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Array A
Hugh McGee and family have gone
to Spokane.
C. D. Hunter went to Rossland on
Mrs. Funk closed the Balmoral
restaurant on Tuesday.
0. B. Nelson, who kept tbe Klondike hotel, has gone to Rossland.
Constable S. A. Kelly ol Nelson
arrived yesterday over the K. A S.
A meeting of the executive of the
Mine Owners Association was held
Mrs M. L. Grimmett went east on
Thursday, accompanied by her
little son.
Geo. Wannan left on Monday for
Sooth Africa, going via New York
and Liverpool.
John Keen, assessor and collector,
advertises that the provincial tuxes
are due.    Dig up.
11. W'. I) Cope I a nd, representing
the Williams1 Directory, of Victoria,
sized up Sandon this week.
Mrs. Jas. Valla nee and child went
east on Tuesday. Mr. Vallance
accompanied tlu m to Nelson.
The Junior Hockey Club gave a
dance in Virginia hall on Tuesday
evening. Kith, which was successlul
financially and socially.
Five hotels failed to take out
1 censes on Jannarv 15th. Thev arc
The Denver, The Star, Klondike
Hotel, White House and Central.
Ed. Atherton was in Nelson this
week viewing the scene of the recent
conflict. He says he found John
Houston in no ���way downcast, at having been elected mayor* of the white
pants city of Kootenay.
Sir Charles Tupper, who reached
Ottawa on Tuesday, says that on his
western trip he made oil speeches
and spoke on an average of two
hours at each meeting. He was
merely practicing for the coining
At the meeting of the Ii. 0. L. on
Tuesdav evening the following officers were elected : llarrv Nash, W.
M ; David L Averill, D. M.; Albert
Karr, Chap.; I). J. Robertson, Ree*
Sec; Win. Todd, Treas ; Albert
David Past W. M.; Brinsley Walton, Lecturer.
K. P. Prttipiece is on Ills way to
Ferguson, B. C,, with a r.ewspipor
plant. He will have a sheet out in
that embrayo metropolis by Feb.
15th. Mr, Petti piece has been con
nected with the protest) in Kootenay
and Alberta for several years and
Ferguson will lose nothing by his
p "escnee.
Among the many sufferers from
the present soft weather is the Beatrice mine in the Lardeau country
whence just now it is impossible to
haul the ore owing to the state of the
mad*. Messrs. H. G MeCulloeh and
C. (>. Bl'lggs, the superintendent, are
now in Nelson and intend to go out
to the mine as soon as a frost set?) in.
The plans and specifications of a
branch line of the C. P. R up Ten
Mile Creek through Camp Mansfield
down Kaslo Creek to Kaslo, have
been forwarded to Montreal, and this
line will certainly be built next summer. The new road will paas near
all the properties in Camp Mansfield
and within a mile and a half of the
Mollie Gibson, to which point an
aerial tramway can easily be constructed. -Nelson Miner.
Owing to the lack of warehouses
and the lack of teams to haul it away
the merchants of Greenwood are
unable to take care of the freUht
consigned to them, with the result
that 188 cars are tied up there. This
is causing immense inconvenience
as under present conditions the
sidings can only conveniently accommodate 50 cars. Mr. F. W. Peters
has gone to Greenwood to try and
straighten out the tangle.
Bar silver is 5'.>4 cents at New
The Rambler sent down two cars
of tire during the week.
The week's shipments from the
Cmeen Bess amounted to 150 tons
J. C. Williams is applying for a
crown grant for the Portland No, 5.
Tne Pa\ne shipped 105 tons of ore
this week. This is the ore which
has been held at the ore house, pending settlemen tof traffic charges.
Importing Aliens.
The first serious move on the part
of the Association in their efforts to
break the strike was made on Sunday
night last when   Messrs.  Hand  and
Wood of  the   Payne,   and   Geo. W.
Hughes of the Idaho Mines, escorted
a party of 23  Finnish-Swedes  to the
Payne mine.   The  men come from
the iron milling country of Minnesota
and it is presumed  that  they   were
employed personally  by   Hand   and
Wood.    They   were  brought in by
the Bonners'   Ferry  route and were
rushed  up   Irom    there   by   special
boat ami special train, arriving at
the Payne at midnight on Sunday.
Their coming was not unknown to
the Miners' Fnion and quite a party
of miners was in waitilu at the train
to talk to them  but manager Hand
hustled his importation  into the ore
house and  locking the door, refused
to   allow   any    conference.      Some
lively talk ensued   between  Messrs.
Hand,   Hughes and  Wood, and the
compliments of the Season were pass
ed in the most  forcible  phraseology,
after which   the strikers  dispersed
and the   Swedes   were   sent  up the
tram to the mine.   The only attempt
that has been made to influence the
gentlemen from   Minnesota   was  on
Thursdav, when  n  party of  Union
miners made their way up the trail
to the Payne mine through eight feet
of snow to try to have a talk with
them on  the situation.   They   were
met by Pat  Dwyer, foreman of the
mine, C. H.  Hand,  super intend ant,
and others, accompanied by  Magis
trate Lilly.   As the men dispersed
no warrants were served.
The men imported are Finnish
Swedes. They were employed in
the iron mines of Minnesota, and are
not acquainted with mining as it is
understood in B.C. According to all
accounts they are a disreputable
looking lot of individuals, poorly
dressed, gaunt and impoverished.
They brought no portmanteaus with
them and the Payne company has
Uiad to supply them with blankets.
Theirintelligcnce is notapparently of
a very high plane and none of them
have ever been heard to talk English. Rumor has it that they are to
be followed bv others of the same
class, but up to date no later arrivals
have been recorded.
This is the first time that the Ass >���
elation has succeeded in getting men
in and getting them to work. Should
these men be allowed to remain at
the mine it is probably that more
will follow. What this means to the
business men of the Slocan is too obvious to need mention. Outside of a
few firms, who deal direct with the
mining companies, the business of
the camp depends solely on the men
employed iu the mines. It the citizens of this camp are to be displaced
by foreigners of the lowest typo
the loss to the business men of the
camp will be Irrefarable. The pro
cedure of the Association in this
matter has been open to censure and
their manner of treating the men and
their contempt of the public Interest
will bring them into disrepute. B>
deliberately ignoring the Alien Act
and bringing these men in against
law they have placed themselves in
the light of law breakers.
It is about time for Canadians to
waken up. If these mine owner* are
to I be allowed to fill the camp with
these low class foreigners, whose
presence will be a Continual menace
to the pence ot the district, and displace our own citizens aud drive
them out of the country, it is about
time to enquire by what right they
hold that privilege. If the Dominion
government is sincere in regard to
the Alien Act and means to protect
the miners and business men of the
district its time to act has arrived.
Do Not Want the Lai�� Changed.
Victoria, B. C, January 19. ���A
petition was received from Silverton
asking that no amendment or change
be made to the clauses of the present
mineral act, commonly known as
the Ei.'ht Hour law. and that the
same be retained in its entirety and
duly enforced.
Latest Erom the Front.
CtJRLANA, January 20.���No change
in the situation. In a slight skirmish,
Hood's rough oiders (Fng.) routed
Von Grhermerht (Boer) from a weak
position on Curly river, Gi'hernieiht
badly wounded escaped to a kopje,
where he was found all "curled"
up. Hood,
Anonymous Literature Not Wanted.
We have received this week one
poem and three roasts, all unsigned,
for publication in this paper. The
poem is intended for a  josh  on the
band, and will receive publication
when the author subscribes his name
to the document. The roasts are,
one on tbe Payne company, one on
C. H. Hand, and one on W. L.
Hagler. There is no probability
thai these would be published, even
though they were signed, but unsigned the never will. When this
paper chooses to roast C. II. Hand or
the Payne company for importing
Swedes, or VV. L Hagler for using
bad language it will do so of its own
accord, and will not resort to the
anonymous style.
W. L. Hagler Taken in for Unlawful
Assembly. Warrant Secured by
C. H. Hand. Matrere Becoming
Slightly Interesting.
W L. Hagler, secretary of the
Sandon Miner's Union, was arrested
yesterday by Provincial Constable S.
A. Kelly, on a warrant sworn out by
Carl H. Hand, superintendent of the
Payne mine. The charge is that of
unlawful assembly. The case had a
preliminary hearing before W. II.
Lilly yesterday and the prisoner was
put under bonds of 11000, in securities of ��403 each by W. J. Thompson
and John Buckley and $200 bv
Hagler himself. The case will come
upon Wednesday at 10:30 a,m.
At the regular meeting of the city
council on Monday evening the following accounts were recommended
for payment:
Alex.Crawford, expense to Nakusp for purchase of tea in.. .$15.05
Slocan News      1.25
Newsoine A Co  26.40
Hardware for stable, etc  23.70
Paystreak  12.00
Communications were read from
D. J. Robertson regarding pauper
funerals and from D. C. McCrae applying for position of chief of police.
Mr. Robinson's letter was declared
out of order and D. C. McCrae's letter
was received and fyled.
The report of the police magistrate
was received and fyled.
The report of the returning officer
declaring that no nominations bad
been made, was received.
The financial statement for year
1891) was presented by the city clerk,
and was received and fyled.
A Netc Field For Prospecting.
Buller has crossed the Tugela with
35,000 men and the latest despatches
indicate that the big scrap is now on.
Prospecting for lead placers in the
neighborhood of Ladysmith should
be a profitable occupation next summer. There is plenty of lead thereabout but at present they pave a disagreeable method of passing it
Mrs. Spencer's dancing class is a
great success. Over 40 pupils were
in attendance one evening this weck_ THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, JANUARY 20, liXX)
Journalistic Enterprise.
Wc are a firm believer in the maxim "Live and Let Live", we ardently favor reciprocity, and try to live
up to the golden rule. We therefore
make the following generous offer :
We will make any ordinary gentleman a colonel, a professor or a prominent and influential citizen, just as
he may prefer, in return for a two-
gallon'jug of whiskey, at least 27
years old.
We will publish any original poem
half a column in length for a cord of
good wood; canned goods, baled
hay, coal or ore samples taken same
as wood in proportion to market
value. Old maids made young,
charming and frisky for two dollars'
worth of anything we can eat, drink
or wear or bet on the black jack
game. Politicians and lobbyists at
Victoria made honesi and truthful
for $7.50 a month, strictly and un-
deviatingly in advance Your home
made com mod ious for two dollar's
worth of chewing tobacco, or palatial
for a poll tax receipt. Babies made
cherubs for fifty cent's worth of gum;
iron stains made the biggest ore
chutes on record, a pack mule made
a pedigreed steed, a doctor made a
distinguished practitioner and a barber made into a tonsori.il artist at the
same rate. Mine managers made
prominent capitali-ts, agents distinguished financiers and scabs made
good miners at reasonable rates.
Townsites, bogus mining stock and
wild cat mineral claims taken in
part payment.
The above liberal terms we offer
those who have not heretofore re
ceivvd the editorial appreciation they
may have felt they deserved. This
is a splendid opportunity to secure
the same at most advantageous rates,
so please come carlv and avoid the
We mav state that we offer these
special inducements in order that, we
may get squared up, sentimentally
as well as financially, by the latter
end of this century. We want to
know where we a>e at, so that we
may adapt ourselves to the rapidly
changing Conditions and commence
the new century with a clean sheet
and a fumigated conscience. Others
may offer to do more for less money
but you may put them down as fakirs
and humbugs. We do legitimate
"Boys," said General Sherman, in
his famous address to the cadets���
"boys, they tell you that war is all
glory, but let me tell you it is all
The Japanese government has
made the camphor trade of Formosa
a monopoly ; so that the government
has the say whether or not the moth
shall corrupt.
Japan owns over half of her rail
ways.   She made a   net profit   last
year of ��2,70J,000.
The Fenian invasion has probably
been called off on the strength of the
report that whiskey costs as high as
��10 a bottle in an ordinary campaign. 	
There may be considerable doubt
as to what century we are in, but
looking at the policy of the Laurier
government and Sir Charles Tupper
would suggest that it must be about
the fifteenth.
There are many warm controversies across the line as to whether or
not the framers of the American constitution favored expansion and the
annexation of outside territory.
Some day some citizen will meekly
inquire if it makes any difference
whether they did or not.
The United States trunk lines are
preparing to meet the change conditions that will be brought obout next
season by the deepened ST. Lawrence canals. The New York Central,we are told, have decided to provide special rolling stock to facilitate
the handling of the seaboard grain
business. Speed and a lower rate
are necessary, Last year trains of
eighty cars, with f>0,000 bushels capacity did the work. Within a year
the New York Central will send out
100-car trains, made up of specially
constructed cars, holding 100,000
bushels. Powerful freighting locomotives of the most modern type will
be put in commission and grain will
be handled at two-fifths of a cent a
ton per mile.
Leo Tolsti says: The governments
and the leading classes, realizing in
the very depth of their souls that the
solving of the land question means
the solving of all social questions,
which would deprive them at once of
all their special privileges, and that
this question is the question or the
day, make it appear as if they were
greatly disturbed over the welfare of
the people, and while they introduce
savings banks, inspection of factories,
income tax, and even the eight hour
working day they very carefully
ignore the land question; and with
the aid of a politico-economic science
which is devoted to their interest,
and will prove anything they want
proven, they insist that the expropriation of land would be useless, hurtful, nay even impossible.
New Zealand is far ahead of the
other colonies of Australasia, and, in
fact, of any other country in the
world, in its treatment of the unemployed. It has a well-considered
plan in actual operation, by which
the unemployed are yatedred up in
cities at government labor bureaus,
and are forwarded to one point and
another, where they are wanted on
government railroads and other public works. At these points they are
not kept in camps to be scattered
again when the work is through,
but they are assigned farms, and
their work is so arranged that they
work alternately for the government
and on their own land. The government advances them funds to
clear their land and to build themselves homes. In all parts of the
colony the penniless out of-work is
bv this system converted into a
thrifty land owner.
Once a son of Erin came to New
York and went through the usual
stages of evolution. First he was a
corporation laborer, working with
his pick and mattock in a ditch ; then
he became a policeman and worked
not at all, but acquired influence,
and took cess ; then he entered the
inner ring of Taminan v and became
a contractor. He died wealthy, but
all throngh his life he and his wife
were tender of allusion to his humble
beginnings. When Murphy was
dead and the casket reposed in the
drawing room his widow came down
stairs to see the floral tributes.
"Ah,"she said, "the Gates Ajahr
isbutiful! An'that Broken Colyum
���how touching! An' the bleedin'
heart, swately pretty ! An' the pillar
of ,"   But here slje came across
an anchor. "I wonder now," and
her eyes snapped, "I wonder who the
divil sint that pick !"
A Snap for Everybody
While it Lasts.
We haoe a lot of China and
Glass ware at The Bazaar.
Also a lot of Stationery, Including Writing Tablets, Boxes
of Fine Linen Writing  Paper
and Envelopes to match.
Lead Pencils, Pen Holders,
Ink in all size receptacles
from a small school bottle up
to quart jars.
These, along with a number
of other articles, are being-
closed out at actual Cost. Call
in and take advantage of an
opportunity which seldom presents itself in Sandon.
The Bazaar
Opposite the Post Office
��� THE PAYSTREAK, SAKDON, B. C, .lANCAUV 20,  lixid
Comparatively few people have any
idea of the growing importance of /.inc
in the industrial arts and in general
manufacture Everybody, of course, is
familiar with the employment of zinc
for stove mats and in the form of gal-
van i/.ed iron, but the many new uses to
which tins metal has been put have escaped general attention. It is a fact,
however, that not one other metal can
be named the consumption of which has
increased so rapidly and persistently,
and which has entered into such a multiplicity of industrial employment* as
zinc has within the decade now Hearing
its close.
To mention a few of the more important new uses of zinc, and to show the
extent to which its consumption has in-
creased:--In 1890 8,700 electric engines
and motors consumed zinc in the manufacture of electricity: in 1898 141,000 engines consumed zinc. Inl89J 250,000
pounds of zinc was used for monumental
and statuary work In cemeteries; in
1898 fourteen times this amount was
used for the same purpose. In 1 sf���."> the
consumption of zinc for ornamental
fronts for buildings in cities had in
creased to twenty times the amount
consumed for that purpose in 1890, and
very recently it has come, into popular
use for fresco walls and fretted work in
domes. Zinc is the coining material for
ceilings and interior wall covering'
pressed into strips the thickness of stout
paper, colored or stamped with, suitable.
designs and cemented together at the
edges in invisible seams. These new
wall coverings will endure for a generation, for the metal will not corrode or
oxidize, and can he cleaned in a simple
and inexpensive, way.
Zinc is used  in  the  manufacture of
German silver, brass, babbit metal,galvanized iron roofing (which has an  endurance over six  times greater than
ironi. in bath tttbs, cisterns, wash tuhs,
washing boilers, sinks, cooking utensils of nearly all descriptions, telegraph
wire, fence wire; for steam, water, and
gas pipes, in refrigerators, refrigerator
cars (into the construction ol* which zinc
enters as a  prime factor, and the car
builders being among tbe largest consumers of the same); zinc forms the material for furnaces, mantels, toys, cartridges, locks, and of the new and durable button of all colors and designs; it
is used in the manufacture of paints,
Penning of metal?, cyaiilding of <>fold,
and iu the coating of fence and telegraph wires.
think, a tax upon real estate, that is
land and building!, but it is a tax upon
site value alone. It is not a revolution
or rebellion, or a war between nations
or classes. It is not even a war by a
domestic nation in behalf of a foreign
class. It is the most natural kind of
evolution. It is a transcendant conservatism It is not confiscation, nor is
there about it the tincture of what the
superficial critic pictures to his. own
mind as confiscation. It is rather a respecter and promoter, not only of the
right of the. people, the nusses, the nine
out of every ten,hut of every tenth man
as well.
The Sl7���� of South Africa.
If you were to take the United States,
from,the Atlantic to the  Pacific, and j
from the northern to the southern houn-!
dary lines, and increase the area three- i
fold on   the   continent   of  Africa, you
would still  have enough  land for the
Republic of France, the entire German
Empire, all of Austria Hungary, the.
kingdom of  Italy,  all that   is   left of
Spain, and, of course,a few odd corners, j
in which the British Islands .could  he'
stored  without   any   difficult?.     This
may glVd some idea of the enormous
extent   of    that    wonderful    country
Within the memory of this present generation it was practically unknown  to
the world    Now  we find it so full of
riches and  possibilities that the great
nations of Europe are each year sacrificing thousands of lives that they may
extend   their    boundary   lines.      Five
thousand miles is the  Length of  this
great continent, and  at   its widest part
it is 1.100 miles.    It is  the only one of
the continents which lies equally to the
north and south of the equator.
New Denver LMgs.
Doomed Paul: "Jouby, sit mit me,
und I vil readt you mit der latest
news."   [Jouby sits.]
Paul reads: "Nelson, Jan. 12. Der
vas von pig pattle yesterday.   Der
pioneer brigade und der labor corps
led by Houston made a grandt attack on der army of white bants und
cod-fish plueploods, and after many
hours drove deiu into der consomme.
Der light was hot, but above all der
din der roar of der street cars could
be heard,   und many a victim fell
mit der mud.   Vhen derflagofdruce
vas run oud, Fletcher vas found under der snow vildly singing,   'Oh,
vydodey calls me Dinuis.'    John
Handsuni Houston vas found pitting
on a pile of slot machines in a veldt
mit clover, holding a plack jack mit
each hand, und der pees dropt honey
on him und sang,   'Ve arc der Peoples,' 'Seven Come Eleven,1   'Come
vera der Miner lies a'Sleeping,' 'Vere,
oh vere vas Davie Carley Gone/ und
adder musics.    Der Irish und Scotch
vas banished padh, vhile in many a
pack yard  der dead marines could
be seen silent and spiritless.    In der
sortie at Kaslo,   McAnn raised Kane,
und not a gun vas fired at Sandon."
Paul: 'How you like dot, Jouby?
Hand me dot pottle mit schnapps on
der inside."
Jouby: "Dot vas allridt, put ve hef
no more dime today to read mit dem
Paul: "Vy so?"
WHAT    IS    THK    SINtJI.K    TAX?
The law and custom of the day is to
tax   three things,   personal   property,
buildings and  land   values.   There  is
today a'strong tendency toward the ex- j
einption of personal property on account
of its mercurial character, leaving all
taxes to rest on  two things, buildings
and land values.   There is also today a
rapidly growing  sentiment in favor of
the exemption of buildings (immovable
personal property) and the taxing not
three things nor two  things, but one
thing only, namely, land values.   This
is the single tax���natural taxation, and
it is all there is of it.
It is not a tax upon land areas, hut
upon land values, site values, the largest areas having often the smallest values.    It is not. as jnaijy sthoughtlessk j
Office and School
Letter Files
and Cabinets,
Church Chairs and
Lodge Furniture,
Carpets, Rugs,
Oil Cloths,
Carpet Felts and
Stair Pads,
Carpet Sweepers,
Bedding and Toilet
Plate Mirror S ocks
���all Sizes,
Window Shades,
Cornice Poles,
Lace and
Tapestry Curtains,
We carry
in stock.
& Co., Sandon.
All kinds of
Mattresses and
Goods made to
order on short
Room and
Picture Moulding
Framing Made
to oixler,
Baby Go Carts
and Carriages,
Tents and
Sewing Machines
In short, any-
tling for comfort.
Jouby: "Pacause his nobs, Bobs,
has arrived in it der Cape and I see
der end. Ve vill soon pe mit
Paul: "Jouby, you mast not pe so
depressivied in your spirits. Ve hef
much to pe dankful for dose dimes."
Jouby: "Vat tor?"
Paul: "Veil, ve don'dt hef to read
mit der Nelson Miner, nor listen to
Joe Martin, nor live at Rosebery.
Neider do ve hef to bay enny C.P.R.
freighdt pills. Ifve did Jouby, va
could not carry on der var. Oh, my
dear Joub, ve hef much to dank onr
Dutch Ixird for. Let us now go oud
to a kopje und look'mit der var some
Led Astray by a Satchel.
Some time ago one of Marshall's most
charming young ladies slipped and fell
on the stepping stones in front of her
father's house and sprained her knee.
It grew so bad she thought it necessary
to call in a physician. She had formed
a dislike to their family doctor, so her
father suggested several others, and
finally it was decided to call the spruce
young man with a homeopathic case
that passed the house every day.
They kept a sharp lookout, and when
he  came along  called   him in.   The
young lady modestly raised her skirti
and showed the disabled member.   The
little man looked at it attentively and
then said:
"That certainly is quite serious."
"Well,'' said she, "what shall I do?"
"If I were you," he whispered,  "I
would send for a physician; I am a piano tuner."    	
Took Their Coffins Home.
Calvin McPherson and wife, living
near English, Crawford county, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at the resilience of their daughter,
at English, yesterday, at which were
present many of the childreii and
grandchildren, says a recent despatch
from Indianapolis. Later in the after*
noon Mr. and Mrs. McPherson went to
an undertaker's and selected their coffins and had them placed in their wagon
to be taken home They are both past
seventy. In explanation of the pur*
chase of the coffins, Mr. McPherson
"We just thought wed have 'em
ready, as it won't be long till we'll need
Concerning I.raU Value*.
The new method for settling for lead
values in ores, which took effect last
week in all the syndicate smelters���and
necessarily in those outside���is an important gain to the miner, remarks the
Denver News.   Instead of following ths
present brokers' quotation,   which   is
purely arbitrary, the settlement each
week will represent the average cash
quotation of the week preceding.   Had
this been hitherto in force, the week's
settlements would allow $4.72% per 100
pounds, and not $4.45, the  arbitrary
quotation.   The difference would reach
27J per 100 pounds, or $5150 per ton
The brokers' quotation is not  at all
consistent with the present condition of
the market for lead.
Pay the printer and !>e honored.
The   Paystreak.
U tamed every Saturday In Sandon, In the heart
of the greatest White Metal camp on earth.
SobscrlDtion     ��� ...     fs.ooayear
Strictly In advance.
Address: Thk I'aybtkkak, Sandon, B.C.
Wm. MacAuamb.
SANDON. B. C, JAN. 20,   19C0
The women of France and the
women of Quebec have different ideas
in reference to replenishing the earth.
In France no babies are wanted, and
the wives of that decaying nation use
every known device to prevent conception. To such an extent is this
carried on that France will soon be a
sixth-rate power in Europe. In the
French province of Canada the reverse is the order of the day, and unless the women change their ways
we will have over 70 millions of
French Canadians in a little over the
end of the twentieth century.
In the cities of the United States
t' e wives of the parvenu rich haye
taken a leaf from the code of France
and are doing their best to keep down
production. Many of them, especially in New York, find more enjoyment in coddling the son of a female
canine than they do in nursing a
miniature of themselves and husbands. A Chicago writer describes
the dog darlings of Fifth avenue in
the following vigorous language:
"New York's four hundred, the delightful  band of which Ward McAllister, a southern cad,  was so long
the director, runs now to dogs in
place of infants.   Any person walking along Fifth avenue of a sunny
winter morning will see five hundred
nurses out with dogs to ten that are
out with babies.   In the parks ffne
carriages whirl by, but in them are
no baby faces, lace encircled, rosy
and smiling.   The muzzles of poodles
are thrust out from the laps of women
lolling on   the    upholstered  seats.
"Perambulators" roll up and down
the sidewalks in the quieter parts of
the city, but the patient women shoving them along do not stop and pant,
'uddled on soft pillows, snuggled into gaudy costly blankets are pugs
and Japanese poodles and spaniels
and  long-bodied,   stinking,   bench-
legged dachshunds.    In every uptown mansion there is a dog which
is a household pet.   The dog show is
one of tbe swell functions ot the year.
In their homes these worthless brutes
sleep upon cushions of down, covi red
with silk and edged with costly lace.
Daily they are sponged with   perfumed  water.    Their blankets are
embroidered.     They wear jeweled
collars.     Their   slobbery,   unclean
mouths are pressed a hundred times
a day by rosy lips.     In  the Fifth
avenue  neig borhood  are   several
"dog tailors," who are growing rich
off their fool women patrons.    These
fellows cut dog   blankets to fit after |
careful measurement,   select  colors
which will be becoming to Fido and
discuss gravely  tbe latest fashions
in dog furnishings.    They make to
order dog astrakhan overcoats, lined
with pink, yellow,   green,   blue or
brown satin.   They manufacture fur
collanfor these infernal substitutes
for infants.   Dog shoemakers make
patent-leather shoes for the curled and
scented darlings to wear upon sidewalks when the weather is cold.   To
out-fit a seventy-cent dog, the property  of a   mush-brained    million-
heiress, costs from $300 to $500, there
being at tbe same time 10,000 starving men and women within a mile ot
the dog's palatial home.    Children
are kept in the nursery, but the miserable,  undersized, overfed pup, or
canine adult,  is permitted to run all
over the house,  its frantic maid following it about, not daring to chide
it, but imploring it in a thousand endearing terms to be  "a good child"
and not "a naughty,  naughty 'itty
dirl" or 'ittv man," as the sex of the
thing may determine.   Jumping into
the silken lap of its mistress, the "itty
dirl" or "itty man," is hugged, kissed,
fondled, slopped over ad nauseam.
"New York women of that walk in
life which is misnamed tbe "upper"
not only refuse to bear children, but
refuse to have anything to do with
the children of others.   Most of all do
they refuse to adopt children.    The
secretary of the Children's Aid Society does not look  to  the grande
dames for help.     The   hundreds of
waits that come under the society's
care in a year are gradually placed
in  comfortable  homes,    but   these
homes are almost invariably outside
of New York city.    'A dog is so much
less responsibility and so much more
pleasing in every way,' says Mrs.
Vanastorbilt.     'Why   should   I   be
troubled with the legitimate, or ille
gitimate, brat of a common woman?'"
New Denver Ledge.
We hear a great deal nowadays
about the great damage that the
labor trouble in the Slocan has done
in the way of preventing capital from
coming into the camp. It is true that
capital does not care to do anything
when the labor question is unsettled,
but the inertia is only temporary.
When matters are amicably adjusted
capital will come in freely, if the
African war does not interfere with
its flow. Capital is too greedy to
stay away from a rich lunch like the
Slocan. Even as it is, more capital
has been attracted to the Slocan this
year than at any time in its history.
Two companies with more than fifty
millions of dollars at their back are
now operating in this section of the
country, and they do not say a word
against paying $3.50 for eight hour
shifts. This will be startling news to
the many carpers wbo sit with their
hands crossed and sputter blue ruin
from the bottom of their rotten souls,
The Cceur d'Alenes, in Idaho, had a
much more serious labor trouble than
we have had in the Slocan, and this
is how we find matters over there;
During the first half ot 1899, the
value of documents filed for record in
the Cceur d'Alene district amounted
to $586,058.84, and for the last half
$1,486,752.85. The increase over
1898 was over 200 per cent. If Idaho
can show such a record after its recent experience with dynamite, bull
pens and martial law, where will the
Slocan be at when the present bloodless contention has become only a
memory? Echo answers, "Out ot
sight and still a'climbing."
The following very encouraging
announcement recently appeared in
several of the Eastern newspapers:
"The Ontario Government has just
issued a charter to the 'Slocan Kilo
Development Companv, which owns
20 valuable claims in the Kootenay
district. The company is capitalized
at $7,000,000, and the venture is regarded as one of the largest mining
undertakings of the year. In addition to its claims in Kootenay the
company proposes to operate in Ontario. The provisional directors are
Senator Miller, New York, and Mes
sers, James McNaught and A. Mc-
Kinney, New York; II. Melville,
Boston; and Charles McGee, Ottawa.
Arrangements have been perfected
for the erection of a 100 stamp mill
in the Slocan, and as the men at the
back ofthe project are all well-known
capitalists, the undertaking promises
to be crowned with success." This
is the company known as the Warner-
Miller syndicate, which recently has
made such extensive purchases of
mining property in the Slocan.
The Payne has reached the Scandinavian stage of its existence, a de
cided improvement over the era ot
macaroni.���The Ledge.
Weary .and wounded,and worn, wounded and ready to die,
A soldier they left,all alone and forlorn,
on the field of battle, to die.
The dead and the dying alone would
their presence and pity afford,
Whilst, with a sad heart and terrible
tone he sang the Song of the
'Fight, tight, tight! though a thousand
fathers die!
Fight, tight, tight! though a thousand
children cry!
Fight, fight, fight! while the mothers
and wives lament!
And fight, tight, fight! while millions of
money are spent.
"Fight, fight, fight! should the cause bo
foulor fair,
Though all that's gained is an empty
name and a tax too great to hear;
An empty name and a paltry fame and
thousands lying dead;
Whilst everv   glorious    victory   must
raise the price of broad.
"War, war, war! fire and famine and
Desolate fields and desolate towns and
thousands scattered abroad.
With never a home, and never a shed,
whilst kingdoms perish and fall;
And the hundreds of thousands are lying dead���and all for nothing at
"War, war, war! musket, and powder,
and ball���
Ah, what do we tight so for?   Ah! why
have we battle at all?
Tis Justice must  be done, they say���
tbe nation's honor to keep;
Alas, that Justice should be so dear and
human life so cheap!
"War, war, war! misery, and murder,
and prime
Are all tbe blessinirs I've seen in thee,
from m,v youth to tbe present
Misery, murder and crime���crime, winery, murder and woe!
Ab! would that I bad known in mv
younger days the horror* which
now I know!''
Weary,and wounded and worn-*1-wound-
ed and ready to die,
A soldier they left.all alone and forlorn,
on the field of battle to die
Tbe dead and the dying alone would
their presence and pity afford.
And thus, with a sad and terrible tone,
he sanjr tbe Song of the Sword!
A bad smash up occurred Sunday on
the Crow's Nest road, near Creston,
tbe cars jumping the track in rounding
a curve.   Three men were injured.
F>. BTJRjNTS <8o CO,
I hew my pathway with the Sword,
Slay Peace and say I throttled Crime,
King round with flame the Savage Horde,
Weave crimson in the robe of Time.
I search for gold and gleaming gem,
Seise fairest islands of the sea,
Find simple folk and fling to them
From cannon mouth���Humanity.
I seek tbe realm where dullards dwell,
I make each brutish weakling feel
The good there is in shriek of shell,
The blessings wrought by fire and steel.
With saber stroke and thrust of lance
I shake the regions of Content,
And teach the hosts of Ignorance
The sweetness of Enlightenment.
What matter if Death's pride be War,
Or Weakness be the slave of Might?
Is progress not a conqueror,
And Power another name for Right?
What matter if I crush the free,
Or if ten million men be slain?
Ami not lord of Destinv���
The Anglo-Saxon god of Gain?
���H. Bash ford, in S. F. Examiner.
Note* of Interest and Inatructlwii to the
[Compile.! l>y Wm. Tliomllnson.]
On account of the reported occurrence
of tclluride oiea around the headwaters
of Kettle river, between Vernon and Fire
Valley. we����t of Ihe Lower Arrow lake,
the following notes, compiled from the
U'st authorities, may prove instructive
and of value to  prospectors:���
Tellurium is one of the elementary
substances. It is a rare element, and
when found is generally combined chemically with other elementary substances,
as silver, gold, lead, mercury, bismuth,
and sulphur, forming compound'', called
The element, tellurium, itself is of
little economic value, but is interesting
for the reason that it is the only element
with which gold combines chemically in
nature; and on account of it? association
with the other substances above mentioned.
When first discovered, in Germany,
1782, tellurium was mistaken for silver
ore. When scientists examined it, they
were much puzzled with it, and finally
decided it was a new element, which
they named tellurium, from the Latin
word���tellus, tbe earth.
The principal properties of native tellurium are: bright lustre, silver-white
color, greyish streak and powder, hardness 2 to 2.5, is somewhat brittle, fuses
easily, volatilizes and can he distilled at
high temperatures, golden yellow vapor,
crystalizes readily but may occur massive, when strongly heated burns with a
blueish-tfreen Maine and gives off thick
white smoke, is soluble in nitric acid.
Sylvanite.���A tellunde of gold and
silver, named sylvanite because found in
Transylvania. A good specimen gives
about 28.5 per cent gold, 15.5 par cent
silver and 56 per cent tellurium, but its
composition is variable. It may vary
silver 1 to 15 per cent, gold 25 to 45 per
cent, tellurium 45 to 56 per cent. The
sylvanite found at Cripple Creek, Col.,
averages about 25 per cent in gold. It
has a bright metallic lustre; color, steel
grey to silver white, but sometimes pale
or brassy yellow. Hardness, 1.5 to 2,
brittle, fuses easily, and tbe tellurium
volatilizes, leaving a globule of gold and
silver. It is usually found massive, but
sometimes in plates or bladed crystals.
When the specks or crystals of sylvanite
are arranged in the gangue rock, almost
like Hebrew writing, the ore is called
graphic tellurium. Prof. A. Lakes, in
describing the specimens of telluride
ores in the state museum at Denver.Col.,
uses tbe following terms: "Bronze colored sylvanite in foliated plates or scales,
bronze colored tellurides, glittering little
plates of tellurides.magnificent glittering
plates of tellurides crossing each other,
hair-like network of telluride minerals,"
Calaverite���A telluride of gold, named
calaverite because found in Calaveras
county, Cal. It also occurs at Cripple
Creek. Its composition is gold 44.5 per
cent, tellurium 55.5 per cent. It is of a
bronze yellow color, resulting from the
blending of the silver white tellurium
with yellow gold. It is usually found
massive or without crystals.
Petzite.���This.likesylvanite, is a telluride of gold and silver, but contains
more silver and less tellurium. Its usual
composition is gold 25.70 per cent, silver
42.36 per cent, tellurium 34.16 per cent.
Sometimes petzite is found containing
more silver and less gold than the a'oove
percentages. It is the most abundant of
the tellurides, and occurs at Cripple
Creek, Republic, Wash., and several
other places. The ore has a metallic
lustre. Its color is steel grey, but as it
often tarnishes to an iron black, the
color of a fresh break or fracture should
l��e observed. Hardness 2.5 to 3 per cent
It may be slightly sectile, and is usually
found massive without crystalization. It
fuses easily before the blowpipe, the tel
lurium volatilizing and leaving a globule
of gold and silver.
Hessite���A telluride of silver; contains silver 62.8 per cent, and tellurium
37.2 per cent. It has a metallic lustre,
lead to steel grey color, blackish powder,
and it is malleable and seulile like lead.
It fuses easily with soda before the blow
p'pe and uives a silver globule. When
part of the silver contents are replaced
by gold, it may he classified as petzite,
to which it is closely related.
Altaite.���A telluride of lead, first discovered in the Altai mountains. It contains lead 61.8 per cent, tellurium 38.2
percent. Hardness 2.5 to 3.5. It is of
tin white or yellowish color; is sectile
and fuses easily. It is usually found
massive, but occasionally in cubes like
galena. It tarnishes to a bronze yellow,
therefore should be judged by a fresh
Tetradymite.���A telluride of bismuth;
usual composition bismuth 52 percent,
tellurium 48 per cent, but sulphur and
selenium are often present in small
quantities. Color, pale and metallic
grey; hardness 1.5 to 2. It fuses easily
and volatilizes, and it may be found
massive, granular, or in flexible leaf-like
plates, slightly sectile. It occurs in the
gold mines of Virginia and Georgia.
Nagyajjite, or Foliated Tellurium.���
Thisisa very mixed telluride, having
variable quantities of sulphur, iron, lead,
silver and gold in its composition. It
contains from 6 to 9 per cent gold. Its
color is blackish-lead-grey. It is very
soft, hardness 1 to 1.5, and usually occurs in flexible leafy forms, but may be
found massive. It may be mistaken for
a form of graphite, but as nagyagite
fuses easily in a candle flame, and gra
phite is practically infusible, no mistake
should be made on account of the resemblance.
Coloradoite.���A telluride of mercury,
often mixed with other telluride ores.
Mullerine.���A rare gold bearing telluride of lead and antimony. i
Kremerite.���A rare telluride of gold,
occurring at Nagyagin.
to the deliberate machinations  ef
American transport company agenda,
It would be well for the mine managers of Kootenay to profit by the experience of other camps.   It is a costly
policy that gives labor to foreigners in
preference to native born Canadians.   If
the Silver-Lead Mines Association succeeds in opening the mines with scab
labor, and foreigners at that, the association will have been a curse  to the
community.   It might save a few dollars
now, but the loss will follow later.   Take
the case of the Coeur d'Alenes for example.   There foreigners were taken into
the mines to such an extent that they
out numbered tbe Americans and captured the labor organizations.    The result was that trouble reigned in the district.   Of the 528 prisoners shut up in
bull-pen at Wardner after the dynamite
outrage, 396 were foreigners and only
132 of American birth.    Since the trouble was ended and the mines resumed
operations, the district has been Americanized, and of tbe 2073 men employed
in the mines in November 1357 were of
American birth;   97 were Germans, 209
Scandinavians, 61 Italians, 98 Canadians,
38 Austrians, 15 Scotch, 86 English, 36
Irish,   24   Welsh,   45   Russians   and  7
French.   The Slocan mines should be
Canadianized.     Canadian   miners   are
the best of workmen.    They are cheaper
at |3.50 a day than foreigners will be at
$3 or $2.50.���The Ledge.
The Yukon San is doing a good
work in repeatedly sounding a strong
note of warning against the booming:
of Cape Nome. That paper���without
regard to the recently added com
plexities of judicial decision, which
makes all titles to foreshore gold
claims doubtful���significantly points
out that a Mr. Shepherd, agent for
the North American Trading and
Transportation Co, at St. Michael,
Alaska, sent circular letters far and
wide, booming Cape Nome as early
as February last, though only $1,600
worth of gold had then been taken
out. It is confidently asserted by the
Sun that much of the exaggeration of
Cape Nome gold possibilities is due
Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,
International Navigation A
Trading Company.
Schedule of Time.    Pacific Standard
Passenger train for Sandon   and
way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a.
in. daily,  returning, leaves Sandon
at 1:15 p. m.,  arriving at   aslo at
3:55 p. in.
& TRADING CO.,  operating on
Kootenay Lake and River.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.
m��� daily except Sunday. Returning
leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m��� 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.
Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry
Tuesday and Saturdays at 7 a. m.,
meeting steamer International from
Kaslo at Pilot Bay. Returning,
leaves Bonner's Ferry at 8 a. m.
Wednesdays and Sundays.
Steamer International leaves Kaslo
for Lardo and Argenta at 8:45 p. m.
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 sold to all points i i Ca ada
and the United Statas. To ascertain
rates and full information, address-
Robert Irving, Manager.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.
Freight and Ticket Agt., Sandon.
M. W. DAT. Proprietor.
 Manufaturer of all	
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc., Etc
Sandon, B.C.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
Hunter Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Dry Goods,
We carry the best lines that money can buy, and,  buying in large quantl
ties, save you the extra profit,
Sandon       Rossland        Greenwood       Grand Forks ^h^b^^^^^N
J. A. McEM.ua Id ba�� gone u> M>yie to
Txie cro**-col tunnel being driven on
lb* Frifrcx*. has encountered tint iedge a:
a distance of 35 feet. ��>d tbe surface
tbe ledge ebowE carbonate* and galena.
P.. F Gre*-u write* that the <rovem-   A short drift oo tbe ledge will  reach a
meat cannot provide anv fir*- protection
for New f>envtrr
Tbe Earl of Ava. recently dead in
-��-������.'.l Africa. -i*~:i: a -non vsa&on in
New Denrer l*�� year. Pa WW k Craddock. of  Trail, .axe
(m Sunday a shack io tbe centre of   putting up a SUOP  store building at
B  -an City caught fir*-, and the town   BreeawnadL
had a narrow escape from extinction. Corporal E. M. Lindsay shot hhnarlf
Too*. Avison  ru presented with a , dead at  Retina because he  was inedi-
handtome parlor suite. Monday even- j ca!ly unfit to go to South Africa
point angler the ore showing on tbe scr-
ing, by his brother K. of P.'s. in iionor
of hi* recent marriage.
la*- Knigbts of Pythias have decided
to celebrate the third anniversary of
���.-.- r e-tiv'.;-L::j-rj; '.-ire with a fall, to
be given on Feb UiA.
Th" Miner*   Union   have arranged
tbeir big ball for Thursday. Feb 1.   It !
Price Eillson.Opposition member from
one of tbe Yale*, ha* decided to resign
and go to South Africa a* a scoot.
The Camp McKinney Mines,Limited,
operating in the Boundary, have had
their stamp mill and properties seized
by the sheriff for debt.
On Sunday the tug Kaslo. while lying
is to be a masquerade, and suit- may be ��� aj ^e dfy:k  at Nelson,  wa
obtained at Muilitts fruit store.   Sup-< rapt. Lean was in command, and saved
per will mt served at   tbe St. Jame-. j tne bull bv scuttling.     The tug. when
The committee is sparing no effort to
make this affair a huge soccer
It is a pleasant contrast to note the   in Greenwood last fall U> Billr Simps
new. cost ti    ��� I
Dan Bongard sold bis hotel business
difference in the actions and speech of
such men as Krnest Mansfield, and the
of Ne!��on.   He is now running a sawmill at Kettle Falls, and expects to cut
chronic non-working agitators OppaoiBg   a mjiJi0D feet of lumber this season
the eight-boar law. The manairers of I
tne mines that are not working are not
referred to in this, for they are observing
the good taste of saying nothing, even if
'hey are not pleased with the way things
are going. It ia tbe man who ie ever
ready to paint things in the darkeat hue
and keeps blue-ruin on tap. that makes
the contrast. Mr. Mansfield is a man of
knowledge and foresight. He has
millions of dollars back of him. and must
know how tilings are going. He is asking no questions,  but  when he sees a I
Lruring 1880 there were recorded in
the Ainsworth division IB2  locations,
A~L transfers. <*'< certificates of improve-
menf. and 97��j assessments. In lieu of
assessments $27j0 in cash wa- paid in
at Kaslo.
W H Moat, of Vancouver, spent several ��lays in town this week, on his way
to Grand Forks
M. Cameron  is building a stabie at
property that pleasee him he ukes it up I Lemon Creek  siding, and wiil  move
and put* men to work.    His time is too j some of his pack train there
valuable to be spent in discussing the j    Everything is now readv for the big
propriety of this law or that: l.ke a man; ba���in*tbe  Mufiic  Uall.  on  Thursdav
of   business he accept*   the conditions i nigfct and a,j who attend (.an ^^
':'"'-: ���-"  ::  a:        J'~ ":     ion enjoying a good time.
The Arlington has four carloads of
ore ready to ship, and this i- now being
The K. A >. report* an increase in
or.- shipments.
rawhided down.   The ore ha> been ta-
j ken out in development only     It will
! he a rood time for the camp when  the
Neven men are employed running the    i  i ���   _ l- i    ,
... .., Arhngton can ship regularlv.
long drift on the Snrerite.
Tbe force on the Heather Bell has
been Inrrfssnd to four men.
"-toping will commence shortly on the
Hartney group, and rawhiding trill follow.
The tunnel  on  the CapeUa  i-  in46
Papa 'at the breakfast table���Willie,
my boy, why are you looking so
thoughtful? Are you not feeling very
Willie   very seriously,���Yes,   papa
feet, with the ore chute still carrying,    j but I had a strange dream  this morn-
It is expected the lower * I rift on the | 'nK-
Marion will cut into the ledge the end
nf the week.
Work on the Neglected, situated close
to town, will be resumed on Monday,
two men being employed.
Seven men are employed at the California. The lower tunnel will be driven
ffiO feet to catch the ore at great lepth.
It is now in 100 feet.
Ore ui being peeked down from the
Hartney this week.     A   car load  ship-
Papa���Indeed!   What wa- it?
Willil���I dreamed, papa, that I died
and went to heaven; and when Saint
Peter met me at tbe gate, instead of
showing me 'the way to the golden
streets, as I expected, he took me out
into a large field, and in the middle of
the field was a ladder reaching up into
tbe sky and out ol sight. Then Saint
Peter told roe heaven was at the top.
and in order to get there I must take
the big piece of chalk he gave me arid
ruent will f>e made at once, to be followed j a|0wly climb the ladder.writing on each
thinking afseaseffciag to write ou tbe
second mug. I looked up inf. Hal
and saw vou coming down.
Papa���And ��ha: wa- I HI���tig a" ��� ;-
for. pray.'
Willie-That s just whai I asked you.
fapa. and you told BM J9M P��J |
for more chalk!
After thirteen weeks of e\i-tence the
Phoenix News ha- climbed the -
and flung itself over the dump of oblivion    Before going  uff  shift   i: made
these remark-:���
"Phoenix wiil be alar.-   I    -        it at
��� tent all lines of business are
done   Thi- i- especially so in the news-
paf��er business.   T;.        -    _   ��d living
for one, aad but a bar- existence for
two   With a population nf betvei n four
and five hundred. Phoenix  hasi
h te -.  five  _���-:.-:       -: n  -. two   dmz
stores, three rtathHM  - '���  ifarnish   _���-
-teres, two tailors,  two  ihoemak
three livery rtal    - f-ur barbers, three
doctors and two lawyers.   The anmber
of men working for the  n n  ._���
: sniei   :. Greenwood camp i- about sj?>.
or a payroll of >--���' '      ���"  ���   nth."
t'wrtunc tor the  lio.r.inr.
There is a fortune awaiting the iu-
vei t<��r who can discover a successful
method for the preservation ol egg*.
The lone and severe winters render It
- taftely essential to j reserve eggs, il
they are to be had during tbe seal i
The principle involved in preserving
eggs is the preservation of theuioril
agenoas coating,which naturally covers
the shell, and which prevent* the et."
trance <-f the germ ���>. decomposition
When ;tii- ciatin.' i- rem rred, the e_'_r
begins \-> beeom ��� "st lie,1  and tbe pro
cess of decay naturailv begins   The u��.
of lime and sail a- means of preserve
never entirely successful, does n ���'���
preserve the protecting covering'on tbe
shell, and no process can be successful
unle��� it does this.   Experiments nave
shown  that   water glass  come-   more
nearly beingaperfect preservative than
anything  that  has  hitherto  been employed     There is always danger of the
bursting of the shell of an egg that  is
thus preserved when in hot water, hut
this disadvantage may be overcome bv
carefully piercing it with a needle. The
question will naturally arise, if the pre
serration of the surface of the shell in
its natural condition is ail that is neces
sary to preserve the  ^gg. why could i'
not be coated with some preparation
that would  answer  the  purpose?   it
could be.   Vaseline will preserve it and
might he used un a  small  scale, hut   it
would require too much time, and con-
sequently expense, to use tbi- meaus
extensively.    It should   be  within   the
power of some   inventor   to  discover
some simple aud cheat) method of preserving eggs, and thereby not only gain
a fortune, but also bestow an inestimable  benefit  upon  the human  race  bv
placing within the reach of all a necessary article of food
went through to the gulch below and
was wrecked.   No one was hurt    Billy
Barnfather was tbe engineer, with Con-
r McKay ��n charge ti tbe train.
Bic Copier Deal.
The big copper claims at White
Horse, shore Benuett, have been sold
to Loudon capitalist-* for #.'.������ 00,1
[{ j. tsserted by one of the part owner*
in Vane uver. Tbi- is one of the b g
gest deals ever record*! in We-urn
via Mr. Bowker. of the B A. (. .
bad a buying option on thepeapecty,
has been in Ix��ndou some time neg liat-
mg the deal There are twenty claims
in the White H r-e jt< up. and the v��r-
koas earners pooled their Interests
l.iioknt  I pon Aiufrir��'�� Lurernr.
brnest Mansfield *a�� i" New I>
la<t week f-.r the purpose of examinin.'
the Moflie II Ighea. He leaves oa Fri
day for Lond m. Mr Hanafiwld ha- in-
rested eonstderabie saoner for hi-companv in the Slocan daring the pa-i
year, snj - very popular with the
ters Hi- company will e\|*end a
million dollars ipon claims and development iri the Sloes ind other j^rts
of West Kootenay. Thojrareei dentlr
id afraid of I fhl   how  law and
know ��� go -i conntrj when they seeii
���Tne Ledge
N>\��   Intention*.
by several more in the near future.
The ore chute in the Marion stope
widened to eighteen inches this week.
This property is developing well and
promises to be a re ular shipper shortly.
rung some sin that I had committed.
Papa i laying down his newspaper)���
And did you finally reach heaven, my
Willie���No.  papa:  for }n<t a-; I was
l?rok*r Th   ,   rh a Trestle.
No mail arrived from Nelson on Monday owing to an accident on the Columbia & Kootenay road. The early train
from Nelson cot mixed up with trestle
No 63, smashing things up generallv
and delaying traffic for a day." One car
Bel >w i- a list of new  invent   ��� -   ���
Uy patented by various inretitor*,
through the agemy of Messrs  Msrkm
k   Marion.  New   i'ork   Life building,
Canada���N  E Lister, WesthVW I ������
tie. N B . devii e for HurfaHng or gi
ing railway tracks '-raid  Page. I'
St. Charles, \\ mti ��� a "npp ul;
Samuel Vassnt, Joli��*tti��,grsi igrind r-:
Joshua  Fletcher,   Vancou%*er,    stump
nuller.    United  <\m<-���C.  A.   15   1�����-
jardin-.St Andre de KamiMir i-ka.le   -
power-; W. S  I'i-her.F! ederit t .n.-t .    .
for use in polishing boots; K Parent,
Moutreal. si -: N. V. Marcbaiid, M
treal, kodak
UTan srale  in   Kn����l��iol.
The schedule of Wages in force in the
Roasland camp last rear was as follows:
Machine miners, ^ ���*>-. in shafts, $4 to
��1 ">'��: shovelers and car men. ?���_��� 50; tim-
bermen. S3, $:J.."��i�� and *i: mechanics
machinists fO.dOtotl; engineers, $3.-
50 and $8 for nnderground eight hour
work The present shift is eight hours
for all underground work Surface
work is ten hour-, including time for
lii< r.a��c in |��rlce of Silter.
Renewed boring <d silver by the In
dian government, the London Statist
says, can not he much longer delayed
In consequence of ruj ee coinage requirements, end this will lead doubtless
to a marked Improvement in the price
of silver
During the l^om of 1887 Sault Sre
Marie was said to have a fair chance
to be a second Chicago. Now a exiiu-
panv is spending $7,500,000 there in
the erection of mills and the people
dub the town a second Slieftield.
Smelter talk has again broken out in
She wroto her daddy to Portland, Maine, from
out in Denver, Col.,
And she wrote, alas ! despondently, that  life
hud commenced to pull ;
And this was u woful, woful cuse, for she was
u six-month's bride,
Who was won and weil in the State of Maine'
by the side of the houndidg tide,
And, ah. alack! she wan writing   haok   that
she longed for Portland, Maine,
Till, ob, her feelinge bad been that wrenched
she could hardly stand the strain.
Thonghher bnbbydear was still sincere.she
sighed the livelong day
tot a good old snuff of the seaweed   and  salt
from the breast of Caseo Hay.
And she wrote, she sighed, she said she cried.
and her appetite fell off
And she'd grown as thin as a belaying pin
with a terrible hacking cough :
And she tort of hinted that pretty hooii she'd
start on a reckless seoot
And hook for home in Portland. Maine, hy the
wry fhortesl route;
Hut her daddy dear was a   man  of sense who
handles fish wholeitflle.
And he sat and he   fanned   himself  a   while
with u big broad codfish tail :
And he recollected the  way  he  felt when he
dwelt in the World's Fair whirl.
Heslapdedhis head: "Cy halo-.'' he -nip."
know what ails that girl."
And he went tu a ten-cord   pile   of eo I and he
polled the hlggcst o'lf   -
A )ib>shapfld critter, broad's a -.ail. thn e feel
Irom tail to siiont���
And he pasted a sheet of postage gtamps from
from snont clear down ti> tail,
I'nt un a quick delivery stamp  and sent  the
cod by mail,
she unelled it a-coming two blocks off. on the
top of the postman's*pack j
she rushed  to meet   him,   and  soared   him
blind hy climl Ing the poor man' - hack.
Hut she got the lish. hit out a hunk, ate postage stamps and all���
And u happy wife, in a happy home, lives out
in Ben ver, Col.
Uncle Sam lias Troubles of his Oiun.
The United States has 65,000 men
fighting in the Philippines, and when
one district, is conquered, and the
troops proceed to operate elsewhere,
the conquered district becomes un-
conquered at once.
It is a serious war, though we hear
only occasionally of its details.
Here is a table which gives tlu;
losses in the Philippines since August 8, 1898:
Killed 364
Died of wounds and accidents .. 20.'}
Died of disease 7<*nJ
Total deaths 1,350
Wounded 1,892
Grand total 3,242
Our neighbors have their troubles
A Provincial labor convention was
held in Vancouver last week. Its
object was to consider the advisability
r>f the Provincial government adopt-
ng the law of compulsory arbitration in caseb of industrial dispuutes.
The convention decided to petition
the Setnlin government to make the
act workable and arbitration compulsory. A resolution favoring the
eight-hour day was passed,
Certiflcate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Miniri Division of West
Kootenay   District.    W here   located : On
the North Slope of the South Fork of Carpenter Creek, ahove the Town of Cody
Take Notice that  I  .1. H. dray, acting as
agent   for Mrs. L. Helens. Free Miner's ('crti.
flcate No.   34896a j   Bd. Becker,F, M. 0. No
18188 ; John dhlwell, F. M. Q, No. 18181;   F. A
Deverenx,P.M.0.No. 68846A;  0. L. Proton.
F.M. ('.No.   10884A j   O. T. Stone. F. M.  ('.No.
lOefi&A and J. R.Gray, F.M.C. No.88146a, intend
sixty days from date hereof, to   apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for tbe purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under
Set tion .17, must he commenced  before the
issuance of such Certificate of  Improvements
Dated this twetty-first day of December 1809
J. H. Gray.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate   in   the   Slocan   Mining   Division   ol
We.^t Kootenay List-riot.   Where located
On the South   Fork of Carpenter Creek.
Take Notice that I. A. H. Docksteader.
aoting as agent for Biggerstaff Wilson, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 88870a, James Albert
Lindsay. Free Miner's Certificate No. 86666,
B. C. Riblet,Special Free Miner's Certificate
No. Till, and John Docksteader, Free Miner's
Certificate No. U16J8S Intend sixty days from
date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
lor a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above oluim -.
And further take notice that action, under
section .'17.   must   he   commenced   hefore  the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Sotb day of November, 1888.
[Western Federation of Miners.]
Meets every Saturday Evening at  8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pres, Gko. Smith.
Vioe-l res, How AMD TllOMI son.
Fin Sec. W. I.. RaOLKK.
Subscribers, (1.00 per month
Private Patients (8.00 per day. exclusive of expense of physician  or
urgeon and drugs.
.1. D. McLaughlin, President.
W. L. Hagl.hr, Secretary.
DR.   W.   E.   GOMM, Attendant Physician.
MissS. M. CHI8HOLM, Matron.
Grant Cox, Wm.Donahok, J. V.Martin,
Wm, Garhitt and V. H. Muri>hy, Management Committee.
I. O. O. F.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.    I
Meetings every Friday Evening at 7:80 in
Crawford's  Hall. Visiting   brethren  are
cordially invited to attend.
Secretary. Noble Grand.
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication held first Thursday in each month iu Masonic Hall at W P, M.
Sojounn Ing brethern are cordially invited to
Thomas BROWN,
Tired Eyes Cause Sickness
lievau.se the eyes tire easily some folks say they
are not well. In most such eases there is Eye
Strain. Neglected Eye Strain is tnire to produce
Sickness. lie Wise, Have your Eyes Examined,
Know their exact Condition from an expert
Scientific Optician.
I Folliott & McMillan.
Contractors and Builders.
Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
Sash, Doors, Blinds, etc., Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices.
Mine and Dimension Timber always in Stock. Plans, Estimates anil
Specifications furnished for all Classes of Building.
mmmk%%wm wk mmmm ^* ***:
SAX DON,  li. C.
Headquarters for Miners.
Well stooked bar in connection.
First class accommodations.   Hoard by the
ilav or week.
L L. B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public, Etc.
B. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
The Direct Route From
To  All   Points
First Clas Sleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat
Daily for St. Paul.   Sundays and
Wednesdays for Toronto,
Fridays for Montreal and Boston.   Same cars pass Revelstoke
one day earlier.
8:00 Lv. sandon Arr.
li. C.
Established ik��o.
Slocan Mines.
Mining Stocks bought and Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Daily to Points Reached via.
Daily except Sunday to Points
reached via Rosebery and Slocan City.
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
The Mine-Owners' Protest.
Victoria, January 17.���In the legislature today Martin of Rossland
presented the petition signed by
twenty-three of the principal mine-
owners  of   his  district    protesting
against the eight-hour law This
petition, nearly a column long, sets
out how they were taken by surprise
by this legislation, when they should
have been allowed to be heard on
the subject before its passage, and
that it was a great surprise to the
working miners. The petitioners
narrate the pleasant and profitable
relations hitherto existing between
owners and workers, and continue :
"Speaking in the light of experience
during the months that the law has
been in operation, your petitioners
state as a fact that it will be impos
sible for all mine-owners to continue
to pay the rate of wages for eight
hours of labor that they have been
paying for ten hours. The expense
of carrying on the work in the mines
that are at presented operated are so
great tnat the same has become
burdensome and unremunerative.
The necessary alternative will be a
reduction ol wages, and upon such
reduction, speaking in the light Of
experience, your petitioners are
afraid consequences will ensue that
will greatly retard the progress of
mining in the Kootenays.
"Your petitioneis desire to emphasize the fact that large sums of Brit
ish and Eastern Canadian capital
were invested in the mines and mineral claims throughout the Kootenays before the passage of the law
in question, and your petitioners
submit that it is unfair to those who
invested their money that the\
should be discriminated against, as
thev h ive been by the passing of the
eight hour law.
"Ymir petitioners submit that the
law complained of is unconstitutional,
as the same is imposing an unwarrnt-
ablo rsstrictriction upon the right to
contract, that the privilege of contracting is both a liberty and a righi
which has been enjoyed by British
subjects from time immemorial, and
that any legislation such as that
complained of, which prevents the
making of contracts, is an inter
ference with the freedom of contracting between workman and employer;
and further, that, the passing of tbe
law In question is an unfair discrimination against the industry of metalliferous mining, and deprives persons
employed in metalliferous mining of
the privileges allowed to and enjoyed
by other persons under like conditions
in other mines.
"The petitioners, therefore, ask
that such action be taken by the
legislature of British Columbia as
will grant a restoration of their
rights by either the repeal of amendment of the section complained ot."
Assessment Act and  Provincial
Revenue Tax Act.
Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with the statutes, that Provincial Revenue
Tux anil all taxes levied umler the Assessment Act, are now due for the year lOitO. Al]
the above named taxes collectible within the
West Kootenay District, Slocan Riding, are
payable at my ofUoe. Kaslo.
Assessment taxes are collectible at the fol.
lowing rates, via:
If paid on or before June 80th, 1900:
Three-fifths of one per cent, on real property.
Two and one-half per cent, on assessed value
of wild land.
One-half of one per cent, on personal property.
On so much of the income of any person as
exceeds One Thousand Dollars the following
rates, namely, upon  such excess of  income
when the same  is not more than Ten Thousand   Dollars, one percent; when such excess
is over Ten Thousand Dollars ami   not  more
than   Twenty Thousand Dollars, one and one-
quarter of one per cent.; when; such excess is
over Twenty Thousand  Hollars, one and one-
half of one per cent.
If paid on or alter July 1st, 1900.
Four-fifths of one per cent, on real property
Three per cent, on the assessed value of wild
Three-fourttu of one per cent, on personal
On so much of the income of any person as
exceeds One Thousand Hollars the following
rates.* namely, upon such excess when" the
same is not more than Ten Thousand Dollars,
one and one-quarter of one j>ercent,: when
Bach 6X0638 is' over Ten Thousand Dollars and
not more than Twenty Thousand Dollars, one
and one-half of one per cent., when such excess is over Twenty Thousand Dollars, one
and three-quarters of one per cent.
Provincial Revenue Tax,  3.00 per capita,
Assessor and Collector.
Kaslo. B.C.. Kith January, 1900
Pure Teas    Pure COffee
BELIEVING that the people of Sandon-as elsewhere���appreciate i,
good, clean, wholesome fTD J\ of excellent llavor, put up in neat, fcastv.pnek
ajres of A and  I   pound L c"*Hnd at a   very   n-asonaMe^ price.   I   |WVfl
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division ol
West Kootenay District. Where located :
About three-quarters of a mile from the
"MONITOR No. 2" Mineral Claims, near
Three Fork-;, in the Slocan Mining Oivis
ion of West Kootenay, B. C.
TAK8NOTICE that I, E M. Sandilandd, acting as agent for J C. Williams, Free Miner's
Certificate No. B. 20&I9, issued at Sandon,
B. ft, Deo. 7tli. 1839, administrator for E. 8
Williams, Free Miner's Certificate No. A.33319,
issued at Sandon FeY 85th, intend sixty 'lays
from the date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvement)
for the purpose of obtaining1 a Crown tirant
of the above claim.
And further take notice that action. tUldei
section 37, most be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated  this   thirteenth   day of January, 1!��00
E. M. Saxiiii.xi>s.
1SI lP 00.
--21 Pack Mules,
--(> Work Mules.
--4 Saddle Horses.
The advertiser is prepared to sell
these iinimals in one lot or in lots to
suit the purchaser. These are ex
cellent mules, in good condition,
well broken. They can be seen at
Sugar Loaf Ranch, Kamloops. The
advertiser can also furnish if desired
a pan-joes, s eighs or wagons.
Reply to
P. 0. Box 7G5, Vancouver.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
ges ot a aim  i  poui���
secured the agencv for the famous QAI,AHA   TEA  (Wmpies of
which have been sent to   you.) OAL/AUA    IDA    Thero   |��
no mistake about the true value of this
commend it as a delightful beverage.
rpp/l    and   I   can   safely   iv
Our celebrated Blend of Mocha and Jaoa Coffee
has no Equal in Sandon and all those tcho haoe
used it cannot say too much in its praise.
Coal Heaters
STnett8for Cole's Hot Blast Heater.
Our claims for
equally well.   Kindly call am
this   Heater are  that it is adapted to anv kind of coal
LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kind
inspect our lines.
H. BYERS & Oo.
Has some Beautiful Albums, Souvenirs of the Payn8
md Slocan Star, Stationery, Calling Cards, Ladies
Card Cases, Ladies Pocket Books, All First Class
Goods which will be Closed Out Cheap.
As the Brotherhood of St. Andrew is not going to cele
brate "Bobby"  Hums' Anniversary  (January 25th) bv
heir annual gathering this year,  the SANDON BRASS
BAND will   give their dance that owning instead of the
14th of February, as announced last week.
Dance in Virginia Hall January 25th.
Tickets,        including Supper,      $1.50-
Every preparation will be made to make this a pleas-
ant evening for those who attend.
Come and Enjoy an Eneving with the Band
Boys and Celebrate Burn's Anniversary	
Laboring Men Attention.
Beware of all agents and advertisements for the employment of men
in the Slocan country.
The trouble between Miners and
Mine Owners is not yet settled, and
you are requested to stay away. You
will be duly notified when matters
are adjusted.
Sandon Miners' Union.I
B Tobaccos,
Smokers' Sundries,


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