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The Paystreak Nov 25, 1899

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John Hirsch went to Nelson yesterday.
C. S. Kfislidall of New Denver was
a visitor in the city last night.
Mrs. Jas. Vallance and child spent
a tew days in Kaslo this week.
Jack Hayes went to Victoria yes
tcrday in search of a better climate.
H. Giegerieh is on'a business trip
to ..Vancouver. He will be away
about two weeks.
W. H. Landgndge, C. P. R. auditor, audited the affairs of the Sandon
depot this week.
W. C. Hall, a former Winnipeger,
is the new express messenger on the
Nakusp & Slocan.
John Sudrow left on Tuesday for
Los Angeles, Cal., having had unfavorable news trom his brother.
C. 11. Hand ot the Payne and
Superintendent F. A. Wood of the
Last Chance went to Kaslo yesterday.
The Kaslo hockey team has organized for the winter's work. It is
about time for the Sandon boys to
get a move on.
The Fire Department ball on Tuesday evening was attended with the
success which the boys usually meet
in their social affairs.
Mr. P. Perkins, of Nelson, is taking: Mr. Prager's place in the Hank
of B.C. during the hitter's absence
on vacation.
Scott Fleming went south on Monday last for a trip to California
points. He will make an extended
visit iu San Francisco.
was in town Wednes
up  the Provincial as-
John Keen
day finishing
scssment roll.     The   results will be
published in a few days.
A wood famine threaten1? Sandon.
There is an ample supply cut in the
neighborhood, but it cannot very
well be brought in without sleighing.
Jimmv Tait leaves for Vancouver
on Monday. Jimmy has been in the
sioean tor nearly three years, and
by his departure Vancouver gains
wliatSandon loses���a "square head."
The Australian salesman cleared
Op 1450 in Nelson and ��125 in Kaslo.
It is estimated that (here is a sucker
born every minute, but a preponderance of them must have emigrated
to those towns.
Angus Macdonald, who has been
actintr ;is agent for the .Miners' Union
In Seattle and other Coast cities, returned on Wednesday, satist'ed with
tne result of his trip.
Tom Jones, who has been
at the Rambler Cariboo for
year, left on Monday last f��
to eastern points. ' He wi
some time visiting with his
���� Hamilton, Ont.
The Kaslo A Slocan has had a
Wng of surveyors working near
1''ree Forks on an old survey of a
Irom Three Forks to Slocan
... The party was taken off on
Wednesday.'    *
about a
t a trip
The voters' lists; are now in the
hands of the Queen's printer in Victoria and the Slocan list will be published about the middle of December.
Advance copies will be to hand in
about ten days.
Mrs. Jas. Fitzgerald left on Thursday tor Ainsworth. Mr. Fitzgerald
is managing the Skyline, one of the
oldest properties in that camp, and
they will consequently make Ainsworth their home. i
Peter Lamieux, the volubule and
versatile Pete, came up from Silver
ton to attend the Firemen's ball on
Tuesday evening. The accident of
Mr. Lamieux's Gallic ancestry does
not permit him to overlook anything
in the line of a good dance.
Jas. McVichie has given an option
on his interest in the Red Star claims
near the Howser Lake, to Leander
Hanna of Kaslo, who will work them
this winter. As the claims are re
markably good properties Mac will
probably be on easy street before
summer comes again.
Johnny Barnes, who has been on
the express run on the N. A S. for
nearly tour years, has been given
the Boundary run, from Robson to
Greenwood. Johnny can make him
self at home under any circumstances, and his friends wish him all the
luck imaginable in his new "sit."
Mr. James Brown of McGuigan,
well known throughout the Slocan,
and Miss Maggie Donahue of Sandon,
formerly of Arthur, Ont., were married at Rossland on Tuesday, 14th
inst. Last Saturday evening a most
enjoyable dance was given at McGuigan bv Mr. and Mrs. Brown at
which crowds of their friends danced
until midnight, and partook of their
hospitality at an excellent supper,
parting with best wishes of long life
and a happy one for the newly married couple.
List week a chapter of the Royal
Scarlet Knights of America was organized in Sandon ; Organizing officer, Sir Knight Companion Todd.
The officers installed were, Albert
David, Worshipfull Commander in
Command; Harry Nash, Excellent
Companion ; L. 1). Averell, Companion Chaplain ; I) J. Robertson, Com
panion Scribe and Treasurer ; Wm.
Todd, Sir Herald Knight at Arms;
Wm Karr, Inward Herald; Geo
Lovatt, Outside Herald. This is the
second chapter organized in koote-
the first chapter being at Nelson.
J I), Moore, inspector of roads
and trails for the Provincial government, visited Cody this week to look
into the matter of building a trail
from the head of the Cody trail to
the South Fork of kaslo. Tins matter was given considerable attention
in these columns a couple of months
ago, and the public will understand
the advantage that would accrue to
Sandon and Cody by a short route to
the South Fork claims. The inspector agreed that it was an important
IcS of work, and asked tor a report
irom those interested In order-that
the government might have data on
which to act when the matter came
up for consideration.
The Chicago, on Cody creek, has
been temporily closed down.
The Whitewater shipped 43 tons
and the Whitewater Deep 16 tons
last week.
The No. 1 and No
Noble Five hill are
for a Crown grant.
The electric light plant at the Ruth
niill has been installed and the wiring of the mill completed.
A new running cable for
Chance tram was received
K. &. on Thursdav.    The
What Miners' Wages Realln Are.
2 claims on the
being surveyed
the Last
over the
of the tram is to be increased.
Four men are working on contract
on a new tunnel at the Payne. The
tunnel, which will be No. 6, is to
crosscut from the McGuigan side to
catch the ledge at a much greater
depth than any of the present workings.
A contract for 160 feet of tunnel
has been let on the Standard to Lane
& Norman of Three Forks. The
work, which is to be a crosscut to
get depth on the property, will be
put through as rapidly as possible.
Geo. B. Dean, who is handling the
property, went to Spokane on Thursday,
L. C. Lane has ten pack mules on
Twelve Mile, packing to the Paddy's
Peak properties, which are under
bond to Geo. Hughes. Two ore cars,
five tons of rails and a carload of supplies are being sent up to the mine.
New bunk houses are about completed and accomodations will be furnished tor a large force. Eight, men
are now at work on the property.
Statements  to  the  Contrary
are Incorrect.
A despatch from New Denver re.
cently published in Ihe Nelson Tribune stating that the Slocan strike
was off has received large circulation.
To say tha least ot it, the statements
in the despatch were premature.
While the striko may be settled in
the*near future by such properties
as the Payne and the Last Chance
resuming operations, the has been
up to date, nothing attempted or ac-
eomplished in the way of a settlement, There is no authentic statement given out of any conference
between the Association and the
Union having been held and no mine
manager has expressed any Intention of starting work. The Union
ollicials emphatically deny that they
have been conferred with in any
wav and J. Roderick Robertson is
quoted in the Nelson Miner, which is
regarded as the Association organ, as
no truth in the
Payne sent a despatch to the same
effect to the Miner.
It is a safe statement to make that
the next ten days will see some
movement toward resuming operations on the big properties, but up to
date there has been nothing but
saying that there is
report, while Mr. C. H. Hand of
A good deal has been said during
the present  controversy about  the
high wages miners receive, or rather
are asking, in   the  Slocan.   It  has
been alleged by journals whose ignorance is patent that the Slocan miner
is asking the higest wages paid in
America.   Not to mention Klondike,
where men receive 11 an  hour, this
is an obvious misstatement.   Taken
on the basis of a day's wage,  which
is not a fair criterion, there are in
British Columbia as high wages paid
in many camps and in some cases the
miner receives higher wages.   In the
coal mines at Fernie the miner gets
60 cents a ton, which nets him on an
average $3.50 for an eight hour shift,
At Nanaimo for the month of July
the New  Vancouver's   distribution
averaged $3.75 for every man under
ground, also eight-hour  shifts.   In
Rossland   machine men   get $3.50,
and as there are practically no hand
drillers employed the machine man's
wage must be taken as the basis.  In
the Boundary no miner works for
less than $3 50 and many are receiving $4 a day.
Going out of the Province, there
are many places in the United States
where higher wages are paid. Virginia City is a conspicuous example,
where no one, miner or laborer, goes
under ground for less than $4 a day.
In the San Juan many of the men
receive #4 a day and in Blackhawk,
I the oldest quartz camp in Colorado,
never less than ��3.50 was paid and
j in many cases #4 was the rule.
In the Transvaal white miners,
j timbermen and tool sharpners re-
| ceive ��1 a day. In West Australia,
i New Zealand and New South Wales
wages vary from 12 to 18 shillings,
and Australia is a much cheaper
country to live in than Canada.
But the  day's   wage is  not a fair
criterion.   It is the amount of money
a man  may   make  in a yeer  that
should be taken as a basis.   In the
Slocan there   is positively no steady
employment     There is not a mine
in the camp that has worked full-
handed  and uninterruptedly for a
full year.   The climatic and geologi-
conditions do not permit it.   It is not
possible, as  a  general rule,   for a
Slocan miner to get in  more than
from six to eight months out of each
year in the mines on account of the
frequent shut-downs.     Aside  from
this it is almost a physical impossibility for a miner to endure a year's
steady work in a lead mine.   Some
few might stand it but with the average it would break down the constitution or dull the intellect.   In case
he could work for  for 365 days, at
$3.50 a day less 91 a day for board
he  would   receive  during the year
just #910.50.   As a   matter of fact
there are more men who do not make
#500 in a year than there are who do.
Compare these figures with the high
prices prevailing in the camp and it
is   easily seen  that  the   "highest
wages in America"  are  a delusion
and a myth of the worst kind.
The Noble Five will ship two cars
of ore tomorrow. The ore bin at the
lower end of the tram haa been filled
up by occasional runs of the tram
when used in sending up supplies. , ���������/
The Paystreak.
A Kick From the Prooincial Board
of Health About the Small Pox
Case. The City to take ooer
the Scacenging Seroice.
At the council meeting on Monday
evening the account of the Sandon
Water & Light Co., for November
service, amounting to $143.40, was
recommended for payment, also
an account of Dr. Power for professional services to the extent of ��100.
A communication from the Miners'
Union Hospital regarding funeral
expenses of Geo. Kirk, indigent, was
received and filed. The accounts
will be passed at the first meeting in
A communication was also read
from F. L. Christie asking damages
on account of B. M. Walton, who sustained injuries from fulling off a
trestle near D. J. Robertson's store.
The city clerk was instructed to
write Mr Christie that the city does
not acknowledge any responsibility
In the matter referred to.
The Secretary of the Provincial
B3ard of Health wrote regarding the
expense incurred in connection with
the recent small pox scare. He
thought that % 10 a da v was a little
high for nurses, and did not see why
the case should have required the
wde attention of the doctor, the employment of two nurses, a deputy
constable, or why several other ex-
Itenses were incurred when similar
cases were handled at a much cheaper rate in Vancouver. The city
clerk replied, explaining ihe circum
stances which led to the expenditure ot $878, and pointing out why a
case was much more expensive to
handle in Sandon than in Vancouver.
The report of the Police Magistrate
was submitted and accepted.
An amendment to the Health
Bylaw was read a first, second and
third time. The city is taking the
scavenging business into its own
hands, and by the amendment the
rate for the scavenger service is set.
The Finance C< mmittee was authorized to negotiate a loan of $1000.
The Mayor,   Public Works Coin
raittee and Chief of Police were in
btructed to secure a scavenger, also
a team and necessary appliances for
the proper performance of scavenger
Slocan Star Annual Meeting.
The annual general meeting of the
Byron N. White Company, owners of
ihe Slocan Star mine, will be held at
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday,
December 2nd,
Kate Barger Released.
(Nelson Miner.}
Mrs. K. Barger, who was arrested
in Sandon by Deputy Sheriff Waterman, under the Arrest for Debts Act,
was yesterday brought before Judge
Form for examination. There was
an old judgment against Mrs. Barger,
obtained by Edwin Cummings, and
on the strength of this the arrest was
made. Having heard the evidence,
Judge Forin discharged the prisoner.
Lushington���I felt like a king last
Askins���How do you feel this
morning ?
Lushington-Like the deuce.
Horn Tupper Stands  on  the Rail
tcaq Question.
IToronto Globe 1
Sir Charles Tupper is stumping in
the west, where there is more or less
of an agitation for government rail"
ways Naturally the W Innipeg-Free
Press has resurrected one of the C >n-
scrvative leader's utterances on the
question during the session of 181)7.
He then said : "We have already
solved, wo have set at rest forever,
in my judgment, in the mind of any
reasonable or intelligent man, the
question whether it is better for Canada to construct a railway and operate it as a Government work or by
the aid of a private company. * *
Whether Liberals or Conservatives
were in power I would deplore in the
strongest manner any attempt iu this
country by any Government, I care
not who tiiey are or who they are
composed of, to construct another
Government railway. That is the
the position I take. * * * When
you have built the road, and when
you have over manned tie road,
that you arc almost compelled to do
by the pressure that is put upon you
unless you are more than a man,
there is a worse thing still, and that,
is that every man who has a ton of
freight to carry over the road brings
all the political infiunce he can upon
the government and the department
to carry them for nothing. Therefore, the Government are not in a
position to preserve the interests of
the pnlic 110.1 to manage a railway
in the same manner as a private
company can manage it." Then
during last session Sir Charles Tup
per declared before the Railway
Committee that he was opposed to
even a railway commission.
Nickel in Rainu Lake.
J. A. Osborne, editor of the Riiny
Lake jjerald, says an important dis
covery of nickel has been made near
R d Gut, on Rainv Lake, west of
Mine Centre. "Tho ore from the
nickel property," said Mr. Osborne,
"is rich in nickel and iron. The
discovery marks a new era in the
mining future of the Rainy Lake
region. I do not know how high the
assay of nickel runs, but it is suflic
iently high to warrant the development or the property. The ore bears
the highest assay of iron that has
ever been assayed in Duluth. The
ore also carries some gold. It ii a
really wonderful conglomerate.
Traces of nickel have been discovered at different times in various parts
ot the Rainy Lake region, but this is
the first time that it has been found
in paying quantities there."
At present the two greatest rail
way tunnels of the world are those
piercing the S*. Gothard and Mount
Cenis. It will not now be many
years before the other great mountain of the Alpine range, the Sim-
p!on, will also be pierced, so that
men may pass to aud fro in trains
beneath its mighty summit. The
work at present ia said to be progressing at the rate of five yards a
day at each end. It is impossible to
fortcll the probable date of completion
owing to the changing nature of the
strata, but when the two gangs of
workmen meet in the middle they
will have completed the longest tunnel in the world, for they will have
cut through 13 miles of mountain.
Advertise in the Paystreak.
E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd.
See the New
Large Size>
Which we are Selling
at $1.50 a pair.
We have 50
at $6.00 a suit.
E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd. NKW DKNVKR ITKBIS.
The new waterworks extension has
proven a great success.
Martin Melde, nurse at the hospital,
leaves on a trip to Europe next Monday.
Andy Wallace is rushing up the addition to H. T. Twigg's residence and office.
J. K. Clark and family have moved
into the Sheran cottage, on Seventh
Miss G Jacobson, of the St. James
Hotel, purposes takinga trip to Norway
next week.
Duncan Mclntyre will spend Christmas in Ontario. He will be accompanied by John Lind.
Two candidates were initiated into the
miners' union Saturday night, with several more applications to work upon.
P. A. Munro returned from the east
on Tuesday night. He brought his
bride with him, a source of big surprise
to his numerous friends
Miss H. Yates left for Nelson yesterday, to undergo an operation on the
eye, at tho hands of Dr. LuBau. She
will bo gone several weeks.
Howard West left for England on Sunday, in response to a cahle announcing
the serious illness of bis mother. He
will he gone a hoot three months.
The heavy rains of the past week
caused the. Wagon road up the creek to
cave in a iiuinberof places. The necessary repairs are now being made, especially nt the first cribbing.
hue cannot be learned. However, it is
evident that the advantage is so largely
in favor of the Great Northern and the
Spokane entei prise, that the C.P.R. people are much worried.
Tin-   C. P. It.   and   the   Great   Northern
After Kootenay MiiterxlN.
An o*e rah' controversy ha-1 broken
out hetween tbe traffic officials of the
C.P.R, and President Hill of the Great
Northern, in which many mine owners
of the Knot* nay district are interested.
It appears that J. J. Hill is determined
that a smelter shall l>e built at Spokane,
if low rates on bis road to and from the
mines to that city can bring it ahout
He pur|H)se8 putting considerable monev
into such a smelter. The Canadian Pacific officials are opposed to tbe low rales
which Hill has agreed to make, for the
reason that they have a smelter of their
own near the mines,and do not want the
ore shipped to Spokane; but in case these
rales are made by Hill, tbe Canadian
Pacific demands a greater proportion on
the freight transferred from its lines to
the (treat Northern than Mr. Hill is willing to concede, Tbe conference at St.
Paul occupied two days without any re
suit, unless it has been to increase Hill's
'���'termination to build a smelter at
Spokane. The rate which Mr. Hill
named on freight from Kootenay points
was $5 per ton for all-rail shipments to
sl>okane, and $8 per ton on ore from
Kootenay lake points. From a reliable
source it is estimated that tbe net cost
of smelting these Kootonay ores at the
proposed Spokane smelter is $3.25 a ton.
The cost of freight and refining on the
bullion produced at the Spokane plant
la (inured at about $ >.70 per ton. This
makes a total freight and treatment rate
��f ��bout 113.95 or $14.95 per ton on Slocan ores. How this compares with the
r'ites which the Canadian Pacific railway
wishes to charge to the smelters on its
Most  Satisfactory  Statement Issued  for
the Half Year.
The semi-annual statement of the
Bank of Montreal was issued last week,
and as the position of Canada's biggest
financial institution is always regarded
as an index of the character of the business of the whole country, it will be
satisfactory to know that the net earnings, $)58,lbl,are the largest on record.
After deducting the regular half yearly
dividend of $600,000, payable on December 1, the balance carried to profit and
loss account amounts to $1,160,954, as
against $981,328 on October 31 last year,
an increase of $179,626 in twelve months
Of this inciease, $150,583 was earned in
the six months ending April 30, and
$25,013 for the six months ending October 31 last year.
The  net  earnings  of  the  past six
months show an increase of $29,013 over
the corresponding period of 1898, and
increase of $88,221 over the corresponding period of 1897, and this comparative
increase is very gratifying when it is
remembered that the winter months always show larger earnings than the
summer  ones.   Tho  most  significant
item is that of current loans and discounts, which amounted to $16,198,958.
as compared with $38,885,782 in l898.ai
increase of $7,843,193.   In view of the
extremely conservative policy of the
hank, this indicates an enormous ox
pansion of the legitimate business of
the country in the past half year
The assets immediately available-are
piaced a', $31,524,188, as compared with
$30,090,217 in 1898. The overdue debts
are more than $17,000 less than last
year. The bank, as Mr. Clouston ex
plained at the last annual meeting, does
not make call loans in Canada, but the
statement showing $27,050,937, an increase of over $!i00,000, due by ajrencies
in foreign countries and Great Britain,
does not show whether anything is
loaned on call in other countries. The
market prices of the stock on October
21 was 2i5 per cent, equal to $530 per
share, as compared with 246>2 per cent
on the same date last year.
ttig Mining Combination.
Gooderham and Blackstock.of Toronto,
have effected another big combination,
which will result in the formation of a
mining company to be known as the St.
Eugene Consolidated, with $3,500,000
capital, in dollar shares. The leading
properties arc the Lakeshore, Moyie and
Queen of the Hills, all owned wholly or
in part by the Canadian Gold Fields
Syndicated by J. C. Drewry.managing
director of the Canadian Gold Fields.and
the St. Eugene, which Goodeiham and
Blackstock" bought last July. Drewry
owned 9-16 of the Moyie and
Queen of the Hills and Gooderhan. the
balance. The latter has also bought one
million shares of the Canadian Gold
Fields stock. The company is capitalized in ten million shares at ten cents
each,about six millions having now been
East Kootenay, and are all silver-lead,
being valued at $2,000,000. Drewry came
to British Columbia three years ago as
business agent of the Toronto Globe.
War Eagle Profits Increasing.
George   Gooderham, interviewed regarding the War Eagle mine, says at the
present rate of the output of the first two
weeks of November, the net profits will
be $56,000 per month, or double the
amount required to pay the monthly
dividend.   He further states that with
the machinery going in, the present output can be largely increased.   The 750
foot level has some of the finest ore yet
encountered.   He added that this would
mean an increase in the dividends in the
near future.   As tbe result of this statement, the stock of the War Eagle immediately jumped to $2.68.
Intellect is the starlight of the brain.
-N. P. Willis.
Sloth makes all things difficult, but
industry all things easy.���Franklin.
Any man may make a mistake, but
none but a fool will continue it.���Cicero.
We cannot think or act, but the soul
of some one who has passed before
points the way���the dead never die���
If we could sweep intemperance out
of the country, there would be hardly
poverty enough left to give healthy
exercise to the charitable impulses-
Phillips Brooks.
Mine-Owners Incorporate.
Application will be made at the next
sitting of the legislature for the incorporation of a company to carry on the business of miners of every description, to
advance and foster the mining interests
especially the silver-lead mining interests of British Columbia, and numerous
other powers, such as constructing ships,
railways, machinery, churches, schools,
etc., and supplying power and light. F.
L. Christie, of Sandon,is solicitor for the
Assays Uniformly High.
Fred Williamson has returned to the
scene of his gold discoveries at the head
of Kettle river.   A late assay on their
rock, made at Nelson, gave returns of
5147 20 in gold.   Other assays have run
as high as $250.   The ledge is two feet
wide, and crops out for a considerable
distance.   Williamson and his partner
have received several offers to bond the
property, but prefer to hold on for the
present.   Red Paddy's properties are in
the same locality.
M. W. DAT. Proprietor.
 Manufaturer of all 1
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc., Etc.
Sandon, B.C.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
Operating Kaslo A Slocan Railway,
International Navigation &
Trading Company,
Noble Five Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Noble Five
Mining Company was held at Cody last
week, and was fairly well attended.
The main business transacted was the
disposal of the property by the old company to the new Dunsmuir syndicate.
The old company was organized under
the laws of the state of Washington,
while the new concern comes under
British statutes.
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.
Noonday Omc�� rs.
The annual meeting of the Noonday-
Curley Mining Co. was held last week
and the following officers appointed:���
President, H. J. Stewart; secretary-
treasurer, J. M. M. Benedum; directors,
John Tinling, A. Stewart, W. Tyson and
S. B. Mori is. Seventeen men are at
present employed by the company and
it is purposed to make heavy shipments.
The ore nets $1,000 a car above all the
charges. __	
Geo. Hughes has eight men working
at Paddy's Peak on tho McCue group.
Several tons of supplies have been
packed up for the winter.
Ingratitude is the abridgement of all
:���     ,    Th, (,M,80ndated properties are  baseness; a fault never found unattend-
,ssued.   rheconsonaateap   i | d with orher vic.ousness.
situated close to the town of Moyie, in
& TRADING CO., operating on
Kootenay Lake and River.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.
in., daily except Sunday. Returning
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.
Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
at 7 a in., connecting with steamer
International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.
Returiing 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 Kaslo
for Lardo and Argenta at 8:45 p. 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 sold to all points iu Ca ada
and the United Statas. To ascertain
rates and full information, address���
Robert Irving, Manager.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.
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of the greatest White Metal camp on earth.
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Strictly in advance.
Address: The Paystreak, Sandon, B.C.
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SANDON. B. C, NOV, 25,  1899,
The semi-official information comes
from London that the question of establishing a Canadian mint has been
duly considered in financial circles
there, with the result that the men
who know, or profess to know, all
about the coinage of gold and other
metals are decidedly opposed to the
proposition. It is but natural for the
financiers to take this view of the
question���quite as natural as it is for
them to oppose the double standard of
gold and silver, or any other monetary reform that would mean a loss
to them of any of the great power
they now wield oyer the world. The
establishing of a Canadian mint and
the coining of Canadian gold and
silver into Canadian coin of the legal
standard, would in a very large
measure release Canada from the
tight grip of the world's financiers,
aud, eventually, relieve it of
the awful burden of its ever accumulating national debt. Canada's resources are so immense it makes the
Dominion a very substantial debtor
colony, and any movement that
would tend to a broader policy, or a
more independent financial policy, is
sure to meet with opposion from the
men who profit by the Dominion's
present condition and policy.
Many reasons are given by these
wise financiers why a Canadian mint
should not be established, but none of
them are any more logical than this:
"The government of Canada makes
a handsome profit on the coinage of
silver���a profit that would disappear
it it coined its own money. The four
quarters in a Canadian dollar are actually worth only 41 cents in gold;
that is, the government makes a clear
profit of fifty-nine cents on every
dollar's worth of silver coined and
placed in circulation in the Dominion."
If Canada can make a clear profit
of 59 cents on every dollar's worth of
silver coined, why is there such a
scarcity of silver coin throughout the
Dominion? Few business concerns
would reduce their stocks if they
could make a profit of 59 Cents on
every dollar's worth carried. If
Canada can make this profit now,
when the coinage of the metal must
be paid tor, together with the express and messenger and insurance
charges to and from the old country,
why would this prpflt disappear if it
coined its own money out of its own
gold and silver? If such a profit is
made by the Dominion where does it
go, who gets it, and why are these
profits so restricted?
The fact is, Canada does not make
this profit on its silver coin. The
Mother Country makes some of it.
Canada orders so many dollars worth
ot silver coined. It gets it and pays
tor it at about 70 cents on the dollar.
If a mipt were established in
Canada for the purpose of making into standard Canadian money its gold
and silver bullion, the profit would
surely fall to Canada, and the Do
minion would be placed upon a more
substantial financial basis. At the
present time it is confessedly weak,
with its only coin money silver that
is actually worth only 41 cents on the
There is no longer any doubt that
the Payne mine and others will stirt
operations by December 1st. This
Virtually settles the dispute between
mine manager and employe and the
union miners will receive $3,50 per
shift. The strife has been hard and
long, but there has been no animosity
felt between employer and employe,
and there is no indication that anything but the warmest harmony will
prevail. The men that were non
union before the trouble began are
union now, and those who were members ot the union then are members
still. The same men are to be dealt
with now that were to be dealt with
then. They are the same quiet,
good workmen, and will give the
same satisfaction to the employers
that they gave before. They were
good workmen then; they are good
workmen now.���The Ledge.
This paper has frequently called
attention to the scarcity of Canadian
silver coin in circulation, and shown
the great need, especially in the west,
of a more liberal supplv for the trans
action of the ordinary business. In
this province, it is safe to say, there
is in circulation two dollars worth
of silver of American coinage to one
bearing the Canadian stamp. Speaking of this shortage the Winnipeg
Free Press says:
"Canada needs its Bryan to attract
the attention of the Dominion government to the question of silver for a
period long enough to enable the
i inance department to order sufficient silver coinage to supply the
needs of the people. There is a shortage of silver coinage in every province of the Dominion, and perhaps it
is more noticeable in the west, where
some of the want is filled by the introduction ot United Stat s coinage.
This is very unpalatable to Canadians, who prefer to use a coin
stamped with the Queen's head. Two
years :.go the attention of the deputy
minister of finance at Ottawa was
drawn to the extreme scarcity of
Canadian silver in British Columbia,
and, to the fact that nearly all the
silver in circulation in the Kootenay
district was United States coinage.
The deputy minister did not appear
to attach any importance to the complaint. We would, therefore, direct
the attention of the finance minister
to the subject of the scarcity of Canadian silver, not only in the west,
but in all the provinces, and it is particularly scarce in the very province
from which the finance minister hails
���Nova Scotia. The question is naturally asked "What is the reason
that the Canadian people are not supplied with sufficient silver to meet
their ordinary needs for a circulating
medium?" The comptroller of cur
rency, or the finance minister himself might study for a few moments
the answer to this question. We be
lieve the answer to be simply that
the finance department docs not order
the mining of sufficient silver coinage.
The officers of the department, whose
duty it is to look after this matter are
either too timid, or they are in ignorance of the great scarcity which they
are supposed to prevent. Everv
person in business knows how hard it
is to get silver, but if the department
wants a tangible proof ot the scarcity
which we allege exists on every hand
let them ask their assistant receiver
general at Winnipeg for a report.
Last week he received from the mini;
in England $10,000 of newly coined
silver, and the article was so scarce
and the demand for it so great that
the banks took every cent of it in a
single day. As the finance department has been in default in respect to
the supply of silver fir some years, it
is time that the head of the department took the matter up and secured
the immediate minting of a sufficient
amount of this coinajre.
It is pitiful enough to road from day
to day of tho lives sacrificed in the
deadly Struggle now proceeding i.i tho
south of Afriea It makes one's heart
ache to think of the bravo fellows thus
ruthlessly cut off on either side, and we
turn sad and depressed from tho page
that tells lis of the smoke and carnage
of battle. Wo lament all of us that the
war should over have occurred, and the
wish perhaps is father to tin; thought
with many that a little more patience
and forbearance might have averted it.
We Ia Canada have thrown our height
on the side of the mother country and
are prepared, if the struggle spreads to
a wider field, to stand by her side, to the
last; and we must in justice to those
British statesmen who are in control of
affairs, do our utmost to believe that
they have acted honorably and upright-
ly throughout the controversy now be-
ing fought to a finish, and that if pride
or obstinacy, or greed has boon an ele-
meat on either side in provoking the
war, it has not on our side at least! ���
a dominant or controlling element. But
when all is said and done, it is a miser!
able business to find civilized white
men at the dawn of tho twentieth cen-
tury remorselessly slaying each other,
pitilessly wrecking each other's homes!
desperately striving, like wild beasts'
each to entrap and murder the other.
It is not an elevating picture.���Globe.
A little miss,
A little kiss.
A little bliss,
A wedding���that is splendid ;
' A little jaw,
A little luw,
Back home to ma,
And, lo! tbe trouble's ended.
Tbe night has a thousand eyes,
And tbe day Writ one;
Yet the light of tbe bright world dies
With tbe dying sun.
The mind has'a thousand eyes,
Ami tbe heart but one;
Yet tbe light of a whole life dies
When love is done.
A white dove on a thunder cloud,
A white sail on a sullen sea;
But sail nor dine is white as love
That in sorrow came to me.
The white dove (led, the tempest came;
The white sail vanished from the sen;
!��ut my white dove that ia   mv true love
Can ne'er depart from me. '
Fighting I'.i ��� :i Prliioiplo.
.A,well known mine manager was
hoard to remark lately that the mi i-'.s
of the Slocan could afford to |w��y to per
day for labor, but the Silver Lead
Minos Association was contending i"
ihe present trouble for the principle of
the thing. Tiie managers are making
this cry because they cannot get mon
for $rt, the principle involve! being an
oxtra 60 cents a day, which the miners
request.       ���_	
There are no persons more solicitous
about the preservation of rank than
those who have no rank at all Shen-
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
Says the London Daily Chronicle:���
The following remarkable poem, which
has been sent to us by the famous Dutch
novelist, Maarten Maartens, though we
do not entirely adopt its tone, will be
read by Englishmen as representing a
feeling that we believe to be universal
in Holland, and to be almost universal
on the continent:
Greatest of Nations!   Chosen Strength
ofGod! *
Imperial Servant of divine commands!
Within   the tranquil  hollow of  thv
Repose the sphered seas; the changeful lands n
Are thine, and tracts of empire vet un-
The sword is thine; its splendor flares
Thou whom the mijrhty-warrior-dead
Wilt thou intrust its unpolluted fame
To smooth-faced  pirates whose unspoken aim
Is filthy lucre gained by fouler fraud?
Thia people, small in number, great in
Of all thou Invest, stonily set apart
la selfconcenterefi freedom, as thou
Puritans, pure, as thou, iu home and
Owning no master but your Lord above
Ere  these appeal  to  Him, our hone is
yet *
In thee, for thou, awakening, wilt
In 7
i ear
This chink of gold;thy righteous heart
will fear
PnriirhteouM    ruin,   slowlv  drawing
England, dost thou forget?
���Maarten Maartens.
��� I VV Se.itt says that in a world of
super-abundance a great majority of humanity should lack even the, necessities
". I le. While a few are flooded with all
that hearts can wish, presents a problem
which has engaged the attention of the-
ologlsts, political economists, and scientists for centuries past; hence it would
appear worse than folly for a ranchman
tn even dare to offer an opinion on a
subject that has baffled the wise Hut
since I am located out on the plains
where philosophers seldom frequent, I
am going to State where 1 believe the
ojiglual cause lies, and propose to tell
the truth just as near as possible to keep
"lit of jail
The world is not evolved to perfection
yet, or we might tell the whole truth
nnd be acquitted at the barofpuhlic
opinion. Therefore, instead of Saying
thai nature itself is on the beat, and we
P^or de\ils being the product of nature
inherit her way of doing business, we
will just lay nature reproduces strictly
according to the law of absorption, and
the higher we rise in the complications
of life the greater appears to be the
greed developed. Mollusks found in
the ocean bed are content to absorb
just 80much as they need fin-support
But as we ascend the scale of complication, where organization begins to assert its claims, necessities both real and
artificial multiply in proportion to the
Principles combined to form theorgdnic
or organized body. Were it not for the
principle of reaction, it would only be a
matter of time until one organization
w,��'ild Absorb tho earth. The most
powerful planet  in the  solar  system
would absorb the lesser ones, and the
 ������, ....v. �����<; I    China can boast of the richest man on
strongest system in the universe sWal-  earth and the greatest number of poor
low the remainder of creation, when in j men in comparison with tha�����>...��'<-��������  f
the. fllllnueo r.t *:..������    ������
the fullness of time it would burst asunder and leave the universe a blank.
But there appears to be a positive and
negative pole to every principle; therefore we find co-existing with greed (the
principle of absorption) its opposite (altruism). If these two principles were
normally developea in a government of
the people and by the people, cases of
poverty would be exceptional with the
present stage of knowledge. But the
desire to yrab, absorb and expand has
become abnormally developed until it
is out of proportion to the altruistic
principle that gives to each an equal
opportunity to secure the benefits,whi!e
they bear an equal share of the burdens
of life.
Again, we find that all original principles give rise to secondaries, corres
ponding to lateral currents emanating
from the dynamo, and according to the
same rule we lind that  the  original
principle to   absorb has generated   a
secondary principle which is expressed
in what we call 'gambling.   It is also
evident that nil secondary   principles
depend on conditions for their develop
ment    To bo brief, I will state the case
thus:    First, the social condition of a
people is governed by their financial
circumstances    Second, their financial
condition is governed by their monetary
system.   Third, the equal or unequal
distribution of wealth depends on the
certainty or uncertainty in the production of that which the people have made
to represent values.   Fourth, the extremes of wealth and poverty abound
in proportion as the principle of chance
or gambling  pervades  the monetary
system.   Fifth, the gambling principle
enters into a  financial system  in -proportion to the degree of uncertainty in
the production   of  the representative
material.   Sixth, uncertainty in   production  leads to concentration of the
product, and  fosters gambling,   while
certainty in  production leads to distribution    and    discourages    gambling.
Seventh, conditions  which  favor concentration contribute to the prosperity
of the few anii  the impoverishment  of
the many.   Kighth, gold being the least
plentiful material  suitable for a circulating medium, the, nations adopting it
as a  representative of  values furnish
most favorable conditions for the (level
opment   of    the  gambling   tendency,
nourished by the uncertain principles of
Cripple Creek,the greatest gold camp
on earth, has produced iu the past ten
years, say, ten millionaires at the expense of ten thousand poor men One
man accidentally unearths a vein which
yields a thousand times more than he
needs, while fl thousand of his fellow
ruined trying to imitate his
every dollar saved in
f toil is ��one, and they
,��� ��, ...   former fields of action
with no reward except a knowledge of
the fact that it don't pay to gamble with
nature in her game of hide and seek;
and the luckv gambler, unless a man of
unusual stamina, proceeds to ruin himself by habits of excess and dissipation,
while the mining exchange forms a
storm centre where those who hold
tnn card8 m the monetary game
play their hands to the final finish, and
absorb each other.
men in comparison with the number of
people^ but in China the principle of re
action has had time to do its work, and
a decayed nation is the result. Spain
is following close in her footsteps, and
the time will come, if the world continues to adhere to the present monetary
system, when all that will remain of the
present governments of the world will
be a few specimens ot the coins they
used in running their wheels Of fortune.
The world is passing through an idolatrous age. Coin is the idol, money is
god, and our boasted civilization a social farce. Let us beat our coins into
plowshares wherewith to raise bread
for the toiling masses, and give each
one credit for what he does and what
he is. In my dreams I see the inhabitants of older planets intently peering
through their powerful telescopes, and
bending patiently over their aerial telephones whose ''central" is located in
the sun, watching eagerly the development of governments on this infant
planet for and by the children of men,
and as they meditate upon the strange
phenomenon of one child under our
crude system falling in possession of all
the toys and candles allotted to a hundred, while the ninety and nine are
crving for a taste of the sweets of life.
Word comes from Ottawa that a special
meeting of the Dominion Cabinet was
held last week, to consider the petition
of the Slocan miners aeainst the importation of aliens | bo the mine-owners to
work the idle properties of the camp.
As a result, R. C. Clute, Q. C, Toronto,
was appointed by the .government as a
commissioner to investigate the griev
I come, 0 heroes, to the world gone
I bring the hope of nations, and I bear
The warm first rush of rapture in my
The first faint light of morning on my
I look upon the ages from a tower;
1 am the Muse of the Fraternal state;
No hand can hold mo from my crowning hour;
My song of Freedom and mv step is
The toilers go on broken at the heart:
They send the spell of beauty on all
But what avail?   The builders have no
No share in all the glory of  their
1 have descended from Alcyone;
I am the Muse of Labor and of Mirth;
I came to break the chain of infamy
That Greed's blind hammers forge
about the earth.
I have descended from the hidden place.
To make dumb spirits speak and dead
feet start;
1 feel the wind of battles in my face,
I hear the songs of  nations in my
I stand in Him, the Hero of the Cross,
To hurl down traitors that misspend
His bread;
I touch the star of mystery and loss,
To shake the kingdoms of the living
I  wear the flower of Christus for  a
I weigh the stars and give to each a
And through the hushed eternity bend
To strengthen God's and keep their
souls from blame.
Pcame to overthrow the ancient wrong,
To let the joy of nations rise again;
1 am unselfish service, I am song,
I am the hope that feeds the heart of
ances of the miners, who are applying      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m
'or'an enforcement of the alien labor  I am the Vision of tho world���eclipse,
law, against the importation of miners
from the United States to take the places
of those who are contending for higher
wages in the Slocan. There are other
grievances in the miners' petition,which
Mr. Clute will investigate. Mr. Clute
has no doubt been selected because he is
known to have strong sympathies with
the labOr party. He was the commissioner who investigated the Crow's Nest
Pass railway trouble.
Money has little value to its possessor
unless it also has value, to others.���L.
And where I pass the feet of beauty
And when I set the bugle to my lips,
The youth of work-worn faces will
I am Religion, and the church I build
Stands on the sacred flesh with passion packed;
In me the ancient gospels are fnlfilled;
In me the symbol rises into Fact.
I am the maker of the people's bread,
I bear the little burdens of the day;
Yet in the mystery of song I tread
The--bndless heavens and show tho
stars their way.
���Edwin Markham.
men are
success,  unti
previous years o
return to their
A crosscut is being run on the Adela.
The Sovereign is to erect a new ore
The Whitewater last week shipped
43 tons of ore.
Operations are to be resumed on tbe
Treasure Vault.
The Peoria is starting up under the
contract system.
The force on the American Boy has
been increased.
Work will be resumed on the Frisco
on December 1st.
New management is to assume charge
of the Lucky Jim.
On the Ajax five men are engaged in
sinking on the vein.
Sixteen tons of ore was shipped by
the Jackson last week.
Supplies are being packed up to the
Payne and Last Chance.
Croft & McPherson's packtrain is busy
packing supplies to the Hartney.
Six men went down from here Monday to help repair the Four Mile wagon
The annual meeting of the Slocan
Star will be held at Milwaukee on December 2.
A parallel lead has been uncovered
on the Torpedo, showing galena and
W. J. Goepel is acting gold commissioner during the absence of John A.
Turner in Europe.
The cable for the Wakefield tramway
has arrived, as well as the water pipes
for the concentrator.
The Enterprise has had a force of
men employed fixing up the road and
putting everything in shape for the
winter about the mine.
Messrs. MacMaster and Thrasher, of
Rochester, two of the chief men in the
syndicate operating the Hartney, have
been in town this week. They inspected the Hartney yesterday.
The ledge on the Ruby was encountered in the crosscut tunnel last week.
It is of a soft loose substance, strongly
mineralized, and three feet across.
Drifting is now in progress to catch the
ore chute.
The ore being taken out of the Ca-
pella is exceedingly high grade, being
richer even than that shipped last winter. Where struck the ledge can be
tunneled at a great depth and worked
most advantageously.
On Friday Norman Arnot was badly
burned about the tace and head, the result of lighting a fire with kerosene.
Tbe Companions of Forresters gave a
very enjoyable ball in the Music Hall,on
the evening of the 14th. It was well attended.
A gun and athletic club was organized
here last week. There are already over
35 members, and it is expected this
number will be considerably increased
during the next few days. A meeting
for organization was held Friday evening, when these officers were elected :���
President, H. D. Curtis; vice president,
H. P. Christie; secretary-treasurer, W.
Anderson.   These  officers,   with   J. G.
McCallum and Chas. Brett, form the
committee of management. Arrangements will be made to use the lower
store of the Music Hall for the club room.
A full set of athletic apparatus has been
ordered, and in a few days it is hoped to
have the club in full swing. In addition
to the gymnasium, all the appliances for
the gun club will be provided.
Many friends deeply sympathize with
Mr. and Mrs. Arnot and family in the
sudden death of a younger son and brother, which took place Saturday morning at his brother's residence, David
Arnot, on Fletcher ave., where he was
visiting with his mother. He had come
to British Columbia in the hopes of
benefitting his health by a change of
climate. Mrs. Arnot and Norman Arnot
accompanied the remains back to Toronto, where the interment will take
It may interest many of your readers
to know that throughout the Slocan City
mining division no ill feeling has at any
time shown itself between the mine
owner and the miners, but, on the contrary, perfect harmony prevails. Many
more men are employed in this camp at
present than ever before. From the
coming into force of the new eight hour
law, the men have been paid the full
$3.50 for the eight hour shift. There is
no reason to fear any clash between capital and labor in this vicinity.
A public meeting was held Wednesday
evening in the Music Hall, when Mr.
Wilkes, district organizer of the Western
Federation of Miners, addressed a large
audience on the labor question. He
gave a very interesting address, describing the benefits to be derived from organized labor. Afterwards an adjournment was made to the Oddfellows' hall,
where a local branch was organized, under the name of the Slocan City Miners'
Union, with F. G. Carlisle as president,
H. L. Fife vice president, and A. E.
Teeter financial secretary. Tbe union
has started off under very auspicious circumstances, with an initial membership
of about 40. The officers are men who
can be depended on. and who have the
full confidence of all classes. The regular meetings will be held in the Oddfellows' hall for the present, every Wednesday evening.
Crow's Nest coal at Nelson has reduced
two bits a ton.
Born, in Silverton, on the 13th inst.,
Mrs. W. Barker, of a son.
In Regina, on the 17th, Mrs. Geo. A.
Jackson, Silverton, a daughter.
The Ymir Miner has changed hands,
G. R. Clark being the purchaser.
The next sitting of the supreme court
in Nelson will be held on December 4.
The miners' strike at Lethbridge has
been fixed up, and Kootenay orders for
coal are being respected.
Captain Wainwright, charged with
issuing: worthless cheques at Nelson,
was arrested at Rossland.
Miss McQueen, formerly in charge of
the C.P.R. ticker here, has been removed from Kaslo to Columbia.
Five stamp mills are at work in the
Nelson district. They aggregate close
to $100,000 in bullion per month.
The postoffice authorities promise to
improve the mail service in Kootonay,
especially into the Trout Lake camp.
W. A. Carlyle was presented with a
Bilver service by the citizens of Rossland,
last week on the occasion of his leaving
to assume charge of the Rio Tinto cop
per mine in Spain.
The output of ore from Rossland during the past week was a little below the
average, yet the total of 4,827 tons is
satisfactory. The average looked for
is 5,000 tons per week.
The Dominion Parliament will meet
about the end of January. Minister
Tarte is proving such an uncertain
quantity, that Premier Laurier hesitates to dissolve the Housn and appeal
to the country.
The Anglican synod of New Westminster, whieh recently met in Vancouver, has sanctioned the formation of a
separate diocese for Kootenay. The
necessary steps are being taken to complete the organization.
New Invention*.
Below is a list of| new inventions ie
cently patented by various inventors
through the agency of Messrs Marion
A Marion, New York Life building
Montreal: "'
H. J. Bickle, Gladstone, Man , catth
guards for railway crossings: D.Fergu.
son, Springhill, N S., process of canning smashed potatoes; David Roy
Quebec, rake; J. B. Hogue, Montreal'
sofa bed; Jas. Wilson, Glencross, Man.
hay loader; J. V. Monfette, Ste. Sophie
do Levrard, P.Q., device for handling
stones; V Lebault and A. Dorals St,
Laurent, Que , acetylene gas generator.
Pleasure is very seldom found where
it is sou�� lit. Our brightest blazes ot
gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.���Johnson.
Kindness in ourselves is the honey
that blunts the sting of unkindnesa in
That's \\
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CARRY in stock the goods, and sell at
prices, which compete with any othei
city in the universe.   We would like to demonstrate
to you that
Our figures ii
cannot be discounted1}
and compare the result with
our prices. It will satisfy
you and please us.
Get quotations from anyone.
anywhere;  add the freight,
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0Mwmwm The Paystreak.
Hoio   the  Eight-Hour  Day  Works
in Colorado.
jPuehlo (Colorado) Courier]
We have opposed the eight-hour
law from the start, on the grounds
that it was unjust legislation, in that
it fixed the hours of labor for one
class ot workmen only, while the
workingmen and women must still
submit to the selfishness of avaricious employers. We must admit,
however, that the agitation of the
law h;is resulted in placing the
mines of the San Juan district, in
this state, upon an eight hour basis,
and they are all running smoothly
and satisfactorily. The mine superintendent of the Camp Bird says that
he is actually getting more work out
of the men in eight hours than he did
under the ten and twelve-hour system. There is also a saving to the
owner in candles and other things,
which seem insignificant until mens
ured by long time and large forces.
We were told last week that the
Iowa mine made a test of working
forty men on an eight-hour shift
and the same number on ten hours
and the actual result was favorable
to the short shift. This, of ourse,
settled tho matter for that mine, and
so far as we can learn for all the
mines in that country.
Bill A Dan Made a  Clean up.
A .Montreal despatch says: The
Canada Northern and Mackenzie &
Mann's railway enterprises are still
much discussed here. It is now said
that New York capitalists are behind
the big Canadian contractors, and
the statement is that William Mackenzie will l>e president ot a second
transcontinental railway system bo
lore four years have passed away.
Among other stories is one to the
effect that Mackenzie A Mann made
��invat deal of money lately out of a
���leal in steel rails, which they had
purchased from Carnegie before the
l'iae in all kinds of metals. The
story goes that the firm in question
Iwl bnii{ht sufficient rails to lay
flair truck from Port Arthur to tho
junction with the Southeastern, and
when tlic heavy rise took place it is
HSaVrted that the Pittsburg people
purchased the rails back, Mackenzie
��Mann clearing up no less than
Ths ProspectDr.
"lie prospector is the most optlnv
'stic individual in the world Whether
llcl>e old or young, the weather-
beaten vetern or tlu glowing novice
in the search for natures hid lo.i
'"iches, this is his distinguishing
characteristic. Hope may get weary
��0lng through its springing purloin-
���"ice in t|lt. breast of the average
joortal, but it is ever active In the
)('Si)in of the prospector. Misfortunes
JeVer discourage him, dangers never
(1""u hiin, and the reverses of one
year ��nly seem to inspire him with
fresh vigor and ficondence for the
labors of the next.
Dr. Bell of the Ottawa geological
survey has jnst returned from the
Great Slave Lake in the northern
barren lands of Canada, where he
had been to obtain data. The doctor
says it has been ascertained that
Great Slave Lake is the longest in
the world, and little less in area
than Lake Superior.
Methodist Church : ���
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Regular services to-morrow at 11
a. in. and 7:30. p m.
Presbyterian Church:���
Divine service will be hold In Virginia Hall at 7:30 p. m.    Rev   ). A.
Cleland, Minister.
[Western Federation of Miners.]
Meets every Saturday Evening at 8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pres, Gko. Smith.
Vice-i'res, Howako Thomi son.
Fin Sec, W. L. Haoi.KK.
Ho spial.
The Strike
Subscribers, fcl.OO per month.
Private Patients *2.(K�� per day, ex-
slusive of expense of physician or
surgeon and drugs. j
Headquarters for Miners.
Well sto.'keii bar in connection.
First class accommodations.   Board by the
lav or week.
L. L. B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Pnblic, Etc.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
Established 1805.
Slocan Mines.
Mining stork* bought and Sold. General
Agent f<>r SI...an Properties Promising
Prorfpeotd For Sale.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Has not affected the
Job Department of
The Paystreak. Our
Mechanics are steadily employed, turning
out work in large installments. A heavy
Consignment of Fine
Stationery has been
added to our already
Large Stock, and we
are now prepared to
fill any order, large
or small, for
J. D. MCLAUGHLIN, President.
W. L. Haui.kk, Secretary.
Dr.  W. E.  GoilM, Attendant Physician.
MissS. M. CRIBHOLM, Matron.
Grant Cox, Wm.Donahuk, J. V.Martin,
Wm. GABBITP and P. H. Muiti'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. II. Lilly,
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.        16:30
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. Ag
Be sure   that your tit ket  reads via the
The Miller Creeh.
Ten men are working on the
Miller Creek, running the drift both
ways from where the ledge was recently struck in the crosscut. The
crosscut is about 300 feet long and
taps the ledge at 175 feet depth. At
this point the formation is not so
broken as in the upper levels and
the ledge is.thoroughly defined. It
will take about 150 feet of work to
get under the ore chute found in the
upper tunnel.
Better accomodations have been
made for the working force at the
bunk houses, and when the ventilation of tbe tunnel is improved three
shifts will be worked. Manager
Barker is a hustler and is getting in
some rapid work on the difts.
Thn Eli to be Stocked.
The Get There Eli claim on
Twelve Mile is to be stocked in Vancouver. The capital of the company
will be $250,000 in 1,000,000 shares
of 25 cents each. The Eli is known
as one of the best claims on Twelve
Mile. Nineteen-twentieths of it was
recently purchased by Dr. W. E.
Gomm, of Sandon, from C. W. Harrington, Prominent Vancouver financiers are interested in the promotion
of the new company.
Mr. Cupid, the blind man who
runs the matrimonial lottery, has
several contract on his hands in this
vicinity at present. Detailed information of several engagements may
be expected in the near future. Reports of capitulations are more numerous than in the war bulletins, and
the furniture dealers are looking forward to a harvest.
secure Sittings lor your Christmas
Photo's. Present visit will terminate December 5th.
In the County Court of Kootenay
Holden at Rossland.
Rolt & Grogan,
John Fielding,
To thk Ahovk Namkd Dkkkndant'
John Fielding :
TAKE NOTICE that thin action was on
the lad day of November, lH.iit, pomniuncH
against you, and that the plaintiffs hy their
plaint claim the sum of 1800.00 advanced on a
certain agreement dated the 27th day of
March, 1HJ7, which agreement has not been
carried out by you, the said defendant, in any
way whatever: And that the Court has by
order dated tho 10th day of November, I89fl,
authorized tbe service of the said plaint and
summons on you by insertion of this Notice
three times in a weekly Newspaper at Sandon
and by posting a copy of said plaint and summons for 30 days in the office of the Registrar
of the County Count at Rossland, and that
the name shall be good and sufficient service
of tlie said plaint and summons.
are required to appear to the said plaint and
summons on the 25th day of January, litlHt, at
the sittings of the County Court to be holden
at Rossland.
Dated this lCthJlay of November, A D. 18W.
Ciiaim.kh R. Hamilton,
Whoso address for service is at the offices of
Daly  &  Hamilton,   Bank   of   Montreal
Chambers, Rossland, British Columbia.
The Hoepfner Refining Company, Hamilton, Ontario, are pre
pared to pay cash for ores containing
high percentages of lead and zinc,
and will be pleased to have samples
and prices forwarded them at Hamilton.
Laboring Men Attention,   j
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, ����nd
you are requested to stay away. You
will be duly notified when matter
are adjusted.
Executive Committee,
Sandon Miners' Union.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Pipes,
Smokers' Sundries.
Cards and Chips.
Hamilton   Watches
, 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 Wstches
are Jewels,  not   imitation, and set in
Gold.   The Higher  Grades  have  Sap
phire Pallets.   Everything that goes to
make  the  finest  Timekeeper  is to be
found in these Watches.
Seventeen Jewel  Grades from *20 to
855.   Twenty-one Jewels from ? 40 to 160.
Call and see them. >
I also handle the  famous Hampden
Watch.   I state only  facts  and  can
back up every assertion made.
Jeweller and Optician
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
A Snap Shot
In spite of the quiet times, the
"Old Time Grocery Firm" of
Is kept busy in selling and shipping goods.
Fine Groceries.by the carload arriving and more on the way. Fine
fresh Vegetables, of all kinds. Fresh cooking and eating apples from
Ontario and Washington orchards. ! Car of Hams and Bacon just in, all
of Swift A Co,'s famed brands. Otlier toothsome delicacies on the shelves
and arriving.       Step in see for yourself.
��oal Heaters
?Thetousor Cole's Hot Blast Heater.
Our claims for this Heater are that it is adapted to anv kind of coal,
equally well.    Kindly call and inspect our lines.
H. BYERS & Co.
Souoenir Chinatoare for X'mas Presents
Scenes of the Slocan Star and Payne.
Just tne thing for a present. Order
early and get your choice.
Folliott & McMillan, ��
~g Contractors and Builders.
%k        Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
$l . 00000000000*
ij�� Sash, Doors, Blind*, etc, Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices.
7fc Mine and Dimension Timber always In Stock. Plans, Estimates and
^   Specifications furnished for all Classes of Building.
4   RAILROAD AVE.   -   -  -   -   SANDON.
The Gardens Of Ceylon
, Supply the
And You Can Get It In
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