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Business Men of Slocan toill Meet
to Discuss Means of Effecting
An Arrangement. Compulsory
Arbitration Petition Being Circulated.
Another Gang Arrioes at the Payne.
A. W. Wright and Prooincial
Constable Kelly in Charge. A
Feu? Turned Bach by the Union.
The second contingent of Finland
  ers arrived at  the   Payne  mine on
A meeting of Sandon business men Monday morning.   Thev came from
was held in the  Police Court  rooms Hibbing,   Minnesota,  and   were  in
on Tuesday evening, for the purpose charge of A. W. Wright of the Ajax
of trying to devise some action that mine   who went tJ Mjnne80ta and
would terminate the labor difficulty, employed   the   men,   paying   their
With the exception of two or three  fares to  Sandon   and guaranteeing
firms the meeting was a  representa- them >3 00 a  d��y   until the   1st of
...    , , t.      .    .     ...    April and ��3.20 after that date.   So
uve gathering of the mercantile J a8 is k���own no arrangement was
interests of the town. The disscuss ma(je for a inpayment of the fares,
ion was entirely informal and brough ! and, as usual, the men were told
out very clearlv the fact that all con. i that there   was  no   trouble   in this
eernedwere   tfred  of the existing lOT**-   Xh? P��"V  was brought to
_   _,    "       . . ,! Kaslo on the   steamer   Alberta from
state ot affairs and wanted a- settle ��� Boftnera1 Ferry and was run up to
ment. With this idea in view it was | Sandon on/special tiain. Provincial
decided to call a general meeting ot j Constable Kelly assisted Mr. Wright
the business men of the district and j in. herding his party ot roundheads
also of Nelson ami Kaslo, to take and took care that the Miners' Union
place in Sand n on Tuesday evening I representatives did not get an oppor-
next, February tith. in Virginia Hall, | tunity to let them know the situation,
for the purpose of making representa-, yvhite going from  the boat  to  the
Strain   the   Union   delegates  got
��� i
tious to the government and to the
Mine Owners' Association and the
Miners' Union, in the hope that, some
basis of settlement may Ite arrived
at. A committee of five, Messrs!
?.fW( !<!%*!��*����� ^Hmmwh <'h��,v
eron and David were appointed to
attend to the executive work. Invitations have been eirculated to
business men in the various towns
aud it is  believed   that a   large and
opportunity to say a few words to the
imported men and live of them who
understood English decided that
there was something wrong and gave
Mr. Wright tb��- cold shake. There
were^ISHh the piiYCT tltttt J*��W<
Kaslo, of -whom 18 went up* to tne
mine. The men who quit nf\ Kaslo
made affidavit that they were employed bv   Wright   and  his  agent*
thoroughly representative gathering ^d that) their tares were paid into
will result. the country.   Thev also telegraphed
Besides making arrangements fiiclfo their friends in'Minnesota   not to
this meeting, a  petition   was started [\have anything to do with agents em-
in circulation asking the government ploying men for the Slocan.   Here is
to make the "Labor Conciliation and ��� a sample of the   affidavits given :
Arbitration    Act''   compulsory   audi  l��niTI<,   TiB,HlT    hlttUf,    .iQiv
binding.     This  act   was passed bv    i^LIb    lAKDlrr,   be ng    uu >
the Turner government in 1894,  and ���*��"'.'.   says:    I   was  enqriQyed��
is almost an exact copv of the  New Hibbing   Minnesota, to  worK ft the
Zealand and  Australian arbitration "Wof B, Cs       wm ifl^U
law with the exception that there is Chafes Doyle*  tor   A    \V. Wiight.
nothing in the act   which   makes it  } am\a citizen of the   United  States.
compulsory on either   party   or the!1 am \.common   laborer.     My  tare
rulings of* the  conciliation  Council |f ������ P\d-   I)o ,u,t know who ^au1
binding, which, of course, makes the j]t"
law a dead letter.   There are  many
pepple who believe that the harmoni
ous   relations   between   capital and
labor which exist in the Australasian
colonies   aud in   certain states of the
American Union and in Switzerland,
where arbitration laws are in force,
COUld be   brought  about In   British j
Cdlumbia by the application of sim-1
ilar laws.   The conciliation law pro j
vides for a perfectly fair arbitration
council, either temporary or perina-1
nent,   to with   both   employer  and
employee could appeal with perfect
assurance of fair and impartial treat-1
ment.   The petition asking that this
law be   made   compulsory   will   be
circulated throughout   the    district
and the Miners' Unions and the Mine
Owners' Association, as well   as the
business men   of  the camp, will be
asked to sign it.   It is hoped that by
Tuesday next the committee will be
able to   report  to   the   meeting that
the petition has been strongly signed
and is in readiness to be presented to
the government at Victoria.
I was engaged to come to B. C.
with the\ understanding that there
was no trouble between Miners and
Mine Owners
My baggage was not examined by
the customs inspector.
I had no health certificates.
A W. Wright told,me that if I left
the boat at Kaslo, as I was 1800miles
from home, 1 would starve to death.
I am going back to Minnesota.
Sworn   before   me this 2!Uh day of
January, ISlfif.
In and for the City of Kaslo,   British
Witness: W. L. HAGLER
The Sandon branch of the Bank of
B.C   will  recei/e  contributions. to
the  Canadian   Patriotic   Fund, and
forward the same to Mr. J. M. Court
ney, treasurer, at Ottawa.
A. E. Hall of Kaslo is visiting in
P. J. Hickey went out to Spokane
J. D. Giegerieh went out to Kaslo
yesterday for a few days' holiday.
Mrs. Rhoda Gibson of Seattle is
visiting her sister, Mrs. S. Campbell,
Mrs. ('has. McLaughlin has returned from Edmonton, where she
mane a lengthy.visit.
The Australian Novelty Company
will occupy Spencers Hall for three
nights next week, Tuesday, Wed-
nesday and Thursday.   i
,J. 0. Reegan has commenced work
on a,75 foot tunnel on the Lone .lack
claim. ' He   has  two men working.
The property belongs to E. II. Tom
McEwen, the hypnotist, will give
entertainments iir Virginia Hall on
Wednesday and Thursday- evenings
next. McEwen's hypnotic powers
have made him famous.
The Supreme court of Austria has
handed down a ruling that draw
poker is a game of chance and not of
science. Such guileless gentlemen
as the Austrian court would be easy
game for Slocan tinhorns.
W. H. Lilly haa epceived his my da
Port Stanley Marine Corps and spent
the exciting days of 'titt at Sarnia,
where he was night operator in the
military headquarters there during
the encampment.
Jack McCullouch, the champion
skater of the world, gave an exhibition at the rink on Thursday evening. McCullouch is not only the
fastest skater in the world, but he is
the most versatile entertainer on ice.
In fancy skating .Axel Paulson   is
Erobably the only man who ever did
The Manufacturers' Life Insurance
Companv will henceforth be represented in the Slocan by A. B. Docksteader* He will locate in Sandon
in the near future and will devote
his time to the insurance business.
The Manufacturers' Life is to well
known to need introduction, and
"Dock"���well, we all know him, too.
Donnelley Group Sold.
The   Donnelley   group   has   been
taken up by Major  Hackett  for  an
eastern   syndicate  and   men    have
already been put to   work   on the
ground. It is the intention to work
both tunnels, and a force of 12 men
will be employed. The price is not
made public, but #25,000 is understood to be the figure, on a cash
The Donnelley group of five claims
which adjoins the townsite of Sandon
was located by J. M. Donnelley iu
the spring of '%. Since that time he
and his partners have continued development" vfork until they now have
300 feet of work on the property besides oilier improvements which
makes it a valuable group of claims.
Altho a rather unpromising proposition in the original, the owners have
ut last been rewarded for their persistency and pluck by a showing
which amply justifies the purchasers
iti paying the price.
The Eli Group Stocked.
The flotation of the Get there-Eli
group of claims, on the head of Ten
Mile, has been successfully accomplished in Vancouver. Vhe name of
the syndicate is the V, A M. Mines
Co., Ltd.. President.-Michael Costello;
Heovutary/r.   J.ASmith;   DlCfitikg*-..
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onini.    A foftse orTnwPWlll  Be7>ur
to work on the property immediately.   C. W. Harrington will  be man-
Want a Square Deal.
The Sandon Junior Hockey Club
will compete at the Rossland carnival
if satisfactory arrangements can be
made. The Rossland carniva1 management has sent word that Sandon
is to play Rossland and the winners
to play Nelson, This arrangement
is unfair and unsatisfactory to Sandon boys as our team won the cup
last year atod are therefore deiend-
ers. According to all the rules of
sport they should be asked to beat
the winners only. The Sandon team
can beat Nelson and Rossland both
together if necessary, but the Sandon
boys do not intend to submit to any
arrangement which is unfair and
irregular. Rossland will have to
alter its schedule.
What Slocan City Wants.
R. F. Green will present a petition
iu the House from 30 or 40 merchants,
miners and other residents in and
around Slocan City, asking for 315,
000 to continue the wagon road up
Ten Mile. The petition reads as
"It is our earnest belief that the
numerous mineral properties situated on Ten Mile creek and the country
lying adjacent to its head wafers
Have been sufficiently developed "to
prove their value as producers of
mineral wealth.
"A large amount of capital is at
present engaged in opening up these
properties and getting their products
to market. But the lack of any adequate means of getting in and out of
the country is a serious hinderance
to present and contemplated improvements, and believing that the expenditure of public money in rendering more accessible the rich districts
of the Province will result in large
public benefits and increased revenues to the Government, we respectfully petition your honorable body
for an appropriation of $15,000 for
the purpose of continuing a wagon
road to the head of Ten Mile, a distance of eleven miles.7'
Mr. Green will also present a petition of like character, asking for
$20,000 tor a road up Lemon Creek,
15 miles from Slocan City.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. M.  Sanford are
spending a few days in Kaslo.
A Ballad of Lac St. Pierre.
- if
'Twas one dnrk night on Lac St. Pierre,
An' de win' she blow, blow, blow;
When de crew of de wood-Hcow .lule La Plant e
Get scare an' run below,
For de win' she blow like hurricane ;
Bime-by hIi�� blow Home more ;
An' de scow buns up on Lac St. Pierre,
One bacre from de shore
De captain she's walk de front deck ;
She's walk de bind deck too ;
She's call de crew from up de hoi'
She's cull de cook also ;
Dat cook his name was Rosa,
He's como from Mo'real.
He'e chambermaid on a lumber barge
On   dat big Lachine Canal.
l��e win' she blow from nor" ens' won',
An' de sout win' she's blow too;
When Rosa say, "Ob capitan,
Vatever shall we < o V"
De capitan den she's trow de hunk.
But still dat scow she drif;
An' de crew he can't pass on dtit shore,
Because lie's lose de skill'.
De night was dark like one black cat,
An' de waves roll high an' fass ;
Wben de capitan take poor Rota
An' she lash 11im to de mast.
lH;n de capitan put on de life preserv,
An' jump into de lac,
An' say, "(loo I bye, my Rosa dear,
I go drown for your sake."
Ne <' mornin' very hearly,
Bout half pass two, tree, four,
De capitan, cook an' wood-scow
Lay corpses on dat shore.
For de win she blow like hurricane ;
Bime-by she blow some inoie ;
An' de scow buss up on Lac St. Pierre,
One hacre from de shore.
Now all you wood-scow sai.or-mans
Tuk' warning by dat storm,
An' so marry one nice French *&*,
An' live on one nice farm.
Den ule win' may Vilow \\\0\ Yiurrtcaiie.       I
An' s'pose she's blow sonic more.
You von'tgot drown on Lac St. Pierre.
So long you stay on shore.
���Drum mond.
(Toronto World )
The South African war will play a
most important part in the coining
session of the Dominion Parliament.
Great Britain is in the throes parturition. A new and greater Empire is
about to arise. The greatest awakening of the century is upon us. Circumstances are accomplishing what
no statesman nor Government has
been able to bring about. The South
African war will prove to be the
Bismark of our Imperial consolida
tion. Do Canada's statesmen realize
the mightv changes that are now in
process of formation ? Do they realize
that Canada to-day looms grandly
up in the Imperial constellation as it
has never before appeared ? Do they
realize that henceforth Canada will
drop its colonial swaddling clothes
and appear among the nations as one
of themselves ? If not, it is to be
hoped the members of the Government will get upon some eminence
whence thev can view the swiftly-
moving panorama and get an inspiration ot the new awakening.
During the coming session Canada
must announce tbe course it proposes
to take in the creation of the new
and greater confederation. Fortunately public sentiment in the Dominion is all one way on this question.
Canadians are heart and soul for a
genuine, practical federation ot the
British Empire, They are willing
and anxious to partake of the responsibilities and to share in the
clories ot Imperial unity. And parliament will not reflect public sentiment unless it proceeds at once to do
some concrete act by which the aspirations of the people of Canada are
made known to the world. The
tery first thing parliament should do
on assembling is to sanction a war
credit of at least five million dollars.
An action of this kind would create a
world-wide impression such as no
mere resolution of sympathy with
the Mother Country could ever accomplish. Parliament must rise
equal to the occasion. The present
is the opportunity of a century. We
must not view the situation as a calamity, but as a glorious privilege.
It is not only our duty to assist the
Mother Countiy in her efforts to
maintain and spread the principles
of liberty and freedom, but it is
immensely to our material advantage to form a close alliance with
Great Britain. The consolidation of
the Empire means much for Canada
in the extension of its trade and the
development of its resources. From
every point of view it is desirable
that we should use the very first
opportunity to proclaim for Imperial
federation. The opportunity will be
presented when parliament meets,
and the way to prove our enthusiasm
is to vote a war loan of five million
dollars or more concurrently with
the resolution in reply to the speech
from the throne.
Later on in the session parliament
will be called on todeclare the policy
of Canada as a military factor in the
Empire. There is no getting away
from the fact that the Dominion
must henceforth assume a military
role. We must enlarge our military
forces by the addition of a regular
standing army. This army maybe
small to s'art with, say, five thousand
men, but they should be otf the Iwgh-
est phvsicial efficiency and training.
Canada's soldiers must be equal to
any in the world. No other country
can produce better men than Canada
and there is no reason why our officers should not have as perfect a
scientific and practical training as
those of anv other nationality. The
South African war has been a revelation as to the ability of an insignificant country to hold its own against
a great empire. The lesson of the
South African war is that no country,
no matter how small, need regard
itself as an insignificant factor in
defensive warfare. If less than half
a million Boers can make so much
trouble for Great Britain what might
not Canada, with ten times the popu
j lation accompllse against any enemy
invading her territory?
Imperial politics will dominate the
coming session.   We hope our representatives will be able to make the I
transformation from colonial to Im
perial statesmanship.
The day that Lord Kitchener arrived at Cape Town the first through
train   arrived   at   Khartoum    One
great work crowned   with  success
another begun.
Little Willie���Say, pa, did you
ever have another wife besides ma?
No, Willie.   But why do you ask ?
Little Willie���The family record
in the Bible says you married Anno
Domini 1877.
O'Brien (the Fenian), in a stage
whisper- -Are yez in favor of invadin'
Canady ?
Casey���Oi om that; but there is
wan thing that's botherin' me.
Casey���How the divil will ,we be
able t' git our arms ppasht th' coos-
toom officials widout payin dooty ?
Kootenay Miners Protest Against Interference With the Statute.
��� I
The present session of the Legislature
has been fruitful of talk and petitions
regarding the Eight Hour Law. "Wipe
it off the statutes," say the mine owners;
"Maintain the law exactly as passed,"
declare the miners. There could be no
two more opposite requests. It is an
open secret, says the Vancouver News-
Advertiser, that the government intends to retain the law, while seeking,
of course,to mak ; the relations between
men aid owners as pleasant as possible.
In the early part of the session some
strong petitions were presented by the
owners against the law; now petitions
of equal strength are coming from the
miners, asking for the maintenance of
the law in its entirety. One of these
resolutions has been sent to Mr. Mac-
pherson, MP P., as well as others, and
reads as follows:
Whereas, unsettled conditions exist
between labor and capital iu the metalliferous mining districts of the province
of British Columbia, arising from many
causes, chief of which is the eight hour
law: the Mine Owners Association and
their several organs have advocated
their cause persistently before the pub
lie and their emissaries have written
and stated through the public press
that the miners did not want the eight
hour law. Being fully conscious of how
disastrous to the people of theKoote
nays any misstep or wrong move by
either party would be at this moment,
we deem it our duty to state our position to the citizens of British Columbia
and their representatives, who hold and
guide the destinies of the province
Much depends on the foresight and
wisdom of these men guiding the ship
of state, as we hope they will continue
to do, to a safe port.
Whereas we, the members of District
Union No. <>, Western Federation ol
Miners, comprising eleven unions, with
a membership of three thousand miners:
do hereby protest against any political
trickery that would tend to disrupt the
present government, and we appeal to
all organized labor to remember that
the prosperity of our people depends on
the maintaining of the. metalliferous
mines act as amended at the last sitting
of the legislature. If miners are to be
considered in the same category as so
much machinery or some kindofani
mal that lives on black bread and hog
fat, needs no books, can live in a rude
hut, or sleep in a mining company
bunk house without being dissatisfied,
then there is no cause for quarrel over
bow many hours he shall or shall not
work. Conceding him to be a human
being, a modern man able to read,think
and appreciate tho good things of life as
others do. then we contend that eight
hours are sufficient for men to work underground. The dangerous and unhealthy nature of our calling are good
and sufficient reasons for shorter hours
than other branches of labor, skilled or
unskilled. Oft times by a slight mishap or the ignorance of an employee,
the individual who makes such mistakes is not only killed, but causes the
death of his comrades who may he near
him. Working in artificial air, breathing poisonous gases every moment
while underground,   men    often   lose
their lives before they can retrace their
steps to a place of security. We are
tempted in this resolution to question
the competency of the Mine Inspector
for the Kootenays, and wonder why a
government should retain a man in
their employ who has lost the respect
and confidence of the men of whose
lives he is the guardian.
The wage question on which is based
the present struggle between the miners and mine owners in the Slocan district, is not above the standard paid to
first class miners in other places, such
as Cripple Creek, Col, where miners
have been working eight hours since
189t. It would be superfluous to add
that in all the British colonies and in
Great Britain miners work but eight
hours. There is no place outside the
Kootenays in this western mining country, with the exception of Alaska,where
more of the necessities of life cannot be
purchased with a dollar than in the
mining districts of British Columbia.
In the state of Montana, where wages
will average from 75 cents toll per day
per man higher than in portions of British Columbia, clothing, food, and in
fact everything that would satisfy one's
desires can be obtained at least 25 per
cent cheaper than in any portion of the
Therefore, we contend that wages are
not high, hut,nn the average, are below
the standard paid in other localities.
People in British Columbia are not able
to maintain their physical strength, not
to speak of their mental and moral requirements, on the same wages paid for
labor in Europe or the eastern provinces. Labor should -not"sniffer for the
mistake of men who have more money
than judgment. Unscrupulous speculators pl<.t and scheme in every way
imaginable to float mining properties
for millions when they are not worth so
many thousands. The speculators get
wealthy on one or two such deals and
everything is charred up to the cost of
mining, even champagne suppers. The
next move is to reduce wages. We
further believe the testimony given before the government commissioner, Mr.
II. C. Clute, has proven beyond the
hadow of a doubt that miners will perform as much work under the eight-
hour day as was previously accomplished under the ten hour system
Therefore be it resolved that we, the
miners comprising District No <>. Western Federation of Miners, believing in
the justice of our cause, do hereby protest against any revision of the eight
hour law,and insist on the maintenance
of the same, even if every metalliferous
mine in British Columbia should close
down. Any tampering with the eight
hour law at this late day will result in
a struggle which will last until every
dollar in the Western Federation of
Mines has been expended. It is only by
such laws that we will attain the higher
and nobler walks of life.
At present several political buccaneers are at the seat of government within the sacred chambers of our legislative halls. Their very presence is a
menace to our representatives. Their
objects are to hamper and intimidate
the government in expressing the will
of the masses of this province.
Be it further resolved that we will
look with suspicion on all political freebooters who are ever ready to array
themselves with the opposition���a party
which, during their reign as government, has never placed one single act
on the statutes that would better the
condition of the masses of British Columbia As an organization we are irrevocably opposed to party politics.
When party lines arc drawn unscrupulous individuals entrench themselves
behind the bulwarks of party politics,
and prejudice man against his fellow
man. Partisans have done more in the
past to destroy the spirit of human progress than all the other evils reformers
and reform organizations have had to
combat against.
Alfred Park, A. J. Huoiies,
Secretary. President.
Montana  Men  Developing- a  Kich   Property on Howe Sound.
The Britannia group of copper claims
on Howe Sound, are being inspected by
a number of mining men from Montana,
Washington and California, and, according to the miners, the claims which
are at present shipping ore will surpass
the Le Roi as a money winner.
In view of the coming importance of
these properties, the following facts in
connection with the purchase, development and prospects of the company will
no doubt prove of interest:���
in 1896 a trapper on Howe Sound located the claims, and sold them to J.
Boscowitz, of Victoria, for $20,000. The
latter spent $15,000 in proving the prospects.
All work was* carried on in a very
quiet manner. In fact, for the past IS
months 16 men have been hard at work
on the Britannia group, but few mining
men in British Columbia were aware of
the fact.
Mr. Adams, one of those interested in
the property, said he thought he knew
all of this province's mines, but it was
not until he was visiting Patrick Clark
at Spokane that he learned of the Britannia mine. He became interested,
visited the group and secured a 30-day
option on the property. Then he went
through this province looking for a man
with money and mining instinct to help
him buy what he thought was the best
property in the entire province. He
could not find a partner, and so wired
H.C. Walters, of Montana, that he had
50,000 tons of five percent copper ore in
sight, vein traceable 3,000 feet; vein 40
feet wide.
Mr. Walters came expecting to be
disappointed, but when he saw the property and spent five days examining it,
he remarked: "It's no dream, Adams;
you are below the mark." The owners
were with him on this examination and
they closed tho deal verbally on the
spot, and at once instructed the men to
work at a spot 500 feet east of the principal workings where the vein stands
boldly out of the mountain 400 feet in
length, and 10 to 150 in height.
On their first examination they found
that the mammoth bluff was well mineralized, and they instructed the work
men to investigate the bluff. On their
return they found that the men had
broken into ore running six per cent in
copper. This crosscut tunnel had been
driven in 203 feet on their first visit, in
an attempt to tap the vein 130 feet from
the top. The tunnel was being driven
west, but they instructed that it be diverted south, and on their second visit
they found the workmen had struck
the vein after a 10 foot drive to the
south. The vein has since been cross-
cut, and Is 26 feet from wall to wall,
aud will run six per cent copper and
about $16 in all values.
On their return from their first trip,
they proceeded to Victoria and closed
the deal, which in itself was of very
large dimensions.   The first payment
was $10,000cash, and when all the payments are made and the mine put in
shape, it will have cost Mr. Adams and
associates $200,000.   After tha deal had
been closed Mr. Walters said to Mr.
Aaams, "Are we dreaming?   We have
paid  an  enormous  sum for  a British
Columbia property that no one seemed
to have known anything  about  and
people wouldn't touch. We bad bettw
go and look at it a^rain.'' The* visited
the mfne again, but were still more
favorably impressed.
The extent of the ore body is of vast
proportions, and very unusual richness
The ore in sight has been variously estimated by mining engineers. One
mining man said there was enough ore
proved up to keep a Blackett tram running, with a capacity of 1,000 tons per
day, every day for ten years. But it
may be safer to say without the slightest fear of a blunder that there are 200,-
000 tons of $16 ore in sight, or about
$3,200,000 in value.
The company have as many men rs
they can place at work now, and wiM
keep hiring men as they can find a
place for them. A concentrating plant
will be erected and later on a tramway
and smelter. Offers are already in for
a 400-ton smelter and a tramway from
the mine at the earliest possible time,
as they are going to work the property
for all that it is worth right from the
Hunter Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries, Dry Goods,
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Bill and the Widow.
"Wife," said Ed. Wilbur, one morning, as ho sat stirring his coffee with
one hand and holding a plum cake on
his knee with tho other, and looked
across the table into the bright eyes of
his neat little wife:
"Wouldn't it be a joke to get Bill
Smiley to take Widow Brown to Barnaul's show next week?"
"You can't do it, Ed.; he won't ask
her, he's so awfully shy. Why, became
up here the other morning when 1 was
hanging out some clothes, and he looked over the fence and spoke; but when
I shook out a nightgown he blushed
like a girl and went away."
"I think I can manage it,'' said Ed.,
"bu�� I'll have to lie just a little. But
then it wouldn't be much harm under
the circumstances, for I know she likes
him and he doesn't dislike her; but as
you say, he's so shy. I'll just go over
to his place and borrow some bags of
him, and if 1 don't bag him before I
come back don't kiss me for a week,
So saying, Ed. started, and while he
is mowing the fields we will take a look
at Bill Smiley. He is rather a good looking fellow, though his hair and whiskers show some grey hairs, and he had
got in a set of artificial  teeth.   But
everyone said he was a good soul, and
so he waa.   He had as good a hundred
acre farm as any in Norwich, with a
xuvw home and everything comfortable,
and If Vie haa wwwmI n, wUemany n g\r\
would have jumped at the chance, like
a rooster at a grasshopper.   But Bill
was so bashful���always was���and when
Susan Berrybottle, that he was sweet
on (though he never said "boo" to her)
got married to old Brown, he just drew
iu his head like a mudturtle into his
shell, and there was no getting him out
again, though it had been noticed that
since Susan became a widow he had
paid more attention to his clothes, and
had been very regular in bis attendance
at the church that the fair widow attended.
But here comes Ed. Wilbur.
"Good morning, Mr. Smiley."
"Good morning, Mr. Wilbur. What's
the news your way?"
"Oh, nothing in particular, that I
know of," said Ed., "only Barnum's
show that everybody is talking about,
and everybody and his girl is going to
1 was over to oldSackrider's last night;
aud 1 see his son Gus has got a new
buggy, and was scrubbing up bis harness, and he's got that white-faced colt
of bis as slick as a seal. I understand
he thinks of taking the Widow Brown
to the show. He's been hanging around
there a good deal of late, but I'd just
like to cut him out, I would. Susan is
a nice little woman, and she deserves
a better man than that young pup of a
fellow, though I wouldn't blame her
much if she takes him, for she must be
dreadful lonesome; and then she has to
let her farm out on shares, and it isn't
half worked, and no one else seems to
have spunk enough to speak up to her.
By jingo! if I were a single man, I'd
show him a trick or two."
So saying, Ed. borrowed some bags
and started round the corner of the
barn, where he had left Bill sweeping,
and put his ear to a knot hole and listened, knowing that the bachelor had a
habit of talking to himself when anybody worried him.
"Confound that young Sackrider,"
said Bill, "what business has he there,
I'd like to know. Got a new buggy,
has he? Well, so have I, and new harness, too, and his horse can't come in
sight of mine, and I declare I have a
mind to���yes, 1 will. I'll go this very
night and ask her to go to the show
with me. I'll show Ed. Wilbur that I
ain't such a calf as he thinks 1 am, if I
did let old Brown get the start of me in
the first place."
Ed could scarcely help laughing outright,but he hastily hitched the bags on
his shoulder, and with a low chuckle at
his success,started home to tell the news
to Nelly.
And about five o'clock that evening
they saw Bill go by on his way to the
widow's with his horse and buggy.   He
jogged along quietly, thinking of the
old singing school days���and what a
pretty girl Susan was then���and wondering inwardly if he would have more
courage to talk up to her now, until at
a distance of a mile from her cottage he
came to a bridge���over a large creek���
and so it happened that just as he got
in tbe middle of the bridge he gave a
tremendous sneeze, and blew his teeth
out of his mouth, and clean over the
etashboard, and striking on the planks
they rolled over tha side of the bridge
and dropped into four feet or more of
Words cannot do justice to poor Bill,
or paint the expression of his face as he
sat there���completely dumbfounded at
this startling piece of ill luck. After a
while he stepped out of the buggy, and
getting on his hands and knees looked
over into the water. Yes, there they
were, at the bottom with a crowd of
little fishes rubbing their noses against
them, and Bill wished to goodness that
his nose wrts as close to them for one
second. His beautiful teeth that had
cost him so much, and the show coming
on and no time to get another set���and
the widow and young Sackrider. Well,
he must try and get them some how���
and no time to lose, for some one might
come along and ask him what he was
fooling around there for. He had no
notion of spoiling his good clothes by
wading in with them on, and besides il
he did that he might not go to the widow's that night, so he took a look up
and down the road to see that no one
was in sight, and then quickly undressed himself, laying his clothes in the
buggy to keep them clean. Then he
ran around tho bank and waded into
the almost icy cold water, but his teeth
did not chatter in his head, he only
wished they could. Quietly he waded
along so as not to stir up the mud, and
when he got to the right spot he dropped under the water and came up with
the teeth in his hand and replaced them
in his mouth.
But hark! What noise is that? A
wagon, and a little clog barking with
all its might, and bis horse is starting
"Whoa! Whoa!" as be splashed and
floundered out through mud and water,
"confound the horse. Whoa! Whoa!
Stop, you brute, you, stop."   But stop
he would not, and went off at a spanking pace with the unfortunate bachelor
after him and the little dog yelping
after the bachelor. Bill was certainly
in capital running costume, and though
he strained every nervo he could not
touch the buggy or roach the lines that
were dragging on the ground. After a
while his plug bat shook off the seat and
the hind wheel went over it, making it
as flat as a pancake. Bill snatched it
as he ran, and after jumping his fists
into it, stuck it, all dusty and dimpled,
on his head. And now he saw the widow's house on the hill, and oh, what
would he do. Then his coat fell out and
he slipped it on; and then making a
desperate spurt he clutched the back of
the seat and scrambled in, and pulling
the buffalo robes over bis legs, stuffed
the other things beneath. Now the
horse happened to be one that he got
from Squire Moore, and he got it from
the widow, and he took it into his head
to stop at her gate, Which Bill hud no
power to prevent, as he had not possession of the reins,besides he was too busy
buttoning his coat up to his chin to
think of anything else. The widow
heard the rattle of wheels and looked
out, and seeing that it was Mr. Smiley,
and that he did not offer to get out, she
went to the gate to see what he wanted,
and there she stood chatting with her
white arms on the gate and her smiling
face turned towards him, while the cold
chills ran down his shirtless back clear
to his bear feet beneath the buffalo robe,
and the water from his hair and tin;
dust from bis bat bad combined to make
some nice little streams of mud that
came trickling down his face. She
asked him to come in.
"No, I am in a hurry," he said. Still
he did not offer to go. He did not like
to ask her to pick up tbe reins for him,
because he did not know what excuse
to make for not doing it himself. Then
he looked down the road and saw a
white faced horse coining, and at once
surmising that it was that of Gus Sack
rider, he resolved to do or die, and hurriedly told his errand. The widow
would be delighted to go, of course she
would. But wouldn't he come in. No,
he wan in a hurry, he said; had to go on
to Mr. Green's place.
"Oh,'' said the widow, "you're groin?
to Green's, are you? Why, I was just
going there myself to gel one of the
girls to help me quilt some Just wait
a second till I get my bonnet and shawl
and I'll ride with you." And away she
"Thunder and lightning," said Bill,
* what a scrape," and he hastily clutched
his pants from beneath his feet, and was
preparing to wriggle into them, when a
light wagon, drawn by a light faced
hors;. lriven by a boy, earner along and
stopped beside him. The boy held up a
pair of boots in one hand and a pair of
socks in the other, and just as the widow reached the gate again Im said:
"Here's your boots and socks, Mr.
Smiley, that you left on the bridge when
you went in swimming."
"You're mistaken," said Bill; "they're
not mine."
"Why," said the boy, "ain't you the
man that had the race after the horse
just now?"
"No, sir, I am not You had better
go on about your business " Bill sighed at the loss of his good Sunday boots,
and turning to the widow, he remarked:
"Just pick up the lines, will vou
please. This bro eof a horse is forever
switching them out of my hands." The
widow complied,and then he pulled one
corner ot the robe cautiously down, and
she got in.
"What a lovely evening." said ihe,
"and so warm we don't need the robe
over us, do we?"
(You see t- '������ had on a nice dress and
a new pair o* gaiters, and she wanted
to show them )
"Oh, my," said Bill,earnestly, "you'll
find it chilly riding and 1 wouldn't
have you catch cold for t he world."
She seemed pleased al bis tender care
for her health, and contented herself
with sticking one of her little feet out,
with a long silk necktie over the end of
"What is that, Mr. Smiley? A necktie?"
"Yes," said he, "I bought it tbe other
day, and 1 must have left it in the buggy .   Never mind it."
"But," said s e, "it was so careless,"
and stooping over she picked it up and
made a motion to stuff it down between
Bill felt her band going down, ami
making a dive after it, clutched it in
his and held it fast and hard.
Then they went on quite a distance,
he still holding her soft little band in
his and wondering what be would do
when he got to Green's, aud she wondering why he did not say something
nice to her as well as squeezehor hand,
and why bis coat was buttoned lip so
tightly on such a warm evening, ��nnd
what made bis face and hat so dirty,
until thev were going down a ..die lull
one of the traces came unhitched and
they had to stop
"()h, murder!" said poor Bill. "What
"What is the matter, Mr. Smiley?''
asked the widow, with a start that cam*'
near pulling the robe off bis knees.
"One of the traces is off,"' ��aid ho
"Well, why don't you get out and put
it on?"
"I can't," said Bill. ''I've got���that
is, I haven't got���oh, dear, I'm so sick,
what shall I do?"
"Why, Willie," said she tenderly,
'what is the matter? Do tell me," and
she gave his hand \ little squeeze, and
looking into his pale and troubled face
she. thought he was going to faint; so
she got out her smelling bottle with'her
left band, at d pulling tbe stopper with
her teeth she stuck it to his nose
Bill was just taking his breath for a
mighty sigh, and the pungent odor
made him throw back his head so far
that he lost his balance and went over
the low backed buggy. The little woman gave a shriek as his feet flew past
her head, and covering her face with
her hands gave way to her tears, or
smiles���it is bard to tell which Bill
was right side tip in a moment and was
leaning over the back of the seat humbly apologizing- and explaining, when
Ed. Wilbur, with his wife and baby,
drove up and stopped Poor Bill felt
that he would rather have been shot
than have Ed. Wilbur catch him in such
a scrape, but there was no help for it
now, so he called Ed. to him and whispered in his ear. Ed. was like to burst
with suppressed laughter, but he beckoned bis wife to drive on, and alter say- THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, FEBRUARY 3,   1000
ing something to her, he helped the
widow out of Bill's buggy and into his
and the two women drove on, leaving
the two men behind. Bill lost no time
m arranging his toilet as best he could,
and then with great persuasion bA. got
him to go home with him, and hunting
up slippers and socks, and getting him
washed and combed,had him quite presentable when the la lies arrived. 1
need not tell how the story was all
wormed out of bashful Bill, and how
they all laughed as they sat round the
tea table that night, and will conclude
by saying that they went to the show
together and Bill has no fear of Gus
Sackrider now.
This is the story about Bill and the
widow just as I heard it from Ed. Wilbur, and if there if- anything unsatisfactory about it, ask him.
Rev Mr Duncan, of Silverton, will
preach in the Presbyterian church next
C. F. Collom, of San Francisco, spent
a few days* here last week, inspecting
the Arlington mine
Several men bound for the Enterprise,
have been stopped by the Union pickets.    They are mostly foreigners
The Arlington made its initial shipment of the year on Monday. It consisted of -JO tons and was sent to the
Nelson smelter.
A lengthy petition has been signed
here by all the business men, praying
the provincial government not to repeal
the eight hour law.
l)r  Bentley has returned to town and
hf.s opened a  hospital on  Main street
His many friends here are glad to have
him and Mrs. Bentley back, and wish
him success.
Following is the volume of business
conducted at the local record office for
last year:���Certificates of work, 515;
certificates of improvement, lit; locations, 310; free miners' certificates, 801;
bills of sale, 220.
Theieisa good sheet of ice on the
river about a mile from here, near the
Meadows, and largo numbers have taken advantage of it and the Hue weather of the past few days, to thoroughly
enjoy tbe open air skating
The provincial government is being
petitioned to appropriate the money
necessary for some very long-needed
roads in this district, and it is to be
hoped they will respond generously, as
no part of the Slocan country has been
neglected as lias the district at this end
of the lake.
St. Paul's church, the new Church of
England building just completed, was
opened Sunday morning and afternoon,
the services being conducted by Rev
C. F. Yates, of New Denver. The
church is very conveniently located on
Arthur street, and is pleasantly nestled
among a group of tamarac trees. The
interior furnishings are very complete
in every way, and good congregations
assembled to both services. The musical portion of the services were well
The Most Heautlful Fish.
The most beautiful and costly fishes in
tbe world come from China, and the
rarest and most expensive of all is  tbe
brush-tail goldfish, Specimens of these
have sold for as hijjh as ��140 each, and
in Europe the prices range from ��50 to
��100. Tbe brush-tail goldfish is so small
that a five shilling piece will cover it,
and probably there is no living thing of
its t-ize and weight that is worth so much
The second payment on the Hartney
falls due today.
More men have been added to the
Rambler force.
The Kilo, Lemon creek, is developing in fine shape.
Twenty tons of ore was shipped out
by the Bosun last week.
Another 40 ton shipment was made
by the Rambler last week.
The Rambler-Cariboo pays another
dividend today, of one cent per share.
An expert examination of the Noonday was made last week by outside
W. Thompson had one of his arms
badly fractured Tuesday at the Wonderful, by flying rock from a "hanging"
Ore is coming down freely from the
Arlington, four carloads being at the
big bridge over Springer creek on Saturday
The. Payne imported another batch of
Scandihooviana from Minnesota this
week. Several of them were turned off
at Kaslo. 	
A primary teacher was bearing a recitation m grammar and tbe class was
composed largely of tbe smaller students.
Tbe teacher wrote the three words,
"bees, bear, boys,'* on the board and
asked the pupils to write a sentence
containing the three words. She was
quite taken back a few minutes later
when one of the boys in the class handed
in the following: "Boys bees bear when
they go in swimmin."
Andy Tunks returned from his eastern trip Monday. Mrs Tunks kept him
Skating has been exceptionally good
at the Harris ranch this week and enjoyed by many.
George Davis and Miss Oma Young
were quietly married Friday evening
by Rev. C. P. Yates.
The bills are out for the K. of P. ball
on the 22nd,which is certain to be a big
affair. It is to be held in their hall.
Clever block.
Word has been received from England that A. J. Cleverly, familiarly
known in New Denver football circles
as "The Prophet," has gone to South
Africa to fight the Boers.
CunaUa'ft Boot HuhIiiohm.
The value of the finished produ ��t of
the boot and shoe factories of Canada
amounts to over $20,000,000 per annum.
There are employed in the manufacture
of footwear alone more than 12.000 persons, to whom about $0,000,000 is yearly
paid out in wages. These are exclusive
of tbe persons employed and the wage.*
paid on the production of materials used
in the factories, which are nearly all
produced in this country.
The Union Hotel, Revelstoke, run by
Ed. Corning, formerly of Nakusp, was
destroyed by fire Sunday night. Ed.
had only been in possession three days.
The quarantine by the provincial authorities against passengers from the
smallpox-stricken city of Spokane is
verv strict.
The wage question on the Wheeling
and Lake Erie railway has been settled
by a general advance of ten per cent being granted, aud a change will be made
on the trip to the mileage, system.
The winter is half grown, but its mild
manner has had no effect upon Williams. He still holds the fort with a
stock of fruit and confectionery that
cannot be beaten in the Slocan.
Pay tbe printer and he honored.
General ho^e Furnishings
Office and School
Letter Files
and Cabinets,
Church Chairs and
Lodge Furniture,
Carpets, Rugs,
Oil Cloths,
Carpet Felts and
Stair Pads,
Carpet Sweepers,
Bedding and Toilet
Plate Mirror S ocks
���all Sizes,
Window Shades,
Cornice Poles,
Lace and
Tapestry Curtains,
All kinds of
Mattresses and
Goods made to
order on short
Room and
Picture Moulding
Framing Made
to order,
Baby Go-Carts
and Carriages,
Tents and
Sewing Machines
In short, anything for comfort.
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. m.
operating on
Kootenay Lake and River.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 0:00 a.
m., daily except Sunday. Returning
leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling
at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and
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
Tuesdav and Saturdays at 7 a. m.,
meeting steamer International from
Kaslo at Pilot Bay. Returning,
leaves Bonn ers Ferry at 8 a. m,
Wednesdays and Sundays.
Steamer International leaves Kaslo
for Lardo and Argenta at 8:45 p. m.
Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer
Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and
Argenta at 8 p.m. Sundays.
Steamers call at principal landings
in both directions, and at other points
when signalled.
Tickets sold to all points i j Ca ada
and the United Statas. To ascertain
rates and full information,  address���
Robert Irving, Manager.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.
Freight and Ticket Agt.,  Sandon.
M. W. DAY. Proprietor.
���Manufaturer of all���
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc., Etc.
Sandon, B.C.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
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The   Paystreak.
li Issued every Saturday In Sandon, hi the heart
of the greatest White Metal cainp on earth.
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Strictly In advance.
Address Tiik I'ayktkkak, Sandon, B.C.
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SANDON. B. C. FEB. 3,  l'JCO
NVw Denver Ledge
Outside of the twD Association
organs in Kootenay, one at Nelson
and one at Sandon, and the literary
chameleon at Kaslo, the newspapers
of the Province are unanimous in declaring that the eight-hour law is
here to 3tay, so tar as the people and
Parliament are concerned. True,
some have criticised the advisability
of thrusting the law upon us at the
present stage of development, and
the limiting ot the law to one class of
workmen, but none have opposed the
principle of the law nor the law itself.
Politically the law has no oppon
ents. The Liberal party has come
out strongly in favor of it, and the
Liberal Conservative party has done
likewise. The leaders of both have
never lost an opportunity to speak
favorably of the law. It has even
been suggested that the law should be
made to apply to other branches.
Speaking on the bubjec*; the Van-
eonver News-Advertiser Bay s:    "The
miners rightly say,  that if they are
to be considered as mere animals or
machines, needing neither books nor
recreation, aud ready to  spend the
whole of their working lives either
in a mine or .a   bunkhouse,  then it
matters not how long their hours of
work may be.   But if the contrary
be the case���as certainly it is���our
miners ought instead to be regarded
as human  beings of ordinary sensibilities, and able to read and think,
and  appreciate   also  the   ordinary
good things of this iife.    Under such
circumstances, the passing of eight
hours ot each working day beneath
the ground, under dangerous and unhealthy   conditions,    including  the
presence and endurance of foul air
and noxious gasr.es, may reasonably
be considered something like an ordinary maximum of proper employment for a metal   or other miner.
Such a term of work, moreover approximates to the standard day of
mining labor in most parts  ot the
English-speaking  world,    and only
leaves the man who is thus employed
a reasonable margin for the partak
ing of meals,  the necessary cleaning
and attention to clothes and person,
and the enjoyment of a  not undue
amount of recreation and rest, other
than sleep.   In fact, to put the matter
plainly, and as we believe correcMy,
the gist of the dispute between mas
ters and men in the Slocan country
lies not so much as to hours ot work,
but rather concerns rates of remuneration and amount of recognition of
the conditions of organized labor.
An eight-hours' day limit for labor
that is hard and continuous is in fact
becoming so generally recognized
throughout not only the British Empire, but also in the English-speaking
world, that it has become exceedingly difficult���nay, almost impossible
���for any popularly elected legislative body to recede from a position
once taken up by it in statutory
recognition ot such a working day.'
Hon. G. W. Ross,  premier ot Ontario,   in a recent speech made at
Whitby, Ont., gave some very good
advice to Canadians.   "We want to
feel more and more the growing responsibility upon us," said  he,   "the
growing responsibilities upon the Dominion of Canada.   We musr.rise to a
conception of the magnitude ot opposition as Canadians.     Canada as
owner of half a continent is destined
to have a future,  the brilliancy of
which and the success of wh'ch no
one can anticipate.   Why, at the beginning of this century the population ot the United States waa only
5,000,000.   Scarcely a hundred years
have flown away, and today their
population is estimated at 75,000,000.
In 20, 30, or 40 years what will the
population of Canada be ?    It will be
just what our energy in developing
the latent resources of the country,
in encouraging settlement and in improving the social condition of the
people will make it.     We have nol
enough confidence in ourselves.   We
have not confidence enough in ourselves as Canadians.   We are looking
to the United States, to the Washing
tons,   Websters,  and Lincolns,  and
seeing in these names the elements
of greatness,  forgetting that on Can
adian soil we have their equals in
the Browns,   Baldwins, Blakes and
Mowats of the present day.    Let us
display our loyalty to our own men.
We think of the great expanse of the
United States,  forgetting we have a
still greater expanse.     We   talk of
the   constitutional    development  of
England,   forgetting that  we have
made even greater development con -
stitutionally than England.     There
is no land more free, there are no in
stitutions more stable, no people more
intelligent than ours."
the heritage of British subjects, the
Government will be justified in
bringing up with a sharp curve fhe
man who would so far forget Lis obligation to British Columbia as to attempt such a thing. The Economist
has always contended that the mine-
owners have been unfairly dealt with
and it still maintains that the mining
legislation of last session was uncalled
for and discriminated against a class
of men who had already done and
were still doing a vast amount of
good in opening up the resources of
the country, but it cannot and will
not endorse the importation ot
foreigners to absorb the labor and
profit that rightly belongs to bona
fide British subjects."
John Houston may have his peculiarities, be may singe the ungodly
goslin with a single blast from his
trumpet, but when he hits he is seldom wide of the mark. Says he:
"Tin aliens whom Manager Hand ot
the Payne mine is bringing Into
British Columbia are peculiar in their
methods. The Dominion government's commissioner reports that they
were not brought into the country
either under contract or promise of
work, yet they come in bunches of
thirty or forty. They travel on
special steamers and special trains,
and are billed straight through for
the Payne mine, with provincial constables furnished in order that they
may not lose their way. The members of the Miners' Union think the
aliens are induced to come to the
Payne by promises of employment���
but thev must be mistaken because
Commissioner Clute says they are
thoir diligence and enterprise. Tho
obtaining of information for such a
work means a lot of energy aud patience, and the book, carefully compiled
as it appears to be, cannot fail to be a
most useful work of reference to advertisers, aud all who wish to obtain information respecting tho publications of
Canada and Newfoundland In addition to detailed descriptions of all periodicals and the places where issued.
there are lists by counties, classified
lists under all heads, etc., besides nummary Of the postage law, customs rates
on printers material and other useful
information. Tho book is well arranged aud printed and does credit to the
Now Newspaper Directory.
DON'T   LIKK   FORKHiNKKS.       *
Every white man's paper in the
Province has come out flat-footed
against the mine managers in their
efforts to import aliens to work in the
mines of the Slocan. Here is a broadside from the Nelson Economist that
has the right ring to it: "If British
subjects feel that they are justified
under existing conditions*1 in accepting employment at the Payne mine,
they must be protected. But should
it transpire, as is alleged in some
quarters, that the manager of the
Payne has imported Swedes, Italians,
Boers and other foreigners who have
no further interest in the country
than acimiring the wealth which is
We have received from the publishers, the Central Press Agency, of Toronto, a copy of their directory of newspapers for 1900. This is the first issue
of such a directory by the company referred to, and it is very creditable to
We're a pore un'appy  Hempire, an' we
'aven't gort no friends;
If we wins, thenytions 'opes the news
ain't true;
If we're beat, they all yoonite ter re-
mawk it serves us right,
An' they wish  we'd  copped it otter,
so they dew.
They draws pickshursof us, trustin'for
ter get ar dander up,
A thing they is pertie'lar 'andy at,
An'  sarcawstic  observyshuns  they is
strong on, is them nytions;
But���-vuss���thev mostly iets it stop at
We're a pore un'appy Hempire,an'wo
'aven't gort no friends,
But we 'as some near relitions 'ere an'
They mye sim a quiet crew when timer's
mitthink much ter dew.
But they're up as soon as fightin's in
the air
We don't receive no complimints from
furriners an' sich.
An' the biddin' fur ar livor's rawther
But though woVe.^ort no friends,we've,
our BOlH ter mike amends.
And we're jollv triad ter let it stop at
A pore un'appy  Hempire?   Nort a bit
of it, wc ain't
While  the  f'��'   twixt son an'  lather
ne"or fails;
Art 0' Canarder they  come ter the rob
lin' of the drum,
An' the bugle calls the men of Moo
Sarth Wiles
It's solid 'elp an' welcome, an' yer bet
we Know its worth;
When sife at 'nine yer soldiers
'ave sat,
When war was on the bill, yer gave us
ver goodwill���
Yer did, an' didn't let  it stop at that.
���Barry Paine
I=>. BTJ"R,3STS &, CO
lif     mrn^mt   llJll    1      > THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, FEBRUARY 3, 1900
Something Wrong.
The law is a queer thing. Two
fellows were arrested lor peddling
pins without a license, By selling
the pins they could earn enough to
keep body and soul together, says
the Missouri World, but they could
not procure a license because thev
did not have the price If they
begged they would have, been arrested. If they resorted to stealing they
would have met the same lute, and
because they could not lind work
they were liable to incarceration for
vagrancy. The magls'rate gave
ihem an hour to leave town. As the
highways were too muddy they
could not walk on them. If they
walk on the railway track they will
b�� arrested for tresspass; it they
steal a ride the railroad will have
them arrested ; If they stay where
they are they will be sent to jail,
and if they go elsewhere thev will
be unable to keep out of jail. There
is something wrong.
"Your narrative is too highly colored," remaiked the editor, returning the manuscript,
"In what way?" inquired the disappointed author. "Why," replied
the editor, "in the very first chapter
\ou make the old man turn purph-
with rage, the villan turn given with
envy, the hero turn white with
anger, the heroine red with  blushes
and   the   coachman   turn blue with
If it were not tor the exciting
events in South Africa, the news
from China would make more stir in
the world. If the suspicion prove
correct that the empress dowager is
really acting as an agent of Russia,
then international complications will
almost surely follow.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in   the  Slocan   Mining   Division   <>:
West Kootenay District.   Where located :
About three-quarters nf n mile from the
"MnNiiiiii   No.   :.'"  Mineral   Claim*,   near
Three Fork<, in the Slocan   Mining l'i\ is-
ion of Wmt Kootenay, B C.
TakkNotiok  tli.it  l. K M. Sandilands, acting tin agent for J ('   Williams,   Free Miner'*
Certificate No. II    i'VUii,  issued   at Sandon,
It. I'.. Deo.  7th, I8.ift, administrator for E. S
Williams, free Miner's Certificate No, A ���">���! il'.i.
issued at Sandon Pe'i. 2.1 li. intend sixty days
from the ilato hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder f<��r n   Certificate of   Imiirovemens
for the purpose of ohtaining   ��   Crown Ornn.t
of the ahove claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section !17, must he commenced before the
i .sunnet' of such Certificate ol Improvements.
Dated this  thirteenth  day of January. It).*).
Assessment Act mid   Provincial
Revenue Tux Aet.
Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with the statutes, that Provincial Revenue
Tax and nil taxes levied under the Assess
ment Act, are now due for the year l'.l'.Ki. All
the above named taxes collectible within the
West iKuotciia.v District. Slocan Riding,hre
payable at my office. Kaslo.
Assessment taxed are collectible at the following rates, viz:
If (aid on or before June :11th. mm;
Three-fifths of one per cent, un real property.
Two and one-half per cunt.on assessed value
of wild la ml.
One-half of one |>er cent, on ix-rsonal property.
On mo lunch of the income of any |icr*on us
exceed* One Thousand Dollars tha following
rates, namely, upon such excess of income
when the same is not more than Ten Thousand Dollars, one |tercent : when such excess
is over Ten Thousand Dollars and not more
than   Twenty Thousand Dollars, one and one-
quarter of one per cent.: v/beniauoh excess is
over Twenty ThotU&nd   Dollars, one and one-
half of one per cent.
If paid on or after July 1st. Won.
Four-fifths of one ptr cent, on  real property-
Three per cent. on the assessed value of wild
Three-fourths of one per cent, on personal
On so much of the income of any person as
exceeds One Thousand Dollars the   following
rates,! namely,  uponsuob excess when| the
same is not more than Ten Thousand Dollars,
one and one-quarter t)f one percent,; when
such excess is over'fen Thousand Dollars and
not more than Twenty Thousand Dollars, one
and one-half of one |ier cent., when such excess is over Twenty Thousand Dollars, one
and three-quarters of one percent.
Provincial Revenue Tax, 8 no per capita.
Assessor and Collector.
Kaslo. PC.. 16th January, 1001
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mini) 1 Division of West
Kootenay District. 'Aliere located : On
the North Slope of the South Fork of Carpenter Creek,  ahove tbe Town of Cody
Take Notice that 1 J. H. Gray, acting as
ageut for Mr*.L. Berens, Free Miner's Certi,
licate No :ti:t:i"i.\: Ed. Becker, F. M. C. No
lilWH ; John C.ldweU, F M. C. No. I871M : F. A
Devereux, F. M. C. No. .VIH|<1.\ j C. L. Preston.
F.M C No. i(i:i.il\; O. T. Stone. F. M. C. No
100.Y.A :.nd .1  II. Gray, F.M C. No.*814ft.v, intend
.ixtv ilay- frion fate hereof, to apply to tin
Mining Record' r for 11 Certificate of Improvements, for tbi purpose of ohtniiring a Crown
1 irant ol tin ahove claim.
Anil further take  notice  that action  nil del
section :>i. must  be commenced  before  the
Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated this tweil t\ lirst day of 1 ci end er INK
J.   H. GRAY.
Certiflcate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division ol
We.t Kootenay District, Where located :
On the South   Fork of Carpenter Creek.
Take Notice that I. A. B. Docksteader.
acting as iieeiit for lfiggerstati Wilson. Free
Miner's Certificate No. UHiftOA, James Albert
Lindsay, Free Miner's Certificate No. 05A6O,
B. C. Hihlet, Special Free Miner's Certificate
No. 7:11. and John Docksteader, Free Miner's
Certificate No. nla ilTi intend sixty days from
date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
lor a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
ahove claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section :i7. must he commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 80th day of November, Mill).
A. B. Doukbtkadkk.
I. O. O. F.
Meetings every Friday  Evening at  7-.:iii in
<'jaw lords   Hall. Visiting   hrethren   are
cordially invited to attend.
REV. A. M SANFORD. Vice-Grand
Secretary. Noble (fraud.
I Folliott & McMillan.
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^ Contractors and Builders.
^ Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
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\W 8a��h, Door*, Blinds, etc., Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prloes.
ir-- Mine and Dimension Timber always In Stook. Plans, Estimates and
^   Speolfloations furnished for all Classes of Building.
*'   RAILROAD AVE.   -   -   -   -   SANDON.    *
*********** ** ****** ** *** *
L. L B.
Barrister. Solicitor,        U O T C I
Notary Public, Etc. \J      d L_
B. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notan Public.
It. C.
K.tahlished IK15.
Slocan Mines.
Mining  Stocks   honght   and   Sold.     General
Agent for Slocan  [Properties.   Promising
Prospect* For Sale.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
I Western Federation of Miners. |
.Meets every Saturday Kvening at   8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hail.
Pies, GEO. Smith.
Fin Sec W. I.. H.Mil.KH.
A. F. & A. M.
Kegnlar Communication held rlrst Thurs-
day in each month in Masonic Hall at 8 |>, M.
Sojouniiint! hrethern are cordially invited to
Thomas Himnn.
Snhscrihers, M..00 per month.
Private Patient812.00 perday,ex-:
ishisive of expense of physician or'
surgeon and drugs.
���I. I). M( Lai (ilil.l.N. President.
VV. L. H A<iI.KH. Secretary.
Dtt.   W.   E,   GOMM, Attendant   Physician.
MissS. M. Cliisiioi.M,  Matron.
Grant Cox, Wm. Donahub, .1. V.Martin,
Wm.Gahiutt and P. H. Mriniiv. Management Oommitt ee
Headquarters for Miners.
Well stocked har in eoiuieetloii.
Pint class accommodations,   Hoard hy the
day or week.
Single Fare Return
15th Feby to Feb'y 17,
Agents and Pursers
Revelstoke & South - -
- - Fernie & West,
FEBRUARY        mtt
12th, 13th, 14th 15th and 16
Limiting   Going   Portion  to
Date of Sale
Return Portion
Good to Leave Rossland up to
Ore Shipments.
The ore shipments for the week
were: Payne, by the C. P. B., 180
tons, and by the K. & 8. 50 tons;
Rambler 40 tons, American Boy 20
tons, Queen Bess 21 tons. Tbe total
shipments from McGuigan for the
month ot January were Rambler 232
tons and Surprise 20 tons.
Reduced Rates to Business Men's
Arrangements have been made
with the Canadian Pacific for a rate
of fare and one third for delegates
attending the meeting of the Slocan
business men which is to take place
on Tuesday. Should the number
exceed 40 the rate will be reduced to
single fare. The K. A S. made a
rate of 12 25 for the round trip from
Kaslo, with corresponding reduction
from other points.
Coio-Punchers are Warm Numbers.
man reached both the high and low
classes of England and other nations.
Constable Kelly told the Nelson
Miner "that all is now quiet in the
Slocan." It is; and always has been.
But that is no fault of Constable
Kelly's. If he could so arrange it
the Slocan would he a rampant,
roaring bell of anarchy. It is only
the good sense of the citizens of the
Slocon that keeps such men as Kelly
from stirring up the rankest kind of
Pure Teas    Pure COffee
BELIEVING that the people of Sandon���as elsewhere���appreciate u
good, clean, wholesome fTD A of excellent flavor, put up in neat, tasty, pack
ages of \ and 1 pound ��� *-"*and at a very reasonable price, I have
secured the agencv for the famous Q/1T AHA TF A (wmplei of
which have been sent to   you.) \jr\Ur\ur\    IL/a    There   is
no mistake about the true value of this  ^TR/l    an(*   "   cun   8a^e'v   re"
commend it as a delightful beverage.       * ******
Our celebrated Blend of Mocha and Jaoa Coffee
The Yukon telegraph lines cost
about 8137 000. The distance from
Lake Bennett to Dawson is 740
miles. There were no horses engaged in carrying on the work of construction, most of the carrying being
done by scows on the river. Four
hundred dollars was taken in for
messages on the first evening the
lines were opened.
"Now Sammy," began the teacher, i
"I want you to tell me in which bat-i
*������� - 4.111   _   J        *    t
has no Equal in Sandon and all those toho haoe
used it cannot say too much in its praise.
There are many amusing stories of
the men of the  second  contingent.
The men taken from  McLeod  were
all good horsemen, and nearly all
were  dexterous    with   the    lariat.
Previous  to  their  departure,   they
gave many exhibitions of their horse-
manship, with none of the wild west
features eliminated. There was some
effort  to  discipline the men, but it
met with   signal   failure.     Without
consulting  their  officers,   they   all
bought ropes with  which they made
lariates.    When this was brought toI
the attention of the officers, they de-1
murred.   An officer inquired of one
of the   men   what   possible  use be
could have for a rope in South Africa
and the answer was that he might
have his horse shot from under him
and   with   a   lariat   he  could soon
catch another   horse.     Others said
they intended to   lariat  the Boers.
If they succeed, in   a   month  or so
from now dispatches trom the seat of
war may   read   thus:    "The  Boers
'lariated' by the Canadian Contingent,
were brought into camp last night."
It is a new mode of warfare and one
that may confound the great military
experts of Europe.���Economist.
A   California  company is investigating   the possibilities of   making
a profit   by   dredging   for   gold
Kettle River.
The Big Bulldog tunnel on tbe
Columbia & Western has been completed and track is now being laid.
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tie Lord Nelson was killed."
Sammy was  in  despair,   but lie
proved himself equal to the occasion.
"Did you say Lord   Nelson ?" he
asked cautiously.
"Yes." ft
"Which battle ?"
"Yes; in which battle was he
killed V"
"Wal," said Sammy, with appar-
nt surprise at such an easy question,
"I1 spects it must er been   his last."
The tunnel is 3200 feet long.
Joe Martin has introduced a bill in
the House to make champerty legal.
Almost all the machinery has arrived for the Wakefield concentrator,
and it is expected to be in running
shape shortly.
The British forces in South Africa
now number 213,000. Of this num.
ber 180 000 are regulars, 7,003 Can
adians and Australians and 20,000
South African volunteers. There
are 10,000 in Lidysmith, 10,000 have
been lost, and 70,003 have not yet
been in action.
The Contract for the Balfour Nelson extension of the Crows' Nest has
been let to the firm of Stewart A
Walsh, who have their headquarters
at Trail.
Iu the death of John Ruskin the I
world loses one of the great beings I
who made the world better by h;s!
having lived. The teachings of
socialism and brotherly love of this'
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The Dray &  Transfer  Business
Formerly conducted by Geo.
McPherson   has been  taken
over by
who will handle all business
in this line with neatness
and despatch.
���21 Pack Mules,
���6 Work Mules.
--4 Saddle Horses.
The advertiser is prepared to sell
these animals in one lot or in lots to
suit the purchaser. These are ex
cellent mules, in good condition,
well broken. They can be seen at
Sugar Loaf Ranch, Kamloops. The
advertiser can also furnish if desired
parejoes, s eighs or wagons.
Reply to
P. O. Box 765, Vancouver.
Coal Heaters
SThcAF8aemou8for Cole's Hot Blast Heater.
Our claims for this Heater are that it is adapted to anv kind of coal'
equally well.    Kindly call and inspect our lines.
H. BYERS & Co.
D0MALDS0N ^^^^^^
Has some Beautiful Albums, Souvenirs of the Payne
and Slocan Star, Stationery, Calling Cards, Ladies
Card Cases, Ladies Pocket Books, All First Class
Goods which will be Closed Out Cheap.	
Tired Eyes Cause Sickness
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
Becanse the eyes tire easily .eme folk, ����.V they
are net well.      In most ,ael, cases there b Eye
Strain.   Neslected Eye Strain b snre to produce
Sickness.      Be Wise. Have your Eyes Examined, .
Know their exact Condition from an expert
Scientific Optician.
The FILBERT CIGAR Store!    Laboring Men Attention.
Smokers' Sundries,
Beware of all agents and advertisements for the employment of men
in the Slocan country.
The trouble between Miners and
Mine Owners is not yet settled, find
you are requested to stay away. You
will be duly notified when matters
are adjusted.
Executive Committee,
Sandon Miners' Union.


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