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'fiOOK IV.
SANDON, MARCH 24, 1900.
C. II. Hand is in  Montreal.
Sheriff Tuck spent  several  days
town this week
What town will get the 24th of May
celebration! his year?
E. R. Atherton visited   Nelson in the
early part of the week.
Joseph Roy   returned this week from
the Windermere country.
The mail from the south missed connections again yesterday.
There was no quorum  at the council
meeting on Mondav night.
JHrs. M- L- Grimmettt returned from
hejr eastern visit on Sunday last.
. ���fl. J. Hroddv returned from his
eastern tour in the early part of the
���he basehall clubs of Rossland and
Nelson are organizing for the coming
She   Misses McKinnon opened their
��� mttinery   store in   the   Crawford block
this week.
Arthur Cauley visited Sandon on
Saturday. He went south again on
Sunday's train.
R, H. Trueman, the photographer,
hat returned to town and is doing
business in the old stand.
Span McCauley left Oil Wednesday
4j Vernon to work some copper pron-
ffty he has in that district.
Registration ol" voters goes steadily
Ml. About a dozen have gone in from
this office during lhe last week.
��Frank Spitts paid $5 into the city
treasury on Wednesday for using obscene language on the public stree.
Dr. W. K. Gomm and Find Levine
look out naturalization papers this
���eek. There are many who will follow their example.
jf'E. H. Volckart will continue the
laundrv business formerly carried on by
Win. Lafavor, who has gone to Blaine,
Vtsh., to take up a ranch.
���The number of shows visiting Sandon these days should keep the town
supplied with amusement. There are
Pur in sight for the next two weeks.
Ig The Soniers Family Comedy Co icerl
Co. will hold the boards at Spencer's
On Wednesday evening next. They gave
a good show  last time they were here.
The rapidly disappearing snow and the
Unusually light fall during the past
Winter, promises a very early spring
and   a correspondingly   long dry sum-
I John Love, ofthe Wilcox Pneumatic
Caisson Dredge company, and trveller
fcr the Consolidated Stationery Co., oi
Winnipeg, visited Sandon on Thursday.
Harry   Odams,   the   restaurateur  of
Miner's  Hotel,   is   enlarging  and   improving his place of business and will lit
Up  a first-class  dining   room In a   few
The fiat asked for by the city council
Hp authorize  a   new  election   has   not
been heard of lately and has apparently
Jfot    lost    in    the   political   shuffle   at
Mr. and Mrs. Fogg beg to thank
the people of Sandon for the sympathy
and help extended to them on the occasion of the recent landslide, in which
they were sufferers.
The K. & S. was hung up for several
hours on Wednesday by a slide on the
other side of Whitewater. The K. & S.
service has been irregular lately, as is
usually the case, snowslide season.
Wm. Beatty, who has been in charge
W the   Delphine mine  in the Windermere country  for some time, returned
to  Sandon   this week-    The Delphine
will be reopened in six weeks.
An effort is being made to boom
Proctor, the Balfour end of the Crow's
Nest extension. There are 750 men
now employed on the construction, and
the new town  will be busy for a while.
James J. Godfrey, the renowned confidence man, registered at this office
yesterday and left a cabinet photo which
now hangs between a portrait of Paul
Kruger and an epitaph of a deliniduent
The Fisk Jubilee Singers will give a
concert in Virginia Hall on Tuesday
evening April 3rd under the auspices of
the Methodist Church. This is the first
Kootenay tour of the world-famous
Fisk company.
Ten per cent, ofthe proceeds ofthe
Columbian Company's entertainments
will be donated to the sufferers of the
landslide. Five per cent is given by
the show peop'e and five percent by the
management oi the hall.
The following passengers were booked over the  K. & S. during the   week:
Fquots Sweeden to Seattle on the
17th E. P. McCurry and August Anderson to Spokane on the 19th and P. A.
Brady to Marcus on the 19th.
A meeting ofthe football club will be
held in P. Burns & Co's. office on Mon-
evening at eight o'clock. All who kick
the pigskin or admire the game are
requested to be present as it is proposed
to organize for the coming season.
Sixteen Finlanders from the Payne
quit work on Monday because the
management would not allow them to
retain their jobs if they became members ofthe miners' Union. They left
next day for the east over  the C. P. R.
South Fast Kootenay has already one
candidate, and at least half a dozen
who are spoken of. The announced
candidate is Mr. Fernie, father of the
town of that name, and the local Free
Press says he will run as an independent.
as one of the leading ballad singers of
America. She is supported by high class
musicians, every one a star, and their
concert is of a character seldom seen in
a town as small as Sandon. The
troupe is under the management of
H. B. Thearle; with whom Remenyi
was travelling at the time of his last
appearance in Sandon.
There is a rumor that the band will
disolve owing to lack of support. The
expenses of the institution amount to
$45 a month, which has been furnished
by popular monthly subscriptions, but
recently the subscribers have not been
putting up as cheerfully as might be
hoped and the band boys have no other
Sandon is collecting one of the
choicest aggregations of tin horn
gamblers, shure thing men, rounders,
grafters, chair-warmers, chippies,
pimps, etc., that has ever gathered
within the city limits. A number have
been asked to move, but there are more
non-producers to the square inch in
Sandon just at present than anywhere
else on earth. These people should be
moved or given a steady job with the
" Bob" Nisbett, who two years ago
stole the Kuskonook Searchlight plant
and started the Slocan Sun as a campaign sheet in Kaslo, later ran the
Cascade City Maple Leaf and then the
Columbia Review, has now moved his
plant to Summit City and will start
again in the journalistic arena with
the Diggers Journal. Hoboing with a
newspaper plant is a comparatively
modern science, but "Bob" Nisbctt's
meandering* have been picturesque
and there is a bright spot on the journalistic horizon wherever he hangs out
his sign.
At a kinetescope entertainment in
Spencer's hall on Wednesday evening
one of the celluloid films caught fire
and blazed up to the ceiling. It looked
for a few moments as though there
would be a stampede, but the accident
did not result seriously.
The local footballers have received
a communication from Silverton enthusiasts regarding the possibility of
forming a football league, and suggesting that a general meeting for the
district be held. A meeting of the
local kickers will be held and the
matter thoroughly canvassed.
The Brehaney Concert Co., will
appear in Sandon about the 12th of
April.    Louise Brehaney is well known
The Noble  Five has been shut down
The Payne shipped 182 tons to the
Trail smelter this week.
The Last Chance shipped 60 tons of
ore over the K. & S. this week.
The Floriday mine at Whitewater
shipped 18 tons of ore last week.
The Queen Bess shipped 84 tons of
ore for the week ending 14th inst.
Ward Bros, have four men on thier
contract at the Ajax, and are making
rapid headway with the winze.
Rambler stock is down around the
20 cent mark. The mine is in better
shape today than ever before and at the
present price is a good investment.
A 500 pound sample of galena from
the Ivanhoe mine has been placed in
front of the Bank of B. C. as a standing advertisement of the country's
J. W. Powers, who supplied wood
and packed supplies for the Dardanelles
mine, has secured judgment against
that company for some $1,500. He
will probably put a lien on the property.
A gasoline air compressor has been
shipped to the International mine, at
Whitewater. It was supplied by the
Morris-Fairbank's Company of Beloit,
Wisconsin, and is the first compressor
ofthe kind to b.> used in Kootenav.
A Shooting Scrape.
Myrtle Brown, a woman from below
the deadline, and James O'Toole, a
macque, got into an altercation at the
end of a coontown dance last Sunday
morning which ended in the discharge
of a revolver. Both were brought up
in the police court on Wednesday. As
there were no other witnesses than
themselves, and they took good care not
to convict each other, the case was
ended by allowing them to get out of
town on the short order plan.
Hospital Notes.
Al. Anderson from the Payne mine is
an inmate of the hospital this week.
Wm.   Levatl has  not  yet been  discharged but is improving rapidly.
George Clark and   Fd. Causick were
treated for minor complaints.
Will Inoeatlflatg Hall Mines Boohs.
It is said that the directors of the
Hall Mines, Limited, have decided to
send out an expert accountant from
London to go through the books in the
Nelson office of the company. It is
stated that considerable ofthe company's
money has been paid out for other
things than mining and smelting ores.
Henry Tattcrie is building an addition to his residence at the milk
Dagoes in Trouble.
"Jimmy" Grant was fetched no in
court on Wednesday, on information
laid by officer Stubbs charged
getting into a racket with some
dagoes from the Last Chance
who came down on Saturday
last. The evidence went to show that
Grant was drunk at the time that the
scrap was supposed to have happened
but there was nothing to identify Grant
in any way with the scuffle and he was
The same party of Italians, while
returning to the Last Chance got into
some trouble on the trail which resulted
in one of them getting considerably
battered up. One of the number came
back to town and told a story about
being waylaid and slugged while on
the way to work, but so far there has
been nothing to substantiate their
statements and the probabilities are
that they quarreled among themselves
as they were all drunk when they left
The fact that these men are non-union
men led some people to insinuate that
they had been ambushed by members
ofthe Union. There is no reason to
believe that such was the case.
Looking for a Scrap.
J. H. Leedam will meet any welter
weight in the Slocan, Percy Wilkinson preferred, in a ten round glove
contest for a purse of $200.
Reports from Dawson City are to the
effect thathis season's operations in the
diggings are the most extensive on
ilis following is a complete list of the
Mining transactions recorded ('tiring the
week in the several mining divisions of
the Slocan. Those of New Denve* were
at follows:���
Mar d���Four Mile. Four Mile creek,J
<��� Mutler.
lo-Four Mile No 8, same. F I' Lieb-
Mar V��� Tecum seh. IS��� Rover, hi ���
Mercury. Silver Bill, Amazon. High
ore fr, Thistle, Baldwin, V fr. Cafe fr.
In���Mineral King, Nnhoh, Pamlico and
Mar 12*���Keystone i, Qeo M Davis to
David Matheson. Slay28, 181*9.
in���Congo No 2. Commander; Bristol,
Iioeach, Frank L Bvron to S Dargle,
Mar 18.
16���Miner Boy fc Chas W MeAim to
C 9eteeobexger.
U��-Four Mile No 2 g, .) C Butler to
F F I.iebseher, Mar 17.
Four Mile No B ':., F F Liehseher to
J C Butler, Mai 17.
 ,|(lth  the skin wheaoparaUng on s patient h
ling production and eliminating compe-   feet thiek.   GAaM*si^'PP^^^   i:,2  ;, neemmty to ooel   the Ughl    thai,
tition. can also control the labor mar-   plates.    ...,-  -���r--v   -----r ^  done by a  lens that  excludes much ol
ket.  Once in power thetrusts will have , coke ovens in I 99 nd^W j ^ ^ ^  i|n(|  u||ra myfI ^ JJ
neating but   have  no bactericidal qmjj,
In treating skin diseases, ninllghi
ihin-s.ill rlu-u     Nifljr.     '.'..attenti.:;      ,:       r 38 IBOrt     ft ha* ��l�� ���<* ����n'
will he paid to the grievances of the tracts for the building "I :^>>non'.
wage vvmrker, and strikes, usually the       rheFinanc.nl Chronieleof Montie i   .
last resorr and most powerful weapon remarks   ed torts 11. ���,e the u.edium is an eleetne u, ,idlt
at the command of the workingman. dented use of coal  '' '',    ," ������.   i)r.   WnlM,4 1Ilil!h(lll  m ,MWMl,n{  ,
will he of no avail.   The trusts are here exceedingly m*m d<    an,        ��� ^
to stay; we must look the situation  in worlds coal market  l��ln a mo* mm. ,���
the face and endeavor to remedy exist- ..,1 situation   Companies are stated to an m unn ���..,.      	
Feb 26���John fr. Camp Mansfield. It
Krnest fr, same. same.
Mar 2-i:idon, Coat creek. \V Robb.
Feb-26-Pearl. 27���Cody fr for four
years.    Mar 8���No 1.
Feb88���Diamond Jbe&,Handy Andv
'.;., and Triumph fr all. D A Mvers toil
M Harris.
Mar :.-Ve.rnon and Hilltop J�� C F
Caldwell to J) M Linnard.
7��� Davton, all. G Clancv to George B
rnirsTs  ami   i.aiuik.
The following appeared in rhe March
number uf the Typographical Journal]
written bv ,J. M. V. Crabncr. of Buffalo.
In his annual report to the Knights of
Labor. General Master Workman Par*
sons, speaking of the issues on which
the workingman should take a stand,
Perhaps the most important of these
issues will he the trust, tor who has not
observed the progress of its making,
and who trill contend that it carries any
charm to the wage earner. The concentration oi wealth as employed iu the
industries of our country, has made
many strikes during the past few* years
which have resulted to their detriment
wherever such combinations have been
affected. It remains tor us to uphold
the stand taken by the founders of our
order,who,through theii foresight,have
seen the approach of the condition that
il last coming on. How to meet it is a
question that should he.given your earnest consideration) as the Knights oi
Labor above all other organizations
will lie expected tospoakon this important subjects
Thus it will ho seen that trusts, instead of benefitting labor, as their apologists would have us believe, are pro*
ducfivo of strikes    But thi.'
ing evils. To accomplish this the three he in receipt ot nuniestafOf quotatloni
points enumerated below will net only  tor shipping rwal to almost all parte ol
reinedv trust evils, but also effectually the world. While this condition ol
.rush them.   The points are: 'lungs  [a doubtless traceable to Great
First_i��prfect organization. This Britain's WW requirements, and the
means that every wage worker must be stocking of her various coaling itatloni
a nwmbe* of a trades union. to their full oapacityai n precautionary
Second���The adoption of a univeisal   measure in case bi  nplicatioiis  with
union lahel, said label to appear on j others than President Kruger. it is also
every article emanating from a union ; doubtless due in part to the almost uni-
establishment. j versal   boom   in  commercial activity.
Third���A strict adhorenceto the laws The Canadian coal tiehis ire increasing
of unionism. I in value year by year, and ill the ener-
The workingman must light his own gfes of our people out fo be devoted to
battles: The despotic power which the mining the dusky diamonds' known to
aggregation of wealth can yield, and by exist in Cape Breton. British Columbia,
which courts are influenced.legislatures and many districts yet untouched by
controlled   and   privileges   purchased, J the miner's pick.
���*!f the world is threatened, is nome
would have us believe, with i coal famine, greater efforts must be made to increase rhe output of every mine in the
Dominion of Canada. Let ns make the
Stand by your guns, gentlemen!   Agi- j most nf our golden opportunities     it is
estimated that the British Government
has. since the South African war began,
shipped between 200,000 and 3Q0,ut��)
tons of coal.
might to teach the wage worker a lesson not to look for justice or support
from any oi the above mentioned sour
cess The outlook tor organized labor
was never brighter than it is todav.
tate. educate and boom the union lahel
SHOirr.II    f,EAD    THK    WAV.
Says the Toronto Telegram: No danger to the British Columbia treasury is
involved in the Martin Government's
proposal to build a government railway
from the coast to the Koot iiav.
A   Western  l*:t1111!�����.
Events may falsify the imhlishod pro-
M:iiIi<  lo   l'.'��.|    ��l   Home
One of the old time sauthem ..��������,,.
went   tO   Boston   to   iniike   ins    nrtlina
\iter ��� week of walking up and ituwti lie
fOund himself penniless, and no \.irt; M
���gilt.    Then   he   went    irom   hull
hotiss Kf you pleaaa, sub." b�� iflsss
alien Ins nntf at the front dooi \ \a u,.
nrersdi   ������Can't you give   i po   mllud
man work ter do. Of sninepin   iei   mi,''
And the polite answer invariain    \ u
'No. Mister���very sorry, bul have loth-
ing for vou."
ICverv one who snsweiad his    ng ail*
dressed him aM "Mr,,'1 hut *ii
doom uni hearti against Itim.
Finally he mng the door of a      i n
fHone tion'.   \ gentleman appeared uul
the did man began: "'lt��i��H. I is
I .hi : you give me vittles .'"
'Vou darned, olack. kmkv he
rascal'" exclaimed the gentleman Hum
dare vou ring the hell at my front iluw '
Co round the haik^ard way to Ulu tit-
���hen. end theoooJtMl give you sometl n
-vriu hinek"���
I'.iil jiiHt there the  old man tell
kncfs, exclaiming:
"Tlnink   le   I..in--. I   fuun-   my uwn
winie folks .ti   hist!   Thank  de Li \
phecyof  rfewitl   rhistnek, M IV. to the  [uun"um���I done foirn''ton !*
i'.tiulo>   o Fmul l-.��it���-
British Columbia should he the first J-eft^et that Hbu. Joseph Martin is dead,
province in the Dominion to show that |;U1<1  ui"   ln' ,,"��'"'d ���� rapidly as the
it costs no more to build a ro��d with the  electors nf British Columbia can jet  n
public resources for the people them*  chance at him     A province that would      t��us*JohmHnn, Nds   Welami   mil
selves than to build a road with  the teikrate the uselessness n|   Hewitt Bos-   l*l<��iiwk. three well known miners, i
public resources for Mackenzie^ Mann.   t,H ^ :i,1(' assassiiiate the uwefultieseol     nietit   hi  ��� ���hnealhhi   uu  tin-   l|
There is an old saying to the effect   '"s,,!'h Martin could _rot  on  gnvarn-   Muroh, and   FlobeuH  was kille'i
that a man with S50 and the public aid   ",,'llt worse  than   it deserves.    Hewitt   men were trapping neat- Trout lake
could have built every transcontinental    Bhstock, M P . ranks  ,is  the most jno- , miles from the >ow:i til   Druuf Lake
line   iu   the   United States.    The  ggQ   found disappointuieiit  of allthe mem* I were aleepiag  in a oaitin   in riieheavy
would have-paid the "capitalist's" hotel j here which  Western Canada returned timner where no siida nml oeeitrn**!   *
bill while he was waiting for the subsi, ! tn the present  Partiamenl     His gram  fore.    Uhonl   midnight   the  ��va
dies which were the foundations oithe ; wealth and his goed intentions have not '"it uck  them,   wreeked   tile   oabin und
scheme, for tinaiicing every transcontin-   prevented him from degenerating into   hiiried all three,   ims Johnston dnji mit
ental railway. a   slavish   toady   to   the   government   and  nesened  Ihh comrades. Out  mi��   I
British Columbia's new government ' which ���aenms the corporations which op-   them was dead.  'Hie two survivors �� ���������
proposes to take the subsidies in land   pmieddnm?and betrays tlie people who J two days ami a half reaching tile town
and money.which have been demanded   "-listed him.���Torontn Teh-gram travelling bare-footed
by  private promoters of the   railway i	
from the coast to the Kootenay,and put
these resources into railway work instead of into the pockets ofsubsidv
grabbers. The result will be. if the
province is not stampeded by the clamour, that British Columbia will lead the
way in asseningthe righteous principle
that the. public should own every railway which is built at the public expense
Dr. Einsen, ol  Denmark, has caught     Below is a list of new  inveutionn   ���
the attention ol" the enure medical w<.rid centjy patented   liv   various   nveill
in his new method of treating certain 'hroim-h the ageni y of  Mbssrs. Mai mi
dispasei by means of rays of ooncontrot *   Marion,   New   Vork   Life  uttihl    ,'
ed liglit.   His  inwstigstfona  are sup. WbntreaJi
ported by state and rnunidpal aid, .������i     Canaila, J. iT.IIeble.hwa.te. hTovIx i ���
are endorsed by ths lea.ling physicians Bng.,  ���,,ek:  Urta.ve  Laurtn, Beau   ,
��n^pm^soraof Copenhagen.   Thearo nois,   <��m., truck;   Kdward   Moriarty
^    "       '    7 ,r,'a,Im"U :,m m',,no *������������*���*������� impmuamanm in ami   -
,Xl���  TZ%     T   ,U'"',,y   tfm8*ai '��in*to counting oraddinr�� "at,,:
Th, output of the Cow's N^ Bass rel^
I Ida! Co.-s mines at  Fernie at present is \ beenauccessfully treated h ���    lV'* mmvbmtem U,r '=""tndlin�� and indt. it-
70f. tons daily.    Of this about l.uu, tons ' This is  the  Aral   instance ^medX "*   ^^^   iim,tH: M
per month go to  the coke ovens.    The   .Hem light   has   been 0^LSSSZ I '^TZ: JSS ^!" Jl!f^
BTotore of 0��nadian "oul MfulnKi
company  lias also started  to open up   proved as a curative
in- j Many, Beauhurnom,   i^iie., last tor mak- THK PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, MARCH 14
Sir Wilfred Laurier'e Speech on the
B. C. Political Situation.
_>The Hansard report oi Premier hauler's reply to Col.   Prior's   interpellation
in reference   to   the   dismissal   of   the
SamI'u 1 government   and   the calling ol
Martin as premier, is as follows :
The    IViinc    Minister   (Sir   Wilfred
Laurier).     Mr, Speaker, I must confess
tomv honorable friend that I  do  not at
all appreciate at this moment thc motive
which   has induced    him to   bring this
matter to the   attention oi the house or
of   the    government.       The     question
which exists in British   Columbia todav
is certainly a very   serious   one, but my
honorable   friend   knows that   it   is not
ap unconstitutional one.     11 is today in
the ha ids oi the  people  oi   British   Columbia.     The Lieutenant-Governor has
acted within lhe precincts of his power.
Whether he has acted wisely or not is a
question submitted, not to this government, not lo this parliament, but to the
Hople ill British Columbia.     The Lieu-
���i.tiil-liovcrnor, in  the   exercise oi his
���gchorlty,    has    taken    a    very serious
ftp,  I must   admit,   and   ono   which 1
^Ksuiuc he has not   taken   except alter
due    and    serious    reflection.     He  has
taken ihe -icp   of   dismissing   his  re-
jjponsible    .uhi-.ii-,    who,    it    may   be
claimed in one sense,   though  they had
been dehat.'d o\^ the previous   day, bad
still the confidence of lhe House, but he
has found advisers ready and  willing to
take  the    responsibility    oi   his action.
Now, il has been determined more lhan
Once, and the question   is   no  longer in
dispute, that under   such circumstances
the remedv is in the hands ot the peop e
themselves.     It   is for  the people oi the
pro i.i.v o. British Columbia to declare
;Wii  1 icrlh.'v approve  or   disapprove ol
���file action oi tne   l.ieulenunt-viovernor.
��� apnv.ieid thai   under  such  circum-
��� ,i , e ��� as in >se vvili  ii   exist    in British
Kolunioia loday, it is   the   dutv    oi   the
Kie.itcnunt-Governor,   at    some   early
S&.ite,    to   dissolve   the   house   and   to
Bum mm the   electors   at   the  polls and
���puhmil to ihem   with   as   litlk-  delay as
Jpossiblc the question which he has him.
Kk'lf, bv his co.lduct, placed before them-
J^lt is not, in  my judgment,   within the
dutv   ofthe   dominion    governmental
'this   moment    to   interfere.     We   mav
have   our   views   on    the action of the
Baeutenant-Governor.     The honorable
gentleman says   that   he   has acted un-
l\v lv'iy.     .a I mis moment   it   would   not
||lv prj.de.ll   nor   advisable    lor   me   to
|>e>cn oiler mv own personal   opinion on
ggpie matter;  I should not say a  single
*-word  to    prejudge   the   question,     We
mav  have   our   views,  I   say, as   to the
[ulvisuhilitv of tin* conduct ol  the Lieu-
lo.iant-Govemor and as to  the method
in which he h is proceeded ; but all this
is in the hands oi people ol the province.
ti they  approve   oi  tne   action of the
L eutenant-Government,   in   my judg-
11 cut, that is   an   end   o\   the question.
I   thev disapprove of tl bj   returning   to
the house oi assembly   a   majority opposed to the present   government, it   is
obvious that   the   Lieutenant-Governor
will be found to have taken a  very serious step.      But   until   the people have
pronounced on the   matter,    I    submit
very  respectfully   to   the   judgment   o
tne house that it is not for  this  parliament, and still less for this government
loo fer any    opinion    as    to what   las
taken place in   British   Columbia.    Chi
two previous occasions in this dominion
the matter was brought to the attention
of this government, and the government
took a certain action which was not, in
my opinion, justified by the event. The
opinion has prevailed in all these cases
that when the province is blessed with
representative institutions and has responsible government, the remedy must
be held to rest primarily and finally in
the hands of the people of the province
lieutenant-governors have dismissed
their advisers Mr. Letellier, in 1K7N,
Mr. Angers, 1891. In the case of Mr.
Angers the matter was not at all
brought to the attention oi this parliament.     In the case oi  Mr, Letellier,
C. P. R, Would Monopolize the Koot
enaij   Traffic.    Wants to Shut
American Roads out Altogether.
The meeting id" the passenger agents
ill Chicago continues to he an interesting affair, and according to the Chicago
inter-Ocean the Canadian Pacific Railway keeps them guessing what they
are going to do next. According to
the same authority the C. P. R. made
a remarkable demand a recent
meeting ofthe western roads.
In order to compete with it for passenger traffic to the Kootenay region,
they paid commissions of $0 on each
ticket. The Canadian Pacific declared
that it was entitled to a monopoly oi
Kootenay traffic, and wanted the
western roads to join in paying to it the
total amount it had paid in commissions
of $6 per ticket on all that traffic during
the past year.
"That is the most preposterous proposition ever presented by a railroad,
and eclipses all former efforts oi the
Canadian Pacific, great as they were
in thai line," said the general passenger agent oi one ofthe big roads.
"The policy ofthe Canadian Pacific
always has been to force its competitors
to give it all the pie, while they kept
the tin plate. We have offered to give
it more than it is entitled to, but il
cannot have all. Il claims that some
oi the railroads in this country have
been boycotting it, and it asks iov assurances- that human beings cannot
give that it will never be boycotted not
to pay commissions on passenger business. A boycott is the last method
adopted by a railroad to punish a competitor. For the policy which the
Canadian Pacific has always adopted
toward lines in this country it should
have been boycotted by all oi them,
and laws secured which would prevent
it from participating in traffic originat-
i:i and destined to points in this
" I can not sing the old songs,"
She declared and she was right
But when il came to rag-time
She was simply out oi sight.
The Sum ts  Concert  Company���
The Somei's Family Comedy Concert Company, who visited Sandon with
s.ieh success two years ago, will give
one of their high class performances in
Spencers' Opera House on Wednesday
evening, March iXth. Don't fail to see
this company. Their entertainment is
clean, modest and brilliant, and will be
thoroughly enjoyed by lovers oi fun,
music and comedy. New features,
new songs, new jokes. Thoroughly
up to date and entertainment every
moment from the rise of the curtain to
the last number on the programme.
Reserve seal plan at Spencers. Secure
you seats early and avoid the rush.
Admission 50 cents.   Reserved seats 75.
Advertise in the Paystreak.
D. J. Robertson & Co.
Carries the Largest Stock
of Furniture in the Slocan.
Hunter Bros,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Dry Goods,
We carry the best lines   that money can   buy, and   buying   in large   quantities
save you lhe extra profit.
Sandon        Rossland        Greenwood        Grand Forks.
Sandon, Rossland, Nelson, Trail, Greenwood
Published Every Saturday In the heart of the Ellohe��t Whin- Metal Camp on Earth.
Subscription    ....    $2.00 a year.
strictly In Advance.
William MacAdams,
Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON, B. C,  MARCH 24 tooo.
Thk political situation in British Columbia is becoming
more and more mixed, and now the wisest heads in the
province can not tell where they are at. Not one of the
parties can tell who their friends are or who are their
enemies, and not one of the politicians can tell for what
principles his party stands, or for what reason he endorses
those principles. Parties are so divided against themselves
that in one part ofthe country the)- are found agitating one
set of principles and in another promoting an entirely
different set. For instance, the Conservative party at their
Nelson caucus went back on the eight-hour plank which
the Coast Conservatives are using as their strongest political
magnet. The Liberals, on the other hand, by the action
of their provincial executive, declared against party lines
and shut Joe Martin out ofthe party by refusing to call a
general meeting which mighr accept him. The Vancouver
and New Westminster Liberals now declare for party
lines, accept Martin, and promise to call a meeting of
Liberals from all parts of the province to confirm their
action. The labor party, which has been the mainstay
of the Cotton combination, threaten to desert that party
in Vancouver and run three candidates of their own.
Turner, who three months ago threatened to bolt the
Conservative party if party lines were introduced, has now
come round in favor of that plan of campaign and will be
nominated as a party line man in Victoria, while the same
Conservative party seeks to bring Cotton into line and run
him as a party candidate in Vancouver. Altogether it is a
hot combination, and amply justifies the classic interrogation "Where are we at."
Two important bills have been introduced in the
Ontario legislature. The first, by W. R. Latchford,
provides for compulsory arbitration in industrial labor
disputes where public franchises are concerned, and makes
provision for an arbitration tribunal. The other, introduced
by F. A. Wardell, provides that no citizen of* any country
which excludes Canadian labor shall be given employment
on any public works within the province of Ontario, and
provides a penalty of $25 on each party for the first infraction. These acts are introduced bv members of the
government party, and will undoubtedly become law. It
will now be in order for those fearsome souls in B. C. who
howl against "radical" legislation to class the government
leaders of Ontario as populists, demagogues, anarchists,
and panderers to the irresponsible labor party.
A man who is born in Canada, moves to a foreign
country while in his minority, and attains citizenship in
that country through the naturalization of his parents is
still, according to the laws of Canada a British subject and
on returning to Canada entitled to vote. A man who goes
from Canada to a foreign country and takes out first papers
but does not complete his naturalization is still a British
subject. A man who comes from a foreign country to
Canada, becomes a British subject, returns to his native
land and is not debarred by the laws of his native country
or by treaty from citizenship in that country is not a British
subject while a resident of that country.
Thk following facts in relation to municipal ownership
of waterworks and lighting plant in Helena, Montana, mav
be of interest to our citizens: January 19th last Helena
voted about $500,000 to purchase or construct a municipal
waterworks and electric-light plant, and advertised for bids,
Last week the representatives ofthe Helena Electric Light
companv appeared before the city council and made a
proposition to cut the price for city lighting in two, ;nu|
make a reduction in prices to private customers, if the eit)
would abstain from erecting its own plant. The propi
sition was referred to a committee, and will probabh he
THERE is one point on which Joe Martin is solid. He
knows how to get up a good platform. His platform in
this campaign is the most progressive piece Cjf politics in
Canada today and the enemies it will make will be one ol"
Martin's greatest helps. Matters are coming to sueh a
pass in this glorious country of ours, that to be opposed In
the monopolistic corporations and machine politicians is a
distinguished honor, and Martin's platform will certainly
provoke the opposition in large installments.
Thk ease with which a foreigner may become a British
subject is not thoroughly understood. There are onl\ two
papers required, which any justice ol the peace will mike
out for a trifling CDSt. T.iese papers need only Iv tor-
warded to the clerk ofthe court, who presents them at the
next sitting. The whole thing is simple as A. B. C. and
it is surprising that many more people do not become citizens and thereby entitle themselves to a voice in the
country's government.
11" the provincial elections are to be held in the latter
end of May it is about time that a few candidates outcropped in the Slocan riding. Party affiliations will cut 110
ice in the coming campaign and aspirants for political
honors should he properly assayed before being shipped to
the Victoria law foundry. This cannot lv done on short
Passengers on the Kaslo and Slocan pay seven cents
a mile to ride on a road which supplies one ofthe poorest
services in America, In New Zealand it would cost ten
cents to travel the whole length ofthe road; vet the officials
of the Kaslo and Slocan will tell you that' public owned
railroads are not a success.
Thk glamor of the gold rush never fades. The thousands who lost life and fortune on the death trails to the
Klondike are no object lesson to thousands more rushing
to the bleak and barren shores of the Arctic ocean. "The
phantom of the beckoning hand which still allures and still
eludes" will be found as treacherous on the shores o! <.'.i\^
Nome as on the banks ot the Yukon.
Am br
BlERCE, ofthe New York Journal, says that
Cronje is a stuffed lion, a duffer and a bungler. Probabilities are  that   is whal  Cronje  thinks of himself by this
How long Joseph Martin will stay with his own
platform is a matter of conjeceure. Probably until sonic-
one agrees with him.
Has the Finest  Stock of Cigars in the Slocan
Call Early and Aooid the Rush
Jas. Williamson    Proprietor. THE PAYSTREAK, sanpon, B, e��� MARCH M
The E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd.
Our Large Stock of Spring and Summer
Shoes toill arrioe in about too Weeks
In order to make room for Same toe are placing in our toindoto a
Lot of good shoes tohich toe toill dispose of at Figures Beloto Cost.
Prices From $1.50 to $3.00.
Former Prices $3.00 to $6.00.
The E. R. Atherton Co., Ltd.
freighters; ami u infractors.
ib kou sale
5 ii   Punk Mule-
I   Si.i.l!������ Hor-c
a in. Sleigh*
Gov't Standard Wagon*
Air." Iiariif^. ;i |.n iJi'.f- < 11ilt'ti  with   hluu-
kejfc*. r..|M'~.   etc: tool,,   catn|>  outlitri,   tent*
F��j�� particular.- write - tn t i n^r requirement.-, ti>
I ',
jrT. AMUil.WS    I'llrMIYIMMAN    (III Mil :   Ili'V
4.A- Kcrgn-oii. H. A.. Pa-tor.    Snndav M-rviee>
��|ll:'��' a. M   ami :.:ut I'. M.
flpriioMsi  I'm 1:1 ii :    H,v.   A     M    Sanfnrd,
. Jfc A . I'a-tor     Regular >cr\ ire- .\ cry Sundiu
m% ll:"' A   M. Hii'l i:.��ti l'. M.
'f ' ' I     !���     ���    ���
(pD.'i'tiHi'ate of Improvements.
|i,l\>Uri.A\l>N<.. ..    MIXKKAI. CLAIM."
Situate in   the slocan   Mining   Division   o
�� Went Kootenav District.    Where located:
S Alunit t hree-quartcr-  of   a   mile   I'roin the.
I ���Moniioii   No.   )|"  Mineral   Claims,   near
I Three Korks. in  the Sioran   Mining Divia,
S ion of West Kootenay. II I'.
Taki. Niiik ��    that   I.   K  M  Si|u.|il��ml-. u<-t-
a-agent for J <���   William*,   Free  Miner's
rtittcate   No.   It     StfWll!l,   i--.iicl    at   Samlon.
r.. Dec,  7th. mm, administrator (or K. s
jltliiim.... Free Miner'* Certlticatc So. A 8M01M,
l|>ii��-d at San.Ion rV>. 2'it-h.  inten I   -��i\��v Jay*
f^Oin the .late hereof to apply  io   the  Minim.'
Secoiier   for   a   Certificate of   Improvement
Q��r the purpose of obtaining   a   Crown (Irant
.m the nlio\ e rlaim.
An-I further take notire that action, im.ier
���fcction ."IT. iiui.t he commenced he for*) the
finuancc of .mil Certiticnte of   Improvements.
Date 1   thi>.   thirteenth   -lav of .lanuar.v. lltJU.
K   M   SaNPII.M*.
HP i.
Ad*Ttisp in tho Paystreak.
L. L. B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public, Etc.
6. C.
| Western Federation of Miners ]
Meet.-, every Saturday Evening at   * o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
I'res. QUO. SMI III.
Viee-rre.s.  R  F. McLKAN.
Fin Sec, W. L. Haoi.kk.
Barrister. Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
H. C.
Subscribers,   rl.00    |>er     month
Private Patients  2}.oo per day, ex-
elusive of expense of physician  or.
surgeon an I drugs.
K-tal.li>hed 1806,
Slocan Mines.
Milling Stock* hoilgllt ami Soil General
Agent for Slocan Properties Promising
Pro.4U��uta For Sale.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
The Direct Route From
Hospital. To  All   Points
First ClassSleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat
Daily for St.  Paul.   Sundays and
Wednesdays for Toronto,
Fridays for Montreal and Boston.   Same ears pass Kevelstoke
one day earlier.
8:00 Lv. sandon Ait.        16:00
Daily to Points reached via.
Daily except Sunday to Points
reached via Rosebcry and Slocan Citv.
Tickets Issued  Through  and Bag-
page  Checked  to   Destination.
Agent, Sandon.
Dk.   W.  E.  (Jiimm, Attendant Physician.
KtMS.ll. Chipiiolm. Matron.
.1. D. M< Lai liin.iN, President.
W. L. Haoi.kii, Secretary.
Wm, DoNAHOK, J. V. Makiin. R ./  McLkan,
ANtil K.I. M( I (��NAM>. MlKK ItKAl'V.  Directors:
I. O. O. F.
Meeting* every Friday  Evening  at   7:80  in
(jawford's  Hall. Visiting   brethren  are
cordially invited to attend.
REV. AM SAN FORD. Vice-Grand
Secretary. Noble Grand.
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication held Hrst Thursday in each month in Masonic Hall at H I*. m-
Sojounning hrerhem are cordially invited to
* ttend
Th<>mak Riiown,
A. G. P. Agt.,
Trav. Past. Agt
Be sure   that rout   tit ket   reads  via the
We have been requested by several admirers
of " Billy" De Vere's famous poem to republish
the same. Here it is, just as it was recited by
the author iu Denver, New York and  London.
I'p the dusty road Irom Oeiiver town.
To where the mine-.their treasure- hide,
The road is long and many miles
The Golden store und town divide.
Along this road one summer day
There toiled a tired man.
licgriini'd with iliisf, the weary win-
He cus-ed as somt folks can.
The stranger hailed a passing ttam,
That slowly drugged its load along
His hail raised up the teamster "I'l
And checked his merry -oiig.
������Say. strangef "Wal, who-o-ap!"
������ Ken I walk behind your load
A -pell on thi- here road /'"
������ Wal. no. yer can't walk, but git
l'pon the -eat and ride.   (Jit u- hyar."
������ N'o-up. that aint what 1 want:
Ker its in yer dti-t that'* like a -iniidgc.
I want to trudge, lor I deserve it."
������ Wal. pard. I aint no hog. and I don't
Own this road afore nor hind:
So just git in the dost and walk.
If that's the way you're 'dined.
Gee up! ger 'lang !" the driver cried,
The creaking wain moved on again.
The teamster heard thc -tranger talk.
As if two trudged behind hi- van:
Vet looking back could only spy
A s n (le lonely man.
Vet heard the team-ter word- like these
Come from the du-t a- from a cloud,
Kor thc weary traveller spoke hi- mind.
Hi- thought- he uttered loud
And this is the burden of hi- talk:
������ Walk now, yer damn find walk:
Not the way yer went to Denver,
Walk, gcd darn yer walk:
Went to the mine- mid made yer -fn ke.
'Nuff to take yer hack to the state
Whar yer was horn.
Whar in hell's yer com?
Wal. walk, damn yer, walk
Du.t iu yer eye-, du-t iu yer nose,
Dtt��t down yer throat, and thick
Oliver clothes.   Can't hardly talk
I know it; but walk, damn yer, walk.
What did yer d.p with all yer fcinr
V-e-s blew every cent of it in.
(Jot. drunk -got sober -got drunk again!
Wal, walk, damn yer, just walk.
What did yer do*1   What didn't yer do
Win , when you Were tl e e yi r gold du-t flew
Yer t.iought it wa- line to keep opening wine
Now walk,yer sou of a biscuit, walk.
S iip to drink?   What, water! water! !
Why. the water with yon wern't anywhar!
It was wine   extra dry   oh, you Hew high,
Now walk,damn yer, lust walk
('Indies yer, thi-du-t? wal, tint aint the wil-t.
When you get back to where the digging, are
> o pick, no .-.hovel, no pan.
Wal, you're a healthy man,
So walk! gol darn yer. ju-t  w a Ik."
The fools don't all goto Denver tow n.
Nor do they all Irom tbe mine*come down.
Most of us all have in our day.
Iu -onie sort of shape, in some kind of way.
Painted the town with th ��� *ame old -full',
Dipped in stocks, made *onie bluff,
Mixed  wine-,   >l<l and i.uw.
Got caught in 'V"d ock by a uhn W,
Stayed out all night, tight.
Rolled home in the morning light.
With crumple I tie and torn clawhammer,
Woke up next morning with a katzenjii mnier1
And walked. ye��-     us. how we walked,
Niw don't try to yank every bun.
Don't try to ha ve a 11 the lun:
Don't think you know it all.
Don't think real e*tate wont fall;
Don't try to bluff on an ace.
Don't get -tuck on each pretty face;
Dbn'l helicw e\ eiv jay'- talk;
For if y ou do
You can let your sweet life you'll walk.
"A horse! a horse! my kingdom for
a h.>rse!" cried Richard. I'll lix vou
all right," remarked Ihe cook of lhe
officers' mess; "lei me make vou a
Welsh 'rabbit." " You just, sirrah!"
" Not on your life. Vou eat il, and
you'll have a nightmare before' nt6rn-
ing.V,.-.- ���     '���. ������      ���-������>..
HIV AX KX-MKMIIKII   of I'llK BLACK   " * 'I 11.
'Twas night: along the sandy veldt
The British column moved.
And fearless -pirif- filled the rank-
In battle, stern, oft prove I.
No martial music cheered th way.
SMll was the throbbing drum;
Nought hut the steady tramp wa- bean I
The thrilling pipe- were dumb,
No guarding -cout- hang on t heir Ha Ilk:
In ipiurtcr-coltiinn deep,
With sheathed bayonet- on they marched
Toward- the rocky steep
They reached the ko[ije- rugged base,
When, darting through the night,
l'pon the startled soldieis fell
A beam of de //ling light
Then cra-hing Irom the Mu/.ing height
A thousand Mau-er- spoke
And rising loud above the din
The slithering cannon wok.-.
Like grain before the sickle keen.
The hapless Scotsmen fell
Beneath that -weeping storm of lead.
That awful  blast <'f hell. -
O'er heap- of dead ami dying men.
Thc blinding seurchlight sbuue,
But. with the courage of their race,
Those who survived pressed on,
But 'twas in vain, rhrmmll Mich a tin-
No mortal man could go:
And backward from tho rock- they went
With sullen step and -low.
What though someone bad,blnndered there
The kiltel lads  Who lie
On that lone hill, showed to the world.
That Britons -till can die,
Ups and Dorcns.
Winn Kruger won a fight or two,
He banked on six or -even.
He SWelle I hi- head iis    tilers do,
When Kruger lost a light or two.
To check hi- winning spelt,
And got it in the neck, a few,
dow II
What Booming Cost and Did.
St Louis started out with a $t,ooo,-
ooo fund for advertising and got such
good returns, that from iX<)$ to iXgb it
spent $3,000,000. During that period
the population oi St. Louis increased
300,000 and the Business Men's League
is authority for the statement thai more
than $110,000,000 were brought: to
town by this concerted action. The
manufactured product of St. Louis
fifteen years ago was $15,000,000 a vear,
today it is $300,000,000 a year. -   *
An Immense Dicidend.
The Standard Oil Company, last
week, disbursed a $20,000,000 cash
dividend on lhe $100,000,000 common
sock. This probably is the largest
cash dividend or disbursement ever
made at one time on the stock of a
single corporation. Standard Oil stock
is quoted on the curb at 538 bid.
A Chicago Discooeru.
Vou can get over any difficult v if you
really try. For instance, a Chicago
iceman has made a discovery that, although you cannot make water"run "P
hill, you can catch it when it is fro/en
and haul it up easily enough.
fiVlillinery Opening!
J  We have received a  I..r.-e stock of!
J  And nave opei e I our stoiv
ill ll:(-  *
I Crawford Block 5
j The Lailios of Samlon}
J are invited to pay an earl) !
5 visit and inspect the stock. 5
* Everything New, Stylish]
�� aiul up-to-date. ��
8 !
J\IissesA. cv M. McKinnon!
S !
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The Dray ��V   Transfer  Buslncxi
Formerly conducted i��\ I a���<>.
McPherson li.��> been taken
over by
win* will bundle ;ill business
in this   line   will*   neatness
and dispatch
A good man) people hav��
thought thai a cough didn't
nmount \o much most excellent
people whose  friends  were sorn
to lose them. Now don'i mnki
this mistake a cough is the first
step low.ml serious and often
fatal sickness: stop it righl
Donaldson's Cough Cure In
-5l ��� 5(K'., .oid $1.00 bottles, has
proved a marvellous cough stopper, 11 \ ihi\e i'.isi begun to
cough, the Jv. si/e will li\ you;
it its an old cough, u\ a larger
bottle. It always releives and
except in the most desperate cases
it always cures.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
-..,**<: THE PAYSTIiKAK, SANDON, B. C, MARCH 24, 1900.
There's a worthy Volunteer
Known as Smith,
He's a patriot, it's clear,
Noble Smith!
Yes, a quiet little man,
Rut an enemy he'd tan;
Deride him it you can,
Plucky Smith!
He is thm upon the crown,
Father Smith!
And his chest is slipping down,
Podgy Smith!
His moustache is rather grey,
Rut you wouldn't like to say
That the old dog's had his day,
Would yon, Smith:'*
Three cheers for Volunteers
^ Like little Smith!
For our country we have no fears
When she has Smith.
We can cultivate our crops,
We can bargain in our shops,
We can eat our mutton chops,
Thanks to Smith!
If he's short, he's firmlv set,
Solid Smith!
And his calves are growing yet,
Springy Smith!
Fur at exercise and drill,
He's enthusiastic still,
Going- at it with a will,
Fulling Smith!
Though he likes to march to church
Sabbath Smith!
He'll nol leave us in the lurch.
Proper Smith'
No! it isn't all parade,
With acci'iitrrments displayed;
For of real yrit he's made.
Sterling Smitit!
For a moment we'll suppose
i Listen Smith'
We're invaded by our foes
i .Mark me, Smith')
To your home you'll hid iroodbye,
With a moisture ill ymir eye,
And you'll drive em <>ut, or die!
Won't yon, Smith!
If ymir cartridges gave oilt,
Grimy Smith!
You'd jiive one defiant shout,
Baffled Smith!
Then ymir teeth you'd firmly set,
And you'd fix the bayonet,
And you'd send it home, vou bet!
Tiger Smith!
KKl.nxs   MU8INMB
of    .III
K in iff ra ui
I Laden with human freight the great
Blip steamed into the harbor. Slowly it
Bovcd towards it�� dock, its huge sides
Buivcring and palpitating, like a thing of
life, with each pulsation of its ponderous
Bnuines. A slight sound, a grating noise
���8 of two mountains in mortal combat,
ssfollmved by the clanking of monstrous*
.Chains, conveyed the intelligence that
Bhe gang plank had been lowered, and
ijjrew and passengers were once more
Brtl'ely anchored within the sheltering
"bosom of mother earth.
I "Iloorah for  Ameriky!" exclaimed a
Kindestly  clad  man, Of decidedly  Cork
*dialect, one among the  first to gain  the
Bock     "Me trials an'  sufferins  are over
Ht last.    It" oonly Oi'd got here before Oi
Came, me cupuv joy'd be overHowitiV
I "Papers! papers! Morning papers ! All
about   the   terrible   strike!" shouted a
���Sews boy, rushing up to the landing.
I "WhoHtruek 'im ?" inquired the stran-
Bjer.     "Show  me  the  nion thai would
Sithrike 'is feilow nion  in a blissed coon-
try loike this!"
I "Paper,  sir,  paper?���full  account of
iihe strike," repeated  the newsboy,  ap
proaching the newcomer.
"(Jive me a dotizen uv thim," said the
stranger; "the more Oi git uv this blissed coontry in me poeeshion the bitter
off Oi'll be."
"Howly Mouther!'' he exclaimed, half
an hour later, running his eyes down the
long column of want ads. "If me ounly
father knew how rich Oi've sthruckit!
���'Foive hundred men wanted on one
job?' 'Shtable men'���'hod carriers'���
'gardeners'���'Toie makers.' Get out
with such jobs as those. 'Lady's coachman���good sallery'���Hoorah?���Oi'm a
lady's nion, meself. 'Clerks, stenographers, and bookkeepers'���Moother of
.lasus���how can Oi contain me joy! Oi'll
have a good toime while me mooney
lasts and thin take a position as cashier
in a bank!"
The sleet heal furiously in the faces of
the frenzied pedestrians and the fierce
gusts of wind, twirling around the angles
of the huge buildings, fairly lifted them
off their feet. Muttered curses and fierce
ejaculations, interspersed now and then
with an earnest petition of, "I beg your
pardon, sir,'" completed the category of
the subject under discussion.
Presently a clear voice rang out above
the roaring of the tempest,repeating that
ever familiar cry, "Papers! papers!
Morning papers! All about the new
American possessions, and the rapid formation of trusts!"
"Divel a trust!" returned a gruff voice
from the throng. "Oi wouldn't trust a
nion this side uv Ould Oireland. Dom
Ameriky!���Ol don't know whether Oi'm
in Ameriky or hell! If Oi had the manes
to pay me sthreet car fare, Oi'd con til r act
to foind the hedquarthers of the divel in
tin minutes. Pom a coontry where 'u
pay one mon fur a job an' put oup a far-
fit for good behavior, and get turned
down by 'is soilent partner and loose the
lee, farfit, job an' all the very next day
I lowly Moother!���If Oi'd ounly come
and got back to Ould Oireland before Oi
arrived here Oi'd���"
"You're my prisoner," broke in the
gruff voice of a burly policeman, "come
with me.!"
"On me honor? or do you want a far-
fit?" enquired the prisoner���"Oi'm on
tne uppers and couldn't put Up inything
for good bebavier.''
"Il you'll promise to behave you reel f
I'll let you off this time,'' replied the
officer, alter some hesitation.
"Pom a coontry thot won't arrist a
mon and give 'ini a place to shleep unless there's hoodie in it!" retorted the
disgusted prisoner. "It's the ounly
place that ever Oi was in where they
wanted a mon to pay for hein' robbed.
If it wasn't for the little oasos thot the
socialist, has made in it' Oi'd unhesitatingly pronounce it hell. Howly Virgin,
Oi'd rither take me chances in Lady-
smith than Amirky!" Kki.cik.
"Colonel Jack Chinn's knife," a murderous looking blade, is also pretty well
known. It is said that Chiun never
permits this weapon to leave his possession.
Several years ago Col Chinn visited
Texas. He brought with him a negro
valet, Sam. The negro had been a
slave in the Chinn family before the war
between the States, and idolized his
young master. One night while in
Houston the darkey came to Chinn and
"Massah Jack, Pbegoin' out in cullud
society heah tonight, an' I'd like to borrow dat ivory-handled sixshooter of
yours to take along."
"Why, you black rascal," returned
the colonel, "some of these Houston
coons will take the gun from you and
break it over your head."
The darkey straightened up. Like
his master, he was a man of unquestioned nerve, and there was a peculiar
glitter in his eye as he said:
"Massah Jack, you let me hah dat
gun, an' if I don't show up here wid hit
in de mawnin'you can go down to de
morgue an' throw down de sheet an'
say: 'Lawd!don't he look nacherl.'"
Colonel Chinn's body servant was that
night armed in a manner that entitled
him to move in the best circles of Afro-
American society in Houston.
The despatches say that Col. Jack
Chinn was with Uov. Goeb��l of Kentucky when he was shot and that, disdaining the stream of bullets which
continued to come from the mysterious
window in the state house, he leaned
over and ministered as best he could to
the wants of his friend. Colonel Chinn
is known all over the United States as
one ofthe best race starters iu the coun-
Ingernoll and Douglas.
Late one Saturday night, in the midst
of a terrible blizzard, Frederick Douglas
arrived in Peoria, 111. He was to give a
lecture there the following evening, but
ro preparations had been made to receive him. Going to the hotel, the pro-
p ietor refused to take him in, and he
was obliged to seek lodgings elsewhere.
After walking till exhausted, seeking a
place where he could lay his head, half
frozen and sick at heart from the discourtesy shown him, Mr. Douglas stopped a stranger who was hastening in his
direction. Stating his predicament, he
inquired if he could tell him of one man
in that town who would give him shelter. "Well, I don't know," said the
other, "but there is one man, and he's
Hob Tngeraoil, and his house is down
this street. ' Thanking him, Mr. Doug-
hiss went to find Mr. Ingersoll. It was
not difficult, and at Mr. Ingersoll's home
he was warmly welcomed and hospitably
entertained. "If 1 had been a prince,''
said this negro, who was one of nature's
noblemen, "I could not have received
more courteous, and shall I say it, more
Christian treatment."
KUitors May Save Many Lives.
The other evening a gentleman, standing in the aisle of an electric ear in Boston, was thrown off his balance by a
sudden jerk, and to save himself thrust
his hand throughoneof thecar windows
in doing which an artery was cut, the
floor was drenched with blood and he
would have quickly bled to death but for
a young man in the back of the car, who
had been attending emergency lectures
and who rushed forward and giving his
handkerchief a tourniquet twist about
the gentleman's arm above the cut, stopped the bleeding and so saved his life.
If the editors of the about tweniy thousand publications to which our paper
goes evevy month will publish this it
may be the means of saving, in railroad
trv and as a man of unquestioned per- ami other accidents, many lives,���Geo
sonal courage
<. T. Angell.
There is scarlet on his forehead,
There are scars across his face,
'Tis the bloody dew of battle dripping
down, dripping down;
Rut the war heart of the Lion
Turns to iron in its place.
When he halts to face disaster, when he
turns to meet disgrace,
Strong and keen and mettled with the
life-blood of his own,
Let the hunters ware who flout him,
When he calls his whelps about him.
When he sets the goal before him and
he settles to the pace.
Tricked and wounded! Are we beaten
Though they hold our strength at plav?
We have faced these things aforetime,
long ago, long ago.
From sunlit Sydney Harbor
And ten thousand miles awav,
From the far Canadian forests to the
sounds of Milford Bay,
They   have  answered, thev  have answered, and we know the answer
From the Britains such as these,
Strewn across the world wide seas,
Come the rally and the bugle note that
makes us one today.
Reaten! Let them come against us.
We can meet them, one and all,
We have faced the world aforetime not
in vain, not in vain,
Twice ten thousand hearts we widowed,
Twice ten thousand hearts mav fall,
But a million  voices answer: "We are
ready for the call,
And the sword we draw tor Justice shall
not see its sheath again,;
Nor our cannon cease to thunder
Till we break their strength asunder
And the Lion's whelps are 'round him
and the Old Flag over all.
���Queensland News.
Some time ago an elderly married couple, who had spent the great part of
their lives in a village in Derbyshire,
made up their minds to take a journey
to London.
They received plenty of advice from
their neighbors about how they were to
take care of themselves, and especially
to beware of the London sharper. To
save expense, they decided to go by one
of the cheap trips that started from a
neighboring town.
They got safely off, and all went well
till the train reached Bedford, at which
place it stopped a few minutes.
The old man, thinking he had plenty
of time, went to the refreshment bar to
get a glass of beer, and he was so flustered by the crowd that he did the very
thing he was afraid of���got left behind.
An express train being due, however, in
a few minutes, the station master kindly
allowed him to go by it, and he was thus
enabled to reach London twenty minutes
before his wife.
He was eagerly on the lookout when
the trippers arrived, and seeing his wife
he rushed up to her shouting:
"Hi. Betty, I'm glad to see ye agean.
I thought we wor parted forever.'
Betty looked at him indignantly, and
remembering the advice of her country
friends, said:
"Away wi' ye, man. Don't be comin'
yer Lunnon tricks wi' me. I left my owd
man at t'other station. If yer don't be
off at once, I'll call a bobby and hae ye
locked up."
"Be mine," pleac'ed the poetic lover,
"ami your path in life will be strewn with
roses." "Humph I and have me getting
a puncture on the thorns. Not much!-'
retorted Miss Sprockett, who was no
novice in cycling. THU PAYSTREAK, SANDON, P   L'.. MARCH 24
KuHfecwooh Burned Dott'ti
The tcnx-n trf Kuskonook was burned
down on Wednesday afternoon, tansy
building in town going up in smoke.
Tbe origin of tbe fire is tfiought lo he
inciendiury. Mosl ol the buildings wert
dry and unoccupied, and no fire-fighting
appliance* were available. Most of the
residents losi their clothes and there is
said to be little food left in town. Relief
will he furnished from Nelson. The
total loss was $ j 5.000
A Retlroed to Republic.
]l is announced Unit the coniran lor
the- construction of the "VYeriatchec e>.-
1 elision of the Great Northern into
Republic has been let. General I \
speaking, tbe route of the extension, as
recentb surveved, wil! he from We.nal-
chtie up the east banikctf the Columbia lo
1 tit- OUanagan, up thai stream to Poriii-
parte creek, up stream 10 tbe lieaci
waters of thai creek, across Enos valley
10 tiit tiead waters of the Wesi Fork.
down to Lhe San Foil river and up
stream to Republic. The nearest rail-
win point to Republic camp at present
is the C. P. R. depot at Grand Forks,
whence tbe miijor portion ofthe supplies are hauled in wagon.
The Spurs in tbe Bonndary to be
Engineer Sullivan, of the Columbia
and Western rai!w;i\, is now making
the necessary arrangements for completing 'he spurs lo the Mother Lode,
la Phoenix and to the Rathmullen. It
will he remembered lhat work on these
spur* was abandoned last winter about
lorn months, ago because- ofthe depth of
the snow and tbe shortage of steel rails.
With the completion of these spurs
there should be a considerable increase
i'i tbe output from the Boundary creek
It is said that the Canadian Pacific
railway is about to reduce the grade
considerable on the main line in the
vicinity of Ricking Horse pass.
Resolution or- Condolence.
Whkklas: Ji has pleased God in the
wisdom 01 His Providence to remove
from our midst our brother William
M: Leod.
Therefore Be ]j Resolved: That
we, the members ofthe Sandon Miners'
I'nion, No. Hi, of the Western Federation of Miners, extend to the relative*
and friends of our late brother, William
Mi Leod, thi* expression of our heartfelt sympathy with them in their sorrow and bereavement.
That a copy of tins vote of condolence
be forwarded to the relatives of the
deceased and inserted in the local press.
too Be h FrKTHER Resolvep: That
as a mark of respect, the Charter of
this Union be draped in mourning for
a period of thirty days.
Savdok Miners' I'-mctk.
JekWrice to Fight
James J. Jeffries' three opponents
tune not been definitely selected but it
is pMcaJkcath settled thai Jack McCor-
rnaCk and Ed. Donkhurst will be two
of them. Jim Barnes has been mentioned as the other. Jeffries will leave
California at once and prepare for the
These fresh stories mean a   new crop of
prospectors. J1 looks as if the phenomenal rush to Dawson will he outdone
in the Cope Nome district.
I British arrm regulation directs tbe
shaving of the chin, but Lord Roberts
does not complv with it. He is credited with having remarked : J do not
fight with my chin."
An Ontario editor suggests bonusing
babies as 1 means of solving the problem of filling up the Canadian northwest. He thinks that this would tend
10 encourage the raising of large families
cif native horn Canadian* and thi*
would he preferable to paying bonuses
to foreign immigrants.
Seeing that the Decalogue was no,-
printed in the :\ud it or -General's Report,
how did James McMullen. M. P.. come
to know all about the ten commandments which he mentions so frequenth
in his public speeches.
1 will be in Sandon until
April nth. An Earl) Sitting will be most satisfactory
to those desiring- photographs
Views of S melon   and District
For Sale.
Opposite   C.   P.   R.    Depot.
Stein Bros.
Grocers and Bakers,
The Best butter. E^g-s and Green
Best Brands of Indian and
Ceylon Tea, Mocha and Java
Hotels and Mine Camps Supplied
Expeditiously and Satisfactorily.
None bul the highest class goods
handie.d. Monev refunded if goods are
not satisfactorx.
A Car   oi   Okanagan   Vegetables Just Received.
Reco Avenue -- Sandon B.C.
Sandon Bottling Co.
M. W. HAY, Proprietor.
There are stories of fabulous gold
discoveries a hundred miles from Cape
Nome, and stories of wonderful strikes
on the   Siberian   caosi opposite   Nome.
��� : ManuiiiCT.urt"   of :���
Car bona ted   Drinks
ol   all   tchidh
Ginger Ale,
Orange Cider,
Pure Teas    Pure COffcc
WF1 TFVlNi, that the pecple of 5*nden-a* elwm here- ��pt.��
����?<* A and  1   pound 1 &A.H .1 a   very   ���"���"*   P��� I >.
Hecured..he Kgencv  lor tl*  f.n>(��  SALADA    TEA    "'
which hHT-e lie*!i w*ii to   you. > '     '���    I
no mitfaJ* ahuot the true valot ..1 tl.w   J�� \    ^   I   '�������������:   ,*'��� .   ,.
commend it a* * deliffhtful rierernge "^
Our celebrated Blend of Mocha and Jara Coffee
has no Equal in Sandon and all those irho nan-
used  it cannot saij too much in its praise.
Coal Heaters
nftSai" Cole's Hot Blast Heater.
Onr claim, f "   frhw   Header  *re 1     lit i* adapted U* isi  b
CSOWB SEST  LETHBttfDUE   m   AXT4IRACTTK. Nir     %       I 1 h
eqaallv weJI.    Kind'x 0111 and in-ti.fi cini    I  s
H. BYERS & Co.
Folliott & McMillan.
Contractors and Buildere.
Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
Saoa.   Doors.   Blinds., etc.. Mode to Order at Lowest Poss-loW  Prices
Uinc antf Dime.its.iof> Timber always io Stock.      Plans. Estimates  anf*
Specifications hiroisihed tor all Classes of Building.
^--+- ^o- --o  �� ^
The Palace Cafe
Cody Ave.
1> a prior location in Sandon. Ii aims topic.,- -'v:
is here to stay. It works three shifts and has never suspended operations or cut down the quality of its 0 tput
h assays high in square meals and the  largest appetiu car
always be .satisfied by the cluinary efforts oi Littl>  Sammy.
Bigness Men's Lunch 25 cents.
Short Order 25 cents and
Sam Lloyd        Proprietor.
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