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 I' >  h\  >������������������ >  I  K   J  h  VOL. 3.-N0. 36.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1900.  FIVE CENTS.  The Miners of the District Have Decided to Accept the $3.25.  From, the way the miners have been  going to the hills the last two days  - with their blankets and outfits, they  have decided to accept the offer of the  owners, and s������o to ,work, declaring the  strike off. The unions are not, of  course, recognized, but to sensible men  . this can make no difference. Work  and payment will come independent of  unions. It, ol* course, cannot be expected that those men who took part  in th - iate demonstrations will be  favorably considered by the owners;  but wo sincerely trust that all steady  deserving men. and there ia a lot of  th"em in this camp, will readily get back  to their old places at steady employment. '    . _  All classes have suffered heavily the  past year through the passage of a law  that waB never asked liyanyono,and that  haB brought advantages to no one, but  in the hie of the camp if wise councils  prevail in the future, when changes in  conditions take pi ice, the consequences  of the past may not be without their  useful lessons.  We said at the time, and we repeat it  now, that it would have been better if  the owners in June List, before shutting  down, had called their men together,  and had submitted the situation to  them. As the Star did it and got no  benefits troui the act, it would doubtless have resulted abortively all around;  but it would have unarmed adverse  criticism.  We trust now, however, that all will  sink their differences and that good  feeling that existed heretofore among  all classes may revive again, as it is  the beau agency for mutual success.  All must remember that wages, .like  all commercial commodities,are subject  to fluctuations, and we only hope tnat  when conditions on.one or both, sides  change again by legi-lation or otherwise, reason and mutual concessions,  will be agencies employed' to bring  around satisfactory results.  The results of ihe week, however,  should not prevent the government  from correcting their mistakes in the  past blundering legislation.  all more in the initial stages. If a fair  expenditure of capital and labor in the  next 10 or 20 years would show under  development that our ore bodies were  as large and as wealthy as those of other  countries���������that the cost of marketing  was not greater than elsewhere.and that  other conditions were similar, we could  well adopt the same day and the same  wages; but as the matter stands it is^  quite evident that the burden has been'  placed on the shoulders before the  back is able to bear it. If the present  government cannot or will not do anything to relieve the present stress, in  the name of all that is fair, let them  give way toothers who will, at "least  make a commendable effort to correct  past wrongs.' The cry of "give the law  a trial" can no longer be used with  effect as all the southern properties  have tried it since'the 12th of June  last. It has been weighed in the balance by them all.  In This Is There Cause lor Alarm  AMI  IHE  The Hews From the Front Not Yery  Encouraging,  Can Speak English.  Contrary to the alarmists' resolution  at the business men's meeting, every  loieigner now at the Payne can write  letters in good plain English, which is  as much as the great majority of the  old hands can do. We are cisnlident  that when the trouble mist is cleared  away so that they can safely come  down town without being "���������scabbed"  tney will be seen to be respectable citizens���������those from whose residence the  place will not su.ier. They will have  to eat and wear as much as the old  miners, sq the grocers, butchers, provision dealers and clothiers will be as  well patronized... If sick tuey will consume as many drugs, and will' require  as much literature, etc. They may  nor, spend as much in other channels,'  but tho place, win survive that Iobs.  If the miners' unions want to secure  the   sympathy of   the   people of   the  province, they   must   cut  themselves  loose   from  the   Western  Federation,  whose chief prop is, by his own correspondence, proven a rebel to his own  country.   It is simply abominable for  the people of this province to be told  that the last dollar in   the treasury of  the  Western Federation  will   be   expended in buying into oflie in  British  Columbia a government to please  the  W. F. of M." This is  what  the Ymir  union told the government in petition  would be done.   I--, appears  to us   that  t very Canadian with an ounce of manliness in his make-up' ought to resent  such insinlts in the most effective manner.   It must not be supposed it is because it is anAmerican institution that  we speak this waj\    What we mean is  that   the   legislation  of, any country  should not he directed by the-finances  of any institution in any foreign country.   Eyery country should be allowed  to legislate internally nniniluenced by  any outside agencies.   The professional  people of   every province   of   Canada  have associations to protect their members in their respective lines, and they  command the respect of the people for  so organizing.     If the miners of B. C.  would so organize  the people  would  feel the organizations had some respect  for the advancement of tho  country,  and their influences would be directed  accordingly.  Mew School Law.  The Cloud Spreading.  Some people thought, we were getting  oyer the trouble resulting from tne enforcement of the eight-hour law,   but  facts &*> to show that we are only gutting uoeper into it than  ever.   Since  June many ot ,the properties, worked  were ni the hope that   the legislature  wouid  do something this session,  bin  When no move is apparent general demoralization is threatened,     Some of  the Slocan properties'are opening because importeu labor is to some extent  meeting the  necessary requirements ;  but in tne rest 01 the country danger is  now threatened because no relict is  in  view..   Nelson anil Rossland properties  have laid off about lUuU men, aud the  report   it;   in .circulation    tuat   otwer  mines in these cities and  the whole  Boundary will loiiow.   A lew votes lor  a few tools in the House is .supposed to  be a lull recompense lor all tma.    Of  course a general closedown   will be a  loss to  tne miners   themselves, but it  will only be tneir time���������to the owners  and the business public it means a. loss  of tiihe and a heavy loss ol capital;   it  is no argument   to say tuey . nave  an  eigut-uour day anil pay sucn and such  Wages   in otner  countries���������all   conditions must he shown to be the same m  any two countries Delore lair comparisons can be  made.   For tnat   reason  British Uoiumbia cahuwt be compared  with any other oountryjas it is younger  than  ail others and its properties are  The governm ent has now a new  school Bill in hands that is calculated  to revise educational matters considerably. In all cit.ips there will be a  .school board of 7 members, who will  have full corporate powers. The payments by tho government to all such  places as Sandon, in aid of salaries, will  be ������20 a year per capita of the attendance. In all the larger cities the  trusteee will appoint their own inspectors. In rural districts the number of  trustees shall be three ns formerly, but  they will have corporate powers. We  have riot considered all the amendments to the pres'nt Act, but the intention is to raise from the residents of.  the districts the balance of monies for  salaries and all the incidental expenses.,  ������������������?450 a  schools'..running as ��������� at present. This  taxation will fall very heavy on the  people simply for the reason that they  nave not control of their own local  taxes. The cities when saddled with  tliti cost of schools in this way should  be given all the personal property as  well as the real estate taxes within  them.  'The war news is certainly not encouraging to the British people. Although Buller is an able general, and  has-made some daring advances, on  the whole the English have lost ground  and Ladysmith is in great extremity.  The Boers have adopted' entirely new  methods that appear to stop English  advances effectively. They dig trenches  in favorable localities, deck them with  deadly guns and employ sharp shooters  from "the trenches. Flanking appears  to be the only methoi of combating  such warfare, and, of course, tuat is  slow and tedious. The English have  found by this that the Boers were much  better prepared for war than they expected, having a largo supply of the  best of guns, small and large, and a lot  of well-tiained men. It is now apparent that the only chance for the English is to attack the enemy at a number of places, and out-number the latter  at every one. It will entail a very  heavy expenditure, but will be the  cheapest way to success in the end.  Lord Roberts Within the Boer Lines.  London, Feb. 15.���������The British army  for the first time since the war began is  inside tho Boer frontier. Lord Roberts  -with at least 40,000 infantry, 7000  cavalry and 150 guns has turned the  Mngerafontein lines, before which the  British forces have encamped, foir ten  ���������weeks and, with half of his corps, he is  already operating on Free State territory. A battle has not yet been fought,  but large tactical advances ��������� have been  gained. The relief of Kirriberley is  within measurable reacn and the way  to Bloemfontein is apnreciably   easier.  Lord Roberts' despatches wired from  inside the Free State and on the Riet  river left him Wednesday morning.  His advance had not been opposed by  the Boers in force. Their patrols  melted away as the British moved forward. The Buer army i3 likely to be  felt in a day or * wo and a battle is consequently immin nt. As to what force  General Cronje has now at his disposal,  and as to where he purpjses making a  stand against the invaders, no one here  connecter with the war office knows  anything.  "I received inductions from the  east to follow tho lead of tho Kootenay  mines on account of the eight-hcur  law, and have consequently closed  down all work. Can not say when we  shall reopen. It depends on circumstances."  It is not believed here that other big  companies will follow suit. Inquiry of  the Phoenix management of the Old  Ironsides and Knob Hill in the same  camp and of other Jay P. Graves properties elicited a reply that a close-down  on them wis not thought of.  The close-down of the Brooklyn will  effect tliis camp little as the majority  of the men are employed in the Graves  properties. There is hope here that  labor troubles will not extend seriously  to the Boundary district.  PERSONAL   MENTION,  Mr. B. S. Wilson has returned to the  city from Spokane.  M. E. Hall went to New Denver yesterday on business.  Mr. H. E. Crowse talks of leaving for  the States in a few days.  Mining Inspeotor McGregor, of Greenwood, made a visit here this week.  J. T. Wilkinson, of tho Vancouver  Province, spent Saturday in the city.  Harold Sands, of the Coast; has taken  over the Editorial of the Kootenian.  Geo. Cunningham came down from  the Sovereign on Thursday sick and is  now at the hospital.  Archie McDonald, who has lain in  the hospital since last fall, was removed to his home the past week. His  leg is still in very bad shape.  ROSSLAND CARNIYAL.  AShort  Summary of the Events so far  Played at the "Golden City,"  Why Not Be Fair:  ,   Tiiis will mean a tax of some  year   on this city, to keep the  When will newspapers learn to be  respectable and fair? The Nelson Tribune says : It is not outside the bounds  of probability that had the mine owners made their present concessions  when the trouble was first precipitated  there would have remained no necessity for a lock-out." This is certainly  mean inuendo. It surely is not hews  to the Tribune, that the Star offered-  practically the wages the men are now  taking in June, before the shut down,  and it was refused. The Federation  elements then thought they were the  almighty on wheels'and could rule the  universe. It was the income of the  much abused aliens that has brought  about the present' nullification of the  authority of the union -machine.  Scoresof the men wanted to go to work  months - ago, but the machine would  not let them.  The sports at Rossland's winter carnival opened Tuesday morning, the  first competition being curling for the  New York Grand Challenge, which  stood thus :  THE BROOKLYN STOPS WORK.  FIHST DRAW.  Tamblyn, Nelson, beat McNeil, Rossland. 12 to 6.  Smith, Rosiland, beat Grimmett  Sandon, 12 to 8. '  Wilson, Sandon, beat Beamish, Ross"  land, 12 to 9.  SECOND  DRAW.  Wilson, Sandon, beat Smith, Rossland, 10 to G.  Bogle. Rossland, beat Crawford, Sandon, 14 to 12.  Rae, Nelson, beat Kerr, Rossland,"13  toG.  Tamblyn and Rae, Nelson, are in for  the final.  WALKERVILLE TROPHY.  The Payne shipped 225.} Ions of ore  this week.  The new Galena Mines Co. has a  capital of $150,000 for operations.  Fourteen inches of clean galena ore  have been encountered in the Hewetfc  group, near Silverton.  The Bosun has 8 or 10 men at work  and the Last Chance put on half a  dozen this week with more to follow.  We understand that Mr. Sandiford  will shortly put a force of men at'work  on the Bosun; but we are without the  particulars from any reliable source.  The Donelly group is going to distinguish itself. A large seam of high  grade concentrating ore has been  struck that will give quite a high assay.  Notwithstanding all tho trouble Mr.  Robertson had with men at the Enterprise he has on a force of about 30���������  "scabs," we presume, in the elegant  phraseology of the unions.  The 'Get-There-Eli group on Twelve  Mile creek, in which Dr. Gomm is considerably interested, has been stocked  and a large block of the stock was  readily disposed of in Toronto.  Some S or 10 more men have gone to  work at the Payne the past week. W.  W. Warner and P. J. Hickey have also  increased their working staff, and the  machine of the union draws on in the  usual tenor of its way.  The Miller Creek Co. are putting  $2,400 more into their property, driving  or rather extending the present tunnel  on the vein some 200 feet, when a good  showing of ore is looked for. The present workings consist of 325 feet crosscut, 225 feet of a west, drift and 135 feet  of an eastdri't. They have1 found a  fair grade of carbonates in the drift so  far, but arc looking for a good ore by  the extension. The working costs  about ������10 a foot.  Guests at the Reco.  Some Telling Figures.  As nearly as ive can get at it, the  shipments of ore of the whole of tho  Slocan were 18,078 tons valued at Sl,-  522,642 for the year 1S99, against 32,-  429 tons worth $2,779,653 for tho previous year. And yet there are some  who will say the eight-hour law is a  blessing to the Slocan. From June in  each year the shipments were respectively 4,904 and 20',660 tons. As the  mines were all running the first half of  last year, it is necessary to compare  the latter parts of the'years designated  to show the falling off of last year  porperly.    '-   . /:    ,  The  Eight-Hour  Law   Trouble   Enters  the Boundary.  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money  sf it fails to cure. 25c. E. W. Grove's  iignature is on each box.  Greenwood, B.C., Feb. 12.���������Today the  Dominion Copper Company suspended  work on its properties in Greenwood  camp. Thirty-five employes were discharged. The company i_wns the  Brooklyn and the men discharged had  been employed on that claim. It also  owns the Rawhide, which is being  worked^by contract; the Stemwinder  arid Idaho, Which have been closed  down for over a month, and the Montezuma and Standard, which have not  been recently underdevelopment.  This is the first company here to follow the action of the Slocan and Rossland mine owners in . closing down on  account of the eight-hour. The mines  are under MeKenzie & Mann management.  ORDERS FROM THE EAST.  Frank R&bbins, engineer in charge,  in reply to the correspondent's enquiry  by telephone, said:  FIRST ROUND. . ,;    ���������  Grihimett/Sandon, 13. ���������      ,  Kerr, Rossland, 10.  Tamblyn, Nelson, 10.  Wilson, Sandon,18.  Ross, Rossland, 8.  Smith, Rossland, 4.  SECOND ROUND.  Bngle, Rossland, 14.   . ;  Grimmett, Sandon, 6.  .Wilson, Sandon, 11.  Crawford, Sandon,-6.  Cranston, Rossland, 7.  Rae, Nelson, 13.  Beamish, Rossland, 3.  Tamblyn, Nelson, 14.  THIRD  ROUND.  Bogle, Rossland, 9.  Wilson, Sandon, 12. ''   ��������� '     ���������  Rae, Nelson, G.  Tamblyn, Nelson, 14.  Tamblyn and Wilson to play off.  TUCKET TROPHY.  Grimmett, Sandon, 5.  Cranston, Rossland,. 15.  Cranston and Tamblyn' to play off.  MACINTOSH CUP.  Grimmett, Sandon, 6.  Markell, Rossland, 14.  Tamblyn, Nelson, S.  Smith, Rossland, 12.  Cranston, Rossland, 5.  Wilson, Sandon, 12.   .  Roe, Nelson, 9.   :���������  Bogle, Rossland, 15.  Hail (Crawford), Sandon, 14.  DeVebber, Rossland, 14.  Rossland won by 11 points.  At time of going to press we are unable to gain further particulars of the  sports; in the curling we are afraid the  contests have gone against the Sandon  "roarers." Nelson is in foor finals,  but Wilson may be in the Walkerville  yet. \  J. C. Conlon, Victoria.  H. L. Johnson, Rosebery.  J. T. Wilkinson, Vancouver.  Geo. Mercer, Greenwood.  H. L. Kirkpatrick, Rosslnnd.  A. R. Sherman, Montreal.  C. W. Turner, Toronto.  Thos. R. Cayzer, Kaslo.  A. W. Smith, Montreal.  AV. S. Drewry, New Denver.  Win. Baillie, Vancouver.  William Burns, Nelson.  \V. J. Twiss, Kaslo.  T. R. Ella, Kalo.  A. It. Barron, Nelson.  D. McBain, Chicago.  - II. Callaghan, Spokane.  Jas. McGregor, Greenwood.  Chas. Burt, Nelson.  Blake Wilson, Nelson.  D. D. Stewart, Winning.  W. R. Maclnnes. Winnipeg.  F. W. Peters, Nelson.  F. Starkey, Nelson.  L. B. Forsyth, Montreal.  J. Beckman, Kaslo.  Geo. IT. Bishop, New Haven.  Ella Plant; Kamloops.'  Lizzie Goupell, Kamloops.  J. F. Whiting, .Berlin.-'  Thos. Parkinson, Nelson.  Here and There.  The Nakusp saw mill will open up  in the early spring.  In Australia with board nearly as  high as here the miners have an eight-  hour day at 62.50.  An 8-year-old girl at Rossland has  the small-pox. She caught the disease  at Colville a few days before.  There is another case, of small-pox  south of Nelson, near the boundary,  but it is carefullyJookod after by the  medical men.  Mrs. Hanna, wife of foreman at the  Hall Mines tram, was killed on Wednesday by the sleigh overturning and  suffocating her, while onJier way to  town.   The driver was also hurt.  CHURCH NOTICES.  Methodist, Rev. A. M. Sanford, B.A.,  pastor.���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at 11 .a.m. and 7.30 p. in.  ���������Rev. J. Ferguson will preach in the  morning.  Presbyterian, St. Andrews.���������Rev. J.  Ferguson pastor; service at 7:30 D.m.  Union Sabbath School in the Methodist church at 12:15 p.m., after close  of morning services. Everybody welcome. '  iSVW  ���������Ft * ii" '     V ���������  .* ������  i i -���������"���������   ���������.* THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1900.  JL  XCbefSDininolRevfew  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1900.  "VIEWED WITH ALARM."  To the thinking mind  "the viewing  with alarm" b3' some of our citizens of  the importation of alien miners, must  be  amusing.   Every one was anxious  for the mines to rc-npen, and, at  the  same   time, it   was   self evident that  until  the importation, that is '���������'viewed  with alarm," tlwre was  no prospect of  a compromise with the old miners that  would have led to the re-oppninsr,   The  fact of the matter is that until  these  aliens came in the   miners' union  felt  they bad the owners by the throat?, and  could make them pay whatever wages  they demanded.    With this conviction  there would have been  no concessions  on the union side that would have rendered the resumption of work possible.  To the men   who think  the capital invested  in   mining properties  is  there  for public plunder,  that circumstance  is of no account.  We do not, any more than any one  else, desire tho importation of Chinese  or Italians, or nny people that would  create more trouble than their bodies  arc worth ; but if the government will  only make expenditures to open up  public works abreast of importation,  there is a field in British Columbia  for some millions, of respectable alien  'nationalities. Some people may view  even this with alarm, but its recommendation is only in line with the  principle on which nations are built.  There are not in the province  today  more   than   125,000 white population,  and there   is room  here for   4,000,000.  How are these to be brought in, if we  are  to vi-w with alarm   the  importation of aliens?   It is the highest aim of  every progressive country  to settle its  wastelands  and develop  its Intent resources.   The Dominion government is  spending a quarter of a million   every  year to extend our population in these  respects;   but British Columbia   must  ,   "view with alarm" any addition to our  population, from the outside.  '   We know this narrow, picayune policy is not that of the progressive people  of tho country���������they want to see openings created for  a vast addition to our  settlors with the population to follow.  These pessimists, who have their hands  up in holy horror, raise  nr objections,  at least publicly, to incomers  in the  mercantile,   agricultural,   mechanical  and professional lines.    We believe we  are quite safe in saying that if all the  mines of the province were to open tomorrow to their fullest capacity, there  would be a shortage of some thousands  of miners in the province.   Are these  to be brought in, or are the mines to lie  idle because ofa "view with alarm ?"  By the eight-hour law at leust 20 per  cent, was cut off  the earning capacity  of the men, and if they had shown any  willingness to li.Lve   made reasonable  concessions  to the owners for this reduction of value, we,  for one,  might  have been among  the alarmists;   but  when it became with the unions a case  of "stand and deliver," we feit the owners   were fully justified  in protecting  themselves,   and through   which they  are serving the business people, though  without .thanks in some cases.    The  importations,     that    have   set     the  alarmists weeping,   have broken   the  neck of the lock-out.; and it may now  be assumed that the mines are in the  way of opening as fast as arrangements  for it can be completed.   We believe  that   good men,   union  or non-union  residents,   who   were not   among  the  obnoxious   element   of   the  past   six  months,'.will be engaged  as far as possible ;   no doubt others   will come in  from  other provincial points^ but the  balance will have to be imported.   We  may say in conclusion, that it is not at  all likely the owners in the future will  leave their works at the mercy of disturbing elements.  General sympathy is felt for many  men who desired steadj' work, and  stood aloof from agitations, but were  either in the hands of the unions or in  (Ireful of their reproaches. To all such,  we would say the coast is now clearing  for a resumption of, we trust, a long  period of steady work, and they should  be on their guard for their future.  Every man, miners included, is here to  make what he can out of his time ; and  miners will find that steady work and  saying ways will accomplish the desired result. If these alarmists had  only endorsed the owners in bringing  in aliens six months ago, the country  would have saved a year's loss and the  backslaps it has met with in many  other directions.  "essays?  D5 Woods  a^ a B\i has  feno  Clf n^ pfs  UNO SOLOS,  Mrs. Alonxo II. i'hu her, Fresiiorl. K.S..  aaya: "I h.id a sovero atc.iciwif (Jri|i..f  and a bad,cough, with givit difiicul-v n.  hreaihinH /'. f: it t ' it-tj two !.:���������',. 1!  Dr. Wood's Koiwuy lJinu Syrup I \im i-uin  pleteiy cured."  !-^V-'.'=?>  - -.   ':'/-V  nl  111* w*-.^  . - - -j i'  Work while you sleep without  -1 grip or grhise, curing Sick  liiiridachc, Dyspepsia and  Constipation, and make you  ���������he! hotter in the morning.  of the owners in their commendable  steps; but, as nature has it, these  things cannot be helped.  We have time and again said, and  we repeat it now again, that the unions  as at present constituted and officered,  will not be in any way, shape or form  recognized by the owners ; but that the  mines will open right away all the  same, and that deserving men, regardless of their union proclivities, will get  $3.25 a day. That the mines should  open in tin's way maj be gall and  wormwood to some newspapers, but it  cannot now be helped.  THEY MUST RE-OPEN   ANYWAY.  Like Rachel of old,  the Silvertoman  is weeping  and will not be comforted  because  the owners will not recognise  the unions.   With some prints recognition of the unions and flapdoodle of  that, kind are of infinitely greater importance   than    the   opening   of   the  mines.   It  may be   news to   some of  these  prints that there was very  successful  mining done on this continent,  long before ever there was a union organized���������in the old days of California  when the men were graded in payment  from S3.00 to $4.00 a clay, according to  their merit as  miners,   which is the  only true method of payment.   It may  also be news to these prints, when it is  said  there will be   successful  mining  again in this country when the days of  the Western Federation of  Miners are  over.    An institution, whose main object is bulldozing to plunder the owners  and keep in luxury a few  official  agitators who are,  to use an   old saying,  "too lazy   to work and  too  honest   to  steal,"   cannot  hope to long suit the  genius of this'age.   It is not news  to  the general public, as it is now a universal conviction,  that a break would  not  have been made in the deadlock  for many months to come,if the owners  had not done just thny are  abused in  some quarters for doing���������importing foreigners.   On tho 10th of June last, tho  Slocan  Star offered   to recognize   the  union   and pay the men  $3.25 a day���������  the   very  thing   the  unions   are now  chasing the owners around the country  to  got   their consent to do���������and   the  offer  was only laughed at in derision.  It was then with the unions, and their  Iackies of papers, a case of ''something  for  nothing"���������20 per cent, off   their  work and  the old pay, or  the miners  would be  tied by the throats  till tho  concession   was made.   In most qnart-  ers, and by many fair-minded men, the  demand was considered   unjust, but it  was a case of "might was mighty and  should   prevail."     The   owners   have  some symnathy for  the businessmen,  and much more lor tho rank and file of  the miners than  the unions have ; and  they wcrts buuud 10 sec the throat hold  broken.  There is not a doubt but that if * the  unions could have prevented the importation of men the mines could not  open for months hence, and business  paralysis would continue. Ic is unfortunate that'rain falls on the unjust  as well as the just, and that those business concerns and newspapers that  have advocated a continuation of the  depression by supporting the machines  of the unions, .will profit by the immediate revival of business as well as  those who have encouraged  the efforts  MORE TROUBLE NOW.  It looks now as if our neighbors to  tho south of  us are going  to   have a  tat to of the diet wo in tho Slocan have  been feeding on for the past 8 months.  The Hall Mines and smelter have stood  the labor strain ns long as they could,  and  now the staff of both   haye been  paid oil and the works shut down. The  ore of the  mine at best is   very low  grade, and any conditions  increasing  cost of output render   mining unprofitable.    The shut-down of the   Slocan  properties   has rendered the purchase  of ore, to keep the smelter running, out  of tho question, and its operations also  go by the board.   The eight-hour law  secured  the last  bye-election  for the  lion. J. Fred Hume,  with  the accent  on the Fred, and that is about all tho  country   has for   its loss.   It may   be  considered   an   excellent   investment,  but of that the people must be the best  judges.    Just the other day,  a  few of  the business men of Nelson, who have  been selling a few goods to the miners,  to please  the latter signed a petition  in favor of the retention of  the eight-  hour law,  and the late turn in the affairs of the Hall Mines and tho smelter  may   give   tbem   ground    for   second  thought.  .At Rossland also there is serious confusion.   The War Eagle and the Centre  Star   have  shut down,   ostensibly because of   defects  in their machinery,  but in reality because of the increased  cost of operation under the eight-hour  law.   A day or two later the LeRoi followed   suit   by   laying off 160 of  its  hands.   This throws over 500 men out  of employment at Rossland,  and from  300 to -100 more at Nelson.   It is more  than current rumor   that  many properties in  the Boundary will follow the  same course, to complete the general  disaster.    As bad as the shortening of  shifts may be where band work is employed, it is, of course, worse where  machines arc worked.   It is now known  that properties   that   may bo   worked  advantageously   with    10-hour   shifts  may he run at a loss   with a   fifth less  labor, and the same expenditure.  What the'end of it all will be, it is  impossible to saj ; but if the government will hang on to their "blood  money "-the eight-hour law-and as the  price of votes, wages have got to come  down all around, from which the miners and the entire business community  will deeply suffer. When Mr. Green  saw, by the enforcement of the law,  strikes in the air, ho was a prophet,  even if by its retention   he becomes a  -' a sorry sassBrr  It is, to see a strong man shaken like a  reed by a paroxysm of coughing, which  leaves him gasping for breath.,   People  have suffered with bronchial affections  for years, with obstinate, stubborn cough,  and growing weakness.   They have tried  doctors   and    medicines   in   vain.     At  last they have been  induced   to  try  Dr.  Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, with  the    general    result  experienced   by   all  who put this wonderful  medicine to the  test���������help at   once,  and a speedy cure.  For coughs, bronchial affections, weak  lungs, spitting of  blood, and other  diseases of the organs of respiration,  "Golden Medical  Discovery" is practically a specific. It  always helps; it almost always cures.  "I had been troubled  with bronchitis and  catarrh of the head fcr  eight years; had severe  coufth, rmd r  difficulty in breathiug,"  writes I. Y7. Ilowcrton,  Esq., or Bigfall, Hancock  Co., Term. "A portion  of the time my appetite  was poor and jsart of the  tlmel was uuable to do  ��������� anything.    I  had  been  treated by .our best country physicians for  several years but with little benefit. I had been  reading1 about your medicine for a long time  but hadn't much faith in it. I,ast spring concluded I would try it, and before I had taken  one-third of a bottle of Dr. Pieicc's Golden  Medical Discovery I began to mend. 'I continued taking it until I had taken several  bottles. Took Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets also.  Now I feel like a new man, and can do as hard  a day's work as any one.*'  Medical Adviser sent free on receipt of  stamps to pay cost of customs and mailing only. Send 31 one-cent stamps for  book in paper covers, or 50 stamps for  cloth, to Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.  ft*  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  SANDON, B  But Mrs. Douglas derived llttla  benefit till sho usBd B.B.B.  Proof after proof we have  been   furnishing   how. B.B.B.  cousVnndsnt times great ! makes bad blood pure blood and  cures cases that even the doctors failed to benefit.  Here's the case of Mrs. John  Douglas, Fuller, Ont., an account cf which she gives.  "I have used B.B.B. for impure  blood, pimples on the face and sick  headache. I tried a great many'  remedies and spent dollais for doctors*  medicine but derived little benefit.  I then started using- B B.B. and only  took four bottles when my skin  became clean and free from all erup-  tiuns. My other troubles disappeared  also and I am now in perfect health."  The machinery is the best to be had in the country���������  tho workmen are all experienced,���������so that nothing but  tho best work is turned out.  Orders from a distance solicited.  Goods sent in by express or otherwise have immediate  attention and are promptly returned.  pritst and King.  j E  Pll   .  is contracted as well as inherited. Only strong lungs  are   proof  against it.  Persons predisposed to weak  lungs and those recovering  from Pneumonia, Grippe,  Bronchitis, or other exhausting illness, should take  It   enriches  the   blood,  strengthens the lungs, and  builds up the entire system.  It prevents consumption and  cures it in the early stages.  50c. and $x.oo,'all drugtrists,  SCOTT & BOWNE, Cheinlau, Toronto.  The Paystroak construes   the resolution of the mine owners   to  hold no  more   conferences   with   the   miners'  unions to mean that they prefer to continue the strise.     Pray where is the  connection?     If   the   union   miners  would do as other employes under similar circumstances   do���������either, accept  the owners' offer or leave the field to  those   who   will���������there   would be  no  ground for strife.   Happily, as matters  stand, the unions and the machines/of  the unions are two distinct elements.  Many of the  union members  have accepted   the  situation -.philosophically  and  have gone to work   while others  are going every day.   As  for the  machines they   need   not   trouble   their  heads about it,   as they   will not   be  hired around Sandon at any figure.   It  is not improbable that men  like Mr.  Hagler would prefer strife to a settlement on any reasonable basis, but that  matters little now.   The mines will be  operated and  at $3.25.   Tho old workmen Svho kept out of strife will be reengaged, and imported men will make  upthe deficiency.   Mr.Hagler's army  at   the Payne   and   elsewhere   cannot  hope     to   be   rc-om ployed   to   create  trouble again.    We are fully  satisfied  that the bulk of the .business men will,  support   operations    on   these1 lines.  When'Mr. Hagler's armies   get tired  waiting   here they  will doubtless   go  where their  mode of warfare  may be  better appreciated by the public.   The  gulchite does   not know; what course  the machines may take when it is sim  mered down to Hobson's choice.  Contractors  and Builders.  Factory opposite the C. P. R. freight shed.  Plans and Estimates  Furnished on all  Classes of Building.  P. O. Box 155.  Sash and Doors, Frames and Mouldings on hand or to order  on short notice.  Dealers in Rough and Dressed Lumber,  Shingles, Lath, Lime and Brick.  CALL AND GET PRICES.  SANDON, B. C.  Dry Goods! m' m Dry Goods!  We have just received a lartje shipment from the east.  NEW DRESS PATTERNS.      NEW FANCY SILKS.  NEW FLANNELETTES.;     NEW EIDERDOWN.  Ladies', Misses' and Children's (Health Brand) Underwear.  We also carry a full line of Carpets, Linoleums, Floor Oilcloths,  Curtains and Window Shades.  The Mining Review, $2.00 A YEAR  ~ti  m  hi  S  ���������/}J  n  Hi  m  Iff  m  M  my  -'���������.*i  Hi  i  ���������m  ���������t  I  I  "w  *  '��������� i      '$h  I  ��������������������������� f|:  y  ������������������ f$  i  !'!'��������� *  i  %  i  iiki  ���������    '���������$  M  n  ���������;- it  ��������� 'A  ���������     ���������     V$-  a  ���������t.LVfi    M  I'  ���������0-  ->���������. THE MINING REVIEW-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17,  1QOo.  >���������������  ������' r  Labor Trouble Talk.  It appr-ars to us that the Silverlon-  ian. the Nelson Tribune, tho Paystreak  and papers of such proclivities will yet  learn settling the labor trouble does  not mean appeasing the vengeance of  the machines of (he unions. It means  3imply agreeing with the miners themselves.  And now again one of the largest  properties, in Phoenix has shut down  because of the eight-hour law. It is  not unlikely that before the end of the  month there will be but few working  men in tho south country���������a lifting  sequel to the petitions of tho minors to  retain tho law. If the law and no  work suits them bettor than the old  conditions, they are likely all to be  suited. r  This is about how it stands with the  average minor and we ask the general  public what they think si bout it: Some  say they can do the former 10 hours  work in 8, but they will not all say so.  Then ask those men if it is worth anything to them to have two hours more  to themselves and thoy will all say it  is. Ask them to allow the owners  what, the shorter day is. worth to thorn  and tho answer 13 "We won't, we want  $3.50." -Ask thorn then to work the  long day, and the answer 15. "The law  ���������won't let us." Ask them to petition  for the repeal of the law that stands in  the way of their earning what they  want, and the answer is "You're a gos-r  ling."  We notice Unit W. L. Higler. J. M.  M. Bennedum and J. J. Mclntliosh  respectively officials of the miners'  unions at S melon and Silverton have  yet notices in some <>f tho papers advising miners In keep away from the  Slocan. We would ask those business  men of the'district, who "view with  alarm" the importations of men, if this  is the way to start the mines in the  Slocan? Whether is it the owners who  are attempting to bring in men, when  the old hands won't, take a reasonable  offer, to start the mines, or tho officials  who are doing their best to drive men  away and keep.the mines closed another year, that are tho real friends of  the business community ? Let one  and all put the question to themselves  seriously.  From day to'dny we hear miners'  unionists and unionist prints prating  parrot like about an eight-hour day in  Australia and it working well. .If"the  legislature of B. C. would give this  province a similar law and the miners  would accept the same pay, our word  for it, the mine owners would accept  both in an instant. The eight-hour  law of Australia allows minors to work  as much overtime as they like, when  they can get any to do. The prevailing wage is $2 50 a day for eight-hour  shifts.and board runs about 95 a week.  This leaves the minor who works eight  hours only about ������12 50 a week clear.  At the vory outset the owners here  offered ������21 a weeic'with 47 for board, or  $14 a week clear. They are now making it ������15.75 clear, and the parties that  trump up Australia are still kicking,  their limbs off for more. Be, consistent, gentlemen. If Australia is the  model, let us have it all around. If it  is nofto be the model, why take up a  one-sided comparison ?  ���������C5^ <"v:^pi Have  you  '^^s^^y smoking a  been  good  ^'v'^'iJ^ffiV.'"-!   ueai   lately   aud  /$&WC '"SCSa fool on occasional  Kaslo and Slocan Railway,  TlflE  C/fflRb.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Going T&ast.  Going West.  Vjj^^-WTMr'^ tion of pins and  ((t^f^lTf^? n������edk'S  going   through  V^PtfitfJ"*        y������nr arnih and lingersf  *k'Ct)]        Bctlor  t.'iko  a box   or  jrJM^A   two   of   Milburn's   Heart  &5'^M   and Norve Pills  and   got  rs^.-y    cured   bofora  things   become too sorions.   ���������  ' Here's   wlius   Mr.    .lokn  James,   of   Caledonia,  Ont.,  -~; 'i'/'i.t\MO'  , :���������*!'>!; dr"^    hadoei'ions heailtroitblo  lias to  say about  them:    " I   hi������o  h  ���������"J^ i'ovfonryuui's, caused by  excessive use of tobacco. At times my  heart won Id boat very rapidly and then  ssn&Tnod io 'Slop floating only to comaionce  again with unnatural rapidity.  :<TUij> unhealthy 'action of my heart  caused shortness 0J1 breath, weakness and  flfil iliry. I tried ninny medicines and  spent a givat deal of money but could not  get any help.  Lnst/'No xniber, however, I rend of a  man, :iffiic'.:d liko myself, being cured by  .Mi"! 'im% Heart nnd Nerve Pills. I went  to "Kojio;'s drug store anil bought'a box.  Y.'ben I lj::d finished taking it I was so  uinclt bcit'if I bou.dit another box and this  jmepjoti'd tho euro. My heart has not  bothered mo since, and I strongly rccom-  ".���������ind all s:ifforors from hoart and norve  l-.r.-iilo. ci.'ised by excessive use of to-  : :���������: ���������'���������>. lo give Milburn's Heart and Nerve  L'ulo r 'sir find faithful trial."  Iwilbitni'iHoarland Nerve Pills are 50c.  1 hex or ;! for $1.25, at all druggists.  1' 'V.UbiivD fc Co., Toronto.  Leave 8.00  i.m  S.������2  **  0.80  *������  *���������  n.ir,  u  11.35  ..  it  10.12  "  o  10.2.")  tt  4(  10.3.-1  "  Arri  velO.10  tt  Leave 11.00  ������.m  '*  11.10  "  Daily.  ICa������lo  South Folk  ���������Spoules  ���������\Vhite\valcr  HeiirLako  Mc'Giiitran  Bailee's  Cody Junction  .Sandon  Arrive 3.55 ii.m.  3.20    ���������'  2.2.T  2. II!  2.110  J.-l.j  i.ai  1.2!  Leave 1.15  (Pit  4*  CODY BRANCH.  Sandon    Arrive II.10n.ni.  Cody 11.20   "  gi:o. t. coPi:r..\sD,  Superintendent.  For cheap Ilullrniifl and Steamship Tickets,  to and from Jill pninls.npply to Sj. Ca.iu-iw:i.i.,  Agent, sandon.  Northern Pacific Ey.  THE  FAST LINE  TO ALL POINTS.  The Dining Car Route via Yellowstone  Park is safest and best.  Solid Vestibule Trains equipped with  Pullman Palace Cars,  Elegant Dining (Jars,  Modern Day Conches,  Tourist Sleeping Cars.  'Through tickets to all plonts In tho United  Stnte.snnd Camilla.  Steamship tickets to all purls of  the world,  i IckctK  to China find Japan  via Tncoma  and Northern Pacific Steamship Co.  rrainsdcpnrtfrom Spokane:  No. 1, West at8.10 p. m., dally.  No. 2. Knstut.7.:W p. in., daily,  lor  inlormntton.  time  cards,   maps  and  tickets apply to agents ol the S. F. ������fc N.  V. D. CTriBS, Gen. A Kent, Spokane, Wash.  ,,-A: P- CHARLTON, Asst.Gen. Pa������s. Asen  2oo Morrison St., Co    3rd,PoiHand, Ore.  STRONG AS DEATH���������By Guy De Maupassant.  TALES OF SPACE AND TIME���������By H. G. Wells.  SARACINESCA���������By F. Marion Crawford.  THE MEASURE OF A MAN���������By E Livingston Prescott.  STORIES OF THE RAILROAD--By John A. Hill.  THE POOR PLUTOCRATS���������By Manrus Jokai.  '���������rt*F<.r*<M.r  Is prcscrjbtid by  Cauada.  'Hie D.  Ia a marvellous  EMULSION  T������ie D. & L.   EMULSION  Is the best and most palatable preparation of  Cod LiyerOil.agrcei^ijiwithlhc most delicate  stomachs.  TI������c D. & L.   EMULSION  tbo   leading piiysiciana of  & L. EiVIULSION  flesli producer and will give  you an o;-pctite.   50<:. & 3 ( :>6r Buttle.  Basureyoi'^ct I   D.-.VIf; ti LAWRENCE  thogeiiun.s    j        < O.. Limited. Montreal  M. L. Grrimmett, ll. b  Baekistek,    Solicitor,    jSTotary  Public, Etc.  Sandon,     B. C.  A FEY/ INTERESTING  F/ICTS.  When people are conl'enipintlng ;i dip  whclheron buslnessor pleasure, they liatur-  aliy want the bestsc-rviee obtainable so fnrns  speed, corn fort and satetv is coi.cenied. Km-  plovees oftlio Wisconsin Central f J ties are  paid to serve tho public, and our trains are  ope rated so as to make close connect ions with  divciKiiiK lines at all junction points.  Pullman Pa loco Sleeping and Chair Cars on  tliroush trains.  Dlninp Crtrsorvice excelled, jreals served  a la Carte.  Tn order to obtain this tirst-cln-s service,  ask the ticket ajjetit, to sell you a  ticket over  THE WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES  and you will make direct connections at. St.  Paul for Chieaso/jrihvaukee and all points  east.  For any lurther Information  call on any  ttcketngent., or correspond with  Jas. Poni>, orjAS. A. Clock,   '  Gen. Pas-. j\sent,       Geueial Asent,  Milwaukee, Wis. 2-10 Stark St.,  Portland, Or.  IlIIW  COLD STEEL OR DEATH.  "There is but one small chance to save  your life and ' that is through an operation," was tlie awful prospect set before  Mrs. I. B. Hunt, of Lime Uidge, Wis., by  her doctor after vainly trying to cure her  of a frightful case of stomach trouble and  yellow jaundice, lie didn'tcounton the  marvelloue power of Electric Bitters to  cure stomach and liver troubles, but she  heard of it, took seven bottles, was wholly  eurerl, avoided surgeon's knife, now  weighs more and feels better than ever.  It's positively guaranteed -to : cure:  stomach, liver arid' kidney troubles and  never disappoiuts. Price 50c. at McQueen's Drug Store. "���������.  RICH. BLOOD. .  ...... If the stomach and bowels perform  iheir duty, the blood is rich in* all the  elements needed to assure perfect  health.   Karl's Clover Root Tea taken  , as directed, guarantees the perfect action of stomach and bowels. ��������� Price 25  cts.and 50cts. Money refunded if you  are not satisfied. Sold' by ^McQueen  the Druggist. '  ���������'  A FRIGHTFUL BLUNDER.  Will often cause a 'horrible burn,  scald, cut or bruise. Bucklen's Arnnica  Salvo, the best in the world, will kill the  pain and promptly heal it. Cures old  sores, ulcers, boils, felons, corns, all skin  eruptions^ Best .pile>'cur.e on, earth.  Only 25c. a box. Cure graranteed. Sold  JfcQuaen, druggist.  50   YEARS' !  EXPERiENCE  A first-class salesman wanted to represent us in Sandon, B. C, and vicinity for  for the side of hardy fruit trees, ornamental trees and shrubs.  Over 600 acres under cultivation. We  grow varieties of stock especially adapted  to B. C; all stock accompanied by government certificate of inspection, and  guaranteed free from blemish of any kind  Write for terms to the PEL-HAM  NUUSERy CO., Toronto. Ont.  aST. B���������We have other territories not  covered.    Applications solicited.  Cook's Cotton Eoot Compound  Is successfully used monthly by over  '10.000Ladies. Safe, effectual. Ladies ask  _ your druggist for Cook's .Cotton Root Compound. Take no other, as all Mixtures, pills and  Imitations are dangerous. Price, No. 1, $1 per  boz; No. a, 10 degrees stronger, $8 per box. No;  1 or 2, mailed on receipt of price and two S-cent  stamps, xae Cook Company Windsor, Ont.  B&~No8.1 and 2 sold and recommended by nil  responsible Druggists In Canada.;  Sold in Sandon hy- the McQueen Co. ,  and F; J/Donaldson, Druggists.  COMPANY, Ltd.  Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway  International Navigation & Trad. Co.  Schedule of Time Pacific Standard Time  KASLO & SLOGAN RAILWAY  Passenger train for Sandon and way  stations leaves Kaslo atS a in, Daily; relurn-  ine;, loaves Sandon at 1.15 pm, arriving at  3.5o p m.  International Navigation ifc'fr.idlnsCo.  Oporatingon Kootcniiy Luke and River.  SS. INTERNATIONAL  Leaves Kaslo for Xelson af.G am. daily except Sunday; returning, leaves Nelson n't. -I 30  p m, calling at Bailout-. Pilot Rav, Ainsworlli  and all way points. Connects with SFcfcN  train lo and lrom Spokane.at five Mile Point  SS.,ALBERTA  LAttDO-TlUNCAN ���������Division-���������Steamer Alberta  leaves Kaslo for Lardo and Argcnta at S.30  p m, Wednesdays.  Steamers call at principal landings in both  direct.lons.and at oilier points,when signalled.  Tickets sold to all points in Canadaand the  United States.        ,  To, ascertain rates and full information,  address  ROBERT IRVING. Manager, Kaslo.  For ofiice use, at reasonable prices.  t.'Si'I.M.,>t.'S^.|...nf...M.i'l.M.r\,MW>>.rSrti't.|.|.M.������.k.MW.,.M.,.|.M.rt.M,<*t..,.f >...<.������'k  SAM)OjSt, b. g.  ^tJ^sO^Ofs'C^S j|Cs djfe ������2jC������ OV^Cs v|Cs> 4^6^������I.^������������^M^M^3S^  IN NEED OF A GOOD  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  ������ Anyone sending n skotcta and description may  j, quickly iiscertnin ,our opinion freo wficthcr nn  f invention ia probably patentable Conmiunlca-  1 tions strictly conOdciitlnl. Handbook on Patents  ( sent freo. Oldest npency for seeurinfr patents.  F Patents taken through 3lunn & Co. receive  !   special notice, without clinrco, iu tho  A handsomely illustrated weekly. T.nrcest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $ii a  year; four months, SI. Sold by nil nowsdealers.  ""." & Co.36lBroatl^Jew York  Branch Offioo. 625 F SU Washington, D. C.  AND SOO LINE;  EASTJS1.WEST  iJ2-T0,/ILL FOIMTS.  First-class Sleepers on all trains from  Revelstoke n'nd Kootenay ���������Landing.  TOURIST CARS pass Medicine"Hat,  Daily for St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto. Fridays for Montreal and Boston. Tlie same cars pass  Revelstoke one day earlier.'  DAILY TRAIN  8.00 Leave Sandon       Arrive 16.30  Connections daily to points reached  via Nakusp and except Sunday to points  reached via Rosebery and Slocan City.  Tickets issued through and baggage  checked to destination.  For rates and full information address the nearest local'agent, or  J. C. CRUSH, Agent, Sandon  "VV. F. Anderson.Trnv. Pass. Agt.,Nolson  K.J. Coyle, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt������, Vancouver  E FULLS S  5 FORT SHEPP^r RY.  RED .WAIN RAILWAY  The only All-rail route without change  of cars betwen Nelson and   Rossland and  Spokane and 'Rossland;  LEAVE DAILY . AHUIVE  6.20 a.m .......Nelson..........o.ai p.m.  12.05 a.m Rossland 11.20 p.m.  8.30 a.m............Spokane...' 3.10 p.m.  The train th^ leaves Nelson at 0.20 a. m.  makes close cOSneelions at Spokane witli  Irnins for all  F/KIFIC COrlST FOUNTS.  Passensrers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with  Stage daily.  C. G. Dixon, G. P. T. A.  G.T. Tackabury, Gen. Agent, Nelson.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS  To and from ^European points via  Canadian and American lines. Apply  for sailintr dates, rates and full information to any C. P. R. agent or  ���������T. C. CRUSE, Agent, Sandon.'  W.P. F. Cumining's, Gen. S S. Agtect,  Winnipeg.  W*.  S. IlBKWKT  Sandon,B.  C.  H. T. Twig a  Now Denver, B.C.  DREWRT & TW1GG,  -  Dominion and Provincial Laud Surveyors.  Knglneers.  Civil and Jtluin  Bedford-McNeil Code.  FETERBGRQUQH, .ONT/IRIO,.  CANADA.  EXPORTERS AND  IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.  ISTWrite for Our Circular and See the Prices We Pay.1s3l ( THE MINING REVIEW���SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 17, 1900.
MOUNTAIN  ECHOES.
The full court of B. C. says Blackjack is gambling.
Wm. Karr's little boy got his nose
badly hurt Wednesday hockeying.
Fourteen to 20 below "freezo" is reported from the hills the past few
nights.
The Hammond Bros, are now movinir
their oilice from the Slocan News stand
to the stables.
It is said there will be a great rush
of miners here from Rossland and Nelson by Monday next.
Tne Coontown 400, who appear here
in Spencer's hall, Wednesday evening,
the 21st, are highly spoken of by eastern papers.
Some of our clerks were responsible
for the too previous announcement, in
our last issue, of the arrival of the
spring hats.
School Inspector Burns visited the
schools this week ami found everything in good shape. He has but little
to recommend.
If the reports be true the Yakees are
"wuth nothin'" down at Rossland. It
is said the Sandon junior hockeyists
beat Spokane 15 to 0.
Wm. Munro, while cutting wood
near the U. P. R. trestle on Wednesday,
had ihe calf of his leg badly cut. He
is being cared for at the hospital.
The thertuomotor has kept pretty
well below the"0" the past week,'going
to 12 below at dill'erent times, and registering 17 below at Cody, Thursday.
It appears that British Colnmbia has
them botli for keeps. Mr. Cotton s.iys
Joe Martin dare not go back to Manitoba, aud "Joe" says Cotton dare not
go back to Celorado, so B. C. has tueni
both to stay.
Look at Your Face ���And see if it is
rellectiug health or disease. Karl's
Clover Rood Tea beautifies tlie face aud
complexion, and assures perfect health.
All druggists, 25c. and dUls. Money refunded it results are not satisfactory.
Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.
The quarterly report of the local
Methodist church snows that over $430
was raised by tins small congregation
���a yood showing for the dull limes.
We also notice an amount of $311.77 lor
carpeD, which was raised by Alias Born-
berg in collections and donation, chiefly tne latter.
Are You Married���To the old-time
beliol tuat consumption is incurable ?
It so, you are wedded to a mistaken
notion. Shiloh's Cough and (Jonsumx)-
tion Uure lias overcome many a serious
case, and it never fails when taken in
the early stages. One bottle will prove
more to you than a whole column of
argument. Try it. Every bottle guar-
anDeed. 25 cts, 60 cts. and tfl.OU. Sold
by McQueen the Druggist.
The bocial Athletic Club have evidently lust nothing by the postponement
of their dance���made in delerence to
Mrs. Spencer's class assembly���as many
UCKets have already been sold and a
lively interest taken in the . propspec-
tiyeand commendable institution.Tuose
wlio attend tlie olub dance on Thursday
���evening liext (Washington's birthday)
may. expect a pleasant time. Tickets
$l.ull.    usance in Virginia hall.
Last night Dr. G. P. Yung gave the
first 61'a series .of lectures on "First Aid
to the Injured" to members of the; Y.
M.C. A. in: their rooms, corner Cambie
and Cordova streets, The doctor dealt
with blood circulation and open
wounds. These lectures should be of
special interest just now, as they mark
tue opening ol the association gymnasium. 'These are privileges given to
members of the association only.���
"Vancouver World.
The members of the band wish to
retute the imputation, made, in some
quarters, that they were giving a* dance
in opposition to one previously announced tor at. Valentine's night. In
tne lirst place the band, thougn asked
to give one, had nothing to do witti the
dance, save that one of its members
ngures prominently in the ' Club.". In
the second place the club knew nothing
01 the other dariee wneu annoucmg
tueirs, -which is the case .with The Review.
It is quite apparent that if the people ot tne oities of the province want
tu get clear of heavy school tuxes they
wiiiiseiid all the children they have of
BCiiool age steadily to school. As matters stand in Sandjn it now taked
about .vl,350 a year tu run tne schools
aud meet all cost. If we had a regular
attendance of 70 children the government would pay ail the cost of .the
schools, and lor every 'jupii less than
that numoer herealter, under the new
law, the people^ will have to put up
about $20 a year in taxes.
As there is some doubt in the minds
of many as to what; the tiandon Enabling Bill, now having had its second
reading in the House, really means, we
may say it is simply this : Under the
regular statute a man must be assessed
icjir $1,0110 worth ol real property, tree
oi' encumbrance, to be eligible for
mayor; ami for $500 worth of real property, over encumbrance, to be eligible
for alderman, ihe new Bill is designed
to matte buildings as well as realty the
properly qu.ililicatiou. Thus under
tue proposed law 11 a man ia worth
$1,0UU in buildings on rented ground,
lie is qualified lor mayor or $50u worth
01 buildings on rented ground he becomes eligible lor alderman.
G. P. Ford, late of the Bosun mine,
has gone shooting Boers.
The visit of all our sports to Rossland on Monday has m.idc the city
quieter than usual the past week.
There will he no complaints ' this
year from the visitors at the Rossland
carnival of curling in water, more likely nipped ears.
Hon. ,T. C. Cotton has heen exonerated from the charges preferred by
Joe Martin, and now "Joe" stunds in a
worse light than over.
We have hear-' it said tha' the Payr.e
tramway the past few days is like an
extended clothes line with men going
up with their blankets.
Though most of the mines will put
on a few men now none of thsm will
have large forces till the mines dry
after the spring snows melt.
On account of the war beinsr called
off in the Slocan, and many shut-downs
to the south, our owners are likely to
have pick and choice of men shortly.
It Will Do You Good.���A blood purifier and tissue builder is Karl's Clover
Root Tea. Sold for half a century on
our guarantee. Money refunded if results are not satisfactory. Price 25c.
and 50c. Sold at McQueen's Drug
Store.
It is said that the vote of the Sandon
miii'-rs at their late meeting was 90
per,cent in favor of settlement, which
goes to show they were tired of the
long period of idleness, which was
practically forced on them by the machine ef the union.
I    SOME HINTS.
Established in ]892.
How often mothers are perplexed and driven nearly to
despair by their little ones losing appetite and refusing a 11
manner of food when children will take
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1 iarari OOP
at nearlyany time.    A cup of Bovril between or at meals
is the most perfect of nourishment to give the children for
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Mrs. Spencer, who has heen conducting a dancing class since New Year's,
hold an assembly on Tuesday evening,
which was a pleasant affair. The only
drawback on the occasion was the zero
like temperature of the hall, it being
an extremely cold night for this country. Mrs. Spencer has had marked
success with her class and withal a
delightful hostess.
Five Things.���The five diseases for
which Shiloh's Consumption Cure is
especially recommended are coughs,
colds, whooping cough, croup and consumption. No medicine ever made by
man is equal to it in any respect. Sold
under a positive guarantee. Money
back if it fails. 25c, 50c. and $1.00 a
bottle. Sold by McQueen's the Druggist.
By the way what has become of that
Arbitration and Conciliation Act that
the Paystreak factotum was hawking
around the country for signatures ?
Has it gone the way of Joe Martin's
Champerty Bill? When an act can be
devised that will hold operatives in a
given district and force them them to
accept a certain wage and do a good
day's work against their will as well as
make owners pay a wage agreed on,
such an act may be workable, but not
until then.
POIl OVUR, FIJTA YEARS.
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup has been
used by millions of mothers for their children
while teething. If disturbed at night and
broken of yourrestby a sick child, butlering
and crying witli pain of cutting teeth. Send
at once unit get a bottle of "Mrs. Wlnsloiv's
Soothing Syrup" for children teething. It
will relieve the poor little sufferer immediate
ly. Depend upon It," mother*, there is no
mistake about it. It cures dlarrncea, regulates
the stomach and bowels, cures Wind Colic,
softensthegums and reduces Inflammation,
and gives tone and energy to tho system.
"Mrs.Winslow's Soothing Syrup" lor children
teething is pleasant to the taste and is tlie
prescription of one of the oldest ami best
female physicians and nurses in the United
States. Price twenty-live cents a tottle.
Sold by all druggists throughout the world.
He sure and ask lor "Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing
Syrup.".    ��� '     ���  ���  v
*2U��T" Wood'e F&opploflin��,
'M       The Great Et>n'-* '"- Remedy.
18 ft     Sold nnd reeonn, ?nded by all
*i) druggists in Caj:-:t.in   0nl7 rell-
'  able medicin'- drruovoiod.   Six
__..___ 'Packages tfiianaiixtii to ere  all
forms of Sexual Weakness, ail ofcrtsOLii.bu.se
or excess, Mental Worrv, B.-cessive use of Tobacco, Opium or Stimulantc. MniW ,-���   i ocelot
of price, one package $1, six, ?s    Oi-  ;���'/ ' please,
six vim cure.   Pamphlets free to nnv     .noss.
Tho Wood Company; \". ���,. Out.
Sold in Sandon by F. J. Donald'on,
and the McQueen Co., Druggists.
FOR RENT.
HOTEL RTiCO.��� 65 rooms, well furnished, stcim hunted,
electric lights, hot and cold watei.
IIOTIiI- GOOOHNOUGH.���25 rooms, best furnished hotel
in the Kootcmjs, btunin heated, ufcrtiic lights, v. til remodel to
suit truant.
rrOODliNOUGII SrOKli.��� 34x70, withcell.ir same size,
steam heited, electric lights
SAN'UON STIiAM LAUNPRY��� In first-cl.iss ninnmtf
order. Mas Pulton w heel for power, am! c 111 lie run nt moderate e\pensu     Kent cheap,
STORES AND OPMCES. ��� In the H-infc building water,
steam heat nnd electric lights.
ONIi STORE. ���In the Virion 1 Mocfc, laitfc plate jg\ iss
from, including water and ste 1111 heat.
OEEICES���In Virginia block, ?rs per month, including
water, steam he it and electric lights
ONE SI AHI-E.���For 12 horses, 2 story.    Cheap.
THE QUEEN LODGING HOUSE -3 sunll stores, and
lixiiitf rooms on second story    Che ip.
SEVEN EJRST-CLASS LIVING ROOMS.���Second
story, opposite Chfron house, electric lights
TWO b TORY BUILDING ��� N<-\t door to abo\e, 3 small
store*, and living rooms u 1 second ilcmr.
KIRS P-CLASS 1'LUMIUNG SHOP. ��� Including $2,500
stock of tools aud fittnif,",, and good-will of the Waturuorki Co.
and busmeij.
EIRE-PROOI- CELLAR.-Opposite Kooiemy hotel.
MRS I- CLASS TWO STORY 1) VRN ���30 \ 80.
ONE COTTAGE.��� ( rooms, ne\.t door uest uf comiquc,
$10 per month.
Se\eral other cottages and buildings furnished aud nn-
urnished, to rent, or sell, or nil] btnht to suit tenants.
Apply to J. M. HARRIS. Virginia block S union. H. C
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
THE MOTEL
Nakusp.
Renovated in all appointments.
A good table always.
Choicest liquors and cigars in the bar.
Mrs. Snowman, Proprietress.
*T' Rails and Track Iron,
Crow's Nest Coal,
Bar and Sheet Iron,
Jessop & Canton Steel for Hand and
Machine Drills,
Powder, Caps, Fuse,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
Oils, Waste, Etc.,
Mine or Mill Supplies of all kinds.
Agents Truax Automatic Ore Cars.
Head,Office���Nelson B. C.
Stores at
Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo,B.C.   Sandon, B.C
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NOTICE.
Lily  Mineral   Claim, slttinte In the Slocan
Mining division of West Kootenay district,   where located:   North  Fork Carpenter creek.
Take notice that, 1, William A. Haucr, acting
ns agent, for John  MacQulllan,  Kreo Miner's
Certificate  Xo.   B   17031,   Intend,  sixty  days
from the date hereof,   to apply to the Mining
Recorder lor.a Certificate ol Improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
And further takenotlco that action, under
Section 37, must be commenced colore the
issuance ol such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated tills 8th clay ot February, WOO. ���
WILLIAM A. BAUER, P. L. S.
IS DONE EVERYDAY
AT REASONABLE RRICES
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FOR COUGHS
and COLDS.
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The Canadian Remedy for all
THROAT and LUNG AFFEGTIOMS
Large Bottles, 25 cents.
DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO., Limited, ��
Prop's. Perry Davis' Pat; Killer. O
New York    ���'.     , Montreal Q
'  .. ��� NOTICE.    v
Ferry No. 2 Mineral Claim, situate in the
Slocan Mining division of-'West Ivoote-
nny district. Where located: Wilbon
creek;   '
Tak�� notice that I, . William A. Bauer, acting as agent for Slocan Lake Mining Corn-
pan.' , Limited. Free Miner's Certificate No.
I B 170S5, intend, sixty days from tlie date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
CertiUcate ol Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant, on flie above
claim.
And further take notice that, action, miller
Section 37, must, be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 18th day of January, 11)00..
WILLIAM A. BAUER. P. L. S.
A fine, pure, dainty, tasting Ceylon production put up in a neat one-half and
one pound full weight packages. Having secured the agency of this favorite
brand of Tea, we are prepared to recommend it to all, feelinc; assured that
one trial will establish its superiority over all other package Tea for its
delightful flavor and reasonable price.
oakers
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My blend of Mocha and Java is acknowledged to be the best.
All other lines of pure, clean and fresh Groceries on hand.
NOTICE.
Reliance, r entle Annie. Bessie. Anchor, Century F . ctibn and Elaghar Fraction Mineral Ci.-.-ms situate in tlie Slocan Mining
division     of   Wo=t   Kootenai'      district.
"    Where located:   About three-quarters of
a milt} north of Bear Lake. ��� ��� '���
Take notice thatl.W.S.Drewry. FreeMiner's
Certificate No. B 13SC8, in tend, sixty days Irom
tlie  Oate  hereof,  to  apply   to   the   Mining
Recorder for Certificates of��� Improvomotits.
for the purpose of obtaining a Crwwn- Grant
of each of ihe above claims.
And further take not Ice iliaf  action, under
Section 37, must, he commenced  before'the
Issuance ot such Certificate ol Improvements.
Dated this lltli day of January. l!)l)0.
W, S, DUE WRY.'
SANDON.
KASLO.
AINSWOETH.
: We little know the toil and
hardship that those who.make
the ''Stall; of. Lifo" undergo.
Long hours in superheated
and poorly ventilated workrooms is hard on the system,
gives the kidneys more work than thoy
etui properly do, throws poison into  the
system that should be carried, off by these
dolieato filters.   Then the liac-if. gets bad���
Not much use applying liniments and
plasters. -You/must reach tho Kidnevs to
euro tho tacki    DOAN'S Kidney Puis
cure all kinds of Bad Backs by restoring
tho Kidneys to healthy action.'
Mr. ,: Walter xinclianan, who has conducted a bakery in Sarnia, Ont., for the
past 15 yearsi .says:, '
"For p. numbor of years previous t". taking
Doan's Kidney Pills I sufl'erpd n great uenl 'vom
ncnto pains across tho small of my back, pain., in
the back of my head, dizziness, weary feolinst and
general debility. From the first few doses of
Doan's Kidney Pills 1 eorni��5>iecd to improve, and
I have continued until I nm to-day n well man.
I have not trota pain or aclio about rae. My lioad is
clear; the urinary difficulties ail gone : my sleep ia
refreshing and my health is better now thou for
reitrs."
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given that tho .Kaslo it
Lardo-Dunean Railway Company will apply'
to the Parliament of Canaan at its next
session for an act to extend the times limited
for Ihe construction ami completion of its
works, an.' to authorize tlie Company to convey or dispose ot its railway and works.
WHKALLBlt'Jfc MARTIN.
, Solicitors for Applicants
Kaslo. H. C 1st of December, 1RIIU.
SITUATIONS WANTED-
By mother and daughter. Well acquainted with hotel and general household work.
Would undertake any such work together or
separately. Wages moderate. Good references.   Address for particulars
'    ���     M. G., McGuigan P. O.
aura lodqe, no. 29.
A. P. AND A. It.
Regular Communication ofthe lodge.
Meets 1st Thursday
In each month at
8 p. m. Visiting
brethren, cordially
Invited. !
THOS. BROWN.
Sec'y.
suffering from DRAINS, LOSSES, WEAK: BACK, IM-
POTENCY, VARICOCELE, etc., I say to you, as man
to man, as physician to patient, DRUGS NEVER CURE.
Why not use nature's own remedy���
ELECTRICITY?
With my ELECTRIC BELT and SUPPORTING SUSPENSORY, I cured 5,000 last year. Book���"THREE CLASSES OF
MEN," explaining all, sent sealed free upon request.. Or, if you live near by,
drop ir Mild consult me free of charge. '
(Th'er<i is .hut one genuine Electric Belt, and that is the Sanden. Don't be deceived 1),- cheap, worthless imitation?. .1 have had 30.years' experience and
contn-i jittents covering every part of my belt.)
DR, R..SANDEN, 156 St, James Street, Montreal, Que.
ers.iB
H Sandon, Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo. Pilot Bay and Three Forks.
Sandon. Slocan City.
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