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The Paystreak Nov 18, 1899

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book: iv.
(jco. W. Hughes is in Spokane.
A. S. Farwell is in Sandon today.
Miss Vallance leaves this morning
for a short visit in Vancouver.
Who will be mayor ot Sandon for
1900, and who will the aldermen be ?
W. T. Godsal, of Pincher Creek,
Alberta, was a visitor in Sandon yes
Our old friend Dr. Young, who is
now a resident of Vancouver, is the
happy lather of twins.
J. K. Clark was up from New
Denver this week. He reports everything: beautiful at the Marion.
The Bank of B. C. was moved into
its new quarters yesterday. It now
has the best office in town.
W. E. Prager of the Bank of B. C.
is on a two-weeks' holiday trip to
Kamloops and Coast points.
David W. King, agent of the American smelter combine at Spokane
is expected in the camp next week.
At this time last year there was a
foot of snow on the townsite. It has
held off  longer   than    usual    this
Mrs, Win. Sudrow left for Los
Angele*on Tuesday, having received
word from Mr. Sudrow that his condition was critical.
Miss McQueen, formerly of the C.
P. H. telegraph office here, and later
ly of the Kaslo office, will be operator in the  new   telegraph   ofiiee  at
The police magistrate of Nanaimo
tined two men $10 each, and costs,
for shaking dice for drinks in a
saloon.   The city probably  needed
the muney.
A prominent and popular young
Kentlenaen of Cody and a social leader among Sandon's-fair sex are to be
married next month At least, that's
what the gossips say.
The Fire Brigade will give a ball
and supper in Virginia hall on Tuesday evening, November 2lst. Tie
former successes of the Brigade in
*uch affairs are sufficient guarantees
that this one will be enjoyable.
A miners' union was organized at
Slocan City on Tuesday night by
James.Wilkes, district organizer of
the Western Federation of Miners,
assisted by local members of the
unions at Silverton aud New Denver.
W. J, Bongough furnished two
hours solid fun to an audience of 150
pl'le at the St. Andrew's hall on
lhuisday evening. His local caricatures carried the house by storm,
a��d his storv telling and recitations
We'e equally acceptable.
She wore men's clothes and when
sneappeared before "Judge" Lilly
���W said her name was Jack Gordon,
J" on cross-examination she said
Bnewag a woman and that they
failed her "Annie Rooney." It cost
"er 550 fur wearing men's clothes.
v. H. Stratum, who has been man-
a^r of the Reco Hotel for some time,
Spokane yesterday.     Mr.  Geo. M.
Tuttle. of Spokane' succeeds him as
manager of the Reco.   Mr. and Mrs, ,
Stratum made many friends during I Soverign
their stay in Sandon
An ore bin is  to be  built at the
The appeal of the miners to have
the alien la,bor law enforced is now
in the hands of the department of
justice at Ottawa. Detailed information on which the government can
act has been furnished. The government agent at Nelson is also investigating the case.
T. Leo Peel has returned from a
trip to Europe. He was in Paris
while the Dryfus excitement was at
its height, and in London witnessed
the departure of Australian troops,
who, while undergoing a course^ of
training, volunteered for service in
South Africa.���Tribune.
D. Sullivan and Miss Brown, who
were married a few davs ago at
Rossland arrived in Kaslo last night
(Thursday) on their return home to
McGuigan. Mr. Sullivan has many
mining interests in the Slocan, and
his many friends wish the couple
long life and much happiness.���Kaslo Kootenaian.
Two men for the Payne were
brought in on Wednesday accompanied by two deputies. The deputies
were sworn in at New Denver. This
looks like a deliberate attempt to
create sentiment at the expense of
the miners. No deputies, Pinker-
tons or gun men are needed in this
camp, nor ever have been. The
miners are British subjects.
Mrs. Kate Barger, of the Waldorf
Hotel, has become entangled with
the law, A number of creditors who
believed that she intended to leave
the country without settling up,
entered action against her and she
was arrested on Wednesday and
taken to Nelson in charge of Chas.
Waterman. Edwin Cummings, of
Kaslo, is the heavies creditor.
The American Boy is putting on a
few more men.
Payne stock is advancing again in
Toronto and Montreal.
Five men have been put on at the
Ajax to sink on the vein in to No. 2
It is reported that operations will
be commenced at the Treasure Vault
next week.
A crown grant is being applied for
for the Crown Point mineral claim,
in the Jackson basin.
A tunnel contract will be let on the
Peoria, in Jackson basin. The company has recently been reorganized.
The Mine Owners Association.
A meeting of the Silver-Lead Mine
Owners Association was held at the
office of the organization on Tuesday
evening. Besides the local members
there were present Geo. Alexander,
of Kaslo; M. R. VV. Rathborn, of the
Jackson mine; J. Roderick Robertson, of Nelson; Geo. H. Aylard, of
New Denver; W. II Sandiford ot
the Bosun mine, New Denver, and
E. A. Patterson, of the Wakefield,
Silverton. As usual, the delibera
tions of the body were secret, and
nothing is known* positively of the
outcome of the meeting. There are
many rumors rife, but all lack auth-
enticacy, and any stories of motions
to disband or to resume operations
aiv mere surmises.
Closer Connections With Spokane
The rails of the Nelson &
lington have been connected with
the Crow's Nest road, and through
communication via the Kootenay
Vallev road will be offered to Spokane in a few days to Spokane in a
few days. It is claimed that by this
route there will be a saying of 24
hours between   here and   Spokane,
The Church Opening.
The opening of the new Presbyterian church on Sunday last was
largely attended, both by Sandon
people and. visitors. The ^mornin 5
service was conducted by Rev, A. M.
Sanford, and the afternoon and evening services by Rev. Robt. Frew of
The supper and concert given by
the ladies on Monday evening was
also very successful, a good evening's entertainment being furnish, d
with satisfactory financial resul s.
Besides local talent a number fr m
outside points assisted in making up
a most entertaining programme.
The new church is a very handsome and cosy little building with a
seating capacity of nearly two hundred. The hall underneath, with a
capacitp of 150, is a comfortable
room tor church entertainments of
the usual order, and altogether the
building is a very creditable addition
to the city's architecture. Financially the affairs of the church are in
a very favorable position, as only a
small balance remains outstanding,
which no doubt will soon be wiped
Mr. Cleland has finally decided to
accept the call to Eugene, Ore., and
will leave in a week  or  two for his
new field.   Sandon loses not only a
good preacher but a genial and popular citizen by Mr. Cleland's departure.   Preaching the gospel in a mining camp has from time immemorial
been regarded as a difficult task, but
J Mr. Cleland has succeeded in gaining
the respect and esteem of the many
with whom his calling   has brought
him in contact.   He is to be succeeded by Rev. Ferguson of Whitewater.
Mr. Ferguson is already well known
Bed-1 to Sandon people, and the unanimity
of his call is evidence of the esteem
in which he is held by his new congregation.
''signed his position and left fo;
The latest faker to strike town was
the   "Great   Australian Salesman,"!
whose particular line is flash jewel-
ery and a thorough understanding of
the credulity of the  human   family., >hmuw* in the time
His game is too old to be worthy of | and  with some �����^�� J~�����
description, but he found .plenty of I.^^IJ^^1}^
Licensing Tinhorns in Rossland.
Rossland, Nov. 12.-In connection
with its policy oi fining the sporting
women of the city, the police department today made a sweeping innovation when it commenced licensing
the tin-horn gamblers of the town.
Twelve of them were brought into
the police court and fined ��20 each.
They had been merely notified to be
present and each of them came prepared with the amount of his fine.
The proceedings to eject the Chinamen from the coal mines of Vancouver Island have been begun at Nanaimo. Lawyer Cassidy represents
the Dunsmuirs, and has succeeded in
having the arbitration board sittings
take place at Union as well as at
people who were willing to be divorc
ed from their collateral. Now the
boys have tin watches and an experience that comes too late. It is a
very weak game that would no lind
a few easy marks in Sandon.
Mine  Owners'  Association   to  be
Victoria, November 1C���Application will be made at the next sitting
of the legislature for the incorporation of a company to carry on the
business of miners of every description, to advance and foster the mining mtersts.especiallv the silver-lead
mining interests of British Columbia,
and numerous other powers, such as
constructing ships, railways, machinery, churches, schools, etc., ana
supplying power and light. FranK
L. Christie ot Sandon
the applicants.
is solicitor for
What Do These  Things Indicate ?
The Seattle employment agencies
have taken down their signs of
"Miners Wanted," and are employ-
no more men for the Slocan. The
advertisments for "2503 Miners at $3
a day" are disappearing from the
newspapers. A consignment of 800
pounds ot beef and 7000 pounds of
groceries was sent up to the Payne
yesterday. A small consignment of
groceries was packed up to the Last
Chance yesterday. Payne stock is
going up in Toronto and Montreal.
Overtures have been made to the
Miners' Union. The Ajax is employing men at $3-50 a shift. R. F. Tol-
mie, secretary of the Mine Owners
Association, packed his trunk and
left for Nelson on Thursday,
Scott Fleming goes to Spokane tomorrow.
The beautiful
snow  has come to
Wm. Walmsley and Tom Jones
returned from the Halcyon Springs
last night. The Paystreak.
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The Coming Platform.
The following is advanced by the
Toronto World as the platform which
will, before long, be adopted by the
party that is to sweep Canada at
forthcoming elections:
Rounding off Confederation by
taking in Newfoundland.
Imperial Fedepation and preferential Trade between the various
sections of the Empire.
Protection to Canadian industries
and a reciprocity of tariffs as between us and those who tax Canadian
products. Export duties sufficient
to compel the manufacture in Canada
of Canadian logs, wood, pulp, ores,
metals. Custom duties or bounties
sufficient to build lip a great iron
industry in Canada. :
State-owned cables between Britain and Canada, aHd between Canada and Australia..  . .,
Nationalization of the Canadian
telegraph and telephone systems as a
part of the post otlice. ;.
A national fast Atlantic service
between the nearest,available Canadian and British .ports.
Canadian railways to have their
Atlantic terminals in (Canadian ports.
Maintenance of the independence of
the Canadian national railway (the
Intercolonial) and its gradual extension westward. This* national railway to be the complement of the
last Atlantic service.
A strong and impraUal Railway
Commission to regulate rates, the relations of railways one. with the
other and with municipalities and individuals. .,...'
No railway subsidies without corresponding control and ownership of
the roads subsidized.
Laws to effectually regulate trusts,
corporations, trade combinations and
holders of patents,' iii their treatment
of the public.     ,. ��� ..'.-���-    , .
A Lesson in Economics.
The owner of a business block in
Milwaukee i&charging 820 a month
fjr allowing the sunlight to pass
over his building into the window of
a neighbor.   The latter   had rented
a room in his building on condition
that it be provided with natural
light. This was effected by cutting
a window in the wall overlooking
the property of this enterprising landlord, who promptly shut off' the light
with a tight wooden screen. When:
remonstrated with he took tho position thit the light was, his, and that1
as he had a right to erect a building
on his lot he had a right to put up
any kind of a structure -permitied by
law. An inquiry by the attorney for
the other party developed no flaw-in
the posit lorn-taken by the light purveyor, and 'his terms of $20- per
month had to be met. His neighbors,
be said, Could have nothing, belonging to him without paying for it.
According to recognized legal authorities the title to real property conveys a part'of the universe in the
form of a pyramid with its apex at
the centre of the earth and its base
at the outmost bounds of space. Thus
the sunlight did not pass over but
through the property of the light
purveyor. An earlier decision that
a meteor belongs to the man on whose
property it falls has a bearing on the
The boys of the Canadian contingent have one advantage. They do
not have to read all the poetry that
has been published about them.
Manipulating Copper Shares.
Of late a disastrous change has
come over the copper sharemarket.
Stocks have been tumbling In dire
confusion, and the great Amalgamation itself has not been able to maintain the dignity it ventured to assume
in the eyes of the world. The general shrinkage in copper share values
has been something enormous, and,
if we pay heed to the quid nuncs of
the street, the end is not.yet.
Now, in the real copper situation
there is nothing to justify the rapid
decline in values that, is, if former
prices were based upon actual conditions rather than upon deliberate
manipulation. All traders in the
metal are agreed that this year's production cannot have any marked
influence on the price. They understand that the projected combination
of the leading copper companies
failed to realize its proclaimed object.
The output ot the mines does not
keep pace with the demand, and
while consumers may have fair supplies on hand, the time is approaching when their orders must be increased. Consequently, it is fair to
assume, as John Stanton says, that
all the facts are favorable to a bull
market. Taking this for granted,
what is the matter witlr copper^1?
Conditions point to a steady market,
and yet copper stocks.are either
naturally gravitating or are being
forced to a lower level. . The American Mining -l^ews learns from a reliable source that the combine which."
boomed coppers early in the year is
now using its vast machinations.,to.,
suppress them. Its informant writes:
"Thecombino intends to reduce the
price of copper, if possible, deinj^al-
ize copper shares, make it difficult'^o
carry AmaL'a-inatcd. on .loans, and
raise sheol generally with the niin,;
ing and stock- market. White thisTs
going on. the combine will loa,d up
at its own prices. Then about January 1st Amalgamated and Anaconda
will, come forward with dividends
that will.send their stocks boornihg,
and the combine.���will unload ami
make money both Ways n *7��otf
"���;.''''"-",';^\. ���'��������� -  ;* & ���
About Smelters.    '''''-':'->'���
In building smelters there are
many things to? hfy :jtakeii into consideration. A smelter costing $100,-
000 would-require 9$ft,QGfr��etth. of
ore on hand before it Could, be blown
in. and contracts for ore .to keep the
reserve intact. The building of a
smelter is a small portion ot the outlay. There are many smelters scattered over the country, a number of
which were never blown, and others
which have been a continual source
of expense to the owners.
The conditions for the profitable
smelting of ore do not. exist in all
mining regions. The smelter must
be located where the various fluxes'
are easily obtained., The Tacoina
smelter draws its'.oresj from Aus
tralia, CentraL America, Alaska,
Colorado and British .Columbia!
There was a time when the ' Everett
smelter paid for the transportation of
silicia'carrying no value, from Eusr
ton, Washington, to its smelter.
E. R. ATHERTON Co., Ltd.
WhTiriA1 The bar9ams in our
1W 1 luD Windows. This line of
Shoes is just the. thing for Winter, to
wear inside of Rubbers and Ooershoes,
> The line of
All Wool underwear in our windows is just the same as
gou haoe always paid $3.00 and $3.50 a
suit for.
"For the first year of his married
life he came to dinner in evening
clothes." ..
"What dees he do now ?"
'"Now   he  comes  to breakfast in
OUR  LINE pf Rub-
l'-       .v..
ber Goods i�� 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 line
Kurr Rubber boots
(light weight) for
Children and Ladies.
Many men make a great mistake 1>>
sending east for clothing prices with-
out ever going to a local clothing store jo
ask their prices.
We today can and will sell you a suit as
cheap as you can buy it in the east, il* y<m
will give us the opportunity. We have added $2,000.00 worth of clothing to our
stock this fall.
*Jsl .
UeW Denver Ledge.
A meeting was called for last Friday
nigbt for the purpose of organizing a
union in New Denver, a braneh of the
Western Federation of Miners. The
Clever HaMl wa8 comfortably filled with
minors and businessmen, about'25o being:
present, and Organizer Wilkes, the
speaker of the ;eyening,, was very enthusiastically received.. The band was
in attendance, and enlivened the meet-
in., bv rendering several selections
Tin- addYess of Organfzer Wilkes was
a simple statement of facts, showing the
causes that made necessary the organization of co-operative unions among
the miners, and the good results that
had been achieved for the metalliferous
miners of the .mining sections of the
Northwest by the federation. Mr.
Wilkes is a plain, impassionate speaker
and talks as a workingman to working
men He brought ont many good points
in relation to the eight hour law that
thoroughly pleased his audience, and
stated that be bad received letters from
politicians on the coast, of both tbe
government party nnd the opposition,
pledging their support to tbe law, and
stating that it would never be repealed.
Mr. Wilkes was particularly careful
to warn the men who would be mem;
hers of the union to be organized
against any action that might be construed ��a an infraction of tbe law. Let
the other side do that, said he.
He regretted that the country, and
particularly this section, should be
forced to suffer because of the lockout,
and sincerely hoped the question would
soon be settled. He was confident that
the managers could have averted the
trouble had thev In the first place treated their employes like men He had
lived for fifteen years in a mining community where the employers always
treated with ihe men direct in questions of differences between them, and
in all that time there had been perfect
harmony. And it was his belief, that
had the mine managers gone to tbe
miners with their case a', the inception
of the eight-hour law, instead of getting
together iu secret and issuing their ultimatum, they would never have forced
upon the Slocan the past four months of
depression. The difficulties that the
mine managers claim tbe law thrusts
upon them are large imaginary, said
lie. Thev must be imaginary, for they
have never tried the law and could not
speak with authority. If the managers'
union and the miners' union under
stood each other better, if each would
try to understand the other, and treat
the other in a spirit of conciliation, he
was confident that all friction between
them would disappear and harmony
Would prevail. To bring this condition
ofaffaira about Mr. Wilkes said the
union would do its utmost, and he pre-
dieted that, if the managers would do
���� much, the difficulty now existing
would soon be overcome.
Taking np the question of the importation of Italians, Mr., Wijkos said he
was not at all worried about that move.
Ho knew that such action by the mine
owners engaged ln the business would
"e unanimously condemned by the
citizens of British Columbia, and would
lengthen the arm of labor. Moreover;
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he could assure his hearers that no
more Italian laborers would be imported
as ijteps had already been taken to prevent it.., He sad the union would use
every legitimate means to secure tbe
enactment of legislation that would
help them to beLer their condition, to
make themselves and the community
more prosperous, and to keep out of the
mines of Kootenay the ignorant classof
workmen wbo are not ?nd will not become citizens of Canada. The union,
be said, was striving to bring its members to tbe highest standard of proficiency as workmen and citizens, and it
would do it. They all, or nearly all,
were voters and they would see that
the political pledges made to them before election would be carried out
when the office, was secured.
The speaker said he was at a' loss to
see wherein the eight-hour law was at
fault for the present eondUiors.' He
very well knew what the mine managers and their political allies said was
wrong with it. but. on the other haid,
these very same men wiil say they ara
heartily in accord with the principle of
the eight-hour law. In accord with the
principle, but opposed to anything that
will make tbe principle operative!
They were not deceived by these fawning, smooth-tongued politicians. They
believe in the principle, they believe in
high wages, they believe in unionism!
Then what in the name of reason is the
iu conclusion Mr. Wilkes predicted
the early settlement of the present
trouble. He was very glad to come to
Sew Denver and organize a union, and
hoped its members would so conduct
themselves that their union would be a
recognized power for good in the peace
ible sett lenient of all questions affecting
labor and capital*. He thanked the
hand, tbe, business men and citizens
generally for according him a hearing,
and especially the press for the fair
treatment tbe question has received.
In conclusion of his remarks those
not eligible to membership dispersed
aud tbe organization of the New Denver Miner's Union was effected, with 52
names on tbe membership roll. The
following officers were elected: President, I) J*. Weir: vice-president, Julius
Wolfe; secretary. C. M. Nesbitt: treasurer, Peter Lindquist: warden, Geo.
M.Davis; conductor, T  Lloyd.
Since, tbe closing down of the C. P. R.
operations, the town has been much
quieter, and quite a number have left.
The Duncan sawmill has not been
running regularly of late owing to the
scarcity of log* *nd W breaking up of
the crew
The K & 8. h'is increased their force
!tnd everything indicates that they
mean to push along the road as rapidly
as possible.
Harry Swan, IheK.&S.Ry bridge
superintendent, is here and will start
work on the bridge as soon as the, null
can turn out the required material.
until recently been running the Twelve
Mile House betwden here afid Trout
Lake City.   ; '��� ���   -       i
Capt. Cameron has struck it rich on
the opposite side'of the lake from this
city.   His claims are seemingly rich in
copper.   He has already had offers for \
the property.
Jack Lowes our well-known and popular hotelman, has left, intending to
spend the winter in the cent belt. Jack
will regain his health and we hope that
he may return in the near future.
The city of Duncan wiil not be far
behind its sister towns. It is to be the
headquarters for the Ki&S./'The C.
P. R: may also have a station here, and
both companies have order's 'out for
steamers triply oh the; lakeland upper
river. It is doubtful if the K: & S. will
build further than'to this point for some
years.' ....,, i-..i
H H. Dunbar for some time pronator of the Duncan House, leased
JnUv the Simpson Bros., has assigned
, the latter firm/Last accounts be was
in Seattle
Jack Carmichael has rented the barroom of the Victoria  House.   He lias
J. M. Williams has returned to town
from a business trip to the Old Country.
W. J. Goepel, provincial auditor, inspected the bookB of the local record office on Monday.
The new echoolhouse will be finished
in about ten days. Thehuilding is large
and particularly well lighted'and ventilated.
The necessary alterations are to be
made to the Church of England building
so that services may be held early next
E)The management of the Chapleau is
bringing in 10 head of pack animals, to
be used in freighting to ahd from the
mine. A large stable will be built at
Lemon siding.
Lumber Hen Combine.
After months of negotiation, a big
lumber company has been floated to acquire several Kootenay and Boundary
creek saw mills. The capitalization o*
the company is $500,000, and the head
office will be located in Greenwood.
The incorporators are A. Fisher and L.
nine, wbo own mills at Greenwood and
Rossland, and Messrs Geneileand Pou-
pore, the well-khoWn Kootenay lumbermen, whose mills1 are at Nakusp and
Robson. The new cottipany will operate mills at Nakusp, Robson, Greenwood, Phoenix, Eholt, Rock Creek and
Long Lake. Mr. Poupore is general
manager, while Mr Fisher will manage
the mills in the Boundary creek district.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares
and no real benefit.���Penn.
' 'When the judgment is weak the prejudice is strong-��0'Hara.
Politeness is good nature regulated
by good sense,���Sydney Smithi
Those who are greedy of praise prove
they are poor in merit'.'���Plutarch.
>\n acre of performance is worth the
wpole world of promise.���Howell.
Pride is increased by ignorance; those
assume the most wheknow the least���f
Gay. ��� J   -���    ���    ������ h v   n
The higher we rise, the more isolated
we become; alleleVatirins are cold.���De
'Bouffices.     ���    n j.   . ������. u n ...
Punctuality is the stern virtue of men
of business, andHhe graceful courtesy
Of princes.���Bulwer.    '       ���!,..*-
He travels safe and not unpleasantly
who is guarded by poverty and'guided
bv love.^-Sfr P.Sidflev: ��� �� 	
There are no persons more solicitous
about the preservation of rank than
those Who have no rank at all.���Shen-
stohe.'     ' :   '' ���      "���'���  ��� >������������������
, Pleasure is very seldom found where
it is sought. Our brightest blazes ot
glrtdnessare commonly kiltdiVl by unexpected sparks.���Johnson.
I    '/'   .     . ,   l    .   I U_!
Wanted Ton Much.
"Please, sir," said the bellboy to a
Texas hotelkeeper, HNo. 40 says there
ain't no towel in his room."
"Tell him to use one of the window
"He says, too, that there ain't no pillows."   I ��� ��� ��� ���������
"Tell him to put his coat and vest under his head."
"And he also wants a pitcher of water."
"Grumbler! He's the worst I ever
Saw in ray life. Carry him up the horse^
pail." '       ' ���
"He wants to know if he can have a
"Here, confound him! give him this
lantern, and ask him if he wants the
earth, and if he'll have it fried on only
one* side or turned over."
ii | ,.. _.���._,���| p+i���1_
��� Lady, to milkman���How "is it that
your milk is so poor and thin?
; Milkman���Why, mum,the cow 'as just
lost 'er calf, an' she shed a few tears in
the pail afore I could prevent 'er!
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries, Pry Goods,
We carry the best lines that money can buy, and,  buying in large quantl-
'  " ties, save you the extra profit, s   ���
Sandon       Rossland        Greenwood       Grand Forks THE PAYSTKEAK, SANDON, B. C, NOVEMBER 18, 1899.
The   Paystreak.
Is Issued every Saturday In Sandon, In the heart
of the greatest White Metal camp on earth.
Su'iscrlptlon      ��� ...      $2.00 a year
Strictly In advance.
Address: The 1'aystukak, Sandon, B.C.
Wm. MacAdams.
SANDON. B. C, NOV. 18,  1899.
The mine owners of West Kootenay overreached themselves when
they imported a lot of Italians irom
the United States to work in the
mines. British Columbia has no need
of Italians to work in her mines. The
merchant, the manufacturer, the
artisan, the laborer, the capitalist, all
have reason to oppose such a move.
The future of British Columbia depends upon her masses. If all labor
is to come down to the basis of Chinese
and Italian wages, the days oi prosperity in British Columbia will soon
be over. Good wages mean good
times and more rapid development of
every resource of the country. The
money earned by the Italian and
Chinaman is sent away. It is never
invested in hemes and home improvements. Not a dollar of it is spent in
public spirited enterprise. They are
a class that absorb but never give up.
The bare necessities of life keep them,
and very little of their money circulates in the legitimate channels of
trade. One white man working at
good wages is better for a community
than 20 Chinks or Dagoes.���Cran-
brook Herald.
New Denver Ledge.
The Miners' Union oi New Denver
starts off well. Its membership roll
has 52 names upon it, and its officers
are men oi sterling character, conservative in all their dealings with
public questions and dignified in conducting any business they take hold
of. Another feature In favor of the
new organization is that all of its
members are men who are actually
engaged in mining for a livelihood.
Men who are not so engaged are not
eligible to membership and are refused admission, however strong their
inclinations may be in that direction.
This is the correct principle, and
is the only basis upon which to build
a successful labor organization���one
that will be ot assistance to its members and of permanent good to the
community in which it is organized.
Men who are not engaged in mining
for a livelihood have no more right
to be in a miners union that has a
carpenter in a printers' union, or a
tailor in a blacksmiths' union, and it
is contrary to all principles of unionism for them to be admitted. It is
more for personal gain that they are
there, and the union that permits
them to enter does so at tremendous
This has been proven time and
again in years past, and the history
of any union that has permitted it
has had written across its charter the
word failure. Repeated weeding out
must be done even in the best labor
organizations, and what must the result be when every Tom, Dick and
Harry is admitted to membership?
As an illustration of what can be
done by a conservative organization
the International Typographical Union may be named as the most successful. This organization has ever
observed the strictest investigation of
the merits of an applicant for admission and it is next to impossible for a
man who not a practical printer to
become a member. As a result of
this close scrutiny that organization
heads the list as the most conservative
of all trades unions, and yet it is the
strongest and most successful. They
accomplish their ends by lawful, intelligent action, and employers all
over the United States and Canada
are glad to put their composing rooms
under the union, because, as the
Spokesman-Review puts it, they feel
that in return for iair wages they
will receive iair treatment and efficient service, their newspapers will
be printed on time 365 days in the
year, and their materials and machinery will be well cared for. As a
result, employe and employer enjoy
mutual respect and confidence, and
each is glad to advance the other's
Commenting upon the disaster tl at
befell a part ot General White's command at Ladysinith in the recent
brush with the Boers, the blame for
which was laid upon the old army
mules, who cannot talk, the Toronto
Telegram says: "It would be just as
well for Canada to remember in this
hour of grief and calamity that the
foundations of the British Empire are
not to be shaken by the results which
followed the bad behavior of a few
army mules. Canada is prepared to
do her duty to the Empire up to the
hilt, but England is not so short of
men that this country need plunge
uninvited into the work of raising an
other regiment. When Britain wants
another regiment she has only to say
so, and Canada will answer. Meanwhile the British in South Africa
seem to be suffering from a lack of
accomplished mule-whackers. It
might be well for the Laurii r gov
ernment to ask whether the War
Office would not appreciate the help
of a corps of trained diplomats who
have learned how to reason with
mules on the pack trails of British
There is no hope for the newspaper
jacklegs of the Slocan. You can't
cure a man ot the newspaper habit.
This is the story Jake Admirc's son
used to tell on him: Jake swore off
on the newspaper habit and went into business. The son took the print
shop and the old man was so relieved
that he would not even enter the
office. By and by the boy began to
notice that the back door of the office
would be open of mornings, but nothing was stolen. After this had been
repeated several times, he determined to watch for the intruder. In
the early morning, when the roosters
began making their toilets, the young
man noticed his father slip out of the
back door of the family home and
come sneaking along to the rear of
the office. Jake entered and the
young man followed. Jake simply
went and sat down by the ink keg
and smelled it. The newspaper habit
had not been cured.
The Philosopher tells us that early
weddings are the parents ot early
divorce, and this is undoubtedly true
where divorce is the easy and accepted remedy for all matrimonial
eruptions. America is afflicted with
sentimental influenza. Sentiment is
a good thing; so is vanilla, but they
are both nothing but flavors. All
cake and no bread will not do. Rose
water is sweeter than Limburger
cheese, but the cheese is more useful.
Look at that young pair making love
in a luxurious parlor. Are thev
thinking of the future? Sec those
two spooning and turning their s om
achs into ice-cream freezers Are
they dreaming of what is to come?
Young people should be made to do
their love-inakinjr in a retail grocery.,
The hams, bacon, tea and coffee
would keep in view the practical and
more enduring side of married life���
the grocery bill. Sentiment hinges
on digestion. You may as well try
to be intellectual with an empty head
or respectable with an empty pocket.
We should prescribe for love-sick
young people an extended diet of
sauerkraut. We attribute the pro
verbial happiness of German married
life to this union of perfume and cab
bage. When single, stay so or economize for the future. in time of
peace prepare for war. Will "what
will keep one keep two?" Certainly,
it will keep them���hungry. Love is
not a heart affection, it is a brain disease, an insanity whose asylum is too
often a stuffy, little, third-storV, back
room, with horsehair furniture, a
"God Bless Our Home" on the wall,
and no visitors but babies and collectors.
1 he mine managers, it is claimed,
are averse to giving in to the Miners
Union in the wago trouble because a
certain element have persistently
heaped indignities upon them. The
managers certainly have a position
to hold that entitles them to respect,
but no more so than the Miners' Union.     It is not with the few individ
uals that the managers are dealing,
but with the Western Federation of
Miners, an organization that is more
powerful    than many    associations
like that of the managers of the Slocan.   The actions of a  few ol the
miners are no more commendable than
the actions of a few ot the mine man
agers, who, when the trouble began,
made the assertion that  "we can get
all the men we want at $3, and we'll
shoot the fir t union man that steps
foot on our ground to interfere with
them."    Such   rash   statements are
quite as bad a* anything that a few
radical union men  may have done.
On the whole,  the mine managers
cannot complain of the treatment they
have received at the hands of the
Union.   They were not prepared to
fight so formidable an organization as
the Federation, and all their plans
that looked so feasible to their inexperienced   eyes  at   the Association
meetings faded dismally when con
fronted bv the old experienced labor
lenders of the Federation.     Many a
good general has had to capitulate to
save his army,  and the mine man
agers should not allow their dignity
to stand in the way of reason.     It is
no disgrace to be upset by a superior
foeiuan, and they may as well crawl
down now as two months later.��� The
An old Scotch gravedigjjer was remon-
st rated with one day at a funeral for
making a serious overcharge for digging
S grave. ".Well, ye see, sir," said the
old man in explanation, making a in -
tion with his thumb toward the grave,
"him and me bad n bit o' a till twa or
three years syne ower a braw watch I
selt him, an' I never been aide to tret the
money out o' him yet. 'Now,' says I to
myself, 'this is my last chance, and I'll
better tak it.' "
Scene: Cabstand near London. Lady
distributing tracts, hands one to cabby,
who glances at it, bands it back, ami
says, politely:
"Thank you, lady, but I'm a married
Lady, nervously looking at the title
and reading, "Abide With Me," hurriedly departs, to the great delight of tbe
"Tell me,'' says Larry, "what the
Unoited Shtates has iver done for the
"A good dale,"spoke up Pinny, "she's
had her pa|>er money madegrane on wan
Verily, verily, it does seem as if
Christianity, modernized by man,
were stepping to hell to waltz time.
The church that is up-to-date thinks
nothing of taking a hand with the
devil at his most popular game. It
will not be surprising to see, within
jthe next decade, church services
wound up with a dance.
At least forty American lawyers are
endeavoring to earn a livelihood In
Manila. ONE     DAY.
Some dav, some day, you or I alone,
Must look upon the scenes we two have
Must tread the self-same paths we two
have trod.
And cry in vain to one who is with God,
To lean down from the Silent Realms
and say, i
"I love you," in the old familiar way.
gome day���and  eaeh  day, beauteous
though it be,
Brings closer that dread hour for you
or me,
Fleet footed  Joy,   who   hurries   time
Is yet a secret foe who dries us wrong,
Speeding us gaily, though he well doth
Of yonder pathway, where but one may
' go.
Oh. heart of mine, through all these
perfect days,
Whether of white Decembers or green
There runs a dark thought like a creep
ing snake,
Or like a black thread, on  which by
some mistake
Life has strung  the   pearls  of happy
A thought which borders all   my joy
with tears.
Av, one will go.   To go issweet, I wis���
Yet God must needs invade some special bliss
To make His Paradise seem very dear
To one win) goes and leaves the other
To sever souls so bound by love and
For any one but God would be a crime.
Yet  Heath  will   entertain his own, I
To one who stavs, life gives the gall to
To one who stays, or be it you or mo,
There waits theUarden of Gothseinane.
"dark, inevitable and awful day,
When one of us must go and one must
���Tall Mall Magazine.
There is good advertising-, there; is
advertising which is poor because it
does not bring results, and there is bad
advertising wliicli is not only poor advertising but is actually Injurious t
the business which it is supposed t
I nder any of these heads there are
numerous subdivisions. It is very hard
to tell in which class any advertisement
belongs until it shall have been tested
for a co" sidcrable time.
Hui there are two styles of advertising practiced by retail stores, which
Stand out in strong contrast from everything e|S(. ^d jt |s ,.ss,M,ti;,| that every
man consider carefully which class he
wishes to use. Here are some1 of the
Principal differences between bargain
and specia| sale advertising, and the
quiet, modest advertisement which is
used day after day.
" '' use the term bargain advertising
not as applvingtothe legitimate special
prices which a store is honestly enabled
to occasionally offer, but to tha' class of
advertisements Which by using starting announcements and promising
H��me remarkable saving, have as their
"IHmate object the bringing of people
Into the store.
Generally some misfortune has happened to some one. The manufacturer,
or the shipper, or the buyer has made
s��n>e mistake for which he must suffer.
"'is kind of advertising appeals
Pri'Hipallvto people who think them-
S(,|v<'s too sharp to be cheated.     Their,
���i���[S���EA^ B. C, NOVEMBER
18,   1899.
best julgment tells them that such an
advertisement is largely a misrepresentation. After the excitement has
died away and they realize that they
have been bamboozled into paving full
value, they very naturally decide never
to patronize the store again, and are
apt to advise their friends of the deception.
While business is on the rush at such
a store there is big profit in it, but there
is also a great deal of dissatisfaction
among the customers.
There are legitimate reasons arising
in the ordinary course of business
which occasionally induce a merchant
to give unusual values. If his reputation has been spoiled by faky advertising his honest announcement of real
bargains will have little weight.
The second stvle of advertising is
much slower in producing results and
when the merchant has among his competitors an advertiser of the first sort
he is apt to feel that his advertising is
not paying. His course is perfectly
plain. Continue straightforward talks,
raking un each little point which local
conditions of trade make possible and
offering in each advertisement articles
of superior merit and so reasonable in
price that thev are instantly recognized
as being honest bargains.    That is all.
Presenting bargains of this kind you
will find that people are not dissatisfied,
that they will tell their friends that
your advertising is truthful. Their repeated coming and continued buying
will insure your success
The advertising with a big hurrah
brings many people���once. The truthful, straightforward advertising brings
less people on the given day but they
come time after time and bring their
friends with them.
It is no use for the man who has es
tablished a reputation as a fakir to attempt the more quiet edvertisinir. Like
the man addicted to cocaine, his only
salvation is to continue on the same
lines, increasing the dose from time to
time until he has exhausted his territory. This result is inevitable ���W. I).
The following suggestive sentiment
is expressed by an exchange: "Preach
ing is a good thing if it is not overdone. The pulpit has not lost its power
nor will it as long as the world stands
but it is crippled sometimes by undertaking too much This town is a fair
sample. Here there is preaching upon
preaching. The result is that the town
18 put to sleep spiritually, the sermons
get thin and the preachers get their
brain-pans exhausted. Fewer sermons
with more in them would be lighter
work for the preacher and more helpful
for the congregations
"The average preacher is expected
to prepare two strong, sane and serious
sermons for Sunday and a sermonet for
Wednesday evening prayer meeting.
Then he must do a round of social visiting that is interminable He must
conduct funerals and weddings. He
must stir up his church officers, keep a
look out upon all the organizations of
the church, assist all reform movements
dine out, go  to religious associations
This sort ot
pie. It is wearing on the nerves and
not strengthening to spiritual nature.
"The Sabbath was given as a day of
rest. It has been turned into a day of
hard work with half a dozen meetings
and a big dinner. Between digesting
the sermons and the big dinner, attending the services and reading the newspapers, the average religiously inclined
citizen isa dishrag on Monday morning.
One good, strong, thoughtful, inspiring
sermon on each Sabbath morning, a
Bible school earlier or in the late afternoon, then if you please, a twilight
praver service, and the Sabbath will be
nearer its original intent than under
the present hop, skip and jump fashion."
When I have time I'll pause and turn
I'll take the narrow way;   forsake the
I'll shun the thoroughfares where traffic
Forever and anon.
Where lucre's sheen the soul of mankind blinds,
But drives and shoves him on;
And guides his fingers to his neighbor's
And sinks him to perdition's depths or
I'll quit these scenes, some day���
When I have time.
ore that will yield $200 or $300 was
taken out. The lead runs up the hill
and has been traced several hundred
feet. It is the owners' intention to
work all winter, taking out and shipping the ore.���The Ledge.
New Inventions.
Below is a list of new inventions recently patented by various inventors,
through the agency of Messrs Marion
A Marion, New York Life building,
04,555, J. E. Janelle, St. Phillippe de
LaPrairie, device for protecting trees
from caterpillars; 64,503, Allan H. Tattles, Oneonta, N.Y., nut; 64,539, Joseph
Lemire, Drummondville, stump extractor; 632,060, F. Ponton and P. Grenier;
Marieville, drain ditching plow; 633,244,
L. M. Labelle, St. Jacques l'achigan,
fertilizer distributor; 633,204, C. M.
Maynard and E. Frederick, Campbell
ford, Ont., Cycle propelling mechanism;
633,926. A. ^remblav, Arcadia, Oregon,
rail joint; 633,800, H. R. Casgrain, of
Quebec, carburettor; 633,981, C. I. Ber-
Oeron, St. Gregoire, clothes pin.
Since the American occupation over
100 saloonr. have been opened in Manila
When I have time, at home I'lbspendit
I'll kiss the face that greets me at the
And bv my tired wife I'll take my place,
Her burdens will I share.
I'll smooth her way;   I'll banish from
her face.
The shad'wy clouds of care.
I'll hie me to the byways; the oppressed
i'll aid; I'll comfort the distressed.
These things I'll do, and more���
When I have time.
When 1 have time I'll make my peace
with God;
I'll tread the paths that  other saints
have trod;
I'll take mv dusty Bible from its shelf,
And'read it through and through.
I'll learn to love my neighbor as myself
(A precept learned by few),
And then, some day, I'll lay me down
to rest,
Well satisfied that I have done my best
���Some day: not now; not yet;
When I have time.
���L P. Hext.
In response to a telegraphic enquiry
sent by the Kamloops Sentinel as to
what steps the government would take
to enforce the Alien Labor law in the
Slocan and so frustrate the efforts of the
Silver-Lead Mine Owners' Association
to import cheap foreign labor, Sir Wilfred Laurier wired that the government had not as yet received the detailed information which had been sent
forward from the Slocan, but from the
tone of Sir Wilfrid's dispatch it is safe
to assume that the government will not
hesitate to give the Canadian residents
of the Slocan the protection they asked
Work on the Capeiia, on Goat mountain, was resumed last week. What is
known as the lower or ruby sMver lead
was opened up, and it has proven to be
something far better than any of the
leads vet tapped on this promising
group.* A tunnel is being driven in on
the lead, which is carrying very high-
<rrade  ore from the  grass roots.
Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,
International Navigation &
Trading Company,
and Study between tunes.
Schedule of Time.    Pacific Standard
Passenger  train for Sandon   and
way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a
in. daily,  returning,  leaves Sandon
at 1:15 p.  m., arriving at   aslo at
3:55 p. in.
& TRADING CO.,  operating on
Kootenay Lake and River.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.
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.
Lenves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
at 7 a in., connecting with steamer
International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.
Retur.ting leaves Bonner's Ferry at
7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays
and Sundays, connecting with str.
International tor Kaslo, Lardo and
Argenta. Direct connections made at
Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern
Railway for all points east and west.
Steamer International leaves Kaslo
for Lardo and Argenta at 8:45 p. m.
Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer
Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and
Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.
Steamers call at principal landings
in both directions, and at other points
when signalled.
Tickets sold to all points iu Ca> ada
and the United Statas. To ascertain
rates and full information, address���
Robert Irving, Manager.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.
Freight and Ticket Agt., Sandon. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C��� NOVEMBER 18, 1899.
The following is a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded' during this
week in the several mining divisions of
the Slocan. Those of New Denve* were
as follows!-	
Nov 3���Night'Hawk.'hr Rbsebery, J
H McAulay.
4���Mother Hirigly ? McGuiga�� basinf J
C Ryan.
6���Number One, Noble Five mt, J A
Whittier. Number Two, same, same.
Seattle'Fraction, near'Bear Lake, W.
Flager. Nonpareil Fraction, same1, W C
McLeai. :
7���Central, on Carpenter creek, GH
Main, ��� Black Hawk Fraction, Noble
Five mt, F C Baker. Single Tax, near
Cody; JBHuey.
10���Sunset, Kaslo road, H Anderson.
Four Mile, Four Mile cry F Liebscber:
Nov 1���Specttlatorr "Elk, Consolidated",
Virginia.' 2���Turris, Chamber^Wellington, jfajy Gould, Eureka, LH G. 3���Far
Away. 6���Edna Kate and No 3 Fractions". 8���Marco Polo, !DrumIummori,
Home Stake.* '9��� Rico; Royal "City,
Roval City Fraction;' and' Texas Boy
Fraction, all for 3year8?,ChicW JO���Mikado Fraction, Alice, SdnnSe-No 6. 11���
Concord, Boston.   13���Mollie^
Mrs TSlo'anr "Copper, reloc Topaz, J A
Andersow:*'�� u
:��� 6���Black����c*,'��pringer:cr, Fred Clement.-- u ���
87-Silver ��� Fl&t*>Dayton i <$reek, J T
Tipping.   ...
9���Zoe, reloc LodeM E Bothermel.
li���Argoj reloc* Arena,��P Nolan.
A88E88MKHT8.   ��� -
Nov 1���Legal Tender No3. 2���Carson.
3-J-Boriah'Jia:1 7���Louise Fraction. 8���
1  :       CKRTh*ft5WKS 0T IMPROVEMENT.
Nov 5���Erin.
Nov 7-Black'Cloud H.E M Brindle
m Golden Beftt X�� J B Thompson to Chas
Fa^as.    *
9���1 and U x/z J Anderson to J Woodcock.
10���Biwabick 2-9, J- A Powers to Wm
Hunter. ���
11���Saddle Rock and Gold Crown, all,
B F McNhugh* to>N F M��Naugbt; $6000.
Nov 11���B F McNaught to N F McNaught, to Saddle Rock and Gold Crown
Oct 23���Oom Paul X, W H Brandon
to CKioffer, Oct 23.
Golden Chariot and Willard' $, M -E
Bragdon to D F Bark, Sept-9.
Gibraltai all, E M Quirk to W P Dickson, Oct 3.
Cliff Extension %, P-Daly to M R W
Rathborne, Sept 20; $140.
Chicago No 2 1-16, F P O'Neill to B
Goodwin, Oct 12: $1125,
Codv and Joker Traction* 5-24, F H
Lantz to John McQuillan, Oct 11.
27���Deception, Lone Star 'and Colonel
Sellers {, L H 608-1000, W Hunter to J
30���L D Fraction J; C Freeman to J
Same %, same to L W Toms.
Cawnpore Fraction all, E Harrop to C
Gates, Sept 26; ���
Iselin all, E M Sandilands to C H
Thompson, Oct 16.
Mowitch all, A E Fauquier to J H
Morati, Oct 30.
Nov 2���Rustler, all, Frank Watson to
W W Spink, July 4.
8���Tramp Planet; all, O Dart to A S
Farweh\ Nov f>.
BrunBwick 1:6, W H Robertson to H
Wilson, Oct 21.
9���Cbico J, James. O'Brieti'to John
Brinen, April 3; $50.
11���Mountain Scenery' and Continual
1-16, J C Butler to H C Wheeler and-F
Liebscher, Oct 31.
Mineral King % Mary Mackay to J
Sheridan, May%.
13���Emma No 2 #, H D McDonald to
T H Hoberi, May 30.
Grand View all, J M Kellv to FT
Kelly,, Oct 3. .   ���
Willard, 1-6 each, G M Willard and P
Perkins tc J G Gordon. Oct 4: $150.
Willard %, J G GordWto D F Burke;
Nov 11,
POWER' OF ArrORNEY.    ���
Oct 23���M E Bragdon to James Bowes,
July 19.
Oct 24���Centaur, Eaglo Fraction, Midnight, Iron Clad, Emily Edith Fraction,
Eagle, Irene FractiorV.;ji
28���St Charlfes/
SLOGAN "* Vltt   blVISION1.'''
Nov 1��� Sharrrtorf,' Robaon' cr,'.T A McKinnon.
Guy Manrieriutf, 4th d f Lemdrri'C E
Miller.   Annie Mac, Twelve Mile, Walter I    81���Morla, R Green to Excelsior Gold
Clough. | Mine* B'C Ltd.'
4���White Star.bet Springerand Lemon J   NbvT���Lanra F, A D Westbyto J B
cr, J T Beauchesne.   404, reloc Olympia,''TownSend1.^
Oct 11���Ainslie, Bear Trap cr, J A
Mitchell; Happy. Thought, same, J B
12���May, John, Puddingbowl cr, J M
16���Lakeview, Houser lake, A E
Doiudet.'Chiefton, same, W Leavell.
Gordon, same, Jno Chapman.
i7���Jay, Bear Trap cr, L Hagglund
20��� Redemption, Blue Ridge, N F
Mackay. Kaslo, Meadow cr, A Campbell, A W Palmer, F E King, Geo M
Gilbert.   Central, same.
23���BC4r, nr London m c, John Bas-
28���Copper (Jueen, Alice, Davis cr,
H D Curtis. Eva, Cedar cr, J F Westby;. Duncan, American river, Guss
30���Examiner, Goat cr, W Enanlse
31���MasfcotyGoat et, A ORebel. Marguerite, Kaskyer, A O Rebel.
Nov 1���Montefctnrta fr, Hot Springs
Camp, F E PerrV. Bertha fr, Camp
MansMd, "B Marfsflfefd;
Qct lS^KitchctMryOttaWa,Mountain
Goat. 20���Blub B1r<*, St John, Boss,
Black Diamond, Bright Hope, Truant
21���Morning. '23���Hidden Treasure.
24^-Crowrf Point," Saird and Sinco,
OpherNoS. 27���Sailor Bov, Salute,
Bob Reid, Gem fr. 28���Chieftain, Little ' Johnny, Alma fr. 30���Superior.
31r-<-Mona fr, Riverside. Nov 1���Free
SilverVlda'C H.
Oct 90-iPh0enlx to Mahonev &
Adams; Da toy, California and Black
Fox to Jas Dunsmuiv,
hct 18���Lucky Strike, >4, H Allen to
Rjgtewart, *300.
bj���Truant-and Bright Hope, | each,
Thos Workman to Alec Grant, %~m.
24��� Mountain Rose, J, Jas Anderson
toiWm Black.
25���Hazel, H Williams to Hazel Min-
ingland'Devfefrtpmetit Co.
20���Climax, 1, A O Mooers to W P
Dickson, $111'.75.
28���Old Mock, A Erickson to A C
Van Markeake.   ���
True Blue and Peacock, J, M A
Stephenson to Mrs Maggie Stephenson.
Duncan, J, G Leaf to Chas Grant.
30��� Multonah, F. T Aitkins to R Hed-
Treadwell, W H Crawford to C Plowman; $1,500.    '
John A, R R McFarlane to C Plow
man, $950.  i
Half a century ago the north shore of
Lake Superior was an important mining section, and produced great quantities of copper.   Appearances indicate
that the region will again rank as a
large producer of copper.     The Parry,
Sound district is also coming to the
front, and while copper mining there is
asiyet in its initial stages the indications are most favorable.   The demand
for the metal is almost unlimited,   During the first six mouths of 1899 the out-
put  of copper  in  the  United States
reached the total of 124,487 tons, or an
average of 20,748 tons per month.   The
mines in Europe within the same period
have produced a total of 43,629 tons.
In Europe, notwithstanding the bulk
produced since January 1, the entire
stock of copper does not exceed li>,000
tons.   Within five years the price of.
copper has advanced from 10 cents to
18J and 19 cents per pound.     In ia9l
copper   was   produced from the  best
mines and  delivered in New York at
about 8 cents a pound    Today the cost
of production and delivery is near to 6
cents per pound.    The  constantly increasing use of copper in electric devices and appliances of every sort has
swelled  the  demand   for   tlie   metal
wherever  electricity is   being   introduced.   Sinew 1891 the demand has increased .*��0 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 fraction less than 4 per cent      Meanwhile,
the demand from abroad has been constantly augmented, and since; January
1, 63,420 tons of copper have been exported from America.
working the American ,Boy vein, the
apex of which it is claimed is oii the
TreasureVault ground. The Treasure
Vault isan 1891 location, and under tho
Mineral Act of that year its owners
have the right to follow the dip of any
veins that may. have their apex within
the side lines of their ground.
Pi is the name of the editor nf the
Mensajero C'atolico. .
Daily concerts are to be given by the
governor's band in Guam.
Traces of gold have been found iu the
prbvinee of Puerto Principe.
Five Havana newspapers advocate
annexation to the United States.
The, Havana Advertiser says that
what the city most needs i6aSl\CA.
At least forty American lawyers are
endeavoring to earn a livelihood in
Since the American occupation over
400 saloons have been opened in Manila
Haifa doz.-n American women are
earning a living as stenographers in
Saloonkeepers complain because they
caunot sell liquor to  private soldiers in
Nine-tenths of the islanders at Guam
caa read and write;, and it is reported
thciy are rapidly learning English
Paymasters and commissariat officials
of [the German army receive special
training iu examining the qunlity of
foml supplied to tlu; army.
Got off easily���"When  I  asked  for a
j rise, I  told   my employer  I   had grown
gray in liissorvice." " .V.iit lid hm.iy?
"lie said if I luu' worked anywhere eton
I probably would have got UiM. "
Wmit to Follow the Dip.
Application was- made before Judge
Forin of Nelson last week by the defendants in the ease of Bi'ndeh vs. the
American Boy Mining Company, for security for costs. The order was made.
This is a case in which Brad en, as
owner of the Treasure Vault mineral
claim, is Backing to set aside the crown
jrrajnt to the American Boy mineral
claim and restrain that company from
Baseball games ait;  pjayod  daily iu
rw WMmmnmrnMrmmm .*.*.���-���*   ������
I Hi
M. W. DAY. Proprietor.
 Miiimfatincr of :ill 1
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
Saisapirilla, Etc., Etc.
Sandon, B.C.
Patronize homo industry
when you want the best
mtm% j rmrn^
The Paystreak.
Locking Up its  Mineral Resources
for the Benefit rf Foreigners.
One example of how Ontario's mining laws work out is furnished by
the Mining Gazette.
Speaking of the  Canada  Copper
Company,   an  Ohio  corporation in
'whirli several Standard Oil millionaires are heavily interested, it says:
"Every acre of nickel land on
which they could get an option has
been optioned and locked up. What
they could not option or secure an
interest in has been purchased outright and hcked up, and so to-day
they control some 30,00 J acres of the
most valuable mineral lands in the
world, work a mere fraction thereof,
avowedly for the benefit ot American workmen in American Ismclters,
to whom they pay ��3.50 in wages for
every Si spent in Canada, and hold
the balance, not for any useful purpose, but simply to prevent home or
other capitalists from interfering
with the valuable . monopoly they
hold, and the payment oi 70 per cent
When it comes to a matter of mining policy, there are more fools to
the square inch in the Ontario government than in any lunatic asylum
on earth.
m2?3��?3? 0tAawa desPatches indi-
wm tn SS Domini��n  parliament
S i��h   lel together a' a much
earlier date than usual.
Hon. Jos. Martin is mentioned as a
probable candidate for Saskatchewan
at tne next Dominion elections.
The Ottawa government is considering the advisability of leasing
the line of the Atlantic & Lake
bupenor railway, and granting
assistance to the Paspebiac tenninns.
Joe Turell to  Explore  Since Lake
J. W. Tyrell, the well known ex
plorer, who has probably travelled
through more miles of wilderness
than any other living man. has been
chosen by the Dominion Government
to explore the unknown Keewatin
district, to the east of Slave Lake, in
the North-West Territories, as far as
Chesterfield Inlet on the Hudson Bay.
A few years ago Mr Tyrell explored
the region north from Lake Athabasca to Chesterfield Inlet, and the
result of his labors was of great value
to the Government As far back as
1834 Sir George Back explored to
the east of the Great Slave Lake,
hut stopped there en his march east
ward, so that there is an open field
tor Mr. Tyrell's investigations. Mr.
T.vrell will leave Edmonton about
January 1, and expects to reach
run Resolution late in March. He
will be accompanied by the Rev.
Archdeacon Lofthouse of Fort
Churchill, and Mr. Fairchild of Sim-
coe, He will be away eight or ten
To Run Automobiles on the Cariboo
Methodist Church :���
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Regular services to-morrow at 11
a. in. and 7:30. p m.
Presbyterian Church :���
Divine service will be held in Virginia Hall at 7:30 p. m.    Rev   J. A.
Cleland, Minister.
[Western Federation of Miners.]
Meets every Saturday Evening at 8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pres, Gko. Smith.
Vice-rres, Howahd Thompson.
Fin Sec, W. L. Hagi.kii.
Ho spial.
The Strike
Subscribers, $1.00 per month.:
Private Patients *2.00 per day, ex-i
elusive of expense of physician or'
surgeon and drugs.
Has not affected the
Job Department of
The Paystreak. Our
Mechanics are steadily employed, turning:
J. D. McLauuhi.in, President.
W. L. HAQUCR, Secretary.
Du.  W.  E.  Gomm, Attendant Physician.
MissS. M. Chishoi.m, Matron.
Grant Cox, Wm. Donahuk. J. V.Martin,
Wm. Garbitp and P. H. Muki'HY, Management Committee.
A. F. & A. M.
Headquarters for Miners.
Well stocked bar in connection.
First class accommodations.   Board by the
lav or week. ���  ���
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,
out work in large in-| CANADIAN   PACIFIC
L. L. B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Pnblic, Etc.
I here is now being built at Messrs.
Armstrong 4 Morrison's iron works,
vancover, a motorcar stage coach,
Which will run on the Ashcroft-
wlbooroad. The coach or auto-
mobile will be in readiness by the
WHy spring, and will prove a great
won to miners and the travelling
Puw��c generally. For vears back
jnivel from Ashcroft to Cariboo has
"Jen not only a slow journey, but
��ecic edly tiresome. With the' auto-
n��hile the distance will be covered
'"one-half the time.
An American companv is applying
or incorporation at the' next session
111"�� Local legislature for the pur-
PJJ "'building a road into the Om-
wiiilu,strict�� on which automobiles
m be used both for passengers and
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notarv Public.
SANDON, b. c.
Established 18DS.
Slocan Mines.
Mining Storks bought and Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties. Promisi])*
Prospects For Sale.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
stallments. A he&vy
Consignment of Fine
Stationeay has been
added to our already
Large Shock, and we
are now prepared to
fill any order, large
or small, for
The Direct Route From
To  All   Points
First Clas Sleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat
Daily for St. Paul.   Sundays and
Wednesdays for Toronto,
Fridays for Montreal and Bos
ton.   Same cars pass Revelstoke
one day earlier.
8:00 Lv. sandon Arr.        16:30
Daily to Points Reached via.
Daily except Sunday to Points
readied via Rosebery and Slocan City.
Tickets Issued  Through  and Baggage  Checked  to   Destination,
, Agent, Sandon.
A.G. P. Agt.,
Trav. Pass. Aff
Be sure  that your tk-ket reads via the
t   i The Paystreak.
Hoto  the  Kootenaian Sizes it Up.
The Kootenaian says : The voters
list of the Slocan Riding as closed
in June, 1898, contained 1505 names.
At the revision of November 6, 1899,
there were added 427 names, mak.
ing a total of 1932. The old list contained the names of 550 miners, the
names added were 166, making a
total of 716 miners and 1216 of other
occupations. The residence of the
miners is given as follows :
Kaslo, 167; Ainsworth, 75; New
Denver, 49; Sandon 115; Three
Forks, 70; Silverton 69; Whitewater, 64; Slocan City, 63; Deer
Park, 16; Pilot Bay, 6; Duncan
City, 6; Rosebery, 3 ; Argenta, 3 ;
Baifour, 4; total '716.
As no names have ever been re��
moved from the list it is safe to assume that of the total of 1932 names
not more thon 1500 are of men now
living in the Riding. Of the absentees more than a pro rata are
miners, so that it may be assumed
that there are about' 500 miners in
the Riding who are voters. As the
Riding has been, prior to the recent
revision, thoroughly cavassed by
J. D. Maore, inspector of roads and
tlails, on behalf of the government
party, and by W, J. Twiss on behalt
of the opposition, it is pretty certain
that the list is now fairly up to date.
Hbic the Tribune Sees It.
(Nelson Tribune.)
With the War Eagle mine at Rossland increasing its output, which will
increase the size or the frequency of
its dividends and the Payne mine at
Sandon standing idle, its owners
hunting for lawyers to attack the
validity of the law under which the
War Eagle is being worked success
fully, is an object lesson well worth
the consideration of thinking people.
Surely a law that is not retarding
the working of dividend-paying
mines cannot work harm to mines
like the Payne and Last. Chance and
the Slocan Star in the Slocan, mines
whose owners have made fortunes
out of them without any financial
Manitoba Election to take Place in
Winnipeg,    November   1G.���The
writ   for  the   Manitoba   provincial
elections was issued today. Nominations take place on November 30th i
1 oiling on December 7th. Many
eastern politicans are expected here
shortly to take part in the tight.
The following appointment is an
nounced in the current  number  of
the B, C. Gazette :
William John Gopel, Nelson, In
spector of Oftices, to perform the
duties of the undermentioned offices
during the absence upon leave of
John A. Turner, S. M., namely:
Gold Commissioner for the Nelson,
Ainsworth, Arrow Lake and Goat
River mining division of the West
Kootenay Electoral District; Government Agent; Assistant Commissioner of Lands and works; Judge
of the Court of Revision and Appeal
under the Assessment Act, and to
receive applications for registration
and record under the Land Registry
act, for the Nelson Division of West
Kootenay : such appointment tj
take effect on November 16th.   '
The Hoepfner Refining Company, Hamilton, Ontario, are prepared to pay cash for ores containing
high percentages of lead and zinc,
and will be pleased to have samples
and prices forwarded them at Hamilton.
Laboring Men Attention.
Beware of all agents and advertisements for the employment of men
in the Slocan country.
The trouble between Miners and
Mine Owners is not yet settled, and
you are requested to stay away. You
will be duly notified when matters
are adjusted.
Executive Committee,
Sandon Miners' Union.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Pipes,
Smokers' Sundries.
Cards and Chips.
Hamilton  Watches
���. u
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
$55!   Twenty-one Jewels from *'4() to *t>0.
Call and see them.
I also handle the famous  Hampden
Watch.   I state only facts and can
back up every assertion made.
Jeweller and Optician
A Snap Shot
In spite of the quiet times, the
"Old Time Grocery Firm" of
Is kept busy in selling and shipping goods.
Fine Groceries by the carload arriving and more on the way. Fine
fresh Vegetables of all kinds. Fresh cooking and eating apples from
Ontario and Washington orchards. Car of Hams and Paeon just in, all
of Swift & Co,'s tamed brands. Other toothsome delicacies on the shelves
and arriving.       Step in see for yourself.
Coal Heaters
STWamm,30r Cole's Hot Blast Heater.
Our claims for this Heater are that it is adapted to anv kind of coal,
CROW'S NEST, LF/niBRlbUE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds
equallv well.   Kindly call and inspect our lines.
H. BYERS & Co.
Donaldson's  Rheumatic  Cure.
It has Cured Others,
It Will Cure You.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
Folliott & McMillan. I
Contractors and Builders.
Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
Bath,   Doors, Blinds, etc., Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices.
Mine and Dimension Timber always in Stock.     Plans, Estimate* and
Specifications furnished for all Classes of Building.
The Gardens Of Ceylon
Supply the
And You Can Get It In
FrofflStein Bros,,


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