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 vol. 4.���������no. s:  SANDON, B. C, JULY 28, 1900.  $2.00 PEE YEAR.  Tliat Street.Question.'  "We do not want to be accused of dictating to the council, but we cannot  help again suggesting the necessity of  declaring by by-law a public street of GO  feet down the flume. We understand  some of the aldermen want it done at  once and others of the Board are opposed to it altogether. Our word for it,  however., all will yet regret that it has  not been done. After tlie by-laws were  passed, notices could be put up declaring the section impassible for a time,  as closed for improvements, when no  damages for accidents could be claimed.  It is not alone enough that people should  aim at making money in the place.  When an opportunity is presented in  the place for making t-ome of its features  quite attractive and all of its buildings  less liable to iire. and certainly of more  reasonable insurance, all ought to be  willing to concede something to meet  the situation. v  By widening Flume street a stranger  coming in could stand at the head, see  the Ivanhoe concentrator, the C. P. R.  train coming in and have a walk down  one side and up the other, which would  give a favorable impression as to the  taste" and energy of the people, and  create an air oi confidence in the place  generally.  At the same time a Bill should be put  through the Local House empowering  the eouncil to shift Reco ave. 15 feet or  so further north, which would allow any  and all parties to extend their buildings  on it who desired to do so.  . It is true that Flume street can only  be occupied by expropriation, where the'  parties affected refuse to give the land ;  but it' the street is declared now there  will later he but tlie land to pay for. If  the by-law be not passed now, any improvements made before the passage will  also have to be paid for by the council.  We would suggest that the council pass  the by-law at its next meeting.  In this .matter, at least, Mr. Harris is  doing much for the city, moro than  many others would be willing to do un-  I'der similar circumstances. He is giving  'the ends ofl" of all his lots where're-  i quired, grading the street and building  lone splendid wide walk down the length  pi the street at his own expense. "If all  iothers affected did their share as well  -{Flume street wouid soon be one of the  best streets in the Slocan. .  ,;. We feel that in this matter we have,  ,;n recommendations, simply done our  Itluty. Some may think we" have even  [Exceeded it; but the duty of a public  f.journal is ever to look after public interests, and we can never be accused of  I shrinking f^pm evident duty.'  u   .       "Let Us Have Peace."  all tho properties are safe for life and  limb, that plenty of work is created and  that good-will all around' should be cultivated. Nations war and subsequently  become friends. The same is true -of  communities. In the words of U. S.  Grant, "Let us have peace." <  A Mining Suit.  A writ has been issued in the supreme  court by Elliott & Lennie in the action  of Stewart vs. the Noonday Curley  Mines,, Limited. The plaintiffs, H.J.  and A. Stewart, seek to recover a quarter interest in the Noonday propertj-,  bonded to the Noonday Curley mines, or  as an alternative to recover $8,000 as  vendor's lien for unpaid purchase  money. Tlie case, which involves a nice  point in mining law, will possibly be  placed on the list for the sittings on'Oct-  ober 16.  HINES AND HININQ.  The Hampton, on Springer creek, is  now a shipper.  The Queen City, near New Denver, is  showing up well.  A good ore chute has been struck in  the Eclipse at New Denver.  W. C. Adams was in town this week.  He has bonded the Lone Star claim.  Ore shipments from Whitewater for  the week were: Whitewater, 114 tons.  Allan Stubbs returned Wednesday  from Lemon Creek, where he had been  doing assessment work on the Railroad  group.    .  The Bosun, Hartney, Marion and California claims near New Denver are  being worked steadily and producing  ore light along.  The Sandon ore shipments for the  past week were: via K ���������& S.���������Payne, 200  tons; Last Chance, 20; Araeiican Boy,  20; Ruth, 100M- Via C. P. R.���������Slocan  Star. 40.   Total for week, ,'180^ tons.  Kasio Mining- News.  I In prophecy, as to future legislation,  '���������the" Nelson Tribune seems disposer} to  'keep up tiie old labor trouble. Thisis a  Wl mistake.1 How far either or botli  Jjides were light or wrong is simply a  i inatter of history in mining parlance,  3md all sensible people will consider it  ���������lis such only. A settlement lias been  ���������1-eached between the aides thatl appears  -{Workable,' and that is all the public have  jro consider. .'During the struggle The  "ahiview took a stand, from conscientious  rseling and advocated it, as some may  hink in right and others in wrong, and  "fire are now disposed to .rest while the  f.ountry is iri the , way to substantiate  Hirogress. Every . effort should now be  |lirected to see that all the workings of  Mining operations around JCaslo are  pretty brisk. The Lavinah, in the  Lardo-Duncan, is having ore cars arid  other material sent in, and this propert\r  will soon join the ranks'of the shippers.  John McKane and Alex. Dick, of Rossland, are the principal owner's. They  both went up to the mine last week.  Another property in the same region  which will shortly be sending out ore is  the Chicora, belonging to the Gold Hills  Mining Company, of Toronto, James  McKay Anderson is the local agent.  J. J. Fleutot has been pretty active  since he returned. He recently took a  bond on the Liberty Hill, a property belonging to W. Briggs, and is situated on  the south fork of Kaslo river.  A mining company, under a special  mining partnership provision of the  Mineral Act, called the Planet Mining  Company,' Ltd:, Liability has been organized to operate five mineral claims  near Kaslo known as the Planet Group.  Those connected with the company are:  Mathews Guyman, Charles G. Simpson,  F. W. Lindsley, James Ridihough,' John  Burk, W. Shackletdn, -P. C. Shackletbn  and John Laidlaw.'���������������������������''��������� ���������' c  Three very important strikes have recently been made on the south fork of  Kaslo river. They are: in order' of importance: 1st. On the Bismarck claim,  the find being most unexpected. It was  made about 20 feet to the "east of the  upper tunnel, exposing from 4 to 12 in.  of clean galena. The lead has been  stripped for 30 feet and'it is looked upon  by old miners as the most important discovery of the.year in that district; 2nd,  On the Cork claim, owned by the French  syndicate, ��������� 8 feet of clean galena has  been encountered in an open cut. ' They  are driving a tunnel to cross-cut. The  Cork is at the bottom of the hill at the  summit of which is the Bismarck;. 3rd,  On the Granite King, owned by Kaslo  people. A few feet below the surface'  they encountered 32 inches of galena  and" they have struck the same lead 100  feet below. This property carries gold  as well as silver.  PURELY PERSONAL,  R. P. Rithet was in town this week.  Mrs. Sew ell spent a few days in New-  Denver this week.  Frank Lowes was rusticating at the  Halcyon Springs this week.     ,  Mr. Jacobs, half-brother of Mr. Hag-  ler, is here from the other side.  Fred Busombe, the Vancouver crockery man, was in town.Tuesday.  .Dan Munroe is in  from Greenwood to  spend a few weeks in a live town.  Miss McGillivray, of New Denver, is  visiting Mrs. Charlie McLaughlin.  Mayor Pitts, merchant, went east on  Tuesday to take stock���������of the baby.  Mrs. McDougald, of Nakusp, has been  spending a few days in the city on business.  Lawyer Christie spends nijst of his  time in New Denver now rooking the  cradle.  Mr. Culver returned   from  a   tiip to  Idaho on Friday.   Bert Sharpe, of Boss-  berg, accompanied him to visit his par- j  ents here.  Better Return Them.  W. W. B. Mclnnes has introduced a  bill to limit all underground work to  eight hours a dav, to call for certain  literary attainments which is aimed at  disqualifying Japs and Chinese, limiting  the hours of employes on government  works and fixing tlie" minimum wages at  $2.50.  A much better way of dealing with  Chinese and Japs is to give them a time  in which to turn their effects into cash,  return theni the customs money they  paid coming in and give them tickets to  return home. It is very unfair to take  their customs money then prevent them  from earning a living when they come  in. s Of course governments have no  power to fix tlie wages of employes other  than their own; but if they had they  should fix the work of these employes as  well as'their salaries. Of course the  bill cannot carry in its present form.  Whitewater Chat.  This town is on the eve of better days.  Like mo^t other places in the Kootenay,  it suffered through the stoppage of the  mining operations thirteen months ago.  Mr. Patterson, druggist, has moved  back here from Duncan City, whither he  went a year ago, and is nowconvinced  there is a living for him here."   '  The Victoria hotel has been repainted  and otherwise improved.  Wm. Walmsley has taken over the  Whitewater hotel and is doing a lively  business.  The Jackson House is in the hands of  a couple of enterprising young men from  Kaslo.  The Sunset mine has resumed operations with 1G men, and promises well.  The Whitewater,   the best developed  mine of the camp, has 100 men at work.'  and is shipping regularly.  The'Hazel is a new property owned by  Toronto .parties, under Mr. AVilliams, ���������  manager. Its average, values are 90 to  100 ox. silver and 60 per cent, lead, with  a per centage in gold aud copper. Its  workings are 175 feet of a cross-cut, 75  feet of a drift on the load, and a 35-foot  winze. The end of drift has perhaps 135  feet of vertical depth. The face of the  drift tunnel now looks well.  On the Porcupine claim adjoining the  Hazel a very promising vein of galena  lias been found, which may be handled  Irom the workings of the latter.  As the properties at the head of Kaslo  creek are developing well, and we have  a fair trail to the scene of action, Whitewater is bound to share the prosperity  of that division.  Jas. Bell. has" the contract from the  Local government of cleaning tlie trail  from Three Forks to Kaslo and putting  it in shape for travel by horse. He is  hard at work on the task, and is bound  to make an excellent job when finished.  From Far and Neap.  To Dredge Stewart River.  Mr. W. M. Ogilvie, C.E., accompanied  Dr. N. C. Smillie, left Montreal recently  for the Stewart River, N.W.T., in the  interest of the Gold Crown Mining  Company. They will proceed direct to  Dawson City, from where they will take  men and supplies for the'work of testing  the bars and.beds of the Stewart River;  in order to locate the points at which'  dredges may be most advantageously  placed, and also to test the gravel and  determine its approximate value per  cubic yard down to bed rock. The> will  be absent about three months, and are  fully provided with everything necessary  to make their, work thorough. * i  There are over 60 cases of small-pox  at Cape Nome.  It is yet a matter of doubt whether tbe>'  members of the legations have or have'  not been butchered   in   Pekin.   A few  days more will relieve the strain.  Walter Smith, a well-known miner,  died in the Greenwood hospital on Sunday night, after an illness of two weeks.  The deceased won the miner's 'race at  the Dominion Day celebration, and, -not  feeling well at the time, it is supposed  he over-exerted himself.  Captain Gore returned to Nelson this  week from the Okanagan country, where  he spent a week on a tour of inspection.  He states that it is one of the best fruit  sections of British Columbia, as many of  the ranches are this year producing an  abundance of all varieties of fruit.! The  climate is one suitable to this industry,  and the present season will produce one  of the largest crops that has been raised  for several years.���������Miner. <  ��������� Report comes from the Lower Similkameen that tlie body of Dr. Gesner Allen  has been found on the bank of the river,  about; seven miles south of the Armstrong ranch. It is supposed that Dr.,  Alien committed suicide while temporarily insane. He worked at the Nickle  -Plate mine on Twenty Mile for a few  months. The doctor was one of Koot-  eriay's pioneers and was at,one time  associated with John Houston, Al.P.P.,  in connection with Nelson's first newspaper.���������Similkameen Star. v  ^  w LlUI(H������Mir.nMi<>< <  THE MINING REVIEW-^Satckda?, Jour 38, 190������  The Mining Review.  SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1900.  able to get some insurance at a reasonable rate. For instance, it is estimated  the late loss in Sandon was quite $400,-  000, and the insurance all told did not  exceed   ^25,000.     If   it   had been oue-  is mistaken. There is one of them who  wants to become minister of mines, and  the rest of them are bound . that no man  of the "damn phool" persuasion, will  ever sit in a minister's chair.   He would  WISE IN   HIS OWN  GENERATION.  Our neighbor has not read that "'a little learning is a dangerous thing."    Because The Review  isuiging the government to come Lo the relief of prospectors  who   have   promising   claims   and   are  without the means of developing them,  by giving loans  on the security ol their  properties, the expenditure? to be made  under the   superintendence of government inspectors,   the Paystreak says we  are asking the government to go into the  giubstaking business.    Did the government of Canada, in the case of the Municipal Loan Fund,  go into  corporation  building  because it lent money to municipalities?   Does the government of 15.  C. go into the irrigation business because  it lends money  for irrigation purposes?  Doc-s it go into funning or seed business  when  it lends farmers seed grain and  takes mortgages ou crops before the seed  is in the giound?   Our neighbor has no  knowledge thai these are done and hence  its ignorance in other channels.  It is true that prospjetors .are frequently able to bond their prospects, or  to get men with means interested in  them ; but brail these cases the outsider  who puts in a few dollars in this way  gets control of the properties, and the  men   who have travelled   the hills  year  lit lie calm thought for that buffoonery,  that he thinks passes for ability and  talent iu this western countiy, he will  readily conclude  that The Review ia in  this respect on the right track and the  exceed   ^25,000.     If   it   had been one-  b\buihu.u    real friend of the country. fourth of the loss   and every  business  only become a standing insulter of every  A glance over the mining laws of-New   man and householder having a little, if  man who had to do business at the de-  Zeal uid will show that the government   not more than 20 percent, of his loss, all   partrnent.   ' ���������' ,  ���������    -������������������ "i-   losers would be in fair shape again. ���������  Large as this sum may appear to outside companies', the people of Sandon  would have paid in  the amount in  thel  i. m  /jt?LM-.Will   ,i.i,   u..~  of that country lends money to prospect  holders exactly on the plan we are suggesting here that Lhe B. C. government  should adopt. Our neighbor has no  knowledge of this either. It has the  knowledge, or rather feeds itself with  the fancy, that to be "a h-11 of a fellow"  among the miners he must oppose this  paper in everything. The most intelligent of the miners, however, plainly see  through all this.  WUU1U  uuru   (......   .-_  premiums in  the hist, four years in  FIRE INSURANCE.  The people of the Slocan are certainly  badly treated by the insurance companies doing busbies', in  the.country.   The  fact that our towns arc in a mining district in   a, western  province   docs  not  make  ris=ks any more  hazardous than  in towns similarly built in  other provinces,  or in  similar  situation* in this  province.   No one ever heard of a fire in  the Slocan an the result of the peculiar  calling of our people���������they all followed  from the causes .that occasion them  in  the older provinces.  It is true that Kaslo, Slocan and Pan-  moderate rate, if it had been ^available;  and we may say what the insured in the  other towns have paid in excessive rates  in the same time would have paid it  over again.    .  We are advised   that   Kaslo ' carries  $300,000  insurance;   Slocan,   Silverton,  New Denver and Sandon  about #75,000  each averaged up, or $300,000,  iJOOO.OOO  and outfit cheap,  in all,   paying an average of over 7 per - _  cent, or .V12,000, a   year.     From these  figures alone  mark,  the peopl  Elliott : 4  Furniture. Dealer  , and Undertaker'  KASLO, B. C.  Has lots of Furniture that must  be sold cheap,  also a bath house  g;nii'average of .'over 7'per  V',;'V; ���������'"��������������������������� ��������� ��������� ������������������ - ������������������   ��������� -   ,    ;00p;- a-Oyeiirl':; From ;these j^. --.^T"��������� -.r^jij-h-'^ ^-'^-Wir'';;tv!':'  3,: aiid "theyvare under .;.-tlie'-'M'.*/''- 'W^'^^f n'P?-r':M-':-> ' v  ebplei-will re'iidily;see1 they "U-.^-II^y^II.Ul^  are "paying too dear for their whistles  even when they are purchasable at even  these prices.  rates were low before and have been  continued low since. Iu some of the  Slocan towns, other than Sandon, insurance,is given to a few parties, but at  men ."'who; have travelled  tlie tit i is vein i mn^, ^*.   after year enduring'���������'..all mariner of .hard- Chicago'''and other towns,where the best  ships-and privations, come "out at the of precautions, were taken,' arid where  small1 end of the horn.'The argument -  ,---- ^~f������.-������  ..ml  have been  of ;'(The Revie v is that the pioneers  should become tlie millionaires through I  their finds, arid not the outside capital-'.  .. ist. .-" Our neighbor's', argument' ,is- that  the pioneers should still remain the  slaves an'd-those, whom Joe>'Martin calls  "the yvhite-shirted;hoboes" should reap  all the benefits ol the prospector's labor.  But then ho is the working man's  .friend.  The Silvertonian  is terribly  agitated  lest the  present mining laws should be  disturbed.     It certainly  is not .in   the  interest of the business public that the  laws should  receive such a change as  It is true that Kaslo, Slocan and fan- | would interrupt business again ; but it is  dnn  have had disastrous (ires;  but ho I lt principle of national progress  that all  have   St. Johns, N. B.-:   Ottawa, Ont. ;| wrongs wi erever found should be recti  MINING   CONTRACTOR.  PROPERTIES   HANDLED   ON   COMMISSION.  Mines unci Mineral Claims 'examined and  reports made.  Interests taken" in part payment for services  rendered. ���������  Contracts taken for opening up lost or  invisible ledges.  Twenty years experience. ,  SANDON, B.C.  Misses M. & A. MeHMon  Have Now  Reopened Their  TQilImer/^  fied.   If the present law was the  cause  of the past year's trouble,  as the Silvertonian alleges it was, why did it not oppose  the enforcement of  that law?   To  our mind  the mining laws of this coun-  surance,is given to a few parties,  mit:u   t.iy  will   never   give satisfaction   until i  rates next lo a rent;  in Sandon  it was   they are drafted entirely by the inter-  practically  prohibitory.   Of course the  ested parlies.   If, for instance,  the gov-  compiinies will argue,   "Have not the  eminent would select a properly propor-  disnslcrs fully justified  the caution  and   tioned committee of  practical  miners,  the  rates fixed?"   The Fame arenment  mine  owners   and   capitalists,   furnish  it   then   ne   is   me   .,��������� ��������� would  apply  to the   eastern  cities we  them with food and lock them up until  tend. have named and others in a like manner   they come to an amicable understanding   Business in their own new build-  If the country had the necessary lium-   overtaken by misfortune; but it has not   among themselves as to what were suit-  ber of competent government inspectors,   made rates prohibitory  or even  extor-   able and all around satisfactory laws, we  ln8i    across   the   street   from  the  say one for the Slocan alone, there need   tionate in   these   places.       Companies   would then have something  that would  new Reco hotel  be no expense attached  to this propo&i-   must expect that the public are not pre-   nvert future tinkering  for many a day.  tion.    As the inspector would never be   pared  to justify from  7 to 10 per cent,   jf������ law will, ever give satisfaction  that  more than 20 or :j0 miles away from any   rules and guarantee absolute immunity   atfecls miners, mine owners and capital-  prospector    requiring   help,   he   could   from looses besides.    It would be legal-   ists, unless when changes  m-.-thnm are  readily make an inspection of the prop-   ized robbery for the people of the Slocan   contemplated all interests arc properly  erty, and if he saw indications warrant-   to pay the  insurance monies  they have  consulted,  ing an expenditure he could recommend   paid in the past and guauui'.ee freedom ��������� - - ��������� =  it, naming lhe amount and directing the  from losses besides.        ' John Houston  says  that all  the  ITY.  JO.  Their stock will be found quite j  complete,  and ik embraces all the -  requirements for ladies and child- j  Call and see. ' j  ren  SIX  mariner of the outlay.  Under such management for a few  thousand dollars, 'comparatively speaking, much of the wealth of ..the country^  now hidden for the Want of means to  uncover it, would soon be brought to the  surface, and scores of our most descrying  men would become the capitalists of the  country. Failures would, of course, result in some instances, but from the way  ''��������� they would be overbalanced by the successes, the public would readily concede  the undertaking was well advised.  We venture the opinion that there are  today-hundreds of young properties  within a dozen miles of Sandon.that will  yet, in the hands of capitalists, become  the leading rhines of the country, lying  idle in the hands of poor prospectors,  who are unable to get capital interested  in any satisfactory plan to work them.  If our neighbor will only substitute a  0111 IClSSiCS ljCSidCS.   '      .'   . ,iuuu  aj -     .  .  "What the people now require [���������> a local members of the Kootenay are a unit on  company of their own.   cither on   the all matters all'ec ing the country ; but he  stock or the mutual principle. '    stociv oi��������� m.iu ni,.,.  ,  . Kaslo is  now a well-built town willr aii.excellent  water .-system;   Sandon  lias always had  an eflicieht system, and  it is now! being  rebuilt on a safe principle.; -Slocah,  Silverton and  New Denver are  well-bu!lt  towns and  they aro  putting in  water  Gysleins.   li we had' the local  company  incorporated,1 ;\yiih a proper 'inspector to  see that (ire traps in every town desiring  insurance  Wore disposed of and proper  precaution takeri all around, we should  then be in a shape for business, limiting  risks in every case to one-third or one-  half   value,   so   there   would be   little  chance of anyinsiirecliselling their effects  to   the  'company.     "We   are   confident  the people1 would be immensely better  off all around���������that every reputable business man   and householder  would  be  HIDES AND DEER SKINS.  SHIP   TO  MCMILLAN   FUR & WOOL CO  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North. Minneapolis, Minn.  Write   for" Our. Circular   aud   See   tire   Prices   we   Pay  'I  resh i THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, July 38, 1900.  v Imperial Federation.  The Westminster Gazette,  comment-  Mng on the   passage of   the Australian  /commonwealth bill,   says:     "Theie   is  another question of'great importance.  ',tDoes tlie federation of the colonies, in-  '.ter se, tend to what is known as federa-  l.tion en essenco?    We helieve it does,but  j.hardly as  Imperial federation  is ordin-  'arily understood.   "We see' little chance  of any constant colonial representation  in either House of Parliament or in the  Executive.   The colonies will do  much  voluntarily, but little compul.-iorily.  The  t51d fear of being taxed from homo is by  no means completely exorcised, and the  idea that taxation imposed'by tho Imperial Parliament may follow representation or the Imperial Executive  is, we  believe,  for the present, fatal ,to all the  schemes which   ingenious constitution-  mongers provide from time to time. JJut  ias the colonies federate themselves they  (will provide a loose   hut effective r'eady-  unade federation   for the Empire.    The  filing is immensely simplified when, in-  'stead of having ,to deal with  a score of  i'colonial governments, the imperial government finds itself in the presence of  'two or 'three groups of colonies with'  (t.hcir executives. We may ensiiy.con-  'ceive a time when a British government  'will rind it absolutely impossible to take  ,'any. important step involving the whole  /Empire without consulting the prime  ^ministers of the Dominion of Canada,  Australia and federated South Africa.  When that comes about we shall find  that the'Empire has federated itself,  though, as usual, in absence of mind.  The Horse in Russia,  A. correspondent to the Buffalo Horse  ; World,   who   has spent   some time in  Russia, says:  "Speaking of horses, there is a notable  ["law in effect in most of the large Russian  )[ towns   concerning theni   that   deserves  special mention.     Among the curious  'things that arrest the attention on  arriving in Moscow is  the entire absence  \) of whips among the drivers of cabs, car-  ' riages and all sorts of vehicles.   On inquiry I  was informed that, there was a  law prohibiting their use.    1 don't  be-  ti lieve there is a single whip in use in  C Moscow. ' The excellent condition of the  rhorses attests the benefit of this humane  Ijlaw.   Nothing can exceed the beauty of  .the sleek and well groomed horses used  in the carriages of Moscow."  Klondike���������Geological Survey.  A preliminary report on the Klondike  cold tields, Yukon Distiict, N.W.T., by  R. G. McConnell, B.A., Ottawa. G. M.  Dawson, C.M.G.', L.L.D., F.R.S., director. Government Printing Bureau, 1900.  Page 44; pamphlet; illustrated; maps.  This is regarded by Dr. Dawson-as the  first report based on a systematic and  raodeiately scientific examination of the  district, although the summary report  for 1S98 contained some account of the  geology and general conditions in the  Klondike region. This report is based  on field work done by Mr. McConnell in  the summer of 1809, and the map which  accompanies it was prepared from the  surveys of Mr. J. F. E. Johnston, supported by information gained from  others of a reliable character. This  region is now so well known that per-  -haps a description here will be regarded i  as superficial, but this is the first care-!  fully,prepared report; and it will perhaps  be of some interest to our readers to  have us'review it briefly. The Klondike fields are east of the Yukon river,  in latitude (34 degrees north, embrace  about 800 square miles, the ' principal  gold-bearing streams being Bonanza, El-  dufado, Bear and Hunker creeks, which  flow into the Klondike, itself a tributary  of, the Yukon, and Quartz creek, Dominion creek, 'Gold Run and Sulphur  creek,' flowing into Indian river. TheEe  streams cut the palaeozoic; stratified  and foliated tertiary eruptive rocks, of  tho high plateau through which they  run, forming wide, fiat valleys near the  the mouths which narrow down toward  the heads of the streams. The general  elevation of this eroded plateau now  firming the ridges of' the, country is  something over 4,000 feet above sea level  Those streams flowing into Indian river  are generally sluggish toward their outlets, forming marshy valleys, while-on  the Klondike side the streams are somewhat more rapid. The gravels are class,  ified as stream, terrace, river and old  valley gravels. Sinking and drifting is  the most common method of working  tho creek iliims.' As the ground must  be thawed, steam is now being generally  employe/1 for that purpose. The material is piled up to be washed in spring  time. Timbering is seldom required.  The employment of machinery is still  insignificant, though its use is greatly  required. The gold production for the  district, as given bv the report, approximates as follows: 1S97, -2,500,000; 1898,  10,000,000; 1S99, 10,000,000. Timber required for mining purposes may be had  for some time to come. A somewhat  exhaustive report is made on the various  streams mentioned, ,       .   -  Railway Gossip.  The regular service on the Arrowhead  branch ol the C." P. R. was resumed on  Sunday. Since the high water made it  possible for, the steameis on the Arrow  Lakes to go clear up to Revelstoke the  company ran a special train each evening  a 8 o'iock to meet the down river boat.  This terminated Saturday. Passengers'  will now leave .Arrowhead at 7 a.m. for  all main line and coast points. .  .On account of the great inconvenience  ofgetiing from Greenwood to Phoenix  after the passenger trains ariive���������10:o0  p.in.���������the business men and residents i f  Phoenix are hoping that a regular passenger service to this town will be put  on boon, says tho Pioneer. Now that  the track is complete in every particular  and the depot finished and occupied by  an agent, it is probable that passeger  and express service will be inaugurated  shortly.  A white man and his colored foe  W'eie hi ought up for a fight'.  "The   proof is   plain,"   the  judge   remarked ;-  " 'lis bore in black and white."  ���������Montreal Herald.  has taught us how to make the  best Emulsion in the world;  Experience has proved that  this Emulsion is worthy of  entire confidence. There  are many imitations of  and all kinds of substitutes for it;  but none equal it. If your doctor  recommends you to take Cod-Liver  Oil, or you know yourself that you  need it, get SCOTT'S EMULSION ;  it is the best Cod-Liver Oil in the  best form.  If we hadyour address we would send  you a sample and a pamphlet telling  more about it.,  __ joe. ������nd 5i.oc, alldrugeiits.  SCOTT & BOWNE, ��������� b     Toronto.  Harry Nash;  Practical  Tinsmith and Plumber.  Agent for Metallic Roofing Co.  .- of Canada.  Manufacturer of Galvanized Airpipe,  Powder-thawers, Camp Stoves and all  kinds of Sheet Metal Work.  With the'latest in tools, machines and  Good Stock,' I "am prepared to do only  first-class work. . i  ' Personal attention-given-to all orders. *  Estimates Given. Moderate Pkices.  Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.  Shop, at present, near Sandon Sawmill.  BRADSHAW  BROS.  FRONT STREET,'    KASLO.  Miners' Boots and Shoes,  Clothing and Furnishings,  Best makes of Tents���������5x7 at $2.50,  -0x8 at $2.75.  Alta Lodge, No. 29.  A. P. AND A. M.  Regular Communication of the lodge.  Meets first Thursday in each month at S p. m.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  THOS. BROWN, Sec'y.  J. W.  BAIjMAIN,  Civil  Engineer,   Architect,   Etc.  i     P. O. Box 170.  SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.   '  t M. L. GRIMMETT, 1,1,. B.   -  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary  ,     Public, Etc.  Sandon, British Columbia.  W. S. Due-why H. T. Twigg  Sandon, B, C.       New Denver, B. C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Laud Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedfoid & McNeil Code.  A. R. HEYLAND,  ENGINEER,  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  SANDON, B. C.  &Q*&&^$>$><$������S^G><$><&^&&&$><S>&&S!>  ! Attractive  <s>  Will draw the attention to  to what is going on in the  mercantile world; therefore keeping the names of  leading- merchants, with  ' their up-to-date announcements,  before the public.  Try au Ad in the Mining  Review, which has a large  circulation.  The Denver House  JOHN NELSON, Pnor.  , This house has recently been  repapered and refitted in all appointments. The tabic is firstclass, the bar supplies the best  and the rooms are all that can  be desired for comfort.  Rates Moderate.   , ,  Canadian Pacific Railway.  "Imperial  Established 1S58.  M. R. Smith & Co.  riannfacturers of all kinds of  Plain and Fancy    :  BITS Al'BESlli  VICTORIA, B. C.  BRANCH-VANCOUVER, B. C.  JJ  Service for the year 1900 will  be commenced June 10th.  The "Imperial Limited"  takes you across the Continent in four days with-.  out change. It is a solid  vestibuled train, luxuriously equipped with every  possible essential for the  comfort and convenience  of passengers. Ask your  friends who have travelled  on it, or address  E.J. Coyle, A.G.P.A., Vancouver, B.C.  W. P. Anderson, T.P.A., Nelson, B.C.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP, TICKETS :  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates aud full information to any C 1'. K. agent;  or J. R. Crudge, Agent, Sandon,  W. P. F. Cummlng-5, Gen.S.S. Agent Winnipeg THE MINING, REVIEW���������Saturday, July 28, '1900.  The Mining Review.  ���������     SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1900.  WISE IN   HIS OWN  GENERATION.  Our neighbor has not read that "a little learning is a dangerous thine;." BeL  cause The Review is urging the government to come to the relief of prospectors  'who have promisingi claims and are  without the means of developing them,  by giving loans on the security ot their  properties, the expenditures to be made  under the superintendence of government inspectors, the Paystreak says we  are asking tlie government to go into the  grubstaking business. Did the government of Canada, in the,case of the Municipal Loan Fund, go into corporation  building because it lent money to municipalities? Does tlie government of B.  C. go into the inigation bufiness because  it lends money for irrigation purposes?  Dots it go into farming or seed business  when it lends fanners seed grain and  takes mortgages on crops before the seed  is in the ground? Our neighbor has no  knowledge that these are done and hence  its ignorar.ee in. other channels.  It is true that prospectors are"frequently able to bond their prospects, or  to get men with means interested in  them; but in all these cases the outsider  who puts in a few dollars in this way  gets control of the properties, and the  men who have travelled the hills year  after year enduring all manner of hardships and privations, come out at the  small end of the horn. The argument  of The Revie v is that the pioneers  should become the millionaires through  their finds, and not the outside capitalist.     Our  neighbor's argument  is  that  . the   pioneers   should  still   remain  the  ' slaves and those whom Joe Martin calls  "tlie white-shirted hoboes" should reap  all the benelits ol the prospectoi's labor.  But   then   he   is   the   working   man's  .friend.  If the country had the necessary number of competent government inspectors,  say one for the Slocan alone, there need  lie no expense attached to this proposition. As the inspector would never be  more than 20 or 30 miles away from any  " prospector requiring help, he could  readily make an inspection of the property, and if he saw indications warranting an expenditure he could recommend  it, naming the amount and diiecting the  manner of the outlay.  Under such management for .a few  thousand dollars, comparatively speaking, much oi the wealth of the country,  now hidden for the want of means to  uncover it, would soon be brought to the  surface, and scores of our most deserving  men would become tho capitalists ot the  country. Failures would, of course, result in some instances, but from the way  they would be overbalanced by the successes, the public would readily concede  the undertaking was well advised.  We venture the opinion that there are  today hundreds of young properties  within a dozen miles of Sandon.tliat will  yet, in the hands of capitalists; become  the leading mines of the country, lying  idle in the hands of poor prospectors,  who are unable to get capital interested  in  any satisfactory plan to work  them.  If our neighbor will only substitute a  Hi tie calm thought for that buffoonery,  that he thinks passes, for ability and  talent in this western country, he will  readily conclude that The Review is in  this respect on the right track and the  real friend of the country.  A glance over the mining laws of-New  ZeaHnd will show that the government  of that country lends money to prospect  holders exactly on the plan we are suggesting here that the B. C. government  should adopt. Our neighbor has no  knowledge of this either. It has the  knowledge, or rather feeds itself with  the fancy, that to be "a h���������11 of a fellow"  among the miners he must oppose this  paper in everything. The most intelligent of the miners, however, plainly see  through all this. "  FIRE INSURANCE.  The people of the Slocan are certainly  badly tieated by the insnrance'co'mpuin  lcs doing busines in the country. The  fact that our towns are in a mining district in a western province does not  make ri=ks any more hazardous than  in towns similarly built in other .provinces, or in similar situation* in this  province. No one ever heard of a fire in  the Slocan an the result of tho .peculiar  calling of our people���������they all followed  from the causes_that occasion them in  the olderprbvinces. '  It is true that TCaslo, Slocan and Sandon have had disastrous iires; but so  have St. Johns,'"'N.' B.-, Ottawa, Ont.;'  Chicago'and other towns;where the best  of precautions were taken, and where  rates were low before and have been  continued low since. In some of the  Slocan towns, other than Sandon, insurance is given to a few parties, but at  rates next to a rent; in Sandon it wns  practically prohibitory. Of course the  companies will argue, "Have not the  disasters fully justified the caution and  the rates fixed?" The pame-arcument  would apply to the eastern cities we  have named and others in a like manner  overtaken by misfortune; but it has not  made rates prohibitory or even extortionate in these places. Companies  must expect that the public are not prepared to justify from 7 to 10 per cent,  rates and guarantee absolute immunity  from looses besides. It would be legalized robbery for the people of the Slocan  to pay the insurance monies they have  paid in the past and guarantee freedom  fiom losses besides.  What the people now require ii a local  company of tlieir own, either on the  stock or the mutual principle. Kaslo is  now a well-built town with jan excellent  water system ; Sandon lias always had  an efficient system, and it is now being  rebuilt on a safe principle; Slocan, Silverton and New Denver are . wiell-birlt  towns and they are putting in water  Gystems.'' It we had'the,local company  incorporated, .with a proper inspector to  see that fire traps in every town desiring  insurance were disposed of and proper  precaution taken all around, we should  then be in a shape for business, limiting  risks in every case to one-third or one-  half value, so there would be little  chance of any insured selling lheh\effects  to the company. ���������' AVe are confident  the people would be immensely better  oil'all around���������that every reputable business man   and ..householder,  -would  be  able to get some insurance at a reasonable rate. For instance, if is estimated  the late loss in Sandon was quite $4.00,-  000, and the insurance all told did not  exceed sj-25,000. If il had been one-  fourth of the loss and every business  man and householder having a little, if  not more than 20 per cent, of his loss, all  losers would be in fair shape again.  Large as this sum may appear to outside companies, the people of Sandon  would have paid in the amount in the  premiums in, the hist four years, in a  moderate rate, if it had been available;  and we may say what the insured in the  other towns have paid in excessive rates  in the same time would have paid it  over again.    .  We are advised that Kaslo 'carries  $300,000 insurance; Slocan, Silverton,  New Denver and Sandon about $75,000  each averaged up, or $300,000, S}G00,000  in all, paying an average ol* over 7 per  cent, or $42,000 a year. _ From these  figures alone, and they are under the  mark, the people will readily see they  are "paying too dear for their whistles"  even when they are purchasable at even  these prices.  The Silvertonian is terribly agitated  lest the present mining laws should be  disturbed. J t certainly is not in the  interest of the business public that the  laws should receive such a change as  would interrupt business again ; but it is  a principle of national progress that all  wrongs wl erevcr found should be rectified. If the present law was the cause  of the past year's trouble, as the Silvertonian alleges it was, why did it not oppose tlie enforcement of that law? To  our mind tlie mining laws of this coun-  Uy will never give satisfaction until  they are diafted entirely by tho interested parties. If,\ for instance, the government would select a properly proportioned committee of piactical miners,  mine owners and capitalists, furnish  them with food and lock them up.until  they come to an amicable understanding  among themselves as to what were suitable and all around satisfactory laws, we  would then have something that would  avert future tinkering for many a day.  No law will, ever giv-; satisfaction that  affects miners, mine owners and capitalists, unless when changes in them are  contemplated all microtis are properly  consulted.  John Houston says that all the six  members of the Kootenay are a unit on  all matters afl'ec ing the country ; but he  is mistaken. There is one of them who  wants to become minister of mines, and  the rest of them are bound that no man  of the "damn phpol" persuasion will  ever sit in a minister's chair. He would  only become a standing insulter of every  man who had to do'business at the'department.  R. Elliott  Furniture.Dealer  0  il'  KASLO, B. C.  '  Has lots of Furniture that' must-  be sold cheap, also a bath house  and outfit cheap.  W. W. lamer, M. E,  c     MINING   CONTRACTOR. -  PROPERTIES   HANDLED  ON   COMMISSION.  Mines and Mineral Claims .examined and  reports made.  Interests taken in part payment for services  rendered.        ' .    ' ,    . _  Contiaets taken for opening up lost or  invisible lcdRes.  Twenty years experience.     '      -  ,  SANDON, B.C.  Misses M. & 4. McKinnon  Have Novy  Reopened Their  TCillmery  Business iu their own .new building, across the" street from the  new Reco hotel.  Their stock will be found quite  complete, and it. embraces all the  requirements for ladies and child-  ren.    Call and see.  HIDES AND DEER SKINS.  SHIP   TO  McMillan fur & wool co.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  v 200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.  Write   for   Our   Circular   and   See   the   Prices   we   Pay.  1 THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, July a8,-1900.  The Westminster Gazette, comment-  Sing, on the   passage of   the Australian  [commonwealth bill,   says':     "Theie   is  ! another question of great importance.  ^(Does the federation of the colonies, in-  ',ter se, tend to what is known as federation en essence?    We believe it does,but  ^hardly as  Imperial federation  is ordin  'arih' understood.    We see little chance  of any constant colonial representation  in either House of Parliament or in the  Executive.   The colonies  will do  much  voluntarily, but little compuhorily.  The  ild fear of being taxed from home is by  no means completely exorcised, and the  idea that  taxation imposed  by tho Imperial Parliament may follow representation or the Imperial Executive  is,Ve  believe,   for the present, fatal  to all the  schemes which   ingenious constitution-  mongers provide from time to lime. Bat  ias tlie colonies federate themselves they  (will piovide a loose   but effective ready-  unado federation  for the Empire,   The  filing is immensely simplified when, instead of having  to deal with  a score of  ;colonial governments,  the Imperial government finds itself ,iri^t_hc_ presence of  nwo   or 'three groups"-"of~colonies  with  '.their executives.    We  may easily con-  Cceive a time when a British government  ,>\vill find it absolutely impossibleto take  ;any important step "ii-volving the whole  '���������Empire without' consulting   the  prime  iministers of the   Dominion of Canada,  Australia and  federated   .South Africa.  When  that comes about  wc shall iind  fthat. the  Empire   has  federated  itself,  , though, as usual, in absence of mind.  The Horse in Russia.    .  A correspondent to the' Buffalo Horse  World, who has spent some time ,in  Russia, says:  "Speaking of horses, there is a notable  1 law in effect in most of the large Russian  towns concerning them that deserves  special mention. Among the curious  things that arrest the attention on arriving in Moscow is the entire absence  of whips among the drivers of cabs, carriages and all sorts of vehicles. On inquiry I was informed that there was a  law prohibiting their use. L don't believe there is a single whip in use in  Moscow. The excellent condition of the  horses attests the benefit of this humane  law. Nothing can exceed the beauty of  the sleek and well groomed horses used  in -tlie carriages of Moscow."  Klondike���������Geological Survey.  A preliminary report on the Klondike  i gold fields. Yukon District, N.W.T., by  1 R. G. McConnell, B.A., Ottawa. G. M.  Dawson, O.M.G...L.L.D., _F.R.S._,. direc-.  } tor. Government Printing bureau, 1UU0.  [Page 44; pamphlet; illustrated; maps.  This is regarded by Dr. Dawson as the  I first report  based on a systematic and  modeiately scientific examination of the  ���������district,  although the summary report  I,for 1S98 contained  some account of the  |-.geology and general conditions  in  the  [Klondike  region.   This report is based  ��������� on field work done by Mr. McConnell in  ,the summer of 1899, and the map which  accompanies it was prepared from the  surveys of Mr. .1. F. E. Johnston,  sup-  , ported  'b3r   information    gained   from  others   of   a  reliable character.     This  region is now so well known  that per-  Lhaps a description here will be regarded  j as superficial,  but this is  the first care-  t fully prepared report, and it will perhaps  j be of some interest to our readers to  have us review it briefly.   The Klondike fields are east of  tho Yukon river,  Lin  latitude C4 degrees north,  embrace  Fabout   800   square miles, the  principal  1 gold-bearing streams being Bonanza, El-  [dorado, Bear and Hunker creeks, which  [flow into the Klondike, itself a tributary  of 'the Yukon, and Quartz creek, DoJ  minion creek, Gold Run and Sulphur  creek,(flowing into Indian river. These  streams -'cut the palaeozoic, stratified  and foliated tertiary eruptive rocks of  the high plateau through which they  run, forming wide, flat valleys near the  the mouths which narrow down toward  the heads of the streams. The general  elevation of 'this eroded plateau now  forming tho ridges of the country is  something over 4,000 feet above sea level  Those streams flowing into Indian river  are generally sluggish toward their outlets," forming marshy valleys, while on  the Klondike side the streams are somewhat more rapid. The gravels are class  ified as stream, terrace, river and old  valley gravels. Sinkintr and drifting is  the most common method of working  the creek diims. As the ground must  be thawed, steam is now being generally  employed for that purpose. The material is piled up to be washed in spring  time. Timbering is seldom required.  The employment of machinery is still  insignificant, though its use is greatly  required. The gold production for the  district, as given bv the report, approximates as follows: 1S97, 2,500,000; 1898,  10,000,000; 1899,10,000,000. Timber inquired for mining purposes may be had  for some time to come.' A somewhat  exhaustive report is made on the various  streams mentioned.  Railway Gossip.  The regular service on the Arrowhead  branch ol the C. P. R. was resumed on  Sunday. -Since the, high water made it  nossible for thesteaineis on the Arrow  Lakes to go clear up to Revelstoke the  company ran a special trnin each evening  a 8 o'loi-k to meet the down river boat.  This tei initiated Saturday. Passengers  will now leave Arrowhead at 7 a.m. for  all main line and coast points.  .On account of the great inconvenience  of getting from Greenwood to Phoenix  after the passenger trains anive���������10:30  p.iii.���������the business men and residents, i f  Phoenix are hoping that a regular passenger service to this town -will be put  oii toon, says the Pioneer. Now that  (he track is complete in every particular  and the depot finished and occupied by  an agent, it is probable that passeger  and express service v ill be inaugurated  shortly.  A white man and his colored foe  Were brought up for a fight.  "The   proof is   plain,"   tlie   judge   remarked ;  " 'Tis here in black and white." ���������  '������������������Montreal Herald.  has taught us how to make the  best Emulsion in the world;  Experience has,proved that  this Emulsion is worthy of  entire confidence. There  are many imitations of  and all kinds of substitutes for it;  but none equal it. If your doctor  recommends you to take Cod-Liver  Oil, or you know yourself that you  need it, get SCOTT'S EMULSION ;  it is the best Cod-Liver Oil in the  best form.  If we had your address we would send  you a sample and a pamphlet telling  more about it.   ���������  Joe. and fi.oo, all druggists.  SCOTT & BOWNE, ��������� h     Toronto.  Harry Nash  > Practical  Tinsmith and Plumber.  Agent for Metallic Roofing Co.  of Canada.  Manufacturer of Galvanized Airpipe,  Powder-thawers, Camp Stoves and all  kinds of Sheet Metal Work.  With the latest in tools, machines and  Good Stock, I am prepared to-do only  first-class work. '  Personal attention given to all orders.  Estimates Given. Moderate Prices'.  Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.  Shop, at present, near Sandon Sawmill.  BRADSHAW  BROS.  FRONT STREET,     KASLO.'  Miners' Boots and Shoes,  Clothing and Furnishings,  Best makes of Tents���������5x7 at $2.50,  0x8 at $2.75.  Alta Lodge, No. 20.  A. Fi AND A. M.  Regular Communication of the lodge.  Meets first Thursday In each month at S p. in.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  TII0S. BROWN, See'y.  '    'J. W.  BAfcMAIN,'   .  Civil  Engineer,  Architect,   Etc.  P. O. Box 170. 1  SANDOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  M. -L. GRIMMETT, IX. B.  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary  Public, Etc.  ' Sandon, British Columbia.  I Attractive  W. S. DllEWRYi, H. T. TWIGG  Sandon, B, C.       New Denver, B. C.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial Laud Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedfoid & McNeil Code.  A. R. JHNEYLAND,  ENGINEER,  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.^,  SANDON, -B.C.  Will draw the attention to  to what is going on in the  mercantile world; therefore keeping the names of  leading merchants, with  their up-to-date announcements, before the public.  <| Try an Ad in the Mining  Review, which has a large  circulation.  The Denver House  JOHN NELSON, Prop.  This house has recently been  repapered and refitted in all appointments. The table is firstclass, the bar supplies the best  and the rooms are all that can  be desired for comfort.  Rates Moderate.  Canadian Pacific Railway.  a\  m  Li mi ted"  Established 1S58.  M. R. Smith & Co.  flaniifacturers of all kinds of  Plain and'Fancy  n mi wsm  VICTORIA, B. C.  BRANCH-VANCOUVER, B. C.  Service for the year 1900 will  be commenced June 10th.  The "Imperial Limited"  takes you across' the Continent in four days without change. It is a solid  vestibuled train, luxuriously equipped with every  possible essential for the  comfort and convenience  of passengers. Ask your  friends who have travelled  011 it, or address  E.J. Coyle, A.G.P.A., Vancouver, B.C.  W. P. Anderson, T.P.A., Nelson, B. C.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKS7S  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines. Apply for sailing dates,  rates and full information to any C. P. K. agent  or J. R. CrudKe, Agent, Sandon,  W. P. H. Cumniings, (jCU.S.S. Agent Winnipeg THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, July 28, 1900.  Eroreres^^  SBiMM^ZJW^ii^iMmMVlWBI';  i   '  tltMHIHHIMI H-H-M-H-������4������4 H ��������� M H  h-f-H-f-f-H-H-  WALL PAPER  .M.,'^.1 ,.|.���������.,.).���������.>...i.������.<'������.m'.CI^I.<������1.'1.CI.������.VL,M.CI.M.,>,..,.,"..M.C������ |M.I% .X.I'..'  A Nice Selection  of Wall Paper in stock  and NEW DESIGNS  to arrive shortly.  .'Sim.m.i'i.m.i'i.".*"*.'*.!'*.  M.r*.'M-k.M.I'UM./',.M.rnM,l'l.M.*'*.M,,������,..   [������������������������  ;kH^.H.-H~r-Hr^*r+^~r^^  grnmrrylwnifii������>������Ml vj^MJ^WJ������m*lil^lgm^^  Pi  w���������mBaimmg��������� ,THE MINING: REVIEW���������Saturday, July 28, 1900.  A Murderer at Eight.  >    *   ������������������������������������������������������  A Chinaman at Rossland Killed by a  Boy of That Age.  Rossland, July 24.���������P. K. Ahearn, assistant superintendent of the ^Pinke'rton  Detective Agency at Seattle, has suc-  ' ceeded in clearing up , the mystery  attached, to the death of Mali Lin, a  Oliinese*:ook', who was found dead in  the kitchen of Mrs. Chenoweth  on the  f 23rd of May last.   Tho man  had been  /shot by some unknown person, and as  the , local authorities were unable to  ascertain the perpetrator, Mr. Ahearn  was sent to Rossland by tlie head Chinaman at Victoria, who had taken up the  affair.  As soon as Ahearn got to Rossland he  conferred with'Officer Raymer, who was  in charge of the case. He at once decided the killing had been done by some  one in the house,-and asked to see Mrs.  Chenoweth's eight-year old son Ernest.  A short talk  with "the boy brought out  , the fact that he had killed the Chinaman  because he had laughed at him.  "1 told him that if he laughed at me  I would shoot him with my brother's  gun," said the boy. "He laughed again  and I went into my brother's room,  climbed over the bed and got the gun.  I aimed at him and pulled the trigger,  but the gun would not go off. I tried  again and it went off and shot him.   He  - fell.on^Jhis face on the floor .and didn't  laugh any more, and the doctor was  wrong when he said he fell on his back.  After I shot him I put the gun back and  went down the street."  Echoes From Other Camps.  On the Sunset group in Deadwood  camp work is being done on the discovery made about a month ago. It is now  believed that .the ore body is the same  as that on the Mother Lode.  A rich strike of pvrrhotite ore was  made on the Witte group of claims, between South Deadwood and Smith's  camp, tlie past week. The ledge i������  about four feet in width and carries good  values in copper.  On the Bay Horse an open cross-cut  has been run 80 fee , and from this a 20-  foot shaft has been sunk. The ledge is  about 30 feet, giving good values in copper. The Bav Horse is owned by George  R. Naden and I. II. Hallett, of Greenwood .  F. M. Chadburne has taken up the  bond on the Black Prince mine on  Boulder Creek in the'" Windermere district. A large showing of , copper has  been uncovered there recently.  On the Mollie and Tredwell,' west and  adjoining the Jumbo, the lead has been  traced for 300 feet and opened by crosscuts in three places. The work done is  r. 20-loot shaft, in ore, and a 25-foot tunnel run on the lead. The ore is a pyrr-  hotite carrying good copper values.        ���������  The third assessment on the J. I. C.  claim, situated on tlie north fork of Hall  creek, has just been completed with sat-  satisfactory results. A 15-foot ledge of  decayed quartz has been uncovered and  the specimens now being assayed arc  expected to run high in gold. The claim  belongs to P. Burns.  The Britania group of mines on Howe  Sound, 30 miles from Vancouver, have  been bonded to the British American  Corporation, owners of the LeRoi mine,  for $1,500,000, the terms being $50,000  payable August 17, !f50,000 for five succeeding months, payable on the 17th of  each month ; then $100,000 payable each  month for three succeeding month's, on  the 17th; and $900,000 at the end of  twelve months' time.  M-IU-lSTTHlFi BROS,  ��������� '   ��������� *;  : General TOetcKaivts.  *  ���������  ��������� ���������     ' . -o '  ��������� ' Have opened up" a new and well-selected stock of  -���������  ������  Black as China is painted  just now,  there is some talk of Japanning her.   .  ���������  ������  JLMervv Ooodbsf  bought at right prices.  ���������  ������  am  I*  <���������  2KTO OI-iZD STOCK:.  CArtERON, .-FajsMonaWe Tailor.  Just below the fire-swept line.  A fine selection of goods  always on hand.  Special  ^^tytentiori Gri-v-eri to FT1-!  YOU  Are Going*  To Build!  See C. K. SKALES,  - THE EXPERT PAPERHANQER  Who will give you close figures  on Painting, Paperhangiug and  Signs. We are quick at the  busiues���������up-to-date mechanics in  every way.  NICKERSON, The Watchmaker and  second-hand dealer was born in the  business. Try him! Baker street, Nelson, B. C.  folliott & McMillan  Gontraotors  and BuilcLeir-s.  Plans and estimates furnished on all classes of buildings.  Factory opposite the C. P. R. freight shed.  Sash and Doors, Frames and" Mouldings on hand or to order on  short notice.  ,   ^Dealers fn Kou$K and Pressed Lumber.  SMn$Tes, Lain, Lime and JJrtclu  CALL AND GET PRICES.  P. O. Box 155.     . Sandon, B. C.  N  Finest Stationery at Cliffe's ==\H  XH'K7M'INI"NG7REVIEW���������^Saturday" July 28,������ 1906:  THE LOCAL GRAFT.  ''      Robt. Broddy is now counter-hopping  at E. R. Atherton's.  The tables, etc., for the Ivanhoe coii-  centrator arrived by the K. & S. this  week.  The Sandon prodigals have returned,  but there was no fatted calf fit for the  slaying.  L. Hupperton is putting up a new  shoe shop next to Mrs. MoKinnon's  millinery.  Messrs.  Crosbv and Houston, of the  . steamer Slocan, "came up for the dance  Thursday night.   ���������  '     II   C.  Holden,   painter  and   paper-  hanger,  is likely to remove to Sandon  again to settle permanently.  " 'Ot, 'otter, 'otest!" This is.J,he way  the weather has run the fore part of the  week until the showers came.  About a dozen iuen are at work revamping the flume and putting it in  shape to advance street building later  on. ��������� ' i    '  The relief committee aie expending  several hundred dollai-6 on the liuine,  and Chief Stubbs is now superintending  the work.  Ernest Mansfield and his party of capitalists will arrive in Nelson on  the 9th  of August.   Mr. Mans/ield has ever been  successful   in   his   enterprises   in    this  -country.    ',  A motion is to be made before Judge  Forin here at the next chainoers by Mc-  Ann & McKay, of Kaslo, for judgement  in the matter of Geigench vs. Dill and  Curiam The action is for .$17,000 against  defendants as executors of the estate of  the late Alan Ha'y.  The Rev. A. M. Sanford cannot surely  be as good, a prophet as a preacher else  he never would have gone and taken  Mrs. Sanford with him to the Queen  Bess mine on Wednesday, at the hour  they went���������he would have waited until  the"hail and rain were over.  Now that the Wood-Atherton deal for  the brick block on the K. & S. property  is off officials of the company say several  other parties are negotiating to take it  up As the locality is the best in the  city, no doubt it could be made a paying  investment for any man with money to  build a substantial building there.  Reports from Victoria show that the  Hon. Jas. Dunsmuir, premier, is not the  bad man be is represented in some  quarters as being- He proposes to put  a tax of 5 cents a ton on the output of  eoal mines, whioh will net'the province  !fG4,000 annually in revenue, and he  himself will be the principal contributor. '     -   >  It is reallv too bad that white labor  has been forced to the wall in the Stev-  eston strike, tlieir places being taken by  Chineses and Japs, and the piofits going  to outside shareholders. White labor in  every foim ought to oppose the encroachments of Chinese and Japs, and  at the same lime be reasonable in its  demands.  The Ottawa-Hull fire relief money is  to be distributed in this way:. There are  about 3,000 claimants iii the' two cities  and . every claim, is being investigated.  When the investigation is completed a  dividend of the total collection will be  declared to the claimants. Not one dollar of the. money has been, or will be,  expended on public works.  The new Filbert had its formal opening on Thursday evening, when it was  given ah old-time house warming. ' The  dinin" room was converted into a bali-  ioom," where the young people of the  citv, with a seasoning.of married people,  en joyed; once more the mazy dance. Although not yet furnished throughout the  hotel is a neat and comfortable house  and Messrs Walmsley & Bennett are to  be congratulated on having so soon secured such, excellent premises. They  will no doubt, have even ii larger share  of public pationage than formerly.  Jobbers and Retailers in  Hardware  and  Mining Supplies  *T' Rails and Track Iron,  Crow's Nest Coal,  Bar and Sheet Iron,  Jessop & Canton Steel for Hand  Machine Drills, ���������>  Powder, Caps, Fuse,  Iron Pipe and Fittings, -  Oils, Waste, etc.,  Mine or Mill Supplies of all kinds,  Agents ,Traux Automatic Ore Cais,  and  Head Office-  Stores at  -Nelson, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C.  Mr. Atherton is pulling down his brick  warehouse to prepare for tlie new store.  Jas. Fisher has the lumber on the  ground for his saloon on the K. & S. addition. "  R. R. Trueman has erected a large  tent near the Reco hotel for a photo  studio.  R". G. Henderson, of the Arlington  hotel, Slocan, was married to Miss Cora  Stanton at Nelson last week.  Mr. Cepperly, the insurance man of  Vancouver, was in the city Tuesday adjusting the Last Chance claim.  One of the unfortunete women appeared on the streets Thursday night  very impioperly clad. Enquiry showed  she is badly demented, and is now a  subject for better care.  Blue papers were served during the  week on about a dozen men asking them  to show in the police court their visible  means of support. As none of them  turned up it is now evident that both the  means and the support are invisible.  That's right clean out the hoboes.  The management of the Hall Mines at  Nelson has been arranged as follows:  Captain Gifford, manager of the Silver  King mine; R. R. Hedley, manager of  the "Smelter, and J. J. Campbell, commercial manager. There will be no  local gen&ial manager. The smelter is  to be started at once on purchased ore.  They have had lively times at Stev-  eston. The extensive canneries there  were worked by white labor, Japs and  Chinese. They' all' struck for higher  wages and a recognition.of the union.  The proprietors refused to recognize, the  military was called out; but now again  quiet is being restored and the men are  returning to work at the old wages.  Banks, the youth who insulted F. A.  Wood and others on the streets some  three weeks'ago, came into the meshes  of the law on Monday, pleaded guilty  and was fined $20 and costs. Banks is  said to be a very well-behaved fellow  when sober,-but bad whiskey played the  mischief. We understand he got fired  from the mine also for his prank. If  people will get drunk it is tlieir privilege  to do so, but they must keep their  tongues within bounds even then.  The other day Walnisley's bear got her  paw on a mouse, and as the latter cried  to get away our peet sang':  ."Oh,   hear   that  pensive   prisoner's  prayer,  For liberty it sighs ;  Do never let your heart be shut  Against those plaintive cries.".":  But even tlie peotry had no effect On  Rosie, and the mouse had to succumb.  SALADA TEA"  A fine, pure,, dainty, tasting Ceylon production, put up in a'J  neat one-half, and one. pound packages. Having secured the agency/l  of this favorite brand of tea, we are prepared to recommend' it to all,||  feeling assured that one trial will establish its superiority over alljl  other package-teas for its delightful flavor and reasonable price. -     *l  ooi^i^kss.  My blend of Mocha and Java is acknowledged to be the best. --|  All other lines of pure, clean and fresh Groceries.  Jrl. Giee'er^ioln  SANDON.  KASLO.  AINSWORTH.  a -.<  J.  & CO.  TAIL0R5  fiFftPFIVFI) in the their uew premises  next to the planing mill.  Dealers TJiTQeafsIl  AT SANDON  ROSSLAND, NELSON, KASLO, PILOT BAY, THREE FORKS, SLOCAN CIT5T.  i  THE M. HAMILTON M1NIIPJCTMtlK CO.  LIMITED.  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  8*������������*ooooooeaaa������aooee������*ova  '   We have a large stock of oats and feed in all other lines, fresh  and cheap.    A car of fresh vegetables to arrive early.   .Leave orders  HOW.' .'' "'v- ; ���������<;;:;��������� '   .-: .;'" :   " .    , '��������� ��������� ':        ���������' '"''..'. / '    '���������'''  Fancy, and staple groceries as usual.  Preserving jars and crockery in variety.  Cody Avenue. :  -��������� ' (I  JALLAND BROS, j

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