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SANDON, JULY 28 1900,
Chas Gales has moved his barber
shop into the Filbert tent.
���mgus McGillvray was a visitor in
���own from New Denver yesterday.
K p. Trever, from the Ainsworth
store, is filling Mr. Wood's place with
11. Giegerieh.
Sit-in Hros. have opened a grocery
store in the building iu-xi to li. II.
Murhard's restaurant.
|. i*'. Gentry, who has been a resident of Cody for nearly a year past, has
moved back to Sandon again.
Thos. Brown sailed from New York
on the steamer Sardinian on Saturday
last for his home in Scotland.
The foundation has been laid for F.
|, Donaldson's newdrug store. Folliott
\ McMillan are doing the work.
Mi-s Sophie Funk, who has heen
visiting Miss Chisholm at the hospital
will return to Sioean City today.
R. II. Truerrian arrived in town
Thursdaj to ply his artistic avocation.
He has pitched his tent studio near the
Reco hotel.
The munificienl sum of $16.75 has
been forwarded to the Canadian Patriotic fund from the Sandon branch ot
ilu- Bank of 11. C.
Win. Vawkey left for the South on
Thursday, having spent two weeks in
ilu* v.imp. He will go straight thru to
hi-home in Detroit Mich.
E. R. Atherton has commenced the
construction of his building. The lire
proof warehouse is being torn down to
make room lor the new structure.
The opening of the new Filbert was
celebrated on Thursday evening by a
very pleasant liitledanceat which all
present thoroly enjoyed themselves.
Beattie & Docksteader, who have a
lease and bond on the Omega claim
from J. M. Harris, have opened up a
fine showing of ore on the property.
H, T. Ceperley, the Phoenix insurance man, was in from the coast for
a few days this week adjusting matters
in connection with the Last Chance
Messrs. Hood and Cliffe, who have
been sinning with Stutt/'s New York
rhreatns in the great tragic burlesque,
" Was she to Blame," returned to town
on Thursday,
Han Munro returned to Sandon on
Tuesday, after a residence of many
moons in the Boundary camp. He intends to make his headquarters here
for ihe summer.
Jas, J. Godfrey returned to town on
luesday from the head of 41) creek,
where he has heen doing some work on
the Mother Lode claims. He wears
the same old smile.
11 H. Pitts left for the East over the
C. P. R. pn Tuesday. He will spend
a few days in Winnipeg and will visit
tororUo and Montreal, returning in
;ill��ut 30 days with the wife and family.
J-E. Hal ton, a landscape painter of
considerable ability who is now with
'��� Milne & Co., is engaged on a large
0,1   painting  which   represents an   un
fortunate prospector caught in the
mountains, struggling along with his
pack thru a blinding blizzard. The
painting represents one of the dangers
of the mountineers life.
Yesterday's Nelson Tribune contains
the information that the Hall Mines'
smelter after an idleness of several
months, will resume operations on
August 7th. The stock will be run on
purchased ore for some time.
Ed. Bremner, who was until a few
months ago president of the New Denver Miner's Union, has heen at Sieves-
ton, on the l-'raser, for the last month
doing what he could as an official of
the Dominion Labor Bureau to settle
the fishermen's strike.
Walmsley & Bennett are occupying
their new hotel, altho the furnishing
of the house has not been completed.
The bar, which is a very handsome one,
is of local manufacture. Folliott &
McMillan are the builders. The furniture will be supplied from D.J. Robertson & Co's. warerooms.
Jeff Main and George Creech got a
bad shaking up on Tuesday. They
were riding in the express rig when it
got mixed up in a bad crossing near
the depot and turned over on top of
them. Both wear a decided halt in
their gait, but the accident might easily
have been worse. Johnny Cunning
was in the rig at the time but escaped
The decided stand taken by the
police commissioners has had the effect
of relieving Sandon ol the presence ol
several non-producers during the last
few davs. There are several more
whose presence in the city is not
urgently required and if they do not
move during the next few days drastic
measures will be resorted to. I he
black jack games will be shut oil" and
the casus taken.
|. E. Wood, who has been financial
manager for H. Ciegerich's Sandon
branch for a long time, has severed his
connection with that firm and has accepted a position with the Idaho Mines.
At present he is spending a few days
at the Halcyon Springs before commencing his new duties. He will make
his headquarters at Alamo in future.
Mr. W00J has been several years in
Sandon and in his connection with the
Giegerieh linn has become one of the
best known businessmen of the Slocan.
His manv friends will be glad to learn
at in accepting this position with Che
laho he is taking up a line of occupation that will be at the same lime congenial and remunerative.
The Flume Repairs.
Citt* Council Will Muke a Deal With
the Water & Light Co.
The Assessment.
Ninety thousand feet of lumber have
been ordered from Ceo. Lovatt and
Karr & Wilson, most of which has
already been delivered from Kaslo and
Nakusp. The total cost of lumber,
hardware, tools, etc., will be $1,300.
At a meeting held on Wednesday the
relief committee voted an additional
$,,000 to complete ihe work, making a
total of $3,000. A complete statement
of the disbursements in connection with
the work will he published  next week.
Between the Sandon Water & Light
Co. and the City Council there has been
since last summer considerable friction,
as a result of which the city has not
paid for their water service for tire protection and J. M. Harris, president of
the Water & Light company, has withheld his taxes. By the lire several of
the water hydrants were badly damaged
and in certain parts of the town there
is now no lire protection whatever.
Recently H. T. Ceperley visited the
town and gave out the intimation that
unless suitable protection was furnished
the insurance companies would immediately cancel all   the insurance  in town.
The attitude of the insurance companies brot the city council and the
Water & Light Co. together with the
result that they have hurried the
hatchet. The old account of the company, amounting to something over
$1,200 for tire protection service furnished since last November will be accepted as full and complete payment of
taxes owed to the city by J. M. Harris.
The company will immediately commence the repair its system and will
furnish eleven tire plugs at the rate of
$12.50 a month each, or a total of
$1,050 for the use of the eleven hydrants
for the vear.
The city clerk is anxiously  awaiting
the arrival from Victoria of certified
copies of the plats of the town of Sandon in order that he may go ahead
with the assessment roll.
As all the books were burned there is
no data to work from except the maps
tm file in the Victoria office. Neither
1 is there any way of determining what
taxes have been paid and what are still
At a meeting called by Mayor Pitts
to discuss the affairs of the city. On
January 3rd last a statement of the
city's finances was submitted which
showed that there was outstanding for
the year 1899, unpaid takes to the extent of $3,233.41 which, along with the
arrears for '98 totalled $4,108.
Just how much of this has been collected since New Year's we do not
know, but the amount is small and the
probabilities are that outside of the
$1,200 which J. M. Harris turns in on
the water service compromise the city
will lose most of this money unless
those in arrears voluntarily remit their
respective amounts.
About that Skating Rinh.
There is every reason to helieve that
the proposed curling and skating rink
to be built in Sandon will become an
accomplished fact. The curlers have
secured the ground from Colonel Bray-
ton and within a month will proceed
with the formation of a joint stock
company. It is expected that there
will be little  difficulty   in  placing   the
All who are interested in curling,
skating or hockey playing are requested
to meet at the tire tent on Tuesday
evening to discuss the question and see
what can be done to start the project
olT right.
Fishermen's Strike Broken.
The Fraser River fishermen's strike
was broken on Wednesday morning
last when three thousand Japanese
broke away from the union and went
[o work. At last accounts the white
men were gradually drifting back to
work at the Japanese scale. The
militia was turned out and Steveston
put under martial law in the most approved Cceur d' Alene fashion, but as
no great violence, was indulged in the
soldiers did nol have an oportunity to
shoot anyone.
Socialism at Whitetcater.
Rev. A. O. McRae, Ph. D. delivered
a lecture on socialism at Whitewater
on the 25th inst. The lecture was
under the auspices of the Miner's Union
and the large audience present showed
that a treat was expected and in this
thev were not disappointed. Quite a
large number of the Union members
are interested in the Socialistic movement and the able manner in which
the learned lecturer handled the subject was much appreciated by them.
The people of Whitewater are pleased
to have a man of Mr. McRae's abilities
in their midst and it is to be hoped that
thev will have the pleasure of listening
to more lectures fr   a him in the future.
From Sandon over the K. & S. for
the week ending 27th the Payne shipped
200 tons, Ruth 100, Last Chance 20,
and American Boy 20. The Slocan
Star shipped 40 tons over the C. P. R.
The Whitewater mine shipped 114 tons
this week and 94% last week. The
Hillside, at Whitewater, made a test
shipment of %% tons last week.
South Forh Properties.
According to the Kootenaian the
properties on the South Fork of Kaslo
creek are showing up remarkably well.
During the last few days a good strike
has been made on the Bismark property
and on the Cork claim il is asserted
lhat eight feet of ore has been uncovered while several other properties are
said to be showing up remarkably. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, JULY 28, IMP
June 17���WI'i9tl-.-r. Duncan river. .1 S Simpson.
June 2i>-Uto|��!n, Lardo river. 0 J Bloom.
"Bowser, Lardo river, C H Heiming.
July 8-River View, Bear ck, J A MeVleliie.
July 3���P M Fr, Knslo ck. Geo Soncev. Sceptre. Ainsworth Camp. Lt-ander Sliuw. Blue Bird,
Kaslo ck. Frank Nelson.
July 4-W J Fr. Woodbury ck, P J 0111.
Juno, Whitewater, G H Banting. Nellie J,
Duncan river,Q F Copeland. Halifax. Lardo
river, Alfred Johnson. Silver Bow, Duncan
river, A Gunn.
5-Elsle R, Woodbury ck, A 0 Adams. Star,
East river. Archie Fletcher. Key Winder, Hall
ck, Hugh McKay.
8���Fair View. Blue Ridge, Alex Miller.
7��� Prince Edward, betJafkson and Spring: cks��
J Mclsaae.   Ayershlre.samc, J Anderson.
<)���Rose, Ainsworth, (* L Brush, Jessie, Lardo-
Duncan, W R Smith.
10��� Daniel, Milford ck, Samuel Millin^ton.
U���Independence Hot Springs Camp, A O
Egbert. M H R, Bear ck, J R Murray. Iron
King, Han-mil ck, Theo Dufiesne.
IS���Mercury, bet Silver and Fry eks. M M
Gliigman. Jupiter, same. F \V Llnds-y. Saturn,
same, J Ridebaugh. Mars, same, C <! Simjaon.
Wateriord, bet Briggs and Cariboo eks, H A
is���Toledo. Hot Springe Camp. D G Strobeck.
Mascot, same, J R Hardie.
14-Maud, Crawford ck.Chas Borem. Northern
Light No 2, Woodbury ck, C C Poyntz Silver
Queen, Quartz ck, Thos |_ Duffy
1�����Majestic, Woodbury. Chas H Beau. Boxer
Fr, Jackson Basin, SninNcwswander. Maud M
Fr. Jackson Basin, J .1 Fleutot.
July 3���Dominion. Blutcher, Ottawa, Abbjiia.
Ovid Hill. Eveidng Glory. Bird. Caledonia. TwI-
light. Twilight No t. Venose, Royal, Diamond
Jubilee, Apex. Twin Lake-), Oreen. Tiny,
Treadwell Philomau, Green Lakes Fraction,
John A. Alice Fr. Marguerite Fr. Bertha. 4���
Suburban, Silent Friend, Liverpool. Lodestar.
Silver Spray, Silver B>w M tuntaln View. Royal
Clipi>er. 6��� I'akota, Fourth of.Iuy, Hammill
Creek, Silver Boy, Red Elephant Excels or,
Gouro, Insurgent No 2. Insurgent Nn l, Frisco,
Cresswell, Cresswell No 2. Crackshnt N'o l, Crock-
Shot No _. 6���Burgess Ring, Lauarkshir. Sylvia.
Cuba N'o _. 8���Nelly Woods. Minnie L. M*iry J.
Andrew J, Utica. 10���Empress Fr. Empress,
Oriflamme, Alpha. 11 ���Blue Bird. Surprise,
18���Durango. Tiger. 18���Elma. New Era. 13-
Ainsworth. Bad Fr. Lake View, Ruby Kr. 1 X L
Fr. Banner, Bo nt}, Humming Bird, Ouoka.
B N A. Lynx Fr. Havana, Fletcher. Cuba,
Wonder, Copper Head. Secret, .lack Rabbit,
Pilot, Weness, Bracelet, Myrtle. Red star, True
Blue. 14���Cvdone Bezel Mav, Big Four. Doer
Park, M 1\ Minnie H, Re ��� Prince, Black Argel
liti. 16��� Martha. Black Hawk. St Paul. Red Star.
Vernie. Hel-.ne, Cook, E(|iiity. .Mainm >ti,. 17���
Lucky R ib, Sultan.
July 3���Cresant.   16��� Dublin.
July 3���Hardscrarble, Chief and Mironda.
G J Henry and C H Green to G D Westby, option to purchase for -t8JSO0.
Evening Glory, _, J F Metson to  Rio Ridded.
Goid Hill, _, E Montrevil o R W Ridded.
Trueiichers. _, A W.Johnson and 1" A Carlqnlst
to Q Lofsteadt.
Bracelet, 1-6, I* A Carlqalsl toG Lofsteadt.
Alabama, J, Bloomington, j, G Lofsteadt to A
W Johnson.
Bracelet, 10. I* A Carlqulst to A \V J unison.
July ")���Minnie Ha Ha. ���/ Bulger to \V Herder
July ��> -Great Br'tain. H E Johnson to R McLean.
Moggie, M A Kelly 11 John Kelly.
July !)-Homestake and Yosemlte, Evelyn M
Sandilands release to R Macdonald and X Macdonald.
Homestake and Yosemiie. ' each, R Macdonald
and N Macdonald to C II Green
July 10���Empress Fr, \V s Drewry to J J
Sballoross, _ Int, to T G Porter. \ int.
Empress Fr, F S Clements to W S Drewry.
Pon n Drill and Cresant, l each. .1   D (took to
D A Kendall.
Sultan nnd Republic Fractions.  \V  S  Drewrv
to T G Procter, J hit iii each, to .1 J Shnllorcss".
int in each.
_3m|iroj��, ', T H Procter and W S Drewry to J
J Shall cross.
July 11���Iron King, _, T Dufretne to .1 Moln,
July 13���Great Britain group, _, ���John Lyod to
S A Hnrini.oi
s a llartman to R Rartman, a sign ment of
Working bond on Great Britain gr aip.
Liberal, Whitewater Deep Fr, Voseinile Fr. and
Oregon,. each, It E L Brown to Earl Syndicate
Rerairgain, Silver six. Silver Plume* Lydia A,
Dun: egan. Atlml, Yankee Kio and Island Boy,
aii int. A McMillan to A Keown.
Ruby Fr, I) K sir ibeok to P E Fisher.
Kootenay   Bell. 1-6, A   W  Crittenden toCW ,
July 11���Mammoth and Equity, 1-10, R P
Briggs to M Augu-tine.
The recent rise in tin; price of silver
has caused n good deal of comment, as
well as of coujocture as to tho future
course of the quotations. In some
quarters there ti disposition to regard
the rise as largely speculative, or, pet -
baps, due to the action of parties controlling a large share of the output of
tho metal; but for this view there seems
to be but little foundation. There has
been some speculative interest in the
market, but not enough to exercise any
marked influence on quotations; and
while sellers naturally watch conditions
closely, there has been nothin"; like
concerted action on their part for an
advance. The rite has been due to an
active demand for the metal, the causes
for which can be explained with little
There has been, as we noted pome
time ago, an increase in the demand
for silver for industrial purposes. This
is the result in part of the low prices
which have prevailed for several years,
but in greater degree of the general
prosperity of the past two or three years.
Business has been good, the world lias
been busy, and has had a surplus to
spend; so that there has been a demand
for the articles of use and ornament in
which silver forms an important part.
Tliis industrial demand, however,
though of importance, is not of itself
enough to cause a rise in prices. This
is mainly due to the demand for I In-
metal -n the East, especially in India
and China*
The quantity of silver taken for export to India in the first half of the year
showed an increase of 25 per cent .
which was mainly due lo the purchases
of the metal which were forced on tin-
Indian Government, When the coinage
of silver was discontinued in India
seven years agd, the reserve which the
Government maintained against its cir
dilating notes was largely in (silver
rupees. As this reserve was drawn
upon it was replaced hy gold, under
the policy adopted by the Government.
India is a poor country, however, ami
the great bulk of the business transactions among its people is in amounts
too small for any gold coin that might
be issued; and gold coin does not cir
culate at all in the country Even tin-
hoards of the people are usually too
small for gold, and by necessity as well
as hy custom they are iu silver. The
demand for coined rupees continued
steadily and the reserve in the Indian
Treasury was drawn down so low that
the Government became alarmed at i's
small amount. When the necessarily
large expenditures for famine relief
were added, the situation became alarming. The Government w;is forced to
give way, and to order a large coinage
of silver rupees. The amount of this
new coinage has not heen nude public;
but as the purchases of silver continue,
it may be inferred that a limit has mil
been reached'.
Besides thisGovernment demand, the
private   purchases  of  silver  for   India
have continued as large as usual.   It
has been noted heretofore that in famine
years sales of silver to India do not  fall
off, as might he expected;  and this has
been the case (luring the present year.
For China the'demand has heen on a
different basis.    The shipments to  that
country for  the   first   hali' of  the year
have heen nearly double  those of last
year.    This lias  not  boon  due to any
great increase in trade, but to the fact
that European nations���especially Russia���have been spending large amounts
in China for railroad building, mine
explorations, improvements of ports
Rnd other works, and their payments
have been largely made in silver. The
demand thus created had to be met by
purchases in the open market, and
these have been a factor quite as important as the Indian buying in maintaining prices. The demand for China
is likely to continue and may be increased rather than diminished by the
present state of affairs there. If, as
seems probable, large foreign forces are
to be kept in the country for sometime,
payments must be made for their subsistence and other purposes which will
be very large in the aggregate; and for
these payments silver must be had.
Upon the whole it appears probable
that the demand for silver will be large
for some time tu come, aud that the
metal will command high prices���high,
that is, in comparison with those which
have heen the rule for several years
past.��� E & M. Journal.
���'Only the closest attention on the
pari of the householders, aided hy lawn
hose and huckcl brigades,saved a town
from bein������* reduced to ruins." Such is
a sentence from the press report of the
lier ce fire inCossitl Brothers'implement
factory aud other properties nt Brock*
ville, on Sunday, where 1*200,000 tn
$800,000 damage was done In the
great fire al New York harbor, last
week, win-re 1*20 lives were lost, and
throe ocean liners with their wharves
and warehouses were burned, under
unusual and dreadful conditions, men
with buckets saved much property.
I estimouy to the value of the bucket
brigades is homo in the information of
one at (ishawa. and the agitation il
favor of one nl Hull, so recently dovas
riu* o'licial return* of the New York
lire commissioners for six '���ouseeutivc
years showed thnt nul nf 1." 255 tires.
8,453 weie put nut by pails nf water, 'it
per rent, of the \vh de number More
instances ini-jiit easily hi given, bul
these are i| lite sufficient t i prove the
valui* of such simple means of putting
out lire ns barrels nr tanks kept full of
water; buckel hrigntles, for use with
those or in cases where a stream or
pond or |,-r e is available Small towns
and vil ayes, whoso inhabitants think
they cannot afford lire engines or wntei
woiks, slum Id form bucket brigades-
ami isolated factories or mills, whether
they have other lire appliances or not,
should have water-buckets and water-
hands in easily accessible places.
But who i>, to convince the residents
nf towns ami villages of tho ever present
danger of firu? Who will induce them,
apathetic ns the averairo householder
or merchant is in such mat'.ers, to provide even the cheap and simple pail
and cask brigade for the protection of
his property:-' Public opinion dihuld
he aroused to compel the supply ,,f f*re
appliances of some sort in every town,
village and hamlet. Property-owners
should insist that the councillors they
elect should s-e to the protection of the
residents whom they represent. Who
will deny that it is the duty of town
councils to take measures to protect the
health of their municipalities, especially
when an epidemic exists or a plague
approaches?   And i8 ���ol fire, in this
country so  largely  wood-built, a con.
stant menace?
We need municipal regulation 0| the
erection of buildings iu towns, as well
as of their fire appliances, Recall the
frightfully dangerous condition ,,f guji
with its rows upon rows of wooden
shanties. How many more times nutst
the town be burned over and human
beings burned to death, how niativ
other towns must be half burned down
before such perilous and ftte-iuvitin_-
condltions are made to cease? The
firemen iu towns, and the. constables in
Villages, COUld do valuable work, if
clothed with the proper authority, [n
seeing to the removal of combustible
materials with which hundreds and
thousands of dwellings, outbuildings
aud yards are filled ���Monetary Times,
The terror of reform is that  we must
cast away our virtues ���Emerson
No simplicity Of mind, no obscurity ol
-tation, can escape the  universal dutv
.if questioning all that wo believe
It is wrong to believe on unworthy evidence.���Clifford.
A true religion, concern n_: all men
in all times and in all places, should of
necessity be eternal, universal, nnd
evident Not one has these three char
tu'teristlc*. Thus they are thrice proven
What custom wills, in all things should
we do't.
���he dust nil antique tune would lie nil*
And mountainous error to he t > i highly
For truth to ovorpecr.
Ever, system   of   leligioll   the   world
has yel seen recognize* failh ns nn in
dispensable duty; bul to even system
if science it is a hiudrnm e instead of a
duty, inasmuch as il discourages those
inquisitive and Innovating habits on
which all intellectual progress depends.
��� Buckle.
Wordi of Warning*.
Remembei that the Chinese are not
an 'enthusiastic people.' Thei��*hearts
are not ���easily fired.1   They are not
prone to outbursts of emotion China
moves ns th,- glacier rather than ns
!li<* volcano or cyclone. Bui Bhe
moves. You mav defeat her to-day,
you may defeat her tomorrow*, you
may botrjl -ml her Tnka forts; you
IHHV even land an army and, ill urli-
illg over the" low. alluvial, fertile
lands of China,   spring upon  Pekin.
What,  then ?     Yell    have   rt< re
gained the country than by the capture of (Boston  vou  would gnin the
l'nited S'ates. It is like inacer ting
ilie waves. Vmi may cut and slash
and stab. The billows will swirl up
and roll. It is war upon an implac-
able enemy, as If assailing the nir of
the clouds.���The late John Russell
Young, former Minister of China.
Make the ease of others your 0WI1,
and your own theirs, and you will then
have a clear idea of the whole. Thos.
Sense in vour ads will bring dollars. THK PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, JULY 28
PropertH Otoncrs in the Vicinity of
Codi) Want that District
Opened Up.
While the B. C. government is in the
rojid-building line the property owners
inl|ie neighborhood of Cody believe
,-u, the)    have   a    lirst-rla-s  right   to
soittc of the money thai is about to be
,,^-ropriated for that purpose.
;y/'tliiii a radius of live miles of Cody,
up the Carpenter and Cody creeks,
there are some of the best surface shew-
m,rs ever discovered   in   the   Slocan.
llkiv I'as not been a great deal of
work done in the vicinity, but almost
,,H the claims that have been opened up
have fulfilled the inpications, and there
is no shadow of doubt lhat the mineral
hell which surrounds Sandon extends
rijjhl up to ihe divide and over onto
the Ainsworth side, altho the development of some of the South Fork properties has not been ihe unqualified
success that has been hoped for.
ll i> 10 open up this upper country
that the 11 ails are needed. Al present
ii is absolutely impossible to reach
111,111, ol" these properties except by
back-packing, and until some reasonable transportation facilities are furnished tl'e opening up oi (he district will be
indefinatelj delayed.
An effort will be made to impress
these facts on the government or upon
whoever has the handling of the mor,e\
appropriated for this district, in order to
assure, il possible, an equitable expenditure for this purpose.
In ilk efforts to secure this expenditure of government money on this
much-needed work the Cody property
owners should be backed by Sandon
merchants.    There  is a large country
il the head of the South   Fork of Klslo,
Kokanee creek, Woodbury creek
���ind Cody and Carpenter creeks that
should he tributary to Sandon. The
Kaslo people are unceasing in their
efforts lo get their South Fork road
buill up to the divide and even now the
ihe government is spending considerable money on this work. Sandon lvas
tl geographical advantage over the lake
towns, but unless our business men
make a move immediately the Kaslo
and Ainsworth people will have roads
hull! into these camps and will secure
'he trade,
The Vulture Shipping.
After over a year's steady development, ilk- management of ihe Vulture
������"���s commenced shipping. A carload
was packed down to the K. & S. track
���his week which will give high average
smelter returns. The ore being shipped
ls only that taken out in development.
A strike was make in the No. 2 a few
days ago which greatly enhances the
'���''due of the property.
1 he Vulture belongs to the Mining
���**������ Financial Trust of Toronto and is
lH''"g handled hy Wm. Lewis, an old-
'"'���'��� hi the Slocan camp.
Mvertiae ���>�� the Paystreak.
An Injustice.
(To the Editor of The Paystreak. .
Ihru some misapprehension on
the part of the miners of this camp 1
am being done a great injustice. It is
staled lhat I was one of the men who
worked at the Payne mine last summer
during the strike. This is absolutely
untrue. At the time of the strike I was
cooking at the Lake View hotel in
Nelson and did not arrive in the Slocan
until the latter part February, when 1
took charge of the K. & S. hotel, McGuigan, remaining there until the 1st
ot July. 1 never worked in a mine in
my life and had no sympathies with the
class with whom 1 am being represented as associated. I hope that Unpeople who have done me this injustice
will kindly take note of this intimation
as my business is prejudicially affected
Yours  Respectfully
Joe Stocker,
Proprietor, Miners' Hotel Cafe.
Cioil Engineer,
Architect, Etc.
P O  BOX 170
A. R. Heyland-!
Engineer and
Provincial Land
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Notar*, Public.
L. L. B.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public, Etc.
SANDON. - - B.C.
The smelter at Grand Forks will start
up in a couple of weeks. There are
now on hand at the smelter about 3000
tons of ore on which to commence
operations and a new roast heap of tooo
tons has just been tired. The ore bins
are full and fresh shipments are coming
in daily.
Estate of Scott  McDonald,   Deceased.
All persons having anyolaimi or demand*)
against the estate of Scott McDonald, late of
apokane in Hit-state nf Washington, deceased, un- required to liic the same clearly eerti
lied with the undersigned, on or before tin-
IMh day nf August 1000.
the said date the executors will proceed to
distribute the estate amongst the parties entitled thereto, having  regard  only to the
claims of   which they shall then  have hail
nol ice.
Iiated at  Rossland.  B.C., the 16th day of
July, A. 1> . I'.hju
Solicitors for Executors.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay   District,    V, here   located : On
the North Fork of Carpenter Creek, about
:t  mile-from Three Forks.
Take Notice that  I  Frank L. Christie, acting for myself, Free Miner's Certificate No.
B88106.   and as agent lor C I>.  Hunter. Free
Miner's Certiflcate, No. BK63A7. F. 8autor,Free
Miner'-.CertilicNo. ni:,Ki *.'. and Geo. H. Winter
intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Record.r for a Certifloate of Improvements, lor tin   purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of tin above claims.
And further take  notice that action  under
Sections". 1nu.1t  he commenced hefore  the
issuance of Mich Certiflcate of Improvements
Dated this nineteenth day of .lune. A.D. 1900.
Established 1805.
Slocan Mines.
Mining Stocks bought and Sold. General
\gent for slocan Propertiea. Promising
Prospects For Sale.
Whitetcater   Hotel.
1 have taken over and re-opened the
Whitewater Hotel. This house is
nicely furnished and comfortably equipped and will be conducted along first-
class lines. When in Whitewater stop
at ihe Whitewater Hotel.
William Walmsley,
Application For Liquor License.
NOTICE ia herehy Riven that SO days from
date hereof I intend to apply to the license
commissioners of the city of Sandon for a
license to sell all spirituous and fermented
liquors on the premises formerly occupied by
Mr-.. Mcintvre's boarding house.
Dated at Sandon July 80th, 1!K)0.
Transfer of Liquor License.
NOTICEis hereby given that 80 days from
date hereof we will apply to the license commissioners of the city of Sandon for perinis-
.inn to transfer the license held by Fischer _E
Collins, Central Hotel, to the Brewery Hotel.
Sandon, B C, July 10th.
Application  for Transfer of Liquor   License.
NOTICE is herehy Riven that, we intend to
apply to the license commissioners of the City
of Sandon for transfer of Reco hotel liquor
license to the building on lots 11 and 18,blook6.
Dated at Sandon this 88th day of June, 1900.
Meets in Crawford's Ball every Wednesday
Evening.   Visiting Brethern cordially invited
to attend.
Subscribers,   ft.00   per    month
Private Patients 18.00 per day, exclusive of expense of physician or
surgeon and drugs.
Dr.  W.  E. GrOim, Attendant  Physician.
MissS. M. Cilisiiui.M, Matron.
J, D. McLaughlin, President.
W. L. Ha-'i.ki-,Secretary.
Wm. DoNAiiiK. J. V.Mahtis, R.J. McLlUX,
amiis.1. McDonald, Mikk Brady, Director--.
I. O. (). F.
Meetings every Friday  Evening at  7:80 in
Crawford's  Hull. Visiting   brethren  arts
cordially invited to attend.
REV. A M SANFORD, Vice-Grand
Secretary. Nohle Grand.
A. F. & A. M.
Regular Communication held first Thursday in each month in Masonic. Hall at 8 P. M.
So{ounningbrethern are cordially invited to
at I end
Thomas Brown,
'���Land Registry Act.'
Tn the mutter of an application for dnpli
1 cateaof the Certificates of Title to Lot
Two   (8)   Blook  One ,1) (Map  809)   Town   of
NOTICE is hereby given that it is my intention at the expiration of one month from
the tirst publication hereof to issue duplicates of the Certificates of title of Hunh Mo-
Gee to the ahove lands dated 87th August
1997 and Hist July 1H'.��S and numbered 41060
and 1018 k respectively.
Regist rar-General.
Land  Segistry Office Victoria, B.C.
8th June. 1000
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced JUNK
10th. The "Imperial Limited" takes you across the
Continent in four days without cnange. It is a solid
vestibuied train, luxuriously
equipped with every possible
essential for the comfort and
convenience of Possengers.
Ask your friends   who have
travelled on it, or address
J. R. Crudjfe,
Agent. Sandon.
E. J. Coyle,        W. F. Anderson.
A. G. P. A.,
Vancouver, B. 0.
T. P. A.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White Metal damp on Earth.
Subscription   -   -   -   -   $3.00 a year.
Strictly in advance.
William MacAdams, Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON, B. C., JULY 28,  iqoo.
With the Province of British Columbia the question
of Oriental labor is one of life or death. It is not possible
for white labor to flourish or even to live in competition
with the Chinese and Japanese coolies who are being
shipped in hordes into this province. It is estimated that
there are between twenty and twenty-five thousand of these
wage-cutters in B. C. During the first six months of 1900
there were over 6000 Japs brot into the province, and,
should the influx be continued at the present rate, there will
in ten years be many more Orientals than Caucasians in
the province. Every Chinaman or Jap takes the place of a
white man or woman, and by his employment the country
as a whole loses the difference between the wage scale for
which Asiatics are prepared to work and the rate that
would otherwise be paid a Caucasian employed in a similar
To the people of British Columbia this Oriental labor
question is the one nearest to heart and pocket. If the
influx is allowed to continue the best province in the
dominion will retrograde to the level of the countries from
which these people come. If the influx is stopped British
Columbia will become the best country under the sun.
Just how to check the onward rush of these yellow-
skins is the puzzler. The province, so we are told, has no
power to legislate in such matters. The dominion government has the power but will not act. Wilfred Laurier tells
us that for "Imperial reasons" it would not be diplomatic
to exclude Japanese, and, while the Chinese poll tax has
been raised to about one-tenth of what it should be, the
Ottawa government absolutely refuses to put on the Natal
act, which Joe Chamberlain recommends as just the exact
thing. All of which tends to confirm the general suspicion
that Laurier's "Imperial reasons" are to some extent
annexed to the desires of the C. P. R.
That the Laurier government can refuse to take action
on a question of such vital importance to this province is
largely the fault of the people of this province. In their
selection of parliamentary representatives they have been
very foolish. Hewitt Bostock, for instance, is no more fit
to handle such a case in the dominion house than he is
to direct the planetary system. Auley Morrison is another
chump of the first water, and Col. Prior and Rev. Maxwell
are as useless as wooden Indians. In fact Billy Mclnnes
is the only man British Columbia sent to Ottawa who
could make himself heard in the bedlam that reigns on
Parliament Hill. And now W. W. B. has withdrawn
from dominion politics, and if the Laurier government
holds another session before dissolution this province will
be practically unrepresented and no progress toward an
exclusion bill need be hoped for.
To the people of eastern Canada this matter of Oriental
immigration is of little concern. There are comparatively
few Asiatics east of the mountains, and the people of
Ontario and the Maritime provinces care little about British
Columbia's troubles while they have troubles of their own.
It is this disinterestedness on the part of eastern Canadians
that makes it possible for Sir Wilfred Laurier and his
colleagues to stand British Columbia off with the "Imperial
reason" bluff, which, proporly interpreted, means Canada
for the Canadian Pacific. If the danger to this province
and to the whole dominion of an unrestricted Asiatic immi
gration were brot home to eastern people in such a manner
that they could not possibly overlook it, Wilfred Laurier's
"Imperial reasons" would not last three minutes. p-jty*
sentiment would give him the alternative of prohibit,'
Oriental immigration altogether or quitting- puolic life j
altogether. When the people know what they want thev
usually get it.
A knowledge of these facts should furnish a key to tlu-
whole situation. Why should not the people of British
Columbia undertake the work of educating the people of
the east to a proper sense of the danger of Oriental labor?
Suppose, for instance, that a popular fund were raised in
B. C. for the purpose of shipping all the Chinese and Japs
willing to go into Manitoba to work on the harvest. Three
or four thousand eastern Canadians come out to the prairie
province every year to help in taking off the crop. Wages
for harvesters run from aS;KS to aS-45 a month and hoard,
while in good seasons threshers get from 81.75 to 82.50a
day and board. Tliis year, owing to the light crop, the
profits of wheat growing will be small and no doubt if
Japanese labor were offering at $10 a month as it is along
the Fraser many prairie farmers would take advantaged
it. This would run three or four thousand Ontario farmers' sons square up against the cheap labor proposition,
and the experience ot" working fov 1>k> a month or walking
home would furnish them with an education that would
make them and all they came in contact with   rabid exclus
ion agitators.
After harvest the  celestials   would naturally drift east
into the lumber camps and would cut the Ontario boys out
of their winter's work there, so that in a few months even
lumberman in Ontario would have lo work tor Japanese
wages or starve. Suppose, for instance, that Clergue, the
Sault 5Ste. Marie pulp man, should suddenly discharge his
5000 white employees, who are getting $1.50 and up a day,
and put on 5000 Japs at $10 a month. Talkabouta
howl���why the people of Ontario would simply go wild.
Laurier would have to call another session and pass exclusion legislation or go down to   hopeless   defeat at  tho forth
coming elections.
This scheme, ot" course, is not calculated to relieve
British Columbia oi Chinese and Japanese. The bars are
down and it is safe to assume that for every [ap or Mongol
shipped east another one would be imported from across
the sea. But as a crusade of education it would In- a startling success. The expense involved would not be great.
No doubt if the great transcontinental lines were asked to
compete for the carrying of, say, ten thousand Chinamen
from Vancouver to Toronto a rate of a$io a head could bs
secured. That is to say, if the people oi B. C. cared to
subscribe $100,000 thev'could land ten thousand Chinamen���loaded with bubonic plague, syphilis, Asiatic cholera,
leprosy, etc., etc., in the citv oi Toronto. The educating
influence that a procession oi this kind, accompanied by a
brass band and a hunch oi quarantine officers, marching
from the union depot to the citv hall, would have on tlu*
citizens of Toronto could not be estimated in dollars and
cents. It would be worth hundreds of millions to the
province ot British Columbia. It would secure tho legislation that this province must have to save it from ruin.
. Something like this will have to be done. British
Columbia is a unit on the Oriental question, and no proposal, however'radical or drastic, that offers relief will be
overlooked. Already the Coast papers are commenting
favorably on this scheme, and no one need express surprise ,
it within the next few weeks one  of the most startling an    <
otiginal movements ever recorded in  history is commenced
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Hit ihe   Iron Trail For
Netc Denoer
||1    tllC      ICnt Where, on the Placid   Bosom of
, ihe   Cool,   Salubrious Lake,   or
OpPOSlTC "��� ,1k' pragrHnt   Recesses of the
1*1 1 ���** ��� 111     ' 11 1 Primeval   Forests,    You    may
ii(^ rilucrt Hotel siv,ki the *MvMh ��n swee-
Communion with Nature.
You   will find  all the Comforts
of a Home at I Ik*
Neirjmarket Hotel.
If vou care for Fishing )-u can
Secure Boats, Fishing lackle,
etc., from the Management.
Guides who will Pilot you to
the Best Fishing Grounds alwavs on Hand. Bait in Flasks,
Bottles or Kegs furnished at
Regulation Rates by the Proprietor.
Henru Stcge.
The Denver
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Cody Ave.
Comfortable Rooms
Good Dining Room Service
Reasonable Rates
A Quiet, Orderly, Homelike Hotel
Lodging House-
Nice Comfortable  Beds.
T<> Let by  the Day. Week
Month or Year.    Get One
Before they are all Taken
Sandon  Cartage Go.
Delivered to all parts of the
\Y. J. Armstrong & Co.
Have   Moved   into   their    New  Store,   Next   to
Folliott &   McMillan's   Factory and Will
Execute All Orders Promtly
A Fine Line  of ... .
Worsteds, Tweeds and Serges
On   Hand.
Fit Guaranteed.
Folliott 8c McMillan,
Contractors and Builders.
i'l        Dealers in Dressed and Rough Lumber.        j
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j Sash, Doors, Blinds, etc., Made to Order at Lowest Possible Prices. ];'
It' Mine and Dimension Timber always in Stook. Plans, Estimates and -r
U Specifications furnished for all Classes of Building. Ul
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Factory Opposite C.  P. R,  Freight Shed.
Railroad Avenue       -        Sandon.
\dvertise paystre
Machine Poetri*   by  John  Carolin.
Am I thot of today in that land far
away ; the land that 1 loved long ago.
And tbe friends ever kind, do they love
me in mind or ever a kind word bestow
on the exile wbo roved from the land
that he loved and wandered far over
thr foam. Do they still think of me in
lhat land o'er the sea? Ob, am 1 remembered at home ?
For I love the dear land with its
mountains so grand, its valleys and
bright crystal streams, and the fields
blooming fair, bow I long to be there,
but often I'm there in my dreams. And
I see the old spot and the dear humble
cot, yes dearer than castle or dome. Do
they still think of me in that land o'er
the sea ? Oh, am I remembered at
home ?
Yet they say it seems strange that in
absence we change, and cease to remember the past. That distance can
sever affection whenever our lot in a
strange land is cast. No ; the Eden of
earth is the land of our birth, no matter
wherever we roam. Do they still
think of me in the land o'er the sea?
Oh am I remembered at home ?
If they still think of me contented
I'll be. Contented I'll be as of old.
The love of a mother,a father or brother
is dearer than grandeur cr gold.    The
only    real     treasur tis   life's   fondest
pleasure- -this message to sen J o'er the
foam : Do they still think of me in the
I ind o'er the sea ? Ob, am I remembered at home.
The Business heretofore conducted
tn giant powder over a year old the
glycerine is liable to crystallize after
that time, and the presence of crystal
in a slick of powder makes its handling
dangerous. A scratching of that crystal, a jar of the stick, or the rubbing of
one stick against another is likely to
produce an explosion. The best powder is that about six months old. Hefore that time the glycerine is liable to
be soft. There is also danger of get-
ing new powder too warm and melting
the glycerine. A drop falling an almost    imperceptible     distance   will   at
once explode. Giant powder will sometimes burn without exploding, but the
starting of a single drop of glycerine it
contains, either by exciting the crystal
when it is too old or tbe melting drop
when it is too new, is what does the
An old maid stood on a steamer's
deck, whence all but she had fled, and
calmly faced a kissing bug that circled
overhead. The madiens shrieked and
llie matrons swooned, and the men all
prayed for ram, but the game old maid
like a hero stayed and murmured
"Come again."
"I hardly think," said the honeyed
solicitor, "lhat you can get a judical
separation from your wife on account of
her making a practice of shying anything that comes handy at the howling
"But damitall" cried the man with
the haggard look and the black eye,
"I may get hit in a vital spot before
she learns to aim straight."
bv Hunter Hros. will betaken over
Next month by
The Xew Firm will carry a larger
Stock than Ever and hope to receive
the same liberal Patronage that has
been extended to the old firm ol
We arc now Carrying a Heavy Line of
Which we will dispose of at the
liver Heard of in the Kootenay.
Don't Fail to Examine our Stock
and Compare our Prices.
Cleaned, Dyed, Pressed and
When You Need Furniture
Figure the Cost in the   East
Add the Freight, Teaming, Loss
Sandon Bottling Co.   ��f Time' etc"and Com,)a,v witl1
Vou Can't Afford to Deal Elsewhere
Our Prices are the Lowest
���: Manufacturer of ������
Carbonated  Drinks
Of   all    kinds.
Copy Ave.
Sandon. n,Kf,AYS^KAK)SAN.>ON,B.C���JULY28,i900.
NllV um no patriot! not forme
S-Jg prejudice,*) proud, of one's own country,
AUVHV, right, clilefcst cause of enmity.
atwee��� ihi' nations.   Were It not for this.
Ago, exchanged of brotherhood tlie k'8s!
V)1(ti Were it not for this, how great a flood
Hni ni v-r flowed of warmest, reddest blood.
Prom i" aria of murdered heroet,brave and good I
How many women bearta uubroke had been.
Hod patriots" not forgotten they were men,
A Jul murdi red that th<-lr land ml-rht "glory "wtn.
0 fully. tbU, 10die to wear a tats'!
0crime, ("kill becauseone"ioountry'i Bag
[jdlfl. renl from some other piebald ragl
���.������, noble hiiirts find one land scant of room,
ill men their brothers,and the world their borne.
From hlghesl mountain peak to ocean foam.
Their love li"l'l* all, their boast I* every clime,
Their -> mpathy with every race lu every time.
AH nntrlol songs with equal voice ihey eblme.
Tlie) lilt no flog, and SOUnd no party ery,
And leave lo fools to run in herds to die,
Insane ol hearing, "Foreign foes are nigh!"
Forthem there ire no foreigners at all.
No prejudice of birth, no Chinese wall,
Tin Briton bul the fellow of the Gaul.
The) hold all roads arc open,earth and sea,
\u ii_litiul duty, tax, or pass-tort ee,
Ail travelers ,vel'*ome, and nil commerce free.
The> would all hounds were blotted, bars were
All ii ition-lines and States were overthrown,
N lutrhi li ft '"it honest nrlghlmrh ��� dl al<	
For ii utest men no laws, no government,
\\ inierfcn nee, how BoeVr well uu. nt.
Kach mau s life, fortune, ns he pleases -pent.
0 when cliall men he tail enough to see
Tli il pride i f country makes for slaver) .
Tlial he alone who has no Bag m free!
il < ii' i  w ;'li' nt the c uiilry. hnldls nil;
Willi  'i   :i ll i'-: ;ili ll.liners dr;i| e lii< w;ill;
His patriot heart hears but tli   wiil   world's en 11
- .1. Willi.in Lloyd
ll ***. :-.!��� 1.1 X.    IN    < OI.UHADO.
"I Iii ��� i> .in i-1.-1 <d big tunnels in Color-
iii|n .i ;n,-i-s from various cause**;
first, perhaps, thai tunneling which is
tin in st ih >ii ill!,-I��nnl  nf mi ni !**_*; de-
vclnj nit-ill   is  ho   iinu'li   less  expensive
than tmnierlv, owing  tn the vnsd   Im
prove neiit.111.1 cheapening m the nie.'tns
"I   UX'iluiatltinii,       In   early   days   sm li
undertakings were by hand Inbor hikI
black powder, now we have nir drills
mid dynamite, nnd can make 200 feet n
month, where formerly we could only
make 50 nr 100
Mines have pit di>\\ n -an deep thnt the
expense nf haulage o! mv nnd rock nnd
water to tho Biirfnee have greatly in
eieasod, especially water. Thnt fncloi
has niuiv than once tlu041 toned to clone
down a valuable mine, like ihe Lamar-
tine, for instance, from absolute fear of
being drowned out, the water {jetting
beyond the control of the pumps A
dr,linage tunnel in BUch instances ho-
came an absolute necessity, and a
drainage tunnel comprehended nn ex-
l'"il tunnel tn deliver   the   nres   nf   the
""hie at a low level in the bottom of an
Adjoining gulch, ami with no other
"���"live power than gravity.
s,ime tunnels have lieen driven on a
main vein, mining and Bhipping ore
rigid nlong, and at the same time with
a view of crosecutting and developing
cross !,s well as blind, veins m�� t en
route. Others have heen driven purely
as crosscut tunnels with n view to ex-
l""l(' a prop rty known to contain
snveral cross vein a, Another class, like
the Newhouse, is driven under the
properties of other people, looking for
revenue from  the owners of good pro
perties in the lhape of royalties fop the
hauling of ore and drainage, also looking to discovery and ownership of any
blind leads encountered.
One of the earliest tunnels of any size
in Colorado was the Bobtail at Black
Hawk, driven by manual labor, in the
sixties, to open the Bobtail, Its length
wag 1,200 feet, to which 2,500 feet extension has been added, tapping adjoining properties. Its greatest depth is
only 160 feet below the surface, and as
several shafts were sunk years ago to a
much greater depth than the tunnel, its
present utility for ore shipments and
drainage is limited
The Burleigh Tunnel, at Georgetown,
was the. first tunnel iu Colorado driven
by machine drills.
The Revenue Tunnel is located at the
foot of Mt. Hendricks, Ouray, to reach
and develop the Virgiuius mine, carrying gold and silver The Viiginius
workings were shafts and tunnels four
miles loug. The tunnel was commenced
in the fall of 1887, completed in 1891.
The tunnel is 8 feet square. It intersects the Viiginius at 7,.SOO feet, or over
a mile, from which intersection there is
an extension on the vein another half
mile Prom this the ore iu the vein
will be taken out from below. Stoping
will lie carried upwards tn a vertical
height of over 2,000 feet, for a length
along the vein of 7,500 feet, the average
width nl* the vein being ."> feet The
greatest depth of the tunnel is 8,000
leet It is equipped with a double track
nf 24-inch gauge operated by nn electric
motor The total cost of the tunnel and
water power plant was 8400,000. It i*-
used both for ore shipment and drain
age Tho average value of the ore is
820 The ore is brought out of the
mine and more than 700 leet of an out*
-ide extension thereof in imnll cars, tn
Ihe top of a very huge concentrating
mill of 803 tons daily, costing |L50,000,
where it is concentrated ."> tons into one;
the latter are then hauled to the railroad, 7 miles, and shipped to smelter.
250 miles The mill is operated by
electricity, generated by water power.
Two water-power and electric plants
which have cost $100,000 are in oper
aticn, and H IhirQ approaches completion.
The Cowenhoven Tunnel, at Aspen,
was to drain and transport the ore 1
the mines of Smuggler Mountain. Tin
expense of pumping of the deep mine
of thismonntaiu hnvesteadilv increased
in 1889 it was evident that cheape
f uiiwateiing the  mines  mus
means nf r
bo devised or the depth of probab
mining would soon be reached All or
now comes through this tunnel: the or
cars are londed at the stopos and. wit!
nut break oi bulk, are unloaded at th
ore bins at the railroad tracks.   Fiv
IIIC   IIIIIN    ��� ��� I     I ��� ���'	
hundred mon pass through tho tunn
to their daily work, and it   will   be  e:
tended 1} miles.    It has a double trac
laid With  80-pound  steel   rails,  and
stone   ballasted     The   tracks are  ll
... *     i .   .ai,.,.*..;,���   ikwdm'Q      Mi
with a view  to electric motors.   Dil
ation i
mill, and 1,700 feet above that is the
mouth of the tunnel, at an altitude of
l0,!M)o feet ahove sea level. The tunnel
is2,50C feet long, connected with the
tipper level by a shaft 700 feet deep.
On the entire property there are 25
miles of underground workings. The
ore from the above-mentioned levels is
lowered down the 700-foot shaft, passing
thence through the 2,600-foot tunnel to
its mouth, and is then carried by wire
tramway down to the mill, if it be concentrating ore, or to the cars if it be
smeltiug ore. A large proportion is
gold. The mine had 150,000 tons of
dump of low-grade ore by the tunnel.
These dumps are utilized to profit.
.-U Cripple Creek there are several
large drainage and exploration tunnels,
some completed, others under way, and
others projected.
At Leadville there are also several
big tunnel enterprises, including the
Yak and Agwalt tunnels. The Yak is
8,000 feet; its total length will he 12,000
feet, or two miles, to tap the Leadville
gold belt.
At Red Cliff, near Leadville, Mr S.
Newhouse has lately driven a tunnel
700 feet, which is fulfilling the object for
which it was designed, by draining the
quartzite ledge, and the water running
out of the tunnel is ahove the 12-pound
rails The driving of the tunnel,
according to 'Ores and Metals,' is being
accomplished at the rate of 110 feet per
month, it now going through the sandstone lying on the granite, and by July
1 it is expected that the breast of the
tunnel will reach the Cambrian quartzite. Eventually the tunnel will cut the
Carboniferous lime contact at 3,000 feet
in from daylight, and will then have a
vertical depth beneath the mountain of
1,800 feet, tapping the contact on the
dip. Tilie tunnel will command the development on 680 acres of ground held
by the Newhouse Syndicate. The
primary object of tlie tunnel is for the
drainage of this immense area of mineral
tract, and as driven now the tunnel is
5x8 feet, but after the drainage of the
contents and ore measures has been
perfected it will be widened out for a
working and transportation adit level.
The driving is done bv air drills, a new
I ugersoll Sergeant drill, having heen
recently installed At the present rate
of progression the tunnel will attain the
length designed in about 18 months, or
by October, 1901.���Mines and Minerals,
X   Brief  Synopsis   of   the   Work    llelng*
Put on silver Mountain Properties.
New Denver Ledge
Since the extensive development of
the Hartney, Marion and California
mines by strong Companies, there has
heen a great amount of work put upon
other prospects on Silver Mountain,
with the result that that great hill is
fast becoming the centre of attraction
to mining men nnd prospective buyers.
Every bit of work that has been put
upon the properties there in a sensible
manner has given good results, and it
has been demonstrated beyond the
shadow of a doubt that all that is
necessary to make shipping mines out
of the numerous promising prospects is
practical work, and a reasonable expenditure of time and money. This is
being done this season in a manner
more   systematic   and extensive than
ever before, and it ia only a question of
a short time when New Denver will be
able to boast of shipping mines at its
back door that will compare favorably
with such producers as the Slocan Star
and Payne Development work is
proving this beyond question.
The Bosun, Hartney, Marion and
California are working steadily, producing ore and pushing development work.
The Bosun is making its regular weekly
shipments, and the other properties
named will be prepared to do likewise
as soon as the wagon road up Silver
Mountain is built. This will not be
long if our representative, Mr. Green,
is forciful enough to stir up the government to recognize the pressing need of
the road. In the meantime the properties will push ahead development and
get in position to take out the ore when
shipping facilities are better.
The Kclipse.
The owners of the Eclipse started
work last week in the old workings
abandoned by H. T. Bragdou when he
had the property under bond some 18
mouths ago. A crosscut tunnel was
driven to catch the lead by Mr Bragdon
and drifting on the ledge was continued
some distance before the bond was
thrown up. Only zinc was encountered.
Messrs. Allan, Corey & Ward started
last week to push the drift ahead, and
had not driven more than two feet when
galena came into the face. They have
now a good ore shoot showing in this
drift. The ore showing on the surface
is 8 inches in thickness. The drift taps
the shoot at a depth of 100 feet, and at
this depth the showing is much better.
The ledge was crosscut at this depth
and proved to be about 85 feet from
wall to wall with zinc and galena
scattered through it.
Queen City.
Thompson & Mitchell are doing
assessment work on the Queen City,
situated just west of the Sinn* group,
where they made the rich strike of
clean ore some time ago They will
resume work on the Sinfi in a short
The C. P. R.
Enough work to secure a crown grant
is being put upon the C. P. R. by Wm.
Meldrum for the co-owners. A strong
quartz ledge with well defined walls
and every indication of ore coming in
is being opened up by tunnel and open
The Northern Light.
The owners of the Northern Light
group, situated ahout half a mile below
the glacier, opposite New Denver, are
doing considerable surface work on the
ledge. Surface assays give values in
gold, copper and silver.
The Negleoted.
Surface work is now being pushed on
the Neglected, to exploit the ledge for
surface outcropping of ore farther up
the hill from the lake shore.
Queen  Fraction.
Another strike of clean ore is reported
from the Queen Fraction, situated on
the lake shore west of the Galena Farm.
'  v
Kenneth P. Matheson is on his way
from Christina lake to the Similkameen
where he will work some properties in
CampHedley, on 20-mile creek,in which
he is interested. This is the, camp
where Marcus Daly's famous group, the
Nickle Plate, is being developed. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, JULY ��8
Reco Hotel Opened.
Altho the finishing touches have not
been put on yet, the Reco Hotel was
opened for business on Wednesday
night. Only a few of the rooms have
been furnished yet but tbe rest of tbe
furniture is now being placed and by
to-night or to-morrow all the rooms
will be occupied. Tbe carpenters are
still working in the dining room and
kitchen but should be done in a few-
Tbe new Reco ,when completed, fills
all tbe expectations. Altho not ns
large as the old hotel, it is laid out on
a more modern design and will quickly
become known as one of the most comfortable and commodious stopping
places in the Kootenay.
in a Small Shack But   Ready-
To do a Large Business.
The Trail Smelter.
It is authoritatively stated that a big
deal is in progress by which the British-
America Corporation acquires an interest in tbe Trail smelter, which was
hot from F. A. Hcinze by the C. P. R-
The deal is partly caused hy the increasing output of the Le Roi mines,
which is growing too large to be handled in the one smelter at Northport.
It is also stated that the War Eagle
and Centre Star combination are about
to become partners in the same deal.
Tbe Brittannia group of mines, on
Howe Sound, 30 miles from Vancouver, have been bonded by the British
America Corporation, owners of the Le
Roi mine, for $1,500,000, the terms
being $50,000 payment August 17th,
$50,000 for five succeeding months,
payable on   the    17th   of each month ;
then $100,000 payable  each month for
three succeeding months, on the 17th ;
and   $900,000  at   the   end of twelve
months' time.
In opening up the surface showing
on the Montain Con group which he
recently bonded, W. W. Warner has
discovered 15 inches of solid high grade
I will be Sandon from
July 25to to Aug. 6th.
We have just received a
large stock of Millinery at
our New Store and wish to
invite the Ladies of Sandon
to call and give it their careful inspection. Call early and
j/et the advantage of first
Jhoice. No trouble to show
Misses A. & M. ricKinnon
Wagons, Sleighs, Ayarajoes,
Harness  and  Camp  Outfits.
Apply to
Albert Canyon.
R. H. Trueman & Co's. views
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Wm. Pnrham's, Reco Avenue,
Sandon, B. C.
The New Clifton
This house has recently been
Completed and Fitted up. It
is  one of the Nicest Hotels in
the   Kootenay.     If you  have
an hour or  a  day to spend in
town do not   tail  to  call upon
John Buckley.
Are   on    Hand.    We   have for Them
Wedding Kings
Of The Very  Finest Quality.
Brilliant Cut Glass
Sparkling and Bright.
The Most Beautiful, Useful and Durable of
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Cut Glass and Silverware are
The Favorite Wedding Presents.
Jeiceler and Optician.
Wall Paper.
All Kinds,
Shades, Colors,
$���$ Heavy Stock on the ��*���$
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We have the lines! line of Prospecting Supplies
that can be found in ihe Country. Do not over-
look our stock when Outfitting for your Summers's
work in the hills.
Shelf and Heavy
Plumbing:, Tinning
Sheet Iron Work.
Mine and Mill
Blacksmith 'Fools,
Powder, Gaps and Fuse
P. BURNS 8c Co.
Wholesale and Retail   Dealers   in
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Cured   Meats $   Oysters.   $  Live   Poultry
Sandon, Rossland, Nelson, Greenwood
k- __;.    j
We Have Just Received
A Large Shipment of
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to Suit Your Circumstances.
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