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Array THE   PAYSTPFAK
BOOK II.
SANDON AND COPY, APRIL 2, 1898.
CHAPTER 28
HAPPENINGS IN BRIEF
The tattles Aid gave an April
Kool social last night.
Aid. Mighton will leave on Sui.*
dav fur a two month's visit in'for-
(mio and eastern cities.
Thomas R. Pourew, of Sew lleii-
ver, has bought **** butcher iuisinesa
of MeCallu*. A T\i*HB\y*iit,
The force* at the Keco and Last
t hitnce have been reduced, owing to
the breaking  up ol  the  rawhide
trail a.
I'ri Thompson has iwught an in-
t* rest in the hotel that Henry Stcge
has at i tlenora and will leave fbr
t hat town in a few days.
A number of gentlemen whose
iiiiiti*iriotiMie*s and Integrity were
(l.Hitofiil, received blue papers tills
week.   They took tlie hint.
The Brigade was called out Mop-
���lav for a tire at Harry Nash's place
.... Capitol   Hill.   The tadie*   Aid
I came to tlie  rescue,   however... and
[presented a disastrous amllargatfan.
ikib McTaggart has gone  up the
IU i 11.   And Row the boy s sa v  he waa
n<*t serious when  he aula  he. wsm
ready to take up amis against Spain
[in hi* c-Htntry's cause.
Ten iocbes of clean ore liar been
Uruck in the JUffo.   The eotu|��n\,
after tiding a hit of work wtth onh
jiiidiirerent   stmeena,  finally  closed
(down laat fall, and the property has
lain  idle since    W.  W.   Warner
r*-c**utly took* two-year's lease 011
the f-ropertv, ami found ore at the
[ilea* shot.   Such la luck in a mine
I cam p.
N��*rt. Nflson and Mesdsme*. Nib
[���*>n and Thompson have purchased
[the Klomlike hotel fromCha*. Urn
|ni* and will open a dining room in
la few days. It is their Intenibai to
|eondnet a hotel that will warrant a
fair share of the mining trade.
Taos. Kelley, aged 51 years, a
"iiner resident of Big Rapids. Mich.,
Mi'tlofpeiiuiiionla at the Balmoral
P"��*'l on Monday last. The remains
fere taken to Kaslo on Tuesday for
(nterrmeut. Kelley, who ha�� ouly
on a short time'in tlie country,
���'as employed at the Idaho mines,
ind hail been alok onlv a week when
he died.
1
seven foit ledge with ten inches of
carbonates and six inches of galena
on the hanging wall. This Is considered by those who have seen it to
be one of the beat strikes ever made
on, the creek. Mr. O'Connell left for
Spokane On Kridav, where he will
make arrangements tor aetive development operations on the claim.
CHURCH
kofiCBs;
- Anglican Church Hev. 0. V.
Yates will preach to-morrow evening
at 7:30 o'clock in Spencer's hall.
1 Presbyterian church Regular services in Virginia hall morning and
evening.   Rev. .1. A. Cleland.
Meth-dUt Church-Kev. A. M
Sanford, A. B., Pastor. Regular services tomorrow at lis. m. and 7:30
p. in. Tbe pastor will preach iu tlie
morning on "The Generous Christ*
Ian." and in the evening on "The
LiraCfa Great Statesman." Every-'
body welcome.
Special -service*, have been held in
tha Methodist Church this week
with fair attendance and good results. The Rev. R. N. Powell, of
New Denver, assisted tba pasmr on
Tuesdav and Wcdnesdav evenings,
preaching two very effectual sermons. Services will be continued
mx*week.
^^tntit Hay, of the Sulvati-m
COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
Council met on Monday evening,
March 27th with Mayer Atherton in
the chair, all members present.
Minutes of the Isst met ting were
read and adopted.
A petition was read-praying for tbe
cancellation of the license granted to
Ihe Theatre Comique, to which the
foUowing names were attached:
Macdonald Bros, Hugh McGee, Ben-
natt & Wamslev, Robt Cunning,
John Buckley, Switzer* McCluskey,
Thompson Bros, J 8 Richardson,
Bert 0 Nelson, L Port man, Water-
land, Harry McDonell, R Orondo,
Lowes A Harrington.
Moved by Aid Cunning, seconded
by aid Switzer, Uiat the license of
tbe Central Music Hall to carry on
theatrics I entertsitintents be not renewed. A vote was taken as follows:
Yeas -Saitzer, Cunning.
Nays���Hunter, Mighton, Crawford,
Broddv.
wiHtrtvea Stornptlean Sal- JDeeNnr to be called on Thursday
in the MetbodUt Church on Men
dav evening. 'I*he views presented
wiil illustrate tlie rescue work of the
Aimv, in tbe interest of which work
the Adjutant \t* visiting the towns of
the Province. Further announce
ment in the church on Sunday.
The Naahcille Students.
Bohx: In Ssndon, on April 1st,
Ihe, wife ol K. R. Atheruai ofa
laughter.
Strike on Codu Creek.
A very good strike was made on
Ihe Rover claim on Wcdnetdav.
I hi* claim, situated about a mile up
[ody creek, adjoining the Bolajidt r
{roup, opposite tlie Noonday, is the
popertv of D. B. O'Connell oisl Aug
N Anderson. Two ledges croaa the
lla in from the Bolander property,
vol lour men have been working for
fo past two months on a 100-foot
Tfnnel to catch one of tliese loads,
mo work waa all In wash and the
Klgc was crosscut on the surface of
F* ^untry rock under 00 feet of
rash.   The showing at present is a
The excellent company of negro
musical artists,  the  Nashville Stu
dent*, made their second appearance
at Chopin ball last night -before a
large audience.    The   programme
showed a mtdly ot catchy ballads,
southern  plantation   melodies, old
camp meeting songs, sketches of lite
-down in the quarter*,' cake walking,
and ventriloquism.   All the choruses
were tine and the enthusiastic audience were net at all backward in demanding cue*am ... Mackenaie, the
���.limiting tenor, Is a natural "nigger
minstrel," and   take*  to comedian
parts aa naturally as a duck slide*-*
off into the water.   He has a sof*
serene, penetrating, insinuating, gal
vanizing smile that sort of warms up
the cockiest ol a man's heart as it
were, or words to'that effect; and is
able to keep his audience much of
the lime in a howling condition.   He
spent his school days making things
hot If  not hotter for his "teacher
dear" at Enterprise, Miss.   Mac has
spent seventeen   years   in concert
work.   Kl Paso Dally Times.
Whosoever misseth the Firemen's
Ball on K-ister Monday, understand-
eth not his biz and knowetb not
when? he is at.
-loved by Aid Mighton, seconded
by Aid Broddy, that the Central
Music Hall be granted a license to
carry on theatrical entertainments
for the space of one month at a rate
of $5 per night, payable in advance.
Amendment to th** motion: Moved
bv Aid Switzer, seconded by Aid
���Cunning, that the motion belaid
e*Vr for consideration at. a special
night, March 81st. The amendment
was lost by a standing vote, as follows:
Yeas -Canning, Switzer.
Navs-Crawford,  Hunter,  Broddv,
Mightor.
The motion was then carried as
follows:
Veas���Hunter,  Crawford, Mighton,
Broddy.
Navs���Cunning, Switzer.
Report of the Committee of Public
Works concerning improvements in
Carpenter and Cody creeks was received and fyled.
Moved, Hunter; seconded, Mighton ; That the Provincial Government
to* petitioned to psss an act to enable
the corporation of the City of Sandon
to borrow certain sums'of money;
and that the city solicitor be instructed to set in the matter.   Carried.
Moved, Switzer; seconded,Broddy;
That the Finance Committee be in
ment of such work.
All members were present. Mayor
Atherton in tbe chair.
Finance Committee presented a
report concerning means to be adopted for raiding innds for carrying out
the improvements.
Council went into committee ofthe
whole and reported. '
Report of the Finance Committee
was laid over for consideration at the
next meeting.
A motion was carried that the
services of Mr. Riblet, C. E., be engaged to make a survey and plat tor
the work on Carpenter and Cody
creeks.
The Committee of Public Works
was authorised to make arrangements for commencing work of improvements.
Council Adjourned.
SANDON ORE SHIPMENTS.
The shipments of ore from Sandon
from August 1,1897, to March 31st,
181)8, inclusive, were as follows:
Slocan Star,
-Ruth,
Payne,
Idaho Mines,
Noble Five,
Reco,
American Jiov,
Sloean Bov-,
Wonderful,
Ajax,
Majestic,
Freddie Lee.
Mt. Adams,
Last Chance,
(toodenougb,
Cananian Group,
Sovereign,
Trade Dollar,
Oueen Bess,
Fountain Fraction,
Miscellaneous,
Ajax Fraetion
Wonderful Bird
Total,       :       :
Ore shipments for the week fhnh
March 24th, to March 31st, inclusive,
were as follows: Pavne 200, Ruth
100, I-ast Chance 80 tons, Reco 40,
Slocan Star i7|, Wonderful Bird 2*.
Total, 439J tons.~K. A S.
2,1*874 tons.
4,785
��,TO0|
1564
519|
U08|
29
**
42
58
12
16      0
15      *
1204
35
20
34
15
204
5
10.
18
24
21,3594 tons
For the week ending March 28st,
  _   _ ____  _.   ...   AO tons of Payne ore were shipped
structed to ftnd out what means can \<*ver the C. P. R.
be adopted to raise  funds for  the |    Idaho Mines,   February 100 tons,
immediate   Improvements   in   the
creek.   Carried.
On motion, the bonds of the city
collector and citv treasurer be placed
at fS.OOOeach.
Motion appointing A. ���. McArthur
city auditor at a salary of #100 a
year was carried.
Messrs. Harris A Kelley were
notified that the steam hosting apparatus in the tire hall was not working satisfactorily.
Council adjourned.
March 30th. Special meeting called bv the Mayor tor the purpose of
considering means of performing
improvements in Carpenter and Cody
creeks, and for the purpose of making arrangements for the commence-
March to 2<'*h 590, Total 690 tons.
Whiaket) Prohibited rt Wrangel.
Col lector of Customs Ivv has decided to strictly enfotce the liquor
prohibition In Alaska, and, in fact,
he has already started to enforce it.''
A few evenings ago, every drop of
liquor offered for sale in Wrangel
was seized by tbe custom* officers,
and the saloons were forced to close.
Some were carrying big stocks and
the loss will fall heavily on them.
It is said that the law will also lie
enforced in other Alaskan cities.and,
contrary to the practice of the past,
the saloon-keepers will not be warned of what is to come and thus enabled to secrete the bulk of their
stock.
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! PAYSTKEAK. 9AN1-*. B.C.. APKH. ft '*"
Don't Tamper With the Mining Lama.
In the year 1861. mining was in Its
ii.fancv in British Columbia in fact
the only mining carried on was In
the plaeer.   At that time Sir James
pouglas was. Lieutenant-Governor
of tlie province and the capital was
at Westminster.    There  were  no
mining law in force, and Sir James
Douglas forwarded a request to the
miners at Cariboo, fbr them to formulate a series of mining laws, having
a judge or some official to correct
and put them in form  to lie passed
upon by the local  House.   This was
tbe inception of our mining taws in
the  province; every miner   had a
vote,   and  a  series of  laws were
framed and presented to the House
by Judge  Walkeni,  then member
from Carib *��>. These laws were then
favorable to the miner and itrospecto.*,
from cfiese lawsemiiiatod the miners'
license.    The  miners, recognizing
fact that mineral  claims should he
recorded, and  that  the  expense of
the  recording  must 4a 11 upon  the
government, prop, wed ttmt $2.50 be
iwid as a recompense tor recording,
and $2.50 as a hospital fund.    Kvery
miner in the province was in accord
with these mini ng law*    The miner,
as a   rule-  never  kicks  against   a
reasonable tn* just   las-, but  of late
years the now amendments have ma
lieen fawn-able to either the   miner
or  prospector,    later   amendment*
have been   more favorable,  and as
the law   now  stands,  all   are now
satisded.    A constant changing  of
the act creates confusion, mid should
be only .done after a careful consideration of facts.     And therefore sll
tampering  with  the   mineral   act
ihould be carefully scrutinize.!, and
ondemned if not favorable  to the
.nining industrv of the province. Tlie
mineral areas of British Columbia are
large  and comparatively unknown
for want ot  research  and development, and it is therefore to the interest of the province that the miner
and prospector should lie assisted b>
the government in  their endseavor
to open up the vast treasure vaults
of this province.   It is the opinion of
many that new amendments should
receive  a   favorable  recognizatlon
from a committee of mining men
before  its  passage.   As it  la,   the
miner only  kicks when some hayseed undertakes to form an amendment to the act, when he don't know
or don't understand what is required
for the developing of the great mineral resources of the province.
Here's ��� Suggestion.
A prominent mining and tliiancial
agent dropped into the Pavstrbak
office the other day, and opened up
on us, something like this i
"Its wrong! I tell you it's all
wrong! The interests of Kootenay
are being sacrificed to the transportation oompnnies and boomers of the
the Coast. The Klondike is over
estimated and great numbers of peo** 'opportunity.".
pie are being inveigled into the frozen north on the strength of boom
literature and statements which
facts don't justify. The Kootenay
has never been properly advertised,
tts wealth will be greatest when
Klondike is obsolete, yet its name is
hardly known where Klondike is a
household word. Supt. White
said the other day that he figured
that a hundred million dollars would
chsnge hands in transporting and
outfitting fbr the north. What for ?
To take out some flifteen millions of
plscer gold. If that amount were
invested in the Slocan it would be
the greatest inining camp on earth.
These mines are permanent, not like
the placer booms of the north. Capi
tttl is going the wrorg way. It
ought to be stopped. I tell you It is
all wrong."
"You're right. Anyone know*
that. But how do you propose to
remedy it?"
"Remedy it!" exclaimed the
financial man. "Why, no rented)
has been attempted yet. It should
not ht? a difficult to do. All that is
required is common-sense co-operation by the several boards of tra-l*
iu the country.   Advertise thia dis
trict.   Don't let a man go to  Klon
dike   without   knowing  all   about
Kootenay before he starts. Katablisii
bureaus of information in Victoria,
Vancouver, Seattle, Dyea, Skagway,
Wrangel,  aiai.  every   other place
where the Klondike-** could  he in
tercepted.   Put good, practical, com-
tutai-seuse bushiest*  men, who ha ye
had  experience  iu   the   Kootenay,
into these otttces.   Supply tin***** men
with all kinds of advertising matter
not boom literature, but facta and
statistics   and bring these directly tithe attention of those people who sre
going north.   Tell them  about our
output, our mines, smelters, railway
facilities, climate, and all other Inducements which the country affords.
Thousands of people would be turned toward Kootenay.   Experts and
representatives of cspits I would have
an opportunity to learn a few facta
that would be or interest to them snd
value to the Kootenay. Suppose they
do not come directly to this district,
the information thus im-anted would
eventually   benefit    this    country.
These people who represent capital
are looking for investments.   If they
don't ttml what they want in  Klon.
dike they will   look elsewhere.   If
Kootenay does the advertising Kootenay will get tlie l**ueltt.   Advertising this country is sure money snd
the  investment  should  be    made.
Intercept the people going In  and
coming out.   Have a  good  agent
there to do some  hard headed talking,   (rive them common sense and
facts and the result Is Inevitable.   It
lies in  the  hands of the boards of
trade of these towns to do this.   An
investment of   110,000   would be
worth millions  in  this  connection.
The present moment Is the golden
A Chute of
JOB PRINTING
Is Still Being Worked at
THE PAYSTREAK
OFFICE.
There Ih not mneh pay In It, but the
quality of the work Is Just as hijrh a*
It wan when Sandon waa the
Hottest Town in the Gulch.
Tlie price* are mime what despondent
in sympathy with the sad condition
of trade, and
NOW   IS   THE TIHE
To lay away a supply for the *ood
times that are likely to come upon ih
suddenly and without warning. THE l'AVSTItKAK, SANDON, B.C., APRIL 2, lft*.
TWO   WOMAN'S   LIVES.
Two b I*** wen turn hi Um- mII-jimm- town,
On the taty saan Srtsta day t
Tbay *_wft-��d*J'*4et^lBth--4jmc4h-*'
lu the v��rjf <��lf aune way; M .�������_>
Aud U4b ��*nt j-aru and tnnoc*ttt
At f-iUns i*������� of anow,
Hot am ot OteJMlived InUr* terrtcad -mi**,
Two cbUdnm ptn*'��d in ttw trlfHwine town.
And tlw rSIMnm bath won tmtt.
Hot om bad cur* tan-Aid Maootb nod mond,
Tbe ollwr had tanyi-d hrnli;
Two rbUdrwn tmtb gnw up apnea,
A* other rblldrwn grow,
But one of Omm Unrd hi ilw UrmtMd Sou*,
Aod mw in tlw nttnt twlow.
Two m-ldww wtonsbt tn Uw mlt tato* tuwa,
Aod ti*w wm wa-Msd nnd tovad;
The otlwr Mwthnjiiffb tlw fiirulu'* part
Thc World wbtm ber sl*u*t muvt-d;
AndiMw wm MnStmt a hat>tJ> bride.
Ttw ollwr knew ear** and war*;
Wot on�� ol Uwn U*/*d In Uw tettaead knon
And om tn throttnt twlow.
Tm. wonwn lay Srad In Uw a*tt-mon lown.
Aud oua bad bad tawnier eat*.
Tb** other wm Wtt b> dw aiooa
on bar nalkt ��tt tbln and Uni*;
A nd ������'��** bad many to mourn hue km*.
Wot th*> tdbat tew wnr* w.mid ��>����� -,
W.*r >������' bad lived in tba ***rt-*-**4-d boon.
And una In the ��tr.*et hdum.
If Jem* wbci db*4 tor Uw rich and Uw poor.
in w..iMln��tt��h<��ly km,
Tm* l<M*tb ihe *mna to ttta arm*
And ��mtrkd them aUtve.
Tiwii alt Umhlfci******* **ani-*t��-d i-nlte.
for In baaveu mm* w mid know
\\ bkh of litem llvdl In the tatrotred bout*
And wtokb iu the mir.fi tins
-liiktantilled.
AS   IWMK3HK   ���4MKI.VKR.
a 000-barrel was struck, and the 200
acres upon which s Baptist minister
lived snd died in poverty became almost
priestess in value.
Small intereat* in s single well were
���sold for 1100,000, and capitalists bom all
ths Isrge cites elbowed each otbsr (in
the rush snd push for territory. Ibe
post office speedily became third in the
amount of busine-M transacted in the
state of Pennaylvanis. Seven clerks assisted the postmaster, while hundreds of
men often stood in line waiting for their
turn to be served. Hotels, ssloons,
theaters nnd all the resorts common in
large cities started by ths do-en. A
daily paper was started, a fire snd police
department organized, churches built
snd railways to Keno snd Oleopolia
nearly finished before the end came with
s dull thud. Ute production of many of
the wells fell off, the completion of pipe
lines drove 1,500 teamsters elsewhere
for employment, disastrous fires wiped
out the none too substantial buildings
and the town collapsed like a burst balloon. Fire wiped out a portion of tlie
city in February. 1865. Eighty buildings
were burned in May and June. Thirty
wells and 20,000 barrels of oil went np
the same flue in August. Hie principal
hotel, the Ihmforth, brought 116 for fire
wood, while other good buildings were
removed to Pleasantville or Oil City.
The railroads wen* abandoned, and in
1877 but six voters remained.
Weighing-   tbe   New   Baby.
TRAMSPOBTATION    TO
BIVK&.
THB   PBACB
Livingston, Mont.���The erection of an
ni'iiiftise smelting plant in Park county
in now assured. Kaatern capital hss be-
���.-���line Interested in the project and it is
now definitely announced that work on
the plant will begin at an early date,
i II. Conrad, president of the Montana
Coal and Coke Cbmpan>, o|><*ratin-_ at
11<��rr, returned a fea ��lay* a*o from that
I'oint, where be had lieen with John B.
Atkinson s representative of an eastern
syttdkata, looklna ov. ��� the stdvautatfe*
.itb*re.I for smelting purport**. Mr. Atkinson is highly please.! with the location
snd predicts thst in tbe near futuie
'melting planta will lie operated more
snt-cfsamny in l*ark county, than at
ma.iy points In the west.
Tlte new plant will In* operated in con
neci ton witli ths Isrpe coke work* of the
Montana Coal and I*oke Comtmny al
I lore. It ts pf-of-nerd to o-jdatf tlie ovens
now in uss with sn improved own
which will save Uie gas and other by-
pnalucta from tlte ami. Tlie ga�� will he
Mored in tanks and mil be utiltaed in
conducting the smelter. The Yellow
some river st this poiitt gives a never
failing water power, which together with
the product* taken from the ami, while
the coking process i* taking place, will
niake it possible to reduce ore* cheaper
than mvmr before attempted in Montana.
Kxperta sre confident that tbe pmpfwed
smelter would revolutionise the reduction
oi ores in Ihe west. Tlie economical iv
���bition of on* will reault in s large mini
la*r of mines carrying low-gtade ore beiti-*
placed in operation and will be an im-
I mt taut factor in developing the mining
distort in this portion of the state.
It was Mr. Conrad's first intention to
erect a plant at a cost of a I-out flftn.tUi
but the plan* hsve now la-en chan*_��*��l
completely ami fully |7U0,UU0 will be SS*
peiuled on
the plant.
lip i.i a a a bocsikt.
Pitbole creek flows through Allegheny
township. Venango county, and empties
into the Allegheny river eight ttiilceabove
Oil City. Upon ths tmnk* of this insignificant stream rose tlie most wonderful
town in some resjiect* the world ever
saw, says tlte Pltisburg Dispatch. In
the space of only three months a farming commtmitv of three or four hundred
families wss transformed into a city of
16,000 people.   Petroleum did it.
An operator named 1. N. Frawr was
the first to invade this tract, which, from
surface indications, waa good for little
else than a stone quarrv. This wns i i
the fall of 1864.   The following January
The story of a young and devote* 1
father. The baby was his first, and he
wanted to weigh il.
"It's a bumper mU right!" he exclaimed.    "Where are the scales T*
tlie domestir bunted up an old-faah-
ed pair, and Hie proud young father
assumed charged ol the operation.
"I'll trr it at eight pounds," he said,
"liditnf the weight along the beam at
that figure. ^^^^^
"It won't do. She weighs ever so
much more than that."
He then AA the weight along several
notches farther.
"Hy George!" lie aaid. "She weight*
more*than tciiiwunda-eleveo���twelve���
thirteen���fourteen!   Is it possible!"
He set the baby and tbe scales down
and rec-ied himself.
"Biggest baby I ever saw," he pante-i,
resuming the weighing proeeai*.   "Fif
teen ami a half���sixteen! This thing
won't weigh her. See. sixteen is the last
notch, ami she jerks it un like a feather!
(ioand gets big pair of scales at some
neighbor's. Ill bet a tenner that she
weiiths over twenty pounds. Millie," he
shouted, rushing into the next room,
"she's the biggest h**by in this country-
weighs over sixteen pounds!"
"What did you weigh her on ?" inquired the young mother.
"On the old aesles in the kitchen."
"The figureson those an* only ounces,"
she   replied  quietly.     "Bring me toe
baby, John."
Oet   Dawn   lo   Hu��tne����.
(train*, says : A word to Ihe young
man preparing to open a store of hi**
own: When you jjot ready to tell I lie
public what you are g-iiing to do. Dee
plenty of advertising* space to tell your
atory well and thoroughly, hut tell it
simply Just get down tn husiiie*.s and
tell people in short, simple words, all
about your new store and your now
���,-ood*. Act like a solid htialhesa man.
not like a llv by
ni^'lit
hoi ii*�� �� .,,. .v ...���.-- fakir The man
who merely jumps tin ami down might
as well stand still "Soft nml fair jfoe**,
far in a dav." Work up a go.A solid
business by solid business methods
Coax and wheedle nml surest ami
argue���don't try to yank trade in by
the hair. As Bill Nye once sagely observed, "When.you want to kiss a girl.
don't grab for It.* Take your timc-*->its
there "
Tho surest way to wealth is to create
it���not tn accumulate what others have
created.- Iceland Stanford.
A section of country that is now attracting much attention is Peace river.
Of this so lar as known valuable mining
section few reliable reports are obtainable. From the fact that at the present
time a part of 25 men from Fresno, and
San Lois Obispe, California, are here
outfitting for that section for a two
years stay, and that next month from
one district alone, a party of 50 men
will arrive for that section, besides hundreds of other gold seekers that will be
coming in from now on. It seems an
opportune time to urge on the government that this is the accepted time for
encouragement to transportation cotn-
Knies to build up and open the section
own as the Peace river country, by
steamers, railroads, wagon roads,
trails, etc. We understand a company
sre now applying, or about to do so, to
tbe provincial government for a charter
for railroad and steamboat lines from
Ashcroft. If so justice wilt demand that
a careful consideration be paid the company above referred to. or any other
company that can command the necessary capital to undertakea work of this
magnitude. Reports of tne striking of
this magnitude. Reports of the striking of rich diggings at the headwaters
of the Findlay river, which with the
Parsnip forms the Peace river seems to
be authentic. There are many thou
sands of square miles in that'section
lying north ot Omentca, and east that
could well be reached by a transportation line with the starting point at
Ashcroft by rail 1**5. miles Soda Creek,
from there" hy steamer to Quesnelle and
with the promised government work mi
the Cottonwood and Fort George
canyons, and a little work is required
on Hie outk* to Stuart's lake, a continuous water course is ot��e,n to the upper
end of North TaHa Lake, or by the use
ofGi***comh portage across the Fraser
J, I*fci mile* above Quesnelle. the portage
bein** ouly seven miles across to Sum
mlt lake, the source of the Parsnip is
reached, and down this stream the navigation is good as far as and even below
the Findlay branch. These routes
would open up an immense territory
Cariboo with its more than 7,OiM),OJ0
pounds of freight sent tbrousrh from
Ashemft Inst year would benefit great-
Iv Omeniea'with its most promising
hydraulic properties that are being
now opened up on a large scale, and
the rnst unexplored country lying
north, stretching out toward the Laird
and the Mack nixie rivers, all would be
immensely benefitted by a course of
action that will bring abont as speedilv
aa may he the introduction of railroad*
and steamboats ���Ashcroft Journal
Hj-ptaotlslng n Hon.
"Did vou ever hypnotise a chicken '*���*'
asked Police Commissioner Kind the
other night "It's dead easy Just
catch your hen, place it on the floor in
front of you with its tail toward you.
Take a" piece of chalk and draw a
straight line, beginning* at a point just
under the hen's head and extending a
foot and a half or more
"The bird will fasten its eyes on the
chalk, and in a twinkling she is uncoi ���
acinus of anvthimr but tiiat line You
can cuff and kick her about as much as
you please, but here *xaxe will immediately return to the chalk line When I
waa"nailing before the ma��t it was not
an unusual thing on a ealtn day, when
there was no work in sight, to see ;i
dtuett or more sailors, each wtth a hen
in hia hands, draw iixts* chalk marks It
is the most perfect case of complete
hypnotism I ever saw. Just try it Some
time if vou dont believe It."���Toronto
Blade,*         .
You'll never track me through the
world by the quarters I've dropped.��� C
P. Huntington.
I never made a loan iuHiieneed by
other consideration-,  than the  prolvt-
blllty  of the payment of the interest
and the return of the principal.���!>���()
Mills.
THE   SOBO   Or THB   DITBB*.
Do yon bear my snmmons hammer thro* the
crackle and the eUmur.
Da too feel my throb and thrill?
When I meet the wnell of powder, ob, my merry
note grown louder.
And my son*? shall not he BUI.
Follow, each ijeside Ms fellow, 'heath Um vapors
arey and yellow,
Wildly, cbeerinff, sternly damn,
And ramble, rumble, ramble, when the smoke-
wreaths tose and tumble,
Ton ahall bear tbe rollbur dram.
Follow ibe dram I
Men forget their fears and foflJeeu they face the
Winding volleys.
And tbe young iwfuKs they come.
With their simple ranbunit faces, from the oniet
country placet*.
To the call of me, ttw dram.
Come, pioughboy, lad and carter, and yoar life
blood l reel r barter
For Uie bullet rare tor tome.
And rattle, rattle, rattle through tbe din aad roar
of battle.
You shall hear the rolling dram.
Follow the dram I
When Uie hoys that follow fast there, drop aside
and fall at laat there,
From the -.urging lines of red.
Then no more of npmp and raffle;  my notes
awhile I mutt-*.
And I moan and mourn the dead.
Hot the rlisiiig battle needs me, and the whlstl
ing l-uilet speeds me:
Through tlie reeling ranks I come,
And clatter, clatter, clatter, where the broken
rechnents scatter,
Vou shall bear the rolling dram.
Follow the dram I
-P.1I M��H Ga-etk-.
A young smart-looking Scotch clergyman was preaching in a strange country
church. Fearing that his hair was not
properly parted in the middle, or perhaps
that be might have a smudge on his
nose, he quietly and significantly aaid to
the tteadle, there being no mirror in the
vestry: "John, could you get me a
_;lass V
John disappeared, and. after a few
minutes returned with something nnder
his coat, which, to the astonishment of
the clergymau, he produced in tbe form
of a lemonade bottle, with a gill of
whisky in it, saying: "Ye maunna let
on [tell] altout it, minister,for 1 got it as
a great favor; and 1 wadna hae trot it
ava if I hadna aaid it was for you V' It
may he well to mention that amongst
the humbler orders in Scotland "aglass"
is the expression for s dram of liquor.
In the foregoing anecdote we sre not
told whether the minister or John consumed the gill.
>���_������������������-___������������������_������__
If you are���
Thirsty,
weary,
" HUNGRY,
Call at the
Hotel Ivanhoc.
HOTEL SAN DON
Ih tin* Pioneer  Houae of the City
4*hdta-9t0*t-* ->-> a I
R. CUNNING,
Proprietor.
SANDON BOTTLING CO.
FITZGERALD A DAV. Propn.
 Mamifntuivrtt of all	
Kinds of  CARBONATFD  DRINKS
Syphons, Ginger' Ale,
Sarsaptrilla, Etc, Ktc.
8andox-, BO.
Patronize home industry
when -yon want the best
m THE PAYSTItEAK, SANOON, B* C., APttO. **. ***%
The Pavstreak.
Is issued every Saturday tn Sandon, tn ute heart
of the gTeateat White Metal camp on earth.
Subscription     ��� ...    |_.00sye*r
StrtcUyln advance.
Adflraw; Taa PAV-rasaa, Sandon, B.C.
SANDON.   B. C APRIL   2,  1898
The 8pokane route to the Slocan Is
in good condition, no trouble being
experienced in dossing the passes.
John L. Sullivan is anxious to
raise a regiment of prlae fighters to
go agalnat Spain.' This would paral
ize the Dons, as tbey are unacquainted with jawbone warfare.
A genuine ghost Is ssid to haunt
one of the placer claims near Da arson
City. IDght be a ghost of some of
tbe chances the people are taking In
their search for the metal that is
yellow in its complexion.
The talk about an alliance between
England nnd the United States may
grow into something substantial. If
the two nations Would stand pat they
could bluff tbe balance of the world
on any military proposition that
might heave in sight.
The dividing of the Slocan into
three divisions last year against tbe
wishes of the people will furnish a
tew nails for the coffin ofthe present
B. C. Government Tbe sooner it
gets six leet of earth the better fbr
this unfortunate Province.
Spain and the United States The
Court ot Inquiry has reported to President McKinley its findings, which
are that the Maine disaster was the
result of the explosion of a floating
submarine mine. The blame cannot
be directly fixed upon the Spanish
government, but it is safe to wager
that Uncle 8am will take this oppor
tunity to give Spsin a thrashing. It
wont be necessary for us to become
excited, nor would it be good man-
ners to do so. It would be more de
coreous fbr us to open anaoo-unt with
Uncle Sara and prepare to receive his
patriotic financiers, wbo are bent on
traveling in foreign lai ds when tbat
nation is at war. We can reeoui
mend any of tbe Slocan Lake towns
fbr quietude and rest���and they are
perfectly sale. j
situation Many Have their heads so
completely turned by the Klondike excitement that nothing can be done with
them."
This is the correct explanation of the
Klondike furor. The inexperienced
eastern man, who haa never seen a gold
or silver mine, allows hi* fancy *- ���*-*
chained by a
umu--. .... - liitlc pile of nUjCtfets of
nroii-WH|tienttal value comparco with
he monthly   profits paid by scores of
*���   ������.-"���_   ... <__.__���  __tjf
aad
TRIED   TO   RKrOBM.
The Sad
In tho ��real
k
Spanish" has been taken off
the blll-of tare in several New York
restaurants owing to the high grade
of patriotism now prevailing In tbat
city. This is surprising, as our
American cousins should be prepared
to down anything Spanish.
It* Eaquimault is entitled to two
members in tbe Provincial Jumble
now in session at Victoria, surely the
Slocan, with more.than five times the
number of voters should have one
representative in that brilliant as
semUage of massive intellects.
i 	
Tii sodden change in thc Mineral
Act in reference to advertising certi floats of improvement notices Is said to
have been made to please a surveyor
with political influence who would
have been out a few doHarson advertising if Baker's amendment had
become law. Nice legislators we
have in B. C.
The U C Government does, not
display good sense in distributing
their advertising. They pay the
same rate to all papers, but prefer in
many oases to waste the people's
money by patronising little patent
gutted, pap-socking rags without influence or scarcely any circulation, to
bold and independent Journals whose
edito swill jk* say 'that'sgood"to
every move that the bunglers make.
���'"   * i-' ���
It Is now almost, an smut-red fact
that war will be declared between
  Story or a UoM	
Waat.
Tompkins went away ont west last fall
to win fame and fortune in journalism
and incidentally to elevate society generally. His success may be imagined,
notes tlie Detroit Free Press, from the
fact that he was back to hia native soil,
out of pocket and out of spirits, wh3e he
unburdened himself thus to the first
friend he met:
."Don't yon say anything about the
big, great-hearted West to tne*"
"Didn't you get along all right out
there ?"
"Oet along! Aw, yea! I got along
home as toon as 1 could, and here I'm
going to may. I'll just tell you all about
it. I atarted my paper up all right and
got out one number, and I made it good
and strong and told the people tome
solemn truths about the morals and
manners of the town, and how I'd come
out there in a missionary spirit, as it
���dere, to help them to do better, etc.
Well, if you'd believe me, tbe paper
hadn't been out three hours before a l*ig,
ungentlemanly brute sailed into my
office and kicked me out of mv chair and
kicked me over my desk and dragged me
around by the heels am) held me out of
the second slor y window, bead downward, until I'd promise to take back
what I'd said about his saloon. Th��*n a
woman came in and would have boras-
whipped me if I had not locked myself
up in a closet. She hadn't been gone 10
minutes befoie a man came in and
knocked three of my front teeth down
my throat and poured a lot of paste all
over me. before 1 could get it washed
off a whole lot of rude creatures came
tearing un the stairs, using awful language auo they threw mv whole outfit
out of the windows and dragged me
down stairs and chucked me in a pond,
and when they threatened to ride me on
a rail if I didn't leave the place in three
hours, I got up and left, as any man of
spirit would have done. The east is
good enough for me. Tlie wild west isn't
susceptible to culture anyhow."
ILLUSION   or   MIHIMO.
A Rossland mining operator, horns
from an eastern trip, recites the difficulties experienced in interesting the
uninformed in quartz mining: "You
show them a piece of Kootenay ore, and
thev look at it cloudy and ask:
'Where is the gold/' Vou tell them
that it is in the rock, and thev reply:
���Where is It? I can not see it*' Then
they will tell you that the pure gofd is
to be found in the Klondike, and all
one has to do to get it is to diir for It
and take ont the gold. 1 told them the
g��dm the Kootenay rock Is not Ut*e
/told, and had to explain how it is extracted  before   they   understood the
smelting mines ll took* so easv
out icing There are the lumps of gold,
dug fronrthe earth iu a way not unlike
that of digging potatoes You get to
Klondike, vou stake out your datet,
vou shovel the pav earth into a rocker,
land at night vou* stow away tbe nug
gets in a coal oil csn. No skill, no
e*|ierienee, no bookkeeping* required.
One mail can do it as well a* another
(>t course this a fanciful picture is
very different from the real thing, tail
the Klondtker does not learn the differ
ence until he gets upon the ground.
This desire of the ea*tern man to one
the reals-mid likewise make* him ao
easy tb *l tor the promoter who 1* selling or t.t��*tking that most tre*chei*��tt*
of gold tnitu-.. the narrow scam or the
pockety chute from which moat of the
tine gold quart* specimens are taken
Some of thsse liny veins, an inch or
less in thickness, turn out specimens
lhat are veritable jewel**. Rut thev
hardly ever return a profit. The im*\
perienedd investor know* no-thing of
thai His fancy l�� caught by thi* hand
some speehnen. ami again**! thai a
'min toad of pay ore without t >>������ *, eit��w
itleain weighs as nothing with hint, lb*
want* an interest in a mine wh ������*<* tb|
gold can be picked mil aod -flowed
away in one's pocket without ant
medium of railroads and smelters
And lhat is why aomany eastern people lose at mining.���Spokane Review
rnited States declared the i^��� .
���*\% Lome admitted that h�� Wrote
the letter and resigned r\lf
organs said the letter did m.t m,m
to much, thai It was a privsiei*,---
andeowM not he official I*, r^c-mii**
and that tt was not neci***-** , etn, j*
Spain to apologias.
"Tba Maine wss Mown up ���> H*v._,
harbor. Without waiting tor stir tun
tha cur pre* declared ii an ��r*>im
They suppresssd tlie fans   Thev mi
* *d 4ak����r Interview,   i, -^
, rant that the Maine ��** *���*�����_�����
hlorppdn Tbe cur pr**** ui.iihm-^
the Cubans did tt. or r> ����. ,(..���_.
bv some uaautboriiusj ,-.r.. -,-, Hn
pleaded thai Spain could o..t he mj
s*-____sftWa,M-__llMs1l
s ^^^���n-t-sr"-*s ****o*w --
"All evor th* eountry the . nr ttrgtm
are -whining excuses for Spain ��m
fawning at tne feel of their Utidi**i
Ing masters. It It enough *��� -,n*u- u
honest American nanounce hi.ditt***
ahlp. These are the organ* ���**��<**�� m
sa* much to asy shout 'national smt>.*t
some ihae ago **
Ott   rtahAs af  Mood   U��~<-����-.
, THK   ���*��?**���   r��K��*.
>The following trenchan criticism t*
from the pen of V V Adams, one of th.
editor* of ihe New Time He writ***
from the standpoint of " President John
Smith *
"De l/inie. the Spanish minister l��
the t'nited States, wrote �� letter la
which he -mid thst i*rt*��idei*t McKinley
wai a low poiititican, and tbat Spain
had no intentions of carrving out it*
proini-sea.
I    "Kvery goht bug. cur organ Id the
Bestdse being iadtspntal'v ridb it
cosl deposits. Cast Kootenav is mM. m
good authority, to haw Other remmrm
availing the completion oi il* ��.-.<���>
Neat hut railway One ot ih,-** t* m
fully devstope ths petruteum find in tto
���vwtttjeaatrfn portion of the > *,t ���,*�����.
vviley.   This is S -auction A "t l��s
tittle known sad is seper-?-**** j<*>n�� tW
eemstader of tlte district by ��� *.��***��� d
high mountains. TbeoofU.. ->t��ws
are good, aod two different .jvuhots 4
oil have bmrn looad on K��*s - �� ������ ���***���..
a short diataoes north of ti��** UwtsvUn
baa. There is natural gas I*���������-.. the \*A
rock thai bora* fnseiy on igto"**��. to
*^rl��ya. of tho Wominioo '...-..-���hsswi
���ii-rvey, makes special trii* to ����i<-.��sS��
snd wss surprised to fio���� n>*t fi* ��s
-vas gsatrtns and also thst it �� a* to-wd
tht cs-mbrian formati**!) m ��ll ed
llyf.jotvt are tn I *rttt��**a loae
I	
tieble
stone
"Ws save MP having s coat ��l ****** M
''*4tht T*
"My Wmod ssbl mv griffit, wmMA
took wait dragging bis ������*"���*��� >!
��<'d
IbillKHT MtrDOJItl.t)
Mm Mait^gst*
ffiMJCTi*]
\*Xi rs rt **>
K�� i
) % MACDOKAL1)  BROH., Proprietor.
Rates fl.SO to 92.1V) \a*r day.-  .
Headquarters Ibr Mining H)a��ulaUws nnd Cnpliallsta
Reco Ave.,      ���    - ��� Handon.
HX
Dealer iq MEArV*
 : AT:
SANDCN,    R(XSSIjANI), NKlW,   KASIA   PII.OT HAY
TIIREK   FOKK8.
UNO
3ANDON.
#r
W/M'AN
ciir 'tm ffAtST-ifeJ-.--. SANDON, B.O., APH1L 2, 1898.
MlMMWOktb   WB-l-ttl   OS   U.   C.
Irttht annual report of the Minister
Mines tsWas ars given showing tba output of thstode mime, the returns being
taken for use actually rsalissd upon
during the year. The flrat table shows
that up to 1MB British Columbia has
produced intalnerais no less Ian 1112,-
418,488, gt*A and coal being the two
prlndi-41 Matures.
The rspM Increase during the past
seven years Is In Itself a suedact history of the growth of Provincial mines.
In lft*2, the influence of lode mines first
began to be felt, since which the increase hss been wholly due to metalliferous mines, tbe coal output not hv
creasing.
The report notes the increase In the
output of coke from Coihot, the -hulk
going to the Kootenay smelters, and
allude* to a new and important market
ior thia coke now opening In Mexico.
In dealing frith ths gratifying growth
of Uie mininjf industry, Mr. Cariyle ssy*
tbat while the rasiiltssre net phenomea-
al, tho tacresss of the output of lode
mine* from 1100,000 in I Wi to |7,0W,0HO
in Itttf, and with aa ineroase of t* per
cent. In the past year, commands attention. That 1801 will ace a substantial in-
civaiet* now asstirsd from the amount
��it ore now In sight in tbe different distorts, snd from tlte tact thst tlie
.��m .iint ol customs return*, fov shipments
ol ��a* for Januarv, ISSH, were tl.tW.45H
a* -outpared witlt 1075^00 in 1897 {these
���bipments from West Koot.-nay only.)
Tin* report notes also tbe iiie*-osasd in*
crassa of capita) In the Province. The
interest of capital tn tbe mineral re
famrcsa of the l*rovince hss been srouaed
to a degree quite uoraineitenrate with
what the mining nsgkma are now proper-
.il to show or o#er, ami in <*r**at Britain
a large amount Of monev ta how ready to
i-eaeut hero, providcl p**>\, butanes*
like <>n>|io*��iUoos ��*an ta? presented. Not
only Sre gold properties now greatly iu
���li-maiid, mil also silver and eop|t��r, as
tin* money-making pusstbititias of tlu*
hit_h grade silver ore*, a* found in the
siocnn, ainsworth snd other camps, are
acknowledged bv investor***, but often
ignored by spscuUtors, who wish to osier
to the public's tests for gold.0
Mr. tariyle has this to ssy shout tbe
good effects of ths new company's set:
' (hiring the sarly part of the year, pending tlie enactment ef tbe new oomuany'a
act, with mors stringent regulations, a
great many mining companies were
registered with a capitslisslion tbat
savored of the ridiculous, but the payment of WO or 1100 for Um liven** on
July 1st eras mors thaa a great manv of
these companies could stand, and they
ceased to exist. A good many com-
tianle*, organised solely to mske money
by the sale of stock, ss ths public wa��
then worked up to such a pitch a* to to*
willing to buy almost sny thing offered,
have ��o*|wnded with no assets, aa they
never poawmert anything except bonds
or options on properly or unwonted loca-
liona. However, strong companies, snd
Uie number is increasing, have lieen purchasing both prospect* and developed
properties or mine*, snd mining operations are becoming extensive, and more
thorough snd substantial work is being
done.,r
He hss, too, some good advice tooffer:
"To the public at large It may be well to
state In reference to tne mining resourcea
of this Province, thst Uwy now promise.
to become yearly more valuable, that
British Columbia can n-Vtv claim a
place among tbe mining countries ol Ute
world, ami that with favorable climatic
and natural conditions, excellent law*
and good Government, snd rapidly extending means of transportation and
cheaper treatment ol ores, many op|*or-
tunttiss tor the careful sad proper
investment of money are now here
afforded. But it Is slso to be retnehiher
ed thst this la no longer a terra incognita, that there sre many here already
closely watching for and prepared to purchase any good claim* that may he din-
that it Is quits absurd to
anyone, probably totally
covered, and
���Oppose     tiiat    -..jwinr,   ytUtJWtny    MJUMI-
tgnorant of tninins affair*, can corns here
"EL"1.*tew ***** ***** UP properties
���Ith phenomenally rich showings, sshss
been claimed by some wbo hsvs come,
bought snd gone back to Host companies
mr means of most specious prospectuses.
Thsre sre msny good properties thst,
from sortsce indications snd scanty de*
velopment, promise favorably, but it is
atones seen Uiat capital must begot,
snd for snob companies sre needed, but
when a company promises deflnltsly
large and speedy returns from properties
���with little or no development done upon
them, the public should be then extremely suspicious. The Province has
been made to unjustly suffer for the
deeds of s few such companies, which
have quickly proved their inability to
fulfill their glowing promise* of quick
and large returns, although in some instances, when proper work has been
done, these promises may yet be redeemed.
So far sll this silver-lead ore has had
to be exported to the United States for
treatment, but at both the Trail and
Nelson smelters, lead stacks are being
erected, and the smelting of this high
���rade lead ore will be attempted, providing dry ore, or thst containing lees
thsn five per cent, ot lead will intermix
So far the amount of this dry silver
ore lias heen very small in this Province,
and its discovery would greedy serve to
amplify tbe smelting of these silver-lesd
ores within our own borders.
West Kootenay produced nearly all of
thia ore during 1HM7, the North Star mine
in Kaat Kootenay (impended shipments
utiUI Uie completion of tbe Crow's Nest
Pass railway. As Mated elsewhere, thi*
average net or yield values of 33,57tf ton**
ot Uw* >lucan ore were 108*5 ounces per
ton, and 45.7 tier cent, lead, with a total
gram vslue of |M?.70 per ton, or ISO tn
tMnst.
No large copper mines have yet developed. The production of 5,325,000
pounds during ISO? came almost enttrelv
from Rossland and the Hull mines at
Nelson, the average yield vslue st Um*
former being 1.32 per cent., st Uie letter
.���U-i per cent. Work ia in progress on
the, st presHiit, low grade copper it-earing
deposits in Boundary Creek district, and
considerable pnwpecting was ilone at
Kamloops, on the Island of Vancouver
and adjacent islands, especially at tin-
Van Aada oo Texada island, whence
several hundred tons of good grade
bronile ore wees shipped.
Tbe production of tbe colleriets on
Vsncouver Inland waa about the same aa
that of the previous year, but in 1808 the
demand for coal should greatly increa.��e
in consequence of the very great increase
In tbe number of steamers engaged in
ths northern trade. Tbe coke ovens t.t
Oomox produced over 17,000 tona of coke,
moatlv for the Kootenay smelters, and
Urge barges sre being built so Uiat the
coke can Tie sent to the mainland in cam.
to avoid re-shipment there. The great
Held* of coal in Ktst Kootenay will soon
be availshl**' aa the railroad through tbe
Crow's Nest Pass west to the Columbia
river will be completed in another year,
when coal and coke will be delivered in
Kaat and West Kootenay, and thus effect
great improvment in the conditions
affecting the smelting industry of Uie interior.
About 2,000 tons of magnetic iron were
shinned from Ute Glen iron mines ties
^^^^���^^^���^^^^P^K____   _,_k-H|__.__i t**-
Kamloops to the American smelters tor
a Hux.
Some platinum was secured bom the
hydraulic and placer mines in Caridoo
antl Vale, and tne Minister of Mine* haa
asked for samples of black sands to be
sent in to tbe Isborato y of the department, where such will be tented free for
platinum snd iridium, tor both of which
are ever a good market snd good prices.
The cinnabar mines in Uie Kamloops
[district have temporarily shut down,
without proving anything yet of value.
Taking up Uie various districts of Uie
Province. Mr. CubUs, after describing
the work of tho different hydraulic
mines In Cariboo, says that as the district in which mining is done in Cariboo
I ia yet only a small part of that division,
territory may yet be diaeoesfsd
slong the continuation of ths gold belt to
the Northwest.
In describing the HaU Mines, in. ths
Nelson divison, the report notes shst thai
matte smelting blast furnace at the
works is the biggest on this eontiaent-
snd oapsble of smelting 300 tons s dsy.
During Um yesr 47,500 tons of Silver
King ore were smelted, yielding 054,585
on. of silver and 3,453,644 lbs* of copper
sod a little gold. '
Por Uie Slooan district the net smelter
returns save 3,(M1-,2B7 ess. of silver, 30,*
707,705 foe. lead, and 183 oas. of gold,'a
value of 13,200,686, sgsinst ���i.tt-.Oll the
ding year. Ths actual yields per
ton were 108.5 oSs. silver, 46.7 per cent,
lesd, s vslue ner ion of f07.71. The
Slocan mines pa-d dividends amounting
to 1060,000 in 1807.
In the Trail district the net production
wss 68,804 tons, of which there were
07,024 om. of gold, 110,088 of silver,
1,810,586 lbs., of eopper, a- value of
12,007,280, as against $1,243,360 for the
previous year. The net average per ton
was 1.42 om. gold, 1.60 oss. ailver,* 1.32
per rent, copper; value |30.48. The
dividends paid by this district were
6400,000 in 1808.
Mr. Carlyle calls attention to the fact
tbat the few ss to assessment work is
evaded by men relocating each others
claims, and then deeding them back to
the original owners. This has the effect
of retarding mining progress, and lie advocates as a remedy of the evil that a
certain amount of work should bs required within 90 days after location.     '
The rush to the north will haves good
effect on Uiat portion of tht Province
Mr. Carlyle predicts. In earlier 'days
qharU was neglected in Cassiar and'Cariboo, but now both placer and lode mines
will be looked for, and hence tbe activity
in the north will" tie great, and the discoveries may bn of great value. The reports notes, too, thst with Uie extension
of railroads, cheaper coke ana coal and
better smelting rates, it wilt be found
posaible to utilise vast quantities oi low
grade ores thsn cannot now be worked
profitably.
Speaking of placer gold, the report
note* the work being done on hydraulic
mining leases on Cariboo and other parts
oi Uie Province, and remarks that dining the past year gold dredging on the
Fraser river lias for Uie first time met
wiUi encouraging success, ss the conditions are better Understood and more
experienced men attack the problem.
Oold ores, not amenable to amalgamation or any of Uie wet processes, but
profitably treatable by smelting to a
copper-iron matte or base lead bullion
and refining, are now the source of moat
of the lode gold reduced ia the Province,
aa at Rossland. By many who are only
familiar with tree milling ores, tbe importance of these smelting ores is not
appreciated, bat their importance in
cresses when it i* learned Uiat by this
process s return of 05 to 98 per cent, of
the ssssy .vslue is guaranteed; that
smelting charges are decreasing, and that
with smelting plants becoming more
easily accessible, the owner of a producing property ot thisclass haa not to incur
the cost of a plant or mill to treat his
ores, but can sell st once to the smelter.
Henoe large bodies of sulphide, and
otherwise refractory gold ores, carrying
from $15 to |*_u per ton in gold, as are
being developed in tlie Province, are becoming profitable and in some centres
will become more so when the railroads,
building or projected, sre completed.
In Kossland, ss stated elsewhere, the
sverage vield vslue in 1887 for 63.804 tons
wss 130.48 per ton, with s net value of
profit of f 12 to $10 per ton, which net
value Will, in all probability, soon | in
crease. A large amount
been found In Katrview
Kinney in Yale, in
Kootenay, in the Nelson division.1 tn
Lilloot t, and along* the coast ami coast
islands, but, with af ew exceptions, these
veins as tested have pro veil to have low-
values. The Cariboo mine, at Cimp
McKinnev, haa s good ore chute thatthas
paid $190,000 net; very rich fret* inilin-f
ore was taken out of the Poorman lead
near Nelson, snd the Fern mine Sear
there is now becoming s producer;)but
this olssa of raining has -not lyek msde
moch headway, sltnoagh. that greater attention now being paaa, * the* erection of
stamp mills, etc., will greatly tend to
prove ap these leads.
Tbe silver mines produced tby far the
greater psrt of ths output'of the mises
Tor 1807, snd although sBvss isnot now
held in such high favor, ita friends sre
getting handsom returns, from.the high
���grade ores, ss produced in WeetKoot-
unajt*. With ths notable exasptioo of
the silver-copper ore of the Hsu mines,
snd stuns of the smaller properties, sll of
ths silver ore carries a teiy high' per-
centage'of lead or -secure iu gslsnd and
blends.        ��� *���
An Irishman who bad been tea tight ^
with a neighbor had ana of his ears
chewed off. He consulted a lawyer
concerning the bringing of a prosecution, and after a somewhat lengthy
account of the difficulty, ended hfe-gEny
ss follows :
"I wouldn't mind so rawch tor myself,
lawyer, but IM hste likeilhedevil to
raises family wid one ear."
-obability, soon: in-
ount of qua ts [lias
dew and Camp Mc-
Cariboo, in East
-j.I_.ui   divi-ionJ   in
Klondike
Start from VANCOUVER
*   Because
l.\ VANCOUVER is the best outfitting point on the Coast; goods
considerably cheaper than in tbe
United 8tates.
t. V ANOOU VER b the nearestfport of departure to tbe Yukon District.
3. VANCOUVER i* the terminus of IbaC.P.
Railway, whose steamers will start from
Vancouver thk spring.
I. All northbound -Seaman-call at VAN
COUVER.
5. Direct steamer* to Yukon port* hav* now
commence I to nm from VANCOUVER.
S������> VANCOUVER is the only Canadian port
where |-_>aen*e-r. transfer direct from train
to steamer.
1. KLONDIKE ie in Canada. Outfit in VANCOUVER and aata ��*per cent. Ctostoma
Duty.
W. GODFREY,
President Board of Trade. Vancouver, B. C.
KASLU &SL0CAM RY
TIME CAM)
Subject to change without notiee
Trains run oo Pacific Standard Time.
KmIo
South Fork
S-.route's
Whitewater
Beer Lake
MrOu-wan
G<dy Jaacdoa -
Arrive, S 60 P.M
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Leave Its
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Arr. 10 90    "     Sandon
ROBT. IRVING,   	
TrattcMnar.
GEO P. OOPELAND,
Soeorlatendent
For cheap railroad and steemahlp rickets tc
And frnm alt pointa, apply t*��
& CAMPBELL,        Agrent, Sandon.
Atlantic Steamstiip Lis.
From Montreal
(-alifornia, Allan Line :...	
Parisian. "          	
Citrthei-inian "          	
l^il-rad ir.Dominion Line  	
Vancouver, **   ��� -���_
From New Yerk
Uinuria.Cunatd Line 	
Etrurta *  	
Campania,     " 	
Mafe-tic. White Star Line 	
Teutonic        M        ���
St. Pnul. American Line ���-
St. Louis, **  	
State or Nebraska, Allan Stat* Line 	
Sonthwark, Rod Star Line 	
N )ortili*.iid, a  	
Cabin 45, Mo, m, 7(1 -Si and upward**.
tiitermedlete ao and upwanis.
Str*H>raa�� -SAM) and upwards.
Ptj-Miiinra lickcted through to all points In
Britain or Ireland, aad at 8|
Great
Husfflallv low
rates to all parts of the Eartttean tVntlncut.
Prepaid Paamfea ���rrantmd from nil i-olMta.
Apply tp A. C. McARTHUR. C.l'.B. A��eiit
Sandon, or
WILLIAM   STITT.
General Aireat,
V. P. R. Offices, Wlnnlixar
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"Irf THE TAYvSTREAK, SANDON, B.C, APMH. W.^
MINING   R&&ORD��,
The following ia a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during the
week in the several mining divisions of
the 81ocan. Those of New Denve* were
ss follows:���
LOCATIOB8. *"'     '
.1    ��,,.
Mabcs tt-Aimb, Csrneot��r, Chas Jietrfhans.
Gray Ft-a,sam--,Dlof1ttniproo(__
North Comot, Sight Mils, Johnb Bald;'
cnmriCATB or qu^yMiprn.
Mi-ran���Marion. ���, ,.     ���*, .
Mabcb as-surer Oard��pauum), ..,
'..*
Mabcb is-Molfie.
Mabch w-Bc'   ''
Sow rracttoa, t.
__���_���	
^t.tV***M*
Mabcb
MBeoedi
MolBe
*i
, Little Wid-
> Sot.
to JssM
'100.
Eliisthsn,
Klnkora, Pinto No a.Tryon, H E McGarvelte to
Same claiins. Mart US' Bracdoa. Henry Sher
ran, Hertaaa -&rec_toJ>Vn> H _k-udUord. March
S6, m0��i *H,005dowat*18/itt�� six mouths, SVMKti
nine months.
slocA*. orr* div*J��io*.
*$: .._,- f-HH-jrf'utr.
IOCATIORS.
Mabch 1��*-Chsslsr.'w H Uemt-h.
Mabch fl-Preartlau, Nail McMillan.
-   ���      r
j-SMt-sms'-ri-t
Mabch 3S-Madg*��.Blacfc ^rUioa. Poadss No t.
} I; AINSWORTH   DIVISION.
LO.CATIOSS.
Mabch lS^KaakSopok,   D   Graham;  Lake
Mabch -S-Chari-ston, Alt  Brite;  Marvin,
i MUAmtd WtLUanw. ���    ��� . _    .
MAROts -_-*-lX L
*���*&��
[^Kingston |, J A.Otbaon to James A
 tement bet<-��*j*n, same
Mabch fl���Princess, H L Sawyer to Fred A
,,Wlpeler,<SQp.
'Mabch tt���Queen Ul and Primrose, John
Hslley to T R-flardtman. fl..VX).
W L McLaughlin to Geo Parsons, all Int II
notes amouoUiiK to smoars oc*t paid before the
' MhclMay. HSS. re NewIdra.
���     Trilby atjd Lydia Lee, Joba Shea to H Giege-
rieh.
Mabch SS-Argo |. Chariot* Heuders.n to A 8
Parker.
Alaska, 8 D Landeeker, A A Casey to Ksslo
Slocan Development Co.
Coppet Star, Haltoaiau.Gray Ooppt*. Klondike,
Wbiw Grouse. Jennie Harris lo seme.
Mabch -M-Myrtle B sad Tennie C &**��. J L
MontKianery to A L Retallick.
Same,}. J L Betalllck to J R R->bertson.
Same, f. J R Robertson to Whitewater Mines.
1/4.
Same, 1/6. J L Montgomery to same.
Same. l/��. J L fUtaUack U* ssme
Monarvh, S��, Silver Pox J. J W Caldwell to A
J Watson.
North W**stern, North Star, Saving* Bank.
White Cap, Duncan, Good Hope, Homestake
Crown, 0**lbv Cliff. }, James Hanson and A E
Noreeu to O G Laberee.
BnJMal. High Rock, Custer ll*, O G Latsiw
asms, ssme to Avery Labs-re*-*.
Esstman and Lubeck if.*. Avery Laiberee to W
H Clark*.
Erie |, A E Noreen to O G Leber**.
Bear Cree 1, Jas Hanson to ssme,
Coptsrr Xuinret yit, ,1 IVtiYSun to Avery La-
beree. *���
Same, same to W H Clarke.
Silver Perk, Ibex, Kingston 1/U.O Johnson to
Avery Labe-ree.
Same, same to W H Clarke. '
Same 1, same to O G Laberee.
Liils-ek. Slurdam and Eastmin |, A-ery Laberee and W H Clarke to same.   I
Ot-pner Nut-vet. Bear Cn*ek |, I G Peterson to O
Q Laberee.
Hjnrdant 1/U, W H Clarke to Avery Laberee.
TREATED   LIKE   DOOS.
How Laborers on tha Crow's Neat Ball*
road are Served.
There has been no end of trouble
among the employees on the line of the
Crow's Fast Pass railway in East Kootenay. Complaints Itave been frequent
that the contractors were mistreating
the men and that the pay waa so
meager, under the rules adopted, that
the men could not keep themselves in
food. The matter rem bed a crisis a
few weeks ngo when complaint* became
so loud that a cemmissiou was sent out
flora Ottawa by the Government to investigate the matter. Finding that
help was* near, some of the men struck,
arid the commission' heard tales of suffering that iu 'some cases Stowed
evidence of careleesaess and indifference, and even cruelty, on the part of
the subcontractors. Among the latter
who came in for severe censure Is Qeo
Nelson, Wetldsnown in Spokane, who
has been in charge of ona of the camps
and in said to be the,subcontractor in
realitv, although tha contract is in the
narae'rof sne Major Bowles.asan Amen
can taa not-coitf raet directly (of work
on the construction of the road.
* A" gentleman came doWn from the
north couutrv a few days since who has
been In charge of one ol the camps on
the line of construction where better
conditions prevailed than in the other*.
He is *n intelligent Scotchman, on his
way to Teslin lake to work on the rail
road tiiat is to be built by MeKeiuie ft
Mann this summer. He has been in a
position to see the sad state or affairs
along the line of the Crow s Scat road,
and he tells s sorry story about it to the
Spokesmen Review.
-The trouble is due to two causes,
said he. "I suppose man-'* inhumanity
to man waa never better demonstrate-!
than it has been on that road this winter
and that trait of human nature li otic
cause, and the other is tbat the subcou-
tractors failed to recognize the conditions that would confront them in
building a road through a howling
wilderness and made their bids too low.
Few of them have capital to carry them
thr *ugh, and as 80 percent, of their
pay is withheld until the contract is
completed, most of them are short of
funds, and the result is that *Ue men
are unpaid or are given time-checks on
which are markeo 'no funds when sent
to McLeod for payment.
"Employment agents in the cities of
eastern Canada have been gathering up
men snd promising them all sorts, of
things to gift them out to work on lite
roacT '{ecently about 9uo Frenchmen
were shipped out from Hull, a town
opposite Otttawa Some of these men
found on arrival that they were cUrged with railroad fare and that the
wages of $1 50 per day with f l |ier week
deducted for board "would leave them
nothing when loss from bad weather
was taken into account. They struck
Their demands were not aceedi-d to.
They asked for food, so that they could
make their way back to McLeod and
start for home.~ Assistant Superintendent P. G Xash refused 10 fe��*d litem,
and at the points of revolvers drove the
unlucky wretches from his camp and
starte ��� them back on the trail Hi) miles
to McLeod. Then, to bring ihe matter
dowtt to refined cruelty, Nash sent a
courier ahead to notify everv i-amp
along the line to refuse to give the
strikers food as they passed,orders thst
I know were disregarded by soma of ihe
men in charge of camps The first
official act of the government commie*
siott, after hearing the testimony rewriting Nash's action, was to discharge
him. They did right, but I feel that he
was made a scapegoat when oth-dra
were equally guilty.
When the commission approached
Fort Steele the men in a camp which
was in charge of George Nelson, of
Spokane, struck aud came to Fort
Steele to testify before the commission
The issue of the Fort Steele Pros-wi tor
of March r>th tells something of their
testimony.
As the Prospector tells the story,
���2H men from Major Bowies' cam,, appeared before the committee and commission. They appointed E. Wease
spokesman, and the evidence he gave
was sworn to by all of them Among
the matters sworn to, the following are
the principal points:
"We have not lieen paid for December or January. Pay dav was supposed
to be on the 15th of the month I ha/ember was settled by time checks, which
have not been paid For Januarv
neither money or time checks hsve been
given us Time cheeks were payable
at Major Bowles' office at M<t,eod
Time eh.*, ks have been sent to Mi !,ood
and returned with the statement.'No
funds.' (hecks on the Union Bank of
Canada at Mel .end have been Issued
aiA returned with ihe same indorsement
"Que*tinn--Wliatisthe discount 00
time checks?   , .,
���Tin* lowest discount Is 15 per cent .���
15 to SS is the average. Major Bowles
has not been in camp since the 7th day
of December Ueorgt* Nelson is in
charge of ihe camp Nelson says that
be will pav when the Major reiurus
This hss bsen the same old *tnr\ lor
the past six or seven weeks. There to
no supplv store connected with the
camp, anil the company���that i��. Major
Bowles���has no store i*i British Colum*
his, and we can not provide ourselv***
with the necessaries of Hie���no ho.**,
do clothing, no nothing We are In
need of clothing, boots and shoea, underwear,etc., aud we can not get money
to purchase them. We have OS **��Nip,
candles or anything save tobacco and
match**
"We cannot keen QUlsslVea ele*,n
Water to wa*h with is close, but drink*
in*,' water i*. three miles distant The
water for washing is front a stagnant
lake The camp is iu a bad condition
In fact, is tifthy, and not ht for pir* to
live in. We have simply efisted o*
tents; -owe ha vc'Soot* and other* have
n<��t The ��-aov_*.s- is in a terrible coudl*
tion, and wo have ��ulfered in mv hard*
ships (rout thi*** cause
The stove* are bad. aud to n*c the
exact words ofthe wdnes., ".me are
worse and the balance n �� better ' So
pails, no basin*, and nothing t �� wa��h
with Some have no h . >?. and ran not
get them until they get mone*** The
camo is filthy, dirtvand uit**betiered
*'\Ve have a g*-*��l esolt, but U�� k -.110-
plies. and the  f��t.��.l  has  fallen  ojf in
quality and quantity <��n that artoutii
Board wa�� fair sntlltwo nanthsjuM
"We -ee n��* dot-tor al ill, and * * ;nv*��
Is puy 00 cent* per m otth for m.*dicat
attendance /���nt ��'", cenis t ��r mad ****.
vice, and aid** got leltiT. >nw*\ in iwa
or three w��..k* I hoe only known tti
the doctor visiting the camp <��nce in %i*
Week* For the la*t two s��rk. tl��er<��
ha* t������en a *ui��ply of WsdUlna We
don t know ihe uoctqrs name
'With a poll tat of gt. mMical it
temlaiice M  cent*.   *', cents for mail
servjci', and hiss of time. w�� are not
getting 75 cent* per d.iv "
The Praspostaf make* ihe toiiowiu_*
asMertiou:
"Front reliable sottree* we have obtained the following- fart* in re;ird to
the wa?es of the work men <m the (row*
Nest Hue of construction I At the pre*
SM state of wag.* a workman t-t*.��ng
rwfare from the east and allowing M
tor clothing, tobacco, etc. 9.1 return
|w*��a*e h ime, at the end ot IJ nxntth*
can save jn*t IIS Tbe above facta ant
learned from a careful mv ���stigntiim ail
along ihe line "
a child, bnt to produce at will t ^
a female.
The result of several vears m. 1
leuceby  Dr.   Wataoo hav�� jtt?��_
l made hnoan to some of the ph****^
of this city aod has arousert _T,**t m*
est among tbe few who wet* ml
a.quainled   with   the discover-    u
Watson Is a ptoytdcian of high .uMii
Iln  medical drt-fes     He  i��  u^JJ
director o.  the ContK- ikot 5wti.H__
guard SPsd is attached tc the ttag d
l wlgtr^lerd leneral Hus��**ii Frost, vm
f tbe rank ot eolm-.v!    He ha. ��-,*,.n"ft ^,
ident of the Ka.rn��i.l t     t,u v*^
iSociety am. of tbe D.o��,-n M*d^
' S.Hietv and Is an sMerman in this nit
f)r watskvt savsthat the swrel ttka\
' led to bis iaVi rvatii*g diaroven **tia,
j parted to him by an old -ami UteeA**
��� who died a hw year* ago Hf \v.��t*a
aitendod htm .bsung hi* hiul ti?**^
and hist be-nor*   bis  death  U,�� ��,Ak
��� brvsMkar tokl Wm of a discover* k* ijkj
made  in bee-eillug  h����r����** and *������*,;���>.
* Ur Watson w %* tu.reiiuK.ti. ��i tirttM
i be tiegan a series of exprronenu mi-*i*4
convinred tbe pby*��rian of thetrwihtH
the *a��*rkman�� aat.nn...     1>r Wauo
��� to certain mow' that his meth-41. imUA
\ ble sod will give bu pantmta ihe b*m*k
A it. He dipslinc* W give '.*��� th��< *,*tw
I the, sectett. ot It. He declares, totwe* a,
I tbat soy medi. A expert '*r ��.*w**4 a
j tett***.e��i in bi�� dinsovarv >., *.. ^_m-.-��
hita and be wilt fKvs 0,* mtetb 4��tss
��at aay tbae HI* A*ve*ui��ii--u* ton
i t��ee��t a* trnteh dlr-*�� *.A U*** ,ri nAm
ll.**n of feoale idlispHng nt to taxi**4
! **i*��ing.
f he early ex peri **��� 1 r mix   �� *m to to
I Wal*aat  were am ms   1 <*���***    Tin
j mare which be driv*** w. ��� ��� ��� .* itssi" 4
I one exf��s*f*,taei��t    Whrti f.     ������ w*
''heraine eestain that  t*\    **.\A*- ������������
llneoeed In aw animsl, h* din*iA*d
4t1eHit��m tktwatd* ham/iu   -���>*?* *n
mf-sattv -good reanlt*. a A l**�� m****m\
to* say*, ba* never ,a '*��������-!    ��������
' state*ae��-d wh'Hh I*.  Wat wot mom
t��*re*t he sav* statH is n��*4 iu-**~**it
for I So mother i��aia4ergo *������**  " '���
vo#��il     The *U*ni.ir  pretei. *
>��nh the lathe' atone. *-* ���> **dktw
ot^toft. to tto *�� in tbt* *(W.*��eore Am
fatbetand otbwr phyaWmn* *****
wd agree with iVdesss.r Scheack iW
nourishment or diet have *n��ihm-'����
di with drtortaiolHg the ��� x �� s cWt
Neither doo* be a*jw�� with -He I r***-
wof tbat Ihe father ha* te* inttw*-*** a
iMerwilnlwg **��x Uf '�����' ��� - *h** <**
has a* morb MHoeace a�� the   th��*r
fhe phvsik-ian Has �� . ��*
*������� nwe*  of  -HvMhtrth     lb- M^
tlrinlv tbat in ���* > *y on-    A *he* m
eoild bav*. iotltv <**-,A tb > ���'���*
child bv askiux b*.��f ��   .  **�������� I' A**\
tnd coold have I Ati ��^Wr
the chlM at a��v ��oue bei.��re *u untt
IlllT
tjt RrsrioM or ana.
Datthury. Conn ��� \ discovery like
lhat of Professor Schotnk.of Vienna, iu
relation lo determining the sex of a
child More its birth, ha* Mm made by
Dr Wilbur S Watson. Dr WatSOU
a**erts pnsitivelv lhar It is within hi*
(tower not only to inrtuence the *ex o.
as*tsi��B *<-* '*t***rin
:  ''^K*tA^:*tt^*va��� ���*^^*r-r' rZ
'. tax .Ui if yoti rtKtld to  * *****    ' ' U*
"M.r sns����'.*t *e P���**�� "JJ
���I'd bnrrow enoowt- *��>��������*to l,r*
the mat of my lib*' __.
Be goodinTt"'^ ���> s'"ir%'Ai'j��
roqulre double **MMtn* ��*,r ,*"> "^A
vouloan toyout  iwlatjves    >
snd mortgage -' **** ****    A
'can IttnestiiMMil*
Kootenay Mercantile Tailoring Co
A fall line of
PIECE GOODS
always in Sit*
tmmmrmmtm
MINING   WtOI'RUTY   BOUOHT  **)l
AND  ftftXJKKD
J. it & & CAMERON. THK PAYSTREAK, SAX DOS, B.C., APRIL 2, 1898.
^,
Roaebert).
M.Heattie, general a|*ent  for
tmebery Townsite (Joy., was in
ity yesterday.   HpeakliiK of the
k, he had this to say: 'On thc
,  prospects to-day are very
i hetter than they were a mouth
i Mir town, Riasda'ry, Is coining
front in a way that is Indlsput-
la i ��f fly <ni account ot thenatur-
dvantageH  it  holds over anv
point in tbe vicinity.   The B.
��� < ov. have Increased the sine
works from   100 to -fiO ton*
Hay.   This move was made on
nut ut  the encouragement ex-
1   hi  them   by   the shippers.
aork now Is Uinjr pushed with
spilth* *.|N*ed and within 110 clays
till will be  working full blast
tlu intention of the company to
caah tor ore at the works and it
���-���ct'-d to |*ay out at least $lO*\
.vi n Min tb   Tlie effrvt this will
luce i-* obvious."
|ll;ivr  you  much   anow   down
?" * a*, asked.
Ka None at all. Von could
k ;<i I a i ou ml town with slippers
Mil ivou wetting the slippers.
oiflitvmt* of climate is of course
u- th** lower altitude and the
lute abetter fnan the north wind
��� it is exposed to the sooth.
ii* a are selling  well  and ray
Ikthst *d two months ago tor
1-t*. Is to he realised.   Several
* sets Mtt to be let within a month
f<��t wmk. etc., and consider-
will >a* im hi out by tbe Townsite
lor them* im}-rovetnenta. In
In-dun I might say that the C. P.
���* !.������%. putting In track acaka,
���ti!> ones in die dlatrlet. This,
lotiln, has been decided upon
i 11"* tact that Kosebery holds
ke\ (.. sll theoutf-utot the K��*ote
*;������* ;iil matte snd bullion pass
��a\ L.the  main  Iim* of the f\
Iron Or* In Ihe Bad Undo.
��� ��dwood, S. ll. Last summer
lot'tin* g**o| jgiv*. of tlie I'nlted
sea   -nrvey    apt-tit    coii-shh table
iu the llad l.and* In thc vicinity
"iitr Wiflgi. agi-iicy In aludying
geology of Smith Dakota ami
tern Nebraska, tin* main end in
������"iiiifto afe-ertain tin'  under
��� ���nl ri-MHirons for water i:i that
ion. It Is now und<- -oed that
���nil unex|ieet4il discoveries were
which may, to a great extent,
ve the bail lands of the name of
[t-bleasnesa.   Kxteiisi ve deposits of
Wiie iron ore. were found near
[agency   buildings,   which,  tlie
f"gl��t thinks,   will   some   day
e valuable  to work.   Kxtend-
*>uthward  from  the  agency,
into Nebraska, was also found
[xtenslve deposit if volcanic ash
Mi is estimated to be fifteen feet
ami covers a large area. The
is a tide quality and is sharp
o*A. It is valuable for polishing
Mr and   is alau used quitt* ex
tensively for scouring soaps. Of
more immediate importance and in-
terestest to the Indians of the reservation, perhs ps, is the discovery in
the vicinity of the agency of geologic
conditions which indicate that an
excellent artesian water supply is
available. It is calculated from the
way the formations are arched that
the artesian basin is *iear the surface and that when tapped, a strong
pressure flow will be forthcoming.
There bas been considerable difficulty experienced at the agency and
on the reservation In getting a supply of good liealthfnl water and It is
expected that on tlie strength of the
investigates! antl discoveries of laat
season, the artesian basin will lie
tapped in the near future.
How to Stop a Paper.
The(irand Forks, M.D. Kepubli
can is a hard paper to stop, lait one
subscriber succeeded In the follow-
ng way, to-wit:
January* 12 1��*W
Walaliville X 1)
to tin? editor of the grand forks republican and northwest news dear
sir 1 notlfVed yoo to diseontinnev my
paperdeoember i*a; i ti*ifyed you
on January llth 1&<7 to discaitinn
my paper as it would to* unkulled
tour i had the post master tn rite to
yon and yet your paper kom*. th
poast master sent the papers bsk to
you and not fled vou that they were
nn haled hair on Munday January 10
I herd that tlier wm won of the
northwest news in the nfcs Hair me.
now mr editor if you ar in Ibe leak!
boglng please let me no ami I will
seand vou a tinier but for kriatsake
keep your paper.*
Exposed Himself.
A gn-at crowd gathered in the
busy Sainton *tivet. In tbe center
nf the crowd at��aal a tall, broad-
shouldered v Ming man. stylishly
dressed, long hair, and of a pale,
Intel leetual eon utena nee. .1 ust now,
however, his face was distorted with
mingled grief and rage.
���*.% money !" be cried in agonised accents. "My beautiful, erisft,
green money! rii�� accumulated
aavingaof weeks! l��one~-all gone I"
Hen* he broke down, and, bursting
Into teats, wept with extraordinary
vehemence, while the croard stared
wtth that deep absorption wliich
most of us take in other people's
affair*.
Finally a |adiceinan accidentally
appeared, and to him the young man
related his grievance.
"How did you come to lose your
money ?" inquired the officer.
"Why a rude fellow stopped me
on the street just now and emptied
my pockets."
���ran you describe him ?"
"Yes. He was very short, barely
Hve leet high, and extremely thin."
"Was he armed?"
���Oh, no."
"Then, why in thunder did you
let him rob you ?"
-What, could I do?"
"Do?" echoed the astonished
policeman. "Why, use your fists
and protect yourself."
"What, strike him'."exclaimed the
young man in horrified tones. "How
dreadfully vulgar!   Why, I never
struck a man in my life!"
Then like a flash tbe crowd divined tbe troth. The victim of tbe
robbery was a professional prize
tighter.
The Goodenough,
���      SANDON, B. C.
���erican Plan, MM pot day.
ropean Plaa, *t.*xt par day.
Strictly Srat claaa.
MRS. M. A. SMITH, Prop.
|f
PLASHES.
Smoke Trail Blazers.
Tbe best value in Miners' Gloves
at thc Post Office Store.
California Gloves, every pair war
ranted, at the Post Office Store.
There are no Trail Blazers in Dawson.   So much tbe worse tor Dawson.
Do not say there are no good
gloves in town. See those at the
Post Office 8torc.
The Ssndon Hand Laundry and
Bath House is still in the lead for
fine starch work. Work called for
snd delivered promptly.
It is worth while to call at the
C. P. R. office and get new rates to
eastern points. A great number
have already taken advantage nf
the low fares'to visit their old homes
A Special Consignment from San
Francisco of 34 dozen pair of Gloves,
Including California Buckskins
Asbestos, Horsehide, Australian
Goat skin, Genuine Seal-skin, Fireproof Horse-hide, at the Post Office
Store.
Dr. A. MILLOY,
DENTIST.
ROOMS IN RB0O HOTEL.
SANDON.
m
t
i
i
DR. )*** 8. MARSHALL
���ASLft, ���.�����
Will I* at th** Hotal Balmoral
��nee a moatk.
Hie XashviHe Students will manufacture amusement for the Sandon
public in Spencer's hall on the 15th
and Kith. *   B
APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR
LICENCE.
SOTICR Is
from April Ob I
(riven, that thirty .lay.
[ apply to the Corporation
hereby	
 will apply to the txirpoi
of Sandon for a Jfcrenc* to sail liquor by -Mtsr.il
in the Wilton House.    	
JOHN Bt'CKI-EV
S��n*ton. March SA HSS.
Dissolution nf Partnership.
Net ice Is hereby **iren that tlie partnership
lately eilstlac between William Walmsley
end Hucfa McGee in the Star Hotol l�� thb day
dissolved hy mutual consent. Hu��h McOee
will continue th* business, pay all ontstaud
iiia debt, and collect all accounts.
William Walmsley.
Hoah McGee.
Handon. B. C. March llth, ISW.
MINING STOCKS
And Other Investments.
Kvery Representation  Guaranteed.
J. M. HARRIS,
THE
FILBERT
1
Wfl. SUDROW,
Fir.t
uUhol.
rlass in every particular.   Newly far
Best liquors.
NOBLE FIVE HOTEL
.      COOT, ft. C.
BONGARD 4 PIECKART, Proprietors.
The Flmi Clnaa
Hotel of Cody.
Rates:
***.'*.'per dav.
Special Rates by the Weak.
TRY A
I.C.
CITY CIGAR STORE
9. a.
A Fall Lino of Cigars, Tobaecos,
Pipes nnd Smokers' Sundries
In Stock.
Headquarter* lor Playing Cards and
Poker Chips. (
MOO A��l ^^^^^
Trail
Blazer
Cigar
And Ton WUl
Smoke No
Other. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B.C., APRIL  :\ iflS&
���s=
BILL NYE HEARD PROM.
E. C. Biseell Gioea a Graphic  Dis*
cription ot the Trip to Alaska.
Wrakgel, March 22nd���If any of
the readers of the PaYstreak want
to realize what humanity can endure
in search of wealth tbey should come
to Alaska. They should take passage on a freight steamer out of
Seattle for any port in Alaska, and
thev will at once commence to realize.* They wiU'be told that the boat
will sail at such a time, that the ac
cominodations arc superb, aud the
comfort of passengers is the boat's
Erincipal aim���all of which they will
elieve. But they will learn shortly
that the Klondike rush has bred aii
order of men as steamboat agent.-
who have entered the thirty-second
degree of Modern Klondike Liars.
The boat wjll not nail on advertised
time, but each day after the ticket
holder will be assured it will go next
day for certain. When the day
comes for sailing tht* time will be
divided into hours,.and commiMicin.
nt 10 o'clock a. in., the passenger.-
will be tjld each hour that thc boat
sails the next, until, at 10 o'clock at
night, he quits asking and goes t
laid, only to be pulled oat at mi.I
night and ordered on deck to stand
in the rain an hour and bo o Minted
by thc government inspect * \
But the passenger...with nn freigtr
has a pleasant time c -iiipaivil with
the man who has freight to s'lip. Al!
freight has to l�� prepaid, aiul when
the shipper gets his stuff on the dock
and has calculated abput what tin
freight will be from the rate he lis
been quoted, he will learn fn in tin
freight agent when he receive* hi
bill of lading how dense is hi. i?.nuance about   steamho-iting.     Then
will be wharfage,  h.nding ch.i.'ges,
an I measurements that wilt  seem
especially .designed to reach Uie bit-
torn of his pocket-book.   After lie ha -
recovered  from   the  sliock and hi^
pulse has  become  normal, he wi:
commence  worrying ab-.au getting
his freight aboard.   Among scores ot
men who seem to be b.��sin<j* the load
ing of the ship, no one can toll him
anything.   As .the   boat  nears tin
finish of loading it is evident that sh-
can not take nearly  all   the freight
billed.   Part of your freight mav to
on, or none of It, and finally yousai
away with the assurance that it wili
follow you next day on another boat,
given by a man who has never told
you thc truth before.   This -was mv
experience on the Lakine last week
ana tbe experience of others on othei
boats Is along the same lines.
In extenwUion  of the  boatmen,
however, it can be said that they an
trying to handle an insane mob, win
cannot be reasoned  with, and  win*
overflow every boat that leaves.   Ol
the ride on  the boat of 200 people,
without a  place to sit down, mid
none to stand up in except on deck,
with horses, bulls and dogs, it is bet
ter to draw the veil of privacy.   Mv
advice to those coming is. be sure tii
travel on a passenger steamer. Your
freight will get along as well without you.
Wrangel is having a small boom,
but nothing compared to what has
been tolttof Skagway���and this is
well. There is no use coming here
now with tbe intention of getting up
the Stickine river. Mr. C. F, Perry,
who is building the dock for the C.
P. B., asked me, sbouldil write back,
to advise people, for him, to wait
nntil the ice came out of the river,
probably about the. middle of May.
They can come then and bring their
dogs and sleds, and get in just as
soon. Now it means a wait here. It
is practically impossible to get. in
now. The Maim A Mackenzie out
fit are camped ut the mouth of the
river and will not move until they
can go by boat.
There does not seem to be any in
ducement for new business enterprises here. There are two old firms
of large capital hen* with big stocks.
Prices are lower tlian they were in
Sandon last summer. The restaurant and lodging house business is
overdone. There don't appear to be
much money making in anything.
The price* of lots is advancing and
rents an; high. All land has been
appropriated and is held by squat
tors. Tents and shacks are going
up like mushrooms. Meals are 35
cents, and bunks 25 and 50 cents a
night. The population is about 100*
whites and fit*') Ind am. Tho weather
is not cold, but freezes at night ami
warms up in daytime, with consider
able rain and some snow. No liquor
is allowed to fee landed but there a rise vera! bars which are supplied by
smuggling. Drinks are two bits
A gnat part ot the population will
move up the river m s*x>n as pi**.
.ible, and Telegraph and (eslin will
be better places than Wrangel thi-
.uiunier.
There an* a number of Sandon
people here, among them Kran!
Jutler, Df, Brunei', Charlie Mae and
dr-4. Mic, Mr. and Mrs. Terrill,
(frank Hull, Shirley Bros., and Mr.
McNeil.
K. C. Bl-mgU-
Notice.
Haviiij: sold <>ur bat-bat tattiaas. to Thorns.
It. Power, we ��i,h to thuiik lh�� puhi'u lor
pa.t favor, sn.l trut flint ttu-v sill U< .-,.*��� ��
liberal pfttroiuu*** upon our moos*am.
-KMixim ntant-s
Sun ion. April l.t. |*<*,
APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR
LICENCE.
N'JT't'K i. ttotobf rttvsa.that thttty day.
torn April ith I will �����>������.> to ti,. (Wt-Afstiai
A Huii'ioii tor it Uo-rara to aell li.)uor l>v r*��ttu
ii thi*l'.i:toi. HoBsS
AOUS BitKi.KY
Hun too, M.ir liri. is-st
Dissolution of Partnership.
Notice i. hercl-y ai*,��?u that tin* j..rri..r.hi|,
Ht��ly fxUting Is-twcrti William Walm��U*v
ml Hush Mi the to tin- Star Hotel I. thi. 'lav
'i-jsolvei l<>- mutual consul. Htuth M time
till routintu- thebuttaSB*. pay all oiit**sn-t
og ilaht, on I coll����-t all account,
William YValm.l-y.
HikIi Mt'tUm.
Sttmlon. D. V . Marrh llth, m<*.
VMM ING ST0CK5
And Other Investments.
-ivery Representation Guaranteed.
J. Nl. HARRIS,
Sandon, B.C.
CITY CIGAR STORE
8. A. MIGHTON
A Full Line of Cigars, Tobneeoa,
Pipes and Smokers' Sundries
In Stock.
I     Headquarters lor Playing Cards and
Poker Chips.
���*
Hc-^^^��i:. ^-;:;-;-; >K ilC XC *�� Hi 3�� JjC *HOK t$mm
IN addition lo llw Kane) HIIW��-J^******,** *,**Vwr *''"-n*tmm.
*<��� luivc added u> osr l.rjre (����a-lineB�� <*> Hundart tior��*�� , t~w 3J
mm" FINK  PICKLES,
week Plain and Mixed, In I. .land lOfal. polls, nnd in fim.-y laatitaftr
���Jmmediate table use.
SAUER KRAUT, yrtttbf* ""d* """t" "��"���*
ni oil Hue Bonelew Gudftsti; Maekerel In 25 lb. bits, j siidiMfc.
rlon, Ubrador Herring, In 1 bWs.: Sainton Hellk*, in .','. tb |��j
and other lines tf ViAi in imrkagv*.
EVAPORATED FRUIT, i^rr _.'"���-zTi ?
Tin floest line nf this clase ��f gtasl** ****** m*m In Sanibm
HAMS AND BACON, ���^v^_r,"f,h,r"'"'- **]
Just receivfsl, a ear Usui ����f P0TATGEB, from Uie noted S^liumd****
Valley, ami utbec Vegetables, free fn��m frost.
our regular **i**ek or nRAPPRIR^   *M ****** *miH,n,t i!s"r����i*-��i
UAV/ViCii\lUO|  pnrbaices.   (ISo��td dock
We are agents ft��r the <vlehmw*d i-H)ODWIN CANDLE, in 11 and u
nc. ease*.   Full aright mitt number.
Also sole agent fbr Ibe GIANT POWDKN 00.. and tn the hupv����li
built expn **dv for tis have aeveral ears of tbeir noted Hem. I antl 2 ;��<w-Jrr.
I and 1J inch.' Their Xo. 2 H i-**i*blere<d e��|��al to tbe No. I ��*f anv **bn
i-nnipany.
Kl.'.SK, double and tripph   tape, by tbe 10D fret or cm**-    VHm%
A IS, by the ��a��X (1(��) or c��m*   Pi Ml
We invite tbe Nit-He gfisrntlly to an in��|avtion of ��air larr<* fr***-
proof basement ami atljoinittg tire p-m-f rrllar andotber wan*h**��*r*, ��B
vi-pt will tilktl ami In an orderly ami ayatriuatk manm-r
H. OIEGERICH
m* __\
avarma wt
f   SANDON
MAgtM A AttfWmTM
-jj-r^-HjHi^j-H^K'SsHsH,*^ ijc^w#C jfC J|C 3|t J3C ifp HHr^wj-hiw:*!*'!*
STOVES
BinrUtbattomtmlm*'    Wa emm tttto
Utge.t ati,k����f A,t/T��*��.��
Queen Heating Stooea,
Box Stores.
Coofeinq Stooea.
Ranges, Etc.
f-ArnpsmlHvl.trl tmtn*>* ���������'. to ot,Ut
Hamilton Byers,
KASLO.
SAMMiX.
niittK wiiuri:
X   J   i WAN At OH
White & Cavanaugh
CODV. II. c.
Msimfncturxr. of
Rough and
Dressed Lumber
Sf 00 AVI
���ANOON
Canadian Pacific Ry.
ASM
Soo-Pacific Line.
Taa POai sae *AOfn*0* **���*< *����*
To Eastern &
Europc-r* Pom's
To Pacific Coast & F*r *-**
Pbinta.
To Rkh and Active GoW
FieWi of Klondike -nd th*
Yukon.
Httggttge Checked tol>-.tlnnti<*
nnd Throoirh Tleb��"t* I a
New Tourist Car Service.
Daily to Ht. Paul
llally  Except  Tue-lax u* V****
Canadian   and V.   >   ,,in,i
OAILV CONNECTION ,   .
fo Main Lias Pointt. aad. excrv   ������ ***��
ftttti*
���ti
To an. from Nslssn
toiivo        Hnndon
7:4^ a.m.
A��*rrtsln   pmnt.nl   MtW'CKI��� It**t**J
fntl Infonnatbju hy a4tj*ws*aii>��     ,nf*
���csnt, nr
A. C. Mt AKT1UU
Agent, Sand*
w r y  ":-\,
K J ttiVI.K.
MM. I'mss Act
Vmn*oH\-r,
ii     *****
*., ���*���'
K.tlmstir. fun.l.l.ct t��t,oi,in����*f���r*
ntui liul|,lt,r��.
Orders left at Jty.'iV Hardwarei  IL        ��� ,        ,  . ,
u. .��� , I    tfc��siir��*   Hint t.tii   tl-K-'i   "*
Htoit* win rtaeivf Prompt Attention.t      rasa. ia.> i*a�� ih�� ha" w ��
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