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Array \,   ___.^_\  ^st^- as^  4\  .>V'VV0L. 4.���������NO. 29."'  SANDON, B. C, DECEMBER 20, 1900.  $2.00 PEE YEAR.  "Santa Glaus."  "Santa Ciaus" who is of modern  times, in all European countries, expected 'to be very kind to the children  on Christmas eve, is none other than St.  Nicolas, so much reverenced by. tlie  Roman Catholics and Russian churches.  It is generally supposed he was one of  the eaily bishops orilyra in Lycia and  a confessor of faith in the last persecution under Maximiuian.   He is said  , to have lived until the Council of Nice,  and was one of that great' assembly.  There is, however, some doubabo ut  this latter statement.  As several churches of Constantinople  were dedicated to him in the reign of  Justinian, he must have lived before the  time of that ruler.   He is regarded in  , Catholic countries as the especial patron  of the young. In former times, in England, a feast in his honor was celebrated  on the 0th of December, when lie was  said to have on every occasion distributed many presents among the good  children of the schools. Later, in their  wisdom, the people switched'off the  anniversary of the feast till Xmas eve,  when the o'ld gent with an abbreviated  name "Santa Olaus," disponses gifts  with a still more liberal hand, often  untieing presents to bad as well as good  children. He appears to go, as the  young man goes, west, and even stopped off on Monday night at Sandon,  where we fear he did not limit his  liberality to good boys and girls only,  We venture ,to say some who were not  so good shaied in his unquestioned  liberality. .rV*"v";"'      ������������������������? \  THE LOCAL GRAFT.  As far as we know Mr. C. M. Wilson,  of Sandon, was the only applicant at  Nelson from the Slocan for un assayer's  license that succeeded. Howard, West,  of'New Denver, of course, is licensed, as  his former standing guaranteed it for  him. lt was a case of many were called,  but few were chosen.  As3-  CONSULT  W. J. Harvey,  F. O. M. C. I.  f'{  Professor of Ophthalmology,  Doctor of Opticts  and Scientific Optician  about those headaches,., pains in  the eyes, eyes crossed or diverged,  double or indistinct vision, loss of  musclar power, errors of refraction or. fitting of spectacles that  are absolutely, correct at Geo. B.  Knowles''.' Jewelry Store, until  Saturday, January 5th. Hours,  10 to 12 and 2 to 5. <  Miss McCrea went over to spend Xmas  with friends in Nelson.  The Ivanhoe' bunkhouse was slightly  damaged by a small slide,  H. Uiegerich received, this week, a  carload of St. Charles cream.  Ward McDonald-is spending a few  holidays.in Sandon this week.  The K. of P.'s will likely have a ball  some time in tlie near future.  Mr. Sullivan, of tho Reveistoke public  school, is visiting friends here.  Thos. Brown opened up his new store  this week and is ready for business.  E. H. Trueman goes to Kaslo in a few  days, taking his camera with him. ���������  Miss M. English, school teacher, is  spending the Xmas holidays at Kaslo.  A big masquerade dance took place at  the Brewery hotel on Monday  evening.  Miss Dovelle arrived on Xmas day to  spend some days visiting her sister, Mrs.  Dwyer.  Whitewater and Three Forks held  very successful Xmas trees on .Christmas eve.  A man dressed in woman's clothes  caused some amuseuent on the street,  Christmas day.  P. Burns & Co. gave away turkeys to  the poor people of Nelson, so they might  enjoy a good Christinas dinner.  * D.J. McLachlan now has the rink  ready for the ice, and Cliffe's bookstore  has the best of hockey goods ready for  hockeyists.  '., Mre^ Archie.McDonald was theYfortun-  iite winner of the $25 dinner, set at the  drawing of the Hunter-Kendrick store  on'Xmas day.  Every one around Sandon  canno,t> be  ', broke when Melvin,   tha Jeweller,'  imported a diamond at $125 the other day  for a Sandon party.  It was decided at the Rossiand courts  that the   estate   of   Scott   McDonald,  j valued at nearly a milliom,    was  to be  divided among his heirs.  The attendance at the rink dance was  not as large as expected, but a pleasant  time was enjoyed by those who were  there. Refreshments were served at the  latter part of the evening,  That grim messenger, Death, is ever  present and spares neither young nor old  and is no respector of seasons. This  time he visited the residence of Mr. Eli  Taylor, and Mina M., a promising young  girl and a general favorite with all  acquaintances, is no more. She died on  Saturday and was buried on Monday in  tlie New Denver cemetery. It is hard  to part with the young people from the  time they commence to smile on their  mother's Irnee; but doubly so when  they reach the age of Mina, and commence to assure as she did a bright and  useful womanhood.  Mr. Frank Harmon, of the firm of  Harmon Bios., of Knmloops, B. C, in  his letter to Prof. W. J. Harvey, F. O.  M. C. I., of Toronto, makes the following statement: Before applying to you  for treatment, my eyes were giving so  much trouble and causing so much pain  that I had decided to give up my black-  smithing bussiness, as the glow of the  forge and bending under horses were so  hard on them. I had consulted the best  eye.doctors on the Pacific coast nortlvof  San Francisco, and they could give me  no help, but I am pleased to say that by  the aid of the spectacles which you  prescribed for me, lam able to work all  day. at the fire, and the finest work without occassining the least inconvenience  and am entirely free from the head and  eye aches and general defects of sight  from which I formerly suffered. I have  been wearing your glasses for nearly,  three years and cannot express the  thanks I feel. ������������������'���������.....'  DR*  Used .in Millions of Homes���������40 Years the  standard. A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder;  Superior to every other known. Makes  delicious cake and pastry, light, flaky biscuit,  griddle  cakes ��������� palatable   and   wholesome.  PRICE  BAKINQ POWDER   CO.,  CHICAGO.  Note.���������Avoid baking powders made from  alum. They look like pure powders,  and may raise the cakes, but alum  .is a poison and no one can eat food  mixed with it without injury to health.  fllNES AND niNINQ.  Geo. W. Hughes is the owner of the  Sunset, and it has commenced to ship.  The ore shipments from Whitewater  were: Whitewater mine 43>������ tons and  the Bell 3.  The Sovereign mine is now picking up  well. It has two feet of ore in two of  the tunnels.  McGuigan ore shipments for themonth  were: Eambler, 160 tons; Antoine, 32;  Surprise, 18>������.  The Payne, . this week, declared itR  usual quarterly dividend of 3 percent,  making 12 per cent a year, and promises  to live to pay many more.  ' Large preparations are being made  by the English owners of the Mountain  Con for extensive work this winter.  Large stocks of all kinds of supplies are  being sent up to the mine.  Well Merited.  A caso of meritorious success is   the  immense circulation of that great weekly newspaper, the Family Herald and  Weekly Star, of Montreal,  for,  inaddi-  tion  to   giving the   biggest  and  best  family weekly on the continent,   they  include pictures that alone could not be  purchased   for   double    the    amount  charged for paper_ and  pictures.   This  season they are giving two most beauti-  fuTpictures, that are sure to be appreciated.    "CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE"  is  one  of  them,   and   is' certainly  a  beautiful    piece   of  work,       "HOME  FROM THE WAR" is a picture that at  once   wins   its   way   to   tho   hearts of 7  Canadians.   The  Family  Herald   and  Weekly Star for a year,  with these two  pictures, for one dollar, is marvellous. Tie Pride Of The Eye.  "You. arc sure there is nothing' else  you want, Arthur ?"  "Quite certain, father, I'm perfectly comfortable.','  and sixty years old,' Cranston," said  tho  Colonel  suddenly.  "1 should never havo taken you for  that." ���������  "Oh,, I don't mean that, but when  I sit here opposite you, I think I see  your father again���������you are so like  him���������and    I seem  to    be  a boy once  "Well, don't read too much, try to j more and forgot I have a daughter  sleep a little," and with a .kindly who is to como out 'this winter. What  glance back, my father steps through a splendid-looking' chap Harry Crans-  the door. ton���������your      father,  I "~��������� mean���������was !���������a  Reclining in. my padded armchair, I, *ace, a Jew would take on. trust, and  eannct keep back bitter  thoughts as \ ^   strong  as   Samson."  my eye  travels round my room; it ia     ' "Excuse me, Colonel," I interrupted,  hung with dark silk curtains to soften   "You have just one daughter, haven't  the  light;  on  the    floor    is a carpet  which deadens all sound; and though  ,it ia only early autumn, a fire smoulders in  the grate, from before  which  Dick,    my   littlo    fox-terrier,   blinks  honestly  up  at   me.  I rise, adjust my crutch', and hobble over to the window, .pull aside tho  curtains and look out. Miyf father is  just disappearing. Along the road,  fifty yards away, are cantering a  man and a woman. How I wish I  could still ride my Arab! If my. eye  does not deceive mo, this couple are  ' young and in the first flush of the  real enjoyment of life. As they  . sweep past the gate, the girl raises  her eyes, and they must have met  those of tho young fellow, for she  turns her face away liikei a flash. But  already 'they are behind the hedge,  and out of,view. With the aid of my  crutch again I make my way back to  a. long low lounge near tho fire, and  get slowly settled on it. I give myself up to my wistful thoughts.  My memory goes baok  to the time  when  I   had     just  left   tho   military  you?"  "Yes, Violet is all I have left now.'1  She is in (England at present finishing her education. She would have  been here a.year ago, bui took some  fad about getting a training in hospital nursing. She will sail for  Montreal a week from to-day. That's  her picture over there on the mantel." ���������  I got up and stepped over to the  fire-place.     > '-  "We just got that about a month  ago, I thought you had seen it."  went on Colonel Nelson, "and Violet  writes that they tell her in England  it is very ILke hor. She does not seem  to  have changed much."  All this time I was looting at the  photograph only half hearing what  was said. The features were those  of a gird abouL twenty, they were  not remarkable for their regularity.  The face was oval and refined, but  tho striking thing was���������I hardly know  how to describe it���������the extraordinarily fascinating and interesting expression, at once swoel and resolute.  "When did you say she' was coming  homo?"   lasted,   laying  the  porcrait  eollege, and  roLurned home, proud o������  my appointment,  to a lieutenancy in I aside  the Royal Canadian Infantry.      I had |     "She sails next Thursday."  lowing my return to the city.   Mrs:  Nelson   came  into   the  drawing-room  in a moment.  "Wliy, how do you do, Captain Cranston ? I am. so glad to see you, but  so sorry you were out of town the  other evening. ' How, ia your father ?"  I was sorry, too. However Mrs. Nelson. I don't need to ask.,you how| you  are," I added, "for I have eyes."  . "You are still the flatterer, Captain. I am so sorry, Violet1 is unwell  to-day, has a dreadful headache, and  cannot appear."  I was sorry too However. Mrs. Nelson asked mo for dinner ithe following  evening.  This time we did meet. I think: I  see her now. She was tall, noticeably  tall, even among the tall women of  to-day. But she was no lath of a  girl. Her    figure      was    already  rounded. Her carriage, upright and  easy, appealed to the soldier's eye.  Her1 hair was almost blacik, her skin  dank, but clear, and tho tide of  blood ebbed and flowed through her  cheeiks. But it was her eyes which  betrayed the mystery of that strangely interesting expression I had wondered at' in her photograph. They  were hazel. A thousand lights flashed from them at once. Passion and  modesty were both there. One moment I saw gentleness, the next, resolution. A certain hauteur and graci-  ousneas   kept  strange  company.  "Violet," Mrs. Nelson was saying,  "this is Captain Cranston, a very old  friend of ours."  "You aro a horseman, Captain  Cranston, I think I heard mother  say. There is just time before dinner, and if it is not too dark would  you mind giving me your opinion of a  new horse father has just bought tne.  One of the most dangerous and repulsive forms of  Kidney Disease is  for which Dodd's Kidney  Pills are the only certain  cure.' In Dropsy the Kidneys are actually dammed  up, and the water, which  should be expelled in the  form of urine, flows back  and lodges in the cells of  the flesh and puffs out the  skin. Remove the filth  which plugs up the drain.  Restore the . Kidneys to  health. There is only one  Kidney Medicine  been   offered     on  graduation   a com-!     "And she has been in Germany, was] He said that before he closed the! bar-  mission in tne Engineers in the Im  perial service, but preferring to remain in Canada, had accepted the  nomination to our own native corps.  My section or tie regiment was  ��������� fcatkmed al Toronto, and thither I  went to join it. As when I was at  college, I had plenty of money, for  my mother's death five years before  had loft mo a comfortable fortune.  This enabled me lo enter into the  social life of the city���������a side of ox-  'istence of which I have always been  very fond. The officers of lhe garrison never suffered from any laok of  invitations, either, for the scarlet  tunic seems to catch a lady's eye.  I soon felt quite at home and enjoyed my life immensely in the provincial  capital. I had a certain amount of  work to do; I ate well, drank well,  and paid as much' attention to the  other sex as was good for me.- But  any flirtations I indulged in never  went beyond flirtations; and I remember laughing lo myself and rallying my brolher-officors, when, a  few weeks after meeting some girl  or other whoso face had scrucik them,  they would suddenly begin to talk  seriously of marriage, and abouti how  a fellow really ought to settle down-  that is to 3ay if they wore successful wooers, which by no means always happened.  One of the best known men in  Toronto was Colonel Nelson, a veteran  of the Raid of '6G, and a chum of my  father's since boyhood. When I  first arrived in the oity tho Colonel  invited mo to come and see Mrs.  Nelson and himself whenever I felt  inclined. I very often took advantage of his hospitality. I had been  spending the evening, with them one  June. day and he and I were sitting  smoking a cigar after dinner. We  had been talking over the situation  in South Africa, on whose horizon the  war clouds were already gathering.  Then a pause had come.  "I can't believe I am between fifty  it, or  France ?"  The Colonel looked at me. "In England,   at   Cheltenham,"  he   added.  I excused myself early, but in going out met Mrs. Nelson, in the hall.  "I am afraid you' must find it dull,  Captain, let me congratulate you;  this is the first time I have seen you  since your promotion, since you ceased to bo Lieutenant Cranston���������iwh'at  was I saying ? Oh, yes; I'm afraid you  must find it dull here, for we are  gelling old, and lhe house is quiet,  but perhaps in the autumn it will  be  livelier."  "Dull!" I answered, "not a bit, Mrs.  Nelson, There is no place in Toronto  where I feel so much at home. I always prefer old friends to new ones."  "I hope you will not forget us when  we come back in the fall from1 Murray  Bay."  "Oh, yor are going to spend the  summer thore ?"  "Yes, the Colonel and I are to meet  Violet in Montreal, and then take her  wilh us to Murray Bay for July and  August."  "I shall not forgot your invitation," I said as I bade them good  night.  gain, he wanted you to see her. He  is not home yet, so I just thought I'd  ask you myself. l But perhaps you  don't feel like going out again?" she  concluded, giving me a curious, half-  shy looik.  "On the contrary," I answered at  once, "nothing would give mo moro  pleasure. My horse and my profession are the two things I am fond  of."  So off wo started to inspect the  new, mount, which turned out to bo a  splendid beasl. The best pari of it  was that Miss Nelson accepted) an invitation to go out riding the next  afternoon.  During dinner the talk centred in  South Africa. The Colonel insisted  that if war brake out, Canada must  send troops.  "I know," h'e said, "two men who  will go if they have to swim: there;  one is called Cranston and the other  Nelson."  "The idea!" laughed Mrs. Nelson,  but   with  some  alarm   in   her   voice.  "We'll go together, Colonel," said  I.  "You may, my boy, but I'm afraid  I'm  too  old.    They'd never take mo,"  he answered wilh a glum look, and  Aparl from a nolico in a society! an amused glance at his wife,  paper lo tho effect that, "the charm-; The next clay Violet and I had our  ingly interesting daughter of Colon-' ride. My Arab was put to it to ikeep  el and Mrs. Nelson, had returned to Pace with her mare. As we swept  Canada, and was spending the gay; along Forest Hill Road, and then  summer months' at tho bains-de-mer away across the breezy common, I  at Murray Bay," I heard nothing of let Violet get a little bit ahead, so  the Nelsons till they reached Toron-1 that I could watch , her splendid  to  again   in  September.    . i figure as sho rode.      Sho had perfect  About the time of their return | control over her animal, and as I drew  privato business called me home for, up again to her, I saw the blood glow-  a couple of weelks, and while there an   ^g  -m her'face from1 the mad gallop  invitation     was  forwarded j���������^!? through the brisk autumn air. People,  Nelsons   to   a dance    at   their   house. ,...���������,��������� , ., ��������� ,'  Presumably Miss Nelson was to come I noticed,  turned as  we scudded past  out.      Of course I was much! put out and  looked  after her.      They showed  at not being able to tneot the) original' their   good "sense,   if   not   their   good  of the  photograph. which  had so  interested   me,   Dut  I had   to   decline.  I called one afternoon the.week fol-  manners.      '  I had laughed at other men's heads  being turned in a few. weeiks at tho  sight of a pretty girl. I had to include myself in the laugh now. But  this time I found it was no laughing  matter. It'was no weaik' sentimental  feeling I bore towards Violet. I  wanted to 'be near her; my heart'  throbbed wildly' whenever I saw her.-  I dreamt of her at night; I woike up in  the morning thinking of her; I could  read nothing; every printed page turned into a picture oX hor. This could  not go on long; nor did it. At the  end of a month' I had offered her all  a man can r offer a woman. Her,  answer was to lay her head upon my  shoulder.  Everything went well. Colonel  Nelson was extremely kind. What he  said I have no intention of repeating. They wero tho words ot the  Canadian gentleman that ho is.  Shortly after our engagement a  nephew of the Colonel's came to visit  them. He was a fine looking chap,  a big fair-haired follow with blue  eyes. I saw at once that he found his ,  cousin very attractive, and this fairly set me wild. It ia said that people are apt to admire their opposiles,  and I was silly and jealous enough'  to fear that Violet might be estranged from me. Tho very sight of Frank'  Hamilton made me sulky and 3ilent  and savage. I was rude to him, churlish and snappy. I don't know, whether he understood or not, but anyhow,  he continued his debonair attention*  to Violet. The war had already  broken out, and I had volunteered for.  service to Africa. ' If I wero not accepted, I determined upon being married al once. Of course if I were to  go lo the Transvaal, il would be senseless and unf.iir lo :isk Viulel lo consent to our immediate union. I went  up to tho Nelson's that vory evening.  Violet met mo in the porch alone.  "There is something I want you to  promise me," I said, as we went into  the  drawing  room.  "What is it, Arthur?"  My blood leapt as I looked at her.  She was dressed for the theatre. Her  fine figure was seen'to perfectibn in  a tight fitting gown of dank-colored  silk, which exactly suited her rich,  southern complexion; and over all  the picture glowed the subdued red  light from a shaded table lamp.  "I want you to set our wedding  day," I answered, "for some time  within the next two months."  "Oh, I can't do that, no," and she  gave me a very decided look.  ',   "Why not?".  "I couldn't possibly, be ready; just  think, only eight weeks, and so muchf  V*  V  \ ��������� I'  '������������������     rtj'  i>  :\  0  r  ' !  \\  ,    , >\  A  l\  . tj  ���������rt?  &,  ''I    :;, i  'i  v  * fl  !T  !;l   '<  <- ' ���������  >?  !���������'  \',  1 ������.<  '.,h  r  r-"  'v\  I- rt;JI  ���������- i  ������������������1 K  f.      i .  r ,' <  ���������/v  I  l-  ^  l\  T������ i:l  l  1  F i'  \y  Alt Japan teas are colored  I  CEYLON GREEN TEA  is pure'and uncolored.  DONTS  FOR CHRISTMAS.  iDon't  send  your gentleman  adorer  a good toothpick.   He may have false  teeth.  Don't send your pastor embroidered  flippers. To travel the straight and  narrow path requires hobnailed shoos.  Don't buy your daughter a piano,  and your'wife a wash tub. If you re-  Yorse the ������jrder, you will do justice  to "both.  Don't  place your oxpcctations of a  Christmas gift too high. You may have  ��������� to put your foot in your stocking tD  find  an3'lhing in it.  Don't   make   your  friend   a present  and be disappointed because he doesn't  give  something.     Perhaps  you    havo  .'nurprised >him.  Don't give presents to people not  quite so prosperous as 3'ourself and  tell them not to reciprocate because  they can't afford to make prosenls.  Re just before you are generous. Pay  your debts before you 'buy presents.  Your creditors may consider that they  have received an unexpected gift.  Don't give your boy a drum and forbid him beating it, nor your daughter  ' a horse   and order  her  not   to , tako  it out of the stable without your permission.  A STRANGE MEDICAL CASE.        I  A curious'case has occurred in one  of the Paris hosptials, which is exciting much comment in modical circles.  Some time ago a woman named Le-  gros, 55 years of age, was found lying  in  a road  in a state   of insensibility  and    absolutely    rigid.   She  was 'removed by   (he police  u>  lhe hospital,  where for three'weeks she remained  in the same stale.    The doctors then  decided she  was  dead,  and had  been  so  since   sho  was  found,  the preser-  vation of her body being due lo the i  amount1 of alcohol'she had imbibed  ���������dow't ''BCial'aac'D  yon ubIc for, NAMELY      '  anything that ia offerorl you, but aeo that you |{ot what  0*lE!���������J5TX.CSXO" ,*2I7JE3jak., the peoplo's flrao ohoico.   It haa become Kobccauso  it is  boat to,bo had.,'. Lead Packets,   25. 30, 4������,  Pair Canadians ;  Thecpolicy    of  your * newly-elected  e^of,V3 VaV������r ������������, l.radc -^tiliQ the  offr       T* V"    Patriotism approves  ������,i ,��������� ' f-^ that MWef J ap  peal to your dainty taste and ground  my faith on QUA LIl'Y.     If y ������u   t*������  S���������JUld Ind!*? machine-made  SEW ^u8 y.ou wlM miss something.  \\hat? lhe impurities imparted to  Japan    and    China   greens  bv     thP  KOLLIMG Think , of  this.      Blue  Ribbon, Monsoon and Salada packets  are   on   sale.-Colonist. '  ORIGINAL   .  ^���������YhatJ������ y������u ihinkt said Miss Kit-  tisli to Miss Frocks. JSthel is actually  going   to   marry   the  man  she  loves!  ������  j L?lways was an  original girl  added Miss Frocks. , B    '  Poultry, Butter, EgSS and oth  If you have any correspond with ��������� We ^Zc^ot^OS  *���������*���������(.������.   n-% to  suPP'y  our trade ���������""'-WADS  I^Paw^r Commission Co   ,,���������,* ��������� r      ���������'  ' ^������*> i-imited. Toronto.  TOO  EARLY.  Tomson���������Say," old man, why don't  you join our club? *  Jonson���������I've only been married six  months. Coma around a year or so  from' now.  BELIUVKD IN THE THEORY.  Mrs.    Bacon���������Do     you    believe   tho  moon shining on a person will make  him silly ?  ���������Mr. Bacon���������I guess so; you know I        proposed   to   you   in    the"   moonlight,    PILE    CURE  dear.  To send for our  Comploto Catalogue of 'Shoot  .Vujlo nnd Uooka  Willi Spooial rates  of dlsoount.  WHALEY,  ROYCE&Co.  158 Yong-o St.  Toronto, Ont,  TORONTO CUTTING SCHOOL7^   Latest, up-to-date, reliable Bysteins taught, Ifor"��������� til'  mens carmen's.   Terms moderate.  Wril��������� for krSc*  THE SOLUTION  OF.-METALS.  A Russian chemist  lias Cound that  ooppsr is dissolved by aui.alkaline solution   o������  gelatin,   the  copper    going  inlo solution as colloidal copper. This  old rule that tho metals are insoluble  im water is  being widely disproved���������  solutions   of  metallic   gold,    mercury  and silver, and  now  of, copper, having been prepared quila recently. In  all'"these  the , metals    are in   a very  /fine', condition, but aro true  metallic  solutions.  ���������       o  NIGHTINGALE LIVES  ON DRONES.  A  French   naturalist  asserts     that  nightingales devour   the drones of a  - beehive, and never attack the.workers.   e,   "WE'LL TAK' A' CUP 0' KINDNESS."  .Though Women's   minds, like Winter  ��������� winds,  May shift and  turn an' a'that,  To love of Scandal, Tea and friends���������  They're   Constant still,   for  a'that!  An' so awa'  wi* Foreign  Teas,  Boon wi' Japan an'7a'''that!  Ceylon Green Tea  they loe'  the best,  And wha' a Crime daur ca'  that?  TO CP������i: A <*OLZ������ IX OSK DAT  ^.^J^Kativo B"V.������������������ <J*>i"io������ Tablets. All druireiw.  refund the mono/ if it fuils ro cure. RwSS  signature is on eaohbor.       2j<, , ' urt,r<-'������  PASSIVELY ACTIVE.  Skitts doesn't  do an earthly thing,  doos  ho ?  Yes;    ho     makes   everybody    that  kows him talk about how lazy he is.  FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS,  ME3  WIUSLOVS   SOOTHING   SYRUP   j...   ,  1* rh ,h*/.������ft?'13 Ule,K,"**s. -"Inysp^lo. cure, wind ������o &s  1 '..������ihB b?".t ������?"*ody for d.arrhoo.i, 26c a bottle Snld  ST. t.'i,'1���������^'-810, thr������"!*>'������<* 5 ">e world. Bo sureand1 ������k  for "Mrs. Wlnslow's Sootniug Syrup." "  PERHAPS NOT.  Uncle   Josh.���������The     detectives  they'll bring the crime home to  criminal.  Uncle  Silas���������I  reckon     they   won't  find him, at home.  say  the  1:1:  For it's the tea, aboon. the  lave,  lhey   dearly  loe',   an'  a' that-  Blue Ribbon, and Salada, too,  And braw Monsoon, an' a' that���������  Uecause, you see, 'twirt you an' me,  Japan,  the Lino they dr'a' at,  Hot sym-e the first are British Teas,  ���������lhey loe" them weel, an' a' that!  Though some may  prate o'ilther  tea  _.AnT ^aunt Japan, an* a' that���������  l-he Lassies say they'll hae their way,  An   drink Ceylon for a' that!  For a' that, an' a' that���������  Aw"' Japan, an' a' that���������  The bonni-o teas they loo' the best  Arc Empire Grown,  an' a', that!  Tho above suggestion, from a fair  Canadian correspondent, "with apologies to Burns," has been gratefully  received and immediately adopted by  ���������Colonist. ' ���������     .���������.  I������ATIEIOTE<:.  Fair Canadians; 1  Your brothers and lovers are re-'  turning ,'covered with glory. The  whole empire attests the credit of  their achievements. In Africa they  met their cousins���������the: British tea  planters'���������also fighting for the cause.  Dear Cousins ; You can aid the comrades of your soldier brothers. Try  Ceylon and India GREEN teas, if you  now drink Japans. Leave the rest  to your dainty palates. Salada,  Monsoon, and Blue Ribbon packets  await you.���������Colonist.  MONTREAL" I^TeL^QmECTOnV; ^  The '��������� Balmoral," free Bus $m&������  c I>er day.  A BD3DLESS WORLD.  Al French naturalist asserts that if  the world should become birdless man  would not inhabit! it after nine years'  time, in apite of all tho sprays and  poisons that could be manufactured  for the destruction of insects. ��������� The  insects and slugs iviould simply eat all  the orchards and crops in that  time.  "���������Thore in moro Catarrh in Mils sootion of tho  country than all other disoasea put together,  nnd until tho last tew years wassupposod to bo  incurable. For a groat many yoars doctors pro-  nounood it a local disease, and prescribed local  remedies, and by constantlyfailing to euro with  local treatment, pronounced it incurable. Sci-  onco has proven catarrh to bo a constitutional  disease, and therefore requires constitutional  treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured  by F. J. Cheney Si Cy.t Toledo, Ohio, is the only  constitutional cure on the markot. ,16 is taken  internally in doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the blool. lind mucous  surfaces of tho system. They offer one hundred do lars for any case it fuils to euro. Send  for circulars and testimonials.  Address.    F. J.CHEN15Y/&CO.J Toledo.O  Sold by Druggist". 75c.  Hall's Family Pills are the best:  Atrial package.of Cox's Positive.    ��������� - '  Cure for Piles will bo sent' free to ;  .'any addrosn on receipt of two dent ntamp.    No knife, no'  greasy salvo.   Address, THE HUTCHING :   FRPF  M15D1CINE CO., Toronto, Ont.  and fade'd. Suits would look bottcr dyed. 'If no agent  of ours in your town, writo' direct, Montreal, Hor 158.  .: BRITISH AMERICAN   DYEING  CO.  :���������'-������������������������������������������������������'���������'���������       '.MONTREAL.    -777'      -        ���������  MILLS, MILLS & HALES  Ilarrister-r*', etc.  Removed to Woaley BuildingB,  Richmond St. W.t Toronto.  Catholic Praysr B?,?I^M8������pu,.SS:  Keli^ious Pictures, Statuary, am! Church Ornauiento-  Kduoational Works. Mail orders receive prompt atttD,  tion.   ' D. & J. EADLIER & CO., Montreal,  " OJMB POUND CAKHS "  FOR      ���������BCOtTSSEfCOZ.-O       USH  Laundry, Washing Clothes, Ironing, Sealing Prerenreo.  PABAFFINH  IRISH AND TEA1.     1  ���������Belfast^ it is   said, is the greatest  dom e     y     tha United Kine-  ���������W.-P/.C 1054 *  THB QUBMN OITT OIL CO.,   Mmited.  Sam'l Rogera, Frest., Toronto  Ask your dealer for It.  V    WHY STEElj RiAILS BREAK.  In 1895 aateel rail on the . Great  Northern Eailway in England broke  into ,17 piecsa. causing a serious accident.. A coimmitteo of the- board of  trade, appointed to inveatigate the  eauac of the breakage, haa only recently made its    report;    after four  SENSITIVE LITTLE MACHINE.  A machine in the Bank of England,  for. weighing.sovereigns and half-sov-,  ereigns is so extromoly.sensitive that [  it caa denote a tenth' of a grain difference  in  tbeYtyoigh't of  a coin. ,It  automatically 'weighs' 20 coins  in    a  minute. The coins of full weight    it  throwBl to  the right and  the others  to  the  left.  CALVERT'S  CARBOLIC  For all skin ailments.  , C. Calvert & Co., Manchester, England  Sausage Caslng-a���������Now importations finest English  Sheep aud American Hog Casings���������reliable goods at  right prices.   PARK, BLACKWllLI. * CO., Toronto.  DOUQI-AS BROS..  121 Adslaide St.,  Toronto, Ont  STREET METAL  CORNICES  and   Sheet  Metal Works.  HOOFING SLATE, in Black,  RedorGreen. SLATEHLAUKBOARDS. (Wosupply  Public and High ScliooK Toronto). Roofing I'elt, Pitch,  Coal Tar, etc. ROOFING TILE (See Now City Build-  ings, Toronto, done by our (inn). Metal Ceilings, Cornices, etc. l������.-,tiniate3 furnished for m ort coniplete or for  materials shipped to any pnrt of lhe country. Phono 1963.  0. DUTHIE&SONS.Adelaldo&WldmerSts., Toronte  From Small  Beginnings .. .  Some of our Best Deposit Accounts  were begun in a modest way. By adding  small sums at regular, intervals, and by the  accumulation of interest, they have grown  till they now show handsome balances.  \ It is not necessary to wait till,you have a  considerable amount to make a commencement:' We accept small sums on deposit  and allow interest at 3*r per Oent. per  nnnum, payable half-yearly.  The Canada Permanent  AND WESTERN CANADA  MORTGACE CORPORATION.  Toronto Street, Toronto.  THE MOST NUTRITIOUS.  BREAKFAST-SUPPER. ������������������ur  THE MINING Review���������Saturday, December' 29, 1900.  The Mining Review.  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1000.  After all the returns came in it was  found Foley led McKane by only 65  votes in the late ��������� election. McKane  would at least have been second in lhe  race, if he had been in tlie field from the'  first; and if the contest took placeduring  the general elections, it ia hard to say  whether he or Galliher would have won.  Sandon is in a shape now in which it  requires the best and  most experienced  heads   in   the place   in   charge of civic  affairs; it is not a time  to experiment  with amateurs.   We owe   a  debenture  debt of .$15,000, and have some floating  liabilities, and no back taxes to apply on  the sinking fund, as the fire did a good  job for delinquents and destroyed all the  records.   With tlie town   but  partially  built up, streets and   sidewnlks  are to  construct, water and light to provide, for,  and most probably part of the school expenditure to provide'for, there is work  to do for  experienced   heads.   The Re*  view is desirous  simply, of   seeing   the  most capable men of the place grappling  with these and other   matters   that are  likely to crop   up   during   the  coming  vear.        * ���������    '  Here are some who think that because  bye-elections generally go with the government, there'is always a chance to  carry seats'in the ii.terest of the government elect, when vacancies are created  in constituencies carried by the opposition candidates. While this may be  true, we do not think public interests  are always well served by reverses.  Laurier will have on the opening of the'  House, a majority of over 40, and in the  interests of the country it is not well he  should have more. When governments  grow too strong they invariably grow  corrupt, so if the friends of the [  government want to save the reputation'  of their party, they will allow them to be  watched hy a healthy opposition.  The Lowcrys I and II appear to think  the only thing of any importance to the  community is the assurance they disbelieve in God, man and the devil.  There were those before them" who disbelieved in the truths of science, that  are now accepted by every one whose  opinions are of the least importance,and  so it will be to the end of time. It appears to ua, however, that all this is a  matter of bad tasts, if it is nothing  else. The majority of the people are  believers in what they profes3 to disbelieve, and their diatribes are in no respect likely to shake the faith of that  majority. Even if it did, it would accomplish no service for the world; but  when it is only butting heads, that have  at" least no brains to spare, against stone  walls, the public ask "What good?"  Sandon has not the lakes, agricultural  lands, or market gardens around it that  many other places possess; and is therefore, declared by many to be an indifferent place to reside in.    We have, however, as healthy a town   as   there   is in  the province, and absolute  'natural  assurances, it will ever remain   so   if   the  people take,but ordinary precautions.  We have a swift running stream through  the   place,   and   very   porous soil���������iwo  guarantees for perfect drainage for all  time, if the people only give ordinary  assistance to nature.    With a moderate  expenditure on wagon roads and trails,  access   to  and   from   the   surrounding  mines could readily  be had, making it  possible   for   the   miners   to keep their  wives and families here with but moderate   expense.   Ordiuary   enterprise   in  our city cuoncils should  accomplish the  rest guaranteeing uood schools, churches  and places of recreation and amusement  for young and old.  We have a permanent  pay roll to maintain  the backbone of a  healthy commercial  business, the only  guarantee of permanence in any mining  camp.    " C,'%-  IF YOU WANT  ANYTHING IN  CDijL-tl&ir-y  S't/OX^eS*  SlayBells  -j -  We can show you some nice lines in  these goods at reasonable prices.  HARRY NASH.  In the new stand, opposite C.P.R, depot.  J.   W.   BALMAIN,  Civil   Engineer,  Architect,  P. O. Box 170.  ���������  SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Etc.  W. S. DltKWRT  Sandon, B, C.  H. T. Twigs  Now Denver, B. C. -  COAL!  Everybody Wants  the Best Coal.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Laud Surveyors.  ' Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford St McNeil Code.  *  A. R. HEYLAND,  ENGINEER. ������  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  SANDON, B. C.  'j |  Try Lethbridge Coal, then vou will  have the best, and cheapest. This coal  will make the hottest and brightest fires,  besides it is 'earily handled, as it is very  clean.    We have it forall kindsof grates  ��������������� iL Cameron,  Some of the Kaslo citizens are worried  because Mayor McAnn has   been   voted  $500.   It is quite true   that   these small  towns   are  unable   to pay mayors   and  aldermen salaries.   In the  eastern provinces they are not allowed to do it, but  in Mr. McAnn's case there is a  distinct  exception.   If we are informed aright,  and we think we are, Kalso, during McAnn's term, has paid no solicitor's fees,  while all the surrounding incorporated  cities  have   naid   them,   and  quite as  much as' McAnn's  $500.   The   point is  simply this:   If Mr. McAnn has made a  good mayor in all other respects, and he  ' has   saved  Kaslo a $500   solicitor's fee,  there is no reason why he should not be  paid for his service as  well  aa   a  hired  solicitor is   paid.   Those   who   want to  carp   forjthe sake   of  carping,  can,  of  course,   find  consolation    in   pleasing  themselves; but this does not alter the  fact, Kaslo loses nothing, and may have  gained much by paying Mr. McAnn the  five hundred dollars.  There is, of course, nothing to be got  by dreaming, but at the same time the  progressiveness of the spirit of the west  suggests many wonderful things for this  part of the country in the next few years.  The man who would have suggested  thirty years ago the present railway systems of the Kootenay, or intimated that  roads could be operated on the elevations, and with the curves with which  they are, would have been laughed at as  a madman. But past conservatism has  not prevented present realities in these  particulars. Now there is projected a  tunnel from Silverton to Sandon, and  the end is not yet. It is a moral certainty the next thirty years will see all these  mountains   tunneled   and the  shortest  FOR SALE.  Mine, Mill and Smelter Supplies; Assavers'  Supplies; Hoisting Plants; Steim, Gasoline  or Horse-Power Machinery ol even- description supplied on the shortest possible" notice, at  the very lowest prices, direct from the nearest  manufacturers to you.  i *  The National  Ore  &  Reduction   Co.  '      APARTADO83.    DURANdO, MEXICO.  ;l- Highest cash paid'for Matte and Bullion.  -j-Writo for price list.     U. S. representatives,  igowurd Chemical Works, St. Louis/Mo., U.S.A.  D. CanioMl Davies & Co.,  Consulting and Analytical Chemists.  SOI.E OWNERS AND   PATENTEES   OF THIS  LATEST HANDY PROSPECTORS' SHELTER,  Apartado 83,     DURANQO, MEXICO.  Protests, the usual sequel to general  elections, are being indulged in in some  of the counties of Canada���������even' the city  of Victoria is indulging in the luxury.  This is gross foolishness, unless it can  be shown the successful candidates have  been unusually corrupt, which we are  convinced cannot be shown in Victoria.  RHEUMATISM  As experience stands, the  most promising way to treat an  old settled rheumatism is: to  set up the general health.  Whatever makes health, in  other respects, is good for  rheumatism.  We don't say it will cure it.  Sometimes it does; sometimes  it don't.  Your chance is better with  Scott's emulsion of cod-liver  oil than with anything else now  known.  By and by there will be a sure  cure; it will make a big noise  in the world when it comes  routes secured between all important  points in the Kootenays. There are several reasons why this should be so, and  the advance of engineering skill favors  it all. By this tunneling accidents will  be reduced to a minimum, speed will be  gained, cost of operation largely reduced  and undreamed of mineral wealth will be  exposed in the cuttings for the capitalist  and man of enterprise to work on.  Other reasons equally strong may be advanced for such enterprises, but theBe  alone commend themselves to the man  of enterprise.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary  Public, Etc.        , '*  Sandon, British Columbia.  The Denver House  0000  Headquarters for Travelling Men and  Miners.  - The Table Is first class.  The Bar is always stocked by the best  Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  v * > *  The Rooms are all that can be desirsd  for comfort.  NELSON & CO., Proprietors.  Established 1858.  M. R. Smith & Co.  flanufacturers of all kinds of  Plain and Fancy  wits m��������� irraim.  Victoria, b. c.  BRANCH-VANCOUVER, B. C.  v x-  \T-  y.M  V .'!  Our $5000  A Golden Year.  We'll send you a little to fy if you like.   ,  SCOTT & BOWNE,    Chemists, Toronto.  Mr. George E. Roberts, director of  the United States mint, predicts that  the world's gold production of the coming year will amount to a round million  dollars a day or at least $305,000,000 for  the year., He expects that the United  States will be the largest single gold  producer and in all probability yield  $94,000,000 of the total. The result of  the war in South Africa will almost  certainly prevent Africa from taking  first place and give this to the neighbor republic. Mr. 'Roberta,.; however,  expects Australia to prove a good second, with South Africa, well up, whilst  our own Dominion of Canada will also  increase its gold output very considerably as a result Of further Klondike  development. On the ��������� whole, 1901  promises to open the Twentieth century  with a world's record in gold production, i  This is the best value' in a  Lady's Diamond Ring  ever offered for $50.00.  The stones in these rings are  personally selected by us from  the cutters in Amsterdam,  and are absolutely perfect.  You will find this and  hundreds   of other styles  . illustrated in our new catalogue,   a  copy  of   which  '.will.be sent''ypu free. Y  fl  ;i  U  v  1/*  '���������V  DIAMOND HALL, Established 1854,  Yorige and Adelaide Sts.,  .'.(,!.������' I  i' ..���������  l  : >;<  ': liv  ".Ha  . '������������������,':'/���������: 'T  ������-n*.' THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, December 29, 1900.  1 '  ..'\  Tlie Best Vet.  it>  The latest strikes made in the Slocan,  and espeially in the Sandon portion of  it, are of the utmost importance to the  country, as they-all tend to prove the  ore bodies are not likely to soon play  out. .There appears to be a belt somewhat zincy, though still good ore, between 300 to 500 feet levelB, that on being  struck lowers the spirits of some;  but later operations show it is only a  belt, and that on dropping below it  again a quantity of me"tal" better than  ever before is reached. .  On the Bosun some days ago in their  lowest working they encountered a fine  body of ruby silver that has every  evidence of permanence.  Then still a later, find in the lowest  workings of the Queen Bess shows a  larger and richer body than any preceding it on that property.  The same is true oi tho Slocan Star.  In the shaft between  tunnels 5 and 6  ' they have the best metal and in a large  body; .they   have yet met with in that  property, which is Baying a great deal.  The late strike in  the Ruth in No. 5  tunnel is a full verification of all anticipations in this respect.   In a  1200-foot  tunnel at a vertical depth of about 250  feet they have encountered a two-feet  paystreak of the highest value yet met  with on that property.   As there is con-  pjderable wet in the working.Jit will take  time before fuller particulars  are available; but enough is known to assure the  owners they  have a large   body of very  valuable   ore.   They   are   arranging to  drive a still   lower  tunnel   just back of  their mill to test the reality of body and  richness^ with depth.   As  the quantity  of debris and   loose rock   is   increased  on the surface with depth, the company  may have to drive a 1500-leet tunnel before they reach the reali zation of their  success or their expectations.  Besides assuring permanence to the  camp these lower strikes are of importance to the business people of the city  from another aspect���������they bring the  operatives nearer town, where the  business men see more of them.  Dry  The Big Store  Goods Department.  New Dress Patterns.  "   Eiderdowns    "   Flanneletts  New Silk Handkerchiefs.  Any of.these make a nice Xmas Present.  1 See the Dinner Set we are Giving *Eway*  Coupon with every $5.00 purchase.  ���������������������  New Silk Waists,  Skirts  Umbrellas  a  a  n  <<  A NEW DEPARTURE.  IN   MEMORIAM.  Mina M. Taylor, beloved daughter of  Eii and Jennie Tavlor, died December  22nd, 1900, aged 14 years, 10 months and  28 days.  One more tendc, fragile ilower  Faded from our tight to-day,  Justiis spring-time's buds and blossoms  '    Ushered in the blnom of Mav.  Sfle had lingered, fading slowly,  Till the op'i.ingof the day,       .  _ Mid its radiant, dewy fraerance,  Her sweet spirit soared away.  We have sung her last said requiem���������  (Hosed the eyei that lost their sight-  Eyes that beamed with love and beauty-  Eyes that shone with holy light,  Ah, how many hearts will miss thee!  Miss thy smile and gentle tone.  Life's but emptyness and shadow  When the loved and lost are gone.  In tho graveyard on the upland,  That o'er looks an inland sea,  Where the flowers bloom in beauty.  Where the birds siug sweet and free;  Jn the grave we sadly laid her  At the quiet noonday time,  And. the thoughts that filled our bosoms  Broathed of prayer and faith sublime.-  ,   She's not dead, she only sleepeth  From the cares of earthly life���������  She'll arise more-fair and perfect  To a grander, nobler life.  If we follow in her footsteps,  VVc.too, may the goal attain:  Just beyond the shining river  Bloom's a life that's not in vain.  ������������������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������fr^^^^fr'Ofr^ft^^  In addition to our made-to-oriler department, which  will always be kept up to the pink of perfection, we have  put in a fine assortment of all  Miners' Clothing  Gents' Furnislife  Our Boots and Shoes,  Underclothing*, and, in fact  all supplies���������just what's wanted in the camp.    Call and -  inspect them.  o^:M:E]F*eo]xr.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������'���������������������������������������������������������������>���������<���������'<��������������� ���������������-������-������������������������������������������������������������������������<>������>^������������+^>^  Sandon Ore Shipments.  The following shipments of ore were  shipped from here this week:  Mine. Tons.  Payne 138  Ruth  84  Last Chance  75  American Boy  15  Slocan Star  GO  Ivan hoe ;.... 37  Trade Dollar.  20  Sunshine  15  Sovereign  15  Total,* 459  folliott & McMillan  Contractors  .^ arid Bu.ild.e2rs.  NOTICE.  Dealers fn. Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast Flooring,  and Jofnt FfiusKfng Lumber TQouTdfng, Etc.  SASH AND DOOR ON HAND TO ORDER.   JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO-  FACTORY ON MAIN STREET.  Alta Lodge, No. 20.  A. F. AND A. M.  Regular Communication of the lodge  Meets first Thursday in each month at 8 p. m  Vinitine brethren cordially invited.  THOS. BROWN, Sec'y.  Dealers fix Treats  British Oolumbia^lt its ne���������t sess&���������PmrinnCe������t  to incorporate an assoeiatior, t^i     /or an act  ������".. ���������i.T.  "lerence library and a headaimrfora  for the purpose of.this.organizaticTn* Wlri��������� S!  Bated at Ktssland, B. C, December 15th, 1900.  DALY & HAMILTON,:    7  Solicitors for Applicants.  "COMPANIES' ACT, 1897."  the   attorney   for  American"l5oyMTn~ihgVndMin"n0/comrthe  AT SANDON  ROSSLAND, NELSON, KASLO, PILOT BAY, THREE FORKS, SLOGAN CITY.  has been gappointed  *-ierican Boy if  place  ���������resaid.   ���������  Date"** this 14th day of November, 1900>  S. Y. WOOTTON, ���������  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  ��������� AMnc mmif mim' \  ti*  V"  ?���������  Story From Luc. .-  PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS.  tltftiit  llio WorliS'n  .V.lll'li   ������'('<> jllr.  very fond of children.  He delights to' show lhem. the wonders ot his workshops and lo mystify  iheiu with his magic. ' To lhem he  is the real wizard he is: so often called.  The Shah of. Persia is a great caricaturist.      Xhe  walls  of  his  private  , apartments    are  covered   with plain  fcappiness, low spirits, moroseness and , wMlc papor> and OQ theae ho gcrib.  ^rit,tbi!|^,.Ca,,/"m������f .C_M!S.I,0.t���������^!Wca   funny    Pwtures     whenever   the  fancy   take's  him.      When   he  grows  tired of them, they are washed off or  SHOWING HOW SUFFERING CAN BE j     Edison  ia  OVERCOME.  A. Mill Oiirrntor Mini miITitciI from rililni'y  Trouble ^pciil  if.'isiy f>oiI:ir>  In IJsi It^M i  I'XI>crllII('Ills  ll>   ri'sloM-  III.  ilc.liflt���������[>!'.   ;  Mllll.im'.'   I'lnlc   I'lll- Xr.K'il   rrniapily  and, KIFcctlvi'Iy.  ���������   Good health is the chief requisite to  eld to ill health", and in not a few  instances are direct symptoms of kid.  aey trouble. These, added lo tho se.  yere pains in tho back which accora- !  the room is re-papered,  j     Madame   Melba'    prides   herself ,,on  pany  the disease,    maie  tho life of   bein ga ..natllxdl Eong_bi.rci." she did  the sufferer ono of abject misery. One , not pasa thr(>ugh a pro,.ractcd period  suoh sufferer was Mr. Darius Dean, of  Jordan, Ont. Mr. Dean in an inter-  riew with a reporter recently gave  "his experience as follows:���������"I am a  *ra.w, and grist mill operator, and naturally a strong man ; but the lite of  a miller is a hard one, with long  hours of habor and frequent exposure.  Some years ago as the result of this  axposuro I was afflicted with kidney  trouble,   and   although  I spent  much   ^ thc "������aot lhat ho u a grcat oigar.  remedies I did not  of voicc-cuituro prior to her operatic  debut. From childhood she has been  able to sing with easo the most difficult music, and sho mastered the  complicated score o������ "Aida" in a  few hours. "I cannot even remember," says lhe fair Australian, "when  I first began la trill a note."  The Mikado of Japan is a man    of  much energy and endurance, in spite  money in various  find a cure until I was persuaded to  try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. In the  autumn of 189S, the, trouble began to  assume '"an aggravated form. I suffered from most severe pains in the  back, and a feeling of drowsiness.  and yet so severe was the pain that  many a night I scarcely closed my  eyes. My appetite was poor, I suffered from headaches, lost flesh, was  miserably and wholly unfit for work,  it was while in this condition that  I was advised to try Dr. Williams'  Fink Pills, and procured three boxes.  Before I had finished the third box I  felt much better, and I then procured  a half dozen boxes more. I used all  these, but before they were al/ gone  I felt that my health was fully restored. In the interval 3inco then I  have had just one slight return of  tie tiouble, and Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills soon drove this out, and my  health since has been the very best.  I have gained much in weight, eat  and sleep well and consider myself  as healthy a person as there ia in the  county'; and the -credit for this I  feel is emtirely due to Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills ^ increase  the supply and the richness of tho  blood, and in this way cure physical  and functional weaknesses. Most  other medicines simply act upon the  symptoms of the disease, hence when  the medicine is discontinued thc patient is soon as wretched as ever.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills go directly  to the root of the trouble and cure  to stay cured. Hence it is unwise to  waste money in experiments with  other medicines. These pills are sold  by all dealers 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.  ' RAM'S HORN   BLASTS..  The Kingdom of Heaven' ia the organization of earth on the" plan of  Heaven.       .  Let your bark be propelled by the  winds of Heaven and not'by the tides  from .beneath.  It is better, to have your- bank in  your heart tham your heart iir your  . bank.;      ������������������  The fellowship of His sufferings!  makes possible tho sympathy with  others.  It ia better to let your family wreck  the house than to allow, fashion to  rnin your home.  cite smoker.      He is fond of outdoor  sports,  and  has  warmly encouraged  { the introduction of football in Japan.  . He is a hunter and fisherman of no  mean reputation, and ia a good shot  with a rifle. iii3 devotion lo lawn  tennis is marked, and he is clever  as  a wiclder of  lhe racket.  Thc lale Sir Henry Acland was once  in a wreck off the coast of Dorsel.  The crew were in despair, and most  of the passengers were in hysterics;.  The vessel had struck on the locks in  the dark, and as day was breaking  the confused crowd on deck was  ���������amazed by the appearance of Dr. Ac-  land, fully and .carefully dressed,  with the announcement that "Breakfast was ready." He added that, as  it was' impossible to get ashore, they  would be wise to prepare themselves  for their trials byi beginning the day  in   the customary manner.  Queen Margherita of Italy has a  fashion of doing gracefully dramatic  things every now and then. When  she paid her annual visit to thc Girls'  Mission School in Some not long ago  she arrived in an open carriage,' and  following came two others filled lo  overflowing wilh masses of exquisite flowers, which she commanded  should be drawn up in the school  garden. When the direclress and  all the pupils and teachers wero assembled she handed each a lovely  bouquet, saying; "Last year you all  presented me with flowers; it is quite  lime thai I revenged myself." .  Conan Doyle looks a typical squire;  he Ls tall, rather fair, with a heavy  figure. He talks very slowly and  deliberately. He is ono of the few  men who have learned tho art of sympathetic listening. In a way he is  extremely vague. For instance, the  visitor inayi notice him1 putting a letter in one of his pockets and then  searching carefully in the other for  it. He is a man who would be always misplacing things for lack of  method. But iperhap3 the thing that  strikes you more than anything in  Conan Doyle is, the great, big heart  in  the man.  Sir William Harcourt has pleaded  guilty to absent-mindedness, and tells  a story against himself. Ho suspected a man-aervant of stealing  money,:and at.last resolved to:set a>  trap. Taking a handful of' gold  coins, he laid them down on his writing-desk and went out. Presently  he sent this servant to the room to  fetch somo article. Y When; John had  returned he -promptly went to his  room  to  alee if  the coina  had been  touched.' On the table, in ihe place j  where he had left them, were gold |  coins. But were there as many as  he had left? Ho did not kno>v, for  he had neglected to count' rhem. before he had laid lhem down. "By.  this incident, lyoii see," said Sir William, in telling the story, "that I was  born to be Chancellor of the Exchequer." i      '  When the late Prince Christian  Victor was a subaltern in the King's  Royal Rifles he had in his company a  corporal who was a severe disciplinarian, and considered it to bo his duty  to find fault wilh everything. On  l*hc expiry of his twenty-one years'  service he applied to thc Prince for  a testimonial as to character, to enable him to procure a situation in  civil life. Prince Christian Victor  willingly assented, and credited "the  retiring corporal with being tho most  assiduous fault-finder he had ever  met. The recipient of tho testimonial was lucky enough tho first time  he showed the Prince's credentials to  secure a oougenial situation. He  had applied for tho post of assistant"  labour-master in a workhouse, and  thc Prince's letter secured him the  berth. The ex-corporal still holds  the position. v-j  DUST  FAR FROM  SHORE.  I'm en O *s"on r ISnrrels Swept From (In- tPi'cSi  of :i **ilil|i in One "Inyjiyo.  A "dusty'* ocean highway sounds almost incredible. Yet those who arc  familiar wilh sailing ships know thai,  no matter how carefully tho decks  may be washed down in lhe morning  and how little work- of! any kind may  be done during lho day, nevertheless  if the docks aro not swept at nightfall an enormous quantity of dust  will quickly collect. Of course, on  the modorn "liner" the burning of  hundreds of tons of coal overy twenty-four hours and the myriads of  foolfahs, daily would account for a  considerable accumulation of dust,  but on a "wind-jammer" manned by  a dozen*hands or" lesa;""lld";"du3t-pro-  ducing agencies aro at work. And  yet the records of sailing ships show  that thoy collect moro sea dust than  does a steamer, which is probably accounted for by tho fact that while  Lho dust-laden smoke blows clear of  the steamer, Lho largo area of canvass spread by tho sailor acts as a  dust collector.  To quote an instance, in support of  this contention, wo may mention lhat  no loss llian twenty-four and a half  barrels ot fine dual were swept from  lho docks of an American sailing ship  during a nincLy-bevcn days* voyage  from Now York lo San Francisco. The  captain of this vessel, a man of scientific tastes, mado careful observations  on lho mystery of sea dust, bub. beyond lho wear and tear of tho sails  and rigging, a quite negligible  factor, ,ho could assign absolutely no  perceptible causofor the formation  of dust,on:board his ship. It' has been  assorted that tho' dust which falla on  tha docka of vessels emanates from  tho interstellar spaces. This sounds  both sciontifical and plausible, but if  is at variance with certain known  facts. .Bits of feather, cork, wood  and vegetable < fibre aro almost always present  in  sea  dust.  Of the fact of the steady and con-,  slant deposition of dust ori the dock*  of vessels while at sea there is no  possible room for doubt, but, so far  all attempts to solve the mystery of  its origin have 'failed.  THE LEGAL YEAR.  Up to 1752 the 25th of March was the  beginning of the legal year, though  the 1st of January was universally  reoognized  as  New Year's day.       .  TO fliTE A BIS ABATTOIR,  THE DRESSED BEEF AND POULTRY  TRADE OF ONTARIO.  .tir Eiimii'MM'"A������*ni:vl<> r><; irulli :<i SI.uiaSi  icp fop Ti'.icl.-j VS'jiii (i:<> ttiil ajiinitli-y���������  Hon. Hp. lnyihn liivovll^adti- CIii<-;l-<>  -.llct'imlv.  There is a projeei on foot for the  establishment in Ontario of a largo  abattoir. The Provincial Government  is anxious to see one staried and will  lend aid to suoh an establishment.  The scheme is shaping nicely, and  something definite may be looked for at the approaching'session of  Legislature, which' is, in all probability, about sixr weeks distant.  Hon. George W. Ross has had the  question in his mind for a long lime,  He firmly believes that with a big  abattoir in this province there would  spring up a large trade in beef and  poultry between Ontario and tho  motherland. Great success has attended the shipping of poullry* to tho  old country, and the Premier wants  lo see this grow and include beef and  mutton.  Great strides have been made in  cold storage. At lho last session of  the Legislature concessions were  made to those people who were building cold storage stations. The Government proposes to assis.1 the' establishment of these stations, believing  Lhat lhey will be a great benefit to  Lhe farmers. Further ' legislation  may bo passed.  , IMPROVING  COLD STORAGE.  Just now the" Government is considering how these cold storage stations can be further improved and  their usefulness extended. The sys>  lem of cold storage used in Ontario  is being copied by Lhe Dominion.  When sending experimental shipments of fruit to 'Manchester this fall  the Government went to the expense!  of fitting one of the boats up in accordance with their system. It was a  success, and the Dominion Government immediately adopted it, using .  it in all thc boats in which theyi  shipped Canadian produce to the old  country.  Trouble was experienced in the past  in keeping the fruit after it was taken out of cold storage. The trouble  was Lhat the fruit would sweat and  soon mildew when exposed to tho air.  Under the system adopted *by the On-  Lario Agriculture Department the  produce is given plenty of air, and as  a consequence iu keep3 much longer  and is in perfect condition when  brought to the light ready for tho  market.  Tho question of a big abattoir is  being investigated thoroughly. Hon.  John Dryden, Minister of Agriculture,"  is in Chicago now. die went to attend  a big cattle sale, but he has another,  mission. That mission is; to visit some  of the Chicago abattoirs, which are  noted tho world over.  MR. DRYDEN WILL INSPECT,  loir men uud got all thq available information. Just how thc Government, will assist in. the establishment  of thc one proposed has not been settled, but one thing is. certain,. they  will give aid to capitalists who can  sec their way.clear to give to the..  province an abattoir of ho modest  size.  Hon. Mr. Ross has decided views on  the subject, and can see a big thing  for the province in the soheme now  on foot. /Ho will be pleased with no-:  thing less than a firm that would  kill in the neighborhood of 100,000  animals a year. In connection with1  tho abattoir there would be cold  storage cars. With tho meat properly  chilled it would be transferred to cold  storage compartments in the ocean  liners and carried to Britain, and be'  in tho very best condition on arriving   there.  Mr. F. W. Hodson will .take atrip  to Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, in  fact go all through the west and  look into the methods of chilling  meat for export and the way the big  abattoirs' do their business.  f$  A:  k to do.     Why, my trousseau is to come! was thinkinrr  "r>n<- i,-,i i������������������i ���������'        ...   ' "      '    ���������"        "" ~  from New York." seLs to   "e  like L^"h   ,     / i"!   f^ SmiUnff' and Calne ������ver and  l^i.I  (stems to be  like somebody I    know;   her cheek against  my bandages.  She  ���������A,  "Never mind the trousseau; you can  do  without one." ' <���������  "Well,   but,   no,   I oan't,  you   don't  understand. _     Men  are    so    absurd.  But.just   think,    Arthur,    we've only  known    each    other  such    a    short  , time, it   wouldn't  bo .decent."  "Decency be hanged I"  "Besides    that, you    've   gone    and  volunteered for South Africa, and Mm  ' so afraid    they'll    accept you.    If you  do go, we could n't possibly be married  till you come back. But-if you are not  chosen for tho contingent, why then,  perhaps '' she   glanced up,   caught  ��������� my eye, and blushed furiously.  My heart bounded. I kissed her and  returned filled with vague and delightful thoughts; to the barracks.  In the morning paper two days later,  the list of commissions for the first  contingent was announced. I was  nominated to a lieutenancy. Of  course all idea of marriage had to be  put1 aside. Instead of passing my  time settling the interesting details of  a honeymoon, my hours were spent in  a feverish preparation for the. long  journey to Cape Town.  I remember when I went to say  good-bye 'to Violet. She was looking  ' pale and' anxious, I thought. Yet  it only added to the fascination . and  'beauty of her expression^ I could  see she' spoke under considerable  strain, but, like the,high-spirited girl  she was, she'made no sign. n  "I am proud to see you go to South  Africa, Arthur, but���������"  "I will come back, if I have  to desert,'-' I said, "I could do it now."  She smiled and shook her head.   "I  think too much of you to believe that,"  wonden who it is t   I have it:   if she   looked fondly at mo and kissed me on  were n't so worn and pale and thin, she   the eyelids.  might   pass for Violot, ��������� that is if her ,    "You1 are to go to sleep,    darling,"  eyes are right���������most   likoly    they 're  she said.  only brown. Wonder where Violet is ' ,1 tried to raise myself and speak but  now *" Round Bloemfontcin somewhere, fell back sweating and almost faint-  Isuppose. Queer we've never met since  ing with agony.,  she landed. AVonder where I am? If: "Oh, Arthur, pleas.-*, lie still; do, just  she know   I   wero   laid   up,   she'd be I for to-night."  here���������" |    I could only look at her.   She leaned  And ao my thoughts rambled on. My ��������� forward and kissed me again, and in  gaze turned once more to the  nurse, | tho gathering darkness once more that  who had moved. Just then she woke  up with a little start, and instantly  looked round at me" Our eyes met,  and a moment later Violet's lips touched mine,    ,  "Oh, Arthur, my love, at last I But  youi must n't speak, not a word." But  sho stood looking at mo so  wistfully  and kissed me again.  ' There'was a singular feeling and a  new one for me in that kiss. Whether  it was from sheer bodily weakness or  for some other  reason,  there  rushed  through mo no surge of   passion. l   I  thrilled,  but���������perhaps it was    simply  because   I iwas   not   strong   enough  physically���������my  blood did  not  beat in  my temples, as it used to; on the contrary a quiet contentment, a sort   of  faraway dreamy happiness crept over  me, and in my hazy joy Hay bacW on  the pillows and- with half shut   eyes  jwatched Violet, who, shaking her head  'andi    with    her    finger     on her  lips,  was stealing back  to her chair.  Evidently she thought I had fallen  aslepp again. She sat down, and turned hor head partly away from mo. My  eye rested on her face. How thim and  pale she was 1 Her oyes which I remembered    at   Toronto,   .when    they  strange" thrill of" quiet contentment  passed .-through mo, and I lay back on  my pillows and foil'asleep.' ,  I.''did not waken till the next morning When I opened my eyes Violet  was standing beside(me with her hand  ttf her, head.. She was not ao pale as  the day before."   ,  ��������� "Well.'hoiw do feel lo-day, Authurf  Youi are looking much better."'  *'Yes������' I feel very different this  morning." I answered. "And your  colour is mucA -r^c.1; *"'~ 'c-Zzy too.  We'll be able to do a little talking and  pass away .the time. Why is it yoiu  don't abandon such a helpless wreck  as I am ?" I went on gany.  She smiled faintly and put her hand  over!.'h'er... eyes.  "Is your head aching, Violet? lam  afraid you' are overdoing yourself,"  I said.  "I think I will, soon  De as  much of  a wreck: as you are, Arthur, I feel so  strangely this morning, and my skin is  just burning."   v  Sho laid her hand ou my brow.  "Why yes, dear, you aro vory fever-  once said to myself that the only man  I could marry must be an Apollo; that  is,not so long ago"���������and she looked me  .straight in the face���������"but I have  changed since then, and now"���������one*  more the tired face lighted ��������� "until you desert me:   I will not give you -  up, and "  Ai step sound out side the door.  "Good morning, Cranston.'' It wan  Dr. McKenzie. "Well, Miss Nelson, I  don't need to ask how our patient is,"  and the surgeon turned cheerily towards Violet, who, was standing beside  him.  "The improvement began.last night,"  she   commenced.     "He ," Suddenly  ly she reeled slightly.  "Oh, I feel so strangely this morning  Doctor. I think it must be the heat,*  and Violet sank back into the chair in'  a owoonJ  McKenzie instantly called a couple  of attendants, and among them they  carried her away. He'was gone before...! could ask any questions.  I cannot  write    any longer    about  this. That was tho. last   time   I   saw  Violet.     She had, taken enteric fover.  As her constitution was shattered by  the constant overwork, sho could make  no fight against it,   and   a few   days  later succumbed. I learned this afterwards, for they dared not tell it to me  then, as I was too weak. They said she  had been invalided   home   that, very  day.   That of course kept me from ex- ������  pecting to hear from her for a' considerable time.     When    they    finally  told me the truth I had a relapse.  Three months later Iwas helped a-   ^rcmii,-!--���������-*"���������    ���������"    J-uronco,   ,wiien    they  she said. "Now go," she exclaimed; and   danced  and  u'azed  in perfect  health,  '���������saying this, she pulled a gold pin with  ahead in the form of an enamollod violet from her collar and stuck it in my  tunic.   "And; bring that back to mo,"  sho went on. "and " I  She paused out of breath.   I stood  watching   her.   She   drew   herself up  and those   hazel   eyes   flashed    with  1    lights  I    have never seen  before    or  since.  "And���������and," she burst out, "yes, I  will, and nobody ctin hinder mc. I will  go, too."  "To South Africa I" I gasped.  "Yes, South Africa 1 I will enlist  as a nurse. .I, have had some training  in England. I. will go and nurse you,  if you are' wounded. ' There 1"  * ���������*'. '���������:..*.      . ��������� * *  I have no intention of entering into  .any account nf the weary voyage to  Cape Town;..lhe: long wait :at Do Aar,  and the exhausting cross-country  march after Cronje. Iwas not wounded at , Paardeberg, nor. was I struck  : during the advance,on Bloeinfontoin.  It ,,was at a littlo skirmish outside the  Free State. Capital,' after the 'occupation of the town by our troops, that I  ere now dull and weary-looking,'  though somo of the old light brightened them for a moment whon I had  first recognized her. Her hands lay  before her in her lap.     Hor knuckles  stood out, and tho skin hung puckered  over, her fmgers.     And how thin sho  had. become 1     Her    figure    was      no  longer ono'series of faultless curves.   ..   , ,.      , ��������� ���������������, -    ^um*  ^s camo bac^^he^Zd^S ^mTcrSe f^e.^n^  pale face, and sho must have felt my man- , r������ l������������t a leg, a hand, and an  crazp  nnnn >.������_   r       7 J   eye������������������'  ish.      You must  tell McKenzie  when   shore at Montreal. -   My father was at  he comes round.     You'll have to knock  the dock to meet me.     He brought me  off work.     But you must hold out    a: '   little longer, and then you will help  Lhem to load me on a transport, and  we'll both leave this hole of an Africa.''  Violet smiled and said, "Yes, just a  little while." Then she went over to  her chair and sat down wearily.  "But Idon't see, Violet, how lam  to ask you to marry me when we get  homo again,"  She'looked over at me, a  gaze upon her,  turned,  RLTh������^U^h,y CurinS Coughs and Colds  SZ^Z*** Rea.Ch *he Lu"SS-Dr, Chase's  Syrup ofLmsecd and Turpentine Has an  Enormous Sale.  There would be no use for sanilar-  and  blinded one eye.  I must have boeni unconscious a   long  '   time.   When    I at   last   camo    to,   I'  found myself in what looked like   "the  bedroom;    of aprivate    house.    I could  not at first understand what was the  matter.   A few things I noticed. Steps  were   sounding every    minute outside  my door.    The    air    was heavy    with  drugs.    It was very hot and.I   could  hear     groans    from     somewhere.   I  glanced   up at  the window and i saw  that it must be;evening, for the light  ���������came in dusk and red.    Iwas  becoming a little wider awake now, and suddenly  became aware that I    was not  alone. A nurse was sitting in a chair at  the foot of my bed.   Si>8 seemed to be  asleep, and as hers was the only direction in which   I   could look,   for    to 1  move pained me,   I fell to watching)  home.  Colonel Nelson came here to see.me  as soon as I arrived. He entered my  100m silently, and came and stood at  the head of my couch. He took my  sound ha.nd and wrung it. The tears  gathered in his eyes. He turned his fact  aside. He caught his breath, wrung  my hand again, and rushed from the  twinkle | room-  lam making scarcely any headway in  recovery.   In spite of what the doctors  say and what my poor father, does his  best to   pcrsuado    himself is true,   I  know perfectly well that I shall never  be restored to health. I was  looking  the: other day at a photograph I   had  taken jusl  before leaving Canada for  the CapeYInstead of a    man    coming  into the prime of life,   1 am only   a  broken, tottering scaffolding, ready to  drop to pieces, at the mere  breath-of  of disease.  "From paying.no attention to the  world beyond the grave, my whole interest in centred in that'shadow-land  to which my gallant-hearted girl has  gone a little while before. But the  thought of her causes no passion to  burn within me, does ��������� not make my  veins throb, nor my heart tighten. Ah,  no 1 When her,form comes before  lo cure consumpcioVin'ir; las" E I w^aro^  '  *?** .trfad "���������al"of    **' ������.������ mind' ahe ia ** dTes^ln sHk  though  his  treatment  Is a greatre-   but no��������� ��������� n81,d..re������   Bood   "medies,    and Jewels, appealing    to   ihe sLlt  tion can a^eTeve^^^ as^ery     y������  t   ^   .N������' ������������' Jo is simply, pIata.  '���������  y������c an infinite sweet.  ������ess beams in them.     And when    in  m> dreams she leans oyer and touches  her lips to m.ne, instead of the old mad  bo.hng of the blood a feelinglof Sr-  ect con entment steals over me, and  Hie  back quietly  on my pillo^' a*l  forget, the bitterness of it all  ,   December Prize Story in the Toronto  Lad,es:journalConteSt.    Written  by   r~- ������.",    .. .on  iu  waccning   chest  her^as she sat shadowed in the fading   colds.  '^ ���������������d t^  timely  use  of  his  Syrup  of Linseed j thankful now to say that Dr. Chase's  and   Turpentine.     It   is   not  a'mero   Syrup of Linseed and Tuipontino has  cough   medicine,  hut   a ���������,far-reaching   worked a comploto euro, as I am now  and thorough cure for the most severe . entirely, free   of  the  cold."     ,  colds,   bronchitis, and   asthina. (Mr.  Win.  Davidson,    St..  Andrews,  It is'a pity that everybody on this YQuo., states:���������"Dr. Chnso's Syrup of  great continent does not know of tho i Linseed and Turpentine has cured mo  surprising effectiveness of this great : of bronchitis. X have, wtihout suo-  throat and lung treatment; Tho news cess, tried many remedies for the past  is spreading fast, and Dr. Chase's , six years. Last winter whon Ihad  Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine has ' a seyero  attack  and  was  unable   to  by far the largest sale of any similar   work    I . procured     a , bottle of ��������� Dr.    Ladies' i  ^  remedy.   It should  bo in every homo   Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpen-    Prof.  W.  A. It.  Kerr,  Upper Canada  in the land for prompt uso in case ,of    tino, and am happy* to state that the    Collen-o   Toronto '  croup, bronchitis, sudden colds or sore    third  bottle   made  mo  a well man." '  n,~���������*     r������  ������������������-  -     ��������� ��������� 7 Insist on having DrJ Chase's Syrup  of Linseed and Turpentine when you  ask for it, and beware of druggists  who offer mixtures of their own  for the sake of a little more profit;  25 cents a bottle, all dealers, or Ed-  manson, Bates & Co., Toronto,  toy far tho largest ������ale ot any; other  throat. It is truly wonderful in its  healing effects on the raw and inflamed li'ningSjOf the air passages. It  aids expectoration, loosens the tight  chest    coughs    and positively    cures  THE CHIEF MOURNEB.  She may have a temper, but s*he is'  interesting.   Did she ever get over the  death of her husbandt r  Yes ; but the second husband, is in-  ' consolable.        . *������S������f  &  .s������pi  w  w  'MniikriSSig:  ������'������������������* r ���������������������������   ''������������������  >fV."J">, .u-f.' ������ i-t^.-S. .."ii^rJf.1  ^.;^iA7*.^-wv^i-r.*4i.i  , ;,;��������� V.-.' ������������������::,':77'-.'.7 7',:  '.V  '���������������']  1  ft*  '���������������'!;*".  THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, December 29, 1900.  What Beeomos of Silver?  "What becomes of  "News Bureau", of  To the question,  all the silver?" the  Boston answers:  The supply of white metal continues  about as large as ever, notwithstanding  its so-called demonetization, as for  man}' years the yield from the mines of  the world has exceeded .$200,000,000  measured by coining value. Yet there  is no apparent surplus at this time; upon the contrary it seems to be appreciating in value, since the -Uniied  States mint is now paying 5G cents per  ounce, compared with| 46 cents )a few  years since. Silver is' still coi.led in  larger amounts with every indication  that it will in future be coined in even  larger amounts than has been the case  foi many years. In 1898 the United  States coined it to the value of $23,000-  000 Mexico coined $21,000,000; Russia,  $22,000,000; Japan, $8,000,000. Figures  show that the coinage of silver of all  countries during that year was $149-  250,000.  Thousands of people who are unable  to distinguish the light of day from the  darkest night, could easily have retained the faculty of sight   had   they given  ���������due attention to the plea for sleet) which  comes from every eve before it is overcome with disease. W. J. Harvey, F.O.  M.O.I., is giving a free consultation and  fitting spectacles that are absolutely  correct for all visional defects, 'at Geo. B.  ���������Knowles', until Saturday, January 5th.  Hours: 10 to 12 and 2 to 5.    '      ad.  Transfer of Business.  I beg to noti/y all I have transferee! lny dray ine;  business for several months, or until my return  from the east, to John Tyo, who will attend all  calts as well as I did myself. My Coal busluess  will be in charge of Koto. Cunning, who will  1111 all orders for cash: 1 than le all patrons for  past favors, and'hope they will he continued  with my successors until my return.  E. A. CAMERON.  Notice of Dissolution.  IVOTIC.E is hereby given lhat the partnership  1 ' heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned as co-partners, under the name and  style of "Pitts Brothers," in the City of Sandon.  B. C, has this day been dissolved by mutual  consent.  All debts due to the said partnership are to  lie paid to H. H. Pitts, nt his office iu Sandon,  B. U., and all claims against the said partnership are to be presented to the said H. II. Pitts  at feandou, B. (J., by whom tho same will be  settled.  Dated at Samlon, B.<J.. this 1st day of November, A. D. 1900.  Witness:       (Signed) H. H. PITTS.  J. C. PITTS.  Dictionary  New    Plates    Throughout  25,000   New   Words  Phrases     and    Definitions  J������ Prepared under the direct  .supervision of W. T. HARRIS  Ph.D., LL.D., United States  Commissioner of Education,  assisted by a large corps of  competent specialists and  editors.  Rich   Blndlncs.       a       2364   Pa������������s  5000   Illustrations  BETTER   THAN   EVER  FOR.   GENERAL   USE  *\Ve also publish  Webster's Collegiate Dictionary  with Glossary of Scottish Words and Phrases.  " First class in quality, second class in size."  Specimen pages, etc. of both  books   sent' ojv application.  [G.������3C.MERRIAM CO.  Publishers  Springfield, Mass.  ������J������������iMajijMmiLHiMHmii,i!lH������MJgw!i!msmmBa  Jobbers and Retailers in  Hardware  and  Mining Supplies  *T' Rails and Track Iron,  Crow's Nest Coal,  Bar and Sheet Iron,        ."i  Jessop & Canton Steel for Hand and  Machine Drills,  Powder, Caps, Fuse,      9  Iron Pipe and Fittings, '  Oils, Waste, etc.,  , Mine or Mill Supplies of all kinds,  Agents Traux Automatic Ore Cars.  Head Office���������Nelsonj B.C.  Stores at  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C.  CRrisfrnas  Is Over  aud Xmas with me has been very  good���������many thanks to my many  customers.  Special   TJar^afivs c  are the order of the day. I have  a line of CROCKERY���������Canadian  Patriotic Souvenir Goods aud old-  fashioned Motto Goods. These  are fine goods; but I have no room  for them, and to clear will sacrifice them at almost your own  prices. Come and make your  choice early.  My Optical department is now  ready for. business, and I 'am  second to none in skill, as the  people of the town well know.  G. W.GRinnETT  BUREAU   OF  PROVINCIAL  INFORMATION.  IN ORDER that the Government may be in  possession of definite information with  which to supply those peeking investments in  this Province, I am instructed to invite particulars from those who have properties for sale,  and who may feel disposed to forward such  particulars to this office tor lho purpose in  question. .  In view of the proposed early re-organisation  of the Agent General's Ofliee in London, England, the desirabilitv of having on file a list of  farms and other properties for sale, with full  and accurate details, is obvious. Properties  submitted may include farms ������nd farmlands,  industrial and commercial concerns, timber  limits, water powers, or other enterprises affording opportunities for legitimate investment.  It is not proposed lo recommend properties to  intending investors, but to afford the fullest  access to the classified lists and all available  information connected therewith, and to place  enquirers in communication with the owners.  The fullest particulars are desired not only of  the properties themselves but of tho localities  in which they are situated, and the conditions  aitecting them. For this purpose printed  schedules'will, upon application, be forwarded  to those desirous of making .sales.  '      R. E. GOSNELL,  Secretary, Bureau ot Provincial information.  TEACHER WANTED.  A head master wantedfor the Sandon Public  School. Must hold a iirst-class certificate of  some grade, and must have recommendations  of a successful teacher. The government  salary is *G0 a month; but the city would  supplement the amount to a _good teacher.  Duties to commence as early in January as  possible.       ,,   "    W-H-LILLY)  Secretary Sandon School Board.  150 Barrels  ..Choice..  Ontario Apples!  Just Arrived.  Northern Spys,   Bell Flowers,  Russets, Greenings,  Baldwins,  Spitz 'and    Ben  Davis.      Call'and see them, they are all right-  in quality and price,  at  I-L' Gieperioh's.  Change of Business...  LOGAN & PHILIPS  Will continue the tailoring business lately carried on by Armstrong & Co.  All fits and workmanship will be guaranteed.  :s-  S 'J  JH'J  i    -f "til  id  3  THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO.  LIMITED.  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������+��������������������������������������������������������������������� +++������������������������������������>-H4+~H-H~H~H-������ ��������� ��������� t������������������������������������+ ���������&+++*+  CHRISTMAS  1  A full   assortment of Confectionery,  XMAS  TREE ORNAMENTS, Fruit and Nuts.  !RaTa$a Grapes Direct from. tKe THedfterranea-a  Special  rates will be made   for parties   and  Xmas trees at  "VV"illiaimso2n.fSr  ZXUVE-AS ./ViRF^rjEiS  This Month It's Apples���������Not Dried Apples,  But fresh Winter Apples���������fresh from our farm in the Okanagon  valley���������Norther Spys, Bell Flowers, Kings, Baldwins, Spitzburg  and all other varities.  Cody Avenue.  JALLAND BROS.

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