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The Paystreak Dec 22, 1900

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Array vt>& p&ystm&ziik.
The Snndon *^��ty voters' list contains
l(; names*.
Christmas comes on the 25th of December tliis year.
linuiiy Dimmink is mixologist on the
fay shift al the Reco now.
There arc a few shares of rink stock
���tl't.    Ciet some before the raise.
1*. j. Barron intends to leave for ih*_-
Okanagan country in ahout ten days.
Presbyterian church services will he
Ik'U on Sunday as usual in Crawford's
The owners of tin- Cliff Extension
mineral claim are applying for a Crown
There will be nsi Christmas concert
in connection with the public school
this year.
There mav be others, but William-
������on's confectioner} store window is a
The management at
:v.:- to tap the ledge
tunnel in a tew days.
The Kaslo <������*. Slocan i-> offering a
single tare holiday rate for the round
���rip, commencing today.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Phyfers left on
l\a-Ja\ tor Toronto to spend the winter in the city of churches.
The sun-shine of California, preserved
in the form of cut flowers, is being dis-
ributed from Williamson's.
Ward Macdonald lias suspended
-perations on his Ten Mile property and
is again a resident of Sandon.
Invitations for the Halcyon Sanitarium ball are out. The ball takes
place on Thursday, the 3rd of January.
The Sandon Rink Company \\ ill give
the   Union  hall  sin
Everyone is invited.
he Vulture ex-
in   their lower
t fjrand   ball   in
*. hristmas night.
The Minnesota Silver Company commenced shipping this week. I he ore
is going to
the   Hall   Mines smelter at
Sherrv Birchall's artist ie genius has
produced an unique window decoration
in Hunter-Kendrick's. The work is
kite below the deadline is to be enlivened by a rag time ball with a grand
prize cake walk al the Brewery hotel
Christmas Eve.
F. \V. Peters, general freight agent
of the C. P. R., has been moved to
Vancouver, to take a place in the same
department there.
F. VV. Fraser, representing tlie John
McKee cigar firm of London, Ont.,
-pent a few davs in town tliis week.
Ik- reports business good all along the
The Khlghts of Pythias will hold
their annual ball in the Miners' I mon
hall on Januarv 2ist. Preparations
now under way point to a brilliant
Nearly all the hotels and restaurants
We preparing elaborate Christ mas
dinners, and in this particular at least
Yule Tide will he well celebratec
It is Mr. ChfTe's originality that gives
mguid appearance. The
gentleman is struck by so manv original
ideas that h.s mind must be one mass
ot scars and bruises.
W. J. Harvey of Toronto, Professor
ol Optics, is with Geo. B. Knowles for
two weeks. He makes a specialty of
testing detective optics and supplying
statable lenses to help out the vision.
There are no new mayorality candidates this week and the civic probabilities are unaltered. Considerable interest is being taken, however, and it is
safe to say that no office will go uncontested.
H. L, Brown, who has been a resident of Sandon for two years, left on
Monday for his home in Roxbury,
Mass., where he will spend the winter.
He will probably put in next summer
at Sidney, Cape Breton.
Thomas Brown hopes 10 have his
store opened this evening. His supply
of Christmas good wishes is large and
he will he pleased to extend the compliments of the season to all his old friends
who call at the new stand.
R. \V. Gordon, who has been bookkeeping for the Ruth Mines, left on
Tuesday for California and Arizona.
He will spend a few months in the
southern country and intends going
from thence to Scotland on an extended
The Kaslo Comiqueis to he re-opened
sm Monday evening, and the swift
young men of that wicked community
will soon have an opportunity to stay
out all night and indulge in imitation
vice with the laughing soubrettes ofthe
last century.
Rapid construction sin the rink during ihe last few davs makes it look as
if the building would be ready before
the dim ite permitted the formation of
ice. We can imagine nothing more
exasperating than a large rink with a
soft climate.
A landslide on the C. P. R. below
the Alamo concentrator stopped traffic-
on Thursday, and Sandon spent two
davs without mail. The freight train
was this side of the slide, but for some
railroad reason unknown to the public-
did not fetch the mail up.
The Sunset, in Jackson Basin, joined
the shipping list this week. The prop-
ertv is just over the divide from the
Trade Dollar, and carries ihe same
vein. The showing at present is very
encouraging. Ten men are employed.
I Geo. W. Hughes owns the property.
office is   doing
The silver-lead producers of the
Slocan are facing a serious state of
affairs with regard to the market for
their ore. The American smelters
have refused to renew their contracts,
and many properties are already shipping to Trail and Nelson, but it is not
probable that these companies can
handle the whole output. The American smeltermen contend that they have
more lead ore than they can handle,
but mine owners believe that their refusal lo renew contracts will be followed
by an advance in smelting rates.
Should the American smelters continue
to refuse to purchase Slocan ore the
outcome may be very serious for this
Where Dr. Gomm Stands.
e Sandon post   Offlce is   uoing   a
these  davs.     The mail
' the C. P. R.
large business
all arrives together
nnd its distribution usually keeps the
employees on shift until some lime near
midnight. There were over fifty regis-
tered " packages in Friday s consignment.
The Sandon Brass Band Ball take-
place in the Union
Eve. The proce
lu- devoted to helping out the treasury
ol*the band, which is at present in a
rHther delapitated state, notwithstanding that the boys produce the best
l-nusicthat ever resounded thru the
snow-clad hills of Kootenay.
hall on New Year's
eeds sif the affair   will
.At the city council meeting on Monday evening a communication was read
from Wm. Davidson asking the council
to exempt from taxation the Miners'
Hospital. On motion of Aid. Buckley,
seconded by Aid. Hunter, the hospital,
Methodist and Catholic churches and
the school were exempted from taxation.
A letter from E. A. Brown, city architect, stated that Folliott & McMillan,
the contractors had enclosed the city
hall. A payment of $1000 was
On motion of Aid. Buckley, seconded
by Aid. Hunter, the Trader's License
bylaw was altered so that hawkers and
peddlers will henceforth have to pay
$250 for six months, instead of $50 as
heretofore. This is in line with Nelson
and other towns iu the same matter.
Editor Paystreak
Sir :
1 wish to set myself right with the
public in regard to the article which
appeared in your edition of December
15th, headed : "The Municipal Slate."
On being questioned by several individuals as to my willingness to place
myself before the public as an aspirant
for the office of councilman, 1 expressed
myself as fully satisfied to devote my
time and energies to the city's interests
in case its citizens might consider me
competent to represent them. I did
not, however, agree to pledge myself to
any action which might in any way-
tend to cast odium on the present administration or on any person either
directly or indirectly connected therewith.
I wish it expressly understood lhat
any connection which my ramie may
have with the article mentioned is
totally unsanctioned bv me, and" that 1
am ready to give my service^ ;,to the
city of Sandon, not as a representative
of any element antagonistic to the
present administration, but simply as
an independent'wellj\visher, of the city
and the people thereof.
Wm. E. Gomm, M. D.
Fatality at the Idaho.
Ole Oleson.an employee ofthe Idaho
mine, was killed sin Thurrday afternoon
bv a snowslide. Oleson was getting
out timber a short distance from the
mine when a dry slide caught him and
the horse he was driving and killed
them both. The body was recovered
shortly afterward, but will not be brot
down the hill until the weather settles
a little as it is extremely dangerous
travelling in the Idaho basin during
such soft weather.
Oleson had been an employee of the
Idaho mine since last October. A sister
of his resides in Greenwood and another
in Preston, Wash., both sif whom have
been notified
Payment Made on The Utica.
George W Hughes returned from
Kaslo vesterday, where he made a payment of $25,000 on the Utica group.
A payment of $55,000 was due on January 5th. On this the $25,000 payment
was made and the balance extended
until September 5th. Ten tons of supplies have been ordered in Kaslo, to be
packed up Twelve Mile. The property
will he reopened in a few days with a
small force.
For the Week Finding Dec. 14th.
From Three Forks.
Idaho  55 Tons.
Oueen Bess   22
From Whitewater.
Whitewater 143
From Sandon Over the C. P. R.
Payne 310
Sovereign    15
F'br the Week Ending Dec. 21 St.,
From Wthite\vater.
Sunset (Jackson Basin).. 20 !_
Whitewater 176
From Sandon Over the K. & S.
Last Chance  97
American Boy   19
Reco   17
From Sandon Over the C. P. R:
Payne 184   .
Ivanhoe  42
Slocan Star  60
Big Strike at the Ruth.
The No. 5 crosscut at the Ruth broke
into the ledge on Thursday and yesterday morning a large body of ore was
opened up, which last nigha; was showing across the full face ofthe tunnel.
This promises to.be,,onc, of the most
important discoveries ever made in the
The Ruth is the closest mine to Sandon and is at present employing 55
F. L. Christie,
L. L.  B.,
Sandon   Bottling
Manufacturers of
Carbonated Drinks
of all kinds.
CODY aWENUE       -       S.ANDON.
Chamber of Mines
Wants thorougly reliable
in every camp in the districts
of East and West Kootenay
and Yale to whom reasoanble
compensation will be paid for
their services. Correspondents
will be expected to furnish the
Chamber of Mines with all
development going on at the
mines, the installation of machinery, shipments of ore and
value, and generally such news
as will attract the attention of
capitalists and cause them to
investigate and invest. .Applications to be. addressed to
Southern    British   Columbia,
(Kootenays and Yale), Rossland, B. C.
P. O. Box 578.
Certiflcate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of
West Kootenay District. "V, here located :
On Miller Creek, about two miles from
TAKE NOTICE that I. M. L. Grimmett.
acting as aarent for E. L. Warner Free Miner'
Certificate No. B8U,10G, intend sixty days Irom
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
claim. ��
And further take notice that action, under
section S7, must be commenced before the
issuance of suce Certificate of Improvemts.
Dated this 14th day of December. l!)(io.
M. L Grimmett
To The Business Men and
Residents of Sandon.
THE Methodist congregation of the town
is making an effort to build a house of
worship that will cost about *1,70() when completed A parsonage has already heen purchased at a cost of S%0 and the lot upon
which'iour church will be erected cost f600.
Upon these properties there is some indebtedness, but we wish to open our church without
any encumbrance upon it whatever. Knowing that the tire must have seriously attected
the resources of many pnrsons we have de
cided not to make an individual appeal. We
do not wish to tax your well-known liberality
but we at the same time beg leave to urge
that our enterprise receive your attention ami
whatever support you feel inclined to give
Any contributions will be thankfully received
by members of our Trustee Hoard aud acknowledged in our reports issued quarterly.
Chairman of Board.
Secretary of Board
Certiflcate    of    Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On
Noble Five Mountain, in the Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
TAKE NOTICE that I, A. B. Docksteader,
1 Free Miners' Certificate No. B31HKW, as
agent for James Wilson. Free Miners. Certificate No. RH6143, Lewis S.. Thorns, Free Miners'
Certificate No. B447.5, Caleb A. Freeman. Free
Minors' Certificate No. BsUll. William D.
Mackay, Free Miner's Certiiicate No. B.7ontt.
intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grunt of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be _ Commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this tenth day of November, AD.. I!*-*)
Certificate    of    Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay district. Where located: About
V miles from Sandon, B. C., in a North-
Westerly direction, adjoining the Elk-
���"TAKE NOTICE tlmt I.E. M. Sandilands
**��� Free Miner's Certificate No. i*3:h��.'
Issued at Sandon Mav 80th, 1900, acting as
agent for H. A. Barton, Free Miners' Certificate No 844tW, intend, sixty days from date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action, under
section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Twenty-Sixth day of November 100C
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining division of West
Kootenay District. Where located: On
west side of Standard gulch, near Four
Mile Creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, M. R. W. Rathborne
Free Miners License No. B31KJ87, as agent lor
myself and as agent for H. B. Alexander, Free
Miner's License No. B3.K 92, intend, sixty days
from date hereoi, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,under
section  37  must  be  commenced  before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated this 17th day of December, A. D., WOO.
M. R. W.Ra.thiiok>k.
To Delinquent Co-Owners.
TO PETER SWANSON, or to anv person 01
persons to whom he may have transferred hi.
interest in the King Oscar mineral claim, at
Bear Lake, and recorded in the Recorder's
office for the Slocan Mining Division
You are hereby notified that I have expended One Hundred Dollars in labor and improve-
ments upon the above mentioned mineral
claim, in order to hold said mineral claim
under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and
if within ninety days from the date of this
notice you fail or refuse to contribute vour
proportion of such expenditure, together with
all costs of advertising, your interest in said
claim will become the property of the subscriber und'.r Section 4 of an Act entitled
"An Act to Amend the Mineral Act 1900."
Dated this 24th day of November, VMX).
The Liquor License Act, 1900,
of B. C.
The following application for special license
has been made and will be considered by the
Board of License Commissioners for the Slocan License district, at Sandon Court House
on Friday the Fourth day of January, 1001, at
8 o'clock p. m.
Annie Winter, Winter Hotel, Cody, Hotel
License. .
John T. Black,
Chief License Inspector.
Sandon, B.C., Dec. 18th, 1000.
The Nakusp and Slocan Railway Company
will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its
next Session for a Act extending the time
within which it may construct its Railways,
and appointing Montreal as tlie place for its
head office with power to the Directors from
time to time to change it by By-law, and for
other purposes.
DAVlli McNicoi.i, and Thomas Tait of
Montreal ami Harry Abbot and Geo. MoL.
Brown, of Vancouver, in the Province of
British Columbia, Esquires, will apply to the
Parliament of Canada at its next Session for
an act incorporating a Company under the
RAILWAY COMPANY, with power to con-
struct or acquire and to operate a railway
from a point at or near Arrowhead, on Arrow
Lake, Kootenay district, British Columbia,
thence by the most direct and feasible route
via Tiout Lake or Duncan River to some
point at the north end of Kootenay Lake in
said district and branch lines, with power to
own and operate telephone and telegraph
lines, ropeways and tramways, warehouses,
steam and other vessels, ferries, mines, smelters, timber lands, wharves, roads, docks, saw
mills, water light*, dams, Humes, water
power, to generate aud transmit and deal in
electricity and electric power, together with
powers assiich to maintaining and operating
or disposing of its railway and works,and such
other powers and privileges as are usually
given to Railway Companies incorporated by
the Parliament of Canada, and for other purposes.
Solicitor for Applicants.
Nothk is HKHKiiV QIVBH that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly of
the Province of British Columbia at its next
Session for an Act to incorporate a Company
with power to run, construct, excavate and
maintain a tunnel through and under the
land lying between the town of Sil vert n and
the town of Sandon in the District of Kootenay, in the Province of British Columbia,
from a point on the .North side of Four Milt-
Creek at or near where said Creek enters
Slocan Lake ami within two miles of the said
town of Silverton to a point at or near the
town of Sandon, and within one mile thereof;
and for the purpose of the undertaking to r*>n
exploring ami branch tunnels trom the main
tunnel; also to sink or raise, mining, working
or air sliafts along the line or course from the
tunnel or branches: to explore for minerals
by the use of drills, shafts or excavations ; to
construct, maintain and operate by electricity or otherwise tramways and roadways for
the purpose of carrying ores, waste, mine products and Ireight or as may be otherwise
required; to engage iu all kinds of mining
operations and to erect and maintain crushing, electrical, hydraulic, sampling, concentrating, smelting and reliuing works or other
plant ami to deal in the products of tlie same :
to supply, sell and dispose ol compressed air.
light, power and water and to erect and place
any piped, electric line, cable or electrical
apparatus above or below ground,along.over
anil across streets, bridges and lauds ; the
right, subject *!o existing wafer records, to
acquire and take Irom Four Mile Creek aforesaid so much of water of said Creek lis mav be
necessary tor all or any of the purposes ot the
Company.aint the right to use and utilize for
sail purposes all water coining from the said
tunnel or branches, aud to erect, construct
and maintain any dam, race-way. Hume 01
other contrivance or plan for inverting nnd
utilizing said water and to construct and
maintain all works necessary to obtain nnd
make water powe? i>vailabh ; to take and hold
shares in -my other Company; to enter into
any agreements and to make contracts with
persons or Companies owning any interests in
mining lands or otherwise and to charge tolls,
and receive compensation for the Use Of the
tunnels or works ofthe Company, for drainage or other benefits derived trom the tunnel
or branches ; to purchase, lease or otherwise
acquire and hold patents, machinery, lauds.
premises, buildings and all real and personal
property; to build, own and maintain
wharves, docks and tramways in connection
with the undertakings of tlie company, and
to build, equip, maintain and operate telegraph and telephone lines in connection with
the said tunnel and branches; and with
pdwer to expropriate lands for the purposes ���>!
the Company; and with all other necessary
or incidental rights, powers and privileges ft's
may be necessary. Incidental or conducive to
the attainment of the above objects or anv of
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, this 8th day of
December. A. D., 1800.
Davis, Marshall & Macnkii,l,
Solicitors for the Applicants
I have lea .ed my transfer business to John
Tyo, who will conduct it in the future [
want to thank my many customers for their
patronage in the past and hope that they will
extend the same favorable consideration to
Mr. Tyo.
All coal orders left with Robt. Cunning will
receive prompt attention. Orders must be
accompanied by cash.
E. A. Camkhon.
The Columbia and Kootenay Railway and
Navigation Company will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its next Session for an Act
extending the time within which it may
construct its railways and works, also authorizing the Company to own ami operate
steam and other vessels for the carriage of
freight ami passengers on any route connected
with any of its railways and appinting Montreal as the place f���r its head office with power
to the Directors from time to time to change
it By-law and for other purposes.
Gale's Ba%
Is the best Tonsorial   Establishment in the Slocan.
Balmoral Building Main St,
Our Present Visit will positively terminate on December
New Backgrounds, exterior
and interior Scenes.
Studio Opposite   C. P. R. Depot
Sandon Cartage Co.
Express-, Baggage,
and Cartage.
Delivery to all  Parts of the City.
Established MM.
Sannon, B. C.
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mining
Mining Stocks bought and sold. General Agent lor Slocan Properties.
Promising  Prospect* ror Sale.
Sandon Minors'
Subscribers) $i per month ; Private
patients, $2 per day, exclusive ol
Expense of Physician or Surgeon
and Drugs.
Open To Thk Public.
DR; W. E GrOMU,   Attendant Phy.ictan
MISS S. L. ClllSHHl.M. Matron.
���j. i>. Mclaughlin, president.
W. L.  HAGLER, Secretary.
.1   V. Mauiin, K. J. M< I.kan, AHOC8 I
McDonald,  Mikx  Brady,   Directors
Meets in Crawford'�� Hall every Wednev
day Evening. Visiting Brethern cordially
Invited io attend.
.i. d. Mclaughlin, p.o   ��� ,
I. 0. 0. F.
Meetings in Crawford's Hail every Friday
Evening at Tt80,   Visiting Brethern ooidnw
Invited to attend.
Secretary. Noble Grand. ::The Miners' Cafe::
Christmas   Dinner,
From 12 m. to 8 p. m.
Price         50 Cents.
Mullagatawney Consomme Royal
Stuffed  Ffllit of Sole Mitre  l>" Hotel
Potatoe Duchess.
Chicken Salad En Mayonais
Queen Olives Celery
Sugar Cured Ham, Champagne Sauce
Olympia Oyster Patties a ia Poulei
Kricondeu of Veal,   Mushroom Sauce
Spring Chicken a la Maryland
Orange Fritters, Fruit Same
Prime Ribs of Beefau in-*
Young turkey, Chestnut Dressing
Cranberry Sauce
Suckling  Fik. Baked Apples
Baked Sweet Polotoes
Mashed Potatoes, Fried Parsnips Batter
Garden IV.is in Cream.
English   Plum   Pudding,   Brandy  and
Hard Sauce
Lemon  Merangue and Hot Mince Pie
Swiss, and American Cheese
Mixed Nuts
Wines and Liquors to Order.
F. O. M. C. I.
Cleaned Currants,
Seeded Raisins,
Valencia Raisins,
Assorted Peels.
Everything for the Christmas Pudding
and Mince Pies.
Oranges    Lemons    Cranberries.
Winter Apples, 50 lb. Boxes, 91.50.
**������> ���/.���I^_v7_--?v_v7_-?
See the Dinner Set we are giving* away.
Coupon with every $5.00 purchase.
1bunter*1kendrick Co.. Zto.
Jn 0nv Mew Stove
Professor of   Ophthalmalory,    Doctor
of Optics and Scientific Optician,
about  those headaches,  pains in
the eyes, eves crot-sed or diverged,
double or indistinct vision, loss ol
muscular powers, errors ol refraction or the fitting of spectacles lhal
are'absolutely correct.   AtGeo. !*������
Knowles until Saturday, Dec. 29.
Office  Hours:    10  to   12 am! 2 to 5.
\. P. &  A. M-
Ili-atalarCominuiiiriition held fltt] Thurs
<tay in each month In Masonic* Hall��< * -M
Sojourning bTethern are cordially invneato
\    attend,
THOMAS BROWN, Secretary.
Zand Office 3Biwine$$.
I ,eave you order for a Winter Suit
Before they are all gone
J. R CAMERON. Reco Avenue.
lls wines liquors and cigars
arc unexcelled this far north.
Don't forget the number.
Richard   Orando.
The Denver.
Cody Ave. Sandon
Comfortable Rooms
Good Dining Room Service
Reasonable Rates
A Quiet, Orderly, Homelike Hotel
M. L. Grimmett,
L. L. B.,
Lodging House.
Nice Comfortable Beds-!
To Let by the Day, Week
Month or Year. Get One
Before they are all Taken
2T#e papstreak.
Published Every Saturday in the heaijt of the Richest White Motul Camp on Earth.
Subscription    -    -   -    -    $2.00 a year.
Strictly in advance,
allied industries on a free trade basis by throwing the duty
off machinery and no country in the world can carry on the
business cheaper than the Koo.enay.
William MacAdams,
Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON, B. C.,   DECEMBER 22,  1900.
If the Kaslo & Slocan Railway directors and the
Canada Postal authorities were engaged in a eonspiricy to
give Sandon the worst of it, it is doubtful if they could
improve materially on their present arrangements. Since
the fast (?) service has gone into effect on the Great Northern's B. C. branches, Sandon people receive their mail only
semi-occasionally, and the occasions are usually a day late.
Instead of making closer connections, as was expected, this
fast service permits Sandonites to receive their mail from
the south about five hours later than by the old service.
As we have no detective agency in connection with this
journal we are not in a position to state definitely over what
route mail is sent to Sandon, but it is generally suspected
that the postal authorities have not awakened to the fact
that the Spokane Falls & Northern is now a jerk line, and
are still dispatching Her Majesty's business over that road
by slow freight. Some time during the latttr half of the
next century an absent-minded inspector may be accidentally thrust up against the truth that there is a closer connection with Kootenay points via the Nelson & Bedlington.
In its service for Sandon, the K. & S. is also doing
well. Passengers for the south leave here at 1:15 p.m.
and arrive in Kaslo at 3:45. The boat for the South leaves
there at 8 a. m., so that the passenger for Spokane has the
delightful privilege of wasting half a day and a night in
getting twenty-nine miles from his starting point. This is
about fifty per cent slower than Dad Allen's pack train.
If the K. & S. management would arrange for direct
connections it would be possible to reach Spokane from
Sandon in twelve or thirteen hours. This arrangement
might not be quite as lucrutive to the city of Kaslo as the
present one, but it would be much handier for Sandon.
Outside ofthe sacred privilege of paying ground rent
on the land grant, the people of Sandon are not a factor in
the affairs of the K. & S. The consequent probabilities are that the directors will continue to manipulate the
road in the manner that best suits them and the folks of
Kaslo, the interests of Sandon to the contrary notwithstanding.
The Nelson Tribune is shy on logic when it will
produce such stuff as this to support its smelter protection
scheme :
The Sandon Paystreak admits that there is a smelter trust in
the United States, and that no competition in the purchase of
Slocan ore need be looked for from that quarter, but it contends
that the smelters in Canada are also in a trust. If this is true, is
it not better for Canadians to be cinched by Canadians than
robbed by Americans ?
The spectacle of twenty-seven-dollar-a-week-sub-editor
Renwick resorting to trust logic is pretty good evidence
that the Nelson Tribune's lead tariff argument is faulty and
based largely on a mistaken idea that a duty on lead will
forward the interests of Nelson, regardless of the interests
of the lead producers of the Slocan or the lead consumers
of Eastern Canada. Just at present, however, the Slocan
is carrying all the lean-toos it can stand for, and unless
Nelson can secure the business on a legitimate basis it
should drop out of the  competition.    Put smelting and its
We find this in the editorial columns ofthe Vancouver
News-Advertiser :  .
The following eloquent words ofthe late James Russell Lowell
mav be commended to the attention of men who, like tlie editor
of the Sandon Paystreak, lose no opportunity of sneering at
Christianity, whilst taking fullest advantage of a civilization thai
is essentially based thereon. Said Mr. Lowell, the scholar-statesman, speaking words of absolute truth and soberness :
"The worst kind of religion is no religion at all, and these
men, living in ease and luxury, indulging themselves in the
amusement of going without religion, may be thankful that they
live in lands where the gospel they neglect has tamed the beastliness and ferocity ofthe men who, but for Christianity, might long
ago have eaten their carcases like the South Sea Islanders, incut off their heads and tanned their hides, like the monsters of
the French revolution. When the microscope of scepticism,
which has hunted the heavens and sounded the seas to disprove
the existence of a Creator, has turned its attention to human
society, and has found a place on this planet ten miles square
where a decent man can live in comfort and security, supporting
and educating his children unspoiled and unpollouted ; a place
where age is reverenced, infancy protected, manhood respected,
womanhood honored and human life held in due regard- when
sceptics can find such a spot *en miles square on this globe, where
ihe gospel of Christ has not gone and cleared the way and laid
the foundation and made decency and security possible, it will
then be in order for the sceptical literati to move thither and air
their views. But so long as these men are dependent upon the
religion they discard for every privilege they enjoy, they may well
hesitate a little before they seek to rob the Christian sif his.
hope and humanity of its faith in that Savior who alone has
given to man that hope of life eternal which makes life tolerable
and society possible, and robs death sif its terrors and the grave
sif its gloom.
These are beautiful words. But with all due deference
to the memory of the poetic but deceased defender of Christianity, we believe he argues from a wrong premises. The
cannibalism ofthe South Sea Islanders is a religious rite,
and mav be taken as characteristic of religion in its earlier
stages. The French Revolution was a rebellion against
church tyranny. Religions advance as people progress,
and in defending Christianity Mr. Lowell should defend the
whole thing from cannibalism up. It is no defence of religion to point out that one religion is worse than  another.
As to that spot ten miles square, a reference to the
daily papers would hardly suggest Pekin, where a clash of
religions has caused a sea of blood. While religious intolerance flourishes and while bayonets gleam in the name of
God, the faith of Christianity in a mythical Jesus and the
inborn hope of humanity for a world to come will not atone
for the empires devastated, the myriads of lives sacrificed
and the countless obstacles to the uplifting of mankind for
which religions and religious prejudices are responsible.
An over-zealous faith in the divinity of Christ caused
the wars of the Crusades and the same faith is calling for a
million rifles in China today. While churches ruled Europe
made no progress and Spain, Italy and Greece are modern
examples of lands where zealots hold sway.
Religions have merit with their demerits, and Christianity is no exception, but the fact that each sect is anxious
to proselyte all other sects points to the moral that religions
as a whole are detrimental to the welfare ofthe people who
embrace them. It is a partial recognition of this that leads
the Christian to force on the Mohammoden or the Brahman or the Taoist or the Buddhist a religion which is essentially similar to his own, and impells the heathen in his
blindness to strive for the conversion ofthe Christian from a
religion the salient features of which are plagarized from
religions less advanced or are the outgrowth of paganism.
>IWWll��tt_B<a*tr*-i-M THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C,   DECEMBER, aa
Here is a Real Present.
Every Cash. Customer at
M.H ZLt^evtck Co'* Stove
I Intil Christmas Eve. will receive
a dollar Christmas Present with
every $5.00 purchase, You have
your choice of our large stock of
Christmas (Boods
Bohemian Glassware, Genuine Wedgetoood,
Handsome Chrusoleum Pictures,
Japanese Goods, Chinese Goods.
Wp 1 lave Extended this Offer Until Christmas Eve.
B. Vt. Mtf)erton Co., Zimited. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, DECEMBER, 2:
T. J* Barron on the School Question.
Editor Paystreak,
Sir :
In view of the fact that I expect
shortly to leave Sandon and my work
as principal of the public school, there
are a few things I should like to say in
regard to the school if you can spare
ine space in your columns. I wish to
do so in my own defense as well as in
the interests of the pupils.
A number of complaints have been
made against me by different individuals, and some one-sided reports circulated, and it is only fair to myself and
my friends that 1 should be allowed to
say a word. I regret that 1 have failed
to commend myself to the good judgment of some of the parents, for I desire
to have the good opinion of everyone as
far as possible. That I have made
mistakes 1 am ready to acknowledge ;
but, at the same time, I think 1 can
honestly say that 1 have always had
and still have at heart the welfare of
all my pupils here, and that I have
tried my best in every way to promote
their interests. It has been my aim
from the first to make the Sandon
school one of the best in the province,
and I think everyone will bear me out
when 1 say that there have been many
difficulties in the way from the first for
both teachers and pupils to face. I
think I have had a full share sif difficulties in shape of loss by slides, by
fire and by closing sif the school, as
well as difficulties from other sources,
though I feel thankful for the preservation of life and limb and health.
Some parents complain that their
children have not made good progress
under my teaching. Now, I wish tu
s iv that, in the first place, this may
not be true ; and, in the next place,
even if it is true, yet the fault may not
rest entirely with the teacher. But,
whatever the facts may be, 1 would say
that a number of my former pupils have
been very successful in the public and
high schools in other parts of this province and in the North West. 1 may
say, in passing, that no one would be
more pleased than I to have my Sandon
pupils just as successful.
With regard to the high school
entrance examination held last summer,
I wish to say that it was a difficult one.
This will be evident when I state that
out of 374 candidates throughout the
whole province only 113 (less than one-
third) succeeded. Of 60 candidates in
schools outside the cities, only five
passed. Our central examination,
which was to have been held here had
not the school been burned, was held
at Three Forks. In order to pass,
pupils required to take a total of 60 per
cent of the marks for all subjects. One
candidate took 63 per cent. One of my
pupils took 59 per cent and another 48
per cent. Novy, when one considers
lhat we lost all our books, maps and
apparatus in the fire, and nearly a
month of our time, I think that my
pupils made a very good showing indeed, and I do not   feel at   all discour
aged at   the   complaints   againsi   my
ability as a teacher.
Then others have claimed that I have
used undue  severity  in   discipline.    I
wish to say   that   1   can   only recall a
single instance in which I have left myself open to this charge, and I   believe
that anyone who  will   take the trouble
to investigate the case   will conclude 1
did nearly the best thing.    At the same
time, I   regret   that   it   has ever been
necessary to resort to extreme measures
but I think there are few sensible people
who will suppose for a  moment   that a
public school can be carried on without
proper discipline.     I    have   no   doubt,
too, that   there   must   be   discipline in
families as well   as   in  school if things
are to be as they  should.     I   will go a
step farther and   say that   parents who
encourage their children   to  disregard
the teachers' authority and   to act disrespectfully towards them   are guilty of
doing their   children a   great   wrong.
Those who really desire   the "best interests of their children will rather uphold
the   teacher   and   seek   to  co-operate
with him or with her.    To have a good
and efficient school it is   necessary that
parents, teachers, trustees and children
co-operate instead of being at   loggerheads with each other.
I wish to say here that if, in any instance, it can be shown lhat I have
acted unjustly towards any pupil or
have given un-necessary offence to any
parent, I am ready to offer an apology
to that pupil or that parent. But if
this cannot be proved, 1 do not feel
called on to apologise to anyone.
There is one more item 1 wish to
speak of, viz : 1 have been told that 1
have injured myself in Sandon b\- taking part in matters relating lo public
morals and good laws. I am sorry if
I have antagonized anyone, but I believe it to be the duty and privilege of
everyone to uphold his country's laws
and the moral and social interests of the
community in which he lives. I believe it to be our duty and privilege as
British citizens and Christian people to
honor the religion and the laws which
have done so much [to make this Canada of ours the free and splendid country which she is. And it is hard for
me to believe that in trying to act as I
believe a good citizen should act I have
injured myself in the opinion of the
good people of Sandon. .
Hoping my remarks may commend
themselves to the good judgment of
all who are in any way interested in
the school,
I remain yours truly,
T. J. Barron.
Sandon, Dec. 18th,  1900
Sandon Chop House.
G. H. MURHARD, Proprietor.
All the  Delicacies  of the  Season Screed.
Everything New, Neat, Clean and Tasty.
The Place to get the Best Meal in Sandon.
A full assortment of fancy novelties for Xmas Trees and Parties
The most complete line of confectionery ever seen in Sandon
Am prepared to give special rates for parties, family or otherwise
on any line in mv stock.
Cigar Department.
From an assortment of forty thousand cigars and six hundred
dollars worth of fanev pipes, vou will be able to purchase a!
REASONABLE PRICES anything in this line.
You Cannot Tire Us Out
In serving you.    Time is not   wasted   when   we please   you.     It
vou have looked elsewhere we are sure of either your compliment
oi* vour custom at
We Have Received
M Zavge Stock
Rubbers, Gorman Socks. Mack-
naw Coats and Pants, which we arc
selling at Lowest Possible Prices
-fc���GIVE US A CALL.^-^
macdonald & THoss,
Red Cross -
Drug Store
Giving Away Three Phizes.
With each cash purchase of ONE DOLLAR   we will rive
one chance on thes prizes.
1st PiuzE-Ladies Solid Silver and Ebony
Toilet Case.
2nd Prize���Large Brier and Amber Pine;
Value ,58.00.
3RD PiiizE-Pair of Statuary. Very Fine.
little'Xv'1RKv!rur ��0tlc dirT ' a,n  ttble t0 *"** �� ��*" P^ent for yen
IS do; ��� ?   iT fi5t*,S8. ��0nsJ*tin.rofToilel Cases,'Vases, Picture
; V'r:ind,Ha:idk^hi^ fr**, Work Boxes, Ink Wells, Perfumes
rgest rssortmelu\���    S   1e l��y  *****�����!*-   �����*�� door,   you  will find  the
largest rssortment ever brought to Sandon and the lowest prices.
Fred J. Donaldson,   Druggist and Chemist.
��� v vvjrr'**-*??**-*-'.
Bj   MB m ..\j The New Clifton
This house has recently been
lompleted'and Fitted up. It
Is one of the Nicest Hotels in
;Ik- Kootenav. If you have
an hour or a day to spend in
town do not  fail \o call upon
John Buckley.
Saddle   Horses
Boots and Shoes.
If you are needing* anything in our line
call and see us in our new store just below
the Bank. We are prepared to do all kinds
of repairing and make boots and shoes to
order. We carry in stock the finest lines of
Canadian and American makes.
&li Uaplov.
Red Hot Coal
The Frosty  Breezes   of Winter
Have no terrors for consumers of
Gait Coal.
Delivered at your door for $7.50
a ton. Terms cash. Order
Early and avoid the Rush.
We have a string of good
Saddle Horses lor hire at
regulation rates.
gg Reliable Stock.
Hero Avenue.
folliott SLZRcmillan
Contractors and Builders.
E. A. Cameron.
i To the Miners |
rinnnnr 2
Of Sandon and Vicinity.
Hough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Joint Finishing Lumber
Moulding, Etc.
Sash and Door on  Hand to Order.
Factory on Main Street
gfle palace.
1 have now in stock for the
winter the finest fabrics made for
suitings and overcoatings.
As in the past. I am determined to lead in Material, Trimmings
and Workmanship, and when
vou buy vou may as well have
the hes't   as it COStS vou no more.
I am the first Merchant railor
in the Slocan and permancy
should indicate to all that I must
be doing a legitimate business,
ever anxious to please my customers and to give the best possible
value for their money.
Recently 1 have added a select
stock of Gents' Furnishings and
Miners' Supplies. Workingmen
will appreciate the fact that they
can save money by buying from
roe as shown by the following
prices . B   r
The   Murphv    Grant   &   ���-- ���
heavy   California   Overall    With
pattened continuous fly and reinforced by separate piece m crutcl.
copper 'riveted, watch and hip
pockets, heaviest grade material,
$..ooper pair. Murphy Grant
Blouse Si.oo. McDonalds Canadian Overall, -75c, The bes
grade California Mission Flannel
in Brown, Blue and Scarlet underwear, $4.00 per suit. Neece
lined heavy underwear. $2.00 pei
suit. Heavy shield front California overshirt $3.00 each.
A. Daoid...
The Miners' Tailor.
Has commenced operations. The pantry is loaded to
the upper stopes with all manner of choice viands and a
full staff of culinery experts are on hand to supply your
wants.    Call in and sample our products.
Robinson & Allingham.
The Most Complete  Health  Resort on
the Continent of North America.
Situated    'midst    Scenery   Unrivalled    for
Halcyon Hot Springs
(Ota Sanitarium. $*�����'
Excursion *--^M***���'���''>������������ "������ *l******'��a*_u_ Nurse
Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake, B. G.
Terms, jl.") toils per week, according
to residence in Hotel or Villas.
Its Baths cure all Nervous and Muscular Diseases.    Its waters heal all
Liver, Kidney and Stomach
Ailments and Metallic   Poisoning.
Telegraphic   Communication  with  all
parts ofthe World.
Two Mails arrive and depart Every Day
The price of Railway Ticket for Round Trip
between Sandon and' Good for thirty days
and obtainable all year round is 18.85.
We   carry a large
stock of imported high
antee a perfect fit and
neat finish-^
See Our Stock
week or month "*
I have placed a large
stock  of men's  and
In my new store and solicit
the patronage of the Sandon
public. Absolute satisfaction
Louis Hupperten
Main St.   -- ���- Sandon, B. C
A. R. Heyland.
Engineer   and Provincial
Land Surveyor.
SANDON, -       " B* C
M pointer
For your Eastern Trip is
to see that you ticket reads
via Canadian Pacific. First-
class sleepers on all trains
from Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing
Passing Dunmore Jcunction daily
for St. Paul, Saturdays; for Montreal and Boston, Mondays and Thursdays for Toronto. Same cars pass
Revelstoke one day earlier.
' For Nakusp,Revelstoke,
Daily, except    Main Line and  Pacific
Sunday, at     Coast,    connecting    at
8-00 a. m.   J Rosebery for Slocan City
Nelson Rossland Bound-
Country, and all Eastern
points via Crows Nest
^^^^^ route.
H. W. Harbour.
Agent. Sandon.
E. J. Coyle,
A.   G.   P.   Aa.
Open Till Ten
Every Night till after Xmas,
The largest and most up-
to-date stock yet shown in
the city.
The different lines are too
numerous to mention. Call
and see them yourself,
.. Reliability is the motto of
this store; every article as
represented is th rule.
Remember the place, below
the Union Block. Sign of
Jeweler and Optician.
Gurney Oxford
Best Heaters in
Burn Hard or
Soft Coal or
Sold only by
150 Barrels
Choice Ontario Apples Just Arrived.
Northern Spy
Bell Flower
And Ben Davis.
Call and see them, they are all right
in quality nnd price at
II. Giegerieh,      Reco Ave.
\ Preserving
~| Time is Here
mt -
a, VALLEY *****
���$:      Fancy Plums,    $   Medium Plums. %
^ Bartlet Pears,   $   Free Stone Peaches 7^
m Tomatos, $   Harcest Apples. a*
Jalland Uros.,
Cody Ave.   !
We are showing a fine line of
Spring and Hockey Skates. If you
want a good article for a fast game
we have it.   See our lines.
fbolidap (Boobs.
All the fine lines of Cutlery such as
Pocket Knives, Carvers in pairs
and cases, Safety Razors, Plated
Knives and Forks Spoons Etc.
_&. 3Bper$ & Co.
___���   mm    1 ��� ���-���*���
Eastern Oysters in Bulk
Soft Shell Crabs.
All Delicacies ofthe Season.
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