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The Paystreak Aug 19, 1899

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B. J. Perry of the Noble Five returned from the Coast on Thursday.
Berries are more plentiful in the
hills this summer than for many seasons.
S.S. Fowler of the Goldflelds Co.
spent a few hours in town on Wednesday.
L. J. McAtee, a Spokane mining
man, gave Sandon a short visit on
Mrs. Jas. Williamson and Mrs.
E. K. Atherton are home from New
Denver on a visit.
W. F. Anderson, travelling passenger agent .of the C. P. R., took in
Sandon on his rounds yesterday.
Henry Giegerieh spent a few days
in town this week observing the
effect of the strike on economic conditions.
Fred Benson and John McMillan
left early in the week for Windermere to put in a month or six weeks
Pat Burns paid  Sandon a flying
visit this week, just long enough   to
satisfy himself that everything in his
line was 0. K,
The framework of the new Presbyterian church is up and the mechanics are putting on the steeple" and
siding up the building.
Edward Giegerieh of Anaconda,
Mont, has been visiting his brother,
J. I), this week, and is now spending a few days in Kaslo.
The parents of R. C. Gordon, a
miner who left Ophir, Gat, some two
years ago for this country, are enquiring for his whereabouts.
A benefit concert will be given on
the 24th or 25th for Mrs. Archie Macdonald, whose husband met witb
such a painful accident recently.
Col. Robt. Irving visited Trout
Lake and adjacent localities this
week, looking up townsite matters
and other business in connection with
ilie new railroad.
A. W. McCune, Raymond McCune
a��d msi Flo McCune ot Salt Lake
City arrived iu Sandon on Wednesday. E. V. MeCuue has been in
town since Sunday.
Jimmy Latham, the celebrated
prospector, has been spending �� few
days in town lately to recuperate for
another grand rush for bonanzas before the snow flies.
Hamilton Byers left Kaslo last
week for Yarmouth, N. S., where he
will be married to Miss Florence
Brown. His many friends wnTjoin
us in congratulations for the happy
The  city clerk is
collecting   traders'
around  again
licenses.     He
holds a bobtail receipt book with a
fountain pen for a kicker, The rake
off goes to the city.
Mrs. Funk has leased Geo. Lloyd's
house on Cody Ave., and, with her
family, who will arrive from Tacoma
about the 1st of the month, will
occupy this handsome residence.
p. K. Hammond and Andy Grier
son went over to the Okanagan this
week to bring In some stock belonging to Hammond Bros', pack train.
They will bring the stock in by the
overland route.
Jake Hoover, a miner, made a gun
play at McGuigan last Saturday
night, for which he was brought up
in the Sandon police court yesterday.
His case was remanded until next
Mrs, P. D. Carberv, who has been
in the hospital in Seattle for many
months, is now much improved in
health and will return to Sandon
next week accompanied by Mr. Car-
bery'8 sister,
Hebe Porter is reported to ;have
struck a big copper bonanza near the
White Horse rapids on the Yukon,
which he has bonded to the British
America Corporation tor $100,000.
He has sold his Klondike claims at
a good figure.
Kamloops is preparing for a grand
athletic tournament to take place in
that city next month. A football
team from the Slocan will probably
compete under Sandon colors. All
the foot ball boys vvonld like to go to
Kamloops, v /
E. W.'Matthews, representing R.
1. Dun A Co!, mercantile agents,
���.���anvassed Sandon tor ratings yester-
la y. Mr; Matthews is manager of
-.Ire Nelson office of the company, and
covers East and West Kootenay and
I'-jiie districts.
W. R. Mackenzie, who has been
mining around McGuigan for nearly
two years, left for Tclluride, Colorado, on Thursday, where he will
go to work on the Smuggler mine.
"Mac" is a thorough foreman and a
good miner, one ot the kind that the
���amp can ill afford to lose.
J. H. McDonough, who was manager of the Reco hotel last summer,
is now host ot the Hotel Hilo, Hilo,
Hawaiian Islands. A recent number of the Hi o Tribune just to hand
^ives "Mac" a very nice notice of a
banquet held in his house last month.
John Thomson, of Fivcmont, Neb.,
accompanied bv his wife, paid Sandon a visit this week. Mr. Thorn-
ion holds several interests in Sandon
but is at present devoting his attention to properties in the Mount Baker
eountrv, Oreirofi, where he has some
splendid mining interests.
A. F, Rankin, of Barr & Rankin,
Lardo and Argeuta, paid Sandon a
short visit yesterday. They are
doing a general store and banking
business. Mr. Rankin reports business very satisfactory. They will
move up to Trout Lake next month,
following construction on the railroads.
Archie Macdonald met with a very
serious accident on Wednesday.
While travelling along the hillside
above the Ruth flume he stepped on
a log which started to roll down hill
and carried him along, fracturing
his leg terribly. He lay for several
hours "on the hill unable to move and
when he finally succeeded in attaact-
ing the attention of some of the workmen on the flume he was badly used
Up     a ..oiw.f oviwrlition was sent up
the hill immediately and he was
brought to the Miners' Union hospital. At latest reports he was making favorable progress,
Tom Tighe the dynamiter, who is
removing rock from the right-of-way
of the Ruth flume by the gentle persuasion of 60 per  cent.,   is making
life very interesting for the people
who reside along Cody Avenue.   On
Thursday evening, after an unusually  tierce  bombardment   in  which
large pieces of the formation were
rapidly transferred by the  air line
from far up the hillside to the residence portion of the gulch, a deputation interviewed the mayor to see if
he could not persuade Mr. Tye to be
more modest in , his  manner while I
dealing with the dynamite question.
If Joe Chamberlain wants to transfer
Paul Kruger into another uhWerse
we can cheerfully recommend Tom
Tighe tor the job.   As a manipulator
of.dynameit he Is unsurpassed.
concentrator at all this summer it
will be in Three Forks. Evidently
someone has blundered as this would
mean a complete loss of the mine's
traffic to the K. & S. The loss to
Sandon merchants and Sandon peo
pie generally will be heavy.
The Payne Will not Pat) $3.50. A
Great Showing in the Mine.
Can Ship 500 Tons a Week.
A Concentrator to be Built at
the Galena Earm.
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A relief expedition was sent up
Some supplies were packed up to
the Last Chance yesterday.
It is rumored that the Ajax will
put on more men iu a few days.
The ore shipments this week were,
Whitewater % tons and Jackson 16
from Whitewater; Queen Bess40
tons trom Three Forks.
There are ten men working on the
American Boy with Tom McGuigan
in charge.   The property is looking
splendid and will  commence ship
ping shortly.
Andy Schilling and John McLaughlin are doing assessment on the
Mountain Queen and Mountain Maid,
adjoining the Inverness group, on the
North Fork. John Brown and R. J,
Mackenzie are the owners.
Messrs. E. G. Rykert, Norman
McCune, E. V. McCune and Manager
Hand ot the Payne visited the
Freddie Lee yesterday. The prop
erty belongs to A. W. McCune and
has not been worked for two years.
Jenken Bros, have completed their
contract on the Palmita. The tunnel
is now in 500 feet from surface. A
crosscut was run in, tapping ihe lead
at 250, from which 100 feet was
driven to cross the ledge and 150 feet
of drift run on the hanging wall.
As a result of John Moore's efforts
in collecting samples 300 pounds of
beautiful specimens ot ore were shipped to the Kaslo Board of Trade on
Thursday. These will be sent to the
Paris exposition by the B. C. government and after the fair will be
placed in the Colonial Institute in
London, Eng.
Icanhoe Mat) Not Build.
Mr. E. G. Rykert, of the firm of
McCuaig, Rykert A Co., Montreal,
when asked yesterday how soon the ,
Payne would start up, said that it
was very uncertain.    The mine, he
said, would certainly not pay $3.50
for an eight-hour shift.   No arrangements had been made nor were con
templated for bringing in men from
cheaper camps.    The program  for
the present was to continue development on the contract system.
Together with A.' W. McCune,
Bernard Macdonald and others he
had visited the mine and says the
showing is in every way satisfactory.
The mine is worth more money now
than ever before and can ship 500
tons a week just as soon as it is opened up. In No. 4 tunnel there is an
ore chute 400 feet long which averages 2i feet in width for its whole
length. This ore will run 500 pounds
to the cubic foot and will average
better returns than anything vet
shipped from the mine, There is not
another such a showing ol lead ore
in Canada and it is doubtful if there
is a more valuable body of galena
blocked out in any mine in America.
Speaking of the Galena Farm, in
which he is interested with the recent purchasers, Hoge and McCune,
Mr. Rykert says they have $100,000
worth of ore in sight, The zinc,
which the old management considered a detriment, has lately become
valuable, and besides the zinc ore
there are lar^e bodies of lead ore in
sight. A concentrator will be built
immediately but the site has not been
decided upon yet. It may be either
at the mine or in Silverton.
Mr. Rykert is spending several
days in the camp visiting the different properties he is interested in. He
says that he is prepared to take up
any proposition that is worth the
price asked, the bigger the property
the better it will suit his firm.
The present indications are that
the Ivan hoe concentrator will not be
built this summer, an at any rate
not is Sandon. The difficulty is over
the site for the mill. The price asked is bevond anything the Minnesota
Silver Co. is prepared to pay. The
ground belongs to the K. A S. but
the surface rights have been transferred to the Ruth Mines. If the
companv should decide  to build a
Shift Bosses Wanted.
There have been many unique subterfuges resorted to by members of
the Mine Owners Association to evade
without breaking the resolution to
pay only $3 a day tor miners. But
a representative of an eastern company which employs a small force on
a property not far from Sandon has
easily outclassed all others. A few
days ago the foreman got word to
put on 1C men at once, bat as he
could not pay miners $3.50 a day
and they would not work for less the
foreman was instructed to employ
only shift bosses.
*. The Paystreak.
GoDcrnment   Ownership   of  Rail-
The transportation problem���always a burning question in this
country���can never oe settled except
in one way���the railways of the
country must be owned by the people ; that is, oar railway system
must be nationalized. The people
have made the railways by means of
their liberal subsidies in parliament,
and all that they get in return is
barefaced robbery. Railway subsidies never build railways; they go
into the pockets of promoters and
charter-hawkers, and create bloated
bondholders and millionaires. We
have, out of odr hard earned taxes,
paid over one hundred million dollars to the C. P. R, and to the G. T.
R.; and now these powerful corporations have the government of Canada
entirely in their power, Government
ownership of railways is as natural
as government ownership of the post
office. The government carries the
people's letters on most reasonable
terms, and could carry the people
themselves and their goods on equally favorable conditions.
* We want the government���in other
words, the people���to own and control all the railways of the Dominion.
The present government is opposed
to the government ownership of railways. The premier is, at least so he
says. It is not a party question, and
people can take either side they
please; bat the feeling is growing
that bonuses should cease, and that
all railways to be built in future
should be built, owned, and operated
by the government of the day. The
transportation problem could then be
properly regulated, railway strikes���
the result of corporation greed and
tyranny, and an irremediable loss to
all concerned���would cease, and the
people would receive even-handed
Our people should agitate for the
nationalization of our railway system, and make it in future an issue
at the polls.
What Canada Pays for Gooernment.
One Session's Votes.
The following will prove interest
ing to the Canadian taxpayers: Expenditures authorized and liabilities
incurred by parliament during the
session ending August 11,1899; Supplementary estimates, 1898 99, $_,-
647,628; main estimates. 18991900,
$46 287,550; supplementary estimates
1899-1900, $5,497,343; further supplementary estimates, 1899-1903, $12,-
451; Drummond Railway purchase,
$1,600,000; total, $56,043,972; railway and bridge subsidies, $6,540,-
275*; value of annuity of $140,000 to
be paid to secure admission of I.C.R.
to Montreal. 3 per cent., half vearlv,
99 years. $4.421,868; value of annuity of $60,000 for ten years' grant to
Ottawa, less $15,000 now annually
paid, $386,295; Canadian contribution to the Pacific cable (5 18 of ��1,-
700,000), or $2,361,111. Total expenditures authorised and liabilities
incurred daring the session of parliament ending August 11, 1899, $69,-
The Toronto Telegram says: Yale-
Cariboo need never suffer from a
grievance which can be cured by
the empty promises which Hewitt
Bostock is able to extract from leaders who abuse the dumb and blind
partisanship of a subservient follower.
The Klondike Nugget, published
at Dawson City, warns the people of
the outside world against rushing
into the Yukon country at the present time.   It says:
The first large shipments of gold
dust for this season are by this time
well on their way to the assay offices
at Seattle and San Francisco. Several millions have already gone and
more will follow shortly.
It is to be anticipated that the outside papers will again be filled with
extravagant stories of the wealth of
returned Klondikers and every effort
made by them to induce another
stampede into this country. It becomes the duty of the local press to
give warning against any such
action. While the total output this
year will probably exceed that of
last, there is little inducement for
the average prospector to come into
the Yukon territory under existing
circumstances. Already two of the
principal creeks have been closed
against prospectors and no one can
tell when a similar oider will follow
closing the balance of the creeks of
known value. Meanwhile hundreds
of men who have spent the past winter in Dawson in unavailing efforts
to secure ground which would pay
them to work are now heading for
the lower country in hopes that they
will be more successful there.
These are merely facts, patent to
every one who is in touch with the
community, and thev are set forth'
by the Nugget in order that no mistake may be made by men on the
outside wbo may contemplate a prospecting trip into the Yukon.
We relieve that the resources of
the Yukon have as yet scarcely been
tapped. We believe that there is
wealth hidden beneath the ground
which will yet startle the world as it
has not been startled since gold was
first discovered in California. But
we are also of the opinion that this
will not occur until the attitude of
the government has been materially
changed and substantial inducement
given prospectors.
We repeat that so far as we are
able to judge of conditions as they
exist at present there is no ground
upon which another rush can be
Eastern Capital for B. C.
M Guggenheim Sons, the smelter
people, have just incorporated in
New York the Guggenheim Exploration Company tor the purpose of
mining in the* Northwest and British
Columbia. The capital of this corporation is $6,000,000 divided into
6Q,0C0 shares of $100 each. The
stock, it is said, has already been
subscribed by New York capitalists.
The Guggenheims acquired a number of interests in the Boundary
Creek country several vears ago,
through their agent Col. John Weir.
Considerable work was done on the
properties and Weir was called
away. Col. Weir said three years
ago that British Columbia had the
brightest future ot any mining section in America.
She was the smartest young schoolmistress the village class had seen
for some time, and she started out to
puzzle the powers of pronunciation of
her class by chalking the word "husband" on the blackboard. To help
them out she said:
"Now, just think a minute. What
should I have if I got married ?"
"Babies, miss," shouted the class
in unison.
E. R. ATHERTON CO. Limited,
Business Is Quiet, So They Say.
But we can say that we are
selling more shoes today than
ever before. Why 1 Because we
have the largest stock, the best
quality and the best Prices of
any House in the Country.
Do not send out of town for your
shoes when you can buy them
cheaper right at home, and always be:assured of a perfect fit.
Spend your money at home
and you will no doubt get part
of it back again. So says a good
We have in stock $1500 worth
of Blankets. We have 4 point,
3 1-2 point and 3 point Mackinaw Blankets, the best that are
manufactured; they are thick as
a board, "warm things."
we also have a fine line of white
and colored wool blankets, horse
blankets, and a large stock of
cotton blankets. Also a fine line
of pure white cotton filled satin
cover quilts, wool filled quilts and
baby quilts; these goods just arrived.
We do not expect to hold up
every person who comes in our
store. But we do take great
pleasure in showing you the
finest and largest stock of bedding in this country.
E. R. ATHERTON, Co., Limited. THE PAYSTItEAR, SANDON, B. C, AUGUST 19, 1899.
Important Improvements Contemplated
by Slocan Mines.
Jas. D. Sword, M. E., recently made
in extensive trip through the Slocan
uid on returning to 7lossland he was
interviewed by the Miner. In the
course of his remarks he said:
'Around New Denver most of the
mines are closed down on account of
);he disagreement between the mine
jwnors and the men over the eight-
hour law. Tho Bosun mine, under the
management of Mr, Sandiford, has
made a phenomenal showing in the past
lew months and is regarded as one of
[he big producers of ore in the Slocan
���The California, above New Denver,
|s being incorpprated and the work of
ioveloping it will be commenced at
'At Sandon the big mines are about
ill shut down and with the exception of
small amount of development work
nothing is being done. The Minnesota
Silver Co , operating the 1 vanhoe group,
nas ordered a five-drill compressor
ilant. This will be used in the driving
)[ a 4,000-font tunnel to tap the vein at
mu'h lower depth than hitherto. When
lompleted this will be the finest tunnel
n the Slocan There will be room for
wo tracks and it will be lighted throuirh-
jmt with electricity It is now in for a
distance of 1,400 feet. The plant will
be brought in in sections and will be
lacked on the hacks of mules to the
pite where llie plant is to be erected.
. 'On the lower level ol the Payne a
large body of ore has been struck. This
lias had a most encouraging effect on
|he miners of the Slocan district, as this
the deepest working in that section
I'licn measured  from the apex of the
f't'in to tho place where the latest find
18 been made
"The Ruth Mines are enlarging their
���lant by the addition of a compressor
mt, a concentrating mill of a capacity of 120 tons per day and a tramway."
Mr Sword is of the opinion that the
mines of the Slocan never looked better,
and were it not for the unfortunate dispute between the mine owners and the
miners, the whole country  would be in
most prosperous condition.
On the west slope of Silver Mountain is
fituated what development work is pro*
'ing to be some of the most promising
mining property in the Slocan district,
he mineral claims there located, extend
ing from the California group near the
unmiit down the western slope over tbe
oothills to tbe lake shore, are very nuni-
Nua and only assessment work has
been done upon many of them. On
^her-8 the owners have been more
liberal in the work, and the result has
jteen that strong ledges carrying very
f'gh-grade galena ore have be shown up
����d exploited. Last summer consider-
l,le development work was done upon
��ft principal groups lying below the
California and around the Mountain
bief.   The Marion was proven last year,
S�� was the Hartney group, the Lost
t'8eT, Eclipse, Evening Star, Conven-
l0" and Anglo-Saxon.
This summer the work has been more
["ccessful even than last, and some of
f e Properties that were prospects then
are mines today. Should they continue
to improve it will only be a short time
until forces aggregating 200 and 300 men
will be employed in Silver Mountain
mines, the farthest within two hours'
walk of New Denver. The settlement of
the labor trouble would greatly accelerate matters, but even now, with the outlook so unsettled, fully 30 men are employed here. The purchase of the Marion
and the commencement of work by the
purchasers has instilled new life in the
operations of the owners of adjoining
The workmen on the Marion are doing
surface work, stripping the lead and
getting things in shape for extensive
tunnel work. Manager King has received instructions from his company to
make a mine out of the pioperty and he
will not neglect any needed improvement that will facilitate operations.
A wagon road is to be built to reach the
property from the present road from
New Denver to Three Forks. Tbe California owners will join with the Marion company in the road and it will be
pushed to the California mine.
Tbe owners of the Hartney are putting
several hundred dollais worth of work
on their property, and are developing
leads carrying galena ore chutes that
were discovered last year and this.
On the Lost Tiger H. Clever has made
tbe b?st strike that has been made on
tbe mountain this summer. He has uncovered on the surface a ledge three and
a half feet in width carrying two feet of
good concentrating oie and one foot of
clean galena ore This baa been shown
up a considerable, distance. Preparations are being made to work the property this winter.
The owners of the Anglo-Sajwn have
taken supplies to the property, and will
start tliis week work on a tunnel to be
driven, to catch the lead 100 feet below
tbe work put upon the property last
winter.' ) They will pj��eh work all fall
and winter. They expect to catch the
ore chute Showing on the surface when
they are in 90 feet.
On the Home Run, adjoining the
Mountain Chief, a fine showing of ore is
exposed. A highly encouraging strike
was made on this property early this
spring, since which time the owners have
bad a great amount of work done on the
lead. The ore showing has steadily improved with development.
A strike of a two-foot ledge strongly
specked with galena is reported from
the Simcoe group, Ten mile.
Work will be started on the Freddie,
situated below the Noonday. The owners oelieve they can show up tbe Noonday lead.
Tbe Noonday sent out CO tons of ore
last week, bringing the total shipments
since the mine became a producer, only
a few months ago, up to 300 tons.
A force of men was taken up Wilson
creek last week and put to work on the
group of claims owned by Rossland parties and situated near the head of the
creek. A good trail has been cut for a
distance of 17 miles up the creek.
Another shipment of ore from the i :i-
terprise mine was made last week, 70
tons being sent to the smelter. This ore
was hauled to the landing during the
past month from the mine. It was taken
out in the course of development by the
old management.
Bernard Macdonald, expert for the
Montreal company owning the Payne,
accompanying T. S. and L. J. Beique
and W. Strachan, members of the company, visited the property last week.
The party also inspected other properties in this vicinity, listed by Mr. Felt
in his recent trip through the Slocan.
Work lately put upon one of the
claims of the Bondholder group, has developed a strong ledge, and in the
tunnel, which has been driven 46 feet,
a chute of ore has been disclosed of from
four to ten inches in width. This carries
a high percentage of black sulphurets.
giving big assays. All of this ore that
was taken out in the course of development, together with that taken out
three years ago, will be shipped to the
couragement of knowing that the present
road skirting the mountain will be kept
open by the government.
Work is being pushed ahead on the
Dalhousie group, Ten Mile, and late
developments   have  shown a curious
formation of the ledge.   It is something
like 26 feet in thickness, and a tunnel
has been driven in upon it for more than
100 feet.    Ore has  been encountered
only in kidneys, and several Vancouver
parties tired of working it after spending a large amount of money, and refused to take up the bonds.    The owners started a cross-cut at the face of the
long tunnel and  with  the first shot
broke  through the granite wall into
what is known as the talc vein, which,
on the surface carries clean ore. It runs
parallel with the vein that all the work
has been done upon and is separated
by a granite wall of not more than 18
inches in thickness.
A Satisfactory Sentence.
"Your worship," said the wily solicitor
who was defending the stalwart prisoner
at the dock, "you cannot possibly convict my client of housebreaking. I submit, sir, with all deference, that neither
morally nor legally can you convict him:
I will tell you why.
"Mr. Sikes, here, as the evidence
clearly proves, did not break into any
house at all. He found the parlor window open, as the witnesses admit, and
all he did was to put in his right arm
and remove some unimportant articles.
Now, Sir, Mr. Sikes' arm is not he himself, and I fail to see how you can punish
the whole individual for an offence committed by only one of his limbs."
"Very well, sir," said the cautious
Solomon of the bench, "I have heard of
a similar defence before today, so I find
the prisoner's arm guilty, and sentence
it to six months' imprisonment. The
gentleman himself can accompany it or
not, as he chooses. Mr. Clerk read the
Then Mr. Sikes smiled a fourteen-inch
smile, and the plan of the defence became apparent, as he quietly proceeded
to unscrew his guilty cork arm, and
leave it in the custody of the court.
For some time past an effort has been
made by a number of our citizens lo
bring to the attention of the government
the pressing need of the expenditure of
$2000 or $3000 on the New Denver-Three
Forks wagon road this fall. So far very
little attention has been given to the request, and the only money that has
been spent on road improvements this
year by the government is the paltry
sum of $200 which is going to repair the
road to Silverton. With the renewed
activity in the development of the properties on Silver Mountain, and the promising outlook for thissection.the least the
government can do is to keep in repair
the roads already constructed. The
owners of the California and Marion are
preparing to build a road to their properties, and they should receive the en-
Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 31,1898,
17,994 tons. January 1st, 1899, to
August 12:
^^^^^^^J Week.
Payne ;	
Last Chance	
Slocan Star	
Coin       3
Treasure Vault.	
Trade Dollar	
Liberty Hill	
Wonderful 1	
Idaho Mines	
ueen Bess    110
ild Goose	
Whitewater     33
Jackson     10
Great Western	
I? 1SII11	
Marion i	
Emily Edith	
Noonday     60
Totaltons     282       10,481
Hunter Bros,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries. Dry Goods.
We carry the best lines that money can buy,  and,  buying in large quantities, save you the extra profit,
Sandon      Rossland        Greenwood      Grand Forks THE,PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B.C., AUGUST ,19,
The   Paystreak.
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SANDON. B. C. AUGTST19,1899.
Years before the Mine Owner's Association came into existence (he
scale of wages to underground miners
in the Slocan was $3:50 per; day.
Yeats before the Miner's Union came
into existence in the SIbcah the scale
of wages to Underground miners was
$3.50 perdiy1:' Al!' throii^h1 "the developing stage of the Slocan mines
the wage scale to underground mine
workers wasi $3.50 per day, All
through the producing and dividend-
paying stage the scale oif wages to
underground miners was $3.50 per,
day. When the Payne, the Enterprise, Whitewater, Idaho, arid other
big mines were in the hands of the
men who made them, and, strangely,
all Americans, the' wage scale to underground miners W_s ift 50' per day.
W bert thJe mines were in operation
and the scale of wages to underground
miners was $3.50 per day, the mines
of the Slocan produced ore to the-value
of nearly $300,000 per month, and
paid lh3dividefl_s sums aggregating
$3,000,000, as follows:
Payne Mine5 :'.v. $1,027,000
Slocan Star        400,000
Idaho.  292,000
Reco.  287,000
Whitewater  194.000
Ruth  165,000
Last Chanee  140,000
NobleFive.  60,000
Rambler Cariboo  50,000
Monitor  40,000
Goodenough  85,6W
Two Friends  20,000
Jackson Mines :. 20,000
Surprise...  20,000
Washington , �� ���. ���    20,000
Antoine   10,000
Bosun (.approximate)  20,000
.��� i.
Total..  t2,790,(KX)
As before stated, these, dividends
wereVJpaid when the standard wage
scaled $3.50 per day was bein^paid
by the mines.
In recent months English and East
Canadian capital has.beeti buying up
several of the big dividend payers."
The first thing the new companies do
is to attempt to Tower the wage scale.
The Mine Owner's Association .was
formed, and the first thing the association did was toisstie a��� ultimatum
that $3 a day would henceforth be
the scale of wages to underground-
miners. Of course, the eight-hour law
is held* to^be the'cause -ot ihe attempt to ehfbrce the new scale, but it
is a yery ndtfccible fkfet tfoat the as
sociatlon put the new scale into force(
before the law became etfectiye,.
What has been the' resrilt? "The mines
were closed to $3.50 men and Opened
to $3 men about three months ago.
Since Jutie 1st there has hot been an
association mine operating. Miners
cannot be forced to work at the asso-
ciation scale and men , are not being
injported with any great ease. ;Hence
the mines are not working; and,, in
pl^ce of'prodacjqg $^0QO am} $300,
worth of ore ppr month, and paying enormous dividends, they are
producing nothing and paying nothing. AH must suffer some by the
lock but but the country is the greatest loser. Hie working miners are
less affected by ft than any one. It
is tightthat It should be so, for the
miners are not responsible for the
condition of1 affairs exisifn^. Itisnot
a Conflict between, the Aline Owner's
Association and. the Miner's Union.
'j(t is rather a conflict between, the
Mi|ne Owner's Association , and tbe
country that gives it its existence, because of its refusal to give to the district's workmen fair wages���wages
th_t have ever been paid since the
mines were opened. ���The Ledge.
In some parts ot Italy and Switzerland the municipal councils are run
by women owing to a scarcity ot
men. The people do not object to
being under a petticoat government
We might try one In British Columbia. It would be an experiment that
we would not lose much on. The
moohmight affect the ladies occasion-
ally, but tbefr legislation could not
be any worse than the provincial
brands we are accustomed to. Give
the divine creatures a chance; a female administration might be weak,
but it would at, least be sweet, tender
and sentimental. That is more than
we can say for the usual male administration in this province. It is full
of mental senility, and, in the language of modern days, simply rotten.
The Rossland Miner's Union has
appealed to the President of tbe United ^States, to withdraw the troops from
the Coeur d'Alenes. We do not think
thai Mac will do so, but he should if
he loves the cause of humanity.
Mrs. Chas. A. Boyd, of Cleveland, O.,
ie Suing her husband 'for alimony; and,
incidentally, for divorce. Boyd draws a
salary of 16,000 a year and Mrs. Boyd
wants to help him draw it. A divorce will
give'h'eY 6 better hand to draw to. Boyd
ask's that the petition for divorce be set
aside, as he thinks he is artist enough to
do the drawing for the family. Also,
Bovd very sensibly seeks a divorce decree for his own private Use, and to this
end has filed a cross-petition. He complains, among other, thipgs, that it has
been the charming custom of the wife of
his bosom to array hei self in cycling attire and then sit1 with' her' fe����t perched
'high on the railing of' the porch'at the
family residence. What's that to kick
'atWutTr feoyd Is iod cohventional'by far.
He doesn't seem to know a good thing
when he sees it. But 'tis said that the
neighbors-do: 1j     ' ���'
f The cinch o( hard t^mes is getting
tighter ih Sandon. The street lamps no
lodger shine at night, and the moon has
no opposition in that camp.
Along in '92 the 31ocantwas.rather
young and slightly tough. The, editor
'of this paper spent many weary days
climbing through the almost virgin
hills, and incidentally sleeping under
canvass or the sky. At Bear Lake
Gorman West h_d a tavern. All the
old trail blazers know Gorman. He
is big as a house, and could smoke
cigarettes and drink more boozerino
than almost any man in the camp.
We remember calling qq Gorman one
day, and be asked us to take something. We called for a cigar, but he
did not have any in the house. We
then called for lemonade and other
feminine drinks, but Gorman looked
at us aghast and said all he had in
the house was whiskey. We did not
take any, but, however, that has
nothing to do with this story. As we
remarked before, the Slocan was a
little tough in those days, a fact
which did not prevent an occasional
parson from coming up the hill, and
telling the boys about the trail that
Jesus blazed to heaven in the early
days. (
Along one Sunday to Gorman's
came a young preacher from Nel3on.
His name was Reid, and the brand
of religion he carrii d was Church of
England. The bo> s gathered, in that
night, and by the time the lights
were lit for services in Gorman's dining room the crowd was pretty well
"ginned up." Nothing daunted, the
parson c <mmenced operations and all
went well rittil he came to that part
of the service where n prayer is made
for the Roy a! Family. When he
mentioned the Prince of Wales a
commotion occurred. A prospector
by the name ot Scotty made the following declaration right out in meet-
iing: "Look here, parson, 1 don't
object to praving tor everybody
'cept the Prince of Wales. Everything goes except that duck, and I
say right here that you'll have to cut
that out. Get off your perch and
have a drink before the prayers are
finished." Tne parson, nothing loth
waltzed up to the bar, and the "had
darn" congregation took a drink ^
the parson, after which the Lord was
worshipped without any more interruptions from the audience.
'��his story is an actual fact, and it
is the only time that we have ever
heard of a parson and his flock stay.
ing proceedings until the crowd
"Jickored up." There were many
strange things occurred daring the
pioneer days of the Slocan, and we
will tell some .more ere long, provided we do not run out of lead
pencils. ��� N. D. Ledge.
The legislature of British Colombia
is short of up-to-date business men.
It,requires men who will thoroughly
develop the province without regard
to, legitimate expenses The job is
too heavy for the present outfit, and
the sooner they go off shift the s< oner
will this glorious province get a
chance to swim out of the sonp-
caused by legislation that was not
boiled lon<; enough before serving.
Every victory m^kes graves of
some sort. The eight-hour war, even
if it wins out will have caused many
a bank roll to become extinct. Reforms cost money, no matter ot vl-hat
kind. We do not mind the expense
but the suspense is siiuplv damnable.
The present government of Canada
spent about 60 millions ofdollars during their recent session. None of this
liberal expenditure has been set aside
for the establishment of a mint, or
the assistance of the lend industry.
Pretty Teacher, intent on the lesson:
And vast swarms of tlies descended on
Ihe land, and came into the bouses of
the Egyptians, and covered their clothing and their tables and ull their food,
but (impressively) there were no Hies on
the Children of lsreal. . ,
Small Boy: Please, ma'am,there am t
now, either.
��� ���m^'mm. *
Life.���Born of,love and hope, of ecstasy and pain, of agony and fear, of
tears and joy-rdoweredwith the,wealth(
of two united heacts���-held in happy
arms, with lips upon life's drifted font,
blue-veined and  fair, where  perfect
peace finds perfect   form^-rocked by
willing ieet. and. wooed to  shadowy
shores of ^leep by siren mother sinking
soft and low���looking with wonder's
wide and startled   eyes at common
things of.life and dav���taught by want
and wish and. contact with the things
that touch the dimpled flesh of babes-
lured by light and flame and charmed
by color's wondrc-us robes���learning the
use of hands and feet, and by the love
of mimicry beguiled to utter speech���
releasing prisoned thoughts from crabbed and. curious marks on soilel and
tattered  leaves��� puzzling the brain
with crooked numbers and their changing", tangled  worth���and  so through
years of alternating day and night, until the captive grows familiar with the
chains and walls and limitations of life
And time runs on in sun and shade,
until the one of all the world is wooed
and won, and all the lore of love is
taught and learned again.    Asrain a
home is built with  the  fair chamber
wherein   faint  dreams  like cool  and
shadowy   vales,   divide  the   billowed
hours of love     Again  the  miracle of
birth���the pain and joy, the kiss of welcome, and the cradle song drowning the
drowsy prattle of a babe.
And then the sense of obligation and
of wrong���pity for those who toil and
weep���tears for the imprisoned and
despised���love for the generous dead,
and in the heart the rapture of a high
And then ambition with its lust of
pelf and place and power, longing to
put upon its breast distinction's worthless badge. Then keener thoughts of
men and eyes that see behind the smiling mask of craft���flattered no more by
the obsequious cringe of gain and greed
-'-knowing the uselessneas of hoarded
gold���of honor bought from those who
charge the usury of self-respect���of
power that only bends a coward's knee
and forces from the lips of fear the lies
of praise, knowing at last the unstudied
gestures of esteem, the reverent eyes
made rich with .honest thought and
holding high above all other things-
high as hope's great throbbing star
above Che dirkness of the dead���the
love of wife and child and friend.
Then locks of gray,and growing love
of other days and half-remembered
things���holding the withered hands of
those who first held his, while over dim
and loving eyes: death softly presses
down the lids of rest. And so, locking
in marriage vows his children's hands
and crossing others, on the breasts of
peace, with daughters' babes upon his
knees, the white hair mingled with the
gold, he journeys on frpm day to day to
that horizon where the. dusk is waiting
for the night. At last���sitting by the
holy hearth of home as evening's embers change from red to gray, he falls
asleep within she arms of her he worshipped and adored, feeling upon his
pallid lips love's last and holiest ktss.
Death���Tngersoll's oration at the
grave of his brother: Dear Friends-I
am going to do that which the dead oft
promised he would do for me.
The loved and loving brother, husband, friend, died where manhood's
morning almost touches noon, and while
the shadows still.were falling toward
the west.
He had not passed on life's highway
the! stone that marks the highest point;
but being weary for a moment, he lay
down by the wayside, and using his
burden for a billow, fell into that dreamless sleep that kisses down his eyelids
still. While yet in love with life and
raptured with the world he passed to
silence and pathetic dust.
Yet, after all, it may be best, just in
the; happiest, sunniest hour of all the
voyage, while eager winds are blessing
every sail, to dash against the unseen
rock and in an instant hear the billows
roar above a sunken ship. For whether
in midsea or 'meng the breakers of the
farther shore, a wreck  at last must
mark the end of each an all. And every
life, no matter if its every hour is rich
with love and every moment jeweled
with a joy, will, at its close, become a
tragedy as sad and deep and dark as
can be woven of the warp and woof of
mystery and death.
This brave and tender man in every
storm of life was oak and rock, but in
the sunshine he was vine and flower
He was the friend of all heroic souls.
He climbed the heights and left all superstitions far below, while on his forehead fell the golden dawning of the
grander day.
He loved the beautiful and was with
color, form and music touched to tears.
He sided with the weak, the poor, and
wronged, and lovingly gave alms.
With loyal heart and with the purest
hands he faithfully discharged all public trusts
He was a worshipper of liberty, a
friend of the oppressed. A thousand
times I have heard him quote these
words: "For justice all place a temple,
and all season summer." He believed
that happiness was the only good, reason the only torch, humanity the only
religion and love the only priest. He
added to the sun of human joy; and
were everyone to whom he did some
loving service to bring a blossom to his
grave, he would sleep tonight beneath
a wilderness of flowers.
Life is a narrow vale between the
cold and barren peaks of two eternities.
We strive in vain to look beyond the
heights We cry aloud, and the only
answer is the echo of our wailing cry.
From the voiceless lips of the unreply-
ing dead here comes no word; but in
the night of death hope sees a star and
listening love can hear the echo of a
He who sleeps here, when dying,
mistaking the approach of death for the
return of health, whispered with his
latest breath, !H am better now." Let
us believe, in spite of doubts and dogmas, of fears and tears, that these dear
words are true of all the countless dead.
And now to you, who have been
chosen from among the many men he
loved, to do the last sad office for the
dead, wo give his sacred dust.
Speech cannot contain our love.
There was, there is, no gentler, manlier
Messrs. George and H. B. Alexander
visited Golden last week and decided to
put on the market the lots they own in
that town.
A writer in Forest and Stream tells
how he went trout fishing years ago in
California, and there made a pleasant
discovery. After seeking long for trout
streams, he and his companion came
upon a lone shanty, where a Frenchman
was swinging in a hammock and smoking his pipe. He was a very much surprised man, for, as he told them, no one
had intruded on his solitude for three
months. ,   ,
"Plenty of fish!" he promised them,
and they betook themselves to the
creek. There they soon filled their
baskets, and then having dressed as
many as two hungry men could eat,
adjourned to the shanty.
On inquiring of our landlord if he had
such a thing as a frying-pan, he produced one, and my friend, who prided
himself on being a camp expert, remarked, "Of course, this tramp doesn't
know how to cook a trout. I'll show
The tramp looked on, smoking his
pipe, bbt, being rather the worse for
our day's travel, it was suggested that
before eating we should have a bath; so,
adjourning to the creek, we took a refreshing dip. When we returned to the
house we were surprised at seeing a
little rude table set out under the trees.
On it were casters, china plates, a white
cloth and napkins. Where they all
came from was a mystery, but they
were there.
"Now for a trout," said my friend.
"I'll show you how trout should be
But then appeared our landlord, bearing a platter filled with nicely-browned
fish. It was followed by small cups of
delicious black coffee. Then we rolled
up in our blankets, and slept as only
tired hunters and fishermen can do.
Our breakfast was the supper repeated,
with an addition of fine white rolls
If you have a gray-haired mother '
In the ��l<i home far away,
Sit down and write the letter
You put off day by day.
Don't wait until her tired steps
Beach heaven's pearly gate-
But show her that you think of her
Before it is too late.
If you've a tender message
A Or fi loving word to say,
Don't wait tul you forget it
But whisper it today.
Who knows what bitter memories
May haunt you it you wait?���
So make your loved ones happy
Before it is too late.
i We live but in the present,
' The future is unkhown���
Tomorrow is a mystery,
, Today is all bur own.    ,
The chance that fortune lends to us
: May vanish while we wait,
So spend your life's rich treasure
Before it is too late.
The tender words unspoken,
The letter never sent,
The long-forgotten messages
The wealth of love unspent.
For these'some heart's are breaking,
For these some loved ones wait-
So show them that you care for them
Before it is too late.
���Ida Goldsmith Morris.
Have you heard of the lad in the Delhi
telegraph office at the great mutiny in
India? The native troops had seized the
arsenal and were killing all the British
they could find. All the clerks in the
telegraph office had run away but this
boy. He called up Lahore, then clicked
out this message: "Native troops in open
rebellion, murdering all Europeans; all
arms in their possession.'' That was his
last act; dark, cruel faces surged in and
he was cut down. When Colonel Edwards told this Story be always added:
"That boy saved India."
Sunday School Teacher:    When you4
repeat the Lord's Prayer you must mean
every word you say.
Doubting Davy:   We don't have  to
We lost no time in refilling our bas-}   k for ,<our dail  bread#~    Our cellar's
kets and preparing to depart Our laud-
lord would accept no pay, only a few
flies and a line and a pocket-knife.
Then one of us said, with some patronage and a desire to please:
"My friend, there is the making of a
good cook in you. Why don't you go
to San Francisco and hire out?' No
doubt you could get a good situation."
There was a twinkle in the Frenchman's eye as he replied carelessly:
"Yes, I can cook a leetle. I was Del-
monico's chef for ten years, and I get
what you call tired, and come to California to find a leetle rest."	
chuqk full of potatoes.
M. W. DAT. Proprietor.
 Manufaturer of all���p-|   ���
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc, Etc
Sandon, B.O.
; Patroni_e home industry
when you want the best.
The pioneer house bf the City
First-Class in every particular
R. Cunning, proprietor.   Satidon
"Say, boss, lend us your plug of to-
backer, will you? Thanks. Well, it
isn't lively here in the almshouse; still,
it's bed and board���the beds are mostly
boards���and I s'pose its all we're worth.
If any fellow had told me twenty-two
years ago, come September, that I was
to finish here I'd either have laughed at
him for a fool or shot him for a lunatic.
If I'd had business sense or known law
it wouldn't have been so.
"It came about in this way: 'Twas
back in '69. The Cheyennes were just
quieted and 'twas safe to get around, so
I bought an outfit and lit out prospecting. There was no luck, and when the
peaks began to get kind of chilly I
turned back. I lost my burro in Jack
Gulch���that was what named it���and
all of my outfit but my gun, and Denver
was a hundred miles away. I got game
enough, but it was tough when I
touched the plains to find no water.
"I ain't a praying man, but that second day in the desert I just got down
on my knees and begged God to lead
me to a spring. The whole plain was
yellow with heat. The sun scorched.
There was no clouds. If a breeze came
it was like flame. Then I hoofed along
again, kicking up the dust and stirring
the sagebrush. Now and then a rattlesnake would coil and buzz or a coyote
jump along the way. They were my
only company,
"When the heat was at its worst I
saw green rushes down in an arroyo, as
I thought it. That meant water. Pard
���I mean boss���there ain't many mules,
that can make better time than I made
down that there valley. 'Twas no ar-
ioyo; 'twas a wide gulch with a good,
broad stream in it. Oh, thunder, what
a drjnk! I've had whiskey, more or
less, at different times, that tasted good
and when I played in luck at Gabe's I
had champagne; but there never was
wine like that water.
"I dropped down on the breast of
mother earth and took her milk like a
baby. It did me good to hear the
water a-ringing and a-laughing on the
stones. 'Twas good to see something
move after the stillness of that eternal
plain. So when I'd drupk nearly
enough to drown I just sprawled out
and soaked my face and watched the
little waves go by. I hated to go on,
but it was a tidy way yet to a square
meal. So I bent out for onemore drink,
for keeps, when I spied something yellow at the bottom. I reached down
and got it. It was gold; a clean nugget
the size of a bean. I forgot Denver-
forgot grub���most likely I'd have forgotten my immortal soul if there'd been
cause I waded in and-goon I found
another.   Gold! ���'
"Boss, did you ever strike it? Did
you ever light on sudden wealth when
you were down to the last dime? Then
you can't know what it in to see paradise opening right over your head.
You are the only man in the world that
knows it, and you are going to do the
world a good turn by getting that stuff
out. Glory! The blood snaps inside of
me when I think of it! I was rich-
more money than I could spend.
Horses, store feed, wine, silver-mounted
guns���I'd have 'em all I'd get 'em to
make me a special brand of two-dollar-
apiece cigars. I'd have a bouse with a
cupelow on it.
"And Mary, God bless her! . I'd put
her in velvet. Poor girl; I hadn't seen
her in a year, knocking around as I
was in the hills. Now she should go to
breakfast in diamonds, and have a
piano in every room. We'd go back
East and be swells���resr'lar howlers.
Rich? 1 owned the earth. 'Twas good
I enjoyed myself while I could.
"Well, I got back to Denver pretty
hollow, and put up a nugget for the
stiffest gorge I'd eaten in most seven
years. Then like a fool, I hunted
'round for a partner. I'd staked my
claim���yes, sir!���but I wanted to work
it reg'lar and do it on the grand. I may
as well stop my yarn right here. My
partner was a lawyer. I don't know
how it came around, but there were articles, leases, foreclusures, terms, interest, debentures and a lot of other Latin,
and when I went to work" my claim the
sheriff hoisted me along. Twan't mine.
I used my gun. I hurt that lawyer
some. Then I had to skip. What with
rum and recklessness, I finally skipped
down here.
"A stranger owns the place now.
They tell me it's worth a million. If it
hadn't been for me Star Gulch would
never have been worked. Yet, I���I���
Excuse me for gabbing like this. Hey?
Want to shake hands? That's queer
But it does me good to meet a man.
What's that thing for? A check? For
me? What! Fifty thousand dollars!
To take the cloud off the title to Star
Gulch? You'vn got the claim and want
me for superintendent?
"Eee���yow! Pards, I've struck it
rich again! Say, mister, I thought it
was only foreigners that cried, but,
damn it, I can't help it. And Mary!
God forgive me! I shall see her again!"
Statiaticg  Show  that the   United States
Leads the World In that Line.
The statistics of mineral production
in the United States, as furnished by
the producers andothers for "The Mineral Industry," volume VII, have lately
been completely collected and arranged
and are presented in tables accompanying the advance sheets furnished thb
mining Dress. These show a production which, in nearly all the more important substances, is the greatest ever
recorded in the history of America The
United States was, in 1898, by far the
greatest producer of iron and steel in
the world; was second only to Great
Britain���and then by a very small
quantity���iu the production of coal;
and furnished more than half of the total copper supply of the world. No
other nation approaches the United
States in the total value of its mineral
The total value of the mineral production of the United States in 1898 was
$709,816,750, against $648,804,899 in 1897
Of the production in 1898, $314,255,620
was the value of the metals, against
$272,178,892 in the previous year, and
$488,659,141 ores and minerals, against
$407,918,912 in 1897. The values given
for ores and minerals include $38,098,011
in 1898 and $81,287,405 in 1897 for bauxite, manganese and iron ores, which
were used for making aluminum, fer-
romanganese and pig iron. These duplications were deducted in the aggregate values stated above. Eighteen
secondary products for which statistics
were.collected, derived from some of
the ores included in these totals, had an
aggregate value of $49,432,829 in 1898,
against $41,718,420 in 1897. There was
also a production of copper, lead, silver
and gold from foreign ores and bullion,
valued at $58,948,125 in 1898, against
$47,127,174 in 1897.
A week or more ago the management
of the Ymir mine, Nelson district, imported eleven miners from Sudburv to
work in the properties of the London &
B. C. Gold Fields, Ltd. Two of the men
refused to go to work when the situation
was explained to them upon reaching
Ymir. Others have quit since, and now
the Tribune of Nelson gives this bit of
"Ymir, Aug. 14 ���Four more miners
have quit the Ymir mine. Having been
refused their wages, they will bring suit
for the amounts due them,
"The above is a fitting final* of an attempt to work the Ymir mine with men
imported from tho East under contract.
All such attempts will have a like end.
ing. The men find, soon after coming
here, that they have been misled
and they become discontented. A discontented man cannot do a good day's
work, and tbe result is that he is discharged. The mine managers who are
so anxious to bring in men from the East
will probably profit by the experience of
the management of the Ymir mine and
give up the i lea.   They had better make
up their minds to give the law a fair
trial, and the sooner the trial is made
the better it will he for both mimr owners and mine workers."
W. B. Young and LA. Austin pitched
camp on the south fork of Kaslo creek
not long ago. While frying the bannocks they noticed that their pack horses
were in trouble. It did not take long for
them to discover that a bearwaschasing
the horses and having a natural wild
west show of his own. Young presented
a rifle at bruin. He rose on his hind
feet and saluted. Young thought discretion the bette part of valor aud made
for a tree. Time Hew on and the bear
recollected that he hud business elsewhere. He left suddenly and then Austin took a shot at him, but bruin was
not leaded. Then the dog became inspired with courage and chased the king
of the hills. The bear got away and is
still alive. The other performers in this
natural circus had a good appetite for
their supper of bacon and bannocks.
Bonner'B Ferry, in Idaho, is an ideal
mosquito camp. These singing agents
of Old Nick are very severe on strangers
but seldom touch the natives. The natives escape the sting of the insect by
not washing. The bath tubs in the town
are bo rusty that upon several occasions
they have narrowly escaped being located as iron cappinge by Rossland prospectors. The people of this old town
take life easy, and generally stay in bed
until evening. Lard paib are very plentiful and are used principally as growlers.
There are 11 saloons in the burg with
the usual trimmings. Progressive matrimony has also been found, but above
all is the incessant hum of the industrious mosquito. He never sleeps and does
a business of thousands annually.
It is a noticeable fact that the mine
managers in this district and in Nelson
who are taking .the most active part in
the present effort to cut down the wage
scale to miners are representatives ot
large English concerns.   It is easy to
understand why it is so.    For ages the
working men of  England have been
treated little better than slaves. Miners
are paid slave wages there, and about
the first thing a board of directors of an
English company looks at and attempts
to cut down is the wage account.   The
cry from across the water to managers
here has ever been, "wages too high."
It is but natural for tin managers to
attempt to carry out the wishes of their
directors,  but they should remember
that the mining region of British Col- *
umbia, at the present stage of development, at least, is a poor  Held for the
inculcation of the old country idea that
money is lord  and  master overall ���
The Ledge
Operating Kaslo A Slocan Railway,
International  Navigation &
Trading Company,
Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard
Passenger  train for Sandon   and
way stations leaves  Kaslo at S:QJ a
in. daily,  returning,   leaves Sandon
at 1:15 ].   m.,   arriving at Kaslo at
3:55 p. in.
& TRADING CO., operating on
Kootenay taike and River.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.
in., daily except Sunday. Ketnr.iing
leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. in., calling
at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and
all way points.
Connections with S. F. ��^ N. train
to and from Spokane at Five Mile
Point; also with str. Alberta to and
from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.
Lei.ves Nelson for Bonner's F< rry,
Tuesdays, Thursdays a^nd Saturdays
at 7 a in., connecting with steamer
International from Kaslo at Pilot Kay.
Retur ling leaves Bonner's Ferry at
7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays
and Sundays, connecting with str.
International tor Kaslo, Lardo and
Argenta. Direct connections made at
Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern
Railway for all points east and west.
Steamer International leaves aslo
for Lardo and Argenta at 8:15 in.
Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer
Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and
Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.
Steamers call at principal landings
in both directions, and at other points
when signalled.
Tickets sol-i to all point i Ca ada
and the United Statas. o ascertain
rates and full information, address���
���     Robert Irving, Manager.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, 13. 0.
Freight and Ticket Agt., Sandon. Was It Worth the Cost?
(Toronto Star.)
The output from the Klondike
goldlields this year will probably
amount to ten million dollars. This
figure has a magnificient appearance
because it is counted in solid gold,
but a soberer view will put it down
as rather disappointing and unsatisfactory. The sura seems small
enough when it is remembered at
what a fearful cost these ten millions have been scooped from out the
region of the frozen north. The
amount of the output does not represent clear profit; it has been accumulated only at the sacrifice of almost
all the comforts which make life;
the roads to and from the goldfields
have been the scene of almost incredible suffering and many a horrible death. And the Klondike
itself���what shattered hopes, what
misery, what relentless toil has it
not witnessed! Now, suppose that
all this gigantic energy and tireless
endeavor had been used in industry
here at home in Ontario, or the
mines of Ontario and British Columbia, it does not seem unreasonable to
believe that the gross profit would
have been far in excess ot that from
the gold fields. The satisfaction
would have been greater; comfort
instead of misery and death would
have resulted, and a far larger number of people would have benefitted.
Hut the hunt for gold seems to have
an irrcsistable and perpetual attraction for adventurous spirits who are
blinded to the benefits of solid industry.
The Paystreak.
Agricultural Journalism.
"We got a new stock ot paper, ink
and type about a month ago,    wrote
the editor of the Mid vale Clarion in a
sarcastic mood, "and the type-tound-
ery people have written us that our
30 days is up and they must have the
cabbage promised them or they will
draw on us at sight.   The ink manufacturer curtly notifies  us  that  he
must have his dues or he wi I take
decisive steps to   raise   them.   The
paper firm, with whom in an optimistic  moment   we   had    previously
opened an account that is still ajar,
asks us how in demnition bow-wows
we expect it to pay hands, rent, gas
'nils,   etc, without  onions  to  do it
with.   Now, we lay these facts before our subscribers and it rests with
them whether the Clarion shall continue to raise its voice in behalf of
the people of Mid vale, or whether it
stall sink into oblivion through the
merciless demands of city plutocrats,
Theee is a vegetable repository connected with this office."
They were returning with empty
buskets from an alleged fishing expedition, and a wag hailed them.
"Hello! Izaak Walton," he said;
"bad anv luck?"
"Yes," replied the fisherman thus
addressed ; "held four kings."
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in   the  Slocan   Mining   Division  of
West Kootenay District.   Where located ;
On Tributary ('reek.
Take Notice that I, H. ll. Alexander, of
Stindou, B.C., Free Miners Certificate No.
WlifflslA, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to opply to the Mining Recorder for a Certi
noate of Improvements, for the purpose of
"training a Grown grant Of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
"eetion :i7. _in��t be commened before the
iwnanoe of such Certiflcate of Improvements
Dated this twenty-ninth day of .Inly, 18W-
Methodist Church :���
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Regular services to-morrow at 11
a. m. and 7:30. p m.
Presbyterian Church :���
Divine service will be held in Virginia Hall at 7:30 p. m.    Rev. J. A.
Jeland, Minister.
Certiflcate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.   Where located: On
Payne Mountain,   adjoining   the   "Two
Jacks" and -'Thursday Fraction" mineral
claims, in the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay; B. C.
Take Notice that I, E. M. Sahdilands (Certificate No.  B 18755) acting as agent for the
Payne Consolidated Mining Company, Limit
ed, Free Miner's Certiflcate No.B13921, intend,
sixty days from date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under
Section 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certiflcate of Improvements.
Dated this twenty-first day of July, 1899.
E. M. Sandilandb,
Certificate of Improvement!.
Situate in tha Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay District. Where located :
On the North Slope of the South Fork of
Carpenter Creek, above the Town of Cody.
Take Notice that I, J. H.Gray, acting as
agent for Mrs. L. Berens, Free Miner's Certificate No. 34395 A, Ed. Becker,F. M. C. No. 12193,
John Caldwell, F. M. C. No. 13792. F. A. Dever-
eux, F. M. C. No. 53840 A,C. L. Preston, J\M. C
No. 10S4HA, 0,T. Stone, F. M. C. No. 10W5A and
J. H. Gray, P. M. C. No. 23145A, intend sixty
days from date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of
the above claims,
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certiflcate of Improvements.
Dated this twenty-first day of July, 1899.
J,H. Gray.
L L B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public, Etc.
WATERLAND a westerberg
Headquarters for Miners.
Well stocked bar in connection.
First class accommodations.   Board by the
day or week.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Sioean Mining Division ol
West Kootenay District. Where located:
At the town of Sandon and adjoining the
BKl.T and Aroo Mineral Claims
Takk Notice that I, John Hirsoh, as
agent for William Sudrow, Free Miner's Certificate No. B. 13747, intend 00 days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvemens for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 27th day of June, 1899
John Hirsch.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
Atlantic Steamship  Tickets.
to and from European points via Canadian and American lines. Apply
for sailing dates, rates, tickets and
full information to any C. P. Ry
agent, or
C. P. R. Agent, Sandon.
WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.,
Established 1895.
Slocan Mines.
Mining Stocks bought and Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Ainsworth Mining Division of
West Kootenay District.   Where located:
On the Notrh Fork of Kaslo Creek, adjoining the Metlakatta Mineral Claim,
fake Notice that I, M. R. W. Rathborne,  of
Silverton, B.C., Free Miner's Certiflcate No
3337 A, intend, sixty days from date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certiflcate
of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And furtner take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before  the
issuance of such Certiflcate of Improvements.
M. R. W. Rathbornk.
Dated this 14th day of July, 1899.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay Distict.   Where located: About
three miles from Three   Forks, on  the
North Fork of Carpenter Creek.
Take notice that I, Chas. Moore, of Kaslo
B.C., acting as agent for Chas. 8. Ellis, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 33177a,  intend, sixty
days from  the date hereof to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certiflcate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 87,  must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certiflcate of Improvements.
Dated this first day of August, 1899.
Chas. Moore.
First Clas Sleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke,
Daily for St. Paul.   Thursdays for
Montreal and Boston.   Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto
TORONTO     94 hrs       MONTREAL     98 hrs.
NEW YORK 110 hrs      WINNIPEG      64 hrs
VANCOUVER 24 hrs.     VICTORIA 29 hrs.
Daily to Points Reached via.
Daily except Sunday to Points
reached via Rosebery and Slocan City.
13:30 k    Lv. sandon Arr.    13:00 k
Tickets Issued Through and Baggage Checked to   Destination,
Agent, Sandon.
A. G. P. Agt., Trav. Pass. Agt
Vancouver, Nelson.
Be sure   that your ticket reads via the
.Subscribers, *1.00 per month.!
Private Patients *2.00 per day, ex-i
elusive of expense of physician or,
surgeon and drugs.
Dr.  W. E. Gomm, Attendant Physician.
MihbS. M. Chibhoi.m, Matron.
Grant Cox, Wm.Donahuk, J. V. Martin,
Wm. Garbht and P. H. Muri'HY, Management Committee.
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication of ALTA
LODGE, U. D., held first Thursday
in each Month, in Masonic Hall,
Sandon, at 8 p. m. Sojourning brethern cordially invited.
W. H. Lilly,
Advertise in the Paystreak.
! '���
.s The Paystreak.
(Special to the Paystreak,)
Burton City, August 17.���James
Ash ton of Tacoma was in this week
and put 10 men to work on the Red
Mountain group at the head of Cariboo creek. The property will be
surveyed and extensively developed
this summer.
The work done on the Chieftain is
showing that proporty up in great
shape. The ledge has been opened
up with surface cuts for over 1500
feet, looking. beautiful everywhere.
Two tunnels are being run to cut the
ledge at 100 and 150-foot depths.
Everything is going along smoothly at the Silver Queen, and a larger
force than ever is on the payroll.
On the Promistoria properties,
where a small force is employed, an
important strike, was made early
this week. An ore chute five feet
wide has been tapped, in which there
is an 18-inch streak of very rich ore.
The average value across the five
feet gives $50 to the ton.
A trail is being built up McDonald
creek, which empties into the Columbia about eight miles below Nakusp.
Quite a number of claims were located on this creek last summer.
The work which the government
commenced to do on the Cariboo
Creek road and tributary trails has
not materialized very strongly yet.
Very little work was done when
operations were suspended for reasons which may be known to the government but are not apparent to the
plebeians of Cariboo Creek. This
district needs good roads and has the
properties that will justify the governmental making substantial outlays for this purpose.
Many beautiful specimens of ore
have been gathered from the different properties on the Creek for the
Paris exhibition. The people of Burton are taking care to let the resources of the camp be known as far as it
is in their power.
The "Four Hundred" of Burton
City are spending these fine summer
days rusticating in the mountains,
fishing, picking berries and dodging
the voracious mosquito and the nimble bear. Just at present the town is
almost deserted but there are many
camps in the hills whose animation,
is an indication of freedom from
���City" life���
Was the Yukon Worked a Centuru
,   Ago.,
A Vancouver despatch says : An
interesting story comes through the
mounted police at Dawson throwing
light oh the earlier history of the
Yukon. U has been a moot question
whether the northern gold diggings
Sere worked generations ago by the
udson's Bay Company pioneers,
deserters from Capt. Vancouver'ssur
vey vessel in 1792, or Russians. According to the police, there is a creek
running into the Yukon three miles
below Rink rapids, on which extensive diggings have been found,
They were presumably worked more
lhan 100 years ago. The location is
near the creeks confluence with the
Tatchen river. The Tatchen is presumed to have been in prehistoric
days the main Lewis or Yukon river
before the water worked, its way
through Five Fingers and created
the present position. Nothing remains of the once mighty Tatchen
but a bed of gravel over which
passes an insignificient stream. Gold
m found through thia/ gravel. The
hillside has never been prospected,
but the police think these hills at a
future day will be the centre ot a
greater mining camp than the Klondike.
One Company Gone Broke.
Messrs. Hughes and McMicken,
who fori the past 18 months have
been putting up money to*develop
the Montezuma, on the South Fork
of Kaslo creek, have thrown up the
sponge and have turned the property
over to the trustees for the creditors,
Messrs. Byers, Whittier and McLean.
They claim that the work has become
too expensive under the eight-hour
system and they do not care to .continue operations.
Aside from the expenditure of the
owners the property is $60,000 in
debt. It has a completely equipped
concentrator, an ariel tram about
four miles long, steam power plant
and air drills, The owners say that
there is a good showing of ore in the
mine. ,
Hamilton   Watches
-" ��H-:  *-.:*,.-
Are the best for Hard Service, being
the favorite Railroad Watch of North
America, largely taking the place of
other watches where accurate time is
required. The Jewels in these Watches
are Jewels, not imitation, and set in
Gold. The Higher Grades have Sapphire Pallets. Everything that goes to
make the finest Timekeeper is to be
found in these Watches.
Seventeen Jewel Grades from *20 to
JftTi. Twenty-one Jewels from ��40 to -��Kt.
Cull and see them.
I also handle the famous Hampden
Watch. I state only facts and can
back up every assertion made.
Jeweller and Optician.
Fine Seasonable Groceries
*    and ^^^^^^^^
Table Novelties.
Unequalled for Variety and Purity.
Hotels, Mines and Families, will find it.to their ad
vantage to see these new goods' In all lines before
purchasing elsewhere. Mall Orders will receive as
usual our prompt attention artd forwarded a_ desired
Sandon, B.C.
H. BYERS & Co.
Builders and  Heavy Hardware.
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Prospectors Outfits, Picks, Shovels and
Steel. ���amp Stoves, Camp Cooking
Utensils.     Powder, Caps and   Fuse.
J. R, & D. Cameron,
See our New Goods. The
Latest in Fall Suitings. We
Carry the Finest Lines in the
Slocan. Fit, Material and
Workmanship Guaranteed.
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Tobaccos,' Pipes,
Smokers' Sundries.
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Has the Finest
In tne Slocan.
Everything  New, Complete and
Up'tO'&ate.      The  Comfort   and
Convenience of Patrons will receive
the most Careful attention.   Call
and see us at the New Stand.
Two Doors Above the Post Office.
iDonaldson's  Rheumatic  Cure.
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It has Cured Others,
It Will Cure You.
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