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Book 6
Sandon, September 13, 1902
Chapter 51
Jim McVichie figures on spending the
winter in Mexico.
Mine camp cooks are very scarce in
the Slocan just at present.
George S. McCarlcr, a Revelstoke
attorney, was a visitor this week.
Timber lands are being staked in the
neikrhhorhood of the Little Slocan.
Mrs. Sullivan, chef of the Filbert, is
spending a week's holiday in Kaslo.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Compeau left on
Monday lor Seattle, in which city they
intend to reside.
Robert Cunning and Miss Cunning
left o\\ Monday morning for a three
weeks' trip to California.
Jack Cameron left on Tuesday for
Kirktield, Ontario, lo visit his old
home for a month or two.
Fred Monleith left on Thursday for
Maitlaitd, Nova Scotia, for a three
months' visit wilh his parents.
Jim McGownn, jig man at the
Rambler, left on Wednesday for a trip
to Halcyon and later to the coast.
J. T. Lane, superintendent of the
Wakefield, returned this week from
Colorado, where he has been looking
up some zinc smelter processes.
Foreman Little of the Payne mill
returned on Wednesday from a trip
into ihe Similkameen country, where
lie was looking up some coal lands.
t>. M. Ross, formerly operator at
Halcyon, has taken the K. & S. agency
at McGuigan. Mr. and Mrs. Ross
went thru on Thursday to take up their
residence there.
G. H. Murhard has taken over the
Miners' restaurant. Il will hereafter
be open day and night and the class of
provender served will be second to
none in the camp.
Mr. Towgood's blooded horse dropped
dead from heart failure last Sunday
evening, h was a very fine little
pedigreed saddle horse which he
recently imported from Kamloops.
The Canadian Pacific is giving a
round trip rale of $12.35 ,rom Revelstoke to the New Westminster and
Victoria exhibitions, good going
September 281I1 to October 1st, and reluming until October 6lh.
A party of Slocan concentrator men
leave Sandon in a week or ten days for
Mexico lo handle the 400-ton mill
which Tom Mitchell has just completed
"i that country. It is a silver-lead proposition, similar lo the Sloe m mines.
Dick Shea is back in Spokane again
with a shamrock in his buttonhole.
Last week he got touched for $bo and
a lew diamonds that he happened lo
have about his clothes. The touchers
are in jail awaiting trial, but Dick is
still prospecting for further adventures.
E, E, Chipman, gold commissioner
For this district, visited Sandon on
Wednesday and Thursday and made
arrangements to Iwive the wagon road
to Cody repaired and a bridge put in
a��Ove the Codv townsite so that the
properties on Cody creek can be reached.
V. Ci. Clark is in charge of the  work.
Lanyon  Zinc   Company   Has   an   Ore
Buyer in the Slocan Field
Thomas Jones, representing the
Lanyon Zinc company, with furnaces
at Iola, Kansas, is spending the week
in the Slocan making contracts with the
mines of this camp for their zinc product to ship to Kansas for treatment.
The Lanyon Zinc company is one of
the heaviest handlers of zinc in United
Stales. At their lola works, which is
in the natural gas belt of Kansas, this
company has fifteen blocks of furnaces
capable ot producing 200 tons of
metallic zinc a day. They carry their
product up to the finished state, selling
zinc white, zinc oxide, blue zinc, sheets
and spelter. At present they are paying all attention to the New York
market, where zinc is now quoted at
$5.50 a hundred.
According to Mr. Jones, the class of
ore required is one carrying a low percentage of lead and iron, high percentage of zinc and hi^>h values in
silver. The demand in the past has
always been for a zinc ore with little or
no silver values, hut the Lanyon company claims to be able to save all silver,
and the higher the values the betler it
suits them.
At present the Lanyon company is
buying most of its zinc at Leadville,
Creede and Reco, Colorado, and at one
or two smaller camps in Ulah. Ore
very similar to the Slocan ore is being
successfully handled, even where the
lead percentages run up over 15 per
cent. From the concentrators at
Creede a product exactly similar to the
zinc product now being saved at the
Ivanhoe mill, is being shipped
The system of buying zinc ore is
altogether different from the system of
busing lead ore. Instead of a sliding
scale, with freight and treatment
clauses and London quotations, the
zinc ore buyer makes a slrait bid for
the ore as it lies in the bin. In Joplin,
the great Missouri zinc center, there is
a regular market dav, Tuesday, when
the week's product is hot and sold.
On that day all the mine owners will
come to town and bargain for the
week's output. The present price for
zinc in Joplin is $35 on a basis of 60
per cent, and 75 cents a unit, add or
subtract. This means that the mine
owner gets $35 a ton clear of any
charge for ore that carries 60 per cent,
7c cents a unit is added to the price.
If it runs less, 75 cents a unit is subtracted. Silver is settled for on a basis
of 40 cents a unit. When the mine
owner loads the ore his business with
it is completed, except to draw his
check.    In Joplin,   all   payments   are
made Saturday of every week, and zinc
mine owners, instead of waiting 90
days for returns as Ihe Slocan producers do, simply go to the bank every
Saturday and draw against the
smelter companies for the whole
amount of their production to date.
In shipping to Iola, the Slocan ore
will have to be carried soulh over either
the Great Northern or lhe Soo road at
the present time, and freight rates will
consequently be high, but Mr. Jones
says he hopes to establish a trade by
which he can ship to Puget Sound and
around the Horn to Port Arthur,
Texas, from which port the ore would
be carried inland by rail lo the gas
belt smelters.
Mr. Jones also says that there is a
good field on the Pacific coast for a
zinc smelter and he believes that one
will be built on Puget Sound in the
near future, either by his people or
some of the other zinc companies of the
Missouri fields. There is a market for
5000 tons of zinc annually on the
Pacific coast, at a price $1 a hundred
better than New York prices, as all the
zinc now being used on the coast is
shipped west from New York and
consequently has the freight added to
the price.
A zinc smelter established in Seattle
would bring immediate prosperity to
the Slocan, as it would then be possible
for many of the big mines to ship
sufficient zinc to pay dividends, holding
their heavy lead ore until the Trail-
Hall-FA-erett-Selby combination got
ready to pay what it was worth.
As it is, a new era has opened for thc
Slocan, and a market for zinc  is  now
assured.    before leaving the camp Mr.
Jones  will  undoubtedly   close  several
contracts and a regular trade will  very
quickly   be   established    between   the
Slocan mines and the gas belt smelters.
The importance of this  to  the  Slocan
mines can scarcely   be  over-estimated.
It means lhat a product heretofore considered valueless is now to   he  a   great
revenue   producer,   and   mines  which
were hopeless losers on account  of the
zinc penalty will now become  dividend
payers.    Owing  to  the  long  haul  to
Kansas and  the  consequent  excessive
freights it is  to  be  expected  that  the
price  paid  in  the  Slocan  will  not be
large at the present lime, but  the  fact
that the trade is to be established is the
main   point.    Freight   rates    will   be
adjusted   sooner   or   later    and    zinc
smelters will eventually be  built nearer
the source of supply.    The zinc smelters
afforded Leadville and  Creede  a  new
prosperity when these camps  were  hit
hard by the low price of silver,  and  it
now looks as tho the zinc  market  was
going to afford the Slocan a relief from
the depression caused by the low  price
paid for lead ore.
I    MINING   FLOAT.    !
Silver, 51 %
Lead, j��io,  17s, 6d.
There is work for more miners in
Tom McGuigan returned yesterday
from Spokane and will again take
charge of the American Boy.
The Canyon City smelter, which
handles zinc-lead ores, has made bids
to Slocan companies for zinc ore during
the past two weeks.
The ore shipments this week were
as follows: American Boy 40, Sunset 20,
Payne 20, Minnesota Silver Co. 19,
Ruth 40, Antoine 20, Rambler 40, Bis-
mark 20, Whitewater 40. Total
259 tons.
A small crew has been put to work
on the Big Timber, on the Payne hill.
M. R. W. Rathburn is in charge.
Some surface work will he done to try
to locale the Mercury ledge on the Big
Timber ground. The properly belongs
to H. B. Alexander.
The Washington mine is closed down
on account of trouble with  the   men.
John L. Relallack sent up a Chinaman
to do the cooking last  Friday,   whereupon the miners all came down the hill.
Up to the hour of going  to press  the
Chinaman has the mine  to  himself, as
no men have yet been found who would
^o to work on the property.
The Noble Five.
The crosscut on the Maude E. of the
Noble Five group has struck the ledge
and drifting is now being carried forward. There is a showing of six
inches of clean ore, and shipping will
be commenced as soon as the trail is
fixed up. A new strike was recently
made on the surface at the Deadman,
300 feet above the old tunnel, 'lhe
Deadman ledge has been uncovered,
showing two to four inches of 175
ounce ore, carrying 74 per cent lead.
An open cut will be run and drifts
started both ways.
James Dunsmuir leaves London for
British Columbia on lhe 17th, and will
visit the Slocan in the early part of
October. New buildings will probably
be arranged for at the Noble Five and
plans made for the winter's operations
during his visit here.
Hurt at the Payne
William Hood fell off the office building at the Payne while working on the
construction yesterday. At the time of
going to press the extent of his injuries
was unknown, but are not considered
Senator Templeman
Senator Templeman visited Kaslo
yesterday and will be in town today.
He will be met by a number of prominent mining men, and may be induced to stay over Sunday in town.
J. D. Giegerich returned last night
from Halcyon and Camborne, the new
gold camp of the Lardeau. He
reports a miniature boom in the embryo
gold camp.
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ii: the papstreak, Sandon,B. C, September 13
He Has Found Noah s Ark and Balaam's
Ass^'Pinto Hash, the Angle Food
of the Sour Doughs.
Writing   from   Dawson,   Joe  Davis
says:    Unless the immigration  agents
of the nether world have failed to properly portray the characteristics of that
interesting   retreat,   there   are   worse
places than hell���and you do not  have
to go south for them, either.    1  came
to this conclusion after having  worked
50 shifts al Circle City for $7 a day and
board.    You   should   have   seen    the
board.    There was embalmed   beef of
the '97 vintage, which had undoubtedly
been dead  longer  before  it   was embalmed than since, and  the mysterious
Mulligan stew, with a few  interesting
side dishes that  might  be  gophers or
woodchucks or some  oilier  local   production.    But the staff  of life  in  lhe
Land ofthe Midnight Sun is a red and
white hash, called pinto hash���contents
unknown, but   suspicious.    This  hash
is  invariably  sour and  il  gives you a
taste in your mouth like as tho a colored
family had just moved out.    But  those
old sour dough stiffs will sit around the
grub pile and shovel that stuff into their
internal anatomy with a heavenly smile
as tho Delmonico's were some kind of a
second cla*s joint compared to the layout they patronized.
Did you hear  thai   they   had  found
Noah's   ark   in   the  Yukon country ?
The   Indians   report    that    they   have
found   a   big   ship   on    the   top of a
mountain   up  on   Koyukuk.     I   think
the story is right because there  are   no
liars   in   this  country,   and   anyway   1
have made a remarkable   archeological
discovery. When 1 was up on Mastadon
creek recently I   noticed   an  old  mule
which bore all the appearance oi great
age.    It rained a good deal   this  summer, and 1   always   noticed   that   this
ancient quadruped  invariably   went   to
the top of   the  highest   hill   when   the
downpour commenced and stayed there
until it ceased, looking   earnestly down
into ihe gulches below.    This  peculiar
conduct attracted my attention,   and   I
took occasion to make a careful examination ofthe eccentric equine.    I found
that he was easily as old  as  he  looked
and looked as old as he   was.    On his
left side, starting from about the ears,
was an   ancient   brand.    The original
owner was evidently  neither an  artist
nor a geometrical scholar, as he started
right up near the  forward   end  of the
critter and then failed after   all   to  get
the whole of the brand on the starboard
side, but had to kind of double around
the stern and lay out a  few  extensions
to the title just beyond the corner where
the contour of his anatomy   turns to go
back.    This brand had come out badly
in its contest against   time,   but   there
were  at  least   three  letters to which I
could give my affidavit.    The first three
letters   unquestionably   were  B. A. L.
There were some other letters and 1 am
almost positive that among  these  was
an M. and an A.    1 am satisfied that a
literal  interpretation   of   that   ancient
Neat, Clean and Comfortable Rooms. Wines, Liquors and Cigars, the,
Accomodations Unexcelled. Best that Money can Buu.
First Class Dining Room Serrice.
American and European Plan.
brand would read BALAAM'S ASS.
It is my candid opinion thai the Garden
of lulen is somewhere around here,
altho slightly disfigured by a change of
climate, and I think that the physicial
research societies should conduct an
investigation. If you hear oi an any
scientists who want any exploring done
tell them to send their money lo me.
I will guarantee to make any kind of a
discovery they want, providing there is
enuf in it. As an ancient city has
already been photographed on Muir
glacier and Noah's ark has been found
on the Koyukuk, without price in either
case, I think the scientific gents should
have no difficulty in believing that I
could unearth the Garden of Eden for
them at a stipend of say $10,000 or
$15,000. As 1 said before there are no
liars on the Yukon.
:��� tampeding is the national pastime
in these northern regions. Nels and 1
are partners. Nels works and 1 do the
stampeding. I just got in yesterday
from a stampede to Boucher creek,
where I slaked two claims on suspicion.
If no other stampede intervenes I will
go back soon and find out what they
are worth. They may turn out lo be
producers, which would make it necessary for us to work them ourselves, bul
I am in hopes that they will be poor
enuf so that we can unload them on
some chechocka wilh a clear conscience.
This particular stampede was a hot
one. There were so many creeks lo
wade that lhe stampeders took their
pants off and carried them over their
heads. We traveled 20 miles without
any pants on, farther than I have ever
traveled before in such a nu~e condition
���except it was in a Pullman upper.
The mosquitos were bad, which made
things more or less interesting, but as
the sway of Dawson's four hundred
does not extend to lhe creeks we gol
thru our parade in undress uniform
without losing our place in church
Some day soon 1 will write you a
longer and more interesting letter
about life and adventures in the Yukon.
At present let this be a warning to the
boys not to hit the Yukon trail if they
desire to see "Thy kingdom come upon
earth." This country here is simply
F'ash ion able
This is the season of the year when
you should order your Winter
Garments. Good Tailoring at our
Shop does not cost you any more
than poor Tailoring in some other.
Always vary your drinks to suit the
climatic conditions. The Kootenay
always has the seasonable hrands of
liquid refreshments on tap.
Repairing is our Speciality
But we also
carrp a fine
men's Shoes
est stples.
Miner's  boots made on deman .
Will stand more wear than anv two
pair of factorp make.   Made to fit the feet.
Louis Hupperten Main Street
New York Brewrij
Totogood & Bruder, Proprietors.
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer
Special attention  given to our rapidly  increasing
bottle  trade.    Give  it a trial.    Both  of us will
make by it. We a little. You much. Let us
hear from you. Telephone, 24, Denver ana
Silverton.    Worden   Bros.,   agents,  Slocan  tit)
British Columbia the Papstreak, Sandon, B. C, September 13
New JERSEY, the home of trust, has
a nine-hour law and laborers get 35
cents an hour.
It is a poor day in Rossland when
gome scientific gent fails to show up
with a new process.
A MORAL wave has struck the windy
city. The Chicago ball player who shot
a bartender and beat a policeman
senseless, last week, has been dismissed
from his place in the nine.
Big Bill Gallmier was elected as a
free trade member of a tariff-reducing
government. He now gratuitously
pledges himself to work and vole for a
tariff on lead. Bill is unwise in two
places. He is giving the voters who
returned him lhe double cross and he is
favoring a proposition lhat will injure
the country. If he were not a pudden-
liead he would see it lhat way.
Tom Johnston, the single tax mayor
oi Cleveland, has started out to campaign the slate of Ohio in proper hippodrome fashion. He carries a circus
tent with seating capacity for 3500
people, a gang of canvas men, ten
wagons and an automobile. If Johnston defeats the Hanna machine in Ohio
he will be the democratic nominee for
president in 1004, and will make free
irade and single tax lhe national issues
in I nited Slates.
Canaoian smellers pay $1.30 a hundred for lead, which they sell in Montreal for $.2.75 in pig, $5 in bars and $6
corroded. American smellers pay
S.V5�� 8 hundred for raw lead in the
Coeur d' Alenes. Canadian smelter-
men want a tariff of $1.50 a hundred to
keep the American smeltermcn from
underselling them in Canada. If some
oi lbs tariff agitators will please explain
how the American smelters can buy
lead for $3.50 in ihe Coeur d' Alenes
and sell it for $2.75 in Montreal we will
he much obliged.
In iqoi, with copper at 17 cents,
Rossland mine managers permitted an
eight months' strike which closed their
mines down tight and deprived the
shareholders of the benefit oi the best
copper market in 20 years. In 1902,
with copper at 11 cents, these same
managers are looking for processes to
kr*t even on. Aluminum meets copper
now at 16 cents, and copper can never
again go above that price. Five years
from now, if the discoveries of buxite
and ihe cheapening of processes continue at the same ratio as in the past
aluminium will meet copper at 12 cents,
and the finish of the Rossland mines
will be in sight. Every day lost in the
strike last year and every day lost looking for processes this year, shortens the
life of the Rossland mines to that
extent. In iheir own conceit these
Rossland mine managers are  men of
gigantic intellect, capable not only of
running their own business, but also
competent to dictate to the government
how the country should be run; but
the surface indications are that they are
superficial fools. If they were wise
men they would squeeze the water out
of their stock, keep out of politics, avoid
labor troubles, take advantage of the
facilities at hand, and mine as hard and
as fast as the Lord will let them.
Hotel Slocan
Has Passed into New
Hands and will be Con*
ducted in such a Manner
as to Warrant your Pat/
Gale's BaSP
Is the best Tonsorial   Establishment in the Slocan.
*4* *fr <A*
Balmoral Building Main St.
ffialcpon Ibot Springs
XLhe Summer 'Resort of the
jXjj^HE  medical  waters of Halcyon
H|U\    are  the most   curative  in   the
<JW\ v
world.    A perfect,  natural remedy  for
all   Nervous  and   Muscular   diseases,
Liver,   Kidney and Stomach  ailments,
and Metallic  Poisoning.    A sure cure
for   "That   Tired   Feeling."     Special
rales on all  boats and  trains.     Two
mails arrive  and  depart   every   Day.
Telegraph    communication     with   all
parts of the world. '
Halcyon Hot Springs,
Arrow Lake, B. C.
The Denver.
Victor Kieinschmidt, Prop.
Rooms Large,  Neat,  Clean,
Airy and Comfortable.
Dining Room Service Unsurpassed.
Every Effort Made to Provide
Comfort for the Guests.
This Week
Mackinaw s
At a Big Discount
Boy's Suits
One Dollar
And Up.
Shirts, 50 Cents Each.
Cody Avenue
nm0wm^-z Zbe pagetvealt. Santon.SB. C, September 13
The Paystreak.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White
Metal Camp on Earth.
Operated in the interests of tho Editor,
Subscription   -   -   -   -   $2.00 a year
Strictly in advance.
Specimens Shipped on Suspicion.
William MacAdams,    -   Publisher and Proprietor.
The Paystreak does not frequently rise to remark on the inadequacy of the government's appropriations for roads, trails and bridges.
The subject is much too hackneyed.
But at the risk of being considered
stereotyped, we must ejaculate.
The appropriation made for the
Slocan district at the last session was
so ridiculously small for this, the premier camp of the province, that notwithstanding that it has already been
all laid out Sandon has yet to receive
an intimation that any appropriation
was made.
Considered as a camp, the Slocan
is no kicker, and Sandon never was a
kicking town, but in this particular  it
certainly has   a holler coming.    The
circumstances are   worth considering.
Sandon  mines produce more mineral
wealth annually  than   those  adjacent
to any other  mining  town   in   British
Columbia.    While the   Rossland and
Boundary  mine managers have been
kicking like a phalanx  of bay  steers
about the  two  per cent  tax,   Slocan
mine owners have come down with the
dust and gone right strait along.    The
hard times hit this camp dead  center
and   the   government   lay   down    as
helpless as a goose with the glanders,
but   the   Slocan companies came  up
smiling with their two  per  cent,   and
went right strait along.    Out of money
collected in the Slocan the government
made fat appropriations to North East
Kootenay and Cassiar and  Revelstoke
and other divisions with vote-producing
representatives     and     non-producing
mines.    But the Slocan never bucked.
Sandon   has   no  board  of trade
with a mourner's bench to wail out   its
grievances.    It does not subsidise correspondents to illustrate its sore spots
in the coast dailies.    It simply digs up
and goes  right  straight  along.    But
there is a limit to human and corporate
endurance,   and   this  limit  has  been
This camp needs roads a little
worse than any other in British Columbia. There is not an acre of level
ground in the whole constituency, and
a teamster who could drive his ore
wagon a rod where there was no road
could get a job with Buffalo Bill.
Transportation without trails is the
superlative of impossible. There are
whole districts in the Slocan that are
simply inaccessible for the lack of
highways. Hundreds of good claims,
capable of producing great wealth, are
tied up completely because there are no
roads. Up Cody and Carpenter creeks,
above Cody, for instance, there are
claims as promising as any in British
Columbia, but they are not come-
atable except with a flying machine.
The existence of this great district has
been completely ignored, while thousands have been flung into such camps
as the Windermere and the Big Bend.
We do not doubt that these other districts will eventually have some very
nice mines, but that is not the point.
At the present time they are non-
There  is  a  worse  phase of this
case,  however,   than   the   facts  above
stated.    It is this :    The appropriation
made by the  last  legislature  for  this
district was $16,000.   The government
has   taken   the   distribution    of   the
patronage   out   of the  hands of our
member, but has not yet found a man
to whom they are willing to entrust the
expenditure.    The gold commissioner
is instructed to spend money tor repairs
only.     According to the government
policy   no new  work   is  to   be done.
After having made  pretty   nearly  all
the repairs the road inspector considers
necessary, the gold commissioner still
has $8000 on hand ; but notwithstanding that there is plenty of new  work
which should be done immediately, this
money is still withheld.    If the money
is not spent this year the appropriation
will   lapse   on   January    ist.    All of
which amounts to this,   that  the  sum
ot $8000, which should be spent building roads around Sandon, will probably
be allowed to lapse on account  of tlie
political differences between Robert F.
Green and the Dunsmuir government.
The Lord helps  those  who  help
themselves and it is up  to  the  people
of Sandon to kick for a better arrangement.    The Slocan is now an electoral
district   of   itseJf  and   the man   who
represents Kaslo and Slocan now will
represent Kaslo only in the next legislature.    Slocan should no longer be a
tail to  Kaslo's kite.    The  people  of
the Slocan should use every reasonable
effort to have a road inspector appointed
for this district and they should see to
it that he  is a  Sandon   man.    When
this inspector is appointed they should
see to it that he handles the appropriations in a fair and  unbiased manner.
They should place him  in  a  position
where   he need   not build   trails   for
political purposes.    They should make
arrangements for him to put the money
in where his  best judgment dictates,
without any outside influence or ulterior
motives. Then they should give him
carte blanche to go right strait along.
There is no danger of the government putting in any vast sums of
money this year, altho God knows the
carnp needs the roads; but this is a
matter in which the people of Sandon
can make a move at present in order to
secure the future. If a road inspector
is appointed now the appropriations of
next year will be in his hands.
The religion of the churches is
rapidly becoming more sane. A New
York preacher the other day declared
that baptism was a fake, that no child
could be sent to an everlasting hell by
a God of love because his head had not
been sprinkled by some ritualistic
medicine man. This gospel shark is a
little ahead of his time, but tho report
says that his audience applauded. At
any rate his utterances show the
direction of the theological drift. It is
only a few short months ago that the
Presbyterians gave up the infant
damnation theory, and substituted
therefore a doctrine less horrible and
barbaric. There is a great evolution
going on in the human conscience and
the churches have to keep pace with
the change or drop out of the game.
The horrors of a brimstone hell are no
longer paraded, the God of today is
not the relentless avenging destroyer
he was pictured to be fifty years ago,
and the Puritanical dogmas, ritualisms
and creeds which once held whole
nations in slavery are now preached
only by fakirs and fanatics. The
church of today is a failure only in SO
far as it has gotten behind the times.
The church is too conservative and its
place has been usurped by the labor
union and the fraternal society. But
the church is awakening, and there is
hope for it yet. One of these days a
modern Luther will crop up who will
scatter the fog and pessimism which
envelopes the church. He will
acknowledge that the church has no
cinch on the next world. He wl"
admit that it has yet to be proven that
there is another world. He will defend
no falsehoods and promote no fakes,
but will simply tell his desciples to do
what is right because it is right, without fear of punishment or hope ot
reward. He will preach that men are
punished not for their sins, but bv
them, and he will declare to the world
that there is no hell except in mens
own hearts. His religion will be a
religion ot universal love and it wi
supplant the old fanaticism of sectarian
hate. His following will be drawn
from the millions of healthy-mindea
men who regard dogmatic theology
a curse to the human race. n
the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, September 13
If the mine owners of the Slocan
permit the smelter interests to get a
tariff placed on lead they will thereby
weaken their chances of having the
tariff cut down on mining machinery
and supplies.
The mining industry in Canada
does not want more protection; it wants
less. No tariff can build up the lead
mining industry as long as there is a
surplus to ship. The lead miners will
always get the foreign price for all they
produce, and the foreign price is a free
trade price. The only way to encourage the mining industry is to take the
duty off mining supplies and thus put
the production of lead on a free trade
basis. By the present arrangement
British Columbia mines are fined and
salavated to build up a lot of artificial
industries that are too sickly to stand
on their own feet. Powder costs 16
cents a pound in Sandon and 8l/2 cents
in the Coeur d'Alenes. Rails cost $22
in Chicago, but Slocan mines pay $65
a ton for them. There is no duty on
railroad steel, altho there are rail
factories in Canada. Nevertheless
there is a duty of 35 per cent on mine
rails, notwithstanding that there are
none made in Canada. Sneider
candles pay a duty of 25 per cent,
which makes them cost $4.66 a box
laid down here.    There are no Cana
dian candles sold in the Slocan. Ore
sacks pay a duty of 25 per cent.
Ninety per cent of the sacks used in
this camp come direct from Calcutta.
The biggest sack company in Canada
was offered an order of 20,000 sacks by
a Slocan mine last fall. The company
was ready to accept the order if they
could have a year to fill it. So it goes
all down the line. Canadian concerns
do not manufacture the goods to suit
the market and evidently do not want
the market anyway. Yet the cost of
mining is run up at least 20 per cent
just to satisfy an old eastern superstition that this is protecting home
This home industry fable is the
most utter rot that could possibly be
preached. One good mine pays more
wages, and more taxes, adds more to
the wealth of the country and is a
surer source of income than a dozen
sack factories, or powder works or
candle shops. Imagine the stupidity
of fining the mines "]x/2 cents a pound
on all the powder they use in order to
protect home industry. It is a safe
bet that there are not twenty men in
the whole Dominion employed in the
production of mining explosives; yet
the whole mining industry is taxed on
the theory that such taxation builds up
the country.      And to  make  matters
worse, the greater part of the powder
used in mining is imported, notwithstanding the duty. The same is true
of all other supplies.
It is about time for the  Kootenay
to rise up and make a protest  against
such conditions.    This country is being
taxed to death to build up the manufacturers of the dollar grasping east.
A man cannot buy a  pair of overalls
in this country without paying  a  tax
on   them.    Now   the   smelters   have
joined   in   a   crusade to get a  tariff
placed  on   lead, and   newspapers and
boards of trade all over the country are
helping them out.    This tariff cannot
possibly benefit  the  mining  industry
and will certainly injure it.    And if the
tariff is  levied  on   lead  the   granger
members  will  be  perfectly consistent
and justified  in   refusing to cut down
the tariff on articles used  in   the  production of lead ore.    The mine owners
ofthe Slocan will prove themselves the
sleepiest lot of chumps this far north if
they permit this duty to be  placed  on
lead without making the  most  violent
kind of a protest against it.
The American Mining Association, in session at Butte, is starting a
crusade for a department of mines
with a cabinet minister in the United
States government.
The Pioneer and Leading Tailoring
Kstalishment ofthe Slocan.
Always Carries a Complete Stock of
imported Suitings and Pantings
Material,   Fit and Workmanship
Fully Guaranteed
If lie is Decked in Shoddy, Sweat Shop Goods
Assay His Character and You will Find Him a
'   Shoddy Man.    If he has the Lael on His Garments
He is Sterling.    So are ihe Garments.
Stores at Sandon and Slocan dtp.
a Full Zine of Furnishing* Carried at Both Stores.
Mining and
Mill Hardware
Every description of Hardware
required in the Mining Industry
always kept in stock by
H. Byers & Co.
This Is Preserving Time
We have Peaches, Pears; Plums and
Prunes in great abundance and at prices
to suit the times,
��� tbe papstreak, Sandon, B. C September 13
Let us corner up the sunbeams
Lying all around our path;
Get a trust on wheat and roses,
Give the poor the thorns and chaff.
Let us find our chiefest pleasure
Hoarding bounties of today,
So the poor shall have  scant   measure,
And two prices have to pay.
Yes, we'll reservoir the rivers,
And we'll levy on the lakes,
And we'll lay a trilling poll lax
On each poor man who partakes;
We'll brand his number on him
That he'll carry thru his life,
We'll apprentice all his children,
Get a mortgage on his wife.
We will capture e'en the wind-god,
And confine him in a cave,
And then, thru our patent process
We the atmosphere will save;
Thus we'll squeeze our little brother
When he tries his lungs to fill,
Put a meter on his w ind-pipe,
And present our little bill.
We will syndicate the starlight,
Ai\d monopofice the moon !
C'aim a loyalty on rest days,
A proprietary noon ;
For right of way thru ocean's spray
We'll charge just what it's worth;
We'll drive our stakes ,iround the lakes���
In fact, we'll own the earth.
Rather than believe in such a God 1
j will be an avowed infidel. This doc-
j trine ot baptismal of regeneration makes
the minister of religion a worker of
j magic, a fakir, a performer of miracles.
Such teaching is a violation of all sound
reason and true scripture teachings."
What's the Difference?
The fugitive slave law made it a crime
to harbor a slave fleeing from chattel
slavery. A white judge in a democratic
state, West Virginia, now says it is a
crime to aid white miners striking
against industrial slavery !
Quite Correct
M Who makes the laws, father ?"
"Our legislators, my son." "Well,
then, what are lawyers for ?" " They
arc created, mv boy, to explain to legislators the meaning of their laws."
If you   want a  good,   well   cooked
meal, try the Denver hotel.
Re= Opened
Unanswerable Questions of the
Sing Li Tax.
Does noi the present system of taxation encourage speculators to hold
land idle ?
Is it wise to tax factories and their
products, when the consumer pays the
tax with interest added ?
Is it right or just to tax the man
who improves his land more than the
man who does not improve it ?
If we fine a man only once for robbing a hen roost why should we fine a
man every year for building a house?
If the value of laud is produced by
the community why shoald that value
go into the private pockets ? Is il just ?
Why not collect our water tax in the
general levy and thus make land speculators pay for waler which increases
the price of their land ?
Why lax our necessaries (ourselves)
when our commercial income���ground
rents ���(now absorbed by landlords) is
more than ample for public revenue?
Is it right or just lo lax ourselves to
defray the cost of public improvements
which put money into the pockets of
land and franchise speculators only ?
One Preacher Who Is Sana
Rev. Dr. S. MacArlhur, at the one
hundredth meeting of the "Evangel
Tent" at New York last Sunday,
assailed the doctrine of baptism in
vigorous terms, and his utterances weie
applauded wildly. The scene was
striking. He said: " Bapt'sm never
sued a human soul. The doctrine of
baptismal regeneration is both unreasonable and unscriptural. This doctrine is heathenish, pure and simple,
Tiie idea lhat God would forever condemn an innocent rabe because some
one had not put a few drops of water
on its head and face makes God a
tyrant and  a  monster and  a   demon.
���   ���   ���    111 c  ���   ���   ���
Under capable management
Will be open day and night.
Meals on the Short Order
and American  Plan.
A Table that is Replete with the
Choicest Seasonable Viands.
Rooms: Large, Airy and
Special Attention to
the   Mining   Trade.
folliott & mcmilan
Contractors and Builders.
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Floorirtjr and Joint Finishing Lumber
Moulding', Etc.
Sash and Door on  Hand to Order.
Factory on Main Street
The Newmarket Hotel
The only up^to^date Summer
Resort in the Slocan. ��% ��fc ����j
Henry Stege    -    -    -    Proprietor.
The best short order house
in the city.
G. H. MURHARD, , Prop.
Notaiv Seals, Stencils,
Pi ice Markers,Printing
Wheels, Numbering
Machines,Bancl Dating
& Numbering Stamps,
Wax Seals, Check Perforators, Rubber Type,
Crown Printing Presses
etc., etc. Your patron-
age respectfully solicited.
H.     J.     FRANKLIN
Vancouver,    ,    B. C.
1     CAN    YOU    CAN   ATTEND   THE       *
October 6th to 14th Inclusive.
d+i\rls   Hor8cs�� Ho8*��
��J>IUCIY   cattle, Sheep
Fine Arts Exhibit S^
Fruit Exhibits "%����'
Eight Day Racing
Agricultural Exhibits
$25,000 In Premium
Farm Products
Of All Kinds
BEST MUSIC���Amusement Kxtrordinary.    Concession Privileges of
All kinds for Sale.    Write for Catalog. GEO. H.  MARTIN-
FRANK LEAKE, Advertising Agent. Mgr. and Sec y
�� �� the papstreak, Sandon,B. C, September 13
Wall, ii", I can't tell what he lives,
Because he don't live, you see;
Leastways, lie's got out ofthe habit
Oflivin' like you and me.
Whar have you been for the last  three
Thai you haven't heard folk tell
H��iv Jim Bludson passed in his checks
The night of the Prairie Belle ?
He weren't no saint���them engineers
Is pretty much all alike���
One wife in Natchez under the Hill
And another one here in Pike ;
Akeerless man in his talk was Jim,
Ami an awkward man in a row,
Hut he never flunked and he never lied���
1 reckon he never knowed how.
And this was all the religion he had;
To ireal his engine well,
Never be passed on the river;
To mind the pilot's bell;
And if ever the Prairie Belle took fire ���
A thousand limes he swore
He'd hold her nozzle agin the bank
Till the last soul got ashore.
All boats have, their day on tlie Missisip,
And her day came at last���
The Movaster was a better boat,
Hut ihe Belle she wouldn't be passed,
And so she came  tearing  along  that
The oldest craft on the line���
Willi a nigger squat on her safety valve,
And her furnace crammed  rosin and
'lhe lire bust out as she cleared the bar,
And burnt a hole in the night,
And quick as a   flash   she  turned  and
For ihe wilier bank on lhe right.
There was ruunin' and cussin', but Jim
\ el led out,
0\*.r all the infernal roar:
" I'll hold her nozzle agin lhe bank
Till iho last galoot's ashore."
Thru ihe hot black breath ot* the  burning boat
Jim Bludson's voice was heard,
And they all had trust in his cussednes,,
And knowed he would keep his word.
And sure's your born,   they all  got off
Afore lhe smoke stack fell���
And Bludson's ghost went up alone
In the smoke of the Prairie Belle.
He weren't no saint���but  at judgment
I'd run my change with Jim
Luugside of some pious gentlemen
Thai wouldn't shook hands with him.
��e seen his duty a dead sure thing,
And went for it lhar an' then;
An' Christ ain't goin' to 'ie too hard
On a man thai died for men.
Too Bad for Them
"(jteat brimstone!" howled his
Satanic Majesty.
"What is it?" and the minor demons
"Hero comes Tracy wilh the ghost
of his 30-30 Winchester !"
" ���! ! 1 1 J 1 1 j 1 t J "
rhe ensuing scene beggars descrip-
ll011- His Satanic Majesty crawled into
a red-hot bomb-proof safe and the
Population of hell fled to the hills to
wait for the dread apparition to pass by.
-~ A^.	
A Different View
�� never like to go to the theater
with Fred. He always goes out between the acts." "You mean he comes
111 between lhe drinks."
Provincial Tax Sale Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that all property or
every description, iu the Slocan Assessment
District, upon which there were taxes in arrears, and remaining unpaid, ami due the
Provincial Government on the 31st day of
December, l'.xil. will he advertised for sale for
the same aftei the 20th day of September,
UKtf, All persons in arrears for personal property or income tax will he distrained upon.
This istl.e liual notice and co*t* of the sale
or distrangenicnt can bo saved by paying the
said arrears at the   Government  Orhce  at
Kaslo, B.C., before the above last named date.
Assessor and Collector.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in tlie Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District Where located. On
Washington wugon road, about three
miles from McGuigan.
TAKE NOTICE that I, David Stevenson
Wallbridge. acting as agent for S. K. Green,
Free Miner s Certificate No. BMHil. and J. VV.
Power, Free Miner's Certificate No. B5.m4".
intend, sixty days from the date hereof.
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 18th day of July, A. D. 1008.
iytt&4* D. S. WALLBRIDGE.
ToC-S Falls or anylierson or persons to
whom he may have assigned his interest in the
O. K. No. x Mineral Claim, situated on Beaton
creek, and about two miles from Three Forks.
and recorded in the Recorder* s Office for the
Slocan Mining Division.
You are hereby notified that we, the undersigned, James Lowdon, Gust Johnson and
Margaret Median?, have caused to be expended
four hundred and ten dollars in labor and improvements upon the above mentioned
mineral claim under the provisions of the
Mineral Act, and if within ninety days from
the date or this notice yon fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising,
your interest ;n said claim shall become the
property of the subscribers under seetion IV.
of an  act entitled, "An Act. to Amend the
Mineral Act, V.K>,.��iamfstowi)0nt
Dated at Sandon this 25th day of July, l'Ktt.
To Arthur Mullen or any person prperspn*
to whom he ninv have assigned his interest in
the Reliance Mineral claim, situated one
mile and a half from Three Forks, adjoining
thellinklev Mineral claim and recorded in
the Recorders office for the blocnn Mining
You arc hereby notified that I, John Foster,
have caused to" e expended one hundred and
two dollars and nifty cents in labor and
improvements upon the above mentioned
mineral claim under the. provisionsi of the
Mineral Aot. and ir witlnn ninety days
from the date of this notice you fail or
refuse to contribute your proportion of such
exoeditare, together with al costs of adver-
Svo.ll interest in said claim will become
the property of the subscribers under section
l\. of an act entitled "An Act to Amend the
Mineral Act, 1900." Jf>HN F0STER
Dated at Sandon this 10th day of June. 1908.
SHARES (of II each) fullv paid up
stock iu the Similkameen Valley Coal
Company, at 8 cents each. In lots of 100 shares
or more. This is not pooled stock, and the
certificates will be delivered on receipt of remittance. If you want to buy or sell stock of
any kind *rite us.
Chartered Accountant, Nelson, B.C.
NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the under
signed under the firm name of the Coin Mining
& Development Company has this day been
dissolved by mutual consent.
Dated at Sandon this 27th day of August, 1002.
FOR SALE OR TO RENT-A two story build
ing. bake shop (with tompUU fixtures) and
store fixtures, at Sandon.   Inquire of
E. STEIN. Sandon.
Sandon   Bottling
Manufacturers ox
Carbonated Drinks
of all kinds.
The Auditorium
Is the only hall in the city
suited for Theatrical Performances, Concerts, Dances and
other puhlic entertainments.
For   bookings  write or  wire
Anthony Shilland,
Secretary,  Sandon   Miners'   Union
Sandon. B. G.
F. L. Christie,
L. L. B.,
Sandon Miners'
Subscrihers, $i per month ; Private
patients, $2 per day, exclusive of
Expense of Physician or Surgeon
and Drugs.
Open To The Public.
DR. W.'E. GOMM,   Attendant Physictan.
J. H. MciNEILL, Pres. Hospital Board.
I. O. O. F.
Meetings in the Union Hail every Friday
Evening at 7:30. Visiting Brethern coidially
invited to attend.
Secretary Vice Grand.
A. F. & A. M,
Regular Communication held first Thins
day in each month in Masonic Hall at 8 v. ti
Soiourning brethern are cordially invited to
JAMES M. BARTON, Secretary.
Sandon Cartage Co.
Mcpherson & hurley.
Express. Baggage,
and Cartage.
Delivery to all   Parts of the City.
Reduced Rates tast
SEPT.  29-30
Washington, D.C
iVI. L.  Grimmett,
L. L. B.,
B. C.
Meals 35 cents at Denver house.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, the undersigned have disposed of all my interest in the
Coin Mining Company, av.d do not hold my-
Belf responsible for any accounts against the
company. All liabilities have been Assumed
bv the present owners.
Dated at Sandon this 27th day of August, 1002.
Established 1805.
Sandon, B. 0-
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mining
Mining Stocks bought and sold. General agent for Slocan Properties
Promising  Prospects for Sale.
From  Rossland, Nelson, etc.
Corresponding   Reductions
from all stations.
Through Tourist Sleeping Cars
Leaves Dunmore Junction daily for St. Paul;
Kootenay Landing Tuesday and Saturday for
Toronto,'Montreal and all eastern points.
Leaves Revelstoke daily for Seattle and
Vancouver. , ,
Through bookings to Europe via all Atlantio
Prepaid tickets at lowest rates issued from
all European countries.
For rates and full particulars apply to local
agents or
R. B. McCammon.
Agent. Sandon
J. S. Carter        E. J. Coyle,
D. P. A. A. G. P. A.,
Nelson, B. C. Vancouver, B.C.
���          1     E
9b*4*.a the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, September 13
Tom McNaught Married
At Winnipeg, Thomas McNaught of
Halcyon Hot Springs, to Mary Ada
Horner of Soulhport, England.
This Is All Bill Gets for His $20
Sandon Mining Review.
Mr. W. H. Yawkey went up to the
Ivanhoe mine on Thursday and went
thru the workings. He lefl for his
home in Detroit next day, well pleased
with the operations.
The Kootenaian'8 New Editor
John Keen is writing the editorial
on the Kootenaian. John's ideas of
economics are widely divergent from
those preached by The Paystreak and
consequently must he wrong, hut he
has the saving grace of being able u>
say what he means, which is more
than anybody else on the Kootenaian
has ever been able to do.
You will Find Them Superior lo   Pills.
We Guarantee them to Give Satisfaction
The Big Peed
The Ladies' Aid Society oi the Presbyterian church will serve a grand New
England supper in Pitts' store, on
Saturday, September 20, 1902, from
5 to 8 p.m. There will be an abundant supply oi baked beans, meats, all
kiivls of pies, cakes, salads and all
other first-class delicacies. Come early
and avoid the rush. Tickets 50 cents.
Children under 10 years of age,
half price.
Min vs' Union Officers
The following officers were elected
last Saturday by the Miners' Union :
President, John Manning; vice-president, Thomas Fox; financial secretary,
A. Shilland; treasurer, James V.
Martin; recording secretary, M. S.
Caine; conductor, J. H. McNeill;
warden, David Keir; finance committee,
C. E. Lyons, M. S. Caine, and
Con Stewart.
Dandruff, Promotes the
Growth of the Hair and
Clears the Scalp.
Zavge 3Bottlc 50c
It Will Cure Rheumatism.     If it Does
Not Give You  Satisfaction we
Will  Refund Your
Underclothes for Hen
A   fine   line  of reliable  goods   for   the   Autumn
T&ed Cross Brug Store.
Chemist and Bruggist
Talk about quick action. E. R.
Atherton advertised a slaughter in
Mackinaws in lasl week's Pitystreak
and sold half his stock before sunset.
Printers' ink and bargains make a
combination that usually take the
The Denver hotel is the only house
In the world built over a creek, where
the guests can be lulled into dreamless
slumber by the babbling murmur of the
mountain stream.
Fall Hats
The  most  recent   styles  and  shapes  in  headware
at prices to suit the times.
Ready to Wear Clothing
Superior in many respects to the best customs made
suits, at a fraction of the price.
We are Not in
The Merger....
Prices    have    not    advanced   at
We are  giving: better discounts than
ever on Hotel and Mine Camp orders.
The Hunter-Kendrick Company, Limited
p. Burns <�� Co
Saturday evening, between Sandon and the
Payne tram, on wuKon road, a Silver Watch.
Fin.ler will 1>e suitably rewarded by returning
same to MACDONALD & Ross' store, or TlIK
Pavsthkak office.
Baled Hay for Sale
Offers are invited for Fifty
Tons of Prime Rye Grass
Hay, this year's crop. F.O. B.
at Bovvden, Alberta. Address,
Bowden, Alberta.
If you want
Groceries of
the best quality
that thc market
affords send in
your orders to
Wead Office,
Weco Mvenue,
SattOon, 35.C.
Dealers 3��
of all


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