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 n  vi'  <z  IA.  J  ������  y?  O  -ISSTJIEID   TWIOE-A-WEEK -~ TUESDAYS    -A-lsTD    EBIDATS-  V61. IV.    Mo.  99  REVELSTOKE.   B.   C.   FRIDAY.    DECEMBER   21,   1900.  $2.00 a Year in Advance.  S  SR0PPING!!  BEGIN NOW: :   ���������     Ten   shopping  days before  Begin your holiday shopping now  able time.  - Now there is ample  hurry,  without inconvenience  Christmas ! Ready here!  . This is the-most comfort-  leisure to choose, without  We are anxious that you  should be surely-served with the promptness and satisfaction  which are always a chief endeavor here. So we ofFer special  welcome now. Prices were never so low all over the store;  opportunity was never so great.    Begin to-day,  Below-we wish to draw your attention to some of our,  Christmas stock You will be welcome to Our Store to.  inspect the goods whether you make a purchase or not. It is  a veritable fairyland aricl the children should be permitted to  make us a special visit next week. It will do them good for  it is truly the Children's season. Their little hearts will throb  with joy as they inspect the: goods in Santa .Claus',.,headquarters. ���������  A MERRY CHRISTMAS.  Once more, as the last year of the  nineteenth century draws to a close, it,  becomes the pleasing task of the editor to expiess the hest wishes of the  season to all lhe Hukald's patrons  nnd readers, who constitute so large a  pioportion cf the total papulation of  this city and district. A year ago it  was difficult to utter these joyful  words. "A Merry Christmas" very  heartily. It was haul to bu merry  while the cloud, fnun wliich one felt  at. any moment might hurst a. storm of  universal war, hung lowering over the  Empire and men's heaits wete failing  them for fear and for looking for  those things which seemed to be coming upon the earth. This year,  though the clouds are not yet dispersed, unci indeed the outlook in China  is dark and gloomy enough, yet the  dead weight of disaster and defeat  which last. Christmas lay heavy on  onr hearts, has been lifted and we in  Canada are welcoming home with  pride and joy the Canadian civilian  soldiers, whose record has done so  much to wipe out the tarnish with  which professional blundering and  incompetence had stained for a. while  the lustre of the Empire's amis.  -Therefoie we can utter the season's  good wishes this year with greater  ease and singleness of heart,., with  thankfulness for the past and hope for  the future that all may yet be well.  And so the Hekai.D most cordially  and heartily wishes its friends and  supporters and all the good citizens of  Revelstoke city and district the kindly  wish, so old   and   yet  every   year  so  ���������Lbl A MERRY CHRISTMAS.  ���������*W*������iS*^������^*������^>^������^������>������^������*>^***b������i WsfcW^S^JsW******^*****.*-^ W&m**ffi������*&***#������*toP*&**p'**SWl������  FANCY GOODS  "We are sure we can save you money and money saved is money made.  GROCERIES  Our stock of Groceries is larger than ever before and has  been  bought at  prices that defv competition. - We call special attention to the- following :    . .  LONDON LAYER RAISINS,   . CRANBERRIES,    ;  MINCE MEAT SMYRNA FIGS       SEVILLE OLIVES  FRENCH FRUITS in. Glass Jars.    SARDINES in Glass Jars  BRAZIL NUTS   .. ALMONDS       WALNUTS,      PEANUTS  Onr.stock is fresh and we guaiantee satisfaction.  CONFECTIONERY  A fresh lot of CHOCOLATES, BON BONS, "CREAMS, just in.  FRUITS  " We'i-aii stipply.vou wilh' the. following :   M \I AG \ GRAPES   , JAPANESE ORANGES,   CALIFORNIA.NAVALSS  '   ' ,   T LEMONS. .   PEARS     ONTARIO APPLES.  Come and see. us about'your fruit.  TOYS  1,  astvearwe sold completely uut.of toys, so that we have "Hung hut.  new good* to show this year and we feel sure we can please you. Following  re some of the things we have: Dolls in, numerous variety, lab Ies; and Chairs.  Washing Sett-.. Store Furniture, Cops. Saucers. Tea belts, Waggons. Caits.  Magic Lanterns'. Sleighs. Horses. Books, etc.-im lact nearly everything you  ���������want.    Prices always low.   ��������� 0  LEATHER GOODS  wr^nS ������! a ^R^Si^^^:^^li^^Iwmi^S  ^^au^K^0tHRA\rmaSKr8.  GLOVE and HANDKERCHIEF  BOXES (Celluloid). "'  GENTS' FURNISHINGS  HA^^^^'s^K^^^K^^Sg^ir  GLOVES,   KID MITTS..,', ,' . .._:>  SILK  MOCHA  ''jr\  DRY GOODS  'Although we do not carry a fill L'liHe^f "Dry Goods'we ~have-mn"ny"-things-  (���������nitable for Christmas Gifts.    .. y  ,L. <������������������  GAUNTLET GLOVES, in Misses* and Ladies, Ladies' Silk  Handkerchiefs, Battenburg Doylies and Centre Pieces, Ladies'  Neckwear, Kid Gloves ahd Mitts,; Felt Slippers, in .Ladies'  Misses' and Children's, Boys' v Reefers, Silk Drapes, Table  Cloths, Piano Covers, Etc.  FOR THE BOYS  We have Magic Lanterns and the nicest line of Pocket Knives in the City.  Come and see our IRON SLEDS, (every bit of it made of Iron). You cannot  break it. -.       .'  Boys' Suits at Reduced Prices for Christmas Week.  China, Crockery and Glassware  Our stock of these goods is verv nice,  comprising Dinner and Tea Setts,  Chamber Setts. Water'Setts, Cups and Saucers from 15 to 75 cents.  Porridge Setts from 40c to 75c.:'  ��������� ' OiiP8. Saucers arid Plates-40c to7oc.  Our Lamps cannot be equaled in the City for price or beauty.  Souvenir ornaments of various kinds.  Cheese Dibhes. Vases, China Pieserve Dishes and Nappies.  We will have two Delivery Rigs  on Christmas Week and can  insure prompt delivery  This Store  will* be open  every  night till 10 o'clock from the  17th until Christmas.  O. B.  HUME & CO  THE   HOSPITAL   PROJECT.  .   .-As will he   seen   in our   advertising  columns the the  mayor  has   called   a  public meeling on Thursday next, 27th  inst., for the purpose of discussing the  advisability ol' establishing a   general  hospital  iii lievelstoke.   The Herald  expects that the question of the advisability of the idea will be answered   in  the    affirmative -   without     a     very  prolonged debate and that the meeting  will very speedily resolve itself  into a  committee of   ways-and-means.    The  Herald-feels   sure   that-Revelstoke  will -quite easily be able, to ��������� establish  and maintain,such an institution.   We  ought   in   the   first,place to be able to  count on at. least S20U0 a year from the  province.    We could count.on a liberal  subscription list,  on which   no   dniihl  the C. P. R  will  figure   very., largely.  "Ve   could    expect   to   see   an   active  Womens' Hospital Aid Society started  by the ladies.". There would  be quite a  iiiuiilier'of paving cases.   There  is  no  doubt the project is quite feasible.    To  put it on a business  liasistlie  Calgary  plan "of   incorporating   tin*   hospital  with a regular board ol directors,   and  annual-   meeting,    report   and'audit  would probably   be   found   the   most  workmanlike   ami   satisfactory.    But  ���������such   matters   will-meet   with   a full  ventilation at the meeting next. Thursday, which the HERALD hopes to see a  large and "representative   one.    How  could we   be  'better -employed on   an  evening in Christinas week?  s������������SxiX5SXsXi������(^^ 0������������������������������ex5xs<sx^^  THE LARDEAU RAILWAY  Will be Completed Early Nerst   Spring.  v It is stated on what is said to be  reliable authority that it is the intention of the C. P. R. to have.' the  rails laid to the foot of Trout Lake  this year and to make connection  from that point to Trout Lake City by'  steamer.  The   Rossland   Miner  says:     It   is  officially announced by  Mr.   Marpole,  general   superintendent of  the   Canadian Pacific railway,   that   the   company will complete early next   spring  the Ludeau railway,   which   was   lie  gun  one   year   ago.     All   work, was  suspended during the present season  for the reason that the   railway   company wished to make further   ihvesti-  nation as to the  development,   of   the  iichsilver-lead deposits of theLardean.  The very satisfactory development  of  ii niimlier ofproperties has  convinced  the officials of   the. company   that  a  railway is  fully .warranted,   and construction work'is to be   resumed very  early next year.   Already  a   contract  ���������Has been"let for 90.000 ties, iind steel  Kasbeen shipped "with   which., to   lay  'tli^triiclTgi-TTded-a_y"ea"ri-iigorr"This-  pbrtion ��������� of   the  line.   10   miles   long,  extends   from   Lardo to Duncan City,  and it will open up  a   district   known  as the Lardc-Duncan. in   which   work  lias been going on   steadily,   notwithstanding the   suspension of   work   on  the   railway.      Within   the   past   six  months several shipments of ore  were  made from this district, notably from  the Lavinn mine/which is about eight  miles from   Lardo.   on   the line of ;,he  new- luilwivy.     Their   ore .yieled/58  ounces of silver and 70 per cent, 'lead,  thus   proving   conclusively   that   the  average   of   the   Liirdeau    silver-lead  ores is about the same asy that   of. the  Slocan, and very   much   higher  than  the avei age value of  the   ores   of   the  Coeui d'Alenes, th'.* largest  silver.-lead  district of the United Stater.   jcaaKt-Httssir BBtxr.CTnwaaHSMffivaiwsaaraaawj I  itTOipu&itt*iaKm'*'a".*''M^^  Grand Rally of Liberal-Conservatives.  There will be a meeting, of the  Liberal-Conservative Association at  Tappings old theatre building on  Thursday the 3rd day of January, A.  D. 1001, at the hour of 8 p. in. for the  purpose of electing officers fo������ the  ensuing year. Every Liberal-Conservative '.s'requei-ted to attend as it is  desirable to make this a representative  meeting, Every Liberal-Conservative who helped to give McKane his  handsome majority in this city should  make a point of being present.  NOTICE.  Revelstoke, Dec. 17, 1000.  La dies and GENTLEMAN":  On and after Dec^ 22nd 1 have  decided to carry on a stiictlycash  b'l.-iness in connection with laundry  work,"  My reasons torso doing are as follows:���������-First���������The accounts being  necessarily .small'and' numerous, .nu  endless amount-of expense is entailed  in book keeping and the'loss in. collections und' the time 'and iittention.it  requires, rnris .the business of,\.-;wh'at  little profit there may bejn it.'   ' ^  Onr current expetises are cash and  must be paid when due.  The stand I have taken is one I have  been forced into and hope all will help  ine out in. tliP-.snnLrVr.' Patee'scan   be  j left at CressaiEin's tuiloi shop.  I Yours' truly.  i I7. B'uiCEtt  We Wish Our Friends  and Patrons  A Merry Christinas  - and a  ^Happ^Nes^Jr!lear^__  '<Kg*3-������������&������is������^ ������S6j������3&s)<^  istoke.  i General Merchants   ���������   .       .        Kevel  ' ���������*.*>*!-*^**^^^5h������*a^������^^ f#^<,������:tf,r,i������'<-������W(-V****-^ j-v*^-^P*������������P^*'*-������****s*-������**'������>**������A  THE SHOPS AND SHOP WINDOWS  Santa   Claus'   Directory   for"  ihe    City  of Revelstoke for Christmas, 1900  Starting from the palatial   premises  of   the   Heraldi newspaper   a   quick  slide down to tbe bottom of the  ditch,  a jump and a skip, one wild  scramble  and a couple   of   slips   will   land   one  with luck easily, right   side   up   witli  care, in front of   Brown's   cigar   store  and billiard rooms.   . If   the   kind   of  pipes displayed in the window   fail   to  suit you, go'inside and "you   must   be  hard" to please, if you cannot  make  it,  satisfactory selection   out  of  Frank's  large and well selected stock of articles  dear to the heart, of every consumer oE  the fragrant weed, Xicoliana.     Next  door is Field & Bews drug  store.     In  the   window is a  line   show of choice  perfumes  and inside is   to be   found  a bewildering variety of fancy  goods--;  books    etc.    suitable  for    Christmas-  gifts and a line of elegant novelties^ in  candies, now introduced  for  the  first  time to the Kevelstoke public.    In the  other window E. M. Aliiim   has  made  ,-i line  show   of  clocks,  watches   and  articles of jewellery.  Turning down McKenzie .Aye.   Geo;  F. Curtii'of the Rvd Cross drug   store,  has laid in a special line   of   toilet   articles, dtossing cases,,' manicure  cases,  looking   glasses   etc   from     which    a.  handsome and useful   present   can   be  selected without difficulty, except that,  the choice is hard between  articles   so  various and beautiful. Taylor*: George  .  of the Leading Store have one window   ,  decorated   with   ribbons '"and chiffons  most tastefully displayed and attractive   to   the   fair sex.    With its  taster  ful   arrangement    of   many    colored  fairy    lights    it    is    a    dream    o������  beauty,   when   the   electricity   blazes    '  out   upon   ttie   dull   winter   nights.  Further   on     J.    B.   Cressman.     the  tailor,     has     .1      beautiful      display  of     ties     or     United   States     manufacture and tlie latest fashion   iii    his  window.    Guy Barber,   the   jeweller's'  window fairly glitters. with   a   most   .  attractive    show      of    .silver      and  cut    giasz    ware   of   all    kinds,    artistic    in    design    and.    elegant     ia  finish. The Canada Drug Co. has made  great efforts 10 suit every taste.      The    "  line of English goods in oak and silver;  tr.iys. butter dishes, manicure sets and   ���������  dressing   cases-'is, a   very   attractive  soeeUliy this yexr. while its^ stock  of  Xmas toys and books is 'immense.     It  -  also has lines of choice   perfumes   and  elegant   leather  purses   and    pocket  books verv suitable for holiday gifts. > "  Round the corner A. U. Smith has al   -.  fine display of crackers', confectionery;  jellies, fruit, nuts   and the' Christmas .  cakes   for   which, the City Bakery   is  tauious,    Cros-sing over onto Station.-^  Road \V.   M. Lawrence lias   liis   win-    ,  dows stocked with a large   variety. of  ;irticles    of    hardware,   cutlery,   etc.   ,  Further  down   towards   the C. P." R.'-.  depot C. B.   Hume   &  Co.   have  two  windows,   one   on   the grocery  side     ;  decorated  by .Murray,.Hume with a.   ,  toothsome sample "of the  dainties  to    .,  be   foun'd  attne grocery counter and  tJie   other   by-Ed.  TJackson,   .whicli,'^  reflect  great  credit on"  their window  "dressing   abilities,-  though- working  perforce in a limited snace. -This firm _ ,-.,  has laid in an immense"stock of dolls;   * _���������  tovs,    crockery,     eb.ina.wace,     fancy. -#  go'ods and French and other imported  delicacies for tne Christmas trade and;;  their display of goods   is   wonderfully  attr.ictive. ". Bourne  Bros,   have  out-. -'  done,   all previous efforts.   In one  o������  their   fine  large   windows   is  a very,  clever scenic picture of Santa Claus on.      ;  his rounds,  arransred hy-W. A. Ha-^s'--.  thorue, while A.   Hobson.has   giv������i(;   :  the public a taste of his quality by ft. - .  most picturesque and taking display  of the good things for., the. Christinas,  cable   to   be  obtained  inside  at the ' , ���������  grocery side, where he presides. '     .',"..',  Tui ning back  and taking the east."  side    of    Mackenzie   Ave: the  CasH    .-  Bazaar's display of silks; elegant dress      ;  fabrics and fancy goodsquicklycatcb.es t  theeve.-while next door B.  Howson.   ..  has an attractive display of fancy glass  .  ware, eminently suitable for' a Christ- ,  mas gift.   Further up the .street Jas.   -  Lauder is showing iu his new store an -  abundant variety of candies.' crackers,  fruits and all things appropriate to the  tabic at the festive season; ^Next door  3Irs. Lawson of .the L'adies Emporium ,  has    her    window   most  artistically  filled   with  ii  tempting   .display    of, ���������  daintv  fancy -goods,   which   will no  doubt be found greatly to; the taste of;  her fair-customers.   On the other side  the-Misses-Shepaid-r&^Sell-have-as^.-^  usual an attractive  show   of  seasonable   and   fashionable    novelties   in  millinery.':. -    ,  Taking the round of the shops as.-  a whole this Christmas the scribe came  to tbe conclusion lhat never before 111  Revelsloke has there been offered to  the public such, a large and novel  rauge ot beautiful and, artistic goods,  for the holiday trade as tnere is tu be.  seen here this year.  Daughters iind Maids of England Benevolent Society.  Lodge Primrose No. U. of the above  societv was formed last Saturday.,  evening in the lodge room. Oddfellow s  hall, the use of which was kindly  gratuitously accorded ' by the management for the occasion. The duties  connected with the institutine; of the  lodge were performed by Wor. Pres.  Bro. Watson of Lodge Royalty S.O.*i..  who wa.s appointed instituting officer  for tbe.occcasion by the Supreme  GrandlLodgeof the sistei society. The  following were elected oHicers for the  first term: P. Pies*. Mis- H. Parson;  Pre*-.. Mrs. H. V. Scott: V. Pres.. Mrs.  W. Watson; Treasurer. .Mrs. D. Willis; .  See., .Miss N. Dunne;Chap, Mrs. Car-  riithers; Ladies of Committee. Mrs..  Evans, Mis. .McConnell.'MissO. Daniels, Mrs. T. Skinner; Inner -Gnard,  Mrs. Daniels; Outer Guard, M_rs. H. *  Mollis; Medical Ofiicer, Dr. Ciiirnth-  ers; Trustees. Mrs. Carrol hers, Mrs.  Cottrell and Mrs. Lewis; Auditors. \V.  Mathers and H. Parson. - .  This societv has for its object the.  bringing together of the daughters  and wives of Englishmen for mutual  aid and jissistiuice during sickness  anil for other benevolent and worthy, j  purposes. Membership niay.be honorary or lienefil. The success that has  attended the organization of Primrose ���������  lodge has been most gratifying to its  members. Its numerical strength has  enabled it to elect a popular and  efficient executive and the earnest  entliusiiisTii of the entire membership,  together with the fact, that there are  already 1 number of implications lor -  membership in hand, convinces thetn  that Primrose lodge of th<* Daughters -  9-iancl Mtr.do of KmrUi'd B^nnvolent  2 j Societv ha* a. useful and noble field o,  S i 1 iliors'liefore it, in Revelstoke and the  J> ' Kr*n|."iay ffi'iitrv  >,"V Revelstoke   Herald  Published in tbe interests tit'  lUvelstokc, Lardeau, Big Bend. Trout  Lake, IlUclllewaot, Albert Canyon.  Jordan     Pass     and     Eagle  Paso Districts.  A.   JOHNSON... PROPRIETOR  ��������� A ' Semi-Weekly Journal, published  Im Uie interests ot Kevelstoke and  Ite surrounding districts, Tuesdays and Fridays, making closest  connections with all trains.  Advertising Rates: ���������oisP1������fB1a^:  ������1.60 per inch, slngla column, $2.00 per  tacfa when inserted on title page.  VeeaX ads., 10 cents per inch (nonpa-  rSTline for first insertion; 5 cento  ETeech additional tin*rO������. RewUng  BoUcea, 10 cents per line each issue.  BlrthT^MarrlaBe   and    Death    notices,  tTub3criptlon Rates: 3* ������������*������ ������  earrter J2.00 per annum; $1.25 for six  months, strictly In advance.  "Sir Job Department. THE BHRUD  Job Department Is ono of the best  snipped printing- offices in West  TOttmav. and Is prepared to execute  ah kinds of printing in flrst-claes  Kyle at honest prices. One price to  ML Mo Job too large���������none too  _������������.n���������for us. Mall orders promptly  uttended to. Give us a trial on your  nest order.  To Correspondents: We Invito cor-  wapondence on any subject of Interest to the general public, and desire  *, reliable correspondent ln every locality Eurroundtng Revelstoke. In all  cases the bona fide name of the  writer must accompany manuscript,  twit not necessarily for publication.  Address all communications  RBVEIiSTOKE HERALD.  Notice to Correspondents.  I AH correspondence must be legibly written on one side of the paper  only.  *������ Correspondence containing pergonal matter must be signed with the  prop&r name of the writer.  3 Correspondence -with reference  -to anything that has appeared ln  -another paper must first be offered for  publication to that paper before It  -ean appear-In THE HERALD.  There   have.  been,  it  is   true,  some  very   remarkable  cases  in  past  days  of very young persons entering upon  occupations    -usually associated    with  those of riper years.     Nelson, tor instance,  entered  the naval  service  at  the age ot 12 years, and when a mere  youth distinguished   himself   by gallant service on the Isthmus of Panama, of which a veteran might have  been   proud.      Pitt  was  a  statesman  in his  first  year  of  manhood.      We  havo  soon scions  of  nobility ou   the  Bastings in England appealing to tho  electors for support when only just at  man's   estate.      They,   however,   had  been trained from child hod for public  life.     We have had "a boy preacher"'  drawing crowds to hear his sermons.  If a youth is destined Cor business  life  we  regard   it  most  beneficial  to  him to be put into harness curly.     A  boy  is  all   the   belter  tor  being  put  early through  life drudgery of oflice  work.      There  is  much  to  lie  learnt  in tho humbler duties of business life.  It nothing else, the boy or youth can  be taught to    do everything he puts  his  hands   lo  with   eartnestness,   accuracy   and   all  his  ability.    (Such   a  habit   will   be   more    valuable    iu   u  business   career   than   "much -learning."  dorstandlng of the situation aa well  as method behind tho- ' wicked and  harmful appeals which marked the  Liberal campaign, not only in Quebec,  but wherever there were French  speaking electors ln any number.  THE SAW OFF.  THE TREES OF  ALBERTA  WHERE CRUELTY IS KINDMESS  The war between England arid tho  two South African republics Is over.  Those states have lost their capitals,  and aU their principal cities. They  have now no government, Uio cx-  preeidentoi-one republic is a fugitive  - in -Europe, and the ex-president of  the other . is also a fugitive in a  foreign country. Thoir joint array  has now no- commander lu chief, Its  ablest general Is a prisoner, as are  thousands of its ablest troops. The  Republican forces still in arms are  broken up into a number of guerilla  bands, who arc carrying ou a style  of warfare unknown to and most  repulsive to civilized powers. They  are under no responsibility to, nor  the control of any authority with  whom the English commander can negotiate. Each guerilla captain is as  independent ot the others as detached  Eordes of barbarisms or like hordes of  wilds  animals.      To   call   thoir   pro-  ��������� ceedings "war" would be farcical  were it not so dreadful, to call it  patriotism is to justify Johnson's sarcasm which defines patriotism, as  '���������the last refuge of a scoundrel."  While -. such conditions exist it is  open to groups of assassins to scour  ;*. country, murdering, plundering, destroying .public and private property,  at their .^rill. Is it to be tolerated  that these scattered, irresponsible  marauders .should be allowed to carry  devastation and death through a portion ot tlie Queen's dominions? Is  it' reasonable that those who .give  these bandits, these land pirates  shelter, aid and protection should be  *li>wrd -to encourage their depredations? Are the inhabitants of South  Africa who are longing for peace, law  yr-and-order-to^be���������"established���������for-tho-  ��������� machinery   ot   commerce   to   be   set  freely in motion, for the amenities of  ���������civil liie to be  practised,  to bo kept  in terror,  because, sets of hot-headed  men choose ,to harry the country for  ���������he mere gratification of    revengeful  malice towards the power they  have  fought .against ho madly and so vainly?     To stamp    out euch    gangs of  Riarafuders is the first, .the imperative  ���������duty  ot   .England.      This  Is a  work  ������v*a more cruel than regular warfare,  for it necesitateo the exemplary punishment -of.   non-combatants  who  are  driving assistance to the criminals.  The indignation    fxpreoer-d against  tho British for endeavoring lo destroy  <iit������e guerilla, liana;    and to root out  -Oiiilr   confederates,   is   the   most   revolting   hypo:ri.sy,   unless   those   who  effect  to be xliock'-d   thereby  believe,  4hnt   It  is dvsirnble  for  South   Africa  -4o  be kept  p<*rnetua!ly  at th."  mercy  ������������X   wandering    groups   of    murderers  -������nd property destroyers.  A NEW DEPARTMENT  An excellent suggestion, is inndti by  the Edmonton Post. The opinion  lias been held for many years that  tho Department ot the Interior ts unwieldy and has too many subjects  to look after. It lis impossible for  one minister aad one deputy,to give  thai attention to his multifarious nub-  departmonts that tho importance ot  the questions to be dealt with calls  for. Tho Post suggests'that the time  has arrived when at least one important division���������that of mining���������be  taken, .from tho Interior Department,  ami created into a new department by  itsclf. Wo quote tho Post's article  in full: ,  "In view of tho fact that    mining  has l>ecomo an Important Industry in  Canada and  assumes  greater proportions   ever  year,   thero  should   bo  a  new department created at Ottawa to  aid and encourage discovery and enterprise in  this    direction.        British  Columbia   controls   its -mining   lands  imd makes Its own mining laws, but  there is a very large area ot mineral  bearing land-In the Territories and In  flie unorganized districts to' the north  which comes under tho jurisdiction of  tho Department ot    the  Interior    at  Ottawa.      Tho mining regulations in  the Territories are    in no way satisfactory on the    prospector, to whom  every   assistance  should   bo  given   in  his arduous occupation, and instead of  encouraging him  the regulations im-  pedo and liampe-r him.     If wc had a  Mining Department'   in    thc    government, "with an  expert  like Dr.  Dawson, of the Geological Department as  minister,  mining would  come    under  liitenigent   supervision and   direction  and the prospector, meeting with encouragement,  would  work   with, more  confidence.     As it   is at present   the  mining  industry  meets  with  little  or  no favor from the Department of the  Interior, which has placed onerous restrictions   on   miners   against   which  protest   is   unavailing.       A   new   depart incut having  mining    exclusively  in its  charge  would  cost little com.  pared     with     Uie   great    benefit     it  would be to all concerned."  It is to bo hoped that there, will be  little or none of th,-.t abominable saw.  off business in connexion with tho recent elections. At a meeting of Conservatives, held in Toronto last week  the Conservatives aro said to have  made arriingenie-iits to protest Liberal  seats in cafi������ the Tory seats are attacked. Wo sincerely hope- that that  does not mean the iniquitous saw off.  We hope- that it the Conservatives  decido to protest Liberal seats they  will do so .because ttiexo is ample  evidence to unseat the men elected,  and will go on with tho business to  thc ond.  The saw off Is a good thing for  Uio lawyers���������a very good thing:; but  it is a, bad thing for tho unfortunate  people who are Induced U> put thoir  money .up for protest purposes. Jf  any Tory hns won his swat by corrupt iii-a<:Ucea, let him get the proper  rwwunl of tho crooked.and if any Grit  him dono the same thing. 1������M the protest be carried through to the cud.  The people are sick and tired or putting up money to be divided among  lawyers who arrange the saw offs  for thn two parties.  IMMIGRATION���������MORE ACCOMMODATION WANTED.  Instructive Reports of Messrs Wheeler  and Dennis.���������The Importance of  Protecting Our Forests.  This tract, extending from the Bow  river to th<? 49th parallel, has been  recently set aside as a timber reserve,  and as the department, in conjunction  with the government of Uio North  West Territories, is expending considerable money in establishing a  systoir. of irrigation for tha semi-  arid tract ������ast of these hills, it la a  matter of tho umost importance to  thc success ot tho undertaking that  the forest covering along thc valleys  of tiio streams from which the water  Is taken should not be destroyed;  otUciwlsc there will be dlsi.tr'ius  floods followed by equally destructive  droughts.  The character of tho timber in this  part together with observations as  to tho necessity of preserving it from  ilestructiou are dealt with in tho  reports oa Irrigation by Mr. J. S. Den.  nis, chief inspector, und Mr. A. O.  Wheeler, D.L.S., surveyor in charge.  Mr. Dennis says:  "It is very necessary that some in-  mediate steps should bo taken to  preserve tliu present forest areas in  thc hills, so that tho run-off therefrom  may not take thc form ot floods or  sudden freshets, as It is sure to do  if theso areas arc denuded of timber.  The Importance of preserving our  present, forest areas ou the watersheds of tho arid regions lias been  referred to in past irrigation reports,  and tho matter will bo moro fully  dealt with further on in theso pages."  Mr. WhooJer says ln his report in  1897-.  "Before closing this report it is  desired to make a slight reference  to the timber in thc foot-hills region  covered by tho operations of the  division. Tho species aro tow ln  number and their distribution marked  by very distinct boundaries. Is tho  outer hills,  at a comparatively    low  A new -.ir.uv.srr.t'oii building in this  city or a large addition to the present  r-.ie hi; tcconic an  urgent ne-   ccssity.      It  is  an Important  matter' elevation, the common aspen or white  that culls for immediate attention, for poplar, the balsam poplar or balm of  Gilead, the white spruce (Picea alba)  next season's rush of new settlers will  commence In February and by March  ft will be in full blast. Whatover is  done should be done without delay.  The Board of Trade, Liboral Association, or whoever can more rapidly influence the government please take  noto.  The United States deep waterways  commission has reported that a 21-  foot channel from the lakes to the  Atlantic would cost ?20C,25S,000, and  a 30' foot channel $32G,8S2.000. These  are enormous figures, but with the  country able to throw off ?30.000,000  a year of taxes it' is not impossible  that they ought to be provided. The  21 foot channel would not cost more  than  a war..  THE NEXT PARLIAMENT.  The elections in Burrard and Yalo-  Caribo complete the House of Commons. Their result and the judicial  recounts, by which the Conservatives  lost one seat in P. E. Island, will  make the new house stand:  Lib.   Con.  Ind  Quebec     57     7  t  Ontario      34    54  3  New Brunswick...       9      5  0.  Nova Scotia    15      5  0  P.  13.   Island        S      2  n  The Territories...       4     0  0  Manitoba   2      3  2  British  Colmbia..-  :   ....    4      2  0  THE AUEOFTHE YOUNG tflfifl  This age is chanwtcrised by the precocity ol it.=; juveniles. Tin* young  ot both sexes seem to ripen or mature  at a much earlier period than in past  days and tbe manners, habits, modes  of speceh at one time thought only  appropriate for m?n or women .'in-  adopted by those ranch und^r age.  Whether with tlieM* premature assumptions there has come an ''.finally  early development of judgment, and  good sense, or or mental ri'ieni-wi is  not manifest. Certainly in Cninida  th*? afslncH-'.ii- of boys nnd youths,  an- much below tho ordinary standard r,t th" old land. Hut  the deficiency in this impr.-rtiiiii r'-  ispeoi te mad'- up by prorMty jn  other respects. XVo have recently  rfiini an i'llu*,?ra-.ion of this, in '���������'��������� young  ir.an. barely out oi his tecnx, hnviiig  *iii"i'e.ssfiilJynrK:ir.'7.crt .ind ������.*OD:'!,'*7irr.sit.-  ���������d."\ a f,'~i;i  c. ���������'"��������������������������� :;���������  Ci:.'*.:'':���������'.  128 78 S  ���������=WestiDurham,_where_iIr.=Beitblithe  Liberal caudidate, who. received only  ii minority of the votes, is engaged in  an attempt with the returning officer's  aid to prevent Mr. Thornton from  getting the seat to which he has been  elected, Is not included in the count.  The decision of the House of Commons may Increase the straight Liberal strength to 129 or tho Conservatives to '79. In either case Uie Liberals will not have gained in the  contest for which they have sacrificed  so much. (riving them the Independents, most ot whom, as is usual, will  vote-with the dispensers of the political loaves and fishes, they will  have at most in thu new House ot  Common/? 135 votes t������7S straight Conservative oppositionists. In thn late  parliament when It closed, thc division ot seats -was 136 Llbc-ralH and so-  called Independents and 77 Conservatives, fly geographical divisions the  old  purlinm������nt stood:  J.tb>Ind. Con.  Maritime   r**ovl-o/*.es     21 18  Quelvrc '61. 14  Ontario     52 40  North   West     12      G  and several kinds of willow are found  along the valleys of the streams  ami tbleir tributary watercourses.  With tho exception of the spruce,  which only grows where moisture Is  abundant, a sprinkling of the same  species, hardly large enough to be  called trees, is found on the slopes  and hill tops, mixed with standing  aud fallen timber and dry pine, of  large growth, the relics of bygone  days. The muskeg bottoms are covered more or less thickly by scattered  scrub, birch-and willow.  "Proceeding further towards i the  mountains, as the elevation increases  the slopes are clad with-thickets of  black scrub pine (Pinus murrayana)  throughout which are aeon the standing skeletons of larger pine; the  ground Is hero littered with windfall. In the hollows, where moisture  I collects,  bunches  of white spruce,'of  A medal has  '.small  size  n..-rt  scrubby  nature,    are  _u  I mot with.    Along the    streams,    the  t.nn~ ;*...���������* i���������  t>���������,.,'o ! poplar and-cottonwood   (balsam  pop-  been issued in Pans,  jj,   are ^    c^    to  thc  water's  the feature of whicli is a bust of Mr. ^(1(jee .^^ exi0nd bin. a.very short dls-  ~ "   " *     " '~ " tance up the sln-prvs.  "Near to and adjoining  Tarte surrounded by the words "Can  ailn a Nation." This has a strong  resemblance to au attempt on the  part of the Master to steal the credit  ot Sir Wilflrd Laurier's great jubilee  accomplishment. Or have we been  made a nation twice, and in Paris as  '.vi-.ll  ns  Loudon?  HOW  CANADA IS  ADVERTISED  the moun-  ains. tho lower slopes are covered  almost entirely by scrub pine. Large  patches of white spruce are seen lu  the valleys, extending ln some cases  a considerable distance up the  slopes. On thn tipper slopes, and at  llio ton of the hi-rher lill's. are the  mountain snruco (Pinus EiiflemannO  the mountain fir (Abl^s suba'pi'nu)  and. In some in'---liinfp������ the rnountni-n  pin������ (Finns aihlcau'l������0: the l?st  grnv.-!! ou summits above 700 fept in  altitude. Poplar and cottonwood do  not grow In thp valleys in this portion of the foothills.  "Thfi Rocky mountain, pine (pinus  flexilis) is seen in the outer hills,  on the crests or tlie sandstone ridges,  lying on either side of the Bow  valley; also on the- outer crests along  thc south branch of Sheep river. Thp  Douglas fir (Psemlotsuga Douglasli)  was seen growing in clumps and  bunches in the Bow valley, extending  eastward from thc Cup. some 10 miles  or so:  scattering trees were also ob  What lhu- C. P. It. Is Doing in Makng  i      the Dominion  Known  Abroad.  Mr. J. C. Holden, president of the  Ames-Holden company, who recently  returned to Mnntrcul after a two and  a half years tour around the world,  concluded an interview in Uie Montreal Gazete as statins:  "Two things in particular are making-  Canada  more  widely  known  and j  moro   hishly    considered     the     world  over.       First,   her   part    in   the   war, I  which has excited interest not only in | sel.veU 0Il tlie slopes contiguous to the  England   but   in   every   part    of    the | 1}ow   valley   and  in     the  Baid  yMey  further east than the    distance mentioned. Throughout, they are scrubby  lot>>>; secondly, the widespread ad- i  vertis*mems of the C. P. R. Whore- I  ever Mr. Holden went he found the  pamphlets of thc gref-t railroad. He  found them in Russia, in Norway, in  Turkey. When th.-������ P. and O. steamship reached Kong Konc all the passenger.-; wished It" possible to go on by  the_ Empress t>oats;. for,, after experi  ence o* the- ship;.' of many flno-a ami"  many nations. Mr. Holden declares  them nnsurpaspc-d for comfort, table  and attendance. Kv*vii in out of thc.  way up-country Inns in Japan, where  guests are forced to eat and ������leep on  the floor and their diet consists of  fish in every possible form, the C. P.  R. advertisements were found. Canada's reputation has never stc-od higher than now."  in growth and much weather-worn,  iloubtless by the. strong winds that  blow down tho valley In the fall and  spring of the year. In tbo mountains, the timber in the valleys ofthe  had on what are now referred to as  tho wet periods, when tlio ponds and  coulees out on the plains wore full of  water the year through,' is a matter  for discussion; that it had some connection seems highly probable.  "Bush fires occur, and cause desolation with much greater rapidity  than the tracts denuded can be covered by a new growth. This new  growth will in time act as _an efficient menass to conserve ^ moisture. It  is therefore of vital interest that the  remaining timber and the new growth  on the watershed should be preserved; not only to assist. In retaining  the moisture at present precipitated,  but as a medium for increasing the  amount of prcipitation on the watershed. At tho present time thc bush  and prairio Arcs aro, I understand,  looked after by tho North West  Mounted police; and sundry penalties for starting the same are enforced upon conviction, under the North  West Territories act. This seems  very much like locking the door when  tho horse has gone. What is un.  doubtedly wanted Is a system of  guardianship. Thc foot-hills country  Is not uniiko "a. county in England.  tn the following respect: Thero are so  many travelled roads, or pack trails,  and so many by-ways and lanes, or  less travelled and moro difficult trails.  "Prospecting, hunting and survey-  in parties and bodies of Indians going  into or passing through the country  can only travel by the trails referred  to. The main trails are. of courBO,  most travelled, and all others arc offshoots from thee������. -  "If, ln a system of guardianship,  the guardians wero placed as residents at suitable points along theso  main trails, with authority to inquire  Into the business of th������ parties travelling along ithem, to register the  names and residences ot such iw-  sons, and to warn them to exorcise  caution ln lighting and extinguishing fires built for camplntr purposes;  at the' samo time stating the ppnaltleo  under the law for starting bush fires,  it seems that a distinct check would  bo placed upon the frequent occurrence of these disasters, and a moans  provided lo bring' the origin homo to  the parties responsible therefor.  "Over natural causes, such as Arcs  started by lightning, .there can be no  control: but lt has been rumored-that  tliere   arc   other   causes;   parties "re.  quiring  dry  timber  for  market  purposes, prospectors wishing to examine  rook  outcrops,    ranchera    who    have  none too much pasture land, and chief  of   all. .carelessness   in   lighting   and  extinguishing  camp  fires'   when   high  winds  are  ln   season.      One   fact   Is  paramount;    to   control     the     ravages  of "bush   fires  in   the  mountain  aud   foot-hills   districts,   action   must  be  taken .before,  not  after the, fires  line started.     Once give a fire a. rood  start with a strong    wind    blowing,  and unless chocked by a natural barrier such as a rl"er or lake, no power  outside of a providential rain or snow  storm can extinguish It.     As an Instance of carelessness. I may mention  that a short time ago travelling over  a   trail   now   used   by. prospectors,   T.  saw  the  remains  of >,tx, recent     camp  fire that had been lighted at tlie root  of a partly dry spruce tree.     The tire  hnd lmr-ed into the heart of the t*'ee,  and had there not been an exceptionally heavy rain-fall  during the  earlv  summer,   would    have    remained    in  readiness to be fanned    into    active  life  by  thc  first  wind   coming  down  the valley.-     Supposing such a flre to  have occurred, - these men, if duly registered   and   thoir  business   and . the  route by  which  they  were  travelling  known,  eonkl  have been located, and  the penalty due to their carelessness  administered as a warning -to others."  Considering tho importance! of preserving  thc  timber along the valleys  of  theso  foot.hills    for    the  purpose  stated,   the   writer   made    a   trip  on  horseback through this territory during his recent visit in    the    country,  and found the foregoing descriptions  are accurate in  their details,  and ho  would strongly recommend    the    employment of a certain number of men  to  patrol   thc district    during    those  months of the    year when fires " are  likely to occur.      These '. men  might  also receive an appointment as guardians by the government of)tho North  West  Territories  so   as   to' have  the  authority which  their ordinance confers on such officers.  The Cypress hills is another district that has been mentioned by-Mr.  Dennis-as .one that should be set  aside as a forest reserve.. He says,  that some 20. irrigation .ditches have  already been constructed-in this district. "  He also says, that these hills  THE   DYBB:S  FINISH  "I understand .tt'fe i dangerous . to  dye the hair?" causally /remarked,  the man who was' thinking of trying it.  "Vies," said -the marry medical  man; "one caa'tj teti when the  Fool   Killer   might  happen,   around."  J. M. 8COTT. B.A.. L.L.B  BarrlMar. Solicitor, Notary Public K������  McKeeaJe Avenue, Rerelstoke Stattn.  Money to Loan  Gymnastics  Will do much to develop a muscubu-  body. But the strength of the body ia  not to be measured by its muscle, but by  its blood. If thc blood is impure, the  body, in spite of its bulk and brawn, falls  an easy prey to disease.  There is no medicine equal lo Doctor  Pierce's Golden Med-  ical Discovery for  the purifying of the  blood. It carries off  the poisons which  contaminate the life  Quid. It increases  the activity of the  blood-making glands  and gives the body  an increased supply  of pure, body-build-  ing blood. It builds  up the body with  sound, healthy flesh  instead of flabby fat,  promotes thc appetite, feods the nerves,  and so gives to weak,  nervous people vitality and vigor.  There is no alcohol  contained in "Golden  Medical   Discovery,"  and it is absolutely free from opium,  cocaine and all other narcotics.  "I ftel it my duty to write to you or tbe wonderful curative powets of your * Golden Med.  leal DtacovMy.' " -writes George 8 Henderson,  Esq.. of Denaud, I^e Co., Florida. "I had a  bail brulM on tuy right car and my blood waa  badly out of order, I tried local doctors, but  with no good rasulu. Finally [ wrote you the  particulars la my ca^e nnd you advised your  ���������Golden Medical Discovery.' which I began to .  lake, rrom tbe Bnt bottle I began to feel  better, and whan I had talnn eight bottles the  sore waa healed up,   I wl9h you success."  Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical  Adviser, in paper covers, is sent free on  receipt of 31 one-cent stamps to .pay  expense of customs and mailing only.  Addrcsa Or. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.  HARVHY, McCARTER. & PINKHAM  _.   Barristers, Solicitors., Etc.  Solicitor,    for    Imperial    Bank    mt  Canada  CoJ-Wny funds to loan at 8 per owt  m-2^?"!* Molsons  Bank* Block  Virm Street RevelBtoke Station, B.C.  J. W. CROSS  Office  Mackenzie Avenue, Revelstoh.  Surgeon to the C. P. R.  Health Officer. Citjr of Revelstoke  Methodist Church, Reyeletoke  0K������e  of the  morning service.   Bab-  Weeklv ������rl������?d Blb!e cU8s * 2:8������'  ������13ZJ ZraV*r mee������nK every Wea-  are cordially Invited.   Seats free.  .   RBV.aj.THOMPSON.  Pastor.  St Peter's Church (Anglic**)  Eight n,m., Holy Eochartat; li  a.m., matins, litany and sermon (Hoi*  Eucharist, flrst Sunday in the month):  2: SO Sunday ��������� school, er chiidrens'  eerrice; 7:30 evensong (choral) an.  sermon. Holy Days���������The Holy  Eucharist Is celebrated at 7 a.m. or ���������  *.���������>., as announced. Holy Bapttan  after Sunday school at 3:16.  C. A. PROCUmTR, Vicar.  Presbyterian Church  Service  every  Sunday    at  11  a.m  and 7.30 p.m.   Bible Class at B:M 9.  nt. to which all are welcome. Prayer  meeting at 8 p.m. every Wednesday.  REV. W. C. CALDER, Pastor. .  Roman Catholic-Church  Mass first and  third    Sundays' la  month at 10:30 a.m.- '   REV. FATHER THATHK.  Salvation Army  Meeting every night in their haB  on front street  JMkffiffi#������ffiiNM������ffiffiffiffi  Revelstoke Herald  (SEMI-WEEKLY)  are being rapidly denuded of timber.  Elbo-a-  nnd   SheeD  rivers,   up    -which i n WU1 probably be found well to have  .Lrftv_orsiFsj������:erGic'irrjeiL_i.stthG_siime_as^.this=districUguarded^andiiiUi<!Xamin^  that,  mentioned   for  the  hlither-foot-   ation mado as-to what areas  should  hills. beconihiE scrubby and bush-lilcn ; 0e included in"the reservation if ono  as it approaches timber line.     At the ; is set part here.'  head  of those streams small  bunches ; *rhe Foot-Hills ^Between the Bow and  of    mountain    larch     (Larlx    Lyallli Sasatclicwan  were seen ln a few places, a few trees j     The condition of this district, both  were  also    noted   near    the  head   of   with respect to the    timber    and the  Jumping Ponud creek; the largest did   streams   flowing    easterly    from   tho  THE "WOLF GUN"  [not exceed one foot ia diameter  j Throughout the area several kinds of  j scrub willow and mountain alder  abound on the helKhts, and larger  willow and a. species of alder closely  resembllnK Iho casern black alder  were  noticed   alon*,*      somo      of  tlie  Tho wolf irun  was considered such. smaller streams,  a   foolish   device    that     the     Unitrd j    "Taken as a  whole  time  small   anr]  Staton   government   for   a   lonn  refused to issue a patent for it.   Now  It  is  in  op(*ration,    and     Is    saving  thousands of head of cattle, sheep and  swine.      ._     ._..  Dozens   of   ranchers    in     Colorado! brunch, ixtcmliag a alior  and  Wyoming are    providing    them-j that   stream   and  a   few  tin.', timber   is  not   suited   for   cxtensivu  lumbering   operations. The    only  bodies of timber of any great extent  were   observed   on   the   Elbow   river,  clos<;    to  tho Juncture of  the  r-'lshor  rilHtimce up  mile?,   down  In   the-  new parliament  divisions fhow:  Mb  Miiritinii; P"ovlnr������^������   Quebec   Ontario   N1.HI1   West   !3'1  the  Tl  same  -Ind. Con.  11    12  58  'i%  .12  VA  5  133 78  This, il. i-j to bo remembered, is glv-  iiiK tlie gnvf-rnnieiit the lien'.'fit of all  the Independents, thoiiKfi there are  some. llk������ Mr. Jliehardeon, of I.lsgar.  who aro likely to vote agnlnst It on  moM nintt'-rs in whieh the new f,il>-  c-rals tii If thr- keenr;3t Interest. It  '-bowed first that the govf*mnvBnl  gulnul notbi'i.er, l.aklnc; tlie country ns  a whole, and, second, Uiui but. for the  moanv wlileh its tat-mlif-iv; :inil'pii|i-  r������n;'*p*>. i:rc* j/> r*~-(i'J:**v 0'."''n*c :!.  "   .''  I.' Vi-  :���������   :.      '.,".r  ���������'���������;���������-.  :-.x  1:11.  solves with the weapons, and H is! tlio Klncw nn  said, tliat they are "worth tliolr| timber here 1,  welglu  In  gold."  The wolf gun i.s nn ordinary gun  arranged to explode a blank cartridge  every hour during the night by a  clever little device Invented by a  Kansas man. Tho ranchman places  it near his herd and goes to sleep,  knowing that they will bo safe from  the attack ot predatory animals,  ���������bee.auso theso animnls ff-nr tbe report of  a  gun.  It is ii faithful watt-'n. Every hour  Its report nan bo heard, nnd If there  aro cayotes within half a mile of tlie  machine they will endeavor to got  more distance between them and the  nolso. ���������Denver Times.  RAl'IU   GROWTH   OF   PIGS  "Tlio tiifi ihas tho reputation of  being able fo produce a. ''greater  we/glit of meat in a shorter lime from  a certal:. quantity of food than any  -if our oliier farm animals," says thn  Farmer's Advocate. "As illustrative of this, it may he mentioned  Mint while n; -well-ftil, comfortably  cuifirttred pig will increase in weight  nf. the rule of ntte pound for every  live or six pounds of dry feed which  it consumes, nn ox requires to consume from IU to ir, pounds of dry  tuoi] {depending f>n the mnterlnisi  i.i  ui'i". r  to pri'iiH-i.'  the Bam" weight  nf   I. <..:.'"  the south side. The  chiefly composed Of  bliifk jiino and while spruce, and  win reach two or two and a half feet  In diameter. Also on the south  branch of Sheep river, near the mountains, a large body of timber exists,  whero Mr. John Lnehara, of High  Kiver. has been carrying oa lumbering operations for somo years,  and is still doing so. Several  valleys densely timbered with pine  and spruce, lie between the Jumping  Pound creek and Klbow river, near  the mountain* the majority of the  timber, however, is small and scrub,  by.  mountains and the probable utlliza/-  tlon of tho latter for' Irrigation pur.  poses, are similar to those referred to  at some length south of the Bow  river, and 11 would probably be well  to have nn-examination mado of the  timber to determine whether this  urea should also be set apart as a  permanent timber reserve. There  seems no doubt that greater attention  than heretofore will havo to bo. gl,ven  lo guarding it from flre, and probably  it should .bo dealt with in that respect In ii similar way to that recommended with reforcnee to the  foo.t-hllls south  of the  Mow rlvor.  HIS   VHIMSOl'HY  She-���������1 know wc have , lvrything  we raly nado, but there's mannny it  wan   thot's   better   off.  Ho���������-ve shud be satisfied. ;lvry-  body ihf/t has Uiolr ealt an' strin'lh  an' that's able to kiek lubout what  doesn't   suit   Uilm   shud   he  satisfied.  IIIKA.TION.-M,  Mrs. .lonc-E���������Oil. doctor, is my hus-  ; band  still   li-ratlon-il?  ;     Dr.   J>osem���������Extremely   so.     When  I I   told  liim yonr  mother was coining  tomorrow  he mulled.  "Dy far.   tho largest   arci*    In    ihe  tract described  Is covered  with  brule. i  showing either,.bare   slopes, with  Uioi'T*t,,a     T*?/-j-irf**1<itn1*-p������  whitened   remains   of  thc  old   forests;   ���������������  Hv-    i\i.VClolUllC  standing or lying on, the ground, or  else the nakedness of the old timber  Is partially covered by thickets of  scrub pine that hav.-* sprung up to  hide the old bones: nature's method  of habilitating hereself. . . .fudging  by tho standing or fallen timber yeon  in the brule, the forests when greon,  contained trees of a fair size; and the  growth must have been sufficiently  dense t.o retain the moisture on the  slopes for n. period well extending  Into tho summer, if Indeed it did nnt  last throughout tho year. Tho effect  musi undoubtedly huvc* 1j������pu n more  evenly distributed f'ow 'n llio str������-"nK  it.'I 11 lesr violent ru������i-oiT in iti������ ������*>r'v  Fprisig.      ',','lm! bearing llil.*; may have  I j^erald  fHcml Woekly  Has more readers ln North  Kootenay than any other paper;  has more advertisers ln RevelBtoke than any other paper;  does more job printing ln the  city than any other, paper; It's  news J3 more spicy -and up-to-  dato; Its lnfluenco is greater;  Its advertising rates' aro lowest  circulation considered; Its sab  scription rato Is only $2.00 pel  annum; it covers the Held. Try  lt and be with the crowd.  Writp to  RRVET.STfM-rn rrrcnAij?.  TTevewioUCs B. C.  Is the leading newspaper ot  the great mining districts of  West Kootenay. It gives all  the latest mining, telegraphic .and local news, written up  ln authentic, reliable and read  able articles from unquestionable Information..- It enjoys  a large circulation and Is con-,  soauently unequalled as as  advertising medium' In tfe*  field ln which lt Is pnWlshed.  Steriptioii $2,00 Per RnnUm  $1.25 For Six  StriGtlu in Rtase.  It takes a foremost piace ln  the race for- prominence and  popularity with business  houses and as a, consequence  does more business with  those requrtng printed stationery and office supplies than  -'any"other"prihting'v-establiflh--  ment ln Eastern British Columbia. The class of work  turned out has" been pronounced equal to any .thing of ths  Und... executed' In the large  ottles by much larger ' print**:  erics.  Job Printing Department  Is equipped with tho latest  faces In type designs and all  work entrusted to The Herald  Is handled ' . by exprtenced  workmen who thoroughly understand the proper use of the  material at their . disposal;  Tha Herald does not claim to  bo the only printing house la.  tbe district but lt does' claim  to be  Thoroughly Up-To-Date Ib  Every PartiGillar  And In a position to give'-as  good value for the' money expended, either for advertising  spaco in its publication' or  for job printing, as can bo  given by any other house of  the kind in British Columbia.  Write for estimates and sam-  pies   of printing.    AU .^wort  turned out'promptly and sat-':  isfactorUy. ; One.: price to aJL;  No job can be too largo or  too small for. .The   Herald's:  consideration.    Special atten-  - -    r  tion given   to orders by mall.  A. JOHNSON, Proprietor.  PUBLICATION DAVS : Tuesdays and Fridays.  MmJMfrj^&&$j&Sb&&$.' /������*���������  Another British  Disaster Reported  GENERAL CLEMENTS  FORCED TO   RETIRE   WITH   SEV  ERAL OFFICERS  KILLED.���������HEAVY   LOSSES  ON BOTH SIDES.  CHINA'S TERMS  DISASTROUS HURRIGANE IN SAN FRANCISCO.-LOST IN  .    A MANITOBA BLIZZARB.  London, Dec. 14.���������The Daily Kinross publishes a rumor of a sori.  ous disaster to the British arms.  According to tho report thc "' Boers  attacked the camp of General Clements in the Barberton district capturing the camp, killing a number  of British officers and taking prisoners all the BriUsh troops including four companies of the Northumberland fusiliers. The story is not  confirmed .1. any quarter and Is  most   generally disbelieved.  London, Dec. IS.���������Lord Kitchener  reports that after a severe fight at  Nooitgedactat Qenoral Clements' forco  waa compelled to retire by Comman-  3ant De La Rey with a force ot 3,500  men. Four British officers were  tilled. The other casualties were not  reported. Lord Kitchener's official  despatch to the war office is ..as follows: "Pretoria, Dee. 13.���������Genera!  Clements' force at Nooitgedacht was  ���������Htacked at dawn today by Ds La Rey.  reinforced by Beyers' commando from  - Warmabths, making a force estimated  at 3,500. Though the first attack was  repulsed the Boers managed to get  on top of the Hagaliesburg hill,  which was hold by four companies of  the Northumberland Fusiliers and  were thus able to command Clements'  camp. He retired on Hekpoort, and  took up a position on a hill in the  centre of thc valley. ,   The casualties  ' have not been completely reported,  but the fighting was very severe, and  I deeply regret that Colonel Leggo of  the Twentieth Hussars, and Captains  > MacBean, Murdoch and Atkins were  killed. Relnforcemeints have left  hore."  Johannesburg, Dec. 14.���������(3:26 p.m.)  ���������The battle still continues in the  hills a few miles from Krugersdorp.  General ' Clements has asked for reinforcements, and mounted men under  General French have already gone.  There have been many casualties on  both sides. tt Is estimated that the  Boers number 2,8001 The scene of  the fight in ominously close to Pretoria. ' Nooitgedacht is only 82 miles  north .west of Pretoria.  ABOUT COL. STEELE  RUH0RE0 THAT HE WILL RETURN TO  SOUTH AFRICA  HALIFAX  BANQUET  Sir Wilfrid.���������A Big  Feast.  Liberal  Love  Halifax,   Dec.   13.���������To   tho   waving  of flags and the cheering of over 500  voices   Sir  Wilfrid   Laurier  arose  to  address   thc   Liberals   assembled .in  tho   banquet  hall   at  the    armouries  From   end     to  end  of  the  After  Bringing    Strathcona's  Home  Horse  Ten Important Concessions Yielded by To  the Emperor  Tien Tsen, Dec. 15.���������According to  credible Chinese sources of information Emperor Kwang Lu will agree  to the following demands of the  powers: .  .  First. Indemnity to the amount of ��������������������������������� ,t was a ������������������, ot" wa-v-  700.000,000   taels.   payable    within   60   ���������*  ��������������� h      ntlen    fairlv  years,  and  guaranteed  by  the  Pekin _r*���������  wUu'cneers.    Th0 banquet will  authorities. 'rank  as one of tbe  grandest eventH  Second. The erection in Pekin of }n Halifax's history and was the  a suitable monument to the memory j j^-gost cvor attended by the proof Baron Von Kettler. [mler. The Maritime express bear-  Third. An Imperial prince, a near ing sir Wilfrid Laurier and members  relative of the Emperor, to go to Ber- of the cabinet did not reach tho city  fin to apologize and express regret, until late owng to a breakdown on  for tho murder. I Wednesday night and tho premier  Fourth. Foreign troops to hold the i and party did ������*^h*������ f������������?f  lines of: communication between Taku  ������������> nearl y^ootodc. J*,������������������^  ana reicin. 'started to tho banquet hall amid tiio  Fifth. Punishment of Boxer , stra.n8 of thc "British Grenadiers."  officers. |A   tew   -minutes     later    Sir    Wilfrid  Sixth. Candidates from districts Laurier appeared accompanied by  where anti-foreign outrages have been ! four Dominion ministcra. Messrs  perpetrated not to be allowed to com- ' sifton. Fielding,, Tarte and Pater-  pete in Chinese examinations at Pokin son. Thoir.. appearance was greet -  for live years. ! oa  with  tremendous  cheorlnsr.  Seventh.   Abolition  of    the    Tsung  Toronto, Dec. 14.���������A London cable  states that Lord Strathcona knows  nothing of thc announcement received tooay from Cape Town that  Colonel Steele, of Strathcona's Horse,  had accepted a divisional command ln  Baden Powell's constabulary. The  announcment says that ho will return to South Africa after taking  Strathcona's Horse to Canada. The  date />n which the Strathcona's will  leave South Africa is undecided.  Their period of service Is not up till  February.  CANADIAN  CASUALTIES  Private Dunsmore Dead of Enteric Fever at Pretoria.   Private  Dandy  Dangerously III..  Ottawa, Dec., 13.���������Private Dunsmore  of the .Canadian Mounted rifles died  of enteric fever at Pretoria. Private  Dandy is dangerously ill at Potchsfs-  troora. Dandy belongs to .Medora,  Manitoba. Private Dunsmore was a  member of A; squadron, R. C. O.           o   TROOPER  DANDY  DEAD  Li Yamen.  Eighth. Foreign envoys to have access to the F.mperor at all timos.  Ninth. Importation of arms und  ammunition Into tho province of  Chlell to be abolished.  Tenth. The land and sea forts between Shanghai, Twan, Taku and  Pekln to be destroyed.  PRESIDENT   HILL  THE HAY-PAUNCEFOTE  TREATY  By 65  RETURNING  TROOPS  The  Lake   Champlsin   Will  St. John.  Land   at  Ottawa, Dec. 14.���������A cable - received  at tho - department of militia from  Cape Town says that Private Dandy,  of Strathcona's Horse, from Medora,  Manitoba, died of enteric fever on  December 11.  London, Dec. 14.���������The war office reports the deaths of No. 51, Dandy, of  Strathcona's Horse, of enteric fever  at Potchefstroom,, on December 11;  and No. 67, Dunsmore, A. squadron,  R. C. Dragoons, at Pretoria, on  December  10.  Trooper C. R. Dandy followed farming for a livelihood. He enlisted at  Prince Albert "and was 34 years of  age. His birthplace is Hawksbury,  Out., where his father, Job. Dandy, at  present resides.  The Dsvis Amendment Passes  to   17.  Washington, Dec. 14.���������The senate  yesterday afternoon adopted the  Davies amendment to the Hay-Paun-  cefoto treaty, which provides that  nothing in the treaty shall be constructed as preventing -the United  States from taking proper measures  to defend the contemplated Isthmian  canal.  The Davis amendment was adopted  by a vote of 65 to 17. The senate  then, on motion of Senator' Lodge,  who Is In charge of the treaty, adjourned till tomorrow. Immediately  after the vote was taken on the  Davies amendment can adjournment  was ordered and a conference of  leading senators called to map out  a ' programme for future action.  There is murh uneasiness exhibited  I among the friendB of the treaty" over  1 the ' evident Intention of Republican  senators to still further amend lt,  and thc report that the administra.  tion will urce the rejection of the  treaty rather than its ratification with  the   Davis' amendment.  Denies  Various , Rumors    Regarding  Railway  Matters  Su Paul, Dec. IC���������James J. Hill,  president of the Great Northern, yesterday gave out. a statement in an  swer to thc reported absorbtlon of  tho Brie road, the resignation of Mr.  Hill as president of the Great Northern, and the allegation that he would  taken up tho organizing of a transcontinental system, talcing in tho  Erie as a connecting link.  "As to my resignation and taking  up tho work of the organization of  a now transcontinental line, the story  is nonsense," said Mr. Hill. "So far  as trying to organize a great combination of Hues across the continent  is concerned, there is absolutely nothing ln it. Such an undertaking  would bo too great for any person  to handle and besides that it is impracticable. The conditions are too  diverse to warrant any such attempt.  The wholo proposition is nonsensical.  As to my retiring -from tho presidency of the Great Northern. I waa  reelected to that position at the annual moetlng of tho road In October  and there is no likolihook of my getting out. of It."   a  LACROSSE  A Piaked Team to be Sent From Montreal to Australia.  It iu understood that the lacrosse  enthusiasts of Montreal are going to  send a picked team from that city to  Australia, which trip it is estimated  will cost them somewhere in the  neighborhood of $7,000. Of course  this is a very large sum to be put up,  especially by 0. "down east" city, but  as most or the young men comprising  the likoly aggregation who would  undertake the trip have well-to-do  parents, this great obstacle may be  said to be safely overcome. There  Is, however, a much ..greater obstacle  than this, and one which involves  more consideration than the whero-  with-all to make a trip of this kind,  that 18, will tho team representing  this heath, represent much else than  birth and wealth, as no doubt those  who will furnish the way to get there,  will insist on playing the game when  there. If a team is .sent. from Canada to Australia, it must be a team  that can show Canada's sister colony  the way the game Is played hore, and  be dead sure that this will be demonstrated in such a way that they  in Kangarooland will considor themselves outclassed In tho game. If  this object is to be attained thc best  and surest way to accomplish it  would bo to corral the New Westminsters, champions of the world, and  send thorn over to represent the  great national summer game of Canada. Should this team undertake  the trip, lt is betting dollars to marbles than they would roturn without  a defeat.  UNKNOWN CANADA  An  A CANADIAN LLOYDS  Ottawa, Dee. 14.���������Lord Strathcona I  cabied the militia department today!  that the Lake -ChantpUiin. with Col.  Oner and the troops on board, will  land at St. John. As soon, as the  cable was received ' Colonel Pinault.  the deputy minister of militia tele_  graphed Mayor Daniel of St. John  aa to arrangements for rccelvlug the.  soldiers. It is likely that Colonel  Pinault wil go and meet them and  superintend tue arrangements for  receivng and paying off the men.  The department has made arrangements for placing Colonel Otter and  the officers of the permanent corps  at the different depots.  The Rosslyn Castle which sailed  yesterday from Cape Town will land  at Halifax. Sir Alfred Mllnor cabled  to  Lord  Minto  today  as  follows:  "Cape- Town. Dec 13.���������Canadian  contingents sailed today in Rosslyn  Castle after a triumphant inarch  through Cape Town. I inspected them  on the jetty and thanked them for  their services.. The troops left amidst  enthusiastic  cheers.  ISljgnea) "Mil.Nl'.K."  LORD ROBERTS'  PROCLAMATIONS  THE CZAR AND KRUGER  Appeals of the  Ex-President's Friends  Have influenced the Czar, who '  .will Receive Kruger.  ���������  The Hague, Dec^ 13.���������A despatch  from St. Petersbriig to the Journal  announces in the most positive terms  that the Czar influenced by the appeals   and   representations   of    those! +���������  ,������������������,������������������,���������  .    _.._  high in the Russian church and who 13������ J������y]m^ne JL,J^,,, ,���������rdm ������,,,,  ^������-o nro nno, ������������������.! u.. *t,��������� ���������-... _j tvY ' Dobell, who arrived In London this  Viort^,;   ZL nLU I ������+a d D"ke  week will    make    a  strong    protest  K^tr -Thf,^iien, &    reC6IVe   against the Lloyds action before the  ivruger.  ine associates of the ex-ore-  -r���������j���������- riu���������~K~_ ���������* ������-i���������~~���������- ������  sident are delighted at the news. TjCradon Cnamber ������������ Commerce.  To Regulate  Shipping.���������Fast Atlantic  *" Service Again.     "  Ottawa, -Dec. 14.���������-A London cable  says: "It -la understood that the  illder-Dempster Steamship company  has forwarded to the Canadian government a tender for a fast Atlantic  service. It is also asserted on high  authority that the Canadian - govern- ,-  ment has definitely decided on the  establishment of, a Canadian Lloyds.'  as the only way of combating" the'  British Lloyds' discrimination in marine 'insurance rates against the St.  Lawrence steamers. The government will appoint a royal commission  Hon.   R.  R.  Exploring    Expedition    Discovers  Many New Marvels  in the  Mountain's.  Field, 11. C.,'1 Dec. 15.���������Canadian  Pacific engineers who have - returned  from an exploring expedition in' this  region of the Canadian Rockies.report  the discovery of magnificent waterfalls, one dropping from a height of  1,300 feet, several glaciers, one of  which rivals the great glacier of the  Selkirks in its area, and surpasses it  in the magnificence of its surroundings, of mountain lakes of unusual',  beauty.-andof lofty peaks which offer  great temptation to mountain climbers. They report that these hitherto  hidden marvels of- nature can be made  easily accessible by the construction  of trails, and it is understood these  will be built early next spring.  THROUGH  THE  KOOTENAYS  il,tWiffWWWfWf!ffWtWffflitit������W^^  THE MOLSONS BANK  IXCORPORATHD BY ACT OF P\RUA������KST,   1855.  HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL  Authorised Capital  Paid up Capital  Rnst Fund  -    f2.500.000  ���������      2J70.0OO  1.850,000  DIRECTORS:   Wm. Kolsok Macpitsksos, PrcsMeat; S. H. Ewiko, "Vico-Pre  dent  W. U. Kamsay, Samuel Fiklbt, Hfubv A������chibal������, j. p. Clbosobb,  H. MARKI^ni Hot so*.  Jakes Kluot, General ttam&gtr.  A general banking business transacted.    Interest allowed at current ���������  rates. J. D. MOLSON.  Masaobb, Revelstokb, B.C.  m^um^muiUiUxrummuumiumiUiUiuuiiiiuu  Complications Among tlie  Promoters  of the Victoria, Vancouver and  Eastern Railway.  Vancouver, Dec. 12.���������It is claimed  that both Mesrss. Mackenzie and  Mann, and McLean Bros., of Vancouver, are anxious to build a railway at  once from the coast through to the  Kootenays, but neither of them are  sure of the title to the charter obtained for the purpose of building the  road, which is known as tho Victoria,  Vancouver and Eastern  railway.  Some time ago, Mackenzie &  Mann got an option on this charter  from tho McLean Bros., and associates. They paid aome $5,000, and  were to pay the rest when the bonuses  arrived. ' Now McLean Bros, have  Interested capitalists who say they  arc ready to build the road, and  Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann offered to  resign the charter for the amount  they paid in incidental expenses,  namely $30,000, but McLean Bros, refuse to listen to this proposition, and  claim that Mackenzie & Mann failed  to carry out what they undertook,  and the charter reverts to them in  any event. Messrs. Holt & Lukes,  confidentital agents for Mackenizc &  Mann, are now in Victoria, and it is  very likely are feeling, the government regarding the promised bonus  to the road. In the meantime a law  suit is likely to take place before  operations are commenced on the  road.  D, Sibbald  REAL ESTATE  MINING  AND  INSURANCE  AGENT   ���������j "j-  McKenzie Ave,  RATE $ioo PER DAY  The  Columbia  House.  Good accommodation.    A   good biu  well supplied   with choice win*.*-*-  liquors and cigars.  Free Bus Meets All Train*  A BUFFALO Bill  A  SERIOUS  FIRB  OUT IN A BLIZZRDARD  -His  Settle  Misunderstanding   About  -^.Buming-of-Farms. ���������,,,.  the  A Manitoba Boy  Loses His  Life.-  ' Brother Badly Frozen.  Elkhorn, Dec. 14.���������Two boys aged  17 and 15 years, sons .of Jas. Jones,  Rocbank farm, near here, left home  yesterday morning for Assiniboino  valley, six miles distant, for wood,  when returning in the evening their  horses left' the trail and played out.  The boys unhitched and started to  ride ' towards home. After a short  distance the younger comp'ained of  being cold and got off to walk, but  found  he was, frozen and could  not.  HIs*-brother_wrapped-him-up-ln-the  Fall River. Mass.. Dec. 1G.���������An  eany morninpr fire here destroyed the  St. James hotel, .gutted the shoo  store of Price. Commissioner &  Stanton, and the departmental "store  of Quinn. Woodland & company, resulting in a loss of $45,000, partly  insured. The north side of the hotel  rell Into the street ana ��������� completely  aemolifhed   a  fire  truck.    The  front  BIG DEAL IN THE LARDEAU  I of the hotel fell in S-ut.h Main street i }n tnis state,  i bringing  down   the   teleirra.-Dh,    tele  ' phone and electrie   wires    and    com  i Has made-Its" Appearance in a Herd of  j     Indian Cattle.   Are There Others?'  | Bismarck. N. D., Dec. 12.���������An im-  . mense buffalo bull has put iu an appearance among tne cattle owned by  , the Sioux Indians and' ranged near  1 the Standing Rock reservation, CO  ' miles south of this city. The animal  came unneralded * and from .whence  , nobody Knows. For years it has bson  supposed  that every bison  was extinct  Br������own   & Pool  Proprietors  l^ondon, Dec. IS.���������Forty-one proclamations of Lord Roberta have be������a  published. . They have been mostly  summarized previously in the newspapers. The last one, dated November 18th says: "Aa there appears to  bo some misunderstanding as regards  the burning of farms the commander  in chief wishes the- following to be  (he lines upon which general officers  commanding are to act No farm Is  fo be burned except for aa aet of  treachery or when troopa are fired on  from the premises, or as punishment  lor tho breaking of tho telegraph or  railway lines, or when used as bases I  of operations for raids, and then only  with the direct consent ot the general  officers commanding. The mere fact  that a burgher Is absent on a com;  mando is on no account to be used as  a reason for burning his house. All  cattle, wagons and foodstuffs are- to  be removed from all farms���������if that is  impossible, they are to be destroyed,  whether the owner is present or not."  A MAGNIFICENT SEND OFF  RETURNING.  CANADIANS.  CHEERED  BY THOUSANDS.  Many Distinguished  People Take Pari  Liverpool, Dec. 13.���������-The Elder-  Dempster line steamer Lake Cham-  plain sailed from this placo for Halifax at noon yesterday witli the members of the Canadian regiment on  board. The Canadians got a raagnl-  Mccnt sond off at Llverpol as they  wero ombarklng on the Lako Cham-  plain. " Thousands of people wero  on the landing stngo and the cheering wus continual. Tho bauds played "Soldiers or the Queen" and "Tho  Maple Leaf." Tho Lord Mayor, the  Bishop of Llvorpool and many distinguished citizens were present The  Lord Mayor delivered n stirring  speech and was ��������� followed By the  bishop. Colonol Otter responded  amid rousing cheers us the steamer  left, speaking from ���������th������ deck. It  was n fitting close to Liverpool's  sories of magnificent demonstrations.  robes and watcjhed him till daylight,  when ho discovered they were only  half a mile from Mrs. Caldwell's. On  arriving there he found his feet were  frozen. Assistance was sent back to  his brother, who was found to be  dead. The weather was very cold  and'- a blizzard was ' blowing from  early, morning. -  CALIFORNIA STORM  Destroys Much Property in San Fran-  . cisco.  San Frandsco, Dec. 15.���������Ono of the  most severe storms that ever broke  over the city commenced at an early  Hour yesterday morning and has raged in fitful gusts ever since, rain and  wind sweeping over the city with unusual violence and was accompanied  by thunder and lighning. At one  time lt rained iu such torrents that  many thought a cloud burst eminent.  During the height of top storm many  houses were overturned by the wind,  fences wore blown down and other  damage done. One of the greatest receiving tanks of the San Francisco  Gas and Electric company was struck  liy lighning. One person was hurt  in the explosion, and the tank was  completely demoralized.  The deal  for the Metropolitan and   pietely tying up the electric car ser-  Sunset groups at the    head  of    the' vice,  north fork of the Lardeau. has. been ���������  completed. -The properties have been BlinDC TDnilDI C IM QIPHT  bonded by the owners, H. Carter and   I������IUr\U    IIXUUDLC   In   Olun I  Lew  Thompson,  to  F.  W.   Tiffin,  of    Vancouver, acting for C. W. McCros- T Thousand ' Rnrprs Marching on  san, of Chatham, Ontario. The ,en ���������������������������ousana Boxers marcning un  amount of the bond ia $37,000 to be j Pekin.  paid  ?3,700 in six months from date > ,        ���������       ,���������    __   ' .        ,.  of agreement, $10,300 in 12 months ! P^in. Dec. 17.-The French reoort  and $23,000 in 18 months. "  FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION  ' Buffalo,.,Dec.U.^The boiler .of a  Leliigh Valey engine which was  hauling a string of freight cars at  Choetowaga. exploded tonight, flying  clear of the trucks and turning end  over end. The.engineer, W. M. Smith  and the fireman, James Kelly, both  of Buffalo, were'Instantly killed.  The animal, that has  made its appearance is unusually  wild aud fierce and - is disposed to  attack herdsmen who attempt to get  near It. Strict orders have been  issued by the agent against killing  the animal in the hope that it will  remain and that others may be dls-  coverea.  ?. 5URNS-& CO.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers *  Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton. Sausage  Fish and Came in season.  THE PIONEER LIVERY-  wcoEfiaur'  eed   and Sale Stable of tbe Lardeau and Trout Lake  MANAGER WHYTE  the approach on the Chinese Imperial  city ' of 10.000 .men.      Hai   Ting Fo,  the French  garrison, 15-'miles  west, j  is   -.being :. attacked     bv'an advance I ���������-   It,     Dec    13-__WrQ.   Whyte,  guard. ��������� The powers have,appealed t   ��������� ��������� '  Discusses the Company's Western Policy with the General Manager.  Siddle and   Pack  Hoi*si'������  Always  for  Uire.  Fieightiuir and  Teaming n,  Snecialtv.  Li Hung. Chang and demand that he  prevent the. march of'these troops  xiwing_..to   peace,   negotiations    now  In the six day bicycle race at Madison Square' garden;-- Elker and-- Mc-  Farlane finished first, the Canadian  team being second.  being ln progress.  TRAGIC   DEATH  Of a Duke's Daughter in England���������  The Kody Found in a Fish Pond  London. ,Dec. Iti.���������The bodv of  Catherine Mariners, eldest daughter  of the Duke of Uutland. who has been  missing since Friday, was found In a  tlsh oond in tho grounds of Belvolr  Castle today.  manager of the western lines of tha  C. P. R., Is. in-the city and spent.yes-  -terday iii consultation , with Mr. D.  -McNicoll.-genoraLmanager.-regarding-  mattcrs connected with thc oempany's  western policy.  Daily Stage leaves Thomson's Landing every morning at      o clock  for Trout Lake Citv.   For particulars write  1   CRAIG & HILLMAN, Thomson's Landing  ^E-BlAL  BA  W     -\3tr\i  TWENTY-ONE  LIBERALS    TO     NINE  ELECTED.  CONSERVATIVES  $8,000 DAMAGES  Verdict Against the C.P.R. for a Man  Killed.  Rat Portage. Onr., Dec. 14.���������The  first case up at the assizes which  opened here yesterday before Chief  Justice Meredith, was . Savage vs.  the C.P.R., an action for $10,000 damages for tho death of the plaintiff's  husband who was killed while in the  defendant's employ. The case went  to Iho Jury, shortly after noon today,  after his lordship had charged In  favor of defendants. The*, jury after  being out threo hours and a half returned a verdict of tin* plaintiff for  $8000. .  Charlottetown. P. E. I., Dec. 13.���������  The elections yesterday, resulted, in  the Liberal government being sustained. Prince county returns a solid  phalanx of Liberals. In the first district Rogers and Gallant. Liberals,  defeated Birch and Buotc, Conservatives, by large .majorities. In the  second district McWIlliams and  Rycharas, Liberals, defeated Barclay  and McDonald; the lost named only received eight votes. In the third district McNutt and Arsenault, Liberals,  defeated McDonald and Arsenault,  Conservatives. This district waa  always recognized as a Conservative  stronghold. In Summerslde, R. C.  McLeod loads McNeil, Conservative;  and Oodkin. Liberal. * defeated Dta-  RocbeQ, Conservative. Iu the fpurtfc  district Captain Joseph Bead and'8.  E. Reld w<bb elsatetf over Ande  IIuuil Oitivo. Toronto.  Capital Authorized, - 52,500,000.00  Capital'Paid Up, - . $2,458,603.00  Rest, - $1,700,000.00  and Campbell. In the seaond dfetrlot  of Queens,1 Premier ffameluHracn and  his eollaaguo. Dr. Douglas,, bury tttslr  opponents, Mellish and eallaat Ia  Charlottetown the Libsrul candidates  Hughes and Wh������������r, both n*w men,  are elected, th* former with 147, tha  latter with 488 mnjoriUaa. Belfast  and Murray Harbor districts, and  Georgetown.' and Soarls districts return two Conservative*. Ia Fort  Augtin, Cummiakey aad Waixer, both  Liberals are elected ever MeCourt  and McLean. Cardigan district Ib  not beard from, but the probabilities  aro that one each will bo retnrnod,  making 19 Liberals and 11 Conservatives. A large voto was polled In  every district, although tho .Conservatives lost heavily on" tbe island  generally,' they nevertheless 'retained  a few of the strongest men, amoae  and McQusrrifi hy nirmtanMal oiajorl-, whom was the Ieadtr.  ties.     SimpMa and Smith in the first ���������    Latest reports girc 21 Liberals amA  district  ft   Queen's   tefeatol  MoLarS . 9 Conservatives.  -  DIRECTORS:  EL  S.   Howland,   President  T.R.Merrltt.Vlce-Pres,   St.   Catherines  William Ramsay,  Robert Jaffray  Hugh   Ryan,   T   Sutherland,   Stayner  Ellas* Rodgers  D. R. Wilkie, General Manager  BRANCHES  North West and British Columbia:  Brandon,     Calgary,      Edmonton,  Golden, Nelson, Portage la Prairie  Prince       Albert,        Strathcona,  Vancouvor, Winnipeg, Revelstoke.  Ontario:  Essex, Fergus, Gait, Ingcrsoll,  Listowol,, Niagara Falls, Port  Cclborno, Rat Portage, Sault Ste.  Mario, St. Catherines, St.Thomas,  Toronto, Welland, , Woodstock.  Hamilton.  Quebec:  .  Montreal.  Savings Bank Department���������DeposlU  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 .Ta?"U> Antral la, New Zealand etc  Gold   purchased.  Thu?  bank  Issues  Special  Receipts  which will be accounted for at any  of the Hudson's  Bay  Co's  Posts  ln  the Yukon and Northern districts.  A. R. B. HEARN.  Mptip*-<"' Rpvwlotolfs Bi*������uob.  ably furnished -with the .choicest  .the* iHBrket.nrfords.... Best; .-.Wines.  "Liquors and Clears.     Large, light  bedrooms. Rites - SI.   a    day.  Monthly rate. '''  1 M MM:  PACIFIC  A*D SOO LINE.  STILL pONTINUES TO OPERATE FIRST-CLASS  SLEEPERS ON ALL  TRAINS FROM REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY  LANDING  ROBERT SAMSON  Wood Dealer;,  and Draymaq.  Draying and delivery work fc'apackd-  ty.    T������am������ always ready on saortaot  nnttr*.      Contract*  tnr  1ohW*i������ t*k*K.  Also Tout ist Cars passing  Diinnioro Junction. Daily for  St. Paul. Saturdays for Mon'  treal and Boston. Mondays  mid Thuivdays for Toronto.  Same curs puss Kevelstoke one  dnv earlier.  No trouble to quote rates  and give you a pointer regarding tbe. Eastern Trip you  contemplate taking.  Fail and Winter Schedule now Effective  lor Time-tables. Rites., and full information call on or address nearest  local agent, or  T. A. BBAOSHAW./������e������fc Hertistake  W ��������� F. A!������DE������SOM E. K, CO.YJ.E'   .  T. P.A. A.C:r.A,   .  Nflsos. B. C. VaKo������vrr, ������. C.  REVELSTOKE  iRjJN WORKS  Blacksmith ing, Jobbing,  Plumbing, Pipe Fitting,  Tinsmithing. Sheet Iron  Work,   Machinery    Ke-  paired. }'  xl  Mining    Work    a  ROBT. GORDOV  RevelBtoke/  Undertakiag and- Bmbalm.nia:  R. Hewaoa & Co���������  *-> KACKB3ZTE AVE.  >r-.,-.i -T\e~X"-3   I.-   c���������->.������..   ...  -r\ *���������������*  j *M**l**M"M.*H.*++++.������.������.^i.4..s-.i ***  ������ For the next  3 Weeks *  ^fc we cnimot be Mile tn name the  2 innumerable articles thai can  ,3J oc had lor .  I Xmas Presents  bui as mother yenrs wo have  .Che lr-rgcst and most complete  Mock in Kevelsioke. Kwrv-  tiling new and up to-date at tlie  Night Bell on Door.  "r*  ���������>+  -: 5 "CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO.  t  " fr liEVELSTUKE ������  *"** *t-  '-fr *+*********���������**.}-** ********  <&, *4 e������/*<<a y* * -AW; #*4s   JTo the ladles:  4y   aiULr/tiT  &-   ^H  ^/^'������ciuO r  Coning Events.  , Dec. ."25,���������Christnni-s D;ty.  Deo. 27,���������Ho*)pit������l Meeting in  Council  Chamber.  Dec. 31.���������First.Annual Dance B. R. X.  nnd la^-lA.  ��������� .Ian. 1,-ScivTmi-'s Day  Jan. li,���������Aniitint Mectinfr   of   Lilicral-  Consi'VvittJlve Absociulion.  "MARRIED.  CJtx'iri-lteWCH. nt Nelson on 13th inst..  liy Rev.-H. H. White. Friink Oratf,' to  ���������Aniiiv'L. JLi'.-icli. linLh of Kevi'lstuke.  1ViN������J.*'>f--->lcLAUOilLiN���������On Dec.10.-it  tin: '.CV-iiliiil lintel. UiivelsloUo, by  Kev.-S. .1. Thompson. .Ii.liii Winslcw  of-'ViS-iuslrniiK, IJ. C. lo'.Miss Miul^e  ���������Mfc.'t\i}*hliii of Hi|,'li Kiver, Albui-tit.  vUfc>'cal and  General News  fruit  and  nuts  ���������Jnpnncse oranges,  ill Lauder's.  ���������\V, B. Pool returned to town lnM.  niglit.  Aid. J. ,T. Voung of Calgary is in  town today.  -���������Sen Uie Xmas presents for sale -at  Field & Bews. the 27th.  ���������El President cigars 3 for twenty-  live cents, at Brown's.  Mrs. Risteen and family and Miss.  Fraser are away at Vancouver,  ���������Spanish grapes and Japanese  oiange.s at C. B, Hume ������& Co.  Mass will he sung in the. Roman  Catholic church at 10.30 a. in, on  Christinas Day.  T, J. Lciidrum went through on  Wednesday morning en route for thc  old country.  The HKKAT.D has received an invitation to attend a hall al the Halcyon  Hot Springs hotel on Jan. 3rd,  --Christmas candies and confection  ory at Lauder's.  ���������El Cielo cigars, dear Havana filler,  3 for twenty-live cents, at Brown's  ���������Your attention is directed to the  Cash Bazaar adv. at, the bottom of  this column.  The officers of the s. s. Rossland are  issuing invitations for an At Ilnriie on  hoard tbe boat on the evening of Dec.  28th.  ���������Hundreds oi" beautiful Xui'iscards  calendars and booklets, In choose  from at the Canada Drug & Book Co.  Next week heing Christinas week,  in order to given the printers a holiday, the Hehai.d will only be published once, on Thursday.''  --A variety of fine Candies for  Christmas at Field & Bews.    ���������  Hon. Jos, Martin underwent an  operation in Vancouver last Saturday  -which will lik**ly confine him to his  bed for some weeks.  ���������Some of the very latest odors in  Rogers and Sallets perfumes just from  France. Now opened up at tlie Canada  Drug <t Book Co,  Reniemhei* that there is to he a meet-  ing d the. Conservative Association on  Thursday, Jan. 3rd for the purpose of  electing officers and other  business. .  ���������Starting nest week a cup of tea or  roffee will be obtainable in the evening  at Lauder's.  ��������� D. Jenkins, shoe maker, is leaving  town this -week. All persons who  have work left at his shop are requested to call foi* it as early as possible.  According to expectation the B. C.  members of the returning South  African contingent should ' pass  through Revelstoke about Thursday  27th inst.  Andv Ferguson and Vincent Lade  returned Wednesday night from Trail  after superintending the shipment of  SO tons of Triune ore to the smelter.  The returns are understood to bo as  satisfactory as before.  J. F. Armstrong, gold commissioner  at Fort Steele, and,,Mrs. Armstrong,  ciiiie np on Thursday from the  south to " meet his daughter?; who  ^^witir^Miss���������Frnnces-Pagelrcaniebiick-  from school at Yale, this morning.  ��������� D. Kennedy wishes to announce to-  the public that he has bought R. Gordon's blacksmith business and would  like to see all the old customers and  many more new ones at the stand  behind the plumber's shop.  ���������A box uf fifty El President cignrs  for three dollars and fifty cents, at  Brown's.  Services in St. Peter's church on  Sunday, (fourth in Advent) will be as  usual. On Christmas Eve there will  be a celehration ofthe Holy Eucharist  commencing at midnight. Services  on Christinas Day will consist oJ an  surly celebration at 8 a. m. and  niornirig prayer und second celehration  at 11 a. m. There will be no service in  the evening,  ���������Children's Books from uc. up at  Field & Bews' drug store.  Mrs. J. 3. Foley <>l Arrowhead was  in town Sunday and Monday.  Kootenay Lodge A. F. -Si A. M.  elected ofllcers on Monday evening.  ���������Consignment of Grapes imported  from Spain especially for tin; Chiisl-  ui.is tvadu at C. B. Hume & Co.  Mrs. Swan Anderson has returned  tV> Illecillewaet after a three months  visiL to Portland, Ore,  Mrs. O'Connor of the \Vindsoi  hiiliil. Ferguson, registered at. the  Revelstoke nn Wednesday.  Mrs. A. M. Craig, who spent last  week with friends in town, returned  un Sunday morning tu tho Landing.  ���������Cigars, cigarettes nnd tobacco in  large variety at Lauder's.  I). ]>'. McLaren of Boiiningtoti Falls  has accept eil the position ol'.eli-cli'iciim  lo the Itevclstoke Water, Light As  Power Co.  Five marten and |a cariboo represent  U. 11. Nagle's hag during a few days  hunt from which he returned un  Wednesday,  The Presbyterian Sunday school  hold their Christmas Tree, entertainment in the church on the evening   of  the  leaves   to  T-^TTIjOIR, &o gkeoielg-ie  THE  LEADING   STORE  LATE JAMES GTLL & CO.  The children of St. Peter's clum-h  will he entertained at a tea and Christmas Tree ir. Tiippinirs hall on  Thursday evening, Dee. 27th.  ���������Derby plug tobacco 20 cents a  plug, 3 lor 50 ceiits, at Brown's.  D. G. McNeil,  manager of the Silver  Cup mine has heen   in   town   for  past couple   nf  days.     He  liiorrow for Utah,  The warehouse, nf the Imperial Oil  Co., on the Arrowhead line, was  broken into recently and a large quantity of oil stolen.  The closing exercises of the public  school are taking place this afternoon  as we go to press. A full report will  appear in our next issue.  Japanese Oranges. A large Consignment for the Christmas tradeatC.  B.Hume & Co.  At a meeting last night, of which a  full repol-t will appear in our next  issue, the Revelstoke branch nf t.he  Provincial Good Roads Association  was formed.  Short, hours are still the rule in the  C. P. R. shops and freight is rnnninir  very light. Some of this month's  cheques will look pretty slim when  they arrive.  The following ofllcers have, been  elected fur Revelstoke Lodge, I.O.O.F.  E. Watei'Siui. N. G: J. Skinner, N. G;  H. N. Coursier, R. S; J. A. Stone, F. S;  J. I. Woodrow, Treasurer.  Jas. Cummings and Mrs. Cummings.;  nee McNah. of the Balmiiral lintel,  Ferguson, registered at the Revelstoke  on Wednesday en route to Ferguson  from Vancouver, where the knot was  tied.  ���������Chamberlain cigarettes 3 packages  for 25 cents at Brown's.  The snow is disappearing fast, under  constant downpours of rain nnd  wheeling has once more, been generally resumed. This is mure like a  coast than a Kootenay winter.  The services in the Methodist,  church on Sunday will partake largely of a Christmas character. Sermons  on Uie first - Advent and second  Advent will he preached hy the pastor. Choice Xmas music hy the choir.  The church is being prettily decorated  for Xmas.  The Methodist Sunday School will  give its annual Xmas entertainment  on Wed. 26th, commencing nt S o"  clock. A cantata entitled "Joyful  Echoes" will he given hy the school,  assisted hy members of the church  choir.    Admission adults 25c.  Jas. XV. Vail left on Sunday morning  to pass the remainder of his days with  relatives in St. Paul. He has been for  some time past, in failing health. Mr.  Vail is an old timer here, having het*n  editor of the Konteipiy Star in 1SS0.  He was; as long ns his health permitted, a., constant   .attendant    at    lit.  "ON THE SPOT"  REMEDIES.  The "first aid" is often needed  in the home as well as en the battle"  field.  Our line ot "on tlio spot" remedies  includes the jiurcsl and best Witch  Hazel, Sweet Oil und Camphor CIiiih In  correct mixture. Rock Cnudy nnd Kye  tor (..old*-: fresh, strong .Miistnrd, Ginner,  l-'laxseed. and till the- homely remedies  so important iu timu of need.  RED CROSS DRUGSTORE  Geo. F. Curtis,  TAYLOlt BLOCK.  McKenzie Ave  We have just opened up a large choice stock of  DRY GOODS, which is the best and new  stock in the City,  The latest Styles and newest patterns that cnn  be purchased.. Call and see ns. It is a pleasure  to show such excellent goods and it will be a  pleasure for you to buy them.  TATL.OR & GKEORG-E  THE WIDE-AWAKE BUSINESSMEN  'XnAS PRESENTS  >FIELD&BEWS Have a Well ssDrtsd Stock.  WCKI'UMK ATOMIZKKS-from Toe to ?U.OO ciieh.  J'EltKUMEHY���������till qualities.  l'ANCY. HON BONS fur Presents.  IIU0KS VOU CHILDREN.  A wide range of the 1'OETS.  M IRItOHS���������Fancy discs.  PUKSliS, BRUSHES (Military) Ete., Etc.  , Druggists nnd  Stationers  FIELD & BEWS  The Kindergarten Closes.  Mrs. Wilkes i*|nsecl the kindergarten  on Tuesday afternoon liy a feast ot  i������ood things, which sill* gave to ht*i'  little pupils ut 3 o'clock which was  followed liy a short programme,  commencing at 4.30. A large number  of parents and friends of the children  were present ami a very enjoyable  t.iine was spent watching the clever  performance of t.he lictle ones, which  i-i-fleeted the greatest credit on their  painstaking teacher. The following  was llie prngraiiinie as rendered:  (lliorus���������Greeting Song.  Christinas Acrostic be file - Baker.  Ruth Brown, Muriel Porter. Maud  Simmons, Helen Solloway, Ina Brown.  Mary Paget, Harold Solloway, Arthur  Simmons.  "The Golden link*"���������Harold Solloway und Arthur Simmons.  (Jhoriis���������Sing ������ Song of Sixnence.  fin no duel���������Kathleen Sibbald and  May Boulay.  Chorus���������Magpie Song  Recitation���������Maggie Cay ley.  Piano duet���������Emma Levuqne and  .Mav Boulay.  Solo���������"Insn Manger Lying Low,"  Aimei.' Grogan.  Mabv Olniru������ from "Wang."  Choi'us���������"Where the Sugar Maples  Grow."  Children:; plnv���������"Mother Gooses-  Patty." Mother Goose���������May Boulay,  Miss 'Muliit���������Kiln. Doyle, Jack  Horner���������Dick Bolton. Brown Betty���������  Kathleen Sihhnkl. Jill���������Aiiuee Grogan.  .lack���������Letllc Baker, Tommy Tucker���������  D. Thompson.  If You Wish a Loan  Consult the-  To Buy a Home  To Build a Home  To Pay Of! a Loan  Canadian Birkbeck Investment & Savings Co  Il is us Kasv to I'av Off ii Lonn from The Dirk-hock  its It is to 1'ny Runt.  Villi iuirtli'iilarsonaiipllciitloil.  F. B. LEWIS,  Local Agdnt.  S. McCARTER-  Solititor,  A USEFUL  SELECTION  FOtf CHRISTMAS  HUN OVER TIIE LIST,  Curving Sots in Cuso or in 1'iitrs.  Vlsh Carvers in Cnso.  Ton Vols inul Toilily Kettles.  Ilmiqiict and Hull Lamps.  Kochbstor nntl Sllvur-Platcd Warn.  In Spirit Lumps, Tea l'ots, Truys, utr.  Uogers' (1817) Knives Forks und Spoons  ��������� Mlnilor Silvor-Tlated IGoOtls  nil   ol  tlmUcst.Cluallly.-  SKATES  IIOCKKY AXDSl'KING.  W. M. Lawrence  Hardware. Tinware. Stoves.  I'uints. Oi'.s'iuirt Class.  Agent for Hamilton Powder Co.  H. -EDWARDS  TAXIDERMIST.  HEW! HEADS, MRUS, Ktc. MOUNTKIi,  Vurs Gleaned and Repaired.  LOVERlXCi-s OLD STAND     :     Second Street  CilVK YOtl T15KTH ATTENTION  When they first need It, before tliey  L'ivi: yon pain, tliuruby avoiding lieeif-  less suffering ami nsssiirinc more satls-  faetory and permanent work, und ut less  cost, than If left until iho latter stiigeB  of doeuy.  Dr. Burgess,  Dentist,  Taylor lllouk.  A-Dainty-Timepiece  The lonir, delicate chain is thc correct, adjunct for ft  Dainty Timo Piece, nnd i.s usctil  In" so many other  ���������vvays you can't afford to be without one,  Wc offer specfal bargains in these fashionable chains  either with or without the watch,-  GUY BARBER, Watchmaker and Jeweller  n        Mackenzie Avenue.  THE   FRED   ROBINSON   LUMBER   COMPANY,    LIMITED;  On antl niter this (lute our- pi-ices Cor Cut Firewon'il will  be us  follows: ���������  SI 00 Per Cord at Mill  $2.00 Per Cord Delivered  PRICES CUT FOR CASH.  FRED ROBINSON, ��������� ��������� ��������� Managing Director.  Peter's thurch anil wns a citizen well"  liked nnd esteemed by all who knew  him.  Sniimel Barber, one of the owners of  the unfortunate steamer Alpha, which  on Saturday night last went, lo the  bottom at the entrance to Baynes  sound carrying down her owner, his  brother the purser, the captain and  three engineers and two others, was  well known both in Golden and Calgary. He was first manager of the  Imperial hank in Calgary and one of  the most popular citizens in the town.  In Gol.len he noted as manager nf the  Columbia River Lumber Co. For the  last two yenrs he has been engaged in  the shipping business on the roust and  was part owner with .Ins. Genelle of  the Alpha. The news ,of his sudden  unci untimely fate will come wilh quite  n shock to Mr. Barber's numerous  friends in Alberta and British Columbia. *���������  ���������A tasty line of chocolate caramels,'  ginger chocolates, tion lions, burin  alnionds. etc., at. eastern pi-ices. Field  & Hews, druggists,  ���������When you come to see us its a  case of "well met" for both, because  we enjov making line clothes, you  enjoy wearing them, nnd know that  we know how to produce what you  like. Our new goods is glorious stuff,  and we have 'made some stunning  suits���������warm ones, in the best sense of  the word. Cressman the Art Tailor.  Mackenzie Ave.  . John PalniPr of the C. P P..shops,  suffered the loss of the tip of the little  finger of his right hand on Wednesday  "b'v^rhrovv^fi'Oiir-a-sipdge'rniiiirnr-iv���������rrhe-  tip of the finger was taken complc-tely  off but was sewn on again hy Dr. Cross  and there are hop**s that the severed  piece may grow on again.  Lnrpnj nnd Well Lighted  Sumiile ^oom-i   Ilenteil by Hot Air nnd Alcutrln  Bells and Light iu every room  Free nu,s Meets All Trntiis  Kensoiinlilu Hnto-i'   Night  Hourly Street (Jnr  Between Hotel nml Station  -IHIOTIEILj victoria^  JOHN \. PERKS, PiioritiiiTon.  (.trill t<o >ru :<i C'.iiiieetiou for the Coii'venieiiee of Guests  G^@[!st������lk@9 io(gc  A GOOD  NAME....  Is better thnn riches  We have the nfiiuc of inn!cinK  the only Slylisli Bails in Town  ���������for duriitiility and quultty  they ulso excel.  .TRY ONE  RS. WILSON  Next the McCarty Block.  ,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  NOTICE  llliick Bear nml Knii|*nroo initieml elnlmn  slluiite lu the I.iirilciiiiMhiin!* Division  nf Wfrnt   Kootenay    Histrlct.    Where  loente'l:  at  Iho   headwaters  of  Hear  Creek, a tributary of I'ool Ureok.  1'iiko  Notice  Unit    I, J, Fred.   Kllt-hio,   of  Itohsliind. II. O, (acting ns ngont for "Tlio Jllaok  Hear Mining  Co.,   ot   I.nrtlunu,   ]J. u.,   Ltd."  l-'rue  Miner's   Certillcate   No.   n4l'227),    Kroo  Miner's   Certillento No.   IiMW.VJ,   In loud, si.xtv  days from Iho dine hereof,   to  applv  to  the  .Mining Kceordor tor Ceritllentes of 'Jmjirove-  iiieius, fur the inn-pose  of obtaining  Crown  (J ran is of t lie above cliiimu,  And further tnko notice that action, under  section 117. niiiBt bo i.oininenced before tho  Issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  ' Dated this Fifteenth day of September, A.D.,  l'JOO. ,  ,!. FU3JI). HITCHIE.  This notice vrus first published in this paper  on thc uiu day of November, l'JOO.  lo .Housekeepers  . * * i  ffSF* Now is tlie   time   to   put  In  your  ��������� Winter's supply of  "Vegetables  at reasonable prices.   The goods arc  lii-.it cin.sii ami include  POTATOES. TURNIPS,  CARROTS  BEETS, ONIONS.' PARSNIPS,  Also for snlo about -10 tons of  HAY".   -���������  ?  This climate is so variable  ���������some day's" cold, others not  so cold���������you need a heavy  overcoat as well as a lighter  one. A good heavy overcoat is better than medicine���������  .it prevents cold and sickness,  OUR HEAVY COATS FIT  AND LOOK WELL  J. B. CRESSMAN.  -MACKENZIE AVENUE.  ���������fV&^i>*a������wi,������^*������2'Mii;*iiwJ^<'i:*->K-*^*.^*-*>  A Good Time to Make a CHOICE 1  Om  Stock of Fancy and Dress Silks is very Large and  Style and Designs are the- Best in the City.  DRESS GOODS  In Iirc?s CooU*-' we have a   very large  stock   to  choose   from���������-New   and  Stylish���������al reduced prices for the Christmas trade.  I BARGAINS  LADIES' OVERSHOES AND KCDBEIIS arc going at cost.   Cnll and secure  a pair.  SILK BLOUSES  If vou arc thinking of gettinc. il Silk Illouse for Christmas do not fail to  ��������� give us a call and sec our stock.  THE CASH BAZAAR  Will be opened every evening aatil   nine  o'clock on and after Monday,  the 18th, until Christmas Eve.  The 'Cash Bazaar.  '-������-aiM(^J<i.-ti-iS-sii~c)&i  m  ttss.  m  Vrii  c  ay'  %&l  s������  m  m  S. D.  , oc0-"i������in  CROWLE,  Kevelstoke, l'.O.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  NOTICE  Mountain Hello mineral claimssitiiatpi)  in    the1 I.ardcau   .Minini;   Division   ot  West.    Kootenay     District.        Where  located :   at   the  headwaters  of   Bear  Creek, n tributary of Pool Creek  Take   Notice   that   I.  J.   Fred   ltiteli'tu.   of  norland,   H.  C. (acting  as   agent for   Krank  tlriuim'rrimiih Jr.     Free   Miner's   CcrUlieau;  No. WiUiiT-i).   l-"roe Minor'sCcrtlllciUo No. KIGDOi  intend, sixty days  from the  ditto   hereof,   to  apply to tho Mining Recorder for a Certitleaie  nf Improvements, for. the  purpose ot obtaining a Crown (Irani of the above claim.  And further take notice that  nelio'n,' muter  section  ;l7,-must  he   commenced  before  lhe  issuance of such Certificate of  Improvements.  Dated this Fifteenth-day   of September,  A.  D., 1'JUO.        ��������� ,    * " .'.'..  - .   - _-.!. FIIKD. UirciIIB.  Tills notice .was first published lu this  paper  on the Ui li dnv of November, I'JUli.  WHOLESALE  Wine and  Liquor  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  *  fr  The Election is Over  Hut I am still  at  the  same  old stand with a full line of  Cigars, Tobacco,  Stationery, etc.  J. W. Bennett  (Successor to C. J.Aman.)  *T* *T* *t' *Y' '1' 'T *!* *1* *'1*'T* *l  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that one month  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  i'oininls.-.loncr of hands and iVorks fur permission to purchase '10 acres of laud situated  on Ihe West- I'url; of liunciiii Itiver, in tliu  Iiistriet, of West Kooientiy, descjibed as  f.'ilhi\vs:*Coniiiieucini: at tx. po*,l situated atthe  Northeast corner of l.ni. M8S. Croup 1, and  marked W. R. Smith'-, KouthciiKi corner,  thence iinrtli-10 chain-., Ihcnce west '2U chains,  thence -onlh >U) chains, fo the north boundarv  of snid Lot ftlSS, thence.-cast along said boundary lo the point of coiiiiueuceiuunt.  "     '   W. It, SMITH.  Hated tills Mth day of November, WOO.  3STOTIOE  NO'ICE IS 1IEKKHY U1VEN thut one month  alter dalo I intend tn apply to the Chief  Commissioner of I.andsrand Works for permission to purchase -KJacr'cK of laud sttuntc on  the West Fori: ol Duncan ltlvcr, in-lhedistrict  of West Kootenay, described as. follows:���������  Comniencini; at a post situated at the South  rust corner of Lot SISS. Croup 1, and marked  "Angus Campbells Southwest Corner";  thence East 10 chains, Ihcnce North 40 chains.  Ihcnce WesllDcliains, to the Northeast corner  ul said l.ol ."ilbS. thence along the Eastern  boundary of said I.otftlttS IU chains to the point  of commencement.  Dated this l-tlli day of November 10(111.  ANGUS CAMI'HEI.T,.  ZL-TOTIOIEJ  NOTICE IS IIEHKIIY GIVEN that we intend  to apply lo the Uonrd of Licensing Commissioners for the City of.Rcvclsioke at their next  meeting for a transfer fro'" John It. Robinson  to us of thc license issued to the said Robinson  for the mile of liquors bv retail at the Hotel  know us I he Queen's Hotel on Block 2o. flan  filiflA.in the Cltvof Rcveistoke.  Dated this 1-lth December, lorn).  W. II. CALDWELL,  A.S. VVK.  NOTICE  NOTICE IS HERERY GIVEN, that application will be made to the Legislature of the  Province of British Columbia nt its .next  Session for an act !o incorporate an associa-  tlon-to_bo_known-������s-_i*TIIE. 11RIT1SII COL--  UMBIA .MINING ASSOCIATION," thc"~siiR  association being founded for thc.following  purposes, namely: First, to promote'thc arts  and sciences connected with ttie economical  production of valuable minerals and metals  by means of meetings for the reading and  discussion of technical papers and the subsequent distribution, of such information as  m-ny be gained through the medium of publication.'. Second, the establishment of a central reference library nnd a headquarters lor  the purpose of this .organization. Third, to  take concerted action upon such matters as  affect the mining anil metallurgical industries  of the Province of British .Columbia and to  encourage and promote these industries by all  lawful and honorable'means. -  Dated at Kos'sland, B.C., Dcecintier ISth. 1B0O.  daly it Hamilton; -  dee2t-6w: Solicitors for Applicants.  Christmas 1900  Christmas Groceries  "       Confectionery  "       Cakes  GO  TO-  A. N. SMITH'S  From Sth Jan. to the 25th  H Jan., 190L a reduction will be  J offered on all lots in Smelter  Townsite prior to the closing  of annual books on 1st Feb.  ���������Hi!  H)  <l������)  iH  i������  11)  Intending purchasers should take advantage of  this offer before ihe new price lists for 1901-2 are  in force.  ."Jj^.  R.H. MAYNE,  Notary Public and Insurance Agent.  W  fi  II  ii  ii)  iti  <1������  H)  (H  ii������)  il)  (Hi)  ���������Hi  @>  di)  w  iipi  m  *a  m  '.-'S3  a-  HATS  HATS  HATS  Trimmed and  Untrimmed  The best assortment of Trimmed  and Untrimmed Hats in thc  Cily. Call and inspect before  purchasing.  Misses Shepard &Bell  Pa  d  m  FIRST CLASS  STOVE COAL  .      SEASONED  FIR  CORDWOOD  Call   on  JAS. C HUTCHISON  get prices.  arid  Agent Imperial Oil Co. Limited.  Heavy Draying a Specialty.  NOTICE.  A public, meeting will lie held in the  tiity council chiitiihei* at 8 p. m. on  Thursday, Dec. 27th, for the purpose  of discussing the advisability of  establishing a Renenvl hospital in  Kevelstoke. All those, both ladies antl  gentlemen, interested in the project  nre invited to attend.  A'. N. Smith,  Mayor.  Jas. I. W"oodrow  ���������RUTOHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beef, Pork,.  Mu-tton.Ete.  Fish- and Game in Season....  All orders promptly filled.  ^dnKc?nng0sutfeaestK. REtEM-JOKE,' E.g.  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  ANDASSAYER.  Roval School of Mines, London.    Seven yenrs  at 'Maria Works,  Swansea.     17   years  Chief  Chemist  to Wigan Coal and Iron Co.,  Eng.  Late chemist and Assaver, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon. -.-  Revelstoke,'B.C.'.  li

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