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 ���������l^U^  ^-  h    o   l  VOL. 5.���������NO. 7.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1001.  $2.00 PER YEAR.  $$������$������������������������$������$$$$������$������������������������$$������������$ .>  THE  I^ocal budget!  th  Mr. A. David left for a trip to the oast  yesterday.  jS. A. Brown was surveying some lots  in town on.Thursday.  Many of Rossland'6 miners are finding-  "work around Sandon.  H. Smedley left yesterday for a few  days visit to Enderby.  H. H.Pitts and; Win. Walmsley,' of  Nelson, are in tlie city. .  Harry Matheson, of .Silverton, paid  Sandon a short visit this week.  W. H.'-Bullock Webster was over from  Nelson on a short visit a few days ago.  F. J-. Finucane, of Green wood, and H.  Giejgerich, of Kalso, were in the city on  Tuesday.-  Every one in Sandon thinks business  is picking up a little, but no one is certain of it.  Mrs. Huntington, of Spokane, is on a.  visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. \V.  W. Warner.  II. A. Hiegbie. of the Hartney mine,  came up from New Denver on Monday  on business.-  G. D. Scott, of Victoria, is in the city  in the interest of aninsuraiice company  . he represents.-. '7 .  The O.P.R. trackmen's strike appears  to be oh its last legs, as most of the old  employees are returning to work;  In a.week or less every,man,,woman  7 and .child, in to urn rwilL.. spend, inorejor  less time scouring, the hills for black-  berries.   7      / '���������'��������� ';-77'\' , ������������������ 7-: ���������' '"'.,  A counciL meeting was called for  Wednesday-evening,' and .Mayor Lovatt  was the only member of. the council who  attended.  Mr. Crawford, of B. C. Riblet's establishment, Nelson, is now tightening up  the cable of the Ivanhoe tram, preparatory to starting up the milli  Chas.;Callahan, who owns the Cody  and Joker'claims'-which are now iii  litigation, was in the city on Monday  and left for Boston the next day where  he now resides. '.  The K. & S. Railway Co. are putting  in a telegraph line of their own between,  here and Kaslo, already it has reached  Whitewater. The work gang were in  Sandon this week 'making preparations  to have the wire strung to the depot;  John Houston has never yet declared  editorially the C.-'P. R. trackmen should  even get .$1.75 a day, and yet he is tlie  champion of the laboring interests of  the country. When it comes to questioning anything done by the C. P. R.  John looks at his two' Mergenthaler  type setting machines, and then freezes  up.  George Ransom, of the Pavne, went  fishing tho other day armed "with shield  and buckler, and promising the editor  a nice basketful not of the small fishes  referred to in the parable in the bible,  but real large trout. On reaching tlie  fishing ground he saw the identical game  he was after, but the misfortune was  they saw him also, and quicker than  you could say "Jack Robinson" they all  jumped out of the water, took tothe  bush, and have not been seen or heard  of since. Of course, we mourn the loss  of that basketful.  Here is a chance for the city to make  a portion of its costs in the Gomm suit  ont of that gentleman himself. Clause  79 of the statue savs:   "Every person  . . . who shall have been elected  . . . . . alderman shall serve the  term for which he has been/elected, unless in case of sickness or cause satisfactory to the council, and upon default  shall pay a sum of $50 towards the  municipal revenue, such sum with costs'  to be recovered by the clerk of the mviri-  icipalityor anv elector summarily before any justice of the peace."   .  Wm. Hunter, of Silverton, Avas in  town on Tuesday.  Everything points to the,fact that the  fight at Rossland will be one to a finish.  J, M. Harris has received his charter  of water rights for his electric power  plant at Three Forks. ���������  Mr.Yawkey, jr.,of Detroit, Mich., is an  arrival in the city. While here he will  visit the Ivanhoe mine.  The Hunter-Kendrick Co. have received a big consignment of fruit jars in  all sizes, at the right prices.  Squire Lovatt has not yet broken Aid.  Duffy's neck. His bump of self-preservation serves him a good purpose.  The K. &S. train service lias been  changed, the train comes in at 10:55 a.  in. and leaves for Kaslo 1:45 p. m.  Mrs. Jones, who used to be here .in  the.dress making business a couple of  years ago, joined her husband here  again last Monday.  . *.  ���������Dr. Hendryx is managing the Last  Chance in the absence of Mr. Heap,who  is very sick at oanff. There are now  about 50 men at work in the mine.  As the council took no steps to fill the  vacancy created by the resignation of  Dr. Goinm, it is a clear case every act  and thing done by the council since is  illegal.  Fred Kelly has bonded the Jack Martin group of claims i'n.' the Alamo district, of Oregon. Pie expects before the  summer, is out, that considerable work  will be done in opening them up.  At the request of a large number of  taxpayers Mayor Lovatt is: calling a  public meeting of ratepayers to be held  in-the city halFoil Monday evening at  ������"o'clock, to consider the disqualification  of.certaiiialdermen. their illegal acts,  and; generall3r to discuss : the affairs of  ���������the city.' ; 777'"       -���������'���������> _';:  Frank Lowes has .received a letter from  the Inspector of the"N. W. M. P. in'the  Yukon giving -the- particulars of the  finding ofthe body of liis brother John  some days ago, by the Mounted Police,  some 25 miles downthe river from where  he was drowned! Tli-e letter goes on to  say the-bpdyvwas properly buried at one  of'the.'forts close.by. .-..-.������������������. ,'���������  Mr.' J. .A.. Foley, clerk of Slocan,writes  us to saydifi would not have taken the  clerkship of that city at $45'if he did not  hold other, positions, as he believes in  fair wages to-employees. Exactly, and  that is our contention from the start. If  the council ��������� of Sandon- had given and  Mr. Lyons had taken the oflice of police  magistrate at $15. a , mon th, with what  he supposes he has at $(50 to make $75,  or if as in Phoenix he had taken the  chiefs'!)ip of police at $40 to make $100 a  month, no one would have, found fault.  The idea is in the interests of economy  to bring the total expenditure 'within a  certain figure;. What the .Review objects to is -making the officials cost the  place excessively merely to provide jobs  for pets of some of the aldermen.  Tweedledum and. Tweedledee.  The child's play still goes on at the  city circus. Because the mayor would  not call a special meeting last week to  suit them, three aldermen called one  signing Aid. Folliott, Aid. Jalland and  Aid. Duffy and otherwise overstepping  the law. The notices mentioned the installation of Mr. Lyons, clerk, and a  censure of the mayor and other officials  for taking city money and paying notes  and accounts -passed by the council, and  ��������� not holding it for Gonim's garnishee.  . The meeting was called," Mr. Lyons  set to work officially as clerk without  taking the necessary declaration of office  and being otherwise properly installed.  The bill of fare was gone through with  and the show closed.  ��������� On Friday last notices were again sent  out by the "New Clerk" calling attendance for ah adjourned sitting of that  illegally called meeting that had completed all the business for which it was  called. At this adjourned meeting the  mayor attended, and before opening he  showed why he could not recognise past  proceedings, and could not open, the  meeting for business, among other  things pointing out two or three men  sitting there in violation of the law.  This brought down a wasp's nest from  either side of the,railing. On the outside there is usually a crowd, many of  whom know as much municipal law as a  cat does about decimal fractions; but  they are there to clap and applaud when  "their side gets ahead." (Our readers  may here be told it is not a question of  considering the -interests of- the people  tliatthey appear at -these meetings or  doing business illegally, it is merely one  of one faction downing the other, and  let the tax payers pay the piper.)  ���������'. At this adjourned meeting, however,  the following resolutions were put and  carried: "A Id." Jalland in ��������� tbe chair,���������  and "Aid." Duffy, the man with the  skeleton keys, glorying in "the union  bucking the council." When the farce  will end must be apparent to those who  look at things calmnly, but "there ' is no  use in anticipating results.  i  Mining News {  9 ���������  ��������� ���������  The Sunset Litigation.  Rambler-cariboo Meeting'.  The Rambler-Cariboo has resumed  dividends, and has declared its fifth  dividend of one cent a share to be paid  August .30. This dividend, which  amounts $12,500, brings the total dividends of the pro'perty up to $127,500.  The last previous dividend was declared iri.April, .1000.  The annual meeting of the shareholders was held at Rossland on Tuesday,  and.all the old board of directors and  officers were re-elected.  The. company are now erecting a new  hoist and are also putting in additional  compressor power,' an electric light  plant and a 75 tons concentrator, all of  which will be run by water power.  A minimum ��������� water power of 100 horse  power, which is now being installed nod  will-be .completed by November 15.  After the completion of these improvements the company will he able to  double the output of ore.  It is reported that further litigation is  [ikely to be'occasiotied by a dispute in  connection  with  the ownership of the  Sunset mine in the Whitewater basin in  Slocan, says the Victoria Colonist.   For  the development of this property a local  company l was  orginisod some    years  ago, but later it was found that the company did not own the Sunset property,  andthe local shareholders entered suit  against the promoters of tlie local company for the recovery of  their   money.  An arrangement was ultimately arrived  at, whereby Mr. J. M. Dunn, of Minneapolis, tlie'owner of one half of the property, undertook to give the local shareholders some protection, and ultimately  a bond on the property was given to Mr.  J. C. Drewry, of Rossland.   One  ofthe  terms of this  bond called for the payment of 50 per cent, of the.net proceeds  of tlie ore shipments from which sum it  was   proposed   to  indemnify'the   local  shareholders in the original Sunsetcom-  pany.   The bond on the property, however, was recently   thrown   up,   and  a  dispute   has   now arisen  between  Mr.  Drewry and the Dunn interest as to the  per rentage of   the   net  ore shipments  payable   under  the  bond.   The other  half of the property was held by Mr. J.  Fred. Ritchie and others, and under Mr.  Drewery's arrangement with this interest   the per centage of payment of net  proceeds was set out as 25 per cent. The  threatened litigation is over this clause  in the bond on the Dunn interest.  It-Is proposed by the Byron N. White  Co. to start a new tunnel at the Slocan  Star mine, which will be when completed the longest and give, thegreatest  depth of any in the camp.  The Hewett tram is now completed  and works satisfactory.  The Rambler shipments will run close  to 500 tons for last month.  Ore is being sacked at the Sunset and  Trade Dollar for shipment.  The total shipments of the Queen  Bess mine for the month of July were  251 tons.  Sandon ore shipments for the week  were: Slocan Star, 46; American Boy,  40.   Total 86.  Mr. Hickey has put a fewmenat work  in the Ivanhoe mill. It may be run  steadily for a considerable time.  Aid. Cameron is interested in the  Young Bear, a claim near Slocan, that  shows a foot of clean ore with sluicing.  About 50 tons of clean ore are now  ready for shipment from the La Palona,  a claim that has just been opened up.  It adjoins the American Boy and the  Antoine.  For last week the Whitewater shipped  600 tons of ore to the Trail smelter,  averaging about two cars daily of.the  accumulation of ore at Whitewater  station. It is reported the niine will  open up shortly, but this is only a  rumor. ;'---;  W. W. Warner on Saturday last  brought down a cai of ore from No. 1  tunnel of -tlie- Wonderful that will  average; $100 .to tlie ton. Development '  work and stoping is. kept aliead of the  shipping. 'Mr.TWarner expects to haye-  corisiderable ore blocked out before fall.  Considerable work has been done on  Carbonates No, 2, which was leased by:  J. Donaldson some time ago to a Mr.  Jones and associates who have had'  trial shipments that have netted good  returns from a rich strike made a month  ago which was mentioned in this paper.  The Rambler-Cariboo made an advance of 10 cents in one day, which sold  on Monday'at 40c. and rose to 50c. on  Tuesday. A number of the Rossland  and Spokane brokers have been selling  .the stock short, and as a consequence  were obliged to buy at the advanced  price. It is likely that the Toronto and  Montreal brokers are in the same fix;  A.H.Bromley, representing a London, Eng., syndicate, examined the  Mountain Con. Some time ago. Mr.  Bromley bonded the property for  $20,000, and three out of four- payments  have been mot. The mine has been  working for the past six weeks and a  small staff are being employed. The  property is looking better than ever  before.  , Assessment work of the Salem and  San Antonio groups on Spring.creek has  just been completed, and operations are  to be resumed shortly on the Alice and  Zurri 'groups, owned by the Silver  Crown Mining Co., of Spokane. One  tunnel is in 430 feet and when completed with about 70 feet further, will gave  a depth of 300 feet. A quantity of good  ore is in sight.  Sandon Ore Shipments.  SHIPMENTS IvAST  5IO.VTK.  The following are the ore shipments  from Sandon. all over the K. & S. R. R.,  for the month of July :  Mine. Tons.  Slocan Star 510  American Boy.. ..143  Noble Five ���������.'  25  Payne  25  Last Chance  SO  Trade Dollar....  20  Total, 752  B.jr"ll  pfej  ,   j.    <   K..lv������ i^,V  \    \.    V  WAV  '^^^^^^^MBMW^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^mm^^^^^^^^i  Wuiallll'lHIUUMHMHW A SWORD FOR  "EOES."  Magnificent Weapon  for tho  Commander-in-Chief.  ?.rJic sword of honor to be presented to Lord Roberts by the Borough  of Portsmouth, England, is a splendid and striking weapon, jewelled,  .enamelled, and ma.de of IS carat  gold. The grip is of gold and  ivory, the latter finely carved with  the figures of Justice and Fame.  There arc many such emblems  about the sword, and in general it  may be said that the decorator has  aimed- at getting in every symbolic  reference that could possibly '"apply  to Lord Roberts and most prominently those connected with the campaign in South Africa. The guard  is of solid IS carat gold, with lions  couchant at either point, and ornamented with the monogram of Lord  Roberts in diamonds, rubies and  sapphires, and the reverse with His  Lordship's arms va gold and enamel.  The guard and also tlie gold scabbard is enriched with a series of decorative jewels: diamonds, rubies  sapphires and emeralds.  The scabbard which is of beaten  IS carat gold, is beautifully emboss-  Star    of the Order of St.  ed in bold relief, engraved nnd enamelled ' wi-lh the following symbolic  ornaments.  1. The Star of the Order of the  Garter.  2. 'The  Patrick.  .'{.  The Victoria Cross.  View of Pretoria in enamel, grenades representing Lord Roberts'  regiment, the Royal Artillery.  Figure of Right overcoming Wrong  and Injustice, and floral emblems,  rose, shamrock and thistle.  View of surrender of General Cronjo  in enamel.  And on the reverse side of scabbard :'  The Anns of Portsmouth.  .  The Star of the Order of the Bath.  View of Portsmouth Town Hall,  Star of the Order of the Indian  Empire, and Order of Black Eagle.  View of Lord Roberts discovered  teaching a little child to read at  Kroonstad, emblematic of humanity,  iG embossed gold.  View of Portsmouth Harbor, in  ss?.v/ncl.  and    entwined with    fl'oral emblems,  scrolls, etc.  The blade is of the finest English  steel, hand forated and elaborately  etched with scroll 'wo.rk, and inscribed with all the er>g',a/jements in which  Lord Roberts has: taken part, his  crest, monogram, tstc, etc. The inscription, which is .richly etched on  the steel, is as follows :  Presented by tl.se Inhabitants of  Portsmouth t,o The ."Rifirht Honorable  Frederick Sleigh, Ej-u-l Roberts of  Vandahar Pretoria .and Waterford,  Xiscount St. Pierre.; X.G., K.P., P.  C, G.C.B., G.C.S.I... G.C.I.E. V.C,,  Knight of the Black i^aglc and Field  Marshal and Commander-in-Chief of  His Majesty's forces-,, in recognition  of his brilliant services in South  Africa,   1901.  A. LEON,'EMANUEL,  Mayor..  - ������������������������>���������   SURELY A G-ENTLEMAN.  In far-off years S.ir Wa.ltcr Scott  visited the first Lo.rd Plunkctt, who  was then Lord Cha.ncellor of Ireland, and was taken, to sec the, ruins  of the Seven Churches of Glenda-  lough, one of tihe sights of Ireland.  ,0ne of the most romantic .spots is  St. Kevin's Bed, a cave which requires a scramble over rocks to enter. Sir Walter, in spite of his  lameness, penetrated the "shrine,"  an old peasant woman lending him  a willing hand.  On the return the Lord Chancellor  asked her if she knew how great a  man she had assisted, adding, " He  is Sir Walter Scott, the illustrious  poet."  "Begorra, your honor," the old  woman replied, "he's ho poet! He's  a gintlemau born an' bred ��������� for  hasn't he left in me hand a piece of  silver ?"  Truly, there's more than one way  of knowing a man by his works.  YES,  A VERY  CLOSE SHAVE.  Teddy's Aunt Jane, from whom he  had groat expectations, caine to visit him the other day. Now, Aunt  Jane holds very decisive views on  the temperance question, and when  Teddy took the old lady for a walk,  occompanicd, by his dog, and the  dog walked 'up to- the door of the  Dun Cow hotel, and looked round as  if expecting his master to follow.  Aunt Jane looked inexpressibly  shocked.  "Edward,"    she     exclaimed  icily,  "what docs the dog mean?"  Teddy is not easily knocked off  his perch, however.  . "Yes, aunty, isn't he a remarkably  intelligent creature? He thinks it's  a dairy, because of the cow on the  sign, and, you know," he's wonderfully fond of milk." K  Explanation  accepted,   but  it was  a close shave.  ii.HonawiniracLE.SAi.  ��������� i-  HOW      THE      BUSY       YANKEE  SPENDS   THE  DAY.  Neighboroug-hly   Interest    in   His  Doings���������Matters   of   Moment. -  . and      Mirth.  Business in San Francisco has been  seriously affected by six big strikes  having occurred since May 1st. Over  6,000 men are idle.  The strikes, that have occurred in  the United States last year cost the  country, it is said, between $4.00,-  000,000 and $500,000,000.  The friends and army comrades of  General Daniel E. .Sickles habc presented a fine portrait of him to the  Union League of Philadelphia.  A large memorial window to.Dr.  Storrs is to be placed in the Pilgrim Congregational Church, Brooklyn, this summer at a cost of about  84,000.  Dr. Lorin L. Dame, a graduate of  Tufts College in the class of '60,  has just completed his twenty-fifth  year as principal of the High school  of Medford, Mass.   .  General Francis M. Drake, founder  of Drake University, Des Moines, la.,  has renewed his offer to give S75,-  000 for every $25,000 the,university  can raise for the endowment fund.  Four temporary footbridges, running from Manhattan anchorage  over the towers to the Brooklyn  anchorage, of the new East River,  bridge have been nearly completed.  For the fiscal year 1900 New York  handled 1-7.3 per cent, of the entire  foreign commerce of the country. In  1890 it handled 52.5 per cent, of it.  The decrease is chiefly in exports.  John R. Wightman, ������������������ professor of  romance   languages and literature   in  A  's  Suffering.  HER MOTHER FEARED  SHE  WOULD NOT REGAIN HER  HEALTH.  She Was First Attacked With  Rheumatism and Then With St.  Vitus' Dance���������She was Unable  to Help Herself and Had to bo  Cared for Almost Like an Infant. ^  (From  the  Anions:  Orangeville  Sun.)  The difference in cost between; land  and .water carriage may be judged  from the fact that it cost $3 to send  a ton of goods from Liverpool to  Manchester', when, a ton could be  sent from Liverpool to Bombay for  S2.50. ,  Mother (to baby): It's muzzcr's little ootsy-tootsy! M'uzzer loves her  little darling baby! Fanny (who has  just been spanked): Don't you believe her, baby! When you���������(sob-  grow up she'll spank you, t-t-too!  The best blacking for making leather last is made of -loz. of spermaceti oil, 12oz. of molasses, 12oz of  ivory black, and a quart of best vinegar.  The Belgian coal mines are the  deepest in the world, their depth being 3,500ft. The Austrian silver  mines coino next with 8,300ft. The  deepest British coal mines are about  2,700ft.  Doctor:  the lark,  perch all  You ought fo rise with  Patient: Well, if I had to  night on a twig I suppose  I'c'I be glad to.  Australia, with a death-rate of  only 13.2 per tl/ousand, is the healthiest of large countries. Sweden  comes next and England third.  Belgium has added .3,000- acres   a  year   to   her  area  during  the      last  AH the above emblems surrounded * century dimply by. careful drainage.,  Oberlin College, has been granted a  leave of absence for next year. He  wil^ spend the year in France, Italy  and Spain. v:  The Pullman Company is arranging  to establish a pension system for its  entire force of employes, numbering  between 12,000 and 15,000 persons.  Sixty years will be made the limit of  service.  A portrait of the late President  James Buchanan, painted by Wm. M.  Chase, has been presented to the  MercersbUrg Academy, in Mercers-  burg, Pa., which was Mr, Buchanan's  native town.  : The' principal fraternal organizations of the United .States and Canada have a membership of 5,723,016  The Oddfellows have 1,025,073 members, and there arc about 896,S30  Freemasons.  There are 7,400 members , of the  New York police force. The number  of arrests made by the New York  police hist year was 138,875, or an  average of between eighteen N and  twenty for each policeman.  Three generations of one colored  family have been graduated from  Oberlin College���������John M. Langston,  in 1849 ; his son, Arthur D. . Langs-  ton, a teacher in St. Louis, in 1877,  and his grandson this year.   '''.'-..' ���������"  An Ohio grower has succeeded' in  growing hickory nuts with shells so  thin that they can be broken by the  hand.  Mrs.Caroline Stannard Tilton, of  New Orleans, has given $50,000 for  a Tilton Memorial Library at Tul-  ane University, in that city, and  Miss Bettio Beirne Miles has added  $1,000 for the purchase of books.  Theodore Jegcrs, the French painter and professor in the School of  Decorative Arts, Paris, is announced  as the lecturer who will conduct the  courses on art to be given during  the summer by the Alliance Frah-  caise in co-operation with the University of Chicago.,  .    f ���������  EASING HIS  CONSCIENCE.  Ted: "How did he come out of .his  dilemma in regard , to those two  girls ?" '  Ned: "He decided to love the poor  one and marry the rich one.'/  the    much respected residents    of    Orangeville is  Mrs.  Marshall,     who    lives in a pretty little  cottage on First street.       For some  years her twelve-year-old    daughter,  Mamie, has been a sufferer from rheumatism combined with that other terrible affliction���������St. Vitus' dance.    In  conversation recently with a reporter  of the Sun Mrs. Marshall told the following  story  of  her  daughter's  suffering and subsequent restoration to  health:���������"At. the age of eight," says  Mrs. Marshall, "Mamie was attacked  with rheumatism from which she suffered ��������� very much,  and although she  was  treated by  a clever  doctor  her  health did not improve.    To make her  condition    worse    she was  attacked  with St.  Vitus'  dance,   and I re;-Jly  gave up hope of ever seeing- her enjoy  good  health  again.      Her  arms  and    limbs    would  twitch  and  jerk  spasmodically    and    sho could  scarcely hold a dish in her hand,   and had  to be looked after almost like an infant.'    While Mamie was in this condition  a neighbor who had used Dr.  Williams'   Pink  Pills  with  beneficial  results in her own family advised mb  to try them in Mamie's case.  I had  myself often heard these pills highly  spoken of, but itdiad not occurred to  me before that they might cure my  little girl, but now I decided to give  them to her.       Before she had completed the second box. I could/see a  marked.change for the better, and by  the time she had taken five boxes all  trace of both the rheumatism and  St.  Vitus'   dance had vanished/and she  is now as bright, active and healthy  as any, child of her. age.    Some time  has elapsed since she discontinued the  use of the pills, but not the slightest  trace of the trouble has since made  itself    manifest.     'I think therefore,  that" I am safe in saying that I believe    Dr.     Williams'  Pink Pills not  only,   restored    my child to health,,  but have worked a permanent cure."  Rheumatism,  St.  Vitus'  dance and  all kindred diseases of the   blood   and  nerves,     speedily    yield  to  Dr.. Williams' Pink Pills and the cures thus  effected  are permanent,  because this  medicine    makes    rich,    red    blood,  strengthens    the    nerves,  . and thus  reaches     the    root    of the trouble;'..  These pills are sold by. all dealers in  medicine or will be sent post paid at  50    cents    a    box    or six boxes for  $2.50 by addressing the Dr. Williams*  Medicine  Co.,  Brockville,  Ont.,  ' Glasgow spends ������90,000 a year on  new buildings. T'he value of house  property in London increases by 14  millions a year, of which 30 per  cent., represents new buildings.  Uneasy rests the head that wears  a crown, we quoted sagely. Ycsi indeed, said the fair maid. I suppose  Royal etiquette is above looking in  the mirror'to see if it is on straight.  Is. he a man of ability? Is he?  Why, he not only knows that he  doesn't know muchf, but he has the  ability to keep others from knowing  it.  Liverpool's imports and exports  exceeded those of London last year  by fifteen millions sterling.  '   _��������� . ' 'i ' ' ,;  To three colleges���������V'ass-ar, Princeton and Columbia���������gifts aggregating $631,000 were recently given;  It costs almost exactly .one cent  apiece to print a Bank of England  notes...  Of the passengers carried by British ships last year only 116 lost  their lives through shipwreck.  Twenty-three acres of ground  needed , to bury London's dead  one year.  to  The mints    at Sydney and  bourne coin gold on\y\  Mel- OF  ALL TROUBLES.  DODD'S     KIDNEY    PILLS    ARE  USED MORE FOR BACKACHE  THAN FOR ANY OTHER  KIDNEY  AFFECTION.  soaked in vineg-ar and applied to the  painful spot.  Brightjs  Disease not so Frequent  of Late, Years���������Dodd's Kidney-  Pills Undoubtedly the' Cause-  Diabetes also far ' less Prevalent.  Matane, Que., July 15.���������(Special)  , ���������Not only in this neighborhood but  throughout f-tho Province .of ��������� Quebec  there is a marked decrease noticeable  in the number of cases of Bright's  Disease reported. This fact is undoubtedly due to the wide use-of  Dodd's Kidney Pills in the earlier  stages of Kidney Disease.  Bright's Disease at one time was  the cause of a, large proportion of the  deaths in this ..Province. It was considered incurable and until Dodd's  Kidney Pills were introduced it was  incurable. Not, so, however, now.  Dodd's Kidney Pills.have almost  ��������� wiped the disease out. Nor is Diabetes heard of now to any great extent.  The most common form by which  Kidney Disease manifests itself is  ��������� Backache, and here Dodd's Kidney  Pills arc doing their most active  work. They arc recognized as the  surest and quickest cure for Back-,  ache ever invented. They work on  the sound principle of going to the  root of the trouble���������the Kidneys���������  wherein they dider from all other  Backache medicines except imitations  of Dodd's Kidney Pills. They do  more than,merely relieve. They positively and permanently cure,, as  thousands of people* are ready, to  testify.. 7  07 Dionne, a well-known resident  of Matane, says, "Dodd's Kidney  Pills haye made a grand success in  curing, me .of Backache and I recommend everybody to keep them in the  house. They aro a wonder as a re-I  medy for Backache and Disease of  the Kidneys."-    ^  KAFFIR BANKING.  The Kaffirs have a simple  method  of   banking.     Before  setting   out' to  trade they ��������� select one  of their  number as their banker and put all their  money, in his bag.    When-an article  is  purchased    by any  of those who'  are in this combine the price is taken    by     the    banker from the  bag,  counted several times and then paid'  to  the seller.     After,   which  all.the  bank depositors cry out to the banker,  in the presence of two witnesses  selected,     "You  owe  me so  much."  This is then repeated by the witnesses.     The  general  accounting ' comes  between  tho  hanker  and his   several  depositors   when   all     the  purchases  have been made,  after which all the  natives go home.   ���������������   ���������T^hllT^!?^ T^^"^" h���������/epl*ccilma.ny othal* Psckagrc teas, jiwt as the Ctiylia  leas have replaced the China and Japan Teas en account; or the purity nnd etrtn *rh   ��������� Leas������ Packages, 25, 30, 40, CO and eb Cania  l"?   YOLB    W-5'r������'f **������'results SHIP Ml yTOr  TP U        S-C                    * * BUTTER, EGOS, POULTRY. APPLE*. Other F.1UITS end PROD-JOE, to  1 He   UaWSOiTI COinirTBSSSiOirB  C6    Limited, Cur. WnstTvlarUci and  i i  *������������*-rma  tv^vw^ Oolboruo St., Toronto.  ������������0������0������������@9@9������0������9������0@0������v*5������0 0@������������0������������������������������0������0������(S������������������0������  ^  -^M  CURES FOR HEADACHES.  Some of the Simple and Harmless  ..  But  Effective   Remedies.  Too much blood in the brain is a  ; frequent cause of headache. Pains  are felt all over the head, the face  becomes flushed, tlie temples throb  and strong light or noise causes excruciating pain. In " cases of this  kind 'the. sufferer should be careful in  diet and should not eat meat oftener  than once a day. ���������;���������"'  7. Too littlo blood in tho brain is another cause of hea.dache. It is recognized by dizziness, noises in, the  ears and pains on top of the head..  Tho . best stimulant is. a cup , of  strong .tea or-coffee or a bowl of  soup. People who suffer with these  headaches -should sleep with their  heads low.  A neuralgic hea.dachc is often the  result of cold caught in a bad tooth,  which affects the nerves of the faco  and is accompanied by pains across  the forehead or on the back of the  head. A mustard leaf placed on-tho  nape of the neck will relieve it. Another remedy which is sometimes effective    is    a pieco of brown  paper  MEDICAL    WORLD  STARTLED.  Remarkable    success      of the  new  treatment for     Catarrh,  Bronchitis,  Asthma,  La Grippe,  and diseases of  the  lungs.   A  balm    in every  drop.  Hope and assurance for the troublod  and sick.     For a generation   sufferers from  Catarrh, Bronchitis,  Asthma,  and other diseases of this class  have been vainly striving to effect a  cure 'of their malady by the use     of  ointments,  washes,  powders.      Failure could only follow treatments at  once disgusting, unscientific and useless.   A marvellous     advance      was  made in the scientific treatment   of  these maladies when that marvellous  method known as  the  Catarrhozone  treatment     was    promulgated. '   At  once the   -medical world's attention  was  directed  towards this mode   of  treatment, and it would be impossible to mention any medical man of  the first rank that would now    recommend any other.   The best medical  men  recommend this  new  mode  of .������������������."treatment,-    ministers,      lawyers,  prominent public speakers  and     the  great public with    unstinted   praise  recommend it.     So simple,   it, cures  while    you breathe    it.   So prompt  its-effect    seems magical.   So effective that its     restilts  are  absolutely  permanent.    Catarrhozone is sold by  ail  druggists.   Tho  treatment      will  last from 6 weeks to 3 months, and  it only    costs  $1.00.   If    you  have  any doubts to satisfy,' send us    10c  to    cover    cost of boxing,  mailing,  etc.,     and we will send    you a 25c  outfit    free.   Poison    Chemical   Co.,  Kingston, Out., and Hartford, Conn.  ������  <&m������MMirafflaaMi^^  ������  ������  e  ������  a ������������������������������������>���������������������������������������������������������������������������.������������������..  One Four Roller Campbell Press, front delivery, bed 43x56, $1200  One Four Roller Campbell Press, bed 37x52,    .     .     ...    $1100  <s>  Two 7-C0I. quarto Brown Folding Machines, each    .    .     .    $400  e  ������  ������  ������  e  ������  Two Roger's Typographs, in first-class order, each    .   .    .    $550  &   ���������.  Also Cutting Machine, Stones, Stands, Body and Display Type.  All this Machinery is in First-Class Order. Easy Terms will he Given,  or Special Discount for Cash. On account of adding a more up-to-date  Plant the above Machinery and Type will bo disposed of at a Sacrifice.  The Wilson Publishing Co., of Tororito,  .-'."���������'.'������������������   -TORONTO,  ������  ������  Llmitocf     ������  ������  ������  ������'  e  ������  ������  ������  ,-----MMIM-l-������������-ni-*M������-****fl>^^ ���������! ��������������������������� I ���������   ���������*���������-������������������--������������������������������������������������������������������������---���������M-*--,  Gold is the best conductor of heat The sun is travelling at 40 miles  among metals, platinum second, sil- a second, about 4,000 times as fast  ver third, and copper only fourth, as an express train.  Iron, zinc, tin, lead follow in the  order named. ���������    ,    ;  Sozodont Tooth Powder, 25c  The United States sets apart one  thirty-sixth of all public lands to  pay for educational expenses. Seventy-one 'million acres were granted  to schools between 1800 and 1900.,  Except    November  there is not a month  and other grains  are  ed.  *8  and December  in which wheat  being harvest,  Beware of Ointments  fop Catarrh  that contain Mercury  as mercury- will suroly destroy the sense of  smell and completely derange the whole system  when entering it through the riiucous surfaces  Such articles nhould never bo used except on  preacripiions from roputablophysicians, as tho  damage they \ri11do iaten fold to tho good you  nan possibly derl ve from th em. Hart's Catarrh  Cure, manufactured by F.J. Cheney &Co..To-  ledo.O., contains no mercury, and Is takon internally, acting directly upon tho blood and  mucoO< 6U.rfa.ecs of tho system. In buying  Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you got tho genuine. It is taken intornally.and made in Toledo,  Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonial*  free.  Sold by Druggists, prico 75o per bottle.  Hell's Family Pills are tho best.  The Baltic is the shallowest sea,  only 43 yards in depth. Next comes,  the Adriatic, with an average of 4-5  yards in depth.    -, 7C  lord's LioiMl inml Dy pnysicions.  30 degrees of warmth above the  average will make a pendulum clock  gain, with a 39-inch pendulum, 8  seconds in 24 hours: This is because  the heat lengthens the pendulum by  l-12Sth of an inch.  {1        W. P. (C. I0S5  Minord's Linimem LumDerman's Friend.  ' Mamma: Take your fork, Tommy.  Don't you know it is wrong to eat  with your fingers? Tommy: Fingers  were made before forks, mamma.  Mamma: I.know it, Tommy; but  yours were not.  HC/S  ���������4  a  vdn  /,'/.".  Employer :   I'd engage you 'fOr the  a  the  I'll  get  place at once,  married     anin.  place  open for  manage     that!  only I must; have  Applicant: "Keep  an     hour,   sir..  It's    easier    to  married than to get a job.  Ask for iy|inard's aqd take no other.  The    members of the' Society  Friends who died last year were  F������p al9 skin ailments,  A> 0. Caivart & Co., Manchester, England  SHEET METAL    douqlas  bros.,  .������%.���������������. *.���������.���������! ������������������-<-������ '21 Adeluidc St.,  CORNICES.       Toronto, O.st.  an average of (51 years  record  for  any society.  of  of  7 months, a  MONTREAL K0TE������, DIRECTORY.  ~~~ ' par day.  AT*a������<  juwX tnawcLto -&%$<*; A/up?  mUsof  Switzerland's watch export last  year broke the record. It consisted  of 2,366/126 nickel watches, 3,086,-  777 silver, and 800,258 gold watches, besides nearly 7,080 chronographs and repeaters.  For Over Fifty Year*  Mm. Winslow's SooTniNo Syrup dub been used by  millions of mothers for their children while teething.  Ittoothei the child, toftena the gums, allay* pain, cures  wind colic, regulated the stomach and bowels, and. is ths  best remedy for Difcrrharo. Twenty-fi������o cents ������ bottle.  Bold bjdruegiRta throughout the world. Be sure anj  aik for " Mrs. Wimslow's Soothing Svrwp."  Pompous Judge: I hope you have a  good practice? Young Lawyer: Yes,  I have, thank you. I am glad to  hear it. Arid in what branch is your  practice mainly? Mainly in economy.  Inslrumento, Drums,  Uniforms, Etc,  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A BANC  Lowost prices ovor quotod, Fine catnloguo  SOOilltiRtrniions, mailed free. ^Vrito us for any  thing in Music or musical IiMtruiiiciiti,  WlialeyEoyce & Co., ^StSt^-  OHB^SLLE   CURTABN8  and all kind* of houso Hanging!, alio  LACE CURTAINS  dv\dik&e cnlee^ed  Write to ua about youra.  BRITISH AMERICAN OYEINQ 00., Box 158, Montreal  Dominion Lin������ Steamships  Montreal to Lirerpool.     Boston to  Li yer-  pool.   Portland to Li������erpooL   Via Queens.  to������ra.  Lareoand Fast Steamships. Supe.-w aooommodaUo^  for all claiaes of p������JBon;:er������. Saloona and Btatsrroid  are amidchips. Special atusntlon has been riTen (o tq  Beconil Saloon and Third-OlMs acooramouatio'*. W%  rates of pas.iago and all particulars, apply to apy tfpat  of the Company, of  Bicharda, Mills k Oo, D. Torrance k Co..  77 Stats 8t., Boston. Montreal and Portteci  S-ipADEL^I^TM^^Td:  #SF  <\W.  iFf.Miii.Vsr-J-  N   \  \ .rv' ,.\ V .  \   \   \ . A  lMIMItfH.WU<>  \   \   ^  ^   \ $'   ".THE MINING REVIEW��������� Satukdav, August 3, ,1901.  The Mining Review.  SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1901.  ' THAT MANIFESTO.  The mine owners have sent a petition,  to the Provincial  government that, if  giving   the  facts, calls  for  immediate  and decisive  action.   We take  it/for  granted that it gives facts only, especially when dealing   with   statistics, as  they could not afford to give statements  that   would   not   bear   investigation.  Among the facts is a declaration that  the  mines   pay  50   per   cent,  of  the  taxes raised in the province, and that  22.7 per cent, of the entire mineral production goes   into   the  provincial treasury.    If this be the truth, or anywhere  near the truth, the government   treatment of the mining industry is the great  -obstacle in the way of-the development  and growth of the country.  It is well known theprovince has four  distinct induaties���������mining, agriculture, lumbering and fishing. The latter can be carried on and the canned  product exported 'whether the country  develops or not.; but two of the others,  lumbering and agriculture, can make but  poor.headway until the country expands  through its mining operations, aB freight  rates are heavy on the export of either  the woods or the farm. In a word then  our farming and lumbering operations  can only expand as the advancement of  mining creates a demand for their products. To make the country grow then,  it is clear mining must be encouraged  by the legislature and not depressed by  burdensome legislation as the petition  declares it is. '  ���������"���������"'  We take up the public accounts of the  province for last year and-we find four  items of provincial revenue as follows:  Keal property tax..  $ 118,214  Personal property tax....:.:      73,442  Wild land tax       49,370.  Income tax..       17,977  Total.  i 259,009  or but one quarter of a million raised  from all sources. ��������� Mine owners and the  public in general must know that gov-,  erntnents must tax to raise revenues for  current expenditures; but in, the.naihe  of fortune let that taxation be equitable,  or if partial at all let the partiality exr  tend to those enterprises upon which  the progress of the whole country depends. Now, who. for one moment believes that any one of the four-items  named above pays its proper share of  revenue into tlie provincial treasury?  No one in the country who has any fair  grasp of the subject. For instance, the  government's rate of taxation under  these headings runs about one-half of  one percent., while.perhaps the lowest  rate in any municipality in the country  is three time that or !},������ cents on the !f.  But let us take the matter farther. On  the entire personal property oMlie nro-  vincc, in cities as well as out of them,'  but $73,442 was raised, which at the  government rate of one-half of one per  cent, would represent an assessment of  about $3,072,000. Now who for a moment believes all the buildings and improvements in the unorganised parts of  the country and the stocks of goods in  all the stores of the province in and out  of incorporations, machinery,.&c. in  manufactories combined does not  amount to more than $3,072,000. Ten  times this sum would be more like its  value.' It iB quite within the limits of  reason to say the four items referred to  above should be assessed at $100,000,000,  , BODY-RESTORER  .  Food  is the  body-restorer.  In health, you want nothing  but food; and your baby wants  nothing but food. But, when  not quite well, you want to get  back to where food is enough.  ' Oiie of the most delicate  foods, in the world, is Scott's  emulsion of cod-liver oil.!  "When usual food is a burden,  it feeds you enough to restore  your stomach; baby the same.  The body-builder is food;  the body-restorer is Scott's  emulsion of cod-liver oil.  We'll send you a little to try if you liko.  SCOTT & HOWNE,   Chemists, Toronto.  therefore, unjust, in that they :'cripple  tlie industry upon.which the prosperity'  of the country' altogether depends. It  is a surprise to many that tlie matter is  not taken up in this light.and dealt  with as its importance demands. The  government does not draw a "cent too  much, from the resources of the Country  to meet necessities, but it draws' it unequally, and is continually killing the  hen that lays the golden egg.  A. R. HEYLAND,  ENGINEER.  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  SANDON. B.C.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.    >  and the taxes such assessment would  bring at \% cents on the $ the lowest  municipal rate would be $1,500,000 instead of a total of $259,009. If the mines  were all relieved of the excesaive taxation of. which they complain, and that  excess .distributed where it should be,  as we have shown above, they would be  all in operation, our idle miners would  be all employed, and our business  houses would be doing four times the  trade they are doing at present. The  government tax on real property, outside personalty and income, is but a  mere fraction of what it ought to be,  and no one would object to . paying the  proper rate that was doing the consequent increase of business. .'.'���������_,-  : We say it again, and in all candor  and fairness, the government's methods  of  taxing'are  unequal in effect, and  Is a rarity. For the most part the youna  woman behind the counter is smiling ana  obliging, though her back hurts, hei  side pains, or her head throbs distract  ingly'. The wonder is, not that a clerk  ia sometimes irritable, but that she so  rarely shows irritation, when every nerve is quiv-  ering and she  hardly knows how  to hold her head  up.   ���������"       ���������.���������������������������.���������'<  The nervous  condition, headache' and weakness, which are the  results of irregularity or a diseased condition of  the womanly organs, can be entirely cured by the  use of Dr. Pierce's  Favorite Prescription. It regulates  the functions,  stops enfeebling  drains, strengthens the nervous  system and promotes the general  health of the entire body.  Sick women are  invited to consult  Dr. Pierce by letter, free of charge.  All correspondence private. Address  Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.  "Having used Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription and ' Golden Medical Discovery' during  the past year," writes Mrs. Mattie Long, of  Pfouts Valley. Perry Co., Pa,, ������I can truthfully  recommend the medicines for all female weakness. I-have used several bottles of ' Favorite  Prescription,' which I consider a great blessing  for weak women. I was so nervous and discouraged that I hardly knew what to do. '. Your  kind advice for home-treatment helped me  wonderfully.   Thanks to Dr. Pierce."  Dr.   Pierce's   Pleasant   Pellets   cure  ���������dizziness and sick headache.  A CURE;  Persons who give this labor, question  the moac study, readily conchide the  status of labor cannot be improved  by either the drastic steps of unions or  the arbitrary Acta of governments. Take  our own province as an example. There  ia ample room in it for five millions of  people, if only our four great industries  were properly developed. If in' fact the  j one���������mining���������was properly extended,  the extension of the other three���������agriculture, lumbering and fishing���������would  follow aa a natural consequence, even  with present legislation in their behalf.  The chief objects ot present legislation'  are ostensibly to better the situation of  the laboring classes, and the modus  operandi is coercion ami force.  Capital is always after prolitable in-  vestmeiits, and is essentially competitive, that is to say, when   the, employment is profitable, there will always be  a sufficient number of investors to compete with oue another for the available  labor of the country.   If then our governments were only to.understand the  only thing necessary to better the situation   of   the  laborer   is   to' better the.  chances of the capitalist', and the other  will follow.   If, for instance, half the  money spent foolishly by our government the pastdozen years in parliament  buildings, the schemes of charter, mongers, &c., was   expended   iii   building  wagon roads and trails to mine's, and  building independent smelters'and refineries; if our vexatious and restricting  laws were removed; aud if the Federal  government made such reductions in the  tariff as would enable the mine ownere  to get their machinery as cheaply as the  American owners get it, for every mine  that is now in operation, there would be  a dozen.   This   improved  condition of  the ��������� industry   would . have   the  mines  hunting for miners at good wages, and  on-advantageous terms.   It would   so  revolutionise matters, the vocation of  the agitator and the need of coercions  of unions would be   entirely removed.  With mining operations multiplied the  natural growth of agriculture,  lumbering  and   fishing wo.uld   regularly and  systematically follow: 'There -is no use  in trying to force'mine owners and managers to open aiid operate mines, if the  conditions surrounding operations render them insufficiently profitable any  more than there is in trying to force a  horse to drink when he is not  thirsty;  What the country requires is. the   presence.of men in the legislatures who see  matters this way.   If instead   of  being  beguiled by candidates for parliament,  who promise to do everything and anything for labor by force, miners, would  give their support to candidates who  have a clear cat policy for making mining more profitable, or conducted with  leas    irritation    and   expense,   which  amounts to the same thing, what they  are  looking   for would follow as naturally aa the flow of water down. hill. Ask  today a thousand prospect and property  holders why they are not working their  properties, and in ninety-nine cases out  of every hundred the' answer will he  they have not the means   to build the  necessary  trails  and  roads, and after  paying government, taxes and duties on  machinery, the ores they may get will  not pay them for  their outlay.   Again  we say reduce these drains on the owner, and sucha suddeji stimulus will be  given to the industry that all the wheels  of the entire industrial economy of the  province will be lifted  out   the   rut at  once, and set in active operation.  Barrister, .Solicitor, Notary  ���������Public, Etc.     '  Sandon, British Columbia.  IZhr*.  Ivlor^arison.,  IZterxtist.  Cor. Ward and Baker Sts., Nelson, B.C.  I  I  I  Alta Lodge, ISo. 29.  ���������  A. F. AND A. M.  Regular Communication of the lodge.  ' Meets first Thursday in each month at 8 p. m.  Visiting brethren cordially invited..  A. B. DOCKSTEADER, Sec'y.  AILAfllH STEAMSHIP IICKE.5.  \  \  To and from European points via. Canadian, $  and-'American lines!   Apply for sailing datei, \'  rates and full information to any C, P.R. agent 'i  or H. VV. Harbour, Agent, Sandon, (  W'.P. K Cununlngs, GeniS.S. Agent,Winnipeg \  Established 1858.  R. Smith & Co. \  flanufacturers of all kinds of  Plain and Fancy  VICTORIA, B.C. \  BRANCH-VANCOUVER* B. C.  ���������5  Everybody Wants \  the Best Coal.  *  ���������  Try Lethbridge Coal, then you^ will )  have the best and cheapest. This coal )  will make the hottestand brightest fires, \  besides it is earily handled, as it is very \  clean.   We have it for all kinds of grate  E. if. Cameron.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'yAJ  Red Mountain Railway.  The only nil rail route between all pointa  east, west and south to Rosshuui, Nelson and  Intermediate points; connecting at Spokane  with Groat Northern, Northern Pacific, and O.  K. &N.C0.  Connects at Rossland with the Canadian  Pacific Railway for Boundary Creek points.  Connects at Myer's Fnlls with stage daily for j  Bepublie.  Buffett service on trains between  Spokane,  and Northport.  Effective if ay 5th, 1901.  Leave. ,    Dav Train. Arkivr '  9:00a. m  ..Spokane.' ....7:35 p.m.  12:50 p. m .. Rossland... .'4:00 p. in.  9:15 a. in. ...Ne,lsoii.'. 7:15 p. 111.  H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T. A.,  ; Spokane, Wash.  G. K.TACKABURY,  ���������'       ; Agent, Nelson, B.C.  ��������� ;H-  r   S   /   .'   /. ������. f   .������, A. .  .  . f. A *   fc.  ������,  *,  . f.. ^ p.   .. , THB^MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, August 3, igdi.  An Explanation.  We published a letter and other data  last week from Slocan, showing that  town pays .$120 a month for chief of  police, city clerk, treasurer, collector  and assessor, while Sandon pays ,$1(58.  for a similar service. We publish another letter from Phoenix herewith  showing that for like'duties that town  pays . but .$10(1. Sandon, because the  place is wealthy, pays, .$48 a month or  say .$500 a year more than Slocan. and  .$816 more than Phoenix. The people  can see from these figures whether the  past contentions of this paper .were  right or wrong.  ���������   Oui present council- against  tlie suggestion  of Aid. Cameron, wasted be-  . tween loss, of construction,' damage to  sidewalk, and cost of men's pay in the  flood at least .$1000 on tiie flume; it  wasted $36 on Nye's'account, and now it  throws away over $800 more on salaries,  to provide a pet of some aldermen with  a job. We have no feeling in this matter one way or another, nothing but a  simple duty to perform in the interests  of the taxpayers, and we have done it.  Some  of  those   who have little or ho  'taxes to pay will laugh at the exposition, all they care is to get their prejudices appeased; but if those who have  .to pay 27)4 mills on the .$ taxes are contented to bear with such management  of affiairs. we have nothing more to say  on the subject.  Phoenix, B.C., July 26, 1901.  C. Cliffs, Esq.,  Sandon, B. C.  Dear Sir.���������Yours of tlie 23rd inst. is  before me. The official stafl'of this city  consist of: City,Solicitor at a salary of  .$40 per month; Police Court Judge $25  per month. The Auditor is paid $10 per  day while at work. The City Engineer  is paid $10 per day while at work.  I perform the duties of City Clerk,  Chief of Police, Treasurer, Assessor and  Collector, fo'r a salary of $100 per month.  I get also legal fees for serving papers,  etc. Your truly,  D. McMillan,'  City Clerk.  Some of the aldermen, like the Tooley  street tailors, declare the mavor ought  to resign. Just for the fun of the thing,  we would like to have an expression of  opinion from all the owners of real estate in the place, who will this year have  to pay a tax of 2% cents on the dollar,  whether it is the mayor or these same  aldermen who ought to resign. Will  t.he same aldermen kindly circulate two  petitions among .the real tax payers  only, the one asking for their resignation, and the other other asking for the  (resignation of the mayor, just to satisfy  I their own mindson the matter.  ��������� $*<><t..$^**M^$<K>*f$^^<H'>^������^������  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  Miners  j  Gents* FurnljsHinas  Our Boots and Shoes, Underclothing, arid, in fact,  all supplies���������just what's wanted in the camp. . Call and  inspect them.  TINSMITH   AND   PLUMBER.  Has on hand a fine line of  MomMng Goods���������Call and  gel. prices on Plumbing and  Sheet Metal Wort  REMEMBER ROOFS PUT ON  BY ME DO NOT LEAK.  A Scene With Six Aets.  ,.    act- r. :.   ,:.'  W. E. Gomm, M.D., came'to this city  ^in 1876, a born and full blown American:  '."'ACT II; ".,,,' 7 '   .  In 1899 he took ou-t naturalization  ['papers and became a full blown British  pubject.  ACT III.  1 He ran for alderman in January, 1901,  md was defeated, but was elected by  Itbe casting vote of the clerk, on' the  [pledge to the public he would not turn  f:������T*- the old officials.  ' 7    ACT'IV.  After taking his seat his first act was  jvo knife his benefactor, and secure the  committal of the council to the payment  'f a "smallpox" bill and other obliga-  (ions of a more questionable nature.  ACT  V.  When he had no more accounts he  Jould advance, he resigned his seat in  [he council.    ,  ACT   VI.  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(VfOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that thirtvdavs  .** ^ from date hereof, I intend to applv to the  License Commissioners of Saudon for a transfer of the liiiuor license formerly held by Richard Orando to myself.  John Hurlry.  Dated at Sandon this 17th day of July, 1901.  LIMITED.  vBefore the auditor's report vie brought  the mugwump says Collector Lilly's  Noks don't balance. The idea is to  [/'present that official as a defaulter���������  [ntemptible to the last.   -  FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS  Mrs. Winslows Soothing Svrup has been used  by millions of mothers for their children when  teething. If disturbed at nisrht and broken in  your rest by a sick child, suffering- and crying  witn pain of cutting teeth. Send at once and  get a bottle of "Mrs.Winslow's Soothing Syrup"  for ehildren,teething. It.will relieve the poor  little sufferer immediately. Depend upon it,  mothers, there is no mistake about It. 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I  '���������X '������������������'��������������������������� X  It was only when Elsie Blount had  been a day and a night at sea'that  she realized she had made a hideous  mistake. It was not far from midnight when she sprang to this momentous conclusion, and had it not  been that the door of her cabin on  tlie hired transport, Semiramis, was  ajar sho might have lauded in Bombay without becoming aware that  her errand might have been likened  to that,of a fool.  The cabin was in darkness, and be-  Bide the thud of the screw there was  no disturbing element of sound save  the soft breathing of Mrs. Dormer's  four children in their berths below  her, and the swish of the sea���������quiet  ns the proverbial mill-pond���������past her  port.  "Jolly for you," said a man's gruff  .tones, with a ring in them of a de-  , sire for a shipboard flirtation, "and  doubly, jolly for the fellow you're going to marry. What did yoii say his  name was? A soldier, of course.  They always carry off the pick of the  bunch."  There was a shril), affected little  laugh that Elsie recognized as belonging to the smartest woman on  board, a Miss Lankestcr, whose  dresses and complexion were always  the talk of the ship, and whose father, the portly Colonel of the Pay Department, was discreetly blind to  everything but dinner and whist.  "Oh, no, not a soldier at all, just  a man with a large business of some  sort or another in Madras, and a  huge income. I thought money made  a better, foundation for happiness  than a red or a, blue coat, and Gerard Broadwood has the dollars without the gold lace. We met up at  Simla, last hot weather, for his  friends arc the right sort and all  that, and we fixed it up, and came  home to get the trousseau, papa and  I."  "Gerard Broadwood? H'm! No  more shipboard flirtation for you,  mademoiselle," and the conversation  died away with a low murmur till  Miss    Lankcster    raised    her    voico  again:  "Oh,  just a stupid little entanglement.     He got"mixed up with some  girl and declared that in- a moment  of mental aberration she got a promise of marriage out    of    him.       But  ������������������what    matter.       He    can write and  send her the    announcement    of outmarriage,  and. even  a little     governess cannot expect a man to commit  bigamy for the sake    of her    lovely  eyes.    Good-night, Mr. Harding; you  must really go back to the smoking-  room,  or the people will be wondering where you arc."  Then a faint scuffle and a protest,  and the passage was silent again.  Elsie lifted herself on her elbow  and stared out into the dark of her  cabin with desperate eyes. She herself was going out to marry Gerard  Broadwood. Three years ago she  had met him, he had .fallen in love  with her, and she had promised to  go out to marry Him as soon as the  death of her old, bedridden aunt  should have set her free.  For three years she had drudged at  her daily governess work, buoyed up  by the thought of the luxurious  home waiting for her in the future.  Her aunt had died, leaving her just  enough money to pay her passage  out to India, and, writing to Broadwood by one mail, she had follov/ed  her letter by the next steamer.  She remembered now, when it was  too late, that ho had not written to  her for months, save scrappy postcards, each one stating how busy he  ���������was. He .had written only once from  Simla that fatal last hot season, and  when she had upbraided him he had  replied that he had been ill with malaria, and���������she had believed him.)  What was she to do? She would  land in India penniless and friendless  .with no means of paying her return  passage to England, no means of  Supporting herself in .-^country to  jwJiich she looked . forward with  'dread, even regarded in the light of  ���������a future home. To throw herself on  the mercy of Gerard Broadwood was  not to be thought of; to represent  feerffllf in her true position to    Miss  Lankcster was absolutely impossible,  for pride sealed her tongue.  They would land in Bombay; Mrs.  Dormer would take her to Madras  where her husband was stationed.  Such was the present arrangement,  and after that���������the deluge; for that  good lady' had made it clear that nothing would induce her to retain  Miss Blount's services at any price.  The study cabin seemed more unbearable than ever, and Elsie slipped  to her feet with the feeling strong  upon her that she could rest no  longer within its four walls. . She  dressed herself hurriedly and slipped  out into tho passage way, for silence  had fallen upon the whole ship, and  she was'in no mood to consider regulations or rules in that moment  of wild despair. Every one was asleep i-save the sentry,on his weary  walk and the N. CO.. in charge of  the troop deck who had just been his  rounds.  The night was very still as the girl  stole up the passage between the  closed doors and out into the starlight. Her heart was beating as  though it would burst, and. Sergeant  Lewis, as he turned and saw her  from his coign of vantage behind the  main hatch, held his breath for a  moment at the thought that she was  a spirit.  Her head was thrown back, crowned with its aureole of pale golden  hair, and her face, white and serious,  lighted by the young moon that  caught the blue of her eyes and turned them into brilliant forget-me-nots  seemed to him that of an angel. Her  gown was no whiter than, the hands  that held the shawl about her figure,  and Sergeant Lewis drew a sharp  breath of admiration and wonder.  Elsie came on to his side of the  ship, where she paused, with a quick  look round her of something of fear  and in, that brief instant there flashed into the sergeant's mind the realization of what she was about to do.  It seemed to Elsie, as she hung irresolutely over the side, that the sea  beckoned to her, calling with a soft,  resistless voice, to rest in the blue  bosom of its almighty quiet, where  the dead lie undisturbed till'the  judgment day. ��������� . ' '  "Come away, miss, you're a deal  too near the water," said tlie sergeant's voice in her car as he laid'a  kindly hand on her shoulder. "If  thevc is anything that I can do to  help you, you must say the word,  but for goodness' sake come away  from there."  And Elsie, looking round into his  gaunt, weather-beaten face, flung her  hands  over her face and broke into  wild sobbing.  #������������������..*.        *     ,      # ������  It was a few days later when  Sergeant Lewis was climbing the  ladder separating the troop deck  from the upper portion of it, sacred  to the .N. C. O.'s and their wives,  that he came face to face with Miss  Blount, who was returning from visiting a sick child. He begged her to  come aside a . moment out of the  reach of prying eyes.  "I've been thinking over this, matter what you told me of that night,  miss," he said respectfully, glancing  away from her white face and tear-  sodden eyes.    "You honored me with  your confidence,  and,  without meaning    no    disrespect to you, I'll give  you  the  conclusions I've arrived  at  since thinking the matter over.  Begging your pardon,  miss,  but we all  know Mrs.  Dormer on this ship, for  she is well known on the station as  being  a terror  to  all  about her,  so  wo    must    put    her aside from this  question  of  assistance.     Now,   Miss,  I'm a    steady    man,    with eighteen  years' service,-and    to    be sergeant-  major in a few  months'  time.     I've  saved a tidy sum, and am not one to  drink or smoke."  He paused, and Elsie looked up at  him with hopeless eyes lit with sudden wonder.  "Now, miss, begging your pardon,  this is what I have to say to you.  If you will marry me when we land  at , Bombay I will keep you like a  lady and never come a-nigh you save  when it is your pleasure. You shall  have your own house and a servant  to wait on you and be kept in comfort all your life. I'll never ask you  for more than you can give, and  maybe you'll be surprised, but I  loved you since first I clapped eyes  on you coming on board at Tilbury,  so patient and sweet, with that  I scolding woman at your elbow. If  J I'd ha<1 my Lee-Metford ready to my  shoulder it ha' been a rncrcy to her  husband's' regiment to ha' rolled her  FRAGRANT  over."  He    paused,     and    Elsie began to  speak hurriedly.  "Thank you, Sergeant Lewis,  thank you very much. I���������I���������oh,  there is nothing else for me to do,  your offer helps me out of everything. I have ho friends at home,  no one anywhere who cares. I will  marry you."  It was a desperate thing to do, but  her last chance of help, as it seemed  to her then. Here was a good, honorable man offering her marriage  and a home on one hand, while on  the other, gaunt poverty stalked,  with shame and misery in attendance'.  "I thank you, miss," said the sergeant, solemnly, '.'and I. promise you  shall never repent of. it to your life's  end."  He made no attempt to touch her,  with innate chivalry for which Elsie  was thankful, and when she returned  to her cabin and the dreary, nagging  voice of Mrs. Dormer, who. seemed-to  regard her, as-something between a  muid-of-all-work and a black slave,  she took heart at the thought that  there was help for her.in the future,  however.humble that help might be.  *        #  ,  ������        *        ������        *  It was their last night at .sea, and  the screw of the Semiramis was  throbbing through the water, doing  her twelve knots in line style, to  pick up some of the time wasted in  a storm in the Mediterranean. It  was a brilliant night of stars' and  tropical heat, and everyone was on  ������������������deck in their lounge chairs watching  for the lights of land arid the vast  continent that was to bo their home  for many a weary month.      \  Sergeant Lewis had come forward  with a message for the officer in command and he was puzzled to find him  among the rows of deck chairs, arranged in couples, most of them very  close together. He wandered awkwardly along in the dim light, for  most of the electric jets had been  switched off, save one over the door  of the music saloon and one by the  smoking-room, but when he caught  the sound of Elsie's voice he stopped  unconsciously.  ,' Afterwards, he was aware dully  that he had done a thing not strictly honorable by remaining in the  shadow of the awning behind Elsie  and Dr. .Meadows, but since it had  saved him from making a vast mistake, he did not blame himself, and  a few.words put him in possession  of the truth, which was that the  young army doctor loved Miss  Blount, and that, alas, she had giv-  I en him her heart during the few days  I of the voyage that they had spent  together.  He learnt also between her broken  sobs that sho had too great a sense  'of honor ever to give him up. Loving the gentleman, she would marry  the rough man who had asked her  out; of profound pity and generosity  when she was friendless, and remain  faithful to him all her life.  Sergeant Lewis delivered his message to Colonel Dwyer and went aft  again. ."..,,-���������-.'  "Good-night, Lewis," said the  cheery Colonel; "you're not looking  yourself at all tonight. I advise  you to take a spell of rest, or you  will be bothered with your old malaria again."  "Good-night, sir. Yes, I'm thinking rest will be the best thing for  mo,", he answered, and stumbled towards the ladder with the step of an  old man.  * # ������ ������       .     *���������  When Elsie Blount went to her  cabin late that night, with the full  intention of crying herself to sleep  over her hopeless love for Archie  Meadows, which had come, like most  things in her life, too late, she found  in her berth a small parcel, directed  to herself in a clerky, stiff handwriting. She opened it mechanically.  It contained a large silver watch, a  signet ring, a silver charm, and fifty  pounds in bank notes.  Bewildered, sho. picked up a folded  sheet of paper in which the watch  had been wrapped. It had neither  beginning.nor end, but she knew instinctively from whom it came, and  realized the tragedy that underlay  the simple words before she comprehended the full nature of the sacrifice which a simple, honest heart had  laid at her feet.  "I hope you. will take these things  o,nd be happy with the    officer    you  New Size SOZODONT LIQUID, 25c  SOZODONTTOOTH POWDER, 25c  Large LIQUID aad POWDER, 75c  At all Stores, or b7 Mail for the prloa. - J  HALL & RUCKEL, Montreal.  was talking to to-niglit. It would  never have done for you and me to  get married, and I knew it as soon  as I had spoke to you the other  night. The money will buy you your  bits of things ,for the wedding, and  my respects to you and Surgeon  Captain Meadows, and I ask you not  to take on at what I am doing, and  to think no more of me, for I am only doing what seems to bo my duty.  And so, no more from your humble  servant."  The disappearance of Sergeant  Lewis was a nine days' wonder on  the ship and in the regiment; and as  Elsie Blount kept her lips sealed, no  one ever learnt the, story of his connection with her. He must have  slipped overboard in the darkness,  seeing the only escape he deemed  possible from a situation that had  become  impossible.  His dream of happy, wedded lifo  had been a brief one, and if in the  pi unge into the Unknown he had  time to remember what might have  been, Elsie hoped that the white  wings of the Death Angel had borne  him swiftly to a world where there  is neither marrying nor giving in  marriage. .''..-���������'  His regiment regretted him, until  they forgot him in the absorbing interest of their new life in the gorgeous East. Arid Elsie was too  happy with her husband, and too  busy in convincing Gerard Broadwood that she never cared for him,  to remember for more than a few  months the man who had laid down  his life for her. For such is the way  of the world.���������Pearson's Weekly  ���������f-  NERVE  TELEGRAPHY.- 7  Symptoms  of the Breaking Down  of the Nervous System.        .  >  - "The dangers of nervous breakdown," said a London physician,  "lie in the fact that people go on  disregarding the warnings which  they have flashed to them from the  tired-out nervous system. These  warnings arc excessive nervousness  and irritability, these being the first  symptoms, and often continuing for  years, before any breakdown occurs.  Then there is a general condition of  illness, loss of appetite and insomnia, depression, a tendency to worry over trifles, and to these more  serious symptoms add themselves as  the disease progresses. ,  "The heart frequently is affected ;  the head is heavy, hot and aching;  then the speech becomes jerky, confused, and uncertain, and the movements of the body arc spasmodic  and not controlled by the brain.  Eccentricity of speech and .action is  noted, and violence is the-next stage  of the complaint.  "Open-air exercise, is a great preventive of nervous sickness.  "Above all, exercise���������not with  bells or pulleys, but in the open air,  with deep breathing and plenty of  walking and running, if possible.  Well-ventilated bedrooms arc a necessity. Business men complain that  they have no leisure for exercise in  the open air, but I now haye a number of patients who walk to and  from their offices each day.."  Old Gentleman: I don't see why a  big, able-bodied young fellow like  you should bo begging for a living.  Tramp: To tell you the truth, sir',  folks is becomin' so hard-hearted  that a feller has got ter be big an'  able-bodied to beg without gcttin'  hurt.  I  I  J  ��������� a ���������  1  I  I1 THREE, SEYM AND INE  FAVORITE NUMBERS ALL THE  .  WORLD  OVER.  Mathematical Maze Which Results  from Trying to Unravel  ��������� Them.  Nobody has ever satisfactorily accounted for the popular partiality for  odd numbers. "This is the third  time" exclaimed Falstaff, on the occasion of a crisis in his relations  with one of the merry wives at  Windsor. "I hope good luck lies in  odd numbers; they say there's a divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, .chance or death." And it is  scarcely necessary to say that the  belief is much older than.Sir John  .Falstaff. Three, seven and nine, appear fo have been the favorite numbers all tho world over. The ancients had three -fates, three furies  and three graces; Neptune's trident  had three prongs, Jupiter's thunderbolt three forks, and Cerebus threo  heads. We have three estates of the  realm, a man who accepts a bill has  three days' grace, and three persons  congregated together may make a  riot. Shakespeare was well aware  that he,must have neither more nor  less than three witches in Macbeth,  and that the brindle cat must mew  thrice, and our popular folklore in-'  sists upon three merry men of  Gotham. Three meals a day is the  usual scale of feeding.  THE RELIGIOUS SEVEN. /,\  j Of a more mystical character than  three is the figure seven, or, at any  rate, it has a larger number of religious applications. Noah had seven  days' warning of the coming flood,  and when it came he took fowls by  sevens- and clean beasts by sevens  into the ark; the ark touched on  Mount Ararat in the seventh month,  and after seven days a dove was sent  out, followed s seven days afterward  by another. In Pharo ah's dream  there were seven fat and seven lean  kino, which Joseph interpreted to  mean seven years of plenty and seven years of famine. At the destruction of Jerico seven priests bore seven trumpets seven days, and on the  seventh day they walked around the  city seven times, after which the  walls fell.; In the apocalypse almost  everything is seven except the number of beasts. There seven churches,  seven golden , candle-sticks, seven  lamps before seven spirits, the book  with seven seals, the lamb with seven horns and seven eyes, seven angels  with seven seals, seven kings, seven  thunders, seven thousand slain, the  dragon with seven heads and seven  crowns, seven angels bring seven  plagues, and there are seven vials of  wrath.  is of greater value than the second,  reversing these figures and then subtracting the number thus obtained  from the original number. Whatever figures we may take, the result  will always be nine or some multiple of 9. The smallest possible number of two figures of which the first  figure is. larger than the second is  21. Reverse these figures and we  get 12. Subtract 12 from 21, and  the remainder is 9. The largest  similar number :s 98. Reverse these  and we get S9, and.again the remainder is found to be 9.  Or let us take a case in which 9  combines with the mystic 7. The  number 05 is not divisible by 9. But  if we added 7 to it, cither in front,  when it makes 765, or in the middle,  when it makes 675; or-at the .end,  when it makes 657, we, shall find  that every one.of these numbers is  divisible by 9. It is not every number which can thus be dealt, with,  and the reader may find an evening's  entertainment hi trying to puzzle out  the reason why. An example of a  higher number may be given by way  of a little assistance: S96.573 is not  divisible by 9, but if the mystic 7  bo axlded to it, cither in front, where  it raises the amount by 7,000,000,  or in any other position, each one  of the eight various amounts which  may thus be obtainod becomes divisible Vj 9.  //    ���������r���������  ������/ A HARD LIFE.  Is Free from Any Particle of Coloring Matter; is Dainty and Invigorating ; is the only tea that suits fastidious palates and is wholesome for  the most delicate digestions.  Ceylon Teas are sold in Sealed Lead  Packets only. Black, fibred, UncoSored  Ceylon Green. Free samples sent.  Address "SALADA," Toronto.  BIQftEST FORT 111 ilEEICi  THE SECULAR SEVEN.  In merely secular matters seven  occurs frequently .-chough. We have  seven wonders of the world, seven  champions of Christendom, seven  sleepers, seven wise men, seven planets, seven deadly sins, seven ages of  man, and our ordinary leases arc  .made for seven or a multiple of seven years.  But however mysticallv significant  three and' seven may be, they cannot  lay claim to any such peculiarities as  are the property of the figure nine.  That the ancients had nine muses,  nine rivers in the infernal regions, a  hydra with nine li'cads and nine gods  for Lars Porsona to swear by, or  that in modern times a cat has nino  lives, that it takes nine tailors to  make a man, or that possession is  nine points of .the law, are facts that  pale into insignificance after one has  once sat down with pencil and paper  to investigate some of the special  peculiarities of the figure nine. For  instance, if you multiply nine by any  number you will find that the figures  composing the product when added  together will always amount to nine.  Thus: 9 times 2 equal 18 and 1  plus 8 equal 9; 9 times 3 equal 27 and  2 plus 7 equal 9; 9 times d equal  36 and 3 plus 6 equal 9 and  to any extent. On arriving  times 9 we find what appears  an exception, for the digits  equal 18.  ' MYSTERIES OF NINE.  But it will be observed thatl8 is a  multiple of 9, and, moreover, that  figures composing it add up to 9.  Another peculiarity of this figure is  discovered by taking any number of  two figures of which the first figure  so  on  at  31.  to  be  of  99  Mental  and Physical  Life   of Mail  Car  Clerks   Unremitting.  The life of a railway mail clerk  or route agent at the best is not  easy. Ho travels under a constant  strain and'is subject to unremitting  mental and physical hardship. Ho  is not always overworked, but he  must be ever alert, expert and accurate, The business of a continent  depends on the correctness of his instantaneous mental processes and  his ���������', ra.pid7 manipulations���������a . letter  "misthrown" may break a heart or.  burst a Joank or ruin a railway corporation.  The lurching of cars going at   tremendous speed around sharp curves;  the continued succession of efforts to  maintain equilibrium ;  the monotonous  vibrations    terribly   destructive  to nerve tissue, to spinal column and  to "brain texture,  arc  the dair* and  hourly concomitants of his ordinary  J work.'-      Probationers   often   relent  and go back to their former duties.  One aspirant for employment in this  field was assigned to a notably vigorous rouiA.. ,  He never finished   his  first trip ; he went half way, bought  a ticket for home,  find returned   as  a passengfci.     ileplying afterward to  some questions as to  the labor   involved,   ho   replied:       "Lifting and  un.ocking  200-poun'd pouches,   shaking   out   contents," arranging   same,  removing    pouches,     locking    same,  carrying  on mail matter,  re-arranging    sacks,     then going over   same  work    continuing   same   17    hours,  without      rest,   with    trains    flying  round      curves    and    slinging    you  against everything-that is not slung  against you."  Vigor, vitality and resolution arc  essential in a beginner as well as  keenest intelligence and unwearied  spirit of application. But the  physical qualities are slowly sapped  and undermined by such steady exactions of duty and the mental qualities are proportionately deteriorated.  Hence the railway mail system is  a huge Gorgon, incessantly, cruelly,  devouring specimens of tho best man.  hood of- the-nation. Under present  conditions it must continue to demand and devour, in order that the  currents of trade and the tides of  civilization may continue to flow.  Suspend the man-wrecking process a  single week for needed universal  rest and. social chaos would ensue.  ��������� ���������   GREAT        GRANITE       TURRET  BUILDING AT HALIFAX.  Gunners to be Protected and Work  Under' Orders From a Conning Tower.  Work was begun at Halifax recently on what is intended to be the  most formidable fortification in the  Western hemisphere. For a number  of years the British Government has  been strengthening the defences at  land  and  sea.     The  arma-  Bridget,  I am tired of your   carelessness.    Only look at all that dust  lying about on . the furniture;  six months old at the very  Bridget (very dignified): Then  no fault of mine. You knows  well, mum, that I ha.ve been  you onlv throe months.  it is  least,  it is  very  with  The world gets sufficient heat from  the sun in a year to melt a coat of  ice 46 feet thick all over the globe.,  Halifax,  ment of the garrison, which had become antiquated, was renewed with  modern guns of-high power, and the  British North American squadron,  whose summer rendezvous is at Halifax, has been increased from year to  year until now it includes some of  the finest warships in King Edward's  navy.  Within a few years after the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway, often spoken of as Britain's  military highway from ocean to  ocean, Esquimalt on the Pacific  coast was fortified too, and a garrison established there. This awakening to the tactical value of these  two widely distant points in the  Canadian .Dominion has aroused  much interest on both sides of the  border, but no explanation of it has  been vouchsafed other than the general one of the increasing importance  of Canada as an integral part of the  British Empire.  The active beginning of construction work has renewed public curiosity as to the details of the plan for  the new fortification, but as usual  tho authorities are reticent, and only a general outline of what is to.be  done has been made public so far.  But now spmo'additional particulars  have been ascertained in "an unofficial way and these serve to heighten  the interest in the great project. The  site selected is three miles west of  Herring Cove on the neck of land  that runs out on tho west' side of  the harbor into the Atlantic ocean  and terminates in Cape Sa'mbro.  " LOCATION OF THE FORT.  It was at first proposed to build  tho fort ��������� on the shore and have it  rise sheer above the sea after the  fashion formerly adopted by most  European countries, but this suggestion has been put aside and the  fort will ba located a short distanco  inland and will be hewn out of the  solid rock. The Imperial authorities  selected a. large granite cliff which  has a hollow in the centre. Tho  main part of the fort will be located  in this hollow with works to be constructed of cement, giving tlie appearance  of a solid  cliff.  It i$ said that in its general form  the fort will follow the design of the  armored turret of a modern battleship, and there will be other features  of the work that will follow out this  analogy  with a warship.  The main armament will consist  of sixteen guns, the authorities say.  but their exact calibre they decline-  to tell.  ���������These guiis will be fired by instructions from a conning tower, and the  men handling them will not be exposed. They will work, the guns from  below, getting the sight and other  directions from the conning tower.  The guns will of courso be of the  disappearing type.  The existing    fortifications  in and  about Halifax aro on no small scale  1 and their armament is of recent de  sign. Such extensive improvements  had been made of late years that the  port had come to be considered as  very strongly defended, but the new  works will be on a .scale that will  entirely overshadow the old ones.  ��������� + -  HE DIDN'T GET J3VEN.  Some people are philosophers enough to accept defeat gracefully ;  others nurse their wrath and spend  much time trying to get even.  A man came to a Chicago hotel  for*- ono day, and he took dinner outside with a friend. When he went to  pay his bill he ' found that he had  been charged for tlie meal. He protested strongly.  The clerk tried to explain that the  American plan was based entirely  upon time, and, if he chose to eat  elsewhere, it was his look-out ; but  the man would not be pacified. Ho  asked whether dinnsr was still on,  and was informed that it lasted until 9 p.m.  "Then I'll go and tackle it," he  exclaimed. "I've eaten one dinner  already, but I'm going to get my  money's'worth-out.of this old house,  or bust !"  He rushed into the dining-room,  grabbed a bill of fare, and ordered  everything he could think of, his sole  idea being to get even. What he  couldn't eat he messed up so,that it  would be of no uso to anybody, else.  When he got through the waiter  handed him a bill  for ������3.75.  "What's that-for ?" ho ..-.asked, in  surprise. -  "Your dinner, sir," said the waiter.      ���������'���������-������������������..������������������ r  '  "But I've already paid for it in  my bill," he protested. "I'm staying here on the American plan."  "Then you should have gone     to  the      other dining-room,"     said  tho  waiter;   "this is the European     plan   .  cafe."  The man paid the bill and walked  out, farther away than ever from  getting even.   -t-   THE THREE ENDS  OF   A  ROPE.-  An Irishman who was out of work  went on board a vessel  that was in  the harbor, and asked "the captain'if  he could find him work on tlie ship.;  Well, said the captain, at the same  time handing    the Irishman  a piece .  of rope, If you can find three    ends  to that rope you shall- have     some  work.  The Irishman got hold of one end  of the rope, and showing, it to the  captain,said: ���������  That's one end, your honor.  Then he took hold of the other  each and showing- it to the captain  as  before,   said  "And that's two ends, your honor.  Then, taking hold of both ends'of  the rope, he threw it overboard, sayr������  ing:  And, faith, there's an end to tha  rope, your honor!  He was engaged.  She said I was to return all her  letters. Did you? I.coaxed her to  make it up with me. How could I  let her know I hadn't kept them?  Enjoyed your party, Bobby? Yes*  ma. Well, what little girls did you  dance with? Oh, I didn't dance; I  had three fights downstairs with  Willie Richardson, and I licked him  every time.  Each inhabitant of London spends  on an average $5.25 a year for gas*  as against an average of ������1.50 hg  other British towns.  V   \  . v    V   >   \  -v   V  v.   \ ,\. \   \   V   V   ������.   V   \  *   * JWtiiVljlJ.U *   li.^~  ������������������.������-J'*lai*t.1������fli,������i~*i*tl������* *.' ii*,i,������.������.< ������,-������*.������.  THE MINING, REVIEW���������Saturday, August 3, 1901.'  Involving Half a Million.  A Poor Excuse.  An alderman tried to defend the present council's expenditures in tlie presence of the editor the other day, on the  ground they were less than those of  previous coun'ciIs. Yes; but so are the  necessities for those expenditures, the  population and tlie ability of the people  to pay taxes less than they were years  ago. The first council for instance paid  per year for  Chief of Police...................... $ 1,200  Clerk, &c...     1,020  Treasurer '..         100  Total...;.............. $2,320  As will be seen in another column  Phoenix gets this work done for $1000, so  that Sandon's first councils, as we used  to point.out at the time, wasted yearly  in these offices $1,320 of the people's  money. Sandon'6 present council in  these items spends $2,020, or with their  eyes open wastes $1,020 of the taxes of  the people. These items for the. four  years make a total of $4,680. That with  the waste on the flume this year makes  nearly our total deficit, and is the cause  of the city's bankruptcy. If the lost  taxes of the first years had been placed  to the credit of the sinking fund, and  our councils had run the place as Phoenix is being run, instead of being bankrupt now Sandon should have fiom  $2,000 to $4,000 cash in the bank. Alderman Duffy, for instance, would rather  fie;lit for "the union" at the council  than look into such matters.  The creat strike at Pittsburg between  the steel workers and the men continues, with appearances as if the employers were gaining ground. It is regret-  able that such troubles should arise  from such a cause. Wages or hours are  not at all in the dispute. The unions  want to force the employers to make  certain mills union, and the employers  positively refused to do it. To most  people it would seem the employers  should be allowed to run their mills as  they see proper, so long as they pay  proper wages and do not work their  men unfairly. Troubles arising in this  way will yet force tho legislatures to  act decisively for the country's welfare.  One of the most important suits which  have been entered since the celebrated  War Eagle and Center Star mining suit,  will come up for a hearing at the next  sitting of the. supreme Court in October,  The case arise3 out of an action entered by S. S. Taylor, K.C., on behalf of  the Star Mfning Co., of Sandon, owners  of the Heber Fractional and Rabbit's  Paw claims adjoining the Slocan Star,  for $500,000 against the Byron N. White  Co., owners of the Slocan Star. The  latter company are following a lead, the  apex of which they claim is on their  property, whereas the Star Mining Co.  claim that the apex is on the Heber  Fraction.  Tiie plaintiffs state that large quantities of extraordinary high grade ore has  of late been taken from their property  by the people of the Byron N.' White Co.  The suit involves the difficult and  complex question of the apex/arising  under the old mining law, as all these  claims were staked in the years 1891-02,  and the properties in question are some  of the most valuable in the .Slocan. A  receiver and an injunction has been applied for in connection with the suit.  Another interesting law suit arising1  ont of a minim*; transaction will come  up at the October assizes, which has already been the subject matter of four  diflerent actions in the Supreme Court.  A writ has been issued by S. S. Taylor,  K.C., on behalf of Alex. Sproat and. F.  Mcdnnef:, of New Denver, against C. F,  Caldwell, of Kaslo, E. S. Sawyer, of  Toronto, and William Chaplain, of St.  Catherines, claiininc the wrongful disposal of a portion of the ore of the Marion mine, sacked and on the wharf at  New Denver.- The plaintiffs ask an injunction ajrainpt the defendants from  disposing of the balance of the ore at  the mine, and damages for ore already  taken and the appointment of a receiver  to hold the monies realised from the ore  already sold, pending the result of the  action. This ore was ���������'he subject of an  action lately tried at the Supreme Court  in Nelson, wherein Marino was the  plaintiff and Sproat and Mclnnes were  defendants.���������Nelson Miner.  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.  lvlI]NrH]P^S,  Gold Seal White Rubber Coats    |Hip'Rubber Boots, leather, solef'  Black and Yellow Oil Coats;  ���������     j Knee Rubber Boots, leather so'i|  . Blankets, Pillows, Quilts, etc.  . CALX AND GET OUR PRICES.  J-L G-ie  tz3X  JLC /JL _Lj  RECO AVENUE.  8  \  ?���������:���������  OS  ������!  tin  w  m  m  l  II  Theo. iladson  ���������J|T Af  FACTORY  IWTV/  BAKER STREET,       NELSON, B. C.  COFFEE ROASTERS'  Dealers'in TEA AND COFFEE.  We are ofi'erine at the lowest prices  the best erades of Ceylon, Indiu, China  and Japan Teas. " .  For Prices see Nelson daily papers.  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  Kootena/ Coffee Co.,  P. 0. BOX 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON, B.C.  Certificates of Improvements. -  NOTICE.  Daniel, Gordon, Gait, Donnelly and Crawford  Fractional Mineral Claims.  Situate in the Sioenn Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located: adjoining the City of Sandon on the North  West.  Take notice that the Urban Mining Company  Limited, Nou-Personal Liability, Free Miner's  Certificate No. B 52337. intends 60 days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of each of the  above claims  A:id further take notice that action under  Section 37 mustbe commenced before the issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 'J8th day ol June, 1901.  ,    Thk Ukba.n Miniko Company, Limited,  ���������NoN-PuuHoN.u, Liability-.  Certificates of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Morning Sun and SUogo mineral Claims.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Koofenay District. Where located: In the  forks of Sandon creek, near the Slocan Star.  Take notice Ihat I, wm. S Drewry, acting as  agent for tbe Byron N. Whito Co., Ltd., Free  Miner's Certificate No. Il ���������������&?&, intend, sixty  days from the date hereo', to apply to the  Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtainiug a Crown  Grunt of each of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must bo commenced before the issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 4th day of July, A. D. 1901.  W, S. Dl'.EWKY.  We carry a. complete line of fishing tackle���������the large||{  aud finest stock in the Slocan.  v  At Cost and Less Than Cost  ��������� We have a fine stock of Men's Boys', Ladies' .and .Children':|  Boots and Shoes which will be sold at cost and under, in order to mak<l  room on the-shelves for our groceries.   ! We have oh hand a 'goocjj  selection of the best makes. ���������       ���������'���������.-  Gody Avenue.  JALLAND BROS  Dealers in -PJeafi  AT SANDON  ROSSLAND, NELSON, KASLO, PILOT BAY, THREE FORKS, SLOCAN CITYg  Iiave your work done by experienced hands.    We are up-tc  date mechanics, skillful in our  b>  Paper Hanging, Painting  Kalsomining and Signs.  Samples of room" mouldings of artistic designs.  THE PAPER  * HANGER.

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