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 V  S<  * ! -Ar* L. /,  */  /  VOL. 1.    NO. 37.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1898.  PRICE FIYE CENTS.  )i!*-t?ii������  m$*  m  3S$5  sn  FROM Oil GUI.  Walter Riblet Writes a Long  Letter  of the Trip and the Town.  B. C. Riblet of this city has just received a long lettter under date of  Tuesday, October 12th, from -his  brother, Walter Riblet, personally  known t������ many readers of the Revikw,  who reached Dawson City in Alaska  early in October. The writer says in  in part:  'THE LAKE AND ItlVEK.  "After leaving Lake Bennett we had  a good trip although rather a hard and  disagreeable one.   Had only ono   and  one-half days' railing, and had to   row  all the rest of the way.   ' In the   lakes  it tvus hard work, but after we got into  the rivers we bad a strong, current and  w/i wi nt a /lying.'    II id no bad luck at  all.    Went   through   the   canyon   all  right, only I walked around.   Tho boys  knew I was a little afraid, so they told  me I needn't stay in the boat.     It was  a pretty wild looking place.,  The river  narrows down to about fifty l'cet wide,  with high solid walls of rock on   each  side, and the water rushes through at a  terrible rate.   After tho canyon comes  the White   Hoisc   Rapids.   ' We   unloaded a part of our cargo   here   and  hired a man to take the boat through  for $15.   He went through  safely -: and  the boat took very little water.   These  are a  very strong,   swift   rapids   and  there are many rocks under tho water.  the five fingers.  "After leaving the rapids we had  safe water until we reached the Five  Fingers, except for occasional bars and  riflles. We all dreaded the Five Fingers, but were happily disappointed,  for they proved to be not nearly so bad  as the other rapids. There are three  big rocks in the channel and tho  watcis rush between them at a great  speed and with terrible commotion.  Our boats went through the right hand  channel just as nice as you please. It  was a picnic. Then wc had good water  all the way until we reached Fort  Selkirk, where wo found the river full  of floating ice nnd snow from thciPelly  river. The mass nearly blockaded the  river and looked very dangerous at  times., But we kept on and floated  down with the current which was quite  strong. Many'times we would be in  ice where it filled the river completely,  and as far up and down as wc could  see. In those places we could only  drift along, but would make forty to  fifty miles per day notwit standing.  Wc made *>arly starts. Every boat we  saw we passed ���������some days as many as  fifteen or twentv. Wc made good time  and came in ahead of a good many  who started ahead of us. We passed  C. M. Coe, formerly of Columbia and  Aberdeen, about fifteen miles before  wo got to Bennett. He has not showed  up yet.  on a laygor by the day. I would rather  take tho lay and run a chance of making something. December or January  i.-j better for prospecting they say, for  there is then no water to bother. ' The  weather is fine, cool of course, but just  nice. I go around in my shirt sleeves  in"the middle of the day, and I haven't  worn a thing of my new outfit yet,  only the gloves and socks. The other  boys seem to be bothered quite a good  deal with the cold. I know I will  stand the weather all risrht; I have  been perfectly well eyer since we  started out and have a horrible appetite.  mo  'Penny  Wise and  Pound Foolish.  THE TERRIBLE TRAIL.  "I.will not tell you about our trip on  the trail, only to say it was one long  to be remembered. It was awful���������that  is all there ii about it., Dead horse  trailwe called it;'before we left it, it  was lined with dead horses, . ours  among tlie rest. Luckily our horses,  slood it until ihe last day, and then  they fell by the wayside along with  the rest of them.-, I will try and do  the trail justice seme other time.  "I think that everything has been  exaggerated about this country.-' I do  not know as regards the gold, for as  yet I do not know anything about the  subject. Everything is gold dust-here  even to a 25 cent purchase. J feel ail  right about ,' the country, although  there are a lot Oi' sick ones already.  There are lots here 1 know and I am  sure I shall get along."  ARRIVAL AT DAWSON.  "Well, we reached Dawson City  about noon on October 7th. We unloaded our cargo and got it all up to  our tent which we pitched close to the  Mt. Vernon boys' tent. We have quite  a colony of boys from there all in a  bunch, but they are beginning to  scatter some now. There arc a lot of  people here now and many more are  coming. A good many will not get  in, but the weather is still good and  many of them .will'mai-'e it. It is all  log houseB and tents here. There are  two or three stores, but not many  goods. It is impossible to buy a pound  of provisions at the stores, but they  expect some in yet. There are six  boats which left Seattle that have . not  sent their goods up yet. There is  bound to bo a shortage of provisions  this winter unless mort! come in. A  good ninny aro going down the river,  where the bouts are, so that they can  get plenty provisions. We have plenty  to carry us through. I bought 400  pounds of sugar the other day for 4>120.  Sugar and tea are the only things that  can be bought now. Flour is selling  at $100 per sack of 50 pounds. Beans  sell at $ LOO per pound, candles at $2.00  each, and beef at $1.25 per pound.  Some of these ..provisions are being  sold by parties who are going back or  have more than they want. Labor is  $15 per day, and men are .not very  anxious to work even, at that figure.  Meals until a few days ago were $2.50  each, now there is not a place in town  where a person can get a thing to eat,  with the exception of pies, which sell  at SL50 each. The restaurants have  closed on account of the shortage in  provisions. Ben's cost $1.50 each. I  had a sweet tooth the other day and  bought a little candy, some of the common pail kind. It cost me only $1.00  per pound.   I don't^eat any more.  EXCELLENT FALL WEATHER.  "Two of our boys are up  the   gulch |  looking around.  We do not know what  to do; can tell betterwhen they get, in.  We shall build a cabin. We may work |  iV-M  -. ' J    -a  - i"IT' T  VMS  ���������  1  -  '.  .V,*)-,  ���������V*   '���������>r  '.    .1 ������������������'  -"t-'u-:"'.  .. L 41..   ���������!-���������  AN EXCELLENT MOYK.  The Kootenay Curling Association Was  Formed Last Evening.  Representatives of the Nelson, Sandon and Kaslo curling clubs who are  in the city for the purpose of participating in the bonspiel, .together with  a number ot Rossland curlers, met last  evening for tho purpose of organizing  a Kootenay Curling association. J. B  McArthur, Rossland, was elected chairman, and A. W.Strickland, Kossland,  secretary of the meeting.  After adopting a resolution organizing the Kootenay Curling association,  J. B. McArthur was elected temporary  president, A. W.Strickland temporary  secretary, and Messrs. Peters, Grim  mett and Buchanan, vice-presidents.  An executive committee was .appointed, consisting.of J..E. Main, .Jas.  Warcastle, Sandon ; W. H. Grant, Nelson ; J. S. C. Fraser, Kossland; and  Messrs. Warren and Ray' of Golden.  The presidents of all curling clubs that  may belong to the association will  also be on the executive committee.  Messrs. McArthur and Peters were appointed as a committe to draft the  constitution of the association.���������Rossland Miner.  The Ajax. Group.  Noktiipield, Minn., Dec. 30, 1897.  Editor Miner���������Sir : Can you give  me any reliable information respecting  the Ontario Goldfields Mining and Developing company of Toronto, Ont.,  that is managed by E. Wallace!' I  was in your city September last, and  was then informed that Mr.Wallace was  workiug-pn the Ajax group, somewhere  near Saiadon. What success has attended their labors I am unable to say.  As I hold a block of their stock, 1  wish to ascertain whct.ier it has any  value, present or prospective.  I remain respectively,  Subscriber.  [So far as the Miner can ; ascertain,  nothing is being done at present on  the Ajax group.���������Ed;]���������Rossland���������. '���������  The professional oracle nt Rossland  who professes to know all about the  mineral wealth of this world and the  to conie, and hesitates not to advise  the public he can locate it witli his  divining wand, the Miner, gets oif the  foregoing. Of course when a newspaper man never gets out of his chair,  and writes from what he thinks only,  especially when ho thinks there is no  virture outside of Isriid, and no mines  outside of a stone's throw from Rossland, his opinions are open to question,  Had the Miner man kept the ore shipments from Siindon since July last as  published in tho Review,' he could  have advised his subscriber the Ajax is  four miles lrom Sandon by the trail,  and that it has shipped live cars of  ore since then, averaging about 8100  per ton, and that there are now some  twelve men const .ntly at work at the  mine. Lot the Miner clip this and  send it to his enquirer, and it will do  him some service.  There   has     long    been   complaint  among Canadian lire insurance annuls  that   business   lias  been  taken  away,  from them   by. the  representatives .of  American    companies   that   are   not  licensed to'do business in the Dominion.   These companies have not made  the deposit, at Ottawa that is required  by the law, and yet they have men in  Canada   "pilfering"  business,   as  one  agent in Vancouver said recently.    In  the Kootenay country this "pilfering"  is'-marked.     There is one American  company especially that has no license  to do business in the .Dominion which  is  complained of.     It has   agents  in  Spokane, who go into  tho   Kootenay  and get good risks  by quoting a lower  rate than licensed companies.   These  agents are not local men, mid, ns  thoy  live in a foreign town,  it is difficult to  reach them  through the Jaw.   Tlie  In  surance   and   Finance   Chronicle,    ol  Montical, referring to this matter in  its last issue, says :  "The; open defianco of the law of  Canada by a certain disreputable class  of American lire insurance companies  calls for more severe measures being  taken to suppress this evil. A case was  recently heard by Judge Desnoyern,  presiding at the Special Sessions in  this,city, which.will serve to make the  law better known to those companies,  by whom the law of Canada is audaciously set at naught. The case was  reported as follows: William Labree-  que was fined $25 and costs for delivering fire insurance policies of an unlicensed insurance company. It appears that Labrecquc represented an  American insurance company, which  had not made a deposit with the Canadian government in order to be allowed to carry on such a business in  Canada. The charge was preferred by  .Mr. Harris Cohen, who had taken out  a policy for $1,200. ff "Mr. Cohen's  premises had been ourncd, the policy  was of questionable value, as the  company h d not a license for Canada.  Tho judge said 'it was a very serious  case.' It is certainly very serious for  foreigners to be setting tho law of Canada at defiance, ft is aiso very serious  for some of our citizens to be running  the risk of being unable to collect  thuir insurance in the event of a lire.  Thc'old saying/'Penny wise and pound  foolish,' cpplies with especial force lo  a man who. in order to save a few cents  in the cost of his fire insurance, buys  a poliky which is absolutely worthless  ���������except as an exhibit of foolishness  and a wa.-ning toothers."���������News-Advertiser.  We may add that this kind of bogus  business is going on all over the country. Some of them got risks on Sandon parties, and the truth is when they  are not authorized in this province  they can not be held to pay losses.���������  [Ed. Review.  population of the Province,   and  wis  onti lijd to at J"ast six  members.    He  also called attention to the maniK-r in  whicn the cities of K&otenay were being harnessed by the Provincial Board  of Health, in regard t������ the disposal   of  their sewage.   There were several  incorporated cities in the district  which  had gone to the expense of putting   in  expensi> e s������wer   systems,   and   alter  completing the same,  the   cities   had  been warned th..t they could   not   use  the sewer systems, because tho Board  of Healih would not permit  them   to  drain into the rivers.     He urged   the  Government to look   into the   matter  and reliev' the cities frcm  the   iiiterr  ference of  the   Provincial Board; of  Health.   The   commdn-B������hse   method  of dealing with  the   sewage   question  was to drain the sewage into the largi;  lakes and rivers.   He  spoke- strongly  against the tax imposed by the Government upon working miners, and asked  the Government to   explain   why   exceptional treatment was meted out   to  the quarlz miners as  compared   with  coal miners.  The Sandon  Curlers  Laurels.  Bring   Back  In the hockey match between Rossland and Nelson, Rossland won in a  score of G to one.  The following day (Friday) Sandon  and Nelson contested as follows with  the score of 2 to 1 in favor of  Sandon :  Sandon.  Burchill  Hammond  Henderson  Gricrson  Position.'  Goal  Point   ���������  ��������� cover point  ForwardH  Nelson.  Miinn  Duncan  Livingston  Smith  Thompson  Rutherford  Jackson  REPORT ON EDUCATION.  Education is  Making   Great  The Province.  Strides   in  The twentv-sixth annual report of  the public schools of the province of  British Columbia, showing the condition ind progress of education in the  province for the school: year ending  June 30, 1807 has been received. Tlie  report shows a degree of improvement  in nearly all the main features of our  public school system. The whole  nn.liber of schi.ols in operation was  244 at follows : 4 high schools; 12  graded schools ; 213 common schools ;  5 ward schools. The total number of  teachers employed was 384, ah increase  of 34 over that of the previous year.  The total number of, pupils enrolled  was 15,70S and increase of 1,338 as compared with'the enrollment of 1895-6,  and the average daily attendance was  9,099, and increase of 745 for the,'same  period. The expenditure from the  provincial treasury for education proper during (ho. year was $220,810.39,  divided as follows : Teachers'salaries,  5150,949.22; per capita grants lo city  districts, $-l(5,6S'\80; incidental expenses of rural districts, S10,157.28; education office, $10,016.08i. The coat of  each pupil, based on ths, actual enrollment, was $13.97 and based on the  actual attendance $22.08. The expenditure by the Land and Works department for the construction of school-  houses, esc, amounted to $15,870.94.  The ayorago salary paid to teachers in  tlie province is about 355 per month:  Johnstone  Bruce  (lorm ley        J [  On Saturday RoBsland defeated Sandon rather badly, but our men cannot  be blamed for that. They are all men  who have other duties lo attend to,aiid  cannot devote all their time to professional liockc-y as the Rosslandersdo.  Besides this isone of the ganith in  which weight in players counts, and  tho Rossland team had live men  weighing well on to 200 pound? each.  In the curling Sandon fared 'much  better. It turned out thus :  Sandon. Smith'^R'sl'nd.  Hall Skip. Smith  Main Vice Skip Cranson  Grimmett.      . 2nd       ��������� McKane  "Crawford 1st Bogle  This wiis well contested, and Sandon  scored 11 to Rossland's 8. Rassland  and Nelson next crossed brooms resulting iii a score of 12 to 4 in favor of  Rossland, when Sandon played Mc-  Arthur's team and scored 12 to 7, t i'p  former opponents being Smith's team.  In a frieiinly game Nelson snowed  Rossland under in a score of 15 to 5.  Sandon then retains the championship and all the medals.  Gill  Knights of Pythias' Anniversary.  Wired From Ottawa.  SUFFERING STOPPED.-  The sufferings, caused by constipation cannot be nunibered. All of thesp  trouble? can be permanently ciired by  Laxa-Liver Pills. One Laxa-Liver Pill  every night for thirty days, cures constipation and biliousness.  Returns for the first seven months of  the fiscal year ending January 31st,  1898, show an increase in the total  trade of $41,692,000. The figures for  1S98 are $1S3,863,000 and for the same  period the year previous $152,170,000.  For 1898, exports $1.11,284,000 imports  $72,588,006, duty ������11,9-12,000 ; 1S97, exports, $86,602,000, imports, $65,508,000,  duty $11,131,000. This shows an increase of over $24,000,000 in exports  and of 87,000,000 in imports. The revenue is better by $SOO,000' lit turns  for the month of January alone show  a gain in exports of $4,000,000; in imports of S2,420',000 ar.d in duty collected of $340,000. It would seem that a  very considerable proportion of miners  going into the Yukon and Northwest  Territories, are going in by way of  Edmonton. The Department of the  Interior has been advised of the issue  of about 1,000 licenses, 100 of which  were i-stied at Eumonton. Applications are increasing in number daily.  The fee for the license is $10.  Rev. A. M. Sanford will preach a  fourth sermon on "Prayer" tomorrow  at 11a.m., in the Methodist church.  In the evening at 7.30 the Knights of  Pythias will hold an anniversary service. The following is the order of the  service:  1. Hymn.  2. Prayer.  3. Anthem.  4. Scripture reading.  5. Hymn.  6. Reading, F. C. Sewell, K.R.S.  7. Address, Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A.  -8. Anthem.  9. Address, Chancellor Commander.  10. Collection.  11. ^Hymn.  12. Hymnal.  The choir will ci nsist of three pieces  of music and twelve voices. The public are generally invited.  The council held a regular, meeting  Monday evening and a special session  on Wcvlnesday.  Mr. Lloyd was oli'ored $100 a year  rental for the lockup, and lie accepted.  G. Waite, G. Murchison, J.R. Brown,  W. II. Houghton, J. B.Boone and G.  Lloyil applied for the position of night  policeman, and after four ballets were  east Mr. Waito was chosen.  Tlie offer ol the Electric Light Co. to  supply 'eights- for $100 a month was  aeccppted.  F. C. Sewell was appointed clerk,  assessor, and collector at $S5 pc;r  month on motion of Switzer and  Broddy.  .Mr. Fallows was offered the treasurer-  ship at $100 a year.  The. mayor and clerk were authorized to procure office furniture and  gaol requisites. The solicitor was  asked to look after a refund of licenses  from the government.  self, and he would scarcely consider  age dishonourable as the writer of the  article appears to.  The Review is referred to as a   rag,  I feel assured that the public  will  admit that its language towards the Pay-  streak was always courteous ; its criticisms were based on facts and logically  arrayed, and, when defending itself had  language and facts to present   without  reporting to   generalizing   wild  asser  lions, so it is quite apparent that the  editorial training which Mr. Cliffe ha?  received,  although coming   from   the  agricultural districts, shows up to   excellent advantage .     As  a   matter   of  fact after coming to Manitoba, he was  closely identified with   that Province,  lie being well   and   honorably   known  far and wide, and numbers among  hie  intimate   acquaintances,   all   of   the  prominent men-of that Province.    He  was known while there as   one   of tlie  best   and  ablest -public-speakers   in  Manitoba, and to   the   writer's knowledge associated   with   gentlemen, the  writers of the Paystreak   arlich' could  never dream of having the samehonor.  it is amusing to read the effort  of   a  a     mosquito     in   trying     to     down  an   elephant.     ��������� Don't     be     worried  Mr.   Paystreak    about      Mr.   Clifl'e's  advising the citizens.     That is what a  newspaper is for if ably and creditably  conducted.    An editor should   always  be ready and able to give information  and instruction   to   the   people.     Do  you not know newspapers  arc  considered the best educators of any country,  and yet you desire the Review to conceal facts from the citizens -arid  allow  the town affairs to drift   into   difficulties , No, our citizens duii't want that  style of  an- editor.     The   council   is  well alive to the fact that Mir. Cliffe is  well qualified to give advise.  You say you only wrote the article  to hold up tne dignity of the town.  How ridiculous, the town must indeed  be. low, if your gutter article can uphold it.  Now fasten yourself onto this fact,  that the best public and private men  of Manitoba have alway credited Mr.  Cliffe with more than ordinary ability.  We common Canadians are somewhat  surprised to learn from the Paystreak  that this all a mistake. You should  learn one fact, the people did iiofc elect  the councily it was the returning offieer  clid it ably, the people had no choice  in the matter.  When,Mr. Paystreak, you again deal  in.criticisms in your own native air  please deal in facts, and though you  will have much less' to say,vyoor efforts  will be more highly appreciated.  Yours truly,  R. A. P. M.  Corporation  <���������  Of the City of Sandon*  By-Law No. 7.  A by-law for the purpose of repealing  hy-law No. ], cited as "Road tax bylaw No._ 1,1898.  Whereas it is deemed expedient s.������d  necessary that Road tax by-law No, 1,  1898, be repealed, and whereas it is  also expedient to levy a Road tax in  the Cir.y of San'don: '  Now therefore, the municipal council  of the Corporation of the City of Sandon enacts as follows:  1. Boad tax by-law No. 1, 1898, is  hereby repealed.  .2. It is hc-eby levied and imposed,  and there shall be raised and collected  an equal rate of two dollars per head  per annum upon all male persons between the ages of twenty-one and fifty  years residing within the municipality  of the City of Sandon. ,,  3. The said rate shall be due and  payable to the city collector, at his  oflioe in the City of Sandon, on the  28th day of February, 1898.  4. This by-law may be cited for all  purposes as, "The Road tax By-law  No. 7, 3898.  Read first time February 21st,   1898.  Roadseoond time February 21st,1898:'  Read third tims February 21st, 1898.  Reconsidered and finally adopted  February 23rd. 1898.  [seal.] EDWIN R. ATHERTON,  F11ANK O. Sewell, r Mayor.  City Clerk.  NOTICE.  The above is a true copy of a by-law  passed by the Municipal Council of the  Uoi-ioration of the City of Sandon on  the Fourteenth day of February A. D.  1898, and all persons are hereby required to take ' notice that anyone  ilesirous of applying to have such bylaw or any part! thereof quashed, must  make hisapplicatiou for that purpose  to the Supreme Court within one  month next after publication of this  by-law in the British Columbia gazette,  or he will be too late to be heard in  that behalf.  Signed,   fkank o. sewell,  City Clerk.  An Enjoyable Entertainment.  Lawless  Alaska.  Kootenay Needs,  Mr. Hume expressed the hope that  members of the House would do justice  to Kootenay when the estimates wore  before them. He predicted that if the  Government adopted a liberal policy  in dealing'with the district, that the  present revenue of the district would  be Uiore than doubled. Already the  district contributed about one-half of  the revenue collected throughout the  Province. He cited figures that showed  that the revenue from Kootenay was  $310,000,118 compared with $254,000 for  the Island,aud $175,000 for the balance  of the Mainland. The claims of the district should also bo recognized when,  t he Redistribution Bill was reached  Kootenay had already one-fifth ef   the  ASSESSMENT OF WEST KOOTENAY.  Assessor Keen   Completes   His   Annual  Assessment of the District.  Assessor Keen of Kaslo has recently  completed the assessment of the real  and personal property in the Nelson  district. The district extends west to  Rossland and north on the Arrow lakes  to a point near Nakusp.   '  The figures as given by   the   Kootenaian make a very creditable showing  and are a   considerable, increase   over  those of last year and arc as follows :  Total  value  of   real    property  assessed.   Personal property..... ���������...  Incomes assessed    Washington, Feb. 18.���������Secretary  Bliss is in receipt of a letter from Governor Brady, of Alaska, descriptive of  the lawless condition of affairs at Skag-  'wa'y and Dyea. It was referred to at  a cabinet meeting to-day when Alaskan  affairs wore discussion, and was considered suflicient justification by the  members for the despatch of the additional military forces already authorized to be sent to Alaskan territory.  The following is a copy of the letter:  "The news from Skagway by the  steamer now in port is serious. The  United States Deputy-Marshall has  been shot dead in the dischare of his  duties. Another ninn was killed at the  same time, and at the same place. Re-.}  ccntly th-e steamers have been carrying great lists of passengers ; many of  these are gamblers, thugs and lewd  women, from tho west centres and  from the cities of the coast. They  have taken in thu situation at Skagway and Dyea, and appear to have  combined to carry things with a high  hand. The best people at these places  are powerless, because he can appoint  only a few deputies, and, when thoy  undertake to act they a'-e singled out  as targets by this rough element.  The social given in Virginia hall,  Tuesday evening, under the auspices  of the Methodist church; though not a  great financial success was a most en-  jovable season. The Rev. Mr.Olclland  showed bis Irish to good advantage, in  the chair. A sketch of the life of  General Washington was given by Mr.  Webb, suitable addresses by Messrs.  G. W. Grimmett, C. ..Cliffe'and. the  Rev. Mr. Hanford.  The male quartette, Messrs. Bassett,  Grimmett, Webb, and Sewell, with Mr.  Fallows as accompanist, gave a couple  of amusing original songs; and a reading by G. A. Stevens. The orchestra,  Messrs. Sewell, .Duffy, Griffith' and  Cliffe was in evidence as a strong-  feature of the entertainment. Mr.  McKenzie in his Mrs. Henry Hawkins  secured a hearty encore, and lastly but  not "leastly," the part taken by the  ladies in an excellent supper, was highly appreciated by ail. Had it not been  for other attractions that evening, the  financial feature of the iifi'nir, would  also have been very satisfactory .'These  entertainments are always serviceable  as they bring people',,together for  better acquaintance, whiih is very desirable.  ���������    "���������'-.  NOTICE.  Rectification of Ckown Geant  WHEREAS on the 30th day of July,  ' T 1897, a Crown Grant was issed to'  Eva Boss, James W.Troup and Thomas  McGuigan, for the "American Boy"  mineral claim, and known as Lot 571y  Group I., Kootenay District," but contains a wrong description of the land  thereby intended to be granted, for'the  reason that the plan thereto attached  illustrating the parcel of ground conveyed omits a portion of the land  which was included in the survey of  the claim for which -a Certificate of  Improvement was granted.  Notice is hereby given that His  Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has directed the defective.  Crown Grant to be cancelled and a corrected one to be issued in lieu thereof  ?hree months from the date hereof, unless good cause is shown to the contrary.  Adverse claims must be filed with  the undersigned on or before the 17th  dav of Mav next.  W. S. GORE,  Deputy Commissioner of Lands  & Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B.C., 17th February, 1898.  MINING RECORDS.  At  the Capital.  Total  assessment...  Total taxes thereon.  .$26,196,34  Sl,525,421.50  S71,750.00  253,172.000  $2,6*5,616.00  BRONCHITIS CURED.  Messrs. T. Milbukn & Co., Toronto.  Dlar Sirs,���������i have used Hagyard's  Yellow Oil for my children when they  had bronchitis, and always with great  success. I use it also for sore throat,  and can say there is nothing to equal  it as a sure cure.  Mrs. James O'Bkien,  Huntsville, Ont-  If  ill.  To the Kditor of The Mining Review:  Nearly a column of abuse against  one of our most respected citizens, appeared in the Paystreak two weeks ago,  which would assay very high in   filth.  This material is used sometimes by  low grade newspapeis in the United  States, when the editors fail to be able  to prove anything, having no defence,  they resort to abuse. We cannot believe Mr. Lowery would write in that  strain, as he is not a young man   him-  Things are getting pretty lively in  the Local Legislature. It , is now almost a certainty, Huff, Stodd-irt and  Booth, M.P.P's, formerly 'government  supporters, will go into opposition, because of Turner and Pooley's associations with certain Yukon Mining  companies. It is also understood that  at the same time Speaker Higgins will  resign and go into opposition too. As  this will cause the government to take  one from its ranks for speaker, their  voting power will be reduced by eight  on a division, which would land the  government on a shoal. However, this  is only report so far, and it remains for  the future to do the development  work.  BRIGHT AS A DOLLAR.  Heart and nerve troubles cloud the  brain, tangle the memory, wreck the  system and destroy sleep. Milburivs:  Heart and Nerve Pills regulate the  heart, tone the nerves and bring health  and vigor to the entire system.  Recorded  at  New Denver  ASSESSMENTS.  Feb 16���������Hope.  Feb���������It D Fractional, Pleasant View;  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMEKTS.  Feb 21���������Napier, Pelly, Silver Star, Vancouver Fraction, Ricardo.  TRANSFERS.  Feb 11���������Iiigersoll, ChasTunks to Willis JF  Coko and Win E Cropp, Jan 22.  Feb IS���������Emily Edith Fraeton, Eagle, Eagle  Fraction, Iron Glap, agreement to sell.tor  $-1,500, ChasMcN'lcliol, Perry Attafor, Albert  Wilds. Percy Attafler to E Ramraolmeyor,  Fob 12,  Paymaster i, Jubilee 1-0. J H Douglas to  Frederick Swinnmell, Feb 10. $2.  Standard j, xVngus Matheson to Palma An-  gi-lgnon, Feb 17.  Eeb 19���������Noonday and Curley, Power ol Attorney, ^S^ G Spencer t������ Chas MoKichbll, July  Recorded at Slocan City.  TRANSFERS.  Feb :0���������Rulko j, to .fns Melly, $316.50.  Emplro No 7 J. Frank Sonssl to Andrew Po-  vost.  Feb 11���������Speculator J. ThosKilpatrlok to R J ,  Klrkwood.  Feb 14���������Duluth |, W It Clement to Daniel  Mowat,  Feb 15-Catardin 2-27, John S Thomas to H  CHolden. '  CONTINUED SUCCESS.  Continued success means sterling  merit. Norway Pine Syrup has sterling merit-hence its continued success.  It cures coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, hoarseness, sore throat and all ���������  throat and lung troubles. ,  BIRTHS.  Gowan���������On Wednesday, the 23rd inst.,  at Three Forks, the wife of F. M.  Gowan of a son.  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.  All druggists refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 ceuts.  3SK?F5s  yflf-V^  im'i&T&%ail&������(^X^  ^^m:  ���������*SCS=5S  ���������*3&  -n'���������I���������my, "j^-^v   I   .1..  gwgFla|t't������������MUfi:iib:  tffifc  I       J**'- "���������,!.���������  t'.v-* &'.. ':*  FJltC *������l ���������    #<!  T.    .MM. ��������� L.4. Ju,  tV.'-'M'.'V:, THE MINING REVIEW.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1898.  The^Mming Review  SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19, 1S9S.  Subscription S2.00 Per Yeah.  Strictly is Advsack.  OUR BY-LAWS.  The by-laws passed by our city  council the past few days are in some  respects special for what they do  not contain, as well as what they do  ��������� contain. One of them provides that  if a citizen's four houis old chicken is  found .even on a vacant lot, "the animal" may be impounded, and the  owner subjected to a penally.  Another provides that theatres with  a seating capacity of oyer 950 may be  taxed a round sum;   and,   of   course,  all such now in the place and that may  be here in the   next   five   years, will  greatly   enrich   the   treasury.      The  same enactment provides for   catching  menageries,    seers,     astrologer    and  magicians, and taxing carpenters   that  hire a man for a week,; but it   makes  no,provisions for laxing what it ought  to tax   above   all   others���������Transient  Traders.    The poor woman who sells  pins and needles from door to door is  subject to a penalty of $100 a year for  her infringement  on   the   rights   and  privileges of the local   business   men,  but the Transient Trader being a   desirable   acquisition   to   the , place,   is  allowed to operate for   $10   a   year,  just ten per   cent,   of   what   the   pin  woman has to pay   for   the   immense  bank account she is enabled to roll up  out of her  peddling :   but   the   poor  transient trader is favored   in   Israel.  A man from the Honolulu Islands can  go   to   Rossland,   buy   a   bankrupt  stock of goods at 25 cents on   the   $,  bring them to Sandon,   hire   a   store,  put in his goods, pay his $10,   employ  a resident auctioneer, sell his wares at  50 rents on the $,   bring "in   another  stock when the first is all gone, and so  on till the end of the year,and he cannot be fined as much as the owner   of  the chicken at large.  Let this be known abroad as it will  be, and Sandon may be made the  dumping ground for all the Jews and  bankrupt stock dealers in the country. Yacob and Levi can flourish  here. This has all arisen from adopting the old fossilised by laws of other  places instead of writing out and  adopting such as are specially adapted  to the necessities of this particular  place.  The council is wasting considerable  public money in advertising��������� in making their by-laws so lengthy containing  much matter that is altogether unless  in a place situated as Sandon is.  producing fine coal, and parliament  buildings more ornamental than useful,  Rossland and other sections are producing gold and the Slocan country is  the seat of the silver and galena mines  of the country. If a grant is made  for the purposes of the exhibition, all  sections of the province will have to  bear their share, and all sections therefore should be honestly represented.  They appear to be making but little  headway at Ottawa with that mint,   so  much desired by the    people   of   this  country.     All told, there   is $20,000,-  000 of gold in circulation in   Canada,  every dollar of   which   is   American  coin, and on   which    the   Americans  have made 5 per cent., or one million  dol'ars direct, to say   nothing   of the  money expended on labor in   its  production.     Now,   every   cent   of   that  could have been just as well saved   to  Canada.     It is hard to estimate  what  the   Americans   have   made   by   the  American coined silver and nickel   in  circulation here;   but   between   that  country and   England.,   a   handsome  sum has been made outjof silver, nickel  and copper coin in circulation.  There  cannot be   a   valid   argument   raised  against die coining of this   money   at  home ; and yet, (or   sonic   reason   or  other, our legislators appear very slow  in moving in the matter.  TWO tVIEN FROM   BURLINGTON.  Our city council are now wrestling  with the city hall problem ; but there  is but the one way of looking at it.  They are now paying $360 a year for  a heated and lighted council chamber.  They are offeiing $100 for the use ol  the old lockup, which is not suitable  for'a couit room or loi kup, and it will  cost another $100 to liL,ht and heal it.  That will be $560 for these accommodations. They can buy and build a  suitable building for all purposes,  police offices and cells down stairs and  court room and council chamber up  stairs for from $2,000 to $2,500.  [merest on that is $200, light and heat  i>i6o more���������total $360, or a saving of  P200 a year. To our mind,this is the  only way to consider that question.  * '107 Were    BotU   Charles   C. Clark, ttivfi  Various Complic.ilti.Eiu Itf-siilLtid.  "Got any mail for Charles C. Clark?"  SJ-.l.ed one oi. the guests at the Lindell  Ho.el of Clerk Lewis la������t night.  ������������������Well, 1 did ha.ve, hut save it to you  aui hour ago," was Uie i-epiy.  - ijave it to me ?     Why, hi/iv's thatV"  h;. sd the asl-omished man.    "1 havrfi'i  r. 1.1 ived any mail at all Unlay."  '-.sn't your name Charles C. ClarlcV  ' ces, air."  ' Vi-oin  Uurling'tOTi 7"  if������������,  sir."  "Well. I'm sorry Mr. Claxk, but 1  v-::r, under the impression 1 had sei era.  ki.ers for you and delivered them. But  I j uess 1  was mistaken."  !,j.   Clavk  went away,   half  grumli-  U. ;-.   half   satisfied,   and   Clark   Lewis  tu. ned tc The rtc-public man, and .--aid .  I'm in a devil ol" a fix ;  I'm turn J  gn \-e that man's mail away, and "  Jus>t then ajiothei 'gu-e^t c-iuiie up  ai.d threw down half a. dozui letters  on the counter. "I'm Charles C. Claris  of Burlfoigton," he said, "hut these letters are not for me. Guess there 1������  some mistake about the address."  He turned away bc-lore Mr. Le-.\i.s  had time to question aim. so the missives were put away for the othei  guest.  Then the first man returned and  wanted to know where his laundry  was. lie had been promised faithfully, he sajd, to have it in hi-s room  in the morning. It wasn't there and be  dic-m't have a cle.:i-, piwe o; linen tu  his name. The clerk investigated, and  was told by the laiindiesh- and mas-  'senger of the hotel that. "Mr. Clark's  laundry was sent up to his room and  must be there yet. and p-lei'se tell Mr-  Clark to look again."  "Hang them," exclaimed Clark,  "don't they think I can see. I searched all over tlie room, amd it's noi  there."  "Oh, bv the way," said Clerk Lcw.s,  "hero are your letters, Mr. Clark." and  he handed over- the op-en oj e.iistles.  "Now, maybe I can explain about yo.ir  laundry," he continued, after the man  had finished swearing auout hte cone-  spondente being opened. "There's another Charles C. Clark here from Burlington."  "Yes, here he is." interrupt/^ the  oilier Clark, ooming up to the desk,  "and here's a bill for laundry that 1  don't owe," and hp threw down a- yellow slip before Clark Noi 1 and the  puzzled clerk.  Explanations followed. One main was  Charles (& Clark of Burlington, la.,  who had-been stopping at the hotel for  the last week, and the other was  Charles C. Clark of Burlington, Kan.,  who arrived only yesterday. They exchange-;! pleasantries over the matter  and adjourned to the bar. Mr. Lewis  followed thorn a:.d Insisted on payinp  for the drinks."���������St. Louis Republic.  When a man 'who j  has neglected j  his health finally  realizes  that he  is being attacked  by seiious ill-  pS-i. health it is no  time  for halfway measures.  Death    is    an  ^-M   enemy that  must be  IjfJvX    knocked     out  ^ in     the     first  round,   or  he  is  pretty sure  to  conquer in  the end.  A   weak  stomach, an  impaired     digestion and a disoidered liver  mean that a man is fighting the first round  with death.    Unless he manages to stiike  the knock-out   blow, it means  that  death  will come up in the second   round in the  guise of some  si-rious   malady.    When  a  man's stomach is weak and  his digestion  is impaired, the life-givimj elements of the  food he takes are not assimilated into the  blood.    The blood gets thin and weak, and  the body slowly starves.    In the meantime  the disordered "liver and the sliifrgisii bowels have forced into the blood all manner  of  impurities.     The  bod3' is  hungry and  eagerly consumes anything that the bloodstream  carries to it.     In place of healthy  nutriment, it receives for food foul poisons  that  should   have   been   excieted  by  the  bowels.    Coiitiini'-il   this system of starvation combined -.villi poisoning, will wreck  every organ   in   the body.     Naturally, the  weakest oigan  will  give way  fiist.     If a  man   is  naturally ucivous,  lie will   break  down with nervoti:, exhaustion or prostration.    If he inheiits weak  lungs, the consequence will be consumption, bronchitis,  asthma, or some disease of the air-passages.  If he has a u.'itui.illy sluggish liver, he will  suffer from a serious bilious or malarial attack.    Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery cures all diKiidets of the stomach, digestion and liver.   It purifies the blood and  fills it with the life-giving elements of the  food that build new and healthy (issue.    It  is (he great blood-maker aud flesh-builder  and neive tonic.    It cures qS per cent, of  all cases of consumption.  Thousands have  testified to their iccovery from this dread  disease under this great medicine.  Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure constipation.  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every "Representation Guaranteed.  SANDON. B. C.  He ittow  F.  Redistribution in Kootenay.  The Review is by no means the  mouth-piece of the C. P. R., but at  the same time, we.mistake very much  if the purchase of Heinzie's railway  ' from Trail to Rossland and the smei-  ter at the former place,, does hot mean  .. more for the Slocan than appears on  the surface. Already the company  have commenced the erection of some  very important buildings at  Rossland.  ��������� All this goes to show they intend to  handle the ores of the Kootenay���������arid  more especially the   Slocan   country.  .;-tTo do' this they must make suitable  charges for freight and treatment. To  take the business out of old established  channels, they must make the.rate's all  around satisfactory and work to the.  satisfaction of the ore producers.,  They are of course, fully 'cogni-  saht'of all this, and perhaps have long  ere this given- the matter most careful  consideration, and arrived at definite  conclusions. They have' a large  amount of money   invested   in   these  . parts, and to make jt earn interest,  they must meet the ore producers in a  proper spirit, and with suitable business proposals. The Rossland Miner  appears to have doubts of all this;  but no doubt they arc but the shadows  of old prejudices that have not yet  left its horoscope, but are ready on  any pretext to flit before .its eyes. But  a short time now will elapse, however,  before their full intentions will take  definite and ample shape.       /  j The recently compiled directory  of the province of British Columbia  shows a white population of 117,350 of  which 7S.500 are credited to the mainland and 3S,500 to Vancouver Island.  This is an increase of 100 per cent, in  four years. Vancouver Island with  aliout one fourth of the total population of the province has fourteen out  of tho thirty three members of the  Legislature.  In an article commenting on the  above figures the Rossland Miner suggest, that West Kootenay be divided as  'c-liows:  '1 he Trail Creek oleelor.il district to  consist of rhe towns 01 Rosidand and  Trail and what is known us the Trail  mining division.  .2. Kelson electoral district, ro include what is now known as the Nelson  and G6.->t river mining divisions.  . 3. Kaslo electoral districtjto include  the city of Kaslo; the towns of Ainsworth and Pilot Ba.y and what is known  as the Ainsworth mining division.  4. The Slocan electoral district to  include what is known as the Slocan  mining division.  5. The Revelstoke electoral district  to include what is known as  Revelstokw,. Illecillewaet and Trout  Lake electoral divisions. '  The above division would give West  Kootenay five members instead of two  us tit -present. ...'"''-..'  Trapped tl"' OHirer.  A little time ago a tradesman wh-o  carried on business in a large provincial town happened to see a man whom  he knew to be an Inland Revenue ola-  cer prying into his shop wi-ndo.v. After satisfying his curiosity, the offlnoi  entered the shop, notebook and pencil  in hand, and thus addressed the Dro  priotor :  "Mr. Robins, I understand?"  "Yes, I am Mr. Robins."  '"You keep a trap, I believe?.'  "That is  so."  "Have you a license for it?'  "X   have  not."  "Had you a license last year?'  'No."  "Then why didn't you take out a u  uense ?" ,   . ���������  "-vVell, I d;dn't think it was needed.  ���������Oh, indeed. ! How many does your  crap  hold?"  "When it's full, five."  "And how many wheels has it ?  "None."  "None ! Why, what sort of a trap  Is  it ?"     -  "Oh, it's a mouse trap 1  Tho officer beat a h-vty retreat, followed by ti.e loud laughter of the mischief-loving'   Mr.    Robins.���������Tid-Eits  Strictly First-class.  P0RTMANN BROS. & CO., Peops.  Good  Sample Rooms.  Good Table.  The best brands of Liquors and Cigars  m-:co AVfixuK,  SANDON.  lie Got Bi'lli-r.  It was a sad scene. The old man la>  on the bed, and by him sat the f-uthLii!  wife, holding- his worn hand in heis  and forcing" back the tears-to greet his  wondering- look with a smile. She  spoke words or comfort and of hope,  but he felt the cold hand falling on  aim, and he turned his weary eyes ur  to her pale, worn face.  "Je.'innie, dear wife, I am go'.ns."  "Oh, no, John, not yet, not yet."  "Yes, dear wife," and he cio ed hi-'  eves, "the end i-s near. The world���������  the world grows dark around me. gathering thicker and thicker, and I seem  to hear sweet music." "  "No, no, dear John:, that's the  brass  band in the  street." ���������   '  ������������������  "What ?" said tho dying man. "Have  those scoundrels dared to come round  here when they know I am dying ?  Give me my bootjack ; I'll soon, let "em  nee!" and in a towering- rage the old  sn-an jumped from his bed. .and be?'.'*"<  his wife could think- he had Opened  the window and had shied the bootjack-  at the band. "I've hit that Dutch  leader, anyway," said he, and went  back to bed and got-better.  Yon need it to bear the daily burdens oi  life. If your back's weak���������Doan's Kidney  Pills will strengthen it. If it piins and  aches���������Doan's Kidney Pills will cure it. No  experiment in taking Doan's Kiilncy Pills.  They cured hundreds of weak, aching backs  long before other kidney pills wero dreamed  of.  Mb. Jastes Row. Belleville, Ont., suffered  for nine years with terrible pain in the  back, rheumatio pains,, and pains in the  bladder. He spent S300 doctoring, but got  little relief. Doan's Kidney Pills have  completely cured him, banished the back  pains, and all the other pains and aches.  Bruce White. N. J. Cavanaugh.  WHITE & CAVANAUGH  Manufacturers of and dealers  in Rough and Dressed Lum-  her a specialty. .  Estimates furnished.  Contractors and Builders.  orumce supplies.  OH   BBS  -VsTVvS*  OFFICE AND MTLL. CODY, B. C.  ATTENTION   TRAVELLING   PUBLIC.  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  0F-  ITtOyTNCIAL   SECRETARY'S  riCE., - : ���������'. v -���������-  U 13 HONOUR, the   Lieutenaut-Gov-  LX   erno' has been' pleased   to   make  the following appointments :" ���������  8th February, 1S98:  William henky Lilly, or the City of  Sandon, S. M., to be Police  Magistrate  of the said City.  H.H.Pitts, of the City of' Sandon,  Rsquire, to be a member of the Licensing Board for the said City.  Evelyn Montague San'dilands.' of  the City of Sandon, Esquire, J. P., to  be a member of the Board of Police  commissioners for the said City.  A l>r;l\vl>;-. c'i.  Aunt���������Well, Ethel, how do you like  ooir new !ittle brother ? ������  Ethel (aged 4)���������I don't like him at  all. He can't even speak ������ ntrlisli.���������  Judsre. '  A member of the   B.C.   legislature  has advised that the province   should  be fully represented at the World's Fair  at Paris, France,in 1900.    This but is  proper and right, if the representation  is properly done.  Our ore for instance  should not be represented as all coming from Kasio, Rossland   and   Vancouver.     Our province is a   very   extensive one, and our resources   are as  rich and as varied as they well can be,  and the sections in which the   several  resources are most profusely found are  also as distinct as they  well  can   be.  The Island should be  represented as  AN EX-ALDERMAN SPEAKS.  Mr. Jas. Hagan, the well-known ex-  alderman of Kemptville, On,., says:  'For some years I have been greatly  troubled with pain across my back.  Urinary troubles caused me much loss  of sleep, and I suffered from a tired,  worn out feeling. Doan's Kidney Pills  gaye mo relief in a short time. The  pain-in. my back has disappeared, and  I feel that I would be doing wrong not  to recommend-them to others 'suffering:  fls I did. They are the best medicine  11-ver used."  stopped ifoir.  It is a -commonly-accepted theory  that a man steps three feet, and many  a tract of land has been "stepped off"  instead of measured with a chain.. In  the west they obviate the difficulties  of surveys by the land being divided  into sections, but in Pennsylvania  much of the property, .especially in the  mountains,.' must still be described by  metes and bounds. ; ,    '  In one of the counties in -Western  Pennsylvania are two brothers, one of  whom is tall and lank, the other short  and fat. Many, years ago they purchased a tract of mountain land calling  for a mile square. They divided the  labor of measuring it, one stepping off  one side, the other the other Fide. Then  they fenced it In and were , perfectly  satisfied until recently when suit was  brought to recover a considerable tract  of the land. , Each brother swore that  they knew the measurement to be  right, and told how, it had been done.  Then, as the spectators saw the short  legs of the one, scarcely long enough  to reach the floor when he. sat ln a  chair, and the elongated extremities of  the other, there was a general laugh,  in which the judge and attorney joined. Upon surveying, it'was found that  one line was a mile and a half long,  and the other only a little over half  a. mile.    ,  HER ANSWER IN THREE LETTEKS.  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Atitotio .sanding 11 sketch anil descrliition miry  quickly iisccrlnln our opinion free wlielucr nn  Invention is probnlily nntentublo. Cmuiminicn-  Uons strictlyconfldcntliil. Himelbnok on Patents  sent free. Oldest ntroncy for hcciirniL.' p.-itents.  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Send us the names and addresses of  three or more performers on the piano  or organ, together with ten cents in  silver or postage, and we will mail you  five pieces^ full sheet music size, consisting of popular songs, waltzes,  marches, etc., arranged for the piano  and organ.    Address,  Chicago Book & News Co,  215-221 Wabash Ave.,    Chicago, 111.  Fulfilled' Her   promise,   Hut   Hor Koplj  M>'ns   il N'uxntivu.  He loved her with all his heart, but  he was not certain that his affection  was reciprocated. He determined to  trap her into, a promise to marry him.  He made a mathematical   calculation.  "Mary," he said, his voice trembling  with emotion, "I love you. I am going  to ask you to be my wife; will you give  trie your answer fai a word of three  letters ?"  Her face was turnied pasLIy from him  and her eyes were dawncamt. A faint  blush mantled her cheeks, and her  lips trembled  as  she softly murmured  "i win." ;  His eyes reflected the joy in his heart  at her words, and more tremulously^  more tenderly than he had spoken be  fore, he whispered :  "Mary, darling, I love yoa; will you  be my. trite i"  We pay special attention to liave a full  line of  CHOICE STATIONERY.  ���������IBs.  .*  ������3*^ W, Sotted W^ kirtt^ ���������5*ht^������. &���������  ^S'V  Proctor & McMillan Bros.  OF BALFOUR  Manufacture a first-class article in Pressed Brick; they are selling at low figures. Any sized order attended to promptly. Full  particulars from any of our agents.  Kaslo-  H. BYERS.  Sandon  E. M. SANDILANDS.  Nelson  E. TRAVIS.  es III  Next  Door to  B. N. A. Bank,  Sandon, B. C.  ���������v*���������1 ���������������*npir"*,/"^"rT",",^TL*~ t~*T*~rm~ rT? **" SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 26, 1898.  THE MINING REVIEW.  PIIGI1ISLW.  The Premier and Leader of the Opposition Cross Swords. -  Mr.  Semlin Pleads for Roads and Trails  and Hon.  Mr. Turner   Makes a  Strong Reply.  The debate on the address delivered  at the fourth session of the seventh  parliament of British Columbia com-  meneed on Monday.  Major Mullcr (Cowichan) moved the  address. After alluding in terms of  praise to the beauty of the parliament  buildings, he proceeded to discuss the  public revenue, and showed by actual  figures that the province had made  ���������wonderful progress between the years  1S87 and 1897. He referred to the need  of an all-Canadian railway to and  through the Boundary country .referred  to the need ofa redistrihution bill, and  concluded by predicting that the province is about to enjoy a remarkable era  of prosperity.  Mr. Adams (Cariboo) followed  in   a  similar vein.  Mr. Semlin, the lender of the opposition, in a mildly sarcastic s-peuch, said  ^Jie  was rather   mystified   as   to   the  meiining of Ihe remarks of tho   mover  and seconder of the reply.  He not had  been able to gather from   their   utterances whether or not they   desired   to  give the government all the lionor   for  the discovery of the Klendykc, hut   so  '   it seemed from fclin tenor of theirohser-  vations. , The Klondykc  finds  would  undoubtedly increase   the   prosperity  and  prestige   of    British     Columbia  , materinlly, and he was glad to see  (lie  the honorable gentlemen opposite suy-  gest the necessity   of  improving   the  means of communion tion north in connection therewith, as   the advantages  to be derived from the opening of   this  new and pr lltable trade would accrue  very largely to our   cousins   over   the  boundary.   If, on tho other hand, proper means of communication were   afforded, it was most probable   that  the  exploration and development of northern British Columbia would be  materially hastened through the discoveries  farther north���������tho great  requirements  were railways and ordinary roads  and  trails.   As to the eloquent   peroration  of the member''for Cowichan-Alherni,  and the quotation ''lest we forget"   the  government had forgotten   the  prayer  of the distant districts for tiettcr roads;  it had forgotten the repeated   requests  made to it for improvements necessary  for the development of the   Intent   re-  rources of the country, and while building a palace  for  its   own   occupancy,  had  forgotten  the   poor  settlers   and  their needs in a  manner   which   they  had good cause   to   remember.     Congratulation had been heaped upon  the  government for  the   inoronse   in   the  provincial revenue, and all   would join  in expressing pleasure that the revenue  had so incieascd.   At the  sifne   time  it should not be forgotten that the expenditure had also increased, and in a  manner even more rapid   and   worthy  of serious consideration. He too hoped  that tho time would   come   when   the  revenue of the country would be suflicient for its expenditures,   but so   far  there was no  reason  to   believe   that  this time was any nearer at hand than  ten years ago.   This happy   time   had  certainly not yi t arrived, nor did   the  public accounts disclose any reason to  believe   that   it   was   near   at   hand.  There were some things that he   could  not congratulate thegovernmentupon,  and one of these arose   in   connection  with the act of last session relating   to  the employment of Chinese and Japanese on works of   companies   receiving  special concessions . from   the   house.  This measure had passed, by   a majority although sct eral  members  of   the  government had seen fit to   vigorously  oppose it, and having lx������en passed   by  the house it was the duty of   the   government to see that its provisions were  carried out���������cither this, or   resign   to  the people whose wishes are expressed  by the legislature'they had not carried  -.  flUt.    But this is not. what   had   heen  acne.   He did not say   they   had   not  been sincere,  but   the   circumstances  prima facie pointed to insincerity, and  called for a   better   explanation   than  , h-d yet been made or even attempted.  ' ApHe referred to the fact that members  of the government had seen fit to allow  their names to be placed   on   prospectuses of   mining .companies   and   expressed tho belief  that   such  conduct  could   not   to   be   too   strongly   condemned.  The premier, in roponding, remarked  that the cry for roads and trails and  other public works had been met by  liberal expenditures by the government. Had the electors been told  ten years ago of the enormous works  that would in the next decade be accomplished they could not believe that  credit could be obtained to enable any  government to accomplish what now  has been do e. .For a province of less  than 100,000 white inhabitants, British  Columbia has done more in railways,  ���������in useful and necessary public works,  in charities and education than any  ' other provinces of thcDominion or o*  any other colony of Great Britain, and  the govornmei.t could therefore truly  say, "we have not forgotten.'" The  leader of the opposition had referred  to the increase in expenditure while  the revenue was mounting up by leaps  and bounds. Of course the expenditure  had increased���������had ^the  government  not seen lo il that tho machinery   and  public works oi the comiln k"pt pace  with its development    and   necessities  the governmnt would indeed have been  blumable.   The increase   ol  tlie   debt  was not only natural, but it  was   evidence    in    itself    that    the     affairs  of    tho     province      had     bec-n     so  wisely administered that it was   possible   for   the   government   to    borrow  money readily for thu   prosecution   of  m'cessary public   works   which   wore  indeed the best  assets  of   a   country.  No one with any broad grasp of public  questions would attempt to say that it  was either possible or desirable to con-  line the country's expenditures to   the  revenue in the present stage of British  Columbia's development.     Had   this  policy been adhered   to,   where  would  Kootenay be today- if only the avail-  revenne had been drawn upon  for the  building of the   roads   and   trails   by  which that rich district had been satis  Inctorily  opened.     Ho   delended   his  connection with   certain  development  companies    by   saying   thai   he   was  proud he had been the means,of  bring-  in.: money to tlie province for  investment., i  FRQIYI THREE FORKS TO CODY.  Morning���������leaving   Three Porks at 8  '���������',   lock,  Afternoon���������leaves Cody at 11 o'clock.  Leaves Three Forks at 1 o'clock.  Leaves Cody at 4 o'clock.  J. J.   Madigan.  All Smokers Like  pissn^smrsz  -������������E3L_  CAPS ;OH CROWNS.  Whether the head wears a cap or a  crown headaches will come. Burdock  Blood Bitters euro' all forms of headache. It is a curative for rich or poor.  ''I miiieivd with terrible, violent  headaches, but B. B. B. mired me before 1 had linished the fourth bottle."  Sins. W. 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With your letter send us  ot) cents International Money  Order, for wnlch we will send you  a solid silver brooch,worth 91, ind  our offer. After you receive the  beautiful watch, we shall expect  vou to show it to your friends,  and call their attention to this  advertisement, This watch is  sent free on registered post on  your complying with our advertisement and our oiler, and is warranted for five years.    Address���������  WATCHMAKERS' ALLIANCE  & ERNEST GOODE'S STORES,  jl,td , 1S4 Oxford St.London, Eng.  Money returned if not more than  satisfied.  A Well-finished Pipe, the best sample  of Tobacco, Clears and Cigarettes procurable���������and ".'JACOB KELSEN has  them. He has also the latest arrival ol  Fruit,.-!, and Billiard Tables for recreation.    Giro bin. n cull  FORTUNES HPATENTS  Send a Rongli Drawing in Lend Pencil of  your idea, Improvement, or Invent iun, with  a clear description of it, nnd wo will nronipt-  ly toll youifit is now nnd nrohalilv patentable,  absolute-]}- Free. FREE! Vnliin.lilc 1C0 page  Hook" lloivtp get n 1'ntpnt." MARZON &  MARION, Experts, Temple UWn :\Iuii-  lxcn.1. Tho only 111 in of graduate i.-iiniii. ei-a  in tlio Dominion transaet inir patent business  e*<ilusively.   Highest reference."  as  IF YOU ARE,  DO NOT FORGET  THREE IMPORTANT POINTS.  FIRST���������Go viaSI. Paul because I lie lines to  (hat point will afford you tho very best  service.  SECOND���������See that the cupon-beyond Si.  Paul reads via t he Wii icons! n Central because  that line makes close connections- with nil  the trans- continental lines entering tho  Union Depot there, and Its service is llrst-  class in every piirliciilnr.  TUritl)���������For information, cull on your  neighbor and friend���������tlie nearest ticket agent  ���������and ask for a ticket rending via the Wisconsin Central linos, or address  SANDON SAW, SHINGLE & PLANING iVIILL  Have in stock or cut to order on short notice, all kinds of Rough and  Dressed Lumber.    Dimension stuff up to 46 feet long.  KILN DRIED LUMBER ANO MOULDINGS, EQUAL TO ANY IMPORTED.  A large stock of all kinds of BUILDERS' SUPPLIES suitable to the local  trade now on hand, including KILN DRIED Flooring, Rustic Shiplap,  Rebated Door Jumbs, Plowed Tulley Styles, Square and Moulded Casing, Plain  and Moulded Base, V Joint Ceiling, Beaded Wainscoting; also a great  variety of Mouldings, including Crown, Bed, Boelection, Wainscote Caping ;  Cornice and Sprung Moulds,' as well as a variety of Cove, Quarter and Half  I 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  2ZZ      DOORS AND WINDOWS  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. 0>  ALSO A VARIETY OF TURNINGS, BRACKETS, &C.  Newel Posts, Turned Balusters, Verandah  Truss and other Fancy Brackets,  Table Legs (morticed), Corner and Plinth Blocks, Tinned Stool Tops, &c.  Also in stock some of the  best Shingles  manufactured.  An inspection of my stock is requested.  Geo. Lovatt, Prop.  Don't forgel our QHEflF FUEL.    Short Slabs.fr.25, cart load.delivered.  The   northern   connecting   point   of   the  C. P. R. on Slocan lake.  OS  ry  .Tas. Pox a,  Gen. Pas. -Agt.,  Milwaukee, Wis.  or Geo. S. Baity.  Goneial Agent,  2-10 Stark St.,  Portland,  Or.  E FULLS  FORT SHEPPARD RY.  RED MOUNTAIN RAILWAY  THE 0������NLY ROUTEtoTKAILCREEK  and the mineral districts of the Colville Reservation, Nelson, Kaslo, Kootenay  Luke and Slocan points.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY,    BETWEEN  SPOKaNE,EOSSLAjStD and nelson  LEAVE AKBIVB  10.00 ium Rossland 3.10 p.m.  S.10 a-m Nelson (i.00 p.m.  S.OO a.m Spokane 6.00 p.m.  UNSO LICITE1)  TKSTIII O NI AL.  lo Princes St., llirmlngluim, Ens.  "I thank you very much lor the  beantitul watch you sent me free of  charge. I have tested it l'oi nine  months and it never vanes one hnll-n-  mlnute from one week's end to another."���������!':. Wilks.  "To give away a. Gold Watch worth  $25 is certainly a splendid advertisement, but ast heWatclimu leers'Alliance  ls the largest firm oi watchmakers in  England,they can afford it."���������EditorX.  Bo sure and address your letter, 1S-1,  Oxi'obi) Stjikbt, Lon-dox, England.  No change oi' cars between Spokane and  Posslnnd.  Close connection', at Nelson with steamers  for Kaslo and nil Kootenay lake points.  Passengers lor Kettle river <md Boundary  creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  0RTHERN  PACIFIC RAILWAY.  Solid Vestibule Trains.  Modern Equip.ui;ht.  ROUGH PICKETS  toTacoma,  Scuttle,   Vietoiin, Vancouver, Portland, and California Points.  St. Paul, St. Louis, Chicago, New  York, Boston, and .ill Points East, also  European S. S. tickets.  TIME    SCHEDULE.  No. 1.  No. 2.  West  East  Depart  Depart  10.155 p.m.  7.0!) a.m.  For Information, time-cards, maps and  tickets, call on or writeF. D. GIHBS. general  agent, Spokane, "Wash. ; or A. D. Charlton,  assistant passenger agent, No. 255 Morrison  street, corner Third, Portland. Oregon.  STRENGTH CAME BACK.  Tho Anvil ones moro rings with the  strokos of his hammer.  Mr. Thos. Porteons, tne well known  blacksmith of Goderioh, Ont., tells how  sickness and weakness gave way.to health  and strength.    "For the past four yeaxB my  Kaslo and Slogan  Railway.  tihe CARD.  Leave  S.OO a.m.        Kaslo      Arrive 3.50 p.m.  S.3G   "        South Folk       "      S.15 "  "      O.GG   " Spoules "      2.15 "  '    "9.51   "      Whitewater       '      2.00 "  "     10.03   "        Bear Lake'      "      1.4S "  '���������     10.18   "        McGuigan      . "      1.33 "  "     10.3S1 "   Cody Junction   "      1.12 "  Arrlvcl0.50   " Sandon      Leave 1.00 "  Subject, to change without notice.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  I!OBEKT IRVING,  G. F.'iRA,  GEO. F, COPELAND,  Superintendent.  For cheap Railroad and Steamship  Tickets to and from, all points, apply to  S. Campbell, Agent, Sandon, B. 0.  nerves have been very weak, my Bleep fitful  and disturbed by dreams, consequently I  arose in tho morning nnreated. I was  frequently very dizzy and was , mnoh  troubled with a mist that came before my  eyes, my memory was offcon defective and I  had fluttering ot the heart, together with a  sharp pain through it at times. In this  condition1 I was easily worried and felt  enervated and exhausted. Two months ago  I began taking Milburn'a Heart and Nervo  Pills, since that time I have been gaining in  health and strength daily. They have  restored my nerves to a healthy oondition,  removed all dizziness and heart trouble, and  now I sleep well aud derive comfort and  rest from it. That Milburn's Heart and  Nerva Pills are a good remedy for Nervousness, Weakness, HoArt Trouble and similar  complaint's goes without saying." Price  50 cts. a box at all druggists or T. Mbnrn  <Sc Co., Toronto, Ont.  iaiiadian Pacific  Railway    . And Soo Pacific.  The Most Direct Route to all Points in  Canada, United States and Europe.  , DAILY SERVICE. .  Baggage  checked   through to   destination  without change.  gflSl^TJie Ouly Line  operating tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal  and no'str.n without change, also through  cars to St. Paul daily.  Luxurious  Sleepei-s   and   Magnificent'  : ���������'. Dining: Cars'on all Trains.  Trains leave Sandon  II o'cloek, daili, connections with steamers for the north,  except Monday; and south dally,  except Sundays.  Laxa-Liva)? Pills cure Dyspepsias  '.J  dall on nearest C. P. R. agent for iurther  particulars,.it will save you time and money  A. C. MoARTHUB, agent, Sandon;  H. M. JIncgregor, traveling passengor  a ion t. Nelson; Geo.MoL-Brown district  jMuengeragent, Vancouver.  The undei signed begs to inform the ladies of Sandon and vicinity that she  lias opened a new Ladies Furnishing Store in Sandon.  M      NEW GOODS^^as^  , ������|   *f I      NOW ARRIVING  will make her stock most complete in all departments.    Styles in every iine the  very latest; goods the very best, and prices the very lowest.  Shop three doors west from Sandon Hotel.  has the only safe harbor north of Slocan City.  oseDe���������'"  COAST LUMBER.   GOAST LUMBER.  Flooring, Siding, Ceiling, Mouldings,  Laths, Shingles, Doors and Windows,  Glass.  Store and Office Fixtures.  ,������y  It is at Rosebery where the beautiful  Slocan steamer ties up over night and  where the employees can bring their families.  ose eery  FACTORY AN'O YARD NEXT TO ELECTRIC P0WJ5R-H0USK,      SANDON.  lots were put on the ma,rket June 28th and  are selling fast. You cannot afford to wait  if you want a lot.    They are going up.  oseDery  c$"i9<te'  Men are grading and clearing the town-  site, and several buildings are about to be  erected.  oseperT9S  We have every   ^  *y  is designed to be the distributing centre for  the' Slocan.  facility for  turning out the  *������  4  best Mining and $|������]  Commercial -fr  4  Work- that can    A,  be executed.  Orders taken for Printing  at Clifl'e's  Bookstore  will receive prompt  attention.  Pj?4 wfe.   <J>.  ������*��������� *���������������   r$p   <A������ X?  ������������������*���������  ���������<fr  will become the great Concentrating City of  the Slocan, having abundance of water and  being easy of access to the mining centre.  Watch this.  Terms���������One-half cash ; balance three and  six months.    For full particulars apply to  General Agent.  ,'.���������������  V .���������>  ������-������������������ THE MINING REVIEW  -V  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 26, 1898.  &2 I  MOUNTAIN   ECHOES.  The Wonderful mine is shortly to resume operations.  ~~LiUesl reports say that war has been  declared between Spain and the States.  D. J. McDonald, the new mining inspector, is now looking over the Slocan  mines.  Mr. Spencer announces a- grand ball  for the evening of Ireland's great day,  March 1/ ���������  J. C. Eaton, of the Whitewater mine  has gone to Everette to look after  smelter interests there.  The bachelors of the city arc making  prepar.ilions for the ball of the season,  to be given about March 10.  The Slocm City Pioi.eerhas gone up  the spout. Two papers appear to be  too many for any one-paper town.  Call on the 0. P- E. agent and get  new rates to the east, they are the lowest e\-er made by any trans-continental  line..  The mail was robbed at Rossland  last week and $215 in registered letters  stolen therefrom. The matter is being  investigated.  H. 0. Alexander ie removing his law  office from-Neiv Denver to Vancouver.  Our hike tow., will be bidly off with  but one lawyer.���������Bro. Lowry.  As seon as the tracks are cleared of  snow and the K. tfcS. trains connni-nce  running again there will bo a rushing  business done in the ore shipping.  The "kids'* 'gave the hockey boys  rather a. unique welcome home 911  Monday evening ; but then "boys will  be boys." and it would be a mistake to  try to make hi en out of them.  A fire in u log shack up the gulch  gave the liremen a run on Monday  night. Tlie shack and contents���������  a couple of bachelors' old clothes���������  were consumed ; but no fuither damage was done.  These transportation companies have  a keen eye for business. They know  the more people they can induce to go  to the Klondyke, the more they will  have to bring buck. It is for the double  fare they are booming  the Klondyke.  The New Denver Ledge says a guest  at a hotel in that place said that the  top of a mountain was on lire when he  saw the sun rising, and that his mistake arose from being a S.nulonite.  Perhaps it arose from New Denver's  bad whiskey.  J. D. Campbell, at one time of this  plitce, passed ft bogus cheque in Kaslo  in September last and levanted to the  States. Recently he returned to Victoria, one of his old hatuiis where he  was arrested for the offence, and is now  on the way to his deserts.  Mr. Harris is giving the new Reco  (late Black's) hotel a thorough overhauling, that will place it in the pink  of finish. New plastering, papering  and painting will bo artistically done,  and nothing will be spared to make,it,  as ihe ladies say, '-just lovely."  The Hon. Pooley dared Mr. Cotton,  M.P.P., to go outside, tho other day in  the B. C. Legislature, to settle a point  in dispute. There ought to be some  way of ridding our legislatures of rowdyism like that. Expulsion from the  Houses would be proper treatment.  The spring's thaw appears to h:ive  set in, and the snow is now likely to  retire gracefully day by day.  The Payne mine commenced loading  ore on tho 0. P. R., over its new tr.im  yesterday, ana henceforth oi.e-half of  its output will gL,> over each road.  ' Although the law n&tivisibh pirnuts  cities lo impose n road tax ol 32 00 on  everv male resifk-nt Ik 1 wt-en the ages  of 21 and SO yours, this Ik hardly its  fair interpriit ition. In other provinces the collection is ealhil a poll  tax, and is intended to !>c applied un  the maintenance nl'Md"wilk", nnd if  collected from persons- only who pay  no other tuxes in the place. It is assumed th- y use the walks as much at-  persons who nre otherwise taxed, and  should contribute to their iunirte-  niiNCP.  The brother of I'Vnwi.-k who was  killed near Three Forks some days ago,  and repoiti-i! in last week's Review,  wired v- r. Chile Saturday I rum Nelson  to My he was on his way to recover the  body'ofhis brother if porai''le. Our  information is that though every efi'-nt  was made in that direction that could  be made, tlie search proved unavailing,  and probably not until tlie snow goes  down weeks from now will the body  be found.  AT THE   HOTELS.  Balmoral���������J. E Mi-Donald, C. W.  Ouessk-r, 0. F. Yatrs, New Denver; E.  KcrgtiaOn, Nelson.  Sandon���������Wm. Donald, Trail; D. C  Clark, J. Jordan. E.Miller, Spokane;  J F Patterson, A. R. Mann. Nelson;  E. Watson, Silverton; A. Stuckey, Na-  kusp; J. H. Milhvard, D. Walter, New  Denver.  Goodcnongh���������D .1. McDonald, G. W.  Hughes, Alamo concentrator; A. F.  McMillan. Rossl.md; J- 11. Miltzcur, Sun  Francisco; ,1. A. Wright Montreal; K.  K. Peiser, Nelson; W. H Sundilord.  London ; A. 0. Eraser, Brandon; A. W.  Simpson. Nakiiip; II. T. Coperley. A.  A. MoLcod, R. II. Alexander, Vancouver.  New C. P. R. Passenger Rates.  The C. P. It. has made cuts in its  passenger rates that come lileo a thunderbolt on tlie natives. Wegive below  a few of the quotations, old nnd new, on  second-class fares to a few places. The  reductions are similar on first-class  rates and apply to all points as well as  those we liavo named :���������  OLD   FARE.  NEW.  To��������� Halifax  &S1 35  S-JG 35  New York  65 35  34 So  Boston  6G 85  34 85  Toronto  GO (.55  34 85  St. Paul  42 05  24 85  Winnipeg  42 05  24 85  Our kids are sobbing like Alexander  the Great, when he had no more worlds  to conquer, because the stoppage of  trains on the K. & 8. has prevented  them from havinsr a whack at the  Kaslo kid hockeyists. Some of them  are fighting the air in mortal anguish.  For the want of cars to haul away  ��������� the ore, the mines shipping over the  '-.' K. & S. a''e all in a demoralized condition! ; Every one of them has laid off a  number of hands, arid ��������� cannot -take,  theiiv On again till, the; glut of ore is  removed. The Payne, 'the'Reco, the  Ruth, the Star, the Lucky Jim - in fact,  they are all in the same boat, which is  a serious matter to the miners,  ' On Sunday the 13th a. teugh   named  Jack Doyle shot and killed Demy Connors in.cold blood at.  Kuskanook;' the  new town on the. Crow's Nest road.    A  : reward of $250 was offered for   his   nr-  .. rest..   A few day i after he was arrested  near Nelson, and is doubtless   how   in  .   .a fair way to the gallows.-     The shooting was the result ofa ibw   over   $2.00  in a drunken bnw! at that-town.  -���������������������������������������������   Rev. Mr. Frew, of Nelson,  formerly,  of Glasgow,..Scotland,' will give a lect-  1 ure Monday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m., in Virginia hull, on ''Europe Revisited.'' A  choice musical programme will varj  the proceedings of the evening. Mr.  Frew is giving the lecture to assist the  Ladies' Ai J Society of tlie Presbyterian  church to help |..ay  for the organ   anil  ./.defray other.expenses of the church  Admission, 50 cents for adults, children  half prce. ���������  A. C. Eraser, M. P. P., of Brandon,-  Man., en route to the coast,.stopped off  a day to see the Sandon of which. In  had heard so much. He felt like tin-  Queen, of Sheba at the .sight in the  oast'of which the half had not been  told. He found rhc place larger than  he had expected to see it, three hotels  in size, equipment and comfort vastly  superior to anything in his own city,  a club room that in 'appointments  would do credit to any of tlie larger  cities of the older provinces, and an  export of ore from Sandon alone equaling in value one-third 6-' the entire  wheat crop of his own province.  If the City Council can get any man  to put up suflicient bonds.and take the  treasurership at  $100 a year,'they are  not offering  too  much  for all-offices.  combined, as all the work can be done  for $1,100 si year, and should not cost  more.   If on the other hand, they cannot  get  the treasurership   taker,   for  that money,  which is likely to be, the  Case, then they are paying  Mr. Sewell  too much  for his duties.   As we have-  often said there is  no necessity for a  collector;   they   have none   in  many  cities in Canada of ten times Sandon's  population.   The road and dog  taxes  ought to be collected by the day policeman, as they are in most other places  in Canada, when  the  treasurer would  have but to notify tne realty,tax-pay-  era, through  the post ofn-;e, and thev  should pay him.. Arranging othorwise  is only giving people a  bad habit and  paying out salaries,  which   have   to  come out of taxes, for nothing.   Every  one may not agree with  this view of  the question ; but it is the view taken  elsewhere, and there is no reason Sandon should be an exception.  p-OR OVER FIFTY YEARti.  Jlrs. Winslow's Soolliins Syrup has been  u=.ccl by millions ofmolliors lor their children  whilc'tei'thing. if disturbed 111 night, and  broken of your rest by a biek child, Mifierin;r  unci crying with n.iin of cutting tuelli. Sund  at once and gc-t'a bottle i.f'Jlrs. W'iiiMow's  Soothing rfynip" for children iccfliiiifr. It,  will relieve the poor liitli;siilIei-eriirini(Hliiite-  ly. Depend upon it, mother.-, there is no  mistake about it. It cur>sdliirrlicea, requisites  the stomach and bowels, cuius AYiiul Colic,  sottons the gums nnd reduces Tnfliiininntlon.  and gives tone and eni'rjry to thu system.  "Mrs. Winslow'sSoothiniiKyrup" lor children  tccthlni; Is plt'asiini, to the luste and is the  prescription ot one of the oldest mid best  femnlephysicians and nur.sos in the United  Slates. Price iwenty-live coins .1 bottle.  S'->kI by all druggists throughout, the world.  He sure aud ask lor "Jlrs. Winslow's Soothing  Syrup."  Mr. Stephen Wescott, Freeport,  N.S., found (Burdock Blood Bitters)  a v onderful blood purifier and gives  his experience as follows: "I was  very much run down in health and  employed our local physician who  attended me three months, finally  my leg- broke out in running- sores  wiih fearful burning. I had thirteen running sores at one time,  from my knee to the top of my foot.  All the medicine I took did me no  good, so I threw it aside and tried  B.B.B.; when one-half the bottle was'  gone, I noticed a change for the  better, and by the time I had finished  two bottles my leg was perfectly  healed and my health greatly im-  oroved."  I. 0. O. F.  Sil-rcr (Jity Loilse, No. :>!), meets every Friday evening, at 7.i)0 o'clock, ill Crsiwlor's hull.  I''. C. S1AVELL, N. G.  II. L. GKIJIMETT, V. G. Grand.  ,      G. W. WAITE, l.ee.Scc.  All sojourning brothers  cordially  invited  to iitiend.  AGENTS.���������"Tho best Lite of Her JJiiJi-sty 1  have seen," -writes Lord Lome about "Queen  Victoria." AKL'nt1* miike livi' dollars dnilv.  Outfit Iree. liRADLKY-GAl'.UiCTSOX CO.,  Limited, Toronto.  AGKN'TS.���������Book business is better than ft.i  yearn pift; also have better and Inkier toil���������  inj; books. Agents clearing from g,](),0n0 to  Sltl.i'lW weekly. A few lenders are: '���������Queen  Victoria," "Lite of '^Ir. Gladstone," 'JUy  3Iol tier's Bible Stories," 'Pi-c.-gie.-.-lve Speaker," "Klondyke Gold Fi-.-lds." "Woman."  "Glimpse-: of tin1 Unseen," Breaklnst,Dinner  mill riupper," "Canada: an Kncjvlopeilin."  Hooks on time. Ouilits free to canvassers.  'I'll 13 BKAIJLKY-GAJlltETSOS," CO.. LI mill d,  Toinnto.  ���������fo  . ^CTgg-gPk  For latest New York styles in  Cloak and Dressmaking, go to  MISS OAIWERON, opposite "  Hotel rCootcnay- Alio Needlework of nil kinds done. Satisfaction puflf.intoi (I.  MODERATE PRICES.  TAILORING, GLEANING, REPAIRING AND DYEING.  Uidlingnii'ycr'h Old Stand.  Fries Heasonabh1.  STICVK KNOX, FuopiiiiToii.  M. L. Grimmett, l.l.b.  IJA]ti:isTi:u,     Soucrroit,  Furuc, E'ic.  Sandon      B.O  Notary  '���������i.������i.*������i, m,,���������,.,������.,.,  ������M.i'������.'i.rtj'i.r,.,i.i'i,M.,'i.r,,|.|  THE....  Notice of Assignment.  Pur.suiint to tin' "Creditors' Trust Deeds  Act, 1S!W" nnd amending Acts.  N'OTICK is hereby Riven that Xs������ncCrnw-  lord amlJJunenn McMillan, lieretolorc doing  business as Crawford and McMillan,  Merchants, of Sandon, 15. C, have  by deed dated 1st Februnry 1 SS IS iisslgncd all  their personal estate and ellecls which may  be so zed and sold under execution and all  their ronl estate, 10 Kvislyn Montague  sjiindiliinds of S-iiidon. B. C. linnncial agent,  in trust lor the benefit 01 tlieii creditors. The  said deed was executed by the said Isaac.  Crawfor' and Diiiiciiu Ali-jtillliiii anil the said  Bvi'lyn AiontagueSandilnnds on the 1st. day  ol Kehruary 1SDS.  All pcisons having claims against the said  Cinwlordiuitl JMcMllliin are required on or  before the inu d.,y of Jlnrcli lS'JS to send to  the said trustee lull particulars of the same  duly verified together with particulars oi any  security hold by them, alter which date the  ,s.i d Evelyn Montague Handilands- will proceed to distribute tlie snides'nui having regard  10 those claims only 01' which he shall then  have nolice.  A meetingoi the creditors of thcs.-iid Crawford and McMillan will be lieid at Ihe ollice ol  the said Evelyn Montague Sandilands, on  Thursday the 10th diiy of February, 1SU3 at the  lion roi four o'clock p. m.  Dated 1st dayof Februiiry IS98.  E. M. SA!<DiL.v>-r>s,  Assignee.  To Wlioffl It May Concern.  W. FU11NIVAL  "The"' Morcmtilo Auctioneer, is now  prepared lo hnnillc all kinds ol'inercbnn-  ilise, mining stocks, etc.  Parties wisliinu; 'o cuiisnli liim.please  addreiss W. FUKNIVAL, P. O. Box 117,  Sandon, 13. 0.  Licensed Auctioneer for the province.  SA N DON, B. C.  American  'European  Plan,  Plan,  *2.00  per day.-  jier day.  Strictly First-class,  MRS, M. A. SMITH, Prop.  i������,M'l|M1<'W*l,t'ir'tF('l,M,l'K'1.l,WM,l"t1'l,ISiM,������,l<'M,n'l,������'|,i  \  IN THL CODAIlf GOURT OF KOOTENAY.  IIOLDEN AT NELSON.  In tho goods of Florence J. Hand, late ol tlie  City of Sandon, British Columbia, deceased.  XOT1CF. is hereby given that all persons  havinsrc.liimis ngiiiiist the estate ol ihe said  Florence .1. Unnil, who died on or about tin-  Twenty-ninth day ol January, 1SDS, aiere-  tuiired lo -end by post, propaid or lo deliver to  Atarlin L. Gi'liunieli, ol ShOsuidCity of San  don, solicitor lor tin: ndtni nislrat'or on or  li'.'iore the. tlie Tweilth day ol March, lSOS.thelr  names, iiddressi:--, and dcsciiptions and a lull  statement ol'pai-tlculiirs of their claims and  tho nutr.risol ihesecurit;. (11 any) held by them  duly verified, and that, alter the said day the  administrator will proceed to distribute tlie  assets of the deceased among- tlie purlies entitled thereto, having regard only to the  claims ol which lie.shall then have "notice.  Dated tliisltlli day oi February, ISOS.  M. h. GIUMAIETT  Solicitor lor tlie Administrator.  M01 i e e 0 f Ass i gnm e n t.  McGallum k Thompson  JJV     Jp.     Jf.    JJV.     Jf. tfj)  4  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL BUTCHERS  Golden Bros. Old Stand,  Sandon, 13. C.  <&%  Liberal dealings and Trade solicited.  4$  Poultry, Fish and Game in Season.  J^&^������>|Caii^ss-^flfeW!i  Now the sun is getting strong.    Be wise  and avoid snow-blindness.  We can fit you with any kind of Glasses  you may require for Astigmatism, Myopia,  IIYPERME TRO PI A, PRESBYOPIA.  .   Q. W. QRIfinCTT,     '  JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN.  .**>.&>  SLOCAN STAR STREET.  A vegetable remedy for diseases  arising'from Disor ;red, Liver, Stomach or Bowels, such as Headache,  Biliousness, Constipation, Coated  Tongue, Bad Breath, Feeling of  Languor, Distress after Eating, etc.  Mns. Claha Howe, Moncton, N.B., says!  "I used Laxa-Liver Pills for Headaches  and Liver Trouble, and they not only relieved me but cured mo. They do not  gripe or sicken and ara easy to take."  Sold by all Druggists at 25o.  a Vial op 6 fop $1.00.  Pursuant to the'"Creditors' Trusts Deeds  Act,-1890," and amendingno.1.8  NOTICK is hereby given Lliut Pitts Brothers  doing business as nie'rchiin I sat. S:liuloi],T!iri;e  Korks and Silverton, in the Province oi British Columbia, hnvn hv deed d ited thcSnih duv  61, January, A, Yi. 1S88. assigned nil their person ul estate and effects which may he seized  and sold under execution and all,their real  staete to Howard Cliupinan.or Victoria, B.C.,  salesman, (or tho benefit ofall tlieir creditors.  Tlie said deed was executed 03- Pitts Brothers  and Ho ward Chapman on lhc2Uth dav ofJan-  uary A D. ISOS. A meeting of tho creditors of  tlie said Pitts Brothers will be held at, (lie ol-  fiuc of the as-lgnee at t he place of business of  Iho-Ames Holcien Compiiny. at Victoria on  Monday the 7Ui day of February, 1SH8, at:!  o'clock in theal'teinoon. All persons having  claims against tlie said Pitts Brother* ��������� are required tdfprnisli particulars of the same, duly  verified, to tho said 'Howard-Chapman, not  later than the 1st dav of Unroll, 1S9S, after  which, date the said Howard Chai������imiu will  proceed-id distribute the estate, having regard  to those claims only, of which he sliail then  have notice.  Dated this 1st day of February. .1S0S.  BOWSER, GODFREV & CHRISTIE,  Solicitors for Assignee.  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  tlie heaviest garment. All work done expeditiously. We. en 11 for goods, and  deliver in any part of the town.  UP-TOWN OFFICE, G. GALES' BARBER SHOP,  Next Slocan News Co.      '',���������''  r  awefeitce  ma  AND LIQUORS.  ^ss^ms^^w^^r^^^s^^s^i^&is^smm  77  RUBL  if**  THE BEER THAT MADE  flILWAUKEE FAMOUS.  I . .    .'  UNEQUALLED FOR TABLE USE.  FOR SALE BY  We hitve this'day .Jonseil the. dining-  room ol' our -house, the Victoria Hotel,  to Mrs. May Bertram, who is an experienced, pleasing and entertaining  hostess. She has every facility for  accommodating a large number of  board'.-rs, by the day or meal; and will  spare no pains in making her guests  comfortable and pleased with her  attractive t.ablrs.  BO HE N !���������: & M cLELLA N.  Whitewater, Jim. 1st, 1808.  At Sandon, Rossland, Kelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and Three Forks.  ���������'-'���������Sandon.--: SlocanCity.    .  fSj^M^^^i^^^f^  Just received one car of Seagram's,  Walker's, Gooderham & Warts'-.Whis-;  key;    also   mixed   car   of  Foreign  Liquors.  Write for prices before purchasing  elsewhere.  SANDON.  ,���������V  Everything Up-to-date  eds, Tweeds find Fancy Vestings.  Agents  for the Dominion  Piano  and Organ Co.  Increase. Your Business and make Money Handlin  u  Full Prices.' Correct--Selection.  Hotel Sandon,  Sandon, B. C.  I-mmediate   Remittances.  Eopes & Tags Furnished Free  m*^������-  '   vv^i-v^isi'^-ffjS- ���������  J  TALLOW, QINSENQ, SENECA.  0������" Write for Circular giving Latest   Market Prices.  INC.  No Commission Chaeqed.  200-212 FIRST AVE.. NORTH,  nmmavouj, mm.  WHEN YOU ARE AT BEAR LAKE STOP AT THE  FIRST-CLdSS HOTEL.  RATES���������$2.00 PER DAY; S10.50 PER WEEK  6a,aS  H. 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