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THE  PAYSTREAK
BOOK III.
SANDON, JANUARY 7 1899.
CHAPTER 15
HAPPENINGS IN BRIBP.
Nomination, Monday. Election
Thursday. ,
Crow'�� Neat Coal arrived in Bandon this week.
' Zero has been in town all week
and has mot with a warm reception.
Nell Grilling Is doing assessment
work on one of his claims near Sandon.
Numbers 214, 139, 410 were the
prise winners in Fred J. Donaldson's
lottery.
Curly Kobinsoti is running a din-
iog room in Ira. Black's hotel in Ca*
cade City.
Dr. G. P. Young left by yesterday
morning's train for Toronto. He will
i��c away a month.
M. K. Hall, who haa been seriously
ill with typhoid fever, ia now on a
fair way to recovery.
C. K. Hammond returned ^Iroui
Denver Thursday. This is as far
east as Charley has ever been.
B. L. Beer, former! v in the Hank
of Montreal at New Denver, is conducting a private bank of his own
iu Grand Forks.
A. O. Simpson sprained his ankle
in tbe skating rink and is laid op in
consequence. His Injuries are eon.
aiderca serious and be may not be
able to be about for aome time.
Wednesdarj'e Meeting.
i. Mickey, Farrel and Cham
berlln htve purchased the Fontenoy
claim In Camp Mr Kinney. It is a
goW proposition and the price paid
waa 120,000. The celebrated Cariboo
mine la on Uie same lead.
The All Star English Specialty Co.
will be at Spencers for one Week
commencing the 23rd. There are
16 artists in the company and they
come well recommended as vaudeville entertainer*.
The Idaho is having a gore) deal ��(
trouble Keeping the road* open. W
C. E. Koch, who haa tl*- ore hauling
contract for the Idaho ami Queen
Mens, bat had a consider all. force at
work en tbe rend for emue time.
One four-feme team t**mgbtriown
nine tons in one toad early this week.
Everyone remember * the evening
of enjoyment atlbrded by the Cos
grove Merrymakers on Uie oeca-rlon
of their laat visit to 8an��l����u. This
company will appear In Virginia
hall again next Fridax evening', Jan.
13th, under the nitspicv* ol lire lirasa
Hand. Popular prices will be in
order. The reserved scr��t space is
limited.   Act accordingly.
Another Delhi in Nelson.
The Nelson Tribune blossomed
out aa a Dally on Tuesday last. This
makes two dally papers In Nelson,
without sufficient busines-r in the
towu to Justify a good monthly.
Heinxe Is backing the Kossland
Miner aud C. P. R. money supplys
the Nelson Miner with its inspiration. As Hill, Corbin and Morgan
are yet to bear from It will be a
matter of Some speculation as to last
what axe the Tribune hat to grind.
At the public meetug held on
Wednesday evening in the Virginia
ball to discuss the mun cipui situation, most of the aldermen and ratepayers were present and the business
of the year gone over pretty
tiiorouirhlv.
Mr. F. L Christie wss appointed
chairman and after a few remarks
by Geo. Lovett regarding the franchise and other matters, Mr. David
got up and expressed at considerable
length his opinions regarding the
manner in which civic affairs had
been conducted.
As a starter Mr. David undertook
to show how Mr. Grimmett, who war.
qua lifted as the prime mover for in
irorporltion, had seriously misrepresented affairs, or rather intentions,
at the time it was proposed to incorporate. It was, Mr. David said, thi
general opinion, prior to incorporation, that tbe ordinary revenue of
the city would be sufficient to meet
the current expenditure. Th<s. it
was claimed, was a long way from
the practice.
Mr. David dealt at aome length
with'thc flume question, stating that
in his opinion the expenditure was
unwarranted on the part of the city
as tbe greatest benefit derived therefrom accrued to J. M. Harris, who,
bad tbe city not undertaken it, he
would have been compelled to fttrtne
the creek himself in order to pro*,
teet his own property. The methods
which the council had employed in
the construction of the flume wer��*
spoken of by Mr. David as being
contrary to law and at variance
with the usual practice. It waa, he
claimed, an overt set on tire part of
the citv fathers to construct the
flume first and ask for the passage of
the bylaw Afterwards.
Mr Grim melt also came in for an
arraignment for acting in the dual
capacity of city attorney and solicitor
for Mr. Harris, which,'the speaker
thought inconsistent, inasmuch as
that the city's interests and those of
Mr. Harris might at any time tx
at issue, with the probable r**nh
thai the city would suffer. Mr. lirirn-
mett was accused of putting up a
double shuffle on the citizens in regard to the flume���manipulating
matters its such a way that the city
C' i 115,000 tor a piece of work which
odtad only, or at least to the
Jrcatest extent, Mr. Grimuret'sclient,
. M Harris.
Mr. David also complained that he
had hneu charged 12.50 a month for
water where he believed he should
only pay $1.50, and slated that, as
between himself and Mr. Harris, he
thought it was the duty of the city
attoruey to contest his case.
Alderman Crawford was also mentioned as a member of the boodle
brigade, his particular offense being
that he, while a member of the city
council, did corporation work.
Mr. Grimmett, in his reply to Mr.
David, refuted the statement that he
was guilty of a betrayal of trust;
stated that he had given his advice
whenever asked by the corporation,
always to the best of his ability; that
all his work was on file in the city
clerk's office, open to inspection, and
that be was willing to open bis books
to show anyone that Mr. Harris was
not, as Mr. David insinuated, his
best customer.
Mr. Grimmett also stated very
pointedly that he had not at any
time, prevsous to incorporation or
since, suggested to Mr. Harris���nor
had Mr. Tunis suggested to him���
that the city should be made to pay
for any work which would be of
value only to Mr. Harris's property.
In regard to the council's procedure in connection with the flume,
Mr. Grimmett epxlained that the late
government haa neglected, contrary
to their promise, to pass an act empowering the council to borrow
money for public works; that the
flame was an urgent necessity and
thst the period in which the work
could be completed was limited;
therefore the council's sets in proceeding with the construction with
out the means to pay for it were
justified by the circumstances of the
case.
Mr. Grimmett also said that he
believed that Mr. David's contention
in regard to water rates' was an entirely private one, and between a
corporation holding a provincial
charter and a private citizen.
following Mr. Grimmett, Mr. J. M
Harris made a few remarks, stating
briefly that all his dealings with tbe
council bad been of a purely business
nature, that he had never been be
fore tbe council with any proposition
of any kind, sort or description
whatsoever. He also said that he
believed he was justified in charging
12.50 a month water rate In Mr
David's case as he occupied a two-
story establishment which was a
store and a residence combined.
Mr. Harria stated that while he
owned but few of the lots bordering
on the flnme be paid over half the
realty tax collected by the city.
Citq Council.
At the council meeting which was
held on Tuesday evening the follow
ing accounts were recommended for
Svinent:
lanes for December f474.f
Fire Dep't Maintenance    16 80
S. W.AL.C0  258.25
HarrisAKeCy    42.00
Registry Office      7.50
Telegrams, Postage, etc     2.45
P.O.Boxrent      3.00
E. F. McQueen 35
D. J. McLachlan      1.50
Supplies tor gaol A Fire Dep't  22.50
Mining Review     9.00
Karr & Wilson    11.25
Dan Cameron      4.50
Repairing Hose Cart 2.50
E R. Atherton Co      7.90
E. McKinnon    30.75
9894.77
An account of Dr. Powers for professional service was laid over for
further consideration.
CHURCH NOTICES.
Methodist Church :���
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., Pastor.
Regular services to-morrow at 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. in.
Prksbyterun Church :���
Divine service will be held in Virginia Hall at 7:30 p. m.    Rev. J. A.
Cleland, Minister.
SLOCAN 0KB SHIPMENTS.
The shipments of ore from Julv
1st, 1898 to date.
Prom Sandon.
Payne, .*   8,580 tons,
Ruth, ;   1,730
Slocan Star, :   1,917
Last Chance, 510
Sapphire 184
Coin :        13*
Wonderful Bird If
Soverign 80|
Wonderful 8
C M Wilson 2
Treasure Vault 40
Reco 89
Miller Creek 40
Blue Bird :         4ft
Noble Five 2Cft
Prom Concentrator Siding
Idaho
Sueen Bess,
onitor
Prom New Denoer.
Bosun
California
Prom Whitewater.
Whitewater
Jackson
Whitewater Deep
Prom McGuigan.
Rambler
Antoine
Native Silver Bell
Great Western
Dardcnelles
2376
1099*
40
447
40
270
66
39
16ft
146
30
15
45
*���>!
Total, 17,932   tons
Over the C. P. R. for the week
ending Dee. 31: Payne 120, Star 100.
From Three Forks for the week :
Idaho 61, Queen Bess 61, Monitor 20.
From Whitewater: Whitewater
45.
From McGuigan for the month:
Rambler 90, Antoine 45, Dardcnelles
45, Great Western 15.
From Jan nary 1st, _���_
LaetChance  lft*
Slocan Star  ��i
Reco  �����
A Card of Thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Jones wish
to express herewith tbeir heartfelt
thanks for and thorough appreciation
of the many kindly tokens ol sym*
Sthy extended to them by their
irdon friends during their recent
bereavement in the loss of their
daughter Mabel.
Pat McNeil of Kaslo la visiting his
sister, Mrs. Stirrett.
P. 3. Hickey returned Sunday last
from a visit to Spokane and Republic
Jen Long haa sold his barber shop
in Kaalo to Dave Knight.
Ore is being sacked at the Sunshine snd Yakima.
Tlie wood agents wear a broad*
gauge smile these crisp mornings.
George McPherson is going ��take
a trip to Ontario in 1900.
I THE PAYSTREAK.
The K. of P. Ball.'
It is no discredit to other similar
events to say that the Knights of
Pythias ball on Monday evening last
was the moot enjoyable and the roost
elaborate social function that has yet
been held in Sandon. Those who
anticipated a good time were in no
wise disappointed.
Before the opening grand march it
was evident that the spacious ball
room of Spencer's Opera House
would be taxed to the utmost to accomodate the assemblage of pleasure
seekers who thronged to the hall to
celebrate in a fitting manner the
passing of the old year and the advent of the new; and from the first
number on the programme until tire
������Home Sweet Home" waltz warnerl
the tired dancers of the dawn of an
other day, it was one mazy, dreamy,
rippling'scene of gayety to which the
entrancing strains of the Sandon Orchestra, the festooned floral decorations and the dazzcling lights lerrt an
additional sense ot beauty until the
whole appeared as a scene stolen
from some fairyland.
The supper which was spread in
the Balmoral Cafe left nothing to be
desired by the most aesthetic epicurean fancy, and established beyond
question the ability of the hosts as
caterers.
The Knights of Pvthias sre to be
congratulated on the success of their
efforts, and another ball under their
auspices will be looked forward to
with pleasure by one and all.
Joe* Lciter'a New Scheme.
The New York Auto Truck Company, with a capital of $1,000,000,
has been incorporated by James H.
Hoodley, of the Compressed Air
Power Co., H. rl Knight and other's,
to place auto tracks, operated by
e impressed'air, in the streets of New
York.
Wm. C.Whitney is interested in
the Compressed Air Power Co., and
Joseph Leiter has acquired an interest in the foreign rights of tbe patents.
The motors have recently been
adopted by the Metropolitan Traction Company for use on Twenty-
eighth and Twenty-ninth street
cross-town lines and will soon be In
operation.
Mr. Leiter speaks guarded I v of
his plans for placing automobiles in
London and other European cities,
but said it was merely a matter ot
time when all great cities would be
compelled to adopt some form of
motor in place of horses.
Mr. Hoodley said: "We have built
autotrucks and used them at our
works In Massachusetts. We can
haul a load of eight tons 25 miles
without replenishing the air. It is
easier for our trucks to move eight
tons than for three horses to haul six
tons In an ordinary street. On wet
asphalt horses are almost hopeless,
and with the substitution of asphalt
for paving stones the horses must
go."
The Rail Market Rioalrri.
United States steel rail makers
have shown their ability to contest
the Canadian market with Jhelr
British rivals, even tbe government
buying in Pennsylvania for the Intercolonial. Australia and South Africa
have also taken United States raits
and other heavy iron products. Bus*
sisn purchases of United States railway iron bave latelv been made.
And now it is announced that some
of tlie great Pennsylvania concerns
are opening offices in London for the
purpose of taking orders in England.
To those who have followed the iron
trade in late years the latter fact will
be cause for no surprise. The development of the United States iron
trade has been a wonder of the industrial world, the consequences of
which are yet hard to fix, except
that they are already revolutionary,
and In one sense, unfortunately, at
England's expense.
British Telephone Inoeatigatlon.
The committee appointed May,
1898, by the British house of commons
to enquire "whether the telephone is,
or is calculated to become, ot such
general benefit as to justify its being
undertaken by municipal and other
local authorities,"and, if so, to rec-
contend the conditions, has msde its
report.
The committee unanimously declares that the privately owned
sysu-ms now in use are irotot general
benefit to the United Kingdom at
large or even In those limited portions
where exchanges exist. Secondly,
the committee considers it is unlikely
that the service will become a general benefit so long as the present arrangements continue, and it points
out the superiority of the service irr
those countries where public ownership obtains. Tbe rates are higher
in England and the accomodation*
worse. The national telephone
baa paid 5 per cent, dividends that
are really 15 per cent on the actual
investment. The report adviaea
those municipalities that can afford
it to compete with the private monopoly.
Not a Good Year.
Sir Charles Tup|��r's Klondike
Mining, Trading A Transport Co.
has Just issued its report from Julv
1897 to November 1898. The loss orr
trading was nearly ��27,000, the loss
in connection wirli the Teslin roure
accounting for ��23,000 of this.
Against the loss stands as an asset
shares irr other companies whose noiu
iriaI value amounts to ��4t>,500.
How he Stood.
A story is told of Lord Beaconsfield
wnlch relates to an early period of
his lite when, as Mr. Dlsreali. he was
rliamentary candidate for High
yeombe. His opponent, a man of
county family and influence, declared that he stood for parliament upon
the constitution of tne country, upon
the broad acres of his ancestors, upon
law and order and property. A man
in the crowd cried out: "What does
Mr. Dlsreali stand on ?" "Oh," said
Mr. Disreail, "I stand on my head/'
Sir Edward Russell declares that
when Lord Rosebery was res gnlng
the premiership the Queen earnestlv,
almost affectlonNtely, begged him
not to turn conservative. He explains
that Her Majesty dreads the alignment of all the aristocracy on the
Tory side against all the commonality on tbe Liberal side. Lord Rosebery promptly requested the papers
to deny the statement, and Sir Edward Russell says: "I have good
reason to believe ft is true, though
nobody shall drag from me my
authority."
The colored parson was preaching
about the fire and bmnstone reserv
ed for sinners hereafter.. It was sn
extremely cold day, and as he pictured the poridness of that region,
one of tbe shivering members of his
congregation arose and mado for the
door.
"Br'er Williams," the parson
shouted, "whar ia vou gwine, sub ?"
4Ts mighty hard up,'7 Brer Will*
tarns answered, "'en I gwine ter hell
ter save coal!"
Druggist: "Pills, my dear?"
Little Girl: "Yea, please sir."
Druggist ."Antl-billious ?"
Little Girl: "No, sir.    Uncle Is.*
"The minister asked  me how I
could defend the practice of skating
on Sunday."
"What did you say ?"
"I said it might thaw on Monday.''
APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR
LICENCE.
Xonea is hereby given that nt the etpira
tioa of thirty days from dnte hereof tbe ander.
signed will apply to the Licence Coramlseion
er�� of the Ci y of Sandon for n licence toeeii
liquor by retail nt their hotel known ne tbe
"Thistle-' .Hunted on Reco Avenne in the
city of Sandon
_cLnme Taoar��oN.
Sandon, December I'.t t, MX*.
F. L. CHRISTIE, L. L. B.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
SANDON, B. O.
The Crow's Most Pass
Goal Oo.
Application for  Renewal of
Liquor License,
XOTICKU hereby given that at the eipira
tion of thirty days from date we will apply to
the Lieen*e Commissioners of the City of
Snndon for a renewel of oar license for the
Palace Hotel, situate on Reco A venue in the
City of Sandon.
Wammlky* Bkxurrr.
Sandon. December ITth. ISM.
APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR
LICENSE.
NOTICE is hereby given that at the ee
piratiou of thirty day* from the tlr.i pul.iii
ation hereof the undesigned will apply to
the Licence CommLmionen or tbe Cii> of**tan
don for a licertN* to seli liquor by retail at
tbeir premises situate on Reco Avenue in the
City of Sandon.
TiioMitwix D��n��.
Sandon, December .ird. last.
NOTICE.
Xi-tick Is hereby given that application will
be made to tha Legislative Assembly of the
Province of RrltUhColumbia at It* next session by the BritUb Columbia Telephones, Limited" (a Company Incorporated in Knglaad
ander the Companies Acta IM* to 1&4. Imperial) hereinafter called "the company" or "the
said company," for an act confirming and
conferring upon it the power* of the said
company as tbe same appear in the Memorandum of Association depo*ited in Kngland
with tbe Registrar of Joint Stock Companies:
and giving the said company power to
acquire, exercUe aad take over all Hants
powers, prlvileves, franchise, and asset* held
by the'Ncw Westminster a Burrard Inlet Telephone Company, Limited" and "The Vernon
A Nelson Telephone Company," and vesting
thesamedn tha said company and to assume
tha liabilities entered into by tbe afore <n Id
companies and for tbe conferring upon tbe
said Company the powers to purchase, b*ase
take over or otherwise acquire the right*,
privileges, franchisee, powers and esse', ot
any company in any part of the Province o.
British Columbia having similar objectn to
tha company, and to amalgamate with such
other company or companies and to operate and cany on the business of tbe afore-
��aid eempany or companies so inquired, or
to ba acquired; and for the conferring upon
tha said company of all such powers as may
ba necessary to fully and completely uartf
on and operate tha works aforesaid, or any
of them, aad of other powers.
Dated this 90th day of November, A. D. ISM.
MCPHIM.irS* WltLIAM*.
Solicitors ror App llcai.t
Is now prepared to receive orders
for
STEAM and DOMESTIC   COAL
and
BLACKSMITHS*  FUEL.
Prices:
STEAM and DOMESTIC COAL
���6.00 per ton.
BLACKSMITHS' FUEL
SI 1.00 per ton.
Terras: Cash with Order.
Orders will be received by
H. Byers & Co.
Sandon.
Charles St. Barbe,
General Agent.
Nelson.
Miners and Prospectors.
Iff you want to save year
money leave year order
for
HAND-MADE  SHOES
with
NIC  PARLORCIA.
HAMMOND BROS. CO.. Ltd.
SANDON.
PACKERS and FORWARDERS
Sleighs, Gutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Mrs. Clara Johnston.
oaiss makss
Plala and Fancy 5awlnt of all Kinds.
Tailor-Made Sulta to Order.
Cody Ave.   '   >   SANDON*
Sewing and Mending
of all kinds.
Gentlemens' Clothing
Carefully Repaired.
ROOM I. UP STAIRS
Over KOOTENAY*TAILORS'. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, JANUARY 7, 1899.
I
SLOCAN   MINKKAL   FLOAT.
Sareral men have boon laid off at the
Wakefield.
Tbe Slocan Star has Wld oil a number
of men till next May.
Fear of snowslides hss caused the
Idaho Mines to reduce its force.
Ore from th** Marlon is being brought
down to the wharf for shipment.
There is a foot of clean ore in the
main workings of the Washington.
0. H. Dawson has closed down the
Edinburgh group, on Four Mile, for tlte
winter.
The C. P. R. is making new rates on
Kootenay ore to Vancouver and Montreal, for shipment to England.
For the six months ending December
81, the Slocan country shipped upwards
of 18,uuo ions of ore, valued at close to
18,000,000.
Sixty tons of ore was shipped from
Silverton last week, 40 of which was
from the Vancouver, and tbe remainder
from the Wakefield.
The owners of the Anglo-Saxon have
resumed work ou their property. More
ore Is appearing in tbe breast of tbe
tunnel, mixed with spar.
The War Eagle Consolidated Oo , of
Rossland. baa purchased the Eureka,
Mineral Hill and Summit claims. In the
vtdnity of the Slocan Star.
Three Forkers expect great things to
result from the sale of the Black Grouse
group, on the north fork, made by Major
Furlour to Britiab capitalists.
Geo. Potty haa about a dosen men
working on the Monitor, at Three
Forks. A second car load of ore has
bean shipped daring the week.
Part of the Idaho Mines tramway has
been carried away by a slide The road
to the mine is alar! in bad shape, it
having to be shovelled out for nearly
two muss.
W C. E. Koeh has one team hauling
ore from the Enterprise, averaging
four tons per dsy Tbe ore is being
mixed, ao a�� to give su estimate of ita
weight in bnlk.
The Trail smelter is moat anxious
and desirous to obtain dry orea. One
of the largest properties on the lake ha*
beep offered the advantageous rate of
SIO per ton, freight and smelter treatment
Geo. Hughes has been appointed
attorney for tha Scottish Colonial Gold-
fields vice J. Dixon Kendall. The
office of the company has also been
removed from Vancouver to the Idaho
concentrator.
Work Is to be resumed on the Queen
City group, one mile east of the town.
before spring. P. W, Ellis, of Toronto.
has purchased an Internal in the property. There has been some good ore
obtained from tho main shaft
Supt, Seeley, of the Alexandria mine,
on Lemon creek, owned by D K Mac
donald, of Spokane, report* the cros*-
cutting of the ledge at a depth of tat
feet. It shows five feet of well miner
allied quarts, with good gold and silver
values.
P. Llndqulst is workingsingle-handed
on the Y'rung Dominion, on Ten Mile,
owned bv himself, D. Weir and A.
Jarohson.' He has driven 86 feet and
snva tho showing hss greatly Improved
The ledjre is six feet wide, with a pay-
streak of three feet of good ore The
galena Is over ISOox., with added value*
In copper and gold.
HOUND   THU   HUB.
Breed sells at Cascade for five cents a
loaf.
There is not an empty residence in
Moyla City.
Gambling Is to be stamped out at
Greenwood.
Steamer Rossland is tied up for the
winter at Nakusp.
J. L. White. Slocan City, is opening a
drug store at Niagara.
.t
Work Is to commence at once on Cascade's new water system.
Windermere has petitioned tbe Government for medical assistance.
Electric power from Honrlngton Falls
will be used at the Trail sinelter.
Three new townsites have been staked
out hi the vicinity of Windermere.
An English syndicate Is purchasing
the townsite of Gladstone for 190,000
One million feet of logs will be gotten
ont this season by the Moyie City sawmill.
The big chimney at the Trail smelter
will be finished in a few days. It is 175
feet high.
Six new Bruckner furnaces for roasting lead ores sre being added to the
Trail smelter.
H. J. Bourne snd F. McCarty are in
the field as candidates for tbe mayoralty
of Revelstoke.
F. H. Hughes, a real estate dealer,
has been arrested at Cascade for issuing
worthless cheques.
Grand Forks is to have a brass band
of 21 pieces. The board of trade i*
back of the scheme.
Ross Thompson has retired from the
mayoralty contest in Rossland.   Aid
Goodeve takes his place.
G. Stobile, an Italian capitalist, is
opening a private bank st Grand Forks,
with branches at Niagara and Gladstone.
J. M. Compton died st Rossland on
Tuesday, from injuries received from a
car of ore falling on him in the War
Eagle mine. ,
The C. P. R. will begin at ones the
const ruction of the R. & P. road through
Midway to Rock creek, in order to tap
the mines in that locality.
Tbe commercial travelers of British
Columbia met at Vancouver last week
and organized an association. T. Gisy,
of Nakusp, traveler for McMillan ft
Hamilton, was appointed director for
Kootenay.
Several East Kootenay deals of tbe
late Government are to be sired in the
Legislature, including the Upper Columbia lake canal concession, whereby
40,000 acres of land were given away
for a useless ditch.
KOI M��ART.
Johnston, Taylor and Carrie Bros,
have struck it rich in the Red Lion tunnel, at Rork Cut
While working the long tunnel on the
Jennie Mav mineral claim, in Seattle
camp, a miner hy the name of Thomas
was seriouslv injured by a premature
explosion caused by using s short fuse.
Thomas' skull was fractured and he
was cut more or less about the bead.
White's camp is rapidly coming into
Erominence because of thegood work
einjr done at the City of Paris. The
tunnel on this projiertv is in about 300
feet. The ore gives high values in gold
and copper. Mr, White, the superintendent of the City of Paris, expects to
hsve the compressor plant runningsoon.
Thursday noon J. Cameron, foreman
of the .lohii Bull group, at Gladstone,
on which development wss begun a
short time since, brought the news to
Cascade of a rich strike on that property
made the dav before, and showed
samples of the new find. They were
beautiful samples of peacock cooper.
The property is under a working bond
to a strong syndicate.
Four ledges of high grade ore have
recently been cut through on the Bell
of Ottawa and Mountain Monarch
claims, in Seattle camp, some 10 miles
from Grand Forks. While the railway
employees were engaged in runnings
42-foot open cut through the properties
tho lodrres were crosscut, aggregate
in width over 12 feet.   The ore ex
on the Borer
will be pushed
to view is a fine grained copper ore,
similar to the various ores on Seattle
mountain found at great depth.
��������    in. ������*.. s.<i.ii_-na���_s
KAST   KOOTKXAT.
The North Star company are work*
ing 85 men.
A. W. Bleasdell has purchased a
three-quarter Interest in the Babylon
group.
The main lead on the Estella has been
struck. The tunnel is now in about
570 feet.
Development work
group, on Bull river,
next season.
E. J. Walsh has a force of eight men
at work on the Magnificent claim, on
Perry creek.
On Tracy creek development work is
being pushed on the Estella and several other properties.
Development work on the Copper
Crown is being pushed. The shaft is
down 48 feet, with a good showing of
copper ore.
E. J. Walsh, of Ottawa, has bonded
the Dupont group, on Boulder creek,
for #20,000. Five per cent, in cash was
paid to the owners on signing the bond.
��� *
A big strike of copper ore is reported
on the Swansea, at Windermere. The
ore body struck in the shaft shows six
inches of native copper and three feet of
carbonates.
On the Southern Cross the shaft is
down 88 feet. Eight men are employed
in developing the property, under a
contract to srnk 100 feet. It is a free
gold proposition.
E. C. Smith says that a test pit was
sunk en the Sullivan group 150 feet
north of the present workings, showing
up a large oody of carbonates. The
machinery lately ordered is now on its
way to the mine.
Mr. Griffith, Gold Commissioner, has
raise is continually widening and the
ore becoming of a higher grade. As
soon as the siding is finished the owners
will begin shipping and adding to the
working force.
C. A. Watt, Windermere, has, on
behalf of himself and his partners, bonded the Red Line group, on Horse Thief
creek, to Messrs. Stoddart, Collins and
Robertson.on behalf of a Spokane syndicate, for 150,000. Tbe group consists of
No. 1 and No. 2 Red One and another
claim. It is situated six miles up McDonald creek, a tributary which joins
Horse Thief creek 18 miles from tho
Columbia river. There is a fine showing, the main ledge being 20 feet wide.
It is s copper property, carrying cold,
and has assayed 112 in gold, with 12
per cent, of copper.
Wed-t-f  at Hakaap.
Married, in St. Mark's church, Nakusp, by Rev. C. F. Yates, on Wednesday, December 28th, George Birkett
Taylor, of Greenwood, to Miss Jane
Caldwell Mr. Taylor is one of the
pioneers of the Kettle River district and
is now clerk and assessor of Greenwood.
The bride is a sister of Mrs. J. H. Dawson, of Nakusp, and for some years past
was the popular teacher in the public
school st Enderby.
Boor-lag  Hoaaa  Bai_ed.
Monday evening the boarding house
of W. C. E. Koch, in the Idaho basin,
was burned down, fire having caught
from the stove. The blase was in full
view from this place. The house was
sn old log affair, and was used by the
teamsters employed in hauling the
Idaho ore. No one was injured and the
loss sustained by Mr. Koch was small.
The horses and harness were taken out
of the barn, which was close to the
burning building, but fortunately it
proved: unnecessary. Mr. Koeh will
put np a new boarding house at once.
Married���At Arrowhead, B.C., on
_   Dec. 27, by Rev. Mr Menaies, of Revel-
received applications from tbe. manager gtoke, John Fyfe, chief engineer of the
of the French Creek Hydraulic Com
pany, operating in tbe Big Bend, for
eight placer leases oa the Columbia
river, in the vicinity of Surprise Rapids,
about 80 miles north of Donald.
The bin at the Lake Shore mine is
full to the brim of clean ore, nearly 10
car loads.  The chute of ore in the up-
steamer Rossland, to Miss Sibyle Anderson Johnston, of Arrowhead. After
the ceremony a reception and dance
was given at the Arrowhead hotel, and a
pleasant time indulged in until tbe wee
sma'hours of morning. The presents
given to the happy couple were numerous and costly.
Hunter Bros.
Are selling the choicest
Staple & Fancy Groceries
that can be obtained any**
where. Mail your orders
if yon can't visit our store.
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THE PAY6TRBAK.,aaND0N, B. C^ JANUARY 7, 1899.
*-_
The  PAYSTREAK.
It issued every Saturday la Sandon, In Uie heart
of the greatest White Metai camp on earth,
Subscription     - -     ���     18.00 a year
Strictly In advance.
Address: Tub P-TSTanAE, Sandon, B.C.
BANDON. B.C., JANUARY 7,  1899
SLOCAN ADVANCES.
[creek to the front Lemon creek's
well-known resonrees will add to the
general feeling of security, and along
the whole line there is evidence of
better things in store. Capital is
becoming attracted and more proper
ties will be opened. During 1899, it
Is a safe assertion that the ore shipments of the Slocan will total fully
$5,00*000. ,
' Despite the prevailing depression
throughout the entire year, the Slocan
country did remarkably well In 1898.
In the towns general flatness was experienced atid many business disappointments were met with, Capital,
too, has been somewhat chary of investment, while the amount of prospecting felt far short of the previous
year. Fewer new properties have
been opened up and lees people bave
come into tbe country. All this has
been through no fault ot tbe camp, or
i owing to any diminution in its resonrees and capabilities. Precisely
similar conditions obtained in silver
camps along tbe whole Rocky Mountain range from British Columbia to
Mexico.
However, notwithstanding all these
.    negative occurrences, there is no dis
guising the fact that the mining industry of tbe Slocan is on a more per.
manent footing than during the preceding year ot 1897.   Considerable
more ore has been shipped and the
main properties much moreextehs
ivel v, developed. The ore bodies have
been mora fully exploited, so that
there is lass uncertainty as to the
continuity oi the value.; Better camps
have been elected, the number of
concentrators increased, more trails
and roads built, and theeemmnnica
tions msde more permanent. Added
to this there baa been a greater tonnage of ore shipped, aggregating for
tbe year upwards of 3CV000 tons, at a J
valuationVorar$3,_0C,CWa   ^^"
.    BKNKFICIAL IHVIO-Nt>8.
Within the past week or sodivi
dends have been paid by two proper
ties in this vicinity that will go a long
way towards reconciling the British
investor to silver mines, and also give
more confidence to the fortunate
shareholders. The properties referred
to are the Boson and the Idaho Mines,
both of which are located close to New
Denver. With the exception of a
quarter interest in tbe Idaho, these
mines are owned exclusively in Great
Britain, and the dividends were so
substantial as to make a decided impression. In the case of the Bosun,
the shareholders receive 100 per cent
return upon a five months' investment, a truly remarkable cireum
stance. Aa for the Idaho, one of the
most extensively equipped properties
in the camp, the profits divided
amounted to $28,0001, three-quarters
of which were cabled to the canny
8eots woo are so fortunate as to be
shareholders in the Scottish Colonial
Gold fields. Limited. This brings the
Idabodividends to date to $292,000.
Were these profitaderi ved from Ross
land mines how agitated the financial
world would be; bat, being obtained
from the Slocan siyrer mines, they
are received with cheerful complacence.
Yet: these dividends will mean
much to the Britisher. It is a pleasant, sensation to him to have tbe
surplus shillings dropping  into bis
*   ���������-��������� 'dismal spectacles as presented by the
lake has seen material advancement
during the year, and tbe foundation
has been laid for greater things in
1899. Upwards of 2,000 tons of ore
hss been shipped from the lake properties, which emxml .wiU*be quadrupled during the next twelvemonths.
Events are developing rapidly and
the progress of this vicinity should be
most emphatic In 1899. There is no
doubt that every creek from Wilson
to Lemon will be sending out its quote
of mineral, and the assertion is made
upon good grounds that 10,000 tons of
ore will be shipped from the lake
mines this year. There wus practically little done on the westtslopeof
Silver jnouetain last season, but 'sol
toon as the snow nice things will hdra
from the Eclipse to the Bosun. Or.
Four Mile the best of encouragement
is being met with, and much is expected in shipments. Ten Mile, with
its Enterprise and other fine properties, will make a record next season,
while the Arlington,Two Friends snd
other claims will   bring Springer
| Golden Cache, Hall Mines and Galena
Mines. One failure hurts more than
hall a dozen encoessts will benefit,
and to the luckless investor there is
no distinction between Lillooetand
West Kootenay.   A Chicago paper
|estimstes that there are companies in
existence in London, with capitalization aggregating close to $100,000,000
that have never paid a penny in
dividends.   From this it will seen
| how strong a contrast then is presented by the two profit making properties referred to above With the ex
caption of the Galena Mines, which
suffered more from over-capitalization
than the fault of tbe property; no British corporation doing business In the
Slocan has met with failure, but, oo
)ithe other hand, success has followed
from the very outset. And now that
more money is being invested, how
great will be the benefits resulting,
alike to investor and country. Nothing succeeds like success.
The steam yaeht Myrtle, on Christina
lake, is tied up for the winter.
BVDD   LVNNH   STKOfciK   OF   BIZ.
Whale the matter, ��d you say, stranger t Guise
jrer must have Jest now come.
Just this morula' r   Yes. 1 Uiauk yar, 1 will take
a linlo rum.
Wall, yer see. Mils'* how she started���over there
in Bill Hick's !��_��*-
AH the boys was play In" studhorse, cllpplii' off a
lively pace.
Lou*- "bout twelve lu comes a etrargcr, never
seen lilm here oetotm ;
He war six feet tall er belter, an' cou'd just net in
the dour
Without stooplu'.   He.walns over and alia down
to play a hand:
None the letters Ukol him play In', but you bet
they all hod sand
And sula with him.   Bern the feller, he had won
must sil thechecks:
AH the lurk Jest seemed like hts'n. even though
*   tbey changed rhe decks,
Wdl. tiie stranger tilts two big Mugs tamed np
there In gotsl plsln sight;
lludil, he had a pair ot ae*��~stranger thought he
had things right.
An' he m<>v��*a7Is>ui ail blscblpsln:   Buikl. h<*
calls an' Uj* his pile;
Stranger put* In all his money with a darn ear
castic smile.
Then be slowly reaches over .pate hlshaad around
the oluff.
An'he turns his bole eard oW,
'Makes three
_______ ; aulas that's enough ^^^^^^
But Ifctdd says r "Jest hold on.stranger. 1'vejfot
sees aa' yuu'r boat,'
Tbeu the stranger pulk a gun out an' he jumps
upon his fast,
Hauds op! all bow," says tha stranger; "dead's
that wovai au tn b;"
Well, th*' bo** wns unsutii��eUu' an' the stranger
had tbe cinch.
He Jest pockets all the money, slowly baekm'
toward* the n>��r -
Uera on*, sir-ngwr. Vm not tender, never sseo It
"done before.
Like a streak of checkered ttghtnln' Budd uutlrd
out his gun an'Seed;
Course the   stranger's gun   weren't   Idle -III
aekaowladae I felt Ureil
When I see the gun* a Lark In', but tune daily
oacw apiece;
Hud. he g��A It tu tha sbonltW. stranger ay* It in
the Saeos.
An' wa* ���leader *u a door nail fore his body hit
IhaSoor.
BtMkt was game aa* kept bis aun up, but he
didn 1 shoot no more;
So you ere h>w Bean's a hammer, an 'today the
town sail his
Ora me. stranger, that one shot there war a
darn goad airokw of Mr.
IRO_   MASK   WlTeS.
Appeal or tha Ceatre  Ntar Pearl* I>le-
With   Costa.
The Provincial full court Saturday
gave judgment in the appeal in the Iron
Mask and Centre Star case, in which the
Centre Star Company claim that they
have, on their land the apex of s rein
which dips towards and under the land
of the Iron Mask. They claim the right
to follow this vein down to Its termination. The Iron Mask Company on the
other band.deny the existence of a vein,
snd say that if their far one it baa been
cut off by a flat fault snd terminated
Justice Walkem delivered the lodgment of the court, concluding ss follows:
"The parties here have equal rights,
depending, however, on different titles.
The Centre Star a right to follow a vein
into the adjoining claim. Tbe Iron
Mask until that vein is proved, have a
right to all the ore within the vertical
Hues of their claim 1 think It should
be left to tbe judgment of the court to
say whether or not actual work should
be done for the purpose of elucidating
any particular point with regard to the
issue raised The chief justice authorise* me lo state that in his opinion the
Centre Star appeal ought to be di*mi*.*
ed. The appeal will, therefore, be dismissed with c*sts "
Mr Justice Martin delivered a dissenting judgment, holding thst the
Centre Star should have the inspection
aaked for. Mr. Da ris asked for leave to
appeal to tbe privy council, but Mr.
Bktdwell was not ready to deal with the
matter, so it will come up again before
the full court on January 8.
COHSTR-CTIOW   ITBVS.
Haavaatags Alaag tha Man mi Aha Rob-
k taatlatsHs ftaaS.
Ice is forming on Christina lake, and
a good harvest is already assured the
residents ot Cascade.
John McDonald, formerly of Nakusp,
Slocan City snd Brooklyn* has established his boat-house at Hobaon.
Want of saow makes freifhling and
travelling difHcnlt on the Itoasburjr road,
which at present consists chiefly ol
mud.
Christmas paused quietly and pleas
anllv all aloe*' ��ht* line.   Turkey* were
in abundance, anu tw~ c*rnp had ir��
quota.
Joe Laflamme, or "French Joe" at
he was more familiarly  known,   th��
well known fat cook, of sandon. Silver
ton and Nakusp, ba* died at Cascade
City.
Cascade appear* lively, but business
ie quiet. Twomwtnillsare reoperation
there and a third I* to be erected al the
head of Christina lake, about two miles
from town.
Oeuelles mill, at the framing yards,
hss been closed down during tlte past
two weeks, to e.iabfe tbe owner* to
place new machinery iu I In* lug Pawn
The mill will resume work af New
Year's with Increased energy.
A cave-in at McLean's tunttel his
caused an ettra amount of work then*.
This tunnel i* to be about 8,����n feet
long, and is expected to occupy Ihe
space of nine or ten month* lo compter**
A InrMCompreasorplantlsbeingpiaietl
In position, and the work will be pushed
from Iwth ends.
Tlie Newmarket Hotel,
NEW DENVER,   E C
Provides srunic and pleasant accommodation for the traveling public
Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.
8TE0E k AVISON.
T
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Proprietor*
D.E.QellatIy*5ons
-DEALERS IN
Farm Produce, Fruits,
u Vegetables. o*_��jag.
For the convenience of the trade a stock is si ways kept on hand In tho
Jellsnd Building, SANDON. Mines supplied at wholesale rates. < fcrs
toaded with Produd-, Fruits and Vegetables are ran into the Slocan a\cry
TEN DAYS, and orders can bo delivered en route. *�������
nH-HBBmHBHHiH
CKOW'I   JTBST   COAL.
Extensive Improvements to be Effected
at tha Kernle Miaee.
Robert Jaffray, who is a director of
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company,
has just returned to Toronto from the
west, accompanied by W. Black more,
the company's general manager.   Mr.
but not until the present time has it
transpired what Mr. Caldwell's actual
Koflts bave been. The Sultana is Mr.
ildwell s property no longer. It is
now in the possession of an English
syndicate, the Brit ish* Capital Corpora
tion, and it is in connection with the
issue by the syndicate of the prospectus
of the Sultana mine, limited, that tbe
information which mining investors in
the Lake of the Woods district have so
long been anxious to obtain as to the
J affray's trip west was made for the J amount of the profits has leaked out
purpose of another inspection of tbe I    Wb**> .hffure Mr. Caldwell actually
^^^^^^^mm���^***^*���*^*���****���***r ��� g^g jor jjjg property the prospectus does
not say The total amount to be paid
by the new company for tbe mine has
been fixed at ��150,000 by the vendors,
the British Capital Corporation, who
are the promoters, and who aro soiling
it at a profit.  Of this sura, ��200.000 will
| be in fully paid up shares of the company, ��10,000 in first mortgage deben- J
ture bonds, and the balance in cash, the
vendors making the requisite provision
as to guarantee previously referred to.
As to the manner, in which the mine
changed hands the story isas follows:
Just about a year ago two English
{raining engineers, A. Crover and G.
Neustader, were sent out especially to
examine the mine, and spent several
days examining the property. The report which tbey made to their principals, the British Capital Corporation,
Limited, is dated January 19th last, the
result being that on the 7th of July the
corporation acquired the property from
Mr. Caldwell, but retained bis services
corporation's mines at Fernie.   From
ell accounts! the company's operations
have so far been attended with marked
success, and it is understood to be the
intention of the management to increase
the scale of tbeir undertaking as fast as
possible.
At present 50 ovens are at work near
Ferrrie turning out.coke; materials are
on tha ground for 50 additional ovens,
and Messrs. Jaffray and Black more will
advise the board to erect another 100
ovens the coming year. The present
plant turns out. 80 tons of coke a day,
and, with 200 ovens, tbe management
would hsve a daily capacity of over 800
tons.
Atpreaent tbe company is furnishing
the Trail and Nelson smelters with fuel,
but with the increased, capacity it will
extend its operations across the international boundary line snd furnish coke-
to the Northport. Wash , and Great
Falls, Mont., smelters.   The company
levels running north, the latter work
being for the purpose of intersecting
the underlay of the newly discovered
Pasha vein. Tbe cost of making a
shaft is vivan at 880 a foot, and of drifting or driving at $12 per foot.
Taking the result of the workings of
the mine for the past three years aa a
basis of calculation, -the prospectus
says, the result of the projected developments will be toput in sight ��� body of
gold ore whose net value would exceed
��1,000.000 sterling, and this in addition
to tbe ��750/100 already in sight.
moreover,   anticipates supplying tbe ���*rm}*tn�� director.
M_M_M__H_M_M_l__HB_H_H_i__HBB_H_i_nh_ Hiniwl Al
Boundary country and other parts of
British Columbia.
Aside from its coke business, thecom-
Kny has a big field to supply with coal,
uie 800 tons of coal are turned out at
the mines every day, and ail of this and
much more will be required, aa stove
and steam fuel, in the various towns
aud camps of the Kootenays and other
parts of southern Bririah (Nil urn hia.
As to the quality of the company's
coal, it is described as beiug a very
high class bituminous coal, containing
over 80 per cent of fixed carbon, 8 per
cent, of ashes and about one-half at 1
per cent, of sulphur.   Mr   Black more
The report of the mining engineers
says the property comprises about 70
acres. The length of the vein northerly and southerly is about 2,200 feet, and
a width of 1,800 feet easterly and west**
erly represents the area for parallel
veins. At tbe surface the width of the
vein matter is about 80 feet. After the
first level at ��*) feet is passed, it widens
out until at 180, tbe third level, It
measures 55 feet between the walls, and
at 852 feet, the fifth level it ia about 30
feet wide again From tbe top to the
bottom it ia one sold mass of gold ore
averaging 87 per ton right across. The
tounage of. average class ore, standing
plate i*�� the world' *n *~tt in*in ***fl sbove the lowest
good erode of soft ���*��� ****** *R approximately 2.'>,000 tous, of
.��.._. . ��� the average gross value of Sil per ton
At the junction of the Sultana vein and
the Crown Reef, 750 feet south of the
main shaft, the Buriey shaft has been
sunk on the water front of the bland
The works show the vein to run, a
strong and enormous budv of gold ore,
750 feet long bv 800 feet deep, by 30 feet
wide, which, ii calculated ou the basis
' of 14 feet per ton. and at the Sultana's
| net value of $7 |ier ton, shows gold ore
ority is evident from the fact that its } ����� ���**���* <*��m- �������* value of��.75,<t00
percentage of fixed carbon is great!v in ! rrterlrng. rhia amount, when added to
excess oftbat of tha ordinary soft c.*l,! ft* [** **}!* ��f ?>���_*��� tending above
while, at the same time, ils'percentagw} the lowest level in the main shaft,gives
of ash is verv considerably Teas    The < *** nmh ��< lU'V��l����nmeuta up to date
n���������_mn_in_in_H_M__iH_in_in_i__B_B_B__ii_i__^_r^
kuownof only one
where au equally _^_^__________
coal is to Im found, and that is North '
Durham, Englaud. Ordinary bituminous coal contains about *00 per cent, of
fixed carbon, and as much as 25 per
cent of ash material, and very much
more sulphur than the Fernie coal.
The valuable constituent in any coal is
its fixed carbon, and of this the' British
Colombia coal contains very nearly as
much as moat of the hard coal sold in
this country.   As a *mft coal its superi
Prospect mine at Michel is' in course of
beinjr developed, and before very long
it is expected to have a yielding capacity of 100 tons per day. The coal of this
mine is almost exactly similar to the
Fertile coal, but for domestic purposes it
is considered even tatter.
The board of the company will shortly
meet at Montreal to consider the extension of iti operations. The corporation
now employ* 200 men at the mines
Crow's Seat Coal Company's stock,
which a few weeks ago, sold at SM per
|25 share, is now quoted at 828 to 880.
satn or thb sultama.
Mat Portage'e big
_H Two
Mine Aalla
Millions.
for Or��r
The story of the struggles and
triumphs of J. F. Caldwell, of Winnipeg, in connection with the famorrs
Sultana gold mine, near Rat Portage,
is tolerably well known to Canadian
mining nrerr and investors. That after
five years of hard work, and the expenditure of thousands of dollars, Mr.
('aidwell began In 189fl to get substantial returns (rom his property, and has
continued to do so since, is also known,
MOO-HX  BXPEKTS.
An Kngllsa Paper's Opinion of the Maa
With Yellow (.egglnge.
��710,01) worth of gold in sight
Mint certificates were produced by
Mr. Caldwell, which proved that the
net profits, after the payment of all expenses, were for the vear ending 81 st
December. 180t>, 851,000; ditto for 1887,
850,000. Ihe gross output of the Sultana for 1835,188 i and 1897, has according to the report of the Ontario Buivau
of Mines,averaged 88.000 per week,and
this with an antiquated 10 stamp mill.
On the 27th of December last, hoa*ever,
a new 30 stamp mill commenced running, and in 144 days a not profit of
87.*>,fiOO was realised, being at the rate
of 8151,000 per annum
With the addition of 70 stamps to the
80 now running, it is .estimated upon
the basis of the present profits that the
net profits per annum will be not less
than ��103,740, which is more than twice
the amount required to pay interest and
to provide for the redemption of the debentures.
It Is proposed with the working capital of ��50,000 to Increase the stamp mill
to 100 stamps; to sink another shaft 800
feet south of the present main shaft on
a large outcrop of the vein near the
centre of the property; to continue the
������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������"
The recent history of mining, says ihe
Mining World and Engineering Record,
of London, Eng., has not advanced the
reputation in which experts are held.
Perhaps it would.be more correct to
say that it has done quite the reverse.
It must be admitted that the task set
them is extremely difficult. They are
asked to describe the value of a property, sometimes partially developed,
ana sometimes not developed it all. In
the majority of cases we would fain
believe tbey do their duty conscientiously and well, but in too many instances they deceive their employers,
and not unrrequeiitly involve them in
heavy toss. What haa struck us about
many of the experts we have seen has
been the positive way in which they
speak about what common sense ought
to show them can only be surmised
We bave also been struck bv tbe manner in which they take credit to themselves for whatever happens. If the
mine is a success they ore ready to declare that they said it would be, and if
the mine ia a failure they were equally
Ksitive in saying it would be. We
ve scarcely known s manager to return from a property who was not sure
---qui,te suie���that-if his plan of opera
tions had been carried out, dividends
would have been paid and calls would
have ceased. Even in a case quite recently, where a certain manager was
discharged for drunkenness, he had
the assurance to say to us that, by
bis plan of operations���we suppose
drinking at the nearest refreshment bar
���the mine would have been a greater
success than it was. In justice to these
experts, as distinguished from managers, it has to be admitted that the
program they lay down. as conditional
to success very often is not carried out,
and here, not they, but the directors
and shareholders are to blame. Tbe
money has either not been forthcoming,
or it has been spent, in some other wav.
As to managers, we have rarely
known one to succeed another who did
not proceed to make much of the difficulties his predecessor left him, and to
totally alter the plan of operations.
When he has been superseded the same
thing bas occurred again. At the meetings of shareholders in mines that are
not realising prospectus promises you
will be certain to hear this remark:
"We want an independent report upon
the property." Exactly, but that is
very, difficult to obtain. Your choice
may fall upon the wrong man. He may
be more incompetent thau the manager,
whose work he is supposed to overhaul,
or, worse still, he may have some
private object of his own to serve. At
the recent Sherlaw's Gold meeting Dr.
Alexander told the story of how he employed an expert to furnish an independent report upon a mine in which he
was interested. The expert condemned
the mine by bell, book and candle, but
at the same time he recommended another property which he was very-
anxious (of course, for disinterested
motives!) that Dr. Alexander and his
friends should buy. The result was
that they lost the good mine which this
man had condemned, but they were
saved from purchasing the bad mine
There is a fashion .in experts as in
other things.   There is a run after a
certain man, and while the sun is shining on him he usual makes hay, not for
those who employ him, but for himself.
There was a so-called expert in the
eariy days of Westralian mining, whose
name appeared upon nearly all of the
earlier prospectuses,' who was feted at
one of the London hotels, and who carried great weight with investors until
he was found out.   At the present time
tbe mere mention of this man's name
upon a prospectus would be sufficient
Ho render its issue abortive.   How this
man acquired bis brief reputation no
one knows, but that he could command
a price for his scandalous reports is
quite certain.   Perhaps What bowled
him out finally was his own extravagant
language.  One can onfy suppose that
he was excited by liquor when some of
his reports were penned.   Each gold-
field has produced his prototype, and
sometimes several of them.   There are
men walking about the city of .London
to-day who pose as "experts," who talk
with the utmost assurance of this property and of that, who speak as if they
were the Great High Priests of mining,
and who, yet, to our certain knowledge,
were never, associated with a single
success, but always with failure.   These
are tbe men who will pull you up a
fateway, buttonhole you in the street,
eep pace with you on the pavement,
and pour their predictions into your
ears as long as you choose to listen to
them. In met, those apparently who
know least about mining speak the
most positively against some properties,
and in favor of others. It is possible in
the former case that tbeir connection
with these properties has been terminated against their will, aad in tbe latter
you may be quite sure they have an
axe to grind. If they think they are
making any impression upon you, it
will not be long ere they produce the
inevitable prospectus, and ask you if
are are willing to underwrite on terms,
of course, that mako the success of the
company almost impossible, even if the
property were passably good, which it-
most probably is not.. What we most
want in mining is a race of experts,
that by dint of hard study and practical
experience are really entitled to give
an opinion upon mining ventures. We
do not want tbe uneducated, illiterate
expert that has done duty too often in
home mining, or the schoolmaster, tha
draper's assistant or counter-jumper
that has too often been in evidence in
foreign mining, but persons of experience, such as, for example, are being
trained in the mining schools of Camborne and Redruth, who will value their
reputation and who will seek advancement in life by honest, and reputable
means, and not by the reports that give
common sense the go-by, and slap truth
in the face.
Alex. Lucas, of Kaslo, provincial organizer of the Conservative party, has
returned from the east, where he whs
in conference with the leading spirits ot
that party.
Q
fflAITl Bl?OSe
sinking of the main shaft to the depth of s ""Men he recommended. It is much
700 feet; to drive distances of 750 feet essler to talk of an independent report
on each of five levels running south,! than to get one, and most mining
and to drive 200 feet on each of four ��� directors will say that this is so.
. Wholesale ||
Wine & Liquor Merchants
 ofSANDON	
Carry the finest Stock of Liquors in
the Kootenaj Country.
if if if
Orders by mail or wire promptly
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MINING   RECORDS
The following is a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during the
week m the several mining divisions of
the Slocan. Those of New Denve- were
as follows:���
LOC-TIOHS.
DOC 87-An-a Fiction, re-kcatlon of 4th of
Joly, by H T Tang*.
Dac So-Holiday Fraction, north fork Car-
porter. O W Refuse.
_B_NDOH_BHT8.
Dccts-Bmphe, adjoining the Prascott, by J
Brandon.
Assasmnnrri.
DBcrr-Unlted, Dominion (lot.
DSOzS-Evaratt, Texas Boy Fraction, Bostock
Not.
eaaTtricATB or i*st_ove_��_ts.
Dac tS-Starllaht Fraction.
Dae I?���Kt_s*_ey i, F Hansen to J R Caiwwon,
Dominion No��.Twnd, D -cCuaJa; to A L McLean, Oct ��, mi. _."-v       _    __.,.-
Empire. Reco aad Texas Boy Fraction |, J E
Barrett to J Bandon, June a.
Le Hoy and Madia, same to aame, Jane ft.
Dac so-Cody Fraction aad Joker |, FB
Lantito WMBotsford.Deerr.
KIngsley |, W 8 M Oaatler to J W Sweeney,
Dec _
DBcn-Hnmmtti, Eft Sinner to War Eagle
Consolidated Mintage Devdopmeat Co, Oct si.
Mineral Hill andEnreka |, J A Pinch to same.
Saine,JSOFraaertoaaiae,Dect��.
AJN8WOBTH   DIVISION.
Dec tS-Canadian ChUf, Paris MOO.
Dac tS-Pair Play. %
Dac fT-Franeetta, Tam Ran 4 years.
CKaTiFiC-Ta or unovBaaavs
Dot* tS-Paaama to H Oiegerioh and Mary
MaeKny.
Dac n-Practioo Fraction ft, Arthur Aaselln
to Joseph Blanchard,|tSO.
Harminai, J Max 8omprey to W K Maroan,
100.
DBCtt-Iron Hand J, John Hastle to A L
flermina |, J M Somprey to Peter Dressell, SOT*.
Dac ts���James McKian's declaration as  to
Interest conveyed in Lucky Edd and Fairvtew.
Dac rr-Royal, E J Warren to Slocan Mines,
X Ray }, Stephen Brook* to Elmer Coy.
MO   BLUFF  THIS   TIME,
bary to Hair* Saaapllag WarksTkat
Will
Last spring Rosebery had a shortlived boom as the result of a building
being erected for the alleged purpose
of sampling ores. It turned out to be a
myth, and the building stands as a
monument of what can be done to influence real estate sales. However, a
definite and bona fide proposition is now
on foot, and if allgues well sampling
works will be in actual operation at
Rosebery by tbe middle of February.
Three weeks ago O. W. McDowell, of
Denver, Colorado, who has considerable
capital at the back of him, came here
and sized up the situation. The outlook was favorable and he immediately
got things into business shape. On
Friday last he. accompanied hy a representative of the C.PtK . were at Rosebery selecting a suitabh site for the
works, away from danger in case of
Wilson creek becoming flooded. The
works are to be equipped with the most
modern machinery obtainable and to
have a daily capacity of 100 tons. The
supply will be drawn from the principal
mines of the Slocan, which look upon
the scheme with favor. Ore will also
be purchased In small quantities, so
that the numerous prospects in the
vicinity may bave an opportunity to
realise at once upon their mineral.
The company are prepared to expend
���800,000 per month for tbe purchase ot
ore, which will permit of considerable
scope. For small lots the price of
sampling will be in the neighborhood of
12 per ton, with a better rate for large
Suantities. More than this sum Mr.
icDowell claims can be saved by the
strict and accurate check that can be
secured upon smelter returns. The
new works will not be controlled by
any one smelter, but all will have the
same privilege to purchase the product.
To the thousand and one promising
prospects in the lake district the actual
operation of sampling works at a convenient point will prove of great benefit
and scores of small properties will be
able to handle a ton or so in the course
of development, which are now deterred
owing to the owners not having the
necessary caoital to work. Cssh will
be paid for ore so soon as sampled and
the tedious delay of smelter returns will
be avoided.
The site for the works has been
definitely chosen in the cove, close to
the C.P.R ship yard. The machinery
has been ordered by wire, and the plans
are being prepared for the buildings at
Nelson, work on which will commence
at once. Mr. McDowell states the
Pavne has contracted to supply him
with ore, and he expects to get a great
deal from tbe other mines. He will
personally attend to the purchasing of
ores, and Mr. Applethwaite, of Nelson,
will have charge of the office. It is the
intention of the company to also erect
sampling works at some point on Kootenay lake.
MEW   DKKVER   GROWING.
Julian   Durham  Saya  tha  Town   Is a
Thriving Burg.
In concluding her description of a trip
through the Slocan, Mrs. Henshawe, or
Julian Durham, of Vancouver, says:
The Nakusp A Slocan branch of the
C.P.R. runs from Sandon to Nakusp to
connect with the Arrow lake steamers,
snd all along its route tha scenery is
very fine.
All the country bordering on Stocan
lake is richly mineralised aad though not
yet ss far developed as are the sections
lying to the north, where around Sandon
27 dividend-paying mines have their
location, still there are already several
small shippers near Slocan City whose
output will largely increase now that
rail communication has been opened up
between the lake and Lower Kootenay
river.
Slocan lake affords excellent fishing,
and is a favorite resort for cjimping
Krties, the small streams in the vicinity
ing full of brook trout. Near here
New Denver is situated, the centre of
Government for the district and a thriving town of 1,000 inhabitants, indeed
the whole Slocan from Kaslo to Nakusp
is being rapidly developed, the silver,
lead and galena* mines giving richest
promise
As railway traveling is necessarily
rather slow in thrs part of the world on
account of the tremendously heavy
grades, It Is more pleasant to ride
through certain portions of the country,
also up to visit the various mining
camps, excellent horse-trails intersecting the mountains In all directions, and
ponies being obtainable at reasonable
rates in any of the settlements. It
would be impossible to over-rate two
things in the Slocan���the wealth of the
silver mines and the hospitality of the
mining camps.
Death of P. MeOougall.
On Thursday, Peter McDougall, one
of the most widely known characters
in the camp, died at the Slocan hospital
of inflammation of the brain. This was
the first desth in tbe new hospital.
Deceased had been kindly taken care
of by Dr. Brouse. who did all he could
for the poor fellow. Tbe body was
turned over to Walker A Baker, who
gave it burial McDougall was 41 years of
age and came from Ashland, Wisconsin,
where his relatives now reside. At one
time he waa worth considerable money,
but he drank it all np. Ha had besn In
this neighborhood for years, and every
cent he earned went over the bar. At
, his death he was stone brake.
UAUBMA  MINKS,   LIMITED.
TJasatlsraetory    tteport   leeaad   by  tha
Big  PempmHp.
The report of the Galena Mines, Limited, which is operating the Currie
group, on the Galena Farm, below
Silverton, has been issued. It covers
the period to October 1Mb last, and
states that at the meeting held last year
the directors were sanguine as to the
prospects of the mine, but as work progressed disquieting rumors reached
them. They therefore decided to dismiss Mr Callahan and to procure the
best obtainable independent opinion on
tbe property. Accordingly Messrs.Hand
and Griffiths, gentlemen of great mining
experience in British Columbia, were
commissioned to report fully, and in
September. 1897, a very able, exhaustive, but disheartening, report was received from them. They recommended
the continuance of operations; their
advice hss been followed, these operations being carried out by the then existing staff.
In the meantime the directors took
active steps to place the management
of the mine in able hands, and they
were very fortunate in obtaining the
services of B. B. Fraser. who has since
been in charge of tho nropertv Mr.
Fraser was in possession of Messrs.
Hand and Griffiths' report, and, his
views coinciding with theirs as to the
advisability of continuing the development work, developments were continued in the hope of recovering the lode.
A great deal of practical work has been
done; unfortunately, the results so far
have been disappointing. It seems to
be the general opinion in the district
that a large body of good ore, exists
within the boundaries of the property ;
the claims are strewn in many places
with large blocks of galena, and there
la aa outcrop of galena for some distance
along the surface. This ore. containing silver, lead, and zinc, livos down
to a depth of about 100 ft; below this
depth tbey have not been successful in
finding it, the countrv being very much
broken and disturbed.
The working capital of the company
la exhausted; the question arises
whether it Is better to stop operations
and await developments in the adjoining mines, or whether the company
should be wound up and efforts made
to dispose of the property. Tbe properties are practically freehold, and can
therefore be retained by the Company
at a comparatively small annual expenditure. The position has been very
carefully considered by both the hoard
and the engineer in charge, K B.
Fraser; expenses have been reduced
to a minimum, aud work on the mine is
now confined to croascutting the conn
try at the lOOft. level In the hope ol
finding payable ore. The directors are
anxious to have the position fullv discussed at the coming meeting, with the
object of deciding upon Ihe course of
action to be taken.
FAIRVIKW.
The Falrview Corporation, Limited,
to now an accomplished fact.
The Dominion Consolidated are busy
with development work on the Black
Hawk mineral claim.
Sinking still goes on In the Morning
Star mine and the ore is equal to anv
hitherto taken out of that mine.
The Flora, Western Hill and Virginia
Company are doing a considerable
amount of development work orr their
property, which continues to give proof
of first class value.
TheSmuggler mill commenced crush*
ing thia week and will continue for SO
days before a cleanup Is made. The
mill waa made by the Jenckes Machine
Company of Sherbrooke. P.Q. There
are four batteries of five stamps each,
with a total capacity of 40 tons per day.
The power is giveu by a tohorsopower
Corliss engine.
If you are���
Thirsty,
weary,
HUNGRY,
or
Call at the
Hotel Ivanhoe.
WON BOTTLING GO.
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Kinds of CARBONATFD DRINKS
Syphons, Ginger Ale,
Saraaparilla, Ktc, Etc
Patronize home industry
when you want the best
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9
Bicycle Riders Career ia Short.
An American writer, in reviewing
tlie careers of prominent riders, lias
the following to sav : "Bald bus been
on the track about six years. Cooper
has only been \ rominent shout four
years,   tiardinarcanie out in 1891.
McParland and Stevens        :t the
same time, and Nut Butler was found
in 1803, and has been ridin��� ... probably six   veurs while  his vounger
brother, 1*0111 h��s heen know 11 since
lfe-Hi.   Major' Taylor- is a newcomer,
as are Kimble arid Freemen.   These
three men have been active hardly
more than  a year.   Maj-��r Taylor s
first ride ol" note   whs tt,    ;x-dny
affair of two year- ago    After any
rider has seen Hve or six >uars of
hard service his finish is generally
reached.   If it were not lor the fact
that tliey are obliged to keep in such
excellent condition this would trot be
possible.    An athlete must train not
only all summer, but Al. winter as
well, otherwise it  would- be almost
impossible to attain  that degree   of
|a;rreutiorr so  necessary to suce&ss.
One. ol the nvwt remarkable riders
of to-day is Edward MbUuffeeof Bos*
ton, who, alter having ridden orr the
road for more than ��*vfoii ytars, has
this yean come tait a*r one or the
greatest middle distance riders in the
country.   McDnffee has seen most of
the old timers fall ny the wayside,
while he has just attained the pin-
nicleof Iris  latrre.   There art   few
riders the equal  of McDutToe,  nnd
they are the exception  to the rule.
In two or three years the names ol
Taylor, Bald. Cooper, Eaton, Butler,
(Yiulter, Tiros and others will be for
gotten and spoken of irr the same
breath with Windle, Taylor, Tyler,
Bliss, Dim border and Luinsden.
Russia is Alter Uncle Sam.
Russia is evidently beginning a
campaign against the Nieara ������ a
canal. The Novoe Vremya publisl -
es an article not only warmly advocating tin? Panama scheme, but filled
with bitter dislike for the United
States.
The writer says the predominance
of the United' States would have
been desirable for Russia a few ft ars
ago, but all this has changed sinje
the late war. Having despoiled
poor Spaid the United Stat*, have
become a colonial arrd Asiatic power.
Forgetting the Munrou doctrine of
"America for Americans," which implies the other doctrine* that American dominion must be confined to
America, the Yankees, he says, ' are
now entering into open competition
with ua in China and Corea. They
have no scruples over an alliance
with their traditional enemy, England, and with Japan, for this purpose."
For this reas >n Russian financiers
and diplomatists ought t��> give their
support to the French undertaking
when it-comes to seriously discarding
the neutralization of the Panama
canal and placing it under the control or the guarantee of the European
and American power's."
Tho writer declares the Panama
route would lie more beneficial to
Russia than the Nicaragua route,
���'This lattereanal," he adds, "even
supposing its completion possible,
would be a purely American under-
taking, whereas the Panama canal
remains in the hands of our allies,
the French, or It may become an International enterprise with the addition of a strong American clement
to its shareholders.
The Novoe Vremya says: "Russia j
must, therefore, be on ber guard ]
against tne United States, especially
in view of the enormous wealth of its
Pacific shores and the strategical
position occupied by Americans in
the Sandwich, the Philippines, the
Saniuu and the Mariana islands.
Fight Against the Powder Trust*
San Francisco, Jan. 3.���Attorney
General Fitzgerald tiled an important
suit on behalf of the state of California today f��r the forfeiture of the
franchise of the Giant Powder Company of this city and for the payment of 15000 for the alleged unlawful exercise of its privileges. It is
contended that by reason ot the
dynamite trust the prices of explosives have la.cn increased and free
competition prevented. For the
reasons given the state demands the
forfeiture of the cornpan> 's franchise,
together with tire imposition of a fine
of ��o000 and costs.
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
A. C. MeARTHUR,
C. P. R. Agent, Sandon.
WM. STITT, Gen. 8. S. Agt.,
Winnipeg.
They were talking of figures of
speech". "Have vou ever noticed,"
said one, "how fond people are of
vegetable metaphors when they are
dealing with a woman ? Her cheeks
are 'rosea,' her lips are 'cherry.' her
hands are always 'lily' hands, her
mouth a 'rose bud,' her complexion
is 'like tt peach,' and her breath is
���fratfrant aa honeysuckle.'"
������i*ou've forgotten one," said the
cynic.
"What's that?"
"Her ton.ue Is 'a scarlet runner."
"I would like to Interest you in
our Ctiiuprrsstd air m<>tor.
"Coinpressit.1 nothing! I would'nt
touch lr with a lO-irot pole. I'm an
expansionist. *
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Gold Chain.,
Gold Spectacles,
Gold Stick Pins,
Gold Watches,
Gold Studs
Gold Brooches,
Gold Chain Bracelets,
Gold Cuff Buttons,
Gold Thimbles,
Gold Rings.
Beautiful Stock of
SILVERWARE
Just to Hand.
Q. W. GRIMMETT.
Jeweller and Optician.
Dr. A. MILLOY,
DENTIST.
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KASLO,
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WUI be at tbe Hotel Balmoral
once a month.
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Well stocked bar in conuection.
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To Eastern Si
European Points,
To Pacific Coast, Alaska,
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Daily excepting Sunday to Points, reach
ed via Rosebery and Slocan City.
Daily Train.
7:45 k     lve. SANDON ar.     16:56 k
Ascertain BATES and fall information by
addressing nearest local agent, or
A. C. MeARTHUR,
Agent, Sandon.
K. J. OOYLE, W. F ANDEBSOH,
Dist. Pass. Aft., Trav. Pass. Agt
Vancouver, Nelson.
Be sura  that your ticket reads via the
CANADIAN PACIFIC BAIL WAY.
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The Paystueak.
i
The Ore Shipments.
For the six months from July 1st
88 to Jan. 1st, '99 the total ore shipments from Sandon have been 13,065
tons. As will be seen by a glance at
the figures, the Payne leads the list
with 8,780 tons, over one-half the
total shipments from 8andon. The
81oean Star, as before, takes second
place to the Psyne with a total of j
overmineteerihundred tons. In re- 1
gard to the Star shipments it most be
remembered that these are concentrates which, in milling will go five
or six to one: thst is to say, for each
too shipped five or six tons, of erode
ore .ave been mined and handled by
the mill and tram way. For the next
three months it Is not probable that
the Star will be a heavy shipper as,
owing to an accident to the flume,
the mill will not be running before
serins*
The Roth stands third on the list
with over seventeen kindred tons to
its credit. This property has been
one of the steadiest and most reliable
shippers in EC At present the
owners are flooring on boildlng a
concentrator in Sandon with a tramway connection, the intention being
to treat the low grade ore found in
the mine. This would mean a large
increase in shipments and a corresponding increase in the Bomber of
men employed.
The Last Chance has only recently
got its tramway into working order
and consequently its shipments have
been comparatively small. From
this time forward it is safe to say
that the Last Chance will be found
The Noble Five has snipped only
a few tons out in' development and
will got be a heavy shipper for probably six months, as it was the intention ot the owners at th* time of
taking hold to spend a yekr in developing. With this intention work
is being carried forward wMk tbe
greatest energy and the property is
being put on a proper baas to stand
regular *nd heavy shipments.
The Reco, which has been idle all
summer, will be regularly on the
shipping list until the rawhide trails
break Op. The Hbco has only shipped a few cars so tar this winter, bat
it is worthy of note that one car of
Reco ore is worth nearly a train load
of the rock produced in the Rossland
and Boundary camps.
There are several other properties
which can be counted on to enter the
shipping list as heavy producer*
daring the next tew months. Most
noteworthy of these is the Ivanhoe,
which has more ore blocked ont then
any other mine in the Slocan, not to
mention several thousand tons already on the damp, and yet has not
made a shipment for msny months
notwithstanding that 25 men are continually employed developing the
property. As the owners have sufficient means to continue work in-
doflmitejy it is not probable that any
shipping will be done for some time,
or at least until a tramway is built.
Jt. Is safe to say, however, that when
the Ivanhoe does commence to ship
It wjll surprise even those who are
Acquainted with the circumstances,
both as to values and amount of ship-
mente.
The Idaho, which ships from Concentrator Sidinpr i*, next to the
Rtyne, the hosivtc-st "shipper in the
Slocan. Tlie Idah.i lias bei'U worked
flve years, has paid to d��i* >.2��JO,G0O
In dividends besides build n ' a concentrator and tramway, a id is at
thii present time shippirv uore ore
and is looking totter th; n at any
otoer time in its history. The Idaho
has shipped during the last six
months 2377 tons of ore and concentrates.
The Queen Bess makes the good
showing ot 1019 tons for the six
months and during the next half
year will increase largely on these
figures.
The famous Whitewater mine has
list completed its concentrator and
a again a shipper.   From this out
the Whitewater shipments will be
large.
The Boson at New Denver Is a
mine of great promise. From Joly
1st it has shipped 440 tons of ore
The Four Mile district is coming
rapidly to the front and Ike Comstock, Emily Edith, Fisher Maiden,
Vancouver and Wakefield are ship-
The Enterprise, which Is usually
considered the banner property of
Slocan lake has shipped only 398
tons There haa been a deal *on far
the Enterprise for some time bock,
which has bad the effect of materially reducing the ootput.
In McGuigan basin the Dardanelles, Antoine, Rambler and Great
Western are shipping, and the prospects are bright lor a busy season.
Altogether the shipments from the
Slocan, including the Ten Mile and
districts which are not recorded in
the accompanying table, total 181459
tons since Joly 1st '98. It Is a very
conservative estimate to plaee the
average oalue of this ore at 1100 a
ton, which would give an approximate valne of nearly 12,000,000.
The Slocan camp has no fkilures to
record. Notwithstanding that the
price of silver has been low and that
the promised relief from the burdens
of the United States lead doty has
not arrived, the mine owners have
gone steadily ahead developing their
properties with s determination to
make the best of the unfavorable circumstances in which they find themselves placed.
There is more development under
way than at any other time since
operations were commenced in this.
It Is safe to state that no other silver
camp in America is showing the
same progress and prosperity as the
Slocan.. It is becoming more' appar
ent every day that the Sloesn is
what it is claimed to be���the richest
white metal camp on earth.
A Deluge.   A Great Inpouring
of
GROCERIES and SHELF NOVELTIES.
TWO THOUSAND CASES [a train load J of nice, clean, fresh
packed groceries received during the past two w-eks: besides, several
oarioads of Ane fresh vegetables, representing not only  a cataract  but �����
perfect avalanche
of goods from sil
parts of the world
pouring down open
the good people of
this Model City.
And whv not?
when we bavelbe
best Mines, the
best Miners and the '}
British Colombia
We haves*many
nice new noyehies
to eat and drink
that it would re
quire a whole
nei|spa|a)f lasoe to
desert'* item all.
So we invite you
all to come and see
the new gor*ds, to
best People In all
inspect our warehouses and cellars.   Bring  your  *M lers. const ns an
aunts.    All will he welcome.
There are no rooustachios to deceive in the neighborhood of tbe C.
P. R. depot now. *
I have just
lot*f
received another
HIGH GRADE
WATCH MOVEMENTS.
Which I eon confidently
recommend te Intending purchasers.
Geo. B. Knotoles,
Pioneer Jeweler of  the Sloesn.
Two Doors Below   VI RUIN IA   Mock
RECO AVE.
-   -   SANDON
���tsMaosasnaai
aw
H. G lege rich, Sandon, B. C.
KASLO.
AINSWORTH
s
EA50NABLE
Q
OODS.
W# are now showing: a line of HOCKEY SKATES
the strongest and best.
SPRING SKATES, various styles and patterns.
SLEIGH BELLS, nickel and gilt balls on straps
Also the qtfebrated JONES ALL STEEL SNOW
SHOVELS.
A   full line of LAMPS and  LANTERNS In stock
H.BYERS&Co.
NELSON.
KASLO.
SANDON
"Smoke all you like in this world,
but don't smoke in the next."
Quotation By
BOB INGERS0LL
Advertisment By
JIM WILLIAMSON.
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