returns ahow thai, llie  imports of Canada increase say -. u-.s-iy  millions they do not m**an    that lhc  Canadians  have  bought" more  go'-c=*.  They only mean that they paid more  for  the same  quantity  of  goods.  Almost of the customs duties are based  upon values,  it is eas,*    to  see how  the  revenues   increase,   'lhe farmers  wife, who buys "goods for'-'"her children's clothes/ or hoots for her boys  and girls, pays more"than she did^ a  vear ago,-or  two .years  ago  fo*  '.'-.u  Ume articles. The price at which the  goods are   imported   is   higher,   anil  the higher the price, the higher the  dutv.      Then  the  importer and   ^hu  retailer   have   to   make    their   profit  out ot the money paid into the customs house, as well as on the money  sent to the factory abroad.    Let u������.  in considering  the  gloving  accounts  which we read of the "growing time"  as shown by the  trade returns, l*"fir  in  mind that so far  as  last y ")���������".-  is  concerned,   the   growth  is   main,    'n  the value of the import*., and trii is  ' due  not to  the  increased   purchases,  hut to higher prices.      Let it      '. ic  forgotten that when the  minister ot  finance boasts of his increased  ne from customs he is after all ouly  boasting that he  is    able    to  get   a  larger amount  of taxes  out  of  eacit  yard of cloth, or each pound of meat,  "or each article o������ cloi^i-.g.  of itself  does not behave well. Without  touching on all the questionable  shades and degrees of human conduc.  which are more or less Injurious to  society, some phases of behavior are  palpably had, and must be dealt with  In some fashion, elso the body politic expires.  Soeietv's early method was a promp.  excision of the part affected. Was  there a criminal Oft with his head!  This, system was simple, cheap and  easy; but after centuries of praoliir  it. has dawned upon society that  criminality is much like a beard���������it  grows hy shaving.  Various depilatories have been recommended and applied, hut. the crop  reappears constantly.  All this whilo society took the  criminal ns a dispensation of Provld-  enco and never questioned but that .v  mttst exist. Today, this ancient assumption totters visibly: wc gaze askance about our criminal class, and  begin to wonder where it come. Trom  ���������what makes It.  Some thought has been givim to  cutting off the line of individual criminals. That does not. work. Crlnr*  is not hereditary in thnt sense an;,  degree. There aro not in the worn,  merely certain strains of crin-lnn  Wood which, being eliminated, nil  would go well. ,  Then society, com me still '���������'���������;���������������  nwake, begins to perceive: that hum  anitv���������just common, average * "nan ���������  uV-lresponds to certain condition.  "-ith astonishing regularity of result  that children-good, ordinary aver  age children-Hems ���������*W*ei 1������ '������V  tain conditions, physical, ment.. ,  moral, social, become exactly ** hat  mlEht havo been expected. An occasional hero resists the conditions tor  a time; but a few generations of it  reduce that rare exception to the ru e.  Certain conditions produce cnmintilo.  Society is now on the right frank.  It has learned that social disease only  requires other treatment than shaving.  What conditions produce criminals?  How can we remove the conditions  and so exterminate the crop of enm-  m While wc are studying those specific  conditions" which develop criminals,  and how on the one hand to eliminate  the conditions, and on tho other to  strengthen the residence of the individual, one thing we can do now. W e  can seize upon every chilc^ now horn  in the surroundings which vve know-  to' be crimo producing and sublet  him to years of child gardening.  We have plain proof in gat acred  facts ot the reduction in criminality,  which throe or four years of kindergarten training gives, and the objection made bv parents to "compulsory  education" at a later age does not  hold in babyhood. , ���������  Mr. Horace Fletcher is preaching  this movement, and the good sense of  tho country ought to help it along-  The saving in money alone,ought  to appeal to the most sordid. Crimim!:-  aro a serious pecuniary loss to the  State. We should offer a reward for  their extermination, as we do for that  of the thistle.  cl tho hest wo have seen in such  short compass and is all the more  i.leasing coming from across the line:  Six principal points are involved in  ihe arbitrament precipitated by the  formal declaration of war by the Boer  government.     They are:  1.   Taxation without representation.  The British government demanded fo'-  B--itish  subjects  that this  should  be  rectified.     The Boers finally made the  concession that five years of residence  rnd the oath o������ allegiance to thc TCocr  republic should entitle    an outlandov  to vote.      But this    concession    was  placed  under limitations which prac  tii ally  nullified  it.      It was    not  an  honest offer.      The Imperial  government demanded a five year limit to  1'Olitical   incompetency,   and  that the  ballot should not he subjected to any  nrllifylng conditions. This the Boers  lefuscd, unless thc Imperial    government should renounce suzerainty. The  Ial ter refused to discuss tliat question  and    the Boers    then    withdrew    the  offer.  2. Trial hy jury. British sufilecti |  .ve not allowed a trial hy a jurv of  iheir peers, as under the laws ot fi 1  F-.gllsh spoakins": people. A Hr.t*.*..  subject under thc Boer oligarchy  must bo tried hy a jury of Boers.  S-i Kducatiou. In tho public  relools the English language is no",  pllowcd. As tho population of Jn-  h. imcsbnrg Is twenty English to one  io"r this was a virtual exclusion of  English children from tlm schools.  Tho imperial government Hemandrf  -.n behalf of British subjects, that  the two lnnguaires should stand on an  (���������'quality���������English speakers to have  m.p same henelils as those exclusively  p.'ivon to  the  Dutch.      This was   re-  fured. .       rri,-,.n  31. Municipal government. I heie  are only about 1,000 Boers In Johannesburg to 23-1,000 outlandcrs.   lhe  To lind a parallel in recent Bn>  ish military history lo General Lor I  Methuen's brilliant advance for the  relief   of   Kimbeney   one   must   turn  h    to  1880.  iksii K������.^Bi'ii-.a������  ��������� / :  t ��������� i->   ? i 4  *"< V   *^  ;���������  In  that year  General  Lord  Robe.is,  with a force of 10,000 men,  made    a  march through a difiicult and trying  country,   against  loes   who,   like   the  Boers, preierred to llgnt lrom strom;  and rocKy positions,  out    who werj  not a wait backward in making headlong charges when  lhe    opportuni' ,-  seemed   favorable,    ugriust    Uritish  bayonets  and  guns.    Day  after  day  Roberts continued his march, in    i!s  progress inflicting upo the loe defeat  after defeat, and finally raising    the  siege of Candahar anu rescuing    its  garrison,  including the remnant of a  force,    which,    under    Major-General  Burroughs, had met  A-ilh disaster at  Waivvanda.   There xxa3 v.ue dlltcrence  between   tho    exploits    of    the  two  forces.   In   the   latter case Britain and  the empire learns  from  day to day  how.   General     Methuer.     is    getting  along. In the former' case Lord Rob-  ens was without railway    or    tei";  graphic communication, and  after his  march was fairly commenced Britain  had  no news  of  him  for    day   after  day.-    Over   two  weeks  wero  passed  In   dreadful   suspense,   r.nd   then   tho  empire  awoke   to  read  with  feeling's  of pride and joy that llrberts was in  Candahar, and that eruc-1 and treacherous   loes   had     received     salutary  punishment for wrongs upon British  subjects.  So  today  the people  ot  the  qu:eu  the world over will Toad of the "bailie  river, following as it does upou tw>  previously  hard  fought engagements,  and will feel that the British  army  of  today   is    the    samj    as   of   ola.  The batte is  the best answer to  the  abuse  which  foreign  critics have^far  years past thrown at Uie army. Tacy  havo   derided   the    army    in   season  and out���������condemned it as heing composed of degenerates, ot weedy-chested   undersized    men    and    ignorant  ollicers.      "An    army     fit    to   fight  savages  only'" 'has   beeu   their    cry;  forgetting  their  own   army,   particularly the case of France, Russia and  Germany, have had  even little    experience  even  in  that kind  of war-  far, and are* superior to British only  on paper.   Britain's wars with  senu-  civilized people were said to have unfitted   her  for   more    serious    wotlt.  Glencoe,   Eland's    Laagte,     Belmont  and Gras Pan were  tlif.  first replies  to a supposition too readily assumed:  Modder Rived  should settle    the  argument. "  I    It  is apporent that the Boers  Unbounded confidence in their i  "!c. stem    th.o    advanc.       As   General  M'.'thuen's   despatches  'clearly   sho~v,  they were    strongly entrenched,    had  plenty of guns, and their lines vvrre  :.o arranged that   the river, being   in  flood, formed    a mest effective    prelection tor both   their' right   and lo'l  flanks,    compelling the British troops-  -.o  make a direct    front    attack,  th.3  most dangerous of all operations in a  pitched battle.     But it is on such occasions as these that the valor of tii"  soldiers of the Queen stands out, and  after fighting for    10 hours,   without  liend Office, Tot-ousto.  Capital   Authorized,    -    $2,500,000.00  Capital Paid Up,  Rest,  $2,311,034.00  $1,502,172.00  ������  8:  &  '.ir-  THE MOLSONS  BANK  lNl"(>UI'("l!A'il~".>  11V  ACT  (IF  P -HMVMENT, 1855.  HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL  3  31  DIRKCTORS:  I-I.   S.   Howland,   President  T.R.Merritt.VIce-Pres,   St.   Catherines  AVilliam  Ramsay,   Robert  Jaffray  Hugh   Ryan,   T   Sutherland,   Stayner  Elias Rodgers  D, R. Wilkie, General Manager  BRANCHES  North West and British Columbia:  Brandon,      Calgary,      Edmonton,  Golden, Nelson, Portage la Pralne  Prince        Albert,        Strathcona,  Vancouver, Winnipeg, Revelstoke.  Ontario:  Essex, Fergus, Gait, Ingersoll,  Llstowol, Niagara Falls, Port  Colborne, Rat Portage, Sault Ste.  Marie, St. Catherines, St.Thomas,  Toronto, Welland, Woodstock,  Hamilton. ,  Quebec:  Montreal.  Savings Bank Department���������Deposits  ot il and upwards received and Interest  allowed.  Debentures���������Provincial, Municipal,  and   other  debentures  purchased.  Drafts and Letters of Credit���������  Available - at all points of Canada,  Untied Kingdom , United States,  Europe, India, China, Japan, Australia, Nevv  Zealand  etc.  Gold   purchased.  This  bank   issues   Special   Receipts  which  will  bo  accounted   for at any  of  the  Hudson's   Bay   Co's  Posts   in  thc Yukon and Northern districts.  A. R,. B   J3.SAKN.  Mnnngor Tiovplstoke Branch.  PAIU'.JPOAPITAL      - $2,000,000  l.K&T FUND - \$1,500.000  WKKCl'OKS:   Wm. Miilsun JIaci'iiuhmin, l'r.'slilenl;  R.  II. ISwixn, Vii'o-Prcsldoiil  XX'. M. llAVI*-.lV,SASIUKI.  KlVLl'V, HKNl'Y A liOUIIIAI.l',  .1. I". CLKISIIOIIN,  It, .Maiiki.anii .Molson.  1'. Wo.u.iitToN TiiOM.'.B, Gonernl Manager.  -*ii>  Interest, allowed at current ���������"*  3  S������z     A goneral banking business transacted.  ftZ rates.  J. D. MOLSON,  M.VNA(li:lt, ltKVULSIOKK, B.C.  $  ���������KI/*  =3  V/biIll3GVV������L'i.ir.i   ifc ."H-OTT.  REAL ESTATE  MINING  AND  INSURANCE  AGENT  iC  ,enzi<  ____J___"_H_E  ind  ,;i...,,  THE RACE FOR OFFICE  It i3 believed that Mr. Beausoliei,  M. P. for Berthier, wat on Wednesday, appointed - postmaster of Montreal. The appointment was agreed  upon weeks ago, but was not fonr.-  allv made.     If it should be gazetted  The question at Ottawa is, what is  whisky?     Government analysts   have  recently examined a lot ii samples .���������-���������*  alleged   Scotch    whisky,     and    havo  found that a good many of the samples  were  adulterated.    _evtain  t"-*"-'  proved that the whiskies in questi in  had  been  made  mainly  from   patent  still   alcohol   by   dilutions,     colorii".;  and   flavor,   and   were   therefore   _~ot  entitled to be called wnioky.   Out of  the   twenty-eight   samples     fourteen  were sold under a name which thev  did not deserve,    lt is suggested *.nal  the term "whisky" shoulc be defined  [by the government.   But why no'., m  the meantime, print the names of the  manufacturers     of     thc   adulterated  stuff  and   the  labels  under   which   it  is   sold?   Why'does   the   government  employ   analysts   to   detect.  adul-.n.--  tions   and   then   protect    the   rasc.iis  who   adulterate,   by  concealing   their  identity?  II.. ,i,li,w... a ' .  ".nor government clung to  its exciu  sivo right to govern the English ritv  ���������vithont the consent of the governo'i  C    Kxlorlionate    taxation.     Beforo  the English discovered and developet  tiie    Kimberley    and    Witwatersraml  mines the  total  income  of  the Boer  government was about six million ool  h'l-s       It   is   now   about   four   times  lhat amount, or a levy upon the out-  i.   ders  of $19,000,000  per  annum,  in  thc expenditure of which tho taxpayers  are allowed no voice.  6.   Slavery.     Though this does not  appear in the diplomatic discussion, it  has effected the sentiments ot British  sutjects towards the Boers. The natives are really enslaved hy them.They  call it apprenticeship, but the m-  I've youths are held to work and to'l  without compensation during the most  effective period of their lives, namely,  till the" age of 28. After that ns-e  Lhey are held to service by terrorism,  in many, if not most' instances. Th's  is highly repugnant to the British  constitution, whoso glory has been  that no slave can tread on British  sell.     The earth emancipates him the  inslant he stands upon it.    ��������� ,.^���������.   ..a ^  Theso are the issues upon which-1^������ ^i-Uvat^: the entrenchments wore  the Transvaal and Orange Iree Sate carrip;d ty stol-m. Further proof -r  have thrown down the gauge of battle. lhe conljfien-0e of the enemv lies in  Tne contention was not over the right \ fact--j,f dividing 'their forces an<*.  of-the Boors to self government. Thtt, |so-(liT1 lr0������g detachments to Irv  the Imperial government has never !u^uoUlslong at Belmont and Gras Pan,  ouestioned nor made any attempt* to |i.irtea(1 ot combining all their cor.i-  c-rcumscribe. The demand of the Eng- mi,n(jos aTKi awaiting the coming o'.  .ish is that Englishmen within the ,.,.,. British. Such a course would  iimils of the British empire shall have 1,^ nccessitated "the forcing of ..  equal enjoyment of that .right with  all others.  Barristers,  Solicitors, Notaries Public,  Etc.  Taylor Block, McKenzie Avenue, Revelstoke Station.  Money To Loan.  White,. J.  M.  Scott, B.A..  Q. C. L. L. B.  F. Ii. Gwlllim,  W.  HARVEy & BleCARYB  /������  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in  Barristers,  Solicitors, Etc.  .Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada  Company funds to loan-at 8  per cent.  Olllces:      Molsons Bank Block.  First Street, Revelstoke Station, B. C.  J. W. Cross, M. D.  Ofuc:   T.i.ylnr   l!loi*k, M.ickcnzie  lli'VelsL.lvC.  .  "nryeo-i t-i HicC.r.lt  ilc.i in ollicei, (Ji'.y of Itcve'.i.o c.  DOMINION POLITICS-  j__>rt������.'_:.r_rT_~ll!AN CHUIvCK���������Ileyclsiokti,  " i-iirvico .Vfij Wundity u. 11 ii.ni. t-i.'l 7::1'J  i.n.. Bib ���������-; i-l.as it 2::i0 ii.ni., to -.vlucii  ���������.ti .ire i\..l.*ou:i!. i'myt-i- , .���������ciiny al H p.m.  ���������jvcry WediiU'dur.   llfc-y   T. M1SMZIES, Pastnr  ���������, OlT'tX     CATHOLIC -OUXJEOH ��������� ftovel-  '���������    bloke      Maoa   tlrbt ar.il ihinl Hunilnys in  men ,n dt,]0:.".0 ������ _������.  _^ RKV. FATHER THAYBK.  "2 AI,VATIOK A1SMY���������Meetings every Uglit  O   in iliuir hall on Front Strcot  ime  13      1*  Sausage  Fish and Gamo in- season.  ��������� Ill .1 IWIIIIIIIIII   ��������� '  Table furnished with tho cli-iicest  lhe inarltr-l. alTorils. JJii������i. Wines  Li(|in>iM and  Um.'trB.     Larg ',   light  l.i'flr.'.onis.  Monthly rati;.  Rates    !j I  .dav.  si.ii.. Pfoji:  pacsage across thc river in the face of  if loot! and a, most terrific rifle and i:'-  'tillery fire, a feat ~tvhich even Cipnpril  Methuen, unless some unforseen chance  itad    aided   him, might     well     havo    jnreaded to   risk..    If the    desp2tchBs  A Montreal  special  to  the Toron:o ^indicating  that other  big  Boor  eon~-  World' says  the  statement    is  again |n*.undos are gathered    at    Spyfontoin  made ,anci with the greatest possible 'and will also offer resistance are true,  persistency, -that   the    Ottawa    gov- Ithe enemy,  cannot     be congraulstr.i'i  ernment have at length summoned up on. their tactics. "In union is strength"  courage   to  dissolve  parliament. -   *"   |is*. a proverb which the Boers have -ip-  La  Patrie   savs:   "Hon.   Mr.   Tarte li.orently iverlooked in thpir belief m  was   unable   to" go   to . Loudon, Ont, Jthc- infallibility of their arms.      Thr  todav,  where he was to have taken .measure  of success which  overwclir.-  part'"at   the   St.   Andrew'-    banquet. >������ numbers gave them in thp begia-  and  replv   to  the* toast  of  'Canada.'Icing of the campaign, both  in Nati"  *    *    *    He  has  been   indisposed   for and Cape Colony, may have had mud  some   days,   and   suffers  pa'n   in   t.he to  do with  this confidence, but it i"  region of his liver, traveling in rail- becoming more   and   more   appare-it  way trains fatiguing him very much, .that when opposed    hy forces equ^l-  although the minister was able to he ,lmg their own the strategy of  Br''-  at his office yesterday and today."     !ish generals and thc valor of Brltis')  troops are  more' than    a match    for  ithem, despite all tho advantages they  Methodist Church, Revelstoke  Preaching services' at 11 a. m.  and 7:30 p.m. Class meeting at the  close of the morning service. Sabbath school and Bible class at 2:30.  Weekly prayer meeting every' Wednesday evening at 7:30.': The public  aro cordially invited. Seats free.  . REV.S..T.THOMPSON,' Pastor.  Church of   England Sunday Services.  Eight a.m., Holy Communion; 11  meen.ig, litany and sermon, (Holy  Eucharist, first Sunday in the month);  '2:30 Sunday school, or- childrens'  tcrvice; 7:30'evensong (choral) and  sermon. ��������� Holy Days���������The Holy  Eucharist, is celebrated at 7 a.m. or 8  a.m.^ as announced. Fridays���������7:30  Evensong, with spiritual reading,  after Sunday school at 3:15.  ROBSBT .SAMSON  -RATI  Si.oo -P;  D J. V  Gootl accommodation. A good.'������������������������������������.r  ��������� well-piiiiyiip.1 -wUli e'lH'ce" *i it-?  liquors and' cigars.  F*re*n B::s Meets All Trains  Brown  & Poo!  ,-  Propv-ictofs. -" *" ''  ui!. PIONEER-LIVERY^  Food and Salo Stable of the Lnrdea--. and.Trout Lako  UNITED STATES MONEY.  The   Republicans     ni     tne   "Onite.1      _.. _ _      States   congress   promise   to   go   full  :th^f^rwould^bV-sdme*-ev-iQence-t'inrt-yf-e^^jjf-^p-0-si*t[5-n^  the government proposes to hold an- 'ideas o������ Bryanites. A committee of  other session before the election. If :tj,e jj0Use 0f representatives, named  a dissolution were expected within l������0r ^ puropSe 0f preparing a meas-  a few weeks, the appointment would !ure dealing with tho currency, aas  be allowed to stand over until- th.n. jprepared a bill, whose principal feat-  D. C. Fraser, M. P. for Guysboro. wbo iure is a declaration, "that the stand-  as lately given up his law pract'eo ei- anj 0������ vaiue shall, as now, be the  tirely and spends his whole time i.'v.r- .dollars, and shall consist of 25.S  ing about, has made forty speecj-es lgrains of gold." This is, in effect, I. .  tn   Manitoba  and  the    North    West liaw n0w,  the propos.n  ueing nota^ie  Did. Not Tell All  Ther. can be no doubt that Ho.i. h������|ve -n hom superior positions,  Mr. T_rte is far from being a viell The ]0������s Qf Ufe QR boh gides  man, but La Patrie did not go far ! sucU desperate conflicts is to ^ rc.  enough, and teil all that is taking iCTetted ^ much b lhose who havp  place these days around the; m"u������; < Alwavs favored Britain's* policy  terfial campfire on. Par lament hill. ;.-linst ,h republics as ly those who  is. .said_.that a dissolution '? near a j ^        w jersJstsutlv  -iran-dr"-rn7I-that-Mr.--iarte^v-iT'-imm.--J  -���������---   - -    ���������     U     -  diately   retire   from   th^*v^t ������PP������������������  % ^  and  accept  a   general   co������'i.is=.one    . river - appears  to  S^P Burner M.p" ^n'uccV "he8'f- been will have the Effect of  .vir.   cermer,   "-f- -������hltii r 'bringing   the  conflict    tc   a   speedu-  minister of public^vvork.^ as ^J1^ ,iMUo than indecisive .battles a iri  representative from this'--������������������������ skirmishes. And while we extol Ihe  Those  who   seem   to   be  well   posten  b , officers ind  mci  declare   that this is  the  real   reason  ?/aJ������rL ������J_ ������.VL.?-T n._0,. "!.-?n^ mc"-  Wood  6lt-��������� f ft tw-  Suddle    .and     Pack  always for hire.  Ilor-ea  freighting ' anil   Teaming  specialty. .  Draying and delivery work a specialty.' Teams always ready on shortest  notlo".      Coutrocta  for  lohblne   takon.  with Mr. Sifton. By way of prepar- | oniy as emphasizing what was meant  ation, Mr. Kirk, a former Liberal j but not so effectually declaring in the  member for Guysboro, who sl.o?-ed 'existing law. The declarations and  a disposition to be 'a candidate, but jeftorts 0f leading United States pub-  was not acceptable, has been provld- ji>iic. men,in what may be termed the  ���������d with the office of waiden ot i .e ;recent educative stage of the ctirrcacp  Dorchester penitentiary., The late '.question, have been directed to  ���������warden, Mr. Forster, who seems to maintain all the curreney of the  have been a good officei. was set:- country on a level with gold. Tli-j  pended somo fifteen months ago. He ! green backers had io b.j rombatcdi >-t  has been drawing his pay of $2!0i) [onc campaign, and the ���������:ilver coinag.'  a year ever since without doing any men in another. It had lo be shown  work, during which period the fait"- 'ngain that a paper prnmise to pay.  ful have been disputing over the pi- [unless something to pay it vvith was.  sltion.   An  investigation  was ordered .always   ready   fo,-     use    on   demand  was only a deceit. Tt had to be established once more that with silver,  I relative to gold, less than one half  [the value lt was when lhe coinage  [standards were fixed, a dollar of us-  | changed weight could not bfJ worth  jas much as the gold dollar that had  ! remained unaltered. "here were  r . I many who did not need to go through  General ��������� thls  procesSt  t,ut  ���������w)10j   for    politic:..!  be-  a year ago. It was held In secret of  course, and lately, when the -election, of Forster's successor had beer,  made, a report was obtained to suU  the   requirements  of  the  case.  POLITICS IN THE MILITIA  Dr. Borden ls in trouble.  Hutton  has    been    making    military  promoUons    without    consulting    the jieglgiatjon   .^  minister, and so has    failed    to pay i ba<-Cf-   on   thp  ..    '.reasons, felt impelled to acquiesce in  t tie i  to   the    silver    rea'ly  , ,-   -  i uascu   on   me  old   greenback  thco.-y.  sufficient    regard    for    party    cla ms. ;that Jt was the 3t that tR,  The General has fondly supposed that ,th        js  worth        rfhe  proposcd   ,,;,,  he could manage the Canadian militia jwj].   cu(.  th,g  & n w,���������  ,eave :l  without regard, to polities.      He has     ,        f       {] ^ thf.    llrlu,,  frequently declared that such was hi*:  intention. It Is not so easy to carry  cut these principles.  The General was forced, by political  rnjnence, to make changes in the list  of officers In the Canadian contingent.  He has been obliged to leave at home  officers whom he desired to send, and  to send some men with a pull whom  52 EM?of^Ks'lnesfheTas  ������J the  act, but  as  to the  possibility  in. ni- juuliiic ul ____���������__. u iQf pasSing it ln a congress wmen .ins  coinage laws have done, as a metal  for monetary use in small transactions, as a convenience. In fact. But  lt will make the gold dollar th������  standard, both for domestic and foreign trade, and will shut out the  hopes of the silver theorists witli  their cheap dollar plan. The question  will  not he as    to  the  wlsdo n  been prevented from making regimen  tal  promotions  Dr.   Borden   spems  to mean well, but he is not always  strong enough to resist the influence  of members of parliament on whom  be and his colleagues depend for support. In the present case the general  Bjiay", or may not be wrong.     But be  'many silver members and many half  'hearted.  The responsibility is novv (hi own  upon the shoulders of the representatives in congress. Speaker Reed is  out���������Detroit Free Press.  B_srass������������������.tS- ������j ,n������ >������_aea_,_.u!_r_' sj  election is called h.ive Inval.IaWy. had thc af]vantagc of  Not for Prerontaina .,    slrong positions, and it remains't) he  It   is   fuither   staled   tnat   Ma>or_.pen  whal lh,,y can d0 in   the open  Prefontaine is the choice of the ma- Jn  the mean  t(me no fue can  i,iamc  jorlty of the Liberal members of this '(.ilfim for adopting a st/ic of fightini,  district, but that his  worship's  poll- wh|ch  comppis  the British    to mak?  lical promotion is not to be just now direct and   costly  attacks.  for  two  reasons:    Tn   the first placj .   the  mavor  is  not   anxious  to  accept  office,   ind   secondly     the    Hon.   Mr. ���������      DON'T TRY TO BE POPUL Mt  Tarte ls strongly opposed to tbe  mom ���������    ber for Malsonneuve as his fiucce:- i The fickleness of the mass, the pr>r-  sor, and as Sir Wilfrid Laurier ia fiflv of the multitude, are well or.-  much   cut* tip   over   Mr.Tartes ^^^    ,���������,    the    raSiJ  loo~arfew_m6nth"s-^-aftervvard���������stoned-  liis house and pelted    him-  with tho  base invective of  the rabble's scorn.  ���������Edmonton Post.   o^   NOTES  ON SPORT   .  oo  Daily Stage leaves Thomson's   Landing every morning at 7 o clock  for Trout Lake Cily.    For particulars write  CRAIG .; HILLMAN, Thomson's Landing  [������^^g������_2Sg?_������52fiS*'5^^ ->-/->'^>s S������|.  i""}g_'     "Send"^or"a Copy^f 13ffriTIhrd-"^ Rnual"Editi"cn~-'*Tft.*:  very   mticn   cut  up   OVBl ,.���������,?���������-; .mpllfied    in    tho    rase    of    Admiral  rlpnarture   and   has  very  little  heart       '  fourth" future, he  is just as  willing Devv.y. a month  ago a seething mob  Bernier   should   sink   wit:i  the  ship   as  any   other   faithful   follower.  '    Mr.  Moore Sizes It Up  A   TT    Moore,  M.P.   for Stanstead,  'giv-pn  the following reasons why  has ���������    -   - ...������  the  Conservatives  would  win  at  coming   elections:       The    party  iil-  iS  of thousands roared itself hnarse in  welcome of tho hero just returnc-d  with the laurels of victory from Manila bay. The other night -,n  New York ..his picture, when shown  at a place of public amiis'"mt>nt was  roundly hissed. Why? Br-raiisn he  did something which ordinary mnn  do, every day unquestioned, hut evid-  united 'a it has not beer, for year3, ;Entiy a national hero may not do  and conttdence and enttiti.lasm r_u without impeachment. Tn recognition  high. We will get the full Conserva- 0f h.a prowess the citizens of the  tive vote that placed Laurier into United States presented him with a  power, as the premier himself ac- ;iiOUS0 -which w.is bought for him by  knowlertged. We will also get a .public subscription. This house ho  large- Liberal voto from those mem- made nvr to his wifo. The net v/nr.  hers ot the party who freely acknow- 0ne which concerned only him .p'f  ledge that Laurier disappointed the.n. and his wife, but evidently-il was  Then the Temperance vote will he at very offensive to tho Amcricnn people,  least divided. Conservative temper- whose one great fault iu an lnordi.iuto  ance men ran find no further excitLO ;dcslre to pry into llio privnry of  for voting for Libpral temperance .homes. Tho mistake the Admlr.il  candidates, after the manner ir. jmado was In accepting any prns"nt or  which tbey were fooled on the plebls- jreward which did not como from the  cite bill. All these things taken Into jhands of the government. To nrcppt  account," , said Mr. Moore, "indicate ^testimonials from tho'multitude is tn  a. great change in public opinion, in- ipiace one's self under obligations to  dlcative of a great Conservative tri- tho unstable. The crowd is shallow,  umph at the next election." ever variable and inconstant, and hi   o                      'who socks to be popular leans against  Bobby Roakes, of Bay ' City tvas  given the decision over Billy Whi".-  ler, of lhe North West-Territories,  in a catch as catch can wrestling  bout at Bay City, Michigan, la-i  week for a .purse of $1000. Whistler  won the first fall and Reakes th_  second. Whistler was so badly injured that- ho could not go on "nr  tlie third, and the purse went to  Reakes.      " ,     "  Plunger Johnson, of Frisco, the  negro who won a small fortune with  in the past 12 months picking winners of big fights, dropped ?������000 on  Sharkey. Ho is en route for New  York, and intends taking in all ihe  big winter scraps. A year ago Johnson was a bell boy in a doctor's ollice  getting a monthly stipend of ^A'j  The fighting fever got him and afte:  saving $50 he ran it up to .?50,000.  He picked 18 straight winners, falling down on Sharkey.  It is reported in New..York yoster  day on good authoiity i.tliat Jim Jeffries wiil cng::go In a contest for the  championship c,before he tackles Jim  Corbett. Bob Fitzsimmons will piob  ably be the big bollorm.-ikor's oppou  ent.aiid that the battle will be denied  on Coney Island In June, or earlier.  FltzHimmons, whose hand was in;-.1  ed recently, Is on his way cast ���������  sec Jeffries personally.  Thero Is no clause in thellartlcie3  singed by Jeffries ond Corbett preventing them from meeting any one  else in t.ho meantime- When Corbett  was asked yesterday whether he  would agree to let the champion fare  Fitzsimmons before next Septembo ,  snid:  "I don't think he will do it. Brady  promircd me first crack, and I am  going to keep him to .lis word. _ I  don't know what may like placo prior  lo September, as it is a long way off.  Iiu' if Jeffries should set mc aside in  favor of some one else I would _b������  much surprised.        I am in    training  Tt  is   sad   that  every   time   a   new [tho wind.      It, is  always well  to  ro-        . .  cook book  is  published  Ihcrc  is      n [member Hint, the same mob that wcl-  every day and  expect soon  to be in  boom in the drug stores. 'corned Wellington home from Water-   t'reat trim." ..  Complete and ii'dU.  All About Revelstoke  The Cultural/ tu the Wonderfully Hicli ,1st..W. _ ffisli-ict of North  Koolenay and Canoe IIiver.    The hv.p-.-:],'Poini for the  llii/ liend, Tront UU<; Lardeau, H...���������ttiwnct, Al-   k  ' bcrl Ca.ni/nn, Jordan. /'������������������ ������rndEar/lcPass  District*:  lliusincj'K jlcnaiul ,'iuni-  ���������nci.i Itou.ii'H.   The name, Orsti- -  litdionanti, lleiiidence of  Erer/i Male Resident.,  in     lhc.   Cily.  "Price,  50 Conts.  AuuH-iss :  R.  P. PETTIPIECE,  Revelstoke, B. C  3J5, :/pj-, _*^^^.:5WJ?^^W^i^v-.c^^ oWS������W*_~     ,\  irotary Vno.so.  Sole As ent for  Revelstok  ���������a .  Jjiacksmithing, Jobbing,  Plumbing, Pipe Fitting,,  Tinsmitliing Sheet Iron  Work,    Machinery     Ite-  * i  I ownsit  ������������  Minim.. ?rire and  Li iota sura.no s .  Office.   OppcsitP C.P.R- V".vo  ��������� Mining  Work    a    Specialty  Revelstoke,  /  ii  V  J  'M  .������2 tftifel  ������-_____ <-*  t/jF  }  \  s  I  I  A lasso is about 40 fet long���������seldom exceeding oU feet���������-and out cf  thut must be deducted thc amount re  quired in making the noose and the  part which la retained in (tho htmu.  Thus it will be Eecn that'the average  is about 25 or 30 feet, and alio roper  who can throw anywhere near 50  feet with accuracy is a rarity. In  California they sometimeb use a rope  as long as 65 feet, bul there thev  teem to have a habit of throwing an  snormoulsy largo loop���������much larger  than is really necessary. ln actual  work, however, it will be found that  a. man's hand is not largo enough  properly to hold much more than 40  feet of rope when it is rolled read/  to   throw.  The lasso is a creation of ja ce '-  tain environment and need. Its place  is onjthe broad prairies and grazing  lands and its chief utility lies in the  stock business. It is almost nself'34  in wooded country ,by reason of the  obstruclions anorded by brancbLh  and bushes. Thc finest lassos are of  rawhide, cut into tnm strips and  braided, six ply, into a rope thr -0-  eights to oue half inch in ^diameter.  They are quite expensive a good '40  foot rope costing aboul $7. On this  account of late years hard-twisted  grass rope is used, but the raw-hid.>.  rope is..the best in ihcwiud, as it ia  heavier and when illleil with oil it i**  not ait'cctod uy wei weathor. A  braided rope also has .less tendency  to kink than twisted rope. Cowboys  have a mixture ot lard and beeswa*  with which ihey dress their hem.i  or linen ropes to keep out dampness,  and also to prevent tlicm from getting loo .dry. The most celebrated  of the genuine "riatus" are made in  Chicago, which produces an article  much superior to the rougher ones  turned out in .Mexico.  There arc three goneral methods of  throwing with many minor varlatiot s  of individual habit. The rope :s  held in practically the same way in  each case. First is the plain, straight  cast, the nooze swinging above the  head from left to right by a rou'i-  ing wiist movement. Some "ropers"  throw a small loop, hard and fast,  almost at a level; others a larger,  kind, which, nevertheless "arrives."  For myaelf, I favor a small loop  thrown hard, as it seems the best all-  round style, most effective against  the wind or other adverse condition:!.  The aim is somewhat to the, right  of the object to be roped���������say a foo',  and a half on a "io foot throw, the  exact moment of release beging governed by the weight of the rope.wir.d,  velocity of swing, etc. Judgment  comes.instinctively with swingDLUY  comes" instinctively with praci.l. *.  The rest of the ropa'/ic held coilea  in the other hand and released ?������.  fast as -desired, tvvo or three coil*  being retained.  To "snub" the rope (wind it above  the pommel alier casting) in the instant of time allowed is a. tries  quite aB difficult as throwing proper-:  ly. The Mexicans, .with their larger  diameter pommels, have to take only  one turn; thc American pommels,  being smaller, require two. The pommel often smokes from, the frictim  created, and is" frequently deeply  grooved-and almost burned by the  rope. The important part played by  the trained Icowpony is obvious. He  is taught to ��������� settle back on - his  haunches, the instant the rope begin"  to tighten arid in' many other ways  assists his master materially.  The' second method of throwing is  exactly the reverse���������that is, the noose  is swung from right to left above the"  head before releasing.. This is'call.'d.  the "California throw" and possibly  gives a little greater iange. * At any  rate, one or two of the longest  throwers I know use. it and I find i:  so myself. It may be only a personal  result. Any good "roper" can  throw  eitner way." ���������       , ,-  The third is the ''corral drag'  'which, as its name indicates, is for  use afoot and" in confined , quarter.  It consists in trailing out the loop  .on the ground behind one*and snapping it forward by an underhand  motion.  The lasso's greatest effectiveness i-  a weapon is when the wielder is  mounted. When both adversaries aie  afoot the value is very slight. With  cattle and horses it is a different  thing. The whole esscnee of the  thing is to tighten me noose around  an opponent with a Jerk sufficient to,  dismount him or, take * him off his  feet. To that end you may ride past  him swiltly, or if pursuing him stop  your horse suddenly. Or, if he is stationary, and you cannot ride -past  him, you can wheel your horse and  retire after a successful cast. In  lassoing a man, if don? skillfully, the  instant of time -is too brief .for him  ~either-to~thro w--ofr���������** the���������tightening-  noose or cut it. And it is'one of the  most deceptive things to attempt'"to  dodge. * - . -  - It is possible to control.the nooss  of a rope by the remainder of i.ttubit  of _a lasso ,by thc remainder of the  rope but it is a dexterity which few  - acquire in years. Th? finest roper I  know, Vincente Oropesa, champion of  Old Mexico, can do this to perfection,  and his performance is one of .the  ablest in that interesting exposition  of plalnsmanship. Oropesa j, is an  enthusiast. One of the Mexicans  once, told me, that . one night. tua  champion dreamed of a new cast aud  at once got up and went out scantily clad, and in half an hour had  mastered it.  An English Visw.  London Times: It is impossible 4o  t glance through the Canadian newspapers without realizing that Imperial unity Is a present fact, deeply  rooted and warmly cherished in the  hearts of the Canadian people, not  merely an idea or inspiration fostered by���������a handful of enthusiastic imperialists or championed by a single  political party. The immense interest  taken in the progress of the boei  war by the Canadian people as a  whole is evident by the great space  and numerous illustrations devo'.ed  to the subject in their press. A  copy of the Montreal Star (Conservative) now before us, dated Saturday,  October 21, contains as many as 47  columns of letterpress and illustrations, all bearing on one phase or  another of" the Transvaal question,  and including articles on ��������� Officers of  the Hour" and "Balloons in War." us  ���������roll as a "Boer Glossary." A uritish  ensign floating across three columns  bears tho inscription "Canada to the  Empire" and .heads a handsome list  of subscriptions for the men (and  their dependent relations) who have  Joined the Canadian Transv.vil contingent; while the heading 'Britons  Struggle for Equal Rights Against  Kruger's Stubborn Burghers" stretches across two whole pages,   'Hip loss  sensational, but equally loyal, Montreal Witness (Liberal) on *he ame  day had 25 columns of war matter,  including an almost full page leap:  and it may be noted that this journal  urgently demands that the lede.-al  parliament shall not allow the cost ct  maintaining tho Canadian contingent in the field to fall upon tbe  mother country. The Toronto blobe  (Liberal) the leading Govninicnl .-  gan in English-speaking Ontario, remarks, in the same strain, "Eventually we must i take our share in the  burden of responsibility tor the nuiiv-  tenance of the Empire," and r.dls  that ."perhaps   the,time   lias   come."  It is quite evident that the eyes of  our follow subjects in North America  are riveted on South Africa. i.or  are we loft ln any doubt as to the  nature of the interest thus keenlj e*v-  cited; - it is sympathetic and evui  enthusiastic for the British cause.  This more than friendly attitude is  evidently not .dictated by any be'.!>-f  that Canadian interests are direclly  involved in the affairs of South  Xfrica. Indeed a belief that tln-y  are not so involved lay at the root ot  that lukewarmness witti which i  certain section of the Canadian public at first greeted the suggestian  that the ..Dominion should volunteer  to help in the enforcement ol tho  Imperial government's policy. 'Ihe  present and well nigh universal iee'-  lng seems to be not only that tho  British quarrel Is a righteous one.  and not merely that Canada woti'd  be unchlvalrous lo stand abide while  wo,'were struggling to .������������������ n?er on  South Africa the just government nnel  equal rights which Canada lias 1'iir  enjoyed, but that the Brti.t__.ii empire  is an organic whole, that, the inui-  ests of ono part aro the interests of  all, and that a blow divide at the  South African branch of the lmp< rial  family is one which every other  branch of that family is hound In ils  own interest to resist.  It is unfortunate at such a lime,  that any Canadian politi:::ans sh/uld  have attempted to exalt liieir ��������� \*n  loyalty hy throwing suspicion on tno  loyalty of their opponents; and it  is still more deplorable that some  British enthusiasts should have made  this the occasion for attacks on tl.cir  French fellow-countrymen. These  attacks, happily, havo been reprobated by the more sober writers and  speakers in the ranks of the Co i-  servatlvo opposition, as well as hy  the English-speaking Liberals. Tlie  Montreal Gazette, (after condemning the burning in effigy of Mr.Trri..  ���������who was credited, or l^bited, with  the supposed reluctance of- Sir Wilfrid Laurier's government to send a  Canadian contingent to tho Transvttii  ���������refers with earnest appreciation to  "the dignified attitude of Uie great  majority of the province's public m ,,i  who accept the formation and sending ot the contingent as they would  the performance of any other nai'on-  al" obligation.1' ��������� And the Witness,  which has always been looked on cy  French Canadians as thc head und  front of all opposition lo .French nud  Catholic ideas in the province of-  Quebec,.takes up the cudgels fur ils  old opponents in an equally generous spirit. "Sir Wilfrid Laurier  the writer says, "is the first Cauadi-ia  permier who has dared to give or  even propose, Canadian railitarv "assistance to Great Brilain. * He was  able to do this becauso he ."Was .1  Frenchman, and iknew hat ho could  speak for the descendants of thc  Queen's first Canadian subject?.  . .' . It is an unpardonable wickedness to rebuff the loyalty ol our fellow-subjects! ' by contemptuous ; '"-  sumptions that they. are disloyal.  They cannot be expected to share our.  Anglo-Saxon enthusiasm, it would  be brutal to demand it of them." They  are as .loyal to the .Queen and _.li*~  empire as such ill conditioned talkers  as" a.' certain exuberant gentleman  "will allow them to be." .- .  The aspersions to which we ha.-e  referred have had at least one goo.'  effect. They have drawn from, the  spokesman of the French-Canadian  race a very emphatic repudiation ���������*  any "French Canadian antipathy lo  imperial' unity," and numerous declarations���������not.indeed made, now for  the first time���������of sincere loyalty t'j  the British crown. It,is oafe to say-  that the participation���������made possii.ie  by the warm Imperialism of the Ca_ '  adlan people���������of Canadian troop- in  the**present war will^in turn appreciably increase the warmth of imperii '.-  ism in French and English Canada  alike.    ���������  -   : o���������:   We lack will more often than we  do strength. "��������� ,   "  Character is the. diamond that no  other' stone can scratch.   -"  Many a writer has made a goose of  himself-by-taking=a-qullMn-bis-liandr-  There is -ono very strange thing  which temperance reformers eome in  contact'-with, viz.: The opponents  of prohibitory laws are almost deafening in their clamors that "prohibition don't prohibit," and at the same  timo we find them fighting it with all  their might. Is there not an inconsistency somewhere?  Land Commissioner Hamilton, of  ihe C. P. R., states that the offer e\-  ttnded by tho company of"free transportation of thoroughbred sires Into  the North West Territories does not  mean the bringing in- of* Ontario stock  to the exclusion of Manitoba stock,  but puts no limitations as to the  sources from which the live stock is  procured.  Tho output of the 20 creameries in  tho North West Territories controlled  by tho Dominion department of agriculture totalled for tne season just  closed over half a million pounds of  butter of the value of $105,384. During 3S97 there were 16 creameries in  operation, producing 473,903 pounds of  the value of ?85,204. In 189S nineteen creameries operated, yielded  184,984 pounds ot value of $93,740.  Twenty creameries in operation in  1899 produced 501,824 pounds of butter  of a value ot $105,383.  The 62nd and 75th field batter-  Officcrs  and  Men.  ies,   12   guns  and       S59  Ninth   Lancers ' (about)..   .-      650..  New South Wales Lancers..      150  Naval brigade '    Sf'0  First CoiaBtream Guards.. .. 1,010  Second Coldstream Guards.. 1,010  Second Grenadier Guards .. 1,010  Third Grenadier Guards.-   ������������������    1.010  First Scots Guards     1,010  Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders       1,010  Second  Yorkshire   Light  Infantry        1,01'J  Second   Northamptonhires   ..    1,000  First   Northumberland   Fusiliers     1,010  Part of First    Loyal    North  Lancashires       TOO  A grand total of 11.200 men _aad  12 guns, exclusive of the naval runs,  number ot which has not been mentioned in any of the despatches.  FASHIONS  The latest novelty in fur jacket': l.->  it jaunty little affair of broad till finished around tho edges with stitched  br.nds of velvet, velvet revers and a  h-gh flaring collar of chinchilla.  Panne velvet in Oriental coloring  ,-ipd designs make a fashionable waist,  w'th a cream loce vest and yoke.  Evening capes of automobile rod  cloth aro one ot the smart thing0  worn at tho Horse Show. They flt  the shoulders closely, fall within 12  or 15 inches of the bottom of the  dress, and are made with t he now  round hood of lace and a high rolling  collar, or with the collar and one reverse, which fastens the garmput  well over on one side.  Birds of all kinds are well represented in millinery, but the pigeon and  sea gull are quite the most stylish of  al1, and especially with chinchilla,  which forms many a pretty winter  hat.  For touques and turbans tipped well  over tho eyes were the prominent  variety ot hat worn at the New York  Horse Show, and chinchilla and sable  were the favorite furs. Some were almost entirely ot fur with a large tulle  cr velvet rosette at one side, ollipr-i  wore combined with velvet or cloth,  snd decorated with a bird or wings,  and again a rosette bunch of violets,  or rich dark, red, violet roses was the  trimming.  -The daintiest little confection atn.ng  tlie trifles of fashion is the new niuff  mado of chiffon in threo shades of  one color, or three distinct polor.-i  vvnirh harmonize prettily. Tho chiCon  Is gathered up closely in tucks, nnd  chiffon frills edged with a tiny rucho  nie the finish at the ends, A jubot  bow of chiffon, with orchids or violets  form a trimming at ono sl"ie. Fur  miffs aro also trimmed with chiffon,  with very dressy effect combine! with  tails for a .hunch ot one side, and vsed  sis a frill finish around the opening.  Silvor fox boas vvith two foet and  the pointed head of tho animal et on?  end, and two feet and the busby tail  at the other are decidedly the fashion,  for young ladies especially.  Four button glace kid or castor  gloves are the thing for street we?.~\  Hats with decided and rather high  crowns are becoming very popular  here, but the latest advices from Paris  assure us that it is the hat with tin  broad low crown which is the nov^Hy.  This hat has a brim, of course, MHcd  a l.'ttle on one side and is trimmsd  vlth ostrich feathers or bunches of  violets.  A coat hack with basque effect nnd  a bolero front forms one of the new  br dices on an imported gown.  Camel's hair cloth, very soft and  fl ecy, is one ot the dress materials  verv muck liked for morning wear.  The smart form of the fashion .Me  lace sleeve is a mitten finish over tho  back of tho hand, kept In place by a  very narrow band around the thumb  or one of. the fingers. ' Several small  buttons fasten this sleeve at the -wrist,  ibut wttR F ng yoih here     ndiegelt r  Velvet gowns are in favor One  very pretty model In black, showing  !>.;plain.skirt, had,a wide Empire belt  of blacky satin, a short bolero and an  inner .vest of .white satin nle__ntly  embroidered in silver * and cilored  silkn. . ' -���������  ' Tha,need of warmth" in "our petti-  coits. and tlio scarcity of room for  wearing the "second one. have evolved'  nn extremely .dainty model of French  Samel, closely fitting the hips nnd  reaching to the knees, where it ii ox-  tended to-th'e proper "length, with" a  clcep silk flounce, covered with nny  amount of ruffles and late frill.! tli?  v, oarer may fancy.   ,  point in view. Widowers are especially prone lo murder, Incest, fa'ie  accusation and falso witness. Thoy  stand first in all classes ot crime n:ni  their offenses against property are  noteworthy. In. extenuation of widowers It may he claimed that the loss  of the wife leads to demoralization  both in mind and in domestic affair*,  and romovos nu influence that is evidently salutary in the majority of  men. According to these slati-Klns  the longer a man is married the more  law-abiding he becomes. This mav he  accounted for not only by the benign  influence of matrimony, but also by the  fact that the burden ot married life  incident for the larger birthrate at  tnat time and the financial ftralts of  the parents is greater in the earlier  years than it is later. This Is Indicated by the fact that the rate of  offences against property falls oft rapidly with advancing yeart, among the  married.  8J_?  THE BUMPKIN AT THE FAIR  My ma, she's made a patchwork quilt  that'' orftil gay and bright,  And   Sis,   she's   worked   a   afgiian,  red and blue,  And  dad, .he's  fattened    up    a hog  eo big that he's a sight,  And  Lute,    he's  raised    a punkln  big as two;  I've got a Leghorn  rooster that  ler  color and for size  Is tho beat ot any round here aM  where;  So we cal'lato that our fam'ly ottgutoi'  fetch at least ono prize  From the Punkhorn County CatUs  Show anil Fair.  Thero's only one more week to wait  afore the time is hero,  ' When we'll git in the carryall nn!  go;  Ma's   thinkin'   of    tho    women-folks  she'll meet from fur and near.  And sis, she's kinder llg'i'in'  or; a  beau;  And dad.  he's talkin' hoss-race  like  he allers does, yer ace,���������  He  knows   'bout every    trotter   on  the  track,���������  He'lows  he'll bet on  "Countiy   Brlle  instead ot Roxy B.,  And  says  this  year    he'll   get  h*s  , money back.  pitch  COLONIAL EXPANSION.  According to Bradstreet's Melbourne  correspondent the wheat production  of "Australia this year- will reach 10,-  000,000 bushels, the exportable surplus  being fully 20,000,000 bushels,-without  taking into account New Zealand's  crop, from which" a large 'quantity  will he left over for export. Can-Ida's  wheat production is also increasing  rapidly. With any kind of decent  encouragement these two colonies  vvouid, within a very few years, produce sufficient wheat to supply- the  needs of Great Britain and Ire'and.  According to Bradstreet's correspondent tho commonwealth of Australia.  b:ds fair to be established amid exceptionally prosperous conditions.  Gold production is rapidly increasing.  Tho estimate is made that this year's  production vvill easily aggregate $. V  000,000, a sum, 'which, owing to thc  check to the Transvaal's production,  might give Australia first' place in  production -this.'., year.. ..The. _-���������*. wool  growers, aside from those located in  the drought stricken districts, are  reaping important benefits from the  advance in prices shown during ,*he  present year. It is estimated, ln fact,  that the "total value of the Australian  crop will run at least* 40 per _snt  higher than that "of the preceding  year. As soon as the war is over and  South Africa is consolidated into a  British dominion it will be in ordtr  for the three big colonial confederacies to get together and insist on the  adoption of an Imperial policy of  pome sort. ,The influence which the  Dominion of Canada, the- commonwealth of Australia and the Dominion  ct South Africa will wield in the  affairs of tho Empire will be quite an  appreciable quantity. The next few  years will be memorable ones in .ho  ovelopment of Imperial unity.   o���������������������������  MATRIMONY  AND CRIME.      -  F. Prinzing has contributed a =��������� itis-  tical Etudy of the subject. According,  to this study, property rights are moro  generally respected by the married  than the single. The married man  does not commit the graver offenses  against property, such as robbery and  fraud, so much as the less dangerum  crimes, such as receiving stolen goods,  breaking the laws of trade and public  health and bankruptcy. Men who aro  married at an early age (from 1!) to  2?) offend against property mor^ often  than the unmarried of the same age.  This is explained by the pressure  of family expenses. Offenses agiinst  morality, except of course, Msaniy.  and, for some reason, incest are tar,  more common among unmarried men  ���������a fact tliat was to he expected. Offenses against human life Me rn.^rc  frt-quent among the - unmarried,  though the disproportion is not so  gieat as in the mattter of the rights  of property.  It is. interesting to note that thr  criminality of widowers dccr*~~"-_s  w'th advancing years, although this ;s  p'-obably true of all men. Wickr* its.  however, contribute a greater share  of crime between the ages of 39 ond  50 than either of the other ' o'as. s.  This may be an argument either, for or  sgainst marriage, according    to    the  And Lute "and me  is goin'  i<  the rings and get a can0,  And  hit  that nigger's  head   stuck  through  a sheet,  We've practiced 'chuckin' at a mark  all summer, rain or shine,  And   this^time, you jes' bet, we're  gol' ter beat..  But we hain't goin' ter try ter knock  them dolls down off the zars,  'Cause last year Lute  bagged  two  the second lick,  And then them that runs the thing  he gave us two cigars, ���������  An jimmy-crickets! wa'n't wo orful  sick!  We're goin' ter see the tattooed man,  all red and pink and green;  We'll   watch- the    Drawin'    Match  and   "Tater Race, '   '   .  And  dad,  he'll, shuck  his  coat  and  lam      the      "Test-yjr-strength"  '     machine.��������� - ... , .  ->And blame nigh knock1 the weight  right off tho place.  We'll  all,hands haye some "peanuts  and  some rawsb'ry lemonade,   *  We'll stay as long as  there's any  body there;        1  Our fam'ly gets their money's wor'.h  *  now don't yer be afraid,,  At Punkhorn County Cattle    Show  and  Fair.       ,y    .-������-..'  "   ���������Joe .Lincoln.   ;���������o  TOMMY IN LUCK  S  COMPANY.  ERGUSON %  ^9k  .���������INCORPORATED 1670  Cro&kery,  Glassware  II ROSSLAND  Or THE LARDEAM  Ti- Yir\ &*-\f\      *- *^e r'chest mining district ia BrttsUi  Columbia  ferguson ^U^*6 hrart ot .L^M0''  Iw is tiie Time, to Invest in fergnson Red tsti'c  Wi> hnvi' just u piicVi'd tin' nicpsl  assortnien', ol' Hi.' nli-ivo gi-ods evei  lirought t..   Oiiktiiiy,  anil   v.'.    uviie  you miiii-pi-ci ..ut* inuKiiiiici'iit. stoek j And Here arc the Reasons Why You  Should G*t in oa tht  'el.ni'th" pi'i'llt.-i, piei-i-t. ate .sold.      i _ , ���������. ,      ,    _, ,       _,,   , _,  ,,  (jround Hoor or tins Rising Mining Camp  \\ u slinl!  lm pleiiMid  to show  you ��������� ^* r  tln're |_:>.ihIs win I hor you wish to  puK-liiiM* nr not, unil vve know you  tvill hi.' pliii .eii when ynu see theni.  This iii-.pi'i't.il.ii.ti coiibiatti of  Dinner Sets,  Tea Sete,  Serry"Sets,  Pudding Sets  Toilet Sets.  V/ine Sets,  Cut Tumblers,  Plain Tt mhlers  Library Lamps,  Parlor Lamps,  Banquet Lamps,  Glass Lamps,  Night Lamps  Fancy China and Glassware in all Shapes  and Colors.  first  lb iu tbe heart cf the mines and su  t-ituatfd that it will always be the  outfitting point for ull tlie big shippers.  A glance at ts. map of the district will'  convince the_ moet okepticul of thu  fact.  Second  Tn  miner*   and  owuera  will'  mine  ii "-lie il tii lu adquartereat Ferguson.  He's the pet of each civilian.    '  He's the idol of the million,  'And they've put him.on    a    pedestal  sublime,   "'      .   . ,  'Yes,'they've-cast a halo o^cr him.  And they fall down and adore him.  And enshrine him every day to stlr-  '"'- ring rhyme;  ���������,    Oh,-it's prime��������� ^   -  For it's "Tommy, Tommy, Tommy!"  all the time!'    *  He'has crushed all other topics  From the Pole unto the.tropicsM  He's electrified the ladies near and far,  And the pretty little misses  Nod    and    smile,    and    blow    him  kisses,  And the chaps cry:      "Have a nine-  penny cigar���������  Here you. are!"  And   it's" "TemmyT Tommy', Tommy!  Hip hurrah!"   -,*   ,_  He is rollicking in presents  Sent by princes, peers, and peasants,  Oh! the duff and beer and baccy." how  ��������� they come!        -.  ^=.Foritheifuses4;are-a-fizzing,:  And the shrapnel shells aro -whigz^  zing, ,    ,*  And the bullets round ihis head begin  to hum,      ' ,  ���������Death to some!  ���������For it's "Tommy, Tommy. Tommy,  there's tho drum!"  * Yes, he's petted and - he's pampered,  And he'll be well Christmas hampered,  And let none begrudge ' his    lavender  and spice,  This apotheosis Eplendid  Need not hurriedly be ended,     *   -  For to-be a public idol's-very nice; <  Yes, it's nice,  But remember .Tommy   Atkins   pay.  the price!  ���������DEMOCRITUS.  a o   REVERSE  The wave that breaks against a forward stroke  Beats not1 the swimmer   back, but  thrills him through  With joyous trust to" win his   way  anew  Through stronger seas than first upon  ,   ..     him broke ,  And triumphed.     England's iron tempered oak  Shrank not   when Europe's    might  against her grew  Full, and her sun'drank    up    her  foes liko dew,   .  And lion-like from sleep her strength  awokev  As hold in fight as hold in breach of  ���������trust  We find our foes and wonder not to  - And,   ;  Nor grudge them praise whom honor may not bind; - r  P.ut loathing more intense than speaks  disgust  Heaves England's heart, when scorn  is bound to greet  Hunters and hounds whose tongues  would lick their feet.  ���������Algernon Charles Swinburne.   o   Don't take physic cwhen you should  take exercise.  It is not what the education does  with the man, hut what the man  does with the education.  '    " MEN'OF-THE DAY.    -  Lord Methuen is an Englishman,  and the whole family on both Bides  of "the house for 'generations back  and all the family connections ne  qeually. English. , a  "His title is Baron *' Methuen     of  Coxsham,   County   .Wilts,     England  (barony created in 1838) ami ine iuo  and only family seat is Corsham hall.  It ia mentioned by^Burke that John  Methven  df Mishop's Cannings'Wil "o,  ���������held a high position of aia^o m v.ie  reigns of William and Queen Anno;  also that the 'ancient family of Methuen is'stated to have taken its name  from  the  Barony -   of    Methven    in  .ffcrthshire.     If  under  these  circumstances Lord Methuen is a Scotchman  I am  quite willing' to be called    a  Dutchman."     .      .���������-.������.-  '. It may be added that Lord   -Paul  Methuen was born September 1,-1845,  his .father  being'the    second  Baron  Methuen   of   Corsham   Court,. Wilis,  England, and his mother a lady fr.m  the   neigEborhing  County   of   Somer  setshire.   The-founder of the family  is  described   in    "Who's  Who?"   n-f-  "John Methuen, Lord    Chancellor of  Ireland, whose  name, was igiven    to  a well known treaty with Portugal."  This is no doubt the Eame John Methuen,   or  Methven,    mentioned " by  Burke, .and  referred  to* by  our  correspondent as being ot Bishop's Cannings, Wilts. What -ras Lord Meth-  ven's   Original *��������� nationality    is   hard  to say.     He was not necessarily  .n  Irishman because he was lord chancellor of Ireland.   ,,It is not impossible that his'.family may   have comp  from Methveri.in Perthshire.especially  ns the Barony-is supposed to   take*  its*=name"-*-from^thati-place,���������but-" it-appears 7* to   have    been  settled  in  the  West  of  England  for  iho    last    200  years.     The Peerage-is of the United  kingdom and dates from 1838.   Ther*  aud  included   among    the" numerous  is a second Barony of Methuen in the  Peerage of Scotland dating from 167-};  titles of the Duke ot Richmond and  tho present campaign.' General Bulle-  as  is well known    is  a Devonsh: ���������*>  man.    The  brave    and,   unfortunate  General' Symons  was a Comishman.  General -Yule  is  a  west of  England  man and was colonel    of the Devonshire, rogiment    before"' his    prose-it  command.     Colonel "Kekcwich,   vvho  has defended Kimberley, is a   Devonshire man. Of the other war notables  Pole-Carew is a west country ma...  Baden-Powell  of Mafeking is an Oxfordshire man.  Sir George White.one  of the most brilliant and    attractlv'j .  figures 'of the war, Is of Scotch-In _h l  stock, and reflects lustre on both his j  ancestral lands.  ��������� General    Forestier- {  Walker   is of Anglo-Scottish   par"  i-' 1  age  and a native  of    Herefordshir  General Gatacre is a Shropshire  and  an  Anglo-Canadian,, his   moth:.r  being   a   native    of    itnis-  coun:.:y. '  General  Hildyard,  is from  the mil   j  lands of England. General Clcary  is ]  an   Irishman.    General  French,   who ���������  conducted     the    affair    at    Eland's j  Laagte, is an Irishman;    and General '  Sir A. Hunter, who is locked up with 1  Sir George White at Ladysmith,    Is I  a Scotchman.   They are one and :>ll 1  brave British soldiers.  Third  Next year Kercusou will have two  ��������� railway, namely thc, Lardo Dunfttii  and tbe C.P.R. Both lines have beeu  ��������� surveyed iuto,tbe town, and the Lardo  Duncan are right now clearing ike  land for their new load and woik-  shops, tideways etc,  Fourt  The Silver-Cup,   Suti.-l.inc,   Netii-.-   f-, -  Towfer,   Tme     listuie,   Bad   Shot '  Bum   vii w, Old Sanotna, Silver Queen   .  Silv er Belt The * Horn   Ledg.   Group  Big   Kiv-_     WdsT-ier," ��������� Abbott, ' Holy  Moses Empire an I othec well known "*  properties are  tributory,. to, Ferguson  and are all v/ithin a ra.'.ius of 10 miles ���������  of the toivnaite. I ,"������,"-'  Houa  is   the   Golden v Oppoi. tap it  '"  Neit]?ummer may be too late to get in at-'  ���������    ground floor prices.   Advice���������Act prompt-    -.  Ferguson      '.      .    ..      .      .  .Is absolutely  without a -rival in" thp Lar-."        ,, . '  dean District, -      ~. - , " i-"l  Lots Are Selling Fast��������� \      ,    Spokane Capitalists tire i;. .iVi-.i-iy after Feir- :      .".   ,  gusori propel ty and expect to pull out with  a bandsom'i returni as experienced by tnem .  in the rail? days of Rossland! -** .  Why Not You .   .  Lots aellin" uow at from S150, to S250��������� . U- '  Choica Coiners. -  Al'  inforairtiori can be. procured on *      '  a" plication' * * , *  :-m  ^-F, BUKEReL^cal^Agent,-  FERGUSON TOWNSXTZ.  tyevelstoKe Hospital  ' Maternity Room iu connection.  * Vaccine   kept    on   band.  "rs.  McKechnie   and   Teffs  The Revelstoke  Herald isemi w-om. i  hiri. j  Itll ���������:'   \ .  Has more readers in North  Kootenay than any other paper;  has more advertisers in Revel-  fatoke than any other paper;  does more job printing in the  city than any other paper; it's  news is more spicy and up-to-  date; its influence is greater;  its advertising rates are'lowest  circulation considered; its subscription rate is only $2.00 per  annum; It covers the field. Try  it and be with the crowd.  ,Write to  REVELSTOKE HERALD,  RevelBtoke, B. C.  - Considerable * misunderstanding  seems to exist regarding the comno-  sltion and strength-of General Lord  Methuen's force. The following  details of its composition, taken from  the official despatches, may, theie-  fore, be of interest:  The story is now toid as to,how  Colonel Baden-Powell went to Mafeking. It appears that while on leav������  in London, in July, having left hit:  regiment in India, he met Lord  Wolseley in Piccadilly. "Hulio"  said the commander-iu-ctaler, "you  ought to be ^n South Africa. Can  you get out at once?" Colonel Badea-  Powell left on the following day.  jUMfo  UndertaUin? nnd .Embalming  dnddlan Fddfic k v  and Soo Line.  DIRECT ROUTE  -  East and  West  First-cla.<s sleepers on all trains. Tourist cars pass Revelstoke daily fur Sl-  Pavl; - Tuesdays   and  Saturday   r u-  Toronto; Thursdays for Montreal,   -  and Boston. '  -  V.  _         '.j  -  ��������� -      .  DAILY TRAINS -  ,'    ' .  East  8KO...  8:S0...   .lea ve���������RereUtok*���������arrive    arrive        "        leave   ...it' ���������  ...!��������� .*    .  8;10...  To and from __oot*n_y Point*  ..11 ���������*.  1  r     *       'i        I  --.Iti  Tickets issued and Baggage Checked  Through to DestmatloB.  Cheap Sates to the Oid Country  F. Howson & Co.,  3!ACKE5ZIK   AVE.  Retail T)ea!fT_Iii Kuril]    r .  I(Goi fall particulars apply *��������� to tirrw  rates, and foe copies of C. P. R. publications, address nearest local agent or  T.'W. BRADSHAW,  Agent, Revelstoke.  W, F. AN-DttBsoN, Travelling Fum  ger Agent, Nelson.  E. J. Co-TLB, District PsaeeB^eT Agent  Vancouver. ' *  )  *___"____;  i na������ ��������� _ ya^w^owj***^ wtwy*  .  rt  t!&M  et i? ,  V  dt/ots'in.U!  y  , i  'c-'U-  4?.-;  jJ  f    i  ���������four-  /fUtif'  / s  Mwi  if-  fftt.  fr    *  ������   ? t  '/     / .7   i/>  fiM/M-lftitu      M-V'.'  /   /    /        ' J       ''������������������     ' $  r4/-zs <xd  'S^dL  ���������^u���������������������i_������  ���������iS ���������  Many who have been struggling along, providing  for their responsibilities, their homes and little  ones all season long, look forward to this season of  the year as one in which to enjoy themselves,  renew our remembrances by sending somo token  to them* g'-Christmas comes but once a year." is  an old adage, so this time we anticipated a big  business in Holiday Goods, and bought largely and  closely, Our last year's sales were immense,���������  we cleaned everything out, so that this Christmas  we have everything bran new and the very latest  novelties in every line. As has been said by ono  who sized up our stock  "C. B. Hume & Co. will be headquarters for the Christmas'trade this year,"  Before we begin to partially enumerate our special  lines, we wish to say that all we ask of you is to  come and see our stock before making your purchases. If you don't you'll likely regret it when  you do happen to see our wares. Our store tvill  be open till 10 p.m. every night now until after  Christmas, but of course in order to give you the  best service and to have first choice you must come  early. You might as well make your purchases  while the lines are complete, for as usual our  Christmas goods will be sold completely out, We  knew from experience what and ho\v to buy, and  now we propose to give you the full benefit of our  experience in close buying' and close selling.  _ Read of the following lines;  GROCERIES  A splendid line of Fi'p^h Crocoi'ips hus lipen opened up for the  season's trade. "We are making a specialty of seeded raisins,  currants, (-runberries, honey in the coinli, and mincemeat, (the  famous Rosemary brand. Japanese Oranges. Green Apples.  Everything on the grocery side is of the choicest and best which  can he procured.  CROCKERY  Ourstock in Crockery, Chinn and Glassware is the largest and  most complete ever offered by ns. Vv7>> have just received an  importation .from Kngland unci the price of these goods are remarkably cheap. AVe are offering SPECIAL BARGAINS in all  lines of Crockery till afler Christmas.  See onr 87-50 07-piece Dinner Set.  Tea Sets at $3.75.  White Cup- and Saucers 90c per dozen till after Christmas.  Also just in. China Cups and Saucers, ranging fronflO to 75c.  Porridge Sets from 40c. to S1.G0.  Cups. Saucers and PlaLes, 40c. tt. 75c.  Chamber Sets. S2.75.  The newest thing out in LAMPS.    Come and see them,  tf  you   want   anything  in   Crockery  come  and  see  us  before  piuehasing.    AA'e will save you money.  OUR STOCK OF TOYS  Is the finest ever shewn by us. Come and see theni, even if vou  don't buy. We will be pleased to show you what vve have. Our  stock comprises a nice line of Cliildien's Buoks, Sleighs, Rocking  Horses. Carts. Engines, Dolls. Waggons, Toy Beds, Cradles,  Bureaus. Pianos. Tables and Chairs. * Dolls in immense variety.  ���������������?-���������-^THese aie-only-a-fevv-itenis-of-oiir display.���������Cume aud-iuspect-oiir-  goods for youi selves.  CELLULOID GOODS  The newest thing out���������and vve think the nicest���������in Collar and  Cuff Boxes, Clove and Hnndkeichief Boxes, Card Cases, Stamp  Boxes and many other useful articles. u  GENT'S FURNISHINGS  In this line our stock is more complete than ever. AA'e have  added many articles, especially for CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.  Latest things in Neckties, Gent-.  Gloves, etc.  AVe have ju-~t received a nice line in Ladies' Childrens' and Men's  Silk Handkerchief-.  GLOVES   and   MITTS.���������Ladies',   Gents', .Children's,   in   Kid.  ,, Mocha and AA7ool.  LADIES' GOODS  Ladies' Cloves nnd Milts, a fine assoi tnient nt reasonable  prices,  for lhe Holidays.  L:idit-_,'!inil Children's Felt Slipper?, high or low, just the thing  tn slip nn q.iickly these fm-ty mornings and so warm   anil  toiii-  fortaiiie too.    AVe have them in all sizes  and   colors,  at  various  prices.  CARPETS  We have;(leci(lcd to take Lhi������ opportunity nf clearing out onr  ent ire stock of CARPETS. To d.i this wc vvill make sweeping  teductions. An inspection of these Cupels and n. quotation of  our low prices will accomplish Lhe clearance desired.  Good  Service  tw>  Good Goods  Close Prices  Store Open till io o'clock every night until Christmas.  M  ���������$&\ s&  Wholesale and Retail General Merchants.  LOCAL  AMD  GENERAL   NEWS  ���������Porcelain card receivers at Bourne  Bros.  ���������Silver plated jewel boxes at Bourne  Bros.  ��������� Best silver plated curling tong  sets at Bourne Bros.  ���������A big variety of Christmas Gifts  at Bourne Bros.  Aid. AV. M. Brown returned from  Nelson on Saturday.  Another bnchelor's ball is being arranged forthe lOlh inst.  The city council are culling for tenders for the new fire hall.  ���������Silver plated fern and porcelain  fern pots at Bourne Bros.  J. D. Silihalil has lieen appointed  agont for the Mara townsite.  ���������Silver plated brush and comb sets  at Bourne Bros for Christmas.  R A. Bradley left town on Sunday  morning for Cliieago and Cincinnatti.  ���������Dr. Hall, dentist, is still in town-  call early and make appointments at  the hospital,  ���������Beautiful photo frames all the  latest styles and shapes can be seen at  the Canada Drug & Book Co.  There is very little snow in the Lardeau and thev are still using wheels on  the Trout Lake waggon road.  ���������Christmas Cards and Souvenir  Cards nf Revelstoke. All lhe latest at  the Canada Drug & Book Co.  Tickets for the Ferguson Patriotic  Fund Concert on the 25th. can be obtained from Mrs. H. A. Brown nt, the  Union hotel or at the, Herald office.  J. Edward*" left on Wednesday  morning for Phoenix, the new inining  tovvn in the Boundary country, where  he vvill spend the next two or three  months.  The Salmon Arm Quadrille Club are  Driving their annual ball and supper on  New Year's night, and the Salmon  Arm. lawn, tennis club are-giving'a  ball on December 25th.   .J*  ���������Ladies Manicure Set.*. Ladies Curling tong sets, and Ladies' travelling  companions: in good strong and durable leather cases, suitahle for Christinas presents at Bourne Bros.  The Christmas tree of the Church of  England Sunday school will be. given  on Tuesday. Dec. :26th, in the opera  house, vvhich .has been kindly given  by R. Tapping for the occasion.  AV. M. Lawrence returned from the  Boundary last night. He isv much  struck with the evidence of wrogress.  prosperity and enterprise1 shown nt  every place visited in tliat section.  AV. P. Pool manager of' "the" Nettie  L., came in from the south on Saturday to meet F. AV. Jodsal of Pincher  ci eek and they and A. H. Holdich left  for Ferguson on Monday morning?  Miss Nev-ers h.is arrived from New  York to take charge of the dressmaking .it Bourne Bros. She is a cousin of  Miss Chase, formerly employed by the  firm in that position,  ���������" Tlie Light of the AVorld,. by Inn  McLaren and Dr. Wharton.- Read hy  the-Liulit."���������Read in the ���������'Light,"'���������  Read rlirouch the '��������� Light." ' Address  all nrdeis, T. Skinner, sole agent, Revelstoke.  A meeting of the ladies of St.  Peter's congregation is going on this  afternoon to wind up the husrness  connected with the Rainbow Tea. It  is expected that the net profits, which  will be applied to the debt on the  vicarage, will amount to a good sum.  ���������The Canada Drug <fc Book Co. aie  again in thu lead this year vvith a  beautiful assortment of Christmas  pre.-ents. A large stock of toys, fancy  gonds, dolls, etc.. together vvith a complete selection of albums, photo  frames, etc. Call and see Iheni hefore  purchasing yonr Christmas  presents.  The delay in is-Jiiing to-day's paper,  arises from a tush of advertising. As  "wilrheTecnv-A-lKi-g*~���������inrrcit^c-of-spaca-  has been secured hy all the leading  firms in tovvn, vvhich speaks volumes  both for the business enterprise of the  firms thenisel ves and their appreciation  of the Herald as an advertising medium,  ���������The retrnlnr December meeting of  L. O. L. ICSS. vvill take place on Friday  evening, the loth. Eveiy Orangeman  should recognize the importance"of attending this annual business meeting.  Election of officers for the ensuing  vear. anil the making out of reports  for the year will occupy the attention  of tlie Lodge.  There 'wore four bye-elections yesterday for the Ontario legislature. In  South Ontario Hon. Jas. Oi-ydi-n. Lib.,  opposed Charlr . Calder. Con.: In West  El__tin, D. Mc Intyre, Lib., and C. A.  Brewer. Con., were the nominees; In  East Elgin. D. Mc Nisii. Lib., and J. G.  Mii.Diartmd. Con,, and in South Brant  T. H. Preston, Lib., and Robt. Henry.  Con.  Word has been received from the  Conservative headquarter* at Vancouver that. Sir Chirles Topper vvill  stay over in Revelstoke on his return  from the coast. He addressed an  audience in Calgary last night and  goes through on today'.*' No. 1 to hold  another meeting in Vancouver on  Friday. He will probably be back  about the 21st��������� accompanied by Sir  Hibbert Tupper.  Don't forget the Epworth League  Concert in the Methodist Chimh on  Friday evening next. *A good programme consisting of songs, instrumental mnsic, recitation., etc., along  with some special selections on the vi-  olin hv Mr. Tuylor. has been provided,  and a pleasant evening of social intercourse may lie expected. An admission fee of'25 cents will be levied to  complete the payment of the piano  debt.  After drill on Monday night, at  whicli there were 3T on parade. Capt.  Taylor held a meeting of the rifle,  company to take steps to get up nn  entertainment for the benefit of the  Patriotic Fund for the widows and  orphans of the soldiers fighting in  South Africa. A'committee of 12 was  selected to meet again on AVednesday  niglit and make iirriingemcnts to get  up a first-class entertainment under  the a.ispices of the rifle dhmpany.  Evervbody in tovvn should lend a hand  to make this affair an enoimous  success.  NOTE AND COMMENT  People are asking how it is that no  effort was made to clear the sidewalks |  of snow, when good advantage could  hnve been taken of the thaw to do so  on   Friday  or  Saturday.     One man  vvith a shovel and scraper, could havo  easily pushed  it all off the sidewalk  from end to end in a day's work and a  horse with an improvised snow shovel  could have cleared it away in  half an  hour.     A lit tie foresight and promptitude   displayed   on   Saturday   would  have given Revelstoke bare sidewalks  on   whicli to enjoy  the open   air on  Sunday.   As  it was the walking on  the sidewalk  through the slush was  awful   and   the   middle of   the   road  afforded the best going.   Such neglect  is    discreditable   and   the   hoard   of  works   should   at   once   devise   some  means of taking prompt advantage of  the next spell of soft weather and give  standing orders to  their foreman to  put it into application without hesitation on the next opportunity.  There is no doubt that somebody  blundered badly over that Douglas  street railway crossing business and a  considerable sum of city money was  expended in building the 'crossing  before leave had been obtained from  the C. P. R. to put it in at that point.  Exactly who it vvas that was to blame  is another matter. .The work vvas  done in accordance with a resolution  of the whole council at a meeting at  which all the members were present  except the mayor, who can therefore  be considered as personally exempt  from any responsibility in the matter.  The resolution was passed by a vote of  four to two, but at the same time t he  dissenting councillors opposed the  vote on other grounds than that no  leave had been obtained from the C.  P. R. to build the crossing. So that  as far lis tliat goes all were equally to  blame.-0 Nor in the Herald's opinion  is itat'nll likely that the-work which  has been done will be available for  traffic at any time, the C.P.R..-being  very much opposed to a level crossing  at this point, which is regarded owing  to the grade and curve as exception  allv dangerous.  It would be better at all events in  view of this occurrence that a rule  should be made providing for the appointment of'an acting mayor.with  full powers and responsibilities during  the absence from town nl, any time of  the mayor himself. The lncth'od or  want of 'method at present in vogue  partakes too much of the happy-go  lucky style of things to'- resemble  business. "The mayor is not solely  chairman of the council. He is the  supreme magistrrte and functionary  of the city and his absence without  the appointment of a substitute might  prove exceedingly awkward in the  event of a great fire Tor some other  catastrophe, from which Revelstoke is  no more exempt than any other place.  And even in such a case as the crossing matter, had the mayor been in  town he would have heen the person  held responsible for the expenditure,  -He is there.to see thnt absolute  waste  of civic funds does not occur, all votes  to the contrary notwithstanding  And in his ahsence there should be a  substitute appointed to fill his place  and shoulder his responsibilities.  . fl  The Silver Cup-  The Topic says that all the fotce at  the Cup have been dismissed except  six men. pendinir changes in the management. R. -Scott has completed a  70 foot snovv.sln'.l to protect the ore  sheds and workings. D. G. McNeill  has again assumed the Miperinlend-  ent-v of the Sunshine Ltd's. pioperties.  66.  THE  LEADING STORE"  CHRISTMAS  IS AT HAND  We have prepared for the Christmas trade by securing  the products of many land's. \, We are endeavoring to  arrange our wares and so display them that it will be a  plereure'able trip for anyone to visit our premises.  Our Christmas lines consist of " Souvenir China-  ware," Cream Jugs, Plates, Cups and Saucers, etc., all  bearing a splendidly colored view of Jordan Pass.  These are now on exhibition in'one of our windows.  The prices are very reasonable.  ' Morocco Leather Toilet Cases, containing hair  brush, comb and mirror; backed Avith ebony and mounted with sterling silver; good and useful presents.  Handkerchiefs���������"We, have just received direct  from Ireland a neat line of Iinsn Linen Hand Embroidered Handkerchiefs. These goods need little recommendation ; they are simply Good, and Beautiful.  We have also a nice assortment of Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs. In tlie Irish goods we can give you, in  separate boxes, half dozens, initialled, all done by hand,  at $2.00 per box.  .We have numbers - of suitable presents for men,  women and children, almost too numerous to mention.  A visit to our stores Avill repay you.  Felt Goods���������-We have Felt goods of evory variety;  dainty little- Felt slippers for the wee ones, also Felt  slippers, boots, etc., for all ages and sexes. We have a  very good Felt slipper for men, essentially for wearing  Avith overshoes; warm and comfortable.  Women's, Misses'" and Children's Woolen Gloves,  Mitts, Etc.  Children's hand made "^Voolen Underwear, Coats,  Tam'O' Shunters, etc.     .      ��������� ' .  * ���������*��������� ��������� - f.  We cannot' enumerate our very complete assortment. Pay us a visit, and you'will see*that our stock  is'Second to None. '"' -  ate  \  Red Roso Docrco meets second nml fourth*  Fridays 61 each month; White Rose Dogma  moots tlrst Friday ol each mouth,In Oddfellows"  Hull.   Vlfclting brethren welcome.  H. VARNE8, -,      . T. E. L. TAYLOR,  Secretary.. . ��������� President.  LOYAL ORANGE.LODGE   No. i<558.  Regular nicotines nro lield in tho  Oddfellow's Hall on tho Third Friday of each month, at 8 p.m. sharp..  Visiting brethren cordially Invited  XV. Cl. BIRNEY, W.M.  Court  Mt. Bcgbie  I. O. F., No. 3461.  Meets in tlio Oddfellow.'Hull,on the second  and fourth Mondays of  each month. Visiting  brethren invited to Attend.  B.R. CAMri~EI.iT.., CR.    K.D..T.O. Johnson, Seo.  Trade and Labor Assembly.  Meets first and third Mondays. In overy  mouth at Labor Hull, Tapping's Theatre.  Executive Committee.���������President, Sam Nood-  hiiui; II. Stumper, ItccordlugSscretary; Oscar  Strauss, Vice-President-; T. .1. tirahnm, Treas-1  urer; John Siunson, Secretary.  Federal Labor Union No.  8048-.  every  Meets   first  and   third Saturdays  In  month at 8 p.m., In Tapping's Theatre.  Sam Needham, President; P. Stamper, Recording Secretary; / Vice-President, Oscar-  Strauss; T.J. Graham, Treasurer; .Ino. Samson,  Secretary.  The  The Taylor  Block,  McKenzie  Great  /  Limited!   <    ft  Western   Mines,  Liability. tf  NOTICE.  A special mooting of tlio shareholders of this--  Company will bo held nt the ollice of thc Com--  puny at llevelstoke, B.C., on tho 113rd day of  1>ecomber, A. D��������� 1891), nt tho hour of two o'clook-  ln the afternoon.  Resolutions .will be offered to tho meeting:  for the following purposes, viz;  1.���������To Increase tho Capital Stock of tlie-  Company from ifl,OUO,000 lo fl,250,000 by tlio  creation of 250,000 new shares of Ono Dollar  each. ; ,       .  2.���������To authorize the purchase ol the Ajax  Mineral Clnim.  Dated this IStli November 1890.  W. 1". TOOL,  A. E. KINCAID,  T,  KIU'ATKIUK,  Nov.-XMw 1   .   Trustees.  NOTICE.  -Notice ts hereby given that BO days after  date, I Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands *and works for permission to-,  purchase 160 acres of land in West Kootenay  district, on Pool Creek-, described as followsr  Commcnclng at-a mist at the confluence of  Hear nnd Pool Crcelca, marked " W. II. Jack--  bou's Nortli West Comer Post"; thenco cast-  .0 chains; Cliciicc south 40 chains; thenco west  ���������10 chutiis;-tthonce nortli 10 chains to point of  commencement., ���������  ,  W. II. JACKSON.  Tool Creok, Octobor Sth, 1S99. 83-101  " NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that GO days after dato  I Intend to npplv.to thc Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to purchase  1G0 acres of land In West Kootenay district on  Pool Crock, described ns follows: Commenclnit *  at a post at thc* confluence of Roar and Pool  Crocks marked " W. A. Strutt's North East  Corner Pus.t "; thence south 20 chains; tliunco-  west 80 chains; tlicnee north 20 chainsj-thoui-ei  east 81) chains to point of commencement.  * IV. A. STRUTT.  -  '��������� Pool Crock, October Cth, 1S99.   .   ' .     83-101  A Good  Assortment  Women's'  and  ���������   - Children's   "'  Health,  Brand  Underwear  Kow- on hand at my store on McKenzie Ave.  K. Lawson.  Pianos and  Organs  "TUNED AND REPAIRED  LESSONS ON  THE VIOLIN....  For Terms Etc., apply to  JasTTayrorr  UNION HOTEL.  MISS STEELE. '  Teacher of Music, Drawing, nnd Painting in  oil nnd water color. French, Latin, Mathematics. - ,  MusicOO cents per lesson 01 ono Hour.  Pupils allowed dally practlco on piano Irco  of charge.  Lest We  SPORTSMEN I The shooting season being  close at hand Harhy XV. EDWAnns begs to  thank his patrons for post favors, and also  rcspoctfully call the attention of tho public far and near to his business advertisement.  Telephone 36.  P.O. Box 86.  Order  "Your  Holiday  Fruit and  Vegetables  NOTICE., w  HEREBY   GIVEN. Hint thi  llrty I /  21ilcf    I   :AT:-  Savage Bros.  Second Street.  A Full and Complete Line^  All, Purchases delivered frce'of Charge..,  Fresh supply of lish cvory morning.  Careful attehtion.  .Prompt delivery  Th. Const, AVholesnlerV Excursion  nune npfroiii the south lust niglit and  went on for home this'moriiing.  J. J. Foley, nf Arrowhead, J. .T.  LiinzMalT of Tront Luke City. 1iind J.  A. .M.igee of Conntplix, nre in town  to-day.  D.m Rol'inson has increased the  force of men nt work on the new  Illecillevv.ier. road to twenty nnd experts to e;et thnt section on this side of  the hi-id^e nbout completed hy the  end of the week.  HARRY EDWARDS  Taxidermist  preserved  Birds, Animals, Etc.,  -and mounted.  Deer Heads,  -an  THIRD STREET, EAST OF SCHOOLHOUSE.  Bon Bons  and ������������������"- - '<>  CHOCOLATES  Which 'make your teeth water  " like kisses from a lady's lips."  In 25, 30 and 60 cent boxes.  ^.Field & Bews  * Bachelors of Pharmacy. *"  ,  Next Savage Bros.-     . Night Bell.  ************'W**l''H^*-M--t''Hr'l'  NOTICE   IS         days after .lute 1 intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands ui'd _ orks for a llcensi**'  to cut and carry away timber from tho following described lands situated on Deep Creek,  in the southern part of Galena liny, and about  six miles from Arrowhead. II. C, dlstrlcfof-  Wost Kootenav, commencing at a post marked  P. O. C. N. XV. Cor., near the mouth of Deep-  Creek. nud.tliciit'C running south 12o chains;;  thenee cast 80 chains; thenee north llio chains?  thenco west 80 chains to1 place of beginning,  containing, 1,000 acres moro or less.  November 27th,M899. .   - *  :s.o. CHURCH.   ,  NOTICE.  HEREBY _, GIVEN ". that thirty  apply to the Chief  d Works for a license*  NOTICE IS  days after dato I Intend to  rommissioner of Lands and 1      _       to cut nnd carrv away timber from the following described liuids situated on Deep Creek,  in tho southern part of Galetm Bay and about  seven and-onc half miles from. Arrowhead,  B.C.. in the district of West Kootenay. com���������"  monoini* at a post marked T. 11. D.,N.\V. Cor.,  about 3(1 chains west of Deep Crcok, and 125-  fhainsfrom itsmouth; thence south 125 chains;*  tliancc castSO chains; thence north 125 chains?  thence west 80 chains, to point of beginning,.  containing 1,000 acres moro or less.  November 27th, 1899,  ,  T. n. DECEW.  '1  NOTICE,  Notice Is hereby given to purchasers oflols  fn Block ''A," Town of'Revelstoke, othcrwlso'  known as the "Mara Townsito Property," that  all instalments on account of purchaso are to*  T__ . paid to John D. Sibbald, Mara Townsite-'  Agent, and to no other person,  J.A.MARA,  Corporation of the City of Revelstoke,  ,  Tenders for Fire Hall.^  - ���������    "  Sealed tenders, marked "Tenders'for Fire  Hall," will be received by the city clerk up till  4 p.m. on Friday, December 15th. Eaoh tender.-  must be accompanied by a marked cheque lor  |0O. -Plans nnd specifications will be on view  ill the citv clerk's oflico at noon on Thursday.  December 14. The lowest or any tender not  necessarily accepted. - - - -  Revelstoke, Doc. 13.  ���������     C. E. SHAW,  City Clerk.  A. McLean  ���������:DEALER IN.���������  Men's Women's and Children's Boots,  Shoes. Rubbers, Overshoes,  and Fancy Slippers.  C. J. Aman  Stationer  and  Tobacconist  TTTTTTi  Boer vs. British  Chinamen vs. Steam Laundry  Revelstokj!, Dec. 13.���������[Clothes Line Special.]  ���������F.^Riikersays: Thc Surprise Steam Laundry  Is now pushing Into territory lately held by  tho Chinese. Wo ask your support for an  institution that means progross and material  benefit to the city. Our work is now good and  guaranteed. Our prices arc reasonable. Frco  ������ollcction and delivery. Office cast of Molsons  Bank,���������  F. BUKER  Men's Furnishings.  Hats arid Caps,  Ready-Made Clothing.  Gloves and Mits.  j    OUR SPECIALTIES   j  ��������� Children's Ironclad School Slioes. :  ��������� Ladles'   Kid   and    Satin   Slippers���������all   ;  : colors, c ~  : Men's Fancy Leather and Plush Slippers. :  ��������� Gorman Felt Slippers. :  ��������� Tiger Brand Tailor-Made Clothing. j  ��������� Tiger Brand Underwear for Men. ;  : Carrie's Tic.   1*1   GIVE US A CALL.  Kamloops Store* Revelstoke Store,  Next P. O.  McCarty's Block  A H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Royal School of Mines, London.    Seven years  nt  Morfa   Work",  Swansea.     17   years  Chief  Chemist   to Wigan Coal and Iron Co.,   Eng.  Late chemist and Assayer, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined una reported upon.  Revelstoke, B.C.  Wilson  Corporation of the  City oi   Revelstoke.  Court of Revision.  ,  Notice is hproby given that a Court of Refls-  lon for tho Citv of Kevelstoke will be held at  thc office of the City Clerk, Revelstoke, B. C,  on tho 18th day of December, 1899, at tho hour-  of 10 o'clock .in the forenoon, for the purpose-  of hearing complaints against the assessment  ns made for the year 190U by the Assessor, and  for revising and correcting the assessment roll  for that year.  Dated this 10th day of November, 1899.  C. E. SHAW,  89-100 City Clerk.  ,  .     PATRONIZE  HERALD  'XMAS ADVERTISERS:  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  LOST.  On Wednesday morning, between the O.F.R'  Hotel and Bourne Bros.' storo, a gold brooch in-  the shape of a four-leaved clover, set with  pearls and a diamond in the centre. Anybody  returning tho samo at the C.P.R. Hotel willi  be suitably rewarded. tf.  FOR SALE.  A house containing 3 bed rooms, hall, parlor,  sitting  room, dining room, kitchen, audi  ���������woodshed.   Lot 50x100.   Good garden.  S600 down, balance in monthly payments.  F. BtfKER.  A  ���������WANTED.  Good Geneual Servant  at one!  per month to cox_-patF._������TC_M>_-   -A-- B<  Office. 1  Wages ������1S  *~   HERALD.  " CARPENTERS WANTED  Carpenters or Handv Laborers who ran wort  &t staging.   Apply to X lU-SSAGHAX:.

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