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The Paystreak Jun 17, 1899

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SANDON, JUNE 17 1899.
of the city limit! ran out on Wednes
[day night.   Six  men  were on the
i arpenter Creek in rising rrpidly
Tha sidewalk Up Cody Avenue has !fround Ht llu' "knight   hour  to re
Doty* materialised, j locate it.
John Hlracb, P. L. S.. will open ���
A claim situated within two miles (the Sandon lodge K. of P's was held
branch office In Sandon.
McLanchlin _  Erickson, who are
working the C. (). I),  claim  near
Bear lake, ran into a 3-lnch stringer
The new time table on the U P, R. I of dry ore this week,  assays from
goes Into effect to-morrow, j whicii give '. _;> oca. silver.
David W. King la spent a few] The exodus of miners continues
,Uys 00 Four Mile this week. unabated and this   week   is heavier
Lorenzo Alexander is expected P____eve_; J)^ <jf the miners ere
back Irom London, Eng., this even   fotng to 18.80 camps or to the Urdu-
j Duncan railway construction.
Pal Griffin joined the exodus and      Eta��* ���������� ��"> ��t work on the Cody
emigrated to Duncan tin on Tbnrt* __���� *l_*Pdl.,l!r ���wo appropriated by
. Nr tee provincial government   A new
, ,. .,        ,      , |To^d is being built for part of the die
Phil llickey and E. M. *andilands talK.,. to avoid the had slides.
.u-iit the carlv part of the week ill      ,....,..
^gjjQD Joe  Martin,   politician,   was in
IKaslo yesterday.  .!<*��� will fo doing
Fred Kelly has gone to Republic[himself an inJusUoe it  he does not
where he Will make his headquarters comv _p tu Sandon  and  see how the
in tumi- eight hour law works���or stops work.
The Slocan license comndssloo has The effect of the strike is beginning
been sitting In New Denver most of; u, be felt bv the |ocaj merchants.
Ut�� week. There   has not been enoogl  business
0 Noel Brown, manager of the on Keen Avenue this week to remind
i^ueen Bees Is spending a lew days ^storekeeper* what they are there
is Kelson. ;*��r-
Ball?) \ Murphv went to the I-ar-      A single tare for the round trip will
dean on  Thursday  to open   their w rfvaji Irom all points fop the lines
.������� *-< ikirk.    * " ���*���* Kootenay Railway A:  Naviga
tion Co. m Nelsuti for   the Dominion
Win. Wslmaley went to Duncan pgy celebration. Good going Jum*
i -\ yesterday touokapjKattbliltiei :Win and July 1st and returning
to u" " * CIS* until July feb, inclusive.
Whsl   Is   the   best thing in New
The Strike.
n nv�� '.'
k I eki t to Sandon.
Thi k;i-!o Prospector has ceased
! nlli iUoq.    Mr. Burns is to l>e eon-
grato   ;. <1 on his esc��|>e.
Mr and Mrs  Wm Sudrow return
II. H. Joins leaves today for
Mallard, Ark. He will spend the
rammer prospecting lor /.inc. in the
Ozark mountains, where consider
able activitv has been created by the
present high price of the metal.
l\terSwanaoo, who has been at
in the Methodist church on Tuesday
evening. Besides a lars^e turnout
from the city a number of visiting
brethern from New Denver were in
Gentle spring has wafted back the
blind hurdy gurdy man and the
victim ol the steamboat accident and
all the rest of the numerous tribe of
unfortunates who solicit alms. The
Slocan has always been a rich held
for this fraternity.
Price Ellison, M. P. P. for East
Yale. Alex Lucas, Consrvative or
ganizer. and J. A. McKelvie, editor
of the Vernon News, paid Sandon a
visit on Monday. Messrs. Ellison
and McKelvie are on their way home
alter visiting the B >undary country.
Rossland, Trail. Northport, Nelson
and othor points.
James J. Hill, the illustrious Canadian who by great force of character
and absolute lack of conscience has
worked himself up from mule skinning to a railroad presidency, paid
Sandon a visit last Soudav morning.
Jim came in on a special over the
K. A S.. but didn't seem to be looking
tor anyone in particular and did not
linger long in town. He admired
the scenery
The efBClent staff of mechanics who
manipulate the Merg*nthalers and
perfecting presses in the Paystreak
office are about the only people in
Sanflon WbJO work these days. Every
day la Sunday with the rest of the
community, but the rag must come
out on time or the affairs of the great
family weekly would be taken over
by a gentleman eminently more
capable���the sheriff.
The strike situation is unchanged
from last week, except that the Star
is shut down. No attempt is being
made to do any work, and outside of
a few unimportant prospects the mining industry is paralysed. A corresponding effect is felt in business circles, and in fact the local merchants
are the heaviest losers. Many men
are leaving town daily and thosewho
remain are not as much in evidence
as might be expected.
Reports are constantly circulating
that the owners are going to import
cheap men trom Sudbury and Nova
Scotia. There is no reason to believe
that these reports have any foundation in fact, as the owners appear
perfectly satisfied to wait.
So far the Union has decidedly the
best of the situation. Not a man has
gone to work at the Association rate
and the few miners employed are
reeieving the Union scale.
The lo>s to the camp has already
been enormous. No mining deals
can be completed and consequently
the summer season which will be
shorter this year than usual, will be
wasted. The expected activity will
be made impossible by a continuance
offthe labor trouble for 60 days.
Foot Ball Notes,
edon \v<*dn,-*dav Irom an extended the Star for some  time  past, left on
Wednesday lor s trip to his old home
in Sweden. He will tour several
other European coantriei and  may
be gone several  months on  his trip.
A U. Macdonald, the mining iv"
porter of the Torouto World, paid
Slocan a visit this week. He will
return In a couple of months to do
considerable wort here Ibrhjepaper.
Toronto people are at last awakening
��� ���   : Pacific Coast points.
���h��k��   Kelson  is going to open a
:i iii his premises on  Reco Ave.
Jake is a pioneer ef the Blocan.
���i.iii Latham went oner to the
lardo-Duncan on Monday to commences -uiniuer's work <ui blSclalmt
George linger hit on Tuesday f"r
tlie   birdo Duncan where   be    will
put in the summer staking bonanzas, to the Slocan* possibilities
A rate of ���3.85  to  Halcyon   Hot      Thev who prophesyed disorderly
vi i ngs aad return is In vogue over conduct on the part of the striking
���he C. P. JL for the summer months miners <fe   doomed   to  disappoint*
L H. Dormer of the Post Offioe
Department la in Bnndon Inspecting
'he local branch of Her Msjesty'a extensive business.
uient. There has OOl been a CaSC Of
��n.V kind whatever in the police
court rinoe the 1st of the month. If
this la anarchy we want Iota of it.
The people   Of the Lardo*Duncan
painters, paper _
[Numbers are now (may at the Last district have made application forj
Chance residence and' the building provincial constable to be stationed
will soon In- readv tor oocopancv.      ' In the district.    With so many peo-
���lark Lowe, went o> Duncan CitJ P����' JB **��� j** ^��h^Pt__
"�� Thureda* Lowest Harrington naed u,v ��� oonatable at each ol tin
WUI o5S aUd tnVre ami ���-peS �� \*m towns. At present there ,s no
todoing business by Dominion Day.|r��Me-toon,ttole'
The North West  Editorial   Assoei
The Payne will build a new assay
office near the foot of the tram.
A. E. Bhuniineaur has four men
a! work on the Jeanette claim on
Wilson creek.
Seven men are at work on the
Ruth tram. It will be completed in
three weeks.
D. J. McLnchlln   has the contract..
for the Ruth or- bins.    Work will be I m September,
commenced next week.
Minn will pay Sandon a visit on the
-l!,l Inst Some efforts will In- made
~> eotertaln them while in the city.
Pat Hums is showing his faith in
kootenay by putting up a RrO.000
�����ntltlinir in Nelson. The Kootenav
n����l8   more  millionaires   ol   Pat's
Gold Oommiiwioner Turner left
Nelson on Thursday for the Slocan.
He will take a trip through thedis-
trict accompanied by R. E. Green,
M. P. P., for the purpose of looking
over the roads and trails for which
appropriations wen granted at the
la>t session ol the legislature*
The annual   memorial service of
The ore shipments this week were
90 tons from the Payne over the
C. P. H. and 120 tons from the Star
over the K. ii S.
The Payne has ordered 1W.000
feet of planking from the Nakusp
saw mill, to be used for chutes and
other purposes in the mine.
lenken Bros are making 40 feet a
week on their contract on the Pal-
mita. It is nearly all pick work,
very little powder  being  necessary
Wat, Heatty has taken a tunnel
contract on the Omega claim, near
the Reco, from J. M. Harris. Four
men were put to work this week and
a large quantity of supplies sent up.
There has been some delay in
getting the lumber for the Payne
bunk houses, but the building will
be commence next week. The grading for the foundation has all been
The Sandon football club will play
the New Denver team on their
grounds this afternoon. The boys
leave by this mornin's train and go
prepared for a hard struggle. The
following is the team : Goal, Arthur
Peel ; backs, W.Copeland, W. Kelso;
halfbacks T. Lawrence, J. S. Gusty,
J. Crawford ; forwards, A. W. Grier-
son. B. Cliffe, W. Cliffe, N. Reegan.
W. F. Lawson  will act as   referee.
Slocan City and Silverton will plav
in Silverton this afternoon. A match
will probably be arranged between
the winners of both events, the best
team to represent the Slocan at the
Nelson celebration.
An invitation has been received
from the Kainloops foot ball team
requesting the presence of a team
from the Slocan to be present at the
foot ball tournament to be held there
The invitation will
probably be accepted by the Sandon
The Star Shut Doicn.
On Sunday, the last dav of the old
order, the management of the Slocan
Star offered the men ��3.25 f����r miners
and $2.75 for muckers. The offer
was promptly refused and the men
came down the hill. Thirty men
were re-engaged at the regul ition
scale of fft.60 for eight hours. These
men were called off by the union on
Monday but, after reconsidering, a
force of timber men sufficient to catch
up the most dangerous places was
sent back to the mine. Thuae men
will finish up by to morrow !*ed the
mine will be idle. ;
The union made a serious mistake
when they restrained the 30 men
from working at the regulation
The Star will be closed down all
summer, no matter what the outcome
of the present controversy inajebe.
��� 3
j ���
Passing the Hat.
When any event of a public or
semi-public nature is to take place in
Sandon a hat is passed to pay the
expenses. This practise has become
so general that most people do not
consider it out of the way. Most ot
our local merchants dig up for every
subscription list that comes along
and hardly enquire what it is for.
It has always been so in Sandon.
There have been subscriptions for
widows and orphans, for the sick
and distressed, for funerals and lor
wedding presents. The hat has been
passed for balls, suppers, church
affairs, band regalia, hockey clubs,
base ball outfits and everything else
under the shining sun that the circulators ot such subscriptions had no
right to ask assistance for!
Charitv is all right, but it is poor
taste ride * free horse to death. The
city council has, or should have, an
indigent poor fund to care for the
needy. Social affairs should be paid
for by those who participate in their
enjoyment. They who are on the
blazed trail to kingdom come should
pay the expenses of the churches���salvation is cheap at that price. Athletic organizations that cau not be
made self-supporting should dissolve,
or put up a fence and chsrge admission. It the municipality will not
pay the members ol the band for producing good music thev ought to
hire the New Denver band to produce discords that would murder
half the community, and then go
silent partners with the undertaker.
The last subscription is one for the
entertainment of the North West
Editorial Association. And of them
all this one is the less dignified.
Sixty or seventy ot the brightest
journalists of Western Canada have
arranged to visit our town, and a
civic hospitality is made a puhlic
charity by the passing of the   hat.
This is not courtesy. It is a
reflection which self-respecting people, knowing, cannot fail   to resent.
If the corporation of the city of
Sandon cannot afford to entertain
these ladies and gentlemen as guests
of the city they should be made aware
of the fact so that they might make
a date elsewhere.
An Inconsistency.
a misstatement is now being made
use of. t _
Here is an instance that may be
taken as a criterion: The North
West Mining Syndicate took hold of
the Bosun claim near New Denver
about a year ago today. Six men
were put to work on the prospect and
within thirty days uncovered an ore
showing that justified the purchasing
company in paying 17,500 cash tor
the claim. Since then the property
has been worked continuously, snd
up to the time it was closed down 30
men were emploved In all, 48 car
loads of lead ore'and 4 curs of zinc
ore have been shipped, giving a net
return of about $75,000. After pur
chasing nine additional claims, con
structing wharves, buildings, roads,
etc., etc., the company has paid f-10-
000 in dividends.
Was the Bosun closed down because
the management believed that pav
ing $3.50 for eight hours work would
destroy the  dividend-paying  capa
bilities of the mine?
Is the situation ol the Bosun materially different trom that of the other
26 properties on the Association list.
Plucht) Prospectors.
The eight-honr law is here to stay.
The sooner that fact is recognized
the better for all concerned. The
miners demand the same wages for
eight hours as they formerly received
for ten. and insist that they can
accomplish as much in the shorter
shift. The mine owners declare
that this is a practical and physical
impossibility ; they go further and
declare that the increase! in the cost
of labor will rob them of their dividends.
This first statement���like that of
the miners -may or may not be true ;
a year's experiment under the eight-
hour system would prove or disprove
The statement that the increase in
the cost ot labor will consume the
dividends of the Slocan mines is in
exact contradiction to the allegations
that have been used to induce capital
to come into the camp. There is an
inconsistency here. If a loss of three
hours work in 19, which means an
increase of 16 per cent in the cost of
labor, will prevent the mines paying
dividends the purchasers of Slocan
mining stocks have been woefully
deceived. If the dividend-paying
capabilities of this district are as
they have always been represented,
Back in the spring of '92, when the
wild, historic rush to this new-found
Eldorado of silver snd snow gave
(,very man in the mountains the
Slocanetis, Jack Cory straggled up
Carpenter creek along with hundred*.
of other argonauts, and started to
locate claims. About that time Andy
Murphy, Al Behne and Jim Mallory
had found the Alamo and Wild
Goose claims and a scramble was
made for the basin. Then Charlie
Greenlee, Jim Moran and Jim Gil
hooley discovered the big Queen
Bess ledge and located the Qtu*en
Bess and American Girl. Jack Cory
took up the work where they left off
and traced the ledge across three
claims, the Patmita, Sllverite and
Silver Reef.
That was seven years ago.   Murphy and his partners have long since
disposed of the Alamo and the property has made a fortune for its own ���
ers*   The Queen Bess waa was sold a
couple of years ago for tl30,OCO and
could hardly be bought  now  tor a
million.   The Idaho,   Yakima, Sunshine, Corinth, Palmita and many
other  claims  In  that  district have
since  become  mines  and many  ot
them have sold for handsome figures.
Last October Corv, with his part
ners Allen   and   Foster,   started  a
crosscut on the Sllverite.   They ran
300 feet to the big Queen Bess ledge
tapping it where it was 00 feet wide.
Drifts of 70 feet to the left snd 20 to
right show  ore all the way, varying
from six Inches to 19 inches���hut it Is
all underfoot.   The tunnel was run
high enough to just touch the top of
the ore chute, which  showed up In
the bottom of their tunnel    Encouraged by their their success the owners are now about to start another
tunnel 200 feet lower down.   This
means several months work but does
not dismay the plucky prospectors.
Prospecting has msny delays snd
msny disappointments, but the man
who has the nerve and persistency
to stay with it will invariably win in
the end.
Sandbag Jim���Hello, pard! I
haven't seen ye sence ye cracked
dat crib on Jinkins street. Git anything ? J
Updcporch Dlck-Yep. But I didn't
know it till a week afterward. I
got de measels.
E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd,
Another Importation.
Fine  Tapestry   Cur
tains. Baby Quilts, in
all colors. Fine Centre
Table Cooers and Cen
tre Pieces.    All neto
E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd TtiE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C.t JUNE 17, W*.
i.i   Ml.      |      _���-���, ���ii-,��� .,. ������     .ill..!... ���������������.IM  ������'      ' """��� '   ". ' '  _____
TPAMWAYS OF KOOTENAY. 11****** capacity, durability, simpli-l
ing the peat three years, I have designed
B. C RiWet, ol Sandon, writing in the
B C. Mining Becord, gives a very inter*
oHting account of tne building and oper-
ation o! aerial tramways in Wert Koote-
Mf "The qneetion ol transportation,"
���ays he, "will alwaye be a prime lector
in the working ol mines. In mountain*
ou* country, where milroeds are impos-
stole and wagon roade or trails can be
used lor only a lew months ol the year,
aerial tramwaye beet aolve the problem
lor the conveyance ol ore, timber and
"""In the Kootenay district ol British
Columbia, the eteep and precipitous
mountain iddea, broken ea they are by
aulchee and ��anyone, down which sweep j
the irreeieable ���ooweHdee, preclude the
uteol sorter tmms or waguoioiid-.
������In the early davs ol mining, the
Mck train and rewbiding waa the means
^transportation. ��** otmmm, or
the undeveloped conditioo ol the mines
being such that the Investment olaoy
.real amount ol machinery waa not Justifiable, �� the trails were lined with
pack moleeoreacks of ore were being
rewhidcd over the enow down the moon*
uin sides to the railroads or smelter.
"The expense of raw hiding ore being
about o��e*half that ol packing, mining
operauone were carried on moat extensively during the winter months, the
summer months being occupied in devel
opuient work or blocking out ore. When
or erected in West Kootenay several
modifications of the double rope Serial
tram, adapted to the topographical features of the country and the requirements of the mine. Opinions differ
among mine operators in regard to the
utility ol the styles of tramways.  There
- -a- ��� �����_
"But a tramway must he built to meet
the capacity of the mine and the condition ol the country over which it
must run.
"The following styles are used: For
2,000 feet or less when gravity is the
motive power, the two-bucket, double*,
rope, gig-back is the mist economical
and serviceable tram.  .
'One hundred and fifty tons per day
utility ol the styles ol tramways, inerei wuu����B..i��.��v--r*--'
are a number that give entire satislac- is an ordinary capacity and sttch is ha*,
tion.   Of the double rope aerial tram the died by the tram at the Porto Bijo mine
_,. , ���  .   _     .,        .*._ ��. I .���.i .���_ d_<~*_ min*     AtM>thmria*iet__>
FmUyson, erected  by  the
ml tllUI WSJ*-    uew wj   ��mw w��--���- ���- -���m ���	
 w                        writer two and the Payne mine.   Another is'ieing
yearaago,'ls perhaps'the beet type lor constructed by the Beth, *^^*do*
* -.        - * a _ _*_i a _ __      Ji>.___.__     _ _k     _nAS?      e_a_i
��� a* __ II     ���____-_ Uttiilr.
long distance and large capacity. Buck
ets holding 700 pounds suspended by
cranes Attached to trolley wheels, which
are run on ooe-ineh cablee and hauled
by a smaller cable, is the etyle of this
tram. Fifty-two buckets are used,
drawn by thiee-fourth inch cable, passing around grip sheaves of eight feet in
diameter at each terminal. The buckets
are loaded and dumped automatically at
the mine and concentrator.
"The single rope system is not used
in this country. The two-bucket, gig-
back, tram for short-distance haul and
the Flnlayson for long distance are the
universal style  adopted here.    The
'Where long distance Is met, nut
small capacity is required, the inter.
mittent system used by the LastChaace
Mining Company is an economical aad
. ..    ���_ *__
Marguerite herself, form a moat touching
Roberval proceeded on his course and
landed his little party at Cape Rouge.
The winter was a time of suffering and
disaster.  Over sixty men perished by
famine, oy cold, or by scurvy.  The Indiana, too, were unfriendly; and the colonists, moot of whom were convicts,
proved so insubordinate, that the governor had to hang some, and to scourge
and imprison others.  In the spring,
with seventy men, Roberval attempted
to explore the interior, but without ben*
eflcial results, snd with the lose of eight
I men by drowning.   Five years later
[ Roberval and his brother organised another colonising expedition to Canada,
bet the fleet waa never heard of after It
eailed, and probably foundered by encounter with loosens.  Thus ended in
disaatroua failure all the early expedi-
��_L.__ __.�� _���____
^^^^^^^    economical and ES^J^-E^r-	
satisfactory system ol trams, and the tt0Bi to R6W *���'	
Flnlayson system lor long distance aad     The following telegram wa
great capacity    mmmmmmmmmmm*mm*M �������*����� to _er runai
"An aerial tramway is not affected
materially by the season ol the year or
the condition of the dements. The
abundance of snow and the precipitous
condition ol the country makes the
hauling ol ore an impossibility hi some
of the winter months.
"A tramway will pay tor itself in a
short time   The following reasons are
Payne mine hasabeen operating one of given:   The low cost ol transportation.
the former style lor the conveying of One man is employed instead ol a pack -
- *��� ��. ___. ����� ��k- -_um.il for trai,,    it wor|., t_e year round, night
and day if necessary. Carries up supplies and material for the mine and has
a passenger service, if one has the
necessary-courage to ride them. Ac*
cidenta to the trams are very few and
break-downs seldom. The towns are
built so that an even srrade Is
ore from its crusher to the railroad for
over a year. There is one span of 950
feet across a deep ravine and a short
span of 850 feet. The difference in elevation of the terminals is 466 feet. The
onroent work or blocking oui ot*. " *���-������ i carrying rope is three-fourths inch cru-
ih_ davelomnent proved the permanency I clbje oaat steel of flattened strand and 	
T._!!^__dV and large quantities ol I therunnlng rope Is three inch steel of I built so that an even gr-w -"-*--
i^��2^riri q-��- o* h^tJS^r^.  The��nall tram,Lined and the budcet. are above*.
ItalX^en* of serial tramway Irom UnacitiM 160 tons in ten houra, and is |funlmer.    The cablee   are  fattened
the comparative email <^ ^Jf*1���*
uoe. and in operation "���J^"*"
,-by the element*, solve the problem
(or the economical transportation ol ore
from the mine to smelter or radroa��i.
Many have been constructed, and it ha*
OIQ DagUm Mf    UVI     iuwi.��;    -������,	
she had heard waa in Hagerctown, Md.:
"To Alfred Coles. la you there? If you
ain't there, where is you? Your heart-
broken mother."	
M. W. HAT. Proprietor.
^^H        ������lLutnfattrrcr of all"    |
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
3enaperilla, Etc., Etc
Sandon, B.O.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
been the good fortune of tne writer to
superintend the erection of mostol them
In the Slocan Dist, n there are tenor
twelve-aerial and euii-ne.
"The first to be built eras the eerUU
tramway lor the Noble Five ^��_^
Milling Compeny, and is one ol the best
in the country. It *��___*_* *1^
ropes and bocketa ore liom the mine
near the top ol Noble five tsw~tata to
the eomoany's ooncentrator a mile and a
hall away at the town of Udy
���Running parallel with this ������ th*
Laet Chance tram, ol an equal leagah.
which crooeec the drooled Noble rive
elide at an elevation ol 700 feet in one
long span ol over a halt mile.
"The Payne mine haa its ore trans-
capacitvrof 160 tons in ten hours, and is
operated by one man.
"For the Last Chance Mining Company has been recently constructed a
double rope aerial tramway. From the
mine to the ore house near the railroad
ia 6,600 feet, and a difference in eleva
tion ol 4,000 feet.    At the month of the
lower tunnel is located the upper terminal of the tram.  Ore le dumped out of
the car from the mine into the ore bin
and the tram eonveyee It to the crusher
where it is sacked for shipment in car��
t > the smelter.   From the upper terminal there is one great span of _,8rt0 feet
���the longest on record,  I  believe,���
crossing a deep gorge reaching out to a
tension station nearly half way distant
on the line.    The buckets, suspended
iu the air and so far from the supports,
look like black specks.    After the tension is reached  the country is roor*
regular, and towers for the support of
the rope occur every 400 feet until the
summer. The cables are flattened
strands so that the wear is on a greater
surface and a change can be made by
twisting the rope. Rope grease on both
the cables is used and the wear is reduced to the minimum.
"All the tramways constructed by
the writer are in successful operation
and many facta and figures could be
given on this subject of aerial tramways
but no one will doubt the utility o* J��* ��15 ��
cheapness of conveying ore who haa 8:56 p. m.
tried or seen this method of transportation."
Operating Kaslo A Slocan Railway,
International Navigation A
Trading Company.
Schedule of Time.    Pacific Standard
Passenger train for Sandon  and
way stations leaves Kaslo at 8KX) a.
m. daily, retaining, leaves Sandon
m.t arriving at Kaalo at
The early history of Canada furnlahea
material of more than one touching and
tragic tale. None of theee are more
tear compelling than that of the hapten
heroine ol thia story. She was the
daughter ol the Sieur do Roberval, a
wealthy noble of Picardy, who obtained
the appointment of  Yiceioy of New
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pormd to lie ore house by ��� _����_*��_
and to the C. P. B. freight house by an I
aerial tramway.
��� The Porto Rico mine at Ymir, the
Idaho mines at Tbme Forks, and the
Lucky Jim have tramways in successful
operation. *_**���'___
"Nesr the City of Sandon, B. C tne
Ruth mine ie constructing an aerial
tramway, which will carry the ore to Its
concentrator now being built within the
city lluilte. ,    ___.
"There are many tramways in operation in the Kooteneys, and they are the
accepted means lor economical transportation of oie. Aerial tramways may be
divided into two general *����������������"-"'
eingie rope and the double rope system.
The single rope system ,|^*!*J2
superseded by the double rope, owing u>
ZlT^ZS**^ dumped tt!��j��fe
into the company's blue
"Tho Last Chance ships a carload
eVery day to the smelter and hauls up
all their supplies and material for the
mine. The tram is operated by one
man In hauling the ore. The same with
the Noble Five, which has a capacity of
400 tons per day. But the Last Chance
tram differs from the latter in the tact
that the hucketa are fastened permanently to the running rope and a stop is
necessary whenever a load is placed in
the bucket, With the Flnlayson system no atop is necessary.   The bucket
lieutenant,seven years alter his first voy
age to Canada, sailed with five sbips.and
reached Stadaoona, or Qoebecin August,
1541. After a gloomy winter, having
heard nothing from Roberval, and the
Indians proving unfriendly, without
waiting for orders he eailed for Franco.
At St. John's, Newfoundland, he met
Roberval with three shi^��,and two hundred colonists ol both sexes. Cartierand
his companions were commanded to return, bn ..disheartened by their disasters
and sufferings, they refused to do so,and
escaping under cover of night, pursued
their homeward journey.
With Roberval's party was his daughter Marguerite, and her old nurse, and
her foster-sister. The exile of theee
three to the dreary "Isle of Demons," in
tmn no pwjp ������ ��"*,������--. ,
is automatically detached and another JJJ^y^^^^ia-i^d
attached without the ���topping of the theQuUofS;tj jUbriand. and
gS.   Hcan. ��. mjW *����?& ftr'Sflkii ^hiPsandprlvatton.
& TRADING CO., operating on
Kootenay Lake and River.
Leaves Kaalo for Nelson at 6:00 a.
m.. dally except Sunday. Returning
leaves Nelson at 4:90 p. m��� calling
at Battber, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and
all way pointa,
Connectrons with & P. A N. train
to and from Spokane at Five Mile
L*..t~* Nelson for Bon__v's Ftrry,
Tueedays _*��d Saturdays at 7 a m.,
meeting steamer International from
Kaalo at Pilot Bay. Retamlng leaves
Bonner's Ferry at 8:00 a. m., Wednesdays and Sundays. Connects at
Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern
Railway for all points east and west.
1   Steamers call at principal landings
in both directions, and at other pointa
1 when signalled.
Tickets sold m all points in Ca ada
and the United States. To ascertain
rates and rail information, address
Robert Irving, Manager.
Kaslo, R C.
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ftfir. dsioon aid no babaauoiq J��vi9��fo.r
A near relative or'ii_a_{^itt'Mhe
form of a Vancouver reporter drifted
into oar office the other day looking
for a Job. We sent him out to hunt
news and the following Is what he
turned in:
A trolley on the corner of Union
Sixth streets ran into the month of a
Silverton man this morning. The
man waa able to walk away, hot the
ear has not since been seen.
TOm Molvey is in town haying
. diamonds.   He has just sold hie property in Slocan City for one million
Sam Wharton haa the plans ready
for a 23 story building on the corner
of Sixth street and Bellevue avenue.
It will he built of solid granite, and
will be a very handsome edifice.
The business manager of the city's
leading newspaper has gone insane
from handling too much money. The
receipts yesterday reached the sum
of 114,000
A by-law to raise a million dollars
tor improvinig the si ewalks was
vetoed at the Council meeting last
Seven thousand horses, and 11000
cows were run in last month for wandering the streets after dark In search
of grass, old paper, and other delicacies of the season. They will be
canned and sold to the U. S. army.
Silverton was admitted   into the
city yesterday.   Three   Forks and
Sandon were admitted last week and
the limits of the Corporation are now
���, well-defined.
Next Monday will be Decoration
Day, and the graven of these wbo
fell in the football war will be strewn
with pansiee and other flowery tokens
of love and affection.
The Queen's Birthday will be celebrated in royal style. Over $200,000
has already been subscribed, and
the end haa not yet been touched
Thetorceeat some of the mines
have been Increased. The Moille
Hughes' has 2,000, Mountain Chief,
1,500, Turris, 1,000, Hartney, 1,200,
and so on. Everybody is getting
either fat or rich, and there Is not a
sign ot hell left in the camp
The Prince of Wales might be in
the city this week, hut our telegraph
line is like Fitzsimmona, and we will
not know for a day or two.
There was another fire In Kaalo
last night. The gas in the Council
Chamber caught fire and burned up
all the city dads. Loss, $11, folly
The Comique, on Reco Avenue, in
the 25th Ward is still in operation.
The box rustlers'complexion is just
as rouge et Wane as ever, and the
brevity of their skins is well defined.
a Rasbdall. Geo. Williamson, Ed.
Atherton and Jnlins Wolff caught a
trout on Monday that was 100 feet
long.  John Williams has it on exhibition In his window.
There was a hot game of poker
last night in the Casino.   Lord Re*
_ miu) Jfaytatl ��mwVkkVrimnii oi'fliml o��< -mum vnvmtlrii      .
than Tftroi, Jmitfcp^iros^ | k 4
quarter of a million.        am tetm
There is a great eacodus from _*oiJJ
don and Rossland. D. R. Young's
illustrated paper comes out in both
towns next month.
The new station of the K. A 8. Ry.
has been completed. The Company
are now running 17 daily passenger
trains out of New Denver.
Gus Anderson has just returned
front Eorope with a bride. While
away be purchased a halt interest In
the city ot Stockholm.-The Ledge.
_..���������_ ��������������  i ��� ���-�� -���'��� ������ -���' '��� yL ",_
The CoMpMjr Mutt Pay.
The case of Auguate Anderson vs.
The Bolander Mining A Milling Co.,
was tried before Justice Drake at Nel
eon lest Thursday. The defendant's
attorneys asked tor en adjournment of
the esse on the grounds that notice of
trial had been eerved at a date which
made it impossible to get their witnesses
in time from Findlay, Ohio, where the
officials of the company reside, and also
because the amount of snow on the
ground still makes it impossible to have
an expert examination made of the
property, an examination necessary to
the defense. The application was refused and the solicitors for the defense
consequently withdrew from the case.
McDonald A Johnston for the plaintiff
then proceeded to prove their claim,
which was for 91807 for driving a tunnel
on the Bolander claim near Sandon.
The pleadings revested the fact that the
defense was that the tunnel waa not
driven on the lead, aa directed, end
consequently waa useless. Witnesses
for the defense not being forthcoming,
however, the plaintiff eecured judgment for the full amount of bis claim
with costs.
pulsion ijeldntv
ire UultW t_Ms\
VMM at* Shereef t_�� Vr.au.
An Interesting ease wee heard before
Justice Drake last week, in which R.
E. L. Brown waa sued by one Martin,
a former partner in the hotel business
at Whitewater. Martins story was
[that In June, 1866, be approached the
defendant, who la manager of the
Whitewater Deep Mining Co , with a
view to going into the hotel bushiest,
with him at Whitewater. As s result
he went to Whitewater, took an option
on the McKlm hotel In the defendant's
name and stocked and fitted up the ho- I
tel as the Whitewater Deep hotel at a'
cost of about 12,000. The defendant
subsequently ratified theee acts, and it
waa agreed between them that the defendant waa to pay the coot of opening
up the hotel, and he was to run it, each
getting half the net profits. The hotel
waa subsequently closed, end Martin
sued for hia share of the profits under the foregoing agreement. Brown
claims that the arrangement was that
the plaintiff should only be entitled to
hall the net profits after be (Brown) had
been recouped for hia initial outlay in
acquiring and fitting up the hotel.
The cess was decided in Brown's favor.
Pleeeares ee tk�� PmIUc.
A traveler by one of the C. P.
China-Japan  steamers,    writing  Irom
whose, means
guessed at; where
served up, with the attendance ot el
silent and pictureeque Chinamen; and
where a walk through the carpeted and
steam-heated alleyways below, gives the
impression ol a flrit-claes hotel on shore.
���Montreal Gaeette.
Lillie Harris says msny gwd things on
the social evils of the day, and below is
what! she thinks of extravagance aad
conventionalities :���
"Extravagance is one of the moat
prevalent sins of the day. Very danger*
ous, people say. 1 quite agree with them,
but, upon my honor, I do not ete bow
extravagance is to be avoided. Educe
tion-and I have the greatest respect for
it in the werld���has taught people to
have ideas faraboveiheiratation.be. nnm
the adage seems to be that you art* about
to be not what you are, but aa you teem.
There is no wonder that title vice is
growing day by day. But I must stop
moralising on tins scheme, lest 1 should
not do justice to the suiter vice conventionality; for conventionality and extravagance are so ctueety allied that I think
they must be twin sisters or brothers*--!
do not know which, but anyhow twins.
Never, I think, haa there ever been each
extravagance in drees ee now. Look
over any dress paper or ladies* weekly,
and you will be positively astonished at
the costliness of clothes ate* uoderweer.
Blouses at |28 and |5C each are as common as green peaa in summer. Chemises
at $18 imd |20���articles as essential as
strawberries in June. Costumes at 1/70
and 9*0 are simply nothing.m
"It may he asked in these daya of
strikes, of poverty, and of appeals to the
benevolent, who bee the money to boy
these things? Somebody must, else
why do the hi* firms advertise them?
Yon may he quite sere that people do
not advertise unleee (t peys tlw��m to, and
what they advertise are the things that
pey them heat. I candidly acknowledge
myself that 1 never pick up a newspaper
but what I am astonished at the prices
given. This is an epoch of wholesale
extravagance, we cannot blink our eyes
to it. We live too well, we drink too
well, we clothe too well, and we are none
the happier for it; and 1 do believe that
we do it for ouraeivee. We live lor
strangers. We don't study our own eon*
veiiit-nce. but only our friends*. Society
of today is a skeleton. Strip it of lie
conventionalities, its pretences, its ex*
travagancea, its absolute unworthitteee.
and what do you find? Pimply a mees
of corroding bonee���a frame-work oe
which is hung hospitality that we cannot
afford, courtesy that we do not mean. It
makes me sick.
"To start with, extravagance in drees
is simply appalling. It permeates all
classee, for, by some inscrutable decree
of Providence, we all drees in a style far
more expensive than we can afford. ���
��� ��� But women are by no means the
worst offenders There are the men 1
have known men to pride themselves on
their economy. They are simply a die
grace by reuson of their clothing���men
who take a pride in weari.ig napele*a
beta, ahiny clothes; whose boots are
hopeless in their wretchedness; and vet
who are hopelessly extravagant, because
they think nothing of paying 88 centa
each for cigars, or drink Martell's
brandy, or who play cards at 40 cents or
80 cents s point. In their homes they
are wretchedly economical. Their poor
little wives have the tiniest of household
expenses. Their fare is of the meanest.
But the husband lunches and dines in
Vi.___.n__. M_. i_t __ IT_f-_*_i  the city, so cold mutton half the week
'Am****** ^ipyw
. Total shlpnedJuly 1 to pec. 81, tam
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_, -i. ���-��_.. _. t�����....��i j*a__PTS' asf^ ar
tlce to ourselves and others -Brnyere.
���Empress" of the Canadian Pacific line.
Edward Hooas, who haa jiut g,.-ne
to Australia, Is the anthor ofmany
plantatkm son a among them. "All
Cbooe Look Alike to Me." Hogan is
blaek In color bat his bra Ins are white.
While watching a negro fight in
'Prtsno he waa gathered in with the
rest of the dark crowd and taken to
the police ooorv The judge e��uM
see no reaaon Cur hie arrest and asked
the policeman whv he had done soch
a thing. The *^op* replied that "all
coons look alike to me." Il.��js~*n *��<
diseharged and throngh the pnlke
mans wortia made his lav.-ri'-c *��ng.
Dutv and today are our��. ReMshs
and futurity belong to fled -llor��re
��� Jreeley.
The praises of others may be o| ti��*> in
teaching es, not what we ar����. tmi *h��t
we ought to be.���flare
Povertv is the only load which i* thr-
heavier the more loved me** ��h��*r�� sre
to assist In bearing It ���Richter
wvn am�� niixv.
The Slocan Star closed down on Sun
day. The men were offered IM -�� *
shift hot rolled their blankets sad caa^
down the hill.
Why eaenet a. man's none be longer
than eleven inetieeT Meeauae. if it ��srr
twelve it would be a foot.
2S*���$ HOT AIR
Hrila -nd Ugbt la every room....
lleerly a**. Car brt-w��'"]*1
auttoe. fuesl��st��������,,,r*ln	
BsMenabto Bete*.
'��� .ftUStfi WWhSmXtlti *vi;jj -a (fohj<��
.Thii/MoneMlii Qhieji^ jclom)4 4o> n
uoUlieMtri|��|,}iPlWW.!,.,MJ-.     ,
The men (seen Boeaou -bo-en* u> pay
she Ar���ng#n*BeeoHni*<ll �������*> ���* ��*>*�����
TkeSMMh 8Wtr''^^"nt'tenaof
ere lis!'irtj��i'Siiev'*b'��'Wlri<eerilee_6.
torn.      '      "hi<   ft**"6 '������!r:< "  *
Work will be started on the Hillside,
in Jackson basin, by Rossland and Kaslo parties.
Work on the Fisher Maiden will be
resumed shortly. C. F. Lee made an
examination of the property last week'
Work on the L. H. will be resumed
in ��few days. Buildings are to be erected on the property to accommodate the
Twenty-two carloads of ore waa
shipped (rom Enterprise last week. This
clean* up the ore that has lain at the
landing so Ion*.
The report that Use Boutin mine had
b<y>n withdrawn from the mine owners'
association and that work was to be re-
sumcd this week is without foundation
The Noonday mine above Silverton is
working a jig that sates out of other-
wj.M- worthless rock, stuff that runs 90
oxa silver and 40 per cent, lead to the
A report from Yrolr says it Is only a
question of dara when the Ymir Gold
Mines, Ltd the only mine in that district holding out for W, will agree to
pay the standard onion rate of wages
A rich fctrike eras made on the Hart
nay, on Silver Mountain, last week. It
waa made WW feet below the tunnel and
wa* covered by over three feet of wash.
In part* of this property the wash is 3*
f��vt fliwp.
A new and was made on the Silverton
hoy, one of the Emily Edith group, last
w��?k The work of ground sluicing for
the vein waa started some time ego and
a ledge has been uncovered that carries
a two-foot streak of quarts and galena.
The last ot the ore on the dumps
at the Bosun was sorted on Monday.
Considerable outside work is being
done; the property cleared of underbrush around the buildings, the roads
put in better condition, and everything
cleaned up.
Preparations are being made by the
Coin Development Co to do extensive
development wark on the Coin Fraction,
Vljoininjr the Chambers group above
'"�����dy A flume 1000 feet long will bring
the water from Carpenter creek, and
niuicing will bo done In order to expose
the lead.
JSSM��S aft������^
C55i5S.T; 'r^T^f * VtajSh w*_Tin_ mm,
'_2_*_2__*r",,'T ���'*M%A^AX!L,.
diWe On Foot Mile wsiron read.  Otfcar ^hi��� A_^'_.^��l^__4J*��%t.*n_* J
on trails from the road to the properties ��____��� ���Aj^iI.,__��_ij.h_h ���___��?._.iTT. T  _w^_��Js_at��YaM��Bifl_I,. .
TgpPAXSlTB-UVK,, 8ANDONt B. C, JUNE 17,  1899.
���������  ������
Mrs John Black has rettirnod from
her astern visit.
W, P. Evans removed his family to
Kaslo on Tuesday.
C J. Loewan and wife are spending
�� few woeke in town.
w C. McLean, of Nelson, spent a few
brief hours in town last week.
Ed Shannon goes to Banff this week
10 look up some copper properties.
Qua Anderson, of the St'. James, has
ljj>na to Wlnnlpsg to visit his relatives.
He expects to be away six weeks.
The MarMion sad Maryland, on tjfe
tf&M^rorifti roi1rW_^^o_bt����k{__ye
^ft%e^re*b^Br l^����o1ph��_W��e
Sewing on buttons, I
<H mmmfm thnWsekl
Scrubbing theTI
AA^UJ^lrJMu   3HT
and strings,
PaUUng'the greasy dinner plates^'
Seonrfiw/ilS^IPfWWtfS" downs-
rT :8��3iW>A
LP   n._k��.  n__ri
1 woneerwnarirs i
���TUenaualunraabsna maUaBdiuB
��� XKwsisVSk 4Mlww7Nl> /KH
on Red Mountain.
Slocan City la feeling the touch of the
approaching revival in mining deals.
The past year has seen some good development work put upon properties in
that locality, with the result that there
ere many good properties shown op.
Editor Langsuff of the Trout Lake
Topic, is the daddy of a woolly -headed,
star spangled, (uzzy-wuxxy baby boy.
He congratulates himself upon his success there so it is presumably safe for us
to offer our felicitations and wish him
many of them.
When Amos Thompson left his teat
at the Tunis the other day and came
into town he cached the provisions.
When he returned he found that a bear
had made a call and eaten up all the
lard, butter and bacon, besides getting
away with three cans of condensed milk
and a piece of canvass. Joe Irwin
hi'led e silver tip near the camp on
Tuesday which U supposed to be the
animal which stole the milk.
It is not difficult to tell what the feel
ing is throughout the mining region re
gardlog the efforts of the mine owners
to reduce wages in the Nelson and Slocan divisions. The Tribune says: "Four
Idle miners were picked up in Nelson
Thursday and sent out to work at the
Yellowstone mine. The Yellowstone
is managed by men who think it better
to pey good wages to skilled miners
than to shut down. There are about
sixty men employed around the property and miners are paid 18.50 for eight
hour shifts."	
slocas city water* in bkikf.
Manager Pitt, of the Bank of Mod
treal, paid the town a flying visit on
Work on the Evening Star No. 8
group, on Dayton creek, has been
stopped for the present owing to the
eight-hour trouble.
Considerable interest is being taken
in the whole country from Ten Mile
creek to Lemon creek this season and
several outsiders have been here looking for properties.
O. M. Rosendale of the Slocan Ore
Purchasing Co., of Nelson, was here
last week In the interest of his firm. He
was delighted with the location of the
town an1 there is a likelihood of his
building a cottage here shortly.
"Venty-two car loads of ore went
through here last week from the Enterprise to IJall, containing in all 440 tons.
This, with the carload shipped the previous week, brings the total number of
tons up to 400. This ore was shipped
from the bins at the landing. There
is still 000 tons of ore at the mine which
will also bo shipped.
exposed &miiinm&^\9fa''W�� ��
nes or emra gate m ^m^m^mg^mjminmmmf
under the iron capping of' tW ***��_ , ol��SS^_SW-K&Sbi.
They refused to give a working1 bond
for a handsome figure and intend to
open np the property before placing it
on the market.
The marriage took place Monday evening of A. B. Balderson and Miss Mamie
L. Bennett, both very popular residents
of Slocan City. The Rev. A. M. San-
ford of Sandon officiated, and the bridegroom was supported by Benj. Robert
son, while Miss Clara C. Bennett acted
as bridesmaid. Mr. and Mrs. Balder-
son will reside here, they having engaged the picturesque little cottage of
T. B. Linton. The many readers of
The Ledge here will join it in wishing
them a long and prosperous married
A settlement of all litigation in connection with the Molly Gibson mine
has at last been reached, by which Cal-
tanan immediately stops all proceedings
against the claim ot the company in
consideration ot the sum of $\8,500 being paid to him This settlement clears
the company's title to the property and
removes all possibility of further trouble
in connection with Callanan's claim.
This litigation arose from Callanan
re staking three claims embraced in the
Molly Gibson group. His reason for
doing so was that the three claims were
staked on the same lead, and the original location consequently void. He
subsequently brought action to establish his title to the claims. The case
was decided against him on the ground-
that his locations were not valid, as he
had used mounds instead of stakes.
Callanan gave notice of an appeal to
the privy council, and the trial waa due
to come off shortly. E. P Davis, Q. C,
and W. A. Galliher, represented the
contending parties.
Now that the case has finally been
settled the Molly Gibson will be reopened and will soon become a regular
pc-i -~   * ----- -*_���-������j ��� __.�����. #._-������   _  ��
|Wt nj^eMi^j^aiweaasqiauswiPW
Aad when H_ llmweifawi^ftMfffA I
us saw that It was
Bat He-for all He worked so fast
TO finish air, aad wave, snd I
Knew that this work of Blew
Bor ever and for evermore.
On Saturday night He waa content;
He knew that Monday would not bring
Weed for another armament,
Another setoff everything.
Bat though my work Is easier far
Than making sky and ssa aad son,
Ira harder than God's labors nre,
"" i my work is never done.
I sweep and eburn, save aad contrive:
I don't complain,
��� morning Tve
Par's work to do again.
rm good at work���I work away;
Always the same my work mast go;
The Sow��n grow different every day,
ThaTs why I like to see them grow.
If .no in Beaver*, God understood
d let me for my Paradise
suae all thing* new and ver
And never make the same l
-B. Kesbtt, In Literature
"Live us a song!" the soldiers cried.
The outer trenches guarding.
When the heated guns of the camp anted
Grew weary of bombarding.
the dark Redan, In silent scoff.
Lay grim aad threatening under:
And the tawny mound of the Malakoff,
Mo longer belched the thunder.
There was a pause.  Tne guardsman said:
"We sturm the forts tomorrow;
Sing, while we mar, another day
Will bring enough of sorrow.''
They sang of love and not of fame;
Forgot was Bog-land's glory;
Bach heart recalled a different name;
Bat aB sang "Annie Laurie."
Voice after voice caught up the song,
Until Its tender passion
BoseHke an anthem, rich and strong���
Their battle ova confession.
Dear girt, her name be dand not speak.
Yet as the song grew louder.
s soldier's cheek
Yet aa _e song are
Something upon the i
Washed offftbe stal
stains ef powder.
levond the darkening oman burned
The bloody sunset*s ember-
While the Crimean valleys learned
How English love remembers.
And once again the Sre of haO
- Haloed an the Russian quarters,
With stream of shot and burst off shell,
And bellowing of the mortars.
And Irish Borah's ey��
For a stager, dumb aad gory;
And Eng-ih Mary mournsifcr him.
Who snag off "Annie Laurie."
Ah, soldiers' to your honored rest.
Tour troth and valor bearing;
The bravest are the tenderest
The loving are the daring.
���Bayard Taylor.
' 4
Ca r pets
These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.
Hunter Bros.
The   Paystreak
Is towed every Safcurdsy ta Sandon, tntte Inert
ef Um grata* White Metal camp on earth.
Subscription    * .    .    .    tuna year
8trietlyta advenes.
AUdre-K TUa Paystbj-J., SenSon, B.C.
Wu. MacAii���(a.
BANDON. B.C JUNE 17,1399.
Under the caption, "British Columbia
for Britiih Capital," Henry B. Gates, of
96 High Road, Chiswiek, writes to the
London Financial News es follows: "To
anyone personally eonvenent with British Columbia the apathy with which
that greet country is regarded by Britieh
capitalists is not a little incomprehenei*
bte, and it is somewhat of a sore point
with the Canadians���wbo are nothing if
not devotedly loyal in their attachment
to the Mother Country���that their
neighbors, the Americans, enow e much
better appreciation ol the poeribilitiee of
Canada generally, and Britieh Columbia
in particular, than do the English.
"In the couree of en extended visit 1
paid to British Columbia last year, during which, in order to make myself more
thoroughly acquainted with the country,
the people, the industries, and the finances���outfitted a small prospecting expedition up the coast���I made some obeer*
rations which, without pretending to be
a financial expert, 1 think should be of
some general interest. In the first piece
it did not take me long to find out that
the Province, though beyond aB i|saethia
rich in natural, eepeeielly In mineral,
reeoorcee, is practically bare of capital,
and alao of population. There is nocap-
ital locally available for tne development
of these natural resources. And so it
cornea about that the country depends
on outride capital, the most of which
comee from the Amerieeae. Them ie e
curious practice in the Dominion���which
appears to be regarded in this country
with considerable distrust���of issuing
shares of new eompeniae at a discount,
sometimes ss much aa 90 par cent, on*
assessable. Into the merits, from a
moral point of view, of this prattles 1 do
not propose to enter, though I cannot
my 1 consider the principle a mom objectionable one than the principle of
limited liability generally; bat, eo la* as
I have been able to observe, the chief
effect of it is to lead to the undeteapitali*
setion of concerns. A email amount of
capital is eagerly subscribed by very
week capitalists, who bene to unload at
face value (generally $1) shares which a
tew weeks or months ago they bought
for 10c. unassessable, without further
liability. Promoters ol a too sanguine
mind issue the shares at this disooent in
the belief that a very small amount of
working capital will suffice to make their
mine a dividend payer, and, a wholly in-
sufficient working capital being aoon es*
haueted, the company,' unable to make
any calls on its shareholders, must cease
operations and wait until a buyer comes
along. Them ere any number of promising miner and claims thus embarrassed
which only need courageous financing
and intelligent managing todevelop into
valuable properties.
"The Americans are fully alive to the
develop the resources of British Columbia than English���a state of things which
Canadians think with much reason not
satisfactory. Your American is much
more courageous in his speculations than
your Englishman. Americans have
made the City of Rossland the thriving
place it is, and one would certainly,
when there, imagine oneself in an
American city. People here do not
generally know of more than two or
three British Colombian mines, and
fancy when they have said 'Le Rot* they
have said 'Rossland,' little knowing that
the great Le Roi is only one out ol a
great many good mines on a mineral belt
of enormous extent and richness, nearly
all of which are in the hande of Americana.
"1 certainly sympathise with the Canadians in their feelings of regret that the
people of the Old Country do not realise
the boundless poeribilitiee there are for
the profitable employment of their aur-
plua millions in the development of the
vest snd varied resources���not mineral
alone, but alao agricultural and pastoral
���of one of the finest and noblest of our
colonial possessions." ���	
That excellent, high-dam, mining
journal, Mines and Minerals, publiahed
monthly at Seranton, Pa., says: "la
view of the interest which has been
taken in sine mining and smelting during the pest year and a half aad the
iiiminmstsl and speculative prominence
of tfiw Industry* the present time due
to the rapid rise In prices of sine ore
and spelter, the prompt appearance of
the preliminary bulletin upon the production of sine in 18B6, prepared by
Chas. Kircfaoff for the United States
Geological Survey is to bo commended
end the report is particularly timdv.
Mr. -Ircho- says:
" -Generally speaking, the tine industry has had a good year In 1998. The
consumption has been large, and prices
have been above the average of recent
veers. Toe considerable extent this
has been counterbalanced, from the
smelter's point of'view, by the rapid
rim in pricee of ore. which haa brought
unusual activity and great prosperity
to the miners of southweet Mlaeouri
and southeast Kansas. The year has
witnessed an Interesting struggle, he-
coming more aad more acute, between
the older smelting plants of Illinois,
Missouri and Kansas, using coal ae fuel,
and the new works In the Kansas natural gee belt, of which tola la the productive centre. The advantage of free
gas In the direct lessening of cost and
in the Indirect economies In the metallurgical operations Is causing a transfer of the Industry to the favored locality.*
"An Interesting change during the
year was the transfer In location of a
number of the smelters from the vicinity of the mines to the gee belts end the
change from coal to gas-fired furnaces.
As was to be expected, a number of
new works have been built while the
old ones have been enlarged or remodeled to meet the new conditions and to
provide for the increased demands.
The old mines are being pushed to their
state of affairs, and being, so to speak, limit 0m* mm In a small way has al
on the spot, get the first chance of all most as great an Interest for the ore
good things going.   Thus it is that Am- speculator as has copper.    The centre
erican capital is really doing far more to of the sine fever Is In the Joplin district,
but the interest has extended wherever
the tine mines, and the old Friedens-
villc mines even are being examined
with a view to again working them
The Increase In prices of sine ore dur*
ing 1898 wm remarkable. During MOT
it fluctuated between 181.60 and 9H 80,
but in December, 1896, it rose to 840 HO.
About the close of the year there wee a
decline In the prices of ore which led to
the formation of the Miaeoun-Kansae
Zinc Miners' Aeaoctetloo, which represented all of the Missouri and Kansas
camps. The association, which waa
rendered possible by the peculiar conditions under which the tine mining
was carried on, largely by Individual
operators, proposed to regulate the em
supply by combining aB of the concentrating plants Into groups of SO, and
then shutting down one group at a
time in alphabetical order whenever an
ore surplus was threatened.**
Igwetei a +���* Wife** rveyee.
The licensed Victuallers* Association
of Montreal hm recently taken action
looking to the suppression of pulley
gambling end lotteries en the alleged
.round of solicitude for the working
claeere. whom the association perceived,
with much concern, were bring induced
to part with their bard-earned money
upon games of chaaeo from which there
waa slight, if any, return���one of the
���troogeet arguments used bring that the
women and children were -ring deprived
of bread by the gambling passion which
had taken bold of the working
a elate ot things which moved the
elation to righteous indignation. Here
is a HtMe incident, given by the Moo*
tree! Witness, which amy be set aa a
foil against the picture which the association pisooute es a philanthropic body
concerned tor the moral welfare of the
people: A certain ritiaen, admirable in
every respect, became addicted to d-?ik.
All insensible be became a slave to hie
appetite, end spent the greater part of
hie earnings every week in a certain m*
loon. His agontaad wile, who mw her
self and children on the brink of starvation ami her husband in danger of be
coming a castawav, went to the proprietor of tbe saloon and begged him not to
sell any more drink to bar husband, who
wm going to ruin, end who *u ^
ting to provide tor hia family, i��� JT
that be might indulge his appetite fa
which he gave his money to U* ^i^
keeper. The letter said: "Midta i
am licensed to ma* liquor   My buii^i]
le to aeH th|��or to all who cao pay ior it
I pey rent, I pey a high been*, iee, ^
1 will ssll drink to any man who ub
for it 1 cannot help what you aty, it H
not my business. So long *�� yoir ha*.
band comes to my place wub _**,,,>
pey lor the drink he asks tor u ��_
Foots, praising the boapiulitv ef tb
Irish, after one of hia trii* to the mm*
kingdom, wee asked by agmtleasr.if
be bad ever been at Cork. 'So, averse the reply, "but 1 have Hetnmtn
drawings ot it> y
Deal Insure your life ��ud then pro.
coed to work yourtell to death.
b now prepared to hoy all
Also all classes of metallurgical fe>
docte. Prompt settlement madee
day ol arrival at the ��mp!��.
Lowest rates regarding treata*-
The careful attention given to ut
largestetmslgnmenta will he rx>����W
10 the smallest ehipper. Couitnunm-
lions will receive prompt sstoem
Address-P. a Drawer I>
a M. Rosenaale, l��uicharin* Art
Hotel Sandon
The pioneer home of the City
First-Claw in every particular
R. Cunning, Proprietor.   Sandon
Dccclopinq Slocan City Claims.
y .1 Taylor and Albert Carr left
this week to commence develrnent
*wk on their Lemon Creek proper-
V the Haple Leal and O. K. The
. ��imi iire on the second north fork
of Lemon Creek, close to the Oro
mill ami t<>wnsile.
The Maple U-al property, consist-
���na i.t lour claims, has three separate
l,.,pr,f showing |Miystreaks of three
ft.e[" 18 incbea and 10 inches of dry
ore"   The big ledge,   on   which  the
��� rk will be done, gives an average
ifgregate assay of 188.40.   The No.
���) ledge tfi\��* ifiO In K0-'* ���*������*��� silyer
indtheNo. 8tH8,
Considerable surface work will U*
,1 ���,���. on the big ledge, after which a
crotKUl will be run. The intention
of the owners is to take out enongb
on to make a mill test at the Oro
munp in >M-
Where the Yellow is Pound.
The recent discovery <��f gold mat
Ope Nome In Alaska, throws soon
interesting liirht on the distribution
of cold in   that   Arctic region.    At
die time the   Klondike   lirst gained
prominence a* 9 mining field of great
bilit 1 -. it was thought that the
fold ftelda would extend  northerly
or In a   north westerly   direction.
Lookii k ai a map of British Cot5
iombU,  North west   Territory   and
Alatis, some very Interesting facts
.ire observable.    The mineral  belt
[ rxtendmgnoftbwar4f��om California,
[Oregon,    Weabtofttom    Idaho   and
jM.ntarui i.:i*i����cs in a north*westerly
[direction Into and through  British
jCotarobU  toward   the   Notthireel
Territory, but it is DoUeeble that, as
ii paswt north ward itlwndaoonatsnt'
��� 1 the westward, passing through
1 irU. ��� lariernndon to the RUon
regioQ, where Its trend la srell
to the ewtward still westward it
i man ii ugh the Circle C��t\ regieo
ney<md whioti it appears to itrikt
nearly rim west toward Gape Nome.
It 1 ii be remembered tnst there
uv iimii.; na gold discoveries lying
"Qtaideofthe belt d��tsoribed but thus
fur none of them  hsve proved im
��� wt, anlem the Atlin lake country
'��� -��v< j t,,|. ana that ��*  as yet 1111
���\'! ped
Thews hmts are of lotereal but
Uasks is n���� yet im anperfletally
Ideveloned and Ion lit��i��- known to
wskc !i tafo u> lay down arbiter?
lines. To the northwest of Klondike.
���here It was formerly prreumed the
* Mrooki bs found to extend, very
little yold has Im-*-!! discovered. I.t?.
Ra*oll, jorthe Dotted Btateegeological survey, made an Investigation of
"iiMd rable terrttorv in that regioo
'nd doea not report having observed
���.'���'l anywhere, The development of
''" ifwlv founded fiehl will U-
watched with unusual Interest.
with the new ehatige of time the
P- W.   will   have   daily  lleeplng
cars on the run hotwosti Arrowhead
H,id Vaneoufor.
ihe Kootenay l,ake sawmill will
����niraenon the aummer'a operations
Rett week.
1 Mid lent Ion fur Liquor  Kleenne.
NOTUai la lion-l.v given   that at the e*
'"""""".f thirty .Uy�� from the tir-t  pttbiia
����������bataof ids un<i��r*.t��ue.i will apoly to
h"-*���".���<��� OoeuatMridtaan<<f thecitvots��o>
".'" '01 1, ll,.,.t,M. toM.ll liiiuorhy rvlnilal
j '" iTtMiii,,.* ���ituat�� un lU��o Avenue in the
|'"v "'Sandon.
I atom Km >i \
"UUlOtt, Jmm 17||, in-,
The Paystreak.
Methumkt CHUBCH : ���
]Jev A. M.Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Kegular aervicea to-morrow at 11
a. m. and 7;.'K). p m.
Presbyterian Church :-
Divine service will be held in Virginia Hall at 7:30 p. m. Hev. J. A.
Cleland, Minister.'
For Sale.
S it* h-.W- rntige   with rooking   utt-n-.iL. iii
tir.t rU,, MMUttoo.    a Wnrain for each.
Apply to the
Ivamiok H<>TKI..
Wa Dm amtawtgaad hwaihy ��iv.. notice that
*e will not l��- ra^OOatbU f..r miy deht*. here
niter contra*ita 1 bf iot Robillard in MB*
tifction with the lea** of the Simp Min.rul
��� lain-.
.In�� (V>lliit��, Tlieo  H.��ri)..��u
Doaatd m. Dn_aU.
S����icl"0. Mhv ��nh. \*tf.>.
Application for Liquor Licence.
N<��t��K Ubatabj <*i%>tr thai at  tlu vxiiira-
UM '*i thirty dayafron <lnt��- lo-r��>'>f thf "ti-ier
��i*n��*l will it|>plv to the fitoownar<nma>{��<ina
<-r. �����( tin- t'i v >>f Sandon for a UeatWt to Mil
l:.jii��.r l.y rvtaiUt the Itrvau h..*��-1 ritoatad
on ii.'." Avenue   in the city of Bandog
.Ii >i> ii iM.x w.H.
Srti. i ii . im..-1 ah tae.
IMsMilntion of I'urtn/rtttip.
N'OTIt'K ti hen-tiy ��i\en thut the |wrtiui-
ohl|i heretofore *xi*'in�� hetween John T
M-,..r,-m  I H   Ovaodo,  in  tin   ivenh'v.. hotel
i. ti ��.iv, ih> ihuiumI fuiwiit. All aeeoaiita
���l��ie the ol'l lirm will W rolle. '.-1 Uy n. Oiaildo
��n.I nil l>iU�� MtalBM the firm will !*��� n��i<i l\v
i-.iN t Itrji��.��.
K    MIMM"'.
Sun.ion, tlajr atal
Oertlfieatse or ImprOvemeiite*
���*it.ii��'e lia Um Sloeaa   ktialan   DivUtaa   "'���
\\ , .:     KnoO'iiny   l'i��tri-t     Win re loeat*
, i    in Um ttnhj siU.-r Baata, Nalaf Um
SUrorCord on tbi ttorth rln.t
T..V. that 1.  W   I  HoUni-.. artin��i����
�������� nt tor Wm   J. Traihawa*. Piaa Mtaai'-
iVu.^.ui'"  N'l.   :Ui*  ��i>'i   J��n>��'. Nichol-oi
1 r.     \l ' . r'-t. Mill. ��te No. IflHU, inten-l .��i\-
- trotn the ���'..��t��. h.nof. to epnlv to tin-
\\i. log it- ordar for a Owttflcata ol hapwa*
.   ���       r tii. pnrpe*��of ohtelniaf aOrawn
tirnnt of Um ahova ��� lafaa
v,, i rhrthat lak�� nottea that Hotioii, un��ler
., ���; n y.. n.u.t i^- eomannoad bafon Um
UurtUUMOOi ��m h ��Vrt��Iimt.   of Inijirovement-.
\\   I. BoUOM, 1* 1. 8m
l ni, I t!u. rSthiiH> "f Mny. lt��>.
OertHlettte ��f Impfeveaaeate.
attaaM la Um Btooaa M3ataa   Dtriataa ��-
W..st Rootoaaj) Dtatrtol    WThaw loeatad
Qa Mo- laal K..rk ������( Cnrpaatai Oraak, a*
jou.iiM ��i��" Woaaaan i Uiaaral Qalai ������
tin' nortli
Taai Villi Kthio  I. JoMph rradariak
Kltehia, aettni Ma��anl for J ����. C .fmMr, of
II...,1,111.1. It a, Free Miner* fert ill. ..!.��� No.
;��(,���*. i. intunl ilt.lay, from the data hereof to
tptMj L.tlieMiiOna H..,onl.rforHtVrtin.Hte
.f tmprovt m��m tor Um ahof* claim.
Ami further t��k��. notice that  artion. umler
motion ;i;.inu-t ba oommantwd batwa the
bunaooa of inch tVrtiii.at.. ol tmproTamaaM
|iHt.l ilii- nth .lay of In"''.  taW
Advertise in the Paystrenk.
L. L B.
Barrister, Solicitor.
Notary Pnblic, Etc.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
san'dox, b. c.
A. Milloy, L. D. S.
E*(aI>Uahad tt*L
Slocan Mines.
Mining Stocks hoiiffht mil Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties Promising
PlfflUMOti For Sale.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Mamhata, -I M i>er month. Private
Patlaata 'S<" i����*r 'la.v. exclusive
of IXMIM* of i>liy>iciau or ��urgeon
Hiiti _ran.
Ik    W    K   totiix. Attemlant  Physician.
Mi^S M. i'hishoi.m, Mntrwn.
lilUM('��X.   Wa. l>o\.VIUK.   J,   V.MaRTIX,
\\m Oar-ITP lui.i P. H. Mi hihv. Managa-
no'iit (oiuniittre.
A. F. A A. M.
Ra^ttlar O>nununic;ition of ALTA
LODGE, U. D., hold first Thursday
in ouch Month, in Masonic Hall,
Sandon, at s p. m. Sojottrnlng breth*
ern oordialty invited.
W. H. Lilly,
��� Ttf TTTTt e*>
Headquarters for Miners.
Well stocked bar in connection.
First class accommodations.   Board by the
day or week.
Miners and Prospectors.
If you want to save your
money leave your order
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
:igent, or
0. P. R. Agent, Sandon.
WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.,
The Daily Service Between
By The
Imperial Limited
To  be  inaugurated
June isth
Will Give the Quickest Time
across the
l>aily   Kxprv.*   Service via Crow-s Nest
Route to aud from
Improved Service on all Kootenay local
Rail and Steamer Lines.
He on the Lookout for  full Details of the
New Service and apply for Particulars to
Agent, Sandon.
Dist. Pa������. Agt., Trav. Pass. A.gt
Vancouver, Nelson.
Be sure   that your ticket reads via the
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I     " I The Paystreak.
G. C. Fixon Dead.
G. C. Dixon, general passenger
and freight agent of the Spokane
Falls & Northern Railroad, died last
Saturday afternoon about 1 o'clock
at his rooms in the Riverside block,
Spokane. Death came very suddenly
and it is believed to have been caused
by some form of heart trouble.   It is
aid that no physician had seen him
daring the 24 hours previous to his
Dixon was one of the most widely
known railroad men in the North
West. He will be succeeded by
H. A. Jackson, who has been work
ing under Mr. Dixon in the Spokane
office for several years.
Information Wanted.
ion is SI,000,000. This is rather expensive popularity, but what's the
difference when the claim owners
have lots of money. If the trails are
only let alone they will sprout, and
branches will not have to be asked
for, T'll with roads; the cable Is
what we need in Kootenay,���Trout
Lake Topic.
Writing School.
Mrs. Yates' Writing school meets
every day from 3:3C to 4:00 p. m
The class is increasing* in size every
day. The Vertical System is being
taught and especial attention is
given to poor writers.
Fred J.   Tompkins  of  Liverpool,
N. S. writes enquiring for Mr. Norwood D. Sellow of that place. He was
in this district about December 30th I
last and has not since  been   heard I
The missing party was a tall,
rather good-looking gentleman of 42
years ot age, blond, grey eyes and
light moustach. Any information
sent to thie office will be forwarded
to his anxious friends and family in
Nova Scotia.
For Sale.
The Denver, one of the beat paying
hotel businesses in the city. Will be
sold at a sacrifice on a cash basis.
P. D. Carbery.
Transcaars Gold Output
The output of gold from the Trans
vaal during March, the date of the
latest official report, was far in excess of any previous month, the figures being 404,036 ounces, valued at
SS, 554,646. No less than ��2,092,595
worth of gold is heing shipped each
week from South Africa. The March
output has doubled the figures of two
years ago, and the increase still goes
on. These facts are contained in a
report to the department from United
States consul Macrum at Pretoria.
Business Changes in Kootenay.
Willcox & O'Reilly, of the Cascade
City Record have dissolved partnership, W. B. Willcox continuing alone.
Browne & Guesse ot the Columbia
hotel at Columbia have gone out of
business.E C. Miller has started a
flour and feed store at Fort Steele.
R. S. Pearce is about to open up a
hotel at McRae Landing on Christmas lake. Orr & Poirier, hotelkeep
ers at Trail are removing their
business to Duncan City. Carl Band
is about to open up a brewery at
Kaslo. Y. McNicoI, general merchant at Midway, has sold out to J. R.
Jacobs. G. R Linklater, of the
Salmo hotel at Sal mo, has sold out to
P. Fitzgerald.
Fine Seasonable Groceries
Table Novelties.
Unequalled for Variety and Purity.
Hotels, Mines and   Families  will find it to their ad
vantage to see these new  goods  in all lines before
purchasing elsewhere.   Mailorders will receive��
usual our prompt attention and forwarded as desired
Sandon. B.C.
H. DYERS & Co.
Builders and  Heavy Hardware.
Prospectors Outfits, Picks, Shovels and
Steel. Camp Stoves, Camp Cooking
Utensils.     Powder, Caps ami   Fuse.
Hamilton   Watches
Are new in the Slocan.
The best watch ever offered
for the money. Gall in and
I will be pleased to show
them to you. Sold under
strict guarantee.
Jeweller and Optician.
��   J. R. & D. CAMERON
Cigars, Tobaccos. Pipes.
Smokers' Sundries.
Cards and Chips
McGuigan Wirings.
(From our Special Correspondent )
New girl in town.
Weather terribly hot.
Fishing in Bear Lake is good in
the early morning.
Another of those merry dances is
dated for next week.
The rumor that diamonds have
been found on the townsite is denied.
Trolly car parties are going oat of
A minister and a vendor of marriage licenses might visit the city
without danger of disappointment,
The estimated cost of transporting
British Columbia into a jolly good
fellowship with the rest of the Doinin-
Has the Finest
In tne Slocan.
Everything  New, Complete and
Up.to/date.      The   Comfort   and
Convenience of Patrons will receive
the motit Careful attention.   Call
and see us at the New Stand.
Two Door* Aliove  the Po.t  O0m},
Kootenay Tailors.
Carry the finest line of Canadian and Im
portH  cloth* to !*���  found in Kootrnay-
[nepeei Um letsri addition* to oar mock
of   spring  suitings,    fatal   Satisfaction
In the Net�� Store You Will Find
One of  the  Largest   Stocks of Drug* in the Slocan.
DRUGGIST SUNDRIES. Perfumes Soaps, all Toilet Requisites.
Try Donaldson's Rheumatic Cure, It Never fails to Cure.
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