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 -ri  ���������V  1 1  1  i  r<j,  VOL. 4.���������NO. !).  1    SANDON, B. C, AUGUST 4, 1000.  ~ $2.00' PER YEAR.  New, Labor Party.  Constitution of the  Latest Factor in  ���������   Provincial Politics.   '  'Die great mass meeting for the forma  tion of a Labor party, which lias been so  extensively advertised during tlie last  three weeks, was held last evening in  the Union hall on Homer street. Vancouver. Not more than fifty persons  were present; of whom only thirty enrolled themselves in the new organization. A number of members of the  Socialistic Labor patty were informed  that they would be ruled out of the.  Labor party unless they were prepared  to renounce all allegiance to their first  love;- and as they could not see their  way to fulfilling this preliminary condition of being born again to tlie new  political life, they marched out in a body  shaking tlie dust of Union hall from  their feet.  '.Mv. Harry Cowan acted as chairman  until the regular oflicers were elected.  In calling the meeting together lie stated  that it had been summoned at the instance of an assembly consisting of a  double delegation from the trades unions  of the city for the purpose ot firming a  Labor party. '���������Tlie minutes of that previous meeting were adopted, and it was  decided to read the constitution of the  Winnipeg Labor party, section by section. . This constitution, which, with a  few trifling amendments was adopted,  'not only states the general principles to  .be observed, but declaring that all commit tees���������even the most important���������must  lie elected and not appointed'by the  ���������president, shows a'stern determination  to stick to the elective principle in small  matters as well as great. Quite a number of other sections seem to be based  upon the idea that treasurers in geneial  need a good deal of watching. ��������� How a  body of men who have so licrle confidence in their own discernment in tlie  matter of electing proper persons to take  care of their monov, are going to choose  lit men to look after the public interests  was not explained, although tlie question  was raised at tlie meeting; It is worthy  of note, too, that while every ofih>e from  that of president down was declined as  too great an. honor by nominee after  nominee, not one of tlie four gentlemen  who were proposed foi the treasury department objected to his name going  before tlie meeting.  Tlie principal sections of the constitu-  > tion which will henceforth govern the  Vancouver Labor party are as follows:  Name���������That the party be known as  the Labor Party of Vancouver.  Objects���������To study economic subjects  an'eebihg the welfare of Labor and tlie  promulgation of information regarding  same; and also to secure for Labor a just  share of the wealth it produces by such  means 'as the obtaining representation  from our own ranks' in the parliamentary and municipal bodies of tlie country.  Any person may become a member of  this party who is in sympathy with tlie  principles, and .who is willing to forswear  allegiance to all other existing'political  parties; provided: that three-lourths of  tiie members of the party shall be wage-  earners; buksthis restriction .shall not  apply to farmers. 7  7 All candidates for membership must  be proposed and seconded by members  of the party; arid a two-thirds vote of  the members present at. any regular  meeting ehaHbe.neeessary to admit an  applicant.  The. pledge, to which all proposed  members of the Labor party must subscribe before ;beiii������ admitted to the  rights of. membership in the party shall  read as follows:,  I, a member of the Labor party of  Vancouver, do hereby pledge myself to  support by my irifiuenee and my vote all  nominees of the Labor party in any- and  all election contests as Jong as 1 remain  a member of the said parcy. , .'.  No initiation fee will be charged. The  quarterly dues will be twenty-five cents,  payable in advance. Any member six  months in arrears shall be debarred  from voting on matters appertaining io  the party  Willie Karr; 2nd, Clarence Smith.  Hop, step and jump, over 15���������1st, Mr.  Howarth ; 2nd, Mr. Brown.  After the prizes were awarded by the  The duties of the chairman  shall be  judges Mrs. Sanford was called upon to  administrative only; he shall possess'no  nominxting or appointing power on committees. All committees shall be elected  by vote of the party. ��������� .  No officer of this party shall appear on  any public platform at any meeting of  any political party other than this unless so delegated and authorized by this  party.  After tlie adoption of tlie constitution  a number of those present signified their  adherence to the pledge of membership  by signing the roll. ''The election of  officers then took place and resulted as  follows: President, G. Wi I by ; first vice-  president, G. Bartley ; second vice-pres-  ident,iP. Atkinson ; recording and corresponding secretary, J: Morton: financial secretary, J. Pearey; treasuier, J.  A. Dibden; statician, G. Hunt.  'lhe new president then took the chair  and put a motion that the appointment  of standing committees be deferred,  w liicli was agreed to. After a long discussion, th" following motion was also  carried: '  Resolved���������That  the president of the ',  Dominion Trades and   Labor congress, |  Mr. Ralph Smith,   be'asked   to call  a i  convention of delegates throughout tlie  province' representing   organized   labor  for lhe purpose of drawing up a platform j  and organizing a provincial labor party  convention, to be held in Vancouver on  or about Labor Day.  It was decided that meetings be held  in future on the second and fourth .Wednesdays in each month, and an adjournment was made until August 8.���������Vancouver World.  present the prizes, which she did as if  eager to reward the victors, leaving  speech making for the two preachers,  who spoke,-very briefly explaining why  tbey didn't win tlie "all comers' race."  Spiels from Mr. G.W. Grimmett and Mr.  Barron and the National Anthem closed  the proceedings of the day, when, the  home inarch was made.  fllNES AND niNING.  Goneernlng Baking Powders.  Report of the Inland Revenue Department���������Chief Analyst Recommends  That Sale of Alum' Baking: Powders  Be Stopped.  Union School Picnic.  Thursday was tlie children's day,when  thev were given a picnic at tlie" Cody  grounds by the friends of tlie Public and  Sabbath schools. Mr. Barron, anxious  that his scholars should bo wellprepared  for the coming term of school, was chiefly instrumental in'giviug the children  this outing. Most of our citizens in  some way helped to make the occasion a  pleasant'one for the litcle ones���������the  ladies with the good things of the culinary art, the merchants and Sabbath  school in donations for prizes, and tlie  boys in putting up swings, etc. Notwithstanding the very chilly and threatening day, following the extremely hot  weather of the past week, nearly'all of  the .children of the town, with many  grown people, boarded the Cody train at  11, others afoot in the afternoon with  several Codyites swelling the number.  After mid-day lunch the time was spent  in field sports, a list of which we give  below. Swinging, football and sampling  provisions followed by tlie picnic spread  pleasantly occupied any idle time.  Following are the sports and the prize  winneis:  Girls  under  (i���������1st,   Myrtle Brochin ;  2nd, Mabel Fogg.  Boys under 6���������1st, Jimmie Kay;  2nd,  Martin'Kelly.   '  Girls under 10���������1st,  Bertha Pearson;  2nd, Katie Stein.  iJoy8 under 10���������1st,   Clarence Smith;  2nd, Herbert Pearson.  Girls  under 15���������1st,, Goldie Warner;  2nd, Sylvia Warner.  Boys under 15���������1st,  Clarence Smith;  2nd, Neil Melntyre.  All  comers���������1st,   Walter Cliffe;   2nd,  Mr. Barron.  Thread and needle- 1st,   Sylvia Warner; 2nd, Nettie Radclifl'e:.  Boys boot race���������1st, Willie Karr; 2nd,  Artie Karr.  Potato race���������1st,   Mabel Karr;   2nd,  Nettie,Radclifl'e. .   '  Wheelbarrow race���������1st, W. Cliffe and  Joe Dillie; 2nd, VV. Karr and C. Smith:  Skipping  contest���������1st,   Katie  Stein;      N. Anderson and Colville were killed  2nd, Goldie Warner. and   A. Bross   was .badly   injured in a  Hop,  step and  jump,   'under 12���������ls.t, j shaft of the LeRoi mine, ..Rossland,  on  Clarence Smith; 2nd, Neil Melntyre.       I Tuesday;by-the falling of a large piece of  .Hop,   step and jump,' under 15���������1st, j rock.'   r "  The' Inland Revenue Department has  issued   its report  on   Baking Powders  (Bulletin No. 68).   It contains analyses  of   156 samples of  powders   bought of  dealers  and manufacturers in  the Dominion, 85 per cent, of which are found  to be alum  mixtures.    In view of the  j large proportion of this class of powders,  Chief Analyst Macfarlane recommends  that legal proceedings  betaken  against  'parties selling them, on the ground that  | they  are unhealthful  articles of   food,  and* believes that their sale will be condemned by the courts.  The analyses were made by the assistant anaylst, Mr.-A. McGill. who fully  discusses the injurious nature of alurn in  baking,powders. Mr. McGill adds: "In  my last report I expressed my conviction, based on experimental evidence,  that alum in baking powders is dangerous to health. The large mass of  evidence since accumulated has more  strongly convinced me of the correctness  of that opinion. Mv personal opinion is  decidedly against the use of alum. The  health of a nation is too serious a matter  to be imperrilled lightly, and if it bs  impossible to procure prohibitory legislation, it is desirable that manufacturers  of alum powders should be requiied to  state the contents on the packages."  Professor Ruttan, of McGill College,  Montreal, who made a series of experiments on the digestibility of bread baked  with alum powders, is quoted as follows:  "The unanimous verdict of riay expert  ments is that alum powders introduce,  into a form of food of universal use.  agents which are detrimental to the  functional activity of the digestive ferments. They mus-t, therefoie, be prejudicial to health, and tlie only course is  to carefully avoid them."  Following are names of baking powders containing alum sold in this vicinity,  given in the analyst's report:���������  Baking Powders Containing Alum.  WHITE STAR        )  WEST END [        Contain Alum.  SMITH'S CREAM)  Mant. bv the Dys-jn/vibsoa Co.,Winuipeg,Man.  GOLD'STANDARD   . .. Contains Aiuni.  Manf. by Codville & Co., Winnipeg, Man.  BLUE RIBBON Contains Alum.  Manf. by the Blue Ribbon Mfg. Co., Winnipeg,  Man".  GOLDEN CROWN Contains Alum.  '.'  Manf. by Tufts & Son, Vancouver, B.C.  MAGIC Contains Alum.  Manf. by K. \V. Ciillctt, Toronto, Out.  REGAL .Contains Alum.  Manf bv I'lire Goltl Mfg. Co., Toronto, Out.  PURITY' Contains Alum.  Manf   by the Purity Baking I'owder Co., Toronto, Out.  OCEAN WAVE        '     Contains Alum.  Manf. by Hamilton Coflce A Spice Co ,. IUmil-  HALLONQIirST'S CREAM) Alum- '"  Manf. byK; F. Dully vt Co., Hamilton, Ont.  CLIMAX       -      ' Contains Alum.  Manf. liy R. Ralston vt Co , Hamilton, Ont.  The Bosun has commenced driving a,  long tunnel. . '   ^ ���������  The Enterprise, Ten Mile, will erect a'  concentrator. '  '  Considerable -development- is being  done on the Ajax.  Tiie Storm claim, near Silverton, gives'  217 oz. hilver to the ton.  Thc^ Arlington mine at Slocan is working CO men and is showing up well.  Ore shipments from Whitewater for  the week were: Whitewater, 137 tons.  The Vulture may now be classed as  one of Sandon's, or ratherCody's,regular  shipping mines.  Ore shipments from McGuigan for'the  month of July were:  Rambler, 85 tons;'  Soho, 22; total 107 tons.  The American Boy 'continues regular  shipments and will doubtless one day  become a large property. <  , Silverton shipped 80 tons of  ore last  week���������three cars   from   the   Wakefield ���������  and one from the Vancouver.  Preparations aro being  made for re- '  suurng work on the Emily Edith.-  This '  is one ot the largest and most promising  properties on the lake.  Work has been resumed on the-Lonia"  Doon,  near the Vancouver group,  ami  moderate values in silver and lead'are  being obtained in old tunnels.  Kaslo is expecting great things  from-  the Blue Ridge camp near that town.   It,  is   reported   several   claims   there   are  showing up well under development.  The Sandon ore shipments for the  past week were: via K. & S.���������Pavne, 200  tons; Vulture 21 tons. Via C.P. R.���������  Slocan Scar,' 80 tons. Total for week,  301 tons.   .  Active work is begun on   the re-building of the Last Chance ore house.   It"  will be in operation   in about three or  four weeks.   Some 50 men are laid off  for the want of work.  The Wakefield mine, near Silverton,  has shut down effectually for the present. The manager savs the ore- has  about given out and the little left is of  so low a grade as to leave the propertv. -  comparatively worthless. Mr. Wynne,. ;  an expert sent out from Scotland by the  owners, however, says that Mr. Patterson's j-eport is not at all correct���������that 'a  further exuenditure of *f]25,000 in development will make the propertv a good,  one. The money is likily to be forth;  coming.  The Mountain Con  is a 'new property  on the granite divide at the head of Car- '  peuter creek   and   is owned   by   J. A.  Wliittier and others.   A short time ago  Mr. W. W. Warner   took  a   lease and  hond on it and commenced development  work .with three   men.     Thev quicklv''  made a strike  finding from   10* inches to  3 feet of galena and carbonates.   In two  weeks they have taken out a large quantity of ore and are now packing down a  car load  for shipment.     The ore  runs  irom, 300 to 500 oz. in silver.   Mr. War-.    .  her, will put 8 men at work at once,  and  will be most certain to take up the bond   .,  and develop a fine property. .  PURELY PERSONAL.  Bruce White took a run up to Sandon  yesterday.   .  Mr. Papworth, of the Kaslo h,otel,  passed through the city on Wednesday/  Miss Laura Koewn accompanied Miss  Cliffe from Nelson Saturday last for a'  few weeks' visit in the city. -.���������-.,*'���������  , Mr. Cameron and Mr. Hill, merchants  of Oak Lake and Griswold, Manitoba,  respectively, were in city this week seeing tiie sights.  Miss Vallance spent a diiy or two with  Mr. and Mrs. Jas: Vallance on her wav  to her home in Hamilton, Out., from  Vancouver where sue w'c-nt. last.' winter.  W<*7ii'><lcM-..-t,ii>il Mioc Vttlliiiic.. (viiitcniT  plates a trip to the Paris exposition.'  i  Wf-V  m^Mm  ���������*WTR  -?;&������;  m V  THE IAISH8 L0T1EET.  THE   CHINESE GAMBLE  WITH  THE  NAMES OF STUDENTS.  ���������'���������'���������; ..'LIMrary    liiiitcry." , Ue|iciuli*   Ilnwi    Hie  ��������� Winner.   In   Hie .Sclioiarslil).   IvX.iiiiln-  atloiiri���������llotv (In: ������anic Ik < iirrlcd   On.  Everyone knows that the Chinese  ,, are inveterate gamblers, but few people have any definite, idea as to the  oumb&r and modes of playing, except  perhaps, with regard to , fan-tan and  pot, "which aro played in the gaming  houses on tbe . mainland opposite  Hongkong and in Macao. The most extensive and elaborate form of Chinese  gaining is the waiseng lottery. It is  indigenous to Canton, and vast sums  are paid to the officials for the privilege of' manipulating this lottery. In,  each waiseng lottery there are 1,000  tickets, and for the purpose of numbering them, the characters in a small  didactic, booklet called " The Thousand  Character Classic" are invariably  used. The cost 'of tickets and the  number and value of ��������� the' prizes vary  considerably ; but are, of course, fixed  before any 'particular lottery is  "opened.". The results of waiseng lotteries depend on the surnames of the  successful competitors in one or other  of the examinations fo>r official appointments, which are periodically  held in the district, province or metropolis. The term "waiseng" refers to  the hall in which examinations are  held, and this fact, together with the  use of " The Thousand Character Clas-  1 sic," imparts a kind of pseudo-literary  tone to wa.isp.ngs, and thus renders  'them, highly respectable and popular.  The following is an outline of the  way in which a waiseng.is carried on.  The manipulator, or his agent, announces by handbill and poster that  a lattery will be opened on certain  forthcoming examination, adding full  particulars as to date  PRICE OF TICKETS,  and other conditions. The would-be  staker goes to the shop indicated and  . hands in a slip of paper, on which he  has written the 20 surnames he wishes to ' 'back," pays for his ticket, and  gets in return a preliminary receipt.  When 1,000 tickets have been' subscribed for, the tickets and a " book"  of the, lottery are printed, and each  ��������� staker gets, on application, a book and  the ticket or tickets he has paid 'for.  The " book " contains 1,000 , columns,  Alt the top of each column is printed  .one of the 1,000 characters, following each d.thetr in the order of the  classic, and under each character is  ���������the list of 20 snirnames backed by the  person whose ticket bears that distinguishing character. Each ticket has  also printed on it its price, the examination in question, and the name of  ' the issuing agent ar firm, but it does  not contain the 20 selected.surnames.  By  reference to the book the staker  1 can see his own seLeoted list under the  distinguishing character of his ticket,  as well as the lists of surnames selected by the other 999 stakers.  The first prize goes to the person  whose list of surnames includes tho  largest number of the surnames of  the successful competitors, and so on  aa< to the other prizes. If, for example, each of the 20 surnames selected  : by a particular staker is that of a  ���������successful candidate then the staker  has scored a," highest possible," and,  subject to the conditions as to tho  amounts and distribution of prizes,  takes the first prize or a share of it,  or a Ilxea sum.  The total amount of the prizes is  usually not motre than 00 or 70 per  cent of the amounts staked, the remaining 30 or 40 per cent, after de-r  ducting expenses, being the dealer's  profit.. It is also usual for the dealer  to reserve  a considerable  number  of  tickets and  to  STAKE FOR HIMSELF.  Whem tbe result of the examination  has been officially declared leaflets  giving the names of the successful  candidates, are published by the dealer, and payments made to winner on  ex, and payments made to winners on  application according to the conditions. Sometimes payment is not made  by stakers until tlie printed book and  tickets are ready for delivery. ���������  Before handing in his lisit of surnames the careful staker consults the  lists of successful candidates at previous examinations, and so far as possible asceittaiis the names of candidates who are favorites for a place on  the forthcoming list. The latter information can be had from " tipsters "  for a consideration. A staker, for instance, may learn ' that a candidate  bearing an uncommon surname, and  being comparatively unknown, is likely to do well���������tuirn out a "dark horse "  in racing parlance. A " tip " of this  kind is worth paying for. It is usual  to " bar "some of the commonest surnames, like our Smith, Jones, etc.;  that is to say, stakers are not allowed  to include "barred " names in their  list for the reason i that such names  are certain to appear in the list of  successful 7 competitors, and, . if not  " barred," would be inserted in every  staker's list. In the Straits Settlements, where these lotteries are illegal, various devices, are resorted to  in order to avoid: the heavy-penalties  uttached to the management of lotteries. For instance, the tickets often  purport to give admission to a theatrical performance, a. two-dollar ticket  being for admission to a front seat,  a one-dollar one to a second and a  fifty-cent one admitting a child "half  price." Such transparent 7 devices,  however, deceive no one acquainted  with the,lottery.  USES FOR CHIMNEY SOOT.  Experiments in France have shown  that chimney soot is valuable, both  as a manure and as an insecticide. Its  fertilizing properties are particularly  noted in gardens and meadows. M.  Dasserre, a winegrower in southern  France, avers that "chimney soot  kills, the phylloxera with the rapidity  ot a stroke, of lightning; and at the  same time endows the vines with extraordinary energy, of growth." Other experimenters, however, have, not  found it effective in. the case of phylloxera1, although it kills many kinds  of larvae.  THAT  IS: DIFFERENT.   '  Love   laughs  at  locksmiths,  quoted  the  minister's   -wife.  But not at wedlocksmiths, amended,  i������ Rheumatism ofthe face.  Uric Acid left in the blood  by    disordered,   kidneys  lodges   along, the   nerve  which branches from the  eye over the forehead; and  across' the  check to the  side of  the  nose.     The  cause is the same as in all  Rheumatism���������disordered  Kidneys. The cure is likewise the same���������  Dodd's  Kidney  s  IT IS A PAPER ARMY.  Thnt of I'ltliiii,Seemingly Viittt and Wholly  llMOll'HK.  Although China has two armies!  neither of these is known as the Imperial army. ' There is ������������������ an army for  each province. This body, known as  the Army of Eight,Banners, contains  nominally about three hundred thousand men, who are descendants of the  Manchu conquerors and their allies.  ,Of these'' about eighty thousand are  maintained on a war footing, and are  divided into three groups, Mongols,  Chinese and Marichus, .and form an  hereditary profession within which intermarriage is compulsory. Of these  hereditary soldiers about four thousand are usually stationed at Pekin  aa an Imperial Guard.  , Thie< national army' is called Ying-  pang. This body is known as the  " Green Glags," and the "' Five Camps,'  it being divided ��������� into five distinct  parts. This army is subdivided into  eighteen corps, one of each province,  and is under 'the immediate command  of the Governor-General ' or Viceroy.  The nominal strength of this nation-  tal army is about six hundred thousand, but of this number only about  two i hundred thousand are available  for war. The Tientsin army corps is  the most important, and has about  thirty-five' thousand men. These have  been drilled by foreign officers, and  have modern arms and equipment,  and do garrison and police duty at  Tientsin and at Taku. The " mercenary troops," play an important part  in the ,Chinese military system. Then  there aro the- Mongolian cavalry and  other irregular! cavalry, numbering  about twenty thousand, which have  been described by foreign observers' as  " of no military value." The total land  army on a peace footing is estimated  at three hundred thousand men, and  on a war footing at about a million;  but the army; as a whole, according  to ,the same authority, has no unity  or cohesion ;.; there is no-proper discipline ; the drill is mere physical ..exercise ; the weapons are long since obsolete, and there is no transport, commissariat or medical service- There  are, though, several arsenals maintained by different provinces lvhere  war material in the shape of guns and  ammunition; is made and stored. The  largest of these arsenals is at Shanghai, and is modeirn in its equipment,  being organized by Europeans and in  charge of two Englishmen ; the other arsenals are;thoso of Tientsin, Nanking, Hankow, Fooohow, Canton and  Chingtu. At many of these absolutely useless war material is turned  out���������fitting, component part'J of what  goes to make up a useless military  organization.  WHEN. YOU WANT TO PLAY' THE  BAGPIPES.  A, Highlander, having to teach a  chum in his regiment to play the  bagpipes, began to instruct him in  reading tho music in the following  way:  You see. that- chap with a white,  round open, face 1 pointing to a'semi-  brevo between the linos, Well, he  moves slowly from that line to  this, whilo you beat, one and take a  long blow. Now, if you put a leg on  him, you mako two of him, and ho  moves twice as fast. If you black  bis face ho runs four times as fust as  the white-faced one ; thon, if you bend  your knee or tie his legs, he will hop  eight times faster than the white-  faced one. i  Now, when you blow the pipes, remember that the tighter those chaps'  legs are tied the faster they run and  the quicker they are sure to dance.      ��������� ���������   Cases of���������reported! bubonic blague m  Brazil since January 4 num/ber 224.  with 99 fatalities.,  ���������  TEABS OP PAIN,  The   Experience ,of   Mr!    William  Smith, of Hawkesbury, Who Suffered for Many Years From ^  " Kidney Troubles.  -From theTPost, Hawkesbury, Gat.  Everybody in Hawkesbury knows  Mr. William Smith. He came here  when the town was yet in its village  days,-as one of the lumber company's  staff of mechanics. In 1881 Mr.  Smith was appointed town constable, and filled that position until  very recently... As is well known to  many of Mr. Smith's friends, he has  suffered much, from kidney trouble  for quite a number of years past, and  at times the pain in his back was so  great that he was almost physically  incapable of. exertion. He doctored a  great deal, sometimes getting tern-,  porary relief, but the cause of the  trouble was not removed, and soon  the pains, accompanied alternately  by chills and fever, returned. At lasfj  he came to look upon his condition  as one which no medicine could permanently aid. Indeed his condition  might r still havo been one of much  suffering had not Mrs. Smith ultimately prevailed upon her husband t(J  give Dr. Williams' Pink Pills a IriaL  "It seemed," said Mr.- Smith to a  reporter, of the.Post, "that it was a  useless experiment, and yet, I waa  willing to do almost anything < that  would bring re/lief- 1 had not used  the pill long before there was undoubted relief, more rn fact t'han I  had obtained from any other medicine. I continued' their use, and soon  all symptoms of the troulble that had  madei my life, one1 of much misery for  many, years was gone. I feeh I'hat J  am cured, and have no hesitation in  saying that the cure is duo to I>r.  Williams'Pink Pills,' and I n'eyer lose  an opportunity of recommending the  pills to neigh'bors who may be ailing.   Dr. Williams'Pink Pills.cure by going* to th& root, of the disease. They  ren������w and 'build up the blood, and  strengthen the nerves, thus, driving  disease Irom the system. If your  dealer does not keep them, they .'will  be saut postpaid at 50 cents a box.  or six boxes for. $2.50, -by addressing  tho Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brock-  ville,    Ont.  MUST  BE BORN  AGAIN.  One day a gentleman called at the  office of a certain newspaper, and  *said  to  the  editor:  Sir, it is announced in your paper,  that I am dead.  Well, replied the editor, if ,it is in '  our paper it is correct.  It is not correct, for here I am  alive,  rejoined the  other.  Well, it can't' be helped; said the  editor.  But I expect you to contradict it,  said  the  injured man.  No, I can not do that, ������ said the  editor, as we never contradict anything that appears in our paper. I  will do the only thing I can do. Tomorrow I will put you iu tho list of  births.  ONE BOXER. LESS.  This significant incident is rotated by the Shan Tung correspondent  of'the North China News : " The Pre-r  feet Hung recently captured an armed  Boxer. ' it understand,' said .Mr  Hung, "that you Boxers claim to  be invulnerable to any blow by the;  6ward, is that so? The man acknow-i  ledged the statement. 'I have here,'  continued tho prefect, '-a stvord which  I should like to try on you to ascer^  tain whether your claim is a true one,  are you willing?' The Boxer assented,  and soon there was a headless Chinaman beside the highway."  IV-  ^^'m^^m,m^^^^mmm^MsiMi (V  ������ JU4M(hrtfUi(WdhsU,>K=^UV������u L-Jx*  ^  ,  ';  THE MINING REVIKW-Saturday, August 4, 1900.  '������������!>/  A Wcalffl oi" Resource. ���������  English Paper-Makers Delighted With  - Canada's Pulp Resources.  Tlie members composing , the delegation of British paper makers to the Dominion of Canada and the United States  who spent seven weeks looking over  Canada's Mast pulp resources, paper  mills and water powers, were delighted  beyond measure with all they saw. In  conversation with Mr. Marsden, that  gentlemen said that while the English  manufacturers  were not  altogether  ig-  ��������� norantof Canada's wealth in this line,  their present trip had broadened their  impressions very much, especially, what  had been seen in the Province of Quebec, including Grande Mere,Sha\venegan  and  Chicoutimi.     He   said' that   their  ' visit no doubt .would result'in turning  English capital this way.  The English paper manufacturers have  come to the conclusion that they have to  look elsewhere'lor pulp, Sweedish and  Norwegian markets being exhausted.  What the delegates have seen in Canada  satisfies them that lhe English paper  manufacturers can be supplied from  here for years to come. Mr. Marsden  added that the paper manufacturers of  Englan.l had very little to learn in (lie  manufacture of paper, either in' this  country or the United Stales. Paper is  gradually rising on the other side, and  this morning Mr. Marsden received a  cable informing him'that the piico of  print paper had increased three cents.���������  The Review.   '  0  ���������  o  o  ���������  ��������� '  ���������  0  - 0  0  o  0  0  ������4=i  0  0  0  0  *  V  0  0  THE HUNTER-KENDRICK CO., LTD.  Have purchased the Hunter Bros. Sandon store, and will  keep up the business-reputation held by the old firm.  Hunter Bros, wish to thank tlie general public for past  favors and hope that they will continue the same with the  new firm. All the stock istnew and up to date, aud alljhe  requirements in our lines will always be kept in stock.  Co-operation in Mining.  Seven weeks ago  (here was a mineral  claim on   the  Silver Gup hill  known as  the Triune,   with one .assessment done;  no 1 rail, and no money to develop it.    A  few miners co-operated, leased the propel ty   and with   the owners   cut a  trail  from Ten Mile to the claim.   Last week  a  20-ton shipment of  clean  high-grade  ore came down through Fcr<riisoii   on its  way to the Trail smelter, and two tons a  day are now  beimr sacked���������all  this   in  seven   weeks.     Today  the co-operative  labor of six men   has made a sliippinj;  mine in  seven weeks,  without one cent  of assistance from' outside capital.   The  local merclnnt will not even  have  to  wait  sixty days  for his account as the  returns from   the first shipment  will bi-  here in a few days.    The Eagle does not,  wish to convey the idea  that this could  lie  repeated   in  every case;   but  foliow  "waitors" if there was  more coperation  of labor and less   waiting   for   capital,  this district would soon take itis rank in  tho front  row.     The   time   to begin is  light now.���������Lardeau Eagle.  [This is only another proof of the  soundness of our contention that the  government ought to establish a fund to  i-nable poor prospect holders to bring  their properties to the front and thus  develop the country. There are hundreds of such properties as the Triune  lying valueless,, to tlie owners and the  country for the lack of means, in the  hands of the owners, to show what is in  them. The philosopher up the gulch  wouid have called it "grub-staking" by  1 he government if the latter had advanced a little money to the owner of  the Triune, to be expended under a government servant, in showing the result  announced.���������Ed. Review].  ���������  ���������  ~=i^Sz   i^-'   il  '. jH 11  ��������� 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 j  Miners' (Ming    .  fientjs' FurnisIiiM  Oiir Boots aud Shoes, Underclothing, and, in fact,  all supplies���������-just what's wanted in the camp. Call and  inspect them.  ������jr. i=i. cjj\.im:h]iz=^cdjs[.  ���������  ���������  i  ���������  t  t  t  ���������  ;*-i  **������*<t>*^*e*0**^**������^*e������$*������������������***><^****^**^*4>^**4>**.$44,^.**>������.+**^*^������.^4^^^^e  Harry Nash  Practical  Tinsmith and Plumber.  Agent for Metallic Roofing Co.  .   of Canada.  Manufacturer of Galvanized Airpipe,  Powder-thawers, Camp Stoves and all  kinds of Sheet Metal Work.  'With the latest in tools, machines and  Good Stock, I am prepared to do only'  first-class work.  Personal attention given to all orders.  Estimates Given. Modeuatk Prices.  Mail Orders Pkoxii'tly Attended To.  Shop, at present, near Sandon Sawmill.  YOU  Are Going  To Build !  NICKERSON, The Watchmaker and  second-hand dealer was born in the  business. Try him ! Baker stieet, Nelson, B. C.  See C. K. SKALES,  THE EXPERT PAPERHANGER  Who will give you close figures  ou Painting, Paperhanging aud  Signs. We are quick at the  busines���������up-to-date mechanics in  every way.  The Denver House  0000  Hoadquartcrs for Travelling Men and  Miners.  The Table Is first class.   -  The Bap is always stocked by the best  Imported Wines. Liquors and Cigars.  The Rooms are all that can be desired  for comfort.  NELSON & CO., Proprietors.:  folliott &. McMillan  Gon'traotors  ���������and BuilcLeins.  Plans and estimates furnished ou all classes of buildings.  Factory opposite the C. P. R. freight shed.  Sash and Doors,  Frames and Mouldings ou hand or to order on  short notice.  Dealers in Rou^K and Dressed Lumber.  Sfvfn^Ies, LatK, Lime and T^rick.  ���������" CALL AND GET PRICES.  P; G. Box 155.      '"'':'���������.'������������������'���������'���������.".. Sandon, B. C.  Dealers m IQeafs  ' ,c,- ���������       '������������������    AT SANDON  ;:  ROSSLAND, NELSON, KASLO, PILOT BAY, THREE FORKS, 'SLOCAN CITY.  ii-   i;  OT^ ;���������'. /  SOMETHINQ QUITE NEW���������  i5^  ''^xt*^-  lit  CEYLON OREEN TEA  V Samo flavor as Japan, only more delicious.  LASTING   QUALITIES.  llic   t lilnc'M' W011I1I   Acconijillglt .*)Iu<:li   If  TiiiiumI (o ������;������i)<1.  The Chines; h-ive many traits which,  It properly .developed, would cause  them to assume a leading place among  the nations of the globs. The people are industrious, hospitable, temperate and devoted to learning. They  are strong and wiry. They have  lasting qualities. The Chinese can  live anywhere, e.it everything and believe anything. They "outwear tho  tribes of. Southern Asia, are more  conservative than tho Japanese and  less poetical than the Hindoo. They  are possessed o������ much common sense.  Their religions and supsrstitions enter into everything, even their cheating and lying. Gambling is the national sin. The little children on  the street throw dice for the candy  with the salesman. The missionary  from the Occident, outnumbered by  the opium vender and the whisky peddler, has been unable to keep tho  vices of the West from being introduced along with the vircues, and, after five centuries of contact, the  Caucasian baa done the 'Mongolian  more harm than good.  ripey-sw^A.-  c   DRUNK WITH COLD.  ��������� T.he usual results of exposure to extreme cold are loss of energy, both  physical and mental, followed by  drowsiness and disinclination to move;  the mental faculties become torpid  and senses numbed, while the victim  . is seized with an irresistible desire to  lie down and sleep. If this desire is  yielded to the lethargy passes, into  stupor and death follows. Occasionally these symploni3 are preceded by  others which resemble ' those of intoxication, and are due to a peculiar  condition of the blood, which at a  very low temperature, takes up an insufficient quanticy of oxygen, and so  has an injurious effect on the neri'ous  system. It was observed during the  retreat of the French at Moscow that  those who were most severely affected by the cold often reeled about as if  intoxicated; they also complained of  giddiness and indistinctness of vision,  and sank gradually into a state of  lethargic stupor, from whioh it was  impossible to arouse them. Other instances are recorded in which persons became delirious and died  through a short exposure to intense  cold.  Gold and silver tissue enriched with  embroidery and jewels and used as a  wide belt is one of tho many forma, of  elegance in decoration which appear, principally ou the evening  gotw.ns of lace or chiffon. Gold galloon combined with colored panne or  black velvet is a distinctive feature of  belts on the less dressy costumes, and  gold and while silk braid are effectively used in combination to decorate  cloth, rovers and finish the edges of  bands, oi silks. The wide belts which  are so much in evidence on the new  gowns are seen at their best on the  full bodice which pouches a liltlu at  the buck as well as the front. , Gold  and silver embroideries revived from  the Loui= XVI. period are a great  feature of'dress, trimmings and very  suggestive of gathered shirts and long  pointed bodices of which there are already advance models. One of the  features in the detail of finish online  new gowns is a wide collar of heavy  /ace applied in batiste and, edged with  -a finely tucked band ot the dress' material, providing, it is veiling, thin  :silk,  or crepe  de chine. -  MIND   OVER  MATTEIt-v  During  the  war  in    South    Africa,  says a London exchange, a volunteer  regiment   got   under  a fire  so   heavy  that, after spreading out in skirmish  line, the order wu3 given to lie 'down.  One     unfortunate    soldier    flopped  squarely, into an ant-hill.     Hundreds  of  the   little   pests   swlarmed   angrily  over  him,  biting  him  fiercely.i     The,  man  jumped  up,  wild with pain.        !  Lie   down   there,  you  fool   shouted  the  captain.  I  can'tl protested   the  poor  fellow.  I'd  ratber  be  shot   .'.han���������  ���������    Just  then  a shower oi  bullets flew  past him at all heights, from his shins  to1 his heud.   It was marvellous that j  he, was   no-t     hit  in   a dozen   places. |  He changed his mind swiftly about the  possibility  of  lying  down,  and  drop-  pod at once,'regardless ot ants, shouting  to  his commander:  Yes,  I can,  captain!  I'm   very  com  fortable   now, sirl  Large increase in Sales.  LUDE  0EI"SrXJO3^r TES.A. is suiting tho tastes of tho people.  Lead Packages.  What does this mean ?   Why, it means only  -one thing - that the quality of  25, 30,40, SOanttGOo.  --S  IN DUE FORM.  Mr. Nevergo, the young woman said,  suppressing a yawn, when the business of a meeting is ended wihat ia the  parliamentary form for bringing the  proceedings to a close?  Somebody moves that    the    meeting  adjourn, replied the yojung man,  and  then-  Well, if you'll move, she interrupted,  we'll adjourn.  GOOD APPETITES PREFERRED.  Mrs. Skinner.���������I'm glad to hear you  say you have auch a good  appetite.  Mr. Newboarder.���������Landladies generally fear a good appetite.  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II    Is ,11   M'lxnlllvxul   Spectacle���How.   I lie
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IK-iiiKiti���The  S��l<Iler.s   .Hnreli  As It* oil
. Tannic.
, A British column advancing in Uine'
, of war through an enemy's country ia
at once a magnificent, and a rernark-
. able spectacle ; or rather, to be quite
correct, it would be, provided the eye
could take in all the details at a single glance.
But that is juat precisely what the
eye cannot do. A column, of even
moderate strength, when on the move
lengthens itself out abnormally ; so
much so, indeed, that a body of
troops which in review order could be
packed within a moderate, sized parade ground will occupy iiibbonwise
eight, ten or even more miles of country.
Wc will, therefore, take up a posi-.
tion on an eminence���a kopje, if you
like���and watch .in imagination a col-i
umii of British regulars marching on,
���say Pre/toria.
First there will come in sight, riding at a walking pace, athwart the
boulder atrewp veldt, a solitary pair
of horsemen. ��� These are the advance
points, as they are termed, and are
thrown .forward, perhaps a mile
ah.ead of the vanguard. They are'" on
the lookout for the enemy, and at the
first hint of danger it is their duty
to ride baok to left and right and
alarm  the  flankers.
These latter are tnrown out fanwiso
from Lhe cavalry which screens thei
infantry vanguard, and they in turn
pass the word back along tho trailing,
snakeJiike ribbon of armed men, till
within half an hour, say, of the enemy's being first sighted the entire
" command knows of ��� the threatened
danger and is prepared to deal with
have ueon' well likened to a couple of
electric    buttons,    which    on     being
touched, thrill the alarm down    both
flanks throughout the.entire length of
the column   with  which  they  are  in
commuuica|tion.     The    simile is    not
quite pea-feet, however, for the alarm
is sounded by these living electric-buttons while yet  the dangea- is  remote.
Some hundreds  of yards in  tho  rear
of the cavalry screen a vanguard and
a main guard.    This latter constitutes
tlie first fighting unit of the advancing'column,  and its strength  is,    of
course, proportionate to the strength
of the force it is covering.    With    it
are field and machine guns, sapper's,
miners,    engineers,    ambulances,   reserve ammunition    wagons,    and    so
forth.    In fact, the advance guard of
:  a large.column constitutes in itself ai
fighting force���a miniature army; so
to speak, complete in  practically  all
essential details.    After the advanced
guard has  passed: we  shall  probably
see���emerging f.rom the clouds of dust:
which always, except in wet weathec
envelopes as with a mantle a column
on  tlie  inarch���another solitary  pair
of horsemen, and then at intervals an-:
other and yet another.    These are the
connecting links.    A    half  troop,    or
perhaps, if the force is a large one, a
whole troop of cavalry will come next,
then more connecting links and lastly
the  officer  commanding,    surrounded,
and accompanied by his staff. The uninitiated in matters military will  now
probably expect to see tho main bodyi
of the  army;  but     no.    A single infantry battalion,  or. maybe  two,  will
perhaps  pass,   marching  strictly  " to
attention," bayonets' fixed, and offic-
munilion  wagons,    ambulances,    tool
carts, forage  and store wagons    andt
numbers  of  led  horses.      It  is   only
when   this   heterogeneous    pr.oDessibn
has come t'o an end, that the thickening of the dust cloud and  the  meas-
sured tramp���tramp���tramp I    herald
the approach of the infuntry brigades.
On  they come,  rifles  at the slope or
at the trail, talking, laughing, joking,
singing, smoking, as though war andt
its attendant horrors  were . a     thousand miles away.    On thoy come���and
still  on!  Battalion  after  battalion,
It  becomes  almost  monotonous after awhile,  for  the mighty    fighting
machines,  each  composed  of a thousand or more individual fighting units,
awing past with- mechanical precision
of  gigantic    automata.      Everything
moves    as if  by clockwork.      Thirty
paces  interval  is  the  regulation  distance between battalions and brigades
and    thirty   .paces  interval it  is���no
more, no less.    There is no slackening
no hesitancy,   for  all    the    apparent
free and  easiness.    A  company    lags
but a foot or  ��� two;    it    is    spurred
sharply forward by a    biting ��� phrase
���half expostulation, half command���
uttered by its captain.     A battalion
does  l,kewiso,  and  a wave  from   '.he
hand, of its ever-watchful chief sends
the adjutant galloping down the right,
flaiiik, exploding as he does. So,is the
force kept " strung up." And  a very
necessary  process is this same stringing up.    The loss of a few yards    at
the head means hundreds at the tail.
Trivial check to the front of a    long
column-is a    serious delay, to the men
in the rear of it, and continual stepping out or rapid closing tends to exhaust troops.
With the passing of tho rearmost
hrigade the interest to the average
spectator largely vanishes. True,
there follow more machine guns, more
tool carts, ammunition wagons, led
horses, etc.', but all these have been
seen before. The bearer companies,
with their trim stretchers, and the
red cross of Geneva showing conspicuously on their tunic sleeves, arouse
a r- -i curiosity, but (hey are out of
sight,, swallowed lip in the dust cloud
almost ere we realize their presence,
If, however, wo are to occupy our
kopje for another hour or so we shall
see yet another cloud of dust advancing toward us. This is formed by the
baggage . train which "follows all armies. Lastly comes the roar guard,
followed by a small detaenment of
military police, wiose duty it is to
look after stragglers.
4'lliiipsc     nr    Oriental      Passivity      ami
An exultant.Indian baboo, referring
recently to, tie gifts, and offers of
services, in Southl Africa mode by certain officers and princes, dharacten-
etically, expressed nis satisfaction.
"The faithful Indian subjects of
Queen Victoria," ha wrote, "have now
by own e\. eel will donated gratis their
superabundant quota, pursuant ' to
prosecuting iv extremis the oom-
battle against South Africander
enemies   of  her  gracious   majesty).'  "
Mr. Rudyard Kiiping has not
shared the "combattle," but he ha��
been at the seat of war, and in his
recent account of hia experience -with
ly a glimpse of Oriental ' passivity
aud indifferenoe. At ' a siding the
hospital train overtook a train
that was loaded'1 with horses���remounts being sent to t'he front. They
were from Indial the offering of
native rajahs. Mr.;'Kipling can talk
"Suddenly,' he says, "we overhauled a trainload ot horses, Bhownagars
and Jamtiagar's gifts to the war;
stolid saices and. a sawar or two in
charge,'- and this conversation ensued: '
"Wlhence dost thou come?'
"From   Bombay   with   a sahib.'
"Dost  thou know the name ,of this
���  "No."
"Dost thou know ��� whither, thou
I do  not  know."
"What,  then, dost thou do?'
"I go with'my sahib.'-
"Great is tiie East, serene ,and .immutable!" exclaims Kipling. "We
left them feeding and watering, as
the order was.'-
<'<>!. Klrliiiril O'Ornily Italy "111, It Is
Sulil, Take MaJor-ftciM-rul'' KiiUou's
I'laci! In Cniimln.
It is understood that Col. Richard
O'Grady-Haiy, D.S.O., will be the new
General of the Canadian .militia. Col.
Hutton's successor is in the prime of
lifo, being only 59 years of age. Ho
is a Companion of tie Bath, and a
member of .the Distinguished Service
Order, so that he comes to Canada
with' all the prestige that conspicuous gallantry in the field1 confers. Ho
is a son of the late General William
O'Grady-Haly, who was in command
of tho British forces at Halifax in
1877 and who while acting as Administrator during Lord Duifferin's ab-
senoe at Washington defied the advice of the Ministers and thus rendered it necessary for them to require
Lord  Dufferin's  immediate   return.
Colonel O'Grady-Haly .was born in
1841,. and joined the army at (he early age of seventeen years. He was
on active service in Egypt in 1882,
and for six years commanded in Ha-
zara field force. In this campaign he
won the Distinguished Service Order.
In 1891 lie became Assistant Adjutant
at Belfast, where he rem3ined for six
years. Col. Haly is not expected to
arrive in Canada until July,1. Accordingly the inspection of the Ontario
camps this summer will, devolve upon
Col. Aylmer, the Adjutant-General.'
The latter will proceed to London,
Ont., and after watching operations '
at tho camp there will return oast
to Niagara. From there he will go to
Kingston camp. Col. Haly will be due'
here a,bout that time, and Col. A>yl-
mer will go down to'Quebec to meet
ll c
What   the
the   (.'nr*   I seil   aii.l
| I'nlillc Have to 1'ay.
. '   OLD CEREMONIES. .The street  railways   of Cape  Town
Every now and then an elderly mar- have a track mileage of 25 miles, the
ned couple will be nwi who address employes number 300 men, and 15 sin-
each other with the staleliness that gle-deck motor cars, and 32 double-
was customary thirty years ago. The J deck and 8 trailer cars are in use.
husband is " Mr. Smith," to the wife I -rhe liaea ruu to iixe< suburbs and, are
and Lhe wife is usually "Mother,"'to ! to be extended to the docks. The
the husband, nothing less convention- \ single-deckers nave large platforms
al is  ever heard  from  them,  indeed,
If lightning, strikes a tree after a
long period of heavy rain, when the
whole surface of tho tree is damp, it
generally . does very little harm to
the tree and often none at all. If, on
the other hand, the tree is struck
when its surface is,dry it is more severely damaged, because thon the eleo- !
trie spark will descend by.a line of
lower resistance along the damp wood
under tho bark. In this case the heat
of the spark instantly produces steam
to a very high,' pressure under the
bark, and it is generally blown up.
ers' swords carried naked at the slope;
after which there will - heave slowly
into sight an apparently endless train
of field artillery,  machine guns, am-
Oh, John, listen ! Eatables have gone
up in price.
Isn't that just my luck; .we're living on credit now, and 1 suppose that
when I'm in condition'to pay my bills
things will all bo down again.
.������������**~-���'������ ���
THE REASON.      :" x
Bald-headed men generally seem so
cheerful and  happy.
Of course; they can't remember how
they looked when they had hair.
neither might have a., first name for
all tlie use that'his better half makes
of it.
"I just couldn't call jour father
Charlie," a quiet little woman said the
other day, in answer to her daughter's gibings, " why it wouldn't be respectful. (I never did in. my. life, and
I certainly wouldn't now, when you
are alt grown."
"But what did you call him when
you were engaged," persisited her inquisitor, "" You surely ; didn't go
around then, calling each other Mr.
Jones and Miss Smilth."
"-We didn't always,'' replied tho little woman, evasively, "but I liked to
give him his title even then,���it's more
respectful, much more respectful."
'" I'd  raifchcr."  have  more    affection
and less respect," said tlie  daughter,
rcbelliously.   " It .doesn't  sound  as   if
you had anything but a bowing'  acquaintance  with him when you    say
Mister all the time. ,. I'm going to call
my  husband 'Fritz     whether  it's  his
name or not, it has such a jolly air."
And. the avorago married couple of
this  day   and  age  with  a fine  disregard for    respeot    and old-fashioned
courtesy usually oall each other by a
nickname of varying degrees of beauty,  and which has oftentimes a    re*
mote connection  with  the  one  given
them iu   baptism. ���  But  after  all  one
likes   this  way  better  than   the  stiff
conventionality which led a woman all |
through   a married  life  of  thirty  or
fctPty years to address her liege lord
as Mister Smith, or Jones, or Brownr
just   as  though  he   were  verilj     her
master, and she were living in niedie-.
vol times when exaggerated politeness
marked the intercourse between men
and   women.
In front and rear, with roomy seats
for  the  accommodation    of smokers.
"Trailers," open cars, with seats running, crosswise,  are  attached  to    the
double deckers morning and evening,
to accommodate the increased traffic.
All the cars except the trailers have
a middle aisle, with1 seats oni each side
holding   two persons.'  The- upholstering  of   the  seats  is   in   cane,   and   is
always neat and thie color of* the cars,
yellow,  is kept   brighc  and fresh. As
the English people.are  kind   to   the
blacks,  no distinction  is made on the
oars.   New cars have  been lately ordered   to servo   the  increasing  population caused by  lib�� exodus  of refugees   from   the    Transvaal     and   the
largo numbers of soldiers in, the ,city,
who,, at half price/are  good patrons
when off d.uty or riding to and from
the  various camps;   As  most  of   tho
merchants clerks and Government officials live out of the city proper, tho
train   lines   are   woll  patronized.   No
passes or. free   tickets are  furnished.
The  charges are  high,  C cents: being
the   regular   rate  for   a  ��� distance   of
from two lo three miles. Eight uniles,
the exienL of  the longest  line, costs
3G cents. "
I've asong  here  that  I    think
L* there any sense in it X
Not a particle.     ,   .
Is there any tune in it?
Not a morsel. /
Leave    it.   If it    answers your description it wiil turn out a gold mine.
How frankly the girl or sixteen admits 'that7she is an old maidl ' THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, August 4,  1:900.  F"  if-  f silo  i  pi  m  The Mining Review.  SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1900.  FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.  Thfi Dunsmuir government appears to  be taking hold of administrative matters  with a determination to-do something  for the country. The very fact that the  premier is willing to allow an net to go  through, raising a revenue from the output of coal mines, is evidence that selfishness alone is' not going to direct his  course of action.  From indications we believe considerable money is to be spent in opening up  the country, and this is as it should be.  This province has an area, and latent  resources to keep as large a population  as that of the whole of Canada  at present in   paying ��������� employment,   it it  was  only developed;  and a large profitably  employed     population   is   what   every  properly constituted government seeks.  We believe   the Kootenays  alone have  ,the  means of   employing  a miU'on of  people-proiitably in  mining, lumbering,  agriculture,  the mercantile,  the professional, etc., etc., if the country whs only  opened up.   As mining must be at the  foundation of the structural growth it  should receive first consideration.    It is  not enough that trails and roads should  be opened  to the mines, and   ihat railways   should   be built   to ' the   several  camps,   money should be  provided for  opening up   the   prospects.   There are  wild-cats and   bona fide   prospects   by  the   thousand  in   the   Kootenays,  and  .with a little work clone that any prospector may be able to raise the means to  do, any skilled man  can decide between  a probable mine and a certain wild-cat.  If this be so, and it cannot be bucccss-  fully contradicted,  is not a government  as much jni-.tified in advancing money to  develop bona tide prospects as  it is in  reclaiming land, aiding in irrigation and  drainage, the growing of crops, etc?   We  contend it is, and that things will not be  right in  this country until  the  government comes  to the rescue of the prospector in advancing him money  to develop  the property he has spent much  time and  labor  in  locating, and  thus  enabling hiin to become the millionaire  instead of the eastern or outside capitalist.    Even   ouliiide capital,  in the absence of anything better, is an excellent  thing for this country ; but a  better one  would be found in the local man,  aided  liy   government   loans,     spending   his  profits   and  his-dividends  among   the  local people.    We contend that the government  can  safely,   under  their  own  officials   directing   operations,   on   our  promising undeveloped properties, make  advances that will result in creating an  immense revenue for tlie country.   The  government can borrow money at 4 per  cent.,  and if they lent on   such  enterprises at 8 or even 10,   taking a first li������n  on the properties, it would be a boon to  the country.   Failures  would  result in  some cases,   but   the   increased rate of  interest on the loan,  on  the properties  thatdid turn outright, would make up  the  losses  to say nothing   of   the   immensely increased revenue  arising from  the increased volume of our out-put.  In speaking on this subject tlie other  clay a friend said it was a capital idea if  it would not be abused, and' that it  would be abused at election times by  government candidates. We suppose  the same abuse exists in promising  roads, trails, etc., before elections; but  this cau easily be cured. If the public  know that certain money was voted for  mine developing purposes; that prospects had to have certain assurances be  fore money could be given,and that with  these assurances money would be advanced no mutter what party was in  power, this argument would soon be  knocked on the head. A firm well-cut  statute on the subject would Eet this  matter fully at vest. If, instead of  '���������mays" and "possiblys," the statute defined when and how such monies would  invariably be advanced, no matter who  was in power, the prospect holder and  prospective borrower would spend hie  time getting his property in shape to  meet the requirements of the law���������anticipating the loan, instead of chasing  after the goodwill of candidates.  ,      THE EIGHT-HOUR DAY.  J During the strike it used'to be argued  by some prints that Australia and New  Zealand had an eight-hour law very  similar to that of this province. For the  purpose of settling the matter the editor  of this paper wrote to the mining departments of the governments of these  provinces for copies of their mining  statutes. We have them now, and we  copy them as below.  Sections of the New Zealand Act:  "Except incases where the previous  authority in writing of an inspector of  mines has been obtained, it shall not be  lawful for any person or company to directly or indirectly employ any workman  'on Sunday for hire or reward to do any  skilled or unskilled manual labor in or  about any mine within the meaning of  the Mining or the Coal Mine Acts of'  1891."  "Except in cases of breakage or other  special emergency  no person  in  charge  braceman over any shaft except in cases  of emergency, and then not more than  48 hours in any week."  It vill be noticed that this law provides eight hours as a shift, but any  miner can put in' two shifts a day if he  wants to. There are no penalties in the  law which leaves it open for any justice  to impose the penalties''he may consider  equivalent to the infractions from time  to time.  We now quote the_ Australian law as  passed at Melbourne in 1897:  Sec. 132. "No person shall be employed below ground in any mine for  more than eight consecutive hours at  any time, nor for more than forty-eight  hours in any week except in cases of  emergency, and a person shall be  deemed, and is hereby declared, to be  employed below ground and in the service of the owner of a mine from the time  that he commences to descend a mine  until he is relieved of his work and commences to return to the surface by the  authority of the owner or his agent."  There is no penalty here either, only a  provision that wherever accidents occur  through infractions of the law and where  the owners are responsible dam-.iges may  be collected.  For the benefit of those interested we  may say that the State ot Utah is" "tlie"  only country, or Dart of a country, on  the face of the globe besides British Columbia that has an eight-hour law with  penalties.  W. W. ��������� Warner, M.E.  MINING   CONTRACTOR.  properties' handled on commission.  Mines and Jlinernl Claims examined and  reports made. ' ���������  lnteronts taken in part payment for services  rendered.  '      ' ,������������������"  Contracts taken for opening up' lost or  invisible ledges.  Twenty years experience.  SANDON, B. U.  J. -W.  BALMAIN,  Civil   Engineer,   Architect,   Etc.  I'. O. Box 170.  SANDON", BRITISH COLUMBIA.  . S. DilKWIlY  Simdon, B,  II. T. Twic.������  New Denver, JJ. C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and, Provincial Laud Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedfoid & McNeil Code.  FIRE INSURANCE.    ..  Continuing our remarks of  last week,  it requires  but little effort io show that  the people of this province are fleeced by  of machinery used  in connection   with i uastern  companies.    In short the latter  any mine, or with  the treatment of the I regai.d  the west as game for their hunt-  products of any mine, shall be employed  for a longer period than eight consecutive hours at any one time; and between  each such period and the next there  shall be an interval of at least four  hours, such period shall be exclusive of  meal times. Such person shall be entitled to holidays at the rate of not less  than one whole or two'half-holidays for  every eigi t weeks, when in charge of  mining machinery. v,  "Such person commits an offence if  whilst in charge of machinery, property  is damaced or destroyed in consequence  of his negligence.  "No female or person of any age, or  male under fourteen years, shall be employed in .any capacity about a mine,  except in clerical employment."  It also provides that "no one under  IS years shall be employed as ladder or  has taught us how to make the  best Emulsion in the world;  Experience has proved that  this.Emulsion is worthy of  entire confidence.- There  are many imitations of  and all kinds of substitutes for it;  but none equal it. If your doctor  recommends you to take Cod-Liver  Oil, or you know yourself that you  need it, get'SCOTT'S EMULSION ;  it is the best Cod-Liver Oil in the  best form.  If we had your addrosswe-would send,  you a sample and a pamphlet telling  more about it.  50c. and $i.oo, all druceist.-*.  SCOTT & BOWNE, - Toroato.  ers. Take a case in point. The city of  Vancouver is certainly as favorably  built as London, Ont. Its streets are as  wide as those of the eastern city; its  buildings are substantially erected; it  has more rains and wet weather, a favorable feature for insurance; it has more  firemen in proportion to population;  more modern fire appliances and better  pressure in its water system, and yet in  risk for risk the rates for Vancouver are  double those of London. The companies, of course, very properly say that  agents' exppnses are higher in the west,  That is quite true; but a margin of 25  per cent, will much more than cover  everything of that nature that can possibly be raked up by the companies, and  ,yet while a rate of 2>������ in the west would  be a full equivalent for 2 in the east,  Vancouver pays 4 to London's 2. It is  much more out of proportion throughout the interior.  Canada, of course, has few places like  Sandon ; but it has many situated like  Slocan, Nelson, Kaslo, etc., and these  latter places have to pay three times the  rates of Ontario town3 with like protective conditions. These things all suggest the absolute necessity for a local  company. All the towns in the country  after the first fire set to work and in  later building and construction adopt |  the best fire precautions possible, which  minimises the chances of recurring disasters and ought to les en the rates of  insurance. There is no reason why most  Slocan towns should not. now have a 4  per cent., if not even a better rate, and  Sandon should get business risks at 5 or  even 4 per cent. Our first fire is now  over, better buildings are going up, fire  traps will soon in the business part of  the'place be a thing of the past, and the  people are all careful. As we said in  last week's issue, if the' Slocan cannot  get reasonable rates it ought to carry its  o\\ 11 risks by a local company.  A. R. HEYLAND,  ENGINEER,  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  SANDON, B.C. . <-  M. L. GRIMMETT, IX. B.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary  Tublic, Etc.  Sandon, British Columbia.  Misses M. & A. McKinnon  Have" Now  Reopened Their  FTiIlmery  Business in tlieir own new building, across the street from the  new Reco hotel.  Their stock will be found quite  complete, and it embraces all the  requirements for ladies aud children.     Call aud see.  Furniture Dealer  and Undertaker  KASLO, B. C.  Has lots of Furniture that must  be sold cheap,. also a bath house  and outfit cheap.  Bstubllslieil 1858.  M. R. Smith & Co.  rianufacturers of all kinds of  ���������  Plain and Fancy  VICTORIA, B.C.  BRANCH-VANCOUVER, B. C.  H  4  ml -  iff  SJ&tt&JWAdtKi^Wii^^JLI^ \  i  lvf->  THE CITY OF PEKIN.  II  I>i n Vri-y fitrnnxtt Cnpltnl  for a  Great  Empire.  JBhe history of Pekin is to be. read  in  the walls ������������������ which surround it    in  ruin    or    preservation,    and   if    one  traces   them" within and without  the  city they will show where    lay    the  famous  "Manking"    of    the    Khitan  Tartars     in  980;    how    the     famous  "Golden' Hqrdo" of Kin "Tartars  laid  ont their capital of Chung Tu in 1151;  wnal, Ghengi'z Khan and his Mongols  thought    a great  city    should   be  in  ��������� .1215; how the immortal Kublai'Khan  constructed   Khunbalik,  "the   city   of  the     Khan,"    a century    later���������Polo  calls it Cambaluc; and much more interesting Inslory i down to the advent  of the present Manchius' In 1G14. And  it. is the wails, in excellent preservation, that mark the division  Yof the  '. Pekin    of to-day���������first    the, so-called  "Chinese,"  or  Outer  City,  more  properly the Southern City; adjoining it  is   the  Inner   oil-  "Tarter    City,'-     or  Manohu properly Northern; inside this  th.e   "Imperial  City"  and   inside   this  v "Iagain,    the  "Forbidden    City," the  actual   imperial   residence  itself.  The  ethno-Iogical   distinctions  of    Chinese  a'nd Tartar are practically effaced;  the  only, distinction for the flying visitor  ia that  the sihops are in the Chinese  City,     while  most   of     the    temples,  public     buildings,    and   "sights,'-   together  with  ail   the  foreign  residences, are in the Tartar City, and that  the  wall  of  the  latter  is  much the  larger and more massive structure.  - 'MERE ARE TWO GREAT STREETS  which   intersect    at  a cent rat    point,  and from  all parts of    these    other  streets,     lanes    and    alleys    run   in  straight  lines.   Every corner in Pek-1  in seems   to   be  a right  angle;   there  are no winding  thoroughfares.      The  houses   are   all   very   loy,    with   flat  roofs,  and it  is  hard  to' see a single  first-class  Chinese  dwelling-house in  the whole city,   But it is  the streets  of Pekin   that    strike     the    observer  first,, and fade last from his recollection.   Whether wide or narrow, dark  alley  or   main    artery,   thuy   are  entirely   unpaved���������the    native    alluvial  soil and the native &ewage from every  Pekinese  pathway.   From  this    state  of things spring several curious oon-  sequefficesv   The  roads are  so  uneven  the holes  in   them  so  numerous  and  deep,   the   ridges  so  high   and   steep,  that   no    vehicle  ' with   springs     can  navigate  half  a mile.   The only  conveyance,     therefore,  is    the ' famous  springless   Pekin   cart,   drawn   by     a  mule.   After a good sibower of rain in  Pekin,   one    cannot    set  foot  out  of  doors;  the  mud  is  often    three    feet  ���������  deep,   and   the   centre   of   the    street  sometimes  a couple feet higher   than  the  sides.  .But,  on   the  other    hand,  if  no  rain  comes,   there  is   the; dust,  and a Pekin dust storm, once encountered,   is  a dreadful   memory   forever  After  a drought  the    dust  is  ankle-  deep, every nig'h't  at sunset it is .watered  with   the   liquid  sewage,  or   the  city, and so it has come tojbe composed of    dried,    pulverized    earth   and  dried pulverized filth in  about  equal  proportions.   And    when   the    storm  comes  one  is   blinded and  choked  by  it( it penetrates one's clothing to the  skim, windows and doors and curtains  and covers do not stop it for an  instant; people say it even finds its way  ; into air-tight boxes, So whether  tho  barometer indicates "rain;- or "fair,'-  one  is equally  badly, off.  SUMMER SMILES. , '  How xnuoh money have you, Sammy?. Well, ii I didn't owe grandma  and  sister 'I'd have fifteen  cents.  Mrs Hattersopi���������Wiwt 1    You   have  breakfast at .half past seven?      Isn't  tiiat   very   "eariyR  Mrs.    Catter^an���������  Yes.   But it is necessary now ainca my  husband lias given up business to play  golf..  My  husband  Iovea���������mo dearly,  '��������� Said a wife wit'h knowing look;  How do I know? Well, becauso  He eats anything I oook.  Mrs. Sparks*���������Can't you get that,  stovepipe logctlber, Joton? Rev. Mr.  Sparks^-No, I cannot. Mary; and if it  wasn't tlhat I'm a minister'of the gospel I'd kick t(he whole business to  pieces*  Tjhe Palmist���������This line in your hand  indicates tlhat you have a very .brilliant future ahead of you��������� Sim-kins���������  Is Ujat so? Tihe " Palmist���������Yes; but  tihe other line indicates that you are  too- eiow to evefr catcih up with it.  Wiggle/Ei��������� Some persons hold , that  there fs no such thing as perfect happiness in lib.is world. Waggles���������Guess  tihose persons never wa.tched a young  wpmun in oblivious contemplation of  that brand-new ring on tho third linger  of her left ha������nd.  Mrs. Hon���������Tttiey say that Mrs Swift-  smith is greatly troubled,. with insomnia, Mr. Boon���������Yes, I understand  that she discovered the fact a week  ago, that, hex huslband talks in his  sleep, and she hasn't slept a wink since  for feur of missing some'tiung.  Mrs. Gat>biei���������Mrs Btooxy seems to  exercise a peculiar influence over her  husband. Mrs. Noah Tall���������She does.  Sine lias preserved an alleged poem he  wrote when he was a young man, and  whenever ho gets obstreperous she  threatens  to read it to him.  Mr. Nerwliwed,���������Goodness, wiere did  you gel tlhese pea������hes?i Mrs. Newli-  wed���������Wiy, dear? Mr. Newliwed���������  They don't taste very good. Are they  the fcest you could get? Mrs. Newliwed���������I picked llhem out myselif. The  picture on the can was nuch prettier/ than thosei on any of the others.  Heavens, man I You look as if you  'had run your face into an electric fan.  No. . It's music tihat'. responsible for  this, Music? , Yes. My barber's  very susceptible to music, and wlhile  he was shaving me to-day an organ-  grinder came along and began playing  one  of  tihose  rag-time  tunes.  , THE RUBBER PLANT. v MONSTER WATCH.  .     ,  Thus is one of the favorite ornamen- j' ������������������-  tal   plants "grown", indoors,  its   large,:" ''l" *lti S������*v������*ii������y.Flvc Feet in lH.-inioicr  glossy leaves making a handsome appearance. They grow thickly along  the tall slender stem, amd as thej'  drpp as they grow older, overlap each  other all down the stalk. The plant!  enjoys a warm and moist atmosphere  Utfider which conditions it makes a soft j  and rapid growth,   which keeps    the  mill forty loci High.  The greatest watch in the world is  being built. It will have spacious  galleries in it, in' which people can  walk around, and yet it will ba a  perfect  watch in < every respect.  It will ��������� bo a great feature of the  St. Louis Fair of ,1903.     It will lie on  leaves a bright; glossy green. When j its bac,k' wiu have a Polished' metal'  it stops to take a rest the wood hard-j case Just liko the ordinary watch,  ens and; Ihis'makes the'lower leaves ! and wU1 bo so large ami roomy inside  turn yellow or spotted. When grow-'i that People will be able lo walk  ing the unfolding leaf, which points ! around ' ,in it' among the moving  heavenward like a church spire,'is a ' wl*ee^- ' It will be nearly seventy-  beautiful soft pink, tinted wiljh pale   five feet in-diameter and'more than;  green and white.       ���������  Generally the owner of a rubber  plant permits jt lo grow as tall as  it pleases. If, however, the leaves on  the lower part of the stalk fall off  it is best to out out'the terminal bud  forty feet high, with neat little stairways running all about' in it, and all  the wheels probably protected so  that no one can be hurt nor have his  clothes soiled.  The balance wheel will weigh a ton,  thus forcing the side buds in the axils I and  what  te  called   the "hairspring",  ot the leaves to form branches.   But | ln il wa(xh wU1 ��������������� as thick as a ma������'s  if possible keep tho plant growing soj  that iitf does not lose its foliage. |  When at rest, water sparingly; when  growing it will use more water and  keep cool. When growing it will also  endure sunligiht. The1 finest indoor  plant we have seen had a position, in  the'sourf-nwest half of ,a'bay wiindow.  The botanical name of this.plant is  ficus elastica.  REMEDIES FOR BRUISES. ���������  Bread soaked in vinegar and applied  is excellent for a bruise, and cold  turpentine affords relief. , Children  frequently tumble about when beginning to walk and knock their heads  against something hard. A big lump  often appears. A piece of raw. beef  laid on at once will aoon' cause this  to lessen in size,and vaseline or butter should be applied- afterward to  prevent discoloration.  SMALLER CALLING CARDS.  The big pocketbook has been replaced by the purse of gold mesh, netted  silk and beads, suede and jewels, and  the very long and unhandy broad  cardcase has given way to the easily  carried case of convenient size and  weight. The change has necessitated a change in the size of visiting  cards, and these are smaller than they  have been for many years. A few  years ago misses not yet 'out' used  cards the size of those now correct  for their mothers. Some of the new  cards are almost square, others just  a trifle longer than they are broad.  With an address in one corner and an  at home, day in anoth'er there is/ not  niuch fair white space left upon which  the indolent woman oan scrawl a  message instead of writing a note,  but these small cards aro very handy  for the little reticules and small card-  sases. -.',,-.  GOOD TIME FOR A LECTURE.  A well-known doctor of divinity and  a certain Nonconformist minister are  great friends, but they dearly love a  joke at each other's expense. The  former once delivered a series of lectures, and one of them���������on Palestine  ���������was not interesting enough to hold  the audience, which, gradually withdrew before its conclusion.  Not long afterward the doctor's  house was entered by a burglar. He  gave a graphic account of the affair  to his friend, the Nonconformist minister, and" ended by saying:  I had him flat on his back, I held  him so that he could not move an inch.  Good ! exclaimed the other; but, my .      y'  dear sir,  what a   splendid  opportunity that was to have delivered to him  your lecture on Palestine 1   *?���������������   wrist. It will lake about two minutes for the balance wheel to swing  around and back again. It will be  pivoted     on     two     enormous     agate  blocBas���������substitutes for diamonds���������  'and will be made of brass. One of  ���������the greatest difficulties will be in  getting a balance spring of the size  and strength that can stand the  strain and  keep  its elasticity.  . The mainspring; of course, will ' be  an enormous affair, something over  300 feel in length and made of ten  spring steel bands two,inches thick,  bound together, as it would be impossible to roll so large a piece, either in thickness or length. The projector of the enterprise claims, of  course, that the scheme has an educational side.  "Those who visit the watch will be  given instructions," he says, "with  practical illustrations on the care of  a watch. Guides will point out and,  name every part, with its use and  its  proportionate  movement. The  watch  will   be   wound   by  steam  regularly at a certain hour during lhe  | BABY'S SORE MOUTH.  j    A nurse recommends for  a    baby's  J sore mouth 20 grains  borax, one-half  I drachm tincture of myrrh, one drachm  UNANSWERABLE. | glycerine and water enough  to  make  Thait story would be good if if. were   one ounce.     Apply a   number of times  not for one thing. j a    day to tbe    inside    of the  mouth  What is that ? with a littlo absorbent cotton  tied to  i  It isn't. a stick in the form  of a    swab.  0  Are the People Who Testify Below to the Benefits Derived From the Use of the Famous Remec  dies of Dr. A. VV. Chase.  : ENAMELED JEWELRY. :  Enamelled jewelry has come back to  us again more beautiful t'han over,  and the special ch'ic tiling is shown  in t'he belt buckles, either turquoise  blue, emerald, green or red, oval in  s'hlape and .quite plain if you like.  Some of them are ornamented in  filigree designs or with flowers and  birds.  Both the Recipe Book and the great have found tho right medicine. At  Family Remedies of Dr. Chase attest once I obtained relief. Dr. Chase's  bis earnestness and sincere desire to1 Kidney-Liver Pills have worked won-  bencfit his fellow-behigs. His just re- ' der.-, for me, and I shall always recom.  ward is found in the grateful upprecia. mend them."  tion of his grand work'by persons who I  have been benefited. Here are three I  earnest letters:���������  HEALTH FOR OLD ACE.  BAD CASE OF PILES.  Mrs. Margaret Iron, Tower Hill, N.  B., writes:���������"Dr: Chase's Nerve Food  Mr. W. E..-Sheppard,r travelling ex- 'has done mo a world of good. I was  cur'ston'agent,' Sutton West, - York | so weak that I could not walk twice  County, Ont., writes:���������"I must send a j the length ot the house. My hands  word of commendation for Dr. Chase's j trembled so that [could not carry a  Ointment., I was badly used up with, pint of water. I was too nervous to  piles, and in misery most of tho time, j sleep, and uinablo to do work of any  whon 1 heard of Dr. Chase's Ointment; j kind.  The first application.had such good results that 1 continued using it until  thoroughly cured." .7  'Since using Dr. Chase's Nerve Food  I have been completely restored. I can  walk a mile without any inconvenience.  eif-l'   UCJH1APUC I Though 7li years old and quite fleshy, I  ailiH   HEHUHune. |do mv own housc WOrk, and consider-  Mrs. Don, -350 James street north, jablo sewing, knitting and reading be-  Hamilton, Ont., says:���������"I have been a ! *ides. Ur. Chase's Nerve Food has  martyr to sick headache. Though . I [proved of inestimable value to me."  tried numerous remedies, none seemed | Imitators of Dr. Cnasc's Remedies-  to bring relief. At times I found my- do not dare to reproduce his portrait *  self on the verge of despair; nothing j and signature, -which ure found on  met my case. I recently procured a every box of his genuine remedies. At  box of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  and am thankful to say that at last    I ' Toronto.       <  m^sssmsfsms^f^ssoasBst^fB^ THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, August 4, 1900.  V  a-  >:!  r '  I!  i!  !. 1  THE LOCAL GRAFT.  1  E. It. Atherton lias his new store under way.  Jas. Williamson will build on next  lot east of the Harris hlock. .  Out ol" 276 teachers who went up for  exams on the 4th ult., 54 failed.  Donaldson's new drug store, will be  ready for occupancy in a few days.  The people of Ymir were badly scared  and the town was badly scorched by a  bush fire.  The new Reco hotel is now really run-  *ning, and  will be formally opened by a  dance, in a very short time.  Kid McCoy and Jim Corbett are to  fight a 25-round bout on the 30th inst.  at Madison Square Garden.  The government has accepted Mr.  Balmain's plan for the new school building.    Work will be commenced  at once.  Phil. Hlckey is now having the grade  made for the pipe for water from Carpenter creek. It is just above the C. P.  Ii. track.  Mr. Cliffe has sold $050 worth of his  pamphlet on the resources of the Slocan  to the Dominion government for circulation abroad.  IIunler-Kendrick Co., are preparing  for the erection of their new block on  the new street. See their business announcement in other columns.  1 A bear badly frightened several New  Denver ladies while picking berries the  other day. Their screams, ho\vever,  frightened Bruin as much as he frightened them.  The C.P.R. are leveling up the ground  and skirmishing around preparatory to  erecting their new depot and freight  shed, both of which are to be on the  former station ground.  ������������������ The Wei land canal is fairly infested  with suspicious looking characteig, who,  it is thought, are devising means to get  revengp for their comrades' incarceration  in tbe Kingston penitentiary.  Next Sunday,- Aug. 5th, the Piesb}'-  terian church "services will be conducted  in Crawford's hall by Rev. A. D. Menzies, of Kaslo, and on the following Sunday by Rev. M. D. McKee, of Slocan.  The general opinion is that tho city  council ought to extend that Reco ave.  sidewalk across Galena street and past  J. R. Cameron's tailorshop. The property down there pays taxes as well as  that in other parts of the city.   ���������  Mr. Twigg had a narrow escape from  drowning at the mouth of Carpenter  creek on Saturday. The canoe he and  Mr. Brown were in upset and he was  going down for the last time^. when Mr.  Brown caught him and took him to  shore.  Alexander Eanor was up before the  Beak Thursday charged with smashing  in the door of one of the houses in the  western annex and cutting up'"didos"  geneially. He was taxed all told $50 for  the offence, and in the absence of the  wherewithal he was sent to Nelson till  the next municipal election.  The Ruth people believe that when  they cannot make the mountain go to  Mahomet, the next beat thing is to  ma'ke Mahomet go to the mountain, and  they are accordingly bringing down their  saw' mill to the base of their wood supply on the mountain. They cannot well  haul the logs up to the mill where it is,  but they can bring the mill down to the  timber.  Our neighbor is very wise. He says  the differences for some time standing  between Mr. Harris and the city council  are all adjusted and settled. If this is  the case lie is the only man in the place  that knows it. .It is no secret that the  matter has been talked over by Mr.  Harris and some members of the council,;  but until it is brought up in council and  resolutions passed upon the matter'it  is in no way settled.  The Last Chance people are very much  pleased "with the promptitude" with  which the insurance company adjusted  their claim after the.late lire. Mr. Cep-  erly and the local agent, Mr. Sandilands,  spent but a few moments looking over  the wreck, and seeing there was no salvage it took but a few moments more  with the president of the Last Chance  company, Dr. Hendryx, to arrive at a  conclusion which is satisfactory all  around.  It. Byers k Co.  Jobbers and Retailers in  Hardware  and  Mining Supplies  *T* Rails and Track Iron,   ' "     <���������  Crow's Nest Coal,  Bar and Sheet Iron,  Jessop & 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.  Alta Lodge, No. 20.  A. F. AND A. jr.  Regular Communication of the lodge.  Meets lirst Thursday in each month at 8 p. in.  VIsitlug brethren cordially invited.  THOS. BROWN, See'y.  Those Exams.  It is evident to the practical educationist that our boards of examination'  require an overhauling.' The tendency  is to examine school teachers on technicalities only, which in every day life  form no part of an education. Experience shows that it is the power to  develop the mind of the pupil, teaching  him to think for himself, that establishes the value of the teacher and not  the storing of a memory with the answers to technical questions from the new-  book of some technical crank. As we  write this article we have before us a  letter from a school inspector and another from a teacher that was plucked  in the late examination, and we submit  that the letter of the plucked teacher is  better in composition and has fewer  mistakes in grammar and omissions in  punctuation than that ot the inspector,  who is a manipulator of examination  papers.  It is mainly in the school room that  the value of a teacher's services can be  measured, and not at the examinations  answering technical questiot.s. This  mistake, involving'so much injustice to  the teaching craft, arises'from appoint-,  ing "Dr." So and So to draft a paper on  grammar, and the "Rev." So and So  another on botany. These Doctors and  Reverend gentlemen will hunt up the  technical text books of cranks, that perhaps the teachers have never seen, and  would not be benefited by them if they  had, take their questions from them and  pluck the teachers if they do not give  the crank authors' answers. We repeat  that it is not a memory like that of  Macaulay, filled with answers to isolated  questions, that, make* either the scholar  or the teacher, and the sooner our  boards of education learn this the better  for the country. What the country-  wants' is a class of teachers who can  write essays on dimple subjects, and  business correspondence in plain English ; that are up in all subjects necessary  to teach children to handle affairs of  every day life, and to do all the thinking  necessarily connected therewith. It is  for these matters that nine-tenths of the  children- of Canada, are sent to school,  and not to know the root of the word  "souurtat," the height in inches of the  tallest mountain in the. world, or the  population of the smallest village in  Canada.  Rev. A. M. Sanford will preach to the  I.O.O.F. in Slocan tomorrow. His pulpit here will be occupied by Rev. J.  Roberts, of New Denver, ac the tent  west of Reco hotel.  BALADA fTEA.'  A' fine, pure, dainty, tasting. Ceylon production, put up in a  neat one-half and one pound packages. Having secured the agency  of this favorite brand of tea, we are prepared to recommend it to all,  feeling assured that one trial, will establish its superiority over all  other package teas for its delightful flavor and reasonable price.  OOFPFPSSS.    -'  My blend of Mocha aud Java is acknowledged to be the best.  All other lines of pure, clean and fresh Groceries.  I~I. ���������Grie&er^ioln  SANDON.  KASLO.  AINSWORTH.  ARMSTRONG & CO.  W.J.  TAIL0R5  REOPENED  in the their new premises  next to the planing mill.  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO:  LIMITED.  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  BUYERS OF  ATTENTION  We have a large stock of oats aud feed iu all other lines,  fresh  and cheap.    A car of fresh vegetables to arrive earl}-.'"  Leave orders  uowv-  Fancy and staple groceries as usual. '  Preserving jars and crockery iu variety.  Cody Avenue. JALLAND BROS'  HIDES AND DEER SKINS.  SHIP   TO  MCMILLAN  FUR & WOOL CO,  EXPORTERS   AND. IMPORTERS.  > 200-212 Pirst Ave; Irtli, Minneapolis,; Minn,  Write   for   Our   Circular   aud   See   the   Prices; we   Pay..  h  V  0"  ���������w  ii  m  fiiFJ  il  m  vim  ii  '? ���������  V  ii  Ml  !  ' hi  Hi  \  I    ��������� ���������  .- ���������  .������������������-..-. .   .  1


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