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The Paystreak Aug 3, 1901

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Two tars oi powder, 400 cases, came
in Friday over the K. & S. for H.
Byers & Co.
Dr. Gomm went to Spokane on
Thursday to visit some friends and relations in thai city.
A. 11. Bromly the mining expert on
the Mountain Con group left Wednesday for New York.
Paddy Murphy is in the Lardeau
country. He and Billy Davey are do-
injr some development work on the
Lucky Jim property.
Charles Callahan, who is administrator for Wm. Callahan, deceased, of
Cody mid Joker Fraction fame, spent
several Jays in Sandon this week.
Russell Donald is mining in New
Zealand. He writes that the wages
in that country are as good as in the
Slocan and the climate is an Improvement on anything in that line that lie
ever saw,
City Clerk Lyons has heen raiding
the business establishments ot" the city
lately. When he gets the drop on a
man with liis fountain pen the victim
usually comes to the centre with a $5
bill for Trader's License.
Business is rushing on the K. & S.
these days. On Thursday Agent Huston sent out nearly ten tons of supplies
to K. & S. points. Miners are going
to McGuigan, Whitewater and other
iHtiiits in parties of live or ten a day.
It now transpire^ that the water barrel is on the right of wav oi a city street
and that tho denizens oi Capital Hill
cm have access to il over municipal
property. This is a sequel to the song,
"Who Put the Rocks in the Water
Barrel ?"
The K. & S. has installed a telegraph
system on its line from Sandon tO Kaslo. No outside connection has yet
been made, but hopes are entertained
for it. It is expected that a commercial service will be established between
Sandon and  Kaslo in   the near future.
Wm. McGowan, who has held the
multifarious -offices of porter, night
clerk, bell boy, boot black and expert
witness at tlie Filbert, Balmoral and
Gales establishments, left for Seattle on
Monday. Billy intends going north to
make his stake in the gold fields of the
Bush fires In the neighbood ofthe
Payne terminal kept the K. & S. section men and quite a force from the
Payne mine busy for the most ofthe
week. The fire started down near the
C. P. R. track and burned thru the dry
timber beloyv the terminal. No great
damage was done, altho a stilT breeze
UP" the gulch would not improve the
insurance risks in Sandon.
The Bachelor.
George Petty has four men working
on the Bachelor and Victor Fraction,
driving a tunnel which is now in 40
feet. A thousand feet of open cut work
has been done on the claims. If the
showing justifies it operations will be
continued all winter. Ernest Perty is
in charge of the work.
have it on what we consider reliable authority\
that Robert F. Green, M. P- P., will accept the port- j
folio offered him by the Dunsmuir government and will
come before his constituency for re-eletion as Minister
ot Mines. This furnishes the electorate of this division
an opportunity of which it should take full advantage.
This constituency may not be re-opened again after this
forthcoming election for four years and if this opportunity
of expressing itself is overlooked by the electorate another
may not present itself until it is everlastingly too late for
the demands which should now be made to do any good.
There are certain things which this camp wants and
wants badly, and before re-electing a member to the
Dunsmuir ministry positive pledges should be secured
that these pressing wants will be supplied.
The greatest of these is relief from the unjust and
burdensome exactions of the United States lead and
smelter combines and from the arbitrary treatment of
Canadian railroads, which are accessories of the combines
in making this industrial hold-up.
Action has already been taken to secure relief from
the lead trust's extortion by the securing of a Dominion
bonus on refined lead. This bonus has been secured,
but up to the hour of going to press there is nothing in
ti.e progress made toward constructing a refinery that
could be regarded as flattering to the sagacity ofthe promoters of the bonus scheme. The refinery has not been
built and no effort has been made to commence building.
Meantime the silver-lead mining industry languishes.
Practical mining men and students of events who do
not permit far-fetched prejudices about interference with
vested rights, socialism, paternalism or any other ism to
warp their judgment, agree that the Provincial government should build and operate this refinery. It is purely
a Provincial concern as no other province produces lead
enuf to amount to anything. This Province would receive the full benefit of the Dominion bonus. The Province need have no fear of being crowded out of the
business by the Canadian Pacific or ony  other  railroad.
Railroads are continually asking favors at the seat of government and
breaking laws and regulations all along the line. Any overt act on the
part of a railroad corporation toward a government refinery would be the
signal for reprisals on the part ofthe Provincial government which would
fetch the railroad magnates to their knees in jig time. The Province already has offices in London and could dispose of the product to much
better advantage than any private concern. The Province could have the
advantage of cheaper money to handle its business than any private concern could hope for. There would be no extortion by a government refinery. Producers would be charged what the refining was worth���not, as at
present, all the traffic will stand.    These are  a few of the  salient features.
Where such a refinery should be built is a matter which it is not necessary to discuss at the present moment. Slocan lake, owing to its contiguous supply of dry ore, water power, timber, iron etc., is destined to become
a smelting district unless the government permits the railroad to divert the
industry to some other point more favorable to the corporation's interest
out less favorable to the interests of the mine owners. There are natural
and self-evident reasons why Silverton, New Denver and Slocan City should
have a smelter. Where the smelters are located the refinery should also be
located. With the centralization ofthe lead smelting and refining business
of the Kootenay (under government control of the first and government
ownership of the second) in any of the lake towns would make the town
chosen one of 10,000 people inside a twelvemonth. However, as we said
before, the matter of location is not one of present moment.
The Dunsmuir government prides itself on being a business government. Here is a proposition worthy of the consideration of any government. Let them carry out this policy and the country will flourish. Leave
the silver-lead mining industry at the mercy of rapacious combines and extortionate railroads and the country will retrocede. The choice is plain.
The remedy is simple. The panacea is in the hands of the government
which is sending a member back for endorsation. Before extending that
endorsation positive pledges should be secured. The issue should be forced
by the electors.
Fifty Men tcill be on the Payroll of>
the Big Property Today. Shipping to the Trail Smelter.
Operations have been resumed at the
Whitewater mine and yesterday a gang
of 10 men was put on fixing the road
and 22 staried to work in the mine,
besides a small force in the mill. By
tomorrow the force will be complete
with 50 men on the payroll at the mine,
mill and dumps. This force will operate the mine and mill for one shift.
There is nothing definite as to when
another shilt will be put on. Dan
McKinnon will manage the mill.
It is reported  that the Whitewater
has   contracted  for  its  whole   output
with  the Trail  smelter.    Already  600
tons of concentrates have been shipped
from  the  ore stacked at  the  K. & S.
Manager WTheeler was in town yesterday  and  stated  that  there was no
necessity for any more men going to
Whitewater as he is giving the old men
first preference and there" are already-
several men there from Rossland.
Will  Handle  the  Ioanhoe  Dumps.
Payroll Being Increased.
The Minnesota mill commenced to
grind yesterday on rock from the dumps
at the Ivanhoe mine. P. J. Hickey
stated yesterday that as soon as some
slight repairs to the tramway were
completed the payroll would be increas*
to 30 or 35 men and the mill run steady-
on ore from the dumps. At present
there are about 25 men working at the
mine and mill. There are 500 tons of
rock in the feed bins at the mill. The
tram will be working full swing by
About Dogs.*
Bill Nye is father of the extravagant
statement that "he once knew a man
who was so goi darned poor that he
owned nine dogs." There are ample
indications that the gent Bill referred
to has located in Sandon, not on account of any traces of extreme poverty,
but because of the multitude of dogs
which make themselves manifest in the
streets at all hours of the day and
night. If the city clerk's dog tax receipts come anywhere near the canine
census Sandon should be able to strike
a financial balance.
Thos. Duffy has given a lease and
bond on the Snowdon and Bristol Fraction claims adjoining the Wakefield to
John Carolirrand Tom Campbell. The
bond is for $35,000. Work will be
commenced on the property today. It
is a galena proposition and known to
be of considerable value.
A Neto  Schedule Adopted by
Kaslo & Slocan.
The K. & S. Ry. new schedule went
into effect August ist. The train now
leaves Kaslo at 8:30 a. m. and arrives
at Sandon at 10:55. Returning, the
train leaves Sandon at 1.45 p. m. and
arrives at Kaslo at 4 p. m. The steamer Kaslo leaves Kaslo at 7 a. m. and
arrives in Nelson at 11 a. m. Leaves
Nelson at 5:20 p. m. and arrives in
Kaslo at 9:10 p.m. The Kuskonook
raut has been abandoned for the present
for both freight and passengers, which
are now routed via Five Mile Point and
Nelson, the former passenger service
having been restored on the S. F. & N.
Mine Otoners Should   Make Representations to the Commissioner.
S. J. McLean, Commissioner of
Rates for the Dominion government, is
touring British Columbia to enquire of
the several boards of trade and other
commercial bodies regarding the railway grievances existing iu this provini e.
McLean's job is to take all the evidence
he can get on the matter and submit it
to the Domion government, and there
is little doubt but that his work will
eventually be taken up by a regularly
constituted Dominion railway commission. McLean has made dates with
the Revelstoke, Nelson and Rossland
boards of trade and will hear all they
have to say regarding the matter. In
his invitation McLean says that he will
be pleased to make arrangements to
meet anyone who desires to talk to him
privately in regard to rate complaints.
McLean's visit should not be overlooked by mine owners and other heavy-
shippers in the Slocan. There are
many grievances which, if properly
presented by the Silver Lead Mine
Owners Association or some other influential body, might receive considerable attention from the government.
If, also, a permanent and equitable
rate on matte to and finished products
from a refinery point could be secured
and guaranteed by the government
there would be no difficulty in securing
capital to erect refineries in the Kootenay. It is patent to all who are versed
in the matter, that the hesitancy on the
part of capitalists to embark in the refining business is due to the fact that
there is no permanency in the railroad
tariffs, and capitalists are therefore
timid about making an investment
where the railroads might at any time
be squezzed out   by   a preferential
unfair rate.
The Art Piano of Canada.
Beat Out the Telegraph.
H. Giegerieh  placed an order for  a
car of spuds with  a  firm   of  produce
dealers at Armstrong  this week.    The
Armstrong firm  acknowledged  receipt
of the order and stated that they would
wire   when  shipping.    That   was   on
Tuesday.    On Friday  morning at 7:30
a car of potatoes arrived over the C. P.
way-billed H. Giegerieh, but  "Shady"
said "Oh,no! That  fellow  was going
wire me."    But the  bill of lading was
O. K. and the murphys got into  the
weather-proof cellar on   the short order
plan.    Three hours after the spuds had
been stored   away   and a   ton   or two
sent up the hill "Shady" received   the
following  message,   dated   Thursday,
"Shipped    car   of    potatoes    today,"
They started together,  but the car got
here before the message.    It is a semi-
occasional coincidence when the brakies
beat out the lightning jerkers.
The next meeting of the city council
will take place on Monday evening
next. An interesting seance is expected. "Bucking" Tom Duffy says he
calculates to take his blankets and a
lunch basket along and intends to
camp in the council chamber until the
aldermanic aggregation gets down to
business and an effort is made to
straiten out the council's affairs.
INFORMATION as to the whereabouts of
W. H. Kendall is sought by his wife. Any
information forwarded to the undersigned
address will he thankfully received.
Denver Hotel, >andon, B. C.
E. A. BROWN, M. E.
Underground Surveys
and Examinations. bt,
velopment and Assess*
ment Work. Surveys
and Estimates made for
Virginia Block, Sandon, B.C.
A. F. & AM,
Railroading on the Lardeau Branch.
Heintzman Co,
Toronto,  Ont.
Thomas, Duffy,
Sandon - B. C.
Nine miles of grade has been completed on the Arrowhead &. Kootenay
branch and the tracklayers are putting
the steel down as fast as the grade is
completed. The work is progressing
rapidly, but there is a scarcity* of railroaders, which has a tendency to cause
delay. Nearly all the striking bridge
men and maintenance crews from Nelson have gone up to the new road to
work on construction and many miners
from Rossland have gone over to take
stations or the rock cutting. Laborers
wages have advanced to $2.25 a day,
which is the highest pay for railroads
offered in the Pacific north-west. Rock
men and station workers are getting
good prices. Railroaders are scarce
this summer as the Great Northern
construction at Marcus and the Crow's
Nest Southern at Jennings is taking all
the men offering at better wages than
usual. There are now 6000 men employed on B. C. railroad lines and lines
running in B. C.
NOTICE is herehy Riven thut 1, the undersigned have given a Imm and homi on the
Snowdon and Bristol Fraction Mineral Claims
situated on Four Mile Creek, and that I assume no responsibility for debt* contracted
by the lessees and hondees.
Dated at Sandon this 1st day of Aug.. l'.-oi.
There were two council meetings
this week. At the first Mayor Lovatt
appeared on the stfene, but after a brief
extemporaneous oration in which he
qualified one or two of the aldermen
according to the light in which he saw
them he withdrew. Alderman Jalland
took the chair, but the only business
transacted was to make E. A. Cameron, who was absent at the last meeting a member of the investigating committee and to extend the time in which
the inquiry into the mayor's actions
should be carried on.
The other meeting took place on
Wednesday evening, but only Mayor
Lovatt and Ex-City Clerk Lilly were
present in a municipal capacity. The
mayor spoke a few words to the rubbernecks in which he gave an expert opinion on the city aldermen, collectively
and individually, and also made a few
references to the legal phases of the
municipality's affairs.
To A. R. Porter, J. R. Cameron and ("has.
Haller or any parties to whom A. R. Port.r,
J. R. Cameron or Chas. Haller may have
transferred interest or interests in the Pal-
mieo and Bell Mineral claims, situated near
Cody, and recorded in the Recorder's office of
the Slocan mining pivision.
You are hereby notiiied that I, Philip .1.
Hickey, acting as agent for J. D. Farrell and
Volney D. Williamson have en used to he expended one hundred dollars each in labor and
improvements upon the above mentioned
mineral claims under the provisions ofthe
Mineral Act, and if within ninety days
from the date of this notice you fail to
contribute your portion of such expediture.
together with alt cost-of advert i>h.!_:, your
interest in said property will become the subscribers under section IV. of an act entitled
���'An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, 1S0J "
Dated this _ft��th day of July, 1SP1.
Application for Transfer of Liquor License.
Regular Communication held lint Tlmr
day in each month in Masonic Hell et Sri
Sojourning brethern are cordially invited*!,,
attend, "
A. B. DOCKSTEADER, St.cn.tarv.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days
rom date hereof I will apply to the License
Commissioners of the City of Sundon for a
transfer of the liquor license held by Richard
Orando of the Ivanhoe Hotel to me, the undersigned.
Sandon, B. C. July 15,1001.
Mining Properties Examined   and   Report*
Made.   Will Open up Mining Properties hy
Contract or Salary.   Twenty Years*
M. L. Grimmett,
L. L. B.,
F. L. Christie,
L. L.  ft,
Sandon Cartage Co.
Express, Baggage,
and Cartage.
Delivery to all   Parts of the Citv.
Established  ISM.
Sandon, B. C.
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mining
Mining Stocks bought and sold. General agent for Slocan Proi>ertie-��
Promising   Prospects  for Sale.
Sandon Miners'
Subscribers, $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 Physictsn
J. H. McNEII.L, Pres. Hospital Hoard.
Ship Your Trophies of the Chase to
Harry W. Edwards,
Revelstoke,    B. C.
He will  stuff and mount   in good
style any Bird, Beast, Reptile or Fish
that you can present. You do the killing.    We dcJ the rest.
B. C.|
I. O. O. F.
Meetings in the Union Hall every FfJW
Evening at 7:30. Visiting Brethern coidialD'
invited to attend.
Secretary. Vice Grand, THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, AUGUST 3,
A Scientific Opinion on Sources and
Placer gold -s not* as a Kenera' ru,ei
found very   distant   from   its   original
place of rock deposite. The hardness of
the lode rock,  fineness ofthe  particles
of gold and the relative hardness of the
lode enclosing rocks compared with the
country rock down   stream  are conditions which exert more or less influence
on the distance of the deposits from its
source in tlie rocks in place.    Very fine
particles of gold will   float, particularly
if in thin scale ; also   such   rock  fragments as contain firte  particles oi gold
will be   moved   farther from the place
from   which broken   from a   lode than
pieces of rock containing coarse  gold.
Gold in  honeycomb quartz or  oxidized
iron bearing  quartz   is   very   generally
freed   from   the   quartz  before   being
nnned fiir from its original place ; as a
matter oi fact, much of it is completely
broken up, freeing the  gold in place to
accumulate and form a pocket right on
lop ofthe large outcrop or immediately
Ixlow it.    The   soft country   rocks, by
wearing   down   under   erosion   much
more    rapidly     than      the     relatively
harder rock, by limitation up and down
stream are evidenced   by the successive
parallel   cutting, and, in   the comparatively broad level   places  thus   formed,
furnish   places for   long continued   deposite of gold-containing  rocks, which
there become oroken   up  and   deposit
their contents of gold   when they themselves in smaller fragments are pushed
onward farther  down  stream.     In the
harder rocks the  cutting  is continuous
in practically  one   line, so   that   no accumulation   of   gold-containing   rocks
are made, and there are  comporativcly
small accumulations.     In the California
mountains the streams cut thru successive bands of gold-containing rocks, so
that distribution of   deposits  of   placer
y,o!d were formed  over long continuous
channel  distances, as   compared   with
many other  districts.      Normally,   live
miles from the upper limit or lode source
to the lower limit below   which there is
gold, but  insufficient   in quantity to he
payable, is about the limit.    Above the
source   there   is,   of  course, nothing.
Below the workable placer   there is a
long down-stream   distance   in   which
there i,s   gold,    widely   distributed   in
traces that   are apt (o   be misleading.
These tine colors and general prospects
are due to the   widely   distributed fine
gold that Is more or less floatable either
bv itself or as less line particles in fragments of lode  rocks.    These   particles
'ire, if anything, more likely to be plentiful near  the top   of a deposit,  rather
than at the bedrock  or  bottom.    The
value of the bedrock deposit cannot be
correctly estimated from this light gold
of the top wash.    It is only safe to estimate from prospecting the entire depth.
Generally a gradation downward ofthe
size of the  particles  can   be  observed,
beginning at the lode  source.    Coarse
gold is very generally found close to the
; original lode source, very fine gold at a
considerable distance from it. Generalizations as to the probable quantity in a
deposit are unsafe without considerable
prospecting, covering a comparatively
large area ���Mining and Scientific
Several diamond drill operators have
recently returned to America from the
I Gold Coast of West Africa, where they
went a year ago under contract to reopen the lost mines of King Soloman.
The Americans found there shafts
sunk 200 feet or more in the solid rock,
drifts and tunnels thousands of feet
long, and the remains of primitive
hoisting and drilling apparatus, left
when the mines were abandoned many
centuries ago. The ancient miners
stopped work when they reached water
level, having no means of pumping
water from that depth The ore extracted was a free-milling gold quartz,
easy to treat and apparently very rich.
What will be found at a greater depth
is not given out.
Many relics of primitive workings
were found in the mines, which were
evidently abandoned in haste when the
water came in, and were never re-entered from that day to this. Human
hones were found but nothing to indicate exactly what method was used to
sink such shafts and drive tunnels to
such depths underground could be discovered by the Americans, who were
amazed at the ingenuity of men who,
with only the most primitive methods,
could carry out such undertakings.
The climate of the district is such
that at the completion of their contracts all the Americans engaged in
running drills and exploring the mines
returned home, tho offered great inducements to remain. It is their belief that however rich the mines may
be it will be a dillicult matter to reopen and maintain  them.
Altho two-thirds of the Australian
continent, as it is today, is a desert, yet
her productiveness and possibilities of
development are enormous. Her 4,-
000,000 inhabitants are scattered over
an area of 2,973,000 square miles. Of
this number only 200,000 are aborigines
and these, not because of hostility on
the part ofthe settlers, but because of
inherent degeneracy, are steadily de-
dining. There are 4000 Chinese and
half-castes in the country, and restrictive measures have been adopted to prevent the ingress of Asiatic immigrants.
The great majority of the colonists are,
of course, from Great Britain. The
national wealth is colossal, having been
accumulated by only 4,000,000 people.
In 1899 Australia led the world in product of gold with an  output valued at
$60,000,000. Her silver product is
equal to one-ninth of the world's supply. Last year her total mineral output amounted to $100,000,000. She
has produced over $2,000,000 in gold,
copper, tin and coal, two provinces
alone contributing $500,000,000 in
This year Australia's revenue from
all sources will probably exceed $150,
000,000, which is nearly one-third of
Great Britain's, while her population is
only one-tenth. Australia is therefore
individually three and one-third times
richer than the mother country. In
savings banks there are $700,000,000
on deposit. This is $150 per head, the
highest average in the world.
There is not a hennery in the
mountains that can discount the
Miners' Cafe under its new management.
p. Curtis & Co.
Tbead Office,
Melson, 3B. C.
What's the matter with the
Miners' Cafe? Its all right.
Everything away up but the
IReco Bvenue,
Sandon, 3B. C,
Bealevs ffn
of all
a >
Clothes that Fit the Han.
Owing to the fact that the man
is not made to order, he cannot
be expected to fit the clothes.
The clothes must be made to fit
the man.      &      <fi     <��      &
Leave us your order. We will
give you satisfaction.     $J��     <$J$
J. R. CAflERON. fasSoarble
*   !   M   1
The Paystreak.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White
Metal Camp on Earth.
Operated in the interests of the Editor,
Subscription    -   -   -    -    $2.00 a year.
Strictly in advance.
Specimens Shipped on Suspicion.
William MacAoams,    -   Publisher and Proprietor.
John Houston and other heavy
losers in the journalistic sink hole are
exerting themselves to promulgate the
fact that newspapers in Kootenay do
not pay. This truth is so self-evident
that it is a waste of time to advertise
it. Any man with sufficient observation to recognize that he is alive can
see for himself that the newspaper industry in this glorious climate is a
frost. British Columbia has more
literary productions to the population
than any other region on the outer
crust of this terrestial sphere. These
papers do not pay now and never can
be made to pay, for the simple reason
that the population of the mine camps
will never be sufficiently dense to give
them a field.
The Tribune and Miner, for instance, are published in a burg of 6000
inhabitants, just about sufficient to
support one good weekly. The field
of a daily is limited to the towns it can
reach before any other daily. Whatever business it may get outside this
radius cuts little ice. On this basis,
in the area covered by the Nelson
dailies there is not and never will be a
population of 25,000. One daily, by
accepting whatever was offered it for
boosting political and other causes,
might possibly make wages for the
printers and leave the mamager enuf to
keep him out of the poor house. But
so long as two of them stay in the
field it will be a case of jumping sideways between an overdraft and the
sheriff. What is true of the Nelson
dailies is even more painfully true of
Rossland's diurnal emissions.
The weekly field is as badly surcharged as the daily. Slocan has five
journalistic nightmares. One weekly
might possibly make an honest living
if it had the whole Slocan to itself, but
even that is problemetical. At present
not one ofthe editors is making* wages
and every one of the bunch, with the
exception of Lowery, who made money
before the others knew the name of the
camp, has gone in the hole on the
journalistic proposition. To enumerate : Charlie Smitheringale,the inspiration of the Slocan Drill, was industrious enuf several years ago to locate a
few wildcats  and he   is now reaping a
harvest from that source, morel)' running the newspaper thru force of habit.
Charlie carries a card and could pull
out a long string in any metropolitan
print shop, but the Drill does not pay
him half wages, let alone interest on
his plant. The Matheson boys have
a pill foundry in connection with the
Silvertonian, which permits them to
continue publication. It costs the
boys more to get the paper out than
they get out of the paper. Lowery's
Claim promises to be one of the most
lucrutive literary ventures this far
west, but the Claim is a magazine, not
a newspaper, and its field is limited
onlv bv the ramifications ofthe Anglo-
mm" O
Saxon language. Lowery has made
muckers' wages on the Ledge, but he
has never managed to make the paper
pay interest on the $5000 plant on
which it is produced ; and this, notwithstanding* that Lowery is the best
writer in B. C. Cliffe, who is Beyond
doubt the worst writer in B. C, continues to publish his paper for pure
meanness. His family probably supports him and permits him to get out
the paper to keep him out of mischief.
The Paystreak has managed to live off
the job hook, making a kind of a
Mexican stand-off.
. What is true of Slocan's journalistic endeavors is repeated in every
other district in Kootenav.
It may seem  curious  to folks on
the outside that newspaper men do not
quit such an unsatisfactory vocation,
but that is not so easy to do. Take a
man like John Houston for instance,
who has worked at the trade all his
life (and John has been living since he
was twelve years old) ; wiiat is he to
do if he quits the profesh ? He is too
old and stiff to cut wood or play professional ball and it is not likely that
he could get a job sorting ore or hashing in a mine camp beanery. If John
quit the business tomorrow he would
be back at it again within thirty days,
for the simple reason that he couldn't
do anything else.
- The same assay fits the rest of the
gang. Most newspaper editors in this
country are printers, like Smyth, Mc-
Carter, Wilcox, Pettipiece, Evans and
Greer, who don't know anything else.
If some freak should come along with
a diabolical invention by which the
printing business would be done away
with, the whole outfit would be vags
just as quick as the last hole was
punched in their pie cards.
In the meantime the press of the
Kootenays is deteriorating. Five
years more of this overcrowding and
Kootenay newspapers will be as barren
and fossilized and menial as the patent
inside and out rags that disgrace the
rnral districts oC Manitoba and Ontario.    Already we find boiler plate and
s con.
quack medicine  readers   holding
spicuous   locations   in   manv of the
Kootenay journals that  conic to hand
and most of them do   not show a trace
of brilliancy or originality   from head
rule to foot slugs.    But this is not the
worst.    The papers and   their proprietors are   becoming   obsequious   syco.
phants.    The   Nelson   and   Rossland
dailies are each   advocating a cause
for a   consideration.       Otherwise they
would   seccumb to  the   onslaughts of
the sheriff".    The   weeklies are hot on.
their trail and the only reason thai the
weeklies do not  get  paid   for speiling
for certain   corporations   and propositions is simply that their support is not
worth paying for.  The weekly press of
Kootenav is anxious to   be bribed, bm
it has nothing to sell.     It is a sale hot
that if some shyster came along with a
particularly odious   case   that required
agitating that   there   is not   a weekly
editor in B. C. who   would   hesitate to
state his price*    The  gold  cure looks
good to pencil   pushers  in   the Kootenay.    Of course   there   are some who
will argue   that a   newspaper man has
the same   right   to accept   money for
agitating a case as a lawyer, politician,
preacher, or any other professional advocate, hut such argument is sophistry
rank enuf  to bring   a   blush   to   the
cheek of a horse thief.
There are no two ways about it,
there are far too many papers in B. C.
and unless some of them get pushed
off the earth or their editors follow the
example of Elijah and leave by tho air
line, the press of this province will degenerate until it becomes as soleless
and servile as the party-ridden, corpor-
otion-poisoned journalism of Ontario,
where the editors live on sterilized fog
and thanks and pay their printers in
turnips, scrap iron, church social
tickets, or any old thing that tho delinquent subscriber happens to have in
his possession when the editor overtakes him.
The Mine Owners Association
has transcribed a memorial setting
forth their grievances to the Dominion
government and asking* for a royal
commission to inquire why thev can
rtot make a success of mining, if the
mine owners would cut out their holly-
aching about bad government and unfair taxation and would instead make a
common-sense demand for government
refineries and a railway commission
they might accomplish something-
Kicking about the eight-hour law is a
waste of breath and calling the conn-
try s legislators rubes is liable to act as
a boomerang. It may not be pleasant
to pay the two per cent tax, but mini"*?
should pay its fair share of the country's expenses as agoing concern. 'I -ie
Dominion  tariff is the tax that hurts.
lb. 3Bpevs & Co.
Bealevs in
mine and mill
��ve Gave,
Steel mails,
Canton Steel,
powder, Caps and fuse.
Stoves at
Bandon   ^   Vlelsoh    %    Vtaslo
Me Mead in Cheap prices
Wbeve is an Bssap of What
We Can do in the
White Shirts $125 $    75
Collars       25 15 ���
Canadian Overalls   1 00 75
Blue and Black Twill Serge Shirts  1 75 1  25
Fancy Colored Shirts, Collars, Cuffs at'd 1  25 75
Black Working Shirts   1 25 1 00
Flannelette Reggato Shirts Collars at'd.  1 00 75
Silk Front Shirts   1  25 1 00
A large range of Fedora Hats, from $1.50 to $3.00 for best
quality, See them and satisfy yourself. Gloves al prices that
will captivate you. Summer Underclothing, very finest quality
$1.50 to $2.00 per suit. Similar reductions in all other lines
such as neck-wear, hosiery, etc., etc.
Mlbert Bavio, zche owners* waiiov.
Rossland Engineer's Works CuSi!JcStns
ORE CARS, Skips, Cages, Receivers, Ore Bin Doors, Chutes and general wrought iron plate
work. Our ore cars are the hest on the market. Write for references and full particulars.
SECOND HAND MACHIEERY. For Sale:-One 5 ft. Pelton water wheel under 600 ft, 8 to 16
spiral pipe, one 10x5x13 and side packed plunger sinking pump. Rock Drills, Stoping
Cars, etc. etc.
Agents for Northey Puitids���Stock Carried.
P.O.Box 198, Third Ave., Rossland
i >\i
< *���>"
There are ninety and  nine  that  work
and die
In hunger and want and cold.
That one may live in luxury
And be lapped in   the silken fold !
And ninety and nine in their hovels bare
And one in a palace of riches rare.
From the sweat of their brow the desert
And the forest before them falls ;
Their labor has built the humble homes
And the cities with lofty halls ;
And  one owns the   cities and   houses
and lands,
And the ninety and   nine have   empty
But the night so dreary and dark and
long,      <-
At last shall the morning hring ;
And over the land the victors' song
Of the ninety and nine  shall ring ;
And echo afar from zone to zone,
"Rejoice for Labor shall have its own."
Press Slaoery.
In view ofthe discussion now going
on anent a newspaper trust the following speech given by the New York
Trihune editor a few years ago is interesting and is evidence of what the
result would be. This is what Reid
"There is no such thing in America
as an independent press, unless it is in
the country towns. You are all slaves.
You know it and I know it. There is
not one of you that dare to express an
honest opinion. If you express it, you
know beforehand that it would never
appear in print. I am paid $150 per
week for keeping honest opinions out
of the paper I am connected with.
Others of you are paid similar salaries
for doing similar things. If I should
allow honest opinions to be printed in
one issue df my paper, like Othello, before 24 hours my occupation would be
gone. The man who would be so
foolish as to write honest opinion would
be out on the streets hunting another
job. The business of New York journ-
�� alists is' to distort the truth, to lie outright, to villify, to fawn at the feet of
mammon and to sell his country and
race for his daily bread, or for what is
about the same thing���his daily wages.
You know this and I know it ; and
what folly to be toasting the independent press. We are tools and vassels of
rich men behind the scenes. We are
jumping jacks. Our time, onr talent,
our lives, our possibilities, are all the
property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
They Don't Go Much on Preachers.
A proposition to request the clergymen of the city to preach a labor sermon once a month was quoted down by
the labor council of Montreal. Adverse
action on the question was due to the
fact that the council believed the cause
of labor would be injured by the preachers because of their lack of information
on the problems of the day.
XXhe Shoemaker,
Ha* the Best Stock of
Oentlemen's ffootmav
To be Found in the City.
Customs and Repair
Work a Speciality.
Zouis Ibupperten
riain Street.
filbert   Cafe.
Open Day and Night.
Best Meals in Town.
Everything Necessary to
Satisfy the  Internal
Mntevican and
Muvopean plan.
The Auditorium
Is the only hall in the city
suited for Theatrical Performances, Concerts, Dances and
other public entertainments.
For   bookings  write  or  wire
Anthony Shilland,
Secretary,   Sandon   Miners'   Union
Sandon, B. C.
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A Table that is Replete with the
Choicest Seasonable Viands.
Rooms: Large, Airy and
Special Attention to
the   Mining   Trade.
Contractors and Builders.
Rough and Dressecl Lumber, Coast
Flooring* and Joint Finishing Lumber
Moulding*, Etc.
Sash and Door on   Hand to Order.
Factory on Main Street      \
fresf) Tfcoseberrp
Bap at
* Williamson's
No. 4 K. W. C. BLOCK, NELSON. B. C.
Gold, Silver-Lead and Copper mines WAntftd at tlie EXCHANGE.
KREE MILLING GOLD properties wanted for Eastern investors.
Parties having minin.? property for sale are requested to semi samples of t heir ore to
EXCHANGE for exhibition.
All samples should ho sent by express PREI'All*.
Correspondence solicited.   Address all coininuiiicatiotifa to
Telephone No. U.   P. 0. Uox, 700 ANDREW F. ROSENBERGER, Nelson, B. C
T. Gallon &. Co.
No. 44 K. W. C. Block.
Ore Bags and Twines.
A Large Stock Always on
Hand.    Write for Prices.
P.O. Box, 217
NELSON    m   -   ��
B. C.
Just received a brand
new slock of Whiskies, Brandies, Wines
etc. Will be pleased
to have old customers
call and give them a
trial. Certain to
please and always
Unto his house the good elk went
With cloves upon his breath,
I And up the stairs he softly crept
As one afraid of death.
| "What is he time ?" his wife cried out.
"'Tis 12 o'clock," said he���
I And right away the cuckoo clock
Cuckooed the hour of three.
I But he was wise, he did not run
As some poor husbands would ;
j Instead, with ready think tank he
Cuckooed nine more and made good.
.������ m���	
Kneic what He teas Talking About.
Pupil���Where is Atoms?
Teacher���You mean Athens, Johnnie
It is a place in Greece.
Pupil���No I don't  mean Athens.    I
mean   Atoms,   the   place   miners get
ihlown to when  they strike a missed
At a meeting of the Sandon Miners'
Union the following motion was
"That this Union is and always has
been of the opinion that the introduction
of Chinese and Japanese labor into this
camp is detrimental to the best interests
ofthe community.
"Therefore, this organization makes
earnest call upon its friends and those
in accord with its principles lo avoid
patronizing the Japaneze laundry now
in operation in this city. "
Leading a Double Life.
"This watchdog  you sold  me is no
"What's the matter with him?"
"Why, every time he barks he wags
his tail!"
Familq Secrets.
"Papa's got a new set of false teeth,"
said little Willie.
"Really?' replied the visitor. "1
didn't know your papa's teeth were
"Oh yes, and say���I'll bet they cut
down the old set and make me wear
Wanted to Statj   Where  He Had a
Sure Thing.
Should y^ur meanderings about
this mundane sphere take you to
Neto Denoer
Remember that there is a hotel
in the Lucerne of America at
which pilgrims may enjoy all the
comforts of a home, at prices on
a par with the damage levied by
other houses thruout the district,
lhe Idealistic Scenery of this
Beauty Spot in Nature's Wonderland can be best enjoyed from
the balcony of the
Newmarket Hotel.
The cuisine supplied assays high.
The bedrooms are large, airy
and luxuriously furnished. The
other accomodations are unexcelled in the Slocan, and the
brands of bottled comforters kept
in stock are health-giving and
soul-inspiring when taken in
proper quantities. The proprietor's name is
Henry Stege.
Figures and estimates
cheerfully furnished for all
Booth & Robinson,
Reco Ane. Sandon
At a religious meeting an evangelist
requested all to rise who wanted to go
to heaven. All rose but one man. The
evangelist then requested all to rise
who wanted to go to the bad pl.ice, and
the man still remained seated. The
evangelist then remarked that there
seemed to be one man in the audience
who didn't want to go to either of the
ahove-named places and he would like
to know where he did want to go���to
which the man replied that he didn't
want to go anywhere���he wanted to
stay right here.
A Great Intention.
A Cincinnati electrician says that by
ending an electric current thru a tough
piece of beefsteak he can convert it into
a tender piece of meat. If this scient-
,st i* not lying this will undoubtedly be
������yarded as the greatest triumph of
pon't forget that Garner &
fierce have re-opened the
Minors' Cafe.
Yon can get a square at the
Oners' Cafe.
Tea and Coffee like yonr
pother nsed to make at the
Miners' Cafe.
Gale's "���%
Is the best Tonsorial  Establishment in the Slocan.
Balmoral  Building Main St.
The Denver.
The Most Complete Health  Resort on
the Continent of North America.
Situated    'midst   Scenery   Unrivalled   for
Halcyon Hot Springs
SffiS Sanitarium. -wS
Excursion *-"-**���***>***��� *v*****,and Nurse
Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake B. C.
Terms, $1.*> to ��18 per week,  according
to residence in Hotel or Villas.
Its Baths cure all Nervous and Muscular Diseases.    Its waters heal all
Liver, Kidney and Stomach
Ailments and Metallic  Poisoning.
Telegraphic   Communication with al
parts of the World.
T wo Mai s arrive and depart Every* Day
Sunday excursion rate good leaving Saturday, returning Monday, -J2.75.
Cody Ave.
Comfortable Rooms
Reasonable Rates
A Quiet, Orderly, Homelike Hotel
Sandon   Bottling
Manufacturers oi
Carbonated Drinks
of all kinds.
CODY AVENUE       -       SANDON.
Summer Vacatson Trips.
June 18.
July 2 and 16.
Aug. 6 and 20.
Epworth    League    Meeting
San Francisco $50.00
JULY 13th Ho 14th *o 15th
Christian Endeavor Convention
Cincinati $68.50 July 2 and 3.
National Education Assa.
Detroit $71.75 July 2 and 3
For time tables, rates and full inform
ation call on or address  nearest  local
H. W. Harbour.
Agent. Sandon
J. S. Carter        E. J. Coyle,
D. P. A. A. G. P. A.,
Nelson, B. 0. Vancouver, B. O.
5 0 000
THE PAYSTREAK JOB DEPARTMENT has just received a consignment
of 50,000 envelopes from the W. J.
Gage company of Toronto. We now
have exposed in our stationery stopes -
No. 7 and 8 Sterling
White Laid
No. 7 Commercial
No. 7 Government
Bond, Blue
No. 7 Bankers Bond
No. 7 and 8 White
Record Linnen
No. 7 1'2 Linnen Ledger
No. 9 and 10 Legal and
No. 12 Official
You can procure the Commercial,
Sterling, Government Bond or Record
Linnen, neatly and artistically printed
$5.00 pev   {Thousand
This is the best grade of goods
ever offered for the money in
the camp. Get your orders in
by Mail, Express, Freight,
Packtrain or Ariel Tramway.
Bonft pvocastinate
\Tbi* offev will not last
-The papstveak Bob
Bepavtment has no
1 :���:���������
' 111
The Rabbit Pari Ownei i toill Sue
the Bqron AI. White Company
for Half a Million. Claim to
Hace the Apex nf the Slocan
Star Ledge.
Suit has been entered in the Nelson
court against the T< -on N. White
Company for $5oo,ooi> by the Star
Mining & Milling Company, owners
of the Rabbit Paw and Heber Fraction
The Slocan Star und Silversmith
claims of the Byron N. White Company adjoin the Rabbit Paw and Heber
Fraction on the east and north, and
were located under the old law which
gives extralateral rights. The tunnels
of the Byron N. White company are On
the Slocan Star and Jennie claims and
the ledge is worked east and west for a
total distance of nearly 2000 feet. Tie
Star Mining & Milling Company claim
that the working to the west come into
their ground on the Heber Fraction.
This the Heber owners contend is not
within the Byron N. White Company's
rights as they claim to have the apex of
the Slocan Star ledge on the Rabbit
Paw and Heber ground and have
opened it up for 500 feet on the surface.
The Byron N. White Company
claim that the ore chute does not touch
the Heber ground and that they have
the apex oi" the Slocan Star ledge on
the Silversmith ground, clearly definable thruout their workings.
The case will come up lor hearing in
the Nelson court in October and it is
v crtain to be one of the most momentous law suits ever brot off in British
Columbia. It is an outgrowth oi the
apexing law of '91 and involves title to
the richest ore chute ever opened up in
the Slocan country. The Star Mining
& Milling Company has hied a petition
for an injunction to prevent the White
company from working on the Heber
Byron N. White and Brucj White of
the Byron N. White Company were in
town during the week and left ye_>ter-
terday for their homes in Spokan and
Nelson. When spoken to yesterday
Byron N. White said that he had not
yet received any official or legal notification of any suit being entered against
his company or any injunction applied
for and that there was no intention to
change his company's program ; that
the mine will continue working with a
full force. He also stated that his
company was not mining any ore which
did not rightly belong to it, and that
he was satisfied as to the result of any
suit which had been or might be started
against his company.
George Pierce and Fred Garner have
taken over the Miners' Cafe and will
run it on the most approved and modern plan.
Jack Lowes was buried on the banks
of the Yukon at the Little Salmon river
on the 17th of July. The Mounted
Police found his body 25 miles below
the scene of the accident.
The Payroll of the Camp.
Business for the month of August
opens up \ei*y satisfactorily. Every
firm in the city reports better opening
orders than -"br several months past.
Even property with the exception of
the Ruth now has a ven' respectable
payroll Ths welcome news of the reopening of tlie Whitewater is regarded
by many as in indication that the Ruth
will also resume in the near future.
The ore shipments for the month of
July have been fair considering the
circumstances and for the month of
August wm be the best month yet this
year. A pan ial list of the forces at the
various mines is as follows : Slocan
Star 100, Rambler 65, Whitewater 50,
Last Chance 50, Ivanhoe 35, Payne 30
Queen Bess ;���.$, Reco-Goodenough 25,
Sunset 20, Red Fox 16, Wonderful 12,
Monitor 12
Notwithstanding that the payroll is
steadily increasing there is now no
further occasion for a stampede of miners to the Slocan camp* Quite a large
number came in from Rossland this
week, and while there are few idle men
in town   there are   enuf to  supply the
demand at piesent.
There are 25 men employed at the
Reco-Goodenough. The Goodenough
is sending down ore and will ship to
the seby smelter at Frisco. The Reco
has three different)' contracts working,
opening up more ground on the No.
1 ���-wid No. 2 veins. Everything points
to a very active summer on the Reco-
Goodenough. The properties never
looked better than right at the present
I GUM boots!
We have  the  finest
line of miners'
Rubber Footwear I
now on exhibition in
the city. The wet
shaft has no terrors
for the man in the
gum clothes. Size
up our stock. o�� o#
I Thos. Brown,
Main St., Sandon.
iDapA Oats, 3Bran,
and ffllfteat at
Brpson (Bibson & Co'$
White Star Coffee
Fifty  cents a pound.    A coffee mill I
goes with every  five pound  purchase.
Get one before they are all gone.
���falland ffivos.
Bandon   *   *   British Columbia
Having made special  arrangements to receive Bailp
Shipments of Oveen Ovocevies, 3fvesh Mutter
atld IBggS we are in a position to fill your orders promptly
with good selected stock.
Special bargains in Ladies Shirt Waists consisting oi
Silks, Organdies, Muslins and All Over Laces. Ready-
made Skirts in Tweeds, Serges, Crash and Ducks.
B few Sailov Wats to Close Out at Cost
Mens' Furnishings.
The most complete line of shirts ever shown in the
west. Neglige, Cambric, Silk and Flannell Outing. A
large shipment of ties in latest styles to arrive this week.
XXhe fsunter*1ken6rick Co., Zimited
From Sandon Over the K. & S.
Slocan Star 474 tons
Noble Five  25 tons
American Boy 143 tons
Trade Dollar  2otons
Payne  2510ns
Last Chance  20 tons
From McGuigan.
Rambler  450 tons
Red Fox  **3tons
From Whitewater.
Whitewater 6o��
From Three Forks.
Queen Bess 25r


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