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 if '  c/  VOL.  -NO. 29.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1902.  $2.00 PER YEAR.  Town Jottings.  School opens again on Monday.  Albert Karr leaves today for a two  months' visit in the east'.  A. C. Garde, manager of the Payne,  has gone on a trip to Rossland.  Roy Sharp pave a party to a number  of young friends at his father's on Monday evening.  Dr. Power was called to Nelson on  Thursday to attend Mrs. Dubois, who  took suddenly ill.  The best hockey sticks ever made���������  the Victor and Victor Special���������for sale  at ClilFe's bookstore, at tlie same price  others charge for inferior goods.  The long bridge of the C. P. R. at  Robson is completed, and it is understood a fast passenger service .will now  be inaugurated from Nelson into the  Boundary country.  The worst storm the Vancouver district experienced took place on Friday  night. Several small vessels on the  water were destroved. The total loss is  put down at $100,000.  The Canadian Northern (McKenzie &  Mann's road) promises to build a  through line from Lake Huron to Vancouver. It is to run via Prince Albert,  Edmonton, Kamloops, near Princeton,  most likely Ashnola, New Westminster  and Vancouver.  '" Warrants were issued against a  couple of west end women the other  day for non-payment of fines, but were  allowed out on theirown recognisances^  They got. on the C. P. R. a couple of  mornings after, and so did Chief Waite.  He triad to get them off the. train at  Three Forks, but they raised such a  storm, he had to let them go. The  mistake was in allowing them to board  the train.  Some of our exchanges have given  this week the ore shipments of the  Slocan for 1901, and such a jumble ��������� no  one ever saw. For instance, in the  Sandon list those of the Trade Dollar,  Coin, (fee, are left ont altogether, and  the same with other camps. We will  endeavor to give the true figures next  issue. The total will not nearly come  up to those of 1897, which should show  the makers of our precious laws, (hat  the legislation of the past four year's  has not been for the beet.  All of the Trades unions of Canada  are boycotting Gooderham's whiskey,  because of the way Gooderham and  Blackstock treated the union miners at  the War Eagle and Centre Star mines  at Rossland. Sensible men. If they  would now only extend the boycot to  Walker's whiskey and all other brands  made, they would find themselves much  ahead in a year in body and pocket.  ���������Supposing, however, that Gooderham  changes the labels on his bottles and  boxes, how are the unions going to tell  whether they are drinking Gooderham's  whiskey or that of some one else.  Who are   to  be  in   next year's city  council, that is if we are to have a conn-  nil at all, is a  subject  now mnch discussed.   Aid. McDonald will   not run:  Aid. Jalland is still on Collector Lilly's  bond,   and   is   not  therefore  eligible;  Mayor Lovatt would take the Mayor's  chair if given him  by acclamation, but  be will not stand a contest.   It is said  Aid. Cunning will   stand   tor the position.   Some will have it that Dr. Gomm  will reappear with his smallpox bill unsettled.   Cameron don't want  re-election if any good man will takehis place.  We suppose Thos. Duffy will enter the  lists again to prevent the union   from  being being; bucked.   He thinks it is  better to have the taxpayers all bucked  than the union. j  Vancouver has shut up gambling  tight.  It is reported Fitzsimmons and Jeffries may fight again.  Alex. Mnir returned from his trip lo  the coast a few days ago.  Nearly all the miners let out at the  Star on Tuesday left next day for other  fields.  Win. Walmsley, formerly of the Filbert, came in from Nelson yesterday on  a short visit.  It is definitely decided the Trail smelter people will put in a refinery at once,  which is good news.  D. J. McLachlan has secured .a  judgment for $400 against the city for  painting the city hall.    .  D. R. Young was in Uie city Saturday  on business in connection with the  Similkameen Valley Coal Co.  A. Goldsong, who used to reside here,  but spent the past year *at Moyie, has  returned and is looking for work.  Air. Trenarey has not yet given up  the city band instruments, ��������� and the  trustees threaten criminal proceedings  if he don't.  Spencer's dry goods store at Victoria,  the largest in the prpvince, Was destroved by fire the past week. Loss  over $100,000.  Mr. T. B. Stewart, representative of  the Glasgow syndieate,who put through  the Kaslo smelter deal, was in the city  on Tuesday on his his way to the coast,  and from there he will leave for Glasgow, Scotland.    " ������������������;  Henry Tattrie went over to Frank,  Alberta", this week to look up a location  for a brewery over there. If he finds  the field allright Chas. Band, of Kaslo,  will go into partnership with him.  The bonspiel of the Kootenay Curling  Association ..will be held in Sandon  this year, commencing on February  17th and continuing four or five days  following. About 28 games will be  plaved during the tournament for the  Harris, Bostock and Merchants trophies.  The first was won by M. I.. Grimmett's  rink at Rossland last year, and the  Sandon ciirlerp will put up a good fight  for all the trophies of,this contest.  The editor of our esteemed contem-  porui-y has a cracked head just now. A  few evenings ago he undertook to give  the hockey players a few points on  shiney. and his upper slope came in.  contact with icicles from the water tap  for flooding the rink, nnd he received  a cut that required medical attendance.  The physician, when asked next day if  his head was in danger, replied "No;"  "There's nothing in it," and we took  him at his word.  Hockff-y Notes.  On account of the soft ice on Wednesday afternoon the match between the  printing fraternity and all the town did  not come off as intended. The date of  the final has not been decided on.  One of the hottest "shinny on your  own side" games ever held in Sandon  Look place last Sunday on the rink between scrub teams of the Merchants and  Saloon-keepers. Everything went as  play, oil-sides, tripps, holding sticks,  etc , and such sprawling on the ice as to  make the game one continual round of  laughter. Tbe Merchants proved too  much for the Saloon men defeating the  latter by a score of 7 to 1. A retarn  match will played tomorrow if. the ice!  is in shape. , .  A meeting of hockeyists and those  concerned was held in the rear of Williamson's store on New Year's day, to  decide on the dates for holding the winter carnival and get things, in preparation. A large number were present and  the principal object discussed was  whether it was'better to hold the carnival before or after the bonspiel of the  Kootenay Curling Association, which  commences here on February 17th and  will probably last the entire week following, during which time the skating  rink will be used by. the curlers.- It was  decided to hold the carnival befor* the  bonspiel, the sports to last four days,  commencing ori'the 13th .and 'ending on  the 16th of February. 'The secretary-  treasurer was instructed to .communicate at once with ihe hockey teams of  Nelson, Rossland, Revelstoke, Phoenix,  Kaslo, Silverton and Slocan City, to see  what arrangements could be made to  get them here.  It came as a surprise to most people  when word reached the city on Tuesday  that the Slocan Star .was to close down  that day, as the mine never was in better shape to ship heavily. It is, however, known to the public that the Star  Mining Co. have instituted proceedings  against the Slocan Star Co. for alleged  trespassing on their ground, and a short  time ago a court order was made per-  mittine the Star people to enter and  examine the workings on the Silversmith claim. .Against this the Slocan  Star has appealed, and the appeal will  be heard on the. 7th. The Slocan Star  people do not want to be hampered in  working the mine with the court order,  arid this is understood to be the cause  oftheHhut down. After the result of  the appeal on the 7th is known there  may be more news of a definite character, as to when the big mine will resume operations. In the meantime all  hands are laid off excepting a dozen  men who are retained on development  work.  ���������Installation of the officers of Alfa  Lodge, No. 29, A. F. & A. M.^ took place  Thursday evening. The ceremony,was  performed by R. W. Bro.', Chipman, of  Kaslo, atsisted by,W. Bro.H. Giegerich,  of Kaslo. Bros. Goodenough and Mcintosh, of Kaslo, and Bro. Nivin. of  Whitewater, -were also present. The  following officers for the ensuing year  were installed:   Thos. Brown, W. M.;  F. C. Sewell,,S, W.; Robert McTaggart,  J. W.; Alex. Crawford, Treasurer;  James Barton, secretary; A. B. Docksteader, S. D.; John Docksteader. J.D.;  G. W. Grimmett, chaplain; Alex. McMillan, D. of C, and "E. A. Cameron;  tyler. After the installation refreshments were served during which time  the retiring master, VV. Bro. M. L.  Grimmett was presented with a beautiful past master's jewel by tlie lodge. A  most enjoyable time was spent. It is  rumored that the Sandon Masons intend to give a grand ball sometime  during the winter.  The City Voters' List.  There are. 59 names on the Voters' list-  tor 1901 which are not on 1902.  There are only 39 names on new list,  that were on 1901 list! and (> of them  are absentees.  Twenty new names arc on the new  list and 39 old names off.  Only 73 votes nnd ft of thern are  absent.  Where is Sandon goine?  Sandon Ore Shipments.  The following are the ore shipments  from Sandon, for the week were:  Mine. Tons.  Slocan Star 191  Reco....... :  20  Last Chance  40  American Boy... ���������.:  42  Payne ���������  82  Sunset ���������  21  Wonderful ���������...  40  Ivanhoe  20  Total,  456  Mines and Mining.  For last month the Whitewater shipped 553 tons of ore.  W, W. Warner has two.cars of Won*  derful ore ready for shipment.  The Urban Mining Co. are now working a full   day shift  on the  Donnelly  goup, with good prospects.  The Rambler-Cariboo has declared  another dividend of three cents per  share amounting to $30,000.  It was rumored around the other day  that the American Boy had joined the  procession and closed'down; but there  is not a word of truth in it. The property changed shift bosees, and that is  all there is in it. The property is looking as well as ever and shipping ,  regularly.  Word reaches us that the uncertainties of the new smelter rates, the provincial laws, low price of lead, or all  combined, have led to the shutting  down of the Whitewater mine. It runs  high in lead and zinc, and the proposed  smelter rates are not, therefore, the  most favorable for il. Undet favorable  conditions the mine is a good one, but  under the unfavorable conditions of  some time past, it has made but little  money for its owners, if any.  We cau't see what is to'be gained by  ���������premature booming in mining anymore  than in anything else. Last week our  neighbor made an announcement of the  Silversmith, one of the Slocan Star  claims, th'pt would lead the public to  believe it was the most important strike  ever made in the Slocan. Tbe workmen did meet a two-foot body of 1,420  ounces of silver; but it was only a pocket. Besides the grade though good has  been doubled in.richness by other bodies  of ore taken from the Star at different  times. There is hut little room to doubt  that the Silversmith will turn out to be  a very valuable property; but there is  is no use in declaring it to be exceptionally valuable until more is known of it  under development. All told, we may  say,the Slocan Star wasneyer in better  form than at present*. It could ship  from 45 to 50 tons a day> if everything  was favorable.  There are more natural born jackasses  connected with the mining reporting of  the Kootenay country than   are   to   be  found   in   the whole   of  the American  camps combined.   Mr. W. A. Nicholls,  "broker," of Spokane,' in  commenting  on the fact the RanSbler-Cariboo has  paid 12 per cent. the. past year, and   is  now in a fair way to pay 19 per cent, for  the future Rays:   "It is a remarkable  fact  that the mine has made its entire  earnings from crude ore, something that  has  never  been   accomplished by any  other silver-lead  mine in   the  Pacific  Northwest."   The only remarkable fact  wc can see about, this is   that  such' an  ignoramusshould set himself upas an authority on mining in the Pacific. Northwest.   It is quite true that the Rambler  has made excellent headway, and brands  amongst, the best properties in   the Slocan, and that it has made all its money  out of crude ore; but it is not true that  "it has never been accomplished by any  other  property   in   the   Pacific Northwest."   The Payne has made a million  and a half nearly for its owners ont of  crude ore: the Reco has paid $350,000  out of crude ore;   the Goodenough,the  Ruth and a dozen   other   properties in  the Slocan have paid dividends out of  crude ore.   But still we presume Nicholls will write for the edification of the  public.  FOR SALE.  Four heavy work horses, sleighs and  wagon.   Apply to  , J. P. Wilson, Sandon. OAIADIANS FOE Tflill fOLli, i stock brought with them for food and  CAPT BERNIER WILL START NORTH  ON JUNE FIRST NEXT.  Mo Mill ToIIimv .Vanscm'������ <:our.������.o. Kill Will  Sail mi a m������o1 Milji, iiml Will Adopt  Innovation, Wltli-li He .<'liilins Will  Brlnjj >iu-i:������ss..  The first distinctively' Canadian expedition in search of the North Pole  ���������will probably set oat for tho Arctics  next year. It will be commanded by  Oapt. Bannier, of Quebec, an old-Lime  navigator, than whom no Arctic explorer was ever more confident of  achieving' his self-imposed task. The  captain's plan includes several novel  iPu'opasL'tiona for facilitating his reach j  of t(he desired goal. A seafaring man  from his youth and a captain of many  years' experience and of wonderful  success''in his vocation, the study of  the great problem of Arctic exploration has been the hobby of his life.  He is of French-Canadian extraction,  and confident of his ability to plant  tlie flag of the Empire, and the arms  of his native country upon the exact  end of tho world's imaginary axis.  The cax>taLn has promise of generous  Canadian aid for his expedition, and  has gone    to  England    to interview  Sir  Clements  M'arkhain, president  of I "J-11'1"'.1'  "-"'  <.���������   ���������      ,     ~ ,.,,., the expedi  tne  Jtoyul     Geographical Society,  on  the project, and. also to make arrangements for the construction of  a new ship. " It will be decided in  England whether this vessel is to be  of wood or malleable steel; that ia,  the  Siemens-Martin   mild steel.  A   STEEL   SHIP.  The experience of Nan&on's Pram  makes the captain rather unfavorable  to a wooden ship, because of the  fears that that vessel engendered  among her crew when in Lhe ice floes.  His preference is for a steel ship, the  Kides of which can be so heated from  wiilhiu that she will avoid the evil effects of ice pressure and being shaped  like the Praia will readily rise from  the pressure of opposing ice floes.  Capt. Bernier estimates the total cost  of Lhe expedition at from $ou,000 ta  $90,000, of which ������15,000 to ������50,000 will  be required for Lhe vessel and its outfit.     He gives his own.' services free.  Sir Clements Markham has already declared that another expedition ought to continue Nanscn's work,  taking the drifting ice further 19 the  east than he did, in which case he bc-i  lieves it would float over or nearly  over Lhe pole. L'ernier does not  snare the belief of some that there  ifi any extent of land in tho neighborhood of the pole, that would interfere with*the regular drift of the  Arctic ice. He declares it unreasonable Lo believe Lhat there is other  than deep water in the vicinity of  the pole, when M0' miles south of it  ia tho direction of Greenland, the  depth of water is from 1,800 to 2,000  fat ho ma.  TO   START   JUNE   1. ���������  Capt.' Bernier proposes to set out  on Jiia voyage about Juno 1, leaving  Vancouver for Dehring Straits, accompanied by a crow oi twelve, all  possessed of special scientific altuin-  menls. The coast of Siberia will be  followed aa far as the new Siberian  islands, the expedition passing to Lhe  west of them to survey Sannikof Laud  and to finish tho survey of North  Bennett Island commenced by the  Jeannotte'a crew. There the opportunity will be watched for in the late  period of navigation, to proceed to  the north of the Jeannetto's Arctic  position through one of the northeasterly openings in the ice that are  always found to exist about October.  The winter quarters of the ship will  be about 500 miles from th'e pole. Here  store the fle3h in a depot on the ice  alongside  of    the   ship,  against  the  time  when  there will be nothing to  kill  around  them.     In   the  latitude  where the first winter will be passed,  the    explorers    expect  to  kill  large  quantities  of bear,.seal and walrus,  siot only for current use, but also to  add  to  their reserve stores.  A DRIFTING MATCH.  All   this   time   the captain  expects  to be gradually tneariug the pole, carried toward It by the drift of the ice  in   which   the    vessel  and  attendant  camps will be imbedded, or upon the  surface of which' they will be borne.  So gradual  is the drift and so alow  i will be the {progress of the party Lhat  they  only  expect  to reach   the  pole  during   Lhe    third  summer   of   their  absence from home.   It  may  not  be  possible   for   the. expedition   to   take  t'he drift ice far enough to Lhe east  to  be sure of  pasa'tog  directly  over  the  pole,    because    of  the   westerly  drift.      ln  order  to, counteract  this,  however, a series of observation sta-  I lions  will  be established ou  the ice,  ten     miles    apart,    and    stretching  away  due    east    of the main  camp.  m These    observation    camps will constitute  one'of  the main features  of  ition.      Not only  will  Lhey  be  sighled     from    one  another,  buL  Lhey  will  be connected by telephonic  communication,    supplemented    by a  system of wireless telegraphy.      The  flagstaffs  of   these stations  will  be  composed of hollow aluminum pipes,  two to three inches ia diameter, containing   emergency  supplies  of  food.  These pipes will be eighteen feet high.  Each  station   will  bu  supplied   with  self-registering   . thermometer     and  bjaromieter.      Five  of  them  at  least  are to be established, and if this cast-  ward extension of communication for  fifty miles ia found, by observation,  to   be sufficient  for overcoming the  westward drift, the number and extension  of    these    observation    stations can readily be increased, so that  the passage of at least a portion of  the party immediately oyer the polo  may be definitely accomplished.  (BALLOONS TO BE RELEASED.  Small balloons with records of the  expedition's progress will be released  at  monthly or fortnightly intervals,  and each succeeding balloon vail contain  the record  entrusted  to former  ones,  to  provide against the loss of  any.      Each, will  be furnished' with  twenty days' supply'of hydrogen. To  avoid    evaporation  they    will  be so  freighted as to be imprisoned in the  cold air near the surface of the sea,  and  Capt.  Bernier is convinced  that  the   prevailing   currents   of  air 'will  carry   them  first 'to  tho south  and  the Quebec Geographical Society have  indorsed Capt. Bernier's plans. So  has J. W. Tyrrell, the'explorer of the  barren lands and the chairman of the  Colmmiltee on Polar Researches of the  Ontario Land Surveyors" Association,  who says; "I believe you. are on ihe  right track to success." Dr. G. M.  Dawson, director of the Geological  Survey of Canada, write?; "The recent voyage of Lhe Fram seems to  indicate  that    an  expedition  carried  J out along the line of Capt. Bernier's  project, if properly equipped and  inanued, would have every probability  of a successful issue." And Dr.  Bell, the assistant Director-General  of Dominion Surveys, supplements the  , above with the following; "I think  you have chosen the best course and  the best method, and that if you .follow out these plans you will succeed."  ���������        ���������i^���������������. 1    ���������..  PROVISIONS DEARER IN ENGLAND.  Kly  I'rioo.N���������.Haiti  iilraitcc Over I.a>( Vein  .ii<ini- Ii {'licit per.  .It costs a good deal more to live  to-day than it did twelve 'months ago,  Mr. AVilliam Alatroin, of Kimbcrley  road, Nunhead, the general secretary  of the newly formed London Coffee  and Eating House Keepers' association, estimates that: ������1 will purchase  no more food now than 15s would a  year ago.  "For instance," he said to a Loudon  Daily Mail representative, "meat has  gone up 18 per  cent,  in price, flour  15"per cent, sugar 71-2- per cent., tea  12 1-2 per cent., eggs .15 per cent, (bacon 30 per cent, currants as much as  220 per cent, raisins 80 per cent, sultanas  60   par   cent,   butter:71-2  per  cent, lard 15 per cent, and even such  accessories  as  mustard  and  vinegar  have increased in price.  ,   "The    coffee    house    keepers have  been obliged to raise their..prices, .for  they saw insolvency  looming  ahead.  A large number have banded themselves  together  and resolved  to sell  110; ���������more   halfpenny cups  of  tea,  no  more halfpenny boiled or fried eggs,  no   plate  of  hot  meat, 'under   5d,   no  plate  of cold (meat for less than 3d  and no puddings at less than 4d each.  "Why, even our crockery has gone  up 20 per cent,'"  added  the general  i secretary, "and  as for coal and gas,  I everybody    knows    what  a huge in-  '���������' crease has  taken place in  the prices  ! of  these necessaries. What has gone  ;dO'WQ?   The only thing that is cheap-  ��������� er-  ia jam."  i  *<"  ! . ���������  ���������        ��������� .    ���������  I GRAMMATICAL  WITH  A    VENGE-  j ANCE.  I     A certain Liverpool man  who rep-  j resented one   of  tho oldest families  in  the  north of  England  had  many  peculiarities.  Among  these was a re-  THE MODERN WOMAN.  A   Uoi'jtcoiiN   l>i!si:rli>llun   oi' Her   Sell"-Tor  M'sslon anil Blur l.rat'.v.  An observant writer has this to say  with reference to the modern woman:  " How young the well-dressed women of 45 or 50 look, how free from  care and responsibility. There is no  single detached word in our language  large enough to express the complex  impression made by these straying  matrons of high fashion. The immediate sense of wealth, of habitual self-  indulgence, of custom to command;  the unmistakable expectation of being obsequiously waited upon, which  brings a head' waiter as surely as a.  familiar whistle calls a dog���������all this  is intensely amusing, and to the woman devoid of footman and lady's maid  makes an .interesting study. Environment has certainly made grand dames  of these ladies, without doubt or controversy.  "And the maidens, typical, high-  class young wcmien of the last century, what a strange development  Lhey are from the circumstances, the  traditions and the opinions of their  grandmothers 1 Straight, athletic and  undisturbed by crowds, or pushing,,  half-discourteous men, how loudly  they laugh, how distinctly and free-.  ly they talk, oC the seasion, of dress,  of the coming wedding, or the last  broken engagement. How brown they  are, especially their hands, brilliant,  with dazzling rings, and how rough  and unkempt their hair 1 What curious, fanciful clothes they wear, and.  what wonderful combs and buckles.  And if she chances to lunch next a  trio of these very independent young  girls no elderly woman wilt fail to  be surprised at what they eat, while  they laugh and chaff each other like  schoolboys    and    restlessly    put    up  their hands to press uncertain oombs  into  their  loose rolls of fluffy  hair.  They  are fine specimens of   physical  health, with firm shoulders and quite  astonishing, muscular arms, but they  are. not   fascinating,  nor    does    the  new      alert,     commanding     manner  charm."  then east.   Boat* for use in cases of    markably fastidious care for forms of  speech and pronunciation.  .One day when he was standing on  the Prince's landing-stage he slipped  in  some manner and  wont into  the  emergency will  be taken out in sections.  The expedition cxpocts to return by  way of Spitsbergen. Judging by the  facts that the polar busin has a higher level than either the Pacific or  tho Atlantic ocean, that the latter  is lower then the Pacific, and that  the cold winds of the polar basin help  the ice and water thuuca on the way  to   the  North    Atlantic  to  feed  the  MUSICAL SPIDERS.  A   I.Hill'   ������iili!������7l 'l'!i;;I   Mas  I'oihI of  S'lmiu  I'iuMhk..  We know from. Mr. Cornish's delightful book that some, of the larger' animjals at the Zoo, are unmistakably musical, says the Westminster  Gazette. -That frogs are musical we  also know, not only on Ovid's authority, but on thajt of our own sense  of hearing, when we take our walks:  abroad in the country on mild spring  and summer evenings. But that  dwarf tortoises, squirrels, mice and  other small fry, not to speak of spiders and snails, are agreeably touched by harmonious sounds, we learn  from' an interesting controversy in a.  German contemporary. A spider, it  water with a resounding splash. There ��������� Bmm3 on ihearing the sounds of the  were a nuimber of people about, and | viano>  lot  ������j[mseJf at onc0 domi|   to  ( amongst them an old lady, who shriok-  | ctt  as  the gentleman  disappeared.  j     He'll be drown-ded, she wailed ; he'll  ! be drown-ded.  the level of the player's eyes���������a proceeding which, wo should imagine, did  not add to ��������� the ' hatter's enjoyment,  though it evidently suited the spider  Just then the waters parted and the j eacactiy, for there it remained, till the  evaporation always going on there, ] head of the victim of tho accident ap-j music c&iX!i(Hi, when this musical acro-  Capt.  Bernier  believes  it now  to  be  nothing more than a matter of time  and patience until he .shall have  passed directly over the polo and returned safely home to tell tho story  of the expedition. At first his only  anxiety was as to the possibility of  reaching the mouth of the xivcr Lena  from Behrimg Straits. Dr. Nansen  writes him that he has no doubts that  he can easily do so. Prof. Nor'den-  skrold, who reached the polar sea via  Behring Straits from Stockholm, also  writes encouragingly.  The   Royal  Society of  Canada  and  j peared  above   tlie  surface.  Coughing | bat ,lt once hauled its-elf up by a rope  I and spluttering, he looked towards the j o������ its 0M,n majiufdoture, and vanished  i in its mysterious haunts in.the upper  1 agitated old lady.  I     Drowned, you old idiot,  he roared,  I drowned 1  j     And  then  they fished him out.  MIGHT HAVE WAITED.  The .Tennessee woman    who killed  I her    son because ho smoked cigarettes  says   the Detroit   News; could    have  saved much  trouble by allowing the  habit to take its course.  regions. That German spider ought to  come, to England and:live in a semidetached vilLa, or one of a row of  houses in a street. It would then get  as much as, and probably moro than,  it could ever wjsh for by way of  pianoforte  music.  He���������How often a woman's face is her  fortune.  She���������Yes, and how often a man'ji  cheek is hie.  // JAPAN  TEA DRINKERS!  'Send as roar name and address nnd we will mail you  r Free Sample of  CEYLON  GRfiEN TEA.  "8ALAOA," Toronto.  ^9^mBVm������W9Ymmumwa9W*mKmxum*mmsM������9w������trim*wm**m*j0*am*9M*9*������inmmmmtasm  It ~~      ~~~ "  .WINTER TALK IN DAWSON.  It Kan on "What TUey Would l><������ When They  Returned, and One Uuessed It.  ft. man who spent the winter of 1898  in Dawson City was relating some of  his experiences' to a party of friends;  ."Prom November clear on to March,"  said he, "it was far too cold for any  ��������� kind of work, and all we could do  .was to .huddle around the fires and  talk. It was the most talkative winter of my life, yet there was one topic  we never exhausted; in fac(t, we invariably drifted around to it, no matter what we started. That was what  we would do when we got back"'to  'God's country' with a big stake. A  good many of the boys had the gold  already stored away in tin cans under their bunks, but mot one of us  doubted that he would strike it rich  before ho left, so we were all on an  equality when it came Lo discussing  future plans.  . "I remember a big, jovial Irishman  by the name of O'Halloran., who had  accumulated     1,200    ounces,      worth  * about $18,000, and who used to declare  the first thing he would do when he  got home would be to buy a hack. He  t was always, a day laborer before he  came bo the Klondike, and his life had  been made up'of long stretches, of  hard work and miserly saving, .followed by brief and g'lOrious drunks,  Ln which he had ridden in hacks with  his legs through the windows, chanting foaochainalian hymns. To him  hack riding represented the climax of  human luxury, and to have a haok of  his own, in''which'he could ride continually without being 'braced' for  fare, was the pininaeie of his dreams.  Imagination could go no further.  "Another lucky  gold hunter  was a  ������������������young,man named Andrews, who had  been a waiter.   He used to tell what  he would eat when he got back and  1   the recital never failed to interest   a  large, audience.   "Now tell us wot yer  .   gain' to order for de ong-tray,' somebody  would suggest,  and he    would  proceed   to  reel  off    a section  of    a  :  menu card vin French while his listeners licked their chops,   and    rolled  their  eyes  in  ecstacy.   After  a long-  diet of bacon and beans      Andrews's  monologues  were  positively maddening.   One   of the simplest-minded, of  the crowd  was a chap   from    Iowa,  Who could  never  be  induced  to  express a wish  for anything except    a  suit  of pink silk  underclothes.      He |  knew  a faro dealer at Seattle    who  possessed such  garments,    and  their  weird beauty, together with the fact  that  they  cost    ������35    a set, had appealed powerfully to his imagination.  He had fully $20,000 planted Ln an old  oil can, but he never allowed his fancy  tio roam beyond the pink silk underclothes.   I trust he is wearing them  now,  but  I doubt  it.  "The only man who I knew who  made a really accurate forecast of  his proceedings when ho struck civilization was a big professional prospector Joe Burns who had cleaned up  a,bout $15,000 on Bonanza Creek. 'As  soon as I hit Frisco,' he said, 'I will  get good and drunk; then I'll go to  some gambling- joint and blow in my  money; then I'll land in the cooler,'  We came dowm on. the same boat, and  his prediction was fulfilled to the letter. I got him out of the station myself."  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.  One of the conditions on which British  Columbia entered the Dominion  of Canada was' that a direct railway  line should be built connecting western Canada,   with the. eastern provinces'.   The (work   was begun   by  tbe  Mackenzie Government and wasr continued  after    that    government  had  been defeated by a syndicate of capitalists, of which the chief men were  Canadians. This syndicate was to receive a subsidy of $25,000,000, and also  a grant of twenty-five million acres  of land in the fertile districts of the  northwest.   Bo great  were the exertional made by this syndicate that the  road wag opened for general traffic in  June  1886.   The    main    line  is'    2909  miles' in  length', beginning at Montreal and ending- at Vancouver. From  Montreal  the    line runs' to  Otta'tva,  from there 'north   of the great lakes'  to Port Arthur, then through Winnipeg,    Eegina    and  Stephen,   in    the  Rocky Mountains  to Vancouver.  .A.   SX������X.3EI3WXX������3C3Q   RXIOORQ,  CEYLO'W TEA  Has marvellously indeed ia popularity during the past year, and is no* a household necessity.    Leai Packets, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60c.  SOCIALISTIC  EXPERIMENT BY  SWISS.  The city ol Berne, Switzerland, is  making the socialistic experiment of  building free���������or practically free-  workshops for artisans.  ffels signature la on every box of the genuine  Laxative Bromo-Quinine ^^  To sand for our  Complete Catalogue of Shoot  f.Tuilo and Books  with 8poolal rate*  of discount.  WHALEY^  ROYCE&Go.  f68 Yongra St.  Toronto, Out.  AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY  The discovery of a new gutta j  percha, is reported from Zanzibar. It  is obtained from a tree. When the  bark is out a white fluid exudes',  which, when placed in bailing water,  coagulates into a substance resembling gutta  percha.    As  the    material  dooLs it becomes exceedmiglv hard, but I nally,  acting directly upon  the blood and  - mucoua surfaces of the system,  thereby destroying cho foundation  of the  disease, and  A minister, putting his' hand upon  a you/ng urchin's shoulder, exclaimed;  "My son, I helievo the devil has gat  hold of you." "f believe so, too," was  the reply.  $100 Reward, $100.  The readers of this paper will bo pleased to  .loarn that there i������ at leastone dreaded disease  that science has been able to euro in all its  stages and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh  Cure is the only positive cure now known to  the medical fraternity. Catarrh beinR a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional  troatJient.   Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter  FEATHER  DYEING  Cleaning and Curling and Kid Glove3 cleared    Th���������..  can bo sent by post, lo per oTthe blt���������L if���������  BRIT5SH   AMERICAN   DYEING CO,   MONTREAL.  PILE     CURE     Atrial Package of Cor's Positiv������  n-T.......���������, Cure for Piles will be sent free It  any addresn on receipt of two cent stamp.    N'o knife, na  greasy salva   Address, THE HUTCHING      E������EE  MEDICINE CO., Toronto, Ont TWEE,  .while soft can be molded into any desired shape.  of   Dodd's   Kidney   Pills   are  legion.     Tha box is' imitated,  ;the outside   coating-  and   shape of the  pills are imitated and the name���������Dodd's  Kidney Pills is imitated.   Imitations are  dangerous.   The original Is safe.   Dodd's  Kidney Pills have a reputation.    Imitators have none or they wouldn't imitate.  ;So they trade on the reputation of Dodd's  ; Kidney Pills.  Do not be deceived.   There  .Is' only  one   DODD'S.     Dodd's is the  ; original.   Dodd's is the name to. be care-  :'ful about��������� .���������.'���������������������������'..  giving the patient strength by building up the  constitution and assisting naturo in doing its'  work. The proprietors have so much faith in.  its curative powers, that they offer ono Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure.  Send for list of testimonials. 1  ������������������     u   ,      F.J.CHISNEY&CO., Toledo O.  Sold by druggists, 75c. '  Hall's Family Pills are the best  to consign nil your Produce to the  Dawson Commission Co. Limited  Cor. Colbome and West Market St.. Toronto.   They   wll got you highest possible prices.  The .following is an Irishman's  description of mjaklijig a cannon;  "Take a long hole and pour brass' or  iron roTwwl it!"  MILLS, MILLS & HALES  Barrister?, etc.  Removed to Wesley Buildingi,   Richmond St. W., Toronto.  TORONTO CUTTINCTSCHOOL "3    7  _ xonge  St.  Latest, up-to-date, reliable systems taught for gentle.'  men's garment's. Terms moderate. Write for Partiou-  lata.  Catholic Prayer .Bfflft2SSi5;  Religious Pictures, Statuary, and Church Ornament*-  Educational Works. Mail orders receire prompt atttn.  tion. D. & J. 8ADLIEH & CO., Montreal.  FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS  Pj������,^^w's soothing syrup hn8 beea  used by motherafor their children teething. It soothes  the child, softens the gums, allays pain, cures wind colics  and i s the best remedy for diarrhoea, 25c a bottlo. Sold  by all druggist* throughout the world. Be sura and ask  for "Mm. Winslow's Soothing Syrup."  A mam having died tram gluttony  the verdict of the jury was; "Died  from stuffocation." They meant to  write "suffocation,." "  ^^^MONTREAL HOTEL DIRECTORY-.  Tho "Balmoral," Free Bus &mau������u������  _MoCiill���������College    Avenue  _ Family  Hocol   rates $1.50  " per day. .      .      .  THE MOST NUTSmOUS.  QRATEFUL-OOMFORTINQ.  AVENUE H0USE-  BREAKFAST-SUPPER.  UNQUESTIONABLY    AN IMPOSTER  That man, he said    with    decision,  when the caller   had   departed, is an  impoistejv  Why do you' say    tnat t   demanded  his wife and daughter in unison.  (He claims to be a bachelor, he explained, and yet when we retired to  the library to smoke he admitted tome  that ho did hot thoroughly, understand  women. I tell you, he has had some  matrimonial experience, whether he's  married nwwi or not.  Carriage accidents may be avoided  in winter by keeping )the horses'  shoes! and the driver'3 battle well  corked.  W PC 1058  and  Sheet Metal  Works.  Rn^     n cr���������KOOFffifl    SLATE,   in   Bluet,  Red or Green. SLAT/ BLACKBOARDS. (We supply^  Public and High Schools, Toronto). Roofing Felt, Pitch.  Coal Tar, eta ^OOFltfO TILE (See New���������City Build!  lugs, Toronto, done by our firm). Metal Ceilings, Cor-  nice*, eto. Estimates furnished for work complete or for  i? nlIV-Jif.?.hte?ift ony p:lrt of the countT. Phono 1961  D. DUTHIE & 80H8,Adoiald8 AWIdmerStB,, Toronto  CALVERT'S  For al! skin ailments.  j. C. Calvert & Co., Manchester, England  8TREET METAl.  ,  CORNICES  DOUGLAS BROS.,  124 Adelaide St.,    Toronto, Out,  Sausagre Caslnfirs-New  importations finest Engllsli  H^h?1,rfDd A{?Jrn^n 4t������P Casings-reliable goods at  right prices.   PARK, BLACKWELL t CO., Toronto.  j      GARNET MINE  IN MEXICO.  It is reported by tbe bureau of South  'American republics that an extensive  deposit of rose garnet, situated near  Cuautley, in Mexico, is to bo worked  on a large scale. This rosalite, as it is  otherwise called, is a white sandstone  filled with beautiful little crystals off  garnet, which are too soft to be u������e-j  foil as. gem������fc   | i. |  ;i,!f U:UUUU  Debentures for $100 and  upwards are issued .for terms  cf one, two, three, four or five  years. Coupons are attached  Tor interest from the date on  which the money is received at  four per cent, per annum, payable half-yearly.  INVESTIGATION   SOLICITED.  The Canada Permanent & Western  Canada Mortgage Corporation.  Offices: Toronto St., Toronto.  ������4rfls&f>>  " ONE POUND CAKBS "  FOB      3BCOirT{3������S3EB:G>X.XX       USES  I*undry, Wwhinr Clothes, Ironing, Sealing PrMtrrui  PARAFPINH  THH QtTBSlN OITT Ott OO.,  Zdaslted.  Sftml Boeero. PseatM Vom&to  3������  1  ,������BI THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, January 4,  1902.  The' Mining Review.  SATURDAY,  JANUARY   4,  1902.  SMELTER RATES.  The new smelter rates for the coming  year are announced,  but are  not  as  promising  to the mine owners of the  Slocan, as they appear on the surface.  '  They make a   reduction   of   $4.00  for  freight and treatment on all ores carrying 20 per cent in lead and  over.   The  charge last year was $15 for such ores,  but now it is to be$ll.The rates about for  ore carrying more than 20 per cent, lead  are relatively higher,  but making tlie  apparent $4.00  between   those of this  and last year.   There is,   however,   a  - charge for zinc (and all our  ores carry  more or less of it), that may reduce the  $4.00   to $3.00   or even less.    Another  depreciation of the proposed reduction  lies iu the fact settlements are not to be  made promptly, 90 per cent will be paid  in the usual time, but the balance will  be held for 90 days, which ineans that  all the consequences of a further drop  in lead value will fall on the producer  instead of, the smelter as heretofore.  All smelter rates are based on $60 per  long ton for lead in London.    As it advances $5, the smelter charges advance  $1 and so on.   This is the cause of most  objection of the mine   owners.   They  contend, and very properly,  that after  operating their   mines  for  a long time  past on a possible margin of profit, if  prices go up later on, they and- not tbe  smelters, should get the benefit; and  this appears reasonable.   Charges for  handling anything should not beclassed  as railway rates are, on what the effects  will stand.   There  should   be an absolute cost for smelting a ton of ore ofa  given grade-just as there is for sawing a  cord of wood or  grinding  a bushel of  wheat,  whether   the   wood    is   worth  $3 or $10 a cord, or wheat . is  worth 50  cents or $1, has nothing to do with the  question.   As   a  result  smelter  rates  should be  based  upon the cost of riming expenses and intereston investment  and not on what the ore is worth-to the  producer.   General   expression has   it  there is in the States one huge smelter  trust, and if all the non-trust smelters  here and  in   the  States   form a combine upon therates fixed for this year  by the B. C.   smelters it will only be a  second  trust, with as hungry  mouths  as the first.  This entire matter of smelter charges  is rotten to the core, and it is no wonder the mine owners have cried outlong  and loud against it. Ask any of the  smelter managers in this province, and  they will tell you theirchargee for treatment are no higher than those across  the line. Ask any of the smelters, in  the.States what their charges are, the  Selby in San Francisco,for instance, and  they will say so much for railway,  freight and treatment.. Ask the'B.C.  smelters in turn and they will give you  the same quotations for both, that are  given by the Selby. Now the freight to  Nelson is about $2 per ton, and that to  the Selby about $11. There is $9 difference in freight rates to both points;  and the double charge is the same as  those across the line. Euclid of old at  one time in' Egypt demonstrated that  things that were equal to the same  thing were equal to one another; but  the smelters show that things that are  unequal to the same thing are equal to  one another. The only explanation to  the whole matter is that the railways  YOUR    FOOTSTEPS  By the depth of his footstep  in the earth the Indians tell  the weight of a man. Do you  tread shallow or deep? , Per-  with the capitalist, any more than a  true temperance reformer ha6 with the  hotel keeper who rigidly adhears to the  restrictions of tlie law. It says his  methods are bad ; but it is the law and  the usage fur allowing them, that are  to blame, and not specially the man for  adopting them. It argue  form in the profit methods is the only  haps yOU WOuld like   to   weigh jcure.   For instance,  as matters stand,  j society says a man 21 years of age with  $1,000 capital may add 25 p������r cent to it  in    a  year   by    legitimate    business  more ? If you are below  weight and find that ordinary  food does not build you up try  Scott's Emulsion.  It is not a drug but a food  that time has shown to have a  real value in such cases as  yours.  We'll send you a little to try. if you like.  SCOTT   &   BOWNE,      Chemists,  Toronto.  and the smelters.have an understanding  they will make out of the industry all it  can stand, and each one when cornered  places the blame on the other. It may  be as the railways say they make but  little out of ore handling; but if they  abandoned their combine business, and  cut their rates much lower all around,  they would be money ahead in the end.  The mines would double their output,  and the miscellaneous merchandise and  passenger traffic would become so much  increased, profits would be made out of  them if not out of the ore business.  This at least is the way we see it.  Genuine  SOCIALISM.  Socialism   has  no quarrel  For woman's guidance is found in the  fact that Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription cures female weakness and the diseases of the 'delicate womanly organs  which darken the lives of so many women with suffering and sorrow. That ray  of light has penetrated many darkened  chambers where women moaned in misery, and has guided them out to health  and happiness. "Favorite Prescription"  is not a tonic, not a palliative, but a positive cure for the diseases which are  peculiar to women. It gives vigor and  vitality. It banishes nervousness, headache, and all the aches which come from  a diseased condition cf the womanly  organs. A temperance medicine, it contains neither alcohol nor narcotics.  "I was troubled for three years with ulceration  and female weakness and my doctor gave me  but little relief," writes Mrs. Lulu Hunter, of  AUentoii, St. Louis Co., Mo. '"I saw an advertisement in the paper of Dr. Pierce's. Favorite  Prescription. I began the use of it about a year  ago. I took five bottles of it, aud one bottle of  ' Golden Medical Discovery,' and my heultli is  better now than it was for years. I have also  recommended these medicines to some of my  friends, who suffered from female weakness,  and good results have followed."  MAKES WEAK \*MEN 5TTOG  -AMP SICK ��������� WOMEN! WELL.  methods; and yet if.by being fortunate  through life, meeting with no losses and  having sufficient foresight'to keep his  means invested ahead, at this 25  per  cent gain he can   be worth $100,000,000  at   70   years  of   age.    Society   stands  aghast at such figures, and says the man  who has made so  much  money in   a  lifetime must have done it by fraud���������he  could not have done otherwise.   If 25  per cent prolit is fraudulent he has done  it by fraud, but certainly not otherwise;  the   magnitude  of   the ..sum   has not  added to the wrong if   the principle of  25 per cent profit is allowed in a twelve  month in small deals.   The fact is the  whole profit system is wrong,asitatonce  destroys the possibility of the equality  of man which nature says should exist.  Let us see how fcl��������� is- inequality is brought  about under a tolerated   profit making  system.., Supposing Jones had four sons  ���������John, William,   Sam'and  Tom���������that  he has .$4,000 and giveB $1,000 to each of  them the same day.   John, we will say  is   much   more   acquisitive    than   the  others; he never works or produces any  thing, never has  met with any misfortune or set-back, but was always lying  in wait   like a shark to take advantage  of the mishaps of his fellow-man, but  always worked within the provisions of  the law.   If the other sons were  leBS  fortunate, had been  sickly,  or had illness in   their families   and   met   with  losses by fire or therwise, even   though  hard working  and   industrious   would  soon see their properties, with those  of dozens of otheis pass into the hands  of their elder brother.   It is within  the  knowledge of every one, that the most  industrious wealth-creating citizens are  very often   the   least   successful   in   a'  business way, through no fault of their  own, while less iudnstrious and wealth-  creating subjects  amass the fortunes of  the world,   Socialism   in   its broadest  sense aims at correcting all this���������not by  despoiling any man of his  effects, but  by educating all the youth,caring for all  aged, finding work for all  at remunerative terms and making   all   act  their  part in the industrial world.   The state  in   this   way   enables   the   at-present  misfortune   citizen   to    overcome   his  misfortunes, and  cuts   off the avenues  through  which tlie acquisitive  amass  their fortunes out of tlie uncontrollable  disabilities of their fellow-men,  I ma^^misiSBSss^y^mivaimmx^  If there is a post office in  . your neighborhood and you  have a jewelry want of.any  kind, we can supply it almost  as well as if you visited us  personally.  V ������ for our catalogue and  th..., have, practically, the  finest stock of jewelry In  Canada to choose from.  Besides, our system of one  price in plain figures and our  guarantee as to quality mean  so much to out-of-town buyers.     *  We prepay all delivery  charges, and if what we send  does not please you in every  particular, return it, and by  next mail we will cheerfully  refund your money.  BROS.,  Yence and Adelaide St������.,  TORONTO.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain Railway.  The only all rail route between all points  eust, west and south to Ross'und, Nelson nnd  interaiedtate.pnints; connecting at Spokane  with Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and O.  K.&N.Co.  Connects at Rossland with the Canadian  Pacific Railway for Boundary Creek points.  Coni'ecis at Myer's Fulls with stage daily for  .Republic.  Buffett service' on trains between Spokane  and Northport.  '������������������Effective May 5th, 1901.'  Lkavk. Dav Train. Akkivb  9:00 a. m......���������..'..Spokane .7:33 p .in.  12:25 p. m.... ';. Rossland.. 4:10 p. m.  30:10 a. in...........NeH'on C:0up. m.  H. A. JACKSON, G. P. ct T. A.,  7      Spokane, Wash.  G. K. TACK A BURY,  Agent, Nelson, B.C.  Tourist Sleeping Car Service.  This service is effective'January 1st,  the Canadian Pacific Railway will  operate tourist sleeping cars on "following schedule, east-bound leave Kootenay  Landing every Friday for St. Paul,  Toronto, Montreal, Boston, etc., leave  Dunmore Junction, Monday and Thursday for St. Paul, Toronto and inter-j  mediate points. Westbound leave;  Revelstoke Sunday, Wednesday and  Friday for Vancouver, Seattle, etc.  Full particulars can be obtained from  all local agents.  Everybody Wants  the Best Coal.  . Try Lethbridge Coal, then you will  have the best and cheapest. This coal  will make the hottestand brightest fires,  besides it is earijy handled, as it is very  clean.   We have itforall kindsof grate.  E. $��������� Cameron*  D.M. Crowley, formerly of New Denver, is in the Alberta country lecturing  on the South African and Philhpines  Avars.  dt&SSAfi*1*1*      rpf^ Qreat English Remedy.  Sold and recommended by all  druggists in Canada. Only reliable medicine discovered.  Six        'Packages guaranteed to cure all  forms of Sexual Weakness, all effects of abuse  or excess, Mental Worry, Excessive use of Tobacco, Opium or Stimulants. Mailed on receipt  of price, ono package $1, six, $5. One willplease.  Biz wili cure. Pamphlets free to any address.  The Wood Company, Windsor, Ont.  Sold in Sandon by McQueen and F. J.  Donaldson, Druggists.  AMUfoUfiAfflllMflWMM THE MINING REVIJiW���������Saturday, January 4, 1902.  ��������� Geo. D. Turner, principal of the  Phoenix public school, spent a few of  liis holidays in Sandon, returning home  on Thursday.  John E. Fitzgerald, the Fnrnie man  charged with wounding Stephen Powell  at Femie on November 18th, came  "before .Tudsro Forin on Tuesday, last,  week.-* He was sentenced to six months'  imprisonment, at Nelson. Fitzsrernld  worked in one of the mines around  > aulon a yjar ag^.  Cook's. Cotton Root Compound  Is successfully used monthly by over  r-10,000Ladles. Safe, effectual. Ladies ask  ^ your druggist for Cook's Cotton Root Cota-  Bonnd. Take nq,other, as all Mixtures, pills and  ��������� imitations are dangerous. Price, No. 1, $1 per  box; No. 3, io degrees stronger,$3 per box. No.  1 or 2, mailed on receipt of price and two 8-eent  stamps. The Cook Company Windsor, Out.  jap^Nos. l and 2 sold and recommended by all  responsible Druggists in Canada.  Sold in Sandon by McQueen and F. J.  ; Donaldson, Druggists.  Wanted���������-A  Husband.  Handsome American lady, independently rich, wants a good, honest, husband. Address, Eric, 193 Washington  street, Chicago, III.  In addition to our made-to-order department, which  will always be kept up to the pink of perfection, we have  put in a fine assortment of all  Our"Boots aud Shoes, Underclothing, and, in fact,  all supplies���������just what's wanted in the camp. Call and  inspect them.  res  Dolls!  From Re. to $4.00.  Dolls 3 feet high.  Musical Dolls.  Dolls!  LIMITED.  ��������� OPERATING���������  Iron Trains, Iron Wagons, Ir  Stoves, Iron Banks, Steam Toys,  Boll Carriages, Sleiglis, Toy Pianos,  and other Toys too numerous to-ffleotion.  We ifave fhe Latest in Xmas Cards.  BONDED WAREHOUSE AT KASLO. SANDON WAREHOUSE ON K. &S. RY.  THE SANDON WHOLESALE WINE 4 LIQUOR HOUSE.  Wish to inform the citizens of Sandon and all the near by towns, cities  and villages, as well as the mines and private families, that they have a  $13,000 stock of well assorted and very line choice-Wines and Liquors,  including tlie best brandfl of Scotch, Irish and Canadian  Whiskies���������both in bottle and on draught, all the leading brands  of Gins, Rums and Brandies imported. Also !Native and Imported  Wines, including Fort, Sherry, Musketele, Claret, Santern, Angelica and  Champagne, which for age and flavor are not surpassed in the province.  Also a full line of French Cordials and Liquers, Bass & Co.'s Ales,  Guinnesa's Porter, Lager Beer, &c, &c. A'so a large and choice assort-.  ment of Cigars.  Absolutely Pure Brandies, Whiskies, Wines for Hedical Purposes.  STORE AND BOTTLE DEPARTMENT-MAIN STREET, SANDON.  Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  International Navigation & Trading Co,  Shortest and quickest route to the east and  all points on the O. N. & It. and Northern  Pacific .Railways in Washington, Oregon and  Southern States.  TIME CARD EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1st,   ipoi.  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY CO.  8:30 a.m. leave Kaslo arrive -iiOOp.m.  10:55 a.m. arrive Sandon leave 1:45 p.m.  INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION &  TRADING CO., LTD.  KASLO-XELSON ROUTE.  5:20 p.m. leave Xelsou arrive J 1:00 a.m.  9:10 p.m. arrive Kaslo Ieav6     7:00 a.m.  Connecting at Five Mile Point with Nelson &  Fort Sheopard Railway both to arid from Rossland, Spokane, Etc.  Tickets sold to all points in'United Statesand  Canada via Grent Northern, Northern Pacific,  O. R.&Sr.Co.,&c:)tfcc.  Ocean and steamship tickets and rates via all  lines will be furnished on a; plication.  For further particulars call on or address  Robt. Irving, Manager. Kaslo, B. C.  Gko. Huston, Agent, Sandon.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL,. B.  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary  Public, Etc.  Sandon, British Columbia.  Alta Lodge, No. 29.  A. F. AND A. M.  Regular Communication of the lod(,'e.  Meets first Thursday in each month at 8 p. in.  Vieking brethren cordially invited.  i  A. B. DOCKSTEADER, Sec'y.  WORLD'S SCENIC ROUTE.  Direct Une���������towest Rates  EAST WEST  Winnipeg Vancouver  Toronto Victoria  Ottawa Seattle  Montreal Portland  New York ban Francisco  Via the Soo L/ine,  St.- Paul  and Chicago,  and all U. S. Points.  TOURIST SLEEPER SERVICE.  Jin ft j- Lv. Revelstoke, Wed., Fri., Sun.  .(dOl lv, pom. jct>) Morli) Thur., Sat.  Leaving Kootenay Landing Friday.  St. Paul, Toronto, Montreal  and. Boston.  tl/pof Lv. Revelstoke  Order by mail or phone  will receive prompt attention.  6. TV* THaiix, TQarva������er.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS  To and from European points via ''anr.dUn  and American linen.   Apply for sailing datee.  '. rates and .full information to any O. P.R. ������r������ut  (       or H. W. Harbour, Agent, Sandon,  W.P. F. Cummlnifs, (icn.S.S. Agent,Winnipeg  .Certificates of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Summit Fraction and Surprise Extension  Mineral Claims,  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Koote:iay District. Where located: At the  head of AicGuigHii creek, and near the  Surprise.  TAKE NOTICE that I, W. J. ir. Holmes acting as agent for William Kent, Free Miner's  Certificate No. B 37fiiu, intend, t;o days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Kecorder  for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the  above claims  And further taVe notice that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 13th day ol October, A. D. 1001.  W. J. H. HOLMES, F.IaS., Agent.  Mon., Wed., Fri.  Vancouver. Seattle and Coast.  STEAMSHIP SERVICE.  From Vancouver to Alaska, Hawaii,  China, Japan'and Australia.  Through bookings to Europe via all  Atlantic lines.  Prepaid tickets from all points at  lowest rates.  H. W. Harbour, Agent,  Sandon, B. C , or  J. S. Carter, .   E. J. Coylk,  D.P.A., Nelson.   A.G.P.A.. Vancouver  Established 1858.  Al. R. Smith & Co.  flaniifacturers of all kinds of  Plain and Fancy  MHWW  VICTORIA, B.C.  BRANCH-VANCOUVER, B. C.  The Host Complete Health Resort  On the Continent of North America.  SITUATED HIDST SCENERY  UNRIVALLED FOR GRANDEUR.  I  0 a:  n   1  9  HALCYON SPRINGS, ARROW LAKE, B.C.  Resident physician and nurse. Boating,  fishing and excursions. In telegraphic communication with all parts of -the world. Two  mails arrive and depart every day. Special  Winter Terms: $12 to $15 per week, according  to residence in hotel or villas. Its baths cure  all..nervous and muscular diseases. Its waters  heal all kidney, liver and stomach ftilnieutB. ABOUT THE HOUSE  HIS MOTHER.  ��������� [Within  her   fond,  oncirciing  arm  Safe slept her little child���������  'A helpless ,weight, sweet-breathed and  ,warni,  Her eager  Look down-bent to scau  That face, all lovely innocence.  The features of the full-grown man  She1 seized on with prophetic sense���������  Foresaw the hero that should be  .Clothed in Ms manhood's majesty,  And seeing, smiled.  Relaxed in every massive limb, <���������  The  man  sew������ wearied sleeps ;  His bearded cheek ia rough and grim.  She,   havering   near  him   wistfully,  .   And, gazing long, is fain to  trace  One  line of childhood's purity  In that toil-marred,   world-hardened face.  Now once   again she  feels  and  sees  Her uuivdiog warm upon her knees,  ,   And seeing, weeps.  tightly, patting the roll frequently,  to spread tho dampness. The napkins and doilie3 should, be arranged  alternately one upon the other-  first a napkin dry from the line,  then one which has' been wrung out j  in warm, water, then a dry napkin,  and following it another wrung out  in hot water, and so on. Then roll  tightly together.  THE  TREATMENT OF LYING.  Most children are liars, says Dr. de-  | Flury. Sometimes  they lie  to  escape  punishment.  Livinjg fox  the present,  pare the glue thick, immerse, a stick  about half the size of the screw and  put it into the hole; then immerse  tlhe 3crew and drive it home as quickly as' possible. When there is s'ome  article of furniture to he repaired  and no glue is' to be had handily, insert th'e stick and fill' the rest of  the cavity with pulverized resin,  then heat the screw sufficiently, to  melt; the resin as it is driven in.  In broken plastered wall the best  plan is' to enlarge the hole to about  twice the dia meter of the screw, fill  it  with  plaster of  paris, such as isi  they, do not look to the morrow, and   used for fastening the tops of lamps,  thick; spread with butter, sugar,  cinnamon and currants; fold a3 for  jelly roll; cut into 1-2-inch' slices? set  these ring side up in :the pan; let rise  to double their, bulk and bake; ice  when cold.  FOR THE BABY'S BATH.  : (Purchase a small pine kitchen table  iwith drawers, and saw off the legs  to make It about a foot high. Upon  this place the baby's bath-tub, which  .will make it au easy comfortable  height for the mother when seated  in a rocking chair to bathe the baby  .without stooping or straiuing. Divide  .the drawers, into several compartments for safety-pins, powder bags,  soap, sponge or whatever is needed  about tha baby's bath. There will be  space enough on the top of the table or platform for the soap-dish, powder-box, or whatever must bo close at  baud for emergencies..  if they  can only  postpone .  the   evil  that  Ls  motive sufficient. The spoiled child,  accustomed to  mix in   the  conversation of his elders, lies to attract attention. Fear of not pleasing-,  desire  to justify themselves,  vanity,  all contribute to making1 the child lie.  How  to   cure it  Is. a difficult  question.   Search , and   try your children  to see if they  tell the  truth. Make  them ashamed to do otherwise. Try to  correct them quietly and reasonably;  and, above all, give them a good example in  this respect daily. Let  the  child know at once that lying is: useless, dangerous, ridiculous and low. At  bed time is a good time  to impress  upon   its  mind  the enormity of   the  crime of lying done that day, but let  it be done affectionately and sympathetically. ���������     .  .     ,   ,  etc., and bed the screw in the soft  plaster. When the .plaster has. set  the screw will be held very firmly.  A  L'ABY INCUBATOR.  Prof. Esoherich.of Graz, Austria, has}  constructed   for   the  "Anna  Kinder-  spitai," a novel  type baby incubator.  ,The good doctor found that the tiny  new-bom Infants which often weighed only six pounds were very seriously  affectad  by changes, in  temperature.  Ordinary    incubators     employed    to  maintain  a constant     high  temperature are open to.severe objections. In  order to nurse and care for the infant  it must to taken out; of the incubator  and exposed to the dangers from which  it should  be protected.   In order  to  overcome, this, objection it was decided to  build an incubator room    six  and a half feet high.   A temperature  of 8G degraos is maintained by means  of a steam coil.   Filtered air is admitted  and   raised  to  this' temperature  by means of the coil before it strikes.  the infants. The wet-nurse outers, tho in  chamber by means! of a vestibule, and?  jtaking-  oma  of the   babies  from   the 1  .ahelf over the steam pipes, proceeds  > to care for it.   Thus the infant can be j  raised under the nios.t auspicious cir  cumstances.        j  CARPETS.  A    lady    writer     thinks   carpets  ought to be taken up in summer and  kept up  until fall.      She asks,  why  should we not more generally imitate  continental    custom by (painting or  j polishing  our   floors?   Floors,  painted or polished, look far prettier in  July  sunshine     than,    any    carpets,  which are then mere fusty traps to  catch  dust,    harbor insects and  retain bad smells.   Everything has its  use and its seasons!.   Where1 it is impossible to paint or polish' the floors  of a house, the employment of matting  will  be good  economy in  summer and far cleaner.     Matting, too,  of  charming   patterns' may now  be  bought very cheaply, and it makes! a  room-delightfully cool and fresh.  TO MAKE SCREWS HOLD.  Screws may be made to hold in soft  wood  or   where the cut  has' become  too large,  by the us!e of glue.  Pre-  TO  REMOVE  SPOTS  AND  STAINS.  Dry tea stains on table linen may  be (removed by applying equal quantities' of the yolk of egg and glycerine,  When dry wash in the usual way.  Apply glycerine to coffee stains,  wash the spots in' lukewarm water  and  iron  until dry.  Spots produced by acid will disappear if touched with spirits of hartshorn, and those produced by alkali  will disappear if vinegar is used.  Pour clear boiling water through  berry-stained goods.  Blood stains should be washed in  lukewarm, not hot or cold, suds. Let  them stand a few minutes before  washing   the  garment.  Machine-oil stains should be treated to a bath of cold water and soap,  if applied immediately after the oil  is; spilled on the garment.  ABOUT LAMPS.  To Prevent a Lamp Smoking���������Take  out the wick', soak it in vinegar, dry  it well, and cut it exactly straight.  Wash the lamp in soda and water,  and if when you refill it with oil you  put in one or two very small pieces  of camphor it will much improve, the  light.  It . is' well to keep lamps about  two-thirds' full of  oil.  Lamps are not so detrimental to  house plants  as  gas.  It is.said that the wick of a lamp,  iif frayed out to about an inch at  the end which is' immersed, will give  a much brighter arid stronger flame.  THE MOST RESTFUL COLOR.  Green  is popularly supposed to ba  the color which.bost protects tho eye,  but a German professor denies that it  has  any  beneficial  effect   whatever,  and declares that green newspapers,  green glasses    and   green umbrellas  are all a mistake.     His theory is, at  all events, plausible.   It is that each  different  color   tires  a different  set  of    nerves of    vision,   and therefore  looking at one particular color saves  one set of nerves at  the expense of  a mother.    The best method, he points  out, is  to dim all the rays of light  by smoked or gray glasses, which res!t  all the optic nerves.  THE SILVER.  There is very seldom a bride who  does not receive enough small silver  such as forks arid spoons;, fo supply her own table. If she is not so  fortunate, however, she should, if possible, try to buy solid silver, even if  she can afford to get but half a dozen pieces' of each kind. Should this  be beyond her means, she will find  plated silver in neat designs, although it will in time wear out, while  the solid silver will laBt a lifetime  or longer. It never pays! to buy thin  silver, for this bends and dents  easily.  SWEDISH  BUNS.  Take two pounds' bread dough'; add  a  cupful  butter;    roll out    1-4-inch  A 'good plan for keeping away dirty  and dirt-loving tramps! from the  premises would be to'hang your.fences' with Pearline signs. Mr. Tramp  could not stand the idea of parting  with old companionable dirt. 7 It  will scare himi off as effectually as a  bull dog. "The wayfaring man  though a fool," has become acquainted with .the ubiquitous sign of Pear-  line, and he knows! it to be a ruthless displacer of dirt. Unlike the  bull dog, however, Pearline could not  injure the fabric, whether that be  Mr.   Tramp or his'    clothing.���������N.  Y.  Witness.  1 *���������.  (*���������  i LAUNDERING FINE NAPERY.  , Hang yortir linen to dry using two  lines comparalively close ami parallel  for your cable-cloths. Also for sheets,  ffhrow on-: selvage side of your tablecloth over one line, toward the other,  allowing it. to hang down about a  quarter of a yard and being careful  .to pin it a short distance from, the  ends'. Take the opposite side of your  cloth and throw it over the other  line, facing the first line, and pin it  in the si tue manner. This will  form a sort of bag, and will prevent,'  ' ,to . a considerable extent, the wild  blowing of the table-cloth in windy  tweather. After the table-linen is'  thoroughly dried remove it from the  line and prepare to dampen it. A  .whisk-broom is excellent for this  ^purpose. Table-linen in order to bring  out tho. bright glo3S that makes it so  attractive, should be dampened very  considerably. Sprinkle the table-cloths  ivery freely, being sure that the sel-  jvage ends or hemstitched borders  to&   thoroughly    damp.       Roll    up  He Cures Every Case of Piles Thoroughly and Well Without the Danger,  Expense and Pain of an Operation.  It ib surprising what a large number  of men and women suffer from the  wretched uneasiness and torturing  itching of piles. You inay be among  those who, through modesty or fear  of the surgeon's knife, have been pre-  veuted from appealing to youir physician for a cure. You have tried the  hundred and one things that friends  have recommended, and have become  discouraged. FYou say,'as many have  (���������said before you1, that tlidre is no cure  for piles, j  ���������Nowi is* the time for you to turn fo  Dr. Cha.se, whose famous ointment is  recognized the wprld over as the only  actual cure for every form of piles.  The real .substantial value of Dr.  Chase's Ointment has given it a  unique- position among medicines. It  is used in nearly every neighborhood  on this continent, and has become  known byword-of mouth from friend  to friend and neighbor to neighbor.  Ask your friends about it, ask your  druggist, ask your doctor. Others  havt) been discouraged, and after years  of misery have been cured by Dr.  Chase's- Ointment. H'cre is one. Mrs'.  James Brown, Hlirrfcomburg, near Ottawa, writes:���������"I have been a constant sufferer from' nearly every form  of pides for the last twenty years,  and during that time both here and  Ln the old country have tried most  every  remedy.  "I am only doing justice to Dr.  Chase's' Ointment when I say that I  believe it to be������ the best remedy obtainable for bleeding and protruding  piles. I strongly recommend Dr.  Chase's Ointmemt to mothers or indeed to aiuy person suffering from  that* drea torment���������piles."  Mr. George Thompson, a leading  merchant of Blenheim, Ont., states;  ���������"I w,as itnoufbjed i;.wit'h ." atcfcfaiig-.  piles for fifteen years, and at times  they were eo bad I could lscarcely  walk. I tried a great rmany remedies, but 'never found anything like Dr.  Chase's Oiont-metat. After the third  application I obtained relief, and was  completely cured by using ome box,"  A.sk your neighbors about Dr. Chase's  Oiintnueinit, the only absolute cure for  piles.  You can obtain ' Dr. Chase's! Ointment for 60 cents a box from (any  dealer. If you prefer, enclose uhia!  aimjou.ttt to these offices- aind the remedy will be semt, postpaid, to your  address. Ednvuna.oA, Bates. & Co.,  TiOTonito,  TREE HUNTERiS. ;  Mahogany hunting is one of the best  paying professions. Mahogany trees  do: not grow, in clusters, but are scattered through the forests and hidden  Ln a dense growth of underbrush;  vines! arid creepers, and it requires a  skiUful and experienced woodsman to  find them. The mahogany Ls one of  the largest and tallest of trees, and  the hunter, seeking the highest ground  climbs' to the top of,the tallest tree  and surveys,the surrounding country.  His practised eye soon detects the  mahogany by its peculiar foliage, and  he counts the trees within sight, notes  the directions and distances, and then,  descending, cuts a narrow trail to  each tree, which he carefully blazes:  aud marks, especially if there is a  rival hunter In the vicinity. The ax-  men follow the hunter, and after them  come the sawyers, and hewers.  To fell a large mahogany tree is one  day's task for two men. On account  of the wide spurs which project from  the trunk at its base, scaffolds must  be erected and the tree cut off above  the spurs,���������which leaves a stump from  10 to 15 feet in height���������a sheer waste-  of the very. be,s>t part of the tree.  While, the work of felling and hewing  is in progress other gangs are busy  making roads and bridges, over which  the logs may be hauled to the river.  The hunter has nothling to do with  the work of cutting or removing the  timber. He merely points out the tree  and moves, on in search of more. He  isi paid by results, and it is by no  means' unusual for a clever hunter to  draw. $500 for a month's work in the  fo resits. But, ai in every other business there are bad times, aud sometimes,' the hunter will travel five or  six weeks without finding any timber,  worth cutting, ���������'..'. .���������LIHiJfiftOHAS&'S'DIillffl.  IT IS IN THE SOUTH OF CHINA AND  .   IS FAIR AND FERTILE.  The ('anion   IMslricl   Very ������in'i:v������iil   From  Mi������ Ceutriil aii<l Xdi-llicrii   Provinces���������  ���������*<|iCiiU a IHIl'crent. LaiiKiia^c.  What strikes^an observer most about  China, and the Chinese is that suddenly a veil has been rent from a vast  organism, which up to the present  half-century had remained exclusive  self-contained and repellent to all external influence and all modern knowledge. Not only is the type of civilisation vastly different, but the mind  is of another cast, the idea of a  separate order. Inference is the key  to Chinese character and Chinese intercourse, but a foreigner, however,  long he may dwell in the country,  never quite makes out-what a native  is driving at from anything he says  or does. To save "face", oven a coolie  will forge and fabricate a dozen GALLERY OF FAMILY .STATUES,  times. From this point of view " cor- ' ���������something like busts of a patrician  rectitude" is all in all, and it is' far family in old Rome���������but a common  wprse for him and his to lose "face" peculiarity is that, while the bodies  than to lie through thick and thin. ' have worn their color to a rich  Up the French river the French bronze, the hands are nearly all as  priests allege that their work is bright as new gold. The explanation  practically fruitless. In fact, the is that the adventurous coolie is al-  two provinces, of which Canton is ; ways appropriating the hands for the  the capital are sunk deep in the curi- secular purposes of trade, and con-  ous compound of spiritualistic mate- sequently the priests are continually  rialism. These southern people speak replacing them. Such a sacrilege ex-  a  language  radically  different  from  cites no surprise in a country where  in the south there are no signs of a  J more frequent application of gold  leaf than in the dingy recesses of  northern gloom. To re-gild a temple  is accounted a work of holiness,  which is. set down on the credit side  of the account when the dead-man's  spirit is_ seized by the infernal l.ictors  and taken before Kuang-Ti to be submitted to the unpleasant interrogations, of the court below. There are  opportunities, in plenty of fire insurance of this! kind, because the Chinese  find it very hard to keep their hands  off fresh gilt when it can be turned  to the purposes of nersonal profit.  At Canton there is a famous temple, the sides of which are lined with  brass and gilded figures in a sitting  posture, to the number of 408, representing the various incarnations of  the great Buddha.   The long rows are  fOETHIOM_THM BOLD,  THERE ARE FIVE KINDS OF METAL  MORE VALUABLE.  The Fascinating Yellow Mineral Excelled  i*allHdliim KauK* (he H^u-jexl In Size  ���������PlalliumiHlj the Henries! Thins ������������  Earth.  Some people are under tha impression that the now, fairly familiar  whitish metal platinum is on* ������f the  f������w, substanooa more expensive tkaa  that fasoinntiHg yellow material we  spend so groat a portion of out lives  in hunting.  This, however, is. not so, evan allowing that, bulk for bulk, platinum '������  hardly less than twio* as heavy as  gold. At the .standard rate of ������Z  17s. 10 1-2-d. per troy ounce, gold is  worth  nearly  ������47 a pound,  platinum  air has no influenoe whatever upon  palladium, nor does it tarnish, in sulphuric gases. For these reasons it  Ls used, in alloy, with gold, for tha  finely graduated scales of valuable  astronomical instruments. If, instead of a silver currency, vre employed any of these almost incredibly costly metals���������supposing < we could gat  enough of them, which would be difficult���������our ideas of value would undergo a sudden change.  An iridium ���������" sixpence," without  looking any different, would be worth  half a sovereign and an osmium ona  would have an unchangeable value of  twice the amount. Small change in  either metal would have to be made  by an expert.  impressive    and    bewildering,      even j only  ������20.  though they do not suggest more than  a curious  that of the middle and northern provinces, even though "within the four  seas all  men are brethren."  THE CANTONESE DIALECT.  Cantonese  is    a  dialect  of    which  hardly a word is understood in other  parts and the officials always employ  interpreters in their intercourse with  the natives.     When    the  magistrate  takes his    seat in  the yaiuen   a bell  summons  his   interpreter,  almost  as  in our East End police court.      The  land they live in is fair and fertile.  Along  the course of  the west  river  and its myriad of creeks and  tributaries the. soil is bountifully fed with  the  alluvial  mud    the   river   brings  down, for at Wuchau the rise at flood  time is  as much as  fifty  feet  in an  average year.     Great  fields of mulberry stretch out on all sides, looking  exactly like a vast plantation  of thin  hop-poles and from them is taken the  autumn harvest of silk cocoons, which  go to fill the hundred and forty odd  filatures of  the Canton district and  a   multitude  of  home  industries' all  through   the    province.   Interspersed  with the silk trees: are thick patches  of  sugar-cane,  and    everywhere  you  walk by the " paddy-field," which supplies! the food in which the  heart of  the Chinese rejoices. Ranges of green  and  tawny  bills, the  bamboo    grass  contrasting  with   the  bare  strips  of  red sandstone,  come'down  in   places  almost to the'water's edge, and are,  at most, but five or six miles distant,  never  rising    to the  grandeur  of   a  mountain  range,     but  of    sufficient  height to give an impressive splendor  to the pleasant scenery.  PLACES OF WORSHIP.  Temples and Buddhist monasteries  are planted about the clefts and  fissures of the hills. Iu the south, as  one might expect from the parallel  of Europe, tbe buildings display  brighter colors and more ornate decorations than in the sombre north.  The lines of the arch aro straight and  stiff, but upon tbem is set every sort  of grotesque animal and figure that  occurs to the limited scope of Chineso  imagination. Inside the courts of the  "joss house" the figures of the Chinese theogouy are more plentifully bedecked wi<h tinsel and brass and  colours than they are on tho Yangtse.  No temple is., without its gilding, but!  the priests;themselves arc ever ready-  to sell the hoiiest of holies, and where  silver is replaced by pewter and bronze  only reason that a bonze i'u a Yangtse  temple gave for not disposing of an  If,' though, you were the fortunate  possessor of.a lump of platinum equal  in bulk to a pound of gold, the silvary-  looking lump would be worth, not  ������������������20 but ������35, for platinum, if'not tha  dearest, is the heaviest thing on earth.  Three times as costly and practically  as. heavy is'that wonderful metal iri- j  dium, known to the users of gold nib-   up the whole bacon situation at pre  POINTERS ABOUT BACON.  .������������������   i  Ontario   .lurlcul luiul   iteoi. Wants   l'\irin  cr.N lo <:ii;i!i<rc lirecillii^ Some KlmU ������f  ECo-js.  A lengthy circular, giving pointers  on the bacon trade to the farmers'of  the province, has been issued by the  Ontario Department of Agriculture.  Mr. F. W. Hodson, Dominion Live  Stock  Commissioner,   after   summing  bed pens as furnishing the intensely  hard, non-corrodible silvery points.  Pure iridium is priced at ������flt) per  pound, and is so heavy relatively that  this weight of it would be in bulk  rather larger than half the size of a  pound of gold.  sent says:���������" The Canadian market  demands a long, lean singer, therefore it is in the interest of Canadian  farmers to supply the best pigs for  that purpose. First class goods, mean  a growing market at home and abroad;  anything else means a stationary or.  receding    market.     At     the  present  ancient incense burner was that if he \ bl���������d 16 *<>und in the form of scale*  did, the people would rise and kill', ~some Fattened, some of a pin-head  him. Personally, he had no objections. ���������' shape-in localities where placer gold  Yet  the    .=.o-caiea. "iridium."  points  of a gold nib are not of pure iridium, j time 25 per cent, of the pigs marketed  but of a natural bland of iridium and j in Canada are what is known as 'softs,'  another,  rare  metal,  osmium,      This 125  per   cent. are  flats,  and  at  least  10 per cent, unsizables. Or in other-  words GO, per cent. .of. Canadian pigs  grade as No. 2 or lower, which is 40  by iron every day of the week. The; |s- Sot> ylaoer 8'old being the sort that per cent. more than might be expect-  He believed in the saying," The imago- 1S obtained by washing loose dirt a** e<1 i������ breeding were carefully done,  maker does  not worship Buddha;, he j not b^ crushing.        l j    .. Canadian farmers lose at least 20  knows' too much about the idol." Just PIN HEAD TYPE. i cents per hundred on all pigs sold be-  Of these " iridosmiua" scales tha pin ' cause of  this condition ; packers fix-  head  type alone are suitable for pen 1 ing their  buying prices according to  points,  and do not   exceed a fifth ot ! their average receipts from sales. The  the   entire   yearly   find,    which   may ' man   who    insists on     breeding  the  average   three   and .a    half    to  four ! wrong   type   not only  loses  20   cents  ounces  per  ion of gold obtained.        i per hundred, but he causes his neigh-  Of the pin head scale* 10,000 do not '��������� bour to do so as well; not only  this,  weigh more  than an ounce,  and  are '. but he injures the home and foreign  worth    about  ������50.   Pure iridium    is ! trade.   Therefore, it  is to  the inter-  alloyed   with platinum to make    the'est   of   every  citizen   that   the   right  closing   faces   of     breech-blocks   for i sort of pigs be bred on every Cana-  modern artillery, this compound being j dian farm, and that, they be proper-  far   more durable and  cohesive  than] the only, thing that  will stand    the j ly fed.   Pigs .of the wrong type can-  the unbaked mud "that does duty for {corrosion of the gases and the anor- 'not be made good by any kind offeed-  mous. heat���������about 1,000 degrees centi- i ing, yet bad feeding will spoil a good  grade.      Over    a     thousand    round* I pig."  have been fired from a trial gun with-! ~~~~~*~ ���������  out  the  vent showing  the   slightest  sign of  wear.  .  For  pure  osmium  there  is  not    a  as these temples are cleaner and richer  in the southern provinces than elsewhere, save in Szechuan, so the private houses are, of a filler and., more  substantial build.  In Kwangtung many of them stand  out by themselves.  LIKE AN ENGLISH FARM,  with strong walls surrounding  well-  kept, one-storied dwelling rooms, and  the   blue  brick,  made    at  the   many  brickfields,   which   line  the  banks,  is  it in so-many'.other parts. The roofs,  too, are neatly tiled, and fit to resist  the full fury'!of .tropical storms. It is  not only the detached house which is  thus superior. Ail along the lower  reaches the villages, .which thrive aud  batten upon the! production of silk  have an air of permanent prosperity,  that, as contrasted with the pitiful j  poverty of so much that one sees else- '  where strikes, a pleasant contrast. In  their festivals and solemn sacraments  they make a parade and effect which  have something of Indian gorgeous-  ness about them. Above Samshui, on  the southern bank. I saw a municipal  procession winding in and out of the  waving clumps of feathery bamboo  that in the distance, at any rate, was  a pretty moving picture. A band of  musicians in scarlet garments led the  way before a whole army of tablet  bearers, who proclaimed the virtues of  the illustrious dead. Above them  floated the standard of the mandar-  SETTLING   THE SPELLING.  When Police-sergeant M'Shane wit  going into  a barber's shop ha notic-  great daal-of u*e, except in chemistry ! ed   a flign  -'.^ oa    tho    windovr>  yet the rarity of it drives, up the pri.a ; which  tuA.- L.un'diy 5ffentecy.  to  ������10   an ounce,  ������120  a troy  pound.!    Wh(jre did   you lwu.a   to speli f  fle  At a. temperature of 100 degrees centigrade this singular metal vaporises  and gives off a gas which stains tha j  experimenter's    skin     a    permanent j  black, and   which may  blind  him  by  depositing a film of the matal on tha j  eyeball.  Rhodium is another of the precious  metals belonging,to what is known as  the "platinum group." It in one of  the hardest metals lo melt, and will  only yield to tho electric arc or tha  oxyhydrogen  lima   furnace, it  can be  I asked  the barber.  ins. and in the centre was a huge, ser  pent   made up in pantomimic fashion, j used,   like   iridium,  for   pointng  gold |  of    painted    matting   hung upon    a'-���������    '"���������-        '-  -������������������ -   ..    ,..,-     ;  framework supported by a number of  unseen "supers" who waggled and  twisted in the orthodox way. Behind  came priests and coolies and in the  place of honour wero mounted officials, with their red umbrellas of office  borne before them. At close quarters  all this would have been tawdry  enough, but, seen in the bright sunlight, with the background of red  sandstone, fringed by the most grace  ful of tropical trees, it was not only  curious���������it   was most  beautiful.  penis. Its cost figures out lo ������80 a  pound, but at that it in a trifle lighter than gold .when taken bulk for  bulk. ��������� ],  The curiously named metal "palladium" stand* at ������75 par pound, and  in appearance ia of a silver-white it  steel  grey.   One  ner cent,  of  IT MAKES GOLD BRITTLE.  and yellowish-white, twenty per oent  turns the compouud quite white. The  Why, what's wroog Mie asked in reply.  Look at-that ������igu, replied M'Shane.  Who told you to spell sgenoy that  way f  It doean't look right, admitted the  barber. >Ve had a big argument  about it, me and the painter. I said  I thought it was a-g-e-n-e-y. but he  said it was a-g-o-n-c-e-y. He wouldn't  give in to me and I wouldn't give in  to him and wa left it to a man that'*  president of the School Board. Ho  spelt it the way it's on the window  and wjb couldn't dispute it, oould we?  A PRACTICAL MARRIED MAN.  ;   "My husband has no sentiment.     I  told him I would have my photograph  taken for his birthday present!"  "Didn't he like the idea ?"  "He said he'd rather I'd give him &  load of coal."  mMmmmim^immmmmmmimmmmmm^m  l^lWHBn THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, January 4, 1902.  The Silver-Lead Country.  1  1 1  t ,'  Hi  The following was clipped from  the Vancouver Province in a write-up  of mining in British Columbia, and  which deals with the Slocanin general.  The great silver district of British  Columbia takes in an immense area,  and although it has a very much larger number of shipping mines than  the gold-copper district, jt is, owing lo  its inaccessibility, much less known in  proportion to its extent than the districts to the west of it. From the Arrow lakes-east to the Rocky mountains, and from the International  boundary line to the Canadian Pacific  railway," mineral is everywhere discoverable.  At the present time the centre of  activit3ris the Slocan, which includes  all that rich silver district from Ainsworth to Nakusp, and has its centre  about Silverton. All through this territory a great many rich properties are  at, present iu operation and many of  them are continuous shippers. This  district has had many disadvantages  to contend nv.ith, and that it lias surmounted them all is in itself a sufficient assurance of the valuable character of the country. The Payne,  which is situated near Sandon, is the  ' most notable property in the division,  and has paid over a million and a half  dollars up to date.  There are tributary to Sandon over  a hundred other properties on which  considerable development work has  been done. Among those which have  shipped ore and paid dividends are  the Slocan Star, the Ruth and the  Noble Five. Many well known properties might also be mentioned which  are held at a high figure and will undoubtedly prove paying mines. In the  neighborhood of ,Kaslo are the True  ��������� Blue, which was recently purchased  by the Gooderham-Blackstock syndicate; the Leviathan, the Montezuma,  Slocan, Liberty and the Bismark.  Many promising properties surouncl  the Ainsworth camp, such as the Eureka, tho Tamrack, the Amazon, the  Highlander and others, all of which  are now again been developed and  gJve promise of paying dividends to  the owners. There are many splendid  properties in the neighborhood of  Whitewater, New Denver, Silverton  and Slocan City, but to attempt to  give their names would be to extend  this article unnecessarily. Among  them, however, may be mentioned  such well known properties as the  Rambler-Cariboo, Dardanelles, Monitor, Jackeon, Goodenough, Washing-  ton, Minnehaha, Black Prince and  Blue Bird.   Silver hill to Work.  Washm  TOacKfives  Wooden anfl Fibre Tubs and  Pails or Every Description.  ���������Clothes Wringers  Clonics Pins, Sad Irons,  Brushes, Etc.  WE HAVE EVERY THING TO  COMPLETELY OUTFIT TLIE  FAMILY LAUNDRY. CALL  AND SEE OUR LINES.  Were You Ever Satisfied  With cheap goods of auy kind, especially GROCERIES?   'We  think not, but, of course, we maybe mistaken, however, we have',  just received the following Canned Goods���������and they are all the finest,  freshest and BEST BRANDS of goods in the Kootenays to:day:  Kent Brand Tomatoes Kent Brand Corn.       Kent Brand Peas  Kent Brand Golden Wax Beans  Cutting's California Fruits and Simeoe Brand of Berries of all kinds'  for Pie and Table Use.  1   We have also the only complete lines in Fancy Canned Meats,  Vegetables, Fish, and Shell-fish in Sandon, call and see them.  H. Giegerich; Stores al Sandon, Kaslo, Ainsworth.  16-2-1 Reeo Avenue, Sandon.  **���������  TENT AND AWNING  FACTORY =======  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  9  9  9���������  o  9  o  o  9  9  9  9  o  9  Suits of "Health Brand" Under- ?  wear.   Only a Few left.  ALL WOOL. ALL STYLES. ALL PRICES.  FOR SALE ONLY AT  IHE HUNTER-KENDRICK CO. LTD.  Uet������(������������������������������������e������tS(������e*������*eo������������(i������������to������������(������������octeeo������*������������������������������et������  V  m d  The Silver Hill mine resumed operations tills week. For some months the  construction of the tramway for the  mine to the Crawford Bay wagon road  has been under way and its completion  is now within sight, the first day of the  new year being fixed as the date on  which the tramway will be started.  The Silver Hill tram is something  over 10,000 feet in length and is complete in every respect, having been  built by B. 0." Riblet, of kelson. Its  specified capacity is 100 tons daily. At  ejther terminal substantial ore bins  'have'been erected, and the arrangements are such that tho ore is handled  automatically/From the foot of the  tram to the lake front is an eight or  ton mile haul over, a three per cent  grade sloping easily to the water. On  the lake front another ore bin lias  been constructed that materially simplifies the handling of the ore at (hat  point. On tlie land side of the structure is an automatic contrivance for  unloading the sleighs as they arrive,  while on the water side of the building the ore is loaded on the barges by  iueans of chutes working automatically, such as are used in filling ore  cars. By these means the cost of handling ore is reduced to a lower possible point, the. only further reducting  possible being after a railroad runs  down the Ciawford creek gulch, as is  predicted for some future date.  The   mine  has   contracted  to   ship  15,000  tons" of  ore   to the  Canadian  Smelting Works this   season.   A number of teams are being purchased by  the company for teaming, and the experience of last year's shipping operations ia thata"two-horse   team can j  handle seven tons of oie without difli- ;  culty on   the road between  the minej  and the lake. I  COFFEE BOASTERS  Dealers in TEA AND COFFEE.  "We sire otl'crintr nt the lowest prices  the best irnulox of Ceylon, India, China  and Japan Teas.  For Prices see Nelson daily papers.  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  Kootenay Coffee Co.,  P. 0. BOX 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON, B.C.  THE PROSPECTORS' EXCHANGE.  NO. 4 K.-W.-C. BLOCK, NELSON, B.C.  Gold, Silver-Lead and Copper Mines wanted at Ihe EXCHANGE.  FRJili MILLING GOLD properties wanted at once for Eastern investors.  Parties having mining property for sale are requested to send samples of their ore to the  EXCHANGE for exhibition.  All samples should be sent by express, PREPAID.  Correspondence solicited.  Address ull communications to   '  Telephone No. 101.      P. O. Box 700.  ANDREW F. ROSENBERGER, Nelson. B. C.  A. R. HEYLAND,  ENGINEER,  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  SANDON, B.C.  At Cost, and Less Than Cost,  We have a fine stock of Men's Boys', Ladies' and Children's  Boots and Shoes which will be sold at cost and under, in order to make  room on the shelves for our groceries. We have on hand a good  selection of the best makes.  Cody Avenue.  JALLAND BROS.  FTOIR   S-AJ-lEI.  A limited number of Shares in  Similkameen Valley Coal Co.,  limited.  ;   For   further   particulars   and  prospectus apply to  Wm. W. Fallows,  SANDON.  Official Agent for Slocan District.  Dealers m TQeafs  AT SANDON  ROSSLAND, NELSON, KASLO, PILOT BAY, THREE FORKS, SLOCAN CITY

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