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SANDON, MARCH 31, 1900.
'Gtflrge   Alexander   spent   a   couple   of
days in town ibis week.
John   Cioetlchc   ��>l   New   I lenver paid
Sandon a visit i>n Wednesday.
The sleighing has been damaged
beyoiul repair and the teamsters have
JThc Fisk Jubilee Singers will be in
Virginia Hall on Tuesday evening next,
April 3rd.
;*P.     D.    Carbery     has    renewed    the
iBtlse at   the Denver, and   the hotel is
Bv running full swing.
���Tom Milne is placing bis patent
Hsile in liie hands of a Chicago cpm-
am , who will introduce it.
W' Hob" Green was in town on Mon-
.py and Tuesdav. extending the glad
���lid and assuring folks that he is in
He field in the grand race for Victoria.
���An ameteur dramatic  company com-
pose.l largely of local talent will present Bertha M. Clay's drama entitled
%A Bitter Attornment " to the Sandon
public in the near future.
EJehn Hough made a living trip to
Bison this week. He savs that he
ascertained while there that Joubert's
death wa- i.uisid In a perusal of the
j Kopje " articles in the New Denver
I There will be a ten round b ixing
fi t 'st   in the Central  Musk-Hall th's
ening  between   Percy   Wilkinson  of
land >n and I. 11. Lcedham of Halifax,
S.,   for   $200 a   side       Tuk.ls are
ing sold at the Palace and Filbert.
Ro) Sands, a bright boy whose
father is in Idaho and apparently not
^^jiuch concerned about his son, has
M;one to live at the Ivanhoe hotel with
Btichard Orando, who intends to give
���him an opportunity to gel an education.
The   band   will  not   disband, as   the
��� members    decided   al   a   meeting    last
��� Monday   evening   to hold  a concert   to
��� provide   finances   to  cover   present   re-
��� i|uirements, and to ask the citizens later
I to dig up a little more cheerfully for
I the benefit of the organization. The
I boys are verv liberal with their music
I and supply good a quality  of the same,
��� but they do not like to have to pay for
I the priviledge of playing,
Sluttz New Vork Theatre company
went fluey in Kaslo this week. Agnes
Anderson, the leading lady, quit the
Stuttz companv and joined the Columbia company which played here lasl
week. The Somers company will also
join the Columbia company after playing New Denver and Silverton, and
with a company of fifteen they will go
east over the Crow s Nest to play the
leading theatres of New York and
Chicago. No waits. Specialities between acts.
Ruth Resumes.
Fifteen men are working at the Ruth
mine. Only two are sloping, the
others working on the machines on development. The compressor is working
one shift per day and the mill and tram
were started yesterday. The fore will
be increased in a few days.
Are Opposed to Partu, Lines in Pro-
cincial  Politics.   Will not Send
Delegates   to   Vancouoer   Con
A meeting of liberals was held in the
court house on Thursday evening at
which about 25 of the moat prominent
Liberals of the city were present. The
meeting was called at the instance of a
circular from the Vancouver Liberal
Association asking thai delegates be
sent there to attend a Provincial convention on Thursdav next, April 5.
Mr. John Buckley was placed in the
chair and Mr. Thos. Brown acted as
secretary. After the circular had been
read the matter was laid open for discussion. Mr. M. L. Grimmett made a
brief address in which he intimated that
the time for the adoption of party lines
had arrived, and as the conservatives
were organizing in all parts of the Province it was incumbent upon the liberals
to adopt a similar course, and in self
protection they should do everything in
their power to unite and solidify the
The sentiments of Mr. Grimmett
were reiterated by Mr. Fallows, Geo.
B. MacDonald and others.
Presenting the other side of the case,
Wm.  Davidson   said that  while he was
a loyal liberal he was not at all in favor
of introducing party lines, stating that
in the present campaign   there was one
great   point   at   issue    the    eight-hour
law     and   while   the   liberals,  like  the
conservatives,   had   adopted   that as   a
plank in their platform it was done with
such modifications and provisos that he
hardly felt safe in supporting the papty
along   that   line,     lie   gave   it   as   his
opinion that as citizens thev  should see
to it that   an   eight-hour man   war returned, and he believed that   this possi-
tively would be prejudiced   by adopting
party   lines.     Tliis   view    was   warmly
supported   by   Thos.   Brown,   and  the
discussion  was   brought   to a focus   by
Mr. Fallows   moving that delegates be
sent    to   the    Vancouver    convention.
This motion   was   lost by 14 to 10   and
and   was followed,   after a brief discussion  by a  motion   that   party   lines   be
adopted   in  amendment  to   which  Mr.
Brown   moved the   negative   resolution
as   follows:     " That  it is   the   sense of
this  meeting   that   federal   party   lines
should   not   be   drawn   in   the   coming
Provincial    elections."     This   amendment was   seconded by  Win. Davidson
and carried   by   17 lo 5, one   or  two of
those present refusing to vote.
A further resolution endorsing the
eight-hour law in its integrity was
carried unanimously, and the secretary-
was instructed to give a report of the
meeting to the Vancouver and Nelson
papers for publication and to write the
secretary of the Vancouver Liberal Association, placing the views of the
Sandon liberals before the executive of
that organization.
Before dispursing it was decided that
a meeting for the purpose of more
thoroughly organizing the Liberal
Association should be held shortly after
the Vancouver convention, and on or
about April 12 was spoken of as the
most likely time. Notice of this meeting will be given in the Paystreak and
the matter will be otherwise advertised I
in the hope   that a large and   representative gathering may be tecured.
There is one point on which the Sandon people are to be particularly commended, and that is they are almost
unanimous in the opinion that it is in
the best interests of their party to throw
their meetings wide open and give the
proceedings as much publicity as possible. This is in marked contrast to
the proceeding at the conservative convention recently held at Nelson, where
the press was barred, and places the
Sandon liberals on record as having
the courage of their convictions, and
indicates that they are at least in touch
with the people. 'The " committee of
the whole " style of politics is no good
and the Sandon liberals are to be congratulated on making the discovery.
A Football Leuflue.
A meeting of the football club was
held at the Fiber! hotel on 'Tuesday
evening al which the proposition to
inaugurate a league for Slocan was
discussed. It was concluded that the
Silverton kickers were on the right
track and Sandon will be represented
al a meeting which will be held in the
near future for the purpose of perfecting
arrangements. 'The league will consist of clubs from Sandon, Three Forks,
New Denver, Silverton and Slocan City,
and on the recommendation of Sandon,
Kaslo will be asked lo join. Games
will be arranged to take place in each
town on a regular schedule and it is
proposed to do what is possible to have
the celebrations in the different towns
brought off systematically instead of
being all at sixes and sevens as was
the case last year.
Another attempted will he made to
get a recreation ground in Sandon.
The mayor has been conferred with
and the city sclicitor will be instructed
to look up the title of some ground
below the town which is thought to
belong to the city and which could he
made answer the purpose.
Mc'Juigan Notes.
The Rambler Carriboo mine shipped
102 tons of ore to Everett during the
past month.
The teamsters now have all the machinery and the pump up to the Surprise mine. The property will probably
employ a number of men   this summer.
Mr. Docksteader acting as deputy
Sheriff went up to the Dardanelles
mine last Saturday. J. W. Power, the
teamster who was suing the Dardanelles Company for a large amount due
him for teaming and packing, has been
informed   bv   his   lawyers,   McAnn   &
- ft
McKay that htsclaims have been paid in
Judd Rohrer employed several men
during the past two weeks at getting
out mining timbers for the Payne mine.
The soft condition of the snow hindered
the work considerably.
Ore Shipments.
The Payne shipped 259 tons over the
C. P. R. and 50 tons over the K. & S.
during the week. The Last Chance
shipped 80 tons by the K. & S. during
the week, and the Rambler at McGuigan shipped 102 tons during the
VV. II. Adams  of the   Rambler is  in
Business is picking up on the Kaslo
& Slocan.
Rambler stock is on the upward
trend again.
Nels Nelson, who was concentrator
man for the Ruth until a few days ago
has severed his connection with that
Folliotl & McMillan have finished
their season's cut with the shingle mill.
They got up 250,000 feet of rootling
Sheriff Tuck returned yesterday from
Sandon. While there he seized the
interests of Charles Callaghan in the
Cody Traction and Joker Fraction
mineral claims to secure a judgment
for $i)i.i7 in the action of Hunter
Brothers vs. Callaghan. The properties
are edvertised to be sold on April }rd.
These claims were recently seized in
another matter, hut were relased on
payment of the amount at issue. Nelson Tribune.
Hospital Notes.
Mike Brady has been in the hospital
for a few days but will leave today.
He is suffering only from a bad cold.
Wm. Monroe, who has been in the
hospital for two weeks, left on Thursday.
Lambert Nelson is laid up with the
grippe, but should be out again in a
lew days.
Get on the List.
The elections have been announced
to take place on June 15. The revision
of the voters' list for the Slocan division
will take place on May 7. Parties who
intend to become naturalized must have
their papers in by April 23 in order to
obtain a vote as they must be presented
two weeks before revision. 'There are
still quite a number eligible who have
not placed their names on the list and
there are a great many Americans in
the country who are as much Canadians
as Canadians themselves and should
have been naturalized long ago. The
time is short, and all these should get
on the list without delay.
Date set for June 15.   The House to
Meet Early, in July.
The date of the provincial elections
was announced in Victoria by Joseph
Martin on Tuesday evening. Friday,
June 15 is the date set. The house
will meet early in July.
The Last Game.
What in all will probability be the last
curling game of the season was played
at the rink on Wednesday morning
between Main's and Wilson's rinks for
" Rosbery" Smith's cigars. Wilson
won the game and Messrs. Pitts,
Gonim, G. N. Main and Wilson loaded
the atmosphere with the aroma of
Rosebery cigars, THK PAYSTBKAK, SANDON. B. C, MARCH 81, 1900.
A    LADY   AND    A    WOMAN
"Nothing to do!'cried Mrs. Makely.
"A lady is busy from morning till night!
She always goeo to Led perfectly worn
out." "But with what?" asked the al-
turian. "With making herself agreeable
and her house attractive, with going to
lunches and teas and dinners and concerts and theatres and art exhibitions
and charity meetings ami receptions and
with writing a thousand ami one notes
about them, and accepting and declining
and giving lunches and dinners and making calls and receiving them and I don't
know what all. It's the most hideous
slavery."���"A traveler from Alturia."���
W. P. Howells,
A bell's loud  brazen  mouth in mighty
The midnight hour in diapason rolled,
1 stood beside a lordly house of stone.
The palace of some  prince, of wealth
Against  an  open  window   which   was
With flowing drapery of dainty lace
A   wealthy   dame   her   pallid forehead
Gems in her hair-hut sadness in her
1 stepped within a graceful porch,nearly
By sombre shadows of the night concealed
I heard  that  wealthy  dame  in sorrow
As, in these words lier anguish she revealed,
"Oh, aimless  round of pleasure, empty
Dance,  music,  dresses,  jewels everywhere,
No earnest aim to seek, no nobler strife.
No purifying love,no chastening care.''
I bent my head in meditation low,
And as I wandered on, I pondered why
That wealthy lady should such sorrow
Then, looking upward, 1  saw looming
A lofty tenement, squalid and grim
A pallid  working girl  with  low bent
Toiled in  a workroom  which  was poor
and dim
And in despairing tones these plaints
she said:
"Oh, living death of work  that   never
Toil, want and foulness seeming everywhere
Faint ia the voice of hope here, where it
Feebly with thousand  tongues crying
Love slain by want within my breast is
And care want's  brother fiend  ruthlessly stole
Black hair and  rosy lips from my face
and head;
They only left  to me my despairing
���James Allman.
True Solution ofTltts Great and Momentous Issue.
One can  scarcely  help agreeing with
the temperance party, that the whiskey
and tobacco trarlic in the United States
is a sin  against God  and a curse to humanity, but we do think the prohibition
party is a failure.    It has been proven to
be a miserable failure a thousand times.
It will continue to be a failure just as
long as drink is manufactured and sold
atapiofit.    Men  go into the drink business because it offers large profits. Once
destroy the profit system and the saloon
keepers will  disappear forever.   The license system simply places the trafhc in
the hands of a favored few to monopolize
the profit for their particular gain Did
you ever ask yourself why the saloonkeeper fits up attractive saloons; why he
opens grand rooms, with all the attraction possible? He does it for profit. The
saloonkeeper takes$2 worth of drugs and
makes a barrel of whiskey and retails it
for $LS0 or $200. Do you see what he is
in the business for?
Why don't mei. open stores for the
sale of postage Stamps? Simply because
they can't compete with I'licle Sam.
Prohibitionists assert that intemperance is the cause of poverty. That is
where thev have the cart before the horse.
Intemperance is caused by just two
tilings���poverty and the treating habit.
.Miss Frances Willard, who spent 50
years of tier life in the cause of temperance, said in a speech two years before
(she died. "I have said over and over
i again that intemperance made poverty.
11 now say that poverty makes intern per-
j a nee.-'
As Robert Biatchford has well said:
! "So long as we make drudges of the peo-
j pie, people will drink.''
Give the people healthy homes, due
j leisure and amusement, and pure hind
land drink, and drunkenness will Boon
I disappear. While there are slums.while
j men have no pare pleasure, while they
j are overworked and underfed and untaught, and while the wealthy brewer
can open poison densat every street corner it will lie useless to preach temperance. So long as we maintain the present criminal system we must expect to
have intemperance. People who have
visited the slum districts of our gieat
cities, do not wonder at the growth of
intemperance. When the parents are
forced into the factories and shops for
long hours, the children have no care.
Millions of them live in slum quarters
because rent is cheap. The children are
surrounded by evil of every description
that can be slums of our great cities. Is
it any wonder that they acquire the
drink habit? The treating habit leads
thousands to become excessive drinkers.
The evils of the present liquor traffic are
numerous: < I) drunkenness. (2) political
corruption, (3) enormous cost, (4) absence
of control, (5) monopoly for private gain.
K>) the self interest of the dealer in increasing the sale.
Our nation spends from $1,'200,1)00,(100
to $1,500,000,000 per year for intoxicating
beverages; out of this vast Bum Uncle
Sam receives $115,000,000 in taxes. Now,
if we could persuade all drunkards to
cease drinking what a blessing it would
be; but there would be no individual advantage for more steady employment,for
all would be equal competitors for the
best jobs.
As long as the competitive system is
in existence there will be a tendency to
pay a bare subsistence wage. It follows
that if the vast army now employed in
different positions in the manufacturing
and sale of intoxicating beverages, the
210,000 men who are now engaged in the
retail business, together with their 50,-
000 bartenders, the 20,000brewery workers, the 20,000 coopers, the 4,648 wholesale liquor dealers, and the 1800 brewer
ies���a total of 318,514 and a large army
besides who are indirectly given labor���
if these were all thrown out of employ
ment, it would only intensify the competition among the workers.
You say this great army  would  find]
work, because of the increased sale of
food, clothing and  shelter.    We already!
have so many workers and such perfect-
ed machinery that wecan,in��ix or eeven
months, manufacture all the goods that
tho nation can consume. And of farmer!
we have enough to raise  grain to supply
the entire world at a small profit.
Theonlywayto improve I heir condition is to elevate the entire class, by direct legislation, and give all unemployed
laborers   government    employment   on
public Improvements.
Nationalization  of   the   liquor  trathV
would abolish the treating habit at once.
Government Uquot or beer would heal,
solntelv pure and  free from rotson.    In
the government saloons there would be
no attractions, such sscard playing.pool
and billiard tables, gam"s of chance foi
the drinks and all that. There would
ne no drunkards, no loafing, no lighting.
no political corruption, no treating, and
no adulteration. No stranger or drunkard could buy enough to become intoxicated.
Being made and sold at cost, no individual could compete with Uncle 8am.
Mis strong arm. together with public
sentiment, would enforce the law.    I'ub-
lie sentiment ii not on the side of pro
hibition, neither is it on the side of intoxication. It would be almost unanimously in favor of nationalization of th"
traffic, ami this is of far reaching importance. The root of the evil is simply
the profit system. To remove the national crime of drunkenness,   we   must
nationalize the traffic. That is the fust
step, and a long one. in the direction of
If the prohibition party want" to abolish drunkenness in our time thev should
join tin- party ami work and vote foi the
party in favor oi government ownership.
-Appeal to Reason.
Baltimore American
Labor Muni   Orgnnlte la l(r*l*t It* Great
I llllll   'III  c.
In an address on February 18, Rev. R.
fJeber Newton said :
"I'n less labor can organize on the same
gigantic scale, it will he more at the mercy of capital than ever. Hosts of met)
will be thrown out of employment. The
market being in control of few hands,
prices can he forced up. at least tempor
arily. Taxation beyond the dreams of
the [iast can he laid hy private hands
upon the whole community the entire
"What a revelation of the spirit of oui
corporation has been given within the
last few days in the astounding state-
ment of the profits of the Carnegie Company last year and for the present year.
A company expecting to make from |40,-
OOtl.UOl) to 150,000,000 iii the current year
with a capital of $25,000,000���tO what
extent water we do not know-asking
the state to tax the whole nation under
the guise of a tariff, that it may he able
to increase the wages of its many work-
"No more revolting story is told in the
history of the industrial world than the
tale of tiie Standard Oil trust, ns Henry
D, Lloyd hasirben it. That thatstory
is on the who.e "ue must he sufficiently
evidenced by the fact that the magnates
of the trust have never brought a libel
suit against him.
"What are the remedies? Plainly in
the  first   place,   publicity.   When 'we
know the facts concerning  these corpor
ations we can know how to tax them
justly, how to make their capitalization
boneit, how to regulate them in even
way. Regulation and control must be
vigoiously assumed by the state and
pushed forward as fast and as far as it
"The end of that control is not to break
down the hign organization of capita]
but to safeguard it from its own greed
and rapacity, to humanize it, and t.,
moralize it, and ultimately to socialize it.
While we are learning these priraarj
lessons we will be learning how to attain
the ultimate control of ev. ry monopoly
and save it from being a monopoly by
making it the creature of the peO|   '.pre.
nerving the concentrated organization,
but using it not lor tbe  profit of the fas
who built it Up, but for   the profit ol the
many, who have really enriched it '
In his address,   I'r. W. II.  1'. 1  mncs,
president of the Brown University, con.
sidered four men- the man witli the hoe,
the man with the pen. the man with the
purse and the man with the idea. Hi'
said some one must do the hoeing ' -.>
it should be done so that he might !�����
strengthened, not weakened bj his toil
Without  the   man   with   the   pen
would be no literature, no journalism, no
poetry.    Tin- man u itii   the   pn -   must
he either a   Messing   or   a blight.        I ' <���
fourth   man,"   the speaker   si.id, '
claims our attention is the man with ihe
idea.    The   hoe, the   pen  and the
are  useless   miles-   they   are   con I
with the idea. Every man's work - ral-
liable just in proportion a- it is mixed
with ideas. The itl ti mate outcome of
the trust -eeins to nie u hat is practi .i' le
in the dream <���!' socialism ."
< Iperations are to Ite  resumed oi   iho
The ore l��ody has l��w��n struck oi ihe
70-levelof Ihe City of Paris,
A contract 11h-*   U'eii   let   for  de> i
ment on the Mountain View.
Boundary ores pav $7 per ton I ������ . I
and treatment 10 the Trad smelter.
A strike of !-��; feet of good ore has : een
made on the Banner claim, on the i
fork of Kettle river.
Development work is to bsgin shortly
on the Red Rock and Bald Eagle, owned
by the War Eagle people.
Drifting is in progress from the 100
foot level of the Norfolk, owned by the
Loudon ft B  C. Goldfields.
Two tuntiels are being driven on the
Gold Drop. By July tho largo and new
compressor plant will be in position.
The shaft on the St. Lawrence is down
75 feet and will be continued to tbe 150
i����ot level before drifting commences.
New machinery has been installed on
the Sunset and is working smoothly.
The double compartment shaft is down
150 feet.
An average test of the Golden Crown
ore gives |85 to the ton. A cat load per
day is to beshipped from the mine.taken
from development only.
Three carloads of ore recently shipped
from the Winnipeg gave returns of $18,
$22, and $24 per ton. Nine carloads have
been shipped from this property.
I'vvo men commenced work this week
on the Lakeview group, adjoining the
Bosun and owned bv the Northwest
Wlnlnff Syndicate. THF  PAYSTREAK, SANDON,  H. C, MARCH 31
A Tragic Fate Seema to Marh Each
Century With Blood.
It is a curious fact however little.* real
significance   it   may    have,   that    each
change   in the century beginning  with
the close oi  tenth and commencement
of the   eleventh   has been   marked   by
the war or wars having a decided bear-
ing on   the welfare or woe of mankind.
At  the end of  the  le.ith century   there
WAS nothing exceedingly big   but there
W,qre  a   lew   minor   struggles   with   a
crown or two thrown in as prizes.     The
eleventh  century had   hut fairly   begun
when   in id-'j the   Danes were   inassa-
cred in Kngland.      There   was a vigorous piece   of vvariai    in   the   east, how-
Hr, when Mahmoud of (ihi/ni invaded
tlldta,  and extended   his empires   from
the Ciauge.s t.i the   Caspian Sea.     With
the  close   of the   eleventh   century   we
have  the   beginning   of  the   Crusades,
B   at   the    commencement   of  the
With a   struggle   between   Robert of
Brmand\    and his   brother,   llenrv   I.
oBtngland.     To the new century start*
Pwilh stri e.      The close of the twelfth
Cycle o   a hundred years witnessed   the
Struggle with   the    Moors    tne    beginning of a series of wars.     Central   Europe w.is   sli.iken   by    the    struggle  for
NUpreir.ec\  by the Cuelplls and the lihi-
beilines,   the    rival    papalaud   imperial
factions.     Tlu n came a   fresh  crusade,
which added lo the general uproar.  The
HOW ccnturv. the ihirleenlh, siw trouble
belwicii John   ol 'Kngland   and   Phillip
of France,   and llie   loss o.'the   l-'rench
pflbviiuv-.     The close oi tha'  cycle saw
(Huble   between   the   Knglih   and the
wots,   who    had    .ornud    .01   alliance
with   Krai.ce   agai ;st    l.dward.     Then
came   the   expedition  l>   blandcrs,   the
Hsuli   of intrigues on   the  pari   ol the
Ming   o   Krauce   against the   marriage
Blwaid's son with the   daughter of the
Burnt   o   Klanders.     The Genoese did
Hvlittle   naval lighting   with   the  Vene-
Hpuis,   and there   were oilier   squabbles
.On the   Continent.     And in   1303 more
fighting   between   the Knglish   and the
I Jumping forward to the end of the
fourteenth ccnturv, we find the Turks
and the Hungarians engaged in tierce
Conflict, and a struggle for Naples.
Further trouble between the English
and Scots, and also a revolt of the
Welsh under Owen Gleiidower. Coming back to the Turks and the Hungarians, Tamerlane de eats Hajazei. All
these troubles are hapening around the
death of the fourteenth and the birth of
'the fifteenth cemuries. The sixteenth
'century begins just as hopefully. Charles
VIII of France conquered Naples,
Ferdinand of Spain disputes possession,
j'erkin Warbeck creates trouble in
Kngland, the French conquer Milan,
and Maxmilian makes war on the Swiss.
; All Kurope is practically in trouble.
Our next step brings us to the capture
of Cadiz by Ksscx. Maurice of Nassau
[has a crack at the Spaniards. Elizabeth sends Ksscx to upset the Irish,
under Tyron. Vasa is driven out of
Sweeden, the French invade Savoy, and
Maurice of Nassau defeats Albert of
Austria. So we have Kurope waring
from Ireland to Sweeden, and South to
Austria. At the close of the seventeeth
century matters seem particularly lively.
There is fighting in the Netherlands
and Savoy. Peter the Great takes
Azov from the Turks. The forces of
Leopold I, under Eugene of Savoy, annihilated the Turkish army Jit Zenta,
and the Strelitzas revolted in Russia.
Russia, Poland and Denmark entered
into an alliance and joint war against
Seweden. There is a French capture
of Barcelona, and   the  commencement
of the Spanish war of Succession. The
close of the eighteenth and the opening
of the nineteenth centuries are full of
troubles known to most of us. The
French Revolution, the French conqust
of Holland, the campaigns of Napoleon
and all that they mean.
A Chapter on Editors.
We hear a great deal, and something
too much, about the poverty of editors.
It is Common for editors to parade their
poverty and joke about it in their
papers. We see these witticisms almost every day of our lives. Sometimes the editor does the " vater vorks
business," as Mr. Samuel Weller calls
weeping, and makes pathetic appeals
to his subscribers. Sometimes he is in
earnest when he makes these appeals,
but why "on airlh " does he slick to a
business that will not support him
decently? We read of patriotic and
lofty-minded individuals who sacrifice
health, time, money, and perhaps life,
for the good of the humanity, the
Union, and that sort of thing, but we
don't 'see' them very often. We must
say that we could count up all the lo ty
patriots in this line that we have ever
seen, during our brief but chequered
and romantic career, in less than half a
day. A man who clings to a wretchedly paying business, when he can
make himself and others near and dear
to him fatter and happier by doing
something else, is about as near an ass
as possible, and not hanker after green
grass and corn in the ear. The truth
is, editors as a class are very well fed,
groomed and harnessed. They have
some pains that other folk do not have,
and they also have some privileges
which the community in general can't
possess. While we would not advise
the young reader to "go for an editor,"
we assure him he can do much worse.
He mustn't spoil a flourishing blacksmith or a popular victualler in making
an indifferent editor of himself, however. He must be endowed with some
fancy and imagination to enchain the
public eye. It was Smith, we believe,
or some other man with an odd name,
who thought Shakespeare lacked the
requisite fancy and imagination for a
succesfi lid  or.
To those persons who can't live by
printing papers we would say, in the
language of the profligate boarder
when dunned for his bill, being told at
the same time by the keeper of the
house that he couldn't board people
for nothing, "Then sell out to somebody who can!" In other words, fly
from a business which don't remunerate. Hut as we intimated before, there
is much gammon in the popular editorial cry of poverty.
Just now we see a touching paragraph floating through the papers to
the effect that editors don't live out half
their years; that, poor souls! they wear
themselves out for the benefit of a cold
and unappreciating world. We don't
believe it. Gentle reader, don't swallow it. It is a loot light trick to work
on your fedlings. For ourselves, let us
say, that unless we slip up considerably
on our calulations, it will be a long
time before our fellow-citizens will have
the melancholy pleasure of erecting to
our memory a towering monument of
Parian marble on the Public Square.
Ernest R. Woakes is announced in
London as the superintendent of the
Granite, Queen Bess Proprietary,
Poorman mines, and other subsidiary
enterprises of the Duncan Mines, I
Limited. '
We Sell Carpets.
We will also   sew them and  lay them
for  you, and   if   we   do not   suit  you
We do not want
A Cent.
Hunter Bros.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Dry Goods
We  carry the best lines   that money can   buy, and   buying   in large   quantities
save you the extra profit.
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Pnblishe��l Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White Metul Ofttnp on Earth
Subscription    -    -    -    -    $2.00 a year.
Strictly in advance.
William MACADAMS. Publisher and Proprietor
SANDON, B. C, MARCH 31  1900.
WHEN the now-famous Rainy River Railway bill was
introduced in the Dominion House last year, R. L. Richardson moved in amendment that clauses be inserted in
the charter providing that the government should have
access to the books of the construction company in order to
ascertain the cost of constructiou ; that the government
should have option to purchase the road at cost, less
amount of the bonus, and that the dividends of the railway
be limited to 6 per cent, on the cost, less bonus. This
motion was opposed by Tupper, Laurier, Sifton, Tarte,
and all the leaders of both the Liberal and Conservative
party. It found only thirteen supporters in the Commons,
among whom were such independent members as Frank
Oliver, J. Ross Robertson, "Billy" McLean, Trywhitt and
Last week a similar circumstance occurred in the case
of the blanket charter which the C. P. R. is applying for,
and bv which it hopes to parallel the whole Northern
Pacific system north of the boundary line and drive it out
of Manitoba altogether ; also to parallel any road which
the Manitoba government may build or purchase, and to
make the operation of such roads unprofitable. On this
occasion Richardson moved the same amendment as in the
case of the Rainy River steal and he was as bitterly opposed
by the party leaders, but the amendment found twenty-one
supporters, including almost all the western members except Mcdonnel, of Selkirk, who vigorously upheld the
Canadian Pacific. Bostock does not show up in the discussion and was probably mesmerized by the party whip.
This is the most important railway legislation that has
come up during the life of the present government, as it is a
straight question of for or against government ownership,
end the blanket charter is designed especially to wreck-
Hugh John's attempt to introduce government railroads in
There is one point, however, that is worthy of mention
in this connection. If the Canadian Pacific parallels the
government roads which Hugh John Macdonald's government proposes to build, they will require in order to
make the government system unprofitable, and thereby
discredit it to carry goods at cost or below. This will act
as a boomerang; the reduced freight rates will suit the
Manitoba farmers, and will be sufficient inducement to the
government to extend the public-owned roads.
There will be a great deal heard of this matter durin<>-
the next Dominion campaign, notwithstanding that the
railroad influence, which controls the party politicians on
both sides of the house, and the party politicians, who fear
the railroad influence, are doing everything in their power
to keep it out of sight.
During the discussion in the Ottawa house in special
committee of the Cape Scott Railway bill, W. VV. B. Mclnnes moved an amendment providing that no Chinamen
should be employed on the work. Maxwell supported the
amendment, which seemed likely to pass, when Chairman
Sutherland suggested submitting the amendment to the
House.    Whenever the   Liberal   whip  wants   to   kill anv
unwelcome motion he suggesst submitting it to the l|0lls,
On division the amendment was lost by 10 to 18. Aula
Morrison, who was promoting the railway bill, refused to
vote The vote stood, Yeas : Dechene, Douglas, Mclnnes
Mclsaac, McMullen, Maxwell, Puttee, Richardson, Rob!
ertson, Roche 10. Nays: Beith, Campbell, Giro,,
Christie, Costigan, Domville, Mint, Gibson,t.illies, Kloep.
fer, Mackie, McAlister, Powell, Prior, Sproule, Talbot,
Tisdale, Tupper    [8. #
This is merely another instance, it any further instan.
ces were necessary, showing thai both the Liberal and
Conservative leaders are willing and ready to throw down
the people who elect them for the benefit of the railwa*
promoter and the subsidy hunter. The Conservative parti-
zans led bv Sir Charles Tupper are no better and could not
be worse than the party-blind Liberals who jump ,,t the
crack of Chairman Sutherland's whip. Between the two
the workingman is cheated, abused and buncoed.
Mr. CLIFFE is sparring for a nomination again. This
old gentlemen has a remarkable aberration about politics.
It is said that he Once ran lor some office or another down
in Manitoba on the patron ticket and that he spoke on the
same platform as Joe Martin. Since that he has enter-
tained the strange hallucination that he is a politician ami
whenever an election comes in sight he gets his alfalfas
trimmed, shakes the moths out o\ his grey suit, digs up the
little grip that he carries a copy of the Mining Review in
and goes around telling people that he is willing to run for
any old office from pound keeper to member of parliament.
For his curious delusion and a bogie scandal which he used
to babble about the Manitoba people called him "OKI
Hardtack. Altho his malady is incurable the authorities
do not consider him dangerous and he is allowed to continue at large.
Thk Mining Review says that dynamiters, rioters,
murderers, anarchists and Coeur d Aleners are becoming
British subjects, and suggests tint all who do not agree
with the views of the hay-rube who edits thai rag should
be ordered off the earth. I'p to date two men in Sandon
have become British subjects. Both of them were in tho
Slocan long before Mr. Cliffe heard the name, ami neither
of them have ever been in the Cceur d Alene in their lives.
But they do not agree with the fossilized editor o\ tlu
Review, and that is reason enough tor him to call them
Quite a number of resident Americans are considering
...e advisability of becoming British subjects. Step under
the flag, boys; there is room enough for all and we would
rather have Americans than anyone else. We are all one
people anyway.
R. C. Ci.i ik is in Rossland tr\ ing to effect a set tlemenl
ol the labor difficulty there. Clute is all right and In- services would be of some benefit if the Ottawa governmenl
gave him power to act on his best judgment.
Wm. Hunter is looking for a nomination by the conservative party in the Slocan. - Bill " Hunter 'is a store*
keeper who lives in Silverton. It j.s said that he is pretty
well known in his own community.
Thk wouid-be politicians who are going to such pains to
prove that honorable Joseph Martin is without abilit)
would be making out a better case bv proving that the)
have ability of their own.
1 ��' n- Lt��rWKRV threatens to move the Ledge to Nelson
and the R,p Van Winkles who pose as the business men in
New Denver will thereby lose the best institution their
town ever had.
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 ""   * -"��� THF PAYSTREAK, SANDON, I*. l\, MARCH ti
rty*;*> i>.
I     SHOKS.
All for the Ladies : 300
airs of Fine Shoes. Latest
iylcs. I Jlaok and Tan,
l&ce and Mutton, Medium
|Uld French Heels in Firs
jand Slippers.
| Also a lot of Hoys. Misses
Children's  Fine Shoes
m SLOG up.
Our Stock of Spring Over
coiats has arrived. In Throe
Lengths: Short, Medium,
arid I,on#.
When a Hat is needed, call it and pick
from the Largest stock
in the city. We have
stiff hats in Light,
Dark Brown and
Black. Fedoras, Pashas and Paquets in
all shades.
Most of these hats
just came in and are
1900 styles.
Make your Wife, your
Husband, your Brother,
your Sister, or your Friend
a present of a Fine Umbrella. We have the very
Finest Stock in the Country
to    make   your   Selection
Be Sure and see the new
styles in Fancy Shirts,
Fancy Sweaters and Half
Hose. The Latest Styles
and Best Quality.
m K. R. ATI
ON Co.. Limited.
11   ('.ok Muled
1 Saddle Horaen
:i  In. s eighs
Gov't SlHiiitHnl Wagon*
liiirm-.s, apnraoe* complete with  blah*
k��S*,r<'i"->-  >���*'-.: tools,   cmnp  out lit*,   tt-nts
K^rpun ii-niiii-i. write stating requirement* to
1ST. Anukkws  I'kkhiiv ik.kian  (HUNCH: Rev'
J4A. Ferguson. H. A..I'n>tor.   Sunday services
a|HH���� A. VI  Hll<i 7m��> v. m.
MSTHolUSI I'lllHI'H : Kw. A M Sil ll ford
fi. A , Pastor Ketcular services every Sunday
af 11*1X1 a   M. arid i:*i I'. M.
Certificate of Improvements.
Sttaate  in   the   Slocan    Milling    I'ivision   o
'^"^West Kootenay Oiittrict.    Where -located:
.About three-quarters  of   it   mile  from the
^���MomTot  Nu.  /'  Mineral   Claims,  near
Three Forks, in the Slocan   Mining Divii.
ion of West Kootenay. B. ('.
) TakkNothk that I, K M. Sandilands. aoi-
lag a* agent fur.I (' Williams, Kree Miner's
OtrtiticMte No. H. 2K\w, issued at Sandon,
0..C, Dec 7th. iKiKi, administrator for K. S
fWlliams. Kree Miner's Certificate No. A.88O10,
lasaeil at Sainton Kelt. t*ftth, intend sixty days
from the date hereof to apply to the MiuiiiK
Seeorder for a Certificate of linproveniens
for the purpose of obtaining �� Crown Grant
pi the ahove claim.
"And further take notice that action, under
Notion .17, must he commenced before the
latuance of such Certificate of Improvements-
bated this   thirteenth   day of January, 1900.
" is/i/'mi
Advertise in the Paystreak.
L L. B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public, Etc.
8. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notary Public.
B. C.
Established )��'.">.
Slocan Mines.
Mining Stocks bought and Sold. General
Agent for Slocan Properties. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Sleighs, Cutters, Teams and
Saddle Horses for Hire.
| Western Federation of Miners.|
Meets every Saturday Evening at 8 o'clock
in Miners' Union Hall.
Pres. Gko. Smith.
Vice-ires, R F. McLKAN.
Kin Sec. W. L. Haui.kk.
Subscribers.     l.oi)    per     month
Private Patients   i.iHi  per day, exclusive of expense of physician or:
surgeon and drugs.
Dh.   W.  E. Gomm, Attendant  Physician.
MissS. M. Chihholm, Matron.
,1. D. MoLAUOUI.IN, President.
VV. L. Haoi.kk, Secretary.
Wm. Donahue..!. V. Makiin. R J, McLKAN,
ANOUSJ. M<'Donai.h. Mikk Bkahy, Directors:
I. O. O. F.
Meetings every Friday  Evening  at  7:30   iu
Caawford's   Hall. Visiting   brethren   are
cordially invited to attend.
REV. A. M SANFORD, Vice-Grand
Secretary. Noble Grand.
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,
The Direct Route From
To   All   Points
First ClassSleepers on all Trains from
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat
Daily for St.  Paul.    Sundays and
Wednesdays for Toronto,
Fridays foi Montreal and Boston.   Same cars pass Revelstoke
one day earlier.
8:00 Lv. sandon Arr. lfi:3u
Daily to Points reached via.
Daily except Sunday to Points
reached via Rosebery and Slocan City.
Tickets Issued
Through and Bag-
gage  Checked  to
W. F
A. G. P. Agt.,
Trav. Pass. Agt
Be sure   that your  ticket   reads via the
V'E searched the Scriptnres like Kruger does,
But this is what puzzles me,
No matter how much his Maxims buz/
He's in a minority.
Reading the papers my eyes are dim;
Me and my wife discuss
" What's the use of a man like him
Hitlm' a man like us?
Licked? he was licked before he started;
Licked? he was licked before he fired;
Licked?   and now he is nicely thwarted;
Licked? but, pshaw! It makes me tired.
Readin' the papers my eyes get dim.
I pity the poor old cuss
What's the use of a man like him,
Hitlm' a man like us?"
" Go to sleep," the old woman says,
"And let them fight away,"
But a fool like them in all my days,
I never see, I say.
What are they trying to hammer at?
What is this terrible fuss?
What's the use of a man like thai
Hittiii' a man like us?
" Lie over and go to sleep," says she;
" Never a bit," says I;
" I'll find the reason that these things lv,
And why these things are why,
Now, don't get a t mtrum or a whim,
Don't kick the belclothes    thus,
Why does a darn old fool like him
Fight with a nun like us?"
Slocan Money in Lf. S. Politics.
(Salt Lake Tribune.)
A.   W.   McCune's   private   secretary
has   handed   chairman   Movie  of the
Democratic   state   committee a check
for $i,oo:> as a campaign contribution.
As money is said to talk, Mr. Moyie is
reported   to be considering   the advisability of withdrawing a number  of his
speakers   and   allowing   tbe $1,000   to
take  up tbe  stump.     He   believes   the
money   would at   least   draw   a crowd,
and  that is more   than the  Democratic
orators have been able to do.
Is Cape Nome a Pake.
The Vancouver News-Advertiser
says: The excitement over the reports
of rich finds on tbe Siberian coast has
been cooled by the discovery that the
authorities do not allow foreigners to
mine there unless hold a permit from
St. Petersburg, which can be secureJ
only through very special influence.
Many men are going down the coast
as far as (Jnalak. It is said that the
fields at Cape Nome are only averaging
32 cents to the pan and the miners are
disgusted. There is a general impression gaining ground that the Cape
Nome fields are a fraud and that the
stories of rich finds there are fakes
worked in the interests of Seattle transportation companies.
! Wright of Detroit.     And in   all   probability   had   Adam    lived   so   long  and
I earned the respectable salary of $15,000
; a year he would long ago have tired of
acquiring so much useless wealth.
A lawyer got a prisoner acquitted before   a   Welsh  jury by a simple argument.   "They have produced a witness"
I bs said, "who   swears that  he saw the
! prisoner stealing the goose.     < can pro-
! duce here nearly twouundred witnesses
. who will   swear that   they did   not see
him   steal the  goose.     It is one   man's
oath     against    two     hundred."     The
prisoner was acquitted.
An exchange says;    "When they tell
I you that  railroads are  not  profitable,
'ask   them why the  owners  are  not in
favor   of selling   them   to   the  government?    Why   people are trying to get
i into the business all the time?    Why it
is   that   people   who  operate   railroads
become    enormously     wealthy?     And
other knotty Questions?"
Lillian    Russ
sell   says   beauty
.,,.-, ,      ���    ""/"    neautv   is   an
���-���den.      Carrying   this argument  ,
wtte^��nd^ion' "-'--Wonted
star       f^:!rt,1ilt ���y a drug
store just happened
"If Adam had worked 300 days each
year from the day he was created to
present time at a salary of $50 a day,
he would uot have earned by this time
as much property as is owned today bv
Rockefeller or Vanderbilt,"  said   Dr.
The Standard Oil Company's $23,-
000,000 dividend proves quite conclusively that, if oil and water will not mix,
oil and watered stock sometimes do.
Judge Here, officer, this man says
he was arrested for merely taking cold.
Is that correct? Officer- It is, your
Honor. He was stealing ice when I
nabbed him.
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S visit and inspect the stock.!
5 Ev^rjrthing New, Stylish!
J and Up-to-date. !
JMisses A. tt M. McKinnon!
The Drny  ��V   Triuinfer   Btulntti
Korinerlv fond noted l.y Geo,
McPhore n   has been taken
cvt r l.y
who will bundle all businen
in thit) line with neatness
and despatch.
A   good   in.on    people   haw
thought    that    a    cough     didn'
amount tu much most excellent
people whose friends were sorn
to lose them. \ovv doil'l m.ike
this mistake .1 COUgh is tlu first
Step toward serious and often
fatal sickness; stop ii right
Donaldson's Cough Cure In
-'5' '������ Soc., and $1.00 bottles, has
proved a marvellous COUgll Mapper. If you've just begun lo
COUgll, the 15c. si/e will liv you;
it its an old   cough, Uv    a   large/
bottle.    It  always releivcs   and
excepl in the most desperate cases
it always cures.
Barber Shop
Bath House,
The Best
In Slocan.
}t's just a little paper���it isn't up to date;
t hain't any   supplement or colored
fashion plate.
It comes out every   Friday, unless the
forms are. pied;
TbfcOtttBide is home printed, with boiler
plate inside
hasn't anv cable-direct from old Bom-
'       hay, '
ButBftays that "Colonel Braggins is in
Bur midst today.''
It doesn't seem to worry about affairs ol
But Ik tells that  ".Joseph   Hawkins has
painted his front gate."
It  iiever   mentions Kruger  or .Joseph
it lays that " Thompson's grocery has
pii new window pane ''
Bhat   "the   Mission Workers  will
, Brive a festival,
j|ll#knere'll be a temperance lecture in
I^VVilliam Hooper's Hall."
���.���Mahout   the   measles   that Jiminv
'     iHankinshad.
Bivs that   Israel .Johnson "has be-
;*''���.'" me a happy dad
Bs that "cider making is shortly to
Bites   the   fact   that Ira Todd  is
Bbuildipg a new fence
It nfitti mis Dewey's'coming in one brief
��� paragraph.
AlM^Wivs  that   '������barley   Trimble has
Bsold a yearlliiff calf "
And':.;Cvervthiii^  that   happens  within
Sthat little town,
TIlO   man    who   runs   the   paper   has
.plainly jutted down.
Soul^)c"ple   make   fun of it. but, lion
11 U i ���
**m\w ��� ��� ��� -   -   - -
To tpum i li.Mi   "w oik is Gi ��o:niii <4;-   upon
-'Dtlic linitowu pike."
fust a little paper���it hasn't much to
��� sav ���
But As   loin;-  as it   is printed   I   hope it
I comes mv way
vtBi-!. on the lied Line has been lem-
-poBil.v suspended Several carloads
OfBiv have been hauled out to the
CnBnhia   river   for   shipment   to   tjie
wrtelti r.
The machinery for the property of
kll�� Golden Placer and Quartz Mining
Cotn|!iiv, at the mouth of Canyon
croek, lias been taken up the river and
placed in position Work will he commenced in a few days.
Mr Bruce reports the Delphine as
looking well Work on this property
jjifra to he discontinued for a while ow-
ing to slides Seven carloads of ore has
been taken out and will he shipped as
SOOli as navigation opens.
|There is at present a hot race for what
i8 Said to be the richest strike evermade
in British Columbia. Two different
outfit<. one about live miles in advance
of the other, are working to reach their
destination on the Bugaboo. Some
claims have already been staked out,
Wimples from which have assayed 150
Ounces in silver, 'J 1 per cent copper and
���10 gold This is the richest thing yet
��� heard of m this section of the country,
and there is no denying its value The
Sain|ties shown are not picked pieces.
but are as pretty samples as were ever
brought into Golden. It is understood
that negotiations are now pending for
the working of the claims already recorded in the vicinity ��� Kra.
Reasons for Longevity.
WRo one. has come nearer than George
Humphrey to an accurate conception of
He longevity of life.    The total number
of aged persons whose, life story was
examined by him was close on 1,000, of
whom 71 were centenarians. His conclusions were these: l. That the primary factor in a long life consists in an
inherited durability; the vital machinery is wound up to go for a certain time,
and but for accidents or in spite of them
it will go to thetime.appointed 2 That
an important part of the primary Inheritance is good digestive and nutritive
power. B. 'That temperance is necessary in the use of the nutritive functions
both in eating and drinking, and in regard to all kinds of food and drink.   A,
That an energetic temperament end
active habits conduce to longevity.
r*l *.
A teaspoonful of the juice in a cup of
black coffee will almost instantly relieve
a bilious headache.
Lemon juice (outward application)
will allay the irritation caused by the
bites of gnats or flies
A dash of lemon juice iu plain water
is an excellent tooth wash. It not only
removes tartar, but sweetensthe breath
as well.
Lemon peel, and also orange, should
all be saved and dried. They are a capital substitute for kindling wood A
handful will revive a dying lire
The juice of a lemon in hot water, on
awakening in the morning, is an excellent liver corrective, and for stout women is better than any antifat medicine
ever invented.
Glycerine and lemon juice, half aud
half, on a bit of absorbent cotton, is the
best thing in the world wherewith to
moisten the lips and tongue of a fever-
parched patient.
The finest of manicure acids is made
by putting a tcaspnonftil of lemon juice
in a cupful of warm water. 'This removes most stains from the fingers and
nails aud loosens the cuticle more satisfactorily than can be done by the use of
a sharp instrument.
Lemon juice and salt will remove
rust stains from linen without injury to
the fabric. Wet the stains with the
mixture and put the. article in the sun.
Two or three applications may ho necessary if the stain is of longstanding,
hut the remedy never fails.
Pittsburg Dispatch���"Cheaper than
dirt" is the way an uptown druggist labels a windnwful of soap.
Philadelphia Press���A Market street
clothier makes this very ambiguous announcement: "Serge suits, 14.98. They
won't last long at this price."
Baltimore Sun���A Harrisburg, Pa ,
advertiser announces "Oxford ties that
prettify stylish girls' feet." He thinks
"prettify" is pretty nice.
Farmer City Journal���A hypnotist
buried a woman at Sherman park,West
Quincy, last Sunday, digging her up
again in three hours. She was apparently none the worse for the ordeal.
She had clerked for several years in a
I store that never advertised.
Topcka Capital���The story that the
painted advertisement of a liver remedy on the side of an Iowa barn caused a
span of mules to run away, causes Comer Davies to remark that nobody but
a fool mule would stop to read an advertisement painted on a building or a
fence, anyhow.
New Orleans Picayune���A druggist
iu Santiago, Chile,received from a New
Orleans house some toothache drops
which were warranted, by an advertisement on the label, to cure aching
teeth in ten minutes. A sufferer bought
a bottle, tried the drops, ami held his
watch while he waited for relief. At
the end of ten minutes his teeth ached
as badly as ever. He had the druggist
arrested, and he had to pay a fine of
81,000 and was sentenced to three
mouths in jail.
Women are not permitted to be photographed in China.
Seventy-two per cent of the Spanish
people cannot read or write.
It is said that some of the sheep farms
in Australia are as large as the whole of
The Minneapolis mills grind enough
wheat to keep 15'),000,iH>u people constantly supplied with bread.
The Minneapolis mills grind U,000,��
000 barrels of Hour a year aud consume
60,000,000 bushels of wheat.
Half the ships in the world are British. The best of them can be converted
into ships of war in 18 hours.
Reckoned by carloads, the increase ol
traffic on all Hussion railways last year
was seventeen percent over the preceding year.
Oklahoma Indians have developed a
craze for the mescal bean,a little known
narcotic of wonderful properties, producing marvelous color visions.
The only place where black diamonds
are found is in the Brazilian province of
Bahia. 'They are. usually found in river
beds and brought up by divers. Others
are obtained by tunneling mountains.
The largest specimen ever found was
worth 120,000,
One of the most beautiful natural rock
carvings in the world is the Southern
Cross, in the island of Grand Manan, in
the Bay of Kundy. It stands at the
head of ledge of rocks jutting into the
hay at the southern end of the Grand
Manan. Its shape is that of an almost
perfect cross.
The   Famous  Copper   Properties   Taken
Ov��*r by the Graves People.
siderable sum in development. The property I consider to be one of the largest
in Kootenay. Judge Spinks and I have
been developing it for the past four
years, and have brought it to such a
stage that there is no doubt now as to
its richness, nor as to the wonderful extent of its ore bodies.
"The cropping are over 100 feet wide.
We have done considerable surface work
on the ledge in the shape of open cuts,
short shafts and tunnels. We have run
a tunnel in 07 feet, and the vertical
depth at the face of this tunnel is 100
"The average value of the ore, according to working teste, is $17.37 to the ton.
We have got assays as high as $50. The
ore is a quartz, carrying sulphide and
native copper. The values are in the
shape of 2 oz in silver, 8 per cent copper
and from $10 to $15 in gold. The property has a splendid location on the side
of a mountain, so that it can be operated
to a great depth by a series of tunnels.
Judge Spinks and myself have the greatest faith in it and would not have considered any proposition which would
have compelled us to part with all of it.
It is an immense property and is as big
as anything that I have yet seen in the
THE   MAN    WITH    AN    AO.
There's the man with  the pick and the
man with the hoe,
And the man with the horny spade,
But the man with the  "ad." is the man
ever (dad,
For he collars his share of the trade.
There's the man  with the hat, and the
man with the shoe,
And the man with the automobile,
But whoe'er, East or West, in an "ad."
will invest,
Is the man at the top of the deal.
There's the man with the frown,and the
man with the sivh,
And the man of perpetual grief,
But just  make up your mind,  that no
man of that kind,
In an "ad." has the slightest belief.
For the man of the  East or the man of
the West
With a smile and a face all aglow,
Is the man who has had, with the aid of
an "ad.,"
A trade that has brought in the dough.
The valuable Rockland group of three
claims, on Eight Mile creek, has been
bonded to Jay P. Graves, now operating
so largely in the Boundary camp. The
vendors are Frank Watson and Judge
Spinks,who retain a third interest in the
group. Graves pays $75,000 for the balance, which sum goes towards development and the purchase of new machinery. In addition to this the Graves people agree to pay up all indebtedness on
the property.
Speaking of the deal some time since,
while in Spokane, Frank Watson said:
"Mr. Graves has behind him the people
who are operating the Knob Hill and
Old Ironsides, in the Boundary country,
and the California and Mascot, in the
Rossland camp. I am operating the
' propetty on behalf of the Graves syndicate, and it already has expended a con-
Testeil Utile*.
Patrick Henry Thompson and his wife,
who are living at Lexington, Ky., after
00 years of wedded happiness, and who
are still hale and hearty, with fair prospects of making a full century run, furnish this code of rules for longevity:
1. Have some one to love.
2. Take care of tbe body.
'.\.    Sleep early and long.
4. Eat plain, wholesome food.
5. Take much gentle exercise.
0.   Live in the fresh air.
7. Treat your wife as a sweetheart.
8. Don't read immoral books.
!),   Be temperate in all things.
The stories that come from Cape
Nome are rich in color. Faraway
fields are generally green, but this
one seems to be yellow. One would
think from reading papers that boom
steamship lines that all a man had to
do at Cape Nome was to back a barge
against the bank and shovel the gold
aboard, after the fashion that navvies
load a work train with gravel. THK IWVSTKKAK, SANDON, B, C MARCH 31
Kaslo Will Celebrate.
The citizens of Kaslo do not intend
to get done up again on the celebration
business the way they did last year,
and they are already making preparations to celebrate ths Queen's Birthday
in a more magnificent style than ever.
A meeting of the citizens of that town
will be held on Wednesday evening
next at which committees are to be
appointed aud the celebration preparations put nn ;i business basis. All
early invitation will be extended to the
Sandon lire brigade and an elTort will
be made to engage the band just as
soon as the committee can g9\ around
lo it. The Miners' Union will also be
invited to take part, and as the Kaslo
union, with a membership oft),", is a
recent acquisition to the ranks ot" the
Western Federation, the Sandon organization will be more than likely to
go to Kaslo to strengthen the new
Silverton is also in the field again
with a celebration for the Queen's
Birthday, and have already held one or
two meetings but have noi taken any
definite action vet.
What Bob Satjs.
.Mr. K. !���'. Green, M. I'. P., returned
from the Slocan Lake district on Tuesday. Some people say he is going to
run   as a Martin   Candidate   but to the
Kootenaian he said: " Vou can tell
everybody who asks you that I am not
a Martin man." Asked what was Unpolitical feeling over there he said:
"Anything I could say would be liable
to be prejudiced, Mill I found," he
remarked "that the riding is pivtu
solidlv Green."
The  Goccrnment Will  Enforce the
Alien Act.
(Nelson Tribune.)
It is known lor a certainitj that tl e
Dominion Government will enforce the
Alien Labor Act up to the hilt if the
mine owners in Rossland do not come
to terms with the mine workers. No
more importations of alien labor from
the l'nited Stales will be permitted.
The recent importations by the Sloe, n
mine managers settled the business.
Wh:it Happened to Nellie?
The many Sand >n people \vh 1 went
to ihe Somers Family concert hop'nj;
to hear Mivs Nellie Somers and were
disappointed because she did not appear
have been wondering .what happened
Nellie. The fact of the matter is thai
Nellie got married in Montanna a
couple of weeks ago and left the com-
pa iv to reside with h.v hubby in Ureal
Fandon has had so many bum sh ws
curing   the   last   few    week-,    dial    ihe
people have become  somewhat tired of
being hi Ike J.
It was General Sherman who said
that war was hell, bul iIkmv is no reason
to believe that lie same authority
would have been ail) less omphalic in
characterising U. C. politics were he in
the Slocan just now.
It is the favorite dream of every girl
Mat when her marriage notice appears
in the papers at least ten men will turn
pale and mutter " (iood (io.l! I have
lost her forever ! "
Bill I've been lo see a palm reader.
I ill And did vou believe what he told
you? Bill Yes, I did. He told
1 was too   easy, an J then   cl
larerea me
The Brehaney company will be at
Spencer's Opera House on April 13th.
This is one of the best musical companies that ever travelled on the Pacific
.     pi;
m    is   open    al
Spencer's, and already most of the seats
have been taken.
LOST: On Cody Avenue near
I. Crawford's residence, 11 gold
ring. Finder will confer a favor
by leaving tho article at this
Any one who wants to stud} law, or
is studying law may learn something
to their advantage by addressing S.
Campbell, box 235, Sandon B. C.
1 will he in Sandon until
.April 1 tth. An Early Sitting will be most satisfactory
io those desiring photographs
Views oi Salidon  and District
For Sale.
Gpposite  C.   P.   I\.   Depot.
Stein Bros.
Grocers and Bakers,
The Best Butter. Eggs and Green
Best Brands of Indian and
Ceylon Tea, Mocha and Java
Hotels and Mine Camps Supplied
Expeditiously and Satisfactorily.
None  but   the  highest   class   goods
handled.     Money refunded if got
not satisfactory.
Pure Teas    Pure C0ffe(
BELIEVING that the people of Sandon aa elsewhere nppreou.
good, clean, wholesome/IM? Tlnfexcellentflavor.putupin n,.;ifi ta., "���
ages of J and 1 pound * u**��ndat a very reasonable |���j(V M
secured the agency tor the famoui SALAD A TPA -anmE
which have been sent to   VOU, I WJH-uixri 1     1 U. 1    T, ���
no mistake about the true value of TRA    ;,ll<1   '  cai   "��M-
commend it as a delightful beverage       * *-" *
Our celebrated Blend of Mocha and Jaoa Coffee
has no Equal in Sandon and all those toho haoe
usrd it cannot saij too much in its praise.
Coal Heaters
Xteous10' Cole's Hot Blast Heater.
Our claims for   this   Heater are  that it ia adapted to any kind   '
equally well.    Kindlj call and inspect our lines
. . ; ..........
ous are
Reco Avenue -- Sandon B.C.
Sandon Bottling Co.
M. W. DAY. Proprist
In imfact iu er  of
_ \ 1'
& J ;4 .i '.v. ��� tvm
Folllott &. SVic
Contactors and Builders-
Dealers In Pressed and Rough Lumber.
Sash, Boors. Blinds, etc.. Made to Order nt Lowest Possible Prims.
Mine and Dimension Timber always in Stock. Plans. Estimates anH
Specifications furnished lor all Classes of Building.
ft *' ;��� ������..���;- ....  . .
The Palace Cafe
s a prior location in Sandon.    h aims to j
) ease
Carbonated   Drinks
of .'ill   kind*.
Ginger Ah
��� ���*fc��->V
Copy Ave
IS here to st
works 1 hi
ee slnlts and has ne\e
pended  operations or cm  down the  aual
assays hieri
[uality oi ns oui
gn in square meals and the   largest appctil
1 t
always be satisfied by the cl
uinary efforts of Littlv Sammy.
Business Men's I
5 cents.
Short Order 2s cents ami up
Sam Lloyd


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