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 Ban  Vol. III.    No.   lOl.  -ISSTTIEID   TWIOE-A-WEEK ��������� -WIEIDIKriESID^^S    j^HSTID    S.A-TTTIE^ID.A.TrS  REVELSTOKE, B.C., SATURDAY,  DECEMBER   23, 1899.  $2.00 a Year iri Advance.  C B. HUME  &C0.  Wholesale  and  Retail  General i  Merchants  ****5***5������������*������"#"������*������****������**i������^  cw3������xxo:oTo:o:ox3������������:o������xxox):o3G_ox)xxo������j  ?&we#**&^*JM>*J*J**������***&*J#2&^  Christmas once again draws niph and with it comet* the usual Exchange of greetings and tokens of regard. No doubt there  will be some among the male eex that you wish to thow a regard for: friend or relative. Don't make that same mistake in giving  some useless article, but give something thnt is of real use and it will be appreciated. $^5=������0iir Store is full of useful things for  Gentlemen's Wear; New, Bright, Clean, Wholesome Goods.    The price question is a factor that makes us prominent.  Money  Spent  Here  Does .  Its Work  Let Us Suggest  SILK MUFFLERS  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS^  BEAUTIFUL NECKWEAR,  SILK NECK WRAPS  BOYS REEFERS DRESSING GOWNS  SILK SUSPDNDERS FINE GLOVES  FANCY VESTS, ,     FUR CAPS  Or the Capital Gift��������� One' of our Famous Suits of Overcoats.,  Place  Your  Orders  in Our  Hands  C. B. Hume & Co.  Full Dress  Lengths  For Christmas selections at very low  prices."       . *  '  ' Any of these will make very acceptable as well ns economical  Christmas  , presents. Come and see the materials  to properly realize bow big our offer j*.  A full dress length of 6 yards, Fancy  Colored Diess Material, ron^h effect.  Black raised on "rounds, blue myrtle,,  brown, eardiiial 'nnd . seal. Actual  value 86.50, as n. special Christmas  offering . $3 00  Black French  Fancy Dress "Material, ,  Silk Raised;   effect very rich" in appearance and ninny uncommon   styles  nnd patterns to select from.     Six yds.  for.. , .$4-00  .Winter. ���������  : Underskirts/.   J;:  'Another, lot, same.. Wind, ns lnst^has  .reathe'd ns. We tire/proudi. of ".these1  Skirts;' proud of the f_~ien'ds;t_,ey have  ' mnde for ns. 'Amongst the' new. ones  just arrived for the December, .selling  are some pretty novelties in Black aiul'  Colineduiercevised.iiniLi'iials. ..<���������,",!}.-_, ;���������  ^Holiday/        ���������;   >  <  Handkerchiefs  ��������� Always    a' sensible   and " acceptable'  Christmas Gift.*      " .    -.  HANDKERCHIEFS BY MAIL.  The tei Tn " Jlnil Orders " must not. be  ' mistaken   to "mean onleis for goods  that mav be shipped ns a muil   pai eel. , .,  We   mean  also goods'that -you vvill  want   shipped by .express   or  ti eight   ���������  ���������even u carload, but .one special  ml-.'  vantage nbout Handkerchiefs  is  tliey  can be sent in n letter.    For men, half  a dozen for -' ���������   ��������� -.- -75c.  Irish   Lawn   Handkerchiefs   for  men  and women, all vvith nent A nnd J hems. "  Men's  are''nil with*' 1- inch  heiiis.^all  hemstitched  nnd  in  half dozen .lots."  .AVe guuriiritee the very best,-of  sntis- ,  faction   fur   women.      Hnlf  a  dozen..  for ' '-���������'��������� -SOc. ���������  Ladies' real Lace Handkerchiefs,*Maltese Luce Edges with* Pure Silk Centres.   Each $100, -.$1 25 And $1 50  Ladies'4  .Neckwear  U.v* V\ - -.  Ludie's1 Colored Satin Stocks with neat  .Bows,  Special..?.. ~.50c. each  Lace  Scarfs,  very stylish,  in pietty  designs.    Special *. 75c  .        *"    - '.   i  For the Boys  -1 'sn yrTom.- vv hat" say -you* to-a - good --  Pocket' Knife  <is;n  Christmas  gift...  Hurrah!     immense!       Boys'    Pearl  Handle  Pocket    Knives   '.with,  two  Blades.   Special ." 30c  Bovs' Good Strong Knives, one blade,  Special '. *. 10c.  Christmas  Slippers  Winter evenings comfort, will be in  the thoughts of those who choose  Slippers here. Tliey "are for Grand-  iiiauia or four-yeiir-old and all uges  between.      ' , ,  "Children's Thick- German Slippers.  Thick Felt Soles, fronts worked in  motto designs, nice, comfortable  House Slippers.   Sizes 7, 8,  9.  10, Jit,  Ladies' Fine Tan. Goatskin Slippers,  with white fleece lining, soft turned  ' leather soles. The most comfortable  House Slipper made. Imported goods.  Sizts 3 to 7.   Price. 52 23  Ladies' Black Felt House Slippeis.  with Fur Trimmings, elastic over  instep, covered vvith Fel". Very e.i'-v  nnd warm.    Sizes 3 to 7 SI 75 <  Pretty  Silk waists  These dainty Silk Waists are much  appreciated as a 'Christmas Gift, by  tasteful ladies. Here's a splendid  airay of magnificent beauty, exquisite ���������  color, tints smart," jaunty and dignified, and above all stylish, 'lined  ���������- throughout and clo.sely tucked. These  silk waists will be the cynosure of nil  eyes..  Tomorrow Special $6 00  Special  Fur Values  A   larger   and   better   assortment  of  fine Fins heie'thnn  you'll find  nt'n  regular fur store and from 15 to 25 per  " cent, lower in price. ,       ,  ' Boys'..-':, _.-.;���������;:' \  Winter Suits :  Boys'   Brown   Tweed' Suits." .special j"  iniike,.ti'(iml..:..:. .J..". ;.. .1.50  ��������� Boys' Navy Blue Sailor Suits, strongly  "made, froiii :.1. .'.-.-.. .;. .$2 25.'; -'  Boys.1.,' Three-Piece  Navy* Suitsj, vv ell..  - sewn and tn. de/lin'm'..._...-. r... $4 50 .-',  ' y -"   "I   -   ._''7 --������������������ ,z'-.7x7:77^.-''___ .   ._.���������lri.-������ *"  Read These  Special Prices  Ladies'   Nevv  Greenland  Seiil   Cnpes,  'verv high collnr. cut full,  sweep lined.  Seal   Brown   Sateen.      Regular  $30;  Special $22 00  Ladies'-very Handsome Electric Seal  Cuperines trimmed best. Seal Brown  Satin. High Storm Collnr. n pel feet  carment. Usual price $25; Special..    $19 50  Specials in  Holiday  Groceries  New Tulile Raisins���������20c. ��������� ,  Fined Pudding Raisins���������10c."  i Seeded Raisins. 1 lh., per lb���������12������c.  ' Best Cleaned Can-rants���������10c.  "Nevv Orange Lemon"Peel���������20c../  New .Citron Peel���������25c. - .  . ,   '  -Sugar Cm ed Hams���������lflc.','      .'.  '  Readv-Mnde Icings 12Jc.   .  '',Nevy*Tnble Figs-20c.    "-'.-'*   ,_   -    "-'   '  'Finest .Corn Starch���������;10e. "  ���������Prepared* Jellies���������12Ji.. ���������'���������'-��������� ~  Mincemeat.- -12J(v .  - Granulated Sugar���������61c- -  -,,  Pnte-'de-fois-gras���������4Uiv - *  --Royim a' ln Bordelaise���������25e.  (, QueeiirOlives���������40c,,     .- \  :   "    -  and FurnisKihp s  There's enough of the Christmas idea  in IbcHi' articles to prevent anyone  from thinking that you aie piovi'ding  home with lhe liece.ssaiies of life, nnd  yet they're for warmth nnd wear.  Silk Muftl.'it-, the Intent colni-iiiR* and  dcMgns, lirocnde stripes.  Silver Grey  i hecks and plaids 75e. and $1 00������  Stylish Neckwciir. special designs.'  lhc new Purple in all slinpo, puffs  four in-hand, lmperiiils, etc.. nl....00c  Kilk Handkerchiefs, extra value nt  '.lor., better qualities   woi lh  SL25 nnd  $1.t0. ������t 00c. to $1 00  Brnces, fancy and plnin. at 25c. 50c.  nnd 75c.  Men's Fancy Tattersnl Vests, doublo  breasted, with Col l.u. green vvith led  and light blue spots*, trimmings of  Hixt-i'lns- liiiiterinl and well fiiini-.li.-il.  All sizes ' 84.50  Misses'   **  Gauntlet Mitts  for Christmas  Misses' Imitation Grey Lamb Gauntlet Mitts, per pair 75c  Our  Popular Skates  More Skates hete to choose from than  in anv two stores in the City. Read  this list of piices. then come here anil  inspect the goods. "  GOOD STRONG SKATES 75c to 81.50  GOOD HOCKEY SKATES 75c to ������1.50  ������c<c<C-VtC-C_^-^_r.r*,r_r������r_^^^  Dressing  Sacques  _\ir Didies comfort-giving garments  these chilly days, madeot good quality  Eiderdown Flannel in pietty shades of  Pink. Blue nod Red. neatly edged  with dainty embroidery. Special  value $2 25; Holiday pi ice. $1 75  Jackets, Capes  and Costumes  io to 50 Per Cent. Off.  Saturday is always a busy day iu .'the  Jacket and Cape Salon. Tomorrow's  values vvill interest you because ,of  their excellence and "variety; values  tbat have hitherto been unheard of at  this season of the yenr. Remember  ladies that this sale saves you exactly '  ..." 10c. to50c. on everv dollar.  Boys' Reefers  Boys'   Winter Reefers,   Napr .Cloth.  Specially .well finibhed; from,-.'...$2 00.  Toilet Sets  Five China Toilet Sets, in Hue. -heliotrope, or pink decorations, beautifully  gold;strippled $0 00  Enameled   10-pieces* large Ewer and  basin in blue, brown and pink .. .$3 50  Gloves for  Christmas Gifts  A' grateful nnd hearty band shake  from the recipient if you give (.bene  . Christ mns Gloved.  ' Ladies' first choice renl Moro Buck  Gloves pic(|'ie sewn,   gusset   fitnrers,  lined, 6J to 7J.' Per pair $2 00  Gent's Wool Lined Kid Gloves, aie  Dome fnslners, in tan und brown .$1.25  Jaunty Hats  The proper thim; lo wear with Tailor-  Made Suits. , We offer you your choice  among Rough Riders mid Golf lints.  Unit were marked from $1 50 to $2 50.  Christmas only $1 50  .. These Rendy-to-Wenr in the, most  . becoming of this season's styles.  Lndies' Dress Shape Turbans and un-  trimmed Walking Hats, fine fur nnd  wool felt; brown, fawn, given, cnitli-,,  nnl. Regular $2.00 and $2.25 q.ialit.ief.   $1.50  Bourne Bros/ Great Departmental Store.  Thi3 Store will close at 0 p.m. until after Christmas.  Chrismas  BATTLE OF THE TUGELA  Fine China  Something in China  China   is' the   craze   this    Christinas''  again.'  We can  supply  it no  matter  what is your choice,  and our expeit  packer will make it reach you safely.  Mother Would Be Delighted.  French Limoges.  China  Ten  Service,  44   pieces.'in  B.uflein- shape, - vvith  a  pretty   decoration   of    wild    floweis,  burnished gold handles $9 50  '<   The Whole Family  "        Might Join in This One  , Fine "Wedgevvnoil  China Dinner Set.  101   pieces,   including  soup  tureen,  3  meat dishes,   large  berry howl, sauce  tureen, etc.'. lieiiutifullv decorated, -as .  only French artists cnii do;-full gold  edges   and - gold    stippled     bundles.  Set...*r. .....,.....$2150   '  ., ���������, For Five O'Cloclc Tea. ���������  ' Chinn ' Tete-n-Tete   Sets , of=   Tenpot,., -  Suirnr nnd Cream Pitcher,*   One-third  -dozen  Cups 'nnd Saucers,   beautifully  '  ,  decorated,'"from ".- i $3 50*  , Fancy Cup's and Saucers.   '"-",  "InvDi'esdeii.'.Liinoges   and. Havilnnd  "China; nl ways in   big.'demiinir*duriug ,  the Holiday Season".     Our.stock never  pleased us so well us now.    -.Shoppers"  will   find  funny.dainty-gifts   among  them  25c/.50c.,75c.   ���������  .... ._.'_.<- i. v ��������� ,' ;  i ".. ��������� ��������� , ;,.S^av'nE Mugs;* '-".���������"--, ���������_*"J*'.'-  u .Fine,'Chin.,1'" floral 'decorations..' biir~"  ," nished gold'. .".-."��������� _.. .50e. 60c. 75c  .,        '      ' Lamps'for the'Parlo'r.'    -'���������--'  The handsome decorated lamps'of the'  seii-.on are, a, .vvb'nle parlor "decoration -  in themselves.    We  have a' beautiful,  . collection   with   .hand-painted    floral '  . designs   on   globe   and   font,' central  draught burneis^entirely new  in>_ tvle.  *   Special price, tvvo sizes $2 75 $6 50  A Wine Set." .  Fine Flint Cut Glass- Dec-nn ter.  clear'  .crystal  out  bowl,  stem  nnd .stopper,  -, and six vyine glasses.   Set .".yi 00 ~  *,   Milk or Porridge Sets.   ' ,\  .  A   nice   present  for   the* little   ones,  three pieces, pitcher, bowl und plnte-���������  .-������������������������������������' : :....$1 50  Our collection of imported China and  Glassware contains some of, the  prettiest gift, things we have in-stock,  and so inexpensive, too, for such'fine  wares. ���������  Syrup pitchers���������75c,  - Mustard pots���������25e. 35c, 50c.,  '.Chocolate Pots���������75c..*  Chocolate Cups and  Saucers,   half  dozen��������� $1.50.  After Dinner Cups and Saucers, i doz.  -$1.50. --      ,  Snlnd Bowls���������75c.  Bread und Butter Plates, dozen $2.  .--.    ..Desseil. Plates���������S3.00. - . _- ._____...  Fancy Plates up to $5.00 per doz.  ' Fruit Seis.  - Moustache Cups and Brushes���������75c.  I< e Civain Sets   $2.00  Cut Glass Tumblers,   per doz.���������$3.  Incidents  of the Fight for the  British Guns.  OFFICERS GUT OFF AND TAKEH  ' -vi  The Composition of tlie  Second (Canadian Contingent.���������Half Mounted Rifles  and     Half     Field     Batteries The  Mounted Rifles Will be   Concentrated'  at Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary.  [SrECIAL TO TIIE IlERALDl.  ��������� London, Dec. 22.���������The only news'  from South Afikn of the slightest  importance up to 3 p.m. today is the"  report of L.idysmith'a ability to bold  out for some time to come and Gen.  Methuen's message of yesterday evening, which, though undated, permits'  the assumption thnt his communications have not. been tut. Tliete is no'  diminution of the enthusiasm among  tlle voliintecis. All kinds of oifeia are  leaching Loid Chesnm. who is to Kim-  miind the mounted volunteer fence.  The membeis of the stock exchange"  have ub eady promised 100 hot ses fi om4  their stables and an offer of an Irish  'contingent of 1500 men was accepted'  this morning.  London. Dec. 23.���������A War Office-'-  dispatch from Pietermaritzburg. gives"  a list of casualties on Monday Dei\ 17,  of seven men killed and twelve wounded in all of commissioned officers and  men. The names of the legiments  concerned indicates a hitheito unrecorded soitie fiom Lndysiiiith on  that date.  London,  Dec.   22.���������Lndy   Chin-chili"  received a despatcli"fiom ber son, who"  wns enptuied  by  the Boers in   Natnl.  He s.tys he has <nlived safe a"t Delagoa  Bav.  London, Dec. 23���������The Dailv Tele-*-'  graph has a (special fiom Chievely,"  dnted Dec. ;16th. whiih tells- _how,  Lieut. Robeils, son of Lend Roberts,  fell ntvTugela River. It snys: The'  horses of the 14th and OGth liattei-ieb*  hnd been killed and Lieut. Rcibens,  Cnpt. Sthnfleld and' Capt.' Congieve^  of the Rifles attempted with gunner'  volunteers to drag out the guns. Capt.  Scbofield succeeded," helped by a corporal and some men. Lieut. "Roberts*  was hit badly by a shell. Capt. Coii-  greve" was "struck lepentcdly and  wounded slightly. ,Alter n while  Cnpt.- Cangreve, Capt. Foster und'  Baptie"brought Lieut. Roberts'from,  the open into n invine vvheie he Iny -  hidden from the enemy's teirible^fiie. .',  Fourteen gunners nnd foiuteenZineii"'  of the Devonsbii e i egiineiits and a few,  other men; weie with Col.* Bullock"  when letiiement vvas oideted. ",These"  men weie isolated parlies of the* Dev--' *  on'shires and Scots Fnsileers, and to-'" , -, *������%���������"*$>���������  gether vvith some or lhe Queen's, u-ereVi.'^'-.f  ciil-offnnd ciptuied.i M.iiiyj-.fongUtrJt^^lif.f?  until late in tbe nfteinnnn. pai tof the" i V-i-i^' '  Irishmen l .inning the gauntlet of {the -"-*������  Boer m.mscrs fi om then- hiding plate'"  along'the river'bunk. At 5 o'clock  forty Boers appioached the ten nl.and-, -  (med gnus. On espying Cnl. Bullock,'-'".  Capt. Congieve afid^otheis in the"'  ravine, they .called upon the Biitish\  to .surrender. - Col. Bullock' declined  and thi eatetied to shoot, although his  put j- h.yl only 14 lilies. The Boeis,  letued and a pai ley eu-ued. Then 100"  Boeis lode up tn within aftvv yaids of  the |i.u ly. but Bullock swore heji-onld  not 'be taken ���������piisnuei, vv hereupon ������  Bo"i Unoiked bim down with bisiifie.  but t. Afterwai d������ t he enemy gav e oul?'  wounded water and toidi.ils. Then,  having taken all then aims, ammunition and field gl.is.es, tbey let them  letnin to om iimlinl.inie-. Col.' Bullock, Col. Hunt, M.ijoi Walter and  Capt. Goodwin weie taken "pi isonei-s.  The Scots Fusilit-is lo&t neuily. two  companies captui ed.  Ottawa. Dec. 27,���������A militia older,  it was said Inst night, gives lull details  of the legiment to he oignnized as the  Canadian Mounted Rifles and a biignde'  divi-aon of nitilleiy fot special  sei vice,  in South Afiica.    "The composition  of  lbe   tlnei"     batteues   nnd   the   thiee'  si|iindions   have  been  all eady  given.(  The   thiee   >-(|ii.idions   wilh "n    total  sit engtb of 531  men   nnd   536   horses?  will be divided into A,  B .md CJ  and'  Tmll^tlie^battei ies���������into"~CrD ;uid"E^'  Each sqiindion of mounted  nfles  will*  lie divided into font tioops.   The flt-st^  nnd second 11 nop of  A squndion^wilL  be coiiceiitiated nl Tin onto, the third  at Montienl nnd Ihefniiith at Hnli/ax.  B squ.idioti, first tioop,   will   be   en-I  lolled at Winnipeg nnd   cuncentrnted.  at Winnipeg, the second Hoop will lie"  em oiled at Portage  In Pi.urie,  Brnn-  ilon. Viiden, Yiuklon and   Winnipeg  and-".concentrated -nt-AVtiinipeg.-Uii  thud tioop vvill he eutnlled at  Regime'  and comenti.ited it Regin i.    C squad-  inn, lii-.t  Hoop,   will   be   enrolled   at  Piinie Alheit, Billlefmd and  Regina  and   comenti.tied    at    Regina.   the  -I'cond   tloo'i   will    be    em oiled     tit  Moosoiiiui. Q.i'A|ipelle   tii.d ,Regina.  the  tbiid  tioop  will   be   enrolled   at*  Lethbridge. MacLeod.   Medicine  Hut,  nnd Muplc Ci-eek and ci.nientinted  nt  Heginn.   The fointh troop will  lieen-  lolled at Citlgaiy and  Edniiiiiton  nnd1  ( ont ent inted nl Cnlg.nv.   The qiinli-  Ki at ions aie astandnid height oT 5 feet  0 inches w ith a 34 inch i best ti'ie.wiu e-  menl. nge not leys  than   22  or   mine  than 40; time for cnli-tiiient six months*  with liability of extension to'onoyein..  Pay vv ill be nt. lbe rite laid  down  for  UiuN. W. M. Polue up lo lbe limp for,  ilis,.,iibaikation nl Smith Afi U.i; after  tbitdiile the pay will be issued by the.  Impel ml govei ninent.    The men," vv ho \  offer for, em oll.tii'iit   nie   invited   to"  oiler tluir own hoi _e-., vvbich if incept-  able will hei ome the propel ty of   the  government.   Tbe standaid lige of tlie.  horses  to  be  between   five   and   ten'  vear*..   height   15   lo   104   hands   nnd  *"������ind.     Siddb'iy   will   he   provided.  Thu.medii.il officers of the. permanent'  nn p's and the X. W. M. Polite vvill in-  spet t Ihe men;  vibeie   the>-e   are   ntit.'  available others may be chosen.    The*  men and horses will be  kept  at  the "  place   of    enrollment.     The   district,  officers commanding will  pay nil  the'  expen-es o it of  impress sent  tbein.,  It is expected thnt the contingent will  be ready to vu! hy the Paiisian About"  1 he middle of January. ������  L _'  ������������������w*  S I  i-'-ti\  !<** \  Ot-  *'.'  f'll  John Chisholm i.in into ihe .tele-"  phone wn-e. winch is hanging across*  the Trout Lake waggon load and re-"  ceived n nasty sir_pe sici-ow the fine..  Had not the worst part of the blow  fallen on his coat he ndght haVe* Uee&**^  badly injured.'  N, ���������_.  m*r tf i-I  ttimu&jj*  k_________n_______  ������������������*.. *  Revelstoke   Herald  Publlshcil In interests of  Rovolstoke. Lnrde.i u, Sit: I" em], Trout I..ikc  Illli'illewaet. Albert Canyon, .Ionian  Pass nnil Eagle l'n-ss Districts.  A. JOHNSO..       - -       Proprietor  A Semi-"��������� ecklv Journal, pul.li-hell ln the  LsrerMt ol Kevelstoke and llie iiiriouiidiiiir  iSutri���������t, W ..iiicsdays mill Saturdays, innKini,'  e.o***i ���������oniiii'tlous with allir.iins.  Advertising Kales : Display ads, 51.0 per  ooluiiiii iiicli.&MiO per iiii'li vi hen ni-erteil on  .���������-.lepafc-e. Lest'il ads. lOe per (nuniiiirichlliie  l..r tirft iii-Oruoir, Je lor e.ieli .iildilion al mser  lion. Keadiiif notices, im- per line i-avli ls.11.';.  i-mli. ilarriau-e and Deaih notice _, free.   SuLsi-riptioii Kates: By mail or earr or, S-'.UI"  per aniiuui; tl.-.-5 for six months, smelly 111.111-  TOu_'joh Department: Till*. Hehai.ii Job  li.tiainneiiiisoneof the best eiiiiipped liru.tins-  utn.es m West Kootenay, nnd Is lireiiaied to  execute all kinds of priming '" ,m'aUt'l!l?s,9'?'!;  l.onesi price.. One price to all. *Nq joli too  nr e���������none too small���������for us. Mail onleis  promptlv attended to.   Give us a trial on your  nTo������Corf_!pon(icnu.: We invite correspondence on anv subject of iiiievftt 10 the general  public, ami deane .1 ieli.il.le reKiilai i-ouet-  l<juent in every loc.'.lity stirrmniilinj.' i.cvi'l-  ���������ir.ke In all eases llu: bona tide inline ol (he  writer must accompany manuscript, but nol  usccssarilv for publication.  Address all comniuiiications  REVELSTOKE   HERALD  NOTICE TO C  ORRESPONDENTS.  terioratlon by admixture with inferior American wheat. If, wheu tho  Canadian govei nmeiit has completed  the work of cheapening transit, there  should appear a working scheme for  Importing cattle into this country,  the latter ciicumstance would be  bound to react upon other undertakings of the kind, ana the nel  effect would be a further advance in  the   importance  of  Swansea."  All this is but an indication that  the British people are getting together  and that tho scattered membeis of  the groat British empire are finding  out that they can help each other in  a business way.  1 All correspondence must be lejjllily wriitcn  on on- side of the paper only..      *> Correspondence I'Oiii.iimiiK lieiscniiil 111111-  iwmuit besi-riitdviiili lhe pioper name ol the  Ws"corrcsnoniK-iic-   villi,    reference  10  miy-  'lil_������llwt has ������|.|.-=..eil in -mother paper liiu-t  before it "-an :.H������ inn  1 m- HhKAi.n-  BRITAIN'S HUMILIATION.  The temporary defeat ot General  Buller* great army, following so  p.t'icklv on the Modder river disaster  and General Gatacre's reverse has  fulfilled Kruger's prediction that this  war would "stagger humanity. It  has already staggered the whole British Empire and caused its enemies to  rejoice. And it has scarcely yet begun.  If ihe same tactics continue what will  be the losses when our troops reach  the Transvaal? The tasks in which  Buller Methuen and Gatacre have so  ter failed are comparatively insignificant alongside those which will face  them in the Boers' own territory, fortified and mined as it is, and by many  roilitarv authorities considered -impregnable. How are the British to  carrv Pretoria if they fail to capture  an ordinary kopje hastily fortified.  There has been miscalculation and  incompetence somewhere? Who is  a*- fault? To uninformed outsider?  it looks'as though the British gen-  eials who have been given full  swing in South Africa, sadly underestimating the fighting powers of the  Eoers, have tried to end this war by-  sheer bull-headedness. Strategy and  ingenious military tactics may have  been used, but the public has not yet  been informed of it. Such bravery  as has been exhibited is magnificent,  tut It is not war according to modern  ideas. It seems almost incredible  that one after another���������White, Gatacre, Methuen���������and now Buller. the  gieat Sir Redvers Buller, on whom so  much dependence was reposed, to  whom all the Empire looked as the  equal if not the superior of Kruger  and Joubert in strategy���������that all these  able and experienced generals should  allow themselves to be drawn into the  same trap.  But tit is easy to criticize. We must,  after, all give the generals credit for  ANOTHER   LIBERAL   REVERSE  Two local bye-elections took place  in Prince Edward island on Wednesday. Conservatives were elected  in both and as the Farquharson government had only a majority of one  it will probably have to step down  and out. A strong brigade ot Liberal campaigners worked hard to carry  the constituencies. Ex-Prcmler Peteis  went ali the way fiom Vancouver to  assist his late colleagues. Premier  Farquharson aud his ministers used  all the forco that was in them, and  Sir Louis Davies, a member o������ a government vvhich ls a great stieKler  against Federal interference in provincial elections, vvas also there doing  his utmost to support a crumbling  cause. But it was all in vain. "Truth  crushed to earth will rise again,"  and Manitoba and Prince Edvvatd  island have started a snow ball rolling which promises to develop into  an avalanche which when It has tuiv-  verscd the Dominion will leave behind it littlo trace of the corruption-  ists and 'autocrats who for a brief  spell have got hold of tho treasury  benches at Ottawa.  CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS  Strong Feeling  in   Favor of a  North  West Contingent for the War.  E(lmontc_, Dec. 19.���������There is a  stiong fee.1 ng nere in favor of a  North West contingent for touth  Africa, made up of mounted plainsmen and mountaineers. A few weeks  ago Frank Oliver, M.P., advised the  government bf this feeling. Many  members and ex-members of the  Mounted Polico who have been spek-  en to are eager to go and 0. first class  to.ps could be mustered. Colonel  Steele, who commanded a force of  rangers during the rebellion and is  a mau of wide experience, is spoken  of as a proper leader. He Is now at  Calgary, having recently returned  from the Yukon. The Edmonton  toil Post voices public sentiment here  when it says: "Britain calls for another contingent in. Western uanada.  In tho Territories are hundreds of  plainsmen and mountaineers who are  riders, riflemen, packers and frontiersmen, and could not be surpassed  In med to exposure and versed iu the  ways of savages, they are able to scout  to do outpost duty, to pack stores,  and should prove effective adjuncts  to the intelligence department of the  army in South Africa. Colonel Steele  of the Mounted Police, who had years  of experience on the plains and in  the Yukon, is at Calgary, and has  but to call for men and he would  get thousands of rough riders, not  only in Canada but from the neighbouring states of Montana and Washington. These are the men Canada  should ask for.'   o ���������  MONTREAL HARBOR SYNDICATE  ep-tH*  pKKSBTTERIAN CHTTBCH-Boyelstoko.  +. Borvlco every Sunday ut 11 a.m. uiid 7:30  p.m. 15.1)0 VIMS ut 2:110 p.m., to which  bll are welcome Piayer ii<loii_k at b p.m.  every WediioHday.  KEV. T. MKNZIE8, Pastor.  CATH.O_.Il~   CHUROH ���������Hovel-  Ma������������  hrfct and third bundpyf it,  mr.utii utioiso a m.  REV. FATHER THAYEB.  1.1 OMAN  tv.   mono  SALVATION ARMY���������Mailings every night  iu their hull oa .'rout Strest  Methodist Church, Revelstoke  Preaching services at 11 a. m.  and 7"u'_> i..m. Class meeting at the  close or the morning service. Sabbath school and Bible class at 2:30.  Weekly prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:30. The public  are cordially invited. Seats free.  REV.S.J.THOMPSON,   Pastor.  Church ot   England Sunday Services.  Eight a.m., Holy Communion; 11  meeting, litany aud sermon, (Holy  Eucharist, first Sunday in the month);  2:30 Sunday school, or childrens'  tervice; 7:30 evensong (choral) and  sermon. Holy Days���������The Holy  Eucharist ls celebrated at 7 a.m. or 8  a.m. as announced. Fridays���������7:30  Evensong, with spiritual reading,  after Sunday school at 3:15.  MACHINE POLITICS  In a large number of constituencies  in past years there has been going  on by the Ottawa political leuicra  a  ; stem of force in the choosing oi candidates which is most repulsive to lhe  ���������western mind. We need not mention  ins-iances where certain men, aspiring  to carry the party convention, have,  by means of subserviency to the pa~-ty  machine at critical times, or throush  some special, doubtful assistance, been  ble to command an influence from  Ottawa whicn has enabled them to  turn tho local convention in their  favor.   ' Several such instances   could  c mentioned and in evory instance the  result has been exceedingly disastrous  to that candidate. Such a result !s  not to be wondered at because it there  is any one thing that raises the ire  of tlie British subject it is to be forced  or schemed into doing something that  he does not want to do and wbe:i he  sees a convention of his par;y railed  ostensibly for the purpose  11  (boos-  ng a candidate, but really for the purpose of recording the pressure brought  to Hear by the Ottawa direct'irtue  they revolt against the dictation and  expiess their disgust in see.-*;: at the  ballot box.  S.*. (-i.-phatic has been tho disuppio-  v.'l cf machine pressure at c inventions und so pronounced has been the  demand all over the west for patrv  Jiomft rule n.ml n. dftmor.rn.tic T  'OF 6/yNAOA  Head Office, Toronto.  Capital  Authorized,    -    $2,500,000.00  Capital Paid Up,       - $2,311,034.00  Rest, - - $1,502,172.00  home rule and a democratic party 'hat  knowing moW"ahout"'the" situation lit was supposed the. party managers  than anv outsider can possibly know. l������d learned a esson and would herein Mr. "Chamberlain's words in.-his|alter leave their followers m .their re-  T^iceVter sneech the other day, "What spective constituencies to, unentr.im-  '^ould have become of the Duke of celled choose their own candidates  Wellington in tliat great campaign  which ended in thrusting across the  Spanish border the legions o������ Napoleon; v>-hat would have been said  of him when- he lay 'for months inactive behind his .lines at Torres  Vedras. when he allowed the country  which he hado conic to save to be  ravaged by the enemy; what would  have become of him if his plan of  campaign   had   been   subjected   twice  We believe that lesson has been learned pretty thoroughly. by the Conservatives. If it hasn't been we would  advise them to take note and warning. ��������� There is, however, one man on  tho government side who docs not  seem_ to have a full appreciation ot  western feeling on this matter and  who is, if we mistake not, going to  im:ur the displeasure of the best Liberals by the tactics well authenticated  i-i'mor credits him with pursuing. We  Commissioner's   Syndicate   May   Fall  Through.  Montreal, Dec. 19.���������There is some  danger that the commissioner's syndicate may fall through. Mr. Connor'?  addressing the harbor board yesterday  afternoon %aid that at the previous  conference he had conceded all he  could, and it was agreed that the conch', ions then reached should be agreed  tipon. If tliere were tany further re-  Mrictions he was afraid they would  havo to get some other body to do th������  businesss because he would withdraw  if ihe said" syndicate would have to pay  rent or taxes for its sites. ��������� Under the  guarantee it would have to pay  $PO,000 a year in wharfage dues. He  repeated he .accepted everything tit  thc previous conference and so reported to his people and gave a number  of the contracts to be completed next  July, but now he finds the charges so  unfair that he cannot accept them.  C. A. R. Employees and the Grain  Elevators.  Ottawa, Dec 19.���������The Canada Atlantic railway employees are going to  offer-a strong opposition to the Connor's syndicate, of Buffalo, building  tl:e grain elevators at Montreal. The  C. A. R. officials have from the outset  been against the scheme, but it war  only lately that they have decided to  offer opposition. The men say that  the erection of elevators in Montreal  meaning an all water route for grain  will injure the business of the Canada  Atlantic road and that consequently  l.titny.of the employees of-the railway^  will be thrown out of work. It Is  understood that tho C. A. R. men will  shortly hold a meeting whereat they  win likely pass resolutions condemning tho granting of privileges to the  Connor's people.   *.- --     w- -_. ��������� ri      A ������***"*       V<A I'llllikl      IllUl        iritll       lltllOlllJI... I"  -a day to the acute and sometimes rt,fer tQ Ml. Slft0n,s efforts to -m.,ke  impetucus criticism of ln-nclreas 01 Saskatchewan Liberals again take Mr.  skilful writers and of thousands of..r_ a Davis as Uleil. camliUnt��������� aml  amateur  strategists?    Continuing,  he|Ulose of Alberla aml  bisgal. t(> drop  sajd: . 'Oliver and Richardson.     We ftillv- be-  "Whetever may be the incidents oljli(JYC, that the Liberais oC thesP t^ree  the exceptional campaign in wntc.n ;cl5stricts kllow enough ai30llt who they  we are now engaged, we should haveLvant for their candidate to be able to  trust in our own countrymen (cheers) lclu,oso one without any interference  believing that in the long run. as !from jir. sifton or any other .outside  * has always happened before in our jagcnj; -\ye believe that the Liberals  island story, Bi itish skill and British iall over tlljs c01lntry are just as pro-  valor.1 and British resolution will jJ10unce(i jT1 favor of party homp." rule  carry  the  matter  through   to  a  sue- ;1S arc tiie Conservatives and that they  HELPING. TOMMY  Interesting  Speech by  the   Countess  ��������� of Selkirk.  cessful end.'5    (Cheers.)  FOR CANADIAN CATTLE. 0  will resent the forcing of any candid  ate upon them. The safest thing,  Hierefore, for any party to do is to  leave each constituency to its own  free will on the matter.      It is. how  To those Canadians who have been eveFi because lt is inherently wrong  looking upon the Australian colonies to inter������ere with a constituency's frep-  as  rival  competitors   for   the   suppij jdom that ^.e oppose it and becauseit  -i^of_meatrtoiGi'eat-Britain���������the-fo.iovY-_factg_as_a_^e^-s_to_co]alinjt. Wrong-thatr  ing  remarks  from   the  South  Wales t      ^ that. these methods be*stopped.  Dailv   post,   published   at ��������� Swansea, j���������Indian Head Vidette.  will come as news, and welcome news j ,   , , -  at that.   The Post says: ,  0   "The meeting brought together on  Thursdav to help along, the scheme  for "establishing a foreign cattle trade  at Swansea was an exceedingly good  one   in   point ' of   numbers  and   the  . -^ class-of those.present. _ _ It) will_ be  "surprising if, as the result of "it,, the  companv- that is being promoted is  not, successfull-. floated. Local butchers, faced by a home supply inadequate in. quantity and poor in  qtialitv, are strongiy. In favor of it,  and if the co-operation of a few men  SECOND CONTINGENT  Toronto_Wllj_doJts_Shari_. A  Corps  of Scouts to be Raised From  the North West.  Toronto, Dec. III.���������The greatest interest is taken, locally in the announcement from Ottawa that a sec-  I had   volunteered.       .Major    Milen   of  ";i7_���������,;_v,   .>w.   rpnorr  of   the   meet-1 tho   Toronto   Field   battery   s-aid   his  ,ng   SLo^ coSs  nothin" de-  men had all volunteered and as th,y  ing   mejuuuvu   w  ^     ^_   ^    nf   had   experjcnce   ,i,   modern     bleach-  loading  guns  they   vvouid  be  a valuable   acquisition.     Hundreds   of   rren  would be furnished by the three c.ty  battalions if infantry were needed.  Surgeon Major Kyerson said he had  written 10 days ago to the London  Times suggssting that the Imperial  government' should raise corps of  scouts from among the Mounted Police and rancher.- of thc West, and  wos glad to see the Britihr government adopting such a policy.   o   finite in respect cf the source of  the proposed supply of cattle, the  Post takes it that the intention is  to import from the River Platte and  Texas. This does not meet the views  of the Post, which, apparently knows  something of the quality of Canadian  beef,    for   it   says:  Buti why is the Canadian stipply  io be left out of account? If, instead  of going to tropical or semi-tropical  countries, whero meat is inclined to  , be stringy, the promoters went t.j  Canada for their beef, and induced  _he government to relax the existing  reeulations so as to permit tho cattle to graze upon British soil, the  rwult would be that the public would  receive better meat in all respects  lo that of cattle born and! bred in  this country.  "There is not tbe slightest doubt that  the exchange of trade between Great  Britain and Canada is steadily increasing; and it is a patriotic duty  to give preference to the latter. Tba  Canadian goveinment by deepening  existing canals and constructing  extensions, is about to make a bold  bid for the wheat which, though  grown In the Dominion, is allowed to  cross over into the- States, there to  loee its distinctiveness and suffer de-  DEFAULTER AT   LARGE  Montreal, Dec. 19.���������J. P. Hamiltrn,  bookkeeper for Morley & Armstrong,  tho wholeaalo boot and Bhoe firm, on  Wellington street1 west, who assigned  lately has been missing for the last  ten days and an expert accountant  finds he is a defaulter to a considerable amount. Thc defalcation is ics-  ponsible for the suspension of the  firm.  Tho Norman    armour had breeclic;  and jacket in the same piece.  The quarrels thrown by cross bows  often weighed six pbunde.  Speaking at a meeting in Scotland  the other day the Countess of Selkirk,  who was cordially - received, said:  The object of our meeting here today-  is to make better and more widely-  known the work of the Soldiers' and  Sailors' Families' association, which  includes all reservists. The association was formed in England in !<sS5  but in Scotland it is only five years  old. It consists of two branches.  This, our western branch, with the  Duchess of Montrose as president,  and Glasgow as its headquarters; and  the eastern branch, with tl.e Viscountess ot Melville as its president,"  and Edinburgh as its centre.! _ ne  society has ramifications in (eve.-y  county of Scotland. And though in  times ������f peace we are no't required to  do"��������� much��������� GnancialiyT^-the���������Duchess���������of-  .Montrose requested tbat we should  have our organization ready to' spring  into action at" a moment's notice.  The call came, and we found our or--  g.mization not " quite perfect^ r.ttr  armour a little rusty,���������but thanks lo  the secretaries and presidents of the  associations and to Mr. Harper our  treasurer, who have all had an enor-  _mous amount. of__wo_rk_.put upon J.hr_*n_  in this last week, and from the way  in wmch they have grappled with it,  we are now thoroughly organized,  and prepared for every emergency,  and ready to receive* any amount of  money that may be sent to us. (Applause.) The more the better. The  association is not a charity in any  sense of the word. It Is a channel  and means through which, and by  which, we can perform a duty, a  duty incumbent upon every one of  us, and one that I feel sure we "ian  be most ready to perform, that of  providing for  the" wive3 and families  of tho-.e who have gone fortn to  defend the cause of the oppres-ied,  and to fight for the honor,and glory  of our country. (Applause.) A wave  of enthusiasm ls running through the  empire from north to south, and  from east to west, thrilling our hearts  to the very depths, one and all vie-  ing with each other who can do ihe  most. The employers of reserv.sts  have set a noble example who have  given half pay, and in some '-i-  Ktanccs even full pay to tho famil es  of those v.boso husbands and bread-  winneis have gone forth to wnr;  nurses and doctors volunteering: Si.  William McCormack, the head of his  profession, gratuitously offered his  services to go out and do all ii at  his tklll and science can perform for  the relief of the sick and wouaded.  (Applause.) Americans in London  aro amongst themselves fitting at  at the cost of ������30,000 an hoso.-.ol  ship, fitted up with the most modpin  improvements, to be sent out wnuin  ten days for the benefit of tho soldiers  of thist country. Subscription lists  have but to be opened for money to  be poured generously and freely in.  (Applause.) Canada and our "col0lies  are r.ot behind hand. They did not  'ofTer to send troops, but begged and  imploring that their men might havo  the proud  position of  being allow id  to fight side by side    with   the soldiers  of tho mother country.   Unity  is   our   strength,   and   the   Bplendid  brotherhood   of   this  mighty   empire  has never been more clearly brought  to light that it has been   in   the  last  few weeks,  and  as a few week  ago  the first   contingent   of   the   colonial  troops went through London on their  way   to   embark   for    South    Africa  from Tilbury docks,  thousands lined  the streets,  and gave  them Buch    a  reception as  they    never  could  have  dreamed or   thought   of.    (Applau ia )  This empire, built  up'by  generations  past,   in   whicli   Scotchmen   have n;.d  so large a  part,    as  we  see  by the  Scotch names  throughout  the  world  (applause)   those    two   little  miuing  villages, which we scarce  knew    ".ia  existence of a few weeks ago, whose  names are now  ringing  in  our   ears  ���������Glencoe   and     Dundee���������show     tait  Scotsmen  were pioneers there. ' (Applause.)   It    has  been  through   fear  and  trust in God,  self-sacrifice,   and  self devotion, that our empire is now  what   it   is,   and .it    must   ever   be  through  loyalty    to    our    God,   e.r  Queen  and  our  country,that that usefulness  t& mankind,  and  its  prp.sent  proud  position,   may  be   maintained.'  (Applause.)  It mas  to maintain that  supremacy, that  usefulness for  man  kind, and the defence of the oppressed, that our armies    had to  be  sent  forth.   This   entailed  calling  out  -he  reservists.    The  call came.   One  aad  all   trooped  to  the   colors  with   :o������l  and alacrity. Iu the Royal Scots ,there  was not   even   one    man    amlssine:  (Applause.)    This  entailed great ������!-  lifice   and   devotion   on     their   part,  but  they   responded  to   the    call   -it  duty,  leaving  their  wives   and   fi c-  ilies' to  the care of the nation,whom  they knew would  not  be unmindful  of the loved ones left behind.    lAp  plause.)    It  is for  their  cause  that  I   plead,   and   plead   most  earue.-tl.v\  We know too well  the  deep anxietv  of mind,- daily and hourly, that tiny  must have.   ,Wc cannot���������relieve. theni  of thai.     God   alone  can help   them  there,   but  we   can  relieve  them   o.  the" additional anxiety    of how they  are  to   get a living ��������� for themselves,  and- their   little   ones.   We   feel   for  them -..-os'. deepi; ,  and it is for thoir  cause that I   plead,   and 'pleau   most  earnestly.    (Applause.)    The Slewart-  ry had already .willingly and  gladly  subscribed  much,   and. much has yet  to come in, and I feel confident that  the  Stewartry,   which    is  ever  foremost   and   ready   to   help'" any' good  work (it undertakes.will do everything  they      can���������their    utmost���������for    th.3  cause.    (Applause.)    Those who have  already given   will,   I am   sure,   persuade others'to do the same. I commit, their  cause   to  you,  and    know  that I shall not plead in vain.    Yen  will   now hear of the work of the association from  a  soldier,' a famfUr  face amongst' us,    Sir William Gordon   (applause)     who,     I  feel   sure,  would  only  be  too glad now   to    bein the forefront of the battle fightiug  vvith the   rest   of   them,   a   true type  of "the pluck and dash of the British  soldier, and   the  Balaclava  charge in  which he took part will never be forgotten.     (Applause.)    "  The  countess  then  resumed   her  seat  amid    great  enthusiasm and applause.  ���������^ 0   DIRECTORS:  H.  S.   Howland,  President  T.R.Merrltt,Vlce-Pres,   St.   Catherines  William Ramsay, Robert Jaffray  Hugh   Ryan,   T   Sutherland,   Stayner  Elias  Rodgers  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager  BRANCHES  North West and British Columbia:  Brandon,     Calgary,     Edmonton,  Golden, Nelson, Portage la Prairie  Prince       Albert,        Strathcona,  Vancouver, Winnipeg, Revelstoke.  Ontario: ,  Essex, Fergus, Gait, Ingersoll,  Listowel, Niagara Fall*. Port  Colborne,' Rat Portage, Sault Ste.  Marie, St. Catherines, St.Thomas,  Toronto, Welland, Woodstock,  Hamilton. ,      ' ,  Quebec:  Montreal.  Savings Bank Department���������Deposits  of $1 and upwards received and interest  allowed.  ' Debentures���������Provincial,   Municipal,  and  other debentures  purchased.  Drafts and Letters of Credit-  Available at all points of Canada,  United Kingdom , United States,  Europe, India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand etc.  Gold   purchased.  This  bank  issues  Special  Receipts  which will be accounted for at any  of  the  Hudson's  BayCCo's  Posts .in  the Yukon and Northern districts.  A. R. B. HEARN.  Manager HovplBtoko Branch.  THE MOLSONS BANK  Incorporate]) by Act ok Paui.i viikst, 1855.  --��������������������������� ��������� o ��������� ���������  HEAD OFFICE MONfREAL  3    3  g=  ���������  ^x  Cl PAID UP CAPITAL      - $2,000,000 ^  5= REST FUND $1,600,000 _S  JC DIRECTORS:  Wji.Moi.son Macpiikhson, President;  S. II. Ewing, Vice-President: _3t  5E: n . M. Ramsay, Samuel I.'im.kv, Hi-nhv An(.iiii!.u.i>, J. v. Clkoiioiiii, "**  f������      ' H. Maiiklanij Molson. ��������� ^JS  {j- F. "iVoKFiiiiioN Thomas, General Malinger. ^2*  fc     A general banking business transacted.     Interest allowed at, current ^  5= nuot*- J. D. MOLSON. 38  Managua, Hevklmokk, B. 0.     Zi'  WHITE,   GWILLIM   __   SCOTT  Barristers,  Solicitors, Notaries Public,  Etc.  Taylor Block, McKenzie Avenue, Rev-  1 elstoke Station. ���������  Money To Loan.  W. White,. , J.  M.  Scott, B.A.,  Q. C. L. L. B.  F. Ii. Gwilllm.  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A.   {jooii     r  well .supplied .w'i"h clioice wi ������������������.*���������  -    ' '      J -' 1  liquors and cigars.   ���������"  CONSERVATIVES  TO  THE  FRONT  You've   talked  of Mr.   Greenway  .Continuing in power,  But does  it 6eem  so now  *������e  Grits  In this momentous hour?    " "*'  Put   on   your   "specs'" 'my   grieving  -   grieving   friends     , s  And   try  if  you  citn  see  The spat where Graiaw-.iy once hfjd  sway ':*        ���������  O'er   Manitoba's   lea.  And if.perchance, yout-   specs   wont do  .   Then   get a lcicroscope,  _Alid__take = a-__De _profundis'i_lnoK  On one that's lost all hope.  H������'s   sank   where   many    more   ha/2  sunk,  Into the sea of backs;  For Mr. Greenway's got it,  where  The chicken got the axe.  At last he's found  his  equal,  And  it's  high  time that he  had,  He ruled that clime for long enough,  His government was bad.      "  St   well   bid   adieu  to Greenway.  And   his   Speaker   in   the   "py v '  The Minister of Public Works,  A :d Attorney^ General  too.  Then   Ut  us   hail    our .bright  Hugh  John,  The arc-light of the west���������  And r.st assured, ye handsome Grits,  He'll  do what all think  best.  His  father ruled   before  hfra,  And  his  memory  ne'er Hhall /ade.  But on the history's pace of Canada  His name shfe'I be arrayed.  Of cou.-io Hf~;h John, an you all know  Is tin. with years bestrewed;  But notwithstanding that, my friends  YouT find he'.*! v.-.ry shrewetl.  And  y.y.   :nry  depend   upon   Js.  As the  outcome  of this  fight  That  our   patriotic  Tories  Will  try and  do what's right.  Manitoba's   now   Con-arvatlvo:  'Tis lime they  had  tho change.  And as for forming acts and laws,  The  Tories   will  arrange.  So   welcome,  brave  Conservatives.  That  cn   masse  appear  In   sight,  To  hurl   the  present  government  Into ths realms ot night.  " ���������Jno. H. Birney.  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PETT  E'CE9S-  Ci t yofRevelstoke  ROBERT. SAMfcON  Complete and ReBri!!/^.  All About Revelstoke  7  . ��������� &  27te Gateway lo lhc Wonderfully Rich X _Wi,--"V������_; .Kieii-iit of Xorth  Koolenay and Canoe liiuer.    Thc Sy.'.'^A'tJ JPoinj'for the  Bit/ Bend, Tront Ixtke, Lardean, 't-'.-.tiiicact, -_1/!-  berl Canyon, Jordan 1'a.in and.I-Iayle Pass .  ~  Dint'rids.  Bnsincsx Men and /ittsi-  ���������nexs IIoiusbn.  The name, Oceic-  , ptilian, anil Residence of  Every Male Rcsidcn t  in    thc   City. ,,,_,  Price,  50 Cents.  Address :  R.  P. PETTIPIECE,  S Revelsloke,- B.' 0.  b^>������./^5?^^_^___Ss>������������i;^^ ^_>.'������<vf_y^__ip <j  Wood Dealer  and Drayman-  Draying and delivery work a specialty. Teams always ready on shortest  nstte*.     Contractu for Jobbta*  -tins.  Auntie: "You say you had a bad  cold. Did you ever have a good  cold?" Johnny: "I had on������ onc������  that kept   me from ������c"hool."  Mixed'chain and plate .armour wa*  utwl from 1300 to 1410.  Tt L, Hai  Notary Pnblic,  Sole Agent for  "wicgr  Revelstoke  REVELSTOKE  !R0N WORKS  Blacksmithing,   Jobbing,  Plumbing.  Pipe Fitting,  Tinpmitliiiig   Sheet Jron   "  Work,    Machinery    Repaired.  Townsite' _. .     ..T~7~ c   ,,  Mining     Work    a    Scecialty  Mininsr, Fire and  Life Insurance. -  OflW. Opposite C.I'.R- Deo  flOBX.GOBDON  Revelctolse.  ri  nn I__1_H~_  ii_i_^-^________________-__-_-i---i  ITTf__>__  _____i  O-"  Pill 111  __��������� iinYifi ifii  u  BOERS GIVE US A CLEAN  SLATE  The Supremacy of the British Flag the  Only  Tolerable   Solution  of the  "���������Transvaal War  London, Dec 1,���������-Mr. Chamberlain  addressed 7,000 pooplo ut Leicester  l^st night. The wjir, lie snid. was a  treat war alike ror the principles involved and the interests at s'akc.  We arc embarked, he said, in a  great war,'lhc greatest, that this gone-  ration has' known. H is great because  of the exertions and the sacrifices  which it entails; it is urenter still  perhaps because of the importance of  llie principles wliich it involves and of  the Interests which are at stake.  (Cheers).  Now. we nsk ourselves naturally,  what is-llie object of this c,r"'-_- wnr?  Wo'nro told by Continental friends.���������  (ir.tightei- and hisses"��������� promp'ed. it  may be by friends at heme���������(li".g!i .?'.*)  ��������� lhat this is a war of greed and rapacity, unilei.alien, by a pov.erfui  counliy -to crush tbe life out of a  weak and helpless Stale in order to  grab "its tei i i tory and its gold.  (Laughter).  T can hardly find patience���������(great  r.h'eeriiig to answer a slander so wiek-  "d 'and so stupid.      (Cheers).  Thes'n gentlemen���������what do they  know of England? ' (Hear, hear).  What do lhey know of that great colonial system wiiich now for ��������� nwiy  ycai's lias precluded us from making  nuj* pecuniary gain from the possessions oC the'British Crown���������from out-  fellow subjects in our colonies and de  -pendencies?  \viiy We Aie At War?  We ask no ransom: we exact no  tribute; we have nothing to 'gain bv-.-i  war',which' will transfer to us a territory not at present ours.  jt tomorrow'the Uni.-~:i Jack waved  over the Transvaal and the Oralis1  Fiee .Stale, the only resu'.t would b"  that henceforth good aove~-n~i".*~ut r.:-.d  justice���������(cheers)���������would prevail���������(A  Voice: "And it vvliV''}���������and iC p-o*;-  pcrity followed that we should do a?  is our custom���������we s'lot-'d thare it with  ihe'whole Nof the ciwlUsd world.  (Cheers).'  "What Do They Know?"  ���������' And these critics of ours���������what do  they know ' of- England What do  they know of the principles that govern.our. action if they think that there  exists among .its any government or  a'ny'ministcr so base ai to "carry into,  their country an unjust and unnecessary,war for-some-pcrsontil or even  for'some-nationalrinteiest? What do  thoy.,know if thoy are not aware that  the" generous instincts ;of the" who',2  people would -Intervene to frustrate  his nefarious designs, and rend him  skulking into obscurity, discredited  and - dishonored "vjjy such a- policy9  (Cheers). ,_.-'-,        ,  .' A Fight For Juslio*. -  No.-ladles and'gentlemen, we ar"  fighting ' for object-' and for cause"  whid'b are-to be found" in the bi>������fi  traditions ot" our races; we are figh'-  Sne; for justice to our fellow country,;  riicn.      (Cheers).   -  ',- Wo arc fighting tor .gbed government and freedom from oppression,  fighting.for the due performance of  sacred promise., for the observance of.  solemn, conventions, lighting, also, to  . resist an   attack  on   the  Queen's  dominions.; an insult aud  injury-to h������r  loyal subjects.    ( Cheers)..       .   *  An Insolent Attack."   -  ",It is a great war upon vvhich.we are  rwered. -���������* We are told the Transvaa'  ountry distant nearly 7,000 miles from  Biitish shores.     (Cheers).  Same British Soldier).  Who among us is there, to whatever class belongs, from the richest to; the poorest, from the highest to  the lowest, who is not proud of what.  is being done daily by his relations,  his friends, his acquaintances, in this  great struggle?     (Cheers).  Our soldiers have shown that thev.  have lost none of the qualities which  have gained for them their splendid  reputation. (Hear, "hear). They are  no longer taken, as perhaps they were  at ono timo to a large oxtent, from the  dregs of the population. They are  better educated now, they are more  refined, but they are not less brave.  (Cheers). They are not less daring,  they aro not less resourceful than  those forefathers of theirs who fought  at l.ettingen, or climbed the heights  of Badiijos, who conquered at Waterloo and Inkerman;  and   side   by side  LACOMBE MURDER CASE  THOMAS   ALVA   QUIGLEY   ON  TRIAL  TO-DAY.  Ai  The Proceedings  in   Court���������Evidence  of Mrs. Hagle.  Mr. Justice Rouleau took his seal on  the bench this morning shortly after  10 o'clock. In reply, to His Lordship.  Mr. Sifton, Crown Prosecutor, stated  that he intended to proceed with the  case against tho male prisoner.  Tho following jury was empannell-  ed, _. there being no challenges or  oiders to stand aside: Frank Moor-  houso, Thos. Beveridge, A. G. Wolley-  I)od, Charles Howard,    Joseph    Moss  with them, shoulder to shoulder, their 'and John T. Macdonald.  equals in gallantry, the colonial forces  it:-,  lighting.     (Cheers).  Skulked to Our Holes  Aceoitllng to Sir Henry diuipbcll-  Baniiernian, we should havo skulked  back to our holes when Kruger refused to listen to our peaceful le-  prescntations. That would have lost  us Soulh   Africa,  weakened  om-  hold  , Tha prisoner was then given iu  charge to the jury on the charge "that  he did at or near Lacombe in or about  ihe month, of Juno 189S, murder onc  Nelson Hagle."  Mr. P. J. Nolan stated in answer to  the court that he appeared with Mr.  (3. W. Greene, of Red Deer, for the  defence ot the accused.  Mary Eliza   Hagle was the first wit  laJ���������|combe. I moved there April Srd, IS!)?  r ii.,^11 cams from Michigan.     My husbam  husband  brother    were  on India, and earned for us   tlvi c.,n- ������������������.���������?"" .; "j ~   "T"^'",������"**������ 7','"  "  tempt of mankind.   Referring ~o I.oid '   fns ca"������ Z,^i    *������, ������������ "r?,e"1-  Kiinberley's   Newcastle     speech,     he & tnS������er A*f��������������� as   follows ,n an*  said the government of that dav had i?i,,lill ������!t ,���������,'*.  made   the   1881   convention     \>^w[J^*^tX?*n~������������aB\yFV  they   believed   annexation   had   ���������*-'--- '0r  S0  about  s,x  miIes  north   ot T'a  place   under   misapprehension.  doubted whether any member of that:    a children    and  mv  government  would  repeat  thar.    cn- jJi"������B with meI remember a vear  jago last June going    out to look for  ine  i mure s      l������lrul      "It was-about June 20th.     Aly  1 have one word,, continued Ino j husband, brother and two children  r'siit hon gentleman��������� it vvill he a .went with me. The eldest of mv  clio.t one���������to say about the fuiur.'.'jchildren was four years old, and the  (Cneers.) youngest two.     We hatl a two seated  I am not certain "h-it I ought to democrat-rig and two ho~-~--s. We  say that,'-'because I ciinot a-l.l any-1started about 9 o'clock. We drove  thing to the admirable urui.ti.t givu. 'north on the C. & E. trail. I kim-v  of the Intentions and the delerrcin- trie bridge which crosses Wolf creel  jtion of the government by Jlr. Eal- We forded river near bricls". 1 saw  tour  last  evening.    (Cheers.) '       men  working on  bridge.      I  dirt not  1 agree wilh him that it l������ alio- know the men. I could not recognize  gether premature to discuss the do-,11"em. I did not take particular notice  tails of a settlement; 1 do not Kite'as to how many men there were there,  to divide! the skin before vve have. I had never driven past that bridge in  caught thc  bear.    Lar.giUfc-.) the month, of,June   before    or since.  But there aro c*u.'..m i_. j*.*.. cr:-.! We went in about half a mile or a  piinciples upou will ii 1 ia- ' . =. in.- mile on the Edmonton trail. . Then  country( has made iri  t^s ii... il,   -i  which I am certain   wi.I  govern    n.  actions   of   the   gov.-.'_u.ire_r.     tK%j  hear.)    There aiu  ens   er  t\\a   po.;.'.  that vve must have- in \_.<=v_:  A   Clean " Slate  By their own a..ls. and not by ours,  the   Loeis   bavt:   ct-catecT.   an   entirely  -.Cia-i,  new   _ut.-t.i-cn  t.oc  vie   h~ve.Lr.:uih:  102.0U cf conic. ������__...������  il  v, * turned oft the trail over tlic'prairi.  towards the Indian reserve. After  leaving the trail we went backward":  and forwards looking over tbe land.  We, did- not keep on any travelled  trail. I do not remember the river  where we took dinner. It vvas near a  =��������� running stream. We started south  ' again about half past one or two. We  were all together. After starting to  ('."���������ive home my husband commenced  to And fault about the country. He  said it was not fit for an Indian or a  Nigger to live in. . He commenced 'to  find fault with my brother, saying  ho had misrepresented the country to  him. ��������� My brother told him that h������  bad written lilm the truth about it.  My brother told him what Ee hul written. There was from four ' to six  mouths winter and for him to brin������-  hi." sleighs with him. He said th������  country, vvas liable to frost. , He told  him about the crops. He then accused me of not reading properly the let-  lices.we have,"to bear now that the iters my. brother had written.* I-told  crisis has actually come; vve ste that jhini I .had read.them right" as" thev  tho favored position which they owe ivere, and that I had read them before  to. our  grace   (hear,   hear)-has   been Jibe neighbors as they came in.     Mv  They and  out of the  d.tj tompromis-  ���������n. iHcti' 1.&AV.J '-.h-.;. have mado  fcr-i.:> a oioan"*e!a:e up.ii which vve  can xx-r'.xc w_������l we i.k.-sj. (Great  a���������d   proijuged  elite. iiig.)  They ha", e to. n up the conventions  to" which th.y owe their independence^ they have scattered them to,the  winds.    . ,  .  .    ,-   Looking Backward  We   look  back' upon'    the   pas1.   jS  years���������those troubled years in  which  vve have, always been'on-the verge of  a. crisis-^vfre see what  terrible  saeri-  en  is a weak' power! but weakness In war  depends not on  wealth  nor number0.  ' tmd the Transvaal at the time "of the  ��������� mwarrjinted    and,extraordinary'and  insolent- attack ' upon    Her Majesty'?  /territories    was. by    far the-  greatest  'military   power   in    South  ., Africa."  ���������(Hear,' hear).      Km*���������years* the  Boers  had armed .and prepared for this contingency and when    it is remembered  ive iare oyer 6.000 miles    from South  ."Africa    and  even   . on~ landing    1,50"  =������������������ miles- fi6m-oui'-uitiniate"fobjeetiy*er-it-  .', is    not.'surprising,  tbat    the    Boer*1  ' thought'they would defeat us, and hart  alieady; toasted   the driving  of    the  British.red jackets into-the sea.     We  cwg it to the magnificent defence made  hy a liandfuL of troops:who held fort?  in Natal and on the    colony    border  that "we did not find all South Africa  . under,tho Boer flag.   ."We shall   continue to_ watch-anxiously    this   great  struggle, witirininds prepared, if need  he. for reverses, not  too exultant o<"  i ic-tories, and waiting in entire    and  1 absolute confidence as  co   what that  i end will be. - *-  .' ���������   Amateur Strategists.  ,     Continuing. Mr.    Chamberlain   said  ,' lie wondered what would have beconrs  -," of the Duke of Wellington in that  great campaign .which ended in thrusting across the Spanish borders th"  legions ot Napoleon, what would  have been said of him when he lay for  months inactive behind his lines .1+  / Torres Vedras, when he allowed the  country which he had come to^save,  to be ravaged by the enemy; -wha*  would have become of him if his plans  ct campaign had been subjected .twice  p. day to the acute and "sometimes impetuous criticism of hundreds of skil-  tul writers���������(laughter)���������and of -thousands of amateur strategists? (Laugh-  - ter)'. '   *     ���������  Whatever may be - the -incidents of  the  exceptional   .campaign  in  which,  / we aro engaged, we should havo trust  in our own countrymen���������(cheers)���������  believing that, in the long run, as has  always happened before in our island  story- British skill and British valor  ar.d British .resolution will   carry the  .   matter through to a successful   Issue.  '���������   {Cheers).  A Wonderful Feat.  .."Wi! have seen, .for instance, that tt  ;'   has been possible to perform    a feat  which has nevor been  performed before, and which no other nation in the  ���������civilized world has ever attempted to  abused, and. has proved capable of  becoming a'serious danger to the  empire, to our possessions in Afrira,  has been .the means , of oppressing  our ."fellow subjects; and any government���������I "dont'-'care to'what party it  belongs���������^ny government which.in the  light of this experience,* ignored'thetc  facts, and placed "it once more iu the  power of the two republics wbo have  so abused their opportunities to renew tlieir intrigues against tho paramount power, to threaten again the  peace of South Africa, to ,continue������the  attempt ;to 'place one>���������whitey race'  "under the subjugation" of arid'.tinder  the heels of', another���������any government  which did this would betray, the inT  terests of'the-empire, would'deserve  the scorn and condemnation of all  right thinking people. Cheers.)  Our Flag Must be Supreme  The other day my predecessor in  oflice, Lord RIpon, asked"' that ' full  consideration should be given to the  opinion of our self-governing colonies  in South Africa. " ,  * I-hope" that I undeistantl him correctly, and. if all ^he means by that  is, that we '-should have frank consultation with, and full knowledge  of the opinion of "our������loyal (cheers),  fellow-subjects ' in- the Cape Colony  and-in Natal, whether they be Dutch  or whether'they'be, English.' I entirely,,' agree   with'   bim.     (Cheers.)  But I*.venture to predict" that these  loyal -i-fellow-subjects-of-ours-will-not  regard any\'solution as tolerable or  any settlement entire which does not  provide without a' shadow of -doubt  for the supremacy of the.'British.flag  (piolonged cheers) as the only guarantee -for. settled "peace, .the only-.'security for just, treatment of all races  in South Africa.    (Cheers.).  nomon %  45P-  THE KOSSLAND  OF THE \MW  The  B________BB-_CB_fflf_i  Liardeau  Ferguson  Is the richest mining district in Bruis'i  Columbia  Is right    in  the  rchest mines  heart    of   Lardeav's  (SKM.-WEEKLY)  Is the leading newspaper of  the great mining districts of  We'st Kootenay. It gives all  the latest mining, telegraphic and local news, written up  in authentic, reliable aud read  able articles from unquestionable information. It enjoys  a large circulation and is consequently unequalled as an  advertising medium in thc  field in which it is published.  SUbsBription $2,00 Per HnnUm  {1.26 For Six Months,; ".'.  8triGtlij lnJitfanKB.^,!-,���������___,  Now is the Time to Invest in  fergusoh Real  _stn?v  And Here are the Reasons Why  You  Should Get in cn iht  Ground Floor of this Rising Mining Camp  first  is in llio heart cf the ninns aiid so  situiiti ci that it will alwajs be the  outfitting joint !or all the bi������ shippers.  A g'ance at a imp of the district will  convince the im-i&t skeptical of this  fact.  Second  Th!   miiic-r _   and   miu.   owners   will  ii i _e il i ii 1. or'qiii<"m).~at Ferguson.  Third  Next year   Feigusou   will   havo   two  railways, namely   tlie   Lirdu .P.aiican.  Both linies lTave-:been"  It takes a foremost place In  the race for prominence and  popularity with business  houses and as a consequence  does more business with  those requring printed .stationery and office supplies than  any other printing   establish  ment in Eastern British Columbia. The class of >.work  turned out has been pronounced equal to any thing of the  kind executed in the large  cities, by much larger pnnt-  eries. -  =������ .       -    UNITY  ^ i_^  Right Hon. R. H. Asquith.-addressing-the Tyneside Liberal association  at Tyneside, December 16th, said:  "Nothing is more unjust than to.  seek'to'undermine the confidences of  tho country and army in a gallant:  general on the strength of a single  error of judgment, or a,single" reverse  Nor. is it a time when it becc-mes responsible persons' to go about whistling for alliances or dazzling the world  with exhibitions of freaks of new diplomacy. The situation confronting ns  alter reading today.'������ painful news,, is  so serious.'that it is hardly possible-to  s_vak or think.of any'other, topics.  We" cannot afford to sp"e6d time iii  unavailing.regrefs;" sterner and more  urgent duties are laid upon us." We  must not exaggerate the reverses , and  disasters of today. They may become' the victories of tomorrow. At  the same let us not underestimate the  gravity of the task* before us. Ths war  has developed proportions,which may  make it the turning point in the fortunes of the empire. It has become  wider and deeper than, the question of  maintaining our position in South Africa. It is our title to be known as a  world power that is now upon trial,  andjf we fall here the empire ce3S?s  tb lie a going concern.  Whether the magnitude of the task  wo have undertaken ought not to have  been seen sooner is a question which  ���������vill have to be answered hereafter, b-.u  it ls now clear that our forco is inad?-  husband grew-.impatient. My husband  got the hammer and-.was going to hit  me' withi,i&f; . M&bSrother got the  hammer-from my, .husband and threw  it in.the1 bottom of .the rig.'He grabbed my: brother* by "-.the throat. Pe  choked'-him till he, gasped, for breath,  while he -was'choking^my brother,' i  ���������aid: "'Oh! Nelson-don't." , Nelson  ;vt-.s my husband's name.*. He told-me  to keep my mouth shut';, or he would-  put an end to'me. "They had a scrap  in the buggy. The horses started off'  and I. grabbed the liDes and:the two  men fell .out 'of the -'rig. 'r tried' to'  catch my;_.usb_nd,a_ he went out.* T  had the lines in-my hand.' . I heard  my, husband-give a groan. I",looked  bacK.and saw- him bleeding.- My  brother took him'behind ' the bushes  My brother dirt not hit him with the  hammer.- I was ..told last September  I vvouid be hung if I did not say that  my brother hit him with- the hammer. The man who told, me is Ledgerwood, -who is now sitting in court.  My brother came,back'to the rig and  ive went home. , He went,, away on-  kc-rseback that night, taking a spad,e  with-him. He said he was going 'to  cover the grave. . .   -  I -���������was in the neighborhood lately  with.Sergeant Evans, Constable Hav-'?  lock. Dr. Sharpe and Mr. Tice. " "They  took me there to -see if'they couldc  find the body of my husband. I  didn't know wherec it - was. They  found a body. I saw the' form_ but  -eould=^ot-*-tell-what*Tit-,j:was.^lt"was"  Ijing along the bank'of the river.' It.  was getting dark when I saw it..  The' place where it- was found was  nearly half a mile from where I saw  my brother drag ,the body into the  .bushes. ,It may-have been'-a quartet of a mile. ' I was up on'the bank  and the body was down by* the creek.'  The bank was steep, and. slanting.  They showed me'some of the clothes  which were on the body, ' and - the  comb produced). The one we'had is  at home now. I wrote and told' my  folks to send. the. * comb. I do ^not  know whether they did of not.    ''_  (Witness admitted "that certain post  cards and letters were 'in her handwriting. Mr. Nolan objected to their  being accepted . as evidence- against  the accused? The court held lhat the  ,letters .could not be ;��������� admitted as  evidence .Mr. rSifton ^obtained leave  to'treat the" witness-'as an adverse-  witness-and proceeded to cross examine her.)..     .-.,.���������>_. -.--          I- have told 'differe'nt stories as to  what took place that day. I first  spoke about it to Legerwood" in  December last. I told him about my  husband : and*.- brother having a  'scrap. I told him my husband got  tfoe^kammerl He (Legerwood) said  that if; I did not say that my brother,*  took the hammer* I would be hanged. I knew that I had not done  anything. "He also said that on account, of there' being""jii_ t thc' two  of us together. L. might '-e hanged.  Legerwood told me of my husband':!  death before I told* bim ' anything. I *  told him my husband ' and brother  both fell out of .the rig. I do not  'remember, saving anything about a  groan or my .brother *caming back to  the rig for the hammer.. I told in  my evidence about my" brother coming hack to the rig for thc hammer  and striking my husband with it.  I do not think I told It to anyone  befo-e the inquest. I told this at the  Ir.qucst through fear of Legerwood.  I do not remember  the date of    the  Job Priiitiiig Department  Is equipped   with   the   latest  faces in type designs    and all  -  c "-  work entrusted to The.Herald,  is   ��������� handled     by   exprienced,  * workmen who^thoroughly un- ���������  derstand the proper use of tho  material at their 'disposal.  The Herald does' not claim to  be the," only printing house in  the district but,:it does claim -  -to be       -,        ",-'  ThoroUglilu Up-To-Date ,In  .Every PartiBUlar -    ��������� :  ""'   ~Tin"d thtTCTPTlt.  surveyed iuto the town, and the-Laido  _    Duucfin are   ri������ht   now   clearinc' the  ������? *___"   . o  land for   thuir   new  load   ami, woik-'  shops, sideways'eio?  Fourt  The Silver .Cup,  Suu.-l.ine,   Nellie.   !,--  O        Towser,   True     Fistuie,   .Had-thot  --   -'     Bioa   Mtw, Old S-iionia, Silver Quei-n  Silv er Belt Tbe  Horu  Ledge   Group ���������  Big   Five      VVdgner,   Abbott, ' JEIoly  AloseS Empire aud other well knowu   "  ���������,, ,- . properties are   tributary 'to .Ferguson1,  and are ali within a raciins of 10. miles  of the luwDaiie. '   ��������� ._,  - . .     - <  Houx   is   t^e   Golden     Oppotttqnit  , '.   Nextj-umruer may bo too late to'get in at'       l        "���������. -  ground floor prices.   Advice���������Act-prompt-. -���������- - ���������'  'j " !y.',    ' ���������        ���������        ���������  , -  ���������^i,.'  *'.-,V".S  '-7 A  And in a position to .give ^-as  good value for the money expended, either, for advertising  space ih its" publication or  for.* job printing, as can be  given By any other house of  ' the. kind in British Columbia."  Write for estimates and sam  ples of printing. All work  -   turned'out promptly-and sat-'  isfactorily.,    Ono price to all.,'  ")No  job  cari> be' too large or  too small for - The Herald's  * consideration. Special atten-  ^tioiTgiven-ttrbfdefs~by"niail.*r  Ferguson   ....       ....  -  Is absolutely  without a rival in the'Lar-  .  ���������'        dean" District,      .  Lots Are Selling Fast-  Spokane Capitalists are reacuiug after Ferguson pi open v and expect to pull out with  a haud.ome return, as experienced _y ihetu,  in the eaily days of _{os3land.  Why Not Ifou .  Lots sailing now at from SI50 to S250���������  .    Choice Corners.  Al'  information can bi procured   ou  Tpiicatiou      ' u     '  ���������-,_  ;<1  /  A. JOHNSON, Proprietor.  PUBLICATION DAYS : Wednesdays and Saturdays  P, RTTRTH?   T^c^T_A/*-������*  ������-|-*#\/JL M.J���������IA. Vf~JL_VW*JU_.���������J^mAa-Chx,  FERGUSON TOWNSITE  Ftevelslol\e ^ Hospital  Maternity Room ia connection.  "Vaccine, kept    on   band.  nrs.  McKechnie   arid  Jeffs  m&&&&&&m&&&m&  There was a hammer in the rig. He ��������� would he taken from my children.,  got tbat (my brother) and ho hit I first*spoke about It to Legerwood  my husband on the heart." "I .went .because he got.mc cornered up and  out lo the place the other day with told mo he knew all about my hus-  Sergeant Evans. Wo found the body ! band's. death. Ho told mc of it be-  of my husband. It was not where'fore I ever said anything to .him. I  I had seen it last.     It was less than a jnext  speke ' about'    it.   to. Sergeant  "'   Evans at  Lacombe.,  At this .point court adjourned, for  lunch.  The Revelstoke  | Herald iscmiw-eck*,] "'  J Has more readers . In North  j Kootenay than any other paper;  ( has more advertisers in Revel-  . ��������� stoke than      any  other paper;  does  more job  printing in  the  . j ���������        city than any other paper;  It's  i news is more spicy and up-to-  5   ,,      date; its influence     is greater;  | Its advertising rates are lowest  circulation-considered;  its subscription rate is only $2.00 per  annum; it covers the field. Try  It and be with the crowd.  Write to - , .     -  REVELSTOKE HERALD,  Revelstoke. B. C.  J  it  quarter of.a   mile .from where  happened"?   .  Answer: I will not swear wliether I  swore it or not.   I have been out of  my mind pretty nearly all tho   time     Tho toast of the  over  tho. fear of thc law.      All  tho from a bottle.  time since my husband's death.     It     It.B as hard to hIde lndiflcrences a<*  hsppencd  about the 20th of June. I it ls to.coneeal love. -  said to my  brother at the time that  evening   is taken  it was somehlng awful that it should      "^" }""^ ^  iin   the   preliminary   hearing   of  this I happen,   and   my    brother     said   he conversation is ncn.  I_-_!_Q   hofAra    A      Tl     Mo-1.      T    T5 '.......l  When money talks tho cream of the  quate.     It is the universal opinion of  all parties that whatever accession ���������*  accomplish���������(cheers)���������that Is to place J needed   to Kive tho  army  irresistible ......         ___       a great forco lif 50.000 men���������soon, ho !force, whatever the   cost. Uie country 'inquest.   I was examined at Red Deer  hoped,    tube    incrpas.rt    to   80,000���������j-vvill readily sanction. iin   the   preliminary   hearing   of  this, ,._.-,                 --  (cheers)���������or it may be to 00,000 men���������I   Tho nation confidently   expects th" case before A. B. Nash, J. P. 'would not have It happen for worlds.1'   Every time you   forgive a man you  "[renewed cheers)���������to place   this force 'government to do what is    necessary.     Mr. Sifton: Did you swear at the in- JWc were going to  confess it several lower him in his own estimation,  almost without   tin   accident, without it.is our duty as a nation to be unit-   quest:     "My   brother    stunned   him .times, but   we were   afraid   of   ths _   Ono seldom has the price of the man  coufusipn, aliftoj,J. without a hitch, in a led aud calm. somehow.     I  think  he kicked him. !law and  the disgrace    and    that I who ifi really vrarth buying.  ft-r--'.'V.'-r7  Undertaking   and Eai"aalnitn"~:  R. Howson & Co.,  HICKI.N/.IV    Mi:  R.'l.iil Pcil-r_iii  F.irul    r .  Canadian Pacific kv,  _ *  1 t  and Soo Line.  v������v.  .*,:i  - ��������� i  . i-i  . i  ..M  DIRECT ROUTE  c  East and   West  Fir������t-cl.-ii������ sleepers on all train*. Tour-  i*t enrs ptia Revcl<tok������> daily f"t-Si.  Prf- 1;   Tue.siinys   nnd   Sulnnl'iiy-   f.-r  Toronto; Thursdays fur,, .Monfi cnl  ar.d Boston/  DAILY TRAINS  Ea������t  5:������o leave���������Revelsloke- nrrt re....  8:** arrive        "        leave   To ami from Kootenny I'olnw  W leave��������� Kevelstoko��������� arrliv...  ������,������������������������"  .'ii..-  ..]���������: I--. -  _   i  *   '  Tickets !-sued"~and Bipsage Chctli.d  Through to Destination.  Cheap Rates to the Old Country  Goi full particulars apply ae to tintp  ratfs and f"r copies of C. P. R. publications, address nearest local agent or  T. W. BRADSHAW,  Agent, Revelstoke.  W, F. Andkiisov, Travelling Pas -pm  ger Agent, Nel-on.  E. J. Coyle, D:strict Passengeg Ager.t  Vancowwr. .  - H  ;'(  (  -,���������5  Christmas  Suggestions -^"'  What to give Is the problem many find  bard lo _eal villi.- Now this year ihe  Canada llrug .t Book Co. have an excellent .ariciv of everything in the Toys.  Tniicv C"..iod> and other line. Also a  beiuiiful assortment ol more expensive  Tire-cut-, -nitftblc. lor grown persons,  before purcnaslng cull and see the display. There is sure :o be something to  please vour .friends.  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO., LTD.  fa^-Mail   orders  immediately  attended   to.  CHAS. R. MCDONALD, Manager.  McKENZIE   AVE..   REVELSTOKE   STATION.  LOCAL AND CENERAL   HEWS  ���������James Gill & Co. have Inlaid  Linoleum, tile pattern, very suitabh  fm- hull--..  ��������� The niiinher of children enrolled at  the public school nt the end of thi"-  term is 2"59.  The rifle company have held two  very successful rehenisuls for the Pay.  Pay, Pay concert.  The Knights of Pythias will hold an  installation n.ippet- nt the Union Hotel  on January. 3ul.  A. Jnhnson of tbe Herald returned  fri.ni a business trip to Vancouvei' on  Friday morning.  J. M. Skeiiif, ninniiger of tho Towser  mine, came up froin the Lai dean on  Wednesday evening.  ���������Ladies' purses and gents' pocket  books specinllv for Christinas gilts, at  the C-tnarbi Drug and Book Co. 102-2w  A. M. Pinkham returned from the  i-oimt this morning after passing .the  examination in the provincial statutes  iieces.s.u y to uunlify hiin to practice  the legal* profession in B. C.  ���������James Gill & Co. have just received  a shipment of Floor Oils and  Linoleums direct from Glasgow, via  the Horn. - Values are marvellous,  selection beyond doubt tlle best ever  seen in Revelstoke.  Of the teaching staff of the public  school Principal Sullivan will go west  for his holiibivs. Miss Smith to Rossland, Miss Millard to the const, and  Miss Glover to Nelson. Miss Edgar  will spend her Christmas in tovvn.  . A nice strike of from 12 to, 15 inches  of clear fine galena was mnde on the  Towser last Wednesday. J.M. Skeatf.  the manager, intends to increase the  =r=.vvoi'k'.ng force and-ns-.many- uien-jvill  be put on as can be pro'fitably~~em-  ployed.  Capt. Taylor of the Revelstoke Rifle  Company, has passed his final examination for a commission as lieutenant  i-oiniiianding the company. He scored  S3 per cent, in his theoretical papers,  the highest average of any oflicer in  the regiment.  Tbe board of works have decided to  puisne a policy of uristerly inactivity  with regard tii cleaning tbe sidewalks  of snow. On the sunic Drinciple that  the dirty hoy raised an objection to  washing" bis face, tbey are afraid, if  they did clear it off, more might fall.  Ertgtr A. Benr.et, manager of the  Lillooet. Fraser River & Cariboo Gold-  fields Co., Ltd.. has resigned his  , position ti and L. Did'sheim. a Swiss  "mining engineer, who has considerable  experience in'" practical mining Jn  France and Nevv Caledonia, has arrived to succeed him.  J. D. Graham, the Atlin gold commissioner, and W. H. Viekers, mining  recorder for tbe. same district, re-  Turned home yesterday morning on  . leave of absence from their posts in  the northern goldfields. They have  received a hearty welcome from their  numerous friends in the city.  Fifteen of the Revelstoke ' rifle  - company have' volunteered for  service * with the second Canadian  contingent in South Africa. Capt.  Taylor wired to Col. Peters to this  effect, bnt received a reply that it in  very doubtful if any .names from  British Columbia will"he accepted.  The hiijli winds, whicli piei.iiled-  ilnrins Wednesday niglit, woi king on  the structure of the span nf t.he Revelstoke rink already erected, finally  loosened the pole to which the guy on  the river bank end vvas attached and  liroiiclit,^.the-srvv'iiole business dow'ii.  fortunately without injuring anybody,  ns the span fell very slowly.  ���������Don't forget to come to the special  meetings at the Salvation Army' hall  on Christ in.is day' '-Froin the manger  tn the thi out-" i������"thetitle of a beautiful  service of song that, vvill be given nt 3  p.m. in tlie new hall on First St. The  next meeting vvill lie held in the hall  on Front St. atS p.m. ICome to these  meeting.    All are welcome.  The members of the Revelstoke Rifle  Company are requested to turn out in  full force on Wednesday evening.  27th inst.. to practice up for the  -"iiiinsion*~*Hnnse"Fniul CuiHerfc-"aud-f;ir  a deliberation on the advisahility of  forming a company fund with the  militia p-iv cheque vvhich has arrived.  Sharp at 7:30 p.m. at Tapping's Opera  House.  Andy Daney. who lias the contract  for hauling out the Silver Cup and  Beatrice nre this winter has discarded  the old-fashioned rawhides and is  bringing the ore down on large fl.it.  sleds, shaped Ike a toboggan, such as  aie used for dnetiain*c/by the fur  trailers in the north. These sleds can  lie used for packing in supplies on bis  return trip.  ���������Christnm= and New Year's excursion ! The C. P. R. vvill sell tickets at  single fme for lound trip on Dec. 22.  23.24 unci 2o. good going not later  lh.in December 2_th and return not  later than J.-miiafv 3. 1P00. Also on  Dec. 20, 30. 31. Januaiy 1st and 2nd,  good, going not later than Jannary  2nd, nnd lctnrn, not later than .Jan.  3nl. 1000.  The ladies of St. Peter's cliurcli  cciiiiineiired ilei-oriling lbe inteiior  for tbe Chi ist nm* festival yestei day  aftei noon. In .n cordiinte wit li a  decision mi-ivi-l at mini1 time ago by  the lector anil ve-try the choir will  wear lbe surplice- and cassocks, which  were sent onl frnup England last siini-  mei, for the fiist time on Christmas  moi ning.  Service* tomorrow, Christmas Ev-e,  in St.- Peter's chin i-h a.s usual. Special  c-lmral evensong and i ni.il singing at  7;:-_ I p.in. Services on Christ mas Day,  1-t ('elel.i.ition of the Holy KiH'hiii-ist  at S ii.ni.. Morning Prayer. Second  C'"!i-hr.itii"ii anil '���������ci limn at 11 a.m.  The cliililicii's Christinas tree nnd  p-ntv vi ill be held on Tuesday evening  at tlie opeta house, whiih lias been  Kindly given for the occasion by R.  . Tupping. Tht- affair will commence at  ti.������ p.m.  Tlie spot i.il Feiguson edition of the  Hkkald vvill be issued by^the. middle  of next week. It contains the most  complete write upof niiningpioperties  in the north and south forks of tbe  i__.-U.loAU vet attempted, thegionpssinil  claims being taken in,their gcographi-  i-n I nn������ition! thus giving h truer idea of  ���������;   "���������������������������*- *i   .-,:..:.;'-.-',;-'o-.-���������'���������"! ,T~"r.-  Tbe latest despatches received seem  to show that the British forces are  standing on the defensive tit all points.  Buller is ordering all troops now  arriving nt Capetown to proceed to  Durban to reinforce the Natal colnmn.  Tbe absence of news from him has led  to tbe surmise that he is trying to join  White by Hank movements.  The Close of the   Public School Term.  The closing services nnel entertainment of the public school were held  yesterdav afternoon in "Miss Millard's  room. Quite a number of parents nnd  friends of the pupils testified to ther  interest in the s.ihool by being present.  Tbe programme, whicli had been prepared 'by Principal Sullivan and his  assistants*, commenced at 1:30 p.m. and  lasted about an hour and a half. It  consisted of chornsses. recitations and  various drills and exercises, which  were all admirably rendered. Perhaps  Bessie Lawson's recitation of "Our  Christmas," the club, swinging to  music, the bur bell drill by Miss  Glover's pupils, the "' Days of the.  Week," by some of-Mis." Edgar's little  tots and the Tambourine Drill by Miss  Millard's class call for special notice.  At an interval in tbe exercises Rev.  T. Menzies, Aid. Graham and Mrs.  Hooley made some appropriate remarks. The programme vvas brought  to a close by >\ hearty rendering of the  N-itional Anthem by all present.  Inquest on J. B. Crockatt.   Dr.._Crpss,   the*^ coroner.  Jield^ Jin  inn. ue st" on" Thursday "afternoon" in to"  the death of J. B. Crockett", vvho died  in the City Hotel bus on Wednesday  morning last. The jury consisted of  W. M. L-iwrence, foreman, J, Guy  Barber. Chas. J. Aman, C. R. McDonald, W. .T. Dickey and R. P.  Pettipiece. After bearing the evidence they brought in the following  verdicl:  We. the undersigned jurors, called  to enquire into the death of .T. B.  Crockett, find after hearing the evidence that deceased came to his death  from heart fniluru.���������  Tin* funeral of Mr. Crocket took  place yesterday from the Methodist  chinch at 2 p.m. The services were  conducted liv Rev. S. J. Thompson,  the pastor. The Herald extends its  condolences to the" family in far off  Missouri and his relatives here in their  sorrow for his untimely death.  Once more, and for that matter it  does not seem very long ago since he  was doing it before,' it falls to the lot  of the editor of the Hekald to tender  the best wishes of this festive season  to the renders of the paper. But this  year, however hearty our greetings,  onr usually cheerful thoughts of  Christmas are clouded with the recollect'on of the bloody task before our  brave soldiers in South Afiica, of the  bereaved"homes in tlie old country nnd  perhaps ere this in Canada and of the  great crisis tu the whole Empire, into  which this Boer war is fust developing.  While vve are straining our eyes to  watch the situation in Sooth Africa  and striving to forecast what inny be  the next news from Buller, Gatacre or  Methuen, it is hard to frame our  minds to the social arid religious  phases of the season, which has once  more come round to us. This feeling  is inevitable and it is only right that  it should exist. We in the quietness  and prosperity of peaceful Canada can  still hear the peal of the trumpet  summoning our brethren to arms in  fni- distant Africa and the sound of  the women weeping in the old homes  in the motherland. Not for nearly  half a century, since the days when  the flower of England was perishing  in the snow-coveied trenches of  Sebastopol and keeping the banner of  BritTiin"flyihg~b"vei'~ the" blood-stained  residence at Delhi, has the Empire  known such a Christmas ns that, which  vve are now celebrating. It is hard to  be very nieiry this Christmas.  We-  Wish  A  Merry  Christmas  and  A  Political Pointers/  The Prentice, election case was up  last week in 'Victoria when the petitioners applied for an adjournment,  till after the next, session vvhich is  interpret ed as it virtual abandonment,  of tiie, proceedings:! ���������   :  Manitoba stands 22 Conservatives,  17 Liberals and one.,Independent,  with Conservative ' leanings as  the result of the complete  election leturns. while as n . result, of  the lute bye-elections in Ontario that  province stands at 41 Liberals", 31 Conservatives and two scuts vacant.  The Columbian, which is a strong  supporter of tlie present provincial  government, after a review of the  situation considers tliat at best it will  have a bare majority of one, when the  bouse meets.  The Conservative  Chailes   Tupper,  Rally  Sir Charles Tupper, Sir Charles  Hibbert Tapper and Lady Tupper and  Charles Wilson, Q. C."-of Vancouver,  will arrive on the delayed No. 2 today.  They vvill be met by the reception  i-omniiltei" at tlie station. Tonight  tlle city band will parade through thu  town at 0:30 o'clock. Sir Charles  Tupper and party will drive trom the  Hotel Revelstoke to tlle Opera House,  ���������irriving ut 7:30 at which time the  meeting vvill open. Seats will be reserved for ladies and their escorts.  The city band will be present and fill  up the intei vals vvith selections.  The Fire Hall Contract Awarded  At lust night's meeting of the city  council the contract for the fire hall  was awarded to W. A. Nettle for  $15(50 with an additional S121 for the  chimney. W. M. Lawrence secured  the contract for the galvanized iron  roof at $14S.."50. The names of the  western parts of First. Second and  Third streets, which on the registered  plan of the Fatvvell townsite are  called John, .Tallies and George stieets  respectively were made to conform to  Fiist, Second and Third.  OUR GRAND OLD MAN.  Sir    Charles  Tupper.   the   veteran  leader of   the Conservative party in  Canada,   arrived this "morning  1dui  Kamloops    where ^ he..   addressed   a  meeting last, night.    Sir Charles is in  his 79th year and has been in public  life since 1S55.    During  this period  of  44 years hu   has   filled   a "prominent  place in the history of the  Dominion.  He was a foremost figure in the group  of Canadian  . t'ltesmen.  who'effected  the formation of Confederation and as  the   first  Canadian   Minister of'-R'iil-  ways   lrom  1879  to   ISSl-vvas closely  identified with'the construction of.the  C. P. R.    He has been 'High  Commissioner   foi-   Canada   in   England and  twice bus  taken   part,  in negotiating  Imperial treaties as a  plenipotentiary  of Her Majesty.    There  is  no  man in  Canada today who has so lengthy  and  vaiied an experience of public  life  as  Sir Charles.      It is wonderful to think  tbat be is still  as  active and  keen   in  the  work   as   ever.    Round  bim   Unshuttered ranks of Conservatism  have  rallied and closed up, better organized  and handled than   tliey  have, been  at  any time at nil events since Sir John  Macdonald's dentil.     It  is  marvellous  to see the  evening  of a   long  life  of  work spent in  such' untiring energy  and   ur.abiitetl   self-sacrifice   for    the  public welf ue.     Most  men   vvouid  be  content vvith their past tecorcl,   knowing that   personally  they could  gain  nut hing   from   the   conflict   and  lose  nothing by retiring from it.  1  Such     are     the   respect-compelling  record nnd characteristics of the  man  to whom Revelstoke   vvill  be given  a  chance to listen tonight.    He  is'without contradiction the most remarkable  man   in   Canada   today   and   no'one  ���������shmild-niiss**.bis npportiiiiity.--o__hea.__.  ing him speak,   as  it is  unlikely  that  Revelstokei-s vvill have another chance  of welcoming him in his jiublic   capacity to their town.  New  __  Year  ���������JAflBS GILL & CO.,  The Taylor Block,,     "-    - ,    McKenzie. Avenue. .',,', .- ,������|   ���������  i -      -  . '   Savage Bros.  Second Strcot,  A Full and Complete Line.  All Purchases delivered free of Charge.  Fresh supply of fish every morning.  Careful attention.  Prompt delivery  Court  Mt. Begbie  I. O. F., No. 34fii.  Meets ln the Oddfellows'Hall,on tlit second  and fourth Mondays ol  each month. Visiting  brethren invited to attend.  B.R. CAMPBELL, O.R.    K.D..T.O. Johnson, See.  Christmas Specialties^  Perfumery  A wide ranee, including goods from Ed,  Plnaud, Mlllot, Roger & llallet, (France)  Crown (Loudon) Scclcy, etc.  Beautiful Atomizers  Purses and Wallets, Cloth Bound Books  ���������33e. each.  ,  Fresh Candies  Mixtures, Sugar Sticks, Dipped Almond  Chocolates, Chocolates, Creams, etc,  ^vField & Bews  Bachelors of Pharmacy.        . 7  Next Savage Bros. - Night Bell.  * *  tuy^jWA A��������� Z  _ u jr/Dii-on  Federal Labor Union No. 8048  Trade and Labor Assembly.  Meets first and third Mondays in every  month at Labor Hall. Tapping's Theatre.  Executive Committee.���������President, Sam Nccd-  luim; D. Stamper, RecordingSscrctarv; Oscar  Strauss, Vice-President; T.J.Graham, Treasurer; John Samson, Secretary.,  Stationer  and  Tobacconist  "I* *Y* *T* *T* *f* *T* *T* *f* *T* "T* T* *f* *T* *T* *T* 'T' *T* *T* *T* 'T* *T* *T* *Y* *f* *t* *!*  A. H. HOLDICH *������  ��������� ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Royal School of Mines, London. Soven years  at Morfa Works, Swansea. 17 years Chief  Chemist to Wigan Coal and Iron Co., Eng.  Late chemist and Assavcr, Hall Mines, Ltd. ,  .   Claims examined and reported upon.  Revelstoke, B.C.  NOTICE  Notice ls herebv given to purchasers of lots  in Block "A," Town of Itevelstoke, otherwiso  known as the "Mara Townsite Property," that  all instalments on account of purchase aro to  be paid to John D. Sibbald, Mara Townsite  Agent, and to no othor person.  .J.A.MARA,  NOTICE  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CO davs  after date I intend to apply to tho Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 320 acres of land situate  in tho Tale District and Burnt Basin, marked  out an'd described as follows. Beginning at-a.  nost marked Initial Post, and "W. K. Ellis' -  North East Corner"; thence 80 chains west;  thenco 10 chains south: thenee SO chains oast;  thence -10 chains nortli, to thc placo. of  beginning.  Dated this 20th day of November, 18W.      '.   ."  .-    -_-- " '-   .     W..K. ELLIS.'  .  Baker, Grocer and  Confectioner.  __A. N. SMITH.  Following'their time honoured and  much appreciated ciistoine Bourne  Bros, have sent a Christmas present of  i! turkey to every customer in tovvn  and C. B. Hume & Co. have presented  each of theirs vvitlia valuable article of  glass or cliinawiire.  Last Thursday evening tbe councilof  the board of trade endorsed a petition  of the residents in the vicinity of Ed.  Adair's ranch for a continuation of the  waggon road to the settlement and a  bridge across the llleeillcwaef. They  al-o past a resolution condemning  tli. Trout Lake gerrymander.  The Trout, Lake City Trade Committee has ireived notice tbat the  Tiout Lake (/dice is lo be ji ,������nb office  of Kaslo for the purpose of that, part  part of the district recently added to  the Ainsworth division. But this  compromise meansthat.thereeoidsi will  I.e k.-pt nt IC.islo.Jso the sit nation is not  much bettered.  The Methodist Sunday School held  tlieir Clnistmas entertainment last  night. A programme was rendered  by the scholars, of which the cantata,  the Star of Bethlehem vvas the chief  fen tu'i e. The music wa.s excellent.  After the concert the presents were  distributed to tlie great rejoicing of  the children,  T. Tavlor. mining recorder of Tront  Luke, and Jos. Kirkpatrick carnc in  from the Lardeau last night. Mr.  Taylor is a large shareholder in'-the  Great. Western Mines Ltd. "and ciiiie  up to attend the meeting of the companv today and   to  bpar   Sir  Charles  CHRISTMAS EVE.  Hark I   how   the  Chri.tmas   bellR  are   gaily  Sec h'.w the moonbeams brighten roof and  spire: ,     ,   ''  Hear the glad voices of thc children sinking  Gathered about the (1 re^  And ni thev <*ing, old scenes rise up Iwforc me:  * "Again a child 1 sitbflric the h.-arih.  Where many cherished^ones now gone before  me, "        w  Joined In my mirth.  Again I ������ec thc evergreen wreaths hanging.  Again I scent thc aromatic air,  Of the old church,  where braaen  bells loud  clanging.  Called us to praise and prayer.  Again I hear the organ notes low stealing,  Through thc dim, shadowy aisle.  Or loud proclaim, majestically pealing  * The birth of thc Christ child.  Who can describe the ������olcmn joy and beauty.  The pence tbat brooded over earthly things,  Thnt made the child-heart stronger for lt������  duty . ,   .  With strength that Christmas brings.  Alas! 'tis gone; in a strange land I listen  To Christmas songs in which I have no share:  I   lilt   my   ejes   to   where  thc  church  spire  glistens,  My hope ,s there. F. E. STBKXE.  Revelstoke, Dec. 23.1800.  ���������������_  35;  -_}  ._S  [NEW, GOODS,.:..  Having secured  the agency  for the Rochester Plated  Goods, we are novv showing samples in our window, ���������  Tea Kettles, Tea Pots. J,ngs. Svrnp .Tugs and  Plates, Sugar Bowls, Spoon Holders, Fruit and  Cake Baskets, Lemon Shakers, Etc.  These goods are the best in the world, fully warranted,  always keep their color, and  vvill not melt if put on red  hot*slove,-like most-of-plated-ware.--    ���������������������������*=������������������=���������=  CALL AND SEE THIS LTNE.   W. M. Lawrence.  A, McLean  ���������:DEALER IN:^-       /���������'  Men's Women's and Children's Boots,  -Shoes.' Rubbers, Overshoes,    *. i-  and'Fancy Slippers.       ���������"  Men's Furnishings.  Hats and Caps,   ...   -  - ��������� Ready-Made Clothing.  Gloves and Mits........  I    OUR SPECIALTIES  : . Children's Ironclad School Shoes.  !    Ladies'   Kid  and    Satin   Slippers���������nil  :.       colors, - '  : Men's Fancy Leather and Plush Slippers ,  : German Felt Slippers.  : Tiger Brand Tallor-Madc Clothing.  : Tiger Brand Underwear Ior Men.  :' Currie's Ties.  GIVE US ACALL.  Kamloops Store, Revelstoke Store,  Next P. O. McCarty's Block  Agents for Gurney's Souvenir Stoves and Furnaces.  Guy Barber.  .Watchmaker  . and  Jeweller-  McKenzie Ave.  Chinamen vs. Steam Laundry  Revelstoke Steam Laundry.���������  Four more patrons have been captured  and all are satisfied that our work is  far superior to that of the Chinamen  More reinforcements can be Recommit  dated, with pleasure. Send us word  we'll do the rest. ������  ? Dissolution of Partnership., ' *  Notice ih hereby given that the partnership  hitherto existing bctivocn CM. Field nnd John  Bourke has been this day dissolved bv nuiti.nl  consent. .Outstanding debts are to bo paid in  equal proportion to both parties.  (Sgd.) C.-M. FIELD.  >  '   Y '- JNO. BOURKE.    ''  Rovelstoko, Doc. 12.18S9. '  -Repair Department in charge of R.J.. Doyle,���������aspSdallst.  BIRTHS.  -At.  Revelstoke "on   Dec.  and  Mis. A. McGregor, a  ir  McGniJcioii  IS. to  Mr,  daughter.  Laudkii.���������At  Revelstoke  on  to  Mr.   and    Mrs.   Jas.   I_  daughter.  Dec. 21,  uiler.   a  Pianos and  Organs  "TUNED AND REPAIRED  LESSONS ON  THE VIOLIN...  Noivly Built. Newly Furnished.  Lighted by Electricity.  f I oo Per Day.  The City Hotel-  Robt. Caley. Proprietor. _ o  Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Headquarters for Railway Men.  Large nnd Well Lighted  Sample Rooms......  Heated by Hot. Air mid Electric  Hulls nnd Light ln every room  Free Hu* Meets All Trains  ��������� Kensonahle Rates   ^HOTEL  VICTORIA^  JOHN V. PI-RKS. PltoPKiETOit.  Night  Grill Room in Connection for the Convenience of Guests  F, BUKER  Office East of Molsons Bank.  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 that fits.  Wilson  Agents..  Smelter  Townsite  .      t-i  ���������  NOTICE.   -  NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN that thirty-  days after dato I Intend to apply to tho Chief  Commissioner of Lands avd Works for a license  to cut and carry away timber from the following described hinds, situated on Deep Creek,  ln thc southern part of Galena Ray, and about  six wiles from-Arrowhend. B.C., district of  West Kootenay,'commencing at a post marked  S. O. C. N.W. Cor., near-the mouth of Deep  Creek, and thence running south 125 chains;  thence'east 80 chains; thence north 125 chains;  thence west 80 chains to plnce of beginning,  containing 1,000 acres more or less,  November 27th, 1899.    -��������� ���������  S. 0. CHURCH.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY .-GIVEN   that thirty  days afterdate I intend to apply to the Chief  ('ommissioner of Lands and works for a licenso  to out and carry away timber from the follow-,,  ing described lands situated .on Deep Creek;'  in thc southern part of Galena Bay and about  Fcven  and one half miles  fr6m Arrowhead,  B.C., In the district of .West Kootenay. com.  inencing at ti post nia'rked T. II. D��������� N.W. Cor.,  about 30 chains west of Deep Creek, and-125  chains from it*.month; thor.e-_sor.ti*.125chr.'.ns;.-  thence east80chains; thenee north 125 chains;  thence west 80 chains, to point of .beginning,  containing 1,000 acres moro or less.  November 27th, 1899,  T. II. DeCEW.  yJ  ,     MISS STEELE. *" *        ;  ���������  Teacher of Music, Drawing, and Painting in  oil nnd water color. ��������� French^ Latin, Mathematics.- ��������� " ���������   .       ..,  M uslc 50 conts per lesson of one hour.  Pupils'allowed dally practice on piano frco  of charge. . . ���������  Lest? We Forget:  - SPORTSMEN 1 The shooting season being-  close at hand Harry W. Edwards begs ta  I thank his patrons for past favors, and also .  respectfully call tlm attention of the pub-  <- lie far and near to,his business advertisement.   ' .  HARRY EDWARDS  Taxidermist  Deer Heads,   Birds, Animals, Etc., preserved ;  and mounted.  THIHD STREET, EAST OF SCHOOLHOUSE.-  Jas. I. Woodrow  1BUTGHE3EI  Retail Dealer iri��������� _     s jf"     7  - Beef, Pork,. ,  Mutton, Ete.  Fish and Game in Season....  AH orders promptly filled.  23ffin?_JgK��������� EBYBiSSOHB, B.������.r  Crage & Mayne  .Revelstoke.  Agents   Phoenix, Western, British American. London & Liverpool, and  Globe Fire Insurance companies.  When you reach Ferguson, B.C.,  Stop nt the imi  Hotel Lardeau  , Lacghton, Proprietor.  Best ������2.00 a day house in the Lardeau. BeBt  of cuisine service.���������Finely equipped bar.���������  Choicest wines, liquors and cigars.���������Headquarters Ior miners and mining men.���������Well  lighted and heated rooms, neatly furnished  Hourly Street Car  Between Hotel and Station.  .[&������w������b$������]k<������, l.C.  The Famous Crow's Nest Coal  Leave your orders at ray office on McKenzie Ave.  ,i.  Hniivoror! f--om the rara.  ���������W*'_-M''JHH'**'W*'i''H''i''Mr'M^'l������W"  I Repairing I  i - Watches 1  That's our Specialty. We also carry a *  line of Watches, Silverware, Gold and ���������*���������  Silver Novelties; all kinds of Jewelry. 4>  B.M. ALLUM, I  r i o  The Leading  Watchmaker and Jeweler.  W E hereby notify tbe .smoking  public that the Cigar Makers' Union  have resolved to permit members of  the Union to work in our Factory,  and UNION CIGAR MAKERS are  now at work with us.   - i  y@gih������pG_j ���������-.��������� (So^&D0  ,     THOS. LEE. Proprietor.


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