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 ���������V^  /  C  '���������yUr-fr^K..  V  VOL.1.    NO. 14.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11,, 1897.  PRICE FIVE CENTS.  II  >.  A Homesick. Barber, Writes to His'  Wife  An Infamous   Slander on Sandon.  It is surprising what creatures there  are in the world after all. Up to a fow  day's ago there was in town a barber  named J. W. Brichnell, and for the  , sake of venting some unworthy feeling  on the place, or some one in it,  .wrote to his wife, and it got into  a San Francisco paper,.'saying that  ,the cholera was raging in this town  and the people wcre.floeing for their  lives. Now, any one with an ordinary  , spirit of humanity, would scarcely sny  this of any place, even'fpii 'hearsay;  but when the falsehoods made out of  whole cloth with the- full knowledge  that it is a falsehood unadulterated, a  good healthy dose of the severest penalty of the law is too good for him.  Now Prichnell knew when he Wiis penning these lines there never was a case  of'cholera in town and never a severe  case of any contageous fever for that  \-'' matter, and why he should when leav-  \ ing the place himself pen such a libel  ' it is most difficult to understand.  Even the editor of the Examiner in  whose columns this slander appeared,  \' 'if he knew the size of the place and its  surroundings, would have known the ,  latter was a slander to ease a slanderous mind. Cholera never originates in  a small town, with the climate of Sandon, and never is limited to less than a  section of country when it does break  out. All we have to say to Brichnell  \ is that if this is the principle he in-  ;{, tends to be governed by through life,  he will ere long come to some unexpected stop, and not a day too soon  either for the country's welfare.  The folllowing is the libel that appeared in the Examiner, scare headlines and all. Residents and people  who have been here, one and all, know  the utter falsity of every line in thi3  excerpt, but this docs not in any way  jS lessen the injury it may do the place  outside. Sandon is pronounced by the  health officers as the healthiest place  in the Kootenay, and tho fact that  there has been but one death hero the  past'six months, and that of a littio  child, is full proof of this. Let Brcch-  nell come this way again if wants to  sec his face in bold relief :  CHOLERA   MAKES WAY TO SAN-  DON'S HOMES.  scarcity of minors.  No estimate of the number of d< aths  has been received.  For the benefit of the Examiner we  will add, by way of comment on "the  small nnd sluggish stream" referred tw  above, that mountain streams,-rarely,  if ever, run sluggish/sind that the one  in question has a fall in the town of  nearly 6 per cent., varying in /grade  down the. valley. From here to the  mouth, at New Denver, is ten miles  and that place is said to he 2,000 feet  below San.Ion, giving an average fall  of nearly 4 per cent.  i noon io mi.  General Railway Notes.  Description of the Trail From Ash-  croft to the Yukon and  Its Feasibility.  w  Plague in a Town of the North.  I}*- Alabm  kl  Among    Many    Peovle   in  British Columbia.  It is announced that Canadian Pacific Railway in the construction of its  lino from the present terminus to a  connection with the Nelson & Fort  Shoppard Railway, will go around  Gray's saw mill nnd the work of driv  ing pili s for the trestle will begin next  week. Contractors are now busily engaged in getting out ties and it is expected (hat the rond will be completed  within 30 days.  Tho qucsticn of a new location for a  station house is being considered but  no decision has yet been arrived at.  The new station is to bo more extensive than the present quarters.  A ucw track is being built to the  reverberatory furnace and is to be completed before the first of next month.  The new track will facilitate the ' unloading of fuel, etc., and the loading of  blister copper.  Six miles of track of standard gauge  have been completed on the Columbia  & Western railway from Robson to  Trail and there is a sufficient amount  of steel on the ground to complete 15  mile? of rond to be built from- Robson  to Trail is 21 miles  Three miles of track have been laid  on the Slocan river brunch of the Cnna-  dian Pacific Railway and an enuine is  expected to arrive during the middle  of next week. Matters are to be pushed so that the road can be completed  by Oct. 15. ' Fifty men arc at work on  the track-laying department. So far  24 miles of road have been graded. A  new station is being erected at - Slocan  crossing and a telegraph office has  been established. -.A new hotel' has  also been hnilt there and is being well  patronized by both sportsmen and prospectors. :    ���������..      "'  LORD KELVIN'S   MESSAGE.  Pleased  With Canada   and Her  Enterprise   and   Loyalty.  Residknts Lkave to EscArn the Danger ot? Early Death.  News  of    the   Calamity   Received  Fkom a Tacoma Woman's  Husband.  Miners Desert  Claims Which Last  year Had Bekn Purchased at  Fabulous Prices.  Houses Oyer a Sluggish Stream.  The  Place  Visited  by  tub Dread  Scourge  Located   Over One  Hundred Miles From  Rossland.  Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 2.���������Word was  received here to-day by Mrs. John W.  Brechnel from her husband at Sandon,  B. C, thj:t the peor:������ are fleeing for  their lives from that town on account  of cholera. ,    ;  Sandon is situated in a narrow gulch  leading to Bear Lake, about 150 miles  to'the east and north of Rossiand.  The houses are built upon piles and  posts over the small and ��������� sluggish  stream, which runs down the gulch,  the stream acting as the sewer' for the  entire camp. With the subsidence of  <the spring freshets and partial drying  aip of the stream the serious ' conditions began to create alarm ..and. life  frecame almost unbearing. : Doors  fteve kept closed and all means possible were taken to lessen the evil, but  to no purpose. A short time ago  cholera broke out, gathering its victims at an alarming rate.  .Sandon is the centre of a rich silver-  hearing country, and it is looked upon  as one of the most promising silver  camps in the. entire Rossiand field.  L-ast year a gi eat rush of miners and  speculators made Sandon a lively  mining .camp, and claims on the narrow gulch sold ror fabulous, prices.  jNow, many of the richest claims have  Jbeeu  abandoned  on   account  of the  Before leaving Vancouver for Victoria, in company with'Sir John Evans  and other members of the British association, Lord Kelvin pave the News-  Advertiser the following message to  Canada: "We lsave'the mainland of  Canada with great regret, having had  a most delightful time. Passing  through Canada from east to the extreme west wc have been greatly interested in seeing such splendid signs  of prosperity already achieved, and so  much good and sure promise of great  increase 'by continued application of  high qualities and enterprise, both  prudent and bold, and of perservering  witli energy in overcoming national  difficulties. It is great happiness to  us to feel that our fellow subjects  throughout the Dominion arc united  in heartfelt loyalty ta* Queen Victoria,  and that now at last, after 100 years'  waiting with devoted attachment to  the mofher country and a determination to remain purl of the British  empire, is becoming more and more  clearly associated with material interests "  1 he British Columbia Mining Journal of Ashcroft publishes tho following  interesting information in regard to  an interior route io the Yukon :  Vieth and B jrland's pack train of 05  animals have for many years past gone,  up from Qucsnelle each spring to  Stuart's Jake, leave freight there that  has come via Ashcroft for the Hudson's  Bay Company's posts at Fort St. James  and other points. Thon the pack train  goes on to Ilazlcton, on the Suoona  river, takes a back loud for Stuart's  Jake, does some months' packing for  the company across various portages,  and returns to the 150 Mile House via  Qucsnelle to tho home of its owners*  Tho time usually consumed in making  tho trip form Ilazlcton to Quesnelle,  we aro informed by Mr. John Gillas,  who was'with the train two .years, is  iibf'tit 25 days, nnd tho trail is a good  one with plenty o! feed. From Ashcroft to Quesnelle, a good wagon ' and  stage road of 220 mile's, a pack train  lightly loaded���������for yon can renew supplies at any point on this rond, Clinton, 150-Milo House. Williams lake.  Soda Creek or Qucsnelle, and afterwards to Hazletoh and at Telegraph  Creek���������should make this first section  in eight days. From Quesnelle to  Hazletnn in twenty days, from I-Tazle-  ton to Telegraph 'Creek (about 120  miles by ono tr.-iil and 220 another) in  ton days, and seven days more to Tes-  lin lake; in all -io days. You can  leave Ashcroft usually from the loth  to the 20th of April on yrass, but if  making a hurried trip would need to  feed some at night. From Quesnelle  on, the entire trail is thiough a good  grass country. Large, bands of cattle  have, been driven over the distance  in Cassiar days, except from Telegraph  Creek to Teslin lake, and arrived in  good condition for beef. Mr. Grifliti  now in the employ of F. W. Foster, of  Ashcroft, made tho trip down Teslin  lake last year to Stewart river in a  small boat with three companions.  Mr. Griffith stntos that there is no  rough water and no portages from the  head of Teslin Jake to Stewart river,  lie estimates the distance at about 300  miles from the lower end of the lake  to Klondyke. A party of four men  left Ashcroft in May last year for Cassiar, but concluded after leaving to  keep on to Klondyke. A friend of  tho party left behind, and now at Lake  La Hacho, is in receipt of a letter from  them in which they strongly urge him  to come in the spring the same route,  and stating that they made the trip  from   Ashcroft  to   Klondyke   in   two  ing quite large and very swift, and  only from the south or left hand side.  There is no part of the lake that is not  navigable for light craft steamers, and  the greater part of it extremely oeep :  in some places we were unable to find  bottom with 100 feet of lino. This is  ;he case the'entire length, with the  exception of two or three places where  [joints run out into the lake for some  distance. Tho shores arc.for the most  part rocky and precipitous, but beautiful camping places can be found along  the north shore. As you approach tho  lower end of the lake the, banks are of  clay, quite high, and c mmg down into  deep water. The lake gradually grows  narrow, and b'efore you are aware of its  proximity you are entering Hoolalin-  qua river, which is the outlet of this  large body of* water. We' expected to  find a rapid river, but instead ol' I hat  there was no current tc speak of for  some miles, but as wc proceeded down  the. river (which is JS0 miles long) the  speed of the current increased until it  was running at about the rate of five  an hour, Tho Ilootalinqua is perfectly safe for anv row boat, and navigable  for light draft steamers through its  entire length. The same can be said  of the rest of the route to Forty Mile,  with one exception, this being the Five  Finger Rapids, any boat can run with  ordinary caution without unloading!  While on the lake we met Mr. J. Gal-  breath, of Telegraph creek, who had  come through with his pack train of 13  horses which he had left at tho head  of the lake where there was an abundance of feed, Mr. Callbroath told us  that he experienced no difficult in getting through, which n.ust have been a  fact as he and his men cut the trail  and travelled the entire distance of 140  miles in fourteen days, and expected  to make the return trip in nine  clays, which he did, I afterwards learned. If I were going in again I would  certainly l;o in by this route, that is,  via Telegraph creek and Teslin lake,  on which there are no divides to cross  aud on the waters of which there are  no cayons or White Horse rapids to  encounter, Yours truly.  W. II. Griffin.  Ashcroft, B. C, Aug. 26, 1S09.  00II HEALTH OFFffiOB  UKI  IHT LI?  Fish For One  and Flesh  other.  For  An-  Criminal Negligence.  The Trout Lake Mining Company.  The above is a close corporation  having no stock at present for sale and  own the Silver Chief and Jem on tho  southwest slope of Silver Chief mountain, at tho junction of Gold and Gainer  creeks in tho Trout Lake division of  ���������West Kootenay. Their head office is  in Winnipeg, with m office in Winnipeg, with an office also at Trout Lake  City. The Silver Chief contains six  different ledges, three of which have  been crosscut. Two of them have ten  to twenty from the surface, and aiv-  other at almost 100 feet. Excellent  sample of clean looking galena have  been obtained in each case, arid.several  tons of ore are on the dump ready for  shipment, requiring no concentration.  A rich vein of black silver has been  discovered in the tunnel, which has  already been run in over 125 feet. Assays from shipping assortments have  been obtained in the order of 205, 570  2f:6 and 402 ounces per ton. This latter vein is a sulphide ore. and can be  concentrated to run 1000 ounces of  silver per ton. In addition to the main  tunnel, drifting has been done to the  extent of 50 feet or more, following  this new find.  months. Wo expect to publish the  mimes of the parties and full details of  the trip in a few weeks.    ,  It then sums up these facts : A man  can buy cnynscs at Ashcroft for about  S20 a piece, pack through, re-fit at  Telegraph creek, jell his animals at  Teslin lake for much more than they  cost here, as there will bo much work  there in packing, and in connection  with the section of the railroad to bo  built from telegraph creek to Deaso  lake, buy lumber at the saw mill now  being erected at Teslin lake and build  a boa!., or after June Igo down by the  steamer that the Dunsmuir company  is building and land at Dawson in two  months without soiious risk or privations and tho cost need be but very  little. You can outfit at any of the  points mentioned, and can obtain  horses and pack saddles at reasonable  rates. We desire also to state that  hundreds of. .miles''of this, route go  through a Country rick in gold, 'where  mines of value will surely be found  before many months roll round. Cariboo, Cassiar. and ' Ominoca will yet  yield sums.of gold that will compare  favorably with even the famous. .Klondyke. . .  Mr. W. H. Griffin in the following  lettcr.gives his experience of the Stick-  eon trail andlhe entire .practicability  of that route:  Editor'Journal :���������Dear Sir: In olden times all roads were said to lead to  Rome, but a (���������" present it scorns to bo the  question of the day which road leads  to the Klondyke. As.I was ov.n of the  throng of gold-seekers last year I. can  .tcll'something of the Teslin-lake route,,  which I and my partners travelled.  .Teslin lake is about 240 milesin length,.  and averages about tv.rre miles in  width.. A large but' sluggish ��������� river  empties into it at its' epper end and  here tho Indians have the canoes cache,  whore they leave the boats during their  absence while'going to and from  Juneau, wl ere they go annually to dispose of their furs.'. Here, at the head of  the lake we built our boat and started  on our prespeoling. There are three  streams cmptiig into the lake, from  the north or right-hand side. Two of  these, the Oklohcne and Nitlicene   he  rn the rush to the Klondyke there is  criminal recklessness on the part of  shipowners"in the way of overcrowding  and scant accommodation on the part  of the authorities in lotting men recklessly go to their doom without adequate warning ; and on the partof geld  seekers themselves in crowding into  the country insufficiently provided  with the necessaries of existence.  In another six months the world wiU  bo in sorrow reading of disaster by sea  and starvation by land in the cold regions of the North, and friends and relatives of absent ones will bo regretting  with anguished hearts that they allowed those near and dear to depart on a  hopeless voyage.  Steamers have returned from Dyea.  Their captains state that misery among  the overcrowded fanatics has already  commenced. Delicately reared and  weakly store clerks arc there with a  few dollars in their pockets, no clothing but what they have on the backs,  and weak already from arduous travel:  while elderly men, past the prime of  life, with little ca>vtal, are roaming  around Dyea with no definite object in  view and unable to know what to put  their hand to  Many steamers crowded beyond their  capacity five times over have had to  put into British Columbia ports atter  thirty-six hours' sail srom Seattle for  provisions and water. At this rate of  sailing they would not get into Dyea  for six weeks, and during that time the  suffering of those on board would be  terrible. 'ITw.o unseaworth'y tugs were  loaded' with 150 souls, and in their top  heavy condition would topple over at  the. first heavy wave.'  The rush to .Klondyke cannot be too  strongly deprecated in the interests of  humanity.. One digging has been discovered. If more are. not'discovered,  the 'suffering will be appalling. ,  ADVANCE   IK   SILYER.  Supposed to be   Due   to Holding  of American Supplies.  Back  London, Sept. 7.���������There advance in  the price. of silver is supposed to be  due to the holding back of supplies by  Americans and to the idea that silver  currency 'will be wanted in India,  The purchases will be -for immediate  shipment by people having contracts  to fulfil in India and .China. The  Times and Standard concur in the  opinion that tlie impression that India  will buy silver is a mistaken one. The  currency department of India holds  13,000,000 of rupees which would be  realeasod against gold in the event of  gold being exported to Indie..  A gentleman  styling  himself  Capt.  Phillips-Wollcy   with   a   special  'emphasis on tho "Capt." and  the hyphen  "-," sanitary inspector of the province,  came to town  the other   day   with   a  flourish of trumpets, laid   information  against a dozen or  so   of   persons  for  neglect of   tlie   sanitary   regulations,  which resulted in the fining of  six   or  seven persons and tit" dismissal   of   a  couple of charges   ancnt   privies   and  cess pools because it was subsequently  learned the offences  were   committed  by persons now removed and the nuis.  ances were on the public highway.   In  this act the Captain managed to corral  son)- $-10 for the   enrichment  of  the  uvusury at Yictoiia, and in the   blaze  of his g.ory he lit out for  the   c.ipital.  Now what strikes one in  this   connection as singular is this:    Why a   government   officer  should   be    so   conspicuously partial.   In this connection  wc have nothing to say about the fines  imposed, but we assume they were  lor  actual infractions, as tho public health  is a matter of first consideration.   The  fact, then,that the informations against  the actual owners   of 'the   cess   pools  were Jaid by the Captain   himself,   iy-  phen and all included is evidence their  evistence was   infrnnotions'of-the law,  and the Captain simply winked at it,���������  saw the infraction acknowledged it  by  faying informations, and   went away  without taking one   step   towards   enforcing a'corrcction of the   violations.  Now how does the Captain,exuecL others  to ol ey the law in   matters that are in  doubt, when he  himself ignores what  he acknowledges by informations to be  violations. The point is this: When the  Uaptain learned tho violations were on  government, property, why did he   not  see the government was compelled   to  carry   out    regulations   of    its    own  creation, if he   wants   private   parties  to respect the government,  its  officers  or the governmentlaws? This is a plain  proposition and one that   requires   no  Euclid, Algebra or Greek to unravel it.  The question  is   why   did   not   the  Captain, we beg pardon  with  tho   fty-  pncn,  take somo   of   tho   money   he  gobbled in tho town in fines,   and   pay  some one for cleaning up the cesspools  on the government property ?    Is it to  remain a case, of fleece   the  people   as  long as.possible for a rigid  observance  of the law, spend the money in Victoria or elsewhere   in   high   salaries   for  government officials with Captains and  hyphens, and let people here who want  tho   town   to remain   healthy   clean  up tho cess pools for   the   government  at their own expense.   If  this   is   the  rule; the only   cure is to   regard   the  government and its hyphened  officials  as as public cess pool   and   make   one  general clearing out whenever an   opportunity presents itself.  second north fork ot Lemon creek and  directly opposite tu tuwnsito of Lemon  creek.)) Work is being rapidly  under the, supervision ' of  ^>.....ii J. A. Baker, and a fine  Jj*xly of ore is on tlie durn]) ready for  transportation'. The Sundown Fraction  is owned by a syndicate, who will  spare no pains in endeavoring to make  a mine of tho property,  little dido gkoup.  Manager Sh iw, of the Carnduff Mining and Developing company, Carnduff, N. W. T., has just completed the  amount of development for this season  and has moved his outfit into town.  Several tunnels and 'open cuts have  boon run on (he different claims to  thoroughly calculate tlie full extent of  the ore bodies.  The work done on the property nas  .-shown it up wonderfully well. Plenty  of or'j is now in sight ready to be taken  out and shipped as soon as proper  facilities are to be obtained.  tailings.  Several tons of meteor ore is on the  wharf awaiting shipment to the smelter. The mine is. being worked with  all possible vigor, and the force will be  increased as fast as room is made in  the mine. l<  .  r Peter Schombc-rg, one of the owners  of the Two Friends, reports the work  of running the new tunnel progressing  splendidlv. They are now in 32 feet,  and the rock is changing, which, Mr.  Schomberg thinks, indicates nearing  the ledge. ���������    '  Martin Markeson has received a  number of samples of fine looking rock  from a location recently made near  the fifth south fork of Lemon creek. It  is called Martin the Big Loaf, and is  owned by Messrs. bronghton, Gilbert  and Markeson'���������Slocan Cit\ News.  ll~  Identified  at Nelson as the Right  Man.  Starving A Whole Town.  James Taylor who was arrested for  tho murder of Sheriff Byler in Baxter  county, Arkansas, in June 1892, reached the scene of the murder without  delay. When he reached Nelson, Justice Drake read the charge to him, and  it was duly supported by Sheriff L. C.  Smith of that state. Taylor waived extradition, and went along with the  American officers. It appears the  man's name is Hardy, alias Roper,  alias Taylor.  '1 he nature of his offence is this:  The dead shiriff and assistants were  going to arrest him for cattle stealing,  when lie lied and tool: refuge in a  vacant house. He then fired on his  followers through a crack in the building and Sheriff Byler fell mortally  wounded, and died in ��������� a short time  after. Taylor then escaped nnd his  whereabouts were unknown until recently, when he wrote a letter to his  brother on one of the letter heads of '  the Selkirk mine. This fell into the  hands of the o!''ce'rs and led to the 'arrest. ^ It appears it was Sheriff Smith  who identified the man here.  Since reaching His destiny he wrote  to J. A. Smith, of the Selkirk mine  telling him what to do with some effects here. He says he will be able to  clear himself, which h'- will, if he is  not the guilty party. Even if he is, it  may be shown he simply fired on his  followers at random and did not intend  to hit any one, which may be construed into a mitigating circumstance.  Bar-  VIOLENTLY  INSANE.  Unknown    Man   Taken   With   Fits   on  Baker Street���������Ii   Ended in  Lunacy.  On Thursday evening last an unknown man suddenly taken with fits  or. tho East End of Baker street. He  was later discovered by the police, in  a domented condition, finally becoming  so violent that force had to be resorted  to in order to prevent, him doing himself  bodily injury, lie was shackled hand  and foot and placed in the jail for safe  keeping, lie is unable to toll who he  is or where he belongs, and there is  nothing upon him to assist in his  ^identification.���������Nelson Miner. ������������������  IB 118.  Many of, the   Mines  Have  Ore  on  the Dump.  D. E. Rafuse' and W.'J.Baty have  finished their contract on the Cold  Blow, on upper Lemon creek, and rc:  turned to town. '.-When they quit work,  an SO foot incline tunnel with a splendid body of pro and a rich paystreak  was Jeft in the face. /  The property, under the supervision  of F. S." Andrews, will be worked all  winter, and as soon as the trail up that  creek is completed regular shipments.  will be made.  The idea is to havoa good quantity  of ore on the dump so that when the  snow becomes deep enough for raw-  hidin'g it may'be .brought to the place  of shipment more cheaply than by  pack train.  . SUNDOWM FRACTION.  A representative of the News made  a trip to the Sundown Fraction, situated one mile and   a   half   below   the  Astonishing    Story    of    Spanish  barity in Cuba.  The curate of the town of La ' Esperanza," in Santa Claa Province, has sent  the following despatch to the Bishop of  Havana:  "From the first of July all tho stores  and markets in this town have been  closod'by order of the Captain General  In God's nameI beg Your Fxcellency  to implore the Captain General to withdraw his order. Otherwise all the ' inhabitants will die of hunger. Many  have died already." 'The Captain General intends to enforce his decree until  the fortifications are finished around  the town, and I am informed that the  works will not, be finished for twenty  days."  At the same time the Mayor of th'-  town of La Esperanza wrote to the  Governor of the province :  "The whole population is starving.  The resources of the municipality are  exhausted. Hundreds of .women and  children cry despairingly for food and  hundreds have died of hunger. I do  not know what to do under theso horrible circumstances. The order of  General We.yler closing the markets  and forbidding the sale of all kinds of  victuals I cannot disobey. Meanwhile  must 1 contemplate with indifference  the spectacle of the peopJe of La Esperanza dying of the direst calamities ?  I beg from Your Excellency a prompt  answer. Wc have no time to spare if  we are unwilling that everybody should  perish here."  La Esperanza is a town of about  8,000 inhabitants. It has been raided  several times by tho insurgents recently, and to chastise the inhabitants for  not defending the town, General Wey-  ler issued his barbarous decree, under  pretext that the stores and markets attracted the insurgents. What is more  cruel still is the fact that a strong  Spanish column is encamped around  town and the Spanish soldiers are well  provided with food,but stringent orders  are given' to them, under the severest  penalties, not to give any help to the  inhabitants.  The most territ'lc tales of misery  come from the town; Mothers kneeling' before the soldiers, with their  children in their arms, vainly beseech  the heartless Spaniards,for a little food.  Men who attempt to break through  the Spanish lines in order to get into  tho country either to procure food or  joiu the insurgents are immediately  shot. In many cases they have tried  to force a passage throught instead of  getting away by stealth,,but being unarmed the Spanish soldiers easily overpower and slay them. The only hope,  of the population is that the insurgents  may come and rescue them. 'But there  is a very slight prospect of this. The  insurgent bands which raid the town  in July have now moved to the West,  invading the Province ot Matanzas,  and tho Cuban forces near. La Esperanza at this time are too few, to cope,  with the 5,000 Spanish soldiers sent to  the town t>y.General Weyler.  The latest reports from La Esperanza say that a sort, of epidemic madness has been produced by hunger  among the inhabitants, and that they  kill each other and commit suicide  by scores. i  Bartlott Bros, are now packing down  a car or two of ore for the 'Ajax   mine.  Two cars of Ruth and one of Ibex ora  were wrecked on the Oregon short line  a few days ago.       c  The Jackson mine has a double compartment shaft 100 feet deep, and soon  a hoisting plant is to.be installed.  E. J, Field says work on the Wonderful will be pushed more briskly than  ever this fall and winter. Thoy are  making ample preparations for it,  i  For the four weeks ending August  27 the Hall Mines smelter 5,766 tons  of ore which yielded 522 tons of matte  containing approximately 232 tons of  copper, 157,300 ozs. of silver and 215  ozs. of gold.  The Eagle mine, at the head of Sandon creek above the 3Ur was located  in 1892, though but little was done with  it until recently. It is owned by McLaren, of Perth, Ont., W. A. Allan,' of  Ottawa, and E. Watt, who is now in  charge. A few days ago,after the tunnel  has reached 110 feet a lead of 12 feet in  ividth with a satisfactory showing was  met. This was on a cross cut tunnel.  Mr. Watt is jubilant over his discovery.  London   Warnings.  London���������The Englishmen now returning from the Klondyke are earnestly warning the public,against an English rush there. "The Klondyke," says  one, "is a lottery. The are now about  one hundred to'one prize."  Yet this man has netted $30,000.  He returns to the gold fields in the  spring. i.      ' ���������*"  The papers begin to warn investors  not to touch the Klondyke companies,'  but' to extend their preference to  Kootenay, where their returns are  sure.  The insurance companies are refusing to insure those going to Klondyke nt any price, unless they are  joining a wcll-pqaipped expedition.  The papers, however, publish advertisements inviting men with ������250  to join an expedition in November by  a short and secret route to the northern  regions. ���������  Weak Point of the Scheme.  The Post's Paris correspondent, com  meriting upon the article in the Eclair'  by M, Gervaille. a member of the  chamber of deputies from the island of  Gaudeloup, French West Indies, advocating a Franco-Russian-American  alliance against the common enemy,  Euglan'd, says the writer shows plainly  what help America would give the  dual alliance, but it is not equally  clpar what benefit America would derive from it.  -��������� -~x>  ��������� -v--;.. -  ���������#T     IV  te '-i  h \ J  f-.: ���������*������  ;*  '*   VJ-  ��������� ���������>   -. ������  i-    *   '  m     1        -���������.  m        -ill  ii '    .'I  j J!  J *    i\. t  Jh-'tyJ-  ���������'&   I"   i������     'if +"  "Ii t  .',i.. v.. 'K; *"X': .,  ���������V ���������������������������2--  ^,HE':-MIj>riNa.'.;RE������IE.W::;'  ���������BATURDAS; SEPTJEMBER, 11 1897;  ssssr.- -j������������i.j?r  SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA,  : SATURDAY.....SEPTEIMBER 11, 1897.  .Suissckii'Tiox, ?2C0 PKR.YKAii;  ���������������������������''' ''.''.'���������''������������������ SlI.'lCTLY IX   A'nVANCK.  ,; ���������;'. '���������]'. }.:/,i.     DULL TIMES.;'.       .'  . ' ��������� If ; times' are'not as brisk'in   town  ���������   .,, one ..way-aii'd-thc-other, -as   they ought.  '.      to   be,  .the people are' in themselves  a great   measure;   responsible  for   it.  .'���������'.     There. are   some from .the'east., who  have   brought,  eastern, notions   with  ���������' ,' them, and think,the place ought to be  .'..���������  .be made to;conibnh to eastern usages  ,  .    and   customs.      This; is"    altogether.  ':wrong.      Sandon,is.a   mining  camp,.  ',     and  the' privileges,' of mining   camps  '���������:.."' must":;not''''be' restricted, though, they  should be held in  reasonable bounds.  ''���������'. People;who, do, not' care'  to mix   yp  with   mining'camp   usuages   need not  do it���������they are   in  no way compelled,  ���������to do it,   thqugh,'" they live in  such' a  camp, 'and in abstaining  they will be  '   just  as   much'   respected���������nay   more  ' respected byininers"; and associates, if  -:". consistent.    ��������� What.'we   want   to. say  ,;. more particularly,   however,    is   that,  when tod   heavy a   restriction" is   employed,', the money that should be in  circulation wilfgo into  other channels  ���������and be cut off from business uses. ; ",  Another, damaging influence   is, un-  ,; necessary alarm  over the drop   in' sil-  .    ver.   -We have just here to: say that at  the. present  moment  there are  more,  .'miners at work around Sandon, with a  larger pay roll, than there ev.-r before  was'in, the  history of. the place at this  ;   time of: the year.      In short   the ��������� ore.  .    shipments   we   report   frorh   week   to  week plainly, show this.    The cause of  dullness then  must be traced to some  .other source,". for what  it is.  ��������� In   the  first place it must not'be forgotten that  our . business: places   have ; increased  'numerically very rapidly,   and all can-  ,   not handle as much   as ��������� if they were  fewer, in number, r The great cause of  .   the dullness, such as it is,   arises from  unnecessary', caution.       Many,; think  that 'because   silver is low,   there will  . eventually be a suspension of business,  ,,and. they  should   take. care, of what  '���������  money they have for'a rainy day.  This  . is' ail. pure   imagination,   without' the  ,;; slightest ground for support.' ������������������������������������:.��������� ',  Of course   with silver ; low and no.  assurance as   to where  it is   going to  stop, the same amount  of, new capital  ��������� '  cannot be got into the country for new  enterprises   and    development' work,  .though a wise   business  stroke, is   always to   buy  when   a   commodity, is  <*heap *:'. but the owners   of all present  shippers (and their operation alone   is  enough'to.sustain the town well)   have  ..time and again repeated   they will run  ���������their mines to full capacity  with silver  at 40c,   and even   less.      Should   it  drop even lower than this, there are so  many interests  involved here   that the  mines  will be operated.    Th.e-owners  of" the mines are 'nearly all owners of  town   property   they cannot   afford to  to become   depreciated   in  value   for  , the lack   of employed labors  in' the  ; vicinity.    Then   again: there   are  immense   amounts of money invested   in'  'railways concentrators, smelters, etc.���������  these can,K)t be sacrificed,   when con-  \cessions will keep them in value.    A.ll  of these   would have to come   to  the  rescue, and.dperate at actual cost and  even below it, to keep   the mines running if silver dropped below an otherwise'payingprice.     The   report   that  "mines in Colorado and elsewhere,  are  -suspending operations   because of the  low price   of silver has nothing whatever to do with the matter.    Ourbies  are; of the     highest  grade    in.   the  world, and  consequently   less   expensive   in handling and   treatment   per  ���������yaluc than any other ores in the world.  ���������Our. concentrators,     trams,   etc.   are  be   one   of them.     It is, of 'course, a  fact that it is;indelicate   for any newspaper to criticise closely the merits of  .a,case" after it is :b.efore   a court,' as  that   may tend to prejudice  evidence  ;to be subsequently given and influence  the'result unfairly; but that is all there'  is abput< it.' :  If Forin's   view   of the  'matter, were  carried out--newspapers',  reports of cases   would be very   tame  indeed;   but'then   we do not live   in  China, where newspapers ..reports have  to be submitted to autocratical,authority bjfore they are given to'the public.  The Miner  said,  this was   a   brutal  assault, and.it went on toshov/why it  was  brutal, dealing Vith. the provocation and   the consequences of the   assault, alleging :the assailant  should be  severely punished.    : We. cannot   see  that   the paper exceeded ;its, authority  or  natural license, in   this country,   in.  its comments.  . .Of course,   if it  laid  down   a course  for   the'court, to take  in the: case-,   defining   the -punishment,  it. would have ..as the  judge declared  exceeded ��������� its   proper license,    but we  .cannot sec that it,did.     If-tlie judge's  view limited   tlie scope 'of a paper, all  it could say of any case rio matter liow  sensational,   cruel or brutal, would be  ah   unembellished,recital ,6'f. the facts  which 'would be "Kold Kale", indeed  for   the   appetite,   of    the   newspaper  reader  of .the   present:'day.    In   the  'case   of-.,Wood, who   was   hanged at  Nelson,   all   it   could, say was Paddy  Woods .was.'shot ; it-..was, asserted  j.  Wood   shot him, ' Wood   subsequently  escaped from gaol, he was re-arrested,,  and'would   shortly come  up, for trial.  A newspaper   run on   such   principles  might afford reading   enough   for the  Rossiand Judge, but   it would - hardly  do for the rest of Canada.  ; "We take it, Col. Baker,, while here,  if at all observing should have, seen  Sandon; is in' the. greatest need., of a  government building. ..The necessity  for a record office is acknowledged on  all'hands, and that for , a police building is scarcely, less, pressing. Just  think of a ,couple of J. P.'s, .lawyer's  and a dozen' or'' more, witnessess  huddling-' into',an eight feet, square  dungeon, like the darkrhole in, Calcutta, to try three or, four prisoners  chained ,to the .floor and .occupying,  half the room we have described.-Imagine this, and you have a painting of  San'dp'n's police court. This town  contributes well annually to the treasury of the province, and to be put ofl  in this way with, such a' make shift' for  a 1,'Court House" is simply a disgrace  in this age q.f advancement. :Surely  tha government knows all about these  things, and to longer put off remedying  the short coming is evidence that Sari-  donites must be "a.'.'"patient and'1?'long-",  suflering people.    . "   '  ',,','    .,' Bright's-  Disease.  .'"They have done 1110 any amount of  good," wore the'words' of- Mr. -Nelson  Green,, G--.ilt, Ont.,111 speaking ' of. ������������������ his  rescue from kidney aiiil uninary difficulty by tlie. -use'of. .Doan's 'Kidney  Pills. Mr. Green says that', lie;"only,  ���������tried them out of curiosity.; .but-it was  a lucky.oxperi.iien't, for Doan's Pills  made a complete curcinhiS case. He  is now a cured .man, feeling, strong,  well and in good, spirits. ��������� ',-''  Criticism'-: on  tiie Yukon  Royalty.  H. C.Holden.    -     "   F. Mi-Gray,-  ..H&OEI'g:GKftl���������:  a������?Hn PA0TBRSI  '''"', PAPER-HANGERS; &e., &c:    :  A'point; of law  was decided   in-the  case   of  house   breaking -that   came  before  Justices McArthur and  Sandi-  lands   the .other day,  it may  not   be  ai.,:s.s   to refer to.    The  lot  is owned  by Air. Harris, as he jointly, owns  the  rest   of the   townsite.      The. building  had   been   occupied,' and the   tenant  had moved out   arid sold" her right of  -possession, etc.,  to  another  who was  about  to move in.   , While the  house  was vacant,' that is after the one'party  had moved   out,.and   before the other  .moved in, an employee of Mr. Harris,  under instructions, tore it down. ..The  employee   was at   once   arrested   for  house breaking   and   .theft.     At the  trial,, before    the   justices,   they   held  there was not a case against   the prisoner, and ��������� he was forthwith   released.  This shows that an owner may at any  time, while vacant at least, destroy any  building  another party  may erect  or  'endeavor   to control on   his.property..  .There  are   some' who contend that a  mining right does not constitute a valid  title.    Of course, it is not such   a title  as a. straight   Crown grant,   or, as the  Torrens, system would give,, but  it is  one that  deprives   any one else,   at  least,    of the right   of ownership   or  peaceable occupancy,   and we believe  the courts have gone farther in declaring it quite valid.     A mining right enables the owner at any time to-occupy  it for mining purposes,   whether to the  mind of another, there is mineral there  ,or   not, and,   of:course,   this   renders  possession   or, occupancy by   another  without the authority of the party holding the mining right simply'but of the  question.    The   essence'of the whole  matter - is   that if a   party  gets a title  fromcMr. Harris   neither   Crown   nor  any one else can dispossess him or his  assignee,   though   the   law  would not  consider it equal. to   either, a-'crown  patent or a Torrens'deed.  It is a "moral certainty, that many.,a  one now going;to the Klondyke, who,  if''thoy'return, at all, will return 'in disgust. The territory : in .which gold is  found is limited, the government is re  ���������taining alternate-sections,of even, this,  and exacting a. heavy royalty -on what  is mined. Add to'this uncertainty,, of  success in collections, a: most arduous  trip, an. inhospitable.climate, and an  absolute scarcity of provisions and  other necessaries' of life for either love,  or money, arid you have a '.condition-  of things most unenyiting. Add., to  all this the fact that the country will  soon be .the refuge- for,-cut throats,  .murderers' and outlaws, and you have  a collection of facts'that should cause  all intending emigrants to'pause, and  consider before they put: their very-existence in jeopardy,    ,, -1''-..-  ;���������'  Is It In Canada?  ���������lessening   the cost of marketing.     As  we have said at  the outset all.   the un-  ���������easiness, such as it is, is a   groundless  fear, that at the present has no reason  .able excuse;  JUDGE FORIN'S  IDEAL NEWSPAPER.  ,-,  The   Rossiand Miner   and   Judge  Form appear to have a bit of a tangle  . over an assault case   in P���������ossland. ��������� It  appears .that   one   Costello,   a   contractor,   assaulted   a   lawyer   named  'Edward Cronyn, and   the Miner' commented on it  severely censuring   Cos-  iclio.    When   the   case came   up   for  ���������hearing before   the Judge,  the   other  (day, the latter  gave the   newspaper a  ���������;seyerc lecturing tor   its comments,   asserting the paper  was trying., the case  for   tlie court.    -It is  no. secret that  some   judges "as well as* some   other  Our good brother Lowry  says   that  he was the first journalist in  the country to mention   the necessity of a mint  for Canada.    Our issue of the 26th of  June contained  an article which went  quite fully   into   tlie   matter, and  .advanced practically all   the   arguments  th.':   i an be advanced    in   its   favor.  They   of course can  be   hashed   and  re-hashed and manufactured into.many  more.      The.  substance  then   is   that  Canada lias lost   nearly a  million dollars on the eighteen or twenty millions  of American gold now circulating and  held by the banks and treasury of the  country j that we have lost correspond  ingly on   the silver   and   copper coin  minted in the   old country :   and   thai  wc have suffered   to be  transferred to  the   United States  and  Great Britain  all the labor and all the advantages of  labor employed in the coining.    These  are our principal  losses .in failing   to  do ' the coining at home,   and a single  valid argument cannot   be   advanced  against the proposition.    Whether out-  good brother ,j was   first or last   in   the  adyocacy  for home mints, if he   can  succeed   in educating   the   parliament  of Canada   to "the   necessity for   the  establishment of a mint,   he will have  Pew men have a better knowledge of  the -constitutional ..law., and     treaty  history   of ������������������ Can ad a than , Hon.  David  Mills, and ''some, recent utterances:,by  him to'" a 'reporter of the-'London' Advertiser are decidedly interesting.    He  said,that if   and   when  the   Alaskan  boundary.is properly "drawn Canadians,  will have'plenty, of-access to tho Klondyke via tho   Pacific ocean   and  the  Yukon.   Dyea, for instance, he claims,  is   in    Canadian   territory;    and    he  strongly advocates  the' route, through  Lynn inlet,"which,  he argues, Ties almost wholly within Canadian,territory.  '���������Prom   the headwaters of the inlet to  the headwaters of some, of the ' trib'u-  larieo of the Yukon,  a   short .railway  stretch   of 50 or 60-miles,   established  either through Chilcoot or White, Pass,  would  bo the  only railway  construction required-,'-" ho say^-, "and   the construction of such a route would require  an   expenditure of .'a  very   moderate  amount of'money, and would give people df'siring to go to that district an easy  and  comparatively cheap   highway."  The basis of. his>oiiteu,tion:is.-that tho  bonndary'does not properly follow  all  the. windings  of the shore,' but  only  does  so   when -"no coast, line''   intervenes.     He'goes very  fully  into  the  question from the d.ays.of-Russian possession down, quoting the treaty clause  in oxtenso. ������������������'' The ��������� treat}' makes  ''the  summit of the mountains situated parallel to the coast" , the  boundary   line  from where  it strikes  the  5Gl,h degree  of north latitude on the mainland until it intorsects  the" 1-llst degree, west  hingitude which it follows to theA'-ctic.  Another explanatory clause . is "added  in   which 'it   declares,' among   other  things,  that  wherever" the summit of  the coast line  "'shall, prove to be at-tirj  distance 'of   more    than   tcti   marine  ���������leagues  from  the ocean',   tho limit between  the British possessions and tlie  line of coast,   which' is   to belong  to  Russia, as above mentioned,   shall be  formed by a lino parallel   to tho windings   of the   coast,   and which   shall  never exceed  the distance of, ten  mar-  inr   leagues   therefrom."     Now,   Mr.  -Mills  argues that  it was   clearly   the  intention or the treaty to adhere to the  coast lino  wherever  there was   such a  thing, no ni'itter if it crossed inlets or  not.   Tho Russians, ho points out, only  wanted fishing rights 011 the coast, and  so woro not likely to stand out  for the  right  to  go behind   fho coast lino   at  any place.   Now Lynn inlet   is crossed  by   a  range of   mountains   near   tho  coast, known as Sr.. Blias' Alps,   whic  contains  'a number of peaks   ranging  from 10,000 to, 10,000 feet high.   There  are   a   number'of   other    inlets    in J  the   same -position,    and     he   insists  (hat   they   are   all ' "Canadian  waters  lying in   Canadian, boundaries."���������Yan-  couvoi World.  ��������� . ^CjJflBtt��������� ���������t-t :.������������������  '  The; Engineering and Mining Journal  says': .On July 27th the Dominion cabinet decided   to,demand   a  royalty   on  the, output  of the--now. digging  of'the.  Yukonv   Under i'ii.; uiations , previously  issued-,  a ,f-n ol'- ������������������?!���������"> .i-ier.claim." for-registry aun.ii tax ol' PH.;!-;pet' annnni 'werC  imposed.;. !T\o,\v.k<  ad:!ii.i;,'n .to this,  a  r'd'ya 1 ty! of .lQ.;p..'*.r-c.ent..of tlie ontpiit is  to be colleel"(i I'ro.m all .claims  producing lnnre ' i',h;!',i  th.it. 'amount;/  .More-'  ovVr,   every, .:i:,';<.n!:Hii'.'"e!aim    on .all  jilacer ground: i.'i (0 be reserved .as, the  property of the government,.to be:sold  or.wprkcd for its revenue.''. The establishment, of such a system,  which is,  wc .believe,'without a. precedent on this  continent   since  the end'  of Spanish  rul.3   in  i\lo.\ieo, is startling   to thos.o  who have already acquired property,on  tho Klondyke by -right \o(. location, and  possession, .if. not   by  title   from   the  government;  and , by prospectors   who.  iU*o'prbp~bsi.iig to go there. ' Tlie right  of the  Ca.nadiari,government"��������� tomake.  such .���������.regulations'- is   unquestionable ;  tho policy is doubtful.-. There.i*-a su;  picion that   they would hot haveboen.  so severe if it were not,; that, most'of  the miners' in  tho district  were Americans,   and'; the   rush   of   prospectors'  promises to be chiefly "Americans also.  It was, of "course,  to be expected  that  the 'Canadian government "would take  measures  to rciniburse   itself for"the  expenses of administration in the ne,v  district, and ..there is a plausible reason  for a,departure  from tho policy of liberality   in   granting   public,   mineral,  land for. the purpose of developing the  unsettled, parts of the country, since it  is likely that  the Yukon district has  few . natural  'resources     besides    its  mines,   and when   the  latter   are exhausted 'the d istrict will beabanddned,  but this,looks only to the easily worked  placer oeposits and fails'to take into  account the lodes whence, they originated,   which   some   day   will   require  ca pital and industrial freedom' for their,  exploration.     The measures  adopted  however,   seem to lis- unwise, owing Co  the .retardation, in the development ol  the .mineral resources of the Canadian  Yukon'-which- they will cause, and the  hard ., feeling   thoy . fire sure  to breed  aniorig the American prospectors,.!who  arc likely   to   clamor .-for''retaliatory-  measnrcs..   .These will,. be, .moreover,  difficult and ex]>'"nsive tiixes to collect,-  since   it will  be nearly impossible-  to  watch every, miner, and'the Klondyke  is so near   the American frontier tliat  clandestine exportation', can hardly he  prevented.    It is a sound 'principle, of  govern Aleut     that     revenue ��������� needed  should be raided'in   the   most iijosjioh-  sl've   miinner'. possible,' aiid any  other  system  is unjust,  to   the  people 'wh������  have  to pay  the taxes.   Most of' all to  be regretted, however, is tho possibility  of, friction arising between t\vi> nations  whose  interests  ace  really, identical;  since recent history  has demonstrated  that rich,   gold   mines, are a   prolific  source of contention and; hard feeling.  A. large stock of Wall "Paper, &o,,  .constantly,oriliand.- "v .������/ ; ',;;'���������;-;.' '''.'/..'  We get oui paints from the East at  reduced figures and give our custom era  the;bcnefit. '.''   ��������� "..'-.     .'-.:    ,',   ,.  Can be found lit Black's hotel or the  Balmoral-. ; ������������������'���������'���������'       '���������   ' '.       ;'.'.  ''���������*-'���������'. ���������''.,    "    GIVE  US  A  CALL.'    '���������  3M%*#^^  mmmmm  ���������-^'^~������������^MEiEffi>^^  . A Well-finisl.ied Pipe, the bestsamrile,  of Tobacco, Ci ears and, Cigarettes '.'procurable���������and 'JACOB KELSEN. has  them. ��������� He has,.also tho latest arrival of  Fruits,- and Billiard ���������Tables for recreation..  Giro him a cal'lr ���������   ;'���������������������������..   ",:<,:,  l.������.i.M.('l.'>.(.i.'l.(  iM.*U,'t.f%i������l.f.^M.������.|  THE....  ������������������-;/,       ',.,' SANDON, B. C.        .-.,:,-,  .  -    ' -'��������� ���������      '-....���������.''.'���������       .���������������������������/:"  '��������� ''".,'���������  ���������  '" ",.''" ,-'���������;-   ������������������ ���������',. 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The London and San  Francisco Bank, Limited, Tacoma. The  Puget Sound Nalional Bank, Seattle. The  Exchange National Bank, Spokane. AUST-  kat.ia and New Zealand :���������Bank of Australasia.   ITONOI.UI.U:���������Bishop & Co.     t  HENRY. F. MYTTON, Manager      ..  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Airs. F. Abboy, Toronto, says,  "Milhnru's Heart, and Nerve Pills cured  my husband who hud for fifteen years  suflV.red-with weak nerveri caused oy  heart, trouble, lie was subject to puins  in the head, dizziness, fainting spells,  sleeplessness, etc. He is now free from  tin so troubles, and feels 100 per cent,  belter than when ho begun using the  Dills."  .11  Opposite Sandon Hotel, Sandon.  m  K-gBFHS  ���������I   i  - >-v i -  ���������I 1  .   1," *       t i".  ���������������������������r������i Bj-cp*" irr  - 1 ��������� 1  -  .-������   .   J.-���������'���������.!, .1  Hi ��������� '    t   I    m'i r        T     /        fc     i ��������� 1 *    -���������-! I    *        >       I       r. ���������������* *������||T������ -11    i������ ��������� ' '    il *i nf     ��������� -���������������������������1      l'*     - ������ ������*' "��������������� il 1 L        ���������      i I   >   1 "   \ Wm  SATIJRD A Y;' SEPTEMBER, 11,11897..  THE;MINING- REYIEW.  ������  Stirring Picture of tne  Great Bail:  loon on Its Horttard Flight. 4  lit  V,  : .-The whole  civilized wwrld 'is  anxiously, wailing for hews ;pf Prof/Andree  and. his companions.   Perhaps he may  -, be heard from-in the Yukon, and 'aeain'  .'.he ..may;'never.' be lieardofnny where.  'How ho: started   h as; be ok !: briefly re  latod." Fuller particulars Of the ascent  . iu-ci'nowto .hand.; .'The .morning of  ...   July.lith  brought sunshine, and blue  '.-"/sky   at'.-' Tronisoe.    , The -'.- rainsoaked  'things couid.no w' be, dried.; Moreover,  ;a south-wind was. blowing/ not softly',  ;  ".but';right'freshly,,and(,it was.a genuine,  .south   wind.     From   on.   board  ' the  ; 'Svenksund the crew at divine service  ''-..!, were.Chanting.     I,sat in silent devotion in: my'tent lind  listened, says a  ,. ' correspondent.   Scarcelyhiul'thp ship's  'bell struck 11 than  I became, aware of  'unwonted   activity, on board. ''The  .large'  rowing boat   and   small   steam  launch  were manned,   and  in theni -I  recognized   not,, only ���������' lier.r   Andree's  figure, but also,'; those of his two.companions, who landed together with the  ��������� two. .'officers; and the- littio '-Frenchman.  Did Ah'dre'e/intend': on' ���������": this" Sunday  ������.   morning,' and in this "strong, gusty, and  ,-at times  almost stormy,, wind, r to.vcri-  " ture on an ascent ?  Jt   was : scarcely  '.,. conceivable.     It.; could^ be , .nothing,  ���������/ more than a trial 'to see if .everything  /"worked: smoothly., .,,,���������'. But   that .thoy,  .'might have, done yesterday.   Why,:' on  .': a Suuday ? -;\Whiie,I - was still ponder-  ���������; ing over the matter :I observed several  ;' men at :work; oh the -upper porfcion:��������� of  "   the front side of the balloon house.. -A  moihent'later   the planks'1 were,being:  'thrown down, the beams sawn '��������� through;-  : 'and screws and rivets loosened. -Truly,  ; this; must !be   in earnest.     Inhumed  with speed, to the scene,, and learned  ,���������'ihaji.Herr.Andreeintended forthwith  .'theascent..  With almost   painful  ox-  .,; pectation themen. were., putting forth  .   mosCstrenous exertions.   Andree hiin-  ��������� self-presently ^appeared o'n'-tlaebs'caflold-  ing above aiid shouted his coirimaiKls  to the men through  the medium  of; it,  . speaking  trumpet.   He and his conir  panidns '.were   already;''cladVin their  travelling   costumes ���������--, Andree;   ;and  .;, Strindburg    in     a : dark \ blue,,.'  "and  Eracnkel in a grey suit, with collars of  wolf's fur.   In  Peak house- -a  pair : of.  trial  balloons   were   inflated/and; let.  loose, and the I r'eeze-;-carried'- them in,  . precisely". the - desired, direction.,.   On  '���������'��������� the beach the crew were : busy-laying  . out the.drag ropes to prevent thepos':  gibility: -of their  tangling. ..With   a  . pni.sh-  tlie   loosened   'portion   of   the  ' tower's -front waH'feli out.   Inside the  tower  the greatest activity" prevailed.  ' In every corner stood: men   regulating  the ropes by. -which ' the'balloon  was  .held.   Everyone helped, even the commander, of thn gunboat.    -The ballast  bags  wers liung-'in a 11 arrow,circle, so,'  that  the   balloon might rise.:   .Then,:  when the north wall iiad been removed^,  as. far. as  the centre  of the building,  sound from the south eastsent the air-  vessel back to the sea in a. north-.Wcstrr-  ly- direction, and.struck it so strongly  above that lor some  seconds   the   car  was trailing along the water,.'   At-'the  same .moment we,discovered   that... the  three drag ropes,from whose assistance  Vridree had hoped'so much,lay- quietly-  on the.beaelh.     The   swivel,, fastening  them, to,-the,  ring must, have   been  loosened at,the moment of the   ascent.  But how that wa'3 po'ssible' will.' never  be explained; , As they have a '.reserve  stock 01", ropes with   them 'for   ballast  the loss of the   three   lines   will-not,  however, be ��������� irreparable^    .Meanwhile  they had, thrown,. out   sev.era):. ballast  bags.,,.,A few'moment^ Jiad only passed  since the   tinie, -'-.exactly ,85 /minute's  after,-1; at which, 'the start   was made,  and the balloon 'was now' seen . mo'.vihg  exactly as Andree had wished over the  flat peninsula, Hollaendernaes, toward  the North.   It is true that at-the north,  end of the Smeerenburg-sound a southwesterly'air current   caught: it   again  and apparently   drove  it;'.toward-   the  craggy, cliff,' of . Vogelsang,   but   with  shaded eyes wo could . perceive  it sail  a few yards.-; above,:' this , clangor .point  died the following;morning.' The .'proprietor ol. the sYilooii who .-carried Mr.  .Lincoln from the. theatre->nbsequeritly  informed me that John Wilkes/iBootb  had spent a fow moment's in" his place  just; before tlie close of'the second, act  of the phi v. While there he drank  nearly a glassful o! brandy." : .-���������">'.  .������������������' The assassin, in .this..instance' was  John'. Wilkes Booth, .who.- having, fortified ." himself with ".brandy,.committed'  the cowardly...act which robbed the;  United/States of'���������; its. great;' President,,  who, with a single, dash , of his pen,'  liberated from the. bondage of ' slavery  upwards of 4,000,000 of human' beings,  an act of statesmanship: the equal of  which no other.country ever,witnessed.  VH  "trf1  im,  >hl  Ot  g/^V^V^r^.w^jjj  and proof ed completely free at'  once more directed north "It Was-  cisely 80'clock when tlie balloon  appeared on the northern horizon.  list  pre-  dis-  ���������.-'        The Wonder of the Age.  :     '  .'Dear Sirs,���������I must/honestly, say. J  have tried your ..valuable ''medicine'  B.B.B, for .the-disease called the prairie  itch, nnd have, found' this remedy to bo  the wonder of the.'.'i-ge:- T /.tool): ��������� only  three bottles'a nd io my groat satisfaction was completely cured. lean highly recommend it to nil who sjuffcr from,  any skin disease or impurity of >tlie  blood.        ...    ' ',,      ..'���������-.,:."��������� . .,'.-  ' ,.-. Haroli'i Dix,        '"'��������� ���������"'���������"  '"���������:'"'   dint Portage',-'Oni."  KOl'S 1M  ;Eye/Witness^;' of :;the; Event"  Hooley' Tlleatre;, lasMngton  ,;;      in! April 1865.;   :  HEf ' TARIFF V RULING.  m  this circle   was .still, further reduced.  At last the lashings, were sccared  to  the  last bolt,  and  the balloon swung  " some two metres -from the ground. ,T  helped  Strindberg   to fix the pigeon.  1   cages above   jihe car,   where also the  food supply is stored." The cook carefully stowed; in   a   small   barrel   the  dinner which would be the first to be  eaten'aloft/   Fraenkel brought   up ���������a  few glasses of beer lor immediate  use.  ' The car was quickly, put in order.supcr-  'fluous ballast bags  were scrvered from  their fastenings, several of. them being  placed in the car for preliminary  use.  '.'.'. From the  west   side   of   the   balloon  '. waved the Swedish colors, and   beside  . them a white silk,flag adorned with   a  blue anchor,"the   happily   conceived,  and,it may be hoped,luck-bringing'gift  of a. lady..     Immediately   under   the  balloon was fastened .diagonally a bamboo, to vvhich sail-like wings were   at-  ' tached on either side!     By   means ' of  vopes the aeronauts   can ,'rriunipulate  these sails from the car'..''   Shortly ' before 2.80 Andree was  quile   ready   for  the journey.   Heartily' shaking ' hands  with those'asseniblcd  in  the   balloon-  house, and nodding to  the   astonished  trappers who. stood   watching,   he   addressed   warm,   deeply-felt   words   of  f-hnnks to all   those   whose   hands   he  could not rcach,owing to thdirinabilitv  to leave their post.    With sturdy handshakes Fraenkel  and   Strindberg'  also  took thcirleavo.   Strindberg -appeared  to be deeply moved,   and , indeed   the  solemnity of the moment impressed-all  spectators;   Then Andree called nloiid,  "Fraenkel i     Strindberg?"      Standing  in'the. car, the throe severed .the   thin  ropes holding them,  Andree. counting  one, two, three.    At tluoe the hist cord  . blinding them to the 'flour ol the' tower  fell, n way.  Proudly and majestically the balloon  rose, passing directly, through'the open  northern portion of its former dwelling. Andree gazed-with '-'happy. ...confidence, on.those who remained behind,-  and then, he and his comrades waving  their caps, he cried out, "Greetings at  home to Sweden." Those who had- a  'photographing apparatus'took yet another snap-shot. Turning to the shore,  we all saw.the balloon floating some  1K1 feet above, the water. .A . moment  of intense anxiety followed, for the  balloon was driving right .onto a jutting  prominence of rock on the east side of  Smcerenburg Sound and threatened to  collide with it. Suddenly, however, a  gust  of wind  coming  through    tho  The recent assassinationsin   Europe  of prominent personages..have,.brought  hack to. many the recollection   of. the  assassination   of; Presidents ' Lincoln  and Garfied.- :,-In a recent issue of  the  New York  Sun' there   have   appeared  letters iisking if there were not   many  people still living who, saw   Abraham  Lincoln assassinated, and have   revealed the whereabouts, of several: '..Among  them is James 2v Mill's,   of ...Brooklyn,.  "I was born in Brooklyn in 1845," said  Mr. Mills'recchtly, "so that at the' outbreak of the war I'.was under ,10 'years  ;6f age.-   I' wanted, te go;t6the front :'as  a.drummer boy, but when Fapplied to.  the,'officers..of��������� a 'regiment:, called , the  'Brooklyn Phalanx,'  afterward  known  as'the First, Long   Island. Regiment,  ���������they'dbld meT was'too' young.   I after  wards made my  way   to   Washington;  -without my'mother's consent aiid; enlisted as a: drummer -boy'-, in TS62.   ��������� I  served in the Army of the Potomac for  three years/ and   during   the   closing  day's of the war was clerk in; the   War  Department.'" Oh the night of .the" assassination of President Lincoln  I   attended the theatre to.see.Laura Ke.eiie  in 'Our American Cousin.' The theatre  was packed.   There must   have- been  2,000 people in the   house,   every   one  desirous of seeing' the   President  and  General Graiit,who,were expected to be  present.   After the. President took   bis  seat in the box and the cheering ceased,  the crowd was absolutely still.   I   can  only account for their' silence by' the  fact that it was a cosmopolitan  crowd,  representing   about' 'every . regiment  located near Washington,  and including'travellers from every Statp in   the  Union.   Gen. Grant did not attend, and  Mr. Lincoln, accompanied by Mrs. Lincoln and Colnel Bathbone, of the United  States army, niade up   the Presidental  party.   Thoy occupied   the   righthand  box on the dress circle.   The third act  of the   play   had', begun,   and 'Harry  iTawk,tim actor in the   company,' had  just appeared on the   stage,   from   the  left, when there was the   report   of  a  pistol shot.   'Looking over at the. President's box, I saw a man  standing  and  gesticulating at   the   occupants;.    An  instant-later the man jumped from,the  box. to the stage, turned;(looked at the  audience, and then  disappeared.:.   He  muttered, something as he   looked   at  the audience, but! have   never   been  able to recall just what, he said.     .Instantly .the-audience arose us if  spellbound, the whisperings of a   moment  before became a   roar  of   voices,   and  when it had dawned upon the audience  that the .President had been assassinated, tho confusion was indescribable.   I  made my way .to the head of the stairs  as-quickly ns the crowded condition of  the house would permit, and,   passing  out into Tenth street, gave   the   alarm  to the provost guards.     Those-guards,  by   the   way,   were- stationed   at   all  theatres    for   examine, the   passes of  soldiers in uniform w  o   were   in   the  city after nightfall. ' The guard Isnoke  to ran around to the. alley   entrance  of  the theatre on F street and entered tin;  backdoor.    I returned to the   front   of  the thealro nnd made my ' way   to  liie  dress, circle,and to the box of the Presidental p..rty just as. Mr. 'Lincoln   was  being carried out. on tho   shoulders  .of  two men.    One of these,  was   the   pro-,  prietor   of   a   sald'in     adjoining    the  theatre.    He was in his shirt 'sleeves,  the head of Mr. Lincoln'resting on  his  shoulder and the blood trickling   down  the sleeves and the buck of  his   shirt.  The President was carried down   stairs !  anil across the street into   Mrs.  Tetci-j  son's boarding house, dir c(.|y. oppusitei  the lln-atre.    As Airs. Lincoln . was.   foi":  the moment without an eSt'ort, I jeii'tiv I  grasped her arm and led her  from   ti.e!  box.    She was nearly hysterical, crying j'  nnd sulduin,' bitterly.    Wo followed the i.  Minister of,,- Custprrls   Will,' Recornmencl  a Chang-e to  the Council.  '; The. minister of customs has reached  an^' important decision  which   he' will  recommend, to  tlio council-."'.for ..adoption.   It will be a change in .the preferential tariff to allowjgoods  from any,  countries, coming under our reciprocal:  schedule of duties, to ship, say by the  English ports. /At  present' thousands  of dollars' worth of -French goods come  to Canada 'by way/of Liverpool; "and,  according, to' the   terms  of the tarifT  adopted Jastsession, the full duty must  be paid, because it is made a condition  that 'goods..--must  he shipped, direct.'  The change', will have  to be made by.  an order-in-counoil. and is one'\. which,  will satisfy. Canadian  merchants  and,  importers', 'j-''.-/','������������������������������������;���������        ;,. ���������' ,/c   "';���������;���������".  ,' The,Hon..;B. W. Scott,- secretary  of  state,   is   one member, of: the govGrn-  men't who/has ^tuckiclosC: to, his; de-  partni wit- and d n ti es  all  thro ugh. - the  surtvmor, and hass at one time' and -another administered.- almost 'the  entire,  service.-   lao-.is. off -to-day. for ,a few'  days' -rest/. There' is' a, council' to-day  finishingiiip departmontai rputine.' .;'.',  ' Have in "stock..or cut to order on short'notice, all kinds,of  Rough and  Dressed Lumber. "'Dimension sttiff up to 46-feet long. *;     ���������' ",  KILN DRIED LUMBER AND nlOULDiNGS; EQUAL TO ANY IMPORTED.  ; A large.stock;of ali:kihds of-BUiLDERS'' SUPPLIES suable to the; local  trad^;'now. on.'���������hand, including $\]_f\ DRIED Flooring, .Rustic ghiplap,  Rebated Doorjambs,,Plowed Pulley Styles.'Square ahd'J'Ioulded Casing, Plain  and. Moulded Base,' V Joint: Ceiling, Beaded/Wainscoting; also a great  variety of Mouldings, including.Crown; Bed,.Boelection,'.'Wainscote Caping.;  Cornice:and Sprung Moulds, as well as'a variety of,Cove, Quarter and ' Half  Rounds,6. G. andSquare Stops, Parting Beads, ���������< Square and Beaded Balusters,  Roof Rolls���������Grpuiids,. and all kinds.of finishing materials.: '���������      ;,';",   ;'"'.;���������.  HAVING LATELYRECEIVED A' CAR LOAD OF     "::;     '    ':   /  ,  / ��������� IN'AGREAT VARIETY OF STYLESAND SIZES.-' ��������� ;;       ,..';; ���������':  I am now able, to supply tlie public without delay, with anything in this line,  of a first-class quality, and- at rock bottom'prices.-   . ���������   . .'.������������������'���������' ��������� "  . ALSO. A VARIETY OF TURNINGS, BRACKETS, SC.  Newel'Posts,/Turned Balusters,'Verandah. Truss and other Fancy Brackets,  Table. Legs (morticed), Corner .and. Plinth Blocks, Turned Stool Tops, &c.  :  ,,'Also in stock some of, the';-best Shingles manufactured..     " "..  .An, inspection of my stock is requested. ���������/"���������''     /;,:/.:'.  ;,,';'';;^.',;;,' 'V:y.V''/���������,:���������;  ; Don'tiorget ourCKEflF FUEL.;  Short Slabs,$'.25, cart'load.deliveredi  R:E.Paliiier,;B.^.^-Sc;  PKOViNCIAl, Lanp Survbyoe,      ,/  .";.'������������������ .  Sandon.  Agents-^Rand &' Wallbridjje. ���������.  M.L. G-rimmett, L.L.B.  :Babeistee,    SoiriciTdR,.  Notary  ���������".'���������.,.'        Poi'LIC, Eic.        .  ;Sandoh, : B. Q.   ���������;' ;; ":  -iaveS'  :C&  J. J. Godfrey." ���������       W. J. Bowser, L.L.B.'  :r F.L.-Christie, L.L.b;j.   '.";'  Bowser,  Crodfrey'  ���������;       ,    '   & Ghristie,  B.AimisTKiis, Soucitoks, Etc..  Saiidon, B. O. /.    Vancouver, B. C.  ..   Manufacturers and Dealers,'in,  ;��������� '���������   'stoves; / '';���������;./.'.; ���������;'' ���������'...';;-'.  .'/���������FURkIceS ;'/,;- ,;//    .--:-;-'i-.:.  '���������';;' pieced: tinware'';,,; '''v  '��������� copperware-.:;;:;  -.,    ';,  ��������� ;';'; galvakkei; IRONWARE  .;,'/,, ; ATR PIPES' :,-.V/'":.':-''A"';;;. ���������.;  ,'��������� ,' FANS' ,.:''':V ������������������'"��������� -    - /';-',,; ',.'���������;''��������� '  Mning Work a Specialty,,  ,���������/-'.;;;   ,;, -'--sandon, b. g.  -BANK ���������oOF.;:'^';;-;.^::;:-'--  BRITISS ; NORTE AMERICAN  ESTABtlSUEB IN 1830.:,   ,  Incoi-poratud by Royal 'Cii-AKTER in ism.'.'  Paid-up Capital..  Reserve Fund.....  ...84,866,666:  ...-Si,338,333  KM DRIED COAST MBER  Flooring, Siding, Wide Clear Fir. and Cedar, Wainscoting, Ceilings; ���������  Mouldings,-Moulded Casings, Finishing/Lumber; Brackets, Lath,  Shingles, etc., etc.   /.: .:','���������-' .''���������������������������.;        ./,-���������'  /.'���������;���������;v';;;;''.''"-::'- ''���������.' '���������.-;:������ " ���������";." ;���������''      ���������',���������'. "''" ':/.';"';; '/'"���������. '^ .-  Entire bills of Finishing''Lumber-.furnished.       ���������  ;g-.       'Orderstaken for Sash, Store Fronts, Bars, Refrigerators, '  '���������'��������� ",     Storeand Office Fixtures, and Fire-proof Safes..' ; ���������'���������'��������� '.'.:.  . FACTORY AND ,YAHD NEXT TO ELKCTKIO Pp-WKR-HOUSE, / : S ANDON.  on the Cody road arc now, preparing  for business';' andin a few days will be  rea*dy to fill all prdersTor '���������"   ���������  ;. -.'"','   EXTA FINE 'LAGER BEER,  ��������� '        PORTER ant). BOTTLED BEER,  Drej^erf& Hoffineier.  .    L'ONi)Ox.O'rFiCE-3.'ClementsLahe.'       ���������  ��������� i.Omlj,ird,St!'ee[,E. 0.:,      -.'  '-."-;  .    ���������;    COURT OP DIHKCTORS.'".' ��������� '���������'  .I.H.Brodio \   ,    . E.AHo'nre   .   '' '  John James Cater       --,,   H. J. R. Kendall    /  Gaspard Fairer J. j. KinSsford:  HenryR. Farrer - ��������� Frederic Dubbock  Richard H. Glyn ���������     Geo. D.: Whatman  ���������     . oecrelary���������A. G. Wallls./  e������  ^kbs������bB&.  The undersigned begs to .inform the ladiesof Sandon: and vicinity that she  has opened a; new Ladies Furnishing Store in Sandon. ��������� ��������� '-.,.-. .    .,', ~i'r.  Head Office in Caxada���������3t.^,7'ames St. ./'  ontreal., ���������.'  H. Stikemak, Geiveral Manager."''   ,'  J. EursLY, Inspector..  '..' ' ,    BRANCHES IN CANADA;"-��������� '/,��������� ;,'"  London /.��������� Kingston /;'Haiifax.N. S./  Branlford   ,:<?     Ottawa Rossiand, B. C.  Paris        . Montreal .'Sandon, B.C.  Hamilton Quebec Victoria,' B.C!  Toronto ������������������     .    .8t.John,N.B.Vancouver,Ko''  1.miericton.N.B.Winnipeg, ��������� Brandon, Man.'  Juislo, B.C.   Trail, B.C.'  Slocan City, B.C."  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES,' ETC/.:.  ���������i.ii.ti.ri.<:.<.<:   T ^^..Vork^-52. Walt Street-W. Lawson. di  J.C.Welsh.  San Francisco-12-1 Saiisorii. St.���������H. M. I.  McMichael and J. R. Ambrose..^ ..;  London Bankers���������The Bank of England-  Messrs. Glyn & Co.    ���������-���������'������������������ ������������������������������������'.:���������'���������-   '.-��������� - .    .���������-    ���������-������^-:-'.,-  Foreign Agents���������Liverpool���������Bank ofljiver-'  pool... Scptlnnd���������National Bank,ot Scotland,  Limited,    and; branches. :     Ireland ��������� Provincial, Bank   of 'Ireland,.   Limited,   'and'  brancues;'   National  Bank/Limited,   and '  branches.   Australia���������Union Bank of Australia, Limited.   New Zealand���������Union  Bank  of. Australia.  Limited.    India,  China    and  Japan���������Mercantile Bank of India,. Limited: "  Agra Bank, Limited..  West Indies���������Colonial:  Bank.   Paris���������Messrs. Marcuard, ^Krauss   et"'.  Oie.   Lvons���������CredifLyonnals.   w   i  :';;.'-;,"/' //GEORGE KYDD, Manager, ^;;V//  ���������;���������;������������������'",::''.  ��������� -'-.  ���������.',..-.    Sandon, B. C.  '���������  : Thoy Do Good, Work.  The following-letter tells what people  think,nhout.Laxa Liver,Pills :"������������������������������������ /..  .Dkar.Sirs,���������I gladly "'testify to ; the  virtues of-Laxa's Liver,Pills. ;I used  to be trd'ntiled with severe headaches'  and constipation for a long time, and  took, these pills hoping for a cure, and  my hopes were rapidly fulfilled. I  have found them a������������������ never'., failing, remedy ;and  heartly, recommend   them.  '..'."��������� Signed,., Miss S. Lawsou,      '  ���������  . Moncton, .iST .B:  THE COAL MIKERS' STRIKE.  Call, for a  Delegate Convention of Mine  .Workers : Issued. '������������������-...  District; President /Dolan,' of the  United .Mine Workers, returned from  Columbus fit 7 o'clock this-morning,  and went at ;once to headquarters,  where he held a consultation with the  other district officials. When the conference closed,' it call was issued for a  delegate convention to. bo held in'  Pittsburg;Tuesday, to consider the Columbus propodtioii.-'' The call advises  thb delegates to come uuinstrudted.  Meetings will he held all .'over the district; on Monday to elect deleg.it^s^and  discuss the situation. ,       .    .  It is believed' that'the general sentiment will bo to accept the terms and  go to work and aw-iit I'tnother advance  in -January, -which is assured .if the  uniformitv agreement is accepted by  9? per cent ol. the operators. Some of  the miners favor, a continuance of th.e  strike'-for the Oil-cent rate, but they  will likely be convinced by the more  conservative nieii flint the terms areas  satisfactory as can bo, -expected lit the  present time. ���������     . '  will make, her stock most complete, in all: departments.    Styles in every line the  very latest ��������� goods the very, best, and. prices the.very lowest. ,';"-'"���������;':' ...  Shop three xloors westfrom Sahdbh Hotel... : /.-.-.���������' .; ;'::'.  ;���������. '' .    '-  Are you in poor health ?  . i Is your blood sluggish; impure and  poisoned from/the effects;of bad blood '?  While.the life stream is reeking with  impurities. You cannot be--healthy,  good looking and strong without dining  at the Filbert Hotel.   ������������������  '���������;:������������������ -'/'  .'/;,-  ���������Kooms furnished most elegantly. .  ���������Rates,������3.00 per day.  .::;'.;:';..;;.'';..;  ;; ������������������ ;*;//-   .   ;;:'-'; Opposite   postoffice. :��������� /  ::i ;: NELSON S FORT SHEPP/iRDRY-  --.RAILWAYS  ������������������   ���������   .'���������'*���������  THE ONLY/ROUTE to TH AIL CREEE  andthemineri-a districts of the Colville Res-  ���������,-.'��������� ei-vation. Nelson, Kaslo, Kootenay     :. ���������������������������'  Lake and Slocan points/  -./;/;  -; DAILY; EXCEPT; SCTXDAY, : RETWEEJT; / f :  SPOKa.KE,ROSSLAND AND NELSON^ ������������������  LEAVE' .--���������.':',     <'/��������� -'-:��������� /''  -'abkive',-:/  10.00 a.m...-.....;.nossland....;....S.40 p.m.'-  ���������|.10 a.m.......v...Nelson..........fl.00'p.m.:  -  ,  .S.00a.m.....:.....Spokane..........G.00.p.m.    :.  No change of cars betweeh'Sp'okane and;:  ;���������������������������'��������� ----- /-..;-��������� /: ..dJdssiand.;,;l;;;;;;;; ^';,.-;' ���������;.;:  , , Close conneotlons at Nelson with steamer's  for Kaslo and all Kootenay lakepoints..'/.  Passengers for.Kettle river: and-Boundary .  creek connect at Marcus with stage daily...      ;���������  AGENTS FOR GURNEY'S  STOVES ftND RANGES.  1s������������������cbiip'  Or have you'palpitation,   tlnoDbing or  irregular beating, dizziness, short breath,  smothering or choking sensation, pain in  the breast or heart.    If so, your heart is  I affected   and will   in   turn   affect  your  I nerves,  causing nervousness, sleepless-  i  bess,  morbid anxious feeling,   debility.  Pair's  .O'  We have eveiy  ^  facility for ^T  tiimino-out the   \y  '.:. ^ .' ^  best .Miniiig and ^>  Commercial ^  ���������Work that can.    &L  " ^ '   ^  be executed.      .^  r.,..rt _, ��������� <I/^  IDRTHERN  I      PfiCJEiC RAILWAY.  Solid Vestibule Trains.  Modern Equipment.  to Tacoma', Seattle,  Victoria, Vancouver, Portland, and California Points.      ,  St. Paul, St. Louis,   Chicago,' New:.  York, Boston, arid all Points .East,  also,  European S. S. tickets.^ //   '/  TIME    SCHEDULE.  No. 1. West  No. 2. Hast  Dep'art  Depart  10.55 p.m.  7.09a.m;  .. For . -information, time-cards,   maps  and  tickets, call on  or write F.-D. GIBBS, general  agent, Spokane, Wash. ; or A, D. Charlton,  assistant passenger agent, No. 255 Morrison '  street, corner Third,l'Portland, Oregon.  ������������������-���������<*35.?������������Jf  ~m  m $  Orders taken for Printing  at  Cliffe's Bookstore-  will receive prompt  attention.  &  AHt������  Cure all these complaints by regulating  nion as they carried Mr. Lincoln across i the heart's action and building up .the  tho street. He was phlcerl on a bed in j nervous and muscular system to perfect  a room on the ground floor,   where   he |   health and strength.    Price 60c. per bos  1   or 6 boxes for $2.50.   At all druggists.  Hardware and Granite Ware,  and all kinds of Household Fur-  nishincr Goods.  Workers in Sheet-Iron and Copper  work of all kinds.  Ifi01������lil  Kaslo and Slogan  Railway,  TJHE -C/IR'p."������������������'���������.���������������������������,"  Leave  s;00 a.m.        Kaslo      Arrive 3.50 p.m.  '    "      S.30   "       South Folk      "      3.15    ������������������'.  Spoules "      2.15     "  Whitewater      ���������'      2.00'   '" '.'/  Bear Lake       "      1.4S    "  IMcGuigan       "'     1.3S    "  Cody Junction."    . 1..12    "  Saudon      Leave 1,00, ������������������ " '  9.3G ���������  ,-������������������;���������    0.51  "     10.0,'S  '���������   10.1s  . "   lo.as  Arrive 10.50  CODY LINE.  Loave 11.00 a.m.  "     11.20   "  Sandon  Cody  Arrive ll,i5a.ra.  Leave 11.25   "  Subject to chance without notice.  Trains ruu on Pacific StiimtardTiino.  ROI1EKT IRVING,.  G. F. it P. A.  GEO. F. COPELAKO,  Superintendent.  Strictly first-chiss.  Capt. M. A. Mouiuson, Manager.  M.OURISON & McDonald, Proprietors.  Good Sample Rooms and  all other essentials of a first-class house.  jaiiafc Pacific  '  Railway     And Soo Pacific.  The Most Direct Route to all Points in  Canada, United States and Europe.  DAILY SERVICE.  Baggage cheeked   through to  destination .  ; without change.  ^^Tlie'Oulj Line "  operating tourist  cars to Toronto,. Montreal  and noston without change, also through  cars to St. Paul daily. -  Luxurious   Sleepei's   an 1   Magnificent  Dining. Can on all Trains.  Trains leave Sandon 14 o'clock, dail.-., connections with steamers for tho north,  excopt Monday; and south dally,  except Sundays.  Call on nearest ().. P. R. agent for lurther  particulars, It will save you time and money.  A. C. McABTHUR, acont, Sandon;  IT. M. Macgivgor, traveling passenger  ngi'iiv, Nelson ; Oen.M'eL.Brown., dl.-.tilc.  passenger Agout, Vancouver,  f%s  its >',*  r. i_n* ���������t^^i.ik ..7..������������������5,li,i������rS'k������ JK.jIiijji * THE MIMKGh REVIEW  SATpfib^ SEBTEMBER ^1^1897:  MOUNTAIN   ECHOES.  / The Majestic, near Sandon, .is now  on its third car. of ore.'.". ,: ���������  'Sir' Charles Tapper's Co. has bought  the Violet mine for $G2,GuO;/  Eli, Carpenter and  Peter  McNichol  have left;.-for the:.Klondyke..  ' .'; the Slocan ore shipments for July  were live times those,of last year.'  'The. K. ifcS.hnsits newJr.olling stock  ���������two fine coaches 'and 15'i'reigiit cars.  .Some  of .the surrounding hiils  are  now capped'with adate fall of tho beau-''  ;tifui.; ./���������  "'���������' ' "'.- ���������������������������;     ���������������������������������������������'���������"        '���������        - /"���������  .-. Mr. J. M. Harris .'is ask ing-for tenders  for 100 cords of .wood; tenders'to be in  by the 11th.   ,.,',/        -      - .'->  . To. the; 1st inst'; the Slocan' country  this year -shipped 33,9SS. tons of ore,  worth ^,888,017. /   ���������  All the latest hovois :it Cilia's book  store.     .���������,.'- /'/':   . ' ��������� ��������� .-.'"-,  ' .Willi paper   at Cliffe's/book   store,-  cheap. '."' .    .  Semcesat the .Methodist church to-,  morrow at '11 a.m. and 745 p'.m.^.Re-v.  A. M. Sanford. ������������������ .     r  PERSONAL   MENTION.  ������������������ We have had yery wet   weather   for  tlie'past week, with a turn for the  bet-:  ���������;:ter.on''Thtirsilay. '���������/ ''-/'..,  The Freddy,Leo has new. coijip'resser  .;'machinery noiv oh/the 0. P. R. cars  '  here awaiting reiiioval; '  Mr. and Airs. W, Bj:and O.Stratberno  have gone'on a visit to O.rillia,: Ont.   .'  ."It is'said that Lieut-Governor Dewd-  u<:'\-, when., his te'rih of office expires ill;  November next, is.li.k; ly to locate in  the Kootuuuy. where,he has -larirc. mining interests. .'. ."���������'.' ,.,'  P. burns; ilift.meat'aiagnat.e, of, the  K'ootdnny; ,'wiis in town this week fully  recovered .from bis limping, the result  of an accident at Calgary. ', '     ���������  1 Jack jYIcCuigan and'Miss McG'uigan,  Ins sister, who .'have .been visiting .at  the Payne mine, Have left for' Spokane.  ..\Iiss Fr.i.scT,'' representing the West  Minstfcr (.Eng!) Gazette,' in making' a.  tour of thii' western countrycollecting  agricultural information, slopped oil'  here a few hours on Sunday and was  . During the week tlio Star shipped G j heaiied'around town by Wr. C.J. Smith.  cars of ore ov r the C.,P. II. ;   the. Reco j While her mission has  but little to do  BIRTHS. . ;      '  'CoNitAD���������On Wednesday, the Sth iiist.',  1   ,   the'wile of P.. Conrad,, of a son. .  Sandon Ore Shipments.        '    '..-,:  The : following is alistof ore ship-  ���������me-its- over tlie ' K. & S.. from Sandon  from Sent.' 2 to' 0':   /  mine./  Payne;...,..,.'....:..-.,...  rhitii-:...:-.'...............;  'Noble.Five.-1'.; ...  Slocan Star........./ ..  Wonderful Bird ��������� -..  tons '  ...:.SWs  ,'....,.105  ......49 J  ......;..G0  PRINCE-CHARLES :, OF   DENMARK.  2, aiid'Majestic 1.'-  ,-.'..  About half'of the grading   on''the  wagon road -between New Denver and  ��������� Three Forks is completed'.. ���������  The shooting-season for several kinds  ; ;6f g me opened on the 1st, but we/have  .'not heard of any. feathers /lying in this  direction. ������������������  ��������� . ��������� ��������� ���������"  The Whitewater mine,'.Whitewater',  ��������� have put up new complete lodging.  .-;, buildings capable of holding 100 men.  -   Mr. Eaton'is a pusher. . ., ���������;-;  ,: .' McArfhur, the  lellow that'thi'itshod!  Lillian Myers, and stole her  diamond  ...ring,' has.not/turned  up yet,  and no  "one ..appears to  know   where,,  ho  has  gone.  v'"; TheTCooteniiiah says' that'.MrVO.-D.  Band  is   likely   to - locate   in   Kaslo,  though no one else- appears   to   know  ..anything about it.   ;;���������;-���������      , -/, . '..;,. ..  '���������'���������/ Work -on,, the: Piersph and Fisher  liptel. is at a stand still for the . presept  ;. pending some decision, -of the'; courts  as to the ownship of the site.  ���������The running horse, Wyafiaahbtt,''  //'owned by. Mrs. Barger,  will be raffled  for at the Waldorf Hotel, this eveting;  ���������  Saturday, Sept. 11. at 9 p.m. -   /  "������������������'���������:, Kaslo is1 hunting  for   a   j'upnlv/ of  ���������.. pure water, and. yet  it   owns   nil 'the  , litigation of the Kootenay,country, a'c-  cordihg to the tone of its papers.  ������������������ .-���������-The:Vancouver World says the local  opposition are hunting  for a Closes  to  .lead them to victory. .Hardly, yet.  ���������They'fi.rst want to find  the bullrusbes  : and the/ark.   .  . Mr..Harris has men   and   teams   at  work straightening.Sleen'n  Star   street  from the liverystable west, which will  "add much to the   appearance   of that  part of the town;  The Imperial Bank people are awaking to   the neeossity   for   securing   a:  . share of the.  Kootenay   trade.     They  have located a branch, at   Nelson,'..: and.  .are looking for other sites.  Charlotte S nith is'ursunc: the American government to send ,300 marriageable women 'to the Klondyke. The  Mixing Bekiew has no objection to  her going herself niid at once.   ;  D Bongard has leased the Beeo hotel  and is busy overhauling and refitting.  It . is ' reported Bobinson the late  tenant has left suddenly.for- 'the Klondyke,.with his affairs under a heav.-s  cloud.  Silver andlead are still advancing  in value. The. quotations for yesterday were : silver 53 J and lead S4.00.  These prices will warrant mining on a  more extensive scale,,eVen the obening  up of new wet ore properties.  Postmaster Atherton has a couple of  gold bricks 'he'is showinc- to friends  and wondering if it would pay him to  to go to Calgary and endeavor to sell  them to the enterprising banker t :ore  that bought one some time ago.  /The Spokesman-Boview, professes ti.  give the ��������� ore shipments of the Slocan  and it leaves out those of the Beeo.  the Woederful, the 'Stars shipments  via C. P. B.,, and several others. The  Kaslo papers make the same mistake.  Messrs. Deyer & Hoffemoier. of.  the New York Brewery, on the Cody  road, have their brewery now in, full  operation, and by the looks of things  they are going to control a large portion of the trade of other sections. The  .beverigcs are said to be the very   best.  ��������� .' Mr. Harris is likely, to occupy the  first apartment on. the ground floor  of tho Virginia block himself,,and in it  he will have with vault .and all arrangements oneof the best offices in the  ���������whole country. Miss Wilson is likely  to take his present office foramillinery  store. .   ���������  Since the arrival of Mrs.- Fitzgerald  and.family Mr. F. lias taken hold of  business with renewed vim. Tim firm  are now -manufacturing all kinds of  soft drinks on a most extensive scale  ���������with their improved machinery .and  shippintrton.il points on 'the K. <fc S.,  Slocan lake and elsewhere.   .  W. Templeton. C. JsT. Davidson, D. G.  McDougall. D. Menzies. and G. B. Maxwell, M. P.,; fill of Vancouver, aiv  making, a lour of the Kootenay. Thoy  /are looking over the ground'in the interest' of the' Victoria, Vancouver &  Eastern -B. B.. They stopped here  about an hour on their way to Kaslo.  Mary Glcen was arrested in Kaslo  ."for having'a lot of dry goods, stolen in  Nelson and clse.where,iti her possession,  she was'being escorted by a eobb |.o  Nelson for safe keeping, but jilted the  official while on the wi.y, and now as  the Yankee says, "she 'aint no whares"  ���������to be found by the officers of the law,  at least.  with mining,'-she was making enquiries as to tho solidity o'f mininir mutters  here, and -was. fiill-y.convinced   that all  was real.   ,   . ������������������ '.  AT THE   HOTELS.  H e���������, W ill Join   the    English   Navy    to  Please''-''His :,English 'Bride.       '    '  ' The l,ok.'ii Ahzeigor's . Copenhagen  er.rrespondc.'iit says that Prince Chnrles  of. Denmark, who a year" ago married  Princess .Maude,, they obliges t daughter  of the Prince of Wales, yielding to his  wife's, wishes, has at last decided -to  outer the English navy.' and . to,take up  hisresidence in -England.-.  : PBICES .OF   MAGAZINEir ;������     .;'  , The, foiiowing, .monthly magazines  :ire' always kept in stock, at Cliffe's  Bookstore :  '  ' /' [ ���������'������������������'���������. ���������'/".'"'  ���������MAGAZINE: '.-���������,"���������"���������' ������������������;.���������'-'   ������������������'.. PRICE.'���������_.'  The Young Ladies' Jourmil..;..:35 cents  /*"'.' Cosmopolitan.......'. ...���������15  ���������"������������������: ,:  ���������'.','.������������������,, A'ren'i..,.^..,;.:...,........,.:..30   '���������/-  '." ,;.' Ladies'. Home Journal......IS7, "  ���������" ���������  Canadinn..^...1....'....: .15   ���������'.',...;  ���������M'u'nse'v's'.'..........1.................-15"..-" ;���������'  l!IUllIIlllili:iIi;!llll!ii)!!liI!III!i!lllllllll!II!ill!IMIlllIII[IIIIIIIIII  .-;���������;,. :":Laii(i:'>Surve.ye'd ;.���������;(*������������������ -;  Tlio undorsignej is ma'dnir'a. Survey ol the  Kaslo ami Slocan.Kail way I,ahtl Grant, and  will-be ready to..make Survey of, any Mining  Glaiins'alousjSIaean lake.,,  '>.,'���������".- '���������'���������;.   A. 11. HBYLAND,      .  Ib.tel Siuidoii���������-F. 'J. Shendon, ;Tor-  o:uo; Mrs: S. Bbsforth, Bosslnnd ; J. F.  ronnian, Vancouver ; J. Shendon, Fort  Steele; L'.'Alexander, Supt..B.,E. Lee,;  J,'McAvby, Ottawa; F.F.FowIcr, Sloean  City ; -,[. Sh (ford:, ..Lawrehc'c ; B. Holi-  tiian/B,' Hoffman; Laurier; B. Coghla,n,:  ,1'lCumming, Kaslo; T. MhBostie, G.  Bergman, Hot"Springs.;' A. PI. Stirritt,  Silveiton; J. B. Wood, Lunenburg; A.  G. Brown. Inverness ; H. J. Wake, INew  Di-nver; B-; E. Palmer, Winnipeg; A.  \VI Hiil'oy, Nakusp ; J. Stewart; Mono-,  ton. ���������:-.' l..  Black's���������S. Katz, Mrs. ,T. Goodhue,  W..'ll.Grahii'i)i,,, Spokane ; H. Barton,  P. Burns,M. P. Thompson, Nelson; H.  ^Kennedy, Gaft; A.B. McKinley, H..H.  Dawson, Toronto; B. Rogers, D. Chris-  'c'lan, Montreal; L/Devanporf; Trail;  ���������T. \V. Thomas. Sturgiss;; H. Brust.on',-  Hossland ; ��������� V- T. St. G*eorge, Victoria ;  J. C. Conlin, Toronto; A. F.\ Wedde-  comb," J. A. Wood, C. O. Boss, D,,W...  ..vrooi', P. A.''. McPhee, C. J. Knapp,;  Kaslo;.. B-'D. 'Greekdiloff, Mrs. . C. A.  O'Neil, Mrs. J W. Troup, AV'al.a Walla;  \V. H. McGaw, Vernon; llugh Suthiir-  ���������i.-irid,-Winnipeg.''.-  , Goodenough^-.E. Dowdney, Victoria;  H. M. Ada ins,-' Bosslnnd.; L. A. Seo,w:  don, E. J. Mathers, Kaslo; .1. li.'-Pea'rf-  son, Edin'ontoii';-' li. E. 'Beimh-y, H. M.  Ellis, H. W. Finch, Ct.'F; Carson, Net-'  son ; A. J. Hallyner, Vancouver;, E..D.  Carter, .Spokane; F. J. Lendrum and  wife, Ainsworth. .-'.,"''". ���������  Mr  liitef  Proof From the People.-  mi. ibissiona'rv foi"  the  -.";-:S!:<.n'-l..iji.-!jurite.Ci . Algoma, and  North west;' 11 o ' writes':-^-'-! -;::wi^h .to  say that Dr; Fowler's Extract: of' Wild  rftrawb'err.v lias-been to me si' wonderful, soothing, speedy aiid ������������������effectual 'remedy, ll h.-is Iwx.'ii'.iwy CGnipanion ; ior  severalyeaiv. during the labors and' ex-,  ipniifes of. my tiiia'sioiiary 'work.-in  (tlgoma:; Well it.is for old and young  to have/it in store against .the' time of  need.'- which so often ��������� comes without'  warning.   :'���������''���������:!' / ,    /  Geo. Buskin,��������� Missionary,'/.  Toronto;*On'tv /.:���������  Application for Liquor License  Notice'Is hereby 'given that 30 days Irotii  dato.the uuilersignedwill apply to the Stipen-,  diary Mug'lstvnte'ol West. Kootenay, ior a  linenseto sell liquor bv retnll-,: at hotel at Ten  Mile, aboat 1(1 miles irom Kaslo oii'tho K-.it S.  ���������Railway. ���������''   ^ ...���������;,; , ..-, -\.  August'1st.     ��������� ' ��������� '���������',.": ,   - '.-��������� ���������''-.''.  .���������������������������;������������������   .It,  A..CAJ1I2U0N.  . '������������������:  Transfer oi Liquor License,  Notice Is hereby given! hat the undersigned  nttlje r-xplriitlon oi ."udays from date will  apply for n transfer liquor license, lor the  Waldorf Hotel, at Sandon,'.Irom myself.-to  Katie linri;������r. .'���������'���������;���������  To the Stipendiary .'Magistrate of West ��������� Koot-'  .cniiy:  ���������     '.,,������������������"' ,' Jf C,:-:WILUAMS?!'   .  Hag-yard's Yellow Oil..  .'.-������������������ i - -   ' / -  .The gro".t p:tin cure;' Used, externally eurr-s rlieumatism.swellings, spraiiis,  braises, stiffness-, pain and soreness., of  every description. "Internally' used it  cures croup, colds,'..sore:throat,, hoarse--  ness, asthma, bronchitis, quinsy, etc.  Price 25c., all druggists. ������:, '"  DissoIutioD of Parliiprsiiip.  Notice Is-lieniby'pl'von that Hie .-'riartnor-  ship heretofore existing between, the unrter-  sitrneU as the proprietors; and keepers of the  White House Flor-cl, in Sandon, has this day  been dissolved by;nnitual consent, William  Klelnberg and Joseph Levinson retiring from  said partnership. :  /        ,-..- <:   .  Edward ltoss will carry on the business, and  wi'l collcctall debts owing said partneiship  and pay all accounts owing by said partnership., ,     /.-        ���������:; .���������"/,..������������������'"   ,,'//���������/���������/  Dated this 10th day of Aiignst, 1S97. "'.  "WM. KLraNBEJi.0.''/���������'; "  ;'-.     * '/:     . e. kcss. :/\ .,.''..'/���������/.���������  JOSKPir LEVINSON.:/  Mining and Stack Brokers. "  "      /SOI.E AGENTS FOE SALE OF TBBASUBy STOCK.  S*\r**\f.S*^fS*\j.  ' ��������� I.am in ,t. better position, than ever  to meet your'���������wants;-    ���������", ���������'���������  Do; You Want a timepiece ?  Canada Arming,  . The,New York Time in a reee.nts'  issue said-: A Quebec ooTcs/iondent  informs'a"Boston papev that, the Dominion authorities, apparently ��������� anticipate-trouble of, a serious kind with  somebody or other, and that they are  making in many places on an extensive scale and in .obvious' haste what  looks cxtrem ely like preparations for  war. Tiiis, he admits, may be mere'y  th"t.: occupation for peaceful days  whose wisdom has , been commended  by Theodore liobsevelt, George Wash-'  ingt-du, Quintus Hcratius Flacoas, and  other worthias. but the correopsndent  is disposed, to think that-"'the sudden  activity is tlie result of what are deemed urgent and definite contingencies.  He has, according ; to the dispatch,  gained entrance recently to the several  armories, stores, and m-gaziiits in -and  around Quebec, and was "quite amazed" by the quantity of new ordinances  and ammunition which has now-'replaced, the .obsolete weapons aud cartridge's that have, cumbered these places  since. 1870. '.l"ne stacks, of old sniders  have disappeared to make room., for  enough Lee-Enfield rifles to arm the  wnokl Canadian militia, and in, the  citedal milions oi' smokeless powder  cartridges lire piled up ready for.quick  distribution. Six batteries of 12-pound-  ��������� er.breech-loading held guns have also  arrived, and .could -be sent at once  wherever needed, and with-theni is a  pretty gathering of Muxim-NGrdenfeldt'  quick-firing guns. Almos" every,  steamer, this terrilying person deoUrcs,  brings an addition to the stock of war  material, and tho Superintendent of  the citadel keeps a (orin'an and a dozen  subordinates bmy receiving r.nd issuing it. Possibly there is some foundation in ff.ct for these statements, but  it is not the sort of inl'i-rmatioii that, is  to be intrusted, to men whose business  it. is to tell what they hear. Ths cbr-  re;,pondent tries to connect what be  has learned���������or guessed at���������with tlie  sealing question and the Klondyke  discoveries hut these are ludicrously'  insignificant when set alonside of tlie  vision'of a war between England and  United States. ''  Surprise   Party.  J. . McCorvey1, was before .lustiees  Sandilands and Lilly on Thursday.  charged with breaking in Mr. J. S.  Eeeder's door at ThreeForks, and striking Mrs. Eeeder. He was lined $20  for the assault   and  ������10,   which   with  '"costs'amoumed to over $40. He paid  the amount mid threatened  to appeal  ��������� which the justices told him he could  do. I  On Thursday evening some 40 people  gathered at Silencer's hall at tlie hour  of 0 o'clock, by invitati'/n of. a committee of ladies of the. Methodist  church.' From there they wended  their way to the residence of .Mr. and  Mrs. J. A. Smith and completely took  them by surprise, they never had the  least intimation previously, of what  was to befall them. As Mrs. Smith  and .family arc- about to leave our  midst, and being assiduous workers in  tho. Methodist church, the ladies  adopted', this -mode of bidding  farewell, showing the high esti'm .tion  and the. value of their services. A very  pleasant time was spent by all, not forgetting the lunch.  ���������MINING.' RE COEDS.  Recorded   at  Mew Dpnver. ���������  LOCATIONS.  'A us!  31��������� C'lenwood. Slocan Luke'; A .TCFiui-  quler; Camp Lod^e,Wil.son,"ClinsM.Hrewster;'  Knstei n Township, same, Geo I, McVichoi.  S-'.'l������t. l���������ifonii Fraction, Carpenter, John S  Parker; lJlaIo.CurpenIer;.Gli.'irlottHenderson;  AIKdi'e,.! S, II L Arnold; I,nlu .Fraction, Noble  Kive ^fountain. .1 (1 ."UeGuisran.  ���������Sept 2��������� Empress. Wilson, O Lenrieur; Proin,  Carpenler, Kmll TTemdriekson; Dump Frau-  t.on, jM'.fiuigan creek. M.I Swconv.  ���������������������������SeptS���������Skylark..New Denver, Wm Baker;'  Helolse, Vour JMilri'.'W & ITorton, Little Tiny  Fraction, LastChanee Mountain,. I as Lathom;  Aliens Fraction,'Galena Farm, A��������� "P'.Jto-  DoaalU. . .: ' ,'      ' '    ���������' '  Soptmnber 1���������Delaware, Dardanelles basin.  Tlieo Peiekan; Snowslonn, Carpenter, T) 3T  1'ionsard; Dominol, Wilson, Geo, Jl. Hubbell;  ilondn Kraction, XoblePive Mountain, AV W  \\:arner.v -  SsptV���������Nelly liae, New Denver,Thos M Uae  and Gordon SuLlK-rlaiid. ���������  ,/ASSESSIIKXTS.   "' .:-', -.  AufjSI���������Kootenaian, Lone Star Ifraetion.  Sept. 1���������Surprise Extension, Blizzard, Ulue'  Jay. Starlight l>'r ic.tiou'. Silver Cord, JJttle  Widow Fraction, Food No 2, Ulue Grouse  Extension.        :',    Sept;)���������Prodenspfold, Bolder, Ilanshoe, Boa-  bali; Lone Lake, Itod Gauntlet, Lost Lake,  Eagles Nesl. ICnasind, Bryan..  S'eiitl���������Ne-ilectecl, Silver Moon ,Vyner..  j'.'pt 7���������Aiuerlean Girl. Washiinrion Frae-  tlnu, Kokanee, Stormount, Xnomn, Allegasli,  Prince Alexander. . .  TKANSFFPS..  Aus -"��������� Forest Fire. 1-2, Win A YanTassell to  Ji^le. Helena Ncllson,.ruly5,������1.  Au',' 2S���������Arneriean Bov.Sebastian Haas and  Eugene Dcnzul to The American Hoy JI &.JM  C'o,.hiue22,Sl. , .',-������������������  Joker Fraotion, Robert Liinslll toNVm Coila-  iin.ii, Aug2, SI.  Aug oil���������Ulaok Xnal Ii'metion, 1-3, Joseph A  Otto Io FHLauntz, Aug 20, SI.  Omego Fraction, Thos J Danahue to Jethro  A Smil.h, Aug 27, $1.  Braid. Julius Kiser and Win Braic to Iteg-  nnld Slrangeway, July U.SI., ,.  AujrSl���������Suilaiia, CM' Cooper Coles to Chas  C Uiisadall.'OetlS, SI.  Iron Mask, J AMeDonell to Chas S Ilash-  rtall.Oct 12, SI,  ..Kootfcualnn, Frank M O'Brien to Wisconsin  .Oonsolid.-ited .Mines, Ltd, Aug 18.$!.  Sept.2���������Sincher, 1-8, Sinc.her Fraction, 7-X  Geo W Hughes to AlIrcdW.MeCane, Ana 21,SI.'  SeptD-rDIxe .tluminer, 1-a; Philip .1 Hickoy  to Wm 1-1 Yawkey, Sei)l2,S2,.T00..  Km porium, 1-ti, J D Fa; rell toW n .Yawkey,  sept 2, ������200.  hushee. Roulette, Moantain Lilly, Xueky  Move and Rebound, Hector A Pvoss, Thos  Wall and Daniel .Mcltae to John Valliiuce,  Oct,",, $i.    .    .  Kasa, P J Hickoy to Sunshine Mining Co,  Sc|)f2,$l.. .���������        ���������    ,    . ���������  Emporium Fraction: 1-:!, J P Hicfcey. to J D  Fanvl,Sept2, $).  Dixie Hum mer,l:2,P J Hlckey to D J 'Parrel,  Sept.2, $2,r)0(). ���������       ...   ���������..,.'  Cross Poads, I) It, MuLeunto'SK Green,  Feb is, $|.  Fidelity, l-.l, F L Hyron to L F Holtz, Sept, 3.  Cracker .lack, 1-2, I, K. Holts', to F L Byron;  Su>l-:i.  Cracker .lack, 1-2, L F Holly, to A SWillliim-  sun, Sep; :i. ���������  Fidelity, 1-2, F L Hyron to AS Williamson;  ���������Sc'in ;;.  Helolse, W (.) Dorlon to it Green, Sept;!.  Sept, 1���������0 p R, 1-2, Henry Hewer to Angus  MuthcHon, Aug2.  Sliver .Mooii/kEDiljar to Win Gleynn.blll  ol Kale in escrow, Sept.1. '  ScptT���������Sincher. 1-12, Geo W Hugiies to  Pi-lei- L.-n-sen, Aug.'W.  Ilreaii .'Mimiitaiii No 2, .las J[ Jf Bcncdura to  Aluerl. Poring,Septembei-7, $s.l>.  FOI; OVEIt FIFTY YKAUS.  Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, has been  used by millions ol'mothcrs for their children  while teething. II' disturbed at. night and  broken of your rest by a sick child, suflering  and crying with pain of i-ul.tint: teeth. Send  at once and get. a bottle i.l "Sirs. Winslow's  Soothing Syrup" for children teething. It.  will relieve 1 he poor little sufferer Immediately. Depend upon It, motlier.-i, there, is no  mistake about it., It, cures diarrhoea, regulates  the slotnnch and bowel", cuies Wind Colic,  sollens thegums ancl-reduceB Inflammation,  and gives lone and energy to the system.  ".Ylrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" lor children  loel.hlng.is pleasant to tlie taste and is tlie  prescription ol one of tlie oldest, arid best,  femalephysh-iarts find-'nurses .in the United  Slates. Price twenty-five cents a bottle.  Sold by all druggists throughout tho world,  licsnirctiiid ask lor "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing  Syrup."  Wanted.  Position as Bookkeeper or Saleswoman by  a young lady, having a good education , and  best, recommendations. ,..''���������������������������  Apply B.S., CLIFFE'S BOOKSTORE,  c;    Man. Wanted.    -'  For every unoccupied district, in Canada to  soil our High Grade Canadian Grown Nursery  Stock. Every tree and bush guaranteed free  from San Jose Scale. Liberal terms to part  time men. and/good wages to those giving  their entire time to the wbvk.- The demand  for good gvown and acclimated NurseryStock'  is on the'increaso. .....  '���������' Apply now anil secure good ground: ��������� All  our stock, guaranteed true to namec'r purchase  price refunded.   . .-.���������'���������. a  E..-P.'-BLACKFORD,& CO., Toronto, Ciin. '  Wanted.  Men to sell for the FouUiill Nurseries.  Over 700 acres of Cii tiadian G rown Stock. V- Wo-  import no stock Irom'the States. iFarnVors,'  l.iriwoi's' sous, implement, agents, students,  teachers, retired ministers, "energetic clerks  who wish lb make advancement���������find : the  work of selling our Hardy, Homo .Grown  Nursery Stock, pleasant, as well as profitable,  We want more such hion this.season as the  demand for our goods Is increasing owing to  the fact that we -guarantee alt our stock free  from San Jose Scale. We make contracts  with .whole or part time men. Employment  the year round. We pay both commission  and salary. Write us for our terms. Outfit  free.,      , - .-.  STONE .t WELLINGTON, Toronto,.Ont.  Grrqeeries, Hardw  Dvj GrOtids^ Olothing-Boots aiid Shoes.  WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF EVERYTHING.  ,V;" / ���������;; ,;   sa.ndojst 'and: Rossi and. '^       ,;   "v  Then take, a Hampden, Waltham  or . Elgin���������-solid ", nickel 'case ���������stem  wind and stem.setr-^.;,;-; ..,'' ���������;���������  : Beautiful'Opal.Rings Irom'$4.60,up,'  see the in and you-willbuy.-.     ���������>���������..  ��������� '," Fine   Watch-. Repairing a specialty.  All custom work kept in a firerproof  sale..:/'    ;���������." --:''./ *��������� ���������'/"��������� 'V :/': / ���������';''.-";'  At SaMonvpsslafldilelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and Three Forks.;  Sandon. ���������  Slocan City-;  Wm. K. Leighton.  A. D. WiiiriiMB  FINING OPERATORS AND BR0KER8.-  ^ornciAL obMoeers.;  IEWELLER AND OPTICIAN.  uiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiMiiiiiiii  Irl^^^^^^^^^^^^P^^^^^^^i^lil  WHEN-in 'S'flKbO'N STOP AT THE  SassS  1  1  SANDON, B. C. Eat.es S2.50 to S4.0O per day.    .',  Headquarters for Mining    '������������������'���������'���������." .***"������������������'���������'  '. '/"���������"���������-;"^���������=-f^  and Commerciiil Men. R. CUNNING-, Fkopiuetoii.  v ,-������<^*S"^'  ���������5t������  -^  *  lg&- ������srs>- <f������to" <Ss*' <������������' S^e*: ^:  PiiocTOit & McMillan Bros.  OF BALFOUR  Manufacture a first-class article in Pressed Brick ��������� they are sell-  .'ing at low figures.     Any sized order attended to promptly.   .Full  particulars from any of our agents.  Offices:   ;/;:;  /SANDON, B.O.  NANAlMOiBC/  '',' ".[,��������� - "������������������   The A.rgo.Mines of Sandon/ Ltd;-Lty;!   / "^-Ui ^-'''V:',.:"'r ���������[������������������.. '���������  ���������/;/���������"':.- ���������   ; /   The Epkanee Creek-Mining and Milling Co.,Xtd;Lty.F/;;''  WeMia* e a fine list of Prospects  and Mines for' sale"'; also several Fractional  .       //       Interestsan Developed Properties close to Sandon.     /      ;'���������'  ..',/.   /."' ���������: COEKESPONDENCE   SOLICITED.' \   ! < //���������- //''/���������-; '".���������/���������'' ',//.'  DIREGT IMPORTERS  ^/ AND WHOLESALE DEALERS I  THE "BEST BRANDS  N  OF  Kaslo  H. BYKRS.  Sandqn  E. M. SANDTLANDS.  Nelson  E. TRAVIS.  ������^i������iiiw������i������a0  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every Representation -Guaranteed.  *. ������������������ Harris  SANDON, B. C.  Everything Up-to-date  in our line.   A fine selection of Worsteds, Tweeds and Fancy Veatings.  Agents for the Dominion  Piano  and Organ  Co.  r  _ Are now receiving their stock at  their warerooms, opposite the C.P.R.v  depot. In a' few days they will be  ready for orders at rock bottom  prices.  vfWMt*  9Atl/J\l**\At*\A*')*t*\**AMlJ\0^\**^^  usmA, ������������������.������������������.,- v /  ..-���������, -.,.' ���������.���������,-. ,-  ^SiffifcjSii   .   r- ���������._ ,    C _~__.__  ._ _r��������� ������-,  -v-r-. |-r~���������-������.--n ��������� ������������������n. -, v ... ���������,P. ������>- TT.T^,rFT,-^rrnr^n-~.^. -J P^���������'������~7 -r-���������������������������"V nr >���������-^...|f if-   -n -57���������-"T -,���������' ���������~^1'  TftK?g������nl ��������� h������   '*J*        *.���������������''-- J" *i *��������� i^* * r,'.     h      . ������ I        i        J *.*���������������������������    h ���������    * * i* ���������*> . 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