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Vol. III. No. 28.
YMIR, 1$. C., SATURDAY, FEB.  6, 1904.
Price Five Oestr.
and water rates of the old hospital
($18.50 per month) appear to have
been regularly paid up to Oct, (or
which month there is no entry undpr
this heading, but in Nov. there is $89
charged to rent. This appears to
have been a 'rather heavy month, for
in addition to the big salary charge
and the heavy rental, $148.73 is
charged (or maintenance (exclusive of
drugs and equipment, fuel and light»
etc.) and $358.62 (or "new buildings."
"New buildings," in December cost
•220.37 and maintenance $160.48,
uel   and light   $46.50,  drugs and
uipoienl $39.87. The amount received from "contract patients" (that
is minera and others whose $1 per
month is deducted (or medical (eea)
variée (mm $508.20 to $174 per
month—a big margin (or this district.
The receipts (or the year, including
the Government grants already alluded
to totale- $ 6,379.30 and the disbursements allowing, (or all the extraordinary chargea made totals $5 911,46,
leaving a praßt of $467.84.
Almost every entertainment got up
in Ymir during tlr« term covered by
these figures, was in aid ot the hospital,
yet the only credit given is $10,
attributed to "other sources." Every
month's returns, as »applied the gov
eminent sets out the number of
patients "remaining in hospital." According to these there were 11 patients
IN hospital in January, 4 in Fesbruarj ■
8 in March, 10 in April, 6 in May, 6
in June, 9 in July, 8 in August, \3> in
September, 12 in October, II in
November, and 11 in December. Now
everybody knows that there was never
this «umber in the hospital. The
figures in '.he main must allude to oat
dour patients under medical treatment,
yet' the maintenance •( three
nursïs and a couple of indoor patients
lost December is said to have cost
9160.48. Th* accounts will stand
investigation. We have shown the
ollicial figures to* several parties interested in the hospital and the general
i verdict is " Mysterions."
In the old hospital, with but 4 cols,
the returns show that there wore no
les«.»Ivan 13 patients in hospital at
til« one time. All patients appear to
be treated aw intloor subjects. Tho
following is the declaration whioh the
secretary-treasurer of the Ymir Miners'
Union (who claim the exclusive right
uf tanning an. institution supported in
the-main by Government grant and
private subscription) makes «very
month in forwarding the returns :
"I "do solemnly declare that
I am the secretary-treasurer of the
Ymir General Hospital ; that the persons mmed in the foregoing statement
have been treated in the hospital fer
the number of days within the period
therein stated ; that Mnne of the said
persons ate occupying the hospital as, a
"homo," und are being kept on account
of old age, indigent circumstances, or
otherwise, or have'been allowed to re-
tanin- as knaves' for a longer period
than- is necessarily reewlred (or their
medical or surgical cafta«*1 treatment.
Ami I ma%e this solemn declaration
conscientiously believing the same to
be true, and knowing- that it is o( the
same force atod effect m if made under
oath, and by yirtue of tire" Kvidfenee
■ During the post couple of years
persons who are regular subscribers to
the Ymir Hospital in one form or
another, have applied at Thk Mirkos
office for information as to the inner
workings of the institution. We sug-
jjested that they apply to any member
of the hospital board, but were assured
that they had tried that source but
could get no satisfactory details
These gentlemen were not slow to
accuse us of negleet of duty in failing
o secure tho information aaked (or
and giving it publicity, They pointed
out then that the hospital was no
private ooncorn, inasmuch as it was
mainly supported  by  the  Provincial
• Government and private subscriptions,
with of course tho medical fees (81 per
a month) which the law sanctions to be
deducted from the pay of mine
employes'. Wc explained that we had
several times applied for the rcturm»
sought, but could never get tbeai. In
several instances .we wero promised
them later on, but patience ceases tn
lie a virtue at times, and having finally
w been point blank refused a copy of the
monthly report forwarded to the
government, there wa» no course open
« •' 'to us but tosend to Victoria for it,
and fully explain she peculiar conditions under which ear application was
made. After some interesting correspondence the returns for the past
two  years were forwarded; with  the
• intimation   that    the    statement   ns
furnished monthly by what now constitute« the hoapital board, would be
• placed at our disposal.
The figures a» supplied  make very
interesting, if mysterious, reading, and
go to explain the natural reticence or
. the board t» submit them for public
perusal. For the haM year ending
December, 1902, the Government con
tributed $889,55 towards the hospital,
contract patients are credited wilt»
$1770.95, and pay patiente $25.10—
total $2685.60. Disbursements figure
up $2320- showing a profit of $365.60
on the half years' operations, and in-
i.luding a balance charged to disburse».
itients from Nov. of $136.99, for whiel»
liiere is no olue in the November
returna. The salaries for these
months are $200 per month, awl rent
.^18.50* per month, except for De
comber when an additional $100 is
tucked1 on under salary heading.- It is
reported that 1401 patients were treated
iluring this periody but these is-noth
ing to show how many of these wef»
indoor patienta or how many merely
received medical! advice. One can
only make a blind stab at this by
looking at the figures set opposite
■maintenance" whioh range front
$117.61 to $59.34 per month. Printed
forms call for a "return of patients IX
hospital,'' under the following heads ^
■Remaining 1st .previous month.'
" Admitted' «luring the month,"
" I »isohnrged " (cured or incurable),
"Died/' "Remaining in Hospital.'1
Acconling to the returns sent to the
rinvernraent there were as many as 11
patients in the hospital during one of
these months. In the December returns for 1902, therein a Government
«runt of $639.55, and again in January, 1903, a sum of $600'55 is accredited to » the same source,- in April
$."150.55, in July $oft>..W aud in
October $650.ftC«^-tol!al Onvernment
i grant for ten months, $2,0*6; ll>.   Tho
9 V salaries up to September are- set down'
at *250  per  month',   bat ft) October
t'hey run up to $'-'94.50, and  tho fol
.4 (Wing, month te» $348.tO.    the rent
Large stock of choice   eating and
cooking apples at Seaney's. +
The recent rich strike at the
Horn mine is holding out well.
Seventeen pound kit   of  Holland
herrings, $1.35 per keg, at Seaney's +
Special man and special subject at
the Methodist Church on Sunday
evening.     Don't miss them.
Work is going ahead briskly at the
Dundee mine, and as everything is
now nearly ready for drifting, it is expected that a large force of men will
be put on.
Just arrived, a fresh shipment of
White Star Jellies and Jams at Sea
ney's. x
Ore and bullion to the value of
$78,930 was exported through the
port ol Waneta during the month of
January while the import) were
Always smoke the Monogram or.
Marguerite—the peoples' choice. W.
J. McMillen Je Co,, sole agent for B.C.
Vancouver. -j-
G. O*. BsSchanan, supervising officer
(or the distribution of the lead bounty
reports thwt he' has received from Ottawa a. full supply of blanks for the
use of mine owners who desire to
apply (or the bulimy on tire lead they
have produced Those who put in their
claims now will be able to get their
money in three weeks. Mr. Buchanan
calls particular attention to section 2
of the regulations under which «ho
bounty is distributed.
During the week a large body of
ore was sent down from the Hunter
V. Mine over the new tramway. As
soon as the ground is somewhat clear«
ed of snow a large force will be put
on, and a big tonnage will be shipped
Choice lot of Okanogan, Northern
Spy and Rhode Island Greening Apples r also Washington, Baldwin and
Winter Maiden Blush, at Sbaney's. x
Why send to Ifolion for your bread
when you can get H fresh and wholesome every morning at the Ymir Cafe
ic Bakery! Is this the way to support
a home industry?" +
At the police court tlvi» morning
before V, J. Gleaier, J.P. a olmrne of
assault was preferred by Paul Vistor
Loth, of the Active Gold Mining Co.,
against Waiter Blanchfield, an employe. The accused pleaded tfttilty
and was fined 110 and cost«.
A leap-year durfte was given by
the laidies of Ymir. The affair was
a great sucaess, the ladies proving
themselves excellent hostesses. A
novelty w*s the musical Voice of a lady
•t earlier, »lach proved * welcome innovation r
"''fli« few Carpenters," wrtl be the
subject at the Methodist CAiVrch tomorrow evening at 7:30. Rev. J. H.
White, superintendent of Methodist
Missor.s foi' British Columbia will occupy the' profit. He is among the
powerful preachers of the Methodist
Church.    Everybody welcome.
Tho partnership' existing between
T. it. Newitt and H. Hearns trading
as Newitt it Co,, has been dissolved,. Mr. Hoams retiring. Mr. Newitt has taken into partner
ship; J, C. Ceruthers, wïro is well
known throughout the province as
representing Turner, Beeton & Co*.,
and the Hudson Bay Go.
Ta.* notices were ieceived in Ymi
during the week by property holders.
The levy is 1 per cent., less a discount if
paid on or before Juno 30th. Although
this is a slight in increase on former
rates, none but chronic kickors are
kicking, as taxpayers generally realize
the obsolute necessity of tho trifle,
and willingly contribute their quftta
towart*h helping the provinces eut of
a financial difficulty .-
At Nelson on Monday morning, be
fore judge Forin ' Jerry Ryan, who is
at present undergoing a two months
sentence in the provincial jail came up
on a charge of stealing a watch at
Ymir, on January 21st, The prisoner
elected for a speedy trial, was arraigned, pleaded not guilty and his trial
was fixed for Thursday, February 11th.
B. Fallows, M. K., of Rossland, has
been appointed engineer for the Monarch Gold and Copper mines property
on Hall creek. These claim« were located about 1897 and only a little
work has been performed on them, but
it is reported that they have excellent
copper showings. Mr. Fallows has let
out a contract for 200 feet qf tunnel
to tap the ledge and results will be
awaited with interest.
Paul Victor Loth, Cincinnati, Ohio,
secretary of the Active Gold Mining
Co., which operate« the Union Jack
group of mines, and is also engaged in
lumbering 'operations on Purpupinc
crées;, is paying »mir an official visit.
He went up to the properties'the other
day with Supt. Cameron and expresses
himself well pleased with the logging
operations. Since work has commenced in the latter part of Novembei
over 1,000,000 feet have been cut, of
the primest wood. There is no work
going on at the mino at present.
Why send to Nelson or East for
teas or coffees when 1 make a standing offer to refund jour money if I
cannot give you as good if no* better
value for the same price —S. H. Seiiney.
London papers just to hand contain
the following report: Ymir—Return
for Deoember--"Thirty-five stamps
ran 29 days and crushed 2850 tons
(2000 pounds) of ore, producing 847
ounces bullion. The es'imiited reuli
sable value (gross) of the product i»
$9000; 241 tons of concentrates strip
ped, gross estimated value $6250;
cyanide plant treated 2250 tons (2000
pounds) of tailings producing bullion
having estimated gross value of $3600;
sundry revenue, $478-*?19,328. Working expenses, $18,500. Profit, $828.
There has been expended during month
en envelopment $910."
' In another column will be found a
ratter from E. W. Widdowson, who
mid charge of the Ymir mineral exhibit at the recent Nelson- fair. The
collection from this camp secured three
ftVst prizes and a diploma fer» excel-
ferns«. After a great deal' of cor*
i-Hspondonce tho diploma—a' miserable
specimen of cheap stock article- was
received here during the week, accompanied1 by threft insurance calen
dars, air encased in a pieces of show
bill paper. U has not yet been eifri-
ciartly announced that the calendars
aro the pmos. If thoy are intended
as such, Ymir is not likely to be «com«
petitor for a first prior at the' next
Nelson fair.
Tiie LiboraNConservative convention at Victoria Wirt* week was a great
success.    The officers olected  wore as
follows: Hon. preaidejit, Horn R. L.
Borden ; president,   Sir   Charles   H.
Tupper ;:    vice-presidents,    Victoria,
Geo. Jay ; Nanaimo,  I).  M.   Kberts,
Vancouver,   J.   R.   Seymour : New
Westminster, 1). S. Curtis ; Yales Car?
boo,   Price   Ellison  ;   Coinox-Atlin,
Stuart   Mannoll ;   Kootohrty,   J.   II.
Schoefield j treasurer, Hon. E. G Prior
secretary, Hilton Koftli.    Among the
resolutions adopted nt the meeting was
one  eiidorsrrfg' tlio government   and
policy  of Hon.  Mr.   McBriele.    tho
iWMing lasted until midnight-
, The Editor dor* not, hold Mniriutt rflgponsiblt
for th« opinions of correspondent:;, but rerjer/*f
to til ni* o If too right, tn olimlnatH mich matter a-
to him may appear Irrelevant or offensive.
All oomnmnlaaUon* must he »™»uip*niwl by
too name of th" author—*:nt nwv*»rlly for p it>
Hoatloti, but «ri a nutans.of identity.
We 4o qot underLa':n to return rejeated onrr**
poodeaoe unlnsx requested -o to do*
To the Editor Tue Mirror.
, Sir:—I wa« cqmewhat amused te»
read in the Nelson Daily News, the
Ymir notes contributed by the local
correspondent, who, I believe, is A. Br
Buckworth.    One item reads :
" Harry Wright, member for thi*
riding, when canvassing, for election
made all manner of promises of roods,
trails, etc., but it is hardly possible
that with the sum of $10,060 appropriated that he will be able to keep
his promise». In th« year 1903 the
Nelson riding secured through John
Houston the sum of $18,500. The
Vmir riding is twice the sise of the old
Nelson riding in area, and a sun»
totally inadequate to coyer the demands of the riding is given. The
section of the Ymir riding* lying;
between. Nelson and Waneta atone i»
entitled to not lea* than $10,000."
When Harry Wright was canvassing for election lie promised to secure
«II he cem'.d in the «ay ni appropriation« fur his district, and that he has)
fulfilled his promise must be admitted.
He at leaat got the town of Ymir ait
appropriation of $3000 for a bridge,
•mil $8000 for roads* and trails, which
is a liberal grant considering the
financial eqsidition of. the Province.
Iiuckwmtb feels sore because he wo*
let out sis ilepoty rescoideT. owing ter
his donirmnalkm of thw government in
»•hose employ he was and whose do*
feat he etirf his little best to secure.
Hence ho tries to fire a shot at thef
successful member whenever he gets
an opportunity. Buckworth is one of
these politicians who measures a man'«
worth in the local législature by the
amount of money he is aibie to secures
for his particular' district. Patriots of
this claws should return Oo eastern
Canada where this crooked brimd of
patriotism seems to nVntrristf.
A, Wriohtha*.
To the Editor of Trr Mirror.
Dear Sir:—With reference to my
letter which appeared iu yotfr issue of
January 13th under the treading of'
n Cause for Complaint," I have to in
form your that 1 have this elay (Wednesday Jrreceived the' diploma awarded1
to the YiM* eFWrictfor "Mineral Display, f Aocrmvponying the diploma
were* threes callendara issued by a life
assurance company of which tsV
secretary of the Nelson Agtlclflt'ifr/il
and Industrial Assueiottorf is th« elis
trict agent. Nerdbubt these were sent
as the' three first prizes won by the'
Yirni* exhibit in addition to thu
diploma; and are quite' in keeping witlf
tho latter, for whereas tho calendars
would not cost the association anything
tho diploma might have cost as muri"
as five or ten cents from somoboely's
old or second hand stock. Oinsiiloriup;
that Ymir has com»; oft'so'well in tho
matter it sSorHI1 be interesting to know" ,
how Ihe wihtiors of the second prizes
fared. Tiie diploma will bo in my
office for the next few clays-and11 shall
be pleased to show it to any culler*.
At far as the 'r prize1* " ans concerned,-
anyone caring to cavity them urway may
do vi with pleasure,
Yours truly,-
K. W. WiiliÄiwsos',
♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦»»♦♦♦♦'»♦t-» *4+44#**
A pencil murk in this space
is a gentle reminder that ymff
Hubatriptiem  is duo    PK*aT
' cough uy.
-mm An Ad. in
* is  a  Salesman calling at all the
* homos and mines  in the district
e eveiy week and being given court-
* ous consideration.
Publlished everv s,iturilny anil mulltttS to any
.•tlilFitsi, or delivered by carrier in town.
Siib«oriptinnnl3.G0t,er annum, payabl« In ail-
Advertising rateR, U.FiO per inub per month
No public entertainment to which an admin-
«ton fee It, «humeri, will be.notloed In To* Mir
«oh,unless advertised In It« columns.
einly article« of merit will be advertised in
-these columns, and the in'.itri'.sts of readers will
he carefully iruardeil against .irresponsible per-
Tin MiHKoa oan be had from all leading
newsdealers In the district, or can be obtained
direct from the office.
eSominertilal printing or every description
dune on the premises at standard prices.
C. Deli. Smith   Editor.
/J§)T the meeting of the Ymir Citizens
fl Association last week it was decided to use overy effort to have the
bridge spanning the Salmon River nt
this point rendered safe before the
spring floods set in. At present the
old wooden structuie is.in a most dilapidated condition. At the town side
it is held in position by two timbers
chained to the under stays and extending boyond the rotten woodwork Tho
foundation has been washed away but
the beams are held in position by ice
and snow. As soon a« a thaw sets in
this Support will vanish, and with the
rising waters what is doing servie« as
a bridge will be swept away with the
current. This is a sad prospect for
the raining interests of the camp Tho
big majority of the regular shipping
mines are situate at the other side of
the river, se that if there bo no bridge
these properties will be compelled to
close down—entailing a lost not only
to the town, but to the provincial revenue. Immediate action is what the
Citizens' Association call for, and the
request of this representative body will
no doubt be complied with. A sum of
$2000 has been appropriated, through
the exertions of our local Member, Mr.
Wright, for the building of a new
bridge, but in the ordinary coarse of
events this would not be available
Until about Jane next—too late to
insure uninterrupted traffic during the
intervening months, which are" the
most dangerous With this knowledge
the Citizens' Association directed its
secretary to communicate with Mr.
Wright and also with the Gold Com-
•niftsftmor urging tho necessity for
prompt action. It is to be hoped tha1
the seriousness of th« «Iteration will be
realized by these gentlemen1; and that
they will strain a point to riicel the
exigoncies of the csso, The 0111x001/
Association is to be congratulated on
the ever watchful oaro it exercises in
the Interests of the community.
Son« of Ytnir's most enterprising
citizens are asking when the fits** effort
Will be mad« to have' the town incor-
jforiitnd.      We have advised that tho
move be not made for tlio next few
months, by which time all the mines iu
the district will be in full swing, am]
wo will have a pay roll  equal to  that
■if any camp in the Kootenays.    When
last the project was discussed its opponents—ut least a few of th'el more
conspicuous of them— adopted means
to Kiscure their ends' which were not
xtraighl.    A chailgc has been wrought
in  public sentiment siiren  then, and
lo-day tlrtrd is a vory strong sentiment
in favoY of    the nrtivo.      CondilioW
Wave altered.    Ymir is;   now the capi
Ml ol' one of  the  richest  mining dis
tricts of the rich Kootenays, and if
her people can only be induced to take
advantage of their position, incorporation would soon be an accomplished
fact. The public sentiment of some
mon must be measured by the one-cent
compartment of their purse. The cry
against incorporation was its alleged
additional cost. The following, from
the Trail Creek News, will be interesting reading :
" It may not be generally known,
but it is nevertheless true, that the
city of Trail is a pattern in municipal
government and thrift. The rule seeing
to be that when cities of the third class
are incorporated a loan is negotiated
and a debt is hung around the neck of
the municipality during the first few
years of its life from which it is seldom
or never freed. The exception to this
rule has been met in the city of Trail
Its expenditure is governed by its re
venue, and the business of the muni
cipality conducted os a prosperous pri
vate business generally is. Its licenses
and taxes are lowor than nny city in
the province, being the same as they
were before incorporation, and in no
way since incorporation has the burdens of the taxpayers and business men
been increased."
Why should it be otherwise in Ymir
undpr incorporation 1 Trail anjoys
the advantage of having all the taxes
raised in the city spent in the city ;
the taxes raised in Ymir, like the
orders of too many of its inhabitants,
go out of the town.
Toronto Saturday Night believes an
effort must be made to protect the
rights of the dead. Intimidation in
real life is serious enough, but when it
comes to forcing departed spirits to
register votes for their political opponents it is time for the Crown At
torney's department to bestir itself It
would appear from disclosurs made in
Toronto in connection with the recent
municipal elections that some peaceful
slumbcrors in the City's cemetarjes hod
been brought to their old haunts and
forced to plump for controllers. It is
not to the dead man's right of voting
that esxeeption is hod. Quite the con
trary Sohle dead men have a better
right to vote than many live ones, who
slash ddwn their crosses with flourishes
of self-satisfaction. It is raihor to the
coercion that seams to have* been applied to make this particular group of
shades plump for one man. What was
the exact nature of this coercion ho
one knows. That it was illegal is all
that is necessary in tha present instance. Sonlë scheme must bê devised
to prevent the repetition of Ihe out
rage in tfië future and to secure for
Toronto's shades a free and unmolested
exercise of the franchise.
For the first time in many years the
treasury at Washington finds itself
without any gold coins in its vaults,
It is explained thnt this condition is
the result of an unprecedented demand
for gold certificates during the time
when the mints have been fully em
ployed in coining Fhilipine silver and
subsidiary silver for the United States,
The increased demand for gold cereti
ficates, which could only be issued for
gold coin in the treasury, came abeut
through the needs of the large banking
institutions in the great commercial
centres; which hod large amounts of
notes of small denominations on hand
which they wished to exchange for
gold certificacos of Irfrger denomination. The secretary has given instructions for the mints at Philadelphia and
fton Francisco to begin the coinage of
litniblo ongles on February 1st nnd to
work overtimes uiril a sufficient supply
has been coined to meet all demands.
Application will bo mode atlhe neif*
session of parliament for an act to incorporate a com'pany with power to
construct a raifway for carrying freight
and pnssengerrf from ti point near
Crawford Bay; on Kootenay Lake, in
West Kootensiy, through the Crawford
Creek valley and the valley of the St.
Mar) 's river to a point near Fort Ste**,'
i'rV East Kootenay.
The sentiment in the west is now
the same as in tho east on the question
of allowing gambling games to run
Leaving out any moral objections that
may be raised against permitting this
form of vice, it is found that tho mass
of tho poople, business men and citizens generally, object to public gambling on the material grounds that tho
prosperity of a community is thereby
injured Many people will gamble
anywa}', but where the facilities for
doing so are not easy there is natur
ally much less of it. No one benefits
by gambeling but a few saloon keepers and those who run the games, while
much unhappiness is caused by it and
many people suffer losses through
others losing money gambling that
should be applied to the payment of
their debts. Montana has abolished
public gambling, and in the state of
Washington it is a criminal offense
punished by one year's imprisonment
to open a gambling game
Much may be said in favor of "regulating'' the vice, and thereby not
permitting the running of skin games
and the presence in the community of
professional sharpers and ''tin-horns."
Where the vice is regulated those who
wish to gamble aro protected against
fraudulent and unfair games, and it is
probable that this is a better policy
than to make no distinction between
the "square" professional gambler and
the sharper* who run 'sweat boards'
'crop games," etc. No ono can seriously advocate permitting these kind of
vermin to proy on the community. A
gambler who runs a 'square' game is
as good as the patrons of his game,
but this does not include those parasites on society who, by means of
loaded dice, marked cards, eta. fleece
the unwary. Generally speaking those
who run "shell games," "crap games,"
and the like are justly classed amongst
the lowest of the low.—Victoria Economist.
According to newspaper reports
from Damat-aldnd, the northern district of German South-west Africa,
the Germans are facing a serious, even
an alarmlilg, situation arising from the
rebellion of the Hereros. It is stated
that practically every native tribe
from the border of the cape cofony as
frtr north as Windhoek—some say to
the Portuguese border—r/â* revolted
Windhoek, which is the seat of government, has been besieged for days
by from 5,000 to 8,<fcJ0 natives. They
have completely fcoiated the' railway
and destroyed th«' telegraph lines.
Numbers of ÖernmtY farmers and traders have beert murdered. The total
number of rebels is estimated at 15,000.
A majority of them however, are poorly
armed. Their tactics consist of bands
swoopfng down upon isolated posts and
murdering man, women and children'
and committing other savage atrocities"
A party of Geritfan troops who recorrt-
ly left Keetmanapoop were surrounded
and captured. 'The men were tortur
èd and ultimately burned alive. One
officer who was among the prisoners
had his eyes? gouged out and wuii loft
to die on this' veldt. Herr Estwôod, a
member of the German Admirn'sration
hsaf arrived at Cape Town to* obtain'
and forward supplies. It is reported
that tie is' negotiating with the government Of Capo Colony for permission
to land German troops at 'Port Nel-
looth, in the north-western part of the
Cape Colony, a few miles south-east of
German south-west Africa.
The latest in the trades' union line'
is a "Servant Girls' Union*' organized
in Orange, New Jersy. Àritong the
demands of the union are: Lowest
wages $25.00 per month; eight hours
a day; half a day off on Thursday and
all Sundays; use of piano aifd parlor
if required; no non-union food to be
handled and one servant for evefry
three dt a family, It is not a condition tllat tho iiiistress must get an
eligible husband for each girl after
three months' service; bile will likely
be aildell later.
The    Meat    Market,
AH Kinds of Fresh and Salted Meats
Mail Orders will receive prompt attention.
John Philbert, Proprietor.
All work entrusted to us is neatly and promptly
Mail Orders receive special attention.
Kootenay   Coffee
Nei^on, B. C.
We are not general Grocers
and Provisioned but we make
a specialty of
Teas and Coffees.
You can always rely on getting the best, and at right
Mali ofders receive prompt
Give us a trial.
j Drink our Beer, and you will
i agrep that you want nothing
A. OHRIEST, Prop.     :
Draymen & Teamsters
YMIR,   B.    C.
Dry Goods, flillinery or
Post Office Store.
I   I
Handling heavy freight a
Correspondence promptly
attended to
Hot* Cold arid Vapor
W.   M.  COFFEY,   Prop.
Regular  monthly   meeting
east Tuesday of the month
r. w. iu-h,
' President
C;  iym.r; Smvii,
2 »
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IBä.^.»*< JfeàuhÀi)mftm9mtm\1km%m%M\â'm\tlii mW
Ymir Transfer Company
Teaming & Express
All ofili'i'H promptly attended In
am! tho cremtest cUre^excrtlsiitt lo th«
handling of goods,
Services are h'elel under Minera Hall
every Sunday returning at 11 ; evening
at 7.-30. Interesting service, familiar
liytflnH, everybody welcome—R. E
Coî'ft, Minuter.-
Sdnefay SdHo'ol and Bible Class 3 .1 0
service 11 si.in and 7?80 p.m. ttiiv II
Voting, pasiör.
YMIR,   H.    0.
Wiicn you want to ihoéfc anybody in Ymir or get reliable?
ilfuirmation about the camp go
t'O the Palace Hotel, jinel while
transacting jtoiir business get
a refreshing drink, a first-clas."
meal or a genuine smoke.
The Palaci Hotel,
M. Tait and J. Ruddy Prop-«
mm^m. mm
Tho B. C. Standard Mining Co,
have pompleted tlioir tramway from
llie (j(ine to tl,<; railway track, and or),
Monday last the. first bucket qf pre
aaifle, down. |>he h,il|.
This tramway is 12,310 (net in
length and is supported upon 30
towers and one tension station. There
are. 80 buckets on Che train, each
bucket holding },QQQ pounds of ore,
The capacity of the tramway per 24
hours is 250 tons, and it is autqruatic
throughout. Th« upper terminal will
hold 100 tons while the lower terminals at Porcupine creek has an, pro hin,
capacity of 400 tons. The ris.a between
the lower and upper terminal is 2,760
feet. Work on the tram was commenced on September 23rd and finished on Monday. One month was lost
awaiting material from the United
States, the construction being in
pharge/ of R. E. Lanyon. At the
mine there are, two. small trams, one
300 feet iu length, and the other 1,800,
feet in length, each train having two,
buckets. These auxiliary tra,mways
are used in bringing the. ore from the
dumps to the main tramway texroinal
when it is shipped to, the railway.
The management have made ore
Contracts with the H;all Mines, Trail
and Northport smelters to treat, the
output from the mine^ u,nd ore wi,U be
„ent to all three smelters. The property which is, a good graels silver one
uf great promise, was originally owned
»nd developed by the Trajjsvaal Zambezi Gold Mining company of London,
England, of which William Davis, was
a large stockholder Subsequently, a
syndicate w,A* formed in. Nelson known,
us the StanpWd Development Syndi.
cat», with a capital of $30,000. They
purchased tlus property and continued
to develop it.. The mine mad» su/;h a
showing that a larger company became
necessary, and, the present organization, the B C. Standard Mining Co.,
«jea,s Boated last July with James.
Johnstone as president, J. J. Campbell,
of the Hall Mines smelter, as manag-,
jng director. The other directors aro :
A S. Fowler, general manager of the
London & Bv O. Goldfields ; Ji. Lainjj
stocks of the Duncan Mines, Ltd.
"Norman Carmichael, manager, of the.
Highland mine. The Capital was.
$200,000, in $1 shares. The Soard off
directors have, successfully placed upon.
the market at par 150)0,00 shares.
One-third of' the 150,000 shares issued
«as, taken up by English, capitalists,
aikI the remaining two-thirds were
subscribed for by local people, principally loading smelting, mining, professional and) business men. The pro
reeds of the issue are to be applied in
paying the balance of the purchase
money and in providing funds for the
further development of the property,
Nearly $50,000' has bean spent on
the Hunter Y. in. building the long
tramway now just completed,, and at
the present time, sufficient oo« ia in
tight to warrant the management ir.
contracting to ship out nt leant 100
ton» a day for a, considerable period.
The ore is practically, quarried out and
no expensive mine machinery is needed.
Some 20 men are now employed under
the well known mining superintendent
A. D. Wheeler, formerly of the-Whitewater mine. ( lue fact in connection
with tho recent floatation of the com
pany's stock, tho most of which has
been subscribed for in the old country
and iu eastern Canada, which is
worthy of special mention, is that the
issue was taken tip at par, which fairly
indicates that good propositions can
lie filiated at the present time on the'
world's milling markets.
The inventors of a method by which
milk is now being solidified on a considerable scale confidently believe that
their discovery will  not only  abolish
■ r, ' jiii'i)'
the many, dangers of the dairy, says a
London dispatch, but will eventually
do away with the dairy itself; they
are confident, that is that the day of
liquid milk is over. People who have
tried to solidify milk before have employed too low a temperature in their
fear of decomposing its fats and sugars,
and in consequence have failed. But
by the JqstHatmaker process the
liquid milk is whisked round polished
cylinder« kept at a fierce heat by
team, and co ties off in a few seconds
in the form of a continuous creamy
white sheet, five feet in width. This
is reduced to powder and may be compressed into cakes.
The feature of the product is that it
is still potentially milk—the whole
milk, and nothing but the milk, and,
to make now milk at any time it is
onty necessary to add the seven part»
of wnter which have been evaporated.
The result is said to bo difficult to
distinguish from fresh milk. Its cream
rises naturally, and it maj be made
into butter or cheese.
Send us your order for
Then notice—The promptness of delivery, the cleanliness and
freshno^s qf gqoejs, the full honest measure, and the quality that
you get. You will find abundant reason for sending us your
future orders.
Our Stationery and Confectionery department is fulj, and
complete lpts of goods lo choose from ; quality guaranteed.
(Jur Candy is fresh, and no better quality can bo obtained
■ "j- '
j Urtica never sleeps in lauds over
whioli the Union Jac< Waves.. Thai
criminal cun be sure that in King Edward's domains his. sin will find him
out sooner or later. When the American nvurclerer, Ernest Cashel, eluded
the police for six weeks there were
those who said that ho wy.u.ld never
bo caught. They were people unacquainted, wjith tlm history of the Northwest Mounted Police.—"the men who
never give up," as tlve Indians pu,t it.
The latter have got their man u,fter a
long chase and on Tuesday mottling,
as the sun rises he rçill receive his
eartWy deseçts,
The criminal who mill he executed
tomorrow is not a Canadian, Iü was
from some ancestor of a foreign country that Cashel inherited his debased
instincts. Only twenty-one years old
lie has run a rapid gamut of chime.
{Ie was one of the "American invaders." Ho started on a downward
path with the crime, of forgery. From
that he proceeded to horse stealing.
Next he became a robber- of anything
, handy in the way of jewelery, clothes
and such like articles. Finally he
committed, murder and became a highwayman. His course was, inevitably
downward;, what was his curse? Was
he alone to, blame for the bruising of
his life?
Canadian justice was. meted out to
him- the, murderer's doom was pronounced. Then he added to, the sensation of his brief years a dush for liberty
under most remarkable circumstances
But. ha was, not to escape from British
justice. Six weeks of confinement in
a cellar was tiis lot although he was
talked; of as a man who had "escaped.''
Never did he .really have the slightest
chance-of getting away. Some havo
made him a hero. Perhaps, he was a
victim of others. Who knows 1- Tomorrow he will close his eyes on tho-
world ; British justice will hnve been,
vindicated as sleepless, relentless—but
justice. There only remains the court
of final appeal.—Vancouver Worldi
How Amerioan sympathy went) oat
to the evicted tvish some years ago,
when as many as 3,000 families were
turned out of their houses for nonpayment of rent! But. 00, ICI families were evicted in tho city of New
[York, Manhattan borough alone, dusing the year 1903, without exciting
special wonder.   Yet where ia the di£-
The Rink this season is more spacious
than p.ve.1-,
Weather permitting,  the Ice will b
kept in the Ijest condition.
Comfortable dressing room on the
Tickets (good for six skates) $1,
Murphy & Van DeBogart, Props.
Gold, Silver or Lead, any one... $1.00
Copper,    1.60
Gold-SilvM-     1.50
Silver Lead     1.50
These prices are strictly nett cash.
Prices for other metals,,on application.
All pulps kept one month from date
ol assay.
Samples by mail or express rective
Prompt AttentioD.
Idit! Assayer t.j Hall.Minus SnVHtor,
P. O   Box \\.       G N. Kxprcss.
Miller Hotel
SAM   niLLER, Prop.
Headquarters for Mining and Traveling
Men. Neat Sample Rooms for Commet t
cial Travelers. The bar is supplied with
the very best brands of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars. Give us a call and >ve will
guarantpc satisfaction.
First Avenue,
Spend your money in the camp you live in-^where
you make it.
THERE is no longer any osouse for sending away from
Ymir for anything in. Qur line, as we caivy a full
and up-to-date stock of
Clothing and Gents' Furnishings.
It has been said that we do not sell as oheap as outsielo
houses. Do us the justice of consulting our prises and ex-
aming our stock. Pleased to have you do so. We are offering great bargains in
Dry Goods.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Surveys ol Mineral Claims, Mines,
Pre-emptions, Land Purchases,
Tow unites, etc,
Crwwii Orants of. Mineral Claims
a Specialty.
ift>r*ace?   Apparently the only tiiffer-
| eue»   is iu the fact that   New   York
evictions last year were about i0 times
as many as in the worst year of   Irish
evictions,   In proportion to  poupula-
tion   the   ilisparity is much   greater
Whereas  the  Irish  evictions  of the
heaviest year   numbered  about 1   to! ._.....
every 1,300 of  population,   those  of j JJOTICE is hereby
jelosstjAJXid   s-  o
P. O BpKiVHt       Tel. 10+ & liib
Ymir Waterworks Co.
iven   that the
v,      v   i i       li.i. i annual   meeting   of   the   Ymir
New York numbered iwoat I to every  .„ . .     „      ..,   ,     ...    , ...
'■■  Waterworks Co. will   be  held  at the
35 of population. | company's   office,  Ymir, on  the   8th
I day of February,   (90-4,   at   2 o'clock
In London, with its  population, ol p. m<  to receive the annual report and
six and. a half  millions, and   covering statement  of   accounts,  and for  thu
an area of almost seven hundred square | transaction of such other  business  an
may come before the nieetfng.
miles, there were twenty murders committee! last year, In every case arrests were made; no crime wont umiis
covered. London is three and a hall
times larger than Chicago, yet in the
same period- tlicr.o were one hundred,
and twenty-eight homicides in Chicago.
In nineteen cases uo.arrests were made.
Old England can always hold its own
in any international comparison as to
law and ordpr. '
John Wilson, cattle king of Snv.onn
and H-Mile creek,, has passed away at
Ashcroft, aged 7tiyears, after a linger,
ing illness following injuries sustained
by him in an accident about three
months ago.
By order,
With Your Next Odor.
\, h and 1 Gallon Tins.
For Safe bv
Dominion and Provincial   Land Sur*.
Surveys oi   Mineral   Claims, hinds
Town Sites, etc
Crown Granting of Mineral Claims,
Representatives ol tho Interior
Lumbermen's Association have gone
through to Ottawa to lay before the
government the claims of, th« niillnieii
iu the matter, of protection for, tough
Why send- to Nelson or East t»
teas or coffees when I make a standing
offer to refund >ou your money if, I
cannot give- you as good if not better
value for the same price—S. H. Seaney
Choice lot of Okanagan, Northorni
Spy and llhot& Island Greening, Apples ; also Washington, Baldwin and
Winter Maiden Blush, at Seaney's. x
Always   smoke   the  Monogram or
Marguerite—tho peoples' choice.    W
J. McMillen it Co,, sole agent for U.C.
Vancouver. » -;
Just airiveil, a fresh shipment of
White Star J-ollies and Jams at. Sea
ney's, x
: Cok Stani.bv and Vierroitu
Sts., Neuon, U. C
mercial Men.
,,;The proof of the pudding
is in tlve- eating."
'THE volume of business done by us
during the past year proves conclusively that we are successful caterers
in our line, and that the- reputatii ni
which has built up our trade is still
enjoyed by us.
This year we will' surpass all our
previous efforts in every department
Wo are solid' with our old patrons ;
but we want) to secure a host of new
customers, and if the best of goods
and tho best values will do. it,,, our end
will bo accomplished.
Our stock of Groceries  Provision i
Confections, Clothing, Gents' Furnishings, etc.,. aro always strictly reliable,,
audi our pniccts are right.
Yours for business,
Choicest  Wines, Liquors
and Cigars-
Good, comfortable
rooms will be found
in connectioiL
liYMIR. British Columbia
50  YEARr
Cor-Y MIGHT'S A'.",
Anronnscnrllnd r slu-tih ri ■ i il d' i-r-rii ;i'. , ,-,i, f
'Pil'lilr ivoortalil (.ur o|iititi,ti fr«o wiirOii'i jn
.nviiiitiiiii is liniitril'lv imKniiirilu. I'nn.i'ini'lr-i.
rliiriSHtitctlrronlliloiillul« lli,i'.1tv„>.. < 11 I nt,;-i..i
■i-i,l- f ii-R. (Idlest siri'ii'"- -.ur ,.i"ni my tirarl.tr,
l'nr«nt« taken tlii'-uuli  Mni'ii U Co. fteafti
ijin lui Witii;«, without cttiirmi, ill *.l'o
Scientific Htnerau
A ImnrtWTticly Munir it«d w*Vf.
eiilnii'in nf mir Mtomjfla ]«mrn*l.
ÎJir«c»t c'.:(
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I ttn'VBflorilem.
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Ity^ches and Jewelry.       *
Is Your Watch American, English or
Whatever the movement is,
when it gets out of order send
it to ais. We ban repair any
damages and return it as good
as it was in t|i'e fypst, place,
mayfye hétter. Our wprl»: js
f\ll gi^avantee^. $îv.p n,g a
tpial ; you are sure, to he s$t-
PJanufacturiftg    Jewelers
and Opticians.
Nelson,       -       -       B. C.
Mr. F. Haselgrove, London,  Ont.,
writes :—
Pear Flaneur.— T notice in your
department of the Mail and Empire of
Saturday, January °th, 1904, your
answer to a correspondent who asks
what is a Socialist. In that answer
you first say that you did know many
men who claimed to be Socialists, and
tjhey invariably differed from one
another as to what a Socialist is. Now,
for both your own and correspondent's
benefit, I, wljo, claim to be a Socialist, would like to explain what a Socialist is, so as to dispel the error in
both your answer,, and the one you
quoted (E. Elliott). A Socialist is
»imply a man or woman who believes
In the collective, ownership of all the
means of production and distribution,
and the necessary land whereon to
produce all of which is necessary to
life, liberty, and the pursuits of hap.
piness by the inhabitants of any
country in the world, thU fair Canada
included ; a system wherein the keystone would be as a magnet to the in.
habitants not like the Keystone of the
prosent system. Private) ownership
wjiich has been lost to tahq Rreat
majority of Uie inhabitants, and, under
' which every man, woman and child
would enjoy a security in proper food,
proper clothing, and proper, shelter, all
of whioh are necessary tq, the building
up of a. strong and prosperous nat ion.
Hoping you will give this as prcmjneiit
a place as you did your aupw.errtp1 correspondent, to which, I have justly
taken, exception. ,
[I print your letter out. of. some ha[f
dozen. You mean well ; you. imagine
a condition of society in which there,
shall be no poverty, iiq selfishness, no
vice, no want, nothjng, buf, a, «lull level
of equality. In faot, you dream au
I/topis which, until, human nature un«,
(Iprgops a cqnipletfi. change, oan never
be.] '_
The Associated Press, announces
with, authority that Mrs, Florence
May brick is now in a home in a distant part of England and under the
care of a member of,a religious sisterhood. She is kept, under surveillance
but to all intents and. purpq.s,os, her,
life is that of a free woman. She wiy
remain where she is until next July,
when her punishment will be ended
under the special license, and she will
lie allowed to go free subject to the
usual conditions governing tickot-uf-
leave convicts. The transfer of Mrs,
Maybrick from a.prisqn to a quiet
country home constitutes an almost
unprecedented action on the parf of]
the authorities. It was due to the
médiationof, Adelaino Marie, Duchess
of Bedford, who, as a visitor to Aylesbury prison for many years, has taken
a keen, personal interest in Mrs. May-
brick. In order to permit her hair to
grow out again and for the recuperation of hor health, Mrs. Maybrick was
quietly transferred, to this private in
ntituXion. Her exact whereabouts is
guardod with extraordinary soprecy,
chiefly for the purpose of preventing!
criticism of tiie government for having
taken the foregoing exceptional  stops.
i i i,,
mW Hood your Joo Printing to the
Mi.fi.U0B Uttice.
Shamrock, Hustler, Antonio and Monday Mineral Claims,  situate  io the
Nelson   Mining   Division   of   West
Kootenay District.
Where located :— About one a,u,d a ball
miles south west of Erie,
lake   notice that I, Joint McLatchie.J
P.J^.S..   of the yity o( Nelson,   «genl|
for  the, Gordon   Mining  and   Milling
Company,'    Free   Miner's   Cer,tiu>ate
No.   B.   08,210.   intend,    sixty   days
from, the date hereof,   to apply to the
Sibling Recorder tor certificates of. improvements for the purpose  of obtaining Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that, action,
under senium 3.7, must be  commenced
before the issuance of such cet titicale of
Uat,ed tins 23nl etat qf Jni|uary,190-1
JÖRN, %LAI't.'HlE.
Spokane Paftsi &
Northern Ry. Go.
\!;<AS..iiiN(Ji'(>X & c, N,. mt
\. \. & E. RV. ^ N. CM,
'Plie onto all rail route between
poifits. a.wt.west oni'^siiutli to Ross
a,n Noljimi, Grand, Forks, and Re
public. Connects at Spoktviip with
allé Great Northern, Northern Pacific
am) 0- 1^- <V N. Co., for points east,
west and south ; connects at Ross-
land and Nelson wij.li tho Canadian
Pacific. Railway.
Connectant Nelson,, with thp. P. It
& N. Co. Sjir Kaslo and K. atid S
Connects, at Curlew with stage for
Greenwood and Midway, B. C.
Buffet cars, run on trains between
Spokane and Republic,
Effective Nov, Wild. 190?,
Leave liaily Train Arriyc
8X46 a in Spokane tt.-lo p.ui
10.40 a.in        Rosslaud 4-1o..p,m
9.32 a in Ymir o 3v,p.ni
7.20 a.m Nelson 7.^0 p,in
11:06 a. m    (Grand Forks),     3 36 p.m
. 9.30 n.ui.        Itepuulio 5,16 p.ui
General Passenger Agt,,
Spokane, W'.a.h.
Clark's Fpurniture  Store.
willjam"clark, «
Undertaker, and Furnitjire
Ymir, B. C.
Mail Orders promptly  attendedto.
One on a tuvibs;tone  at Monson,
Mass., ready:--
"Here, lies  th,e body of   Jonathan
Who   was   lost at sea and : never
"Here   lies the bodies of. two   sisters
One. is .buried in .Irolaudy ajpd the other
is buried here,"
Near, by, in tho satno cemetery, is
the,, joint,tqmb of.three wives of a
farmer who fgnnerjy resided at that
place, His first wife was originally
bu riecl in tho naburjng village of Palmer) anil during the removal of her
remains a portion wasjost Tjie be-
rosved husband, being a very exact
and an nccuriito man, would permit
no deception even in an epitaph so after
the stone was erected, he had carved
upon it the following:—
"Here lies the dust
Of the second and third wives of
William Ulount
And paitofliisfirsC
To your Frtends
And help to
•fliere fe. no; more effective means ol
accomplishing this end,
n num. u
41.11 Uli JSiHI ■. «I I %v
•sums»»»*«* #*•••
i —-—
All work entrusted to us is neatly md promptly
executed.. \
Mail Orders receive special' attention.
•. •••.•Awm»
Squie time-time ago a Swansea ves«
Bel was caught in a terrible gale. The
captain had his wife on hoard, and
when the wind was still rising he told
her to go down below and,sleep for all
was well. He remained ein.the bridge
till the mate came up,, and, said,
•'We've done all we can. Hodu't ypu,
better .tel I the chaps to. get out. the
boats J" " Yos, yps, my lad, if ypu
think sei," said the captain, who knew
very wpll the only, chanco left *ws
-whether to go down, with the ship,, or
in a small bqat, which,could not,live
ten .seconds in. that sea. The engineer
came up with the, news .that the fires
were all out " Very well,,my,lads,'
said the captain, quietly ; " save ypur.
selves if ypu can." " Won't you .fetch
your wife, on eieck, sir!" asked, one
of the men. " No I." wss the calm reply : "let,her sleep, poor,' old girh I,|
am going down, to have-a smedse."
An<l smoking by the bedside of his
sleeping wife, he went down, with the
MONKS. SAVE *200,000v000,
The  recent   conversion, of Italian
Government f per cent, bonds into j^s
has.brought to light the enormous accumulation of property by the religious
order« in Italy sinoo 1870. Every or-
der has been. obliged  to deposit its
m i i' ■ ■" stassr^,
bonds .at the Banoa d'ltalia for con*
version, and,'statistics collected by, the
Gqvernmont result in the. discovery,
that in 30 years $200,000,000 in Gov-
eunment securities have been, accurnu
lated by the several religious. congregations.
It is estimated that their, holdings
in real estate in the City of llpnvo
amount, to $100,000,000. Sine«, the
expulsion of the religious.ordern from
France, tho icligious wbolmve taken
refuge in I inly huve brought with them
personal property amounting to more
than,a million .and a harftdellurs. It
is estimated that the expenses of the
religiaus orders in Italy amount atpie
sent; to more titan $6,090,000 a year,
principally for educatic*al   purposes.
The Arbitrators in th» Boston livery
driver«' strike Itave announced, their
decision. The. old contract, against
which tiie men sti'Uck,.is established,
with the exception »of two items, which
were élimina-ed in f*vorof the owners.
These 'two items ure that there shall
not be any more walking delegates
posted in the stables and that the.
liverymen are not bound to have unis
forms mod« by union tailors.
Why send ! to ifelson or East foi
teas or coffees when I make a standing
offer to refund you your money if I
cannot give you as good if not better
value (or the same price—S. H. Seaney
A bishop formed ono of a dinner party -
and ssjMioh was awarded, the ssat-ui
honor beside the hostess.     During tlwi
course of the dinner he was observed to.
be very, thoughtful end. preoccupied.
All the efiorts.of the hostess .to engage
him in conversation proved, fruitless,
sod at last,  becoming alarmed at his
unusual dullness,  she ventured  to remark that be did, not seem to be in his
usual spirits,  and enquired if he felt
well.enough.   This seemed to accentuate the look ol misery on the.bishop's
faes. and rising to his feet be exclaimed
witlv,a;tragic sir: " Friends, I .am done
tort"- What I have been, dreading for
twenty yean has come at. last.    I bare -
bad s stroke. I bare bseu.piaohiog my
leg for the last twenty minutes without
fueling it."     "Excuseme, my lord,"
said the, hostess,  hastening to assure
him.    "Don't alarm yourself.   It was.
my leg you were pinching."
Seven  persons   wero    killed    ami',;
several were injured on Wednesday on ■
the   Canadian   Pacific   Intercolonial,
roud near Halifax.   The accident oc-
cuired 40 miles from Halifax, aud Was
caused by a broken rail,    Several curs
were thrown down an. embankment.
Conductor   Donki and. six passengers
were killed and several persons injured»
Just ai rived, a fresh shipment ot£
White Star, Jellies and Jams at Seiu-
ney's, *„.


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