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 fp^t/uu/xl MA^\  .������>*->?'  -ISSXTIEZD  TWIOB-A-WEBK-WEDNESDAYS   a^JXT)   S^TTTiELID^-yS  Vol. Ill-    No.   103.  REVELSTOKE, B. C. SATURDAY,  DECEMBER   30, 1899.  $2.00 a Year in Advance.  C. B. HUME  &C0.  LADYSMITH IS ALRIGHT  Complete Confidence in Sir Red-  vers Buller  NO CHANGE AT MODDER RIVER  GREAT DEPARTS!  Wholesale  and  Retail  General  Merchants  We  Wish  Ybu  All  MERRY  CHRISTMAS  AND  A  HAPPY  NEW  YEAR  '\  C. B. Hume & Co.  Lord Roberts, Accompanied by Lord  Kitchener, Sailed from Gibraltar on  Wednesday.���������Col. Otter Appointed to  Buller's - Staff.���������The Boer Losses at  Magersfontein Very Great,���������The Colenso Hills Converted Iuto Boer  Fortresses.  [SFECIIL DESPATCH TO TIIE HERltD.]  Chievely Camp. Nutnl,   Tuesday,  Dee. 20 The naval guns began shelling the Boer position nt 5 o'clock  this  morning using Lyddite.   The shellinR  continued ���������nbout two hours.  -   Ever since the engagement nt Colenso, the enemy  have been energeti-.  cully improving their entrenchments.  They can be seen galloping freely from  hill to hill.   Lndysinith also has had 11  busy morning today, shelling the Boer  position on   Umbitlawanii   mountain.  The bursting shells-were plainly visible at Chievely. -  Chievely Camp, Natal,   Dec.  St-  Our scouts having reported Boers in  force on this side of Tugela river, three  regiments of - retjulars, supported by  artillery and all the available mounted  volunteers, under  command of  Lord  Dundonald,  advanced,  the Boers retired across,the river.     The   British  captured some cattle.     -             -      *  Kimberley, Dee. 24���������At half past  two this morning, mounted detach-  inents.iinder command of Col. Peak-  inan, with* three maxims and , three  seven pounders under "Major May,  reeonnoitered leaving their1 entrenchments. The British advanced to Toll  Pan. The Boer'pickers fired and our  maximsr-eplied, the Boers disappearing over the ridge. Four guns then  hi'tmn to shell Toll Pun at,a range of  2.500 yards. The Boer gun , dropped  four shells near our men but did no  damage. As tbe Boers were strongly  entienched we withdrew. Their guns  are well posted.  Chievely Camp, Dee. 25���������Althongh  two armies are in sight of each other  with temperature at 102 degrees.in the  shade the British* today, enjoyed^a  characteristic Christmas.  London, Dee. 28���������The Morning Post  received the following from. Winston  Churchill, under date of Deo. 20, telegraphed from Chievely camp, where  he has arrived:*"All ranks have "complete confidence in Sir'Redvers Buller  and there is a, stern- determination to  succeed next time all costs. A painful  impression 'has. heen caused by the  "announcement" of 'the change- of-.a  commander-in-chief and.the soldiets  here' are resolved to vindicate - their  trusted letdi-r. "'--''' . "' ���������H, .. "^���������'Vv-ii.'���������'',  ' London,"Dec. 20.���������Despatches from  tlie front represent the Boers as? in", a  nervous ���������condition -and.in '- constant  dread of a* British! advance/ This is  probably an exaggeration."     "* "  Capetown i despatches" "complain of  the inadequacy- i,f the hospital ��������� ar-;  ���������rangements. lt is now estimated that  the war will cost at least 60,000,000  pounds and it is suggested that the  sinking fund of the national debt be  suspended for five ,or six years, in  order to defray the cost.  ",  The Boers have'converted the hills  round .Colenso' into fortresses of immense' strength. Everywhere they  have splendid trenches, many of them  being bomb-proof and tramway lines  peruiiting the shiffuiK of guns' -with  astonishing rapidity. The main- positions are connected with, outlying  positions by underground passages  and the forts proper bristle with  machine   guns   that. command    ap-  firoaches.     Probably  also mines are  aid.  Chievely Camp, (Natal) Dec. 27,���������  The heavy Boer gun on Bulwana lull  Hied steadily on Ladysmith throughout the morning. Ladysmith did not  respond. The enemy having been  detected again attempting to improve  their trenches - facing Buller, . the  British heavy guns opened fire 'upon  them and the Boei8 scampered back  into the hills.? _. ..      ��������� ...   '_  ' *The"BritislTTpTtrols having sighted,  the enemy in force on our extreme  left, .nine Boers were killed **in the  skirmish that followed and six'Boer  wagons were c~~.pt ured.   ,  The correspondent of the Daily  News at Frere Camp announces that  a tramway is being constructed from  the railway to the "hill commanding  the Boer-position and that along it tbe.  British .will convey their heavy guns.  London, Dec. 20.���������A despatch* to the  Daily Mail from Pietermaritzburg  dated Satuiday, December 23, says:���������  ������������������ Every day reveals some new fact  regarding the stiength of the Boer's  position at Colenso.  Capetown,* Dec. 28.���������Cnl. Otter has  been placed on Gen, Buller's staff.  A'British soldier, who deserted from  the army and made his way to the  Transvaal some years ago, was among  the captured by the British at Magersfontein. He says there were 24,000  Boers engaged and that the slaughter  among them in the trenches was  appalling.  Ottawa, Dec. 27.���������The names of officers of the Second   Contingent  were  announced   to-night  except- for   the  North west detachment, which will be  named by the Commissioner of Mounted Police later.  Col. Drury commands the artillery.  Maj. Hudon, of Quebec, "O" buttery;  Maj, Hurdriian, of Ottawa, "D"battery;  Maj." Ogilvie,-E" battery.  ���������Col. Lessard commands the Mounted  Rifles, with Col. Evans second in  command; Maj. Forrester commands "A"  squadron and Maj. Williams, of Winnipeg. "C" squadron.  Many requests are coming in" from  British- Columbia, to open recruiting  station for iough riders. The nearest  point at present is Calgary. Dr. Milne  who arrived here tn-d*y. will urge the  matter upon Dr. Borden.  Montreal, Dec. 27.���������Lieut. Col.  Steele, of the Northwest Mounted  Police, who. with Mis. Steele, is  spending Christmas in Montreal,  received a telegram from Dr. Borden,  offering htm the command ofthe  Western division of the Mounted  Rifles. The Colonel immediately wired  his acceptance of the appointment.  Col. Steele snid his impression was the  Mounted Rifles would be divided into  lwo divisions, one consisting of N. W  Al. P., and i-rrriiils from the .Northwest and the other consisting  cavalry regimeuls isast of Manitoba  ! |gx3������������������S6X__3������SS^^ '  ���������..--^���������J. _.__���������-.__,     I  PEACE ON EARTH  Brief Synopsis of the Christmas Sermon  in the Methedist Church by Rev. S. J.  Thompson.  I LIVELY IN LADYSMITH  The  Boer Artillery Practice is-  Improving Considerably.  This holiduy store is at your command. If you have any gifts to buy. some holiday  want to be provided'for or address need of any kind to be bought, you can- save " time |  and worry by coming direct to this store. We, are'most likely .to have what you  want, as you want it, and our helpers will cheerfully, give you every assistance in j;  making your selection. The crowds to-night are sure to be large, but this stores -  facilities will stand the test and shoppers may reasonably expect the best possible  service and attention.'       When  we  elose  at  Eleven; to-night the store* will remain  t < ' ' ���������  closed until seven o'clock Tuesday morning.   ,   -r '. , _    ���������  The   store   will- be��������� closed   all   day   Monday;-but on Tuesday morning we return to"  business with renewed energy and 'enthusiasm:; 'llVlt}wiir be .an important week for,  this  store, because  kll our efforts  will be directed towaa&s, adjusting stocks forstock  taking the "first of" the; new' year.     ,  Many >-lines must" be cleared put:. that's our  apology for such attractive'values as.these ;'"  '>'*���������,���������- : -��������� "'- >     **  .-_  - r'     "     ',-.' '  Linen Specials for       _*;  Tuesday���������?---; :u:, \7 ^*-' :'-';'\ '  72 inch extra heavy full bleached'Satin finished, tabl's'  " _ damasks, warranted  all  pure  Irish linen! superior*  -quality, our regular-pric ._75.c._aud 85cvyard/,spei-nil ���������>  ;.t     *    *  *- - "?"���������".1.. '.7. .'..."'. .;. . . .V.".'... - ������������������ *.'..'. .IKX*.  !-������������������-.- ,- .   . -.      .   ,      ' ��������� i7 V. '-j *���������*       -      ���������    ,  ��������� All-"pure ilinen  crumb' cloths, sizes"8x4and 10x4. in '  figuiedi.dama.sk "patterns, our   regular 'Price-$S.SU  -and $1.00. special  price..-  $2.������>  fitters Suits  Clearing', Prices iri  Dress Goods  i "Black figured liistre. 40 inch wide,  our regular pi ire  ' 45 cents, special price.". 35c,  A few dress lengths of 7 vards Fancy Dress Materia), -  silk and wool, in all shades, actual value $8.59. sale  7 ;: ; .-   *.'. .V..." $6.00  Black French Brocade, silk raised effects, very very  rich'in appearance, 6 to 6i yards, cheaji at $6 50.'.  special Z 51.00-  ���������.'���������_���������. . ,   ,        _  "Men's Air.Wnol'-'Tive'ed' Suits, in fancy checks, dark ;  '*'"- color, best" trimmings'' throughout, regular price.  t '-��������� $11.50, sale Jprice:.".'..-. !...." *.$0.7o .  .ty Y- "' "'        ''"-���������'-.���������"'' -" ' ." " '  :iMMes^WmtSr;  (llnderskirts   r  Ladies' Metallic  Stripe". Skirt-;, in. black and white.  *   green and'hlaek, purple and "white; regular goods,  and $2.50, sale price.:...' :._."..."..":..",.". $1.75  Last   Sunday   evening   Rev.    S. J.  Thompson chose as his lext the winds  of the Angels song  reenided  in   Luke  11-14, "Glory to God  in   the   Highest,  Peace on Earth   Good  Will  to  Men."  Tbe words of the text, contain a statement ot fact and  a   prophecy   of   the  coming glorious condition of l he e.u th  thiough   the   henelicent   influence   of  JesiiH   the   Saviour.    It.  is a   positive  fact that no single act of   the  Divine  adiiiiti:_lriit.ion has  brought  so  much  glory to God as "the unspeakable gilt"  of His deiiv Son.     Redemption is  the  1 song of the angels around  the tliionc  in   Heaven���������it   is   the   sonjj:    of*   .VXJ  millions  on  earth   todav.   and   as we  assemble heie what a tin illing thought  that we loo  lonn part   of   lbe   giv.it  host of redeemed souls'who  thiough  tho blessed life   nnd   death   of   Jesus  hive hope of a glorious   iiiimnitulity.  The piophecy  came   to   the   humble,  lowly, peaceful shepherds feeding their  flocks   by   night   on   Judt-i's   plains  Therein is a hint that to  us also  will  come the message of  God.     Wc.  too,  will hear angels sing if our  heiuts .ne  prepared as the. shepherds   weie   by  humility   and   faith.     The   piophecy  came at a  time  whim   pence   was   iilmost unknown,    Rome  by fone   had  made herself mistress of  the  woi Id���������  war, blood, carnage every wheie.   So  to   the   pence   loving   shepherds   Ihe  message of angels came with slaitluig  power. -   .  Is the prophecy possible of   fulfillment?   Surely   wherever  the  pi maples  of   Christianity   are    lieing   pio  claimed, pence comes.   The Islands  of  tlie se.i in their savage barbarism liave  heard the glad gospel and have ceased  their   constant., warefiire    on    fellow  tribes. Thirty years ago when Thomas  Ciosby went to the tribes of the north  of our own province he found tbe  big  war canvas   full - of   painted   savages  ready for bloodshed.   Now they dwell  peaceably  in   Christian   and   tomfoi-  table   homes.   It is not so long  ago  when   personal'insults   were   settled  only by the duel���������now  the   couit  of  justice, and fair trial  is  accorded  and  men are more and,more  learning  the  value of the Christian'methi'd of :et-  itig disputes'.    During'the last i ent my  it has been stated inuie than  60 cases  of Inlei-niitioiial  disputes   have   been  settled by arbitration'instead of ciuel  war. - The most notable case  of   late  years is the, Venezuela boundaiy dispute.,' That great commission  met in  Paris'and now that-'mutter is foreiei  settled   far", more; satisfactoiily.   far  niore,permatiently than'ever tt could  have been by war;"Nations,ate  made  up of,individuals and when  the pe.ue  of'God,.the love of'.God. and the -puit  or Jesus,Christ,.the spirit of  kinjne&s,  noni-esistaiice   arid . forgiveness    pei-  meates the rnle._s"as"weir~ns'the  pen-  pie the.propliecy.will "he-fulfilled  and  Reace"wiinie__eali_ad:liy, earlh'i -Ki_t'<it  nutidns.'���������K';' '--*���������="���������*-r-.r*'- "**-���������-;-  -*   *  ���������   At tliis"Chri~"tmns season . inste.id . of  peace in   our Empire .we' bine  w.u ���������  cruel..terrible'war..  A great nation r_is  LINE BUILT ROUND LADYSMITH  A Possibility That Commissioner L.  Herchmer Will Go in Command of the?  Western Wing of the Mounted Rifles,  With Major Steele as His Second.���������  All Will be Ready to Sail on Januar/  15th.  [Srrci IL TO THE IlEIU-Ill.  Ladysmith, Dec. 20.���������The Boer  has been very damaging lecuntly.  Fnd.iyone shell killed six men'  wounded nine. Another shell  misled Hie Fifth L-iuteis' Fine, slightly  wounding si~c otticeis." Sever.il shells  fell close to Gen. White's house, compelling the lemoval of heailquaiters to'  .mother place.  Befote dawn today .1 detachment of  mounted fortes with artillery aud light  inf.intiy moved out 111 a westeily  dii eetion. The Boer aitillery from  K.iinperdani opened fire and Kimbei-  ley fort  leplied   with  20 shells.    The  fiie'  On  .md  just'  tt  '('-  Laidies* Winter Jackets  for $3.00  Ladies' Heavy :Tweed"Jackets, in brown and white  mixtures, regular at $7.00, special  $3.00  ������  Ladies' Black Beaver Cloth Jackets, button front  Special value at $8.50, spechd.  .$1.75  Boys' Winter Reefers  "Boys'%a^~Cloth"^Reefers", all"wool HnVd"with"l>lnelr'  farmers' satin, all sizes, our special value at, $5.50,"  this sale price .* ��������� $4.00  Boys'Napp Cloth  Reefers, check  tweed lining, our  tegular price $2.75, special at :...$2.00  25* Per Gent: Off  All   Ladies'   Felt   Sailor aiid  ; means a $2.00 Hat for'.  -Walking Hats."  This  ..$1.50  Mens' Overcoats  Mens'  All  Wool   Beaver. ClotK   Overcoats,   velvet  ��������� collar, well lined, throaghoub with  best fa"������|^-  satin, regular price $15.00.*special $12.00  Fur Gapes  Lndies' New ^Greenland Seal Capes, very high collar,  cut full sweep, lined - seal brown'sateen, regular  $30,00, sale price to, clear "..':.... $19.50  Your Needs iri Hosiery  Can be easily satisfied at this Store, no matter  what it may lie iti Hosiery Tfor* man. woman, child  or infant. This is -the one store that has antici-*  pitted every demand and reliable qualities, always  and invariably the*best values within your reach.  Oa.pR.arid-_ ,'..-r._l'. -V:   Tam G?Shanters     v    \  'These lines we wish to discontinue in stock and so  make prices I hat will clear out what we have left  .   in a hurry;   Ready for to-night. .  If ybu are j udicibus  'Yon will not leave it loo late to mme for a share of  - these very generous giving*". -   Each one speaks for  itself. -������ "- -  ^  V  1  *  ^S&S&&SSSfSSfSfS&SfSfSi&&&SfSfS&SfSfS)ll  iit war with a smaller.    Great Biilain  is senditig-the.1 very   choicest   of   her  childien,   the   noble   iis.well   .is   the  plowman to the. scene of conflict.' "Al-  tendyv    several   ' thousands'-of'_. oiir  brol hers have paid the   cruel   pen.ilty  and it looks as if many thousands 11101 e  would - he .'sacrificed. .  The   question  now is no longer one.of 'lhe"nghts of  a   few ibiiiisaiid -Eiiglis.liTnen   in   the  Republic of,the Transvaal, bub of the  right   of     Great. Britain    in    South  Africa. -I think it, can\safely he said  that   all    through    the    negotiations  of the past months Great Bi itain" has  shown the disposition for' a  pe ii e.ible  settlement.     Raie was the patience of  that government under  the  lepeated  acts 1 if  irritation  and   the continued  denial of promises made in the p 1st.   I  am unawiiie  of any  proposal hy  the  Boers for a peaceable settlement. And  when   at.   Inst     the   ult.i1nnt.11n    w.is  penned with the demand for the withdrawal of British forres,   war was the  only    solution.       But    will   Butish  supremacy mean blessing or turai- to  the   peopie   of   South    Africa?     The  answer to  that cm  be  found in  tin-  condition     of     our    own   Dominion.  When Wolfe and  Montcalm  met on  the plains of Abraham the destiny of  the northern half of this.gieat c.-inti-  nent.    France and~England met there,  and in tbe outcome of that  battle lav  our happiness.      Are we not better off  today for British  sovereign! v.   Look  also at India?, ���������   Before British possession India was nothing but a seething  pot   of intertribal   wars.   Today  the  poorest   pnrioh  as  well   as   the   liih  rajah has learned that the tiiple  ci  flag means liberty, justice and advj  intr civilization.  It may be'and is a fearful ptico.to  pay. Our hearts are sitk wilh  tho awful war and son-ow nnd  hatred growing out of the w.u. .md  'we pray as in language of 11 woman  writur:  ' I'm not  praying   for the honor of  old England'as she stands.  With her glory crowned sceptre leaching over all the lands:  But I lift my voice to heaven,  to the  King of near and far.  Till He hears mv supplication. "God  have mercy ! Stop the w.ir "  Down from the throne the pilyiue  Saviour looks upon, these sienes of  t-iiriiiit'-i". The wounded and dying  lift. Iheir lieirtsto Him. We hope  and ptay that out of nil this trouble  He 1 nnv lead us and bring Peace to  the struggling earlh. "   a  British-force leconnoiteied   the   out-*  posts along Liiziato" ndge,  the   Boei!  patiols letreating.      Having  accomplished this and having discovered that -  1 einforcenients weie appio telling from  Wimbledon ridge. Col. Ch.unpeis withf _  the Royal Aitilleiy exchanged a dozeir  shells .ia soon ,as  the  guns could^be __  limbered up.    Some 500 Boers  ponied/  111 -a be.-vy fiie fiom Lheir e.uthwoiks,-  the British finally letreating witli the*  loss of one hoise*.  London, Dec 30.���������The Times pub-";  li-.hes the following despatch from  Chievely Camp, dated Dec. 2t. Parties  of Boeis approached today within  thiee miles of Chievely C.irtip; thie.it-"  ening out" wateiing paities who an*  compelled to go*"froln one to two miles'  nwinj^ to the scat city of water. . It iir  leported that tbe Ladysmith gariibor.  m.ide a sortie 01V Thiusdny und cap-'  Hired .1 hill. " ���������*.   '  Ottawa,  Dec. 29���������Toe Laurentian  and Montezuma will start tiom  Hali-'  fax on January, 10th, having on board  the   artillery   uud   one   regiment    of  mounted   rifles.     There   may ..be    aJ  change in the command of the western J������.'   \   ', <  squadrons.   Lieut.-Col. Steele is here."^,^!'.,  today.   -If .Commissioner    Heichiner*   '"*���������*  w ill giTin* comiTiand, and it, is  thougfaG&S_*H_3<������,  he will, then Steele will  be second "in  command to him.   Steele appioves of  such   au. airangemeut.      It   will   be'  known tomorrow if there ate likely to  be some other changes in the" oflicers '  of the contingent.    It is repoited th. fr-  some^ ofthem will  not be able to   go  and in that taffe others will have to be"  appointed.  Pretoria, I_)ec. 29.���������Gen. Schelk-  huiger leports on the 23rd trains'  running to Colenso,- indicating that  the Boeis have 'built a. connection  around Ladysmith. s Gen. Cionje ie-3  poiti> fiom Modder River on the 24tlf  that the Boeis taptuied two Bi itish  forts at Kuruui.ui on the 17th.  It is rumored that Gen. Methuen's  big naval gun h.is exploded. t   .   /  GiBitALTAit, Det. 27-Lord Roller's  ai 1 ived hei e yesterday and sailedeai ly  this iiininMiit fm Capetown accoui  p mied by Lord Kitclmer. _  -  TY  ZUJ  ���������^sa --'���������il  '���������^11  u:ii  f.j  I oss  ranc-  Kootenay Curling Association. %  Nelson. B. O..' Dec. 27~.���������The Kootenay Cmling As-ociation meeting wns  held  in  the Phaii- hotel today.   The (  esecutive for the._ydiE_is.=i.-is._followi~r.i.  P.itinnr   Hon.    C." W.     Mackintosh:!  Piesident. J. S.'C. Fiasei;   Vice-Pi es.,  H. A. Brow 11, G. O. Buchanan,  Judgif  FoiinaudM. L. Giiments; Sec.-Treas.-  Mr.     Gilmote;    Chaplain,    Rev. 'Mi-  Gaudies; ExeiutiNe Committee. F. W.  Peter.. Jas. Wiiyn. R. D. Northill. F.  Tamblyii. W. M. Lawience  and  J. G:  Main.    The   annual   lionspiel   will. b_"  held at Rossland.1  A Ing altendauce is-  guai-anlee'd for   lhe   Revelstoke   bon-1  spiel and carnival in February.  V, ii  h-ljt  o!\%*<  Last Night's Council Meeting.  Tli6iily contieil met us usual bi������it  niglit. Ald.-Mi iCechtiie being c-li.iir-  1111111 in the ah^eiii-e of the mayor.  There was very little business nf any  inipoi ti'nct- tiansacted except that thtf  i otjti-act with W. A. Nettle to build  the llie ball was 1 atilied and the petition of the Gieely cieek settlers to thn  govei nun-iil for the completion of then*  wagon fund "ind the ( oust i uction of 11  liridge ntrOsi the Illec-illeivaet wan  i-ndot _ed.  1 >i  ���������III  1  ��������� !_  f+f+e+ao****************** *4fif*04*4ii**������4r*f(*������*********  m*404t4r*C*Hf***4Hf*4f*******i  Christmas Tree  The   Christmas    celebrations   were  very fittingly brought to a  close   on  Tuesday   evening   by   the   entertainment in the Presbyterian chin< h.    By  eigbt o'clock the chinch was crowded  and  soon   standing   room   was   at  a  premium.   The first part of  the   programme consisted of views  of Aft 11.1  under the direction of Mr. Lawrence,  whosp  explanations of   the   different  scenes shewed  he had  not forgotten  the old days  of his   sojourn   in  that  sunny fclime.   Among tlie \iews given  was one showing a pei tert circle of a  rainbow nt the falls of Zamhesi.  the  onlv place in tbe world where it is to  be "seen.      After  the  trip    through  Africa   was   concluded   the    old  and  original Sant������ Clans put in an npiiear-  ante   and   distributed   presents  from  two     prettily    decorated    Christmas  trees to over"70 Sunday school schnlais  I besides  candy   b.-gs   to  all   children  j present.  The Great Western Mines. Limited.  The aliove company held a meeting  of -11111 ehulilers in the nuiipnny's office .  hi-ie nn Fiiint stieet on Saiiu.lay lusl:  The airangenient"< all eady made for  taking over the Ajax ilnim weie ion-  fined, Tom Tayloi, of Trout Lake  City, om- of the original owners, being  present. The meeting was uiianimon .  in tbe opinion that tbe opeiations ab  the mine should be vigorously pushed  on.  Presentation. ^  A very pleasant sm prise awaited  Mr. and Mrs. Menzies Christmas  morning when Dr. McKechnie. Messrs.  Lawrence. S. Saunders and G. M.  Cl.uk, as delegates fiom the Presliy-  teii.in church, called at the Manse and  presented theni with a very pretty  dinner set as a present from the congregation.  Nettie L.  The ore shoot in the lower tunnel  has widened out to four feet of highly  mineralized quartz with a fine streafc-  of clean oie 011 the banging wall. 2 ;!  ���������"-lis  i���������*s  'I  *i:  ���������Id  ..iike  stor  i the  (Hub  king  . per  (1 on  i line  inscr  .i53U->.  .er, ������.00  .ly ill acl-  .iiai.ii  Joli  .mil 1������ InliiiK  pie imi ell to  irst-i'l.ii'iiitj-lo  i.    No job too  Mail oidera  i irl.il on yonr  -.   k.���������..unc  too  small���������toe   u-  promptly attended to.   Giva in  " To Correspondent; Wc invite corrcfcl'oiul-  oncc on anv subject of lnteiret to tlie ruiici.al  i.ublie. and desire a uli.ible regular eon exponent in every locality suiroiinihiiK *"(���������-������'���������  stoke. In all ca������_< llie bona lidenaino of tlio  imttr must accoinjltnjr manuscript. Hut not  n*ce������_rily for publication.  Address all communications  REVELSTOKE   HERALD  NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.  on  thc  as  1. AU correspondence must be lefe-ibly inltten  on onesided the paper only. ,  2. Corrrfiwmlence   . ontniiunK pciFonal matter must be slsrncd with the pioper name of the  '"I'corrcspondo.ii-o villi reference to .iny-  'hinc thai lias appeared In another paper must  (iritis offered fin* pulillcatloii to that paper  b������fore ii can r.ppear in liiB Hhiialu.  A STRONG CRITICISM  THE BRITISH ARMY  OFFICERS  AND  "COLONIALS."  The Great Need at the Outset was  '" Mounted Men.  An officer who has been 2G years  in South Africa and served through  the Basuto and Zulu campaigns, said  to an interviewer the other day:  "The mistake of the entire campaign so- far has been that, instead  of sending mounted men, the war  office has sent out infantry.'  "Why?" was asked.  "Because Lord Wolseley is a faddist  on the subject of infantry. He has  been in fault. When Canad offered  much needed cavalry, he replied, 'We  want infantry.'  "You have heard of certain jealousies of the Natal forces? That is  the point. The jealousies of redtap-  ism are at; the bottom of all the  troubles. It consisted, first of all, in  snubbing every volunteer officer in  England, but. worse still, has been  the snubbing of every colonial officer.  I know them well, and colored troops  are the finest troops in the world,  man for man, far better than the  Boers.  Everyone knows that when the  English troops got out there, the  chiefs of the local forces, who knew  *!._> <.nuntrv and the Boer methods  of fighting, offered their services  spontaneously. They x-ere all mounted men and "would havo been invalu-1  able. What was the result? General  Buller, for instance, would not have  them at all. and went so far as to  say that they were more trouble than  they,  were  worth.*'  Colonial  Troops  ������������������But,"  said the interviewer, "������ma  of them were taken."  "Yes," taid the officer, "at first  the English would not have them at  all, then in order to calm tho colonial  feeling of indignation, some 500 were  embodied:" That was a sop to the  colonials, yet the Imperial Colonial  light horse saved the battle of Dundee. The regulars were retiring when  . the light horse of irregulars, as they  were termed, rallied with the cry,  "Boys, don't let us have another  Majuba!" and Colonel Chisholm, who  lost his life fighting with them, said,  'I have never seen^such  men.'  "There is the case of Colonel Baden-Powell, who.^has made the only  bright untarnished record of tlie  present war. What has he worked  __with?-r__W__th___:irregtilars,_-only���������about-  800 of them. You have got their  .value by facts.noc by inferences. Since  the commencement of the war Colonel  Baden-Powell has held his own  against General Cronje with a force  of 6000 Boers. Cronje failed in all  his attacks against' these irregulars,  but he detached 4000 of his forces  and went to meet General Methuen,  with the results that we only know  too well."  Good  Leaders  for  British  "Then,   too,"    was  queried,    '-who.  would   make  good   leaders   today,  of  all there are on the.firing line?"  "General Hector McDonald.the self-  made man, the former draper from  behind the counter, the man risen  from the ranks, the born fighter,  with a genius for war, the man who  saved 'he position at Omdurman."  General McDonald, when the war  broke out, went to the war office  four times, and upon his knees, so  to speak, begged for an appointment,  but was refused and shuffled off to  India Instead. He was one of those  Ken who had no aristocratic connexion., and so was shelved. Now that  they want men they send out McDonald. Mind you, these men.who are  born and pass a large part of their  lives on Picadilly, are brave enough,  if you like, but are not of the constitution of the men required to  fight upon the veldt.'  "Then Baden-Powell, because he  believe, in irregulars and fights thc  Boers in their own methods, a system -which takes "hem entirely by  surprise.    He is full  of resources."  "General Sir Charles Warren, because he was in charge of the Be-  chuanaland expedition. In that  campaign he employed irregulars only  and the Boers had to give way. Sir  Charles is a  quarrelsome  hence not a favorite at tho war oflico,  but he is a conscientious man, liko  Gordon, and knows South Africa and  the Boers like uo other English general.      ,-������������������-.  "Another the British have available is General Sir Frederick Carring-  ton. He was in command in Basuto-  land. In the Basuto war I was as  near him as I am "to you when he  was wounded. He knocked smoke out  ot the Bastttos, and' the Basutos  knocked smoke out of Boers. C:ir-  rington is another case of thoso who  applied af the war oflice to be sent  to the Cape, but without avail. He  even offered to go out privately  the chance, but was stopped at  war   ollice. .-  Outlook for tho Future  "Do you look upon the position  hopeless?"  "It is bad, but it would not be lost  if we never employed a regular trooper 'there. One victory would retrieve  the whole situation. Plumes, red  tapism and favoritism must now  cease. Every day weakens the  Boers. They cannot replace tlieir lost  horses. They cannot recruit. Tliey  cannot keep up their commissary  department without tha greatest difficulty. .In that way every day is of  use to the British. The Free Staters  aro vory tired of the war. We could  raise 12,000 mounted troops at the  Cape of just, the kind ive need. Canada is sending another 1000 cavalry  at her own expense if she wished  to pay the cost she could easily mobilize 10,000  more  "Tell   me,   what  have   thc  English,  in   your  opinion,   to  do  now?"  "They have," said the officer, to rc-  itire on strong defensive positions,  and await their reinforcements. The  Boers will never attack theni. If  they do, they will he repelled.   o-   OF ENGLAND'S   RIGHT IN  THE KAFFIR'S COUNTRY  ���������____-_  r_>'  s  EXCITING INCIDENT  LORD   BERESF0RD  Says the   Issue of the War Depends  on the Artillery.  London,     Dec.     20.���������Rear-Admiral  Lord Charles Beresford is quoted ^n  an interview today as saying:      "Tlie  issue of the war   will   depend   more  upon the artillery man   anything   else  especially at the siege of Pretoria and  other placeo where the    biggest bat-  ties are expected.     Therefore I urg?  that all the naval  guns which. can   bo  spared  from the  reserves   and  other  ships,  be  mounted   for  field   servico  immediately.     This move   is   necessary, as there are no quick firing 1-  pounders of 1,200 weight in the army.  The government should    immediately  commission every ship in  A division  of the navy, as a needful   precaution  against  any  nation  seeking  to   take  advantage* of Great   Britain's   condition.     No friendly nation would object.     I   am   greatly   pleased   to   see  General Roberts and General Kitchener go to the" aid of General Buller."1  To Volunteers.  Mr. George J. Goschen, first lord of  the     admiralty,    when  . distributing  ptizes to volunteers and riflcmcn-'in  London    yesterday,    said:    " "I little  thought when I accepted this invitation that I should    address    men    to  whom  an  appeal-has  been   made to  stand  shoulder to shoulder with tbe  regulars  in   South  Africa.   ��������� The  possession,of 250,000 volunteers -will    be  regarded by the country 1 am sure as  a great element of security, and 1 am  confident that they aro all    prepared  to do their duty. '   The colonies arc  also prepared to do their share,  and  Australia   is  to  the fore,   welcoming  the opportunity to go to the front."  Navy at Their Backs.  After praising the great  services of  the   naval     brigades     assisting   the  troops in South Africa and testifying  to the constant anxiety of naval men  to he in tho thick of tho fighting. Mr.  Goschen said:    "It    is  impossible  to  grant their   desires,    although   these  soldiers and sailors ivould be glad to  go to South Africa in thousands, because when 120,000 regulars have already left our shores,  the   responsibility for the efficiency of our navy will  be   immensely increased.     I    believe  that the preparedness of the navy has  contributed essentially to assist Britons to remain calm and confident, despite the  black outlook.      We have  not only to look to South Africa, but  ..it-^the-situation;���������aud-at-possibleVea"  ergencies all around and, -n-ithout being an alarmist, I would insist that  wo must sacrifice much of   the   imperative duty that every ship be fully  and properly manned.'*  Mr. Goschen concluded with an eloquent tribute to tho unanimity of th������  country and the colonies, in supporting the government in a grave  crisis.   o   u BRITAIN'S  DEFEAT -  Would be a Disaster   to the United  States  New York, Dec.2.1.���������T. Shearman  supports the idea that the defeat of  tbo British! in South Africa would be  a disaster to the United St._te=. "on-  tinuing he says it is most astonishing  that intelligent business men. who  know anything of our history, should  ignore the inextricable involvement  of,all our financial affairs with those  of Great Britain. History shows that  whenever Great Britain has been involved In a serious war, as in 1S.1I  and 1857, panic and disaster have occurred In the United States. Jn discussing President Kruger Mr. Shearman says: "The plain, obvious  truth, which no one can fail to see,  vi ho uses his own eyes, is that ran!  Kruger is a corrupt, unscrupulous,  treacherous despot."   o   IMPERIAL  COVERN'.yffiC.T  The Rt. Reverend Anthony Gau  ghran, Roman Catholic Bishop at  Kimberley, South Africa, furnishe*  some interesting information and  opinions with regard to the difficulties, now merged into war, between  tho British and the Boer.  In a letter to a member of the  Bob~on Herald staff, dated previous to  the outbreak of hostilities (September  19th) he champions the cause cf the  Outlander population of the Transvaal republic, and views the question  from the standpoint of one who da-  sires equal right for all in that country. A residence of 13 years in South  Africa has enabled the Bishop to acquire a thorough acquaintance with  the conditions existing in that country. It will be observed that Bishop Gaughran was thoroughly convinced at the time the letter was written that war between the British and  the Boers was Inevitable.  The part of the letter whicli is of  public lnterst is as follows:  "Now for my personal opinion  about the matter. I can with a  safe conscience, ������ay that England  very seldom had a more just cause  for war. The state' of things in the  Transvaal was a scandal to the nation. That a handful of men, some  of whom were very illiterate, and all  of whom very prejudiced and selfish, should expect to be allowed to  make laws forever for those< who  spent their money in buying up property in that country and developing its wealth, is preposterous.  Chamberlain's indictment of the  Transvaal government was perfectly  fair. 1 have no hesitation in saying so, and I have had 13 years to  study this question.  "I  am not an Englishman,  as you  know,   nor   are   my    sympathies    in  general  with  England;. ���������'but in  this  ease I do  believe:   England    will do  credit to 'our common  humanity  by  forcing a small state calling itself   a  republic to give equal rights to all. .  "Whatever one may call  England's  title to interfere in this, matter,1 It is  certain that in former years most of  the   Boers,   their  president  ��������� at  their  head, asked England to come to their  aid  and  take over .the state. She did  so, and  then when the debts of-  the  little republic were paid by England,  and Paul Kruger received his salary,  which was in arrears for a longtime,  he started a rebellion against the new  authority. , Gladstone gave them back  their   country   under    certain   conditions.  The fourth  clause of the convention   conveyed- the   idea   that  all  who go into1 the'country should have  equal rights.   The  Boers, and    their  volksraad'did not keep that.promise;  lhey did*not give equal rights to all.  "When- the  rush to   the Transvaal  began there was a simple law for the  franchise.      I -am writing from memory,  but I  think  it must have  been  it residence of two .years and paying  laxea. ��������� A   few "years "afterwards  this  was  increased   to six   years, .then  to  nine years, then to 1-1 years:" and no  one could say. how many more years  might be added  on".  "Those who invested their money  in the country had no hope'of ever  having ,.       .  any. voice - in  the -government of the country, and  yet the Outlahders were twice as  numerous, at-least, as the original  usurpers. "For in my mind I do not  give to the Boers ot the Transvaal  the title of nationality. They simply killed the Kaffirs 50 years -ago,  and they took their place. There is  nothing in this that implies proscription  for a  nation.  "Now comes the question of Paul  Kruger and his advisers. He had a  clever man for some time_who kept  him from committing himself too far;  but he- lias left him, and now the  whole government seems -to be the  boat without the rudder. Oom Paul  is shrewd, but when- one considers  that the president of the small republic "which has only 60,000 inhabitants or thereabouts receives a salary as large as that "of the President  of the United States, one can imagine that patriotism is not tne  very first characteristic of hjs life.  I cannot enter into the details of  concessions .which. J^be_liexe*__-__'-e__.  Of Tugela River   Battle���������How Lieut  , Roberts was Killed.  London, Dec. 23.���������The    Daily Telegraph has a special from    Chleveley,  dated December 16th, which tells how  Lieut. "Roberts,  son    of    Lord    Roberts, fell at Tugela river.      It says:  "Horees of the 14th and 66th batteries had been killed and Lieut. Roberts,  Capt.  Schofleld  and    Capt.  Congreve,  of the Rifles, attempted with gunner  volunteers to drag out the guns. Capt.  Schofleld succeeded, helped by a corporal and some men.     Lieut. Roberts  was hit badly   by   a shell.     Captain  Congreve was struck repeatedly  and-  wounded   slightly.       After   a   while  Captain Congreve, Captain Foster and  Major Baptie brought Lieut. Roberts  from the open in to a little ravine,  where he lay hidden from the enemy's terrible  fire.  Fourteen gunners,  14 men of the Devonshire    regiment  and a few others were with Colonel  Bullock when the retirement was ordered. These men were isolated parties of the Devonshire^ and the Scots  Fusileers, and togethe'r with some of  the Queens, were cut off and captured.     Many fought until late In  the  afternoon, part of the Irish- men running the gauntlet of the Boer maus-  ers from hiding places along the river  bank., At 5 o'clock 40 Boers approached the 10 abandoned guns.      On espying Colonel   Bullock, Captain Congreve and the others in   the   ravine,  they called upon the British to surrender.       Colonel   Bullock    declined  and threatened to shoot, although his  party had only 14 rifles.     The Boers  retired and a parley ensued.     Then  100 Boers rode up to    within a    few  yards of the party, but Bullock swore  he     would not be taken,     prisoner,  whereupon a Boer knocked him down  with his rifle butt.      Afterwards tho  enemy gave our wounded water and  cordials, then, having taken all -their  arms,  ammunition  and  field glasses,  they let them return to our ambulances.      Colonel     Bullock,     Colonel  Hunt   Major   Walker   and     Captain  Goodwin were taken prisoners.     The  Scots-Fusileers-.lost nearly two companies" captured." ' , i  v A despatch to The,_ Daily Mail from  Chieveley, dated December loth, estimated casualties.in General    Buller's  repulse;as  1,500,  including 332 missing.     It announces that a portion of  the British troops   have returned to  Frere.   o   OF GAJABA  Head Office, Toronto.  Capital Authorized,    -    $2,500,000.00  Capital Paid Up,       - $2,311,034.00  Rest, - - $1,502,172.00  $mmmmmrmmfmmmmmmmwmmwmmmm 3  I    THE MOLSONS BANK   I  EE Incorporated by Act of Patimament, 1855. 3  i ���������-��������� 3  ������ HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL 3  1  DIRECTORS:  H.   S.   Howland,  President  T.R.Merritt,Vice-Pres,  St.   Catherines  William Ramsay,  Robert Jaffray  Hugh   Ryan,   T  Sutherland,  Stayner  " Ellas Rodgers  D. R. 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London, Dec. 23.���������A correspondent  of the Associated Press at Modder  River, under date of December I7!.h,  describing the changes in the art ot  warfare, says: "It would be .llmost  impossible to take such a position as  Magersfontein by assault. Midrrn  battles, owing to the length of rifle  range, will last ��������� six dayis, when1  formerly they would only have lasted  a few' hours. The Boer trenches,  wliich are rather like underground  dwellings than trenches, always provide a safe retreat. They are very  wide and deep and are ca fomented  at "intervals, allowing a concentration  c������ defenders at-any given point without danger to themselves. "Th9 British here are.anxious that the Boeis  should attack them and the belief is  prevalent that treachery is largi ly  responsible for the underestimate  placed on the Boer forces by (be  cavalry scouts. -  Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries Public,  Etc.  Taylor Block, McKenzie Avenue, Revelstoke Station.              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These I do, not  care to.consider..   .-  "I have always held that a man- in  any country has the same right as  another if he conducts himself as he  ought, and'that-there should' be'no  distinction beyond , that which Is  necessary to test' hfs sincerity. .> Let  the United States be a model for republics in   this  matter.  "Tliere must bejat the end of the  10th. century no government calling  itself a republic, while in reality It is  a close oligarchy.  "Now I have given you my views  in general on the situation. Were I  to go into the history .of thif. country In more jlctail I rould make out  a very much stronger race against  the Boers. I only want in set you  on what T consider the right lino of  judgment in the struggle,which seems  to me to be inevitable now."  -: o   PATHETIC INCIDENTS  Otllee:   T.ij'lor  Hlock, Mackenzie    Avenue,  Revelstoke.  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AVc-ave-now-offering^extra-  of the War- Tommy Atkins' Devotion  to His   Officers.    .  r,ondon, Dec. 22.���������Letters from  British officers and soldiers fighting  in the Transvaal and lengthy descriptions from tho war correspondents that filter into print through tho  mails, show thrilling and pathetic incidents. Writing to his mother a  young officer ^ of thc Mancheeters,  wounded, in one of thc first engagements relates that while ho lay on  the hill side expecting to die during  the night, which had already fallen,  bleeding from a had wound In hi?  thigh and shivering with cold there  stumbled .over him a Tommy Atkins  of his own company named Rogers  This   Tommy   quickly     whipped   ofr  ������ally sheepskins. I)iB  own   ovf.r    coat    and    placed  it  Hunger is a terirble thing, but some   around ffie boy officer and lying down  people consider thirst more so. 'put his arms nound him and for the  The  Boers   may   be    illiterate  and, Ires-t  of  that  long  cold    night    kept  in a jireat many ways not up to dale,   him   warm.        There  are  being  told  but   White.   Methuen,     Gatacre    and   many ,such Incidents of  some  of   thc   other   military    lighla tenderness and    bravery that   wipt*  man, and  think  they can  fight a  bit. away difference in rink.  ordinary values in  Ladies' Far Jackets,'  Ladies'" Fitr Caps,  Ladies' Fur Coll.irettea  Ladies' Far Gauntlets  Lit dies' Fur Muffs  Also rare bargains in    .  Dress   (rcods  Mantle Cloth*  Flannels  Undei'wear      t  JJl*n7,-eU  Our stock v. ill be found to  be comp efc ein every respect  of tlie very best rjuality and  reasonable in price.  Your patronage solicited.  ROBERT SAMSON  THE .;P10N-BBR-:-L_iyERY-  ir Feed and'Sale Stable of tbe lardeau and Trout Lake  Saddle    and     Pack  always for hire.  Horse.  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C  I PROMPTLY SECURED!  XX rile for onr lijterentlnK hooks " Invont-  i Ufa Ifclp" and " How yon nro Nwltiillcd." ,  ; f-c-ml un a rough sketch or model of your ���������  , Invention or Improvement nnd _vo will tell .  i yon froo our opinion n-> to whether Jt in (  in-olmblir patentable.   We make a hpci'lnlty <  of applications  rejected   in  other hantli. ���������  HlKlictit reference, furnished. i  MARION & MARION i  PATXNT SOLICITORS ft EXPERTS ',  Civil ������ H'ehnnlcil Fncflncen, Oradttntps of tlm 1  Polytechnic School ef ^nKlnrefln*. JIkcIicIqh In }  Applied  Hcli-ncrs,   Laval   ITnlvrr.lv,  _llcnir,crn '  l'attfnt Law ApKOcl.itlftn, AihitIcaii Wat. r Works  Association, Hhv* J'tiulanri  Waler Worki Anqoc.  I'. 0 HuirnyOTH AsfOclstlon, Assoc. Member Can. '  Society of Civil Engineers.  ', nccinim. i Ktw 1mK u'1 iriD'0.. MONTPFHt C*">.  , "'C"1- ( ATLANTIS B'-IIDINC., WAS HI HOT OH, C C.  Much of tho rag timo muaio indulged In hy amateurs seems to be coming  unravollcd.  It Isn't necessary to make a fool of  yourself every time you have an opportunity.  Many a low priced dog wears a  high priced collar. The combination  typically is seen among many human  beings.  3*_K@3gSgggggggggSsSSW������egis5eSg .  ____Send-������or-U-Cepy^of-th*i -Third ^Anaual-Editi���������-^^-~k<-  OI'-  PETTIPIECE'S  Complete ahdRcicai.'^v  All About Revelstoke  The Gateway to the Wonderfully Rich Ji'l/Hwal JSwt'dul of Sort li  Koolenay and Canoe River.    Tht: &ivpx^il ^oiai for fhe  liiy Rend, Trout JaiUv, Lardeau, IK^uticart, Albert Canyon, Jordan Pass a nd. Eayle Pans  Districts.  Businexs Men, and. Busi-,  nai.'i Houses.   The name, Oceu-  ,  palion and Residence of  Every Male Resident  ' " in    the , City.  'Price,  50 Cents.  i .1  AnnrtKS.s:     . _.  R.P. PETTIPIECE,  Revelstoke, B. C.  1 i JL_f* iiSll  Notary Public.  "Solo A"?cnt for  HON WORKS  Revelstoke  Townsite  Mining, Fire nnd  Life Iusoranco.  Office, Oprpoiit* C.P.E, Depot  .1}lacksnaitbing,. Jobbing,  * Pluiiibiiig,  Pipe Fitting,     '  ������ Tinsmith ing   Sheet Iron  Work,    Machinery    Repaired.  Mining    Work    a    Specialty*  ROBT. GORDON  Hovel .toke.  *______*_*____  His- MUSHING TO THE  MINES  SCENES OF DANGER AND DARING ON  THE BLEAK WINTER ROUTE  TO   NOME.  Fatality   in   the   Ice���������A  Wonderful  Quartz Ledge���������Winter Comes  Suddenly.  Again the silent northern stars'ave  looking down upon a mad pilgrimage  of torture and terror, mail-v "."Uhout  complaint, with the beckoning linger  of gold luring the stampeders on.  Mushers, not stampeders. is the new  namo given these argonauts with  the new cry,"On to Nome" some appearing to be enduring such adventures and privations as turn the hair  groy���������yet never thinking of turning  back. When the rush commenced  there was still warm weather in the  Yukon valley���������unprecedented, inexplicable warm weather���������but on the 12th  of this month a landslide of chilliness  awept over the country, its effect  being noted simultaneously from Skagway to limit of wire connexion. The  mercury dropped, to quote the Alaskan, "as though struck with a  weight, going down 'some 30 degrees in 24 hours. Tho lowest point  registered was at Ogilvie, where it  waa 42 degrees below on the night  of the 12th. Tagish repotted ?0 below  whero only the previous day it had  been 11 above. Five Fingers was  87 below. Selkirk 30 below.Dawson  21, Selwny 15, and the 12th registered  6 degrees below���������a variation towards  the base of the thermometer of ��������� IS  degrees from the day before. Tiav-  ellers who have not yet started out  of course welcomed the change, know-  -"ing that it would solidify the winter  highway and make travel fairly  feasible���������with those who are trying  to "rush the river" it was different.'  Many different scows were pinched,  their owners and crews losing out-*-  Hts and stocks, and not infrequently  having an unpleasantly close call  for their lives. Henry Mortimer nn  arriving at Dawson, on. ' Nivr-mber  Hth, reports the loss of one boat  n.av Stewart river, and the drowning  of three men and two won'i"-i.whose  names, however, he could no-. tiS'-cr-  tain. This accident "occurred November 3. This party were floatuig down,  in a flat" bottom boat, "and despite the'  warnings of Mortimer (which doubtless tHey did not hear) struck the  ico jam and perished. None of the  members of the party were identified,  but Mr. Mortimer was confident they  were from the wrecked steamer  Stratton. Ho has also a word of high  appreciation of John Riley, the engineer of tliat ill fated craft, .-who  stood at his post .like brave John  Maynard, even "until the water.came  up "and extingished the fires. Burton  Babcock, the mining partner of Hamlin Garland, the author., is reported  by the Alaskan to have reached Dawson on November 14th, liaviner had  had time getting there.   At Windy  was coming, that they blew horns in,  and he had his horn under his  pillow and was lying there awake  He had read literature enough to  know that a light from a bull's-eye  meant trouhle in a. House .. at tliat  time of night and when he saw the  light creeping over the carpet he  reached under his pillow and got that  horn and began to blow it, half scared to death, hut never flinching and  blowing all the better on tbat account  "Well, you know, courage and nerve  and all that are necessary parts of  a nian-'s outfit, if he calculates to  amount' to''anything but there are  times, no matter how much a man's  got of 'era he doesn't want" to "unpack  'em at all, but just wants to light  out as fast as he can, and this  seemed- to be clearly one of those occasions, because it wouldn't be two  minutes until the whole neighborhood would be around the house and  I started right away, hearing the  folks on that floor slamming doors  and making a grand rush for the  Ismail boy's room. His, excitement  kept him blowing a ' second or two  after they came and that -was a great  help and then of course it took him  a little time to tell the story and  that gave me more time; enough to  get   away in.  "But if I did get away 1 suppose  they looked on little Willie as a hero,  and I thbak myself that Willie was  pretty  slick."  TERRIBLE DISASTER  Landslide    Works    I-Iavoc at Amalli.  Italy.  Rome, Dec.23.���������A terrible disaster took place yesterday afternoon at  Amalli, the popular tourist resort on  the Gulf of Salerno. About 2 o'clock  an enormous rock, upon which stood  tlie. Cappuccini hotel, slid down into  the sea with a deafening roar, and  without a moment's warning, carrying with it the hotel, the old Capuchin monastery, the Hotel Santa Cal-  erina v-and several villas. Many  people 'were buried in the debris  which crushed four vessels to the bottom of the sea, destroying tlieir crews.  The mass of earth which slipped was  about 5.P00 cubic yards. The population is in a state of terror, fearing fresh casualties., Troops have arrived on the scene and, have begun  the rescue work. It is believed that  the'loss of life is heavy, including a'  number of monks and occupants of  the hotel. As yet it is impossible to  ascertain thc number.  TERRIBLE   SKATING   ACCIDENT  At  Brussels���������Forty   School,  ' Lose Their Livee.  Children  Arm one of the barges the ��������� steamer  ho was towing was crushed, and tvvo  men narrowly escaped.. Then in  going through Uie canyon below the  White Horse the steamer sank, aud  he and Uie others on her climbed on  the roof of the deck house and held  on as best they could until .mounted  policemen arrived- in a row boat and  rescued them. ' The rest of the,  barges, battered'and leaking, weie  finally caught, in an-ice. jam abovo  Stewart, and thence Mr. Bahcock and  bis companions pushed on with sleds.  H. Wheeler and Thos. Milton were  the arrivals from Dawson at Skagway  on the 12th instant, " They had left  thc-e on November 23- Milton, who  "is a St. Paul business man, said: '.'We  met 200 men rushing- in who said they,  were bound for Nome. They;-were  scattered all along the route, the  greater number of "them, being met  toward this end of our journey. Not  more than 10 per cent of them had  dog teams. < In other cases the men  pushed and pulled sleds along, usually one man ahead and the other  one pushing' behind. 0 We spoke only  to them a moment as we passed, and  when he cried out, saying- 'Are. you  bound for Nome?' or 'Bound .for  Nome, are you not?' the _ answer, almost always was 'Yes' or' 'You bet.'  There are probably 200 scows blockaded along the rivet. - Forty-six are  at Scow Island .near Stewart, alone,  Rnd take every inch of landing" space  about the little island. At Thistle  and Tulare we. saw many taking, in  supplies from"the 'scows."  A lato copy of the Yukon Sun received-by" tho Danube, contains news  of a great quartz    discovery in - the  neighborhood of the    Klondike capi-  ���������ta.lT���������The-Sun-is���������authority���������for���������the  statement that the ledge is 1,000 feet  in  depth one mile  in  width,  of  unknown though  great length, and  as:  saying as  high  as ?860-to'thc  ton.  Over 20 claims were recorded in* that  locality  up   to  November  7th.   - The  exact  location   of  this   ore   body   is  seven   miles above   Dawson. m   It. is  neither a deposit of gravel or a quartz  ledgo.     As defined by a Dawson metallurgist  it is  an* oxidized  mass  of  quartzosic    porphyrite   rock, containing more or less gold throughout the  porous oxidized matter, as well as in  the   beccia  or  hard   quartzitc.      Jlr.  Hayrie left Dawson for   London    on  October 31 in the  interest of 26  of  *tho claim   owners.     The   Sun ,-says  editorialy:     "We   have   investigated  this find and find that the facts are  , stated; if no error has been made In  tli _ assays, It is one of the   greatest  find*'ever made in quartz."  -     ^ Q   to  BURGLAR.SCARED BY A HORN .  Brussels. Dec. 23.���������Upwards ,of 40  school childre'n were drowned yesterday afternoon in an ice accident* at  Frelinghani, near the French frinti-r.  The "school1 children of the district  had, been given a holiday, with ��������� the  permission to -play.on the frozen  River Lys. When the, merriment was  at full height the ice broke suddenly  and the children disappeared; A  few were rescued half (Cead. but the  majority were * drowned. Thirtv-six  -bodice liave been' recovered, but the  other are still*.missing. The" catastrophe spread consternation throughout the town, where nearly every  family suffered loss.    .    .-    ���������"  SECOND CONTINGENT.  Full Particulars Issued by the Militia  Department.  Ottawa, Dec. 22.���������The militia order  issued last night gives full deiail- oi  the regiment to be organized in Canada as a Canadian Mounted Hi He  company and a brigade division of  artillery for special service in South  Africa. The composition of tlnee  batteries and three squadrons have  already been given and A sqiuidion  will be divided into A, B. and C, and  the batteries into C. D. and E., and  the squadron of Mounted Rifles will  be divided into four troops, the first  and second will be concentrated at  Toronto, the third at Montreal and  the fourth at Halifax.  B. squadron, first troop, will be enrolled at Winnipeg, second troop at  Portage la Prairie, Brandon, Virden,  Yorkton, Winnipeg and concentrated  at Winnipeg. The third troop will  bo enrolled at Regina and concentrated at Regina.  C. squadron, first troop, will be enrolled at Prince Albert, Battleford,  Regina and concentrated at Regini;  second troop will he enrolled at Moosomin. Qu'Appelle and concentrated  at Regina. 2 *  The third troop will be enrolled at  Lethbridge.    Macleod,    Medicine    Hat  ' JC FERGUSON  I KOSSLAND  OF THE LARDEAU  Iiat*d@au  Ferguson  Is the richest  mining district in British  Columbia  Is right    in  the   heart  rchest mines  of   Lardeau's  (SEMI-WEEKLY)  DEATH OF DWIGHT MOODY,  .East Northfleld, "Mass.. Dec." 'i-i-U  Dwiglit L. Moody, the famous evangelist,, died at noon- today. -Mr. Moddy  was stricken with . heart tiouble at  Kansas City on November 10th, while ���������  addressing' probably the largest crowd  ho ever faced.   o   QUIET  XMAS   AT  TORONTO      .'  Toronto, Dec. 26.���������Christmas in Toronto passed off very quietly. Weather  hardened "at tho last moment and here  was a brisk fall of snow in the afternoon. ' The rinks were ..filled . with  curlers for the first time this winter.  No accidents aro "reported.   o���������'���������   HEAVY SNOW STORM  : Cleveland, Dec .26.���������A snow storm,  accompanied by a -15 mile gale, has  been raging throughout- Northern  Ohio and over Lake Erie for the past  24 hours. - The thermometer .registered IG'above. In this city the street  car traffic" was badly impeded as the  result of heavy snow drifts piled,"on  the track. ,The trains of.the Grand  Trunk line have been delayed.  BUBONIC PLAGUE  "Sidney, N. S. W., Dec. -267=iris reported that the bubonic plague has  made its appearance at'Noumen. the  capital of the French penal colony of  New Caledonia. Ten Kanakas have  succumbed to the disorder, -and four  whites have beeen .attacked. The  disease is said to.be spreading.   o '  NEW ELEVATOR FOR QUEBEQ,  and Maple Creek and concentrated at  Regina.  The fourth troop will be enrolled  at Calgary and Edmonton and concentrated at Calgary.  Qualifications: Standard height, 3  feet, 0 inches, with 34 inches chest  measurement. Age not less than 22  or more than 40. Time for enlistment six months with liability of  extension to ono year. Pay at the  rate laid down [or North West Mounted police up to the lime of disembarkation at South Africa. After  that date pay will be issued by the  Imperial government. Men who offer  for enrollment are invited' to oiler,  their own horses and if acceptable  they will become the property of the  government. Standard      age    for  horses to be between five and ten  years.. Height fifteen to sixteen and  a half hands and sound. Saddlery  will be provided. Medical officers oE  permanent corps and X. W. M. P. to  inspect the men. When these are  not available other medical men may  be chosen. " Men' ami .horses will be  kept at the place of enrollment district office: s commanding will pay all  expenses.   o   Great   Enthusiasm���������-Large ��������� Numbers  Volunteer for Service.  Winnipeg, Dec 26.���������Every member  of the Dragoons, from tlie officer  commanding down to the latest recruit, is consumed with the desire to  go. to South Africa and take a few  telling, strokes for his country, the  empire and its cause, and every man  has volunteered his services for duty  with ,the second'Canadian contingent.  This feeling or* patriotism is not confined to the barracks, however, as'  lofCers et service with the second field  troops whicli is being recruited, are  coming in nttiiibei s * far in excess of  those required. According 'to a statement made by Captain ��������� Williams  yesterday, tlie men of the second  field troops wil be required to report  at the H.C.Dra'goons barracks on  Thursday of this -week at the latest.  They "w'ill" "then ' be examined. as~to  their fitness for service and if found  acceptable in the eyes', of the examining, board will be enrolled. . The  medical examination .of the men of  the dragoons will also be made shortly. "It is expected'that1 the two troops  lecruited- in the ' districts around  Moosomin, Fort Qu'Appelle. Regina  and Moose Jaw will arrive in tlie  city on January 6th, when other sections of B squadron will meet here  and be" entrained 'enroute for Halifax, the point of embarkation.. .,.-,,���������  Ottawa, Dec. 26..���������Dr. Borden was  seen last night arid said that negotiations have .been going .on., with.  the war oflice,to send two batteries  instead of three, but this was counter  manded by another cable received  last night wliich asks-to. send three  batteries, as was1 arranged at first.  This will be done, as the whole object o of the government is tov carry  out" the views of the Imperial authorities, and to make the contingent  in every way as efficient as possible.  Dr. Borden's son is here today. He  will probably be one of the officers  who will go with the contingent. The  list of officers, however, will not be  given out until tomorrow. Captain  Williams of the Winnipeg Dragoons.  Will likely receive an appointment  on-the-contingeni."     " ��������� " ���������������������������==-==  Is the leading newspaper ot  the great mining districts of  West Kootenay" It gives all  the latest mining, telegraphic and local news, written up  in authentic, reliable and read  able articles from unquestionable information. it on joys  a largo circulation and is consequently unequalled as an  advertising medium in the  field in which it is published.  Siltoription $2.00 Per failm  $1,25 For Six Months,     *:  StriGtly in Rtace..   ..   _  It takes a foremost place in  thd race for prominence and  popularity with' business  houses and as a consequence  does more business with  those rcquring printed stationery and office supplies than  any other printing   establish  ment in Ea-stern- British Columbia. The class ot work  turned out has been pronounced equal to any thing of the  kind executed in thc largo  cities by much larger print-  eries.  Job Printing Department  Now is the lime .0 invest in  ferjuson Real  Estate  And Here are the Reasons Why  You  Should Get in on  the  Ground Floor of this Rising Mining Camp  Flrsf  is in lhe heart of the mines and so  situated thnt it will always be the  outfitting point for all the big shippers.  A glance at .1 map of tbe district will  convince the most skeptical of ihis  fact.  Second  Thi   miner,   aud   mine   owners   will  n._l*e tlieii Kacquaiieisat Ferguson.  Third  Next y< ar Ferguson will have two  railways, namely the Lardo Duncan  and the C.P.I.. Both lines have been '  surveyed i uto the town, and the Lardo  Duncan are rhjht now clearina tho  land for their new road and woik'3-  shops, sideways etc.  Fourt  The Silver Cup,   Sunfhino,   Nellie   L,  Towfer,   Tiue     Figure,   Bad   "feW  Broa   view, Old Sanoma, Silver Qtieen^  - ������ ilv er Belt The   Horn  Ledge   CJroup*  ,   Big   Five  ,  Wagner,   Abbott,  -Holy  Moses' Empire and othei- well known .,  properties are  tributary  to  Fergusotr '  and are ali within a radius of 10 miles  of the townsite.        ' .  ...., j.  Js equipped "with ,. the latest  faces in type design's and alT'  work entrusted to The Herald  'is handled by exprienced  workmen-who thoroughly un-  dev. tan'd .the proper use of the  * ���������* .  material    at   their ��������� disposal.  The Herald does not claim to'  if  ,be the only printing house'in  tho district but it does claim  to bo ' _.  TlioroUglilu Up-To-Date In  Every" PartiBilTaf  Hpva. is   the   Golden    Opportunity  * _. '  Nex .3311 Earner, may be too late to get in at    "  * around floor prices.   Advice���������Act pronipt-_      - " ���������  ,      - ly." ���������..-'   .      " u ���������" '-  ''.  Montreal, Dec. 26.���������The directors of  the Grcalt Northern Railway Company  havo awarded "a contract foi- the  construction at Quebec ' of a million  bushel elevator-at a cost of 5200,000  to" Chapman & Co., Buffalo.   o   PONTON   VOLUNTEERS   FOR THE  WAR  WAR  OFFICE BLAMED,  And in a position to givo as-  good value for the money ex-  peniied, cither for advertising  space,in ils publication or  for job printing, as can be  given by tiny other li'ouse of  the kind in British"Columbia.  Write for estimates and sam--  ples of printing. All' work  turned out promptly and satisfactorily. One "price to all.  No job can be too large or  loo small for The .Herald's  consideration.1* Special atten-  ~tioii givetf^tolii-ders'by^iiiailT^  Ferguson      .    . .       ...  Is absolutely  without a rival inthcLar-  ---��������� _ . dean District. ��������� _  Lots Are Selling Fast���������  Spokane Capitalists arc rr aching after Ferguson property and expect to pull out with  a handsome return, as experienced by them '  111 the early days of Bossland.  Why Not You . '     . ,-'  Lots selling now at from S150 to S250���������  Choice Corners.   "������ -  Al'  information.can be procured  on  ; "plication     . , ���������" -  .    .' - ...._..!  E7- "RT TkHED   T ~~*i   A  Kingston, Dec. 2fi.���������W. H. Ponton.  who figured ln the sensaUonal Dominion Bank robbery trial has been ae-  c(-,pted for the second contingent..  "I never was lucre ��������� completely  routed in my life," said the retired  burglar, "than I was once by a small  boy, though ho did have to help him  a large tin horn. Pretty nice sort of  a house it was and mussing around it  1 got into this small boys room. 1  don't know whether he heard me in  the hall though I don't believe he  did, because .1 am not ordinarily a  noisy man around the house���������that is,  around other people's houses, anyway���������or whether he saw the one  .beam of light I threw Into the room  for a second from* my lamp, but "I  .guess it was the light. . ,  "Anyhow before I'd taken two stops  in thc room I hoard the tee-rificist  blast on a tin horn I ever heard.and  it teemed as thong)] it was right  within a foot of my head. 1 turned  my lamp to whero It camo from,,and  there sitting up ln bed- and blowing  loud enough for a fog'horn was a  email boy, 10 years maybe, with his  haii^ standing on end, if ever any  human being's ever did but blowing  his horn good and hearty. ������ I sup-  "Pose the youngster must have been  nervous or wakeful over some cclc-  .fcratlon  that had  come off or    that  WHERE ARE THIS ".xUNS  Reported at Durban tbat Buller Had  Recovered Them  London, Dec. 21.���������It still seems  doubtful whether tho guns , General  Buller abandoned at Colenso are in  the possession of the Boers. An Associated Press despatch from Durban, filed on the night of the battle,  but only received now, u stated that  the guns were covered bytheheavy  guns of General Hildyard's ."brigade,  occupying an entrenched position.  The despatch adds that the. Boers  have, thus far not attempted to cross  the river and'harry-oft the guns..A~i-  vices to the Associated Press from  Pretoria under the _, same date, say  that an official Boer despatch * feports  two guns. 13 wagons and a quantity  of ammunition captured, besides "OS  prisoners.  , A special despatch from Durban,  Natal, -dated Saturday. December. 16.  says It is rumored that General Buller called for volunteers to recover  the abandoned guns and that a party  Issued from thc camp at mionigtit  and brought iu the guns, which were  uninjured.  For  Delay  in  Supplying  the    Army  With Sufficient Artillery  London, Dec. 26.���������Tho ��������� delay in  providing the army-with artillery for  enabling it to attack strong defensive positions tells heavily against  both the headquarters staff and the  war .office. Naturally Lord Lans-  downe is attacked especially as the  intelligence department understand  that Sir''John Ardagh seems to have  reported accurate lists of ther Boer  long range guns and as Sir Wiliam  Butler is know 10 have given wnrn-  ing from South Africa that In case of  war 50.000 troops would be needed  on the 'I ugela and 100.000 for the invasion of tho Dutch republic. Lord  Lansdowne will retire it the cabinet  be reconstructed but probabl> there  will be no ministerial changes unless  a serious reverse 10 the British arms  occurs during thi coming month.  It. is now stated that the Duke of  Ponnaught was so eager to go to the  fr,out that he applied for a position  on- I>ord Robert's staff,, but the war  ./Office declined to allow 'the', field  marshal to leave his rank.. The duke  will probably be assigned to command the forces in Ii eland, where he  wiil be in line of succession to Lord  Wolseley. The Queen, it is said,  has never been reconciled to the re-  tiien&nt of royalty from the supreme  command of the army. ,  Fiv^ years ago occurred the'famous Chtistmas laid from Mafeking  into the Transvral. Dr. Jameson is  now.taklng care cf fever patients in  Ladysmith. Sir John Willoughby and  nearly all the officers who wero under  him in the raid are fighting in tho  field. Cecil Rhodes is planting trees  at-Kimberley and tbe famous reform  committee is scattered. ' J. P. Fltz-  Patrlck being in-"-London; Cecil  Rhodes at* the frtint; Hammond ln  Capetown or England, and Johannes-  burn Is a deserted city among the  gold  reefs.   0   There are ovor seventy miles of tunnels cut jn the solid _ock of Gibraltar  A, jpHNSONy Proprietor.  PUBLICATION DAYS : Wednesdays and Saturdays  if.iMW^  -*���������_._  1 w 1 vt/ivf^iitA-eii-i xAj^xjAf"'  FERGUSON TOWNSITE-  0  f{eveisto^e Hospital  Maternity Room in connection.  Vaccine   kept    on   hand.  Ore.  McKechnie   and   Icffs  Canddian Pacific ftV.  and Soo Line.  -  ?  The Revelstoke  Herald iscm| w������-*i3'j  I  j  1  WINSTON CHURCHILLS BRAVERY  GENERAL YULE INSANE  London Dec. 22.���������The Pall Mall  Gazette's correspondent describes Mr.  Winston Churchill's conduct on the  occasion of the wrecked army train  as follows: A party of vomutc-crs  consisting entirely of plato layers,  led by Churchill, who behaved  throughout with most heroic courago  succeeded in replacing tho rails.  Churchill previously assisted in carrying in no loss than 20 men under  a terrible fire. Some idea of the accuracy of     the enemy's     Arc     and  Churchill's courago may be obtained ���������.,������,..,������������������  by   narrating   the  fact  that  a  Boer ECok   of   beginnings, story   without  shell  burst  in front   of    Churchill's) end,  face killing  two  men,  ono on each j Each maid a heroine, and each man  side of him. I a friend ���������Longfellow.  New York, Dec. 2a.���������General James  H. Yule, who led tho British forces  in the retreat from Glencoe to Ladysmith, after the battle of Dundee,  leaving General Symons and his  wounded In the hands of the Boers, is  insane, says a London story of the  Evening World. Wheu he arrived at  Ladysmith he was ill from' the terrible experiences of that march.  ��������� o   How beautiful is youth!   how  bright  it gleams,  With      its     .illusions, 'aspirations.  dreams!  Has more readers In North  Kootenay than any other paper;  has more advertisers in* Revelstoko 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. 4  Write to ,   *  REVELSTOKE HERALD,  Revelstoke, B. C.  DIRECT ROUTE  East and  Wost  t'lrst-cliLiss-ecncra on nil trains. Tour-  i"-t car.   pass Revelstoke daily for St..  Paul;   Tuesdays " and , Saturdays   for  Toronto; Thursdays for Montreal  ar.d Boston.  East  M>J..,  8:*)...  8;10...  DAILY TRAINS  West  . ....Ira ve���������RcveWokc���������arrive..; IT 11:   arrive '��������� leave 77 30  To aiul from Kootenay Polntv   leave���������Revelstoke���������arrive.... '..l-:������i  Tickets issued'and Baggage Checked,  Through to Destination. <*'  Cheap Rates to the Old Country  Undertaking: "^nd   Embalmin.  R. Howson & Co.,  MACKENZIE   AVE.  Retail Deiler" In Fnnil   r ,  Goi full patticuhirs apply ;ia to-tini- *  ral/!.-*. aud fnr copies of C. "P. B. publications, address nearest local agent or  T. W. BRADSHAW.  Agent, Revelstoke.  W, P. AxDEiteo.v, .Travelling Passen  ger Agent, Nelson.  E. J- Oovle, DiFlrict Passenger Agent  Vanconver, &.-..!  '- fc  , t "���������}.-  V  a  ~j'.*/  ^  '   I   y  S^F/^  lu.   -.-a  Wishing our friends  nnd p.uronn a wry  Happv and Prosperous  New Year.  CANADA DRUC& BOOK CO., LTD.  XSJ-.Mai]   orders Immediately  attended   to.  CHAS. R. MCDONALD, Manaijer.  McKENZIE   AVE..   REVELSTOKE   STATION.  LOCAL AND GENERAL   NEW?  Chief Bain is laid up with an attacl  nf pneumonia.  L. A. Fretz is   away   on   a businesi  trip to Vet non.  Charles   Wilson.   Q. C.   will arriv.  from the south to-night.  T. L. H'lig left town on a trip to tin  old country this morning.  --Everything Scotch Monday.nighl  iu the Presbyterian church.  R. H. Mayne returned from a business trip to the const yesterday.  R. M. Mayne has hpen appointed  colleetor of customs at this port.  G. H. Morkill has resiunpd his position a**; manager of the Kootenny Lumber Co.  The work nf stringing the wires for  the fire alarm system commenced on  Thursday.  ���������Scotland's lochs, hpns and hcather-  cbid hil������. Mondav night in the Presbyterian church.  Gen. Henderson and bride of Nelson  are visiting nt his parents. Mr. and  Mrs. D. Hendsrson.  ���������Orent stocking sale commences ut  Bourne Bros.' nn Tuesday. Bargains  throughout, the store.  Th_ first spun of thp Revelstoke  rink is oiicp more a feature on the  Fourth St. landscape.  D. y\. Rue. of Nelson, came up last  niebt tn accept a position on the staff  of the Kootenay Mail.  --W. J. Dickie has been appointed  jndpre of the court of revision and  appeal for the electoral division.  ���������"Lieht of - the World"���������Read,  mark, learn and inwardly digest it.  500 illustrations. T. Skinner, sole  agent. Revelstoke.  - ���������25 per cent, olf Indies' and eents'  travelling companions, also 25 per  fpnt. off all silver plated fancy goods  at Bourne Bros.' to-night.  Our Vancouver contemporary, the  Province, hns issued a special Kamloops number, profusely illustrated  and very creditably got up.  H. A. Brown  and Mrs.  Brown are  spending a holiday in the lower roun  try.    Mr. Brown attended the curling  association meeting in Nelson.  The week of prayer services, under  thp direction of the Evangelical  Alliance nf Canada begins in the  Preshyter'uui 'church |next Tuesday  evening.    -   -  : Services tomorrow (Sunday after  Christmas) "in St. Peter's church ns  usual. Rev. Dr. Paget '' officiating,  There will be carol singing nfter  evensong.  . ���������Lost'nt the St. Peter's church  Christmas tree' last evening a pink  water silk. sash.     A reward will  he  Slid the finder on leaving it at the  erald office.  The nomination for offices for the  Federal Labor Union. 8048, will take  place at the meeting on Monday night.  Members of local unions are invited to  send delegates and participate ' in the  election.  Ensign and Mrs. Cummins nftrr a  verv short stav in Revelstoke have  received orders to farewell on Sunday,  Jan. 7th. Their next appointment  ns well its their successor's are not  known yet.  The members of the Revelstoke  Rifle Company nre requested to turn  out and practice, for the Mansion  House Fund Concert on Monday  morning, January 1st, at 11 a.m., in  Tappings theatre.  Owing to the appointment of Col.  Evnns to the second Canadian contingent, itis reported thnt Lieut.-Col.  Peters has been transferred to the  coinnmnd of the Toronto (No. 2) military district says the Colonist.  The Salvation Army will conduct n  watch nicht service in their hall on  Front street, on Sunduy night commencing at 11 p.m. All are invited.  Mond'iy heinEr New Year's dny 'n  n special nipetitig will be conducted in  :_^the.AninyJH.all-oiiJEifst_8t.=at 3-p.nj.___  W. M. Lawrcnro'will, on New Year's  nieht, in the Presbyterian church,  givp a lecture on Scotland which will  be illustrated hy over 50 views-of the  country. Scotch songs.; Scotch readings and Scotch music, will also form  part of the progrnnime. Admission,  25c.  ���������Christmas and New Year's exclusion ! Thp C. P. R. will sell tickets at  .ingle fare for round trip on Dec. 22.  23. 2-1 nnd 25. gond going not later  than December 2Glb nnd return not  later than J.iiiuarv 3, 1000. Also on  Dec. 20, 30, 31. January 1st nnd 2nd.  gond, going not later than January  2nd. nnd return, not later thnn Jan.  Si d. 1900.  The Christum? music in the Methodist chtii ch l.'ifet Sunday wns very  well rendered nnd .".peciaily appropriate lo the religion" fe.tivitl. The  anthem* "We Have Seen Hi������ Slur in  the Enst"1 and ".Sing, Oh Jleavenn"  were i-o.iuncnd.ilile, but the solo by  Mr. Guy li.irb... '-The .Story of  Bethlehem" ������.i_ ���������.ppcinlly ivcllien-  dereil and veil- gii'.illv npptPi iated hy  the miiKiviMiinu. Mr. Bather was in  excellent voicf and it is doubtful if lie  ever sang bettfi.  A quiet wedding took placo at the  Methodist pai .-on.ige List Wednesday  ovening. ' The ronti.ic.ling parlies  being Rev. J.P. West man, the pnp.ihir  .Methodist minister of Golden,''and  Wi-.(~ Be-sie Sinilair who h.is been the  first ns-ii-tnnt nn Ihe pulilic -chool  __t������ff oT Golden. Miss Rita Thompson  acted as liiidc-ui-iid, uhile Mr. W. H.  Kiiinei* of H-iiiisim Hot Spi iiigs.-B.C.  acU������\ as be������t man. Mi. We.tin.in  will iei-i-ive the heaity good wishes of  his friend-, in Golden and in Revelsloke, in which the Herald heartily  joins.-.  J. D. Graham, gold commissioner of  ��������� be Atlin district, who is'spending bis  holiday at home here, speaking to a  Herald man the other day said that  Atlin was"a town possessing a good  denl finer buildings than Revelstoke.  cUp till last September the prevailing  uncertainty.,, with regard to permanency of the gold deposits had, held  the country and town bnck. but that  im pediment was now- removed v anei  one sign of tbe solid future before the  place was that lhe hanks wern putting  up fine blocks. Mr. Graham notices  with satisfaction great prngresH here  tflnc.tK" left \o Jhfee his office in the  ^ar north.  ~~"s������!~~~~~~~-  H+{/ frdUf-aoi_.  '<J/or %*rl*^ ***** 4UU*$l  4(/W  NOTE AND COMMENT  The condition of the roads and  rails in the Liirdeau is a standing  ���������lisgrnce to the present provincial  government. The district is as far as  means of communication are concerned, rapidly , going bnck to the  stage in which it wns sis or seven  years ngo. Not only has nothing  fresh been undertaken, but the old  roads nnd trnils have been suffered to  fall into such a state of disrepair as to  be absolutely impossible already. The  state of the main trunk wagon road  from Thomson's Landing to Trout  Lake City is only one instance of  many. Long before the snow fell,  that rond wus impassible for wagons  und freight wus actually being conveyed into the district by this wagon  rond by puck trains. It will take ut  least 50 men to put the rond in shape  for wheels nextjspring. The wagon  rond up tho north fork, commenced  three years ngo, has not only been  left uncompleted, but part of it hus  been allowed to slide out altogether  with no pretence even at repairing it.  Every trail throughout the district  tells the same tale and next year communication in the Lardeau will have  reverted to the same stage in which it  was in the early part of tbe present  decade and that too when the Lardeau  may reasonably be expected to be on  the eve of unprecedented development  and progress. 'This penny-wise-pound-  foolish policy is dignified tinder the  present provincial government by. the  name of economy. In the Lardeau it  is called by plainer names. However  tliere is oue consolation. It will not  be long before the present administration, its supporters and officials  will be called to account for the gross  neglect of tho public interest and the  wanton waste of lhe public nssets of  the province, shown by their criminal  indifference to the destruction of the  menus of communication in this most  important mining district. Thu  Lardeau wants a'government that is  not afraid to spend a little money to  further the progress of our mining  interests and n member with enough  energy and influence to" secure a f_ir  share of it. for his own constituency.  The district is full up of this "economical" government and our dead-alive  Rip Van Winkle of a representative.  A HAPPY NEW YEAR.  With this issue the Herald closes  its publication for 1899,- It has been a  yenr of great progress in "Revelstoke  nnd it has been -marked by consider  able development in the Lardeau  mining ramp. There is every reason  able prospect that that district is j'ist  about to enter on a period of progress  and activity, wliich will quickly place  it in tlie verv foremost rank of Koote  nny camps. Revelstoke, too, has  made great strides during 1899.' It hns  become one of the most important  railway points in Western Canada  and at the same time, throwing off the  leading strings of the provincinl gov  eminent, has assumed control of its  own affairs, ft is a very different  looking plnce to what it was a year  ngo mid there is every reason to sup  pose that still greater changes and  improvements will be made in it within  the next 12 months. The 'Herald  has every ground to suppose that its  hopes.will.befulfilled  when, it wishes  its readers and, although the terras  are almost synonymous, the public of  Revelstoke and tbe district generally,  a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  Matthews and Mamie Dunne, nn  amusing dialogue, the "Beginning of a  Bad Citizen" was rendered by Mnry  Edwards, Eleanor Paget, Jackie  Sibbald and Gracie Gordon. Two  tableaux entitled "Old Maids" by the  little girls, and " Womeu's Rights" by  the boys, caused much amusement,  while Percy Dunne brought down the  house ny his spirited recital of a  " Plantation Discourse. An excellent  tableaux "Off to the War," closed the  entertainment, in which Joe Hooley  enacted the roll of the young soldier.  The music was furnished by Misses  Mabel Corbett, Frances nnd Elennor  Paget nnd Joe Hooley. In breathless  expectation tbe audience then watched  Santa Glaus junior followed by his  venerable father descend from the  clouds, whereupon a distribution nf  gifts and candy to the scholars with  fine oranges" donated by Messrs.  Bourne, brought a delightful evvning  to a close, dipt. Taylor kindly acted  as master of ceremonies, and valuable  assistance wns given by Messrs.  Fraser, Skene, Wilfrid Smythe and  others.  BIRTHS.  Saunders���������At  Revelstoke,   on  Dec,  28th, to Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Sautideis  a son.  Lovering���������At Belleville, on Dec. 10th  to Mr. and Mrs. H. L.  Lovering,  a  daughter.  Patrick���������At Revelstoke, Dec.  30th,  to  Mr.   and  Mrs.    L.    Patrick,   a  daughter.  MARRIED.  WaLTON-RAYMO���������At " The Manse."  Revelstoke. on Dec. 23rd, hy Rev. T.  MenzieB, Brinsby M. Walton, of  Sandon, B. C��������� to Amelia Caroline  Raymo, of Waterloo.  Ont.  Westman-Sinclair���������At the Methodist parsonage, Revelstoke, by the  Rev. S. J. Thompson, December 27,  Rev. James Patterson Westman,  Methodist minister, of Golden, B.C.,  to Miss Jessie Sinclair, of Golden,  (late of Bracebridge, Ontario).  l_f-f_U  For Coughs and Colds.  Large Bottle, 25 Cents.  ...FIELD & BEWS...  Bachelors of Pharmacy.'  Next Savage Bros. Night Bell.  Telephone 36.  P.O. Box 86.  Order  Your  Holiday  Fruit and  Vegetables  :AT:  Savage Bros.  Second Street.  A Full and Complete Line.  All Purchases delivered free ol Charge.  Fresh supply of fish every morning.  Careful attention.  Prompt delivery  A. McLean  ���������:DEALER IN:��������� '  Men's Women's and" Children's Boots,  Shoes. Rubbers, Overshoes,  -~���������= = and^r ancy-SIipperS7^-=���������"���������-  Men's Furnishings.  Hats and Caps,  Ready-Made Clothing.  Gloves and Mits.,  THE OLD YEAR AND THE  NEW.  I sat beside the hearth.     The flowing embers  Cast shadows weird on ceiling and on wall:  Outside the winter wind blew cold and dreary.  Ajtain't the pane I heard the raindrops fall.  As lonely there I sat and sadly pondered,  A ������ound of distant bells fell on my ear.  Ringing upon the midnight, slowly, sadly,  A solemn requiem for the dying year. -  Suddenly a'stealthy footstep rnu������cd me;*  A hand undid the latch upon my door;  An old man -.tood before me lowly bending.  ���������Beneath the heavv burdens that he bore.  Then, starting up, I sorl-lv wept and pleaded.  Oh. give me back the glfli you bear away���������  The fonde������t hope*���������mo������l cherished aiplrationx  ���������The friendship? tried thai light earth's  darkest day.  The wind played with the old man's withered  tres. "������:  The ruin bvatcoldly through the open door!  He slowly ..hook  his head and  {Minting   upward.  Answered, "Above, where time shall be no  more "  Then out into the eold and ������now lie vanished,  And ������ndly turned I.to my fireside drear.  As  diitaiit  belli  rant out   their    notes    of  gladncs������.  To usher In the Happy Bright Kcw Year.  Across  my    threshold    passed    a    youthful  stranger.  Long  golden   locks  upon   his    shoulders  streamed;  His countenance was fresh as tints of morning,  While  on   his   rosy  lips - a   sweet smile  beamed.    .  Within his arms he held gifts new snd shining:  " I offer them," he fondly whispered low,  "Fresh hopes���������new friends nwait you In the  future.  What the old year lias taken I bestow.'J  " The������e.   too,,, may   perish,"    cried   I   in my  anguish;  Ah!   -friends    I've   lost,   time  never can  restore."  The New Year answorcd sweetly sadly smiling,  "Bright memories remain for ever moro."  1 F. R. STEELE.  Revelstoke, Dec. 21th, 1899. '<  OUR SPECIALTIES  Children's Ironclad School Shoes.  Ladles'   Kid   and    Satin   Slippers���������all  . colors,  Men's Fancy Leather and Plush Slippers  German Felt Slippers.  Tiger Brand Tailor-Made Clothing.  Tiger Brand Underwear for Men.  Currie's Ties.  GIVE US A CALL.  Kamloops Store, Revelstoke Store,  Next P. O. McCarty's Block  "m LEADING STORE  *9  To  Our  Many  Patrons  Both  Far  and  Near  We  Wish  -A  Happy  New  Year  A Full Assortment  of.  Holiday  Goods  Kow on hiund at my store on McKenzie Ave.  M. K. Lawson.  JAKES &ll_L & CO.,  The Taylor Block,  McKenzie Avenue.  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Royal School of Mines, London.    Seven years  at  Morfa  Works,   Swansea.     17   years  Chief  Chemist  to Wigan Coal and Iron Co.,  Eng.  Late Chemist and Assayer, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon.  Revelstoke, B.C.  Draying and Express ���������  : Having bought out D.  Henderson's  : draying and express business, I  am  : prepared to do all kinds of work in iny  : line upon shortest notice..  Moving Household Effects a Specialty.  -F. W. McGregor.  Telephone J. Sav&ge &, Co.  Agont for the  Celebrated  Morrli Piano.  rlirfiiliitii1i_.lnfiitnfi.tii.1*   *   ������._.._���������������������������-..-.._..-_.-..������. ���������   ������������������������������������-.  "A ,,J>,"i,"J."l,,E,,J,M������*,Jl,"l1,lE,,A,*,J,M������,,lMAM������."J,,lJ[,,l.l,X"J."JfTIl  Repairing  - Watches  NEW YEAR'S  GREETINGS  A. N, SMITH  Baker, Grocer and Confectioner.  Red Rose Degree meets second and lourth*  Fridays of each month; White Rose Degree-  meets llrst Friday of each month,in Oddfollowi'  Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome.  II. VARNES. T. E. L. TAYLOR,  Secretary.. President.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE  No. 165&  .Regular meetings arc held ln th*  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third Friday ol each month; at 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially invited  W. G. BIRNEY, W. M.  B.R. CAMPBELL, CR.  Court  Mt. Begbie-  I. O. F., No. 3461,  Meets in tho Oddfellows'Hall,on thesccond  and fourth Mondays of  each month. VislUnp  brethren invited to attend.  K?D.J.i  0. Johnson, Seo.  *���������  . *  t  C. J. Aman  Stationer  and  Tobacconist  That's our Fipecialty. We also carry a  line of Watches, Silverware, Gold and  Silver No vi il ties; all kinds of Jewelry.  km: alltjm,  The Leading  Watchmaker and Jeweler.  First Street,, next door to Herald office.  ix* *y< >Ti "H������������y������ j. ������y������ j* *Y" >j* *y* *y������ *y������ ������y* *f* ������y������ *t. *t* >t< - y> *t* iT' *y* -t< - y ~ - y������  Encouraging  Chinamen vs. Steam Laundry  ttTtTTtt i^JptfiiJti^fiiJttfM^i^t^t^^tlitfi^tJ-tl*!!*  Guy Barber,  Watchmaker,  and  Jeweller:  McKenzie Ave,  Repair Department in charge of R. N. Doyle,���������a specialist.  .Columbian College.  New Westminster, IJ. C.  Thorough and Competent Staff:  Rev. W. J. Sipprell, B. A., B. D., Principal.  Prof. R. W. Suter, B. A.. I Registrar.  Miss S. E. Springer, Lady Principal.  '   Mrs. W. J. Sipprell. *  Mrs. Rev. J.-F. Betts.   ,  The only institution ln the Province affording all the advantages of a liberal  education to ladies and gentlemen, with rates for board and tuition within  reach ol all. Students are under the care of experienced and specially qualified  instructors. The curriculum embraces all departments oi a full College course.  Students prepared for Teacher's Certificates of all grades. Matriculation and  Arts, a lull course in the latter. j  Degrees and Diplomas granted.  Musical and Commercial courses, also Mining and Assaying.;  Physical Culture���������Special attention'giren to backward students. .Strict supervision observed.   Beautiful situation.   Satisfaction assured.  Full course in Theology.   Special attention given to Hebrew and Biblical Greek.  Students prepared for a full University course.  dl^Spring term begins January 8th, 1900.  ..Terms;���������Board. $16.00 a month.    Tuition, ?* 00..    AH fees payable in advance.  "       :     Muslc'andCommereial-Branches cai.-i'$4.00 o monthrT'���������=*7=���������f���������^~  Latin,  Greek,   French,  German,   Hebrew,  Science,   and  all English branches.  Shorthand,  Typewriting  and Book-keeping taught  by best modern methods.  Federal Labor Union No. 8048  Trade and Labor Assembly.  Meets first and third Mondays in every  month at Labor Hall, Tapping's Theatre.  Executive Coniiniltee.���������President, Bam Needham; D. Stamper, Recording Sscretary; Oscar  Strauss, Vlec-lYcsidcnt; T. J*. Graham, Treasurer; John Samson, Secretary. '  Revelstoke Steam Laundry.���������  Reinforcements aie steadily coining  in, which makes the situation more  encouraging. Join our ranks and be  convinced thnt' you aie doing the  right thing in supporting a Be velstoke  industry.   .  NOTICE.  Notico la horcby given that an application  will be mnde to tlio LegislativsAssomblyoI the-  l'rovlnce of British Columbia, at its next session, for an Act to incorporate a Company  with power to construct, equip, maintain, and  opernte telephone and telegraph lines within  and throughout tho Province of British Columbia, and to construct, erect, and maintain  such and so many poles and other works and  devices ns the Company deem necessary for  making, completing, supporting, using, working, operating and maintaining the svstein of  communication by telephone and telegraph,  and to open or break 11 p any part or parts of  the said highways or street'! as often as tho  said Company, its agents, officers or workmen  think proper, and for the purposes of the.  undertaking to purchase, acquire or lense. and  hold and .sell and dispose of lands, buildings  or tenements within the limits aforesaid, and  to purchase or lease, for any term of years, any  telephone or telegraph line established, ur to  be established, in British Columbia, connected  or to be connected with the line which the  Company may construct, and to amalgamate  wlth-or lease Its line nr linos, nr any portion,  or portions thereof, to any compani- possess- '  ing, as proprietor, any line ol telephone or  telegruph communication connecting, or to  be connected, with the snid Company's line or  lines, and to borrow money for the purposes '  of the Company, and to pledge or mortgage  any of the Company's assets for that purpose,  and to receive bonuses or privileges from any  person or body corporate, and with all other  usual, necessary and incidental rights, powers  or privileges as may be necessary or incidental  to the attainment of tho above objects, or any  ol them:  Dated this 15th day of December, 1899.  ��������� J. lt. BROWN,  102-10 ' Solicitor for tho Applicants.  F.  Office l������ast of Molsons Bank.  Grage & Mayne  Agents   Smelter  Townsite  .Revelstoke.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVES that thirty  days alter date I intend to apply to thc ChJef  Commissioner of Lauds and works for a license  to cut and carry away timber from tho following described lands situated on Deep Creek, .  ln thc southern part of Galena Bay, and nbout  six miles from Arrowhead. B.C., dlstrlc.t-of  West Kootenay, commencing at a post marked  S. O. C. N.W. Cor., near the.mouth 'of Deei>  Creek, and thence running south 1_~5 chains;  thence cast SO chains; thenco north 1&> chains;  thonce west SO chains to place of beginning,  containing 1,000 acres more or less.        -    *-  November 27th, 18G9.    -    * * ,     -   "  .  .    .      ' S. O. CHURCH.  T~r-        NOTICE.-  ' "T"7-'  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ' that'thirty  days after date I intend 10 apply to the'Chlcf  I'ominlsslonerof Lands'and Works torn license  to cut and carry away timber from the following described-lunds siltlalcd on Oe'ep* Creek!  in thesoutUern part of Galena Bay and aboul  seven and one half miles from Arrowhead,  B. C. in tho district of West Kootenay. commencing at a pont marked T. H. I)., N.W. Cor.,  about UO chains west of Deep Crook, and 12&  chains from its mouth; thence south 125 chains;  thenco cnst80 chains; tlicnee north 125 chains;  thence west 80 chains, to.point of beginning^  containing 1,000 acres more or less. .  November 27th, 1899,  .T. H. DeCEW.  Agents   Phoenix. Western, British American, - London' & Liverpool, and  Globe Fire Insurance companies.  Pianos and  Organs  "TUNED AND REPAIRED  LESSONS ON  THE VIOLIN.,  Christmas Tree at St. Peters.  Through the kindness of Mr. Tapping a delightful Chi .Htinun entertainment, for the St. Peter'sSundiiy school  was held in the opera house on Tuesday evening, ���������' The Feast of Stephen."  A Lull nnd liandnoine tree wus provided  by liny Smythe and others who  assisted in the dccornlion. An excellent programme wns furnished upon  the -itiige by the scholars of the  Sunday school miih.r the skilful supervision of Miss Ada Dunne. Capital  lepitutipng )V. rp cfcHverefl by Gertie  I Winter Goods  Skates!  Skates!!  Skates !!  ii        -   ���������   .  [Acme, plain and nickle plated.  J Hockey, plain and plated.  Special Nickie   Plated  Hockey Skates,  With Puck Stopper.  Racing Skates  Hockey Sticks, Best Quality  Hockey Pucks  Skate Sharpeners  Curling Stones Expected  Daily-  1  _W. M. Lawrence  Hardware.  Tinware.  For further information'apply to-  Rev. W. J. Sipprell, B. A., B. D.,  Principal.  Anthracite Coal...  ���������  Fnr Furnace or Stove Use.  Price per ton for Stove Coal"delivered lrom Cars���������$p.00  ' ������ " "        Furnace Coal delivered from Cars���������$8.50  Cash Must Accommpany Orders.  F. McCarty, Revelstoke* B.C.  Nowly Built. Newly Furnlshod.  Lighted by Electricity.  $1 00 Per Day.  The City Hotel  Robt. Cnley, Proprietor,  BeJt Wines, Llqnor������ and Clgam.  Headquarters for Railway Men.  For Terms Etc., apply to  Jas. Taylor,  UNION HOTEL.  ^II^JNSUSANCjE^o  All classes of. insurable covered  at fair and equitable rates.  LIFE INSURANCE^  Policies���������non-forfcltable, guaranteed values, cosh loan values,  throughout the history of thu  policy.  MONEY TO LOAN  S*i  on good*~business or residential  property.  |&tcd.   FAYETTE BUKER,  -     ��������� NOTICE \  Notice is hereby given to purchasers of lots  In Block ''A," Town' of Revelstoke, otherwise  known ns thc "Mara Townsite Property," that-  all Instalments on account of purchase ara to'  be paid to John D. Sibbald, Mara Townsite-  Agcnt, and to no other person.  J,. A.MARA,  NOTICE  NOTICE IS HEREBY. GIVEN that 60 day*  after date I intend to apply to the Chicr  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase B20 acres of land sldiato  in thc Yale District and Burnt Basin, marked  out and described as follows. Beginning at a.  post marked Initial Post, and "W. K. Ellis'  North East Corner"; thenco 80 chains west?  thence 40 chains south: thence 80chains east;  thence 40 chains north, to -thc place or  beginning.  Dated this 20th day of November, 1899.  W. E. ELLIS.  ��������� Dissolution of Partnership.  Notice ts hereby given thnt the partnership,  hitherto existing between CM. Field and John  Bourke hus been this day dissolved by mutual  consent. Outstanding debts are to bo paid in  equal proportion to both parties.  ���������"i��������� ��������� "^ (Sb'd;)Cr;M-.-FIELpr   Revelstoko, Dec. 12,1899.  JNO. BOt'RKE.  MISS' STEELE.  Teacher ol Music, Drawing, .and Painting in  oil nnd water color. ���������- French, Latin, Mathematics. .       ���������   *<���������  Music50 cants per lesson of one hour.  Pupils allowed dally practice on piano free-  of charge." '...  Wilson  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 tbat fits.  Wilson  I/nrgeand Well Lighted.  Sample Rooms   Heated by Hot Alrdmd Electric  Bella anj Light* every room  Free Bos Meets All Trains ���������  Reasonable Rales   __.HOTEL  VICTOBIA^ ,  JOHN V. PERKS, Pltoi-iiiETOii. -. v  Night  Grill Room In Connection for the Convenience of Guests  Hourly Street Car  Between Hotel and Station.  .H_w������l_tel������,._.g.  The Famous Crow's Nest Coal  Leave your orders at my office on McKenzie Ave.  u  $7.50 a ton, Delivered from the cars.  Terms:   Cash **Ith order.  3������     ���������n  John D. SibbaM  Jas. I. "Woodrow  /RUTCHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beef, Pork,  ��������� Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season   All ordenf promptly tilled.  ISSS&Sa EBYB_S������0KB,E.I5.  Lest We Forget  SPORTSMEN I The shooting"season being  close at hand HAnny XV. Emi. hds begs to  thank his patrons for past favors, and also"  respectfully call the attention' of tho public far and near to his business' advertise,  ment. -'\.  HARRY EDWARDS  Taxidermist  Deer Heads,   Birds, Animnls, Etc., preserved  and mounted. a  THIHD STREET, EAST OF SCHOOLHOUSE-  When you reach Ferguson, B.C.,  Stop at tho i ������n������  Hotel Lardeau  J. Lacgktox, Proprietor.  Best $2.00 a day house in the Lardean.   Best  of cuisine service���������Finely equipped bar.���������  Choicest wines, liquors and  cigars.���������Headquarters for miners and mining men.���������Well *  lighted and heated rooms, neatly furnished  Corporation of the City of Revelstoke.  2sTO_riO������3.  All persons having claims against the Corporation are requested to forward them to me  before the 31st inst. _,.  -     C. E. SHAW.  City Clerk;  Rtve-.sloi*, Detrem-erlSt-, IS9������. -  '.  W E hereby notify V the .smoking'  public that the Cigar' Makers' Union  have resolved to  permit members of  <"��������� c    .       ���������"  the Union to work in our 'Factory,  and UNION  CIGAR MAKERS  are  now at work with us,  U@S&0D������f_i   ���������."��������� ������0������1->I������'  THOS. LEE, Proprietor..  f **.*���������!}**.-  . .--���������, ������. ��������� -  _m

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