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SANDON, APRIL 8   t899.
number the Paystreak
Is.   William Mac Adams
lie tor.
fit. Atherton Is visiting in
Ittier was upfront Kaslo
in Brown left yesterday on
rlers' Ball on Monday even-
grand success.
it,  gold commissioner,
last night.
indley returned on Tuesday
Ip to Scotland.
Macdonald   spent a  few
lelsoo this week.
tirton goes to Kamloops this
to visit relatives.
Wilkinson is spending s few
Halcyon Springs.
The Star is shipping six cars of
ore this week. This is what has
been taken out in development during the winter. The mill will be
started on the 25th if conditions are
F. J. Donaldson has  leased the P.
Burns building,  next door to his
present establishment, and will move!
his stock of drugs in  as soon as the
But la Waiting to Hear Prom the
Minister of Mines.
interior can be fitted
date the business.
up to accomo-
D. K. Young and C. Del Smith of
the Kootenay Mining Standard packed a camera around the camp lot-
several days this week looking for
view* for their annual number, which
is to come out iu July.
Charlie Gales has leased the build
ing  formerly  occupied   by  S.  A.
I Mighton and  will  move his barber
| shop into the premises in a few days.
The   plumbers  and decorators are
busy making improvements.
J. Richmond Dean will not return
I to Bandon. He has bought out his
minings, of the Slocan hotel,; former party and is naw established
as in town yesterday. in the  lob printing business in Bus
.nn*mt*   R-_i/in wont trt K**\   ' ton-     -"���  B*a' *IIK*   SOUlful SUl'lle Will
C^v^ilfeofe ��* mbs*. In Sandon. but all wish
bursda> to visit mends.        Mm ^ w ^ cUy of ^^
'rrfivlT^li-nLnf*10!    *******   Knowles received  the
hia livery establishment.      i ^ ^^ a fcw dj|Vg ajffo of
nay   l_tke saw mill at: the death ul' his father at Peterbor-
resumed operations for the ough, Ont.   Deceased, who was 79
j years ot age, was one ot tbe pioneer*
office has heBoerteWlraied^^���^"^*.-11*1 WM *****
the founder* uf the community in
which he resided.
Alamo is
Idaho concentrator,
Atherton will use the prein-
iupied   by Donaldson'* drug
a boot and shoe department.
lican church service  will be
Virginia hall  tounrrow at
��� Rev. Boer  of  Kaslo offtci-
Tire Whitewater is now working a
full force.
Fire Brigade  presented Mr.
Chas. McLaughlin   with a
ie silver set as a token of
Jack Ryan has a small force ai
the Hillside, near Whitewater.
It Is said that Tom Lester wil)
take charge of the Dardanelles today.
M J. Sweeney of the Silver Bell
hu? gone lo Spokane to make pre par-
uchanan Dramitic Cianpanv athais for starting up.
%_^��_��%f__i7_S_S     Oorv A Allen have struck   it
r.lng.    I hey will piny Kaslo m ^ Silv,,rilt,   ^^.^ the
*"* mit >, on the Queen tle�� ledge.
Wood, of the  m^*m      XtxorilUig to  the engineer's
to <IIUI n,u"lacionsthe ItSCD-fnr*  tunnel  en
taking  a tri|
11 start   in   the early part ol
Denver has offered a purse of
a race between the Sandon
icl*xm ht*se reel teams.   Kaslo
hear from.
j squatters on the Ruth eoocen-
fground were to have been off
i tfch. No one hss moved yet,
is may-follow.
city  council  met  twice this
The   Loan  and   Kxemption
were  finally   adopted and
itlne business transacted.
Harbour, who has been
agent at Three Forks for
years, is now with the staff
Trail office.   8. A. Courtney Is
'Byera received a full car, 20
Hair pipe yeaterdav. This is
Ilea tion of what is expected lu
lg development this summer ��>>
who know.
Noble Five i- within 50 feet of
The <}ui*cn Bess lal I off 40 men
last Saturday, Only * few men are
employed until the roads are lu bet
ter condition.
M. K. Rathbourn was up at the
Antoine yesterday preparing to start
operations. A long tunnel will be
run to trip the ledge at depth.
It is rumored that the Slocan Belle
which was formerly called the
Northern Belle and was worker! by
Ed Murphy two years ago, Is to be
reopened next month. Jack Campbell, who waa foreman at that time,
will take charge again.
There was a transfer in McCnlgan
realty this week. The K. A S. has
bought A. Halter's cottage, in the
rear of the K. A S. hotel. The
Bear Uke section gang have moved
their headquarters to McGuigan and
are occupying the building.
James McGregor, Provincial Inspector of Mines, arrived in Sandon
on Thursday evenings train, armed
with instructions and authority to
enforce the amendment to the Mineral Act which provides that no man
may work underground more than
eight hours out of every 24,
He wss met at the depot by a delegation from the Miners Union and
by a number of mine managers, to
whom he stated that his instructions
were to enforce the Isw. The announcement created considerable excitement in town and immediate
trouble was apprehended.
A meeting of the mine owners was
held during the evening in the Virginia block. This meeting wss secret, but it is generally understood
that it was resolved, in case the law
were enforced, to close all properties
represented, which inclnded almost
all the mines in the camp.
F. A. Wood, who was one of the
delegates who recently waited upon
the Minister of Mines, telegraphed lo
Mr. Hume in Victoria, explaining
the situation and asking why the
promise which he had recently given
the delegation was being disregarded.
This promise was that he. as Minister of Mines, would not enforce the
eight-hour law unless the pressure in
its favor became ao strong that he
could not ignore it.
As a result of the telegrams sent,
Inspector McGregor received a wire
yesterday morning to await further
instructions. At a late hour last
night he was still waiting, and, as
might be expected, was altogether
non committal at to the course he
thought the government would be
likely to uke in the matter.
In the conferences that have been
held by the mine owners the idea of
paving 13 50 for eight hours work
was not entertained. The miners,
on the oth'��r hand, it is generally
believed would not be willing to accept 12.80 or ��a00 a day for eight
hours work. The enforcement of the
law "would therefore mean a lockout
or a strike, either of which would be
disastrous to the interests of the camp
and would work a great hardship to
both the miners and mine owners.
negotiating for a site for a church,
to be built this summer. A substantial building that will cost not
less than 12,500 will be put up.
A skating rink will also be built in
the fall If not taken up as a private
enterprise a joint stock companv will
undertake the venture. A large,
modern structure thst could be used
as an auditorium in summer time is
needed and will pay handsomely.
Tbe school board is endeavoring to
obtain possession of the site upon
which the school stands, and as soon
ss the title can besecured an addition
is to be built to the present structure.
The city council is also contemplating some extensive work on the
creek and tha building of a good
deal of much-needed sidewalk as
well as other improvements.
Besides these buildings there are
several othar structures to be pot up
by individuals. Hammond Bros,
sre looking for a site for a livery
barn ; E. M. Sandilands is going to
do some building for outside parties;
F. A. Wood is contemplating a residence and office building at the foot
of the Last Chance tramway and
H. Byers A Co. and H. Giegerich intend to make some extensive alterations and improvements to tbeir
establishments to handle an increasing business. Altogether the coming season promises to be a much
busier one than last for the building
The Buildinfl Outlook.
This summer promises to be a very
busy building season in Sandon.
Work on the Ruth tramway and concentrator, which will employ from 25
to 40 men for several months, will be
commenced within 30days.
The Ivanhoe will also build a con-
oentlttor and tramway at a later
date, Inclose proximity to the Ruth
The K. 4 S. is credited with an
intention to build an engine house in
Sandon ss soon as the Nelson A Bed-
limrton road in completed.
Jack Madigan, from Three Forks,
who tried to paint the town in the
old-fashioned style, came before the
riolice magistrate on Wednesday
charged with abusing his horses,
with being drunk and with using
hsd language. His jag cost him 150
fine. A syndicate is being organized
in Three Forks to pay the amount.
Grant Thorburn, one of the Silver-
ton delegates who came up to engage
the band and base ball club and to '
advertise the celebration on the 24th
ot May, got into a racket in the Reco
hotel on Thursday morning and
wound up in the police court He
was assessed $5 and costs for being
drunk and disorderly and for using
Silverton phrases on the public street
in Sandon.
From Sandon.
Over the K. & S. for the week ending April 7.
Last Chance
Slocan Star
300 tons.
From Whitewater.
For tbe week ending April 7
Jackson 38
Whitewater 64
prom Three Forks.
For the week over the C. P, R.
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T.ie Presbyterian congregation is Queen Bese
Ontario Railways.
The Ontario government proposes
large grants to develop tbe northern
part of the province. It is proposed
to grant a subsidy of $480,000 for a
line of railway connecting with the
C. P. R. at Missanabie station and
reaching tide water at the mouth of
Noose river in James Bay, a distance of 240 miles. This will forma
wessterly route to the great inland
ses. In addition to the cash subsidy
a grant of 5,000 acres per mile of
railway constructed is proposed to be
given out of lands through which
the railway may pass.
A similar subsidy of 92,000 per
mile, $350,000 in all, together with
a land grant is proposed to be given
to tbe James Bay railway, which,
starting at a point near Sudbury is to
be pushed forward in the direction of
Lake Abittibi and will form an easterly trunk line to the Hudson's Bay,
a distance of 175 miles. This line is
expected to open up a very large
tract of agricultural land * in the
vicinity of Lakes Temisearning snd
Other important railway grants are
set fourth in resolutions as lollows:
To Haliburton, the Whitney A
Mattawa, between Haliburton and
Whitney a distance not exceeding 30
miles, cash subsidy ��3,000 per mile,
The Ontario & Rainy River railway, from a junction with the Purt
Arthur, Duiuth A Western railway
to Fort Francis, a distance not exceeding 75 miles, a cash subsidy of
$4,OJ0 a mile. ��505,000
To the Central Ontario railway,
from Ormsby or Coe Hill to a point
at or near Bancroft, a distance not
exceeding 20 miles, a cash subsidy
of 13 000 a mile, $60,000.
The Central Counties railway,
from Glen Robertson to Vankleet
Hill,' a distance not exceeding 14
miles, a cash subsidy of $2,000 a
mile, i;28,000.
The Ont trio. Belmont A Northern
railway, from tbe northern terminus
thereof in a direction of the townships of Belmont and Lake, a dis
tance not to exceed seven miles, st
the rate of $3,200 a mile, 122.400.
company's local yards at Kansas
City, and thence to a switch by the
roundhouse and into the possession of
the master mechanic.
A carload of crushed gold ore looks
like a lot of course yellow sand, and
this particular carload bad beeu
knocked about and disrespected as a
car of common sand should be. When
the officials were notified that the
tracer had chased the car onto the
master mechanic's track they sent
him a note asking about the disposition of the car, giving its number.
The master mechanic turned the
note over and endorsed it on the
back: "The car contained a poor
quality of sand. Some of it I used in
the sand boxes of the engines, but it
was notservicable, so I had it scat
tered along the right of way." The
railroad paid the smelter il80 a ton
for the "bad sand."
What a Ton of Gold ia Worth.
Sanded the Track with Gold Rock.
The average railroad official, from
the president down to the section
bias, is thoroughly conversant with
the work that comes in his department, but the following incident
shows that even the higher officials
make mistakes.
Several months ago a Kansas City
company bought a carload of crushed
ore in Mexico. Advices were duly
received that the ore had been ship
ped���20|tons of it. Weeks passed
and the ore did not come. The
smelting company then appealed to
the general agent of the road. The
general agent gave it up. Along the
line the question was asked until it
reached an official who started out a
tracer for tbe carload of ore. A
tracer is a document on which every
agent, train conductor, checker, and
vp *_*__���_���_: ���__>�� *���* *��y *
thiag to do with tha aMpmiat mm*
mhrhe-ce be took tt aod where he
laid it down. From the mine In
Mexico the car of ore was traced
from junction pel ut to junction poTot
until it was wclf within the railroad
A paper published in one of the
mining sections of the North West
"Some of our esteemed journal is
tic friends have pointed the linger of
corn at a recent headline in these
colums which spoke of ore running
��500.000 to the ton. The i say that a
ton of pure gold, at $20.67 an ounce,
would amount to only ���496,080, As
the chief mission of this paper in this
world uf error is to bold the truth
before all men as a shining light,
we pause to point out that they are
There is no ton in troy weight.
A ton avoirdupois contains 2.U0U
pounds, each pound containing 16
ounces, and each ounce 437} grains.
It follows that there are just 14,004
000 grains in a ton. An ounce, rroy
weight, contains 480 grains, and a
brief exercise in simple division will
demonstrate that there are 29.166J8
troy ounces in a ton avoirdupois. At
920.67 per ounce, tbe value of a ton
ufa ton of pure gold is 1602,896. It
is to be hoped that subscribers who
may discouer a ton of gold about
their premises will not permit themselves to be victimized bv the short
weight gentry who say there are
only 24,000 troy ounces in a ton."
Sand Mines m Pennauloania.
There sre all kinds of mines  in
Pennsylvania.   The greatest are, of
course, the iron and coal mines, but
few people would guess that the next
extensive  mining  Industry   is   the
sand mines in western Pennsylvania
These mines are rarely underground
however,  and   many  of them art*
viewed with wonder bv passengers
on   the  Pennsylvania ' approaching
Pittsburg.     Whole  mountains  are
being dug away, and   the granular
rucks forming them are being  re
driced to sand for the manufacture of
glass in and about Pittsburg.
"Suppose I tell you, dearest,  thst
mv father  has  lost sli bis money
What will you do ?" *
verified/'1 "* * *lhe 8t��ry can to
asked the
"What would you say, ���������,��� u���.
fair theosophist, "if I should tell you
that I was born in Egyrjt thr__
thousandvearsago?"    ***     "*
n'Sft. -_ii_je,ptrty ^d��*<**<*.
71 snouia certainly aav rh.. *..,.'.
don't look tt."
mJ  that you
In the year 1700 there �������
one newspaper In the United Staii.
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it letterheads
9 Lahor Receipt*.
1      Time Checks,
<jf Voucher*,
Etc., Etc.,
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**WJ��l��&i THE PAY8TBEA&, SANDON, B. C, APRIL 8,  1899.
HKW tmSVKlV* f'ttl.KltK.tTION.
It I*rnints��ps   to  l��*   ot   t'ntisuar int. not
willt 111* I'wrs*.*   ����������! slrtii.vofTli.il,.
"If anyone is impressed with the idea
that Seat Denver will allow the 24th of
May to go by and not celebrate it us tha
townspeople bave wont to do, they
should have attends! the meeting held
in Bosun hall Saturday night to complete
arrangements for the celebration," trSya
the New Denver Ledge. Continuing
it adds:
Six months ago the citizens of New
Denver gave notice that this town would
eelehrate tlie Queen's Birthday. Last
year, out of respect for sister towns, and
iu avoid a conflict of interests, our
citixeu* kindly withdrew and allowed the
celebration at Silverton to lie made the
success it ought lo have been. This After
the fad had already been ad i/ertised that
New Denver pntnoiiara would bubble
u\er on that day. But this will not lie
tbe case this year. Sew Denver will
celebrate *s she never ha* celebrated ba>
fore And tbe fact thst the citisens are
enthusiastic ami determined to malo*
the event a sueeee*, such it will surely be.
Already notice* have been sent to the
citisens of neighboring rowns, and a
cordial invitation extended to all ro par
tii ipste with u*�� in making the day one
long to he remembered. I'lan* are al-
ready working to have with us on thai
dav several hand red of the dtb���tsi of
Nelson, many from Ka��lo,Saridun,Slo>*an
City, BflvertOtt, Nakusp and waypoints.
After lb* kindly f<>���liitj' rngei doted by
the visit ��pf rhe New Bern r Band r��
Nelson brei year, accompanied by the
t**iti load. Of our citiftcns, and their
heerfjr i*o operation tbere, ii i* hut
unabl to expect a return of com pi i
19 Iroar thst city, So it ought to be
wilh tin* eftbieaS Of the other town*
named, and *o it will tie
The nt.-etttttf Sanirdsy night was attended by aUait AO of oor efthrens, and
u .�� presided over by Wm. Thomlinson.
Oival entherOSSnr wa* appurent and rhe
sippgan ery Of all was tocetobmreaaceuwi'
fairy. Kittle time eras lost in rompli-
mentarlee.   _very man was ready for
Knnitwmm. A. K Ka uqtlfcr was chosen
president of the celebration committee;
wtn* rbomliiisoo. vie* preen lent; iobjtt
\\ iliiams. s��H-r��*iary. ami Q-tflier Gibbs,
**< Ihe llank of Montreal, rreamirer. On
ihe esartitive coot���llttre the foUcarlog
i>>-.��- named: ('has. Nelson, Anges M��
Gilthray, Chas. Greenlee, II. J. Kobe
and Joii'n Aylwin.
Thia com'mirree was given powe. t<>
add to their number, and to transact all
business in con aw lion with the eelebra
The minor rOmmitton will l?e appointed by rhe executive commute, such a?
the tommiltcexon sjs��rts,entertainment,
reei prion, ere.
It is early %*er to even foreshadow whar
will be the drawing esrdi for the day.
Thee will Ik* I be usual field anpl aquatic
Sports; the homa band will probably Ih��
munsied by rhe Bandon or Kelson band:
basei>aII, football, lawn tennis ami
possibly a lacroaae game will hs playeil.
and m'rhaits rhe usual drilling cOOtSSt
and it tmr-of*war will Ih* given. Tbe day
will ��pe closed with a hand concert and
dance in Uosun hall.
With **_ndy McKay for anchor man.
New Denver's tug-ofwar team will pull
tho world
As urU attempt to stem asnowslide ,i-
to gel in the way of tin- Queen's Birthday eiebration at New Dee vet.
The local foot hn 11 team prill ns In mi*
cellent  coiiditkm   bv Mas   t4th.   The
oppppeing team will have a hard go.s
In a few days there will be boHSI and
scrappers and men at work at the bead
ol Slocan  avenue  pulling in  Shape the
baseball grounds.
II J. I'obie went to Nelson on sjondaj
ami has wireil the celebration committee
that he has Interviewed rhe ba��*hal!
ream,hose learn end Other pjlbltc insiilu
tions nnd has received encouragement
from all.   Tbe base ball learn  will play
s   ow��^r!Z,ii i'MU' ���nd����eif0_t  ��_eons, covering the large area of 554
hub  bIJ K togetupahub-and-  acres.   These are staked out on what
J,;*?    rsee,   netween    Nelson,, in known as the Gold Range, a moun-
h.   ��mm i   *5_fc    ^ pun,e, of $10�� wi,��  tai,,0U8  "*���<�����  ��t ��W-h ^e of the
M ottered.   Nelson is ready to come,
Sainton will come and Kaslo is thinking
(il_in*  *t m
a'pout it.
The mateb *ame of baseball between
Bandon an Nelson will be a hot one.
The purse . 1 he |125; t]0o to the winner, |25 to the loser.
It has not been definitely settled, and
we are not authorised lo state that there
will be a baby show as one of the principle hi-producta of the Slocan.
In less than half an hour Monday
morning the committe having in charge
the subscription paper fjr the 24th of
May celebration had secured $300.
For muscle and music New Denver is
noted. Combine the two and a celebration wUI be held that will surpass that
of Greater New York���in many respects.
A conservative estimate olaces the
amount that will be raised for the Slocan
Lake celebration on Mav 24th, New
Denver, at 1700. When the matter of
celebrating was first mooted it was said
that $300 could not be raised.
It might be well for those who insist
that New Denver has no right to appropriate the 2-1 th of May on which to
Boeoric ber patriotism, to understand
that See Denver celebrated that day as
early ss 1806, when sister towns were in
the woods.
The Uniform Rank K. of 1*. of Sandon
and Nelson srtfl undoubtedly put in an
a; pearaoos, as will also the brother
Knights of lesser rank. The Odd Fellows are j.lso booked for New Denver and
with them (possibly a musical organization.
Last year ail the camps in the Slocan
eeJebratod their favorite holiday. New
Denver's eitlseei co-operated with all.
This year New Denier will celebrate and
invit**e all other camps tocotne and bring
tbe habit*s.
K.J. L. Boas, representing ihe Brown
Syndicate of LanesStor, zinc-ore buyers,
is making a trip through the Slocan
getting bold of such sine ore as he is
able to find.   Two oar toads were taken
ibis greek  from   the   Monitor,   Three
���ICOTTIMH ( olomai. uor.i* fields
rtprrnl   Mooting
or (he
Ar rhe annual meetiiiir. held in Kdin-
borgh, 00 Match Itrd. of the Scottish
Colonial Gold Field*, whose mine*, are
situated OO I "arjn*nter creek, a few inilo
past of See Denver, the chairraan, in
moving the adoption of the manager's
report, discussed tin* leading' iteroain
the accounts, and explained rbat the
interesr*��of the company were not appreciably altered since last general
meeting. Alluding to the item Of run
paid directors' fees, be stated that
k,'P| inir in view the position of tlie
company, arid that np to tbe present nn
retain had l��een made to the sbarnhold
era, flip- director* bad decided that until
tie oempanv was placed nponadtvid*
end -paying basis, they wouiil not draw
mora than half fem As to an item p>i
1 ''.,'PP'iif temporary loans, these had
b,.,.ii given for s period of three year-;.
Interest wis paid upon them at ths rate
of eitrht par cenl . which was s reasonable rat,' for a mining- loan. Besides
the interest, tho lenders might have a
possible conrlngenl interest in the
profits nn flotation The chairman
devoted the remainder of his Speech r<p
describing the impressions he derived
from n visit to which Mr Slater, a co-
director, and himself paid to tbe British
Columbia property of the company in
August aud Beptemberof last year In
this connection he said: "The mines
ami claims in which the company is
Interested are In the Slocan division of
Western Kimteirav. B 0.   As stated in
ihe report, thaw are 90 claims, nil coll*
peaks reach an altitude of over 10,000
ft.    This region   forms  tbe   central
mountainous district of British Columbia, running; nearly north and south,
and lying between the Rocky mountains
on the east, and the coast range on the
west     rhe claims are situated near the
mining village of Three Forks    Thev
extend southwards from the river called
Carpenter creek (which at this point is,
approximately, >,000ft above sea level)
and  tbey rise to the summit of the
mountains, nearly 7,000 ft. high.   An
excellent wagon road winisnp the hillside following for fully half the distance
the course of Howson creek or river, a
tributary of, and flowing northwards
into. Carpenter creek    The principal
workings are in two steep valleys or
basins, known as the Alamo basin and
the Idaho basin, which both run down
in a northerly direction towards How-
son  creek,( the  watershed or divison
between the two basins being formed
by a sharp pointed shoulder or hog-back
The Alamo and Idaho veins were struck
on the surface at the  summit of the
mountain.   The trees form a valuable
adjunct to tbe mine, large quantities of
timber being required for supporting*
tin; tunnels and for building purposes,
etc.   The  declivity of the  bilh is an
important factor in tbe valne of mines,
tunnelling from the  hillside  being a
much   simpler and   more  economical
method of mining than sinking shafts
'���In our mines the veins have not yet
been proved to a great depth There
are. however, rich mines being worked
iu the vicinity of tbe concentrator at
an elevation of onlv 300 ft above the
level of the river. There are aim out
crops of mineral and workings with
good showings of ore in every direction, high and low, and one cannot
travel by road or rail without seeing
evidences, every few hundred yards, of
mines being opened up It is* reasonable, therefore, toexpect that the Idaho-
Alamo veins will go down to great
depth. It is our manager's intention to
do some prospecting work on these
lower claims when the snow disappears
in spring It is proposed to divert part
of the stream and to carry a sluice for a
sufficient distance in order ro wash the
surface at various points, in the expectation of exposing mineral outcrops,
which are in most cases only covered to
a depth of a few feet wirh what is locally
known as 'wash '   During the past six
months, Mr. Hughes, their manager,
baa been negotiating with the smelters
for a lower freight and treatment rate,
and we have  mat heard  that he has
been successful in obtaining a reduction of $15 per ton.  The smelters are
all very anxrous to get the' Idaho ore, as
it contains a large percentage ot silica.
I waa informed by ope of the chiefs of
tbe Canadian Pacific Railway that they
would smelt our ores at cost price in
order to secure our traffic.   There's,
however, another factor which ought
very soon to have an important bearing
on the future prosperity ot our mines.
I refer to the likelihood that we shall
have another railway competing with
tbe C.P.R, brought up to a point only
a few hundred feet below tne level of
our present workings.   The new line,
the Great Northern Railroad, will, it is
expected, start from Sandon, about five
miles up Carpenter creek, and situated
at an altitude of 8,000 ft.  above sea
level.   This company has its present
terminus at Sandon, and it is anxious
to bave its share of the mineral traffic
of our district.   The new line has been
surveyed up to tbe Idaho, and ft would
have an easy gradient.    As to the
future, keeping in view the disappointment experienced in connection with
the prospects held out at last general
meeting of the distribution of a dividend, the directors were mast unwilling
to give any definite promise of the payment of a dividend ont of the profits ot
the current year.  They, however, held
a high opinion of tbe value of the two
principal pro|��erties in which the company were interested.   Tbe Lake Way
mine would moat likely enter into the
producing stage during the course of
the year, and the time had now all but
arrived when they  would be able to
offer the shareholders an interest in a
thoroughly developed property, which
they bad every confidence would return
good dividends.   If he did not make
any promises of ao early dividend, it
was from no want of confidence in their
capacity to do so.   On the contrary, he
considered the early possibilities* of a
dividend   were  excellent.   Thev   had
been able not only to meet ail their
liabilities and  to  largely reduced tbe
contingent liabilities on shares held in
other concerns, but they had also at this
moment a considerable sum of cash in
hand.   Although that sum waa not con-
I sidered as profit in the accounts, it wss
{so in reality, being a return from one of
j their investments, and it represented an
; interest equal to 5 per cent, on the issued
j capital of the company."
To the Ladies of
Sandon and
GREETING:��� Wfi have on hand
about 400 pain of Ladies' and Children's
shoes which we are to dispose of at a
sacrifice in order fo 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.
fi R* ATHERTON CO., Ltd,
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'1   ' THK I'AYSTKMK. SASIH.X. I. >  . AI'KII. s. tm
The   Paystreak.
Ii tamed every Saturday in Sandon, in the heart
of the greatest White Metal camp oa earth.
Subscription      - - f*J.tt��ayear
Strictly in advance.
Address: Thk Paysthkak.Sandon,B.C.
SANDON. B.C.. APRIL 8, 1899.
Last year, about this time, Sir William
Van Horne threw down his glove and
challenged Jim Hill, Mr. Have and the
otbei great railroad magnates to do their
worst.   Sir William fairly glistened in
the splendidness of his isolation.   He
defied the whole   railway aggregation.
He refused to discuss peace with them
until after tbey bad capituated. As the
year wore on, however, and as tbe tight
progressed, Sir William receded somewhat from the haughty position be had
taken. It became possible for the representatives of the other railways to see
him and his agents and later on he even
deigned to discuss terms of settlement
with them. Finally he came right down
from his perch and talked straight business. Then a settlement was arrived at
and the great cut-rate war of 1898 came
to an end.
And now it looks very much as if we
were to have another big rate war thi*
year. But the disturbing factor on this
occasion is not Sir William Van Home,
but Jim Hill, the president of the Great
Northern. We notice that Sir William's
emissaries have gone to Chicago to rue
for peace, but they cannot find the
enemy there. When last heard from
they were on their way to St. Paul, the
headquarters of tbe Great Northern and
the home of its celebrated president.
What the result of their negotiations it
headquarters may be time alone can tell,
but we anticipate* it will be no easy matter to settle the differences thatexisit
between the C. P. R. and the Great
The war is already on. The Great
Northern has cut its "rates to the toast
and the C.P.R. will lie obliged to follow
suit. Rate-cutting promises to become
general-within a short time. This certainly will happen unless Mr. Hill can
lie called off. The exciting cause of last
year's war was alleged secret rate-cutting
by the Northern Pacific and Great
Northern' Railways. The trouble this
year is of quite a different nature. British Columbia is the storm-centre. The
Great Northern has a spur from Spokane, running into the rich mineral
district of southern British Columbia.
The outlook for business is so promising
that Mr. Hill is seeking to extend his
lines in several directions throughout
British Columbia. In the first place, he
wants a charter 'rom the Dominion 8ov-
ernment for his so-called Kettle River
Railway. The C. P. R. is opposing his
application. Sir William was the means
of defeating the project during the last
session of Parliament He is preparing
to kill the (project again when it comes
up, as it will come up, during the present session. Mr. Hill does not intend to
waste all his powder at Ottawa, nor is he
going to wait till Sir William haa. outwitted him More he begins the fight.
The cut-rate announced bv the. Great
Northern a week ago is the first shot that
has been fired over the Kettle River pro
iect this season. The battle promises to
be a fierce one. Jim Hill has put on his
war paint and feathers. He is proper-
ing for a war to the knife. His plan oi
campaign is many tided. It is not limited to a mere cut in rates. Mr. Hill has
started an agitation to discredit the C
P. R. in the United States. He has
secured the .aid of several influential
journals in the west try excite the Aineri
can 'public againsttbeCP.lt. On one of
St. Paul papers be has appointed an
editor who ia specially qualified to carry
on the fight againpt the big Canadian
corporation. There is no doubt that
Mr. Hill has it in his power to greatly
injure the C P. R. as far as the ITnited
States business is concerned. V\ ben the
American's learn of Sir WitttomJan
Home's attempts to keep the Ureal
Northern out ot Canada tbey will not ne
disposed to treat the C.P.R. vtith mnoh
consideration. President Hill has excellent material to work on in exciting
antipathvagainsttheC P. R. ifl United
States territory. We aro not astonished
to see that Sir William Van Home bus
taken fright and has sent an emissary to
St. Paul to sue for peace, rroui what
we know of President Hill, we helm*;'
that the withdrawal of the C.P.R -
opposition to the Kettle liiver Railway
will be a condition precedent to SdJ
settlement    ot    the   dispute.-Toronlu
AN   BUSHY   l>   DtS-O-Hl.
The Rossland Miner is pursuing a
campaign of slander against the C. P.
B. under the guise of warfare on
monopoly. We ..re told to beware of
the Greeks when they come bringing
present* and those whose sympathies
are appealed to by our co&tcmporar)
have much reason to be suspicious of
the motives actuating it* present
course. The Miner, it is scarcely
necessary to say, is the property,
body arid bones, of Mr. Angus*
Heinze, a gentleman roo well known
in British Columbia to lie described
to our readers. Mr. Heinze is a verv
enterprising speculator, against whom
personally the Globe has nothing to
say; but that his organ should parade
in the garb of socialism is really too
funny tor expression. When the C.
P. R. bought out Mr. Heinze's interest
in the Trai! smelter and the Columbia
% Western Railway Company, tbe
Miner was either overlooked or not
wanted, and now it is being used t-p
further Mr. Heinze's interests in other
directions. The Miner's posttfon will
be better understood when are el
plain that Mr. Heinze is suing the
C.P.R. Co. fur a large amount in connection will the recent pnretmseof
his interests; that be is one A, it not
the leading spirit in the smelting
combine recently organized in tht
United States, which is in deadly
opposition to the smelter atTrail; and
that Mr. Heinze is associated with
Mr. Corbin and others in securing a
charter to tap the Boundary country
in opposition to the C. P. It No .no,
therefore, need be surprised at w hat
the Miner may sav in opposition to
that or any Canadian institution
which may stand in the wa> oi Mr.
Heinze's designs in this countrv. The
truth of the matter ts. the Rowland
Miner, an excellent paper in manv
ways, is simply the agent tnd month
piece of men, who, us capitalists
monopolists and aliens, are endeavor*
ing to exploit the riches of British
Columbia in their own interests. It
exists in Ripssland for that purpoM
aud no other. As a bright, newsy
newspaper, backed up by American
capital nnd brains, it has outside of
Rossland and vicinity a certain infln
emu, it lieing wrongly npposed U'
represent the views of that important
d strict, and is therefore all the more
dangerous. We want rhe public,
however, to understand the real 'acts
��� f the case. Mr. Heinze. st head Of
the great smelter combine, l�� doing
his best to crush the smelting industry in British Columbia, and a* a
partner of Mr. Corbin, for a similar
end in view, is endeavwlng to secure
a charter for a raifway zig lagging
the International boundrrry in order
to tap here and there the mines of
Southern Yale and divert the ores,
which should be smelted in British
Columbia, to the United States. The
Rossland Miner's denunciation of rhe
C.P.R. as a njonopoly ���nd an ootopoj
is tio more that] Mr. Htfntw^ pj��n "f
campaign pelt of ail orgamzeplcn-
M.iracy-to enrich himself and hi**
associates et the ex-mso <>fthi* coon
wt\ For the Miner, nnder tlteee ��r*
eurnstaneea, to assume the attjt��we of
pious ablx-rrence ot the <M\i. to not
onlv to render ridicrirVri* in the eyes
ol the people, but toolaoe the litter
on the alert in guard Ing and eonaei *
in.* their <>wn interest.*, for;hetn*rtdvi*v.
The Miner is an enemy in lire eamp.
Noons would accuse the C. I R.
sny more than sny other corporation
of initiating sndoowtrocling fmgmj
enterprises from pure m��>u*e�� a
philanthropy; but it may be pointed
din that the people uftMs enertry
baveefileient centre! over tin** ttttr*
poratlon through rhe medium <���<��� their
parliaments, while it Is diflicah to
discern N>er the powerful tnonofoly
composed ppf rhe Hcinfe-Cbrbln syntH
c.i*,, which isdnraieMad In a foreign
city, snd wheseTpperetlopa ere eUrrofr
ed to drawing f-rib the wealth of our
ProvlOMmV the enrichment of thai
city, can be controlled. --Victoria
Globe.  ,
.lOTHM."*   rru��M   MfMITriWATr.M.
Many properties are being epeaed up
in the vicinity of this camp
Tin- sea nseager p��f the Deep * i
Mr McLauchlan. a gentleman >��< tail
experience le mining raatten
There are mlli tbt feet of rhe rem ll  *
ol the beautiful Still wirh it*    The sea
see is very backward according to >pM
Mr Fred HUI, trw pnpelaraeeeaatanl
fnr tbe ft ���"' ��� *��� x" Minos, Ltd,faal
presenl inttreea*! nrjisexpcctedrbecti
Maoy Ins properttee art* coming r��*
the front,and thoaepe**plo who l.nagitw*
ibar ��*������ am going tn vtcate thi�� heauli
ful tovrasits  i        Rite d-t\  nr�� S4<{|.
The Whitewater mine ha* began
operations on a large *t*aie    M
there is viipI to >n*   *.,r I
ami it i- very Hket*.   tUttl this fores *tU
Uo v.i*nv increased
Mr !J*fH.��. the managm sf R K
Browns Interests here, ha. goee t<��
Portland, fire., whore ha ��*��H aaseroe
rim management of K K Browa's Inter*
oat in that ceentrji
The HilMd ��� km aa aseepttonaUy
x*."d shewing    Moat *pf tbe stock m the
arty is owned in  Mo-sland.  ton
there w �� gntaii*   number A stare*
located smengpartlfM befringing here.
The Whitewater Is nor in full Man
employini about i to tntm, nml u h to
be hoped that th ��� ng <��f the sight,
bottr law srtU not Interfere with rh<*
bright nutlooh that extabere The
loiners by a large majority iu this camp
favor the old 10-hour dav and the id
hour pay also.
pfSfSa   Will   frnto.f   in   Xmtn.
The   Previeehd   <��nvr<rnm��nt    ;.������*>.I
laws to pr��i*e��t tto* smplojfannl ���f
Chinese and .laipaxeaa <���*��� setni*paMlr
��<prk. sad In nndefgrourKl coal rainlns
Japanese Consul -.p-m-*,,! Hldminesi
stetei thai his empire's fofehm mo,.-'-
snd smhssssihir ia Rotrfaodwill tntaUui'
������������ll npon tb.. Imperial sethoriUsa m
Instmcl ths Dominion Ooserarnwii to
v.'t'p the legl#lation insofar as ,t affvcti
Japsnees. In riea A the rwwniUon be
iheemplmol the fullcoionlal riahtsof
self*tieyarnm����nl on inintfin ef internal
porjey, it i�� thought that both tr> Im-
pp-ri.ti snd Dominion iinthoriio*s will ,b'-
cime tpp Intsrfsm,
PiMdmaster Mol^~|lort nU.*v,* ,
dsfleit red.,c..d from 1781,0001,, lira? le
f47.oooin iww; sad the number of l.*t
tern w nt Uikpuj-Ii *bp* mails e����* U it,..*
of the previous ypar bv II iskiuni
I    "to   ��**!�����    tmUt    IUMIMS,,
The -ondoa Pleanclal Tmm .av
its iwu�� of Mareh i*     "The.li ...,.���,]'
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have dtHdansl a dlrldend ,.i t��   .
to shareholder* on rhe f.���;���--. -' ���,.* ',
iOSt   and payable on! 1st p,,��v      j,,*,
equivalent to 20 |wr ct-m   it *,n*^
more    lhau sit MM len_t:..   -, ,,ltU f
pfaMS rhe BOSSB tlioi*.  In the frusi rink
in l.-pii��loi��.   A* an esau.j!.-       ,H j t
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when vou want fh<-,M,S> THK iWVSTItKAK, S.VNDDN, B. C, APRIL 8,   1899.
THK lejrTKnritiHr- IIKAL.
The H��r���� ItepnrUPfl to  bx*  Closed---1>��.*-
��� i P|pIIimp xtt III.* I'r..|..-i t�� ,
The sale of the Knterpri��e mine ha*
been semiofficially announced, and the
only thing thst now ia hanging lire ie tbe
(payment of the money io Ihe owners.
Until ibis ia made, which wil! {probably
!*��� witniu the next week, the tola will
not l��e officially reported. But it is
learned from a source that is UPidotihted
ly reliable that tbe action of segiosers
for tbe London and B. C. Obrporsttoa ie
taking the mine haa been confirmed st
l-ondon headquarters, and rhe cash pay
moot will be made at once. The price
hi rsporbid to be |75u/wo.
The Knterprise ia tho most extensively
��� |p veloped property on Slocan lake, und
by many is looked on as one of the big
mines in the Slocan, having ore reserves
st-Hdenl ro laat many years. There ate
two claims in the group, the Slocan
Queen end Knrerpri**., both of which are
crown granted. Thev atsre located on
July 18th and 19th. IfaM, by tt. I. Kirk
wnod snd J. L. McKinnon, who weVe
profiteering the country from the Cody
divide. Ihey fottltd rich llo.it upon rh��-
snrfsce, on we south aid** of Ten .Mile,
and tracing it up uncovered tbe vein,
which was afreninrils traced along the
face oi the hill to eiti>er direction. There
is ai.oinef v.'in, much larger, ��l��out 400
feet fa rhe Srest and '*ar.'d}elins the Nip.
I l��*a��I, but n��* work haa I***.'!! done on il.
beyond the demonamtion ihal it carrie*
C tncentrariog ratueS. The -mailer vein
i* a tone Bsense, and can U* ea**ily traced
the entire distance of the group The
gattjrw*, s*hat hi?!., there h of it. is
Calk Iwini* a .titrk mfrsS���QI
granite, shading Into ths syenite charac
i -!!������ oi lb.. ticii;b>^prhtPO*i. Tbe OVS i"
|p����tb flue sad mares j*mipped ptalena.
earryinjf M mrmf amount of mo. blende,
whip b holds tb* u>t silver values. I* ia
generallv new*! on ihe f��poiw��H.
A piii��b��'�� < p* port jrfvea these parties
larsi   Rlrtvrond   a*A   HcKlnnon   kepi
Ibis Urol a ���*��� ret tor a lino . but upon th<-
news gptttog oni a rush ro the m*�� camp
r.*��ttiO'd ami   ninny   floe   > hums   were
Ii. ��ted,   Txtuottj*   them   I*t4ns   th*  Ions
Malnm, Ohio, Bomlltohler, Nee
%, * j,     \',n-t coicb l*��torious work,
a* *o j !i���� Itad r< be ��aken from Sea
Ul ver l-v   row I*at   to   Jen'.Mile and
then \*ax k�� p! hj   the men  up the rough
creek, rhe loeaioi*. eomtneneed develop-
menr. Martini* two tunnels, snd making
a number of  open  puts. e-p'pSlng the
vein and clean era right to IliS surface,
\ Imil was hotS". up Ihe creek Strd many
t-tber preliminary  duties,  stiended ipp
The property became much talked shottl
anp| the invariably  Ipijfh ssasva **���
ssrved to strsagtlien the high repute o
the rind.   In i>ctober, iv.'.. J. A. Finch
t<pok a bond of|f(|OOOofl the group, mak*
iiiK a 10 \n*r ecu I payment .lown.    Heal
Ones pur afpireeof men on. earring out a
good |stp-'k-trail miipI putting up the rteee*
sarv buildings. Dnrtng rhe mason of I80n
be shipped IWpp Ciir Ipm.Iip of OTP from the
KnterpriPH* to'tlie Omaha smeller, th<- re
turns of whirl) were  paip|  Me*jars. Ki k
woo��l and   McRiunnn.     Tbe shipim-nt
netted about flLMO, orfWKjwr ton. This.
conaidering the cost of .packing down n-
thp�� lakeamlhitfb ehufgM.sr*M considered
inatvelous. aopI  demonstrated  rhe im
msnse  possibilities p-i   mining in t!*���-
Sranilt* Ml of Slocan  hike, whieh  bat*
tines been maple certain by the great
���oeceei attained by the ����|H*roror** <��f the
TIip' bond was taken 00 by Mr. Finch.
Hnfl since then general development bus
lw*en carried out systematically and al
rnosi eontinnottsly. Upwards ppf I.<xk>
lona of ore have heen rdiipped, psyinji
evcty expense ��n��l leaving a haodaome
>'p.iit to tli��* good In the summer ol
IH97 a Wfigon  rppml   wipp* built  fpom the
ink. to ih,. mine, a distance ��>< p'itrht
utiles, which greatly lessened Ihe cert p>t
transportation, A fine wharf and pp<>
M.epl nnd ehnte were built *��t th< land
ii��ir. iuppI larger dumps, ehutes, offices
and hunk lippiir-es st the mine.   In June
of that year D. \I. Hayman, a leadinfl
mining msn in Colorado, purchased a
naif interest tn the Enterprise upon the
advice <pf l>. U\ Bronton,of Aspen, Col.,
a prominent mining engineer. Mr
Hyman paid 1300,000 lor his purchase.
Since then there have.been related
effort* made by notside parlies to secure
control ipf the group.
Al the present time the buildings on
tne propsrty arc coramop|?ous and up-to
date. \ u( 'levebppment haa taken place
in the mine, giving ore reserve* un-
equsiled by any other Sloesn property
and ��ieni(pr.Htratinir the m<wt continuous
and extensive ore chute yet uncovercil in
the wp'ft. Workings of %'arious nature
have been Opened up on the vein from
��� ���fie end of the group to the other, am! all
Srseoanected hygOOd tr)*ilnaml furnished with blaeksmirhshops.ore flump* and
other permanent works.  The vein has
been proven to a vertical depth of more
than QOO feet and 1,500 feet in length.
There are Seven tuniK-ls, ami these wirh
their upraises and connections,and various shafts, give slant -f��000 feet of drifting. M����t ppf the work has been done
on the Sioean Queen claim, proving the
rein t<�� descend with regularity While
an average width p>J elean ore is given at
one toot, there are several places which
���bow threefeel <��f the whipping article.
OttSortWO fault* have lieen met with
*u)pl  successfully  passed  through  and
there are bttt   few   place* where the .ire
does n<pt *)m�� continually. No I tunnel
la io 100 feet, No. 2, H00; Sfo. '���'.. 800; in*
termediste, ���>; No.5,800; Bta.6,125;
No ", a crosscut to eateh a new ehnte
esrposed by <�� test shaft near the top emi
of the Enterprise, '-*<*<�� ht*t. Ar the lak<-
landing ttrera n. 020 tons of ore in bulk
and fullv 1^00 tons on the dump* at the
mine. In almoet all the works tbe ore
is left Standing Intact. Preparations for
staffing has been made in rwo p>r t'orep*
..: t .e tunnels, giving rtKpui for 200 men
to is- worked.
A conservative estimate places the
smonnl of ore l>lo��-ked our at iO.OOOto���s,
which at the net returns snpplied at ri*>t.
,.[ pM pet t<��n, rives a fairly good idea of
tho richness of the Bnterpri e. In the
v.* 5 tnnmd the vein splits off, the two
f����rka carrying nine inenea of dean ore.
tin via .��! tne Kntorpriseclaim oarries
.- -���-ii'i.- !.��� native ufver, smelterre*
tarns ol 108 minces having ,-e.*n obtained. The lead ��!���� amounts to 18 pp-r
rwnt. Not (toe-half ot the surface
l.a* yet lieen tested, snd it will be some
- srs beforesinklne on rhe vein will Im��
necessary. The mine is in a position ro
pay immediate ami lasriug dividends',
Sufficient to place it in the front rank.
rriKi: IRXtU I'KKTirif ��tks.
N��i��ipv Iism U*����n giieu by tiie Minister
,��i \|nu-�� '���That an individual tree
miner's certificate taken out or renew**!
Iwf,.rp> the i*t May, lsjr.r. ;^ valid tot >
or m��pni year* fronp fhe date of is��t��e.
An individual fn*e miner's cerliflenlc
taken out or renewtsl after the I*-! M iy.
1880, anpl before tha 81st May. I8U9. wilr
be valid oi-'y until attcli :?l*t May. Tie-
fee lor each cert iflcate for snch fractional
psrt of the year will In*, prorata, pn��-
rpi lioiiate 10 the fee fo*1 the entire yea-
V ftntlie: free mlner**p erlliJcate may Ip.
taken out. (biting from theSlat May. a;
midnight, i?*(;'*. ��n��l valid toroueo' mou
.....�� fiiiin  thai plate.    A   tahie will bv
iiistrihuted showing the  pronortkmate
rate to I*- eltarged tor free miners esr
lilicatea whieh are (ssned covering only
a jMPitiiPli of the vp'i.
The    \ |��tk****'    HUpppI**"-'!-
The full Judgement of Justice Martin
iu the American Boy litigation in winch
the appeal of William Braden from the
pieti-pon of Hon. <; B. Martin sachirf
commissioner of lands snd works w��r>
dismhsed, haa beenrmhllahed. Tbede
clsion of Justice Martin was based upon
s,., tion 27 nf th<' Mineral Acl Justice
Martin held that taken as a whole, section M7 mav he regarded as a provision
of the same nature a* the iMtutes ���
limitation, provided that in case any
mm  ha-* a.   ��latin  within a  pwscrlberj
time, f��r be forever barred, except in
case Of fraud on the part of tbe adverse
I m four year* "Id and mamma says
I'll soon ih? tall like papa was,
A i*��l wear a coat to bio; and lonsr,
Just like my brother William does.
I wonder where my i*ys is,
lie iiseti to lau*rh and play with me,
AhpI Innoes me up. oh! awful hia-h,
1 ill he was tired m tired could be,
U'i used to have Oh * such ��o*hI fnn,
When all his work woa�� done,and he
WduM t.ikc me In his txrm* and tell
S-t many pretly tale* to me.
One night he couldn't plav with me,
A lid wa* so sick���fib ! awful so.
And mamma cried, and looked so sad,
And so did brother William, too.
I wss so hMMMD  e that I cre|4
Away ii-.��t(iir-> j.ml couldn't play,
Then mamma came up very late,
And said my papa went away.
Hhe savs I'll m�� hliri verv *��>u.
Hut wlsy doet William turn away,
And !i��ok w> often out of doors ?
My mumma says I'll ki ow swaw dny.
- B Kelly,
A   I-Al'GH   IN   CHURCH.
She sat on the sliding cushion,
This deer, wee woman of four;
Her feet, in their shiny slippers,
Hung daijflingover the floor;
She meant to be good; she had promised,
And so, with her big, brown eves.
She stared at the meeting house windows
And counted the crawilng flies.
She looked far op at the preacher.
But she thouirht of the noney bees
Droning awav at the blossom!*
That whitened the cherry trees,
She thought of a broken basket
Where, curled in a dusky heap.
Three sleek, round puppies with frlitgy ears
Lay snuggled and fast asleep.
Such soft, warm oodles to cuddle,
Such (luecr little hearts to beat,
Such swift, round tongue* to kiss.
Such sprawling, cushiony feet;
She could feel in her clasping lingers
The touch of tbe satiny skin,
A nd a cold, wet nose exploring
The dimples under ber chin.
Then a *udilen ripple of laughter
Ban over the parted lips
S., .juifk that ��he could not catch it
W ith her rosy finger tips.
The people whL��pered : "Bfcais the child,"
As each one waned from a nap.
But the dear, wee woman hid her face
For "name in her mother's lap.
-Kttabnyg Times.
An Irishman was in the habit of getting drunk and the priest told him
when it occured again be would turn
him info a rat. Pat eame home one da-
drunk and said to Biddy his wife,
"Biddy, if yon ever loved' me love me
now. and w hen vou see me getting*
smaller and the hair commencing1 to
grow, for God's sake, Biddy, keep your
eves on the cat "
Americans who consider themselves
w .-Ii Informed really imagine that the
Governor-*1 ieneral rules Canada.
Their own   fellow-countryman, Sir
William Van Horne, knows who is the]
real ruler of (.'anana.
B-i rhe preside-! of the C.P B. is roo [
modest t'�� speak out.   So long as Sir j
William can retain his supreme power I
he does not care who is the ornamental
sovereign of his countrv, and therefore
'lu- regal airs of the Vice-Royal oouri
at Ottawa will increase  United States I
v.-iiteinpt for the down-trodden dwellers
in < anada
it  matters little to Canadians what
Americans think of them, hut this eoots-
try eannot exactly afford t���� he made
ridiculons hy Bideaa Halls sbsard im-;
itatip>ii*i "f real sovereignty ���Toronto I
Au ohl gravedigger.  who lived in a { mm_
rillagi at the foot of toe Grampians, jrsatxpbt _jjr%'T' "a i_��
-|au��Y   Etoctric nUl   ApR
Bel In and Light iu every room....
was one day*oomphlining about the dull
iie-.s of times
'Man. John, is trade lhat had wi*
ye:-*" said a sympathizing neighbor.
"Bad '" retiirnnd .hplin, bringing his
-'���iff down with au impatient gesture.
"I havens bnriad a leavtn sowl this sax
The Whitewater
h'w nip'ti.
Deep i�� working a
I,ar>>> and well tif.*hted Sample Rooms
Hourly Street Car l>etweeii hotel and
Station.   Free bus meets all traIns ,
Bs_toaabto Rate*.
The pioneer house of the City
First-f "lass in every particular
R. Cunning, proprietor*    Sandon
WHY   IS   IT?
Why is it that we spend our time
Day after day. week in, week out,
In doing things we would condemn
If done by others rouud about ?
Why is it we can aee so plain
The mote within a brother's eye
And be oblivious of the beams
That in our visnal organs lie?
Why to it, O. why is it r
Why is it, when a fellow takes
His dearest one to see the play,
He will repeat to her aloud
The nood things that the acton say ?
Of comae, tt may be that she's deaf.
And that It's hard for ber to hear;
But if that a ao, why is it he
Will purchase seats far in the rear ?
Why U It. O. why is It?
Why to it that a mar who seema
To be Intelligent, genteel,
Will spit upon the street car floor
And smear It round with his boot hesi *
Why is O that he cannot see
Hto naatinen fills with disgust
The other passengers and feel
That he �� being roundly cussed ?
Why to 0,0, why is If?
Why to it ladies crowd the streets
With dresses trailing on the walk ?
And gather microbes by the score
As np and down they proudly stalk ?
Why is it thev refuse to wear
Skirts that will clear the firth and dirt,
And that won't lug into their homes
Bacilli that do mortal hurt.?
Why to it.O. why la it ?
T. R. Deacon, manager Ontario Gold
Concessions, gives the results of bis
experience in prospecting with tbe
diamond drill in an article in the Rat
Portage Miner.   He says:
Three different kinds of drills are
made, one being what is called hydraulic
feed, or its thrust being produced by
hydraulic pressure; one having what is
called positive feed, or being forced forward S given distance in a given number
of turns, which ratio may be altered to
some extent; and one having spring
feed, its thrust being given by a spiral
spring, and which may be increased or
diminished at will by simply tightening
or loesening the nut that compresses the
spring. For this climatea nd tbe nature
or the rock to be bored 1 prefer tbe
Now, aa to tbe method of applying
the drill in prospecting, let us suppose
that we have what often occurs here, a
showing on the surface that seems to
some extent promising and yet we are
not sure whether there is any extent of
vein or whether it holds out in depth.
We want to find out at the least cost of
money and in the shortest possible time.
In a district or locality where there has
been considerable surface disturbance
and in a position to be to a certain extent
positive of the nature of our deposit. If
we sink a shaft to a depth of 100 feet the
total cost will be very close on $3,000
and the time consumed will be at least
four months. If the shaft is made large
enough and properly timbered it will
cost more aod take longer. If the property turns out good then the shaft is all
right, but if not we are out tbe $3,000.
With ths stun* amount of money 10
holes might have been bored with a
diamond drill to the same depth at intervals of say 10 feet apart along the
strike of the vein and the vein sampled
for a length of 100 feet, and the work
done in two and a half months. But
as the holes are seldom bored in tbe
plane of the vein, the machine placed
off the vein at a distance of say loo feet
or so to one side, and the hole bored at
such an angle as to cut the vein at a
given depth we have tbe additional advantage of (crow-cutting the country for
a considerable distance on each side of
the vein, and encountering and locating
any parallel veins which may exist, or of
finding our own vein should any slip or
fault have occurred in it In addition
we have a clean, neat, continuous sample
of ore across our vein from wall to wall
at the point where it is cut, and also
samples of the v.all rock, and from these
can be learned a great deal of what we
may expect to find when.mining is begun. If tbe ground is seamv and the
rock very schistose the core will be
broken up into small pieces, and this
would indicate that the around is leaky
and we may have trouble with water in
our mine, consequently, when baying
our first machinery we will provide
sufficient boiler capacity and a pump ot
good sue to handle the water. On the
other hand the core may come ont in
long, solid pieces and the hole may hold
the water from the drill all the way
down, and this will lw a pretty good indication that we will havea dry shaft. 1
found this to be the case in sinking a
shaft to a depth of 150 feet, 80 feet below
the level of tbe lake, which was only AW
vards distant, an! the shaft was quite
dry. Of course it will be remembered
these are only indications.
One advantage of the diamond drill is
that it does not at one hole ebow any
considerable area of the cross section oi
the vein, and this is often urged against
its use, as it is said yon may hit tin* vein
at a particularly rich spot or at a particularly poor spot, oi you may hit it
where the vein may have sudd nly narrowed in or widenepi out, and thus get a
totally false conception of the value or
sise of the vein,and that a few feet either
way would show quite'a different result.
This is quite true, but the way to overcome that is to bore a number of holes
from the same point, one below the
other; this will test its width at various
depths, and then bore a series of holes
along the strike of the vein, and in this
way a great area of the vein may be
sampled very cheaply ami in a short
time, or a few holes may show from the
nature of the vein matter that tlie pie
posit is of no value and money may i*��
saved by not developing it. In the case
of prospecting and locating ore bodies of
minerals which do not occur in veins hut
in irregular massive deposits such as iron
or nickel the diamond drill is very ex
tensively used; in fact, for the determination and the extent of thsss
particular kinds of mineral bodies they
are almost exclusively used in many
sections in preference to shaft sinking.
I must say in conclusion, that I am of
the opinion'that a diamond drill skill
fully and judiciously used is a splendid
scheme for cheaply and quickly prospecting property, and that the disadvantages
are largely outweighed by the advantages.  '__
Concerning the frequency with which
meat may properly be given tochildren,
and regarding the time of day best
suited to its administration, opinions
differ widely w medical writer ho-
lieves, on the basis of his own ex peri
���uce, that children under five real*
do best with only one meat meal n day,
tbis being best given in the morning
or at noon. After five years both the
breakfast and the mill dav meal mav
include some moat An ideal dietetic
schedule, however, for most children,
would embrace eggs at breakfast, meat
at noon, and bread ami milk at night,
appropriate cereals being supplied wirh
the eggs and meat All meats for
children should be carefully cuf Into
little" pieces, and children old enough
to cut their own meat should be cautioned to make the pieces as small as
Medical Press: It would surprise
many intelligent people to be tpp|.| that
a chill is a sign that then; is fever, ami
that sweating is usually a sign thai the
(ever is abating. Yet such h the unvarnished fact, and it would be wvii
for it to be generally 'known. Cold is
merely a debilitating agp-nt, the effects
whereof will vary according to the individual. It throw* a strain on the
organic machinery and the weakest
part gives. If the' machine as a whole
is in good trim, nothing happens bevond
a little temporary discomfort In a
rheumatic person-it mav determine
pains in tbe joints; in another, bronchitis ; in a third, kidnev trouble; and
so on���in short, it picks out the weak
spots, aud converts weakness into dls-
ease, (olds are notoriouslv infectious
and the places where colds are most
frequently caught are places where
ventilation is defective and where mi
crobes abound, as in theatre*, churches
railway carriages, and the like, so that
area the svmptomsof the oh! fashioned
eoid are lot the mot part the result
of microbial infection ami nor of ex
A person with s sound constitution,
sn active liver, normal skio. healthy
kidnevs. ami StTOUg heart action, is in
little danger from germs. Genus lii
tn waii for weak people There sre two
things thev do not like. Una i- win*
shine, and the other open air The
���arret, with its bars and owls, Its cob*
webs and piu-t nnd debris, bt an ideal
health resort compared t���� rhe cellar,
dark, dingy and damp, with lie decaying vegetables and nasty smells. The
mnst*i whiff which Comes from the hid
den nook in the ecJlar Is populated aith
a Beck ol disease germ* compared with
Which the fi-pg-H which were setir r��p
plague Egypt where hut a very lonely
companv.' Henry Ward Beecher ones
said: " TIip' thoughtless farmer per
tint-, his potatoes to rot in the cellar.
The rising miasma find* us way
through, the Bom sad prrmeare* par-
pets and furniture and bads. flab>
tall-, sii k of a fever, and presently si
earned tenderly away to its tinv mound
in the cemetery. Its grief stricken par
p'nts mourn U*r a season, and finally
hesoioe reconciled with the consoling
thought that it h all somehow a nr<p
vidence of Ood It is no such thing.
God has nothing t���� do with it It is aii
due to rotten potatoes.* Sunlight K*H��
germs within a short time Germ* are
not found iu mountain upland* The*.
must have umisture. dampness and
darkness The? multiply In the dark.
damp cellar, where neither sun shins Dot
air current* in vad��-to m����le**t them It
is there they fea*t and set up their
ooloaiesaad -Angle In myraid forma*
t;"ns. have their empires and repubtbrs
Slid daspotiaaM, and send <<prth their
armies ami navies seeking whom they
may devour
a   t>r;%i��  MKtnoi*nt.t��.
Major  Lamar   Fontaine,   of   Lyon*.
MiM .  the wj.lolv   known and jut out
pli-hed civil engineer, has jusl returned
from   a   professional   engn .;   in
Desha,   Ih-p-w   ami    Ashley   ertttnl    .
Arkansas, and   brings s  *%nr*  af th-
largest city in the world   il - mid j
���Tn a recent survey I passed through
the largest metropolis ot the ka
world yp��t discovered. On a direct line
p��a��t ami west for :<-> miles nnd as far a*
my eye could reach the rum* mill eon*
tinned Turning ����"rui for a distance
of.' < mites, ths ruins did not end Com*
putlngthe sres surveyed by me and
estimating thai ea< h dweiling'cQnUined
Rve Inhabitants, 1 Poind that 11.000.000
of pi opie had floor htggm in this great
��� itv. This city i- MPf.vot over thr��*.-
counties,  namely, Dosha,  Drwv  and
Ashley,  iu the %tnt- of Arkansas, ami
p��.ts the grand metropolis of the arable.
tori* race called thctnoa-d*buUdera
"These (m* .|>!*< numbered ...muie**
millioni, aod the Yasoo valiev ���t the
Miesissppf wns their field. The enlire
delta ppf tin. XMSQ was iu n high state of
m ih*
cultivation   Every aero * ��
sgricnlturai pgrpoaen and . . t.}..J.
source of   revenue tar th j,,..'
extinct dweller*    Thousan      i .�����twu
were dug and umm! by thi ,   '
lion   and    navigation,  and  . .���,
pottery factories show that ifVt um,��.
fa.tur.sd   superior  articles ���| . mj,,l���
ware for domestic purposes   P,**,,
plate* ami   baskets   in sun
various,  patterns yet   en       .)tn<j ^
beautiful colors of red, whit, at
enamel, #tth figures ol m
beast raised or  em  in hit��       u,m
them    Many acres are v-��.-
deep with the bones A thi i       ������-���
���m<opie, and their teeth. \
peril** r. can be picked np hv :    hatful
at this distant day
'They were a small peoj
anatomy is precisely the��> i4$^
titer hihese in every parthui r    Hrr
rente to   thi*   country   fi
crowded regions ot  �� but.*     i hiv?
traced their roofatep* Iron r-fr^
Kamchatka  snd  Hfbeiia
Aleutian i*h��, down the s
of America, arms* the
valtev of the  Mia*i**ipp
its tributaries to rhe n--r������* ��� .        .    ,
of Mexico   There thev o *.
could 1 find in South   A
ing    hark   to   the   Ya/- o**^
d��-Tta, we find thai 90 per
stream* or  bavs  that  !i
were dug by lh.***e pwoph-
gateways point to the <
be*. o*d ihe tfiatpfsstprtf in \
rUM��l-����   sustj   Hi-    V������������
An Incident told hv tfw
t'arnnil in tht* SavnastM r |j
vi. w mskepsapparfn;  the
this  rratuition   pmri**d,
oegtt* inwardlv  right    ���
relation*hip !**��� snnetl ma*
We were driven i��ui one
lleraror, when we tmnw n
with a club in !�������. kstA
liihil ivpmanoi  on   in*   *,
stopped IO ."taroine  hs*  | i (mt
I 'ol oieJ Msd
**Mf irieopl   d* von ku *
dav r
"-iairrirt, h*m* "
"Are v��*a ��e��| a rvdM ��us
*"} are     Vhn  ^\*i  ������ ��v����
.rom rhnrrh."
"And what *'rt of re!
got that pefiitayon to g
'lUdigion?   religion ��
malr. ai he held the po**��m
hand am) scratched bp* h
**t her    *��� lm*m ton mpext * ���-���
in Alabama is gwine to
to anv religion dar "tea -
w��lk right acr**** the r   <
brat an* git away free *   V
religinn thai wnnt Wnd ��
fat itpssuin  b��v��d* you off ���
stnhhshp-,1 round ver* by all i
er�� in de nni%*r**e
j    Tlte account of s��r��U��er
If mat  tVanbr<Pok,   where!-
waskilksd hy an  Italian.
IthS mnniered   man   U*t   *
i whom th- luliati had a quaff
ii   stth
Ca rpets
lAfm CURTAINS and vHOTOW       l>^
Tmm are ill New Stock, New Psttcrns and New Prices.
Hunter Bros. The Paystueak.
Married: In Fernie, B. C, on the
j#th ult.. by Rev. Dunn, K A.
< i eccb, of Sandon, and Miss Watson,
of Victoria.
The ceremony waa performed in
the presence of friends and relatives
of the groom and bride, who gave
the happv couple a hearty send-effon
their wedding Journey*. After an
,-xtended tour Mr. and Mrs. Creech
arrived in Sandon on Saturday evening last, to find as a pleasant surprise
a most hearty welcome awaiting
them st their residence un Surriitittde
where friends of the groom had done
.���verything In their power to make
iirangcirienttomifbrtable and home
like. As a token of the esteem in
which they are held numerous beauti
ftti presents were received tnsu
triends in Sarnhai and Fernie, aa well
is from Victoria, the fotmer home of
the contracting parties
McLaoflhlin McRee
This is how tlie Nelwai Tribune
.ninouneea the event:
Charles Mclaughlin and Catherine Jane McKae were married mi
Monday afternoon at the renklcnce
.f John tJrarit ��*r Water street hy ��be
hev. Kobt. rYvvr."
The wedding, though calculated
ni l��- a *urpri**** to their many Sandon
friends, was ih4 altogether uuex
peeled. After trumemus telegraphic
enqnirftt u* locate the whereabouts
A the ci si pie. a musing weloaue was
pnjiared for them on their arrival
vis the K. AH. mr Tneedav. Koht.
Macdonald, win*.hut recently Joined
the ranks of the heuedk'li*. led in the
prerMrations and Charlie and his
bride were wekrotued ui a manner
not to is* forgotten.
Mr and Mrs Mclaughlin nre now
i-<Miif>rtably settled in tin* residence
formerly occupied by Mrs. Stirrett,
and sre doing their bent to forgive
���heir friends for iheir anient demonstration of esteem and to receive
with equanimity the congratulation*
showered upon them.
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m ir��-r> -tnotpr <|tmri.. \*iu.
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tot ���klc mm lifer urn|,.-r .on tiffs, I hen,
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IMaeolutlon of Pnrtn -rahip.
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>��i..(uip   Mar. h l��li    '*���
An Earn, Teat
A practical fact worth  know irrg is
that any miner or  prospector who
has a  blo%Usi|e. alcohol lamp and a
few drops of sulphuric acid can In a
lew minutes determine whether tel
luimiii is present In ores.   All thai is
neeesasry  is m  bre*k   off a small
piece of ore, place H in a sum 11 por-
'< lain dish,   previously   warmed  to
prevent breaking, appiylrur the blow
pipe until the ore isat an oxidizing
heat, then put one. or two drops x4 ihe
"Qlphiiric ackl t��n Ihe rairvelaiiidi-.il
and allow it   to mix   With the  ore--
the reaction will immediately folhrw,
'f u Murium be present, by  iwuuiifol
carmen and purple colors The metal
Iums at about &JJ dc_n-es('. nnd Is
distilled at a very nigh temperature
Its vapor is golden yellow and has a
very brilliant absorption ai��ctrum
���"Idle  the   electrical    conduct!vitv,
like that of selenium, Is  largely In
fl'ienced by the temperature previous
tu beat, increasing after exposure to
���'.*rtiftente of liujsrov. iii.-nts.
���*itm\mjm its   th*  silm-ito   MtiHP<��   H\i.iun   of
W*.t Kisiifiuv fjtswfsc. Whata \o *twt i
Ou lite Ks��t r*<prk oi i .irr-i.i. ��� iv*. . �����!
r pp.ph�� ihr WmmaU < *, Mini-ml Ctslni m
the iM��rt*i
Tam. MhtWJS thst 1. Jim 'i Frr-Urirk
Kit. hi* m< inn am0Aamt "iJ ll. C Km sr. ol
JSSShMst.0*0', Vow Ml.i.-r'. (VrtiSentr Km
,'p��.s��i Im. ml a. laj. fispm the >lnt��> hrr*-**'t��
s|>pl\ tu t !��r Miniiu* RV. "nUr lor n tVnlli< ����������
<<( lu.eript'-uifii* for tin- SISSSS clitim.
Aii'l Ipirtiifi l��kr iiuti. r that w< Pion. ue.lvr
,.^'ip.oi X!. mil.I Iw ��-<iiiop<r��--r.i l*ron> thr
I..I...I... ..r math tVrtili. al* oi Inujxovrliit Pis-
i%i.-i this nth it-.v ot ifaas, is :
We am supply yon with
Waterproofed by the
Rigby Process, at the same
price as unproofed goods.
Rigby Porous Waterproof goods look and feel
the same as unproofed
goods���they admit the air
but keep out the rain and
allow the free respiration
of the skin.
They are all tailor made
and np to date.
A Shorev's Guarantee
Card is in the pocket of
each garment which
The E. R. Atherton Co.
i here sre 80 distinct tribes among
the natives of the Philippines. Tlie
Morns arc the most bloodthirsty sav-
Hges known. There sre millions of
jbeinhsbitatiuuf the Philippine is-
brrrds who never knew the dominion
'��� "pain snd never saw a Spaniard.
Plain sewinG
Over rtOOrTKKAY TAimKS1.
fW   �������W<IWI^*P*��*.^I~~~*��~**' ^-*'^
A. r�� ��B *%��� M*
Regular Oommuirication or ALTA
WWK, U. R, held flrst Thursday
in each Month, in Masonic Hall.
Sandon, at 8 p. m. Sojiwrning breth-
orti cordiallv invited.
W. II. Liixv,
Atlantic Steamship   Tickets
to and from Kuro|iean points via Canadian and American lines. Apply
for sailing dates, rates, ticket*, and
full irr tonus tion to any C. P. R>
agent or
A. ���. MeARTHUR.
���. P. R. Agent, Sandon.
WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.v
Will I* st thtp Hot��l KHlim.ml
om-���� n niuulii.
Miners and Prospectors.
If jou want to save yonr
money leave your  order
Canadian Pacific Ry.
Soo-Pacific Line.
Tk�� Faat aad Sapcrior Ssrtlc* Soats-
To Eastern Si
European Points.
To Pacific Coast, Alaska,
China, Japan and Australian
Baggage Cheeked to Oeatiimtion
and Through Tleketa laaited.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke:
Daily to St. Paul.
Monday for Toronto.
Thursday for Montreal and Boston.
Dsily to Points reached vis Nakusp.
Osily excepting Sunday to Points, reac h
ed vis Rosebery snd Slocan City.
Daily Trmiii.
9:00 k     Ive. SANDON ar.     M:55k
(Until Farther Notice)
Ascertain RATE8 aud full laforniatiuu liy
addnwslnc nearest local asaat, or
Agent, Sandon.
-1st. Pasa. Act., Tfav. Pass. A��t
Vancouver, Nelson.
Be sue  that root ticket reads via the
The True Blue a Steady Producer,
The True Blue is now a heavy
producer, and ore is being packed
down to the wagon road as fast as
possible. Over 700 sacks have been
sent down to-date and there still remains about the same amount on
the dump. The winze is now down
36 feet at the end pf the tunnel, and
the ore body still retains its width,
about three feet This is regarded
as a very good showing, which, ir it
holds out will certainly make a
promising copper mine, as the ore
carries 9 to 15 per cent of copper
besides values tn gold and ailver.
When onoe the management have
satisfied themselves that there is a
sufficient ^quantity of ore In sight
they will construct a tramway to the
lake's edge, and the cost of trans*
portation will be reduced* to a minimum. 4
Three Totonato Celebrate.
There will be considerable opposition in the celebration business on
the 24th of May. New Denver and
Silverton are bucking, as usual, and
both declare their intention to do
justice to Her Gracious Majesty's
natal day. Silverton celebrated last
year, ancl, so the New Denver people
say, promised to keep out of it this
year in favor ot New Denver. But
the citizens of the Four Mile settlement are going right ahead preparing for a big celebration. The
Sandon brass band has been engaged
for the day by Silverton at $75 and
expenses, and both towns are bidding for tbe base ball game between
Sandon and Nelson. Silverton, notwithstanding thnt it has nn ball
ground, has offered a purse of 0100
and expenses. The New Denver
committee, which has plenty of hard
cash at its command, has tilted this
125 and claims to have an agreement
with the Nelson ball players and the
Nelson hose reel team to appear in
New Denver on the 24th.
Several other minor attractions
such as horse races, foot races, foot
ball and lacrosse matches, etc., will
be offered by both towns.
Kaslo is also in the field with a
celebration and although too late for
a base ball game, will invite tbe hose
reel team to come over and race with
their team. On account of the very
friendly feeling between the two
towns this invitation will no doubt
be accepted. The Sandon team has
very little time to practise before the
24th but they put up a good run last
year and no doubt will be able to do
so on this occasion.
A Card of Thanks.
Now that the spinal column of a
hard winter has been broken and
balmy spring with its gentle touch
is upon us, we reel impelled to thank
our neighbors who have been ao considerate as to pile their wood outside,
especially those who had it placed
alongside the road. Mr. Giegerich
waa thoughtless enough to throw his
wood down cellar and Mr. Valla nee
took to burning coal lately, but altogether we bave managed to gel along
nicely. Next winter the Printing
Palace will be heated with coal if the
C. P. R. and K. A S. can be induced
to spot tbeir cars in a position that
will obviate the necessity ot a long
The International company has a
boat on the Bonner's Ferry route
Getting a Trifle Mixed.
The Nelson Tribane of yesterday
says: The members of the Nelson
ball team do not know yet where
they are going to play on May 21th
The people who have tho management of the rival celebrations st New
Denver and Silverton are bidding
against each other to secure a match
Same between the Nelson and San
on teams, and the Nelson boys are
how endeavoring to ascertain where
the Sandon team intends to play
As there are several of the best bull
players on the hose team, the hoee
team will be obliged to go wherever
the ball game goes. Then, again,
the fraternal societies are mixed up
in the business. The Odd Fellows
will, of course, as is their annual
custom, go to Kaslo on an excursion,
and as the manager of the ball team
is an Odd Fellow, the ball team must
go where he goes-or disband.
A Dead Heat.
Rossland and Nelson are running
neck and-neck tor first place as citie*.
in the interior of British Columbia
Last month Rossland sold one two-
cent stamp more than Nelson, but
Nelson cashed-in two money order.*,
more than Rossland. Both hive the
same number of telephones���112-
and both have the same number of
the same kind of aldermen.
A Lardo Duncan Ra'lroad.
The Nelson Tribune says: A C an
adian Pacific railway engineering
pjitty passed through Nelson on Monday for the head of Kootenav lake
for the purpose of locating the pro
posed railway which is to run thence
to Arrowhead. There were eighteen
men in the partv and they were
under E. O. Doucct and (�� 11. t iordon
of Montreal. Some time ago the preliminary line of this railway was
run, and the action of the companv
in sending out a locating partv is
taken to mean that the proposed
road will be built sooner than was
To save packing O. W. Grimmett
will sell his silverware at any reasonable price. Bargain hunters will do
well to take advantage of this opportunity as it seldom arrives in this sec
tion of the country.
Dbisw M akiso. Mrs. Clara Johnston, Codv Ave., Sandon, will do all
kinds of Plain and Fancy Sewing.
A  tine 125  Washburn  0 altar���
almost new.   Call at once at
Mbs. Yates.
A fl rat-class  female cook  wants
work at a mine.   Can furnish good
recommendations.   Address
M. F. R.
A. Mllloy, L. D. 8.
Sandon, B. C
Fine Seasonable Groceries
Table Novelties.
Unequalled for Variety and Purity.
Hotels, Mines and  Families will find it to their sdft
vantage to see these new goods In all lines before
purchasing elsewhere.   Mall Orders  will receive as
usual our prompt attention and forwarded ai desired
Sandon, B.C.
The output of the SLOCAN
In '98 was nearly $3,000,000.
Ninety per cent of this
wealth was handled with
ter recommendation could be had.
H. BYERS & Co.
Wc have just received a   full car of C#\NTON
STEEL, all  sizes, for hand and  power  drib
Kootenay Tailors.
Carry the finest tine of Canadian and Im
ported  cloths to be  rootrd in Kootenay.
Iiiftprct tho latest addition* to oar  Mock
ot  spring  milling*.   Perfect Satisfaction
n. L.<iRinnETT
Notary Public,
Sleighs, Gutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
lUarfqnari.rs far Ulnars.
Wall slimks4 bar la renins* "
riral olaas awoamwlatlons   fl-s r I *1 m
dap orwaaa.
Barriiter, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public
SANDON, ����� c'


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