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The Paystreak Mar 25, 1899

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SANDON, MARCH   25 1899.
Fred Moffat, ot Che Rossland Miner.
ih in town.
Dsn Bongard ia in town. lie will
levelop tbe Santiago.
Dan McLachlan  was In Nakusp
this week, a town without a curling
On and after the 16th of April the
[barber shops ol Sandon will be closed
{on Sunday.
It is reported that Ssndou io to
[have two more cigar store-} and an-
lot her saloon.
K. J. Hamilton, the Nakusp drum
[mer, was around town looking  up
f business Thursday.
Gus. Dunn was in town yesterday.
[Gus is one of the most genial drum
liners on tha road.
S. A. Mighton has closed  up business irr Bandon and is  moving his
I ��.<jck to Greenwood.
Greater New York intends to celebrate  the  Queen's   Birthday.   Ml
ve ion will also celebrate the 24th.
The inspector of weights and measures spent a couple of days in San-
d m this week rectifying weights that
mi-re found wanting.
hud Fitzgerald, late of Fitzgerald
A Dav. will leave next we * lor the
Boundary country whe u ho will
. ugage in business.
Dr. Miltoy returned Puesdsy from
a three months' sojourn in Toronto
and is again doing business in the
<p|il stand in Virginia block.
Manager Haines of the Bank of
B. 0. has gone to Nelson where he
will be accountant in that branch.
T. B. May. of Victoria, will be manager here irr future.
F. J. Donaldson returned Wednesday from Pendleton, Ore., where he
has been spending a lew weeks visiting friends.    Mrs. Donaldson  is con
tinuing her visit until spring.
Mrs. Yates', whose kindergarten
hmt met with such success iu Sandon,
.i* out with invitations tor Thursday
afternoon when she will give illustrations of the methods employed in
instructing ber juvenile pupils.
Adjuntant Langtry, ol the Spokane
Salvation Army will give a lecture
in Sandon Thurslav evening on the
Rescue Home of that organization.
The lecturer hss been saving souls
for thirteen years and promise* to
relate some interesting experiences
she has had while j lunn-ying along
the blazed '.rail to paradise,
The Payne shipped 470 tons of ore
I this week.
The Tom Moore, near the Antoine
[is to be developed this spring.
The Monitor mine shipped another
[three care  to  England   this   week.
The ore.ruiis .'KJ per cent zinc.
It is stated that Boston capitalists
have put up #100,000 for the Arlington on Springer creek. Thie should
jrcvive hope in Slocan City.
The Noble Five is waiting for
water to start the concentrator. The
bins and pockets are all lull and a
two weeks run will be required to
handle the ore.
As toon as the water begins to run
the Star will put on 60 more men.
The mine is looking excellent after
the winter's work and a heavy shipping season will follow.
The Province of the 21st: Messrs.
G. A. Woods, general manager of tbe
Last Chance, J. L. Milburn, general
manager of the Qeen Bess; and B. J.
Perry, general manager ot the Noble
Five, representing the mine owners of
the district of Sandon, are in Victoria
and will interview members of the
government today in regard to the
mining interests of their section of
the province.
being treated as an out-of-door patient with an injured foot.
Archie McDougald Is recovering
rapidly from his serious spell of penu-
Pat Fitzgerald, the appendicetis
patient, was discharged this week in
good, health.
Several new hospital beds and
other furniture aiid appliances especially adapted for use in such an
institution were put in this week and
the equipment of the hospital is now
all but complete. The matron wishes
to thank the ladies who donated suitable presents such as dressing gowns,
etc., and states that such favors are
always acceptable.
The Season to Close With  a Grand
Ball.   The in Turn.
The Sandon curling season, which
has been the most brilliant one in
the history of the game in America,
will be brought to a close on Easter
Monday evening by a grand ball in
Virginia Hall in which all are invited to participate.
The tickets witl be *3, and as this
is the flrst time in the club's history
when any financial consideration has
been attendant upon tbeir events it
will no doubt be considered in place.
The following are the committees,
any of whom will release a ticket
on the advancement of the specified
Committee of Management:
Messrs. 11. H. Pitts, I. Crawford,
W. llood, W. Wilson, Thos. Brown,
D. J   McLtichlan.
���Commit!se of Refreshments:
Mosdames. A. Crawford, H. H.
Pitts, I Crawford, W. Wilson, R.
Ticket Committee j
Misses. Crawford, Cliffe, Bomburg,
Rawlins, V.ill.mee.
Get a pasteboard before they are
all gone, and lake the in turn early
in the evening.
A friendly game between a Kislo
rink consisting of Messrs. Green,
McKinnon, Buchanan and Waugh,
and Messrs. Crawford, McKachlsn,
Grimmett and Hood was played in
tlip- rink on Tuesday. Fourteen
ends were played and the Kasloites
were victorious by a score of 14 to 6.
The married men beat the bachelors of the city twiee this week, on
Tires lay and Thursday evenings.
The married and single ladies will
plav on Monday evening, 27th Inst.
As this will probably be the last
game of the season it will not be
won without a struggle.
Ernest Smith, who was brought
down from the R. E. Lee on Wednesday, is seriously ill ot intestinal
obstruction and peritonitis, aud fears
are entertained that he. will not recovery.
Sorun Isaacson,  from the Star -.
Decision off Justice Iroing Sustained
in the Pull Court
A New Partq Wanted.
Tbe Nelson Tribune says: "There
are jioliticians in Kootenay who believe that if the Conservatives would
The case of Spencer vs. Harris, an
appeal from the decision of Justice
Irving given at Nelson on December
5th, when he handed down a written
judgment lor the defendant, was
heard in the Full Court in Vancouver on Monday last, March 20th.
Mr. R. Cassidy appeared for the
appellant and the Hon. J. Martin for
the respondent.
Plaintiff, George Mathias Spencer,
wished to have a certain lease, dated
I January, 1896, and made by and be-
j tween the plaintiff, as lessee, and the
defendant, as lessor, in reference to
j certain land situate on Reco steeet,
; set aside and rectified.   Further he
come out in favor of a Canadian claimed for the recovery of all mon-
mint, Canadian smelting of Canadian' eys paid to the defendant under tbe
ores, an export duty on logs and i lease and for an injunction restrain -
wood-pulp that would be prohibitive. {ing tbe defendant from taking any
government ownership of all rail- proceedings by distress under the
ways, and no free list for manufac* lease.
rured produets.tuat they would sweep \ The plaintiffs claim was made out
the country at the next electiou,'' j on tbe following grounds: In 1895 he
'This is nearly but not quite the 1 leased certain land in Sandon, West
creed of the soap box reformers who (Kootenay from one, M. H. McJKelvy.
threaten to organize a new political; He erected buildings thereon and
party in Sandon whose doctrines are j dwelt on the premises sincei In
to spread  rike  a   prairie  fire and'January, 1896,  the defendant ap-
sweep tlie country at the next election.
The Sandon reformers declare for
absolute free trade with all who will
trade with them, free land, single
tax, a collective ownership of all
franchises, and a system of assessment similar to that of New Zealand,
by   which   the   government would
peared on tbe scene and claimed
rent, whereupon the plaintiff, under
the belief that defendant held the
! title to land, entered into a three
! years' agreement to rent the said
Plaintiff now alleges that the de-
i fendant was not the owner nor was
i he entitled to collect any rent, his
have the option ot purchasing vacant I only title being by virtue of a Crown
land at the owner's' valuation or col
lecting taxi's with that valuation as
an assessment
Party politics have cost Canada
more, for future generations, than
all the wars since Ctesars time have
cost the down-trodden nations ot
Europe. It is time tor honest politics
in this fair Dominion, and a policy
would conserve the country's national
grant to a certain mineral claim
called "Loudon," situate on the land *,
the Crown grant being dated October
5th, 1895, ^nd issued to the defendant
and one Gilbert Malcolm Sproat. It
described the land as Lot 727, Group
1, District of Kootenay, The plaintiff asked that the said lease be cancelled and for the return of all sums
paid under it, by him, to the defend-
resources to tbe people would surely fnd'au<_^ra" -njooction restrain
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find popular favor. If there is one
honest man in Canadian politics who
has a lick of sense he should come
forward aud declare for such
A Game Wanted.
Nelson base ball enthusiasts are
anxious to get up an amateur league
consisting of Sandon. Kaslo, North-
port, New Denver. It Is proposed to
hold games periodically n each of
the towns and give a trophy for the
winners. Sandon is asked for a
came to be played in New Denver or
Kaslo on the 24th of May.
Neil Macdonald was presented with
a bouncing baby boy on the 17th of
The kenetiscope entertainment in
Virginia hall last night attracted a
large audience, who were well pleas*
ed with the programme.
ing the defendant from taking any
proceedings by distress under lease,
also tor costs.'
The defendant, on his part, alleged
than it McKelvy gave possession to
the plaintiff he* did so unlawfully.
He admitted the lease made by him
self with plaintiff and claims that he.
himself, was and is owner of the land
in fee simple and further claims that
he is entitled to the surface rights of
tbe lot. Defendant also entered a
counter claim for $150 rent, and interest until payment, or judgement.
Mr. Cassidy based his arguments
mainly upon the fact that the Crown
grant was for a mineral claim and
therefore the defendant had no sur*
face right to the land but only to the
Mr. Justice Drake said that a man
could hold no better title than a
Crown grant.
The Full Court dismissed the appeal without calling upon the Hon.
J. Martin to argue nis case. The paystreak.
Manipulated bu Speculators���Values
Badly Inflated.
The phenomenal advance in the
copper market during the last few
months is attracting general attention, just as the rise in wheat a year
ago excited universal Interest, and it
is worthy of comment that the saro��
class of speculators are engaged in
the manipulation of the copper market as were interested in the grain
deals. Moreover, the causes which
have produced the remarkable activity in both cases are strikingly similar, and the conditions precluding
the successful continuation indefinitely of the operations now being
conducted on such a gigantic scale
will be found the same that ir ter
rupted the course of the daring operators who created havoc with the
wheat market.
An unusual demand for copper
was created by the expansion ot the
electrical industries and other applications to which the metal entered.
This of itself would have greatly
influenced the market, but the prevailing craze for trusts and combinations and corners at the time led
manipulators of industrial securities
to invade the field with a view of
commanding the market. These
operations soon became generally
known, and tbe result was au advance in values all along th** line.
Tire importance of the movement
was exaggerated bv the public, and
there was a general rush tor copper
pjecuritlea of any and all descriptions.
Old mines which had been shut down
for years were re-opened and their
securities floated, new properties
were exploited, development companies were formed and every
means known to the stuck manipula
tor was resorted to for the purpose
of producing additional paper for the
speculating public. As a result it is
estimated by conservative experts
that the market, quotations for copper securities traded in at the present
time represent an advance of at least
75 per cent, upon the highest possible
figure that could be secured lor all
the properties of this class under the
most favorable conditions in actual
commercial operations. The ulti
mate result of such inflation of tbe
value of Industrial securities must
react upon the industry generally.
The government records go back
to 1882. when the total production
in United States was 40,467 long tons.
Io 15 years the capacity of the country's mint's has been increased to
220,571 long tons, the record of 18:17.
Tbe official statistics of 1898 have not
yet been published. Although the
government has been collecting stat
istics in this field for only 15 years,
the United States has been numbered among the copper-producing countries since 1845, when the output of
all the mines was 100 tons. The industry in United States may be said
to have been founded or established
in that year. It has been growing
ever since, and all the Old World
manufacturing countries depend upon
America tor their supply. The best
statistics available show that the
world's production ot copper in 1897
was 399,247 long tons, of which
North America contributed 239,679,
.Europe 88,828, South America 25,
300, Asia 23,000, Australia 15,000
and Africa 7,440. Since 1889 the
world's production has increased by
139,410 long tons,   of   which tbe
United States haa added 119,005, or
more than the entiere European output. The value of copper exported
from the United States, principally
to supply the European market, Is
stated officiallv in the government
report for 1897 to have been 132,755, ���
053. With the opening up of so
many new mines and the introduction of improved methods in mining,
the copper production tor 1899 will
probably febow a greater increase
| rhan any thus far recorded. ���Chicago
An Estimate of What Could be Done
With Railtcay Facilities.
[Trout Laka Topic.)
To get an idea what the district
could produce, presuming that tlie
various developed prospects were to
tui _ io and ship their ore which
wrll be the case only when a railway
is running through the valley���the
following is a conservative estimate:
Broadview, with a large showing
and extensively developed, bus at
present 800 tons of ore ou the dump,
Wides the various workings on tlie*
group. Then the True Fissure,
with a concentrator, could easily
turn ou* 50 tons per month. The
Great Northern at present has 200
tons of ore at the workings which
would easily, if the mine was vigorously worked; be ang)r*- ited by a
monthly output or st ieaa fifty tons.
Then Trout Lake's Jtoi.ner mine, the
Silver Cup. woekedat its full capacity, would prod nee 300 tons per
month. 'P s St. Elmo, when more
developed, e �� Id eisily account lor a
monthly i.utput of ten tons. The
Bhck Eagle would probably average
five rotia, the Bad bunt ten tons, the
Abb t when the ore body is encountered, at least twenty tons, the Beatrice I in) tons, and all the other
ciaimj an aggregate of 20 tons per
month, making a grand total per
annum, under present deVi iopmtit, of
7500 ton?. The estimate is not over
drawn for Trout Lake, as regards
trails and means of communication
from the 1* st properties, is in splendid condition. Of course a great
deal wonld depend on the method of
deve'ooment adopted at the various
mines. If the property is opened up
with a view to r nure sale, very little
ore '��evond that required to pay
working expenses would be shipped'.
On the other hand, if they are worked 'vim�� view to periodical dividends tbe total amount will be
greaiy increased. On the whole
the Letiraare is �� fair one and well
wit hi   ���:ie mark.
"We Lick the Wo.;J."
TiV Hon. the P. M. G. shouid instruct every postoftice to have a
damp whitewash Mush on hand -or
moisten in? those two-cent porui
plant is. When a man has the end
of one of those geographical sheets in
his mouth, ha might well exclaim,
"WePekthe world," and it is no
wonder that after lickit.ga vaster
empire than has been, the ordinary
mar 'eels as stuck up about the ning
as if his wife's cousin had just been
appointed pound-keeper.���Bobcayge*
on Independent
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The poet who wrote "The Beau* i-
ful 8m r" never saw a snowfall in
Sandon after it had been let alone
for about a week by the street cleaning department,
$ Letterheads,
M Envelopes,
9      Posters,
4? Placards,
% Labor Receipts.
||      Time Checks,
Etc., Etc,
Etc., Etc
fifTtr**^ THE PAVSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, MARCH 25,  1899.
Mr. Donald Kennedy, writing from 70
Gracechurch street to the Financial
News, says:
'���Sir,���Referring to vour interesting
interview with Mr. A. McMillan, of
Kossland, British Columbia. I am glad
to note that Mr. McMillan drew atte*��-
tippu "to the fact that the silver-lead
mines of the Slocan pay haudmtmelv
The general public nave an idea that
silver mining does not pay; whereas,
im a matter of fact, the silver-lead
mines of British Columbia, in several
instances, have paid extremely well. It
may surprise many of your readers to
hear that the greatest dividend-payer
of all the mines in British Columbia is
a silver-lead mine. The celebrated
Payne mine, situated near Sandon, in
theSlncan district, has paid more in
dividends than any mine iu the whole
ol tlie Province Even when silver
and lead were at their very lowest the
Payne paid larger monthly dividend*
rliMii even the great Le Roi mine The
profits for the month of November last
were I looyouo.
The assertion, so weird and desolate,
snd that bears with it thougbrs of a
grave in icy .unknown depths, thst Slocan
lak��* gives n't up its dead, will no longer
hold good. The first body of anyone
drowned in its waters has floated ashore
and been recovered, and tbe remains of
Jack Evans an* now at real in the silent
grave a 1 Nelson. Kvana. it will he remembered, wss a deckhand on the
steamer Slocan and on the night of Jan.
30th, while engaged about the fetal, he
walked overboard and was drowned.
No thought waa given to tlte -possibility
of ever recovering hi* hody. hut on Monday evening, It waa found floating near
die shore at Roseoery, and waa recovered by the boat officials snd taken to
Nelson Tuesday for lairial.
Kvans was a native of Maine. He was
a desolate spirit, and upon being rescued
i��y ��h��* deckhands when befell overboard
u|s��n another oc**asiou at Silverton some
w**k* prior to bis drowning, he cursed
his rescuer* and asfred. "Why in he
was not allowed to go."
'I his is the flrst body that has ever
ipeen recovered t oaa the lake. Though
long and persistent searches were made
for the bodies of other unfortunates who
lost their lives in ths icy water at various
times in the past seven years, they were
never seen again slier sinking below tlie
Mr. Hugh MeCutehson, collector of
customs at Nnkusp, was in Rossland the
other day no a business trip. When
seen by a Record representative he
stated thst s syndicate formed in Toronto
hss bought up the two hot water mineral
springs back of the town, and will put
up s ffiO.OOO sanitorium, with all modern
improvements and accommodations. 'I he
buildings will, when completed, make
quite a village in themselves, as beside
the main hotel and sanitorium buildings
there will be 12 separate cottages for
guests, also houses tor the official* of tbe
company, stable, etc. The location has
been selected directly back of tbe town
on the flat at the foot of the mountain,
and a driveway is now completed to it.
Tbe company will slso hsve an electric
power and light plant of sufficient capacity to furnish the city with electrit lights.
A lime quarrv is now being opened
within a few miles of town, to supply
lime to ths Trail smelter.
Nakusp is situated abour 80 mil��� from
tbe Canadian Pacific Railway main line,
and at tbe terminus of the Nakusp A
Hlocan Railway ou Arrow lake, where
two steamers connect daily with the rail*
road. There Is both a Winded custom*
snd inland revenue warehouse; there is
also a large wholesale grocery nrore. As
a summer and health resort it cannot lie
beaten.   Mountain trout are  in every
stream aod large and small game csn be
found any snd everywhere.   There is
Sod boating on the lake.   There Ss to
a grand ball on April 3rd, which will
be the social event of the season.
According: to late advices from -Juneau
the new stamp mills being. erected by
the Treadwell Mining Company on
Douglas Island haVe commenced grinding away at the low-grade ore that
yields many hundreds of thousands of
dollars every year. The number of
stamps added is 750 and the output of
the mine will be materially increased.
The Al-ki and City of Topoka have
been cat rying the roachinerv north for
the last three months The new mills
will mean the employment of a great
many more men.
In this connection it is interesting to
note that local and Seattle papers have
gone far astray in giving the credit of
the discovery of the famous Treadwell
mine to Peter E. DeVille, who claims to
hsve visited the Klondike in 1879.    *
The original discoverer snd locator of
the Treadwell miue was, it is said,
Peter Erussard, a Frenchman After
Erussard made the discovery he did
considerable work in stripping off a
portion of the surface, leaving exposed
a large quantity of quartz of such low
grade that he thought it was practically worthless, and at the same time
he discovered that he was not a citizen
of the United States and could not
hold the property This was in 1881 and
early in the next year John Treadwell
appeared on the scene and Erussard
offered to sell him the property. After
examining the ledge Mr. Treadwell
aiked him what he wanted for it and
was told thar as he was in need of a
suit of clothes and if he would buy
one for him he would turn the property over. Mr Treadwell gave him an
order for the clothes on Koekler A
James, and Erussard picked out a $85
suit and transferred the now famous
Treadwell mine.
Mr. Treadwell gave the property a
thorough prospecting and then went to
Han Francisco where he interested
Messrs. Frye, Freeborn and Hill, of
San Francisco, and Senator John Sherman, of Nevada. These men furnished
the monev with which to thorougly
prospect the property. A five-stamp
mill was erected and a tunnel started
Tbe quarts was run through the mill
but being of such low grade with a
five-stamp mill it would not pay. It
was, however, ascertained that instead
of being s vein of quartz it was a
mountain. Mr. Treadwell again visited
San Francisco and explained to his
partners the vaatuess of tho deposit
and that with 120 stamps the property
would pay hnndsoincdividends A 19V
stamp mill was purchased and Mr
Treadwell personally superintended its
erection and in August, 1885, the mill
was started and in 1890,180more stamps
were added, making it the largest mill
under one roof in the world. The mine
has made all of its owners millionaires
from an original investment of a 835
suit of clothes.
Peter Erussard. or "French Pete" as
he was commonlv known, remained
around .luneau until 1888,when he went
tn Seattle and opened a fish market
Since the sale of the mine Erussard has
been the recipient of many substantial
favors from Mr. John Treadwell.���
0�� ' r
The report is current that tbe London
and British Columbia Goldfields, Ltd.,
of London, Eng., through their agents
here, have taken over the Enterprise
mine, Ten Mile. Mr. Aylsrd, resident
msnsger of the Enterprise, is not at
liberty to give out sny information re-
garding tb�� deal and it is not definitely
known that the sale hss been msde, but
from indications it is safe to sssumethat
the Enterprise has or is shout to chsnge
hands, and that the London company
will take it over.
(A long way altar Kipling.)
An am there waa. and he took delight
(Even as yoa and I)
In sitting tar Into tha hoars of night.
Catting and dealing with all hie might,
A nd hating to quit at the morning light
(Even as you and I).
Oh, thii sleep we lout and tha heee we lost,
Aad the useleas cards we i
All in that simple and popular game,
Th��Lf*?���*/��� ���-feta* aad popular game,
Which there's ao need to aame for yoa.
Aniia there was, and be held a ���*p_r*
< Even as yon and I) *fo��� i
Of aces, and drew two more quite fair,
Then bet all he had with never a care,
But a -straight flush" broke him beyond repair.
(Even as yoa and 1).
Oh, the moans we made and Uie groans ire made
O er the pots that we ought to hW won,
All iu Out simple and popol_r game,
Tbst pent-man's game., the American game
Where you get a good run for your "mon."
SU1I the aas will play when he has the dough
(Even aa you and I).
And the chine will come and tbe rhipe wfll go;
It is %matter of utter indifference to
most people whether they trade at a
certain store or not. If the idea strikes
them right, they make a change, Advertising influences people to make a
change; causes them to be more particular, more exacting. It creates demand.
Hell my with a nod when they're coming slow,
���It's tine for my lock to change, you know"
(Even as yea and 1).
And It isn't the sin and It lent the tin
That makes ns all sure and ill;
ITs thinking of hands that sre ought to bave held.
The   falls,r and the "fonts"'^" ^^
__   ___        that at ought
have held.
And the 'flushes" we couldn't all.
���"Chamee." tn Boston Traveller
The business man's life is full of
crosses and temptations. He comes into
the world without his consent, goes ont
against his will, and the trip between
the two extremities exceedingly rocky.
Tbe rule of contraries is one of the important features of the trip. When he
Is little the big girls kiss him, and when
he is big the little girls kiss him. If he
raises a large family he is a chump, but
if he raises a small cheque he is a thief
and a fraud, and he is shunned Hke a
Chinaman with the seven-year itch. If
he is poor, he is a bad manager; if he is
rich, he's dishonest;   if he's   out of
Eolitics. yon cant tell where to place
Im, and he's no good to his country; if
he don't give for charity, he's a stingy
cuss and lives only for himself; if he
dies young, there was a great future
ahead of him: if he lives to an old age,
he has missed his calling. He is introduced to this world by a dector, and to
the next by the same process. The
road is rocky, bnt man likes to travel it.
There are 15 tons on tbe dump of the
Palmito taken from No. 2 tunnel.
Selling Out
at a Sacrifice
As I ant leaving Sandon
lam selling my large
stock of. .........
Clocks and
at the very lowest possible prices. I wish to
clear out the whole line.
This is tbe opportunity
to secure bargains. . . .
Being the only Scientific Optician in the
Slocan yon will see tbe
,, need of having yonr
eyes properly fitted with
glasses before my departure, which will be
very soon.
Jeweler and Optician,
To the Ladies of
Sandon and
* GREETING:��� We have on hand
about 400 pairs of Ladies' and Children's
shoes which we are to dispose of at a
sacrifice in order to make room in our
salesroom for new stock now on the road.
The stock includes a fine line of Tie,
Strap and Buckle Slippers In Tan and
Black Ladies' lace and button shoes-
latest styles.
Quilted Satin and Felt Slippers.
Children's Spring & High-heel shoes
A special line of Boys School Shoes.       ~-
E. R. ATHERTON CO., Ltd, jf]
[ post oppicb store. sandon. |Q[
x THE 1>AYST!!KAK, SANDON, |__^_-_L,-_^
The   Paystreak.
Is Issued-every Saturday in Sandon, tn the heart
ot tho greatest White Metal camp on earth.
Subscription     ��� .     .     StOOayear
Strictly in advance.
Address: Taa Paystrkak, Sandon, B.C.
SANDON. B.C.. MARCH 25, 1899
Since the stocking of the Payne
more attention has been paid to the
Slocan by eastern people. They are
commencing to realize that the Slocan
is the richest of all the rich camps ot
British Columbia. The ToronsO Globe
has the following reference to our
"There is no better method' of
judging of the progress of British Columbia Mining than in studying the
Slocan ore shipments. February's
shipments bring the total shipments
from Januarv 1 to March 1 up to
6,500 tons It this rate of shipment
is continued it will bring the output
lor the year up to a figure more than
double that of 1898, will add new im
portance to the silver lead producers
of the Slocan, and will do more to
stir up the already awakening capitalists to these if rest dividend-paying
properties than columns of carefullv-
prepared statistics on the merits of
the Slocan as a monev-'making dis
trict. In the year 1898 tbe total
amount of ore shipped from the Slocan
reached 17,000 tone. If the present
rate of shipment is maintained, and
there is hope that it will be, the out
Sot for 1899 will be in the neighbor
ood of 40,000of a value ef $5,000,000
The mines that were shipper, last
year are heavier shippers this year,
and in every case the promise is thst
the output from many, if not all of
them, will increase instead of diminish."
Americans are going to the Atlin
lake in large numbers confident that
the alien law will be repealed. Unless the law is-repealed it will retard
the progress of that camp. More
money is always expended in ��
placer camp than is taken ont of it
hence the advisability of allowing all
tlie world a chance to invest. The
Tanks have alwavs played the cinch
wfien they held it against the
Canucks, bat they are beginning to
be more civilized of late, and we
should endeavor to cultivate in them
a spirit of neighborly feeling.
partial to legislation that will decrease
their earning capacity. For the In
terest of the district it Is to be hoped
that the matter will be adjusted in a
manner satisfactory to labor and capital.
In the great stores ot Toronto are
hundreds of girls working for wages
so small that it is surprising to find
any of them decent Yet people all
over Canada will patronize such Institutions never thinking when they
are saving a few cents that it could
not be done it proper wages were
paid the slaves of these merchant
Job Martin must be s bsd roan
judging from the fact that he was
recently blackballed by the Badminton Club in Victoria, if he is not bad
he must bo so bright that some of the
lending lights of the Club did not
wish his brilliancy to shine around
them.   It might make them nervous.
are arraved rhe two leading official'
Uie big railway, and ou *���<**���*;
For 18 hours work 45 cents is paid
in the sweat shops of New York. Sti!!
the churches of that city are collecting money to help the heathen, while
it is 34 years since black slaves were
freed in the United Srates. "lie
white slaves are still in bondage.
Smallpox is epidemic In many
parts of the United States. The
Yanks should put a tariff on It and
drive it out of the country.
On the 27th of last month it became
unlawful to work longer than eight
hoars out of the 24 in the metal mines
of British CeJarabla. This law does
not make tbe same difference in $3
camps that it does jn tbe Slocan. The
Slomn mines have always paid 93.50
fur 10 hoars work and there has been
no trouble. If the law IS enforced in
the Slocan it will probably cause
Wages to be gauged accordingly.
This Is not desirable, and rather than
have it occur We believe ftiost of the
miners would prefer the old time shift
and the $8.50. Most of them are In
the bills to make money and are not
Fernie is full of dives in which
liquor is retailed without a licence.
Fernie Is not the only place in B. C.
afflicted with this complaint.
Some think that if people slejrt more
'hey would reach the age of 9DGL
There should be plenty oi old people
in Victoria.
officials of
the two charter mongers, who have
tacnred charter after charter for he
Crmer. As a result of rhe JPkWiMhj
scheme for another !����"��!��"*��
railwar, to be a great rival of the Canadian PadBc, has been born
The W��te which Iras been marked our
for the proved railway Hub.Isbriefly
an follows.   Beginning at Port Arthur
thin- propose to build a railway lo Win*
nit*cg. ami from  Wrnnl|��*_. via It lad
���torn and along the liauphm rm\o\or
the old Mackeiuie survey, and through
tin* Rocky monntaiiis IO the coast. i��y
the Velio., bead pass   Messrs Mackeiuie
���   Mann   are  al��>   reported   to   have
bought Hugh Sutherland's charier for a
road from Winnipeg to Hudson hay
Thi-- mad include* western connexions
bevond   Manitoba     PiacUcally.  then
Mr. Macknnsie* sch *me is (or a railway
from Port Arthur t��> the lVi��kcfia*��t.via
Winnipeg, Uke DaupUu and rhe \ el
lowhead i��aa*. going t<> the mirth A UW
preaenl r.P.K. ilBB, and ai** through a
countrv which is said to curtain better
imd arid which will afford a better traffic
than that which U tributary to the l an
adiau PacMk (Uilway
lli��- Toronto W-wid and other nanen
eo-taia article* *���� ��pp|��H of the Idea j
that snob a quarrel a* the one above
outlined has sr Wall* taken place,    rhe
World bases its *mpf*o**lton mainly upon I
llii* action of rh"   l..*gtdature   d  Has,
Province in throwing nut the contract j
Of Mnckciisie A Msttll    <>r the c������t*trttc-
lion A that north** ej the Yicr>��na,Van \
i iiner  k   BaiScra   Hallway   between!
Peaifetor and the eeast
h there are two moa m the Dominion
who are rilled to tight IheC I* I. with
iin* same sort ����f weapons that are n***d ���
i hev sre Messes* |
W C. Husband has been .<!|����inltti
manager ol tbe Haiycon U..i >M\mt
Hotel. Hub will aoou barmm- ,***.Jt
with the western ihh.j.i, lb-i^,.,',
to a finish, and understand* human �����.
tnre clear through the ento ������ i-rmat^
JOHN V. HERB*, It**,
simI   *ttt*nti*y rt*J I   t**T\
(Ml* aa4 Ll��ttt Im *VWj SMMM
I.***** and wml lmhw*l VmrnpA* &����������,
tVmttf *tt*wt i *i M am i >,, ag aa4-
m*t*hm. ftm lam mm* tis umitux,,.,.
Ms- uuiU* Umt*-*
r/l rX4iBltAt.li A DAT. I'topg,
mm*,.M����*f*i**��r. oi ��I�����
Syphons, Otogei Ale,
%rsa|eirilla. Kkv. Ktc,
tSLAxs.don. BO
l'ntnmuu* iMinif intttuvr?
b% that ciprporitUou,
M.ickenx'e lit Mann    They kw��w i*��*ry j     . ��.��.���� flu. I_.vf
trick of Messrs Van ||..rneand.4��ugh-; When you want 111*  Im
uesav, and CM g>*e  I hem llp�� on anno* I ������ ���
that they do nor know.   It is Uke H_ht*| If yon afS���
ing devil* wirh fire  ro pit  ihese tWB
charter mongers against tneee two greal
exponent* or monopoly, embodied in the
|M*pwins  ppf  M��s��r*i    Van   Horne   and
Ihaaglineamf    It will he* battle royat
Honda ml Miner.
The proper kind Ol s ivtrtising, the
kind that i* coboinative, rei-iiir**** lime.
When the retells da come, tbey dont
come with a rush. The growth Isol tbe
sulptttanlial, healthy kind
When monopolists and charter inon
gers fall ont it sometimes happen* that
the people get their just dues There is
now said to be a row on, which, if it is
true, will redound to the good of the
people of Canada, as it will pmbablv
result in the building of a tranxenntiu
ental railway. It wiH be a rival to the
Canadian Pacific Kail way, which has
grown so proud .arrogant and domineering, since it imagines that it holds the
whip hand over the people of nearly all
of Canada.
For a long time D. I) Mann and
William Mackenzie have been the char
ter procurers for the Canadian Pacific
railway They could goto provincial
legislatures, even to the Dominion Par
(lament, aud procure charters, where.
Sir William Van Horne and T. (i.
.Stmughnessy dare hardly show their
faces In time Messrs Hack ends and
Mann earns to he. known simplv a��
the agents of the C P R malingers, for
shortly after charters were obtained
they would turn them over to the agents
of that road. It was noticed, too, bv the
observant, that the firm of Mackenzie A
Maun nearly always secured fat con
tracts from the Canadian Pacific when
the railway schemes had evolnted tothe
construction period This method of
procedureBvent on and on until the firm
of Mackenzie A Mann became both
wealthy and influential Now, however,
it is rumored in inner rail wav clrcleH
that this Quartet of schemers luive quar
rated, and there is said to be war to the
knife between them.   On the one side
Beginners get  impatient waltinjr tor
returns, are worried p��vfrrheirminne*i*
tors larg��* ads    It is a great deal lietier
to have a 4-ineh ed   evvrv day for
vear than a ll inch ad forth re* months
tt will bring more business finally.
Call at the
:!Etotel Ivanhoe.
_      HATS      .    ,
We have juat received a large consignment oi thoronghlv upt   I     -J*
from the leading Kastern dealer*.   Tlie pdoue will not allow the g ����*
 to remain long In stock.      Call *arl>.	
Hunter Bros.
SANDON rq��s |, A Nl>
The Newmarket Hotel
Provides ample nml pleasant .iwmrrrnidath^ tr.ivellmr l���",,,i(,���
~���~���        grains for moms promptly attended un
HKNRYSTHfJR,       .    ��� .       ... propHet*
/��� THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, MARCH 25,  1899.
The following is taken from the Spokane Review, snd it is to bu hoped
there is more in it thsn a mere puff for
Prank Watson, one of the principal
newspaper miners on the coast-
A deal has been eonsumated in
Spokane which will Introduce Hoston
capital Into the lead Ustrict of the Slocan and will doubtless bring one of the
promising properties of that part of
British Columbia immediately to the
front as a great mine. The Arlington
mine ts the property in question Who
the Boston capitalists are is not announced af*pre*eiit, but there is every
assurance that the deal is a go
The Arlington mine is one of the
richest silver properties in the vicinity
of Slocan City    It has been owned for
about two years hy a Spokane company
which was organised by Frank War
son.   The property comprise* the Arl
ingtou and Burlington claims and was
Uo aied by  Robert Cooper and C.  K
Fielding who have ever since rerained
interests in it    In 180; John A. Finch
had tho group under bond and did con
siderabie work upon it without finding
the main lead, his tunnel,  as subse
que.nl   devidofunent    pro veil,  having
been run in rhe wrong direction    Later
ou tho mine lay idle for many months
until  Frank  Watson came along and
after looking it over coiiclud��*d that it
was  one of tin*   richest  showings he
had ever seen and took a bond on it for
|50.0Wr.   Then .followed the formation
of the Spokane company
Tha propertv has seen bard times.
Tbe company was hampered for lack of
funds and th* Arlington was away up
Springer creek where no road hsd ever
been built snd shipment of ore wa��
therefore expensive. Then there were
c inflicting interest* and dissensions
among the stockholder* and the resulr
was slow development and a rapidly
accumulating debt. In all 1.200 feet of
work was done, most of it being accomplished under the direction of Frank
Watson, who was In charge of tbe work
when tbe wheel* werenwning smoothly.
This development reached a depth of
175 fast and opened op a wondetfut
bolyof ore which is authentically re
ported to show.fr> feet in thickness.
The company msde shipments which
.yielded 340 ounces ailver and 10 to 20
percent, lead. It is said thai the orr
is trowing heavier in lead aS deprh is
Last summer the compsny found Itself
in such straits thst it became necessary
to give *�� mortgage on the clsims. The
llaokof British Nottb America furnished
the monev. -The mortgage was later
transferred to Ross Thompson, of Ross
land. Work on the mine was almos*
entirely suspended. It was when mat
ters were in ths tangle tbst Frank
Watson twgan to work for the redemption of tbe mine. He began the arduous
task seven months agoand hss just completed It. The te ms of tbt desl are that
a new company is to be formed to be
known as tbe Arlington Mines, Limited,
wirh hcadqnarters, probably in Spoksne
Ihe cspitslisation is to be 1.00.000
shares and 750,000 shsres will go Into the
tressnrv. Tlie remsining 250.000 shsres
will be issued to the stockholders of tbe
old companv at tbe rate of one share for
every four held in the old corporation.
Tbe new compsny assum** tbe mortgage
snd has arranged to pay It snd sil other
outstanding debt* of the old company
within SO days. The Boston people take
up sufficient of the treasury stock to
plsce 150.010 st once in rhe treasury
of rhe companv and have guaranteed
ihal the same amount will be forthcoming later if needed to niske a paying
mine of the Arlington.
Them* terms have been agreed to by
the unanimous vore of rhe ato�� kholder*
of the old companv present st a recent
meeting where "tW.OOO spares of the 818,-
000 shsres issued were reptesenicd.
"Within 80 days," a stockholder is
reported as saying, "work will begin on
the Arlington with a large fores of men.
The development will lie upon a large
scale, with all the necessary machinery
and the plans of the company include
the early erection of a concentrator.
Prank Watson paid a visit to Victoria
lately and secured from the Provincial
Government *2,500 with which to com-
plete the road which the Government
started to build up the creek from Slocan
City to the mines. Work on this will
begin ss soon as spring opens up. Much
credit is due to Frank Watson for putting this'deal through in tbe face of discouragements. The company has been
so torn with internal troubles that no
reconciliation seemed possible Snd most
of us thought the Arlington was a dead
duck. But Watson saved the mine although it took seven months of scheming snd maneuvering and harmonising
to bring it about.''
It is rather a new thing for Boston
capital to take up silver and lead pio-
Sisitione. Copper investments are the
vorite* in the Massachusetts city. -*ttat
the profits which Slocan shippers pay
sre attracting attention of eastern capital
and Boston has made money enough in
mines to know that a venture of this
kind ui safe. Those who know the
Arlington say that tbe mine will be ship
pin* ore within six months sod should
U'gin to pay profits soon after.
The Slocan is undoubtedly the richest
mining division in the Province, and
for investment pure aud simple, stocks
in the standard mines of this camp are
the safest investment that offer at present to sn intending purchaser. The
recent strikes in the Queen Bess, Vul
lure, Slocan Star, Reco. Treasure Vault
aud Noble Five prove that the ore
bodies in the Slocan have only begun to
show their richness and continuity, and
then* is not a property in this division,
which, with fairly intelligent treatment
can fall to become a dividend payer
There has been a stamp lat�� :y in'the
Dardanelles stock, but this was due
more to extraneoo* dealings among*!
the big* stockholders, than to the condition* of the mine itself, which at present
is nearer to being on a dividend paying
basis than for some time previously
Buyers cannot make a mistake if thev
purchase tbe Slocan stocks of those
properties which are held by strong
companies, or to be more explicit, hy
those companies whose largest stockholders until the mine give* them a
return In the shape of dividends. The
Ivanhoe, owned by the Minnesoto Silver
Mines Company, has so much ore in
sight that the owners have decided to
put up a mill and tramway, and this
property will soon be one of the big
ship'ier* of British Columbia. As it is
owned bv a ch��se corporation however,
the investing public will not have an
opportunity of profiting hy its richness
��� Nelson Economist.
Morton Frewen, the well-known London financier, speaking of the outlook
for silver, says in a recent note:
"Had it been possible to obtain from
Washington a proposal to re-open your
mints at 1 to 22 on condition that the
Indisn mint* were simoltsn?ously rlung
wide open to the free eoinsge of rupees,
in other words, to restore silver momet-
allsm in India for 300,000,0(10 of people
on condition that vou restored bi-metsl-
ism, we might under those conditions
have advanced an all important step on
the road to the complete restoration of
silver as a monev metal. But no support
could be obtained for any such proposal,
snd at the present moment silver is
drifting, and drifting dangerously. It is
a clear case thst it has lieen possible for
���he government of the United States for
some months |o have restored silver st
the rate of f 1 per ounce, but there was
no one to push it. It is the sin of the
century that it is aoV	
It is now against the law to thaw
dvnamite within 150 feet of the mouth
ol a tunnel. Some of the Slocan *mines
will have to thaw in balloons.
G. M. McDowell, who intends to erect
sampling works at Nelson, had a conference with leading officials of the C.P.R.
with regard to his request for a grant of
a portion of the C. P. R. right of way to
enable him to construct biff plant.   The
two parties came to an agreement by
which Mr. McDowell is given a 30 yean'
lease of a portion of tbe right of way on
condition that the buildings be begun
within  three  months   and i completed
within six.   The buildings, which will
be on the lake shore just inside the city
limits, will be constructed 22 feet from
the centre of the tract and will have 100
feet frontage with 50 feet of depth.   The
major part of the buildings will be on tbe
foreshore of the bike and will be built on
piles.   The* outermost piles will be 75
feet in length.   The site chosen is just
where the rights of way of the Nelson A
Fort Sheppard snd C. P. railways join,
and it is expected that the two lines will
be connected by a neutral switch. Until
this is effected tbe former road will get
access to tbe works by means of a trestle.
The necessary plana nave been drawn by
C. W. McArthur, formerly of Denver,
Col., and the machinerv has been ordered from the machine company of Quebec.
Montreal, March 14.���Application for
a new charter for the Payne Consolidated
Mining Company will be *orwarded to
Victoria to-morrow.   The directors  of
tbe reorganised company will be:   W.
L. Hogue, banker, of Anaconda, Montana; A. W. McCune, owner of Salt Lake
City street railway *, F. L. Seargeant, of
Anaconda; James Rose, Senator Forget,
Wm. Hanson, Col. Fred Henshaw and
Clarence J. McCuaig, of Montreal.
It appears that the presidency of the
Payne will be offered to W. L. Hogue.
This afternoon Mr McCuaig received
a telegram stating that tbe shipments
from the Payne from Jan. 1 to March 14
reached 1,388 tons, which netted f52 per
ton, after deducting duty and charges for
freight aod treatment This amounts to
8125,000, or about $50,000 a month. Mr.
C. H. Hand, the chief manager, also
reports the showing in the different levels
to be of the most satisfactory natu*e,and
snch as to warrant the belief that Montreal and Toronto people now control tbe
richest property iu British Columbia.
J. F. Mcintosh, of Kaslo, has bought
an eighth interest in the Isis, from
Black Bros
In 1897 in the Rand, South Africa,
gold district, there w jre In operation
4,675 stamps; in 1898, 5,042; the tonnage crushed,iu 1807 was 5,825,855���
about 4J tons per stamp per day. As in
the United States, the tendency is to
increase the capacity per stamp. In the
past ten years that district has yielded
8820,000,000 in gold.
At Windsor Castle, on one occasion,
the Guards Band was playing out on the
terrace during dejeuner, and the Queen
was so much struck by one pretty march
tune that she desired one of the Maids
of Honor to go and ascertain what it
was called. The classic features of that
high born damsel were suffused with
blushes as she returned and made answer: '"Come Where the Booze is
Cheaper,' Your Majesty !w
Robbie had longed for a baby brother
and a.pair of white rabbits. The answer
to both wishes came on the same morning but it was not quite satisfactory, for
there were two baby brothers and only
one rabbit. Robbie was greatly disgusted at the mistake The next day
his father found the following notice
tacked to the gate post: " For sale-
One nice fat baby; or I will exchange
for a white rabbit."
One of the San Francisco papers has
a correspondent at Juneau in the person
of Hal Hoffman In a recent article by
that gentleman he says that in retaliation of the Atlin alien bill presumably,
that Canadians will be driven out by
force from tbe Porcupine creek district.
This statement has caused a great deal
of adverse criticism here as well as in
other Canadian cities, and it is thought
that there is so justification for the
The great beef trust which sold meat
at Dawson for $1.50 per lb. last year is
now almost forgotten snd prices are
about as low as they are in Vancouver.
The poorest beef sells at 15 cents and
the best at 25 cents per lb. to the quarter. One thing that has forcedjdown the
prices is the order that all beef that is
not kept in refrigerators by May 1st
will be condemned and must be thrown
away. There are no refrigerators at
Dawson, and nonein course of construction, so that the prices will probably go
still lower.
Joseph Brandon has bought N. F.
McNaughts interest in theCorncracker
and Fairhaven. These claims are
above the Bosun and development upon
them will be resumed immediately.
The pioneer house of the City
First-Class in every particular
R. Cunning, Proprietor.    Sandon
To Tommy all the.glory.
To us wiimneii sfl tbe tag.
In a bloomln* ps*��r bag.
OA aoes oat chsrtn' even* day,
TUImrback is uearly broke.
Oomla' *ome to 'ear the byby cry-
Life ain't ao btooMta' joke.
The KuraU's wife she visits as.
She preaches Gord sad soap;
She makes a ulee. Infernal lam;
She's gone���I can't but mope.
It's aa 'ell-h 'ole If Indycr.
Taint no bloomln' coral Stand;
An* every hand's again jrer,
hi that orfid thirsty land.
rt-aniggwr'elpca-d Abdui-
'_����� a devU who'll be damn'd;
*_*��� the lartf drop In the capful
O* a life whh worry cramm'd.
*E tbnmpe the byby on the 'ead.
Oives It hoperom to eat.
And when the critter looks like dead,
_ says IB tbe bally beat.
Be 'usbend es a yorry. too.
An' "a gits right out o' and;
Tbe KurnU* lady's ayah, La.
An"e Slit at the band.
I'd Uke to punch 'er ugly 'ead,
An' comb Jim �� sandy 'air;
I orften abbe* I were dead,
An' free from kat-ta* care.
For Tommy Ih the glory.
An' Uie wbnmen 'as tbe grind;
It's lost the old, old story
Of the woman left belnd.
Radyard Klplin*. 'e's a poet,
Ofthat there ain't no doubt;
Bat 'e ���rites's bloomln' poems.
An- V leaves tbe winimen oat.
���The Sketch.
High  Stake*  Flayed  For  In the   Karly
During' 1851-82,   when  each claim
about Richfield produced from 25 lbs. to
50 lbs. of gold daily, it wss a very lively
town.   The most popular games of tbe
time were "Faro,"������Monte," and "Draw
Poker."   The stakes played for sometimes ran up into thousands.   Woodward and Copeland's (aro game dealt
an open limit of $100 to high rollers,
who invariably played to win or lose
$10,000 at a sitting.   On one occasion a
gambler named Pete Liberty, having
lost his last dollar in a poker game,
'stood watching the players, when somebody dropped s few checks on the floor,
snd in picking them up left s splitter
(which is half the value of the regular
check) for the sweeper. This diminutive piece of ivory did not escape the
eagle eye of Pete Liberty, and not
many moments elapsed before he had
possession of it. The last turn was
about to be made with a five, nine, and
jack in the box. He placed the splitter
on the nine and called it nine jack.
The turn came just as he called it.
~*h;��i trove him two checks more to plav
the next deal with, at the end of which
he was playing the limit, and before
going to bed that night had woo the
the extraordinary, sum of $18,000 with
only a splitter for a starter.
"Spanish Monte" was the favorite
game with tbe old-timers, who playeo
it in real Mexican stele, and ft was
amusing to hear old Californians sav
'���San Viejo" and "Tecolote Chiquita "
The amount that a plaver could bet was
$100 straight up$100"Viejo." practically
a $200 limit. The term ������Viejo" is usee)
to denote the suit of the opposite card
of the layout. For instance, if the
queen of hearts and the five of diamonds
is the layout, tbe five of hearts would
lie "Viejo " Thus, if a player staked
$100on the five of diamonds straight up
and $100"Viejo," and the five of heart*,
won, he would he paid $900; and if the
queen of diamonds won for the dealer
tne player lost $200. and any other suit
winning player or dealer would onlv
lose $100 straight np. If the player
won his straight up and "Viejo bets,
he was priveleged to put nn_the whole
sum of $400 on "Tecolote " This means
that the plaver bets that another five
will Appear before a queen.   Should he
win this also he is allowed toplay'the
whole amount on "Tecolote Chiquita,
which signifies that he bets the last nye
will appear before another quecu. In
this manner sacks of gold dust contaiu-
in* Dora $10u to $1,000 would chauge
hands as ofteu as a baseball in a league
Erne, until it was finally lost over the
nk and another took its place. Many
large bets bv professional sports have
been made, but the most money that
was ever put ud hv oue man at "Monte
was bv Johnny Wilson, who turned a
card for |0fi0 and won it.
Draw poker was a very popular game
in 1862, and many big games were plav-
ed in Jim Woodward's saloon, at Rich
field, when flour, bacon and beans sold
at $1 a pound, and everybody had
plenty of gold to pay for it Joe Cope-
rand,* Joe Stewart, Abbott, and Boh
Nobles were tbe big four that used to
play together, and it wss not unusual
for one of the party to get up from
the table $10,000 winner. In those
lively times the saloons kept open all
night, for no well-regulated poker game
was ever played until after lamp light,
which is no doubt for the purpose of
allowing the players to pull their hats
down over their eyes and appear to
look wise. Joe Stewart was considered
the best poker player in the countrv.
but luck did not seem to favor him. < m
one occasion he had ihree aces to ooen
the pot with, and he bet PJO. Copetand
raised him $50 on queens up. Abhort
raised Copeland $lu) on three jacks.
When it came to Noble's turn to play
he only had a pair of deuces, hut made
a bluff* to steal the pot by betting *r*��.
All hands called the bet, which made
the pot alwut $2.t����). Joe Stewart drew
two card*i and got a pair of kings:
Copeland drew one card and got a
queen; Abhort drew two cards and got
two tens; Noble** drew three card* ami
got two deuces. Then the betting commenced. Joe Stewart bet If**). Copeland saw his $500 and raised him ***�����
more. Abbott called Copeland's raise
of $500 and bet $1,0U0, Stewart called
A<>l��ott's raise, and Copeland laid hi*
hand down; when it came to Noble*
turn to play he raised Stewart fi.OOO,
Abbott stood the raise, which Stewart
also called. On the show down. Bob
Nobles, the lucky emigrant, of course,
won the pot with his four deuces.
This man in his short ��tay of nix months
in Richfield won and took away with
him over $80,000. which he, with poker
player's usual luck, divided up amorg
thei gamblers af San Francisco, return
ing a few months later to the scene of
bis successful operations dead broke.
He is certainly a layman who will
attempt to designate the most common
cause of failure in raining. There is no
such a thing. It may be due to a nuin
ber of causes. Of course tbe one re
quisite is that a good property must be
selected. This need not be a developed
mine, but one possessing tbe character
istics that eventually make one. No
amount of development work will make
a mine if the mineral is not placed than
by nature. Thus it is absolntelv necessary to be very careful in selecting the
property. Then again the wav those
who know virtually nothing stall shout
mining conduct its affairs are really re
sponsible tor their full share of the
recorded failure* in mining Many a
good mining property is rc*>nrt��d a
failure owing to incompetent manage
inent. Generally this mismanagement
takes place miles away from the real
base of operation. These directors are
comfortably ensconced in a well furnish
ed room in the rear of some prominent
banking institution and around the
directors'table, over which the affairs
of a nation are discussed These men
probably never saw'a mine, yet thev
are well versed in business matters of
all kinds and proceed on the same
basis They have a good mine, with a
10 stamp mill, making good profits considering the siateof thnmilling plant. It
ia here where tne good business, tactics
come in.   A big stock of goods nnd in-
eased sales means Isrgsrrrturns.   in
Jr opinion a larger t^J^***
when a
few failures
, A m.mmn thtrt -mm m,f ,*���, wrutll t h
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} ll >w -*SAatxatrtt lo tomb* . >br\
ore to i To mtwttmemt arhb thin- a.��i *a*g< *i mm x*.k
.   .    .,!.__    'Two**! tS*rn any mrbrn �����*>! go* n ,., 4t, ���
going     Thus  a  failure is r����-     (Awl w*��Mia"Mi_t ���-* �������-��.      **
Time and space will np��t per-1
.vdown a set of ruleaandcanrms   u^^hjj^w^- ^
la tmfclMtf m rhatr tn wmVh im ���*** �� <,i<! at
A chair lu whirls at.am c-*M ��*�����*,�� ��:t
Wldfcwt s erteh m Mb bark
their opt
i.pmiiiess    A few more   .
wOrkwttl supplv this mill with ore. and
the pro its muM vcruinly be fortom-
E.   They (use sight of ike *��ct tha it
i necessary to keeya "����**   <*�����_!
right    In their opinion all that U necea-
aarv is to put more meu to work   Mote
��2  an take out the ^f*^Sm\
To do "dead" work and" put rhe necesv
narv .pre in sight to them is not g-x-d
��LZ   However, thev Hiul out their
mistake when it is loo iate     lbsyha%e
a good mill, but not surttcieiil
keen it
Of the failure in mining    They are loo
(..hkI.   careful    management
mine  is found  is absolutely
.   In  Ihe first place a good
is  one of   the   principle  re-
There need l��e recorded hot
,-- ,���.,..... ��" milling if good careful
judgement is nr*t u***d in selecting the
property     This is  too   often MR   to
incompetent  hands.-Western Mining
rttoB ATt.i* crtt,
1 left Skagway Moi.day. February %W
It was 10 degrees below wsm.   R��da ����n
train IS miles over the White Paas for
the Miiall sum of 13    ll took u* si* snd
a half   hours to get   to  the  summit.
There it was 8 J*   below and an awful
wind     There were about IOJ teams on
the White PasH that dav in sight at one
time.   Manv a face was froaeu    We
g.p| to l^��g  Cabin   that night, having
walked I > tunc* dur,f.* ?'������* afternoon
thi rhe 2Ut   it was W below al I.***
(shin.   Here meals are 11 each ; tOt
(or a bunk whelher yon havi* your own
blankets or not,  and   the BOM price*
prevail all  the way to Atlin    Thi*�� i��
rhe first time I ever eat hor��efle*h     !
understand that a horw wa*��sno��Uiund
on the trail  and could ie* g**t either
wav    There was no food f>r tbe animal
���mp it was shppt and wp��*g**t <w��me A it f����r
��iupper���$1   a  meal;   Bar*  cheap   for
horse meat     At Ijog f 'abin the enow is
hve or six fes*l des*p, some places on the
trail il is from seven to lo feet   Freight
from Skagway lo Atlin is l?r. per lb bv
dog team or hor*��*��.    Il��r��c*) are driven
here one   ahead   ot the othrr.   There
are, I undersiad. abour S,p����> horaea on
the trails     Feed  iafjpp f..r  ll *> lb*��  of
bay. and grain vhe ��ame.   Horwre are
of no use here,   lu two mouth*, or aa
soon as the lakes open up, thev wilt he
of no use.    But there are enough horaea
here at any rate
The alien law has put a ��top t-�� work
here; innhm_ doing at all There U
onlv one building going tifp to sfinak of,
and that is for the batiks of ( rwMMtl e
and Halifax The 'o��vern��nent oftleem
areall iu one building ab<��iit IftiMA.
No work here at all. very dull and t*f
below sero The old teamsters sav ihal
this is the coldest thev have had this
winter You ran ����*e all sorts and
varieties of frozen fi��et, from the toe up
to the knee, on some men on th�� trail.
Hk\rv rASOtlJ-
WO-4M    WHO   WBlTr>   \n\lCt
A woeiaa trnwrn was and thm ��roW tot i_. flft_
tA��wa��rlialgliiat��i. "���* ��**���*,
Shs Pm hum to rat and Si ��� do*ss
A Pt��t h *w io mow many a *����-,*,��� �����...
Hot shr^aever had 4usmi U h*r**l(, i w^.^
(Wttk-h aotwA hm^Ttmhttm Ihh>w.
Oh the hisw we spent and ths i nt *********
Aad the iagar w* -asami phm is*,!
At Ihe hssS Arm arwman -h-. mv*t ba<). ,ik���
��An��l now wt know ��h��l sbc mtn ^u ���^**,���'
��**������'CMiwHoi^A /
A mromma that* wm mx4 om bmtliwt fan
< MMiet thaa **m sad I r>
She mrotm oai ffw ��>��|SSs turn shs w-tw c%.j.�����
���rule a*j��sM ehthlep***���*4 tout*   *m ^
Shs am xx* r�� A* mbat mm ��<-*.t *.<.;
A ���4 i***,** lx*A*imAA Utlt* :
Aa ii hat A* mil mod it fcw*t to ayMl
Thst teirn* (ha r�� , *S ttimgrm.-*
lis I. t*SAtm m m mnmn also -ixA   ��� * ,
IA ��i��s*������ Whr�� arPws hstf ew *.�����) sn j
Bat s?# ami wm past to SS spars
��� Hspsfem Caairtpr.-.ii-s^siia
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The Comalock and  Vaiwtmver rath
made a ��diit*s��etit I** Trail last * -*-\
aaiassjw Thwa fat*t *A**t*���*��� Ji .* ��-- ;�����.
famAAmt la aaaage ���'��>�����*�� m-.*j*m,
m   IBTBBBATtn*��AI.
S����h��wa4 RwttBs-ri
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Townsire entries may be made bv Incorporated towns and cities on the mineral lands of the 1'nited States, but no
title can lie acquired bv such town* or
eitiea to any vein of gold, silver, cinnabar, copper or lead, or to anv valid
mining claim nr posanaaion held under
existing law. When mineral veins are
poseeaaed within the limits of an incor
unrated town or rlly, and snch po����ca.
sion is recognised bv local authority or
by the laws of the I'liiicd Statea, the
title to town lots ia subject lo such
recognised poftae*>*iion aiidthcneceaearv
use thereof, and when entry has been
made or-latent iaaued for such lown-
sites to such incorporated lown or citv,
the possessor of such mineral vein may
enter snd receive patent for such mln
eral vein and the snrfa.e ground
anpertaining thereto i Provided. That
no entry shall lie made bv suck mineral
vein claimant for surface groun��l where
the owner or nrrupler of the surface
ground shall have had possession of the
rule of the mineral vein applicant
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a CAMPBKUa Agent Sandon. 'I
The Paystreak.
Many Men in the Resercation
Camp.���Miners Should
Keep Aicaq,
Republic Wash, Jfarch 19.-The
luestion that is Qppermost in tbe
ilnds of the people of this place,
tide from the mining question, is
'hat is to become ot the vast nam*
ir of men now rushing in ?"
There is little demand for labor be
iuse the mines are not sufficiently
rveloped  to give employment to
considerable nam Iter of people.
"Tfere are few other avenaes open
those   who come.    Those  who
intemplste coming should wait for a
lonth or two until the snow is off so
they may camp oat and live on
the least possible amoont of money.
tour or five months there will be
fork for a large number of men, as
there will be a number of mines that
rill then he employing a consider*
ible number of men.   At this time
there is not room for more than 500
men and it safe to say that there nre
'KM) laborers In the camp     While
there   Is   no opening  here  for the
[laboring man at this time, there is a
[large field for Heme who have $1000
more to spend iudevelptping mines.
[To these there is the beat opening on
fcarth.   There are hundreds of pros-
pt-cts that may |*ossibly   turn   into
mine* with  development     This  is
not a laboring man's camp and will
[not be for many   months  to c����me.
Tliom* win. C'piiip- here with the hop*
of finding employment  will   be dis
enormous Increase.
All  Dominion  Departmerrs
Heaoq Adoancea.
The statement of the exports and
imports ol the Dominion tor eight
months eddiug Feb. 28th hss been
prepared and shows an increase in
the aggregate of fll.li40.441. ThU
is entirely due to the large incrvaw-
in import*, then* Mug a deer-ease of
nearly five millions In exports. Tbe
total aggregate trade for eiirht
months was 1215.070,000, compared
with ^908,435,00.1 last vear. The im-
inn ia increased for the same peril d
liy *l��.,5000,000. The duty Increased
it out $14,150000 for eight months
last y��sr, to 1*111.427,000 this year;
Incrt-aaB, C2.2UUU0. There was an
increase of iilttart $70,000 in duty for
the ttioiitb.
Horn Some Properti) Altcaqa Leads
In a **ow Camp.
In tbe early stages of a   mining
district there is  always one claim
which Is the  leader and which is
generally referred to in every mention ot the earn p.    Kvcry new strike
carries  rock just  like  the leader's
vein and Just as good.   Other prospects may develop Into more valuable
prota'rtles than the leader, but they
will  attract less attention and less
, will be said about them.   The glam-
[ or,of the excitement in the Hist days
of the boom will have warn off and
I the camp settled down to a steady,
matter-of-fact   development.     It  is
amusing to pick up a map of a new
mining district and see tho locations
that cluster a round the leader and
ran in every direction imaginable.
Apparently the leader has veins
without number, and so crooked in
course that they manage to tap other
claims in all directions for miles
around, for there are few owners
who do not lay claim to having the
leaders ledge. But such are the
ways of new mining camps, until
the whirligig of time dissipates the
fond dresms of the honest enthusiast
and exposes the schemes of tbe unscrupulous pretender. Bat it mast
not be forgotten thst half a dozen
working uiines will make a big
camp anywhere.
War Eagle Vera Actioe.
There are now 225 men at work in
the War Eagle mine and 40 more
will be pat on , daring the comin_
week. The shah is now timbered
down to the f>25-foot level, bat haa
been cut 75 feet further down. At
At the 625-foot level an auxiliary
hoist is being' pat in to facilitate
sinking, and this is going on eon
, The remainder ol
haa now arrived snd
position, bat it is
shipping will
three weeks,
is being sloped and when shipments
do start they will commence in
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE Is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing between the; undersigned
nnder the the Arm name of Fitzgerald A Day
has been dissolved by mutual consent. All
monies doe to the firm wm be collacted by B.
W. Day. All accounts against the firm will
be settled by M. W. Day.
Paul Fitzokba-d.
B. W. Dav.
Sandon, -arch ISth, '9B.
Miners and Prospectors.
the machinery
is being pot in
not likely that
commence for two or
In the  meantime ore
To Kentucky.
Kentucky, O Kentucky,
I love thv classic shades,
Where flit "the fairy figures
Of dark eyed southern maids;
Where tbe mocking birds are singing
'Mid flowers newly born.
Where the com is frill of kernels
And the Colonels full of corn.
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication of ALT A
LODGE, U. Dm held first Thursday
in each Month, in Masonic Hall.,
Sandon, at 8 p. b. Sojourning breth-
ern cordially invited.
W. H. Lilly,
* *
A pro��pp*-tur holditig a group of
four claim*, three on the North Fork
��ide and one on the Payne side of
Payne Mountain, wants capital for
development. Sixty raet of crosscut
tuipiiet Iimm l��wn run to tap the ledge,
which should Ih- ren<hed at UK) teet
The outcrop on the surface shows a
good grade ol galena scattered through
a very si rone quarts vein.
Owner is willing to give a substantial Interest in the properties to any
parti*, who will turnlsh money to
open np these claims, and any reasonable offer will be entertained.
These properties positively are not
for sale as the owner consider* them
too promising to part with in an undeveloped state. None but a bona n<le
offer ot working capital* will be entertained.  Correspondence solicited.
c/o Pavsthmk.
If yoa want to anvo your
money leave yonr  order
Plain sewinG
ROOM 1.        UP STAIRS
Atlantic Steamship   Tickets
to and from European points via Canadian and American lines. Apply
for sailing dates, rates, tickets and
full information to any C. P. Ry
agent or
C. P. R. Agent, Sandon.
WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.,
Will be at the Hotel Balmoral
once a month.
CODY. B. 0.
B0NGARD k PIECKART, Proprietors
The First Olaaa
Hotel of Oody.
Rates:  fcr.uiper day.
Special Rates by the Week.
You cannot find
any better goods
than toe can show
you. Remember
thia when you
toanta good suit
of clothes.
J. R. & D. Cameron.
Canadian Pacific Ry.
Soo-Pacific Line.
Tha Pom aad Superior Service laat.
To Eastern Si
European Points,
To   Pacific   Coast,   Alaska,
China,   Japan   and   Australian
Baggage Checked to Destination
and Through Tickets leaned.
Tourist Cars
Paas Revelstoke:
Daily to St. Paul.
Monday for Toronto.
Thursday for Montreal and Boston.
Daily to Points retched vis Nakusp.
Daily excepting Sunday to Points, retch
ed vit Rosebery tnd Slocan City.
Daily Train.
9:00k    Ive. SANDON ar.     16:55k
(UntilFarther Notice)
Ascertain RATES and full information by
addressing nearest local agent, or
Agent, Sandon.
Diss. Paw. A��t., Tea*/. Paas. AaA
Vancouver, Nelson.
Ba rare  that your ticket read, via tht
>xf t.
ii ..
>}-' The Paystreak.
The City Council held its regular
meeting: on Monday evening*. The
accounts of L. R. Forbes and H. P.
Christie for the transport of prisoners, laid over from previous meet
tags, were read and ordered refered
back to the renderers with the notification that the city was not responsible for such charges.
An account from Kelly & Harris
for board of a pauper patient was presented, and which tbe council also
refused to pay, as thev did not consider the council liable tor tbeac
Applications for the situation of
night watchman were received from
Wm. Stubbs, D. D. Dodd, J. A.Morgan, Neil Morrison, Wm. DeCox,
D. E. MoCrae, A. M. Whitely, Geo.
Waiteand Harry,Brown.
A ballot was taken by which Wm*
Stubbs was elected. Tbe salary was
fixed at |80 per month.
A. Osbourne, scavenger, appeared
before the council to explain away
certain charges of inefficient service.
The matter was left in the hands ol
the chief of police for  investigation.
Sandon, March 23rd.
Editor Paystreak,
Please find space in yonr paper
for a few comments relative to the
conduct of certain individuals who
were debarred from presenting themselves from the Miners' Union Hospi
tal Hall, and unjustly accused some
ot the most reputable ladies of this
community uf influencing tbe reception committee towards tbeir exclusion.       /
We are not cognisant of outside influence, neither would we allow it,
and consider it only just and fair, in
vindication of those ladies, to indig
nantly denv any desire on their part
to participate in the management of
our affairs. If people of dubious repu
tation wish to appear publicly in
society we imagine tbey should do
so under the patronage of some older
organization than the Sandon Minors' Union, or one where ladies bave
the management as their capabilities
of discernment in such cases are more
refined-than ours. But let them not
once conceive the idea that the miners are a rough and ready element
with no regard for the susceptibilities
of their friends, or amongst whom
people of shady morality can mingle
with impunity. The badge of the
Miners' Union has always been the
insignia of justice and integrity, and
it certainly is not our intention to
deviate from the principles of rectitude and honor established by our
Tbe reception committee hold themselves responsible for any and all
acts committed on tbe occasion men
tioned, and to them and them only
should complaints be addressed.
Respectfully Yours,
William Donahue.
Charles McLachlan,
J. A. McDonald,
Charles Walmsley,
Angus McDonald,
Reception Committee.
Prom Sandon.
Oyer the K. A S. for the week end
ing March 24th.
Payne 350
Last Chance 140
Reco 20
For the week over the C. P. R.
Payne 120
Treasure Vault
Lucerne, Switzerland, has an an
dent wall with eight towers.  The
builders must have worked under
the eight-tower law, of which  we
read so much these days.
Prom Whitewater.
For the week ending March 24th.
Jackson 33
From Three Forks.
For the week over the C. P. R.
Queen Bess 226
If you have any engraving you
want done bring it to Urimmett before he leaves town
To save packing G. W. Grimmett
will sell his silverware at any reasonable price. Bargain hunters will do
well to take advantage of this opportunity as it scldeni arrives in this section of the country.
Mrs. Yates' school will close its
winter term Thursdsy, March 30th
and will begin a spring term on the
3rd of April. Primary pupils only
will be received sfter the winter
term closes.
Miss Mason, Fashionable Dress
maker, hss rooms at Mrs. Yates' and
will receive all kinds of Sewing.
Corporation  of the City  of
The following ar�� the qpialtfl-ation* ror voter* in the election to be h��?M on ths rih in.t.
on the que* km wnether or not ' Conrt>n-
trator Exemption fir-law No. it, iNW," and
���Improv.-uient Loan By-law Up. **%* MMT be
"Municipal Clatue* Act," Section 75. Clan*.
������Subject to Section 7�� of this aot and to
the provisions of the "Municipal Election*
Art." any male or female who Ua British tab*
jfcet of the full nam ot twenty-ooe years, who t��
the assessed owner of land or of real property
within the municipality shall have a vote
either confirm ing1or negativing the said by.
law, in each ward in which he or she may be
assessed for land or real property:
Section 76 :���
���N'otwith,tabling anything contained in
any act to the contrary, no person shall be
entitled to vote upon any by-law ror the pur
pose of raising money upon the credit of the
municipality, or any by-law to watch the assent of the .lectors U necessary, unless be or
she is the assessed owner of land or real prop
erty in such municipality.
Definition of Real Property i���
"Real property shall mean the ground or
soil or anything anneied to it by nature or
that is in or under the soil, except mines or
minerals, precious or base, belonging to tbe
Crown, and shall Include every thin* annex
edtol the soil, snch as buildings, structures,
fences, end all machinery or other things
affixed to any buildin* or Improvements
made by clearing dyking or cultivating the
Flung C. SKWKt.t,
City Clerk.
A. Mllloy. L. D. 8.
Sandon, B. C.
Fine Seasonable Groceries
Table Novelties.
Unequalled for Variety and Purity.
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Hotels, Mines and Families will find It to their at
vantage to see these new goods In ell lines be**
purchasing elsewhere. Mail Orders will receive it
usual our prompt attention and forwarded ns detirct
Sandon, B.C.
The output of the SLOCAN
In '9& was nearly $.Mhk),00I.
Ninety per cent of thb
wealth was handled with
ter recommendation could be had.
H. BYERS k Go.
Wc have just received a   full car of CANTON
STEEL,  ail  sizes, (or hand  and  power  drills
Ei|t? Protectory
Optical Goods,
Sno�� Glasses,
Mineral Glsses,
Gold Eye Glasses, Gold Spectacle*.
In fact all kinds  of Spectacles from  35 cents up.
Have Your eyes examined fey an
and do no. delay.
Jeweller and Opt.*.**-*
jriitr -" ''**���'
n. l. GRinnETTj MINERS
Im    Lh   B.
Notary Public,
a. c.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
lUaAt%aar*arm tor Ml*��*r��
W.H*t��elw4barlai��onn��*��t ^
nrat Aam ttmrnrnmaAatl^���    ���* ���"' ^
dajr mwtmh.
Barrister, Solicitor. Etc/
NoUry Public


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