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Revelstoke Herald 1900-03-02

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 /,  5  ^  -XeSTXIEID  T'WIO_-3-_^-W*E__3_<Z-,TTT__3S_D___-^-S   A1TD   _^_Rip_^^TS-  REVELSTOKE.B. C. FRIDAY, MATRCH '2, 1900.  $2.00 a Year in Advance.  RELIEF OF LADYSMITH  Dundonald With the Natal Carbs  Enters the Town.  Wc are getting ready  Stock  Taking  and   we arc   now   offering  very special inducements to  the public, in order to make  a clean sweep in some lines  and a  big  reduction in oar  stock in every line.     This  can be accomplished  by the  low prices and  good quality  we-are'offering.     No  room  here   for  many details, but  come   nnd   s?e  for yourself.  When  we advertise a sale  of this kind thejmblic cau'  rely upon its reality.     We  do just what we advertise.  THE ���������ARRIS0N AT LAST GASP  Through Disease and Lack of Proper  Drinking Wafer.���������Last Sunday Was  Kept as a Truce of God Around  Ladysmith.���������Cronje Has Left a Prisoner tor Capetown.���������Clements Recovers Rensberg- ���������Other War Notes.  PA.-tRD-B-iio. Tuesday Feb. 27.  ���������Gen. Cronje-surrender was chiefly  due lo the gallant night attack upon  his trenches by the Canadians and  Gordons.  London, Feb. 28,��������� Tho war ofllcc has  received n (lis-patch from Gen. Buller  aimouncing that Pieters' Hill, the  enemy's main position, wns magnificently captured yesterday and sixty  prisoners taken.  London, Feh. 28.���������Thc Queen lias  telegraphed to Gen. Buller ns follow :  I have heard with the deepest coiifei-n  of the heavy losses sustained hy my  brave Iiish soldiers, and I desire to express my sympathy and admiral ion of  the   splendid   fighting   qualities  they  \*������������������*jNH>������������������9MHN>������i������*������***������  v***********^^  W. G. R* Shirts  For only SLOO.  Neckties  Latest  .ivies. Nobbiest Patter.:!  Great Heel net ions to clear.  Ladies'  Undervests  Special Bargains  Boots and  Shoes  Great  Bargains,  to  cleat*  before  Mock-taking.  Boys  Footwear  Just in,"���������all sizes, all prices.  All Christmas  Goods Left  we are offering  HitCost  Special Sale  of Crockery  We have decided lo continue our  Special Crockery Sale tor a lew  diiys ...ore. Don't fail to Ret "lie  of our SjiT.i-O Dinner Sets, of 100  pieces.    Best value in town.  Cups and  Saucers  English  regular  dozen.  make,  Ilrst quality, tho  size,  only 00  cents   per  Fresh  Groceries  A Carload of assorted Groceries  now being opened up. The most  complete and varied stock now  on hand ever offered by ii-. The  latest delicacies in town ; some  of ' them especially . inviting.  When vou feel like hkving.snmie-  thing '-'for a change" drop in and  see our up-to-date Grocery line.  Wecun satisfy the inostfastidious.  We are Sole "Agents For  C. B. Hume & Co.  have exhibited throughout these trying operations.  V.\vetowx. Feb. 20.���������There are now  GOO prisoners at- Modder River, most, of  whom surrendered Ftiday and Saturday. They aie kept under guard  between wire fences. r.  I'AAKDEiii'-RG' (11 o'clock a.m.) Feb.  ���������~_  -Fiom information furnished daily  to     nit!   hy   the   intelligence   department, it became  apparent Gen.  Cronje's   totce   wni    becoming   more  depressed, and that   the  discontent of  the troops and the. discoid among J he  readers was  rapidly   increasing,    -his  tVeling   was   doubtless   accounted tor  by lhe caused  among  the Boer reinforcements,   which  tried  to relieve Gen.   Cronje.   on   be.ng_ defeated bv our troops on   the 23rd  inst.  lresolve*d  to  bring   piess'ite   to  bear  upon   the   enemy.      Each" night  the  trenches were pU-hed forward towards  lhe enemy's laager, so as  to gradually  coiiiruut his position, and at lhe same  time   I   bombarded   it   heavily   with  artillery,   which   was   ye.-eiday   materially aided   by   the   in rival ot four  six-inch     ll.iwilzeis,   which,   1     hail  oi tiered  from   De   Aur. * In   carrying  out ihese measures, a captive  balloon  ���������-live us meat assistance, by keeping us  '���������il'oimeil   of   the     dispositions      and  moves of the enemy.    At !' today  a   ino.-t   da.liing   advance   was  made  hy the  Canadian   regiment and  some  engineers,  .mvpuited    by   the-   _ irtjt  Go.i'on  Ilighlaiideis'and  theSecond  Sliropshires, lesulting  in  our gaming  a  point*  some.   C00   yards   nearer   the  enemy   and   within   SO   yards ot   his  trenches, where, our  men* entrenched  them*-elves and   maintained  their, position   till    morning���������a   gallant deed.  woil.hvofoi.i- colonial  comrades  ami  which"! am glad to say  was  attended  bv a  comparatively slight  loss.    _lns  npparentlv    clinched  milters,   tor'at  daylight today it lelter signed by Gen.  dome,  in   which   he   slated  that he  surrendered       unconditionally       was  brought to ouroulposts under a flag ot  lnic������    Inmyie.ply-I  told  Cronje  he  must present himsell at my i amp  and  that his fmce must come out  *)t  their  laager after laying  down   their arms.  1 Cron-jo will start this afternoon   under  charge of Major Prettyman,  who will  hand   him   over   In     Gen.  l'oreslier,  commander  at  Capetown,    lhe   prisoners, who numbered about-.000,   will  lie formed into commandos .under our  own officer-.   They  will   leave   today  reaching the Modder river louirnow,  when they will be railed Lo Capetown  in detachments.  Ottawa,    Feb. 28.���������Tho   following  wii-* leceived by Lold Minto from Lord  Roberts, dated   Feb. 27:    In  'the   very  successful   attack   made by the Royal  Canadian-regimenUnpoii  llu^n*-"...i  irenchesthis morning, lhe   following  casualties occurred:    Killed  are Pag..  Withy,    Oriiiiiiiil.    Johnston,    bcolt,  Wilheis.    Riggs.    Qninn.       lhe> * dO  wounded .ire   slight, y,  Hughes.  H.u  i-i-on. Sutherlnn.l, iMacDonald.  P  li,   Proux,    lUiv,   'llnerault,  Bagol,   Il.ill.uiil.  c'lVu\ m!"}?',lJZ  iniT McConnell. Brady. Harris. Petkey.  Sprngue.   Coombs,     Dut'iint.  Simpson.      Franshaw,        Donaghue.  Vickers. Holland, Wardill:    Hughi- is  a member of UOth or .Winnipeg,   lheii  aieUireeScotls in  the Canadian regi  incut besides Corp. Scott, ol   Vic*l.>ria  killed   on   lhe   18th.  0, It, Scott. 27th  Buttery.   B Company.   London; J. A.  Scott. OUnl Battery. F Company, Quebec: .1. B. Scott,  H. C. H.. I Company.  New Brunswick.   The Johnstons wi h  Canadians were  H. J. Johnston. 00th  Battery.  A Company.  Winnipeg; K.  J. Johnston. 27lh Battel y.B Company  London;   W.   Johnson,   D C.)uipan>,  Ottawa   and   Kingston ;  J.   Johnson,  and J. N. Johnson.   02nd   Battery,   E  Company N������w Brunswick; &. Johnson  03rd Battery. H Conipanv.   Hiilitax.  London, Feb." 28.-The'. follow.ijK-  despatch from Capetown to the Daily  Telegraph has the following: - There is  talk of peace iu the air. The English  organ of the Africander bund proposes  the formation of a conciliation committee, the object being of course to  save the Boer independence. '  While Lord Roberts was holding  Cronie at Paardeberg. it is understood  that'Gen.' French was marching to  ward Bl-eiiifont-iii.*" The effect of the  Paardebeig victory will probably be u  move northward of the Boer forces  south of the Orange river. .  At all the theatres and nuisic halls  the wildest enthusiasm was displayed.  Everywhire. patriotic pictures song*.  and allusions wen* applauded  to  me  "The tnorniiig papers are jubilant, hut  nil  warn the nation against over conn-  ' Ten thousand additional troops will  cto out nnd the effective force will lie  kept near 200.000 men.  The Boer reports (rom Sterks fapuril  way thnt the British, under General  Brabant, have occupied Jamestown, in  Cape Colony.   - ���������, .    .    .  London. Feb. 27.-The principal  features of the hattleof Paiiidc-hei g en  Sund.iy. 18t,h, were the Hgliting. anti  seir-saeriflce of the Highland . Brigade  and lhe impetuous chan*.'' on the Boer  ireuulies bv the Corn walls and C.inad.-  iiin. Lord' Roberts reports to the war  office today the British casualty list in  _..'*���������       .  Now for a Record  Breaker on  We want the last days of February to be a  Record Breaker for the month.   So far business  has been the best we have ever had for a Feb-  1  ruafv.    Our  Stock-taking  Sale  exceeded  all  I  previous records.   Jackets and Hosiery shared  *  in the enthusiasm of Bigger Trade.    Men s and  Bovs clothing contributed fascinating values  that few could resist.   Throughout the whole  Store there has been bigger sales and larger  business;   Of course we are pleased, and with  this satisfaction comes theinspiration for still  I  further achievement and wider usefulness for  1   March*   In the meantime the last days of Feb-  !*  ruarv is at hand and we {e'el'that we can afford  to deal liberally with visitors in the store on  that day, and we are going to dp it, Wednesday  should  be a February  record breaker  with  values such as these to induce quick and early  shopping.  non-commissioned  voniided.   including  27.J   Highlanders  50   p'-ii'i-   Men's Chrome.Calf,  laced ������������'J_<-**---ff:  *>!]������  hootr, siZes.Oi .to  10;  price  S.U,) and  **������������j.  ������ ��������� aSpairs1 W oiiieii's'' i. iced Bool.**.' new-si yl**_  and -lei-fet-t tittii.L': regular price $ .. bale price.-- _n  Women'.- Thick Wool German Felt blippers; regular  _hiWri*i_'������ Fancy  Felt 'siippe'i*".' ti<'"-"'k  soles; regular  price 00c*:*   Sale pike ' ���������   ��������� .-, ;��������� ������������������*'������[  filisseV   G._.-inai.  Felt  Slipper.-*,  sizes-II to J;  regular pric*e*75i*; now  ML-  Clothing Reductions  Men's Blue Black Denver Olnlli, Over.-i.-itB, good  weinht. sitigle-liieasted. fly front. Chesterfield sljle,  velvet* collar; selling to-day   fo.S13.50 .-. ..baiurdav-  .30 inch, soft finish. Si ripe FlafineleUe.  regular price 10c. a yard.    Sitiirday...'..  fast  colours!   7c  Youths 85 Suits  foi.--$3,75  Youths Three*Piece Suits, short pants, single-  hre.-isted.'-sacque shape, brown, and dark grey, all  wool OHimili-in tweed, Thdian. Cloth linings, wi*ll    Regular pi ice .$5 00; Hale price ." !>rf- '���������"  Men's Nightshirts  Men's Heavv Fliinellette Nighlshirts, collar attached  and iHiiket/pearl bulti.n-, double stitched seams, lull  length,     all sizes; regulaiCprice   SI. Saturday's puce   _., ion  For Stylish Costumes  Ot'irDi-essniakingParlois aie at your disposal and  for your convenience. Kv.-ry at tention given to your  orders. The latest Spring Fa.-h.on plates are ready  for inspection, whether you came to buy or not.  Yoii'll be interested in seeing them.     Fiee to all who  We have a grand stock of fine Dres-i Materials; including the nicest and newest goods .that fas* hion*.  latest caprices call fur. and you cert.-milv cant  such low pricing as we make on these slyhsh fabrics.  Furs and Hats  2>Lidios'   Sailor suit! Walking "U-tts.   iii  .ill ���������}"���������<  Hellinil todav at $2 00.    Saturday. - ��������� ������������������>};"���������  Greenland Seal Cape. 27 inches  long,   heavv  twilled  Italian Cloth lining*; selling today ..t$2._   Wednesdav  Ab.'ska' -alile B.iffV -eVli'ng today 'at -7.'.'.'.'..-.aurdayjs  [.lilU.assoitel   colors';   roguiar  priee  10c.   to  25c.���������  Stittu-day ...'  '> ac  I. Pepln-  Siebert,"  85c. White Sheeting  for 25c. V  72'inch Fine Bleat hert Sheeting, heavy f-milily,  pure Hnish; legMlar price 3oc. Satin day s price.  Men's Furnishings  Men's heavv grey wool socks, soft and warm: regular  price? 2 c. *������������������ Sale price Two Pair for 2d c  Men's Heavy Scotch Wool Undershirts, double-  breasted llibhed skirt and cuffs; regular t price $1.-0. -��������� !i,1UU  Ladies' $8 Jackets  for 86  this     battle,   721  officers and   men v  03   Canadians   and  ulreadv repcrted.    ��������� '  London. Feb. 27.���������It is now an- To  noimced Hint Lold lloberts has notified  the war office that the number oi Ins  prisoners approximates t.OOO of which  1,150 were citizens ot the Free State,  the remainder Tr.msvaiilers.  London. Feh. 27.���������In Lord Roberts  official report ol Cronje's surrender "s  "the following: At 3 a.m. to-day a most  dashing advance was made by the  Canadian Uegimeiit and some engineers, supported by the First Gordon  Highlanders ami the Second bhrop-  -.hires, resulting in our gaining a point  700 yards nearer the enemy and within  80 yards of Cronje's trenches, where  our men entrenched and iiii.intiiincd  I their posit ion till morning. This up-  parenllv clinched matters for atday-  light Cronje biirrenilered.  London, Feb. 27,-Tlie wat'office Im**  received the following .from Paan c-  berg; In a verv succesaful attack by  Hie lloval C.iumliiii.s this iiiornmg  Major Polletier was wounded and H  ineii killed ami 2!) wounded." JNo B.C.  men were among the number. Gen.  MacDonald is expected lo leturn to  duty in a few days.  London, Feb. 27.��������� 20 Transvaal ol.i*  cert) und <8   Fiee   Stalv. .officers   were  captured. Tlie guns capMued from tne*  Transvaal forces we.e  three   i-   centimeter Krnpps nml   nine  one-ponndeis  and   one   Maxim.      From    the  :.l<rei*  Staters ono Krupp and one Maxim.  I     LONDON, Mar. 1.���������The war ollice has  received the following  despatch   from  Gen.  Buller. dated Lyttlelons he.i.l-  onartcrs, March 1st:   Oen. Dundonald  with the N*.tal Carbineers  and a coin-  posile   reginicni   "entered    Lidysniilli  last night.   The  country -hetweeii me  and Ladvstuith is reported clear ol.the  enemv. "I am moving   on   Blelthorpe.  London. Mar. 1.���������Gen. Bul.ler s losses  in the four   attempts .to *get   General  While out aggregate 4.000.  Ladysmith was in < he deepest straits.  Charles VVillia.iis. tlie military expel t.  says 'that" Gen. White's Jotce was almost ut its last gasp. This was not so  much on account of any lack ol provisions ur. .ammunition, neither oi  which is yet cxhau-t-d. as bocatise of  the poisonous wilteifl of .the Klip river  and the effects of lhe heat on the terrain,in which the garrison must reside.  Even tho e who have escaped fever,  ilvsentry and diarrhoea ������.e in a state  nt" low vitality. They can still man  the trenches "and would probably have  hel>l theii* own against a last desperate  assault,hut they could initiate nothing,  fhc.-.-.vale-.of the Klip riyer is.not  available for, drinking and to boil it  was impossible because of the scaricty  ������ W.i -'.on Churchill,*n" a d'spatch'from  Colenso, dated Feb. 27. says; The condition   of  the wounded, who were mi-  tended on the hillsides on Sunday, was  so painful that Gen. Buller tent a flag  of tr.tce to - the   enemy  and it was ar-  raivHullhat throughout-Sunday   mm-   t  tury   .iiioven.en"--   should   continue '���������.>  both aides, hut that- there should be no  shontin '.    This ' truce "lernntiated * at  dusk  and  the' Boers   then   resumed a  riifiuiisIi.Hisketry.llre on  the British  left.   The attnc'k.wiis repulsed and the  H"hting   continued, vigorously.      ������ e  shall see who can stand the bucketing  be-t, British or Bneiv    .  London, Feb. 23-The war office has  received the following* despatch from  Lord Huberts, dated .Paardeberg ten.  28-Croiije with his family lett here  veslerdav in ��������� charge of Major Gen.  Prettyman and under tlie escort ot  thirty of the Imperial Volunteers  mounted bilirntry. L iter in . I he day  the remaining prisoners went mcharite  of the Fail of Krroll and escorted by  the Gloiicestcrs and a hunched Imperial volunteers. .The women and  children are being sent to their homes.  1 understand great dissatisfaction was  felt by the Boers at Cronje s retusal to  accept mv offer of a safe conduct to  the women and.children and medical  care for the wounded, 170 ot whom are  now in our hospital.        -��������� .*���������-   -       -  London.   Feb.  28:* S.OS   p.m.-Lord  | Huberts .-ilso cables:    llenshei g was re-  1 covered yesterday  by  Gen. C emei.ts.  London, Mar. l.-A special de-patch  from Capetown, dated Tuesday, says:  The Boers of Barkley K i*-t have  offered to surrender on condition   that  tlie  BOER FORCES MASSING  the    Southwest   of    Lord  Roberts at Paardeberg  OUR CAVALRY HOW IN TOUCH  Desperate Assault on Mafeking:.���������Buller  Has Entrenched Ladysmith tn Person.  ���������The Garrison on Reduced Rations.  ���������All the Country South Clear of  Boers.���������Lord Roberts Expresses His  Appreciation of Canadian Gallantry.  Pamiijeheho MAlien 1-The Boers  are repoited in foice to Ihe southwest.  The prisoners uru well and  cheerfnll.  Loniion M Alien I-When the news  of the relief of Liily.iiiilh was received  this morning London went wild with  joy. All hu-ines was at a standstill  and traiHc on lhe main streets was  blocked for hours.  A Capetown special announces IhaC  the Boers made a severe and protracted assault ou Mafeking onjthe 21th and  23th. They were repulsed wilh a loss  of forty killed and wounded. Thc-  British loss was 2 killed and _* wounded. .    .        ,,     :  Steuks Spruit Fku. 28-The Boers  admit that their losses when Brabant-  recaptured Jamestown were 80 killed  and 123 wounded and 300 missing.  London March 17.00 P. M.-Buller  wires from Melihorpe : "Just returti-  ?d from Ladysmith and the-whole'  country south of that place is clear o������  Boers." The gairison at Ladysmith  were on half a pound of meat per man  a day and will want, a little nursing  before lit for service.  PAAHDEHEltG, Feb. 2S.���������It is understood that some 7,000 Boers .lie concentrating on the British'front. -Tho  British cavalry is in touch with them  to the eastward and began skirmishing this morning. It appears that an  action was about to begin with the .  Boer reinforcements nt the moment of  General Cronje's surrender, but. Lord-  Roberts forbade it until all the prisoners should be "in safe keeping. .,   *  Lord ' Roberts addressed the Cana*-  dians,- expressing in the stronftest*  ternis and' appreciation of; then-  splendid work- and "courage and;  attributed to them the greatest share  of the Boer sutlender. , .  soft.  Men's and Boy's Suits  Men's Four-Buttoned. Single-Breasted Sncqiie Suits,  mire all-wool Canadian Tweed, brown shade**, in  checks, Italian Cloth lining, good trimming**, sizesi.j7  to 42; selling todav at ..12.      Now.*  .*.... .SM*.7nc.  Bov's Two-Piece" Suits.' short pants, made of diiigona  woven   Brown   Canadian  Tweed,   good    linings,   all  sues, selling to-day at 82 00. SatuidayV lirtip. ....$1.-0  Boy's Reefers wilh Storm Collar and tab for   throat  well lined; selling to-day at $5.   Saturday 18..-J.OO  Ladle*,' Jae kets,  in  fancy Bouc-le Curl   Cloth, lineil  maighont   will, best Italian cloth   d������.."hlo*l������.'e.������ ^  fronts  wilh     pearl   buttons;    reguhu*  lj.3.   baliiidji-/_  safety of the rebel Dutch is assured,  -.'ho-British,--how.c.ver.jnsi-t. on uncon*  ditional sut render,  I      L-sios".Feb.:'a?!-According' to   a  ������Pi      * '     '   * !  '  THOMSON'S LAH0IHG\'  A'Rather Belated Budget from "tha North  East   Arm.-Sh.ptn-nts' of   Beatrice,**,  Nettie L and Silver Cup Ore.-Social  Happenings in the Lake Towns.  Thomson's Landing, B. C. Feh. 19. -  We have had some very cold  weather  ;  here since   the  25th   of  January  the. -  thermometer   ranging   from    3-to. 7  below at times.   The roads are in very  good condition now for sleighing, as ���������  tho snow is about two feet deep.*  Craig -.- -Tillman have brought in  over 200 ton of Beatrice ore and 1,000.  sacks of Nettie L ore to the Lmdmg..  _>-dy D.-mev has brought in quite a-  number of tons of Silver Cup ore. The*  C P R, steamers, Kootenay .-and  Minto, have already taken out some-,  thing like 2o0 ton to the Trail smelter.,  and still the ore is coming .in and;  n'eit.g   piled   up   at  the   deep    water^  landing. '     ,     -     -    _ ,        ,  The Arm is fiozen over good and The steamer Lai-dean made  -h-rifist-trip-on-the-12th_aiuUon^the  $1.25 Silk Velvet  for 75c.  50 yards only Rich Lvofis Silk Velvet, very close pile.  Regular price $1.25  S iturd.iy * <���������*���������>-���������  ur tains an d Drap eries  $z.oo CURTAINS FOR ?i.5������.  We havo 50 pairs of Swiss aud Brussels Lace Cur  tains. 50 iucl'ics wide, three -pa.ds long in ������[���������������"������������������������ ,;;^1  Ivory, that are our regular .1>1.7*- and H,������.M lis.  These inelude several .1 illViei.t patterns, u. ot a I  each, and will be m.I.I at tins reducii m.  Sal urdi.y morning ' ���������!���������'���������"u  Chiidrens  $4 Coats for $2.50  Children's   Heavy   Beaver  Cloth'cets.  breasted.   Regular price $t; Saturday   doubhi-  ....$2 50  Ladies' Feather Boas  for 25c  A Cleanup in China  The odd and left, over pieces of Chin.*.ware. The  broken assortments of our open stock ol  Dmiiei w.i c  nd other lines that si,., ild'be out of the way  our new stock* is  disced.., arc  to  bo  cleared   out  ���������..respective ot cost, and it must be done within the  next few days. It will (.e*.������. half-l.cartr'd atte. pt  nn our part aud many  prices  will   hi*  half,   and.    ss  than   half   what we have    been asking,*  S.itinduy  moriling we eotnineiice this clearance sale.  _>aardeli-n_ mpecial despatch the Lana-  iliansweiefigliting   h������iid   to  1;;\ndl"   conditio,  the Boer trenches   when   Otonj*.' _ut-  ''"o-tt'"wa.' 'Feb. 23. -The Governot-  Generiil has received a cable from  Chamberlain offering Ins heaitycon-  irratiilations to Cinad.i on the noble  pint taken by the Canadians m  Roberts' victory. ,,,,,_.  London. Feb. ,2S.-Lord Kpberts  h-is forwarded hii ��������� additional list of  casualties during the three davs lighting ut Paardeberg. showing .12 killed,  82 wounded and 1 missing, including  7   ollieers  and   l   Canadian    privates  W_,oNn(')N, Feb. 23.-Buller seems to  he making some headway nn the way  to L*idysinilli. hut hi*, pi ogress is blow  and loss of men considerable. JUeie  are still considerable bodies of Boeis  on and under Bulwana mountain.  ��������� London, l<eb. *_.���������A de-patch from  Arundel says that the t.oops  have iiaair. occupied Itensbeig.  piAShBH-BO. horses  are now thoroughly rested and we are  fully iittioned. The Boer pri-niiei-.  both Free Staters and 'lraiisv.rilcts.-  ������eeui convinced that the war.must end  now in a British'. victory. 1 ney seem  equally convinced that when ��������� the  I British get to Pretoria some foreign  power will interfere.     . -_,__._'  ' London, Feb. 2S. - It is rumored tha t  Gen. French went through from I aar-  ilelierg,rhefore Cronje siirrendered, on  his w.Tv to Bloer-fontem. >o iiientjon be'en made of hi in for the last rew  iluvs.  13th several parties crossed the ice on  skates.'The   ice was   then in  a fine-  for skating   from   here to  Airowl.ead.   There w...s a number of  Revelstoke people,, intending  to cotne.  down for a good long sk.ite on Sunday,  but snow   began   to   fall   on   Friday  evening and continued all day  Saturday, so they concluded  that Hie rink  was good enough.  On the 20th of January tho litizens  of Cunaplix .to the capacity of two  four hot* . faleigli loads,, drove round  to the Landing and paid Mrs. I.  W. Grahame. of the Pin.-pectors  Rxclu.nge a short Word was at  once sent around to the residents oE  the Landing and a vei __pW*_.mL time,  was spent.    On Wednesday evening.  >������ . tV_>  ["1^   ill" _.   ������������������ - <���������  Feb. Mill, the residents  of  \^^^^^000^0^ ^^^^^^  During Lent Rev. Dr. Paget will  give a special of sermons every  Sunday morning and evening.  Miss Miirciitt will deliver a lecture  eetitled ������ The Way of the Cross " with  stereopticon views in the Methodist  Church Saturday night at 8 o'clock  Lewtus and Reid the Evangelists will  sing- "    , ].  The Trout Lake Topic of the 24tli  reports that search parties were then  out to look for Andy W.ud.  who left  Ferguson for his cabin at the head  of   lftlJllsnt.a  a  u.,,.���������^ _.-    - -  -  Ten Mile early in January, and* never   t,mt we pet the ���������������*���������*������&,1*-  t.o all ���������.l������i.-arances reached there. | London, Lng., at . p.m, eic.> d..y.  the  Linil-  ii^coiVt-Uiledioret'iirii   lhe ������������"P>-m-  ,.���������*t by driving around to.Comapl.x   t  If. Mate  of   the   Queens   hotel,    with  three sleigh loads  of   om-   -im   loving  Ud- nnd g������ve Ooranpl.-*   ������  B������o.l   "1     .  rushioned   Minn ise.     There   were   all  together about 00 people and  dancing   ;.  commenced at i. P-   >>>���������   and. continued-  until:-...   m.   with   intermissions   for  b,nch-.itl2 a. m,  and  when  time  for< -  leaving     came,    everyone    expressed-*  Ihcmselves as having a  very  pleasant  tnAIr. and Mrs. Craig  and Miss   L-*-'*?"..  Valentine,   sifter of  Mrs.-Craig,   left  for   Revelstoke   this   morning,   they  being the first to cross on the  ice   ttiis _.  season with a leam. -     ,  We  are anticipating a  very  lively   ,  spring andsunimer.   already  we  he.ii-  the-Siws   and hamiueis  at  work, on-  two new residences, one being  erected  by Messrs. & McKnv, the other .  being built by Mrs.  M.  Hamilton,   of  ChiUiwack, - who.  intends   running   a.  Uuiidry here. .  Mis.  Mabel   Thoni-on. daughter   of  W Thomson,  has returned from  the  coast where.she has  been attending  .  school for the Piist five years. ._  ��������� Wi- have had no niail.s.nce the __tli  Iand it is now the 21st.  Messr_.   Kinmaii    &    Curry    have  leased the telephone line from  Airow-  haad to Tioiit Lake.   They  have es-*  Itablished   a  despatch  office   here.   so.������  t - ��������� J���������'-*��������� F,foi:i Revelstoke   Herald  Published in the Interests  of  Revelstoke, Laredau, Blq JJ_u'i, Trout  ___ke,  Illlcillewaet. Albert  Canyon,  . Jordan    Pass    and    Eagle  Pass Districts  '__. JOHNSON ��������� ��������� PROPRIETOR  A Semi���������Weekly Journal, published  tn the iiiieresis of Revelstoke and  l_e surroui_uin_ districts, Wednos-  . flays and -Saturdays, making closest  -onnc-ciions  with  all  trains.  Advertising Kates: Display ads,  |L5u per men, single column, W.OO per  tnclic when inserted on title page.  BLegal ads, 10c per Inch (nonpariul)  line lor Ural insertion; Cc for oacl*  'Additional insertion. Reading notices,  10s per line each issue. Birth, Marriage and Death notices, free.  Subscription Rates: By mail or  earner, Ji per annum; $1.-5 for six  mouths, strictly in advance.  Our Job Department.-THE HF.RAT.D  Job Department is one of the best  equipped printing offices in West  Jk-ooienay, and Is.'prepared to execute  all kinds of printing in first class  style at honest prices. One price to  ajl, No job too large���������none too small  ���������-*for us. Mail orders 'promptly attended to. Give us a trial on your  next order.  To correspondents:    Wc  Invito cor-  _-.  eiillty  suroundlng  Revelstoke.    "In ��������� all  cases   the   bona   fide   name    of    the  ���������wrlier   must   accompany   manuscript,  ������ut  not  necessarily for publication.  AddreRs  nil communications  _"      RCVKLSTOKE   HERALD   o   Notice to  Correspondents  1. All correspondence must be lep-  fcly written on one side of the paper  only.  2. Correspondence containing personal matter must be sign-id with the  ���������proper name ot tho vrrltor.  a.   Correspondence    with     r������.fi.ranco  to any  other  publication    .._���������    -   . - .  can  appear in THE HER.M.n  in 1893 and only 8 per cent in 1892.  The crop now being handled is tho  best, except in 1S9_, in any ot tho  years sho-wn in tho record. The export of' wheat���������Including Hour���������for  tho 1SDS crop is placed at 23,000,000  bushels. The estimated exportable  surplus of the 1899 crop is placed at  35,000,000 for Manitoba and the Territories.  The Orange river will in future  ho known as tho Boyne, now that  Colonel Sam Hughes has become  adjutant general there.  Dr. McEachran evidently believes  that it is not advisable to look a  gift horso. in the mouth, and consequently omitted to examine the teeth  of some of   the   horses   submitted to  him.       .  Canadian twang:     "One of them 'ero I would pity one at least out of a'large  mewls,   sir,   stutters   with     his    hind |and interesting group of 75.     -..pined  feet," and ho pointed to the dlsrepu  tablo cause of the whole trouble.  "Stutters with his hind feet?" repeated the English ofllcer, and a dazed  look came Into Ills eyes. Then the  mules    started    stuttering again,  and  one. 'In. fact lie was forced upon nn_.  A low dozen muu of some hue regiments, _ork or Norli.u.nbei-iaud, 1  think,' were also of tliai syminuiii-Uo  lurn of 'mind, and Uiey hau _ut t__er_  ' nt-st.      1   would   like   to  bpeaic    rigia  he   understood,   for   he   compiirnented,! here   without   disparaging Hie   diseii  me  on the expressivenss of  the Can-\ hue   of  the .l_.rit.__ii  army  in  general  1*0 correspondents: we mvu. v-.-  Bponiience on any subject of Intor-  t to the general public, and desire  --iinit>  crirresnonUent   In   every  lo-  ���������.hing'thaV'has aPP-ared  In nn-  If the B.C. legislature held its sessions in Kentucky instead o������ "Victoria Joo Martin would likely he  under tho daisies, provided Cotton  could shoot as well witli a gun as  Martin cau with his mouth.���������New  Denver Ledge.  Tho   following    local     items     aro  clipped from the Mucleod Guzette:  "Dr. McEachran, as previously  advertised, arrived iu town yesterday  morning, and spent the day purchasing horses for tho Strathcona contingent.  "Dr. McISaclirau . purchased some  CO head of horses hero yesterday  morning, and left for High River.  "Mr. A. H. Eel-ford, ot High Rivor,  was  In  town yesterday."  A DAY WITH   CANADIANS  ANOTHER  LETTER   FROM  ,.   LEWIS SHAW.  A CANADIAN HOSPITAL  SHIP  ������������������������������������'A.-   the requestor a C-fn-espodent   at  Livingston,   Southern     Alberta,   w_  ���������"rii-lis- some particulars in regard to  a movement  started  in  Toronto    to  flfluip  and  send  out a hospital ship  ������   South   Africa.      The    project   is  B-tag strongly advocated by theMail-  Hmpire,  through th.   editors  of    its  "Woman's   page.     Major Keeter,    of  Toronto  has   subscribed   ?1C00   as   a  -tarter and Uforts are being made to  ������������������.erganize a: r_prcsentaUve   committee  to raise more funds.    It is proposed  to  name  the   lloatlng  hospital   the  "Maple  Deaf.''    Tlio   estimated   cost  for six months Is $150,000.  .Our Livingston correspondent  .-Tites: "I may Bay that Major  i_e_ter is a gentleman ot large  means and good standing In Toronto,  late. surgeon In the British army,  taring served with distinction in the  Egyptian and Indian wars. Such, a  __������'.riotic object should not be he  Btected and' no time should be lost '*  taking  it up  and thus    providing  How  the    English    and  Fraternize  CHARLES  CanaJians  De Aar, January . 13, 1900.  PA i 1 lull-     _-j^_u       ' atected and' no time should be lost in  taking it up and thus providing in  the best wav for our countrymen in  South Africa." ������  The Herald agrees with its corres-  Bondent that the object is a most  -fCorthy ono, but unless .some million-  ���������wfre philanthropist comes to the res-  rue with a donation of 5.100,000 or  _150,000 it is to bo fearad the -Maple  __e_f> will not materialize. Canadians  generally have already given generously of their means in connexion  .Kith the war. Much as we should  lite to se_ a Canadian hospital ship  sent out we know no practical way  to Its accomplishment-except through  tbe possible -. munificence of some of  ���������ur money magnates.  MAJUBA AVENGED  The war despatches from .South  Africa today (Tuesday) bring, news  _T Lord Roberta' brilliant victory over  Qeneral Cronje. and the capture ot  the famous Bo=r general and his entire army. The fact that this great  success of British arms has taken  place on the anniversary of Majuba  ���������qrtll make it all tha more acceptable  to the man in the street who be-  Heves in the principle of "an eye for  an eye and a tooth for a tooth."  Lord Roberts' magnificent strategy  has' had its ample reward .and he  Sas succeeded so far in fully carrying out every detail of his original  plan of campaign.  When the main incidents of the  Boer war come to be written by the  Historian, it will hare to be conced-  --  *sd.._.that_ihere exist but few instances  of the magnificent courage^and'figlit--  ing ability shown by the Boer gen-  ocal who today ... is a prisoner in  General Roberts' camp. Relentlessly pursued, driven to cover, outnumbered and surrounded, he maintained a defence which has already  KOa for him the admiration of his  enemy. His surrender was not made  until every means of defence was e_-  __.usted, and reflects ho dishonor  upon him and upon his gallant followers. That he will receive generous  treatment-"at tho hands of his victorious opponent goes without saying.  Although General Buller has suffered heavily in hiB attempt to re-  Hove tho beleaguered garrison at  __dyBmith, ho has made a dogged  _-va_co and according to the latest  reports has already begun the attack on th- last Boer line of defence,  a'ho British have now, however, the  advantage all along the line and the  news of c-ho relief of Ladysmith may  b_  expected at any  moment.  DRAIN TRADE STATISTICS  Tha annual report of tho Winnipeg Grain Exchange has been issued  in pamphlet form with the usual  statistical information added. Th������  total grain storage capacity, according   to   the    Commercial,   including  Canadian Lake Superior terminal  elevators anil points west thereof, is  I������_aced at 20,908,000 ..bushels, showing  an-increase of over 950,000. bushels  a year ago. The capacity of flour  mills in Manitoba and the Territories is placed at 10,230 harrels per  day. This does not include the large  mill of the Lake of the Woods Milling company at Keewatln. Tho average capacity of oat meal mills is placed at 750 barrels per day, there  being four oat meal mills in Manitoba and one; at Edmonton, in Alberta. About 8,000,000 bushels of the  wheat crop of 1898 were inspected at  Winnipeg. Up to the end of December  last the large quantity of 17,369,410  bushels of the wheat crop of 1899  had been inspected at Winnipeg. The  large increase in inspection Is due  to the new regulations making inspection   at    Winnipeg    compulsory.  The quality of the crop in 1899 is  shown to be high; 72 per cent grading No. 1 hard; compared with 35M>  per cent in 1898; C4 per cent in 1897;  55 per cent in 189C; 31. per cent in  1895; 76 per cent-in 1894, 53 per cent  There was the buzzing sing song of  a mosquito as X lay half awake wondering    where he   would    light;    the  warn_ morning   air   camo   gustily   in*  through the open tent door, with half  closed eye a I saw in the distance the  rocky hills, i and  the sound  of  voices  that  had   the  accent   that  Canadians  are  developing with   their  nationality  was around  me.     The  mosquito buzzed on, and 1 thought I was In Canada in  the  gladsome    summer    time1.  ".Reveille  has  gone  an  hour  ago,  get  up,"   said   a  voice   that   didn't  dispel  the illusion, and I dreamily  wondered  why  they   used  military    phrases   in  Muskoka,   'til  the mosquito  got in  its  deadly work, and I awoke to find myself in the  camp  of  the : Royal  Canadian   regiment   at   Belmont,   on   the,  line of communication with the Kimberley   relief    force,   and   I   felt   very  much at  home and  murmured:      "Go  on, boys,  and  talk, and give ''.om_ lots  of   'h's,'   millions    of   'h'a'"      I   have  been two months with   English    regiments  and   I'm   short    on     aspirates.  Talk   on..     r   have been  taken  for  a  Yankee and my English corrected by  a   press   censor,   so   let   me   hear   my  own tongue.the soul moving Canadian  language   once   more    before    I  die."  And I curled myoslf under the blankets and they talked.   ��������� I had brought  the latest  Canadian  papers,  and    some other things, and I was;welcome. Interlarded "with, tho news'.of  the camp were discussions : on th-  newf. "in" the.C.'i.naflli-.i papers;-HukIi  John Macdonald's victory in Manitoba  was the piece de resistance.  They Talked Politics.  And then they talked polities. -Now  I hadn't come up from De Aar without leave to hoar a'political discussion  and have the'. Manitoba school: question threshed out on the South African karoo and be convinced that I  was perfectly well aware that you  can put a uniform on a Canadian,  and an overcoat and a knapsack on  top of that and bind him tip with pipe  clayed belts and he is a Grit or Tory  Just the same. Sir John Macdonald  was wont to say, that there was more  politics to the acre In Canada than  in any other country in the world.  And Sir John Macdonald knew the  Canadian people. Aa for the English  Tommy Atkins, he seldom, if ovesri  talks politics. He '.was and is down  on Gladstone, for he believes that the  G. O. ���������'���������__.'��������� was a "peace at any price"  statesman, but the subtleness of the  Manitoba school question would havo  no charms for Tommy. In five minutes our tent was divided Into two  political nnrtles, and T browsed quietly around camp for news.  De Aar, where I am laying in wait,  for Lord Roberts' plan of campaign  is beyond doubt the most objectionable place in South Africa. ,;. Where  nature, by way of sand storms, heat  and dirt, has failed In making It a  hades on earth, the' military authorities and 'martial', law: have completed  by^vexatious-ruies-and-pett*!__omcifl-l-  lsm. Modder river has ��������� drawbacks  as regards sand and heat and militarism, but it has the' only decent  grovo of trees and the only place a  man can have a swim north of CaPe  Town::on: the western side ot Cape  Colony. But the weary waiting in  the facia of the enemy becomes unbearable at times. Belmont is better,  but It la distinctly no paradise. To  me It was of a certain amount of  Interest, for the last time 1 had gont-  over the ground, the veldt showed!  the slowly moving lines of  Khaki.  The Kopjes Blaze  wilh quick tiring rifles, and there wan  tho rattle and roar of . Lee-.Metfords,  Mausers, and thirteen pounders;. ther-  was the- swirl, the pulse-throbbing excitement of buttle. To the Canadian  regiment the oppressive calm ot' tne  African Karoo, with Its* almoHt uncanny absence of animal llfo, except  that which man himself affords, must  have been monotonous and trying to  the extreme. A month of It, with  Its dreary round of guard and fa-,  tlgue duties, would have heen maddening to mo. Luckily the Canadian  regiment in mado of different stulT.  They stand It like men.  That a Canadian is an unknown  quantity to the Imperial ofllcer and  man ia neither here nor there. There  is one thing he does not'understand,  and that is the Canadians are dead  anxious for a fight. It seems to  savor almost ot blood-thirstiness Ui  hear when knocking around the Canadian camp the expressions of piteous desire to have a. "scrap" with the  Boers. The Canadian seems to be  hungering for it. He will get it.  .The .manner of the. Canadian soldier  and his" beautiful language bewilders  the ordinary Imperial ofllcer.' There  was <*_ ten string mule team in trouble  as an ofllcer of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and I worei  strolling past the railway station at  Belmont. A fractious mule was endeavoring to. make rlftsr In the blue  canopy overhead with those peculiar  hitching kicks that the mill- ha.,  made peculiarly his own. A group  of Canadians were listening with)  wrapt and admiring attention as the  native driver tallied forolhly Ir  three or; four aboriginal ���������. languages-l  between the lashes of his tfirrlblo"  whip tn the long eared disturber of  Her Majesty's transport service,  "Here, now.- what's Ihis. now? What's  the meaning of this?" said my companion, becoming very much the  officer as three or fnut- tntilen gotl  tangled up In a confused heap ot\  c*nrs. bodies, leers, hfirness, blannheniv  whifile-trees, whip lashes, brays and'  kicks. "Here now, what does this  mean?"  The Heels of Five Canadians,  came smartly together las thev stood  at "attention." five hands went up  in the salute, and one remarked, without changing a muscle of his face,  and  with    that,   inimitable    westecni  adian  language.  There is a story going the rounds  of tho camps, barracks, messes and  canteens of South Africa, from Durban to Modder Kiver, and is a tit-bit  at Cape Town dinner tables. When  the flro was hottest at Sunnyside, and  the Canadians and Queenslanders  were moving forward from cover to  cover on <tho Boer position, tho Toronto company camo to the verge of  400 or 500 yards of .open veldt without  a vestige of rook to give shelter. The  Queenslanders were pressing forward  on their left on better ground. It  was necessary to get over that open  space under the heavy fire on the  run. There was hardly a pause when  a sergeant yelled out; "Double up  like -���������, boys, or there won't be a-  -��������� Boer left. Those Queenslanders  want the earth." I should like to  have seen  that race.  No wonder the Canadian  is an  unknown quantity to the English officer.  I   saw    rather    laughingly    illustrated   ono  day   In   Cape   Town.      I   had  known   the   Canadian    In���������no    matter  what city���������and If he hadn't boon such  a sterling good fellow he   would have  been  laughed  at as an  Anglo-manlnc  of the dandy order.     Ho was a howling swell  In  his limited  sphere.      Ho  wns the Inst man ono -would suppose  who  would   shoulder   a  rifle  nnd   endure  the   discomforts   of  active   service.     But hero ho wan a full private  In   the   ranks.,   drawing   a   shilling   n;  day.'living   on    army    rations,     and  Hwnarlng because his regiment, wnsn't  given    an   opportunity   to    slnughtor.  Boors   from   daylight   until   dark.   ITn  lold   me  he  wanted   to  blow ' hims-.lf.  whether   ho thought  that  I Was  past  master of   the art  or  merely  wanted  a companion, he asked me to join htm  as ho was free for the day.      t knew  Ills   weakness.      "For   heaven's   sake,  lot us forget the misery of that voyage, and those   beastly fatigues   and  guards   for   one  day.      Lot   us    have  dinner at Mount Nelson and live once  more."      Now Mount  Nelson  hotel  is  tho     Waldorf-Astoria,      Queens     and  Windsor rolled into one, and combines  tho   aristocratic    exeluslveness     of   a  private hotel in London,: with a military   swagger .and   dash   due   to   the  times.     The  waiters  looked  down  on  anything, less   than   a   major,   and   a  civilian,   if  he hasn't  at  least  three-  quarters of a million. I explained this  to  my friend and  his  eyes  glistened.  I     was  putting     coals to the     fire.  VTlioy will know or think we are just  from the front, and'wo can go as we  are   .They    won't   know    I   am   a  private," he said drawing himself up.  "All  the  officers  at  the    front    have  taken    off    all    the    marks    of    their  ranks."      And   I   remembered  that  It  was considered  very. much  the   thing  for young officers to come   down from  the  front In campaigning outfit,  with  ���������Incipient  beards  and   the    marks    of  battlefield  and camp.;    It-was a sort  of a wild  heroic pose,  and    I also remembered  that you got a remarkably  good -dinner  at.   the    Mount    Nelson.  The Canadian's  face fairly, glowed as  he studied  the bill  of fare���������he is', one  of* the   few   men   who   know  how   to  order a dinner���������arid glanced around at  the evening dress of the men, and the  gleaming while shoulders and:.beautiful toilettes  of  the ladies,  for    many  ot London's smartest set are in Cape  Town   this  winter.   The   Canadian; felt  very  much   at  home.      Entering  the  handsome  dining  room   I   saw   a  man  who I had known very well 'on board  the  Carisbrooke  Castle    coming    out.  He caught "my eye,  came over, seemed to be glad  to meet me again,, and  I asked  him to sit down with  us.    He  was    in   uniform,  and    my    Canadian  friend, soldier he is to the heels of the  ammunition hoots, was about: to stand  to attention and salute till I whispered "sit tight."  Canadian - and Britisher.  1  introduced "them  as "tne" 1-ton.' Ml*.   ,   of   Hussars,    and    Mr.  of  the     Canadian     regiment.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY./  if^df^kf-Jf-JF^fdJ?-^-^^^-  regarding    the   meritorious    huun    oi  olucurs after a suceussiul engagement  allowing a erlain    aruouiii  allowing  their men a ceriuin amount  ui'iuvn  up  as  if  on  paraae  and  held  there���������until. the special correspondent;,  got through iuvesugating the eneniy'h  quarters.      Let them  louse in half an  hour,  and  then I'll guarantee  nouoily  caii accuse  "a brutal    and    licentious  soldiery" of looting unless they curry  away the kopje.     There was one solitary steeu  left when  I came up.  He  didn't seem  to .have    a  friend in  tlie  wide, wide world.      Nobody seemed to  want him  ,but I looked  at  him,  and  my heart glowed within me.     He was  the perfect embodiment of the cayuse  or  Indian  pony  of    the    prairies    of  western America.     It made me homesick to look at him.     His very grunt  as I swung into the saddle seemed a  voice from    home.      After    a' painful  hour's jaunt I  tied him  to   the  wire  fence near  my  tent,   and  during  the  process of getting grub and the tired,  half  sleepy    after    dinner    smoke,   I  dreamed dreams about that pony. How  I would  feed him  up,  and from  my  western   knowledge   of ��������� tho   supernatural cunning of tho animal, I felt that  I would  soon outwit outposts, patrols  and rival correspondents. For 1 know  the cayuse, and that   was one if ever  thero was.     And I looked out of tho  tent door  to  verity  my  opinion.    He  was   gone���������vanished���������disappeared���������vamoosed.      "Untied  the bridle with his  teeth; old trick," I thought as I .went  out.     But  no,      Far  away  over  tho  veldt  In   the; glimmering  sunshine,   1  could  soo   my  horse,   my  own   horso,  moving at a quick amble, and he had  a Tommy,   a live  Tommy,  In   tho  all  pervading,   non   Identifying  khaki,   on  his  back,   and  I  knew   that  before   I  should arrive In-tho cavalry lines that  pony would have    chnngod hands    at  least 19 tlmcB, and that my horse, my  own   horse,   was   gone   forever.      But  as I turned towards my tent 20 or 30  Uoer prisoners passed.      I looKed    at  the   bowed   heads    and   sullen     faces  and clothes, soiled and torn with days  and   nights   on   kopje   and   veldt,   for  they were of the poorer farmer class.  And    as  they    marched    with    backs  towards    the    state  they    loved    and  fought for so well, I loBt all sense of  J....S-- _.���������.������-,.,.ir���������r it. nrtvf>nture with a  (NCORPOBAT-D16T-1  Our.  The  Revelstoke Herald  (SEMI-WEEKLY)  humor regarding an adventure with  horse which might have been  one  of  those   poor   devils    only   contribution)  to a cause  for which    he  had    now  given his liberty.  CHAItLES  LEWIS   SHAW.  RIVAL  BEAUTIES  Paul Kriiger is not a handsome  man. It is said that he is, the ugliest  man in tho Transvaal, but one day  ho met one which he; considered his  match. Being      out      on.      the  veldt shooting, he fell in with an  Irish Outlander of ferocious appearance, whom he immediately covered  with his  rifle.  "Oi, say," says the Hibernian, "phat  be yez goin' to do?''  "My people," replied Oom Paul,  "told me if I ever came across an  uglier man than I was, to shoot him.  And I think' I have found him."  "Well," said the Hibernian, after a  good look at Kruger, "shoot away,  for" it I am as ugly as you I don't  wan   to   live."  AN  ALARMING RUMOR  Discount  &������iI0  m   ���������   ���������   ���������  Is still going on   and  there   are   still   bar/  gains to  be  obtained  in Dry Goods.    Hundreds    of   our   c_s<*  tomers   have    taken  advantage of the low  prices we ��������� are   now  quoting and they are  still buying  Between now and the  1st of March you will  save money by com**-  ing to us.  Hudson's Bay Stores  CALGARY.  Is the leading newspaper of  tho great mining districts of  West Kootenay. It gives all  the latest mining, telegraphic and local'news, written up  In authentic, reliable and read  able articles from unquestionable Information. It enjoyi  a large circulation and is consequently unequalled -B *_  advertising medium In! tfaa  Seld in which, it Is _u_liB__-.  Subscription $2,00 Per HniiiM  |1,25 For Six Mouths,  Strietlit in Htace,  It takes a foremost place In  the race; for prominence and  popularity -with - busincs*  houses and as! a consequence  does more business with  those requring printed ; stationery and office supplies than  any other printing   establish  ment tn Eastern British Cel-  nmbia. The class ot irork  turned out has been pronouB-  ced equal to any thing Of th_  hind executed In the lar_������  clties by much larger print-  erics.    .  Job Printing Department  They- looked at each other for.;;; about  two seconds, and I was no longer in  it. They were built for each other.  Fate Intended that. they should meet.  The swaggering: haw-haw ofllcer of a  crack cavalry regiment and the Anglo-maniacal, swell young Canadian  private got along beautifully. They  haw-hawed, played golf, talked about  people each knew, lied, talked about  tailors, actresses, wines and ���������������������������.'��������� cigarettes, ordered the waiters about, criticized'", the ladies' . gows, fished, shot:  and talked dog and horse and the  present "beauty show"���������and I went*  on with my dinner. I admired my  countryman. The wine had circulated pretty freely, but the more, they  drank the. more they haw-hawed and  lied.' and became sworn friends, and  exchanged addresses. V It was���������������������������'particularly funny, for they were both*  men above the ordinary Intelligence,  andw-hat enjoyment they took out of  it mado me wonder���������between courses.  Tt was over our coffee and cigarettes,  in the smoking room, when the denouncement came. My host had beeu  introduced to two or - three-; field  officers and a major general and we  were grouped together. The: Hussar  looked over his coffee cup.: and between the whiffs of his Egyptian  murmured: "Do you find much)  difficulty In an Irregular corps like  yours, you know.with your men? Hard  to manage, you know?" "In the first  pl_ee.-!-^satil���������my���������frier.dv^and���������I���������could  tell by the look in his eyes and the  tone of his voice that the wine had  gone around just once too often."th-.  Royal Canadian regiment is not an  irregular corps, and in the next, placi*.  I haven't any men to manage except  myself, and that keeps me busy. TTtfu.  see. old chap. I am only a private."  The eye glass dropped from the  other's eye. and the rot of the group  looked on In quiet amusement. "Well,  now, really, by Jove! I thought yotir  Canadian regiment was made up of  pcouts or something or other, you  know. r-.ning tn fight the Bo'-rs  Indian  f-flilon. you  know."  "For that rn.UK-r," said 111" Canadian, b'-ooinlntr vory miifh Cnnndlnn,  a*. h*������ ro?i.-. to :<ay good-hy*'. "I gu**x*4  wi������'|i (lcht th" any old why thnt will  do th*  moat good."      And   tlrny  will.  Independence, Brandon, is respon ._, ...  sible for the follojving: It is report-1 veldt,  ed In Winnipeg Liberal circles that  it is tbe intention of the Dominion  government to sell to an American  syndicate the "Indian" reserves "at  Moose   Mountain.  The price offered is exceedingly  low, but- the whole affair is so mysterious and improbable that it is  here reproduced; as  a rumor .'..only.  The; reserves contain' about 46,000  acres, for which the Indiana, it is  said, are willing to receive about ,16c  per acre, and to go on to other reserves but astonishment is expressed that tenders are; not asked for  bids against this : syndicate; because  if the reserve is sold ; it would be  very easy to obtain the average price  of the lands around it, which is $3  an;acre, whereas the syndicate, it is  said, are only ' offering. 90c.  Let us hope the reports are untrue.   -o   'Prisoners from Nicholson's Nek  were sent up to Pretoria in first-class  sleeping carriages.  The Scots Greys have been very,  busy sponging,: all, their grey : -horses  withCondy's fluid; which makes them  a simply perfect khaki color.  Tho most useful present that can  be made to a friend in the Imperial  Yeomanry Is a good field glass, which  is    invaluable    for    scouting  on    the  In a circular just issued by the C,  P.I".., advertising their route to Cape  Nome, it; Is stated; that the ^Imperial  Limited 100 hour; service across the  continent will, be re-established :. in  June. It is probable that,the same  time card as scheduled last summer  will be used. There will also be a  train on Sunday and Tuesday;from  the   east.  Is equipped with tho latest  faces In type designs and all  work entrusted to The Herald  Is handled by exprienced  ���������workmen who thoroughly understand the proper use of the  material at their dlspoelH.  .The Herald does not claim _������  he the only printing house in  the district but It does claim  to be  First blood In the Transvaal war  fell to the Boers on October 12, an  armored train on the way;: to",': Mafeking being attacked and. disabled,- and  the little force captured.   *  Of every 103 shots which will strike  some soldier.43 will, lodge in the legs.  33 shots will lodge in the arms, 22  strike between; neck: and waist, one  In the neck,; and . 11. shots some.;part  of the ��������� soldiers' heads.  The country around Ladysmith, on  the Orange' Free ��������� State border, is flat  till it .reaches: the foot hills of the  mountain range; and there is -little!  cover on the veldts the ,crub, ihdeed,  being of the scantiest.  Major Thorneycroft, who commands  tho i irregulars known ;_ as Thorney-  croft's Horse, received from members of his family, as a Christmas  present, two Maxim guns, 20,000  rounds of ammunition' and a number  of field glasses.  The bicycle : has ' been .'��������� suppressed as  a war measure in the Transvaal.  They discovered that cyclists, unfriendly to the Boer government were stealing out of the. towns: and fixing dynamite cartridges on the railway  lines.  Nearly the whole South African  plateau Is covereji - with ia' long, slender grass, which, under the fierce sun,  is often as dry as tinder. Nothing  can live in a veldt fire, and In Its  passing it leaves a desert. Under  the cover of the smoke that arises the  Boers .can utilize that strategy for,  ! which they are famous.  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"Wot d'ye think o' that?" 1  didn't think anything, except to bo  sorry for the poor beggar, who never  said anything more than: VI wonder  Townle, wot the little girl will"; think  of-me 'opplng round .,on one; leg."  "Think," answered the' townsman.  "Think; Gr-dsakes, man, it's a shillln*  a day pension for Iife.": And as .the  blood, which could not be staunched,  gushed forth'.'anew, I wondered if the  women of England, yes, and Canada,  knew what war, which they deemed  so glorious, really meant. Six feet  of splendid manhood going back on  one leg to the little girl In far off  England who was his only: thought  while the bullets whistled over him  and the pain of his wounds wrenched  his soul.  "There's their bloomin' "osses," said  some one pointing to a bunch of 75  or 100 saddle horses In the lift of the  valley.    MT wish  I  'ad one and  bo a    cavalryman   for ���������once.";     So  did  I. ��������� '������������������"Wo had been on the march and  climb ��������� for.'eight''hours, and the way  back to cat-i) was long and hard. j  walked tpilotly ' towards .ihosc horses.  Thoy were patiently Waiting for their  masters' return. There wore several  thousand' reasons���������perched on the  surrounding hills���������why they wouldn't.  They were going in the opposite direction, _in_l__I had_seen _thcl    Nintj.  Lancers charge around the distant  kopje, hastening their departure. Now  a horso saddled and-bridled, alone and  masteries.*, amidst a collection of Inhospitable kopjes. Is a pitiful object.  Any man with a heart, a tired feeling all over him, and seven- miles to  walk    In a    blazing    noon-day    sun.  Eagle MiningaiTd Developme  LIMITED.  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Unconditional Surrender   of  the
Gallant Boer Chief
With Eight Thousand of an Army
Buller Attacking the Last Line of the Boer Defense
Loss on Both Sides
bX    l_uly-
unconlirmed  at
r.r_._don   Feb. 21.���There were  many ��� Keith-Falconer
premature      reports       yesterday      at < Somersetshire
luncheon   time     ot   General
surrender  and    the   relief
smith,  but   they  were
the   war   ollice   at   midnight.      By   a
i��n_-   r_vulbioii  of   teellng,   Peculiarly  Kngllsh,   General   Uronje   has  suddenly     been      trausrormcd      tl��'��>UE-��
Sheer love o�� fair play, Into an heroic
flehter.      Every  London   I'ournal    ex-
P-Wses hearty aumliution for  the Inflexible courage wilh wh oh ho has remained  at  bay,  when   these  powerful
batteries were massing there lire upon
hlo defenceless position not more than
*&'!? fi_vrtorgotten   Lord   Roberts;
romarkablff strategy_and  are    talking
and    Parry,    of    the
Light    Infantry,    and
nine men;   wounded six    officers    and
97 men; missing, five men.
 0     -
of nothing but General
fight tothe death in that fiory
__c_ of shrapnel, lyddite and common
Shell. It was not war, but It was so
magnificent that the British casualty
list- when they were posted were
read with something like insensibility,
although they disclosed n. Jos s or
nearly ISO ot the rank and file who
���were killed on Sunday. General
Cronje's defence, hopelsss as It seemed, touched the English imagination
All the military writers agree that
General Cronje's only chance lies n
a powerful diversion in his favor by
tlio Dutch reinforcements drawn from
Natal. Colesburg and Stormberg
Three British brigades were faction
Sunday and Monday, with another
brigade and French's cavalry in.reserve. If the 20,000 burghers from
Natal and the 10.000 more from the
southern frontier could be suddenly
concentrated against General Cronje s
besiegers, bis deliverance might be effected or at least the Issue of the
traclo struggle at Koodosberg would
be .eft in doubt. Lord Roberts-would
have two brigades of the seventh division available: aa a reserve against
this concentration and with possible
help from the ftr'st division. Although
he has a .line of communication to
be guarded for 25 or 30 miles from the
Modder river station from 3*-,000 to
40,000 -men could be massed by
Lord Roberts in an emergency at
Koodosberg. There is no evidence yet
that the Dutch concentration has
taken place yet on a large ��cale.
Pretoria reports stated yesterday
that 6 000 Boers have gone from Natal
by the Free State. This estimate
may not include the Free State lorces
retreating . westward by . Harrismitli
-S-id Bethlemen. The. Dutch forces
have disappeared from Uolwburg and
Stormberg districts so that the .British columns there can now advance
cautiously toward the Orange river.
' but the strength of- the reinforcements available for . General Cronje b
assistance from that quarter is conjectural. . . .-.
Well informed men in touch with
the-war office agree that the best
thing that can happen for the British
aide is the.concentration of the entire
Dutch army at Koodosberg, since that
policy will enable Lord Roberts to
deliver a crushing blow* with his own
forces heavily massed, a. short.distance from the railway base: Otherwise they say General..Cronje's surrender will be followed by a tedious
campaign through the. enemy s country, with long lines of communication
to be maintained. One point which
is not understood, is the silence of
General Cronje's guns. . The British
batteries are ^firing at close range.-
whereas the big guns which were at
Magersfontein ought to .enable .General Cronje to make a good defence. Apparently his guns are not with him. ^
.'**'���     __._ o	
He  Refuses    Lord    Roberts'  Offer of
Medical Aid  for His "Wounded.
London, Feb. 26.���The following has
been received from Koodoosberg,
dated   Saturday,   February 24:
"As it la painted by correspondents
with bold, strong strokes, It is a ter-
rlbe Picture of carnage, hopeless suffering nnd an appropriate motto for
It   would   be   Sherman's   famous   say
��.?_.     In-'*      'VVar   Is    hell.'      One    account
stutc3 that General Cronjo Is willing
to surrender, but the young lioertl
will not listen to It. General Cronje
Is conspicuous for insensibility. During the Boor war of Independence
when the surrender of the Potches-
strom garrison was secured by tho
suppression of the truth of a gener-il
armistice arranged between the British and Dutch armies, the prisoners
of war were forced to work where
they were exposed to Are and were
shot down by their own friends. His
Insensibility Is now revealed by his
indifference to the lives and suffering
of his own men who are conducting a
hopeless defence and by his refusal
of Lord Roberts' offer of medical aid
and  protection-to women.
Still.Holds  His  Position    Under Concentrated Fire of Fifty Guns.
London,  Feb.  26.���The   situation    at
Koodoosberg was virtually unchanged
Saturday 'afternoon,     when   Lore)
Is Expected to Bring News of Cronje's
London,  Feb. 24.���Every hour is expected    to    bring    news    of    General
Cronje's  suri-iiuer.' Ou- all sides won- I
der Is expressed that the galiant   yet
ghastly   at    __>aarde__crg    Erin
had not  yet ended    in  what    is considered   to   be   the   inevitaule.      Witn
50  guns   bearing    upon    the    devole-
band within  the" terribly short   range
of I 000  yards  surrender or  utter * annihilation can  be the only result, unless all reports of .the Boer reinforcements   be   wrong.      The  critics    canvass every untoward contingency that
can effect  Field  Marshall  Lord Roberts,   and  see   nothing  that  can- save
General Cronje  from the terrible vise
in  which  he  has  been caught.    Even
_n  unexpectedly    strong    attack    on
Lord Roberts'  lines  of communication
could scarcely, according to these experts alter the  result,
that *the end  of the  struggle had ac-
'tually come, but these emanated from
information    received  by    the    Roth-
ohllds.   which they    subsequently, discovered utterly without foundation. ' " * . .       _.
General Buller's progress towards
Ladysmith is such that It scarcely ap-
peals to  public interest.
General   White   still   appears   to  bo
full   of  fight  and  to  be    endeavoring
- to  assist General  Buller by a vigorous  bombardment.     - . _
Advices received at Cape Town yesterday said It was reported that the
British were gradually driving the
Boers oout* of Northern Capo Colony.
and that many of the burghers had
rocrossed the Orange river,
That  Cronje Has    Surrendered   With
Eight Thousand Men.
Durban, Feb.  24.���The rumor   galnB
credence that Ladysmith has been re-
" It is also reported that .Qeneral
Cronje has surrendered with 8,000,
men and that General.Kitchener-has
been slightly wounded In the left arm.'
" Crowds throng the streetfl.slnglng and
cheering because of the supposed victories. Seven hundred Boers have
been killed or wounded, the latter it
Is   reported   Includes   General   Cronje.
'    ��������������r  '
Roberts' despatch was sent to the
war office. . General Cronje is still
holding his position under the concentrated fire of 50 guns, and the
Dutch relieving forces outside thd
British lines had not been massed in
suthcient strength to- effect his da-*
livery. The British outposts were
assailed in force by the Boors from
Natal. The Boers ��� lost many m_r_|
in killed and wounded. Nearly
100 prisoners were taken by the British, including .one commandant. The
British casualties on* Wednesday' and
Friday were two killed and 48 wounded. . These figures indicate that Lord
Roberts is .besieging Cronje's * be-'
leaguered" laager with artillery and
keeping the infantry under cover,-and
that the Natal reinforcements have
been beaten back with, slight British
losses. The Boer concentrations had
not been sufficiently - large" . to - break
through Lord. Roberts' lines. There
was a, continuous--bombardment "of
General,-Cronje's  position.
There were various despatches of an
earlier date than Saturday in Fleet
street last night with details of Lord
Roberts' . Investment of Cronje's
laager. . There was a general agreement on an essential fact, that- General Cronje's position was desperate,
and that there was -no possibility of
his escape. The Shropshlres by their
advance had * deprived the Boers of
considerable space and the hill captured Wednesday commanded the approaches from the east. British guns,
covered the sloping banks of the river
on' both . sides. General. - Cronje s
wagons are-.burning.* his horses'ana
oxen have been killed and-his men are.
fighting under an Incessant rifle fire.
His encampment is exposed to enfilading fire from end to end. There was
wate. for the heroic burghers, bull
no other resource . of escape Is possible. He has neither bayonets available for a* sortie,' nor horses to
carry his men away from British
pursuit. -, '
Are Pressing  Kruger - to    Surrender.
London, Feb 26.���The Times publishes the following from Paardeberg,
dated Wednesday: ��� '
"Gerverai Cronje's force has gooat
cover from " the Bi itish . artillery fire
and has considerable provisions.
A despatch to the Morning Fosti
from  Kimberley,  dated  Friday,   says*.
"General Cronje is reported to have
plenty of provisions, but is running
short of ammunition." -
Tho Lorenzo Marq_ue_ correspondent
of The Times says:
"Feeling in official circles at present
in Pretoria boarders on consternation.
General Louis Botha and President
.Steyn. are*.- both pressing * Kruger to.
"surrender."    **_       " ".'   _ " ~       .r""."', '__*
From Mafeking Since   February 12th.
London, Feb. 27.���A despatch from
Paardeberg, dated Friday, to Tho
Times says that several thousand
Boeis are now hovering in that neighborhood. The gathering of this army
across the path of Lord Roberts gives
significance to General Cronje's steadfast defence. He has engaged the
corps of Lord Roberts for ten days
now, and whether he is relieved or
not, he has given time for dispersed
Boer factions lo gather and to prepare positions to receive the British
advance when Cronje is overcome and
Lord Roberts moves forward. It is
difficult to conceive that the Boers
are strong enough to take the offensive and rescue General Cronje from
his precarious situation. The war
office had nothing after midnight to
indicate his collapse and he may hold
out for a few days.
Nothing has been heard from Mare-
king since February 12th. The movement on the veldt away from th_
railway is becoming increasingly difficult for large bodies of troops, as
tho  grass  is burned  up.
General French has to wagon foi-
ago for his horses and even the infantry finds the long marches haidei
than before ��� as forage tor the transport animals must be ca7,?,<VPrl.(f'"3
reauires tne formation o�� garrlsouea
depots The ordinary campaigning
season Is over, and the sickly season
fo^both men _nd animals has set in.
Technical"military writers take these
things into consideration In foiecast
ing events.
Paardeberg,   Feb.   27.���14-.05)���Uf-u.
eral Cronje.commander of tho Orange
Free State army, has surrendered uu-
conditionally   to   the   British    torce-
under Lord Robert-.    Genet ui C���1*-.1*
sent an   ollicer   through    tne   British
lines  at dawn this  morulug,  with    u
Hag of truce.    Tho ollicer said lie'jud
a message for the British general iu
command.      He was  taken  to  _.-i*c
Kitchener,  to whom he said  General
Cronje was suriender,_'.v-
ing    found    his position    untenable,
and that only defeat aud capture was
in prospect if he continued to ilg'it.
He wished to avoid useless sheddias
of blood, and to cave his women ami
children.        He requested that    tli-_
be  given  safe conduct-
Lord Kitchener granted the reque3i
bo far as the women    and  childriui
���were   concerned,   but    insisted     that
surrender   in    all     other     respects
should   be   absolutely   unconditional.
To this Cronje agreed."    The   l**o..r
'commander  at  once  left his   laager,
escorted- by a half dozen officers   and
entered  the  British lines.    He    was
met by  Lord  Kitchener,   who. immediately   brought   him  to   the    headquarters of Lord Roberts. The greeting    between tho rival  generals ,wat.
kindly, extremely sympathetic on the
part of Lord Roberts who has a great
admiration   . for *   his   captives,     and
brave - and  dignified " on tho  part  of
General .Cronje. *
The condition of affairs in the
Boer camp was something . frlgh*��ul.'
They had-entirely run out of lood
except trek cattle, and these were
eaten rapidly as they were killed bv
the British shells. The ammunition
had given out and most of tho.artillery was badly damaged by the British" "fire.- Most'of their wagons w..e
burned. -The laager was -.villi
dead lying in" broad daylight, u_-
buried and-festering. .The'.wounded
were- in. an , awful plight. Then* hospital corps were insufficient to ��� attend them, and' they- lay about the
laager ,in heaps, some of thd_i crying piteously, others 6hrie_i>_g in
pain, many silently ending their
The British troops immediately on
taking possession of tlie laag;r were
ordered by Lord , Roberts to'devote
all their"-attention to succoring the
wounded and burying the dead, -as
well as caring for the women - and
children, who," panic stricken, and in
expectation of some awful punishment, could hardly " be " induced - to
accept kindness or aid from-their
The British commissariat was taxed* to its utmost to give immediate,
relief to the" sufferers,,- but everything
possible is being done to alleviate
the.condition of the captives.
It Is' believed that. the surrendered
force numbers between 7000 and 8000
combatants. Besides these there ai<
over 1000 women and childien, Kaffir, laborers and members of tho -tie 1
Cross relief  corps.
Ottawa, "Feb. 24.���A. W. Puttee,
Labor member for Winnipeg, made
his maiden speech in the commons
in introducing a bill to amend thc
Dominion Election act. Mr. Puttee
desires the hours of polling extended, the abolition of the present form
of ballott, and the clause in the statute malting it necessary for a candi
date to deposit $200. The presentation of the case was well received.
M. Desmarats made an eloquent
address expressing the loyal sentiments of tho French Canadians to
the     Empire.
The house will not meet Wednesday.
Head O0ice, Toronto.
Capital Authorized,
Capital Paid Up,
Portland, Maine, Feb . 26.���The big
Allan line t>teamslnp Caliiurnlaii,
which leu her Uuck at midnight, wbiii
asiioie on Ram Island Leuge, just
ouLside ot the haruor, a tew minutes
utter her pilot lert her. All the pus-
bentjers are safe, although stilll
aboard. The condition of the vessel
today is uncertain. Mot.t of the local
sea taring men are of tne opinion that
the rocks havo penetrated the bottom
of the vessel in several places and
iney douut very much if Mio can be
saved. The master of the Californlan
is Captain John France, one of the
oldest and most capable employees of
the line,
When   you've  done    abusing    Buller,
wliuji you've extricaieu White,
When you've shown the  war ollice is
a lurco.
When   you've.put  It  down    on  paper
i   how the British ought to light,
Would    you    like      to  list    in    Lord
Strathcona's Horse?
You're an absent minded beggar,  and
it really is a shame
If any  one  should   take you as  they
find you;
But If Colonel Steele would only put a
handle to your name
You'd leave your job and happy home
behind you.
Law    clerk,  Bank  clerk, clerk    in    a
grocery store, ��
Even   if   getting    a  thousand  a year,
Where's the  man can resist?
Four bits  a day while    you're    going
there,    a     shilling    when    once
ashore,     <&
Chuck  your  job   for    your    country's
sake  and  'List,. 'List,  'List.
Put your  pride  down  in your pocket
if  you  really  want  to fight���
There'll  be  lots  to  fill  your Places  If
you   wont;
Be  an  honest  British  soldier  If    you
think she's in the right,
Stay at home and read  the papers  if
you don't.
He's an  absent minded beggar Is our
honest  fighting mar.,
And his country hasn't got to send to
find   him,
Nor tempt him  with commissions for
he's  always in the van, _,-
And he    never * thinks    of    what    he
leaves behind him.
in    a
H.  S.   Howland,  President
T.R.Merritt,Vice-Pres,   St.   Catherines
William Ramsay,  Robert Jaffray
Hugh   Ryan,   T   Sutherland,   Stayner
Elias Rodgers
D. R. Wilkie, General Manager
North West and British Columbia:
Brandon,     Calgary,      Edmonton,
Golden, Nelson, Portage la Prairie
Prince       Albert,        Strathcona,
Vancouver, Winnipeg, Revelstoke.
Ontario: . _. ,,
Essex, Fergus, Gait, Ingersoll,
Listowel, Niagara Falls, Port
Colborne, Rat Portage, Sault Ste.
Marie, St. Catherines, St.Thomas,
Toronto, .Welland, Woodstock,
Hamilton. , >
Savings Bank Department���Deposits
of $1 and upwards received and Interest  allowed.
Debentures���Provincial, Municipal,
and  other  debentures  purchased.
Drafts and Letters of Credit���
Available at all points of Canada,
United Kingdom , United States,
Europe, India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand etc.
Gold   purchased.
ThlB  bank issues  Special Receipts
which will be accounted for at any
of the Hudson's  Bay Co's  Posts In
tho Yukon and Northern districts.
Manager Revelstoke Branch.
Incorporated by Act of Parliament, 1855.
PAID UP CAPITAL     ....      ��2.000,000
REST FUND .... -      $1,500,000
DIRECTORS:   Wm. Molson Macpiirbbo-, President;  S. H. Ewiso, Vice-President*
W. M. Ramsay, Samuel, Fikley, Hfkby Archibald, J. P. .leghorn,
B. Mabkx__d Molso-*.
F. WokfE-TOM Thomas, General Manager.
Interest, allowed at current; '
Mamagee, ReY-lstoue, B.C.
E     A general banking business transacted,
gj_ rates.
whits:   gwillim & scott
Barristers,  Solicitors, Notaries Public.
Taylor Block, McKenzie Avenue, Revelstoke Station.
Money To Loan.
W. White,. J. M. Scott, B.A.,
Q. C. L. L. B.
F. _.. Gwillim.
McKenzie Ave*
Barristers,  Solicitors,  Etc. '
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada
Company funds to loan at 8 per cent.'
Offices:      Molsons" Bank Block.
First Street, Revelstoke Station, B. C.
Opinion, and  Remarks on the Transvaal War.
Kimbierley,   Saturday,   Feb:  24.���Mr.
Cecil   Rhodes,  presided  at  a meeting
of the De Beers company held today
and   announced   that   thc   profits   for
the   year were    ��2,000.000.      Speaking
of the war he considered It a puzzle
why   It   had   arisen.       The Transvaa*!
and  the Free States  were not  republics   he  declared,   but  oligarchies  and
had  been  lone    conspiring    to    seize
British South  Africa.      Each Kovernment    was simply    a small . Political
gang who humbugged the poor Dutchmen,   appealing    to   their    Patrt����"l
and   dividing  tho  spoils  among  their
coteries.     Thc Africander   had   been
working 20 years for the Independence
of Africa.     He said that former Pre-
sid-nt Relt��,    of    the    Orange    Free
State., had years and yenrai ago n*��fe
a vow that his only ambition In lire
was to drive England out of Africa.
o ���
London, Feb. 27.���Spencer Wilkinson's article in the Morning Post
today la almost wholly devoted to
criticism of Buller. taction in the
sending ~o�� the Natal '"force to take*
positions and - then reinforces these by
details - as revealed in the despatch
kinscn admits, however, "that Churchill's advices. are" too incomplete to
enable -a correct- idea to be formed,
since hlo-despatch"breaks off in the
middle, leaving the battle, unfinished.
Of the British Casualties at Paarde-
' berg Drift on Sunday.
London, Feb. 23.���The; official report
gives 146 men killed fit Panrdoberg
Drift "on Sunday, Including ' 63 Highlanders and 18 Canadians.
Guns  ,  Are    Still'   Shelling
Relieving  Force.       ' --
Colenso, Natal, Fob. 21.���via Chleve-
ley, Feb., 22.���Thc British have crossed
the Tugela over .he nontoons northward nf Plan..wana and' now occupy
Fort Wvlie. Whllo the navnl brigade
was bombarding Orobler's Kloof yesterday evening with the Boer b!|r
Crusote replying, after the occupation
of Colcnpo, a smnll nartv of Thornev-
croft'a Horse crossed tho river, but
werp-drlvon back by th��> fire from the
trenches. The Boer guns are still
Bhftlllng.. the rellovinR. ,force from -.����
hllln Routh of Ladvamlth. but the
Imprpsslon Is snrenrtlng that thev are
merely covering the ro'rent of the
entire Boer force. Oenorai Buller's cas-
Durlng the* Fighting at Paardeberg
^' on Tuesday, -February 20.
Ottawa, Feb. 26.���A--cable was received at the mllltla department today from Lieutenant Colonel Otter, at
Paardeberg, dated Kimberley. February-25th. stating that- the following
men of his command were wounded
on'Tuesday, the 20th instant:
PRIVATE  R.   KIDNERT 10th  Royal
Grenadiers,  of C.  company.
PRIVATE J. - HOLLAND,    Toronto,
of C. company.
PRIVATE W.   DOWNING,  62nd    St.
John Fusiliers,  of F. company.
PRIVATE A. PARKER,-. 58th Kings
County Battalion, of H. company.
PRIVATE ADAMS. 7th Fusiliers,
of H. company, who waa reported
missing after the engagement at.
Paardeberg on the 18th Instant, has
since reported.
 o ���
Ottawa, Feb. 27.���In reply to Sir
Charles Tupper and Mr. Foster, Mr.
Sitton dUcussed in the houso . the
benefits which, had resulted to Yukon,
irom the government administration.
Tho abolition of re-location ,has
foiled "claim Jumpers, and wiped out
four-fifths of the litigation.- TU_
royalty had not boen an
evil it It kept away capital which
might have been^.injurloua to th*.
country although many good schemes
floated in the past had redounded to
the credit of Canada.
Both Tupper and Foatar made Indefinite charges. 8ifton said the gold
output would be larger this year
than ever, from all indications.
The minister' leavea today for
Arrive    at
ualtlen on  Tii*>-��rlav.  February 20.  and t      ._     _-,___���	
Weclnosdav.  FPbruary 21,  were killed.   ���>>"?   Lord   Roberta    are*
���Captaln   Greatlock    and    LleUtonantB  strike.simultaneously.
For Lord  Roberts���Mllltla
London, Feb. 26.���The military critic
of the Morning Leader says:
"The militia are now arriving at the
Cape and they will be able to release
the regulars on the line of commtini-
catlon who. can be pushed, to Lord
Roberts, Clements'and Gatacre's aid.
General Buller burrows forward, but
the enemy around Ladysmith is not
yet in a hurry to be gone.
It is rumored -that General Buller
waiting    to
Victoria,     Fel_|.    24.���The   government  has  been  dpfeated. ,   Prentice,
of East Lillooet, cut the thread whi<
held the sword he had left suspenu
ed over the head ot the government
for aome time.
In a division on 'the redistribution bill yesterday afternoon with
his vote the opposition was given "a*
majority of one and the Semlin-Cot-
ton administration,received its "coup
de grace."   "      *
Crowds in the galleries shouted
and yelled. The opposition members
pounded their, desks and cheered
wildly. Groups of. government members could be seen all speaking at
once and pandemonium reigned In
the chamber.
Law* clerk,  Bank  clerk, clerk
grocery  store,
Even   if   getting    a thousand  a year,
Where's the man can resist?
Four bits  a day while   you're    going
there,    a     shilling    when     once
Chuck  your  job. for    your    country s
sake  and  'List,  'List,  'List.
/"*-**���_.���_���.. - il ��� - -.'.*'*' '",>"*���"
Tou don't* become rough soldiers in
offices  or  banks.
We'll take your word you're fitted to
command,  *- *,
But as it- is you really should be
proud to join the ranks,
And you would be, but you haven't
got" the  sand,
Tou're an absent minded beggar and
.- your Income It is small,
But nobody is liable" to remind you
When ,you-tire-Cartnln W__t- .-yniir-
name-you" may forget" it all
And swear you left a better job behind you.
Law - clerk,  Bank  clerk,  clerk    In    a
grocery store.
Even  if   getting    a thousand  a  year,
Where's  the man can resist?
A'shilling a day and your board boys,
while you're  having a crack    at
the Boer, . :   .
Chuck  vour  Job  for . your    country s
.sake  and   'List, ' 'List,  'List. .^.
-Calgary, February 1, 1900. -
During tbe last two years 41,375 men
have been killed in battle.
' Oh Christmas Day last whisky in
Ladysmith was at ��5 a bottle. -* -
* There are no bands in the Boer
Opinion . in  America is" against  our
making foodstuffs contraband of war.
Sir   Redvers   Buller, is   one   of   the
few men who have been at both Eton
and Harrow. >���
Roughly speaking, the South African republic covers a hundred - and
twenty thousand square miles.
A  wounded   Boer    referred   to    the
Lee-Metford as a  "gentlemanly    bullet,"  and this    remark is equally ap-
llcable to-the Mauser.
*��� A   hew  contract  reducing  the  price
of    dynamite    was      registered      last
Thursday-between the Trans vaal. government ;��� and , the dynamite factory.   ,
Christian  name  from' Sir  Richard  de
Rivers,   or  Redvers,   the  first  Earl   of
Devon1 alter the Conquest.
The only noteworthy result of the
Peace Conference at* the Hague was
the establishment of a Permanent
Court of International Arbitration.
France is going to spend twenty
millions on now ships and six millions
for the defence of her coasts and
At the battle of Hastings (A. D.
106G) thc weapons being swords and
battle axes, GOO fell, fatally wounded,
out of every 1,000 soldiers.   .
President Steyn, of the Orange Free
State, worked on his father's farm
until ho was about 10, when he came
over to Europe to study law.
Captain Percy Scott, who designed
and superintended the copstructlon of
the carriages that bore tho guns of
H. M. S. Powerful to thc scene of
action at Ladysmith, la one of the
most enthusiastic gunnery experts in
the navy,
During the holidays the conductor
ot the Brighton and Rottlngdean omnibus sent his hat round for contributions from the passengers ere they
alighted at Rottlngdean, where Mr.
Kipling lives, rewarding their generosity with information regarding    the
distinguished  novelist. 	
Colonel Baden Powell earned from
the Matabele the sobriquet of im-
pecsl, meaning "he that creeps about
by night," from his (to them) uncomfortable irabit of scouting alone among
their strongholds during the hours or
darkness, and gaining thereby much
valuable Information.
��� When the fitting. out of the South
Afri?a_ expedition ' began there wa-,
on hand at the Woolwich and Dept-
ford stockyards 2,000.000 pounds of
biscuits, 1,000,000 pounds ?/.��hocola,_,c'
100.000 pounds of tea. 7.000,000 pounds
of HUgar. 100,000 bottles of lime juice
and tins of condensed milk, nnd n.
quarter of a million barrels o�� beef
and pork.
It    will     doubtless     surprise     most
people   to   learn   that   any
tbe British nrtny, who In
the  enemy  gets  hli*
.incp.       Tbo-offrr-.
J. W. Cross, M. D.
Office:   Taylor   Block, Mackenzie .
Surgeon to thc C.P.R
Hca.tli officer, City of Rcvc_sto c.   .
Service ovorj Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Blb*o CliB3 at 2:30 p.m*;, to which
nil aro welcome. Prayer meeting at 8 V.m.
every Wednesday.
' REV. T. MENZIES, Pastor.
P, 8DRNS 8c CO,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
Ptime Beef, Pork* Mutton, Sausage
Fish and Came in season.
CATHOLIC   OH-R-H���Revel-
Mties  fli-bt and third Sundays in
month at 10:80 a m.y> pATHER THAy-Ht
- In Uielr hall ou ITrent Street
every mght
Table Cfuruished with the __o_C-_k-
the market-, affords. Best Wise*
Liquors and Cigars. Large, light
bedrooms. " Rates $1 a__ day..
Monthly rate.
Methodist Church, * Revelstoke
Preaching services. at 11 a. m.
and 7:30 p.m. -Class meeting'at the
close of' the morning service. Sabbath school and Bible class at 2:30.
Weekly prayer meeting every Wednesday "evening at 7:30. The public
are cordially invited. " Seats free.
Wood Dealer
and Draymat\.
Draying and delivery work a specialty. Teams always ready on shortest
0 olumbia
Good accommodation. A. good bn*
���well supplied- -with choice wi_io��'
liquors and cigars.     '- ' \"
Free Bus Meets All T pai__
Brown  & Pool
Contractu for lobbing takan.
St. Peter's Church (Anglican)
Eight a.m., Holy Eucharist;'- 11
a.m., matins, litany and sermon (Holy
Eucharist, first Sunday in the month);
2:30 Sunday, or chiidrens
-tervice;���7:3 0-eve__ong_(c_oral)_,_ and
sermon. - Holy Days���The Holy
Eucharist la celebrated at 7 a.m. or 8
a.m., as announced. Holy Baptism
after Sunday bchool at 3:15.
E. C.| Paget,* D. D., Pasor.
Feed and Sale Stable of tbe Lardeau and Trout Crake
Saddle- and     Pack
always for hire.
Freighting   and- Teaming
Daily Stage leaves Thomson's' Landing every morning at T o'clock
for Trout Lake -ity.   For particulars write
CRAIG ft HILLMAN, Tbokboh's Lauding
L.   Haigkevels*oKe Hospital
Notary Public,
Solo Agent for
-    Mining, Fire and
Life Insurance.,
Omen. Oppoi*it_ O.P.R. Depot.
Maternity Room in connection.
Vaccine   kept    on   band.
Dr��. MeKe___e  and  lefl-
The Revelstoke
Herald ib**-**---! w_e___7i
Winnipeg. Feb. 46.���A message has
Just been received by the D. O. C
Winnipeg, saying:
"RegTet to Inform you that Colonel
Otter reports that Major Arnold, late
ot the 90th, Winnipeg, died on tho
��rd li.stant."
, soldier of
... cn-itnr!*'" bv
pav   stopned   nt
,���.<,        ,    tbo     2*i<>n    ���RT-.r-U"-*'
i-arriors who are now playing foot-
bn-ll nn-tlic r*>*-ecr>iir**f>. 0>- r>rpt"T-"
are "in no sense of the word wage
earners. - ;.	
Black smithing, Jobbing,
, Plumbing; Pipe Fitting,
Tinsmitliing Sheet Iron
Work, Machinery Ke-
Mining    Work    a    Specialty
R_.V**l��tl��l�� _
Has more readers in North
Kootenay than any other paper;
has more advertisers in Revelstoke than any other paper;
does more Job printing In the
city than any other paper;* it's
news is more spicy and up-to-
date; Its Influence is greater;
Its advertising rates are lowest
circulation considered; its aub
acrlptlon rate Is only 82.00 pel
annum; It covers the field. Try
It and be -with the crowd.
' Write to
Revelstoke, B. C.
Tana diah
X Pacific
-Bit i-_
Soo Line
IftBC    ROUTE BAST A!��B W_8-
MntclM ���((pert on all trains. TourUt e_B-
p-uu Rcvclntokc d_lly;for St. Paul; Tnttd*. a
and Saturday* forjToronto;! ThDndayi for
Montreal and Boeto
������ _.
���-stoke��� arrive..
"     ������ leave..,.
To and frojn Kootenay Polntt*
 lea vc���Revelstoke���arrive 16:1-
Thls rather amuglni? bit of dOKser-
ol -. a* In a I.aclvsmltlwP-tPcr lnt.��lv-
"Hold   the fort. for^V-am coming.
Save thc helio:
Quick as light the answer flashes,
"Ain't yer coming slo*-."
The"~N.Y. Mcrchantilo Exchange
has favored the expenditure of $62,
000,000  on the Erie canal.
OwlnS to the, spoolers' ilemand for
higher wages the Montreal Cotton
company's works at Vallcyfleld, Que.,
have  closed  down.
The Boer campaign is proving that
modern warfare will be decided by
brains more than bullets.
Tickets Issued and baggage checked t_n__f**k
to destination
Cheap itates
to tbe
Old Country
TJndoTtaking' ���*�����*.- Embalming
P. Howson & Co.,
UACKK-ZI-   _T_.
TIM ill Heat*T< In Fnml    r .
Fur loll particulars as to time rates, and far
c-j-les of, C. P. K. publications, addrtaa uetrMt
local.agent or
Agent, KtTe_to_��.
v.*. F. Anderson,Tnvelll'ig Paavnger A___l
Nolson, B. C.
S.  J.  Uoyle,   Aulrtan    r��_n<r_._   Ft����CV
Agent Vancouver, B. C. V '  Nobody  Should Suffer  KilOM THOSE TERM-I.E HACKING  rOUUIiS WHKN THEY CAN* GET A  HOTTLK OF  "Compound Syrup  Of White Pine  FOR 25 CENTS A BOTTLE   ATTHE   GANADA -DRUG & BOOK CO., LTD.  Mckenzie ay__.. revelstoke. station.  ^*gr~-Iail  orders   Immediately   attended   to.  CHAS. R. MCDONALD, Manager.  " BORN  Hoar���������On M.ueh 1st to Mr. ft ml  Mi-  O. D. Hoar a daughter.  Heal.���������On Feb. 27, tn Mr.  and   Mr.-  J. G. Heal v. .1 .'-on.  LOCAL AND  CEHERAL MEWS  ���������Telephone McGregor if van want  a il .-__>-.  D. Fi*i _'ii,*on ciime in from Ferguson  0:1 Tuei-duy*.  Mis*F. Steele lefl on Moncliiy'*-* No.  1 fen* Yci non.  J. l-'inwlc-: c-iuis up from the south  on ".YeilnestUy.  A. Cr-iisc. of Thomson's Landing.was  in town ihia week.  C.ipt. Taylor left on Winliiesdiiy  afternoon on a trip to Vancouver.  Traflu* fi-nni thi' L-mtlinc. to Arrow  ht'iul i*- still carried on on the ice in the  Ai in.  The No. 1 w,_s ik-taiiied OJ hours  vesteidiiv by a big mud slide, east of  l)oniild. '  Mrs. Hai������? and family are leaving  town lo join T. L. __ii_ in Euglaiid  tomorrow.  The I__wi5-Fow_ll nuptials will be  ct.U'ln*rtte_ in the Presbyterian  church  NOTE AND COMMENT  Although the old timers in the  _ardeau remain firm in their allegiance to Revelstoke, yet even how*  among the later arrivals, a class which  is constantly on the increase, there is a  strong disposition lo look to Kaslo and  Nelson as their business centres. If  this is the feeling now, it is quite  obvious that Itevclstoke merchants  will have to put their hest foot fore-  mot, t to hold their own in the future.  &EE THE-  lo-morinw at 2 p. in.  ���������If vou want trunks and baggage  taken'to the station or any draying  call on F. "W. McGregor.  Jti'lge Korin is down with nn attack  of sin'iill nox. contracted on a steamboat on Kootenay lake.   *.-*  Br. Can others hel.l his first vaccination session in the opei a house this  morning from 0 to 12 o'clock.  The smallpox has crept up as far as  Niiki-sp. where it lias attacked Mrs.  _ It-Cully, the wife of the station agent.  H. 0. Dier. or the O. P. R. telegraph  department, has heen down with an  lit tack of grippe, but i3 making a rapid  recovery.  ��������� Another lot of the famous TJell  boots now in at O. B. Hume and Go's,  including the finest line of ladies'  Oxfords ever shown by us.  Private letters from Ottawa say  that the Strathcona's Horse are hav-  ine a fine time in Ottawa. Slippers.**->. and dinners are the order of  the day.  The Animated Specialties Co. put  on a sho*-.-' in the opera House last  "Wednesdav evening, at. which there  was a fail a'ttendance. The show was  all right. *  Mekborpp. where Gen. Buller was  repented to be. in yesterday's des-  jviichi-r-. is a. station on the railway  about halfway between Colenso and  Ladystnitli.  ���������A consignment of new It-.ymoiid  sewing mat him- just received at R.  Ho-smi-* furniture store. Price S35 Call at the store and inspect  them.,  P.iardebere. about which we have  all heen reading mi in-.ich lately and  which is not marked nn most maps, is  a small place on the Moddtr river, 15  miles south west of Kimberley.  "Governor" Mackintosh,     went  through for the south on ThufS.iay  inorning. He was very much amused  at the newspaper report that he had  boen sick all the lime lie was in  Vancouver. -   .  The total proceeds from last Monday's entertainment were SOI. which  wiib all expenses paid, will leave  n**nrly S70 to co against the del't on  the English church vicarage.  ���������.lu.-t. received at C. B.   Hume,  and  *   C'o's, a   fresh    supply    of     Labrador  beirings  and mackerel   in  kits.    .Inst  the thincifor fmnilv use.    Als-o Cross &  Blickwell-.* kipered  herring,   mackerel  _-jii:d-oliLcouiilrj^-5iiipXeil_li___!ilgi___: .  A session of sijiiabbles and votes of  *.eTif*i'.re. A government struggling to  the last moment to hang on to power���������  defeated in the end by n schoolboy  piece of trickeiy. Disinis-icilaiid passing a vote of censure on the Lieut.-  Govt.vnor for dismissing them. Of all  tho sorry farces I hat were ever unacted on the political stage, surely  that entitled the Semlin government  is the worst. Ushered into power  nearly two years ago with 11 flourish  of trumpets, nsa business government,  a reforming government, the people's  government, it sunk on Tuesday into  an imhonored tomb, with scarcely any  regret, even from its own  supporters.  The dramatic features of the Semlin  administration have been furnished by  the varied rises and falls of Joe Martin,  Last session he was the leader of the  house, the'.master of the administration, the small fry,  the Deanes and  Kellies abased  themselves    before 'his  eye; Rostock's brass band sounded his  praises without ceasing and  grovelled  at his feet.   Then, lo, in the twinkling  of an eye, he is outside, dismissed from  office without a follower, and Rostock's  hired men join in  one mighty chorus  of Uiev*I.ogiH.'s  March.    But his constituents in  Vancouver endorse him.  Then comes the dramatic opening of  thu     session.     The   hurried   rush   to  Victoria and  the government trembling within an ace  of  defeat.    In  the  midst of his triumph Nanaimo thrusts  him out of the labor party and his day  seems done again.     But the  Vancouver labor  party   reindo'*sed   by  him.  Then   came   the   utterly    ineffectual  attack on Cotton in thehc.use,   Smash;  ed hy his own boomerang, any ordinary  politician   would   have    gone    home  about then.    Not so with Joe.    Undismayed and unabashed   in   a  few  days  he has actually ousted thc government  out of power by the unwitting aid  of  our own   Kellie.   and   today  beholds  h'un forming a cabinet as the  possible  premier of the  province.    If  there   is  my other  parallel  history  lo  this   in  the annals  of   British  parliamentary  institutions the HEKAJ-D has failed   to  come across it.  Red Cross  When you havo to purchase drug, or get a  prescription filled. See that the lied Cross Is  on the package. It Ib a guarantee that thc  drugs used arc pure and prime. For not only  is It Important to have pure drugs, but albo  prime drugs. Unfortunately there are many  inducements oflercd to manufacturers lo use  drugs, which, although pure, do not serve the  purpose of doing any better than those which  aro actually adulterated. These are drugs  which have been collected out of season, or  have been badly cured.  Wc use our experience (of nearly 20 years) In  examining tho drugs wo use, and you can  depend upon everything being la tbe prlmest  condition.  G-.F. Curtis  " THE DRUGGIST "  Successor to the JleD. A. \V. Co.)  Red Cross Drug Store  REVELSTOKE STATION.  J Stuart Yates of Victoria, Provincial  Secretary and Smith Curtis Minister  of Mines" His policy includes tho construction of a railway from Kooteney  to tbe coast hv the Province, the re-  enactment of "the dissollowed statute  with regard to Mongolian labor, the  enforcement of thu principle of Ihe  eight hour law and tbe repeal of the  alien exclusion act  BR Atkins Mr Semlin's secretary,  was the first o lliciiil head to fall under  the new regime.  _-  m LEADING STORE  . .  In all its grim earnestness is in full swing.  Prices of all goods are STEADILY ADVANCING, especially in the matter of WOOLEN  GOODS is this the case  " Forewarned is forearmed." Six months ago,  knowing that owing to the scarcity of Wool,  all lines of Woolen Goods would advance in  price before 1-00, we ordered direct from the  manufacturers in England, $2,000 worth  of Men's, Womens' and Children's Hosiery. This consignment has just arrived, and  is offered to you 011 the basis of the LOW  PRICES, wliich means that we can sell them  at about the pi ice we ourselves should have to  pay for them.  JAKES &!LL  The Taylor Block,  McKenzie Avenu'e.  Selling at Cost���������  M. K. Lawson,  MACKENZIE  AVENUE   Revelstoke  Bread, Cakes.  Pies, Confectionery  A   Full  Line  of  Fresh  and   Carefully  Selected Groceries Always in Stock,  See our line of  PORRIDGE STUFFS.  A. N. SMITH  Baker, Grocer and Confectioner.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby Riven that all persona  having claims against the Union Hotel up to  Januarv 20th will be paid by the undersigned  and that all accounts due to the hotel up to  the same date are to be paid to the same.  II. A. BROWN.  Revelstoke, Jan. 27.  tf  Telephone 36.  P.O. Box 86.  Savage Bros.  Second Street  Dr. Mi-Lean and Prov. Cnnst. .frR*ip  wiM.t down tn Anow _ies*.il on Thursday uminina to invf-stipite a minni-pcl  ri������j- of snii-l-pr*- there. They did  not return lust but us far .is lhe  I.EK.-F.n i-ould a<-i*eu.iit. nn pncjiiiry  lhe report is without foiitidatio.i.  Th-*re .-ii-e creat complaint"! uliout th������  in.iil spi'vici* fmtn Arvinvlicail inlo I he  L-mdmir. Tin- fl 1���������_ mail Tor a fn _*i-  nielli wrs lironnht in nnd nut Isim  .Monday. The pn-tal departineiiL will  not pay enotieh to .������.._:*>��������� it worth any-  Ix-lv's" whilp tn five inopcr service  dun-if; lhe winter innutli-*.  Owing tn the m-tiline iliftli-nllii*.**  prevailing la**! iimnth on the la!***, the  lli'-t niiii.l-i-nf I Iii*- Pei"i_tt-������"ii liacl'* i.*.  nnly ju-t tn hand. 11, is n ln-isht.  new"}* sheet and will he a lilt* help to  di-i.iv" Hie attention nf the outride  li'ihlic* In th" mineral resources of the  l.iu.U'.iu (iis-tricl.  Mr=. Will's i-itPniW tn r.| en the  I.i id, ���������!*__ nt en ������*< I100I on Mm lay  M.111-I1 Sill. She will have a kinde'i-  L'liite:. cl..--i in tne innrniiii-. cotiimen.  inir "I 9.n. nYlii.-k and a primary i-ln**".  in the afiernnnii fif-ui 1 tn H riYlnr-k.  _"*���������.ii- t"i m������. (���������!<*.. .-ipp'y to  Mr������.  Wilks,  ��������� at   the     kindergarten    during M-lino!  hour..  tt'*v. J. I.ewt-1-** nnd Mr. J. O. Reid,  sinuini' evantrolisl.*-. c-'itiiiiieneed a  series nf levival iiieetinijH in Hie  Methndi-t rhiiu-h on Tuesday night.  These [rcnlleiufii are _iYip sin__*rs and  at I r.-u-l ive nreachei������ and .errvid ci-inKi-e-  .(ratiins have attendee? the church  every eveiiii:_r. Services i-iniiiH'iieinif  at S Ji. ii>. lire held every night except  ,.,i. iml.iy.  r>">'xt -Utiilay. the fiist Sunday in  r."rt. ili"ie -_ iii he Hie usual services  in !_*t. Peter's ihmrli for the first  Sni'il.ij- in the uinnlh, Celehralien at  8 a. 111.'. Moi-ninsr prayer and (/elehrat-  ion at 11 a. m.. Evensong. Sermon and  LitiUiy of Penitence at, 7 ?fi p. in.  EvensonK i>- said every day during  I_"n'- in the vicarage at t p. 111., except  on Friday when it is said in tins  church   at 8  p.   m.  Mis-F. J. A. Marcutt, of An-,tralia,  tlie provincial  lecturer  and  organizer  ��������� for tin* Women's Chrintian Temperance  Vnionof B.C.. is expelled in town this  ������ (.ek and will give- a course of lectures  in tlio city. The Hist leclute will he  given in the Methodist church totnor-  jn*.\ evening al S o'clock; the next in  the Pre. Iiyterian church at 3 p.m. on  ,.imlay. "and another in the same  l-l:**.*. .-it 7-p,iii. on Monday.  This has heen a great week for the  Empire. On Tuesday Cronje surrendered and all Canada was lilled with a  patriotic pride at learning of the  prominent part taken hy the Royal  Canadians in bringing about this  triumph of combined British pluck  and strategy. The next night Dundonald entered Ladysmith aid  relieved tin. gallant garrison, who  were in sole straits from disease and  lack of water, after their long siege of  over three months. The remainder of  the war will come under another phase  with the British forces as the invaders  7urd~th-~B:"J_rs"(j-"the-defetiC:e; ;���������=--^^  Gratifying as these successes are  after tlie long series of petty repulses  and reveives lo the British arm**, it  cannot lie denied that our enemies, the  Boers, stand a good deal higher in the  Briti-h popular estimation than they  ever did he tore. The war has proven  them fii-iifen worthy of British steel,'  and John Bull never likes .1 nation any  the worse for having put up a good  fight against him. It has shown. Inn,  that while there are ruflhins in the  Boer ranks, just the same as in any  army, there, are also plenty of gallant  nnd chivalrous soldiers, who know how  to succor and spare a fallen foe as well  as to stand up *igain.-*t an ntlac-king  one. There is a streak in lhe Boer  make up vei y neat-akin to one in our  own composition. As 11 people they  have iieen iirisled* and misguided, hut  the Empire desires no ignoble revenge  tobetak.n for their heroic mistake.  "Unconditional surrender,'' of course,  hut. equally of course unconditional  amnesty to follow will ho the only  sentence tolerated by the citizens of  the Umpire on their foes of today and  fellow citizens of tomorrow.  Corporation of the City of Revelstoke.  Public Notice as to" Vaccination.   ���������  Notice is h.reby given that all persons  within the limits ol the City of Revelstoke who  have not been succe.sfully vaccinated within  7 vcurs lirlur to the date ol till*, -'.ti'-c. lire  required forthwith and within seven du>s  f.uin date of this notice to he vaccinated  b.* some medical practitioner, and  cich person in the city must procure a cer-lfi-  cate from some medical practitioner thut he or  shj has hcen-snccoshfiilly vaccinated within  tlie seven years prior to thc.dale of this notice.  All poor persons in the city may be vaccinated at the expense of the city by Dr.  Carrutlicrs; who will intend for that purpo-e  at 'I'appin'.'s new opera house each day between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m,  Tho������e able to pay will be charged at the  rate of _) cents ouch  Anv person who fails to obey this notice, he  or she will incur tlie penalties imposed by the  Health Act.  Dated this 28th day of Februarv, 1000.  A. .N. SMITH,  March 2���������2t Mayor.  --Family Grocers  ....SAVAGE BROS, beg to inform the public  ... and their patrons, thut they have added a  ....choice line of FBKSH GllOCERI-S to their   stock, and are. prepared  to  sell at  close  , figures for cash.-*���������  TO LET.  The stcro lately occupied bv P. Ahlln & Co.,  on First street, cast. Aiiplr lor terms and particulars to F. AHLIN.  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP  The partnership heretofore existing, between  W. K. Crage and Robert II. Mavne rnrrvinirou  business under tho firm's name and stvle of  Crage & Mayne, at Kevelstoke, has this day  been dissolved.  Dated this 26th dav of Februarv, 19110.  - .  I'.'U, MAyNr..  >{-.__ .J. ifr-i"!. ���������__"__"__������__> _���������_.���������__> ���������_"_���������_:_���������_"_' -t".- ���������__������������������__���������-  ���������_ >.  -.  -i  _t  ���������_<  ������_  ���������*  ���������*  ���������*  Red Rose Degree meets second and fourth  Fridavs of each month; White Rose Degree  meats first Friday of each month,In Oddfellow-*  Hall.   Visiting brethren -ivolcome.  II. VARNES, T, E. _. TAYLOR,  Secretary. President.  LOYAL.ORANGE LODGE,.No. 165., _  .'{ocular meetings arc hijld- In tho  Oddfellow's Halfon-the Third Frl-  dav of each month, at 8 p.m.--sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially invited  . THOS. STEED, W.M..  ������������������^'������������������'���������'''���������'T.c?ki--'  Court  Mt. Beg-bie  I. O. F��������� No. 3461.  Meets In the Oddfel-*  lows'Ilall.011 thc second  nnd fourth Mondays of  each month. Visiting  brc'lhrt-n Invited to attend.  K.D.J.C. JOHNSON, C. W.MITCHELL,  Chief Hanger. I'l'c.-S'cc.  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Royul Ecliool of Mines, London.    Seven ytiAri  al  Morfa   Worts,   Swansea.     17   year*.   Chief  Chemist   to Vt'lgun Coal and Iron Co.,   Eng.  Late chemist and Assaver, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon.  Revelstoke, B.C.  Tobaccos, Pipes, Cigars, Etc.  Scientiflc^J". orks on Mining, Etc.,  ^jJ^rMinortlls, Mines and Mining hy Osborn  -t ���������__nspeetinR, Locating and Valuing  -i       Minos���������by Stretch.  *    Handbook of Rocks���������by Kemp.  j,    Prospecting for  Gold   and   Silver���������b  ^"       Crake.  ���������5*    Stump Milling of Gold Ores���������by- iekard   _>  ���������* ."  HARRY EDWARDS  Taxidermist  Deer Heads,   llirds, AnlnmH, Etc., preserved  and mounted.  Tir-RD STIIEI-T,' eastofschoolhousk  .    We still handle  FEED AND FARM PRODUCE  All" Purchase'! delivered free'of Charge.  l*resti supply ol nnli every morning;  Careful attention.-  Prompt delivery'  _nnu_l Meeting of Shareholders. .  The   Carnes   Creek Consolidated   Gold  Mines,  Limited.  The annual meeting of the shareholders of  the above named company will be held on  Tuesday, the thirteenth day of March, 1900, at  *lhe hour.of two o'clock in the afternoon, ut thc  office of the l-ompunv, in Revelstoke, B. C.  Dated llils 12th dav of I _briini-v, A.I ., 191)0.  I. T. BKEWbTi-U.  Secretary.  If you ^ant to get fat ���������-  DRINK  LOHG'Si DUBLIH/STOUT AMD ALE  RECOMMENDED BY    "  .  BY TIIE MEDICAL PROFESSION  Order's left with Mr. Paget, Expressman, or hv  mail^will receive prompt attention.  Go'ids delivered free.  J. E. LONG, Revelstoke Station.  COMING  Now that it is universally acknowledged that my patent appliances positively CURfc HUPruRS. and are  guaranteed to give absolute satiVfactiun  I Invite thecrv worMca^es���������INFANTS,  CHILDREN* AND ADULTS.   .  See what our.Leading Physicians Say:���������  Ottawa, December 20th, 18S9.  1 have much pleasure in testifying to J. L.  .' rmstrong's ability In the mechanical treatment of Hernia or Rupture. He has .succe*'--  fi-.Uv treated pntien_i of mine raneing in ape  from a few months 10 S_ years of ase. Mo������t of  tlieM>_DMle-ts wete afflicted with very larte  unmahap-_r:ble llernia7-*"*wni'*n=���������full. 1���������to-^he-  relieved hv all the trus'CS tried. The principle  of this patent appliance '"rai to be perfecl.  The support is directed a-<ain->t the fcai of the  rupture only, and can be manipulated to  retain accurately- I unhesi.aiini.Iy recommend Mr. Armstrong to the con. ideratloh of the  profession and the mibllc.  IIEXR7 P. WRIGHT. M.D..  102 Elgin Street.  Otta - 0, De**->mb*>r 78th, 1W  DEAR SIR: In my practice I nepofarily  meet with many caves 01 Hernia or.Rupturi:.  During the past 19 year-" I have hud occa .on to  use irt-fc*. of many pattern-., with the u-Ui.l  results obtained from belt Hiid spring triis"'-'s.  viz: vfry uniatlsfactory. Until I recommended  jour patent appliance.-* adjUMcd by yfuiis*!!.  all have been little better than usi.|.-s,i. |  \0Ln11tarlly ri'coinm������*nd������d anyou'' ii-lUd-d  with Hernia 10 apply to you ai own and I Iim.'  no ilonbt that every intelligent physician, as  he becomes aware of your ablllly to cure  rtipt'.r*'. will gladly recommend you to hl<  pullAnti.  A. A. HENDK-s-O- . M. I)..  111. Albert Street.  THE LATEST ^TAR HEWS  I_> not in  it wilh nur prices on  WATCHES AND OLOGItS  CALL AND" ,-EE  G-uy Barber, jeweller,  0. P. R. WATUH  INSPKCTOll*  John D. Sibbald  -->-  Sole-Agent  For tne Rsvelstoke  you   to  at by my  _Ofl l_Af>r_i* ONLY.  I  have   the   privilege  of   referrlnc  yevcrnluf the most rOJable ladle* cure!  appliance**. Including the wife of a prnmlncut  mlnlKter oflFic go<pel;   ������lfe nf a prominent  lawyer, wives of two  merchants, Inclurlfng a  lady ii- years old,.anil  mother of one ol our  mn������t promlnont merchants.   Thcie Indies have  not worn nny support.rom one  to four ycnri,  and   most   of  them   three   years.      Call  for  reference at Mvc Ulsters' Dlock.  I Will Be At the VICTORIA HOTEL  MONDAY AND TUESDAY,  March 12th and 13th.  J. L. ARMSTRONG, D. S.  X-<_-A_L 1-AULYj*--  Anthracite Coal...  iTriiii For Furnace or Stove Use.  Price per ton for Stove Coal delivered irom Cars���������$9.00  " "        Furnace Coal delivered irom C_irs.-$8.50  Cash Must Accommpany Orders. /  Bank Account1  nntl secni'o your OLOTHES ft-otn  . our up-to-iliilo tiiilor'ui'j; eiuporiuiii.  Wo giiMi'iintei' -you n purfui-t lit.  llu> l)i*st 'nihility .nf k"-- on UK'  iniirk(>t., Inti'sL fashion-., nnd w.;Ml  jr������ easy im yonv l>tif������ 1_ .-u-i-nun'l.  -We fjiveynu lit,.liiiish :un1 <jn.ili*.y  uiid thi. win-It is nut doiiu in _*i_t-  cin swoiit-shups. *"  R. S. WILSON  .     MISS STEELE.  Teacher of Music, Draw Inf., and Painting in  oil .and water color. _ rench, Latin, Mathematics.  Musical) cents per lesson of one hour.  Tuptls allowed daily practice on piano free  ol charge.  When you reach Ferguson, H.O.,  Stop at" the  m  Hotel Lardeau  J. L-iUG.ito. . Proprietor.  Hest ( a dav house in .the I.ardeaii.   "Rest  of cuisine service���������Finely equipped   liar   Choicest wines, liquors and cl_.iirs.���������Head. '  quarters for minors and minium men.���������Well"  lighted and heated rooms, neatly furnished  NOTICE.  . otice is hereby given that I Intend to apply'  to the Hoard of Licensing Commissioner*, fo-.  the city of Kevelstoke, at the next meetiu*r <)E  said Hoard for a transfer  of  a retail   liquor  license from inc to ISdwnrd Corning, helu  me in request of the Union Hotel  Itevclstoke.  Dated Feb. Gth, 1000.  11. A. HltOWX,  . Pi'.  premises,  ___-_-__*_-���������---__--_-*���������_���������-���������-*_  ���������_ "  O        _  4* That's our Ppecialtv.    IVe also carrv a  ���������I*  line of Watches, Silverware, ijold rind  ���������H  Silver Novelties; all kinds of Jewelry.- <?���������  t E.M. ALLXJM,  The Leading'  Watchmaker nnd Jeweler.  First Street, next door to Hi'R.u.n office.  _^..-*.^.*>jj^.^.^.*>-.������*f'i^.*'y*i-f<^j^.*y.i**. fcfr*y..-*._*fr<-|..^..'-',-f������,-*',.y.  AGENT...  SMELTER  TOWNSITE...-  Notary Public.  Fire and Life Insurance Agent....-.���������...  FIRST STREET,  - Revelstoke  NOTICE.  -otice is hereby, i.iven that I will' apply to*  the hoard of Licensing Commissioners for the-  Ctiy of- itevclstoke, at the meeting.-of said'  Hoard, for atrausrer of the license issued to  II. A. Hrown and assigned to nie bv him for th������.������..  sale of liquors by retail In the i'hiun Holy.1,  premises. Kevclsiokc; such transfer to be madu  to the premises known as Lot 1, Block 'Jfi, _']���������_._'  I.:.!',, Kevelstoke, temporarily pending the re- '  building of the Union IIotcl'prcmiHC-,    -"   ^  -'v  Dated Feb. Gth, 1900. - .--    !  KDWAUD CORNING-.   -'  ,;.    NOTICE.   .    "-.   ;   "'._.*  Kotico is hcrehy given that 1). Stamper is i_r>  Iourci* connocled with tlie ��������� Hrotherhood of,  Itailwrty ltriiljtemen, and the Hrothurucoi! ot  Uaijway Hi'itl-^cmen will nut be re^ponsijdo  for any debts contracted for by Humcl Stamper  on their behalf after this date. * *  THOS. GII.K-PIK,  Master.  DANIEL FRASUlt,  --" ..oeretary.  ���������  Kevelstoke, Jon. 30,1900.    .'. -   ".  '.** NOTICE ' ..  Nollcc is hereby (riven to* purchasers of loin  In Block'-A," Town" of Iterolstuke, olhcrwiso  known as tho "Mara Townsite l*r*.penv," thnt ���������  all instalments on account of piirclio-se are Co  be jiaid lo John I), sibbnld, Mara Townsite  Agent, and to no other person.  J. A.MAHA,    '  W E hereby notify the smoking  public that the Cigar Makers' Union  have resolved to permit members' of  the "Union to work in otir" Factory,1  and UNION CI_AR MAKERS .arc  now at work with-us.-  _.__W-@iMip^^._Ofii^  THOS. LEE; P_*opi*ii?tor.  SPLENDID ?  ISOLATION  Joe Martin Againsf the World���������The  House Prorogued to Empty Eenches  Amid the Hov/ls of the Galleries.  Victoria. Mnrcli 1.���������A v_>soiulion nf  want of --onfUlt'ii-'i* in I _-ii.i������__' Mnrtin  pas.*-(;d lh(. hdiiao liidny. _uii nicinlx'r  nnly volini; aye". Oil the arrival of the  Liciiti'tiant-tlovei-noi* to |.ror'of-iu> llio  astscnil'ly, tit iir f i_1(>iiiI_*i- save Martin,  who lins jimt iiiKlortakcn lo form a  a government, left tlie cliaiiilii'iy and  tin* prorogation speech was ri-ad l>y  his honor to empty lii'nililis, amiilsl  the groans anil lin-sof* of the tio\Viled  galli'i*i-H.  ViCTOHfA, IJ.C. Fell. 28.���������.Toe Martin  staled to-day l.lmt he had Iwen i-allcd  in hy IIib Liontenant-Govcrnoi* to  form a cabinet and would la. in u  position to-morrow to go into particulars. It is understood thai ho will  go lo thn foutilry.  Hon. .To*. Mart ill's cabinet ronsistu  so far oi liiui-iL'lf a-_ Attorney General,  Draying and Express *  : Having   bought out   I).   Henderson's  i draying and  express business,   f   am  : prepared to do all kinds of work in my  : line upon shortest, notice.  Moving Household Effects a Specialty.   F. W. McGregor.  _H_P~Telcpliono J. Savage it Co.  Agent for the Celebrated  F. McCarty, Revelstoke, B,C.  The Famous Crow's Nest Coal  Leave your orders at my ofTiue on McKenzie Ave.  $. .50 a ton, Delivered from llic cars,  ,������,������*.._- Jol)n D> s.bbaM  Pianos and    .  Organs  ���������TUNED AND REPAIRED  LESSONS ON  THE VIOLIN..  ���������'or Terms Ktc., npply to  Jas. Taylor,  UNION HOTEL.  To Freighters and Contractors.  FOR SALE.  Elcvon Pnck Mules.  Four Kiiddlc Horses.  Three In  -lelnhn.  Alio   harness,   apcrnjoes, complete    with  ropes, etc.   Tools, camp outfits, tenls elc.  Write T. fiKAIIAM, Albert Canyon, statin*,  requirements, and particulars will be at once  forwarded.  WANTED.  One.   Hundred   Marten   Hklns.  GIIAHAM, Albert Canyon.  Writo    T.  FOR SALE.  Pelf Kecdlnj. f'nrncys Coal Slove.   Apply  to  B. B. rfr.KW, C'psIi Unr.nar.  Newly Built. Newly Furnish _ 1.  I.lBhled b)-Electricity.  $i oo Per Day.  The City Hotel  Roht. Caley. Proprietor.  Host Wines, Liquors and Clears. Headquarters for Railway Mon.  tf-  I,ar(.oand Well Lighted  8ainplu Kootnn   Heated by Hot Air and KlcctrJc  Bells and Light In evory room  Free.' Tins Meets All Trains  Itcngpni-Mc Hates    '-<���������'     __.HOTE_tr' ���������^lO-XO-E?,!^----.  JOHN V. PEItKS, Pii.opiui.tok.  Nliilil Grill __t__- lri l'o_-he'ctlon lor the Convenience of Guests  Hourly Street Car  Hut-ccp Uo'.lil ninl Station'  l_-_������v������-si_������l-i������,-1*, (_-.  Winter Goods  Skates! .  Skates! t  Skates!!  I Acme, plain and nickle plated.  I Hockey, plain and plated.  Special-Nickle  Plated  Hockey Skates,  With Puck Stopper.  Racing Skates  Hockey Sticks, Best Quality  I Hockey Pucks  | Skate Sharpeners'  Curling' Stones Expected  Daily . ���������.  W. M. Lawrence  Tinwnre.  Stoves.  Jas. I. Woodrow.  TRUTQHER  Relnil Dealer in���������  Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.     *  Fish and Game in Season  All orders promptly filled.  pK-'ii^s. RBYBhgPOHB, B'.-V  |01eaii     ��������� I  i Linen       f  *-. -"��������� . ���������     ' ���������   i  %. is indispensable to the %  % well dressed man.-- We %  % are up-to-date in" oi_r %  % methods and mnke your %  ^ linen look like ne\V. %  % Your collars, are shaped %  % properly and- your shirts %  % fit' you'f nedk with com- %  % fort. We' want your "  Satisfaction |  anteed  : t  ������ work.    Satisfaction  guar-  5 anteed.    ��������� Business officeI: ������  % Two  doors east' Mdls'oris %  % Bank. t  i ���������    ���������������������������.. ���������    %  i* No Chinese Employed. J  | '   ��������� ���������;; *".  * Surprise Steam Laundry f;  ^, F. Buker, Proprietor. rf.,  _4*  I'  ���������-ah'.  ' 'm  1


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