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The Paystreak Oct 7, 1899

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Frank Sewell has been gazetted a
J. P,
J. Clark went out yesterday to San
James Curran left for Montreal on
There are four patients in the .hospital at present,
Joe Van Horn has gone to the
Boundary country.
F. L. Christie attended court in
New Denver Tuesday.
Thanksgiving day for Canada has
been set for October 19.
Johnnie Cameron left on Thursday
to take in the Spokane lair.
Hamilton Byers was here Wednesday. He is not a bit sorry he is
J. K. Clark came up from New
Denver on Thuisday. to pay a visit
to tho Ajax.
The ladies of the Methodist church
gave a social Thursday night, in
Virginia hall.
Sandon talent will give a concert
in New Denver shortly, in aid of the
Presbyterian ehureh there.
1'. J. Hickey is in Spokane to see
the fair, and Incidentally to join in
the in tiioeuvres on Elks' day.
The K. ot P, will give a social to
their members and !>est girls in their
hull, a week from Wednesday.
Among those who left yesterday
for the Spokane fair were Mr. and
Mrs. L. C. Lane and Miss Stone.
Mrs. H. P. Gibson, who has been
visiting with Mrs. S. Campbell, left
lor her home in Seattle on Sunday.
C. B. Hunt, who has been working
at the Payne for the past few months
has moved, with his family, to Walla
Walla, Wash.
Billy Walmsley, of the Palace, left
Thursday For his old home at Ogdens-
I'Urg. N. V., and will take in the
Spokane fair en route-
Mike MeAndrews is occupying a
cot at the hospital. He has had a
hard time of it tne past year, having
been cooped up for several months in
Nelson hospitals,
All alarm of fire startled the town
at the unearthly hour of 7 o'clock on
Wednesday morning. There was a
chimney blaze at the Keco laundry,
but little damage was done.
The Vancouver liar has shitted his
Bceue of operations from Klondike to
the Slocan, and some very woolly
stories are being printed inconsequence. The papers giving them utterance should be suppressed for sedition.
The new Presbyterian church will
he formally opened on the 22nd, and
great preparations are being made
tlwefor. In the afternoon a baptismal exhibition will be held, with
numerous entries. Monday following
a big concert will be given.
The following parties left this w k
over the K. A 8., to take in the dr
at Spokane:-J. E. Fitzharris, F. A.
Henneberg, John Crawford, M. L.
Grimmett and wife. Chas. Newhaus,
Miss Whitmore, Chas. Mitchell, A.
Kelly, W. J. Thompson, II, Kileen,
and Mrs. K. Stein and daughter.
II. H. Pitts went to New Westminster on Tuesday to attend the Conservative convention. Robt. T.Green
attended as the Kaslo delegate. The
Slocan will be placed on record by
these representatives as opposed to
any attempt to repeal the eight-hour
law or to withdraw the penalty
A Case of Personal Spite.
It is about time that Mr. J. M.
Harris and those members of the city
council who bear animosity toward
him should drop their petty foolishness and comedown to business about
i the light service. This town is being
kept in darkness, not because the
price is too high (although it is all
out of proportion to the service rendered or the cost of producing the
light), but because Mr. John M. Harris and curtain council men do not
entertain the same view on matters
political. Between the. two the citizens are suffering need less discomfort
to satisfy a feeling ot personal spite.
Both of these parties are entitled to
retain their views on anv or all in it
ters, political or otherwise, but they
should not be intruded on the city at
the expense of the citizens' comforts.
The Jackson has sent out [>2 tons
during the week.
The Sunshine sent two or three
men up to work yesterday.
Thirty-three tons of ore was ship
ped by the Whitewater this week.
The Reco is to have some underground surveying done by Surveyor
The Ruth sawmill will be moved
down to where the lower tunnel is to
be run in.
A test shipmentof one ton has been
made this week from the Hillside, at
John Hirsch has surveyed part of
the Anglo Saxon groupj near the
Mountain Chief.
The Ruth will supply its own elec'
trie light, from a plant to be put in at
the concentrator.
The provisions of the eight hour
law make it impossible to change
shift without losing a shift.
Eleven men were let out at the
Last Chance on Thursdav, but were
told to come round again in a few
Owing to a disagreement with the
foreman, the men employed at the
Whitewater mill all walked out this
opened the mine up so that 200 men
could be convenientlv put to work,
taking out 2.0J0 tons of ore a month
that will net $04 a ton.    In July, last
year, the shipments from  the' mine
were 1850 tons, and the profits from
this ore #37,OJJ,from which a #50.000
dividend was paid out and the balance placed in  the treasury.   There
are now 15 men on the payroll, 12 of
whom were hired this week to do
outside work.
Mine Otoners Meet.
Ore Strucli on t'i3 SoDcrei,]i.
A small  streak  of ore  was struck
; on Monday niu'ht iu the Sovereign
tunnel, which has since widened out
to 15 inches of tine looking steel galena. The tunnel is now in 90D feet
from the surface. When the con
tractors, ('rouse & Williams, commenced operations, there was a cross
cut of 300 feet and a drift of 400 feet.
which they have since continued 200
feet, making in  all 1)00 feet of work
l to where the ore chute was struck.
, An assay on the ore Wednesday went
121 oz. silver and 7l) per cent. lead.
It is as yet too early to say anything
definlte'about the dimensions or value
of the ore chute, but the depth at
which the strike has been made, assures an extensive stopiug ground
should the chute prove as large as it
i promises. 	
A Man With Sense.
R, 0. Shaw Wood, of London.Ont.,
one of the eastern men interested in
the operations of the Financial and
Mining Trust, has just spent two
weeks in the Slocan. His company
owns the Vult and Vulture, near
Cody. He says,in the Toronto Globe,
after speaking of that property: ""'
had no trouble at all about the eight
hour business. We did not shut down
at all. but went right ahead. Ot
course If we had not continued work
we could not have had the showing
we have today. The law works very
well in our case. The miners all seem
to be satisfied. We are working double shifts and in all the tunnels night
and day work goes on. Three more
tunnels on the vein are to be started.  I
This week the Silver-Lead Mines
Association again met in this city and
held several sessions.   The attendance was larger than usual, but the
same degree of secretiveness regarding the deliberations has been maintained as heretofore. All sorts of wild
rumors arc in circulation therewith,
the most prominent being spread  by
their hangers-on  that the mines will
remain closed  till  next spring.    On
the other hand, members of the Association advise  their friends to await
the developments of the next thirty
days.   In   the   meantime tlu; mines
are rushing their outside, work before
snow Hies.
There will be quite a lively camp
on the south fork of Kaslo, in the vicinity of the Joker group, this winter, several different outfits working.
The American Boy now has four
feet of concentrating ore in the lower
tunnel. There is not a more promising property in the camp just at
The Ajax Fraction will be on the
shipping list in the near future Like
all the other properties that are
working, the Fraction is looking
New Denver is jubilant because it
is rapidlv becoming a mining town
in fact as well as in name.   It promises to have an encouraging payroll
this winter.
The miners'union is again warning labor to stay away from the Slocan, as the differences between the
men and the owners have not yet
been adjusted.
The ore body now opened up at the
Rambler insures steady work and
continuous shipments. This property
will be one of the heaviest producers
in the camp this winter.
A descendant of the ancient. Ananias got his auger into the Nelson
Miner yesterday and filled it up with
a hard luck story of things that do
not exist in the Slocan. The wish is
but father to the thought.
The Enterprise Mine, Limited, of
London, Eng., has been gazetted in
this province, with 150,000 pounds
capital. It is a subsidiary company
of the London & British Columbia
Goldtields, and its property is on Ten
Mile creek.
The development that was carried
on  at  the   Payne this summer has
He Will be Missed.
Sandon is about to lose one of its
most prominent and respected citizens, in the person of Rev. J.Cleland.
He has received a call to the coast,as
well as having the choice of two
prominent positions in this presbytery. His fellow ministers are doing
all they can to keep him in the interior, so he is undecided yet where
to go. During bis sojourn here, Mr.
Cleland has been eminently successful, and he has proved the most popular clergyman the Sioean has yet
had. Botii himself and Mrs. Cleland
will be greatly missed.
Narrow Escape.
A narrow escape from a horrible
death occurred at the Ruth sawmill,
about 5 o'clock "Wednesday afternoon.
Hiram Paseoe, while working near
the circular saw, tripped and fell towards the swiftly revolving teeth.
He threw himself to one side and so
saved his body. His thigh was,ho��v-
ever, caught, resulting in an u,rly
gash, eight inches long, from which
the blood flowed freely. Paseoe was
at once taken to the miners' hospital,
where he was quickly cared for, and
he is now getting along nicely.
Miners   Killed.
Charles Craine and James Mills,
employed at the Lakeshore mine, at
Moyie, were   instantly   killed   by a
premature blast, on Tuesday night.
They had difficulty in spitting the
holes, and one shot went off before
they could get out of the way. The
bodies were badly mangled. Mills
was an old timer in the camp and unmarried. Craine was a new comer
and had worked but a few shifts. He
leaves a wife in Michigan. The Paystreak.
A Lesson in Economics.
The Dawson Weekly News tells of
a discovery on the beach at Cape
Nome of rich gold-bearing sand.   It
extends along the sixty-foot strip reserved by the government from staking, in  accordance with the international marine law.   The land is free,
in consequence, to everyone who desires to wash out the rich sand with
pans and rockers,     The discovery
has   depopulated    all   the   adjacent
creeks, and claim owners are unable
to obtain workmen even for ��10 per
day and board.    There  are about a
thousand  men  working on the free
strip.   The great effect on wages is
due to the fact that the strip is free.
An equally rich discovery on a stak
ed claim would have little or no effect
on   wages.     Whatever   advantages
come   from   richness   of   the   claim
would accrue to the owners.    But the
discovery Of rich  sand on  the fvei.'.
strip has had an  effect on the wages
i:i every calling and on every claim.
Men will not work for less than their
labor will yield on the free strip, so
that the wages are forced up to the
level of the productiveness of labor.
If by any freak of nature this free
strip  produced  a  permanent yield,
wages  would'be  forced up permanently to the  level of- its return to labor.    It would not be necessary for
all, nor for any, workers to go to the
free strip.    The mere fact that they
could do so .would be sufficient to enable them to secure wages equal to
what their labar would produce if applied on this free natural opportunity.
what is known as Uhgava land. The
description was so clear that Mr. Osborne succeeded in inducing some
Boston capitalists to provide the necessary funds to equip an expedition
to go and search for the minerals.
The party left about the 1st of June,
and Mr. Osborne has returned from
the trip, first going to Ottawa, where
he and his associates fyled ch.ims to
a large tract, of valuable lands containing gold, silver, copper, precious
stones, nickel, iron, cinnabar, gypsum, and in fact almost all kinds of
minerals of economic value. The
last edition of the Rat Portage Miner
contains a very interesting interview
with Mr. Osborne, in which he describes that country. From what he
says it cannot be a desirable locality
to live in, but it is rich in mineral
Telegraph to Datuson.
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Bigger Than the Treadtoe'l.
Messrs. Eggert A Howlatt, of No.
Court street, Toronto, furnish the following information:���Parties going
north to tint Yukon have looked at.
talked about, and admired in the distance Mount Selwyn, situated on the
south shore of Peace river, British
Columbia, but have passed on because it was hard to get at. This
mountain is over a mile high, and
there is a solid body of quartz running through and across it, to as yet
an unlimited extent. Samples ot this
quartz have been assayed, and every
bit of it contains tree milling gold,
running all the way from $1 to over
$180. This mountain has every show
of putting the famous Treadwell
mine in the background altogether.
Of course it must be remembered that
Mount Selwyn is about 700 miles
from civilization, and mining will be
costly for some years, and it I*only
men who have unlimited capital behind them who will be able to realize
the big profits. There are at present
one or two old established mining
companies who intend taking up ma
Chinery and carrying on' opera1 ions
on a largo scale, The extensive north! I'n regions will in a few years undoubtedly come to the front as one of
the greatest mineral districts of the
The C. P. R. telegraph department
has made arrangements with the I
Dominion government for connection
with the line being built by the latter
in the Yukon. The telegraph line
will be in Dawson by Oct. 15, and
after that it is expected there will be
little trouble about the continuous
operation of the line. The system to
be adopted will be: Messay.es will be
filed in the Vancouver offices of the
companies- doing business there, and
the latter will transmit them by special arrangements on all steamers going north. The idea is to have packages of messages to go, say, every
other day from Vancouver, anil
every intermediate day from Victoria and Nanaimo, making as much as
possible a daily service with the
north. At Skagway they will be
placed on the line to Bennett, and at
the latter place they will be transmitted to the line being built by the
Dominion government and forwarded to Dawson, By the fastest ve>sels
telegrams should have no difficulty
at all in getting to Dawson on the
fourth day after leaving any of the
coast cities.
Coal Miners Strike.
Gold on Hudson Bay.
Some time ago J. A. Osborne ot
the Rainy Lake. Herald came into the
possession of an old diary ot an II ml
son Bay Company employee, now deceased, and on reading it through, he
learned that the writer described
some mineral deposits on the eastern
shores of Hudson Hay, in the vicinity
of Great and Little  Whale rivers, In
The most serious strike in the Irs-
tory ef Webster county, Iowa, has
begun in the coal mines. Every mine
in the district is closed, throwing
hundreds of men out.of work. One
result of the strike has been the in
ceptjoii of a serious coal famine.
Local schools are closed, while the
factories have run short of fuel and
suspended npciationi.
The sti ike,which will effect nearly
���">,��)30coal miners in northern Illinois
fields, is cans d by the drivers in th.'
mines making a demand upon the
operators for an increase in wages to
-2 per day. The demand has been
submittal in writing and if the operators n fuse, a strike will be ordered
by the state mine officials and in the
neighborhood if 3,(300 men will cease
Dan Prefers Canada.
Dan Mann, the big railway contractor, left Shanghai this week for
Canada, on board the Empress of Japan. In a letter to a friend in Vancouver, Dan says he has decided not
to accept any railway contracts in
China, lie looked over the ground
carefully and decided that there was
no money iu the proposition he went
there to look over.
E. R. ATHERTON CO. Limited, I
We haoe just unpacked a Fine
Lot of   Boys   Suits at   prices
From - - |3.00 up,
Boys Ooercoats 3.50 "
Boys Odd Pants 1.00
Also a lot of good Wool Stockings
and a large assortment of Boys'
V- Water Proof Coats -^
Our stock of Light Water Proof
Overcoats and Cape Water Proof
Coats is complete and the best
that can be procured.
We have just received also a
lot of Brown Duck Coats with a
soft, durable rubber lining: just
the thing for rain or snow.
V Men's Suits ->
Before giving your order for a
Suit of Clothes call in and see the
lot of All Wool Suits, made up in
the latest styles and patterns, just
received, and more to follow, at
prices that cannot be beat anywhere.
We wish especially to call the
attention of men who prefer
cheap shoes and cheap clothes to
the fact that you can save money
by buying these goods of us, we
care not where you get prices.
E. R. ATHERTON, Co., Limited.
mmxmmmmmmmm* THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, OCTOBER 7,1899.
Constable Young has been relieved of
looking after the towns of Argenta and
Lardo, and is now wholly given up to
keeping this place within the bonds of
Beautiful weather is now the order,
and for some time we have more than
enjoyed it owing to the dull cold weather
that existed during all of August, and
part of the preceeding month.
Joe Howson will likely be the first
party to erect a frame building as an
hotel, on the corner of Sandon and Loudon streets. It will be a good-sized
house and will be in a very fine position.
Wm. Simpson, of the firm of Simpson
Bros., has been gazetted a J. P., and had
his first opportunity to dispense justice
last week when, in his quiet way he
gave Jack Price a hint as to keeping the
peace by fineing him $15 and costs.
W. E. Bradshaw, of the firm of Bradshaw Bros., Kaslo, has been appointed
postmaster here. Jas. M. Patterson,
druggist, late of Whitewater, has been
appointed assistant, and agent for the
Bradshaw Bros. here. He reports business good and rapidly on the increase.
Townsite Agent Anderson, agent for
the K. A 8., reports business as looking
decidedly better in the sale of town lots
and ranching blocks. Many of our citizens are in here to stay and intend to
take up ranching land, of which there is
an abundance in close proximity to
the town.
The saw mill owned and operated by
the Buchanan Mill Co. is very busy.
Many buildings, business and residential,
will be put up here this fall and the mill
will necessarily be run steadily. Besides
the demand in Duncan City they are
contractors for tbe work on the K. & S.
and C. P. R.
Quite a number of miners from the
Slocan are here prospecting and doing
assessment work. A few are now going
out, anticipating tbe Slocan mines to
open soon. Others will stay until sure
of this being the case, then they will go
to return next season, when we expect
to have a few shipping mines of our own
which will give them employment.
Many prospectors are now coming in
from the higher ranges and nearly all
report success in some degree. Much
traveling is on between here and Ferguson, Trout Lake and other points. A
fairly good wagon road lies most of the
way. Jack Carniicluiel, formerly of
Fernie and Brooklyn, has a hotel on this
road which* he calls the Twelve Mile
House. He reports business satisfactory.
F. Harper was down the other day
from hia claims on T creek, off Houser
creek. These claims number five and
are directly opposite to the group owned
by B. Toomey of Kaslo. The samples of
ore which he is showing are decidedly
tine appearing, carrying a good percentage of copper, besides being rich in other
minerals. Mr. Harper, who is an old
CGBUr d'Alener, speaks very highly of
this part of the country, and is enthusiastic over the group he has located.
Idaho people are backing him in the
project.        _
One-half of all the coffee used in the
world is consumed in the United States,
or nearly twice as much as Europe,
which has rive times the population.
Measures are being taken to procure
fire insurance for Dawson.
At the last dog pound sale 12 dogs
were sold at from $5 to $50 each.
There are about 500 head of horses
being used for packing from Dawson to
the mining creeks.
Frank Simons will come out this fall
with $20,000 to the good, the proceeds
from his season's theatrical business.
Street and house numbers are being
put on street corners and buildings
and a citv directory is soon to follow.
Hold-ups are of nightly occurrence
and the police of Dawson seem to be
unable to do anything to check the
A deposit of steel galena ore has been
discovered close to Dawson. The
exact location or extent of the deposit
has not been made public.
Glacier creek, a tributary of Sixty
Mile and reached by trail across from
Dawson, is receiving some attention.
Good pay has been located.
A barber got 10 cents worth of gold
dust from the hair on the head of a customer the other day. It was not deducted from his regular price for a hair
Oranges are from $1 to $4 a dozen in
Dawson; eggs, $1; fresh vegetables, 85c
to 50c per pound; tomatoes, $1 a pound;
hay and oats, 15c and 25c a pound; fresh
meats, 40c to $1 a pound; milk, $1 a
quart; lumber, rongh, $85; dressed, $125
and $135 per thousand.
Bartlett Bros., the old Slocan packers,
are working 90 mules in their different
pack trains out of Dawson, with more
business than they can attend to. This
firm have now contracted $20,000 in
freighting to Gold Run alone, while
$40,000 will hardly cover their contracted work to the different creeks.
Twelve months ago the streets in
Dawson were nearly impassible for
mud, while today there are miles of
good dry roads over which teaming and
hauling is being done without difficulty.
Bridges have been and are being built
over the slough and slabs and sawdust
is laid over the heretofore mud-bogs,
making a first-class road. Dawson is
no longer a swamp but a city as is testified by the many handsome and sub-
stantial buildings erected during the
past summer.
Hill Bros, are busy delivering lumber
for the Wakefield Mines.
Johnny Millard has the morning shift
in a Grand Forks restaurant.
J. M. M. Benedum, accompanied by
Ids bride, lias returned from West Virginia.
,!. K. (lark intends procuring a resi-
dence and bringing his family to New
Mrs Alex Sproat and children have
arrived at Alderson. I. T., where they
will spend the winter.
Charley Haller is foreman at the
Hartney. He was once, a shift-boss in
the Le Hoi atUossland.
A. E. Fauquier will attend the Liberal-Conservative convention at New
Westminster this week.
Mark Manlev has$rone to Boston for a
short time. Ashe has not been East
for 26 years his folks will hardly know
his beeming countenance.
Dixie Husband has purchased the
Headquarters hotel in Rossland and
will no doubt do a larjje business, as he
is well known and popular.
J. Q. McKinnon, formerly half owner
in the Enterprise and well known here,
was married recently in Revelstoke to
Miss C. Walker. Ferguson is the home
of the newly wedded couple.
A Court of Revision will be held at
Kaslo on Nov. 6th for the purpose of
hearing and determining any and all objections against the retention of any
names on the register of voters for the
Slocan riding.
New Denver is certainly destined to be
the business centre of the Slocan Lake
district. Being the government seat,
and having the strongest banking institution in the land and the only one on
the lake, together with its many natural
advantages as a place of residence, and
its close proximity to the surrounding
mines, it is better situated than any
camp in the Slocan to be made the headquarters for the companies operating in
this district. In addition to the several
mining companies' offices already established here, the companies operating the
Champion and Jeanette properties on
Wilson creek, and the Hartney on Silver
mountain, have opened an office in New
Denver this week.	
A. Fowler and Fred Hart have received a contract for work on the California and Clipper, New Denver's long-
developed Silver mountain property.
The upraise from the tunnel on the
California is to be continued, and a tunnel on the Clipper will be driven to tap
the California ledge on that property'
The men went up the hill on Monday
and work will be prosecuted all winter.
Nine men are employed and the force
will be increased as speedily as possible
Fifteen cases of powder and 2,500 feet
of fuse will go up the  hill  this week
with the first order of supplies placed
with local merchants ���Ledge.
Fire at Rossland.
Rossland had a $5,000 fire on Sept. 26.
It started just below the Nickel
Plate flat, south of the Second avenue
bridge. A strong wind was blowing at
tbe time and a general conflagration
was threatened. Prompt action on the
part of the fire brigade and a plentiful
supply of water, however, averted the
disaster. Nine buildings were destroyed in all.      	
The Bosun ships 20 tons of ore this
Tom Lonigan is developing the
Happy Delivery on Silver mountain.
Prospective buyers will take a look at
the Lost Tiger, near New Denver this
Six more men were put on the Queen
Bess this week. The force now numbers
between 35 and 40.
Several carpenters from Nelson and
New Denver are working on the Wakefield concentrator.
The tunnel on the Corncracker, one
of the Fidelity group of claims, near
New Denver, is in over 15t) feet.
The road from the Emily Edith to the
Four Mile creek road has been completed by the contractor, W.C. E. Koch.
"The Noonday Curley Mines, Ltd." is
the style of incorporation of the rich
Slocan property. Its capital stock is
The Northwest Syndicate has five
men doing work on the Lakeview and
Fidelity claims, but none working underground on the Bosun.
Big Deal In Lardeau.
A Chicago syndicate has just paid
$40,000 in cash for a well-known Lardeau property, the Towser. It is the
next location to the famous Silver Cup
mine. The sellers were D. Ferguson,
of Ferguson, and A. J. Knowles, of
Revelstoke, two old-time Lardeau prospectors:        	
Customs Irregularities.
Chief Inspector McMichael of the customs department, Ottawa, has made an
investigation of the accounts at the
Revelstoke customs office, and as a result of the inspection the Revelstoke
collector was suspended for certain irregularities.
There is no "Mine Owners' Association" in the Slocan. "The Silver-Lead
Mines Association" is the proper name.
Love in a cottage sounds very pretty
but coal in the cellar has a more practical ring to it.
The pioneer house of the City
First-Class in every particular
R. Cunning, proprietor.    Sandon THE PAXSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, OCTOBER 7, 1899.
The   Paystreak.
Is issued every Saturday in Sandon, in the heart
of the greatest White Metal camp on earth.
Subscription      - - #2.<��> a year
Strictly in advance.
Address: The Paystreak, Sandon, B.C.
Wm. Macadams.
SANDON. B. C, OCT. 7, 1899.
New Denver Ledge.
The Slocan is not inhabited by outlaws and desperadoes, as some think
in the East. The miners and others
are law-abiding people, and do not
have "a man for breakfast," as was
the custom in some of the early day
mining camps across the line. We
liave been in the Slocan since the
first stake was driven and always
had a gun. Outside of the lower animals we have never seen anything
that needed shooting, except, perhaps, an occasional jackleg editor.
Men do not go around adorned with
an arsenal. The gun cuts no figure
in the settlement of disputes.
The five men who came from Montreal the other day to work at the
Payne must have thought it did, as
each of them packed a Winchester.
They concluded not to work at the
Payne, after arriving in the Slocan.
They must have been imbued with
the idea that the miners in this camp
were a lot of Boers in search of gore!
Such is not the case. The miners in
the Slocan are gentlemen, with few
exceptions. They are desirous of upholding the dignity of labor without
spattering it with blood, and tender-
feet can come into (he camp without
fear of taking lead in a rapid and,
condensed manner.
An important step has been taken
by the Government, says the Toronto
Globe, with the. object to encourage
the smelting of lead and the manufacture of lead in various forms in
Canada. The American tariff admits
lead ore at a duty of one and one half
cents per pound, while the duty on
pig lead and lead bullion is two and
one-eighth cents. In addition to this
discrimination against our smelted
and refined lead, the American government allows these processes to be
performed in bond. Tbe duty on our
pig lead and bullion shuts us out of
the American market. The result is
that, our ore is taken into the United
States, smelted and refined there, and
sent back to Canada, or it and its
products compete with the manufactures of Canada in foreign markets
The question has three aspects���(1)
the smelting of the lead ore, (2) the
refining process, (3) the manufacture
of white lead, red lead and other products from the refined lead. It is believed that the smelting could be
profitably done in Canada but for the
American  discrimination;  and that
the third process would stand a better
chance if it were not for our own duty
the duty which we place, on our own
lead when it comes back to us smelted and refined m the United States.
The remedy that has been applied
is to remove the duty on ores smelted
in Canada and refined in the United
States when they return to this country. This action proceeds upon the
belief that by allowing the Americans
to do the refining, the intermediate
process, we are helping our own
smelting and also those industries
which use refined lead as their basis.
We discriminate in favor of the product of Canadian smelters. We allow the manufacturers of red and
and white lead, etc., to obtain that
product free of duty after having
been refined in the United States.
We use the American refineries as a
convenience to ourselves, as a means
of helping our smelting and other
lead industries. Refining is the one
process which it would be most difficult to perform in Canada; it is, therefore, for the present, thought best to
allow that work to be done on the
other side. It is a simple remedy,
based upon the idea that it is better
to encourage industry by removing
duties than by laying them on.
If a baes drum doesn't make good music it drowns lots of bad.
If a man is wise he never jars a hornet's
nest to find out what is in it.
If you want to know the defects of a
railway, coneult the.man who travels on
a pass.
If you take care of the pennies the
dollars will probably be blown in by your,
If the sun had nothing to do but shine
on the truly good, it wouldn't have toget
npeo early.
If you would know what the wild
waves are saying,etudy the handkerchief
flirtation code.
A Sad Mistake.
A young man whs invited to a party
at a home that had recently been bless:
ed by an addition to the family. With
his best girl he met his hostess at the
door, and after the customary salutation
asked after the welfare of the baby.
The lady was suffering1 from a cold that
had made her deaf, and she supposed
the young man was inquiring after ho
cold. She replied that though she usually had one every summer, this was
the worst Rne ever had: it kept her
awake at nights a good deal at first and
then confined her to her bed Then
noticing that the young man's face was
getting pale, she said that sin; could tell
by his looks that he was going to have
one just like hers and told him he had,
better lie careful.
The Mogul group on Kokanee creek.
owned by J. H. Moran and C. W.Greenlee, has been bonded to Warner Miller's
company for $30,000,  10 per cent. down.
The Loudon Mail calls the Philippines
"the jewel of the far east.'-
What is unionism? Unionism is a law
of nature, implacable as that of gravity
or inertia, and we conform to its requirements quite as spontaneously. It
is in evidence in the relationship of individuals. It is in evidence in the relationship of individuals; the great
union structure we call society being
the result. Ponderous as the structure
is, the world shows no inclination to
stop, but continues to build, rebuild
and add to the pile.
It is well for society this is so. Smaller
unions reach out hands across seas and
continents to grasp these larger ones,
imparting to all a pleasant sense of security. From time to time we hear of
single nations making alliancer. for mu-
tual protection; and these in turn become engrafted in larger combinations
of threes and fours, adding strength to
strength; and now the millions of the
earth applaud with enthusiasm the assembly of the World's Peace Congress,
where the first rudiments of the union
of nations have been enacted. These
larger unions are principally the upper
decoration, the gilded domes giving the
agreeable appearance of blended heau'y
of finish and completeness. These sit
lig-htlv on the more useful and heavier
material beneath, until at the foundation the individual carries each his
share the weight of the entire edifice.
The masses have a multiplicity of
unions. VVe find them sympathetic,
intellectual, fraternal, denominational,
Christian, heathen, epc   All have their
It doesn't make a miller dyspeptic to
bolt his meals.
The fox makes his best time when ne
travels for his health.
The inside of an airship should be <]e.
corated with fly paper.
There is always an ill feeling between
the doctor and the patient.
If people wouldn't bite until they rind
out whether it is bread or stone there
would be iewer dental parlours.
If vou ask a girl to name the prettiest
of her sex present at a social gathering.
she will invariably look embarrassed.
Operating Kaslo A Slocan Railway,
International Navigation >��
Trading Company,
Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard
Passenger  train for Sandon   and
way stations leaves  Kaslo at *:00 a
m. 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.
unions were enaugurated
ous business of the problem of existanee
should be as a matter of course the
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.
m.. daily except Sunday. Returning
uses and all benefit those with whom I leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling
thev are associated bv the interchange I at Balfour, Pilot Bav, Ainsworth and
of ideas, and the friendlv contact en-ial\way points,
courages to affiliate with'other unions,!    Connections with S.   K. �� N. train
to work in concord as one.   To this end,! g f"d  f���n *P��k��ne fttJS* M,,J
?.. .     ���    ,        ,  . .   'Point; also with str.   Alberta to and
among  others,  the   trade  and  labor! from l3onnei,s p���  Idaha
The seri-
Leaves Nelson for Bonner's F�� rry,
,        ,     ,      ���    ���     ii Tuesdavs, Thursdavs and Saturdays
most  important branch  of  unionism, j at 7 a  m> Q(m^L.  wilh  8teaiuer
Yet, strange to think, it is so often International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.
neglecteland even frowned down as|Keturiing leaves Bonner's Ferry at
disreputable. Why is this? Should we 7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays
be so much above our daily occupation | and Sundays connecting with str.
to be ashamed to meet our companions! International tor Kaslo, Lardo and
of toil in cordial helpful  intercourse?  Argenta.    Direct connections made at
; Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern
| Railway for all points east and west.
Steamer International leaves aslo
for Lardo and Arjauti i. 3:15 . m.
Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer
Alberta leaves Kaslo fov Lardo and
Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays
No man with a spark of divinity in his
nature will question the advantage,
right and justice of such assemblage, or
denying it to others, and few do Many,
we fear all too many, are influenced by
the opinions of some of those placed, we
will suppose, in more favorable circumstances. There be those inclined to
sneer at  what they  please to call the
uncouth, yet with such as these, un-  when signalled
Steamers call at principal landings
in both directions, and at other points
ary loss. Uncouth,indeed! What  n , __.       r)0
raw from them the^daTpeTestal uftN Utl?l       UU I. ! Llflu    UU
couth also is the bread of life itself
With such shallow natures and dwarfish
souls as these possess, they do not approve unselfishly of sueh Institutions,
but have the absurd Idea uppermost
that such a combination means to them
pecuniary loss. Uncouth, indeed! What
and, unable to withstand misfortune.
they topple down to assume the *li-u<i^ -
cry of life, more uncouth and miserable
than tbe meanest, more wretched in
their helplessness than the lowest of
the class thev despise as the great unkempt, unbrushed, unwashed.
E. P. Bremner.
New Denver. Oct. 1. 1899.
ickets sol to all point Ca ada
and the United Statas. o ascertain
rates and full information)  address���
Robert Irving, Manager
8. Campbell, Kaslo, K C
Freight and Ticket Agt., Sandon.
i. \v. DAY, Proprietor.
���tfonofaturer of .��li���t
Syphons, fringe] Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc., Etc,
Sandon, B.O.
Patronize homo industry
when vou want the best if
At tiie reception given to the visiting
members of the Canadian Mining Institute recently in Rossland, Hector McRae
delivered the following rosy address on
mining experts:
In my early vearH my parents, who
were strict Presbyterians, taught me to
slum the mining expert, and to avoid as
a pestilence the man who made a study
of rocks and other low-down things for a
living. Shortly after leaving home,
however, it was my misfortune to run
across one Holstein Loken, whom I
looked upon as the greatest geologist of
the age. I knew he was a geologist oe-
cause he always signed that way. This
Holstein was not a grasping geologist,
for all he charged me was $2 a day and
board, and fl.50 for his "rapport," as he
termed it. In the end he came high and
I had to turn him down. I saw, shortly
after, a living star in the form of Henry
(4. Vennon, and followed his advice till
he published an almanack, which disturbed the equanimity of all the farmers
in H townships. As far as Drs. Selwyn
and Hoffman were concerned, they had
my deepest sympathy, as they failed to
get desirous results from tons of rocks I
had brought them from time to time.
A few years ago 1 came out w est, and
found there were others, and for the
benefil of those wbo may be in the dark,
1 have prepared roughly a paper on
wine of the "Men of Today and Yesterday,'- whom 1 have either met or heard
of in my travels.
I used to know Henry well. Worked
with him on theDrum Lummpnd. Had
no technical training, but just raised
from the pick.and .shovel. Had lots of
savvy, and knew how to work the Englishmen. Discovered big copper deposits
a year or two ago in the Yukon,, about
2,850 miles Irom transportation. Guess
he's well fixed and. don't care whether
the school of mines keeps or not.
Ham, Ham Smith, a has-been-He
turned down the Jim Crow group in '79.
She made a mine under Dutch Mike's
management just tbe eame. Got a good
job from the Rothschilds looking over
the Hand. Sent bis pard Perkins in
ftead, and turned down the whole proposition for less than a million. The blow
killed Rothschild. Smith is now living
on a farm in New Hampshire; is consulting engineer to a creamery company,
and Perkins is foreman of a pickle factory at Battersea.
L M. Davis���A Quaker, born and
ediHated in Pennsylvania. Fought un-
der Washington, and after the war was
ended joined the London Exploration
company. Worked $15,000,000 out of
the Callto mine, Venezuela, and then
wenl to Mexico, Australia, etc. Has
examined 1,411 propositions iu 82years
and bought three. Is a bachelor, but
not bigoted. Has ids doubts as to there
hoing any more good mines on earth today.
Rosa R. Brown���Also with the Exploration company, with headquarters in
San Francisco and London. A very
charitable mining expert. Has turned
down many a good mining proposition,
'"it seldom a poor one. Ross thinks the
good ones can  take care  of themselves.
Darlington���Is the man who made it
possible for Oliver Durant to obtain two
cold millions for the Centre Star. Works
for John M. Mackay, and that time for
Louis Janin���Can report on a mine in
three languages. Worked t lie Comstock,
and is now working the Iron Mask.
Louis doesn't have to work real haid
John Hayes Hammond���Why Jack
couldn't get a job as shift boss in the
Mountain Goat twelve years ago. Was
dead strapped. Had to go to South
Africa. Made his pile there, and gets
$120,000, half cash and half shares for
just turning down propositions. Got
interested in Boer affairs, and not being
considered a regular Boer, was run in
and nearly strung up. After promising
never to do it again, he was let off.
Curtis���Him as used to be in the Comstock for the United States Geological
survey Btaff, swiped too much and lost
his job. Saved up enough to buy acheap
excursion ticket to Johannesburg, and ia
now worth millions.
Dr. Rossiter H. Raymond wears a
skull cap and black frock coat. Writes
scientific articles for the papers and
gives expert testimony for revenue purposes only. The doctor is very smooth
goods, I tell you, and lives in the upper
6topes of New York society. They say
that he knows more law than Joe Martin,
Clarence King���His intimate friends,
after paying his fee, are at liberty to call
him "Clarry." He's pretty slick���the
slickest as is made. You should hear
him giving evidence in a mining suit.
He pulls the legs off the judge, with
smiles and Bpecious arguments and
works tbe jury by palmistry. Hedoesn't
know how to work a mine at a profit
himself but gets $25,000 a crack for advising the other men- Nature has made
some serious blunders, which Clarence
has taken years to rectify.
Captain Plummer���Say, he's dead,but
he was the mine manager. Whenever
he had a big proposition to examine and
report on he always acted on Mike
Foley's advice. Mike trot $5 a day and
the company the balance of the mine.
J. B. Hastings���1 guess he's all right
now. Made a 10-strike on the Wat-
Eagle and about 10 shillings a share on
a big block of the stock. Gets more for
bis writings than Kipling. Charges$500
a word for saying "no good."
W. A. Carlyle���He didn't graduate
from the Comstock, or ever played a
nickle in-the-slot machine. Worked for
two years on mines in Colorado. Took a
rest in a McGill college chair for a like
term, and learned his B. A. C.'s in Rossland. Has just accepted a position as
manager of 15,000 Spaniaids In the Rio
Tinto at $2 apiece.
John Mardtnan-Hails from Nova
Scotia,, where they've cods to burn.
Made money there in mining because
there was nothing in tbe rocks but gold,
and gold was always legal lender in
Halifax. Could have made more money
in Spokaneing, but didn't have the
pleasure of O.G.Lftbaree's acquaintance.
Came here three years ago and didn't
like the camp because the ledge reaction
till. Retains his American
lraws ii   big   salary  in
employ  a  first-class
broker  and   put
Spokane  mining
your  money in real
Poker?   Not again, says a writer in
an exchange, who has been through the,
mill.   Atleast, not just  now.    And.
would advise all young men who have
reputations to maketor characters to sustain to avoid the game. If they can hold,
their own and have a desire to find all,
the flaws in alleged friends, why, I say,
play poker.   The lively game of draw
Bhows up a man.    It strikes right at his;
heart and brain, his liver and bowels.,
One who can go through a season with-,
out reproach is a friend   to grapple to
one's soul with hooka of steel.   Never let
him get  away,  for  he  is  about  the
scarcest article in the universe.
No man can play poker in reason and,
with reason unless he is born with a
gold spoon in his mouth and everything
else turns to diamonds. Some of the
closest friends I ever had were exposed
at the poker table, and we do not associate now. 1 found out more about them
in six months at that game than 40 years
would have taught me in any other line,
of "friendship." Poker costs a young
man valuable time, lots of money and
stacks of friends. I use the word
''friends" in a general sense, which
means such chaps aB a young fellow runs
with. One real friend is as much as a,
man can expect. All the others try to;
do him. Damon bad one friend; so had
Pythias, and their friendship is prettier
than anything in the Bible.
I have been through the poker mill.
When my table was ready, the cigars
ready, and your bumble servant ready
to Jose and be banker, my door bell
rang at all hours and my friends were
numerous. They would willingly sit up
with me all night, and sometimes remain
lifted by .friends.,, hung, up, by friends and
had friends come up when in my debt to
"play it off." A case of beer in a sitting
was nothing; a gallon of whiskey a mere
gulp; a box of cigars a mere puff. I
raged as 1 thought of what was wasted
on the crowd that had worked me,.
Reason returned. 1 tore up every card
I had, cast my chips out and Baid, "No
more poker P From that day I have
not touched a card. I am forgetting the
old nightmare of draw. But not one of
the old gang comes near me. Nothing
is to be made at my table. 1 cannot be
Bkinned. So they have no use for me.
They have found pastures new.
A few old friends who did not come
around when we had poker, visit me
frequently now. They are not on the
make. They come to chat and swap lies
in a quiet, gossipy way. 1 am not an
old man. I came to my senses early;
but there are a lot of old fools who pass
the meridian before they discover that
they can't play poker. If 1 could have
won every night I wouldn't care for the
loss of my friends, such as they were;
but to lose them and my money too
clinched the matter with me. I gambled
to win. So does every honest man.
When any one says, "Oh, 1 don't want
to win your money," he lies. Tell him
The house was silent, and the light
Was fading from the western glow:
I read, till tears had dimmed my sight,
Some,letters written long ago.
The voices that have passed away,
The faces that have turned to mold,
Were round me in the room today
And laughed and chatted as of old.
The thoughts that vouth was wont to
The hopes now dead forevermore,
Came from the lines of faded ink
As sweet and earnest as of vore.
was too
citizenship an<
English sovereigns,
as much as McKin-
with me to breakfast.     Yon never saw)
so sacrificing a lot,of fine fellows.   Some   I hM the letters by and dreamed
were hogs; others were swine and still
others were pigs.   Each who reads this
will kpow that I refer to him,    A few
were gentlemen.    My home was turned
into a sty.      They  spat  on   the floor,
wiped their feet  on the table, swilled
beer and guzzled whiskey and bolted
sandwiches or any other eatables that
were in sight.
One night, not long ago, 1 sat up late
thinking about the poker business. It
was hard thinking,   too.     I   had been
The dear dead past to life again;
The present and its purpose seemed
A fading vision full of pain.
Then, with a sudden shout of glee,
The children burst into the room,
Their little faces were to me
As sunrise,in the cloud of gloom.
The world was full of meaning still,
For love will live though loved ones
1 turned upon life's hardened hill
And gloried in the morning skv.
lev gels, and has silk underwear to burn.
Moral-Have nothing to do with nones
or mining.   However, if you must invest
Bolton���What is the difference between a specialist and an ordinary physician?
Colten���You'll know quick enough
when the specialist sends in his bill.
A tombstone always has a good word
for a man when he's down.
"My dear,"observes the cannibal at
lunch, "I shall probably bring a gentleman home with me for dinner."
"Oh, how lovely of you to tell me!"
exclaims the wife. "Will you hare him
boiled or roasted?"
"I see by the newspapers," remarked
Reeder, "that the miners in the Klondike are sending out appeals for wives."
"Is that so?" ejaculated Hennypeck,
in an eager whisper. "They can have
A grave-digger who had buried a
Mr. Button sent the following curious
bill to the widow:
"To making a Button-hole, 3s.
Teacher���Willie, where is the capital
of the United States ?
Willie ^odate���In the trusts.
"And I suppose like a brave soldier
you followed your colors?"
"Yes; whenever there was a battle I
noticed tha', the colors were flying, so I
fled, too."
Oldtimer���Is your married life one
grand sweet song?
Newlywed���Well, since I got a baby
it's more like a grand opera, with loud
calls for the author every night
Mother���Now, Johnnie, I don't want
to ever catch you in that jam closet
Johnnie (sobbing)���And I don't want
you to, neither.
4 Pa, did you know ma long before
you married her?''
"No, my boy, I didn't know her till
long after."
New York has (i,919 acres of public
England consumes ��8,000,<>00 worth
of lish every year.
The height ol the rock of Gibraltar is
1,487 feet.
Cairo has a population of 535,000 people: Alexandria, 274,000,
Clean your child's first teeth and the
second ones will profit.
A society for combatting tuberculosis
has been organized in Chicago
Over one thousand people die of delirium tremens vrevy year in England
During Queen Victoria's reign there
have been seventeen American Presidents.
A woman teacher in Philadelphia retired recently after a service of 58
Covent Gardens have been in the possession of the Bedford family for 800
Within a year nineteen free public
libraries hare been established in Wisconsin.
The official records show that 400
New York City babies have been named
Those people who do not know what a
labor union is, are surprised that the
miners have been able to cope with
every movement of the mine owners in
the slo*.ly dying test of strength that
has been witnessed in the Slocan during
the past threo months. They fail to
realize that the Miners' Union of this
province is only a branch of the Federation of Miners, doing business in every
civilized country where mining is carried
on, and which has as intellectual men at
the head of it as the country can boast
of and wealth enough at its command
to carry any legitimate project through.
They do not realize that the Miners'
Union is a duly incorporated organization of men whose aim is to secure such
legislation as will help the laboring men
and to enforce what they deem to be
their just rights, and who are as much
entitled to the protection of the laws of
the land as any incorporated business
institution in tbe land. The Union is
a business institution. Its members are
men of business, and they must be considered as such. If, through ignorance,
some people misconstrue its aims and
ends, it is no fault of the Miners' Union.
Its members are quiet, industrious, intellectual workmen, who can use the
ballot quite as effectually as any other
individual or body of men, whether
millionaires or simply mine managers.
For these reasons the Miners' Union has
made its presence felt; and for these
reasons it is bound to be a powerful
influence in shaping the future of this
section of the province.���The Ledge.
The Yukon Sun, published at Dawson,
says: Provisions this fall and winter
will not on a whole be high, but, as last
winter, we will get pinched on some
few articles. The supply of bacon is
now nicely under control and we will
pay six bits a pound for this article before the ice moves out of the Yukon in
the year 1900. Butter will a��:ain be on
the list of shorts, while rolled oats and
cornmeal, which can be used for horse-
feed, will find a good stiff price. Flour
can be bought today for 89 per hundred,
tvhile oats costs 820. Horse feed in the
way of grain is now in the hands of a
few and will be nicely covered by the
time navigation closes. What other
articles of grub our enterprising speculators will be able to control it is at this
time impossible to say, but it will In-
safe to conjecture that we will pay an
abnormally high price for some of it
through their manipulations. It is a
well known fact that sugar sold here
last winter and spring from 75c to 81.25
per pound, while there was an ample
supply on hand in warehouses when new
supplies began coming in.
One day   Tommy  accompanied  his
mother on a shopping expedition, and
seeing a large candy man in a confectioner's window, hepaused in front of it
1 with a wistful look; then turning away
' regretfully, said: "Mamma, 1 could lick
i that fellow with both hands tied behind
Mr Gibbs was a commercial traveler
and had gone on a journey to the north.
A few days afterwards the Gibbs household was increased by one���a boy. As
the mother was very ill, the doctor was
requested to write out a telegram informing Gibbs of the addition to his
family, and also his wife's illness, and
asking him to return home as soon as
This was done, and the telegram was
given to the servant to send off. That
intelligent girl, being unable to read,
put the message in her pocket and forgot all about it. The next day Gibbs
paid a flying visit home, and was gratified to find his wife and family going on
nicely. After staying at home a few
hours he took his departure, without
anything having been said about the
telegram, which his wife naturally supposed he had received.
A day or two after he had gone the
servant found the message in her pocket, and after consulting her favorite
polieeman she decided to send it off at
once, without saying a word to anyone
about the delay.
That night Gibbs, returning to his
hotel, was horrified when the following
telegram, bearing that day's date, was
placed in his hand:
"Another addition, a son: your wif*
is very ill, return at once."
"Another!" he gasped. "Great Jupiter! impossible!"
He rushed to the station and took the
next train home, and, dashing into the
house in a state of frenzy, demanded to
know what had happened. The servant
confessed all. The next day there was
a vacancy for an intelligent, honest girl
at Gibb's establishment.
The state of California has produced
from her placer, drift, hydraulic and
quartz mines within the past fifty years,
from 1848 to 1898 inclusive, the enormous sum of $1,869,492,377 in gold. In
1848 the yield was $245,301. For the
four succeeding years the increase in
production of the precious metal in the
state astonished the world. The gold
output in 1819 amounted to $10,151,880,
In 1850 to $41,278,108, in 1851 to $7.">,-
938 232, and in 1852 to 881,291,700, and
the quartz mines of the state which are
now pouring out millions annually
were not yet opened. Though the
yearly output "i-adually decreased after
that the yield never fell below $40,000,-
oou until 1882, when the returns from
the mines amounted toS3s,sr>l,<>t>8. The
decline continued, however, with a few
exceptionally good years, until in mi
the gold production fell to 112,422 811
Since the rich ledges along the Mother
Lode have been adding their quota to
the annual yield the yearly output has
been gradually increasing, though, ow-
ing to annual drought for the past two
years, the gold production has fallen off
The prospects for the present year
are very encouraging, and it is prob-
able that the $20,000,000 mark will he
passed in 1899. There is more activity
in mining in California at present than
for many years. Investors have discovered that deep mining is profitable
in this state and capital is pouring1 in to
develop the great mineral region.
which is yet in a comparatively unex-
ploited state.���S. F. Mining Review.
Much has .)een heard about how capital has been turned away from this section of British Columoia by the inauguration of the eight-hour law. That capital has been withheld from investment
pending the adjustment of the labor
question there is no doubt, hut it has
not been turned away, and with the resumption of work on the big Sloeau
shipping properties there is no doubt
that the influx of capital will come to
snap up the many developing prospects
that promise such rich returns. The
following from the Nelson Tribune teii'ls
to prove this:
"E. Mansfield, who formerly was consulting engineer for the Excelsior Gold
Mines, Ltd���the French company operating the Joker mine���has returned to
Nelson from Europe. He ie now representing a London syndicate with many
thousands of dollars capital which it is
intended to invest in gold-copper properties in British Columbia. Mr. Mansfield says that the confidence in London
mining circles in British Columbia
mines has been steadily increasing. The
nonsense which had been published in
some of the mining reviews and paver?
printed in London, about the eight-hour
legislation need not be regarded as the
view of London mining men. It was a
well-known fact in London that the
eight-hour day in mines was hound to
come, as in Australia and New Zealand.
Some people in the old country thought
that miners' wages ought to come down.
but they did not realize the expense oi
living in this province. In his opinion.
wages would, with prices, fall as the
country was further developed."
Motor milk vans are being used in
Hunter Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries, Dry Goods,
We carry the best lines that money can buy,  and,  baying in large quantities, save you the extra profit,
Sandon      Rossland       Greenwood       Grand Forks The Paystreak.
The East Becoming Educated.
In a recent issue the Toronto Globe
had as a leading editorial a rosy description of the sudden wave of prosperous industry that has swept over
British Columbia, leaving thriving
towns, cities and railways.and building up a new and important province
which, a few years ago, existed only
as a pair of enterprising coast cities.
\ few years ago western mining
n 'ws was read with mild disinterest-
e I curiosity in the east, where now
it is read with avidity,and is eagerly
looked for by those, now in the majority, who hold shares in the rich
'mines of the new province. Big
finds have been struck, miners have
flocked in, and with them came the
commercial growth of the country,
Following their stakes have come the
cities, and each city has its newspa
pcis that will make the country
known. The shipments of ore show
a steady increase, while the payroll
in the various camps is being steadily enlarged. Everywhere industry
and thrift seem to be tbe order of the
day. The east is gradually getting
educated up to the unbounded re-
Bjurces of the west.
Dace Makes a Bond.
David W. Moore, well known in
the Slocan and now connected with
the Trail smelter, has bmded the
Enterprise claim, on the west fork ol
the St. Mary's, East Kootenav, from
Wm. Millican and H. McCool*. The
bond is for $20,000, the payments being spread over one year from next
March. The Enterprise is a most
promising looking claim. Dave has
sent a gang of men in to begin development.
Big Money Producer.
The Ontario mine at Park City,
Utah, which recently resumed operations after a long idleness, has pro
duced $H,000,OJO worth of ore, and
paid $13,000,0J0 in dividends. Forty-
five hundred gallons of water per
minute flow through the lower drain
tunnel, driven at a cost of ��700,000.
The pump in No. 3 shaft, costing
#100,000, has been idle since the tunnel was driven.
Deioeu Prooed Expensice.
Now that the Dewey celebration is
over, experts have begun figuring
the cost.   The railroad officials agree
that there were at least one million
visitors in the city of New York.
Estimates in keeping with these figures show that about #20,010,000 was
spent during the demonstration.
Canada's Growing Time.
The customs revenue of the Dominion for the month of September last is
unprecedented in the history of Canada. It was ��2,bll,<>50, compared
with #2,0SC>,b5l for September of last
year, which was high, or an increase
of $524,998.
That earthquake in the Yukon
probably did no great amount of
harm, government officials having
had the thoughtfulness to carry awav
most of the valuables of the country
a year or so ahead of the shock.
Methodist Church :���
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Kegular services to-morrow at 11
a. m. and 7:30. p m.
Presbyterian Church :���
Divine service will be held in v.i
ginia Hall at 7:30 p. m.    Rev   J. A.
Cleland, Minister.
Certificate of Improvement .
Situate in the Slocan Minir ( Division of Wes.
Kootenay  District.    A\ here  located : On
Payne  Mountain,   a (joining    the   ' Two
.lacks'and   'Thursday Fraction' mineral
claims, in the Slooun Mining Division of
West Kootenay; B C.
Take Notice that I E. M. Sandilands (Certificate No.  B  1875J)  ,ictin<? as  a^ent  for the
Payne Consolidatec" Mining Comp nv, L'miu
ed, Free Miner's Ceitincate No.Bi:1   ���, inU/ad,
sixty days from oate hereof, to  apply  ^o . le
Mining Record'r for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action unde>-
Section 37, must  be commenced  beo'e  i.V>e
issuance of such Certificate of Impiovenr-en s
Dated this twe-ty-first day of Julv, 'f! ���).
E. M. Sandilands,
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in  the Slocan   Mining  Division  oT
West Kootenay District.   Wheie located
On Tributary Creek.
Take Notice  that  I,  H.  B.  Alerander, of
sandon,  B.C., Free  Miners Cerufkvte  No.
:X2S2A, intend, sixty days from the date ben o',
to opply to the Minim; Recorder for a Cer '
ficate of Improvements, for the  purpose o"
obtaining a Crown grant of the ubovecM�� ti.
And further take no-ice that action uni'��. ,���
section  !17,  must   be eommened  be'ore  the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvtmin s
Dated this twenty-ninth day o?Jn'v, IS   .
H. B. Ai.kxandkk.
L L B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Pnblic, Etc.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Ainsworth Mining  Divsion o
West Kootenay District.   Where located :
Qn the Notrh Fork of Kaslo OYceV   adjoi i-
ing the Metlakatta Mint"- 1 Clplm.
Take Notice that I, M. R. W. R ^hbo.-ne,  of
Silverton, B. O, Frr.e Miner's C rt"-c   e No.
85C7 a, intend, sixty days from date horeo", to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Ceriiro   e
of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And furtner take notice that ac."on, um' r
section :'.7,  must be  commenced  heo'e  i e
issuance or such Certificate or Improvemen ��*.
M. R. W. Rathboknk.
Dated this 14th day of July, 18 0.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary ��ublic.
Established J896.
Slocan Mines.
Mining Stocks bought and Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Headquarters for Miners.
Well stocked oar in connection.
First class accommodations.   Board by the
lay or week.
Atlantic Steamship  Ticke's.
to and from European points via Canadian and American lines. Apply
for sailing dates, rates, tickets and
full information to any C. P. Ry
agent, or
C. P. R. Agent, Sandon.
WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.,
Certiflcate of Improvements.
Situate in the Sloc:vn Mining Division of Wes.
Kootenay Distict,   Where loo; u'd: Aboa.
three  miles  from Three   Fo>'-s,  on  t >e
North Fork of Carpenter C ��3k.
Take notice that I, Clus. Moore, of Kp,!o
B. Cretin'? as a^ent fo ��� Chas. S. Ellis, Frte
Miner's Certificate No. !;H77a,   intend, si tv
days from  the date hereof  to  apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Ceriifici-te of I npvove
ments, for the purpose of obtain in �� a Cco��vn
Grant of the above claim.
And further tpfee no 'ce that action, nm'er
sect on .'7,   must   be  coaimeiced  be ore   . e
issuance of suohCertiflcteof Improven-e i ���
Dated this first day of August, If   .
Chas. Moore.
I [Western Federation of Miners ]
Meets every Saturday Evening at  8 o'c'oc ;
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pres, Gko. Smith.
Vice-rres, Howaki* Thomi son.
Fin Sec, W. L. Haui.kh.
Advertise in the Paystreak.
Certiflcate of Improvements.
S'tuate   in   the  Slocan   Mining  D.vision   o.'
We��t Kootenav District,   Wheie'o      ed ���
On the North Slope of  the  South Foiko'
Canx-nter Creek, above the Town of Cody.
Take Notice that  I. J. H.Gray,  acini  p
u^ent for Mrs. L. Hcrens,  Free   M'ersCer   -
ficate No. 84C05 A. Ed. Becker. F. M. C. No. 12    i,
John CildweU, F. M. 0. No. Wfti. F. A. Dever-
eux. F. M. C. No. .V 848 A,C. L. Pr�� .-on, V. M. 0
No 10W*)A, O. T. Stone, F. M. C. No. I     AA ant
J. H. Gray, F.M. C No.  281 *5a,  intend  sixty
days from date hereof to apply to the Mi 0'ug
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvement,,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant o
the above claims.
And further take notine Giat action, under
section !I7.  must  be  commenced   before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated   this  twenty-first day of .Inly, 1899.
Subscribers, tt.OO p r mon h.
Private Patients W.00 per dry, e -
elusive of expense o.' p.iysician or:
surgeon and dru��?s.
J. D. EcLaichmn, President.
W. L. Haoi.kk, Secre .'iy.
Dk.   W.  E.  Gomm, Attendant Physician.
Miss 8. M. ClUBHOLM, Matron.
Grant Ox. Wm. Donahuk, J. V. Maktin,
Wm Gakbijt and P. H. llUBTHY, Ilauar ���
ment Committee.
Optional Routes East From The
First Clas Sleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke,
Daily for St. Paul.   Thursdays for
Montreal and Boston.   Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto
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 cordiallv invited.
W. II. Lilly,
TORONTO itf hrs
NEW YORK 110 hrs
itfi hrs.
5t hi .
-A) hrs
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Daily  to Points  Reached via.
Daily except Sunday to  Points
reached via Rosebery and Slc-
can City.
13:30 k
Lv. sandon Arr.
13:00 k
Tickets Issued  Through  and Baggage Checked  to   Destination.
Agent, Sandon.
A. G. P. Agt.,
Trav. Pass.
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Be sure   that your tic ket  reads via the
i |
It  is  Sometimes   Chequered,   but
Ncoer Dull.
It had been a long seance of "draw"
nnd it looked like the breaking up of
a hard night, when our reporter
dropped in on his way tu breakfast.
It started a,s table stakes, but most ol
the big legal tender had gone where
the woodbine twined), and anything
of value went. "Jimmy Behind the
Deuce," as we will call him for convenience, had not only won all the
chips in the drawer, but had already
called the landlord for a piano, a refrigerator, and a pail* ot Hat irons.
The other players were uniformly out
of luck; and besides having all their
money, "Jimmy" had a mineral
glass, a box receipt, about a pound
and a half of chewing tobacco, and
three odd shoes, The jackpot which
had just been dealt was opened by
"Jimmy," next the dealer, tor $5,
The landlord, who sat next, called it
with a black jack table and a pair ot
curling tongs. *"MikeM put in his
shoes and a Stetson hat; and the
fourth man, who had already lost his
nat, shoes and coat, was taking off
his panto, when the dealer said he
calculated he'd raise, it back about
the size of it by betting hrs "false
teeth. As the argument which followed between 'Jimmy Behind the
Deuce" and the dealer as to the
value of false teeth in a jackpot foreboded no lasting peace, our reporter
moved on doWn the street to attend
to s me un.inislud business in another quarter.
Packers    and    Freighters.
For Sale.
Twenty-one Pack  Mules, 6 Work
Mules, 2  Saddle Horses.     Higging
and Harness may be  arranged for.
\pplv to
T. Graham,
Albert Canyon, 13. C
A Snap Shot
Transceal Output.
The gold output ot the Transvaal
f. r the month of August has been declared by the CI amber of Mines at
Johannesburg at 482,103 oz., which
is a record month. Of this the mint s
in the Witwatersrahd district contributed 450.7U.�� oz., as against 176,911
oz. tor Auuust, 1S'.��S. The balance,
22,39'J oz.. came from the outside dis
triets of the Transvaal, as against
21,374 oz. for August of last year.
Change of< Time.
Manager Whyte, of the C. P. R ,
states thai it lias been practically decided to takeoff the Imperial Limited
for the winter on the 15th. Stops
will be made at all stations by tne
Pacific and Atlantic expresses, and
some of the local trains will bo taken
off. The time on the Kootenay lines
will be changed,
C. P. R. Machinists Strihe.
The strike in the C.P.li. shops on
the western division of the line, from
Port Arthur to the coast, which lias
been impending for sometime, took
place Wednesday morning At nine
o'clock that day the Revelstoke machinists walked out.
Steamer Slocan, which has been
undergoing repairs at Kosebery for
the past three months, will be running again by tbe 15th.
Between the Central Music Hall
and the Slocan News Store, a
lady's belt. Finder will confer a
favor by leaving it at this office.
In spite of the quiet times, the
"Old Time Grocery Firm" of
Laboring Men, Attention!
Beware of ail 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.
Executive Committee,
Sandon Miners' Union.
Hamilton   Watches
.   Is kept busu in selling and shipping goods.
Fine Groceries by the carload arriving and more on the way. Pino
fresh Vegetables of all kinds. Fresh cooking and eating apples from
Ontario and Washington orchards. Car ot Hams and Bacon just in, all
of Swifl A Co.'s tamed brands. Other toothsome delicacies on the Bhelves
and arriving.       Step in see for yourself.
Builders and  Heavy Hardware.
Prospectors Outfits, Picks, Shovels and
Steel. Camp Stoves, Camp Cooking
Utensils.      Powder,  Caps  and   Fuse.
Are the best for HnH Service, lieine
the favorite Railroad Watch of North
Atnerici .lamely taking the place of
other watche- where accurate time ia
required. The Jewels in these Wsteliea
r re Jewels, not imitation, and set in
Cu'i1. The Higher tirmV- have ssi])-
p'>i e l'clle;-. Everything that goe.s to
dm ke the finest TimeKeeper is to 1 e
(band in fchese Watches.
S'vent en -level Graces from :'o to
������'<~> Twenty-one Jewels from lito 81.
Call and see them.
1 r.l->o handle the famous Hamplen
Watch I state <iily facts and can
back up every assertion male.
Jeweller and Optician.
J. R, & D. Cameron,
See our New Goods. The
Latest in Fall Suitings. Wc
Carry the Finest Lines in the
Sioean. Fit, Material and
Workmanship Guaranteed.
The FILBERT CIGAR Store ^SLSJlJ>JlJiJu^^ julpjlpjlpjuuuujl^^
Cigars, . Tobaccos, Pipes,
Smokers' Sundries.
Cards and Chips.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
Donaldson's  Rheumatic  Cure.
It has Cured Others,
It Will Cure You.
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1 Folliott & McMillan. I
Contractors and Builders.
Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
Sash, Doors, Blinds, etc, Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices.
Mine and Dlmonsion Timber always In Stock. Plans, Estimates and
Specifications furnished for all Classes of Building.
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