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 ... M  TOL.H.    NO. 43.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1898.  PRICE FIYE CENTS.  I  Lee Says Half' the Reconcentrados  Starved to Death.       .   ,  Washington, April 11��������� The consular  correspondence with regard to the situation in Cuba which waa transm;tted  to-day, was prepared in response to  resolutions of enquiry, adopted by  both .the Senate and House. The correspondence includes commurications  up to April 1. It covers the movements  of General Lee at Havana ; Consul Mc-  Garr at Oienfugoes, Consul Brice' at  Matanzas, Consul Hyatt at Sagua de  Cuba and Barker at Sagua La Grande-  The . communications made about  ,60,000 words.  They deal largely with distress and  suffering which exists in all the districts, but General Lee repor's quite  fully upon the decrees of the government with regard to autonomy and  other political phases of the situation.  In preparing the correspondence 'for  transmission to Congress, considerable  portions of the important communications and especially those .marked  "confidential" are omitted.  now. The rainy season will' soon be  at hand and Spain's troops'would like  an armistice until it is oyer.  "We shall throw away no advantage.  On the other hand I am   anxious  that  hostilities should cease, but'it must be  ������nce for all.   If Spain agrees   to   evacuate Cuba, taking her flag with   her;  I am willing to ligrce to   an  armistice  to last  until  October   1,   when   loyal  Cubans shall come into their own.  , "Please tell President McKinley this  for me ; tell him, too, that I   am  writing this at the direction of the   Cuban  provisional government,   with   which  they may treat directly,   should   they  so desire."  Noble Five Litigation Settled at Victoria Last Week.  Debts Paid and Cash on Hand���������Development Work Will Be Kept up  for a  Year  Without  Any  Shipment  of Ore.  TOO MANY GOIUG IN.  Not Enough Claims to   Go   Ar ound  the Klondyke Region.  "There are close to 15,000 Klondykcrs  at Lakes Liiiderman and Bennett wai .  SHOCKING SCENES IN DITCHES.  November 27, General Lee sent to  the department, the communications  of two gentlemen, whose names, he  says, are suppressed for obvious reasons, but whom he knows' personally  as standing high in the community j  concerning the condition in los lbsos  (the ditches) in Havana. The communication says among other things'-  "Four hundred and sixty women and  children thrown on the ground, heaped  pell mell as animals, some in a dying  condition, others sick, others dead,  without the slightest cleanliness or  the least help, not ablo%tq .give, water  to the thirsty, .without^5 religious or  social help, each one dying wherever  chance laid him."  The communication goes on to state  that the deaths among the' reconcentrados averaged 40 to 50 daily, and that  on an average there were but 10 days  of life for each person. It says that  these unhappy creatures received food  .- only after having been eight days in  the ditches, during which time they  were obliged to subsist upon the bad  food which the dying had refused.  Some horrible instances of distress  witnessed are given.  "Among thc many we saw,'' says the  communication, "there was seen' one  impossible to forget. There is still  alive thc only witness, a young girl of  IS, whom we found seemingly, lifeless  on the ground. "On her right side was  tho bod} of the young "mother, cold  and rigid, but whose young, child was  still alive clinging to her breast.On her  left side was the corpse of.a dead .woman, holding her kon in a dead embrace. A little further on a dying  woman, holding in her arms her  dauShter of 14, crazed with pain, who,  after \2 or 14 days, died in spite of the  care she received."  Further along the communication  .���������says that if any young girl came in  -who'w.as nice looking, she was infallibly, condemned to', the most abomin-  ;.-al)jle of traffic. The communication  ���������says that 1,700 persons had entered the  fosos since August 1, and- of these but  .233 were then living. It places the  .. numher of deaths among the recoh-  .cetrados at 77 per cent.       \ - ������������������' ������������������'���������  t.      ���������      HALF STARVES TO DEATH.  ^December 14, General Lee sent an-  <otner communication, saying that the  total number of recenccntrados in  Havana province will reach 150,000,  and that the death rate from, starvation alone will be over 50 per cent.  For the relief of these people he says  $12,000 in silver has been set aside, "so  that if every dollar of the appropriation  should reach theni the. redistribution  will amount to about 18 cents a person." :   ...������������������'��������� '  December 28, General Lee.says that  he has been informed that the author-  ites are engaged in forming in auto-  nomistic cabinet,:.arranging for the  members to takethe "required oath on  January 1 and "also for an election 30  days thereafter."  ing for spring to come so that they can  rnsh down to Dawson," said F. T. Walker to a Miner reporter last evening.  Mr. Walker returned yesterday from a  business trip.of a couple of months  along the Alaskan coast. "The man  who starts in now will reach Dawson  just as quickly as if he had started last  November, but there arc alrendy four  or five times too many peopla in the  Klondyke, and when - the 40,000 or  50,000 now on the way'get there, the  crush will be enormous. Dawson is  very lively, though, and stampedes are  of daily occurrence. A man can't he  seen working anywhere within 50  miles of there, but'what there .will be  a wild rush to locate everything in the  vicinity.  ."From all I can learn there are some  immensely rich'creeks aloag'iho Klondyke, and I suppose that between $4,-  000,000'to ������6,000,000 will be taken out  this year, but the valuable claims comprise only a short area. There are  perhaps 75 rich properties around  Dawson so far developed, and of these  from 20 to 25 are immensely valuable.  There are bet een 6,000 and 10,000  locations around Dawson and ma..y of  them are", 'yielding. - perhaps $10  a day per man, but owning to the  heavy "cost of living and wood, that  isn't as good as $1 per day would be  around here. Labor coits from $1 lo  ������1.50 an hour, and the day- is from six  to eight li.iuis i n_r, while wood is  worth $ 10 a cord in Dawson and $60,  at the mines. As the ground is frozen  nil the year round, it. will be imp<'s.-i-  ble to operate by hydrnuliuing.  "The best way to teach Dawson, in  mv opinion," is over the Whito or  Ohileoot puss, or else via St. Michael's  and the Yukon. The Senate did wisely  in cancelling the Lake Teslin railway  charter, for it., would'.never afford a  satisfactory route, i. 7 ._  -"Business of a! 1 kinds is overdone  in the coast towns, and everywhere  you see the sigh,'For Rent or Sale.'  Competition -has; cut down ^profits till  you can get a good meal" for 35c in  Fort Wrangle; where there are 40  restaurants, although the population  is only about 3,000, and -half of that  docs its own v cooking."���������Rossland  Miner.  Thc troubles which threatened to  wreck the Noble Five mine, at Cody,  are practically at an end and the property is no longer involved in litigation.  The order of the court which placed  the property in the hands of a liquidator has been voided and the company  has passed into the control of men  with means sufficient to place it in  good condition once more.  "I have advices direct from Victoria," said a gentleman yesterday  who is in close touch with thc Noble  Five business, "to tho effect that the  winding-up order of tho court which  threw the Noble Five into liquidation  was set aside by the supreme court of  British Columbia last Thursday. This  was done upon a showing made by a  .sharehojder Tho affairs of the company are thereby placed again entirely  in'its own hands.  . "Thc Noble Five has money on hand  sufficient to place tho mine on a paying  basis. Pursuant to power given them  'by the shareholders at a meeting held  at Cody in_ November last, the directors borrowed $50,000, with which  the indebtedness has been paid, and a  further sum of 5100,000, or so much  thereof as may be needed, will be obtained to be used in the development  of the property. This will be advanced  from time to time in such sums as  may be needed, will be obtained to be  used in the development of the property. ,d .  "The old board of directors has retired . and the following have been  elected: President, James Dunsmuir,  of "Victoria; vice-president, J. D. Porter, of Spokane; secretary,F.J. Holman  of Spokane; assistant secretary, G. B.  McDonald, of Cody; othor directors,  C. E. Pooley, of Victoria, J. G. McGuigan, of Spokai.e and B. J. Perry, of  Victoria.  a small affluent on the Mokulumne  river. This nugget was taken east,  where its exhibition confi.ned the  stories of California wealth, and added  materially to the public excitement  there.  In 1851 the "Oliver Martin   c .unk,"  which was auriferous ore mixed with  white quartz, was picked op near Camp  Corona, in Tuolumne county, in a hole  which   Martin   had   dug   to   bury   a  drowned comrade.   It yielded  $22,2/0,  r.nd became the basis of  a   great   fortune.   In 1866, D<tniel Hill, a ' pauper,  found   a   $14,000   nugget   in   Plumas  county, and coming to San  Francisco,  spent the proceeds quickly, $5,000   being squandered in   one   week's   whirl.  With hia money all gone, he  went   to  Dutch Flats, Nevada county, and while  washing his hands  in   a  stream   saw  lying on the bottom a nugget   of  gold  and white quartz, similar in   size and  shape to a baby.s head     This  brought  $12,300, and sent Daniel Hill through a  career of deb tuchery to the poorhouse.  The finds in the later years up to the  Blue Jay discovery, have not been of a  notable sort.    In the fall of 1889,   two  tramps who had been put off a Southern Pacific freight train, started to walk  to Bakersfield, and   found   a   battersd  nugget weighing  216   ounces   on   the  way.   In 1896 a   chunk   worth   ������1,400  was picked up in   San   Diego   county,  and there have been two or three   discoveries ow the   Mojavc   desert.     The  majority of/the finds have   been   accidental.  Work on  the  Creeks  Rapidly.  Progressing  THAT DREADFUL SLIDE.  From  One Hundred   to  Perish.  Two   Hundred  Fisheries Report for 1897,  G0.MEZ'   TERMS   OF   ARMISTICE.  ..Spain Must Leave,Cuba and Take  Flag With Her.  net  "New York, April 11. -The following  is an extract from a letter written to  Consul Barker, United States representative at Santiago de Cuba, by  Maxiino.Gomez, and will be presented:  to President McKinley," says the Herald to-day :.   "  "One year ago we received a proposition from Spain' to agree to an armistice.   We refused then, as   we   refuie  The'fisheries report for 1897 hasjust  been issued. Tlie admistration of the  fisheries service cost $443,586. The  sum.included $154,389 paid as' fishing  bounties. The revenueYeceiv ed from  fishery licenses, fine-j, etc., is given at  $106469.: ..The fishing bounty of S154,-  387 was paid to tlie deep-sea fishermen  of the maritime provinces during the  year of 1896. Ot . this amount $57,  014 as divided among 862 vessels  manned by 5,665 men, and ;97,385  'among 1.3,821 'fishermen'' using 14,It 6  hn-its. 'I'h.! tflal nn'iiib r of cl i'nis  paid for bounty.yvas 14,975. The value  of the sea,and inland fisheries in, 1S57  was estimated at"under $1,000,000, and  in 1859 thoy. were valued at about  $1,500,000, but in 1867 they had reached  $4,000,000;. in -1877, :$12,000,000; iii  1887, $18,386,000,and in 1897, $20,400,-  000. . Of the various kinds of fish  caught,- salmon amounted to $400,679;  cod, $3,619,385; herring, $2,900,744;  lobsters, $2,205,762. The balance is  made up of fifteen other kinds of fish,  ranging in value from ������773,345 to  $132,942. The quantity of fish used as  bait is valued at $384,219,'and that of  fish at $224,603. -Tho seal-skins are  .valued at 8520,250.  AT W0HIC  O.V THE MINE. "  "Work has already been resumed on  the mine. In order to facilitate  operations a compressor plant will  be at once installed. It is planned  to develop the mine on a common-  sense plan and no shipments are  contemplated for at least a year.  During that time, a large force will  be employed placing the mine in  condition so that when shipping  begins profits may accrue because  the;supply 'of ore wilh be 'Sufficient.  The 'company's concentrator may be  started on custom work if the:>_ be a  demand for it, but not on Noble Five  ore for at least-12 months. Shipping  ore-taken out during development will  be held and concentrating ore will be  stored in the stopes and chutes, which  it is estimated will hold 30,000 tons.  The fact that money can be obtained  to pull a silver mine out of a bad hole,  in spite of the low market for the  metal, is an encouraging item for the  owners of Slocan mines. Mining men  generally commend the action of the  Noble Five people in determining to  make a mine of the property before  undertaking.to make profits. The saving of the expense of long and tedious  litigation is another matter of congratulation. The news that troubles are at  an end will be especially gratifying to  Spokane holders of Noble Five stock,  who are many."   .  One of the perils of gold seeking in  tho Klondyke but little mentioned is  tho dreadful snow slide. A telegram  from Skagivay of the 3rd inst. says  that that day an avalanche of snow  and ice came down on Chilcoot pass  that buried from 100 to 200 persons.'  The latest is that over 70 bodies have  been recovered, a partial list of which  we give elsewhere, and about 150 more  are missing. In fact the extent of the  fatalities may never be known, as  those sent to' eternity are from all  parts of the world, and business is in  such a state up there that but little is  cared for the loss of strangers. In any  event a great many bodies will not be  found until out in the summer when  the snow and ice are melted. No  record is kept ot the toiling masses of  humanity in that region on the hunt  for gold, so there is but little to guide  an enquirer in making an estimate of  death's destruction. It appears that  just before the large slide two or three  smaller masses camcdoii'i.; but the  country is not well enough known to  have a history in that respect. It is  reported that Mr. Bissell, late manager  of the Paystreak, who left here some  six or eight weeks ago to seek his fortune in that inhospitable region,.. is  among the dead.  From appearances the city improvements on the creek ought to stand a  heavy tussle with the elements, though  a heavy tu.������sle is the hiovitable. The  intuition is to flume the creek from  the back of Bj ens' store���������and ev\ ut-  ually further up���������to the powerhouse  with a raceway 7x12, whioh, having a  fall of nearly 10 per cent., will give lhe  current a speed of neatly 20 miles an  hour. This will carry nil" an immense  body of water and be a ver.y dangerous  place to fall into, even with a foot or  so of water, and much more so in a ,  freshet. Thc gate at the head is so  constructed as to afford ample protection from boulders and timbers coming  down, which will be reduced to a minimum if the government only do their  duty in clearing the creek to the Cody  bridge. If this flume be planked,  eventually, it will make a nice street  and will reclaim considerable land, or,  at least, lengthen many lots consid er  erably. As the freshets will soon set  in the work will have to be abandoned  shortly till the fall.  There is one thing  the   provincial  Board of Health must be assured of���������  this  will make a  most efficient* main  sewer to drain the city, and  with the  current it  will have will correct the  consequences of drainage in   a very  short run.   All who are up in sanitary  matters know that with a swift current  through soils, as this stream will have  after leaving the flume, water speedily  purifies itself;  and, with the infiujc of  a large body of fresh water  from  up  streams all the time, no dangerous elements can appear in it atany point in  the  entire length of the flume.   This  work properly done  and the city properly drained into it,-with  our supply  of the,purest water   from up the hill  sides, Sandon will remain, as it Is now,  the most healthy place   in the whole  province.  Seattle, where he went 10 visit his family and to attend to business matter.  He says the business outlook of Paget  Sound is better than it has been for  five years, and while the Klondyke excitement has caused a temporary  boom, travel to Alaska via Seattle in  the past six weeks has fallen off three-  fourths. Many out-fitting concerns  are overstocked and anxious for fear  they will not be able to dispose of their  goods. While he did not hear so much  Baid about the Kootenay country as  there was a year and a half ago, there  were many who were enthusiastic at  the results thus far obtained, and expressed the intention of coming w;  here after the Alaska interest h,i.l  abated. All have on abiding confi  dence in Kootenay.���������Rossland Miner.  IKS BUI  IP II  Bill Matheson  Tells  of His  Experience.  AN AYALAHCHE OF DEATH.  Big Chunks of Gold.  A Complete List of  the   Dead   So   FaT  '...:' as Known.  THE GLITTER OF GOLD.  Lures men on, so that in* the rush for  wealth, they too.often neglect health.  They>have Dyspepsia,' Constipation,  Liver Disorders; Impure Blood, which  makes life miserable." Then they look  for a cure���������they get Burdock Blood  Bitters Their blood becomes rich and  pure. The liver troubles aiid constipation disappear, they are hearty and  healthy again.. B. B. B. is to them a  greater prize than gold.   ,  While the nugget found in the Blue  Jay pocket by the Graves! brothers   is  likely to become famous   for  its   size  and value, it is not, as has been stated,  the largest one known in the authentic  history of mining. This nugget stands,  or rather stood,���������for it   is   now   being  minted���������for about $42,000, but saying  nothing of thc alleged Chileon  nugget  weighing 400 pounds troy,   the   "Welcome" nugget  of  Ballarat,   weighing  2,217 ounces   10   penny-weights,   was  sold for ������10,000, or nearly $52,000.     It  is even a question whether the  Graves  nugget is the largest even taken   from  the soil of California.   .According   to  Hittell, a nugget was.found at   Carson  Hill' Calveras  county,   in   .November,  1855, which weighed 195 pounds   troy,  and was. worl h $43,000.     Between  the  two there is no great issue   of   values,  but what there   is  appears   to. be   in  favor of the earlier sp< cimen.  '.   The first nugget found in this   state,  the one which Marshall picked up, was  worth but 50 cents, and the next   one  but $5.   A soldier in Stevenson's  regiment found the first large specimen,  a  mass of gold weighing between 20 and  Victoria; April 9. ���������The following is  said to be the correct list of dead, so  far as known, at the sailing of Ning  Chow on the 4th, from the avalanche  near Sheep camp, on the trail from  Dyea, reported y esterday :  Thomas Cullers, Portland; Ore;   Stephen Stephenson; Seattle; Gus.   Lebar  its, Seattle; E. B. Atwood,  New   York;  L. Weidelin, Kansas City;   D. Grimbs,  Tacoma; Thomas B.   Cullender,   Portland, Ore.;   John   Ottins,   Idaho;   Gus  Seaborn, Seattle; O. F. King, Tacoma;  A.  Preston,    Bedding,    Cal.;    Frank  Sprague, Seattle; C. P.   Hartman,  Seattle; W. L.  -Riley,   Seattle;  O.   Beck,  Sanford, Fla.; John  H.   Morgan,   Emporia, Kansas; Mrs.   Ryan   Baltimore,  Buss Hepgardt, Baker City, Oregon, W.  Carroll,   San   Francisco,    Cal.;    John  Marchant,   Bedding,   Cal.;    John    R.  Iteidy, Kansas City, Mo.; Edward   Do-  ran, Tacoma; Theodore Glenn,Spokane;  Harry   Holt,   Tacoma;   John   Richie,  Vancouver; A. E.   England, Spokane;  J. B. Pierce, Tacoma; T. Clark, Idaho;  G. F. Smith, Tacoma; Andrew   Anderson, San Francisco;   Walter  Chappey,  New York; Tom Kinney, Oregon; E. P,  Haine, Seattle; C. F. Shobart and partner, Seattle;   W.   Warner,   San   Francisco.   Also 22 men   of  the   Chilkoot  Trading & Transportation company inclusive of the chief engineer,   fireman  and third officer of the company.  Council met Monday evening but  adjourned till Wednesday owing to absence of some members. Those present were the Mayor and Aid. Cunning,  Switzer, Broddy and Crawford. Wednesday, Aid. Hunter was added to the  foregoing list.  COMMUNICATIONS.  Fr&m U. Cliffe re the necessity for  advertising the resources of Sandon.  ���������   From   Dep. Attorney-General   acknowledging receipt of a Bill to enable  the city to borrow money.  Both communications were filed.   ;  The clerk was authorized to publish  the financial statement for the past  quarter.  ''���������Switzer���������Broddy���������-That the clerk  communicate with A. Sproat, detailing  the necessities for clearing Cody creek  from Cody bridge to the city limits of  logs and debris.  Hunter���������Broddy���������That the assessor  be requested to return the assessment  roll on or before the 15th day of May,  THE ARGO.  This Property Showing Up   Well Under  the New Management.  Mr. Warner, who has  a   two years'  lease of the Argo,. from   operations so  far, is well pleased   with   his venture.  All told the three tunnels run in aggregate some 500 feet in length,   and the  fourth one lower down   will   be   commenced shortly.   In the  second   level  they are putting   in   a   crosscut   and  ,have encountered a breast of good ore  from 8 to IS inches in   width, that   is  certain to.assay well. It is the intention  to prosecute work   on  the upper level  just above the K. and S. Cody   branch,  commenced, and from it ship directly  on to the cars saving all   the   cost   of  packing.   Mr. Warner is confident further work will develop a valuable property.   The mine will always have one  advantage as shipping charges will  be  but a trifle.  The following inf resting letter has  been received from an old Kasloite,  William Matheson,who will be remembered as one of the first to leave the  Slocan for that vastly overrated region,  known as the Klondyke. "Billy," as  he was familiarly known, has apparently no very flattering idea of the  Yukon gold fields, and the cold liard  facts contained in his letter should  have a healthy effect upon such readers  as are smitten with that grim disease  known as "Klondicitis." Through the  kindness of Mr. Hughy Fletcher, the  communication is given to the public:  ���������Kootenaian.  Rampart City, Alaska.  January 2,1898.  Dear Friend :���������I have baen thinking of writing you for quite awhile,  but could not find any reliable information to give you about this great  and glo ious eonntry. Alaska, in -my  opinion' from what I have seen  and heard of, .will lake care of itself,  and is a pretty good placf to stay away  from. Before Klondyke was lound  there was nothing but starvation he-re,  and 1 think it would be pretty nearly  right, for the old timeis here, as they  call themselves, il it were to blow a  good stifi'breeze.and blow^them out of  existence. -        .'","'  I am at present in a boom mining  camp called Minook. .I'should judge  from what can learn here, that you  will know more about it than I do, aa  I hear it is pretty well advertised in  the papers now. But as I am right  here I have a good chance to know  everything that is going on. There  are about 1,500 locations in this vicinity on different creeks, and , on only  three claims in the whole works that  they are taking pay out so far. The  rest are all dead, waiting for the sucker  to come in this summer to buy. But I  think they will get left. '��������� I  It is no trouble to get an interest in  a claim at present; all they ask is  from ten to twenty days' ��������� work. ; I  think it is too cheap, and I will keep  my work. There is no show to earn  an honest dollar at all. The only show  that a man has is to go to work and  take all the chances, and: the other  fellow takes none. In the first place  you have to build your own cabin,  furnish your cooking outfit and stove,  furnish your own tools to work with  and your own candles and grub, and  and in return you get one dollar per  hour, with only a chance to work five  hours per day at. present, and then  take chances of getti-.g your money  out of the dump in the spring; and I  think right here that a man'will i quit,  loser if he is not careful.  Yours truly;  ' W. Mataeson.  With Scissors and Pen.  The Enterprise mine has 2,000 tons  of ore awaiting shipment.  The   indications    are    the    Mollic  Hughes mine   near  New   Denver  is  likely to turn out a   very   good   property.  On the Mountain View and Blue Jay,  at the head of Silver Tip creek, from  eight to ten inches of clean ore is exposed  A force of men was put to work  last  week on the Mollie Hughes.     The de-,  velopment so far shows a ledge of high '  grade ore.  A large force of men will be . put to  work on the Porto Rico mine near  Ymir as soon as the snow goes off the  mountains.  News has been received   of several ,  rich strikes on Trout lake  properties.  On the Free Coinage a ledge of fourteen  inchps of fine ore'has been struck.  A deal on the Lone Star, on Lexington creek, was made the other day  when Edward Crockett disposed of the  claim to J. A. Magee for $1,508 cosh.  On the Ottawa, a Lardeau creek  claim ore is being taken out, an average assay of which gives 460 ounces of  silver, $33 in gold, and 10 per cent,  copper.'   ��������� ...  Darby & Erririgton, owners of the  Iron Hand group at Albert canyon  have sent seven sacks of ore as a test  to the Nelson smelter. It is a galena  proposition.  The most recent dividend in London  from Kootenay mines is that of the  Ruth mines, limited, which will pny  3 shillings per share and carry forward  ������7,000 out of a profit of ������21,000.  The operatiens at the Hall Mines  smelter for the weekending April 2,  show 7,437 tons of ore to ha^e been  smelted, yielding 357 tons of matte,  containing approximately 156 , tons  copper; 111,420 ozs. silver and 272 ozs.  gold.  The Dundee Mining company has  just let a contract for furnishing material for a three line gravity tramway.  The company will erect trestles and  instal a tramway. The tramway is to  connect the minewith the concentra- ,  tor. Tenders have been "called for .the  construction of a concentrator and they  will be opened in a day or two.  J. B. Hastings, for tbe Gooderham-  Blackstock people, has purchased the  Ben Tillman group of claims adjoining  the Republic, at Republic camp on thc  reservation. The price is said to have  been abeut ?56,000. The Beii Tillman's  isthe north extension of the Republic,  arid lies between that property and the  North Star. The deeds were made to  Joseph J. Taylor as trustee. Mr. Taylor  is.the expert for the War Eagle.  POLITICAL ROMORS.  Mr. Tarte Wanted Dissolution���������A New  Yukon Railway Scheme.  The drift on the seventh level, at a  depth of 340 feet, cut the ore chute in  the Dardanelles, in the Slocan divison,  last week, and encountered a splendid  body of high grade pre. At one time  'during the la8t;week four feet of clean  ore appeared in the face, and yesterday  the drift was in two feet of the same  heart cheering material. This ore is  higher grade, and contains much less  zinc than in the drift above, or in fact  at any other point in the mine, showing great improvement -with', depth.  The lead is fully four feet in width,  with two smooth, well defined walls.  Ore is now coming out at the rate of a  car per week. Manager Tretheway reports that he is more than pleased with  the showing.and says that this instance  of improvement as depth is obtained,  together with the recent strike on the '  the Whitewater Deep at a depth of  1,000 feet, means a great deal to the  country.  A COMPLETE  MEDICIFE  CHEST.  Taken internally or applied externally Yellow Oil is equally efficacious. It  cures Croup, Quinsy, Sore Chest, Cuts,  Burns, Bruises, Sprains, Caked Breasts,  Stiff Joints and dozens of other complaints. No household should be with-  . out it.   It costs only   25c, land   is   a  25 pounds, while stopping to drink in I whole medicine chest in itself.  CURES EVERY TIME.  "I have often had Coughs and Colds,  as well as Bronchitis. Norway Pino  Syrup cures me every time."  LIZZIE HARDY,  Mayfield, Ont.  BACK FROM THE COAST.  The  Klondyke   Excitement   Is   Falling  Off Rapidly.  J. M. Miller, president of the Old  Gold Quartz & Placer Miming company,  has returned from a   month's   trip   to  The Toronto World's Montreal correspondent says, a few days ago the  government were seriously considering  the question of dissolution, being urged  thereto by Tarte, who thinks, he can  carry Quebec with the cry of "Down  with the senate." The correspondent  says that Blair violently sat on Tarte,  declaring that dissolution just now  would be suicidal, and was supported  in this by the Ontario members of the  cabinet.  The Ottawa correspondent of La  Piresse says, "The ministers are in a  dilemma over the Yukon railway bill.  A majority of tbe cabinet will," he  says, "have nothing to do with it; yet  this doesiiiot satisfy Sifton and Sutherland, who are sworn.friends ������f Mann  and Mackenzie, and it did not take  them long to prepare another scheme,  which they will press to issue at all  hazards.  FINGER NAILS CAME OFF.  A wonderful story comes from Emerson, Man., to the effect that Mrs. Jas.  Saunders of that place lost her linger  nails through a severe attack of Salt  Rheum. Nothing seemed to do her  any good till she commenced taking  Burdock Blood Bitters, with the lesult  that the Salt Rheum has all gone and  her finger nails gradually grew on  again.  Sandon Ore Shipments.  The following is a list of ors shipments over the K. & S. from Sandon  for the week ending April. 15:  MIKE. TONS-  Payne ........................150  Kulh... .140  Reco .'. ..; '.-. 20  Total..  ...310  A magnificent stock of new ingrain  wallpaper, borders and ceilings at  Cliffe'8 bookstore, Sandon. All tastes  can be fully met.  *���������*"!"?  ���������" Viv. ���������������*  i-ft.";..j*;?.'������  'FrTT-: ������������������*��������� .1  (;'< ���������������"���������������������������''  l^-it1;''.^  \*i-:.f,%.i  $. ���������". liR? -.-,  . ^.Srr - .r;^;J  -.-t-  ���������    -   -Vf.1*-V!  .  ���������   '.   .** .-lT "'*?. -;  "I'r'i.i       .       f  .:,M>:-f. ���������:.:,* .������������������>] THE MINING REVIEW.  *-aa,  The Mining Review  SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY APRIL 16, 1898.  Subscription $2.00 Per Year  Strictly is Advnace.  THAT RAILWAY.     ,     ���������/,.'.  It is more   than likely there will be  some kind of a  compromise   between  the Federal government and the Senate through which a railway  on some  route  will be built  to   the Klondyke.  We hope  that whatever terms may be  agreed on, they will involve   no financial burdens on the people of Canada.  It is now conceded, in  well informed  circles, that beyond booming the com-;  mercial business of the  boomsters   in  the coast cities, and making money for  the   transportation   companies, there  never was a necessity for commencing  the construction of such a railway.   In  thc Yukon region there is   no country  to settle, and   no occupations for any  one beyond mining;   and sanguine indeed   must be  the man who   believes  that one-half the money  in gold  will  be taken   out of that region, that will  be spent one way and thc other   by  those  who have gone in search of it.  It is a   south sea bubble   over again,  and will terminate   as disastrously for  all but u. few of those interested in it.:  The result so far has convinced the  government of one  thing���������they went  at the undertaking without proper consideration, that before letting even a  conditional contract, they should have  submitted it to parliament.    The argument of urgency is now  all scattered  to the four winds of the earth, as they  are just where they commenced, so far  as the validity of a contract  with the  contractors   is   concerned.      Dispassionately viewing the whole question,  the government were to blame for entertaining a proposition of such a character without first getting more evidence  on   the  wealth of the  country to be  served by the railway.    Granting that  those parts   explored   by Mr. Ogilvie  are as rich in gold as he says they are,  but of which there is no   indisputable  evidence, as   he saw but  little   of the  country, he could not  give   thc necessary assurance for commencing an undertaking like that���������one calculated to  disturb not only  mining operations in  all parts of the globe, but other classes  of business in all portions of the British possessions, and lead thousand   to  rush to their  financial   and   physical  destruction.    It is .quite apparent that  all who have encouraged thc stampede  to that country have much   to answer  for, and,   in the number,   all   that so  hastily supported the construction of  the Mackenzie and Mann railway.  in any town is commendable; but it  should not be encouraged so far as to  condone even wholesale robbery.  Even  Brother Jonathan   has come  to the conclusion thatmight fe not always right,  and that even   a powerful  state cannot strangle a small one with  impunity, but must be goverfled by the  recognized laws, and usages of civilization.     When   this  Cuban  trouble  first came into prominence, the United  States, gave ��������� Spain   just' twenty-four  hours;,in which' to settle or die,, next it  was found a couple of days were necessary, later that a week was required;  and now .from appearances  Spain  is  given  her own time to set  her   house  right.    No one denies that Spain has  treated Cuba harshly;   but from ; the  way  things are going the  'TJ. S.   are.  coming to the conclusion  they cannot  jump at the throat of the former without observing  acknowledged  formalities, and  the ordinary laws of nations  governing  such matters;    For . a long  time  Turkey had' treated   Roumania  very badly,   and'it was, often thought  Great Britain should   have stepped in  and annihilated, Turkey;   but '.Great  Britain,,kne\v the laws and usages  of  nations too well to'interfere before interference was justified,  and we fancy  that  in this Cuban afiair America is  coining to the same conclusion.    First  impulse, is not. is not always the best;  second thought  may avert  a   conflict  altogether. ,      .. ���������������  now it wili have to rest content with a  more moderate share of .glory as other  places.have to do.   ,  An  English cable to the Montreal  Star advises no one to go to the; Klondyke .with  less than $1,560.., That is  good  as far  as  it goes; but why not  advise those with that much capital to  invest   if in   West Kootenay,   where  there is a chance of doing something  with it.    U every ten  industrious men  with that much means would secure an  undeveloped property around Sandon,  and employ half the effort in mining it  will   require  to,, make a   trip   to the  Klondyke, at the end of the year they  would, have ���������something'  to   show, for  their money besides   the inevitable   at  the Klbndyke���������an empty purse and a  broken down constitution.  SATURDAY, APEIL 16, 1898.  went together. We climbeS t.igiit after  flight of narrow, dark stairs to the top  floor, where the widow dwelt in a miserable little room not more than a dozen  f6et square. The canvasbaok hearse, peculiar to the $25 funeral, stood in the  street below, and the awful cherry  stained box, with its ruffle of glazed  white niusliu, stood on uncovered trusties in the center of the room above.  There was the mother, speechless in  her grief, bGfore thut box���������a group of  hard working, kindly hearted neighbors  sitting about. It was useless to say the  poor woman was propared for the inevitable end���������it was cold comfort to  spealcto her of the daughter's release  from pain and suffering. The bereft  creature, in her utter loneliness, was  thinking of herself and the awful fate  ���������of the approaching moment when*  that box and ifu preeious burden would  ' ���������' -.taken   awav and  leave her wholly  z-  ..1,  tho  The   Rossland Miner   suggests  as  one   of the   ways  open   to   Premier  Laurier to meet  the opposition of the  Senate to his Yukon Railway Bill, the  creation of  sufficient extra senators to  drown   the  present hostile'.- majority.'  Some editors are very wise.    Will the  Miner.Editor  have, the kindness  now  to quote the clauses of the  Canadian  constitution   that  gives  any   premier  such power.    For bur part, we would,  in our simplicity, like to see it even in  tlie Miner;    We  are oaware   that,the  premier* of England, ������backed   by, his  Cabinet, has the power to create Lords  at-will  to help him o'.it of  such a predicament; but   we were  always   con=  vinccd  that  the   premier of  Canada  had no such constitutional scupe.    We  must be wrtirig. however, for the. Miner  says so.    For conviction on the question we would,   however,   like  to   see  the empowering clauses of the   constitution  quoted.     Please quote  them;  friend Miner.  The Bank returns 'fo. February show  there,was $220,000,060, on deposit  with them that,month. .". This would  go to show that there is some -money  in the country after all. ' Qf course if  is not to be expected that all that is  lying on deposit 'bearing interest.  Much of.it is business men's balances  that may be' in use any moment'. All  things considered, however, there is  consideix-ible money in Canada, in tlie  hands of the banks, that; invested in  developing the .country' would be of.  great benefit ,to Canada as a whole.  We very much question if Mr.Bos-  tock, M.P., in supporting the  Cprbin  Road   into the   Kettle'River  section,  voices  the wish,of the  people of this  country���������in short we   know  he", does  not.    The interests of the Corbin outfit lies across the boundary, while those  of the C. P.R. are on this >ide.    This  fact alone   should have   induced   our  M.-P.   to have,, supported,-the, home  ��������� road.in its effort, to get into' that section of the country!    The government  has   already .control of the C.P. R.  rates through the Crow's Nest charter.  A TKIBUTE OF SONG-  smelters.  to  We believe it is only reasonable  surmise that the C. P. R.  would erect  lead smelters in thc Kootenay country  if   the    Federal   government   would  only put  a   reasonable duty   on  lead  products, to keep the home market for  the local producers.    There is a large  market in Canada and   Great Britain  for   lead products that,our   iaw material is   not   filling--that is,   in   fact,  filled by the --products'of the   United  States.--This, of course,   keeps down  the price of the raw material and prevents the employment of'much skilled  labor  in   the   country   that otherwise  would   find employment here.      The  entire  mineral product of the   Slocan  country .proper,   the  Nelson and   the  Lardeau sections averages from 60 to  70 per cent, lead, and this has to find a  market in the States���������paying freight'on  ���������   the ore thither and on   the manufactured article hither.   These two freights  alone   are burdensome,   if  there   was  nothing else in  the calculation;.   The  Rossland Miner writes on  this strain,  and then concludes that if the necessary  duties were imposed the C.P.R. would  at  once   erect smelters   there.     But  why ?    If freights on ores out and on  manufactured goods in are depressing  the price of silver, then freights on the  ore from here to Rosslond would also  depress the price.    One of the first essentials of successful manufacturing is  to bring the   manufactories, and   the  raw material as close together as possible.      If Birmingham,   England,   is  celebrated   above   any place   in   the  world for its manufactories it is simply  because the raw materials���������coal, iron,  etc���������are found there lying side by side  in the earth.    There is no expense in  hauling  them to one   another.      We  fancy the.C. P. R., as a business concern, is  shrewd   enough   to ! look  at  these matters in this light asWell, and  when artificial   conditions  are   made  favorable fo smelting  in  this country  by the government,   they will regard  the natural ones  as well.    Ambition  What the government' will do now,  since the senate has rejected the Mackenzie and Mann railway contract, by,  a vote   of 52;to 14, it is  hard to say.  It is presumed  that   the connract was  made subject to the- ratification of parliament, which, of course,   will let the  government   down' easy ; but in  any  case it is a  disastrous   afiair.    It is  said the contractors have spent half a  million dollars on  the   work  so  far ;  and, of course, the government will be  held  for   considerable   payment anyway.    It is simply a fitting ending for  such a project.    It was  gotten up   in  the first place by boomers for booming  purposes';   and, of course, booms   always burst disastrously  for some one.  The government made   its worst  mistake   in,   unnecessary   speed.       The  scheme should   have   first  been submitted to parliament before a contract  was signed.':  '���������'������������������'!   ���������  So, far about $75,000,000 of "English capital is invested in B. C. mines.  It is a great pity it was not all invested  carefully.       For   instance    Sandon's  mines made- nearly   $1,500,000  for  their owners last year clear ;   and we  venture to.say that less than $100,000  would   cover  the   cost   of the   properties making the    money   for    the  present   owners,    in   the first   place.  There   is,   of course,    more   or   less  gambling   in   mining,  as there is  in  horse racing;  but  as  there   is   every  chance ol possible loss in some horses,  so there   is  of   loss in   some   minint,  properties.    A full consideration of all  the circumstances by a   careful   man,  however,   minimises   these   chances.  Investment   in the silver mines of the  Slocan brings risks down to a   minimum.  Rossland's ambition, it appears, has  received a little checking. Its Board  of Trade and City Council have made  a big effort to induce the C. P. R. to  deflect the Crow's Nest railway from  Nelson, and run it, as they say, more  directly into Rossland. As that town  is in any event getting a station on  that road, ordinary modesty would  have induced the people of that burg  to have remained contented. But no;  the idea is to make that point the hub-  at the expense of the rest of the country. The city has been advised that  its ambition  cannot be gratified, and  There is no plaoe on earth where utter helplessness conies out so strongly,  where the ceremonies in human nse fall  so powerless before the majesty of the  occasion, as at a funeral. It need not be  that one's heart shall be interested. The  obsequies of a stranger conduoted with  all the pomp and vanity of ohurch and  state, with the melancholy rolling drum  of the military funeral, or the gorgeous-  ness of the Masonio regalia apron���������all  are alike inadequate and unavailing.  iBut once in my life have I witnessed  a ceremony that wasso grand, impressive and appropriate to the silent, awful  occasion. .,.'"  I will tell you of a funeral whioh  lingers in my memory as the grandest,  most solemn and befitting ceremony that  was ever given to the dead.  It was rumored many years ago that  a poor widowed woman, leading a hard  life of unending" labor, was called to  part with the one thing dear to her���������her  only ohild. Mother and daughter had  toiled together for 15 years, and the  only bit of sunshine falling into their  dark lives was that shed by their loving  companionship. But the girl had always been sickly. Under the heart-"  broken mother's eyes she had faded and  wasted away with consumption, and at  last the day came when the wan face  failed to answer with its ghastly smile  the anxious, tear blinded eyes of the  mother.  The poor young creatine was dead.  For many months the pair had been supported by the elder woman's sewing,  and it was in the character of employer  I had become acquainted with JMrs.  Cramp and her story. By an occasional  visit to the awful heights of an east side  tenement where they lived, by a few  books and with some oomforting words,  I had won the love of the dying girl.  Hor grateful thoughts turned in her last  hours to the' small/number of friends  she possessed, and she besought her  mother to notify me of the day of her  funeral and ask me to attend.  The  summons reached me upon one  of the wildest days of winter.   A sleet  that was not rain and a rain that was  not snow came pelting from  all points  of the compass.   A wind that wailed in  the ohimney and howled  in  the  street  told how truly dreadful for outdoor purposes was the weather of the day. Ipiled  the glowing grateB, I drew closer  the  curtains and shut ont the gloom of  the  December afternoon.   I turned  on the  gas  and  sat down, devoutly  thankful  that I had out all oonueotion with the  witched weather, when an  installment  of it burst in on me in the  shape  of  Parepa Rosa.    She, was   Euphrosyhe  Parepa at that time, and the oporatio  idol of the oity.   Muffled with  tippets,  flecked with  snow, glowing with  tho  short  encounter she had had with the  elements rushing up the steps from her  carriage, she threw herself into an easy  chair and proclaimed the horrors of the  outer world to be beyond description.  And even as we congratulated ourselves on the prospect of a delightful  day together there came the suhlious  for me to go to the humble funeral of  the poor sewing woman's daughter. I  turned the little tear blotted note over  and groaned.  "This is terrible," said I. "It's just  tbo one errand that could take me out  today, but I must go.:' And thou I told  Parepa the circumstances ttud .speculated  on the length of time I shoulr] be ;.;oi:o  and buggobted means of amusement ia  my absence.   '  ".But I (.ball bo with you," said the  great, good hetirttd ercatcre.  "Your throat and old L'ateman and  your concert tonight:" I pleaded.  "If I get another 'froggy' note in my  voice, it won't matter much; I'm hoarse  as a raven now, " she (returned.  So she rewound hor throat with thr  long, white comforter, pulled on l.ir  Vorste.d gloves, injd ojjf in tbo storm we  aione. So, therefore, .with a' syiii, n  Ing gr������_sp of tho poor, worn, liouy lj  we sat silently down to "utttn-l  funeral.''  The undertaker's man, with a screwdriver in his hand, jumped about in the  passage to keep warm. The creaky boots  of the  minister  belonging  to  tho $26  funeral were heard on the stairs. There  was a catarrhal  conversation held outside between them as to the enormity of  the weather, and probably the bad taste  of, the deceased in selecting such a bad  time to  die was discussed.     Then the  minister came in with a pious sniff and  stood revealed, a regular  Stiggius as to  get up���������a dry, solf sufficient man, icier  than the day and colder than the storm.  He deposited his hat and black gloves  and wet umbrolla on the poor little bed  in tho corner; ho slapped his hands vigorously  together;  he.tOok  himself in  well merited  fashion  by the  ears and  pulled theiii into the glowing sensation,  and  after   thawing  out for a moment  ho plunged into business. ;.  ,  Ho rattled niorrily through some selected sentences from  the Bible.    He  ���������gave., us a prayer that, sounded like peas  in a dried bladtlor, and he came to amen  v. it'll it jerk that brought me up like a  patent snap.'He pulled on his old glovos  and grabbed his rusty hat, and, with his  umbrella  dripping  inky tears over the  well scrubbed floor, he offered a set form  of   condolence  to  the  broken  hearted  mother.; He fold her:of her sin in rebelling against tho deoree of Providence.  Ho assured her that nothing oould bring  the dead ba������k. He inveighed against the  folly of the world in general, and then  he made a horrible blunder and showed  he didn't know even the sex of the dead  by saying,,"He cannot ooiue to you, but  you must go to ..iii.."'  This was a settler for Parepa and myself.   We looked at tbe departing minis  , ter in blank astonishment.' ."  The door swung' wide; we saw the  .screwdriver waving in the air as the  undertaker's man held "converse with  the clergyman. A hush fell ou everybody gathered in the little room. Not  oue word had been uttered of consolation. It was the emptiest, hollowest,  most unsatisfactory moment I ever remember.. ���������������������������;>' '. ':..':���������;'���������'  ' Then Parepa arose, her cloak falling  about her noble figure liko mourning  drapery. -,'She .stood ��������� beside that miserable cherry wood box. < Sho loolad a  moment on the pinched,, wasted, asby  face upturned toward her from within  it. ShVluid her^oft, white hand on the  discolored forehead, of the, dead girl,  and she lifted up that matchless voice  iu the beautiful melody:   -Angels, ever bright nnd fair,'  Take, oh, take her, to your care.  The screwdriver paused in describing  an airy cin.le.; The wet umbrella btood  pointing down the stair's. The two meu  with astonished faces were foremost in  a crowd that instantly filled the passage.  The noble voice swelled toward heaven,  and if ever tho choir of paradise paused  to listen to earth's music it was when  Parepa snug so, gloriously beside that  poor dead girl.  No words can describe its effect on  thoso gathered there. The sad mourner  sank on her knees, and with chtsi.ed  hands and streaming.eyes the littlo bixild  stood reverently about heiv  No queen ever went to her grave accompanied by a grander ceremony. To  this day Parepa's glorious tribute of  song rings with solemn .melody in my  memory as the only real, impressive  funeral service I over heard.���������"Planets  and Peoplo."  Remarkable Musical Memories.  Possibly the greatest case on record is  that wonder of wonders, the most intellectual of interpreters,.tho lato Dr.  Hans vou Bulpw. Ho not only played  all of Beethoven0 by hciirt upon tbe piano, but knew all the symphonies in (ho  same manner, and practically the whole  Wagnerian output of musical metal, and  it is claimed that so great was the mass  of the piano music;which'Bulowretain-,  ed "within the'book and volume of his  brain," inscribed in mysterious hieroglyphics somewher*. among tbe molecules of the gray matter constituting the  cortex of his cerebral organ, that he  could have played 25 piano recital programmes without repeating and without  a printed page. Since there go about:  2,000 measures to the hour' and two  solid hours to an ordinary Bulow programme this would' represent 100,000  measures of music, or about 4,000 large  pages, something like eight or ten thick  volumes.   ���������'������������������.,,''  Even Bulow was outdone by Kubiu-  stein, in, the field of piano music at  least, if we can trust the anecdote mongers, for it is claimed that in 0110 Benson  at St. Petersburg ho played a series of  reoitals which exhausted the literature  of. the piano and embraced 1,300 distinct compositions. It is mentioned of  Mendelssohn that ou one occasion, tbe  score of Beethoven's "Sixth Symphony"  1_; ving been misplaced, he raised his  bii'.rn and directed tbe work from memory, but this does not seem to me a feat  in the least remarkable, for the pastoral  symphony is so. extremely lucid and so  bewitchiugly beautiful that tho oniy  thing difficult or remarkable would Lo  the forgetting of it. Mine. Patti knew  ttO opera roles, and Vareai, tho baiitc.H'.  knew 80.���������John S. Van Cleeve in Music.  edge, and a  The clouds  have hardly held  more  rain  drops  than   the   tears  which have fallen  from   women's  eyes.    There is a  world of truth in  the   old   song-  which said: "Man  must  work,   and  woman    must  weep."     Women  must   weep    not  only for the troubles   and   ills   of  those  they love,  but   because   of  the  physical agony and suffering  that   they  themselves endure in  silence..  Nine-tenths of  the pain and suffering that women undergo  could be avoided  by a little knowl-  resort to the right remedy.  ree  When a woman feels weak, sick, nervous,  fretful and despondent, and suffers from  pains in the back and sides, and burning  and dragging down sensations, she is suffering from weakness and disease of the  distinctly feminine organism. Dr. Pierce's  Favorite Prescription is the best of all  medicines for ailing women. It acts directly and only on the delicate and important organs that make maternity possible.  It makes them strong and well. It allays  inflammation, heals ulceration, soothes  pain, and tones the nerves. It does away  with the usual .discomforts of the timorous  period, and makes baby's coming easy and  almost painless. It is the discovery of Dr.  R. V. Pierce, an eminent and skillful specialist, for thirty years chief consulting  physician to the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo, N. Y. No honest  dealer will urge a substitute for this superior medicine.  "I cannot say too much for Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription," writes Miss Clnra Bnird, of  Bridseport, Montgomery Co., Pa. "I cannot  praise it too highly for the good it did me. If  any one, doubts this give them my name and  address." t  Send for Dr. Pierce's Common Sense  Medical Adviser. Paper-bound, 31 one-  cent stamps; cloth-bound, 50 cents. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.  ew  Mrs. Thos. McCann, Mooresvil!*,  Ont., writes : " I was troubled with  biliousness, headache, and lost appetite. I could not rest at night,  and was very weak, but after using1  three bottles of B.B.B. my appetite  has returned, and I am better than  I have been for years. I would not  be without Burdock Blood Bitters-  It is such a safe and. good remedy  that I am giving it to my children.  -^rsw*^  The latest Magazines arrive daily.  Wall   Papers��������� tiie  latest  designs���������the  only complete stock m the city.  Stationery in every style and quality.  A FORTUNE.  In the event of a  stroke of good  fortune you can  win  5000,000 ADarfK.  Tho payment of  the prizes Is guaranteed by Govt.  1st drawing:  June 16th.  You are invited to participate  In the  chances of winning-  In tho grand drawings ol prizes guaranteed by the State ol Hamburg  In which.  II MILLIONS 349,325 MARKS  .surely have to be won.  In the course of Three Advantageous Drawings, which contain  according to tli (.Prospectus only 118.000  tickets, the following Prizes will be  forthcoming, viz:  The Highest Prize will be event,  SOO.OOO MARKS.  Premium of 30,0000 Marks  1 Prize  of 200,000 Marks  1 Prize   of 100,000 Marks  2 Prizes of 75,000 Marks  1 Prize of 70.GG0 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  2 Prizes of 20,000 Marks  26 Prizes of 10,000 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 of 134,104,100  IvT&rlcs  9351 Prizes of 73,45,21 Marks  in all 59,180 prizes which niuBt be  surely won in 7 drawings within  the space of a few months.  The highest prize of 1st drawing amounts to Mark 50,000, increase in 2nd drawing to Mark  55,000 in 3rd Mark 60,000, in 4th  Mark 65,000, in 5th Mark 70,000,  in 6th Mark 75,000, in 7th Mark  200,000, nnd together with the  premium of Mark 300,000, in the  most' fortunate case to Mark  500.000.  HEADQUARTERS  "or Office  >upp.  The Best Blank Books for all purposes.  Small Wares to no end.  Sporting Goods for all.  LATEST  GME:  FOR EVEMKG AMUSEMENT.  Call and see one of the most complete  stocks of Church Books, School Supplies,  Ink, Cloth Bound Books, Musical Goods, &c,  in the Kootenay country.  Seeing Oneself.  Nexfe to the power of standing outsit:..  ���������oneself   and    looking  at  me   as   oth->.  folks  see ine  the most remnrkable  it  this of (by the insight of genius and imagination )    becoming   you.    Tlie   Arsr  makes  one  sometimes only too reason  able, too humble; tho'second warms t:  heart and enriches the siul, for it giv  tho charm'of selfhood to.beings not ou-  /elveg*���������Jew*. IngeJow.  ������3BBSCB&SB3S2S������&:  Tlir. official cosl for participation hi the first two  drawings amounts to  E������ollar 4.50 for a full ttcftct.  ������ollar 2.25 for half a tlcfcct.  Bollar 1.13 for oncsquartcr of a ttefcet.  Half resp. quarter tickets wilt entitle to one-half  rcsj.1. oue-qiiartor of tlie amount, won by the respective  number, named on tlie ticket.  The stakes for participation in the followuiR' drawings  as well as the exact prize-table, are indicated in the  OFFICIAL PROSPECTUS, which I .send on demand gratis in advance. Thc prospectus is also sent  gratis with every order. After thc drawing I shall  forward to every ticket-holder thc official list of the  winning numbers.  The payment and forwarding  of the amounts won  to those concerned will have my special and prompt  attention, and with the most absolute secrecy.  RSTRemittance of money can be made by American '  Bank-notes by registered letter or Post office Orders,  Small amounts can also be sent by postage stamps.  SST On* account of the approaching drawing ol  the prizes, please address the orders immediately mall  confidence direct to , .  Samuel Heckscher Sear.,  Banker,   Hamburg, Grermany.  THE ONLY P00KST0RE  ^cpjfsjpcpj^cpcpcp^j^jfc  Mining Review $2.00  per year in advance.  Between the B.���������.'��������� N. A. and B. C. Banks,  Sandon, B. C.  ;(<  I il  II  ft  m  ���������iff  ...  ���������.s'4 .^L  SATURDAY. APRIL 16, 1898.  THE MINING REVIEW.  The Sirdar's Army Completely Rout  .-.���������''.������������������:.   the Dervishes.  Cario, April 8.���������The details of the  defeat of the Dervishes in Nubia show  the Anglo-Egyptian force after a night  march arrived at dawn before the  emeny's camp. When the trenches-  of the dervishes had been bombarded  by the whole Anglo-Egyptian force  made a brilliant rush for tbe trenches.  Tbe Dervishes stutd their ground  bravely and reserved their fire until  the attacking force was quite close to  them.  Mahmoud, the Dervish general, was  among tho prisoners captured. As tl e  dispatch was sent the Anglo-Egyptian  cavalry, horse artillery and Maxim  batteries were pursuing the fugitives.  The losses of the Anglo-Egyptian force  included Captain Urquhart of the  Cameron Highlanders und Lieutenant  Gore of tlie Seal'orth Highlanders,  killed ; and 10 officers of the British  brigade and four British officers in the  Egyptian service wounded.  The Sirdar's force numbered   13,000  men, with 24 guns,and twelve Maxim's  under Colonel long.   The   enemy   left  Shendy with ]9,000 men, but they have  suffered a great deal  from   desertions.  We left yesterd.a)'s camp at   6   p.   m.  and  bivoiiacccl   in   the   desert.     We  reached Mahmound's position atO a.m.  to-day.   They were evidently aware of  our approach.   After an hour of heavy  bombardment the brigades were forced  up'and carried   the   position  at   the  point of the bayonet under a tremendous fire'from the enemy.     The Sarabi  was torn away, but  the   enemy   hung  obstinately to the trenches   and   were  bayonctted in them. During the whole  admirable   bombardment   by   Colonel  . Long not a single dervish was  visible.  The cavalry is now in full pursuit, and  nothing could  haver been   liner   than  the behavior of the troops.    Mahmoud  was captured by   the   Ten   Soudanese  battalion.   He was said to   be   underground the whole time his  men   were  flj,hting.   The prisoners say that Mahmound's forces were deserting in large  numbers   before    the    battle.       The  enemy's guns, baggage,   animals   and  standards  were   captured.     Our , loss  would have been much heavier if the  enemy had not fired high.  PRICES  OF   MAGAZINES,  Tlie following monthly magazines  are always kept in stock at Cliffe's  Bookstore:.  MAGAZINE., PRICE.  The Young Ladies' Journal 35 cents  ",   Cosmopolitan 15    "  "    Arena ..30   "  "    Ladies' Home Journal 15   "  "    Canadian 15   "  Mnnsev's 15    " .  GREAT MUSIC  OFFER.  Send ns tho names and addresses of  three or more performers on the piano  or organ, together with ten cents in  silver or postage, and wc will mail you  five pieces full sheet music size, consisting of popular songs, waltzes,  marches, etc.,,arranged for lhe piano  and organ.   Address,  Chicago Book & News Co.,  215-221- Wabash Ave.,     Chicago, 111.  ATEHTIOH   TRAVELLING   PUBLIC.  ;   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.  -[Immediate    connection     made    at  junction point?, no delay ;   quick   service and superb acquitment are few of  tlie many ad vantages  oirered by  this  line.  FORTUNES IN PATENTS  Send a Rough Drawing in Lead Pencil of  your Idea, Improvement or Invention, with  a clear description of it, and we will promptly tell youifitisnewand probably patentable,  absolutely Free. FREE ! "Valuable 100 page ���������  book How to get a Patent." MARION &  MARION, Experts, Temple Bldg. Mon-  treal. The only Ann of graduate engineers  in the Dominion transacting patent business  exclusively.   Highest references  IDEAS!  FRORi THREE FORKS TO CODY.  Morning���������leaving   Three Forks at 8  o'clock.  Afternoon���������leaves Cody at 11 o'clock.  Leaves Three Forks at 1 o'clock.  Leaves, Cod.v at 4 o'clock.  *  A WORD OF ADVICE.  To those Coming }0 Alaska or the Klondike Gold  Fields,  One though should be impressed  upon every miner, prospector or trader  coming to Alaska, to the Klondyke, or  the Yukon country, and that is the nc-  cessity, for providing an adequate and  proper food supply. Whether procured  in the Stater, in tlie Dominion, or al  the supply store? here or futhcr on,  (his must bo his primary' concern.  Upon the manner in which the miner  has observed or neglected this precaution mote than upon any other one  thing will his success or failure depend.. ,.,,'v   ,������������������. ,'���������,'���������  These supplies must be healthful  and should be concentrated, but the  most careful attention in the selection  of foods that will keep unimpaired indefinitely under all tbe conditions  which they will have to encounter is  imperative. For instance, as bread  raised with baking '-i'poWder must be  relied upon for the chief part of every  meal, imagine the helplessness, of a  miner, with a can of spoiled,' baking  powder. Buy only tho very best flour;  it is the cheapest in the end. Experience has shown the Royal Baking  Powder.to.be the most reliable and the  trading companies now uniformly supply this brand, as others will not keep  in this ?climate. Be sure that tlie  ��������� bacon is sweet, sound and thoroughly  cured. These are.the absolute neces  sitics upon which all must place a  chief reliance, andean'under no cir-  cumstsnees be neglected. They may,  of course, be supplemented by aa many  comforts or delicacies as tha prospector may be able to pack or ' desire to  pay for.���������From, the Alaska Mining'  Journal.  50C. 50C.  GOLD WATCH  FREE.  These watches are solid 14-cnrat  ' g<������ld, and our usual list price for  them'.hcrc in England is ������5 (���������?'^5)  each, but to introduce our enormous Catalogue, we will send you  this watch free if you take advantage of our marvellous offer. If  vou '.vant one, write us without  delny. With your letter send us  50 cents International Money  Order, for which wc will send you  a solid silver brooch,worth ������1, tnd  our oiler. After you receive the  beautiful watch, wc 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 ndver- '  tisement and our offer, and is war- ���������  ranted for five years.   Address���������  WATCHMAKERS' ALLIANCE  & ERNEST GOODE'S STORES,  j_/td., 1S4 Oxford St.London, Eng.  Jtoney returned if not more than  satisfied.  UNSOLICITED  TESTrjIOSIAL.  15 Princes St., Birmingham, Eng.  "I thank you very much lor the  ben.ut.ilul watch you sent mo free ������f  charge. I have tested It for nine  mon th$ and it never varies one linli'-a-  mlnute from one week's end to another."��������� K. Wii.ks.  "To give away u Oold Watch worth  $23 Is certainly a splendid advertisement,but. ns the Wateh in ak ers'.-U I lance  is tho largest firm ot watchmakers In  Engiand.they can afford it."���������ICditorX.  lie suro and address your letter, 181,  OxKoiin STitKiiT, London, England.  J.     J.  Miidigan.  SPOKANE FALLS 8 NORTHERN  NELSON X FORI SHFPPARD RY.  RED MOUNTAIN RAILWAY  THE ONLY ROUTE to Tit Al L CREEK  n d the mineral districts of the Colvliio Reservation, Nelson, Knslo, ICoolenny  Lake and Slocan points.  DAILY KXCKPT SUXDAY,    BETWEEN  SPOKaNE.ROSSLAND AND NELSON  Can be easily transformed into Fortunes  if properly handled. "We assist inventors to  perfect their inventions and secure for them  he strongest claims possible tinder patent  laws. ADVICE FREE. Free: 100 page illustrated book on Patents. MARION & MARION, Experts, Temple Building, Mont-  trcnl. The only firm of graduate engineers  in tho Dominion transacting patent business  oxcl usi vcly.   Highest references.  Do you see this  package?  I  keep it in  your mind  and when you ask  for "Athlete *  See that this is  What you get.  * 5{������Nothing Like Brick!  Ir        ^���������'^i^-et'0^'00,-0^-^-0  LEAVE  10.00 a.m..  8.10 a.m..  8.00 a.m..   Rossland..   Nelson...   Spokane..  ABKIVIE  ....3.10 p.m.  ....fl.00 p.m.  ....6.00 p.m.  No change of cars between Spokane and  Rossland.  Close connections nt Nelson with steamers  for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers lor Kettle river diid Doundary  creek connect at Marcus with stage dally.  ���������������/Vw/\xV"/W*/W.r\xV*/WJV./'  IKE'S STORY.  Tells how sho was cured of Heart and  Nerve Troubles.  The onerous duties that fall to the lot of  ������ nnrae, the worry,' care, loss oi sleep,  irregularity of moalg Boon tell on the  nervous Bystem and undermine the health.  Mrs. H. Ii. Menzies, a professional nurso  living at the Corner of "Wellington and  Song Stroots, Brantford, Ont., states her  A book of receipts for all kinds of  cookery, which is specially valuable  for use. upon tlie trail or in the camp,  is publishad by* the Royal Baking Powder company, of New York. The receipts are thoroughly practical, and  the methods are carefully explained,  so that the inexperienced may, with  its aid, readily prepare everything re-  quisite.for a good, wholesome meal,  or even dainties if he has the necessary  materials. The matter is in compact  though durable form, the whole book  weighing but two ounces. Under a  special arrangement, this book will be  sent free to miners or others who may  desire it.: We would recommend that  every one going to the Klondyke procure a copy. Address the Royal Baking Powder Co., New York.  oasa as follows: " Por the past three years  I have suffered from weakness, shortness of  breath and palpitation, of the heart.  The least excitement would fnake my heart  flatter, and at night I even foundit difficult  to sleep. After I got Milburn's Hoart and  Nerve Pills I experienced-'great relief,  and on continuing their use the improvement has been marked until now all the old  symptoms are gone and I am completely  cured."  Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills cure  Anaemia, Nervousness, Weakness, Sleeplessness, Palpitation, Throbbing, Faint  Spells, Dizziness or any condition arising  from Impoverished Blood, Disordered  Nerves or Weak Heart.  [anadian Pacific  Railway And Soo Pacific Line.  THE FAST AND SUPKRIOR KOUTE  10 EASTERN AND EUROPEAN POINTS. ���������  TO PACIFIC'GOAST AND FAR EAST POINTS.  TO RICH GOLDFIELDS OF KLONDYDE, YUKON.  TOURIST CAR SERVICE daily to St. ttiul. ,  Daily except Tuesday to Eastern, Canadian  and U. S. point:.  BaKgaso cheeked to destination and through  , tickets Issue'1.  ���������OAiriV CONNECTION to the main lino  points, excepting Sunday���������to and from  Nelson.  Train leaves Sandon dally at 7,45 p. m.  Train arrives Sandon daily at l.55p. iu.  Ascertain presentreduccd rates and full information by addressing nearest local agent  or  A. C. M"ART1IUR, Agent, Sandon  "W. F. Audorson.Tri.v. Pass. Agt., Nelson  H. J. Coyle, Di.st. Pass. Agt, Vancouver.  BE    ,URE   YOUR   TICKET   READS  VIA O. P. K.  4*  Proctor & McMillan Bros.  OF BALFOUR  Manufacture a first-class article in Pressed Brick; they are selling at low figures. Any sized order attended to promptly. Full  particulars from any of our agents.  Kaslo  H. BYERS.  Sandon  E. M. SANDILANDS.  Nelson  E. TRAVIS.  COAST LUMBER.   COAST LUMBER.  s}gtfHMM!?'&''%' t$? "i? *$* ������*j? *$* ���������fcipifHfo^  |   Rose  * ���������  jb* The many advantages enjoyed by Rqsebery put  <^$ before   the   public,    CLAIMED     WITHOUT "  JL OPPOSITION. ,  .  ������������*   Its Advantages as a  Distributing  Center.  Rosebery is the only town in Kootenay having  both railroad and steamboat connection that can  ship goods daily to ten different towns, whereby the  shipper can see his wares leave his hands and that  they will be received by tlie consignee within two  hours.  Its Advantages as a Railroad Center.  Rosebery enjoys the position of king of the  funnell as it were, for the railroad business of the  whole of the Kootenays. All ore and matter for  shipment from Nelson, Trail Creek and the Slocan  must, and is now passing out this way to the main '  line of the C. P. R., as well as all goods coming  in from Revelstoke to the kootenay country.  NOTE. To substantiate this : The C. P. R.  are now putting in track weigh scales at Rosebery,  the first and only scales that has been put in on any  of the C. P. R. branches in Kootenay���������which  goes to show the importance of this point by the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company's actions.  Flooring, Siding, Ceiling, Mouldings,  Laths, Shingles, Doors and Windows,  Giass. Store and Office Fixtures.  Kaslo and Slocan  Railway.  TIME  CflRb.  D. J. McLachlan.  FACTORY AND YAEDJNEXT TO ELECTKIC POWEIt-HODSE,     SANDON.  ������*5{ Jf.  J$.   J$.  Leave S.00 a.m.  "      S.SG   "  ������.3������   "  '���������      0.51   "  '"    .10.03   "  "     10.18  "     10.3S  Arrlvel0.50  Kaslo   ' Arrive 3.50 p.m.  South Folk      "      3.15    "  Spoules "2.15    "  Whitewater       '      2.00    ���������'  Hear Lake;      "      1.48   ."'���������  McGuigan        "       1.33  Cody Junction   "      1.12  Sandon      Leave 1.00  Subject to change without notice.  Trains run on Puci.lc Standard Time.  KOBEKT IRVING,  G.F. &T.A.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent.  For cheap Railroad and Steamship  Tickets to and from.all points, apply to  S. Campbell, Aguiit, Sandon, B. C.~  Laxa-Liver Piilselean Coated Tongue.  T  HE  OR  LIGHT t%; WORLD.  , OUR SAVIOUR IN ART.  WEAK AND NERVOUS.  Too many women that way. They  need Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills,  Mrs. J. Hawke, Hagersville, Ont.,  says .���������-"Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills cured me of. weakness aud nervousness, with which I had been af-  ileted for a long time."  Cost over SlOOjOOO to publish.  Nearly 200 fiill-paj/e Masterpieces of  Our Saviour and the Mother, by Great  Masters.  A perusal of this superb wi;rk is like  taking a tour through all tlie Art gal-  laries of. Europe.  A glance at these matchless, thrill-'  ing pictures brings tears to the eyes of  everyone.  Christian men and women paying  for Ionics aro taking from three to ten  orders daily here in Chicago and everywhere.  Sells itself���������so beautiful when poo-i  pie see it they want-it'.  Selling rapidly ail  the way from the:  Klondyke to Jiio 'Janeiro.'  Never sold  in this territory.  Published ;i year and in its twentietli  edition.    '  Presses running day and night; call  and see it.  Get sole management of large field  and 100 agents and you have a fortune.  Salary $900 to man "or worn n in good  church standing to act as manager and  correspondent here.  Call or address A. P. T. Elder, Manager Subscription Department, 189  Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 111.  Use a flrst-ciass line in travelling between  Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, and the  principal towns in Central Wisconsin.  Pullman Palaao Sleeping and Chair Cars  in sorvico. . , .  Tho Pining Cars aro operated in the interest  of Its patrons, the most elegant service ovor  Inaugurated.   Meals are servod a la Carte.  To obtain IlrsUclass service your ticket  should read via.  THE WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES  Direct connection at Chicago ann Milwaukee for ..astern points.  For lull Information call on your nearest  ticket agent, or 'write  Jas. Pond, or Jas. A. Clock,  Gen. Pas. Agt., General Agont.  Milwaukee, Wis. HG Stark St.,  Portland, Or.  We have every ^  facility for *$f*  turning out the j[  best Mining and sjj+l  Commercial *T  Work that can ^1  be executed. $$*  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  *:  *  .4^.  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anyone sending a skotch nnd description may  quickly ascertain.our opinion free whether an  Invention Is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents  sentfroo. Oldest ngoncy forsecurinppntents.  Patonts taken throuch IUunn xfc Co. receive  special notice, without charpo, in tho  A handsomely illustrated wefikly. Larccst circulation of any scientific lournul. Terms, $3 a  year; four months, $1.  Sold by all newsdealers.  & Co.3e,Broadwa'- New York  Branch Office, 625 F St, Washington, D. C  Orders taken for Printing  at Cliffe's Boksor e  will receive prompt  attention.   '  4  *  4*  4  4*  *  *"  Its Advantages as a Steamboat Point.  Rosebery claims, without opposition, of��������� being-  the only junction ou the lake, unlike Slocan City,  . where you can step ofl the steamer to a waiting  train and continue your journey. You can take  either a north or south train at this terminus; consequently Rosebery is the best transient town in  the race. Nervertheless we claim Slocan City  second in, importance, and would say watch the  head and foot of Slocan Lake,"viz   ROSEBERY AND] SLOGAN CITY.  Its Advantages as a Manufacturing  Center.  As a manufacturing center Rosebery claims to  have demonstrated the fact that after the careful  observation of the Denver (Colorado) Ore Coy's  manager, as the natural advantages of all points in  Kootenay for the treatment of ores the cheapest,  Rosebery was selected, and they now are erecting  works, with a capacity of 250 tons per day, which  will be in operation within 90 days; and it is their  intention to pay out  monthly in   the   vicinity of  $100,000.    I might also add Rosebery has the  largest water power from Wilson river flowing into  Slocan Lake.  AS TO CLIMATE.  Rosebery claims the mildest climate on Slocan  Lake, from its admirable southern exposure and  absolute shelter from the north j snow always  leaves the place about the 15th of March.  AS A TOWNS/TE.  As a townsite, Rosebery is without a pe.er. It  is possessed of all the fiat land available at the  mouth of the Wilson river leading to the valley���������  mining region���������consequently there is no danger of  any contagion. The title is a Crown Grant and  is perfect. All purchasers of lots are safe in this  respect. The only safe speculative townsite in the  Slocan is Rosebery.  Why should I say tlie only safe speculative town-  site in the Slocan ? Because Rosebery business  lots to-day are only $150 to $200 each and are  bound to increase rapidly this summer. These  figures can, and will, double. Before long  the time to buy now. Don't wait till they are from  $700 to $1,000, as you did in Slocan City last May,  go in on the ground floor and make a few dollars  in speculation; if you want to invest go to Vancouver or Winnipeg ; if you want to speculate and  and clean up money go quick to Rosebery before  lots are out of sight.  What's Wanted in Rosebery.  opening  spy  out ��������� this  We want a restaurant.  We want a good hotel right away.  We want a first-class general store.  We want a butcher shop.  Anyone   looking for an  place at once.  Maps and price-lists on application; prices run  from $75 to $200.  TERMS: One-third cash, balance 3 and 6  months. For actual builders special terms can be  arranged for a few lots by applying to  A. M, BEATTIE, General Agent, Rosebery.'  if  4f  if  ^4,4,4,4,4* 4,4, $,$,4* ^4*4>c$������j$$r{  vtTT7^<r^^rrr,'^r^^^"-rvcirfrT'7~'mi".*Lr,r^~^>'77^rr^*~TZ',r~r*rr.������������������vcT-������_j!,p,~T',:T,7^..���������"���������^T"'^^^'"^ ���������"T?"^7������������������;;-������������������ ������������������.���������������������������:-^ ��������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������ yr-^ *.���������--* ---vr7-"���������*, v .��������� "7, y������r^  CT-"  S5������  ������  1 . ��������� ��������� t>.' '-'i  -s���������*; .���������"���������"���������!  (,{11   I       *   ��������� fc      J"   I  ���������?..��������� ���������*      ���������*���������_    J- -,  ���������������������������.���������  /-���������'  *-���������-���������  - V THE MIMITO REYIB W.  SATURDAY, APRIL "ifl ��������� 1S98.  G. B. Wright, of. Ainswbrtb, is.dead.  Miners' time checks at Clifle's bookstore.'. ���������.''���������'.'.  Supreme Court opened at' Nelson  yesterday.   : .     ,   .'.., - ;.-  A small slide delayed the out-going  train on Friday.  The Grand Lodge of 'K, of P. will be  held at Kaniloops on May 10th.  In the past two weeks, the Payne.  has shipped 300 tori's of ore ever the  C. P.R.   .     .'   =';;'  Geo. Lloyd, who has'removed to Slocan City, expects to get on the police  force at the latter place, in a few days.  Jack McCullock, the skater, is delighting crowds in th'e N. W. T.,.which  gops to show that John Frost is alive  and kicking there yet..  On account of the . illness of P. M.  Lilly with a bad attack of neuralgia,  police court fiequenters have had an  easier time of it the past week.  A Bill is before the Federal House  to compel government officials to pay  their debts under garnishee orothei-  wise.   This is an excellent move.  Invitations will soon be out for a  grand ball to be given by the I. 0.0.F.  in Spencer's hall on the 20th inst. As  thc previous tUinces given by the above  society have been successful, a good  time may be looked for Tuesday week.  Notices are posted through tlie province offering $200 reward for the capture of Fred Carson, charged with  manslaughter. The victim was John  Maki, an Italian, who was killed'.' iii a  row at Michael creek in East Kootenay on February 9th:  Since.the Ist of July last year over  75,000 people have appeared- at the  Canadian custom houses as bound for  the Klondyke, and we venture the  opinion that not more than one per  cent, of the number has been reported  as having made any money.        >  During the last few weeks several  petty thieves, have been advised by  our police authorities to "Go and sin  no mere." The most of them have  gone.. Seattle or some of those western places afford a better lield for that  kind of business than Sandon does  with its present police staff.  The Editor has received a letter  from W. T. Plaisance, St. John's, Prov.  of Quebec, enquiring about a brother,  H. W. Plaisance, a carpenter, who had,  lived in Sandon some weeks ago. Anyone! knowing the whereabouts of the  missing man will confer a favor by addressing the brother as above.  Kaslo has a real live baseball club.  All the latest novels and , magazines  'at'Cliffe's bookstore as soon as published.. . "., '.' -.,������������������;  Nelson thinks it will have the crack  lacrosse team this season. If so it wili  have to do better than it did at hockey.  Services this week as usual at tlie  Methodist church. Sern.on at .11 a.m.  on "Why jr-in the Church"; at 7.80 p.ni:  "Mankind divided, and mankind united.'"'' ,  Jake Gaiulu.ir, the champion oarsman, has .accepted the. challenge of  Bob. Johnson, of. Vancouver, to row for  $500 and the championship of the  world. The e-ent. will likely take  place in' August,, on' the Burrard inlet.  $100 Reward.  Ono.Hundred Dollars..wiil' be. cheerfully, and promptly paid lor any case  of drunkenness (the Liquor Habit) or  Tobacco Habit that "Ryan's Alcholic  and Tobacco Cure" will not cure in  two weeks. The same remedy cures  both the liquor habit "and' Tobacco  Habit' at, the same time." Send to-day;  you either get cured or m.-ike one .hundred dollars.-. Sent by mail postage  paid.;to any.part of th" world' -for 'die  Dollar!'   Address all orders to  "   R. Ryan, R.A.C.  '���������.,-. Gower Point, Ont.  p- *&,1m^/&^/Q,'~������&Q/&^^ '  PEESONAL   MENTION.  Mr. Fallows sprint Easter in Nelson,  some days   at  Aid.  Hunter   spent  Rossland recently..  Rev. A. M. and Mrs  diiyed in .'New Denver���������  turning Friday evening  , Sanford hoii-  tbis week,   re-  Mr. Wood,, manager of. the Last  Chance, bns'goho'to the Western States  for a trip of a couple,of'months...;  G. P..Winter, of the Bank of B.N. A.  here, was at Kaslo the other day, and  Mr: Thomas, of : tbo same institution,  has returned after a lengthy visit.    '.  r-jOURTS OF ASSIZE and Nisi Prius,  -^aud of Oyer arid Terminer and 'General Gaol Delivery;  ������ill be  holden  at  the placcs-'and on the dates following,  viz.:���������'���������'' ',''     '  !������������������'.'���������' .;:'  ���������       '���������'������������������;���������'���������''��������� '.    ''���������  , City;of Nelson, on Monday, the 20th  day of June,,, 1898. . ," .-: . ,  Town "of Donald, on Monday, tho 27th  day of June, 189S.       ;        ���������   ':  .��������� ,  ;'; ���������,,,;  By Comm.nd. '.  ".,'"'    .JAMES BAKER,  ���������,'���������,. Provincial Seerotaary.  Provincial Secrotarv's O/lice, ".  Sth March,���������.ItJ.'S. .',"'���������.'.','���������  S  Troubles.  Chas. Burritt, pressman on the Nelson .Miner for the past five years, was  drowned in the rapids of the river near  that town on Monday. '. He and a  printer, named McMorris, were in a  canoe when it upset. McMorris gained  the shore by the aid of a life preserver,  but Burritt losing self-control was  drowned.     v:   ���������  AT THE   HOTELS.  i ... .     .,        ,  .   ���������   " i  Balmoral���������rC. Peterson, New York;  B Anderson, A. Anderson, Chas. 0.  Daley,'it, It. Stovel, Toronto; J. Mc-  Naughton, J. C. Bradley, Kaslo;'Allen  McDougall, Kusakunook; R. ;McDou-  Kail, Angus Carlquest, Spokane; Sam  Kennedy, Revelstoke; J. Walker, llus-  comb, Ont;;'John A.   Craig,   Cornwall,  Ont. .���������'���������'���������. .'������������������;.  ' Sandon���������Frank Hanna, Trail; R. E.  Parmer, Cody; Eewin Cuh.mings,'H.  Sweeney, Kaslo; W. Ross, Frank Cnl-  .ver, Silverton; Tom O'Brien, Haley oil  Hot Springs; A. XV. Biiscan, (.oat  River; D. McFadden, Spokane; R. W.  Willey, Nelson.     (.  Goodenough���������P. Burns, H. E. Mac--  donell.ll. E. Beasley, Nelson:, W. S.  Drewry, W. A. Bucke, Kaslo," R. H.  Jameson, Victoria, JS. Al. Kelly, C.  Otterbagen, Spokane; Gus. Dunn, Montreal; H.L. Johnson, New Denver, E.  W. Turner and wife, Toronto; J antes  Jones, Vancouver.  AGKNTS.���������"The best Life of Her Majesty 1  have seen," writes Lord Lome about' "Queen  Victoria." Agents unite live dollars daily.  Outfit. Iree. l.H VDLKV-GAUKKTSON CO.,  Limited, Toronto. ��������� ,  Notice.  Take notice 1 hat thirty days uflor date I will  apply to the License Commissioner of the city  nr.Siin.Inn, tor a transfer of license held by  .Mrs..Kittle Burger, lor the WaldorfHotel, to  ���������I. s. iuciiari;>son.  .Sandon, Jlareh 7th, 1S9S.  Hard for the  old folks to move  about��������� constant  backaches to  bother them in  the   daytime ���������  urinary weakness to disturb their  rest at night.  'D'oan's.''Kidney'-'Pills'-  Strengthen the Kidney* and  ', help to make the declining  years comfortable. ���������..,  Mr. W. G. Mugford, Chestnut  Street, Charlottetown, P. E. I.,  writes:  "For the past two years I have  had much trouble with disease of  the '. kidnej'S and non-retention of  urine, was dropsical and suffered a  freat deal with pain in my back,  have been frreatly. benefited  by  the use of Dean's Kidney Pills." g)  T..O. O. F,  Silver City Lodge, No.."!), meets every Friday evening.at 7.30 o'clock.in Crawford's hall.  F. C. SEWI5LL, _V. G.  M.L. GRIMMETT.V. G. Grand.  '���������!"���������    G. W. ���������.yAlTlC, Rcc. See.  All .sojourning brothers cordially invited  to attend.   -.,'.-  To. Whom It���������"��������� May Goncern,  ,|^,.^;FtJRNI^L:';;''  . '"The" Mero'intiie Auctioneer, is'now  .prepared'to handle'all kinds of merchandise, mining stocks; &(i.' .  Parties wishing >o consult him,please  .address W. FURNIVAL, P. O. Box 117,  Sandon, B.C.  Licensed Auctioneer for the province.  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every .Representation' Guaranteed.  Is the Hairspring, and like the human organ, it sometimes  gets kinks in it; just does all "sorts of funny things without  any excuse or reason discoverable. . '���������'������������������ ,  Its takes a doctor to find.out the cause. '   ������������������-'���������"'-.  / AM A  ���������*n^t.>Sjriw%i',WH*M1isj'*.ii,w*������r*%in.Mui>i.in<������\.*'iid>"\,in^*.#*  ���������THE...  .SANDON, B, C.  v  KIDNEY; DISORDERS.  iZ.Mr. Maodbnagh, the new manager of  the new Reco hofei is here to open the  house in a few days. The building is  one of the best in the country ; the appointments and conveniencies are perfection, and Mr. Macdoriugh is one of  the foremost men in the province in  the business, so that the guests of. the  new hostelry may look for the best attention at a most comfortable hotel.  Easter Sunday was observed here in  the two churches by special services,  Scriptural and choral, as it was, undoubtedly, throughout the length and  breadth "of this and other Christian  lands, with but little variation. The  Methodists here, having a church of  their own, had the interior of tbe  building beautifully decorated with  suitable mottoes, cedar, flowers, drapes  etc.  Mr. D. McMillan has returned from  a tour of the south country in search  of a business.location. Of Fort Steele,  he has to say that its future is undecided until the railway reaches it. As  a resedental point he likes, Nelson ;  but he thinks business is quite done,  if not overdone. Ha, thinks, after all,  the prospects of Sandon are as substantial as any place he has seen, and  is likely to settle here in business.  The anxiety with the Klondyke supply houses in the coast cities now it  the ways and means to get rid of their  stocks, the boom having busted. It  would only be the answer to many an  honest prayer, if the half of them went  busted. The dodge, of most of them  was to sell to tenderfeet, for the money  they made out of it, knowing the venture of the tenderfeet was only a rush  to destruction.  Miss McDonald entertained a few of  her friends at tbe Balmoral on. Thursday evening. The following were the  successful players and priy.es secured  after an hour or two of progressive  whist: 1st prize���������Ladies' (silk glove  case), Mrs..W*.E. Sharp and Mrs. Donaldson tie, Mrs. Sharp winning in the  draw; gent's (smoking cap), Mr. C;iv-  anagh ; Booby prize���������Ladies (Pole on  Wbist), Miss Crawford ; gent's (junip-  ing-jack), Mr. Donaldson, who believes  in keeping up a hard-earned reputation.  Are responsible for a large propor-  lion of sickness. If you ha-ve weak, or  Lame Buck, Swelling of the Hauls and  Feet, Sediment in, the Urine, ��������� Dizzv  Spells, Rhevmatic P.u'ns, Loss of Mem-!  ory, Severe Headache's,-you may know  your.kidneys are disordered, and the  remedy for youis'Doan's Kidney Pills.  W ll N'i'P n "'.V Old Established House���������High  tthUlhU Grade Ulan or Woman, of good  church standing, to act as .Manager lien." and  doollice work and correspondence at their  home. Business already built up and established hero; Salary ������1)00. Enclose se!l'-ad-  dre.ssi.d .stamped envelope.for our terms to A;  P. T. Elder, General'Manager, 1S9 Mich, ave.,  Chicago, III.  The Weights of Brains.  Some interesting facts bearing on  the size and weight of the brain wore  given recentty by Sir William  Turner. In the case of Europeans the  average brain weight is from!49 ounces  to 50 ounces in man,- and from M  ounces to 45 ounces in woman. It is  interesting to note that even in newborn children the hoys have bigger  heads and heavier brains than the  girls. The brains of a number of men  of ability and intelluctual distinction  have been weighed, and ascertained to  be from 55 to 60 ounces. In a few exceptional cases, as in the bruins of  Cuvier and Dr. Abercrombie, the  weight has been more than 60 ounces,  but it should also be stated that brains  weighing 60 ounces and upward have  occasionally been obtained from persons who had shown no sign of intellectual eminence. Ou the other .hand  it has been pointed out that, if the  brain falls.below a certa'n 'weight it  cannot properly discharge its functions. This minimum weight for  civilized people experts have placed  nt 37 ounces for men and 32 ounces for  women.  TIHg SVSOST PROMPT,  Pleasant and Perfect Cure  for Coughs, Colds, Asthma,  Bronchitis, Hoarseness,  Sore Throat, Croup, Whoop-  ingf Cough, Quinsy, Pain in  the Chest and all Throat,  Bronchial and Lung Diseases.  The healing anti-consumptive virtues  of the Norway Pine are combined  in this medicine with Wild, Cherry  and other pectoral Herbs and Balsams to make a true specific for all  forms of disease originating from colds.  Price   -   25c. and .506.  SANDON. B.C.  American  Plan,   ������3.50 per day.   i  European   Plan,   $2.00 per day.   i  :\  .   "'    "V   ' C  ','... StiuctxA- First-class. \  '..;,,MRS. JI.^SMITH, Prop.     !  i.rt,M.ri������'M.*"i.n.('i,M,ri(r'i.r.,.i.*"..'ui"*.M.*n,M.r..M������'-������.������  And make it a business]to straighten put all the little troubles,  and get the sick watch on its proper diet, of time again.. Because you don't understand all the detail's: of a Watch is no  excuse for me to charge exorbitant prices for repairing. 1  charge what it is worth���������no more. If your Watch is dyspeptic bring it in. . . . ',,.',.     ;.'.���������.'..'.''".       ���������.',.���������  Bruce White.  WHITE  . N. J. Cavanaugh.  (MANAUGH  Manufacturers of and dealers  in Rough and Dressed Lumber a specialty.  m.,: -una   WORLD,  THR.CE-A-WE������HlEDiT!ON.  Estimates furnished'. ' V..  ."'-���������I Contactors'and'Builders.  OFFICE AND MILL. CODY...B. C.  MINING RECORDS.  Recorded   at  New Denver  . ��������� '��������� '       LOCATIONS.  April C���������Maine, Kiffht Mile, Walter Clough.  Florence Fraction, KourMile, W. H. Scott  W. Hunter.  IS and. Sonietinu-'s 24 Pages a Week���������  156 Papers a Year���������Published  ever}r Alternate Day except  Sunday.  The Thrice-a-Week Edition , of The  New York World is first . among all  ���������'weekly.'.papers in size, frequency of  publication, and the freshness, accuracy and variety of its contents.. It has  all the merits of a great ������6 daily.at the  price of a dollar weekly. Its political  news is prompt, complete,' accurate  and impartial'ns all its readers will  testify. Il, is'against the monopolies  and for the people.'  It prints the news of all the world,  having special correspondence from  nil important news points on the globe.  It has brilliant illustrations, stories by  great authors, a capital humor.pa-go.  complete inarkets, departments for .the  household, and wojien's work and  other special.departments of unusu ,1  interest. ���������.'.-'"  We offer this unequaled newspaper  and The Mining Review together one  vcar.for S3.00.  Transfer of Liquor License.  AYehereby e ve.notiee thntSOclays from this  date we intend to apply to the Board of Lleon-  seCoriitnlssinncrs, Sandon, for a transfer of  liquor- license from Bdrllett Bros., for the  Bartlelt House to ourselves.  .-',.   LOWKS & HARRINGTON,  Sandon, March 11th, 1S9S.   ..  ^���������rai������-s������W7rr.^2*'������J*3riaxW^  ���������aafHf������_S^*-sU^iIJih*_i i^:f..'..>f^.".'rihHiuYw..-y.... {,  WANTED  a man desires to  fill a steady, paying position and earn good wages I If  you are at present employed that need  not preventynu from sending us a postal-card to learn what we can do for yon:.  We have thelargest, most complete  and thoroughly;up-to-date nurseries in  tho Dominion.' There i.s a largely increasing demand for Home-grown Nursery Slock.  ALL SUPPLIES SENT FREE.  TRE TRIAL COSTS!YOU NOTHING  YOU GET YOUR PAY EVERY  'SATURDAY.  If you cannot give full timo to our  interests-we can arrange liberal terms  with you for part time. We 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 tell us you are open for an  offer and we will make you a proposition you will want to accept.  E. P. BLACKFORD I CO.,  '���������'\. Torontb'gOnt.  JEWELER AND OPTICIAN.  - Cj. *^*   *^"   ���������'P*   **7*   ���������'?"  .*",���������:..-.,:'..������������������..���������,':  ���������^v    ^s*     iff*    m7p*    ������^������ &  FOR SANDON/  M.-L. G-rimmett, l.l.b.  Batieister,    .Soijcit'ok,'   Notary  , Puplic, Etc.  Sandon,    B. C.  ������������Bg!g|������J!BSg������_r3ailiiraigiB_t^^  April 7���������Springtime,  Brandon.  Pour Jiile,   AV. II.  The Fireman's second dunce of the  season was held Easter Monday evening. Like the former one it was well  managed in all details and largely attended, though not as crowded as the  first, which added much to the comfort  of the dancers, if not to weight of the  Brigade's purse. As there has been no  committee meeting we are unable to  give a financial statement this week ;  but, as the attendance was all that  could be expected and expenses nominal, it must have resulted successful  financially as well as otherwise.  There are many tangible signs of  returning prosperity to this camp.  Many new faces are seen on the streets,  and the incoming trains are bringing  people in well nigh as fast as thpy  took,them out a few weeks a.ao. The  mines, too, are all preparing to increase  their staffs. Mr. White, of the Star,  says they will double their force in  the course of ten days or so,"wh������n the  water supply increases. The slides  on the upper hills are coming down  rapidly, which will enable the smaller  properties in the higher altitudes to  resume operations shortly. All these  agencies will tend to relieve the busi-  nees strain of the past few months, and  encourage the activity of tho placejfof  a yeaic ago.  ASSESSMENTS.  April.3���������Kybosh,  April 0���������Keystone, Torpedo,' Broken Lock.  April 7���������Bellevlow .Not!.  ' April !)���������Traveller, Glasco, Paymaster.  TRANSFERS.  April (I���������T)unf.cness i, Robin }. Norman lie-  xtUilnn to Joe I'ilon. April 2.  April 7���������Wonderful Bird, Kdward Tangbo  to LiigcncSlaiuiiird, April 7, .$7r,.  1 Hotel ������111  'Strictly First-class.  PORTMANN BR03.&"CO.,.l'ROPs.  Good  Sample Rooms.  Good Table.  The best Brands of Liquors and  Cigars.  RECO AVENUE, .SANDON.  FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS.  ������������������Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has boon  lived by millions of mothers for their children  while teething. If disturbed . at night arid  broken of your rest by a slek ehlUI, suffering  and crying with pain of cutting teeth. Send  at once and got a bottle <.l"Mrs. Winslow's  Soothing Syrup" for children teething. It  will relievo the poor little- suffererHminedlat-  iy. Depend upon It. mothers, there Is no  mistake about it. Itciiresdhtrrhoaa, regulates  the stomach and boweN, cures Wind"(,:olle,  softensthegums and reduces Inllivtnrnatlon,  and gives tone and energy to the system.  "JHi-k. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children  teething Is pleasant to tho taste and is the  prescription oi one of tlie oldest and best  femalephysir.i.-ins and nurses In the United  Slates. Price twenty-tive cents a hottlc.  Said by all druggists throughout the world.  Ite sure and ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing  Syrup."  k  We want,a number of families to do  work (or ns >it home, whole or spare  llnve.. The work we send our workers  Is quickly and easily done, and returned by parcel pout as'finished. Good  money made at home. For particulars  ready to commence send name and  address. Till-. STANDARD SUPPLY  CO., Dopt. B., London, Ont.  AGENTS.���������Book business is better than for  years past; also have better and faster selling books. Agents clearing from $10,000 to  $-10,000 weekly. A few leaders are: "Queen  Victoria," "Lire of Mr. Gladstone," -'My  Mother's Rible Stories," ���������'.Progressive Speaker." "IClondyko Gold Fields," "Woman."  "Glimpses of the Unseen," Breakfast, Dinner  and Supper,","Canada: an Encyclopedia."  Hooks on time. Outfits free to canvassers.  THE BRADLEY-GAKRETSON CO.. Limited,  Toronto.  TAILORING, GLEANING, REPAIRiNG AND DYEING.  Bidlingmeyer's Old Stand.  Prices Reasonable. "'  ���������STEVE ENOX, Proprietor.  ASK-  -#  ���������������������������;Acting.,011 instructions from the creditors of CRAWFORD  & flcfllLLflN ail the present -'stock...'.will be disposed of  immediately, regardless of price���������rock-bottom prices.. ��������� Come  early and secure some of our great bargains./-;  GOODENOUGH BLOCK.  Q" 'ip   "A*   ���������&���������   'ie   ���������&���������  ������������������*���������  ���������sfe*  ���������&���������  ���������&���������  *&���������  ���������&��������� ***?  DENTIST.  BLACK'S HOTEL, SANDON.  All work promptly executed.  SLOGAN 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.   .  Lawerence ���������&. -McKenzie4.  mmmUsm  THE BEER THAT  Ml LWAU K E'.E". FA'Mp UJ  ������9EQ0I.LLEO FOR TABLE USB,'  FOR SALE BY  Hotel Sandon,  Sandon, B. C.  iii  Everything Up-to-date  in our line.   A fine selection of "Worsts  eds, Tweeds and Fancy "VeatingB.  Agents' for the Dominion Piano  and Organ Co.  Kt-t-'i-^gi-g-p-'Ef^^  At Sandon, Rossland, Kelson, Kaslo,'Pilot Bay and Three Forks.  Sandon. Slocan City.  LIFE'S REDiSTKEAM.  When the blood is pure and rich,  health and vitality are carried to all  parts of the body. When it is impure  or watery, the seeds of disease germinate and grow. To clear the blood current of ;vll impurities, to mako it rich  and health giving there is nothing to  equal thclstandnrd blood remedy, Burdock Blood Bitteis.  TO'CURE COLD IN.'ONE DAY.  TakeLaxativeBromo Quinine Tablets.  A.11 druggists refund the money if it  failsto cure.   25 cents.  Full Prices.. CorrectJSelection  -^v   Ropes ct Tags Furnished Free  g*\  TALLOW, QINSEN������5, 5ENECA.  5������������" Write fo'r Circular giving LatesT^Market Prices.'  Immetjiati! Rkmitta noes.  No Commission Chatiged.  200 FIRST AVE.. NORTH,  nmnmvoLu, mnn)  *.WHEN IN SANDON STOP AT THE  SANDON, B. C.  Headquarters for Mining  and Commercial Men.  Rates $2.50 to $4.00 per day.  . ***  R. CUNNING, Proprietoe.  WHEN YOU ARE AT BEAR LAKE STOP AT THE  FIRST-CLASS HOTEL.  . RATES���������$2.00 PER DAY;S*10.50 PER sWEEK.  H. I. McDonald, Proprietor.  * i'l������  'M  $  I  J  '��������� y?i  .���������   :":���������-^.i.-je",*i.- .-���������'���������. * W.'��������� f,  .     .������������������.������������������;������������������ ".-j.V   ^jti      .������������������*"'ui_- ^'j  r-"f ������������������ -=?������������������?.���������* .n"^. ^p^-~  "'���������'ii'^'.-i.^r- 3K:.-Vj.f"i'-i.C',sJ,ri.'~"rV;  ���������"l^ifl?  t-  ������it  .-���������������v-'  a. --W---  if *    ������.-

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