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The Paystreak Jan 28, 1899

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Phil Hickey is in Camp McKinney.
A. S. Farwell of Nelson is in town
Nic Parlorcia still holds the fort
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pasty returned
from Spokane on Wednesday.
Jaek Rcegen, formerly foreman at
the Antoine, is spending a holiday in
Charles Hlbbert Tapper will ad-
dress a public meeting In Nelson on
Monday night.
There will be a meeting of the San
don Miners' Union in Crawford's Hall
this afternoon.
A, W. McCune now has 27 votes
for senator for Utah, Tlie legislature
is at a deadlock.
J. D. Oiiiis, representing the Victoria Colonist, has been in town for
the past few days.
Speeinl legislation is being asked
for at Victoria to perfect the Creek
Improvements bylaw.
Dick Orando received the sad intelligence this week oi the death of
his mother in Markdalo, Minn.
S K. Chapman, of the G. P. K.
force guts to Nakusp to-day lotake
his old place there as checker.
The Pavstreak holds a very exalted position for so young a journal
It is just 3517 teet above tea level
Charley Thompson went to Kaslo
Mondsy to escape the maddening
round of metropolitan life in Sandon.
Archie Cray, who has been with
the Ajax for the past six months, left
on Monday for his home in Sam la,
J. McLennan, townsite agent for
the K. A 8., is looking for settlement
from Saudouites who occupy K. 48.
land. #
The Police Magistrate's salary has
been raised to 1500a year. Tire dignity of British justice is cheep at that
The mail from the south Iran beeu
very irregular lately. Three days'
mail arrived on Wednesday bv tire
K. A S.
The Madison slide came down on
on Thursday covering tlie Urtv
spur for 700 feet, and tilling the gulch
down below.
Chinese culinary mechanics sre
employed at the Dardanelles. There
ere some dangerous bluffs In that
R. E. L. Brown arrived in Kaalo
Tuesday from London aird is now in
Whitewater accompanied by Frank
Kims and J. K. Stevens.
No slides are reported down in the
Idaho basin yet and the danger of
travelling in that vicinity is very
great during the soft weather.
John L. Retallack, who is suffering from the after effects of typhoid
fever, Is in San Pedro, California.
He is still obliged to use crutches.
A glimmer of sunshine is about
due to penetrate the narrow defiles
of Carpenter Creek gulch. The boys
are warned not to ring the fire bell.
The New Denver road is In good
condition and sleigh riding to the
cemetery side track may be indulged
in by those of this city who care for
a breath of country air.
It. McLachlan, an employe of the
Steam Laundry, stood before the
beak on Monday charged with era-
bez-eling funds collected,. He wss
allowed to go on suspended sentence.
The population of Rossland is now
estimated at 8000. This includes
Kenneth ffarington Bel UIrs, editor of
the Times. - Cranbrook Herald.
And f). R. Young, editor of the
The masquerade carnival on Monday evening netted between $15 and
��20 for tbe band. A bout 50 costumes
were on the ice. J. Richmond Dean's
disguise as a gentleman was considered the most extravagant.
Misses Bessie and Pauline Lane entertained tlrcir young lady friends
with a birthday party at tbe residence of their parents ou Ody Ave.
on Wednesday afternoon. About 20
children enjoyed themselves in genu
ine juvenile style.
The recent copious" precipitation of
the ���'beautiful' makes tlierawblder's
occupation a very tperiloae one.
There are ssaay huissa light hues tn
tire Slocan whose only uniform is a
A social organization to be known
as the Virginia ciub has been inaugurated in the city. Its objects are to
make life more enjoyable through
the mediam of dances, sleighing
parties, etc Tbe first hop was held
in Virginia hall last night.
The Gold Commissioner at New
Denver indulges in mule-skinning
on the rawhide trails of Silver mountain during off days. \Ve may expect to see the Minister of Mines of
our present economical government
pushing an ore car next.
A public meeting was advertised
to Uke place last night in the city
orticcs to discuss the question of
granting exemption to the Kuth
Mines for the concentrator which
they propuae to build. As the attendance was very small no business
was done.
Thel-lOth anniversary of the birth
of Scotland's immortal bard was celebrated with a grand ball and supper
at the Hal mors I Hotel Wednesday
evenin. Over fifty couples tripped
the light fantastic and otherwise enjoyed themselves in the real old
Glengarry style until the 'wee srua'
Mayor Pitts is experiencing the
pleasures of being chief councillor.
The chin-wheels showered on him
as kindly advice during the past few
days would, If properly handled, supply sufficient energy to pump all tire
water in Carpenter creek from hades
to Bobcaygeon and return, without
teaching the flame.
Charles Hlbbert Tupper and F.
W. Peters have been spending a few
days this week in Sandon, making
themselves acquainted with the re
sources and liabilities of the camp.
On Wednesday, accompanied by
Wm. Tretheway of Vancouver and
a W. Ray of Port Arthur, paid a
visit to the Dardanelles mine, of
which company they are directors.
Silver. 59|c; Lead $4,021.
The deal on the Black Grouse, on
the North Fork, has  fallen through.
The Trade Dollar has seven men
working on ore and shipped 20 tons
this week. One hundred tons will
sent down next month.
The Soverign has ten men at work
and hss shipped a car of ore this
week. Fourteen inches of clean ore
is showing in the face of the drift.
The Jenken Bros, have just completed their 500 ft. crosscut tunnel at
the Palmito mine. A very fine showing of ore a boot. 10 inches wide wus
encountered. The ' company now
propose lotting another contract to
drift under this ore body when it is
confidently expected the Palmito will
begin shipping.
The Snap Propertu Working.
Robillard A Collins have taken an
IB-months' lease on the Snap claim,
adjoining tbe Lucky Jim. Five men
are at work driving a crosscut with
doable shifts, which will tap the
ledge at 125 feet with 90 feet depth.
The claim, which belongs to John A.
Finch and John Klliott of Spokane,
ha�� a strong ledge showing $100*ore
on the surface.
At the Noble Pioe.
Five feet of concentrating ore has
been struck in the No. 7 tunnel about
500 feet from the surface.
The ore will mill 6 to 1, which will
give a concentrated value of 140
ounces silver and 50 per cent. lead.
Work is being forced in the drift to
show the extent of tbe ore body encountered.
The slide from the Blue Bird came
down Thursday and did considerable
damage to the lower end of the Noble
Five tram. The pipe line from the
compressor to the mine was also carried away, shutting down the drills
for several hours.
Our Bous.
Word was received yesterday that
tbe Sandon junior hockey team had
won the first match from Rossland by
four to one. They play the Nelson
juniors to-day.
Judgment in the Totcnaite Caee.
A special dispatch was received
from Victoria yesterday as follows:
' 'Judgment given to-day for defendants sction and counter."
Tliis verdict awards the defendant,
J. M, Harris, the right to retain
ground rents already collected from
O. M. Spencer and establishes his
right to collect rent in future.
This practically settles the dispute
as to title, giving J. M. Harris a clear
claim to surface rights on the Loudoun mineral claim.
City Council.
A meeting ef the City Council was
held on Monday evening at which
all the members were present.
The clerk wss instructed to reply
to the secretary of tbe Kaslo Board of
Trade stating that tbe council would
co-operate with them in petitioning
the provincial government for an appropriation for tbe purpose of preparing a mineral exhibit for London
and Paris.
The board of public works was instructed to enquire into the matter ot
renting and amount to be paid for It.
The city clerk, assessor and collector was re-engaged at the same
salary, as were also the chief of
police, treasurer and auditor.
The salary of police magistrate
was increased to $503 a year.
The committee ot public works was
instructed to enquire into the question of water rates for fire hydrants.
The city solicitor was instructed to
take tbe matter in band to secure the
necessary legislation regarding
"Creek improvements."
The mayor was asked to call a
public meeting at an earljTdate tor
the purpose of discussing tbe advisability of granting exemption from
taxes of the proposed concentrator to
built by the ituth Mines.
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Found at Last
Hewitt Bostock. M. P. for Tale and
Kootenay, arrived in Sandon yesterday evening by the C. P. R. on a
tour of his consthuency.
A public meet ng will be held on
Monday evening at which he will
address the electors of Slocan. After
visiting Kaslo and Nelson Mr. Bostock will proceed to Ottawa to be
present at the opening of the Dominion Parliament.
To Club Members.
It has been necessary to close the
Sandon Club, and after realising ou
all its property there la still a liability of $1309.07.
To meet said balance the Committee has concluded to assess each
member the sum ot $25.00. It is
hoped each member will cheerfully
pay his share.
By Order of Committee, _'
E. M. Sandilands,
Fred Hume Reeiflne.
Victoria, Jan. 26.���Hon. J. Fred
Hume, Provincial Secretary, is the
latest member of the Provincial Legislature to resign his seat. Just before the rising of the Legislature today the Speaker announced having
received the resignation, tendered, it
was said, because Mr Hume had become disqualified by a sale trom his
store to a government official. The
resignation was handed in Wednesday.
Mr. Hume will retain his portfolio
and come np again for re-election.
R. H. Trueman, photographer, will
be in Sandon on Tuesday, Fsb. 7th,
to remain three weeks. Studio opposite C. P. R. depot. B-BBHI
Townsite in Dispute.
(Vancouver Province, Jon IB.)
Victoria, Jan. 23.���A motion made
by Robert Cassidy on Saturday on
behalf of O. M. Spencer, of Sandon,
is of rather an interesting nature, aa
it hinges on the question of the owner,
ship of the townsite of Sandon. J. M-
Harris took up a mineral claim that
covers a good portion of the townsite
of Sandon. G. M. Spencer squatted
(Hi this land, and afterwards agreed
to pay Harris rent. The question
subsequently came up as to the ownership of the land, and the case wss
taken into the courts. The result of
this suit is not decided, judgment
being not yet given. It the meantime
Harris levied distress against Spen
cer, though Mr. Robert Cassidy has
applied to Mr. Justice Drake to restrain the sheriff from seizing or disposing of the goods. An injunction
was granted restraining the sheriff
from selling until February 10th,
and in the meantime shonld Spencer-
put up 1225 for security he msy regain possession from the sheriff.
The Payne Makes a Senator.
���It is now pretty certain that A. W.
McCune, of the Payne, will be elected
to the U. S. senate by the legislature
of Utah. A vote taken Monday
stood McCune, 22 ; King, 19; Can
non, 7 ; Salisbury, 14; absent, 1.
The Comstock made three senators; the Calumet A Heel* built
Beacon street and supplied the city
of culture with an aristocracy, while
the Anaconda has selected ths congressmen, senators, legislators and
governors in Montana for many
years. Having paid over two millions, the Payne should be able to
afford the dignity of a senator; but it
would look much better if it were a
Canadian senator.
Largest Piece of Siloer Ore.
D. H. Jnekson of Placerville, Cal.,
writes the Mining and Scientific
Press of San Francisco the following
regarding the largest piece of silver
ore mined.
I wish to dispute the claim ot the
Smuggler mine ot Aspen, Colorado,
as having taken out the largest piece
of silver ore ever mined.   In the
Sear 1882 the Sierra Granda mine ot
few Mexico took out one chunk
weighing over 10,000 pounds and the
estimated value was about $80,000.
A few days prior to taking out the
big chunk.I ship|>ed one from the
same mine to the Denver exposition,
weighing f>40 pounds, and when
melted up it yielded a little over
$10,000. I also shipped another
chunk weighing 1200 pounds to Philadelphia from the same property.
The largest chunk of silver ever
mined, so fsr ss we have any record,
!>rior to the Sierra Granda chunk
called Jackson's Baby), was mined
n Zacatecas, Mexico, many years
sgo, and contained a little over 151,-
000 in silver.
The Copper Combine.
A Chicago dispatch ssys t Full details of tire Lake Michigan and
Montana copper mine combination,
representing $100000,000 of capital
invested, will probably be made public Saturday. Those interested in
the combination, which has been
engineered through by A. 8. Bigelow
of the Butte syndicate, and Levy
Mayer, representing Lake Superior
interests, are now holding e meeting
in the Gilsey bouse in this city.
The mines affected by the deal are
reported to be the Boston & Montana,
tbe Butte A Boston, the Arizona and
the Arcadian, Tamarsc, Osceola and
Suincy of the Houghton district,
ichigan. All the important mines
are going into tbe syndicate, and the
business end will be largely controlled by W. A. Clark, the banker
of Butte.
The new combination, for which
the name American Copper Company
has been suggested, intends to do a
heavy export business, the great
profit in copper now lying in the
European markets.
Copper Predominant.
All of the governments have fallen
back upon copper, or compositions In
which copper is the predominant
metal, for sheathing their warships.
Electroplating the bottoms of ships
with copper hss recently been experimented extensively with, and
this does away with marry of tbe old
objections to copper sheathing.
Where the copper plates were nailed
on the ships, ''pitting" nearly always
started at tlie nail holes. If tbe sail
water was allowed to enter here,
even in the smallest quantity, corrosion would begin at once, and in a
short time do great damage to the
steel hull. In electroplating, however, the copper sheeting is put on in
one unbroken mass, and there is nc
danger from "pitting." When the
whole surface has been electroplated
with copper a smooth and unbroken
surface to presented, and it fits so
closely that the sheathing cannot be
removed without sometimes clipping
off the iron.
Copper Boom in Chile.
A dispatch to the New York Herald
from Valpariso, Chile, says:
The copper boom is creating great
enthusiasm among the miners.  Cars
vans are starting out to work new
mines, and  th��**e  that  were closed
down are now in full activity.
A syndicate has recently been
formed in Paris with a capital ot 2,
000,000 francs to work tlie copper
mines, which are so abundant here.
Another syndicate has been formed
at Iquique with a capital of 800.000
francs to work the borax deposits.
A Big Power Cenel.
E. Jenison has completed the surveys for his great power canal from
Kakabeka Falls to Port Arthur.
The project is found to be perfectly
feasible and simple. One hundred
thousand horse power can easily b
developed. The reservoir snd stor-
sge basin will be situated on tht
highlands just west of Port Arthur
where a natural basin has been
found. The reservoir will really bt
a big lake four miles long, covering
an area of 4000 acres, with a depth
of from 50 to C5 feet. Its surface wil I
be 303 feet above Lake Superior and
at iu nearest point will be distant
three miles from the Canadian Pacltte
passenger wharfc which is tbe centre
of the lake front in Port Arthur.
Kootenaian Changes Hande.
David W: King, who for several
years was editor and publisher ot
the Kootenaian at Kaslo, last week
disposed of his remaining interest in
that paper. The Kootenaian will
hereafter be published by a number
of local men, the general opinion
being that O. O. Buchanan will do
the editorial work. Mr. King says
the new owners have not much experience in newspaper work, but
tbey will have plenty of time Unacquire it.���Tribune.
O. M. Rosendaileof the Hall Mines
smelter is engineering the boom of
the scheme for the Kootenay mineral
exhibit at tbe Perls exhibition. His
first object is to secure a liberal grant
from the provincial government to
defray the cost of the same. His
second move will be to secure the
appointment as Kootenay's represen.
tative in Paris. In support of his
claim to the position he says that he
can give the sightseers a mining talk
in four or five different languages.
n. l. QRinriETT
L L B.
Notary Public,
CODY, m. 0.
B0NGAR0 k PICCKART. Proprietors.
The First Class
Hotel of Cody.
Sou*:   ��psiper day
Special Rotes hy tbt Week
KtPTtrK i�� hereby glveu that application will
iw mods to lb* Legislative Aaeerahly ot tb*
l*rovinre ot British Columbia ot its neit �����*������
.oo by the IlritLh Columbia Telephone*. Mm-
���tod" _ Company incorporated io Kn**lnnd
under tb* Coin pools* Arts IM* to lout. Import-
ii) hereinafter oollod "th* company" or "the
���old company," for on act confirming ond
���onferring opon it lb* power* of tbosokl
-ompany os th* mm* appear in tb* M*mor>
indutn of Association d��po��ito<t tn Kogland
srithtboBsptiistrorwf Joint Stork Companies,
tnd giving tn* ��nid company pow��r to
tcquire, awls* and toko o��#r oil rights
powers, privil****, irotwlilsas ond ease's held
��y the" New Westminster A Rorrord Inlet Tel-
���phon* Company. Limited" ond "Th* V*rnon
�� Nelson Telephone Company." ond vesting
hesomtfinthe sold company ond to omum*
bo liobilitios entered into by tb* aforesaid
-ompant** and for tb* conferring opon th*
told Company th* powers to purchase. I*as*
eke over or oth*rwis* acquire tb* rights,
���privileges, franchises, powers ond assets of
my company in nny pert of tbe Province of
llritUb Columbia having similar object* to
he company , and to amalgamate with snch
tther company or companies and to wper-
���to ond carry on tho btisinesaof tbeafore-
���ald company or companies so acqulrod, or
ob* acquired; and for th* conferring upon
'^he said company of all snch powers as may
to necessary to fully and completely worry
m ond operate the works oforesabl, or ony
��f them, and of other power*.
Doted tbisSMh day <��r November, A. D, IM.
Mt pMii.Mi-ftfc Williams.
Solloltors for Applicant
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letterheads, m
Labor Receipts.
Time Checks,
Etc., Etc.,
Etc., Etc-
Two More Added to tho List or ratal.
Itlea ob this Beautiful Body or Water.
Two more bodies have been drawn
down, down, into tbe ley depths of
Slocan lake, there to remain until
Gabriel blows his horn. It Is s well
known fact that once a body sinks below
the surface of the waters of this lake, so
beautiful to lock upon and so placid
when it is stilled, it is gone forever and
will never more see the light of day.
For Slocan lake will not give up its
The last unfortunates to meet desth
in its cold embrace wire two laboring
men; one a native of Maine, tbe other
from beneath the sunny skies of Italy.
Last Friday morning about 2 o'clock,
while the steamer Slocan was making
her regular nightly trip with the barge,
from Rosebery to Slocan City, and
shortly after the boat had pulled away
from the wharf at Rosebery, it was
noticed by the officer in charge that
Jack Evans, one of the deck hands was
missing. A search was instituted but
he was not to be found on the boat, and
the belief became ireneral that be had
fallen overhead- The boat was stopped
and the powerful searchlight brought
into service. A small boat was lowered
and in the bright light the waters were
carefully scrutinised. The cap worn
by Evans wss found floating some distance away, but there was no other
evidence or the man, and sfter a long
search the boat steamed on her course
It is believed the unfortunate man fell
into the lake from the barge, and possibly wss stunned by striking against
tbe boat as he fell. No outcry watt
Evan* was a native of Maine, it is
believed, though iioihin*** irr hi* effect*
could give any Information as to the
whereabout* of any relatives.
The following afternoon, Saturday,
when tlte heavy northeaster swept down
the lake, Francisco Nicoti, an Italian
laborer stopping at Koseliery, was
caught far out from shore and hi* boat
capsized. He could not swim and wax
quickly overcome by the icy water and
sank to rise no more Nothing i*
known about him, or if he has any
relatives in America.
These deaths bring tbe total of SI caii
lake fatalities up to four or five, none of
the bodies of tbe drowned ever having
been seen after tbey sank below the
Hurface. Some years ago a gang of
loggers were working near ltosebery
when one of the party fell into the
water. His companions tried to help
him by means of poles and ropes, but
he slowly sank deeper and deeper into
the frigid depths until he. could be seen
no more.	
Tho   Hull 'Minee   Smelter   Will   Treat
Load Oreo Ahoat March let.
The Hall Mines, Limited, expect to
make a start in the treatment of lead
ores shout the first of March. The company has made s contract with the management of the Queen Bess, a Slocan
mine, for ths total output of the property
for thb next three months. In addition
to this ore, the company is receiving
regular shipments from several of the
silver-lead mines in tlie Hlocan aawell as
from some of the properties around
Ainsworth. As soon asa nullicient stock
of lead ores is on hand to ensure a fairly
long run, the company will blow in the
small furnace on lead ore aud the large
furnace on Silver King ore. At present
the small furnace is being used for Silver
King ore and the large furnace is standing idle. The company is getting new
water jackets for the small furnace and
R. R. Hedlev, the company's smelter
superintendent, estimates that working
upon lead the smelter capacity of the
small furnace will be about SO tons per
day. The Nelson Tribune states that
the ore from the Silver Kins is now
coming down at the rate of 110 tons per
dsy, although two-thirds of the force at
the mine Is engaged on development
work. The quality of the ore also shows
a decided Improvement over the output
of three months ago. When the large
furnace is blown in on the Silver King
ore, it will treat about 140 tons per day.
The Victoria Colonist has made several
references lately to the breadth of Canada, but none more interesting than the
statement that a good wheat crop waa
raised at Fort Providence last year. Fort
Providence is situated on the Mackenzie
river a little east of Great Slave lake, in
latitude 62 degrees north. This is more
than 900 miles north of the international
boundary. It is quite probable that the
limit of successful northern production
of this grain haa not yet been reached,
because as the hours of daylight increase
the danger of summer frosts becomes no
greater Tor aome distance down the Mac-
keniie valley. Of course the point is
not far distant where the season without
frost is too short for the production of
this grain, but it is highly probably that
wheat can be successfully grown, during
some years at least, 1,000 miles north oi
where Canada borders upon the United
States. This makes the Canadian wheat
belt substantially aa wide as that of the
United States.
In this connection mention may be
made of the fact that the latitude of
Fort Providence ia only a little higher
than that of St. Petersburg, aod wheat
is grown in large quantities in the country lying behind the Russian capital.
Archangel, a seaport on the White
sea, is the point of export for large quantities of wheat grown in latitude corresponding to that between the Peace river
and Great Slave lake. This ought to be
kept in mind, for it will then be seen
that no unprecedented claim is made,
when we insist that the great lone land,
stretching across Canada far north of the
Canadian Pacific, will yet become the
home of a prosperous people.
Toledo, Lewis County, Washington, in
which the writer states that a large
number of Germans scattered over the
Northwestern States, are desirous of
establishing a non-sectarian Christian
co-operative colony. Tlie members of
the proposed colony have a capital of
more than $23,000 and are anxious to
acquire by donation or by purchase a
large tract of land, preferably with a
harbor and railway facilities. They are
inclined to favor some place in the region of the great lakes or on the eastern
found in sufficient quantities to obviate | ^J?���11 and mMcle fdod ��� n0 hett *
the  necessity  of   artificial   irregation.
the Boundary, having immense bodies
of gold bearing quartz assaying from
94 to 930. Five hundred locations were
recorded during 1898. Good pack trails
extend far up the principal creeks So
far the Toby, Horse Thief, Boulder,
Ducks and No. 2 have been prospected
But from a prospectors point of view
the whole district is practically unpros-
The letter concludes by stating that any
easement the Dominion Government
could see its way clear to granting them
would be highly appreciated.
The Windermere mining district is
receiving considerable prominence of
late. It is said that the galena mineral
discoveries during the past summer
warrant the assertion that in the near
future it will only be second to the
Slocan as a producer of high grade ores,
and second to none a copper producer.
Its gold deposits are similar to those of
Walnuts give nerve or brain food,
muscle, beat snd waste.
Pine kernels give heat snd stay. They
serve as a substitute for bread.
Green watei grapes are blood purifying, but of little food value; reject pips
and skins.
Blue grapes are feeding and blood purifying; too rich for those who suffer
from tbe liver.
Tomatoes; higher nerve or brsin food
and waste; no beat; they sre thinning
and stimulating; do not swallow skins.
Juicy fruits give more or less the higher nerve or brain, and, some few, muscle
food and waste; no beat.
At this time, when there is considerable discussion over the recent action
of the Provincial Legislature in passing
legislation against alien miners, a proposed amendment to the constitution of
the state of Washington, which was
made the subject of a hill introduced in
the house by Representative Harry
Uosenhaupt 'I hurstlay, is of more than
usual interest. Mr Kosonhaupt* hill
provides that at the regular biennial
election t���� he held in this state in
November, l'.*t��0, rhe following propose I
amendment shall he submitted to the
voters, amending article Hi of section 2
of the Ktate coii.hIiI ution to read as follows: "The ownership of lands by
aliens to exceed more than 820 acres by
one alien, other than those who in good
faith have declared their intention to
become citizens of the United States, is
prohibited in this state, except where
acquired by inheritance and under
mortgage in irood faith in the ordinary
course of justice, or In the collection of
debts: and all conveyancer- of lands
hereinafter made in 'violation of the
above prohibition to any alien directly
or in trust for such alien shall be void
Provided, that the provisions of this
section shall not apply to lands containing valuable deposit* of mineral*,
metals, iron, coal or Are clay, and the
necessary land* for mill* and machinery
to lie used in the development thereof
and the manufacture of the product*
therefrom. Every corporation, a majority of the capital stock of which is
owned by aliens, *hall bo considered an
alien for the purposes of this prohibition."	
Mr. James A. Smart, deputy-minister
of the interior, has forwarded to Mr.
McCreary a letter from a K. Ludhoff, of
Nelson, B. C, January, 1899
Copper Ore
Dry Ore
Lead Ore
Purchased and payment made as soon
after the receipt of ore as samples can be
Quotations given upon the receipt of
The Hall Mines, Limited
Hunter Bros.
Are selling the choicest
Staple & Fancy Groceries
that can be obtained anywhere. Mail your orders
if yon can't visit our store.
Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public
Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.
The Paystreak.
Is Issued every Saturday in Sandon, in the heart
of the greatest White Metal camp on earth.
Subscription     * ...     8.00 a year
Strictly in advance.
Address: Tub P-Ystrkak, Sandon, B.C.
It is asserted by Geo. T. Angell, in
his excellent journal Our Dumb An
imals, that a toaspoonfhl or powdered
sulphur placed into each shoe or
stocking will positively protect tbe
wearer against la grippe,cholera and
other epidemic diseases. It has been
tested by eminent German and English medical writers
Shutting out aliens from digging
placer ground in this Province is a
piece of dog-in the-manager business
that looks like the work of selfish
school children. If tbe aliens took
more gold out of the country than
they bring in it would be excuseable;
as the reverse is always the case we
do not see any advantage in such a
The B. C. Government past and
present does not deserve to have
many friends among the press. Their
policy towards the papers is so nar
row that it resembles a knifeblade
seam.   To save a few dollars they
bave cut off a few subscriptions to the
provincial press.   This is hard on the
members who lack an  education.
Last winter a la w was passed making
it .legal to advertise ss many claims
for certificate of improvements in one
advertisement as the owners wished.
Thb crazy act has caused the Pro
vince to lose thousands ot dollars, as
well as the mining press.   We are
surprised that the papers do not kick
at such laws, but then some papers
would not kick if tbey were dead.
The tyrant Capital is installing
itself against what is termed the encroachment of the tyrant Labor in
England, The English Railway Review, of London, is out with a description of a gigantic combine called
the Employers' Parliamentary Council,
the design of which is to crush trade
unions. Two hundred and ninety-one
firms have agreed to a declaration
preserving the freedom of contract
between the employer and the employed, and promising mutual sup*
port in the event of strikes. Uni ns
will not be recognized. A fund of
��35,000 has been contributed to conduct the fight against unions, which
augurs wide industrial disturbances
during the coming year.
������Fighting Joe Martin" is no misnomer for the Attorney-General. He
has had a tassel with every member
of tbe Provincial parliament that
dared to oppose him, and in every
instance came out on top. On Saturday be met Price Ellison in the lobby
of the houseand roasted him on every
side, using language attributed to
him at s meeting held the previous
evening when Ellison called Mm a
carpet-bagger importation from W.n*
nipeg. On Monday Ellison brought
the matter up in the House and asked
protection of the Speaker against such
billingsgate. Martin was out of the
house during Ellison's speech, but
came In at the end. He repeated
that he called Ellison a low cur for
bringing into political discussion
private matters. He said he told
Ellison he was bankrupt, and said he
wished every member ot the house
present to hear what took place.
The   Placar    Mines   Alton   Bill   Not   a
CrwdU to tho Province.
The revised figures showing the
shipment of ore from Rossland mines
for 1898 are: Le Roi 66,C00tons, War
Eagle 42,779 tons, and varions other
mines 7,918, being a total of 110,697
short tons, after deducting errors snd
deficiencies.   Tbe net value of ore in
this camp hss always afforded ample
scope for tbe imagination.   The gross
value of the ore as delivered at the
local smelters is another subject on
which light needs to be shed.   The
gross value of the t>0,000 tons of Le
Roi ore produced in 1898 is placed by
outside authority at $25 per ton, and
the value for the 7,918 tons from small
producers $23.52.   This would give
a total gross valuation of the 116,697
tons at $2,842,393.   During the same
period the mines of the Slocan ship*
ped in the neighborhood of 35,000
tons the total   value of which was
over $3,000,000.
With these figures before tbem Investors can readily judge which camp
promises the best return for capital
invested. Tbe tonage of the Slocan
ore was less than one-third that of
the Rossland camp, vat the value of
silver-lead ore was many thousand
dollars more than that of the 116,697
tons produced bv tbe copper-gold
camp. Another important factor to
be considered by capital is tbe vast
difference in the cost of mining the
ores. While It is not probable the
cost of mining in tbe Rossland camp
is any greater than in any of the
older camps across tbe border, yet
the figure at which tbe galena ores of
the Slocan can be produced is so vastly less in comparison, It is surprising
that capital does not show greater
zeal in taking up the many excellent
properties that have been negotiated
for in the past few months.
It is bard to explain, but the fact
remains, that English ^-capitalists will
pay twice the amount for a low grade
proposition showing a color of gold
than they wilj for a body of galena
ore three times ss valuable. It is
undoubtedly owing to the prevalent
prejudice towards the white metal,
but when the fact is so plainly
brought out and the greater value of
tbe white metal mines is proven be
yond a shadow of doubt, it is hard to
account for their persistent backward*
nessln taking hold of these wealth
producers of the Slocan.
While the Provincial Legislature has
the moral and legal right to pass the
alien prohibitory measure, the policy of
its doing so is questionable. We bave
seen no better discussion of the question
than that of the Winnipeg Free Press of
Jan. Nth, which is worthy of reproduction
and careful perusal:
"The United states Congress had no
sooner parsed a law admitting Canadians
to their placer deposits as free as Americans, when the British Columbia Legislature passes a bill prohibiting American*
from equal privileges in British Col urn
hia placer deposit**.   The United:States,
which pursues a very selfish policy as a
rule, oegan at  laat  to  legislate in tbe
right direction, but the British Columbia
Legislature is scarcely wise, in view of
the enormous mineral resources of thai
Province, which will not be anything
like develop! in the lifetime oi the present generation.   It may he said that the
platter depoeiui at Atlin lake are limited
in extent, but even m*, the Province of
British Columbia will suffer more from
the advertisement the alien tail will give
it,  and  the  feeling of   unfriendliness
which it will arouse, than any poMihle
gain.   The feeling in favor of excluding
Americans is not based on any distinction between placer anti quarts* because
it exists very strongly in certain sections
of British Columbia and else where in
Canada,  and  baa found expression in
parliament itaelf against allowing A inert-
cans to hold mineral lands in Kootenay.
The feeling is not, therefore, because the
Atlin lake deposits are merely placer
and cannot last long, but be.-ansa of the
growing popularity of tbe cry of keep Uie
Americans out, that we are independent of them and can get along without
them.   It may be described aa the policy
of the closed door, sa contrasted with the
British policy of the op*n door.   Tbe
Kootenay would scarcely yet bave been
heard of in tbe older portions of Canada
if it had not been for the Americans who
went in there, invested their eapi:.*tl and
brought their experiencv and enrerprise
to bear in developing low  grade ores.
"It is satisfactory to know that Can
adians and British have within the past
18 months acquired large interest* in
some of the best mines in tlie Kossland
district, and have also invested small
amounts in tlie Slocan district. It is
desirable to have as many Britishers
interested there as possible, but Canada
is not a land of capitalists, antl if British
investors aro slow tlie country cannot
continue to He undeveloped. If the
Americans had not shown tbe wav in
Houthern British Columbia, and iaiilt
the first railway there and revealed the
mineral a eaitli of the region, not a
dollar of British capital would bu invested there to-day."
A Cstao of Hair.
A letter from a corporal in the Astor
battery, now at Manilla, tells of a present which t ieneral Wesley Merritt received just as he was starting for Paris. It
is s cane made out of hair. It contain*
locks from almost 1,200 girts. Gontribu-
tions wen; hy no means confined to
blondes or brunettes, natives or foreigners, every nationality and type being
represented. It weighed almost fifteen
���KMintie, and waa shaped ao as to represent tbe letter T, a Philippine emblem
for valor.
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After tbey had shown something of the
great richness of that section of Canada,
and had built towns and equipped them
with mnnicipal need* and opened bleak
mountains and brought  out to public
view the silver and gold that lay there,
some Canadians cry our, what business
have these Americans in our country,
American money circulates there and
Americans are employed in the mines.
The mines would not have existed but
for Americana, and there waa no one in
Canada   who  had Uie knowledge  ami
experience of developing refractory ores,
and   those  who bad   were   naturally
brought  from   the   United  Slates.    A
Canadian who knew nothing more of tbe
mineral resources of the Kootenay than
he could gather from gazing at a photograph  of a  mountain,   for   which he
would not give ten cents, cries out when
the mountain is converted into a mine.
th��t it belongs lo him, and those around
about it belong to to him, ami the gov*
ernment should build a fence around it,
is acting a childish  psrt and the fact
that he cannot go into the United Htates
owing to state laws and hold mineral
property in his own name is a poor excuse  for   such conduct.    Tlte  people
of    Nova Scotia   were fortunate   and
highly   pleased  at setting the Americans to go there and develope their coal
mines.   With the vast mineral riches
���possessed by British Columbia ami the
Yukon it would be unwise to shut out
capital and experience because the birthplace of the investor or worker was not
in Canada, for the reason that too many
men cannot go to work getting the minerals out of the ground that have been
lying there for ages and which would
continue ro  be  there  for hundreds of
years to come if the development of them
waa confined  to those few Canadians
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a CAMPBELL,        Agent, Sandon. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B.C., JANUARY 28, 1899.
The main tunnel on the Estella, Fort
Steele, is in 702 feet.
The St. Eugene mine, Moyie, will
soon become s shipper. The eompanv
ia waiting the completion of a sidetrack
to the property.
The wages paid by the Le Roi mine
last month reached t_7,000,artd other expenses of running amounted to S7,000
more. The number of men then employed was 800.
Dave Griffith has bought out George
Dohertv's interest in the Bald Mountain, which is situated on the west bank
of wild Horse creek, about three miles
from Fort Steele
The Trail smelter la most anxious
and desirous to obtain dry ores. One
of the largest properties irr the district
has been offered tbe advantageous rate
of fio per ton, freight and smelter treatment.
Developement work on the Mabel,
Bull river, Fort Steele, is being steadily
fmshed. The ore is quartz carrying
rom nine to 23 per cent, copper, 80
ounces in silver and $8.50 in gold. Total
values will average about $15 to the
Wages in the Yukon mines sre now
down to fl par hour, without board, or
60 cents an hour with baird. Butter is
$1 a pound. There is more Hour in the
camp than will be used before June.
Gold Run creek, between the Dominion
and Sulphur creeks, Yukon, is showing
up marvellously.
*Ore shipments from the mines of the
Rossland camp, for the year ending Dec.
31.1898. were as follows: Lo Roi. 66,-
000; War Eagle, 42.779; iron Mask.
3fM0; Centre Star, 2,907; Poorman; 453;
Monte Christo, 410; Velvet, 350; Cliff.
140: Giant, 114; Sunset, No 2, 32; Deer
Park, 6! total. 116,697.
The January shipments of bullion
from the Hall Mines smelter promise to
exceed in value those of any- previous
month in the history of the company,
or for that matter, of any mine or
smelter in Kootenay. The Tribune
says several shipments of an average
value of $I8,ik*o per car load have been
msde each week, and the indications
lor the month are that the shipments
will exceed $600,000 in value.
The Nelson k Kootenay Copper
Kvndicate have had an option on the
Magnolia and Copperoplis mineral
claims for the past 80 days and now the
bond has been signed aud the first payment made. The next payment is due
in no days. The exact price has not
transpired but is in the neighborhood
of $65,000. These claims, which belong
to George Bitter, torm an extension of
tbe Big Copper, the show mine of Cop
iter Camp, about seven miles west of
Greenwood City.
The London A British Colombia Gold
Fields haa declared a cash dividend of 20
percent.and also a dividend of20,000
shares in tlie Ymir Mine company, the
��ar value of which is one pound sterling,
be company has been operating in West
Kootenay for about two years and in that
time has paid its shareholders about 50
per cent, in cash dividends and holds as
assets the controlling interests in the
Ymir snd Whitewater aa well as several
other properties in thecoursoof development.
Over in the Kimberley camp the North
Star Company is still doing extensive
development work, employing only 43
men, there being a sea > city of miners in
tbe camp.   Tbeir hoisting plant and air
compressor were moved from Cranbrook
to the mine last week, und are now be
ing installed. This company is sinking a
double compartment shaft on the North
Star claim, with the intention of running out drifts from the various levels
/extracting the ore more economically.
On the Btemwinder claim, owned by the
company, they sre driving a tannel on
the lead.   This tunnel  is in already
about 60 feet.   The ore on this claim is
the nearest resemblance  to the Trail
Creek ores found in East Kootenay.   It
carries gold and copper values, while tbe
ore found in the North Star claim is a
pure steel galena. This company will
not resume shipment? until the completion of the branch railway to Kimberley.
A tramway ia now being constructed
from the mine to a point on Mark creek
immediately above' the townsite. This
tramway is in length 6,000 feet, and will
be utilised to carry tbe ore from the mine
to the railway.
Work was resumed last week on the i
Lakeview.   A strong ledge rs showing.
Tbe Wakefield shipped four car loads
of ore last week, and the Vancouver
two car loads.
The Emily Edith Is sorting and sacking ore for shipment. The new ore
house is completed.
Of all the big Four Mile properties
the Emily Edith promises to lead in
tbe near future. Its ore bodies are
developing marvelously. .
With Saturdays shipment of one car
load, the Bosun will have shipped 80
ions since Jan. 1st. The shipments for
the month will reach 120 tons.
A force of men are breaking a trail to
the Two Friends mine, Springer Creek,
and the ore now on the dump will be
rawhided to Slocan City for shipment to
tbe Trail smelter.
Six inches of clean ore is showing in
tbe drift on the Noonday. N. J. Stewart, A. S te��-art and J MM. Benedum
lately commenced work on the property
under a lease from the owners.
The upper tunnel of the Bosun is in
220 feet, and the lower 850 feet. A
horse waa struck in the lower tunnel
and considerable difficulty waa experienced in rinding the ore' chute again.
It was thrown 20 feet off its regular
With the opening of spring the L. H.
Mining Company, of Silverton, contemplates pushing work on its. valuable
gold property, on Red mountain, on a
more extensive scale than ever before.
The management has great confidence
in the property aud will show to the
world that the Slocan lake can produce
as valuable gold mines as it has of silver
and lead.
Four hotels and one saloon shut down
in Sandon last week rather than pay
the $250 license fee. The Bryan, Atlas
and Thistle are said to have closed
Eirmanently, and the Vancouver and
londike temporarily.
The freight over the Crow's Nest road
for the past few days has been sufficient
to keep two transfer barges running.
By this means the Canadian Pacific company is moving 22 cars of freight each
dav between the >er minus of the road
and Nelson.'
The people of Cody and many of
Sandon to the number of 120 are petitioning the Government, through Mr.
Green, for a grant to open a trail from
Cody up Cody creek, across the-divide
to the source of the south fork of Kaslo
creek.   This is a much needed trail.
Cranbrook was the scene of a large
conflagration on Monday, last week. A
representative citizen oy the name of
Wun Lung, was the owner of the largest laundry in Cranbrook, and while
under the influences of a large dose of
"hop" his establishment caught on fire.
Charles H. Wolverton, of Nelson,
committed suicide at the Bancroft
Hotel, Boise, Idaho, laat Monday, bv
shooting himself through the head with
a 88-caIihre Colt's revolver. The cause
of the rash act was despondencv caused
by financial embarrassment. Mr. Wolverton was formerly chief of mounted
police at Nelson, but later has been employed as a bookkeeper by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
branches to and from Nelson 60 car
loads per day. There are now on tbe
Crow's Nest branch 100 cars awaiting
transfer to Nelson, and 40 cars are on
the Nakusp branch for the barges on
Slocan lake to transfer.  .
A few steps, a few sdepe,
A few etdtep* onward,
rib to de tar,
valked do* taw hundredt.
Air dose who v�� seated
Got n b vhen dhey heard,
Some von had snouted:
"Forwarto, sa* too- a trink l\
Ub���pedfore yon conld v_tk���
TJb to ta b*r,
Vslked dot few nondredt
Dheirs not to got some fear
Ov (linking lager trier ;
No one vslked to de rear.
But ub���square nb to de bar���
Valjced dot few hnndredt.
Lager in front ov dhem,
Lager at back ov dhem.
Lager all ruundt or dhem,
Bobbledt ant schtarkett.
O. de vild acharge dhey nude,
Vnlle de vorld vondert N��_i
How dterormld trink all dot,
Right dere tn von sar_e sebbot,
Nople few hnndredt' .
Last week a two-foot solid bodv of
ore was encountered on the Evening
A five-foot vein of ��rood ore has been
uncovered on the Rio Grande. The
pay chute Is 25 inches wide.
The henna is being slowly developed. A true fissure lead carrying galena
has been disclosed of from* five to 10
feet thick lies',
The population of Ymir is said to be
800 The town has eight hotels, a bank
and numerous stores, and a company
has been formed to put in waterworks.
The Ymir mine haa a combination 40
stamp mill concentrator and will soon
be treating 100 tons per day. This
mine has enough ore blocked out to
keep the plant operating for years.
Tho Porto Rico has a 10-stamp mill,
and the Dundee a 20-stampmill. These
properties, together with the Blackcock
and Tamarack will soon be heavy shippers, aud the ore is of such richness as
to bring tho camp prominently before
the mining world.
Business in Slocan City is much firmer
and a better feeling generally is noticeable
Tho Adams House, Kaslo, was reopened on Saturday by the old proprietors, Adams Bros.
Jim Wardner has a railway scheme
on h.ind. He will cut ice iu Alaska and
ship it south. Jim always had a great
head for business.
Mr. Riffle, manager of the Deep, has
returned after being away on a short
There are good reasons for believing
that the management of the Whitewater
Deep mine intend resuming work at an
early date.
It is not true that the Whitewater
Deep Hotel has closed. It is still being
run at the old stand by tbe same manager, Mr. Martin.
Wm. Meadows, the genial fruit and
news dealer, is going out of business
here and expects to go to the far famed
Boundary country in a few weeks.
A complete telephone service is now
in good working order between here
and the Whitewater mine. The phone
here is in the office of the K. & S. depot
The C. P. R. is now moving over its
Robson, Slocan River and Crow's Nest
If you are-
Call at the
Hotel Ivanhoe.
 Manufaturers of i
Syphons, Ginger Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc, Etc.
San-doll, B.O.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
The pioneer house of the City
First-Class in every particular
R. Cunning. Proprietor.   Sandon
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Dealer irj MEATS
"It has been decided to mobilize the
Militia and Volunteers."���Vide Router's
Though a million foe* should threaten, yet we
feel no cause lor fear,     .      �����/���__
For Britain's sors are ready when there _ -Rn of
danger near.
And thousands In our sea-girt home. In manhood's prime end strong,
Are raising now the battle-cry. our own victorl-
ousaong. ��� ������
And from the bare ends of the earth, wherever
man may be.
Come lusty voices echoing: "We'll fight, we're
one with tbee!"
Our standing army may be small, as modern
counting runs, .       _ ,
But then we have our Volunteers and our Colonial Sons.
The cry "To arms, the Volunteers," re-echoes far
and wide,
And the great heart of the nation palpitates wHh
love and pride,
for these are ours, aye. all of them-the youngest
and the best;
Tbey boast of manhood's sturdy strength thnt
never knows unrest; .    ���
The darlings of our households and the nation's
Now, let who tftS oppose us, we can fight the
fight to-day.
Proclaim the news throughout the world, to ends
of earth and sea.
Our Army, Navy, Volunteers, will keep Old England free.
And not alone, in England, will our Volunteers
stand hut,
Our brave Colonial sons will nail their colors to
the mast.
From ice-bound Canada the cry arises:  "We
are here.
To share our Mother's burden, be there aught of
danger near:"
And the bronzed Australian Squatter takes his
rifle and his horse. ���
And he Joins the hearty legion of the Greater
England's force.
In Africa, the miner forgets the   diamond's
Or the gold of famed Johannesburg, and Jains the
warlike stream.
In India, the Rajahs press their troops into the
And tbe Volunteers, rejoicing, long to uo and be
And e'en in distant Singapore, young voices, true
and strong.
Take up Uie cry "To arms," and grandly rolls the
sound along.
In Hong Kong, we have not said much, but we
are ready, too,
And willing as the others to do aU that men
And should ths note of battle sound, 'twill find
us at our posts,
Tho* but an atom In the count of the contesting
We are not enforced to fight, and the conscript Is
not ours.
We are not dragged to battle like the soldiers of
the Powers.
We fight because we will not see the British flag
torn down.
For hearth and home and liberty, for conscience.
God and crown.
Let the serf-fed Russian masses, or the French-
compelled to fight���
Come on, we 11 show them England yet has not
lost all her might.
They count our army worthless, flout tt with Jibes
and Jeers,
But, by the Lord, they never thought about our
���Ionic la the Oveiiaud China Mall. Hong
Kong-, No**, a.
Should the negotiations which are
being made at Washington, with a view
to securing some measure of reciprocity
in lead ores and bullion end in failure,
as now seems probable, the attempt of
the Trail smelter to profitable treat the
lead ores ot Kootenay will be watched
with interest. Backed as it Is by the
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the
Trail smelter will have an advantage
over other Canadian smelters in tbe experiment which it will make. If ita
effort is successful other smelters will
doubtless enter tbe field, but at present
there is a disposition on the part of
other smelter men to sit back and note
what success attends the experiment of
tbe Trail works.
Should the Trail smelter find the
margin of profit on lead smelting too
small under present conditions, it will
then be for the Federal Government to
decide what shall be done to foster the
industry in such s wsy that mining
shall not pay too heavy a tribute.
As matters stand at present, the United States collects a duty of one and
one-half cents a pound upon tbe lead
content* of all ore Imported into tbe
Stater*. She also collects a duty of two
and oneeigth cents upon lead bullion.
The effect -of thrs is that it cost ft e-
eighths of a cent more per pot nd to
import lead bullion than it does .oad
ore, and there is the further drawback
to Canadian smelting in that the smelters in the United States are allowed a
rebate of the import duty pr����vided the
smelter product is shipped to some
point outside the United States Although it is apparent that an export
duty upon lead ore would assist local
smelting in this district, local smelting
men are slow to advocate it, as they are
not sure that it would not have a depressing effect upon mining.
Iu discussing the matter with the
Nelson Tribune Robert ft. Hedley and
J. J. Campbell, of the Hall Mines, Ltd.,
suggested that some such arrangement
might be made with respect to lead
duties as was made with respect to
copper duties some years ago. When
it was found that owing to an excess of
sulphur there was a difficulty in treating copper ore locally, the ore was sent
to smelters in the eastern States, and
by a proclamation issued by the Canadian Government, the copper ingots
from such ore were admitted duty free
into Canada at Montreal. Their idea
is that some such experiment could be
made with ths lead products of Canadian mines smelted in the United
States. While such a course might not
have a direct effect upon tbe smelting
industry of the Dominion, it could not
fail to have a beneficial effect upon the
lead manufacturing industries of Canada, and thus place upon an equal footing with similar industries in the
United States in the purchase of their
raw material, they might create a home
market for load which mould justify the
smelting and refining of the lead ores of
Kootenay in Kootenay.
Once I spent s night with two Portuguese shepherds, who were greatly
troubled with bears, from two to four
and five visiting them nearly every
night. One evening before sundown, a
bear, followed by two cubs, came for
an early supper, ss the flock wss be*
ing slowly driven toward camp. Joe,
the elder of the shepherds, warned by
many experiences, promptly climbed a
tall tamarack pine and left the freebooters to help themselves, while An-
tone, calling him s coward and declaring he was not going to let bears est
up bis sheep before his face, set tbe
dogs on them snd rushed toward them
with a great noise snd s stick. The
frightened cubs ran up s tree and the
mother ran to meet the shepherd snd
dogs. An tone stood astonished for a
moment, eyeing the oncoming bear, then
fled faster thanjite bad, closely pursued. He scrambled to the roof of their
little cabin, the only refuge quickly
available, and, fortunately, the bear,
anxious about her young, did not climb
after him, only held him in mortal terror a few minutes, glaring and threatening, then hastened back to her cobs,
called them down, went to the fright*
ened, huddled flock, killed a sheep and
feasted in peace. As soon ss the bear
left him, fearing she would return. An-
tone called piteously for cautious Joe to
ohow him a good, safe tree, up which
he climbed like a sailor climbing a
mast, and held on as long aa he could
with legs crossed, tbe slim pine recommended by Joe being nearly branchless
"So you, too, are a bear coward, aa well
as Joe," I sard after hearing the story.
"Oh, I tell you," said he with frank
solemnity, "bear face close by looks
awful; she just as soon eat me as not.
She do so ss eef slimy sheeps b'long
every one to her own self. I run to bear
this kind no more. I take tree every
time."���Atlantic Monthly.
Why   Indeed.
Did you ever stop to wonder what it ii
in a man that will make him nasi sshos
by because it costs ovcents more thsn hs
thinks he can afford to pay when thst
same msn will go ont with s crowd snd
1 spend his money like water. I have and
I never arrived at a satisfactory conclu-
! sion. Only the other day I was in a
shoe store when a man 1 knew came^ In
and bought a pair of shoes. He haggled
over a quarter in the price for 15 minutes
because he said he didn't want to give
more than a certain price for a pair of
shoes���that he could not afford better
ones. Now that man smokes cigars that
he pays 15 cents apiece for; he pays 50
cents a dav for his luncheon. He takes
his girl to some show and spends a ten
dollar bill; and yet when it eow*a ro
bnying shoes he kicked about twenty-
five cents.
There are lots of people iust like this,
men and women both. What mak- s
them do it is beyond most people. They
aeem to have an idea that they must
economiiein some way and they pick
out their shoe man to begin on.
rvs   AND   WOLLV.
Wifev���Do you think there is a man
that could conscientiously say to his
wife:   "You are the only woman I ever
,ov**1 ?" .      ,
Hubhy--Onlv one that I can think of.
Wifev-Who*?   Yoo, deadest?
*   Hubby���Oh, no; Adam.
She (at the garden gate)���Won't yon
come in for a little while, Georgia, dear?
George���No o; I think not-
She���Oh, I do wish you would! It's
so lonesome. Mother has gone out and
father is up stairs, groaning with the
rheumatism In the leys.
George (eagerly)���Both legs?
George���Then I think I will come in
for s while.
Two canny Scote walking to Acbter-
ojuch v saw an uncouth figure standing
in a district field. After gaiing intently
one said:
"It's never moving, so its tatta (potato)
bogie" (scarecrow).
"It's no tatta bogie," replied the other.
"It's a man working by the day.''
A dose of one-half drachm of ipecacuanha to produce full vomiting. The
removal of morbid seen*tions from the
stomach causes the desire for alcohol to
immediately subside.���Dr. Hlginhotham.
The finest tomb in Great Britain is
undoubtedly that of the Dnko of Hamilton, in the grounds of the Duke's seat
It cost over ��200,000.
A Frenchman haa discovered a remedy
instantaneou* in its effects for the horrible burns caused by the use of oil of
vitrei. It is a soft paste of calcined
magnesia and water, with which the
parts burned are covered to the thickness of an iuch. It alleviates the pain
almoat immediately, and when the paste
is removed no scar remains.
"Can you tell me what kind of weather we may expect nest month?" wrote
a subscriber to the editor of a paper.
The editor replied as follows: "It is
my belief that the weather next month
will be very much like vour subscription." r
The enquirer wondered for sn boor
whst the editor wss driving st when he
hsppened to think of the word "unsettled." He sent the required sum next
In the Crimean war 9M15 lives were
sacrified, snd at Borodino, when the
French and Russians fought, 78,000 men
were left dead on the battlefield. There
were '250,000 troops in the combat in that
tJaele  Sam's   Panwt.
One of Uncle Ssm'a most faithful set-
vants in the stole of Maine, hut one that
d.rmw,sn?.,*>r3r' ,kw -t th�� Portland
Head lighthouse. It is a lar,*e grev
parrot, brought from Africa sometime
ago, snd presented the keeper of the
Irght. The bird soon noticed when the
fog began to blow in from the ocean,
somebody wouldcry out: "Fogcomlng
Blow the horn I" One lay the fog aud
denly began to come in thick, and the
men did not notice it.   But Poll did and
ESt!??!18 "F^ �����"���*���.����� Blow the
horn I" Ew since then, whenever fog
is perceptible, Poll always gives the
������Clink. dink. etank-eitak,a<*tl��lwv*llnk',~
Through the rarn-v-d brush ot rhe uaaturr t_th,
And Uie "old bum***opsat the brut* to drink.
And torn* her h*_d with a lee of wrath
With hauls sank deep In Ihe br.��k,s black losin.
And maatm (teet* in the iaxy stream.
She waits for tta laggard herd to won*.
With ears that droop and *���*��*�� that dream.
Ilrr sit* Sides bobre with *onr*nt��dnw��
And her udders drip whh aa oversow
Thai bTutrbes with whim the tmtatyrmm
That sag* with the ourrvut Im and Im
The add m whirl where tun b��n*r rati Slmrs
lis tufted end with a list less (loss.
And the aaiwlinir water swing* and straff
Like whlrlTitif wines in the r**��k*ld* moss.
As ths water rlsors <��t Us muddy rile
Aud th* old Usw drlitks. with nostril* flared,
The (tu_r��*T<��w stsallne. mile oa mile.
Grow*darker where thmthmp wood*stand�����
On ihe mS hortatm's farthna rhe.
Aud out >.r ih�� twilight's bsa? bel*hi.
Where the Is* Htar inhere, whit* and dim,
A drifting* swallow plpee gwid tdyht.
Then, drowsfly. whh a ami deep breath.
The old boas raises her brad and altfha.
And. bricht as a ssmrd tram MS rruerdlof* ahead-,.
The sunset gtmma la her ***wiuc eyas
Ii tarns th* bmi\ at her throat t�� aym
And sllvws the wd ot hot stltum root.
A nd the l��_-t��l�� leaves ot the mr grown old
Tarn pale In tiw pools wher* thay lie sS ml
Otttef the sllrura. shrlH end hhrh.
A voir** of tiw farmyard qweoera thrmth :
**Cwm*.bumr ��*<����*�� Imm! <"****. Urn '���" its err.
And the old bom softly answers, "Hon I"
Only the caO ul Ihe wt   'bet's all;
Only a wistful moo. and ����t
It s*ruts tbsl 1 brmtti my rhlhhViod fOll~
Aad Uw d��.k ts he** sod my **_* are wrt
~ H t K., la thb aa- Ttosas-llrrall
Store for tho best
obtainable in the
Haberditsher line.
Our stock of	
Goods is not behind that of the
tig city stores...
Ladies' Footwear
as dainty as the
daintiest and as
serviceable as the
best Malt orders.
E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd.
Sandon    ,
�����st_H    SREVEL8T()KK
Headquarters tor mining
men. Everything flrst-
class.    Kates, $2 a dsy.
J. V. PERKS, Proprietor.
���swass The Paystreak.
A  Mean Triefc of Eugene.
When Eugene Field waseity editor
of the Kansas City Times he found
great amusement in annoving one of
the characters employed on the
paper. Ferguson was one of the
''makeups" on the paper, and in
Wyandott, where he resided, just
over the line from Kansas City, he-
was the leader of the loeal temper
a nee society. For over a year Field,
on coming down to the paper to go to
work, would write a personal con
oerning Ferguson. Generally it ran
like thb.* "Mr. John Ferguson, tbe
well-known makeup' of the Times
e imposing room, appeared for work
In his usual beastly state of intoxication." This entertaining item
Field would ; send down in some
bundle of copy, and the others ot the
composing room would set it up and
say nothing. Poor Ferguson knew
that this awful personal was n their
midst, and every night would go
carefully over every galley for the
purpose of locating and killing it.
It gave him vast trouble. Every
now and then Field would not write
his personal, and then the bedeviled
Ferguson was worse thsn ever. As
long as he could not And it, ft might
still be there. Now and then It escaped his eagle eye and was printed.
Oa such ticcaaions Ferguson's burdens were beyond the power of even
a Christian spirit to bear.
Air la Tunnels.
part of the English-speaking people
throughout the world, whereby we
can prevent war.   We want universal peace.
The references to "Kltchner's
School" in the House recently were
well conceived, but nothing would
have been lost if some member bad
directed tbe attention of the members to the unique fact that the gentleman who seconded Premier Sem-
lin's suggestion, is connected by the
closest ties to one whose name will
go down in Jiistory in connection
with the Soudan in a place scarcely
lees honorable than those of Gordon
and Kitchener. It waa Sir Samuel
Baker, brother of Col. Baker, who
discovered the Albert Nvaiuea, and
five years later he lead the first
Egyptian expedition into Central
Africa fur the suppression of tbe slave
trade and the acquisition of the territories, to preserve which Gordon
went to Khartoum, and to recover
which Kitchener smashed tbe Kha
Ufa. -Victoria Colonist.
<Vft.ui th* London Globe;
The figures given a few days ago
at the institution should have the
effect, if any need exist, of hastening
the ultimate decision of the director*-
of underfroand railways to substitute electric for steam locomotives.
Competent medical authorities have
deckled that the quantity of carbon
dioxide should not exceed ten parts
in 10.0001 while the amount of carbon dioxide In Uie air ot a railway
tunnel must not exceed twenty parts
Yet recent investigations ot the
atmosphere in the tunnels of the
Metropolitan Railway have shown tt
to contain as many as 96 parts of
carbon dioxide per 10.000, It is gen -
eraliy assumed that the London tuu-
nels rivsl all others in tire foulness
of atmosphere, but, as a matter of
tact, it may be taken as certain that
tunnels, of which there are many
abroad, which are built with their
altitude in tlie middle are consider-
sbly worse than tlie Metropolitan. A
notable instance in this respect is the
Mont Cents, which Is S�� milt's Ions;
and 20 feet wide, and bfcomessofbul
at times that traffic Is kept up with
tlm greatest difficulty. For several
reasons the purification of tunnel*
can never be satisfactorily effected
by artificial ventilation ; and the
only possible solution Is the adoption
of electric locomotives. When that
important change Is effected we may
look with confidence to an enormous
accession to the traffic on our under-
ground lines, and a corresponding
relief to the present congested oon*
diilon of the streets. It Is a significant fact that all new urban under
ground railways are now supplied
with electric traction instead of
Cecil la for Peace.
Discussing Anglo-American relations while in London, Mr. Cecil
Rhodes said: "What we want is an
Intertwining of mutual interests in
tbe Interest of humanity  upon the
An enterprising eompanv with a
capital of 150,000 has been having
the country between Skagway and
Atlin surveyed for a telegraph line,
snd although the heavy winters of
the north and the frequent avalanches will endanger the line, J. W.
Bricges, who has just returned from
making the sorvev, believes it is
perfectly feasible. In additiod to tbe
wire to Atlin and other camps an extension will be run south to Juneau,
The Canadian Pacific Railway's
second transfer barge will be ready
tor commission in a month. It will
have a capacity of 15 cars, and with
the present barges in use will enable
the company to move 34 cars a day
between Kootenay landing and Nelson.
Tbe prkse of lead is increasing.
Tlie reason given therefore Is that
tbe demand for house paint and lead
pipe is now so great that stocks have
ran down, U is predicted that lead
will be worth five cents a pound before the year clones.
Never be st your place of business
when a person wants to borrow
money of you, because if you are in
vou will be out* but if you are out
but it you are out you wilt be in.
Fogg says that it Is glorious to
have the courage to tell  the truth,
but that it would be acting the part
or* the tyrant to thrust it upon every
body that came along.
Tourist*-Vou say he ts one of your
most prominent citizens. What has
he ever done ?
Ipecac Ui11���Fifteen yean. Not an*
other cuss in town haa done more'n
Wayworn Watson���Tell you what
I'll do, then-I'll take a cold biscuit
snd called it square.
Mrs. Ferry���All the biscuits we
have are circular.
The book agent wafted in, but dis
erectly refrained from closing tbe
"I'm not interested in the Philip*
pthes!" shouted the business man.
"But, sir, I"	
"Yes, I see you are an advocate of
the 'open door,' but I am not. Kindly go outside and shut it. Good
day l"
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
Miners and Prospectors.
If you wen* te save your
money leave your  eider
Sleighs, Gutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.'
���ra. Chum JMmstM.
Plata mam Fancy Sewing ef all Kinds.
Taller-Made Salts to Order.
Cody Ave.   '   '   SANDON*
Plain sewinG
ROOM I.        UP 8TAIR8
Atlantic Steamship  Tickets
to and from European points via Can
ad Ian and American lines. Apply
for sailing dates, rates, tickets and
full information to any C. P. Ry
agent, or
O. P. R. Agent, 8nndon.
WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.,
You cannot find
any better goods
than toe can shoto
you. Remember
this tohen you
toant a good suit
of clothes.
��*���_���, B. e.
Will Im at Aha Hotel Balmoral
onoa a month.
J. R. & D. Cameron.
Canadian Pacific Ry.
Soo-Pacific Line.
"���""���fa FmB* mtfmm  oVpOft#t* 9#fOiC�� K#VwO
To Eastern St
European Points.
.To   Pacific   Coast,   Alaska,
China,   Japan   and   Australian
Baggage Cheeked to Destination
nnd Through Tickets leaned.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke:
Daily to St. Paul.
Monday for Toronto.
Thursday for Montreal and Boston.
Daily to Points reached via Nskuap.
Daily excepting Sunday ts Points, reach
sd vis Rosebery snd Sloan City.
Daily Train.
9:00k     lye. SANDON ar.     16:66 k
(UntilPorthar NoUoal
Aaoartnln BATES antf full information by
���ddraaai-f nearest local scant, or
Agent, Sandon.
DUt. Pass. Aa*., Tt*-. Pass. Aft
Vanoonrar, Nelson.
Ba aw*  that jronr ticket rsads Tin th*
j ' Tub Paystreak.
The Deadly Acalsnche.
On Thursday morning about 4
o'clock a short slide at the Ajax
came down and lodged as a place
near the cabins, obstructing the trail.
The force at the mine turned out
about 7 o'clock to clesr the way for
the rawhide teams, which were hauling ore to Sondon. The men had
been working only a few moments
when they heard timbers breaking
up above them snd ran to places of
safety. Wm. Siddons, who was a
little way apart from tbe rest of the
men, was warned of his danger and
fled, but unfortunately rsn right into
the middle of the slide and was buried beneath tons of ice and snow before he could retrace his steps. The
westher was so thick that it was impossible co see* more than a few
yards, which accounts for Siddons
having run straight to his doom
while seeking a place of safety. His
hat and shovel were afterward found
unmoved where he hsd been working. As the slide is still very dangerous a search for his body could
not be made.
Siddons was a native of California,
and has only been in the employ of
tbe Ajax for about 15 days, coming
to this csrap from Rossland a short
time ago. Some letters found among
his possessions gave addresses of
relatives in California and Texas, to 1
whom wires have been sent of his
It b still very dangerous in tbe
neighborhood of the mine and sil
work hss been discontinued. The
mouth of No. 2 tunnel is Under ten
feet of snow.
construct a 10-mile wagon road to a
point ou the Outlet, 12 miles from
On the Joker property, over the
divide from the Mollie Gibson, the
owners have sunk 70 feet Thev report having a 2-foot ore body all the
way which gives sn average assay
value of 160 in gold.
The company that owns the Mollie
Gibson has placed the first block ot
stock on the market at 20 cents s
shsre. There are 2,000,000 shares,
par value 11.
Ruth Annuel Meeting.
The first annual meeting of the
Ruth Mines, Ltd., wss held in Lon
don on December 30th. H. W. Foster, M. P., in the chair. The chairman reviewed the company's operations snd stated that s profit of ��21,-
983 hsd been realized. A dividend
of 3s. per share had already been
paid and it was now proposed to de*
dare a further dividend of Is. fid.,
making a total of 4a. 6d., or 22} per
cent The report and accounts were
adopted without discussion.
A Deluge.   A Great Inpouring
The score st Rowland on  Thursday stood:
For the grand trophy :
Grimmett of Sandon beat Russell
of Nelson 12 to a
Wsuffh of Kaslo beat Tamblyne of
Nelson 14 to 5.
Peters conceeded bis game to
In the Hudson's Bay competition,
Waugh of Kaslo beat Hood of San
don 16 to 11.
Brown of Revelstoke best Grimmet
of Sandon 16 to 11.
Grant of Nelson beat Carlyie of
Rossland 17 to 1.
Brown of Revelstoke beat Waugh
of Kaslo 12 to 6.
The second draw of the grand
challenge resulted as follows:
Grant of Nelson beat Fraser of
Rossland 16 to 12.
Beamish of Rossland beat Cranston of Rossland 12 to 11.
Morkill of Rossland beat Smith of
Rossland 16 to 2.
Waugh of Kaslo beat Hood of Sandon 16 to 11.
The Ice was reported in very poor
condition. Up.to the time of going
to press no report of yesterday's
games was received.
Hie Motile Gibson'
The Mollie Gibson company is employing 17 men on development work
upon its Kokanee property. The
tunnel Is now in 800 teet. Only such
ore as iseuoounteeed in development
Is taken out. No attempt is being
made at shipping, but there are 400
sacks of ore which have been moved
as fares it .is possible to rawhide.
Before any regular shipments can be
made the company will be obliged to
Methodist Church :-*-
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Regular services to-morrow st 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Divine service will be held tn Virginia Hsll at 7:30 p. m. Rev. J. A.
Cleland, Minister.
Is mr t* Test
Y<MM��   Ejmmm    mtki     J���
Nothing pats Craw's Feet
~~~     sftPOHMrJ ��m# eyOS ���MI'S
ealokry tfcaa eye strata
tt makes jam leek *M
TWO THOUSAND CASfcS (a trsin losd| of nice, clean, fresh
packed groceries received during the past two weeks; besides, several
carloads of fine fresh vegetables, representing not only  a  cataract but*
Have a pair af prepsi-rj
fitted Eft Masses.
Jeweller and Optician.
perfect svalsnche
of goods from sit
parts of tbe world
pouring down upon
the good people of
And whv not?
when we hsve tire
best Mines, the
best Miners snd the
best People In all
British Columbia
Wt ha vet. many
nice new novrlttY*
to eat and dr'nk
thst tt  would  re
*|iilre     a     whole
newapaper issue u
desert> them sil
So wa Invite  you
all to come and --
the new goods, t.
inspect our wsrehousee and cellars*.   Bring  your   "alters, cmt��iris snd
aunts."   All will be welcome.
H. Giegerich, Sandon, B. C
Seasonable   Goods.
Wc are now showing a line of HOCKEY SKATES
the strongest and best.
SPRINQ SKATES, various styles and patterns.
SLEIGH BELLS, nickel and gilt bells on straps
esa^ff. tnc �������*�����**��� JONES ALL STEEL SNOW
A   full line of LAMPS and  LANTERNS In stock.
H. BYERS & Co.
I have Just reeelred another
lot of
WMett I ean confidently
reeemmend to Intending purchasers.
Geo. B. Knotole8,
Pioneer Jeweler of the Slocan.
8AN1MJX, B. C.
Tw�� fWrs Below   VIRIUMA   Moos. Headquarters lor Miners.
.    Well slocked bar In ��onMMitl.n.
RECO AVE.    -     -    .    SANDON       f*r"t "�������� �����e*>mmo^atlons    Bi.er.|l.��o..
���I nay or week.


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