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THE  PAYSTREAK
BOOK IV.
SANDON, MARCH JO, t900.
CHAPTER 22
HAPPENINGS IN BRIEF.
*****
Mrs.    F.    L.    Christie is   visiting in
���Vancouver.
Miss May Lawson is  visiting friends
���i i Silverton.
Frank Kelly came up from Silver-
ton last night.
William   Thornlinson  of   New Denver
spent a few days  in Sandon this week.
Later reports have it that the Monitor
deal is not yet complete.
George McDonald, of the Noble Five
went to the coast on Monday, i
Bert Nelson has again assumed con"
trol of the Klondike hotel having be"
Lome sole proprietor.
Henry Tattrie has gone to tbe Okanagan to purchase a few more head of
stock lor his milk ranch.
Bob Green returned from tbe coast
on Monday and will open the campaign
in the Slocan in a few days.
The annual ball of the Miners' Union
Hospital will take place in Virginia
hell oh Friday evening, l6tH.
ILL. GjUis of Victoria, manage* in
British Columbia, of the Montreal Loan
& investment Co., and the Province
Savings Life of N. Y., spent a few'days
in town this week.
Allen Gusty, a brother of John S.,
arrived in Sandon this week and
will make his headquarters here. He
spent last summer in the Lake Dauphin
country in  Manitoba.
The Payne shipped 150 lo.is, the
Last Chance 40 and the American Boy
51 tons from Sandon via the K. .& S.
this week. The Rambler shipped two
cars from McGuigan.
The City Clerk was out with his
receipt book and fountain pen and
gathered in $130 in trades licenses this
week. There is a matter oi" $60 yet to
be gathered in on this account.
Tom Tighe, who has been foreman
at the Ruth for the last three years, left
on Tuesday for San Francisco. Tom
intends to spend next summer at Cape
Nome. Frank Malcom succe.edshim at
the Ruth.
Samuel Jvhnston, a medalist of the
Fenian raids and a native of the grand
old county of VVelland, called at this
office on Thursday to assure us that
B. C. was loy; to the core. Mr.
lohnsu-m participated i" the loyalty
demonstration at Nelson, celebrating
the relief of Ladysmith in proper style.
The Canadian Pacific Railway in
t iking over the Columbia and Western
extension, Robson to Greenwood, from
the Construction Co., has made a very
rational reduction in the local passenger
rates on that branch. The transfer
took place on March 1, when the local
rate Robson to Grand hoiks, was reduced from $5o5 ^ $3;35> il��J ,rom
Robson to Greenwood trom $7.00 to
$. 50. Rates between other points on
the branch have been reduced to a corresponding extent.
A letter was received from Sir Wilfrid
laiirier's secretary this week which
s ated in the most diplomatic language
possible that tbe resolution drawn, up at
the Slocan business men s meertug held
at Sandon on Feb. 6th had been receiv
ed. This resolution stated that the
business men viewed with alarm tbe
importation of aliens, etc., and recommended the Dominion government to
clap on the alien law all along the line.
Wilf didn't make any cracks about what
he would do with tbe law.
A. 1\ Lamieux of tramway fame has
been in Sandon for a few days. Pete
reports that the Wakefield tram has
been successfully completed and th.vt
I B. C. Riblet has taken a contract at
Ouray, Col., to build a tram for the
American Netty, u gold min* close to
that town. Pete leaves for Ouray in
about a week or ten days to take charge
of the work, and as he wj|l be engaged
on the construction of two other trams,
one in Mexico and another in Colorado,
he may be away several months. The
Nettie tram will be of tbe latest Fin-
layson type, 4,000 feet long with a 2,000
foot drop.
CITY COUNCIL.
The regular meeting of the city council was held on Monday evening at
which all the members were, present
except Aid. Atherton.
The following accounts were recommended by the finance committee for
payment :
February Salaries $352.99
Fire Dep't' Maintenance      15.60
Miners' Hospital     33-3��
F. F. McQueen     23.45
Jutland Bros     30,00
J. L. White.,.. ..  ........     10.00
Folliott & McMillan       3-bo
J. M. Harris, steam heat    . .   .     10.00
S. W. & L.Co....  ....   144.40
Mini lg Review        S.55
Sundry Small Accounts       9.05
Transport of Lunatic ���    ��<M5
Transport of Prisoner.      '7-��5
The city clerk was instructed to take
the necessary steps to procure a fiat for
an election of mayor and aldermen for
the year 1900.
The license commissioners were rec-
commended not to grant any more
licenses for tbe sale of liquor by retail.
The motion was made by Aid. Macdonald, seconded by Aid. Hunter, and supported by the other councillors.
I As the license commissoners, at
their last meeting, Dec. 15th, granted a
renewal ol' all licenses then existing,
the recommendation of the city council does not in any way affect such
houses as the Filbert, the Star, tlie
Den/er, and others who have not taken
out a renewal.
On July 1st of last year there were
iq licenses issued, for which there was
paid into the city treasury for the si��
mouths, July 1st '99 to to Jan. 1st,
1000, $3,350' Htnce January 1 st there
have been three saloon liceiw* at $250
for the six moulds and eight hotel
licenses at $150 taken ou{, the total
amount received by the city therefrom
being $i,95<>-
 ^ . -*- -.���1  :
Wm. Bennet, who has been foreman
at the Rambler-Cariboo for the past
four months, has severed his connection
with that company.
Wm. Monroe is the only patient left
in the hospital and his Case is not a
serious one. lie will be out in a few
davs.
THE DEADLY AVALANCHE.
Two More Victims Perish in the
Terrible Snoioslide at the Noble
Fioe. Swept to Destruction
While but a Feto Steps From
the Cabin Door.
Two more' victims have been added
to Sloc��n's long list of men wbo have
met death in the deadly avalanche.
Alex McFariane and Fred T. Shepherd
met a terrible end at the Noble Five
mine on Thursday morning, and
Charlie McNeil escaped miraculously
from the very jaws of death.
It was at four o'clock, in the dark
hour which precedes the dawn, when
the men, having finished their night's
work, emerged from the tunnel. Only
three were working on the graveyard
shift���from eight to four -and coming
from the No. 8 tunnel they grouped
their way along the steep, narrow path
Itoward the bunkhpuse. Suddenly the
solemn solitude of the eternal hills was
broken by a roar, a rush, and all w.is
over. Two corpses lay mangled and
bleeding, buried in the snow a half a
mile below, and one man, stunned and
bruised, struggled back up the snow-
slide's path to warn his companions of
the awful fate that had overtaken two
of their number.
Day broke soon, and tbe rescue party
from the mine quickly found their unfortunate comrades, barely covered by
the snow and- ice, but cold in death.
Then the word was telephoned to town
and a sad cortege of friends wended
their way up the long toilesome .trail
toward the mine, from whence in improvised shrouds they bore their dead
companions down the path which they
would never more ascend.
It was a sad, sad end, and many a
heart felt the pang of genuine sorrow
for the men who but a day before had
been happy and free from vare but had
now been swept beyond the great
divide and into tho valley of death.
Down bv the Atlantic, in West Bay,
Nova Scotia, Alex McFariane has
sisters and brothers and an aged mother
who will mourn his loss. He has cousins also in Sandon and was a mmiber
of the Foresters' fraternity. Fred
Shepherd leaves to mourn his sad demise a wife in Cody who has no family
tit* nearer than far-off France. His
family live beyond the Pacific, in the
British colony of Hong Kong.
The funeral will tal# place this
afternoon from the Miners' Union hall
to the Sandon cemetery, where they
will be laid in last repose, their mission
ended and their life's work done.
South Forh Fatality.
R. D. Boetcher. a brother of Gus.
Boetcher, conductor on the K. & S. was
found dead in a tunnel on a claim
which he was working near the Silver
Bell on the South Fork, last Tuesday.
Gus and his brother owned the claim
and with the aid of another man Richard was working it. Last week the
helper went down the hill to Kaslo with
the understanding that Mr. Boetcher
was to come down on Sunday. Nit
arriving on Sunday or Monday, his
friends became alarmed and on Tuesday
w.mt up to the claim where they found
him buried under the debris of a cave
in the tunnel. It is unknown how
long he was there but it is persumed
that death was instaneous, Richard
Boetcher was a very exemplary young
man who had a wide circle of acquaintances throughout the country.
No Friend to War.
Canadians evidently will be thrilled
pride and glory at their fellow countrymen's achievement in South Africa.
Canadians individuall will allow their
enthusiasm to be tempered by the
knowledge that the victory has brought
more grief into the homes of the nation.1
It is something, to know that the
boys raised in this country, have proved
themselves worthy to rank with the
finest soldiers in the world.
There is no danger that Canada will
become enamoured with the craze for
glory to be won on battlefields. Canada's ambitions are peaceful, and the
best, lesson of -this war is that free citizens make the finest of soldiers.
Filbert Changes Hands.
The Filbert hotel property has changed hands, Wm. Waimsley being the
purchaser. The keys were turned over
on Thursday, and mechanics are now
making interior operations previous to
opening up. Joe Thatcher will be in
charge. The upstairs wall be used as
a social and mess club by a number of
Sandon's bachelor residents.
The consideration at which the building was sold is stated at $2,000.
Bonspiel.
The curling bonspiel this year was a
poor affair compared to the successes
Sandon has been used to i 1 this l'u%.
Rossland, although well patronized
from this district ��t their winter carnival,
did not send a team, and Nelson failed
to answer Sandon's invitation. Only
me visiting team, G. O. Buchanan's of
Kaslo, contested, winning the Harris
and Consolation. The Bostock remains
in town, with Hood Crawford and
Cirimmett still in competition.
A   Side Light   on   the   War Eagle
Case.
At the annual meeting of the shareholders of the War Eagle in Toronto
recently a discussion arose respecting
the suspension of operations. Hitherto
this step has been ascribed to defective
machinery or scarcity of ore, but it was
left for T. G. Blackstock, the leading
director, to offer what is probably the
true explanation. He publicly stated
at the meeting that the C. P. R. smelter charges were far from satisfectory,
and that relief would have to be secured.
This, he added, was one of the matters
the directorate would have to apply
itself to "before the mine started up.
Blackstock's statement is given additional color by the report that there
are negotiations under way to dispose
of the Hall Mines smelter to the Good-
erham-Blackstock syndicate, and also
by. the frequently-recurring report from
Toronto that the War Eagle people are
looking for an opening in the smelter
business.
Thos. J��rvis of Rossland was treated
for appendicites at the Miners' Hospital
this week. MINING   RECORDS
The following ii a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during the
week in the several mining divisions of
the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were
as follows :���
^    l * ��� lWtIohs.
Feb 15���Snowbird fr, Carpenter ck,
D McLeod. ,jii
23���Coosie, Goat mountain, Robert
Forrester.
26��� Oversight, near New Denver, G
B Smith.
March 3���Spokane, Red Mountain, C
Brand.
ASSESSMENTS.
Feb 20��� Tonka fr, Morn fr. 22���Opa-
tunka. 26���Victor. Mar 1���Hopeful.
2���Summit.
CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENT.
Feb 22���Morn Fraction, Tonka Fraction.
24���Legal Tender.
28���Slocan Belle, Victor.
Mar 2���Cody Star, Tip Top.
TRANSFERS.
Feb 28���F W Wright to Emily Swan,
revocation of poorer of attornev,on Feb
28.
24���Estate of E C Pease, letters of administration to J Wilson, Sep 18.
26���St Clair %, J Moran to C Green-
let, Feb 24.
Random, same to same.
Grand Stand, Iroqouis, J each, C W
Greenlee to J H Moran.
A E, all, W S Clark to J G Clark, on
Feb 12.
June Bird, same to same.
SnowCap, same to same.
Texas Boy fr, same to same.
C P R, same to same.
Silver Tip, same to same.
27���Notice of sheriff's sale, on March
6, of all Chas Callaghan's interest in
Cody and Joker Fractions, Feb 26.
28���Clara Moor, Mrs. Clara Wereley
to A S Reed, option to purchase %, interest for 1300, Eeb 21.
i
THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, MARCH 10,   1900
TRANSFERS.-
Feb 7���Lucky Strike and Silver
Queen %, A Qufnn and H A Prosser.
8���Hillhurst J, J McLachlan to Miss
S M Chisholm, 9250.
Feb 18���Iron Horse ��, C G Johnston
to J B Westbv and A D Westbv.
Superior fr, all, J B Westby to J B
Townsend.
15���Vernon and Hilltop }, D M Lin-
nard to W Chaplin.
Johnson 9-10, E M Banting to Geo W
Beam.
TRANSFERS.
Feb 19-U N I and Rock ford J, A D
and J Z Westby to C Johnson.
Same to same, agreement re the Iron
Horse.
20���Cloudburst, No 2, No 8, No 4,
Fraction fr, Dixie, Northern Light, Vernon, Hilltop, % each, C F Caldwell to
W G Johnson.
No 8 and No 4 5-16 each, F D Crowe
to C F Caldwell.
No 2 same, C C Poyntz to same.
22���Kootenai, F L Fitch to P Crlddle,
each other essentially onla in the nature
of the impregnating fluid.
Perhaps the best known of these in
this country is the creosoting process, so
called because creosote is the active preserving element. The materials used in
this are either dead oil or heavy oil��� I
bread Billy lighted a cigar, and the pro-
prietor said:
"Stranger, is thar anything we 'un
kin do foh you'all?"
Thinking to confound his host, Drac
answered:
���'Well, yes; come to think of It, I'd
ini.t hid   ciiiici    urnu    un    ui    iica����  wu��� ..��...,   . ..-,    .......v.
both names are used���distilled from coal  like to have a bath."
a_���      _        1  . M ... J   * I 'PI... !..* 1..1
PRESERVING   MINE   TIMBERS.
The Methods Adopted After Much Practical Experience by Engineers.
SLOGAN   CITT   DIVISION.
LOCATIONS.
Feb 20���Paul H, Tobin creek, Paul
Hauck.
22���Moonraker,between Springer and
Lemon, D Hanlon and H Chapman.
ASSESSMENTS.
Feb 23���Dwight
TRAN8FER8.
Feb 22���Two Friends \i, Annie Provost to Thos McNish.
27-Clyde J, G Miller to D Arnut.
Same, same to J E Tattersall.
Same 1-6, same to W E Worden.
Same, same to A C Smith.
The question of  treating timbers to
protect them against decay  has been
carefully  considered   bv  engineers   in
Europe and the United States during a
number of years.   In fact, timber preservation long ago  passed  beyond  the
experimental stage, and   its utility is
generally acknowledged.   Tbe only question, practically, is that of cost, since
the longer life of  treated   timber has
been fully established and is generally
conceded, says the Engineer and Mining
Journal of New York.   For this reason
the practice ie much more general  in
Europe than in the United States, because in most European countries timber is more costly, and the prolongation
of its life is a greater  object.    When
wood is abundant and cheap, it may be
greater economy in the end  to use it
without protection and renew it more
frequently than to undergo the expense
of treating it.
The very common method, which
hardly comes under the proper definition of protection is to coat timber
roughly with coal tar or some similar
substance as a protection against moisture. This is of some service, but is apt
to be deceptive since it often happens
that timbers so coated are found to have
decayed within while the coated surface
tar, or wood creosote oil obtained from
the destructive distillation of pine timber. The dead oil is more commonlv
used as being more efficient.
Another preservative which has lieen
used   with   good  results both   in   this
country and abroad, though it is more
favored in Europe than here, is a solution
of bichloride of mercury (corrosive sublimate).   Thi* process is also known as
kyauizing  and   has   many    advocates.
The main objections to it are the cost
and the poisonous nature of the solution,
requiring special care in  its handling.
In France, where it has been most used,
it is not considered best adapted to timbers placed underground.
Chloride of zinc is the metallic  preservative most used, and its antiseptic
properties are generally admitted.    The
objections to it are that it is liable to lie
washed out if exposed to wet, or to lie
converted into oxide of zinc,  which is
not an antiseptic.   To remedy this several variations of the  burnettizing  pro
cess���as the zinc chloride process is frequently    called���have    been    devised.
These all provide for  some supplementary treatment after   the zinc chloride
solution   has impregnated  the timber,
with the object of closing the outer pores
and preventing access of moisture to the
inteiior.   In   the   Wellhouse process���
which is the most extensively used, and
which is recommended  by so high an
authority as  Mr.  Octave Chanute���the
supplementary agent is tannin.   A zinc-
gypsum process has been  used, and a
process in which dead oil is employed as
the    exterior    preservative.     Barium
chloride is another material which has
been used iu this connection.
Copper sulphate is used abroad to
some extent, and it was the preservative suggested by the first experimenters
The proprietor let his feet drop from
the railing upon which he had hoisted
them, disappeared in the house, and re
turned in a moment wi'h a huge tin
cup full of soft soap, a rough towel and
a pick and shovel which ho offered
Ditch
'��� What's the pick and shovel for?'
asked Dra.h.
"Wall stranger," answered the landlord, "th' watuh's low, and yo'll
have to damn up th' creek "
Simp ��nd Health.
At the Tuberculosis Congress, which
recently assembled at Berlin, the praise
of soap  was sung in  the leading languages of the world.    "More soap, still
more soap.   That is what is needed to
check   the  advance of   infectious dis.
eases," said Emperor William.   Scarlet
fever, diphtheria arid  measles could be
forever eliminated if only perfect cleanliness were enforced for a single generation, officially declared a British scientific commission.    Soap   has removed
the horrors of cholera,typhus, smallpox
and other pestilences.    With  the various peace  commissions working their
miracles, the only war in the world will
he against dirt, with cohorts of soldiers,
from professional nurses to the most expert scientists, armed with soap   Never
was the phrase, "cleanliness is next to
godliness" ao conspicuously  the cry of
the civilised  world as it  is today, and
the greatest reformer nt the ei d of tho
century is soap.
LMiHT   AM��   HUKKZY.
Stocks���Did you propose to
Richleigh, today? Bonds���Yes, I
the refusal of her.
Miss
have
 ��**-"""��'/ ""-ui"i experimenters       tu .       , .   ...
in this direction, some 60 years aim     It 7\T  a'Ul beW l,,,n,,Sfl" ">6 even
is still nsprl tn ���..,��� --*'* :_ ���   "  " '""���      How silk!"   "Oh. I don't know
 , ��, v uunui. appears sound.   It is at best but a make-
Chapleau Hill fr J, D Sutherland to A ehift and serves to prolong the life of
RBalderson. timbers very little.
The different processes for preserving
wood, as now generally accepted, are
identical in principle, though tbey differ
in detail. The object in all of them is to
expel all sap and moisture from the
wood, and to replace the sap by the preserving fluid,   whatever   that   may be
Same, same to D Arnot.
Mar 2���Liberty J, W R Beattie to D
T Davis and Annie Horton.
California, Nevada, Silver Dollar and
October % each, Frank Anderson to E
Quillian.
AINSWORTH   DIVISION.
LOCATION8.
L Fitch ^^^^^^^^^^^^
18���Sandon, Kaslo mountain, J Val
- ���     ���-���    uiai   may oe
In some cases this is attempted by sim-
Die immpirmnn nr  .i^.: ..
Pi? l2-~Cwis' near B,ue Bell, by FIpIe imn*ersion or steeping, Though this
meihod   " n<>t generally approved, or
rather  is  considered   imperfect.    The
lance    ,^ pnjjajaM
ASSESSMENTS.
Feb 8���Hillhurst.
Feb  18���Gold,   Western
May, Vermont.
17-EIIa
Feb 19-Mollie,Delamar,Copper Star,
Rodney Delhi. 22-Allcander for three
years, Dewey, Kitchener.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
piFeb. ^Volunteer, Six Friends,White
Elephant, Korea.
Feb 15���Gold, Western.
better processes are intended to expel
the sap and introduce the preservative
by mechanical means.    Some force the
fluid into the pores of the wood, thus
expelling the natural moisture;  others
reverse this and draw out the moisture
by suction,   the   preserving   material
being drawn in at the same time.     The
result is the same in either case, and the
adoption of one method or the other is a
mechanical question entirely    The diff
is still used to some extent in Germany,
though it has been generally abandoned
in France. The drawbacks are the cost
of the method, the expensive apparatus
needed, the necessity of using sulphate
absolutely free from any impurities, and
the fact that where iron spikes or bolts
are used in contact with the copper sulphate, the later will be decomposed aud
the resulting sulphuric acid will injure
the fibre of the timber.
The cost of treatment per cubic foot
with the different antiseptics is as follows: Dead oil, 7.13 cents; bichloride of
mercury, 4.17 cents; zinc chloride, 2 30;
zinc chloride and tannin, 3.20 cents;
copper sulphate, 2.60 cents. These estimates include only the direct cost of
treatment, and not transportation nor
interest on cost of plant.
"Oh, I don't know.
\ ou have to in plaving whist "
��
Visiting (urate���Ah. my friend, vou
should reflect on the fact that we are
here today and gono tomorrow. Convict���Vou may be; I ain't.
��
Concentration is not alwavs what it
is cracked up to be.   Who has more of
a single purpose in life than  the confirmed old bachelor?
��
The Modern Version-Liveried Men-
ial-Me lud,the carriage waits without.
Lord Fitz Josher���Without what?
Without horses, me lud; 'tis an automobile.
An Arkunnas Bath.
Billy Drach, the traveling man, tells
of a hotel experience in the interior of. ������_     a
fHrenara8,Khat i8 ,0��ked Upohbr MM    Boer Child-Father, if , were carrv-
Aged Admirer-Think of all the luxuries a rich husband like me could givo
veu Mies De Young-Oh, a rich father
would do just as well. Go and marrv
my mother.
I were carrv-
at a small settlement, and at once repaired to the Eagle House, which was
situated on the outskirts of the town on
the bank of a small stream.
the other, and an enemy approached,
which should I drop first? Boer Father
��� 1 he enemy, my son,
erent preserving processes rllffa" # !,        ��l * 8maM stre���. -    .      V" J ���	
g processes differ from I    After a dinner of side meat and corn I ing a $��[ *" Ch����Sing than in <**"*" THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, MARCH  10
THE HOCKEY GAME.
Kaslo   Boys  Enjoij   Themseloes in
Sandon, and Get Badlt)
Beaten.
KASLO
Stinson
Hunter
Young
Cody
Dill
Forward
SANDON
Hood
McKinnon
Cliffe
Cover
E. Crawford
W. Crawford
Point
Grierson J. Crawford
CiOAI.
Stewart Hogan
Dudley Blackwood, Referee.
Score, Sandon three Kaslo one.
m
The return game of the Sandon vs.
IKaslo match was played in the Sandon
Krink on Monday night. The Kaslo
Iclub came up on a special train and
���was accompanied by all the swift youths
Rot" the city by tbe lake. The Kaslo
���boys were bubbling over with good
���spirits of aqueous variety and when the
���teams lined up at 10:25 l'ie cheers
��� that met them from both factions out-
"rivalled the din of the bombardment of
�� Ladysmith. The Kaslo atheletes started
[lively enough but in ten minutes the
KSundon juniors scored the first goal and
Kthc Kasloites discovered that thev were
^up against the real thing. The ice was
assoft and as the puck ricocheted about
"among the posts like a steer through
a cornfield, the slush tlew and
ihe water splashed till the scene
resembleJ Narraganset by moonlight
or a naval display at Portsmouth. But
a little water didn't matter as long as
the ice was underneath and the game
went swiftly on until just one minute
before half time the puck again found
its way between the Kaslo posts and
Sandon had it on the Kaslo gents to the
extent of two to one. Hugh Hlackburn,
who was umpire in goal, was a little
undecided at fust, as he said that only
l wo pucks passed between the posts but
Jack Malonev admitted that he saw five
go through and Pat Walsh was ready
(o bet bis hat that there were only three.
Eamie King's opinion was sought but
c mid not he found and in the absence ol
expert testimony the goal was allowed.
In the second half the lakeside sports
made desperate efforts to retrieve their
position on tiie kopjes of victory, but it
was no use; the mobile front of Hood
and Crawford razzle-dazzleJ the Hunter-
Young-Cody combination and Kaslo
was put on the defensive while Johnny
McKinnon and Billy Cliffee placed hot
shots around their trenches in rapid
succession, and after a fifteen-minutes
bombardment tbe puck straggled
through once again and Kaslo boys
found themselves in the bole at the rate
of three to one. Toward the end ol
the first half the ice got st) sloppy that
t le boys had to travel by hand. Dave
Young and Bert Dill fell down a few-
limes but it did not dampen their ardor only their pants ; and while
Hogan, in the Sandon goal, nearly
expired from ennui, Stewart stood between Kaslo's posts and smilingly accepted a shower bath that would have
cost four dollars at Halcyon ; and the
band played "Swim out O'Grady."
But the hockey game did not complete the programme. Not by a large
extent. When time was called and the
boys pulled off their wet duds on the
installment plan and resumed their
store clothes, the whole contingent of
Kaslo visitors and a number of Sandon
enthusiast! accompanied the victors and
vanquished to the Balmoral Cafe, where
supper was served to all who cared to
sit down.
M. L. Grimmett  was   toast  master,
and after the solids had  been dispensed
with and the attention of the banqueters was turned to Joe  Seagram and a
study  of the productions of the dear
departed Hiram, Mr. Grimmett opened
with   a   neat speech   lo   which Mayor
McAnn of Kaslo replied in a  few   happily-chosen words,   complimenting  the
Sandon boys on their  victory  and.giving   his   Kaslo   townsmen   a steer  to
invest  in   a   cold   storage   plant  aud
practise hockey all  year  round.    Afler
the usual toasts to the Cjucen, the British army and one or two other disinterested non-residents, the chairman called
on   the   Honorable   Pat  Walsh.    Mr.
Walsh's well-known oratorical  abilities
stood htm in   good   stead   and he  delivered a few bars  of spontaneous  ex-
lemporaneousness    which    has   never
been equalled in Sandon, unless  it was
hy the brillant sallies  of Sam Hunter,
who followed him.      Sam   is   a   born
orator and his style of delivery reminds
one of the   after-dinner   rhapsodies   of
Chauncey M. Depew and William Jennings Bryan.
Mr. Barrett of Kaslo and Jim McVichie of Sandon sang and Dudley
Blackwood, in his inimitable style, related a romance which will be found on
the ninelh page of this issue. As the
hour was growing late and a few of
the more reckless among the Kaslo contingent wanted to do the town by lamplight, Mr. Grimmett dismissed the
gathering with instructions to Sandon
boys to beware of the swift and tortuous travellings of tbe invaders from the
regions of Kootenay lake.
As our .porting editor had unfinished
business in  other   pans,  we   arranged
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Carries the Largest Stock
of Furniture in the Slocan.
Sandon,
B.C.
with Hugh Blackburn and Sid Hath-
wayofthe Kootenaian to exchange a
report of the next Y. M. C. A. convention for their version of the last chapter
of the hockey game, which thev will
entitle "All Coons Look Alike to'Me."
Up to the time of going to press their
valuable work has not reached this
office.
An Echo From Kaslo.
Mur. Sandon Hockey Team,
Sandon B. C.
Dear Sir:���On behalf of the Kaslo
hockey team a id Kaslo visitors to your
city on the occasion of the hockey match
on Saturday evening, March 3, we beg
to tender yourself and the Sandon team
and thier friends, our heartfelt thanks
and keen appreciation of the attentions
shown us, and especially do we wish to
covney our gratitude for the encouragement given our ice scrapers by the
lady looters.
The occasion will always be a pleasant remembrance in the memory of
each one who was so fortunate as to be
present. Universal regret was expressed that we could not longer enjoy your
princely hospitality.
On behalf of the Kaslo Hockey Team
and Kaslo contingent, we have the
honor to be,
Your Sincerly
McANN, Mayor,
Sam Hinter, Captain,
F. E. KING, Manager.
C. W
A new way of blasting rock rock is
to place a cartridge of water into a
shot hole and cnovert it into steam instantly by electricity. This method is
especially appliable to coal mines.
Wm Todd returned on Tuesday from
Halcyon Springs, where he has been
rejuvenating at   the  great sanitarium.
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THE PAYSTREAK.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White Metal Camp on Earth.
Subscription   ....   $2.00 a year.
Strictly in advance.
William Macadams,
Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON; B. C,  MARCH  io iqoo.
KEEP THE INTERCOLONIAL.
Government ownership and operation of the means of
transportation is one of the live public questions of the near
future.    The feeling" in favor of it lias latterly been Browing*
D m- <   T t   T
wonderfully, especially in the west. The railway magnates
look upon this growing sentiment with alarm, and will
naturally leave nothing undone to cheek it. To secure the
transfer of the Intercolonial from the Government control
to the control of the C. P. R. would be a splendid piece of
defensive generalship on the part of those whose interests
would be antagonized bv the extension of the government
railway system; it would pospone for many years the triumph of the principle of state ownership, it is not Strange,
therefore that Sir William Van Horn should desire to have
the Intercolonial incorporated in the C. P. R. system and
his recent proposition to take over the notional highway
is surprising only in its bluntness and frankness. Van
evidenely does recognize that sentiment is undergoing a
great change in Canada.
The gross earn.nsa of tie Canadian Pacific last year
were $29,230,037, which paid 3 per cent interest on common stock primarily purchased at 25 cents on the dollar,
and in the last three years the enhancement in the value of
the water stock of the Grand Trunk system has amounted
to $80,000,000.
The extension of public highways means disaster to the
railway promoter and Van Home's anxiety to take the
Intercolonial out of public hands is accounted for by fear in
the great railway magnates mind that the profits ot transportation may be retained to the people bv lowering freight
rates, instead o\ accruing to the promoter in enhanced
values of watered stocks.
JOE MARTIN.
The coming campaign promises to be a mixed one, and
of the four other possible combinations with which the reconstructed Cotton party will have to contend Martin is by
no means the ieast dangerous; The Liberals and Conservatives are debating among themselves as to the advisability
of adopting party lines, aud their vacillation will wreck
their chances of supremecy. The Turner-Dunsmuir combination is politically dead and it would not be surprising
to see a number of the more acrobatic Island representatives hop over to the Cotton side of the fence leaving
the Dunsmuirs and the old gang of grafters, to depend on
their Chinese employers and their Mine Owners Association
friends for the votes which neither passes. British Columbia
is sick and tired of the rule of pseudo capitalism and the
feeling of resentment engendered by the actions of the
Association and its allies on Vancouver Island will defeat
any candidate who has the hardihood to espouse their pro-
poganda of terrorism and compulsion. The people of
British Columbia are not conservative in the proper sense
of the word and they are not moral cowards to be driven or
bullied into a subserviency to a party whose interest are
diametrically opposed to the interests of the greatest
number.
For these reasons the Turner party is dead. Recognizing   these   reasons  and their  effects,   and that   British
Columbia is not afraid of radical legislation, Joe Martin
has adopted a platform which is radical enough to appeal
to all who seek reform. He has promised to maintain the
eight-hour law in its integerity, just as the Conservative
party, the Liberal party and the Cotton party have promised.
He promises to take the law out of the hands of the Do-
mininion government and re-enact the Chinese legislation
whether such act be constitutional or otherwise, following
his former tactics in the famous Manitoba school case. But
it is in his railway policy that Martin promises something
tangible and more advanced than any of his opponents.
He promises to build a government railway from the Coast
to Kootenav, to operate this railway as a government
institution nnd to keep it out of politics by placing it in the
hands of a commission. Oilier panics, having endorsed
the government ownership policy, go no farther. Martin
gives this policy form and purpose.
It is from his own personality that Martin has most to
fear. He has proven himself incapable of anything like
consistence, and his changeableness and demagogery will
shake the faith of many who might otherwise be his followers and supporters. Elected at the hands of the labor
party of Vancouver, \\c has alienated himself from this following by voting wit!1. Turner and his gang. His eight-
hour police is weakened by his opposition to the government which enacted the law and his railway policy looks
rediculous when it is remembered tha: the policy was en-
volved while Martin was still in cohoots with the Dunsmuirs.
But Martin still has the ability to turn a hopeless defeat
by a popular platform and with the help of the party line
Liberals of the coast cities he may still make life interesting
tor the political parties and corporate influences who bear
him so much ill-will. Certain it is that Joe Martin, whether
king or knave, is the most talked of, most feared, :.nd most
hated public man in Canada today. And this fear am!
hatred are not the least of his recommendations.
The Semlin governmen, when it assembled at Victoria
and found itseli without a working majority, showed unpardonable weakness in not appealing to the country at
once. It had nothing to fear at the hands of tne people,
and to cling to the reins of power until defeated by [oe
Martin brought ignominy which they could not afford and
which gives strength to Joseph.
The estimates, as laid on the table at Ottawa last week
contain an item of $Q,ooo for the enforcement of the alien
labor law. Such a beautiful bluff as the Laurier government has been running on the country for the past two
years is cheap at twice the price. As'a spectacular farce
comedy, Clute's investigation was worth $9,000 to the
Slocan alone.
Canada's national debt is $295,148,665 and the interest and sinking fund this year will amount to $13,388,290.66.
These figures represent one of the most obvious triumphs
of Canadian statesmanship.
Tin-: estimates for the Dominion government, for the
year amount to $49,068,391.85. This is two million below
last year s figures.
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The FILBERT CIGAR Store
Has the Finest  Stoch  of Cigars in the Slocan
Call Earhj and Aooid the Rush
Jas. Williamson    Proprietor.
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Our Large Stock of Spring and Summer
Shoes toill arrioe in about too Weeks
In order to make room for Same toe are placing in our toindoto a
Lot of good shoes tohich toe toill dispose of at Figures Beloto Cost.
Prices From $1.50 to $3.00.
Former Prices $3.00 to $6.00.
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sJ. A. KiTKu-Dii. Ii. A . Prtitor.   Sunday services
fat U:uu a. m and 7.8 I I*. M.
Miaiii.i>isr Church ;   Rev, A   M. Sauford,
Jl. A . Pastor.   Regular services every Sunday
Bit ll:' *i A. M. and 7:80 r. M,
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
"PORTLAND No. IA.) MINERAL CLAIM."
I situate in the sioean Mining Division o
West Kootenay District. Where located :
About three-quarters of a mile from the
"MoNlTi.R No. -" Mineral Claim*' near
Three Fink-. in the Slocan Mining Divis.
ion of West Kootenay, II ('.
TakkNoticb thai I. E M.Sandilands,aot-
i Qg as agent for J C Williams! Free Miner's
Certificate No. It    2DSi!)\  Issued   at Sandon,
B. ('.. Dee    7th.  IK.'!', adinini a rat or for E S
Williams, Free Miner's Certificate No, A.88010,
issued at Sandon Feb, Hfith, intend  sixty days
from the date hereof to apply to  the Mining
Recorder  for a .Certifloate of   Improvement!
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of the above claim.
And further take notice thai   action, under
section  ;i<, must   be  commenced  before  the
issuance of such Certificate oi  Improvements.
Dated this  thirteenth  day of January, 1030
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Notary Public, Etc
SANDON  MINERS'   UNION.
[Western Federation of Miners.]
Meets every Saturday Evening at 8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pres. GEO, Smith.
Viee-I res. HOWARD THOMI son.
Fin Sec, W. L. Haiii.kk.
SANDON,
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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Suliscriliers,   $1.00    per     month.
Private Patients >2.00 per day, exclusive of expense of physician or
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SANDON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Mining Stocks bought and Sold. General
Agent for slocan Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
J. V. MCLAUGHLIN, President.
W. L. HAULER, Secretary.
Dr.   W.  E.  GrOMM, Attendant Physician.
MlSSS. M. ChiSHOLM, Matron.
Grant Cox, Wm.Donahuk, J. V. Martin,
Wm. G-arintt and P. H. MtJRl hy, Management Committee
CANADIAN   PACIFIC
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The Direct Koine From
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To
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Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
SILVER CITY LODGE NO. 39.
Meetings every Friday Evening at 7:i��0 in
Crawford's  Hall. Visiting   brethren   are
cordially invited to attend.
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C. E. LYONS, A LBERT DA V1D,
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Regular Communication held first Thursday in each month in Masonic Hall at 8 p. m.
Sojounning brethern are cordially invited to
attend
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Secretary
First ClassSleeperson allTrainsfrom
REVELSTOKE  &   KOOTENAY    LANDING.
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat
Daily for St.  Paul.   Sundays and
Wednesdays for Toronto,
Fridays for Montreal and Boston.   Same cars pass Revelstoke
one day earlier.
DAILY TRAIN
8:00 Lv. sandon Arr.        1G:30
CONNECTIONS.
Daily to Points reached via.
Nakusp.
Daily except Sunday to Points
reached via Rosebery and Slocan City.
Tickets Issued   Through  and Baggage  Checked  to   Destination.
J. C. CRUSE,
Agent, Sandon.
E. J. COYLE, W. F ANDERSON,
A. G. P. Agt., Trav. Pass. Agt
Vancouver, Nelson.
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l\alltoai|8 08. CanolH.
Mr. Callaway, president of the New
Vork Central Railway, has given the
New York Canal Commissioners a
pretty hard nut to crack. He makes a
somewhat startling proposition in answer to the proposal to spend $60,000,-
000 to enlarge the Erie canal. Mr.
Callaway writes as follows :
"If Governor Roosevelt and the state
will agree to pay to the New York Central a sum of money ecpial to a fair rate
of interest upon the proposed expenditure of $ho,ooo,<x)o for improving the
canals, I will agree to haul all grain
that may present itself for transportation from Buffalo 10 New Vork free of
charge."
Mr.   Callaway   adds   that    the New
York Central carried grain from Buffalo
10 New    Vork    for    2 \ cents a bushel,
with delivery anywhere  in   the harbor.
The Railroad Gazette estimates that
the Central could, at this rate, afford to
carry 140 million bushels for the interest
on the $oo,o(X),ooo. Apparently the
powerful locomotives and the 40-ton
cars recently bought by this companv
have effected a wonderful economy in
the transportation of grain. Speaking
of the competition between railways and
canals, a prominent railway official recently said :
"The problem now is bow the grades
and curvatmres can he decreased and
the bridges strengthened so as to handle traffic at such a low rale as to defy
competition from canals. The actual
cost last year of handling traffic over
the Erie division of the Pennsylvania
railroad was the same as the government charges for permission to use the
Baltic canal. Never has there been
and never will there be a time in l'nited
States or Canada when canals will or
can handle successfully any consider-
ahle part of export or import  traffic.
"Twenty-live years ago the Erie
canal hahdled about S5 per cent, of the
Atlantic export of wheal, covn, Hour,
tic. Last year this canal handled
about 57 per cent, of the same products.
11 is impossible for any government to
widen, deepen or strengthen its canals
so as lo keep pace with the improvements in railroading. Hence 1 say-
that neither the railroads of L'nited
States nor Canada need concern themselves in the slightest about theopenh g
of the Canadian canal from Georgian
Hay to the Ottawa river this \e.ir, or
about the widening or deepening of llie
Erie canal at any time. Tbe growth
of ships and of hauling facilities on the
railroads for the past 20 years has kept
uniformly in advance of canal improvements, and will continue to do so. The
only good purpose served by a canal is
as a rate-cutting power."
Carnegie's Gigantic Grasp.
The value of the Carnegie Stee'
Works may be investigated and decided by the courts. Mr. Henry C. Frick,
until recently Geairman of the company,
is retiring, and has placed a valuation
of 16,238,000 on his interest. Mr.
Carnegie proposes to pay him only
$b,000,COO. Mr. Frick's valuation of
Mr. Carnegie's interest, as expressed
in the option which Mr. F.ick and
others obtained from him several
months ago, looking to the purchase of
tlu antire Carnegie interests in the
COmpony. In the bill of allegations
are made that the profits of the company fir iXcjq amounted so $21,000,000
and that the net psolilts for the current
year were estimated by member of the
company at $40,000,000. Mr. Frick
will be remembered as the chief mover
in the lockou that led to the fatal conflict between the workmen and (he
Pinkertons a few years ago.
Grand Patriotic Concert
BY THE
NELSON HINSTRELS
IN
Spencer's Opera House,
Tuesday, March 13th.
Everything New, New Songs, New Jokes,
New Costumes and New Ideas,
Everybody Come and   Enjoy  a   Hearty   Laugh.
The First Part
Will consist of Solos, Quartettes and Choruses bv members of
Lie company and latest Jokes and Gags by tho End Men.
The Olio.
Will consist of Specialities by Signor Bassal, whose services have been procured al an
enormous expense, and Professor Rastus Swiper ihe famous slump speaker who travelled
109 years with the celebrated P. T. Barnum, and  during that   time sold   $o,ooo tons of
peanuts. It is also expected that Professor Findlater, the Hero Piper of Dargai Pass will
be present. Arrangements are about completed to have Lord Ku liner, the Sidar of Khartoum address the audience; this alone will be worth coming i 1,000 miles to hear. There
will also be some Manologues, Dialogues and Catalogues, Stink.ides Barricades and
Lemonades. The whole to conclude with a side-splitting sketch of a Darkies Jubilee and
a real live up-to-date Cake Walk.
Come and see
The Ripohighuostogus,
The Ducktuscomuniscalidous
and the
Baby Elephant.
Tambos
H. Marshall
Warren
McSinn
Inierlccator
Fred J. Lynch
Bones
H. Gervin
McKay
Honeyman
n  D Hard^T^ ffwl,l^K^:   W. Martin, W. J. Caldwell, R. H. Thomp-
11, 1 >. it.uUie,  1. U. Nelson and C has. Prosser.
stand on ���eats during, -axoUiuc partsof the' programme C ���,n, L"T ' "!,,r.,,uV "" ""������!&<"
l-rtiuj more than seven hi.hV, without Dermission frm,, ,.' ,.. ��� :",,ll"f1 2loud;, Gentlemen forbidden to
ment of mounted police. permission irom ���he seoretar,y.   Order will be enforced bya detach-
Doors Open at 7:30,
Curtain Rises 8:30.
Seats Reserved at Usual Place THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C., MARCH 10, 1900.
A   WOMAN'S   LOVK.
,A sentinel angel, sitting high in glory,
"Heard this shrill wail ring out from purgatory :
"Have mercy, mighty angel, hear ray
story r
Hi loved���and blind with passionate love
I fell.
t��ove brought me down  to death, and
death to hell:
For God is just, ana death for sin is well.
"I do not rage against this high decree,
.Nor for myself do ask that grace shall be;
But for my love on earth who mourns for
me.
"Great spirit! let me see ray love again,
And comfort him one hour, and I were
fain
To pay a thousand years of fire and
pain."
urn said the pitying angel. "Nay, repent
lat wild vow!   Look, the dial-finger's
bent
>wn to the last hour of thy punish
ment!"
But still she wailed, "I pray thee, let me
go
������
Kan not rise to peace and love him t>o,
��� let me soothe him in his bitter woe!"
J|je lirnzen gates ground sullenly ajar,
Kd upward, joyous, like a rising star,
Ihe rose and vanished in the ether far.
But hood adown the dying sunsetsailing,
And like a  wounded  bird her pinions
trailing,
She Muttered back, with broken-hearted
wailing.
She sobbed, "I found him by the summer sea
.Reclined, his head upon a maiden's
knee���
She emled his head and kissed him.
Woe is me!''
She wept, "Now let my punishment begin !
Riave been  fond and foolish.    Let  me
in
expiate my sorrow and my sin !"
She angel answered, "Nay, sad soul, go
higher!
H> be deceived in your true heart's de-
;,.        sue
Wax bitterer than a thousand yerrs of
rtre!"
���John Hay.
A    SHORTER   WOKK    DAY.
She Moat Important Question Before the
People of Canada.
I There is no more important question
efore the Canadian people today than
le agitation for a shorter workday, and
vigorous campaign is  being conducted
various sections of the country toward this laudable object.
Trainmen in the employ of the G.T.K.
ind C.P.R. are forced to work 16 and 17
bours per day, and are often called out
Again before they are able to secure the
necessary rest. Station agents,telegraph
���peratorfl.traekmen and other employees
lave similar grievances.
Workmen in factoriesare compelled to
fork ten or twelve hours daily at such a
Hbigh tension that they are unable to use
Sheir remaining hours for eelf-improve-
���i&ent by reading, etc., but must rest to
j&repare themselves for the next day's
^lavery.
Farmers and farm laborers work from
lunrise to sunset, and th3 harder and
fSpnger they work the less they get for it.
-   yjSThe mortgage never works, but it draws
*   Interest 24 hours a day, seven days a
Reek and 365 days a year.
Clerks and owners of stores enrich the
gas and oil monopolies by keeping the.
stores open to allow the artisans an opportunity to do their trading after the
day's work is over. The merchants ought
to understand that if the factories closed
down earlier they could close their stores
earlier, and that if the factories employed more men they and the farmers
would have far more cash customers to
sell to.
Labor saving machinery has been introduced in every line, but the capitalists who spend their summers at the
summer resorts are securing all the benefit of the inventions. All the workman,
the tradesman or the farmer gets is a
living (and a very poor one compared to
the wealth he produces), and he should
not get less if he worked a shorter number of hours daily.
Wherever the experiment of a shorter
work d*y has been introduced it has
proven successful, and many of the leading manufacturers in Great Britain and
America have adopted the principle.
Public ownership of the railways and
other public utilities is becoming more
and more popular, and everyone should
do all in their power to aid the movement; but it must be recognized that
what, is wanted is a shorter work day for
all, and not only for civil servants. Too
often these persons lose their interest
in this important question so soon as
they obtain tho shorter work day for
themselves.
Socialists point out that if all able-
bodied men did their fair share of labor
the work day would only be about four
hours in duration. Statistics prove this
assertion. While socialists desire that
each person born upon earth shall have
an equal opportunity, some people still
have the idea that socialism means "dividing up." The kind of dividing up socialists believe in is the division of labor,
so that each shall be a producer, and the
millions of out-of works and the thousands of millionaires be given an opportunity to do useful work. As St. Paul
says, "Unless a man labors neither shall
he eat."
The Shorter work day is a live political
question in British Columbia today. The
law passed a year ago providing that no
person shall work underground for more
than eight hours per day went into force
last June, and the millionaire mine
owners who clip coupons and draw dividends in Toronto, Montreal and London,
England, are pulling wires and stopping
the wheels of industry throughout the
province in an endeavor to make the law
unpopular. We sincerely hope and be
lieve they will fail, as the socialist and
trade union movement has made too
much headway to allow the wheels of
progress to be reversed.
Great progress has been made in Australia, New Zealand, and many European countries, and the trades unions in
Canada and the United States have also
taken many forward steps towards a
shorter work day. We need not lose
sight of the inspiration given us by Bellamy's and Blatchford's pen pictures.but
we must try and secure some reforms
such as the shorter work day, old age
pensions and work for the unemployed
to relieve the oppressive conditions of the
day. Do this and posterity can be trusted to keep the ball rolling.���Citizen and
, Country. 	
I ���
{    The sun at its centre is three times as
: heavy as mercury.
A   TOWN   WITH   TWO   PERSONS.
"I had an experience once in running
a newspaper which has never been duplicated by any other man on earth,"
saidC. H. Pattison. "For three months
I ran a weekly paper in a town with only
two inhabitants���the postmaster and
myself. It was Congress, Col. That was
a boom mining town in 18S3, and miners
flocked in there by the hundreds on account of a 'strike.' Claims were gobbled
up like hot cakes.
"Under the raining law, after $500
worth of work is done on a claim it is
necessary to insert a notice in a newspaper of general circulation for a period of
three months. My father held an office
in San Juan county, and while out visiting him I sew an opportunity of leasing
a newspaper plant and make a lot of
money running legal notices. I did so.
For several months I did a land office
business. It was a thriving little hamlet.
"The business of the town enabled the
postmaster to make about $1500 a year.
A few months before there was to bean-
other readjustment of the postmaster's
salary things began to drag at Congress.
The mines were not panning out well.
There was a 'strike' at Telluride, and all
the miners picked up and went to that
I dace. They were followed by the merchants, saloon men, gamblers,dance hall
people and all. Whithin a week there
was no one left there but the postmaster, James Edwards, and myself. Edwards did not care to give up his post-
office as long as it paid so well. He was
from Ohio.
"I was tied up with u lot of legal publications. I was certain to get my money
for the notices as soon as they had run
the required length of time, so I could
not leave. We had everything our own
way. I would help him run his postof
fice and he would help me write hot
stuff, set it up, and pull the lever of an
old Washington hand press. The post
office was confined almost wholly
to the handling of the circulation of my
paper, the Red Mountain Pilot, about
fifty copies.
"The day that the legal notices last
appeared I told Edwards that I was going to pull up stakes and leave. His big
salary ran another month and he wanted
me to Btay, offering to divide up, but
that was no inducement. When he saw
that I was determined to leave he said,
'I'll lock up the post office and go, too.'
He turned the key in the door of the
post office and I locked the door of the
newspaper office, and we both walked
out ot town."
ALMOST   PERSUADED.
During the conversation, says the Calgary Herald, someone brought up the
name of the new Senator, G. T. Fulford,
who started life as a clerk in a drugstore,
made millions out of selling pink pills to
pale people, and is now building for himself a Carara marble palace in Brock-
ville, Ont. In appearance and stature,
Senator Fulford is not unlike a well-
known and popular gentleman who has
made a fortune in providing British
Columbians with beef. He is 45, has
some pretty daughters, could not qualify
as a college professor, but has travelled
much and delights in telling a good
story.
Some time ago a fanoy seized him to
own a mine.   Through a friend he made
it known, that he did not understand
companies, stocks, dividends, and other
technicalities, but that he was prepared
to pay $100,000 for a good mine, whether
it be gold, silver or copper.
Nov, in British Columbia there are
many men who would willingly oblige, a
friend by selling him a mine for $100,000,
and the consequence was that the millionaire pill man was soon inundated
with "propositions." Not, however, till
one came with unquestionable recommendations did he buy. Eventually he
secured the Yellowstone group, near
Ymir, Since that time the Yellowstone
has been costing him $11,090 a month for
development work. Asked one day if be
was not getting tired of accepting these
monthly drafts, he said: "Oh, that's not
much. I made $625,000 last year, and I
am laying aside $40,000 every month for
investment.'' According to all reports
he has a good property in the Yellowstone group, and when it commences to
ship ore it will rank with the best of
them.
One of Senator Fulford's favorite stories concerns Mr. Jos. Choate, who before becoming Uncle Sam's ambassador
at the court of St. James, was a successful New York lawyer. In a certain case
Choate was acting with a colleagueof the
Hebrew persuasion, who when the suit
was concluded asked him what was his
idea of the size of the bill of costs which
they were to jointly tax their successful
client.
"O, I have not thought of that yet,"
replied Choate. "How much do you
think it ought to be, I key?"
"Veil, I tink about $200," said the Hebrew lawyer.
"Well, leave it for a day or two and
I'll see," replied Choate.
Two or three days after the Hebrew
called and Choate handed him a cheque
for $750, remarking, "There's your share
of the fees in that case, Ikey."
I key looked at the cheque and then
fell on his friend's neck, crying, ' Yo-
seph, almost thou persuadest me to be a
Christian!"
Editor Left Home.
"Ah, Colonel, I thought you were
running a newspaper down at home?"
"I was, sah, until a tramp printer
struck the town, sah, and took a vile
revenge on me foh giving him half his
pav in cohdwood, sah."
"H'm.   What did he do?"
"Well, sah, I was up in Looeyville,
sah, playin'a little pokah, and lettin'
this reprobate run the papah, sah,which
I received every week at my hotel. One
morning I was shocked to find he had
referred to Kunnel Gattlin as a Jackas-
sonian Democrat. I saw in the Couyah-
Junnel that the Kunnel and his friends
had buhned the office and lynched the
nigger that used to sweep out, sah, so I
thought it would be as well to stay
away a while."
Lady���I gave you money yesterday
because you said you wanted to buy
bread; then you turned risrht around
and walked straight into a saloon with
it. Beggar���Tru,o, lady; sad, but true.
I am one uv dem absent minded beggars.
A Vienna journal declares that a local
electrician named Pollack has invented
a way of telegraphing 60,000 words per
hour over a single wire. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B.-C, MARCH 10
I
!
3
in the Dressmaking,
Ladies Furnishings and
Millinery line about
March 17th. They desire to call the attention
of Sandon ladies to the
fact that they will put in
a full stock in these lines
and solicit an early inspection.
$000000000000000000000000$
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The Dray &   Transfer  Business
Formerlv conducted by Geo.
McPherson has been taken
over by
WALMSLEY & CREECH,
who will handle all business
in this line with neatness
and despatch.
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A CIVIC ELECTION.
STOP THAT COUGH.
A good many people have
thought that a cough didn't
amount to much -most excellent
people whose friends were sorry
to lose them. Now don't make
this mistake- -a cough is the first
stop toward serious and often
fatal sickness:���stop it right
there.
Donaldson's Cough Cure In
25c, 50c., and $1.00 bottles, has
proved a marvellous cough stopper. If you've just begun to
cough, the 25c. size will fix you ;
if its an old cough, try a larger
bottle. It always releives and
except in the most desperate cases
it always cures.
F. J, DONALDSON.
Gales'
Barber Shop
ana
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
RECO AVE.
SANDON.
Lieutenant-Gooernor has Been Requested to Issue a Fiat.
The following correspondence explains the whole situation with regard
to the civic elections. It impossible to
state yet how soon the elections may be
brought off.
Victoria, March 2nd.
Frank C. SEWELL, City Clerk,
Sandon B. C.
Bill has not become law
Josbph Martin,
Attorney General.
March 6th, 1000
Totiik Hon. THK ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Victoria, B. C.
Dear Sir:���Owing to the fact that "
An Act to make special provision with
regard to the qualifications of the members of the Council of the City of Sandon," failed lo become law, and that
no election for the Mayor and Aldermen
for the year 1900 has been held, (the
Mayor and Aldermen for the year iSqq
having remained in office as provided by
Sec. 81 of the " Municipal Elections
Act") 1, being an elector of the City
of Sandon, would respectfully ask that
you bring the matter before the Lieu-
tenant-(Jovernor-in-Council in order
that a warrant may be issued for an
election as provided by Sec. 84 of the
" Municipal Flections Act."
Trusting this matter meets with your
esteemed attention at the earliest possible date, I have the honor to be be,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant
City Clerk.
Pure Teas    Pure COffee
""   BELIEVING thai the people of 8andon-ai elsewhere-appreciate u
good, clean, wholewraemiM of excellent flavor, pot opJn neat, batv.pack
f^aofiand 1 pound * ^nd at �� vera_g�����*1b��r pr|cj , ha
secured the agency tor the famous SALADA   TEA ty1"^
which have been sent to   yotiJ        , .    JL" i ,   1   \ ,,"   ls
no mistake about the true value of this  TRA    and   I   can   safely   recommend it as a delightful beverage.
Our celebrated Blend of Mocha and Jaoa Coffee
has no Equal in Sandon and all those toho haoe
used it cannot sau. too much in its praise.
ALL LINES OF FINK GROCERIES ON HAND.
H. GIEGERICH
Stein Bros.
, 1
Grocers and Bakers,
The Best Butter. Eggs and Green
Groceries.
A    FULL    LINE
OF
Best Brands of Indian and
Ceylon Tea, Mocha and Java
Coffee
Hotels and Mine Camps Supplied
Expeditiously and Satisfactorily.
None but the highest class goods
handled. Money refunded if goods are
not satisfactory.
A Car  of   Okanagan   Vegetables Just Received.
Reco Avenue - - Sandon B. C,
STOVES! STOVES!
WE HAVK THE, K.INE8T LINK OK
Coal Heaters
EVER DISPLAYED IN SANDON
STheeAFflamo8u80r Cole's Hot Blast Heater.
Our claims for this Heater are that It la adapted to anv kind of coal
CROW'S NEST, LKTUKKIDJK. or AN TH WACITK. burning all kindi
equally well,   KimlU call and Inspect our lines
H. BYERS & Co.
Sandon Bottling Co.
M. W. DAY, Proprietor.
���1 Manufacturer  of: ���
Carbonated  Drinks
of  all   kinds.
^���^���^
Ginger Ale,
Sarsparilla,
Orange Cider,
Champagne
Cider.
Folliott & McMillan.
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Contractors and Builders.
ft uoncracTors ana Builders. $
ft        Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber. #
%l 00000000000*
^ Sash, Doors, Blinds, etc, Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices.
1\> Mine and Dimension Timber always in Stock. Plans, Estimates anri
ftz   Speoifioations furnished for all Classes of Building. J
*   SHOPS OPPOSITE C. P. R. FREIGHT SHED,    f
I   RAILROAD AVE SANDON.   *
The Palace Cafe
Cody Ave.
Sandon.
Is a prior location in Sandon. It aims to please and
is here to stay. It works three shifts and has never suspended operations or cut down the quality of its output
It assays high in square meals and the largest appetite can
always be satisfied by the cluinary efforts of Littly Sammy.
Business Men's Lunch 25 cents.
....
Short Order 25 cents and up.
Sam Lloyd        Proprietor.      |

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