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The Paystreak Feb 11, 1899

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Silver 591; Lead $4.30.
E. R. Atherton spent a few days in
Nelson this week.
Tbe All Star English Specialty
Company held the boards at Snen
cer's tor four nights this week. The
compsny ranks high in vaudeville
specialties. Their patronage was
not large,       *
The Knights of Pythias of New
Denver will give a masquerade ball
on Tuesday evening, the 14th, in
Bosun HaU. Tlie New Denver K. of
P. has the reputation of being the
bast entertainers in the district.
The Metropolitan Opera Company,
with 15 people, will  appear at tbe
Fred Nlvln, tbe Whitewstet mer-
chsnt, was In town yesterday,
The Misses Hattie  and Bella Mc-
Crae went to Nelson on Tuesday.
F. L. Christie and M. L Grimmett
attended court in Nelson this week.
Phil D. Carbery of The Denver
 -jg-m-~    -rn-Ai f% QM ���. j| a I   rriiu   ***    UWUIV|    Will       Ce|#L-C��ei       xUbw       *1I*C
returnerirom the Cos* Wednesday.i^n^- 0vcrtx  House on Tuesday
Dave King, formerly of tlie Ksslo snd Wednesday, the 21st and 22nd.
Kootenaian,   is  in  the hospital at This company has been secured at s
Revelstoke. ., i Isrge expense and their operatic per
P. J. Hickey went to Camp McKin-1 ft>nnttIlce are of biKh ***'
ney.   Phils Boundary proi<erty  is I   Harry Compeau leaves for Revel-
proving a great winner. , stoke this morning,  where  he will
Th_ vii_4ni_r*i��h tiw.im._r ���*i.*.��tis.|me-t M*��* Cavanaugh, of Appleton,
IJndred*SS^ Either darr^tn w-*����-*��* Tbe ceremony will be
v>���tulk-iu-IJ xxVxlut d&I,Celn;preformed in that citv. Mr. and
Virginia hall last night. i Wcoinpeau will be  welcomed to
Djn't forget the Brass Baud con-  Sandon by their many friends.
cert and dance on Tuesday evening. { " . t
A good time is promised, j J$-&- AthlS<"_ ����� represented in
Z,      ...  __T   __._*i _ _     i_i     the Nelson  Tnbune as furnishing
The All Star English Specialty near|y a column interview. The
Company will open the new opera. Tribune's reporter must havea large
bouse in Nelson on Monday. j imagination.   Ed couldn't be indue
Rossland is suffering from iu ususl |ed to do that much talking in Sandon
semi-annual attack of virtue.   The! even if he were _ up on a stump to
tinhorns are being pi-oseeuted.,
Henry Teelfse returned Sunday
from Nova Scotia. Ho reports a
pleasant trip and the folks all well.
Billy Harrington was in Slocan
City this week to hsve a look at what
make a 21th of May oration.
Notices aro being sent out from
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Kaalo Informing owners ot unworked
Crown granted mineral claims of the
acerage tax now due and payable
their properties.   As the dis-
K,ny su�� ww* w   MB.wus -v -u���� up0B  iheit prvpertres.   As  the dis-
isibelng done on Iris mining I��roperty , ^t emt)rmce8 ntmrly the wnole <*
there. j West Kootenay the labor involved is
Isaac Crawford has been suffering i considerable.
!ro,,l!lPattf<!k,0_lh���,frl|'wh^h^8i   Th* 'N-deon Tribune says: Tbe
kept him within doors most ot  this; i^*. ^ Montreal yesterday exported
w����k. i a gold   brick  froin  the  Athabasca
Marshall Hodgson, who has been!mine.   The brick was consigned to
with Uie Bank of B. C. here during
Manager Haines illness, went to Ncl*
son Tuesday.
The question of a hospital for the
Miners' Union has not yet been set* i
tied.   It will come up at the meeting
this evening.
McCune is still leading In the senatorial contest tor Utah. He has 28
votes, and only needs four, more to
secure an election.
it Is rumored  that John Morgan
Harris has been compelled  to Uke I operations before spring.
over one of the   Sandon   papers. I
tbe United States assay office at Helena, Montana, and was valued at
$4,500. Pity Canada bad not tbe
spunk to coin the output of iu own
gold and sliver mines. If it had,
gold bullion would not have to be
shipped from Nelson to Helena, Mon
R.   K.   L.
Brown says that the
Deep will  not resume
Wonder which one is meant.
Thos. Melrose, K. A S. land agent,
ii endeavoring to impress on those
who reside on K. A S. land that they
are expected to pay up or evacuate.
Jack McCrae, Neil Mclnnes, Hugh
MoEachren and Harry Pleasant are
the latest to emigrate to the Boundary. They left on Thursday for
C. D. Hunter went east on Monday.
He will visit his old home in Wood
stock, Ont, snd also make a tour of
Toronto, Montreal, and a number of
Dakota points.
James Brown, tbe McGuigan packer, was In the police court on Wednesday for driving his stock on ths
K. A B. track. The case was laid
over until Tuesday next.
A discovery of a new body ot ere
is reported at the Wellington. Sixty
men aro working in the inirre and
ore is being rawhided to* the Wellington sidetiack.
Noonan and Gillespie, who have
leased the "Get There Ell" from
Wm. Harrington, have erected cabins on the property and have laid in
supplies for a winter's. They already
have 50 sacks of high grade ore on
the dump and tbe lead is showing
up remarkably.
* The bond on tlie Evening Star Is
due on the 15th. The property belongs to Petty and Sanderson and Is
bonded lo Hugh Sutherland's company. The Slocon City people look
to the Evening Star and the "Get
There Eli" to prove conclusively the
mineral wealth of that section.
Ctbj Council.
Council met on Monday evening *.
present, Mayor Pitts, Aldermen
Thompson, Buckley, Crawford and
After the minutes of the previous
meeting had been read and adopted,
the following accounts were reccora-
mended by tbe Finance Committee
for payment:
Salaries for January ��� .... 9329.99
Fire Dep't Maintenance ....    88.60
E. McKinnon     27.75
Office Rent...     3a00
Steam beat in firs ball     10.00
Water and Light for Jan. -..   258.25
H. By ere & Co 45
Karr ��i Wilson...      11.25
Transport of prisoners to
Nelson     40.55
Rent of Court House, two
months   ...    30.00
Jno Cadden        8.00
Dan Cameron    4.50
Paystreak     44.90
Chas. 8tewart 2.50
E. R. Atherton Co  4.35
The accounts of H. P. Christie and
L. R. Forbes for transportation of
prisoners was laid over for further
Moved by Aid Atherton, seconded
J>y Aid Buckley: that the account of
Dr. Potior, amounting to ��Ktt. for
pftfcaskmai services, and a bill of
150 for nursing a pauper patient, be
not paid, as ths Corporation does not
assume any liability iu the matter.
The city solicitor was instructed to
prepare a bylaw for the purpose of
exempting the proposed Ruth Mines
concentrator ; and tn have tlie draft
ready for next meeting.
The petition regarding a nigbt
watchman was laid over until tbe
next meeting.
The monthly reports of the chief
of police, police magistrate and chief
of the fire brigade* were presented
and accepted.   ���
Fire Brigade Meeting.
A meeting of the Fire Brigade was
held on Tuesday evening. The busi
ness transacted was mostly routine.
The old officers were reelected: F.
C. Sewell, chief; J Morgan, assistant chief ��� Chas. McLachlan, captain;
J. R. Dean, 4>reman.
A general committee was appointed
to impress on the council the advisability of furnishing the brigade with
hats, shirts and badges to serve as s
and Rossland have been Invited to
accompany the curling clubs from
their respective towns to play a game
in the Sandon rink. Tbe same terms
will be offered as were accorded by
the Rossland carnival management.
The Rossland club has been beard
from but has not yet accepted this
Efforts are being made to get a
game on with Kaslo adults. A return game has been promised as an
Band Concert Programme.
Tbe following is the programme
for the concert to be given by the
Sandon Brass Band on Tuesday evening. After the musical programme
the floor will be Cleared for dancing
and a most enjoyable time is anticipated.
1. Opening March The Band
������Silver Crescent.4'
2. Chairman's remarks....
3. Solo......... Mr. Lowes
4. "Laurer-Alto Solo . .The Band
5. Solo   ,.Mrs. McMartin
6. "Dream of Glory"
Baritone Solo. ��� ���. .The Band
Recitation Rev. J. A. Cleland
"Nero"-Clarinet Solo.. The Band
$olo       ...Miss Wilson
10. Solo���, ...Mr. Lowes
It. 'Magenta"
Tuba Obligate.> .The -tend
Deng the Allegation. *
The Nelson Minor says: "Sandon
and Kaalo are not as well off so far
as their water supplies are concerned
as is Nelson. They have water
neither for domestic purposes nor
for electric light and the towns are
both dry and dark."
While it is unfortunately true that
in X-ray would be required to discover the transversal ether oscillations of the Sandon Water A Light
Company's iocandensera, it is a gross
mis-statement to say that this town is
dry. Tberoare sixteen saloons, two
breweries, a wholesale liquor establishment, a soda water factory and a
five eeat beer Joint doing their utmost to prevent drought, and we
bave beard of no eases of extreme
Kivwion.   We do not know whether
aslo depends on its water works for
humidity or .not.
The Bonspiel.
Ths Sandon Curling Club has sent
out Invitations to all the curling
clubs jri the Kootenay to participate
iu the competition for the Bostock
cup to be held in Sandon commenc
ing Tuesday, February 14th. Kaslo,
Nelson, Rossland and Slocan City
will be. represented and a great
game is counted on. Sandon curlers
are working enthusiastically to make
the event successful.
Golden wilrhavVa bonspiel on the
13th 14th and 15th.
A game of lacrosse on skates was
played at Nelson on Monday evening.
Tbe hockey game between the
Victorias of Rossland and the Nelson
team has beeu declared off.
A ladies hockey team of Victoria
will play toe Vancouver ladies hookey team in Vancouver this afternoon.
"Ob, what would we give to be
The Manitoba hotel, in Winnipeg,
the finest building In Western Canada, was burned to the ground on
The junior hockey teams of Nelson * Wednesday morning    u 1
The Paystreak.
New Process for Treating Odd Ore.
Considerable attention far at present
being attracted to a new process bro-
mo chlorine mill which fat being built
for the Golconda mine, near Baker
City, Oregon. If tbe process proves
a success it will make a great difference in the mining operations of the
Northwest. A force of stonemasons
and mechanics is constructing this
mill for tbe owners of the Golconda,
J. G. and J. T. English of Dansvllle,
Illinois. The mill is on the slope of
a mountain ot ore. and covers 170 x
800 feet, already having required
600,000 feet ot lumber and heavy
timbers in its construction.
The story goes that the Illinois
capitalists secured for 16000 tbe see
ret of tho new bromo chlorine pro
cess from a poor inventor of Colorado
who had not the means to test his
plan hy erecting a large plant. The
easterners are so sure that tbey will
reap a golden harvest that they are
developing the mine, developing the
mine, delving out vast lots of quart*
and erecting this bromine-chlorine
plant at a cost ot very close to |i00,-
000. The mill Is expected to treat
100 tons of ore per day, and to save
a greater percentage of gold than
can be saved by any other known
process. It is expected tbe mill will
be completed by April 1st. If the
process is s sneeess there will be a
revolution in milling such ores aa
require chemical treatment.
Queen Bene to Ship to Neleon.
The Queen Bess Mining Company's
contract for the shipment of its output to the Everett smelter will expire
in the course of a few days, when
the arrangement for the shipment of
the entire output to the Hall Mines
smelter will go Into effect. The mine
is ndw shipping about 300 tons per
month, but with improved conditions
for the mining ot the seme which are
expected, tbe output will be considerably increased. The present arrangement with the Hall Mines calls for
the delivery of the entire output for
the next three months.���Tribune.
.. The Big Copper CoeeoHdetion.
A New York dispatch soys: Definite steps in the formation of the
big cupper consolidation were taken
to-day when articles of incorporation
were filed at Trenton'fbr tbe Miners'
Copper Compeny with a capital of
|20i 000,000 There arelnow locked up
in a safe deposit vault in Button 18
certiflcates, standing In tbe names of
three men, which represent tbe control ot about 10 of the inrbortant
copper mines of the country. One of
these Is H. H. Rogers, who represents
the Rockefellers in many of their
undertakings. It is understood that
the other two are Albert & bigekiw
of Boston and Levy Mayer, a well
known lawyer of Chicago, who has
figured in many trust (teals. These
certificates are to be turned over to
the Miners' Copper Company, which
will act as trustee and In turn transfer .the Interest to other new com
panics, the control of which it will
being opened up hi several pi
and shows a good grade of concentrating galena ore. At one place
they nave 35 feet of ore which, It Is
estimated, will run 20 per cent lead,
3 per cent copper and one ounce of
silver to each unit of lead per ton.
The company, which haa a capital
stock of 1200000, treasury shares of
which are sold at par value, is building a mill on the ground and Is con-
steering the construction of a trolley
system to the mine.
The ore will be shirpeu to8wansea
where it will be insured for HO a ton.
Miners In Cape Proton receive only
H.50 a shift of 10 hours.
A Blelenberg makes a big
In the Boundsnj Creek
Galena la Cape Breton.
Gape Breton is the latest district to
figure as a lead producer. The
Chetlcamp Mining Company. Ltd., of
Halifax, has a galena ledge near
Chetlcamp, Cape Breton, on which
tbey    are   spending  considerable I 	
money In development.  The lead is1 Advertise ur The PAYSTREAK
Nslson Trl
In the fall of 1890 the old steamboat
Galena had on one of her trips from
Bonner's Ferry a tenderfoot as one of
her passengers. He waa from the
Sandwich Islsnds. by way of aome
little town over In Montana. He did
not know the first thing about prospecting or about mining.' He stopped in Nelson f��*r a few days, going
thence to Ainsworth, trbere there
were then more prospect/ n and miners to the square mile than In any
other section of British Columbia.
For a while the tenderfoot worked in
a store and caught on to mining lore.
The next summer he went prospecting, but found nothing onto ���"���Iu
able than experience.
On the return of Ell Carpenter and
Jack Seaton trom discovering whet
is now one of the fsmed shver-iead
mining sections cf the world���the
M.*oati���our tenderfoot a<*d Eli Carpenter formed a syndic.*;* of two to
go back and stake the whole country. Jack Seaton had also formed a
syndicate, afterward known as the
������Noble Five crowd," to da tbe
same thing. Beaton's party deter*
mined to go back over tbe route be
and Carpenter had taken out, that is,
by way of Kaslo creek. The tender-
toot and Carpenter selected she Slocan river route, taking their outfit
up that river by boat, thence on
Slocan lake to the mouth of the creek
where New Denver now stands. The
Seaton crowd got in first, aitf * >._ed
all that they thought worth staking.
' Tbe tenderfoot and Carpenter returned to Ainsworth, en*, a few davs
a her ward tbe forme- along with
another tenderfoot, sta.vd across the
mountains for ths new -dorado. For
a long time nothing was hoard of
them, but they finally .eached Sic
can lake, coming out at tbe mouth
of Ten-mile creek, on which the
Enterprise ia located. The*, remained In the country air winter, Making
wildcats and undergoing eonsiderable hardship.
Our tenderfoot remained in thi*
Slocan until the Bocrtdary Creek
country began to hs talked of. Over-
there he went, and the report now
comes from Greenweed thst E. A.
Blelenberg, our original tenderfoot,
has bunded the Bock horn and an adjoining clairn to a syndicate of card-
_*J!��lJ^lT,ll��* wOJO cash and
1200,000 In stock In the company
that hss been formed to develop the
There sre ups and downs in the
mining hustnessjust as f-������ other pursuit*!, snd luck nearly a! ways strikes
the man who follows it persistently.
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Labor Receipts.
Time Checks,
Etc., Etc*,
Etc., Etc*
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����Ti��cv>*^tT��*_>iT*,rt>?v*f*v*f THE PAYSTREAK, &-.NiX>N,,B. C, FEBRUARY ll, 18S0.
tw/o paoMismo raorsBTiEs.
Taa Vila
Clalau That
Will Oavalona
The Enterprise is not the only mine
on Ten Mile, and the* developments
now going on st the Mabou and Ohio
prove that there will be two other big
producers in time on the creek. These
claims are located above the Enterprise
and on the same lead. Each of them
has besides tbe small and big veins of
the Enterprise, ths well-known Agrenta
ledge. This vein Is 16 feet in width and
ore from it has given returns of over
600 ounces in silver.
On the Ifsbou quarters were put up
in the fall, and lately A. Tunks baa
been working upon the small lead from
the Enterprise. He has driven 18 teet
in two weeks, aud the results are magnificent There is three feet of quartz
in the breast, heavily charged with
mineral. On Wednesday the paystreak
commenced tn come in, being then two
inches in width of high grade sine ore.
It la expected that auother 25 feet of
drifting will show a foot of clean ore.
On the big vein, nothing has been done,
though it shows ore in places. Thi* in
20 feet in width. Work will be pushed
on the Armenia lead iu the spring, and
! the owners confidently hope to be shipping nre by next fall.
Toe Obic, which extends to the sum
mir. has had considerable work done.
fand holds its own well. On tbe big load
a tunnel hat. been driven close to 120
licet, with one crosscut to the footwall of
[75 feet    In the breast is six inched of
rood healthy quarts    The drift is now
winjr swung ro the left to catch the
Ismail Knterprise vein, which has been
lent on rhe surface    Extensive ground
[alnicing was done on this pro|>erty laat
trimmer and tbe rndications warrant
the belief that the Ohio will turn out a
��ig proposition.   A crosscut to tap the
trfenta lead Is slso being run, snd by
fhe end of the month shipping ore is
Ixnected In both workings.   The own-
F t\ Wells snd R. 1   KirkWood.
ire developing the Ohio
The Mabou is owned hy D Grant. R.
Rirkwood, A. Tanks aud G   Wil
limnxoii.        ____________
The past two weeks have been busy
niea in tbe Slocan Hospital   Moat of the
ttieuts admitted were suffering from
fin jrrippe. or ailmentsattri billable to this
Ireided epidemic.
r >n Jan 23rd Dan McDonald was ad
litted from the Wakefield, and was
Uncharged Feb. 8rd.   La grippe.
Jan. 28th, Frank Norwood came in
rom tlio Star and remained until Feb
Ird    Sciatica.
W. P. Conroy came in from the Emily
Cdith on Jan Stat, and remained until
Teli 5    Tonsillitis
W. Gallup was sent down from the
rnnhoe on the 1st and is still under the
lector 1 care    Rheumatism
Martin Kniirht, the most serious case
the hospital, w��s hroiijrht up from
lilverton Monday, the ��>th, and is stilt
inflned,   InHainatory rheumatism
Walter Smith was entered from th��
Smily Edith on the .'ml and was dis
pargad on the 7th.   Tonsillitis
Harry Thorburn spent three days in
re hospital from the Bosun.   Discbarg-
Feb. 5   La jrrippe.
Bussed   Donald   is  laid   up with <i
lu nken toe. rlie result of a timber fall-
jpjr upon it nt the l.nst Chsnos.
Dun McDonald came iu from the Com-
loik nn Feb 7 ���-The Ledge.
and it is quite likely that this sadly
over-capitalized mining concern will be
worked anew when it has passed
through liquidation and it can be reincorporated under more favorable auspices. At tbe present time three men
are employed at the mine. The strike
on the Nooday is not far distant from
the Currie property, and the trend of
the ore body is through that claim.
Owners of other properties adjoining
the Noonday are greatly encouraged
by the great strike there, and are preparing to commence work with renewed
vigor as soon as the snow is gone.
There is no doubt that other discoveries
quite as rich as that of the Noonday,
will be made in that vicinity.
Specimens of tbe Noonday ore are
being shown that is held together with
wire silver, which it is said will assay
10,000 ounces to the ton.
Don't ride in cab*, or trains, or carat
Oont walk upon the street!
Don't ���tajr ont gazing at tbe atari l
(Althoug-h theg-Tte meet).
Dout total Don?nuclei  Dootoecalate!
With every chaste embrace
Ton plant�� deadly genu of fate
Upon yoor knrcd one's face!
Don t swallow staff of certain brands!
Dont takes "nip" or "smile!*
Don't go In bathing oo the seada���
Don't go to Coney Isle!
Don't pile the blanket* high In bed I
But then don't take them off I
Don't say, "A code to In by head !**
Don t conga, dear boy, don't cough I
Dost go to beds
Don't go tn play
Dont go to shop!
Iu fact, lost
Don's go to work i
���Hew York Press.
Tht  Ataabaaea.
Since  work   on   the   Noonday   by
leases. Bonedum and Stewart Bros ,
developed that property so favor
lly, interest   in  the   Galena  Farm
ipertios has considerably  revived,
On tbe Union Jack group steady development work is being carried on, and
shipping will be commenced as soon as
tbe snow melts.
At the Dundee mine the main shat is
now down to the 268-foot level. The
drifting on ore is being carried on at
the 800-foot level, where it is 18 feet
Tbe Monarch shaft is down 65 feet
and a splendid body of solid ore the full
width of the shaft has been struck
Tbe shaft on the Evening Star is now
down about 75 feet. Assays from the
recent strike were eminently satisfactory.
The Gladstone mineral claim, situated
on Porcupine creek, four miles east of
tbe Nelson A Fort Sheppard Railway,
has been sold by N. A. Rivers to Gideon
Tho Simcoe Gold Mining' Company
will resume operations on the Big Horn
group in tbe spring.
About SO feet of an incline has been
sunk on the ledge, which has a width of
three feet, on the Great Northern mine,
situated on Tamarac mountain. A nice
pile of ore is on the dump.
On the Tamarac development work
Is progressing most favorably. The
result of the ore test at the Hall Mines'
smelter at Nelson proved very lucrative, and the company can now be
ranked among the list or Ymir shippers.
The Porto Rico mill is steadily run-
ninjt- and there was another clean-up
last week, making three in all.
The Blackcock mine lies on the west
side of Wild Horse creek, about six
miles from the town of Ymir. It is
under lease to Frank Davey, M. E
There are about 20 men employed and
ore is heiuir shipped to the North nor
smelter at the rate of 20 tons per diem
.fames Robinson, Jack Falls and
Wm Banner commenced work on the
Kisiug Star, adjoining- the Porto Rico.
last Mondav week Ahvadv the shaft
is down 22 toet, with three feet of solid
ore encountered, assays 980 to the ton
in gold.
An   Irish   Story   From    Corafclll.
The Cornhill Magazine tells this little
Irish story:
Chief Baron OXlrady was once trying
a case in an assise town where the court
house abutted on the green A fair was
in progress, and just outside the court a
number of asses were tethered. As
counsel was addressing the court one of
these began to bray.
Instantly the chief baron stopped the
speaker. "Wait a moment, Mr. Busha,"
he said, "I can't hear two at once."
The court roared and the advocate
grew red. But presently, when it came
to summing up, the judge was in full
switu? when another ass struck In,
whether bv the counsel's contrivance or
not who shall sav f Anyhow, up jumped
Mr Busha, with his hand to his ear, and
"Would vour lordship speak * little
louder ? There is such an echo in the
fr        piwnPT.ttri-ny-n
Headquarters for mining
men. Everything first-
class.    Bate* $2 a day.
J. V. PKBK8, Proprietor.
Nelson papers say thst another strike,
which may prove of importance/ hss
been msde on the Athabasca. In driving in on the old tunnel on tbe original
vein, a contact vein, lying between the
granite and slate,; was encountered. The
new vein is running at right angles with
the main vein, and the ledge matter is
very similar. Sufficient work has not
yet been done to determine the extent
of the contact vein, nor have any assays I
of ore been msde.
R. T Lowery, formerly of Petrolea,
arrived in town on Monday morning
from New Denver, B.C. Mr. Lowery is
the prosperous proprietor of two newspapers in British Columbia. He is an
old-time Topic man, it being 20 years
since he introduced the Topic in this
J dace. He seems to enjoy good health
iving in the mountains of British Co-
umbia ��� Petrolea Topic.
Engineers sre laying out a 2,600-foot
sidetrack in the C. P. B. yard at Nelson
to accommodate the incroasingthrough
business and facilitate the handling of
local freight.
If you are-
Gall at the
Hotel Ivanhoe.
Nelson, B. C, January, 189ft
Copper Ore
Dry Ore
Lead Ore
Purchased and payment made as soon
after the receipt of ore as samples can be
Q otations given upon the receipt of
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Hunter Bros.
Are selling the choicest
Staple & Fancy Groceries
that can be obtained anywhere. Mail your orders
if you can't visit our store.
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��f the greatest White Metal camp oa eerft.
Subscription |l.00 ayaar
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Address: Ths Patbtrkak, Sandon, B.C.
BANDON. EG.. FEBfltfAfcY 11, 1899
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It is cause for regret that a man of
Hon. Hewett Bostocks stamp should
. represent the mining section of British Columbia in the Dominion bouse.
Whatever ability he might possess as
a legislator, or whatever influence
he might be capable of wielding In
tbe Dominion Parliament, be certain-
ly makes a poor showing when he
comes before his constituents to give
an account of his stewardship.
On the question of a Canadian mint
Mr. Bostock, in his remarks here,
spoke as if he were in a trance, He
gave abundant proof that he knows
nothing about that all important question, and that he is, not particular to
learn anything ot importance about
it. As Mr. Bpstook evidently looks
at it, the mint question is good enough
to catch votes oo, but is not ot sufficient importance to require any of his
valuable time in studying its varied
demands so he can speak intelligently
upon it
This ia unfortunate. With Mr.
Bostock representing the mineral resources or the Province before tbe
Dominion, in bis striking ignorance
of the mint question, there is little
hope that he can secure anything like
just recognition tor the demands of
this section. If Mr. Bostock knew
enough about the question, ard had
the ability to impress the leaders of
the Dominion Government with its
importance, it is not probable tbst
much time would be lost in seeking
the establishment of a Canadian mint
Canada to-day holds a very important position before tbe world. It is
in a position to, and if given halt a
chance will, rise in tbe next 10
years to a pre-eminent place among
the nations of the world* It is a
nation ot itself in resources; a nation
v-ster than all of England; but for
decades it has been held back ih that
class of colonial dependencies that
tbe Mother Country looks upon with
somewhat of disdain. This Is because
Canada has bad too many men like
Mr. Bostock at the head of affaire.
England is beginnings realiiethe
importance of this Dominion. Let
not our public men hold it in check
by supinely sitting by and answering
to the book and call of the money
j Ik the statistics of I891it was shown
thai approximately $7,24i\OX) bad
been invested in tbe industries ol the
Province. The wages pa'd then
amounted to. roughly, $5,120,000,
and the number of people employed
11,500. According to the exhaustive
report of the Board of Trade (which
document, by the way, ought to be
in the hands of everyone having any
interest in the country), the money
now invested is forty times larger,
while in the preceding ten years the
amount of capital had only doubled
itself. Thus the last few years have
witnessed a complete metamorphosis.
Energy and interest bave taken tbe
place of supinoness and timidity,
capital is moving in directions where
barter was probably the only mean*
of exchange, and the future ie one of
illimitable possibilities. We need
not analyse tbe figures, which speaks
for themselves.
Description. Amount
Miscellaneous industrial eatab*hin to. �� ***�����.����
Electric light and nrftways     t.(��>>t**>
TVIcurioaa.........       tvofteii
Waterworks...     t_i������i
Hallways and telegraph*    ��JK����K>
Steamships and navigation       S.0utMm��
Uiidatr nknto aatftnaelfeia    10>��/w.
Goal mfuiiMr    -      S,oao/a��
Searing, salmon canning. Hah carina-      SjttOjmo
Church"* and schools     tjASifto
Baakdeposita         AJUOfio
Municipal aasNwtmeat*  4MSS.ro>
Muiiiiipal pubUc works and huUdlaaa. 9t\<*e
Pr����vtnelsI j.uMt<- w. >rka and handings ssnpnt
Provincial aspwasmepits  mtSAojapi
Dominion nubllr works and InriMtas ��� ��� ��� *����������>
All commercial establiahmeuto  &#%)*�����
Timber., issaas and privaaaly owned
(value esttmatsdi  inojruo.no
lords of this and tbe old land.
The first step necessary is the
establishment ot a Canadian mint for
the coinage of Canadian gold and
silver coin. Let our public men
realize the importance of this question. It is not a sectional one, but
one of vital Importance to the whole
tan.as o*t
Private wealth, teas public assets aad
values, saaased lo above tsSO/XXV***
The Board states that their estimates are based on most comprehensive and, generally speaking, very
complete data contained in the num-
erous returns from all over the
Province, and from Information obtained from a variety of sources of
bow capital is invested in the country. These have been carefully
compiled, and the results arrived at,
after taking into account every business interest in the Province���involving labor of much magnitude���-will
be surprising to even those familiar
with the affairs of the' Province. It
is not claimed that tbe figure* are
absolutely oa-rect, as In some instances, where actual returns were
not available, they are based on
estimates, which, however, are approximate, and a complete return
would probably increase the total to
some extent Nor do they include
by any means sil that has been In-,
vested in tbe Province in various
ways, but only what mav be regard
ed as in tbe msin live and productive
It would seem reasonable to sop-
pose that when an opportunity is
offered to exhibit to the London uiin
ing world tbe comparative merit of
the ore from British Columbia mines
along with ores from all the great
mining centres of the world, that the Tele
Provincial Government would make!   HENRY 8TE0E,
an effort to provide tbe necessary
means to mske such an exhibition
possible. But this the British Columbia Oovernmeut his refused to da
Some months ago Mr. W. H. 8endl
ford shipped from the Mollie Hughes
mine samples ot the ore being taken
out weighing 500 pounds. This was
sent to tho head office In London of
the Northwest Mining Syndicate, and
later a like shipment wss made of
5he Bosun ore, one piece alone weighing 385 pounds. The directors were
greatly pleased with tbe excellent
samples, and in order to show to the
London market tbe character of Sio
can ore as compared with that from
other mining centres, an effort was
msde to secure space in mho Earls
Court Exhibition of London. This
exhibition is held annually, and la
attended by raiding men from all
over the world. Tbe relative values
of tire various ores Is Investigated,
and an effort Is msde to have everv
mining district of any prominence In
the known world represented there.
In order to secure space in the
exhibition it is necessary for the government to intercede, and a letter
was sent to the proper Provincial department asking for such tnteree��ton
to secure space. In reply the British
Columbia official Indifferently stated
that so far ss be knew the British
Colombia Government was not Inter
osted in such an exhibition and could
not provide the means for securing
space in the Earls Court Exhibition.
Is thi* a sample of British Columbia
enterprise? Will the Provincial Government never learn to properly
present to the mining world tbe great
mineral resour-ces oi British (\.lam
hia? Some months ago the ll C
Review of London asked for copies of
the Minister of Mines' annual report
so they could be properly distributed in the metropolis of the world
These were not provided, though it
would not cost the Province $10 to
comply with the request. And here
we had another sample of our Provincial Govenrment'spro^ressivenesa
It will not provide tbe means to
secure space for a British Columbia
mineral exhibit in the Earl's Court
Exhibition of London.
If the Opposition would spend less
time In their efforts to damn Joe
Martin and if Joe Martin would spend
less time damning the Opposition,
sufficient means might be saved by
shortening the sitting of the Legists
live Assembly to provide money for
such necessary advertising of the re
sources ol the Province as is referred
to above
ii. ���  uiin    ' ^ iw;    '-!���'���' .:������ fytff
OCB   LIAS   PROirVtrriOK.
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Speaking of the lead pradiu-ti<>n in
Kootertav, the Loudon Kinamul Times
esya i w A question of some important
Is raised by tbe British Olutnhin Board
of Trade, who, iu It* annual report,
referring to tbe dev��4op*u��iit ��f vw
Province, points out that al prem*ii<
Kootertav is producing enough lead u,
supply the whole of Canada ; y��*r nil tin*
lead ores are being treated In thf* I nit.
twl States, the mlne-owttera pay in/
United States duty. ��*> per ton, for
lead contents on ore rained (anada
imports all iu lead and manuf*. tur.r,
of lead, paving duly therefor Wc-u:.
I����rr 100 fV The fact that two stnoltfr*.
in Kootfsiay, which bave heretofore
handled only copper area, are u >w
preparing to treat tee lead orus also
encourages the hope that ere Ion*
British Columbia lead ores wilt >*
smelted in tbe l*roviwee,aod thus* n*��r.*
tbe attendant manufacturm. of lead.
la this connection, the report point*
out, that a refiaerv must he built in
Canada. Tbe Board baa asked the 1>>
minion Government to increase th��
duty on lead and manufactures of load
lo correspond with the United Star.-*
tariff on these article*, la order in |��$o
teet ihe new industries mentioned
"We are also informed, oa the same
authority that the capacity of the *�������.��� ��� r
er at Trail is being increased to BOO Ions
per day, and two lead stacks are being1
added    Although tha plant is not opei
sting at preaaut, the eorai*anv owning
it is iHirrhasiug all  the ore ottfting.
and contracts for treatment are i�����-��� ;
entered into at a considerahlo reriu<
tion oo laat years rates    At the Nelson
otneher   trnoroveroeota and   aatar*re
inenla of the plant have l��e����n n#nrte>l
A new  ropV'r  stark   has tw*en built,
which will rreat %** t������** per dav.   Th��
old  one. with a capacity A l<���� tons \*vt
day, has bene coovertml for lead smotr
in*   The Pilot Bay smelter haa not run
���luring the year "
Ore shipments from rillverrton l*��r
week amonnted tw ten car toad*. A
which tbe Wakedekt dtipped eiirht end
Vancouver two. The Nooodsv mod
Kiaiiy Edith will sooti he added to <'.������
���hipniwr list from this point Ths
Kntity t-Utith has SO tuns ready tn tw
hauled to the land in?, and tho Moondav
ia preparing a small shipment.
The Whitewater mine ha* Heon pro-
vided throughout with electric lights.
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Total shipped July I to f)er. HI. InW,
17.904.   January 1st, IMHt, to dale:
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  PropHetor. THE PAYSTHKAK, SANDON, B. C, FEBRUARY 11, 1899.
Baealvlag   Mash   Afttaattaa)   Prom
Can ad I���  Caplfal.
According to mi interview with J B.
IcArthur, who hss Just returned to
iland from a trip through Ontario,
lontresl snd Toronto people have un-
randed faith tn the future of the
randary Creek district, and such men
Senator George A. Cox, Robert
fray, Byron E. Walker, general man-
r of the Canadian Bank of Commerce,
id other wealthy and influential men
Toronto have joined   hands with
leasts. Mann and Mackenzie in secur-
and developing promising proper-
tin Greenwood snd Summit camps,
development company has recently
ten formed in Montreal by prominent
anadian Pacific Railway officials with
capital of 1250,000. fully paid up. This
radicate wilt bond and develop prop-
lies in that district.   It is also said
t the Gooderham-Blackstock people
. their friends are going into the
ie district.   All these men, and they
only a fewwell-known people, have
>ng financial following, aud you can
_rfectly understand   that when they
Ike hold of anything good they will
ive ample capital to see the underwk-
- through to rruceess
[*he people of eastern Canada have
trued that oie can be quite as success
ll in mining operations, if conducted
a business basis, as they can be in
lustrial and manufacturing pursuits,
nd eastern merchants and manufac-
era have learned the value of a min-
country as a consumer of their
lucts and they are doing all they
In to, push trade and form public opin-
ii favorable to the construction of
Mlways, and are now heavy subscrih-
s to shares for the purpose of building
letters, as also in dividend paying
{lining operations.
Speaking of railways, Mr. McArthur
itiitued: "I waa given to understand
tilt* east that a subsidy will be aaked
tin the Dominion Parliament thiscotn-
seasiou for the immediate construe-
**n ot a railway  from   Midway to
���in i�� ion, heimr tbe extension to the
nr named place of the Columbia A
tastera Railway now being bui't
"If lead should be nut upon the free
as the result of the work of the in-
tnatlonal commission at Washington,
lere is no doubt a railway will also he
lilt into the Lardean-Duncan country
> connect with the railway system on
[ootenay lake, thin coming summer."
Asked as to smelter locations in the
fourtdarv Creek district, he informed
tie correspondent that, while he knew
iimething about the locationa, he was.
>r personal reasons, unsble to give the
ewstotbe public.   He spoke of the
recess J. P. Graves, of Spokane, had
floating a smelter company, and he
believed the Canadian Pacific Rail-
ry would erect a l,otm ton smelter, but
tere either of these smelters would be
rated he would not say
In thought, however, that Mann and
fackensie and associates would erect a
loiter for the Brooklyn and Stem wind
mines in Greenwood  camp    Mr.
lann had told him personally that if
ie future development of these pro-
ertiea proved as favorable as it had in
ie past, they would certainly build a
nelter to treat their own product.
������This  year," be said, "should  de-
��nnine tnat question.   They claim to
ive tbe longest and richest ore chute,
width I believe 40 feet, running high
both copper and ���fold, on the Brook-
rn cli Im, and the Stem winder develop-
lout has proved that to be a splendid
latin also." ���
W'thln the year that haa just passed,
litside capitalists have invested $7,000,-
m i" Rossland mining properties.   The
ro biggest buyers were ths British
in erica Corporation and Messrs. Good-
rhitni snd Blsckstoek. The total invest
ments of the B. A. C. up to the present
time amount to 16,000,000. Of this, of
course, the biggest item wss tbe purchase of the Le Roi. Thst deal represents an outlay of $8,500,000. The 204,-
000 shares which were bought from the
Turner faction in the Le Roi Company
cost outright $7.26 per share. In addition the. former owners of tbe stock will
receive a further sum of about $1 per
share on account of the Ote snd the
matte outstanding when the sale was
mads. Tbe total receipts, therefore, by
Senator Turner and his colleagues are
$1,688,000. The remaining 280,000
shares in the old Le Roi company were
bought by the British America Corporation at the rate* of $6 per share, or
$1,776,000. The amount that baa been
spent oo the property since it hss been
in tbe control of the B. A. C. is sbout
tl00,O0Q. The next largest deal was
the purchase by ths Gooderhsm-Blsck-
stock syndicate of the Centre Star for
$2,000,000. Already sines then the owners havs spent about $10,000 in opening
tbe mine, and tbey will spend perhaps
$175,000 more on it during the coming
year before placing the stock io it upon
the market. The purchase of the Colum-
bis Kootenay by the B. A. C. was the
next largest deal put through during the
year. For that bra property the corporation paid $296,000, and has spent upon
it $60,000 since that time. In return for
that outlay bigger ore bodies than were
ever before known, as well as new
chutes of good grade ore, whose existence bad been unsuspected, have been
The returns from the port of Nelson
for the month of January as given by
tbe Tribune show that tlie Hall Mines
ex i��orted during that time $287,741 worth
of bullion, and that the output of the
Hall Mines smelter was virtually the
whole export business of the port for tbe
month. So fsr the exports of coal from
the Crow's Se**t do not cut much figure,
there being but 20 tons exported during
January, the value of which was returned at $60.
Tlte collections for January were about
$4,000 below the aveiage of monthly col
lections.   The following are the figures:
Tne Mine-Goal, to tons value.... t      So 00
Ores. ITS sua*     ** ....     ��.��* ��
"        Ooipper bullion..    "   ...   HT,����l ��>
Animate snd their produce.. ....        IS* W
Manufactures     "  .... SSO"
Total |��n,��4Soo
reliable r-nod*7 Value SB.4SS 00
Frwgoods, value     tans on
Total ttMOSOn
Duty c��u>et**d    tSjMOOO
The Provincial Government la response to the demands of the Nelson,
Rossland and Vancouver Boards of
Trade has finally decided to make an
appropriation for an exhibit of minerals
from British Columbia at the Paris Exposition in 1900.
When the Government was first ap-
(iroached in regard to an appropriation
or this purpose tlie answer came in
the form of a denial, with regrets
This aroused the ire of those interested
in mining throughout the Province
and boards of trade and other bodies
immediatelv took it u)*on themselves to
adopt resolutions demanding the Government that something be done In
addition, communications from influential persons poured into Victoria
and so loud was the cry raised that
the ministers felt that something must
be done
In accordance with this decision letters were sent to the various boards of
trade and other bodies to the effect
that tho Province would do its share
toward the exhibit and it will not be
necessary, therefore, for the men of
West Kootenay or other mining districts to go down into their pockets for
the full wm necessary to provide a
proper display of the mineral resources
of British Columbia. I
The recent soft spell of weather bss
hsd s dan-ring effect on the mine-
owners of Moyie in getting started
shipping ore. Five ears for the St.
Eugene hsve, been on the siding for
more then a week, but only two have
been loaded, it being impossible to get
the ore down from the mine owing to the
bad, condition of the road. When tbe
roads are in condition for hauling, three
teams will be put on and the ore will be
brought down at the rate of about 30
tons a day.
The three remaining ears st the siding
will be losded with Lake shore ore without delay and shipped to Trail. R. J.
McPbee, representing tbe Trail smelter,
was st Moyie Isat week sad msde
sn-ngements with the owners of the
Lake Shore mine for tbeir ore. They will
make regular shipments from this time
Tbe shsolute knowledge of tbe immediate commencement of ore shipments
has had the effect of stimulating a general business revival in Moyie, and real
estate transfers are becoming of everv
day occurrence, says the Leader.
Mr. H. E. Beasley, superintendent of
tbe Canadian Pacific Railway at Nelson,
has returned to that city from a trip
through the Slocan. Mr. Beaaley reports that although business is quiet,
people sre confident thst the coming
summer will be the best in the history
of the country. The Canadian Pacific
Railway is handling eight car loads of
ore a day from the mines of the Slocan,
die bulk of which is being shipped to
the Trail smelter. The Idaho ia shipping
three esr loads a day, the Last Chance
one car, the Queen Bess four cars a week
and about two cars a day ate being shipped from the lake mines. Two concentrators will be built at Sandon in the
spring, one for the Ruth and one for tbe
Ivanhoe. ____.
One car load of ore waa shipped this
week from the Marion, Silver mountain.
This property is not far enough advanced to be a regular shipper, and
shipments will only be made aa the ore
is taken out in the course of development.
The ore shipments from the Whitewater for the week ending February 8,
reached 116 tons. The Whitewater sent
down 96, and the Jackson 20.
Qo to
Store for the beset
obtainable in the
Haberdasher line.
Our stock of....
Gents' Furnishing
Cfoods is not behind that of the
big city stores...
Ladies' Footwear
as dainty as the
daintiest and as
serviceable as the
best.  Mailorders,
B. R. Atherton Co., Ltd.
rmeiB-LD a day. rtopa.
������Manafsn���er�� <_��_���-.
Syphons, Ginger Ale,
Sarsapariila, Etc, Etc
Seu-don, B.Q.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
The pioneer bouse of the City
First-Class in every particular
R. Cunning, Proprietor.   Sandon
Dealer in, MEATS
 : AT:
Right Hon. Jas. Balfour Talks of the
Anglo-Saxon Alliance.
Right Hon. James Balfour, first lord
of the treasury and leader of the uiin-
isterialsts in the house of commons, delivered his annual address last week to
his constituents at Manchester. After
speaking of "the intrinsic difficulty
which continental nations find in under
standing great Britain's aims," he continued as follows :
"Nevertheless there is surely one arest
country which by community of language,' religion, blood, origin and even
institutions, it is well to understand.
Need I say that the country to which 1
refer is tbe UnitedStates. Someforeign
critics, cvnical by profession and training, hold the view that the friendship
now happily existing between the English-speaking peoples on both sides of the
Atlantic is but tbe growth of a moment,
and depends upon a transitory community of interests:! They affect to believe
that when this disappears friendship
also will disappear. Tbey bold that rf
the British trade should feel injured by
some inconvenient tariff, immediately
the sentiments so generally felt at this
moment in Great Britain toward America would vanish like tbe leaves in
autumn. According to my observations
the world'Of cynics is always wrong I
believe the cynics wrong in this case.
"If our good relations are really dependent upon these fortuitous circumstances, while tbe latter might be the
foundation of an alliance, they could not
be the foundation of what is infinitely
more important���that species of friendship srhich, in season and out of season,
through good report or ill, is not to be
shaken by mere circumstances.
"It was in this hall, in 1896, that I
first spoke of tbe international re'ations
between the United Statos and England.
. In those dark days of the Venezuelan
controversy public feeling in America
had been aroused by the wholly unfounded suspicion that we had some designs on the empire in South America.
By natural reaction we felt our brethren on the other side of the water had
ueither judged nor treated us with
knowledge aud fairness. I then expressed my firm faith that the time
would come when all speaking the English language and sharing the Anglo-
Saxou civilization would be united with
a sympathy which no mere political
divergence could permanently disturb.
"I felt then that although 1 spoke my
convictions, yet I must have impressed
my hearers as something of a dreamer
and an idealist, or as a prophet, only
hoping for what he himself can bardlv
expect to see realised " But ths three
years that have elapsed since have
changed the relations between the two
���countries���a change which I believe is
not destined to be reversed; a change
which has brought back these two great
communities to their normal relations,
disturbed as those normal relations were
by more than a century of unhappy discord ��� a change which, once made, is a
change that ought to be permanent, for
it is founded, as I hope, upon mutual
sympathy, mutual comprehension and
the natural belief that each great and
free community desires to see tbe privileges it enjoys extended far and wide to
all continents and among all nations.
"And if I am rig-lit, and that common
sympathy be implanted deep in the
breasts of these two great nations, there
cannot be a greater guarantee for future
peace, freednm,progre*s and civilization
not only of this or that country or com-
muity alone, but of the whole human
ora POOR pkkt.
If the feet are neglected, tbe nails get
out of shape and order and the skin is
notes smooth snd white as nature intended it should be.
Then again feet are tortured into foot-
gesr that is a sire too small, that fits in
no particular, that presses on the flesh
ana causes corns, snd, above all, that
makes us limp and waddle like so msny
��� To put the foot in s well fitting shoe
of the sise thst properly belongs to it
and to wear low heels is the best way to
preserve the foot iu perfect health, and
let me gently whisper thst nothing so
soon brings redness to the tip of the nose
ss tight shoes.
If you have a long, narrow foot or a
fat one, you must have your shoes and
boots msde expressly for you, ss ready
made boots never takeintoconsideration
anything out of the common as regsrds
the formation of the foot. If vou have a
flat foot, do not wear a too arched instep:
if your foot is very arched, see that your
shoe is made to fit it.
If you wish the foot to appear smsll
by perfectly nstursl mesns, always wear
black kid or sstin. A white shoe mskes
a foot look large and very wide and
should never be worn except where the
foot is faultless in shape snd very smsll
to look at. If the shoes sre darker in
color than the dress, the feet will appear
to much more advantage.
You should always hsve your shoes
essed for you before westing them, ami
be careful never to take long walkawhen
wearing a new pair. Very grave trouble
is often the result of walking in shoes
that are stiff to the feet. I have known
severe lameness to ensue, and very great
pain is the inevitable result.
It seems superfluous to say that the
feet should be well washed twice a day.
Tipid water should be used, and the
heels, toes and soles should be daily
rubbed with pumice stone and pumice
A well dressed woman entered sn Osk
Psrk grocery store and asked to see tbe
proprietor, who seeing thst she was a
stranger, at once prepared to welcome her
as a new suburbanite and prospective
customer, says tlte Philadelphia inquirer. He took off hia apron, smoothed
his tumbled hsir, and seising a pencil
and order pad, approached ber with a
grand business flourish.
"Anything we can do for you to-day,
--���*--*   We have a fine supply of fresh
madam?   --,,.--
fruit, vegetables.   Anything in
goods Vr
"Oo-o," said the woman, whose eves
were taking in every detail of the store
snd ire contents. "I only wanted to
know if you sold sweet cider."
"Ism very sorry,'' said the grocer,
"we always have it in its season, hut
just st present it is out of the season, ft
might be possible to find some, f will
Uke your oider and try."
said the woman  in
"Young man, ....     _	
sepulchral tones, "you will never take an
order for sweet cider from me, nor anything else. I am a stranger here and am
looking for a place to buy mv groceries
where tbey don't sell sweet cider, tf I
wanted to noint out a path lo destruction I would put up a sign, 'Sweet cider
sold here.'"
Then she wslked out, while the grocer
Snawed his mustache snd looked st the
lank pad with aavage intensity, when
a happy thought occurred to him. He
ran after the woman.
"I merely wished to say, madam, that
you are right. I gave up selling corn
snd rye for similar reasons���but perhaps
you can guess?"
"Because you don't keep a feed store?"
suggested the woman, a note of suspicion
in her voice."
Hs-fS1 m*a*m* '""n higher motives.
Whiskey is made from corn and rye."
"Hump! I don't mind if vou take my
order for a barrel of flour and two bushel's
of potatoes. You seem open to conviction and I guess I've struck the right
As she sailed away the grocer winked
his left eye snd said to his clerk:
"It's a poor rule that won't work both
ways, Jimmy."
Tacks sre from s quarter to a half
. inch, though, when accidentally stepped
J on. this length seems to be multiplied
i hy 100.   A pound of the smallest sixed
contains 16,000 tacks.
The nail is f% inches long.
A nautical knot is 6.100 fret.
A sise in cuffs is hslf an inch.
A quarter of cloth is 9 inches.
A square 16mo. psge is 4If by %%.
The royal 24mo. page is ft.t, by 3 V
A l>ox 5 by 6 feet holds 5.H2 barrels, a
6 foot box 8-53 barrels.
A box CI inches by !_!�� snd B incites
deep will hold a bushel.
A 1 cent brotrte piece is three-quarters
of an inch in riaiueter.
A box 22 inches by IS and 24 inches
deep will contain a barrel of tm heaped
A Ibousand shinnies laid 4 inches U*
rhe weather are required to cover 100
superficial feet of roof.
Fourpenny nails are IU inches long
and 300 lo ihe pound. Sixpenny fence
nails are 2 inches snd SO to the pound.
Fine threepenny nails are I *a un he*
and 760 ro tbe pound. Twenty pen nv
nails are 4 inches ami 24 to tin* pound.
Fifty|>ennie* are 5J,' inches, snd 12 weigh
a pound.    .
A site in hats is one eighth of an inch.
According to the English tuetliod. Ihe
smaller diameter of the bend is taken as
the Stirling point One-eijthth of an
inch increased in the short diameter
makes a I ttle more thsn three-eiahta in
the circumference. The French and
Herman hsimakers have a rule slightly
different from this.
was In bad shape to transact hmtms
to-day. Frrna this he deduced this Wi|I.
elusion, that in business marrer* 0h����u*
man was he who did what lies next \nm
as seemed heat at the time,* l��> *< u;,��,|
himself with what he bad to do, ����>l ��>.,.
no place in hlsroind for regrets or m'imfr.
ings as to what be bad uW or doleful
Anticipations about what migbi l>��|.j*,0
in the future "You have within* iu,j���
with eohsaqturtiees" was one of his U*.
ot\te sayings. "Whatever your hand
finds lo do, do with all tour might/' mn<\
leave Use conswiUenoea to lak�� cars uf
themselves was the��um total of Im ��*��,.
ipeas philosophy.
Never marry except f��>r love.
Never forger three rules when the knot
is tied:
Never taunt with s past mistake.
Never allow a request  to lie rvpp*atcd.
Never meet wirhour a loving- wel**ame.
Never both Ire angry at tbe aame lime.
Never forget to lei sell-detiial be the
daily aim and practice of each.
Never let rhe sun go down upon any
anger or grievance.
Never neglect one another; rather neglect the whole world beside*.
Never make a remark at tlie expense
of the other���it is meanneas.
Never he "stubborn," but let each one
strive lo yield ofteoeat to the wishes of
the other.
Never part forestry without roving
words to think of during absence.
Never find fault unless it is (perfectly
certain that a fault lias been committed,
and always speak lovingly.
Never let any fault you have committed go by unril you have frankly confessed it snd asked forgiveness.
Never forger that tbe very nearest approach to perfect domestic happiness on
earth is the cultivation, on both sides,
of absolute unselfishness.���Philadelphia
thk roo-isH-sRaa or WORRY.
The oft-quoted text concerning the un
wisdom of troubling shout the things of
to-morrow is thought bv msnr to tm un-
snited to these days of keen competition
snd business activity; hut that is be-
esose like many other texts of Scripture,
it is grossly misunderstood There sre
msny Istoks in this world, and in manv
of them there is s good desl of wisdom,
'putif you wsnt concentrated wisdom,
the place to look for it is in the Bible.
What is meant is not inspired wisdom
on theological topic*, but just plain or
dinsry every day wisdom, the kind Hist
s man wants iu his business and hit
family. "Hufftcient unto the day is the
evil thereof." Every one will admit thai
is sound philosophy, but the majotity of
people intensify the evil of to-dsv by
adding to it the evils of yesterday ami
snticipating a lot of evils for to-morrow.
A very sensible snd successful business
man once said that he learn*! early in
life that, if he kept thinking about what
us did yesterday and wondering how be
was going to get through to-morrow, he
������ Wiifc   M���al*  Usages."
The Vancouver World repasirdly gets
things mixed, especially when it din*.
teles an item relating to Slocan Uke. it
"Th* dealh, by drowning. Is aanoaat*-
��td of Jack Evan*, a deck-hand on ih��
steamer Jdocan. at Koaelstry, eadv hut
Friday morning. lawvased ��*i a native
of Nova .*��**orie, where his family ma
reside. He belonged to the .Maaumtt
fraternity, and hi* remains were in retired
with Masonic honors.1"
This is aa had a* Ute statement madt
by that paper laat winter thai the t-r.
���tack on t-tacan lake was going to tie poor
��n*cause ol the air bole*) tn the ice.
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SuldWt Ia e*a��*��� ��� itfioat a*t*m
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R**d ��*hn��.   Htm-1
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m     "    Am set     Naif���at *    * I
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Itallr trala lv i.�� pm       tmtty trai* a* i v ����
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ar I 44 jim Hpokao*     ���    Ir
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ai'ixnah KfJOTKJUV kAKRSKRVIi-g.
Gmmmrtrttm iaae m. tm*.
Oa M>mtUt.Thnrmlmy anal SValsy m AA* ���
*iil W.���� Ha*T��* o m fiwAtaxm lib. Pimm tu��.
mnxt .Vrlstii    |^s��ina Smtmm si a s. tn .To--
���lay. Fri.Ujf sml Sataeiay. ea.:il��e st r*lt.>t I "
4m*- ��ih and Kaaki,a����l aH ��s�� ��*>4r.i��
i.K'Hu.:   ALASAnOAM.thm'l Ug-
P. o It.,t it*. Kaattp.Hr
Taking effect 1 00 rt'cloek a. m
Sept I, um, I-teclHo or tiOth Mark!
Un time.
Subject to ohanpe without notice
Arrivs. �� *��� P ��
������     a ie    ������
'      a 10
���       l to     ���
I .��
I��*svr  S ��i A M KA��|.,
"   n M ������ *��iftt r.prk
"  S ia " m.mule's
"|��(0 ������ IVhiK �������**'
���ions    ���' |fc.���r|���as
" to r�� ������ M, llwn
" K����l " r sir Jmteiron "      I t%
srr. 10 AA ������ Sandon l-Hive 1 r��    *
OOllT   IJXK.   *
l^ave. Mom am - Manrlmp -  Arrtta, HJSa.m
_���      ir I"  ������ Vfitxiy Ji|iitt|��ii tm*att, l\ A' * ����
Arrive, ti.sS ������    ��.   Only   ~ ������    ||,.iftan��
Tn-Sr Mngrr.
oa) r. copkimni),
War tttms mproad aad si��amshl|> llrkais ir
and fepm sit paints, apply ��..
a CAMPBFU^        Affont, Sandon. The PAysTKEAK.
Tracel in Kootenay.
ie  railway   companies   having
licction* into tbe  Kootenay  dis-
are  looking:   forward   to an
|ve  business as soon  ss spring
pa, says  the Toronto (2lobe.   A
it many inquiries have already
sn received by people who intend
Imrtorhat country.   While  it is
expected that there wilt  he such
ish as when   the   Kossland boom
on,   still  a steady   passenger'
i flic is looked   for ward to.   Many
?tlic inquiries  received  are from
ople who extact to leave about the
Iddlt of  February, and  these in-
ide enquiries   from  clerks   and
cbauicn ot all kinds who are going
in  search   ot  work,  although
ne of them Irave already secured
luations. - (Juite a iruurU'r of peo-
e who have been in the K��*>u*nay
r the past two or three years,are
>w sending for relatives and friends
i join them.   The movement st the
resent time* is rather light.   Whole-
lie  houses  tu   Toronto,   I<ond��ir,
lonttviil and Uairiiiton aru sending
it travellers, but  the orders have
yet commenced  to come down
ist.   Tire furniture factories in On*
irio are counting this spring  upon
sayy oiders aud are making pro*
irations for-them.    There is prac-
illy no Klondike business offering
md the railways are not looking tor
Telephone Business.
The most wonderful chapter In the
llstor y of A met icmt eiitorf-rie ",>ays
Ihe Boston Post, is that which tolls
re story of lire development of 4hc
���Icplione business.
It is all a growth of less than a
pisiur of a century. When the
.iitcrican Hell Telephone Company
bolt the business of the National ln-il
"deplume Company, in 1880. a considerable start bad been made.
(There were then, in the entire country, 88,316 milt* of wire, and U2,09fj
instrument*, irr use. To day, only l\i
years later, there are nearly lKXi,0Q0
miles of wire and more than 1,000,000
instruments in use. The number of
aubscriliers has doublet! in ihe {Mist
live year**, as has the. number of persons enrrdoyed snd tbe number ot exchange connections in the ITnited
States is now about 2,700,0(1) daily,
or at the rate of more than tOO.000.
000 irr a vear.
A Large Com Pasture.
The X. I. T. ranch, in the extreme
northwest corner of the Panhandle
of Texas, the largest ranch in tbe
Wm hi, has an area of ftOOO square
miles. It* herds ot cattle aggregate
120,000 head, besides 1500 horses,
andthe.es It crop ih lrfc��7 exceeded
81,000 bead. Surprising as it may
seem, all tlte work on the ranch is
done by 125 men, one man to cverv
21,000 acres.
Still Another Trust.
Chicago,  Feb. 4.���The Post today
ffives its readers news of tha latest
irdustriol combination. The paper
states that firms producing 95 per
cent of cast iron pine, etc., in the
country are to consolidate under the
name of the United States Cast Iron
and Foundry Company, with a capital of 125,000.
ns. ��� Alaska, South Africa and Cripple Creek have had their share and
now the British Columbia rr and
American gold fields are the scene of
action and investment tor the monev
powers. The gold fields of the feireat
northwest have been compelled to
await a long time, for it takes excitement of great properties to attract
money quick. Monev, ever timid,
wil! fly away at the least breach of
confidence, and is prone to hesitate
and meditate, before seeking new
fields of action. The great money
powers ot the world are concentrating now in the two corners of the
two great North American nations.
It is not throngh any sudden boom,
but through the steady development
of the country and tlie opening up of
great mineral wealth.
The richness of some of the leading
copper urines of take Superior is
indicated by tlio fact that seven of
the larger mines, whose shareholders
have been assessed since the beginning of the enterprises about $4,-
300,000, have returned in dividends
to the shareholders a total ot over
$80,000,000. One concern capitalized
at the market value of Its shares
"That Miss Blimber to whom you
just introduced me seems to have
some funny ways."
"Yen, she has."
"A moment ago I saw her holding
young Sprigging' hand, and her lips
were moving as if she were counting
"Ye*, I noticed that."
' 'A moment later she put her hand
to old Mr. Rogers' forehead and then
gave it two x*r three gentle pals.''
"Yes, 1 noticed that, too."
Assessment    Act    and    Provincial
Revenue Tax Act.
The Rothschilds are with us, says
''Stocks" of Spokane. The eyes ot
the money power of tbe world are on
SorirK i. hereby given in accordance with
tbe statute*, that Provincial Revenue Tax
ami all Taxe* levied meter the Assessment
Act, an'now due for the year ISM. Alt tbe
above-named taxes collectible within tbe
We*t Kootenay District. Nelson Division, are
uayaMe at my office, Kaslo.
Assessment Tax*., are collectible at the
followimt rates, via:
11 paid on or Ipefor* tlie Suth of June, IPSO.
Thrwe-nfth.�� of one per cent on Real Property.
Two an<l one-half per cent on assessed value
ol Wild Und.
One-hair of one per cent on Personal Property.
Ou so much of the income as exceeds one
thousand dollar*, tha fallowing rates, name,
ly. upon Much tsetse ef income when the same
i. not more than ten thousand dollars, one
per oent; When such excess is over tan
���hoiiiooid dollars and not more than twenty
thousand dollar.*, one and one-quarter of one
par cent: When ��och excess is over twenty
thousand dollar*, one nnd one-half of one per
If paid on or after tst of July, lftto i
Pour-tilths of one per cent on Real Property
Three per ceut on the assessed value of Wild
Three-fourths of one percent on Personal
On so much of the Income of any person as
exceeds one thousand dollars, the following
rates, namely, upon such excess when the
wame is not more than tan thousand dollars
one and one quarter of one par eent; When
the excess is over ten thousand dollars and
not more than twenty thousand dollars, one
and one half of one par oent; When such ex*
cess Is over twenty thousand dollars, one and
three quarters of one per oent.
Provincial Revenue Tax. three dollars per
capita.        .
Assf-saoa and (X>m.kctos.      I
Kaslo, B. B., ttrd of January, isw.
������And right after that I saw her
backing little Willie Jones up in the
corner, and he was sticking out .his
tongue at her. What in the world is
the matter with tbe girl ?"'
"It's easily explained. She was
sn amateur hospital nurse, you
know, and can't get over tbe habit."
Anv man knows what the girl who
doesn't tbink talks about, bnt it's
impossible for him to discover what
tbe girl who doesn't talk thinks
Miners and Prospectors.
��� If you want to save your
money leave your  order
:   Plain
sewinG   :
and              .
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Atlantic Steamship   Ticke
to and from European points via Canadian and American lines. Apply
for sailing dates, rates, tickets and
full information to airy C. P. Ry
agent, or
C. P. R* Agent, Sandon.
WM. ST1TT, Geo. S. S. Agt.,
WiU be at tha Hotel Balmoral
ones a month.
You cannot find
any better goods
than toe can shoto
you. Remember
this when you
toant a good suit
of clothes.
J. R. & D. Cameron.
BON6AR0 k PIECKART, Proprietors.
The First Class
Hotel of Oody.
kUtas:  Sr.uOper dny.
Special Bates by tha Weak.
Canadian Pacific Ry.
Soo-Pacific Line.
The Paat sa* Saperior Service Boats
To Eastern Si
European Points.
To   Pacific    Coast,   Alaska,
China,   Japan*  and   Australian
Baggage Checked to Destination
and Through Tickets Issued.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke:
Daily to St. Paul.
Monday for Toronto.
Thursday for Montreal and Boston.
Daily to Points reached via Nakusp.
Daily excepting Sunday to Points, reach
ed via Rosebery and Slocan City.
Daily Train.
9:00 k    Ive. SANDON ar.     16:55 k
(Until Further Notice')
Ascertain BATES and full information by
addressing nearest local agent, er
Agent, Sandon.
Dist. Pass. Agt., Tra-. Paaa. Act
Vancouver, Nelson.
Ba sure  that your ticket reads vie tha
Supreme Court
In tha Supreme Court, held in Nelson thia week, the case of Ryan vs.
McQuillan was heard on Monday.
This is a suit to adverse the  Lillie
mineral claim by the Province min
oral claim. The defendant alleges
that the ground covered by tha Province claim was located previously
by the Grizzly mineral claim, while
tha plaintiff contends that the <��ri__ly
claim waa never a valid location as
its discovery posts were within the
previously located and valid mineral
claim, Chatham. Several witnesses
wars examined and after the arguments of the counsel judgment was
reserved. F. L. Christie, Sandon,
Sandon, for the plaintiff, and J. L.
K.. Abbot, Rossland, for the defend-
and. Tha Lillie is a North Fork
Judgemnt was given on the case
on Thursday. By the decision the
case was dismissed as against both
parties under section 11, Mineral Aet
Amendment Act, 1898, without costs
against either party, on the ground
that the overlapping of the Province
claim had not been proven sa the
claim had never been surveyed.
Schonberg vs. Holden was called
on Friday. This Is a ease effecting
the ownership of a mining property
adjoining tbe Two Friends, snd has
been in litigation for some time.
Turner arae out With Hia Mitt*
Victoria, Feb. 7.���A sensations I
feature of the criminal libel proceed
iiigs instituted against Walter C.
Nicbol by ex-Premier Turner and ex-
premier of tbe council, Mr. Pooley,
waa tbe introduction of evidence
tnken by a commission in Ixwidon in
which the directors and secretaries of
various campanies with which the
names of Pooley and Turner were
connected. Nichols testified that
Messrs Turner snd Pooley received
money and shares of stock in addition
to salaries for holding positions on the
advisory boards of the companies.
The original checks were produced,
showing that certain moneys bad
bean paid.
Bob Wouldn't Vote.
Victoria, Feb: 7th. ���There was a
spirited debate in tbe house today
over Joe Martin's queen's counsel
bill. The Dominion appointed these
until recently, when it was decided
that the provinces had the power.
The attorney-general now intends to
K>hibit Q. C"e. appointed by the
minion to wear the silk gown. A
storm of protests has been raised,,but
the bill went through Its second read*
lag. R. F. Green left the house
rather than vote. Martin proposes
to oppoint only two queen's counsels
a year.
Hot Timaa lo Kelson.
Tbe Nelson campaign Is getting
quite warm. Nominations took place
yesterday. Betting Is even op. One
main not contains fl,000 and there
are innumerable side bets. Tbe
Tribune, in sizing up the situation
promises Hume a majority of 150,
and can see no recommending characteristics In the opposition candidate except a yearning desire to
become a legislator and a faculty for
obtaining Crown grants on tbe European plan. Home, on the other
band, is qualified by Farwell's organs, tbe Miner and Economist, as a
spinelees chess-piece io the hands of
British Columbia's new Cfear, J<*
Martin, and is also saddled with the
blame of the alien bill which ia becoming very unpopular In the Kootenay.
Mall Serclca for Bast Kootenai*.
Beginning on Monday two mails'a
week will leave via Nelson for points
on tbe Crows Nest Pass railway.
The davs of departure from Nelson
will be'Mondavs and Fridavs: the
davs of arrival Tuesdays and Bator-
days. The following sre tha names
of the post offices on tha wail and of
the route: Moyea, Swansea, Cranbrook and Fort Steele. Craston Is
not yet a post office, but a private
sack will be dispatched for that
Horn the Coal Combine Perje Ita
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 7���The negroes
whose importation from Alabama
caused the battle at Virden. III., a
few months ago, in which several
miners were killed, are freezing and
starving In a graders camp on the
the Mobile A Ohio railroad, near
Cshokia. Their condition is so desperate that st a meeting of the He.
Clair county bnard of supervisors,
Supervisor,. W. Droit, of Cshokia.
asked that relief be extended by the
county. Unaccustomed as they are
to cold weather and very thinly clad,
their condition ia pitiable.
Methodist Church :���
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Regular services to-morrow at 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Divine service will be held in Virginia Hall at 7:30 p. ni. Rev. J. A.
Cleland, Minister.
To what do you attribute vour
success In politics, Mr. Boss Talk ?"
"Well, you know," replied that
great statesman, "1 waa fortunately
born wealthy."
From Whitewater.
For the week ending Feb. 10th.
Whitewater 32 tons.
Jackson 17
Bell 15
Total 64
Prom McGuigan.
For the month of January.
For the week ending Feb 10tb.
Great Western 33 ions.
Dardanelles 19
Rambler 15
Prom Sandon.
Over the K. ft S. for the week end-
Ing Feb. 10th.
Payne 50
Last Chance 40
Reco 20
Ivanhoe 40
For the week over the C. P. B.
Payne 800 tons.
Table Novelties.
Unequalled for Variety aid Purity. J
Hotels. Mines awl Families will find it to their si
ventage tn see these new geatfe to all lines mmm
purchasing elsewhere.   Mall Orators will recer**
 _s iiii _��_a  -mm ���^s_ ��� �����_a ������ ������ ��� - . __ ....
Sandon, B.C.
Seasonable  Goods.
We are now showlitf a line of HOCKEY SKATES
the strongest and best.
5PRIN0 SKATES, various styles and pattern*.
SLEIQH BELLS, nickel and gilt bells on strap*
Also the celebrated JONES ALL STEEL SNOW
A  full line of LAMPS and  LANTERNS in stock
H. BYERS & Co.
If you do not know that I carry the finest line of
*n the Slocan, call in and see my stock of Hamilton High
Grade Watches, also Hampden, Waftham, etc.
fetftfMata Sascrslrysad a% work man mud
Q. W. GRIMMETT. Jeweller and Optician
n. l. QRinnETT
Notary Public,
Sleighs, Gutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
NsaSeaartats tm Mlaars.
Wall aSasaaS bet la ttastaUsa
What tlaaa ataaauaaSallaas   BsarS by
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
SANDON, �������� c'


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