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 PIP  m?.  Vol   V.  No   IOl  REVELSTOKE B.C.   SATURDAY,   DECEMBER  28, 1901,  $2 00 a Year in Advance  C. B. HUME  &C0.  to������4f4he+#ir#4[***������**:������***'*6#*������4  'Xmas Greetings  This year's importations of  Holiday Goods in the following  lines are much linger anil  more complete than any of  former years, anil it is with  confidence that we solicit your  patronage for your Christinas  purcha--.es.  Toys ior Girls  In Dolls, from 10c. to $T>, there  i.s a splendid assortment of  special merit in manufacture.''  Dolls, Carriages. Cradles. Dust  Pans, Trunks, Carpet Sweepers, Brooms, Ranges, Stoves,  Smoothing Irons, Parlor Sets,  Tea Sets, etc.  Toys Ior Boys  NEW YEAR 1902  B'  In the Boys'  Lines we have a'  very large range of these goods  of which the following are just  a few of the latest. Railway  Trains,   Fire   Engines7,.~Hook,  and Ladder Brigade; Mechani-':  cal Toys of "all kinds,  Rubber  and Celluloid Balls���������all, sizes,  Drums, Noah's Ark, Air Guns,_  Pistols,.'Saving Banks," Band  'Alusical  .'"'Instruments,, -.Tool  ^Chests,* Horses, etc.    T   -'  Beautiful in" design and of  especial merit���������very suitable  for Christmas Presents. Prices  from $1.50 to $12.  (rockery  We have just imported a fine  line of the Genuine "World-  Renowned Crown Devi) y  (Jiockery and Limoges celebrated French China. AVe  have also a splendid line of  China Dinner and Tea Sets,  and a large assortment of  Dinner and Tea Sets in Common CrocUery, Fancy Cups,  Saucers and Plates, and chil-  dien's Cups, Saucers and  Plates.  r-a*r~���������""mlJ*Bsm  Fanr  rum  Our Line in this Department  includes among many handsome and useful Christinas  Piescnts, Japanese Drapery,  Piano .'imi Table Covers. Manicure Sets, Fancy Rug-., and  Mais, etc.  Groceries  (i  In the'Grocery Line we have,  as usual, n most select and  fiesh stock, specially for the  Holiday trade. In Confectionery, Fruits, etc., the goods are  of the very best, including  Candies of all kinds, Assorted  Nuts. JaprneseOranges, Sweet  Potatoes, Apples, Pears, Layer"  Raisins, Shelled Almonds, -fee.  Orders  Solicited.  C.B.HDME&C0.  Agents for Giant Powder Co  and Bennett Fuse.  A. D. 1902 Comes to Revelstoke  Laden With Opportunities of  Growth and Progress���������It Will  Prove an Epoch Making Yea  EFORE THE NEXT ISSUE  of the TlKit.vi.i) is published  tlie year of'-Our Lord, 11)01,  will be numbered among the days 01  the past. The HEit.M.u, therefore,  lakes the opportunity of to-day's issue  to extend lo its numerous readers its  best wishes for the coming year.  Unless all signs fail, it will mark the  commencement of a fresh era of pro  Kress in Revelsloke. For the first  time on record this town will he. as  soon as spring opens, placed in regular and easy communication with the  mining districts hitherto prospected in  the Rig Bend. Thi-i alone will mark  11)02 as a noticeable year in the history  of North ICootenay. -Not only will thu  operations which have I'or lhe past  yours been conducted in that district  receive an immense stimulus from the  facilities afforded to lhe mine owner  and investor in llio way of quicker  communication and .lower freight  rates, but there is _very little doubt  that fresh discovcr'es will follow with  great rapidity upon the regular  navigation of the Columbia. Tliere is_  an immense extent of country practically untouched on both sides of the  river, which will now be brought  within easy reach of the prospector,  who will be able to'calculate on a fresh  'basis of supplies' at Laporte. Even if  no more is done towards opening up  the navigation of the. tipper river than  the placing of the ss.- Revelstoke on  tlie.run from hare to Laporte, still the  whole ... known ,- quart'/. ���������_ and placer  milling district of tlie. Big Bend will  be'brought",within.'from live to 20,  miles* of steamboat, communication,  with the'town, a limit, which will"  include the southern boundaries oi_ the  large tract's "o������ valuable" timber lands  bordei irig .-the .Columbia-'irom >- jGold -���������  Stream'.up ' to" Kinbasket Iiike.;*',The  -jjiip_etus vf^i^^  itabiy'uieai. to' the business activity of  Revelstoke can hardly be overestimated.    _  But this is not all. There is eyciy  hope that before 1902 joins its predecessors in the silent past, navigat on  will be extended on the upper river .1=**  far, at all events, as-the month of  Canoe river and perhaps for a long  distance uo the Canoe. Capital is  very Imgelv in'er'Sled in the. placer  fields UIUI lliiiliei'  U.ipids already,  development, w  tained by Llu- wealthy and progressive  America investors, who are uiuUr-  taking di-velopmiiit epuiulions in  these directions,, the cost nl a steamer  to ply above the r.ipiii.-, lo tiuinsii  transpoit to lheir mining and logging  camps  would be a mere bagatelle.  Oncti the s. s. Revelsloke is making  her regular lrips,and_we are abb* lo  convey investors 'into the Dig- Rend  coimliy ' without any unreasonable  diseomfin t and li.s? of time, it will not  he very long hefoie the obstacles  presented by the chain of rapids and  canyons known as the -Death Rapids  will be surmounted and lhe whole  noith country horn tbe Yellowhen.l  Pass down will be placed within easy  and rapid communication with its  disti-ibui.ing point at Revelsloke.  -There-is���������not-^a���������-town���������in ���������Brilish-  .(.'oliiiiilua wliich will receive such a  New Year's gift as tlie vast trade  teiriloiy and unlimited business  opportunities which 1002 will pour into  ihe lap of our own fair cily.  There are other changes to   Revelstoke  which 1902  will   bring  of  less  importance    perhaps,     but    still    of  considerable  interest  and advantage.  There is a prospect of a reconstruction  of the railway yard which will include  a new station  iind liolel close to  the  business part of the east end, a, change  which would be of immense advantage  to the town.   The year will also see the  city assume control of ils own school  system, a position  with much responsibility attached to it. set off'  by  even  greater advantages.     "Wo shall have a  hospital in operation early in the year,  an institution gieatly  needed for the  well lieing of the town   and   di-trict.  These changes will all  make  for  progress  and   growth.     The    people   of  Kevelstoke   have   only   to    inline  up  their minds to make thc fullest possible use of the good things with -a hich  1002 comes  lo   us   laden,   by  sinking  petty diffetenccs and contention.* and  working shoulder  to  shoulder  to  the  good of one and all. to mark  t! e  year  as an leal epoch maker in the history  of the town.    There must be a certain  amount of   give   and   take   in   every  community.     There   must     be   compromises and concessions.   "Wc cannot  all have every   little   detail   of   civic  administration   arranged   exactly   to  suit  us.     But   we all    here   now in  Revelstoke can have a good  town   to  live in and do business in and earn a  decent living in, if wc will  only  pull  together to that end.    "With a little  common sense and mutual forbearance  brought to bear in these lesser points   g  and a spirit of united   and   persistent' ������  determination and  enterprise  on  the j  one great object,   the  development of]  this place will soon lay all these minor  questions to rest and we shall  wonder  what tho  trouble  was all   about.    If  the people of Revelstoke would only j  realize the future  before   their   city. |  they would   be   able   to  find  neither  time    nor   inclination   to   w;u,te    in  squabbling over little  details,   which  might so easily be settled without any  trouble at all. !  A. D. 100*2 is bringing us great  opportunities. It is for us either to  fritter them away or make tlie most  ofthe tn. I  Around the Railway Yard.  E, A.   Freeman-Lal^e   uune   up   on  Monday from Nelson to take over thc  C.P.R. commissariat department heie  from Fiecl Baker. \  R. Marpole, generjl superintendent  of the Pacific division, went through  on l'Vtduy morning, accompanied by  Ins two sons on a visit lo England.  Harry J. Hicks, C. P. R. opeiutor.nl  Trail, who servo 1 wilh the first,  Canadian contingent in South Africa  i������ one of the last Rossland squad oi  recruits to the new C. M. R.  Engineer Allan McNab went easl  Christmas morning to spend his  holidays at his old home in Nova  Scotia. Engineer XV. Nicholson  relieves him on the run to Laggan. ���������  A collision on the Soo branch, near  Thcssalou on Christmas Day resulted  in the death of at least four of tin*  tiain hands and sei ions injuries lo  four more, besides extensive damage  to rolling slock.  yymiyy m  Engineer Ed. Austin has returned  fnun JMontie.il, where lie has bee.:  nitending the grievance committee in  llie recent negotiations of the B.L.E.  willi the C.P.R. authorities. lie  resumed his run, Friday morning. ..  An Italian section hand was killed  near Golden on Tuesday last by a blow  fiom a ci on bar which had been left on  the side of the b-ink overhead. The  steel point complete^* passed through  his head and out at the-chest, render-  death instantaneous.  T. J. Graham, B. R. T. of A., came  in liom Rogers' Pass on Wednesday  night. Helms lodges started at the  P.iis.s 'tnd at lioldt'ii ami another ready  to open at S iliuoti Arm. He has met  with good success in the work of  organization ' in this division^ and  reports a considerable ai cession ol  strength lo lhe Brotherhood; ' The  charier for-Revelstoke division -No. 1  has arrived.      -    -    ������������������    -  '"- . The National Anthem - ."  'King.Edward_h.iV approved of the  following'. additional''* stanza - to 'llie  national anthem: -' .-��������� - __-��������� '"-"  ;'_ In* pei feet peace'serene ' '-��������� '������������������ \V ..' '  Keep Thou our gmcions'Queen, _," . J'���������"'  '," With Jier abide;*" , "���������-    - ������.-   ������.".'*' ,C  ,-,/*     *-/->'- ���������S.J+2Z?*^.*-*"Xi~.-~-,-i~-:-..**-.-"I*- r. ���������*. ���������������  Aiiiy Heaven s own'suiishme l.ur  Rest on her everywhere,  Hear Thou Ihy peoples prayer  God save lhe Queen."  He also wishes to restore lhc opening  line as originally written "God bless  our lord, the King" instead ol I he liu.i e  modern "God bless our giacious  King."  How the Day Was Kept in Revelstoke���������Services in All the  Churches���������The Sunday School  .Entertainments a Success.  St. Peter's church nev-.-r looked  prettier than it does now deem ited for  Chi ist inns. The only foliage used i.s  lhe California grape, with dark, glossy  leaves and smilax, whiih wilh white  crysanthemiimR on the nllar. make a  simple and yet veiy tasteful and  effective scheme of ili'coralion. The  'Xmas services consist ed of midnight  celebration commencing at ]l:l."5 p.m.  on Christmas Eve, celebration at S  a.m. and Morning Prayer and celebration at 11 a.111. The services V,-ere  well al tended, lhe hist, mentioned  being fully c-hoi.il. The proper psalms  were sung as set in the dihedral  Psalter. The three most familiar  Christmas hymns weie used, "O Come  All Ye Faithful" as processioned.  "While Shepheids W.ilehcd" "and  " i lark the Herald Angels Sing." The  Kyi ie was sung to Tallin' setting, the  Sandus lo A. 11. Drown in R Hat and  the Gloria in Excelsis lo Blackburn in  F. The hyiniis_"And Now, O Father"  and'\fcsti., Blessed Jesu" were, sung  during- the celebration, which elided  wilh the singing of the 130th psalm to  Humphreys Giand Cham, as* retro-  cessional. There were a large number  of communicants at lhe, three celebrations," ., ,.,---���������  At the Rinnan Catholic church mass  was said at 0 and S a.m. and high' mass  was "siing-lnt-10:80.' Tlie ' music -wiis  Baitman'inF. The-solo pat-Is were  taken by Mrs. WilkesVMiss E."-Baker  'and Mr. X: Taylor. The'"evening  service was at 7:1.50. Thc* 'decorations  consisted of a mass of lovely"white  lilies ' and .chrysanthemums,*- -on.* Ike  allai-and'wroaths of evergreens.',- .;.  The ^Methodist Sunday-school-held  their Christmas entei tainiiient'.in "ihe  church-'riii Alonday' evening.* , There  was -a'Christinas3 tree 'loaded .jivitl.i'  Lullii by Song   .: .Eva Thompson. .1. Patrick B. D,i\ is  Recitation Earl Pett ipiece  Choi'iis bv Si hool '..   "....Ring Out Ye Merry Bells  fiecilalion Lillie Li e  ttong Lillie Petlipii.-.e  Recitation Bert McGi egor  Song Aland Ily.itt  Recitation. Eph Smil h  Chorus by Infant.Class    " .Snow Flakes  Iti'citiilion Hazel Gainer  Boys' Brigade rfong Eight Boys  Itecilation May Alannitig  Chorus hy School *.'    * All Hail I ileal mile Love   Alyrtle Liuduia.ik   Eight. Girls   Orval Wilson  ...  .Geoige Peltipiere   Sixteen Girls  Carol   Boat Song   itecilat.ioii   Rerilation   Flag Drill   Choi us hy School    ." O Listen  mints north of Death  lUj, the   schemes   ol  "which  are  being enter-  flftS!  BY*  "Ci  s  to Sly Santa  The sixteen young ladies wlio took  pari in tlie (lag drill, which was the  subject of universal encomium, being  acknowledged lo be the finest tiling of  the kind ever got up in town, were  the AIis������es Dent, Ladner, H. Smith,  Duncan, Dunne, Coleman, Loughead,  Bolton, AL Adair, Fee, Callin.^Powell,  Laitimer, Pearl Robinson and Lulu  Patrick.  The following is the orchestra that  furnished the music for tho drill:  Piano, Airs. AIcGregor; Clarionet,  Air. Knapp; Tambourine, Arr. Sawyer,  1st Violin, Air. Taylor; 1st Violin," Aliss  Savage.        . -  The whole affair was very successful  and reflects the greatest credit on  those who worked so hard to get it up,  particular!}- Airs." Smith,...Mrs." Davis  and Aliss Ladner, whov practically  Inul all the., work ' in -getting up the  excellent"programme,   _"���������.-;> ' ." -.  '*._ Thn Sabbath school Christmas festi-  val'of. the . Presbyterian   church .was  held Thursday evening last. ��������� A good  congregation greeted the children and  teachers at the'.ppening of the.proceed-  iugs..:.A,brief-.:but .very. hiippy 1 pro*'  gramme- was,'gone'.ithrough _hy_.the  children ,'iinder^the^direction^c!.' Alts.'  John/'Lawscin and-Aliss." Edgar. ..The  Good ��������� Night- drill", by--12" _of:the; little  gh-Js/was. highly:- appreciated^'as   was  also'Aliss: Edua^ Brace's  rendering of  Siinta^Clatisi-jtelephone:' The ^closing  :;-;-. v. v.*.. .. ,.- ,.,,-- *.;-,:.-,,���������, ' nuniKer^of the - programme-' ,J was fa  presents- lor, the children- .and' a, ->-;> *.--,-. ?< \;.���������- ->. ii.,. ,. ��������� ~,������������������.���������/v-,-,'*'--*���������-������- -"V  Ji.. 5fe"i - - jt ---j;.-, ������. ..* ���������nSX-'H'aw.'-l.i UChr si/mas cantata'-of Santa-GJaus.-and  ���������tJrr.ani'irfmSie-w.l5-*t1S..V:l.*i'0*a*-*iii -wKiili'----     ���������;..���������.:,-. -..���������--��������� - ......  DeWet Rushes a Camp of Imperial Yromant}' on 'Xmas Eve  ���������Hig'h Winds on the N. F.  Coast.���������Railway Collision.  St. .Tons-, X. !���������'.. D.-c. 2S.-F,eive  gales swept the coast of Newfoundland  lust night and wrought much tie.--  11 net ion miinug lhe shipping and  (isbing pi-opci-tie*; at the 11 iv ���������'���������C  Islands, Newfoundland. ���������  Souanton. Pa. Dec. as.���������An Ontario  ami Western I rain of TA) coal cari ran  away on the hill between Boston  Park and Stirling, l'"our train bauds  were killed nmU the whole train  wiecked.  Lan-sIN'u, Dec.  23.��������� The  peich  the youngsters took the chief p.ue.  Thcjjchurili was very pi etily decorated  for lhe occasion. The following was  the programme :  pnofiRAMin?:  Choiu- by School.....0 Radi'int Alorn  Kecitation. - Myi tie Lindmark  Recitation   Coi a Lee  lhe children "of the different 'nations.  Considerable credit is due to Air.  Wallace of the C.P.R. shops, who very  nicely filled the part of Santa Claus.  After the presentation of the gifts_lo  Lhe_chili!ren of books and candy, the  proceedings were brought to a close by  siuging the doxology and pronouncing  of the benediction by the pastor.  crop  of southwest Alicbigan, "except in the  Lake Union and Fairplaiu districts,  has been ruined by the 1 old wave "and  l.'i.OOO acres are ali'ec ted.  WiKN-ii'KC, Dec. US.���������The C.P.R.  and sales during the past year have  been unprecedented in lheir volume.  Cape Town, Dec, 2S.���������Col. Firmin's  camp atlielfontein, con.isting of three  companies of the Imperial 'Ycomanrj-  fttid two guns wns successfully rushed  by a strong commando of Boers under  Dewet. It is feared that the casualties  are heavy. Two regiments of Light  Horse started in pursuit of the Boers.  ^''.''Tabloids  lo7. horses were loaded on a steamer  for South Africa at the C. P. R.  terminus in St. .Tobn in one hour.  '���������r .  '4 Three inen wore killed yesterday  and three seriously injured- by the  breaking of a huge crane at the plant  of the American Bridge Co.in Chicago.  Gov, Rodgers of   Olympia,  Wash.,  'died Thursday night." ' '"���������   '     "   -  3'Sir Joseph Noel Patton, the Scottish  painter,*'-was found-dead in-bed -at  Edinburgh'yesterday morning.  ^.It is'definitely, decided  that* King  Edward  "will "''personally' open" the  Imperial parliament!!   "  */,''*"-- -���������'.-"-    *  ���������'--The steamer KinanoAIaru is on' fii*e\  at.Porfc-Towrfsend, -Wash.."-She has a'   -  Valuable'(_argo on-board for the Orient"?" -  .The.' recent "storm on >*the -Pacific '  _co:ist^d:cl.ygTea6''(lanidgc*i'at'"AstoL*iar 1  'iMu6ii!Bpnd-aiid"ptheiJcoafet -portas.-" - a'' '  A statement'issued by the secretary* ���������  of lhe Ontario"board-of' health- shows  the tolal number ol cases of smallpox  iu the province to be 3D2.  The Ontario Beet Root Sugar Co.  has decided to   locale at  Berlin. Out.  |^������S������0&:_XS������������S^^ 3������������������������S)������������ S������S |������>S������GX������)������X5&i!������!^^ fiXsX'.XSCSSSSGXiXS^^  ���������-'j^-'ff\rrrnrr-������r,'V?retfirifl'������t-'J'' ..i-'.tvirrtt-.  &  I������.IU..5ll..JI������.UJIJAL|.|.JIII*ll������WI������IW������'a������i  2ttH=^03^=2ZS=iH_a332=������a_BSa!l^BB������  JTOOKTATI  ��������� J������IWHllMJ������li.f<l>l|l<imMT*g������IMBCTI-Plia!K*C  30  =DAYS=  =30  COMMENCING  "We must reduce our Stock to  prepare for Stock-Taking*.  Prices will be cut in two as  Goods must be sold.  There has   been  a   big  Eight  among  the location  several Ontario towns for  of this industry.  .   Four boys skating on Thursday  on  La Havo   above   Cook's  mills   bridge  near "Water. N.S.. fell through the ice  and were all drowned.  CORRESPONDENCE  $*^*^*tf������-f������w*'r*r*r������-w-r->-r,r4e-i^ ^****������4<[������*4fm*44i**������*������������+  the Labor Party. >  To iho Editor ol tho Herald:  Sir:���������The old year will-soon have  passt-d away, and with the beginning  of the new year we will be brought to  face with many questions of great  importance totlieciliz*?ns of Revelstoke  and surrounding district, lu the first  place "under the new Act" we will  have to shoulder the whole responsibility of supporting and maintaining  our public school system, therefore it  _will-be-;������.ucess:ir-y_fou-iis-to--e!ecr,-a^full*^=-  school board to manage our affairs in  this matter. Also our civic elections  for mayor and aldermen take place at  the same time. As citizens and  ratepayers it behooves us in the  interests of all classes to lay aside any  lillle differences we may have had in  the past, and work only "in the interests  of our school and city's welfare by  selecting none but* good men. whom  we know to have these interests at  heart.  There   is  also   a   probability   of   a  provincial election taking place in  the  early part of   the   new  year.    I have  noticed in the press, and beard on   tbe  street corners different names brought  forward as probable candidates in  the  coming contest.    As a labor man I  do  not look upon a proposition of bringing  in an outsider as  being   seriou.*. as   I  believe the lime bus nrtived  with  the  labor party as  well  as with   the   old  political   parties   that   it   is   a    gioss  insult to the intelligence of the  people  of Mic riding lo attempt to bring in an  outsider, .mil   so   to   declare   hy   this  action   that    we     have     none     here  qualified lo repiesent us.     And   more.  we want no ui.in who is a  stranger  to  onr need and  unacquainted   with   lhe  icqiiiremeiUs   of   our ridine and who  has not ihe   welfare   of   6ur   beloved  home and c.ountry with its grand and  noble institutions at lie.-ut.    We want  no   tiriti   who   publicly     and     loudlv  proclaimed  liis  sympathy  alpinist   us  and with the eoemi**s of our Empire ut  a lime when  our  British  forces,  were  meeting with ie verses in Soulh Africa.  I -ay the blood of onr brave and   noble  sons nf Canada.   " lhe honored  dead'"  ���������way on Afi ii a's binning plains  cries  out against this.  In conclu*iiiu   let   me   ������,iy.   a lalKir  man to  his fellow   Ulior   men.   think  well, be  steady,   Mnnd   true   to   your  principle*:, let not the enemy  of   your  cau-e draw you into a trap*  to   catch  your voti-s and then leave you, as tliey  did >iot loutr ai/'i  when  you   .-tood   so  nobly for that which you  believed   ro  ', be riehl.    " United we stand,  divided  1 we fall."  i* A Labor Max.  *������w ���������;��������� ���������' W������������������*"���������*-������������������ ^wlstolit i[mH anil l������ai(wito  Mtu's |ottt!|aI,  Published By  The Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co  Limited Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  Mtitni_;liig Pircclnr.  A Soml-Weeklv .Tonrnal piiblislicil In the  imprests ol the railway men. miiiiiiK men **i<I  l.niiuesi men of the West. Uny* ui I'nl.lieulinii  Wi.(lni".il(iy mul Saturday.  AOVni'-llSINC   KATK1.  nisplav ails., fl.Wl per inch; single colinnn,  JJ per fnoti when iimenuil mi title l*u*>c  l.ei;al mil.. 10 cents per inch (nonparli'l) Hue  ���������ur tlrst insertion; ii cents Ior eaeh tulilllii.iiiil  insertion. Local notices lOeenU per line eiu-li  l*-iut*. llirth, Marriage mid Death Notices  tree.  SUBSCBll'TI-ON   KATM.  Bv mall or currier, ti per annum; ���������Fl.i'i for  Mx "months, strictly in advance..  OCR JOB DF.PAI'.T.MKST.  Is one of llie best equipped priiitin*< ollices in  the West and prepared lo execute nil km.ls ol  prlMtiup: In lir.-itclass style at honest prices.  One price to all. No job too larije���������none Ir.u  .small���������for us. Mail orders promptly niieinleil  tu.   Hive us a trial on yoiirneM i.ntei*.  TO COKKI������l'ON-UKNT8,  We Invite correspiiiiileiictf im any subject  of interest to the cunerul public. In all cases  the bona llde name of the writer must acci.in-  pmiv manuscript, bill not necessarily for  publication.  Aililre.ss all coiiiTiiuniciitions to the ManAKcr  value to the mining industry such a  monthly bulletin would be, isstud  from a local sub oflice of the department; of mines located in ICootemiy  and in close touch with the I rend of  affairs in the mining sections ol'  Kootenav :and Vale.  E  SOTICR TO l*OKItKM-ONI>K*-'Ts.  1.���������All' correspondence must be legibly  virillen on oue .side of the paper only.  ���������..���������Correspondence containing personal  matter iuu*a lie sinned with tin: proper iimnc  ofthe writer.  ti   K.filtOGAN. Editor.  .Satup.iiay, Oi-x-ic.Mitiiit 2S,   1001.  NOTE AND COMMENT.  Thn HiciiAi.u has received an  advance, copy, of a bulletin on the  recent gold discoveries on Horsefly  river published by the B. O. Department. It contains a digest of thc  reliable information up to date on ths  subject and is a useful and timely  publication. The IIeiiai.ii congratulates tlm department on the adoption  of the policy, so often urged by this  paper, of issuing such bulletins and  hopes tliis present issue on lhe Horsefly gold fields is only the. No. 1 of a  long and useful series. The acting  minister of mines, i\Ii*. Eberts, has no  doubt a good deal to look after in bis  double capacity and the inauguration  of a new policy of energy in .the.  department was therefore the less  -expected just at present mid is all the  more welcome. The report contains  some notes of a general character on  pur placer deposits from the pen of the  * provincial mineralogist, which are of  great interest and which ' will be reproduced in another issue of the  Herald. A map of the Horsefly  district is being prepared by tbe  department and will follow.  The Herald begs also to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of copies  of the mining reports of Ontario for  .1899,1900 and 1901. We must say that  these reports are a vast improvement  on our own and would, furnish a  pattern on which the' B. C. mining  reports mighL well be remodelled. The  Ontario reports form reviews of the  whole business of mining in the  piovince, ours are for the most part  merely chronicles of mining operations.  There is too much of unimportant  detail in ours and nothing at all in the  way of general information or direct J  ion* The fact that John Thompson  and Henry Walker have made an  open cut of 10 feet on the Silly Billy  claim is no doubt of considerable  interest to the parlies in question but  ���������hai dly to-anybody-else.���������There-is^two  much nf this kind of petty detail in  the B. C. reports and too little matter  of a broad and general scope, such as  is to be found in the Ontario reports.  Take their report of l'JOO. Fifty pages  of it are devoted to a comprehensive  paper on the copper and iron regions  of the province, the next twenty  contains notes on tin* minerals ot  Ontario and ten more are devoted lo  uu interesting sketch of the nickel  industry. There nre -cores of pros*  pectors and miners in this province by  whom articles of this nature, would be  read wilh the gieatest interest and  appirelation if iti'.orpn.'.iteil inlo our  own mining ieport.������.  Xulson, B. ('!.. Dec. 20.��������� Last evening   one   of   the   most    peculiar and  destructive   train   wrecks    that     has  probably   occurred   in   tho   province,  look   place   at    l-'ive.   Mile.    I'oint,   in  which, although   ihere   was  considerable   damage   diuu*.   no    loss   of   life  occiirrid.        As   freight.   Xo.   0     was  coming in   froni   Spokane,  about* two  miles     frum     Nelson,     the   engineer  slarleil lo put   mi   the  air  brakes,    a.s  there   were   II!   heavily    loaded   cars  behind and   a   grade   of   two   and   niu  hull'per cool, fur 1 In* next eight miles.  He found that the air would not work.  In an incredibly short   time,  lhe  train  neai-eil llu-I'niil. of  the  grade  at   l-'ive  .Mile I'oint where   tlie   men   knew   lhe  switches would be cloned and the train  must ii.evitably leave the track.      The  engineer ordered Ihe fireman to  jump  and soon after fell oil' hinisell'.    11 i.s a  miracle that,   the  men  did   not strike  the   rocks.     Brakesman   OritTin.   who  wa.s next to the engine, said he started  In pray, but did not get* out more than  two  words.      While   he   was   saying  those two words he  got   two  pairs  of  brakes   set.      The   train   struck     the  heavy semaphore  twenty   feet   high.  It,.snapped'   this   oil"   like   ,-t     match  throwing it over   thirty   feet.    At   the  switch tbe train left   the   I rack,   plowing its way  for a   couple   of hundred  yards, then  il.   struck   a    big   pile   of  boulders and stopped, or as much of it  as had come that far. within  12 fuel, of  the   section   house,   in   wliich     there  were five   men.   four 'of   whom   were  asleep.    The cars then piled on lop  of  it no  loss   than   three   tiers   high.    It  was   calculated   that   at   the  time  it  readied   thn    switch     lhat    it     was  travelling in the  neighborhood  of 100  miles   an   hour."   '.I'lie   escape   of   the  operator   was   marvellous.      He   said  he. was writing at-  the  desk   when   he  heard a slight rumble,    He. said   "that*  i.s the freight." but before the thought  had   found   expression   there" camo a  terrific  crash   and   everything  in   lhe  cabinet  changed   position.    A   heavy  letter press whicli was standing where  it received the   full   shock   flew  across  the room   and   was  jammed   in   the  woodwork.     AL     the   section   house  one of the men was preparing lunches.  He heard an unusual sound and  looking out saw the engine  swing around  the curve aliove the operator'.*., cabin  with a  streak   of   Hume   flying   from  every wheel.    lie shouted and jumped  for the door.     In the few seconds that  it seemed to  him  lo  get  it  open  and  and      get      outside,       the      engine  had   plowed   across   the    intervening  space aivl  he saw   the  terrible   panorama of iron and wood being crumpled  up like paper within a few feet of him  while the air was   full  of  Hying  fragments.    Several experienced trainmen  who viewed the   wrecked  said  that it  was thc most complete smash up they  had ever witnessed and commented on  thc escape of all   on   board   as   almost  incredible.  Ground Floor Chance to Build a Fortune.  The foundation should be laid by buying Real Estate in the new Town of  Situate ritdit at the Doors of all the Famous Fish CreeK. Gold Mines.  ,      FIFTEEN  minuter  1       walk from M������in St.  GOLDFTELDS, will  tnke you to the mouth of the big  5,500 foot tuniH'l on  the Famous Camborne Group, or  on to tlie Goldbug Group.  YOUR   01.T0RTUMTY   i.s now  10   buy   at   the  bottom figures and you will get   the  advantage of  the  raise that is sure to come next year.  Some More Facts ������������������%?55  take you to the Big G ddsmith Group, Scott Group,  Wide West, Beatrice and Trilby groups, and a host of  other propertien that will advertise the Fish Greek  Camp, in B. 0.  THIRTY minutes   walk   will   take   you   to  the  Famous Eva, Imperial and Oyster Groups.  INVESTIGATE  AND  YOU  WILL  BE  PREPARED TO  TAKE THE CHANCE.  224 LOTS NOW SURVEYED AND READY FOR THE MARKET IN  A FEW DAYS.  LOCAL AGENT,  REVELSTOKE, B. O.  The Modern Christian's Prayer.  Oh Lord.   I   come  to  Thee   in   prayer  once more:  But pardon that i do not* kneel'before  Thy gracious presence���������for my knees  are sore  With too much walking.    In my chair  instead  f'U sit at case and humbly bow my head  He Remembered It All Right.  ".lohn!" she said: looking nt him  severely, "did you .know that yesterday was the anniversary of our  wedding?"  '���������Certainly, my darling, certainly,"  he replied, pretei'ding that he wasn't  at all surprised. Didn't they send  that little thing out from the jeweler's  that 1 ordered for you? 1 shall go  around today and see aliout il. ' Confound those people, anyway. The.y  promiscd they'd send it yesterday  without fail. If there's anything that  makes me mad it's to have people' lie  to ine about a tiling of that kind. I'd  have gone somewhere else if they had  said tliey couldn't have it ready in  time. Well, I'll make such a kick  when I get in town today that they  won't forget next time, I'll bet. ^ Yes,  I remembered it. my dear. "What* a  glorious���������why, my darling, -what are.  yon crying for'/"  "Oh," you liar!" sho sobbed. "It  isn't till* next month, and you're  d-deceiving me! Go away! Don't  yon dare to touch me!"  '���������Confound women anyhow," he  said as he went down the front steps.  '��������� They're never happy unless they're  making trouble for themselves!���������  Chicago Uecord Herald.  I've   labored   in  Thy vineyard.   Thou |  litis t_k_n_ow  Ueaidr. these annual report*- the  Ontario department issues through its  HkK.iv- ollice at Hellrvillr .-������ lnonthly  bulletin, which, lo (piote the courteoui  letter received from Mr. f!ileum, the  director of the. Ontario - bureau of  mines, "aiinn to give such information  respecting tbe workings of tin: ollice  and developments in the mining  industry as is likely to be of interest to  persons engaged in tbe bu.sine.-ii*., either  a.*i prospectoi-s. mine, owners or pur.  chasers of mineral." The Hkrami  has already Uken the liberty to republish at length somo information on  platinum given in a recent ixiue of  this bulletin. Through Mr. Gibson's  kindness we have been placed on the  list to receive the bulletin monthly  and shall make use of any information  imblished therein, which may appear  ���������if interest to our own prospectors  men  I've sold   ten   tickets   to   the  minstrel  show.  I've called on fifteen  .strange.?   in  our  town.  Their contributions to our church   put  down  I've baked a pot of beans for   Wednesday's mpree���������  An "Old Time Sttpp<*r" it  is  going   to  be.  I've dres-ed tht*.-<- dulls for onr annual  fair.  And made a cake, which we will i-atlle  I here.  Now wirb Thy bou ml I >"*������������������*.*- wi-dom   **'i  Mihlinii-.  Thou    knowest    tbat   these duties  nil  take liiiie.  1 ha vi; no time to fight my spirit' -��������� foot;  I have no timw lo mend  my  husband'?-  'lothe-:  My   children    roam    rhr   <lri*nt.   from  inmn lill night.  I bavenn   time  l<>   I'-adi   them   to do  right.  Hut, Thou.   O _I.mil.  considering   my  cares.  Wiii  count  them   righteiuisni-.*.*;.   -ind  heed my prayers.  Itlcs.stbc bean flipper and thn minstrel  show  And [Hit il in the hearts of nil to go.  Induce all visitors to patronize  Tbe men wbo in  onr   programmes  advertize,  fiecan-ie I've  chased  those  merchants  till they hid ���������  Whenever they  saw   me  coming���������yes  tliey did.  Incr���������iisc the contributions to  our lair,  And bless   the   people   who   assemble  Ihere.  Bless Thou the grab bag and the gypsy  tent."  Thc flower table  and   the fruit  that's  sent.  May our witist club  be to Thy service  blest;  Tha   dancing   party   gayer than    the  rest.  And when Thou   hast  bestowed  those  blessings���������then  We pray that Thou will bless our souls.  Amen,  -Caiiomne A. Walker.  A GOOD  NAME....  Is better than rielics  We have the name ol making  the- onlv Stylish Suits In Town  ���������for durability and quality  they also excel.  ,*��������� TPV ONE  R. S.WILSON  Next the McCarty Block.  NOTICE.  TAKK XOTICE that CO days after date T  Int'-tid lo apply to the Chief Coami.tsloncr  of Lands and works for permls-don to cut and  carry away timber Irom the following des-  .jrib."*d land--:  Coinmenclnj; at ������ po't marked rfosor >.  ferry'** -*otithea-*t corner postidinate about ixxu  f-et from S.ott Creek, tlienee west 10 chain*.;  th.'n'-e north 160 chains; itit-nceeast 10 clmins;  ili*������ni"_* soulh 1C0 chains, to the placn of com-  mr*ne*.'nient: containing 6-1*0 acre**.  KOGKK F. PERP.Y.  Gol'Ifleld*. B. C. Oct. S7.b, l'JOl.      Nov. c-tf.  TBSVIE TABLE  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  .11 utlninxx between A. rrowheail. Thomson's  Liindini* and Comaplix, commencing October  Hth, l'.Hil, will .sail as lullows, weather pennit-  tliiK*.  l.i-avinjr Arrowhead for Thomson's Liuidiii-r  and Comapli-c nvieeduily���������lUk. and l.r:k.  I.envini; Comaplix and Thomson's tnti'llni;  for Arrowhead twice duiiy���������7:lMtun(l I'iH.lk  Making; close connections wilh all C. V. It.  Steamers and Trains.  Theowners rescrvctho rl|**lit toclinnfo times  of snilin**s without notice.  Tlie Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Limited  pl Laces and Braids jf  A larRC. range of Point f.aee,  lluclic.ss ami ' Bnttenburtf  llrnids, Stamped** Ilesi^ns,  Stamped Linens, I*'mbroidery  Needles, Hooks, Ac.  llorlin nnd Zephyr Wools, nil  shades. Slipper doles, Valen-  sciencesl,ace, Insertion.  Call at the ,.     ���������  MADISON PARLORS.  Misses Sheppard & Bell  McKenzie Avenue      oc'23  ���������m  ���������m  ������������������-  *&#?  ������5  9  :b:o:m::e G-x^ownr  SGETAB1  The very best on the market tod  including:  Potatoes,       Cabbage,.  Carrots, Turnips,  ETC.,    ETC.,    ETC.  '  Also first quality of well cured  Timothy Hay  Send orders for same to  S. D. CROWLE, .  Revelstoke,' H. o.  Holiday Excursion Tickets.  I    New Year tickets   will   be   hold   on  Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 1 good going up to  necessary m a..***^" ���������      J*'"* ��������� aml ������'*,t*>i������ ������P to .Inn.' Sril   11X12.  UOTICE.  TAKE NOTICK tbat sixty day*- after -late  I  Intend "  '"  FRENCH  RESTAURANT  11KI-: 11118 JIEKTS .W.I. TItAIVS.  I'lIiST I'l.ASS   ACCOMMODATION.  1IUATED  HY  HOT All!.  HKASON'AUI.I.  HATUIS.  rs  Brown & Guerin, Props.  KLKOTRTC BELLS AND LIGHT JN EVERY ROOM.  HOL'ltl.Y  STI5EET OAK  SIKKT3 A 1.1. THAIN.S.  It.VR WI5LI. SUPPLIED HY, Till!.CHOICEST  WINKS,   I.KJUOlta' A NO  OIOAKS   i| PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     Ml) i TON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  OS?  THE   MINES EXCHANGE  LIMITED  MINES BOUGHT AND SOLD  "W.* b.ive pu rail users for all kinds of* metalliferous mines ��������� and pros  sti, nndde.sire to bear from prospectors and others liaving proportj  Iie.i  for sale.  g proporty  Our f.iniiities for miking quick sales are unrivalled.    ,  Siir.l us reports; also samples of ore for exhibition at our Office.  ^T-HE-MINES-E-XGHANGEt-LIMi-TEB. '  Box 700.  wamanm  Nelson, D. O.  TT1T1TTM1IIII I III! Illl  II. Cl. PARSON, ITwUlcm.  OnJ-'ront Street, Is aguin open to  the public.    Meals  served  at all  hours.  A. REBUCHESE,  Prop  CANADIAN  PACIFIC RAILWAY  to aj������pl>- to tli<.*'<jliielf:o*nir.l-isioni.-r  of   Land* nnd  Work"  Ior  |>crnil������-.:'on t" l.nr- j ^^^^^  clia**"*- n...*rc������l of land dccrlbed a.*. IoIIoh-c. ���������-���������������������������  {.nm.nrnrl.i_! at ������ po**l marked Allre  1'erry'sj  No. 1   I'oil;    Ihence   -.vest   '--n  chain-*;   ilienc j TRAINS    LPAVE   REVELSTOKE ���������  Nortli lOclialns; thence Kasi-JO cluiin..; thence!  Inflino    LEnfE   nCIELOIVnC.  South I'i chain-,  t-j im.Iiii ui  i-omint-nceineiit. |  Thi*- fraction of land ������*oinm*������ni*-*"  Nortli (if K, i        I" A STIJOU V O 8">0  K. I'.-rrt's pre-emption lollow'.nsc  McKenzie'- ' '    North-Wet   Line,   containing about W acr������������,  nior" or li-i**,  (.oldficlds Nov. 2T, 1501.  ALICE PKURV.  Uce I-1 m  NOTICE  NOTICK i������ hcretiy (tlven that ?J) day? alter  date I intend to apply lo tin* Chief r.'om-  mlo-iSoner of Lands and Work? for permf-islon  to cut and carry awav timber from the following described lands:���������Commencing at a port  at'tli'- "onth-OBat corner of Koger ������. Perry's  pre-emption, marked "Soiitlie������"t eorn-rr of  timber limit applied for by Y. i. Onld^initli";  thence west Id chains; thencenorth HA chain-.;  tlicnce ea><t lu chains to fish --.'reek; thene  following the meandering of Fish Crock l������ii  chains to point of commencement; cnntalnlni.  frlix acres, more or less.  r.j.fioi.ns'MiTH,  Thomson's Landing, October ICth, IMI.  Wood for Sale.  First Class Dry Wood  delivered in nny lenglti  for Cfisb.  APPLY TO  John Kernaghan  WESTBOUND..  SOUTHBOUND.  17:10  S:io  TOURIST CAR SERVICE  TO ST. PAUL DAILY  Montreal and Boston���������  .*' FRIDAYS  Toronto- ���������   SUNDAYS,   ancl   WKDN IiSDA YS  '   M. J. O'BltlKN', Managing Director  ^ Revelstoke Wine and Spirit Go.  Limited Liability.  Carry a full and complete line of ��������� ���������  Scotch and Rye Whiskies, Boandies| Rums,  Holland, Old Tom, London Dry and Plymouth Gins,  Ports, Sheries, Clarets, Champagne, Ljquera  Imported and Domestic Clears.  Sr* We are prepared to make up single cases of Wines  and-Liquors for the Christmas season.  Call and see them.  DIRECT STEAMSHIP  SERVICE  From Vancouver to���������  CHIN" A  JAPAN,  AUSTRALIA,  ALASKA  Fall information and particular:   appl  to News Agent.  J. Vt': Bradshaw,  Agent  Uevclntoke.  E, J. Coyle.  Asilst. Gen.  Pauenger Agent  Vancouvtr.  REVELSTOKE  Steam Laundry Co.'y.|  JA hallenge  We challenge anyone in  Revelstoke to give substantial reasons for supporting Chinese laundries  In exchange we offer to  give 1 o good reasons why-  Chinese laundries should  not be patronized.  BUKER & SAXTON,  Proprietors.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  Prompt delivery of parcels, baggage, ett.  to any part of the city  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All  orders left at R. M. Smythe's Tobacco  tore, or by Telephone No. 7 will receive prompt  attention.  Jas. I. Woodrow  BUTCHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Etc,  Fisb and Game in .Season....  All orden promptly filled.  "TaSSSa. RBYB&iE?OEB,B,G.  ---*  i-l  nan <t  The tJorthwestsMi Development Syndicate  Capital: 51,000,000  LIMITED  \rx l,l'00,OCO Shares.  Tar vulnofl.QO each.  All Treasury Stock.     No Promoter's and no Preferred Stock.  Large Veins Free-Milling Gold Ore  First Allotment.    200.000 Shares now offered foruOc. a share.  ANDREW F. ROSENBERER,  Secretary, P.O. Box 700, Noliou, B.C.  SIBBALD & FIELD,  Ollieinl Brokers, Kevelstoke, B.C.  THE TOWNSITE OF  IS NOW-'ON THE MARKET.  2oo --Lot!  BUBHJ  Kootenay   Mines   and    Falling  Markets.  Wo clip Llu; fti'.luivin.; excerpt fn in  a k'l.lei'.Mr. ItoiU'ricU llulici ison lms  in tin* Nelson press:  On Deccinlii'f 15. 1000, the. snii'lleis  innile heUleini'iits nLLlie 1','ile of $2 7i;i  per 100 pounds of lend nnd inr silver ut  01 cents per ounce. This ye.u- si'llle-  ment-** were tn.-uU* on Llu* lilt of Decein-  l)i*i ntii rate foi-lend of $l.:!Tr| per 100  pounds und for silver at 51 cents per  ounce. On llie lllh Deceiiil*er instnnl  lend wus settled for til a i'ii te oT SSI .!i2,\  per 100 pounds and bilver ut iti') cents  per ounce; whereas on the 11th of  Deeenilii'i* iustiint lhe lmsis of .*-eUle-  iiienl. for loud wus $1.27 per 100 pounds,  nud for silver 55 cents pee ounce.  Upon the nliove liusi& u ton of siilvor*  lend ore cnrryuiK 23 per cent, lend und  110 ounces of silver would hnve nutted  froin the smellers on lhe lot h  December, 1000; for lend, 500 ]iounds,  less smeller deduction ol 10 per cent,  whicli leaves *I50 pounds, nl* 2.751 per  100 pounds, eipiuls $12 IIDV; und for  silver CO ounces lest- smeller deduction  of 5 per cent which leaves 57 ounces ul.  01 cents equals i$!.U IS, or a lolul of  ?1S.S"? per ton, out of which would  have to lie paid Ihe cost of supplier,  powder, superintendence, lulioi- for  mining und ulso for ili.veliipm-.-nil,  liefiue the stockholder:* olititin divid  ends.  On lhe liuhis of smelli'i' settlements  at. 1 llh Deieuilier instant, silvei-leml  on* foiitainintj ihe s.'iine  t'li.uuilu'.s  uf  BUY BEFORE YOU SLEEP.  CIRCLE CITY  CIRCLE CITY  CiRCLE CITY  is the-Terminus-  of   lhe   proposed    Railway   already   surveyed  via the. Lardeau Creek, wilh fork to that poinl.  is beautifully situated at the base of  lhe Lardeau  Pass,  Galena  and. .Surprise Creeks.  is   absolutely   surrounded    by.   Mining'   Properties   now   under  Development. .... ..  Which will be utilized - next Season "by Concentrating Plants.  .SEND FOR PARTICULARS AT ONCE  TO THE GEMERAL" AGENT, -  Gr.-B.  ;T  Ferguson, B. O.  lend and silver per lon.Jiianii*ly, 25 per  1 cut lend nnd .'ill oiini-es silver, would  net liefore all deductions for mining,  etc., as iihove, silver $.,il,'l,'). lend i?.'5.71 J.  or a lolul of $!.7.(1()A, nuiKin_j a ililTcr  ence in t.he net returns froin smeller**,  I'or silver-lend oie of the iihove grade  of $11.81} per ton hetween the prices  paid one yenr iiro nnd I hose prevailing  at present. From I his it would appear  that wu are receiving today less than  one half for our lend tluui at lhis lime  last year uud nearly one-sixth less for  our silver.  It may in I crest your 1 enders to learn  lhat the drop of ,C15 1:1 the price of  copper in London, from aliout ������70 to  present price of ������33, has nt lustnlVecled  the New York prices, which today are  quoted at 11 drop of froni 1(1? to 15}  cents*.  In view of the ahove and the fact  of the government offer oi ,**!5 a Ion  bonus this year to. lead lelineriis  nrediictiou in llie - freight and* treatment rnl.es of,-it least !*!5 a ton would  he none too great to induce the present  shippers of lend ore to continue under  adversu circumstances of the markets.  The life, of a mine is somewhat like  thnt of a patient; its profits have to lie  made during the period in which ore  can he luken out, and if production .is  continued ut'very low profits,"-" it may  mean llie exhaustion of the life of a  mine liefore even the cost of purchase  anil expenditure on milling machinery  have been  repaid.   '"'   '  PELLEW-HARVEV,  BRYANT & GsLMAN  Mining Engineers  and-Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C.      Established 1890  *-!���������+  W  Ht  1  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  ' V- -    UNDERTAKEN. " .     ,  Test-* mnilc up 10 -J.OuOIbs.    '  A specialty made ol chucking Smelter  rulp*,.  ���������   fc-nHiple.i Irom the Interior by maiL or  express promptly attended to.  Correspondence solicited.;  .   VANCOUVER, B. 0.      ..  ******4-**********-f~l'****-*  OcteMcx  v-*~."*/  ���������������> >? * i*>  *���������  SueccsKir to I). Jenkins,  JTaniitaoturcrs of  FINE BOOTS AND -SHOES  Ropal.-inc of Boots,  Shoes  and Harness, a Sp joiaity.  Next Door to Cuy Barbs r's  Certificate of Improvements  3STOTIOE.  Ued" Kose Dc-iree meet*, s-ccond nnd fourth  Tuosdnvs ot ciieh mouth; White Hoi.* Duprt'e  meets third Tiie.-dnv 01 each qunrtcr, 111 Odilfel*  lows Hull.   Visitim; liroiliren welcome  W.M. WATSON, Jiy. KI>\VAIin5.       ,  I-i-csident. secretary.  BEAUTIFUL  LEGAL  NEW YEAR'S  RECEPTIONS.  JrlKiu   of  (lit*  Annual   Lcvcci<  nt   (lie  While   IIOIIHC,  KW   1'KAR'S   ilny   has   been,  from   the   foundation   of   Hie  nation, the occasion of a reception   hy   the   president   of  Ihe United Stales.   Hofore the neat of  ���������,'ovei'iiiiient ivas moved to Washington  New Year's receptions wore anions llio  presidential levees of Washington and  Adams, and those have hecu regularly  Isold since.   Thoy have always been attended by thc'diplomat ic corps, cabinet ollieers, members of congress and  citizens.    Sometimes   much   eeroniouy  was observed und nt others there liris_  been no ceremony other than a simple  presentation, this act being performed  for many years by the Incumbents of  lhe otlice of superintendent of public  buildings or the marshal of the District.   The first receptiou in Washington, New year's day ot tSOl, was held  by  President and  Mrs.  Adams,  and,  though the east room of the executive  mansion was unllnished  and  another  room  was used, it Is stated  that all  the formality and etiquette of royalty  were observed.    During  the  term  ot  President    Jefferson     his    daughters  spent one season with him. and, putting nsido the etiquette and formality  of Ills predecessors,  lie abolished tlio  levees, with tho exception of those on  Kew Year's day and Hie Kourlh of .Inly.   Callers were shown io Ions tables,  I where Virginia hoi-pllally was ili-pens-  ; cl. and ll Is wild lhe market bills made  1 were "over ,*f."0 for ench occasion."  i     During   the   adiniiilhtration   (if   Mr.  , Madison,  though  the country was  in  'the Ihi'iie.i of war, tho N'ew Year's receptions   wore   held,   at    which   Mr:'.  Dully Madison was the principal ligure.  Some   of  them,   while   the   i-xccutlve  ,1111111x11)11 wa.s being rebuilt after  the  , burning,   were   held   at.   the   Octagon  : House,   Eighteenth   street   and   New-  York avenue.   Mr.  Monroo went into  11 house rebuilt and newly furnished,  and wilh Mrs. Monroe as (ho successor  of "Queen Dolly Madison"' levees, especially  on New Year's  day, were tlie  features   of   Washington   life.     'Clio  terms of Mr. Monroe wero regarded as  those of good feeling, and this fact had  much to do with tho success of the  social entertainments.  During the following administration,  that of John Quincy Adams (elected  by the house), much ot the previous  good feeling was absent, yet lt was n  social success duo to the tact of Mrs.  Adams, for she not only kept up the  evening levees and New Year's receptions, hut attended to providing the  refreshments served and presided over  the frequent dinners. Sho tactfully  avoided all subjects of controversy.  In tho term of Andrew Jackson the  old custom ot holding New Year's re  ceptlons and levees wns kept up, the  wife of Andrew Jackson.Donelson being the hostess, and the general, ln  order to keep up-the hospitality to  which he had been accustomed, had to  draw* heavily on his private means.���������  Washington Star.  A*^..^... y..^..*fr..^Q...&*.m:'t'*'Q'*  joqooooooooooooooooooooocH  EW YEAR'S  ..OMENS  *i *.  gury  NEW YEAR'S IN.CANADA.  ���������the  Dny  JM:Sl  SCOTT   11 A., I.L.I).  Ilnrrislor,      Policitor,   Notary   Public,   Etc.  l'ir.-i Struct, Revcli-iuke.  Money 10 lonn.  J-JARVEY, M'CAr.T.-1! .t PINKHAM  Barrister.--. Solicitors. Etc.  Solicitors fur Imperial Bank of Canada.  Compunv fund.*-tn loan ntS percent.  First Street, Kovclftoke B. C.  CHURCHES  METHOUIST CHTU-iar,  ltEVEI-hTOKE.  Preaching services at 11 11.111. und 7:'.'*0 .*������. iu  Clr.j.- ineeuii!; at the close 01 the moraine  .-emcc. Sabbath School and Bible Cla**** a. 3:JU  Weekh- l'rnvor Mcciint; every Wedne*,iiii>-  eveninn at 7:30. .The public are cordially  Invited.   Seals tree.  Kev. C. Ladner, Pastor.  -Now^oadv^itriiiy���������Studio,���������views���������  of Kevelsioke .nnd vicinity. Also  tolephoto views of till the peaks  visible from the city. They will  he upon permanent platinotype,  the finest photographic paper procurable iuidalisolutely permanent,  size 3x1, 23c., size -lx(!, TiOc. Hend  these to your relatives and friends  .for the New .Yeai' and. they will  have, souietlung (if a true artistic  value. The Studio wiii remain  o;>3ii this evening till 21 o'clock.  sr. rF.TEi*. s church, angi.ica.s-.  Kiijlit a.m.,-llc.lv Eucharist; 11 n.m., ma .n?,  iui'.iv and sermon (Holy Euclnirlxt first Sunday iii the month); 2*3   Sunday   hrhool, ur  children's service; 7:30 Ki-ciiionu (choral) mul  ���������-.crmon;���������Holy���������Hoys���������ThejIlol>-_Eucliiiriat_=ii.  celebrated at 7 a.tn". or S a.m , as announced.  HoivBaptisin alter Sunday School at3:lj.  j,   - c. a. l'ROcUN'iEK, Kecior.  Honor Roll.   -  Report of standing ami Pioiuolions  of city schools. Names in order ot  meiil.  SENIOR DEPARTMENT  SENIOK HIGH SCHOOL CLASS.  lii'Ssie LiiWHin, Florence Fraser.  5th Class.���������P." Hobinson,  iM. Hyatt,  AI. lid wards.  Sr. -till.���������D. Morgan  XV.  McRurrv.  IJ.  Lovcijue.  E. Wilson,  . Principal.  DIVISION-  Jl.  Jr. Ith.- A. Ujiiue'lt  G.   Lawson,   J;  Fra-M-i-.  Sr. :jid.���������.M. Cnhl.*:',  li.   Burget.   E.  Cell.  . ti  Jr. 3rd.���������O. H.iy? F  MlCuihiuI,   O.  Cell.  Miss Smith,  Te.uhi-i'.  DIVISION   III.  ���������adi*i. ���������\V. \\ ,-iilin^.  Ki-i-  ������:eld   IIIII Mineral Cluiin,   nltuate In .  Kevelttoke Mining Division ol Kootenay  trli'l. , .     .        vr-   .   -  ������10  ��������� Wliere Located:   In Ground Hog Basi   a^ on  Mct'ullough Creek.;  TAKE NOTICE that I, fl. It. Hume,  Miner's Certificate No. B, 47S99, intend,  o������yi from thc date hereof, to apply 1  Mining Recorder for a Certlllcate of Ira]  i������ent������, lor the purponc of obtaining a. (.  Grant ol tbe above claim.;  And further take notice that action, 1  Section 87, must be commenced  bclore  ittuance of such Certificate of Improver  Dated this 4th day of September, loni.  C. 11. HU  Oct. ll  Free  ���������tfixty  o the  ���������rove-  Mown  am! or  the  leuts.  ME.  t-tr  Wright Porritt  Oriental Hot el  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  NEW YEAR'S CAKES  NEW YEAR'S CAKES  FKESnyTEKIAN  CHURCH. .  >  Service everv Sundav at 11 a.m. and 7:?������0 p.m  o w I1111I1 all are -n-cluomc.      I'rayer mcetint; at  Sp. 111. everv W'ediie.-day.  Kkv. W. ll. (Jalder, Pastor.  iiiighiui, Li. Brown.  rfr. 2nd.���������JT S.'.hiilil,   .1.    Myall,    F  LXLitti 11 f.        - ���������   ���������   ���������'_ __  Jr. ii.iii.���������70,   Blai Ichfrg,   Jl.   ?i*i*nli-ii  E. Bruce.  E. Crni-c.  ���������   1st." Itcader.��������� D. Beimel,  Buck,  InterestinR    Cnstom*    ot  jtaionB  Cnnadians,  EW V'EAR'S is the one day ol  the year when every, French-  Canadian -woman Is supposed  to he at home to receive visitors. More social calls and ceremonious  visits are generally paid by French-  Canadian men on New Year's than on  any other day of the year. In the country parts of thc province of Quehec this  visiting often begins as early as ������  o'clock In the morning. Iu the cities  more than a hundred visits nre often  made on New 1'ear's day, and there  are always some callers who continue  their visits on the two following days,  though womcniare not required to remain in to receive callers on tho days  following New Year's day. Up to a few  years ago it was the invariable custom  to offer refreshments, including wine,  at every house where visitors were received. Though the old custom is still  observed in many instances there has.  lieen a largo falling off in recent years  in llie number of'-hostesses who'ott'ei  intoxicating liquors to visitors. ���������  Among rival village belles and ovon I  youn;.. leaders of French-Canadian city j  life there is much rivalry as to thc j  number of calls received hy each ol i  Ulji'iu on Now Year's day. The popu- ;  Larity of this visiting is no doubt largo- j  I.V-COiili'ihi'.tcd to by the.mle which pcr-J _  t������ GOOD AND BAD SIGNS gt  tS ON JAN. 1 ������t  *o o-*  ���������oooooooooooooooooooooooot  ^.������������������^.^������������������^���������������������������^������������������-fr**-^-^-���������^4**^*l*4*' ���������'���������'*> * --���������  ITK calendar begins the year on  .Ian. 1, and lt is not strange  thnt in tho beginning of the  year men should llnd an au-  for the future.    Ever since tho  reckoning of time began the fortune of  the new year's initial day has been regarded as ln a measure Indicative of  what was to come during thc twelve  months succeeding.    '\Yc no longer go  to aui'iu's to foretell the future���������that  Is, most of us do not���������for instead of being Installed lu temples and living In  luxury   thc   soothsayers   now   inhabit  humble quarters In hack streets and alleys.     But   the   vein   of   superstition  wlilcli runs through the human race Is  hound lo manifest itself In sonic-way,  and, although we are prone to regard  oui'M-lvos  us  quite  ahove  the   foolish  jifiieiiees of our jtiiL-*<nor*i. wo never-  theie*-.-. i:i ihi;; rh)..  fi i:n.,i*it*. i.l" custom, -jlmw thin  in.hajn v.i* t.io not so  fill* ailviini .'-I as v.-1  -' ,.i': >>���������. .    !v< -*.  Thi i ilc-iii* t-i ]i. ���������*.- '...... il." u:e,"'i i.s  Hi.- i.i':*c',:i ft -,.-,., u _,*,-,- ..,1 -,;-.. Mipi't*.  htui'ni.i v. Ineh v," ::. \." u*i.'i.:y i..-ii.]i*.  whh a ti,' a ial i.'-. i i:.t;._:i i:.:*i. por-  hap-, uii. i* all, it !.*��������� .".;��������� ; . ;*���������.���������'.." i>..-';.b!o  th-'i'i* may In* >ol... ',:.!::,: iu th*-:::. In  iii*:.ily all diui.t.-li.: I'.une forin ef  dniuaiidii I.s prai-tici-'I, 1 .nlier.'if.'Iy by  the yir.m-r. ou Xi-ir Yu'.r'.. day U> fori-  li-ll the fill ure. Th" i5e(.tt:**li people  are f.,ml of vi-gni'i'luv; tr.r-ni-'elves ns  highly Inlf'Ili'ciiial, hut hi this mutter  they are ns credulous as the pi-awmt  of lhu Sicilian lniiiii'.tain.-i. Ho uses his  bead.-;, but tlie Scotchman employs his  Bible, whicli he place., bach down on  a tabic, permits it to fall open of Its  own weight, then, without looking, he  puts his linger on a page and reads the  verne on whicli it re-its, and this i*3  supposed lo Indicate his fortune for the  year.  Tlie world over cards and dice are in  high favor as being supposed to indi-  -cate tho decrees of fate. The cards  and the throws are fortunate or the reverse in about equal numbers, so that  every one has a fair chance of obtaining an omen for good. The actions and  voices of tlie animal associates of man  were formei'ly on this day ahove all  others significant of good or evil to  come. A dog's cheerful bark on New  Year's morn was auspicious, his howl  a vory unfavorable sign. To meet a  cat on New Year's morning betokens  ill for the future, as, curiously enough,  it is regarded iu the Latin countries  as the sign of a coining change of rest-"  deuce. To see a snake Is the .worst  possible omen, for It signifies death by  violence. A few years ago aa Italian  living near Milan saw three snakes  together on New Year's morning before breakfast and was so frightened  that ho fell ill, became despondent and  did* actually die. .To see a pig-Is re* .  garded throughout southern Europe a������*.  a fortunate omen, signifying plenty in  the coming twelve months, while tht  Bight of a crow,a magpie or a jackdaw,  probably from tlie thievish propensities  of those birds, Is regarded as a sign  that the beholder will be systematically swindled during the- coming  twelve months.  THE NEW YEAR MINUET.  fT wis danced In thc hall b7 the Sre'l r������J  glow.  For.thc palnis hid the limpi it the elds.  And each torm was outlined on the floor b������  low.  While the shadows were spread far and -wide.  But the shadows were misty���������a softened gn.j���������*  In accord with the 6low melody;  The liRlit ot the fire drove the dark lines ������w>Tt  While it lent all a sweet rayttery.  Both dancers were courtly and figures of grace.  Vet the maid hold my fancy alone;  The plow gave a blush to her beautiful face;  In her dark eyes a fairer light shone, ^  Aiid then aa she curteslc.l so stalelo*, so dovv,  Wilh th*.* irrace t.l an at*;e that :*i p^st.  It seeini*d lilec a drear.-, cf the lenr:,* It'Vj &30���������  tike a dream that I knew could r.ti- is������t.  1*  <?  7,^m\.  ~ . :,-*..---*r-ii.*'  ROMAN CATHOLIC CIIUKCII.  Mass   8t lO-.sn ix. m ,   on   first,   fccond  and  fourth Biiiidiiv.** in the inontli.  KEV.   FATHER   THAYER.  Meetln:  Street.  SALVATION   ARMV.  ; every night in their Hall on Front  SOCIETIES.  Gold Range Lodge K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C.  .Meets everv Wednesday in  Oddfellows' Hull atSo'cl'ock  Vii.itinjr Knights invited.  Hrtow.v.  C. C.    :    :   :   :   :   :  F. Si. Lewis, K. of R. & S.  U.  ���������ii (J  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  ��������� _x** .tesulnr meetings are held In the  R<ft Oddfellow*.-Hall on thc Third Kri-  ���������j-CTi*, day of eaeh month, at 8 p.m. sharp.  /���������'"f.fj Visiting brethren cordially invited  ri-Ci'i THOS. STKED. W.M.  **^*��������� W. G. BIHXEY, Rec.-See. ,  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, Cl  CARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $x a day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone  frop  FRUIT, PEEL,  GROCERIES  For people who like  to make their own  Cakes.  . H. HOLDICH  I ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  '  AND ASSAYER.  Roral School of Minei, London.    Seven rears  at  Morfa  Works,  Swansea.    17   years  chief  Chemist  to Wli;an Coal and Iron Co.,   Eng.  Late Chemist nnd Assaver, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon.  Ferpuson, B.C.  '    ���������      Mips Kijc;mi,  Ti'iifli>i'.  ��������� di vision SX,  1st, Reader.���������G. .Mathews,   G.   Wol-  wy. E. Floyd.  ���������Sr.   2nd.    Primer. ��������� IC.    Wilkinson,  M. Ciilder, A. AhriiliiiiiiNiiii.  Ji*. 2nd. Pritiu'i*,���������II. Floyd,  O.   Wii-  Ii.i'ns, L, Solway.  Miss Roiiinson,  Teacher.  division V.  Class 1.���������A,  Giiig.'in,   Si.  Uruce.   E.  Cooke.  Class 2.���������13. MeC.uty, F.  Mutch,   O.  Fraser. "'' -  Class 3.���������J: Fcttanle,    L.   Johnson,  C. Froiney.  Class 4.���������R. Doyle. J. McMahon,   K.  Sihhald.  Miss Ciikucii,  Teacher.  division VI.  Class 1���������N. McLeod. F.   Griuiat,   I..  Class 2.��������� M,   Porter.   IJ.   Hiililj*.   Si.  Nealoii.  Class 3.��������� II. Cooke,   J.   Merino,   O.  circle of relationship Is usually very extended therefore.  Anions oilier : Now Year's day cur,*  loins perpetuated* in parts oC French  Canada is th.it known ns la benediction pateriielle���������the blessing of the  children ot the household hy theii  father. Sometimes this ceremony is  performed after the return home of the  family from the mass of tho day in the  parish church. In other households, il  Is made the fust experience of tho new  year.  1Vtnlic* For the Kew Year.  liny )i.i|>p!tii-S!t tnd health be thine  Throuiiliout this comlnit ye������r;  May cliitrins ot beauty far outshine  All others, lor or near.  May craccful ways and winning smile  Gain friendship, firm and dear;  Uay fondest hearts the hours beguile  As onward speeds the year. ^.  May music be thy special sift  To please and charm the ear;  May thy sweet voice thc senses lift  Beyond this earthly sphere.  ;i-  V*  Wilson.  MlSS  FilASKK,  Teacher.  H. EDWARDS  TAXIDERMIST.  DEER HEADS. BIRDS. Etc. MOUNTED,  Furs Cleaned and Pc������aired.  JUST EAST OF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Third Street.  FARWELL   ESTATE.  The {choice land north of track,  between Tapping's and Long's, will,  bo subdivided for sale as soon as  possible.  B. M. SPROAT,    VICTORIA,   B. C.  P. O. Box," 425.  Express Delivery  All orders left at W. M.  Lawrence's will be promptly  attended to.  H. Cook.  -���������1  Uay peace of mind, that heavenly peace,  Be with thee through the year;  May Christian ilrtues never cease ,-  And sorrows disappear. -  May all the good this world can girt  Reward thee on thy way; 1  May heavenly bloisins;e, while you lire.  Surround thee every dayl  ���������O. W. Windsor.  Revelstoke Rink Co., Ltd*  Skntlnf* every afternoon and evening Irom  S to S and Irom 8 to 10.  The Public are Invited to visit thc Rink; no  chnrge being made Ior Spectators.  A charge of 25c. will bo made for skating. In  thc afternoon ladies' or children 15c.  Season Tickets maybe purchased ntlthc rink.  Ladies ������1.50, Gentlemen ������6. Children J.I.  Hood for skating afternoon and evening, except special events anch as Carnival-", Hockev  Matchcs. etc,    .  Hockey Practices.  UENIORS���������Mondays, Fridavs and Saturdays  fromlOtoll. \Vedne_*days, from  7 to 8.  JUNIORS���������Tuesdays from, in to II, and Wednesdays from 7 toS.  LADIES���������Tuesdays from 2 to 3.  Curling every afternoon and evening,  So stately, so slow was each step that she made.  And 50 cracelul the head lhat she bent;  Thc old fashioned fan that at timia cast a shade  . Such an air of true elegance lent;  Tlie  place  ot  lhe  dance  gave  a  place  fa  mj  thought.  And I drtjnicd of the day- that arc dead;  The tpell oftiie dance was dv sorrerr wrought,    ,  And the liurryiriff modern ii)i Ced.   t, J  It was peace, the sweet rest of the olden day  When all idols were net overthrown,  When romance still ll-*ed and, as king, lore belt  sway, *-  liefore Mammon to ruler had grown.  And =11 those who watched were bewitched by thi  dance,  An.l they dreamed till the measure was o'er;  Today was lcr*;ot in thc short backward glaac*  An.l the dunr.1 of the iiir {tone before.  ���������fr'latc! Scott Mines io Ladies' Home Journal.  GO TO   XALJEIS.   IL.-.A.-U'IDIEIR,  For your Christinas Fruit and Bon Bons.  Chocolates, 40c. to 60c  Candies from 15c.  FANCY  BISCUITS.     OP.aXGES.    LEMONS.  TOYS AMD FANCY" GOODS.  Mackenzie Ave.   Kevelstoke, B.C.  WANTED.  WANTED���������By a man aged 4S who Is ln  pr.5������i;esion of a good trade and $3 nQQ capital.  Correspondence with a maid or -widow,  between iix and 50. with asmall capital, with a  view to going into bu-dness and matrimony.  Address all letters to "J. B," Hehald oflice.  d������Clt-lBb  ;  1\  V 'dPC'  y^  ���������"../,. i-  - LBjiV*:p:,..*  ���������y  i-  1  '  ONCE AGAIN  ���������  *      \   "-'."  ���������*������������������;*.\' '  We Wish :'< :>     '  ,   .   r  ��������� .-        *v, ���������_ ���������    v . *    **. , _.  Our many patrons  ��������� fiA'H^py^; \;\;i/  ,   and Prosperous   -  "New Year.,  Canada Drug & Book Co  -   iRE.VELSTCJkE..'.   ,  OON  TEA  40c:  :50c::  :60c.  Notes of News.  Morris & Steed.  gents  T&&=������ UNION ^3������|  Cigar  Factory  <|������  REVELSTOKE,   R.C. ^  H. A. BROWN,   Prop.  Brands:  OUR  SPECIAL  and THE   UNION  ALL   GOODS   UN'ION   MADE  Holy Innocents Day.  .Stream tin lm-* heen found in miiiI.1i-  prn Oregon.  Aid'. T. H. L. Tnyloi* is. dellnilely in  llie Held for niiiyot'.  Kevelstoke huHiiu'ss men i-i*port n  most mitisfiii'tory holiday trudi*.  (ins Lund is in town for tin- holidays  from tlii* Kvn mint* ii**iii- Cioldfield*.  ���������Slt-iRh I'idiiiK piii'lit'.**. Hook your  iiidfis Willi II. Cook nl. I .it win ice".**  *>tore.  Tom llot'lK'. rot'oninn ill, the Bind;  ���������\VnlTior mine in tlio Liti-deiui. is in  town spriulinj; -I'lli-i������lniitx wilh Iii**  family.  'rile iiu:i'('.'i-('d ileiii.-iiiil I'm- pl.il iiiiini  i*. ii'iidffiiiK iIih senrrli for I lint, iii.-tnl  in Cnlil'oritiii very active.  Thi* next issue of the Hkrai.ii will  lu* on Friday, .Inn. H. to give the stsilV  a (linnet: to gel >i lillle holiday.  Option on a. iuolylid������init.e properly  noar Slocan City has heen given to old  country investors.  Kev.    II.   Irwin,   hutter    known    as  "Father Pal," has left British   Colnin  Ida for his old home in the. old country.  Principal Sullivan, of the Nelson  puhlic school is spending hit: holidays  ii lown us the guest of Mr. and .Mrs.  C, F. Lindmark.  .1-Lad ner. of. Kamloop*.', retiirned  last week from Montreal, where In*  hits heen representing the IJ. of I.. F.  ou the grievance committee.  Mrs. .Edson and .Miss McCallum of  Nelson, are spending the holidays with  lheir parents, Mr. and Mrs. .1. 0.  Mt'Calliini.  A reduction in treatment charges  of ^0 per cent, on silver lead ore has  heen agreed on liy the smelters to go  into effect with the New Year.  T The subject for the Presbyterian  pulpit Sunday evening will be John  Wycklilf "The Morning Star of the  Reformation.''  Thes. s. Uevelstoke will be launched  .some day nest week mid after :i  trial  run to Arrowhead mid back will likely  lie up at Nakusp for the winter.  The Hon. J. JI. Turner, the Agent  General for British Columbia,  a nnounces that the offices of t h������ B. C.  Agencv are at Salisbury House,  London, Wall. E. C.  Tlie subjects for tomorrow ut the  Methodist church are as follows:  Morning, "The Star of Bethlehem."  Evening, "Influence of the Manger."  The choir are preparing special music  for both services.  .Miss A. ii. Rued won the. Christmas  rake at Taylor & George's by guessing  120 seeds in thu pumpkin out, of an  actual number of 421. D. McCarthy  won the suit of clothes with a. guess of  123.  XX'. Lawrence of Bourne Bros lias"  received the snd news of the death of  his mother Mrs. Anne Lawrence, aged  7rt. which occunsvl iu Cambenvell.  London. Kngland on Tuesday niglit  last. '        '    ,  i*S������^  d. f. conns  Wishes  His numerous  Customers  and Patrons  A Happy  and Prosperous  New/Year  Red Cross 11  ramwrorororororomiromfrorommrcfi  ���������*&*  TAYLOR & CEORGE  Mackenzie Avenue.  WI*:  HAVL.   Ladies' Dress Goods  planned particularly for prcseius  -������*>  cot  Come in and looU   around  before you  what vou want for ihe Nl'.W YKAK.  >'et what   vou -~4&  G-EnSTIE.IRAA.Ij  MEHOHA1TTS.  CALL AND  INSPECT  THE  NEW CONSIGNMENT OF  of all  kinds  and  Crockery  just opened up.  A set of  GUPS AND SAUCERS.  from   the    Foley  factory  In  England, will suit vou.  SKATES.   SKATES.    SKATES.  Hockey Skates  ���������Drugstore  _������������������_������������������miiiw i    ��������� hi i M-n���������iinnnTmiiTTrr-T.**" ������������������������������"������������"*������*������ nasKaiaa  WE   HAVE EVERYTHING   IN THE  Men's Furnishing Line  and can fit youout from the little   bald   spot on  the  top of your head to your favorite corn.  There was good skating nt tin* rink  on Christmas live and tin; ice lias been  in fair condition all week. Curling is  heing prosecuted almost- every afternoon and evening wilh great vigor.  The Vancouver police hare s'1 I'm-  obtained absolutely no clue to' th'j  mysterious disappci ranee of Mrs.  Powell, who has now been missing  since a week ago lasl WedueMluy.  There will be a musical entertainment, ut next Monday night's meeting  of the Epworth Li-agne. The all'air  will be given in the chinch and will be  one of the most attractive events of  holidays.  AJ-ip'inese logs r was Murdered n*,  (i p.m. on Christni.'.s II iy. Two other  Japs held his aims while the third  dealt him a falnl blow on the head  with a di-mbleViitted axe." The nlV.iir  happened in a camp near Port Moody*  Kootenay Lodge, A. F. Si A. M..  held their,animal social in their lodge  rooms last night, yesterday being the  feast of St. .John the livangelist.  About SO member*! of the fraternity  and their guests were present and a  very pleasant evening v. as spent.  The junior choir of the Presbyterian  church was given a. sleigh drive last  evening by the choir leader. Mr. Cook  After an hour and a half spent vpry  happily in doing the town lhc merry  party drove to the Manse where a  bountiful repast awaited them. About  ten o'clock the members ot the choir  dispersed to their homes happy in the  thought of an evening very  pleaf-antlv  ������>--  dtk-   I  Our  Stock  wa.s  Is  Will be  ���������J  Taylor & George,  yesterday  lo-day  to-morrow  Mackenzie Ave.  UIIH-������IIN....UJ....*,.*^. ���������������.'. ������,.mu.l  GEITERAL    3yLER,OI3:^l*TTS.  Christmas at the Hotels  Christmas dinner at the Bevelstoke  was a very elegant and recherche  it trail-, excellently well served in the  handsome dining room, which was  suitable decorated for the occasion.  The bill of fare was as follows:  Hors-d'Oeuvres.     . l~  cimope ile C.iviiu*.      Celery.      tluten Olives.  Hn iv Oyster*.  Soup.  Green Turtle.  Fish.  Hlcl of While Fish, Simce Aurorc.  Rclcvc.  I'otteil I-igcon, u la rroveuoal.  Entrees,  Supreme of Chlcknii, mix Chain).ignons.  -     Mallard Uiicli.   11 In ISiuAriKle.  Uliiirlotte o( l'eari, 11 U Meringue.  Roasts.  TurkKv Stiufeil with Oysters.  Wil.ffinoie, Sauce Mad.-i*o.  Sirloin of Kon-i  Heel   nml  Hrowned Potatoes.  Mayonnaise.  Chicken. Lobster.  Services totnovrow in Si. Peter's  church will be-.is usual at 11 a.m. and  7.-30 p.m., Kev. C. A. Procunier officiating. The Sunday school entertainment nf t.he church will take place mi  Monday evening in the opera house.  II. .1. McDonald, whose ey������ was  injured while loading poles last  Monday has been sent on from the  Vi'i'imii ho>pital to Vancouver for  ite.itinent. A subscription list is  being cireuli-ited in town for his  benelit.  The following are Ihe names of tht*  11 vi* men recruited here by Lieut.  Taylor on Tuesday for the C. M. It..  Riehaiil Floyd, 3th fn**p. Yeomanry;  P.. O. Hawtrey, NV. Vohatt of  Atnistrong: Marcus Chase of SluiKWap  and 1. M. Sale. The contingent left  tor Halifax on Thursday's No. 2.  A Vancouver denpatch says that F.  (.inter Cotton has been given the  position of editor in chief of the  Victoria Colonist, vice C. II. Lugrin.  Mr. Cotton will manage both the  Colonist and News-Ad verti&er at once.  The new* has occasioned considerable*  comment us on the face of it it looks as  if Premier Dunsmuir had absorbed  Ihe News-Advertiser and Provincial  Party at one gulp,  The Siiuillcanieen Star announces  lliat a Seattle^ company will start on  January '1st to instal ar plant to work  the placer gravels of Granite creek,  out of which considerable gold was  taken in '84. This creek also contains  a large amount of platinum which the  new company is not likely to neglect  - as did the old timers.  The Goldsmith property, on wliich  occurs the extraotdinary surface  shewing* of 40 foot nf galena, iv  uituuted on the Fish Hi ver. slope of  Goat Mountain and is not the property  lor which F.C. Elliott receutly entered  suit against H. Porrier and George  Johnson, a������ recently stated in.the  Nelson Miner.  spent. A feature ot the Xmas festival  of the Sabbath school on Thursday  evening was the presentation by the  choir to Mr. Conk of a handsome  "Book of Praise" a������ a t������**liinony of the  high appreciation of his leadership.  The drawings fm* th" various competition for trophies presented to III'*  Curling Hub taU'i.--, plan* on TbiirsduA-.  the .-'���������'���������(ind of January next, and all  those, who aie (li-'sirdu*** of .joining the  club and lui.v** noi. yet -igncd llio toll  hi'p rt*(|iif".t<*(l tn liiinil lli"ii- name*, in  to Mr. A. K. J'liipp*-1. the ���������*..'i'rr*tiir\- of  the club, in tin: Imperial l.wnk. on nr  brfon* \Vedni*-(ln.v, 111.' Ntof January  next, a*** no liicmbcr*-' jniningaftiM' thai  dat** will lie i-.ligil.le to lake part in  the coiiip-.'titinns tbis M-asnn. Skip--  are al-o ri''['.ii'-t*'d t������> liiiv.* their rink-  complete and llu* nam'*- of tho-e  (.'iimpo-iiug tin*m in the .-erri'tary'-  haiuls by'tbat date. The -ccrcwry  has the name*-* of tho.-c iiseinlici-s not.  yer, selected by any -.kip.  Vegetables.  Maslie.l l'otdtoe.--. Steninort Potatoes  Knii-els Sprouts.  .ispftrtigt:-., llollM.u(liii**-e Sauce.  Pastry.  Kng'1-.li l'lnm rudilitig*, Branilj- Kauee.  Apple I*U. llinee 1'ie.  Dessert.  Clirisima*. Cake. Assorted Cuke.  ?lierry Wine Jelly.  7���������x*=* r"nm-*p���������^NuIm������������������KhKIiiSt-  I mperial Chec**o.  Oolong Ten.  Oreen Tea.  Sudden Death.Christmas Day  A sad event threw a feeling of gloom  over the Central on Chi-istm-is Day  John Halst.rom, a native of Sweden,  who owns a t-ivtich at the mouth of the  Columbia river near Arrowhead, was"  found dead on his bed in a room of the  hotel on Christmas morning. The  deceased, who had been ailing some  time with heart trouble, was a man of  about fil) years of age. He had been  staying at the hotel for some weeks  past, being almost helpless through  weakness at times. On Christmas  morning'he felt better and expressed  his. satisfaction to Mrs. Abrahamson  at the idea that he would be able to  coiiiedo.vwi stairs mid eat his Christmas  dinner. Half an hour after he was  found lying on his back on the bod  dead, by bis roomale. He held a book  which he had been reading iu one band  and a handkerchief in the other and  there wus no sign that he hud ever  stirred after once lying-down. Death  was pronounced by Dr. Carruthers his  medical attendant, and Dr. Cross to he  due to heart, disease. Mr. Hallstrom  has. as far as i������ known, no relatives  on this side nf the Atlantic, lie was  a member ofthe Slocan Miners' Union,  who undertook the expenses of the  funeral, which was conducted ycsl.ei-  day afternoon by Rev. C. Ladner,  pastor of the Methodist church at the  cemetery.  FALL Al WINTER SUITINGS  fiSSix  You will find in our Tailor Shop a  very elaborate variety of Fall  and  Winter   Suitings and    you'll   find  workmen who arc competent to make up any of these  Suitings  exactly lo your liking.     We' do not employ M  cheap tailors, we do not handle any goods that  could. ^  possibly depreciate our excellent reputation.      We can- ^  noi compete with sweat shop ready-made clothes when ~*  price is the sole consideration, but when style and  fit' W  and wear are duly considered, wc can and  do compete- *1|  with all ready-made goods,, and all other tailors. (|������  Ladies' Tailored Suits to Order.           ~ d������  J\   IB.   CIRIESSM^iNV-���������  The  Art Tailor,' Mackenzie Ave.  $)v_>&(  @5 BLINDS, CURTAIN-POLES. TRIMMINGS, PICTURE MOULDS.  Jgv Elc.    Cabinet   Making.   Uholstering,  Picture Framing,   Polishing,  &) and all kinds of repairwork.    -'  ft UNDERTAKING.  .jy Collins made at a few hours' notice.   Finished in either Walnut,  S@ ChiM-rv. Black Cloth or Polished Oak. at EASTERN PRICES.  ^ S-irTHRNE YEARS EXPERIENCE AT THE BUSINESS.  REVELSTOKE    FURNITURE   CO'Y.  Clicl.lar Clu'ex*  Chocolate.  Cafe Xoir.  TO     LET  0-ilni.c.   lorner   Fourth   .-'treel ami   Orton  Avenue.     For   particulars   apply l*>    It-   -"'-  Korhk.-, The Molsons Hank. Dec '.3-lf  Dr. Santa Claus  For those who have taken the  Christmas present lever early.  But his prescriptions are not compounded  DRUGS AND MEDICINES  but a liberal quantity of the ninny  ttxccllcnt things in our full line of  FANCY GOODS.  TOILET ARTICLES.  PERFUMES.  CHOCOLATES.  All these are sold at very reasonable prices aud by purchasing now  the worry is over before the time  for pleasure begins.  Walter Bews, phm.b  DRUGGIST.    ....    ...  Brown Block. .     Tel. 48������  The cheerful dining room at the  Victoria iva.*. beautifully decorated for  the lirst Ohriftinas dinner under the  inannsiemctit, of Messrs. Brown it  (jiiciin. Seventy five guests sat down  to a. bountiful and dainlly served  ie past, as follows:  Soup.  *'iy������ter. Con.ioinine.  Fish  tlurri-id Salman  White Flili. ������U Hollaniliil-ic.  Entrees.  Frlriuv-.il Chicken.  Tnr,.*������'y (:ro'(ti.-li'i. .Mn*.liro.-in .***xi>ei������.  uy-l**r I*rtttie������.  Bollod.  SI.-H1I1.-.1 Chicken, n la .Iin-c.  <ix Toiirik*, rpaniili Sauce.  Roatle.  Sirloin ol Reel, Vortsliire I'uiMlii;.  V*-k1 -.villi Jelly. 1'ort, Appl" ".Kiice.  1...-J t.i .Mutton. I.amh, Mint Stiiice.  .-luff-xl TurVey, Cranberrlt;**.  OfMjse, Ap]/le Srauee.  Salads  f:hlcki'n .-'aln'I. Shrimp s'.-iln'I.  VoKCtablos.  Freni������h fix.*.     Aipanisju:'- with Cirimrxx.  B-jilC'I Potatoes.      Ma-ibe.1 potau/-;*.  llrown r-otato*-*..-  Dcsscrt.  Mince Pie. I.emon Pie. Cranberry Pi<  plum PxitltllrxK. Bran.ljr "anee.  fnow Putlillntf with Jelly.  Wine Jelly. Orange Jelly  Champagne Jelly.    Chlelien. Jelly.  Fruit. Candid. Nuts.  'Xmas Assorted Caltes.  Stilton Cheese.  Green and Black Tea.    Colfee.  The decorations in the Climax bar  call for special mention being of a most  elaborate and effective character. At  this popninr house, at the Queen's and  City, as well us at the Central and  Orien ta), excellent Christum" dinners  were served to luge numbers' of  guestf  The.City Council.  Met list night and finally passed the  bylaw providing for the election of tha  new citv council and adjourned after a  veiy short session.  Wake Up  AND  SEE THE BARGAINS AT '  GUY BARBER'S IN  Watches, Clocks, Etc.  _1844_Rodses's-Bros.,-F!a4-Warc.--  SPECIALTY  WATCH REPAIRINQ  (ity of Revelstoke  I'lJIli.IC NOTICI*: is herein* (,'ivcn to the  Electors of the City nf licvel.-aoke thai I  ri-'iuire the presence of the snid electors ill  my ullino in the (.lily of I'l-vel-ti.ke, on the lltlli  dnv of January, lihlJ, ut 1'J o'cloelc noun, for  ill.- purpo.-e ot elei-liui; jjer-ioiis io represent  lliem Eli lhe inunl.-ipiil eoiiueil us Mnyoi* inul  Al'lermi'ti.  Tin* i������-ode ol nnuiittntlons r.f c.uiilliliiir.s .slnill  In; iw folluivs:  Thecnii'lldiites -.hull he iioiiiliiuted In writ  iiij.*. tlu* writing slmll be yiil,-,erlbe.l bv two  voters ol Hie liiiuiicipiility us proposer nud  seeon^er, und shall be delivered lo the return.  liiiCofllcer in nny time liviiiecii the dntc of  thfy notice and _: p. in. of (|1(_ <j(ly ,,f noininn-  li.in; nnd in the event of h poll l.e'ln*; neeessiiry  such poll v.illl>e opened in conformity to Union the Ullli day of January, ItittJ, t,l TnppliiK'.i  Opera,Hon.e, on Second Mrect, in the Citv of  P.evel.toke,and kept open betiieen tin; hour  of eixht in the lorciiuon nnd the hour of  four in the afternoon, for tiildiu; and recording  llie votes of the elector*,, ol which everv poison Is hcrebv roijulrt-il to take notice and  govern hini.ueif necrdln-'ly.  The persons (|'.mllflc(l io be iioniiiuitcl and  elected for the ofllee of Mavor of .said city shall  I*. Midi asare male Hrlllxh .subjects ol the full  apeof iweiity-one years and nre not illi*qun lllled  under any Jaw, and have been for lhe .si.\-  monilis next preceding the dav of nomlniilitin  the reulstered owner, in the 'l.toxil Keifl.strv  Ollice, of land or real propertv iu the citv o'f  llie au'es-ed value on the last lniiuielpal  ������.-*seKKiricnt mil, ol one thousand dollars or  more, over and above any registered incumbrances or churife. and who are otherwise duly  i|iialltlcd us municipal voters.  The persons .-niillfli-il to t*o noinlualci] and  elected as alderiiien of said div shall be such  persons rs are male llritish subjects of the full  age of liventy.onr: yuars and are not dl-tquull-  licd under any law, and have been Ior tlio si-c  months next preccllnir the day ol nomination  tbe rcKlstor.-d owner In the ..and llei{istrv  Office, of land Or real property In the citv (if  tlio assessed value, on tho last municipal  assessment roll, of five liundred dollars or  more, over and above any registered Incumbrance or elinritc, and who are otherwise  qualified as municipal voters.    .  Every candidate nominated shall signify, bv  a   writing    accompanying   the    nomination  rnper, his consent to such nomination, except  n case sndi person be absent Irom the municipality when such absence shall be'stated In  tbe nomination paper.  Every candidate nominated shall, on or  beforo th* hour of 2 p. m. of the day of . nomination, furnisll the returning officer \_.th a  statement In writing specifying the land or  real property upon which he qualifies.  Oivon under my handat Revelstoke; this 28th  day of December, 1001.  ,'���������-     -CHARLES ERSKINE SHAW, ' "  "   ' Returning puicer.  SIBBALD & FIELD,  Real Estate  *������������������ ������������������*"'^'������**-   l Ei.nltii.ilo.Viivii.gs 1.1  COAL FOIt SALE,  WT- ', O. P. It. TOWNSITE,  MT-   MAHA TOWN!. .TIC.  4W--OERUAHU TOWNSITE.  AT* CAMBOKNK TOWNSITE,  ^Cniinda I'erniaiienl *fc Western  :;e Coriiorntlon.  .onu mul Building Association.  (Imperial Kirn.      Guardian Pirn.      Mercantile Flre.  JCiiniiiliiui Fire.      Caledonian Fire.  | ('onfedcratlon Life..    Atlas Fire.   Manrliester Fire.  (.Ocean, Accident and Guarantee.   Great West Life.  HOUSES POlt SALE AND RENT.  CONVEYANCING.  J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Publi-.  KEVELSTOKE. B. C.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  Optional with you. ot course,  would strongly advise you to  will bring you full information as to coat.  Wiped Out  That's what the man  said who wasn't insured. A small payment every two or  three years would  have enabled him to  say  LOSS FULLY COVERED  ,    INSURANCE  you want to say,  but we  me insurance.      Your card  LEWIS   BROS.  BEAT ESTATE AXD FINANCIAL AGENTS.        NOTARIES PUBLIC,  \  iz&."

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