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The Paystreak Sep 30, 1899

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t!*s'"t. a   very  good   Imitation ot a
.���st-j^���    9mwwW9W ���    mmmmm^m^^
whichcarueup from the e��st about
���we o'clock upset timber like corn
stHlks and generally disturbed mat-
wm alonff tho Reco hill.
15. J. Perry returned from the
Coast yesterday.
"Billy" Innes has charge ol the
Towser property In the Trout Lake
cuim try.
Supt. Miller, of the Nelson & Bed-
lington, was in town for a few hours
A. W, Wright returned yesterday
from Vancouver, where his family
will reside for the winter.
The Reco avenue sidewalk has
been repaired and put to grade. The
planking is "longditoodal."
The was another of those enjoyable
dances at Met; uigan on Monday evening. Sandon was represented as usual.
The Sandon boys who went down
to Three Forks last Saturday to play
foot ball cleaned uu the Workers bv
3 to 2.
W. C. Vawkey left on Monday for
the east. He will spend the autumn
In the pine lands in Alabama and
J. A. Cleland returned from the
Coast yesterday and will hold the
usual services in New Denver and
Sandon tomorrow.
Miss Skinner, who has been teaching in the Sandon school for over a
voir, left on Monday for Portland,
Ore., to study medicine.
John Latah is regaling his friends
��f North Dakota's prairie lands with
romantic tales of adventure and goat
meat diet iu the Lardeau.
Miss Wilson has closed out her
millinery business and will have for
the Coast, next. week. She will
reside In Vancouver.
'"Gassy" Thompson paid 95 and
costs into the city treasury for his
share of a little altercation with a
gentleman named Mr. Hoge on Wednesday.
Major Allen has gone to Portland
to study medicine. Robt. McCain-
eron, formerly of the Rosebery Bta-
tion, takes his place at the C. P. R.
depot here.
The new Presbyterian church will
^completed in three weeks. The
mechanics are now making rapid
progress with the Interior fixtures
wid decorations.
David W. King was in town yes-
terday. lie will leave for Spokane
to s few days where he will representee American smelter combine
Hl the Washington and Idaho territory,
The contractor the Wakefield eon-
j^ntratoi' has been let and Four Mile
18 very busy in consequence. Sever
;|' Sandon mechanics have been employed to work on its construction.
U|11 Hood And Harry (Jompcau were
;um'l,~ the number. '
Yesterday afternoon Sandon people c ^^
"rat-class cyclone.   The wind  storm
Nelson is wrestling with the Com-1 ors," and that there
While  one  part  of land no strike in the
was no
lque question.  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
its city council wants to produce an j men had their fare paid and the price
imitation of a Hamilton or Philadel-1 of their outfit advanced the company
phia Sunday, the other is trying to j will be about $300 out on the trans-
introduce through the medium of the'action. Only one of the men under-
variety the wide-open style in vogue I stood mining. They all carried
in Spokane and other advanced j Winchesters, but not with any indention of inaugurating Coeur
d'Alene methods.   This is the second
trouble I Friday, ridiculing the idea of an
As the I election is understood to be in the
nature of a "bluff,'' and his declaration of lavish expenditure only strengthens the belief ot an early appeal
to the country.
western cities. ^^^^^^^^^^^^
One of the down town ladies,
known by the sobriquet of "Big Lou"
got loaded up with tanglefoot on
Thursday and proceeded to paint the
town. "Her golden hair was hanging down her back" when she was
finally taken below the deadline in
an express wagon. The lady paid
$20 into the city treasury for her
little sped.
The Political Arena.
consignment imported by the Payne,
but the first did not get past Slocan
Paune Closed Down.
Five men are working on contract
at the Palmita.
Six men are employed on tunnel
work at the Idaho.
The Queen Bess now has 20 men
on the payroll, Half the force is on
surface work.
Owing to recent
The Ajax Fraction Development
Syndicate, London, England, capital
��20,000, local office, Sandon: Maurice Gintzberger, attorney, lias been
registered as an extra-provincial
A meeting of the shareholders ot
the Noble Five will be held iu Spokane on October ilrd. At this meeting a resolution authorizing the garding the
trustees to disincorporate the company under the laws of British Columbia, with an equal number of
shares, will be introduced,
The Payne shipped f>0 tons of ore
via the C. P. R. this week. The
Rambler Cariboo shipped 40 tons and
the Red Fox 11 tons from McGuigan
during the month ot September. The
Whitewater shipped 8i> tons and the
Jackson 35 tons from Whitewater
last week.
As per instructions received from
headquarters in Montreal yesterday,
all mining operations have been suspended.   There were 17 miners and
j 4 car  men   working   underground,
i running the No 5 tunnel east, the No
i 4 tunnel east ane west and  driving
j an upraise from No 4 to No 3.   These
i men were all laid off and only a few
men on surface work remain at the
i mine,
When spoken to yesterday, Sup't
! Hand stated that he did not
| know the intention of the company
regarding future operations, but he
gave it as his opinion that the lay-
; off was on account of the action of
| the miners' union in inducing the
j men recently imported from Mont-
I real to come down the hill.
A meeting of the Liberal Conservative Association of Sandon was
held at the Filbert Hotel last night
to appoint a delegate to represent the
Sandon electors at the New Westminster convention on October 5th.
F. L. Christie was chosen as delegate
with power to appoint a substitute.
Resolutions endorsing the eight-hour
law, both in Provincial and Dominion politics, and favoring the enforcement ot the alien labor law and also
the placing of restrictions on the importation of Oriental labor were adopted. The nationalization of the
railway systems of Canada was also
endorsed as a federal issue.
The Icanhoe Will Not Build.
Importation of Laborers Not a Paying Proposition.
The first imported laborers to arrive in Sandon since the strike commenced came in over the C. P. R, on
Tuesday. There were five in the
party and they were ticketed through
from Montreal.   They were met at       	
the  station   and   conducted   to the j General Election Man take Place in
developments re-
proposed   site  for   the
Ivanhoe concentrator, the mill  will
not be built this year, and may not
be built in Sandon  at  all.   The site
in question is part of the Nighthawk
mineral   claim, Crown   granted, the
property   of H. B.   Alexander  and
others.     The   surface    rights    are
claimed by the K. & S. and also by
the owners of the claim.   The Minne
sota Silver Co. made satisfactory arrangements with the K. & S.  for the
ground  and commenced work   last
week, but the owners of the Night-
hawk claim put men   at work who
interfered with the  Minnesota com
pany's men by rolling down rocks,
whereupon   Superintendent  Hickey
took his   men   off  and  stopped all
work,    II. B. Alexander and  his as
sociates have entered  action against
the K. ^ S for the surface rights of
the ground.
Good Netos From the Fontenoy.
The Fontenoy, Camp McKinney,
in which P. J. Hickey is heavily interested, is reported to be looking
exceedingly well. A wire has been
received from Superintendent Egan
stating that in the north drift they
have the Waterloo lead, which is
free milling, at the point ot intersection with the Fontenoy base ledge.
Three feet of blue quartz was in
sii.*ht at last reports with the ore not
yet crossed. No assays have been
taken but the values are undoubied-
ly very good.
The Spokane Fair.
mine via the K. i\. S. by the super-
intendant. When the officers of the
union were informed that men had
arrived from Montreal to work at the
Payne they went up to ask the strangers If it was their intention to take
the place of strikers. Upon learning
the situation the Montreal men indignantly refused to go to work and
came down the hill immediately,
thus averting a general walk-out by
the other employees at the mine
They have all since
ment at other occupations, two going
to work for the city and the others
tor other companies,
men   say   that   they were
the  Montreal office of
employed at ^^
t,���ePavne company, that they were
w iret I3.C0 fo* eight hours or ��8.��>u
or ten, that they were informed that
the eight hour law referred to   mm-
The Toronto Mail's special says :
As a result of a conference between
Sir Wilfred Laurier and Hon. J.
Israel Tarte, minister of public
works, who has just, returned from
Paris, and oilier prominent Liberals
at Ottawa, it is learned that it is
practically decided to have a general
election some time in January, and
that there is not likely to be another
found employ- session of parliament. The information was obtained from one of the
leading Quebec Liberals, who is on
the inner circles of the party, and
who assisted at the conference. It
has been agreed that it will be better
to make an immediate appeal to the
people than to run the risk ot further
exposure at anothei alnn ft* *M��*-
liameut.   Mr,
Spokane fair opens on the 3rd and
will continue until the 17th of October. As usual then; will be a large
attendance from British Columbia
points. Reduced fares are quoted on
all roads,the rate from Sandon being
$13, half tare, for the round trip.
Tickets will be on sale at the K. A S.
depot from the 1st until the 15th.
These tickets will be good for nine
days, or, if sold after the 11th, until
the 18th. While in Spokane tho
tickets must be deposited with tbe
agent, without whose stamp the return coupon will not be   recognized.
Taking Terrible Chances.
It is being whispered around Sandon that Mr. Clitic has received as
much as $150 for supporting the
mine owners' contention through the
columns of the paper which he once
owned and still edits. The mine
owners should not take any such
risks. For a man at Mr. Clitic's age
to receive unexpectedly such fabulous wealth is to invite nervous prostration that might shatter the
constitution of one more accustomed
to atlluence. Should the shock cause
death someone will certainly be tried
tor manslaughter.
session of par
Tarte's utterance on
There remains only about one
month in which parties entitled t0
vote and who are not already on tho
voters' list can  secure registration. The Paystreak.
Not Safe to Turn a Proposition Down Just Because its
Formation is Unusual or Unknown. The Case of Trans-
caal, Cripple Creek, Mount Morgan and Many Others.
standing erect  on the open plain,
raises his pan of dirt above his head,
Clarke & Co., in The Globe
Experience shows the folly of turn
ing  any  minin<
merely  because
some shape or form hitherto un-j the wind than the lighter materials,
known. Nearly all the great mines j collects more or less by itself, the
of the world present features largely
j        Igentlv pouring the contents into a
proposition down *ecomi ��an on Jjle groundt   ln tran.
the  ore  occurs in | sjt the heavy gold,  less affected by
peceliar to themselves. When the
Calumet & Hecla was a prospect 40
odd years ago, the idea of a conglomerate gange lor native copper was
scouted by experts everywhere, and
yet last year this mine paid $4,000,-
000 in dividends, and its total to date
is $02,850,000.
A few years ago Cripple Creek was
described as a "geological gamble."
Not to refer to other peculiarities,
we may say that the outcrop of the
Independence was, to the casual observer, ordinary biotite granite.    It
operation often being supplemented
by air expelled from the blower's
own lungs.
But the greatest gold fields of all,
and as anomalies equal to any, are
the blanket beds of the Transvaal,
consisting of conglomerate interstrati
tied with shale. The curious thing is
that the pebbles are cemented by an
excessive quantity of quartz, which
is the matrix of the gold. The beds
dip at a considerable angle and the
"deep level" mines have to start
sinking 2000 feet or more above the
ore bodies, Even where the latter
approach the surface eminent mining
engineers at first regarded them un
,.  , , . favorably, but with  the introduction
showed up close to the highway and iot the cvanil[e pr0cess, backed up by
was seen by hundreds of prospoctors, unijraitcd capital, thev have become
only to be disregarded as worthless, j the greAtest g0id producers in the
One more painstaking than the rest | world the out ut  ut present bcin���
made the discovery that the mica
had been leached out of the rock,
leaving iron stained cavities more or
less filled with free gold. This man
(Stratton)became a multi-millionaire.
The Comstock lode was a puzzle to j Rossland
the geologists, not on account of the
containing rock (propyl'ue, a volcanic
rock   largely   comi>osed   of striated
$1,500,000 per week
Coming to Canada, we may say
that when the first enthusiasm of gold
mining manifested itself in 1896, we
were accustomed to hearing that
was "the greatest gold-
coppercamp on earth," and there
was considerable truth in the claim,
for nowhere else do these  metals oc
feldspar,   quartz and    hornblende), j cur in the same proportions
bat because of its extravagant  di
mensions.   Five miles long and 1100
lect wide in one place,   with  an  en-'
ormous horse in the centre, it, never- ]
theless yielded over $320,0JO,O00 in
gold and silver before it  became un-
Ontario is admittedly unique in
several respects, the chief of which
are the great aire of the gold-bearing
strata, and its distribution over such
wide areas, And several ot our
mines have  disclosed unusual  feat-
workable at a profit from hot water lures. Not to mention others, some
flooding the lower depths. i of the ore at the Mikado is of a char-
The Mount Morgan ot Queensland ! acter new to minerolOgists, and has
is described by Schmeisser, the cele-! been called Mikadoite.
brated Gorman geologist, as "the j At Sudbury the formation is practi-
mightiest deposit of gold that Iras really identical with that of Rossland,
been discovered in the world up to except that the pyrrhotite at the fertile present time," In form it was an ! mer place is nickeliferous and less
obtuse conical hill 500 feet high, by auriferous than in the west. Owing
far the larger portion of which was also to greater geological age and
workable gold ore. It is situated in | consequent enormous surface degrad-
the vicinity of dikes of rhyolite (the ation or rock weathering, all the
volcanic analogue of granite) and I Ontario, ores are much more acces-
consists of sinter, partly silicious and ! sible to the miner than these in Brit-
partly aluminous, deposited by a hot ish Columbia.
spring ; occasionally, also, associated j In Nova Scotia the gold-bearing
with large masses of red and brown veins generally occur in anticlinal
hematite, Since discovery, in 1886, folds. A series of bedding planes in
dividends of over $20,000,000 have | the country rock having been  tilled
been paid, the bulk of its ore going
over #10C to the ton.
In Australia there are secondary
deposits clearly ot aeolian origin.
And here we must note another peculiar feature of our sister colony,
antipodean as it is, in more ways
than one. Water, so very abundant,
here, is extremely scarce there,
especially in the west, and wind to
some extent takes its place, not only
as just mentioned in distributing, but
also in recovering gold. For the
latter purpose it is uwd on the very
same principle as the placer miner in
the Klondike uses water. The specific gravity of pure gold being seven
times greater than the sand or gravel
in which it is found, water in the pan
or sluice box cannot carry the heavy
metal as far as the lighter substances,
thus separation is effected.
So in Australia the "dry blower,"
with vein matter, lateral pressure
has given them the form of one-half
of an ellipse, with the longer axis
perpendicular, or nearly so, and the
various segments in concentric order,
doing down vertically you are attacking the lodes from what were
the sides, and of course soon pass
through. After penetrating the
whole series and a much larger portion of the country rock you drift in
the direction of the different legs or
branches. At Bendigo, Australia,
these are known as "saddle reefs"
and generally one of the legs will
pay to work while the other is barren, the apex or starting point for the
shaft being the richest, but on the
whole they give fair results.
The|Dewey celebration will not be
attended by McKinley or Hanna.
Dewey can'never return the compliment.
E. R. ATHERTON CO. Limited,
We haoe just unpacked a Fine
Lot of   Boys   Suits at   prices
From - - $3.00 up,
Boys Ooercoats 3.50
Boys Odd Pants 1.00
Also a lot of good Wool Stockings
and a large assortment of Boys1
^^Water Proof Coats ->
Our stock of Light Water Proof
Overcoats and Cape Water Proof
Coats is complete and the hest
that can be procured.
We have just received also a
lot of Brown Duck Coats with a
soft, durable rubber lining: just
the thing for rain or snow.
^Men's Suits ^
Before giving your order for a
Suit of Clothes call in and see the
lot of All Wool Suits, made up in
the latest styles and patterns, just
received, and more to follow, at
prices that cannot be beat anywhere.
We wish especially to call the
attention of men who prefer
cheap shoes and cheap clothes to
the fact that you can save money
by buying these goods of us, we
care not where you get prices.
mndred and  twenty-four tons of
shipped  from   Whitewater last!
The Ivanhoe compressor will be working ,n a few days.
The Queen Bess has six men working
0I1 the long tunnel.
The Marion has secured an ore car and
track from H. Byers & Co.
The contract on the United Empire,
Ten -Mile, has been finished.
A small force of men was put to work
on tlie Bosun-Fidelity this week.
Pour men are working under contract
on the No. 5 tunnel of the Slocan Star.
11     _
The Ivanhoe concentrator will be built
just below Sandon, on the west side of
the gulch.
The buildings at the Surprise have
been put in shape to withstand the
snows of the coming winter.
The owners of the Adlai, on the Ga-
lena Farm, are building a cabin, and
will work that property all winter.
N.Clarke Wallace M. P. was in the
Slocan last week. He isinterested with
Alex. Smith in the Lucky Ed group on
Jackson creek.
Work will be commenced in a few
days mi the Alice Murphy and
Dooley, two claims on Silver mountain,
just above New Denver.
A B Docksteader last week struck
��ix inches of clean galena in an open cut
on the Monarch. The Monarch is on
Cody creek and was staked last fall.
David W. King states that the Marion
i�� showing up well with development
and that there is no question but what
the bond will be taken up just as soon
as it is due.
Work is proceeding steadily on the
Ruby, on Silver hill. A tunnel is being
driven to tap the lead 50 feet below the
rich ore uncovered three weeks ago,
an assay of which went $22 in gold and
1346 ozs. in silver.
A strong talc ledge was encountered
this week in the tunnel on the prop-
city owned by ll. C. Campbell-.lohnson,
adjoining1 the Neglected. The present
showing is the best that has yet been
made on the property.
Senator Warner Miller, the head of the
syndicate backing Percy Dickenson, of
Slocan City, is expected in the camp today. They have under bond some 12 or
14 claims on tbe headquarters of Ten
Mile, aggregating in the neighborhood of
$60,000 in value. These the syndicate
purpoBe developing this winter. In order to do this they will build a sleigh
road 'roiii the Knterprise wagon road to
tl"1 properties ��nd will make use of it all
prospecting trip in the Windermere
country, and also Trout Lake. He states
the country has been pretty well staked
Jack McKinnon has taken up fresh
supplies to the Marmion and Maryland,
on Tiger creek and will push on the development work at once. The work so
far has been most encouraging.
A. R. Balaerson and Ben  Robertson
with the decreased speed of the Imperial Limited in the winter time.
P. DuMoulin, accountant at the bank
of Montreal, was married on Thursday
last, in Hamilton, Ont., to Miss A. L. T.
Martin, sister of Chief Justice Martin,
of this province.     It was a swell affair.
D. W. King has been appointed representative in Idaho and Washington
for the American Refining- & Smelting1
are busy developing the  Legal, on the I ��* ^ ^ew V ork, with headquarters in
summit above the Evening Star.   They | Snokan��
have a very good showing on the surface,
where they have stripped the lead for
some distance. They are now going
hack with supplies to run a tunnel in on
the vein.
Charles Reidlinger narrowly escaped a
serious accident last Thursday on the
Springer creek road. A tree was being
felled on the right-of-way and in trying
to get out of danger he stepped in the
wrong direction and was struck on the
shoulders. He is laid up for a few days
as a result,  but will  be  around again
A merry party of ladies and gentlemen started down the river in two boats
Saturday afternoon. In passing under
the lower bridge one of the boats struck
against a pier and capsized, throwing
the occupants into the river, when there
was a hasty retreat to the shore. One
young lady performed a very clever acrobatic feat by climbing up the pier and
safely onto the bridge above. There was
little damage done, but a thoroughly wet
and crestfallen picnic party could have
been seen striking up the side streets to
their homes.
Spokane.   He will take up his abode in
that city next month.
Judge D. M.Walker, of Winnipeg, accompanied by Mrs. Walker, took in the
scenic beauties of the Slocan, en route
for Los Angeles, Cab, this week. The
Judge spent a day with his brother, S.
T. Walker, in New Denver. They
j were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Peters, of Nelson.
Lucky New Denverltes Dispose of Properties at flood Figures.
Two more deals were made last week
whereby lucky citizens of this town
were interested, which will put in circulation quite a sum of money.
The first one was the bonding of a
five-sixths interest in the Slocan Chief
Drowned in Arrow Lake.
John McKinnon, who was employed
as a deckhand on the steamer Trail, fell
overboard from the steamer while opposite Deer Park, one night last week, and
was drowned. Deceased came from Alexandria, Glengarry, Ont.
There are three newsy little American papers in Manilla.
Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway,
International Navigation &
Trading Company,
Schedule of Time.    Pacific Standard
Passenger  train for Sandon   and
way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a
m. daily,  returning,  leaves Sandon
at 1:15 p. m.,  arriving at   aslo at
3:55 p. in.
& TRADING CO.,  operating on
Kootenay Lake and River.
The Skylark and Ranger ia showing up
J. M.Williams, who has the bond on
the Chapleail, is expected hack Wednesday.
The work on the Alexandra-Delia, at
the head of Mineral and Tiger creeks, is
still going ahead.
Mulvey A Clement are down from the
Calumet & Hecla, on Dayton creek.
They report that they are now getting
into pay ore in their long tunnel.
W. L. Potter has just returned from a
A. McPherson & Co.'s dray started on
Mrs. J. C. Bolander will winter in
Hamilton Byers and bride are residing
in Nelson.
J. K. Clark returned from Sioean
City this week.
Pat Mooney has gone to the Boundary
for a biief spell.
0, J. Marino and wife left on Monday
to make their home in Pueblo, Colo.
Tom Reed shot four bears on Ten Mile
last week, two of which were full grown.
Steve Bailey has made a clean-up of
$S,000 by the sale of a steamboat on Lake
P. Angrignon's pack train goes out
every morning heavily freighted for
the neighboring mines
Real estate prices have stiffened in
New Denver In many cases the price
of lots has doubled since last winter.
Ii is a fortunate thing for the province
that the big mining properties of the
Slocan cannot be picked up and carried
away across the Atlantic.
Tho boiler makers are busy with the
steamer Slocan at Kosehery, and this
handsome boat will soon again steam
over the most beautiful of all lakes in
The hand hoys gave a much appreciated open air concert Tuesday evening,
which was fcllowed by a social hop under the auspices of the lately organized
quadrille club, in Bosun Hall.
TheC, P. R will soon make a change
in the running of their boats and trains
in the Slocan.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.
_^^^__       _^_ , .      ,m., dailv except Sunday.  Returning
No. 10 and the Kootenay Queen claims,, leaveg Nelson at 4:30 p.  m.,   calling
situated onSouth Kaslo creek, by Percy | at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and
The time will conform
Dickenson, of Slocan City. He is acting for Senator Warner Miller and
other prominent American capitalists.
The bond is for ��18,000, covering one
year, with 10 per cent, paid down. The
owners were F. LoCasto and Alex
Sproat, of New Denver, and W. Francis,
of Spokane. Bert Pierson owns the
other sixth and will not sell just yet.
Mr. Sproat arranged the sale, having
squared up LoCasto's interest with the
sheriff, as it was to have been sold on
Jas. Moran, Chas. Greenlee, W.
Glynn and C. Faas are interested in the
other deal, also made to Mr. Dickenson.
It was on the Smuggler claim, close to
the Molly Gibson on Kokanee creek.
The sum involved is $10,000, with 10
per cent, down, the payments coming
in six and 12 months. This claim has
the same lead as the Molly Gibson, and
carries ore of very high grade The
work done has been confined to stripping the lead.
In both cases it is Mr. Dickenson's
intention to vigorously develop his purchases, and, having plenty ot capital at
his command, will place the claims on a
shipping basis as soon as possible.
all way points.  _^^__^_^^_^_
Connections with S. F. & N. train
to and from Spokane at Five Mile
Point; also with str. Alberta to and
from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.
Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
at 7 a fn., connecting with steamer
International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.
Retur dng leaves Bonner's Ferry at
7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays
and Sundays, connecting with str.
International tor Kaslo, Lardo and
Argenta, Direct connections made at
Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern
Railway for all points east and west.
Steamer International leaves   aslo
for Lardo and Argenta at 8:15   . m.
Wednesdays and Fridays.    Steamer
Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and
Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.
Steamers call at principal landings
in both directions, and at other points
when signalled.
ickets sol i to all point i Canada
and the United Statas. o ascertain
rates and full information,  address���
Robert Irving, Manager.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.
Freight and Ticket Agt.,  Sandon.
Hunter Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries, Dry Goods,
WTe carry the best lines that money can buy,  and,   buying in large quantities, save you the extra profit,
Sandon       Rossland        Greenwood       Grand Forks THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C , SEPTEMBER 80,
The   Paystreak.
Is issued every Saturday in Sandon, in the heart
oi the greatest White Metal camp on earth.
Subscription      - - $2.00 a year
Strictly in advance.
Address: The Paystkeak, Sandon, B.C.
Wm. Macadams.
SANDON. B. C, SEPT. 30, 1899.
Interesting concentrates.
New jberiver Lfcdgei
Cottoii says that the eight-hour law
has come to camp with ur�� right along.
Relief has come to the New Denver-
Three Forks wagon road, and before
long its emaciated condition will be
restored to vigor and usefulness.
There is a great market for Canadian minerals in Europe. A Belgium
house has recently sent out circulars
stating that they will pay the highest
prices for any quantity of iron, zinc,
lead,   ulphur, silver and copper.
Now that the labor trouble is virtually settled, and the mine managers have accepted the enforced adjustment of affairs rather than make
a test cise of the law, we may look
for an early revival ot business and
the sunshine of prosperity will gladden the camps of the Slocan.
Goldvvin Smith does not think that
Dewey really deserves the amount of
admiration he is receiving for sinking a few Spanish tubs. Dewey is
probably overrated, but then, Gold-
win should not try to spoil Uncle
Sam's worship ot an admiral. Our
cousins have a land full ot colonels,
but as admirals are comparatively
scarce they should be allowed full
scope to roar about what they have
got, even it the article is of the amateur kind.       	
There is no longer any need of argument for or against the eight-hour
law. It is here and is liable to stay.
When it is tried its advantages will
be so apparent that its repeal will
never be asked for. The trouble between the mine owners and mine
workers is adjusting itself satisfactorily to all concerned, and the less
that is said the better. Spouters on
either side should quit spouting and
saw wood.       	
Lieut.-Col. Sam Hughes, who mingles with the ozone around Lindsay,
Ont., is anxious to acquire breathless
fame by enlisting a regiment of Canadians to help him and England
thump the Boers in South Atrica to a
gory finish. Sam, who pcobably
knows as much about war as a jack-
leg editor knows about a square meal,
should go it alone if his military
ardor is so intensely warm. Canucks
have no business mixing themselves
up with distant wars, or beingcoaxed
to do so by mouth-nervy individuals,
who want a band of men to snatch
glory for them out of the jaws of cannons, while they can sit in the rear
and be called Colonel.
Since Mary sold her little lamb
(A high-gear bike to buy),
For company she takes along
Her pretty calves so shy.
They travel with her when she spins
Along the road so fast,
While sheep's eyes, by the gay boys, at
The pretty calves are cast.
She dresses them in red and black-
Sometimes in golden brown���
Delighted are the boys to see
Those sportive calves in town.
"What makes my calves so please you,
Said Mary, blushing red.
"It is because," the boys replied,
"You keep them so well fed."
If a bass drum doesn't make good music it drowns lots of bad.
If a man is wise he never jars a hornet's
nest to find out what is in it.
If you want to know the defects of a
railway, consult the man who travels on
a pass.
If you take care of the pennies the
dollars will probably be blown in by your
If the sun had nothing to do but shine
on the truly good, it wouldn't have toget
up so early.
If you would know what the wild
waves are saying,study the handkerchief
flirtation code.
It people wouldn't bite until they rind
out whether it is bread or stone there
would be fewer dental parlours.
If vou ask a girl to name the prettiest
of her sex present at a social gathering,
she will invariably look embarrassed.
The Canadian   Industry  Should  he Pro.
te'Cted  and Encouraged.
The position with regard to lead in
Canada is by no means satisfactory, says
the Toronto Globe. The possibilities for
lead production in British Columbia are
very great, but the handicaps under
which the business is carried on make it
impossible to work any but the richer
deposits, and those in which silver comes
in to swell the values toa profitable total.
The bulk of the lead ore produced in
British Columbia is smelted in the United States. Our neighbors have fixed
their tariff as it relates to lead in much
the same manner as obtains in other
cases where thev do not object to the
'raw product, but discriminate against
the more highly manufactured article.
The position is not exactly the same,
however, as in the cases of nickel matte
or spruce and,, pjne logs. These are on
the free list; lead ore is subject to a duty
of \% cents per pound, while the duty
on pig lead and lead bullion is 2K, cents
a pound. There is aptovision, however,
that lead may be smelted in bond, which
greatly helps the smelter interests in the
United States. It enables them to purchase ore in Canada and Mexico, and
after smelting and refining them to sell
the product abroad, thus giving them a
good grip of the world's lead markets,
while not permitting the foreign ores to
compete with the native article.
These are excellent arrangements for
the encouragement of silver-leading mining and smelting and refinine in the
United States, but theireffect is to make
proposal, namely, that lead ext,
from bullion  smelted in Canada"
be re-admitted free of
sonable and  feasible.   As
duty, seer.18
stand this lead is in a v. orse position T
lead coming from England.   \ ch
in this direction would give the Canad"
smelter a living chance and giVe y
WWh Of the
ie in.
| it especially difficult to  establish   the
smelting or refining industries in Canada.
j The customs duties of 2>2 cents a pound
on pig lead cuts us off completely from
! the American market. The arrangement
| for smelting in bond exposes us to the
competition of our own ores if we seek
to gain a footing in the foreign market,
and our own market is denied to us for a
reason that will reaiily be seen.   The
Canadian miner, after having his ores
smelted and refined in the United States,
cannot profitably receive it back over the
border again, for it is then subject to the
Canadian duty of 15 per cent.   The fact
that  the duty on lead coming from Hug-
land is '25 per cent, less than it it came
from the United States causes what may
well be called a fiscal freak.    The lead
extracted from  Canadian  ores   in   the
United States is sent to England, where
it has free entry, and then it is returned
to Canada and entered  at the reduced
rate accorded to all British commodities,
making the duty  11  25-100 per cent instead of the  15  per cent,  to which our
own lead is subject when returned tk>m
the American smelter.
How this unsatisfactory state of affairs
could be met has  been a live subject  of
discussion in British Columbia.    More
than one remedy has been proposed.   At
one time  the imposition of an export
duty on ores was hinted at, but few now I L��� ,��� ��� ������     ,     .
,���    . I for this purpose, work commencing this
dustry a start.    With the
Canadian demand we could look for*
to  the   time when the   whole proce8a
could be performed here. Besides riyi
the lead man a betterchance in the Calf
adian market, they would likewise be in
| a position to sell  their commodities in
neutral markets, and thus lind an oml
for any production in excess of the n.-eds
of the Canadian market.  (me advan aire
of adopting B course which would lead to
the smelting of our own ores would be
that United  States interests would he
more disposed to consider the advisability of removing the tariffs which have
for their main   purpose  the aggiandise-
inent.of American smelting iuferestsat
the expense of those of the neigborine
The provincial government, through
inspector Moore, has tiii-i!I\ recognized
the need of repairs on the wagouread
to Three Forks and has set apart $500
seem to regard that as an effective rem
edy. A bounty has also been Suggested.
The remedy that is most favored is the
reservation of the Canadian market at
least for its own people. It is calculated
that 10,000 tons of lead in its various
forms are annually consumed in Canada.
If this consumption were secured to out-
own products it would form a basis for a
smelting industry, and, moreover, give
us an opportunity of competing in neutral markets, such a3 China and japan.
To accomplish this the present duties
would have to be raised, namely, dry
white lead, raised from 5 per cent, to 20
per cent.; white lead ground in oil, raised from 26 per cent, to 30 per cent.; red
lead raised from 5 per cent, to 20 per
cent.; litharge, raised from free to 20
percent. In addition to this the tariff
would have to be altered so as to put
lead smelted in Canada but refined ,n
the United States on the free list.
The proposition to raise the duties on
white lead, red lead and litharge i- a
serious one. The trades and manuiic-
tures in which they are used would
scarcely regard such increases with indifference and their objections would
have weight.   The other branch of the
week. This sum it is thought will be
sufficient to put the mad in first-class
shape for winter travel, in the spring
an additional appropriation of SJ,OO0
will be made to make the road a permanent thoroughfare     Mitch cribbing will
)e   necessary   and   the    road
widened. This is the best graded road
in the country and the most used when
in condition. With the opening npof
the Silver mountain properties theneed
of this road being put in first class condition becomes daily more apparent and
the government will keen it so. An
appropriation will also be made to de-
fray half the, expense of the road to I"'
built to the Marion, California, Hartney and other developing properties in
that vicinity.
Ore House and Stables.
it is the intention
to erect stables and
of I 'etc Augrigiion
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ an ore house I the
liar, near the Queen City claim, so as to
handle the ore from the Marlon and
Hartney mines this winter. His pack
train will operate from there to ihe
mine, and his teams into the town He
expects a large volume of business.
The pioneer house of the City
First-Class in'every particular
R. Cunning, Proprietor.    Sandon .  SU^FBBINOS  ON   THE  PLAINS.
Terrible Experience of an American Cavalry Troop.
There is nothtng that will cause more
excitement in a frontier post than to
hear, in the dead of night, the bugler
blowing Boots and Saddles. To hear
the same call in the day time might
mean many things���drill, exercise for
horses, or mounted inspection to give
an officer an opportunity to show off his
troop to some favored visitor. But to
hear i' after Taps, and when the garrison is quiet, means only one thing, and
that is Indians.
It was winter of '(it; and '67 at Fort
Sedgwick, Colorado Territory. The
night was cold, bitter cold, so that the
men on guard had to be changed every
hour instead of every two. The sentry
out near the big haystacks had just
called out the hour of half-past twelve,
and as the last words, "All's well," were
said, the clear notes of the bugle could
be heard from the adjutant's office,
blowing Boots and Saddles.
There was but one troop of cavalry
at the fort and three companies of infantry. This one troop had to dn the
scouting and escort duty fpr one hundred miles in all directions. It war. commanded by Capt.John Fox, with Lieut.
Keene second in command, it was
said that troop M, Second United States
Cavalry, with old Johnnie Fox at its
head, could whip a thousand hostile Indians. Be that as it may it was called
-hi pretty often to perforin hard services.
Thirty-seven men, all that were able
to do duty, were soon in the saddle,
with three days' rations and 100 rounds
of cartridges. We crossed the Platte
river on the ice, and headed for Pine
Bluff, in what proved to be one of the
most terrible expeditions that 1 ever
experienced jn my fourteen years upon
the frontier.
of course, the officer in command was
the only one that knew the object of the
expedition, but before morning we
learned that the government wood
choppers, at work sixty mil's northwest
ol the fort, were besieged by Indians,
and had not been able to leave their cabins to get wood or water for the past
ten days. A wood chopper, who had
made his escape from camp on the tenth
night of the siege, reported his companions as in desperate need of help We
kept moving all night, and just at day
break made Forty-Two ."UiJe Ranch, or
Pole Creek Crossing, on the Laramie
road. The troop was commanded by
Lieut. Keene for some reason never explained, and the men were not allowed
to leave the ranks during the few moments we stopped at the ranch,aTthough
many of us were more or less frost bitten I arn sure there were not ten men
In the outfit who could lead .and fire
their guns at this time,their hands were
s" numb with the cold
About two miles out from the ranch
Wo turned short to the right, and not a
thousand yards away we saw a band
,lf about 100 Indians with their
war paint on ; they had stopped to prepare arrows. We gave them a complete
s'>rprise, charged their camp, and fired
a lew wild shots, which might to have
shown oiiv Lieutenant how few of the
""'" "'ere able to fight The Indians
sprang- to their ponies, and were away
in a flash, with our troop sharp on their
trail. We kept within rifle rangeof
them for three miles or so, firing a few
scattered shots as we ran, but only two
took effect. I thought every moment
that the Indians must find out our helpless condition; if they had turned on us
m would have been killed like sheep
in the shambles. I know that if my life
had depended on it at that moment, 1
could not have held my carbine, except
by letting it rest in the hollow of my
arm; as for pulling the trigger, that
would have been utterly impossible.
We lost sight of tin;Indians in a ravine
and halted for a short while. The helpless condition of the men was made
known to Lieutenant Keene; but, nevertheless, we kept on, and all that day
we wandered around in the snowdrifts.
Our only chance of keeping alive was
by dropping off our horses every now
and then and running; when unable to
keep up we held to the stirrup, and the
horses dragged us along. When all
tired out we would mount again, and
so it went on all dav Ions:.
We had now been twenty-one hours
without fire or drink, even of cold water. Never shall I forget with what
feelings of despair 1 watched the night
approaching. The air appeared blue,
and there was a tine mist that froze to
man and beast, until the whole troop
looked like white spectres, I know, in
talking among ourselves that not many
expected to live until morning, unless
we got to shelter and a fire. At times
we would become so scattered among
the drifts that the bugler would be instructed to sound a halt. Poor fellow,
it was a strange noise he made with his
cold lips���and by the way, he lost one
of his feet on that trip, it being so badly
frozen that amputation was necessary
At such times those who had the most
life would ride around, picking up the
others who were stuck in snow drifts
and had given up the struggle. When
We got together we. would plunge along
About midnight we came upon a trail
and it gave us some hope of getting out
of our terrible sufferings. Imagine our
despair when, on closer inspection, we
found it to be our own trail, and that
we had been going around in a circle!
The snow and mist, or sleet, was now
so dense that one could hardly see the
man in advance of him: the wind was a
perfect roar; the poor horses were becoming weaker and   weaker, and there   ��� - ���
was great danger that they would give  wants.   We all talked the matter over,
out and came to the
Alony about daybreak we came to a  pitiable plight it
two deep and made a continual right
about wheel until the snow was tram:
pled down.   Many of the men were unable to dismount and had to be lifted
out of their saddles.   There we remained until morning, stamping our feet to
keep from freezing to death.   Some of
the men were foolish enough to pull off
their boots, and their frozen feet became so frozen that they could not get
their boots on again, and had to tear up
their blankets for wrappings to do their
feet up in.   The spot where we passed
that terrible night is where the Fnion
Pacific Railway depot now stands in the
town of Sidney, Nebraska
i   When daylight came, we   knew we
must be in the valley through which
ran Lodge Pole creek.   Strange as it
may seem, the Lieutenant planned to
cut across the plains to the Platte river,
a distance of 30 miles at least, and then,
by following down the river, to strike
Fort Sedgwick; this he planned, know
ing the possibilities of again being lost
We found out,when it was light enough
to see, that there were two men missing.   One of these was Private Frank
B. Flanders, who dropped out during
the second night.    He was picked up
three days  afterwards   by  the  wood
train.   It   seemed   nothing short of a
miracle that he was alive.   He was put
into a waggon with snow piled around
his legs to keep them frozen  until  lie
arrived at a place where he could get
medical attendance.    He had been five
daws without food or drink, save what
snow he ate.   Snow, by the way, was
all any of us had to eat while we were
lost.   Flanders had both legs cut off a
little above the ankles; in another month
lie underwent a second operation, and
lad both leys cut off a little below the
knees.    He is now living in Goffstowu,
New Hampshire, or was. in 1898.
��� Now, we all knew that by following
down the.creek, it would not be many
hours until we came to a ranch where
^'e could get refreshments and afire.
It will be asked, was not the Lieutenant
undergoing the same hardships as the
men, or did he ask them to suffer more
than he did? There was one pack horse
with the outfit, and his load was made
up entirely of the Lieutenant's belongings, which included plenty of blankets,
so that he could be warm anywhere he
lay down.    He also  had enough hard
pitch pine to cook a pot of coffee whenever he wished, and  he had an extra
horse, and a servant  to attend to his
about daybreak we came to a
wood chopper's cabin Our Lieutenant
went in and remained about ten minutes. We expected to stay and gel
warmed up, and have some hot coffee.
I,ut the Lieutenant, hearing of a camp
farther up, where there was more wood
cut and plenty of waier. started out
again Never was there a greater mistake, for the blizzard came on so severe
that we were completely lost, and wandered about on that desolate ridjjre for
two days and a bight before we got out.
making three days and three nights in
the saddle, with the thermometer from
ten to thirty-three lecrees below zero.
and a blizzard raging more than half
the time.
About midnight of the third, or last.
night the horses played out, so we were
conclusion that in our
meant death for us to
follow the Lieutenant, and there was a
committee of three appointed to go to
him and state our case. I was one of
the three, and, not at all to my liking,
I became spokesman. He treated us
with contempt, and threatened to have
us all court-martialed. I told him I
would rather lie shot lor mutiny than to
die like a dog in a snow drift
We got orders to move, and the poor
fellows who werct unable to mount we
helped to their horses. The creek was
to be the test of our discipline. If the
Lieutenant crossed it and went on
south, it certainly meant death to many
of us. If he turned to the left and went
down the creek, we should be under
shelter in a few hours of course, it is
u soldier's duty to obey orders, aud
there was net a  man  of us who would
whatrthe suffering, if there had been
any sense or reason to it; but to go any
farther seemed nothing short of madness. We crossed the creek and started
south, and how our hopes sank!   We
travelled about an hour  and   I don't
think there were ten   words spoken.
Then we began to talk and shout and
the men were scattered all over the
prairie.   The  storm   was  coming  on
again, and 1 think  the Lieutenant became a little rattled, for we saw him
strike out with five men at a trot iti an
entirely different direction from the one
we had been following    I had been all
through the valley and hunted for miles
on each side of it while doing escort
duty for the surveyors of the Union Pacific Railway; so I took it upon myself
to lead the party that was left to a place
called Loueye's Ranch, where we arrived at four o'clock in the afternoon in
a blinding blizzard, and found that the
Lieutenant's party was there ahead of
us, aud as the men began to dismount
most of them fell to the ground with the
left foot stuck iu the stirrup.
Colonel  Kellogg, with his wife, and
their escorts, were staying at the ranch
over night; he was on  his way to Fort
Phil   Kearny.   The  Colonel  and   his
beautiful wife helped to get the men
into the ranch,  and took  care of them
all through the long night.   It was not
until then that the awful condition of
the men became fully known, for as the
heat got to the parts frozen they became terribly swollen    The next day
four six-mule government wagons and
two mule ambulances came from Fort
Sedgwick, and all possible speed was
made to get the frozen men to the fort,
where they could have medical attendance. The cold weather had not abated
to anyextent,and it required sharp work
do keep those of the men who were frozen the worst from going to sleep iu the
Out of the thirty-seven men who had
left the fort four days before,there were
twenty-eight empty saddles; and one
horse and a man were unaccounted for
The man who was able to ride led the
saddled horses. I noted the angry face
of Capt. Fox as he saw the remants of
his company go by. He addressed a
few remarks to Lieutenant Keene. I
did not hear what he said, as an enlisted
man is not supposed to hear an officer
when he reprimands another; but I do
not think what he said would look nice
in print, nor do I believe the Captain
said anything that would prompt the
Lieutenant to prefer mutiny charges.
There were nine of those frozen men
who lost parts of their bodies, some a
foot, others a hand; one, a I Jermaii.went
to blow his nose a week later and when
he got through he held the. fleshy part
between his fingers and thumb. One
man lost both legs; another three fingers; one an ear and the heel of his
right foot, aud many were discharged
for disabilitv.
compelled to halt where we wei e.   The
anow was so deep that we formed a line have flinched at our duty, no matter
M. W. DAT. Proprluror.
 Mnnufntuivr of all f
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc., Etc.
Sandon, B.C.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, SEPTEMBER HO, 1899.
~l'he following is a complete list, of the
mining transactions recorded during the
week in the several mining divisions of
the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were
as follows :���
Sept 12���Vegia, Dardanelles basin, J
Brown. Lovesa, same, J W Powers.
Ruby Fraction. Fidelitv Butte, S T
Walker, N D McMillan, and H M Walker.
13���Sir Kitchener, Carpenter cr, E M
Quirk. Little John, same, F Hendrick-
son. Nancy Bell, n f same, L H Weill.
Petti Bleu, Slocan lake, C G Baker, H
M Walker.
14���Magnet, same, N D McMillan, W
W Merklev, S T Walker. Eclipse and
Mica, same, N D McMillan, V Merklev.
Ed;th Potter, Cariboo cr, F Garner, W
Bogard. Delaware, same. Furness, n
f Carpenter, H Kelsall.
15���Mayflower, near Silverton, J Es-
terbrook.    Thistle,  Galena  Farm,   J
Taylor, Tom Clair, Jane Wolff, Conrad
Bill    Oregon, Wilson creek, J Hiran
Maine, same, M Brosseau
15���Little Joe, Red mountain, F L
Byron. Slide, Eight Mile cr, same.
Diamond Fraction, on Ruth mt, G T
18���Silver Fox. on Rossland cr, T E
Davis, T C Hartman.
20���Herkulus, n f Carpenter, A Johnson.   Westmanna, same, C Kumlin
22���Elevated, Eight Mile cr, J E Barrett.
2B���Night Hawk, Four Mile cr, Ben
Kneebone. Web Foot, same, H Salt.
Bristol Fraction, same, B Kneebone.
25���Gibraltar, on Blue Bird mt, E M
Quirk. Time Fraction, Four Mile cr, E
A Patterson Orient, near Four Mile.
W H Sandiford. Diana, same, J E
Brouse. Aurora, same, L R Forbes.
Dividend, same, A Thompson.
2o-High Arc Fraction. Idaho basin,
J Batt.
Sept 18���Liberator No 2, Northern
Pacific, Shandon Bells, Humphrey,
Blake, Random. 14���Fitz, Copper Dipt,
Mountain Bell. 15���Los Vegas, Province for 8 years. Prospect same, Paci
fie same, Essex Fraction same 16���
Defender, Orient Fraction. 18���Silver-
tonian. 20���Chitapa, Tamrack 3 years,
Mammoth, Rossland Red Mountain,Big
Jim Basin, Luckv Jack, Independent
Fraction. 21-T& B. 22���Davlight,
St Clair. 24���Anglo-Saxon. 25-Bob
Tail Fraction, Clipper, Vanconi, Ram-
ola, Zoroaster.
Sept 13���Blake, C M Gething and G
Long to L H Weill, Aug 19. Glencoe
4, H Me'lae to D A McDonell, Aug 5,
1897 Ruby, A A Williamson to H M
Walker, July 25 Perseverance, same
to same, same Notice re Perseverence
and Ruby
14��� Parrott V��. H Dilley to C K Hammond    Return l^, P M Haves to same.
15���Rubv and Perseverence J, H M
Walker to N D McMillan,Aug 3." Same,
same to S T Walker, same. Chicago
No 2 |, A D Coplen to F P O'Neil, Sept
1. Phoenix, Libbv R and Alhambra h,
F P Christie to G H Winter, Aug 8.
16���Little John, C Kumlin to F Hen-
drickson, Sept 13.
18���Notice of sheriff's sale of the Cody
Fraction and Joker Fraction, Sept 15.
Hubert Fraction %, Florence L Mclnnes to D McKinnon, Sept 13.
19���Hartney,Sylvanite,Hub and Hub,
August Flower, Hunter and Edith, sale
and exclusive option to A H Bluemen-
auer bv A Jaconson, J Campbell, John
Goettsche, J C But'er, E Shannon, D D
McPherson, A S McPherson, T Avison,
Sept 18
20���Kootenav Sovereign, | to W A
Van Tessel, ^ to Elsee B Way, bv E P
Bremner, Sept 19 Ella B and Abigail
��, R Taylor to J T Kelly, Sept 16. Pro-
vince9-10, same to A Mullan, same.
21���Ella B i Province i, same to F L
Christie, Sept 13. Province J, J D
Rvan to same, Dec 27,1897. America
|,"F H Bartlett to A L Roberts, Sept 16.
Great Britain J, J R Roberts to same,
same. America |,FH Bartlett to J R
Roberts, same.
22���Gipsy Queen and Forest King 1-6,
E L White to D L Brandon, Aug 16.
Sept 19���F W Wright to Emily Swan,
April 8. D D McPherson to E Shannon,
Aug 29
.Sent 11���Ajax, Springer cr, R McFar-
lane'and Thos Benton. Atlin, same, R
12���Giant, 4th s fork Lemon creek,
S W Ray. B P, same, J P Aitchison.
Herb, Lemon creek, S W Ray. Tain-
many, Springer cr, J Livingstone.
13���Jumbo, div Ten Mile and s fork
Kaslo, J Melley.
15���Eagle, 2nd n f Lemon, C M Gething.
16���Yellow Jacket, 1st n f Lemon, N
F McNaught. Copper Jacket, same, J
Sept 18���Bonner, reloc Owl, Herb C
Thomlihson. Drevfus, reloc Baltic, W
H Crawford. Baldwin, reloc Duffer in,
J T Beauchesne.
20���September, reloc Octoroon, Palma
Angrignon. November, reloc Stewart,
Alex Stewart. Advertiser, Springer cr,
Grant Thorburn.
23���Silver Tip, reloc Green, L Heck-
Sept   12���Venus.    13���Daisy,  Black
Hawk    14���Colorado, Black Diamond
15-Slocan Bob.   16���True Blue, Crusader.
Sept 20���Montreal, New Denver Fraction. 22���Keystone. 23���Murillo Fraction, Alaska, Jose, Knox. 25���Vank-
leek Hill.
Sept 21���Lucky Jack.
Sept 12���Ranger aud Lucky Dave
Fractions all, W J Robertson and Louis
Heckinan to W Harris. Twin Sisters
No 1 and No 2 J, Frank Provost to C
Newhaus. Same, same, C Newhaus to
J Radcliff, $750.
13���Sucker |, J Radcliff to W J Andrews.
14���Slocan Maiden and Slocan Boy,
otice of lien for $75 against C K Ham-
ond's interests by Chas Garrity.
16-Bossett J, Wm Harris to N F Mc-
McNaught. Ranger Fraction �� and
Superior Fraction |, same to same.
Sept 19���Fido and Silver Bow 14, E
Rackliff to J G McCallum.
22���Sarsfield, San Jose,Emmett, Own
Roe, all, A Reichart to P Nolan and C
B Hittle.	
August 29���Lodestar, Hall creek, F
31���Charleston, south fork,W E Boie.
Grey Eagle, Woodbury cr, D McDonnell and D Gilchrist.
Sept 1���Mexico,nearTen MileHouse,
R A Cameron. Norman, Kaslo cr, C
2���Omdurman, Lake cr, A E Doucet.
Irou Mound, same, J Snell.
4���Deadwood, Hooker cr, O Johnson.
Garibaldi, Coflee cr, J Harris. Brown,
Nine Mile, N St Denis and J Desereau.
Diamond, Sixteen Mile, J M Somprey.
Josephine Chantal, same, P Desereau..
Montreal,same,N St Denis. Santa Rosa,
Sawyer, Mrs. Sawyer. Alameda, same
B A Sawyer. Portia, same. W G Sawyer. Anaconda, Howser lake, A Johnston. Argenta, same, T B Johnston.
Meredith, Spring creek, J A Otto. Dayton No 2, s of Dayton. C Claney. Summit, n of Dayton. J D Keenanj
6���Storm Cloud, Duncan river, J Van
Hooker. Alice, same, M F Goudroux.
Victoria, same, P McLean. General
Gordon, same, Geo Hamilton. Minnie,
same, J Walker.
7���Lardo, Meadow cr, A Campbell, E
King, A Palmer and G Gilbert.
8���Great Eastern, Coffee creek, E P
Bremner. Libertv Fraetion,Woodbury
cr, F E Starkey Chief and Badger, on
Duncan river, G Hamilton. Laurier,
same, J Walker. Robin, Tee creek, W
S Hall. Caledonia, same, D J Young
Treasure, Kaslo cr, J Y Kesler. Silver
Glance Fraction, Woodbury cr, S S Da-
voin. Phoenix, Whitewater, Theo F
Adams. Mountain Con, Long cr, E Anderson. Bloomington, Schroeder cr, G
August 21���Silver Cable, Savannah,
Lewiston, Harrisburg, Orient,Vermona
Ella Mav, Mavliower Sept 1���Maker.
Iron King, Invincible, Good Luck, Nip
and Tuck, Horseshoe, Stanley, Bolder-
wood, Evening Star. 2���Labor Day
Fraction, Sphinx. 5���Bonanza, Dora,
Margaret, Luckv Boy, Liberty, Toby
Fraction, Florens, Flying Cloud, Union
Jack, Metallic Union, Kootenay Star,
Kootenay Star Fraction, Treadwell.
Democrat, Vera Cruz, Buena Vista,
Scottish Chief. Parrot, Echo. 6���Can-
nev, Ontario N<�� 2, Egalite Fraction. 8
���Volunteer,Six Friends, Boodler.Silent
Friend, Glue Pot, Hobson. 9-Mount
Pleasant, Bryan, Triangle, Florence,
Gilt Edge, "ll���Silver Bee, Southern
Cross, Quo Vadis, Sunbeam, Comstock.
Erie, Hungry Five. 12���Treadwell.
Lamentable Fatal Accident.
A lamentable accident occurred near
Ainsworth, on Thursday, whereby F. J.
A. Bennett, Presbyterian student at that
place, lost his life. He was out shooting
and in some manner bis gun was discharged, the contents badly lacerating
one arm. Mr. Bennett was alone at the
time, and when found was weak from
loss of blood. He was taken into Ainsworth, and subsequently to the Kaslo
hospital, where he succumbed next day
from his injuries, death being due mainly from loss of blood. The remains were
interred at Ainsworth on Sunday. Deceased was an Englishman,and had been
in the camp all summer. He intended
returning to Toronto in a couple of weeks
to resume his Btudies.
Kmtly Kdlth Building*.
The Emily Edith has commenced the
erection of fine buildings at the mine for
the employees.   The buukhouse proper
is to be fitted up with bathrooms, drying
rooms, smoking and card rooms, reading
and sitting rooms. Time are to be accommodations for 70 men, with wire
mattresses in each bed. The messhouse
is to be fitted up In good style, with
quarters for the cook and help in addition to the kitchen and dining room. A
third building will be occupied as an
assay and general offices. Superintendent Rammelmeyer will also have private quarters erected for himself and
family.  __	
Some time ago tbe miners' union at
Silverton passed a resolution declaring
that members should not do work by
contract. This forced the men employed
at the Bosun and Wakefield to quit work.
Last week the union reconsidered the
question and finally withdrew the resolution, thus permitting the men to accept contracts in the lake prope'tie*.
This action is understood to he a compromise.
New Invention*.
The following inventors have recently been "ranted patents by the Canadian government through the agency
of Messrs. Marion & Marion, solicitors
of patents and experts, New York Life
Building, Montreal, who will send their
������Inventor's Help" free to any address.
Freeman Payzant, Lockeport, N. S.,
>olderless cans; L. A. W.Godwin, Halifax, N. S, stiffening brooms: F. J.
Buote, Tignish, P. E. I , proof presses;
W EL Tobey, Tupperville. Ont., auto-
matic water feed regulator for boilers;
S. S. Grant, Montreal, P. Q��� adjustable
nose guard for eyeglasses: J. B Girard,
St Alrae, P. Q., wind wheels
Hartney Mean* BusineM.
That the Hartney will be extensively
worked this season, and that the first
payment on the bond will be met next
month, are practically assured facts
Four men were sent up on Sunday to
commence work on the new winter
quarters to be erected on the Hat. ami
this force will be added to shortly.
Manager Bluemenauer has purchased
an ore car and rails for use in the main
tunnel. Several tons of supplies, bought
from local dealers, are being sent up
the hill. All this betokens a lively
camp this winter.
The Paystreak.
^ wjf,-e old mother is Nature���
She guideth her children's feet
In many a pleasant pathway ;
Vet her strong life currents beat,
Sometimes, in intricate channels���
As a mountain stream may run���
15 it ever her purpose triumphs
And ever the goal is won.
jh-r eyes are the eyes ot Argus,
And she uttereth her decree ;
The brook shall come to the river,
And the river shall reach the sea !
We have tailed to read the riddle
Of the impulse and desire,
That burn in the soul of being,
Like the sun's great heat of fire,
Impelling the bird, storm drifted,
To haste to its sheltered nest,
And the mother to bring her baby
To the warmth   of   her sheltering
And the blossum to yield its honey
As the spoil ot the bandit bee ���
While the brook   goes down   to the
And the river reaches the sea !
Hut Whatsoever we name it ���
Be it Destiny or Fate���
It lends the prince to his kingdom.
The king to his palace gate ;
The lover shall taste the kisses
That grow on the maiden's lips ;
And sate in the la nil-locked harbor
Shall be moored the scattered ships;
And the soul shall gain  its heaven���
Where the \vite-robed angels be���
And the brook shall blend  with the
And the river shall wed the sea !
���Topeka Capital,
Free Trade cs. Protection.
The American and Australian
moat canners, alter failing to reach
an agreement regarding the British
market, have started a rate war, and
the five hi,' American firms have
Agreed to lose SI 000,000 in running
the Australians out of the business.
To make good the loss the American
packers have made a substantial advance in the price to consumers at
home. This is an excellent illustration of how the protection system
works out. The British people are
lo get ��1,000,000 worth of meat tor
nothing because they are wise enough
to profit b> the folly of others. Their
market cannot be governed by the
American, Australian or other pack-
JTB, for it is open to the world, and
i|i an article of general production
'ike meat all the producers cannot be
organized. The British consumer is
to have cheap beef, just as he is ob-
'"ining cheap sugar through the
jierninn, French and Austrian bonnt
ltis- The American packers, if not
''"joying protection, would be ob-
'���jred to suffer the cost of this gener-
"sitV themselves. But secure in the
I'esti'ictlon ot n tax on imports, thev
1,1 "<* able to recoup themselves by ad-
v:'tieing t|le   p,.jC(i  t0  t|R.jr fellow-
c,wR��rw at home. The Americans
!U'G thus forced to pay a higher price
"j order that the British may be
given cheaper American beef. At
"lle time the Americans objected to
jy'��K tribute to Britain.
Methodist Church : ���
||ev- A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Kegu la r services to-morrow at 11
���ln- and 7:;jo. p m.
''kkshyterian Church:���
Ihvine service will be held in Vir
fi; �� Hall at 7:80 p, m.     Hev. J. A.
Ue'and, Minister. *
Fleishman, the jewelery man, whoH^te No. 84385
is not unknown in Sandon, who sued
the C. P. R. for $20,C00 because ot
Se��rSSrnfoneofhisfeet at Cassels,
N. VV. 1., lost his case in Vancouver
Wednesday. The jury found that
the accident was not caused by any
act of commission or omission on the
part of the company or its servants.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay  District.    Where   located : On
Payne  Mountain,   adjoining   the   "Two
���Jacks" and   'Thursday Fraction" mineral
claims, in the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay: B. C.
Take Notice that I, K. M. Sandilands (Certificate No.   B  18765) acting as  agent for the
Payne Consolidated Mining Company, Limit
ed, Free Miner's Certificate No.B 18921, intend,
sixty days from date hereof, to  apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action under
Section 37, must  he  commenced  before   the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated this twe\ty-first day of July, 1899.
E. M. Sandilands,
A, Ed. Becker, F. M. C. No. 121!i3<
John Caldwell, P. M. C. No. 137i)2. F. A. Dever-
eux, F. M. C. No. 58846 A,C. L. Preston, F.M. C
NO.10349A, O. T. Stone, F. M. C. No. 10856A and
J.H.Gray, F.M. C. No. 23145a, intend sixty
days from date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of
the above claims,
I    And further take notice that action, under
section 87,   must  be  commenced  before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated  this  twenty-first day of July, 1899.
L. L B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Pnblic, Etc.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in   the  Slocan   Mining   Division   of
West Kootenay District.   Where located
On Tributary Creek.
Take Notice   that  I,  H.   B.   Alexander, of
Sandon.  B.C,  Free  Miner's Certificate  No.
.'f.'ti.'L'A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to opply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certi
fii-ate  of  Improvements, for the   purpose of
obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section   37,   must   be  commened   before  the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated this twenty-ninth day of July. WM.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Ainsworth Mining  Division of
West Kootenay District.   Where located:
On the Notrh Fork of Kaslo Creek, adjoining the Metlakatta Mineral Claim.
Take Notice that I, M. R. W. Rathbome,  of
Silverton. B. C, Free Miner's Certificate No-
SS87 A. intend, sixty days from date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown (irant of the above claim.
And fnrtner take notice   that action,  under
section 37,   must be   commenced   before   the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
M. R. W. Ratiiiikknk.
Dated this 14th day of July, WM.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public
Established 18!��5.
Slocan Mines.
Mining Stocks bought and Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Headquarters for Miners.
Well stocked bar in connection.
First class accommodations.   Board by the
day or week.
Atlantic Steamship   Tickets.
to and from European points via Canadian and American lines. Apply
for sailing dates, rates, tickets and
full information to any C. P. Ry
agent, or
C. P. R. Agent, Sandon.
WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Afft.,
[Western Federation of Miners ]
Meets every Saturday Evening at  8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pres, Geo. Smith.
Vice-Pres, Howard Thomikon.
Fin Sec, W. L. HAGLKB.
Subscribers, J1.00 per month.,
Private Patients (8.00 per day, exclusive of expense of physician or
surgeon and drugs.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay Distict.   Where located : About
three   miles   from  Three    Forks,  on   the
North Fork of Carpenter Creek.
Take notice that I. Chas. Moore, of Kaslo-
B.C .acting as agent for Chas. S. Ellis. Free
Miner's Ccrtilicate No. 88177A,   intend, sixty
days from   the date  hereof   to   at��ply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improve
ments. for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
s,,Hio,i  87.   mint   be   commenced   before the
J, D. E( Laiuiii.i.n. President.
W. L. HAiii.KK. Secretary.
DR.   W.  K.   UtiMM, Attendant Physician.
MissS. M. Ciiisiiui.m, Matron.
Grant Cox, Wm.Donahuk, J. V. Martin,
WM. (i.UtmiT and I*. H. MURFHY, Management Committee.
of  Improvements
U7.   mu.it
issuance of such Certificate
Dated this first day of August. 1891).
Chas. Moore.
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication of ALTA
LODGE, U. D., held first Thursday
in each Mouth, in Masonic Hall,
Sandon, at 8 p. M. Sojourning brethern cordially invited.
W. 11. Lilly,
Optional Routes East From The
First Clas Sleepers on all Trains from
arrowhead A kootenay  landing.
Tourist Cars pass Rcvelstoke,
Daily for St. Paul.   Thursdays for
Montreal and Boston.   Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto
NEW" YORK 110 hrs
!���� hrs.
M hrs
at hrs
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate 111 the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay District, Where located ���
On the North Slope of the South Forkof
Carpenter Creek, above the
Town of Cody
Oray,  acting  as
Take Notice  Oiat   I, J, H  .
HKcntforMrs.L.Ht'iens,  Free  Miner's Oerti
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Daily to Points Reached via.
Daily except Sunday to Points
reached via Rosebery and Slocan City.
13:30 k
Lv. sandon Arr.
13:00 k
Tickets Issued  Through  and Baggage  Checked  to   Destination,
Agent, Sandon.
A. O. P. Agt.,
Trav. Pass. Agt
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Be sure   that your ticket   reads  via the
Looks Like a Jag.
The following suggestive invitation has been sent out to the newspaper fraternity by the Spokane
press club. It reads like a wholesale
invitation to the modest journalists to
come over and paint the town,
"Spokane by electric light" is too
picturesquely wicked for Kootenay
editors, who are all virtuous enough
to wear wings:
" 'There'll be a hot time in the old
town tonight.' Editors' Day at tne
Spokane Industrial Exposition. General Order No. 3, Spokane Press
Club: You are commanded to appear at the 1899 High Jinks of the
Spokane Press Club, October 7th,
Editors' Day.
The eight-hour law is suspended.
Hostilities begin in the morning,
and a seat has been reserved for you
in the trolley car.
The afternoon bombardment will
occur at the exposition tents, which
the Press Club has leased and will
absolutely own, manage and control
for the day.
At the stroke of 8 o'clock the Auditorium theatre and the company
playing there become the property
of the Press Club and guests.
At 10 a banquet such as the old
Romans never dreamed of will be
spread at Davenyort's. Eating,
drinking, singing and short speeches
are the order of the early night.
Then, under the guidance uf experienced clubmen, will be seen Spokane
by electric light. The police force
lias been subsidized.
Prepare to hit the road for Spokane
on the above date.   Failure to do so
will be to miss the treat of vour lite.
K. S. V P. (French)   Translated :
Answer P. D. Q.
Cecil's Soul.
Apropos tbe South African crisis, a
story is being told by a Salvation
Army! officer just returned from
there, While ' Generali'Booth was
conversing with Mr. Rhodes one day
be suddenly asked him in a manner
characteristic of the "Army," "How
is it with your soul V Mr. Rhodes
replied quietly : "It's well enough
with my souf, but you're the first,
person I've come in contact with for
a long time who credited me with
having one."
Ralph Smith. M. P. P. of Nanaimo,
was elected president and John A.
Allen of Hamilton vice-president of]
the Trades A Labor Congress at the
Montreal meeting. James Wilkes
was elected vice-president and W. J
B. McLaren, Rossland; H.Harrison,
Vancouver, and G. A. Coldwell,
Victoria, executive for British Columbia.
Ban* & Rankin have opened a general store in Selkirk.
Between the Central Music Hall
and the Slocan News Store, a
lady's belt. Finder will confer a
favor by leaving it at this office.
To    Puckers    and    Freighters.
For Sale.
Twenty-one Pack  Mules, 6 Work
Mules, 2 Saddle Horses.    Rigging
and Harncss'Jmay be  arranged for.
Apply to
T. Graham,
Albert Canyon, B. C.
Liberal Conservative Union of British
Columbia will be held at the Assembly Hall, New Westminster on the
5th day of October next, commencing
at 10 a. m.
All Liberal Conservatives will be
welcome. The right to vote is con-
lined to delegates chosen by Liberal
Conservative Associations or District
Meetings regularly convened for the
purpose, one member for every
twenty members of such Association
or District Meeting. Proxies can
only be used by members of the
Union, Advantage may be taken
of the Railway rates to and from the
Exhibition, whicn is to be held at
the same time,
D. H. Wilsox,   Geo. H. Cowan,
President. Secretary.
Fine Seasonable Groceries
Table Novelties.
Unequalled for Variety and Purity.
Hotels, Mines and   Families  will find it to their ad
vantage to see these new  goods  in all lines before
purchasing elsewhere.    Mall Orders  will receive ?s
usual our prompt attention and forwarded asdesirtj
Sandon, B.C.
Hamilton   Watches
Are the best for Hnnl Service. l>einu
the favorite Railroad Watch of North
America. Largely taking the place of
other watches where accurate time is
required. The Jewels in these Watches
are Jewels, not imitation, and set in
Gold. The Higher Grades have Sapphire Pallets. Everything that goes to
make the finest Timekeeper is to he
found in these Watches.
Seventeen Jewel Grades from '20 to
865, Twenty-one Jewels from 40 to IM.
Call and see them.
I also handle the famous Hampden
Watch. I state only facts and can
hack up every assertion made.
Jeweller and Optician.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Pipes,
Smokers' Sundries.
Cards and Chips.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
H. BYERS & Co.
Builders and  Heavy Hardware.
Prospectors Outfits, Picks, Shovels and
Steel. Camp Stoves, Camp Cooking
Utensils.      Powder, Caps and   Fuse.
rraroimronrrbrrirb'Tmr Tmnrmr mnrw jirrrarimnnrff rwmsr^
& D. Cameron,
See our New Goods. The
Latest in Fall Suitings. Wc
Carry the Finest Lines in the
Slocan. Fit. Material and
Workmanship Guaranteed.
Donaldson's  Rheumatic  Cure.
It has Cured Others,
It Will Cure You.
mm&fm*mm&m% ********* *
I Folliott & McMillan.
J? ***********0****
$, Contractors and Builders.
���$        Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
yi 000000��0000t . m
lAy Sash, Doors, Blinds, etc., Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices. ,
T& Mine and Dimension Timber always in Stock. Plans, Estimates and I
^   Speoifloations furnished for all Classes of Building.
* RAILROAD AVE.   -   -   -   -   SANDON' j
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