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 -K-JL1"  50  ^^-^-cc^f  /W  -ISSTTIEID  TWIOB-A-WEEE: - WED1TESDATS   .A-HiTX)   S-A.TTT:R:D-A_Tr_  F\'  I  A  Vol. III.    No.   99.  REVELSTOKE, B. C. SATURDAY,  DECEMBER  16, 1899.  $2.00 a Year in Advance.  AN INDECISIVE BATTLE  Fought   by  Methuen   on   the  Modder River  $ ^*������j������j������.������j������.������i������.������.������^^  WITH  A BIG CASUALTY LIST  Gen. Wauchope and the Marquis of  Winchester Killed and 832 Officers and  Men .Killed, Wounded and Missing,���������  A Stock Exchange Canard of the Relief  !   of Ladysmith.���������-Loyalty of Cape Colony  [BrKCIAL TO THE HERALD].  Ottawa, Dee. 13���������It is rumored here  that the Canadian contingent were  ���������engaged in the flght at Modder River.  London, Dec. 13���������Frere Camp ��������� despatch says one of Brigades advanced  and now occupy a strong position near  Colenso.  Moddkr, River, Dec. 13���������General  Methuen shelled a strong Boer position  on Sunday night and endeavored to  rush it Monday morning but were repulsed with heavy loss, The British,  nowever, are entrenching themselves  near the Boer position and may retrieve the situation. The Guards,  cavalry, mounted innfantry and Highlanders engaged, the latter storming  the Boer position twice, it is believed  With heavy.loss, as the Boer rifle fire  ���������was very thick at this point. The  British artillery got the range of the  Boer entrenchments, und it is believed  they also suffered heavy loss. Gen.  Wauchope is among the British killed.  330 wounded have arrived at Orange  * river. -   .  London, Dec. 13���������The latest advices  from Gatacre show no anxiety is felt  for the remaining troops ".who have  withdrawn to a good position south of  Molento. The Boets'claim to have lost  but 4.killed" aud 9 wounded in the  fight with Gatacre. - They decline to  "furnish a,list of British killed or prisoners.  The reports are received of a cabinet  crisis at Capetown, and it is said that  the Governor has evidence involving  'loyalty of ministers.<  v J,oNboN, Dec. li���������At Magersfonteiti  the Highland brigade lost 10 ofliceis  killed, 38 wounded and 4 missing and  (150 non-commissioned officers aud  men.   Total loss of all arms S17.  On the Stock Exchange today at  two o'clock the Band Mines suddenly  jumped one pound 011 rumor that Gen.  Clery had entered Ludysmith and  that Gen. .Buller had 'captured three  thousand Boers.        , " . -'  London. Dec. 14���������3:33 p.m.���������A special  ���������' tdespatchlrom Pieterniaritzbur^Niitn'-,  ' ������ays that Geii. Buller and Gen. Cler>  have 'entered   Ladysmith    and  have  captured ten thousand Boers..-  Modder River, Dec' 12.���������The  terrible two day's fighting a few miles  nortli of tliis'point.iins ended'and the  Britit-.li are now occupying  a position  ���������. whicli^ is  being  rapidly   entrenched.  >i"<jenei*iil~ Methuen's' fontf-H'tiu-ted "the  ��������� battle, with '������������������irtilli>ry nt. 3" o'clock"on  Sunday afternoon, ihefight'coiitinued  .'until   dusk';-   then   the* Highlanders  moved up and just before, day break'on  ." Monday   .reached , the ��������� Boer,  he.-id-  ��������� -quarters   where   they 'encountered tl  terrible fire. _. The fighting raged foe  , 15 hours, when tlie British retired, for  .'rest,   being    unable  to  dislodge the  I'lieiny.    The   losses  were heavy on  both   sides.       The   British casualties  include-the Marquis of Winchester,  Major of the* Second .Battalion" Cold-  '-strvnin Guards,  who was killed, and  Col. Downhaui of the First Battalion  ���������of the Gordon Highlanders,  who was  wounded.     When  the    Higbliiinleis  ���������met the murderous point blank fire of  the Boei-s, about tvvo hundred were  .mown    down.     The. Black    Watch  "regiment on refouning mustered -140.  The terrific British artillery   fire pro-  .   voked   no. response except front!  the  Boer  rifles  until .four -o'clock  p.m.,  when the Gordon Highlanders formed  to renew the attack on the entrenched  kopje.     They    advanced    with    the  utmost  .     gallantry     to attack,  ���������close t to the' place where their  dead and wounded-comrades "of the'  Highland brigade lay. The 'enemy  opened a heavy shrapnel fire as tin*  British" advanced and it was found  --^iuipossible_to_take"the Boer position;  The British got witliin~200^Tiirds;-but?  no nearer. It was here that Colonel  Downham fell. The Boers had made  free recourse to barbed wire entanglements, which offered- great obstacles  even after the damage inflicted by the  British artillery fire on tbe wire.  . London, Dec. 14.���������The War office is  unable to confirm the story of' the  relief* of Ladysmith by Buller and  Clery. It is further stated that relief  at this early date is practically .impossible.  The Boer Commander reports to  Gen. Gatacre that they have 22 British  killed and 59 wounded, the latter are  prisoners.  A Lorenzo Marques special says thai  Winston Churchill,war correspondent,  has escaped from Pretoria, where he  has heen prisoner for the last few  week?.  The English newspapers predict that  the campaign in South Africa vvill last  -until June or July and are clamoring  * for reinforcements to bn sent out.  f A revised list of the British casualties at Jagersfonteiu place the number  ���������at.832. .  According to the Boev accounts  ���������one British shell . at Jagersfoutein  killed and wounded 70 Boers and two  ���������other shells bnrst'over two bodies of  Boein doing feaiful damage..  Private Chaplain' of tlie 'Canadian  contingent died of tousilitis at Belmont  ��������� 011 the 12th.  _ The War office announces that the  sixth division has linen mobilized and  that four,of tl.e battalions vvill embark  by Sunday. _ The mobilization ot" the  seventh division liiis*been approved.  London. Dec. 15.���������The War office  has received the following despatch  from Gen. Forqptier-Walker at .Capetown; Gen. French writes under dale  of Dec. 13th reporting a skirmish ut  four o'clock in the morning with 1..800  Boers who were marching southwuril.  _ The skrinishing continued all -the  ' uiorninp, the Boers fighting on a front  of 14 miles. The enemy retired vvith  n loss 61*40 killed and wounded; out-  losses were one killed and seven  wounded, including one oflicer and  two missing. Mellineii's check, following Gatacre's repulse, says the  Capetown correspondent of the Daily  News, has bad thu 'most depressing  elfeet. upon the loyalists, and it would  take but very little persuasion to make  them join the Boer.."  11 ���������  Christmas once again draws nigh and with it comeb the usual exchange of greetings and tokens of regard.    No doubt there  will be some among the male sex that j*ou wish to show 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.     /fa_  Gentlemen's Wear; New,- Bright, Clean, Wholesome Goods.    The price question is a factor that makes us prominent.  ,vjur Store is full of useful things for  Money  Spent  Here  Does  Its Work  (H)  Let TJs Suggest.  BEAUTIFUL NECKWEAR.  SILK NECK WRAPS  BOYS REEFERS'.  SILK SUSPDNDERS  FANCY VESTS,     '  Or the Capital Gift���������One of our Famous Suits of Overcoats..  SILK MUFFLERS  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS(  DRESSING GOWNS (  FINE GLOVES (  FUR CAPS {  Place  Your  Orders  in Our  Hands  Full Dress  Lengths  For Christmas' selections at very low  prices.  .  Any of these will make very acceptable as well as economical Christmas  presents. Come and see the materials  to properly realize how big onr offer is.  A full dress length of 6 yards, -Fancy  Colored Dress^Material, rou^h effect.  Black raised on grounds, blue myrtle,  brown, cardinal and seal, Actual  value $0.50, as a special Christmas  ' offering .' ; $5 00  Black French Fancy Dress Material,  Bilk Raised; effect .very rich in appearance and many uncommon styles  and patterns to select from. Six yds.  for....'. $4 00  Winter \  Underskirts  Another- lot, siuiie kind, as last 'has  reached us.'-We are proud of these  -Skirts; proud of the friends they have  -mnde for us.. Amongst the nevv ones  just arrived for the December selling  /are some pretty novelties in Black and  ^'Coloted uiercevised materials.   -  -       '  Holiday:   v :  Handkerchiefs  -.''!,;    -:'   '       ;'.-.'*���������'.*���������  Always   a  sensible .and** acceptable  - Christmas Gift." . - . * * ": , '*  HANDKERCHIEFS BY MAIL.",- *  The term " Mail Orders " must not be  mistaken to mean orders for goods  that may be sbipped-ns a'niail parcel.  We mean also goods .that, you vvill  want shipped by express ,or freight  ���������even a carload, but one special  ad-'.  '  vantage about Handkerchiefs is they  can be sent in a letter. * For men, half  ��������� a dozen for.'. ". 75c.  ' Irish Lawn Handkerchiefs for men  and women, all vvith neati and ^hems.  Men's are jtll with 1 inch hems, all  hemstitched and in half dozen lots.'  We guarantee the very best of satis-*  faction for women. Half a dozen"  for 50c.  Ladies'" real Lace Handkerchiefs, Maltese Luce Edges with Pure Silk Cen-  " tres.   Each $100, $125 and $150  Ladies'  Neckwear  "Ladies1 Colored Satin-Stocks witTi.neat.  Bow's,', Special : 50c* each  Lace Scarfs.* very stylish,, in pretty  designs.    Special " 75e  Forthe Boys  I say, Tom. whnt say you' to a good  Pocket Knife as a Christmas gift.  Hurrah! immense! Boys'. Pearl  Handle Pocket Knives with two  Blades.   Spetiaf *,..- 30c.  Boys' Good Strong Knives, one .blade,  Special. .-.- ,....*.. .10c.  Christmas  Slippers  ���������  Winter evenings comfort will be in  the thoughts of those vvho choose  Slippers here. They are for Grand-  maiuaor four-year-old and ull ages  between.       , , c  Children's Thick German Slippers.  Thick Felt Soles, fronts worked in  motto designs, nice, comfortable  House Slippers. Sizes .7, 8. 9. 10. at   i1 50c  Ladies' Fine Tan. Goatskin Slippers,  with vyhite fleece lining, soft turned  leather soles." The most comforiuhle  House Slipper made. Imported goods.  Sizes 3 to 7.   Price ,. .$2 25  Ladies'  Black  Felt   Honse   Slippers.'  with    Fur  Trimmines,    elastic   over-  instep, covered wilh Felt.    Very easv  ond warm.    Sizes 3 to 7.: $1 75  Dressing  Sacques  For Ladies comfort-giving garments  these chilly days, made of good quality  Eiderdown Flannel in pretty shades of  Pink. Blue and Red, npatly edged  with dnintv embroidery. " Special  value $2.25; Holiday price $1 75  Pretty  Silk Waists  'These ���������dutrift.y Silk Waists are much  appreciufcaiil as a Christmas Gift .by  -tasteful .ladies. Here's a splendid  .-furay of.fciagnificent beauty, exquisite  ���������t-olor,"tints smart, jaunty and digni-  'Hed, <ati& above all stylish, lined  thro������gh������ut and closely tucked. These ,.  rsilk waists vvill be the cynosure* of all  "eyes. 'HJuniorrow Special '... $0.00  Special  Fur "Values  _A. larger  and  better  assortment of!  'fine. .3?tti-s here than you'll find at, a  . ^regular Surstore and from 15 to 25'per  ��������� >cent. lower in price. ,  -.      1- -  *     *  Boys'    V\ >���������  Winter Suits  :" .Soys' ."Brown, Tweed  Suits,    special  . .make, if rom.'......_. * ,...1.50  ��������� T^oyi'&Javy'Blue Sailor Suits, strongly  nnade, t_rom, ....... I .,���������" ...,.$2.2o  T3oys' Three-Piece Navy Suits,'," well  sewn and uiade.' from ?. '.-$4 50  Read These  Special Prices  Ladies' Nevv Greenland Seal Capes,  verv high collar, cut full, swpep lined,  , Seal  Brown   Sateen.       Regular   $30;  . .Special $22 00.  . Ladies' very  Handsome Electric Seal  " Caperines trimmed best Seal Brown  Satin, High Storm Collar,   a perfect  .'garment.    Usual price-$25; Special..   ....:..:. $19 50  Specials in  Holiday  Groceries '  New Table Raisins���������20c.  iFined Pudding Raisins���������10c,  Seeded Raisins, 1 lb., per lb���������12Je. -  .' Best Cleaned Currants���������10c.   .  New Orange. Lemon Peel~20c.  .  New Citron Peel���������25c. ' ,  " Sugar Cured Hams���������16c.  ' - Readv-Made Icings 124c  * -New" Table Figs���������20c.  . .Finest Corn Starch���������10c. .      '. '.  ' Prepared Jellies���������12JC.  ,  Mineemeat--124c "     "    .-.'--'  '   Granulated Sugar���������6Jc.    *    *  ' Pate'-de-fois-gras-^Oc, .,    c-     s;  ; 'Royau a'-la Bordelaise���������25c. '   _   . ' -���������  '���������Queen-Olives���������40c,    '. .._'    .   '^     -; ".  Jackets, Capes  and Costumes  10 to 50 Per Cent. Off.  Saturday is always a busy day in the  Jacket and Cape Salon. Tomorrow's  values vvill interest you because of  their excellence, and variety; values  that have hitherto been unheard of at  this season of the year. Remember  ladies that this sale saves you exactly   10c. to SOc. on,everv dollar.  Boys' Reefers  Boys' Winter Reefers, Nap Cloth,  Specially well finished; from $2 00  Toilet Sets  Five China Toilet Sets, in Hue, heliotrope, or pink decorations, beautifullv  gold>trippled $9 00  Enameled 10 pieces large Ewer and  basir. in blue, brown and pink ...$3 50  Gloves for  Christmas Gifts  A grateful and hearty hand shake  from the lecipient if you give these  Christinas Gloves. >-   *  Litdies' first choice real Mocn Buck  Gloves picque sewn,   gusset   fimjer.v,  lined, 04 to 7)..   Per pair '.. .$2 (X)  Gent's Wool Lined Kid Gloves, are  Dome faslners, in tan and brow 11. $1.25  Jaunty Hats  The proper thing to wear with Tailor-  Made Suits. Wp offer you yonr choice  among Rough Riders and Golf Hats,  that were marked from $1 50 to $2 fid.  Christmas only $1 50  These  Reudy-to-Wear   in   the   most  ^ becoming of this season's styles.;  1 Ladies' Dress Shape Turbans and uri-  trimnied Walking Hats, fine fur and  wool felt; brown, fawn, green, cardinal. Regular $2.00 and $2.25 qualities.   $1.50  Bourne Bros/ Great Departmental Store.  Tliis Store vvill close at 9 p.m. until alter uhristmns.  Fine China  Something In China  China  is  the  craze  this   Christmas  again.   We can supply  it no matter-  what is your choice, and our expert  packer will make it reach you safely.  . ��������� Mother Would Be Delighted.  French Limoges,  China Tea Service,  44 "pieces, in Barfleui- shape,  with a  pretty  decoration   of.  wild   flowers,  burnished gold handles $9 50  The Whole Family  Might Join in This One.  Fine Wedgewood China Dinner Set.  101  pieces,   including soup tureen, 3  meat dishes,  large berry bowl, sauce -  tureen, etc., beautifully ^decorated,  as  only French artists'can-do;   full gold  edges  and    gold    stippled    handles.  Set.."...: $24 50  For Five O'Clock^Tea.  China Tete-a-Tete Sets of Teapot,'  ��������� Sugar and Cream Pitcher,  * One-third  dozen Cups and Saucers, beautifully  . decorated, from $3 EW  "Fancy Cups and Saucers.  . In Dresden, Limoges and Haviland  China; always in ,big demand during  the Holiday Season. Our stock never  pleased us so well as now. ' Shoppers -.  will Hnd _ many dainty gifts among  them.'..."..;. ......* ..: '.25c. 50c. 75c. *  ;���������"    ** _ Shaving Mugs.  Fine China,   floral " decorations, * bur-  - nished gold ...*.....50c, 60c. 75c  U'fUU Lancips .for ,1Jhe ^Parlor..;V -^"^^  The handsome-decorated lanipsrif. tlie'7  season are a whole"pnrlor^'decoration*'  in themselves. We.;h'ave a -.heautifill-;  collection vvith '.hand-painted *. floral"'  designs on globe - and- font;' central .  draught burner, entirely nevv in style'.*-  Special price, tvvo sizes:... .$2 75 $5\o0  '; -'     " A' Wine Set.^: '"-, -''. <- - '  Fine Flint Cut Glass Decanter, clear  crystal cut. bowl, stem and'stopper,  and six wine glasses.. Set: :$4 00  '."'-/  -   Milk or Porridge Sets. '  .    >' .  A, nice i present for the little -ones;  three pieces, pitcher, bowl and plate���������   ...;....-.:..$l 50  Onr collection of imported - China land  Glassware contains some- "of lbe"  prettiest gift things vve have, in stoek,  and so inexpensive, too, for such'fine  wares,     ',      -       ' ,." ��������� ���������;, _-.'.   -  Syrup pitchers���������75c,   "-���������'���������'  ���������_  Mustard pots���������25c. 35e. 50c\/  Chocolate Pots���������75c.  Chocolate Cupsand Saucers,  half  dozen��������� $1.50.  After Dinner Cups and Saucers, A doz.  -$1,50.    ��������� V  Salmi Bowls���������75c."'.-'...     ���������  -x  Bread and Butter Plates, dozen $2.   ���������  - Dessert Plates���������$3.00.'    . ;.  .  Fancy Plates up to $5.00 per doz.  Fruit Sets.  Moustache Cups and Brushes���������75e.  ^=_:ice-Cream .Sets . $2.00  -   *  Out Glass Tumblersrrper-dozr���������S3_-=-i  Chrismas  Clothing  and Furnishings  There's enough of the Christnms. idea  in these articles' to prevent iinycine.  from thinking that you aie provi'ding  home vvith the necessaries of life, and  yet they're for warmth and wear.  Silk Mufflers," the latest colorings and  design!*, brocade, stripes.  Silver Grey  1 hecks mid plaids 75c. and $100  Stylish Neckwear, special designs,  the new Purple in all shapes, pu'tTs  four in-hand. Imperials, etc., at....50e  Silk Handkerchiefs, extra value at  35i*.. better qualities worth $1.25 and  $1.50. at 50c. to$l 00  Braces, fancy and plain, at 25c. 50c.  nnd 75c.     ,    cj .  Men's Fancy Tattersal Vests, double  breasted, with Collai. green with led  nnd light blue spots, trimmings of  tlrst-clas.i material and well furnished.  All sizes -. $4.50  1  Misses'  Gauntlet Mitts  for Christma_5  Misses' Imitation Grey Lamb Gauntlet Mitts, per pair : .".75c '  Our  Popular Skates  More Skates heie to choose from Ihan  in anv two stores in the City.        Read  this list of prices, then come here and  inspect the goods.  GOOD STRONG SKATES 75c to $1.50  GOOD HOCKEY SKATES 75c to $1.50  TRIED TO FORCE TUGELA  Battle   Repulsed  With   Heavy-  Loss in Men.  11 field guns abandoned  The Battle Was  Fought Yesterday   The Artillery Attempted to  Get  Too  Close and Fell Into a Boer Ambuscade.  ���������Gallant Attempts to Rescue the Guns  ���������The Connaught Rangers  and  Eas (  Surrey Regiment Suffered Heavily.  'SPECIAL DESPATCH TO THE HERALD.]  London. Dec. 16, (12:47 a. ni.)���������The  War oflice received the following despatch from Gen. Buller. who met with  a serious reverse while attempting to  cross lhe Tugela liver: '��������� Chieveley  Camp. Dec, 15, 6:20 p. in.���������Regret to  report serious reverse. I moved in full  strength from camp near here at four  o'clock this morning. Theie weie two  fordable places in the river and it was  the intention to force a passage  through one. The intention was to  force one or the other with one brigade  supported by a central brigade. . Gen.  H-n-t to attack left. Gen. Hildyaid  right and Gen. Lyttlelon the centie  and to support either. It was soon  discovered that. Gen. Hart would not  be able to force a passage and directed  liini to withdraw. He had. however,  attacked with great gallantry. All .  throughout the day st considerable  force of the enemy was pressing on  the right Hank, but vvas kept back by  the mounted men. The day - was  intensely hot and trying to the troops,  whose conduct was excellent. -I have  abandoned ten guns and lost one by  shell fire. . I fear the losses'in Gen.  Hart's brigade were heavy, although  the proportion of severely wounded is  I hope not large. The 14th and 66th  field ' batteries 'also - suffered severe-  losses.   I have retired to camp here.  FURTHER PARTICULARS   '   .  Gen. Hart's  leading   battalion, ��������� the'  Connaught rangeis,   I  fear,   suffered  greiitly.and Col. Brooke was seriously  wounded.   I then ordered Gen. Hild-  vard to advance, which he did and bis  leading regiment, the East Surrey, occupied Golenso station and the houses  near the bridge.   At that moment I  heard that the whole of the artillery  I had sent to support' the attack, < the  14th  and  00th field  batteries  and _6  naval twelve  pounder   quick-firers,  under Col Long, had advanced close to  the river, in   Col.' Long's desire to. he  within effective range.   It prove'd  to*--  be full of the enemy., who  suddenly    _  opened a 'galling fire at  close  range-"  killing all the horses and the gunners .  were compelled to stand to their guns.;"  Some wagon teams got shelter for the ",  troops' and" desperate ' efforts _. were" *  made to bring the field guns'out of file  Hovveveivthe file was- too' severe ..and.,  only-two were -saved by   Capt. Si ho-._,  field and some drivers, whose names It  1 will furnish. "Another gallant attempt'  with' three- teanis-Uwns. >i������wl������*>\Ty ^.an,^.  oflicer', whose* name I will obtain. ~,Of ' ���������>  18 horses 13, were .-.killed  and  seveialy,-"  drivers vvere, wounded.    I vv ould not  .illovv another attempt, as it seemed-j  sheer work of sacrificing life to gallant*  men"to attempt to  forte tbe p.iss.ige,  unsupported'by artilleiy.  II direc ted  the troops to/withdraw.' vv hich   they  did in good "order:������������������   Throughout the  day aconsiderable forte of the enemy  was pressing on my   light   flank   but  was kept bnck'by   the   mounted   men.  under Lonl, Dundonald  and  p.ut  of  -  Gen. Bin-ton's brigade.       - ������  - Loxdon.   Dec   16.���������Gen.    Cronje's  official repoit toPretoii.i acknowledges  that he-lost ronsideiably at  Modder;^  river.-  He snys the Scandinavian  ton---1  tingent' stoi med   a   difiicult position  and-suffered  heavy  loss   fiom    the -  British fire.     Tbe loss is not definitely'^  known, but it is  modestly plated at*  100 killed and wounded.  A- special despatch from Modder  river "says that the fight between  Methuen and the Boers was lesutned  yesterday.        - **  ' A Pi etbria despatch says that it is  officially  announced  that the    Boeis'  attacked' Mafeking   on the night of-  December 10th and.after seveie fighting were repulsed. -  A Kimberley despatch of the 10th  states tbat the Boers attatked_Kiuu-  maii and "were" repulsed. * The Kimberley forces had a skumisb with the'  -Boers-on^the.=J0th._.Tlie Butish hid*,  one killed and seven wounded.  '"������������t "������"���������**?., ,."-i������i  ���������' ' ^   "._..���������*"-������  -���������a*-" *rl  9m  .  ���������   '     Pay!   Pay!!   Pay!11  A. meeting   of   the  committee   up*  pointed by the rifle company to make  arrangement  for  a   Patriotic -Fund  Concert    wns   held   on    Wednesday'  evening.   It vvas decided to hold the*  concert on January 9lh, 1900, and the  programme was left in lhe hands of 11'  committee   consisting   of   Pie.   J, G,  Allan, Serg. K. D. Johnson, Ptes. G.  Skene    and    E. ..MiGovvan.     Seven  special military numbers, including a<*  camp scene, bayonet exei cUe, niililai y  maze, musical drill and *-ome l.ihleiiuic..  vvill be gut np by the members of tbe~  company and.tlie b.vl.uue of the pio-'  gramme   will'be  furnished  by  oilier-  friends of the cause.    After the  woik  of the committee was over their hosts!*  the  tenants    of    BithMois'  Hall ou  C-onniiught   avenue,    entertained  the  members  and  a  pleasant   time wu*  spent.  '������*������  Ontario Bye-Elections.  The result- of Tuesday's bye elertions-  in  Sooth Ontario   and  So'nth  Brant,   1  arp as follows:    Hon. Jas. Diydenandt  T. TL Preston hy 332 and 430 majorities _  respectively ncn tvvo  Consi'iv.-i lives in"  East nnd West Elgin. J.G. McDiarmid "j  by 21 (a Conservative gain) and 0. A.  Brower by 58. *"  L. O. L.* No. 1658  . "���������  The following officers were elected,^  at a meeting of the above association  last ev-pning forthe ensuing year: VV.  M.. T. Steed; "D. M., A. Johnson; -  Chaplain.T.Menzies; R#c-. Sec. J. Ker-  migban; Fin.-Sec. J. Savage; D. of C.������  D- Alton; Lecturer, R. C. Pollock%.  Com.. Bros. Lawrence and Kettleson. ���������  ������<������������^*wC'������<r.*#eg'e������r.cr*^^  ���������There is a beautiful selection oC  trains und all sorts of mechanical toya-  ���������just what  the  Ivoys  want���������at tiie.  I Canada Drug and Book Co.    l(B-2iw  <*���������  r-^P -5*  .**?'  *l������m^  *   -1 _B  m  Revelstoke   Herald  ruiiiuiicii in iiiu-ifii- of  Revelstoke.  l_.iirile.iu. Hi),' llenil, '1'iont  l_il;e  Illleillcvrnei. Allien Cuijon, Juriniii  Pils-. r.i.(l KatiU* rr.sf lll'ti-iets.  A. JOHNSOt        - -       Proprietor  A Seinl-" ceklv Jouiii.il, i.i.l.lii-ieil i������ the  imriii ol Revel������r"ke nml lhu .iinxumliiiif  itiiTi-t, VV .4:ie������ilays ami Sniman}., nuking  ������_,c___t���������ouu'.'ciiouj willi .illIrnins..  Ailvm.ii.iiii; Kates : Uispl.iy m.s, .?1 :>> l>er  ���������olumn iucli,sH.co Per lni-ii v.Iie.i uiwrioil on  mie img������. Lee_l ails, li'v l>er tnoni.-iriel). line  i.r rirsi iiisortion; 5e tor eaeli ndiliiiun .il .liiuur  l!ua. lveadiiiK nuiicei, lliu per line i.ieli issue.  i,inh,lluiTi:iKeanil Death notices, nee..  SuUcriiilioil Kates: lly m.ul >"* cirricr. S-.tW  pw annum; ������1._|������ for six nionlli-, sii'KUy m i"i-  oui-'jol. Department: Tin: iri.n.M.n Job  Jlap-rtincni is oi'e of tiie lien viiuil.lii.il liitnliii".'  ollieea in vv._t Koolenay, .mil i* preiuml lo  creente all kind" of in-iiiiui".- 111 nw-i-lnso "J lu  none*1, iirlce... Une priee i������ ml. No Jo" *""  ar e-none too small-tor us. ..l.iil oi.l.: s  promptlv .-iitemicd to.   Give us u trial on joui  "o "..respondent*-;    Wt Invite  eovie.-l.cmil-  going the way that Mackenzie went  in 187S. The Liberals of Manitoba  have been defeated in tlieir railway  policy, it policy that was largely directed from Ottawa, that made railway corporations masters ol 'the peo  pie and must hnve ended in tlio administration being their servants as  well. Not only is Greenway defeated,  but iSifton is picked fov speed/ ami  early political disappearance, butou  vvas the originator of .. the notorious  Yukon railway   scheme, and the poo-  he said about the ribald Paris papers'  abuse of the Queen, lt may not bo  diplomatic to flare up at a foreigner's insult to an aged sovereign, but  it is very English.  pio of Manitoba have' declared agaiii-t  his railway policy at Oltawa, and  Greenvvay's railway policy at Win-  peg Macdonald had the courage to  oppose Ihese'policies and declare him-  csl������ in favor of national railways, lhe  Winnipeg Tribune can congratulate  itself over the failure of Sifton's efforts to destroy its usefulness.  It was General Custer vvho said,  some thirty years ago, that warfare  iu a mountainous country was almost  impossible without the aid of mules  ln view of the things that resulted  from a mule stampede near Ladysiuith  tho British war oflice will probably  rituk" Custer as au American humorist   ol!   malicious   disposition.  uoceaurllv for publication.  Address all eonimiiiileations  REVELSTOKE   HERALD  NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.  1. All correspondence mn������i lie legibly written  ou one side of ihe paper only..       ,������������������_������������������,,  .......  2. Correswnilenee   i-ouiaiiiiu.    ncisoii.ii  nui-  ter must be siifiivil witli llie pioper name ot llie  "s"Correspondence with reference io any-  ���������liini* that lia*i i:|.i,e..red in another paper n.ii-.l  f.rVi be otlere.l .'���������. niiblli-itl ��������������� !������ 1I1.U-l-iiiw  b*ioreit can n:-,-".'.r In 'I'm: lli:i'..vi.i'.  I.t 1 111*. LC* 1 I (flu    ,-;__.,!_ Cu. .  appears without uu iu-liclo oii_ '-i".  t-ouhlo in South Africa. One oi the  fairest and most interesting wo un ���������  seen is iu the last issue of the AU.i.--  UThe article docs not take any side  New Denver Ledge: The soldiers  aro working long shifts * iu Africa.  They.'- recently ran into a largo shoot  oi Boers at Modder river aud put  them all over the dump, lt is expected that just as soon as they get  their machines in posilion and a  full-force-'of-men in action tliat not  even a piece of Boer float will he  left around the diggings, and the  Union Jack will flap -rrrlh lhe hreeze  unmolested and untorn hy the bullets  of the enemy.  iu the controversy.  It is a history, in  PRESS CD.-.liYiENT OH THE MANITOBA  SNOW SLIDE.  ^Winnipeg Tribune  ' The reverse of the Greenway government is striking indeed in thc  light lot its strength _in_the_recent  legislature"and' the circunistauces_ attending' the present'eleetion. In the  preparation for the contest, in the  ' selection ot its dates and in the caVry-  ing .out of the campaign, it occupied the advantageous position of a  party in power, and full use was no  -doubt made of the tactical opportunities thus afforded. It had the support  also of the Dominion government,  and the strenuous .efforts of the minister of the interior, whose political  fortune was at stake. It had a  majority of six to one in the legislature just .dissolved. , obtained only  three or four years ago. lt is a  government which very recently hail  a ivery great hold on the affections  and confidence of the people. Yet it  has sustained a  crushing reverse.  The opposition*.were no doubt fortunate in having a' leader of the  personal popularity of Mr. Hugh John  Macdonald, 'hut Mr. Greenway also  had a great personal hold on the  electorate of the province, especially  in the rural constituencies. Effective  organization had secured reasonably  fair lists and the lists were at least  as [fair to the government as to thc  opposition, and of the many excellent candidates nominated neither  party can .claim *a .preponderance.  The cause of the result is to be found  mainly in the strong dissatisfaction  " of the people with the present railway policy of tho .local and Dominion governments. It is the course  followed by the provincial government an connexion vvith railway  construction during the last year or  two", into which it was led by the  'minister | of the interior, which has  lost it the confidence of the people of  Manitoba. Had Mr. Greenway followed such a course as vvas,called for  by the people and advocated by the  Tribune, his government would todav he'stronger than ever, and he  would have the wholo province- at  his hack.  ^^^���������-^mannt^lSh'o���������  . PaSonUe^Unt and every.tie  nAlics. chapters doscivs to be^  wilh care. lll������ ?","'' dearly both  Ireland, ^"S3 ������ooP-XlrUi8U autagon-  Ul������ "-mil the crrora and wrongs ot  isms i!W ������ e'' tlepiorablo conflict.  uolh parties to the iiL} .   i������ Uicy  English missionaries   ocp^*>       ^  did not create lio ������n" Ued 0n  trusts that have, so lon������ Pio 1$11  Uie native ques.Uon.y    As eo^  an L.  M-   .s- ������"lT������U.,ml    against   the  wrath of P'��������������� >������������f *r a?eail������ul at-  Ses'n^nsl the  blacks.      Innn.ry  Incnur;  c _���������  how-  Enquiry has beer made sometimes  is to what has become of Sir Richard  Cartwright, Ontario's "big policeman,'". "In the Laurier government,  postmasters appear to have struck  a clue. There are being sent deadhead: through the mails large numbers of pamphlets entitled "Political  Pointers No. 1," the same being intended to show electors why they  should vote for the pledge-breaking,  issue-dodging, double-policied Laurier  government.'-The authority for carrying these without postage being paid  is indicated in the corner, whero appears the frauk "R..T.C., M.T.C." This  is presumed to stand for Sir Richard  John Cartwright, minister c������ trade  and commerce. Sir Richard is silling up nights mailing Liberal literature.  Toronto  Telegram  says the people still live: Manitobi  settled the already dead''school question when the French Canadian constituencies in the province voted  against Hugh John Macdonald, who  tried to deliver them with a remedial bill, and in favor of their present oppressor," the Greenway government.  ,.. Manitoba has also settled the ,Sif-  ton-Sutherland theory that politics is  a matter of adjustment between corporations and subsidy-hunters and  that the government which has theso  influences on its side have nothing  to fear from the power of the federal  and .provincial administration.  It matters little if the final returns give the Greenway government  a shadow of its former great major  ity. The people have created a  powerful opposition in the house  where no opposition existed, and  nothing can save the Liberals, unlei.3  . fYia opposition should imitate. . tlie ''igy^i -T\ioni.-g- p__.. loynl  SS'lrS^n'tTl 5T.    b������c������    by  Uonal prejudice and some of them  e'.en at that date prepared to moy.  northward. Some years passed a d  the blow of emancipation feU heav lj  on rane Colony. Mr. Ireland de-  noitneePs lho nioration of 40,000 slaves,  worth ?15,000.000, while the owners  wero awarded a good deal less than  l-alf that sum. Mr. Theal, the historian holds that the abolition policy  had 'little lo do with the first scission, but tho records of thc lima are  {���������gainst that conclusion. There wore,  it is true, other causes of discontent���������such as the pro-negro policy of  Li rd Gleucig after tho Kaffir war of  It3-1-35. and, at any rate, thc more  independent Boers found the situation  intolerable ar.d a body of 8,000 determined lo leavo. the colony.. The -life  lived by tho seceders until 1S52-5..  when, after much vacillation, the  British government recognized the independence of the Boor .communities,  is passed over. In 1S57 the Orange  Kiver Free State was raided by a  body of Transvaalers, led by a young  follow, named S. J. P. Kruger, hut tho  l-'rcc State burghers wero not unprepared nnd rejected Mr. Paul Kruger's  proposal of a league. They conceded  to the Transvaalers, however, tho  same rights and privileges that they  grantod to citizens of thc Cape, and  N.ital colonies.  The course of events during the ne^ct  20" years may be conjectured from  lhe conditions prevailing in the Transvaal at the close ot -iat period. ** Mr.  Ireland points out that "at the time  of the annexation of thc Transvaal m  J877 tho majority ot thc Boers were  anxious to be taken under Briti<-h  nilo." ' There was only a small baud  of Boers who had only wished to put  Kittgei- in tlie place of Burghers, and.  who. having seen the latter dethroned  hv the annexation, began' -to agitat.  under Kruger's lead-for re-troccssion.  "Nothing,-' says Mr. Ireland, would  have ccmo of this movement, had it  r.ot been for* the incredible folly of  tho British government.'' It is needless to renew by recalling the, pain cf  that calamitous period. Mr. Ireland  does not absolve the Conservative?  (how could he. indeed?), from blame,  but he clears their policy from "that  depth of baseness which marked the.  actions of the Gladstone administrations in 1SS1." By a persistent, infatuation that recalls a heathen proverb the way was smoothed for Kruger's triumph and then, nil pledges  wero disregarded, and loyal Britons,  3oex.*_!__ allk(_;_  rail!  mm  mm  ii  crown, upon tho reports mado from  time to time by thc inspectors, fc'uch  honors, bestowed only in op.ser, of  great desert, youlil excite as noble an  ambition as that which m-_cd the  ancient Greek lo strive for tho golden crown, and tho presentation from  time to time wnuld afford rare opportunities���������now loo rare���������in which  the public mind would be direi'lcd to  the work of tho teacher.  There should certainly he no lowering of the standard of scholarship  nnd culture, and wo want our schools  conducted not merely by competent  educationalists but by men ar.d women born lo the work of moulding  and guiding thc young. My belief is  that lhc_-e coniiitiotis would bring  forth in due lure the desired result.  And now fnr tho practical plan ot  doing this. "Wo are constantly assured that thc Dominion possesses illimitable resources���������an incxhaustib'o  public domain of which each province  has a due share. Lot each province,  then, set aside a liberal hlock of Us  lands or natural assets for thc purpose of establishing a school fund to  be used exclusively for the payment  of salaries and superannuation allowances. Let each provincial government assume the duty of paying Uie  teachers, taking that mailer altogether out cf the hands of lhc local  boards, who would, how-vtr retain  thc power of appointment or dismissal. This vvouid at onee abolish  evil ot over-economy practiced by  school boards In genoral i~nd we  vould be distressed by no morn "Ulv.-"-  llsoi-icnfs of "Tnti-hcr Wanted���������Sal-  pvv .175 per vear." The school rcv-  e:Vuo raised bv local I," "-ation would  bo applied exclusively to the en.ui.i-  Tnent.ard maintenance of the school  buildings and property.  Can a sufficient annual revenue he  obtained bv each province in U-ie.  wav to ntv all \ l.he teachers within  its'hounds and to pay them well?  That is reailv the'only practical question involved.  If it can it should he1 done. Stirc-  lv a portion of our 'i'llimitable resources" could, not be moro usefully  invested than in the production of  aoo'd citizens through thc agency of  the school, room? ������������������.-���������  >.T.  W.   BENGOUGH.  ���������I'M-  J_eutl  .Miicu.  Capital  Authorized,  Capita!  Paid  Up,  Rest,  1     11     _ ll      _.. -V_>     ' ������  . J   r*. I  ���������A t'!��������� ������X,v i,;},,���������_���������.  Toj'onto.  - 52,500,000.00  $2,311,03/1.00  SI, S02,172.00  SZ  :V*-  Sfc  ������'lr. Sengough's Views on Remuneration  of School Teachers.  DiniiCTORS:  H.   S.   Howland,   President  T.R.Mcn*itt.Vicc-Pres,   St.   Catherines  "William Ramsay,  Robert Jaltray  Hugh   Ryan,   T   Sutherland,   Slayuei-  Elias  Rodgors  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,  Ltatowel, Niagara Falls, Porl  Colborne, Ral Portage, Sault Ste.  Marie, St. Catherines, St.Thomas,  Toronto, Welland, Woodstock,  Hamilton. , ,  Quebec:  Montreal.*-  Saviugs 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,  Untied 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   Bay  Co's   Posts   in  the Yukon and Northern districts.  A. st.. B. HEAKN.  Manaeor Ti. vnMolcp 'Branch.  mr(Wmmmmmmmrmmmimm,mwwm^.  ���������eft  TI*  "OLSONS Bj  iNCOIH'OKATEIJ   IIY ACT Oie  1J,\ llll UIBST, 1855.  -rp  -__.tXh__<V  HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL  ~&  =J3  iSZ ���������       PAID UP CAPITAL      -   .     - - -      1*12,000,000  <W HJKT FUND - $1,500,000  ty~��������� OiliKOI OU.-.:   Wu, Jlnf-ON AUcriivi. _i.N, l"re_dent;   R.   II. Eivnwi, Vice President- ^T1*  ������������'. W. ill. I~AM.AV, bAMUl I.   IClM-l-V , Ul*..ltV All'.lllll.-I.l',  ,1. I*. OLI.UIIOIlN ' ���������5������  I*- II. jlAllM.l.Ml .MolXIN. ' ^3  ">~      - 1". WoiviTHiux Tuo.'i.ib, Geneial ManaBcr. ^*w  A irt'iior.il ii.inkitig business I nuisiicted.,    Inl crest allowed nt current ~0Z  i'"' J. U. MOLSON,    ' H,!  Manaoiiii, Hr.vi.i.sroKi:, B.C. '^3  r_-  i^77. r  MMtiiimimimtiiihimmMmmmuimm^  ���������WirifKGW?.LLIM   & SCOTT,  I  ti  >  I  i  Sibhal  REAL ESTATE  MINING  AND  INSURANCE  AGENT  McKenzis  rTi  ii-Vdi  in the training ot* their iuteUectg./  ideal   to   be  aimed   at    is  to"^a.ve  The first condition or.-government  is thc cultivation of good citizenship,  and for ihe fulfilment of this supremely important function the principal medium is the school, and .the  prime mover the school teacher. Tho  noine and the church have an important share in tho work, but they  are really secondary to ihe school.  The school teacher is accordingly  more nearly related to ihe well being  of the sLate than either lhe parent or  the minister; and a country which,  realizes the importance of having  gocd citizens, that ls to say, one  which has ah intelligent regard for  us own interests ought to be willing to make any reasonable sacriiice  to secure goodi schools and good  teachers. ���������  Novv in my view a good teacher  is more than a competent scholar  well versed in pedagogic methods.  From thc standpoint of the state the  moral influence he exerts iu forming  tho characters of the pupils is even  of more  importance than all he does  ..The  :tve   a  Dr. Aruoid or a Drumtociity "Dom-  sie" in every school, even from ��������� the  humblest country section to the  greatest collegiate institute. As a  Canadian who appreciates the work-  of the-teaching profession 1"would  like to sec the ideal approached if  nut ultimately realized iu all the  provinces of  the Dominion. '  And why should it nol be? What  is there impracticable or impossible  about it? The only real question'  seems to me lo be this: Can we  have a suflicient supply of such heaven-inspired teachers ? Is the materia! available to mako it possible  to have iu overy teacher a man  orvvoman whose whole zeal is in the  work of training the young, who is  not merely competent to perform the  scholastic work of the position, but  who is moved by a love and zeal  which impels him or her to choose  school teaching as  a life work?  I believe it is. Not a fevv such are  already in our schools; others would  he glad to respond to the call they  feel it thev- could only afford to do  ������0. Here is thedifliculty. The teaen-  ing profession is at present too poorly, paid; it does not rank fairly in  point of remuneration with other intellectual callings. Hence many a  -womair-w-ixu is" a, potentiate.ra~onj"~~nTr"  of'. assistant jackal to the corpora-1 Then rame the final stage, every step  tions which control the government. iof .vijje*,,. -was complicated by the re-  It is to be hoped-that Hon.Hugh John [suit's C������ that betrayal and all that it  Macdonald, M.P.P.. , will make no jrmpiiC(j as to a B'ritish ��������� statesman's  such mistakes. He has just seen ih-> j-eFpect for his pledged word. The  Greenway government go down 5n-discovery of tho Transvaal's mineral  ruins and cannot share the Globe', i-y^j^ "its development by the Uit-  uncertainty and doubt as to the caus0;i5miers. the claims of the latter for  of its overthrow. The Greenway'^ir treatment, thc Jameson fiasco,  government, -was done to death by ;ij.c gr0wing dissatisfaction, the Mil-  the  railway deals and  newspaper en- i;ler-Kruger conference and the ultlmn-  terprises,   -which   will    illustrate   th_-t, m in following   up these slages of  rise and progress of Hon. Mr.-1 Sifton. |tlle dispute. Mr. Ireland makes it  The underlying theory of Mr.Slfton's !n.ore anri more evident that while the  policy has been that the people am- ��������� p0i=itioia* ot, the - Uitianders was the  ount to nothing. His acts have in- jlosrjCa.i consequence of Great Britain'-*  spired attempts to bludgeon down 'bifminess, temporizing and surrendpr  Liberals like R. L. Sutherland and ;cr her people's rights, that of Pr.si-  enish Journals like the Winnipeg Tn- (jent Kruger was legally and consti-  bune. The Globe has done a gr.~>t :u:t.ional!y untenable. He maintains  deal to -further this evil work ff .ti!llt Ergland's piefe 1 encc is justified  brutalizing politics, by recognizinc-^. tll0 F'tr.aily witholdlng (in the parr  the receivers of subsidif-s as the only'n> tj10 Boers* ot the rights of the making makers in public affairs. Mani-.J(;rj.y. 1)y tiieir ,]enial to tlie taxpayers of a voice in the government;  t.i'tho citizens of due protection; to  the courts of independence; _to native  and stranger of justice; to Great Brit-  a:n the supremacy in British South  Africa, that is hereby right anrl re-i-  f,on, and of which there was no que_-  toba has shown  that the people stli  live,   and   the   Liberal     leaders   who  have been presiding over the banquet  tables for promoter? and corporal!.-" -.s  and  subsidy  hunters  ran   see   in   the  Teturns the handwriting on  the wall.  which   stigcests     thai   a   government  roar   satisfy   every   powerful   nriv3to.t;o^ tij] suzerainty was made a point  interest and still fail to satisfy the  people. The Manitoba opposition i.-  not an ideal organization. There are  Conservative? who will try and for-y-  Huzh John Macdonald into the position of subservieney to private interests to which Thora-r, Greenw _y  was doomed bv th" policy of Hon  Clifford * Sifton. Timo will tell  -whether Mr. MaedonMd ' i. stroit  enovgh to curb the worst element*,  in his own following, but he -honl.l  ���������make the attempt assured by the results of the polling yesterday that the  ���������people retain the power to crush  him as they crushed  Greenway.  for quibblers. But now the appe_!  has been mnde to the sword, and  whatever be tho issue of the conflict,  tbe inhabitants of tho Transvaal without distinction must, Mr. Ireland  holds, in accordance with Croat Britain's understanding in 1881 and 18MI,  ne granted the rights of self government.  Queensland's labor ministry has  had a life of less than a month. It  did not lost long onough Ho show  what it couldn't do.  The Toronto World  ���������eays:   ;   Hugh   John     ?.Iacdonnld     is  king and Greenway has come  to tlio liicial to put him aside, when he thinks  end  of   his  political   reign.    The   i*"-:ll(, jia3 something to do   in    the way  Mr. Hay, the new United States  consul at Pretoria Is a footballer. It  will take a stout stomached 'Boer of  ult  is   significant  and   far-reaching. o������ jjjs duty,  he Conservatives will  It means that the  take lieart the Dominion over, and  that the Reformers will have to rc-  Tise their programme, and that there  jrtll  be  good   prospecte  Some  papers  in   Canada  and   elsewhere,  are going  rather far  in  con-  of   Laurier  demning  Mr.   Chamberlain  for   what  Domsie'' is kept out altogether/while  the places that need them are filled  by those who are conscious of no  "call'- but simply use a teaching certificate as a convenient stepping stone  to medicine, tbe law, the ministry, or  in the caise of young women���������to  matrimony. This is the long standing and oft discussed grievance���������It is  the real and permanent school question.  I have a practical suggestion to  make for the solution of it. My proposal is, in short.to make the profession in all respects po.slbie ..nil .].--  sirable for evory truly gifted teacher  and- then to remorselessly weed ou*  all who fall short of the standard.  Kow i? this to he done? Tt "Oeiny  to me to 1. _ a plain matter of practical  statesmanship.  Kir.=t of all the teaching profession  should he endowed in such a way  that in no case would the sa).irvf.iil  bo low a fair figure, while as th-' rewards of special efficiency handsome  stipends would be available. In .-Ki-  dltion to good pay during the working years, there should be a provision  mado for a retiring allowance fab/iv  proportionate to the length of service, and amounting in ca-ses of retirement through "old age or aft"r a  lengthe.ned period of service, to an  ample annuity. The lowest, salar',-  anywherij should be at least %7rU;  from the maximumu salaries should  range, up to $.j000 and SI0.010. Thi*?  is merely' saying that the man 'or  woman who has genius for the m.rjt  vital of all callings, should have material prospects as good as now exi'-t  ln the other professions. Under  such condition.-! we might reasonably  hope, to attract the best mind3 anil  natures to our schol rooms great and  small.  Further, as an incentive to high  effort, especially in the direction of  chartacter building, the moral in-  fiiicnec of lho teacher should he noted  and recognibed by thc bostowment of  honorary rewards ��������� something in  he nature of lhe Victoria. Ci-oli-|���������  just as ac'ilcvc-nenis in scholatshin  are. now rewarded by lionimi-y rt*-  grccs. These marl:-; of d'.'tincli _n  nhould be. bestowed by the provincial government through the governor goneral or representative of the  WESTERS  RELIGIOUS   INFLUENCES.  Tho strength and   purity of.  scci.tl  ��������� lfe in any country is admittedly pro-  :,crtioiiate to the depth and genuineness  of  the  mligious   convictions   of.  its  people.      Thc decline    in    moral  uiith and in mental vigor vvhich overtook Greece   and   Rome   in    ancient  clays was referable, according to eve.y  authority to the decadence of belief in  uio gods they had ome t,o itiipiiciuy  levered.       Thc   political   and     social  unrest of modern   Europe is due   entirely to tho same cause.      Althougn  the last few decades havo undoubtedly, seen a streng'tlieiiing    of    general  lViigioui; beliet there can be no qucs:  tion that in the earlier   part   of the  century a great shoclt was   given    I"  the  faith  of tho church,  by  the  new  scientific theories that were   then advanced.     Though the tide has apparently turned in favor of beliet in thu  cr.sential- elements   of   tho   Christian  doctrine it eannct be    said  that" the  nattie is yet wen. -The foundations of  our social and'polltical order are still  exposed to Lhc danger of the improbable  but  not  impossible   contingency  of a tenipoiary disappearance of religious conviction from the minds of the  mass of the people,     lu such a situation, the    importance   oven   from    a  wei ely political point of view, of preserving, extending mil ' sireni,..ii.a>i".g  c:eep reliigous convictions iu the community    generally    car.    scarcely O.o  overestimated.   Especially is this true  .ti iiii "iVcst".     Nowhere in Uie ������o'ri-l  l.-i .tin  so strong a tendency towards  unbelief.  Nowhere has society moved  .-���������o far away from the old fountlai'ions  i'he wonderful restraining   influences  of custom and of social atmosphere, so  noticeable and so efficient in the long  settled communities'of the cast, is loot  upon men   entirely whon  they breik  away from their ancestral homes and  from the ties    that   tliere   bind   ot>.?.  generation    to another    "in    natural  piety."     That, network of mutual re-'  lationships' between    man    and    man  which constitutes   society is here far  more frail and delicate.     Tho   proudest  boast  we make  for  the  West  is  "that a man can do as    he  pleases"  without needing to fear the censure of  those   around  him.      But  vve  should  rather 'regret that it is so; for, while  the voice of the people is not necessarily 'or alwajs the -voice of- God.it  is gent-rally a good rough substitute ii  the voice of God is unheard as well as  an   excellent  assistant  in   any., effort  lhat man may mako to catch the accent of the Divine. The great trouble  vvith our- hoast-d freedom is.that-mm  who    are net   keenly    conscious    of  their relationships  with  their fellow-  i-ta and of the obligations thereby in-  vo'ved ate extremely unlikely lo have  i-ny vivid realization of their relations i  with the Unseen or of the infinitude  c? duty iv hicli    those   relations   imply  Herein vve believe is to be found the  greatest difficulty that lies before the  western   churches   in   their   wor!-   o;  uiiboldicg and e.xtendins   among men  a belief in the   realities   of   religion.  11'ey  reeeivo littlo or no  extraneour.  tild  from  the    d-licatc    inlluercy.; >d  social intercourse, from the   force   of  Barristers,  Solicitors, Notaries Public.  ��������� "' Ktc.   - ��������� ..���������:-'  Taylor Block, McKenzie Avenue, Rev-  s; elstoke Station.  Money To Loan.  W. White,. J.  2.1.  Scott, B.A.,  Q. C. L. L. B.  F. L.  Gwillim.  ^3SJS3E^^ss!SiJ^zz^sssr^7ss^:^ss:Essissw:s:^a7SSSt'  AEVB'i ������& EScUARl'S  Barristers,  Solicitois,  Etc.  Solicitors for Imperial Sank of Canada  Company funds to loan at S per cent.  Olllces:      Molsons  Bank Block.  First'Street, llevelstoke Station, 13. C.  J   Vi'. Oj-OSS, Vi.'Si.  I'.'Xii-  :   T.ivUi*   lilieir, M.i.'l.ctiziB  i.'v.'1-.L'.l.e  Suievon In tl.e 0  I'.li  Jli .i iii ..Hi", i, Ci: v ol 1" eve s n e.  JtL  OTi?C  ���������!i-<i\^>  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in-  nine  i, Sausa.ee  OS  zsls and  ijrC&tA kJlh iit/  ise ub season.  t__.cvns3nYU  > i<.i:'J;'.: ���������<,';.., i',.\:  -���������er*.  (>.'i.      i_������n> <i   (.1 ., ���������  ..!   rlP   v,t'.j.;,ito      I  ev.ji'j ' Wild... (i.i; .  ;"i.;v  7 Ui.' 'K���������Koi e!hti>l:o.  t-3nr.cl_.'V t_: II .1 ai. -.I'd ?::.(.  il   __.:,m   I'.in.,  I*.,  v.lnoli  ."ruj'ur   .    JiiiiK i.e "> p.m.  i  T. AlENZIE-., Psstur.  0M.1.V  i"ATI_U_.l-   CIlDHOa ���������llovcl-  M.i-i-i   Tli-t .ted thim BumiayHiu  .0::iJ i.   _>.  KKV.  FATIIEIt TIIAYEK.  SAl-. ATION' Alt J  -)   in il.eir lull o_i i  IT��������� _M-^e(ini;3 every ni|_fhc  '"rout Sireoc     q-.  Methodist Church, Revelstoke  Preaching service's at 11 a. m.  and 7:30 p.m. Class meeting at tho  close ol* tho morning servico. Sabbath school and Bible class at 2:30.  Weekly prayer meeting .every Wednesday evening at 7:30. - The. public  are cordial]v invited. -Seats free.  REV.S..T.TH0aiPS0N,t  Pastor.  Church of   England Sunday Services.  Eight ��������� a.m., - Holy Communion; 11  meeting, litany and sermon,. (Holy  Eucharist,'first' Sunday in the month);  2:30 Sunday ' school, ,or childrens'  tervice; 7:30 evensong (choral) and  iermon. Koly     Days���������The     Holy  Eucharist is celebrated at 7 a.m. or S  a.m. as announced. * Fridays���������7:30  ���������Evensong, -with ������������������.' spiritual reading,  a'tcc 5u __iay school at-3:15.  HOBEBT SAMSON  AripntrfHntnl  T.iliio fm nished vvith  lhe choiirsl.  If  the market-. iiU'ords.  L'i|iuuk iind Cuiiirci.  ll.ill's  l.i.ii'i-mis.  . .i.nlhly tali  Ho-t.  Liti'g'  Si     i  Wti.t-x'  li^-it  ('.ny.  J.1  611  Stone.  im.  .i "i*1:  31.oo ' ?_.������_   DA f  ."-*--  ^ P~^ |li <C_ .   ' "   .  olnm bia  Gond accommodation. " A   pooti  '" well svjii/iioii,  vvir.ii c;si>ici: vvi  -licjuovs and cit'ttrs. "    *"���������  ''reo B:s3 1V1������  ratna  House..  Pj-'aprietoi-'s.  i.jjLA/Jir ������."2.WJJ1* L'J ������\i k%.   iuL y iiA.,2.'-_r*~1'jiw..-'  '"iTcou twid Saio Stable of tie Carets au mail Troai lualio  Wood- Healer ���������  , mi Braymarj... ���������,  Draying and delivery, work a specialty. Teams-always ready on shortest  noilr.o.       C~or.lif.olB   for  lobbliiB  lak������n.  I-ubiic opinion or from the strength of -^ t;a]. t))(it tl,'q maiority of' the mon  traditioiial customs and observantcs  They riiUst make their appeal absolutely and directly to tiie minds and  hearts ot indiriilu.il men. And right  ncre tiiiy again meet with a pi-cill.ii-  obKiacI1-, Nowhere on earth arc men  i-eerier Jo discern or lea patient in  to!erati:,g humbug and weakners, nowhere :.re men more reluctant to allow th<-,r frnpnlrets ari-1 f*e'1in",s to  overrun ��������� theni or If ml them th:__n tire  lho plop:? of the West. Our _>.l-  tler.- reiae. rno.->t of them from the  b'-t-t ti. ���������;.:> of caLtcrti life., They are  gcner.nly well read, intelligent,  rhoiiglittui men. And on the l'.nW'.-  prairIe ; on will find tnnr,y a .shae'<  whose ovner Is r<:U'ly to (Ii:-,ci:K-; iit*--r-  atnn:. .'.'igion and politic.; vv'.lh you  iml will put you o:.  your :<.��������� ttle av.ty time. v-e.t the ,<���������  :tre ;ieo;i!e to whom the kindly influence*, o. tho old v-iij-jc-je church v/i'ii  its tenor j- rnemorl'_, or, the sfately  rathedr'il with itf! impre���������sivc grandeur are unknown or forgotten, 'i'l,"r:-  aro here no "mystoriouei murniurlrrri  of tli-j d ;r>t" to gradually In'-f;l 'rt-  mind vv.th though!", o/ the Invl-nJi U  life. ?vlan is fate fo f.ice with nature; a nd although noviitro an rertdiiy  as herf ought he to r_F.pond *���������> the  (|(ieslion of tha poet:  'The win,  the moon, the    rtar'i     th.'  Rf.'i. tho hlJI>; an-i the plains  Aro nol   those,  O  Soul,   I he vision  of  11, in who 1'iont-."  I'or son . renron or other the r-'I*-  loi!**! Inf. eueei; of n ii;.!"5 nre rot p-tr  llritlarly -,+ rong. I' i:. to in. 1, a pi"_ri].>.  llvinc ._ stu-li r u,-r. indiiifs t'l-i' rhr  ehtinlH-. must mrkn ilirir appeal. To  he mii('.."--prul thai npcenl mti������=t b-  made by men of the highest order of  intelligence, of the fullest manhood  and the most absolute sincerity. The  people of these western settlements  will simply have nothing to do with  anv ono who talks bathos, who is but  half a man, who gives proor in his  actions of the weakness of his character, of the narrowness of his life and  sympatliles. or of the hypocrasy of  his confessions of faith. Wo have  not mado tlie preceding remarks for  the' mere purpose of Introducing an  attack on western missionaries, bul  eannol   refrain    from    expressing  pent out by the churches have not  come up lothc standard demanded hy  the situation abovo described. , Not-  ,-blc : nd brilliant exceptions tliere  bav.* bt in no doubt, but as a rule  i .e people, have been asked to re-  ���������e!vo their religious Instruction and  Kulrianrc from raw, half edueal"d col-  lego jo-.ilhs. SviLh minds immature.  j -.villi "limited experiences of life, anil  therefore with a. shallowness of  thought and an unsteadiness of character that renders them quite unlit  for tho work they arc-expected to do.  W'r* pay nothing ..murst the unsellii-'li  devotion of our yoiinn .western missionaries, Ji'.r ti-'.' i.ir:{:* possibilities of  their later lives, bul, wo simply wish  to point out that the churches are  making a great m.istako in * setting  mere prentice hands to work at the  wept ser!oti3 and difficult task lhat lie**'  before thorn today. What the alternative !', however, we are not now  pteilar. d. nor would space allow us, to  discuss.  Saddle-   .-ii,.I     Pack  always in-.1 hire.  Hoc  Freighting   and   Teaiiijiig  i .ii .'iully.  Daily Stage leaves Thomson'!. L-i'idiri;? every ".lornitig at 7 o'clock,  for Trout Lake City.    i''(ir particulars vvi-it.'  CJlAlff iV- HILLMAN,' Thomson'sLANm-vo*  lgS22^Sfe^S2S^^i%i<"^>i^.**^o^'>"1/^^  Uit ^Se'i������V^For^a~Cbpy--c^^  M - .... ' . h.  ��������� o.   TI PIECE'S  llll'  nm  i k: I  ib  rYOPKEVBLPTOKE  ConiD^ete and WchrZ  , /ill Rhoui RevQisfoke  The Cateiray to the Wonderfully li'.ch J. -.-?.���������"  Koolrnay anti Canoe Hirer.    Thu .'������  Bit/ liend, Trout 'Lam, I.tirdenii,  lirrl Canyon, Jordan I'ay-t nntl liar/In Faun  . I)if,irii:l.'t.  liii.-.incrii Men anil Hind-  ���������n'.-'sn lioif:.:-.   The name, Orcit.-  2>a I io >i a ml. (ie/tidi nre nf  ' ICivry Male Iia,ideiil.  in    the    Cily.     ,  ���������  .'; :' x'Kii'icrof Korlh  -\-y .i'oir.i for the  ...niiraet, Al-  oo,  DO Cents.  A re",!.lent of the Pincher Crop?:  dlitriel La- been S'^'encod to .-.vi,  morith:' ;;iiprisoTimcnt for stabbini; a  friend dining a friendly scrap.  Mr. L Ii. Latimer; a teacher of the  Lothliri'lt-'e public, school, has rcsicner",  it is po���������Ition am; taken up the j,ro-  fes-Iou r.f jniiriia!I-m. He ha" iiitr-  ciifiKFrt  tli. Ilamiola, Man.,  Hcraid.  Kn:;lar..l hi-, r.lrcadv boutrht- S oii  mules in this country for the African  -���������.-ar, ami is about to ship 1.009 more.  .-Jlioiild those mules all stamped" o-  tbose did at Lartvsmith. Or*m Pan!  .vould welcome them as valuable al  lies.���������U. S. Excange.  A I'l.r.i'. ti:     ���������   . - ..I,.  R.  P. PETTIPIECE,        ��������� |  ,    Kevetstnitf, Ti. O.  a*        "pr tt    ti  L,  Ci  I-'otary "'.-���������?> it!,'   ^_  Soio .-,������������������:'.tit i'or    ""  ji!. v>������������ V ~*^-E..-:- vs./_=.i_.'^  j.'.'.>ii-i,-..r'  fej'.- -j ?<~~ t, r'i.i'-ii'i ur r*  )5?  e���������\ri  e f v*. a ���������-.       aw tit  l>.LickKiniLbin{r, Jobbing>  i**! limbing', Pipe Fitting,  Tinsir.ithing. Sheet Iron  Wurk.    Machineiy    Re-.  \)U\V(!<\.  S  -.y ,-1 i-i-W^., v _.-  K'nirtr--. !"s������ asd  Lite Insure nets .  O.n*  Oppositi* C.P.R. Den.  Mining;    "*7ork    a    Specialty  Kevelstoke .  -  I /%!  i  *  A DARING ESCAPE.  HOW A PAIR  OF   BOLD TRAIN ROBBERS GOT AWAY.  I'i'Ji  Shackled Together in a Passenger Car  They Secured Revolvers from Two  Loving Women and Opened Fire on  the Officers���������Jumped from lhe Train  and Took to the Woods.  Chicago, Dec. 3. ���������A special to tho  Record from Austin, Texas, says: T.  B. Blocker, a prominent stockman of  this section recently returned from  his old home in Illinois. While  thero he taok occasion to visit tho  penitentiary at Chester, and was  greatly surprised to meet tind ion-  verse with lt.b.rt Yerger, fonr.t-.y  one of the most ui'i "..is." _uiisiw& in  Texas, and who was serving a HI-"  sentence for robbing the mails in one  of his numerous hold ties.  Yerger belonged io a g.'ti'g of stage  and train robbers vvho operued extensively in this part r.t the state in  the early SO's. Tiny were known as  the "Robbers' Cave G1115,*' from iiie  fact that they made tneir rendez-ne.s  in caves in thc Helot.s hills, _.iu*.au.(*.  south of this cily aboil'. 50 :nil.-_.  There wore seven -iuiu'-jos of the  gang, the leading ones being Yerger, Jim McDaniels. and Ezra Pitts,  The robberies became so fiequent  and bold that 111 thc fall of liSI a  force of United States deputy nitirsh-  als started out with the dete-.-ti'ir.a-  tion of rounding them up. I'll ~y mil  McDaniels in a country road near  Nevv Braumfels and a pitched battle  took place without any pai laying by  either the desperado or the officers.  McDaniel's body was riddled v.ith  bullets but he did not strip shooting  until ��������� he had wounded two of the  deputy marshals. A short time after  McDaniel's tragic death Yerger and  Pitts were captured by the deputy  marshals. Both were given life sentences   in   Chester, Jll.,   penitentiary.  Attempt to Escape  It vvas a fevv days after "their conviction that the two prisoners made one  of the most desperate attempts to  escape known in the.criminal .annals  of Texas. Henry L. Gosling, vvas  United States marshal for the western district of Texas, which embraces  all of that territory west of the Culo-  rado river, at* that time, and he  came to Austin to convey the two  desperate prisoners to San Antonio,  whero tho jail was more secure, pending their removal 10 the penitentiary.  Gosling was one of the most noted  and popular fronticisnien in Texas.  Ho was editor of a country paper at  Castorville, Texas., called the Quill.  Gosling was a Republican but that  did not detract any from his popularity. He was ia fearless" officer and  vvas so careless when in the presence  of danger that he did not take the  precaution to shackle" the tvvo prisoners to the car seats, though they  were fastened together ".when ihey  were placed on the traiii hero to  take them to San Antonio. Deputy  Marshals -Manning and Lang accompanied Gosling and they were in  active charge of the prisoners. "Gosling took a seat three seats forward  of the prisoner's, his seat "companion  being H. S.Canfield, formerly a Texas ranger.but for ssveral years past  a resident of Chicago. A number of  relatives of the prisoners wore on the  train, but wo.e not allowed' in the  same, -tier with the latter, shortly  * after the train pulled out of the" depot  heie Mrs.,tPitts, the pretty wile of  one o'f the'prisoners, came to,Gosling  and asked that ehe^ be allowed to sit  by the side of her'liusband. She also  pleaded that Rose Yerger, sister of  the other prisoner, be' allowed the  eame privilege. Tears, coursed down  the face of. tho woman as she asked  this favor and -Gosling granted her  request. Tvvo seats were thrown together and Mrs. Pitts sat facing hot-  husband and- Rose Yerger her  brother.  Women Furnished the -Weapons  The traiii-left here about nightfall  and it was about 9 o'clock when New  Braumfels was-'reached. The tvvo  women had spent the. time sobbing  on tlie shoulders of the prisoners and  Gosling and* his .two deputies had no  thought of the, plot that, was being  arranged. Shortly after New Braumfels.- was passed Pitts slyly reached  his shackled hands underneath .the  folds *of his wife's dress and secured  a vslx shooter , which , had been concealed there. Yerger did likewise and  drew forth'a" six shooter from his  1 slster'st dress. Thc two -prisoners  then sprang into the centre of tho  -_car^-a!id-_bagan_firing_at_Gosliiig^.aud-  the tvvo deputies simultaneously.  The tvvo first shots came together  and struck thc brave United, States  marshal squarely'-.in tho back "and lie  pitched forward, on his face. .Depti-"  ties Manning and Lang were quick to  get. into-the fray. The cylinder of  i,ang-s pistol would not revolve and  li ���������>' was powerle'ss to render any assistance to Manning, who stood up  fearlessly before the reign of bullets  lhat vvas being showered at him by  tbo ;two prisoners... Manning emptied   the "chamber  of  his   six-shooter  from tlio train. Thoy had a pack of  blood hounds and thc latter immediately gave tongue and followed a  bloody '.trail made by tho fugitives  for a.bout a distance of about GOO  yards whero they came to tho botly  of Pitts lying in a bunch of woods.  Ho had been shot twice through the  'body and it vvas remarkable that he  should .have been able to jump from  the moving tiain and go that distance  wounded as he was. Yerger had released himself from his companion  by severing the lalter's' right hand at  the wrist. The pursuit ,of Yerger was  continued and he vvas found that  evening wandering in the hills in tho  western part of Comal county. He  was demented and made no resistance  when oidered 10 throw up his hands  anti surrendered. He recovered ��������� his  censes in a few days and was conveyed lo the penitentiary at Chester, 111.,  where he is still confined. Although  badly wounded, Manning recovered,  and "is now living on the Rio Grande  border.  _ o   ENGLAND'S    WORK      IN     SOUTH  WORK      IN  AFRICA  To -the Editor of, tho Herald:  Sir: Wc have heard a lot, of criticism aud opinions of late, from  members, of parliament, the press and  the pulpit as to tho morality of enforcing what England claims to be  hor rights in tlio present South African war.  In such opinions uud criticisms,  apart from ignoring the fact thai  when .1110 Boers treked across the  Vaal river from Cape Colony in oider  to bo at liberty to keep slaves and  bo free from other wholesome restrictions connected with British civilization that they were only tolerated  as a self governing state subject to  British protection; apart from ignoring the fact that England was continually'called upon lo protect the  Boors and prevent their annihilation  by the ������ulus, Basutos, etc.; apart  from ignoring the fact that England  has a legal suzerainty over the South  African republic and is legally responsible to other nations for the  rights and liberties of all nationalities residing in the Transvaal; apart  from ignoring the fact that President  Kruger's ultimatum to Hor Majesty's  government vvas practically a declaration of war and that "our territory  was actually invaded; apart from  ignoring^ theso most .salient features  of-the South African question, the  groat fact is lest sight of that England is fighting for her rights and  interests, not only in the Transvaal  or Natal, or even in Cape Colony, but  111 .1110 whole of South Africa and in  fact in tho whole continent.  Now sir, .1 contend that England's  claim apart from naval and military  matters is supreme. It is mainly by  enterprise and handiwork of  Biitishcrs that ali the great lakes  and riveis of Africa havo beeu made  known to 'the world.  Lakes Tchad. Victoria Nyanza,  Tanganyika, Pukwa, Nyasa and  others wore'discovered by English,  Scotch, 0 Welsh or Irish.  Englishmen first mapped out the  Orange river, the Limpopo, the Ru-  viima, the Rufigi,' lhe Juba. the  Webb, the Gambia and the- Senegal.  Muugo 'Park is associated as  strongly with the Niger-as Stanley  is with the Congo, while the Umbangi  was discovered and mapped olit by  Grenfell. "^also an Englishman. And  still I haven't mentioned the namo  ot 'tlie groat Livingston. Aiid in  Northern African, Englishmen and  tho first to record the information of  the Nile and its system, aiid what  work done by any other nation can"  compare with that of' Moffat,. Bruce.  Speke, _Grant, Baker, Pethcrick and  the- immortal  Gordon. * ;  We constructed the first railways in'  Africa which turned Cape Colony  from a little patch,into a great empire. We put telegraph polos ��������� all  around .the continent." We first projected traversing Africa from north  to south with telegraph wires. Wc  put the first-steamers on the Niger,  Zambesi, Nile, Gambia and almost  every navigable river. Of what our  British missionaries have done I  cannot now write but surely the facts  that I liave mentioned are potent arguments in favor of our sticking to  our African possessions^ and upholding our paramountcy in* that continent* at any, price. '   ���������- ���������-���������  Faithfully  yours,  ���������'     ���������' ���������    . J. G.  TWEED  Calgary," December 11,  1899.'      >.    ,  ��������� o   A   PRICE    THAT'WILL" STAGGER  HUMANITY  iUDSQN'S BAY  'WCORPOPtATED 167G  "We ave now offering extraordinary values in  Ladies' Fur Jackets,  Ladies' Fur Caps.  Ladies Far Collarettes  -  JizdirU  Far Gauntlets  Ladies" F::r Muffs  Also rare bargains, in  Dress   Gi. od-i  Mantle Cloths  FIclkiicIs  Underwear  Blankets  Om* stock will be found to  bs complete in every respect  of the very best quality and  reasonable- in price.  Your patronage solicited.  3.  8 h  MV  Ik  ster lino saiied from Quebec for  Glasgow six weeks ago aud nothing  has since been heard of her.  VILLE MARIE ROBBERY  Montreal, Dec. 12.���������Feidinand Le-  mieux, accountant cf tho La Banque  Villo Marie, has been, arrested at  Montreal 0-.1 a charge of stealing a  large sum of money from the Bank.  SELDOM'DRUGGED   AND   ROBBED  .  I'  \ 1  time 'after time at Yerger and Pitts  as they slowly backed toward the  door of the coach. Thc car was filled  with smoke and it was only iby tho  ���������pistols that the positions- of tho  combatants could be distinguished.  Vanning was shot through tho loft  side, through the left arm and  through ,the lloshy fyart of'the neck.  Although the blood' was pouring from  ��������� these-wounds ho kept ."up'the fight  and did not seem to know the meaning of fear. As he followed the  prisoners toward the car door liU  cartridges were ��������� exhausted. and the  ejector, stuck. He cooly stooped dovvn  beside Canfield and grabbed a lead  pencil from his upper "vest pocket  and punched the empty shells out of  the .chambers, reloaded and resumed  firing. Pitts .and Yerger gained the  platform of the car' and shouted ' defiance at Manning.  "Jumped from the Train 0 '  They jumped from the train, which  was running at a good rate of speed.  Tho ��������� coach slowly cleared of smoke  and the interior looked like a slaugh-  jer pen.. The floor was reeking with  Wood, ,many panes of glass were  ���������broken and groans were coming from  ���������watindcil passengers. A woman, Mm.  Drown, had been shot through the  abdomen. She died next day. Rose  "Yergei- had been shot through the  thigh Marshal Gosling was dead In  a l.col ot his own blood and Deputy  Manning 1=0011 .became unconscious  ���������Tiom tlio los.-* of blood. The train  was .lopped and ian back to  Marco������, where the wounded  given  surgical   atlention.  Thc following morning a detachment of state rangcis arrived at tlie  jspot  whoro  the    prlsonors    jumped  ��������� .On October llth in Pretoria President Kruger drew up a solemn rteclar-  atinnr^���������IirMtrho-uscd���������these���������words ���������-  'The Republics are determined that  it tliey ever - belong to Britain a price  will have to'be paid that will stagger  humanity." -Here is a table that tells  in part the price England has paid to  dato in killed, wounded and missing:  -   Engagements Casualties  Mafeking, Oct. 15 19  Mafeking, Oct. 2.     IS  Mafeking, Oct. 30   Mafeking, Oct. 31.:   Glencoe, Oct. 20-20....--.   Elandslaagte, Oct. 21 -  Crocadilc River,'Oct. 22   Rlcttontein, Oct. 21....   ._._...  Kimberley, Oct. 24   Kimberley, Nov. 5   Ladysmith,  Oct.   28-Nov.   2..  Ladysmith, Nov. 3   Laysmlth. Nov 7   Ladysmith,  Nov.  9   Buluwayo, Nov. 2   Klnilworth, Nov. 4   Solmei-.tdoft, Nov. 4   Belmont. Nov. 10   Orange River   Estcourt, Nov. 15..  ..'   Nicliolson's Nek   Mooi River '.   Belmont, Nov. 23   Willow Grange, Nov. 23..   ..  Gras Pan, Nov. 25   Modder River, Nov. 28..  ... .  1  U  477  2(14  ;i  . 12  24  1  8S7  1  1  G  1  1  <>_  319  3  309  79  inr,  475  .���������_-rfte____*_3tY____-^  (SEMI-WEEKLY)  Is thc leading newspaper of  the great mining districts of  West Kootenay. It gives all  tho latest inining, telegraphic and local news, written up  in authentic, reliable and read  able articles from unquestionable information. It enjoys  a large circulation and is consequently unequalled aa an  advertising medium in the  field in which, it is published.  SisGription 12.00 Per Hnntlra  51.25 For Six Mollis, .'  Strictlu in -  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-  *;mentHin Eastern British Columbia. The class of work-  turned out has been pronounced equal to any thing of tho  kind executed iu the large  cities by miich larger prlnt-  eries.        ��������� ' ���������  rinting, Department  -o-  WRECK OF THE NIAGARA  San  were  Bocly Washed Ashore Near Port  Maltland  Buffalo, Dec. 12.���������The. bodies from  thc iilfated Niagara are beginning to  come to the surface. One was washed ashore near Port Maitland today  One aim was tatooed M. E. K.  The tody was that of a man named  Knowl,. whose home vvas at Moon  river. Georgian bay.  Toronto, Dee. 12.���������A body believed to bs one of the ship Niagara's  crew was washed ashore near Port  Maitland and a bottle was picked up  on ihe shore near Port Colborne. containing a farewell message from Capt  McGlory.  CAUSING   ANXIBTY  Montrcal,December  12.���������The steamship   Merrimac   of   lhc   Elder-Demp-  .-."1 don't put much confidence in the  average 'drugged and - robbed' story,"  said an old police officer.      "When a  man comes too after a' common   every"  day spree aud finds that somebody ha-s  relieved him of his watch and wallet,  while he was dead to the world,  he  lilies to explain tho circumstances* by  declaring  that  he* was   drugged.      A  periodical  drunkard   is  generally  deficient in moral  courage, particularly  vvhen. his nerves are- unstrung   from  the effects of a jag and a dark brown  lasto is still lingering in the. roof-nf  his mouth. He,hates to admit thaUhe  stood up to a bar and guzzled whiskey  until he didn't know whether ho was  111 New Orleans or Manila, and_find=  is much pleasanter and more dignified  to say that he merely strolled  in  to  get a smile and was given a saturated  solution of knock out drops   by    th?  wicked bartender. The story has been  told so often that most people really  believe such things are done.     In 29  years' experience as,an officer   I liave  investigated hundreds of tales of that  hind, and havo never been able, to find  one particle of corroboratory evidence  -Jii-the-majority-of-casc3'iti">vas=easy-l������-  olitain proof positive that nothing was  involved beyond  ,an    ordinary spree.  1 doubt extremely whether .men    are  ever drugegd in dives, not that I think  the divekeepers would be any too good  for such an enterprise,    but   because  they would be afraid to tamper with  p'reparations powerful enough to produce such a result.    What they really  do is to 'jolly' along the   poor dune,  llatiering his vanity, detaining him at  the >bar byrall sorts    ot    tricks and  wiles, and continually plying him with  c! eap whiskey.     In an hour's time it  is a hundred to ono he is snoring in a  Luck room; after   which   he   can *bo  roiled at leisure.     While    he is .still  dazed and stupid, it is nn easy thing  to pilot him four or, five blocks awa;.  and leave him in some dark   corner.  When ho wakes up, he   doesn't-, know  how the dickens he got there, and he  toddles off to polico fieadquarters to  sing the old song about being drugged.  1 never saw any knock out drops er-  crpt in   tho   newspapers."���������New   Orleans Times-Democrat. ' ^   0   Miss Emma Stripp. matron ot the  Brandon iail. his b,"en arrested on li.i.  charge of having attempted to assist  -murderess Hilda Blake to escape from  the jail where she is awaiting execution for the murder ot Mm. Lane. A  file and-a bottle "of laudanum were  found in her possession. Mrs. Stripp  has confessed to supplying the file.  Mr. B. S. Jenkins, who his been recently nromoted to tho responsible  position of general superintendent of  the Canadian Pacific railway telegraph  lines west-of Lake Superior, is a York  County boy, and is a gram'son "of thc  Rev. Wm. Jenkins, one of the pioneer  Presbyterian ministers of Ontario.  After" receiving a good public sc'.ool  education he entered. the employ of  the Montreal Telegrapn company at  Madoc, and shortly afterwards ->v-a������~  transferred to the head office at Montreal. In 1S82 he went lo the wst,  and there steadily rose in hig profe=-  .-ion. Ho organized, the -tnlegranb  tc-rvice of the Canadian Pacific rail-  v ay in the weFt. and when tho com-  :*iny derided lo extend its operations  east he became superintendent of the  service from Port Arthur to the  Rockies.  Is equipped with the latest  - faces in type designs ' and all  work entrusted to The Herald  ..is     handled     by   exprienced  workmen who thoroughly un-  derstand the proper uso of the  material    at ' their    disposal.-  The Herald does not claim to  be the'only printing house in  the district but it does claim  to be .  FERGUSON  3/  II ROSSLAND  OF THE LARDEAi  Ltardeau  pefguson  Is the richest  mining district in B_id.4i  Columbia  Is right    in  the   heart  rchest mines  of   Lardeau*  \  Tiioroilglily Up-To-Date in  Every" Particular  And in a position to "give as  good "value for the money expended, either for advertising  space in its publication or  for job printing, as can be  "given -fry���������any~olhe*r-house-of���������  the kind'iri British Columbia.  Write for estimates and sam  ples   of printing.     All    work  , turned out promptly and satisfactorily.'     One price to all.  No jolTcan be too large or  Uoo small for   The   Herald's  ������������������-coiislderationV^Special-atten--  lion given, to orders by mall.  Now is tlie Time to Invest in  Ferguson Real Est*!.  And Here are the Reasons Why You  Should Get in pa thc  Ground Floor of this Rising Mining Camp  First  13 in the heart t-f the mines and so  t-ituai'cd that, it will always be the  ouifiiting potiit for all the big shippers.  A giatice at .*. map of the district wi' 1  convince the most skeptical of lhu  fact.  Second  ���������Th?   miners  and  mine   owners   will  ii bin ilieii h.adquarlersat Ferguson.  Third  Next year Ferguson will hare two  railways, namely the Lardo Duneira"  and the C.P.IL -Both lines have been  .surveyed i^ato the town, and the L-irdo  Duncan are right now clearing the  ��������� land for their new'road and "workshops, E_doway3 etc. '.  Fourt ,  The Stiver Cup, Sunshine, Nellie L,  Tow.cr, True - Fheme, Bad Shot  J_roa vie xx; Old Sanoma, Silver Queen .  Silv er Belt Tee Horn Ledgj* 'Group  ." Bin Five, Wagner, Abbott;' Holy.  Moses Empireani other,well k'uowrn  properties are tributary to Ferguson  and are all within s rs'iins"of 10. miles  of the town'oite.  fioua   is   the   Golden    OppoPtcmU  *-  - ��������� - *  ��������� ~~ *��������� r.  *'. .Nextjjummer ��������� may be too late to get in at    -  ground floor prices.   Advice���������Act prompt-  .iy* U    ��������� -'     *        ��������� ���������   ',.. '   r'-  Ferguson      ...       .       . , ���������,  Is absolutely  without a rival iutlieLar- '   ' '  ��������� "   * dean District. ��������� - ~ *��������� .*���������'''-������  Lots Are Selling Fast��������� / ,',"-,'  1     Spokane Capitalistc are reaching after Fer-  1 guson property and expect to pull out with  a handsome return,-as experienced by them , ,  in the eaily days.of Kossland. -        <=���������  -t' -  - , ������'  Why Not You . ,'*".'. -    < ./  ��������� Lots'sailing now at from S150 to $250���������  ChoicB Corners. -" . '    _.  j Pi''1  ,A1 ��������� information can be procured  on  aj plicitiou - -  ' 771711  FrBUK3EKri^^i^������iitr  FERGUSON TOWN8IT-B  A'  rietor.  PUBLICATION DAYS : Wednesdays and Saturdays  f|eve!s-toK@  Hospital  Maternity Itoom in connection.  "Vaccine   kept    on   hand.  Vs.  McKechnie   and   Icffs  anddian racinc kv.  and Soo Line.  ' Boer   campaign song:     "Break the .brainless rider on a chainess wheel."  News to Modder."    ' ' |    The   medical   profession   has   groat  The-Wascada extension of the C. P. .possibilities.      Gang awa,  man, said  1.   has been opened for traffic. an old Scotish gentleman, whose son  Mackenzie and Mann say the Rainy told him that he was about to practise  iver railway will bo opened to Win-  medicine In England, gang awa' and  ovengo Flodden.  Weir, of the defunct I    W-ith the sall.lnS ������f the Blder-Dem-  River  nipeg in 1901  President Wm  ,  ,������������������   ���������   . .       .      ...   ' - ster line steamship Andoni from Mon-  bank Villo Marie, was found guilty of  treal for Br,Bto] on TuQsday monllng  fraud and sentenced** to one year and  tho last cattlo shipments for the sea-  ?6Ma>������������n thG common jaiI'     Wci'' ^ I son from Canadian" ports were made,  in his 7Sth year. Advices from San Francisco rereiv-  Jamie, called his mother sharply, '0a hero say that Peter Jackson, the  you've been loafing all day. Satan ��������� pugilist, is penniless and completely  always finds work for Idle hands fcicken down in health, and taht an alio do. Take this basket and bring ln fcrt is to bo mado to send him bark  somo kindling. |tu his home in Australia.      Jackson  Next year we may expect to read made a fortune in his time, but wa3  something like tho following in the treated so well In England, after hie  dally paper: "About 10 o'clock this victory over Slavin, that he took to,a  morning a horseless milk wagon load- life that has finally drained his pocket  cd with cowloss milk collded.wlth a  book and health.   u  The Revelstoke  Herald is,nlwcctiyi  Has mere readers in North  Kootenay than any other.paper;  has more advertisers in.-Revel-  stoko than any other paper;  does more job printing in the  city than any other paper; it's  news ls more spicy and up-to-  date; its influence is greater;  its advertising rates are lowest  circulation considered; its subscription rate is only $2.00 per  annum; it covers the field. Try  lt and be with the crowd.  Write to  REVELSTOKE HERALD,  Revelstoke, B. C.  Undertaking find Embalming  DIRECT ROUTE  J  East and  West  Ftrtt-cl.-.s sleepers on all trains. To.ir-  1st cars pass KeveMoke dailv for m.  Pai'l;   Tuesdays   and  Saturday,   r.n-  Toronto; Thursdays for Montreal  ar.d Boston.  DAILY TRAINS  _ui    "  ������~0O leave���������Rcvclato-*���������_nlv������....  8:*0 arrive        "        leave   To and from Kootenay Polnti  8;10���������.'.. ..lea ire���������Revelstoke���������arrive...  W.i-'. -  ...ir-.: .-  *...3������...  *  , ..l-l.li."**  Tickets issued' and Baggage Cbecke 1  Through to Destination.  Cheap Rates to the Old Country  P. Howson & Co.,  BACKESZIE   AVE.  Retail Dealers ia Furni   r .  Got full particulars apply as to ti.oi  rates, and for copies of C. P. R. publications, address nearest looal agent or  T. W. BRADSHAW,  Agent, Revelstoke.'  W, F. Andeeson, Travelling F-Meager Agent, Nelson.  E. J. Cotle, District Passenger Ag_- ,">-  Vancouver.  I  > ''���������*-. ���������  - .v*'.*;-���������������  __���������������������  J*  -4 1-.- ���������  Which   Brings   Good   Cheer to us all, and creates a "giving" spirit,  -IS1  ttft*  Only a few more days to do your Christmas shopping.  Many who have been struggling along, providing  for tlieir responsibilities, their homes and little  ones all season long, look forward to this season of  the year as one in which to enjoy themselves,  renew our remembrances by sending some token  to them* "Christmas comes but 'once a year." is  an old  adage, so  this time we anticipated a big  business in Holiday Goods, and bought largely and  closely, Our last year's sales were immense,���������-  we cleaned everything out, so that this Christmas  we 'nave everything bran new and the very latest  novelties in every line. As has been said by one  who sized up our stock  " C. B. Hume &Co. w ill be^headquar-  ters for the Cliristmeis trade this year."  Before we begin to partially enumerate our special  lines^/we wish to say that.all Ave ask of you is to  come and see our stock before making your purchases, If you don't you'll likely regret it when  you do happen to see our wares. Our store will  be open till 10 p,m. every night now until after  Christmas, but of course in order* to give you the  Sfe best service and to have first choice you must come  ������S early. You might as well make your purchases  |p while the lines are complete, for as usual our  gp " Christinas goods will be sold completely out, We  5p_v knew from experience what and how to buy, and  =|| now we propose to give you ,the full benefit of our  &��������� experience in close buying and close selling,  all     Bead-'of the following lines;  GROCERIES  A splendid line of Fresh Groceries hns been .opened up for the  season's trade. "We are making a specialty of seeded raisins,  currants, cranberries, hnnev in the comb, aud mincemeat (the  famous Rosemary brand. Japanese Oranges, Green Apples.  Everything on the grocery side is of the choicest and best vvhich  can be procured.  CROCKERY  Our stock in Crockery, China and Glassware is the largest und  ���������must complete ever olfered by ns. We have just received an  importation from England and the price of these goods ire re-  iiiiii-knhly cheap. Wu me offering SPECIAL BARGAINS in all  lines of Crockery till afler Clirislmiis.  See"i)ui-.S7.50 07-piece Dinner Set.  Ten Sets nt $3.75.  White Cups and Saucers 00c per dozen till after Christmas.  Also just in. China Cups und Saucers, ranging from 10 to 75c.  Porridae Sets from 40c. to $1.00. i  Cups. Siiucets and Plates, 40c. to 75c.  Chamber Sets. $2.75.  The newest thing out in LAMPS.    Come and see tbein.  If you   want,   any thing in  Crockery come nnd see us before  pm chasing.    We will save you money.  OUR STOCK OF TOYS  Is Oie finest evei1 shewn by us. Come anil see theni. even if vou  don't buy. We vvill bu pleased to show you whnl vve hnve. Out-  stock comprises u nice line of Childien'sBooki. Sleighs, Rocking  _Hoi_e_s._^;irU?jJiiigiiu!Si_J)olls._ Waggons, Toy Beds, .Crnclles,  Bureaus, Pianos. Tables and'Chiiii-.      Dolls'iirfmnieiise-vat-ietyv-  These are only a fevv items of our display,  goods fnr yourselves  Come mnl inspect onr  CARPETS  Store Open till io o'clock every night until Christmas.  t>_  Was.*  4*  Ay  ^MA  CELLULOID GOODS  The newest thing out���������and we think the nicest���������in Collar and  Cuff Boxes, Glove and llandkeichief Boxes, Curd Cases, Stamp  Boxes and niiiiiv other useful articles.  GENT'S FURNISHINGS  In this line'our  stock is  moie  complete  than   ev-eiv   Wp  hnve  lidded ninny articles*, especially  for 'CHRISTMAS   PRESENTS.  Lntei-t lliings in Neckties, Gents' Gloves, etc.  We hnve juit,received n nice line in Ladies' Childrens' and Men's  Silk Handkerchiefs.  GLOVES   uud   MITTS.���������Ladies'.   Gents',   Children's,   in   Kid.  Mocha and Wool.  LADIES' GOODS  Lnilies' (Moves and Mitts, a fine assort ment nt reason able  pricey,  f.n- lhe Iliiliibiys.  I^itili*'.-,'ami CbililienV pelt Slippets. high or  low. just the thing  to slip on rpiicklv these fi-icty mornings and so vvm-iri   nnd   inin-  fnrtnl.le Ion.    We have theni in nil siizes  and  colors,  at  various  prices.  LOCAL AND  GENERAL   NEWS  Ice commenced running in the river  on Thursday night.  The Public Schools throughout the  Province close on Friday next,  The Hotel Edwards has been closed,  failing the renewal of the license.  ���������Children's knitted iiettiooats,  leggings, mitts, etc., nt M.K. Lawson's  J. Skogstroni, the well known hotel  proprietor of Albert Canyon,is in town  to day.  Dr. Corrignn reached here this week  and will keep his dental office open  till Dec. 21st.  A carload of Christmas meat from  Alhert-i was unloaded for P. Burns &  Co. here yesterday.  The Knights of Pythias are making  arrangements for a fraternal dinner at  tbe Union next month.  ���������It. H. Truemen, photographer, vvill  be in town from today until December  20th.    Studio-Smith block.  ���������  The B. C. Gazette contains the notice  of the incorporation of the Revelstoke  Rink Co., capital $10,000.  ���������Ladies' purses and gents' pocket  books, specially for Christinas gifts, ut  the Canada Drug and Book Co. 102-2w  The gale of yesterday tried the capacities of the furnaces in the new  school building and the rooms were  pretty cold. .  R. Tapping is unable to qualify as a  candidate for the mayoralty under the  registration clause and has withdrawn  from the contest.  ���������Remember the largest assortment  of Christmas cards and calendars is  kept at the Canada Drug and Book  Co.���������All the latest for this year. 102-2 vv  Work on the sidewalk on the Dong-  las street hill lias been going on all  week. It vvill be pretty careful going  on a frosty, morning. .  ���������Embroidered tea-cosies, glove and  veil cases at M. K. Lawson's. Childrens' Santa Clans' stockings and all  kinds of sweets at M. K. Lawson's.   -  Rev. J. A. Belts, of the Methodist  church of New, Westminster, was in  town on Thursday and Friday on  business connected with. Columbian  College,   . ">'-..  3. M. Kellie M. P. P.'.left for Victoria  on Thursday-night's.'train. He was  joined here by W. 0. Wells M. P. P.  for North East Kootenay, who accompanied him to the coast.  The neb proceeds of the Rainbow  Tea given lust week by tbe ladies of  St. Peter's congregation amounted to  $121. vvhich will be applied to reduce  the debt on the vicarage'.  ��������� Monday is the day appointed for the  sitting of the court of revison of the  city amendment roll. It is���������nIso the  Inst possible day for getting a inline  placed on the voters list.  Services tomorrow (third Sunday in  Advent) in St. Peter's, vvill be ns  usual. Rev. E. C. Paget. D.D., officiating, except Unit there vvill be no early service, owing to the cold.  There was no meeting of the council-  of the board of trade on Thursdny  night,. The president intends to call a  . periiil meeting next week to take up  tlie question of the Trout Lake gerry-  miiniler.  The Seattle P.l. of last Sunday contained au article on Revelstoke, the  comnievrial distributing centre of  North Kootenny. The letter press is  nil right, bnt the half-tone cuts of the  town are poor.  Sir Charles Topper went through on  Wednesdnv evening. He wns in his  her'.h by tfic time tbe train reached  here and was not visible. He is expected to return ar.d address a meeting  here next Saturday.  The closing exercises of Revelstoke  Public School vvill take place" next  Friday. The examination' of cbisse~*  in the morning and in the afternoon  H-short-progTa-mme will he rendered by  the children. Progiainme commences"  at 1.30.   All are invited to attend.  NOTE AND COMMENT.  This registration clause is going to  limit the number of possible candidates for the nevv city council to a  very select few indeed. The mayor  must he owner of registered property  to the amount of $1,000 over and  above any registered encumbrance,  and nn alderman of the same to the  amount of $500 over and above. The  number of registered owners in town  owing to the peculiar circumstances  vvhich have attended the history of its  site is small and lhis registration  clause practically leaves the government of the city for the time .being in  the hands of a few registered owners.  At the tirst election registration was  nob required as a condition of candidacy and the choice was much freer in  consequence.  "m LEADING STORE  ?J  Revelstoke Conservatives ought to  make a point'of leaving no stone unturned to give. Sir Charles Topper a  great reception. Our grand old leader  is visiting us vvith the laurels of his  recent victory in Manitoba fresh upon  bim. "We ought to give him a welcome commensurate with the enthusiasm which that great success has  reinstilled into,the rank and file of the  party. The Manitoba fight was no  mere affair ' of - outposts. < It was a  recognaisance in force and the Grit  entrenchments were carried in sp.ite  of everything that the Ontario  machine and the Manitoba machine:  and the Dominion Government!  machine could do. It should inspire.  British Columbian Conservatives to  take their share, in the f ray. We have  six seats here all coming to Sir Charles  and he has got to have theni.  The recent, gerrymander of the  Trout Lake mining division for the  benefit of Knslo is calling forth loud  protests from the Lardeau. As is well  known a' great miiuy well known  properties, wliich have always been  considered ins ��������� within . the bounds  of the. Trout .Lake division are  really just, across the watershed be  tweeri bhe Duncan river and the  Lardeau. ; Such are such well known  groups'as the Black Diamond, Little  Robert, Black Warrior and all the  Westfall group of properties.- By this  wonderful -..new. arrangement these  properties ate cut off fi-om the Trout  Luke recording oflficeentirely.altliougli  a trail of from 12 to 20 miles in length  connects them vvith it and novv all  business connected with theni-has to  be transacted ab Kaslo, which by the  nearest route is 80 to 100 miles away,  nnd by the quickest and most feasible  120 to 110. The same remarks applv  to the groups such as the Abbotb nnd  Wagner, south of Haley creek. The  ostensible reason for this' change is  that the Duncan slope is in R. Green,  M. P. P'S. electoral district. The real  reason is because Kaslo wants to  corral its business. Other contributory causes are that Knslo hns a live  member, and Trout Lake, in common  vvith the rest of tlie Revelstoke  electoral district, a dead-alive one.  However, Mr. Kellie may as well  make up his mind that be hns gob to  get this thing altered or at 'least coin-  promised by making the Trout Lake j  office a sub office of Kaslo 'for thei  purposes of these Duncan slope and  Haley creek claims, if ib takes a leg.  CHRISTMAS  IS AT HAND  We have prepared for the Christmas trade by securing  the products of many lands. We are endeavoring to  arrange our wares and so display them that it will be a  plereureable trip foi anyone to visit our premises.  Our Christmas lines consist of " Souvenir China-  ware," Cream Jugs, Plates, Cups and-Saucers, etc., all  bearing a splendidly colored view of Jordan Pass.  These are now on ' exhibition in Jone of our windows.  The prices are very reasonable.  Morocco Leather Toilet Cases, containing hair  brush, comb and mirror; backed with ebony and mounted with sterling silver ; good and useful presents.  Handkerchiefs--We Lave just received direct  from Ireland a neat line of Irish Linen Hand.Embroidered Handkerchiefs. These goods need little recommendation ; they are simply Good and Beautiful.  We haye also a nice assortment of Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs, In the Irish goods we can give you, in  separate boxes, half dozens, initialled, all done by hand,  at $2.00 per box.  We have numbers of suitable presents for men,  women and'children, almost too numerous to "mention.  A visit to our stores will repay you.  Felt Goods���������We have Felt goods of every variety-,  dainty little Felt Blippers for the wee ones, also Felt  slippers, boots, etc., for all ages and sexes. We have a  very good Felt slipper for men, essentially for wearing  with overshoes~ warm and comfortable.  ^Women's, Misses' and, Children's Woolen Gloves,  Mitts, Etc  Children's hand made Woolen Underwear, Coats,  TamO' Shanters/etc. ...,*'  We cannot enumerate our very -complete'assort-  ment.      Pay us a visit, and you will-see that our 'stock;  is Second to' None. "v      - -  Red Hose Degree meets second and fourth.  Fridays of each month; White Roso Degree  meets first Friday of each month,In Oddfellows'  Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome.  II. VAENES, T. E. L. TAYLOR,  Secrotary. President.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Regular meetings are held ln th������  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third Friday of each month, at 8 p.m. sharp*  Visiting brethren cordially Invited  -      W. G. BIRNEY, W. M.  Court  Mt. Begbie  I. O. F., No. 3461.  Meets In tho Oddfellows'Hall,on the second,  and fourth Mondays ot  each month. Visiting-  brethren invited to at--  tend.  B.K. OAMrBELL, CR.    K.D.J.O. Johnson, See.-  Trade and Labor Assembly.  Meets first and third Mondays ln every'  month at Labor Hull. Tapping's Theatre.  Executive Committee.���������President, Sam Need-1  ham; D. Stamper, Recording Sscretary; Oscar'  Strauss, Vice-President; T. J. Graluini, Treasurer; John Samson, Secretary.  Federal Labor Union No. 8o48;  .Meets flrat and third Saturdays'.In evory  month at 8 ji.m., In Tapping's Theatre.  Sam Needham, President; 1). Stamper, Recording Secretary; Vice-President, Oscar-  Strauss; T.J. Graham, Treasurer; Jno. Samson,  Secretary.  The   Great  Western   Mines,  Liability. ���������  Limited'  NOTICE.  A special meeting of the shareholders of this  Company will bo held at the oflico of the Company at R  December  in the afternoon  itevelstoke, B. fl., on the 23rd day of  ecembcr, A. D., 1899, at tho hour of tvvo o'clock  Resolutions will be offered to'tho meeting  for the following purposes, viz:,  I.���������To increaso tho Capital* Stock of tho  Company from $1,000,000 UV $1,250,000 by tlio  creation of 250,000 new shares of One Dollar'  each. . .'_  2.���������To  authorize the purchase ol the Ajax-  Mineral Claim.     '���������,-,:-*  Doted this 18th November 1899.  ���������     W. B. POOL,  A. E. KINCAID,  , T, -KILPATRICK,.  Nov-2_-lv. ,      Trustees;  I.  JAhES GILb & CO.*  .. The Taylor Block,  McKenzie * Avenue.  NOTICE.  Notiee Is- hereby given that GO days after  date, I Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase ISO acres of land ln west Kootenay  Ibtrlct, on-Pool Creek, described as follows:'  Commencing at a post at the confluence ol  Bear and Pool Creoles, marked " XV. H. Jack-  ton's North West Corner Post"; thenco east  40 chains; tlience south 40 chains; thenca west  40 chains;* thence north 40 chains to point of  commencement,    _  <��������� W. H. JACKSON.  Pool Creek, Ootobor Sth, 1899. 83-101  Good      ^  Assortment  Women's];-'  and      -,     "*   .  Children's ,  Health1 ,-.���������_���������  Brand"  {Underwear  Now on hand at iny store oa SScKcnrie Ave.  Wc have decided tn tiik. this opportunity of clearing oiit our  entire slock of CARPK'I\S. To do this vve will make sweeping  lediictiot!'.. An inspection of these. Cm pels nnd 11 quotation of  om- low prices will accomplish the cle.-ti-iince desired.  Good Service   Good Goods  Close Prices  ?r   ���������*-!'  Wholesale and Retail General Merchants. _&?  The B. C. guide for December is on  hand. It is now* embellished vvith a  map of the Province, which is. pretty  but unreliable and a new map of Victoria,and vicinitv. The guide is full  of the usual information and is of  great value to travellers and business  men generally. '   ,   -  Nothing more hns been done vvith  reg.ird to the proposed Dominion  government work on the upper river  hhove the canyon. Cnpt. Troup eon-  .sideiMhnt tbe river is still ton high  for dipt. Core to make 11 n iidvnntnge-  O'm inspection of the locality, nt which  it is proposed to do Ihe work nnd it is  'probable that nothinir more vvill now  he done about it until spring.  " Prince." Advnni, tbe Hindoo potentate, vvho wns recently run in for  Aguinaldo nnd in other wnysattracted  considerable attention nt Vancouver,  struck this rising metropolis on  Thin-uilnv. He tried to effect a smnll  lonn in Vliifei-enb quarters but found  the money ni.irket tight and the police  veiy efficient. Acting on their ndvice  lie left for the s.tnny south this morning-  Mr. T. Grnham, of Revelstoke. i. in  the city. He. in the nevv provincial  ninnngiT for tbe Goldfields of Uriti'~b  Columbia. Mr. Grant-Govan'. Co. He  succeed'? Mr. Perry J>nkt~f who is now  on his vvnv home ab the old country.  Mr. Graham snid yesterday to a New-  Ad verliser repoit er, thnt no special  announcement, would be made by the  coiiipanv until the first or fhe year.  The 11 n mm I meeting wns being held  shortly.���������News-Advertiser.  Epworth League Concert  At the Epwnilh League concert in  the Methodist church Inst evening the  attendlince wns not very large possibly owing to the b-td stub- of the  weather. The progrnnime which wns  n most excellent one. consisted of in-  stiiimeiitnl music, singing nnd recitations. ��������� The HKHALI?, owing lo lnck of  uonce occasioned by, Christ nm* advertising is unable to give the programme  in detnil. The following , Indies and  gentlemen took part: Mrs. Dent, Miss  Steele: Miss (Jlovei-; Miss Edgar. Miss  Powell, and Messrs. Sullivan, Barber,  Hiivnge. Ahlin, Tbiicker und Taylor.  The choir opeti"d the progrnnime by  s:nging hu anthem.  Pianos and  Organs-  -^tun'ed and repaired  LESSONS ON  THH VIOLIN..;.  Death of Thos. Richardson.  The Herald regrets to announce  the death of Thos. Richardson, a well  known old timer in this dislrict. vvhich  occui red on Tuesday Inst at thc M nple  Lenf hotel, lllecillewaet, of .which he  was proprietor. ' The deceased gentleman hnd been ailing for a long time  past, from heart trouble, vvhich finally  proved fntnl. He wns an Englishman  by bitth and was 67 yenrs of age. He  wns attended nt the last by his  daughters, Jlr*. C. Ii. Temple and  Mrs. Chas. Nellis and his ndopted  daughter Mrs. A. McRne. The body  wiim liirw.itili'.l east on Thursday to be  butieil near Mrs. Rii:hiird������oti"-"iin the  fnrinef home of the family in Dorchester. Out. Mrs. Nellis nccomp.inied  the 1 cumins on llie journey to their  Inst leuting pltice.  For Terras Etc., api iiy to    '   ���������   .       ,    '���������  ~^JasrTayIorr-^  ~" v    UNION HOTEL.  MISS STEELE.  ' Teacher of Music, Drawing, and Painting In  oil and water color. French, Latin, Mathematics. -   . ,        ,  MusieBO cants per lesson of one hour.  Pupils allowed dally practice on piano free  of charge.  Lest We Forget  SPORTSMEN I The shooting season being  close at hand Hawiv XV. Edwards begs to  ttiauk hlf, patrons for past favors, and ali-o  , respectlully call the attention of the p_b-  llcfar and near to his business advertisement.  Telephone 36.'  P.O. Box 86.  Order  Your  Holiday  Fruit and  "Vegetables  ���������     ,    ,  NOTICE. -  -Notiee in hereby given that 60 days after dato  I Intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to purchase ,  160 acres of land In West Kootenay district on '  Pool Crock, described as follows: Commencing' -  at a post at the confluence of Bear and Pool  Creeks marked   " \V. A.* Strutt's North- East, .  Corner Post"; thence south 20 elialnsfthciu'O  west 80 chains; thenco nortli 20 chains; thonco*  east 80 chains to point of commencement. - ��������� -'  *      - '        - ".  .    W. A. S"������RUTT.,  Pool Creek, October Gth, 1899.. .    *'   83-101  '.,������������������':.   . .���������*-' r NOTICE.   . ;.  , '.  '   NOTICE   IS, IIEREBY"blVEN" tliat .thirty  day* afterdato I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and \V orks for a llceiihe--  to ent and carry away timber from tho follow-*  Ing dcscri-Cd lands situated on  Deep Creek,  in tho soutliern'part of Galena Hay, and about; ���������  six' miles from Arrowhead. B. O., district of,  West Kootenay, commencing at n post marked  S:"0.-C. N.W. Cor., near the mouth of Deep'  Creek, and'thenco running south 125 chains;  thence east 80 chains; thenco north 125 chains?  thence west 80 chains to place of. beginning,  containing 1,000 acres moro or less. ��������� '..i.  November27th, 1899. -     ��������������� -    ,  ���������     .    - S.O. CHURCH.  rAT:-  Savage Bros.  Second Street,  A Full and Complete Line.  All PurehascB delivered free of Charge. ���������  Fresh supply of fish every morning.  Careful attention.  . Prompt delivery  NOTICE. .    -  NOTICE' IS' HEREBY GIVEN thnt thirty.-  days after iliite I intend to apply to the Chief  (loinmissloner of Lauds and works for a liconso.  to out and carry away timber from the following deserlbeil-liinds situated on-Deep Creek,  ln the southern part of Galona Bay and about  seven and one halt miles from Arrowhoad,.  B. C in the district of West Kootenay. commencing at a post marked T. II. D., N. W. Cor.,  about 80 chains west of Deep'Creck.'and 126'  chainsfromHtsmouth; thencenouth 125ehainsr  thenco costSO chains; thenee north 125 chains;.-  thence vvcsfSO chains, to point of beginning,,  containing 1,000 acres moro or less. ���������.  Novombor 27th, 1899, .   '��������� *  T. H. PECEW. -  v     -.     -NOTICE ,,  '  Notice Is Hereby, given to purchasers of lots  In Block "A,".Town of Revelstoke, othcrwlso'  known as tlie "Mara Townsite Property," that  all instalments on account of purchase' aro. to-  be paid w John D. Sibbald, Mara Townsite  Agent, and'tb no other person.  J.A.MARA,       .  Bon Boils  and ���������<���������*-  CHOCOLATES  Which make your teeth water  " like kisses from a lady's lips."  In 25, 30 and 60 cent boxes. ���������  ^.Field & Bews  "Bachelors of Pharmacy.  Corporation: uf the City of Revelstoke.-  Next Savage Bros, o  Night Boll.  Tenders for Fire Hall.  Scaled tender*," marked "Tenders for Flre-  Hall," will be received by the city clerk up till  _ p.m. on Friday,-December 15tli. Each tonder  must be accompanied'by a marked cheque lor  ������50. Plans Biid specifications will bo on view  in the city clerk's olllco at noon on Thursday.  Decombcr 14. Tho lowest or any tonder not  necessarily accepted.  Kevelstoke. Dec. 13... mKV   .        .  * Clsy Clerk.  NOTICE  NOTICE I . HEP.KBY GIVEN that CO dsys  after date I Intend 10 apply to the Chief  (.'OKimis������loner of Lands and Works for per-  mii-lon lo purchase������J0 acres of land slluatb  In llie Yale DlMrlrt and Burnt Basin, marked  nut and describe, as follows. Beginning at a  po������t marked Initial Post, and "XV. X. Ellis'  North Ea. t Corner"; thence SsO chains Wf.st;  thence 40 chains koutb: tlience 80 chains east;  thence W chains north, .1 the place . of  beginning., 1.  Hated this 2fith day of'November, 1809.  )( W. E. ELLIS.  HARRY EDWARDS  Taxidermist  Deer Heads,   Birds, Animals, Etc., preserved  and mounted.  TIIIIID BTREET. KABTOFBCHOOLHOUBB.  Boer' vs. British  Chinamen vs. Steam Laundry  RF.v_f_.TOKj!, Dec. 13.���������[Clothes Line HpccfulJ  -I~.~~'iikcr says; The Surprise Steam Laundry  Is now pushing Into territory lately held by  tl.e Chinese. Wc nsk your support fof nn  Institution that means progress an.l material  benefit to the city. Our work Is now good and  guaranteed. Our prices are rocsonat.lc. Free  collection and delivery. Office cast o! Molsons  Bank.���������  A. McLean  ���������:DEALER IN:��������� '  Men's Women's and Children's Boots,  Shoes. Rubbers, Overshoes,  and Fancy Slippers.  _4'M"l"_*il"ll"l"M"l"l"l,**"M''>"l*'i"i'**j ���������  ICllman  i stationer  ������        , and  1 Tobacconist  +_|.+w.+1._l.1.1.^+1.++^.^^^.^^^.^^_l4  Men's Furnishings.  Hats and Caps,  Ready-Made Clothinp,  '   Gloves and MitA.  Corporation of the  City of   Revelstoke.  Court of Revision.  Notice Is hereby given that a Court of Revision for tlie Citv of Revelstoke will be held at  the office of the City Clerk, Revelstoke, B. C,  on tho 18th day of December, 1899, at tho hour  of iu o'clock In the forenoon, for tho purpose-  of hearing complaints against the assessment  as made for the year 1900 by tho Assessor, and  Ior revising and correcting the assessment roll  for that year.  Dated this 10th day of November, 1899.  C. E. SHAW,  89-100     ��������� City Clerk.  ..BUKER  !   OUR SPECIALTIES j  :   Children's Ironclad School Shoes. :  i    Ladles'   Kid  and   Satin   Sllppers-ttlf :  : colors, ��������� :  :   Men's Fancy Leather and Plusb Slippers i  ":   (Jcrman Felt Slippers. :  :   Tiger Brand Tallor-Made Clothing. r  :   Tiger Brand Underwear for Men.  ]   Currli's Ties.. *  GIVE US A-CALL.  Kamloops Store, Revelstoke Store,  Next P. O.  |i  McC_rty's Block  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Royal School of Mines, London.    Seven years  at  Morfa  Works,  Swansea.    17   years  Chief  Chemist  to Wigan Coal an.l iron Co.,  Eng.  Late chemist and Assaver, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon.  Revelstoke, B.C,  Wilson  HERALD  PATRONIZE  'XMAS ADVERTISERS  Maker of Men's Fine Clothing;  the season's novelties in imported  Woolen; Latest fashion plates ;  Fair1 labor and fair Prices J  Why not present yourself witli  ������ Cferi-taas Suit���������one that fits.  LOST.  On Wednesday morning, between the C.P.R'  Hotel and Bourne Bros.' store, a gold brooch iiy  the shape of a four-leaved clover, set with  pearls and a diamond in the centre,  returning thc same at the C. P. R.  be suitably rewarded.  .h  !!  Iv  Anybody- -vS  Hotel vvill  tf.  FOR SALE.  A. house containing 3 bed rooms, ball,,par-  Ior, sitting  room, dining "������om, Wtclien, ana / j  ,_,_... o r .. rj>_,~,    (j00(j garden.  woodshed.  room,  ' Lot 50x100.  ining 3 bee  >m, dining -    50x100.   Go(     _  J600 down, balance in monthly gW^g*  pavments.  WANTED  Good General Ser������ant at once,  per month to competent person "  Office.  Wages ?1&;  A,B. Herald. ���������  Wilson  '   CARPENTERS WANTED  Carpenters or Handy laborers -who can wor!*  a*.staging, Apsly tjo J, KXBKaGOJLK-  ���������f^>'i

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