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Array fl \  -S '*      "i"  VOL. 6.���������NO. 49.  SANDON, B. C.; SATURDAY, MAY 23,   1903.  $2.00 PER YEAR  REPORT OF THE PAYNE.  The  Year's  Work   and   Future  , Outlook are * Highly   .  '  "Satisfactory,  5, between tlie winze and the*shaft talc, followed by a considerable air;o������nt  represents 180 feet,.l)iit h'ere'the show- of water, flowing out of a narrow gash,  injr of,pay^ore ia mauily. in patches and i which in Borne respects,   reminded   me  The annual general meeting  of  the  Payne Consolidated Mining Company  was hold in th'e head office of the com-  y'. i pany in Montreal on Tuesday, May the  12th, at which the   report of   Manager  Garde war presented to the shareholders.   The report is  the   most   assuring  sent in of recent years. ��������� The president,  Ht.-Col. F. C. Henehaw,  in presenting  his address gave a  detailed  statement  of the past year's operations and com-,  mented highly,of the management  of  Mr. A. C. Garde.   Particular attention  was called to the finding of the ore bodies in No. 8 tunnel. This work had been  carried on for three years unsuccessfully  and   had   been   abandoned.   Last year  Mr. Garde persuaded   tlie  directors to  let him start work  again, and   consent  being  given   the   manager commenced  tunneling on a plan of his ovrn, and relocated the main orebody in No 8 several months ago,  thereby   proving   the  depth of the mineral and giving   permanency to the mine.   The   president in  reading the report said in his address :  VThis year.your directors are pleased  to be able to state at last, tunnel N0.-.8  has   reached   the ore body.   With the  discovery of ore in No. 8 and the opening of a market for our zinc, your dir-  ( ectors consider   that   the prospects of  the mine are bright. No time will lie  lost in proceeding with the develop-,  mentot the mine below No. 8 tunnel,'  and it is the intention of Mr. Mathyp;  one of your directors, to visit lhe mine  shortly to discuss this matter with the  manager, Mr. Garde."  The refusal of the govenment to raise  the tariff on lead and its' products was  brought, before the meeting and considerable comment thereon followed.  The successful year's run of the concentrator and tlie addition of the zinc  plant wore also favorably disciiFf-ed.  Manager Garde's assuring report, ns  near detail aa possible, is as follows:  level no. 6.  . For the past year thir> level has been  extended 245j^ feet ahead and how  measures 543)^ from station N0.I6 to the  face. This level canoe into ore in the  early part of 1902, when it was followed  for a distance of 160 feet, where an upraise was.made to connect with a winze  which had previously been sunk on the  vein to a depth of 60 feet from the floor  of tunnel No. 6. The ore chute was  proved all the way, thus blocking out  on three sides. While timbers and  chutes were put in for stoping purposes,  the face of No. 6 level was: driven 215  feet further ahead proving the ore to  continue for additional 90 feet. The  total length of ore-body expoeed in this  level, is, therefore, 260 feet, showing an  average width of two feet. The height  of this block when measured on thedip,  , . through the connecting winze is 125,  with approximately the same average  thickness of yein, while the top measure-  1      ment along the footwall of  tuiinel No.  not nearly so good as in No. 6  . After driving through the above mentioned ore-body.in No. 6,, development  work was continued for. 125 feet, proving the"vein, but not the values. A  very hard quartz dyke made its appearance here, and it was .decided, to idis-  contiriue driving ahead for a while, and  undertake sinking on the .vein. 'This  was done by starting a ,prospect winze  No. 1 at a point 120. feet from Btatiori  No. 6. Sinking here proved very satisfactory and the ore shoot was followed  to a depth of 50 feet. By that time it  was considered a better, plan, to put an  upraise through from level No. 7 and  make connection. This plan was carried out as described further on, under  "Level No. 7."  In reference to the quality of ore met  with in level No. 6 and winze*.No.. 1, I  found it to be galena, disseminated with  spathic iron (siderite) and zinc-blende  considerably above the 10 per cent, zinc  limit allowed by the smelters. Although  of high grade, this ore under preeent  conditions, must be regarded as, a concentrating ore, in which lenses of clean  shipping ore are found.  level no. 7.  This level was started in May, 1903,  and driven ahead for a dietnhce of 278  feet from station No. 7.   The vein- was  of other fault-fisBiires observed in upper  levels, and caused me to believe that by  following same in a south-easterly direction the vein would be recovered. A  sharp turn was therefore made, and for  two months a crosscut driven straight  ahead alongside of theabove mentioned  faulting wall, until the main vein on  February 1st, this year, was suddenly  encountered laterally within a distance  of 98J:;< feet from the turning point.  As soon as the heavy flow of water,  which was struck at' the Bame time,  had run' out, drifting on "the vein  in both directions , was Btarted.  and at the ��������� present' time, the  east drift .is 60 and the west  drift 61 feet from discovery point, ln  both drifts the vein has been followed  all the way for a total distance of 121  feet, without showing any Bi'gns of particular disturbance in the formation.  I may add that it was rather unexpected to find the vein extending both  ways inasmuch as the main fault in all  upper levels heretofore had beencutting  the vein off towards the north east, and  therefore limited the ore within the ore  zone towards southwest.  In reference to the rein I ean say  that it has the appearance of a strong  and well defined ledge with a strike of  ���������north-'67-, degrees east._; It"shows-two  followed nearly from the start, showing f(1.'8tinctwa'ls?.and has approximately the  a good width, but at the same time  low  values, consisting   mainly   of  siderite  and a small percentage of  zinc blende.  It could  reasonably   have   been   ex;  pected that the ore   body,   which   had  shown up so well in level No. 6, and   in  winze No. 1, would have reached down  to level No. 7, but when it did   not  do  so, I ci-ncluded to start an upraise at  a  point directlyunderwinzeNo. 1, 140 feet  from station, for the purpose  of  connecting and at the same time exploring  tlie intermediate ground. ���������   This proved  a good plan, for within   a   few feet  of  the level two feet of good ore was struck,  and.followed all the way  until   winze  No. 1 was reached and connection made.  This distance represents 110 feet 011 the  dip of vein.   Two short raises havesince  been put through from No. 7, meeting  the ore shoot  and   blocking  out a triangular section of ground.   .  -.TUNNEL NO.'8.       ���������  The length of tunnel No. 8 from  portal to present working faces, including all cross-cuts and drifts is now  1,763>������ feet. Of this distance 435 feet  hare been driven during the past year.  Shortly after the freshet season in August, development'work was resumed in  the main tunnel in search of the vein.  One hundred And thirty-six feet were  driven towards south-west, through a  hard siliceous slate formation until a  point directly under No. ,7 level was  reached. No features of encouragement showed up until at this place a  faujt-fissure with an approxjmatestrike  of north-west' arid south-east, or nearly  right angles to the main tunnel was intersected. This fissure, which afterwards led to the discovery of the vein,  consisted of a single perpendicular wall,  showing traces of severe movements.  On this wall was bedded two inches  of  oanie dip-as the vein ii. 6 and 7" levels  , Ic is an extent ion of themnin vein and  proves the Payne mine to a depth of900  feet below the apex. My impression is  that we have entered the top of a new  important ore shoot. The vein is wider  and shows a higher grade of ore in the  floor than in the roof of the drifts. In  the drifts the vein is principally composed of concentrating ore of good grade  and;of similar physical character as in  the ground above. Kb average width  is 2 1-2 feet, showing in several' places  swellings of the vein.  Until.more work is done I could hardly pred jet the tonnage or the grade of  ore thatin time will be produced from  the vein above or below No. 8 tunnel,  and have, therefore, not included it under "Ore Reserves" further on, but it  bids fair to say that the discovery of pay  ore in the vein, after a three years  search, is highly gratifying and of  special,importance as to future ore reserves aud possibilities of the Payne  mine.  .;���������'    PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT WORK.  With the encouraging prospects of  finding ore in lower levels it would bo  extremely dereirable to consider the  question of exploring the mine below  tunnel No. 8. One commendable plan  would ������e to continue tunnel No. 8 for  abou 1300 feet toward s wee t, u n ti 1 d i redly Under the crest of Payne mountain,  *nd at this point to sink acentralshaft,  approximately 350 feet deep, from where  three new levels Nob. 9, 10 and 11 could  be driven. The.reeults would undoubtedly be the opening of new ore reserves  within two years, at which time tlie  present ore reserves probably would be  exhausted. To accomplish this itwould  be necessary to install an electric hoist  over the shaft, together   with   an  ade  quate pumping plant, also driven by  electric power. If this plan was adopted  it would be necessary to increase the  present power plant by installing a sub-  power station at Carpenter creek, where  the company now holds water rights to  the extent of 500 miners inches. A  plant of thia kind could be conveniently  operated in conjunction with the present power plant and pole line to the  mine, as this feature was taken into  consideration last year, when installing  the present plant!  ORE IN BIGHT, STOPE FILLINGS, DUJIPS, ETC  From last year.s report it will be  observed that the estimated total tonnage  of back fillings contained in old- etopes  at the mine, together with the dumps,  etc., amounted to approximately 100,000  tons,'which may be accepted as   a  correct figure.   Of this tonnage one-third,  or 33,000 tons,   has   been   successfully  concentrated in the mill during the past  year, thereby leaving a reserve of 67,000  tons on hand.   With the increased concentrating  capacity',   this   can   all   be  milled within the next twelve months,  and will at the Bame ratio of concentration preduce about 2,000 tons   of  high  grade silver-lead concentrates, and4,000  tons of 60 percent, zinc-blende. To this  reserve might be added the   estimated  quantity of concentrating ore found in  other parts of the mine amounting   to  about 20,000 tons, which on  account of  being of a higher grade than the fillings  will require about six months to  concentrate.  From the above it will be seen that a  total reserve of 87.000. tons of concen:  trating materialis available, aleo that  under favorable conditions this can be  concentrated during eighteen months of  continuous operation. It ia, howevpr,  more likely to cover a period of two  years, especially if there should be more  material on hand in old stopes and  dumps than estimated.  RECAPITULATION OF ORE RESERVES.  During the past two months the London lead market has advanced approximately 25 per cent, over quotations  for  the balance of the year, and you are now  getting $60 per ton, net smelter returns,  for silver-lead concentrates, with   present prices of silver 49c. per oe., and lead  $2 per cwt. (smelter settlement.)    This  valuation is, therefore, figured  in   the  following estimate of total ore reserves.  Improvements in the concentrator and  the benefits that will bederived from the  now Magnetic Zinc   Sepaiating   Plant  has also been considered in   the  same  estimate.   Furthermore it would seem  that the Dominion   government necessarily will have to decide on  placing an  adequate import duty on lead   for  the  protection of the Canadian lead industry.   The government can   hardly  disregard the united petitions from a  eec-  tion of the Dominion that under favorable conditions, is  able  to   add   more  than any other part of Canada,   to  its  general wealth.  - In the United States the lead producer is now receiving $3.90 per cwt.  against $2 (or less) in Canada. With  your 60 per cent, lead ore, equal to 1,200  lbs. of lead, this price brings $24 per  ton. less 10 per cent, loss in smelting or  a total of $21.60. From this amount a  (Continued on Third Page.) THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, May  23, 1903.  The Mining Review.  SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1903.  J. L. PARKER AND THE SMELTERS  The Ledge last week effectively replied to J. L. Parker, manager of the  North Star mine in East Kootenay, for  his remaiks against that paper, in reference to smelter rates, at a public  meeting held recently in Nelson. While  we do not approve of the phrases used,  especially coming from a would-be  preacher, nevertheless the statements  are substantially correct. Mr. Parker's  utterances at the meeting at which he  gave the Ledge a calling down, are  completely at variance with the statements of some of the Slocan mine owners. At the meeting held in this city  on May 4th, the smelter rates, which is  a seriou- and soro question with the  silver-lead producers, came up for discussion. It was pointed out that although the price of lead had decreased  the past three years, the smelter rates  had increased $7 during that period.  The rates prevailing in the Joplin and  Tennesee districts acioss the border,  were brought forward by men who are  in a position to know, and a comparison made between them and rates in  force in British Columbia. The result  was one of the moat glaring cases of injustice imagineable. In the southern  districts the smelters purchase the ore  in the bin at the mine, ship it themselves, smelt, refine and market it at the  ruling prices, and the amount paid the  miner, transportation companies, the  cost of smelting, refining and the price  aJd on the market, all these combined  would not near total what .the Slocan  mine owners pay for freight and tieat-  ment charges alone in British Columbia. These facts were brought cut at  the last meeting, and the greed of the  Canadian smelters in trying to secure  tbe lion's share of the proposed bonus  was severely condemned. The above  statements were made by persons who  know as much, from sad experience, if  not more, than Mr. Parker does, and if  the Joplin and TenneBee companies can  make money after paying freight rates  and bearing all cost in the mfcnufactuie  and marketing of the refined product,  what must be the profit of the Trail and  Hall Mines smelters which charge more  for freight and treatment alone! If this  is not a smelter graft we would like to  know what is. Mr. Parker may know  something about the emelter rateBof  the low grade properties, such as he  manages in East Kootenay. but from  his own assertion he knows very little  about the rich Slocan mines. The former carry lead with little if any silver  values, while the latter are rich in silver and carry a high percentage of l������ad.  The Slocan mines on account of the  high values they contain are charges  excessive rates by the Canadian smelters, and if there was tbe least pretext  to increase the present rate, the smelters, from past experience, would not  hesitate to do so, and squeeze all they  possibly can out of the mine owners,  despite all that J. L. Parker may say  to the contrary.  TheGrnnby Smelting Company, of  Grand Forks, will shortly manufacture  their own coke. -They have taken a  bond on some coal measures near Blair-  more,. Alberta, and organized the International Coal & Coke Co., under the  laws of the State of Washington. The  new company, which is really a branch  of the Granby, will be conducted by  itself. It capitalization is $3,C00,C00 in  as many shares of pleach, llieeoal  lands acquired cover an area of'"seven  miles, and contain nine eeams, half of  which have boen thoroughly prospected. These deposits will be developed at  once and the construction of coke oven  nearby commened without delay. The  secret of smelting the low grade ores of  tbe Boundary is cheap fuel. The Crow's  Nest Coal company recently increased  the price of its product 25 cent.* a ton.  This coupled with the curtailing of fuel  supply during the late strike, seriously  handicapped the smelters It is to prevent a similar occurence the new coin-  It is a laudable ambition to reach the top  of the ladder of success. But many a man  who reaches the  topmost rung  finds his position  a torment instead  of a triumph. He  has sacrificed his  health to success.  A man can suc-  ceed and be  strong if lie heeds  Nature's warnings. When there  is  indigestion,  loss of appetite,  ringing ' in ..the  ears,   dizziness,  spots before the  eyes or   palpitation of the heart;  any or all of these symptoms point to weakness  and   loss   of   nutrition.  Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical   Discovery  is   the  medicine to turn to.  $3,000 FORFEIT will be  paid by thc World's Dispensary   Medical   Association, Proprietors, Buffalo, N. Y., if they cannot  show the original signature of ,the'individual volunteering the testimonial below,  and also ofthe writers of every  testimonial among the thousands which they are constantly publishing, thus proving their genuineness.  "I'or about two years I suffered from a very  obstinate case of dyspepsia," writes R. B. Secoro,  Esq., of 13 Eastern Ave., Toronto, Ontario. "I  tried a great number of remedies without success. I finally lost faith in them all. I was so  far gone that I could not for a long time bear  any solid food in my Htomnch ; felt melancholy  and depressed, Could not sleep nor follow my  occupation. Sonic four mouths ago a friend  recommended your'.' Golden Medical Discovery.'  After a week's treatment I had derived so mbch  benefit that I continued the medicine, I have  taken three bottles and am convinced it has  in my case' accomplished a permanent cure. I  can conscientiously recommend it to thethou-  sands of dyspeptics throughout the land."  The "Common Sense Medical Adviser,"  1008 large pages in paper covers, is aent fret  on receipt of 31 one-cent stamps to pay expense of customs and mailing only. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. -     \  SCOTT'S EMULSION  makes pale, thin children fat  and chubby. Overcomes  wasting tendencies and brings  back rosy cheeks and bright  eyes.  It's surprising how quickly  children respond to Scott's  Emulsion. It contains just  the element of nourishment  their little bodies need.  They  thrive on it.  Even a few drops in the  baby's bottle have a noticeable effect for good. Nothing  better than Scott's Emulsion  for growing children.  We'll send you a sample free upon request.  SCOTT & BOWNE. Toronto, Ont.  province is of the opinion  the C. P. R.  has been treated onlv too wpII. .  pany was formed. When ready to ship  it will furnish the Granby pmelter fuel  supply preferentially, and with the pur-  plti8 compete in the market for local  trade. At present the Crow's Nesi Co.  have a monopoly on the smelter coke  and coal mpply of the surrounding districts, the coast collieries being unable  to compete owing to high freight rates  and labor disputes. The new company  expect to be ready to ship in the fall  and the smelter fuel supply, of the  future is assured.  The report of the Payne published in  this iseue will be readwith interest by  many. It ia highly complimentary to  Manager Garde and will prove beneficial to the entire district. It proves  the ore bodies at depth without diminishing their values. It will restore confidence in the mines of the district and  place mining on a more staple basis.  Taken as a whole it is best report, from  a scientific and geological point of view,  that lias yet been sent in from that  famous mine. Everything in connec-  with the mine and mill ia iu first class  shape and as soon as thc lead and silver  markets become steady, the Payne will  be able to chip extensively and possibly  reenter the dividend-paying lift before  a great while.  Senator Templeman and other B. C.  members presented the request of the  silver-lead miners for a if 15 bonus per  toa on refined lead to go direct to the  producer*, to Sir Richard Cartwright on  Wednesday. This implies that the  bonus, whatever amount is given, will  {.0 to the benefit of the miners, and the  smelters are sidetracked.  Metal Quotations.  Silver, 54%c per or.  Copper, $ 15 per cental  Lead, $4.37J������ per cental  Spelter (zinc) $5.77  Lead is quoted in the London market  at ������11 IGa 9d.  The following are the ore shipments  from Sandon for the week :  Mine. TonB,  SILVER-LEAD.  American Boy...   21  Payne   50  Total    71  Regular Trafn. Cancelled  Another hind hlide threatens 'the town  of Frank. An enormous crack in the  mountain, several thousand feet long  and nearly fifty inches' wide has . been  discovered. An avalancho of ruck is  liable to come down any moment and  the remaining inhabitants, have been  ordered to leave the neighborhood.  The provincial legislature has again  aljourned until the 27th. The investigation iji the land grab ia about ended  and the C. P. R.'s aim defeated. SirT.>  Shauglmessy thinks the railway has not  been tieated right, but outside of Eberta  and G. McL   Brown,   the  rt-at   of  t id  Train leaves Bandon at 8 o'clock a.m.,  arrives at Kaslo 10:25 a. m. Returning  leaves Kt\s!o at 8 p. m., arrives in Sandon at 10:25 p. in. Fare $2.00 for the  Round Trip.  Steamer Kaslo  Will Run an Excursion on Kootenay Lake.  4+-*-++++++H + ��������������������������������������������� +-H-++-H-H-  IE. M. Sandilaiids. f  NOTARY PUBLIC, +  Mines, Stocks and Insurance,    -f  Crown Grants Obtained.  -  Deputy  Mining  Recorder.  Sandon,    -   B. C.  ������������������������++ ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� H~������++-H-Hr++:  UyANTEP-SEVEUAL INDUSTRIOUS PER-  " sons iu each state to travel Tor houie established eleven yeurs and with a large capital, to call upon 'merchants and agents for successful end profitable Hue. Permanent en-  ganement. Weekly cash salary of ?18 8ndall  travelling expenfes and hotel bills advanced  in cash each week. Experience note sucntlal.  Mention reference and enclose self-addressed  envelope. THE NATIONAL, 834 Dearborn St.,  Chicago.  ���������l.ICKNSKD���������  PROVINCIAL ASSAYER.      %  "..  B' x 185. Telephone 22.   ���������  SANDON, -   -   B. C.  M  ��������� 1  ;.  i^^&^^^w^y^y^yi"  ;i;9������!W< THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, May'23, 1903.  Report of the Payne.  Continued fron First Page.)  $15 freight and smelter charge,' besides  all cost of 'mining and general expenses,  has to be deducted. It will, therefore,  readily be seen that, there would be'little or no profits in lead mining, were it  not for the high values of silver In the  ores.  CONCENTRATOR   REPORT.  It is with considerable gratification  that I am able to state to you that the  concentrating plant completed on the  1st of May, 1902. has been an unqualified success from the start, even with  the extremely low prices that have governed the metal markets during the entire year.  Referring to my special report and  estimate on concentrator plant, of November 3rd, 1901, submitted for your approval prior to erection, you will find  by comparison with the actual work  performed:���������  -  First:���������That the ratio of concentrating lillings has been 32 tons into 1,  which is better than estimated, ami  that the tonnage of concentrates produced has consequently be increased in  the eame proportion.  Second:���������The estimated mill capacity  of 125 tons per ������������������twenty-four hours, has  been exceeded by 35 tons.  Third;���������In regard to the value of  concentrates. These were based on silver at 57%c. per.ounce,.but during the  year this price depreciated to 40c,  nevertheless the smelter returns show  the average price received,from smelter  to be $40.11 or equal to the estimated  price, which is due to the higher grade  of concentrates produced in the mill.  In place of averaging 94 8-10 baa. of silver and 54 per cent, lead to the ton, the  average has been 103.8 ozs.   silver,  and  No 8.   The intention is, at an expense j be eliminated trom the blende in mag-' tion  von will h* i���������  .���������  .     n    *  ot .���������������������. ������2,000 to ft,��������� the ������*, ,���������m I������,. .,���������,������������������, macllines wlHl mrol Zt^ Tu Z^l'Z  of about $2,000 to flume the water from  the north side of the mountain to the  south aide, thereby making it available  for power and wash water , purposes.  With this increase of water I do not  anticipate any difficulties in keeping  the mill up to its full capacity all year  round, especially aathepast year proved  one of the driest on record in the  Slocan.  The plant was put in   during   "hard  times" when the prices of metals  went  intensified-magnetic force  As soon as this important feature has  been fully demonstrated, my proposition  to erect a plant for treating 40 tons of  zinc ores per 24 hours, in.  this   manner  bodies that in depth may, possibly " replace the former lenses of clean galena,  and inasmuch as the zinc-blende must  necessarily be separated from thegalena  when the 10 per cent, limit ia reached,  was presented to you, and upon .receipt the feature of concentration, not  alone  of your prompt  decision,   ground   was overcome smelter  penalties,   but  im  broken on the 1st of February, and   the  necessary machinery ordered at once.  The above plant is   expected   to   be  completed in June, providing all of   the  ...��������� ���������t w���������. ...otrtio   ������euii������"C"!������������ "������ oiunsi proviuing all ot   the  ower than ever, and if it could prove a I machinery can be obtained within the  success under such adverse conditions | stipulated time. The machinery comprising roasting furnace, magnetic separators, screens, elevators, fine rolls,  etc., will be placed in a building 40 feet  wide by 60 feet long. This building is a  west ������nd extension of the present concentrator.  The finished product wh'ch will run  approximately (30 per cent, zinc, and 16  to 20 ozs. in silver, will contain only a  small percentage of iron, and less than  2 per cent' in lead.       '  With the prospects of being able to  produce 6,000 tons or more of zinc from  present ore reserves in the mine, during  there seems hardly any doubt that pre  vious records can be surpassed, providing prices come up again, as the tendency appears now.  .MAGNETIC '/ASC SKIM RATING PLANT.  (Mow tinder construction.)  Until recently all zinc ores in IheSlo-  can. whether associated with galena or  founrl otherwise, had been entiiely disregarded and neglected as a mineral of  any value.  In the upper ore-zones only a small  quantity of zinc-blende is generally associated with the galena, on which the  smelters in the earlier days, placed no  penalties. Different conditions existed  in a number of the mines located at  lower altitudes, where the galena was  highly disseminated with a zinc-blende  that carried good silver values, but  nevertheless could not be sold to advantage and was therefore avoided.  An attempt was made a few years ago  to ship 1,500 tons of zinc to Swansea,  England, but stranded on account of the  sudden death of the promoter. After  this unsuccessful efi'ort the zinc ores  were left on the dumps, or went through  tlie tail races as so much waste.  In the meantime the   percentage  of  (proves the silver-lead product, and adds  the zine-blendo as a valuable by-product.  I can furthermore assure you that the  extra cost of concentration���������including  a legitimate loss of values in milling���������  is readily offset by the lesser cost of  mining, and expensive handsorting in  the stopes.  All concentrating ore will hereafter  be extracted from wall to wall, regardless of high or low values, andnomater-  ial that pays to concentrate will be permitted to remain in the mine or go to  the dumps. Hand-sorting of clean ore  w,ill not be done in the mine as heretofore, but in broad daylight at the concentrator, befoie entering the mill.  This constitutes a part of the crusher-  man's duties.   Prior to sorting, all fine  the    next . eighteen    or    twenty-four   material is screened out througl  months, I am able to predict a bright  future for zinc, audit will be readily  Been that the revenues from this byproduct from now on will be an important factor to contend with.  ���������  h a spec-  zinc kept increasing in   the  galena   in  60 per cent, in lead, thus making up for | nearly all the mines,   and   necessitated  the lower metal quotations.     The   net j the smelters placing a JO per cent, limit  earnings of concentrator were$35,706.06,  plus $3,000 for value of  zinc   on   hand,  equal to $38,706.06.     If prices   had   remained staple in place of going  down,'  on.zinc, with a penalty of 50 c. per unit  above same. In a number of instances  the penalty was severely felt, as only a  few mines were in a  position   to   keep  REVIEW OF PAST YEAR.  In regard to the future of the Payne  mine 1 shall forbear from making promises that necessarily will have to depend  on future developments, as well as fair  prices for silver, lead and spelter. At  the same time I. beg leave to call your  attention to certain' features '.that compare favorably with conditions three  J years ago. At that time tunnel No. 5  had little or no ore exposed in the floor,  while today the main vein with pay-ore  has been proved to a depth of 360 feet  below No. 5, and 900 feet below the  apex.  I have stated in my last year's report,  and I desire to repeatth.it the true   fie-  i������ i)i ������!��������� to in ,������������������.���������  .      ii   t i        i         ~..~.*...������ u.   fuoiuuii   to   Keep  ������������������ * ucbiic to iepuaLiii.ii me true   lie-  S^niT        * bew'|WIthinthe,imit.andannmberofprop-   sure nature of the Pavne vein  with  its  received per ton  of  concentrates,   nnd   oi.f{��������������� ,..:������i. ok-__.i-m _.. ..*    f     ..     .   , "      .        .  receded per ton  of  concentrates,   and ,'erties with 25 and 30 per cent   yinc  in  the  net   profits  increased   by  $11,365 j'he galena could not, for this reason/.be  equal to a net total earning of  $50 000  Fourth:���������In regard to the zinc-blend  by-product, it will be observed that 1391 J  operated to advantage  During 1902 the zinc limit was changed  from 10 per cent, to 8 per cent,   and   it  ��������� , ��������� ���������       ��������� *^fv.. i-i~ni'. i/u o i'ui   cent    anri    if  tons have been  produced   in   the   mill, became evident, more so than ever, that  during the year representmg $11,329.87. | something had to be done to  This amount compensates in a measure, the contiuaily increasing penalties   En-'  fur the lower pnees of metas. Jcouragement was, therefore, ofleml   by  F.fth :-Regard,ng the tonnage and, myself and some of mv confreres, which  class of material put through the con- soon resulted in making satisfacto v  centra or, approximately one-third was progress towards solving the zinc ques-  .Uk,n  rom the dumps, and two-thirds   tion, at least as far as   vou,-; properties  frnm nIH   anil  n������ur ot���������.-.���������n       rm.��������� .., ..  ... ��������� .'II '"['wmi-o  from old and new stopes. The net ton  nage of silver-lead concentrates produced wan 1247. The gross tonnage put  through the mill was 40,028 tons.  The estimated tonnage in reserve is  approximately 87,000 tons, thus the concentrator will have a supply on hand  for not leBs than eighteen months and  more probably two years.  One difficulty experienced in operating was shortage of water during two  months of the dry eeason, which held  the capacity and efficiency of the mill  back to some extent, and for a short  time the mill could only be run on one  shift. This feature will be overcome  before the dry season sets in this  year,  are concerned  While construct ing ymir, concentrator  iii fall of 1901, provisions were made to  eave zinc values, and an accumulation of  several hundred tons of 43 to45 percent  bunded arrangement of minerals, is both  characteristic and lavorable for deeper  prospecting. Lean strata such as found  in all mines, and of Which No. 5 tunnel  is an example, must be expected, also a  hard formation, which will have to be  counteracted,by the exclusive U6e of  power drills; "'"Subterranean water, will  no doubt, make its appearance further  down, but can be overcome.  Zinc-blende is now disseminated with  the galena to afar greater extent than  heretofore, and one of the most important features of the past year has, therefore, been the happy solution of concentration and separation of zinc-blende  from the galena, whereby a valuable byproduct is added.     I   have   mentioned  zinc co centrales .were   made   hPtween   elsewhere that the constantly inereas-  Jiuie 1902 and January 1903, with the  hopes of securing a market. This lot  has now been dispoPed of in Kansas  and netted over $8,300. You will readily  appreciate that this first attempt in the  zinc business was fairly good for a starter,  when remembered that the zinc wjs produced as a mere by-product.  In the meantime I  found by  careful  experiments and tests that a far  higher  ve,      -        ���������    ,       ,   ���������> [ K''ade of zinc-blende can be made bv mv-  * .������ty miners inches of water have  re-  ing the ores a slight roast, whe eby   the  cently been granted ns, made up partly  (spathic) iron is partlv    onverSf i^o  from an adjacent stream,  and   partly > an oxide of iron, in which form   it   hi  from mine, water running out of tunnel comes an artificial magnetite,   and can  ing percentage of zinc seriouely threat  ened to increase penalties  imposed  by  the ���������melters, but with the present  system of milling it will readily  be  seon  that this feature has been entirelyover-  come.   All ore of a complex nature can  now be concentrated into a silver-lead  I product of an even higher  grade   than  the former clean shipping ore, whilethe  zinc-blende is yielding a by-product of  a high commercial value.    By  having  the   preaent  complete and  successful  concentrating plant installed and paid  for, together with   the  Magnetic  Zinc  Separating plant, now under construe-  ial trommel while large pieces of ore  and waste are sorted out by the crusher-  tender, thereby accomplishing a mater-'  ial saving. I am quite convinced that  the ensuing year, bj'' the above method  of mining and concentrating, together  with the introduction of additional  machine drills will show a material reduction of all operating expenses.  In presenting my report for the fiscal  year 1902-3,1 desireto state that it has  been my earnest effort to submit an unbiased and thorough representation of  existing conditions.  On behalf of the B. C. management I  beg to tender my respects to the presj-  dentand board of directors for their  ardent support, which under local difficulties always proved a source of rare  gratification.  I also wish to extend my thanks to  Mr. Sam F. Parrish, E. M., tor his professional viflits to the mine, and coin-,  oiding expressions, as well as my appreciation of the able assistance rendered  by Mr. George F. Ransom,' accountant,  Mr. Joseph J. Strait, mine foreman and  Mr. B. P. Little, mill foreman.  FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR THE YKAK.  ASSETS.  Mines, mineral claims and  nsset8.���������........  $2,610,744 32  Permanent equipm't buildings, machinery, etc ......       54,846 72  Office furniture...........  450 97  Supplies & stores on hand,        3,330 06  Accounts receivable        17,301 08  Cash en hand   Traders Bank, Spokane   54 98  495 00  LIAMMTIES.  Capital stock   Less in treasury..   Accounts payable.  Bank of Montreal  $2,687,223 13  $3,000,000 00  400,000 00  $2,600,000 00  10,566 15  4,863 72  Profit and loss        71,793 26  ��������� $2,687,223 13  All miner's licenses expire in about a  week. Don't fail to renew yours before  it is too late.  v3������������ &������tA.arV*Jf >%;; titer's ^fe-i^^VC^S'^^^.SK'r'ra^Wir  H^i|jaijj3liM|jra'3^ag^  y*v^tf^.sw^*^ ������������������������/>WTO������M������l!a^������toj,-iUl|!1|iJWS  THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, May 23, 1903.  Local News Notes.  More men were added to the force at  Rambler this week.  '  P. II. Murphy, formerly  of   the   Filbert, is back again to town.  Mayor Grimmett is fixing up around  his ranche near Slocan lake.  J. M. Harris is expected . to return  1 from Virginia the coining week.  All miner's licenses expire in about a  week. Don't fail to renew yours before  it is too late.  The miners unions of thp Crow's Nest  collieries have withdrawn from the  Western Federation and joined the  United Mine Worker? of America, one  of the strongest organised labor bodies  in the world.  Many will be pleased to know that  Rev. R. J. Mclntyre has been retained in  charge of the Methodist church here by  the conference held in Victoria the past  week. Rev. A. M. Sanford, formerly of  "this city, is transferred from Rossland  to Nanainio.  There is much grumbling in town at  the clerk of the weather, but there are  others who have a kick coming. Ten feet  of snow fell in parts of Montana last  Wednesday, and the C. P. R. had to use  a'"rotary to cl������ar the snow off the track  neir Frank early in the week.  The latest paper to enter the journalistic world is the "Despatch," published  in the new town of Morrissey Mines. It  is n neat, newsy 5-column 8 page print,  with patent inside, and is devoted to  interests of the Crow'sNest coal mining  districts. Tlie Despatch starts out with  a liberal advertising patronage, and the  Review wishes it every suecesp.  A waterwheel, which furnishes no  power, has been placed in position at  the mouth of the flume, near the Ivoo-  tenay hotel. A rubberneck the other  day inquired of a bystander what it was  put there for, and was told "Just to  keep the water moving." However, it  looks as if the wheel will shortly follow  suit. The water is increasing in volume  bringing down rocks is quantity, and  tlie slivers now* are flying in the air.  Rev. Father Cote left on  Wednesday  for his new field of labor,  Blezard  Valley,   a    French-Canadian,   settlement,  near Sudbury, Out. His departure from  town  ia   regretted  by many, irrespective of denomination. On Tuesday evening Father Cote was   presented with  a  purse and address  by St. Joseph's congregation.   The presentation was made  by Mrs. T. Fox and the address read by  Mr. Geo. McDonald, who on  behalf of  the parish expressed their regret at his  departure.     Father   Cote   was  visibly  affected   and   made a feeling reply, in  which he thanked   the  donors  for the  appreciation shown for his services, and  assuring   his- hearers ��������� he would never  forgot the kindness shown him while  residing in Sandon.  ���������COMMUNICATIONS.  From Geo. Huston, secretary of the  6ehooi board, asking for payment of a  small accouut-which had been paid by  them for shoveling snow around the  school. His request was ordered filed  and the clerk instructed to notify the  board thataa the amount allowed for  janitor work for the month during  which the liability was incurred has already been paid they could not legally  allow the account.  From Macdonald & Johnstone, solicitors, stating a writ had already been  issued against G. M. Sproat to recover  tax money due the city.  From Geo. Waite, asking for a ten  days'leave of absence extending from  June 10th to the 20th inst. The request  was granted.  The report of the scavenger was received for the month of April. It  showed collections to amount to $65.  The city clerk was instiucted to proceed against all delinquent Traders  License holders providing the raine  have not been aettied for by the first  day of June 1903.  The council decided to take immediate action to have the phack and ' temporary fire hall removed. Tenders are  to be called for the removal of the same  as well as building a side walk in front  of the K. & S. depot to connect, with the  one in front of the Denver house, either  separately or in conjunction.  Q&S****������^*^^^  Re-opened!     Re-modelled! f  Up-to-date In Every Respect.  <  Cuisine First class.. TQeals the T$est.  Open From Morn to Mid-night.  H. MURHARD, Proprietor  I have now in stock a choice assortment of  City Council Meeting.  Slocan Ore Shipments.  The following are the ore shipments  from the Slocan-since the 1st of January, 1903, lo date:  Sandon.  Payne.........   517  Slocan Star  869,l������  Ivanhoe  251%  American Boy........................... 380  Reco. ..'  184  Ruth .'  140  Blue Bird      20  Idaho        21  Monitor  420  Queen Bess.'  144  Total :.���������............ 2905)4  Zinc.  Payne     823 '  Ivanhoe  ........;..    180  Total........  953  JVlcGUIGAN.  Rambler.............  551)^'  Antoine.....    119  Red Fox........... ;...;.......  46  Slocan Boy  1G  Silver Glance ';  55  Surprise  4)������  Rio  9  Bismark. 18>������  Total  8H)y/  Slocan  Lakk. Points.  Arlington..   40  Black Prince...  17  Bondholder  ................ 2  Bosun '. .............,....;.. 540  Dayton.......  .4  Enterprise................................ 205  Fisher Maiden. ........;......  280   -  j Ottawa....... .....y... .... 126  ' Hartney.  21  The regular meeting  of  the   council (Republic. ��������� ��������� - 20  was held Monday evening last, when  the mayor and Aids. Gomm, Cameron,  Crawford and Vallance were present.  Meteor.  12  Total  1267  Nicke  Enamelled  sind clapanned Ware.  Remember I am Headquatrers for Plumbing and  Sheet Metal Roofing. ���������  Tinsmith & Plumber,  Sandon, B. C.  Four GfofKes  ifre Old..  J. fi. CAMERON, sandon-The Leadin*Herch-'  ���������js  12  a  ������������������'���������$?-.  ���������<w  w  ���������nh  3  'in  ��������� i p  I  i  - / t  A     ft  '* i <  ! \  ;i  Tailor in the Kooteuay Country  i"m'. THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, May 23, 1903.  ���������0  Advantages of the Trans-Canada.  To summarize the advantages of the  Trans-Canada railway it may be  said :  It will be the shortest line from ocean  to ocean by 370 miles.  It will bo shorter than any other line  from Liverpool to Japan by 720 miles. '������������������  Ita highest summit will only be 2,850  feet above tide, as compared with--.5,400  feet on the Canadian Pacific, and "8^242  feet on the Union Pacific,.and it- is expected to have much easier grades than  any other transcontinental route'.  It will ran altogether through Canadian territory, and will serve Canadian  ports only, Quebec and Montreal in  summer, and Halifax and St. John in  winter, and on account of its .northern  position this trade cannot be diverted  to United States points.  It will give breadth to'Canada, and  will be an impregnable military line. -;  '' It can be as quickly built as any other  line, and by branch-lines and and connections will--give. Montreal, Ottawa,  Toronto and, Winnipeg a shorter route  to the Pacific coast than any other.  It will develop the new'back. country  of Ontario and Quebec in the' James  Bay territory, and will unite tide water  of the St. Lawrence.  It will give Mann & McKenzio's system on the Saskatchewan an outlet to  the sea 400 to 500 miles shorter than  their present route via Port Arthur.  A Story With a Bad Moral.  In a prosperous town in Mexico lives  a merchant whose wealth grew ont of  a combination of good luck and drunk-  neas.- An uncontrollable deBire for  drink cost him position after position,  and he drifted down to Mexico and became a news agent. He sold lottery  tickets. He had to report on drawing  day what unsold tickets he had and forward them. He got drunk the day, before one of the big drawings: Two days  ���������later he sobered up and found himself  in posession of several hundred dollars'  worth of unsold tickets. He did not  possess $10 in the world. lie examined  the list and found that a number of the  unsold tickets had drawn prizes aggregating $35,000 in gold.   He collected the  Another shift was added, Monday to  the two now already engaged in driving  No. 5 tunnel-at the Star mine.'  Rains and tbe difficulty ��������� of obtaining  lumber on time is retarding construction on the Payne zinc plant.  Assepsment work has been finished on  the Rainy Day. The lead encountered  is widening out and a good showing is  exposed. - - ���������      '  Ore taken from the recent strike at  the Silver King and which is being  treated at the Nelson smelter is giving  200 oz. in "silver and 20 per cent, copper  to the ton I'  c  Two very important strikes were  made last week when ore was encountered in the lower workings of theSpecu-  later-Arlingion mines. On the former  the long tunnel has broken into six  feet of the best ore yet located on the  property'. The ore chute is principally  concentrating, while along both walls  are parallel rich streaks of native silver  and sulphides. ' On the' latter, the  Arlington, a one foot body of- sulphide  ore was tapped in A tunnel, about 2600  feet from tho inouth of the drift and at  370.feet depth. Though smaller nones  have been met with in this tunnel, this  strike is the first pernament ore body  cut.  M.  L. GRImMETT, EL. B."  Barriiter, Solicitor,  Notary  Public, Etc. -' ���������" '  SaodoH, British Columbia.  ATLANTIS STEAMSHIP TICKETS  To and from European points via Canadian  and American lines:   Apply for sailing; datea,  the Best,       .... ... , Trv Lethbridge Coal, then vou will  mtes and full information.tc.any.C.������-K. *Bo������t j have" the beet and cheapest.   This coal  ���������       or A. n. Lewis, Agent, aunaou, .,, ,      ,,     ,    ., \  --���������-"-���������'       ������������������    ���������        will make the hottestand brightest fires,  besides it is earily handled, as it is very  clean.    We have it for all kinds of'grate.  Just What You Want,  Chamberlain's Ntomach and Liver  Tablets are just what yoii need when  constipated ; when you hayenoappetite,  feel dull after eating and wake up with  a bad taste in your month. They will  improve your appetite, cleanse and invigorate your stomach and give you a  relish for your food. For sale'by F. J.  Donaldson.  W.P. P. Cunimlngs, (Jen.S.S. Agent,Winnipeg  Alta Lodge, No. 29.  A. P. AND A. M. '     \     ��������� *  Regular Communication of the lodge.    (  Meet* first Thursday in each month at S p. m.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  JAMES JI. BARTON, Sec'y.  A. R. HEYLAND,  ENGINEER.  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  *<     .    SANDON.B.C  E* /J; Cameron.  AND NORTERN RAILWAY.CO.   .  NELSON & FORT SPIEPHERD RAILWAY CO.     ' ''  RED MOUNTAIN RAILWAY CO.  WASHINGTON & G. N. RAILWAY CO  VAN., VIC. & E. RY. & N. CO.   o   WANTED-SEVERAL PERSONS OF CHAR-  acter and good reputation in each province,  (one in this district required), to represent aDd  advertise old established- wealthy business  house of solid financial standing.   Salarv $21      _.        ,  , ,      ..,_ ��������� aJ...      ,     ,, ,,       The only all rail  route  between east, west  weekly with expenses additional, all payable. and80uth*to Roland,  Nelson, Grand Vorks  in  cash direct each Wednesday  from  head             oftices.. Horse and carriage furnished when  necessary. References. Enclose self-addressed envelope. Colonial Company, 331 Dearborn  Street, Chicago.  CITY OF SANDON.  COURT OF REVISION.  AL R.��������� Smith & Co.  flanufacturers of ail kinds of  (i       Plain and Fancy  VICTORIA, B. C.  BRANCH-VANCOUVER, B. C.  IVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TFIE AN-  '^    nual Sitting of the Court of Revision for  ihe purpose of hearing all complaints against', Why you should buy  the Assessment for the year 1903, as made by  the Assessor of the City of Sandon, B. <\, will  be held in the  Council   Chamber,  City Hall,  Sandon, B. C:, on Tnesday, June Kith, 190.1, at  " o'clock, p. in. ���������  C. E. LYONS, City clerk,  winnings, paid for  the   unsold   tickets > Sandon, B. c, May Gth. 1903. 47 4  and took an oath of perpetual total ah-1   stinence.   That was years ago.   He has j  never touched liquor since and is today  a wealthy man.   The moral is bad, but,  the story is too good to suppress.  50  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Most Interesting to Women.  A practical woman remarked the  other day, says an exchange, that the  most interesting things iii the newspapers to her are the' advertising  columns, "Long ago," said she, "Iquit  buying from those who did not advertise. It always seems to me that the  merchant who advertises invitee me to  trade with him, while theone who does  not advertise impresses me wiidi the  idea that he doesn't care 'enough, for  my trade to ask for it. Then, too, I  have found that the merchant who advertises has fresher goods, for the reason, I suppose, he sells more."  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c-  Anvone sending a Blcetcli and description may  quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an  Invention Is probnbly patentable. ��������� Communications strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents  sent freo. Oldest ncency for securing patents.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive  special notice, without charge, ln the  Lnruest circulation of any scientific journal.   Terms, $3 a  four months, $L Sold byall newsdealers.  A handsomely Illustrated weokly.  culat'       "  ' '"  year  361 Broadway, I  "Branch offlce,~&& F St, Washington, D. C.  TOBACCO  Because il is the best quality.  Because '' 1S *-'ie most lasting chew.  Because ^ 's *ne lar2pst high grade  5 to 10c. plug.  Because the tags are valuable for pre-  Twnr���������niiwiin���������wiM piwimiiiiii mn  miums until Jan. ist, 1906.  Because we guarantee every plug, and  Because your dealer is authorized to refund your money if you are not  patipfied.  THE EMPIRE TOBACCO CO., Ltd,  and Republic. Connects at Spokane with tbe  Great Northern, Northern Pacific and O. R. &  N. Co. for points east west and south; connects  at Rossland and Nelson with the Canadian  Pacific Railway.  Connects at Nelfon with K. R. it N. Co. for  Kaslo and K. & S. points.  Connects  at  Curlew with stage for Greenwood and Midway, B. <:.  Buffettcars run on trains between Spokane  and Republic.  Effective Nov. 22,1902.  Leave. Arrive.  0:25a. m Spokane  5:45 p.m.  10:15 a. ra Rossland 2:10 p. m.  7:00 a. m  Nelson 8:"0 p. in.  11:00 a. m Grand Forks ..4:00 p. m.  9:15 a. m Republic 6 M0 p.m.  H. A. JACICSON, G. P. & T. A.,  Spokai.e, Wash.  , G. K.TACKABURY,  Agent, Nelson, B. C.  vm m  LIMITED.  International Navigation &Tradist! Co., UL  Kaslo & Slows Railway Comp&sj.  NOTICE.  Commencing Sunday, August 17th, 1902, the  following time en id will be in eilect on  Kootenay Lake and K. <fc S. Ry.  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  KaSLO-SANDON route.  9:00 a in. leave Kaslo   I0MU a.m. leave. .Whitewater.  11:00 a.m. leave McGuigan.  11:25 a.m. arrive Sandon..  arrive 3:15 p.m.  .leave 1H2 p. m  ..leavo 1:22 p. m  ..leave 1:00 p. m  A direct connection is made at Kaslo with  steamer both to and from Nelson.  STEAMER SERVICE.  KASLO-NELSON ROCTTE.  5:00 a.m. leave..,  3:35 p.m. arrive..  .Nelson...!arrive   7-15 p.m  .Kaslo leave  8:40 p. m  The Ottawa has seven men on contract work and expect to tap ihe ore  below No. 3 level in another 200 feet.  NOTE  0L08E  MESH  AT  BOTTOM  P������fi������������ Acnae  Poultry fretting  A'bird cannot fly through as small a hole as It can  crawl through, so Page Poultry Netting is made with  small meshes at bottom and large at top. No. 12 gauge  wire top and bottom���������no sag.. Get Pago fences and  gates���������they're best.  The Page Wire Fence Co., limited, Wal&erville, Ont  Montreal, P. Q., and St. John, N.B. 8  E. Q. PRIOR & CO., General Agents^ Victoria, Vancouver and Kamloops.  Calling regularly at Ainsworth and Pilot  Bay and at all way landings on signal.  Connecting at Nelson with Nelson & Fort  Shenpard Railway both to and from Rossland,  Spokane, Etc.  Tickets sold to all points in Fnited States and  Canada via Great Northern, Northern Pacific,  O. P.. AN. Co., Ac, Ac.  Ocean and steamship tickets and rates via all  lines will be furnished on a) plication.  For further particulars call on or address  Roht. Irving, ManagerKa������lo, B. C.  Gho. Huston, Agent, Sandon.  \  Sgfi^gMiBJMMiiili^^ ,w^*^tMrj*sHftf3  *->������^9iiW^ltt*:^^^  THE MINING REVIEW-Satorcay, May j3) x^.  var #ar?am Cotmter/%:  Great Reductions in every line of goods.      Our counter  is the spot for Bargain Seekers.    Prices away down.  Rigby Waterproof Coats.  Just the thing for  this showery weather at prices  to  suit the times.  See Our New Line of Ties-The Latest Out.  A LfneofSuitsfor6, 7 and 8   tf������ -v     .'  Year Old Boys for $1,50   Per Suit.  BIG THING IN UNDERWEAR ! away below cost  SEE OUR PRICES.  Mr TJve Best  The Dafnffesf Fruit  The Freshest Groceries,  Choicest Smoked TOeafs  and Canned Goods.  Delicacies I* Preserved Goods always f* stock at  Local News Notes.  A second ledge has been uncovered on  the Dayton property.  G. W. Grimmett, jeweler and  optician, paid Nakusp a   business visit on  >-   Wednesday.  A number of our citizens intend going to Kaslo on Monday and some to  New Denver.  The council is clearing up the winter's refuse on the streets and filling in  along the flume..  Two speeders, a single and double,  were received at the Payne the early  part of the week.  .Gardening appeare to be the rage in  town Just now and flower beds are  springing up everywhere..  Mrs. G. McLeod, who has been spending the past few months in Edmonton,  returned to town Saturday last.  H. B. Alexander, who has been wintering in California, returned to town  Tuesday greatly improved in health.  Business of the Sandon Brewery is  still increasing. Large orders were  shipped to outside points the past week.  A merry group of twenty miners from  the Slocan Star were photographed by  E. H. Trueman in hia studio the first  of the week.  J. E. Lovering, teacher, was in New  Denver tlie first of the week in attendance with hia pupils at the Entrance  examination held there.  R. II. Trueman, photographer, closed,  his studio here Wednesday after a very  busy week. He left for Slocan City and  Revelstoke on Thursday.  According to reports Cupid has been  busy of Ufcc. If Dame Rumor is correct  three matrimonial alliances are to take  place in Sandon before long.  The faulty mail service to which San-1 ������-a|fl  T?f-f Ce  don has been subjected to for sometime! ���������  past and commented on   in  last week's  Review, was  remedied   last  Tuesday.  The  eastern  and United   States  mail  now arrives by the K. & S. at noon, and  the benefits derived  from   the change  are much appreciated by our merchants I      fl ���������'   W     f J) F|f if P^T  and citizens generally.   The provincial;      W ���������    II .    WfM1ITIIU 1/I J ,  inspector acted promptly as soon as the   The T.n*A-.-~   t      -  error was brought to hia notice.  I Supplies and equipmorit'for both mill  and mine have been sent'up to the Ruth  this week, preparatory to starting up.  "Messrs. H. B. and George Alexander,  the principal owners, have bet-n in  town for several days past, and. everything points to an early resumption at  the mine.  Geo. Gordon rus taken charge ofthe  Rambler concentrator. This property  now is shape to ship extensively. Active development work has been conducted by Manager Zwicky the past  winter. Large quantities of ore have  been blocked out and now with the concentrator running shipments will be  largely increased.  A number of New Denver K.P's. came  in town Wednesday evening. The lodge  had to confer degrees   on   some  of  its  members, and the paraphernalia being;  destroyed in the late  fire, the Knights  bad to go to the nearest sister  lodge to  confer the honors.   The Sandon "goat"  was found to be a husky animal of the  mountain species and   bumped in the  degrees by degree in royal style.  Interest in curling is still unabated.  A.E.Hall,   while  in   Revelstoke  last  week, on his  way home   from Vernon,  ordered a sett of rocks  from  Scotland.  The curlers of Revelstoke  and Vernon  are lending to the land of the heather  for a complete outfit of curling stones,  in all about sixty pairs.   Mr. Hall happened along in time and being  an   enthusiastic ot the roarin' game, ordered  a sett himself.   The stones will beship-  ed  from   Scotland  via  Cape Horn to  Vancouver, and will be land  down   in  Revelstoke  the   latter part of October  next for #14 a sett, which   is  ������G  a pair,  cheaper than they can be  obtained  in  Winnipeg or Toronto,  Corned Beef, Pickled Ox Tongue and Salt Pork a specialty.  Always a choice supply on hand of all kinds of  Fresh and Smoked Meats  Fresh and Sal Fish,  Hams, Bacon and Lard,  Fresh Sausage of all kinds daily  Oysters and Game in season.      '  SANDON, B. C,  HEAD OFFICE-NELSON, B. C.  MARKET8 AT ROSSLAND, NELSON, KASLO, TRAIL, REVELSTOKE,  GRAND FORKS,  PHOENIX,   FERNIE,   CRANBROOK,  FORT STEEL.  NEW  BRE  SANDON  Towgood & Bruder  Brewers of Lager Beer.  Give our Bottled Beer a trial-satisfaction guaranteed.'  Telephone 24���������Silverton and New Denver  Agents:.  Worden Bros Slocan Bottling Works,       '..  Slocan City. TJ   /  J Kaslo.  !LVER    MOUNTED,   SILK  Will costyou a little more than  the common kind,'but then you  have the beat at. a ������NAP. We  have only a few left. See them  in the window.  I Watch Inspector.  P. R.  Neat Work Promptly  turned out is keeping'  us busy.       We can  still do yours. Try us.  falM  ���������#?  J  $ }  If  11  3 ft i  %'s-H  I  SSB^asssnan

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