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 _H*-I    jjiriil��������� *jeawi*������^������������M.va<-rf������V*^ ^  t;  i-?>  ?  \r-ryt*-isui' ^  VOL: 1.    NO. 34.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1898.  PRICE FIYE CENTS.  IT  Sandon!s. Team Meets the Calgary  HeaYy'-^eigMs'.at the Outset.  "An Open Confession," etc.  Mr. W. Hood, who returned from the  Calgary bonspiel Tuesday evening,  hands us the full score of the Sandon  rink in the different events of the  "Spiel," in ordor to correct the idea  that the Sandon rink':"was not in it."  There were 17 rinks 'in all at the  ., bonspiel, 11 visiting and' 6 Calgary  rinks.  In the first draw' iu all the events-  baring,'"Visitors' trophy'���������Sandon was  drawn against'Calgary players.,   V  [   -  ������*in">        *���������      V-fr    t i i - r; i  ��������� ' " SANPON'S SCOltES.  Grand Challenge Walkerville Trophy-  Walker (Cal.) 18      Sandon   5  McNeil Trophy���������    '  Smart   (Cal.) 12       Sandon 10  Calgary B. and M. Trophy���������  :   , McNeil (Cal.)   9       Sandon 10  Cal. B. & M. 2nd draw���������  "    Aird (Visitor) 8   ,   Sandon 11  3rd draw���������  '     Smith   (Cal.)   9       Sandon   S   ,  4th draw���������  Kinnestin (Cal.) defaulted to Sandon  Bannerman Trophy���������  e Smith (Cal.) defaulted to Sandon.  2nd draw���������  Freeze (Cal.) 11 \    Sandoa 10    ;'  Viators' Trophy��������� * -^,7  McTavish     '   9_   " Sandon.8  The above shows - all ��������� games taken  part in by the Sandon'rink to-have  been hard, close contests. Considering  ���������the recent organization of-*,the club  here, and the" valiant stand made  against Calgary veterans, on Calgary  ice, who will say, "they were not in  it?"  On tbe whole the bonspiel was a decided success, even though, save the  Consolation to Golden, the trophies all  remained in Calgary. If the Calgary-  ites, as curlers, made it hot for their  visitors they, as citizens, made up for  - it by their best hospitality; the Sandon  "boys" aver they were treated like  princes.  Is It Legal?  A gentlemen, in this city has consulted one of the bestdegal firms in  thc province as to thc legality of the  municipal elections in this city, ancl  they say the proceedings were clearly  irregular. They say that while clause  "a" of sec. 32 of the Municipal Elections Act of 189G .provides that candidates for the mayoralty or aldermanic  honors shall leave in writing a state-  -ment of the property on which they  are qualifying with tho Teturning^offl-  cer on nominatio ��������� "day, that Act is  ���������wholly superceded by the 1897 Act  v -which provides for the incorporation of  ���������cities in a speedy form. That Act requires different qualifications for these  ���������offices from the 1896 Act governing  subsequent elections, and the qualifications are complete in themselves  without reference to any other statute.  So far as The Review is concerned, we  sr in sympathy with no section of  the community in this matter���������wc are  only looking for the future welfare of  the place; and it would be a serious  matter latter on to find the -entire  superstructure of thc city's business  ���������was founded on resolutions and by-  Jaws passed by an illegally elected  council. We would advise all interested to look carefully into this matter  before any measures of moment are  adopted. - - '-  ������������������- - - ��������� -  HEW MINING REGULATIONS.  The Dominion Government  Modifies its  Stringent Rules on the Yukon.  The Dominion government has announced new regulations governing  placer mining in the Northwest terri  tories, of which the following is a  nummary:  Every miner and employer of a miner will require to take out a miner's  certificate, the fee for which will^br  -.$10. In case oi a company it will *?50  .or $100, according to the amount or  the capital stock.   ^ .  'A^miner's license will confer the  right to the miner to fish, hunt and cut  the timber necessary for mining.  Provision will be made for obtaining  miners' certificates at a number of  cities" and towns, such as Montreal, Ottawa1, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary,  ysincoiiyer and,,Victoria.      .  The general"size of mining claims  ���������will be 250 feet, and discovers' claims  500 feet.  Every alternate ten claims shall be,  reserved by the government of Canada.  Sub-aqueous mining leases will be  issued in five.mile sections with a fee  of ������100 per annum and the usual royalty.  The fee for recording and renewing  mining claims will be $15.  Any number of miners not less than  five nor more than 100 miles from the  office "of a. mining recorder, may appoint a recorder,- who will record  claims, and within three months transfer the record and fees to the nearest  mining recorder.  7 A royalty of 10 per cent' on the gold  mined shall be levied and collected by  the government officers appointed for  the purpose, but provision is made for  exemption on the annual product of  any mining claim up to $2,500, so that  claims' that do-, not prdwee more than  $2,500 a year will not be liable for royalty. Provisions are made to prevent  speculation in claims by throwing a  claim open, to entry which has not  been worked a certain number of days,  unless reasonable cause 'is stiown, and  by providing that a r.-cord shall not be  ipsued for'more than one claim to any  miner in the same locality.  There are other provisions regarding  the public interest and re*.enue, and at  the same time affording, the most  ample facilities for mining the enormous wealth of the Yukon.  Dividing,the Spoils.  The government's contract with"Mc-  Ksnzie'and Mann for the construction  of the Yiikon Railway, is, to say , the  Jeast.of it, an alat'nin'g'piecc of business. Eight on the eye of the opening  of parliament the cabinet'takes one of  the most important measures of late  days out of "the'hands of parliament  and closes it themselves. There is  sure ground for suspecting' they have  "a*piecc of the hog" themselves. If  the country is as rich as the government appears-to think-it is, after McKenzie and Mann get their 25,000 acres  per mile out of the- heart of, the gold  bearing section, there cannot be nmen  left for all who are now going into that  country. It will, of course, be argued  that parliament has the power to reject the deal if they like ; but we all  know the meaning of-tho party lash.  To reject the bargain after the contract  has been signed means to defeat the  government in the House, and subject  the country to heavy ebsts and damages in a suit by McKenzie and Mann,  and , the.House is hardly li'-ply to undertake "these risk's. 'ButT'this is not  all. we^all know how the present government, and every member of it, berated the Macdonald government for  giving the C. P."It. a monopoly in the  construction of the road, that had subsequently to be bought out, and yet in  the face of this they give a five-years'  precise monopoly to "McKenzie and  Mann in ��������� the construction of this line.  They aro a consistent lot at any rate.  A Board of Trade.  ��������� ��������� We believe the idea of a Board of  Trade for the city is generally approved  of by the business people,and i<, should  be. It would be of great service in  view of thc present stringency; if for  ���������no other purpose than to secure an  interchange of opinions on all matters  affecting the place commercially.  There is not a man doing business in  the place in any lines but has Borne  ideas as to what would help the place  in several channels, but without.meetings these have no way of putting  their ideas before the people.  The council has not yet passed its  by-laws governing business* licenses,  transient traders' licenses, travelling  troup fees, peddlers' licenses, or any of  these matters; and it. is well that the  entire business community who are  effected by these, should have something to say to assist the council.  Then there are several ways of doing  the saiiie business in thc place, and  while one has no authority to dictate  to another, a canvassing of opinions  could not fail to result in service to  all. The credit system could also be  gone over and prop rly dealt with. In  fact there are scores of mat'ers affecting a place like this in which there  are a hundred and one ways of doing  business.! hp t might be reduced to uniformity of action and uniformity of  rule. This would bo serviceable to all  and therefore a substantial benefit to  to thc pi.ice. If those who favor the  move wilt leave their mimes with us  we will see they- are ��������� all brought- together for proper organization.  DOES YOUE FOOD DO YOU GOOD.  "if you nave dyspepsia your food can-  nof'do all' the good it should. B. B. B.  cures dyspepsia and regulates the  stomach^ so that every grain of nutriment is extracted from thc food. Solid  facts count. Miss Mary Eosc Belli-  veau, Church Point, N. S. says :���������, "Burdock Blood Bitters made a complete  cure in my case after [ had suffered for  twa years"from dyspepsia. I believe  it cannot fail to cure."  Rosslandites Not'Having It All Their  '    '   ' Own  The Rossland club did even better in  Kaslo than they did here, as they  made 12 to 2, and some say actually  12 to 0.  They fared worse in Nelson, however, when full time was called the  playing was a tie and Eossland refused  to play off the tie. ���������  A short while ago when the Sandon  club was altogether they defeated Nel-  son,and ail that Eossland could do later  was tie the club they had just defeated.  This does ..ot present such a glowing  showing for Rossland, when all the  circumstances are consided.  Th������* victory of the Rossland hockey-  ists here was a pretty hollow one after  all, when all the facts arc considered.  It appears two or three of' their best  players were impoited men. This  kind of thing takes all the amusement  and interest out of the game. The  Sandon club having suffered much in  the removal and absence of some of  their best players, and having to play  against the world in that condition is  too much of the good thing for interest.       '  BATTLE FOR SILVER.  Its Adherents Won a Victory in the U.  S. Senate 'Yesterday.  Washington; Jan.28. -The Teller resolution passed the Senate to-day 47 to  32. r The resolution provides' that all  bonds of the United '"States issued or  authorized, are payable, principal and  interest, at the option of the government of the United States in silver dollars of the coinage ofthe,United States  containing 412J grains of standard silver,' and to restore to coinage sueh silver coins as may be necessary for legal  tender payments ofjsaid bonds.  ���������The resolution is a practical re-affirmation of that of Senator Matthews.  All efforts, to. amend thc resolution  were voted'down by majorities rang-,  ing from 5 to 29.; Upon the final passage, ot the resolution some Eepubli-  ean������.'wbo supported McKinlexand the,  St. Louis platform in 1896, like Carter  of Montana, Chandler of Hampshire,  Clark of Wyoming, Pritchard of North  Carolina, Shoup of Idaho, Warren of  Wyoming- and Walcott of Colorado  voted for tne resolution because, ,as  Mr. Walcott announced, they did not  belie/e the resolution committed those  who supported it to the free and unlimited coinage of silver.  The British Columbia Boom.  The Empire, publis ed {in London,  says: Eeports from BritishColumbia all  tend toconfirm the opinion so frequently expressed in thc Empire that the  mineral resources of that Province are  enormous. It is an immense scope of  country, with countless opulent veins  of gold, silver, copper and , the baser  metals, its inexhaustible coal beds and  limitless deposits of fluxing material  for smelting purposes. So general has  become the interest in these regions)  that the British Columbian market  may soon be expected to become one  of the busiest sections on the London  Stock Exchange. The dealings promise to be so extensive that the South  African and West Australian markets  are likely to h<- completely' overshadowed. The latest advices state  that some prospectors have solved the  question of the mother lode of Klon-  dyke. They assert that" this lode is  located on soiiae claims which they  have just staked out about 40 miles  from Teslin Lake, and bordering on the  great gold-bearing riyers, the Yukon,  Mackenzie, Stickine. These authorities say "that thc quartz ledge running frcm north west to south-east  through the claims is moro lhan 1,000  feet in width, and is carried between  walls' of porphyry and slate. Thc  ledge matter is chiefly composed of  free-milling quartz, though there is  considerable concentrating ore and  some grey copper. Assays mav run  from ������40 to ������140 per ton. It was in  this-vicinity that a' ������140 nugget was  taken out in 1878. The claims are on  the Yukon slope of Cassiar, and from  the creek that runs through them  much coarse gold was taken out in tho  days of the Cassiar boom. If it is finally proved that the mother lode is in  this district, the future of Vancouver  ss assured, for the lode is really on the  all-Canadian ���������the all-Empire���������route  to the Klondyke, and Vancouver is  where all the gold-hunters will outfit  and start from. A local company ha*  been formed and will fully exploit the  ledge. Work will be actively commenced in the early   spring,   and   if  everything happens asit is anticipated,  many adventurers whose goal is now  Klondyke, will halt by the way, and  try to make their fortunes out of the  mother lode near Teslin lake." Even  the most prudent and cautious financiers and experts are being forcad to  the conclusion that British Columbia  is destined to become one of the biggest and m������st profitable fields of mining enterprise in the world. Moreover, there is'1 no doubt the country  will be, in the main, properly and  honestly developed, having attracted  the attention of such rich and  powerful financiers as Whitaker  Wright, John *-V. Mockay, the Eoths-  childs, and President Van Home, who  controls the vast resources of the  Caniulain Pacific Eailway. - V  THE FORESTERS' BALL.  A   Successful Event���������The   Sandon   Orchestra Furnish Excellent  Music. i  All who have been attending the  various dances held this winter pronounce the one given by the above  society on Fri !ay night last one of the  pleasantcst of the season. Everything  was done by tho committee to ensure  a good time for those attending. The  Virginia' hall, though spacious, was  comfortably filled with a generous  sprinkling of 'the fair sex and with the  excellent music provided by the Sandon orchestra the night passed away,  as it "were, on "the fleet wings of the  morning." A choice supper was served  by jVlineHost Furnival in the antechamber at midnight when dancing  was again resumed until the programme of dances was rounded off.  We understand the financial returns  were not large, as no expense to make  the'dance a success and the revenue-  producing part of the company were  somewhat in the minority. However,  as the society are satisfied and the  dancers in-'-spirits for another, the  probabilities ,are it may be repeated  with better financial results.  Hotel News.  On thc first Mr. Black.who built and  managed most satisfactorily to the  public, vacated the Black hotel, and  ,Mr.,Harris the purchaser took possession." Trie is" overhauling and "refitting,  and will doubtless place the management under some first-class man on  re-opening. He is christening it the  Eeco so as to have the Ecco and the  Goodenough after these two celebrated  mines. '  Mr. Black has decided, though he  has sold out his first hotel, not to leave  the place, but has purchased the  Bryan house and is moving in. As a  caterer he is very popular, and will  doubtless make money in his new  venture. He may place the Bryan in  the hands of a good man ' and take a  trip North to sec what there is in all  this northern business.  CHURCH    NOTES.  Methodist.���������Rev. A. M. Sanford will  preach to-morrow at 11 a.m. on "The  Necessity and Power of Prayer." His  subject for the evening will be "The  Waste of Ointment," Math. 26: 6-13.  The Eev. Mr. Yates, will hold English Church services in Spencer's hall  on Sunday evening next at the regular  hour.  Presbyterian.���������Rev. J. Clelland will  preach as usual in the Virginia hall,  to-morrow at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.  Union Sabbath School at 2.30 p.m. in  the Methodist church.  AT THE   HOTELS.  Balmoral���������G.Smith, J.Street, Kaslo;  J. H. Hallam, Whitewater; A. A. Hall,  Calgary; E. Wilson, Nelson; J. Marshall, Silverton.  Hotel Sandon���������L. B. Jemison, V. F.  Lade, J. A. Lade, Whitewater; A. McLeod, Strathallan ; W. Bagart, Trout  Lake City ; M. Mayne, SiNerton ; M. E.  Lee, Indianapolis ;" W. Murray, Slocan  Citv ; H. II. Cunninc, W. Irwin, Beaver  Valley ; W. Eoss, C. F. Nelson, W. L.  Callahan, J. A. Lankin, F. Avison, New  Denver; F. Ritchie, Kamloops.  Ooodenough���������P. Dickinson, Tacoma*  J. Burridge, Winnipeg; J. Dromgalo,  London ; F. T. Butler, Toronto; F. E.  Stanley, W. H. McVay, C. Ottesshagen,  Spokane ; L. B. Keyser, K. E.' Hall,  Vancouver; H. Ch .pman, Victoria ; P.  Ross, Hamilton ; H. W. Simpson and  wife, Nakusp; G. W. Hughes, Alamo  concentrator; F. J. Finnicune, H. R.  Wagner, New Denver; H. Geigerich,  Aing worth.  UNDOUBTED EVIDENCE.  Gentlemen,���������I am pleased to recommend your Laxa-Liver Pills for constipation, dvspepsia and sick headache.  I have used them for those troubles,  and find t-hem n. pleasant sine and  quick cure, free from thc annoying  griping of other pills I have heretofore  used.  i Signed, H. James  ���������'   St. Nicholas Hotel, Hamilton, Ont.  The city council met Monday evening last, with all members present.  The minutes ot last meeting were read  and adopted.  A communication from Godfrey,  Bowser and Christie applying for the  city solicitor jhip was read ; also one  from Harris and Kelly re lease of hall.  Hunter���������Broddy���������That the offer of  Harris and Kelly for lease of hall be  accepted provided-tbe council has exclusive use, and that the solicitor, draw  up leas'e in terms. ���������Carried.  ���������%-The application of M. L. Grimmett  for solicitor at S600 a yeai was accepted.  Hunter���������Mighton ��������� That there be  two committees, Finance and Public  works appointed.���������Carried.  The m iyor appointed Hunter,' Cunning and Mighton on Finance and  Broddy, Crawford, and Switzer. Public  WorKs.  On motion of Cunning and Broddy  the mayor was instructed to correspond with the Gold Commissioner re  appropriation for jail.  Switzer���������Crawford���������That Finance  Com., report .-1 next meeting-, what  course c n be best pursued as a means  of raising funds.���������Carried.  Council adjourned to Monday next  at 8 p. m.  5.  To the Editor of The Mining Review:  Dear Sir,���������Did I read aright iu reading in your last issue that a resolution  without.a seconder was entered in the  books of the city council ? If so, is  this customary ?     ������ ,  I am also advised that at the last  meeting the mayor- appointed two  committees without defining theduties  of either.'  Did they also appoint a solicitor at  $600 a year without defining his duties?  Would it not be cheaper to pay him by  fees?  Pease-answer and oblige a future  tax payer. v  Alpha.  [To our correspondrnt's queries we  have to say,we understand a resolution  without a seconder was entered on the  minutes. This is> by no means the  rule with any organization. A resolution.without a seconder is only so  much waste paper, as in that form it  cannot be brought before the chair. In  other provinces the council i-> moved  into a committee of the whole to strike  standing committees for the year. In  this province it is the prerogative of  the mayor to name the standing committees. They ,may be one or five or  more; but the duties of each should be  defined on appointment. There is  nothing to show any duties have as  yet been assigned"to either of the committees appointed.  We believe Mr. Grimmett was apr  pointed solicitor at ������600 a year, and  for the work he may have to do, as  professional fees stand in this country,  he may not get a cent too much for  what he may have to do. In fact he  may be underpaid. - If however, the  mayor and aldermen posted themselves  well on the limits of the municipal  law, and"keep well within them, ancl  the clerk draws up all the by-laws as  he should, the drafting of contracts  and giving explanation of legal points  is all the solicitor should be called on  to do, and this'should not cost $600.  However, we want it distinctly understood wc have nothing to do with the  opinions of others. Our duty is simply to guard as far as we can the interests of the tax payers of tho place, and  this we will do without fear of or favor  to anyone.���������Ed. Reaikw.  Wanted a Mint.  The following petition has gone from  Victoria to Ottawa :  The   Eight  Honorable   Sir    Wilfred  Laurier, Premier, and Members of the  House of Commons of Canada.  Gentlemen,���������in view of the large  amount of gold now in sight���������$20,000,-  000 for the Klondyke di-trict alone���������  and likely to he continued to be produced in Canada ; and with a view to  conserving to thc country some proportion of the value extracted by the  miner, to the end that the countn  may not bo impoverished, and that the  miner in his old age may have some  substantial measure of value in thc  money he has risked his life to gain,  As citizens of Canad i, we, the undersigned, protest against this gold, or  any gold product of Canada, being incorporated into the money system of  the United States, especially under the  ratio gold is to the paper in that coun-  trv to-day, and now appeal to your  honorable government for justice.  According to the report of the National Bank Association ofthe United  States, at a meeting held in Detroit on  August 18 last, there were (7) different  currencies in the United States money  system, while really not two cents in  gold is held for the redemption of the  current dollars in circulating monej  in the Union.  ' According to the reviser of the currency ofthe United Stated, S150,000,000  pension list is only another means or  regularly watering the money system,  or depreciating the purchasing power  of every dollar of Canadian gold shipped to the United States. Such a  money system must fail, and, as producers of gold, we object to it.  The rule that money is money only  so far as it is supported by gold held  in reserve for its redemption is one  which we consider as much in justice  to the poor man or producer as to the  capitalist, and the only safe guard in  establishing the value of money.  The present banking-system of Canada being managed by chartered companies under supervision of the government, has handled our money sys  tern satisfactorily; and, if the Dominion government were to grant a charter  to a mining company or a refining  company, under either the Companies'  or the Banking Act to define the exact  value ofthe gold produced in Canada,  wc believe the result would be satisfactory and beneficial to eur   country.  Furthermore, gold being one of the  most valuable products, the most possession of which carries with it an  earning capacity ; as in all other countries the exact value and weight of  gold produced is always known, and  sometimes used by such countries  with mateirial benefit in the administration of its general husiness.  We, as citizens of Canada, again  protest'against the exploration oi gold  as raw material.  A THEOBBING HEART.  A throbbing heart is caused by  wrong action of the heart, and can only  be cured by correcting and regulating  its working. Milburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills do this. Here is the proof:  Mr. John Griffin, St. Lawrence Hotel'  Montreal says: "They cured me of  nervousness, throbbing heart beat,  dizziness and constant-headache. My  heart beats as steady as a clock   now."  With Scissors and Pen.  . -Boston capitalists have bought ,tho  Mediara, on Springer creek, for $5,000.  Ihe Ledge on the U, S. and B., C.  claim adjoining the Euth mine is  growing larger and looking better  A payment of ������20,000 on the bon.i of  the Little Phil mine at Ainsworth is  reported to have been made last Saturday.' i  The O.ucen Bess is'putting on some  50 or 60 more miners, and is going to  make a vigorous effort to rank high as  a shipper henceforth.  The Nelson section has the third  dividend paying mine. The Fern paying  S10,000aud the Miner thinks it is great.  It is one of 5 per cent, on the stock of  ������200,000.  Recent smelter returns of ore from  the Le Roi mines show that the ore is  going about 1*54 ounces in gold, 4 per  cent, copper and 3 ounces in silver ; its  monetary value being 941.11  Mines between Three Forks and  Kaslo have during the month ef January this year shipped 5,263* tons of  ore against 2.170J tons for January  1S97. This does not look as if mining  in the these parts was in any respect  on the wane.  The Mcintosh Co. have employed  W. A. Carlyle, Provincial Mineralogist,  to oversee their operations in the Eossland district. No better man could be  got anywhere, but it is apparent if the  compan do not shortly hold up on  the salary business, they will find on  hand more salary than gold.  The debts of the Noble Five mine are  now being paid off rapidly, and as we  said weeks ago, it is generally supposed  the Dunsniuirs, of Victoria, have put  up the funds. It is also understood a  sufficient 'sum of money will be forthcoming in a few days to commence  opperations ag-aiu on a more extensive scale than ever. This is good  news, and will do much to revive lagging business.  The latest, issue ofthe British Columbia Eeview, published in London, contains the prospectus of the Okanogan  and Kootenay development Syndicate  which is beinj; floated in London with  a capital of ������10,000. The syndicate  announces its intention of operating  especially in thc Okanogan and Kootenay districts and says it is considering  an option on six valuable claims in  Fairview camp.  The Trail Creek News says, "The  water-jacket furnaces for the silver-lead  stack have arrived in Trail and the  work of construction will soon commence. Mr. Hcinze will in all probability, remain in Trail long enough to  see the silver-lead works on the way to  completion and to hasten the time  when the Slocan ores as well as the  Trail Creek ores can be treated in  Canada."  It is reported that the Waverley  group has been sold to a British syndicate for ������15,000. This group is located  on Sophie mountain and consists of  the fallowing claims : Melrose, Gait,  Florence, Abbotts.ord and-the Wavery'  ley Fraction. These claims were lo-,  cated by James Lawlor some two yearn  since. It is understood that the group  was owned by J. S. O. Fraser. -It-I. is  said by some that the properties., were  bought by the Mackintosh syndicate.  Through, a scarcety of water fpr operating the machinery a, number, of  hands have been let off at the Payne  mine. Full operations will resume  again as soon as, the snow commences  to tha w in the mountains and snow  water is a available. , For some time  the machinery men have been , melting snow, but they find this a very expensive operation. There was areport  the mine had closed down, but there .  was no ground except what we ha-ve  stated above for any report at any  time. . ,  The   Spokesman-Eeview  reports   a  recent sale of 40,000 Bhares   of  Dardanelles at 14 cents." The stock is quoted  east at 16 cents, and is said to   be .the-'  most active on the   market.    At, the  mine the outlook is most encouraging.  Though no ore has yet   been   shipped,  the mine has been steadily  producing  at theri.te45 tons of  high   grade" ore  per month, and under ground the mine  looks exceptionally ,well.   The shaft is  being continued down, and will reach  a depth of about 400 feet (about Febru-  .  ary 15th. ,'       ���������        ' '   -       ,���������  One ofthe most promising' properties on Springer creek is the Tail Holt  'which is situated near the well known  Howard Fraction property. The character of the ore is much the same as  that of the Howard Fraction, and a  .well defined ledge is in the face of the .  tunuel, which is now in a distance of  about 50 feet. The property is owned  by Wm. Ferguson of Brandon. * Mr. ,  Ferguson has had'as much experience  in mining as any other man in the  camp and is confident ne has; a good'  thing in this claim. He has a splendid cabin-and blacksmith shop en the  property, and has everything' in readiness to resume work in the ' spring.  He wiU'open up the property in' another place, where he is < confident a  large body,of ore lies. '., ;  ��������� Worthless Klondyke Claims.-  Ottawa,���������Hon. Clifford Sifton, minister of the interior, has received a letter  from Major Walsh warning the public  as to the woithless Klondyke claims  offered for sale. The major says he is  informed that fifteen or twenty brokers  '-ave come out from Dawson with' hundreds of certificates for entries fer mining property on all streams in the  neighborhood on to the mountain tops,  with the hope that they will be readily  seized by thc gullible public in the  U. S. and Canada. They are trying' to  imitate the brokers of South Africa  and Eossland.   ���������  Sandon Ore'Shipments.  The following is a list of ore shipments over the K. <fc S. from Sandon  for the week ending Jan. 27:  MraE. -    i TONS.  Payne 400  Euth 100 ���������  Last Chance - 80  Slocan Star -... 80  Eeco :  20  Queen Bess ". .*���������  15  Fountain Fraction j    5  Total 700  MINING RECORDS;  Recorded  at New Denver.  LOCATIONS.  Jan 26���������Arena Fraction, Four Mile, Chan B  IIopo; Dominion, Carposter, Duncan Me-  Cunig.  Jan 27���������Dlvidond.Sloean Lake, Wm H Brandon.  ASSESSMENTS.  Jaaav-AVoodenspoon, Pay Rook, O K.  Jan-20���������WHR.  TRANSFERS.  Jan 24���������Apis, Kate "VV* Terrlll, by Sheriff, to  John H Gray, Jan 15, $124.  Jan25���������HuraptuIIps i, Arthur H Whltohor  to Chas K Burrltt Dec8.  Same.Chas K Burlttto A H CIcments,Jaul2.  Paymasteri, SL Goldberg to J H Douglas,  Nov 26.  Texas BoyJl, D E Watson to John Nunn.  Jan 2G���������Silver Standard J.Graut J,Ja8 Bawes  to M E Rammelmeyer, Dec 2L  LmtlyBdithJ.WHIti, Jas Bowes to Chas  E Hope, Jan 36, $'J,50������.  Snowbird j, M L Nicholson to Frank L  Byron, Jan 25.  Jan 27���������MollleHughes, Idea, Real Idea No2,  Elnathan, Kinkora, Pinto No 2, Tryon, H E  l\IcCarvllle and Felix Hughes to H Clever, M  E Bragdon, Harry Sherran and Thos Avison,  all interest, Jan 22, $2,K0.  American Girl, Concord, First Extension,  Young Dominion Fraction, Wm Glynn, Jas  H Moran, John A I"*inch and Poter Larsan to  CliasK Milbourneand Thos J Duncan, Octl,  $10.  Jau 28���������General Sheridan and Rushlord, M  R W Rathborno to Geo Alexander, Jan 24.  Jau 31���������Alternoon }, Jas Campbell to W E  Cropp, Jan 29.  May B, H H Pitts to Win Stubbs, Jan 8.  M  i\  i f  ���������i  i\  ��������� If  "M  J m  ��������� ,<~w  p ������������������������������������������> If'.,[ !���������  *���������.������������������!     .*! .*'-,*  p(.v* j**, -���������;-  < V.- :'}��������� u,  1..-    -..h   . ���������   ���������  -- 'k.\ijnv^.  -I - r   . j.    . p   _  -��������� II ,/.���������*.  " ��������� ���������:?���������< J "O  ��������� ���������������������������'���������i������- ���������-������ jv������  '"*   ���������**'  ������' >���������*". t   .���������*  ��������� f : I������  T"-vr-  "ii i: ���������  ���������V ,'-.  ii *,-���������  T77*"'"  "^ ���������v ��������� ������������������"���������111'  'OJiW  *rt������.i  ���������  ���������**��������� ���������"���������.-  ?'y?  ;.t  ���������-.���������.".sTT.?-.-.  l V."    ���������  'Jrt fyv..;  ��������� i 'I  /    .  ���������*-���������"*!.:*- MM  ���������-��������� ���������j  THE MINING REVIEW.  SATURDAY,; FEBRUARY 5, 1898.  t AM DON, BEITrSH COLUMBIA,  SATU   DAY FBBEUAEY 5, 1898.  SuBrt j.'.ftjon S2.00 Per Ykau.  ��������� Strictly i>* Advnace  REMINDERS. ,  It is surprising how prone mankind  is to   go with crowds anywhere   or  to  do anything,   when a   little   reflection  would often show anyone   that  a rush  could only be  a wave   to destruction.  There are some  who meet  tlie argument   that  the   present  rush   to   the  Klondike, is absurd with the history of  South  Africa,   Australia,   the   Fraser  River settlement and California, when  in fact there is no ground for comparison   in   either  instance.    Those who  rushed to any of these countries at the  time of the gold fever, invariably found  'something  else, lhey   could do there,  if they  could not pick gold,   to make  a   living.    In   every case they  found  a hospitable   climate   and   a   councry  ready  for   seitlement   in agriculture,  cattle raising, lumbering or mining in  other channels, while every knows that  if the Klondyke has not gold  for the  rush of people, it Has nothing else   to  give  them present   and   prospective  employment.     The crowd   never   appears  to give this  a tho ught.    So far  the most sanguine estimate of  the output of gold  for the coming year in  that country is $15,000,000, and  this  is based on the calculation that all the  country  they consider gold-bearing is  equally rich   with the finds   they have  discovered.    Supposing for a moment  this is probable,   which is only  a supposition.    At present there are 15,000  people in   that country,  and the rush  of tlie spring will swell  the number to  at least   50,000.      Supposing   again  there  will be provisions available for  that number, there is dwelling accommodation  to be considered,   and it is  an insurmountable obstacle ; but supposing by any means   even   this   difficulty was over come,   we have 50,000  people undergoing all the hardships of  getting there, facing the grave proplem  ofi food and shelter to secure a doubtful $300, or what the output will average   if   equally  distributed���������a    fact  patent on the face for consideration���������  for   the history of mining   shows  that  but few of their own efforts are fortunate wealth under other circumstances  carries the discoveries.  believes that the man who has $10,-  000 in general merchandise over and  above his liabilities, and who owns his  own business place, and pays no rent  to a landlord, should only pay a license of $10 a year on that surplus in  trad;, while the man who owns $10,-  000 worth of real estate, mortgaged  for $6,000, and has not two tenants  on his real property, should pay two  cents on the dollar taxes on the full  $10,000 of non-productive and unoccupied property if that rate of taxation was required in the city. He  also believes that the candy dealer in  a 4x6 store should pay $10.00 a year  license while the retail dealer lhat  turns over $50,000 a year in general  merchandise should pay no more.  Thc law, as it stands at present in this  province, allows this injustice in taxation, though no other province in Confederation allows it. and the Sandon  sage says it is correct. Who else  endorses the idea ? That's the question.  The sage next has an estimate of  tlie revenues for the present year, a  something the Angel Gabriel could  not make -if he was again rehabilitated  in the flesh. He says tlie amount is  $7,500, and it is made up from trade  and liquor licenses in this way : '  Rebate from government on  taxes collected ?3i0oo  Collectable before July 2,000  Collectable after July 2,500  $7,500  There is then  before the crowd in bold relief the fact  that seven-eights of the number must  meet with privations that will end their  days, and the remaining eighth will  meet with varying success. The venture must end to many as did the trip  to Moscow'to Napoleon.  Let  us now   for a moment look   at  another picture that is not   a painting,  but   a tangible,   living reality.     Two  weeks ago   we proved by the   railway  company's books here that 24,789 tons  of ore were shipped from Sandon during, the year 1897.    This represents a  cash   value of $2,500,000.    Now all  told, calculating   the miners employed  on the output,  the families of those of  them   who have the like, and the business   and industrial population of the  city of Sandon, it is a safe estimate to  say there  were not  more than 5,000,  people associated in all channels, with  this output, or exactly $500 a piece in  a comparative calculation, considering  men, women and children.    The comparison will be even more favorable to  Sandon, when   wc consider   the adult  male representation of the local 5,000  the   wage earners list is   much smaller  here  than there.    In addition   to this  privations here  are nothing compared  to what they are in the Klondyke section.  But says one there 'are but few  mines around Sandon compared with  the hundreds of chances out there,  and it takes money to get possession  of any properties at Sandon.  We believe, however, it is no exaggeration to say that enough capital is  leaving the Sandon section with miners to purchase a dozen properties that  would turn out as well as any of our  older mines, and that if worked by  the removing miners collectively would  make them all wealthy. It is, of  course, a difficult matter to get a large  body of men, who have all their lives  lived up to their earnings,to see things  in this way, but none the less we have  presented the facts in what to a reasoning mind will appear reasonable  and practical from every sensible point  of view.  Total  The first item may possibly be correct  but we cannot say, as we have no  statement of what the government has  collected this year in Sandon from licenses and otherwise ; but time will  show there is no means at present of  making up the other two items.  As we read the law, a hotel in an  incorporated city to be ranked as a  hotel must have thirty rooms. This  being the ease, the commissioners,  when they are appointed and do their  duty, will probably limit the place to  six or eight hotels instead of twenty as  at present, the rest of the shops ranking as saloons and bottling houses.  What the new council will place the  licenses at in these respectively, no  one at present knows. Until these  license rates are fixed, no one knows  what revenue the liquor business will  bring in.  It is an absolute certainty that there  are 150 dogs  in"the place   that ought  to bring in $300 ���������   there are  250 people in the city who ought to pay a road  lax of $2 a year or $500 more ; drays,  liveries,   auctioneers,    billiard tables,  transient dealers,   police   court, etc.,  etc., ought   to   make up   $1,000   to  $1,500   moie.    The  smaller   sources  must  be   considered   as 'well   as   the  larger ones.      If wholesale liquor  licenses are placed   at $150,   retail   at  $250,   saloons at $500,   bottling concerns at $ 100   as they are   in   Nelson  and Rossland, the   present number of  houses, classified,   as the law compels  classification,   would   bring  in   about  $7,000  alone.    It is, of course,   safe  to  say that  this limits hotels   in   the  place that will take out licenses at that  figure ; buf  the   rest  of thc    present  shops would   not  take   out saloon licenses,    so   until   classifications   are  made and licenses arc fixed,estimating  a revenue for Sandon   is like   hunting  for a needle   in   the  proverbial  hay  stack, but the Sandon sage   has found  it already.  The best thing "the" council can do  is to take steps at once to get a refund from the government of monies  collected ; fix dog taxes, make a raid  on the dogs" and collect all available  that way * regulate road taxes and're-  alise as soon as possible ; decide on  livery, dray, billiard and transient  traders licenses, and collect promptly;  fit liquor licenses, let the commissioners as soon as appointed classify  the applicants for licenses, and then,  and not till then, can even a sage, to  say nothing of a Sandon city council,  make even an approximate estimate of  the citv's revenues.  two gentlemen, or the wish of the  journals endorsing them to force Federal politics into the provincial arena.  We believe the province, politically  s;*eaking, is Conservative, and an  efl <rt of Grit prints to depose Mr.  Sj'nlin and pl-'ce Mr. Bodwell or  Mr. Davis in his, shoes would only  foi ce party issues at once and leave  the opposition in a hopeless minority  at the outset.  Every one must admit  that from an  administrative point of view both sides  ol the   House   are   lamentably weak.  T lerc   may be   litfle or  no   room   to  question   the   integrity of any  of the  leading   members of either   side personally ; but this alone is not the point.  The province   has an   annual revenue  of about a million and a half  of   dol-  lars from all sources, and with this the  country  is growing yearly  into heavy  debt,   and   with   little permanent improvements.    This is the circumstance  that is condemding the government in  the eyes of all considerate   observers.  At the   last  session   of    the    House  power; was got to place  another  two  and a   half millions   of  debt  on   the  countiy,   and but little  to show  for it  all.     It is true we have new parliament  buildings, away   to one  edge   of the  country, where   a popular vote   would  by no means place them,   at a cost of  nearly  a   million   dollars;   $650,000  has been sunk in the Nakusp and Slocan railway ; a half a million in irrigation   and'other minor  schemes,   and  this is practically all that is to be seen  for the $50 per caput of debt bearing  7 per cent, inleres-t, on the people.  It appears to us that to command  the confidence of the electors, the opposition have to come down with a  ladicilly new nnd progressive policy.  They cannot do much lo wipe out the  piesent debt, but lhey should employ  the most vigorous eflort to reduce the  rate of interest thereon; they should  have ready an equitable redistribution  measure ; they should dismiss half the  clerks in the government offices that  are there through disgraceful nepotism ; they should no longer confine  the body of expenditures to the most  advanced sections of the country, but  spend all they can spare under the  most rigid economy in remote parts,  where there is known to be immense  wealth, to checkmate the Klondyke  craze and bring population there.  These are the measures the country is  calling for, and it matters but little to  the people whether lhey get them from  government or opposition, Grit or  Tory.  LOVE'S  FLOWER O.ARDEN.  In Love's Flower Garden there is lhe  full-blown rose of married happiness and  the holy perfume of joyous motherhood  for every woman who Takes proper caie of  her health  in  a womanly way.     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Without it Dyspepsia, Constipation, Biliousness, Headache,  Livr and Kidney Complaints^ Scrofula,  Ulcers and Abscesses thrive and increase in  (lie human system.   But with pure  DON'T  CARE   WHICH.  CITY   MATTERS.  The sage of our confrere does not  agree with The Mining Review in  the contention that personal property  ought- to be taxed as well as real estate.     In this  he takes  his cue   from  Some of the opposition papers of  the country are in ecstacies of delight  over the prospect of Mr. Bodwell, of  Victoria, and Mr. Davis, of New  Westminster, going into provincial  politics, to take the leadership of the  opposition. In the first place, it may  not be out of place to say that their  going into the House would not constitute them leaders ��������� like Fanny  Squeers they cavinot make a match by  their own proposals only. Mr. Semlin  has been appointed leader of the opposition, and no power on earth can  depose him but a vote of the opposition members of the House or his own  voluntary resignation. As long as he  chooses to hold that position and has  a majority of the opposition members  behind  him,   he  will  remain  leader  Our confrere   says, but whether under inspiration or not, we can not say,  the city council are prepared to receive  suggestions   from any one,   as  to   the  best means of raising a levenue.  They  need not be thus like a rudderless vessel on the sea, as there is' but one way  of doing it.     Let them  at  their   next  meeting with the statutes before them,  pointing out their latitude, fix the rate  of license   on every institution, person  or thing in   the city they intend   to license   or tax, except real estate.     Let  them   next  set  to   woik   and   collect  these minor   licenses  and taxes, and  when   the   commissioners   classify the  liquor dealers, who intend  to take out  licenses, collect from all who have not  paid  the government.    Let them next  ask the government for a refund of all  the taxes  and licenses   they have collected in   the  city   this year,   and   to  which   the  city   is entitled,    and   the  council have all the available revenues  for the  year,   excepting   real   estate  taxes.      Let   the   several   committees  then make up estimates of the monies  they intend to expend,  on running expenses,   public   works,   schools,   etc.,  during the year, and  subtracting the  revenues in   hand   from   the   total ol  proposed expenditures, they have   at  once   the amount  they   must raise in  realty   tax.      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I      For thirty years a Practical Upholsterer, and the only manufacturer in f  I the Slocan-Kootenay. |  1 ���������   UNDERTTHUNQ flHb EMBdLfimQ.   ��������� |  I      A large stock of Caskets at lowest prices |  I i  Tiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiini[iiiiiiiiiiiniiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiii[iiiiii!iii!iiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii:iiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiKDr  tke late Henry George.    Our confrere | despite  the  ambition of these   other  18 YEARS TOWN CONSTABLE.  Mr. B. Knisley, Hagersville, Ont.,  holds tho record of having been town  constable for 18-years. Mr. Knisley  says: "I w is cured of kidney and  bladder weakliest by three boxes of  Doan's Kidney Pills I often had to  rise five or six times in the night nn  account of bladder weakness. The  pills entireh did away with this annoying symptom. I highly recommend them lor all kidney or bladder  troubles."  Thc _CP.lt. ave at length purchased  Heinzie's railway to Kossland and  smelter at Tr il. This will obviate  the necessity for a second road to Eossland, by the C. P. R.  . fi& .  Call and see one; of the most complete  stocks of Stationery,:Wall Papers, &c, in the  Kootenay country.  LATEST  GAMES  .    FOR .EVENING AMUSEMENT.  Blank Books, Church Books, Ink, School  Supplies, Wedding Stationery, Cloth Bound  Books, Musical Goods and Sporting Goods,  &c, in endless variety.  A QUARTER TON OF  NEW NOVELS.  We pay special attention to [have a full  line of  CHOICE STATIONERY.  JS Nothing Like Brick  >i*^ ��������� ,^s^ *^a<  r  -k  Proctor & McMillan Bros.  OF BALFOUR  Manufacture a first-class article in Pressed Brick j they are selling at low figures. Any sized order attended to promptly. Full  particulars from any of our agents.  V  Kaslo  H. BYERS.  Sandon  E. M. SANDILANDS.  Nelson  E. TRAVIS.  s  Next  Door to B. N. A. Bank,  Sandon, B. C.  ������������������.���������  ������������������    I   >.   "        '   ,      j*-    ���������  t,   *     i>.-"-     "      *   - *. \    * 'K .1'.   1, ��������� *���������     i J    ��������� 1,        ��������������� #j     , i .'}  - *   ������.      S  .'    ' l ��������� '.."i-������������������?���������!.������ *   '���������.*���������   ������������������        ������������������ t1.     ��������������� 11- -    'n'-        1   r-    ,      v. .Oi     r        '    h \      -I  >ii       1     ���������������      ���������*������ t      ������������������ in _.!_'' s-^-J������'-+>-**'* -J- - -i  w  f',\  SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 5, 1898.  THE MINING REVIEW.  The Government Subsidizes a Railway from Sticfcine River  to Teslin Lake.  , The government at Ottawa is said to  be inundated  with telegrams   asking  that   they    close    the , passes   into  the Klondyke   region.      At   a   public   meeting   in    Victoria   e;irly    in  the present  week,   strong   resolutions  were passed urging similar action   upon the government, and the   board   of  traderat Vancouver is entirely in sym-  ' pathy with the movement. This action  is said to be the result of  the  disin-  ���������- clination on the part of the' Washington authorities to keep the,agreement  made with  the Hon.   Clifford   Sif'ton  i -whereby the difficulties -'in  regard   to  transition across the narrow strip from  Skaguay'to' White Pass might be   ob-  ,viated.    Under   thijse   circumstances  the government has decided   to   sub-  "sidize a company to construct   a   rail-  Tvay   from   Stickine , river, to   Teslin  Lake, by which it is expected that the  Yukon trade will be reserved for Canada. ,;:A recent} Associated  Pre.������s   telegram says:  "* "There have been many seekers   for  " franchises for the construction of  railways, but most of the proposals   have  , no substantial backing.   The only men  who  seem   to    have    the    financial  strength necessary, and the experience,  courage, and the ability and give   the  necessary guarantee of good faith were  William   McKenzie   of  Toronto   and  "Donald G. Mann. ���������   JNd   cash   subsidy  will be granted but   25,000   acres   per  ' mile of mineral   lands will   bn   given  instead, while   the company   will put  . up a $250,000 guarantee.     It   is' also  provided   that   each   alternate - block  shall be reserved for - the government-  II the contractors secure the ricli  gold  "bearing   'territory    the    government  shares iil'its good   forture.     Royalty  of one per cent, will   be   laid   on   all  precious metals   produced   from   the  lands alienated to the company.  The lands are to be selected from  thc Northwest teriitors, west of tho  Mackenzie river and north of the 60th  parallel of latitude. For live years  from the last of September, 1898, no  railway will'be authorized - by parliament to be constructed from Lynn  canal, or any point liear the international boundary between Canada  and Alaska, into thc Yukon. The  total land granfcto the 'Stickine-Tcslin  Lake railway will aggregate- 3,000,000  acres, and the cost of the road is estimated at $5,000,0(0.  and export trade.  ' The present policy inflicts upon India,as well as the evils of an insufficient and steadily lessening currency,  evils which the .vicissitudes of that  country during the past twelve months  have served to emphasize. The world  has heard much of tbe famine in India  and of the great funds subscribed for  its victims. 'It has not been, however,  so generally known lhat the famine  was one of money rather than food ;  that the contributions were chiefly  forwarded to India in the form of  money and not grain, and that during  the whole period of famine, rice was  abundant where men wore starving,  and its price was but ii trifle over a  cent a pour.d, less thau the price of  wheat-in England."  DAILY STAGE  FROM THREE FORKS TO CODY.  Morning���������leaving   Three Korks^atS  o'clock.  Afternoon���������leaves Cody at 11 o'clock.  Leaves Three Forks at 1 o'clock,  Leaves Cody at 4 o'clock.  SAW, SHINGLE & PLANING ?/NLL  Have in stock  Dressed Lumber.  or cut to order on short notice, allkinds of Rough and  Dimension stuff up to 46 feet long.  "Madigan.  411 Smokers Like  NO MATTER.  No matter how obstinate the cough,  how severe the cold, Norway Pine  Syrup will .cure and cure quickly. No  other remedy equals it in curative  power over throat and lung troubles-  Knows How to Suspend the Law of  Gravitation.   ���������  Are Mot Graceful.  Apropos of ths news that sonic man  in the States claims to havo found  out  ho'w to suspend tho law of gravitation,  it may be remari-cd  that   the   law   is  generally supposed to be pretty well established and pretty immutable.   Thc  most   remarkable   bit   of calculation  ever done by human beings is that, attributed to the famous British astronomer, Prof. Adams.   The scientist had  observed   certain   peculiar    perturbations ef the planet Uranus.   He could  explain the phenomenon only by   the  the presence of another  great  planet,  unknown to science, somewhere in the  heavens, exercising an influncc  upon  Uranus by the law of gravitation. Then  began the "figuring rcferred'to.   When  the calculation   had   been   completed  Dr. Gale of Berlin pointed his big telescope at the place in the heavens indicated,   and   there ,was   the   gigantic  planet Neptune���������60 times as* large   as  earth, and 2,500,000 miles- away   from  it.   Scientific achievement   like   this  seems to border on th" supernatural.  A Well-finished Pipe, the beat sample  of Tobacco, Cigars and Cisarettcs procurable���������and 'JACOB KELSEN has  them. Pie h'is also the latest arrival oi  Fruits, and Billiard Tables for recreation.    Give him. n call  KILN DRIED LUMBER AND MOULDINGS, EQUAL TO ANY IMPORTED.  A large stock of all kinds of BUILDERS' SUPPLIES suitable to the'local  trade now on hand, including KILH DRIED Flooring, Rustic Shiplap,  Rebated Door Jambs, Plowed Pulley Styles, Square and Moulded Casing, Plain  and Moulded Base, V Joint Ceiling, Beaded Wainscoting; also a great  variety of Mouldings, including Crown. Bed, Boejection, Wainscote Caping;  Cornice and Sprung Moulds, as well as a variety of Cove, Quarter and Half  Rounds, O.G. and Square Stops, Parting Beads, Square and Beaded Balusters,  Roof Rolls���������Grounds, and all kinds of finishing materials.       /  HAVING LATELY RECEIVED A CAR LOAD OF  run 1 unto in nutnlo  Send a Hough Drawing in Lead Pencil of  your Idea, ImprovemonLor Invention, wilh  ���������,   piipo  book " How to got a Patent,." HAKION &  MARION, Experts, Teniplo JJMtf "Montreal. TJjo only drai of grivduato engineers  in tho Dominion transacting patent business  eyolusively.   Highest reference? <������}  ���������'W-Vr  DOORS AND WINDOWS  3 J*\ff**\jmf'-^l/S*^f>*\j^*\j^^  f ' *     " '  }     50C. 50C.  GOLD WITCH  FREE.  IF YOU ARIZ,  DO NOT FORGET '  THREE, IMPORTANT POINTS.  FIRST���������Go via SI. Paul because the lines to  that point will aflord you tho very best  service.  SECOND���������Seo that the cupon beyond St.  Paul reads via thoWlnconsin Central becaus.0  that line makes close connections with all  the trans- continental lines entering the  Union Depot there, and its service is lirst-  cliibs in every particular.  TJTrrtD���������For Information, call on your  neighbor and friend���������the nearest ticket Agent,  ���������and ask for a ticket reading via tho Wisconsin Central linos, or address '  Jas. Pond, or Geo. S. Batty,  Gen. Pas. Agt., General-Agent,  Milwaukee, Wis. 210 Stark St.,  Portland, Or.  IN A GREAT VARIETY OF STYLES AND SIZES.  I am now able to supply the public without delay, with anything in this line,  of a first-class quality, and at rock bottom prices.  ALSO A VARIETY OF TURNINGS, BRACKETS, &C.  Newel Posts, Turned Balusters, Verandah Truss and other Fancy Brackets,  Table���������Legs (morticed), Corner and Plinth Blocks. Turned Stool Tops, &c.  Also in stock some of the best Shingles manufactured!  An inspection of my stock is requested.  Geo. Lovatt, Prop.  Don'tforget our QHEflF FUEL.    Short Slabs$r.2S, cart load.delivered.  The  northern  connecting  point   of  the  C. P. R. on Slocan lake.  99  *M'������_  The undersigned begs to inform the ladies of Sandon and vicinity that she  lias opened a new Ladies Furnishing Store in Sandon.  ny  Hi  NEW  SPOKANE FULLS 8 NORTHERN  '   NELSON 5 FORT SHEPPARD RY.  ,  '     RED MOUNTAIN RAILWAY  -  An American writer _ has   this   unkindly, and probably uncalled,'for 'remark     to    say   about    Australians :  Though pretty, tall,   and   well-formed,  the Australian woman is not graceful.  Her feet are seldom small,  hor ' hands  rarely beautiful.   Moreover, she  does  not drees well.   Her toilet has none of  the chic of the Pnrisienne's, and .little  of the sobriety of the English woman's.  Overdre.-seel or  dowdy,  she   produces  the impression not only of having little  taste, but no artistic sense of thc   fit  ness of things.     Stylish   and   elegant  women are to be seen more frequently  " in Melbourne than elsewhere.    Never-  ' theless dress.is dear to tlie soul   of an  Australian, and much is spent   upon  it.' -Down in tbe lowest   social   grades  dress plays  a  moat   important   part.  -The Australian hugs the idea of equality, and   believing  in   uniformity   of  dress ae the visible sign thereof,   often  sacrifice actual comfort to obtain fashionable     clothing.       An   Australian  'family makes a brave   show   on   holi-  daj s.   There may   be   bare   feet   and  rags in thc house, but there are cheap  feathers .and gloves in the street.   .  These watches are solid 14-carat  gold, and our usual list price for  I them here in England is ������5 (S"25)  ?, each, but to introduce our cnor-  s mous Catalogue, wo will send you  C this watch free if you take adva'n-  ?"tago of "our marvellous offer.   If  e-you '-*ant one, write us without  . dcliy. With your letter send ns  ('50 cents ,lnternaiioual Money  > Order, for which we will send you  \ kasolidsilverbrooch,worth SI, ind  < our offer. After you receive the  ? beautiful watch, we shall expect  s  you  to show it to your friends,  < and call their attention to this  r advertisement, This watch is  3 sent free on registered post on  \ your complying with our ndver-  \ tisement and our oiler, andis war-  P  ranted for five years.   Address���������  } WATCHMAKERS' ALLIANCE  &" ERNEST GOODE'S' STORES,  j_td., 184 Oxford St.London) Eng,  Money returned if not moro than   .  satisfied.  WILL YOU TRY 1  Will you try to get rid of constipation if we toll you how ? The reined v  is Burdock's Blood Bitters. It puts the  ' stomach, liver and bowels, in perfect  order. We prove what we print: "I  think there is no equal to B. B. B. for  constipation," snys Mrs. Thomas Tam-  blyn, Oshawa, Ont. "It cured both my  husband and myself after using  only live dottles in all."  UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL.  ���������     15 Princes St., Birmingham, Eng.  "I thank you very much lor the  beautiful watch you .sent nie>free������r  charge. lvlnive tested it for nine  months nnd 11 nover varies one half-a-  mlnutc Irom one week's end to another."���������E, "WlIiKS.  ' "To give away a Gold Watch worth  $25 is certainly a splendid adverttse-  mont,butas theWatchmakers' Alliance'  Is the largest Arm 01 watchmakers .In  England.they can afl*ordit."���������EditorX.  Be sure and address your letter, JS1,  OXFOltnSTRKET, LONTDON, ENGLAND.  9 '*W"A������rf"'W''W Art/A^r'W'ArfN/ Atf Aaa/WA*/ 9  ASK  FOR  THE ONLY ROUTE to Til AIL CHEEK  and the mineral districts ol the Colvllle Reservation, "Nulhon, Kaslo, Kootenay *  Lake and Slocan points.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY,    BETWEEN  SPOKaNE.ROSSLANJD and nelson  leave         , Aiuurvn  10.00 a_m Rowland '3.10 p.m.  S.10 a.m Nelson GOO p.m.  8.00 a.m....... .Spokane COO p.m.  No change of cars between Spokane and  Rossland.  Close connections aLNelson with stor.mors  for Kaslo and all Koolenay lake points.    ,  Passengers ior Kettle river and Boundary  creek connect at, Marcus with stage dally.  IgORTHERN  fl       PACIFIC RAILWAY.  Solid -Vestibule Trains.  Modern Equipment.  THROUGH: TICKETS  toTacoma, Senttler Vietotia, Vancouver, Portland, and California Points.  St. Paul, St. Louis, Chicago, New  York, Boston; and .ill Points East, ��������� also  European S. S. tickets.  TIME    SCIIEDULE.  No. I. West  No. 2. East  Depart-  Depart  10.55 p.m.  7.09 a.m.  T<*or information, time-cards maps aud  tickets, call on or write p. 1). GIB3S, general  agent, Spokane, Wash.; or A. D. Charlton,  assistant passenger agent, No. 255 Morrison  street, corner Third, Portland. Oregon.  Kaslo and Slocan  Railway.  TIHE CARD.  SILVER SITUATION IN INDIA.  Extract From Recent Speech of Senator  Wolcott of   Colorado.  Leave S.00 a.m.  S.3G   "  "      D.������S   "  9.51  ���������"  10.0,3  10. IS  "     10.38  ArrlvelO.50  Kaslo      Arrive 3.50 p.m.  South Folk      "      8.15     ���������'  Spoules "      2.15     "  Whitewater      '      2.00    "  Bear Lake        "       LIS  McOuignn        "      1.33  Cody Junction   "      1.12  Sandon      Leave 1.00  Subject to chango wilhout notice.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  KOBEKT IRVING,  O. F. A P. A.  GEO.  P. COPJ_ \ND,  Superintendent.  In his speech on the financial question last week in the United States  senate, Senator Wolcott, Colorado,  chairman of the Iniernational Bimc!.  alio Commission, spoke as follows concerning the silver situation in India :  "To us, thc India Situation is inex  plicable. Millions of people, most of  them extremely poor for years, have  invested all their earnings in silver.  These accumulations a few years ago  were worth a thousand millions of  dollars and to-day they aro worth less  than half of that sum. By tbe closing  of the Indian mints and the irrificial  value ������f gold as compared with silver,  India is at a disadvantage with the  neighboring countries, the exports of  whiah are stimulated by the higher  premium on gold and they are robbing  India of muoh of her manufacturing  TUtPmJ  w  THE BEER THAT  MILWAUKEE FAMOUS.  UNEQUALLED FOR TABLE USE.  FOR SA.LE-BY  For elip<ip E'iilr<,ad and Stenmshi]i  Tickets to and from all points, apply to  S. Ca.mppell, Agi-nt. Sandon, B. C.  Railway  Pacific  And Soo Pacific.  The Most Direct Route to nil Points in  Canada, United States and Emope.  DAILY SERVICE.  Baggage  checked   through to  without change.  destination  -The Only Line  Hotel Sandon,  Sandon,  B.C.  Mining Review $2.00  per )^ear in advance.  operating tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal  and Boston without change, also through  oars to St. Paul daily.  Luxurious   Sloepeis   and   Magnificent  Dining Cars on all Trains.  Trains leave Sandon 11 o'clock, dailj, connections with steamers for tho north,  except Monday; anil south dally,  except Sundays.  Call on nearest! C. P. Ii. agent for'Iurther  particulars, It will save you tfmo and'monoy  A. C. McARTHUIt, agent, Sandon;  H. M. Macgrcgor, traveling passenger  agent, Nelson; Goo.McLuBrown district  powengor agent, Vancouver.  NOW ARRIVING  will make her stock most complete in all departments.    Styles in every line the  very latest; goods the' very best, and prices the very lowest.  Shop three doors west from Sandon Hotel.  COAST LUMBER.   COAST LUMBER.  has the only safe harbor north of Slocan City.  It is at Rosebeiy where the beautiful  Slocan steamer ties up over night ^and  where the employees can bring their families.  Flooring, Siding, Ceiling, Mouldings,  Laths, Shingles, Doors and Windows,  Glass. Store and Office Fixtures.  Igrfr  ���������V  FACTORY AND YAED NEXT TO ELECTRIC POWER-HOUSE,      SANDOJN".  lots were put on the market June 28th and  are selling fast. You cannot afford to wait  if you want a lot.    They are going upl  ^"fcrfcrfy?        *&*&%*$������  ajL  Men are grading and clearing the town-  site, and several buildings are about to.be  erected.  We have every  ^  facility for ^  turning out the   .Tt  best Mining and ^>j  Commercial H  is designed to be the distributing centre for  the Slocan. N  .  Work that can  be executed.  Ordens taken for Printing  at Cliffe's  Bookstore  will receive prompt  attention.  *  4  4������������  4  4  *������*  4  will become the great Concentrating City of  the Slocan, having abundance of water and  being easy of access to the mining centre.  Watch this.  ^mJpmJpmip JpUpm^m^^  Terms���������One-half cash ; balance three and  six months.    For full particulars apply to  General Agent.  '71  '!  ��������� ""ii  ���������<f\sj  I * 'I  i i  i >  i   ' ' /' ���������   v...  ,**f  ���������'���������cv'.'.t-i-:-. ____  THE MINING REYIEW.  SATURDAY, FEBKFRAY 5, 1898.  MOUNTAIN  ECHOES.  Two freight cars went into the lake  at Rosebery last week, and there followed a fishing excursion.  ��������� D. Matheson is going to huild an  hotel at Rosebery. The place is also  going to have a cold storage.  ��������� A Eossland paper says a church  choir of that city gave a ball recently.  Oh, my, what will the preacher'say *?  School Inspector Burns inspected  the Sandon school on Friday last, and  reports everthing in good form under  Miss Skinner.  Our readers will all remember the  carniv il in the rink this evening. Eyery  effort has been put forth to make this  a most enjoyable entertainment.  Slccau City Post Office has now a  savings dej artmeni. This will be a  good thing for the newspapers as they  will have a safe place to deposit then-  surplus cash.  The West Kootenay Light & Power  Company of Bonnington Falls are arranging a schedule of prices at_ which  it will furnish power to the mines of  West Kootenay.  Occasionally the railways do "get a  move on." On Sunday last two shipments of goods arrived for Cliffe & Co.  that were just 15. days; in .the clear on  the way from Toronto.       7 7 7  The minister of, mines has decided  that the owners ��������� of mines that are  being worked lire entitled to all timber  on timber on their claims,'and no one  else can' interfere with it.;   7 77'   ;':'  Mr. Mowat, who has been,to Victoria  says the government will spend $9,000  around Slocan this year; but, of course,  nothing around Sandon, that gives the  government so large a revenue.  The Electric Light Co. have got in a  number of new in ���������andeBcent and arc  lights to meet the growing needs of  the place. They have also " arranged  hose in their power house for lire protection that will render a fire next to  impossible.  Last week the Star and the Ruth  miDes laid off a number of men while  they proceed with development ancl  other improvements; and wc are advised a large percentage of the discharged have left, or are shortly to  leave, for the Klondyke.  Scarcely a train leaves the Slocan  that does not take from six to twenty  or more miners on the way to Klon-  ' dvke. It would be better if all who  aire going to their Waterloo would go  at once", so that we would know just  "where we are at." '  Gold Commissioner 0. G. Dennis is  again at his post in Nelson, "after a  several weeks' vacation spent on the  Hawaiian Islands. His trip was enforced by ill health, which .his many  friends are glad to know he has shaken  off.   0. G. is himself again.  A meeting of all interested in the  City Fire department is called for  Tuesday evening in the fire hall at  ,7 30snarp. Matters of import including rein'forcment of numbers will be  taken up, so il. is essential that all concerned or interested should promptly'  attend.���������By order of Chief.  Rand _ Wallbridge have given up  business in Sandon,' Mr. C D. Rand  having opened an office as a mining  broker in Spokane. Mr. Wallbridge  intends locating in Vancouver to practice law. Though removed Mr. Wall-  bridge has unbounded confidence in  this section.and will always say a good  word for i\  Many of our readers regret the news  that Mr. Hellmers, late book-keeper at  the Star mine, has become deranged.  He left here badly used up physically  from long continued servitude, but  hoping to better his condition in travel  and'rest from work, but it .has turned  out otherwise. ' There ia, however,  room to hope his derangement will  only be temporary, which all would be  pleased to hear.  On Saturday, two weeks ago to-day, a  fire damaged goods in the store of M. J.  O'Hearn at Rossland to , the value ��������� of  $750. An investigating jury was appointed, and that jury declared the fire  was incendiary and was caused by  some one who had access to the premises by a key of t.he front door. The  Insurance Cumpanies are prosecuting  investigation, and in the meantime  . Mr. O'Hearn has assigned. The assignment, of course, includes the store  in this city.  We thi'ik we are but echoing the  sentiments of all the stand-bys of the  place, when we say it would be a Godsend if all who are going to the Klondyke would go at once. It would have  been folly to attempt to dissuade  Jason, of Greece, when he went into  Mediterranean sea' in search ef the  Golden Fleece, and it would be equally  useless to attempt to stem the Klondyke  fever. The best thing then to be done  is to wish all who are bound to go Godspeed and done with it. The sooner  will the bottom be reached here and  the foolishness of thc adventurers be  come forced upon their attention.  The Canadian Home Journal for  February is espec'ally interesting.  The Canadian Club is again to fore  with a description of how a retail store  handles Canadian goods There are  three competition stories to be voted  upon, aud Secnarf writes ah interesting  tale of "An Unwelcome guest." Music  and poetry are present plenty, and the  various departments of the Journal are  so complete that itis no wonder that  it is becoming popular. __ Every family  should be a subscriber to this distinctively Canadian periodical. The Canadian Home Journal, McKinnon  Building, Toronto.   , -'���������-.���������'  Our neighbor should remember the  story of the dirty bird defiling its own  nest. Had it done so, it would not  have made the comment it did on the  Rossland-Sandon tlockey match here.  It is true our boys were beaten, butit  - is not true our regular Sandon team  were defeated by the regular Rossland  team, and this makes all the difference  in the world. It constitutes Sandon  with its best players absent playin.  against the world, as the visitors were  not all of the regular Rossland team.  This was manifestly unfair at the outset, and our confrere should have said  so instead of abusing the horae team  for not doing what could not under  any circumstances have been expected  of them. Fair play is bonny play, and  foul play is no play at all. Even the  Paystreak should see that far.  Nic. Paloricia is now pegging away  at the old stand, and is not going to  the Klondyke.  Two thousand five hundred and  twentv-six free miners' licei.ses were  issued out of the recording office at  New Denver during 1S'J7. At-5a license this would make tho amount  collectrd for licenses alone S12,S30, or  a little over -S1.000 per month, 'ihe  number of locations recorded was 1,-82  at $2.50 each, 53,706. Certificates of  assessment work were issued on 1,170  claims, at $2 50 each, $2,900. The���������  three items alone will bring the receipts of the office up to nearly $20,000  for the year. This, however, only  gives a very incomplete idea ol the  revenue received by the government  from the business done in this office.  The receipts from licenses, liquor,  company, traders and pergonal tax. together with those from recording  transfers, bill oi sales, etc, would swell  the total receipts of the office to a  tremendous figure.���������Lcdjie.  PERSONAL   MENTION.  Aid. Cunning leaves in a day or two  for a three weeks' trip to coast points.  M. E. Hall, of C. M. Wilson's assay  office, lelt for his home near Spokane  on Thuisday.  J. Buriidjre, of Winnipeg, and R.  Wilson,,of Nelson, were in.town Tuesday attending <a meeting of the cred-  'itors of ���������.rohnstone/&1 Ha nes,'   ,:,,';, ,7  For Rent.  c ��������� ttage, on Sunnyside, furnished oruniur-  ni-lied. Apply to B. S. Wilson, Grimraett's  Je "ellery Store.  Notice.  ui  ' .0 Nakusp and Slocan Railway Company  ' apply to Ihe Parliament ol Canadaatits  vi session for an act authorizing the com-  1 / to construct, acquire and operate such  , ..ch railways as may from time to time  . uthorlzed by the Governor-in-Couneil  1' 'jxceedingin any ono case the length ol  1 !y miles.  J. V. AUMSTROXG, Secretary.  ' d at Victoria, Xorember 30th, 1897.  A HEST-v -"The best Life of Her "Majesty J  h: \ a seen," writes Lord Lome abont "Queen  V.. tona." Agents make live dollars daily.  O. lit Iree. URADLEY-GARKETSON CO.,  L) ��������� ilted, Toronto.  AGENTS.���������Book business Is better than for  ye.Tsp.i-t; also have better and faster &c]l-  111,' books. Agents clearing from $10,000 to  S11,080 weekly. A few leaders are: "Queen  Victoua," "Life of "Mr. Gladstone," ''Jly  Mother's Bible Stories," 'Progressive Speaker." "Klondyke Gold Fields," "Woman,"  "Glimpses of tho Unseen," JJreaktast, Dinner  and Supper," "Canada: an Encyclopedia."  Hooks on time. Outfits free to canvassers.  TUB BRADLEY-GAHltETSON' CO.. Limited,  Toronto.  Notice.  .-,,'���������       FOR OVER,FIFTY YEARS.���������-.-.  'Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been  used by millions of mothers for their children  'while teething. If disturbed nt.;night and  broker[of your rest by a sick "hi d sufler.ng  and crying with pain of cutting teeth, buna  at, once and getVbottle <,l "Mrs. Wlnslow's  Soothing Svrup" for children teething. It  will relieve tlie poor little sufferer immediately. Depend upon it, mother*, there is no  mistake about it. Ilcurcsdiarrhoaa,regulates  the stomach and bowels, cures Wind Colic,  soltensthegums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives lone and energy to tho sj'-f'f'"  ������]Mrs.WinsloWs Soothing Syrup" for ehildien  teething is pleasant to the taste and Is tho  prescription ot one of tlie oldest and best  Female physicians and nurses in lho Un fed  Slates. Price twenty-live cents a bottle.  S'-ild bv all druggists throughout Hie wpikl.  Besureand ask lor "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing  Syrup."  FROM PERSONAL  EXPERIENCE.  Many havo tried for years to discover a  remedy suitable to their own case for the  Constipation, Biliousness, Indigestion,  Headache, Kidney and Liver Complaints  arising from Poor Digestion, Weak Stomach,  and Disordered Liver. .  To these we say:   Try the new medicine���������  Notice ishereby given that Ills thf intention of tlie Nakusp and Slocan Railway  Company to apply to the railway committee  of tho I'rlvvCouncill. to sanction lhe building  and construction of a branch line of railway  Irom 11 point about one mile east of Three  Forks to Bear Lake, a distance of about six  miles, for the purpoue of giving increased  facilities to business and of transporting  the products of llie mines, and to sanction tho  appropriation of the necessary lands lor that  purpose under tne compulsory powers vested  in tho said company, by the railway not or  rtnyothei act In iU behalf. signed   ,  ������������������';���������':.'.' ;'   .10IIN V. ARMSTRONG,  Secretary Nakusp and Sioenn Railway Co.  Dated at Victoria, U. C, Oct. 20th, 1S97.     -  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Lot 2287.  Marion Mineral Claim.  Situate in tho Slocan MlningDivlslon oiWest  Kootenav District.   Where located:   Ad-  loming tlie "California," about two miles  east of New Denver.  Take notieo  that I, Robert 13.  Palmer, as  .igent foi George Alexander. F. M. C. No. 71-  000; Florence L. MelniH's, F. Jl. C, No. S1515 ;  O   .Tamos  Marin".   F. M. C No. 0109 a,  and  Alexander Sprout, F.M.C., No. 71097, intend GO  days from tho date hereof to apply to thoMin-  mg  Recorder  for a Certificate ol  Improvements lor tlie purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant ol tlie aboveclaltn.  Ar.d futlier take notion that action under  Section 37, must be i-oinincnccd before t.he  Issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated tJ_l.<lSUi day oI}Dccomber,lS97.  R. B. PALMER, P. L. S.  Head what people say.   Here it 13.  Miss S. Lawson, Moncton, N. B. Bays:  " They cured me of constipation and sick  headache."  Mb H. James, St. Nicholas Hotel, Hamilton, Ont., says: "They are a pleasant, sure  and quick care for constipation, dyspepsia  and sick headache."  . Miss M. B. Hio-s, South Bay, Ont.:  " Laxa-Liver Pills are excellent for sick-  headache, causing no pain or griping.''  Mrs. John Tomlinsok, Hamilton, Ont.:  " They are a perfect cure for even tha  severest headache."   Notice oi Assignment.  Pursuant to thf "Creditors' Trust Deeds  Act, 1800*' and amending Acts.  NOTICE Is hereby given that IssacCrawford and Duncan McMillan, heretofore doing  business as Crawford and McMillan,  Merchants. of Sandon, JJ. C, have  by deed dated 1st February 1808 assigned all  their persounl estate and eflects which mav  be se zed and sold under execution and all  their roal estate, to Evolyn Montague  Sandilands of Sandon. B. C. financial agent,  in trust for the benefit of theli creditors. The  said deed was executed by the said Tsaac  Crawforc1 and Duncan McMillan and tho said  Evelyn Montague Sandilands on the 1st day  ot February 1S0S. ....  AH pe_Konshavingelalrnsagainst the said  Ciawfordand'McMillan are required on or  before the 2nd day of March lS'JS* to send to  tlie said trustee full particulars of tbe same  duly verified together with particulars ol any  security held by them, after whicli date the  said Evolyn Montague Saudilnnds will proceed to distribute the said esiate having regard  to those claims only of whicli he shall then  have notice. ' . ,  V meeting of the creditors of the said Crawford and McMillan will be held at the office of  the said Evelyn Montague Sandilands, on  Thursday the 10th day of February, lS'l.i at the  hour of four o'clock p. m.  Dated 1st day of February ISilS.  E. M. Sandilands,  Assignee.  TO THE  PUBLIC.  We have this day leased the dining-  room of our house,' the "VictoriaHotel,  to Mrs. May Bertram, who is an experienced, nlensing and entertaining  hostess. She has every facility for  accommodating a largo number of  boarders, by tho day.or meal; and will  (���������pare no pains in making: her guests  d mfortable and pleased with her  attractive tables.  BORENE & McLELLAN.  Whitewater, Jan. 1st, 1898.  PROVIDENCE FUR COMPANY,  49 Westminster St., Providence, R'. I.  Wants all kinds of Raw Furs, Skins,  Ginseng, Seneca, &c. Full prices guaranteed. Careful selection, courteous  treatment, immediate remittance.  .Shipping Tags, Ropes, furnished free".  Write for latest price circulars.  Bidlingmeyer's Old Stand.  PricPs Reasonable.  STEVE ENOX, Proprietor.  When in Sandon, and want a First-class  Me.il, call at the  FILBERT DINING-ROOM,  Everything first-class.  HARRY FWING    MIKE JONES  Pkoprietoks.  Notice.  Tills is to notify the public that my connection wilh lho Thistle Hotel has ceased, and J  will no'longcr be responsible lor debts contracted for It ln my name.  J. -RIORDON.  M. L. Grimmett, l.l.b.  Barrister,    Solicitor,    Notary  rui'T.ic, Etc.  Sandon     B. C.  Furniished Booms.  Provincial Secretary's  ,     Office.    '  H1  JS HOXOK   tlie Lieutenant-Governor Jins  been pleased  to make the lollowing appointment:���������  loth November, ISO".  WiLi.rAsi IIcmry Lii.ia',  of the  Town of  Sandon, Foqiiire, to be 11  Stipendiary Magistrate within and for the County ol Kootenay.  To Wliom lt May Concern,  W. FURNXYAL  "The" Mercintile Auctioneer, is now  prepared to handle all kinds of merchandise, mining stocks, &c.  Parties wishing 'o consult him .please  address W. FURNIVAL, P. O. Box 117,  Sandon, B. C.  Licensed Auctioneer for the. province  For li.tcst New York stylos in  Cloak and Dressmaking, go to  Cameron & Jackson, opposite  Hotel Kootenay. Also Needlework of all kinds done. Satis-  ' faction guaranteed.  MODERATE PRICES.  r^#M.js_H,ja>),njn-nw%rt.-'n-n.f^j*MS<n.ruM,i't<<>w>i>_H.;--  THE....  SANDON, B. C.  S   American  Plan,   S3.50 per clay.   5  j   European   flan,   ������2.00 per day.   2  Strictly First-class. y  y    MRS.M. A. SMITH, Prop,     j  i's������u*M./s������'(,ru^wiM_������V,i'w'iir.������*'uri(������vrii.*,*i.(-ii.'\.r\i*,i.#',.������"  ER CENT  On. Clothing Made-to-order for 80  Days  Only.  Best Enslish Worsted regular priceS40, reduced to$32  Best Scotch Tweed regular price 34, reduced to 27  Best English Tweed regular price 30, reduced to 24  B< st English Panting,worsted,regular price 10, reduced to   8  Best English Printing,Twe>.d, regular price    S, reduced to   6 40  PERFECT FIT AND FINISH.  You aio invited to select your own trimming. I am known  throughout this district - as a Tailor���������who uses only the best  lining and trimmings in the market.  ,ALL GOODS ARE NEW THIS FALL,  EVERYTHING FIRST-CLASS.  '  Don't  wear  "Hand-me-downs" when you can  buy  at r the  above prices.   Leave your order now at  THE niNERS' TAILOR.  Diamonds.  I am giving special bargains in Diamonds,  20 per cent, off all former prices. Now is  your opportunity to get a Diamond without  ������Haw.  4  * McCaHum & Thompson  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL BUTCHERS  Golden Bros. Old Stand,  Sandon, B. C.  Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.  Liberal dealings and Trade solicited.  ^JptJpJp^pCp  ___________  JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN.  ������  SLOCAN STAR STREET.  We do every kind of work done in the best steam laundries, by the best  and most experienced workmen. Everything from the most delicate fabric to  the heaviest garment. All work done expeditiously. We. cill for goods, and  deliver in any part ofthe town.  UP-TOWN OFFICE, C. GALES' BARBER SHOP,  Next Slocan. News Co.  WHOLESALE WINES  AND LIQUORS.  At Sandon, Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and' Three .Forks.  Sandon. Slocan City.  in our line.   A fine selection of Worst-  I7i i-1^4^^..  TT,-^  l^ ,1n+/i  m our line.   A line selection oi v  everything   Up-lO-Clate   ed8> Tweec1s and Fancy Vesting..  Agents  for the Dominion Piano  and Organ Co.  Ship Frequently and Get Your Money.  ?W&'  Ropes & Tags Furnished Fiee  TALLOW, QIMSENQ, SENEQ/I.  Just received one car of Seagram's,  Walker's, Gooderham & Warts' Whiskey ; also mixed car of Foreign  ^Liquors.  U '  Write for prices before purchasing  elsewhere.  SANDON.  WHEN IN SdNDON;STOF UT THE  ������  '     SANDON, B. C. Rates $2.50, to $4.00 per day.  Headquarters for Mining ' #**.,  and Commercial Men. R- CUNNING, Proprietor.  WHEN YOU ARE AT BEAR LAKE STOP AT THE  Immediate  Remittances.  Write'for Circular giving Latest Market Prices, "������a  ! No Commission Charged.  Cg%' ' 200-2_2 FIRST AVE.. NORTH,  il   INC. nmnzAFQUJi mm  FIRST-CL/IS5 HOTEL.  RATES���������$2.00 PER DAY; $10.50 PER WEEK.  H. I. McDonald, Proprietor*


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