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The Paystreak Dec 16, 1899

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The skiiting season will commence
Andrew Grierson returned to Kaslo
[{, F. Tolniie returned from Nelson
A miners' union was organized in
Movie last week.
B, W. Prager is back at his old
place In the Bank of B. C.
\\\ s. Johnston and wife came up
from slocan City yesterday.
Judge Forln disposed of 20 cases
at the county court sitting in Kaslo.
Several of the| stores are making
handsome Christmas window displays.
Walter Adams, returned this week
Irom an extended stay in the Midway camp.
A hockey league,   including  Ross
land, Nelson and Green Wood is being
W. II. Aldridge and John V. Miller
of the Trail smelter were in town on
Mrs. Thomas of the Sandon Hotel
leaves on Monday for a trip to east-
cm Canada.
M.S. Giegerieh, ot Butte, Mont.,
arrived in sown Wednesday from
Word has been received from Los
Angeles that Will Sudrow is rapidly
improving iu health.
The curling rink lias been Hooded
mill will be ready tor tin* roaring
game oil Monday or Tuesday.
Assistant Inspector F. C. Malpas
spent a few days at the Sandon
uftbe Bank of B. C. this week.
Great   preparations    are   being
made for tne K. of P. ball on Christ
mas night    Over 250 invit uions are
Extensive repairs are being made
to the Interior of the Printing Palace.
Kolliott & McMillan have the contract.
Sir C. ailes Tupper has reached the
Coast on his stumping tour. He will
probably tackle kootenay in a  week
K. I'. Green is making i tour ni
'���Is constituency, to get in touch
with his constituent before going to
Edward Giegerieh left bv the K.
iV 8. yesterday for Warren, Pa.,
where he will spend the winter with
Hie t��lil folks at home.
Coniuiisslcmer Clute is conttni   g
'"siii^ Miration in Nelson. 8ev i
members of the Association have a]
peared before the board.
The youths and   youthfully   in
l'!ll,,(l sre having all sorts of  fun
Ping down hill Tn the glad moon-
"K��t of these lovely evenings.
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. Ths Miners' Union ball will be held
Hi Spencer's hall on New Year's
tt��"i, This will be an auspicious
J��mmeneemcnt of a year that is sure
10 mean much for the Slocan.
The children's school entertainment
will take place on Friday evening,
22nd inst. Mr. Barron and Miss
Moore are busy instructing the pupils
in the parts they are to take.
The following officers were elected
bv the Knights of Pythias at their
meeting on Wednesday evening:
G. M. Spencer, C. C; J. D. McLaughlin, V. C; A. Shilland, K. of
R. and S.: David Leitch, P.; G. W.
Grimmett, Master of Exchequer;
Hall Ishetn, Master of Finance ; Joe
Davis, Master at Arms; Carl Weston, Master of Works: Frank Norwood, Inner Guard ; Robt. Gordon,
Outer Guard.
John Keen, assessor and collector
for the slocan division, reports that
the revenue of thegovernmeut under
the one per cent tax on the output of
the mines wiil not exceed $14,000
this year, as compared with ��30,000
last year. On the other hand, a considerable increase will be made in
the revenue of the government on
account ot the payment into the Pro
vincial treasury in lieu of the performance of assessment work. This
year the receipts of the government
from the Slocan riding under this
head will be fullv #7,000, which is
an amount in excess of the total received from the entire
former vears.
The buildings at the Silverite are
almost completed.
A Compromise Probable.
A telephone wire is  being, strung
to the Ivanhoe mine.
The proposition of the Mine Owners' Association to the Miners' Union
came before the Union at its regular
meeting on Saturday evening   last.
The Jackson shipped 25 tons of ore \ As the meeting was  small and  the
from Whitewater this week. j members present did not wish to act
A good strike of clean ore was' l\UrrlS1Vl a SfW?,.w.f notarriv,e.d
made in the American Boy thisjat' Th����e wdl be a full meeting this
week ,y (evening at which the offer of the As
sociation   will   be   considered   and
The Florida, a promising .Jackson | voted on.   It will also be voted on
Basin claim, shipped its first car ot
ore on Thursdav.
I at the same time at Whitewater, Silverton,   New   Denver  and    Slocan
The finishing touches have been
put to the Ruth mill, and everything
is in readiness to start grinding.
A strike of two feet of ore is reported from the Tom Moore, near
the Antoine, in McGuigan Basin.
J. A. Ryan is managing the proper-
1 be definitely
strike is to be
whether   the
ty, which belongs to S. K. Green, of | problem.
Saginaw, Mich. The Paystrea
By Monday it wil
known whether the
fought to a finish or
compromise will be accepted. There
is a great deal to be said on both
sides of the question and from the
miners' point of view it is a difficult
That Codq Trail.
k has reason to believe, however, that those in lavor ot
a compromise will he found to be in
the majority when the votes are
counted. Should this prove to be
correct the Slocan will be the busiest camp in British Columbia by the
On Thursday morning at 11:30
Mr. Frank C. Sewell, J, P., City
Clerk of Sandon, and Miss Jennie
Wyard Ilatt, of Vancouver, late of
Fredericton, N. 13., were married at
the residence of the bride's sister,
Mrs. F. Lr. Christie. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. A. M. San-
ford. Mr. Christie giving the bride
away. The wedding was a very
quiet affair, only a few friends being
Mr. and Mrs. Sewell left on the
noon train over the K. A S. for a
tour of Kootenav points, and expect
to be at home after the 20th. Their
departure was the occasion of a demonstration of hilarity and good
feeling bv friends ol the couple, and
it is rumored that Mr. Sewell paid
freight for the rice that was loaded
onto the train.
Mr. Sewell has been a resident of
Sandon for a number of years, and
Mrs. Sewell, although a comparatively recent arrival in town, has already many friends, who wish them
all the good fortune that time may
L. C. Lane has 25   head  of pack
mules on the South  Fork  of Kaslo
creek, packing 50 tons of supplies to I ftrst^ftiie year
Camp Mansfield, to be   used   at the
Province in I properties which Ernest Mansfield's
syndicate is developing. These properties are situated along the divide
between Kaslo and Carpenter creeks
and are  23 miles   from   the South
Fork station on the  K. A S.  and are I rocks
28 miles from  Kaslo.   Twenty men  Park
are employed on the properties now
and at least fifty miners will be em- j Four Mile properties until a few days
ployed next spring, besides which ago, when he went to Slocan City on
employment will be given to a con- his way to Libby, Montana, where
siderable force building a stamp! he has a brother working in the Sun-
mill and putting up other necessary shine mine.   After arrivingdn Slocan
Pound Dead Near Slocan CUu.
Word has been received from Slocan City that George Macdonald, a
miner, has been found dead on the
along the Slocan river near
siding.   Macdouald had been
working in the Noonday and other
Hospital Notes.
Archie Macdonald is doing
well and will be out soon.
Anthonv Corkall is in the hospital
with a complication of diseases.
David Murphv, who has been seri-
ouslv ill for the past few days took a
decided change for the better yesterday morning and is now out of danger.
Numerous  outside  patients
been treated at the hosdital
None of the cases arc serious.
City nothing more was known of his
I movements until his body was found
! on Thursday.   A number of his companions who had been working in
the mine with   him   report  that he
had been acting a little queer lately
and think it   possible  that he committed suicide.    His remains will be
taken care of by the Miners'  Union.
Macdonald   worked  at the Payne
and other properties around Sandon
last winter and on the 24th of May
took part in the  drilling contest  at
Silverton, taking second place.    During the summer he worked at the
miles if the  Carpenter I Noonday and only recently made up
The French syndicate which is
represented by Mr. Fleutot of Kaslo
also has a large force employed in
the same district, and has shipped up
over 75 tons of supplies to the Joker
and other properties.
Geo. W. Hughes had 30 tons of
supplies shipped up Twelve Mile to
Paddy's Peak last month, and a considerable force will be kept continuously at work there all winter.
Kaslo is getting the benefit of all
this trade, whereas the properties in
question could be reached  from San
don In   H
creek trail were continued over the
divide. Packing to the Mansfield
properties from the South Fork costs
��100 a ton, and to the other properties is correspondingly high. From
Sandon, with a good trail built, the
goods could be laid down at these
properties for #50 a ton.
It is small credit to Sandon merchants that Kaslo, notwithstanding its
geographical disadvantage, is allowed to get thss trade. The matter
should be seriously cousidered   and
his mind to go to Montana. He was
a very steady-going, exemplary
young man and was a leading spirit
in the Miners' Union. His many
friends will bo shocked to hear of
his sad demise.
The wagon road between Kokanee
Landing on Kootenay lake and the
Molly Gibson mine  has been completed, and ore is now being hauled
over it  to the   landing, where suitable transfer facilities are being put
...... in.   There is a large quantity of ore
an effort made to   have  the trail up s.lcked at tne mjne ready for ship-
Carpenter creek completed as soon
as the snow goes off next spring.
Failure to do so means a loss to this
town of the trade of all this upper
district, which will be a heavy ono
in the near future.
E. W, Prager has a brother with
the besieged forces at Ladysmith.
ment, and it is not unlikely that the
shipments will be regular from this
time on.
The output at Rossland last week
aggregated 5840 tons. There was no
ore shipped from Sandon. Rossland
has the same mining laws as the
��� The Paystreak.
From twenty years of apathy the
people of Canada have at last
awakened to take a stand on the
coming great issue in Conadian public affairs���the government ownership of railways.
The defeat of the Greenway government expresses in no uncertain
terms the sentiments of the people of
the Prairie Province-accepts and
indorses the great propaganda without equivocation or quibble.
The erstwhile leaders of the Manitoba government have gone to defeat
for their antagonism to the principle
of government ownership. The
followers of Hugh John Macdonald
have been elected for their advocacy
of that principle.
Thirteen members voted in the
last session of the Dominion house
for the national ownership of the
Rainy River railway. One hundred
thousand electors in Manitoba have
declared their judgment sound.
Greenway was defeated by a too
deep regard for the interests of the
C.P.R-Mann MacKenzie-Silton gang.
Hugh John was elected for his declared intention to preserve the
rights ot the people from the usurp-
tions ot avaricous corporations and
corrupt politicians.
Canada is fifty years behind the
times in the matter of railway legislation, but the people of Canada ha /e
at last come to know what they
want. And what the people want
they will have.
be established, many difficulties
might be settled without reaching
the acute stage, and possibly such
troubles as now exist in the Slocan
brought to an end.
ICIreenwood Miner.)
A petition has been circulated
throughout the Province, to be presented at the next session of the legislature, asking for the repeal of the
present Labor Conciliation and Arbitration Act of 18U4 ; and the substitution of an act based on the lines of
that in force in Newr Zealand, The
late administration passed an act in
1893, that was introduced by Lieut-
Col. Baker, Provincial Secretary and
Minister of Mines. It would have
been an effective measure under
certain conditions, but it was too far
ahead of the requirements of the
Province, and altogether too elaborate. In fact, at that stage it was not
needed, although, as subsequent
events have shown, it was not without justification, looking to the future.
So apparent was the non-necessity, if
we may be permitted to so express
it, of the Act as it then stood, and the
elaborate machinery provided under
it, that it was repealed at the following session and the present act,
drafted by A. B. Gray, of Nelson,
then the head of the Bureau, was
enacted in its stead. So far, with
one exception, the Act has not been
called into requisition, and as legislation instituted by the late administration is not greately appreciated
by the present government, it is not
likely to be during its regime at
least' There is room, however, now
for some practical measure providing
machinery thatmay be taken ad
vantage of when occasion requires.
With the development of mining and
industrial conditions, the relations
between the two great forces of the
present day naturally become more
sensitive, and the interests affected
correspondingly great. If, without
creating too much machinery, a
court, or courts of arbitrament could
The Yuhon Telegraph.
An Ottawa despatch says: Thirteen
thousand dollars in tolls for a single
month's business is fairly good earnings for a telegraph line employing
but 25 operators and running through
a district whose total population is
estimated at 15,000.
Canada has such a line, and moreover, it is the most recently constructed system in the whole Dominion. But it is in the Yukon, the
land of dollar-and a-half beefsteaks
and fifty-cent eggs, that this remarkable line runs. Mr. J. B. Charleson,
the gentleman who built the system
under the orders of the Dominion
Government, has returned from the
arctic land of Opbir, accompanied
by Chief Engineer Boyer, who is
deserving of much credit for having
so speedily carried out a most valuable work. Mr. Charleson and his
companion were in the office of Commissioner Ogilvie when the first two
despatches were started on their respective journeys, to Sir Wilfred
Laurier at Ottawa, and to the Globe
office in Toronto. The day was unanimously observed as a public half-
holiday in Dawson, and everybody
was hugely delighted at being placed
within four days of "the outside." as
these Argonauts of the north land
term the effete east. Mr Charhson
says the line is thoroughly well
equipped. The wires are mounted
on poles not less than 25 feet high,
the timber, where suitable trees were
not obtainable, being floated down to
the temporary end of the line.
The Canada gazette announces the
application for incorporation of the
Alaska A Northwestern Railroad
Company to construct and operate a
railroad from a point at or near Pyramid harbor in Lynn canal, or from
a point on or near the international
boundary between Canada and the
United States in the vicinity of Lynn
canal, thence through the Chilkoot
pass and thence via Balton to Fort
Selkirk, on the Yukon, in the Northwest territory ; also to build and
operate tramways and other purposes
The customs department is preparing instructions to collectors in regard to the entry of lead produced
from Canadian ores refined in the
United States. Lead thus produced
is taxed 15 per cent on the cost of refining only. As it cost about one
half a cent per pound to extract lead,
the duty on it when re-entering
Canada after being refined in the
United States is about six cents per
100 pounds, as against a duty of 60
cents on foreign lead imported.
Newspaper Man : I should like to
telegraph home that the command-
ing general is an idiot!
The Censor : I regiet to have to
inform you that we can permit the
transmission of no military secrets.
According to figures compiled by
the New York metal exchange the
production of copper in October was
24,000 tons, an amount very much in
excess of any previous month in the
history of the exchange.
E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd.
See the New
Large Size,
Which we are Selling
at $1.50 a pair.
We have 50
at $0.00 a suit.
E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd. NEW DENVER ITEMS.
Harry Wright has been gazetted as
mining recorder at Nelson.
(in Monday a block of 10,800 Noonday
shares were sold at Nelson.
The Quadrille Club purpose holding
a masquerade ball on Dec. 28
Genelleft Co.'s sawmill, at Nakusp,
has shut down for the winter
Mr and Mrs. John Taylor celebrated
their china wedding last Friday.
A pack train load of supplies was sent
up to the Capella group. Tuesday.
George Petty and wife, Three Forks,
v ill spend the winter on the coast
Purser Macdonald, of the Sioean, has
gone to Winnipeg to spend Christmas.
The finishing touches are being put
on the Wakefield concentrator building.
The outport of Bedlington is to be cut
off from Nelson and added to the port of I
Lumber has arrived for the erection
of a new set of buildings at the Galena
Tom Collins, of Nelson, leaves this
we k on a visit to the f ��lks, away down
in Carolina
There is a miniature war on in Kaslo
between the, hoodlums and the yellow
hoys of China.
The electric street lamp put np by
tin1 Miners' Union is of great benefit to
the general public.
Invitations are out for a big dance to
lie <?iveii at the Arlington hotel, Slocan
City, on Christinas day.
G. B. Matthews, formerly of Three
Forks and Ymir, is now the proprietor
of a neat cigar store in Nelson
The miners of Kootenay meet in convention at Rossland next Monday. The
local anion will be represented.
Throe new members w.'.re initiated
Into the local Miners' Union Saturday
ni^ht,swelling the membership to about
Joseph Brandon has gone east and
will spend the winter in Guelph and
other cities, combining pleasure with
Stephen Bailey, formerly owner of
the Payne, has purchased three lots In
Seattle for 160,000, and will build an
hotel to cost 1800,000.
Mike Keeley, the veteran prospector,
has been spending a few davs in the
Sioean. Mike is one of the oldest pioneers in this country. When Bill Hall
and his party came in from Colville to
Btake the Silver King, Mike was hot on
their trail. Before Hall had finished
Staking the King, he showed up, and
Hall threatened to bury Mike right on
tlie spot if he started staking that day.
As Mike was not looking for a premature demise, he waited until Bill hart
got all the ground he wanted and then
he staked several adjoining claims.
While Bill and he smoked the pipe of
=Ji2��^ffi B. C. DECEMBER 16,   is99.
A 40 horse power boiler, hoist and | the
pump has been installed at the Boston
& Butte.
Three shifts are being employed on
the Volcanic and Earthquake.
In the Golden Eagle, at the 60 foot
h'V'l. the drift is in a big body of rich
The Pathfinder and Diamond Hitch
"Over looked better than at the present
The south drift on the Morrison is in
130 feet, with ore all the way. It will
be continued about 300 feet more.
Phil Aspinwall, superintendent of the
Boston & Butte, has gone to Deadwood
camp to start work on the Standard.
A. B. Claybon, of Rossland, is pushing work on the Strawberry and Orphan
Boy. In the former the ore averajres
Six men are, employed in the Mountain View. The property was recently
bonded for $25,000, on a ninety day
In the Enterprise and Anchor 12 men
are employed. D. D. Mann and Win.
Mackenzie are the owners. A 70 foot
shaft has been sunk.
The Yankee Boy and Girl -are making another test shipment of ore to the
Trail smelter. The last shipment came
up to expectations.
The shaft on the Sailor ;is down 80
feet. In crosscuttiug at the 75 foot level
four veins of quartz were cut, with
fedge matter 15 feet between tbe walls.
The Waterloo is looking well. Work
of sinking another 100 feet to the 200
foot level will be commenced at once.
The five stamp mill is running night
and day.
A wairon road to the Bonanza" has
just been completed, about five miles
beyond the Little Bertha. A hoist and
steam pump is to be installed and sinking resumed.
Work is being resumed on the Little
Bertha. There is a three foot vein on
the property, giving assays as high as
81.60 in gold and a little silver. A 40
foot vein has been driven on the lead.
A crosscut tunnel, at a depth of fifty
feet below the railway, is being run on
the Silver Knot, at Fisherman creek.
The ledge (tn the surface is 15 feet in
width. It has yielded some high assays
In copper.
At the <>ro Denoro, in Summir camp.
a crosscut from the 200 fool level has
been extended 180 feet. For 70 feet of
this distance it runs along an ore body
The working will be continued to the
surface on the hill where the railroad
(Traders unearthed a rich ledge.
Two new 154 ton ore bins are being
erected at the B. C, In Summit camp.
With the sinking of the main working
shaft an additional 100 feet, and the installation of a new plant, including a
new 40 drill compressor, it is calculated
that the mine will be able to ship 400
tons a day. About 200 miners will he
employed. Ore sorters have been already engaged-
The main shaft on tbe Josie, in Summit camp, is now down 112 feet. At
the 100 foot level a drift 64 feet long has
been run on No. 1. The ledge is from
two to four feet in width
road is being built to the property
when completed a test shipment of several carloads of ore will be made, A
railroad spur is also to be built into the
mine so soon as the position of the main
boiler��Jn��h J^1'   A ^horsepower | railway men, are interested in claims
bA0,'":^^hTthaV^^tbee"ord^.|nearby,andit is said that a railwTv
A plant is to be installed so soon as the
development opens up enough ore to
supply a 10 stamp mill. Although high
assays have been obtained, the average
values of the ore is about 815 to the
In the Jewel,in the Long"Lake camp,
there are over 1600 feet of underground
workings. The ore chute is being
opened up at a depth of 230 feet, and at
the various levels it is four to five feet
in width. It averages about 813 to the
ton in gold, but assays as high as $100
are frequent. The ore on the dump is
in excess of 1500 tons, with 12,000 tons
spur will tap the region before very-
long. The country formation trends
north and south, while the veins have
a northwest and southeast strike, thus
cutting the formation and proving them
to be true fissures.
Mr. Mansfield,who represents French
and English capital, has been very active in the Slocan recently. He has
forged right ahead this year, pays his
men 83.50 for eight hours, and is well
liked by all who do business with him.
He is just tho kind of a man to make
millions in a country like this, and
I everyone wishes him  success  in  his
in sight iii the mine.' The main shaft Ilate8t venture.   He will no doubt be
IS tn  nA    aiinl.'    onnO>"��    inn    ��-,..��
A wagon
is to be sunk another 100 feet, and a
four-drill compressor installed. A dry
crusher and a cyanide mill, with a capacity of 50 tons per day, will be in
operation early in the spring.
Ernest Mansfield Makes a  Big  Deal In
the White Grome Country.
Ernest Mansfield acquired last week,
from Mrs. Jennie E. Harris, of Kaslo,
fifteen claims in the White Grouse
mountain and Goat river districts. The
price is 8125,000, but the terms of payment have not been made known. Mr.
Mansfield will work the properties extensively just as soon as men and supplies can be taken in, which will not be
before next spring The district is in
need of trails and roads, and it is to be
hoped that the government will provide
tbe same and help out that section.
Two of the groups are on White
Grouse mountain, and consist of the
Gold Bank. Silver Queen, Harris, Yukon, Bostock, Jennie E, Northern Star,
Josie Fraction, Marguerite, and others.
The third group is on the new trail up
Goat River, and consists of the Maple
Leaf, Rosene and Phoenician Fraction.
The ores carry gold, silver and copper. On the Gold Bank there is a lead
four feet wide, carrying zinc and galena From samples taken in course of
development the following assays have
been obtained: Gold. $20; copper, from
13 5 to 31 5 per cent.; silver, 18 to 80 oz.
The galena vein averages 44 per cent,
lead and 18 oz. silver.
All of these propertied can be worked
by deep tunnels. The ore can be mined hy driving tunnels on the veins.   In \      ���,,.    	
some: places 1700 feet in depth can be Trade has just issued an illustrated
obtained. The leads are from seven to j pamphlet advertising their city. The
20 feet between walls, and some of them I printing was done in the town and the
have been traced across six locations, j job cost many hundreds of dollars,
showing pay ore in every opening. Other towns ought to follow Kaslo's ex-
Mann ft Mackenzie, the  well   known  ample.
the means of opening up a new district
that has lagged behind for the lack of
capital and transportation.
Mrs. Harris is to be commended for
the able manner in which she has secured the aid of capital for the development of the White Grouse mountain district, and her labors will be a benefit to
the entire section. For years she has
been interested in that district, and although hampered by ill health and lack
of money, she has never lost hope, but
has surmounted difficulties that would
swamp most women. Her indomitable
courage and perseverance have at last
been rewarded, and a wide circle of
friends are pleased to learn of her success. 	
W. G. McGregor left Monday for the
Atlantic coast, on a business trip.
J. C. Shook and wife left on Monday,
via the Crow's Nest Pass, for Toronto,
to spend Xmas. They expect to return
in a lew weeks.
Part of the apparatus 'for the athletic,
and gun club has arrived, and the balance is expected this week. The club
room will soon be in full swing.
J. M. Williams returned to town on
Saturday and went up to the Chapleau.
The company propose erecting a concentrator on the property shortly. This
camp on the first north fork of Lemon
creek is becoming quite a busy one.
The Skylark & Ranger, Violet, Kilo.
Chapleau, Cameronian, etc., are all in
the same neighborhood and before the
spring there will be quite an army of
miners working on these properties.
Kaslo still has energy.   The Board of
Hunter Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries, Dry Goods,
shaft is located.  \	
in working shaft of the Win- j ^ye carry tne best lines that money can buy,  and,  buying in large quanti-
The mai ^^^^^^
down 80 feet.
nipeg is
that the
foot love
Tt is'expected
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A crosscut will be run from
that the ledge will be struck at the 150
^^^^^^^^^^ ties, save you the extra profit,   ^^^^^^^^^^
Sandon       Rossland        Green wood      Grand Forks THE PAYSTiiEAK, SANDON, B. C,  DECEMBER 10, 1899.
The   Paystreak.
Is Issued every Saturday In Sandon, tn the heart
of the (jreatest White Metal camp on earth.
Subscription     - ...     |8.00 a year
Strictly in advance.
Address: Th�� Paystmcak, Sandon, B.C.
Wm. MacAhamb.
"SANDON. B. C, DEC. 16,  1899.
AtWardbury in Norway it is all
day between May 21 and July 22,
and during that period it is impossible
for a man to stay out all night.
The Prince of Wales recently lost
his parrot Dicky. It was 125 years
old at the time of death, and passed
away without disturbing the equilibrium of Europe.
W. A. Carlyle has gone to Spain to
superintend the 14,000 Dons, who
work in the Rio Tinto juiine, at an
annual salary of $25,000.' This is
what a man gets for being a Canadian,
and knowing something about
The craze of sinking money in
questionable mining operations in
untested fields and untried veins goes
merrily on. Capital is ever ready
to bite at anything that glitters in
green fields far away, it seems, while
in the Slocan it demands that $1000
worth of ore shall be in sight for
every dollar to be invested. The
Slocan can stand it if capital can.
In spite ot the fact that none of the
big shippers were sending out ore iu
the month of October, the value of
the ore shipments from the Slocan
that month was in the neighborhood
of $80,000. When operations are resumed and such mines as the Payne,
Enterprise, Queen Bess, Idaho, Slocan
Star, Emily Edith, Wakefield and
Bosun add their shipments to the list
the output will be such as to make
the head swim.
Several men who went with the
Canadian contingent to South Africa
left their families in destitute circumstances. Men who will desert their
own for the sake ot fighting in a foreign country when it is not compulsory must have considerable of the
cur in their composition. They do
not belong to the class of men who do
brave deeds, A really brave man
would never leave his loved ones in
want in order that be might satisfy
his desire for blood and adventure.
The Canadian banks are asking
the government to be allowed to increase their paper-money issue, basing their petition on the grounds of a
pressing need of more money in circulation to carry on the business of
the country. If, instead of allowing
the issue of a greater volume ol paper
money, the government would establish a mint in Canada, and supply the
country with good gold and silver
coins stamped   with the  Canadian
beaver, it would be more like business. Paper money at best is a ma ke-
shift currency; it can never be made
anything else.
Just now the neighboring camps
of Kootenay are treating the Slocan
like Cinderella. But the day is not
far distant when the Slocan will outstrip them all. If the business men
of Nelson want to be in the swim a
few months later they would do well
to watch carefully the needs of this
camp now. The Slocan is not asking
odds of any one, but it is daily putting
on the list the names of those who
have been its friends in the unequal
struggle it has borne for the benefit
of the whole Province, and when it is
over those friends will be remembered in our prosperity.
It used to be said that there was
only one drawback to the silver-lead
mines of the Slocan, that being the
great quantity ot zinc that was found
with the galena ore. Zinc was then
thrown aside as worthless and even
experts frequently reported unfavorably on properties where there was
much zinc showing. Not so today.
The presence ot zinc with galena ore
is now looked upon with favor, and
is almost as profitable to mine as the
galena itself. It is shipped to Antwerp, Belgium, and Manchester,
Eng. Up to the present time the
Lucky Jim mine has shipped the
greatest quantity of zinc ore; it is, in
fact, the only regular shipper of this
character of ore. Its shipments for
October amounted to 1,389,410 gross
pounds, valued at $26,122. Other
properties have made small shipments of zinc ore, with very satisfactory returns.
'Twas a summer ago when he left me
A summer of smiles with never a tear,
Till I said to him with a sob, my dear,
Good-bye, my lover, good-bye!
For I loved him, oh, as the stars love
And my cheeks for him flashed red and
When he first called me his heart's de
Good-bye, my lover, good-bye!
The touch of his hand was a thing divine,
As he sat with me in the soft moonshine
And drank  of my love as men drink
Good-bye, my lover, good-bye!
And never a night as I knelt in prayer,
In a gown as white as our own souls
! ���} ���   were,
But in -fancy he came and kissed me
Good-bye, my lover, good-bye!
But now, O God! what an empty place
My whole heart is!  Of the old embrace
And  the  kiss I loved there is not a
Good-bye, my lover, good-bye!
He sailed not over the stormv sea,
And he went not down in the waves,
not he;
But oh, he is lost, for he married me;
Good-bye, my lover, good-bye!
���James Whitcotnb Riley.
The hockey clubs of Kootenay will
organize a league.
Murderer, thief, ravisher, stealer of
men's brains,
Caterer to the gallows, feeder of the
Soaked in the tears of widows,mothers
and orphans,
Defying God and defacing his handiwork,
Daubing blood on the face of humanity,
Smearing crime on the garments of
Barring the way to Heaven,
Paving the way to Hell,
Curse you! Curse them that make
Curse them in power who allow you
to exist!
Fragment of Hell, hurled into the
nineteenth century,
How I hate you!���
How I love you!
���Republic Record.
It is known that about 90 species of
fish inhabit the Nile, but it is believed
that many more will be discovered by a
scientific expedition which is about to
make an investigation.
The Bank of England destroys about
350,000 of its notes every week to replace them with freshly printed ones.
One evening in each week is set apart
for the making of the bonfire.
M. W. DAY. Proprietor.
 Manufaturer of all	
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
Sarsapnrilla; Etc., Etc.
Sandon., 3.O.
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
Operating Kaslo. & Slocan Railway
International Navigation A     '
Trading Company.
Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard
Passenger  train for Sandon   and
way stations leaves Kaslo at 8:00 a
in. "daily,  returning, leaves Sandon
at 1:15 p.  m.,  arriving at   aslo at
3:55 p. m.
& TRADING CO.,  operating on
Kootenay Lake and River.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 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; alao with str. Alberta to and
from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.
Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry
Tuesdav and Saturdays at 7 a. m ,
meeting 6teamer International from
Kaslo at Pilot Ba\. Returning,
leaves Bonner's Ferry at 8 a. in.
Wednesdays and Sundays.
Steamer International leaves Kaslo
for Lardo ami Argenta at 8:15 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 sol to nil points i Ca nda
and the United Status. To ascertain
rates and full information,  address���
Robert Irving, Manager.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. C.
Freight and Ticket Agt.,  Sandon.
Afherlon's ms Bazaar
Largest Stock ever shown le Saindoii
$1,500 worm
Great Bargains this week!!
Fine decorated China
Cups and Saucers
a dozen.
China Plates to match	
a dozen
White China
Cups and Saucers
$ 1.00
a dozen.
White China Plates	
a dozen.
Glass Butter Dish, Spoon
Holder, Sugar Bowl,
and Cream Pitcher,
large size
Only 50c
Larcre Glass Water Pitcher
with six glasses,
Only 75
ictlgo oi/iu      mw CENfT
Toys of all kinds and Dolls of all sizes, below
Cost This Week.
.A-tliertoxi's G-ift Palace, Sandon THE PAYSTUiAK, SANDON, B. C,   DECEMBER 16, 1899.
The 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 :���
Dec. 4���Seelig fr, near Bosun, North
West Mining Syndicate.
5���Kimberley*fr, near Cody, by J A
6���Tranquility, Galena Farm, R In-
Dec 6���Torpedo, Mario and Ida. 11
���Virden. Madie, Ree Extension, Ree.
Nov 27���Hartney group, George H
Crawford and Frank Kelly to A H
Blumenauer, all interest in bond.
Same, A H Blumenauer to J D Mac-
Master, exclusive option under bond.
28���Alice %, John L Retallack to G
W Hughes, Nov 20, $3,500.
Dec 2���Dividend ��, Amos Thompson
to HO Shave, Nov 13.
Aurora |, L R Forbes to same, Nov
Diana |. J E Brouse to same, Nov 10.
Zoroaster, Vanoni, Ramola, C Rash-
dall, E Stewart and E Pitt to same, on
Nov 11.
4���Etna fr, Thomas Avison to Northwest Mining Syndicate, Nov 28.
Link fr, Robt Johnston to H Clever,
Dec 2.
5-Rockland, H C Wheeler to W W
Spink*, Aug 3.
Halifax fr, Leonard Craig to George
Kydd, Nov 25.
6���Shamrock %, Frank Ryan to Pat
Clune, Dec 4.
Same J^, same to Edward Stewart,
Dec 4.
Sadie 3-10, H E Croasdadeto Jas H
Bowes, Dec 4, $300.
8���Black Hawk fr, F C Baker to the
American Bov Mining and Milling Co,
Nov 22.
11���Baltimore an1 Le Roi, E Stewart
to G H Dawson, Oct 23.
Mountain Queen &, John Brown to P
C Andrews, Nov 13.
Iropuois 5-12, Hobson 37-93, and Cuba
\, E Mowan to Chas Rehrman, on Julv
Nov 15���Candy and Jacko, Howser
cr, J B Anderson.
Sphegetti and Thrilby, same, by J M
17���Lehigh fr, Woodburv cr, by H
Kewera, Kaslo cr, Frank Beer.
Slocan Maiden, same, W E Boie.
Pactolus, same, C Plowman,
Trixev, same, W W Beaton.
Two Girls, same, J Doras.
Geneva, same, F Conruyt.
18���Frankio and Tea Leaf, Canyon
cr, Walsh and Graham.
20���Alice fr, Kaslo cr, E Mansfield.
21���Paris, Lardo river, A Leblanc.
Cascade, Cascade cr, A Buffalo.
Columbia and Providence, same, A
24���Rio Tinto, Kaslo cr, C Moore.
Nov 8���Ainslie, Happy Thought 9
���Jane, Florence, Leila, Ella, Foy,
Chlcora, Chippewa, Niagara, Onigara.
May, John. 16���Iron Crown. 17���Chief,
Hardscramble, Mirond. 18���Champion
Lost Boy. 23��� Flyfield fr. 24���Lost
Mountain, Giant for I years, Midge for
2 years, Mountain fr. for 3 years.
Nov 16-Florence, to R F and S H
17���No 5, to Ashton and Allman.
18��� Iron Duke, M R W Rathbourne.
Nov 24���Champion and Lost Boy. J
Carton and A Schilling to E Mansfield.
Nov 17���St Joseph and St Mary, J
Howard to P McCue.
20���Silver Glance, all, L I Deboin to
F E Starkey.
Silver Glance fr and Liberty ^,FE
Sta*key to C R Connor.
Marguerite, all, C Plowman to Reni
Laudi, $100.
28���No 2 and No 5 ; 11-16, C C Poyntz
to D M Linnard
No 811-16, F D Crowe to same.
No 411-16, A Johnson to same.
24���Cliff fr, P Dickenson to W Miller,
W E Spier, R Dickenson.
Slocan, W H Jeffery to same.
Rossland, J T Tipping to same.
Dawson, C B Tipping to same.
Atlin and Lakeshore, E J   Belt to
Midge, R Masson to Lost Mountain
Mines, Ltd.
Nov 16���G Schilling to J Carton.
It is stated that there are over 2,000
motor cars in use in Paris. One can
learn from this how popular motors are
with Frenchmen.
The Prince of Wales has warned his
brother Freemasons not to make themselves cheap by wearing the Masonic
regalia on ordinary occasions.
The number of pills consumed in
Great Britain in twelve months is said
to reach the enormous total of 2,000,000,-
The Duke of Fife derives much of his
wealth from banking, for he is the principal partner in Scott's Bank, in which
Lord Farquhar is also interested.
The oldest creature now living in the
world belongs to Walter Rothschild. It
is a giant tortoise, weighing a quarter
of a ton, and it has a known life of 150
A Missouri man has gone into the
business of raising tame quail. The
birds, he claims, are more eas'ly raised
than chickens and far more profitable.
Since the war of 1894, the Chinese
population of Shanghai has grown from
400,000 to 700,000. The attraction lies
in the many new industrial establishments.
The railway through the Holy Land
is to bo proceeded with energetically,
and in less than twelve months "change
here for Jordan" will be a familiar cry
in the land.
The total value of the gifts at a recent New York wedding amounted to
over two million dollars, representing
an income of over one hundred thousand dollars a vear.
"Well, the hired girl is finally gone."
"Gone.   How and why did she go?''
"Through the roof.   Kerosene."
The preacher was having a sort of test
meeting by asking the congregation
questions on their conduct. "Now,
brethren," he said, "all of you who pay
your debts will please stand up." In response to this there was an apparently
unanimous uprising. "Now," said the
preacher, asking the others to sit down,
"all those who do not pay will please
stand up." ��� One man alone rose. "Ah,
brother," said the preacher, "why is it
that you, of- all this congregation of
brethren should be so different?"'   "I
don't know, parson," he replied slowly
as he looked around over his friends and
acquaintances in the meeting, "unless it
is that I ain't a liar."
Floyd Hutzel, formerly of Luverne,
now of Sioux City, has written a piece
of music called "At Midnight in Lover's
Lane." It is said to be excellent and
not at all like the celebrated song,
"Grandma's Teeth are Plugged With
"Ma," remarked the small boy, "isn't
it funny that everybody calls my little
brother a bouncing baby?"
"Why do you think it is funny, William?" returned his mother
"Because when I dropped him on the
floor this morning he didn't bounce a
bit.   He cried."
"Can you cripple her, Jones, or are
all the guns worthless?"
"Most of'em are, sir, 'an the others
ain't no match for a brig's heavy guns."
"Then, if we can't run away, and
can't fight her, we'll let them take her
as a prize. Maybe they can run her
into port better'n we can."
"Did I understand you to say that
we'd surrender, sir?" asked the mate,
with a surprised inflection in his voice
"Surrender?" thundered Capt Clarke.
"Have you ever known me to surrender, Mr. Wright? I gracefully yield.but
never surrender."
Deep in the bowels of old Earth,
Black eternal night,
Here I dwell; where shadows grow
Like ghouls of regions far below,
Painted by candle light.
With steel in front and steel behlni
Myself of steel of the hardest kind.
Knock! knock! knock!
Against the fated rock.
Listen to the burthen of my ring,
Betwixt each stroke thi& song I sing:
Worthy the partner of my toil,
Unerring certain he;
Steel are his sinews, steel his nerves,
And steeled his purpose   naught can
A brother unto me
Hard be the rock as adamant,
Defying eons dead, ���
Crushed bv each succeeding stroke.
The term allotted now revoked,
Its life has sped
Surely does its latent strength decay,
While eating at it? vitals day by day.
Knock! knock! knock!
Cavernous the echoes mock:
Catch you not the language of each
Emitted as 1 drop upon the steel:
Noble the partner of my toil,
Dark though his visaare he;
Beneath the grime on hand and brow
His manly qualities avow
A kindred unto me.
���E. P. Bremner.
New Denver, B C, December llth,
1899. -	
There is a deal on for tbe purchase of
the Exchequer group, at Nelson, for
The march of time brings
many changes. Seven years
ago the residents of Sandon
slept in the snow, or under
the shadow of a fir tree.
Today many luxurious
homes dot the mountain side,
and nearly all have carpets
that   are   daily   swept   by
which D. J. Robertson & Co.,
have so thoughtfully introduced to the camp	 Ol) 1161
That Old Greu Goosequill   Sticking
in Her Hat.
I Lindsay Watchman, i
H]lU. you  B8M  the jaunty  maiden .tripping
'long th* atgjpt
With Biioldw^VfWHRjtnU *tjckiiiK  in  her
hat V    -
She i�� neat and ��h�� is natty and most ravish.
ingly sweet, n'
With that oldrfrey gooHequill sticking in  her
httt-      |  wfri   :        J
in lur eyes there is  a   sparkle   of  must  hide
pendent pride,
er face a oMfc expression she would never
t*y to lijde, ,  j     ,. ,
And her Imotheeln with  the sidewalk   so decisively collide  m
Tlmt it jars the old grey gposequil] in lier hut.
Oh ! she is a   pleasing   picture  as   she  gaily
trips along   ,,,  , f
With an old grey goosequill Sticking in her
Her eves are dreams of glory and  her voice a
radiant spng.
With 'hut old grey gdoseqnil'  sticking in her
In lier dress there is   a   smartness   thai  must
magnet every eye,
Bver.V head tiyns on  its' pivot as the men she
passes l��y,
Tlicv admire   her  style,   her  action, and lier
hriglit expressive eye.
And the old grey  goosequill   sticking   in   her
Hun she culls to toiind thB warrior of tha retl-
sk.ii Indian nue. i
With that old gite.v goosequill sticking in her
Sometimes lot  .-out the simllie  by 'painting
up her face.
With that old grev gooaequll!  sticking iu her
She is tint upon the w   ninth, he  she' plump Or
he she svelt.
\inl nmny a pah   m fellow has her eve-shot
arrow felt
Many   lovers'   * alps  are   dangling from her
alligator heir.        ,
Tlie sweet warrior with the g004eqilill   iu her
We all hue her and admire her. Just cawn't
help it. don't ye know.
With thai ��M gr-y goosequill  sticking in her
>he'�� the very  fairest   jewt.l   iu   onr   western
beauty show,
That neat snge-hen with the goosequill in her
Msids <>l .mtuos'iuc toHstrnrtioii 'neatli tlu ir
, ostrich plumes urrii.veil.
'��r with wealth of floral Warit.v on their proud
head* may pa rude.
Hut tlitj simply are not in it   >vith   the dashing little maid
With the old grev go. .."((iii|l sticking  in her
The Paystreak.
' rdated tho Mth ,lay of November, l**.,
.u horded the service of the said plaint and
Mun-nonsonynnhy insertion of this Notice
bn7/lm9'n�� ^ekly newspaper at Sandon
Hi.,1 hy p���8ting a copy of said plaint and summons for *, da v, in the office of the Registrar
of, the ...o��mty(\,���lltllt Kossland. and that
the same shall ,hagDBJ ami sutticient service
of the said plaint and summons
are required to appear to the said plaint and
summons on the 2oth day of! January, woo, at
the sittings of the County Court to be holden
at Rossland.
Dated this Klthjla.v of November. A D. 1399
.     Chaiu.ks R. Hamilton,
Whose address for service is at the offices of
Daly l&   Hamilton,   Bank , of   Montreal
Chambers. Rossland, British-Columbia.
Now is Your Time
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of
Went Kootenav District. Where located :
On the South Fork of Carpenter Creek.
Take Notice that I. ^A. B Docksteader,
acting as agent for Biggerstaff Wilson, Free
Miner's Certificate No. Xi2'i\K, James Albert
Lindsay. Free Miner's Certificate No. 65ftti6,
B. C. Rihlet, Special Free Miner's Certificate
No. 7i��l, and John Docksteader, Free Miner's
Certificate No. b15<>25 intend sixty days from
date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
for m Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose off obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claims,
Ami further take notice that action, under
section .'17,   must  be  commenced  before the
issuance of such,Certificate of Improvements.
Datetl this .loth day of November, 1*W.
To make your selection of Christmas Presents before the
rush begins Now the assortment is most complete.
Our Lines in
!; Solid Gold Jewellery,
Watches,   Rigns,  Sterling Silver  Novelties, Cut  (jlass   ^
Ware and Electro Plate are very attractive, and we sell
as low as we can guarantee the best quality of goods.
3j��   Engraving Free on all Goods Purchased mm
Jeweller and Optician.
\ .
i i a
1 Folliott & McMillan.
The deepest mineshhft in Colorado
is said robe at i.hc California mine,
Quarto Hill, Gilpin county-r<pO
leet, though tbe Geyser mine, Gilpin
county, is now repotted to have a
shaft; 2650 feet. deep.
Mktiiouist Church:���
Rev: A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Regular services to-morrow at It
���'��� m. and 7:.'U). p m.
In the County Court of Kobteiiny
Holden nt KohhIiiihI.
Holt & Grogan,
. ,     ���l.thii HtyhUngJ  ...   fK
'" fin VliuVK MAMKD Hkkknuam"
John Fikuhso:
TAKE NOTICE that this action was ofi
"'���'���'ii'lilay -il November. 1*��>, ������onimenced
^""'st vou, and that the plaintiffs by their
Plailltelaim the sum Of 1800.00 advanced on a
Pertain aKreement .lated the *<t)i day of
"*roh, imt, which agreement has not bee*
'"tried out by you, the said defendant, in any
**y whatever!   An I that the Court has i��y
t/    (Western Federation of Miners.]
������. *      ii
Meets every Saturday Evening at U o'clock
in Miners' I'nion Hall.
i "" ���  '    '
Pres, Gko, smith.
Vice-i-re>. Howahii Tiiomisox.' ���     "
Fin Sec. VV. L. HahI.KH.
Contractors and Builders.
Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
^r. Sash,  Doors,  Blinds, ste., Mads to Ordsr at Lowest Possible Prices.
flp Mine aad Oimeasiss Timber always is Stock.     Plans, Estimates and
^ Speoifloatlons furnished for all Olassss of Building.
��   RAILROAD AVE.   -   -  -   -  SANDON.   ;
Suhscrihers. 11.00 i>er month.
Private Patients *��.<ni jier day, ex-
ilusive of expense of physician or
��orgeon and drugs.
,1. D. McLA.UOHl.lSr, President.
W. 1.. Haoi.kk,Secretary.
lilt.   W.   E.  (IoMIS, Attendant Physician.
MissS. M. CH18HOI.M, Matron.
QuantCox, Wm. Dona hi k. .1. V. Makiix.
Wm. (Iakhui' and P. H. MiIKI'UV, Management Coniinittee.
A. F. '& A. M.
Regula); Cpnimunic.-ition of ALTA
LODGE, U. F)., held first Thursday
in oacli Month, iii "Mftsonic Hall,
.sandon, at H p, m. Sojourning brethern coixlially invited.
W, II. Lii.lv, J
fleadquarters for Miners.
Well sVocked har in connection.
First elass accomimodations.   Board by_th��
day or week.
L. L. B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary nblic, Etc.
The Direct Route Prom
To All   Points
First Clas Sleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars 'pass Medicine Hat
Daily for St. Paul.   Sundays ami
Wednesdays for Toronto,
Fridays for Montreal and Boston.   Same cars pass Kevelstoke
one day earlier.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notam Public.
sandon! b. c.
8:00 Lv. sandon Arr.        16:30
Daily to Points Reached via.
Daily except Sunday to Points
reached via Rosebery and Slocan Citv.
Established !�����'>.
Tickets Issued Through and Bag-
B.   M.   SANDILANDS.''       gage Checked to   Destination.
'  Slocan Mines. �����A-C0URTN^
Agent, Sandon.
A. U. P. Agt., Trav. Pas*. Aft.
Vancouver, Nelson.
uiniiur Stooks bough*  ��>����  Sold.    General j    Bo Mire   that your ticket reads via the
MA��gent for 'fflooan   PropwUM.   Promising r.vinTiv Plnn,,
Prosi^cts For Sale.
A Snap Shot
In spite of the quiet times, the
"Old Time Grocery Firm" of
To Worh Slocan Claims.
Is kept busy in selling and shipping goods.
Fine Groceries by the carload arriving and more on the way. Fine
fresh Vegetables of all kinds. Fresh cooking and eating apples from
Ontario and Washington orchards. Car of Hams and Bacon just in, all
of Swift & Co.'s famed brands. Other toothsome delicacies ott the shelves
and arriving.      Step in-see for yourself.         	
* ,
STheAeU3for Cole's Hot Blast Heater.
���   ���       . *      �����.. '     . ���'���,;������
Our claims for this Heater are that it is adapted to auy kind of coat,
equally well.   Kindly call and inspect our lines. .     ..
H. BYERS & Co.
I haoe added to my regular stock the finest
line of FANCY GOODS that has eoer been
exhibited in Sandon. Ladies and Gentlemen's TRAVELLING CASES in Fancy Leather
Cooers. MIRRORS of the Most Stylish and
Latest Designs. The oeryi Newest In NOTE
Just received from Toronto a Large assortment - ;.. ..,���;���������,
of Beautiful Engagement and Wedding, Kings.
A full line of Deuber-Hampdeiv-and -Waltham Watchs
always in Stock. Every timepiece Guaranteed to be
Exactly as Represented. --���-,,...,.
Geo. B. Knotoles, - - - - - Watchmaker
Reco Laundry We* %, Ave��ue.
,.*.> >
Down Town Office - Mcflartln's Barber Shop
A. D. MACKENZIE,   -   -   -   -   Proprietor.
(Nelson Miner.)
The richness of Camp Mansfield is
not to be left entirely for British capital to reap benefits from. Deals in
properties in that locality are reported almost every day and good figures
prevail in every case. The Joker,
the first property opened up there, is
showing up wonderfully well, and
the English companies' constant additions to their already large holdings
hasgiven local mining men the impression that the district is a good
one to become interested in. As a
result a group of six claims were
secured some time ago and yesterday
the organization of a strong company
to work them was concluded. The
board of directors is composed of
Mayor H. Of. Neelands, president;
Aid'. ��G Frank Beer, vice president;
W. W. Beer, treasurer ; W. W. Beaton, secretary ; Dr. G. A, B. Hall,
A. Macdonald, ex-mayor of Winni-
peg, and Hamilton   Byers, directors.
The properties of the company are
the Champion, Lost Boy. Pactolas,
Trixey, Kuvera, and Slocan Maiden.
They are situated at the head waters
of the souih fork of Kaslo creek, adjoining the Joker mill site and directly on the line of the wagon road that
the government will continue up the
the ereek in the spring. Water for
power and domestic purposes is in
abundance and there is no scarcity
ot timber. The claims are admirably situated for working by tunnelling, as it is possible to drive in on
the lead. The vein is strong and
well defined and where worked has
improved with every foot. It is a
free-milling proposition and already
high values have been reported by
assayers. It is the intention of the
company to start work at once and
continue it all winter.   .   .
���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 ir desired
a pa re joes, s eighs or wagons.
Reply to
T. GKAHAM,   .
P. 0. Box 765, Vancouver.
Laboring Men Attention.
Beware of all agents and advertisements for the employment of men
in. tbe Slocan country.
The trouble between Miners and
Mine Owners is not yet settled, and
you are requested to stay away. You
will be duly notified when matter
are adjusted. i   .   I\yt'u .V;^
Executive Committee,
Sandon Miners' Union.
Cigars, '  '1 " Tobaccos j    '     Pl#fy**
Smokers' Sundries.
Cards and Chips.
Christmas Presents
Fine Leather Travelling Cases for
Gentlemen and Ladies,
iMiltHrv llruslt Set*.
Everything New,
No Shoddy,
At the Very Lowest Prices., ("all
and Examine Them. I know I
Can Please You.
I am giving away three
Beautiful Prizes i Gentleman's Smoking Set, Lady's
Comb Bisk Mirror and
Brush, Girls Work Box.
Eaoh Gash Purchase of
One Dollar Entitles the
Purchaser to a Ticket on
Those Presents.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
Mrs, Jas. Vallance  is visiting in
Hamilton Byers was in town yes
Albert Stein is spending Christmas
tn Seattle.
W. E. Hodder was up from Kaslo
jd Monday.
P, J. Hickey left on Wednesday
for Coast points.
j. K. Clark was up from New
Denver yesterday.
K, W. Gordon of the Ruth went to
the Coast on Friday.
Manager Hand of the Payne spent
the week in Rossland.
Col. Kobt. Irving and J. H.  Gray
went to the Coast on Monday.
Tom McGuigan is spending Christmas with his family iu Spokane.
Manager Hunter of the Heather
Bell contemplates a trip to the Coast
next week.
John Houston is out for mayor in
Nelson. He will be opposed by Aid,
Frank Fletcher.
Win. Walmsley of the Jackson
Hotel, Whitewater, leaves this morn
ing fur New Westminster.
Isaac Crawford is packing the grip
for John Cholditch A Co., oj Nelson.
Ike should make a successful drummer.
Ross Thoi burn and Sam Watson
ufSilverton were up last night in
search of suitable Christmas presents.
The Ladies' Home Missionery So
ciety of the Methodist church gave a
successful social tea on Wednesday
The New Denver Quadrille Club
will give a ball In the Bosun hall,
New Denver, on Thursday evening,
28th inst.
H. B. Alexander returned from
Alberta on Monday. He reports a
very successful season on the raches
fills voar.
lack Sudrow returned from Los
Angeles'on Wednesday. He reports
Iwvlng left William In an improving
l'oni|ltion iu the land ot sunshine and
H. Byers A Co. received a carol'
anthracite coal this week, which as
���ures Sandon consumers of Immunity
''"in a fuel famine suflh as is threatening our sister cities of Chicago,
London and Liverpool.
There will be nearly 200 couples
��t the K. of F. ball on 'Mon.lav even-
W The hall has been beautifully
decorated and evory possible preparation made f >r one of the grandest
eventa in the social history of the
The concert given by the school
jnlldren last night was
kind of
the largest
���. a success. Spencer's hall
Jtt crowded from the footlights to
tne street and standing room was at
H Premium. The programme was so
���food as to take manv of the older
lolks completely by surprise
M ?ickev met with an accident
on Monday which might have proved
serious. While coining down the
Sunshine trail his horse stumbled
and fell, throwing Mr. Hickey and
rolling on top of him. Aside from a
tew painful bruises Phil was not injured, but it was a narrow escame.
Wm. Beattie, who is foreman at the
Delphine mine in the Windermere
country, writes that they are making
excellent progress there. They have
bunk houses, ore houses, shaft house,
etc., completed, and have 60 tons of
300 ounce ore on the dump. They
expect to get out 300 tons of the same
quality of ore bv the middle of January. The Delphine is above the
timber line and is completely surrounded by glaciers.
A meeting of the curling club was
held on Monday evening at which
Messrs M. L. Grimmett, A. Crawford,
liobt. Macdonald, J. G. Main, and
Win. Hood were appointed skips.
The curling season was opened on
Tuesday evening, when several ends
were played. Three games between
local teams are scheduled for Christmas day. A general meeting will
be held at the rink at 10 o'clock on
Christmas morning. All members
are requested to be present.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C, Sewell returned
from their wedding tour on Monday
evening and are now at home, having taken apartments in Mr. Wilson's
residence. On Tuesday evening a
number of members on behalf of the
fire brigade gathered at their resi-
denceand presented Mr. Sewell with a
silver water pitcher and Mrs. Sewell
with a beautiful travelling dressing
case. Mr. Christie acted as spokes
man for the party and made a very
neat address, to which Mr. Sewell responded with becoming modesty.
There was a meeting of the city
council on Monday evening at which
F. C Sewell, city Clerk, was appointed returning officer and the
court house fixed upon as the polling
place tor the municipal election.
Nominations will take place a week
trom Monday, the 8th prox., and
election on the following Thursday,
A vote of thanks to the C. P. R.
officials for the invitation extended
the council to attend the Boundary,
excursion and for the courteous
treatment received by the members
who attended was passed unanimously.
American Boy stock is selling
Toronto at 8J cents a share,
Three mon are stoping ore in the
No. 3 tunnel at the Queen Bess.
They are working on a lease.
The Florida mine '.n Jackson basin
is reported to have 20 inches of ore.
Nineteen tons was shipped this week.
The Rambler-Cariboo has paid to
date $71,000. The next monthly dividend of 1 cent a share is due January 1st.
Payne stock has dropped back
around the dollar mark again. A
block was sold for $1.02�� in Toronto
early this week.
Judging from the reckless manner
in which they are handling lead in
the vicinity of Modder River, Ladysmith and other South African points,
it is a safe guess that the price of
lead ore will advance in the near
The Situationl
The labor situation is still unsettled
and nothing definite will be known
before the next general meeting of
the Association,   which   takes place
on the 27th inst. The proposition
submitted by the Mine Owners' As
sociation was considered at the last
meeting of the Union, on Saturday
evening last and a counter proposition drawn up which will be sub
mitted at the meeting of the Association. The terms of the proposal
are not given out and rumors as to
their purport are unreliable, but
both parties are nearing an understanding and there is every probability that with another conference a
definite agreement will be reached.
And Yet Another Wedding.
That the matrimonial epidemic has
not yet subsided is evidenced by the
following from the Nelson Miner of
December 21st :���
"Miss Jennie Hoffman and Mr.
William Richards, of Sandon, were
married yesterday at Mr. Prosser's
residence on Victoria street. After
the ceremony, which was performed
by Rev. C. W. Rose, a number of
guests were entertained and a pleasant social evening was spent. The
happy couple leave tor Sandon this
morning." jj
William Richards mentioned as one
of the main features of this interesting ceremony, is none other than the
popular "Billy," night clerk of the
Reco hotel. The arrival of the happy
couple on Thursday evening was
made the occasion of a merry time
by a crowd ot the boys who are
numbered among Billy's many
friends. In the evening quite a
number gathered at the Reco and to
the harmonv of the Sandon band,
indulged in congratulations and good
wishes for Mr. and Mrs. Richards
until the genial William became
thoroughly convinced that marriage
is no failure.
Kaslo Will Fight It.
The Miller Creek.
The east drift on the Miller Creek,
which is now in 95 feet from the
crosscut, is showing up a promising
streak of carbonate ore. 1 he first
ore found was in the bottom ot the
tunnel, but with later progress it is
showing up strongly in the face.
The west drift is in 10f> feet and it is
honed will reach the ore chute found
in the upper tunnel within two
months. There are 12 men on he
property now, working three shifts
each wav. Two hundred feet of
work has been accomplished in the
last CO da^s.	
I c   riaas and  MarVBn&tlffn
went to Spokane on Thursday.
Commenting on the article in the
Pvystreak last week relative to the
Cody trail to Camp Mansfield the
Kootcnaian says: ���
"We have frequently drawn the
attention ot our readers to the fact,     mt{] the 8ma|| noUf8
that a move ought to be made to have jctr,|ent iep?8d   au iiittiii
the South Fork wagon road complet-, Wftg wmkeQ of with appetites only
to Camp   Mansfield.     The Sandon , tQ ^ foQnd m tne fftir ^
people are anxious to get a portion ot i 	
the business that is now going from Hospital Notes.
Kaslo  and  advocate  a   road   from ravi^    who   haa    been
Codv     The  only  natural   road to;    bm.,le  WjfTjS    ,       ?    ��� ^J
uou).     i Hi-  "'/     .    a   rh v   k  work ing at the Soverign,  is  in  the
these properties is up the bouth rorK * anrafned ankle
of   Kaslo creek,   and   it   behooves hospital witn a spiained ankit.
McGuigan Wirings.
(Special to the Paystreak,)
The Rambler mine shipped 58 tons
of ore during the past week.
Work has been suspended on the
Surprise mine on account of water.
Mr. Alex Smith, the manager is having pumps placed in the mine and
work will be resumed about the first
of the year.
The Tom Moore mine, in the Soho
group is reported to be looking very
good, with a large showing of ore.
Consequently Mr. J. C. Ryan is
wearing a large smile.
Last Saturday evening a very
enjoyable dance was given by Mr.
a nd "Mrs'. Ganty of the K. & S. hotel
as an introduction to themselves and
a farewell to Mrs. Peters. Quite a
crowd attended, dancing being kept
The ex-
supper  served   at midnight
Kaslo citizens to see that this road is
bailt." ,   L
To show Kaslo people how anxious
Sandon ia to get the business the
Kootenaian publishes the Paystreak
article in full.
This mav be taken to mean that
the Kaslo people are alive to the
danger of losing this valuable trade
and will fight the Sandon merchants
to a red finish. Kaslo has the advantage of a resident member in the
local legislature but Sandon pays
more taxes, and we must have the
road. It may require a little agitation and wire pulling to get it but the
money is due to this community and
its expenditure must be forthcoming.
the Madison, is
slight touch of
Norman Banks, of
in the hospal with a
Anthony Corkall will be out in a
few days.
Visiting hours at the hospital are,
Saturday 4;30 to 7:30, Sunday 2 to 4,
and other days 2 to 5.
D. G. McNeil, superintendent of
the Silver Cup, very soon picked up
the lead again after assuming control. Judiciouscrosscutting uncovered it better and stronger than ever.
The working force in the mine will
at once be raised again and a large
number of men employed on the Cup
this winter. The Paystreak
Colorado Mountain Whose  Perpetual Fire Cannot be Quenched.
For a hundred years, perhaps
much longer, a mountain in Colorado
has been on fire. It is situated but a
short distance west of Newcastle, and
the shadow of its smoke envelopes
the town at live o'clock every evening. The people of the region have
become so accustomed to the phen-
omen that they pay little or no attention to it. To the stranger thereabouts, however, the glittering
Eatches of deep red tire, where it
reaks out on the side of the mountain and is exposed to view, there is
nothing in all the State quite its
The tire is fed by a big vein of
coal which the mountain contains.
Just how the coal became ignited is
not known. The oldest resident says
it was on tire when he came, and the
Ute Indians, who once lived there,
say it was burning many years be
fore the first white man crossed the
continental divide. The supposition
is that the coal was ignited by a forest fire at an early date in the present
century. It has smouldered ��nd
steadily burned until, this day. At
night when the moon'is dark is the
best time to see the fire. Then it is
that it resembles the interim as given
us in the word-painting of Dante.
The earth covering the coal is loos
ened by the heat and falls away, ex
posing the sheet ot lire.
The escaping gas probably assists
in stripping off tluj rocks and earth,
and wherever, the vein of coal approaches the surface the tire can he
seen. The first fire I saw was fully
fifty feet square It had a peculiar
red tint, while the burning gas coming up at the base of the coal vein
added a bright color to the scene.
In manv places the surface ot the
mountain In.-, sunk, showing where
the tire hus burned nut its course.
Efforts have been made to extinguish the tire, Some time ago a
company which owns a large amount
of coal land constructed a ditch from
a point several miles above the mountain, into whiCjh it succeeden in turn
ing the water from Elk creek.
Previously a shaft had been sunk
in the mountain, and into this shaft
the water was permitted to flow.
The shaft soon filled, but the fire
was above the level of the water, and
the effort was a failure ���Chicago
Arizona's Copper Production.
In his annual message to the secretary of the interior at Washington,
the governor of Arizona gives an
interesting summary of the product
ive resources of that territory,   lie
says that for the mining industry
the past year has been the most prosperous in the history of the country.
"In copper mining the increased capacity of the copper smelters, in the
location and development of new
discoveries, and in the influx ot eastern capital tor the purchase of copper
mines and prospects, the year has
been remarkable. The output has
increased at a marvellous rate."
The rapid rise in the price of that
metal has stimulated the investment
of capital in many neglected copper
mine prospects and has also inspiied
the business of prospecting with unexampled  vigor.     The total  pro
duction of copper for the year 1898-99
110,823,864 pounds, against 81,019.120
pounds for 1897. The production for
the first six months of 1898 was 49,-
503,294 pounds.and for the like period
of'99 amounted to 63,847.199 pounds,
Arizona is now third state in the
amount of its copper output. The
greater part eame from the United
Verde and the Copper Queen.
Aluminum in Great Demand.
Tie United States aluminum industries have recently received
large orders from the French Ger
man and Russian governments for
aluminum metal, to be used for
armor plating for war vessels and
merchant marine, also army and
navy equipment.
Aluminum, on account of lightness
of weight, will be cheaper for use.
and by reason of its firmness and
hop corrosiveness will supplant other
metals formerly used. The demand
for aluminum and its alloys is practically unlimited.
It is reported that the McCuaig
syndicate has taken up the Valley
group, near Curlew lake, north of
Republic. The claims are promising
ones, having a five-foot ledge which
goes from $1 to $20 in gold. Work
is to be started at the property at
The membership roll of the Silver-
ton Miners' Union now shows 191
members. Of these 127 are British
"Jim Wardner, if Wardner,
Idaho" by himself, is now on the
press ot the Anglo American Magazine Company, and the first edition
will be out on J a unary 1. This new
book from the pen of J. F. Wardner
will be awaited with interest.
The Denver Mining Record states
that over ��50,000,000 of American
capital has been invested iu mining
operations iu Mexico during the past
year. New York syndicates have
within a tew months purchased La
Trinidad mines. El Duranso Camp
group, San Dinias, Santa Rosario
Gaudalupe. etc., in the state of Dur-
ango, with a number of low grade
gold properties in Sonora on the
other side of the same mineral belt
Of the Sierra Madre.-
The Boers have Dutch blood in
their veins, and their method of warfare suggests the inference that they
intend to keep it there.
Three senators are said to be very
ill and not likely to be able to take
their seats again at Ottawa. They
are Senators Gowan of Gait. Sullivan
of Kingston, and Sir Frank Smith of
of Toronto.
Somebody on the stock exchange
in London circulated a rumor tha!t
the Bank of France was going to
lend the Bank of England a large
amount ot gold. The result was a
sharp rise of a quarter in consols.
Another rumor was that France had
allowed a considerable sum to be
withdrawn from Argentine. Both
rumors are denied, but the Dailv
Chronicle, commenting on the financial stringency credits the idea that
the Bank of England will obtain gold
abroad by lending below current
rates on condition that borrowers repay in imported gold.
E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd.
See the New
Large Size,
Which we are Selling
at $1.50 a pair.
We have 50
at $0.00 a suit.
v ���   -.   'I
E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd. THE
The Warner Miller syndicate operating in the Slocan has 81 men on the
Silverton claims a union membership
of 191 miners.
Shipping ore is now being extracted
from the Queen Fraction.
Mo9t of the machinery for the Wakefield concentrator has arrived.
Finishing touches are being placed
on the new buildings at the Silverite.
Twenty-five tons of ore was shipped
by the Jackson last week.
The tunnel on the Capella is in 25
feet, with ore continuing from the sur
From eight to 16 inches of clean ore
is showing in the upraise on the American Boy.
A carload of ore was .shipped Thursday from the Florida,one of the coming
properties of Jackson basin.
The shipment of ore to be made from
the Marion is l>eing sacked as it is taken
out in the course of development.
M. B. Marriott is doing assessment
work on his claim at Curlew, Wash He
has been offered a $30,000 bond for it
The Hartney is piovingquitea. l>onanza
with development. It is fully up to the
expectations of the owners. Ore is being taken out in the work.
Mrs Kennedy has returned to town
from a lengthened visit to Manitoba.
A. H. Bluemenauer has opened an
office in town for the Hartney company
One of the coldest places on earth is
the depot of the N. & S. at Denver Siding.
Frank Bourne and wife, of Nakusp,
have takon up their residence in this
The recent cold snap has created ice
strong enough to skate on at the Harris
A salmon trout weighing 23 pounds
was caught in the lake tins week by
'Fisherman Jack."
Several persons in this vicinity have
been effected by the recent calling out
of the reserves of the entire British
R. F. Green when in town on Saturday, 6tated that 28 members of the present Legislature stood pat for the eight
hour law.
Edward Pitt, manager of the Bunk of
Montreal, has gone to England for a
winter's vacation. C. M. Brown, of
Nelson, will act as manager in his absence.
Bill Hunter has bought 11,400 worth
of lots in Ironsides, near Phoenix, Bill
will probably own the earth if he keeps
up his rapid rate. His first money was
made in Now Denver
A decided change for the better has
been made in the arrangement of the
post office. New boxes have been added, making a total of 50 now in use.
The doors of the ante room are open at
all hours, Sundays included Postmaster Strickland believes in modern civil
A very select company of friends was
gathered together last Wednesday eve-
ning by Messrs. Moran, Greenlee and
Forbes, to partake of a sumptuous wine
supper, given at the Newmarket. It
was a full dress affair and some vary
handsome costumes were worn by the
ladies. A dance followed tbe supper,
the happy gathering adjourning to the
Clever hall.
James Wilks has organized a miners,
union at Moyie.
D. J. Darraugh is constable at the
town of Phoenix.
Greenwood has a variety theatre,and
Grand Forks will have a music hall
next month.
James McGregor, mining inspector,
is seriously ill with yneumonia at
the B. C. Min-
credit to anv
is a
The Xmas number of
ing Record would be a
man's country
There  are  85   properties   working
around Rossland and the payroll
little under 8150,000 a month.      M
It is said that Percy Godenrath will
be mining editor of the Greenwood
Daily Times when it appears.
Wallace Ross died recently in England of paralysis. He was a well known
oarsman during the Hanlon era.
Edmonton is the principal raw fur
market of North America. The sales
during the past season amounted to
Genelle & Co. recently shipped 85
cars of lumber into the Boundary. The
mill at Lemon creek is also shipping to
that district.
The B C. Guide is now published
once a month by the Province, of Vancouver. When it is revised it will be a
valuable publication.
The management of the Nelson skating rink is endeavoring to get Mr. Mc-
Culloch, of Winnipeg, champion all-
round ice skater of this continent, to put
in his time at Nelson this winter.
Greenwood and Phoenix having been
vaccinated against gambling-,the sports
have lined up at Grand Forks and other
towns that are wide open. Everything
still goes in the Slocan as the moral
wave has not yet struck the camp.
The people in Trout Lake City do not
like the recent change in the boundary
of their mining division. Part of it has
been added to the Ainsworth diuision,
and the claim-owners say it will cause
them much inconvenience if they have
to do all their recording at Kaslo.
Here is another variation of the everlasting "domestic" trouble. It seems
impossible; it is to be hoped it is is so;
but it at least is amusing.
The Annettes lived in Salt Lake
City, where Mormon girls sometimes
condescended to work out, but, nevertheless, are very "proud and hotty."
So it came to pass that
of each week generally found Mrs. Annette with a new girl, while in the interim she went without any. At last
she said to her husband, despairingly:
"My dear, can't you help me out in
this? You are so curt, these independent g'rls won't stand it. Won't you try
to be more friendly with the next girl I
get? Maybe that will make her feel a
little more at home, and she will be inclined to stay awhile."
Mr. Annette promised. The next girl
who came was young: and good looking
and the second evening of her stay, Mr.
Annette walked into the kitchen, conversed awhile, and then kissed her for
The girl screamed and ran out to the
{verandah, where her mistress was sitting.
"Whatever is the matter?" inquired
Mrs. A.
"Oh, ma'am! Mr. Annette kissed
"Dear me, you don't mind that���do
you?" said Mrs A. quietly.
The girl stood still a moment, evidently considering. Then she spoke
frankly, simply. "Why, no," she said,
"only the curtain was up!"
Shuffled His Last Card.
the beginning
The march of time brings
many changes. Seven years
ago the residents of Sandon
slept in the snow, or under
the shadow of a fir tree.
Today many luxurious
homes dot the mountain side,
and nearly all have carpets
that  are   daily   swept   by
which D. J. Robertson & Co.,
have so thoughtfully introduced to the camp	
There was a killing over at Republic
the other day Crozier Klutzer, better
known as French Joe, had some trouble
about his sweetheart, Josie Miller, and
loaded up with many drinks. He was
reckless and bucked faro for a bracer,
but it would not quiet his nerves. About
midnight he produced a gun while in
the Butte saloon, and matters took a
serious turn. W. A. Swan, deputy
sheriff, in arresting- Joe, had to shoot
him iu order to save his own life. After
Joe was shot, he struggled with the officer for a short time, then fell to the
floor, and while his soul fled to the next
formation, tbe crimson tide from the
hole in his breast stained the floor in
front of the Butte bar. At the inquest
Swan was honorably acquitted. When
Joe was not drinking he was a good
fellow, as gamblers go, and his tragic
finale should be a warning to others of
his profession to chain their anarry passions, lest they cause them to inaugurate a funeral before it is really necessary.
Lost Two Suhncrlberft.
Editors have their troubles. One of
these men who presides over the destinies of a western newspaper is mourning the loss of two subscribers. No. 1
wrote asking how to raise his twins
safely, while the other wanted to know
how to rid his orchard of grasshoppers.
The answers went forward by mail,but
by accident the editor put them in
the wrong envelopes, so that the man
with the twins received the following
"Cover them carefully with straw and
set fire to it, and then the little peats,
after jumping in the flames for a few
minutes, will be speedily settled."
And the man with grasshoppers was
told to "give castor oil and rub their
gums with a bone."
If Christ should come back to earth
just now and take a look along
Tugela river he would naturally
think that the human race were not
much better than they were around
Jerusalem nineteen centuries ago. THE 1'AXSTMEAK, SANDON, B^)ECE^BE^^
The   Paystreak.
Is Issued every Saturday in Sandon, In the heart
of the greatest White Metal camn on earth.
Sul��crlt��ti(in      . ...      |2.0Oayear
Strictly In advance.
Address: The Paystreak, Sandon, B.C.
Wm. Macadams.
SANDON. B. C, DEC. 23,   1899.
I'.   S.   GOLD   COINAGE.
Director of the U, S. mints, Mr.
Roberts, in his annual report, gives
some very interesting figures relating to the coinage of gold and silver
for the year. It would give a more
satisfied feeling if it were possible to
give a similar statement of the output of a Canadian mint, but the
banks are not willing to let tbe government establish a mint in Canada,
so we must content ourselves with
walthing our southern cousins take
y*14 and silver bullion from Canadian
���mms and transform it into American
eagles at a handsome profit.
The coinage of ��old was the greatest in the history of the country,
amounting to 8108,177,180, against
$64,634,865 in. the preceding year.
This sum would have been considerably larger it the capacity of the
mints had been greater. The stock
A gold bullion on hand increased
Tom $96,688,582 on July 1, 1898, te
��111,882,772 on July 1, 1899, The
toinage of silver dollars from bullion
areviously purchased, was $18,254,
109, against $10,002,708 in the pre
ceding year, and the coinage ol sub
lidiary silver, $9,466,877, against
The mints have been hard pressed
hioughout the year to meet the de-
nands upon them.   The mint faculties of the country will be taxed to
heir utmost until the new buildings
ow under construction are completed
nd equipped.    The stock  of gold
ullion is accumulating and with the
resent pressure for subsidiary coin-
ge tan not be reduced,
The production of gold in all of the
nportant gold fields of the world is
creasing  rapidly and with   pros-
���cts of continued  gams  tor some
ears to come.     The  yield  in  the
orld in the calendar ye��r 1898 was
187,000,000, against $338,000,000 in
97.   The production in Australia
date in 1899 has shown a gain of
percent, over the corresponding
onths ot 1898,   which indicates a
obable gain for the full year ��� f
6,000,000.     The    United   States,
nada  and Mexico will doubtless
���jrease their productions $18,000,-
0.    In South Africa the production
the first half of the year was 35
rcent. above the yield of the same
onths in the year 1898 and if the
lus'ry had been urdisturbed the
.in for the year  would iprobably
ye been above $20,0)0,000. i  As al\
���se principal- districts lire now in;
.dition to produce at a higher rate
in at the opening of the presei t
year and all are preparing for larger
yields, it is not improbable that when
operations are fully resumed in South
Africa the world's output will quickly
pass $400,000,000 per annum. The
world's stock of coin is now being increased more rapidly and by a higher
annual percentage to the existing
stock than during the period from
1850 to 1860, when the great output
of gold from California and Australia
startled the economists of all countries
and gave the world a depreciating
standard of values. The effect of
this new flood of standard money upon the markets, the industries, the
earnings of those that work for wages
and all of the various relations of the
people will be a most interesting
New Denver Ledge.
The C. P. R. recently ran a trade
excursion into the Boundary. It was
composed principally of Coast and
Rossland business men, and was a
grand affair. In tbe various towns
the visitors were treated royally.
The welcome assayed 60 percent,
wine, 20 per cent, grub and gush,
and the balance enthusiasm and mutual admiration. Many pioneers who
have been in the country from two to
tour years, filled the air with oratory
upon the wonders of Rossland and the
future greatness of the Boundary; but
not a word about the Slocan. Probably the speakers did not know
much about it, or perhaps they
thought that with a six-months'strike
around our neck, fighting the labor
battle ot the entire province, that we
were not worthy of notice in 'the hilarity of the moment. ./   '-.    i
The Slocan does not mind being
slighted upon festive occasions in
other districts of this glorious country.
It can stand it, for its hillf. contain
more Wealth to the ton than any
other camp in Canada. It was the
Slocan that drew the attention of the
world to Kootenay, and started the
prosperity now so evident in the in
terior ofBritish Columbia. The richness of its galena drew the crowd in
'91 and *92; and from here the boomers,
speculators and mining men swept
over Rossland and the Boundary
and made those districts hum with
the noise.of modern commercial and
miningactivi y. It is safe to say
that if the Slocan was still undiscovered thatyhere would be an absence
oPtrade excursions in these parts, unless, the crowd could ride mules.
And v.^t, when all were gav in the
Boundary ,*he other day, no one even
whispered that the silvery Slocan was
the richest spot for ite area in all this
tyoad Dominion ot the C. P. R. It
mighty have been infra dig tor the
oratorical geysers to have said such a
tldngiti the Boundary, where all is
jox,oyer its first railroad, and the
bloom is still on the boom, but if a
few iolid, serious, Slocan facts had
been  mingled  with  the   gush,
would only have been what was due
the mother camp of .this wonderful
coun try.      ;
The New York news boy returns
home from Quebec and spreads some
information about the Canadian contingent.
So youse boys talk  'bout de Transvaal
war, and de guy wid de hair on
his chin,
Dat has bucked up hard 'gainst de
English dere, and put Russia and
France on de grin;
And you ti"k dat de Boers has an easy
* job, and will soak de Old Laad in
the neck;
But you're foolish, you fellers, Old
England's no slob���Say! ye should
ha' been up in Quebec.
I'll start at the foist: ye see it's like dis,
old Chamberlain gets an idee���
(He's main squeeze otde works iu de
scrappio' biz)���dat  England will
be up a tree,
So he telegrapts over to Minto one day
���dat s de earl was down here at
de races���
If you'll send me a t'ousand Canadians
���say, well change  some Sout'
African faces.
Now deie's a good t'ing, says Minto; 1
guess old Chamberlain ain't very
So he cables one word to dat English
man���"yes"���and den he begins
to get busy;
He puts up three-sheet posters on all <>i
de boards from  New Brunswick
'way out to de West,
An' in   two days de scrappers  was
xharpenin' deir swords,  and de
railways was doip' de rest.
-      '        IV.
Dey all met at Quebec .and went onto
do boat, dere ��as more'dan a
t'ousand dey said;
De [milkiest   bunch   dat  wa* ever
, afloat, bully gee! dey   was beauts
Oil de dead.
I stood on de dock, nnd I'll tell you
right now dat if Kruger.had saw
w'at I did.
He'd be shiftin' his scene like a Baxter Street Fin wid a health off'cer
after his kid.
Dey all sang "Rule Britannia^'an' "God
Save de Queen," as de troopship
was sailin' away;
'fwasde hunkiest sight dat 1 ever
seen, an' I've seen a few tings in
my day; ;.
It ain't no use talkin', niavbe Kruger's
all right, but if I was His Whiskers out dere, , '
I'd close up my face and get out of de
tight; dein Canucks has gone after
��� Tom Wiseacre.
The power company at Bonniiigton
Falls has increased its capacity to 4000
horse power. The street railway at
Nelson will be driven from, these? central works.
M. W. DAY. Proprietor.
���Manufaturer of all���-
Syphons, Gingei Ale,
Sarsaparilla, Etc., Etc
Sandon, 3.O.
Patronize home industry
it I when vou want the best
Women In th�� South.
I have tried vainly to discover tbe compensation of the lowly lives with which
long association has made rue sadly familiar���the lives of tbe patient, toil worn
women of the south���writes FrancesHun-
tington in The Interior. From my win
dow 1 watch the farmers pass in their
mountain schooners on their way to town
to effect the seasonal exchange of farm
produce for household necessities. Manv
of tbe women are old acquaintances, for I
am again on familiar ground. I recognize
the serious, faded fares under the gingham
���unbonnets as they nod in passing. The
rather pretty little woman who stopped ut
tbe gate to show me the new baby is 21
and tbe mother of six children, two of
whom, at the ages of 7 and 6, work in t Im
cotton fields all through the long season
(torn September till January.
Luci, tbe eldest, picks 40 pounds a day,
for which ber father allows her 15 cents.
By tbe end of the season she will have
anougb money saved to buy her winter
wardrobe. Her future Is foretold by her
mother's uneventful, humdrum life. She
Will spend three months out of every year
In attendance at a country school, preferably tbe winter season. The remaining
nine months will be equally divided between sowing and harvesting. Tho rainy
Masons will be devoted to quiltmaking,
which has almost reached the dignity of a
fine art among mountain women, who regard the Inventor of a ''new design" as
something of a genius. Within five or six
years she will cheerfully waive the privileges and joys of youth for the unknown
responsibilities of wifehood, or, failing in
this, sbe will gradually assume the burden
of household drudgery and lapse uncomplainingly Into spinsterhood.
Operathr/ Kaslo A Slocan Railway,
International   Navigation &
Trading  O'riljtnny,
Schedule of Time.     Pacific Stand ml
Passenger  train for Sandon   nnd
way stations leaves  Kaslo at B:0 I n
m. daily,  returning,  leaves Sandon
at 1:15 p.  in.,  arriving at   aslo at
8:55 p. in.
& TRADING CO., operating on
Kootenay I^ake and River.
Lea ves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.
m , daily except Sunday. Returning
leaves Nelson at 4:30 p. m., calling
at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and
all wav 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 Bav. Returning,
leaves Bonner's Ferry at 8 a. ni.
Wednesdays and Sundays
Steamer International leaves Kaslo
for Lardo and Argenta at 8:15 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
wher signalled.
Tickets SoW to all points i i Ca ada
��� and the United Statas. To ascert;i in
' rates and full information, address���
t' Robert Irving, Manager.
S. Campbell, Kaslo, B. u
I    Freight and Ticket Agt.,  Sandon.
m\ THE'PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, 'DECEMREil 28,   1800.
lit     ���    ii    '
r v  .     i    ���   i ���
The Largest Stock ever shown in Si
.',-'. .������" -���
$1,500 worm
Great Bargains
1    r'
Fine decorated China �� 4     BJ/\
(Hips and Saucers ^ | #^\J
a dozen.
China Plates to match....   <�� J   CjQ
a du/.en
White China (t  I     AA
Cups and Saucers ^h  I      I II I
a dozen.
White China Plates.
a dozen.
Glass Butter Dish, Spoon
Holder, Sugar Bowl*
and Cream Pitcher,
large size
Lai'ffe Glass Water Pitcher
with six glasses...;...
Only 75
Tdvs of all kinds and Dolls of all sizes, below
Cost This Week.
*f��t yet hurt the dark years touched h��r
With tha edge of their clinging shade.
She has grown like a flower in the sunlight,
This slender slip of a maid,
Who stands in the wing of her mother
And smiles as we greet her, dear
mm the bud half blown, aa the dawning ray,
Oar pride in this latest year.
We wish her joys unnumbered,
We hope for her all things bright,
That only the beat may reach her
And neyer the worst affright;
That her own may swiftly find her
And her Ufa be brimmed with cheer
Aa she stands to face her future
In tbe mora x>f this latest yew.
Bat only One above us
May oast the horoscope
Of this sweet daughter waiting
For the doors of fate to ope.
Her steps may lead through deserts.
Through pathways steep and drear
Or over desolate mountains,
Through many a lonesome year.
Tat as we watch her standing.
Pure as a vestal's dream,
Eer eyen are as an angel's,
And we may safely deem
The sweet maid sure of finding
A life of bliss and cheer.
And wistfully we greet her,
Our pride, this latest year.
���Harper's Baaar.
������Ah, Love ia dead,"
She said;
"Flown through tha open drorl
Never more
While the sad winds blow
And the sad brooks flow
Shall there be
For me
The old, sweet, happy thrill.
Joy has fled,
And the world is dark and still.
For Love is dead I"
She heard a sigh, ^_
Sweet and low 1
Her heart beat high,
She forgot her woe, ,
And the glad wind blew,
And the sun burst through
The clouds o'erhead.
The darkness fled,
And then
She looked with Joy
On the laughing boy,
For Love had come to life again!
���8. E. Kiser in Cleveland Leader.
Col. Bob Ingersoll was in the highest
sense a patriot. Whenever his great
intellect and the marvelous eloquence
of his words could benefit and help the
cause of liberty, both were quickly and
cheerfully given. One of his most cele
brated flights of oratory is known far
and wide as the "Vision of War." It
was part of an oration delivered before
the veteran soldiers at Indianapolis in
1876, and so beautiful and tender is it,
that the United States government has
had it reproduced in heroic size at Arlington cemetery, Washington. It
"The past rises before me Uke a
dream.   Again  we are  in the great
struggle for national life.   We hear the
sounds of  preparation���the music  of
boisterous drums���the silver voices of
heroic bugles.   We see thousands  of
assemblages, and hear the appeals of
orators.   We see the pale cheeks of
women, and the flushed faces of men;
tnd in those assemblages we see all the
lead whose dust we have covered with
(lowers.   We lose sight of them  no
more.   We are with them when they
���nlist in the grand army of freedom.
We see them part with those they love.
^ome are walking for the last time in
|diet, woody places with the maidens
hey adflre.   We ihear the whisperings
mil the sweet vows of eternal love as
hey lingeringlv part forever.   Others
ire bending over cradles, kissing babes
that are asleep. Some are receiving the
blessings of old men. Some are parting
with mothers who hold them and press
them to their hearts, again and again,
and say nothing. Kisses and tears,
tears and kisses���divine mingling of
agony and love! And some are talking
with wives,and endeavoring with brave
words, spoken in the old tones, to drive
from their hearts the awful fear. We
see them part. We see the wife standing in the door with the babe in her
arms���standing in the sunlight sobbing.
At the turn of the road a hand waves-
she answers by holding high in her loving arms, the child. He is gone, and
"We see them all as they march
proudly away under the flaunting flags,
keeping time to the grand, wild music
of war, marching down the streets of
the great cities���through the towns and
across the prairies���down to the fields
of glory���to do and to die for the eternal right..
"We go with them, one and all. We
are by their sides on the gory fields���in
all the hospitals of pain���on all the
weary marches. We stand guard with
them iu the wild storm and under the
quiet stars. We are with them in ravines running with blood���in the furrows of old fields. We are with them
between contending hosts, unable to
move, wild with thirst, the life ebbing
slowly away among the withered leaves.
We see them pierced by balls and torn
with shells, in the trenches, by forts,
and in the whirlwind of the charge,
where men become iron, with nerves of
steel. >
"We are with them in the prisons of
hatred and famine, but human speech
can never tell what they endured.
"We are at home when news comes
that they are dead. We see the maiden
in the shadow of her first sorrow. We
see the silvered hair of the old man
bowed with the last grief.
"The past rises before us, and we see
four millions of human beings governed
by the lash���we see them bound hand
and foot���we hear the strokes of cruel
whips���we see the hounds tracking women through tangled swamps We see
babes sold from the breasts of mothers.
Cruelty unspeakable!   Outrage infinite!
"Four million bodies in chains���four
million souls in fetters. All the sacred
relations of wife, mother, father and
child trampled beneath the brutal feet
of might. And all this was done under
our own beautiful banner of the free.
"The past rises before us. We hear
the roar and the shriek of bursting
shell. The broken fetters fall. These
heroes died. We look. Instead of
slaves we see men,women and children.
The wand of progress touches the auction-block, the slave-pen, the whippingpost, and we see homes, and firesides,
and schoolhouses and books, and where
ail was want and crime and cruelty and
fear, we see faces of the free.
"These heroes are dead. They died
for liberty���they died for us. They are
at rest. They sleep in the land they
made free,under the flag they rendered
stainless, under the solemn pines, the
sad hemlocks the tearful willows, and
the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or storm, each in
the windowless palace of Rest Earth
may run red with other wars���they are
. at peace.   In the midst of battle, in the
roar of conflict, they found the serenity
of death. I have one sentiment for
soldiers, living and dead: Cheers for
the living, tears for the dead."
The information which comes from
the Yukon is decidedly interesting. The
mounted police took a census of one
part of the Yukon and found the population to be 5,000. Of these only 600
were Canadians. The balance were
Americans and foreigners.
The royalty collected was $750,000.
As the royalty was ten per cent, and
the police were very watchful in collecting the royalty, it would appear
that the output of gold was $7,500,000
But mines yielding less than $5,000 are
exempt from royalty, and, of course,
some of the output escaped the notice
of the police, so the total output may be
placed at $10,000,000.
There are so few Canadians in the
Yukon that it is extremely difficult to
get a jury of Canadian citizens.
The expense of government in the
Yukon amounts to considerably more
than $1,000,000 a year. That expense
has to be borne by Canada, less the
amount of royalty, or$750,000. Ontario
pays about five-eights of the whole taxation of Canada.   Therefore, in rough
numbers, Ontario has to pay $300,000 a
year to enable a large "number of
Americana and a few Canadians to take
out ten million dollars in gold, the
taking out costing at least nine millions.
Will the people of Canada kindly excuse this journal when it remarks that
would hail with delight the news that
the Alaska Boundary Commission had
fixed the line in such a manner that it
took the Klondike and Yukon out of
the Dominion and placed them in
the United Sta 1-s. The Klondike has
been a curse to Canada and is so still.
���Bobcaygeon Independent.
A Big Suit.
The difficulties which the War Eagle,
at Rossland, has had in the construction
and maintenance of an electrical hoist
and compressor, have ended in the
company entering three suits and
claiming over $310,000 damages. Writs
have been issued against the Canadian
General Electric Co. for $119,701.33. the
James Cooper Co. for $110,198, and the
West Kootenav Power & Light Co. for
$75,000. J	
The big chute of ore uncovered on the
Fidelity ground some months ago has
been opened up by a tunnel driven from
the B >sun ground. The face of the tunnel is said to be all in ore.
Hunter Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries, Dry Goods,
We carry the best lines that money can buy, and,  baying in large quantities, save you the extra profit,
Sandon       Rossland        Greenwood       Grand Forks .
lht TAM111AK
Definition of a Wild Cat.
First���Three stakes claiming a
portion of the earth.
2nd���A hole in the ground containing chlorides of assessments, with
streaks of expectations, blasted
hopes and the owner a liar,
���>../!    On nit-.i I i</urii-��ti    ill-   iS'
.'h-d-Oapitalization at WOOJ.OOOlc'olummT n^i',,,',:,",,'i" ���   as  amm
and an elegant prospectus. ' mo 1    ),', o       "i ? ^'ihmH minIatef
.lth.-Ma.fia,ii��g directors  who do SCnW**^V^W'** W
not know ore from country rock, or a ���� hi, nlSvt     !'' "?"ouUl lik^ *
 i ; ., ��� ���i,..ft k,^ .... 8Pr PlDQ get the portfolio.
tunnel from a shaft, but are experts
in assaying \>-Miniiin'e, Potrimerv,
Crreno and several other things, in-
eluding Blackjack, which is Borne-
times fouud in the hole in the
5th��� Developuieut-a column or
two write up of the progress of the
company.    Banquets,.jags, etc.
'.'th���Several more write ups, jags,
increased assessments which call for
an investigation, assay ing: as follows:
50 per cent suckers.
10 per cent bopzerino,
20 per cent sssesament,
20 per cent chlorides of troubles,
lawyers' lees, etc.
The liulu iii the ground lias caved
in and lire "wild cat Is'dead.
flie loss occasioned "ii both sides of
the Atlantic by the diversion id'cap
ital in the form of steamships f.'oni
productive to iuirtiprodiu'tive uses
r-erves toemphasize the limited extent
i f the wealth in existence at any
time All the wealth of the world
lias been estimated as equal to a few
year's production. The wealth is
jaken fi-oin nature's storehouse by
human labor, used to satisfy human
desires and returned to the ureal
storehouse again i>\ pn cessol nature.
The quantity pn.duc.od in a lew
\'ais eduals that in existence at anv
time. The aVebige Wealth of lillild-
iiiiTs is less than half a i-eiitnrv .
I'lotltlng lasts for one or two years.
Fund im duels last a \ear or less,
.mil there are i.ianv forms of wealth
i-veii more transient. The great
.u'Ciiinulatioiis in the hands of a lew
people are often regarded a> a cause
"I "ppressioii, injurs and distress,
huuhe iniportauce ot such acciiniula
ii"ns is urVUlly exaggerated. The
ite.nl evil consists in tin- continuous
sippunprialioli and u>e of the daily
products of labor without making
'i 'equate returns to the pnducers.
If a ureal accumulation of wealth
"liil not allord opportunities tor taking
h'i in the daily product without ivn-
���liTmghn equally valuable service
in leturil, tee wealth o| the million-
'lire would In- a lieuelit to the public
;|* well ,-is, j,,, hiniself.
0 rtitiente of l:npro��' omenta;
SitUHte in Hie Slocan Mini' i I n i.-i<>i> <>f \VhsI
Koiitemiy Ui itriot. '.. iieru located : Oi
the North slope ��.r tin' So .tli Pork u   Car-
|H 111 tor Clerk.   Illiove thu TOWll   of Cody
Puke Nn'icc i hut t j. H limy, acting ii ���
''-'"l" ftn Mr. L H.- .ii.. Free Minor'- Certf
ll'1"" N<��� ;ii.!..;.a: Kl Becker, F M. C No
'-'lli:i- ���l-Uni C.liiwoll. F M.C N.i tS'cjtfl V \
IJ''V..r,.nN,k. MA'..X.i..',:wiia : fj I.. Preston;
V M C No n,;i!'l\: (i T Stun.'. P M C No.
UM155\ *ind .1. ii. Gray. P Ml' .\<>.-':tii.">.v. int.'ml
*W-.Vtiny* from ate In���!�������.��� I', to apply '" 'l"'
MiniiiK II.' son!' r for h Certificate of Improve.
Jjentjj, for t.b< pnupp^p ol ol.tainiim a Crtiwfi
rmn1 "I''In HbovC claim.
^ Al||l liirihcr take notice that action under/
s,M'''"ii B7, mtwt be commenced before the
Mbaiiuu of such Certificate of [mproveinonts
"'"'"i tbia twe ��� ty-flntl day of December l��*'.
.1. II. GBA)
���eac ed  bv W*1*"   h��8   h���"
Who  Dosted ;' '"T  wperintendent
'Te-.s    H a    |,1;lCaixl    '^aclin- :
lease  do not tumble   down   the
fo.TVUnTi;ihll",e, JS   ,)00lnin-    BdStbck
to.Minister of-Interior.     As  British
~A>~   "���   ��* ���n-i\.--(viv��iv(v(v��t\> <\><^t^<^<K><^&^7&(&\
| Now is Your Time Jf
1\) make your selection of Christmas Presents before the W
rush begins Now the assortment is most complete. ^
Our Lines in
| Solid Gold Jewellery,
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Minim,' Division of
W'i'.i Kootenav District. Where located '���
On the South Pork of Carpenter Greek.
Take Notice thai 1. A. II. Docksten.ler.
adting as agent for BiggerAta'lrWibj6n,Free
Miner's Certificate No .i."..'7(ia. Jame'a Albert
Lindsay. Free Miner'a Certificate NoJ. 65503;
11. t: Riblet,Special Free Mimu-'s Qertificatfa
No. 7U1, and John Oock^teader, Free Minei's
Certificate No. 1)1.1 til intend si\ty day.-, from
date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
lor a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of.obtain ing a Crown grant of the
above claims,
Ami further take notice that action, under
section ;jt.  must   be commenced  before the
issuance of such Certilioate of Improvements.
Dated this ajthtlayof NoVembfer, 189H.
[Western Fe leitOion of Miners]
Meets every Saturday Evening at  8 o'clock
in Miiii i .' fnion Mall.
I're,. Cl-.i.. s.mi hi.
Vice-I res, HoWAHn TllOMi BON.
Fin Sec, \v. L. Haoi.kk. i ,
^ VVllM     VJV/1U     OVVVtlltl J, Xjg
^ Watches,   Rigiis,   Sterling;  Silver   Novelties, Cut   (Jlass ^fc
7&b -          Ware and Electro Plate are very attractive, and we sell ~xi
a^, as low'as we can guarantee the best quality of jypoods. I??
^ Engraving Free on all Goods Purchased            mm ^L
Jeweller and Optician.
I Follioit & McMiSIan. 1
Contractors and Builders.
 I Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
^L ****0*0000*t L
H-7 Sash,   Doors,  Blinds, etc., Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices. ^K
7fc Mine and Dimension Timber always in Stock.     Plans, Estimates and ^
^ Specifications furnished for all Classes of Building. ^
*   RAILROAD AVE.   -   -   .   .   SANDON,   *
Snliscri! ers,   11.00    ih>t    montli
'tixate  Patients i i.Of I per/lay.ex-
ni.ive ol expense of phyaiciau or
i.r_-. .111 i.ml drags.
.1  D M.I. \i .un. ix. Pre��i lent.
VV. I.  IIa..i,kii. Secretary.
I H    VV.   E   il"M)i. Attendant  Physician.
Mi-^ s \l  fiii<in i.m. Matron.
OrantCox, Wm Donahok, J. V. Mahtix.
Wm (luii'.ur aud P. H. Mt'Klllv, Management t loniinit tie.
A. I\ tV A. M.
Ki'irular Oomiininication of ALTA
I.ODiiK, []. I)., held liisli Thursday
in each Monrli; in Masonic Hall.
Sandon, at 8 p. m. Sojourning brethern cordially invited.
w. H. Lilly,
Headquurtars for Miners.
Well st.i.'ked bar in connection.
First c'a-is aeeonimoilatioiis.   Hoard by tlit-
lay or week.
L. L. B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notar     i lie. Lie.
j The Direct Route From
To   All   Points
First Clas Sleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Ifat
Daily for St.  Paul.   Sundays and
Wednesdays for TORONTO,
Fridays foi Montreal and Huston.   Same cars pass Revelstoke
one day earlier.
B. C.
Lv. sandon Ait.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Adv it is o in the Paystreak.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
B. C.
K>talilisli��'d 1806.
Slocan Mines.
Milling Stocks boaght and Sold. General
Agent for sioean Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Daily to Points Reached via.
Daily except Sunday to Points
reached via Rosebery and Slocan Citv.
Tickets Issued   Through   and Baggage   Checked  to   Destination.
Agent, Sandon.
A. G. P. Agt., Trav. Pass. Agt.
Vancouver, Nelson.
He sure   that your   tic ket   reads  via the
NHMsWOTrWtfUiMPinffnK>f The Paystreak
A Snap Shot
In spite of the quiet times, the
"Ola Time Grocery Firm" of
Is kept busy in selling and shipping goods.
Fine Groceries by the carload arriving and more on the way. Fine
fresh Vegetables of all kinds. Fresh cooking and eating apples from
Ontario and Washington orchards. Car of Hams and Bacon just in, all
of Swift & Co.'s tamed brands. Other toothsome delicacies on the shelves
and arriving.      Step in see for yourself.
Coal Heaters
%%��!" Cole's Hot Blast Heater.
Our claims for  this  Heater are that it ia adapted to anv kind of coal,
���   CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE.  or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds
equally well.   Kindly call and inspect our lines.
H. BYERS & Co.
I haoe added to my regular stock the finest
line of FANCY GOODS that has eoer been
exhibited in Sandon. Ladies and Gentlemen's TRAVELLING CASES in Fancy Leather
Cooers. MIRRORS of the Most Stylish and
Latest Designs. The oery Newest in NOTE
Just received from Toronto a Large assortment
of Beautiful  Engagement and Wedding Rings.
A full line of Deuber-Hampden, and Waltham Watchs
always in Stock. Every timepiece Guaranteed to be
Exactly as Represented.
Geo. B. Knotoles, Watchmaker
JReco Laundry West E&> Avenue.
Down Town Office - McHartin's Barber Shop
A. D. MACKENZIE,   -   -   -   -   Proprietor.
Another Good Strike on the Banner
Property of the Lardo.
The lower tunnel on  the Nettie L
has struck the footwall of the No. 2
lead and has exposed a nice showing
of galena and grey copper, identical
with that exposed in the upper work
ings.   Stoping is going on in  both
drifts in the upper workings, and ore
is being rawhided down the hill to
the new ore house at the foot of the
hill, which is a building 20 x KO feet.
Sheds and a blacksmith shop 40 x 20
have been completed at the mouth of
the lower tunnel.   There are 20 men
woiking in   the   mine  at   present,
which number will  be increased to
50 by  New Year.     A contract  has
been let to continue the south drift in
the upper workings 500 feet  in the
direction of the newly acquired Aj<ix
claim, the boundary line of which is
only 180 from the end of the drift at
present.   Upraises will be made as
the drift is run along, so that   the
work will pay for itself.
Steve Bailey is building a $300,000
hotel in Seattle, He has purchased
three lots for a site at $60,000.
There is ereat activity in P. Burns
& Co.'scold storage at Calgary to
supply ihe Christinas trade of B. C,
Literally thousands of steers, pigs
and sheep pass into the pens alive
and come out dressed meat, keeping
a force of over 50 men hustling. Incidentally it may be mentioned that.
Mr. Burns is building a residence in
Calgary with 100 feet frontage in the
old English castle style, ot which
Mr. Rattenbury, the designer of the
Victoria legislative buildings, is the
���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
a pa re joes, s eighs or wagons.
Reply to
P. O. Box 765, Vancouver.
Laboring Men Attention.
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, hnd
you are requested to stay away. You
will be duly notified when matters
arc adjusted.
Executive Committee,
Sandon Miners' Union.
Cigars, Tobaccos, Pipes,
Smokers' Sundries.
Cards and Chips.
Christmas Presents
Fine Leather Travelling Cases lor
Gentlemen aud ladies.
(Milturv Brush Sets)
Everything New,
No Shoddy
At the Very Lowest Prices. Call
and Examine Them. I know 1
Can Please You.
I am giving away three
Beautiful Prizes : Gentleman's Smoking Set, Lady's
Comb Bisk Mirror and
Brush, Girls Work Box.
Each Cash Purchase of
One Dollar Entitles th��
Purchaser to a Ticket on
These Presents.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.


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