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The Paystreak Feb 25, 1899

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J.Coles lived In  Winnipeg
ten years.
fne stock is quoted at $1.80 on
*tto market.
Irlie Hammond returned from
carnival at   the rink  last
{was largely attended.
isley  Walton  returned   from
tnd Wednesday evening.
and Mas. Jas.  Valla nee sre
��� a holiday trip to Nelson.
ive King Is laid up at the
I with an affection of the lungs.
_. Meadows, cigars and station-
las closed up business in White*
_rt   Williams,    tire    McGuigan
|er, Iras taken bis outfit to New
_&k Seottv" is in Glasgow,
land, telling the folks ali about
C. McCrae returned Tuesday
j an extended visit to lib home
Ltrkdale, Ont.
.Odium, travelling correspond-
for tbe Vancouver World, paid
ion a visit this week.
lie King was in town Thursday
Friday on his way to Kaslo after
ling a holiday lu Ulgary.
The Roeeland Hockerj Teem ia not
Fast Enough Yet
At Harris    1
fWm. Cliffe
ie ladies of the*
ircli served a lunch
lia block after the
in the Vir-
carnivul last
lohn Williams,   formerly  of Mc
jlgan, has opened a cigar business
Frank LoCasto's old stand ii{New
i ver.
|A social dance  was given in Vlr-
hall after the hockey match on
iv evening.   The attendance
not largo.
curling bonspiel was recently
ia Scotland at which 1800 men
pert They must have had a
tine to Kilmarnock.
The silver cup won by tlie Sandon
liar Hockey ten to at the Kossland
lival Is on exhibition in the win-
of MoQueens drug store.
I. Harris gave an exhibition of
fcy skating in the rink Thursday
moon.    A   mile  race  between
er Cliffe, Virgil Pownell arrd Al
was won by Harris.   McKin
A Crawford woo the double race.
Ole Oleson Company will be
leer's Opera House on tlie 2nd,
land 4th of March with the laugh-
miody that has been so popular
Eastern States.   They have a
compsny and 'Ole Oleson"
le done Impartial justice in all
hud Mrs. Hawke have the
ithvofthe community  in the
their baby boy who died on
Slast, and was buried in the
surer cemetery on Wednes-
The parents wish to express
thanks to tbeir msny friends
ie tokens ot sympathy extended.
, W. Carney
LW. Cliffe
W. Crawford
Roy Fsrricr! F .
JackKae     f*orwanl
F. Megans  J
Elgin Farrier   Point
V- Pownell Cover Point J. Crawford
J. Donahue      Goal      E. Crawford
Dr. J. P. Young. Referee.
The game Wednesday evening between the junior teems of Rossland
and Sandon was the fastest hockey
that has ever been played in San*
don. The Rossland boys, eager to
avenge tneir former defeat, made a
beautiful attempt to vanquish their
opponents of the Silver City, and go
home laden with honors won in a
distant land. But their best efforts
were unavailing.   Sandon's juvenile
Kodigies, although much their jnn
*s in weight and years, were their
seniors  in  all  that  pertains to the
science of hockey.
The puck was faced off at 8 o'clock
and fast playing was in order from
the tern-loose The 'Sandon boys
kept the puck dribbling around in
the neighborhood of the Rossland
goal all through the first half. Hood
scored the first goal for Sandon inside
of ten minute. After thst our boys
had it all their own way for a few
minutes, and shot in goals with a
rapidity and regularity that must
have been perfectly ennervattng to
the Rossland boys. The combination work of the Sandon forward*,
was simply beautiful and showed an
ability much beyond their years.
Young Hood, who is the natural embodiment of greased lightning on
skates, made some rapid transfers
that were startling to the Kossland-
era. Jack Crawford has a kind of
sarcastic way of reminding strangers
that he is in the game, and one youth
from the hard rock country got a
gentle tip that landed him away
over in a dark corner. Where there
is only room for one Jack usually
gets the place���even if it's the only
one on the farm.
Tbe Rossland boys, although fas*,
skaters snd good individual players,
had no corrrhrnation at  all and los
the gstne by bunching up  in every
Had it not been for the good playing of Jack Donahue in the Kossland
goal the visitors would bave been
snowed under. At the end of the
first half the score stood 6 to 2 in favor of Sandon.
During the interval between the
first and second half the Sandon
Brass Band enlivened tbe audience
with tbe entrancing strains of "All
Coons Look  Alike  to Me. Liza
Jackson" and the Canadian national
anthem "Take Your Clothes and Go."
In the second half the boys from
the gold country pot up a much better game, while the Sandon boys
fell off a little. Hood kept up his
lively work all through and made
innumerable shots at goal, but Dona-
hire understood his business an J only
two scored! The Rossland boys also
succeeded in making two scores, Al
Harris making a picturesque run
right down the rink to the Sandon
goal just two minutes before time
was called, making the score 8 to 4
for Sandon.
The rink was peeked and great
enthusiasm was msnifested throughout tne game. Rossland as well as
Sandon hsd a large number of admirers among the audience and was
loudly applauded when a good play
was made.
The Rossland boys are a pleasant,
gentlemanly, sportsman-like lot of
young athletes, and white they did
not win the game tbey won the kindly regard of all who saw them play.
They will ever be welcome visitors
to our city, no matter what their
mission may be.
Shinney on tine Ice.
On Thursday evening at 8:30 in
tbe Sandon rink one of tbe most remarkable interpretations of hockey
yet perpetrated on an unsuspecting
public was sprung on tbe innocents
of Sandon. After the educating influences of the junior match this one
wss particularly grotesque.
The pock was weed off at 8:30 and
one-fifth of a second later all hands
were in the middle in a scrimmage.
The scrimmage lasted ontil the end
of the game. Kaslo played a rocky
game, but for the first little while
Sandon played worse. Inside of ten
minutes tlie puck wandered into the
Sandon goal and Kaslo cheered
Three minutes Ister Sandon made a
goal and everyone cheered. From
that out tbe play was fast and furious. Each team played indiscriminately for the other end of the rink.
Rules were at a discount and combinations considered superfluous.
McVichie fell down 47 times inside of
15 minutes, and never lit twice in the
I same place. Andy Grierson saw the
puck three times that he remembers
of. Conneley snd Frost, the Ksslo
champions, played shinney like they
used to in Cobokonk. Jack Craw
ford left Sam Hunter piled up in.a
hole ih the wall and Bert Dill got>o
well posted that his bumps would
lead a phrenologist to believe that
his wife used a rolling pin to enhance connubial felicity. Oh! it
was a warm game.
At the end of the first half the
mud Haters were astonished to find
that they bad five goals, while the
cliff-dwellers only hsd three.
During the 10- minute pause the
smoke cleared away and off they
went again. This) time it was for
gore. McVichie continued his tactics, plsving on his hands and knees.
Bob Hammond shot a goal from
somewhere nesr the other end.
Birchal! played forward, while Hood
took his place in goal, and made
some grand stand runs The Sandon boys crowded the Kasloites into
corners and dark alleys snd made
snother goal, which evened tne
score. At the call of time it stood 5
to a, and both sides seemed satisfied
to quit.
A sort of aftermath will be arranged to take place in Kaslo at an early
date under the auspices ot the Vic
torian Order of Nurses.
A reward of $50,000 will be offered
by the Humane Society for the apprehension and conviction of tbe
parties_who told McVichie that be
knew something about hockey.
As a matter of charity the names
of the players are suppressed.
Citq Council.
At the regular meeting of the City
Council on Monday evening, sfter
reading the minutes, etc., the city
solicitor was instructed to secure an
opinion of tbe attorney general on
the matter ot paying for fire hydrants.
On motion it was decided to retain
the use of toe city offices on the ssme
terms as last year, and the street
lighting was contracted tor at tbe
same rate as heretofore.
Tbe bylaw to exempt the Ruth
Mines concentrator was put through
three readings.
The Road Tax bylaw was slso
read a first, second and third time.
On motion of Aid Atherton, seconded by Aid Buckley, it was decided to'dispone with tbe services of
tbe night-watchman.
The^nayor and chief of the fire
department were instructed to purchase hose and apparatus for the fire
department, not to exceed 1700.
At an adjourned meeting on Wednesday afternoon the Road Tax bylaw was finally adopted.
Cottons Idee of Finance.
Slocan, in the estimates, is awarded $15,000 for roads, bridges and
trails. The minister of finance has
recommended raising the mineral
tax to 2 per cent. At the present
rate of production this will amount
be about f 12,00J for the Payne alone.
The Payne. Last Cbanoe, Ruth, Star,
Reco and Idaho mines will, by a 2
per cent, tax, pay enough to cover
all government expenditure for tbe
Slocan, including appropriation, administration of justice, school maintenance and everything else.- What is
our munificient and benificient government going to do with tbe remaining rAOOO or 130,000 that it wilt
collect in this district? Is Bob Green
mesmarrzed or only asleep down at
Victoria ? Is this what Cotton meant
when he spoke of keeping the expenditure within the revenue?
Where is this Slocan country at, anyway ?
A Good Shorn.
The Metropolitan Opera Company
gave an excellent performance in
Spencer's hall on Wednesday evening. The bill, which was announced
as "The Chimes of Normandy," was
changed at the last minute to 'The
Mascott" on account of tbe illness ot
the leading lady.
The music was good and the work
of the comedians was excellent. Only
a good orchestra and respectable
stage fittings with a temperature
ranging slightly above frigidity it
needed to make this company what
its name would Imply���metropolitan.
A full boose greeted their appearance and general satisfaction wss expressed. The Metropolitan compsny
will return in about four weeks and
no doubt will play to good biz.
i. The Paystreak.
W.  McCune, the   Peyne Mine
Millionaire Accused of
Salt Lake, Feb. 19.���The legislative bribery investigation committee
has addressed a letter to Representative Law asking him to make a
written statement of bis bribery
charges and furnish a copy to Mr.
McCune, and also to present the
charges in writing to tbe committee
at 9 o'clock tomorrow. Mr. McCune
has also been notified to appear before the committee at the same time
and present his defense to the
charges. Both sides are allowed
counsel. It is understood that McCune has engaged as his attorneys
ex-Senator Brown, Judge Dixon and
Vancot: Thurman. David Evans of.
Ogden will be one of the attorneys
for Representative Law.
The Great Payne Mine.
(Toronto Globe of February 14th.)
The stock of the Payne Mining
Company of British Columbia, Limited, was listed on the Stock Exchange yesterday and on the local
Mining Exchange. The report of the
companv, fi*om its commencement
until April 30, 1893, shows almost
unprecedented success. During thb
period there were mined and shipped
to smelters 17,463 tons of ore, which
yielded 1,831,1500 ounces of fine silver
and 17,786,003 pounds of lead, and
netted the company $975,932.45. The
profit and loss account showed a
credit balance of ��627,089.42, of
which amount 9550,000 in dividends
bad been paid, leaving a balance on
hand of $77,083.43 in cash and book
accounts. The company had thus
paid in dividends more than 60 per
cent, of its receipts, over and above
the purchase price of the mine, all
improvements and the cost of operation. Since the fire which occurred
at the mine in April, 1898, improvements have been made which simplified the work in? of the mine. The
total average receipts per ton ot ore
worked was $56.51, which was dis
posed of in such a wsy as to leave an
average undivided surplus of $4.41.
The mines were owned and worked
from October 1896 until April 1897
by Messrs. A. W. McCune, Scott
Macdonald and W. L Hoge, under
the name of tbe Payne Mine Company, and from April 1897 until tbe
present by the Payne Miuing Compsny, to whom the former owners
turned over 185,000, all. tbe profits
realized during their management,
after deducting costs of operating and
the amount paid for the property.
Following is a statement of the dividends paid since April 30, 1898 :���
April, 1898, ��50,005; May, $25,000;
June, 825,0X1) July, $25,000; August, 825,000; September, $50,000;
October, $50,000; November, $100-
000; December, $50,000; January,
1899, $25,000; February, $25,000.
The Dlecocerer of Slocan ie Still id
the Lend of the Liolng.
Reliable parties resident in Edmonton, N.W.T., state that the reported
death of Ell Carpenter, the discoverer of the mineral wealth of Slocan, is
not true. Eli is expected to torn up
in the spring with either news of another big strike or with a large bundle of the finest furs.
Steoe Bailey in Luck Again.
Nelson, Wash., Feb. 17th.-WhiIc
working in the drift on the Lena on
Wednesday last, S. S. Bailey encountered a ledge of magnificent cop
Kr sulphide ore. Three feet hss
en gone through, with no hanging
wall yet insight, Specimens brought
into town from the claim show rich
in copper, with seams of bismuth and
telluride throughout the mass. Samples have been taken for assay, from
which no returns have as yet been
Gold Bricks from the Lake of the
Tbe Rat Portage Miner says :���
The Sultana brought In bricks
about $1,200 worth, two weeks ago,
and another lot was brought In Men-
day from the same mine. The Mikado sent in three big bricks that
arrived Wednesday night, and which
were said to be valued at $11,500.
These figures, however, are not official, and the real value of the bricks
may be more or less. It is known,
however, that the mine management
lately received a gold brick mould
from the States of a capacity of 400
ounces, which is pretty good evidence that there is a big lot of gold
coming out of the mine these days.
No Promoters Wanted In Soudan.
The Government of Soudan, that
is, Lord Cromer and Lord Kitchener,
has taken a firm stand in one import
ant particular. Numerous applications have been received from English
company promoters respecting employment of capital in the Soudan,
but all demands for privileges, concessions, etc, are refused. 'The
Soudan," says a semi-official sn-
nouncement, "while it may be offer*
ing a field for mere explorers, cannot
for a considerable period, with its
poverty and scarcity of popuistion,
return a profit upon important amounts of capital. Meanwhile, however, company promoters may,
during the present sanguine state of
feeling in England about the Soudan,
reap profits at tbe expense of the
general public."
A Chinese Idea of Prospecting.
All around Chao-tung lies abundance of silver, coal snd iron, but
the Chinese bave very primitive
ways or getting the minerals. They
admit foreigners are the best at that
kind of thing, because they have the
power of seeing under-ground.
Some years ago two Japanese came
to the city exploring for silver. The
authorities wanted to test their pow-
ere. They buried some silver ingots
on the parade ground. Then they
took the Japanese a wslk thst wav
"Is there any silver about here r*
they asked . "No," said tbe Japanese, 'this is not the kin J of soil In
which silver is found."
Then the buried metal was pro-
duced from under their very /eet
amid the loud hilarity of all Celestisl
officialdom, since which time the
Lhao tungese have had a prodigious
contempt for foreigners,
Mamma���It is very naughty to tell
lies Eva. People who tell lies don't
go to heaven.
Eva-Did you ever tell a lie mam-
me ?
Mamma���No, dear, never.
Eva-Won't you be fearful lonely
in heaven, mamma with only Geonro
Washington ? J *^-wgo
i ���_/���_/ **_r -_/���*_/ _UL**_L_t__U:
*    Billheads.
Labor Receipts.
Time Checks.
Etc.. Etc.,
Etc., Etc
>7v*7v*7r**7v*7v-^v*7T* THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, FEBRUARY 25, 1899.
it or Good Management Rains Many
��� Mtu**.
ie question is often asked:   "What
most  amnion cause of failure in
lingV'      "he majority of answers
iblysrs:   "Want of a good mine
rhieh to work," says Uie Mining and
sntiftc Press of San Francisco.   Bot
who is s close observer snd has ob-
red tbe methods of mine management
lany regions might question whether
stter answer might not be:   "Want
mine management."   So many
moss are remembered where failures
be attributed to this cause alone
It the answer is at least worthy of
is iteration.
ul management takes snch a multi-
le of shapes thst it is almost impoasi
to describe it, unless it is described
the general term "ignorance of minus constant form is seen in the
iting of  ore.   A   general proof   of
facts is found   in  hundreds of ore
imps which bave been hand sorted
ir and over st a profit, and there are
itidreds yet untouched that will pay
Mulsotne returns.   There is an old say
that a workman can be known by
chips, and with equal truth it can be
id a had mine manager can be known
his dumps.   One thing that it indis-
��nsihle to a mine manager is an spprt-
ttion  of the necessity of thoronghl)
h<let-standing the nature and value of
Ih ore.   He may not be able io under*
md the ore himself, but if he appre
lates  its  importance   he can employ
>int*one who does understand it to Uke
large of tlie netvsimrv work.
The world sees the evidence of east*
the dumps thst lie on the surface, bur
here is s still greater source of waste
list is hidden team the public in the
ark sropes uf ihe mine.    Kverv niin/
Ini.ws how otUMi  the   ore   is   knocked
lown in the *io|M>* and rin*re porially
>rle<l, Hint the PMii'jwpwd waste led upon
Bit* stalls.    If or* sorted in the dsy light
mm   much   of (is   stdttS in the waste,
rhai is the loss lit*M��* to be in the dark.
arrow nu��l cramped slopes!   Who thai
competent tn hund-sort ore gives, in
lie _'��*;U up joiiry oi insranct-s. sny sr
���i ti..M iu this 'portion of rhe work ?
As a rule the miner is allowed to have
In. own sweet will in this labor, and bi*
|wu sweet will ia too often to da thai
Ihfeh is easiest inaread of thst which r��
it.   Thia is but one kind of waste, ami
M commonest one, of bail management.
Biers scon's might bs mentioned.    It i-
ot all mines that require toeeooetanf
��rvice�� of an aasayer, bur a g<a����l m��n>
bore titan receive them do require them,
bin would Snd them tin- most voluablt-
If nil |MMMihle investments.
In the report oi tne Chief Commission
jer of Lands nnd Works, for the year
J1W8, the amount of work done in the
SI.nan and Sloesn t'ity Mining Divis
[ionsby the Governments is stated n>
follow t��:
Cody creek trail (extension of south
fork o'f ('nrpenter creek trail). An appropriation of $500 was made by the
Government for this rra.ll, wbiehlsrtj
miles in length, ami is a rerygood trail;
it now lucks about 1 mile to reach the
head of the creek.
New Denver streets. One street was
graded and gruhhed (Kildsre) for a
distance of '2*vi yanls; 90,000feet of lutn
ber was purriinsiHl: a sidewalk wa*
constructed rIoiii; Slm-nti avenue ton
feet; Kildarc stieet, junction of Slocun
and Sixth streets, for 200 feet; at the
eml of Sevonrh street a junction was
made, and nt the ond of Sixth streets
junction was made for UK)feet; the side
walk on Seventh Street was eonst ruct-
ed, and the street graded to enable n
wagon to miss, for lfiO feer ; consldera*
able grndtmr in levelling rhe road in
principal street, and a pitch hill was
made more easy of access.
New Denver-Three Forks wagon
road. An allowance had previously
been made for the construction of this
road; a further errant of $3,000 was
made by the Legislature, the road previously constructed being narrow; much
more rock was encountered than was
expected by the contractor, and the
canyon being narrow, much side-hill
cutting was required, the steep grade
necessitated big cuts: distance. 5|
miles; 2J miles being more or less rock;
there were no bridges constructed.
New Denver-Si I verton wagon road.
A grant in aid of this road had already
been made, and an additional SI,000
was set apart by the Government for
the purpose of transforming this road,
constructed in the first place wide
euough tor a sleigh, into a wagon road.
The road bed was widened to 10 feet
The distance is 4 miles. There were 75
yards of rock work done.
North fork of Carpenter creek trail
Three hundred dollars was expended in
improving, the trail   previously constructed,  for a distance of 3"miles
There is now a very good trail for that
BU verton wagon road. This road had
already been constructed. A grant of
S4,(sro was made for improvement, the
former road being too narrow and the
banks in places too precipitous; numerous slides had filled in the road; a
great deal of ci ibbiug has been done,
the banks being very steep; distance, 9
miles; the canyon being narrow a great
deal of rock had to be removed. Built
3 hridges
Trail to California mine- A grant of
ft "si was made to improve this trail a
distance of rt$ miles, which was expended in widening the switchbacks.
Wilson creek trail. This trait wa��
built by Mr. A. H Blumeuauer up
Wilson creek for 3J miles.
sjjocan cirv minis-. �� in vision.
North fork of Ten Mile creek (Slocan
lake) trail. Cleared forest, 4 miles, 12
feel wide: grubbed, 8J miles. 3 feet
wide; graded. 8J miles. 3 feet wide;
excavated rock, 150 yards, 4 feet wide.
2 feet deep: tilled hi, 50 yards, 4 feet
wide, 8 feel deep: built 8 culverts, 3
feet hv 4 feet bv I feet; built I bridge.
20 feet by 0 feet bv 2 feet.
Bridge across Slm-an river at Slocan
City    1 his is now under process of con
���traetlon, and   wilt   he  for  foot   pas
���angers, and afford ingress and egress
to and from West Slocan
Springer creek wag-ui road.   Forest
cleared, 5.^10 yard*, 20 feet wide: grub
bed, J mile, 12 feet wide; graded, 8j
miles, 9 feet wldet ditched, ������'^ yards,
1.5 feer wide; crihhed, % mile, 12 feet
wide; excavated earth, l5,i��ro cubic
vards*. excavated rock, 2,000 cubit
yards ;4 tilled in. 6.000 cubic yards;
made 7 colverts averaging 2 by 8 feet
hv 4 feel: built 1 bridy-e. HO feet long.
2*p feer trig*-, 16 feet wide; built 1 bridge
80 feet long, 20 feet wide, 40 feet high
i 1 bene figures are roughly approximate
bv estimation, rhe foreman beingaway )
The ruad is constructed almosr entirely
along a steep hill side, south of Springer
creek, and entailed heavy work.
Keep   tha  Money   In   Canada.
Camp Republic-may not be entirely
out the hands of the jawbone miners
who did so much harm to legitimate
mineral enterprise in British Columbia.
If the monev which was thrown away
under the auspices of Toronto morning
papers employed by Spokane mining
brokers had ever been put into Rossland, theie would be, several more pay
ing mines in that camp than there are
now. Bnt the money which eastern
tenderfeet thought they were putting
into mines went to pay hotel bills and
advertising bills, and of the remainder
the Spokane promoters put a great deal
into rheir>skels and very little into the
nros|pects which they capitalised at
fl .000,000 per prospect.
Camp Republic should look to the
wenllv of the United States for money
to develop its resources.    There are just
British Columbia and northwestern Ontario than there ever will be in the
State of Washington, and Canadians who
favor investment in mineral enterprise
had better keep tbeir money for the
development of their own country.���To-
1 onto Telegram.
A  Lucky   Blander.
.___        ^
One of the principal causes of the
prosperity of the Staffordshire pottery
manufacture was the discovery of a
cheap, durable glase. This was entirely
due to the blunder of a servant girl
employed at Stanley farm, near Burs-
lem. She was engaged one day in hest-
idg a solution of common salt, to be
used in curing pork, and during her
temporary absence the liquid boiled
over. The result was that the strong
brine, acting on the almost red-hot
surface of the unglased cooking vessel,
produced a vitreous costing of enamel,
which experiment proved to be impervious to water. The discovery brought
neither profit nor honor to the poor girl
���only a severe scolding. Bat it created
what was practically a new industry,
provided permanent employment to tens
of thousands of artisans, and put millions into the pockets of the master
B. C.   Producing-   ���Unas.
A return was recently presented to the
Legislature showing the amount of taxes
��ud by lode mines on their output
his return for the fiscal vear ending
June 30th, 1898, shows that the Le Roi
headed the list by paying $7,528.45,
against |6,124.92 the previous year. Next
in amount is the Payne, 15,922.56, and
2,409.04 in 1897. Tbe Silver King is
third with $4,411.00 in 1898, and $2,670.10
in 1897. Then follows the Whitewater,
$2,398.28 in 1898; Ruth, $2,273.76; Reco,
$1,378.58; Cariboo Hydraulic, $1,327.67;
Slocan Star, $1,290.93. Theee are all
that paid in excess of $1,000. There are
85 mines that paid less than $1,000, the
chief of which are the Idaho, $898.81;
the Cariboo (Camp McKinney), $840.50;
No. 1. Ainsworth, $573.78; Last Chance,
$541.91; North Star, $531 55; Enterprise,
$191 14; Noble Five, $400.68; Iron Mask,
Good  Little   Iceland.
There is one country in the world,
and probably only one, which gets
along with a single policeman. That is
Iceland is peopled by the descendants
of Vikings, including many famous
warriors and heroes, but they are so
law-abiding that they have no need of
The solitary officer, in spiteof his great
responsibility, has a very easy time. He
is maintained more for ornament and
dignity than for use. The Icelanders
think it would not do to have a capital
without a policeman, and so they keep
The Iceland police force is large in
one sense. Its member is six feet high,
broad-shouldered, and handsomely uniformed.
Sixth street was done, this being tlte aa good  prospects ami more of them in
Charlie was very fond of a hand-organ,
but the greatest charm it poraesssdfor
him was the monkey. 80 the first Sunday he was taken to church he listened
to the organ a few moments, then in a
very audible whisper said to his mother,
"I don't see de monkey."
H. T. Bragdon has taken his stock of
hardware on to Republic, Wash., deeming this a better site than Grand Forks.
Summer Time Card effective Jaae SO, IMS.
Subject to change w-hoat notice.
SpuUi Bound North Bound
Bead down. Bead up.
Train lva Dally, 1.00 pm  Train ar dally 10.50 am
'-." ar ���' S.45pm Train ly " S.M am
-Boat It 3.90 am ���Kaalo��� Boat ar &90 pm_>
2. " 4.90am Ainsworth " 7_i)pm_
-5"     ���*    5.00 am   Pilot Bar "    6.45 pm 3
��      -;    5.90 am     Balfour ��    6.10 pm*
*Boatar6.40 am. Five Mile Pt " 5.88 pmS
* ������ 705am Nekon . "lv 4.45 pm 3
.Train ar 10.06 am Northport Train It 1A5 pm >���
a      "     11 Si am Rossland "   18.05 pm_
4,     "      Siopm   Spokane        "    S-0amo
Read down. Read ap.
Daily train lv 1.00 pm       Daily train ar 10J0 am
Kaslo '
������        ar 3.45pm ������       hr S.OOam
4   Boat lv 5.oo pm MofcT Boat ar 1.00 pm
'���  t5.*opm Ainsworth Boat ar 11.40 pm-
���'   7.00pm Pilot Bay       "     1100 pm?
������ lO.oo pm Koskonook     "      8.00 pm��
" It.oopm Goat River     "      6.00 pm*
1.00am Boundary      "       5.00 pm*,
3 ���
��ry ���  lv ��.oo
Train ar 1.15 pm
*    lv 7-0
*S 5   " ar 8.00 am Bonner's F
>-TrainlTll.40am     "
���*      "    ar S.45 pm Spokane
Commencing Jane 80,1SS8.
On Monday, Thursday and Friday as Alberta
will leave Kaalo 5 p. m. for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,
and Nelson. Leaving Nelson af 8 a. m., Toes-
day, Friday and Saturday, calling at Pilot Bay,
Ainsworth and Kaalo, and aU way points.
P. O. Box IM, Kaalo. B.C.
Taking effect 1.00 o'clock a. m.
Jan. 3, 1899, Pacific or 120th Meridian time.
Subject to change without notice
Leave 8 90 A.M.
Kaalo          Arrive, S 10 P.M
"   8 55    "
South Fork     "
S06    ������
"   ��45    "
Sproute's          "
Whitewatar     "
S10    "
" 10 00    "
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BeaxLaks        "
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McGuigan        "
1 98    *���
���' 10 94     "
Cody Junction "
Sandon          Leev
ltt    "
Art. 10 45    "
all*   M
Leave, 11.00 a.m ��� Sandon ��� Arrive, 11.581
**     11.10 " Cedy Junction Leave, 11.50 a.m
Arrive, U-5 " * - Oody  -        ��*   11-5 a.m
Trafflc Mngr.
For cneap railroad and steamship tickets to
and from all points, apply to
& CAMPBELL*,       Agent, Sandon.
Hunter Bros.
Are selling the choicest
Staple & Fancy Groceries
that can be obtained anywhere. Mail your orders
. if you can't visit our store.
\f   :
The Paystreak.
Is Issued every Saturday iu Sandon, in the heart
of the greatest White Metal camp on earth.
Subscription     - ...     fa.ooayear
Strictly iu advance.
Address: Tea Paysthbak, Sandon, B.C.
If we are to believe one of the
leading* mining journals of London,
the Slocan is about to receive more
attention from that source than it
ever haa in the past Of all the
mining journals of Great Britain, The
Colonial Gold-elds Gazette ia one of
the best. What it thinks of Slocan
will be best made known in its own
"Despite the predilections of the
investing public in regard to gold
mines, tbe silver-lead mines of tne
Slocan district of British Columbia
are steadily gaining in popular
favor. Investors bave at length begun to realize tbe profitable nature
of silver mining under the favorable
conditions which obtain in British
Columbia, and it is an indisputable
fact, that, while many of the leading
silver mines in other parts of tbe
world have ceased to be remunera-
ati ve, in consequence of the low price
of the white metal, the mines of the
Slocan have steadily paid dividends,
and to day are more prosperous than
ever. Large ore bodies and high
values enable the Slocan to continue
on tbe road to prosperity, no matter
how violent the fluctations in the
price of silver may be. Taking
Sandon as the centre of a circle with
a radio-as of two miles, it will be
found that the country contained
therein includes no less than twenty-
two dividend paying mines, the
most prominent ot which aro the
Payne, which is owned by aldose
corporation, is reported to bave paid
its owners in profits during the
season of 1898 a greater sum than
that of every mine put together in
the Rossland district. The Slocan
Star has made a strike In the deeper
levels ot clean ore, the average valne
of which is 95 ozs. of silver per ton
and 72 to 75 per cent lead. The
other dividend paying mines include
the Last Chance, Cariboo Rambler,
Antoine, Surprise, Reco, Rutb, Ajax,
Dardanelles, Treasure Vault Sovereign, Wonderful, R. E. Lee, Ivan
hoe, Sunshine, Idaho, Noble Five,
Noonday, Ajax Fraction, Blue Bird,
and American Boy. The activity
with which mining operations are
being conducted in the Slocan may
be gathered from tbe fact that the
shipments of ore for the six months
ending December Hist 1898, amounted to no less than 17,&5fi tons. The
values of the ore are not yet available, but it is expected that tbe output of silver, which in 1898, amounted
to ��65QC00, will amount to -1,000,000
for 1899.
���'Comparisons, we are told, are
odious, and we have no desire to
extol the merits of the silver-lead
mines of the Slocan to the detriment
of the gold copper mines of Rossland.
What we wish to point out is that
although Rossland properties are the
more fashionable with English investors, the mines ot the Slocan offer
at least equally tavorable opportunities tor profitable investment There
are more shipping mines in the Slocan
than in Rossland, silver-lead mining
around Sandon is much less expensive
than mining in the Trail Creek gold
belt and tbe district is well supplied
with transport and smelting facilities.
In the whole district there is not a
prospect where the surface showing
gave promise of value, that has not
proved profitable under scientific and
energetic development"
In this connection the Nelson Miner
says some things to make us feel good:
'-Slocan never dispaired; it was only
indignant. It need not any longer
even be indignant It is coming to
tbe front again. Tbe mining capitalist is too shrewd a man to allow a
pennyworth ot gold to long blind him
to tbe greater value of two pennies'
worth of silver. There is bound to
be a revival, and it has already set
in, Slocan has entered upon a year
of such prosperity that in a short
time it will forget that it was ever
And in addition to all thb encour
aging matter tbe Pall Mall Gazette
has some interesting correspondence
on the "Silvery Slocan."   It aays in
"Many of the best mines in the
Slocan have passed over to English
companies. Americans have also
secured some promising properties,
but in some instances of very rich
mines the original holders have preferred to stand by the claims that
are fast making them rich. The Slocau Star is tbe show mine ot the district from which It takes its name.
This property, on tbe word of that
never failing authority, Mr. W. A.
Carl) le, has not only paid a larger
amount for dividends than any other
mine in British Columbia, but it has
proved itself to be the largest silver
lead mine so far developed in the
Province. Not even the much advertised Le Roi at Rossland has paid so
much in dividends as the Slocan Star.
* * * * Although the Slocan is
so rich a district and one, too, that
is manv times larger than, say Kent
there are hardly 20,000 people in it
It is not that it is hard to get at for
the means of access and transport are
excellent but the silver-bearing coun
trv has been neglected in the hunt
after gold. The country is traversed
by several branch lines of the C.P.R.
and the Kaslo A Slocan Railway,
recently taken over by the Kootenay
Valley Railway floated In London,
connects Sandon with Kaslo on Kootenay lake. Moreover, last and hand
some steamers run on Slocan lake and
Kootenay lake."
The Pall Mall Gazette Is somewhat
in error in its statement that the Slocan Star is the greatest dividend
payer in the Slocan. According to
better authority the Payne Mine has
paid $1,000,000 in dividends, while
the Slocan Star is credited with only
Art era I   Changes  Proposed   la tbt III 11
to be Passed.
The Attorney-General has introduced
a hill respecting liquor licenses in tha
Legislature, that makes several important changes in the law now in force
It provides that "There shall be a
Board of License Commissioners to be
composed of two persons to be appoint
ep from time to time for each district,
and who shall cease to hold office on the
81st day of December in each year, but
mav be re-appointed The as id office
shall be honorary and without anv
remuneration, except that such commissioners may lie allowed for their travel*
iiiiT and oilier expenses, when obliged
to leave their homes to attend meetings
of the hoard, the sum ot $5 per day and
tht*ir actual railway. ��u*ainboar or stage
fare, or expense* for horse hire.''
"Every application for a license under
this act shall be in the form of Schedule
H hereto, and such application shall lie
lent to the Finance Minister, at tbe citv
of Victoria, along with the sum of flu,
so that it may reach him ou or befi.re
the fifteenth day of May or November
as the case may he ) On receipt of rhe
same, it shall be the duty of rhe Finance
Minister t<> make a receipt iu duplicate
for such SIO, and to send one rnpv
thereof to the applicant, and the other
copy. Along with such application, lo
the Chief Inspecr."
"As soon as possible after ihe fifteenth
dav of May or November (a* the ra*e
may be}, the Chief Inspector shall ad-
rertlse by one insertion hi a newspaper
in each ���ocalitv for which applicatioai
accompanied by said receipt, haw i���.,,n
received by hlrn, or aa near each local,
ity a* possible, a list ol all such sppilcg.
rionsreceived for such locality, showing
the uairteof each applicant. Onsen[hjoq
of lieui.se applied tor and the pla< > ,i��.
scribed with sufficient certainty, to,
jfether with a notice of the time and
place of the meet ing of the Board o(
License Commissioner* to Im* held ���.,
consider such applications; at ;...,?
fourteen day* shall Intervene bet*��,-,.��
the publication of the advert!-.ci-m
and the date of such meeting. A ttoTiea
containing similar informaiion shall be
affixed to the outer door of the building
where the board is So sit. and be test
to the pout master nearest to the proposed licensed premise* to be postal up hi
the iM��stoffice."
"In case any person wishes toappl*
for a license at anv other time than t*
above provided, lie may send to the
Finance Minister hi* application and
���10, a* above provided. Upon receipt
of tbe application and the Finance
Minister* receipt by the Chief lu spec-
tor. be shall calculate the esoense .(
calling tbe board t*yrether, of advent*
ing and of inspection, and he ��h���|
notify the applicant thai bis applies! -n
will not be considered until the am <��mt
so estimated haa been sent to Ihe * ���-,
snee Minister tin this being done, tha
Chief Inspector uball arrange f-r the
���dvertlaemeot of the application, the
inspection of the premlaa*. and the can.
log together of tha board nt as carir ��
dav as pOSdTbiii IO cmnaider Ihe Applies-
Una.       .__��^��____--__
A man suffering etrruetatuigiv fr mi
toothache meets a friend and ' ��� ������:<���
his w��k**.
Friend���Ah, I bad *u*t tsbod ��� I���"'���'<
actio a* yon  yeaterday,   and   I  ��enr
home, and my wife piried me and
ed me. and made pi much of no* thu
ihe >*M hack* disappeared'    Von taks
my tip.
SuUerer���Is ymtr .'wile at bomr> now,
do you think?
Editor \jnwery is etjM*. led to r��*t��rn
from hj* eastern trip In a tew day*
Nelson, B. C, January, m4?    fjL
Copper Ore
Dry Ore
Lead Ore
Purchased and payment made as soon
after the receipt of ore as samples can lie
Quotation- given upon the receipt of
The Hall Mines, Limited
Provides ���m^_^��M��nt ������ewnmi^^ ,,0blic,
HENRY 8��Sf T fW ro0D'8. *^*fW *   tZrieu, THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, FEBRUARY 25, 1899.
7hangra  Itaciomniien<l��*<r  to the _aglala-
turtt by ihe Varanilttaa In tha House.
The Mining Committee in its report
the House recommend a number of
changes in the act but none of a very
radical nature. The committee pro.
That Crown grants of mineral claims
[should show the interest of each grantee
That the time for recording surveys
[of claims under section 127 of tbe mineral act should be extended for another
���year, and that such survey should he
allowed to be utilized at any time within two years of the record.
That the fee provided tor abandonments should be increased from $2.50 to
That, with regard to lapsed_jniners'
certificates, it is recommended that the
hardships involved in these cases may
be obviated to a certain extent bv providing that all miners' certificates
should expire on the aame day, say ou
the 81st of May in each yeaj, persons
taking out licenses for a portion of
the vear paying a pro rata amount ol
the fee; that renewal certiticare* run-
niiur from the 1st of June may be obtained nt sny time; also that any person
who has allowed his miner's certificate
to expire may At any time within three
months After such expiry apply ard gel a
special free miner's certificate upon payment of a sum of #25, the effect of which
sjM'cial free miner's certificate shall he
to revive his title to any claim owned
by him at the time of the expiry of his
original certificate And not since vested
���t) anvone else under the provisions of
the Mineral Act.
i list a person should be entitled to
sue a defaulting co-owner for assessment work.
ll is also recommended thnt the
Metalliferous Mine*. Inspection Act he
amended as follows:
(ai Thnt the slide* now in use in all
shafts beyond loo feet either In* iron-
shod or be made exclusively of light
Iron, ao ah to enable the buckets to
travel easily and without danger of
catching. Manv pieventable Accident*
would thereby 1)0 avoided
'Im'Ihat All herious Accidents in
mines, whether fi,r��l or otherwise, he
imincdinrely report��*d to the inspector,
so that he may investigate the causes
of such accidents at the time and on the
it-) That it Ih* made imperative that
not less than 75 cubic feet of air per
minute for animal or man, be made to
travel through tbe mine.
(d ) Thnt All buildings And boilers And
engine houses and machinery used for
horstlng, where any danger of fire
exists, should Ii* JU*eVted at a distance
of at least riftV feet irom rhe mouth of
rhe shaft
(e | That all .mine-owners keep at
rheir office, nt the mine, a working plan
of nil drifts, levels, inclines and stone**,
which should tie correcred n����t less man
once in every three months. And be
open for inspection hy the Inspector of
Mines, end by Adjoining owners, and for
examination and report of the Inspector
of Mines as to same.
(f) Thnt powder must neither be
stored nor thawed in a mine
In regard to the inflection of Metalliferous Minesa* t, theicommittee reeotn-
ni nds that i
All vertical shaftsof a depth of 50 feet
or more shall be provided with A cross
bead and guides. And such. cross head
.dinll in all cases descend as such shaft is
sunk, so that st no time shall it he at a
greater distance from the bottom of
such sliAft than JV> feet
No stope or drift shAll be carried on
In any sbafr which shall have attained
a depth "of 200 feet, unless suitable pro-
provision shall Iiavo been made for the
(irotectton of workmen engaged therein
>y the coustnretlon of a bulkhead of
sufficient strength, or by leaving115 feet
of solid groiinu between said stupes or
drifts nnd the workmen engaged irr the
bottom of such abaft.
That the following recommendations
be made with regard to the administration of mineral laws :
(1.) That a complete record shall be
kept by the Department of Mines in
Victoria of all free miners' certificates
issued throughout the Province.
(2.) That Provincial land surveyors
shall be compelled to file separate field
notes of each claim.
(8 ) That a copy of all changes in the
Mineral Act passed each session shall be
Kisted at every Mining Recorder's and
old Commissioner's office.
(4.) That steps be taken to arrive at
a clear understanding with the Dominion Government as to the rights of free
miuers locating claims on Indian reserves, and to obtain permission for free
miners, under suitable restrictions, to
work such claim, and to obtain rights-
of-way through Indian reserves for
such miners necessary for the working
of claims.   ���	
Two men are developing the Frisco.
The cold snap forced the owners of
the Mary Durham to quit work, but
now thst the spring weather has set in,
werk has been resumed.
It is understood that tbe January
clean-up at the Cariboo (McKinnev)
mine yielded 127,000 in bullion. This
is st the rate of over'two per oent. per
month on the capitalization of $1,250,000.
Two car loads ot ore have been
shipped this month from the Monitor
mine. Three Forks, to Machester, Eng.,
It will be treated to save tbe sine and
other by-products. A freight rate of
til per ton was secured, and the ore
was shipped via Vancouver and around
the Horn.
Charles Brand, of Silverton, has
transjerred to Win. Hunter and J. H.
Wilson, of the same placeman undivided
one-fourth interest in a group of claims,
com posed of the Colonel Sellers, Senstor
Teller, R. P. Bland. W J Bryan and
Wabash. Thev Are located near the
head of Coffee creek, in the Ainsworth
district, and the consideration named
in the deed t�� $1,750.
It is reported from Nelson that the
Molly Gibson will be closed shortly.
The company has decided upon this
move on account of Ihe litigation it has
been thrust into bv the appeal of Cal-
lennn from the decision of the Supreme
Court in the Action he brought against
the Mollv Gibson Company. Callenan
intends to take the caso to the Privy
Council in London and the mine will be
closed down, pending the final settlement of nil litigation and the decision of
the highest court in the realm as to the
ownership of the property. The company Is now anxious that rhe case should
come before the Privy Council as soon as
oovsible nod i�� quite confident of the result . Assistance will be given Callenan
to hasten the presentation of the case
and if he shows any disposition to quit,
tho companv will' urge tbe anpeAl so
that it mav be finally disposed of and
no further trouble encountered. There
are At present 17 men employed at the
mine  ,
Word from Nelson states that B. R.
Snider and .lames Cook, miners, engaged near Port Hill, were killed on
Mondav under circumstances which
will prohablv remain a mystery They
were working in a cut by themselves
blasting snd no attention was paid to
them by the other workmen in the
vicinitv. About ten minutes after one
of the explosions two Italians passing
the cut found "both men unconscious
and blood flowing freely from wounds
in the head. Thev were taken immedi- \
Atelv to camp where attention was paid
to them, hut Cook died within an hour
After he was found And Snider within
three hours.   Tbe   hitter   came  from
The five members from Kootenay in
the Legislative Assembly should stand
pat on the proposal to change the Sitting
of the supreme court from Victoria to
Vancouver for   all  Mainland   cases.
There is no good   reason for  such
change, and there is no reason why the
members from Kootenay should help
despoil Victoria simply to gratify Vancouver.    While Kootenay is on the
Mainland, its members should not allow
themselves to be used to perpetuate the
feud that has existed for years between
the Fraser , river people and those of
Vancouver Island. The people of Kootenay do not owe Vancouver anything���
more than good will���that is not due
other sections of the Province.   Now is
the time for Kootenay to assert herself,
and show the remainder of the Province
that she is pledged to fair play.���Nelson
The annual meeting of tbe Ruth No. 2
Mining Company was held on February
6th. The old officers were re-elected,
viz.: E. W. Taylor, president, and P.
A. Daggett, Secretary-Treasurer. The
members of tbe new board of directors
are Messrs. H. Louis Bchermerhorn, W.
C. 8tone, J. L. Dunn, D. C. Clark and
Charles H. Preecott.
The secretary reported that the new
capital stock bad been subscribed and
sufficient funds were now available to
warrant the work to begin. The secretary waa authorised to arrange for extending tbe 295-foot tunnel 75 feet. This
is supposed to be of sufficient length to
tap the ledge at a depth of 200 feet,
which, it is thought, will give them shipping ore.   	
When  Nelson   wants anything  it
usually gets it, and it is not backward,
either, in its desire to get everything in
sight. It is now more than probable
that it will get the sampling works that
were to have been erected at Rosebery
bv the Slocan Ore Purchasing Co H.
M. McDowell, the company's representative is now negotiating with the city
for a suitable site with the likelihood
that the erection of the building will be
started a few weeks.
Another car load of brick was sent to
Nelson this week, from the New Denver
Brick Yard
  ...tsssBsmmi   t    .
Headquarters W mining
men. Everything first-
class.    Hates, $2 a day.
J. V. PERKS* Proprietor.
At no time in the history of Revel*
stoke has there been such a demand for
houses. Many people are coming here
from Donald. If there were two dozen
vacant bowea in town to-day they could
all be rented.
���_annfaturers of all���
Syphons, Ginger Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc, Etc
Sandon, S.O.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
If you are-
Call at the
Hotel Ivanhoe.
The pioneer house of the City
First-Class in every particular
R. Cunning, Proprietor.   Sandon
Dealer \y\ MEATS
Belleville, Out.
I   GOT   TO   OO   TO   SCHOOL.
�� ���
rd like to hunt tfau Injuns, 'at roam die boundless plain!
I'd Uke to be a pirate an' plough the ragin*
An' capture some big island, in lordly pomp to
But I just can't be notin', 'cause I got to go to
Most alt great men, so I have read, has been the
ones 'at got
The least amount o' loarain' by a flickerln',
pitch-pine knot;
An' many a dar in' boy like me grows up to be a
An' never mounts  to nothlu V'cauae he's got to
go to school.
I'd like to be a cowboy. an' rope tbe Texas steer!
I'd like to be a sleuth-hound, er a'bloody hue
caneer t
An' leave the foe to welter where their blood had
made a pool;
Bat how kin I git famous ?  'Cause I got to go to
I don't see how my parents kin make the big
O' ketpiu' down a boy Uke me 'at'a got a name
to make!
It an't no wonder boys to bad, an' balky *�� a
mill*? *
Life ant worth livin' if you've got to waste your
time in school.
rd like to be regarded aa "Tha Terror of the
Plains I"
I'd Uke to hear my victims shriek an' clank their
prison chains!
I'd like to face the enemy with gaze serene and
An' wipe 'em off the earth; but, pshaw I  I got
to go to school.
What good to 'rithmetic an' things, exceptin' jest
fer girls,
Br them there Fauntleroys 'at wears their hah* in
twisted curb?
An'if my name is never seen on hist" it's page,
why, you'll
Remember \t it's aU 'cause I got to go to school.
���Nixon Waterman.
Jim  Wardner Adaalta That   He   tons  ��
Wonderfully Good Memory.
The man whom Mark Twain must
have had in mind when be created the
character of Colonel Mulberry Sellers
is in town, says the New York World of
Feb. 3. He is James F. Wardner, familiarly known as Jim Wardner. Towns
have been named after bim in Idaho
and British Colombia.
He is now heavily interested in the
Omilak mines, on Fish river, about 40
miles from Golovin bsy, and 76 miles
from St. Michaels, Alaska.
Mr. Wardner frankly admits he has
done a great deal of romancing in all
parts of the world. Men unacquainted
with him have regarded Colonel Sellers
as the foremost American romancer, but
those who have been fortunate enough
i. to brush against Wardner's brilliant im
agination Know that Sellers was quite
ordinary in his line.
But it is not only as a romancer that
Wardner has gained notoriety. He has
exploited more schemes than any other
man. He has made and lost fortunes,
and is again on ���'he high road to wealth
He exploited the famous Bunker Hill
and Sullivan deal in the Coeur d'Alene
district of Idaho. He established towns
on both sides of the International
boundary line in the far west, and with
the towns came banks, insurance, lumber and mining companies, in all of
which Wardner was president or vice-
president. He often went to a new place
with a shoestring and came back v. ith a
bank roll.
Once he went to South Africa and
tried to control the lumber markets, of
that country with Puget Sound timber.
Out in Kaslo, British Columbia,Wardner supported a church, paying the pastor's salary and other expenses. Soon
thereafter Wardner lost all his money
in a mine in Washington. He communicated the fact to the clergyman
and advised him to resign his charge
and accept a place as chaplain in a western penitentiary. This the minister
did not want to do, but Wardner insisted, and some months later sent to
tbe members of the congregation a letter
over the pastor's signature reading as
"Brothers Snd Sisters: I write to say
goodbye.   I don't belive God loves this
church because nono of you ever die. i
don't think you love each other, because
I never marry anv of you. I don t think
you love me, because you do not pay me
my salary. Your donations are mouldy
fruit and wormy apples, and 'By tbeir
fruit ys shall know them.
������Brothers, I am going to a better place
���I have been called to be a chaplain of a
penitentiary. Where 1 go ye can not
now come. I go to prepare a place tor
you�� and may the Lord have mercy ou
your souls.""
One story that attracted world-wide
attention to Wardner was his romance
of the establishment of Black Cat island
in Puget Sound. There he claimed a
company was making lots of money by
raising black cats to secure the furs.
Some journals took the story seriously,
and one San Francisco paper sent
reporters and artists to the scene of the
alleged island to write the story snd
illustrate it.
Wardner once lost a fortune at a
game of seven-up. He wanted the Poor-
man mine at Nelson. British Columbia,
then tbe property of Dick Nail. So, too,
did John Davenport. The price agreed
upon was frtO.000. Nail was willing to
sell to either man and neither Wardner
nor Davenport wanted a joint purchase.
The game Of cards was proposed to
determine who should secure the property-' Wardner lost and Davenport got
the mine, which has since proved one
of the richest properties in British Columbia. ���
Wardner is stopping at the Marlborough, where he was seen bva reporter of
the World.
"I have done a great deal of romancing, but I tell the truth sometimes," he
said. "A man to be a successful romancer must have a good memory, a
Kvely imagination and the ability to lie
out ot any difficulty in which he rosy be
placed by lying. That I bave succeeded
in doing thus far."
The   Manly   Boy.
Writing about boys in the Februarv
Canadian Magazine, the Editor says:
"Above all things a boy must be taught
to be manly. In England this is taught
mainly through the sports in which tbe
youth are trained, either by intelligenr
masters at the great boarding schools, or
under the immediate supervision o(
sympathetic parents. It is also taught
at h'me. In America it is not taught to
as great extent in our public schooU, because the children's play is under a
much looser supervision, hence it must
be taught more at home. Tht* best way
to teach it is by example. The next
best method is tu deal with specific ceases
���not too many of them���as they srise.
" What tloea manliness mean ? It
means a dignity which makes the young
man respect his own rights ami those ot
others. It includes a moderation in
speech, a temperance in action, s magnanimity in conduct towards others; snd
an earnest loyality to duty, it has no
limits, no defined bounds. It is a gar
ment which envelopes and surrounds
the man, so that he may always be distinguished from the cad, the sneak, the
drone, the criminal. It is the mainspring of all generous acts, of sil progress, of all wisdom. It is the first and
most necessary equipment of the man
who would write his name in silver letters on the golden page of history."
Woman's   Loyalty.
Most women are loyal. When will
men genet ally comprehend this and
treat them accordingly? Loyalty is
woman's instinct, won by countless ages
under cruel treatment. She is toval to
her God, her king, her priest." And
when she finds the true man of her heart,
she unites in him the qualities of all
three, and adds to them infinitely. He
becomes the law of her life, for whom
she Is willing to do and endure ail things
and that law is love. The man who"
knows how to respond to such a woman
transforms Earth into Eden, and finds
in her a veritable Eve.
The following report is published iu
"Old Country Notes," showing how
things are done in good  old Mother
Thomas James Mayo, a groom, 18
years of age, was charged at Clerken-
well Police Court with assaulting his
wife, Caroline Mayo, Tlie complainant
said she had been married to the defend
and for three months and a half.   Tho
Srevious evening she found her husband
rinking in a public-house in Kxmouth
street. She called him outside, when
he dealt her a heavy blow iu the face,
causing her nose to bleed "He has had
letter* from another woman.''added the
complainant, handing rhe magistrate a
Eiece of paper.   "I  found it on rhe
earthrug while he was asleep in bed.
It fell out of his trousers pocket."
The Defendant:   That letter is pro
duced to cause a row.   I did not receive
the letter    I gave her ��ie   yesterday,
and I've worn thin shirt for a fortnight
She wont get up and give me my break
The Complainant: I've seen him.
your worship, in company with another
The Defendant: That*a girl I used
to go to school with
Mr Horace Smith (the Magistrate
How old far rhat baby yon have in your
arm**?   Five month*
The Defendant: She won! get uj<
and wa*��h my shirts. I have to rake
them round to my mother      (.aughler
fhe Complainant: Ye*, your moth��*r
told me to go to the workhouse. He's
OO food, Your Worship He'* been in
front of yon before, ami if 1 go home
with him now he 11 murder me
The Defendant: I'll take the child
and give her half the furniture Well
separate, hut I can't afford lo pay her
anv money
Mr  Horace Smith:   ��� Mi, no; vou hav,
chosen ro starry 11*��** woman   Von Soto
taken ii'iou roorsclfa responsibility and
yon must keen her
The Defendant'   Marry her, yta.   1
gave ��8 for the Wedding ring She wenl
away for three weeks, and came hark
without the ring She bad pawned it
at ��1 7*. ��d.
TheComiphinant: Ye*. I pawned ir
to buy ti��e baby riothsa. I should like
a *epnrariint
The Defendant s   I'll take tbe baby i
my mother will keep it.
The Complainant: 111 keep it myself,
or ei*e ii won't be clean.
The Defendant: Why. you wont
wash my shirts! \ I Slighter ��� 111 have
the baby.
Mr Moraco Smith; Ob, no; von
can't do as yon tike Yon wilt be bou ud
over in the sum of JElOto be of good h, .
haviour (or six months. There will !.,.
an order for separation Your wife will
have the custody of the child, and you
will have to pay her 7s. dd. a week.'
The Defendant:   I can't pay it
Mr. Horace Smith r You will go to
prison if you dont.
Wsaisa's   Llll I*   Way.
Mr. Smith (lost home)���Maria, you
know Jones well.   Ho���*'
Maria (interrupting)-*Sow, Smiih! I
dent want to bear anvthing about that
disrvputable man. tie Is tbe bane ���'
my existence. Every night it is .! ��� ���
-ltd this or that. Don't mention his
name to me.
A long tilenee    Mrs. Smith   rVI***i*
about and with th* consistency of ��<>
men asks���What bat that-wretch duo.
again?   How 1 pity hte wife.
Mr. SiiMlh He died suddenly C s
Maria'-Yoa don't ��ay so. What 1.1
he die of? Poor fellow! When is the
funeral?   How fortunate I've just ������     .
new btaek disss*   CM sfOfii being so u
an intimate friend we must go.
Maria {to bSSSMOd widow, al rhe funeral*��� Yea. dear Mm, Jones,  I can faUv
<H��<ier*tsnd tht* Um* von have Bed
We know what a good Mho* he was   !!������
was sueh a true frwnd of ours    '���
time will help allevta'e v*wt* sorrow.
Hss���srfcai  i*fi*swa*����f���.
II.   lt-1! It*ma*  has  written  the Van-
eoovar Hewa Ad v*"*ni��*r as follow*: "\\ v
attention having btmtt railed to mt,
in yoo< leans of  this morning  rag i
th��* St   Kiiarne mine,  I hs* lo rs'i'"!
th** report���� uoanrlworinal fay m* i
itteorrret     t   *U��M   be   o*��tigwd   if    �� ��� i
ktndlv publish thta ran*.*"
In thisi onniajtioii ir ��* t*MAnebxl t
MoyWtbat Mr, tl  Bstl-lrvfog ha��
i'based an interest  in  tlie  M��*yie
rhe a-ller  Ueii.tf   Mr   K   r1oOV*ii, oi
rlie original l��*au*~�� ot tkn sains*.   v
Hell-Irving,   wh��*n   AppWHM*!***! wi   l
Mh|aeti Hated UmS he sent*! *����*����������"    -
j-.s! ��.ow regarding ii     \ll the *���**������><���������
l>ul>tt*hf*d are  premature     When *' v
thing definite is devoM the fa��l* will  *���
made known.
To the Ladies of
Sandon and
bave on hand
about 400 pairs of Ladies' and Children s
shoes which we are to dispose of nt a
sacrifice in order to make mom in our
salesroom for now stork now on tho road.
Tlie stock include* a line line of Tie,
Strap and Buckle 8ilpper�� in Tan and
Black Ladies* lace and button shoes-
latest styles.
Quilted Satin and Felt Slippw-H.
Children's Spring & High heel shoes
A special line of Boys School Shot*.
pjst opptco grokM wins.
w *��mm$
The Paystreak.
Pumping the Comstock.
Virginia City, Feb. 20~~TI��at the
{laden pump is a success is demon
|ratcd beyond a question this after*
xm. In company with Superinten
mt Kei'viu and Manager Koss, the
Associated Press cor respondent de*
(ended to the 1,700-foot level of the
tV C. shnft, and ut about 2 p. ni.
ire water was turned into the pump.
IVrtlrotrt a hitch of any kind water
ran sunt through the pipes to the
Intro tunnel under a irOOpoiuul pres
jure.   The water was reduced in the
Shaft at the rate of a foot ft minute,
he stream panning thnMijru tln'Sutro
mine) like a mill race. Tne water
MiijKiny is able to furnish all the
rater ueeded, and a steady pressure
,  maintained at the 1,700 lout level.
JS'ol one leak was discovered in   the
fntiie pipe.   There is grcut euthusi
ism   here  over  the  success of the
|jutiiping plant, and ir is regarded as
the turning point of a  new era on
the Corns toe k.
World's Largest Coal Field.
The largest coal Held in the world
U in tho Chiru**w province of Hunan
Huron   von   iiiclitofen, who invest:
jiUed the  mineral   wealth of China,
ivp<>rtrd Mint the whole ot the south*
hi !"i'ii|Mirtof the province of Hunan
luav be called one great coat  Held,
hovering ill all some _I,7<D square
tulles.   Over large areas of this the
yipai measures arc visa Me on the sur
llaee. and a good proportion   of the
Icon I is of excellent qmtlitv.   Hunan
also  produces  Iron,   copper, silver,
Quicksilver, tin, lead and gold.   A*
o  the  latter   mineral, there are 04
��� pcalUies where gold I* to *** hsund,
Und in some the mines aje indisput
jihlv rich.   Tbe satire  minerals  are
[found in Shausi. which in proportion
Eto its area has   the   largest and must
Vasilv   workable coal   field of  any
region on the globe.  Ai the present
rate of consumption t'.e wortfl could
be supplied with coal from Shansi
for 10,000 years.
Sirharha Hookum.
Here is a story from I ml ia. Scene,
railway station on rhe main line of
ie East* Indian railway. A train
rom Delhi stops; a roster Is going
omul with his haurnier striking the
rheols, To him an oflicerof the
{oval Engineers who has been
retching him trom a carriage win
low :
"Why do you beat the wheels like
Answer��� "Sirkarka hookum." (It
\i�� tho order of the authority.)
K. O. ���"Utlt what is the use of
(striking the wheels?''
Answer��� "Khodar jani. Hum i sa
[thees burr-si kurthaui. Sirkarka
.'hookum.M (Ctod knows! I have
[been doing this for thirty years; it
lis the order* of tire authority.)
Nark Tteeln in Early Darns.
There are many miners in Koote-
[nay who had their first experience
[under ground at Virginia City,
[where Mark Twain had his first ex-
burience as a newspaper reporter.
[Mark was playing at mining in a
little camp south of Virginia City.
[lie wrote a burlesque Fourth of July
[oration. It began with these words i
i'i was sired by the great American
[eagle and borne by a continental
gdam." "Joe" Goodman, who was
[then managing editor of the Virginia
(Enterprise, saw it and  wrote him
that if he was not making more
money than a certain weekly salary
would make him, he had better quit
milling and become a reporter orr the
Enterprise. The first response was
when Clemens walked into the Enterprise oftice. He had a roll of dirtv
blankets on his shoulder, which by a'
shrug he dropj>od. He was not well
dressed then 'and never was well
dressed until he quit reporting and
took to the lecture platform. Usually
it was hard to decide whether his
shirt front was linen with tobacco
splashings, or tobacco with here and
there a suspicion of linen. His appearance was always unkempt. But
he could write droll things. Some
were as fine as anvthing; he has ever
written since. The lite ot Virginia
City from dav to day was by bis pen
materialized for review next morning, either by a real literary picture
or a literary" caricature, while his
drawling conversation was funnier
thau anything he ever wrote.
A Hopeless Task.
The dirtiness of the Afghan is pro
verbial; ami it is said that during
the last Afghan war General Roberts
once ordered one to be washed. Two
soldiers stripped the prisoner aird
scrubbed iiim for two hours with
formnlahi��: brashes and son soap.
Then they threw djwn their brushes
in distrust and went to their captain.
"What is it men ?'* be said. "Well,
sir, we have washed that Afghan
chap for two hour's, but it is no good.
After scrubbing him, sir,, until our
arms ached tit to drop off. blest if we
did not come upon another suit of
gramme for a Kansas symphony
show, got Mozart's Twelfth Mass on
the bill as Mozart's Twelfth Massachusetts.
The weather was so cold in Manitoba last week that a prisoner who
broke out of jail over night came
back to keep from freezing.
Lawyer���Upon what grounds do
you wish to sue for divorce ?
Client���Incompatibility of temperament ! He writes poetry, and I like
to cut occasionally.
Miners and  Prospectors.
If you want to save your
money leave your  order
for I
An Atchison printer, back from the
army, in setting up  a   musical pro-
Assessment    Ac;    and    Provincial
Revenue Tax Act.
N'orin: i. herel>v given in accordance with
th* ��tatttte*. that Provincial Revenue Tax
aud nil Taxes levied under ��!>.- A-.m-v-.hwh*
Act, an* unw due tor the year 1K9M. All the
��liove-naine<l tave* collectible within the
Waal Kootenay tKstriot, ��i.��ou Division, are
payable at my oflh-v, kit .in.
A..-c��!��tipeiit T<i\t���� are Collectible at the
fulkiw-iiur rates, vis i
If pwid on or Itafnre the *i 'l Ii of Juue. rays.
Three-rifth* ��r one per cent on Real Property.
Two iinl <>ne-half per cent on a*>ea.4ed value
of Wild Und.
One-half of one per cent on lYr.tontil Property.
On no pmich of the income as exceed* one
thou.���inI dollar*, the following; rote*, name,
ly, njt'iii snch SSOSttef income when the same
i, not more than ten thousand dollar*, one
per cent j When Mich excess is over ten
thousand dollsr.itn.lnot more than twenty
thou��aud dollar., one and one-quarter of one
jiercent; When such eice** ia over twenty
thoii.nnd dollar., one and one-hall of one |>er
If paid on or after l��t of July, IK��:
Four rift hi of one per cent ou IU���I PlopertjP
Three per cent ou the niM*����ed value or Wild
I And.
Three-fourths of one par Stat on Personal
On so much of the income of any "person a��
exceed* oue thousand dollars, the following
rates, namely, upon such SXS4BS when the
.Mine is not more than ten thousand dollar.,
one aud one quarter of one per cent; When
the excess is over ten thotnmnd dollars and
not more than twenty thousand dollar., one
and one half of one per cent; When such excess is over twenty thounaud dollars, oue and
three iiuarters or one per cent.
Provincial Kevonue Tax, three dollar, per
.Wi.ho* and O'I.i.m roK.
Ka.lo, II. II, i'Sni of January, l*o.
Plain sewinG
��� i
Atlantic Steamship   Tickets
to and from Kuropean points via Canadian and American lines. Apply
for sailing dates, rates, tickets anil
full information to any C. P. Ry
agent  or
C. P. U. Agent, Sandon.
WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.,
KASLO, ��. ������
You cannot find
any better goods
than toe can shotb
you. Remember
this when you
toant a good suit
of clothes.
Will he at the Hotel Balmoral
once a month.
00DYy B. 0.
W r*
The First Claaa
Hotel of Cody.
Kates:   SX.tm per day.
Special Rates by tha Weak.
J. R. & D. Cameron.
Canadian Pacific Ry.
Soo-Pacific Line.
Tha rast sad Saperior Sertica Rests
To Eastern Si
European Points.
To Pacific Coast, Alaska,
China, Japan and Australian
Baggage Checked to Deatination
and Through Tickets Issued.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke:
Daily to St. Paul.
Monday for Toronto.
Thursday for Montreal and Boston.
Daily to Points reached v a 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 RATES and fall information b-
addressing nearest local agent, or
Agent, Sandon.
Diat. Pasd. Aft., Trav. Paas. Aft
Vancouver, Nelson.
Ba ��ur��   that your  ticket  reads via tha
if The Paystreak.
Sandon Holds the Bostock Cup for
Another Year.
The curlers are to be congratulated
on tbe success of their bonspiel.
Seven  rinks took part and three
{wises were played for. The Roas-
andere arrived on Wednesday evening's train and the big game was
commenced immediately after. From
that time until Saturday morning the
old familiar cry of ���'���weep, sweep,
sweep 'er up" continued without intermission. Day and night shirts
were worked by enthusiastic curlers.
Mealtimes we're regarded as unavoidable interruptions, and sleep
hardly considered.
Tbe Bostock Cop was the great
event, and it was a hard fought competition all through. Rossland entered two rinks, Kaslo one, Slocan
City one and Sandon three. It now
lies with the three Sandon rinks, all
the others having been beaten oak
The finals will be played as soon as
the ice can be put into good condition. Crawford's and Wilson's rink
have yet to play off, the winners to
plav the final with Main's quartette,
f. M. Beamish and H. H. Smith
were the skips for the Rossland rirks
in the Bostock competition, while
A. B. Cranston and Jas. Anderson of
the same rinks skipped in the Harris
competition. Slocan City's representatives were guided by J. G.
McCallum, while the Kaslo team was
in tbe hands of our old townsman
A. E. Hall. Alex. Crawford, J. G,
Main and. Wm. Wilson were the
skips for the sandon rinks, and covered themselves with glory in tbe
The Harris competition went to
Cranston's Rossland rink after a
bard game. In the last draw, between Cranston and Crawford, the
former made some phenominal shots
and won out by 10 to 6.
The Mayor and Merchants, like all
the rest, was keenly contested. Hall,
who played a very hard game all
through, got somewhat rattled in
the last draw with Wilson and threw
np the sponge in the fifth end.
Harry Smith of Rossland, who was
among the losers all through, chat
lenged Main's rink for a friendly
game on Thersday night. It kept
them up until an' early hour, bnt
H. H. had the satisfaction of having
beat someone.
There was no lack of interest by
the general public, and tbe number
of spectators day and night was
large. Many who did not know the
rudimentary principles of the game
spent hoars at the rink and were
soon among the most enthusiastic A'
the audience. Tbe ladies also be
came deeply interested, and everv
star shot brought forth rounds of
applause from the gentler sex.
The members of the curling club
wish to express their thanks to Mr.
Harris and to the mavor and mer
chants for their contribution of prises
and to public In general for the help
afforded to make the bonspiel the
success it proved to be.
Following is the score and draw
for the three competitions r
T M Beamish
A. Crawford
J.G IfcCa'.ium
W. Wilson
H H.Smith
A. E. Hall
A. Crawford
W. Wilson
A. E. HaU
J. G. Main
J. Q. Main
A. Crawford
W. Wiison
J. Anderson
J. O. Main
A. B. Cranston
J.G. Main
T, M. Beamish
H. H. ��mith
W Wilson
J.G. McCallnm
A. Brawford
J. G. McCallum
A. Crawford
J. Andenton 10'I
A B. Cranston 11 /
A. Crawford r,
A. B. Cranston
12? 1 T. M. Beamish
W. Wilson
A. Crawford
A. E. Hall
W. Wilson   li\
A. E. Hall
"Spoiler's" Notes.
(Clipped front ths Obierver's Brain with a
meat ax.)
That "Lardy" in Rossland took a
tumble in Sandon.
That the Rossland Juvenile with
the Circassian carls ought to get
"next" to himself. Kinney tbe Barber had his eye on him.
That "Shady" Oiegericb Is going
into tbe poultry business'a paltry
job for "Shady."
That Murray Byera is very fond of
quarter smokes. Say, Murray! keep
your eye on Jack.
That John Daly developed a new
laugh in the hockey rink. Get a
copyright, John!
That tbe Kaslo hockejdsts were
well satisfied "with the tarn of the
Any who wish to have good photos
had better not delay as this will be
my last visit until the latter part of
June or July Monday, March vtn
will positively be tbe last day of mv
present visit. *        }
R. H. Truemax.
Methodist Church :���
Regular services to-morrow at it
a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
The Rev. J. A. Wood of Kaslo will
preach morning and evening.
Tha Whitewater Hotel has bean closed
Nelson Martin, late manner hs. no author
ltytocontrwtdebt. or collect accounts o���
account of said hotel. on
P RIFFLE, for R.K.L.huowu.
Fine Seasonable Groceries
Table Novelties.
Unequalled for Variety and Purity.
.    w-^rt.rnwillrl'>il--'---r--*'-"-*^����.���. _- *.mmmojl*>.+���m*^m%W^m^mW,imntS't**��n,v-_," -
Hotels, Mines and Families will find It to thrfn*_
vantage to see these new goods In all lines before
purchasing elsewhere.   Mall Orders will receive u
usual our prompt attention and forwarded ss doited
Sandon, B.C.
The output of .the SLOCAN
in *98 was nearly $3,000,000.
Ninety per cent of this
wealth was handled with
ter recommendation could be had.
H. BYERS & Co.
We have just received a   full car of CANTON
STEEL, all sizes, for hand Aftd  power drills
ill> ipnimfslifiiiiaiV i a���in!immii-iVisai_i��-H> as-K miinaasitiaayiiriiiiialliTBjV-lii
Optical Goods. Sno�� Glasses, Eye Protector*.
Mineral Glsses,
Gold Eye Glasses,. Gold Spectacles.
In fact all kinds of Spectacles from 85 cents up.
Have Your eyes examined by an
and do not defjy
Q. W. GRIMMETT. Jeweller and Optician
,a.���-_tl,.^,a_f ,h-���-i_,i ��� ���  __i  , ,f__ ^_^t...^_.r..:���--1--_^���;r__rt_t_tt- .
n. l.GRinriETT MINERS'
L L B.
Notary Public,
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Iloalqtiartsra tot Ulnars
Wrll .iwUI bat In font*.**��I��>ip
Plr.f ola��s areammoHar Urns    fc��nH ��' ,h��
.ray nrwaak.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc
Notary Public.


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