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The Paystreak Nov 11, 1899

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Mr. Cliffe is spending the week in
the Boundary country.
Miss Mary Stein went to Portland
on a visit last Monday,
J, M. Harris has gone to Virginia
to spend the winter on his plantation.
According to the Vancouver World,
F. A. Wood is spendiug a few days
in Vancouver,
Leander Hanna of Kaslo one of
Lardo-Duncan's mining men, visited
Sandon this week.
John Docksteader of Cody is la'd
up with rheumatism and will spend
a few weeks at the Springs to recouped te.
Duncan MacKenzie went to Seattle
on Tuesday
were transferred to other districts-
There are now over 2000 voters in
the Slocan Ruling of West Kootenay
electoral district.
John Keen was in town vesterdav.
acting in his otticial capacity of Assessor. If all government officials
were aS studious in the performance
ot their duties as John Keen there
would be less heard of the
and spoils" policy. Few
ments will take the risk of removing
a popular official.
The Jackson shipped 41 tons of ore
from Whitewater this'week.
A long tunnel will be commenced
 .....���..,., on the Chicago in the  near   future.
He has been employed I ^ ����� ��'Neil Roes to Spokane shortly
-   ���    '��� on business in connection   with the
A miss-statement appeared in these
columns last week to the effect that
the Madison would be a shipper this
winter, It is not the intention of
the management to do any shipping
until the property is developed.
Operations have been temporily
suspended on the Standard, above
Cody, as the operators
on the construction of the Ruth concentrator for several months.
George Kirk, a miner who was employed at the Silver Bell up to the
time the mine shut down, died very
suddenly at the Miners' Union hospital yesterday,
Win Cullen of Victorfa, a newspaper man formerly with the Victoria (ilobe, paid Sandon a visit on
his way to Nelson on Monday.
A Large Bunch of Accounts Passed.
Agreement Signed for Use
of Fire Hudrants.
are making
,,.,., , , preparations for carrying out an ex-
\V. J.   Bengough s entertainment; tensive plan of systematic develop-
nl be  well  attended.     Bengough ment.   The surface work has proven
>een before  the  public  for 25 mo8t satisfactory and the assays are
\ar .iiul has   never  given   a dull; surprisingly rich.   Cabins are com
' pleted and trails in shape for a good
winter's work
At the council meeting on Monday
evening last the following aceouts
were accepted lor payment:
October Paysheet $520.75
October Salar ies  329.99
Fire Dept Maintenance    16.80
Paystreak      6.90
P.O. Box Rent      3.00
Sandon Cartage Co      2.75
Jno Morgan    14.50
Water & Light Co, (Oct 31).. 115.90
Steam Heat     10.00
Hardware.etc, for Street imp.   28.30
Mining Review (Pamphlets).   50.00
Geo Lovatt    90.15
Blacksmith Work    15 75
J W Balraain    10.00
Folliott & McMillan 145.65
Court House Rent    15.00
Postage & Telegram      4.67
A Osborne      6.00
Miners Union Hospital    33.00
An agreement was submitted by
the Sandon Water & Light Co. for
the renting of tire hydrants, and on
motion of Aid Hunter, seconded by
Aid McDonald was accepted. This
agreement is on the same basis as
the arrangement under which the
hydrants have been rented heretofore.
entertainment yet.
A teacher for the Cody school will
leave, Victoria an Monday. The salary has been raised to ��50 a month
and  the   young   lady   will  lind an
ippieciative communitv and a good
"Johnny" Barnes returned yestcr-
day from his trip to the Coast,'where
he has been having a glorious time
fur the past few days. He sent the
chiysaiithnienis but
Kaslo  went
Toronto on
Thomas Musson
through  on   his  way to
Monday.     There   is   a   persistent
1'unior that 'Tom" has serious intentions of committing matrimony while
'�� the east.
U|M. J.  Krakenburg  has procured
'icense and has imported a large
At a meeting of the American Boy
trustees a few days since it was decided to build 600 feet of tram in the
spring of 19U0 to connect the mine
with the Noble Five tram and concentrator. This will enable the American Boy to send down to the Noble
Five works a large amount of concentrating ore which is on the dumps
didn't send tho and in the stopes. This is expected
j to concentrate about four into one at
a tine shipping value. Recently the
number four tunnel cut the ore body
800 feet below the apex of the vein
and the showing is said to be tour
feet of concentrating ore.
Undesirable but Justifiable.
The Alien
Labor  Laic
Will be En-
stock (if tobaccos for the manufacture
��> cigars in Sandon. He will put an
article on the market that will be a
light to users of the weed.
In reply to a despatch sent by the
Miners' Union, Sir Wilfred Laurier
wires that he would   be pleased to
, have detailed information on which
superintendent Hand of the Payne | tne Government could take action in
enforcing the Alien Labor law. The
tone of his despatch leaves no room
to doubt that the government will
take a strong stand   in   the matter
-leiitant-Colonel Henshaw, piesi-
of the  company   are   on the
Least.   Rumor has it that theii
Blon is In connection with  the
posed attempt to upset the eight-hour' and the importation of foreign labor-
law' ers will be prohibited forthwith.
Mwwa, Lilly, Crawford, Cameron,
gennrd, Duolan and Strcit went to
Kaslo yesterday to attend a Masonic
);lll'l'iet held there last night. Alta
'Cage, of Sandon, will give a "blow-
JW to-night at which several mem-
^I'sfroui Kaslo and New Denver
will he prasent.
At the Court of Revision held in
ivario on Monday last there were 500
��ew names added to the voters' lists.
* ltteen names were struck oft on
account ef death., ov removal and 50
Eoery thing
Eoen the "Dagoes.
One of the Italian gentlemen who
were imported by the Payne to settle
the labor trouble, quit on Wednesday and left the town. He said he
did not like the snow and the wages
were too small anyway. He could
not have been a real "Dago as the
Chief searched him for weapons and
did not find cither a knife or a gun.
It is  in  such   troublous  times as
these that our country needs the aid
and guidance of a lofty mind and a
giant intellect to pilot it through the
shoals of anarchy and chaos.   While
we read in  the  free  and unbiased
utterances   of such    untramm
journals as the Kootcnaian, the Miner and the Mining Review of the
villanous  plots   and    blood-thirsty
schemes of lawless men and reckless
demagogues;   while  the  air rings
with   the  invective  of a   hoodlum
press, and while the amiable mine
manager is threatened with a set of
circumstances that will compel him
te pay better wages  than the coal
mine operators of Pennsylvania, it is
now that the country should have at
its call a man whose Napoleonic pro-
proportions and illuminating wisdom
will raise him above any petty considerations of right or wrong, and
whose unswerving disregard for the
good of all but his employers will put
him beyond the influence of his surroundings.
This is a time in which great men
are made. While capital struggles
with labor and while the political
situation becomes more complicated
than a Chinese puzzle, the very force
of circumstances will bring to the
front leaders and arbitrators whose
inspiring genius will direct the
destinies of the friendless toiler and
champion the cause of the oppressed
and reviled "Dago."
Why should this mild-eyed man
with the sibilant voice and the crummy blankets be barred form the
Slocan ? Why should the meandering Italian be refused his inalienable
privilege to cut men's wages and
luen's throats? Must the descend-
���ents of the great Caesars  be denied
the right to work for sweat-shop pay
because our own citizens ask what
would be a princely income  in the
land of catacombs and Ma ilia riots ?
Will an autocratic government, in its
blind devotion to the iuterests of its
fellow countrymen,   turn  from  our
land forever the prototypes of Brutus;
Will it letuse to allow' the aroma of
macaroni and ''Dago red" to permeate the ozone of this great and glorious Slocan?     What  though   he  is
uncivilized  and  unlearned  in the
ways of the white man, will he  not
work for  13  a  day  and  force the
haughty  Canadian' to   his   level?
Even though his dry goods must be
staked down at night to keep the agile
grey-back from dragging them back
to Seattle, is he not useful as a tool to
spite an  unrelenting   and   uncompromising   government?     Mayhap
there is a murder or two committed
in his leisure hours, but all folks have
their  moments of emotion,   And be
it ever remembered that this gentle
wanderer from  the  sunny  land of
Italy has always  been ihe help of
they who would not be ruled by the
rule that every laborer is worthy of
his hire.
No! No! Fellow citizens, the
"Dago" must be protected, aud the
free and unbiased press must earn its
one hundred and titty dollars.
"While the general public will not
take kindly to the Italian miners,"
the    Mining    Review    will   stand
ever as  a  defender  of these  poor
down-trodden, smallpox-infested degenerates from the land of poverty.
Hail to the arbitrator and the hero!
Glory to Cliffe, the man of the hour !
Long may he reign  as the friend of
the "Da^o" and the Chinaman. May
his subsidized ebullitions ever be a
������������  beacon to all lovers of freedom and
eled J cheap wages.    May the descendents
of Columbus forever regard him as
their friend and benefactor. Though
Sir Wilfred may enforce his alien
labor law, though patriotic statesmen
may legislate for   their   country's
good, Cliffe will stand where he has
always stood, the friend of the gun-
carrying,    stiletto-bearing,     wage-
cutting, "undesirable but justifiable"
Hotc Municipal   Ownership Works
In Nelson.
(Nelson Tribune.)
The revenue of the city for the
month of October for electric light
services -vas in round numbers��1800.
This of couise included some arrears
as well as payment of current rates,
but it gives a fair idea of the profit
which results trom the operation of
the city's lighting system, the
charges for maintenance for the
month being only $188.20. The
lighting of the city is now carried by
five machines, of Which the new alternating machine has 700 lights.
As the capacity of this dynamo is
2000 lights, the city will be enabled
to make a considerable addition to
the present number of services and
incidentally materially increase the
returns without increasing the item
of wages, which constitutes the chief
expenditure under the head of maintenance.
* The Paystreak.
More Than One-Half the Supplu   of
400 Years Has Been Produced in 40 Years.
Washington. Oat. 30.-Of the ��10,-
003,003,003 of gold produced In tho
world since the discovery of America,
more than one-half has been produced
since 1870, and more than one-fourth
since 1835. To put it in other words,
one-half of the gold product ot the
last four hundred years has been produced within forty years, and one-
quarter within fifteen years. The
compilation presents the facts collected by Dr. Adolphe Sootbeer and the
director of the United States mint,
which shows the gold product ot the
world by decades and years since
the discovery of America, and, when
summarized", show that the grand
total of gold production form 1493 to
and including 1830 amounts to #9,-
833,05'.),60). An examination ot the
figures of annual production shows
thut of this amount, ��5,311,855,603,
or considerably more than one-halt,
lias been produced since I860, and
$2,540,260,400, or more than one-
fourth since 1835.
He Otons  A  Million   Acres on the
Pacific Coast.
Minneapolis, Nov. 6.���A special to
the Tribune from Ashland, Wis.,
says: Frederick Weyerhauser of
Chippewa Falls, the greatest lumberman in Wisconsin and Minnesota is
just closing another deal which more
than clinches his title as the most
extensive shipper of logs and lumber
in the world. His litest deal is the
purchase of 1,100,000 acres of timber
lands from the Northern Pacific.
This timber is located on the Pacific
Coast. The price paid is 16,000,000.
This is the greatest timber deal ever
closed by a single individual in the
history of the logging industry. In
speaking of the deal Mr. Weyerhauser says that it is simply an investment. He believes that timber
is bound to advance out in the western country and that he will realize
a handsome profit.
Copper Production.
The demand for copper is almost
unlimited. During the first six
months of 133'.) the output of copper
in the United States reached the total
of 121,137 tons, or an average of 20,-
478 tons per month. The mines of
Europe within the same period have
produced a total of 4)1,630 tons. In
Europe, notwithstanding the bulk
produced since January 1, the entire
stock of copper does not exceed 16.-
030 tons. Within five years the price
of copper has advanced from 10 cents
to 18* and 19 cents per pound. In
1891 copper was produced from the
best mines and delivered at New
York at about eight cents a pound.
To-day the cost of producing and delivery is near to six cents a pound.
The constantly increasing use of
copper in electric devices and appliances of every sort has swelled the
demand for the metal wherever electricity is being introduced. Since
1891 the demand has increased 50 per
cent. Previous to that date there
was an annual increase in production of about 10 per cent., but thence
forward it has averaged a trifle less
than 4 per cent. Meanwhile the demand from abroad has been constantly augmented, and since Jan. 1,
63,420 tons of copper have been ex
ported from America.
Where Joe's Head is Leoel.
In his great speech i Winnipeg
Joe Martin had this to say on the
railway question:
The first matter that came before
Parliament was whether a charter
should be granted in British Columbia to a line which was to be a competitor of the C. P. R., one for which
no bonus was asked. By a large
majority that charter was refused.
If this were a single isolated instance
he would be prepared to forgive the
Government, but it seemed their
policy with regard to other matters
had been in the same direction. The
people at large, who were asking
the Government for lower freight
rates had little to hope for from cither
side in the present House. The opposition was as favorable as the Government to the subsidies to the Rainy
Lake and Dauphin roads. He believed the country, if it furnished the
money to build railways, ought to
own the railways. Railway corporations were a great factor in political
life, and exercised a great influence
upon elections, and even a greater
upon men after they had been elected, and the result is the people suffer.
He (Martin) attached little importance lo the concessions from railway
companies as conditions of their subsidies, such as running powers to
other roads and Government control
of rates, holding that these could not
be enforced, and that there is nothing
to prevent owners of stock from selling out, and that obstacles would be
thrown in the way of any attempt on
the part of the government to reduce
the rates. Mr Sifton had never
been instructed by any Liberal convention in the west to formulate such
a policy. He objected to the Minister
of Interior carrying out a policy
which had never had the approval
of the people in the part of the country which was affected.
Shortly after twelve o'clock next
Monday night the earth is billed to
plunge into a great group ot meteors,
which are supposed to be the remains
of an extinct comet, If the night
happens to be clear a rare show ot
celestial fireworks will be vouchsafed
to those who care to stay out of bed
to see it. At long intervals the earth
and this cometary aggregation come
into contact, restulting in a great
meteoric exhibition. The last one
occurred about thirty years ago, and
the next is timed for about a hundred years hence���which is a long
time to wait.
Never run a crosscut tunnel when
one on the vein can be driven. Follow your vein, and when you have
pay ore stay with it until it is developed. Crosscutting in the neighborhood of the vein is advisable. Good
veins and shoots of ore have frequently been overlooked from neglect to
perform this essential work.
All placer claims in the Kamloops,
Ashcroft, Yale, Similkameen, Vic-
torio, and New Westminster recording districts are laid over until June
1st Those in the Trail Creek district go over until Mav 1st.
E. R. ATHERTON Co., Ltd.
The bargains in our
Windows. This line of
Shoes is just the thing for Winter, to
wear inside of Rubbers and Ooershoes,
The line of $2
All Wool underwear in our windows is just the same as
you haoe always paid $3.00 and $3.c50 a
suit for.
OUR LINE of Rubber Goods is so large
and our Windows
are so small that
we did not undertake to display it.
BUT we have all
sizes and kinds for
Infants, Girls, Boys,
Men and Women,
and a lot of fine
Kurr Rubber boots
(light weight) for
Children and Ladies.
Advertise in the Paystreak.
Many men make a great mistake by
sending east for clothing prices without ever going to a local clothing store to
ask their prices.
We today can and will sell you a suit as
cheap as you can buy it in the east, if you
will give us the opportunity. We have added $2,000.00 worth of clothing to our
stock this fall.
5f|i;HT   COME   TO   SANDON.
i^II{,^,y^     B. C, NOVEMBER 11,   L899.
\, p. Williams, who left Sandon on a
handcar two years ago, is said to be in
clover, according to the Dawson Gleaner:
It says:-
"No. 36 Hillside on the right side of
Hunker creek, was staked and recorded
by the father of A. D. Williams, and the
father proceeded to work it with all the
energy lie possessed. On reaching the
navstreak, he found a veritable nest of
the yellow metal in every pan. iSo rich
wa8 the claim, ih fact, that in three
months Mr. Williams was enabled to
take out *:<5,000 in dust."
The (Ueaner then goes on to state that
A. D. Williams, being a hustler, was
quick to see that No. 36 Hillside, was a
good property, and he immediately set
about securing; a half interest in No. 35
creek claim, uju>er and lower 35, and
then began to lay the ropes for further
acquisitions.   In that vicinity men were
able to take out about all the gold  they
required, and Williams knew this.   The
Gleaner alleges that Williams made his
way to Dawson with all speed, and made
application  to the officials there for a
mile hack, and a mile each way up and
down the stream adjoining tbe Hunker
creek property  No. 35    The officials at
Dawaon could not grant his request, but
Williams was not to l)e deterred.    He
purchased a ticket for Ottawa, and the
rest of the story is told  by the Gleaner,
in the following; words:
Ah! there's the spot for those with u
"pull." By some mysterious influence
Mr. Williams, upon the payment of a
paltry $150 a mile, was granted a "Hydraulic Concession" (cute name isn't it?)
for two miles long ami one mile deep adjoining his already rich g'ouud, on the
 ul vttluu'.ile portion  of this valuable
'concession" of tw* square miles of "hydraulic mining," and for which the government received the paltry sum of $300
What a farce I We are creditably informed by well-pObted people on this
pniperty that one cannot walk over it
without having the gold stick to the soles
of his hoots; yet Mr. Williams is able to
ohtain from the good, kind officials at
Ottawa a princely grant for a measly,
beggarly$300. We do not blame Mr.
Williams for getting what almost everyone knows to i>e most invaluable property, and for gettinur it for three dollars
instead ol three hundred if he could, but
what can !��<��� thought of a government
that will throw away revenues in this
wav'- Is it not fair to ask what potent
influences were used to accomplish this
masterly act? Why isn't the inference
dear that "grease'' in liberal quantities
'|lr'is the wheels? It at least helps move
we machinery. And vet we are "dis-
courteoris aliens'' for exposing just such
JJjfts" as this.    When property 250 by
WO feet can  produce $35,000 in  three
mo"th8, i8 it not imturR| t0 suppose that
*o whole miles of it will show up somo-
""n8enormous?   There's nothing like
Jin?a"Puli,H and t|)e|, the ,V|.aft8���
wine easy.   When a man can buy projective milli������8 for a miserable pittance
W��, at hast tln.t is all that shows on
" Jinnee, he is all right, and Williams
New Denver Ledge.
The management of the Pavne mine
the largest dividend paying" property
in British Columbia, and the best able
of any to employ Canadian workmen at
the standard wage scale, is the first to
go to the states and import scab labor.
The Payne is a Canadian companv, i e.
it is owned largely by Montreal capital
and is incorporated under Canadian
laws, but its management in their desperate efforts to beat down the British
Columbia miner to the level of the serfs
of the coal mining regions, have seen
tit to import scab labor of the lowest
order���Italians. Only two, however,
of those imported have gone to work,
and it is not at all probable that these
men will stay any length of time.
There is not the least cause for excitement in connection with this movement on the part of the Payne management.   The Dominion Alien Act wil
promptly  settle   the  matter  and the
Miners' Union will see  that it is enforced.   It  is   very  evident  that the
mine managers are beaten in the struggle they voluntarily entered into.  The
demand for labor elsewhere has made
it impossible for them to  get  men at
the scale of wages proposed by them,and
every  day   that the struggle is prolonged   their  chances  diminish.    All
during the month of October the mine
managers'association advertised broadcast for men.   Thev succeeded in get-
ting two dagoes, who would be dearer
at $1 a day than Canadian union miners
at 85.     It is deplorable  that  the ore
shipments of the distiict should be so
small when such big things were predicted only a few months ago.   But the
question of wages has ever been one ol
contention between capital and labor
ami must be settled here now.   It does
seem to be folly for the fight to be continued longer, however.     The miners
are better prepared now to carry it to a
successful issue than when it began four
months ago.   On the  other   hand the
cause of the managers has been weakened daily.   They can, of course, keep
their properties closed, but there is no
wisdom in such a policy  when there is
absolutely nothing to be gained by it.
It is a question that can not be materially changed by the importation of
fi handful of dagoes. It ought to be
met in a liberal spirit by the mine man
agers. They undoubtedly put up the
best fight they could, and were beaten.
This they ought to recognize and, like
men of business, get to work.
While the old shippers are not being
worked to the extent of taking out ore
vet all are employing developing forces
ami are getting in better shape to ship
But new shippers are coming in and
employing all the idle miners in the
camp. Thus it will not be long until
the output from the division will soon
be up to the old standard, even if the
old dividend-payers remain closed all
winter���which is not at all probable.
KnJoyi��l>l�� Concert-Social.
The ladles of the Presbyterian church
.rnveone of the  most enjoyable con-
    ��� ,.,������.,  certs in the Bosun Hall Tuesday eve
n ���>�� Possessorshlpol this extraordinary' ning that it has ever been the pleasure
��HShould feel pretty secure for the of a New Denver audience to listen .
���**��� of his life, just \o sit down nnd   It was given in aid of the church build-
JJ"U tow thousands from it as he . ing repair fund and from a flnanca     ^ ^
',V "^ it for pi��� money. (standpoint was a success.     I he pro
gram was a lengthy one and embraced
musical and literary selections by some
of the best local talent, assisted by the
pick of the musical talent of Sandon.
Those taking part from Sandon were:
Mrs. Pitts, Misses Vallance and Ham
mond, Revs. J. A. Ferguson and
J. A. Cleland and Mr. C. Hammond.
The local participants were: Mesdames
Clark, Sherwood and Black, Miss Williamson, Kathleen Delaney, Messrs.
Smitheringale, West, Nelson, Thompson and Davis. The orchestra renaered
two highly appreciated selections. At
the close of the program refreshments
were served.
Last Saturday the first payments on
the bonds of the Merrimac and Marion,
on Silver mountain, amounting to $3,-
900, were paid here, giving assurance
of the well being of this camp.   The
Marion was bonded three months ago
by Toronto capital, through David W.
King, and the Merrimac by the same
parties about a month later.  Since that
time development has proceeded steadily on the Marion.   A tunnel has been
driven 185 feet, with a fine showing of
ore the entire distance.   Several carloads of ore has been taken out and the
reserves  are  sufficient to more  than
meet the  ensuing  payments     J. K.
Clark is now superintendent of both
properties, and he will  have a new
messhouse and other necessary buildings erected at once.   A much larger
force is to be employed and development  rapidly   pushed   ahead.    New
workings are to be commenced on the
lead on the Merrimac, which commands
greater depth on the combined properties, making a most valuable group.
The owners of the two claims are residents of the town, and the circulation
of the bond money will greatly benefit
the place.   Silver mountain will come
to the front bv the continued working
of the properties and the business of the
town assisted and enlarged ���Ledge.
Kim High In Gold.
Total shipped July 1 to Dec. 81,1898,
17,994 tons. January 1st, 1899, to
Nov. 4:
Last Chance  	
Slocan Star	
Ajax ...  ,	
Treasure Vault	
Bed Fox	
Trade Dollar	
Liberty Hill	
American Boy	
Idaho Mines	
Queen Bess	
Wild Goose	
Bell     35
Rambler     40
Great Western	
Emily Edith	
Black Prince	
Total tons.
Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,
International Navigation A
Trading Company,
Fred Williamson arrived here last week
from the new gold camp on Kettle river,
about SO miles in from Fire Valley.
Since the placer excitement wore off,
more attention has been paid to quartz,
and several fine discoveries have been
made. Williamson and his partner,
Doyle, staked a promising group, assays
from which have given $250 in gold. It
bids fair to be a good camp.
Wedding Hells.
Married, at Slocan City, on Thursday
last, by Rev. Mr. McKee, F. Ii. Wright
to Miss Elizabeth MaudRiddell, formerly of this town. Mr. and Mrs. Wright
were met at the dock here by a number
of friends, while en route to the coast for
their honeymoon, and warmly congratulated. Mr.Wright is purser on the Moyie
and was foimerlyon the Wm. Hunter,
while the bride is a sister of Mrs. Capt.
Drowned In Arrow Lake.
Arthur Audy was drowned last week
in Upper Arrow lake, while going by row
boat from St. Leon to Halcyon. Search
was made for the body, which was recovered some days later.   Deceased was
Schedule of Time.    Pacific Standard
Passenger  train for Sandon   and
way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a
m. daily,  returning, leaves Sandon
at 1:15 p.  m.,  arriving at    aslo at
3:55 p. ui.
& 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. m., calling
at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and
all way points.
Connections with S. F. & N. train
to and from Spokane at Five Mile
Point; also with str. Alberta to and
from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.
Le; ves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
at 7 a m., connecting with steamer
International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.
Retur,ling leaves Bonner's Ferry at
7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays
and Sundays, connecting with str.
International tor Kaslo, Lardo and
Argenta. Direct connections made at
Ilonner'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 Oa ada
and the United Statas. To ascertain
rates and full information,  address-
Robert Irving, Manager.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.
Freight and Ticket Agt., Sandon. THE PAYSTKKAK. SANDON, K. C, NOVEMBER tl, 1899.
The   Paystreak,
Is Issued every Saturday In Sandon, In the heart
of the greatest White Metal camp on earth.
Subscription      - ...      #2.00 a year
Strictly in advance.
Address: The Paystrkak, Sandon, B.C.
Wm. Macadams.
SANDON. B. C. NOV. 11,  1899.
Dr. Smith, just married at Atlantic
City, Ga., is 123 years. Such a shock
ought to kill a man of his age, and
cause him to fill an early grave.
Lieut.-Colonel Henshaw, of the
Payne, arrived in the Slocan last
week. He probably came to command the Italian brigade in the fight
against organized labor.
It is against the law in Prince Edward Island to treat anyone to liquor
in a tavern. If that was the law in
this province most of the inhabitants
would be broke paying fines. The
Dutch treat is not in place in B. C.
A perusal of the report ot the recent
directors' meeting of the Rambler-
Cariboo mine, published in these columns, wi,ll be good medicine for the
non-managing mine managers. The
slab of an old sawlog can manage a
mine that isn't working, but it requires brains to brings a. property out
as successfully as the Rambler has
been,  '
The Socialist who has got ten cents
is very willing that everything on
this earth should be so divided that
each of us will have the sameamount.
The Socialist who has a million dollars and is willing to divide it equally
with his fellows has not yet been
found. If he is ever found it will be
after lunacy has clouded his avarice
and reason.
A liquor firm in India sends up a
balloon to advertise their business.
When it is going up they attach flasks
of their whiskey to small parachutes
and let them drop gently totheground.
We have heard of whiskey furnish*
ing skates, but here is an instance
where the yellow agitator has wings.
What a time the hoboes must have
out thare catching their boozerino on
the fly. ______
Working in the copper mines of
upper Michigan there are 13,561
miners. There would be many more
if they could be procured- With
miners in that and other camps in
such demand there is not much chance
of the Slocan mines getting all the
men they would employ eyen at $3,50
a shift. If the great demand for lator
continues wages are more likely to
rise than fall.
weary with the fatness of things.
Thus it is that the sucker swallows
the bait and becomes a nonentity,
while the shark keeps on swelling
until his scales will hardly tit him.
Spokane is the Monte Carlo of the
we t. Some of, its gambling houses
employ 50 dealers,. The passion for
chance has a firm hold on th6 working men of that city. The delusion
causes many of them to go ragged and
hungry   while  the  gamblers grow
The constant cry in the mining
sections of this province is for capital.
The wail goes up from every camp,
and it constantly says England. Why
should we always look to Britain for
money in mining? The English investor will not as a rule take any
chances. He wants to see more in
sight than he is willing to pay for.
Why not look for. more investors in
our own country? Depend more on
ourselves and less on people in lands
across the sea, arid we will have
more wealth in this beautiful Canada
of ours.
I - ' '
New Denver Ledge.
America at one' time was peopled
with Indians. The white man came
and took tteir land, and cleaned out
the redskin with rum, bullets and
syphilis. About 250 years ago French
and Dutch people settled in South
Africa. : Their descendants are called
Boers. The Boer had trouble with
the English about 100 years back and
had to roll fiis'blankets and hit the
trail for a new camp. They crossed
the Vaa.l, killing on the way in 6,000
lions. In what is now called the
Transvaal they felt secure from John
Bull, and they would hive been if
they had not found gold. They
fought and subdued the wild natives
and animals and built up a. little
world of their own. The discovery
of gold and diamonds brought thousands of foreigners, principally English, to the , country. 1 he Boer's
style of running their government did
not suit the Johnnie-corae-latelies.
They wanted to run the country, and
through the power of capital they
have succeeded in filling the land
with red-coats. This means that the
Boer will soon be a  back-number.
The Boer may be brave but he
cannot beat the game when all England, part of Camida and Australia,
and the pray ere of Toronto parsons
are against him! This combination
would beat the devil. ' The Boer also
packs a bible and prays to God for
assistance. This will avail him
nothing. God is always on the side
that has the most men and the greatest number of guns.
There is nothing new about this
war. The Boer settled the country,
subdued the natives and made it valuable. ^ The English will now subdue the Boer and make the countrv
more valuable through the power of
gold, backed by men in bright
clothes'who are willing to bayonet
human* beings for 40 cent a day and
the chance to get a piece of metal
with VC stamped on it. Verily, gentle reader, this is a hot universe we
are living on.
When  pa   firs'  et tabasco sauce���I'm
sniilin' 'bout it yet,
Although his subsekent remarks I always shall regret���
We'd come to town to see the sights,an'
pa remarked to me:
"We'll eat at a bongtonghotel an'sling
some style," says he.
An' then he sorter cast his eye among
the plates an'all,
An' says, "That ketchup must be good,
tho bottle is so small;"'
An' then he took a piece o' meat an'
covered it quite thick,
When pa first et tabasco sauce an' rose
to make his kick.
It all comes back so plain to me; I rick-
i ollect it well;
I He just was talkin' mild an' calm, an
then he give a yell
! An' tried to cave the ceilin' by buttin'
with his head.
"Er-hooh!    Er hooh!     Fire!    Murder!
Hooh!' I can't tell all he said,
But when they heard bis heated words
six women lef the room,
An' said such language iii led their souls
with shame, ah also gloom;
But pa, he only gurgled some, an' then
he yelled again,
When firs' he et tobasco sauce, an' told
about it then.
We laid him out upon a board an' fanned him quite a while,
An' pa, he sort o' gasped at first an'
then he tried to smile,
An' says: "Just heat a poker now, an'
: run it down my neck;
I want to cool off gradual; it's better, I
ex peck.'",
But when he got me out o' doors, he
says: "I want to yet
That there blame ketchup recipe an'
learn jus" how it's het.
So I can try ir on the boys when you
an' me git liiim.
Till they, trie, think  the condiment is
mixed with Kingdom Come "
Professor Le Neve Foster gives the
following statistics iu rega'rd to the
principal metals in use today:
Gold, which is the most precious, if
not the most useful, comes in great part
from South Africa, which this year exceeded the United States in its production. These two countries, with Australia, give*each about a fifth of the total production, Russia coming next
with a tenth of the fot;il.
In iron, the United States takes first
place, followed by Kngftthd and Germany; then comes Spain. Luxemburg.
Fiance, Russia and Austria.
Spain leads in the production of lead,
the output being double that of Germany, but the United States is only
slightly behind.
As for silver, the United States holds
first place, followed closelv bv Mexico
Australia, Bolivia and Germany f&nb
next, with a conjoint production about
equal to tho United States.
The Malayan peninsula produ^s
much the larger part of tin. since it
gives two-thirds of the total amount.and
with other British possessions thebro-
duction is three-fourths of the whole.
In zinc, Germany loads, followed by
the United States.
Spain leads in the production of mer-
cury or quicksilver.
The De Beers diamond mine in Smith
Africa paid $7,087,800 iu dividends j���
In .July of the present year the Australian mining companies distributed in
dividends fSBS/ifW, or about $1,688,280.
Last year the gold output of Australia
was g'52,214,480.
It is estimated that six thousand
stamps crush 8:):);000 tens of ore, which
yields 160,000 ounces of gold, each
month in the Transvaal. These mines
have been developed by European and
American capital.
According to the Auckland Herald
bullion to the value of ��51,893 15s, or
���?'59,4'i8, was taken from the mines of
the Hauraki Peninsula in August, For
the same mouth New Zealand exported
gold to the value of $98,287, or $491,185.
Tim Crow's Nest Coal Co. are sending
out about nine carloads of coal a day
from their mine at Fernitj and are supplying 9,000 tons of ore per month, he-
sides their domestic orders, (hie hundred and eight coke ovens are now in
operation, and it is expected thai ID.)
more will he completed by the time tho
bad weather sets in. The company is
building a big coal bin at Fernie. near
the ovens About 751,000 feet of lumber will be used in it.
The commissioners in charge of tho
Colorado gold exhibit at the Paris exposition have decided to send a solid
gfrtld nugget miniature of Pikes Teak
at $l,0QjQ,QPO value. As a ton of gold is
worth $602,828,60,rhonugget will weigh
about 12 3 tons. It will reach New
York under guard in a special ear', and
thence the government will convey H
to Paris. The exposition commissioners
lirtve guaranteed its safe return. The
ore of the nugget represent! nearly al'
the big producers of the state, the
< "ripple Creek mines being in the first
In the San Francisco schools .Japanese
children are not segregated ontheat-
tendance rolls, but are classed same as
Hunter Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries, Dry Goods,
We carry the best lines that money can buy,  and,   buying in large qnantl-
ties, save you the extra profit,
Sandon       Rossland        Greenwood       Grand Forks
The pipes have arrived for the extension of the waterworks system.
Harry Wright has been appointed
mining recorder at Nelson, vice I). Me-
Beath, resigned.
A most enjoyable surprise party was
tendered N.CDingman at hie residence,
Sixth street, on Saturday night.
���lames M Bulger, the C P. 11 shipwright, was married on Monday, at
Nelson, to Mrs. L. M. Jameson.
Several parties from here will be present next Sunday at the opening of the
new Presbyterian church at Sandon.
The Conservatives of the Slocan are
endeavoring to get Sir Charles Tupper to
give an address while on his western
Alex Sproat returned Sunday from
an extended trip to Spokane and into
the Boundary country, reporting business brisk in all the camps visited
New Denver will in all likelihood be
represented in the second Canadian
South African contingent. Officer L.
R Forbes has made application to be
admitted to the volunteer corps.
Joo Brandon, while riding on horse-
hack along the road from the Galena
Farm was knocked off his horse l>y a
fallen telephone wire and injured about
the head. Ho has sued the owners of
the Galena Farm for $5,000 damages.
There is urgent need that a set of fire
wardens be appointed in this town, as
there are none at present. And when
appointed, thev ehonlij see to it that
their requests are carried out. New
Denver has a high record in the insurance world and it must lie kept to.
m^^^B^���^". ����,
There is more activity on Ten Mile
this month than has been noticed for
many moons. Around the Enterprise
mine things are being put in shape to
accommodate a much larger force of
men than has yet been worked in the
mine and there is no doubt but that
operations will he resumed this winter.
Additional bunk house room is being
erected for earh
. .......  uvvupaiicy.    Around
Aylwin there are more men employed,
and, generally speaking, that section is
experiencing a gradual revival.
Local merchants report business to be
very good.
Kelly, the packer, has almost completed the packing in of the 15 tons of
supplies to Camp Mansfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Felt returned Monday
night from Victoria, where the latter has
been visiting for the past month or so.
Dr. Robert Klliot, of London, Ont.,
arrived here Monday, to take up his permanent residence. Slocan City has been
without a physician for over a year, and
Dr. Elliot will no doabt enjoy a good
Annual   Meeting Held  Hi   Kaslo   and
Dividend   Declared.
Feu: mi ii are working on the Chicago,
near Sandon.
Lumber ison the ground for the new
I'llilijijigs at the Bosun.
It is estimated the  American Boy has
1540,000 worth of ore in sight.
^ The I>gal Tender No. ^situated below
��� locan  City,  ia applying for  a   crown
"J��l"' A. Turner and II. Nixon will
''"vein,, tiie Freddy adjoining the
Surveyors Drewry A Twigg have com-
I'Ned the survey of the  Bosun-Fidelitv
A new ore chute has been Opened up
0,1 the Cnpelln that has verv promising
R��rface indications.
''��� Fraser, employed at the Wakeliel 1
^"centmtOr-, fractured one of his ribs
'"St week hy a nasty fall.
T,,e Queen Bess will drive its new
compressor   ,,Iant  wit|)   watef r<
limed from Howson creek.
ine Adlai, upon which  steady devel-
Pment is being done, expects   to be
J'PPing  from   Adlai    Landing   before
man.v months are over.
t|,,r""k w��<Pon has secured control of
* Kiwtler and Rockland elaims.on Red
0,lnti"H.   A force of men will develop
110 Property during the winter.
J1"'Miners'Union  to be  formed in
�� "enver will have a membership of
nnJ?8t3B to start with.     Already that
hear t**   ��n tJie ,ifit with many more to
The stockholders' statutory meeting of
the   Rambler-Cariboo Mines, Ltd., was
held ��t'the head office of the company
at Kaslo, on  Thursday last.   Over 900,-
000 shares were represented in person or
by proxy.   The company's stock  is 1,-
250,000 shares, of which 1,050,000 are issued ami 200,000 remain in the treasury.
The  retiring  board  ol* directors  was
able to make a report of  the most gratifying nature  to the stockholders.    The
extensive   development  carried   on  by
them for  months  past has  resulted  in
bringing into sight  large ore  reserves,
and has put the mine into shape to ship
and to  pay   regular  monthly dividends
for a long time; and at the same time to
enable them to carry on active development work, so that the ore reserves may
be continually  increasing and  kept in
advance of shipments by at least three
years, as is now the case.
The stockholders ex pressed their great
satisfaction with the board's report, and
that the mine was in such a splendid position as to pay continuous and heavy
The following were unanimously elected directors for the ensuing year: J. B.
McArthur, Columbia; A. Cool ridge, Colfax, Wash ; J. J. Humphrey, Spokane;
A. F. McClaine, Taeoma; \V. H. Adams,
Kaslo; W. Chaplin, St. Catherines; and
Bernard McDonald, Montreal.
The board has been greatly strengthened in Eastern Canada by the acquis!.
tion of Messrs. Chaplin and McDonald.
Mr. Chaplin is a wealthy manufacturer
and is looked upon as an able and experienced business man of undoubted integrity ali over Ontario. Bernard McDonald is well known in Montreal and
British Columbia as one of the ablest
mining engineers and experts in the
The newly elected directors met and
appointed the following officers for the
ensuing terms President, J. B. McArthur; vice ��president, A. F\ McClaine;
secretary-treasurer and manager, W. H.
The directors ordered  payment of a
dividend of one per cent per share On
the issued capital of the company, payable on December 1 next. The amount
will be $10,500.
The management has made a discovery
of the greatest importance in tbe mine.
As a result of recent working they find
that by extending one of tlielr tunnels' a
distance of about25 feet, they will strike
what is known as the King ore chute in
the Cariboo ground at a depth of about
BOO feet, and if ore is found there, as it
no doubt will be, the ore reserves in the
mine will be probably doubled.
Their raise will be completed in two
weeks, when they will inciease their
force to 50 men, most of them working
on ore. The ore ia of a high grade, several of the shipments netting the company $2,500 to the car.
The Rambler-Cariboo is not now and
never has been affected by the prevailing
labor troubles. The mine has been
worked on business principles,' and the
management has never considered $3.50
for eight hours'' work too much under
the circumstances.
The property has been strictly a
"grass root" mine, developed from the
proceeds of its own production, and paying dividends, too.
 ��� ;���r������t���""   ���
Le Hoi's Big Payroll.
There are now employed at the lie Roi
mine 370 men, and the payroll of the
mine amounts to $1,200 a day, or $35,000
per month.    An enormous amount of
development has lately been completed,
and by tbe first of the year tbe mine will
be in thoroughly good shape.   The cost
of mining is being steadily reduced.   As
shown by the September statement, the
average value of the ore handled has been
cut down to Iese than $13 per ton.   That
the diminution in  values is more than
counterbalanced by the tonnage of the
mine is proven by the recent dividend of
a  quarter  of a    million dollars,    and
in the increase in  the shipments of the
mine to 400 tons daily.   In  places the
ore chutes in the Le Roi are 50 feet wide
nnd they are sloped to the full width.
Shipments from the old dump have been
delayed pending the arrival of the new
been made in the drift from the main
shaft. The Stevenson concentrator is
running steadily, treating ore from tbe
Little Phil and Tariff mines. Three
shifts are working steadily on the long
tunnel on the Highlander, which is being rim to tap the Little Phil and Albion
ledges. It is now in about 300 feet and
will be driven 2,000 feet. Ore is being
hoisted from tbe No. 2 shaft on the Star,
while ore is also coming in at the No. 1
shaft. The first shipment is being made
by the Tamarac.
i ;   i<      | ���
A Unique Record.
Sam Adler, who crossed Thompson
river on his way down from Cariboo 40
yearpago this- fall, having gone up via
Lilldoet and the Fraser/'spent a night in
town; this week. Mr. Adler haa, within
the past two years, visited Atlin, Dawson
and f)he Northwest generally. He has
don��! probably what no other man alive
ever did. Forty years ago he. rocked-Out
of Cariboo the gold to make a wedding
ring for the lady he afterwards married.
Twenty years later, in Granite creek, he
rocked out the gold that was made into
his daughter's wedding ring. Thia season, at Atlin, he again set to work with
a rocker and rocked out enough gold to
make a wedding ring tor, his grand
daughter and presented it to her at her
recent marriage. Can anyone equal this
record?���Ashcroft Journal. .  ,.  .
A guy rope is not, perhaps, untortir-
nately, intended to assist the demise of
a particularly objectionable class of in-
Recently a ship of only 2,500 tons carried from Para, Brazil, to New York, a
cargo of rubber which was insured for
During the fiscal year of 1807-8 the
United States sold $29,000 worth of
typewriters in Mexico and $18,000 worth
in Argentina.
M. W. DAY. Proprietor.
Ainsworth is Lively.
Much activity is being displayed at
Ainsworth and considerable work is being done on a number of claims. On the
No. 1 a rich strike of high grade ore has
.    Manufaturer of all 1
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc., Etc.
Sandon, B.O.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
With the permission of James Young,
the Reservation Poet, we reproduce the
following, which faithfully portrays a
scene of nightly occurrence in Republic,
and will be appreciated by everyone understanding the circumstances and knowing the people it describes :���
Two men live in Republic;
When they meet they have a rub,
For to see who wears the medal
Of the Social Liars' Club.
They meet most every evening
At the Montana faro game,
When Hank Bloom will spin a yarn or
While dealing off the same.
Curley Robinson, his old time pard,
Sits in the lookout chair,
And between the two they tell of tales
That would raise a dead man's hair.
Of early days ont in the west,
Of Indians fierce and wild.
They talk in an unassuming way,
Just like a simple child.
Hank was a buffalo hunter,
While Curley was a scout;
For diversion one dealt faro,
While the other was look-out.
The buffalo they used to kill
Would size up to the moon;
The credit for the most of them
Is taken by Hank Bloom.
The rounders, they would congregate
About, like human flies,
To hear Hank Bloom and Curley
Verify each other's lies.
"Those were happy days, old pard,'*
(And Hank wiped away a tear)
"When we used to chase the Indians,
And of squaws we had no fear."
Tbe buffalo, the antelope,
And chas'd the poor squaw, too.1'
They talked of times they used to have
When out upon a lark;
They told of all the wonders
Of the famous National Park.
Of Fort Beaufort and of Benton,
They always laved to tell;
The wild timet they used to have
When young and full of	
Hank Bloom has the mark of battle,
Received from mother-in-law;
While Curley Bears the noble scars
Left there by gentle squaw.
Twin relics of a generous past,
They try to keep in line;
Hank Bloom and Curley Robinson,
Pioneers of Forty-nine.
One sitting in the dealer's chair,
The other as look-out-
Hank Bloom, the mighty hunter,
Handseme Curley, Custer's scout.
I love to sit at evening,
By the fireside's bright flames,
And listen to these���liars.
Adios���from Truthful James.
Sweet Oil For the Toilet.
Did you ever suffer torment from a shoe
tight in one spot? Here is u remedy for it:
Apply sweet oil to tho stocking where tbe
rub comes. It is better than applying it
to the boot, because it softens the inside of
tbe boot where it is needed instead of the
Sweet oil Is an excellent household companion.   It heals burns and bruises.   Used
in tbe form of baths it feeds tho skin, prevents colds and gives flexibility  to tbe
i femsoles.
Delicate people derive tbe greatest benefit from being rubbed with olive oil, and
for fragile children it is invaluable, espe-
tially when there is any tendency to weakness of the chest.
A soft corn can be cured by placing m
tuft of cotton wool, saturated with olive
oil, between the toes and renewing it every day. The corn will very soon disappear.
When the bair Is dry and brittle and
easily breaks off when brushed, a little
olive oil well rubbed into tbe scalp every
Dight will give nutriment to tbe hair
glands and strengthen and increase the
growth.���flew York Press.
carrying low grade ore that will not pay
more than 12 a ton over the cost of production. The Slocan mines require few
men and very little machinery, and are
among the cheapest mines in existance
to work. The mines of the Boundarv
sa?d Curie chanpPd 8ince then*" country require large forces of men and
"DudesahaveU8tepped into our place; ex^nsive plants of costly machinery,
Games were run upon the square then,  and  are exPemiive  to   operate.   The
All they deal you now is brace. Slocan mines have been  closed down
for four months because the managers
There is a vast difference in mining
in the Slocan and mining in the Boundary country. Here the ledges are
small, carrying paychutesof high grade
ore that pays on an average $50 a ton
�����o�� ���~a -w~ *.u ..��,.. ��� I """����� "> ����� ue uoservea: isot all ulants
over and above the cost of mining In under all circumstances, nor, Indeed the
the Boundary the ledges are verv large  aame ni��nta nnAm. hut..-.,.,. ���4_��� _��_'_...
Watering Honae Plants.
I am satisfied that not 1 person In 20 Is
���ware that too much water is more dangerous to tho plants than too little. Some
gardeners seem to have the idea that to
take a watering pot in hand to supply the
needs of plants is an easy duty, aud that
to give a dash here and to soak tho soil
there is all there is to the matter. One
thing is to be observed: Not all plants
"No more well see exciting days,
Of plains with Indians slain;
No more we'll chase thegaychipmonk,
Or guide the wagon train.
"The wild times that we used to have
Upon Montana's plains;
The daringdeeds, hairbreadth escapes,
The big stiff faro games.". \>
"Do you remember, Curley,
���'Twas on the old Big Horn���
We used to kill an Indian
For breakfast every morn?"
"Do I?" answered Curley,
Giving his mustache a pull,
" 'Twas the time that I played poker
With John Gall and Sitting Bull."
"The very time!" said Hank.
"Do you recollect that squaw
That you won from Sitting Bull,
And became his brother-in-law?"
"She wasabeauty," murmured Curley,
"Her pet name was Dirty Shirt;
1 loved her with devotion,
But alas, she done me dirt.
"Tell about that buffalo hunt, Hank,
And tbe bull that I found dead,
That you killed���and when I skinned
Found ten pounds of solid lead.
"Talk about your buffalo,
You may believe me or may not,
But 1 fed five thousand people
On the one that Hank Bloom shot.
"The buffalo were so plenty then
(1 can prove this by Hank Bloom).
We used to have to climb a tree,
tor on earth there was no room.
"Along the scenic old Missouri,
Camped upon the mossy bank,
I used to hunt for wild meat,
Along with my pard, Hank.
"We used to chase the redskin,
As o'er the plain they flew;
refused to pay the few (comparatively
miners they would employ $3.50 a day.
The Boundary mines have been working large forces steadily,   putting in
great plants of   mining   machinery,
building towns and developing the district, becaueetke managers were will
ing to pay $8.90 a day to miners.   The
mines of the Slocan have paid divi
dends aggregating $2,790,000 and are in
a position now to pay almost as much
annually, whereas the mines of Bound
ary have not yet paid any dividend*
and do not know what they will be able
to do in the future.   For these reasons
the mines of the Boundary can afford to
pay $3 50 a day to miners, and the mines
of the Slocan can not afford to pay $3.50
a day to miners. The Slocan managers
have earned dividends enough and^the
question that confronts them is not "how
to make money  for our shareholders
and aid in developing the countrv," but
rather "how can we force down the wa��-e
scale."���The Ledge.
RoHHlaiul'H Shipments.
same plants under different circumstances
require the same amount of water.    It is
necessary, therefore, to study the nature
and habits of kinds so that each may be
treated according to its needs   A vigorous
blooming plant, say a luchsia or geranium,
might be said to represent the maximum
need of water.    1 he same w hen m a state
of rest, in cool, damp weather, the minimum requirement as to this     Therefore,
to give exactly tbe same quantity of water
in both conditions named would bo to
cause harm  by net giving enough water
to some and too much to others   One safe
rule is to wait until  the bull of earth begins to get rather dry, and then  to givo
enough water to moisten the si>il through
and through.    Then do not water again
until tho former stale of dryness is reached
be that time six hours or six days.���Vick's
Plgt M Life Savers.
To think of pigs as life savers seems Impossible, yet some pigs ou a vessel wrecked
on tho coast of Australia have proved that
pigs, in an emergency, can rise to the level
of the heroes in tbe animal world. The
vessel went ashore on some rocks 150 yards-
from tho shore. On board were some sol
diers of Australia who were returning
from England, where they had beon taking
part In the rueen s jubilee Australia, as
you know, \? oiio of the English colonies.
There were no rockets on the ship, when
it went on the rocks, to lie used to attract
attention from shore.    The sua was calm
The returns of the port of Nelson for
the month of October, according to the
Tribune, show that the exports of the
district have kept pace with the imports, the gain in each Instance being
over 100 per cent, as compared with the
corresponding month in 1898 For the
month just closed the gross value of the
exports was $83,405, of which all save
$1,910 worth of manufactures represented the value of the mineral ex-
ports. The bulk of this was copper
matte and bullion from the Hall Mines
smelter, valued at $51,095. The gold
bullion exports were valued at $27,560;
the balance being made up of 710 tons
of coke, valued at $2,857, and 21 tons of
coal, valued at $13.
Canadian Inventors.
Below will lie found a list or patents
recently granted by the Canadian gov-
eminent  through   Messrs.   Marion   &
Marion' solicitors of patents. New York
Life  building,   Montreal:���14,223,   D,
Prince, St. Gregoive .drain ditching plow ;
64,209, D. Campbell and  R. Trurapoiirl
Thornhill, Man., straw  burning stove;
04,294,  H.  A.  Fraser,  Ham iota, Man.,
combined stump and scrub pulling machine; 64,295, Messrs.Cliff and Wardlaw,
Dundas, automatic  water supply device
for acetylene gas apparatus; 64,352, A.
Thompson, Douglas, Man., weeding machine; 64,420, li. G. Lambert, Katevale,
combination tool;  64,429, J. A. Fair-
ehaud, Montreal,  acetylene gas generator.
Improvement* at theVouh star.
The North Star mine, Fast Kootenay,
| has just let a contract for a double wire
rope tramway, which  is  t<> cover ii -Ii-
lance of 6,000 feet, for tbe purpose of
handling the ore.    A water  power phmt
la also to lie installed,  the power to he
obtained from a creek about two miles
away.   This will give  170 horse power,
which is ample for present requirements.
The North Star is ready  to ship ore so
soon as the C.P.R is in a position to
handle it.   There is upwards of 40.0(H)
tons of ore in sight in tbe stopeB, a conservative estimate of its value being $1,-
N��w Noble Five Company.
The ore shipments from Rossland for
the eight days ending on Saturday last
were 6,218 tons, and bring the total production of the camp since January 1 to
144,700 tons. The shipments for the
eight days were: Le Roi, 2,688; War
Eagle, 2,370; Centre Star, 870; Iron
Mask, 270; Virginia, 20; total, 6,218
Hill Rros., who are operating the sawmill at the head of tbe lake, report a
most encouraging business, with fresh
orders coming in.
Tbe Dunsmuirs, of Victoria, who own
a controlling interest in  tbe Noble Five
--- .���.. ~���    ,������ ^was cam,   gr00p��  have decreed  that the old com-
tbat night.    The pigs were thrown over- M,any- with  all  its  mistakes, shall pass
STrSitaSJ1?- ��r 8l��!!al Hnos attache��   'Hit of existence, which is to he done  at
to their hind legs.    They swam ashore,    the meeting at Cody  on Tuesday next.
and of course attracted theattontlon of the
life saving station men, who then saw the
ship and at once began saving the passengers by using the traveling basket, a wire
cage in which tho passengers were brought
ashore as rapidly as tho basket could go
between the ship and tho shore. We do not
know how the pigs wero rewarded. It must
have been hard for tho pigs to swim ashore,
for they do not like water.���Outlook.
Reefing th* Washing.
"Christmas I" said the old salt aa be
looked out of the back window of the ten
emonthe inhabits ashore at tho washing
flapping on the pulley line in a heavy gale
"Why don't you rani 'emV
And when Mrs. Salt bad the ne*t line-
ful ready, he bung them out. He folder*
everything double before putting It ove��
the line, so that everything was close reefed, so to speak, but in that wind tho things
dried 9uickl enough so folded, and they
were far ess likely to be torn or blowr
���way���New York Sun.
A new company is to be organized, under tbe laws of tbe province, to operate
tbe Noble Five, tbe entire assets of
which will Iks turned over.
The Vaucouver World is funny,
though possil lv it has little idea of
hninor. Last week, in discussing editorially the labor trouble in the Slocan,
it made the statement that prior to
the operation of the eight hour law
the output from Sandon alone was
1000 tons of ore every day in the
month. If this were the case it would
mean 3(15,000 tons a year, which,
valned at $80 a ton, the average yiel<?
of Slocan ores, would give a total
value of $2��.),200,000 annually. The
World should make another giies*. The Paystreak.
Some Wonderful Escapes From Imminent Death.
There used to be a story in Hawaii
about a native who always took his
morning dip off a point of cliff 120
feet above the surf. Naturally
enough this yarn met with little
belief, but considering the distance a
man can fall and yet live, the
Hawaii native's performance is perhaps not so wonderful as it sounds.
Only the other day one read of
Mile. Morel, who, with her mother,
fell on the Alps near Zermatt a distance .of 1200 feet. Tbe first 30 feet of
this was perpendicular, and the rest
down a tremendously steep slope
Yet, though the mother was killed,
the younger woman escaped with
mere bruises.
K. S. Sutherland, late of the United
Stiites navy, has turned Steeple
Jack, and has had in this exciting
profession many wonderful escapes.
vVhile in Chicago in 181)8 he climbed
the water-works tower, 240feet high.
When near the top a stone gave, and
he. made a sheer plung of 175 feet.
He struck the telegraph wires 40feet
above the street, and landed.
Hundreds of people saw Suth. rland
falling, and stood spellbound with
horror. A fearful death seemed Inevitable���nay, it was generally be
lieved that he was dead long before
he leached tbe telegraph wires.
Doctors and ambulances were sent
for in the hope that a spark of life
might remain ; but when the doctors
examined Sutherland they declared,
much to the onlookers' surprise, that
there was little the matter with hi in!
After seven days in tbe hospital he
was up and about again !
Mr. Whymper's fall when climbing
alone on the Matterhorn the year
before his successful ascent is well
known. He bounded from rock to
rock down the bottom of an almost
perpendicular gully tor over 300
feet. His bead was badly cut, but
the only lasting evil effect was the
impairing of bis memory.
A few years ago a father attempted
tojkill his children hy throwing litem
off the Suspension Bridge at Clifton,
��nd one of them, a girl about eleven
years of age, survived that terrific
I'lunge. A woman, too, once reach-
'd the water below in safety, after an
attempt at suicide by jumping from
the same parapet. Hut this happened
in the days of the crinoline; audit
was the baloon-like expanse saved
Most marvellous of all is the account of Charles Wooleot's terrific
tumble from a height of no less than
tow feet. It was in Venezuela, and
jjjj was making a parachute descent,
���heparachute refused to open till
within a hundred or two hundred
wet ot tho ground. Then it spread
out suddenly, and split!
1 lie unfortunate man crushed both
a.nk'cs and both knees, broke his
"gnt thigh and hip. dislocated his
spinal column, and suffered other
injuries. Yet after a year in a hospital he, too, recovered sufficiently
J�� write an account of what was
Probably the most fearful accident
mortal man ever survived.
General Joubert knows that Gen-
er&l White is not running a health
JJBaort, and how can he make out
hat lyddite shells are less humane
than dynamite under a train ?
Tracellino, on the Editor's Pass.
Jack Rogers was a newspaper re-
porter, and broke. He had hung
around the Dubuque newspaper
offices for a job until he had been
requested to move on. So he decided
to move on to Des Moine. But how
to get there was the question. Jack
put on his thinking cap, and the result was two hours later he found
himself on a train and the conductor
standing by his seat.
"Ticket," said the conductor.
"See here, conductor," said Jack
easily, "my name's Rogers, and I'm
a reporter on the Des Moins Air
Blast. I'm broke, and I'm in a hurry
to get back with a scoop. You let
me ride and the office'll fix it up
with you.   See?"
"Well," said the conductor, "I
guess that'll do all right. The road
feels friendly towards the Air Blast.
In fact, the editor's in the back coach
now. Come along and I'll introduce
you. If he says it's all right it
Jack was knocked all in a heap at
the turn things hail taken, but he
had nothing to do but follow the conductor. They halted in front of a
man in the back coach, and the conductor said:
"Mr. Smithem, this is Mr. Rogers.
He s;��ys he's a reporter on your
paper, and wants the office to pay for
his transportation when he gets to
Des Moins."
"How do you do, Mr. Rogers?"
said the editor, pleasantly, extending
his hand. "(Had to see you; sit
down here with me." The conductor
didn't wait lor any more, but went
"Well, this is nice ot you,"said
Jack, too astonished and embarrassed to talk straight. "Of course I'm
not on your paper, but I'm broke,
and yarned to the conductor, hoping
to get a job, and square it up later."
"Oh. that's all right, my boy,"
said the other. "Neither am I on
the paper. I'm only travelling on
the editor's pass."
fewerffC?hl0U,d *? Purer ��nd w'^|SANDON  MINERS'   UNION.
tewer if this country would go to the I
polls as it goes to war.
There is a mighty difference be-
tweeen the spirit ot young Canadians
going to South Africa and the spirit
of all Canadians going to the polls.
Apathy and greed do not curse the
soldiers who must fight for the Empire, and why should these evils
afflict the electors who must vote for
the country.
Methodist Church :���
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Regular services to-morrow at 11
a. m. and 7:30. p m.
Presbyterian Church :���
Divine service will be held in Virginia Hall at 7:30 p. m. Rev I. A.
Cleland, Minister.
[Western Federation of Miners.]
Meets every Saturday Evening at 8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pres, Oko. Smith.
Vice-rres, Howahd Thompson.
Fin Sec, W. L. Hagmck.
Hospi al.
Subscribers, $1.00 per month.!
Private Patients *2.<XI per day, ex-:
elusive of expense of physician or;
surgeon and drugs.
J. D. MCLAUGHLIN, President.
W. L. Haui.kr, Secretary.
DR.   W. E.  Gomm, Attendant Physician.
Miss S. M. Chirhoi.m, Matron.
Grant Cox, Wm. Donahuk, J. V.Martin,
Wm. Garbiti" and P. H. Muhi'HY, Management Committee.
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication of ALTA
LODGE, U. D., held first Thursday
in each Month, in Masonic Hall,
Sandon, at 8 p. m. Sojourning brethern cordially invited.
W. H. Lilly,
Headquarters for Miners.
Well stocked bar in connection.
First class accommodations.   Board by the
day or week.
One on Nicholas.
It is told by the Neepawa Press of
Nicholas Flood Davin, M. P., that he
was billed to speak in the suburbs of
a grain elevator a hundred miles or
so from Regina. Heavy rains des
troyed a part of the railway track,
and Mr. Davin could not make the
meeting-place. He sent this despatch:
Regina, 20, 189-
"Chairman Conservative Association:
"Cannot come ; washout on line.
"Nicholas Flood Davin,"
A few hours after Nicholas came
in from roaming the solitude oi the
vast prairie, arm-in-arm with Ins
own peerless intellect, when the
following despatch   was handed to
.. 20,189-
"X. F. Davin, M. P., Regina:
"Never mind : borrow a shirt and
come anyway.
Chairman Committee.'-
L L B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Pnblic, Etc.
The Direct Route From
To  All  Points
B. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notarv Public.
Established 1*5.
All the fashionable part of Johannesburg is completely deserted and
thousands of veo?\e and small hrms
have ruin staring them in the face,
lidief committees are helping those
who are in most need pf help, in the
wv of money and food. For the last
week, by actual counting, there have
been slightly over 2000 people left
Johannesburg daily for Natal and
Cape Town.
Slocan Mines.
Killing Stocks bought and Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
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 Bos
ton.   Same cars pass Revelstoke
one day earlier.
Lv. sandon Arr.
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.
e. j. coyle,
a. G. P. Agt.,
Trav. Pass. Ar
fie sure   that your ticket   reads  via the
The Paystreak.
,  ���
The Greatest Shoto on Earth.
In order that the winter evenings
may not be dull or monotonous several of the young ladies and young
gentleme? ol the city are going to
concentrate their talent and ability
in an effort to produce an entirely
new and novel source of entertainment���a minstrel show.
It is said that this form of amusement has lately become quite popular in United States and some parts
of Canada. All that is required to
to start a minstrel show out is some
burnt cork, a little ability with the
bones, and some stale gags, This,
together with an advertising agent
whose veracity is not doubtful and a
door keeper who is not hampered
with a conscience, make up the
After careful investigation it has
been discovered that all the rudiments exist in Sandon and a determined effort will be made, under the
auspices of the Fire Brigade, to bring
them together. In order that no
time may be lost a meeting is hereby
eailed for Tuesday evening at the
Filbert Hotel. All who desire to
take part, either as "actors" or
"rubbernecks" are requested to be
present. There are no entrance fees
and police intervention is not expected. As this is to be positively the
greatest show on earth, no one with
any desire to go before the footlights
in such centres of culture as Sandon,
Kaslo and New Denver should miss
this opportunity. Catch on while
vou have the chance.
Opening  Seroicea  of  the  Presbyterian Church.
The dedication services of the Presbyterian church will take place tomorrow. Rev. A. M. Sanford will
preach at the morning service, which
commences at 11 a. m.    Communion
services will be held after the regu
lar service.
There will be a .oJhildrens' service
in the afternoon at 3 o'clock, to be
followed by a baptismal service, at
which Rev. Robt. Frew will ofliiciate.
The evening service will take
place at 7:30, Rev. Robt. Frew
On Monday evening there will be
a dinner served in St. Andrew's hall
by the ladles of the congregation,
after which adjournment will be
made to Virginia hall, where a concert programme will be rendered,
commencing at 8:30.
On Thursday evening at 8:30 Mr.
J. W. Bengough, the celebrated cartoonist and lecturer, will give an
entertainment in St. Andrew's hall.
The pas*or and board of managers
wish to convey to their many friends
their gratitude for the manner in
which they have subscribed to the
building fund during the dull times
here, and would state that there is
still a deficieucy of ��500, and hope
that a special effort will be made to
reduce this or to wipe it off during
the services of Sunday and at the
dinner, concert, and Bengough entertainments,
At Sandon, B. C, on Tuesday,
Nov. 7th, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. D. J.
Robertson, a daughter.
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.
Will be in Sandon Studio from
Nov. 18th to 30th. Positively the
only visit previous to Christmas.
Laboring Men Attention.
Beware of all agents and advertisements for the employment of men
in the Slocan country.
The trouble between Miners and
Mine Owners is not yet settled, *nd
you are requested to stay away. You
will be duly notified when matter8
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
&V5. Twenty-one Jewels from i 40 to >IU).
Call and see them.
I also handle the famous Hampden
Watch. I state only facts and can
hack 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 bv 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 tamed brands. Other toothsome delicacies on the shelves
and arriving.       Step in see for yourself.
Coal Heaters
s?hVtmo8u8for 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.
Donaldson's  Rheumatic  Cure.
It has Cured Others,
It Will Cure You
Folliott & McMillan. I
Contractors and Builders.
%k Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
$L 00000000000*
!SJ Sash,  Doors,  Blinds, eto., Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices.
flP Mine and Dimension Timber always in Stock.     Plans, Estimates and   if:
P&^ Specifications furnlshsd for all Classes of Building.                                'rk
$ RAILROAD AVE.   -   -  -   -   SANDON    '
You Can Get pTjRE TfM   ALWAYS
By Buying
FromStein Bros.,
For Hotels, Families and Camps.


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