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Array VOL. 1.    NO. 42.  -'���������r"  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1898.  PRICE FIYE CENTS.  WHAT SHOULD BE DONE.  A correspondent in   our local confrere last week lakes up the ground of  action for  die Kootenay country, that  we have been  suggesting  for  several  weeks past���������it is that all interested in  this section should take some decided  action to better advertise  the capabilities of this country.    The whole  cry  now is "Klondyke,"   simply  because  that section has been   advertised   far  and   wide,   through a   few successes  made in   that   territory.    The   public  hear nothing of the failures, or of the  many   thousands     who   have   taken  means there  and are yet  taking them  there   only   to   lose   all   and   return  wrecks financially and physically.    We  venture   the opinion   that if one-tenth  of the failures in   either  or  both   of  these respects   that  have taken place  and are weekly occurring were known  to  the   world, it would have , a  most  marked effect in opening  the eyes of  deluded   humanity.    All this will, of  course, come  in time   in  the  natural  order of things ��������� but  in the  meantime  the  ignorance of the   northern   gold  / hunters of the fate   that  awaits them,  has a   most/,'depressing  eflect  on the  progress    of   the   whole    Kootenay  country.  Under the circumstances we repeat  that all interested-the councils, Boards  of Trade, mine and prospect holders,  owners, of real estate and business  men should take hold and act collectively in placing before those Klondyke bound, and those who are returning thence having had enough of  jc���������and the- number is not few���������the  supeiioradvantages of West Kootenay,  regardless of special locality.  ' Lef  us   more  practically illustrate  our  subject matter.     It is now  conceded theie are, or will be a little later  on  in   the  season,   at least 6o,coo,  50,000   of whom at  least  are   adult  males, reaching out for their share of  ���������the golden harvest of the north, which  is estimated at  from   $15,000,000 to  $18,000,000.    Supposing it is  $20,-  000,000,which it will not be.that would  be   $400 apiece, when less than   four  or five times that amount wjll not take  ���������a man there, locate Jiim and carry lfim  comfortably, in that  inhospjtable'-iitg-  ion, through a year.    There   is, then,  the absolute proof,  as   Mr. Whytc   of  the   C P. R. put it   the  other  day,  there  will be  $100,000,000 spent' by  Klondykers the present year in an attempt   to   secure   one-fifth    of   that  amount in gold, and the great bulk of  the  adventurers  contracting   diseases  through cold, hardship and want  that  will stick   to them  through   their natural, or rather unnatural lives, as they  will shoiten   their days.    Placing the  maiter in its reasonable, natural light,  this is the future for Klondykers.    Of  course a limited few, perhaps one in a  hundred, may meet  with   fortune   in  striking, a rich cjaim, and be enabled  to return wealthy.    But   the question  is, "Is it wise to breast all. the consequences leading up to the ultimate for  the sake of one chance in a hundred ?"  These are the possibilities and certainties  of the   frozen   north,   and   they  stand in striking contrast with the possibilities of West Kootenay.    There is  no speculation about this : The returns  show $7,5000,000   of ore   was taken  out of this country last season,and that  by not more   than  3,000 of an   adult  male population associated  with   the  industries one way or an other, equaling  $2,840 apiece.    Taking, cost of  transport, cost of living, etc.   into account   in the two   couniries,    to   say  nothing of a comparison between living  V,i as good a climate and with as good  legislation  as there are under the sun  and   a  climate   almost  unendurable,  where cut-throat and lynch law are the  prevailing forms of justice.   This is an  honest   compaiison of the facts,   and  we feel confident that if a united effort  of all  interested   were made  to place  matters in this light before those going  to and coming from that frozen north,  jt would, do much towards securing a  measure of the necessary activity here  to which our resources   are  offering  every day opportunities.-  We are aware there are some wh6  will say, "Oh. yes; but the outputs of  your mines to which you refer all go  into the pockets of foreign millionaires, and it would take a mint to buy  a paying property in your country."  Even if this were all true, which it is  not, as all pur paying mines are not  owned by outsiders, and all our paying  properties are not held at high prices,  it would not alter the situation one  iota. Every property in these parts was  at one time in their history bought for  a few hundred dollars, some of them  at even less; and if some of them fell  into the hands of outsiders, it is simply  because there were no residents ready  to put small sums of money into them.'  The history of the Slocan country, at  least, is that where a few hundred dollars are expended in developing properties, one in every three, for even a  larger percentage, turns out satisfactorily.  No one need hope to go to the  Klondyke, now adays at least, with  less than from $1,500 to $2,000, and  if every six to ten of such men, so supplied, would come to this section, they  have ample means to buy promising  properties, and piosecute operations  until they become self-sustaining and  even profitable. The fact that a few  outsiders now own some of our best  propei ties has no significance at all, as  there is no limit, in this district, to  properties that under moderate expenditure in development would turn  out as well as any that are now in full  operation.  We repeat again that those of our  people who are financially interested  in this country cannot afford to lose a  day in placing all these facts before  those in search of wealth in our northern latitudes.  The best means of securing the end  would be through an organization that  would place good men at all coast  outfitting points, where they would  meet, going and coming, the classes of  men for whom our district offers fitting  indpeements. 0 They would, of course,  meet with the opposition of the outfitters, but it is a maiter of self-interest  with them, which would weigh but  little in the balance with the needs for  national development.  now running between those ports for a  passenger and freight service between  Vancouver and Australia. Whcm this  is clone, a fast line will he established  between Quebec and Halifax and Liverpool, reducing the time of passage  to three and one-half days. The C. P.  R. will th'-n be able to take a pas-  sengrerat Euston and land him Jit Yokohama without transferring him to  any other line. This, Sir William  says, it will be able to do by 1900.  I (It OF II.  Where Can It be Found in Britisn  Columbia ?  i; ii III ill II 111!.: ill! nil  A BIRTHDAY PARTY  Given   By the Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian   Church.  A very pleasant and social time was  spent by those who aUen'd'-d - the  Ladies' Aid Birthday party on All  Fools' day ' in Virginia hall. The invitations were sent with a little silk  bag in which the invited ones could  place a cent for every year of their  Jives. Did the bags always tell the  truth ? Ar.yway the Aid realised some  ������43 to add to tho organ fund. Rev. J.  Clellend took the chair' calling on the  different entertainers, the chairman  proving a whole host in himself,  self. Mrs. W. 1. Williams gave a recitation in a pleasing style. The Sandon Quintette���������Mosd.imes, McDonald,  Pitts, Clelland, McMillan, and Mis������;  Skinner���������brought down the house in a  song, sustaining the several parts quite  up to the standard. Mr. Fallows was  the accompanist, besides favoring the  company with a son". Mrs. Pitts sang  a solo which was much appreciated.  Other features of the evening, besides  the social season, were connundiums  by several ladies, a splendid April Fool  game indulged in by twenty of the  audience on the platform to tho evident delight of the other portion of the  audience, and an "art" exhibit���������a very  choice collection of rare and ancient  bric-a-brac, pottery, implements of  war (both of civilized and savage people), curios from the vegetable and  the animal kingdoms, etc., ail of Wiiich  had to bo mien to be appreciated. Refreshments were servt.il a la bon-bons  and after sume more music :md ������ aong  by Mr. Clelland n\n\ tho consequent  response, the very pleasant evening  was brought to a elope bv tlie hearty  singing of the National Ant hem.  To the Kditor of The Mining Review:  As far as I have been able  to learn,  every deputation sent this year to   interview   the   Local  Government   has  received abundent promisesof support.  This is their old   scheme to   win   the  elpctionft.   They should be judged  by  what they have done, not >>y what they  say they intend to do; and if you   will  allow the uso of your space for  a   discussion of these matters, it may prove  of interest to the electors.     Evidently  they sized'our delegate  up   to   be   no  Canadian, and   not   conversant   with  Canadian affairs, so they proceeded  to  stuff him,   never   dreaming   that   he  would   publish   it.      What   grade   of  schools ha/e wo, let  me  ask?      Why,  public schools of course,   and   it   has  been the custom of this government to  raise individual salaries whenever they  fancied they would gain votes by doing  so.   The salaries  in  ungraded   public  schools range all the way from  ������50  to  $100   per " month     ut    the    present  time. Some years ago a certain Trustee  Board hired a teacher whose views, on  matters noliticul, did not coincide with  those of the government.   The government tried even- means in their power  to get him fired,   but   failed   until   in  their distress they   hud   to   close   the  seoool. Then thej had the law changed  so that the executive   could   overrule  the decision of a  Trustee   Board.     It  was pointed out in   tlie   Assembly   at  the time that this  was   a   scheme:   to  make schools  a party   machine.     Of  course, they denied it, but  what   was  the result ?   They  ordi-red   a   Trustee  Board   to   discharge    an    opposition  teacher, <".r have  (heir   school   closed.  Tho Board, being backed   by   a   large  majority of the people, refused, so the  teacher discharged himself rather than  see tl"e school closed.    Yet they   succeeded in cancelling the teacher's corticate.   Once,'in order to raise the repu  tation of a friend,   they   had   the   examination papers of his pupils marked  higher than those of a senior  divison.  Then the teacher of the senior division  kicked, and they claimed they had forgotten to read the Latin paper.-*..    They  then read these papers wi'h the result  that those who   knew   nothing   about  the subject   were   rated   higher   than  those who iveru proficient 111 it.     This  was too much for their friends in   Lhe  Assembly to overlook,  so   the   papers  were demanded, but   thoy   h.id   been  burned,- and the teacher's certificate of  the  senior  division,   was    cancelled.  Dozens of other instances can he given  to show that the schools are run   on  a  party basis which explains the raising  of all Lhe salaries just  before elections.  One of the   executive   on   being   told  certain things were opposed to  public  opinion   exclaimed.    *'P n     public  opinion", and the way they have the  Electoral Districts they can do this,  for the minority have ruled ever since  thoy got the reins of power. The present oppositien represent the majority  of tho electors. ^  .Scribe.  Now Denver, April 2nd.  Improving the Creek.  CHURCH    NOTES.  Methodist, Rev. A SI. S m'furd, A.B.,  pastor.���������Regular services, will be held  to-morruw at 11 a. id. and 7.30 p.m.  Easter sermons and Eanter music.  Everybody invited.  Pkeshyteuian.���������Rev. J. Cf> Hand will  preach as usual in the Virginia hall,  to-morrow at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.  ���������Union Sabbath School at 2.30 p.m. in  the Methodist church.  C. P. R. Steamers for Japan.  While in New York Sir William V,ui  Home is reported to have made the  following statement in an interview:  The O. P- R- expects at an early date  to build three big ocean liners about  the size of the Teutonic, and place  them on the route between Vancouver  and Yokohama when they are ready.  Some 40 or more men are now at  work with shovel and pick preparing  the way to cribbing the creek. No  doubt this work is imperatively demanded, but at the same time we  would suggest caution as to city liabilities until it is fully seen what is to be  the outcome of the present depression.  In this work the first object should be  to make the channel large enough to  carry off our largest spring freshets  without overflowing. The channel  should then bo entirely cleared of all  boulders,logs,etc.,that occasionally fall  in the stream, and sufficiently strong  breakwaters ought to he built at the  entrances; 10 prevent any further ac-  c'umulaubn in the channel; but doubtless all this is being looked after. As  soon as the resources of the place will  permit, tho stream might- be  planked and used us a highway nnd all  the si-wage of the pl-icTFcarricd' off by  it.' The effort should be in the employment of laborers to t;ive the work as  far as possible to deserving residents,  which we understand is being done.  CATCH COLD.  It is their intention to -utilize the boats   drug stores.  It's an easy thing to do, but it's just  n������ easy to get cured if you tak mot-  Pine Syrup.     Cests   only   25c,   at all  It is quite e\-i/l( nt that if the local  papers of this country would do less  bIowing,and stick more to actual facts. 1  it would bo infinitely better fur the  country. There is no questioning the  fact thai the whole of Lhe Kootenay  country is rich in minerals, but that  some districts are richer than others  goes witheut saying, jib it is only the  verifying of nature; but yet a glance  al the local prces would show the  casual reader that every 'hamlet has  the Eldorado of the whole country.  This is misleading, nnd in the. end can  result only in injury lo the district so  represented. An a nnilter of fact, the  whole country is yet. but in its infancy,  and where the best mines may yet be  found, no <.ne has the slight' st conception. The bett'.r plan ihen is to stick  to tin; fact-j in speaking of localities,  and leave the possibilities of fancies  to he determined by the future. To  read the Bnssland Miner, one would  think there was no^acelnjho whole  country that had a'~promipiiig"'future  but Uossland,and so on of the rest of the  papers. Better again we say stick to  the facts.  Rossland may yet be surrounded by  mfiK.-i, every one of which will be millions to its owners, and lhe same mav  he Lrue of 100 other [daces ; but so . far  no one knows it, and no one should  assert it as a fact.  The Review sometimes has been  brought to task because we do not  more frequently blow up our surroundings in articles with large scare headlines ; but, this we will not do. We  always give the facts as fully as we  cajviiBcertain them; but we see no'  substantia] service to 11 e. place in giv-'  ing fancies for r-nalilios.  The truth about   the   place,   as   we  have given it from lime to time, shows  that as a mining camp   and a' field for  profitable investment, as far as   actual  mining has been done, shows it to   be  without a peer, and this should  carry  its own   convictions.     Tho   glory   of  Rossland appears to be'the Ln. Itoi.aivT  so far its dividends are  but  $780,000;  and the aggregate dividends of all   the  mines of the place are but   about   one  million dollars.   It is true   thoy   may  live years hence have ten   limrs   that  amount but no one knows it-  Contrast the silver mines of Sandon.  So far the Payne has ?1 800,000  to   its  credit or nearly double that of all  the  Bossland mines put   together.     The  Star has paid  ������400,000   to   its  shareholders ; the Reco $287,000 ; the Ruth,  Queen Bess,   Rambler Cariboo,. Idaho,  Last Chance and a dozen ol other properties largo sums in proportion to expenditures on the properties ; but   yet  we see no sense in repeating the statement week after   week   in   scores   of  .variations. We say now and that without   fear   of  successful   con tradition,  that mining silver .md lead in the Sandon district has fur   every   dollar   expended brought four times  the profits  to the investors, o''mining any   other  metal in any other part of the country.  Then what more is   ecessay to   bring  conviction to any sensible mind. With  trams and concentrators it costs much  less to place silver-lead ores on the cars  ton for ten than it costs to place  gold  bearing quartz there;   i.nd  operations  so far show they average per ton about  $110 while the Le  Roi   produces   but  $34.   Surely an investor  can   require  nothing more   convincing   than   this.  This is the best return from the best  gold mine   in   the   count,   while   the  richest silver-lead mine in the country,  or in the world  for   that   matter���������the  Reco   produces   double   the    average  value of silver for its owners.  The facts we want to emphasic are  these: Silver mining in this country  the past five years has yielded double  the revenues to their owners than have  tho gold mines; it is much more easily  handled than gold ore; and the hills  around Sandon from the best proof  available arc everywhere ribbed with  as rich seams as tiny that are now being worked and turning out such an  abundance of wealth to the owners.  These are facts in every respect alto-  gclher uncolorcd and can be fully verified for any one who has the. curiosity  to make investigation.  maximum and minimum tolls on orc-a,  and to cancel the charter in case of  ev..sion.  The road will leave the present line  at some point on the Columbia riwr  between Marcus and Nortiiport. If it  starts from Marcus, (he line will go  directly uj. the Kettle river. If from  Northport, it will 1 robably cross the  Spokane &Xorthern'bridge there, come  down the Columbia river five or fcix  miles to Flat crook, and swinj; up that  creek towards Kettle river, crossing the  boundary at C'uM-.-id<. i ity.  Either route will take it by the  mouth of Curlew creek, and at that  point it will he within 18 miles of Republic. Well informed mining men  believe it will bo at Curlew creek by  October, or November at the latest.  That will solve the transportation  problem for the Eureka district. It is  considered probable that the line will be  extended froni Curlew creek directly  into Republic, but even if the building  of that line should be delayed until  next year, there will bo but an 18-mile  haul to the railroad, and that over a  splendid road with easy grades.    '  ment Company. Capital, $1,000,009  in $1 shares. Head office Waitsburg,  Walle Walla country, Wash. S.-F  Griawold, Rossland, attorney.  Puget Sound Iron Co. Capital $500,-  000 in 510 shan s. Head officp, San  Francisco, Cal. Samuel M. Robbing,  N.maimo, attorney.  Upper Yukon Company. Capital  $35,000 in $1 shares Head office,  Seattle W. H. Bone, Victoria, attorney.  Walla Walla Mining,Milling & Smel-  Company. Capital, *300,000 in 81  shares. Head office, Walla Walla,  Wash. Smith Curtis, Rossland, attorney.  -���������aw**-  With Scissors and Pen.  GOVERNMENT SUSTAINED.  Mr.  Hume's Motion for a Lack of Confidence was Lost.  Victoria, March 31.���������In the bueget  debate in the legislature to-day, Mr.  Hume moved the following amendment  to the motion for the committee of supply :  Whereas, The estimates of revenue  and expenditure as submitted, show  that the estimated expenditure exceeds  by $539,222.30 the estimated revenue,  and  Whereas, The first report of public  accounts committee shows nn over  draft of ������199,254.05 at the Bank of  British Columbia, and  Whereas, The estimates of expenditure generally show the most complete  disregard of economy, and  Whereas the administration of affairs of the province has not been carried on in such a way as best to conserve the public interest,  Therefor the government has forfeited all claim to the house and country.  This amendment was lost on a party  division of 13 to IS. Mr. Higgins, who  lately rrsigucd the speakership, voted  with tho, minority, and so did Mr.  Kellie, who, since the last session, .has  declared his independence of the government party..  The city council met on Monday  evening last in council chamber, all  present but Aid. Mighton and Cunning.  Communication of Water and Light  Co. and Steam Heating Co. promising  to look into matters. '  The offer of Manufacturers Guarantee Co. for bonds for treasurer at j of 1  por cent, and collector at *J of one per  cent., were accepted.  Motion of Switzer and Hunter���������A  license for L. H. Wright as night and  day scavenger.  Switzer���������Crawford���������Chief of the Fire  Department was authorized to purchase $28 worth of Siamese valve connections.  Hunter���������Broddy���������An impression for  corporate seal wae accepted���������a man  drilling through -i rock.  The monthly reports of officials were  accepted, but they were all formalities. '  The financial statement for the  quarter was laid over for the auditor's  statement. ' '  WALKER IS DISGDSTED.  Ore Shipments.  Although traffic on the railways was  completely blocked through snowfalls  lor several weiks the past winter, our  ore shipments lor the past three  months have come.out nicely.  They are as follows:  Mines. Tons.  Payne 3,530  Ruth  1,280  Last Chance     760  Slocan Star     320  Reco :     280  Quern Bess      175  Ajax      33  Goodenough      20  Sovereign      20  Fountain Fraction        5  Wonderful Bird        1  .Total    He Does Not Think Much of Wrangle,  Skagway and Dyea.  Frank J. Walker, who left here a  short time since for the purpose of trying his fortune in one of the mushroom towns that have sprung up along  the line of the road to Klondyke, wrote  from Wrangle a few days since to C.F.  Jackson, of this city. He visited Dyea  and Wrangle and says that these boom  towns are on the wane, and that the  majority of those who'a'fe"there"are  figuring on how they can get out  whole. The boom has about died out.  The returning Klondykers who .pass  through these places seem to be billed  to points in Canada 'and the United  States like an express package. No  matter how much gold they have with  them they do not spend* anything in  these towns. They seem to be anxious  to get into more civilized places before  they spend anything, and regard the  settlements mentioned in much the  same way as a traveller looks at a way  station. Jennie L. Stone, the lady  broker, formerly of Rossland, opened a  place as a concert hall for two nights,  but it was such a frost that she closed  it and turned it into a lodging house,  which she calls the International. It  is Mr. Walker's intention to return to  Rossland within the next few days unless there is a very material change in  Lhe situation.���������Miner.  A block of claims on Pyramid creek  has been sold to a British syndicatr\  Ali told the Fidelity near Silverton  has turned out 195 tons of ore so far.  The tunnel on the Colossal group is  in 85 feet, with a good showing of  mineral.  There are 1,000 tons of ore on the  wharf at Ten Mile Creek awaiting an  advance in the price of silver.  The British American corporation  has made the final payment on the  Columbia & Kootenay. Mr. Carlyle  will he'in Rossland in a few days to ���������  arrange for work on this and ether  properties purchased by the corporation.  A half-interest in the Morris group,  Fort Steel, has been sold to an English  company on condition that S45 006  shall be expended during a period of  throe years, $10,000 each year on the  property and $5,000 in cash to the  owners.  We notice from our East Kootenay  exchanges that tne Fort Steele district  is coming very prominently to the  front, many sales of claims having been  recently made to some English syndicates, who will operate extensively the  coming season in that district.  The Adams group have 3 men doing  development work. Tw������ assay returns  just received went 112 ozs. in silver  from the old workings andj.16 ozs. silver and 76 per cent, in the face of their  new tunnel. The ledge varies from  3 to 6 feet in width of concentrating  ore.  A report from Rossland says that  the Pearl and Ruby fractions, formerly Known as the Ivanhoe, lying near to  theLe Roi, have been purchased by an  English syndicate. The report lacks  confirmation, as also the amount paid  for the claims. Work is to be started  at an early date.  KETTLE RIVER ROAD;  6,424  This represents at least a gross value  of $056,000, or a net profit of $400,000  to mine owners. But this is not all,  several of the mines, such as the Reco  and the Star .and many of the smaller  ones have quantities of ore in sacks  or otherwise awaiting shipment, which  would swell the figures to a much  larger amount.  Death Sentence Commuted.  Probable    route    by   Which    Boundary  Country Will be Reached.  Ottawa, April 1.���������In the Kettle  River Valley Railroad Cmirter bill reported yesterday, by the railway committee of the House of Commons,there  were certain amendments. The most  important one reserves to thegovernor-  general-in-council   the   power  to  fix  Everyone in the Kootenay will remember the efforts made last fall Lo  find the whereabouts of a miner named  Jack Quincy, who it was said, could  prove that Henri' Creamer did not  commit the murder of a woman and a  child in Seattle. Creamer was sentenced to be ha mrcd on Thursday of  last week, but an hour or two before  the time set for execution, Governor  Rogers commuted tho death sentence  to imprisonment for life.  YANHORNE'S OPINION.  Regrets the Senate's Action-An Alternative Route.  A TORONTO TOBACCONIST.  M. J. Bretz, 104 Church Street, Toronto, the popular tobacconist, says he  was troubled with weak and intermittent action of the heart, was sleepless,  nervous and losing flesh. Three boxes  of Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills  completely cured'hirh.  Extra-ProYincial Companies.  (registration).  Chrysolite Gold Mining and Develop-  Montreal, April 2.���������Sir William Van  Home spoke as follows on the Senate's  rejection of the Yukon railway bill.  "I do not wish to be under stood as  criticising the action of tlie Senate.but  I am unable to appreciate reasons that  led them lo the rejection of the bill,  and I regret it because it means tho  1 loss of a year at least in affording the  urgently needed facilitif-R for supplying the great number of people who  aro going to the Yukon country, and  in providing for the in teres, ts of Canada by trade in that country. As far  as I can see, the only thing that can  t>c done now is to provide for a line by  the Chilcoot route, if the freedom of  that can be secured by arrangement  with the United.States."  Sandon Ore Shipments.  The following is a list of or������ shipments over the K. & S. from Sandon  for the week ending April 8:  .  MINE. ,    TONS  Payne .. ....100  Ruth ..100  Last Chance  39  Total...  Models on View.   "���������  The models of the statutes of Her  Maj. sty and of the Hon. Alex. Mac-  Kenzie. which it is proposed to erect  on the grounds in front of the Parliament buildings; Ottawa, are on exhibition in the National Art Gallery.  ' "Mr. G.W. Hill, of Montreal, under "  the name of "Pax" competes for both  statutes His model for the Queen  represents her sitting, carrying the  ball and sceptre. At the base of the  pedestal is a lion and a sitting figure  of a child, and at the corners shields  bearing the names ol the chief colonies. The figure of the Queen represents her as she was about twenty or  twenty-five years ago. His model for  the Mackenzie monument is a very  ambitious one. It calls for an elaborate base with seats in classic Grecian  style. The figure of Mackenzie represents him at the time he was in politics. The profile of the face is not  pleasing, though the front view is like  'that of mo-t pictures oft .edeadstates-  mim  Hamilton MacCarthy's figure of  MacKenze seems to be much more  natural and the pose is take from a  picture of tho ex-premier while making  a speech in the House. The figure  and carriag3 are very life like and the  head is modelled from a bust of Mackenzie made from life.  F. Herbert, designer of the statues  of Sir George Cartif r and Sir 'John A.  Macdonald on Parliament Kill, has  two models for the Queen's 6tatue and  one for Mr. iMackenzies. His Mackenzie model is a sitting figure and at the  base of the pedestal are figures of "Justice" and of a youth itudying an architectural drawing, a mason's plumb  also lying near by. One of the models  of Her Majesty is a bust, the other a  very pleasing full height figure. It  represents the Quocr. at middle nge  and on its base is a figure of a lion and  Canada. The detail is very fine, and  the whole well proportioned. Only  three models of the statue for the  Queen are shown. There are several  other of Mackenzie.  TWO CENT POSTAGE.  Government Introduces   a   Bill   to   Cut  Letter Rates.  Ottawa, April 1.���������Mr. Mulock introduced a bill in the commons this afternoon reducing domestic.letter postage  rate from 3 cents 2 cents per .ounce.  For carriage of newspapers it is proposed that 1-2 cent per pound will- be  charged, 1-4 cent per pound will be  charged after January, 1899, and  another 1.4 centafter Julj, 1S99.  The new rate on letters shall come  into force, by proclamation. Another  feature of the bill is the free carriage  .239  ' of books for the blind.  ���������   M  m  EW  m  ���������ass  (Vt-'i-;-  -*g**3--,-i-?--^^ ^ W������  *  -fcAiSS���������"*L *������������������,   i  ���������*i -;v - -*���������->������������������:" -  ���������">,". THE MINING- REVIEW.  SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1896.  The Mining Review  SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY ..APRIL 9, 1898.  Subscription S2.00 Per 'Year .,,'"',,-  STKlOaTA", in Advxace.'  IMMIGRATION.  Notwithstanding  all that the Canadian governments,  Federal and Pro-  vincial, are doing to encourage immigration to our shores, from the mother  country, in the matter of arrivals, we.  are faring badly.    It is. computed  by  the   English   Boards  of  Trade'' and  other'sources of information   that in  1896 over   60,000 people   emigrated  from Great Britain, and Canadian re-  turns show that Canada got but 5,72s  ol the number, or less than'one-tenth,  while   the  United States  gave shelter  to 39,700 of the number.    This, fact  taken into consideration   with the circumstance that large numbers of Americans every year, of late'.',- come here to  engage in mining,agriciilture and other  industries,   and   commercial   pursuits  affords an object lesson to   which our  governments should give careful attention.    No doubt the circumstance that  the United States is more populous and  has already more settlers  from   Great  Britain, who are continually writing to  their   relatives   and   friends to   come,  and settle with them,   has much to do  with   the   influx of British  emigration  to that country; but it alone is not the  only   explanation���������others   must    be  sought for in other channels. .  We believe the political feeling of  this country���������running . as high as it  docs, leading one party to declare the  policy of the other is ruining the country, which cries are read extensively  abroad���������have had, to the present,  much to do with our retarded settlement, and declamations against railway and other monopolies have had  their marked and damping influences.'  Another and more obvious cause lies  in the fact that our resources, capabilities, opportunities and advantages  are not sufficiently made known to the  artisans, agriculturists and laborers  of that country. ������������������''".  It is safe to say that from 25,000 to  35,000 of the 125,000.people of British Columbia are Americans. It is  also a fact that at least one-fifth of the  agriculturists of Manitoba and the  Territories are Americans, and every  one knows " the other: provinces  have a fair sprinkling of settlers from  across the lines. These facts of them-  selves'are absolute proof that no matter what outsiders may think or say,  the Americans themselves, not. only  think, but actually know, that their  own country does not offer better  opportunities for the investment of  brains, experience, capital and labor  than Canada does. It appears to, us  that, if while the Canadian governments are making expenditures on immigration literature, they would give  full prominence in their publications, to the number of Americans  there arc to-day in the diferent provinces, in the different lines of business  and industries, with the capital they  have invested, it would be the strongest argument obtainable of the superiority, in these several lines, of the  openings of Canada over those of the  American States.  No one will deny that the principal  thing Canada requires is capital to  develop "its resources ; but with the  emigration from Great Britain annually must go a certain amount of capital and with that invested here there  is a field for a relative employment of  labor. For development the one is  useless wfthout the other. Now, we  believe that Manitoba, the Territories  and British Columbia offer remunerative openings for from fi/e.-to ten millions of actual farmers, who could  locate comfortably with from $500  apiece upwards. The rapid removal  of Americans from the United States  ually engaged in mining last year having taken out nearly $9,000,000  worth of ore���������a circmstancc never surpassed in any part of the known world  before���������there are openings for extensive employment of labor and investment of capital and experience in all  the other callings of life. Great Bri-  tain'and the other countries of Europe  have in excess of population���������all the  men, means, experience and talent  lying'comparatively profitless, that, are  required to meet these necessities; and  the propositions for the governments  to consider, is, are they employing the  best means to bring these to this country. There are some who argue, our  trade policy has been a barrier in the  way of the. proper settlement of Canada ; butxyidently those who. come to  that conclusion alone do not look  deep into the subject. Article for  article the United States are. infinitely  ;t higher protected country than ever  Canada was, or than ever it is likely to  be under any governriient,: and results  show that its exports ' have continually  increased and its imports as rapidly  diminished until now' they are more  than self-sustaining. - No doubt their  protection has not always been on  identical lines with, those, of this country; and in many instances there arc  arguments for high and'low, duties, that  cannot be made applicable here, so  that the trade question of any country  under any circumstances should' be  one simply of internal economy, . and  if employed in.that channel.only must  prove serviceable ,to immigration���������instead of being a bar to it���������as well as  to older settlers. Considering all the  circumstances, it leads one forcibly to  the conclusion that if instead; ofspehd-  ���������irig large sums annually on agents and  agencies, the governments of, Canada  would encourage the publication of  newspapers and periodicals for extensive circulation in.all European countries, that would deal honestly with our  resources, the success of men in all  provinces in all callings, who have  thriven on limited or moderate  means ' would be assured. " The annual immigration : to , our country  from the'Uiiited States., Australia and  other countries .1.6 which 'many European emigrants annually go, of men of  limited means, who are making, not  only, success for themselves, but  competencies for their families, would  be holding' before the classes of.  people we,desire, the incontrovertable  fact that Canada ofall other countries  oflered   the . proper  inducements  for  THE-POSTAL THIEF.  BT CHARLES B. LEWIS.  European settlers. In showing them  that emigrants from the country to  which they first thought of going, prefer Canada to their, native .country, is  an argument that carries its own conviction. In ' fact it is the most convincing proof that can possibly be  advanced. :.  locating themselves in Canada is all  the argument that need be advanced  to demonstrate this; and with that settlement of agriculturists should come  double as many more, to retain the  equilibrium of demand in settlements  engaged in the diflerent other callings  ���������labor, artisanship, mercantile, etc.,  etc. In this province-also there is an  unlimited field for the mining element.  Properly employed and properly invested sums ranging from $500 .upwards can accomplish all the ends of  reasonable expectation in the principal  industry of this country���������mining; and  with the field reasonably filled in this  way corne numerous openings for  labor/skill and mercantile investments.  With our mining opportunities reasonably \taken up���������and they are unequalled���������less than  10,000 men  act-  Becatise of the present depressed,  price of silver, several holders of silver  mining claims arc talking of petitioning the' .Local assembly to have , the  law so changed as to relieve them from  the necessity of performing animal assessment work on uncrown properties.  This is hardly an expeditious move.  In /the first place, as development  work on- new claims is rarely or never  done out of the proceeds of the mines,  the value of the ore to be reached  later on lias nothing to do with either  the,past or present value of expenditure. A company who have a shipping mine could raise, as an argument  against prosecuting work, the price of  ore, as the work has to be paid for out  of ore produced; but such an argument has no force when applied to  mere assessment work on an undeveloped property. Granting the prayer  of such a petition could only result in  the locking' up of many .properties and  prevent them fro 111 falling into hands  that would do something with them.  Some may say that owing to :the low  price, of silver they are unable.to raise  the necessary means, on the strength  of their prospects, to prosecute assessment; 'but the contention is not a very  forcible one. All capitalists know the  price of silver is now unprecedently  low, but as the price of claims is on a  par. with the price of silver, they will  readily see that the present is a most  favorable time to invest, as it will take  much less money to secure a property  that will later on be very valuable,  than it will when, the price of silver  advances. The assembly will do a  service in refraining from tinkering  with the law on that score.  SPRING ;HOUS ECLEANING.  While people are particular about  having their houso cleaned of the winter's acoumulation of dirt, they're not  always so particular about their system. It nesds cleansing too, and  there's nothing will do it so thoreugh-  ly'and effectually as Burdock's Blood  Bitters. Alex. Miller, Ardoch, Ont.,  says :���������"I have taken B.B.B, every  spring for some years and as a blood  purifier it is unequalled,"  As a postoffice inspector I did not hear  ������f the doings at Shelby until two or  three of my fellow inspectors had tried  their hands and made a failure of it.  Then I took the case and failed most ig-  hominiously of all because I added blunder to failure.  The postmaster was an old man named  Hai-per, and for assistants herhad-his  two daughters, one being 19 and the  other 15 years of age. , Mr. Harper, had  held the office for 12 years when the  complaints came in. The postoffice was  aaL'of his residence, with a front added.. The inspectors who preceded me  had looked the'grotmd over and left the  case a mystery. Everybody said that  Harper was honesty itself, and the idea  that the girls would tamper with the  mails was not to be entertained.  "���������': The mail carrier was the first inan to.  see to. I arrived on the ground without  my identity being revealed and watched  him for two weeks. There was opportunity during his eight mile drive,to  open the bags with a duplicate key, but  I watched without result, except to he  .satisfied of his honesty. Then I, made  mysulf known,to the postmaster and received a warm -vfelcome. He was very  much distressed about the thefts, and to  ''tho best of his knowledge and belief all  had taken place in his office. There,  were only about 20 porsons who rented  boxes, and all other,mail was put into-  tho general delivery. As the father and  his,two daughters were tho only ones  handling tho mail or having access to  the interior of tho office it seemed that  one of tho three must be tho thief, and  yt't Iconic! not bring myself to believe  that. I was given tho fullost cipnbrtu'-  uity to investigate, and I also did somo  work outside, unbeknown,' to the post-  uias'tor. '���������.--,���������".  T caused to be ,mailed to' the patent  medicine people a large .number of let-  tors, with a private number on each envelope. The first batch of ton came  through all right, but out of tho second  two were missing. The whole ten had  left Denton in tho mail,bag, as I well  knew, and the two had either boen taken en route by the carrier or by some  0110 after their arrival at Shelby. As  the carrier had brought over two passengers in his cart that trip he might be  considered out of it. The mail had arrived at Shelby at 8 o'clock and been  called for an hour later. Next day a  batch of six letters came through all  right, and so on the next, and on the  third ten were received. I helped to distribute the mail and counted three let-  tors and recorded the number. .Father  and daughter all knew this, and yet at  C o'clock three of these letters,, together  with two for a certain merchant, which  I had particularly noticed, were missing  and could not be found.  That evening, after the offico closed,  we turned it upside down, as it were,  but nothing came of it. The old postmaster was in the deepest despair,  while his two daughters wept and sobbed oyer what thoy believed would be  the ruin of all: As an inspector, and  with such evidence before my eyes, it  was my business to believe one of tho  threo guilty, and yet I had to reason  that they'wouldn't be idiotic enough  to purloin letters under niy very nose. I  pimply didn't know what to think, and  next morning 'was knocked off my feet  to recuivo n complaint from Washington that three important letters posted  at Shelby ten days before for a city only  100 miles away had been lost en route.  I telegraphed for enlarged instructions,  and upon receiving them I told Mr.  Harper I must let go of the case temporarily for another. I shifted my quarters over to Denton, through which all  mail to and from Shelby must pass, and  made such arrangements with the postmaster that every letter was counted  and its address taken. Irnailed about i!0  decoy letters in this time, and at tho  end of 14 days had the satisfaction of  knowing that 11 different letters had -  '. somehow or other been made away with  at Shelby. This was adding evidence to  evidence, but I did not return to Shelby  to lay the matter before the old postmaster.  I went back there in the disguise of a  fanner's hired man looking for work,  and luckily for me ho farmer wanted a  man. I therefore loafed about the village and was in and out of the postoffice  half a dozon times per day���������always  thero when the mail doparted or came  in. By looking through the glass door  of ono of tho boxes I could see the geu-  pral delivery box, mail tables, etc., and  rarofully scrutinized the conduct of the,,  three as they did their work. I kept up  this espionage for a week before anything happened. Then the mail came in  one afternoon while the father was temporarily absent, and the girls opened the  bag and assorted it. As they picked up  the letters each pocketed one with a sly  look, aud you may believe mo when I  tell you I turned away, with a heavy,  heart. Instead of one thief there were  two, and- thoso the handsome and winsome daughters of an honest and upright  'old man. It would break his heart when  he learned the truth, but.I11u1.st tell hhu,  and those girls must be punished.  I went to tlie hotel, threw oft' my disguise and then rotiir'ned to the postoflicc.  I somehow felt tbiit tho girls ought to  look guilty, but they did not. They  i;ave 1110 r.'cordial greeting, hoped I hud  couH: buck to stay nn til the mystery whs  thorbnnii'y sifted, and no persons could  havo borne themselves wore iiuinci.-uliy.  fhat iiiglif, after tho office wa.-��������� closed to  the pi'iUicInsktid the father to .my room  siid then,'went over the case with' him.  i here cciild bo no manner of doubt that  ii score or woro of loiters had been purloined from his oliico. There wore three  of them who had access to the mails,  and one of' the threo miist have soma  guilty knowledge of those letters. By  no. possibility could an outsider reach  them. With tears streaming dawn his  furrowed cheeks-ho acknowledged that  my assertions aud .declarations were  correct,'but who was the -thief?" kid I  suspect him? Could I suspect either of  his daughters? Then I broke it to him  as'.gently-as I could���������told him what I  had seen in the afternoon and what was  a fact.  For some timo ho argued that I must  be^rnistakeu, but finally told tne to go  thi-ad und do my duty and never mind  hia feelings. He had been father aud  mother to thoee girls for years, and'no  word or act of theirs had ever before  caused hiiu a moment's uneasiness. If  thoy had taken two lettors, they had  taken all the others, and he asked me  to go to the house and confront them  SINCE- THE  TROLLEY'S  TOWN.  COME    TO  Ring out the load ho3armns and do (ho job up  brown,  For at lust we hnvo a trolley, a-runni'iy  through tho town.  Tho farmers stop thoir haying and wonder nt  the night,  For the way tho cars go scooting is a revelation nuito. "���������'   :.  Their clanging nnd their buzzing nil othor  noiieo drown,  Foi they inulio nn awful racket a-ruuniiig  through tho town.  Tho old  town  doesn't  soom  tho .same.   It's  - mighty bright and gay,  And every one can colobrato, its resurrection  day.  'Twas buried many years ago, and buried good  and doop,  ?ut now it has  awakened from its I>ip Van  Winkle sloop,  And ovory'hour of tho day tho cars run up and  down,  And every ono  is tickled now  tho trolley's  coino to toy.-n.  There's  two  new burns  a-going  up, oxcitu-  uient everywhere,  And a mild form of pareaia sccmato permoato  the nir.  Tho beneilts  to be derived havo surely raker,  root,  While real ostnto  has  risen to fifteen cents a  foot  i'-nd all tho wiminin folks havo boughta brund  new muslin gown,  For thijy'ro'bouiul  lo  cut a  fi-.-nya now tho  trolley's coino to town.  ���������Hi., .-.ord Times.  High Flown. .  Mrs. Minnie E. Loo says: "In a Paris cafe I asked the maid��������� whether sho  did not think the name on tho mouu,  'demi tasse cafe au la it frappe a la  glnco,''was very inflated for such a  small cup of cold coffee and milk.  'Yes, niadame,' sho replied, 'it occupies  the mind as well as the stomach.' "   Not Up to Date.  is    little    Dick   bellowing  "What  about?,"  ."Well, his grandpa gave bim a gingerbread horse, and ho is mad because  it isn't a gingerbread wheel.."���������Detroit  Free Pruss.v  and extort a confession. Sard Hearted  as I thought myself, I hadn't the nerve  to do that, but put it off till morning,  lie gave mo his promise to say nothing  a\ truight, and I was ac the houso soon  ���������after breakfast. I sat down with the  girls aDd went over the case, as I had  with him, hoping to break them down,  but they had .only anxiety on their faces  as they listened. Then I boldly stated  what I had seen on the previous day,  and the shot told. Both blushed and  stammered and began weeping, and! I  took it as a confession and told the father so.' He couldn't speak-to them for  his emotion, and when I told him they  .-must consider themselves under arrest  and a search made of their rooms he '  simply bowed his head in acquiescence.  I wanted tol.keep. the girls belOw while  I searched their room, and pnfoftunate-  ly for me I called iu the village constable to sit with them. He had to be told  in bro or less of the case, and as soon as  he was at liberty he went out to spread  the news. Iu an hour it was known all  over town that the two girls had been  caught robbing the postoffice; and some  of the excited people even went so far  as to say that the father had probably  winked at it.,' '- ���������  ��������� My search revealed two  letters from  two different 'men in New York.   They  hud been directed   under  other names,  but the  two girls  had  opened   them.  Thoy had stolen 'these letters and forgot  to destroy them.   I went out and made  inquiries, and.then I discovered what a  blunderer I was. Both, girls were carrying on a clandestine correspondence, using fictitious names, and these wore the  letters I had seen them pocket,  When I  asked  them to confirm this theory they  did, so, but'it was evident  that in thoir  (>yes clandestine:letter writing was about  as bad a crime  as  robbing, tho  mails.  The news had gone forth that they had  been detected in purloining letters, and  how could I combat it? I spent the next  two days in trying   to  explain.^matters  to-tbe public, but found not one man or  woman who would   believe  me.   Post-  office inspectors  didn't   bring   charges  .oii'tl retract thorn, they reasoned, and  a  strong petition was drawn up and   sent  to Washington asking that the culprits  bo  duly   punished.   Letters > wero, also  written stating that I must  have 'been  bribed, to act'asl did and declaring that  I was not a proper man for the service.-  Yoii iuay woll reason   that I was siim-.  ir.oued to report in Washington without  delay und that my reception  there was'  anything   but flattering to me.  -I  had  lost my official  head  before  saying'20  words. 'It was my first and only blunder  for ten years,but'that- didn'tcouut.   Ii  I got a grain of comfort out of tho situ--,  at-ioii,. it was wIigu I heard that several,  morocompiaints  about-lost letters' at  Shelby had just como in that day. ,  I left Washington with no piu-ticnlai  aim, but on reaching'Denton l'made,up  m'y mind to go over to Shelby and have  one more look around. I went back in  my old role', its hired man and entered  thafpostolfico about half; an hoiir uftei  tho riuiil had been distributed. Locking  through the glass door of ..a' box, I saw  ; one of the girls sewing1 and tho othei :  reading. -Behind them was an open back  window, and within throe feet of this  ���������window was the general,delivery box.  In front of. the window and only two  feet,'away was tho table on which the  mail packages were' done up, and a score  of letters were lying there to bo wrapped. I had just mado out'those things  when.a good sized bird, black in color,  alighted on tho window'.sill, hopped  along to the delivery bos and picked off  the top letter and darted away, la lo  seconds the bird was :back. 'and,in the  course1 of ten minutes I watched- her  take away five letters. That bird was a  magpie and the real thief,'but I hud  ruined the reputation of a family before  solving tho mystery. .1 at-oiico-made  myself known to the father, and we visited the bad- yard to search for the letters. Thero in an old dog kennel which  had boon tenant-]ess for years w,e found  them���������every single one which had been  missed. ��������� The'.'magpie belonged to a  neighbor, and singularly enough sho had  never been caught a't the-trick. As it  was summer the back window'was open  .all day, nnd thero were times when only  one person -would, he waiting, on the  public. With the usual cunning of her  species the bird watched her chance,-:  taking letters from both the table aiid  the general delivery box, and a dozen  other inspectors might have been put on  the case without solving tho mystery. I.  had that satisfaction, though I was not  reinstated, and I also -take great pleasure in saying that after awhile tbo people of Shelby came to believe the Hiir-  pers entirely innocent and made ample  amendss for what had boon si>id and  done. ,  T  GG  A man who neglects his health is sailing-  his craft of life in dang-erous seas. 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Nothing will do this so' thoroughly  .'and perfectly as the old reliable  It cures Constipation, Sick Headaches, Feeling of Tiredness, and all  the evidences of Sluggish Liver and  Impure Blood, which are so prevalent in the spring. It makes rich,  red blood and gives buoyancy and  strength to the entire system.  A FORTUNE.  ���������In the event of a  stroke of good  fortuno'you can  win  '.;' 50oo,ooo;fi!\-u-iis.  Tlie payment of  the prizes is guaranteed by Govt.  list drawing:  June 16th.  You are invited to participate  in the  chances of winning"  . in tho grand drawings of 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 TXhawings, which contain  according to thoProspectus only 118.000  tickets, the following Phizes will be  'forthecminf, viz:  ,   TheHrGnEST Prize will be event, . ;.'  GOO.OOO MARKS.  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The highest prize of 1st draw-'  ing -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, ������nd together with the  premium of Mark 300,000, in the'  most fortunate fcase to Mark  500,000. ���������������������������'."'..  Tlie official cost fur participation in'the first two  clmwitiKs amounts to  SDpUar 4.50 for a full tiefcet.  Dollar 2.25 for balf a ticket.  '������>oltar 1.13 for oiic*ciuartcr of a tfclict.  Half resp. quarter tickoCs will entitle to one-half  resp. one-quarlerof the amount, won liytlic respective  niiniber.'n.'iiuerl on tlie ticket. ;  The stakes for. participation in the following drawings ,  as well iis the exact nri������M;iti!c, arc indicated in the  Ol-I-ICIAI. I'ROSPliCTUS, which I send on demand unit is in advance. The prospectus is also sent  -Kraiis with every order. After the drawing I shall  forward to every ticket-holder the 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.  ^/���������"Remittance of money can be made by American   ;  ���������'Hank-notes by registered letter or Postoffice Orders.  ' Small amounts can also be sent by postage stamps.  itST   On account of the approaching drawing ol ���������  the prizes, please address the orders immediately m all  confidence direct to , ' '   '      >  ������  Samuel Heckscher Senr.,  Banker,   Hamburg, Grermany.  Mining Review $2.00  per year in advance.  j  The latest Magazines arrive daily.  Wall   Papers-���������the  latest  designs���������the  only complete stock in the city.  Stationery in every style and, quality.  ���������Tipp.  The Best Blank Books for all purposes.  !  Small Wares to no end.  Sporting Goods for all.  LATEST  GAMES  FOR EVENING AMUSEMENT.  Gall and see one of the most complete  stocks of Church Books, School Supplies,  Ink, Cloth Bound Books, Musical Goods, &c,  in the Kootenay country.  Jft      Jft      Jf.     JjV.      J$*     Jf*     JJf������      Jf*      J$������      ������^>     <ff������     a^p.  I>  ���������A**  ���������ste  ���������&"  *ifi?  ���������&���������  *3p  "������t?  *"������Ji?  **fr  *&r  "ip *&f  Between the B. N. A. and B.C. Banks,  Sandon, B. C.  i-'  ft  IV,  -5-.' SATURDAY. APRIL 9, 1898.  THE MINING REVIEW.  ii  ; j  ���������' > i  It  !  /  DIViDEND_PflYERS.  The Proflts of some of Kootenay's  Rich Mines.  Progress, Development and Operations of  the Various Districts throughout the Province.  Thi* lode mines of' I-Tootemiy have  thus fnr paid dividr- .-"��������� amounting U.  S4,032,0C0. The !. <jpst oi these is the  Payne mine, ."fh $1,800,000 to ils  credit. The ividend payers and the  amounts they have distributed to  shareholders: Whitewater, 5123,000;  Hall Mines, ������100,000; Fern. ������10,000;  Payne, ������1800,000; Slocan Star, S-100,-  000; Eeeo, ������287,500 ; Idaho. S220.000;  Rainhler-Carihoo,S40,000; Go-idenough,  ������32,500; Lust Chi.nce, ������37,000 ; Le It >i,  ������725,000; War Eagle. ������187,000. Ol  these dividends, the payments of 1897  were: Whitewater, $87,000; Hull  Minos, ������138,950; Payne, ������900,000; LI  Hoi, $400,000; Reco, $100,000.  The following notes from the report  of Provincial Mineralogist Ciirlyle urn  of intercHt:  The output of coke for 1805-0-7 waj.  19,390 tons, valued nt SOG/.ISO, of which  the bulk, was shipped to Kootenay  smelters. All of it came from the cuke  ovens at Coinox, ..Vancouver * Island.  A,new and important market for (his  coke, is now opening in Mexico, where  one shipload has already bee seni to  one of the largo smelting works situated not far from the coast.  During the past 10 years, gold,s.il\'i*r,  lead iindjeopper have been taken out  of the mines of this province in the  following, values : Gold,������S-J 300,689;  silver, i-9,301,060; rload, "$2,971,018;  copper, ������521,060.  The'coal mines of British _Columbia  havi! produced 12,0S1,GS7 tops,  an early   period - between   4.000   and  5,000 I? C, as we find from some newly  discovered   and   ingenious    weighing  balances.    Many centuries older  than  the pyramids, which date Irom fifty to  sixty centuries back,we have examples  of   mgineering   in   Memphis   which  could not have been without tools and  necessarily    an    acquaintance    with  metals.      The   word   "metals"   is   of  Semitic    origin���������the    Hebrew    word  "metals" lo forge, indicates   an   early  acquaintance with the fusing   of  ores  and theVnalleability of metals.    How  these earlier primitive people discovered the use of things must, of course,  have been through their needs.partieu-  Jarly alter thej left pastoral  and   tent  life and began to build   cities.     The  Arabs are credited   with   being   early  acquainted  wilh  the   alloys,   though  alchemy, as. a science, dales only from  the sixteenth   century.���������Mining   and  Scientific Press.  ATENTIOH   TRAVELLING   PUBLIC.  Leave Sandon for all Coast nnd Sound  points at 7.45 a.m. daily,  arrives 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 Rossland2330 o'clock sameday.  Ilmm'ediate connection made at  junction points, no delay ; quick service and superb acquipment are few of  the many advantages offered by this  line.  FORTUNESnPATENTS  Send a Rough Drawinf* in Lead Pencil of  your Idea. Improvement or Invention, with  a clear description of it, and wo will promptly tellyouif itisiiewand piobably patentable,  absolutely Free. FREE ! Valuable luu vnifo  book " How to get a Patent." MARIONfe  MARION, Experts. Temple Bldfj. Montreal. The only linn of graduate ciiRinteru  in tho Dominion transuding patent business  ey������*ausvely.  Highest reference?  PRICES  OF   MAGAZINES.  The following monthly magazines  are always kept in stock at Clilfo's  Bookstore:  MAGAZINE. riJICK. .  The Young Ladies' Journal 35 cents  '*'    Cosmopolitan 15    "'  "    Aron 30    "  "    Ladies'  I Fume Journal 15    "  "    Canadian 15    "  MuiiM-y's 15   "  FR0!\] THREE FORKS TO CODY.  Morning���������leaving   Three Forks at 8  o'clock.  Afternoon���������leaves Cody at 11 o'clock  Leaves Threo Forks al 1 o'clock.  Leave?, Codv at 4 o'c'ock.  J.    J.  Madman.  lined  ;7t7S36,(>2*5,5S5. 'TiTfifoutput~"dates*"ns  farjback 1836,"from whioh period unti(.  1S52 the output was JO.OOO.tons, valued  afc ������4.0 000, During 1S97, ~8S2,S54 ton.*-  weremjped. The'J.-irgrst output was  in 1891, when 1,029,097 tons were taken  out.  The placer gold yield for British  Columbia from 1S50 to 1397 the yield  amounted to S59.317.S73. For 1S97 the  yield was $513,520.  The production of the lode mines of  the province from 18S7 to 1897, the  past ten years-, amounted in gold, silver, copper and lead to $15,094,-127, and  (be ppogrcsR in development is indicated by the. fact Ihat more that half  of thi-t amount���������������7,052,431���������was taken  out in 1897-' .  The gold yield of the Caviar district  from 1873 to 1S8S was ������4,029,394.'  .Of the placer yield of the 'Province,  over $35,000,000 have been taken  from  the Cariboo gravel  deposits,   and   two  and one-half miles on   Williams  creek  , yielded over $20,000,000.  ��������� The placer gold product for theseason  of J897 in Qucsnelle district was   8,098  ounces, valued at $133,559.     The avcr-  ngcyield was 10.4 cents per cubic jard,  and yield of a day of  24   hours,   operations was SI.2-14.63.  The average net or yield values of  33,576 tons of Slocan ore were 10S.5  of silver por ton and 45.7 percent,, lead,  with a total gross value of $97.70 per  ton, or ������50 to $55 net.  No large copper properties have as  yet been developed in this province.  The production of 5,325,000 pounds in  1S97 came almost entirely from Jtoss-  land, and the Halls Mines at kelson,  the average yield value at the former  being 1.32 per cent., nnd at the latter  3.G3 per cent.  - During the past summer the decline  in the value of silver, which proved so  disastrous in other countries had only  the effect of checking investment in  Jioolenay, as tlie silver-lead or..s were  of such high grade .that there was still  a fair margin of profit, even at the  lowest price.  The United States is the best market  for British Columbia lead. The duty  is 1J per cent, on the gross lead contents of the ore and 2J- cents per pound  on lead bullion.  The average yield value, of 6S.804  tons of Rossland ore in 1897 was S30.4S  per ton, with .i net value or profit ol  SU2 to S10, which will bo materially in-  : creased with lower transportation and  and treatment charges.  The Cariboo mine, at Camp McKin-  ncy, has an ore shuto that has paid  $100,000.  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"To give away n Golil Watch worth  JZ, in certainly n splendid adverllse-  tiieiil.biitiisllicWatchmiikoi-s'Alllanco  Ik the laiw.st, lirm ol watehmnkers in  ���������KiiBliiDil.lliey can afford It."���������HdltnrX.  Be Mire and address your tetter, 181,  OXI'OHhSTKIlET, Lo.vdon, EiJGr.AND.  ������ A^/^^/^V^W-'Vs/-'Na/h'Vs/'Aa>'Aa/A^/A^/^\^������  "THOUGHT BIY HEAD  WOULD BURST."  A Fredericton Lady's Terrible  Suffering.  Earliest Miners.  The earliest miners and motal  workers of whom we have record were  . the Aryan peoples of Europnan-Asia  ���������origin, who, though of pastoral iirirl  arboreal habit.?, were familiar with the  metals and woiIced with them���������.-.t least  with the metals gold, silver and bronze.  Chaldeans and Assyrians; as we now  know from the cunei-form inscriptions  which go back 3,000 B. C, were undoubtedly expert in the nse of meals  while the Egyptians had an intimate  knowledge of the arts and sciences. In  the brick and other inscriptions recently discovered, artisans are seen at  work /with, curious details of their  methods and tools. Potters, indeed,  had attained eminence in their art,  and the Egyptains had certainly a  knowledge of chemistry,as t]ip samples  of their glass blowing and the atone  pictures of tools, forenps, ^blowpipes,  etc , prove.   Gold was largely used at  Mns. Geo. Doherty tells tho following  remarkable story of relief from suffering  and restoration to health, which   Bhoald  TOUUIST CAIt REHVIOE dally lo St.. rani.  Dnllycxcept. Tuesday lo Easteni, Canadian  and U. H. pciiuli.  Dnsg:i<!i>cheeked !o desllnntlon and l!iroii"h  tickets i.-Mjec1.  DAILY CONXJiJCTTOK to the main lino  uuinifc, oxcojiluiK Sunday���������lo and from  Nelson.  "   Train loaves Sandon daily at 7.-15 p. m. ���������  Train arrives Sandon daily at -l.55p. in.  Ascertain prrst-nt reduced rate--- and fnllinlor-  matlon by acldie.s>ln������: nearest local agent  or  A. C. 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In this wretched condition Mil-  burn's Heart and Nervo Pills came to the  rescue, and to-day I state, with gratitude,  that J am vigorous and strong, and all this  improvement is due to this wonderful  remody.  Use a lir.it-class line In travelling between  Minneapolis, SI. Paul and Chicago, and the  principal towns In Cenlr.il Wisconsin.  Pullman Paliu-c Sleeping and Chair Cavu  In service.  The DlnlnK Carrt areoporated In the Interest  of ils patrons, lhe most elegant service ever  Inaugurated.   Mcalt, arc served a la Carte.  To obtain first-class service your ticket  should read via.  THE WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES  Plreet connection at Chicago aim Milwaukee lor Kiteturn points.  I'V>r lull iniormntlon call on your nearest  tickol agent, or write '.      '  Jas. Pokd, .or Jas. A-Clock,  Gen. Pas. 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(J,  *  Orders ttiken for Printing  at  Cliffe's Bokstore  "will receive prompt  attention.  *������������ ���������'      ���������      J   ���������  &  The many advantages enjoyed by Rosebery put  before the public, ^CLAIMED WITHOUT  OPPOSITION.  Its Advantages as a  Distributing  Center.  Rosebery is the only town iV Kootenay having  both railroad and steamboat connection that can  ship goods daily to ten diflerent towns, whereby the  shipper can see his wares leave his hands and that  they will be received by the consignee within two  hours.  Its Advantages as a Eailroad Center.  Rosebery enjoys, the position of king of the  funncll as it were, for the railioad business of the '  whole of the Koolenays. 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 counliy.  NOTE. To substantiate this : d 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.  Its Advantages as a Steamboat Point.  Rosebery claims, without opposition, of being  the only junction on the lake, unlike Slocan City,-  where you can step off 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 tlie best transient town in  the race. ^ Nevertheless we claim Slocan City  . second in importance, and would say watch the  head and foot of Slocan Lake', viz.���������  E  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; arid-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 OLIMATE.  Rosebery claims the mildest climate on Slocan  Lake, from its admirable southern exposure and  absolute shelter from the north; snow always  leaves the place about the 15th of March.  AS A TOWNS1TE.  As a townsite, Rosebery is without a peer. It  is possessed of all the flat 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 fne  Slocan is Rosebery.  Why should I say the 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 til) they are from  $700 to $1,000, asyou did in Slocan City last May,  go in on tlie ground floor and|makc 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 Roseberv.  We want a restaurant. ������������������  1    '     AVe want a good hotel right away.  We want a nrst-class^general store. >  AVe want a butcher shop.  Anyone looking for an opening spy] out this,  place at once.  Maps and price-lists on application-"prices run  from"$75"to $200.  TERMS : q One-third cash, balance 3 and 6  months.'d For actual builders special'terms can be  arranged for a few lots by applying to  ~w  ���������^&������.  "E*  A, M. BEATTIE, General Agent, Rosebery.  1 O^a������^Cmji<&������ JK������������,'3K������S^  Ttf  ������������*  ��������� ��������� V  '-.i- ���������'���������>;���������*  ;_.'������������������..*'  :.-"r THE MINING REVIEW.  SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1898.  mountain echoes.  >Iiners:  store.  time checks at Clifle's book-  nt about 55* cents  and  Silver stands  lead at $3.70.  The snow is going very rapidly these  times, and the hills will soon be naked  again.  All the latest novels and magazines  at Cliffe's bookstore :is soon as published.  There is some talk of the Great Nor  them R. R. building up into East  Kootenay.  E. Mike, a miner, was killed at Yinir  the other day by the explosion of dvna-  mite he was handling.  A magnificent stock of new insrruin  wall paper, borders and ceilings at  Cliffe's bookstore, Sandon. All tastes  can be fully met.  The Victoria Colonist says tlie Klondyke rush is dying out, and hundreds  are returning disgusted. In 6 months  time Kootenay will boom again.  A petition signed by 1,200 voters and  1,300 others, asking that the provincial  franchise be'extended to women, has  been presented to the legislature.  Nelson is "jroing to tax insurance  companies S100 a year. Sandon might  as well drive them out altogether as  they appear to be unwilling to do any  business.  The blasting of boulders' in the  creeks these days sounds more like  business th.au the Spanish-American  war. It is, at least, more destructive  to windows.  Two or three subscribers want to  know what remuneration Aid. Broddy  is to receive as overseer of theVcrib-  bing work, but we are unable to'give  them any information.  F Was it sarcasm in Judge Irving at  Nelson the other day, when sentencing  Doyle said he would be as easy on him  as 'he could, and then sentenced him  to be hanged on the 22nd inst.  Adjt. McGec, of the S. A., in his illustrated story of "Orange" Harriet,  gave his hearers a practical insight  ���������into the Army's work among the slums  of the large cities of the world.1  In addition to over-havding the  building proper, Mr. Harris is adding  a kitchen 30x-10 to the tear of the Reco  hotel, which willTgreatly increase its  capabilities and  general convenience.  of Wei Il-.ii  China  has ceded   part  Wei to Great Britain.  Don't forget the Firemen's fiance  Easter Monda\ evening.  John Schwartz, a weak-minded man,  tried to drown himself at Trail the  other day.  Martha Wolff is held for murder at  Victoria. She is charged witli burning  a woman, named Morsdcn. to death by  throwing a coal-oil lamp at i.er which  set fire to her clothing.  PERSONAL   MENTION.  Miss Skinner is spending the Easter  holidays with friends in Nulsoii.  Aid. Mighton loft on Sunday for a  trip to the eastern provinces of soveial  months' duration.  Mr. D. McMillan has gone over to  the Fort Steele country with the idea  of opering up a business there.  Mr. Doig, late of the Bank of B. N. A.,  here, is now on his way to the Yukon  to open a branch of his bank out there.  Mr. J. A. Smith with Mrs. Smith, his  son,' Miss Edna and Kent returned  Tuesday night from Woodstock, New  Brunswick, where the family spoilt the  fall and winter.. They report a pleasant time while away. Thoy left for  Nclscn on Friday, wliere they will take  up their residence.  Mrs. Cliffe and Herbie returned from  Toronto on Sunday last, where Herbie  had been under medical treatment. On  their way ba-;k they barclv escaped  the accident oust of Rat Portage, by  which ihcTist section of n'heavy" lr,iin  became derailed through a"broken rail,  killing on'* passenger and injuring 20  more. The section they went'on passed  over theSp0(, but four Oours before the  accident. On reaching Brandon, they  were detained a week through snow  bloc|0ad03 westof .Moose Jaw. "  Daisy, IJedina V.ritiltaiia ll-2J,A P Anderson  lo A St. George JIatiierKler, March 23.  Sliver Tip aa.l Bu.-nx .V,*������t,jjowi"-t'l aLtoui-v  .1 T V.'i'lth'-oi* lo V. i.liir:;;!*-. PhII-ji I: l-i Co,  Jjondon, Kng, March 15.  Bears Seal, sunif* !<> aaiiu*. .March 15.  Lotta Ganuj. J O Todd t<> 1>J Shannon,  April ].  April 4���������Same }, Ed Shannon to John Goet-  lochc, April 1, $7-5.  FOR OVER FIFTY YKARH.  Airs. Wiu-lowV: Soothing   Svmp   lias '-cen  lived by ii:i1i1<jii<jui i-ioihvis, r<jr ilim,- cl.u.lreii  wind- Im ll-iing.   If d.s'in !>{>d   at   niulil   ami  broken cl'voui n-,1, by a sn:k child, .stK'crn-'  ami crying with p.iia ol culling twlli.   .Send  at once and set a bottle ������.f "Mrs. AVInMow's  Soothing  Syrup"   for   children teething.   It  will itlk-vu the poor link- Miflei-er.iminedlat- :  !y.    Depend   upon   11.   mother.^,   iliere i������   no I  niislaUeabon! n.   li.eiu-(sdi:irrlimii, regulates I  Hie s:o;naeh and bowels., clues Wind  Colie, |  softens tin-gums ami reduces Iiillaiuinalion, !  and gives  tone and  energy to   tlic.sy.tem. j  "Mrs.'N'iiis-low'.s Soothing Syrup" loi children  teething is pU-nsiml to the tasie and  is  the I  prescription   ol   one or th?  oldest   and best |  leiualephysii-ians and nurses in lhe United  .Slates.      Prli-e   twcnly-five   cents  a   bottle.  Sold   by   all druggiMs throughout the world.  Uestireand ask tor ".Mrs. Window's Soothing  Syrup."  LIFE'S RED STKKAiM.  Wlii-ii the bloud is pure and rich,  health and vitality ,-ii-* carrii'd to all  purls nt the body. When it is ini'mrc  oi watery, thu M-eds nl ihsh-im* geiiuin-  ale mid grow. To clear tin: bioud cur  rent of .ill impurities, Ui make it rich  and health giving there is nothing to  equal Lhe standard blood remedy, Burdock Blood Bitteis.  TO CUKE COLD IN ONE DAY.  TakeLaxitiveBromoQuinine Tablets.  All druggists refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  10  Perhaps they're the source of your HI  health and you don't know it.  Here's how you can tell :���������  If you have Back Ache or Lame Back,  If you have Puffmess under the Eyes  or Swelling of the Feet.  If your Urine contains Sediment of  any kind or is High Colored and  Scanty.  If you have Coated Tongue and  Nasty Taste in the Mouth.  If you have Dizzy Spells, Headaches,  Bad Dreams,��������� Feel Dull, Drowsy,  Weak and Nervous. Then you have  Kidney Complaint.  The sooner you start taking-  DOAN'S KIDNEY FILLS  the more quickly will your health return.  They've cured thousands of cases of kidney trouble during the  past year. ��������� If you are  a sufferer they can  cure you.  Book that tells all  about Doan's Kidney  Pills sent free to any  address.  The Doan Kidney Pill  Co., Toronto, Ont.  Beauty  without  Health  is impossible.  MARK  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  A Shooting; Accident.  Herbert Brown, just from Boston "a  few weeks, while tinkering with a gun  up stairs in tho Clifton House, on  Thursday^"-got Eimself into-aT "little  notoriety, and narrowly escaped serious consequences. He was showing  three or four spectators the qualities  of his rifioj'and the "'/only way the  "W-ipun" could 'accidentally discharge. He put it in "that shape'.and  sure  enough it  discharged,   the   ball  The Slocan,City News speaks of the  Editor of this paper as our "bewhisk-  ered friend." This.is one reason the  paper is"never*"'bare faced" in its "expressions, as some ether papers always  are.  Eossland is organizing a class on  "blow-pipe !analysis" and the local  newspapers are to famish the wind.  This will be great saving of the'atmos-  phere, and will measure the oxygen  for the lungs of the in habitants.  McTntosh has now hired 3D.1 J. McDonald, the mine inspector, to work  far the B. A. C. Co. He h bound the  most possible will be made out of his  deals. In short he wants art to supply  what nature may have overlooked.  A man named Folt, who could lick  anything from a wasp to a P. L*. A.,  and was swearing on the streets he  could^do it, the other day, was grabbed  by Policeman Waite, and fined ������30  and costs. He eould not lick the fine,  so he paid it.  If the defeat of Yukon railway bill  in the senate only directs the attention  of Eastern Canada to the solid mining  ot the Kootenay instead of the paper  mining of the Klondyke, it will have  accomplished one good'thing for Canada in general.  We again remind our friend of the  Slocan City News, the Sandon 'delegation at Victoria made no effort 'to secure the removal of the "New Denver  Record office. Last summer Col. Baker  told the writer it might, be expeditious  to remore it, and it may be ; but fair  play is always right./  Know all men by these presents :  " Greeting���������that the Firemen's ball will  be held in the Virginia hall on Monday  eyeningjand it be hoves every man and  his wife, and his neighbor and his  neighbor's wife, and his neighbor who  hath no wife but who looketh for one  and all the young ladies in town to . be  present in the body.  If Sandon is not making the headway abroad it should make it is simply  because the'place is not advertised. It  'appears to us, if the city council, would  take hold of the matter as its merits  desire, and let the outside world ,know  just what has been done here in min-  ingfand what t&ere are opportunities  to do,i,the story would be/different.  John Peters, in an altercation at the  Beer hall the.oiher day, wounded Chas.  Matheson with an knife. The court  construed the act into an attempt to do  Matheson some mischief .and fined him  850 and costs. He was unable to put  up the cash, so he is doing ������50 worth  of work for the corporation in the  creeks, and is putting in a month at  the service.  ���������Kellie's "Truck-a.cti"is.^hardly' the  thing. No doubt =ome managements  impose on miners in chargesjbut many  mines are so situated that the miners  have either'to]board;in 'the'Cboartling  apartments, buy from their stores or  do without. Ajjla.v that would\'check  . impositions' and hardships wherever  found, instead of stopping the usuago  altogether would bo infinitely a7 better  one.  After all the puffing and blowing .of  the Rossland papers about.' the profits  of the gold mines of tha.t section, the  Payne here, a silver mine, has paid  double us much to its owners as the  whole of them put' together, and' yet  the cry is give us gold mini's; and for  the last to years ol the history of the  province, the money from silver'mincs  is more than double that of gold. I3  thisTajpractical lesson ?    ;  going through tho window and through  Mrs. Crandnll's window across the  street. In the room [were Mrs. Cran-  dall and some of the family, including  the baby and ��������� McT.iggart, who collects work for the Sandon Steam laundry. McTnggart's leg was in the range  of the bullet Jiind became pierced in  the'calf. the bullet lodging in the wall  accross" tho room. Mrs.'Crnndall says  the bullet passed a couple of inches  over her baby's head. The wound^was  dressed by* Drs. Powers and Young,  and no serious consequences are apprehended.-1 Brown was at once arrested, and his case subjected to an investigation that ^evening. The conclusion arrived at was that the shoeing was purely accidental, and Brown  was "acquited ; but when'will people  know when their guns arc loaded.  There ought to be a law to punish any  ono found fooling with firearms. How  would Brown feel to-day if his foolishness had resulted in one or two deaths ?  "Didn't know it was loaded," would be  a poor recompense.  AGENTS.--"The best. Life of Iter JIuJesly I  have .seen," writes Lord Lome about '���������Qiiepn  Victoria." .\gcntx make live dollars dull v.  Outfit UPC JJRADLKY-CALU'.KT.SON' CO.,  Limited, Toronto.  pOUliTS OF ASSI/E and Nisi Prius,  ^and of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, will be holden at  the places and on the dates following,  viz.:���������  City of Nelson, on Monday, the 20th  clay of June, J89S.  Town of Donald, on Mondav, the27th  day of June, I89S.  By Coninii.nd.  JAMES BAKE-K,  Provincial Secrctaary.  Provincial Secretarv's Oflice,  Sth March, IS9S.  The Original Student Singers.  $100 Reward.  One Hundred Dollars will be cheerfully and promptly paid lor any case  of drunkenness (the Liquor Habit) or  Tobacco Habit that "liynn's Alcholio  ind 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 >r in ike one hundred dollars. S;*nt by mail postage  paid to any part of th'* world for One  Dollar.    Address all orders to  B. Byax, B.A..C.  Gowcr Point, Ont.  Hie Hotel y������w  Strict!v First-class.  POBTMANN BI10S.& CO., Props.  Good  Samp!" Booms.   .  Good Table.  The best Brands of Liquors and  Cigars.  RECO AVBN'UR, SANDON.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  Bring Health, then Beauty  follows. They clear the muddy  complexion, chase away Sick  Headaches and Bilious Spells, cure  ' Dyspepsia and removeall poisonous  matter from the System.  Mrs. Addio Therrialt; 31S Brussels  Street, St. John, N.B., says: "Lnxa-  Liver Pills cured me of Constipation,  Indigestion and Bilious Headaches.  They have corrected the irregularities  of Liver and Stomach, and restored  my entire system to healthy natural  action."  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  I. O. O. F.  Silrer City Lodge, No. Sf), meets every Friday evening.at 7.30 o'clock.in Cnivlord's hall.  F. C. SEWELL, N. G.  M. L. GRIM.METT, V. G. Grand.  G. YV. WAITE, Ree. Sec.  All sojourning brothers  cordially invited  to attend.  SANDON, B. C.  Notice.  And make.it a business to straighten out all the little troubles,  and get the sick watch on its proper diet of time again. Because you don't understand all the details of a Watch is no  excuse for me to-charge exorbitant prices for repairing.' I  charge what it is worth���������no more. If your 'Watch is dyspeptic bring it in.  JEWELER AND OPTICIAN.  Take iioticcthattlilrly daysul'ter clnlol will  apply lo the Licence Commissioner ol tlie city  ol'Saiidon, lor a transler of licensi-vlield by  51rs. ICatie Burger, lor the Waldorf] lotel, lo  Sandon, JLircli  ,L S. RICHARDSON.  7th, 1S9S.  Bruce White. N. J. Cavanaugh.  WHITE & CAVANAUGH  Manufacturers of and dealers  in Rough and Dressed Lumber a specialty.  Estimates furnished.  Contiactors and Builders.  OFFICE AND MILL, CODY, B. C.  A crowded house greeted the  Nashville Students  at  the City Hall Wednesday evening.   Of cour*o our people  were woll pleased   with them.     This  company    giyes   excellent   entertainments. _.'Nearly every number on  the  programme   was   encored.      Ail   the  parts were well sustained,.but the bass  singer was s;mply grand.    Should they  return hero the seating capacity of the  hall would be taxed to its;utmost. .  .Prof. 'Watkins, the first bass;  or baritone', is also the ventriloquist of the  company,  and an. unusually talented  man.   He joined the students on their  last   tour.     He spent   three years  at  Fisk University, toured for three years  in Europe, and  was with   the Boston  Star Specialty   company   three and a  half yearn  prior to his present engagement.     Watkins   is simply' imn.ense  on   the autoharp,   and  is one of the  most   artistic   ventriloquists   on .the  stage.   He. is  a tower of strength   to  tho company.���������Colton, Col., News.  Will appear two evenings in Sandon,  April 15 and 16 in Spencer's hall.' Secure your seats early as plan is filling  up.  HOME WORK  TO II  FAMILIES.  *%  k  We wnntsi nunibRi- of families to do  work for us nt home, whole or spnre  time. The work we .-end our workers  is quickly nnd easily done*, unci returned by parcel po������t as finished. Good  mom y made nr homo. For piirliculais  ready to eommr-nce send name and  address. THE STANDARD SUPPLY  CO., Kept. B., London, Out.    .  J  Transfer of Liquor License,  Wo hereby privo notice that,'!!) days- from this  d.-itc wo intend to apply to the Hoard of Licen-  seCoinniissionei-s, Sandon, for a transfer ol  liquor license Irom Kartlett Bros., for the  15,-irtlett JIousc to ourselves.  LOWES & HARRINGTON,  Sandon, March 11th, 1S0S.  To Wiiom It May Concern,  W. FUBMYAL  "Tun" Merc-mtilc Auctioneer, is now  prepared to handlo all kinds of merchandise, mining stocks, ifec.  Parties wishing 'o consult him,plcase  address W. FURNIVAL, V. O. Box 117,  Sandon, B. C.  Licensed Auctioneer for the province.  <������,.������./",������ M.������M.M.,H,M,,.HM.,���������������������,.,���������������,������, .,-WM,,',.*������.,������������������',,, ���������,<������������.'*  THE....  SANDON, B. C.  American  European  Plan,  Plan,  S3.50  ������2.00  per day  per day.  Strictly First-class.  MRS, II A. SMITH, Prop.  g**jj jp.  jy*  jf.   jf.  jf.  0������D  EWS  jf.jf.jf.jf.jf. j^  FOR SANDONI  Acting on instructions from the creditors of CRAWFORD  & flcniLL/IN a11 tIie present stock will be disposed of  immediately, regardless of price���������rock-bottom prices. Come  early and secure some of our great bargains.  C)?S  <rff������     rjl>     <s*������     ������A������     >A������  GOODBNOUGH BLOCK.  ���������if   ���������Jif   "*A������   ���������>&���������   <5li" 5*S<9  i������ii#"ii'i.ruM.i  M. L. Grimmett, l.l.b.  Notary  ASK  Barrister,    Solicitor,  Puplio, Etc.  Sandon,     B. C.  '".���������������. JSr~i K������tfr������-as.-? wr-fanrt'Oi ��������� 1 ������������������. itetTag CXgJD3g.������  WANTED'  BRIGHT'S DISEASE BEATEN.  Mrs. John Hook, 3 Edward Street,  St. Thomas, One, writes :���������"Doan's  Kidney Pills cured my son of incipient  Bripht's Disease. He had terrihlo  backaches and night- sweats, and always felt tired and worn. His nerves'  were unstrung, his sleep had and . appetite poor. He commenced taking  Doan's Kidney Pills and is now completely cured.  MINING RECORDS.  a man- desires to  fill a steady, paying position and earn good wages ! If  you are at present employed thatneed  not prevent you from sending us a postal-card to learn what we can do for you.  We have the largest, most complete  and thoroughly up-to-date nurseries in,  the Dominien. There is a largely in-  creasinfr demand for.Hoinc-grbwn"'Nursery Stock. ..'  ALL SUPPLIES SENT FREE.  TRE TRIAL COSTS YOU NOTHING  YOU'GET YOUR PAY EVERY  SATURDAY.  If you cannot give full time to o  interests we can arrange liberal ter  with you for part time. We grow a full  lino 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.  AG BINTS.���������Book business is better than for  years past; also have better nnd faster sell-  In? books. Agents cleiu-ins from SKV'OO to  510,01)0 weekly. A few. leaders are: "Queen  Victoria," "Life ol Mr. Gladstone," -'Jly  Mother's I?ible Stories," ���������'Progressive Speaker," "Klondyke Gold Fields," "Woman,"  "Glimpses of tho Unseen," Break fast, Dinner  .-ind .Supper," "Canada: an IOncyclopedia."  Books on time. Outfits free to canvassers.  TH.K BUADLKV-GARRICTSON CO.. Limited,  Toronto. .  TAILORING, GLEAN1HG, REPAIRING AND DYEING.  Bidlingmeyer's Old Stand.  Prices Reasonable.  STEVE ENOX, Proprietor.  .DENTIST..  BLACK'S HOTEL, SANDON.  P. BLACKFORD & CO  Toronto'  ���������1  Ont.''  All work promptly executed.  SLOCAN STAR STRGET.  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.  Lawerenee &.McKenzie.  THE..BEER. THAT:".MADE .������������������  WIL W A U KE E: FA M O US.  UNEQUALLED FOR TABLE US5.  .      FOB, SALE BY  Hotel Sandon,  Sun don, B.C.  At Sandon, Rossland, Kelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and Three Forks.  Sandon.  Slocan City.  Recorded  at  New Denver  LOCATIONS.  Fractional, New Den  D  Mc-  FullPrices. Correct Selection'  We believe the present is tho proper  time for people to invest in real estate,  buildings, etc. in Sandon. Some may  think this queer, but it is none the less  sensible. Lumber and building material, wages, etc. arejas low in the city  now as they ever have been, and as  they will be in many a day again, and  the present lull is' only temporary.  These are substantial reasons why the  present is the time to invest.  April 2���������March Bird  vcr, Robert Oliver.  March Bird, same, J G Butler and N  Millan.  April 1��������� Pine Knot, Cariboo creek. Silver-  ton, E O Nelson.  CERTIFICATE OF, IMPROVEMENTS.  March 30���������Fidelity.  ASSESSMENTS.   ���������'  Crosscut,  March .10���������Eagle Frnclion  Jones Fraction, Mohawk.  March 31���������Glenukmif, Gladstone. ,  April l���������O K No2.  April 2���������Ocean. '  VpriH���������Spokane.  TRANSFERS.  March 29���������Algoma find Evangeline, Thos  Knieht. to John Knight. Nov 1.  March 31���������Finland, C II Eaton to \VH Redmond, Jan 22.  April 2���������Sultana Kit P RlcetoA PAuderson,  April 12. j  PRICES  GLADLY- FURNISHED.  Popes <L Tags Furnished Fiee  Jenny   ..���������������������������  TALLOW, QINSENQ, SENEC/1.  B������"- Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices. "^jStt  No Commission Charged.  200 FIRST AVE..  NORTH,.  JIINNEAPOL'I/. MINN.  A fine selection of Worst-  TiV������>.rTrf Kin cr TTr\ in  pj 5,+������  in our line.   A fine selection of T  JDVeiytning   U p.-lO-Ud)ie;.edB) Tweeds and Fancy Veatingi.  Agent3 for the Dominion Piano  and Organ Co.  WHEN IN SflN&ON STOP AT THE  SANDON, B. C.  Headquarters for Mining  and Commercial Men.  Rates $2.50 to $4.00 per day.  R. CUNNING, Peoprietoe.  WHEN YOU ARE AT BEAR LAKE STOP AT THE  FIRST-CLASS HOTEL.  RATES-S2.00 PER DAY; $10.50 PER WEEK.  H. I. McDonald, Proprietor.  '"!  ''It

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