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 XBSSha  VOL. 1.    NO. 41.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.  PRICE FIVE CENTS.  IL REPORT.  Annnal Report'  .of  the  Mines.  Minister oi  -Shows a Gratifying Increase in the Mineral Output of British Columbia  for the Year 1897.  The annual report, of tho Minister oJ  Mines for the year ending December  31, 1807 being an account of mining  open lions in tho Province of Bi'itijh  Columbia has been received.' The report was laid bofore thc provincial  legislature lust week, and contains, a  large amount of interesting and valuable information regardingtho development of the mining industries of tlio  province. In the introdurli' n to his  report Mr. \V A. Carlyle, provincial  mineralogist says: *'In compiling tho  statistical statement for ISO?, I have  been great)y aided by tho clauses in  the 'Inspection of Metalliferous _Act>  1897,' that mako it now obligatory for  mine owners.to send in adetailodstate-  niont of the production for the year by  loth of Januiiry, as 1 am now able to  present almost perfect returns for tbo  year ending December 31 "  The smelter returns for ore shipped  in December are often not received until February or later, and as the departmental report lias to be in press by  then the method adopted in compiling  statistics is to take the mill and smelter returns received during thc year.  ' The total production of gold, silver,  lead and copper, coal nnd co\'e for all  years up to 1S98 amounted to -������112,413,  485. Tbo production iS90 was S2,60S,-  S93; in 1897 it amounted to ���������'''10,455^268,  an increase of 40 per cent: over 189G.  The production of metals perdistrict  and division is given as follows :  Cariboo.  Burkervlllo   '.Light ii In..'Crock   Quesnollumoetl. ,  Koltbluy Creek   offset lor wages, nor can he maintain  an action in respect of such goods.  Medicines or medical attendance do  not come under this head, or material  j or tools used by the workman in his  calling, but whore such 'deductions are  made an employer or his agent shall  make out at least annually a correct  statement of the receipts and expenditures in respect,of such deductions, to  be audited by two auditors appointed  by thc workmen,.and to these auditors  hooks and vouchers shall be produced.  Gold or silver coin of the United States  shall be considered lawful money for  any payment made bofore July 1, 1900.  No deductions are to be made as com  mission or poundage on money advance! ci wages. Arrangements may  bo made for the men to board and  lodge, but the contract regarding same  must bo in writing, signed by the workmen and the charges shall be real and  true value. Offences under the act are  to lie tried under tbe Summary Convictions Act, but 110 appeal from any  conviction shall he under this Act or  1 ho Truck Act of J831 "J  10 TOM HE II.  Now is the Time to Attract Attention  to lest Kootenay.  Mines and Mining.  $  1S07.  (15,000  25.00(1  ,35,(100  200,000  . Total lor Ciirlboo.. ..$    3S1.050 ' $ . 825,000  '��������� 1S00.  82,050  23,000  51,100  ; 197,050  CiiRHiar   Kootenay, Kaul   K00tc.ix.1y, 'Wust.  Ainsworl.il   Nelson    Slocan   Trail Creek'   Other Part*   Total lor "West Kootenay' $1,002,735  LUlooot  21,000  -  i(151,127  315.G26  525,520  1-851,011  1,2-15,3(H)  - ' 1-1,200  :  37,000  103.70(1  '    1-10,5-15  789,21(1  ;  3.2S0.0S5  2,007,280  157,1)77  $G,7(i5,703  Yule.  CNnyoos   Slmil.ciim'ccn   Yale   Total, Yale....  O ".her Districts   (3rand Total...  33,(i()5  131,220  ���������9,01)0  C5.10S  39,S-W  112.9S2  25,000  ���������6S.������Sl)  200,078  . $ 220,702  ���������-$'���������  84,81(1,955- : -0,507,551  ���������15,000;;  $-.   !),8!)0  Another table gives the yearly ���������'production of placer gold to date as determined by the returns sent in by th'  banks and express companies of gold  transmitted by them to the mints-and  from'n-turns.sent in by tho gold commissioners and mining recorders. The  placer gold output for 1897 shows 11  alight decrease from that of 1896, the  figures for tlie two years 'being $544,020  and :?513,520, respectively. The highest production iron, this houroe was in  1863, when it reached $3,913,563,'in the  time ol the groat, Cariboo   excitement.  .The coal products for the year  -ftniouNting to 82,648,562 and of coke to  g'J6,9S0. The coke all corn's from the  coke ovens at Ooniox, Vancouver Island  and thebulk was shipped to, Kootenay  smelters.  With regard to the progress of mining, Mr. Carly.le says : "Figures speak  for'themselves and the tables given  show very clearly tbe steady and gratifying growth of the mining industry.  The increase in the output of lode  mines from-'Sl.OL-O.OOO in 1S92 to over  $7,000,000 i ��������� 1S97 demands attention.  That 1898 will .see a. .substantial increase is now assured from the amount  of pre now in.-sight in the different  districts:".  It is to be hoped that Air Mcintosh's  purchases in the Rossland section will  paivout well, though some  who speak  willi authority have grave doubts as to  the subeess of somoof them at least.  The English company  for whom  tho  purchases were made, are a very strong  and influential corporation,  and upon  their satisfaction with  Mr. Mcintosh's  'investments will   the  future   of this  country   to a   considerable extent,1 in  English  estimation, at least, depend.  Those old country people, who are not  tnemselvoH miners, nnd who have not  called  in th<   best authorities,  as in  this case,  (0 assist them in their investments,  very seldom  consider circumstance.   They are too apt to conclude that  their purchases, no matter  through what channels made,are, a fair  illustration of the. whole.   As a, consequence  if their invrstmenfs are. not  successful, they' are apt  to  conclude  that "nothing good  can   come out of  Nazareth."     Investors    should   learn  that in this as well as  other countries  lho.re.aro mines  and mines; and it is  not until considerable money  is sunk  on a property,  that an estimate of its  future, even  by experts, can be made.  Although--''this country is rich in min-  orils every piece of earth and rock are  not loaded   with   wealth., As'we said  above, then, for tho sake of t  e future  of the country   in  tbe estimation! of  capitalists," it is to be hoped many  of  Mr. Mcintosh's hap-hazzard purchases  will turn out to tho satisfaction of the  owners.  V;  .SPRING HOUSECLEANING.  While people are particular about  having .their houso cleaned of thc winter's acoumulation of dirt, they're not  always so particular about their sys-  .Item.r ��������� Tt*"~hesds cleansing too, and  there's nothing will do it so thoroughly and effectually as Burdock's Blood  Bitters. Alex. Miller, Ardoch, Ont.,  br3'������ :���������"I have taken B: B. B, every  spring for some years and as a blood'  purifier it is unequalled."  WOULD REFUSE CORBIN'S CHARTER.  Provincial Revenue is Nearly a   Million  and a Half.-  The "Track Act" Bill.  The Rossl/uider thus sums up Mr  Kellie's "Truck Act" bill:  "In accordance with his promise  made to the Trades and Labor Council  Mr. J. M. Kellie has introduced in the  legislature v . "Truck Act." Among  other things it provides that any con-  , tract made with a workman as to where  he shall lodge, or board or with whom  he shall spent all or part of his wages  shall be null and void. It provides  that wages will be paid in currency,  and in case an employer supplies a  workman with goods from a store or  warehouse he cannot claim this as   an  Victoria, B.C.' March 31.���������It was  nearly midnight yesterday when ^he  House finished .up the debate on  Helniuken's motion, asking the Dominion government to refuse ��������� Corbin a  charter for a railroad in'to tho Boundary creek country. The motion eventually carried by 20 to 10.  'The year's estimates just presented  show'a revsnue of $1,453,000, a gain of  8165,000 over last' year, and an expected expenditure of- $1,992,000, as  against SI 556,000 last year. For roads  the North Riding of West Kootenay  $50,000 and the South Riding $56,000.  East Kootenay gets ���������f24,000.; for the  same purposes. .Among other items  are1 $60,000 ' for the :Rossland' court  house, ������5,000 for a new school at Ross-,  land, while for roads in theviciniiy of  Rossland and Trail there is an appropriation of-$.18,000. ��������� Thero is a general  increase in the salaries of officials.  Quite a number of new schools arc  provided for in Kootenay, including'  buildings at Nelson, Ymir and Pii.vel-  sloke. There is an appropriation , of  $op,000 for a new bridge across the  Thompson, river at Kamloops.  To-day's proceedings were short.  Mnophersi.n's master and servant bill,  which was to prevent, control laborers  being brought 111I0 the province, was  amended mo that it applied only to outside o.uiiiHr'cs and not to Canada. Premier Turner'and thc government1 took  tho stand that it was unpatriotic and  against the .-"pint of eon!odonilion to  discrim-'uate against fellow Canadians  From appearances the present is an  opportune time for the people of West  Kootenay. to'get in good work in adding to our irining population,, and  Vancouver, Skagway, Victoria, Seattle  and other Coast points are the fields in  which they could profitably operate.  No doubt the merchants aud business  men of these coast eitieH,who are filling  their purses by selling merchandise to  Klondykers who willleave their bones  and empty pocket books as the only  relics of eager gold hunters in tho far  north, would object to any attempt  to interfere with their harvest; but  what would be their loss .would be a  gain to the deluded north bound miners. What, we wish to refer to is the  advisability of the Kootenay country  sending a good man to each of these  pointy to interview Klondykers, and  show them the real situation in (.his  district.  The fact of the matter is that this  country has never yet been fully advertised upon its merits, and wc re it, we  are confident, the Klondyke would not  be getting the men and money it is  getting to-day���������many of the former  aiid much of the latter would be diverted this way. The facts speak for  thomselves-and if many of those Klondyke bent had them properly placed  before them by intelligent men, the  tide Uv a sensible extent at least would  turn this way.  The largest estimate we have seen of  (he output of th ��������� Klondyke for the  coming year is from $15,000,000 to  ������18,000,000, and that to be distributed  among well on to 100.000 people, in a  country made up of the worst of natural disadvantages, while the output of  thc Kootenay last year was well up to  the same figure,and distributed among  loss than one-third of the Klondyke  population. That is averaged up each  r< sident of the Kootenay got last year  three times as much as each Klon-  dyker is likely to get. this year, and  with living but a' fraction ofwhat.it is  in tho north country, and 110 comparison in the agroeableness of the climates  and safety of life and pioperty.  It appears (o us (hat if these north  bound men were shown it did not require any extensive capital to get  possession of. promising, undeveloped  claims here; and that the labor of a  few men who had means enough to  carry themselves a year, much les9  then is required iu the north country,  would soon develop such prospects into  good paying properties, many would  be sensible enough to see the force of  tlie arguments, and instead of going  northward locate in some portion of  this mining district.  This country hits very many illustra-  ions of the force of wh at we mean���������-  of well paying mines that were a year  or two ago bought for trifles, and under  ��������� the iaborbf a few months.-brought to  their present condition of profit to  their owners.  It appears to us that if the cities,  towns,-boards of trade, mine owners,  and others interested in the prosperity of this section, were to jointly take  up this matter, and pay the expenses  of five or six good men at these points  operating in this way, the returns  .vpuld show it was a well directed expenditure. '.'''..".  ; The conclusion forced oh any one  who calmnly looks at the facts is, that  at best it can only be one in many  hundreds who can make a strike in  the Klondyke, while there is a certainty of a; reasonable competency to every  one who employs a little means and  reasonable energy in the Kootenay;  and this should turn the tide with  many.  when all was in readiness, . Lo ! And  Behold !! 'I bo Rev. Mr. Cleliand could  not -be found !!���������! Scouts were at once  sent out to different parts of the city,  and after a very energetic hunt he  wan found, and along with Mrs. Cleliand was decoyed into Mr. McMillan's  bouse, where Mrs. McMillan, who had  been chosen spokeswoman, in a very  neat speach, of well chosen words, presented them with the purse and &25 to  S30 worth of goods, wood, etc.  The surprise was great indeed, but  not undeserved. Then Mr. Cleliand on  behalf of himself and wifc was not at  all satisfied, but there and then turned  the "Surprise party*' into a ''Thanksgiving party." Of course he was allowed to have his own way.  Afterwards games of Tarious kinds  wero indulged in for some time, when  refreshments were served in Mrs. McMillan's exceedingly nice style, after  which songs and recitation? were in  order until near' midnight, when the  [airly broke up after a most enjoyable  time by sinning Auld Lang Syne.  G. L.     '  Sandon, March 23lh   189S.  The Ore Sampler's Capacity  Increased.  to; be  Mr. Beat ty of Rosebery was in Sandon on Wednesday and when seen by  a Review 'reported seemed in good  spirits about the prospects and out-  Iook for Kootenay and Rosebery in particular, and said it was his .opinion  from enqmrcs and information' he  could gather that the Yukon rush was  subsiding and had to say if the different Boards of Trades throughout Kootenay would now take time by thc forelock and send agents to the Coast  cities aa well as northern points and  advertise strongly the Kootenay country, it would have a tendency  to turn the tide Kootenay wards this  summer, as wc can clearly prove thc  output of; the Kootenay mines  one hundred fold better than the  Klondyke, considering the population  in tho two places struggling for the  mighty dollar. I think there ��������� is altogether too much lassitude in our not  following them into the camp if necessary and proclaiming our permanency and mining, wealth and output  compared with only a small population as yet; and. I am fully convinced  this matter should be taken'up at once,  and pushed determinedly. How is  your townsite getting oh at Rosebery  was asked ? "Exceedingly bright, Lhe  Ore Sampling company now are hard  at work erecting the mill and office ���������  they have decided to inoreas< the  capacity of the works from 100 tons  daily to 250 tons, and are building accordingly. Rosebery will have the  largest pay roll on the lake this summer without doubt, and together with  the Townsite company, intend to expend considerable money on improvements. I look for quite, a boom at  that point. The C. P.,R. are now preparing to handle tho large freight traffic by putting the first and only track  scales on its Kootenay branches here  which is significant."  The city council met on Monday  evening last in council chamber, and  all were present with the mayor in the  chair.  A petition was presnted frono McDonald Bros., H. McGee, Bennett and  Wamslcy, R. Cunning, J. Buckley,  Switzer & McClusky, Thompson Bros.,  J. S. Richardson, B. O. -Nelson, L. Port-  mann, Wnterlnnd, H. McDonell, R.  Orando, Lowes & Harrington and VV.  Sudrow asking the council to grant no  license to the Theatre Comique.  Aids. Cun'm'ng:���������Switzer���������That no  license b<; granted the Central Music  hall, to carry on theatrical entertainments. - Motion was lost���������Yeas, Switzer, Cunning; nays, thc oalance of the  aldermen.  A motion of Aids. Mighton and  Broddy to the effect that: the music  hall get a license at ������5 a night in advance was carried on the same divison  as the above motion.  lhe Board of Works reported an esti  mate from B. C. Ribloit, C. E., showing  it would cost about $4.50 per foot to  crib Cody and Carpenter creeks, the  total pro'iably" $7,000.���������Fylcd.  Hunter���������Mighton���������That the provincial government be petitioned to pass  an act to enable the corporation to  borrow certain sums of monoy,and that  the solicitor act ia the matter.���������^Car-  ried.  Switzer���������Broddy���������That the Finance  Com. be instructed to find -out what  means can bo adapted to raise funds  for immediate improvements on the  creek.���������Carried.  Crawford���������Switzer���������-That the bonds  of the collector and treasurer be placed  at ?3,000 each.  .' Hu n ter���������Crawford���������Th at A. C. Mc-  Arthur be appointed auditor at ������100 a  year.���������Carried.  Hunter- -Mighton That    Messrs.  Harris and Kellv be notified the heating of the fire hall is imperfect.���������Carried.  good advantage in the "Cuckoo" song *[  given as an encore. She also sang  "Way Down Upon the Swanee River"  in a very characteristic and touching  manner. Miss Leatha Liverpool, the  contralto, also sang in good voice and  was heartily encored. G. W. Walley,  the celebrated basso piofundo, has  been here before. His impersonations  were good, especially so in the eong  "We're Going to say Good-Bye," which  was rendered with genuine feeling.  The songs of G. W. Watkins were likewise gooii, and his feats as a ventriloquist were the hit of the evening. Mr.  A. McKenzie was the fun-maker of the  company, and kept the audience in, a  roar with his jokes and songs. He was  re-called: time after time. Lastly the  male quartette deserves especial .mention. The imitations of. Barnum's calliope and the Chinese choir, as well as  tne other songs, were very entertaining. As a whole, the programme was  dominated by a spirit of entertainment from start to finish, and delighted  the audience.���������Santa'Ann, Cal., Evening Blade.  Will appear two evenings in Sandon,  April 15 and 10 in Spencer's hall. Secure your seats before plan is filled.  With Scissors arid Pen.  The C. P. R. Accident.  Tne Sick List.  A Surprise Party.  AT THE   HOTELS.  Sandon���������A. W. Owens, G.R.Owens,  Nova Scotia; H McEachran, A. Mc-  Pheo, Spol;ai.e ; N. L. Callaman, V. R.  Powers, Now Denver; A. Pinchose,  Nelson.  Goodenough���������J. H., Truman, G. 0-  Shaw,   T. Allen,   Victoria; J. TinJii.������,  E. ,1. Lloyd, ��������� Silverton ;   C. M. Livingstone, Chicago ; F. A. Rees, Winnipeg;  F. W. Clemens, Hamilton ; H. E. Swift,  Spokane.  A few of the ladies in connection  with the "Ladies Aid.Society" of the  Presbyterian church in this city, at  their meeting on Thursday last, mooted  the idea of a "found party" by way of  a little help and encouragement . to.  their esteemed minister, tlie Rev. J.  Cleliand and his ��������� unliable and hardworking wife.  Everyone seemed to at once take the  matter up in good earnest. Wood cutters were soon at wook on the adjacent  hillside "His Reverence" amontr them.  Down town the mayor soon had this  noble schema transmographyed into a  "Dollar party" and without delay had  Mr. D McMillan harnessed in. a subscription list which met with a very  hearty and liberal respose.  On Saturday evening the surprise  came oil'at the house of Mr. D. Mc-  Millan, on Society hill, where some  forty ladies and gentlemen had assembled with a great quantity of articles  of a very, useful nature and a purse  lined with   $85 . was   secured.     Then  Although our city is always regarded  as a healthy place, sickness occasionally visits some of our citizens. Mrs.  A. 0. McArthur, who has not been very  strong for years, is under the doctor's  care with some lung trouble. Her condition is critical, but latest reports are  favorable.  Mrs-A. P. Nichols took sick a few  days ago, and, though dangerously low  for a time, is now on a fair waw to recovery.  Mrs. McQueen, wife of druggist McQueen, has been sick for a length of  time, but fortunately not dangerously  so.  Thc manager of the B. C. Bank, Mr.  Myttpn, went to the Harrison Hot  Springs some two weeks ago to recup-  erate,and while there has suffered very  severely fr'sm a rheumatic attack.  A bad accidetit occurred on tlie  C. P. R. at English rivor near Port  Arthur on Friday by a broken rail. A  heavy passenger train became derailed ; but fortunate!} on'levelground  so the ears simply run into heavy  snow banks till they stopped of their  own accord. One man only was rilled  and he stepping from one car to another at the time of the accident, fell  under the train. His name was F,  Mardin, of Detroit. The following  were more or less injured ;  C. W. Marks, of Detroit, Mich., is  seriously injured.  Win. Moult, Toronto.  M. Soffsky, New York.  J. F.Taylor, Sr., Halifax. ���������  , J. F. Taylor, Jr., Halifax.  ,   D. Slosman, New York. ���������-..���������������������������  -H.Sexl, New York,  Martha Kelson, St. Mary's, Ont.  J. P. McKeown, Fredericton, K. B.  C. A. Dawner, Detroit..  Duncaii McLeod, River Dennis.  James Hogg, Montreal   ,'���������'   ,  James Burns, Montreal.  Hiram Slersercher, Montreal.  '" H. Howard, Jr., Windsor.  Mrs. Howard, Windsor. ��������� ;'  ; H. S. Shackford, Windsor.  J. C. Clark/Windsor.  D.Johnson, Toronto.  Thomas James, Toronto.'  E. A. Eagle, Tarn worth.  Had the accident occurred on a steep  grade or on a high elevation, the destruction of life would havebeen enormous, as the train was heavily laden  with Klondykers and others.  Ciillil'I'lilli'ljlHHI.  To tho Editor of The Ml nine Ho view:  Dkar Sir,���������I think the paragraph in  the news columns of your lust issue in  reference to the wood thieves is very  misleading, for there is no wood to be  had in, or near, Sandon for "nothing."  There are owners for it all, so it is  stealing just the same. Let those lazy  fellows buy their wood the same as  honest men have to do, starve, or go to  God. Please make the necessary correction before some poor fellow gets  in o trouble.   I am  Yours, etc.  Stop Thief.  Sandon, March 28, '98.  With all due respect to the writer of  the foregoing, we .still think there are  lots of wood and logs in thc creeks  that may be had for nothing, when the  water is low ; and standing timber at  such a low price that it is next to  nothing, certainly cheaper than the  costs of the police court.���������Ed. Review.  The Isis, oh the Lucky Jim lead, has  been sold for $4,000.  It is said a deal is on for the Hoot-  alinkwa claim al Whitewater.  The Antoine mine is shipping five  cars of ore this month, out of which,a  dividend will be p-iid.  The Enterprise mine has 600 tons of  ore at its landing on Slocan lake and  is working a force of 30 men.  A big strike is reported on the Columbia mine, near Slocan City, running  433 oz. silver and $31 in gold.  At length it is announced that Mr.  Eaton has transferred his interest in  the Whitewater mine to the English  company that had an option on it for  some time. The transfer took place  last week. S. S. Fowler is the new  manager. All told ��������� the mine has  earned $104,000 for the late owners.  The reports of rich placer ground on  the Big Salmon are confirmed and  hundred, are hurrying in there. It is  said that in richness and extent, the  Big Salmon diggings fully, equal the  Klondyke. Pans of $40 and even ������50  being recorded, while from $1.50 to S3  is quite common.   ���������un*  ARE   YOU  TO  LIYE   IN  ALASKA.  Some Requifemants that  will be Found  Indispensable.  The Cameronian.  SONGS OF THE  OLD PLANTATION.  A meeting of the stoek-holders of  this company was held at the office of  M. L. Grimmett en Friday Inst. The  stock was well represented. President  J. R. Cameron presided. Mr. Sanford  the miner in,charge presented an extensive report, which was very favorable. It went to show there was a very  large body of gold-bearing quartz in  sight, that work was progressing well,  and that all that was,'. required was  more capital to purchase the necessary  machinery to develop a well paying  gold mine. From developments inthe  cross-cut recently put in, there was a  large rich vein of quartz ��������� against the  lower wall, and stoping on this to some  extent was being prosecuted.  Voting on next year's directors followed a-:d the following were chosen :  I. R. Cameron, M. L. Grimmett, Aug.  Cameron, CM, Wilson, A.Dodds, J. F.  Foly and W. C. Davis.  These will meet to-day to select officers for the following year.  Quarterly Review Service  Sandon Ore Shipments,  The following is a list of ore shipments over the K. & S. from Sandon  for the week ending March, 24:  MINE.  . TONS   ...100    SO   ������������������   2J  .........439 5-6  The   Nashville   Students   Scoring   Successes With Their Songs and  o , .  Impersonations.  Last Sunday was Review Sunday at  the Union Sabbath school, when a very  profitable time was spent by the large  number present The reviewing of the  lessons for the quarter was interspersed with choruses by the school,  recitations of Psalms by some of the  intermediate scholars and a solo by  Mrs. McMartin. The attendance is on  the increase, and as an encouraging  report was read the superintendent  asked us to publish it, which ,we give  below,:  FIRST QUARTER,  CATCH COLD.  It's an eaijy thing to do, but it's just  as easy to get cured if you tak Kor-  Pine Syrup. Casts only 25c, at all  drug stores.  Tho fine old negro melodies and  plantation songs will never lose their  power to please and delight an audience. Ab given by the Nashville  students last evening at the Grand  thej proved .most enjoyable and enter-  tainirg. The entertainment was . one  of the best that has been here this season, and tbe singers certainly sustained  tho reputation which has made them  so famous. Tho songs were delightful  to listen to and carried the audience  back to : the old plantations of the  South "befo de wah," where these stirring melodies originated. Aside from  the chorus singing which was.admirable for it's melody, unison and harmony, the individual parts were well  taken. The "Shouting Tenor," the  "Lion Basso" and the ''Nashville'  Mocking Bird," were all that has been  claimed fer them. Miss Ellen Wat-  kins has a voice of wonderful sweetness and range, and it was shown to J  secretary's RErOUT OK  1S96;      .- ���������       .  Attendance for January  27S aver.  "  Feb'ary   16G     "  ". "  .March  Total att. for Quarter  Attendance of teachers  and officers for Jan.  ' ���������for Feb.  ���������for Mar.  220  664  37  26  26  55.6  41.5  55  51  Total for Quarter  Collections for Jan.  "Feb.  " Mar.  S9 aver. 6.9S  /.to  5.65  9.40  aver. $1.75  Total for Quarter   22.80  Verses recited in Jan. 251  " " "  Feb.   76  '��������� Mar.    99  Total for Quarter ,   426   aver. 32.87  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take LaxativeBromo Quinine Tablets.  All druggists refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  The universal article of diet in^ that  country, depended upon and indispensable, is bread or biscuit. And to make '  the bread and biscuit, either in the  camp or upon the trail, yeast cannot  be used���������it must bo baking powder ;  and the powder manufactured bj' the  processes of thcRoyal Baking Powder  company, miners and prospectors have  learned, is the only one which will  stand in that peculiar climate of cold  and dampness and raise the bread and  biscuit satisfactorily.  These facts are very important for  every one proposing to go to Alaska  and thc Yukon country to know, for  should he be persuaded.by some outfitter to take one of the cheap brands  of baking powder, it will cost just as  much to transport it, and then when  he opens it for use, after all his labor  in packing it over the long and difficult  route, he will find a solid caked mass  or a lot of spoiled powder, with no  strength and useless.,: Such a mistake  might lead to the most serious results.  Alaska is no place in which to experiment in food, or try to economize with  your stomach. For use in such a climate, and other the trying and fatiguing  conditions of : life, and labor in that  country', everything must be the .  best andmost useful, and above all it  is imperative that all food supplies  shall have perfect keeping qualities.  It is abusrd to convey over such difficult and expensive routes an article  that will deteriorate iu transit, or that  will be. found when required for use to  have lost a great part of its value.  There is no better guide to follow in  in these, matters than the advice : of  those who have gone' through similar  experience. Mr. McQuesten, who is  called "the father of "Alaska," after an  experience of years upon the trail, in  the camp, and in the use of every kind  of supply, says : "We find in Alaska  that the importance of a proper, kind  of bakiixg powder can not be overestimated. A miner with a can of bad  baking powder is almost helpless in  Alaska. We have tried all sorts, and  have been obliged to settle down to use  nothing but the Royal. It is stronger  and carries ' further, but above all  things; it is the only powder that will  endure the sevore climate changes of  the Arctic region."  It is for the same reasons that the  U. S. government in its relief expeditions, and Peary, the famous arctic  traveller, have carried the Royal Baking Powder exclusively.   .  The Royal Baking Powder will not  lose its strength either on board ship  or in damp climates, and is the most  highly concentrated and efficient of  leavening agents. Hence it is indis-  pens iblc to carry Alaskan outfits. Et  can be had of any ������f the trading companies in Alaska., but should the miner  procure his supplies before leaving, ho  should resist every attempt of the outfitter to palm off upon him any of the  other brands of baking powder, for  they will spoil and prove the cause of  great disappointment and trouble.  ; BRIGHT'S DISEASE BEATEN.    '  Mrs. John Hook, 3   Edward   Street,  St.   Thomas,   One,    writes :���������"Doan's  Kidney Pills cured my son of incipient  Bright's   Disease.     He  had   terrible  backaches and night sweiits,   and   always felt tired and worn.     His nerves  were unstrung, his sleep bad   and   ap- .  petito poor.   He 'commenced   taking  Doan's Kidney Pills and is  now   com-,  pletely cured.  ' '      '*.'������������������ .  !'���������'    '.'���������"'':,' '' ..'..���������'���������'  ���������*--���������   - ���������     .-" B '  J>. *.. 'i.'*--. M1!*-���������**"��������� !"'il -*.     '*��������� I 'T"'~'?'r""*c'"*7*"*r **J"*T**>'   "������'*~"������^r~'.-?i '���������* w~^v*'r"^'"?BT"*TT",-c^'^w'".'*r?.,"w*^'*''^r*^^T^***,'*1i~**',f*"-'t1    '"��������� **.J 'JiV*' ' .*. TT'i7������'"*"     -" A;������7ir"*'r,T-'"'r' ���������-��������� H'T  it-��������� 1 ������������������'���������**^������������������r-T'-v iJi."*.'1r'i'T,^,~;f-������'T������T*"'r"'-v~' .-tt r.-*":   ��������� ���������   -m m  2  THE MINING REVIEW.  SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.  The Mining Review  SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY APRIL 2, 189*.  Subscription $2.00 Per Year  Strictly in Advnaci:  THE,,   BLIND   LEADING    THE  BLIND.  If British  Columbia   is not,   as   a  mining country, making as much headway as some people think it ought to  be making,   the greatest  impediments  in the   way   of   its progress  are   the  representations abroad of many who  assume to speak of it with the authority of the Book.    According  to   thc  'Mining  Record,  of Victoria,   a   Mi.  Edgar P. Rathhone, whom that paper  'calls  "the well-known   mining  engineer" delivered a lecture in   the Royal  Colonial Institute,   London,   recently  to educate the people on  the progress  of mining in  this country.    The Mining   Record   says   this    "well-known  mining engineer"   was  astonished   at  the lack of knowledge   as to   the   advancement of mining   in this country,  as he found   it   was   not known   over  there   that there were   more than  the  "Hall mines" and  "possibly, perhaps,  the    Le Roi"    dividend    paying    to  the  investing  public.    And   he   took  them into his confidence, that is   this  . "well-known   mining   engineer"   did,  and assured them there were, at least,  twenty dividend payers in   West Kootenay.    As he mentioned of this twenty  but the "Fidelity, near Silverton," this  "well-known  mining   engineer"   must  have regarded that as   the foremost of  the twenty.    We believe,   the Fidelity  is a promising property ;'but it is only  justice   to   the rest of the country   to  say  that  out  of thc   possible twenty  known   to   "this   well-known  mining  engineer," it does not rank higher than  the twentieth.  From the first dawn of intelligence,  the wisdom of selecting the blind to  lead the blind was always open to  question, and it is equally so to the  present day.  Further on Mr. Rathbone  said   "it  was a drawback to mining that engineers were   not  obliged   to qualify   in  some way   in   their profession."    We  presume so, and he might have added  that "apostles of light" should be at  least compelled   to   fortify themselves  with, at the least, a   tallow candle before they set out  to show   the road to  wealth in mining toothers.    Anyone  with   the  slighest smattering of knowledge of mining in this province ought  to know that in rank after the LeRoi,  as dividend payers, come   the Payne,  the Star,    the    Reco.  the   Ruth, the  Whitewater, the Idaho, the Rambler,  the Goodenough.the Last Chance, and  several others  whose names are  familiar to .the public.    It is not to be expected that all men who are following  mining in  the .country   are thoroughly  posted on the .country's output;   but it  ss a fact that  any and all y/ho take it  iupon themselves  to advise capitalists,  where capital   is sought, on   the prospects before them, should, in the country's interest,   have an ordinary know-  Jedge   of the   subject   in hand.    It is  infinitely better that no lectures at all  should be given then   that they should  Ibe given- by unintelligent,.though sensible and interesting lecturers,' as our  confrere .caljs Mr, Rathbone.  opment, and sell good propeiiies at  moderate prices, nor is any owner  justified in asking any capitalist to put  up immense sums of money for undeveloped pioperties. The idea is to  get the owners and the capitalists to  go hand in hand in the risk. If it  turns out badly then neither patty is  badly treated; and if it turns out well,  the owner g������ts a proper price for his  property, and the capitalist is w;ll  enough paid for his investment.  It appears to us   that the eflorts  of  all interested ought to be directed   in  this channel,  to secure  a harmonizing  of both interests.    There are sharks,  and many of   tliem,   lying in wait  to  bleed   capitalists in   the  purchase  of  properties  at  extortionate   prices,   of  which nothing is known,  and   legislation should :.tep in and prevent this a<-  far as possible, >>o that investors would  have greater safety in    making  their  investments.     It may be impossible  to  prevent   fleecin-j   altogether bul    the  force of legislation   ought   to  be   directed   in red ucing  it to a minimum.  If capitalists  knew this was the   case,  they would be more disposed  to take  ordinaty mining risks, and .illinterests  would be much served thereby.  The Provincial government is going  to petition the Federal government for  tlu establishment of a mint in this  p.ovince. This is right. We have  the raw material here, its manufacture  wo-ild yield a revenue to Canada that  is .iow going to the United States, and  wo'ild employ many men besides, and  no one argument can be brought  air iinst it.  THE  CAUSE OF THE DEPRESSION.  A    great   many   are   disposed   to  attribute      the    present    dullness   of  business  in the Slocan   to   lhe   rush  of miners   from   these  parts   to   the  Yukon.    It was felt that early last fall,  miners began   to shut up their purses  and to save every cent they could for  the rush.    This has had its eflect, but  the cause  of the dullness cannot  be  traced to this alone.    This is one depressing cause,   and one that has had  its serious consequences, but there are  others  of great   gravity.    Last year.  1S97, was one of unexampled activity  and prosperity,  one  in which a   large  amount of money was spent locally in  prospecting, development and general  preparation for extensive operations.  This led to a local expenditure that is  not continued after the necessary preparations for more extended  work are  made, and the more extended work is  really begun.      In   a  word, improvements in mining conditions do not improve the spending capabilities of the  wage earners, they simply leave   them  as  they were, while the   mine owners  alone profit by the   altered condition.  If at any time,   par unit of labor,  ihe  profits to the owners  are doubled the  expenditures of the laborer remain the  same.    If, inslead of   $5.00   to   the  owner, the wxgc owner of a day,   unimproved   conditions   raises   that to  $S.00, it in  no way impioves   his expending capability���������it does that of lhe  mine owners, but unfortunately for the  Slocan,most of ihem are non-iesidents.  If all thc owners of Sandon mines, for  instance, were residents  like those of  the Raco,  increased output  would almost  invariably   be   followed   by   in-  ceased prosperity ;   but they arc not,  and- the circumstance   will always be  followed by its drawbacks.    We have,  however, very fortunately many young  properties in our neighborhood owned  largely by residents; and if, when the  foolishness of the Klondyke craze becomes more apparent, as if soon   will  he, these owners are only successful in  securing capital to develop their hold-'  LIFE'S RED STREAM.  When the blood is pure and rich,  1 c .'th and vitality arj carried to all  pa.Is ol the body. When it is impure  o. watery, thc seeds of dise-.se germinate and grow. To clear the blood cur  re it of all impurities, to make it rich  an.l health-giving there is nothing to  equal the standard blood remedy, Burdock Bluud Bitte s.  Compressed Flour.  The British admiralty and the -war  department are tasting, under various  climatic conditions, the new method for  preserving flonr. Qne objection to the  establishment of national granaries has  been the difficulty of storing grain for 1  any length of time. The grain germinates and is ruined, and to keep large  quantities in sound condition has been  pronounced impracticable. Experiments  ire being made with a system of compression into bricks by hydraulic pressure. The trials show that the Hour so  treated is not affected by damp, even  under unfavorable, conditions, and ie  free from mold. The compression destroys all forms of larval life and the  flour is thus rendered safe from tho attacks of the insects. The saving in storage is euormous, as the cubic space occupied by 100 pounds of loose Hour will  hold more than !'00 pounds of the compressed article.���������Scientific American.  . . Liu.  jili ���������.!il :\>' ���������(..Kiii.i'i ii.i're wan  Who I, .-i.. ���������..,. ... a icnvcr  Nai.ii'il rt.ili-i.iy Copeinicuo  Phiiiiinui.oii McGowor.  Ho s.iicl: "1 pun Iiruf,i.oi.t'cat*  "rtuh I'Mtim.itt's correct,  Anil when lho skies I contemplate  I knew what to expect.  Whon dark'ning clouds obscure my flight  I think perhaps, 'twill rain,  And when th-.. j.ara are shining bright  I know 'tis clear again."  And then abstructodly he scanned  Tho hoavons hour by hour.  Old Ptolemy Copernicus  Flainmarion McGowor.  ���������Carolyn 'Wells in St. Nicholas.  THAT SEDAN CHAIR  Commenting on Mr. Raithbone's  .lecture referred to above, a gentleman  in the audience said, "it would be  ���������well for investors to invest only on  -.those vvefos which they had ascertained  ������0 ofler .-satisfactory.' profits." This  ���������gentleman's idea was that the jackalls,  <ol British Columbia should become  (the providers for the lions of England.  No doubt from his standpoint, his  .contention was a shrewd one, but his;  .standpoint is as untenable as Mr.  JRathbome's lecture was unreliable.  ,In the first place it may be remarked  that the miners of this country are,not  all millionaires, and have not the capital to develop   their properties to the  condition   of safety  desired   by that  English commentator.    If they were,  they would have no need  for English  capital ��������� at all,   and would be  arrant  fools to court  it.      Jf the   miners   of  this country all "had (the pieans to develop, their  prospects  until they-became dividend-paying, like the. Fidel-.  ity (Mr. Rathbone's ideal), they could  "paddle their own canoes"without outride help,   and would be very foolish  ���������to desire assistance   for the.  prosecution of .actual mining only.    What all  CTUSt be advised of is, there is always  more or Jess risk ie rnining operations,  and the idea is jto get all interested in  the operations'to share that risk.     No  capitalist has   the   right--.to   ask   anyj  owner to assume all the risk of deyel-i1 handle pur hidden resources,  ini,s, we will a i.once feel a measure,of  prosperity unprscedented.  Another drxiyback'to this place, up  to the present; lies in the fact that  many of our mines are so far distant  fhe-'miners cannot live . in the'". town,  and as a. result have not brought their  families here to spend their earnings.'  This will be, to .1 considerable.-extent  overcome when the projected wagon!  roads of the coiiiing summer are completed. With good roads to the Reco  group, and the ' Queen ' Bess, and  branches to tbe ^smaller mines tributary, miners will be able to leave their  families in town, and come down from  the mines frequently, riding up in the  empty wagons jn the mornings. This  will have a mist beneficial influence  on the future of the place; and if. with  it, mine owners would only, as far as  possible in employing miners, employ  .inariied men,, residences would once  again be seen going up in every direction and prosperity booming with  them.  None of these conditions, .joy/eyer,  operate against the value pf.our mining;  prospects.1 It matters not whether the  owners of our properties are residents  or Cosigners, whether the local expenditures .sustain a population of  2,000 or 20jC.oo, ;,lheir wealth is un-  aflected thereby*) We believe we have  the richest mineral surroundings ii) the,  world���������those that will bring investors  the handsomest profits for their investments, and tto lily requires the fact to  be properly represented abroad to secure the necessary capital lo properly  "I repeat it," said Jacques d'Ebli-  gnao, 'with an emphasis so curious that  all turned to look at him; "it gave me  the fright of a lifetime."  "A sadan chair?"  "Yes. Listen, if you would know all  about it." And ho told us tha following  story:  "A love tale," said he, "of- the city  of Lille, of my twentieth year, aud my  pastry cook's daughter, a mere child,  but so pretty, so sweet, so adorabb" coquettish ; .moreover, so admirably skilled in all pertaining to her father's business. Nowhere else could I buy such  cake, such buns, such sugared al ._0!_'!s.  A1;.1 thc rtucks .".nd stacks of rich confections tb-t I uovouiuu each day to  prove my devotion 1  "The fire of my lovo���������which' she returned between the smiles bestowed  upon her father's oustomers ��������� alono  saved me from gastritis by consuming  tho heaviness of my stomach.  "This was the state of things, when,  one day, I chanced to find tbe pass l.cy  of 'le pore,' who spent half his time in  the wineshop across the way aud tho  other half gossiping at his door with his  equally idle neighbors.  "Determined to profit by this piece of  hick, I managed to speak a word to Vic-  toire, my littlo sweetheart, and to propose to her a visit to the theater that  evening, if she could elude the vigilance of her mother and join me unseen.  She could easily re-enter by means of  the pass key.   '..     '.'��������� ..,..,   -������������������'.���������,'  "Viotoire 'was charmed with my inspiration, and six hours after I had conceived the projeotwe had oarried it into  execution. Although it was the middle  of the winter the night was superb, a  late rising moon, but thousands of brilliant stars sbiping from every quarter  of the heavens. Viotoire trembled like  a leaf in the wind, bnfc I .was filled with'  such burning ardor that it' mounted to  my head like a drink of wine.  "We were young, you see; the theater for us a scene of enchantment, in  love with each other and more than  happy. Our hearts, like the strings of  some delicately tuned instrument, vibrated to'the slightest touch. In fact,  we forgot everything but each other and  nevus thought of moving when at last  thu final curt.tin fell until tho lam'pi'st  appwired to turu out tho lights.  "Hurrying theu to tho street, v;o  a'o^ir.d that the night had changed. Tho  stars wei',0 /guru., .the 1:1001.1 hidden 'under  acsiiopy pit, ci.cudt:, ii'1cpld,.j-.ici;e,trn.tiiif.:  rah; .Utihxuiug to iv.ll and all fcijO Jtf'fWj  cLaiiH.yp.ng with tho stars. ,  "ISio,   I,-'W'./s W'.ij;,;   puo was   left >  standing' by  the  ycc.dwM) u littlo way  beiuw us.    At  L^'-t  of ' it n fatal .idea  pepped   into my. i iv.in.    It was nol',   vet  viry-li-te, t<nd 1 bad .still so many bei.u- -  ti'Ct.l things to fay to \ ic'toire.   Why nut  get into that  chair, 1: rd'u'X'  from  'the.  cl.iily raiu, aud tul.. cverytuhig all over  uga.uj-  "The .clock At ������..._> (10VIWT was just  itrikiutr li ix.; y, 0 ;-iipt.,iiv'i iij.r.o pur ii-ov-  ablo ar,:.itia;i.^it> i..i...i.i' ,i.i.:'..".ped,'t-j l.i- <  hure, -Uti.t j.-ct-'i !_f us--wi'i'ij'' jight :i.d  thin ; so, dr;.v. ::;;j <:...;:.���������;! 'purl .ssuij; l'.i-G .  birds, in a jictr-, -wo j.v.".:;ifccd the <::if?i::g  of the Khcwei-="-Gh':'.-"i"-lly awiii'terl it,  too���������when all at'Cisco ecUicShij-jj very  f.trai.go occurred.  "Tho door of the houso near which  the .chujv zyiiH staLding ot.ci.cd noiselessly,'.as 4f liv.r.y (Ai ���������)'���������������}Vet, nud two  men- looked' '.bell;,'^.cyic-tu;.ly ,d,:.siy:';.g  ucitbf;].' j.o bo sf.cu hor iicii'd".-'   '"'' "    .'���������'  "Assured, pi f-pjituuu niid a clear  coast, theydtsceix^ed pd ihoirtrec-t, bearing ji) thpir ariiiii a h.wiyy'jurdo.j, Siisjj  at that instiiuf; th,e lueoif slid "from un--  der tha clouds, uutl.iys distinctly saw1  that (his burueu v;:.S a bt-msi, ,j,ei:i;j  .wrapped ina long cloak closely muiUcd'  about th,o -facja pud shoulders.  "This.was startling enough, butfuncy  our horror when the. bearers gf t.hifr  strange load moved straight.to the chair  where we crouched in terror, and one of  thorn already hud his hand ou the door  when Viotoire uttered a stifled shriek,  answered bjra frightful oath, and quick  pi-D AGE.  T! Ji.jiy he, when thin city of tho nine i-'ntes  hi h.rolicr, slowi. by ruinous old j:jj"i  A,-.'. 1 ji.o'uiio lixJtm nr.y ]jil>;r:i),i'.^ti  C'on.e-d'l'xioui'.'.r.g, 116 oiu< for un luu.ienee \ntitft  Ami  ::o "..right; "foraying   troops   of   bandit  ...rods'       '���������-.".    ������������������-"-���������  Kldii out 01! the bravo folly of any .quest,  j.ut weurincy.?, (i.6 r|.?!-!f-'s'_ .slijulo'w of rokt,  I~ovuiingiy upon thc cit-y.ljro'oL:.-.-.-.'   '  It niay Ijo, then, .that those remembering  Ajifl  sleepless waichurs  on   lhe  crumbling  1 <>\*. ^i';i ,  Si'.idl lose tho eotr.i.t of tlio disastrous lie..-..; 1.  f-.LiuhGod mayl :.i-(.��������� !/.<..vn tireduf ii....:oi:������,.r;,  i ���������Art".!.)' S-ynious in Aibcmeuni.  as a xTasn rue uieH lyere gone as tney  hud come, aud the door reuioficd as softly uo it hud cpeucd.  " 11.0 vi hole tiixi-g had passed so quickly that wo might have belie-,cd it some  iCxUiul vision, only doubt was not pos-  siLh���������we had _,ocn it���������both of us had  di-t;i.clJy seeu the same thing, and  \,xi'ii.i.L a sj.oken syllable wero filled  v.irh tho same blood freezing thought���������  11 1:1 ei���������u murder doubtiets eouimitted  ii> IL..,-\ ory house, irom which the mur-  d n-.s v. cro now seeking to carry away  aixd <u coiici'.il all traces of the crime  with tho vie.:;u's body.  " -ijh, let us go, let us go!' moaned  Victixiie tremblingly. 'Let us go at  oij'jt., ....t'jUi,b.    I am so frightened I'  "..,[...' "ics, 1 was willing enough, but  huv.'- ' i-or as Victoire si.oke, two men  euitii-^ . liuiii lho darkness around us���������  v.._- cji.iii 0:11 v.iy distinguish them, aa  the iixui u nail gi.uc behind n cloud again  ��������� c-.s.gl-t up tilt: chair aud were bearing  ut ;.^.. y 31:10 tho disn.al night.  v, ;.ri a predicament.    We were  e.i:..i  . What must we do? Cry out,  ti..; iiiii..i' a dnudiul scandal? Betray  \ '. t::o. ami t'iro.-.e mysidl' to tho risk  o: i..-'jivny: Lever! It was not to be  t_. \ >.t (,i! iGMi.suotlo be thought  01! Jr -.\.:_; one of ihos-is (iints wlun trust  in ii i iiiuwi'.1-" t. i! only rosouicc, hopiujs  '.r! c<jn:.UxUco to propitiate her  Li. or.  "J. uihap.i this wag our case; purhaps,  ,nd 1 run i.-K'hi.ul ro   think   tliol.tii"  vr? were both mi iiig:.'t:.-.c(l ibul wu I:  u ; !.ii- the strength  nor i!jo cunnigr- ���������  e iLiiipt niiytbing.   Viotoire bad unci  sci, n.sly thrown   herself   into my i:vr  liir wrr.n breath fiiiiiiud my cheek.   J  littlo huiitl 1>i id fast toniinc.   Ho mat,  v."!i::l ihri'.-iluncd  u.", it wus  .-unjciiii.  at ha^t, to have i_':;iiicd this liapjiiii'  \sc v.unld dio together, hor l..ht sigh <>  my lips.  "i'lir th.esn  mon���������wo were nive of i  ���������NMieaccoiiipIitcs of lho lirsl two, m  by  11   previous  iirriiugciiii.nt   they   h.t'  be.;! (>i:t;::gud   for   thu  carrying oir ai"  ci i:i-iilii ������ of Ihf i\ad body.    Dceriw  by our "join! we-igld, thoy believed t!.'  h;.d it. and wo, in.led of tbo murdui'  viiiini,   were   ln.rryiug  away thror;  the f,hadov.-y glixm.  "True, to w c    trc, but   where   mr  wo hurrying?   \V.ii re wero wo hi'isdiu:  OK tl;o men trolled on wirh swift, uini'  ing steps, ut times almost a run?   Whai  were ihiy going   to   do with   us���������their  sinister burden?  "Presently we saw that we were  pi.fi.iiig cue ot the cityciifts lending  into lho dii-raut (or.ntiy. A^!'.i!i 1 \' as  tempted to cry out, to ettll to 1..0 ceuii-  ne!. but fear for Vie loirc dt tcirotl me,  Viulcirc. whore not her hi'iei-rd her  slumbering i-.v..i.t.y under her link  white curtains  "What should I do? What could t  do? I was nearly di.\::u! fed.  "By this   tin-c wu wero  ' kr.t of  the  snhurLs. but si-ii twepr onv. ;._d.    Another lightening of  the sky. aiidlr.iv  ahead of us :i {.:���������.;.i;.:.g slut of watt:  the   river   DcuJe     I   k:iow  it  v;eii���������i  flc(p,    ruirl'l. sij.mu,   tlit;   ruiiuir-.   c  whose current wc. oven now coi.hi i. :;.  " (Judouliter.;,,- I!:.. wr: t -lu-s were g<  iug to llii.g r.������ i::' 1 this.". (xl:iu;; vort-.::  '���������This fimo L ���������.���������c.uld   h.ive   ci.ed r\:\  but VI. it.iie. ;:::.t! ^.'ilh fiiyht, eli;i-'_: so  ti;_M!j- tu   my u'.c):, chupi::g   i:.c \. it.i  such force   thai  myvoita  diid   iu   my  tbicrst, my eyes  closed aud tha cry v:  eliauuh d.  * + '"'  "now !r:i:;   a   time   elui:sed I r~"<:  know.  I vius l'1'..uf.'it b:ick to censfi' 1  uc-s by tho  cki.ir : rriking tbo grout d  They had sot it  down ]irepa:::fo:',y !-.i-  yes, but where, v, liero?    Decideriy j.t'.  in tho river.  It was a rcom, on il.e c<ju  trary, tho   dirty, ; rimy  uliambtr  oi   :  low   country wineshop, wh-ro a iv.-.vt.  ofroi.f.h,   cci.rse  ir.cn   were   chJrl..:.^-.  s\V!.::ii:ig   a:id   rolling   a! out   u   l'it   0  boxes, barrels  cud   pack.tgcs, li'.o ir.e:  ch;iL!(!i-o.  "'.Mine. .7ervr:=:\ l'_..i:e. J.:".'aif.r'  they shouted in ('irrr.s, usou.-' ....:  Bet us down. 'I...,o you b.'ougot, \  lilme. Jcr\ .::���������;������:'  " '. :.e i.s here," the b<���������urs 1. ulicd.  ," "hi work; to wo.k, then !   Wo huv '  no tii-'io to lose.' :    ' .  "And thu chair door.wos thrown cpv  "But scarcely had they caught si. I.  of Victoire nud me, croncbiiig half de::-.\  in the bottom of the chair, when av.ii"  staiupcde, took  place, a. belter  skeUt".  rush for  the outside. . The lights werr .  extinguished, the thud of feet was hciril  pounding away into tho L>:._;bt, and ihei:  a deep,''-bloodcurdling stillness. >-  "We were alone iii bhtek darkuess.  "Luckily I.had noticed  tho directin-,i ,  of  the   door.    To leap from   tho chair,  seize'Yictoire's hand aud make my w::';  to it was tho work 'of a  second.   Th-."  clouds  had not deepened, .tho rein . hiu.  ceased, aud by the  puresp  miracle  we  found tho road   back  to  tho  city,    13;'  daylight we were safe.ut home.  "A fortnight Inter perhnps au nrtici  in a morning paper gave ine the  key I  the mystery, of   that hideous . n:;:ht  i;>  which we (Victoiro and I) had ljpeu   so  straugely   involved.   The    article   announced tho capture by tho. police  of   n  band   of  smugglers who had   installed  themselves in an old, abandoned wineshop in the outskirts of Lille���������a'roguhiv  magazine, as it  turned   out, of  contr;  band goods, which they had   .smuggle.  In  and'out of   the. city by menus of   ;  manikin representing a sick old woman'  partly paralyzed, and which, inufikd i:  wraps nnd placed .in a sedan chair, thc;  carried   back   and forth under lho ver  nose  of   the   !:eiu.iii:n>es 'without  "the  slightest fear of detection.   '  ">'An invalid ordered by the doctoi  to fake tho steam btilhs,' they told tin.  officers of tho law, 'by uuuio AIuio. Jei -  vaise.' ������������������''''.  "���������������������������'.Mine.   Jcrvnise!'   Tho  name  told  me all nud   oxphiincd   cverytliing  thai  hitherto had seemed mysterinus and in  explicable iu .our  uutli'iight* 'adveniuri  Happily for us pur  no:. arual   escapad  iuit)   iifiver l..r.i;.n,.suspeet!:d, and Victoir  and, I  esciiijcd. a i-uiiuupng lo nppear n  witnesses   before   the   court of  jisf-.i/es  All   th'! snjpo frfun that dny to ,this th:,  thought of'a ijcdiui-cbuir !���������'.,'���������:;.;' i.uy K'-r,' ���������  fie.'.h    down   .tl.'ii    sj-iiso. '������������������From   tlu  French in ( inciwiifiti Liit.uirer.  Every woman wears  a crown who is the  mother of a healthy  baby. The mother of  a puny, sickly, peevish baby bears a  cross. It rests with  every woman to decide for herself which  kind of a mother she  will be.  The woman who  takes the right  care of herself  during the months  preceding- maternity may rest  content in the assurance that her  b:iby will be a  strong, healthy,  h.ippy one. The  woman who suffers from disor-  "]ders of the distinctly feminine  organism during this critical period, and  fails to resort to the ii^ht remedy, is pretty  sure to have a puny, peevi.li, sickly baby,  born into the world with the seeds of weakness and disease already implanted in its  little body. Dr. Pieice's Favorite Prescription is the best of all medicines for  prospective mothers. It imparts health,  strength, vigor, and elasticity to the deli  cate and important oigaus that bear the  brunt of motheihood. It prepares a woman for the time of ti ial and danger. It  strengthens and invigoiLite-, nnd insurestht  perfect well-being and absolute health of  both niolhci and child. It does away with  the squeamishness of the interesting period. It makes sure an ample supply of  nouiishment for the little new-comer. It  transforms weak, sickly, nervous and despondent invalids inlo healthy, happy  wives and motheis. Thousands of homes  to which babie.- once came to stay but for a  brief day aud then die, now bless this wonderful medicine for the gift of happy,  healthful babies.  The dealer who tries to persuade you to  take some other medicine, than that you  ask for ill-nils vour intelligence.  " riic best tlticttirs in K iii-as City told mc that  unless I went to tlie l.o-;-ii.il and had an opera  tion pfifonut'il'I could nut Ibe," wiites Mi"  Iliouhic Oa'.lowav, ol Wil.lfr. Johnson Co'  Kims. "I had u'lreiatiu:i .mil weakness, and  each month 1 would gel down in !>ed and siiffei  seveielv for twenty-foiu hours. lroiir bottles of  your ' l'nvoiilc 1'ie-erinlioii' cured mc."  For constipation���������Dr. Pierce's Pellets.  t:  r  e  ew  ovels  Can't help but come to the surface  in the form of Ulcers, Sores, Boils,  Pimples and Rashes of one kind and  another. Especially is this so in the  SPRING. At this time of the year  the Blood needs purifying, the System needs cleansing. Nothing will  do it with such perfect success u  Jessie Johnston Rockwood, Ont,  writes :  " I had boils very bad and a friend ad-  "sed me to try Burdock Blood Bitters,  so I got a bottle. The effect was wonderful���������the boils began to disappear, and  before the bottle was done I u-.is totally  cured. As an effectual and rapid cure  for Impure Blood B. B. B. cannot be  eaualled."  The latest Magazines arrive daily-  Wall   Papers���������the  latest   designs���������thf  only complete stock in the city.  .Stationery in every style and quality.  HE/xDaU/lRTERS  A' FORTUNE.  ]n the event ofa  stroke, of good  fortune you can   '  win  500O,000_fll..ii-|;8.  The payment of  tbe prizes Is guaranteed by.Govit.  1hL drawing': -  June 16th.  You are invitod.to participate  in the  chancesof winning-  In ,tho Ki'tind drawings of prizes 'guaranteed by tbe Slate ol Hamburg  In which  II MILLIONS 349,325 MARKS  '     surely have to be won,  ""'  In tho course of Three.Advantageous Drawings, .which contain  according to ihcProtspoctus only 11S.O0O  tickets, tbe following Prizes will be  (ortlieemint, viz:  Tbe Highest Piuzk will baeyenl.  500.000 MARKS.  Premium of 300,000 Marks  1 Prize  of 200,000 Marks '  1 Prize   of 100,000 Marks    '  2 Prizes of  75,000 Marks  '' ���������     1 Prize  of   70,0C0 Marks ���������:'  1 Prize of  65,000 Marks   ...  ���������   . . 1 Prize of   60,000 Marks  1 Prize of   55,000 Marks  .   .  ���������.   2 Prizes'of   50,000 Marks  1 Prize   of  40,000 Marks  ���������*'���������    1 Prize   of  30,000 Marks  % Prizes of  20,000 Marks  26 Prizes of   3-0,000 Marks  56 Prizes of    5,000 Marks  106 Prizes of    3,000 Marks  206 Prizes of    2,000 Marks  812 Prizes of    1,000 Marks  1518 Prizes of       400 Marks  40 Prizes of       300 Marks  ��������� 140 Prizes of '    200 Marks  36952 Prizes of       155 Marks'  9959 Prizes ofl34,104,100  IVIarlcs  _    9351 Prizes of 78,45,21 Marks  in all 59,ISO prizes which must be  surely won in 7 drawings .'within  the spneo of a few nioriths.  The hichest prize of 1st (Iraw-  intr fti������.rfi���������t.rto Murk 50,000, in-  oronsn iii 2nd drawihtf' to Mark  55,000 in 3rd Mark 60,000, in 4th  Mn'rk 65,000, in r.'t.h Murk 70.000,  in 6th Mark 75,000, in 7th Mark  200.000, Mid l.opothor with the  premium of Murk 300,000. in the  most fortunate cnne to Mark  500.000.  Tlie tifilci.-il cost   for p.irtlc.p-ultm In   tlio first two  dr.iwin^s ninaimtstu .  ������ollar 4.50 for, a full ticlict.   .  Dollar 2.25 for balf'n ticlict.  BoUar XAiyi'or onc-squortcrof a tCcftct.  Jl.'ilf re.s|'������, .���������ii'irtt.r' ti^kift's wifl ctifltle' to onc-linlf  n;sp. rnu.-qti'trternf the .iiimiint, won by the rc^pc'ctK'e  tHUht'ur, .iMincd mi ihe'ticket.  Tin-stake-; for participation in thc following drawings  ��������� ns u-l'H ns ido oxact t-rizc-t.'tlilu, nru tmlicntccj in thu  OIMMCIvVI. l'UOSI'l-CTUS, which I semi mi ������!c-  jnajjd j;rails iii advancr;. The. prospectus is also sent  Kratis. with every nnJor. After the drawing t shall  forward to every tickf;i<lmlder the official list of the  winning nmnlxCrs. '" "   "    '"  "  ��������� ,"  '" " '  The payment apd forwarding  of the amounts won  to those concerned will have my special anil prompt  attention, nnd with the most absolute socrecy,  JtSf'Rpiiiitiaiicc of money can be made by American  ' Jiiink-iiotcs by registered letter or I'ostnflice. Orders.  ���������Siii.tll ajftouitts ran also he sent by postage* stamjis.  ���������<nj/" I'lii'JiCcoiiiii of thi; approaching drawing ol  the nrizt.*!; pleaf-uA'ddres*. lilt; orders iiiiitK-dja'jjly il) .*)1|  confidence direct to ���������  ,     .'.,  '        ' .''.'   '  ���������.Samuel Hecks* Senr.,  Banker,   Hamburg, prcrmany.  The Best Blank Books for all purpose  Small Wares to no end.  Sporting Goods for all.  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V.-.. ���������   . *.-��������� .- ���������������������������'.. ..��������������������������� *.i .���������?;" .v - .- ���������    ,.i*-���������*. ���������>   .-���������i,"',l SATURDAY. APRIL 2, 1898.  TEE MINING REVIEW.  3  As Taken Erom the Provincial Mineralogist's Report for the  Past Year.  During the past year this Division  was sub-divided into three recording  divisions, but in this report tlie terri)  '"Slocan" will refer to the territory  ���������within the old boundaries. Unwitting-  Jy, in Bulletin No. 3, several mines as  lhe "Whitewater," '-Washington,"Northern Belle," etc., were spoken of as  being in the Slocan, instead of in the  Ainsworth Division.  The average market values at New  York have been til ken, for silver for  189G, 67 eenls, and for 1897. 5U.8 cents  per ounce. For lead for 1890, ������2.98 per  100 lbs., for 1897, $3.58.  The actual amount paid in dividends |  cannot be stated, as some of the mines  never make profits public, such as the  now famous "Payne," but it is known  that the total amount is at least $1.-  800,000. of which 8900,000 were paid in  1897. The following mines have stated  publicly their dividends,���������"Slocan  Star," >-400.000; "Eeco," $287,500;  "Idaho," $220,000; '���������Rambler-Cariboo."  5H0.000; "Goodenough," $32,500; "Last  Chance," .?37,000.  ~In the autumn of 1S9G and thc winter  of 1897, the silver mines of the Slocan  attracted unusual attention, as the  great money making possibilities of  very high-grade silver-lead veins became apparent. A real boom was in  Augurated. the different towns built  up rapidly as funny people crowded in,  but in July the sudden drop in the  price of silver checked all speculation  and the boom was over.  The increased out-put of the Slocan  for 1897 speaks for itself, while the  record of some of its mines during tho  year attracts much attention. One  significant feature during the year hns  been that despite t).e fact that gold is  the favorite and silver lias fewer  friends, several of the larger and developed properties have passed under  the control of British capital, and  others an being examined with a yiew  to purchase, the fact being realize;!  that this high-grade Slocan silver-lead  ore i������ exceedingly profitable, and yielding J,apdsome dividends.  JSTo new properties attained special  prominence durine, the) year, but several of the older claims forged ahead  and became heavy shippers,such as the  "Payne," "Ruth," "Reco" and "Whitewater," and several, such as the "Quee..  Bess," "Charleston," "Ivanhoe," "Last  pfianpe," etc., are reported to have  good ore chutes now in sight, but no  mines were visited by the writer during the past season. First, but small  shipments were made from quite a  number of new claims, development  work ia progressing in many places,  and remembering how every good  property in the Slocan had very insignificant surface prospects, It is impossible to tell when a good ore-chute  of this high-grade ore may be struck,  and a mine hitherto little known suddenly springs into prominence.  Many prospectors and i.YJners aro  preparing to join the great rush northward to the gold fields", and their unusual economy is br jng felt ip all the  rowns, but thisj heg-jra "will jipt be an  u_nrpi_5.e.l evil' as the prices asked for  prospects are already falling rapidly,  ancl in all probability in gpite of  quieter times, more and better development work will be done, as it will be  done, as will be found that many if not  moro purchasers will/be now in search  of good properties. ;  Since last report the C. P. R.' has  ,built and opened, its brand) line from  Slocan City to Slocan Crossing on the  Nelson and"R6baon line, and a large  new steamer runs tWiCe cLiily irom  SlpcaniCity to "Roseberry, :where it connects with t|}������ I^akusp and Sand op  jiranch. The K. and S. B. is considering the extension of this line northward from Kagfo and the Pnnoan  river, to open up that large section of  country.  Little or no reduction in freight and  treatment charges has been obtained,  ^the charges running from $20.50 o $22  . per ton.' The American smelters aro  eager to get this ore and thos.; to the  .south, as in Colorado, charge $1.50  to S3 per ton smelting charges on the  net.weight (i. e. lege moisture) and $19  a gross ton |:or freight. This is a fiat  rn-te, that ia, no account is taken of  silica or irpii contents, only excess of  ssinc or over 10 per cent., and, in some  contracts 12 per cent., being paid for  at fifty cents per unit. Of course the  smelters of shorter haul, as on Puget  Sound, charge higher smelting rates to  make up the diflurence in lower  freights.  Sflver is pajd for at New York price  at time of se'itl'ejrient for 95 per ' cent,  of assay value, and lead also up to 90  per cept. of assay value.--  The c|qty js J.5 cent's on every pound  of lead in the ore as expected, to 'the  United States, although the smoker  only pays the miner for ninety per  cent. The ore is shipped in bond lo  the smelter, whore the mrii pay the  duty, after sampling, to the United  States Government out of the value of  |;he ore. or else they retain this duty  charge, and ship' refined lead to Europe  when the prices there, always lower  tlipp in the United State?, are such as  toadrpit of a margin of profit by adding the amount of the duty to their  selling price.   Hence the   mine-owner  always pays this duty charge on lead.  The Province levies a tax of 1 per  cent, on the value of the ore after deducting freight and treatment charges.  Hence the average ore for 1897 yield-;  ing 108.5 ozs silver and -15.7 per cent-  lead, nt the average prices for 3887,  would be worth ft'J7.70 per ton, from  which have to be deducted :  Freight and treatment  $22.00  Duty on lead (100 oer cent.)     15.25  Government tax..'  75  ATTENTION TRAVELLING PUBLIC.  $38.00  Besides the cost of mining, sacking  and transport to point of shipment, so  that the net value or profit on average  Slocan ore will be a >out 1,50 to $55 per  ton.  Sampling works are running at  Kaslo, and it is proposed to put such a  plant at Roseberry for ores going out  ���������on the O. P. R. Nearly all the larger  mines ship direct to the smelter, some  .sending alternative lots to different  smelters, lho price of sampling is  ���������31.50 per ton, and tho sampler is prepared to buy the ore outright after  sampler.  Transportation.���������Thc ore is shipped  in sacks to the cars, and at Five Mile  Point, when loading from tlie steamer  to the N. & F. S. R. It., the sacks are  emptied, th������. ore going in bulk, so that  Ihe mine-holder gets far nwre use for  his sacks. Facilities for the shipment  of ore are constantly improving, but  thc r.iilro.ds and boat lines prevent  reduction in charges.  Leave Sandon for all Coast and .Sound  points at 7.45 a.m. daily,  arrive Vancouver 13 o'clock next day.  arrive Seattle 17 35 o'clock next day.  arrive Nelson 22.30 o'clock same day,  arrive Trail 22 o'clock same day.  arrive Rossland 23.30 o'clock same day.  Ilmmediate. connection made at  junction points, no delay ; quick service and'superb acquitment are few of  the many advantages offered by this  lino.  DAILY STAGE  FROM THREE FORKS TO CODY.  Morning���������leaving   Threo f'"orks ;i t 8  o'clock.  A fiernoon���������loaves Cody at 11 o'clock.  Leaves Threo Forks at 1 o'clock.  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These watches are Rolid 14-cnrat  gold, and our usual list price for  thorn here in England is ������5 (Sv.5)  eacli, but to introduce our enormous Catalogue, wc will send you  this watch free if you take advantage of our marvellous offer. Jf  'you ������������������vant one, write ua without  del iy, With your letter send us  50 centB International Money  Order, for wnlch we will send you  a solid silver brooch,worth 51, ind  our offer. After you receive the  beautiful watch, we shall expect  you to show it to your friends,  and call their attention to this  advertisement, This watch is  sent free-on registered post on  your complying with our advertisement and our offer, and is warranted for five ycari,.    APPBESS���������  WATCHMAKERS' ALLIANCE  <fe ERNEST GOODE'S STORES,  Ltd., 18-i Oxford St.^ondon, Eng.  Honey returned If not more than  satisfied.  UNSOI-TCTTEP TESTIMONIAL.  15 Princes St., Birmingham, Eng.  >'f thank you very much lor thu  beautiful watch you sent me free ef  charge. I havo tested it for nine  months and it never varies ono half-a-  mlnute from one week's end to another."���������k, -yyiLKs.  "To give away a Gold Watch worth  $25 is certainly a splendid advertise-  nient.butnstheWatclimakcrs* Alliance  is the largest firm of watchmakers In  England.they can affordit."���������EditorX.  Be sure and address your letter, 184,  Oxford Stbket, London, E^olaspd. .. ,  Ts the fast and superior service route-to all  Kastoi-n and European points to the Pacific Coast, to the rich and active GoldQelds  of Klondyke and tho Yukon.  I.aKgagochecked lo destination and through  tickets Issued.  Now Tourist Car Service daily to St. Paul.  Rally except Tuesday to Eastern, Canadian  and U. S. pointf.  .Service fo Japan, China and Australia points  monthly via Vancouver.  Magnificent Sleeping and Pining Oars on al]  trains.  Train leaves jjnmton dally at 7.-15.  Train arrives Saiulondaiiy at 1G.55.  Flooring, Siding-, Ceiling, Mouldings,  Laths, Shingles, Doors and Windows,  Glass. Store and Office Fixtures.  It <is at Rosebery where the beautiful  Slocan steamer ties up over night and  where the employees can bring their families.  Ascertain present reduced rates and full information by addressing nearest local agent  A. C. Jr<-AI,'|'HTJR, Agent, .Sandon  W. F. Andorson.Trnv. Pass. Agt.,.\TcIson  K. J. Coylo, Dial. p���������s.,. Agt., Vancouver.  BE  'UtfE   YOpR   TICKET  READS  VIA O. P. R.  O. J. McLachlan.  ose oery  FACTORY AND YARD NEXT TO ELECTRIC POWER-HOUSE,      SANDON.  Kaslo and Slocan  Railway,  TINE  CARD.  Leave S.00a.in.         Kaslo      Arrive 8.50 p.m.  ������.3B   ���������'       South Folk       "      3.15 ���������������  "      0.30   "           Spoules         "      2.15 "  '���������      !).5I   "       WhUuu-alor       '      2.00 "  "     10.03   "        Bear Lake       "      1.48 "  "     10.18   "        McGuigan       '"','  1.8S "  .. ".   10.3S   "   Cody Junction   "      1.12 "  ArrIveIO.50   "          Sandon      Leave 1.00 "  Subject to change without notice.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Timo. .  ������"5, Jjs.   Jf.   J$.  ROBERT IRVING,  Q, F.4P. A.  GEO. F. CPPELAND,  Superintendent.  _Eor;cheap Railroad and Steamship  Tickets to and from all points, apply to  S. Campbell, Agent, Sandon, B. C.  PAIN IN THE HEART.  Too  to  serious a condition  neglect.  A Gruelph harness maker tells  how he was cured  Mr. Wm. Dyson, the -well known Baddler  ���������nd harnoss makef of Guelph, Oi'it..,''"makes  tbo following statement:   "I honrtily re-  Use a first-el ass line In travelling between  aiinneapoliK, St. Paul and Chicago, and ttje  principal towns in Central Wlsconsl^.  Pullman Palaao Stooping and Chair Cars  in sorvice.  The Din Ing Cars aro operated in the interest  of! Is patrons, tho most elegant, service ever  Inaugurated.   Jfenls are served a Ia Carte.  To obtain' first-class servlee vour ticket  should read via. '  THE WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES  Direct connection at Chicago ann Slllwau-  koo for Eastern points.  For lull Information call on your nearest  ticket agent, or write  Jas. 1'oni>, or Jas. A. Clock,  Gen. Pas. 'Agt., Cjouoral Agent.'    .  Mihvswkoo, Wis. ..'    2lrt Stark St.,  1 - i 'Portland, Ur.  *  4*  Jf.  J$.  j$. &  4  4  4*r  lots were put on the market June 28th and  are selling fast. You cannot afford to wait  if you want a lot.    They are going up. .  Men are grading and clearing the town-  site, and several buildings are about to be  erected.  ���������*  ���������"���������������������  '*  "���������   ',*  We have every ^  facility for ������������������������������*  turning out the Jn  best Mining awd^i  Commercial ^  Work that can    ^  be executed.      ^  is designed to be the distributing centre for  the .Slocan. ..  ery  oommend Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills  to anyone suffering from nervousness and  heart _ trouble.'. They are a .splendid  jnedioine for such complaints. "Por a long  time Iwas afT'oted with nervousness and  pain in mv heart, whioh was especially  severe at night, often destroying my rest.  These pills cured ma and invigorated my  nervous system which is now strong and  healthy. They restored restful sleep besides!  removing the distressing heart' pairif^whiclt  formerly"-gave fin'e 'Bo'muoh' "anxiety and  ^rouble."  ��������� ..'"'���������  "VTilburn'B Heart and Nerve Pills PO ots.  a box 3 for 51.25, sold by druggists or sent  by mail, T. Milburn & Co., Toronto,'Ont.  \' ��������� ���������  Laxa-Live? Pills sure Constipation.  SO  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  4f  will become the great Concentrating City of  the Slocan, having abundance of water and  being easy of access to the mining centre.  Watch this,  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &o.  tibiisBtrlctlyconfldontlal. Himdbookon Patents  aentfroo. Oldest npency for. securing patents. '  Pntonts taken thrpuuh Munn & Co. receive  tpecial notice, without cliiirge.'in thq  A handsomely il'ustratnil weoklv, I.arcoat circulation of any sdlentlflo loiirnnl. Terms, f3 a  year; four months, $1. Sola by all newsdealors.  MUNN &Co.36,Broadw^ New York  Branch Offlca, 626 F St., Washington, D. C.  Review. *f.  Orderis taken for Printing  at  Cliffe's  Bokat, re  will receive prompt  attention.  ^6^p������3|������*<i3|������a v^i������^������������^������5t  Terms���������One-half cash -balance three and  six; months.    For full particulars apply to  General Agent*  II'-  ��������� .';��������� ,.'--r-.>������������������" Vii-i;.:^il^..yK':*.V-*������'t.^^.-������^..-,V'":-"V*'.v.'fr ������������������.���������V\.������������������C;^'.'vi.<���������C���������^'^������������������r:���������^.r.���������J;f^'-'1^���������.:v'.^���������N���������!^^���������'^^^,^^^^^^ '.\-'(\:-^V\f1^K ?v>' <S 4:  THE MINING REVIEW.  SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.  MOUNTAIN   ECHOES.  Next Friday being a legal holiday  we wili print "Thursday evening.  The price of copper is going up  rapidly in the English markets.  Ymir has a population of 1,000 and a  monthly p.iy roll of over ������20,000.  The Whitewater mine is removing  its hrad office from Kaslo to Kelson.  The Kaslo Board of Trade favors the  Corbin road into the Boundary country.  Win. Perdue, of Kaalo, is back from  the Klondyke, and says he has enough  of it.  "The Rossland people "are t.ying Lu  divert the Crow's Nest railway from  Nelson.  Why is a handfcleigh on she trails  like time and tide? Bccau.se it waits  for no man.  Roman Catholic and Church of England prayers and hymnals in great variety atCliil'e's bookstore.  It is expected that the government  will spend -.100,001) in West Kootenny  during the present year for wagon  roads, trails, public buildings, etc.  - Thc Payne people arc finding l."lti;r  and larger (piantitit-s of ore in their  lower tunnel than in their higherone.-.  This is the historv ol all Slocan minis.  Snow  glasses   in  !ilife's Bfidkflore.  great,   variety   at  The Payne  over the C. V.  lipped 00 tons  the. i.iisi week.  The Chief of  Police  man to pay him  doc  says thc fir ���������"I  tax's <w;is Mr.  Melvin/wiitp owns five of the caiiiin.v  Ten dollars up at once for dogs is no  small item.  Bad snow sto.ms in Montana and  other .states, and in the territories n..:u  Moose .law have completely demoralised traffic on the railways for the  past week or more.   ,  Unusual activity is noted now at  both ends of Kootenay lake���������at the  south end from railway building and  at thc upper end from coinmei cmg  the Lardo-Diinvan improvements.  Work lias been stopped on some ul  the smaller mines' including the Ajax  for the past two or three weeks and  may remain suspended a couple ol  weeks more to allow all the snow  slides to roll by.  An editor in Kansas nsks for the lowest tenders to supply him with a sack  of flour, one pair of pants and a hut.  He says that is the way merchants do  business with him when they want a  dollar's worth of job printing.  A fire in one of Mr. Lovatt's houses  culled out the Brigade on Satuday ; but.  as a spectator put it, the Ladies'Aid  Society had it out before the firemen  reached the scene. Tne ladies were  quite an aid to the squire in that emergency.  Charleton's Sunday Observance bill  has been killed at Ottawa, and very  properly so. Charlcton is a crank' and  what right a crank has to force the  whole of Canada to do us he says, even  on Sunday, is what many would li'-e  to know.  A large number of Nova Scotia  miners have come to the city during  the last few days . If they only have  a little money to take up claims of  their owri.and prosecute work on their  own account they cannot miss at least  reasonable success. .  Mr. Harris was up to; the Reco on  Wednesday- and: came down on a  "flyer." He says Fo. 6 tunnel is looking especiallv well, and that the ore in  sight is 100 per cent, better, than any  before'found, in it. which means it is  the best the earth can produce.  Mr. A. M. Beattie, townsite agent.  Roseberv was a caller at The Review  office, Wednesday. He speaks very  hopefully of that town, and says this  spring there will be a great many people locate there. At present the snow  is all off and the ground very dry.  ���������  Charitably disposed people of the  city.subscribed liberally the other day.  on a list presented by Chief Doplan, to  assist a,man named Quinn who lies in  a dangerous condition in a shanty on.  the Three Forks road, When found,  he was very sick and entirely desti-.  tute.      ; '.���������..���������'���������., .'  A miner named Kelly, who had been  working at the Noble Five, died at th.  Balmoral hotel hero of pneumonia on  Tuesday. While at work he contracted  the disease, and was brought down on  a rawhide ; but was past medical skill  when he reached here and died shortly  after. <He at one time belonged to  Kaslo where his body was taken for  interment..  Mr. Harris has engaged Mr. Mac-  donald, of Trail, a hotel man of very  wide experience to manage the. .new  Reco, which will be completely over  hauled and refitted in. a very few days.  The workmen on the refitting' and renovating are. winding-up as rapidly as  possible, and will leave the institution  the best to be had in the country when  . they all moye out.  The Reco people have bought th-  right of way of lower or .No. 8 tunnel  of the'Goodenough mine, which we believe, in mining parlance means a hall'  interest and includes management.  There are now 10 men at work, and w-  may expect to hear of the past record  of this mine, which was always good,  being excelled in'thc future. Everything is looking well for a prosperous  season.  Tho City Council had a special mi et*  ing Wednesday, at which they engaged  Mr. Riblctt���������motion, of Broddy and  Switzer���������to make surveys, etc., of the  projected improvements on Cody and  Carpenter creeks. The Finance com.  reported they had .arranged with a private party for considerable lunch to  meet expenses of repairs on the creeks.  Motion of Hunter and Mighton tho  Com. on Public Works were instructed  to make preliminary arrangements for  the improvement of the creeks.  ; This is ihe gentlemanly language  employed by the Kuskanook Searchlight in announcing marriages: A  gallant knight by the name of Alia.,,  swooped down on our city Isst week  and carried off one of our blushing  young maids. He took her to  Nelson where thev   will   be   married.  The young lady, Miss- , has   been  a resident here for a month. _ She will  be greatly missed at our: social   hops,  . at which she always took a prominent,  part. Several of our local heart  crushers were trreatly surprised when  they heard about it, as they have been  laboring under the delusion that every  heifer on this ranch was corralled.  A line lot of new ingrain  wallpaper  at Cliffe's bookstore.     A new stock, of  the best patterns to choo&e fr'im.  A cut at Hunter Bros, had a peculiar  adventure o: its own the other niuht.  While prowling upstairs he fell down  between the rustic and the inside  sheeting. While there the | ensive  visitor made use of some very appealing petitions until liberated a Jew  hours after liy out ing a hole in inside.  Thoin.'ii. will luir-iJy try that over.ig.iin.  Some of the coast papers are bow1-  ing becnu.se Iho Senate del'eated the  Yukon Railway Bill, and deel-ire it is  detrimental to the trade of the province. .No doubt it dampens the boom  of trade in the -.oast cities but it  would take, a seer to say what other  trade it ha.= injured It would have  been millions iu thc pro incial tre..*-  ury from Kootenay revenues, and millions to the counlry in other respects  if there iifV. r bad been a Yukon, to  say nothing of a Yukon railway Bill.  The speciil service* h.iye been c ir  ried on with good results this week.  Kev Powell, Now Denver, was present  Tuesday and Wednesday evening, gi-  ing two profitable ddrrssit* riervie-.s  next week excepting Saturday even'in;  and pos.sildy Monday, when it is expected that Adjt. Hay, of the Solvation  Army, will hold lorth with in ude  lantern, siibji et "Or inge Harriet"���������a  lunching story of the Army slum  work, in the interest of thai work.  Further announcement from the pulpit Sunday.  This is what (he Finaneial Bulletin,  published in London, England, has- to  say ol Mr. Melnto-h'.s puirh.iM'S in 1 lie  Kossland section : "We lean, from Ottawa thut xMr. Mackintosh, the reside nt  director, left'for England last Wcdneb-  elay. We trust thai., in the interest ol  the shareholde rs, hois bringing with  him sonic more important prnpcrlie .-  thflii those we mentioned in our l.isi  week's issue as having been ncquiri.il.  It is to no hoped thai now the resident  director is about to join his colleagues  iu Austin Friars wo shall not be 'ong  before, seeing the Jong-promised e-ir-  cular.  PERSONAL   MENTION.  (Jr. Bolichcr, conductor on thc K. &:  S. has gone to Dakota for a long licit.  .Mr. M. L. Grimmett went to Nelson  Tuesday to attend County Court now  in session there.  Mr. Geo Lloyd, ex-policeman, and  family have taken up their residence  in Slocan City, permanently.  J. C.Eaton, lato o.' tho Whitewater,  has gone on a visit to the Southern  States but will soon be back to the  Slocan again.  CHURCH    NOTES.  Methodist, Rev. A M. Sanford, A.B.,  pastor.���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. The  pastor-will-preach in the -morning on  "The generous Christian," and in the  evening on "The life of a great statesman.": .' Every bod}' welr-'pine.  The Rev. Mr. Yates, will hold English Church services ii. i-'pencer's hall  on Sunday evening next at the regular  hour.,., . - .-��������� :  ��������� Presbyterian.��������� Rev. J. Cleliand will  preach as usual in the, Virginia hall,  to-morrow at 11 a.ni. and 7.30 p.m.  Union .Sabbath School at 2.30'p.m. in  the Methodist church.  The Beak at New Denver,  Stipendiary -Magistrate Lilly held  court .'it New Denver., on Tuesday, at  which ho. committed J. A. McDonald  and Duke Walk r, two residents, for  trial for breaking into Knox's jeweller}  store, some time ago, and stealing valuables. SoRie of the, goods wen; leiund  in Walker's-possession. His story is  that the night ol the theft he saw a  light in the store, went in and met  McDonald who drew a. revolver. The  sight of the weapon forced some of the  goods' on him as they were found. McDonald never, disputed a word of the  story in court. The Beak committed  both togive the liigher court a chance  to sift ! tho matter: Meantime they  were both sent to'Nelson.  MINING RECORDS.  Recorded   at  New Denver  LOCATIONS. '  March 23���������Arab, Carpenter, Clias New liana.  Gray Fox, same. Oiol Rh.g.vooil.  North Comfit, Eight .Kile, John T> Ito'd.  CHRTIFICATK OF  IM PROVKM l.XTS.  -Marion.  -Silver Cord.  Little Wid-  L'mlo No 2.  March 21  .   March 28-  nil.-iznrd.  ASSKSSMKNTH.  March 20���������Motile.  .   .March 2S--Echo, Hillside!. .T u It.  <low .'"rue I Ion, Kiu korii, Tryon  '[ KANSI-'KltS.  March 20���������Molliei, Chas A Gardner to Jas  M Jl. ISenednm nnd John Nunn.Jioi 13, $100.  MollieHiiKlies. Real Idcii. No 2, lOlnnlhan,  Idea, Kinkora, Pinln No 2. Tryon. II H Mc-  Carvelle to Felix Hughes, Jan 20 $ 1 .'ViO.  Snrrie claims. Wm IT .Sundiforil, to It Tt II  Alexfinelcr. power of attorney, March 22.  Samei claims, Mary K Brmiilon, llcnry ������her-  ran, Herman Clever to Wm H ' Sundilord,  March 2fi. $-10.(1(10���������$-1,000 down, $18,000 six  months, $18,000 nine months.  Recorded at-Socan City.  LOCATIONS.  March 10���������Chester, WHBemish,  March 21���������Hrcmuin., Neil McMillan.  March 23���������Mads..?,  No 2.  ASSESSMENTS.  Black   Prince,  Dumnas.  A TORONTO TOBACCONIST.  M. J. Bretz, 104 Church Street, Toronto, the popular tobacconist, says he  was troubled with weak and intermittent action of the heart, was sleepless,  nervous and losing flesh. Thiee boxes  of Milburn's H-arfc and Nerve Pills  completely cured,him..'      !  The Kooten-tian : A hive of Maca-  bees���������the women br.ineh of the1 onler���������  iiai been orgiinizcd .it.Ttui-sland. What  business have woiutn with a hive of  nes anyway :'  The following illustrated paper* are  ���������.'������������������ing at coit at Cliffe's book.4uro :���������  I'm Sketch, Father Christmas, ChHter  B ix, Ihe Graphic, the Gentlewoman,  I. leiies Pictorial; a ni.ignifioit.iit pie;-  i re with each. Albo going at cesst  ]  Hoy's Own Annual, 1 ('irl's own    Am-  iiil, 1 Sunday at Home, i Leisure  '. i jur anil 1 Chatter Box.  ���������a���������������������������<6������������������eg<J������������������C������i���������������������������������������������C���������������������������������g  bj>\  THE  CHILDREN.  ^  FOR OVEIl F1FTV YK.Mt.-3.  Trs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup lia*. lie.'n  ii -d liy millions ol mothers 'or lheir childre'n  v die leeihiiifr. If disturbed at mtjlil .end  I. okc-u or.vourri-slby a Melt i-hild. siuicrniK  . clcryiiii; with pain ol cultim. leelh. S--iid  .<��������� once und get a bolilu < I "Mr-. Winslow's  ,*- iothiiii!. .Svrup" lor chlld'-en (eetliiiu. It  \..U relieve iho poor llllli' Mniercr'uiiniediat-  ,^\ Jxiepoml upon It, motneis, lh������_re ik no  iMistaheahoul it. It carrsdiarrhce.-i, regulates  the sloiunch and bowel", <sme, Wind Colic,  srillL'iistliegnnis and irelne-es Intlaminal ion,  and give's lone and enerjfy to (ho .sy-ti'in.  "Mrs.Winblow's Hoothlns,'Syrap" for elilidr.'n  icethliiK is pleasant to the taste and is the  preseriplion ol nnc of th* oldest und bust  leiiinlophysii'iiinb and nurses in tin' United  Sum's. Piiee lweiity-r.vi. <-euIs -i hilt!...  .Sold hv nil dniiajislsihroimhoiii the wnrhl.  I'l-Miiu'iuid iislc lor "Mrs. Winslo.vVSoothing  Svrup."  :&������. DR.  jIl^ FOOD'S  NORWAY PIN5  SYRUP  Heals and Soothes  the delicate tissues of the  Throat and Lungs*  ... CURING...  COUGHS,   COLDS,   BRONCHITIS,  ASTHMA, HOARSENESS, SORE  THROAT, INFLUENZA, and  PAIN IN THE CHEST.  EASY TO TAKE.  SURE TO CURE.  Don't    scold yjj  the little ones if y  the bed is wet V  in the morning-. X  It isn't the child's fault.    Weak v  kidneys need   strengthening��������� V  that's  all.   You can't afford to *������  risk delay.    Neglect may entail y  a lifetime of suffering. V  Doan's Kidney Pills %  Strengthen the Kidneys and w  Bladder, then all trouble X  ceases. S  Mr. John Carson, employed at V  M. S. Bradt & Co.'s store, Ham- ������  ilton, Ont., snvs: W  " My little 'bo:,- seven years of age V*  has been troubled with his kidneys W  since birth and could not hold his W  water     We spent hundieds of dol- V  lars doctoring- and tiied many dif- W  forent remedies, but they ivei e of no W  avail.   One box of   Doan's h-idney V  Pills completely cuiedhiui." V  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every HoiircBfiitatioi. Guaranteed.  SAX DON, B. C.  ("tOUKTri OF  -^utid of Over and 'IVrminer and  ASSr/.E nnd Nisi l'rius,  (.���������"en-  i'f:il Gaol Delivery. \s ill bo holtlcn at  the places nnd on tlie dates following,  via.:���������  City of xVelson, em .Monday, the 20th  ilny oi .lunc, 189S.  Town of Doimld, on Mondny, the27th  day of June, 1898.  J'v Com in i id.  JAMES IJAKEU,  Provincial Sewetanry.  l'rovinci.d Sjcri>l.nry's Oflice,  Sill .March, JSUS.  $100  Reward.  One IIuikIkhI Dollars will he cheerfully and i*roiii|.itly paid lor any case  of 'lVimkenness (the Liquor Habit) fjr  Toliiu-co Jl.ibit 'hat ''Jlyun's Aldholii:  indTobicco Curu'' will not cure in  two week's. "Tin: .������!iine. remedy cures  Ixith tlie liniii.i-.hiibit' a-d 'i'oli:if-co  llfil'ii. at Un,'.������; ���������.ni- lime'. Send to-day;  you eilhi'i' .fi'.l eiir -;e|_ r ���������*.. i.ke one hundred dollars.r : as-nf by. mail, postage  paid to any part of th.. world for One,  Dollar.    Address all orders to  E,. Kyan, E.A..C.       -  Gowcr Point, Out.  Bruce White.  N. J. Cavanaugh.  Y/HITE & CAVANAUGH  Manufacturers of and dealers  in Rough and Dressed Lumber a specialty.  Estimates furnished.  Conri actors and Builders.  OFFICE AND MILL. CODY, B. 0.  Tk-riott  " ^Avf\vA        '   ,  Strictly First-class.  PORTMANN "BROS, <������ CO., Pkops.  Good  Sain pie Rooms.  Good Table.  The best brands of Liquors and Cigars  ;   RECO AVENUE, SA.NDON.  Transfer of Liquor License.  We herein- _r ve noliee lhaf,30 eluys from this  elate we intend to apply to the Hoard of T.ieon-  seCommissioners, Sandon, for .n. transfer ol  liquor license from Uarllett Bros., for the  BartlcttHouse to ourselves.  L,0\\rKS & HAHRINGTON',  .Siindon. March 11th, 1S08. /  M.L. Crrimmett,L.L.B.  Barrister,    Solicitor,    Not-aiiy  Pum.ic, E'IC.  Sandon,     B. G.  WANTED  a man desires to  fill a. steady, paying position and earn good wages ! If  you are at present employed that need  not .prevent you from sending us a postal-card to learn what we can do l'oryoif.  We have , thelargest, most complet e  and thoroughly up-to-date nurseries in  the Dominion. There is a largely increasing demand for Home-grown Nursery Stock.  ALL SUPPLIES SENT FREE.  TRE TRIAL COSTS YOU NOTHING  . YOU GET YOUR PAY EVERY  SATURDAY.  If you cannot give full time to our  interests we can arrange liberal terms  with you for part time. Wu grow a full  line of Fruit Trees, Berry Bushes,  Flowering Shrubs, Ornamental Trees,  Hedging, Bulbs, Roses and Seed Potatoes All our stock guaranteed and  warranted to live.  Write and toll us you are open for an  offer and we will make you a proposition you will want to accept.  ��������� E. P.''BLACKFORD * CO.,  Toronto; Out.  AGENTS.���������Book'business is belter than fen-  years past; also have better nnd faster sell-  inir books.. Agents clearing from $10,000 to  SIO.UOO weekly. A few leaders are: "Queen  Victoria," "Lire of Mr. Gladstone," 'My  Mother's Bible Stories." ���������'Progressive Speaker," "Klondvke Gold Fields," "Woman."  "Glimpses of the Unseen," Breakfast, Diiiae''  nnd Supper," '���������Canada: an ICncyclopeeliiu"  ISooks on time. Outfits free to .canvassers.  THK BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO.. Limited,  Toronto.  TAILORING, CLEANING, REPAIRING AND DYEING.  . . " Bidlingmeyer's Old Stand.  Prices Reasonable  STEVE ENOX. Proprietor.  dentist:  BLACK'S HOTEL, SANDON.  All work promptly executed.  Notice of Assignment.  Pursuant to the "Cieditoii,' Trusts Deeds  Act. 1S90," aud amending acts  NOT1CK is hereby {riven that H. H. Pitts  and .1. C. Pitts doing business as merchants  at Sandon, Three Forks and Silverton, in the  Province of British Columbia, have by deed  dated the f.tli day of March, A. I). 1S&8. assigned all their personal estate and eflects  which may be slezed and sold under execution, and all their real estate to Howard  Chapman, of Victoria, H.C., salesman, for the  benefit of all their creditors. The said deed  was executed by II. II. Pitts and J. C. Pitts and  Ilowarel Chapman on the 5th day ol March,  A.I). 1S9S. A meeting of the creditors ol the  said H. II. Pitt- and .1. C. Pitts will be held at  the oflice of the assignee at the place of business of tho Ames Holden Company at Victoria on Tuesday, tlie 13th day of April, 1SD8,  al 3 o'clock in tho afternoon. All persons  having claims against lhe said II. H.Pitts and  J. C. Pitts are required to furnish particulars  of the .same, duly verified, to the said Howard  Chapman not later than jih day of April, 1898,  after winch date the said Howard Chapman  will proceed to distribute the estate, having  regard to Ihose claims only, of which he shall  then have notice.  Dated this5th day of March, 1SDS.  DOWSER, GODFREY & CHRISTIE,  Solicitors lor Assignee.  AGENTS.- -"The best LI fe of Her Majesty I  have seen," writes Lord Lome about "Queen  Victoria." Agents m-ike five dollars dally.  Outfit iree. URADLEY-GARRETSON CO.,  Limileei, Toronto.  1. O. 0. F.  Silver City Lodge, No. 119, meets every Friday eve'nlng.at 7.30 o'clock,in Crawford's hall.  V. C. SEWELL, X. G.  M. L. GRI.MMETT, V. G. Grand.  G. W. WAITU, Rec. Sec.  All so|ourning brothers  conllally invited  to attend.  Notice.  Take notlise that thirty eiaysaftor date 1 will  apply to the License ComniIssioner of Ihe elly  ol Sandon,  for a transfer ol  license'held 1)3'  Mrs. ICalle Uarge'r, for thu Waldorfllotel,  J. S. RICHARDSON.  Sandon, March 7th, 1898.  lo  To Wliom-lt May Concern.  W. FURNIVAL  "The" Meromtile Auctioneer,is now  prepared.to handle all kinds of merchandise, mining stocks, etc.  Parties wishing *o consult him,please  address W. FURNIVAL, P. O. Box 117,  Sandon, B. 0.  . Licensor! Auctioneer for theprovinee.  .'L.M..*..M.,'L������M.f ���������,.'../���������,.*..**���������������������. fS.M..���������.."���������.'..'l.rL.'l.f.L.'l.f.  THE...  SANDON, B. C.  T  =    American  *j   European  Plan,  Plan,'  $3.50  ,$2.00  per day.  per  day.  Strictly First-class.  ffl. A. SMITH, Prop.  ,t'\.i*n'\*$tuf\,rii*Wii'*.f*n'uf\t'Wu*y,i*\tw.t*wwwyii*\*i  THE BEER THAT MADE  SVI3LWAUKEE FAMOUS.  UHEQUALLED FOR TABLE USE.  FOR SALE BY  Hotel Sandon,  Sandon, ,B. O.  ' ���������BWffwi������*!i������������ii^^  At Sandon, Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and Three Forks.  Sandon. Slocan City.  MET   INFORMATION AND  PRICES  FullPric'fS. Correct Sel t-o  GLADLY  Ropes iL Tags Furnished Iiee  TdLLOWJ QINSENQ, SENECA.  jggiy Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices.  Immediate  Remittances.  No Commission Charged.  IRST AVE.. NORTH,  nmmavoLU. mm.  Is What You Want.  Now the sun is getting strong. Be wise  and avoid snow-blindness.  We can fit you with'any kind of Glasses  you may require for Astigmatism, Myopia,  Hypermetkopia, Presbyopia. ���������  Q. W. QRinnETT  9  JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN.  N������r*|^r*j^������^^r*J^M^  ������*<������   Jf.      Jtf.      Jf.      Jf.     Jf.  4.   ������.e-������@D  jf.   jf.   jf.   jf.   jf. j^*j  EWS  *������*  FOR SANDON I  Acting on instructions from the creditors of CRAWFORD  ���������f flcf\ILLflN  a11  tne  present  stock  will be disposed of  immediately,   regardless of  price���������rock-bottom  prices.    Come  <^    early and secure some of our great bargains. ,&2������.  e, ' GOODENOUGH BLOCK. -������������  SLOCAN STAR STREET.  We do every kind of work done in the best steam laundries, by the best  and most experienced workmen. Everything from the most delicate fabric to  the heaviest garment. All work done expeditiously. We call for goods, and  deliver in any part of the town.  UP-TOWN OFFICE, C. GALES' BARBER SHOP,  Next Slocan News Co.  l!lltl,f HUE 11  in our lino.   A fine selection of Worst-  -r*e j..  * TT���������  J-���������   xJx^ + /-.   m our lino.   A hne selection 01  Everything   U p-tO~date  S������ Tweeds and Fancy Vesting,  Agents for the Dominion  Piano  and Organ Co.  WHEN IN SANDON 5T0F AT THE  SANDON, B. C Rates $2.50 to $4.00 per day.  Headquarters'for Mining ***  and Commercial Men. ,-B. CUNNING, Proprietor.  WHEN YOU ARE AT BEAR LAKE STOP AT THE  FIRST-CLASS HOTEL.  RATES-^2.00 PER DAY; $10.50 PER WEEK.  H. I. McDonald, Proprietor!  ������������������ V-.;.*;*'  HIV..

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