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Array Si'  fc  VOL. 4.���������NO. 24.  SANDON, B.C., NOVEMBER 24, 1(100.  $2.00 FF.R YEAR.  m  To, Advertise tlie Minerals.  At tlie meeting   bold in   Rossland   a  shoi t time ago  at which   the   Chamber  of Mines was organized,  Mr.  J.   li. Mc-  Arlhur  presided.      He    explained   the  object   of   the meeting, which  was   to  establish   a   chamber   of    mine-    for  southern British <'olumbia.    lit*   stated  that the great  need   of all mining districts is the introduction of capital in a  largo way, and this- was   especially so in  southern British Columbia  to  properly  develop its  mines,   establish   smelters,  mills and concentrating   plants   for the  treatment   and   ieduction of   ores,    lie  said the  time  had   arrived   when some  central organization ought to  be established, which would obtain   all   data  in  regard to the development of mines, the  installation of mining machinery fo'i the  use of the mines in till the various camps  of tho district of sou.thc.iii   British Columbia, and also to  ascertain   week   by  week the shipments of  ore   from   each  of the mines.in these' camps���������their   estimated value, the  smelters or mills to  which the   oie was   shipped   lor  treatment, and   this   information   should be  tabulated by tho Chamber of Mines and  cabled to the financial centres   of   London, Berlin and I'aris, and   also   to   tlie  Associated Press and the Canadian Press  Association for the  newspapeis published in Canada and the Uni ������d Stale.. In  this way the product of the mines would  be placed   weekly before the investing  public as tlie result of the mining operations 'n the.-e tamps.  It would fuitlier lie the purpose of the  proposed organization, that by a seri- s  of letters issued under the authority of  the Chamber of Mines', to record,; month  by month the actual mining development going on in the various camps:  the erection of new smelters, mills and  cyanide plains for the treatment aud reduction of ores; also that the proposed  organization could he of service to new ly  discovered camps which had been "neglected in the past, by producing such  fads to the transportation companies as  would induce them to improve transportation facilities'.to them.  ���������- And also thai it would be of service in  the matter of tarifl'and other legislation  .in the interests of the "mining andsmelt-  ing industries of the province, and in  laying before the local legislature the  necessities of'these ciim'pu with regard to  grants forc the construction of.roads and  trails:  He pointed out the la.rg'e amount of  money which had been within the past  year expended in Rossland by the B. A.  O. companies   and the War  Eagle   and  THE CHAMBER OF mir  SOUTHERN BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  [KOOTENAY AND YALE).  Centre Sjar companies, and by the Canadian Pacific and Groat Northern railways in regard to tiansportation, and  the recent determination of the West  Kootenay Power & Light Company to  increase its hydraulic works to 20,000  horse-power, and irnmeditealy installing  machinery to generate 10,000 horse-power, and the statement of the manager of  the power company that -1,000 of, this  horta-power was in sight befoie actual  construction began. This expenditure  plone would amounfto about ifl.000,000.  This was the result of the visit of two of  the directors to the camp trom Montreal  who had seen the great advance made in  camp since their visit one year ago.  I-le also pointed out that within the  past few months the Granby smolter  had been established at Grand Forks,  which is treating over GOO tons of ore a  day from the mines in, Phoenix and  Wellington camps in the Bouneaiy district; and that fwo other smelters are  now being constructed at Greenwood  andwood be in operation early in the  new year, and would be capable of treating four or five hundred (500) tons, of  ore per d-vy. That the 13. A. O. smelter  at Northport was being increased to  1,500 tons per day, and it would be  treating that amounti fore from their  mines at Ro.-.-laud by the first of the  year. And further that the: Trail sinel  ter was being enlarged so :line it would  be able to treat in the neighborhood of  1,500 tons per iiay���������the greater portion  of which would come from the l-tossland  camp; and that the nnuiago;n<->iit. alt>o  intended to erect, a converter orrefinerv  to its planl for the treatment of matte  The large production of silver-lead  ores in the tiloean, Ainsworth, Lardeau,  Larcto-Duncan and East Kootenay al.-o  come in for'consideration. It ��������� therefore,  syemed pioper that some central organization should bo established for .-h-  purpose of gathering all this data and  having it published as widely asposihle,  and he had no doubt that, when these  facts, we're known to the ''financial centers, capital would flow in large amounts  into this gieat district of Southern Brit-  iish Columbia.  He stated that he .had'.met' with  flattering success among the citizens of  Rossland in obtaining,''Contributions towards carrying on an Association of this  kind. ���������'  -       .'���������'��������� ''"     '  Various gentlemen present 'participated in the decision, and it-was'moved and  unanimously carried. "That an association, to be known as the Chamber, of  iV_k.es of southern British Columbia,  with the words 'Kootenay and Yale'  bracketed in���������..should ��������� be established."  And "That a cominitte of four,-with a  president, should be appointed to act  together for the purpose of communicating with representatives of the mining,  smelting, aiid transportation interests,  soliciting their service and earnest cooperation in the carrying on of tlii.-  Cbatnber of Mines." V  Mr. J. B. MeArthur was elected  president  of   the  chamber; Messrs. C. P.  Chamberlain. J. S. C. Eraser, F.W. Rolt  and John MeKsine  were appointed  tlie  provisional committee. .  THE LOCAL GRAFT.  Liars  c  'appearance  on  XOTlClli.���������THE CHAMBER OF .MINES  wants'.thoroughly reliable correspondents In  every camp in the distticts of liust aud, West  Kooteuay and Yale, to whom reasonable compensation, will.be paid for their services.  Correspondents will bo expected to furnish  the Chamber of Alines with all 'development  going on all nt the mines, the installation of  'machinery, shipments of ore and value, and  generally such news as will attract attention  of capitalists and cause them to investigate  and invest.  Applications to be addressed to  C11AM11KR OF MINES,  Southern llritisb Columbia,  (ICootcnay and Yale)  1'. O. ilox 07 S. KOSSr.AN'D, II. C.  Bruno Thomas, an engineer representing Vancouver capitalists, was . in the  .city yesterday en route to the fcjlocan to  examine the Great Western group, between Kaslo ami Sandon, which his  syndicate owns outright, and the Two  Friends on 'Springer Creek in which thev  own a half interest. The syndicate,  acquired tlie Great Western some years  ago, paying a round figure for the property. They spent some $20,000 and  shipped a quantity'of high grade ore.  Work was then suspended and nothing  was done for a couple of years. The  Two Friends property is; now in .'operation and small shipments are made  regularly. Should Mr. Thomas' report  be favorable the Great Western will be  opened on a good basis and work on the  Two Friends proceeded with on a more  comprehensive scale.���������Nelson Tribune.  Some Silverton people have a  Club."  Rawhiding put in an  Monday last.  Mr. (i'e >  L. vat  went on Thursday on  a trip to Victoria.  Mr.  Trueman   has   his   gallery   now  open for business.  The Deliiionica   restaurant   is   to   be  rallied for on the 30th.  New Delivery's going to have a Christmas tree on Xmns eve.  ,Mrs. ^\ iirner and family (removed to  Spokane on Friday last.  Mrs. Covington is going to open a  fruit store in Slocan City.  The MinPi-n' hall will be opened by a  ball next Thurrfday'evening.  Goo. I.no\vln������ has moved his jewelry  store to the Miners' Union block.  Rawhiding is now iu vogue; but the  rocks crop up frequently, and impede  ���������progress.  Coasting is now a favorite amusement  by the ki is, and /onio who are older than  the kids.  The frame work of the new Methodist  church is up, and the structure will  shortly be closed ii\.  (i. W. Giiinmo't has moved his jewellery stock to his new building, next the  Methodist church.  J. \V. Mellor, of Victoria, who lias  ss, ������pp:it  a  few  J. B.  -dcArthur, of Rossland, was a  visitor in Sandon on Friday.  Notice.���������There, will be a meeting of  residents east of Pitts' store to organize  a local fire department, at Mr. Vallance's  house, Wednesday, at 8 p.m,  ��������� Mr. A. L. Sifton, of Calgary, and S. S.  Taylor, Q. C.,, of Nelson, will address  the electors in the Miners' Union hall.  Monday evening, at 7:30, in the interest  of Mr. Galliher.  The new city hall will be -10 x 1-10, two  stories and bosement. The lock-up will  be in, the basement; the fire station and  city offices on the first floor, and court  room, jury room and provincial police  office on second floor. The building is  to cost :fo,19S and tlie lots $1,500.  HINES AND niNING.  several agencies lor  days heie on  business.  Mr. T. J. Barron is going to give an  ''ar.-homo" to his pupil-, in the public  school in the near future.  A II. McNeil has withdrawn from the ,  . ....  political contest, and John MeKane has ]Vmba,  winch   is   proving  usell n good  taken his place in the field  Lavina ore nets !f40 a ton in gold and  silver.  The Sunset at Whitewater has 16 men  at work.  The lied Fox is to commence shipping  shortly.  Win. Tomlinpou has'20 men at wo'ik  on the Speculator.  MoJlie Hughes ore is worth 312 oz*. of  silver and $7.4-- in gold.  The head office of the Chapleau mine  I as been moved from sUocan to  Nelson.  For the week ending Nov. 22nd. the  Whitewater mine shipped 239 tons of  ore.  By. the suit of G. D. McMaitin vs. A.  D. Williams, Victoria No.,(5 claim near  Sandon will be sold bv the sherili'on the  28th.  Mr. Hughes is giving a great deal of  attention',  to   the   Trade   Dollar   these  Thirteen below zero' wa= reported  Monday night in some parts of the  Slocan; Jack was a busy man.  On Thursday the C. P. R. and K. & S.  passenger trains were 'delayed several  hours on account of bad snow storms.  Many people . thought (ieo, Williamson of telephone 'fame, was invincible;  but it is not so, as' ho is now married to  Miss Munro, of Ingersoll, Ont. :���������:,   ���������  Havoc'was played with all'the boats'  on Kootenay lake during the late store,  and several times the mail service was  irregular under the sam.e difficulties.  The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian  church, on Thursday evening, gave^a  soc:cal in Crawford's hall;1 which was  well attended. Music and refreshments  were the order of the evening..  Marsh Adams, late chief of police at  Kaslo, died in the Sisters' hospital at  Spokane last week- after two or three  days' illness. He'.was well known by all'  the old-timers all over the Slocan.  Sandon is at length going to have a  city" hall nnd public, buildings. The.  structure will cost nearly.���������?4,000, and the  contract has been 'awarded to Folliott .<&  McMillan, who began work yesterday.  Sproat has at length;ebnsented to take  !j>l,oS5 for his lots from the skating rink  company, and tenders will be asked for  the building shortly. It. is so far believed but the skating rink will > be built  this fall,'leaving the curling apartment  over for another year. ,  Lots of the very best children's  sleighs���������cheap, at Clill'a's bookstore. .A  tine display of toys will be opened,, in  the new store in a few days One ot the  best stocks of wall paper ever opened in  any part of Kootenay has arrived, and is  novr offered to the public.  At a dance, at Three Forks Friday  night one Brown bit an ear oil'one  Barber. An information for common  assault followed. Barber told the Beak  that out of regard for Brown's family he  diil not wish the case pushed and a line  of $28 wound up the case.  property.  The Palmita lead is now from ten to  twelve feet in width, carrying a large  bod}- of high grade galena and carbon-  ales, the latter assaying 194 ounces per  ton.  George Gurd is in receipt of encouraging reports from the Kaslo group on  ���������the south fork of Carpenter creek, tinee-  quarters of a'mile froih ' Cody. He has  twelve'men at work on the property,  and development is being pushed ahead  as rapidly as possible. It. is probable  that several, shipments of ore will be  made from the Kaslo during the winter.'  .Development Is being vigorously pros-,  ecuted. on, the! property., of the Lost'  Mountain Company, and is showing up  in good shape. The company is non-  engaged in'driving a tunnel on theGian't  .claim, and have encountered a consider-'  able body of clean ore. Development on  this group will also be pushed through  the winter, .as it is said to be showing  up very satisfactorily. ������������������������������������.���������������������������  A PUR- GRAPE CREAM Of TARTAR POWDER  Highest Honor_, World's Fair  Gold MedaJ, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Ilaklnfr, Fowdor������ containing"  aluiu.   They are l:ijuriou* to haalth SEVERE   TESTS   THROUGH   'WHICH  'MAXIMITE HAS PASSED.  II Siir.es,lully M Klisi.imls Ilfiil mill SlmrU  -II    May   Ki-it'.nrr   l.yil������lllf  a-   "   "'"'  .Vol   (Oxpi.xlc oil tliparl.  Nowadays    governments    put forth  special efforts to 'thoroughly  investigate the qualities and merits of high  explosives, with a view to finding the  best  bursting charge for shells.  The tests through which a high explosive must pass are very severe. The  inventor having an ambition for producing a satisfactory high explosive  has a difficult task before him.  In the first place, the compound  must be perfectly stable, and to dc-  .tormine ��������� this it is submitted to a  severe heat .test for a period of fifteen  minutes. If it fails to stand this  test it is condemned at once, and  goes no further. If it passes the heat  test satisfactorily a quantity is then  placed under a falling weigbL or  hummer to tost its sensitiveness or  its ability to resist shook. This is  determined by the height from which  it is necessary for the hammer to  fall in order to explode the material:  If the explosive proves sufficiently  insensitive to indicate that it will  stand tho impact or shook of penetrating- armor plate, it is then tested to  determine its explosive power. An  armor piercing shell is filled with  tho material and armed with a very  powerful exploder, which is set off  by electricity.  The force of the explosive is'shown  by the number and character of the  fragments. Small sheila are burst for  fragmentation in a steel walled  chamber; larger shells are buried in  the sand and exploded, the fragments  being recovered by sifting the sand.  If the number of fragments indicate a sufficiently high explosive  power an armor piercing shell is ,then  filled with the compound and fired  through a nickel"',steel'' plate, so thick  as to'almost stop the shell in passing  through, leaving just velocity enough  to carry it a few feet into a sand  butt back of the plate, where it may  be dug out and recovered, provided  the explosive proves to be sufficiently sensitive to stand the. shook of impact and does not explode on the instant of striking the plate. This is  a   very severe  test,  and  the severest  of all.  An explosive which will stand this  impact on the plate, where the entire velocity of the projectile is overcome while moving its length through  c the plate, is proven so sensitive that  there can be no danger in its projection from ordinance at any, desired  velocity. That is to say, there will.be  no danger of the explosive going off  in the gun, because the shock of acceleration in the gun is necessarily  . very much' less than the shook of retardation when the projectile strikes  the armor,plate.  Experiments with maximite, the  most reoent invention,, have been going on for several months, ;the results  attained with it having been reserved from tho public.   ,  It is said to have passed all of the  above   tests   satisfactorily.    When   it  the  detonation   tthat  it  is  estimated j gun, the rate of rotation being about  tho shell  was broken  into ten  thous- | 7,000 turns a minute as tho projectile  leaves  the  muzzle.  The great heat generated by frio-  tion between the projeotile and the  explosivo as the projectile turns upon  il, is 30 groat as to often set it on  fire and cause an explosion. It of  course taikes time for tho contained  explosive charge to fully participate  in the rotation of tho shell, and until it does tho shell rotatas or turns  upon tho explosive.  The low fusion point of maximite  causes it to melt instantly where it  comes in contact with iho shell  whenever there is any friction set up,  thus producing a perfectly friclionlcss  bearing, so that the temperature  cannot rise beyond ihe fusion point  of the material.  Another advantage possessed by  maximite is that it expands in passing from a liquid Lo a solid state,  exactly in the same manner that water docs in freezing. This causes the  material to press upon and to adhere  strongly to the  walls  of tho shell.  Maximite isihe first high explosive  satisfactory in other respects which  has proven capable of piercing  armor plate of a thiclkincss so great  as to render it available as a bursting charge for ordinary armor  piercing shell, thus enabling the malarial to bo fired through the steel  Walls of,a battle ship to. explode inside.  In the recent tests made by the  British government upon the old bat  and  fragments.  A 5-inch' armor piercing projectile  was next filled with maximite and  fired through an armor plate, as above  described^ tho projectile being, afterward recovered intact.1 It was found  that tho shook had in. no way affected, the explosive. Tho shell was then  armed with a' fuse and fired by  electricity.  The number and character of the  fragments, showed that the same  force was developed in'proportion to  the weight of the shell, as in' the case  of the large 12-inch shell above mentioned, which was exploded iu ihe  sand. '  The next tost was with projectiles  filled \vith maximite fired against a  concrete wall, wilh results which  demonstrated that, the power of the  explosive was superior to that of any  other high explosive ever thrown  from a gun. ,  Projectiles loaded wii h maximite  were tbon fired through a wooden  screen, after, passing which-they exploded, and the fragments went into  the sea. .The fragmentation was  such that, tho appearance upon the  water was similar to that which  would be produced by the simultaneous fire of a regiment of'musketry.  On this occasion a result was produced hitherto uhiknown, and Which,  perhaps, illustrated ������������������ the violence of  the explosive better than anything  else. ' The projectiles, at the' instant  of explosion wore probably going at  a' velocity of about ; two thousand  feet per second. Pieces of the base  plug of ono of the projectiles were  thrown bacliward with such violence  as to hot only overcome the forward  momentum, but to throw them backward with a velocity estimated to  be at least one thousand feet per  second.  This shows that <i projectile filled  with  niaxiraito,     and    exploded   in  a  state of rest, would have its frag- j guns of the larger calibre. There  ments hurled at a velocity of about j have been many instances reported  three thousand feet per second, arid! from the Transvaal where the 1yd-  tbat the forward moving fragments dlte shells exploded prematurely dur-  when a projectile is exploded in j iag flight. Such premature ,ex-  flight  will be hurled at a velocity of j plosions are said to be absolutely im-  tle  ship  Belle Isle great havoc    was  found  to   have been   wrought  by   the, tnre'e   amea>   an<1  tjjeu  lyddite  shells    whenever    they  pene-1  trated through the ship's- side at un- I  BLOOD POISONING  FOLLOWS A WOUND  IN   THE KNEE  CAUSED BY A PITCHFORK.  II m UiK-Ioi-n In I'oiisullallon <;uv������ Hie Siif  Torcr bill Utile Ilii|������i: of Itccoverj'��������� How  Ills I.IJc Was Savml.  Brockvillo Recorder.  Among the old families in the  township of Augusta, in tho neighboring county of Grenville, there is  hone better known or more influential,, than those that bear the namo  of Bisaell. The Bissolla were among  the earliest settlers in the' township  and have ever since taken an active  part, in all moves to promote' its  welfare. The subject of their narrative, Mr. Silas Bisaell, is one of the  younger members of the family,'who,  some years ago 'oft Canada to make  his home in'',', the state of Nebraska.  He ha3 passed through an experience  almost unique, and considers y that  he is fortunate in being alive to tell  the tale.  The story aa told.in Mr. Bissell's  own words, is as follows:���������"In the  autumn of 1898 I sustained a serious  injury through having tho tines of a  pitchfork penetrate my left knee. The  wound apparently healed; biit . I did.  nob enjoy the same health lhad previous to tho accident, and it Was but  a short'-time before I was compelled  to -take to my bed on account of excruciating! pains in my "limbs and  stiffness in my joints. A doctor' wpa  called in, and he lanced the knee  told me the  trouble was blood poisoning. He  treated   me   for   somo'  timo,    but     I  %  protected  points,  but  all  such' shells | steadily grew  worse, and  finally five  which  struck   upon  tho armor   plate j  exploded on impact and did practically  no damage  five    thousand   feet  something    like  per second.  For the same reason, that a large  number of small bullets thrown at a  high velocity are more effective and  deadly     than   the. large,  heavy,   slow  possible with  rmtSifhite.  REMARKABLE   ACQUAINTANCE.  A charming  story about a robin is  j told   by   an   English,  writer.   "A   few  moving bullets formerly employed, a'.-.years ago,".he says, "I spent the sum-  shell filled with such an explosivo aS   mer at Kow, during which time lhad  ' the privilege of ah intimate acquaint-  with  a robin  that  lived in  and  maximite it  is believed may have an ,  enormous    advantage ���������������r <f ^f **!j about the garden.  He perched beside  now. in    uso.       The    constitution of ��������� uuu  maximite     and   the    formula   for  ' i  off  in  shells.    The material  needs to  be  confined   in    a strong  steel   shell  before  it  can  be  exploded  even  with  the strongest  fuse.  , ,     ,.     ,     ,   ... ������������������j Maximite melts at a very low tem-  it was subiected to the heat test and .,,,,,       aVof  nf  it was suoje-Leu                 .',,      ���������nf,   of perature,  considerably  below  that  of  no  change  manifested  at  the  end  ot ,   ?i.        V,            T_  ,.���������._.��������� ������������������;���������H,M  its i me "on the seat which Iusually occupied, tooik crumbs from my! hand and  often anrused mi with a song. I was  reluctaavtly compelled to leave, and I  did not see him again, for two years,  When I returned to Kew for another  long* visit I went baok to rayi old .seat  in the garden. The robin came to rhe  ��������� _     T<- ...I   '   , .,   .       .,������������������..        i and   recognized  me   at once.  Of   that  ion.   .If a-quantity of it be.piled in a ���������. ������������������'   ,     , ,    , ,   y-   ,,  i,'   -.���������,        ft ,     ...     Z.        *���������       I I ouxu toavo no doubt, because he took  Heap upon the ground without confine- . '���������'���������������������������, r      ,      r  _,������������������,   ... ������������������ ,   ,      ������������������'",,;���������_.     I.   I crumbs  from' my hand as  fearlessly  ment   it   cannot   be   exploded   by   the i.      ,    . ���������       ���������������������������'���������. ��������� ���������  is before,  same   detonating fuse  used   to  set  it  manufacture    are   kept 'a strict   secret. ' .������������������-.���������'.'        ' !  Maximite is so insensitive that a  mass of it may be pierced with! a  w'bite hot rod of iron, or even melted cast ir6n may be poured upon it  without  the  least  danger of    explos-  fifteen minutes, the required time,  the material was allowed to remain  under the test for a period of two  hours, and there wore no. signs of .decomposition even then.  A 12-inch' forged steel armor piercing shell, weighing one thousand  pounds and provided with a detonating fuse having electrical connections for firing was filled with maximite. The shell was buried in the  sand and  exploded.  boiling water. In filling projectiles  maximite is melted and poured into  them, where, on cooling, it forms a  very dense  and solid  mass.  It has been found by experiments  made by the government that although an explosive may be so insensitive that it will safely stand the  shook of acceleration in a gun, it  may still be dangerous to shoot, ow-   ing   to   the    rapid   rotation   given   to  So"7orrific  was i the   projectile   by   the  rifling   of   the  physicians  were> called in  for consultation.  My   entire system seemed   to  be affected, and the doctors said the  While lyddite is sufficiently insen- j trouble had reached one of my lungs,  sitive to  permit of  it3 being  thrown j aiDxl tuat tney couid uold ou(_ buL lit_  with    comparative   safety  from  guns j (,ie hope  of my recovery,    After    roof moderate calibre, it is not safe in   maining  in  bed for eleven  weeks,    I  decided that I would return to my  old home in Canada. I was so much  run down, and so weak that it was  a question whether I would live to  reaoh therei" but I was nevertheless  determined to'make aa effort'to da  so. After a. long journey under those,  most trying circumstances,'.I reached,  my old home. I was so used up, and  presented such an emaciated appearance that my friends had no thought  that I would recover. I continued to  drag along in this, condition for several months, when one day a cousin,  asked me why I did not try Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. I was willing,  to try any medicine that' was likely  to cure me, and I sent for a supply  of the pills.* After I had been using  the pills for about three weeks I felt  an improvement in my condition. From  that time I gradually ���������' grew better,,  new. Wood seemed coursing through  my veins, the stiffness in my joints  disappeared, aind the agonizing pains  which had so long tortured me vanished. 1 took iin'-all ten ' or twelve  boxes,of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and  lhave mo hesiitation in saying that  I believe they saved my life, for when  I returned to Canada, lhad no hope  of recovery.'  Mr. BLssell has > since returned to  bis old home at Lincoln, .Neb., but  the statements made above can be  vouched for by amy of his friends in  this section, and by all of the neighbors in the vicinity of his old borne.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure such  apparently hopeless cases as Mr.  Bissell's because thoy' make new,  rich, red blood, aud thus reach tho  root of the trouble. These pills are  tho only .medicine offered tho public  that can show a record of such marvellous cures after doctors had failed.  If you are at all unwell,'this medicine will restore you to health,' but  be sure you get the genuine with the  full name "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  for Pale People," on the wrapper  arouind  each  box.  TABLOID CAFE IN PARIS.  A restaurant for concentrated food  is to be started in Paris by an enterprising French chef. The happy  diner will enjoy a menu of tabloids.  From the hors d'oouvres to dessert his  entire meal will bo presented to him  in  a few Square inches.  HER  ORDERS WERE OBEYED.  And I want it to say; "To my husband," in an appropriate place, said  the window, in conclusion, to Slab, the  gxavestoho  man.  Yessum, said Slab. And the inscription went on ; "To My Husband.  In an  appropriate  place."  mi.  ? 'i-iig |" Pr  All Japan tens are colored.  CEY-.ON GREEN TEA'  is .pure and uncolored.  ���������FLASHES OF, FUN.-      -  ' Bessie���������Harry tells me all he knows,  I'lo^-Indeed I Isn't the silence dreadfully   oppressive?   '  Wigwag���������What    do you newspaper  h     fellows: mean   by  yellow  journalism ?  Scribbler���������Well,   a yellow  journal    is  '   one that's printed in black and white,  and yet when it's read  it makes you  feel blue.  Muggins���������Bjones is a most extraordinary fellow. He won a hat on the  last general ' elections. . Buggins���������  What   is     remarkable    about     that 1  ��������� Muggins���������Why, bless my soul, he got  it I  Sillicus���������The Bible tells us to love  our enemies. Cynicus���������Wo do. Most  of us are our own worst enemies.  Hoax���������Bjones is a regular fire-eater, isn't he ? Joax���������Yes ; I believe ho  does patronize a light lunch cafe.  . ' Tourist���������What is that frightful racket here all, day long? That is Ihe  . t' cow, bells.    Ah,  how poetic I  .What rnakes you work so hard when  the boss is away ? P-m absent-minded and I might forget myself when  lie gets  back. '  Tom���������Flies never annoy a sleeping  man, Dick���������What nonsenso I Why,.J���������  Tom���������The man wakes up and is annoyed.  Mrs. Church���������Your namo is not  spelled right on this list. Mrs. Gotham  ���������What's tho matter with it? Why,  Lillie is spelled with only one 1. Oh,  , well, my husband, wrote that. It's  nothing new for him. to forgot one  of my letters.  A colored citizen gave a justice of  the peace a big, fat 'possum as a wedding fee. Meeting him a year after  his marriage, tho justice said: Well,  Jim, how. do you like married life ?  . .Well, suh, was the roply, all I kin say  is���������I wish I'd eat dat 'possum.  Mike, opening his pay envelope,���������  Faith, that's the stingiest man lever  worked for. Pat���������Phwat's the matther  wad ye; didn't ye git as much as ye  ixpicted ? Mike-r-Yis, but I was count-  in' on gittin' more than I ixpicted.  My eyes are no longer liko stars to  you, I supose ? she exclaimed during  a healed conversation with her presumed laid and master. Well, suppose  ' you go away about a hundred million  aniles, and I'll take a look at them, and  decide, suggested the cruel, unfeeling  anan.  First Beggar���������Why didn't you tackle  that   lady? Sho  might have   giv-  ��������� en you  something. Second. Beggar���������I  : let her. go,because I understand   my  business better than you. I never ask  a woman for anything when she is:  alone, but when two women are' together you can get nioney from both,  . because each one is afraid the other  will think her stingy if she refuses.  This profession has to be studied just  . lika any other, if you expect.to make  a success ot it.    See? ���������    ',    .  j THE  UMBRELLA'S  PLACE IN  HISTORY.  'As a study tho umbrella is deeply  interesting-. It has its place in history, mythology innd religion. In the  sculptured remains of Nineveh' and  Egypt there are representations ot  king-, and ��������� occasionally of leaser  poton'tates, riding in state or going  in procession with' umbrellas over  their heads. This would seem as if  in those early days umbrellas were  more a mark of distinction than for  either uso or ornamental purposes.  And indeed many of ihe writers, persuade us that this is so. If has-been  quite solemnly averred that the very-  first suggestion of the umbrella wa������  in the humble mushroom and toadstool, and to this day the Parisians!  call tho erections sot up in the Boia  de Boulogne as shelters for their  pedestrians "champignons."  WHAT TO DO WITH OUR DAUGHTERS.  Teach them self-reliance.  Teach them to make bread.  Teach *them to make shirts.  Teach them to foot up store bills.  Teach them how to cook a good meal.  Teach them to wear, thick, warm  shoes.     - , .  Teach them how io wash and iron  clothes.  Teach .them how to make their own  dresses.  Policies nay Chance, Opinions Alay Clunje. bufcono thing that no-er ohnngea, that  is (ho qnality of ' '  C__l"_r__iO:iSr   T__3___, It always remains tho best.  In Lead Paoketa  25, 30, 40, 50 and 00a.  Poultry, glitter, Eggs and other Produce.  If you have any correspond with us.     U'e want IOO CARLOADS  to  supply   our tr ado.  The Dawson Commission Co,, Limited, Toronto.  " A Thing: of Beauty is a' Joy."  IServilinc is a joy also. No remedy in  tho world equals it. Neuralgia" and  rheumatism' are relieved almost instantly and minor aches and pains are  cured by a single application, Nervi-  line  is sure  to cure.  KLAYING  A DEEP GAME.      ���������  "Sujv mamma," said four-year-old  Tommy, "le^'s play I'm an iiwtul-loak-  .Lng .old' trainp. I'll come around to  the b���������o,k door and ask for a piece of  pie and you get sea red and give it  to .me."  "Vaneglory���������I hope Swainston said  nothing about me the other night,  old chap? Cecil Swerve���������Not a word,  old man. In fact, we had quite an  interesting little chat.  James, dear, said Mrs. Northside,  what sort of a ring is it that prize  fighters battle in ? _ An engagoment  ring, my dear, replied Mr. North-  side.  <>.\i: <;ooi> Tinex  i>i:si:kvs> .i\������rfii:it.  Ladies of Canada"���������Sisters ;  Great Britain taikcs nearly all the  exported produce of Canada. English,  Scotch and Irish boys produce the to::s  of Ceylon    and India.  Canada consumes 11,000,000 pounds  of colored aud doctored Japan Green  teas. Green    tea  of  pure   natural  green leaf, are being introduced, from  Ceylon and India. They are now on  sale with all live grocers.  Statesmen see obstacles to preferential trade within the empire. You  ladies can sweep aside all obstruction.  Bring patriotic sentiment on your  breakfast table. Your grocer 'will  get these pure teas if you only insist.  The Salada Tea Company have  placed  them in hundreds of stores.  Many other leading firms have  shipments coming. Only laggards  await the jumping of the cat.  Colonist.  You say your son is a professional  man. Yes, But you also said ho follows football. ��������� Do you mean he's' a professional . player 1 Not at all. He's a  surgeon. .  TO CIBEA COLD IJi  O.VB ������.__���������.'  Tako Lax-tire Bromo Quinine Tablets. All uru^gisu  refunl the money if it. rutin to euro. IS. W, Grove.'  Blzn&turo is on cachbox.      33a .    '  '���������' HE WAS. _m_3SH.  ���������  '.  Have, you any nice fresh eggs'.to-  day ?" asked the woman with businesslike? ways..  "Madam," answered the man, who  has just started in the grocery business, "permit me to remind you that  nice eggs are necessarily fresh and  fresh eggs are always nice. Moreover,  if I have any, I have them to-day. My  possession of eggs yesterday or to.  morrow does Snot in the slightest  degree effect the situation. Therefore  time being precious to a business man,  I will' simply content myself with replying, that I have nice eggs."  A bald-headed man appreciates the  gift of a pocket comb so much that  he can't be induced  to part with it.  Beware of Ointments  for  Catarrli  that contain  Mercury.  as' mercury will nirely tie-troy the Benso ol  smell and completely derange the whole system  vrhen entering it through the mucous surfaces.  Such articles ."hould never bo used except oq  proscripiioni lrom reputable physicians, an the  damage l.huj will do is ton fold to tin- good ycu  '!_B possibly derlvo from them. Ha l's Catarrh  Cure, manufactured by F.J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, O., contains no mercuty, and is taken internally, acting directly upon tho blood and  mucous surfaces of the system. In buying  Hall's Catarrh Curo bo sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally.and made in Toledo,  Ohio, by F. J. Choncy & Co. Testimonials  free. '  Sold by Druggistn, price 75o per bottle.  Hall's Family Pills are the beat.  Going lo learn to play, the cornet,  eh ? Do ytou think your wind is good  enough? Oh, I can blow, the instrument all right. Yes, but I mean do  you think you could outrun any prr-  suer'(  FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS  UBS. WIN8LOWS SOOTHINO SYBUP tua _ms  tied by mothers for their children teething. It tooth*  lha child, softens the gums, -lluye p-in, ours- wind  ���������olio, ������nd Is the bed remedy for di-rrhon. 25o.������ bottle.  Bold by _11 druggist* throughout the world. Be iur������  nnd uk far " lira. Winslow's Soothing Syrup."  W I������ C 1050  CALVERT'S  Carbolic Disinfectants, Soaps, Ointment, Tooth Powders, ato., have been  awarded 100 medals and diplomas (or snpwio-  ezcellenoe. Their regular uso prevent Infections diseases. Ask your dealer to obtain a  supply.   Lists mailed free on application.  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  MANCHESTER    -   -     ENOLAMD.  Ta send fer ���������_������������������  Oomnleto Catalogue of 8hM*  Mu.lo and Backs  with Speolal rate*  of discount.  whalIy,  ROYCE&Go.  168 Vong- St.  Toronto, oat,  METAL ROOFERS W���������:  -OKOViO,  OhT.  8-Bsag-a Casings���������New Importations finest B-dUk  Sheep and American Hog Cosines���������reliable snod-eA  rcht prices.   PAP.K, BLAOKWELL _ CO., Toro-IeT  ' Tibbs, I never hear you make any  fun of your wife's cooking. Well, no ;  yon see she belongs to so many  cooking clubs that I do a good deal  of the home cooking myself.  MONTREAL HOTEL DIRCCTORY.  The " Balmoral," Frae Bus #__������'������  Gents' Suits f3.@aei������d  or lljetl; also Ladies' Wear of all kinds,  and House Hangings of every description.  GOLD MEDALIST DYUtS.  BRITISH AMERICAN DYBIN-   OCT,  Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa & Quebec.  R 0 0 FI MQ and 3heat HotelW8fEai  SJi ���������<T          ��������� ~_������OOFINO SLATH, la By-  Red or Green,   SLATB BLAOKBOABDa Mii  ���������"'"  . -    -     ^dJ(k_  -S^fe^F? fs* l5ffi3,o_ffi__������  aise������,eoo.  Estimates furnished for work o onsplsU o������  PI  P-b}lo_ndH,^  _,������ ������&?������ _,R������oir-N_. TILE {s������_fiw OU?_  t-EhJ-i. ,Kltlm������'������������ furnished for work o ompleSs or  AVENUE   HOUSE McQUJ-OoUc..    A-enue  per drjr.  Gracious, little boy ! You're not going to kill the dear little birds���������are  you? No, dear lady, I'm merely going  ter fire off several salutes in dere honor.   Dat's  all.  The maa behind the gun has had hi-  day;  'Another    hero  comes    who  knocks'  him.  flat,  You'll find him meek and patient at  the play���������  Ho is' the mam behind the  woman's'  hat.  THE MOST NUTRITIOUS.  GRATEFUL- COMFORTING.  BREAKFAST-SUPPER.  The Canada Permanent  and Western Canada  Mortgage Corporation.  HnAD  OrB-ICE-  Canada Permanent Building  .   Toronto St., TORONTO."  ��������� JlkANCIC pJTIOKS���������  Wlnnlpog-, Man., Vancouver, B. C, St. John, N. B,  HILLS, MILLS & HALES,  Barrlsterr, eto. ;'  Reinored to Wesley Hulldlngs,  KlchuiondSt. W.. Toronto.  Catholio Prayer Sf&SPt  Religious Pictures, BUtu-rj, and Church '  R0*artM, Stu.  'Soapularo,  'Or-aaaa-t*.  Kd-oaeloa-l Work's.   Mail orders recait* promt* osUm,  0. A .. 8A0LICB A 00., Montreal.  Deposits vgg: il  Db .rata. SHE-4  por  cent  per  eent  Surplus Assets rhTpubiio"68 to  SS, OOO.OOO.  " ONr POUND  CAKES"  fob     :ec������7   j-53_si___:o__.x������      TJSH  Laundry, Wash      Clothes, Ironinf, Se-ling Presorrei.  /     PAKAFPINEl  THE QtTBBN OITY OIL CO..   Limited.  Sam'l Rogrer3, Prest- Toronto  Ask your dealer for it. ���������������*#���������������������������  THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, November 24, 1900.  The Mining Review.  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1900.  THE POLITICAL SITUATION.  What effect ''the svrappine of horses  crossing the stream" ' will have on tlie  Conservative interests in the election on  Dec. Cth it is very hard to say. From  v what.we can learn John MeKane, wbo  alias jumped into Mr. McNeill's vacated  shoes, ia quite us good a man as McNeill,  and at least as well known. He is! riot  it lawyer, but ������ raining man, whicb may  i be to his advantage; tlie Bhortne������s of  , time on his.hands ia ��������������� drawback. In  all these matters, however, when the  candidate ia a fair, average man,; there  is but one thing that should command  thee lectors' attention; that is has the  Laurier government carried out its  opposition pledges and given the country  Kood government? The fact tlie government h'as carried the country, and the  Conservative candidate must stand in  opposition, should count for nothing.  Yotinu for Mr. Galliher simply means  endorsing the government, and voting  for MeKane, whether he ia in opposition  or not, is expressing your dissapproval  of the government. Thin ia all there ie  to it, and is the view that all sensible  electors should take of the matter?  In opposition Laurier promised lower  taxation, aud < today our taxation is  nearly 25 per cent, higher than it was  wheu he took office, by the country  collecting 25 per cent, more revenue.  Our debt is increasing, as it is bound to  increase under any progressive government; but in opposition Laurier said he  would reduce it. In this he deceived  the people.' It ia a violated pledge, and  people of Yalo-Cariboo should express  their opinion of broken pledges. We  might go on and enumerate a dozen  broken pledges, equally g aring. The  electors should bear all these matters  in mind when '������������������ they go to vote on  Dec. 6th. ��������� '..v  It would be well if our.'incoming  council would.take some steps to have  ���������a proper assessment of the city .the  coming year.. Where titles are so un-  : satisfactory there are, of course, but few  'sales;, and consequently but little to  establish cash ' value from transfers.  Under such ; circumstances, rentals  should be made tlie basis of assessment.  If ono man asks $12 per year, per foot,  for lots, and another asks but $7, these  figures should be made the basis of  assessment, and no owner could object  as he himself established the value. To  a practised eye, the value of improvements ia easily reached, and that of  realty can be reached as well this  way, as through any other channel.  Tiik Banks of 'Eastern CaHada are opposing a mint in British Columbia, and  the explanation is easily seen.. Bank  bills are simply I. 0. TJ'a. of the institutions���������they are not money. Coin alone  is money. The Banks well know the  more coin is put in circulation, the more  the circulation of their I. 0. U's. is re-  a'ricted, and as a consequence, selfishness is tha cause of their position,  It is now conceded the election laws  jcompel voters in tho coining Yale-Koo-  tenay contest to vote in , the provincial  electoral district in which they reside-  That is, for instance, a man registered  in the Slocan can vote in 5 he Slocan  only. Electors should bear this in  mind.  LICENSK    AUTHORISING   AN.   EXTKA-PKO-  "VINCIAL COMPANY TO"CARKY:  ON  BUSINESS.  "Coxi-Sinn Act, 1897."  CANADA:  J  I'rovikc- or British Columbia  No. 192.  THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the "Cornice Claim s,  Limited," la authorised nnd licensed to  carry on,busiuess within the Province of British Columbia, und to carry out or effetit all or  any of the objcctH of the Company to which the  egislutive authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.  The head otllce of the Company is situate in  England.  The amount of capital qf the Company is ������20,-  000, divided intoiO.oOO shares of ������l each.  The head oflico of the Company iu this Province iB situate at New Denver, and Wm lieury  Sandiford, Minim? Engineer, whose address is  New Denver aforesaid, is the attorney for the  Company.     .'  Given under my hand and seal of office al  Victoria, Province .of British Columbia, this  11th day of September, one thousand nine hundred.  [l.k.] S   Y. WOOTTO.V,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  The fallowing tire the objects for which the  .Company has been established:���������  (a.) To purchase or.otherwise acquire a'nl  work any lands, mines, mining or mineral  claims, mining ri_hts, grants, concessions,  leases, easements, or interests in lauds, waters,  mines, minerals, mining or mineral cla m.n,  mining rights and o,her hereditaments'in Bii-  tish Columbia or elsewhere nnd ony property,  real or personal,..movable, or immovable, for  purposes incidental thereto, or to tiny other  objects of the Company:  (b.) To prospect und search for, get," win.work  and raise, either within the urea aforesaid, or  olse\vhere| copper or othor ores, metals, minerals or substances, and to carry on the bualne.-'8 (  of miners,millers, smcltttrs, and workers of any  processes in the production, reduction and  making merchantable of ores, minerals,metals,  metallic products, suppliers of water, merchants and manufacturers and workers of any  minerals, metals, articles, and things used'in  connection with mining, milling, sme'tlng,and  other processes aforesaid, or any of them:  (c.) To scinch fo" mines and minerals, and to  acquire and Krantliceuses and other rights and  privileges f^r tho purposes of, or in 'iaspect of,  the search for or winning and goiting of copper or other ores, metals or minerals:  (d.) T<> purchase,'take on lease, or in exchange, hire or othorwiye acquire any real or  personal property, live or deadstock, or any  easements, rights, privileges or concessions, or  any ioterest therein, necessary or convenient  forthe Company's business, or for developing  or utilizing any of the Company's property,aud  to explore, work arid'develop'the same:  (e.) To acquire, erect, construct, or hire and  maintain and work, any buildings, ulant, engines, machinery, fixtures, mills, roads, railways," tramways, canals, oreeks/shafts, ditches,  or other works which may be  necessary or ad-  Judge Lilly Back from Victoria.  Judge Lilly went out to Victoria last  week to see how he could extract money  but of the provincial treasury in the  interest of the city,.'for city hall and  flume purposes, that will call for 0,000  to $9,000.  As Mr. Wells was the only minister at  home, but little could be assursd though  much was promised. The government  feel they get much, revenue from here  and should treat, the locality liberally.  The.council are buying a piece of  ground from J. M. Harris, near the  Methodist, church, and will proceed  with a hall shortly. When extending  the flume, the council ought not to floor  it, tailings coining down will make  ah excellent floor, and one that cannot  be damaged by rocks coming down.  .  NURSING MOTHERS  want Scott's emulsion of cod-  liver oil, almost without exception. So before they get  to be mothers, eating for two  is no small tax, continued for  months.  ' The emulsion not only is  food itself; it gives strength  for digesting usual food.  If the milk is scanty or poor,  the emulsion increases supply  and enriches quality.  We'll send you a little to try if you like.  SCOTT & BOWNE,   Ch-mirta, Toronto.    .  Oxford Stoves are the  Best Heaters.  If you waut a fuel-saver, purchase one of our Oxford Stoves or  Ranges, which will burn either  wood or coal. We have a nice  assortment for sale cheap. Call  and see them.  HARRY NASH.  Donaldson's Old Stand.  visnble for the purposes of the Company,  whethor on laud of the Company ornot:  (f.) To undertake and carry into' effect all  such financial, commercial, trading, or other  operutious or business iu connection with tho  objects of the Company as the Company may  think lit:  (g.) To acquire any inventions capable of being used for any purpose connected with any  of the businesses or operations of the Company, or the license or right to use the samo,  and to acquire or cause to be applied for and  obtained, any letters,patent or concessions or  privileges ol an analogous character, whether  British or foreign, in respect of uuysuch inventions, and to grant and issue licenses for  the use of any such invention or, inventions,  upon such terms aud' conditions as may be  considered expedient:  (h ) To amalgamate with any other eompahy  having objects altogc:her or iu part similar to  the objects of thi������ Company, or to acquire and  undertake the wholo or any part of the business, properties and liabilities of any pc-son or  company carrying on any business which this  Company is authorised to curry on, or possessed of property suitable for the purpose of this  Company:  (i.) To pay for any property or business pur-  chusert or otherwise acquired in shares (to bo  treated ns either wholly or partly paid tip), or  debentures or debenture s'ock of the Company,  or in money, or partly in s-hares or debentures  or debenture stock, and partly in monev; and  to accept in payment for any part, or /or the  whole of the property of the Company, sold or  otherwise disposed of, shares, bonds or debentures or any other company or companies:  (j.) io Improve, manage, develop, let or sell,  or otherwise dispi seof, charge or deal with, iu  any manuerwhatsoever,nllorany part or party  of the property of the I'ompauy, or any rights  or casements In or over the same:  <k.) To ucquiro by original subscription or  otherwise, and to hold and sell, or otherwise  dispose of, shares, stock, debentures or debenture stock, or any interest In the revenues or  profits if any. company, corporation, partnership, nr person carrying on any busn.e.is capable of being conduced so as directly or indirectly to benefit this compauy, und, upon any  return of capital, distribution of assets, or division of profits, to distribute such shares,  stock, debentures, or debenture stock among  the members of this 'Company iu Kind:  (1.) To borrow or raise money.for the purposes of the Company, and to execute and issue  bonds or debentures, or debenture stock, to  bearer or otherwise,.mortgages aud other instruments for securing the , repayment thereof,  or for any other purpose, with or without  charge upon all or any of the property of the  Compauy or its uncalled capital, and upon  such terms, ss to priority or otherwise as the  Company shall think tit:  (m.) To establish or promote, or concur in  establishing or promoting, any other eompaiiy  Vfhose object shall include the acquisition and  taking over of all or any part of the property,  assets or liabilities of this Company, or shall  be in any manner calculated to enhanc-, either  directly or Indirectly, the interests of the Company, and to acquire aud hold shares, stock, or  securities of, or guarantee the payment of any  securities issued by, or any other obligations of  anvsuch c-mpany:  (n.) To lend, invest, and deal with the moneys of the i ompany not immediately required,  upon such securities, or without security, and  in such manner us from time to time may be  determined: i  (o.) To make, accept, indorse, and execute  promissory notes, bills of exchange, and other  negotiable Instruments:  (p.) To apply for, obtain, accept, adopt, and  carry into effect, any Acts of Parliament, provisional orders, concessions, contracts, grants,  decrees, powers or privileges, which maybe  deemed necessary or desirable for facilitating  the objects, or auy of the objectB of the Company:  (q.)To procure the Company to be registered,  or incorporated, or otherwise domiciled, represented, or recognised in British Columbia,  or iu any other place where it may.be necessary or expedient so to do:  (r.) To bold in the names of others any property which the Company is authorised to ac-  quite, and to carry on or to do any of the businesses and acts and things aforesaid, oither as  principal or a.eut, and either by the agency  of or as agents or trustees for others:  (s ) To pay all expenses of and incident to the  formation of the Company, aud to remunerate  and make donations (by cash or other tt������scls or  by the allotment of fully or partly paid shares,  or In any other manner) to any person or tier-  sons for services rendered or to be reudercd, lu  Introducing any property or business to the  ' ompany, or lu placing or assisting to^ilace  any Hhares, debentures or othor securities o(  theCompany, or for any other reusou which  the Company may think proper:  (t.) To execute and do, generally all such  othor things as the Company may at any timo  consdier cotducive to the carrying out or attainment of the above objects, or any of them.'  J. W.  BALMAIN,  Civil  Engineer,   Architect,   Etc.  P. O. Box 170.  SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA;  W. S. Dbbwbt  Sandon, B, C.  H.T. Tvriao  New Denror, B. C.  DREWRY  & TW1GG  Dominion and Provincial Laud Surveyors.  Civil and'Miriihg'JEnglneeM.  Bodfoid <fc McNeil Cid������:  A. R. HEYLAND,  ,      ENGINEER,   ,  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  SANDON. B.C.  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL. B.  B'arriHter, Solicitor, Notary  Public, Etc.  Sandon. British Columbia.  The Denver House  oooo  Headquarters for Travelling Men and  Miners.  .The Tabls Is first clas3.  The Bar Is always stocked by the best  Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  The Rooms are all that can bs desired  for comfort.  NELSON & CO.. Proprietors.  EsUbllnhod 1858.  M. R. Smith & Co.  ilanufacturers. of all kinds of  Plain and Fancy  mm raraoia,  VICTORIA, B. C.  BRANCH-VANCOUVER, B. C.  With our mode of flWng  mall orders, a man living In  tha " heart of the Rockies"  can do business with us  almost as satisfactorily as If  living In the city.  If It's, a Diamond Ring, a  25c. Collar Button or any  article In the Jewelry line,  WRITE US.  All goods  marked  In  plain  figures ���������strictly   one. prl'co.'  Carriage charges   paid  by  us  and . money - refunded   If  you  desire It.  Our handsomely Illustrated  catalogue sent free.  RYRIE BROS.,  Tonee and Adelaide Sit.,  DIAMOND HALL.     TORONTO.  Establithtd 18S4.     .  f  J  :  .'_ j! If''  m  m  P  111  ���������r-'l:f '  ������������������ ti 7M^  1 P  in  ���������AM.j.\  m,  j -m]  m  ���������1  i  V  ('���������'���������111  11    . 1     '������������������Sj.lf  ��������� v... \-m.  m  *m  .���������1 .''_i_  V.'  !':  ���������: ��������� ������;  1.   .'V  1 i^  ������ I  I isi  ���������M THE MINING REVIEW���������Saturday, November 24, 1900.  Christ In the Temple.  One of the most touching incidenls in  the life of Christ was the scene in tlie  Temple, where, as u boy of Lwelve, he  was found in deep discussion with (lie  chief priests anil saires of the Jewish  faith. It is a subject which iiss ever  appealed to the painter and poet, and  few episodes in the career of. our  Saviour has been more reverently depicted by the pen and pencil.   ,  The greatest.of all pictures in  which  the child"Jesus is shown 'in the Temple  in disputation with Rabbis, was painted  by Hoffman, Ihe German master.    Tlie  coloring of this  painting  was   superb;  and the   drawing  of  the  faces .of the  principals    wonderful.       This   is   particularly   true  of   the' face of Jesus���������  the countenanceisfull of boyish beauty,  interfused-with a high and holy intelligence.    JSTo more   beautiful  conception  "of the face and figure of the Master has  ever  been   placet!  on canvas.   Around  liim are shown  the Rabbis,-grave mid  thoughtful 111 en, whose astonishmcnL at  tho  wisdom   of tlie youth is  strikingly  depicted.  The painting, "Christ in the Temple,"  has been accurately, produced in the  most delicate colors in keeping with the  subject. It is in hize 17x24 inches,  and is a beautiful study for every  Christian home.  Our readers will be interested in  knowing that the Family Herald am]  Weeklv Star, of Montreal, have secured  the riuht' of this famous picture for  their subscribers this year.  ��������� Thev- have also another interesting  picture entitled "HOME FROM THE  \VAR,'\repro_ejiting the happy return  of one of our Canadian toMiers from  ������buth Africa. It is a splendid suuvenir  of the lute war, and appeals at once to  every Canadian. It has been specially  painted for the.. Family Herald and  Weekly .Star and will be tent along with  the picture, Christ in the Temple,'.' to  every Family Herald subscriber new or  renewal.  An interesting and descriptive, pamphlet will be sent free to any'of our  readers sendii g a request for it by  postal card to. the Family Herald and  Weekh Star, Montreal.  Jobbers and Retailers in  Hardware  and  Mining Supplies  'T Rails and Track Iron,  Crow's Xest Coal,  liar and Sheet Tron,  Jessop ifc Canton Steel for Hand  and  Machine Brills,  Powder, Cups, Fuse,  Iron Pipe and Fittings, .   , '  Oils, Waste, etc.,  Mine ot Mill Supplies of "all kinds,    '  Agents Traux Automatic Ore Cars.  150 Barrels  /'  Just Arrived.  Head Office-  Stores at  -Iselson, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C.  Misses M. k A. McHflflOD  Ha e Now  Reopened Their  . Northern Spys, Bell Flowers, - Russets, Greenings, Baldwins,  Spitz and Ben Davis. Call and see them, they are all right  in quality and price,  at'  a  < science and mining.  Spodimiene is n mineral mined near  Custer,'South Dakota, and is used as a  source of lithium carbonate. It is worth  about $25 per ton on board tha cars at  the. mine ready for railway shipment.  jsses__sh__5___!  _c__5___E_ra_i_nz_n  I S S U__ D I  E,   W       j  ION  Q!?Hi]\ery =  g-e 01 Business...  ..'LOGAN & PHILIPS  Will continue'the tailoring business lately carried on by Armstrong & Co.  All fits and workmanship will be guaranteed.  Business in 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 children.    Call and see.  aaescooceee.o.eose.at  a  s  ��������� .?������������������������  New    PI-did a    Th:-ou5hoi.:t|  j25,000- Now ,-7/prdsf  Phrases   'ua'C:   n-cfCijiiloiiS  ..   ^ Prepared under  tho  direct'  .  suocrvisiori'ofW,T.KARRIS   .07  / Fii:p.,XI..D., U"n;Kd; States..'\-'  '   Co.rhmis.sio:it;v cf Education,.'. .-  ass.stcd by'_ large corps of     .  competent  spociaii-t-" and  editors. '  R.lch  Bindings,     v?     ' ������36-}'.'usea  5000   Illustrations'  BETTER' THAN. EVER,  FOR.   GENERAL   USE  eOOO.  0  CHAS. LAMBERT  SAMJON, B. C.  Plans and estimates furnished.  Oirice and  shop near A. Crawford's blacksmith shop. .  Dimension and Dressed Lumber  always on hand.  Sash, Doors,-Moulding, Turnings,  &c, at prices to suit, the times.  Doors (five Panncls;, first quality,  SI.75 and up; Sash Glass, SI.75  and up.  Joiners Supplies at the right  price.  Call and inspect stock���������all No. 1.  BE MM/HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO.  LIAUTED.  mmswm, Ontario,  o s a o o a ��������� a a o o ��������� _ e e o e o a o ������ o - e o o  Webster  '������������������Wc :ilso pub!i.s!  's -.-.Collegiate  irynf Sc'**ltij>.iV.*or.  ^ in quality, sccom  D  ct  ill  en  lir.  .t a.  Specimen pa^ys, etc. of both  .books    sent on   application*  Ce'CMERlilAM CO.  Publishers  Springfield,  Mass.  Alta Lodge, No. 29.  "..   '    A. F. AND A. M.   - .  Itcgular Cn'mmii-icntton of the lodge.  Meets 'first Thursday in each month at Sp.;  visiting brethren cordially invited.  TITOS. nROWX.Sec'y.7  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS-  NOTiniC.  Galena Fraction Mineral Claim, situate in the  Slnrnn Mining Division of West Ivootentiy  .District.     Where  located :      On   Galena  nibuntain, adjoining the Galena and .Saddle  Mineral claims.  Take notice that r, I'. M. Hayes, F. M. C. n  -<M78, acting for myself as to one-half, andns  agent for F. II. Wilson, 'K.'M. <". 11 3S127. an to  one-quarter, and T. H. May, K. M. (1. 11 .Igrjfi, as  to one-quarter,  undivided interests, intend, CO  days from the dale hereof,   to applr  to  the  Mining Keeorcler for a Certificate of "improve-  venientv, tor the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  Anil further lako notice that action, under  section X7,  must bo commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 5th day of October, 1900.  AT CLIFFE'S BOOKSTORE.  Fresh Fruit  Everybody eats fruits and vegetables .when they can get  them fresh and cheap. We have two carloads on hand  and'more to arrive shortly. You need not go without a  good winter's ;supply when you can purchase tliem from  us at almost the growers' prices.. We will be able to  supply everybody's needs.  Cody Avenue.  JALLAND BROS. About the House.. {Ml  TO  CLEAN   JARS.  Sweetmeat jars or bottles may be  cleaned without scraping them by  pouring- in the jars hot'water and a  teaspoonful or two of pearlash. The  contents which remain -ticking to  the sides and bottom of the jar will  be disengaged by the pearlash and  float  loose" in the  water:   .  Wash Settles the ������ame way, or oth-  ai- vessels which you wish to purify  or clear from grease. Strong lye  poured, off clear from good hickory  ashes will answer nearly as well for  the same purpose, and for (kegs, buckets and othor large cooking utensils,  lye from wood ashes may always be  used. A convenient'method of cleansing- a jar, 'bucket, tub or barrel is to  place a small quantity of lime) on the  bottom, and then shaking ib with hot  ���������water in which as much ;salt has been  dissolved as it will take) up. It will  purify it like a oharm. Cover vessel  to  keep steam in.  A housekeeper writes ; "Having some  stone jars in which lard had been  pnoked until they became unfit for  lies, I made them perfectly sweet by  pheking them full of fresh' earth1 and  lotting it remain two or three weeks.  This ia an experiment with me, and  I suspect it would be equally effective  In any case of foul earthen or stoneware."  .  TEA  CAKE.  Breaik up half an ounce of fresh  compressed yeast and 'put it into a  basin with just sufficient tepid milk  to cover it; and when the yeast is  thoroughly softened beat it to a  Kistc. , Put a quarter of a pint of  milk into a saucepan with one ounce  of sugar, and when the milk is quite  warm stir it gradually into the yeast.  Put   one   tablespoonful . of  flour   into.  a medium sized mixing basin and poturn very slowly tho milk and yeast,  stirring- the flour all the. time with n  wooden spoon so, that the mixture  may be smooth; covorthe basin with  a cloth and place it on the fender.  The mixture'.will take some time to  rise, but it must bo carefully watched,  and when it has .risen well, it will  "fall."' As soon as this' takes place  add by degrees half a pound "of fine  flour, less the tablespoonf ul- already-  used, stirring it in with the hand, and  then work' it .ui> to a smooth, soft  dough und set it to rise as before in  the' basin covered with a cloth.  When tho dough is nearly double  the original size, put it into a round  tin which has been well battered, and  dusted with flour. , Prick; the," top  with a fork and let it rise for a  third time. When risen thoroughly  bake the,tea oako ia a well heated  oven until it is nicely browned; then  turn it out of the tin on to a flat  tin which Bias tieen ..warmed and brush  the top over with a sirup made by  dissolving ������������������ some powdered, sugar in  milk.  Put the cake back into- the oven to  finish baking and to set the; glaze,  and when it is ready! let it cool on a  sieve before it is put away. If the  above recipe is successfully carried  out, the tea caike will have just the  same appearance as a baker's tea  cake, and it should be cut into slices  and- toasted and buttered; It is well  to remember that some flour absorbs : more' moisture than others;  therefore -. a certain amount of discretion is necessary when mixing the  dough', which fan no account should be  stiff, and, therefore, it may' be found  advisable to use rather less than half  a pound of flour.  T,0 ME.ND BROKEN DISHES.  As soon as a plate gets cracked  part way across, crack it the rest of  the way. Don't wash it'after breaking, but cement it at once. Pie or  baking plates that have been used,  even a few times after being cracked  That   Appeals   to  the Best Judgment  of the Best  People and Gets Right Down at the Cause  0     ,' of Disease is  Dr. Cease's Kidney-Liver Pills*  cannot bo as successfully mended as  those froshly broken, for cementing  materials" will not adhere to groasy  surfaces with' much-tenacity.  HEALTH HINTS.  Rule 1. Pure air for. breathing is  the first rule for the prevention' of  consumption.  Rule 2. Aotive' exercise; outdoor as  much as possible, ia also essential;  Rule 3. Uniform climate is also im-  (pjortant.  Rule 4. The dreis should sustain  uniform warmth'.  Rule 5. The hours of rest should  bo  carefully  regulated.  Rule 6 Outdoor occupation is preventive.  Rule 7. Amusements should.; favor  muscular development and sustain  healthy  respiration.  Bule 8.���������Cleanliness in the, broadest  sense is of special moment.  Rule -.-^Every precaution should be  taken to avoid colds.  Rule -10. The diet of consumptive  people should be ample; with full proportion  of   the   respiratory .'foods.  EATiNe. TOO FAST.  Ealing t������o fast generally inrolves  eating too mucth���������-mora than is needed for the support and nutrition of  the body���������the organs of taste, which  are our guides in this matter, not being allowed sufficient voice or time  to take cognizance of the presence of  food ore it is pushed past thorn into  the recesses of the stomach. They  do not, therefore,' have opportunity  to' represent ��������� the real needs of the  system, and hence allow the crowding of 'the stomach. Thirty minutes  should b'o spent at each meal���������and  spent, too, in chewing tha. food a good  portion of the time, aiid' not in continued putting in and swallowing, but  in a pleasant chat and laugh, instead  of a continuance of the intense nervous pressure of the office or library.  If you spend 30 minutes in this way  at your' meals you may rest assured  you will not eat too much, and that  whiat you eat will be. in the ,best condition for appropriating to the needs  of  your system.  ,';  Why is it that iin neairly every  horns in the land you find some of  Dr. Chase's family remedies? Why  is it that Dr. Chase is honored and  esteemed as a true physician of undoubted skill? Why is Lt that. Dr.  Chase's Eidmey-LLver Pills are kept  im the fami.ly medicine chest as indispensable f-ur everyday ills which arise  .from comsU.pati.on and sluggish action  q������  the liyor sund ki.dne.ys?  It is beioaiuse Dr. Chase's remedies  are all honorable medicines. Medicines that ;have been tried in the  severest oases and proven to be of  most- unusual value. They are immensely, successful, because everybody lias learned to liayo confident"������'  in them anil epnfklen.o in their discoverer. Ur. Chase's Kidney-Liver  Pills have for nearly a quarter of a  cwiin.'ry takem the load as the greatest seller wills': lr raediicino dealers  handle, a;nd thl.s enormous sale is entirely due to the downright merit  .which I hey .ptwsess. They cure when  o theirs fail.  it iii whwi l.heire i-3 it bitter taste  in the mouth, heaviness about the  stomach, headaches, palms in llio  shouldars and limbs, and depressed,  languid feelings, that people turn to  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills. Torpid  liver, inactive kidneys and irregular  bowels aire the cause of at least seven  tenths of human ills. Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills invigorate these  .ar.gaans as no othe-r preparation was  ever known to do; and what is best  of all they hot. merely afford relief  but strike deeper and'make thorough  a;nd lasting cu-res.  Mr. Walter Booth, Consecon, Prince  Edward County, Ont.,1 states: "I was  troubled for some years with kidney  and liverdisease and pains in my hack,  and my stomach was so bad I could not  eat-hearty food and had difficulty in  keeping any food in my stomach, I was  so nervous that I could scarcely take a  drink; of water without spilling much  oi������ it, ray hand trembled so, and I had  lost flesh until my weight fell from 155  to 138 pounds.  "Hearing of a similar case  that was  cured by ,l)r. Chase's .Remedies; 1   commenced by taking Dr. Chase's Kitlney-  , Liver Pills, six boxes of which entirely  !cur������d my kidney ami liver troubles.    I  ' Uimi. began! Ur. Chase's Nerve Food- for  ' my nervousness.     It strengthened ray  ! slu;ii:u-.li nnd whole system, until'gum-  Led, in flesh.    I cannot -speak  in -terms  of. loo   great    pt'iiise    for    Dr. Clause's  Kidney-Liver Pills and'  Nerve    food,  for besides curing me    they    did    my  father,   who   i���������   ,-in   old   ii-m,   u great  deal of: flood.     I have every confidence  in  rftarniimending'those remedies."  Mr. ,1. J.  Ward, J. P., certifies that  he 'k-iciws Mr. Walter-Booth, and that  this stat'o'inuiit u������ his cure is'perfectly  correct."  The chances are that your neighbors  , have    used   Dr.   Chase's Kidney-Liver  : Pills. Ask them.    One pill   n'dos'u, 25  cents a box,,at all dealers, or Edman-  j son, Bates and Oo., Toronto. ' .  THE SUBMARINE CABLE.  The 2Bth of' August was the 50th  anniversary of the first submarine  cable. In 1850, upon ! this date, the  first ni.ssa.go was transmitted between  France and England by the short section of oable laid between Dover and  Cape Grisne'z. The promoter of the  first submarine cable was Jacob Brett,  who had obtained the concession in  184G, from, King Louis Philippe. This  was confirmed in 1850 and the project  was' carried out in three laonthsathe  constructor being tho engineer Charlton Wollaston. The first, cable was,  however, of short duration, as the next  year a Boulogne fisherman brought up  a; part of the cable with' his nets and  cut it, thinking that it was a sea-serpent. The French Government then  gave a new concession, and as the  new; submarine telegraphy had now,  convinced tho skeptics, a company was  formed in 1851 which laid a new cable; this was subsequently purchased  by the English government. Tho first  cable had a length of 25 nautical  miles. The wire was the. thickness of  the little finger and weighed 440  pounds pur mile; a series of lead  weights attached every, sixteenth of  a. mile' hold it in suspension at a maximum depth of GO yards bofow, tho sur-  faoe. The Birmingham factory which  supplied the cable could only deliver  the wire iu sections of 200 yards, this  being in marked contrast with the 200-  mile lengths which aro produced today. The transatlantic cable was laid j  at   a later   date. I  ARMY BOOTS FROM SPAIN.  Tho 'question of providing a new  marching boot for the; army is engaging the attention of the war office, and an important announce-  ment may bo made on this subject  before long.  In1 forced march'������* in hot weather;  tjie head and fe������t.: suffer most; and  of tha two tho cases of exhaustion  arising from inappropriate eovering'  for the feet are ten' times more iiium-  erous than those arising- from inap.  proprlate eoverrag for the head.  Tho boator shoe which, while affording suffioiont covering ' to the  feet, is lightest, airiest, and most  elastic is necessarily the most suitable for long marches. The alpara-  gata of the (Spanish soldiers and peasantry, though by no means a. handsome or fashionable article, is believed to be by far and away the  most serviceable in a hot, dry country.  The soles of the alparagatas are  made of thick i elastic cord, resembling lamp wicks sewn tightly together,1 and whilo affording- as miuch pro- .  taction as leather, are as pliable as  India rubber. The tops are made of  canvas, und tho whole is so iighti that  a pair could bs carried without inconvenience in-a side pocket of the  tunic.  .Some time ago, while making a.  walking tour through Spain, a foreign attache joined himself through  the courtesy of the colonel to a Spanish infantry regiment at that timo  engaged in a, series of forced inarches.  Though a fairly seasoned pedestrian,  ho found , it Impossible to keep up  the pace'of the Spanish soldiers, and  was about to relinquish the enterprise when the colonel loaned him a  pair of marching shoes,, with the  result that he was able without difficulty to accompany the troops for  seven consecuitivo days at an average of thirty'miles'a day.  The Gorman war office about the  same time sent two emissaries front  Berlin to try the boots. -Every morning before day-break they were out-  ���������among the hills, one wearing alpa-  ra-gatas and the other ordinary army;.  boots. Their report was so satisfactory that large quantities of alpara-.  gatas have' been purchased by Germany;  . .,7       ....  Spanisli' military (men  declare  thafc  the    difference      between      ordinary  walking boots    and 7 alparagatas re- >���������  presents: at least six miles a day.  Tho cost . is about Is Gd a pair.  Lord Wolseley, it is understood, is, ���������  having a reportprepared on the subr '  ject.- In a hot country the utility of  alparagatas is undoubted, and had  the war office possessed - large supplies at the time of the Soudan and  Transvaal campaigns the troops  might have been saved much suffering  and  inconvenience.  It is not likely that' any of these  boots can'be obtained in time for tho  operations in China, but they would  be  useful  there.        7 '  a a  is Uric Acid in the bldod^  Unhealthy kidneys are the  cause of the acid being;  there. If the kidneys acted  as they should they would  strain the Uric Acid out  of the system and rheumatism wouldn't occur. Rheumatism is a Kidney Disease. Dodd's Kidney Pills  have made a great part of  their reputation curing  Rheumatism. So get at  the caust of those fearful  shooting pains and stiff,  aching joints. Thera is  but one sure way���������  li!ll(l  Wm-  \   |j  ;'i;V  i ii  %'  ���������j '^i  S  i  ' " fi  K  ���������;  ���������'','     t THE MINING REVIEW-Saturday, November 24,  1900.  ������ast Kootenay Statistics.  The  ore . shtpments   from   Kimberlv  owing to the inability of the Sullivan  mines to tjet ore to the railway. The  north btar shipments were about the  eame aa for the previous month. The  total for the month was 2,415 tone.  ihe total shipment from the St. Eugene- Consolidated for the month of  October was 3,067 tons, breaking all  previous records, and distancing for the  month any silver-lead mine, in the  Couer d'Alenes.  The lumber shipments for the month  n ?)T^n /t1I.oir slightly, owing to on*  of the mills being shut down for repairs.  The^ total was 43 cars.  W. S. Keay, collector of customs for  the outport of Crunbrook, famishes the  lollowing figures on collections for the  month ending October 31: Value of  ���������������1I?ported' d������'table, $8,342;   free,  Jl'nre Vn0'?1 PW     Dut>'   collected  *?>9������>-70; Inland   Revenue  collections  ITHE  Grocery Department  A Big Reduction in  all Groceries for Cash.  Call in and get our Prices.  o  e  e  $1,009.93.  From White Horse.  .r-.������___ ver, k. <_., nqv 2i._F L   Al  Ynf������n' t m^itte man /rom White Horse  f��������� *? rerntor-v.inan interview recard-  "TthJnt������PPerniinc8 neftr   there faid-  1 think OUr cnnnj.-    .���������.- ..,, o_,ii_.  so far discovered is,_bout 14  miles  m mrnsmi a m.  m  ������  belt |  long |  fe%%tf_^_*������  have been.raade as high as 7 "per cent  orethfs win er.'' TheZ^V^Ui Ml!  ii inCVapey^sfehig]1an8g!00In ^S  ^^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-^  YOU  Are Gtiing  To Build I  ���������See .   K. SKALES,  THE EXPERT PAPERHANQER  Who will give you close figures  feigns. We are quick at the  busines���������up-to-date mechanics in  every way.  Truemaix  R. it  PKofo^rapIver...  ' S b_nT^,/������K bu?i"^ today, tNov.  Studio, opposite c.P.R. depot.        I  A NEW DEPARTURE.  ���������ii Xin addition toour made-to-order department, which ������  will always be kept up to the pink of perfection, we have f  put m a fine assortment of all    > mm     ?  Miners' Clotliiiij  Gents' Furnishings  Our Boots and Shoes, Underclothing, and, in fact  all supplies���������just what's wanted in the camp. Call and  inspect them.  CJ.: JR. O^^IVEElJROINr.  ������������������������������������*t*���������?���������~*    ������������������������?������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������*��������� ^^^^^^^^^������������������^^���������3  ���������> '"���������'���������^^^^���������������������������������������������^^^���������^���������������������������-���������������������������������������������.W m���������_____������������B____������_____>MMW1M^|_BMBB|_^^^^^  Canadian   Pacific  and SOO   Line.  A      ~~  folliott & McMillan  Contractors  and BuilderB,  0  Everybody Wants  the Best Coal.  will make the hottea^fbVtit fl^'  ^nM ,^,8',eari,y J'������n������Ded, as it is very  clean.   We have it for all kindsof grate.  .E; ^f. Cameroji.  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  snort notice. -s---.  Dealers fix RouK and Dressed Lumber.  SMiv$Tes, LatK, Ume aiid TJ rick.  ������������������"������������������'���������;���������'   CALL AND GET PEICES.  Sandon, B. C.  ��������� Dealers fix Treats  AT SANDON  For your Eastern Trip, Is to see  that your ticket reads VIA  CANADIAN PACIFIC.  J    First-class Sleeping Cars on all trains  from Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing.  TOURIST CARS  pass Dunmore Junction daily for St.  raul; ^Saturdays, for Montreal and Boston ; Monday and Thursdavs, for Toronto  Same cars pass Revelstoke one dav  earlier. '  . Train departs 8 a. m., except Sundav.  for isakusp, Revelstoke, Main Line and  racifu; Coast, connecting at Rosebery  for Slocan City, Nelson, Rossland,  Boundary Country, and all Eastern  points via Crow's Nest route.  For time-tables, rates and full information, call on or address nearest local  agent, or ,'  H. W. Hakjiouk, ^gent,  Sandon, B. C, or  E. J. CovL.i  A.G.P.A., Vancouver  VV. F. Andekso.v,  T. P. A., Nelson  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP. .ICmS  ROSSLAND, NELSON, KASLO, PILOT BAY, THREE FORKS, SLOCAN CITY.   " o^ri. <v. Har-Vu^^t'S^  'W.P. F. Cumminjrs, Gen.S.S.'Agent, Winnipeg  To and from European points via Can.rti-.  and American line*. Apply forVallin^rtitt?  rates and full information to anvC.P if .ii-".  saw* The Big  He sat down heavily in tho farthest  corner of the room, his grey head bowed, his hard, toil-worn, hands hanging at his side. He was a strong man,  well preserved for his age, but tho  droop of his figure, and the aged look  in his face, seemed as those of a man  who had -received his death-blow-  His sister could bear the silence no  longer.  !��������� Andrew, whore's Bob? Is anything wrong with him?" sho asked  desperately.  Tho old man glared at her from beneath his fierce, grey brows for a moment and gave a harsh, mirthless  laugh.  ' 'Yes, Euphemia, there's something  wrong with Bob. So much wrong that  him an' me can't live in one house  no longer. He's goin' to leave this  place to-night." And he aroso and  strode out to tho barn.  Miss  Euphemia could  never  realize  how she lived through  the next few  weeks.   She had a vague recollection  of her boy's good-bye, with his strong  arms around her, of her visitor's sympathetic farewell, of the summer waning with' ripening grain, and the apples  falling  in  the orchard. But  she  seemed to realize nothing, except the  one   bitter  fact that   Bob  was   gone,  she   knew  not   where.   Her   brother's  former manner of gruff kindness had  changed;   he   was silent   and  morose  and now that Mrs. Hume had returned to her western home\, she had no  one to whom she could  open her heart.  She   was   thinking  her     sad,     lonely  thoughts ono chilly autumn day as sho  was returning from, the corner store  with hex basket of groceries, brooding  over   her  sorrow, and    cherishing    a  growing   feeling   of    resentment     towards   the  girl   -who  had    been   the  cause, however innocent,   of the havoc  in their home.    She passed tho bridge  where   the  big lino fence came down  to tho   road.   The little  stream    was  swollen by the autumn rains and tore  through  the valley, dashing down to  meet tho angry wafers of Lake Huron  that rushed up with a sullen roar. The  bare branches of the willows at    the  spring moaned and swayed, tho fields  were   brown   and  dieary,   all   nature  seemed   in  accord    wilh  Miss Euphe-  mia's   feelings.    Sho  stood  for   a moment in the shelter of a clump of cedars, gazing down into the boiling waters.    A step behind broke her reverie  and  she  turned; Maggie,Martin  was  standing  beside  her, hor  golden  hair  tossed by the wind, her blue eyes fiill  of pleading. She stood for a moment  with such a look of shyness and apology that Miss Euphemia's. resentment;  ,   suddenly   disappeared.   ,  "Miss Anderson���������I���������I saw you ' go  down to the store and I've been watch-  in' for you to come back."  She paused, panting as' though out  of breath, and nervously twisting the  fringe  of her shawl. '    '   ������������������'.  "��������� I. thought'.you'd like to know I���������I  saw him," she added in a whisper, her  eyes filling with tears.  Miss Anderson dropped her basket  regardless of 'the new glass sugar-  bowl in thp. bottom and seized ' the  girl.  "Bobby? Not my Bob I Where?  When?"     ,  " Here ; last night. He came just  for. a minute to say good-bye. He's���������  he's���������Oh, Miss Anderson, Miss Anderson, he's going to South Africa with  the soldiers I"  It all happened in a moment. Their  common love and sorrow broke down  all barriers between the two women,  and tho next moment thoy were sobbing out their grief in each other's  arms.  ' 'Oh,  it's  all my  fault. It's  all  my  fault I" moaned the girl.  " No, no, child I" sobbed the elder  woman, rocking Maggie in her aims  as if she had been a baby. "You mustn't say that, now. You mustn't! He  was always that set on soldierin' maybe he'd 'a' gone anyhowi, like as not.  Oh Bobby, Bobby/my boy, to go away  like that and never so much' as goodbye to the old auntie that loved you  like a mother!"  ' 'It wasn't his fault," cried Maggie,  raising her head, womanlike, swift to  resent   a word  against  her   lover.  " He watched and watched for you,  Miss Anderson, and when he couldn't see you he toldr me to say goodbye to you. Ho said ho'd never, never  forget you,' and you wore to think  about him sometimes."  " Think about him I As if I ever did  anything else, morning, noon or night:  Why child, ho was my baby: -They can  talk away a3 they like about mother-  love ; I never knew what it was, but  it just can't be up to the feolin'you  havo for a, bit of. an. orphan thing  that's put into your arms, and it's  mother dyin' before your eyes, an'  askin' you to be good to it. Maria,  poor soul, couldn't a' thought more o'  him. She just couldn't. And now his  father's gone an' driven him out of  the country with his spite and his  quarrels.   Oh', dear, oh1, dear!"  " He said," whispered the girl, with  a timid glance. "He said he hoped we'd  be good  friends."  Miss Anderson squeezed the littlo  hand. "So we will, deary child, so we  will. I suppose though, you wouldn't  dast to como and see me, even if I  dast to ask you ?"  Maggie shook hor head and her eyes  filled again. "Father wouldn't hear of  it. He'd bo dreadful mad if he knew I'd  mot you to-day. He's���������he's, been kind  of���������af different* since ho knew about  Bob," she added in a whisper, fearing in her loyalty to her stern parent,  chat she might disclose too much.  Misa Euphemia looked at the girl  with a new feeling. So the poor child  was in disfavor at homo as well as  Gob, and all on Bob's account. Shu  turned comforter at once. "Poor  little soul!" "Never mind child, please  God he'll spare Bob to come back, and  you and him '11 get married yet, in  spite of all the Andersons and Martins  that   ever  cumbered   tho  earth."  They parted with promises to meet  again, und Miss Euphemia ��������� climbed  the fence ind took tho path across  the fields towards homo. Somehow,  im spite of the sad news her heart was  lighter. The knowledge of Bob's fate  though h.nd, was bettor than har-  russing uncertainty. Besides, she had  found a sympathetic companion, a  necessity to Miss Euphemia'3 tender  soul. The sky was blue again, with  glorious white clouds drifting across  it; the wind came up from Lake Huron  fresh and. bracing; and the white-capped waves rolled merrily up 'against  the shore. The'raspberry canes made  gay red patches in the hollows and  fringed the fences, and the little  stream that "twinkled in the smoky,  light." But the big lino ' fence still  stood there creaking dismally in the  wind, as though mourning over the  trouble it had caused. '  "Oh, you monument of wickedness!"  cried Miss Euphemia, shaking her  ti.-ct u-t the olffemdiuig structure,  "You'll be laid low some day, seo if  you' 'aint, and.-may Cod grant, that  Steve Martin and Andrew Anderson  don't fall with you!"  The winter dragged on slowly for  Miss Euphemia, brokein only by an  occasional stolen visit from Maggie  Every word spoken of their boy's con  tingent was read and re-read by these  two wome-i. They saw hia namo in  the Toronto list and their hearts  swelled with pride. They followed  with alternate hopes and fears every  detail of his journey and subsequent  service in South Africa. And the day  that his handsome face appeared pic-  , tured in a Toronto paper they stayed so lung at the spring Lo rejoice  over it, Uiat they were almost discovered.  Andrew Anderson    showed no sign  either by word or'doed that he knew  of his son's  departure.    Ho  read  iho  war news carefully,   buL  spoke  of  it  rarely,   though all  his neighbors discussed   nothing    else.    He     madel no  mention  whatever of Canada's brave  contingent, and his friends knew him  too well to broach the sore subject of  his   son.    It  soon   proved   very   difficult to witliold Bob's name from tho  conversation  in his father's presence,  for   before   the   winter   was   over   all  the  country-side    was    buzzing  with  the   'news    'of   him.    Private  Robert  Anderson had been wounded at Paar-  deberg,  so said   the papers,   wounded  trying to save   tho life of a'comrade,  who had been struck down by a Boer  bullet.    He  had     been*  named  in    a  despatch    Xor   his    gallant    conduct.  People talked about  him at tho post-  office and the market'town, the minister alluded to  him from  the pulpit,  the school teacher held, him up as an'  example  to hia   flock,  while  tho village  poet  wrote  a seventeen   'stanza  poem in his honor and read it at   the  'weekly temperance meeting three consecutive  nights.   And  ���������.down,  behind  the  cedar  clump    by  the  bridge  his  aunt and sweet-heart  met and  wept  and  rejoiced alternately,   over ��������� their  loved    one.   - Later    the    comforting  news came tha't ho was in the .hospital  and recovering, 'and'once irnore silence  hung    over1 hia    fate.'   What' his 'old  father's   feelings  were   his'   watchful  sister  couLd  only    divine.    He    grew  more  aged ,a'nd   stooped  during  that  winter than in the previous ten years  but, he iraveno other sign of the regrets that were eating his heart out.  Reports   of British   victories    were  published aud with the hopes of better  timea came   the sprung.    Tho littlo river swollen   to a torrent  by  tho  meltime snows, rose till it swilled in  angry eddies against the big lino fence  Lake  Huron 'flung   its   white   winter  sluoud crashing upon   tho shore and  rolled  out  freely   again all   blue and  sparkling;   every   Wihere   was    water,  water���������rushing,    hurrying      scolding  angry, v ater���������scurrying away anxious  piciously. The woman found her  wits first.  "Will you���������como in?" she faltered.  The visitor look a step towards his  old enemy and aa he came into tho  light they saw how, white he was. Ho  held   out  a letter,  "Read  that." ho said huskily.  Andrew Anderson took it mechanically and looked at it in a dazed fashion.  "From South Africa!" he cried with  a start. He drew it from the envelope  "From Jim!" he cried again turning  to the other. All thought of anger  died as the two old men looked into  each others eyes and recognized a  common sorrow.  "Ay, from Jim," whispered Stephen  "He's been with an English regiment.  Read il."    ���������  Andrew passed it trembling to his  sister',' ( c  "Euphie���������your eyes are hotter," he  said.  Then aa they seated themselves Miss  Euphemia arranged her spectacles  with, shaking fingers and slowly and  with   many   falterings   road;���������  Dear   Father  and   Molhor,���������By  the  time you got this I will be gone,  I got  a bad   hit    at   Paardeberg    and    the  Boers  have  done  for    me   this   time.  The siurgeon hus given me only one  day more. I haven't boon any use to  you all my life and I oughtn't to bother  you about dying and I wouldn't only  for   Bob Anderson.    He    nearly    lost  his life trying to save me at Paarde-  berg  and his  captain says ho ought  '  to get the Victoria Cross.     Our regiment was with the Canucks and Bob  and me got to be good chums.    1 know  you wouldn't know it was me he saved  for I changed  my name  to Myers  before I camo here.   Bob has told me  all   about   the   old  row,   and  Father,  if  you   oan   do  anything   to   make  it  right between him and littlo Maggie  I wish you would.    Bob's a good fellow  a    mighty sight better than I've 'over'  been,    and  I'll    never    got    another  chance.    Tell   mother    not     to    mind   '  about   me,   I was  always  away   anyhow.    Give  my  love  lo littlo Maggie  and tell hor to be true to Bob.      God  bless you all.    Good Bye.   Jim."  There was silence in tho big kitchen, broken only by MLss Euphemia's  sobs, aud the slow ticking of tho old  clock. Stephen Martin sat before the  fire his face buried in his hands.  "He was my only boy," ho said  brokenly.  "My only    boy,"  Andrew Anderson took ��������� a step towards the friend of his boyhood, hesitated a moment, and then laid his  hand on the bowed shoulder. Miss  Euphemia rose and slipped silently  from  the room.  ly to make room for the coming sum-       Maggie  Martin trippod  gaily down  mar. i the  hill   towards   the spring,   a little  ,-,,.��������� . -,.     i pail   of cool   buttermilk  in  one  hand  One chilly spiing evening Mlsb and a t^kd. o������ nisr mo(.her's freshest  Euphemia and her brother were sil- | biscuits in the other. The summer  mg aa usual in lihe big, bright  kitchen \ una  shone   on   her  hair,   and   danced  ' '.n  her eyes.    All tho earth  was fresh  ind bright, everything seemed happy.  the old man  silent and moody as he j ln  her cyos'    AU tho eaHb  w^s ������roah  bad been of late, bending over  fire gazing into its depths, his sister  in her aid high-backed rocking-chair,  near the table, her hands, busy with  her kuitLing, save when she raised one  to wipe away tho tear that occasionally slipped down her wrinkled cheek,  as1 she. thought of her boy so far  away,, so long unheard of. v  ,  *-^6 j Bob was in England, safe from wars  alarms, and, w,auld !:- soon be home,  homo; for hadn't' Pretoria fallen: and  wasn't this old world a kea ven of happiness and forgiveness? She 'stepped lightly, aca-'osa, the stream on the  stepping-stones. ��������� and came suddenly .  upon two old men who were piling up  a heap of boards and fence-posts.-  "Why   Father!"  she.   cried,  handing.,;  7 I the'pail to the neighbor for the first  A step sounded  on the porch floor, ! drink,  '"what, are you   dcing?  Won't  .an. unfamiliar ' step, for old ^Sporl  sprang up with a fierce bar'k, his yellow hair bristling. Miss 3-uphemia  opened the door in obedience, to '- a  hesitating knock and stepped , back  speechless.- There on the threshold of  their home, after twenty years' bitter  estrangement, stood hor brother's  enemy. Andrew Anderson rose to his  feet, his brow lowering; but there  was something in tho old man's feeble  motion that seemed to toll, that the  fire of his wrath had departed with  his bodily strength. Stephen Martin  stood in the door-way, his eyes on the  floor, the dog sniffing round him sus-  the boards do for another fence?".,  '    "That's  just  what  I've been  tolliri'  Andrew," he said. '<���������  "-Euphie won't hear"yteU'of it," said  Andrew with a happy . ring in 'hi_  voice, as he passed the pail to tho  other. "She ��������� says the sight of it  gives her chills and it's got to bo  burned. "But," he added with .'a  twinkle in his eyes, "we aint' quite  sure of. what's the best time to have ���������  a big bon-fire. Your father here;  says we'll light it the night Bob.  comes home, but I'd rather keep,,  it till someone in these parts gots  married, Ever hear any rumors of a  weddin' Maggie?"  And Maggie sat down on tho ruins  of the Big Line Fence and blushed.  The End.  w  ;         1  It  (If  ��������� t'<  '.'V   ���������'  '���������,'���������'?  H  ���������:  1  1  1  ���������   -V1 A .  k  - \^i  '������������������ vj  i  I  j  pf  .\v'<  ;.u'j  ���������1  ;y.%  I  X  i  M  ?  ���������i'������  I4'1  1  5  \ '  j  i I i


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