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 -/-  VOL. 4.���������NO. 46.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1901.  $2.00 PER YEAR.  The Delegation anil Its Work.  As our readers know the delegation  gent to Ottawa by the people of the  Kootenays, to press lor a bounty to a  refinery, reached Ottawa on Wednesday  the 10th inBt., and were fortunate  enough to have an interview of one hour  with the government the following  Monday.'  The members of the delegation were:  (j. G. Henderson, H, Bentley, and C. P.  Hill,'Fernie; Dr. Watt, Fort Steele; F.  Cleric and J. W. Jones, Grand Forks; J.  _\[. H.Smythe, Greenwood; Mayor Carlson, F. E. Archer, W. V. Papworth, G.  Alexander, A. W, Goodenough, G. 0.  1 .Buchanan and W. W. Beaton, Kaslo;  H. E.-Ooasdaile, J.R.Robertson and  8. S. Fowler, Nelson; A. B. Olebon, M.  8. Logan, ti. Roys and and J. F. McRae,  Rossland; D. Heap, G. F. Ransom, W.  11. Adams, M. L. Grimmett, J. Vallance  and C. Olill'e, Sandon.  These gentleman represented nearly  all the interests of the districts. A committee of nearly all mine owners and'  managers selected the following gentlemen to occupy the hour given them by  the government: Messrs. Heap, Alexander, Buchanan, Croasdaile. Robertson  and Fowler.  As all u hi ted'on the way down on the  line of arguments they Bhould take,  there was perfect unity, of expression  before the following ministers, who  heard the. delegation: Hon. Messrs.  Laurier, Sifton, Cartwright, Dobell,  Fielding, Blair, Sutherland and Scott.  Before meeting the ministers, as well  as after, many members of the delegation spent much time in conferring with  members of both Houses, with whom*  they were personally acquainted," giving  them a full insight into the Bituatio'n,  the writer having conversed with some  25 of them all told from the different  provinces. As far as he met them, he  found every man from Manitoba, the  Territories and British Columbia, with  one or two exceptions, prepared to support a bounty of $5 a ton on lead refined  in the country for a term of years. The  Conservative members nearly to a man  (.aid they advocated years ago. the  bounty now given to iron and steel, and  it is only consistency on their part to  extend, the policy to lead and even to  other minerals if necessary.  On the evening of the 15th  the delegates  gave  a banquet   to  the   British  Columbia and Territorial members and  Senators, which was attended by nearly  all, and  Ministers Laurier,  Sifton and  Dobell.     Every   member  and   senator  present expressed himself strongly in  favor of the  proposition.   Of course, it  is a rule of ministers  never   to commit  themselves on questions of this nature  until they are considered in council and  the line of action is decided on.   However, members of the delegation  heard  members of  the government drop expressions leading them to conclude the  bounty will be conceded.   It may perhaps be limited to a certain output of  say (.0,000 tons a year,  but sufficiently  substantial to meet the demands of the  country for some years to come.  Gooderham and Blackstock have a  definite proposition before the government for the erection and operation of a  refinery, and as they have men at the  capital now conferring with the government, it is confidently hoped a month  will not have elapsed before the question is settled in a way to give new life  to the silver-lead districts of the  province.  THE LOCAL GRAFT.  taking   the  The Emerald Temperance Singers will  appear in Sandon about the 14th and  15th of next month. The main feature,  will be the life experience of J  Parsons Smith, an ex-pugilist, and Prof.  Miller, tenor and cornet; soloist. The  Toronto Globe says: "The singing of  the Emeralds in the Pavilion was a  benediction in itself." From the Montreal Witness: "The story of his life was  the most thrilling exporience ever  listened to."  Latest novels at Cliffe's bookstore.  Mayor Pitts   paid   Nelson a business  visit this week.  The bar of the Palace hotel is closed  for the present.       l  G. Alexander, of Kaslo, visited Sandon on Wednesday.  W. W. Warner returned to the city  from Spokane on Thursday  Frank   Lowes    finished  city census on Saturday last  Stein Bros, intend going out of the  bakerv and grocery business.  ,Pat Dwyer came up from Silverton'  and spent a few days' visit here.  Pat Walsh, of the K. & S. railway at  Kaslo, was in the city this week.  T. McGuigan returned home from  Spokane the first part of the week.  The Hunter-Kendrick Co. are building large warehouses at Greenwood and  Phoenix.  Mr. J. Vallance and wife returned  home on Thursday from a short visit to  Hamilton, Ont.  J. A. McVickie returned home on  Monday, after spending the winter in  Collingwood, Ont.  Mr. Ransom has gone to Montreal to  bring up his wife and family. All may  be, here in a few weeks.  All the'; local delegates who went to  Ottawa arrived home this week, except  G. F. Ransom who went on to Montreal.  G. F. Billings, of'Rbssland, representing the''Yale-Columbia Lumber Co.',  paid. Sandon a business tripon .Tuesday.  ;i.. Mr. Arthur Mullen, and Mi*8._Ex.Bur-  dick were married at Three Forks.by  Rev.'' Father Cote, on .Thursday, April  i8th.;    ���������"���������;���������������������������������������������;���������'. ���������  . _ ���������;;,;��������� :        ���������.,-���������>������������������  G. M. Bosworth, of Montreal, and W.  R. Melnnes, of Winnipeg, freight traffic  managers of thevC. P. R., were in the  city on Monday.    '":.  The Methodists are going to get up  what they say will be the concert of the  year before the departure of Mr. and  Mrs. Sanford for their new home.  The Sandon Miners' union has now a  staff of officers that are all moderate  and sensible. This should ensure the  best of good feeling with all classes.  For Sale.���������A neat five room cottage,  with furnishings, good outbuildings in  connection, situated near the Star gulch  and very convenient, to city. x\pply on  the premises to H. Dii.ley.  The young men's club held a pleasant  evening social on Tuesday last at the  house of Mrs.Radcliffe, on Cody avenue.  About twenty persons were present, including members of the club and friends,  and a very enjoyable evening was  spent.  The council are at work extending the  flume to the Kootenay hotel. The extension was much needed, and the further extension up by Lovatt's saw mill  is also much needed. These works will,  however,draw very heavily on the city's  finances and curtail expenses in other  directions. With the present tax collecting laws and municipal assessable  property, it will require the most careful financing possible to enable the  council to pull through. It is simply an  outrage that municipalities do not control personal property and income taxes  as well as those of real estate.  An interesting matter in the chambers  came up at Vancouver recently in the  case of Davis vs. Dunne, a suit envolv-  ing the Sunset mine in Whitewater  basin.- Application was made by the  defence for an order setting aside the  service of the writ on the defendant  on the ground that the action arose in  Minneapolis and the case should have  been tried in the United States and  not in this province. The presiding  judge upheld the contention and the  order was granted. It is reported that  the bond on the Sunset property has  been r.hrown up, but no confirmation  could be obtained as yet.  John O'Regah'is spending a few holidays in Nelson.  Miss Van de Werth, palmist and card  reader, was at the Denver a few days.  W. V. Brock is leaving Sandon for  Phoanix, where he will start a blacksmith's shop.  The C. P. R. are calling for tenders  for the construction of the branch line  to Trout Lake.  We regret to state that Mrs. H. Dilley  who has been very seriously ill for some  time is not improving.  There are eight patients in the hospital at present. During the week seven  patients were admitted and three convalescents discharged.  Hand bills are out for the return visit  of Prof. Payne, the hypnotist.' The date  is not yet appointed, but it is expected  he will be here during the coming week.  A special sermon will be preached in  the Methodistclmrch Sunday evening,  to the members of the I. O. O. F. A  cordial invitation is extended to everybody to attend.  Robfc. Irving went to Spokane Thursday to meet Mr. Hill, president of the  S. F. & N. Ry. It is expected the outcome means a change of time in the near  future on the K. & S. '  Rev. Mr. Ferguson leaves next Tuesday to attend a presbytery meeting at  Vancouver. He will be away about ten  days altogether, and during his absence  Mr. Geo. Bradley, of Nelson,;will preach  in the Presbyterian church.  niNES AND fUNING;  The Sunset at Jackson Basin shipped  20 tons from Whitewater this week.  .  It is reported that ore has been found  in the new tunnel, of the,Wonderful,  about 30 feet from the' recently discovered ledye. '"' ' ���������;' ���������'  The richest strike on the Bosun was  made last Tuesday, when, seven inches  of high grade galena were encountered  in the face of No. 1 tunnel.  The ore shipments this week show a  considerable increaseover that Of some  time past,the Ivanhoe shipping 100 tons,  nearly ha'f the entire amount.  The Whitewater mine has now about  1000 tons of ore stored at the railway,  representing probably $75,000. Witli  all this money locked up until a market  can be found, the public can see al! the  operations of mine owners are not  "hand over fist."  The Star has now 120 men at work,  tbe largest staff we believe it ever had.  During the last few months thc management did a great deal of exploiting and  development, with the satisfaction of  finding the richest ore ever uncovered  on the property. This added to the fact,  they have a contract for the sale of their  output for the year, enables the company to anticipate, the most profitable  year's work in the history of the property.  Hotel Arrivals For the Week.  Denver���������Jas. Bolger. Seattle; Dave  Jackson, S. Olesen, Kaslo; M. Matheson, Trout Lake; John Bough, J. Simon,  Slocan, Mi88 Van de We.rth, Frank  Carlson. Nelson; Miss Elian Lawson,  Rossland.  Reco���������W. H. Donnan, C B. Bainman,  Vancouver; W. J. Twiss, G. Alexander,  M. R. W. Rathborne, Kaslo; J. Doran,  E. Swindlehurst, G. M. Bosworth, R.  Chipp, Montreal; J. C. Conlin, W. J.  Applety, Victoria; Howard West, W. S.  Drewry, New Denver; B. Neild, John  Donner, Jr.. Mrs.Kleiser, Toronto; J. A.  Sherbrooke, Que.; C. D. Beacdwood, W.  H. Mclnnis, A. McAllister, Winnipeg;  G. W. Hughes, Alamo; H. E. McDonald, E. C. Davidson, Arch. Dick,  R. J. Hamilton, A. B. Gray, Nelson, W.  W. Warner, Spokane; Rae McNally,  J. G. Billings, Rossland, F. T. Pooler,  Ohama, Neb.  For Provincial Railways.  Victoria, x^pril 23.���������The government  today brought in a bill .providing for a  five million loan for "the construction of  railways and public works. The lines  which it is proposed to aid by subsidies  not exceeding $4,000 a mile are:  (a) From the coast in the neighborhood of English bluff, Point Roberts via  Chilliwack and Hope to Midway, 350  miles.  (b) From the terminus of the E. it  N. to the north of Vancouver Island, 240.  (c) From Rock Creek to Vernon to  connect with Shuswap &Okanagan, 125.  (d) From Kitimat to Hazelton, 100.  The conditions upon which the lines  will be aided are:  1. The subsidy to any of the above  roads will be cancelled if work is not  started before July 1st, 1902.  2. The subsidy is not payable till the  railway is in running order and guarantees of continuous maintenance given.  3. Four per cent, of the gross earnings is to be paid to the province and be  a first charge on the said earnings.  4.- The line benefitted must be constructed wholly and as a continuous line  within the province.  5. The government is to have abso-,  lute control of rates,  notwithstanding  that a  Dominion   charter, may be obtained.  6. The railway may be acquired at  an}', time by the province, valuation to  be determined by arbitration.  7. Conditions may be altered by the  governor-general-in-council. .  ���������>  8. Said obligations are.to be imposed  as prior to any Dominion obligation.  -9. Such other terms may be imposed  as the government think abvisable.  The company building the CoaBt-Koo-  tenay road must maintain a daily ferry  service to .Vancouver Island, connecting  with Victoria; and railway connection  is also to be given Vancouver and New  Westminster.  Provision is also made in1 the' bill for  the building of a bridge over the Eraser  at a cost not exceeding $500,000. .  At the government caucus last night  Hon. Mr. McBride announced in regard  to the government's railway policy that  the granting of a contract for the Coast-  Kootenay road was to be left with the  governor-in-council. Seven members  objected, but Mr. McBride said there  would be no departure from that position. The caucus was prolonged until  midnight.  Sandon Ore Shipments.  The following are the ore shipments  from here this week :  Mine. Tons.  Ivanhoe ..100  Last Chance...  60  Slocan Star...........'......  42  American Boy .-. 20  Reco  20  a pure grape cream or tartar powder  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Bak.nc Powders coJitiUning  alum.   Thoy *r������ lnjuriouft to health mi*~iti*xiTifittv^-MtJ*>iis~ir ti  ���������'-���������*."*- W3rSfr~2?:-'-TJK-<  S!J -2-  Tlie Spring Feeling.  .NOT EXACTLY SICK-BUT NEITHER  ARE YOU WELL.  ���������t/Io.sc << iilincmciO Ourlnn I In. ".Vliilcr  MniiflKi Un- I.������:l*l Vim Wc:ik, ������*:isl'.v !><>-  prrvM'il mill "Onl ol" Sorl.N."  Tho woirds "weak and depressed"  expresses tiho. condition of thousands'  of people Ln tike spring time. It is"  one of nature's signs tfhat humanity  cannot undergo months of indoor life  Ln badly ventilated, buildings wifoh  impunity. Sometimes you have a  headache; slight exercise fatigues you;  your appetite is variable; you are  easily irritated or "depressed; perhaps there axe pimples or slight  eruptions that indicate thc blood  needs attention. Whatever the symptom may it should,- be attended to at  once, else you will iJall an easy prey  to graver disease. Do not use a purgative in tine hope that it will put  you rigiM. Ajiy doctor will tell you  that purgatives weaken, that they  impair tihe action o'f tho liver and  create ohronic constipation. A tonic  is what is needed to help nature fight  your battle fo'x health, and there is  only.one always reliable, never-failing tonic, and tibat Ls Da*. WilliamsT  ���������Pink Pills. Tihcs'e pills have no purgative action. Tihey make rich, red  'blood,'strengthen the tired and jaded  netrves, and mak'e weak, depressed,,  easily tiircd people, wihether old or  young, bright, active and strong.  Among those who have proved the  health-bringing ij.ualities of Dr. "Wil-.  Lxams' PLnk Pills' is Miss. Emma Oha-  put, of Lake Taloin, Ont., who says).  "I cannot thank you' enough for the  good I hav*e derived through the use  of Dr. Williamis' PLnk Pills;. I 'honestly believe that but for them I  would now be in my grave. My  health was completely broken down.  My face as wMtc as chalk, and if  I made tbe least effort to do any  housework I would almost faint from  the exeti'tioin. and my heart would  ��������� beat violently so that I feajred I  would drop where I stood. I was  'a great sufferer from headaches and  dizziness as well, and my appetite  was so poor that 1 scarcely ate at  all. I tried several medicines, but  they did not help me, and then I decided to send for some of Dr. Williams' PLnk Pills. I got six boxes  and before I used them all I.was as  well as I had evor been, with a good  healthy color, a good appetite and an  entire freedom from the ailments that  had made me. so miserable. You may  be sure that I will always have a  warm regard for your invaluable  medicine."  Do not experiment with other so-  called tonics���������you are apt to find it  a' waste of money and your health  worse than before. You will not be  experimenting when youi use Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. They have proved  their value tho world over, and you  can rely upon it that what they have  done for others they will do for you  If you cannot get the genuine pills  tram your dealer send direct to the  Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brock-  ville, Ont., and they will be mailed  post paid at 50 cents a box or six  boxes for ������2.50.  Two Dr.nko For a. Quarter.  A young man about town who thought  he had seen the limit in strange happenings ran up against a now one the other  night. He had drifted into a hotel bai  for a drink, and while standing at thf  bar an elderly man, very nicely dressed  and with every indication of prosperity,  if not wealth, came in and ordered a  drink of 15-cent whisky, inquiring ut the  same time if that brand were not sold at  the rate of two drinks for a quarter,  Upon receiving a reply in the affirmative  tho old chap produced a flask, laid down  a quarter and asked the bartender to  put the other drink in tho bottle to take  away with him. The bartender, dazed,  did so without a word, and the incident  was closed.  TO POLISH AND VARNISH FCJRNl-  TCJRE.  When house-cleaning time is fairly upo.n us wc sfl-iall find that chairs,  tables aud other wooden furniture  will need a good polishing at least,  and thatsonne of it mus.t have anew!  coiat of varmis'h.  The following compound is good for  polishing and cleaning furniture: Melt  equal quantities of bees!wax and cas-  tilu soap in turpentine until it formd  a paste, cream like, which use as  usual. Tlxiis. recipe is froan a successful restorer of old polished woods, and  it is good either for polished floors or  funniiture, a.s it cleanses, gives a  beautiful gloss', and has no stickiness.  One pint o.f linseed oil, same of  vinegar and 'half a pint of alcohol,  well .vhiike.ii before using, is still another furniture cleanser and polisher.  Tbe a'lxu-e polish and elbow grease  used together, a large quantity of the  latter, is sm-e to result favorably.  Professor .Dudley of t'hc Pennsylvania Railroad states that tho best  method to el earn a varnished surface  without injuring the gloss; is to use a  nuxturcof powdered soap and tripoli,  in proportions of about three parts of  soap to seven parts of tripoli, applied  wit'h a wot cloth. The slight solvent action of tbe soap does not injure  the varnished surface, but it removes  the dirt, and thc grit of the tripoli,  wiluch must be very fine, cuts, off such  raaltc-r as the soap fails to remove.  Whoa furniture requires re-vlarn-  ishing, it should bo well washed with  strong c.soda water, i which will remove every particle of grease. Then  wa.s'h with.soift water into which a  little vinegar, oxalic acid is better,  has been put. This to neutralize'the  sod'a.   .'...��������� '���������    ,  Wipe ,dry a.ud ���������. coat with a good  quality of hard-drying varnish. When  ���������dry, rub off with a bunch of curled  feair, to remove the gloss, and flow on  u full coat of cabinet finishing varnish.  Ink stains on furniture may be removed by a mixture .of six drops of  spirits of nitre and a teaspoonful,of  water. Dip a feather into this and  touch the stained part, when the ink  will disappear. Immediately after this  rub the spat with a soft cloth amd  cold 'wator to prevent a white mark,  .which always appears,', from: becoming  permanent. .  To take out less,'-serious spots and  brijrhten the furniture at the same  time, fake, two tablespoonfuls of  .-w-ceL 'jil, one of vinegar, and half a  ;al-.le.s'pooji!ful of turpentine, rubbing  this mixture on with a bit of flannel.  AN-OCEAN  FANCY.  Have you ever had a notion  I That you'd like to cross the ocean���������  That the sea air would much benefit your health I  Have you had a passion frantic   .  Just to see the broad Atlantic  Or in some foreign country spend your wealth?  Well, 1 once had that ambition,  But 1 knew that my position  Was such as not to warrant such a trip,  And I've- very often wondered  How I saved up several hundred  And engaged a passage on the fastest ship.  Ah, what joy anticipated,  And what hopes I'd cultivated!  For many weeks I lived in perfect bliss,  |        Anil iliy joy was still unfailing:  ;        When the day arrived for sailing;,  j And  I-thought what  lots of sport some  people  i miss.  j        "l'was in June (my recollection '  i        Serves mc right in this connection,  I Though of tho rest my mind is not so clear)  1        That I sailed for shores historic,  With visions metaphoric  And a longing for the salt sea atmosphere.  If you haven't seen the ocean  And would view its wild commotion,  Just strangle your desire without delay.  Though I crossed the broad Atlantic  And felt its swells gigantic,  1 never saw thc blamed thing either'way.  .iff>���������  _   Oalr n. Suggestion.  Mr. Gruinp���������I've brought home  motto for our sitting room. See!  Thy Cross."  Patient Wife���������If one word.were  and the motto read backward, I  take it as a personal warning.  Mr. Grump���������Take care, woman!  do you mean?  Patient Wife���������Then it would  "Don't  Cross  Thy   Bear."-  a new  "Bear  added)  would.  What  read",  ,, O.E.I'-E'XaOiaa"   "m^L.  The finest ten. comes from Ceylon, we use tho finest o������ these, and that is why  Ludella Ceylon Tea leads in Quality.  -Load Packages   25, 30, 40, 50 and 60 Cents  'i -  .-'  naS9&s&Xfr-<&s^sqV^,m3i^b/iFyr&y)<Q/^9^^^-s^'^t>/^^^ ^S&n&r'u* /V9*^fWm>1  Is made for your house, made J  just right���������proper pigments��������� i  proper oil���������proper colors. Made  to give a house a handsome, 1  stylish appearance, to keep it ��������� ~  that way, always fresh and 9  bright and clean. To get a  lasting, pure paint, buy  Ramsay's  Paints  the oldest and best in Canada,  made rightafter long experience.  Sold by dealers, not at the price  of cheap paints which will fail  you, but at a reasonable price  for the best that can be made.  Write lor BOOKLET " K " free  showing how some houses are  painted, and telling all about  it  PAINT MAKERS  MONTREAL.  Est'd 1842  hest resnltsSHlP Ml ^ flppLES   other ,���������...��������� an(J pR0DUCE, */  * _^ ���������>--<���������__���������    *-+ Trr - *Rf<inli-Afi AnAll  The Dawson. Commission Co.. u^&lC-������^'"*1     : :      ������������������..'��������������������������� :_   ' ' I  (I  The  Beet  Prenerver.  Customer���������I   want, to   get    something  that will preserve wood.  New Clerk���������Yes, sir.  thing you want.  Customer���������Nonsense!  lock.  ; New.Clerk���������Yes, sir. Put that on your  wood shed door, and no thief will ever  get in_  Here's just the  That's   a   pad-'  WHAT ONE MAN CAN DO.  In a day ono workiiinig'man can  cut  by hand 6,000 watch-glasses.  *������.'".  To Band Tor our  Oomplote Onta-  logrue of 8h*9i  Mualo and Booka  with Spsolal ratM  of discount   .  WHALEY,  ROYCE&Co.  168 Yongro 8t.  Toronto, etsft,  State of Ohio, Citycf Toledo, 1    ���������������������������  Looas County. fss'  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is  senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney &  Co., doing business iD tbe City of Toledo,  County and State aforesaid, and that said Arm  will pay ihe sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh  that caunotj be cured by the use of Hall's'  Catarrh Cuke.  FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before me and subscribed in ray  presence, this 6th day of December. A.D. 1886.  : : A.*VV QLEASON,  : seal. : Xotary Public,  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and  acta directly on tho blood and mucous surfaces  of thesystena.   Send for testimonials, troe.  F.J.: CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O  Sold by Druggists, 75o.  Hall's Family Pills are the best. .-:'������������������  The ;man .who places'  the    highest  things first ' nviil be the first  to get  the  highest  place.  Ask for ffliiiard's. and take no other.  The      spendthrift    who  is   always  spending upon himself is-as selfish and  mean as the miser.  dominion Line Steamships  Montieal to Liverpool.     Boston' to Liver-  .,'..������������������  pool.   Portland to Liverpool.   Via Querns-  town.'  Large and Fast Steamships. Superior accommodation  (or all chi58������s of passengers.    Saloons and Btateroom������������������  ire amidships.   Special attention has been given to thq  Second Saloon and Third-Clase accommodation.   Foi  rates of passage and all particulars, apply to any ageul  of the Company, or  Richards, Mills & Co,       D.Torrance & Co..  77 State St., Boston. Montreal and Portland,  ���������SUR1LIE OF 1QM  A?!������pulM Manual present-  UUOILEB Wr lOUI.ingin acondensod form aU  that la requisite to assist the laity In reaping the benefits  of the Jubilee. Substantial, complete and practical.. H-  lustrated Edition on Photo Paper lOo each, S7.50 per  hundred, post-paid. D. and J. Hadlikb <k Co., MontreaL  STREET METAL,    douqlas bros..   '  x^^.nD>>^.^������ 12J Adelaide St.,  CORNICES Toronto, Oct.  MONTREAL HOTE-. BlRSOTOilY^  iiVEfTU STli? 0 iii 8 ���������������Mutiia'^Collei(������    i.ve������a������  K.CHUCJ.UUOC      p&mUy   lluM   t%tu   w_lt,  por daj.  CHENILLE   CURTASNS  and all kinds of house Hangings, also  LACE OURTAmS :DY*5A%Ki"D  Write to us nbout yours.  BRITISH AMERICAN DYEING CO., Box 158, Montreai  TEA  CHEST9  i'Ljitablc for Fireproof Covering: for  Barns nnd Stables or   for packing |mr-  poses.   Size when npenetl C8 x 32 inches.   For sale -  .it 5c- each while ihcy Lis:.   Address, nt onco   The Blue Ribbon Tea Co., Toronto, Ont,  Every  man   bears,  his  own   burden  but not   every  one 'has  the  blessing  of  bearing   another's.  Keep ffliiiard's.Liniment in.the House  It is easy  to recover   from another man's adversity.  Minard's Liniment Lumberman's  Friend  Greatness' is not in being lifted up  but in Igrowing up.  :w,pc wi  A good Agent wanted in every town in Canada  Salary and expenses to a flrst-cla?R Agent. We mak,  .the Quickest selling household articles on l he|markct.  Apply at once.    Itefcrenccs required.:  Apply to  THE  CROWTHER-CUMMI NG  GO.,  TORONTO.  For all skin ailments,  S. 0. Calvert & Co., Manohestor, Eng-tand  THE M08T NUTRITIOUS.  ORATEFUL.--OOMPORTINQ.  ' 'ri-  <;;:���������:'  @59EAKFA8T-SUPPg������&.  i i'i'i =3=  MANUFACTURERS LIFE.  A Slalciiienl   I'x.itbH'n;.   rrogrcss, Stabll'  liy, :iim1 Success.  Ut is always a pleasure to be able to review  the financial statement, of one of our Canadian  institutions, especially when that statement  exhibits progress, stability, and success. Th������  annual report of the .Manufacturers Life,  published in to-day's issue, is ono which show,  such unmistakable signs of careful manage,  ment, combined with a spirit of progress, thai  policyholders in it aro to oe congratulated, ancj  those proposing to insure in it need no addi  tional guarantee that thoir interests will b<  well protected.  in a year in which competition was verj  keen thc company received applications foi  insurances amouni.irg to over ������3,000,000, and  issued policies for S2.U79.705. Tlio application*  rejected by the compnny as not coming up to  its mcdic.il standard was the large proportion  ot over 10 per cent, of the applications received,  The total volume of business now on thd  company's books is ovor ������15,000,000, whilo tho  cash income from premiums and interest,, has  increased from ������2!)(;,103 in 1891, to ������000.717 in  1900. During tho ye.ir the company disbursed  lo policyholders, for endowments, dividends,  x-urroiidorcd policies, and death claims, the  subs-tan'.iulsum of 8127,005, added to the reserve  fund Cor the security of policyholders S'.2S,495,  nnd increased at the same time its surplus by  $C7,2GS.35.  A careful roview of thc company's business  for tho pist fix years wae made by Prof. Dr.  James Mills,in which he showed that, while in  lS.il the assets of the company (.mounted to  $821,321, they now have reached the largo  ligures of i?2.279,1711. As an indication of their  excellent character, only some ������500 of overdue  interost existed on theSlst December ia respect  of the whole of thorn. Thc expenses for  f-cveral years past have shown a gradual  clecrea=c, and in 1900 thc chairman staled that  tho ratio of expenses was about 14 per cent.  lOiB than it was two -years ago. In every  impoi t:int particular, as pointed out by Mr. R.  1;. Patterson, it ii shown that in the past year  marked advancer, were made in all those  essentials which tend toward thc building up  of a sound and healthy institution. The cash  incomo increased by over $81,000; the assets by-  over 3109 0)0; tho policy reserve by over  $328,000 ; surplus on policyholders'account bj  over S339.0G0; und the insurance in force by  over $1,000,000. These are handsome increases,  and speak abundantly of the managerial  conduct of lhe company's affairs by.Mr. J. F.  Junkin.its managing director.  The important stop taken by thc Manufacturers and the Temperance and Goneral, in  deciding to unite their interests, is one, which  will, undoubtedly tend to secure oven greater  economy in administration, and consequently  increased benefits to tho policyholders, ivnd, in  view of the thorough investigation made by  tbe independent authority into tho affairs of  jboth companies, it is confidently believed that  even greater progress-will bo mado by the  combined companies in thc future than hag'  been made by either institution in tho past.  ODD  MAIDS  EXTINCT.  ��������� What has become of all the old  maids? One can remember when one  numbered several real old maids  among one's acquaintance. They all  dressed alike, talked alike, they gossiped, they were generally "touchy,"  they lavished their affections on  "wheezy old pugs and disagreeable  cats, and they conveyed the impression of never having* been young. But  .where   is  such  a type   of woman to  ��������� be found now? She has wholly  vanished. The fact'is nobody acknowledges nowadays that age can wither,  ..or'that.a'Woman is "out of it" if she  does not marry. .Thu "old maid" has  become the. "bachelor maid.'' She  dresses as all women do nowadays,  without regard to the flight of time,  She has her,occupations, useful or  social, she i������ cheery, she uses up ever}  minute of her time, and she is de  pendent on nobody to take her aboul.  The "old maid,'' in f;iot, is quite obsolete.  ."reriin.iiro Critic-Inn..  A green Irishman having-been ordered  by his employer to saddle the lior.se and  ride to town on a mission, was observed  by a neighbor putling the saddle on bind  part before. Approaching him, he remarked:  "You've got that saddle on wrong end  first." '  "Indade!" exclaimed the greenhorn,  do ve know which way Oi'm  More For Tlicir Money.  Mrs. xN'cbb���������Do you tako the Sunday  Blatherskite? You know a picture goes  with every copy?  1 Mrs. Reed���������No. Wc prefer .the Sunday  Gasbag. It comes in four volumes and  has a bottle of family liniment with it,  every week.  A General Idea.  "But," said the cruel editor, "this is not  good dialect poetry."  "Not good dialect?" answered the  dreamy poet. "Sir, I defy you to find a  single word that is spelled correctly iu  that poem. 1 guess I know what dialect is.  Inexplicable.  Police Justice���������You say you aro innocent. How do you explain tho fact that  you were found near the scene of the  robbery wilh the stolen property in your  hands?  Prisoner���������Dat's what's puzzlin me, too,  jedge.  A Brenilftil Mini, Tiideed.  ' Miss Mincer���������Oh, I suppose Mr. Grun-  tle is not so bad a man, but then he's not  the man a woman would care to marry.  Miss Candor (of Boston)���������Good gracious! Is it possible that there is such a  man as that in the world?-   .  Gentlemen,���������While driving down a  very steep hill last August my horse  stumbled and fell, cutting himself  fearfully about the head and bod v. I  used MINARD'S .LINIMENT freely on  him and in a few.'days he was as well  as ever.  J.  B.  A.  BEAUCTIEMIN.  Sherbrookc.  OFF AGAIN.  ON AGAIN.  Very well, said she, in a huff, all  is over between, us. I'll thank you to  return my letters.  All right, s a id he. 1-11 send them to  you the  first   thing  in  the   morning.  Oh, there's no killing hurry. Suppose you���������er���������bring them with you  when  you call   to-morrow  evening.  Ptlir-ard's Liniment is used by Physicians  He who Ls browned hy his conscience  cares not if he is condemned by the  crowd.  ffJtds dgoatora la on every box of th������ tjenaiaS  LsMtive Bromo-Quiaiae t^^  It is often impossible to both appease the conscience and to please  the crowd.  HOR OVER PIPTV YEARS  MRS WINSLOWe SOOTHING SYROP h������t 6o������  oaed by mothara(or choir children l.ontbinK. It ooothee  the child, soften* tho gums, ailuyspuiii, cures wind co.iw  ���������tad I ��������� the bent reujerij' for di.vrhoea, 25c a. botlle. Sotd  bj all dniKiriKw tnruughout. tho world. B������ suro nnd m>  (oi "Un. WianlOrV'i Soothing S/rap.'  CriE-tiM'UL SOUL.  "An how  goin?"  about  Wiroly���������Too  bad,  old    man,  your house buruing' down.  Hirely���������Oh. ir might have been  worse. I have found out that the tax  collector was coming around the next  day to grab my furniture.  Itl^t  Tha Directors congratulate tho policyholders and shareholders on the subs'.unlial  progress m-ide during the yoar, which has been lho most satisfactory in tho Company'*  history.  There were received during thc year 177S applications for assurances amounting: to  $:S,03S,939. Thc business actually caken no and paid for in cash daring thc year amounted  to -?-",18'',70'l, und, leaving out ein?lo payment po'icio., tho first year's cash premiums  collected I hereon was $115,782.01, as against $107,1GO.SG for thc previous year, and $100,013.-  93 for HAS.  The Assurances in Force amount to $lo,.09,G?0, an incrcaso of $1,0-11,331 over tho pro-  viousycar.  The Premium Income was $5!,Q,S75.0I, showing tho handsome increase of SGS.G05.23.  Thero were received for interests and ]J.onU?S7,lGl.ll. making tho total Income $67G,33il5,  an increase of SSI,137.92.  After paying tho po.'cy-holders for claims, dividends and surrenders $127,6G1.73, and  providin;,' for all other expenditures, the x-Vs.ct.s wero increased by nearly half a million dob  huv, of, which 8323,193.00 was added to Policy Kcserves and $G7,2G3.35 to Surplus.an eminently satisfactory saving for one year's operations.  The Assets now amount to J.2,279,175.91, and the Policy Reserves to $1,950,507.00 on the  Compan\ 's standard. After making provision for all other liab'litics the surplus on policyholders' account is ������301,021.30, which would bo considerably increased by adopting lhe Government stindard of valuation for Policy Reserves,  GEOP,GJE GOODKItFIAM, '    J. F. JUNKIN.  President. Managing Director.  31st, 1900.  SUMMARY Or STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR END.NG DEC.  I INCOME.  Received lor New Premiums  '. $    115.7S2 oi  Received for Single and Renewal Premiums       47">>093 ������3  From all other sources ". ,       203,749  lI  $794,624 IS  DISBURSEMENTS.  To Policyholders for claims by death , ������ 87,830 04  To Policyholders for Endowments, Dividends, etc  39,834 69  To Commissions, Salaries,   and expenses of management    152,648 75  To Taxes, Reinsurance Pre miuins nud Dividends to Stockholders .. 27,o-J4 os  Surpl us of Income over Expenditure  487,256 62  $794,624 15  ASSETS.  Municipal Bonds, Stocks and debentures $ 854,788  Loans on Bonds and other Securities  1 04,511  Mortgages on Real Estate  918,140  Real Estate  36,845  Loans on Policies  147,124  Accrued Interest, Net Deferred Premiums, etc  145,448 91  Cash on hand and in Banks  72)4'o 37  37  53  12  25  09  $2,279,268 64  LIABILITIES.  Liability for Policy Reserves, Government Standard.............  $1,914,174 00  Special Reserve Fund over and above Government Standard '.        36,333 00  All other Liabilities ���������....          '27,644 t;8  Surplus on Policyholders'Account.     301,117 06  $2,279,268 64  Dr. James Mills, of Guelph, moved the adoption of the report in an excellent address,  from which the following is a short extract:  At a meeting of this naturo it is always a pleasure to be in a position.to congratulate  those interested, and on this occasion I can do so most heartily.  We have really amostsatisfactorystatcmenfc topres'entto the shareholders and policyholders of tho Company, a statement which will bear tho closest inspection.   We can speak:  with more deflniteness than over in the past in regard to our investments and our standing , for we have moro information at our disposal, furnished us in the splendid report of  : our consulting actuary.   There has been progress all along the line.  A comparison of 1900 and 1S99 is in the report, so I need not refer to that again, I  would, however, refer to one other point: The quostion of our progress during a longer  period, 1S91 to 1900, being that of thc present management,  After a lapse of six years we find miny points which are alike creditable to the management and gratifying to the persons most interested in thc success of tho Company, the  shareholders and tho policy-holders.  Tho following figures will illustrate the vigorous growth of tho Company:  Net Income Gross Assur-  Year  1894..  1900.  x^sscls.  ..S   821,321  ... 2,279,176  ist Year's  Premiums.  $ 6i,CS5  from ance  I'rems & Int.    in force.  '8296,468       $ 9,555,300  666,717 15,409,620  The assets are practically threo times what they were six years ago.   Amount of in-  ome from new business shows 100 per cent, increase.   Net income from Premiums and In  tercet has increased over 100 percent.   The assurance in force has grown from f). to 15}  millions,  Iwantalso to refer to the character of. our assets and tho expense ratio, both being  important items in a concern of this kind. Our securities wero never before in the splendid  condition thev nro to-day. 1 doubt if any Company can show such a record of invested  assets of ovor'$2.<;00.000 and only ������001.30 overdue interest.  In new companies the expense r.U.io is always largo, These expenses should gradually  decrease, and our record is ns it should bo in this respect,  Tho ratio is about 14 per cent, loss than it was 1 wo years ago. I think that is one of  tho ii.o.itsatisfactory I'ontures in our business.   Thc ratio is decreasing rapidly.  I thank our managor, his start" and thc field force for thc results wo aro able to  ������������������oporfi to-day, and I do so most sincerely, and 1 must congratulate the policyholders and  shareholders on the position wc have attained.  Mr. J. F. Jun'uu, the "Managing Director, in seconding tho adoption of the roporfc.  If wo look back over two vears, wc And that tho premium income for 1000 wai  almost, S140.000 more than for 1S9S, or an increase of 31 per cent,, whilo our expenses for 1900,  as compered with 1S98, only show an increase of about $2,000. or 1. per cent. The result  is that v<*o have now. not only the lowej.t oxpenso ratio of any nctivo company of our own  or a similar ap;e on tho continent, but wc compare very favorably in this respect with even  the oldest and largest Canadian and American Companiea.  aQ������'CUu/  ���������UMAX  'A/a??  dtuno  x  ���������CL  METHOD IN HIS  GENEROSITY.  A fruit dealer in Paris advertised  his willingness to give a prize of five  francs for thc. biggest apple sent to  him. In a fortnight he had received  enough big apples to stock his store  for a season, and, like an honest  man, he awarded five franca for the  biggest one. The others didn't cost  hdem a sou, and the free advertising  brought  to him  a rush  of  business.  Why .She I������,<K H!tn.  Freddie���������And you mean to tell mo that  Iljpkins hasn't married Miss raynter?  Why, the j_;ii-l was throwing herself at  him (he hist time I saw Ihem.  Tod die���������My dear ch:i\,, did you ever  know a woman who could throw straL'lu?  TRIMMED.  I presume ? asked  Plain drunk,  Court.  Wit delirium thriminins  said thc officer.     .  the  ryer 'ansr !  ���������BMaaaiiiimagJiamiMwMiMMii^^  mmmM^/MmiMmNmimmmmmmimm ^&MVraxiKf"l>-'&.zr'i������ ���������  WA**l������K-f.,(i*.h*1s.  ������������������������ *"*-"-4-"e-'sj2ffl!.?M5 ���������*������*���������"::  THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, -April 27. 1901.  The Mining Review.  SATURDAY,   APRIL'27, 1901.  If somebody does not take care of the  gulchile he will soon be in  the asylum  from a combination of causes.   The first  symptoms of. hisailments were displayed  in Boer sympathies, next royalty hatred,  again distrust of Christianity and morality, and now the running sore is council  aphobia.    Wc are quite  free  to admit  the council has not always been as economical as it might have been ; but when  in past years it was less so than it is now  it had the maniac's unqualified endorsa-  tion.   If the ground for   attacking   the  Mayor was ��������� property   qualification   or  something of that sort, his frenzy would  be considered on its merits  by the public, but when it   is   on   purely personal  grounds,   the    general   verdict   is   the  Mayor as a man is held in  as high esteem as his assail is in contempt, which  ' is sayiliy a great deal.   If it is right now  to reduce our police force, why was  not  the reduction advocated a year ago���������two  years ago���������when there was as much call  for it as now ;ancl if it is found too much  ��������� money is now paid  the  Clerk, why was  it   not  said   so   by  that print two and  three years ago when the Revtkw pointed it out as a fact ?   We believe there is  room for economy in   present   in'anage-  m'ent, and we openly said so  two years  ago. and  more, when  the business was  run much more expensively than   now.  The facts are the gulchite is not filching  enough from municipal  sources, and it  is evidently   fed from other sources to  throw the mud. and. the filth has to flow  as long as the people will bear with it.  A BACKWARD CHILD  Some people suggest the council ought  to pay Mr. Harris for the sidewalks he  built on Main street. Others again say  that as he built them for his own personal gain, the city should pay nothing.  .BatTi sides are to an extent correct. No  doubt he built them for his own personal benefit, as without them he could not  .have leased and sold to advantage,  They are, however, a city asset, and had  he not.built themithe city would have  had to do it sooner or later. Under the  circumstances he should receive a fair  consideration for them ; but the trouble  is the wherewithal is not available. By  the loss of books and records in the fire  the city lost it back taxes and revenue of  every kind. It has now available but  current licenses, fines, ecc, and realty  taxes as the people are disposed to pay  them, for under our beneficent municipal laws, the council have no means of  enforcing payments. Of course, in any  event paying for work never oidered is  a bad precedent; but an exception  ought to be made in this case, as the  value is good. Until means are at hand  to do it, however, payment cannot well  be made.  Capital City Gossip.  (From  our Special Correspondent.)  Victoria, April 15.���������For two weeks  white-winged peace has hovered close  oyer Victoria; two weeks ago lobbyists  disappeared, warring delegations came  no more, and the silence across James  Bay was no longer broken by the disputing solons of the British Columbia  legislature, and railway promoters and  agent's hied themselves to the Yales and  Ivootenays to give the suffering people  of those districts a twinge of the agony  Victorians have long endured.  Ail this is changed tonight. Peace  has flown, and Victoria is again the  storm centre of warring railway and  political elements, and on every hand  can be heard "What will the government do in the event of������������������," "The gov-  In a child that is backward  in teething, look out for  rickets. You can prevent  any serious consequences by  promptness.  The cause is poor nutrition,  imperfect digestion of food,  wrong food, poor food, bad air,  low life.  You must stop it. Give  Scott's emulsion of cod-liver  oil to feed the bones. "Now  give him' good food: the  proper food for a child.  It is a short job,- and not a  difficult one.  We'll send you a lillle to try if you like.  SCOTT & 130WNE,   Chemists, Toronto.  eminent will not dare to go to the  country," "Murphy is pledged against  it," '"iiayward has gone with ' the  crowd," "Government will be defeated,  etc., etc." M. IVs, railway promoters  and politicians are all busy preparing  for the battle royal which will open this  week and be waged until it is known  whether Canada and particular}' British  Columbia, is to be dominated by an  alien monopoly and exploited for the  benefit of our Yankee friends, or if it is  to remain under the.control of a monopoly purely Canadian and exploited for  the benelitof English and German stockholders, or until the govermnent'decides  that this province shall neither be delivered over to an alien corporation or  longer remain under the sway of the  "Aluiighty C. P. E." and undertakes  the construction of railways on behalf  of the people. ,  At the government buildings nothing  could be learned today. Chief Commissioner Wells could not. be seen, and his  deputy would vouchsafe no information  when asked about tenders for the construction of the Coast Kootenay road.  The time for receiving tenders  expired  Many a woman dresses to go out, feels  irresolute, sits down, and falls into a fit  of despondent musing. Ask her what's  the matter, and she'll probably answer  '"���������Just the blues." And what are the  blues? Only another name, in general,  for a disordered liver and a diseased  stomach. Cleanse the liver, heal the  stomach, purify the blood, and there'll  be no more blues. It can be done by  the use.of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical  Discovery. This medicine puts the diseased organs of digestion and nutrition  into a condition of sound health. It  eliminates from the blood all impure and  poisonous substances, and cleanses the  clogged liver. It contains neither alcohol nor narcotics.  .ng to government construction as the  onlv'solution of the question. Government construction, they say, will give  relief, and is feasible. The government  to lease the constructed lines for a long  term of years under conditions guaranteeing genuine competition, and relieving them from the exactions of either an  American or Canadian monopoly. It is  definitely known that this idea will re-  _    .._ t._  ....._, ceive the careful consideration of the  eainedaboiiteiprhtt.cn pounds since i first began    government if they are unable to make  fo take these remedies." ; Wsonable ternis with the two couipan-  Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure biliousness.  [ ics now asking for charters.  "I had liver complaint for the past fifteen  years, complicated with dyspepsia and gall  stones." write.-! Mrs. N. l.eni'ier, of 461 ]_,lin St.,  Oshkosh, Wis. "I doctored with seven of our  prominent doctors, ana not one or all of them  have done me the good, nor begun to do what  your medicines have. I have used three bottles  of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, one  vial of his;'Pleasant Pellets,' nud one bottle of  Dr. Pierce.'s   Favorite   Prescription,   and  have  today, but it could not be learned if any  tenders, had been received, in fact, no  one would talk. The executive council,  however, was in session all day. and it  is presumed that the railway policy was  being considered. So careful have the  government been that nothing should  leak out, that orders were issued today  not to print "The Orders of the Day"  until tomorrow, copy for which would  not be furnished until the. last minute  before the House convened. All sorts  of rumours are in the air, but there is  nothing more substantial than rumours,  ft, is not believed, however, that the  government will declare their policy for  several days.  The last two weeks  have given Victorians sufficient breathing tune to realize that they have been carried oh" their  feet by the banner and drum campaign  of the promoters of the V. V. oc. E.,- and  a strong reaction has set in.   Nowhere  today can be heard  the violent' and extravagant statements and  declarations  of a few weeks  11 go. and  the  people of  this city are now in  a more reasonable  frame   of   mind, while   not inclined to  look with lavor on the C. P. R., they are  beginning to  fear  they are beinu buncoed and to look askance at the V. V. &  E., and if the last   named   company secures the coveted charter with Victoria's  support, it will not be because it   loves  that road, but because it hates the C. P.  R.   This   change   in   the  spirit of our  dreams   has   been   brought   about   by  several second thoughts.   Victorians are  .essentially lovers of fair play and the  work of the V. Y.-&, E. agents is notcOn-  sidered fair.   Their trip  into the ridings, their meetings, appealing to  the  prejudices of the people, enlarging their  grievances against, the C.P.K., and their  attempt to force members of parliament  to pledge themselves to vote  for  the V.  V. & E. charter, is.-now.-looked' upon as  an attempt  to intimidate  the government, and to bulldoze them into adopting a certain course with  respect to the  granting of the charter without regard  to the interests of the province, as seen  by those most interested in' its  welfare  and before it is known what the  policy  of the government may be.        .  The V. V.:-&>E. agents haye played a  skillful gtjme, and one well calculated  to win, but friends of that company here  are now haunted by the fear that they  have wasted their trumps and that their  opponents hold -all'the suit and will get  the odd trick.  Since Mr. .Bodwell has admitted that  the V. V. & E. will be constructed by  Jim Hill and operated, as a branch of  the 'Great Northern, those who have  heretofore been ardent advocates of a  competing line with yictoria as & terminus, are asking themselves if the  granting of the V. V. & E. charter and  the construction and operation of the  road by the Great Northern will prove  all that is to be desired. They point out  that the Great Northern has terminal  facilities and a fine harbor at Everett,  Wash., that it has a large smelter there  and that it is fostering other large industries located at that place. The line  under the charter asked for will run  only to Midway in B. C, and will there  connect with a road running through  Republic from Spokane. Here, then  they argue, is where Victoria will be  buncoed and where her grand ferry  scheme will prove a delusion. Instead  of being made the terminus of a great  transcontinental railway system and the  home port of a line of steamers sailing  to the Orient, transpacific business will  be handled from the Sound, and Victoria will be merely a port of call as heretofore. Instead of the ores of the boundary being brought to the coast cities.for  treatment thev will be used to feed the  smeltera at Everett and Tacoma, and  the resources of British Columbia will  be drained to build up the rival cities of  the Sound, and the mainland ferry for  which she will pay so high a price, will  be run' serai-occasionally, or when  enough Victoria business is offered to  warrant it. Thus Victoria's hopes go  simmering, and her people are now turn-  , S. I) HE WRY    '  i;.-indon, B, C.  II. T. Twiac  New Denver,"-B, C.  DREWRY & TWIQG  Dominion and Provincial Lund Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers. ���������  Bedfoid & McNeil Code.  A. R. HEYLAND,  ENGINEER,  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  SANDON, B.C.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary  Public, Etc.  Sandon, British Columbia. -  B.  .D:r-.  nVCor^isoin.,  1  3er3.-t.ist,.  Cor. Ward and Baker Sis., Nelson, B.C.  Alta Lodge, No. 29.  A. F. AND A. M.  Regular Communication ot iho lodge.  Meets lirst Thursday in ouch month al S p. in.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  A. B. DOCICSTEAD1.R, Sec'y.  ":: '"������������������ATLAMHC STEAMSHIP TICKETS  ���������To and from European points via dumdum  and American lines. Apply for sailing dales,  rates and full information to any CI'. R. agent  or H.'W. Harbour, Agent, Sandon,  W.P. I-". Cuniming;,, Gen.hj.S. Agent,Winnipeg  A GeNTS WanTED for-'THK LIKE,AND REIGN  ��������� OF QUEEN VICTORIA." including special  memorial tributes from the most eminent  British and Canadian statesmen, and "The  Life of King udward VII." Size 10x 7'.,', about  COO pages, better illustrated than any rival  work. Written by Dr John Coulter, from London, Eng., the celebrated Historian, and Journalist, and John A. Cooper, editor Canadian  Magazine,Toronto. Price only fl.75--ne\v'book  from cover to cover. Extra large commission ;  credit given; prospectus free to canvassers.  World Publishing Co., Guelph,-Ont.  Established 1858.  Co,  nannfactiirers of all kinds of  Plain and Fancy  VICTORIA, B. C.  BRANCH-VANCOUVER, B. C.  Clofkes CleaRed,  Pressed  aivd Repaired  THE   I.   X.   L.   TAILOR   SHOP,  Opposite Union Hotel,  PHILLIPS,  Proprietor.  AT  F  Everybody Wants  Try Letbbridgc Coal, then you will  have the best and cheapest. This coal  will make the hottest ami brightest fires,  besides it is earily handled, as it is very  clean.   AVe have it for all lcindsof "rate  ameroiv,  1 J  J.'. J I  H THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, April 27, 1901.  Address of tlie Delegates.  To the Eight Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier,  Ottawa.  Sir:���������Desiring to impress, upon the  Dominion Govern ment what they deem  lo be an urgent need of legislation in  favor of the silver-lead industry of British Columbia, the various Mine Owners' associations and Boards of Trade in  the east and west Kootenays respectfully ask your consideration of the following facts and recommendations:  liOXUS  TO   L.KAJ)  HEKINEKY.  The mining-of lead in British Columbia has grown into a most important  industry. The production in 1900  amounted to 00,000 tons of silver-lead  ore, con tain in** silver to the value of  $2,201,000 aiicfabout 30,000 tons of metallic lead of the value 6f sJ2,6S)0,577, or a  total of $-4,985,676, and the tolal for all  years to date has been $20,000,000.  At the lirst of tho present year it was  estimated that an output of more than  .100,000 tons of ore, containing 50,000  tons of lead, would be reached in 1901.  This is an expectation in consequence of  events that have since occurred will  however be greatly disappointed.  The bulk of all this class or ores'hitherto mined in British Columbia, has  been smelted in the United States, and  the portion of it that has been smelted  in Canada, has also gone to the United  States to be refined.  At the beginning of 1901, the American .Smelting aud Eeliners- Company, a  trust which lias absorbed nearly all the  smelters and refineries in the United  States, gave notice Unit it had withdrawn from the British Columbia market, and that until further notice it  would make no contracts for the treatment of British Columbia ores.  ' The capacity of the smelters in operation in British. Columbia, and of the  independent- smelters in the United  States, is totally inadequate to treat the  normal'output'of the British "..Columbia  mines, and many of the mines have; inconsequence closed 'down, and, others  have lessened their output.  It is still possible.to have bullion that  has been smelted in  Canada, refined in  the   United   States,   but  the   refining'  cha'-'ge has been  greatly increased| and  there is no tendency observable toward  an increase of the smelting  capacity in  the districts now suffering.   Nor.is there  ��������� likely to be, while the danger of the imposition of excessive rates for refining  continues.  It   is   the  opinion of this delegation  . that for the relief of the distress at present existing, the surest and best remedy  is the establishment, in some accessible  situation within Canada, of a refinery,  and that inasmuch as the establishment  and successful operation of such a refinery would require the employment of a  large amount of caoital, not only in the  construction and equipment of the refinery, but   also   in   the   purchase, treatment, transportation and  marketing of  the product, and   inasmuch   as   the investment would be exposed to the danger of destructive competition  from the  American   trust, whenever   it   chose to  re-open its works to Canadian lead, your  memorialists   respectfully submit that  the Dominion Government should grant  a bounty, to be   paid lor a term of five  ye;\rs, al tho rate of $5 per ton upon pig  lead, the   product of   ores   smelted and  refined in Canada.  We submit that the transfer to Canada  of the industry of working np as far as  possible our stock of raw lead, into  manufactured forms, and the opening of  an outlet, through Canadian channels to  the world's market, for the whole of the  product is a matter of importance to the  Dominion at large: that the production  of silver and lead in'British. Columbia is  capable of great expansion; that the  employment of labor afforded will attract to tbe mining districts a large population���������a population of consumers on a  layish scale, of the supplies and products of eastern Canada; and that in all  respects the measure of development  liable to follow the removal of the ob-  fitacles that now retard the industry will  'imply justify such expenditure of public funds, as the granting of our request  .would involve.  / Your memorialists respectfully re-  j*quest that the rates to be charged for  I refining, by any refinery company pro-  ) posing to take advantage of any bonus  | provided by the government, be made  ( subject to approval and revision by the  i Governor General in  Council, and that  In addition to our made-to-order department, which  will always be kept up to the pink of perfection, we have  put in a fine assortment of all  s  J  Ml  Cents' Furni3liing3  and, iu fact,  Call and  Our Boots and Shoes, Underclothing,  all supplies���������������������������just "what's wanted in the camp  inspect them.  I -JT. R. OA.lVfElI^OJNr.  full power be reserved by the government to withhold the payment of any  money claimed to have been earned by  any refinery company, if it be at any  time made to appear to the satisfaction  of the Governor in Council that any excessive charges have been imposed, or  unjust discrimination practiced by such  refinery company, as against any Canadian product treated by them or offered  to them for treatment.  ^ IxEAD  DUTIES.  The inequality of., the duties levied  upon lead products coming into Canada  has been repeatedly -brought before the  government by special delegations and  by the Boards of Trade, and dealt with  by the convention of .the Liberal party  in the platform upon which Mr. Gal liber, the present member for Yale-Cariboo Kootenay was elected.  'It appears that the schedule of lead  duties stands as it was framed many  years ago when there was no production  of lead in Canada. It is inconsistent  with itself and with the tariff upon other  goods of a similar class, and it operates  to discourage the manufacture of lead in  Canada, so that while we are producing  and sending abroad a large quantity of  lead in crude forms the Canadian mar-  ket.is supplied with the manufactured  article from abroad. We ask the Government to revise this tariff and put it  upon an equitable basis, which in our  opinion would he reached by an increase  of the duty upon pig lead from 15 to 20  per cent and upon dry white lead from  5 to 25 per cent. .  TORTFOLIO   OF' JUNES.  This delegation desires to urge upon  the trovernment the recommendation of  the Associated Boards of Trade of British Columbia, for the creation by the  government of a permanent portfolio of  or Bureau of Mines under the immediate charge of a minister of the Crown,  and to suggest that at the earliest practicable moment one of the Cabinet  portfolios should be conferred upon a  representative of British Columbia.  Till.:  MINT.  That this delegation respectfully urges  upon the government the consideration  of the Mint question as brought before  them in the memorandum- of the premier of British Columbia of January  20th, 1901.  KAILKOADH.  We strongly believe that the requirements of southern British Columbia demand the construction of railways  through the rich and undeveloped portions of Southern British Columbia,  and that permission to build, and financial assistance where necessary, should  be given to any responsible company  intending to build a railway, whether  crossing the International boundary or  not, subject in all cases to government  control as to rates, .and subject to rucIi  regulations as will afford protection to  Canadian industries as to coal and coke  supply, whfre such railways are designed to tap coal deposits upon which  such Canadian industries are dependant  for their fuel supply.  David Heap, M. S. Logan,  Chairman, Secretary.  fOlt*IOt������������0������0*������������**������IO������������l)������*lg  9  0  The BIG Store.  First Shipment of Spring Dry Goods  Just Arrived and More on the Way.  We are Offering Special Values in Dress Goods  Carpets, Ollelotlis, Tapestry, Sauares, Curtains.  Haye You Had Our Latest Quotations on Groceries?  .M,lS^Mw*SdM.r^M������l*'UM.������n#'*U(^<M,*S^^.ruM.ilSrfM,jt������l/M.**Unw*4<M.rwM,^*M,^ *M,*���������WM./SjM.MWM.*������lw������  1 HE HUNTER-KENDRICK CO. LTD,  a  9  9  9'  9'  9  9  9  9  9  9  9'  9  9  9  9 ���������  9  9  9  ������  ������  THE PROSPECTORS' EXCHANGE.  NO. 4 K.-W.-C. BLOCK, NELSON, B.C.  Gold, Silver-!.cad and Copper Mines wanted at the EXCHANGE. s  RREh; IM [LUNG GOLD properties wanted at once for Eastern investors.  Parties having mining propertv for sale are requested to send samples of their ore to the  EXOHANGE for exhibition.  All samples should be sent "by express, PREPATD.  Correspondence solicited.   Address all communications to  Telephone No..KM.'"    P. O. Box 700.  ANDREW F. ROSENBERGER, Nelson, B.C.  W. A. MURRAY1 CO. LIMITED, TORONTO.  WRITE FOR SAMPLES.  We are showing a magnificient collection of Cotton Fabrics,  including Ginghams, Zephyrs, Cambrics, Muslins and Piques. The  samples are ready for out-of-town customers, and we'll be glad to  have your request come in for a range. When writing please give  whatever information you can as to your preference of Colorings,  and price limit.  Elegant Cotton Fabrics at roc to 65c the yard,  all the prices between as well.  Address Mail Order Department.  W..i\. Murray & Co. Limited.  17 to 27 King St. East  10 to 14 Colborne St.  TORONTO. w*jW^������m������wtt'riT^tV5T\7:  isaaWBratSHtaaBiasaadffifit^i^^  i"--'*  "1 ;!  The Spring Feeling.  NOT EXACTLY SICK-BUT NEITHER  ARE T.OU WELL.  i'losc    <'ciiliii<>niciil    Oui'lii^   (In-     Winter  ."tlo.tl.is ll.is I.cll  Von V.>:.li,-l.ii.slly l.<-  ..-. prcssi'il ;iiiit "Odl ol* .Sorls."  T'hc -\voirds   "woak and depressed"  expresses tihc condition of   thousands  of people in  the spring time.   It   is.'  .one of nature's signs tikat humanity  cannot undergo moutilus of indoor life  in   badly ventilated   buildings   with  impunity.     Sometimes   you   ibave   a  headache; slight exercise fatigues you;  your    appetite Ls.'variable;  you    are  easily irritated   or    depressed;     perhaps    there    are  pimples:'   or  slight  eruptions    that    indicate    thc  blood  needs attention. "Whatever the symptom may it should, be attended to at  onco, else you will fall an easy prey,  to graver disease. Do not use a purgative in t'hc  hope  that  it  ���������will  put  you rigihit. Any  do'ctor  will  tell you  t'hat  purgatives    weaken,    that  they  impair  the    action  of  tha liver  and  create,  chronic constipation.   A   tonic  Ls what is: needed to help nature fight  your battle- folr  health, and there Ls  only one always reliable,  never-failing  tonic, and  that  is Dr. Williamsf  Pink Pills.    Tihcse pills have no purgative action.    Tihcy make  rich,  red  blood, strengtihen the tired and jaded  ���������actrves, and make    weak,  depressed,  easily   tired   people, whether   old or  young,    bright,    active    and strong.  Among   those   who   have proved   the  hcjalth-bringing qualities of Dr. Wil-.  Hams' Pink Pills is Miss Emma Oha-  put, of. Lake Talorn,  Ont.,  who says]*.  "I cannot thank you enough for   the  good I have derived through the use  of Dr. Williams* Pink Pills.     I 'hon-  catly believe that but for    them     I  would now   ba    in    my grave.     My  bealth was completely broken  down.  My    face as wbite as chalk, and    if  I made   tbe    least    effort to do any  hou-sewoTk I would almost faint from  the exertion, and  my    heart    would  beat   violently   so    that   I   feaired I  would  drop    where    I stood.   I  was  a great sufferer from headaches   and  dizziness  as   well,   and   my appetite  was 'so poor   that I-scarcely    ate   at  all.     I tried   several    medicines, but  they did not help me, and then I decided  to send  for some  of  Dr. Williams'    PLnk Pills.   I got    six boxes  and before I used them all I was  as  well as I had  evov been, with a good  healthy color, a .good appetite and   an  entire freedom from the ailments that  had made me. so miserable. You may  be sure  that  I will  always  have    a  warm  regard    for    your    invaluable  medicine."  Do not experiment with other so-  callcd tonics���������you are apt to find it  a waste of money and your health  worse than before. You will not be  experimenting when you use Dr. Williams Pink Pills. They have proved  their value tho world over, and you  can rely upon it that what they have  done for others they will do for you  If you cannot .get the genuine pills  from your dealor send direct to the  Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brock-  ville, Ont., and they will be mailed  post paid at 50 cents a box or six  boxes for $2.50.  TO POLISH AND VARNISH PDRN1'-  TURK.  Wlio-ii house-ckvuiing lime is' fair-,  ly upon us we b'hiall find that chairs,  tables'- and other wooden furniture  will need a good polis'hing at least,  and thatsonne of it must have anew  s-otit of varnish.  The following compound is good for  I'olis'hing and cleaning furniture: Melt  i-qual yuan ti ties of bsesiwax and cas-  lile soap in turpentine until it forms  a paste, cream like, . which use as  usual. lUiils recipe is from a successful restorer of'old polished woods, and  it is good either for polished floors or  fur.nii(uri., a.-= it cleanses, gives a  U-auiiful gloss', and has no stickiness.  One pint of linseed oil, siune of  vinegar und .half a "pint of alcohol,  well s'lrakcji before using, is still another fur ni Lure cleanser and polish-  er.  The above polish and elbow grease  used together, a large quantity of the  latter, is sure fo result favorably.  Professor Dudley of I'he Ponnsyl-  wi'i.ia Railroad states that the, best  method to clxun a varnished surface  without injuring the gloss.' is to use a  inixlureof powdered soap and tripoli,  in proportions of about three parts: of  soap to seven parts ot trinoli, applied  with a wet cloth. The slight solvent action of the soap does: not injure  the varnished surface, but* it removes  the d'Lrt, and the grit of thc tripoli,  ��������� wiliich must ba very fine, cuts off such  matter as tlie'-soap, fails to remove.'  Whon furniture requires re-varnishing, it should be well washed with  strong soda water, which will remove, every particle of grease. Then  ���������wus'h with Boft water into which a  little vinegar, oxalic acid is better,  hus bean.put. This, to neutralize the  sod'a.  Wipe dry and coat with a good  quality of hard-drying varnish. Whan  dry, rub off with u bunch of curled  hair, to remove''the gloss, and flow on  u full coat of cabinet finishing varnish.  Ink stains' on furniture may be removed by a mixture of six drops' of  spirits of nitre and''a teaspoonful of  water. Dip a feather into this and  touch the stained part, when the ink  will disappear. Immediately after this  rub thc spent with a soft cloth and  i-old water to prevent a white mark,  which always appears:, from becoming -.permanent.'    '  To take out, l-'-ss' serious spots and  brighten- the furniture at the samp  lime, take two tablespoonfuls of  ..-;M"vat oil, one of vinegar, and half a  lal.h'.spoon'ful of turpentine, rubbing  this mixture on with a bit of flannel. -  o:iES"sr.i:.iO:������5r  "e-ies-a.  The finest ten. comes from Ceylon, we use tho finest of these, and that Is why  Ludella Ceylon Tea lend:; in quality.  Lead Packages   25, 30, 40, 50 and GO Centa  AN  OCEAN   FANCY.  Have you ever had a notion  That you'd like to cross.the ocean���������  That ihe sea air would much benelit your health'  Have you had a passion frantic  Just to see the broad Atlantic  Or in some foreign country spend your wealth?  Well, I once had that ambition,  Hut I knew'that my position  Was such as not to warrant such a trip,  And 1'vo'very often wondered  How I saved ii], .several hundred  And engaged a passage on the fastest Eliip.  All, what joy anticipated,  And what hopes I'd cultivated!  For many weeks 1 lived in perfect bliss,  And my joy was still unfailing-  When the day arrived for 8flilin<r,  And  I   thought what  lots of  sport some  people  Two Drinks For a Quarter.  A young man about town who thought  he had seen the limit in strange happenings ran up against a new one the other  night. He had drifted into a hotel bai  for a drink, nud while standing at the  bar an elderly man, very nicely dressed  and with every indication of prosperity,  if not wealth, emtio in and ordered a  drink of 35 cent whisky, inquiring at the  same time if that brand were not sold at  tlie rate of two drinks for. a quarter.  Upon receiving a reply in the affirmative  lho old chap produced a flask, laid down  a quarter and asked the bartender to  put the other drink in tlio bottle to take  away with him. The bartender, dazed,  did so without a word, and the incident  was closed.  j        "i'was in June (my recollection  j        Serves mc right in this connection,  I Though of thc rest my mind is not so clear)  That I sailed for shores historic,  With visions mctaplioric  And a longing for the salt sea atmosphere.  If you haven't seen the ocean  And would view its wild commotion,  Just strangle your desire without delay.  Though I crossed the broad Atlantic  And felt its swells gigantic,  I never saw ihe blamed thing either way.  Only a Suggestion.  Mr. Gruiup���������I've brought home  motto for our sitting room. See!  Thy Cross."  Patient Wife���������If one word were  and the motto read backward, I  take it as a personal warning.  Mr. Grump���������Take care, woman!  do you mean?  Patient Wife���������Then it would  "Don't   Cross  Thy  Bear.'1.  a new  "Bear  added:  would.  What  read,  v ���������      . ._   r������^^^*a^k-"<������^B^B^t,^S!v^^^������^a ib^$ ^'t^'^''������''^tk''X<v*!a/,a^*������/,a^ ^a^w^ ���������"^.���������*b>/^."������-%  Is  made   for your house, made - 5^  just    right���������proper   pigments��������� J  proper oil���������proper colors. Made *  to   give   a   house a handsoine, a  stylish appearance, to   keep   it *  that   way,   always    fresh    and V  bright   and clean.      To get   a  lasting, pure paint, buy  Ramsay's  Paints  the oldest and best in Canada,  made rightafter long experience.  Sold by dealers, hot at the price  of cheap paints which will fail  you, but at a reasonable price  for the best that can be made.  Write for BOOKLET " K " free  showing how some houses are  painted, and telling all about  it.  PAINT MAKERS  MONTREAL,  ���������    Est'd 184-2 ^  . '"^''^/'"5V&. ���������*<-&"& ���������"��������������� ^i^a.-^-������v v"** "��������������� ���������"���������^���������v^^'***^-'**'*'*"*'������''^^   ���������������������������  j  If  The  u  Want  n  The Bent Preserver.  Customer���������1 want to get something  that will preserve wood.  New Clerk���������Yes, sir. Here's just tho  thing you want. ���������������������������'���������'        ,  Customer���������Nonsense! ' That's a padlock. :  New Clerk���������Yes, sir. Put that on your  wood shed door, and no thief will ever  get itj_     '  'oef-t results SHIP nil your  BUTTER. 1-CGJS, POULTRY. APPLES, other FRUITS and PRODUCE, tt)  . b-m fity-i i es c i m n ?*������ Limited, Cor.West Market WMli,  > 8T1 ITS 5 SS1 ������ IB  <UO. Colborue St., Toronto.  ������������������ ��������� ' ���������"���������"ii  To eend ror our  Oomploto Oata-  logue of Shoot  Muslo mid Books  with Spsolal rates  of dlsoount.  WHAT ONE MAN CAN DO.  In a day one workiingman can  cut  by hand 6,000 watch-.fflasses.  WHALEY,  ROYCE&Go.  15S Yongo 8t  Toronto, Out,  Statu of Ohio, City of Toledo, 1        .  LuciS County. -.(**���������������������������  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is  senior partner of the flrm of F. J. Cheney &  Co., doing business in tho City of Toledo,  County and State aforesaid, and that said flrm  will pay ihop.um of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catakrh  that cannot be cured by the use of HaUx'S  ������Catarhb Curk.  ���������   , FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before me and subscribed in mr  presence, this 6th day of December. A.D. 183b".  : : A..W GLEASON",  ..seal : 'Notary'Public  Hall's Catarrh Cureia taken internally, and  aots directly on the blood- and mucous surfaces  of the system.   Send for testimonials, free.  ��������� F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O  Sold by Druggists, 75o.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  The  man who places   the    highest  things first mll.be the first to get  the  highest  place.  ' , ..   ���������  Ask for Millard's and take no other.  The      spendthrift     who  is   always  spending upon himself is as selfish and  mean as the miser.  ^MONTREAL H0T������>, Pi ftliCTOt'Y^  tfEwmc nji*������oc    k,umUy tlul8,  t%Uu jjj_t(p  . par day.  Every  man   bears  his  own   burden  but not   every  one  has  the   blessing  of   bearing   another's.  Keep Minard's liniment in the Honse  It is  easy to recover   from another man's adversity.  SVIinard'8 Lin.rr\ent Lumberman's  Friend  Greatness is not in being lifted up  but in growing up.  W P C 1������T1  ENTB  Fob* all skin ailments,  i. 0. Calvert & Co., Manchester, England  DominSph tin'������..Steamship's  Montieal to Liverpool.'     Boston  to Liver- .  pool.'Porlland to Liverpool.   ViaQueina-.  lovrn. ' ���������   ��������� ' ..  Large and Fast Sleaiiishipa. Superior aceominouation  [or all classi'S of.pa'sengers. S.doona and Btalerooim  kre amidships. Special attention has been given lo ihq  Becond Saloon and Third-Claas accommodation, l'oi  rates of passage and all particulars, apply to iiuy-agert  Of the Company, or  Richards, Mills & Co, D. Torrance & Co..  77 State St., Boston. Montreal and Portland.  JUBILEE OFWOi.tlT^^SST&  that ls requisite to assist the laity In reaping the benefits  of the Jubilee. Substantial, complete and practical. Illustrated Edition on Photo Paper lOo oacb, S7.G0 per  hundred, post-paid. D. and J. Sadliuii & Co., Montreal.  STREET METAL    douglas brosT"  ___..._._��������� 124 Adelaide St.,  '  CORNICES Toronto, Oct  CHENILLE   CURTAiNS  and all kinds of house HnngingB, also  LAOE OBTAINS   dy"Sk*e cSned  ,   Writo to us about yours.  BRITISH AMERICAN DYEING CO., Box 158, Montroa*  tea"  CHEST9  Suitable for Fireproof Covering- for  Darns and Stables or for packing purposes.. Size, when opened OS x 22 inches. For salt;  ..t 5i_- encii while ihey l.is:.   Address, at onco.   The Dlue Ribbon Tea Co., Toronto, Ont,  i m u m  A good Agent, wanted in every town in Canada  Salary and expenses to a flrsl-chi-.-s Agent. We mak������  the quickest selling household articles on Ihejinarkot.  Apply atonce.   Kefcrences required.    Apply to  THE CROWTHER-CUMMING CO.,  TORONTO.  THE MOST NUTRITIOUS.  QRATEFUU-OOMFORTINQ.  | -*������  -I-  M  BmRAKFA&T-BUPPml������L  uajiwiiiWitiUiaLtfULilM,iiiixllia.!Ji MANUFACTURERS LIFE.  A Sta.cmeut  I'xl.Iblllng  Progress, Siabll'  ���������   ���������      Uy, nnd Success.  It is always a pleasure to bo able to review  the financial statement of one ot our Canadian  'institutions, especially when that statement  -exhibits pi ogress, stability, andjiucccss. Th������  annual report of tho Manufacturers Life,  published in to-day's issue, is one which show,  such unmistakable signs of careful manage,  ment, combined with a spirit'of progress, that  policyholders in it aro to oe congratulated, ant)  those proposing to insuro in it need no addi  tional guarantee that thoir Interests will U  well protected..  In a year in which competition was verj  keen the company received applications foi  .insurances amounting to over 33,000.000. and  ' issued policies for ?2,(>79,705. The application,  rejected by tho company as not coming up to  its medical standard win the largo proportion  of over 10 per cent, of the applications recehed,  Tho total volume of business iiow on thu  company's books is over $15,000,000, whilo tho  cash income from premiums and interest, hpg  incioaeed from $29t*.4fJS in 1891, to ^060,717 in  11)00. During the year the company disbursed  to policyholders, for endowments, dividends,  surrendered policies, and death claims, tho  substaniial sum of ������127,065, added to the reserve  fund for the security of- policyholders $.328,.,35.  and increased at tho same time its surplus by  $07,208.35.  A careful review.of tho company's busincsH  /crthe past six years was made by Prof. Dr.  James Mills,in which ho showed that, while in  1S91 the assets cf tlio company amounted to  .4821,321, they now have reached the largo  figures of S2.x_79.170". x^san indication of their  excellent character, only somo $500 of overduo  interest existed on the31st Dccembor in respect  of tho whole of them. The expenses for  several years past havo shown a gradual  decrease, and in 1900 thc chairman stated that  the ratio of expenses was about U per cent,  loss than it was two years ago. 1������. every  impoi bant particular, as pointed out by Mr. R.  L. Patterson, it is shown that in the past year  marked advances wero mado in all those  essentials which tend toward the building up  of a sound and healthy institution. Tho cash  income increased by oyer $8i.000;the assets by  over $189.000; the policy reserve by over  ������328,000 ; surplus on policyholders' account bj  over ������339,000 ��������� and the insurance in force by  over ������1.000,000. These are handsome increases,-  and speak abundantly of the managerial  conduct of the company's affairs by Mr. J. F,  Junkin, its managing director.  The important step taken by tho Manufacturers and the Temperance and General, in  deciding to unite their interests, is one, which  will, undoubtedly tend to secure even greater  economy in administration, and consequently  increased benefits to the policyholders, and, in  view of .the thorough investigation made by  tbe independent authority into the affairs of  both companies, it is confidently believed that  even greater progress will be made by the  combined companies in the future'than has  been made by either institution in the past.  I  OLD MAIDS  EXTINCT.  Wha.t has.   become of   all tho  old  maids?   One can remember when one  num'bered    several    rear old    maids  among  one's  acquaintance.   They all  dressed alike, talked alike, they gossiped,  they were generally "touchy,"  they    lavished    their    affections    on  wheezy  aid  pugs    and    disagreeable  cats, and  they conveyed the impression of never.having| been young. But  -where  is  such  a type  of woman to  be found now? She , has wholly,  vanished. The fact is nobody acknowledges nowadays that ago can wither,  oi' that a woman is "out of it" if she  does not marry. The ''old maid" has  become the "bachelor maid.*' She  dresses as. all women do nowadays,  without regard lo the flight ot" time.  She has her occupations,, useful or  social, she is cheery, she uses up overj  minute of her time, and she is do.  pendent .ou nobody to take her aboui  The "old  lete.  maid," in fact, is quite obs'o-  I'TMiminro Criticism.  A green Irishman having been ordered  by his employer io saddle the' horse and  ride to town on n mission,' wa.s observed  by a neighbor putting the saddle ou hind  part before. Approaching him, ho re.  marked:  "You've got.that.saddle on wrong eud  first."  "Indade!"   exclaimed    the   greenhorn,  "An how do  ffoin?"  ���������illore For Their Money.  Mrs. Xebb���������Do you tako the Sunday  Blatherskite? You know a picture goe3  with every copy?  Mrs. Reed���������No. We prefer tho Sunday  Gasbag. It conies in four volumes and  has a bottle of family liniment with it  every week.  A General Idea.  "But," said the cruel editor, "this is not  good dialect poetry."  "Not good dialect?" answered tha  dreamy poet. "Sir, I defy you to find a  single word that is spelled correctly in'  that poem. 1 guess I know what dialect is.  , Inexplicable.  Police Justice���������You say you are innocent. How do you explain the fact that  you were found near the scene of tho  robbery with lho stolen property in your  hands?  Prisoner���������Dat's what's puzzlin me, too,,  jedgo.    ���������  -*-  A Dreadful Man, Indeed.  Miss Mincer���������Oh, I suppose Mr. Grim-  tlo is not so bad a man, but then he's not  the man a woman would care to marry.  Miss Candor (of Boston)���������Good gracious! Is it possible that there is such a  man as that in the world ?-  Gentlemen,���������While driving down a  very steep 'hill last August my horse  stumbled and fell', cutting himself  fearfully about; the head and body. 1  used MINARD'S LINIMENT freely on:  him and in a few/days, he1 was asweli  as! ever.  ..X   E.  A.  BEAUCHEMIN.  iSherbrboke.  OFF AGAIN, ON AGAIN.      -  Very well, said she, in a huff,  all  is ovex between, us.   I'll thank you to  return my letters.  All right, .said he,  you the first  thing  Oh,  pose  I'll send 'them to  in  the   morning.  there's no killing hurry.     Sup-  you���������er���������bring  them    with  you'  when you call   to-morrow evening.  Millard's Liniment is used by Physicians  He who is terowned by, his conscience  cares not if he is condemned by the  crowd.  ffete tdgnatom la on erery box of Wi������ gonniss  laxative. Bromo������Quiiifii@ -raw**"  fifes Randy tba* csu-nbs .a ������������M &i.<@e0 deny  It is often impossible to both appease the Conscience and to please  the crowd.  vc know which way Oi'n;  FOR OVER PIPTY yi.AR������,  MB8 WINSLOW'e SOOrinNQ SYRUP haa bciox,  used by motherefor thoir childrcu teething. U eoothtu  the child. aottaoH die gums, ailuyspaia.curus windcoiicji  *a& 11 the best remedy for dinrrhoc.-., 2So u bottle. Sold  by til ilrujs,i������ta throughout the world. B������ ������ur������ aud as*  (or "Mr������. Win������low'B Sooihinn Syrup.'  CHEERFUL SOU!;.  Wifely���������Too bad, old ninn, about  your house burning down.  nirely���������Oh. il; might have been  warsc. I have- found out that the tax-  collector was coming around the'next  day to grab m-y fumiiture.  tnetf  a  -������  Insurance Company  Tho Directors congratulate lho policvholdoi-3 and shareholders on the subs'.antial  progre.-s mado during tho rear, Which has been tho most satisfactory in' the Company's  history.  There were received during tho year 1778 applications for assurances amountinjr to  S'",0">S,9S9. The business actually taken up and paid for in cash during thcyear amounted  to ,2,xS!',7(i3, and, leaving out finite payment po'icios, the first year's cash premiums  collected thereon was $115,782.01, as against ������107,11*0.31* for tho previous year, and'"���������100,013.-  93 for U.K..  The Assurances in Force amount to $15,109,620, an increaso of Sl.OH.SSi over tho previous year.  Thc Premium Income wus &;90,S75.01, showing tho handsome increase of SOS.005.23,  Thero were received for interests nnd Rents ?S7,101.11. malting tho total Incomo $67(5,336.15.  an increa-.c of Si1!, 137.92.  After payii g the po.'ey-holdors for claims, dividends and surrenders $127,661.73, and  providing for all other expenditures-, tho As.-eks were increased by nearly half a million dollar.--, of which ������328.195.00 was added to Policy Koservcs and������67,263.35 to Stirplus.an eminently satisf.u.'tory saving for ono year.-- operation*.  The Assets now amount to $2,279,175.91, and tho Policy Reserves to ������1,950,507.00 on tho  Company's standard. After makirg provision for all other liabilities the surplus on policyholders' account is ������301,02-1.36, which would be considerably increased by adopting ihe Government stiindard of valuation for Policy Reserves.  GEORGE GOODltRIfAM, J. F. JUNKIN.  President. Managing Director.  SUMMARY OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR END.'NG DEC. 31st, 1900.  INCOME.  Received for New Premiums  ' -. $ - 11:5.782 01  Received for Single and Renewal Premiums      475.������93 03  From all other sources ,       203,749  11  $794,624 15  DISBURSEMENTS.  ���������  To Pol icyholders for claims by death $  To Pol icyholders for Enclo wments, Dividends, etc   To Co mmissions, Salaries*,  a nil expenses of management     To Taxes, Reinsurance Pre miums and Dividends to Stockholders ..      27,054 05  Surpl us of Income over Expenditure  487,256 62  87,830 04  39-s34 69  152,648  /o  $794,624 15  ASSETS.  Municipal Bonds, Stocks and debentures  ..$    854,788 37  Loans on Bonds'andvbther Securities       104,511 53  Mortgages on Real Estate ... .. . ,'���������'.   Real Estate....     ........  ..'.  .    Loans on Policies......................v,.....   Accrued Interest, Net Deferred Premiums, etc...;.. ..........  Cash on hand and in Banks.   916,140 12  36>S45 25  147,124 09  145,448 91  72.410 37  LIABILITIES.  $2,279,268 64  Liability for Policy Reserves, Government Standard   $1,914,174 00  Special Reserve Fund oyer and above Government Standard......        36,332 00  Allother Liabilities..          27,64458  Surplus on 'Policyholders' Account.................... ���������..    301,117 06  $2,279,268 64  Dr. Janice Mills, of Guclph, moved the adoption of tho reportin an excellent address,  from which the following is a short extract:   ,  At a meeting of this nature it is always a ploasuro to ho in a position,to congratulate  those intoresfed, and on t his occasion I can do so most heartily.  We have really a most satisfactory statement to present to the shareholders and policy-  holders of the Company, a statement which will bear the closest inspection. Wo can speak  with more dennitoness than ever in the past in regard to our investments and our, standing , for wo have moro information at.our disposal, furnished us in tha splendid report oi  our consulting actuary.   There has been progress all along tho line.   " ,  A comparison of 1900 and 1S99 is in the report, so I need nob refer to that, again, I  would, however, refer to one other point: Tho question of our progress during a longer  period, 1891 to 1900, being that of tho present management,  Aftor a lapse of six years we find many points which are alike creditable to tho management and gratifying to the persons most interested in thc success of tho Company, the  shareholders and thc policy-holders.  Tho following figures will illuslrato tho vigorous growth of tho Company:  Net Income Gross Assur-  Year  -S94.,  1900.  Assets.  ,.'$ 821,33:  ,.  2,279,17c  ist Year's  Premiums.  $ 6'*,CS5  115,782  from ance  Prems & Int.    in force.  $296,468     .$ 9,S5S,x,oo  666,717 15,409,620  , The assets aro practically threo times what they wero six years ago.   Amount of In-  omo from hew business shows 100 per cent, increase.   Net income from Premiums and In  terost has incrcated over 100 percent.   Tho ns-tirancc in force has grown from 9J to 15J-  millions,  I want also to refer to tho character of our assets nnd the cxponso ratio, both boing  important items in a concern of this kind. Our securities werencver before in thesplcndid  condition thoy aro to-dtiy. T douht if any Company can show such a record of invested  assets of ovor$2.COO,000 and only $501.30 overdue interest.   -  In new companios tho expense ratio in always large, Thoso oxponses should gradually  docrcaso. and our record is as it fhould bo in thi.������ respect.  Tho ratio is about 11 por cont. less than it was two years ago. I think that Is one of  the moat satisfactory features in our business,   The ratio is decreasing rapidly.  I thank our manager, his stall' and tho field forco for the results wo aro able to  report to-day, and I do so most sincerelj', and I must congratulate the policyholders and  shareholders on tho position wc have attained.  Mr, J. F. Junkin, tho Manaeing Director, in secondiug lho adoption of the report,  remarked: ,  If we look back over two yoars, wo find that tho premium income for 1900 waa  almost ������110.000 moro than for 1S98, or an incioasoof31 per cent., while our expenses for 1900,  as compered with 189S, only show an increase of about S2.00D. or 1J- P'or cent. Tho rosulb  is that vo havo now. not only the lowest expense ratio of any active company of our own  or a similar age'on tho continent, but wccon.parc very favorably in this respect with even  the oldest ana iargest Canadian and American Companies,  'u?f  dlvm  mScrori  ft*/-- /?/������  /&**?  TO.  tmasixaoBo,  METHOD IN HIS  GENEROSITY.  A fruit dealer. in Paris advertised  his willingness to give a prize of five  francs for the biggest apple sent to  him.. In a fortnight ho had received  enough big apples to stock his store  for a season, and, liike an honest  man, he awarded five francs for the  biggest one. The others didn't cast  hdan a sou, and tbe free advertising  brought  to him  a rush  of  business.  Why She T,o*t Him.  Freddie���������And you mean to tell me that  Hipkins hasn't married Miss Paynter?  IVhy, the girl was throwing herself at  him the last time I saw (hem.  Tcddie���������xMy. dear chap, did you ever  know a woman who could throw straight?  TRIMMED,  drunk, I presume ? asked the  Plain  Court.  Wit. delirium tbrimmins'  said thc officer.  .'Jest.  yer 'aner  ,1  - .  ' __  gt,������aar)xtaxyjxtji������R^-i^>,������wi������aw"  BWH.IBJU-BitmJM'J������l>W'J^1MJMJtuJ THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, April 27, 1901.  The Mineral Act.  The Mining Record: The proposal to  amend the Mineral Act along the lines  first suggested .03' Mr. Carlyle, by requiring locators to do ten feet of work in  ninety days before recording, has met  with the same storm of opposition from  the identical class of prospectors, who  objected last time the subject was  broached. However, notwithstanding  petitions praying that the act be left  as it is, and the manifest feelings of  insecurity which a continual tampering  engenders, the better class of prospectors  who live by honest working of their  claims, and not by systematic wild-  catting and incessant re-staking, are  .favorably disposed to the change.  With such a law in force, it will be  obviously impossible to witness a  spectacle of over seventy claims on one  mountain which have been, staked' and  re-staked continuously for Bix years  past and on which not a single stroke of  work has ever been done, such as is  presented right here at our doors. If  the present owners do not consider they  are worth working, by all means let  somebody else have a try who does.  Jobbers and Retailers in  Hardware  and  Mining Supplies  -veiktef^s'  su:r:ipi_iI:es.'  Why Some Mines are Failures.  The London Mining Journal iii an article headed "Quacks in Mining," gives  the following as an exampleof how some  .Boards of Directors conduct their business. As to the effect of such "management" upon the mines, we in the Slocan  do not have to be told. It is too obvious  to require telling. "Some of us have  doubtless been present at these entertainments," says the Journal, speaking  of board meetings,"when aseriesof well  dressed gentlemen rush in one after  another, exchange commonplaces, light  their cigarettes and proceed to business.  'Nothing new, Mr. Secretary? Well, the  manager's report, I vote that's taken as  read, pasB on to the next. A series of  letters, I say, you'll look into them,  there's a good fellow; important you say,  never mind, they'll wait, I must catch  the 12:50. By Jove, I must be off; see  you all next week.' The chairman is  off and all the business is shunned. The  poor manager is left to shift for himself  and later on he will be badgered for not  bringing something or the other to the  notice of the board earlier, thereby wasting precious time. We are quoting now  from actual experience, which teaches us  that it is a rare thing to find a board  take ah active and intelligent interest in  the business of a mining company. In  short they are quacks.' Nor is this surprising when one remembers that the  half dozen directors are probably men  absorbed in their own respective occupations, and that the technicalities of  mines, mining reports and: plans are as  so much Greek to them. The fault lies  in their pretending to know and to be  able to direct when they are utterly  ignorant and incapable."  A NICE LINE" OF ""  HAKE'S Celebrated  Stationery  /Just Arrived  AT CLIFFE'S  BOOKSTORE.  A Change.  C.G.Baker a practical New Denver man, is assuming the management of D. J.Robertson's furniture business here.    He will  have with him an experienced  Painter and Paper-lianger.  Carpets sewed and laid.    Furniture in  all its branches repaired and a stock of  -the-  esfcs���������-  Furniture  always on hand.    Every department of  the business will be managed in the  best way possible, guaranteeing satisfaction to all new and old patrons.  C.   Q.   BAKER.  ���������T' Rails and Track Iron,  Crow's Nest Coal,  Bar and Sheet Iron,  Jessop <fc Canton Steel for Hand and  Machine Drills,   ,  Powder, Caps, Fuse,  Iron Pipe and Fittings,  Oils, Waste, etc.,  Mine or Mill Supplies of all kinds,  Agents Traux Automatic Ore Cars.  Head Office���������Nelson, B.C.  Stores at  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C.  Theo. Tiadson  TENT AND AWNING  Gold Seal White Rubber Coats    | Hip Rubber Boots, leather soles  Black and Yellow Oil Coats j Knee Rubber Boots, leather soles-  Blankets, Pillows, Quilts, etc.  CALL, AND GET OUR PRICES.  HL G-ieger^iohL,  RECO AVENUE.  IP YOU WANT A GOOD  Union=riade Cigar  OUR LEADING BRANDS   '  SANDON FAVORITE  FACTORY =  BAK ER STREET,       NELSON, B. C.  Special Brands Made to Order.  Slocan  Cigar   F^ao'tor^y-,  J. P. Martin, Manager.  SANDON, B. C.  !  !  AS THE AIR YOU BREATHE  The examination of your eyes  costs you nothing, and you may  learn free of charge. Whether  you need glasses or not, I shall be  pleased to test the eyes of every  man, woman or child. My skill  is beyond question, and my appliances the finest.  This Month It's Apples���������Not Dried Apples,  But fresh Winter Apples���������fresh from our farm in the Okauagou  valley���������Norther Spys, Bell Flowers, Kings, Baldwins, Spitzburg  aud all other varities. .. ,-���������'.'  Cody Avenue.  JALLAND BROS.  d I. GRIMMETT'S,  Graduate   Optician.  COFFEE ROASTERS  Dealers in TEA AND COFFEE.  We are oflerinf. at the lowest prices  the best erades of Ceylon, India, China  and Japan Teas.  For Prices see Nelson daily papers.  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  Kootenay Coffee Co.,  P. 0. BOX 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON, B.C.  FOLLioTT & McMillan  Gontpaotors  and B\j.ild.ei������s.  Dealers trv Rou������n and "Dressed Lumber, Coast Flooring  and Joint FlnisHing Lumber TCou.din������, Etc.  SASH AND DOOR ON HAND TO ORDER. JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  FACTORY ON MAIN STREET.  m  Dealers in Treats  AT SANDON  ROSSLAND, NELSON, KASLO, PILOT BAY, THREE FORKS, SLOCAN CITY.  g-MiiiwaaaiwaiiitmijaBKiiM^iw^

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