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The Paystreak Nov 4, 1899

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E. l'\ giegerieh went to Kaslo yesterday.
The Ruth sawmill is working again
on mine timbers.
j. H. Hawke and family have
moved to Ainsworth.
Several men were laid off at the
Ajax Fraction this week.
Mrs. Chas McLaughlin is visiting
with friends in Edmonton.
Mrs. John Hayes and child have
gone to Victoria to spend the winter
Joe Brandon, one of the principal
features of Silvertun, visited Sandon
Wm. Bannett has gj:m up t,> the
Rambler-Cariboo. He will be foreman of the mine.
W. E. Prager and Andrew Grler
son have taken the McLaughlin residence on Cody avenue.
Ed. Snyder, one of Sandon's popular youths, has gone to the Boundary
to look up a new location.
According to current rumor another meeting of the mine managers
will be held on the 7th inst.
Mrs. Jas.   Va I lance  entertained a
number of her  friends  at   her resi
deuce on Tuesday evening.
The Ruth concentrator is receiving
the finishing Coaches at the hands of
the mechanics who built it.
The Rambler-Cariboo shipped 40
tons of ore and the Silver Bell 35 tons
Irom McGuigan during the month of
"Hilly" Harrington has sold his
interest, nineteen-twentieths, in the
Get-there-Eli group to Dr. W. E.
Uoumi for ��2000.
The fog that is supplied to Sandon
these days is not as aristocratic as
the London ariicle, but it is quite as
thick and lasts longer.
Judge Forin has postponed the
sluing of the County Court at kaslo
Iroin Tuesday, 7th inst., until the
12th day of December.
Win. Copeland aud Archie McLeod returned from Caribro Creek,
wheiv they have been putting in the
summer on the* Chieftain mine.
A meeting of the Noble  Five Con
fcriidated Mining ami  Milling Cum-
P��ny is called for the   llth   inst,.   at
the company'* Oudv oltiee.
'lie Knights of Pythias annual
ball in New Denver on Tnursdav
evening was a great success. New
Denver is becoming the fifth Avenue
ol the Sioean in social respects.
Mr. F. A. Wood went t> Sptkane
yesterday, Mrs. Wood accompanied
nun as far as Ainsworth, wluiv she
Jll spend a few days visiting with
���Mr. aud Mrs. H. Giegerieh.
The social season in Sandon opened
w.itli a ball   in   Virginia   Hall   lai-t
njjjnt.   Everyone who usually parti
spates In such affairs   was   ��� resent
ana an enjoyable evening wa   -pent.
The. McGuigan feud is t(�� ��� ve:i-
"latftil in the Sandon   police  cm.-t
tier nJl",? w  ^./eports  life in     IMPORTING ALIEN LABORERS
Aicuuigan is not,  altogether  placid
and there is no  ladies'   aid  soeietv
J. R.   &   1).   Cameron, merchant
j tailors, have   given   up   business in
t Sandon and have moved their stock
to the   Boundary  country.     They
will   open   up   in   Grand" Forks or
| D. M. Linnard of Rosslandand Mr.
! Fox of the well-known firm of Fox A
: Ross, mining brokers, of Toronto,
; visited the Rambler-Cariboo yesterday in company with W. H. Adams
j superintendent.
Robt. Thompson of New Denver,
: who gained so much notoriety by his
anti-eiglit-hour outbursts, is the most
patriotic young man in the Slocan.
lie now expresses his intention of
going to the Transvaal if he has to
! wade to Montreal in blood.
E. C. Bade arrived yesterday over
the K. A S. from Corn wall is, Ore.
Mr. Bade has taken the contract for
t putting in the steam heating plant at
the Payne bunk house, for which
reason lie will again be a resident of
Sandon for a few weeks.
Some handsome bromide enlargements ot photos taken by J. E. Wo.xl,
scenes ot the Last Chance residence
and the Payne bunk houses, are exhibited in Giegerich's windows.
They are enlargements from a 4 x 5
plate to 14 x 17. The work was
done iu Rossland by Carpenter A Co.
Thanks to the generosity of many
of the Sandon citizens the band is
now in healthv financial circumstances and admirers ol hannonv
may count on a good grade of music
this winter. A little of the "long
green" in the treasury always h;is a
cheering effect.
Italians  Brought  in   From Seattle
to Worn the Payne.
The Madison.
As a result of the efforts of "Rod'
Tolmie, agent-general and foreign
missionary for the Silver-Lead Mine
Owners Association, two Italian lab.
orers arrived on the C. P. R. from
Seattle on Tuesday evening aud went
out to the Payne mine on Wednesday's train at 1:15 over the K. & S-
The men were employed by a Seattle
employment agency and showed
contracts made out to the secretary
of the Association,   which  provided
that they should receive ^3.00 per
shift of eight hours. The men spoke
English fairly well and claimed that
they had done some mining in Mexico. An effort was made by some
members of the Miners' Union to induce the Italians to refuse to go to
work, but they were obdurate and
would not sacrifice an opportunity of
employment for a principle in which
they evinced no interest. At the
present time they are working at the
mine and it is improbable that any
further effort will be made to induce
them to quit.
The Alien Labor law will undoubtedly be called into requisition
by the local labor organization and
as it. has unlimited funds to promote its case some interesting devel
opments may be looked for in the
near future.
The Madison is putting   on  mor(.
men.   A   winze   will   be   sunk at a
point 500 feet in from the surface on
the lower tunnel.    At this point then'
is a showing of 5 feet of concentrating ore containing a 10 inch streak of
high-grade clean ore. This ore chute
is over 60  feet   long.     A  station is
being made at the winze for a gasoline engine and double tracks put in.
The tunnel will be continued for another 700 feet and a  raise   made to
the No, 4 tunnel.    Ore  houses  are
being built at the mouth of No. 5,
and an ore crusher put in.    As soon
as  these  buildings  are  completed
sloping will   be commenced.     The
property is in   a   position   to make
regular shipments.
More Trouble at Nelson.
Two more imported miners from
Seattle arrived on Thursday evening's train over the C. P. R. One of
the men was a German and the oilier
a Scandanavian ; both had worked
at the Treadwell mine, Douglas Island. Alaska. When told the situation they refused to go to work and
left yesteiday for Rossland.
The Queen Bess company has a
gang of me i at work building a
flume Irom a tributary of Howson
creek to drive the new compressor
plant, The plant-a three drill one
-is to be installed at the mouth of
the long tunnel and will be used to
drive two machines which will bo
worked in this tunnel.
Jeffries Gets the Decision on Points.
Fought Tuocntu-Fioe  Rounds.
The Jcffries-Sharkey fight, before
the Coney Island Athletic Club last
nlaht was given to Jeffries on points
at the end of the 25th round. The
decision was unsatisfactory to the
The Cape Nome rush has had a
! beneficial effect in Dawson. Wages
I have advanced   from 65 cents to H
an hour.   All-winter contracts  are
being made at the $1 rate.
A Menace to the   City's Existence.
The latest phase of the strike situation���the importation of Italian lab
orers���is a menace to the existence
of the city of Sandon. and, for that
matter, to the industrial well fa re of
every other community in the Kootenay.
It is all very well for the Mine
Owners' Association to take whatever stand they choose on matters
political, but when they undertake
to displace British subjects with these
ignorant, degenerate aliens they
overstep the mark and threaten the
business of many who are dependent
for their very existence on the high-
class workmen who have built the
Slocan. Such a programme will not
be quieseentlv accepted by the citi
zcnsofr.he Slocan, and if the mine
owners find the affair assuming a
national importance and themselves
held up to execration throughout the
length and breadth of the land they
may sooth their wounded sensibilities
with the reflection that whatever Indignities thev may suffer at the
hands of an outraged public anda
disparaging press have been brought
on bv their own actions.
Owing to the refusal of the man-
men t to pay ��!i. 50 a day, seventeen
miners quit work at the Athabasca
mine, 21 miles south of Nelson, yesterday. There was also difficulty at,
theSilver King mine over the rate of
pay for working in a wet shaft. The
men wanted ��4 a da v. and the management was unwilling to pav more
than |3.50 The men working in the
shaft quit, and others that were asked to take their places, on refusing,
were discharged. In all, twenty-six
men came  down   the   hill.    All the
men were not union men, but all
are alike firm in their determination
to stand out for the scale of wages
that is now recognized as the "Kootenay Standard," namely, $3.50 tor
miners and 13 for muckers or carmen, and 50 cents a day extra for
working in wet shafts or tunnels.
Come  On, Old   Bou, We  Want  to
Haoe a Tain With You.
Sir Charles Tupper spoke in Winnipeg yesterdav. From there he goes
west, and will make a stumping tou"
of the Coast cities. An effort will be
made by Sandon Conservatives to
have him visit the Slocan while on
his campaign. The political situation
is becoming somewhat mixed in the
Kootenay, and the old war horse ot
the Cumberland might be able to do
something toward straightening matters ont a little.
Will Test it in the Courts.
Lieutenant-Colonel Fred Henshaw
of Montreal, president of the Payne
Mining Companv, und A. W. McCune
of Salt Lake, director, arrived in
Sandon by the C. P. R. yesterday
and are now at the Payne residence.
Clarence J. McCuaig is in Spokane
but is expected in sometime next
C. J. McCuaig ot Montreal is reported as saying concerning the
Payne: "An eminent legal authority
has advised the management of the
Payne mine that the eight-hour law
is unconstitutional. In all liklihood
a test case will be made in order to
determine the authority of the provincial assembly to draft legislation
that has caused the trouble between
labor and capital. Tbe measure was
not demanded by the miners. We"
contemplate starting up work in the
Payne, paying ��3.50 per 10 hours
work. If we are fined the case will
be appealed and, if need be, will be
carried to the highest court in the
British Empire." The Paystreak.
Before and After.
Three bachelors slept in their shuttered room-
In  their  shuttered room when   the  sun
shone high;
Not one of them felt he must rise till noon,
Or take his breakfast till bye-and-bye ;
For single men may happily sleep���
A pillow is good and breakfast will keep
Till ten o'clock in the morning.
Three fair maids smiled  on  these  bachelors
On these bachelors three when they came
to town ;
They waltzed and sang and made high tea,
And had their accomplishments quickly
known ;
For it matters not if bachelors sleep
Maids are awake quite soon in the week,
And sometimes rise in the morning.
Three  married   men  jumped  when   the sun
And left their pillows in swift dismay ;
They  felt   for  their  boots,  they seized their
And thoroughly realized it was day j
For women will never let men sleep
When there's breakfast to get and a wash for
the week,.
Though its only tive in the morning.
Onlu too Pleased to.
The Mining Review :
"If the intellectual giant np the
gulch will make an estimate of what
the railways of Canada will cost at
810,000 per mile, he will be in a
better position to show how the Conservative party or any other party
of Canada, will be able to purchase
the railways of the country. We do
not intend to argue the question with
him, as kicking at nothing is very
straining, to say the least of it."
The railways of Canada at 810,000
per mile would cost, lor the 10,870
miles of road completed at the end of
the statistical year 1898, 8108,700.000.
The Dominion government has
contributed toward the construction
of these railways at the rate, on an
average, of 88,981 per mile; the
provincial governments have paid
at the iute. on an average of the
total mileage, $L,8t>7 per mile ; the
municipalities have paid at the
rate of 8928 per mile on the total
mileage. The average total of money
supplied by the people is therefore at
the rate ot 811,77." per mile
At the Mining Review man's figure, which is probably not too low,
the people of Canada have paid for
the construction of all the railways in
Canada and have thrown in 8i,77ti
per mile as an inducement to "capitalists" to accept them as a gift.
A journal which seeks to condone
the railway policy of either party in
Canadian politics is certainly more
somnolent than the mummies ot
And How it is Building up the West.
Iu a speech made in Winnipeg last
week Clifford Sifton, in extenuation
of his policy of bringing in pauper
immigrants from Europe, had this to
say :
"Up to the time he took office he
never heard any objection to population. Now, however, a certain section of the press had objected to the
immigrants and had tried to find
reasons against them, as to the
Doukhobors and (ialacians, they had
only been brought here after careful
investigation by good men, and he
was perfectly satisfied, and would
stake his reputation that they would
make good settlers. He wanted it
taken down that he had said that in
five  vears  there  would   not  be a
wholesale man in Winnipeg who
would say the policy of bringing in
these people was a 'mistake. There
had come in 7,363 Doukhobors at a
cost of 87.61 per head ; 15,969 Gal-
acians at a cost of 84.94 per head;
while all the immigrants of the last
three years cost on an average 89.63
per head, so that they had spent
more upon white settlers than foreigners."
The sequel is furnished in the following item from the Medicine Hat
News of the same date:
"The coal miners at Lethbridge,
according to the Macleod Gazette,
threatened to go on strike last week,
wanting an increese of wages.
" 'Sixty Doukhobors were ready to
take up the work if the miners went
out.' " '' 'Ten members of the North
West Mounted Police have been,
since the first of the week, under
orders for Lethbridge service.' "
And further illustrated by the following from the Toronto Stat :
"The National Council of Women,
at its closing session in Hamilton.
Ont., yesterday, decided to raise a
fund to loan to the Doukhobors.
Mrs. Fitzgibbon related her experience on a recent visit to the Douk-
hobor settlement, and said money
was badly needed to help them
The Netcspeper Potoer.
The New York World says : Judge
Gaynor declares that four inches of
space in a newspaper is more effect
ive than a   public  meeting   in   pro
moting any good cause or overthrow
ing a bad one.
Oratory still has its place as an influence to sway the minds of men.
But the newspaper utterance in four
inches of space is often more effective
than all the oratory of all the elo-
Moreover, the oratory itself gets its
chief influence from newspaper reproduction.
The newspapers in our age rule
the world as truly as the sword did
in medieval times.
Last week it was reported from
Baker City that the Red Boy mine in
the Sumpter district had been sold to
English capitalists for 83,000,000.
This story is denied by the Baker
City Republican, which says : It can
be positively stated that the Red Boy
has not been sold. Godfrey A Tabet-
are miners���successful miners. They
like their business and own the finest
developed property in America���the
Red Boy. They have plentv of
money. There is now, without
sinking on tho ledge, blocked out in
the Red Boy over $5,000,000 of ore.
They probobly could get 83,000,000
for the mine, but prefer to keep the
whole 85,000,000, which they arc
taking out of the ground as rapidly
as they desire.
In circles supposed to be well
posted, it is whispered that the C.P.R.
intends to build its line from Midway
to Hope next year, aud that preliminary preparations for that purpose
are beina made. It has been supposed of late that this extension
would not be made tor a couple of
years. Evidently the big corporation wishes to complete its long cutoff as soon as possible.
The usual autumn outbreak of
typhnid lias occurred at Dawson.
E. R. ATHERTON Co., Ltd.
MfYTTri? The bargains in our
L\\J 1 ll/D Windows. This line of
Shoes is just the thing for Winter, to
toear inside of Rubbers and Ooershoes.
The line of $2
All Wool underwear in our windows is just the same as
you haoe always paid |3.00 and $3.50 a
suit for.
OUR LINE of Rubber Goods is so large
and our Windows
are so small that
we did not undertake to display it.
BUT we have all
sizes and kinds for
Infants, Girls, Boys,
Men and Women,
and a lot of fine
Kurr Rubber boots
(light weight) for
Children and Ladies.
We Idesday was Hallow'een.
Many men make a great mistake by
sending east for clothing prices without ever going to a local clothing store to
ask their prices.
We today can and will sell you a suit as
cheap as you can buy it in the east, if y<>u
will give us the opportunity. We have added $2,000.00 worth of clothing to our
stock this fall.
ffm> ���������,,,-AcTwill open a branch
.,t phoenix-
fctf I Wells is lying sick in the hos-
FranK \>l
��� ifainfDneutnonia.
|P       Led school accommodation luu
ecome an urge
nt necessity
w i-   Evans is spending a few
J; town*, visiting Mrs. Cook.
d;herel8 daily passenger train service
/GnreenWood, Sundays excepted
ThSCP.R.is flSurln& uP��nmakln*
Jsonadiv^onal headquarters.
' ... . M Todd left Monday, via Nel-
* t0 spend the winter ^Manitoba.
There are not enough of pack animals
at Slocan City to handle the business
now offering.
T Sherwood, of Seattle, is
','er sister, Mrs. Smitheringale,
The New Denver wagon road to the
Forks has been repaired and put int..
[alr shape for the winter.
There are 18 lawyers at Greenwood
,iii(1K B Kurrhaa concluded to hang
oUt his shingle in Phoenix.
\vhvin,the upper townsite on Ten
Mile isahusv little burg, owing to the
operations of' W, C: E Koch's sawmill.
Mrs. 1
of Sew
Hartney.   There is eight tons of ore on
the dump.
The Bosun made a shipment of 20
tons of zinc ore to England last week.
S. B.Morris,a banker of Rodney ,Ont.,
has purchased 150,000 shares of Noonday stock.
Two inches of clean ore is showing
in the breast of the new workings on
I llie Hartney.
Considerable prospecting has been
done this season on Wilson creek, with
the usual success.
The cross-cut tunnel on the Ilubv has
been driven 55 feet. Four men are employed on the property.
A.J. Marks is inspecting the California this week. Recent developments
are proving very satisfactory.
New bunkhouses and offices are to be
erected at the Bosun, aud next summer
a residence for the manager.
Work will be resumed next week on
the Sarah Jane, one of the claims of the
Neglected group, close to New Denver.
Tom Tobin and partners are meeting
The third annual ball given by the I cuting the work under the superinten-
Oddfellows, last Friday night, in Schon- deuce of B. Bruce.-Prospector.
berg's hall, was again a great success,
_B , ...... ���B  ���  An evidence of the rapid growth of
in spite of the bad weather, which kept I Nelson mav be judged from the fact
many from outside points away. The
supper was supplied by V. C. Rackliff,
and it was beyond praise. The music
was furnished by Mrs. W. J. Adcock,
Noil McMillan   and  Norman   Arnot
that a carload of plate glass, for shop
windows, arrived there this week .being
almost all contracted for.
Neil McMillan   and  Norman   Arnot      The wages of the Trail smelter men
Forty-five couples were  present and JRV0ubeen raisfd to the 8tandard of the
dancing was kept up with great enthu-* Northport smelter^ 	
siasm until 4 a.m., every number on
the programme being thoroughly enjoyed. It is gratifying to know also
that the committee has a nice surplus
on hand after paying all expenses
ne i-reshvtcrlRJis will give a high
cias, concert in the Bosun Hall next
Tunsdn> m4|,t.   Saudontalentw.il  he
The receipt? nt the record office for the
month o{ October were double that of
September. A good evidence that tbe
spell in hroken.
Preparations are under way for a concert to he given   by   the   New   Denver
Sunday School, for the purpose of raising funds to purchase a creditable library;
The hanks report money much easier
and collections sood.    This is proof oV
the general upward tendency of business
and augurs  well   f��r   the approaching
winter and spring.
Agent Garrett has bad some very
needy changes made in the 0. P�� ��*���
office at the wharf, much to the comfort
of the waiting public and tbe accelerating
of business in the otlice.
The tb-e alarm waa sounded Monday
night for a chimney blaze in the Smitheringale cottage, Sixth etreet. No damage waa .h>ne, and the alarm only served
tn demonstrate how quickly a force of
fire fighters can be called out and lined
up for business.
J.C, (twlllim was in Slocan City this
week on his way to Ottawa from tho
Atlin country, where he had charge of
the Dominion government's geological
work (luringthe summer Mr.Cwillim
says that the indications in Atlin are
favorable to quartz mining, but as yet
little attention has been given to anything save placer and hydraulic mining.
Work on the Silver Thread and Sitting Bull has been suspended for the
winter. ^^^^^^
The owners of the Swansea are sacking ore for shipment, and will continue
general development
The owners of the townsite of Canterbury, situated at the head of Winder
10111 luuiiiauuj,,     a  mere lake, are contemplating the erec
.vith success through their work on the tion of a 85,000 hotel.
Rainbow, near Slocan City. The pay- A Frehch outfit fro
streak in the granite; is six  inches in   ���   ���  ������-_..��� 4��uao
Buildings are being erected at the
Hartney suitable for winter quarters
The force has been increased and operations an; to be conducted on a more
extensive scab;.
Before all of the properties in the dry
ore belt 0' the Slocan can be worked
Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,
International Navigation &
Trading Company,
��� *        om West Kootenay
is taking in supplies to a claim belong
ing to them on Toby creek, and pur
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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. iu.
& TRADING CO.,  operating on
Kootenay Lake and River.
profitably, mills will have to be erected.
Tho Introduction of machinery means I
putting in a sawmill. Several buildings
are in course of erection
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much to prospect owners around Slocan
A good trail has been built to the Ca-
pella group, Goat mountain, and winter
quarter? are being erected Pete's* pack
train took np tbe camp utensils Wednesday morning. Work will be pushed on
the property all winter.
The first payment on the Marion bond
falls due this week.
Work is being pushed on the Tecump-
Bey, on the North Fork.
The United Empire, Ten Mile, is applying for a crown grant.
The force on the Noonday is to be Increased and shipments resumed.
Work is being pushed ahead on the
.1. M. Williams is expected back on
Tuesday from Loudon, Fug , when a
large force of men will be put to work
on the Chapleau. Ike Lougheed, who
secured tin* contract for building the
new cabins, has eight men employed at
the jot>. Two cabins, 72 feet long, are
being erected, besides roothouscs and
other outbuildings.
Bruce White, and other prominent
mining men, have taken an option on
the Iron King group of claims, situated
about ten miles up Evans creek. The
ledge is a very   large one. there being
iu  the neighborhood of   150 feet of
quartz, with a heavy iron capping.
Some good assavs have been had from
this ledge, and the probabilities are
that this new region will  be opened up
The lessees of the Two Friends group
have crosscut the Black Prince lead on
the Two Friends ground, and about
���ion feet west of the workings on the
Black Prince The crosscut is 158 feet
long, and where the ledge was cut the
lead had narrowed to six or seven
riches.   A drift is now being driven to
,u8 ������   ���........_- S.S.INTERNATIONAL.
pose continuing the work during the     Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a
���  winter months. m., daily except Sunday.  Returning
The town of Peterboro isgoin^ ahead leaves Nelson at 4:30 p.  m.,  calling
B fast.  The townsite company is building at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and
a 15,000 hotel, and Stark & Moore are all way points.
-������  -     -��i.-iuu��     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,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
at 7 a in., connecting with steamer
International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.
Retur ting leaves Bonner's Ferry at
7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays
and Sundays, connecting with str.
International tor Kaslo, Lardo and
Argenta. Direct connections made at
Bonner's Ferry with (?reat Northern
Railway for all points east and west.
Steamer International leaves Kaslo
for Lardo and Argenta at 8:45 p. m.
Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer
Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and
Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.
Steamers call at principal landings
in both directions, and at other points
when signalled.
Tickets sold to all points in Cai ada
and the United Statas.   To ascertain
rates and full information, address���
Robert Irving, Manager.
A new discovery was recently made 1
en Number Two creek, below Horse!
Thief creek,   ^he discovery was made
by an Indian, who sold it to Mr. Foster,
of Windermere, for $800 cash.   There is
four feet of solid galena on the claim.
The Paradise group, on Spring creek,
is a wonder. There is 76 feet of ore,
which will average across the vein $80
in all values The ore is sand carbonates, and is easily worked. Development on the claims will continue all
Sixteen men are now employed in the
development of the Delphine. A camp
has been established and work will be
continued throughout the winter. The
government is now building a wagon
road from the Columbia river to the
mouth of Toby creek canyon When
completed, the ore of the Delphine can
be hauled, it being at present packed
to the landing, T. 11 Taylor has just
completed the   survey   of   the group,
���ompleted tne BurvDj    "jV^VIq pampbell Kaslo, B. C.
SrMngtjhe ffi'^ggggjT F^gandTieket Aet.. Sandon.
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Is Issued ever j Saturday in Sandon, in the heart
of the greatest White Metal camp on earth.
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Address: Tub Paystrkak, Sandon, B.C.
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SANDON, B. C, NOV. 4,  1899.
Capital was first created by labor.
Without labor there wonld be no capital, Labor U capital. Capitalists
exist on the fruits of labor. Without
the laborers tbere would be no capi
talists. If the doctrine of the survival
of the fittest, which capitalists are
ever ready to cite, be not a fallacy,
then capitalists would disappear from
the earth. Labor can exist without
capital, as capital is now understood
to be, tor labor is capital; and giyen
an equal opportunity at the natural
resources, labor would be much better off than now, when it must depend
upon concentrated wealth for the
privilege of enjoying the bounties
provided by an all wise Creator for
all His creatures. Some there are
who will say it is foolish and visionary to say that labor does not require
the capitalist for its existence. Let
us see if it is so.
The history ot the Coeur d'Alene
mining district is not so ancient but it
may be employed to prove that labor
does not require the capitalist, and
would be better off without him.
Every mine in the district has been
discovered and developed sufficiently
to demonstrate that it was valuable
by common miners. They were then
bonded to capitalists. Many of the
"capitalists" were then hardly posses ed of enough to pay tbe first small
percentage of tbe bond. Today they
are the wealthy and prominent mining men, while the fellows who discovered and developed the mines are
still common miners, working for a
day'8 pay, prospecting for more
mines, or branded criminals and banished from the state.
Suppose they had had the gambler's
nerve with which the "capitalists"
took bonds on the mines and bonded
them to themselves. Suppose the
Western Federation of Miners had
taken a bond on the mines and operated them on the same business prin
ciples the capitalists have. What
would have been the result? The
vast wealth of those mines would
have gone to the toilers who produced
it. The men who discovered the vast
wealth of one of the greatest mining
districts in the world would not be
today forbidden by corrupt politicians
the right of labor in these mines.���
Idaho State Tribune.
things; "None but those wbo have
lived in a mining camp can describe
the  conditions  whioh  exist  there.
The conditions may not be such as
are desired, but in many places more
contiguous than Dawson to what we
call civilization, the social and business life has been very much worse.
Those wbo are affected by the acute
lust of gold to be dug from the earth
are practically maniacs in nine cases
out of ten, and they seem to forget
every idea in life but the one thing
���gold!   The spending of it is also a
feature which must not be overlooked.
Those who find, imagine that they
will find more;  those who have not
found the precious metal expect to
find it tomorrow.   Without regard to
morals, religion, laws or anything
else, they live and die, a race separate trom the rest of mankind.   They
are gamblers, and the stakes are lite,
health,   social contacts, everything
that those of us who live at home esteem' to be most valuable.   The winners get great notoriety;   those who
fail have  their only satisfaction in
revenging themselves upon supposed
adversaries, or upon the officials who
confine their operations to legitimate
lines.   Is it at all  wonderful that
Dawson City has developed so many
kickers?     If,   instead  of  inspiring
scandals or publishing  them,   the
newspapers were to tell of the awful
tragedies for which no one is to blame
excepting the explorers and prospectors, the public  heart  would stand
still in amazement that men could be
found who would go through such
dangers and die such deaths, or live
such lives.''
Some people never know when to
quit. Ex-Premier Turner and local
adherents bubblo over about once a
week with indignation about the
eight-hour law. Most of them who so
bitterly denounce it would drop dead
if they were asked to work one shift
of even four hours. And yet they
incessantly decry it as abortive legis
lation only partially enforced. If it
is so weak and faulty why do they
refuse to make a test case of it ? A
tew dollars spent in testing the merits
of the law would save a vast
amount of energy expended in tongue
exercise.���The Ledge.
Speaking of the charges of corruption so often heard coming from Dawson City, a writer in the Toronto Saturday Night says some very comely
The death of Hon. Peter Mitchell
at the age of seventy five removes
one of the few remaining fathers of
confederation. There are now left
only nine who have been placed in
this category, namely, Sir W. P.
Howland, born 1811; Hon. R. B.
Dickey, born 1812; Sir Ambrose Shea,
born 1818; Sir Charles Tupper, born
1821; Sir Oliver Mowat, born 1820;
Hon. Wm. McDougall, born Jan. 18,
1822; Hon. T. H. Haviland, born
1822; Sir Hector Langevin, born 1820,
and the Hon. A. A. McDonald, born
The sea is cruel doubtless, but it must
have been deeply moved when the big
ship took Jonah down.
The order in council, which now awaits
the signature of the Governor-General of
Ottawa, respecting proposed changes in
tbe regulations govorning placer mining
in tbe British possessions, reads as follows :
"Any free miner, having duly located
and recorded a claim, shall be entitled to
bold it for a period of one year from the
recording of the same, and thence from
year to year by recording the same; provided, however, that during each year
and each succeeding year such free
miner shall do, or cause to be done, work
on the claim itself to the value of $200,
and shall satisfy the mining recorder
that such work has been done, by an
affidavitt of tbe free miner, corroborated
by two reliable and disinterested witnesses, setting out a detailed statement
of the work done, and shall obtain from
the mining recorder a certificate of such
work having been done, for which a fee
of $2 will be charged.
"All work done outside of a mining
claim, with intent to work the same,
shall, if such work has direct relation,
and be in direct proximity to tbe claim,
be deemed, if to tbe satisfaction of a responsible officer, to be work done on the
claim for the purpose of this section.
"Any free miner or company of free
miners holding adjoining claims, not exceeding eight in number, and notwithstanding anything in the regulations to
tbe contrary, may work the same in
partnership under tbe provisions of tbe
regulations, upon filing a notice of their
intention with the mining recorder, and
upon obtaining a certificate from him,
for which a fee of $2 will be charged.
This certificate will entitle tbe holders
thereof to perform on anyone or more of
such claims all tbe work required to entitle him or them to a certificate of work
for each claim sy held by them. If such
work shall not be done, or if such certificate shall not Ihj so obtained and recorded in each year, the claims shall be
deemed to be abandoned.
"Tbe bolder of a claim may at his option, in lieu of tbe work required to be
done thereon each year, pay to tbe mining recorder in whose office tbe claim
is recorded tbe sum of $200 for each of
the first three years, but for tbe fourth
and succ eding years the sum of $400
must be paid, in lieu of work done on
tbe location or in commutation therewith, as provided by the regulations. A
certificate from tbe mining recorder that
such payment has been made shall relieve the person making it from the necessity of doing any work during the
"If at the end of the year the annual
amount of work has not been performed,
nor tbe commutation fee paid, as above
stated, tbe sum of $250 shall be charged
against the claim, and the said amount
shall constitute a lien on such claim, and
no transfer or title to such claim shall be
recorded until tbe said amount of $250
shall have been paid to the mining recorder.
"If the lien is not discharged by payment at tbe expiration of three months
from the end of the year, tbe claim shall
revert to the Crown, and thall not be
open for relocation, and may be disposed of as the minister of the interior
"No claim forfeited, from whatever
cause, shall be relocated, but every such
claim shall revert to the Crown, to he
disposed of as the minister of the interior
shall direct. Any amounts received, in
lien of assessment work shall form part
of the revenue of Canada."
A king's confusion is a royal ffush
A twice-told tale after that is stale.
Divorced people should never be repaired.
A man should pay due attention to his
Grammatically speaking, a kiss is a
Better to die of heart failure than of
bank failure.
Many a cook is wise merely in her
own recipes.
Stay near a coward if you would bo
sure of safety.
A guardian of the peace should he
sure to keep it
In line 12,000 microbes would reach
only one inch
Better reduce expenses than reduce
A large turtle affords eight pounds of
tortoise shell.
The professional liar blushes when ho
tells the truth.
Be wise in time���when burning ga*
her father pays for.
In France and Belgium elections lire
always held on Sundays.
Tbe Boston City Hospital tank euro
of 10,000 persons last year
A lady's foot should equal in length
one seventh <��i her height.
A young man can keep a stiff upper
lip if his moustache Is down.
Ten million nerve fibres are said tn
be found iu the human body,
Tbe skeleton measures one inch lew
than the height of the living man.
A recently built organ run by electricity contains 81,500 miles of wire.
The man who thinks be was born under a lucky star is apt to get over it
It was not the chimney sweep who
said there was plenty of room at the
Eight-tenths of the soldiers in Russia
and Servia can neither read nor write.
The United States is worth, according:
to expert estimates, more than $U��v
The total membership of the Christian
Scientist Church in the United States is
Notwithstanding the development ��f
automobiles the prices of horses In the
west are rising.
Output of the Le Kul.
The output of the  Le Bol for the
month of September was $110,000. The
total shipments were8,684tons, and the
average value of the product wan a
little less than $18 per ton.   Practically
all the ledge matter is being stoped and
shipped for its full width.   Aim   ' n��
hand sorting is resorted to.   So < honplj
is  the ore  being  smelted  that
cheaper to run it through the hlasts
than to pick out the gangue      the
values in the shipments in September
were: Gold, 8,888 ounces; silver. 8,28
ounces; copper, 220,000 pounds. J^i����AJfWa��AK., SANDON, B. C, NOVEMBER
4,    1899.
Th, Oi-udge of the Family Became n Hero
But Wii Killed.
It ��r��tb ��n the early days of the war, in
the dimmer of 1861, that Jack Hillis en-
liated. It never would have happened,
hie mother said, if it had not been for
that foolish excursion. The excursion
in itself had not seemed foolish,and Mrs.
Hillis had been one of the most enthusiastic of those preparing to celebrate the
finishing of the new railroad from Bradley Junction to the lake.
Hut there was a recruiting station at
Lake City. In front of tbe door of this
place a band was playing patriotic airs.
Above its roof the stars and stripes were
riving. And there Major Seely harangued the young men.
Jack Hillis was 17 and a month, but
he was tall and large and looked 20. So
he signed his name and was accepied. It
was a possibility his mother had never
imagined. Of Mrs. Hillis' four sons
Jack was her favorite. Simon, the eldest of the family, was in business and
married. He was already making great
gains on bis merchandise beeause of tbe
state of the country and the fear for the
future. He was buying as far as his
money and his credit could reach. He
would most assuredly not enlist.
Evan had recently been graduated from
a medical college. While be oared big
tinirer nails in a strictly professional
manner, he talked loftily of going into
the field as a surgeon,if Uncle Sam need
ed hiui. But as a common soldier���"No
thank you."
Next there was Joe. It was the general feeling in the family and the neighborhood that Joe was good beeause he
lacked si length of character to be anything else. No one knew his deficiency
hetter than did his mother, lie had al
ways been tbe stupid end of the family.
No bright sayings of Joe's childhood bad
ever been recorded; When there was
extra work to bo done, Joe was kept out
of school to do it. "What docs it mat
ter'."' his mother would say. "You are
always at the foot of your classes."
So continually had Joe beard himself
depreciated through his childhood and
youth, he grew to manhood fully understanding that he was the blockhead of
the family. Sometimes Joe thought be
might like something else than the
farm, but if he hinted at the idea ever so
mildly there was a general laugh, and
then Joe turned scarlet and silent.
Jack, the youngest of tbe quartette of
Bona, was the darling of tbe family, and,
though the other boys were creditable,
���lack would surely eclipse them when he
made a choice of a business or a proles
sioa fur life. And now be bad enlisted !
It was not to be endured any longer than
till BUch time as tbe work of the foolish
boy could be in.done.
On tbe evening of the day that Major
Seely had released Jack, Joe was coming
home from the Raynor farmhouse. The
Hillis apd the Raynor farms adjoined.
Jennie Raynor met Joe in the shadow of
tlu hedge. Of all the girls in tbe neighborhood Jenny was the only one that
Was ever kind to Joe. The rest, taking
the opinion of their elders for their own,
Bntibbed Joe on every occasion. On this
evening, after talking over Jack for some
Wme, Joe said:
if 1 should   enlist, I   don't believe
mother would try to get me off."
Oh, yes, ' Jennie hesitated. She felt
that Joe spoke tbe truth. After a pause,
she continued, "But you won't enlist,
"I don't know. I'd rather enlist than
be drafted. I don't like tbe idea of being driven out to be shot at."
"Do you think the war's going to last
"I don't know. If it does, then I'm
"Oh, Joe!" and Jennie's face was very
Joe, watching her, felt his heart give a
great leap and then stand still. Could
it be possible? He the stupid of the
family, the blockhead of the neighborhood, and she, the prettiest, the brightest and the best girl in the world 1
There was silence for a minute; and
then Jennie said she must go home. Joe
detained her by the slightest touch on
the sleeve. "Would vou care, Jennie?
If I go to the war, or if I stay at home,
do you care?"
"Yes, Joe, I care very much," Jennie
answered, with Hushing cheeks and
downcast eyes.
"It'll be awful hard for me to go if
you don't want me to," said Joe chokingly. "But, Jennie, you don't want me
to stay at home if comes my duty to go,
do you?"
"Oh, no, Joe; I couldn't love a coward."
She lifted her eyes. Joe's fice was
very near her own. Tbe twilight was
deepening. Their lips met, and each felt
that this was their betrothal.
And so it came to pass that within six
months from tbe time of tbe chance
meeting in the shadow ol" the hedge, Joe
Hillis came home from Bradley looking
very thoughtful. After supper he remarked :
"1 enlisted today, and I'm going into
camp the first of the week.''
"You've enlisted!" Jack exclaimed.
"What sort of rot are you giving us?
They wouldn't take you?"
"Well, they have taken me, anyway,"
loe answered. "I belong to Terry's cavalry."
"Joe, why have you done this," his
father asked.
"For the same reason that other men
are doing the same thing. Besides, it
looks to me that a family of five men
ought to produce one soldier."
"Yes, it does look that way," said his
mother, in a hard, unnatural tone, "and
I don't see how any of tbe others could
be spared. Your father's too old and
Jack's too young, and neither Simon nor
Ebon could stand the life of a common
soldier. 1 hope you will keep your wits
about you and try to understand what's
said to you, and not bring any���" she
hesitated, came near saying "more," but
finished, "any discredit on us."
"I will do my bcBt, motbcr.asl always
Mrs. Hillis made a movement of her
shoulders, that to tbe others expressed
her lack of faith in Joe's "best."
After Joe was gone be was missed by
the home folks because of the work he
had done and because there was no silent
one to be ashamed of. His elder brothers found it to be a continual joke that
to be a soldier,but declared
There were letters, dutiful and kindly,
from Joe to his father and mother. To
his brothers he sent messages which
were received with broad smiles and
such exclamations as "Who'd 'a' believed it?" "Joe a soldier!" "Thinkof Joe
being so far from home 1"
After a time he mentioned skirmishes
and battles be had been in.   Once he
was wounded and wrote from a hospital.
His name was in the newspaper lists.
After seeing his name in print, Joe's
family knew that he was no longer a
private.   He was mentioned as Lieutenant Joseph Hillis.   There was a general
pause in the family conversation.   Dr.
Hillis was the first one to speak.
"Well, who'd V believed it of Joe?"
The mother said, "Since he was the
only one that could be spared, I'm glad
he's doing so well." And the father wondered for a moment.   No one had said
that Joe was doing well ol his wounds.
Then it dawned upon him that his wife
meant their son was doing well to be
promoted.   Shortly Joe was back again
to camp and field life, and soon after
came news of the battle of tbe Wilderness���news in  the public way, but no
letter from Joe.
"Brobiddy he's been promoted aeain,''
said merchant Simon Hillis, "and he's
busy getting fitted with a new uniform."
Dr. Hillis laughed and narrowly examined his polished fingernails.
The father said, "We'll hear from him
in good time, and mind what I say, we'll
never get any discreditable news from
Joe. He's not smart,but he's sound and
It was a Sunday afternoon, and all the
Hillis family were at tbe farm. Tbe air
was warm enough to feel like spring,and
cool enough to make a fire in the old
fireplace pleasant enough, while the outside doors stood open.
There was a step on the porch. Mr.
Hillis rose and met at the door a man in
soldier blue. His face was pale and thin
and bis right arm was in a sling.
"You don't know me?" be said smiling; and then Mr. Hillis recognized Jim
Sinalley. who had gone into the army
with Joe. He was warmly welcomed,
but he responded coldly, they thought,
and he was very serious for Jim Smalley.
To the rallying of the Hillis brothers he
gave short, sometimes irrelevant, answers. He told them about his wound,
hut added that it was not serious.
Then Jack said, "Well, I say, Jim,
isn't our Joe coming out in fine feathers?
You see him once and awhile, even if he
is an officer, don't you?"
"Yes, yes, I see him sometimes."
"Do you think he'll be a brigadier
general before long?" Eben asked, laughing.
"No, I guess not," Smalley answered.
"But he's got tbe title of hero if ever a
man bad it, and he'll keep it, too. Future bistoiies will mention bow Lieutenant Hillis, when officer after officer was
shot down, steadily kept the men under
control, prevented a retreat, and at last
led them, bearing the colors himself.and
captured the battery that was, doing so
much harm���"
"Then he'll be captain or something
higher?" Jack exclaimed, eagerly, and
springing from bis chair.
'No, he won't be anything," Smalley
home with me, and���"
There was a sound of slow moving
wheels at tbe gate. The father, from
where he sat, looked through the open
door. There was a hearse at the gate,
draped with the stars and stripes.
Later Smalley told them bow Joe had
died of his wounds the night after the
battle; how he, though wounded himself,
had been able to minister to others, and
be was with Joe to the last.
"And did he remember us? Did he
send us any message?" sobbed Mis. Hillis.
"Yes, he remembered; he mentioned
you especially. He said I should tell you
that he was glad it was himself instead
of one of the other boys; that he was
sure that he could be best spared. But
Joe always was modest."
Best spared! Mrs. Hillis recalled her
own words. He could be spared at the
time he went away, and the others were
so precious! But never to see him again!
This patient, silent, and unappreciated
The manner of Joe's death was told
over his remains, and each year as Memorial day comes little children hear the
story of tbe young soldier whose grave h
marked by a tall monument and a flag
staff, where the colors are always kept
After a time it was forgotten that Joe
had been the stupid laughing stock of
the family and the neighbors, but an old
woman does not forget. Each year.when
tbe graves of this and other soldiers are
covered with flowers, the old woman,
leaning on the arm of one younger, but
not young, sits beside Joe's grave and
"Jennie, he was the only one of my
boys I could spare to be a hero. He
made our name known for bravery. My
neglected Joe! I'm so glad that you
loved him and that he knew it."
Max O'ltHl'N Speech.
family ought to go.   F omgeneral  , ^ ^ u wouM ^ bett d
pearances the war was bktly to aw      . j ^ ^ {uri0ugh-and-I brought Joe
some time.
Max O'Rell recently made a very
amusing'speech. Travel, he remarked,
had produced a firm conviction in his
mind that the French are the happiest
people on earth, and then he went on to
tell a story about his mother, "who
never left the French town in which
she was born," "and whose little family
lias the honor of presiding" over the
company." Max arranged to go to
America,which seemed to have grieved
his mother. "What language is spoken
in that country?" inquired the old lady.
"English," replied her son. "What!"
she exclaimed incredulusly, "do the
American 'people speak English?" "I
believe so, fairly well," the waggish
Max replied. His mother tried to dissuade her son from the enterprise, but
soon after he wrote and told her he had
signed a contract for the tour. In reply
his mother wrote him a letter, in which
she said: "Sinceyou have signed a contract to go to America you must honor
your signature and go. But make your
mind easy���I'll let no one in this town
know you have gone there."
A cross-cut tunnel is being driven on
the Mollie Hughes to tap the ledge some
distance below the workings driven on
the lead. In the upper workings ore is
showing all the distance of the tunnel,
something like 100 feet.
The female brain commences Lo decline in weight after the age of 80, the
male not till ten years later. THE PAYSTREAK., SANDON, B. C, NOVEMBER 4,   1899.
Ihe following is a complete list of tbe
mining transactions recorded during the
week in the several mining divisions of
the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were
as follows:���
Oct 27���Elsev, Vancouver cr, W J
Barker. Link fr, Silver mt, R Johnston.
Patterson fr, nr Three Forks, S Fisher,
J A Colins, J B Fisher.
28���Shylock, Silver rot, R Thompson.
30���Black Jim, Payne mt, C Garrity,
BBHill, Seaton fr, nr Sandon, FS
Clements. Bluff, n fk Carpenter cr, S
Thomas. Independence, n fk Carpenter
cr, F Swannell. Rockland fr, Four Mile
cr, A McDonald. Benbow fr, Four Mile
cr, J A Lavoine.
Oct 25���Sunnyside fr, 3 years. 26���
Franklin  fr,   Red  Mountain   fr. 27���
Frank F.    30���Geneso,   Baby  fr, Raw
Hide.   31���Legal fr.
Oct 21���White Horse, Black Horse,
Fedora. 1-9 each. C Anderson to J T
Richards, Sept 15. Same, 1-9 each, G
Faiebairn to P Rome, Sept 15.
Oct 12���Louisville, reloc Cuba, J E
Skinner. Mayeta, reloc Porto Rico, W
13���Sailor P.oy, reloc Mogiel, John T
Smith and J L Pouter. Aurora.reloc of
Alena Hazel, D McPherson. Heather
Ridge, bet Brindle and Printer creeks,
A McWhirter. Dingle, Printer creek,
J H Currie.
14���Nile, reloc Blake, J E Tattersall.
16��� Exchange, reloc of Exchange, H
L Fife. Rock of Ages, 2nd n f Lemon,
T Lake.
17���Silver Bear,reloc Carrie Fraction,
J Anderson.
18���Rex, reloc of Great Divide, J T
Beauchesne. Zella, reloc Wizard, 0
McMillan. Silver Tip, Twelve Mile cr,
R W Thompson. Mount de Mar, near
Slocan City, 1 Robinson.
20���White Pine, Ten Mile ck, Robert
McFarlane. Lakeview, same, J Malley.
21���Commentator���near Slocan City,
R Bradshaw.
25���Star of ludia, same, B Griffith.
26���J R C, reloc Midnight, J Smith.
Oct 10���Enterprise Fraction, Nix
Fraction. 12���Rosebery. 16���Manmark
for two years. 17���Para 18���Clyde
20���Midnight. 23���Black Fraction'and
Soudan Fraction. 24���Seattle,Marjorv,
Iowa, Olymuia, Chapleau Fraction No
2.   26���Susan G.   27���Transfer.
Oct 10���Weymouth l4,C E Smither-
ingale to H Nelson.
11���Maggie i, R Kurtzbals to J A
Taylor. V & M, Get There Eli, F L C,
Reno and Accidental, 19-20 each, C W
Harrington to W E Gomm; $2,000.
12���McKinnon 4-5, A J Gillis to R R
Bruce. Moyle 1-5, R R Bruce to John
13���Enterprise Fraction, London A
B. C. Goldfields, Ltd, to the Enterprise
Mines, Ltd.
18���Mount de Mar %, I Robinson to
T Lake.
Oct 13���London & B. C. Goldfields,
Ltd, to J R Robertson.
Oct 17���Black Hawk and Daisy, Jas
M lloe and Duncan Graham to Rene
Laudi, for 17,000.
Sept 29���Black Hawk, Duncan river,
E Barron.
30���Dominion Bell, same, A Forsyth.
Oct 4���Paystreak, Meadow creek, A
Erickson. Boston, same, N McDonald.
Bell, same, R McDonald, Rockford,
Woodbury cr, J Westby. Two Friends,
Black Prince and Iron Horse, same, C
J Johnson. UNI, same, A D Westby.
Alberta, Fry river, A Contin. La
Chewre, same, J Asselin.
5���North Star, Hamill cr. T B John
ston.   May Queen, same, A Johnston,
Sutherland, Tamarac and Florence, on
Lake cr, J M Anderson.    Liverpool,
Hall cr, J D Carlyle.
7���Jane, Lake cr, J M Anderson.
Transvaal, Houser cr, J S Simpson.
9-Hiding Boy, Woodbury cr, M
10���Celtic and Aztec, same, J C
Gwillim. Silver Cord, same, by W B
George. Victor, Kaslo cr, J A Carter.
Olympia, Kemp cr, N M Watnee.
11���Alexander, north of Ainsworth,
H Cody. Prince and Spruce fractions,
same, D F Strobeck. Gentle Annie,
Bear cr, W R Howe. Wild West, same,
J E Ward. Pend d'Oreille, Sawyer cr.
J D Cook. Crescent, Canyon cr, same.
Sonoma, same, T F Adams, Philomene,
Kaslo cr, R Laudi.
13���Cameronian, Bear Lake, R Mitchell. Blue Berry, Woodbury cr, Wm
16��� Wormland, same, C Nelson.
17���Combine Fraction, Hot Springs
camp, D F Strobeck. Green Field,Fry
cr, W White. Grey Copper, same, Mrs
A Carney. Grand View, same, C H
Stanlev. * Kanuck, Spring cr, W J
Oct 10���Corleone, Zephyr,Tambafour,
Cliculotb and Evanston for three years
U���Olson, Red Rock for two years,
Golden Nugget, Byran. 12���Ballina.
Alma. 13���Cody Fraction. 16���Giant,
United Fraction.   17���Emerald, B A.
Oct 7���Red Star, Granite. 17���Franklin, Humbolt.
Oct 6���Alpha i, John Carscadden to J
Silver Spray and Homestake ^, 1)
McGraw to C Moore.
11���Charleston all, Wm C Boie to R
Laudi; $'250.
Green Lakes Fraction all, B Pearson
to R Laudi; $4,500.
14���'Lone Pine all, C W Greenlee to
Percy Dickenson.
Monarch and Province \, mortgage,
B PBrigos toS J Reate; $200.
19���Zenith %, J A Miller to T F Cre-
Total shipped Julv 1 to Dec. 81,1898,
17,994  tons.     January   1st,   1899,   to
Oct. 28:
Week     Total
Payne  6 ,-WT
Last Chance    M��
Slocan Star  MX
Treasure Vault	
Red Fox	
Trade Dollar	
Liberty Hill	
American Boy	
Idnho Mines	
Queen Bess  	
Wild Goose	
Jackson     65
Great Western 	
B isun     20
Emily Edith	
Black Prince	
-  20
Canadian Inventors.
Below will be found a list ot patents
recently granted by the Canadian government "through Messrs. Marion &
Marion' solicitors of patents, New York
Life building, Montreal:���68,160, D.
Tait, Deseronto, Ont., boat propelling
mechanism; 64,091, J. B. Avon, Montreal, surrounding car fender; (54,095, J
A. Whaley, Carberry.Man., butter cutter; 64,186, Dorllla Harvey, St. Andre
de Kamouraska, shoe; 64,153, Joseph
Rousseau, Thetford Mine, harness attachment; 64,112, J. B. Lavoie, Montreal, device for attaching the rocker to
chairs; 64,160, Albert Turner,Falmouth,
N. S., combination tool; 64,170, Robert
Irving, Corwhin, Ont., fastening for
stall chains; 64,188, Albert St. Martin
and L. F. Mallette, Montreal, tip for
shoes; 64,199, Ernest Geoffrion and C E
Belanger, Montreal, voting machine;
64,815, Jos. Gravel, Montreal,car fender.	
Farming iu the Boundary.
The Grand Forks Miner says that it
took E. Spraggett's steam thresher exactly twenty-live days to thresh the oat
crop of the valley. According to Mr
Spraggett, the yield was about 80,000
bushels, a *otal in excess of the returns
for last year. With oats at 68 cents a
bushel, it will be seen that the ranchers
will make a handsome profit The
principal producers this season were:
Coryell Bros., 8,000 bushels; J. (Jtovert,
5,600; Vaughan & Mclnnes,2,500: Cooper
Bros,2,800; E. Spraggett, 2,000; 11. .1
Wasson, 1,400; and Jay P. Graves, l.ooo
Paul Kruger is called Oom Paul
by the Boers. Oom means our or
uncle. Paul was not born in Bruce
na some people think. He is a line
old man, but will likely change his
name when the Kootenay contingent
locate him from Oom Paul to Our
The club solo now being played bv
England against Kruger will be hard
on Paul. He will lose nearly all his
diamonds and hearts, although he
may take in a few spades. The old
man will soon barn the lolly of playing against a strong "widow."
Rossland is to have a public library
and a new theatre.
Yes, I've got a little brother,
Never asked for him from mother,
But he's here;     j t
But I s'pose they went and bought him,
For last week the doctor brought him;
Ain't It queer?
When 1 heard the news from Molly.
Why, I thought at first 'twas jolly;
'Cans*; you see
I just imagined I could get him,
Ami our dear mamma would let him
"lav wuh me.
But. when once 1 had looked at him
1 cried out, "Oh, dear!   Is that him?
.lust Mint mite?
They ^aid. 'Yes, and vou may kiss him!*
W��U, I'm sure I'd never miss him,
lie's sueh alright!"
He's so Bmall it's just amazing,
he Waa iuazing,
He's so red
And you'd think1
And his nose is like. ;> berry,
Aud he's bald as Uncle Jerry
On lus head.
He's no kind of ROad whatever,
Aud he cries as if he'd never,
Never stop;
Won't sit up���you can't arrange him,
Oh, why don't rather change him
At the shop?
Now we've got to dress and feed him,
And we really didn't need him,
Unle frOBl
And I cannot think why father
Should havebomth* bun when I'd rather
-London Mail.
Peter Geuelle luis reported to the
provincial police that two tifthc workmen at his West Robson sawmill have
mysteriously disappeared. Their names
are Martin and Mnlssnrieuvo.
There is not a  word of truth in the
statement that the miners In tho Nelson
and Ymir districts have accepted the
*.i rate.
Don't call n big strong man a liar; it
is cheaper to hire some other fellow to
break the news to him.
last  week
Ira Black's new hotel at Phoenix is
almost ready for occupancy,
Rossland's output <>f ore,
was upwards ol 5,000 tnus.
Typhoid fever is still doing
iii Nelson.
Nelson curlers are organizing for tho
slIiBomn go
M. W. DAY. Proprietor.
��� Manufaturer <>f all���i
Syphons, (lingei Ale,
3aroapariUa, Etc., Etc.
San.don, 33.0.
Patronize home industry
when vou want the best
Total tons.
������CO.MI-AN1K8   ACT,l��t7."
mxm IS TO CERTIFY that "The Ajax
1 ' lv, -tion Development Syndicate, Lim-
!,������ Iu uborised and licensed to cartyon
I1- it hin the  Province of British Col-
''"fi","',   ���  1     'xrrv OUt or effect all or any of
'""��� |1(.rei..after set forth to which the
relative authority of the Legislature ol
Le.rtish Columbia extends.
Th, head office of the Company is situate at
vi KingStreet, London, England.
' Tha amount of the capital of the Company
��� gOff��� divided into *D,003 share, of ��1 each.
,,.! office of the Companv in thisPror
[tuate at Sandon, and Maunde (unt/-
.ii | ii
harger free Miner, whose address is Sandon,
moreaaid, is the attorney for the Company,
The ohjects for which the Company has heen
utablubod. and so licensed are :���
[a.] To acquire the Ajax Fraction Mine in
British Columbia, and for that purpose to
adopt and oarry into effect, with or without
modification, an agreement dated tim i;>Ui
,| iv ul Julv, 189U, nnd expressed to be made ��w-
t.veou Parta Drake Brookman,Anthony Sellon,
Stephen Sellon aud Frederick Adam Stignant
ii( one part, and John Cook Gordon, on behali
nf tne Company, of the Other part, which has
lor the purpose of identification been subscribed by K. Kimher Bull, a Solicitor of the
Supreme Court, or to adopt and carry into
effect any other contract or agreement,
whether entered into before or after the registration of the Company :
purchase, take on lease, or otherwise
my, mines, mining rights, or metal-
land in British Columbia or else-
nd any interest therein :
[c | To search for, win. met. quarry, reduce,
amalgamate, dre,s, retlne. and prepare for
market, and to buy, sell, export, and  ileal in
auril is quarts and ore and other mineral
substances, whether anrilerous or not. I ml I ion.
.pnir.. .in i.ii't precious metals and stone-,
and in carry on the hu-.ine.sses of miner.-.. <ai-
li.r. i\ iaiel an I water, ship owner-, ware-
liuu i nen, wharnngers, barge owners, Lightermen, lorwurding agents, underwriter- and
ln-iini-ul .hip.., goods, and other property,
or any one or more of such buainesbus, in all
��� i: a ii> oi tneir re .peotive branches:
I To search lor, prospect, examine, and
inspect mine j and ground.-) auppoaod to contain quarts and ore.or otiier mineral * or preoi-
"ii- stones, and to search lor and obtain
information In regard to mine-, mining district -an 1 lo.-alitie ..and to purchase, take on
lease, or otherwise acquire, for any estate or
interest, i.ny .-i.eh grounds, and any lands.
waters, mines, mining rights, minerals, ores,
buildings, machinery, p.ant. stock-in-trade,
utensils, patents and patent privileges, ease-
nii'iit -. i i.'ht-, piivileges, and i\ a I and per onto propel iy til any kind :
>' To open, work, explore, develop, and
maintain the mine-, grounds containing
tturiferoiid quait .minerals or precious stones,
and other properties and works of the Com
paliy .
[f.] To construct, erect, maintain and iin-
prove, or to aid in and subcribe toward, the
"ii-i i in t inn. erection, maintenance, and
improvement 61 railways, tramway.-, roads.
weiis, water-courses, aqueducts, waterway.-.
feservoirs, shafts, wharve >. mole,, buildings,
machinery, and other work-, undertakings,
nnd appliances whioh may be necessary or
convenient for the purposeu ol the Company;
It] To   promote,   make,   provide,    acquire,
take un lease or agreement, Lease, let, grant
running powers over, work, use. and dispose
"f, railways, tramways, and other road-,
tvaysand means of aooess to an. part or
part-ul the property of the Company, and to
'���ontrihiite to the expense <>i promoting,
making, providing, acquiring, working, and
"sing the same :
'.' I T i porohase, make, build, charter, nf-
1|'' ''-at. hire, and Let out, to hire, or chartering,
"r affreighting, and otherwise obtain the
!'''~'- h,ii ot, and ose and dispose ol ships,
Witters, boats,and, ve.-.-els of all kind-, loco
"J''t,w .-��� waggons, and rolling stock, and
"im-i'w ise provide lor the con\cvnni c of goods
mill movable property of all kind-:
i11 ioprovide for. the welfare of persona in
'"'"I'l'li'Vinciit of the Companv or formerly
in tin,, employment, and  the' widow.- and
| 'jib' i! ol >ach persons, and others depend-
'."' upon them, by granting money ��>r pen-
*'0nH' making payments for or toward Lnsur-
wice on the lives Of such person-, providing
"""���ul-. reading rooms, places of recreation
' J'tlnrui e as tlie Companv shall think lit.
��uonothing herein contained sliall authorise
.   '( "ii'panv to carry on the business of a lile
���usuriuice company i
Ij-l to remiuifratet.be servants of the Oom-
aaj and others out of or In proportion to the
'"'ii-hi profits of the Companv. orothcr-
Wi '^ tin, Company may think tit:
iu ii ' '''""ll<" agreements and arrangements.
Danv ��      ('��"Junction with any   other eom-
nrm, or association carrying on or In-
ling to carry on
 , ���..   any   business  or
, ---. a kind similar, wholly or partially
;,'"��i.v luisiness or undertaking which tins
1 ""Mm ny i, authorised to carrvfon.aiul to sell,
1'ii-e or dispose of all or anv part of the under-
i,kl"t.'. Imslness, patent rights or property oi
inB Company to, ami to acquire all or any
���I the undertaking, business, patent
or property of anv such other company.
Tin, or association, or other person for |"ioo
'"""deration, and either wholly or partly m
l>u rt
cash, shares,  securities, or   property,  as  the
��?nTU1'V m.Y V!"'k ?*' an<"�� subscribe f or,
acquire, and hold or deal with, and dispose of
any securities or shares, or other interests of
or in any such other company, Hrm, or association :
[l.l To amalgamate with any other company
having objects altogether or in part similar to
ttiose of this Company, and to promote any
company or companies for the purpose of ao-
quiring the whole or any part of the property
ol this Company ;
|m.] To undertake and to carry Into effect
all such financial, commercial, trading, or
other operations or businesses in connection
with the object- of the Company, as the Company may think tit :
(n | To remunerate any person or company
for services rendered in  placing, or assisting
to place, any of the stares In the Company's
digital, or any debentures or other securitios
of the Company, or of any company in which
this Company is or may he interested, or for
guaranteeing the same.
|o.j To lend money to such persons and
bodies, whether without security or
otherwise, upon such terms as the Company
.-hall think fit. ami to guarantee the performance of any contracts entered into by persons having dealings with the Company :
|p.l To draw. make, accept, indorse, discount, execute, and issue promissory notes,
bills of exchange, bills of lading, warrants,
mortgage debenture stock, either redeemable
or irredeemable, aud to secure, borrow or
raise money by tbe issue of oi upon bonds or
debentures or other obligations or securities
of the Company, or by the mortgage pr charge
on all or any payt of the property of the
company, or otherwise in such manner
as the company shall think tit. including its
uncaile I capital, to take money on deposit, at
Intele .t, or otherwise :
[q ] To do all acts necessary to procure the
company to be duly constituted or incorporated, and registered or recognized as a company with limited liability in British Columbia or elsewhere where the Company may
carry on business:
jr.| To carrv out the above objects, or any ol
them, either on account of the company
alone or in conjunction with any othercom-
pany, association, firm, person or persons, and
either as principals, contractors, trustees, ol
otherwise, and by or through trustees, agents,
or otherwise, and generally to do all such acts
and thitiK- us are Incidental to or conducive
to the attainment ol all or any of the above
objects :
Given under my haul and seal of office at
Victoria,Province ol British Columbia, this
ttndday of September, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-nine.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in   the  Slocan   Mining  Division   o
West Kootenay District.   Wheie located
t hi Tributary Creek.
Pake Notice that I, H. B. Alexander, ol
.���Minion. B.C., Free Miner's Certificate No.
:t.'li'L'.\, intend, sixty day.- from the date hereof,
to opply to the Mining Recorder for a Certl
licate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim
And further take notice that action,under
-ection .'17. must be commened before the
issuance of such Cert ilicate of  Improvements
Date 1 this twenty-ninth day of July, 1889.
H. B. Alexander.
Methodist Church :���
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Regular services to-morrow at 11
a. in. and 7:30. p m.
Presbyterian Church :���
Divine service will be held in Vir
ginia Hall at 7:30 p. m.    Rev   1. A
Cleland, Minister.
L. L B.
Barrister. Solicitor,
Notary Pnblac, Etc.
B. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
Headquarters for Miners.
Well stocked bar in connection.
First class accommodations.   Board hy the
day or week.
Established 1895.
Slocan Mines.
Mining Stocks bought and Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Atlantic  Steamship   Tickets,
to and from European points via Canadian and American lines. Apply
for sailing dates, rates, tickets and
full information to any C. P. Ry
agent, or
G. P. R. Ajjent, Sandon.
WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.,
i [Western Federation of Miners ]
Meets every Saturday Evening at   8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pies. Geo. Smith.
Fin Sec, W. L. Hagler.
, Subscribers, tt.00 per month.
Private Patutnts yi.00 perday, exclusive of expense of physician or
surgeon and drugs.
The Direct Route From
To  All   Points
Certificate of Improvements.
sit aate In the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay Distiot.   Where located: About
three   miles   from  Three    Forks,  on   the
North Pork of Carpenter Creek.
Take notice that I. Chas. Moore, of Kaslo
II. ('. acting as agent lor Chas. S. Ellis, Free
Miner'-. Certificate No. :s.'U77,v,   intend, sixty
days  from   the  date  hereof   to   apply  to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvement.-., for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
(irant of the above claim.
Anil further take notice  that action, under
section .')7. mu>t   be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements
ated this first day of August. 1899,
Chas. Moore.
To    Packsrs    and    Freighters
For Sale.
Twenty one Pack  Males, 6 Work
Mules, 2 Saddle Horses.    Rigging
and Harness may be arranged for.
Apply to
T. Graham,
Albert Canyon, B, C.
J. I>. EcLAUOHMN, President.
W. I-. H.UH.KH, Secretary.
1)11.   W.  E.  GOMM, Attendant Physician.
MissS. M. Ciiishoi.m, Matron.
({KantCox. Wm.Donahue, j, v. Martin,
W*M. GaBBITP and P. II. Mt HI'IIY, Management Committee,
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication of ALTA
LODGE, U. I)., held first Thursday
in each Month, in Masonic Hall,
Sandon, at 8 p. m. Sojourning brethern cordially invited.
W. II. Lilly,
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
First Clas Sleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat
Daily for St. Paul.   Sundays and
Wednesdays for Toronto,
Fridays for Montreal and Bos
ton.   Same cars pass Revelstoke
one day earlier.
Lv. sandon Ait.
8:00 ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Daily to Points Reached via.
Daily except Sunday to Points
readied via Rosebery and Slocan City.
Tickets Issued  Through  and Baggage  Checked  to   Destination,
Agent, Sandon.
e. j. coyle,
a. o. P. Agt.,
Trav. Pass. Ag
Be sure   that your  ticket  reads via' the
Another Accident at the LeRoi.
Rossland, Oct. 31.���Just before the
3 o'clock shift at the LeRoi came off
this afternoon Joseph Kane and Wm.
Holey were seriously hurt by the
premature explosion of a blast.
They were taken after about an hour
to the Sisters' hospital. Holey, who
seems*the more seriously injured, is
frightfully cut about the head and it
is feared he will lose his sight. Both
are from the north of England
The Gold Production of the World
Native gold, though yellow by reflected light, is green by transmitted
light. When silver is" employed as
an alloy the color of gold by transmitted light is light gieen. When
alloyed with copper the color is emerald green or even blue by transmitted light. When in a state of
fusion gold often exhibits a blueish
green tint, and at a higher temperature gives off purple vapors. It is
one of the most perfect conductors ol*
heat and electricitv.
The production of gold in the
United States in the calender year
1898 was 3,119,398 ounces fine, of the
value of $64,463,000. The amount of
gold produced from quartz mines in
1898 was, in round numbers, 2,800,-
000 ounces tine, and from placer
mines 318,000 ounces fine.
The South African Republic produced 3,831,975 ounces line, the value
of which is $79,313,953 ; Australia
produced 3,137,644 ounces fine, of the
value of $64,869,800.
These three countries arc the great
producers of the world, their output
aggregating 10,038,017 ounces tine,
ot the value of $203,357,557, or 73 per
cent of the product of the world.
Rich  East Kootenay
Ottawa. Oct. 27���Mr. G. McEvoy
of the Geological Survey returned today, after spending five months examining the East Kootenay district.
This is the first geological examination of the country that has taken
place, and Mr. McEvoy states that
his investigations have shown the
country to be very promising as regards mineral production. Two
mines have already shipping faeili
ties by railroad, and two more will
have these in a short tune, as the
Kimberley branch is nearing completion. Mr. McEvoy covered ;i
large area of territory ami it was
uniformly rich in minerals,
A Big Company.
Toronto. Nov. l.-A 820.000,000
iron, timber and transportation company, is being organized by the
same capitalists who organized the
Consolidated Lake Superior Co., including Mr. Clergue, promoter of the
big pulp industry at Sault Ste Marie
Messrs. Lome Reecher and H. C.
Baker have retured from a visit to
tbe Hungry man group, near Slocan
Junction, whither they went for the
purpose of starting work. A small
force has commenced the work of
sinking a shaft on the main showing
of the property. The group was
bonded a short time since to Montreal capitalists. Major R G. Ed
wards Leckie will come from Republic shortly to examine the group on
behalf of the parties who have bond-
id it.���Rossland Miner.
Wm. Beattie, a former Sandonite,
who has charge of the Delphine
mine in the Windermere country,
writes to say that the situation over
there looks encouraging. Peterborough, a new townsite, is evidently to be the town of tin; camp. Many
buildings are going up there, among
others a hotel by John Moore, formerly of the Ivanhoe hotel, Sandon.
Quite a number ol' prospects are being
worked and many of the miners are
from the Slocan.'
It is a fact not generally known,
says the Journal-Miner, but a fact
all the same, that a proposition to
purchase the United States Verde
mine at $100,000,000 was recently
refused. The deepest workings ol
the mine are now only 700 feet,
while recent explorations with a
diamond drill were made to a depth
of 2,000 feet, showing a continuation
of the ore body to that depth
In addition to the insurance of
$1,000 each on the lives of every
member of the Canadian contingent
arranged for by Sir Charles Tapper,
the Dominion Government has also
insured the the lives of the Canadian
volunteers for a similar amount.
The Coxey at Rossland, is just
making its first shipment. A carload
of the ore has been packed to the
Black Bear siding for shipment to
smelter. If the returns prove favorable shipments will be continued.
It is many a long day since the
British army has been hit by an outfit with as much ready money in
their clothing as the Canadian contingent will carry into action.
The Calumet and Hecla group in
Wellington camp has been bonded
for $50,000 by W. L. Hogg of Montreal. The property will be developed on an extensive scale.
The Yukon river is freezing and
navigation has been'closed.
The Hoepfner Refining Company, Hamilton, Ontario, are pre
pared to pay cash for ores containing
high percentages of lead and zinc,
and will be pleased to* have samples
and prices forwarded them at Hamilton.
Laboring Men, Attention!
Beware of all agents and advertisements for the employment of men
in ihe Sioean country.
The trouble between Miners and
Mine Owners is not yet settled, and
you are requested to stay away. You
will be duly notified when matters
tie adj listed.
Executive Committee,
Sandon Miners' Union.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Pipes.
Smokers' Sundries.
Cards and
A Snap Shot
In spite of the quiet times, the
"Old Time Grocery Firm" of
Is hept busy in selling and shipping goods.
Fine Groceries bv the carload arriving and more on the way. Fine
fresh Vegetables of^ill kinds. Fresh cooking and eating apples from
Ontario and Washington orchards. Car ot Hams and Bacon just in, all
of Swift A Co.'s famed brands. Other toothsome delieaeies on the shelves
Step in see for yourself.
and arriving
H. BYERS & Co.
Builders and  Heavy Hardware.
Prospectors Outfits, Picks, Shovels and
Steel. Camp Stoves, Camp' Cooking
Utensils.      Powder, Caps and  Fuse.
Donaldson's  Rheumatic  Cure.
It has Cured Others,
It Will Cure You
Follioft & McMillan.
Contractors and Builders.
Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
Sash,   Doors, Blinds, etc., Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices.
Mine and Dimension Timber always In Stock.     Plans, Estimates and
Specifications furnished for all Classes of Building.
Hamilton   Watches
Arc the belt for Hurl Service, being
the favorite Railroad Watoh of North
America, largely taking the place <>f
otlmr watches where accurate time is
required. The Jewels in these Wstches
are Jewels, not imitation, and set in
Gold. The Higher Grades have Sapphire Pallets. Everything that goes to
make the finest, Timekeeper is to be
found in these Watches.
Seventeen Jewel Grades from f20 to
856. Twenty-one Jewels from t 40 to 160.
Call and see tbetn.
I also handle the famous Hampden
Watch. I state only Tacts and can
hack up every assertion made.
Jeweller and Optician.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.


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