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300K IV.
SANDON, MARCH 3, 1900.
The Deliver hold will resume oper-
ons to-morrow.
L. C. Lane spent the early part of
; week in Nelson.
There are six men working on con-
ict at the Antoine.
There will be an election of officers
the Miners' Union this evening.
Lorenzo Alexander is expected back
��m the old countrv in the near future.
J.   Roberson   Barr   intends   opening
the gents furnishing line  in a   few
Payne stock is holding its advance of
st week and stands at $1.21 00
The classic and oristicratic spring
ier comes prancing around with the
le weather.
The K. & S. hotel at McGuigan is
be re-opened under the management
Mrs. Peters.
A meeting was held last night for
e purpose of making preparations for
patriotic concert.
Mr. Yeates, formerly with Demet,
pokane has taken a position in Don-
dson's Drug Store.
Mr. Hammond and family contem-
ate occupying the residence lately
icated by Mrs. Funk.
Chas. Ringall, a hotel ma.) from
ossburg, Wash., is in Sandon looking
��r a business opening.
Miss Sophie Funk left yesterday
lorning for Slocan City, where she
ill spend a month's visit.
Mrsvjtunk   has   accepted a  position
I the (ttanagement of the housekeeping
epartmeni of the Reco hotel.
DaviflrLcitch received the sad intelli-
ence OP Saturday evening last of the
eath flFhis father in   Pembroke,    Ont.
Thefaisses McKinnon will open a
ressmakini; and ladies furnishings
stablishuu nt in Sandon about the 171I1.
MaX^rtKrakenbeig is looking for a
Katiojit on Reco avenue in which to
amy <jp;hi> cigar manufacturing busi-
ess.   |r
Thegp'arc two matrimonial events in
��'hich|Saiidoii parties will assume the
wading role, billed to come off this
There will be a St. Patrick's  concert
II McKinnon's   hall,   Silverton, Oil   the
7th. j Be   proceeds   will   go   to the
��reparations are   being made to
fce operations at the Ruth mine
HI.     H.   B.   Alexander   has   re-
Bo Sandon.
Henderson of the   Henderson
y Co., Vancouver, was ill town
y   collecting   statistics   for that
^Surprise is sending down a ship-
nen#?of ore, and a station is being
fiade/in the lower tunnel for hoisting
ripdjjnerv for a winze.
Clip Cullen, Provincial Constable,
eavejl today for the coast. A constable
s not usually a popular official, but
"harHe, has made a host of friends.
The Trail smelter is shipping largely
to Chicago refineries. Three carloads
containing 20 tons each of matte went
through Nelson to the windy city on
While being taken to the New Westminster asylum, David Whitely became
voilently insane and afficer Stubbs had
considerable difficulty in holding him
while en route.
There will be a ball in Spencer's
hall on St. Patrick's night. Altho
arrangements have not been completed,
it will probably be under the auspices
of the Miners' Union.
A parly of about 25 Sandon people
went down to Three Forks on Thursday evening to a dance given by the
Sandon ^qq Cjuadrille Club. Music
was furnished by Sandon talent.
Murray Byers spent the early part of
the week in Nelson. Murray complains
of the quality and effects of the disin-
fectance with which Nelson folks
inoculate the stranger within their
Judging from the number of attrac-
billed for the occasion, St. Patrick's
Day will be celebrated in Slocan in a
way that will fill the immortal shade
of the saintly Pat with pride and gratification.
The Brehany Opra  Co., a high class
operatic   production   which   has   been
playing the   coast cities   recently,   con-
emplates   giving   a   performing   in
Standon in the near future.
A pie and pound social with a short
program will be given in the near
future under the auspices of the Ladies
Aid o( St. Andrew's Presbyterian
church. Fuller particulars will be
given next week.
Wm. Howarth, late of Slocan City,
and every other point in the Canadian
and American Northwest that can be
reached by rail and the indulgence of
the good hearted brakie, has joined the
typographical staff of the P.\vstkeak.
Many of the men who rushed into
the Slocan last week with the hope of
immediate employment have left during
the present week for other points, most
of them going to Nelson to work on
the Balfour extension of the Crow's
Hugh Cox, who has been in the
employ of the Star mine for some time
and played a cornet in the band left
yesterday for Agusta Wisconsin, where
he intends to start business. The band
gave him a send off at the station by
playing several patriotic Anglo-American airs.
Pete Johnson and Fred Hoffman are
purchasing the Miner's Hotel from
from Waterland and Westerberg. The
selling firm built a hotel in Greenwood
last summer which will engage their
undevided attention. The purchasers
are well known in Sandon, Kaslo and
other towns.
The regular lodge social of the K. of
P. on Wednesday evening was unusually successful. Mr. and Mrs. Spencer
supplied the instrumental music and
Mrs. Sanford and Mrs. McMartin rendered some pleasing vocal selections
while Roy Sharpe made his first appearance in the role of black-faced
The Monitor Sold.
The- first big deal of the season was
consumated on Saturday last when
Messrs. Drake Brockman of London,
Eng., and Joseph Stace of Rochester,
Eng., took over the Monitor mine at
Three Forks from Fingland and Petty.
The price is not given out but it is
supposed to be $130,000. Maurice
Gintzberger negotiated the deal.
The Monitor is one of the most promising properties in the country. It
was located in '94 by George Petty and
in '9b became the object of a lawsuit
between Petty and Wells, which attracted considerable attention and
through which H. A. Fingland became
interested in the property.
The Monitor has been an extensive
shipper and has the distinction of being
the only silver-lead property in the
district which gives a gold value. Last
summer considerable zinc ore was
shipped to Manchester with most satisfactory results.
Messrs. Stace and Brockman are
English capitalists who are already
interested in the Slocan, being heavy
owners in the Ajax Fraction.
The ore shipments for the week on
the K. & S. were: Payne 100 tons,
Last Chance 40 tons, Sunshine 20 tons.
The Payne shipped [90 tons via the
C. P. R.'to the Trail Smelter. The
Rambler shipped a car of ore from
McGuigan yesterday and for the month
sent out 123 tons. The Cjueen Bess
has a couple of cars at the Alamo siding
but made no shipments this week.
Reliefi Bill did not Pass.
Word was received from Victoria
yesterday that the Enabling Act which
was calculated to furniseh Sandon relief
in the matter of aldermanic and mayor*
ality qualifications, has not been passed:1
This places the city in an awkward
position as the present council has been
holding office on the understanding
that a new one would be elected whenever the relief bill was passed.
The failure of the government to pass
the hill leaves the city in the same
position as before, that only three men
can qualify for mayor and eight for
D, C. McDonald gets Judgment.
In the supreme court at Rossland
D. C. McDonald has been recently
awarded judgment against Bernard
McDonald for $1,000 and costs for
commission on the Madison sale. This
was the deal by which J. C. Eaton
and partners bonded the property over
to the present owners, the price
being $20,000. Bernard counted D. C.
McDonald out of the sale and refused
to devide the commission although the
latter had been instrumental in bringing the parties together and completing the deal. Mr. W. S. Deacon
appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. J. A.
Macdonald for defendants.
Another Visitation.
The Tribune says : The Nelson minstrels have decided to take a tour
through the Slocan on behalf of the
Mansion House fund, an will play in
Slocan City, Sandon, New Denver and
Kaslo. The Nelson Military Band will
accompany them.
The Big Bonspiel.
The Sandon curling clubs annual
bonspiel will commence on Tuesday
eve ling next with the opening draws
for the Bostock cup. There will be
three competitions, the Bostock cup,the
Harris trophy and the all-comers competition. Rinks from Kaslo, Nelson,
Rossland, Revelstoke and Slocan are
expected. Playing will be continuous
day and night and the spiel will be
wound up with a grand hall in Viginia
Hall on Thursday evening.
Where Kaslo Stciped Sandon.
The Sandon hockey team went down
to Kaslo on Tuesday to play the denizens of Mudflatville, The game was
swift and vigorous and resulted in a
score of six to three in favor of the
Kasloites. As our sporting editor was
not present we cannot give particulars
of the game. The following is the
personnel of both teams.
Stewart Goal E. Crawford
Dill Point J. Crawford
Grierson 1  n        n .  .   | R. Hammond
,r \ Cover Point { ...    ..       c    .
jkoung    I I v\.  Crawford
Hunter     \ ( Hood
Stinsop     /   Forwards   -!      McKinnon
Cody j I        W. Cliffe
Will Plaj Hocheu in Sandon Tonight
The Kaslo hockey team will come up
by special train this evening to cross
sticks with the Sandon boys. The
junior team which played in Rossland
will meet the Kasloites and a hot game
is promised. A large crowd is expected
from Kaslo.
F. L. Christie and M. L. Grimmett
went to Nelson this morning.
The Conservatives of Nelson are holding association meetings to appoint
delegates to a convention at Revelstoke
or some other central point in Kootenay
for the purpose of nominating a candidate to contest the constituency for the
Dominion parliament. Nothing has
been heard of such a convention by the
Sandon Conservatives vet.
No. 1 Vol. 1 of the Lardeau F3agle
has arrived in this office. The Eagle's
nest is situated, on the main street of
the embrayo metropolis of the Lardeau
���Ferguson, B. C.���and its screams
will be for the purpose of directing the
attention of the world at large to the
richness of the great new silver camp.
R. P. Pettipiece is editor and to those
who know him the mere announcement
is sufficient guarantee that it will be
breezy and brilliant enough to keep
Ferguson in the public eye.
'"*&*&&��� ������ THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, MARCH 3,   1900
Many lose their souls to save their
It is a mistake to be forever copying
The simplest patriotism is the hardest
to practice.
The life of goodness is the likeness of
Spiritual vision is not material blindness.
The godly man is he who acts divinely
to his fellows.
The roses drop from sin, hut the
thorns remain.
He is a brave man who thinks new-
thoughts aloud.
God is working toward a perfect man
in a perfect world.
Duplicity of conduct will not win im-
plicity of confidence.
The riper the fruit of holiness, the
lower it bends itself.
A criminal may escape from his cell,
but not from himself.
There will be "good will amongst men"
when they all do God's will.
Sorrow cannot separate us from the
Savior, but He shall yet separate us
from them.
shillings and eight pence, troop ser
geantmajor three shillings and 10
pence, squadron sergeant-major four
shillings and four pence This may be
supplemented by a grant from the Canadian government sufficient to bring
the pay up to that paid the Canadian
militia, which is about the same as the
mounted police rate.
A man who bets may be doing wrong
but the man who doesn't bet is no better.
If a man would live to a ripe old age
he should get his name on the pension
Many a man becomes a pessimist
when he begins to harvest his wild
Every time a woman deceives a man
his vanity gets a shock that puts it to
Unless a man is influenced by a wo
man he is neither very bad nor yet very
Nothing pleases a man more than to
hear that his neighbor has lost all his
Many a man has avoided the slip
'twixt cup and the lip by drinking out
of the bottle.
A student of human nature who
knows his business never wastes much
time in society.
Whenever a man is browbeaten it is
usually by the gray matter behind some
other fellow's brow.
No man is absolutely perfect, but he
who acknowledges his fault is more than
halfway up the ladder.
Says an old bachelor; ''No one ever
heard a married man boasting that ho
had never made a mistake."
What the Pay Will Be.
For the benefit of those who are curious *���(�� know what pay the volunteers
for the Strathcona Horse will receive,
it may be said that until the corps arrive in South Africa mounted police pay
will prevail, which is as follows: Pri
Patent OIHce Record*.
Inventors'names are often related to
the subject of  their  inventions,   and
some queer jumbles of names results.
Among the family of "eatable'' names
appeared P. Aogg, with his self-waiting
table, and S. S. Drybread, with a new
brand of wheat flour. Succeeding these,
a Mr. Ballott annexed his name to the
election booth.   Names recalling metals
are no exception.   It was Brazier who
invented a stone firepot and stoker, and
R. J. Bolt a combination lock.   Singularly enough, politics are not  barred
out, as J McTammany invented a novel
voting machine and a patent was granted him. Racing is allowed in the collection, for a Mr. Horse was complimented
on a safety fast driving rein lately patented by him.   The horseman was followed by Mr. Larsen and a patent burglar alarm.   Hardware is also mentioned, as Mr. Pulley  invented   a   stump
extractor, which has been advantageously used. A man named Girl invented
a baby walker, and Mr. Husbands, who
is unmarried, put before the public a
patent baby jumper.   In railroad patents   Mr. Carr   is registered with his
patent car mover, and he opened the
way for Mr Gatewood with his original
gate.   A Pittsburg patentee obtained
the exclusive right to sell a washing
machine.   The Smoky City in this ease
is said to have had more to do with this
thought than the man's name, which
was Daubenspeck.
The British Columbia Review draws
the attention of London capitalists to
Canada as a field for investment in preference to Australia.   It says;
The gold production of Western Australia during 1899 was roughly speaking
882,000,000; the gold production of Canada for the same period was roughly
speaking $18,000,000. If the amount of
capital sunk in the two countries be
compared, Canada's $18,000,000 must he
returning hundred to one better dividends than Western Australia's $32,-
000,000. If silver, lead, copper and
nickel be added to make a fair basis of
comparison, because the minerals are
are mined in conjunction with gold in
Canada, then Canada's output is superior to that of Western Australia. Yet
Canada's new year in mining is greeted
with a lugubrious lowering of the voice
and dropping of the eyes. Western
Australia's is greeted with a fanfaronade
of trumpets As a general rule the proportion of interest shown in Canadian
and West Australian mining is as two
lines to two columns Yet the output
of the two countries is practically the
same with a more rapid rate of progress
a higher degree of science, a more versified selection of resources, a more de-
vate 50  cents  per  diem, corporal 85
cents, sergeant $1, sergeant major $1.50. termined character of local enterprise,
On arriving in South Africa the line [ and a more permanent and stable future
cavalry scale will be paid, which is:! visible in Canada. Things are not
Private one shilling and two pence,' necessarily untrue that are not gener-
corporal two shillings, seigeants two'ally recognized.
New Denver Ledge
The patent medicine ad is a snare
and a delusion. We never print them
because they are a nuisance and
make a paper look as though it was
a cheap affair and the editor dying
of acute starvation. There is no
money in publishing- them and we
are surprised that so many otherwise
respectable sheets should allow them
to pallute their pages like the rash
on a smalljiox victim. Not more
than one in fifty of the patent medicines on the market are worth the
paper that wraps them up. If they
cure anything it is a plus of cash held
by people who can alwavs imagine
that they are going to die from reading these cunningly arranged ads.
Nothing disgusts us more at the prostitution of the press than to pick up a
journal and find reading notices
something like this:
"Mr. Kufozlem was almost a goner,
and his life was not worth a soo. He
had been run over by a freight train,
cut in two by a circular saw, hit with
a lyddite shell and his friends were
in despair. He commenced taking
O'Jagerty's Blood Tonic, and alter a
few doses health again became his
comrade and today he is hale and
Or this: "R. O. M'Gall lay dying
of consumption in its tenth stage.
For years he had been a slave to
jack leg journalism, and it had
brought him to the outer fringe of
the grave. He had kept himselt
alive by envy and jealousy mixed
with conceit until he had grown so
weak that he could not take a dose
of physic for fear that he would lose
his brains. At last when every ray
of hope seemed gone he swallowed a
barrel of Dusenbury's Jim Jam Bitters, and once more became fat, ragged and a bore to the community."
Or this: "For a hundred years Mr.
O'Gooslain had lived in Three Forks
in the best of health. Then he lost
his eyesight and became deaf, while
the cold chills of senility made him
shiver with impotent rage. One day
he picked up the Kosebery Daily
Hum, and read about Humbug's
Liver Pills. Like a drowning man
grabbing at a floating feather, he
bought a carload of these pills and
before he had consumed a case the
spectacles fell off his nose and he
walked to New Denver in fifty minutes, and he promises to live to a
green old age. One dollar a box at
all drug shops."
Or this: "For many ages Mrs.
Lacedup had dragged her highheeled
shoes along the pike of misery. Her
lite was a living hell, and nightly
she prayed that the moon would
never change. But all in vain.
Step by step she was sinking into the
grave. Day by day her painted
complexion faded. Night after
night did she lie awake and wonder
why   women  are  thus  persecuted.
Hour by hour she prayed for relief
but not a sign was visible. Just as
she had leached the point where the
cold clammy hand of death was
stretched out to her she turned her
eyes to the wall and there read an
ad of MotherGriL'ham's Pansy Pellets.
She managed to send a messenger
post haste for a few boxes of this rem
edy and after taking a few doses the
flush of health spread itself over her
store complexion and she has never
been sick since. She saws wood, has
24 children and has forgotten all
aliout the moon. This great female
remedy is sent by mail upon receipt
of LT> cents."
It is the reading of similar adds to
the ones just quoted in almost even-
paper that makes us wonder why the
people pay for papers with such trash
in them. Perhaps they don't. We
had forgotten about that  possibility.
PROM    MMVKKYS     I'M'Kit     BTOPK.
Up to the time of going to press no
sure remedy has been discovered to
prevent damnation coming to delinquent subscribers.
When we stop to realize what
trouble one legislature win make in a
Province, we begin to appreciate how
sad and dreary things must be in the
state of Kentucky, where they have
two of them.
When B. C. again has a Legislature It is to be hoped that a law will
be passed prohibiting dirty linen
washing in the House. A prize ring
might be established in which nil
members could settle their disputes
1 y liar.(I instead of mouth, as noine ot
them have been doing lately.
Human nature has many sides.
Soft soap a man in a newspaper and
his praises will be long and load in
favor of its editor. Jab the pen of
truth into some of his faults and he
will go out of his way to tell anybody who will listen to him that the
editor is no good, and that his sheet
Is so punk that be is afraid fumiga
tion will not save it. Manv papers
manage to exist in spite of this class
of cowardly backcapjiers
When a fellow goes out and wallows in the sunshine that is so cheap
and so plentiful in New Denver this
season, he finds it difficult to believe
that, at the selfsame moment, a
blizzard is blowing fourteen distinct
and different daylights out of those
misguided people who continue to
try and exist in the winter weather
back yonder In Manitoba where
frozen foot and the frost bitten ear
make merry all the dav long.
M. W. DAY. Proprietor.
���Manufaturer of all���
Syphons, Ginget Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc., Etc.
Sandon., B.C.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
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���''.!. y- THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, MARCH 3,   1900
m^mU I
���'An old handpress for sale���old, but
in perfect order, and able to do good
work yet.''���Georgia Exchange.
They're sellin' of the old handpress���
That's what the papers say���
The press the editors have "pulled"
Until their locks were gray;
The press the "Old Subscriber" loved
In days that are no more���
That printed all the country news
From Jinks' to Jones' store.
They're sellin' of the old handpress���
The olfice boy is old���
The last of all its editors
Has joined the heavenly fold;
No more 'twill welcome "Major Green
And family to the town,"
Or tell us of the melon crop
From Billville up to Brown."
They're sellin' of the old handpress.
Full many a breezy day,
When they came to whip the editor
We've seen him blaze away
With his double-barrelled shot gun-
Till they tied in deep distress
From the buckshot as they rattled round
The old handpress)
It looks so lonely and forlorn !
Oh, heartless auctioneer,
Be careful when you cry out
To read its title clear!
For though they have it up for sale
1 do not love it less,
For the editor has whaled me
On the old handpress I
Till;    MK.lMMi    IN    EVENTS.
The Kr:<l  Significance of the Philippine
aud South African Struggles.
Speaking of wars as civilizers and the
law of the survival of the fittest, T. A.
Goodwin writes to the Indianapolis
Press as follows:���
Abou'. midsummer,  18'itf,  when the
land   was filled   with   mourning and
men's hearts quaked because of fear on
account of the. terrible loss of life at
Gettysburg and the uncertainty of tin
situation, a distinguished Presbyterian
minister, who was waiting at the union
station for his train, called upon his
personal friend,  William N. .Jackson,
then, as now, doing duty in the secre
tary's office.   After the usual  saluta
tions the preacher asked: "What do yon
think of the conditions of the country,
Brother Jackson?"
Without speaking a word, Mr. Jack
son reached for his Bible, then lying on
his table, and, turning to the Ninety-
seventh Psalm, said: "Head that," and
the preacher read:" The Lord reigneth:
let the earth rejoice."
"That answers the whole question,''
said Mr Jackson. Clouds and darkness
may be about Him; we may not be ahle
to see the meaning of His acts, but we
are sure that righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne,
hence we can only wait and trust.
"Far, far above our thought
His counsel shall appear,
When fully He the (fork hath wrought
That caused our needless fear,"
Then followed a half-hour's conversation along.the lino of the scripture quoted, Mr. Jackson insisting that those
who came after would understand why
God used war to accomplish what could
not be brought about by any other
agency; and the preacher took the cars
for home a happier man for the interview with a layman who reads and believes the Bible.and long ago those who
participated in that war from mere political motive learned that "Far,   far
above their thought'' God had in view
not only the emancipation of the negro,
but the emancipation of the slaveholders themselves, and their elevation
to a higher moral, social and commercial plane than was possible with the
nightmare of slavery paralyzing them,
and the lifting of the whole nation to a
higher level.
Whoever would study the; e wars intelligently, or any war, for that matter,
must recognize, as a foundation truth,
that the Lord leigneth. We may not
always be pleased with His methods;
we may even imaj.ii p we could do better if we wielded the aceptre, or we may
go only a short step farther and say in
our hearts, if not words.there is no God;
yet still He reigns, and we must submit
to His laws, however reluctantly except
that in the '���xercise of our free will we
may disregard His moral laws and take
the consequences. Finally, however,
after strutting defiantly on the stage for
a brief period,as if the world were made
solely for our delectation, or ought to
have been, the curtain drops, and, in
obedience to the law we most despised,
dust returns to dust again and the
mourners go about the streets as m mrn-
er* have gone for thousands of years.as
if some great calamity had befallen
them, whereas, only a law of our being
has been obeyed, and it was no calamity at all    Death is no calamity
There are at least two companion
truths always to he taken into account
in such a study; though possibly they
are less fundamental, yet they are important. First, God's methods are always evolutionary. With Him it is always the germ, the blade, the ear. rtiid
after that the full corn in the ear. In
the inanimate realm there have been
distinct forms of development,each succeeding period building on its predecessor In the animated realm it is the
same. The thorough bred horse of today is the result of natural selection���
the survival of the fittest; as the apple
of today is the resultant of cultivation,
it is the improved crab-apple of the
early forests So of the most cultured
peoples of today it may be said almost
in the language of Saxe:
Most certainly we Anglo-Celt-Saxon-
Norman Teutonic folks will not have to
go far up our thread ancestral before
we find some very rude, uncultured ancestors, but little if any superior to the
original Hottentots of South Africa or
the Filipinos of the Archipelago.
The second companion truth to be
always present in such a study is that
what God does for man He does by
man Sometimes this is done through
the gentle ministrations of parents and
teachers; sometimes through tho more
severe discipline of the master driving
his slaves to his task, as the negro has
been lifted from his condition as it was
in the jungles: and often by the horrors
of war, for there has not been a war
since the days that sheik fought sheik,
that the survival of the fittest has not
contributed to the uplift of the race.
This may not always be so marked as
to bo perceptible in any given case,but
in the end it is marked. Every school
boy knows how the present cultured
Englishman has grown from the ignorant and warlike clans of earlier times.
What may have been the immediate
motive of the Boers in declaring war
against the British, or the motive of
England in the demand which made
war inevitable, has nothing to do with
tho real significance of the war.   Tho
bottom fact is that for 800 years representatives   of  the  lower  stratum   of
Dutch civilization had been operating
in South Africa only because it yielded
rich pecuniary results; they had intermarried with the aboriginal Hottentot,
producing a mongrel people, more Hot-
tentotish than Dutch, with little promise of any higher civilization in the next
300 years   occupying one of the most
productive portions of tho earth, rich in
gold and other precious minerals, yet
not open i o other people except under
humiliatieg conditions.   This might of
itself be no just cause for a war of aggression if it were true that the accidental possession of such a region by a
handful   f people who would not half
develop either its agricultural or mineral wealth,  gave  those  possessors  a
vested right to its exclusive possession.
To so claim is to assume that the 7,000
Indians  who, a  hundred  years  ago,
roamed  through   the   forests  and the
prairies of the territory which now constitutes the state of Indiana had such a
title to the land and that we are trespassers.   They had no such exclusive
right.    Whether  the   English   had a
right to march into that territory to
protect British subjects who had been
inveigled into the country by promise
of citizenship on easy ierms, and who
had been the victims of cruelty and op-
j ression���all this has  nothing to   do
with the real significance of the war.
While no one doubts the final result, as
relates to the sovereignty of the Transvaal, possibly In a year, possibly not in
a decade, one abiding result must follow.whether the question of sovereignty
be settled soon or never: A higher type
of civilization and culture will be introduced into South Africa within a decade,
as a result of the war, than the Dutch
have introduced in 300 years.   In other
words, the war only marks an epoch in
the upward march of culture among
that people, and the Dutch-Hottentot
people of the closing year of the twentieth century will be thankful for a war
that was necessary to produce such a
result, and still more thankful will the
prosperous nation be that will hold that
fruitful land in the far distant thirtieth
'rhe real significance, therefore, of
the Philippine war is that it marks an
epoch in the life-work of America. It
is the beginning of the mission for
which God has been preparing us all
these years. The war began with that
humane impulse which sent us to Cuba
to   rescue  the   perishing.   From that
came the Philippine war; beyona that
the world. Of course, a few cowardly,
selfish souls will protest, but from our
present work there never can be any
retreat. All down the coming ages the
tribe of cynics will snarl, but the work
will go on; not for the sake of the
world's commerce, but commerce will
go with America's civilization, and in
the near by-and-by it will be American
commerce and civilization without the
American saloon and the American
beer. But it will be ages and centuries
and milleniums before the work is finished. God is never in a hurry. The
eternities are His.
Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,
International Navigation A
Trading Company,
Schedule of Time.    Pacific Standard
Passenger train for Sandon   and
way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a
m. daily,  returning,  leaves Sandon
at 1:15 p.  m.,  arriving at   aslo at
3:55 p. 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 pointa
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.
Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry
Tuesdav and Saturdays at 7 a. m.,
meeting steamer International from
Kaslo at Pilot Bay. Returning,
leaves Bonner's Ferry at 8 a. m.
Wednesdays and Sundays.
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 sohi to all points in 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.
Hunter Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries, Dry Goods,
We carry the best lines that money can buy,  and,  buying in large quantities, save you the extra profit,
Sandon       Rossland        Green wood       Grand Forks
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White Metal Camp on Earth.
Subscription    -    -    -    -    $2.00 a year.
Strictly in advance.
William MacAdams,
Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON, B. C,  FEBRUARY 24,  igoo.
ANENT the article on municipal ownership which we
published last week, we have been asked for further figures
which would compare Sandon with other towns similarly
situated in the matter of electric lighting. As the government of Canada does not compile any regular statistics
showing what light costs in the various towns and cities it
is difficult to ascertain such figures. Besides which, municipalities owning light plants do not, in the majority ot
cases, issue any systematized statement of the cost of street
lighting, which makes it difficult to compare the Sandon
company's prices with the cost of operating municipal
plants under similar circumstances.
Before the lights were shut off last summer the Sandon
Water & Light Company supplied the city of Sandon with
eight arc lights of 1200 candle power at a cost of $100 a
month for the eight, or $150 for each light for a year.
The service was what is usually termed "all nierht." i. e.
from dark until daylight, which in the winter months,
owing to Sandon's peculiar topographical position, means
a service of 12 to 14 houjs. The company uses water
power, pays good wages, and supplies a service that is
above the average.
For comparison we turn to a list furnished bv the
Fort Wayne Electric Corporation, in which is given the
prices charged and the character of the service rendered in
the different towns and cities in the United States. The
price list is confined to private corporations and does not
give figures on municipal cost.
In the state of Idaho, Pocatella s^ets 12 lights, all
night, for $120 a year each. Water is used as power. In
Boise 50 lights of 2000 candle power, all night, with wood
$5 a cord, cost $108 each.
Billings, Montana uses 15 lamps of 1200 candle power,
all night, water power, at $120 a year. Bozeman uses 23
of the same description at $138 each. Dillion pays $180 a
light for ten lamps of 2000 candle power for a moonlight
service ; (i. e. lights not in use during moonlight hours.)
Deerlodge pays $198 each for 17 2000 candle power lamps.
Butte, with 114 lamps of 1200 candle power, pays $168
and Great Falls, with 42  2000 candle power lamps'$144.
In the state of Washington, Anacorates pays $144 for
2CCO candle power lamps, using 29, and Colfax uses six
lights of 1200 candle power, moonlight service, at $120 a
Independence, in Oregon, a town of 1500 inhabitants,
uses 12 lights of 2000 candle power for which it pays $90 a
Alberquerque, New Mexico, pays a rate of $132 a year
each for 11 lamps of 2000 candle power from dark to midnight.
Taking these several instances into consideration it
will be seen that the Sandon company's price averages with
the general run of prices in the western states." In the
eastern and central states prices are much lower, and in the
natural gas country in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio do not
average over one-half what is charged in western towns for
similar services. There are two self-evident reasons for
this. One is the low price of coal in these districts, and
the other is the competition  afforded   by the natural gas.
In Polo, Illinois, for instance, the   light company supplj,
40   16 candle power lights for $33.33 each per year.
All this, however, is entirely aside trom   the municip
ownership contention as the plants above mentioned arc
the hands of private corporations, and a comparison of ty
prices which these towns pay simply show the   ruling raw
under circumstances similar to those   prevailing in SanuV;
Were statistics available showing the cost at which munid
palities owning their own   plants   in  these   different stai
lighted their streets, it would lien be easily   possible to s
whether or   no   municipal   ownership   provides a chead
To catch a crawfish by heading it off would he i:
possible. The crawfish will back out on you every tin
Mr. Cliffe has ^onc to great pains on several occasions
explain that the Conservative party in B. C. does n
endorse the eight-hour law. That it is the abstract "prij
ciple" which it endorses ; and that that principle mea
nothing is in fact an empty subterfuge. He has also s,
that Mr. Charles Wilson, leader of the Conservative par
in B. C, is not in favor of the law merely the "principl
of the law.
When it comes to a matter of proving these statemei
we find Mr. Cliffe along with the driver on the hearse
the man who fell out of the baloon    simply not in it.
We have Mr. Wilson's words  as   follows that he is
exponent of the present law just as it  stands.    This lot
does not say anything about the "principle" of the law.
savs "the existing1 eight-hour law in its integrity' :
VancoiNer, !>. C	
Editor Paystreak,
Sandon, 15. C.
Sir :
1 >iand loyalh by the declaration o\ the Liberal-Conservative
Convention, and there is no concealment and there is no hidden
meaning in the declaration of tlu- part) pn ihe question.
As I understand political platforms they are for the purpose of
assisting principals [Ed : nol "principles"! and not for the purpose of
working oul details. Is a party who pledge themselves to hard and
fast details simply to la- their hands so as not to be able to pas^ leg-
islation which is in the public interests ?
I think I know what you want,  and that is a simple declaration .i>
to whether or no the  Liberal-Conservatives, if in power, would maintain the existing eight-hour  law  in its  integrity.    I have no hesita- i
tion   in   saying, in   my   opinion   "yes,"   unl ��s   the panics chief!)
interested desire some change or modification.
Vours truly,
[Signed.] Charles Wilson.
WHEN Great Britain learns a   lesson she   learns  it
good.    The army is to be reconstructed  along  democra
lines, and instead of waiting   until the war is   over the i
nouncement was   made while   yet   the   country knew   '
necessity of it.
An option on Joe Martin's magnetic gaul seems tol
Mclnnes's favorite perscription for weak governments.
m Sam Lloyd
3g   Has Pre-empted this Space to Tell the World that |
H The Palace Cafe |
Is the Best Place in the Slocan to Locate a Good |
Square Meal. Pilgrims, Rosslanders and Tender- 1
feet always welcome. The lock is Broken and jl
the Doors are open Day and Night. Come and I
Take a Chance with "Little Sammy." 'k
&fa    Business Men's Lunch 25 cents.
Short Order 25 cents and up.   i
t mm'9 wmvirmTtmmrrmTre m mTrmrvrmrmvmTnnrB-fl c o o o b g g o tmryvytmnrgi
The E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd.
i We are Closing out a Line of
Odd Pants at $1 a pair. The regular prices of these goods are from
.50 up.
The E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd.
TO F1|feJ<: HTKKS AN I ��� C( >NTRACT�� HIS.
Ml   Ptfok Mules
B4   Saddle Horses
K.I   In. Sleighs
SPBov't Standard Wilsons
Also h��rnt'^.->. aparanes complete with   blankets, ropes,  etc.; tools.  camp  outiits.   tents
For particulars write stating requirements to
T.GRAHAM, Ai.hkkt Canyon. B. C.
���.    i   i in
J. A. Firini-on, B. A ..Pa.itur.   Sunday services
��t lUm, M. and 7:30 V. M.
llBTHOMsr Cimkc ii : Rev. A M. Sanford
B. A ,P��>t<>r. Regular services every Sumla.t
at 1)-.QQa  M. ami 7:.'l0 I'. M.
Certificate of Improvements.
in the Slocan Mining Division o
nt Kootenay District. Where located :
Int three-quarters of a mile from the
IlNlTiK No. 2" Mineral Claims, neai
ee Forks, in the Slocan Mining Divia
ol West Kootenay, B. C.
NoTKK that I, E M. Sandilands, act
LgentforJ C. Williams, Free Miner'.-
lute No. B. SttKWil, issued at Sandon.
Dec. 7th, 189ft, administrator lor E. S
fens, Free Miner's Certifloate No. A.88010,
I at Sandon Feh. 25th, intend sixty days
}he date hereof to apply to the Mining
ier for a Certificate of Improvement)
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
i above claim.
I further take notice that action, under
|n 37, must be commenced before the
ice of such Certificate of Improvements.
this   thirteenth   day of .January, 1900.
E. M. Sa.mhi.nd8.
Ldvertise in the Paystreak.
L L B.
Barrister. Solicitor.
Notary Public. Etc.
B. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notan Public.
11. C.
Established wi.">.
[Western Federation of Miners.]
Meets every Saturday Evening at  8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pre., Gbo. Smith.
Vice-ires, HoWABD THOMIson.
Fin Sec. W. L. Haglkr.
Subscribers, ��1.00 per month..
Private Patients >2.oo per day, ex-;
elusive of expense of physician or;
surgeon and drugs.
Slocan Mines.
Mining Stocks bought and Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
j. D. McLaughlin, President.
W. L. Haolkk, Secretary.
Dr.   W.  E.  Gomm, Attendant Physicianr
MlMS. 11. Chisholm, Matron.
Grant Cox, Wm. Donahuk, J. V.Martin,
Wm. Gakhitt and P. H. Ml hihv. Management Committee
I. O. O. F.
Meetings every Friday  Evening  at  7:30  in
CJawford's  Hall. Visiting   brethren   are
cordially invited to attend.
Secretary. Noble Grand.
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication held first Thursday in each month in Masonic Hall at 8 r. M.
Sojounning brethern are cordially invited to
Thomas Brown,
The Direct Route From
To  All   Points
First Class Sleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat
Daily for St. Paul.   Sundays and
Wednesdays for Toronto,
Fridays for Montreal and Boston.   Same cars pass Revelstoke
one day earlier.
8:00 Lv. sandon Arr.        16:30
Daily to Points reached via.
Daily except Sunday to PointB
reached via Rosebery and Slocan City.
Tickets Issued  Through  and Baggage Checked to   Destination.
Agent, Sandon.
A. G. P. Agt.,
Tray. Pass. Agt
Be sure   that your  ticket  reads  via the
Ez fer war, I call it murder-
There vou have it plain an' flat;
I don't want to go no furder
Than my Testyment fer that;
'Tain't your eppyletts an' feathers
Make'the thing a grain more right;
'Tain't a-follerin' your bell-wethers
Will excuse ye in His sight;
Ef you take a sword an' dror it,
An' go stick a feller thru,
Guv'ment ain't to answer for it,
God will send tub hill to vou.
���James Russell Lowell.
Stroag Oplnlou Expressed by a Montreal
In a recent issue the Montreal Herald said:���
"Despite the denial of the president
of the War Eagle and the general manager of the Le Roi that there was any
connection between their closing down
and the agitation against the eight
hour law, there are not wanting evidences of concerted action on the part
of mine owners to bring about its repeal and incidentally to crush the labor
union. The management of the Hall
Mines and smelter openly declared that
they were closing on this account. The
engineer in charge ot the Dominion
Copper Company's mines in the Boun-
darv, in announcing the closing of the
whole of their mines, says: 'I got instructions from the East (which means
from Mackenzie & Mann, who hold a
controlling interest) to follow the lead
of the Kootenay mines on account of
the eight hour law.' These are new
accessions to the ranks of those who,
ever since the passing of the eight hour
'aw a year ago, have thrown their
mines idle,scattered their workmen and
deprived their shareholders of the���in
some cases���much needed dividends.
"In discussing the question it must
not be forgotten that the object of the
Mine Owner's Association, as boldly declared, is twofold���1���� secure the repeal
of the abnoxious law and to crush the
miners' union. The former is within
the range of possibility, the latter probably not. It is too late iu the day to
deny to workmen the same right to organize and co-operate as is claimed and
exercised by employers. Thirty years
ago conservative employers of labor
accustomed to rule with an iron rod believed that trades unions were only a
passing fad. But with ill grace they
accepted the inevitable.
"Unions are legitimate organizations,
so extensive in their scope and so sensitive in their operation,) that to touch
or\t>. part is to affect all, and other labor
organizations on this continent that
would be disposed to rally to the support of one, however feeble, if its right
to exist were called into question.
"The eight hour law is another matter altogether, one on which there may
be different opinions, and one about
whieh it is quite proper to fight if the
campaign be properly conducted. In
passing this law, the government was
only putting itself in line with the Imperial government, which ten years ago
decided that eight hours was long
enough for men to work under ground,
Canadians should not need lessons in
humanity either from the Mother Country or the western States, where for
years the miner has enjoyed the bless
ings of an eight hour day. The ten
dency throughout the civilized world is
to lesson the hours of labor in all callings where the physical exertion is
considerable, and especially in the hazardous occupation of mining, and it has
been amply demonstrated by results
that eight hours is tke maximum time
during which a miner can exert his utmost capacity, and that to prolong the
time is certain to result in diminishing
instead of increasing the production.
"It is a poor comment upon the value
of British Columbia mines to say that
they will not pay on the eight hour ays
tern, and strangely at variance with the
glowing representations made in most
of the prospectuses that have been issued. One might well be curious to know
what the money market thinks of the
statement and how it will affect the flow
of outside capital to the province, but
since the law is just and huma ne, and
one that has received the approval ol
the highest authority, it is to be hoped
the provincial government will not accede to the pressure that is undoubtedly
being exerted for its repeal."
The gold standard casts its blight over
New Zealand as well as over all of what
are known as tha "civilized" and
"christianized" countries of the world,
but the people there have applied a partial remedy in the shape of a postal sav
ings bank and the government loans to
the people at a low rate of interest. The
horror with which the daily newspaper*-
and magazines of the aforesaid "civilized" and "christianized" countries, our
own Canada included, view this proposition becomes laughable when one observes how smoothly and beneficially
the scheme works in New Zealand ami
how everybody there upholds it as a
common sense business proposition.
Other schemes now firmly established
in New Zealand are the following:
The railway and telegraph lines are
owned by the government.
The graduated land taxis in operation,
tbe large land owners the heaviest. If
the owner is dissatisfied, the govern men'
will buv the land at the assessed value.
Strikes are avoided by government
board of arbitration.
All stores are closed by law at a certain hour. The merchants say they do
not lose by it. A weekly half holiday
for employes is compulsory.
The factory laws do away with the
system of sweating.
Every man or woman over the ago of
65 without means of support draws a
pension, the maximum being $90a year
It is expected that better provisions will
be made for the helpless aged   in the
near future.
A government life insurance bureau is
in operation.
The government acts as a trustee for
estates, capital, etc., and guarantees the
honesty of its agents.
The government runs an employment
bureau. In December it placed 40 people with private employes and 66 on
government work.
Plutocrats do not constitute the supreme political power of New Zealand.
Land monopoly, railroad monopoly and
money monopoly are effectually prevented there, and as a result the country is
free from tramps and unemployed men
and women.
It is estimated that the income of
John D. Rockefeller for the year 1900,
from the Standard Oil Company, will
amount to $.S2,000,000. Andrew Carnegie, who is reported to have said that
Rockefeller is the richest man in the
world, will, it is supposed, have an income this vear, from the big steel trust,
of $24,500,000. Both these men began
with comparatively nothing, and both
are esteemed *h good men for their great
charity, and their continued interest in
the Christian religion. Yet they have
piled up fortunes so colossal that their
incomes are estimated at the immense
figures already quoted. In a country
that professes to confer liberty and
equality upon its people, and especially
in a young country that boasts a disre-
ard for those established usages that
guard the hereditary rich in the old
world, would it not be reasonable that
the United States Government should
order an enquiry into the methods by
which these colossal fortunes were
amassed, and the conditions that made,
or that now make, such results possible.
In this connection, it is worth noting
that Rockefeller and Carnegie have not
the fortunes that their incomes seem to I
suggest, but that both derive an unknown but immense sum from the ad-
vantages that they are permitted to take
ol the necessities of the great bulk of the
people. It is this that should justify
investigation.���Toronto Star.
A   GAME    FOK   I. IKK.
feet above the earth. In this case, too,
jealousy was the sole cause of the tragedy, and the rivals decided to resort
to the novel expedient of playing a
death game above the clouds, the loser
to throw himself from the balloon. One
can picture something of the tragic
tension of the two players as each card
was turned up and played, and the,
crowing despair of Herr Schwartz as he
saw that destiny was against him.
With the throw of the last card he
turned round and flung himself 5,000
feet down to the earth where his mutilated body was found on the following
day. His death was ascribed to accident, and the true story of this aerial
tragedy was not known until Watsdorf
declared it on his death bed a few years
An Unfortunate Ke.einbln.nre.
Last year, says London Tit Bits, a
game ol chess was played between two
German students under very tragic
conditions I he two players, who were
rival claimants to the band "f ��� daughter of one of their professors, had quarrelled and exchanged blows,and a duel
became inevitable As each man was
a skillful chess player it was decided
that they should play a game, ai;d that
the loser should take his own life. The
gruesome game was played in a restaurant, and alter a stubborn struggle
ended in favor of the airtrressor iu the
quarrel The following morning the
loser was found dead iu his rooms.
Perhaps the most tragic game on
record was played many years ago by
HerrWatzdorf and Berr Schwartz 5jkki
There was a guest at the dinner table
at the Blanque's the other night, a gentleman of some considerable note, whom
the BlanqUeS w-ere particularly desirous
of pleasing. The visitor is the possessor of a somewhat luxuriant lot of
whiskers and a good deal of tangled
At the table was young Tommy
Blanque, aged 5, whose behavior ia usually so exemplary that he was permitted
to come to  dinner.    The   Blanques are
proud of Tommy.
Tommy watched the guest with a fascinated air. But pretty soon he blurte-
"Say, mamma, doesn't that gentled
man look like Major?"
"Hii-h, Tommy," whispered his
"What did the little man inquire?"
sjioke up the visitor.
"I said you looked like Major," replied Tommy promptly
"Tommy, be quiet." cried his mother.
"Some military friend, eh?" ��aid rhe
guest, affably "And who is Major, mv
little man?"
Tommy's mamma made an ineffectual
attempt to stop him. hi ' it came too
"He's mv dog," said Tommy
Whereupon his mother promptly banished him in sobbing disgrace
The angel's song is not set for their
choir alone, but for all the chorus of
F. BTJTRJXrS <So <30,
����| jn:
Business is reviving, as no loss than
nine drummers were here Sunday.
The government ordered tho vaccination of the school children during the
Born, in Nelson, on Feb 21, the wife
of J. A. McDonald, formerly of this
town, of a daughter.
A shipment of several tons of ore from
the Capella is now sacked ready to be
packed to the wharf. It will lie sent
down the bill in a few days. Ore ie
showing in the face of the tunnel and in
the winze.
The Nelson Minstrels will tour the
Slocan on behalf of the Mansion House
fund, New Denver being one of the
show towns. The Nelson military hand,
of which J . H MUlwnrd is leader, wil
accompany the coons.
With all the properties about New
Denver showing lip 10 well, and the outlook so encou aging for a good list of
permanent shippers, the future of the
town is growing brighter daily, and
there is no doubt the present revival :d-
readv felt will be experienced as a permanent thing, with ever-increasing magnitude.
is certain to make amine. Ore is show-
Ing in all the main workings, hut the
chute in the lower drift is the best.
Here there is a showing of two feet of
mineral, ten inches of which is solid
high grade galena. The soft weather
has broken up the rawhide trail, so that
no more ore can be brought down for
some time to come. Two payments
have been met on the bond,and a third,
of ten per cent, falls due on the first of
Mav ���The Ledge.
SLOU VV     Ml s'K!C VI.     FLO \ '
The force on the Rnien
Upwards of 1(H) men are ������mp
the Payne.
The Hartney is w >������' ;   ������
each opening-.
There are 86 men employed
Last Chance,
Operations have lie.mi resu'ii ���
Whitewater mine.
Three hundred tons of  ��r ��� * ,i
pad out by the Payne la*t we
The   Knterprise  ore is h l.e
and shipped to the   Evoretl
four-carload lots.
Most of the contractors have h ���
laid off at the Sioean Star, with a vli
to starting1 up on the ?:? 25 basis.
The Noonday lead has hern str"< '���
the Adela, owned  by  J    I
and W. Thoniliiison, of thi^ Iom .
The electric ligMit machinery ai   i  �����
Wakefield concentrator   having1   I e
put into shape, the mill is in full operation, 	
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan from Januarv I, L899, tn
June 30, 1809, was 15,118 tons From
July 1, L899, to Dec. 81, 1899, the shipments were 4,810tons. Following- are
the shipments from Januarv I, 1900, to
Feb. 21:
Week Total
Payne    8i��i i , i. o
American Hoy  ���!���
Queen Bc8S...  2U1
Rambler  ��8fl
Surprise  8n
Luckv Jim  7.1
Florida  8(1
B.isun  4'
Emily Edith  ��"
Vancouver  20
Arlington  100
Black Prince  20
Total tons     800 2S52
A correspondent of the Liverpool
Mercury writes to that journal as follows: "I am willing to risk my reputation as a public man if the worst case
of smallpox cannot be effectually eured
in three days simply by cream of tartar.
Tiiis is the sure and never-failing1 remedy: One ounce of cream of tartar dissolved iu a pint of boiling' water; to be
drank when cold at short intervals It
can lie taken at any time, and is a preventative as well as curative. I myself have restored hundreds by this
means It never leaves a mark, never
causes blindness, and always prevents
tedious lingering."
Immigration   Literature.
Columbia.     Large   editions    of   these
pamphlets are distributed gratuitously
in Great Britain and the United States,
as   well   as throughout the Dominion,
and are eagerly read  by  those who are
seeking a new home and desire to know
something of the best country in the
world in which to find one.
Rosslund Ore Shipments.
The Canadian  Pacific  Railway Company has just issued two excellent immigration pamphlets  for   1900,   "Western
' " 1   ! T. itlsh Columbia," which
oiu.i    .1 . >'t,  leal of useful and accurate i      iini'ion aboul   the country west
of   .    I- Superior and are of special in-
���,vhn  'ontemplate settling
��� ,.. kvest or   r>iiti>li
Ore shipments from the Rossland
camp have fallen away to an insignifi
cant amount, so much so as to be cast
entirely in the background. The Payne
mine is shipping- almost as much
ore alone as the entire Rossland district, and the value per ton is fully five
times as much. The shipments from
Rossland last week were: the Le Roi,
283 tons, and the Iron Mask, 63, making1
a total for the year of 31,974 tons.
Killed by a Log,
Alex. Donkey was accidentally killed
at Day & MacDowell's logging camp, at
Rock creek, Sunday night. He was
crushed by a heavy log rolling over
him, and died shortly after being taken
into camp. Deceased leaves a wife and
a large family of small children, who
are living in Spokane.
Foreigners at Rossland.
A number of men, who are unable or
unwilling to speak English, arrived at
Rossland this week from the iron mines
of Minnesota. It is not known whether
they are intended for the mines there
or merely lost their way en route to the
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al house Furnishings
Never since work commenced on the
Hartney has that property looked so
promising as it does at present, and it
I)   sks.
f.iiti 1  Files
CI u ��
LmI;_.  Fui'hiuin.
Carpets, K'ug-s,
Car| et Felts and
Stair Pads,
Carpet Sweepers,
Bedding and Toilet
Plate Minor S.ocks
���all Sizes,
Window Shades,
Cornice Poles,
Lace and
Tapestry Curtains,
All kinds of
Mattresses and
Goods made to
order on short
Room and
Picture Moulding
Framing- Made
to order,
Baby Go Carts
and Carriages,
Tents and
In short, anything- for comfort.
���'Ah, Lovs it dead,"
She mid;
"Flown through th* open
Never more
While the sad winds blow
And the sad brooks flow
Hhall there be
For me
The old, sweet, happy thrilL
Joy has fled,
And the world ia dark and still.
For Love is dead I"
She heard a sigh.
Sweet and low I
Her heart beat high,
She forgot her woe,
And the glad wind blew,
And the sun burst through
The clouds o'er head.
The darkness fled.
And then
She looked with Jey
On the laughing boy,
for Love had co-ne to life again I
-8. E. Kiser <n Cleveland
Sweet OH Fer the Telle*.
��id you ever suffer torment from a shoe
tight lo one spot* Here ia a remedy for It:
Apply sweet oil to the etookiog where the
M comes. It la better than applying It
to the hoot, because It softens tbe inside of
tbe boot where It la needed instead of the
Sweet oil la en excellent household oom*
panion. It heals burns and bruises. Ussd
ia the form of baths It feeds tbe skin, prevents oolde and gives flexibility to th*
Delicate people derive the greatest benefit from being rubbed with ellve oil, aad
for fragile ehlldren it is invaluable, espo-
tlally when there is any tendency to weakness ef the chest.
A soft oorn oan be oared by placing *
toft of ootton wool, saturated with ollf*
all, between the toes and renewing It er*
try day.   Th* oorn will very soon dleap-
When the hair Is dry and brittle anil
easily breaks off when brushed, a little-
alive oil well nibbed into the scalp every
night will give nutriment to the hair
glands and strengthen and ii
growth.���>Jew Turk Press.
exercises to Develop Gracefulness.
"The face of a woman should surmount
��� body graceful and easy, and it Is these
waist muscles which have tbe power to
give grace," writes Katharine Egglsston
Junkermann In The Woman's Home Companion. "If they are kept free and strong
by exercise, the wearing of a well fitted
oorset can do them little injury, but some
exercise should be taken to set tbe blood
circulating freely, and the following is
"liaise the outstretched arms above the
head, tbe body retaining its erect position,
then bend slowly forward from the waist,
so that the fingers come as near touching
the floor as possible without straining.
This is done without bending tbe knees.
In recovering position let the arms relax
and sink down as the body straightens up.
This exercise also lengthens the waist.
"The exercise known as waist rolling is
one of the best, for attaining freedom of
the waist muscles. With hands lightly
placed on the hips, tbe fingers pointing
forward and down, let the body drop forward easily so that it is bent at the waist.
This must bo done gontly, as by jerking it
more barm than good is done."
Tennyson and His Pipe.
Tennyson came to the library today
(1853). After a time he said, "I must
have a pipe." Mr Wild replied that be
should either go and smoke up the chimney in the back library or on the roof. He
ohose the latter, and I went to show him
how to thrust bis buge length through the
window In a quarter of an hour be came
down greatly refreshed During a conversation on French affairs on the day of
the christening of his child be broke in
with bis deep, sonorous voice, "By the
holy living God, France is in a loathsome
state. "���"Journals of Walter White."
The Russian peasant never touches food
or drink without making the sign of the
1 Dressmaking |
Political Assay.
5 a full stock in these lines
S and  solicit an
The Misses McKinnon J
will  commence  business %
in the Dressmaking,
Ladies Furnishings and
Millinery line about
March 17th. They desire to call the attention
of Sandon ladies to the
fact that they will put in
earlv  in-
5 spection.
The Dray &   Transfer   Hmriness
Fornierlv conducted by (Jen.
McPherson has been taken
over by
who will handle all business
in this line with neatness
and despatch.
A good many people have
thought that a cough didn't
amount to much most excellent
people whose friends were sorry
to lose them. Now don't make
this mistake���a cough is the lirsl
step toward serious and often
fatal sickness : stop it right
Donaldson's Cough Cure In
25c., 50c, and $1.00 bottles, has
proved a marvellous cough stopper. If you've just begun to
cough, the 25c. size will fix you ;
if its an old cough, try a larger
bottle. It always releives and
except in the most desperate cases
it always cures.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
Politics are becoming so mixed in
Victoria that the different brands of
politicians could not be separated with
a concentrator. Joe Martin has been
rawhided into the premiership by the
Lieutenant-Governor, who has the distinguished honor of being the paternal
progenitor of the exuberant and ambitious William Wallace Bruce Mclnnis.
Smith Curtis, a bum politician from
Grand Forks, without a seat but with
an immaculate gaul and an experience
in a Manitoba law foundry with Joe
Martin, is announced as a cabinet
minister. Brown of New Westminster
is credited with a willingness to accept
the Minister of Finance job with Joe's
aggregation of freaks if the Dominion
government will not deprive him of his
job as postmaster of Calamityville.
Jim Dunsmuir, the biggest grafter this
far north calls Crow's Nest Baker a
liar and a turncoat and the colonel
threatens to purify B. C. politics by
retiring from public life altogether.
William Wallace Bruce is willing to
sacrifice himself on the altar of his
country by accepting a cabinet position,
his little brother wants a government
job and the old gent is copying the
style which has distinguished the administration of the " Sick Man of the
Bosphorus." The Dunsmuirs have
quit Joe Martin cold, the conservatives
have an axe to grind, the Liberals are
trying to get their auger in, Cotton is
looking for a chance to flash a political
blackjack on a Deadman, Ex-governor
Macintosh of B. A. C. notoriety wants
cheap advertising on the " Ministerial
Possibility " plan, the estimates are not
passed, the Sandon Enabling Act has
been sidetracked, the voters' lists have
been lost in ihe shuffle, the redistribution has gone where the woodbine
twineth, ihe asylum at Westminster is
too crowded to make room for cheap
political maniacs and the jails graduate
too many demagoues to be thrown open
free of charge.
Altogether it looks like Bamum's
menagerie after an entangling alliance
with a Missouri cyclone or a Klondvke
trail in springtime. There is room for
improvement in B. C. politics.
Pure Teas    Pure COff
Fire-proof ballots  appear to   be   the
chief need of   hour in Ontario   politics.
Canadian statesmanship is a line upon
which a good many bluffs are hung up.
Stein Bros.
Grocers and Bakers,
BELIEVING that the people of Sandon-as elsewhere- ;ip,)|(c
good, clean, wholesome r[\U A ofeXC��llent.flavor, put up in near, t!lstv
ages of 1 and  1  pound l DA��nd at a   very   rjHjonaible   price. \
secured the agency for the famous S/\L/\[)/\   TEA {^4
which have been sent to   you.) _^   flu.
no mistake about the true value of this   TEJA    ''""I   '   win   s.rTTb^
commend it as a delightful hevcrag.-.       IWU *
Our celebrated Blend of Mocha and Jaca Coffee
has no Equal in Sandon and all those tcho harp
used it cannot sau too much in its praise.
Coal Heaters
STheeAF9amo8u30r Cole's Hot Blast Heate
Our claims for this Heater are that it ia adapted to finv kind ol
equallv well.   Kiudh call and inspect our lines.
H. BYERS & Co.
I Follioff & McMillan.
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ft Contractors and Builders.
ft Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
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��7 Sash, Doors, Blinds, etc., Mado to Order at Lowest Possible Prices.
iv* Mine and Dimension Timber always in Stock. Plans, Estimates anH
ft   Specifications furnished for all Classes of Building.
f   RAILROAD AVE.   ....   SANDON,
The Best Butter. Eggs and Green
Best Brands of Indian and
Ceylon Tea, Mocha and Java
Hotels and Mine Camps Supplied
Expeditiously and Satisfactorily.
None but the highest class goods
handled. Money refunded if goods are
not satisfactory.
Reco Avenue -- Sandon B, C,
��� : CANADA:���
Has the Finest Stock of Cigars in the<Sic:a#-^
Call Early and Aooid the Rush ���
Jas. Williamson    Proprietor!
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