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SANDON, JULY 7   1900.
I M. Harris spent ibe week In
Miss Mary Macdonald lias laken
luiss Crawford's place in the post office.
lack McCrae returned to Sandon
���from il"-' Boundary country on Wednesday.
Sam Bradley and  Miss N. Lees will
he married in Three  Forks on  Thurs-
Iday evening.
\K\ Crawford and family and M. L.
Urimmetl and family have moved lo
he residence on Sunnyside.
"Bill" Innes returned to town  on
Hiursday from Fire  Valley  where he
mas spent a couple of months prospecting.
C. M. Wilson's house, vacated by
\l,\ Crawford and M. L. Grimmett,
ivill be occupied bj C. J. Smith .md
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Gomm returned
on Thursday from their wedding tour
,mJ are now settled in their Cody
\venue home.
There are eight men workin ** at the
Surprise sinking a wtnze. It is reported that additions will be made to the
force and the tunnels started in a few
Miss M. !���'.. Crawford left on Wednesday for a trip to Ontaria to visit her
former home in Park Hill. She will
also spend some time visiting relations
in Sarni.i.
William Davidson represented the
Slocan at ihe first annual convention ol
ilu* Western Federation of Miners held
in Moyie tlie other day. Next year the
convention \ ill he held in Nelson.
Ihe telephone company will have
their system re-instated by the time the
central office is ready. During the
week a gang of workmen have been
busy putting in a line ol" poles along
between Revo Avenue and the hill side.
The Battle of the Boyne, an event
which occurred somewhere iii Ireland a
number of years ago, will he celebrated
in Slocan City on the lath of July. An
excursion will he run from Sandon and
'irrangements are being made to get
���he hand and the football team to take
part in the affair.
W. W. Fallows returned from the
Windermere country on Thursday. He
combined business with pleasure by
visiting; the principal points of interest
111 that country and also visiting some
property in which he is interested. He
"-ports the Windermere quiet at present with prospects of better business
when the weather clears up enough for
prospectors to work.
Latest Relief Return.s.
I be following are the receipts of the
relief Committee not yet published:
���'��� J- Bradly, Nelson, $105 New
Denver citizens, $28.S; Hank of Montreal, $,So.
Donations of $50 each from the New
Denver and Nelson branches of the
Bank of Mantreal have already been
published, making the total of the
��ank of Montreal contributions,   $250.
The Whitewater concentrator is doing big work recently turning out a
carload of concentrates daily. For the
last week in June the shipments were
[68 tons and for the first week in July
134 tons of ore.
From Three Forks the Queen Hess
was the only property on the list. The
shipments from this property totalled
40a tons.
The shipments from Sandon over the
K. ov S. tor the month of June were:
Ruth 15-' tons, Payne 400 tons, Last
Chance 260 tons, Star 360, American
Hoy 20. The C. P. K. shipments for
the month were: Payne 150 tons,
Star 1 _>o and Argenta 20.
Tbe total shipments for the month,
Irom Sandon were 1,4X2 tons, the
largest total of any month for nearly
tw<> years.
The present indications are that the
ore shipments will increase each
month until the deep snow comes in
By the month of October, when the
roads and trails are in good shape and
the properties are working to their
fullest capacity the shipments will
easily double those of June and will
probably break all previous records.
The possibilities of the Slocan are
nol thoroughly appreciated by those
unacquainted with the circumstances.
In July, '98, the Payne alone shipped
1,850 tons. The property is at present
in as good shape to make heavy shipments as it was two years ago, and no
doubt when the seepage becomes less
troublesome shipments will he largely
The Ivanhoe will go on the shipping
list in three months and with the development which has heen done on that
property and the facilities at hai d for
j etling the ore out the Ivanhoe v\i!l be
a heavier shipper than the Payne.
The Star also, altho l\Ot likely to he
a heavy shipper this siimmer, has encr-
mous possibilities. The development
which has heen done on the Star during the last two years places that property in a position to maintain regular
shipments greater than the whole output of the Slocan during the last twelve
The possibilities of ihe Last Chance
are also great. When the development
undertaken by the present management
has heen completed the Last Chance
will hold a permanent place near the
head of the list.
The Ruth mill is now running night
and day hut is largely occupied on
handling the old dumps. Added to
what they already have in the mine,
the recent discovery on the Hope and
Sunset claims will make the Ruth a
heavier shipper than ever.
During June the Idaho does not appear on the list of shippers. The present indications are that that property
will be a heavy producer before long
and that tbe mill will be running again
hefore snow Hies.
Hesides all these properties there are
other big possibilities such as the American Boy, Noble Five, Rambler-Cari-
boo and a dozen or more others which
are shipping comparatively little at
Inside of six mouths, the Slocan will
be shipping more value than any other
district in B. C.
1-. A. Wood has abandoned bis intention to build a two-story brick building on the K. iV S. ground and handed
the lease back to the company a few-
days ago.
Since then K. R. Atherton has perfected plans for putting up a large
store building on the same ground.
Tbe structure will be a one-story brick,
80-foot frontage and ho-foot depth.
The plans call for four stores fronting
on Reco Avenue with a hallway in
the middle. Tbe stores will be occupied by the E. R. Atherton Co., Main
Hros., E. F. McQueen and the Hank of
British Columbia.
The Atherton store will be the full
60 feet depth. In tbe rear of the Main
Hros. and McQueen stores there will
be room for tbe post and telephone office
facing on a 12X20 lobby at the end of
the ball. At the rear of the bank there
will he an office which will be occupied
by Dr. Power.
The building will be as nearly lire
proof as possible. There will he no
opening in the side walls and the
ground ahove between tbe new building
and the K. & S. Depot will be vacant
while for 20 feet on tbe lower side, the
building will be isolated. The interior
will be constructed with special regard
to fire-protection. Collections with the
water system will be placed in such a
manner that in case of tire it will be
possible to deluge the building in very
short time.
Building will he commenced as soon
as the ground can be cleared and it
will be rushed forward as rapidly as
possible. Folliott cc McMillan have
the contract.
Strike on the Eli.
A strike of rich dry ore from 3 to 19
inches wide on the surface, showing up
for over 200 feet has been discovered
on the Get-There-Eli group of claims.
The ore shows high values in silver
sulphide and iron pyrites carrying gold.
Wm. Harrington has four men on
surface work opening up the lead.
The property belongs to the V. & M.
Mines, Limited. Wm. Harrington
and Dr. Gomm are principal stock
Ross & McLeod  Drill  42 J_ Inches
at Nelson.   Slocan Star
Team Second.
At the drilling contest in   Nelson on
Thursday   live  teams  contested.    The
weather was favorable and   tbe contest
a good one in  every   particular.    Two
thousand spectators were present.   Ross
8* McLeod  of  Greenwood   broke   the
drilling record by  putting down a bole
42 ,'���_ inches.      McLeod  &   Ringwood,
the Slocan Star team, took second place
with 41 5-b inches.    Tbe measurements
for the other teams were :
Rossland team���Stephenson and
Durham, 38 l/2 inches.
Granite team- -McNeil and Welch,
36 inches.
Ymir Oddie and Moriarily, 31X
Trouble in Sight in East Kootenai*.
Bank Consolidation.
Negotiations are on foot to merge
tbe Canadian Hank of Commerce and
the Hank of Hritish Columbia into one
corporation. The two concerns have a
combined capital of $9,000,000 and
have branches in every province of the
Dominion as well as London and many
of the larger cities in United States.
The Hank of H. C, meeting will be held
in London on July 25th and the Canadian Bank of Commerce meeting in
Toronto in August.
The Cranbrook Herald says : "For
some time past trouble has been brewing between the miners and companies
on the North Star and Sullivan bills,
which, if not amicably arranged, will
spread to tbe adjacent camps and result
in 3000 or more miners going on
strike. The managers, or their representatives, of the 10 shipping mines
on those hills are very reticent on the
subject; all met in Cranbrook last night
in the offices of the Consolidated Silver-
Lead Mines company, limited, but
although every one of them was per-
ronally interviewed by Herald reporters,
not a word would any of them vouchsafe upon the subject.
" It is also reported that the miners
have held several meetings recently, but
they are just as reticent as tbe managers.
" If a strike is inaugurated it is feared that it will be a long one, as tbe
miners' union not only bus a good fat
treasurv at the present time, but it also
owns the Union Miner, a property on
the St. Marys which for six months has
heen shipping quite regularly and much
more than paid its way of late for development."
Hamilton Hyers spent a couple of
days in town this week.
Mrs. Egan has the foundation of her
hotel nearly completed.
Dick Orando's hotel will be completed in a few days. No one need be
thirsty, weary or hungry when Dick's
establishment is in working order.
Blake Wilson has been in town for a
few days making arrangements for
commencing tbe brick block which will
be built by the P. Burns Co.
E. R. Atherton went to New Denver
yesterday, from whence he will leave
today for the Coast. He will visit Vancouver and Victoria. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON. B. C JULY 7, 1900
The following is a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during the
week in the several mining divisions of
the Slocan. Those of New Denve- weie
u follows :���
June 1��-Dub*In, Caril>oo er, J Tlnling Jr.
Annex fr, nr New Denver. S T Walker, A
Jaeo'jfton, H M Walker.
Battle Axe fr, Silver Mountain. A Jacobson.
Four Suckers, Wilson er, (i S Van-.t'-ne.
June 20��� Boflton. nr Sandon. E L Jakes.
Indiana, nr Sandon, I" Fleming and M Klrlin.
Gem. same, P Klemlnfr.
June 21���Swansea, Four Mile cr. W H Sandiford.
Malvern, Four Mile cr, Northwest Minin-.'Syndicate.
Africa, Granite cr. A L Roberts.
General Kltckener, same, J R Roberta.
June s*5��� Ideal fr, nr Xew Denver, 0 SRashdall
June 27���Sheridan. Car-enter, J Sheridan.
Pembroke, and Minnesota, nr Sandon, F L
June 28-Central, Eight Mile cr, W Brasch.
Oreta-on, Trout cr, J Tinling Jr.
Black Bear, same, C H Abercromble.
Echo fr, nr Sandon, T Avison.
June 2-.-��� Nell fr, McGuij-'an cr, G Alexander.
June 19���Phoenix. 20���Glen, Bloomlngton,
Red Cross, Lost Bear, Freddy, Bee. 21���Afe'iies.
J"*-��� Big Timber, Mary Durham. Camden, Harlem, Sno��?cap, June Bird, Black Colt. Sandon
Chief. 26���Sinti, Flower, Pansy, Violet. Black
Fox, Linnet, Mountain Goat. 27���Butterfly.
Belfast fr, New Phoenix. Number One. Betsy
Ross, Estella, Lost Tiger, Link fr, Marion,
Mountain Queen, Lucky .1, Alice. 29���Mollie O,
June ��*���Betsy Ross. Lost Tiger. Link fr,
Merrimac, Estela.
June 19���Emma No 3 and 4. *j each, J C Bolander and J A Austin to T H Hoben.
Emma No 4, -J, T H Hoben to J C Bolander.
Emma No S, J. T H Hoben to J A Austin.
Emma No 2, 1-12, Amazon, ���, to each, T H
Hoben to J A Austin aud J C Bolander.|
Eight Hour, J, T H Hoben to J C Bolander.
June ao-Orient, i each. W H Sandiford to C
S Rashdall, A E Fauquier and E Stewart, NovlG,
Havana, 1-3, C McNichol to B Stewart. Oct 1,
Dewey, 1-3, P Aliaffer to E Stewart, Oct 1,
Dewey, Havana, _ each, T Avison to H G Shave
May 9.
Dewey, Havana, 1-3, E Stewart to HO Shave,
May 9.
Orient, J, Same to same, May 9.
Orient, all Int. A E Fauquier, C S Rashdall to
H O Shave, May 9.
Eight Hour, 1-fi, Emma No 1. l-(i, Emm i No 2.
1-24, Amazon 1-ti, J C Bolander to J E Brou.-x:,
June 18.
Hastings, J, CE Smitberlngale to H S Nelson.
June 22���Forest Kin*,'. Gipsy Queen. 1-0, A
Wilds to W li Brandon, June 4.
June 25���Brock fr, M S Nicholson to M E Rain-
melnieyer, $500.
June 2'.*���Mollie 0,13, J M Thompson to J A
Wliittier, Oct 13.1897.
June 11���Valentine fr, Ten Mile, Wm Dor-aline
Annie Bell, Lemon cr, VV H Bemish and J
12-Polly fr. 1st n f Lemon, N McKian.
rjar'eton, Ten Mile, Geo Aylwin.
Monterey fr springer cr, H Cameron.
13���Silver B6��.v. Springer cr, N K McNaught.
Colorado No 2, same, W R Clement.
16���London fr, Ten Mile, Angus McDonald.
18���Bosllia, Ten Mile, D Sloan.
19-Pretoria, sf Lemon cr, J Collett and FG
Pretoria No 1, same, H Morblett and 0 Cauture
Chapleau Consol fr, 1st n i Lemon, Chapleau
Gold Mining Co.
21-Skookinn, Dayton cr, M Isaacson.
Victoria, same, H B Boie.
San Toy, Tol-en cr, M Isaacson.
Holten Bay, Slocan Lake, C HInzo.
Greengauge, Springer cr, D H Gibson.
22���Emerald, Lemon cr, H Reichart.
23���Joe Chamberlain, same, E Odium,
June 11��� Black Bess No 3, Dawn, Coronation,
St Lawrence, Corner No 2. 12���Wlndover, Lu
Lu. Galleron, Wilno, Liberal.  18���Emery, Ethel
K. Hampton. 15-Scorpion, Diamond, Dai*��y.
16-Silver Tip, Black Diamond, Wellliiirt'-ii,
Emmett.Sarsfield.OwnRo--. ls-Ranger. Skylark, Valley fr, two years; Ringer fr. four y*ar>;
Sprinir Valley, two years; Woodland, live y.��It*
BOMUI S; Susan M, two years; Violet, Superior.
Sui>erior fr, five years; Central fr. four years:
Wedge fr. two years Rother, R��ther fr, three
years; Kilo No 2 fr. four years; Kilo, Skylark fr.
five years; Saddle R��ck. two years; Bossett, two
years; Copper Jackett. five years; 0 K, North
Star, five years. If*���Eagle, Hard Nut, Regina.
20���Johannah,Shenandoah, Sheffield, Accidental
Reno. Iono, two years; Buchera, two year*:
Mollie. 21-South Exchange, Sa.vm Maid,
Matrice, Premier. 22-Bute, Silver Bell fr,
Nightingale, First Lake. 23-New Phoenix fr,
Black Bird, Elk.
June U  OhUT,J. R Kurtzhals to Joe C Winter.
23���Bonnie Doon J, D Sloan to G McLane.
The study of economics has a tendency to lessen popular veneration (or
t ie mere possessors of wealth or ot
the means of securing wealth from
day to day. The wealth of the world
ir, comparatively trifling and has been
variously estimated at from four to
ten years' production. A building
over 50 years old is rare in this
country, and the average life ot that
form of wealth is much less than half
a century. Other forms have a still
shorter life, Clothing may have an
average lite ot a year, and tood does
not last so long The production and
consumption of wealth go on continuously, and the seeming great fortunes
are merely franchises to take and
consume an unusually large share of
the daily product. Anyone whose
efforts do not add to the sum of the
world's wealth must take and consume
the products of other people's labor.
Wealth can be produced only by
human effort, and anyone not a producer must deprive the producers of
a part of their product If such a one
is charitable 'ie merely restores a
part of that which he is taking, and
his supposed gifts to public movements an merely relinquishments.
He cannot aid the public financially,
but can merely lessen the burden he
imposes on them.
The restrictive effect of high wages
on miners is going to be a continuous
theme lor discussion. There are some
mineral deposits that pay abundant
returns to the owners at the present
rate of wages, some which, barely
make a return for the capital invest
ed, and some which will not pay to
work while present wage rates are in
force. If wages were doubled, the
line of profit would be shifted, so that
a smaller number would pay a good
return to the owners, some of those
formerly very profitable would barely
���tay a profit on the outlay, while a
larger number would be made unprofitable. If wages were reduced
to a bare subslstance, or if it were
possible to obtain labor for nothing,
there would still be some deposits
that would not pay the cost of opera
tion. The local question is between
the payment of the products locally
in was*ea or distributing them among
the stockholders in various parts of
the world. The feeling locally is as I
a consequence in favor of high wages, j
Archie McVittie returned Tuesday
from an extended visit to the Pincher
Creek oil region, bringing back with
him several large bottles ot crude
petroleum which has been pronounced
by analysis to be ot a high grade.
There is a district about 20 miles
square in that region which shows
considerable quantities of petroleum
almost any where, turn over a boulder
and oil will be found adhering to it;
dig small pits almost anywhere at
random, and in most of them oil will
A settler there has a hole six feet
square, three feet deep, the sides
boarded up, into which oil and water
constantly seeps. He uses a common
cream separator for extracting the
oil, selling the proceeds in the Mormon
settlements, making a good living
therefrom. Another method of separating, used by the inhabitants of
that district, is to take cans and till
with the mixture; the bottom is perforated and the water runs off leaving
the oil, which is emptied out, and the
process repeated. Mr. McVittie had
about two quarts of the oil, which
was gathered in this crude manner
in less than ten minutes.
Some years ago an effort was made
by boring to find the source of the
petroleum, but the work seemed to
have been misdirected; the operator
went inside of the territory where all
the indications were apparent, and
on a prairie underlaid with a deep
wash, proceeded to bore there. At a
depth of 150 feet a heavy flow ot
water was encountered and a very
go nl artesian well���still flowing���
was the result.
Later, others went in with a complete plant, and started nearer the
district proper. This also was an ill-
fated venture, as work had hardly
begun before the plant, was completely destroyed by fire. An a band in-
ment of work followed and nothing
has since heen dine.
Mr. McVittie has secured control of
a large district, and has also perfect
ed arrangements whereby an English
outfit will drill 1000 feet in the midst
ot the oil field. Further operations
will depend upon conditions, of
course. ���Cranbrook Herald.
Here is a true dog story: A family
down town having a false grate in one
of the rooms of the house, placed some
red paper behind it to give it the effect
of fire. One of the coldest days, the dog
belonging to the household came in
from out of doors, and seeing the paper
In the grate, deliberately walked up to
it and lay down hefore it, curling up in
the best way to receive the glowing
heat as it came, from the fire, He remained motionless for a few moments;
'eeling no warmth, he rained his head
and looked over Ins shoulder at the
grate; still feeling no heat, he went
across and carefully applied his nose to
the-rate and smelt of it. It was as cold
as ice.   With a look of the most supreme
disgust, his tail curled down between
his legs, every hair on his body laying
"I'm sold," the dog trotted out of the
room, not even deigning- to cast a look
at the party in the room who had
watched his actions and laughed so
heartily at his misfortunes. That dog
had reason as well as instinct.���Troy
Half a century has wrought manv
changes in the West, but in no section
has there been so great a transformation as in California, said Edward K
Shields, a wealthy petroleum operator,
of Los Angeles, to a Tost-Intelligencer'
representative the other day.
"In 1819, as every child who is able
to read knows, the talk in California
Was gold," he said. "Now that scene
has been shifted to Alaska and we Call-
(ornians are just as enthusiastic to-day
over oil as we were fifty years ago over
the yellow metal.
"The discovery of oil in the vicinity
of Los Angeles has practically ruined
some of the best resident portions of the
city Unsightly derricks have been
erected where it once stood intended
costly dwellings should stand. The
trouble with our people a- yet is thev
are novices in the oil business but they
are learning more every day and at
present, boring operations are carried
out on a more scientific basis than ever
"The oil industry iu California you
might say is in its infancy, yet we at
present rank the fourth state in the
Union producing the largest amounts
nf petroleum So you see that enthusiasts are nol so very crazy when they
-ay California will be richer in oil than
it ever was in gold.
'"Ve-, I believe that within a few
years the product of the California oil
fields will have the effect of reducing
the price of oils. You see our supply is
unlimited. Even out iu the ocean we
have great derricks erected which nre
daily pnmping up from beneath the bed
many hundred gallons of oil of the best
grades. We are just beginning, ;is I
say, but even now have no difficulty in
finding a market for every barrel we
Here is an interesting leaf from an
author's diary: -' Sold one poem, and
had ve returned. Made almost
enough to pav tin- butcher." "Solda
short story and came within au ace
of making enough to pay ten dollars
on the grocery bill." "Wrote an
obituary on an ancient citizen, and
had Maria's shoes mended with the
proceeds." "I must try to write
enough to-night to buy a gallon of
kerosene oil."���Atlanta Constitution.
"Paw," said Japheth, as they sat
on the hurlcane deck of the ark, "do
vou e\er think Of going into poll lC8?"
"Well," replied Noah, as he pushed
the giraffe's head out of the mizzen-
to-'-gallan'-sail, ' if I did, I think he
floating vote would be all I'd have to
look after."���Baltimore American.
"Woman," said the corn-fed philosopher, "will never succeed in her
demand for the same pay as man for
doing the same work. The only way
to get the same pay for the same
work is to howl for more pay for less
work."���Indianapolis Press. THK PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, JULY 7
tesla Declared that Aluminum
icill Absolutelij Annihilate the
Copper Industru, and M q Ultimately Conquer Eoen Iron
To the June number of the Century
Inagizine, Nicola Tesla contributes mi
Lrtuk' thai will create profound discus-
lion. Among other startling assertion-.
L predicts the doom of the copper Industry, which will be supplanted in
opinion by aluminium al a time not
Kardistant, lion also, he thinks has a
tli,o struggle for existence with the
wonderful new metal, with the chances
bv no means preponderantly favorable
0 the present king of metals,
With the advances made in iron of
Lite years, Tesla says, we have arrived
lirtually at the limits of improvement.
|Ve cannot hope to increase very mater-
Lily its tensile strength, elasticity,
Hardness, or malleability, nor can we
Kpect to make it much better as retards its magnetic qualities. More
recently u notable gain was secured by
|h_ mixture of a small precentage of
nickel with the iron, but there is not
luikli more room for further advance
In this direction. New discoveries may
k expected, but they cannot greatly add
0 the valuable properties of the metal,
lliough they may considerably reduce
Hie cost of manufacture. The immediate future of iron is asserted by its
Kheapness and its unrivaled mechanical
���un] magnetic qualities. These are
Such lhat no other product can compete
���with it now. Hut there can be no
���oubt that, at .1 time not very distant,
Iron, in many of its now uncontested
���domains, will have to pass the scepter
lo another; the coming age will be the
Ige of aluminum. It is only seventy
��� ours since tins wonderful metal was
lliscoveied by Woehler, and the alumi-
���lium industry, scarcely forty years old,
lommands already the attention of the
Intire   world.    Such rapid   growth has
lot been recorded in the history of civile
���i/atiuu before.    Not long ago aluminium was  sold at the   fanciful   price of
���Inrly or forty dollars a pound;   today it
Im be had In  any desired   amount   for
li*- many cents.    What is more the time
|s not far off when this price price, too,
(���'til be  considered   fanciful,   for great
mprovements    are    possible    In   the
liethods of its manufacture.
'he   absolutely   unavoidable  conse-
luences of the advance of aluminium
"dustry will be the annihilation  of the
��PPer industry.     They   caanot   exist
N prosper together, and the   latter is
loomed  beyond any   hope of recovery.
���ven now it is cheaper to convey an
������ectne-current     through     aluminum
���wes than  through copper  wires; and
���n '"any  domestic and  other uses cop-
J'-'r has no chance of successfully  com-
let,l-g.    A further  material  reduction
W   -he   price  of aluminium    must be
|;it-1- to copper.    Hut the  progress of
I10 former will  not go on  unchecked,
��� '. as it ever  happens in   such cases,
I'-e  larger   industry  will   absorb   the
���mailer one; the giant copper interests
will control the pigmy aluminium interests, and the slow-pacing copper
will reduce the lively gait of aluminium.
This will only delay, not avoid, the impending catastrophe.
Aluminium, however, will not stop
at downing copper. Hefore many years
have passed it will be engaged in a
fierce struggle with iron, and in the
latter it will find an adversary not easy
to conquer. The issue of the contest
will largely depend on whether iron
shall be indispensible in electric machinery. This the future alone can
decide. The seemingly insuperable
difficulties which are now in the way
may be overcome in the end, and then
iron will be done away with, and all
electric machinery be manufactured of
aluminium, in all probability, at prices
ridiculously low. This would be a
severe, if not a fatal, blow to iron. In
many other branches of industry, as
ship-building, or wherever lightness of
structure is required, the process of the
metal will be much quicker. For such
uses it is eminently suitable, and is
sure to supersede iron sooner or later.
It is highly probable that in the course
of time we shall be able to give it many
of those qualities which make iron so
While ii is impossible to tell when
this industrial revolution will he consummated, there can be no doubt that
the future belongs to aluminium, and
that in times to come it will be the
chief means of increasing human performance. It has in this respect capacities greater by far than those of any
other metal. I should estimate its
civilizing potency at fully one hundred
times that of Won. This estimate,
though it may astonish, is not at all
exaggerated. First of all, we must
remember that there is thirty times as
much aluminium as iron in bulk, available for the uses of man. This in itself
offers great possibilities. Then, again,
the new metal is much more easily
workable, which adds to its value. In
manv of its properties it partakes of
the character of.t precious metal, which
gives it additional worth. Its electric
conductivity, which, for a given weight,
is greater than that of any other metal,
would be alone sufficient to make it
one of the most important factors in
future human progress. Its extreme
lightness makes it far more easy to
transport the objects manufactured.
By virtue of this property it will revolutionize naval construction, and in
facilitating transport and travel it will
add enormously to the useful performance of mankind. Hut its greatest
civilizing potency will be, 1 believe, in
aerial travel which is sure to be brought
about by means of it. Telegraphic
instruments will slowly enlighten the
barbarian. Electric motors and lamps
will do it more quickly, but quicker
than anything else the flying-machine
will do it. Hy rendering travel ideally
easy it will be the best means of unifying the heterogeneous elements of
Delinered on Cars at
Kaslo in Carload Lots.
Ten Dollars a Ton. Samples can be seen at J.
M. Harris' Office.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, J. A, Ferguson. B. A., Pastor. Sunday services in
Crawford's Hull nt 11 a. m, ami 7*:.'�� p. in.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay   District.    V\ here   located : On
the North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about
:;   mile-from Three Forks.
Take Notice that  I Frank L. Christie, acting for myself, Free Miner's  Certificate No.
B88106.  and as agent for C. D. Hunter, Free
Miner's Certificate,No. BS6SA7.F.Sa*ator,Free
Miner's Certific No. B18802, and Geo. H. Winter
intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to
the  Mining Record-, r for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the   purpose ol  obtaining a
Crown Grant of tbe above claims.
And further take notice that action under
Section "'7. must  be  commenced  before   the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated this nineteenth day of June. AD. 1900.
Meets in Crawford's Hall every Wednesday
Evening. Visiting Brethern cordially invited
to attend.
O. M. SPENCER, C. 0.
Subscribers, fl.00 per month.
Private Patients ������������".(10 per day, exclusive of expense of physician or
surgeon and drugs.
Application  for Liquor License.
NOTICE is hereby given that we intend
to apply to the License Commissioners of the
City of Sandon for permission to sell liquor
by retail on the property to be known as
The Filbert Hotel, situate on the west side of
Reco Avenue.
Walmsley & Bennete.
Dated at Sandon this 18th day of June, 1800
Application for Transfer of Liquor License.
NOTICE is hereby given that I intend to
apply to the License Commissioners of the
City of Sandon for a transfer of the license
held by Carberry & Bennett, at the Denver
Hotel, to the undersigned.
John Nelson.
Dated at Sandon this 13th day of June, 1000.
Application  for Transfer of Liquor  License.
NOTICE is hereby given that we intend to
apply to the license commissioners of the City
of Sandon for transfer of Reco hotel liquor
license to the building on lots 11 and 12,block6-
Dated at Sandon this 28th day of June, liXK).
Dk.   W.  E. Gomm, Attendant Physician.
MissS. M. CHISHOLM, Matron.
J. D. McLaughlin, President.
W. L. Hagler,Secretary.
Wm. Donahue, J. V. MARTIN, R. J. McLRAN,
Angus J. McDonald, Mikk Brady, Directors*.
I. O. O. F.
Meetings every Friday  Evening  at  7:80  in
Ciawford's  Hall. Visiting   brethren   are
cordially invited to attend.
REV. A. M SANFORD, Vice-Grand
Secretary. Noble Grand.
"Land Registry Act."
in the matter of an application for duph-
1 cates of the Certificates of Title to Lot
Two ?��) Block One ll) (Map 609) Town of
Sandon. ,
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my in.
tention at the expiration of one month from
the first publication hereof to issue duplicates of the Certificates of title of Hugh Mc-
Gee to the above lands dated 27th August
1907 and 21st July 18!>8 and numbered 4106c
and 1018 k respectively.
S. Y. Wootten,
Land Segistry Office Victoria, B.C.
8th June, 1000
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication held first Thursday in each month in Masonic Hall at 8 p. m.
Sojounning brethern are cordially invited to
Thomas Brown,
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced JUNE
10th. The " Imperial Limited" takes you across the
Continent in four days without cnange. It is a solid
vestibuled train, luxuriously
equipped with every possible
essential for the comfort and
convenience of Possengers.
Ask your friends who have
travelled on it, or address
J. R. Crudge,
Agent. Sandon.
E. J. Coyle,
W. F. Anderson,
A. G. P. A.,
Vancouver, B. O.
T. P. A.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White Metal Camp on Earth.
Subscription    ....    $2.00 a year.
Strictly in advance.
William M *cAdams,
Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON, B. a, JULY 7,  igoo.
There are a number of items in the political situation
in B. C. just now that need explaining. Eor instance,
Price Ellison owns the Vernon News, or is supposed to
own it. Previous to the late election he was a supporter
of Cotton's. The News helped jhim to secure re-election as
a conservative candidate. Since the election the News has
been hooking it onto the Dunsmuir outfit in great shape.
At the same time Price Ellison is counted among the conservatives who will support Dunsmuir. If Ellison is going
to support Dunsmuir why don't he shut his paper off? If
he is not going to vote with him why don't he say so ?
Then there is Dean of the Kamloops Sentinel. By the
looks of his paper one would naturally suppose that Dean
had been sitting up nights to think of things mean enough
to say of Dunsmuir, Turner, Eberts & Co. But a careful
persual of the Sentinel doe1--* not disclose any attempt to
square the Provincial members for attending the Turner-
Conservative convention, and Mr. Dean does not even hint
that the insinuation that remnants of the Provincial Party
will support Dunsmuir thru the session is unfounded.
Now, Dean was a member of the Cotton government and
should be onto the ropes. By what line of logic does he
figure out that the Dunsmuir combination is undesirable
but that the Provincials are right in voting with it.
Then there is John Houston. John has spent the last
five or six years in throwing it into the Island family compact in a manner that was simply cruel. The old Turner
government, according to Houston s assay, was made up
of the worst gang of bandits ever turned loose, at least
that was the understanding up to the 9th of June. Since
then the chamber of death has been a whole three-riimed
circus of commotion compared to the awful stillness of
John Houston. His silence is awe-inspiring in his solemnitv.
Can it be that the fearless editor of the Nelson Tribune is
going to vote for Dunsmuir too, but is afraid to say so?
Then there is Dick McBride, his case is more pronounced,
McBride is a shyster lawyer who is troubled with a long
reach. When seats in the cabinet were put up at auction
Dick had to swap his Provincial affiliations for the job
right away. The fact that McBride didn't know a mine
from a gravel pit didn't make a particle of difference to
Dunsmuir. What he wanted was votes. McBride tallied
one and Dunsmuir took him in. But McBride must have
a beautiful nerve to accept election as a provincial man and
then take a job as Minister of Mines in the cabinet of the
party which he was elected to oppose. It would be interesting to know whether McBride has quit his party altogether,
or whether he is chosen for his superior effronty to act as
advance agent for the rest of the troupe. Will the whole
party follow suit?
Wells is another chromo in the galaxy. Thru some
conniving of Cotton's, Wells stole the seat in North East
Kootenay two years ago. Since that time he has" rendered onto Cotton." But since the 9th of June things
have changed, Wells is now Minister of Lands and Works
in the Dunsmuir government. He has about the same
ability for the job as a cow has for a cake walk���but that
do'nt matter to Dunsmuir.
An Emcrgenci* Meeting of the Council at which no Action teas
A meeting of the city council* wm
held in Mayor Pitts' store last night.
The meeting was the outcome of the
action taken to prevent Robt. Cunning
building on Reco Avenue. Robt. Cun-
ning's building is to be no feet square.
To allow tor tlie new street along the
flume, Mr. Cunning made the foundation of his building project into Reco
Avenue 10 feet. On advice of certain
citizens whose names were not mentioned, Chief Slubbs summoned Robt.
Cunning to appear in court oi\ Thursday to an>\ver a charge of obstructing
the highway.     The case was adjourned
and the council summoned. There
were present Mayor Pitts, Aldermen
Buckley, Macdonald, Hunter and
Crawford. Alter arguing pro and con
it was concluded that the council w.is
not in a position to either open the
new street or abandon the old one,
altho al! present except Aid. Buckley
favored tlie new street.
Mayor Pitts sprung a surprise by
tendering his resignation as mayor.
As the meeting was an emergency and
not a general one, the resignation
could not be considered. It will come
up at the next regular meeting, Monday, July 1 nth.
Altogether it looks as tho the annihilation of the Pro
vincial pa&rty will be completed by the remnants gravitating
to Dunsmuir. There seems to be no spin 1 of organization
in the six or seven member left and the lack of a leader |lils
killed the party. This seems a sad and ignoramous fate for
a party which promised so much before elections.
Doing the
Square Thing,
The Paystreak
believes in doing
the square thing.
of this paper
has heen
limited to
One Million.
In order
that everyone
may he
of this
intention we
take this
of making
it known.
say when it is
too late to
j^et on the list
that you
did not know
about it.   Catch
on while
you have a
Hunter Bro��s. Sell Out Their Sandon
Store to the HtintcrKcndricla
Company Limited.
Hunter Brothers have completed a
deal by which they turn over the Sandon branch store to the Hunler-Ken-
drick 1J0., Ltd.
The Hunter-Kendrick companv has
stores in (.rand Forks, Greenwood and
PhoentX, and are carrying large Stocks
;it all ot" these branches. |n Sandon it
is the intention to build a two-story
brick block 38x60 and place a heavier
stock than has formerly heen carried
hy the Hunter Bros. linn.
C. I).   Hunter will   leave  ill ahout a
month to take charge of the Greenwood
store. It is not decided yet who his
successor in charge of the Sandon
establishment will be.
The Sandon football team went down
to Slocan City on Monday to play
against Silverton and Slocan City.
Five of the team had that tired feeling
��������� the morning and did not get up in
time to catch the train so that the team
was not as strong as it should have
been and Sandon went down to Silver-
ton in the first game bv 2 to o. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B, C, JULY 7
A Full Stock of
\X $1.25.
andon Bottling Co.   ]   ]���*>   Q
l��AY * B1GNEY
: MnmifHititrer   of :
[Carbonated  Drinks
..f   all   kin-Is..
toDY Ave.
Sanhon .
[.leaned, Dyed, Pressed and
Just    Below  the   Fire-Swept
*���*���** ���*-%. ���*���***��� m
A Large Stock of Cloths will   v 1
Be Received in a
Few Days.
Leave Your Order Early and       IJ I
Avoid the Rush. m^ri\
Special Attention Given to Fine Work.
The Denver
|Has re-opened the Barber
Shop in the big tent
next to Byers.
Cody Ave.
Comfortable Rooms
Good Dining; Room Service
Reasonable Rates
-xxzxZXX^* on-o^y-H.������
Their Oicn Fault.
(Toronto Telegram.)
Eastern Canada is  not  to blame for
the conditions which permit the Laurier
Government to ignore   British  Columbia's objections to Asiatic labor.
Asiatic labor cannot be a matter of
life or death to British Columbia, or
that province would not speak to Canada in the namby-pamby utterances of
Auley Morrison and Hewitt Bostock.
New Westminster and Yale-Cariboo
seem to be represented by two mere
providers of excuses for anything their
leaders may do in the direction of
trampling down the interests of British
British Columbia presumably knows
her own business best, but Eastern
Canada can never be roused to the importance of the Asiatic labor question
by such gladiators as- Col. Prior,
Hewitt Bostock and Aulev Morrison.
Whq India Staroe.s.
Commodities move, not so much
from where ihey are plentiful to where
they are scarce, as from where the
people are in debt to where the creditors live.
Grain is scarcer in India than in any-
other part of the world, and there the
greatest need exists ; yet it does not go
there, except as donations of the charitable, forwarded in the shape of mo ley
orders, create a debt and make the
people of India the creditors of people
in other parts of world. Instead of
moving to India, grain is exported
from that country, because the people
there are in debt to the people of Britain
thru governmental and economic systems.
During the famine year in Ireland
food was shipped not from Britain,
where it was abundant, to Ireland,
where it was scarce, but in the opposite
direction. This was due lo the fact
that the people ef Ireland were in debt
to the people of England. The influence of such individual commercial
relationships is so strong that .tariff
obstructions have comparatively little
direct effect on the course of trace.
They generally cause an excess of exports, but it is more by bringing the
people into a slate of indebtedness than
by preventing purchases. The people
who are in debt are certain to have a
favorable balance of trade.
A Full Stock Of
GROCERIES,       -        CROCKER]
All New Goods -   altist Received |
Cioil Engineer,
Architect, Etc.
P. O. BOX 170        SANDON, B. C.
A. R. Heyland*,
Engineer and
Provincial Land
���    Ba  G-
When You Need Furniture
Lardo Road Subsidy.
Ottawa, July 4.���The railway subsidies were brought down tonight.
They total $3,493,000. There is only
one item for British Columbia; it is as
follows: To Kaslo c\: Lardo-Duncan
Railway Company for road from Duncan lake towards Lardo or Arrow lake,
not exceeding 30 miles, $9(1,000.
" Women ought to have administration���her touch will calm and purify
the turgid, muddy pool of politics. '
Now, go slow, Eliza, you've temporally
overlooked the Empress of China."
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
IJ. C.
L L B.
Oarrisier, Solicitor-,
Notary Public-, Etc,
SANDON, - - B.C.
Sandon Cartage Co.
Delivered to all parts of the
Established ihsc.
Slocan Mines.
M'n'n(- Stocks bought and Sold General
Agent f<��r Slooan Properties. Promisinn
Prospects For Sale. ronusing
Figure the Cost in the East
Add the Freight, Teaming, Loss
of Time, etc.,and Compare with
^ nu Can't Afford to Deal Elsewhcr!
Our Prices are the Lowest
Advertise in the Paystreak.
I Folliott & McMillan.
3J ****************
$: Contractors and Builders.
���;*_ Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.
-# ************
Jt) Sash, Doors, Blinds, etc., Mado to Order at Lowest Possible Prices.
���<��? l*,'ne and Dimension Timber always in Stock. Plans. Estimates and
flfc   Specifications furnished for all Classes of Building.
Sandon, Rossland, Nelson, Trail, Greenwo��f
������'��� A*"-'*''
1 ".    "���       J. ��������� .���:'  ���   , '	
Jesus, lover of my soul,
Give me 25 per cent.;
While the money in doth roll
HI be filled with sweet content,
aide me, 0 my Savior, hide,
ft\  While I make the dollars fast;
Safe Into my safe they'll glide,
You'll receive my soul at last.
Other refuge have 1 ..    <-*
Save my mortgages to   ine;
While I skin each brother's son
For support I'll Irok to thee.
All inv trust un thee is stayed,
To my usury I cling,
For my game is neatly played
'Neath the shadow of thy wing.
Plenteous grace with thee is found
Let new victims now drop in,
Lei them each with cash abound,
Make, oh, make for me more tin.
Thou of lift.' the fountain art,
Lei me draw long life from thee,
Plate with gold my marble heart,
Count my gains eternally.
China and its dependencies have a
total area of 1,218, loi square -miles, and
a population of 402,680,000 In area it
includes nearly one-twelfth of the total
area oi the globe, while its population
includes nearly one third of all the people in the world As compared with the
United States, the letter's island pns
sessions being excluded. China has 800,-
000 more square miles of territory and
more than live times as many inhabit
tints. The population of China proper
per t-quara mile is 292; that of the State
nl Rhode Island is 254, and that of
Texas (i
I liina is the land where everything is
upside down. Thus In Canton the women act as sailors nnd boatmen, while
the men are employed as chamber-
iiniids, laundresses, and sea in stresses.
lu -nhitntiou the Chinaman shakes bis
us ii hand instead of that of his visitor.
A- ii mark nl respect he puts his hat on
instead of taking it off. Their signboards are perpendicular instead of
horizontal In reading Chinese print it
is neiessary to begin at the right hand
side at the bottom and read to the left
aim up. The Chinese raise the toe of
tne shoe and depress the heel instead of
raising the heel, so that they sometimes
Appear to be in danger of falling over
Hie. Tartars, who overthrew the na
tivut hineso dynasty of China in MM,
Sre the ruling class in China There
���'���'��' in the neighborhood of 10,000,000
laitars in the empire The "Chinese
pigtail" dates from the Tartar invasion,
when the Tartars forced the Chinese to
grow dies after the Tartar custom as a
mark of subjection. Thousands of
Chinese were killed for refusing to plait
'heir hair, and even now tin-New Chins
party has as one of its objects tlu* aholi-
tlu'i of the old mio. There are, or were
Until recently, less lhan 12,000 foreign-
eri- permanently resident in china. Of
Ms number 6,000 are British, 1,600
Americans, and 1,200 Japanese.
Most Christian ministers wear black
clothoa The Chinese priests stick to
bright yellow. People on this side the
world signify their sorrow at the death
of ^ relative or friend by putting on
black garments. In China the mourn-
���������8 color is white. In the United
States most people believe that the
living have the first call upon their
Parity and care.    In China more pre-
JTHE PAYSTUEA^AJjDQN^B, P   .im.v 7, 1000.
-.    ' f
relatives, and often a minister anda
doctor are present. In China the dying
are carried out of the house and left
alone in some vacant space to die.
There are three principal religions in
China-Buddhism, Taolism, and Confucianism. The latter is almost without forms and ceremonies, consisting
chiefly in study and contemplation of
the teachings and works of the ancients.
Buddhism and Taolism both have
elaborate and splendid ceremonials.
Taolism is the older, Buddhism having
made its appearance in China about
1,800 years ago. It is now the religion
Ol almost four fifths of the people.. In
the north-east and south-west there are
80,000,000 Mohammedans. The Roman
Catholics have more than 1,000,000 adherents and support 29 bishoprics. The
converts of all the Protestant churches
are estimated to number not more than
50.000. Back in the remote interior of
the kingdom the hill tribes arb still
nature worshippers or heathen.
If the Chinese themselves are to be
believed, the Chinese empire has been
in existence for more than 10,0'X) years.
Other students say that it was founded
2,500 years hefore Christ, and by some
I'ohi, supposed to be the Noah of the
bible, is considered the founder. The
great wall of China, portions of which
are still in evidence, was completed -ill
B. C. Printing is said to have been
known in China as early as 202 B.C. In
1517 A I), the first Europeans arrived
in China. In 1">7"> Jesuit missionaries
were sent to China from Koine. In 1662
a general earthquake shook '.he empire
and more than 800,000 people were
killed at Pekin alone. Tea was first
brought to England in I860. Commercial relations between China and Russia
began in 171!'.
The commencement of the establishment of the so called "spheres of influence" in China was in 1897, when the
Germans seized the Port of Kiau-Chau,
on the east coast of Shantung, and
during the next month secured from
the Chinese a lease for 99 years of thi'
town, harbor and district. Two months
later Russia got possession of Port
Arthur and Talienwan, with their adjacent waters, on a lease for 25 years,
with the privilege of renewal. Witljin
the boundaries of the leased territory,
which are as yet undefined, Russia has
supreme control Port Arthur harbor
and the larger portion of the harbor of
Talienwan are therefore closed to all
except the war vessels of Russia and
China. In June, 189*, Great Britain
took possession of Wei-Hai-Wei, and is
to hold the port as long as Russia holds
Port Arthur Finally, the French, in
April, 1898, secured a lease of Kwang-
Chau-Wan bay, on the east coast of the
TienChau peninsula.
During the year 1898 China imported
from all foreign nations goods valued
at $146,000,000. During the same year
the exports of China amounted to $118,-
000,000. As an evidence of which nation has the greatest interest in China
so far as trade and commerce go it may
be stated that of the total of Chinese
imports Great Britain and its colonies
supply goods to the amount of $111,-
000,000, while of the exports it buys
about $60,000,000,or more than one half.
Most of the English trade with China
is transacted through the British Crown
Colony of Hong Kong, which was ceded
to  Great   Britain   by  China in 1841.
cautions are taken for the preservation
of the body after death than hefore, and
a Chinaman will lie down supperloas on
his mat rather than neglect to light tho
evening joss candle in honor of his
dead relatives. In most countries the
deathbed is surrounded by weeping
During the same year the United States
imported goodB from China to the value
of $18,000,000, and sent back in return
American goods valued at a little more
than $9.()i)o,ooo.
The policeman of Pekin are, or at
least were, armed chiefly with small
drums, which they heat loudly in order,
it is presumed, to let burglars and other
marauder! know that they are coming.
All night long the watchmen heat their
way around the streets, and as a natural
consequence are said to make few
arrests. The pigeons of Pekin have
each a light whistle tied to their tails,
which gives forth a loud sound as they
fly. Sometimes five or aix whistles of
different tones are attached, and the
result is a more or less melodious confusion of sounds. The blind (and in
Pekin blind men and women are numerous) also use drums to announce their
coining, and warn other people to get
out of their way. By the difference in
the sound as it is reflected hack from
walls or pavements it is said that the
blind Chinamen can always locate
themselves exactly, so that they need
no guide. The beggars of Pekin are
another peculiar institution. They are
organized, and have a ruler of their
own, whose orders they are quick to
obey. .Sometimes a group of the beggars
will gather in front of a merchant's
store and make such an infernal racket
that he is glad to bribe them to go away.
Another method of extorting money is
for a beggar to go to a merchant or
householder and announce that unless
he is promptly paid one or two dollars
he will commit suicide on his victim's
doorstep. If the money is refused, he
is likely to carry out his threat, in
which case the authorities may give the
unfortunate merchant much trouble,
and sometimes blackmail him out of a
large amount of property.
At a grand dinner tho Chinese begin
with sweet meats and conclude with
soup. They sometimes sit at a table
for five or six hours, with a midday
interval or recess, during which bowls
are brought in and the members of the
party wash their hands and heads in
hot water. Fricaseed dog is a favorite
dish, a special breed of poodles beiag
raised for eat'ng purposes. Stewed rat
is another delicacy, and the Chinese are
also fond of eggs when they have passed
the point where even the cold storage
man could call them fresh. Sharks'
fins, birds' nests, peacocks' livers, green
ginger, cocks' combs, and fowls' hearts
and brains are dishes which might be
found on the menu of a high-class
Chinese banquet.
Courtship in t'liiirrti.
A young gentleman happened to sit
at church in a pew adjoining one in
which was a young lady, for whom he
conceived a most sudden and violent
passion, felt desirous of entering into a
courtship on the spot, but, the place not
suiting a formal declaration, exigency
suggested the following plan :
Fie politely handed his fair neighbor
a bible, open, with a pin stuck in the
following text (2nd epistle of St. John,
verse 5): "And now I beseech thee,lady,
not as though 1 wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had
from the beginning, that we love one
She returned it with the following
(2nd chapter of Ruth, verse 16): "Then
she fell on her face and bowed herself
to the ground, and said unto him, Why
have it grace in thine eyes that thou
shouldst take notice of me, seeing I am
a Btranger?"
He returned the book, pointing to the
12th verse of tho Hrd epistle of St. John:
"Having many things to write unto
vou I would not with paper and ink,
hut 1 trust to come unto you and speak
face to face."
The marriage took place the next
week. ��
Killing off the wild animals of the
globe for their skins! That is the process that has been going on for many
years in every country where there was
game that the skin-hunter could find
and kill.
It appears from a work recently published in England by Mr. Bryden, an
African traveler, that many of the
species of big game of that continent
have been entirely destroyed by the
skin-hunters. Among the more important species so exterminated are the
white rhinoceros and the quagga.
The business of skin-hunting is
carried on largely throughout the districts of Africa lying near the British
colonial possessions and the Transvaal.
From these districts alone hundreds of
tons of skins of wild animals that are
slaughtered only for their hides are
shipped to England each each to be
made into leather. Men who follow
skin-hunting as a trade in those regions
are described as parasites who do not
come into the country to settle, but
destroy the game that the real settlers
would use for food, in order to get a
few shillings for the hides.
The zebra's skin makes a leather as
tine as calfskin and it is sold as such in
the London market,with those of several
species of antelope and deer.
Elephant and rhinoceros skins are
sent to Sheffield, where they are used
in a raw state to face the wheels for
polishing steel cutlery. It is said that
no other material is so satisfactory for
the purpose and that it will be hard to
find a substitute when these skins cannot be had, through the approaching
extinction of the animals.
Giraffe skins are used for making
saddles, whips and other articles of
general utility in a new country. The
Soudanese make them into shields.
In the East Indies the camel-skin
was formerly used as a covering for
traveling-cases; but this is done no
more. Sharkshins are used for the
grips of sword-hilts, and the skins of
large snakes are imported into all civil
ized countries to cover trinklets, books
and toilet articles. Even the cobra's
skin is used by the Chinese to cover
their fiddles of one string.
Another excellent attraction is billed
to appear in Bosun hall next week. The
Clara Mat lies' company of high-class
performers, who played to crowded
houses last week in Nelson, will give
two perfoimances here. This is said to
be the best company that has visited
Kootenay in recent months, and their
performances are sure to be successful.
Dawson Seehs Incorporation.
As the metropolis of the Klondike is
seeking incorporation, it is of interest to
scan the figures of the  municipal  balance sheet for  the  year ending March
31st, 1900.    The total revenue is $322,-
000, of which nearly $250,000 is raised
by liquor licenses and $73,000 by fines.
These two items appear to be abnormally large even for a western town, when
it is remembered   that   the   population
has   fluctuated   between     15,000 and
5,000 for the   12   months  in   question.
Both the price and  quantity of intoxicating liquors must be extraordinary to
pay so large a tax.    It would   be interesting to know how they raise the substantial revenue  of nearly ,��.15,000 by
fines.    The  expanditure   exceeded  the
revenue   by   $20,000.      The   sick and
poor accounted   for   $112,000,   wagon
roads  nearly   $100,000,   and   the   fire
department   $03,000.    This   last   item
reminds one  of the old  proverb about
"locking   the     stable    door."���B.    C.
Review of London.
Are   on    Hand.    We   have for Them
Wedding Rings
Of The Very Finest Quality.
Brilliant Cut Glass
Sparkling and Bright,
The Most Beautiful, Useful and Durable of
���^^.In Hollow   and   Flat   Ware __->
Cut Glass and Silverware are
The Favorite Wedding  Presents.
Jeweler and Optician.
Do Not Overlook
Jim Howarth of Nelson is visiting in
Sandon with his brother William.
D. J. Robertson imported five cars of
furniture in one shipment this week.
One car of it went to the new bunk
house at the Last Chance and the
remainder went into the furniture ware-
rooms, from where it is being rapidly
The New Clifton
���       -������     ���
John rfuckley.
Importer  and Dealer In
Fine Groceries
Suitable for
Families, Hotes and Mines.
Whitewater   Hotel.
I have taken over and re-opened the
Whitewater Hotel. This house is
nicely furnished and comfortably equipped and will be conducted along first-
class lines. When in Whitewater stop
at the Whitewater Hotel.
William Walmsley,
Wall Paper.
All  K'nds,
Shades, Colors,
Lodging House.
Nice Comfortable Beds.
To Let by the Day. Week
Month or Year. Get One
Before thev are all Taken
We have placed a stock of
Millinery in the Lane resi'
dence on Cody Ave. where
we will carry on business until a more suitable location
can be secured.
Will Receive Our
Careful Attention.
Misses A, ��& M. HcKinnon
H. BYERS & Co.
Mine and
We Carry a WelUSelected Stock of
Shelf Hardware.
$g. Heavy Stock on the $��
Montreal. $���$���
$fc way from
Don't   Order
YOU SEE OUR STOCK. �����$ ���*���$ $���$
Sfc �� IT WILL BE IN % ��
�� *  *   IN A   FEW    DAYS.   $fc
Thomas Milne & Co.
<*__STORE. ^>
In a Small Shack  But   Ready
To do a Large Business. .
watch our  smoke. I Henry Stege.
Hit llie   Iron Trail  For
Neto Denoer
On Saturday
Where, on the Placid   Bosom of
the  Cool,  Salubrious Lake,  or
in the Fragrant Recesses of the
Primeval Forests, You may
Spend the Sabbath in Sweet
Communion with Nature.
You will Find all the Comforts
of a Home at the
Newmarket Hotel.
If you care for Fishing \ ..u can
Secure Boats, Fishing Tackle,.
etc., from the Management.
Guides who will Pilot you to
the Best Fishing Grounds always on Hand. Bait in Flasks,
Bottles or Kegs furnished at
Regulation Rates by the Proprietor.
\V. J. Armstrong & Co.
Have   Moved    into    their    New  Store,   Next   to
Folliott &   McMillan's   Factory and Will
Execute All Orders Promtly
A Fine Line  of ....
Worsteds, Tweeds and Serges
On   Hand,1
Pit Guaranteed.
We Have Just Received
A Large Shipment of
Finest Croccry
We Carry Manu Grades   and   Can  Quote Prices
to Suit Your Circumstances.
Call and See our Stock.


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