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The Paystreak Aug 31, 1901

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Win. Rowan left Sandon for Soo Ste
Marie, Mich., Monday.
Wm. Copeland returned to Sandon
from Moyie on Monday.
St. Alamo Davis returned on Monday
from a visit to Virginia.
Mat Garity, not unknown in Sandon,
is being examined for sanity by the
Nelson authorities.
Grand Forks and Columbia have
voted to amalgamate. The new town
will be called Miner.
Miss I Knell, who has been visiting
her sister, Mrs. Dwyer, left Tuesday
lor Walla Walla Wash.
Jim McPoil is spending a two-week's
holiday on the Pacific Coast. Jimmie
was a pioneer in Vancouver.
Mike Kerlin has gone into the saloon
business in Kaslo. In partnership, with
Gus Lofstead he has taken over the
Mrs. A. David and son returned from
Spokan yesterday, where Mrs. David
lias been making an extended visit
with relations.
The Trout Lake Townsite company
has turned over half of its unsold lots
to the C* P. R. as a bonus for building
into that town.
H. J. Broddie, Winnipeg, and W. E.
Burtong, Vahcouver, of the C. P. R.
passenger department passed thru to
Kasloon Wednesday.
A bush fire on Sunday last destroyed
a tine hunch of green timber on the
mountain above Cody, between Cody
and Carpenter creeks.
Joe Cerrigan, formerly of Whitewater, now makes his headquarters at
the Knterprise. He holds a responsible
position with the Gold Fields outfit.
Nelson Tribune:���A license to wed
was yesterday granted to Morris Best
Smith of Sandon and Miss Mae Greenwood of Spokan. The couple were
married in the eity. ,
A porcupine was found asleep on the
main street of New Denver one evening
this week. .As a health resort New
Denver is unexcelled. Where a porcupine can sleep on the street no ones
nerves will suffer.
Tom Fox, who has faithfully held the
berth of shift boss at the  Slocan  Star
many moons,   left   for   Seattle   on
Tuesday. He will spend six weeks on
the Pacific Coast enjoying a holiday in
Washington and California.
N. J. Cavanaugh went over to the
Lardeau country on Thursday to look
after his mining interests there. Along
with a little syndicate of Sandon capital's he is interested in some of the em-
brayo bonanzas of the Lardeau.
A man -by the name of Monkhouse
who was working on the Wolfleys at
the Minnesota mill got caught in a belt
and had one of his legs broken last
���Sunday evening. He is now at the
Miners' Hospital making as rapid a
recovery as could be expected, Monk-
house came to Sandon from Moyie recently, where he had been working in
the St. Eugene mill. '
An alarm of fire called ont the brigade
on Tuesday evening. The chimney in
Giegench's store caught fire and made
a brilliant blaze but did no damage.
Murdock McLean of New Denver
has received the contract for the new
hunk houses at the Arlington. Another
large ore house will also be built and a
number of cottages put up for the accommodations of married employees.
Wm. R. Beattie and Mrs. Bell Stanton of Helena, Mont., contracted a life
partnership in New Denver last Tuesday. They have taken up house-keeping in the Lucerne of America. The
congratulations of his many friends are
extended to Mr. Beattie and his bride
Steve Bailey, whose name is suggestive of early days in the Slocan, is
in East Kootenay "looking at the
scenery." Steve has been engaged in
a variety of enterprises since he sold
the Payne, fro mraising jackpots to
steamboating on the Yukon. At present he is hotel-keeping in Seattle and
making money at it.
John S. MacKenzie left on Wednesday for Glasgow, Scotland. While in
the old country he will represent The
Paystreak at the Glasgow exhibition as
our sporting editor is unable to attend.
He will also call on King Edward and
offer a few suggestions to the war department on our behalf. His views
and impressions of British institutions
will be received by the wireless clothesline and reproduced spasmoticallv in
The Paystreak for the benefit of those
who do not want to go to Glasgow.
A Tramtcati on a Stampede.
The Minnesota Silver Company's
tramway ran away on Tuesday morning
and travelled over 2000 feet before
stopping. The brake on the big bull
wheel at the upper terminal refused
to work and with over 20 buckets
loaded the tram started to.run. Gaining momentum as it went, it tore out
the standing rail at the bottom terminal and broke off seven buckets. When
it stopped nearly every bucket was
The damage done was not serious
and aside trom the inconvenience of
closing the mill for a few days will nol
be very expensive. The tramway will
probably be running again today.
The Minnesota mill is doing excellent work and on the day before the
accident handled 125 tons of ore. Four
cars have been shipped this week and
several more are ready for shipment.
Don't Like the Yellovohead.
John Sheradin and George Vallance
have returned from the Yellowhead
Pass country, where they went last
spring to prospect. They are not at all
in love with the country as they say
they found nothing but pyrites of hard
luck. They went up the Cariboo road
to the headwaters of the Peace, travelling 1200 miles on foot.
Stone & Knight, the Famous Diamond Drill Experts will Test the
Big Ledge.
Stone & Knight, the well-known
diamond drill contractors, of Spokan,
are expected in town next week to start
work on the Payne. They will bring
two diamond drills to prove the ledge
which has already paid over a million
and a half in profits.
The drills wilt be put to work in the
No. 5 tunnel to prove that the ore bodies
go down.    It   is   the   intention of the
management to show up the ore chutes
in the ledge below the present workings
and   having  done this, to   then run a
tunnel in from the Sandon side of the
Another drill will also be put to work
in the No. 8, which is being driven in
from the McGuigan   side   of  the hill.
Here the ore bodies will be located so
that the tunnel can be run direct to the
richest place in the ore chute, opening
up the ledge 300 feet below the No. 5
drift, where the rich ore   bodies which
made the Payne famous were found.
Power to drive a compressor will be
furnished by a, gasoline engine at the
mouth of No. 5. Two thousand feet of
air pipe was receivedi over the C. P. R.
last night and work will be commenced
immediately to lay it.
In the No. 5 the hoisting engine has
been placed in position and sinking will
be resumed as soon as the pipe can be
laid and connected up with the compressor plant. Greno Bros, have the
contract for this work and will put the
shaft down at the rate of two feet a
day. Two air drills will be used in the
shaft and two shifts kept working.
The hoist, which is of the duplex pattern, capable of great speed, will also
be driven with air and air power will be
used for the diamond drills.
A. C. Garde leaves for New York
this afternoon and wtll go from there
to Montreal, where he will spend three
weeks at the head office of the company. It is reported that while east he
will place the order for the big compressor which is to be put in down in
the Carpenter creek gulch. It has not
been decided what kind of plant will be
installed but Mr. Garde's thoro familiarity with the mechanical department of
the mining business is sufficient guarantee that nothing but the best will be
considered. The Payne has money in
the treasury to carry out the comprehensive system of development which
has been planned by the new management, and work will be continued vigorously until the Payne again heads the
list among the bonanzas of the Slocan.
J. D. Kendall, the Well Known Mining Expert to Examine Mines
in Africa.
J. D. Kendall, who is now at Silver-
ton examining the Emily Edith for old
country stock-holders, will leave in a
in a few days for the coast, from where
he will leave in a couple of months for
the Soudan country to examine properties for English capitalists. These are
gold properties and have but recently
been discovered.
Tt-cin  Falls,  the   Temporarq  Terminus ofthe Lardo Road.
Neil Mclnnes expects to leave next
week for Boston, Mass.
The C. P. R. have just placed the
townsite of Twin Falls, heretofore called
Selkirk, on the market. The townsite
is beautifully situated on the east end
of Trout Lake, on ground rising from
the waters of the lake and the Lardeau
river, a considerable portion of which *
has just been cleared of timber. The
railway now building from Kootenay
Lake is expected to reach the point very
shortly, which will be the terminus for
the present.
The Trackmen's Strike is Off.
Word was received in town last night
that the trackmen's strike on the
C. P. R. was settled at i2*3oyesterdey.
The terms of settlement are not yet
known but the maintenance men will
all go back to work today. Some sections of the track are in very bad shape
and it will cost a lot of money to catch
up with the work. Vfery little progress
has been made in repairing the damage
suffered during the strike as few men
could be found to take the place of
strikers. On the trestle burned out
between Roseberry and Nakusp $5.00
a day was offered this week but no one
was found ready to accept work at that
These circumstances, along with the
fact that the Manitoba wheat crop will
commence to roll next week no doubt
tended to hasten a settlement.
Alien Labor at Rossland.
The alien law is going to get a fair
test at Rossland. Al. Geiser, who has
taken a contract from Barney Macdonald to re-open the Le Roi, is smuggling men in from the United States to
work in the mine. The Miners' Union
intends to invoke the law and try to
put Geiser, Macdonald and the scabs
over the road. The Western Federation has more money to spend on this
fight than Barney and his backers, and
there will be a hot time in Rossland
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Gold Mining in the Sea Bottom.
Alaska experience has made known
many novel conditions and kinds of
placer mining. Mining under moss,
mining at the terminals of glaciers,
burning one's way thru perpetual
frozen ground to bedrock, getting out
dumps in winter to be washed in summer, reversing the old California way
of getting out dumps in summer for
winter washing, were all novel placer
mining experiences of the Klondike a
very few years since. Later, with the
discovery of gold at Nome, beach mining became in turn the novelty to attract popular attention.
The miners were boring thru ice in
Behring sea, a quarter of a mile off the
shore at Nome City, to prospect the
bottom of the sea on June ist of this
year. The time of the year is itself a
novelty for an exploration beneath the
ice and gives some idea of the long
period during which work of this kind
is possible on the edge of the Arctic
The beach at Nome is flat and beneath the sea slopes away so gently
that at a quarter mile distance, where
the boring���or, more exactly, shaft
digging���in the ice is going on, the
sea is still so shallow that it is solid ice
to the bottom. Diving suits are not
necessary. There is no water at the
sea bottom to contend with.
Geologically, there is no reason why-
such explorations of the sea bottom at
Nome���but not the sea bottom at any
and every other place���should not develop payable placers. The stream
whose old beds and channels who have
proven so rich in gold in the high lands
back of Nome once had a comparatively direct line of flow from tne high
lands, thru the tundra as it now is and
thru a gently sloping valley, occupying
an area now covered by the waters of
Behring Sea. One of the regional
earth movements, such as is now going
on on the coast of the Baltic Sea in
Europe, has lowered the level of the old
plain till the sea now flows over it.
The channel beds of the old streams are
now beneath the sea surface���part of
that old plain���and contain beneath
the sea the gold brot into them when
they were part of the land. It is this
gold which will be found and mined as
the result of the novel explorations.
The sea-covered locus of the payable
deposit should not be particularly difficult to locate by prospecting. It will
be the seaward extension of the richest
portions of the beach and tundra. Unlike the beach, the sea bottom will be
mined thru the lighter deposits containing the fine gold, and beneath them
will exploit the old channel bedrock
with its possible deposits of coarse gold
and certainly much larger accumlations
of fine gold.
The sea-bottom mining, while novel,
is not entirely original. The Russian
miners in Siberia have been doing
much the same thing there. The difference is simply in the place of the
mining.    In Siberia it is in the stream
beds that have been mined. The Russian miner's practice is to cut out from
the ice the area he designs to make
his shaft. This exposes a water surface. Poles are then forced vertically
down on the sides of the shaft to the
bottom of the stream. The water
again freezes on the exposed surface
and also freezes behind the poles. The
freshly frozen ice is cut out and the ice
formed behind the poles makes a wall
preventing the further influx of water.
The miner then thaws the bottom of
the stream bed .with fire removes to the
stream banks what he wishes of it
within the limits of his shaft. Later in
the summer he washes up his dump
and recovers the gold.
This mining of the sea bottom thru
the ice can not fail to make some
amendments to the law of placer locations in Alaska. The bottom of the sea
is not public land of the United States.
Neither when the sea is frozen can it be
called navigable waters. Just how the
dredger rights that were to be granted
to work the sea bottom at Nome are
going to be construed in connection
with drifting beneath the ice is not
clear. The admiralty cases do no furnish precedents for deciding titles to
mining claims.���Mining and Scientific
Notice to Creditors.
In the matter of tlu- estate of James Williamson, late of the City of Sandon. B. C, Merchant, deceased.
to the '���Trustees and Executors Act,** that
all creditors and others having claims against
the Estate of the said James Williamson,
who died on the 2tnd day of July, A. D.. 1901,
are required, on or before the 1st day of October 1.0], to send by post prepaid, or deliver
to F. L. Christie, ofthe Atherton Block. Sandon, B.C., Solicitor for Mary Elizabeth Williamson the administratrix of the estate of
James Williamson, their christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions and full
particulars of their claims, the statement of
their accounts and the nature of the securities., if any, held by them.
And Notice is hereby further given that immediately alter such last mentioned date the
said administratrix will proceed to distribute
the assets of the deceased among the parties
entitled thereto, having regard only to the
claims of -which she shall then have notice;
and that the said administratrix will not be
liablo for the said assets or any part thereof
to any person or persons of whose claims notice
shall not have betn received by her at the
time of such distribution
Sslicitor for the Admistratrix.
Dated the 27th day of August, A. D., 1901.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Miuing Division of West
Kootonay District Where located: One
quarter of one mile South West of Cody
TAKE NOTICE that I, A. B. Docksteader,
as agent for Frederick A. Henneberg, Freo
Miner's Certificate No. B6898^, and John Dock-
Bteader, Free Miners' Certificate No. B52S21,
intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action  iinder
section   37  must  be commenced before  the
issuance of such Certificates of Improvements
Dated this 27th day of August, A. D. 1!K)1.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, the undersigned have given a lease and bond on the
Snowdon aud ltristol Fraction Mineral Claims
situated on Four Mile Creek, and that I assume no responsibility for debts contracted
hy the levees and bondees. �����
Dated at Sandonjliis 1st day of Aug., l'.H'l.
To J. R. Cameron ami A. R. Porter or any
person or persons to whom they may have
assigned their interests in the Silver Chord
Mineral Claim, situated near Sandon and
registered in the Recorder's ottice for the
Slocan Mining Division.
You are hereby notified that I, Philip J.
Hickey, acting as agent for J. D. Farrell and
Volney D. Williamson, have caused to be extended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upou the above-mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral
Act, and _f within ninety days from the date
of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute
your proportion of such expenditure, together
with all costs of ad vert isinR. your interest in
said claim will become the property of the
subscriber under Section I of an Act entitled
"An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, l:n��."
Dated this 5th Day of August, 19C1.
To A.R. Porter, J. R. Cameron and Chas.
Haller or any partiMtO whom A. R. Porter.
J. R. Cameron or Chas. Haller may have
transferred interest or interests in the Pal-
mico and Bell Mineral chum-,, situated near
Cody, anil recorded in the Recorder's ottice of
the sfocan minim: division.
You are hereby notilied that I, Philip J.
Hickey. acting as agent for J. D. Farrell and
Volney I). Williamson have caused to be expended one hundred dollars each in labor nnd
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 all cost of advertising*, your
interes. in said property will become the subscribers under section IV. of an act entitled
"An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, I'.MX)."
(PHILIP .1. HICKEY, Agent.)
Dated this 2!��th day of July, 1891.
Application for Transfer of Liquor License.
NOTICE is hereby given that tbitty days
from date hereof we, tho undersigned, intend
to apply to the License Commissioners of the
city of Sandon for a transfer to us of the
liquor license formerly held by Mrs. Annie
Egan of the Palace Hotel.
Dated at Saudon this _Mth day of Aug., liioi.
E. A. BROWN, M. E.
Underground Surveys
and Examinations. De<
velopmcnt and Assess^
ment Work. Surveys
and Estimates made for
Virginia Block, Sandon, B.C.
a. f. & a. m,
Regular Communication hell first Thm
dav iu each month in Masonic Hull ��t hy i
Sojourning brethern are cordially invitedto
A. B. DOCKSTEADER, Secretary.
Mining Properties Examined   and   Reports
Made.   Will Open up Mining Properties by
Contract or Salary.  Twenty Years'
M. L. Grimmett,
L. L. B.,
F. L. Christie,;
L. L. B.( *
Sandon Cartage Co,
Express, Baggage,
and Cartage.
Delivery to  all   Parts of the City.
Established IK'.'-.
Sandon, B. C.
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mining
Mining Stocks bought and ..old, General agent for Slocan Properties
Promising  Prospocts for Sale.
Sandon Miners'
Subscribers, $1 per month ; iVivaii*
patients, $2 per day, exclude ol
Expense of Physician or Surgeon
and Drugs.
Open To The Public,
DR. W. E. QOMM,   Attendant l'1-y.i.-tiin.
,1. H. MCNEILL, Pres. Hospital Board.
Ship Your Trophies of tin Chase to
Harry W. Edwards,
Revelstoke,    B. C-
He  will  stuff and  mount   in &
that you can present. You
ing.    We do the rest.
style any Bird, Beast,  Reptile or^
I. O. O. F.
,    Meetings  in the Union Ha�� '"''"'.^lly
j Evening at 7*80. "Visiting DretluTU
. invited to attend.
GE0.WA1TK,        J AS. H. THO'^
Secretary. v lte THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, AUGUST 31,
Kailvoads in politics.
When we speak of railroad corporations in politics we mean their entrance
into this field to preserve their privileges
and defeat or silence opposition to their
interests. They accomplish their ends
thru various channels. As a rule they
do not attempt to gain favorable legislation by representation, as in other
enterprises, such as agricultural, manufacturing and labor, which appears
sirange when we consider the army of
voters they employ. Experience has
shown, that the mildest attempt to influence the votes of their employees is
looked upon with suspicion by them,
and in manyxases the employees have
been led to lie against their own interests antftneir employers by reason
of these suspicions.
Therefore  the only protection   they
apparently   have   is   by   the   present
methods used, which can only be termed a mild species of bribery.    It is deplorable that  this should  be the case.
Gifts  of transportation,   gifts of free
freight   carriage,   gifts   of, telegraph
franks, are some ofthe means employed
to reach our legislators,   to influence
them favorable \to the intersts of railroad corporations.
The magnitude of the interests involved and their growing value, lead
the corporations still deeper every year
into this form of bribery. With the
consolidation of railway interests into
fewer hands it is not found necessary to
extend these favors to shippers, consequently this form of bribery will be
used to corrupt our public men and the
press. Our legislators in Canada draw
their mileage from the government,
travel on passes and pocket the mileage.
This appears to be the rule rather than
the exception. Indirectly is not mileage so paid a bribe? Last year in the
state of Washington a prominent railroad attorney was reported to have said
"the roads did not give passes for
nothing." Two state senators had
their passes cancelled for opposition to
railroad interests, which proceeding
was revealed by the press.
A common sense method of dealing
with the pass evil with our members of
legislative bodies . is for the several
governments to buy the transportation,
issuing the same to the members in
heu of the mileage and prohibiting their
acceptance of favors by law from railroad corporations.
No small part ofthe expensss of a
railroad is the amount charged to legal
expenses and used to maintain lobbies,
to actively further or defeat legislation
favorable or unfavorable at the seat of
Government. All manner ofschemeS)
representations and cajoleries are employed. We had a good object lesson
in the last session of the B. C. legislature.
Recent events in railroad circles add
a more alarming tinge to our view of
this question. The "community of
���nterst plan" in the  United  States is
gradually consolidating the railroads in-
into a more harmonious whole,  controlled by a few men.    The Canadian
Pacific  Railway is now  the only road
out of this plan running independently.
The plan is to eventually give each
group   or  community   the control of
transportation lying in their respective
territory   or  natural   highway.     The
Canadian road  has always been more
or less a "pirate" to the American lines
competing in their territory for business.    It is not to be supposed that this
will be allowed to continue,  when a
matter of fifty millions will control the
situation.  The highest interest bearing
obligation of the C. P. R.  is the 6 ./*
bonds.    The stock averages nearly 5 0/��
yearly in dividends.     Chairman Van
Home publicly denied  that his   road
could be secured as the stock is held by
some 15,000 holders.   The  Burlington
stock was held by 14,000 holders and
yet it was secured by the  Hill-Morgan
Syndicate by  a promise of8��/0 divi-
denes; and does any   one   suppose a
holder of 5 ��/0 st<)ck will  not give control for 8 ��/0.
Then the question presents itself:
Our Canadian Highway in the hands
of aliens, who of necessity, to overcome
prejudice must go deeper into politics
to shape public opiniod favorable to
their interests.    It is not encouraging.
The people are deserving of better
treatment than this. We have assisted
the C. P. R. to the gain of ourselves
but to the possible detriment of our
children. To allow this corporation's
policy to be dictated by aliens to our
own detriment is not what our original
legislators dreamed of, and it is doubtful if the Canadian people will allow it.
The press is made to serve as a
medium of reaching the public mind by
the railroads. Prominent journals are
either hot outright or a large share of
the stock is held ; to others liberal contracts for advertising are given. To
the smaller and less influential papers
transportation is given in payment for
advertising and in some cases rebates
for freight charges are allowed. All
this is to the same end���the promulgation of sentiment favorable to the roads.
We have a typical illustration of this in
B. C., due to the number of sheets in
existence which could not continue
publication without support from some
source. In view of what the ideal
status of the press should be, "the exponent of public opinion without fear or
favor," this is another deplorable phase
of the situation.
The article in The Paystreak recently
on watered stocks gave the remedy for
the pernicious , activity of railroads in
polnVs. Condensed, it means the prohibition oi over capitalization in future
railway promotion, the retirement of
present over capitalization, the guarantee of a reasonable return of interest
on every railroad investment, the use
of the balance of earnings to reduce indebtedness and lower rates. Until this
is done we will always have corruption
in politics thru the railroad interests.
Excursion Rates to Spoken.
On the occasion of the Spokane Interstate Fair, Sept. 10 to 21 inclusive,
the K. & S. railway will sell round trip
tickets Sandon to Spokane at the rate
of $13.15. Selling dates are from Sept.
8th to 19th inclusive. Tickets good for
nine days from date of sale. Tickets
sold on or after Sept. 15th will be limited to Sept. 22nd. The rates from
McGuigan are $12.75; Whitewater,
$12.40 on same conditions.
Is the best Tonsorial  Establishment in the Slocan.
Balmoral Building Main St.
Just received a brand
new stock of Whiskies, Brandies, Wines
etc. Will be pleased
to have old customers
call and give them a
trial. Certain to
please and always
Richard  Orando.
fresf) Vegetables
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1 Carrots Beets I
i Cabbage      ************
I Zettuce
f Qnions
S Kadishes
f Cucumbers
B Zarge Consignment
$ust Bvvtved.
$allani> Xros.
Sandon   <   ��   British Columbia
That is what everyone wants who orders
a suit of clothes or pair of trousers. We
guaaantee SATISFACTION to all our customers.    Leave your order with us far a
The Paystreak.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White
Metal Gump on Earth.
Operated in the interests of the Editor,
Subscription    -   -   -   -    $2.00 a year.
Strictly in advance.
Specimens Shipped on Suspicion.
William MacAdams,    -   Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON, AUGUST 31, 1901.
Two railroads are being built in
the Boundary, connecting Grand Forks
with Republic. One is being built by
Jim Hill and the other by the Canadian
Hill's Great Northern branch will
haul ore from Phoenix, Greenwood
and Cascade City in British Columbia
to Northport, Spokan or some other
smelting point established or to be
established in the United States.
The Canadian Pacific will haul
ore from Republic and other points in
the state of Washington to Greenwood,
Grand Forks, Nelson or Trail smelters
in British Columbia.
Two roads are not necessary to
carry all the ore presenting itself for
traffic in either territory. One road
could comfortably handle all the business that will be offered for many
years. Double tracked and properly
equipped it could handle all the traffic
'Originating on its route for the next
half century.
Competition in railways is a myth.
Rates, as a whole, have not been cut
one dollar thru competition in B. C,
and there is no reason to believe that
competition between the Great Northern and the Canadian Pacific will reduce rates on ore without raising rates
on other commodities.
Therefore the people ofthe Boundary country will have to pay for the
construction and operating expenses of
two railroads -where one would have
handled the traffic. One of these roads
will take business'out of the country.
The other one will bring business into
the country.
British Columbia has the fuel
necessary to successfully operate smelters. The state of Washington has no
fuel. Yet the Great Northern proposes
to carry British Columbia ore to Washington and smelt it with British Columbia fuel.
Why should not the legislature of
British Columbia arrange a set of circumstances which would compel the
Great Northern to either carry United
States ore into British Columbia, as
the Canadian Pacific will do, or pull
up its tracks ? British Columbia
should not send one ton of ore south
of the 49th parallel.     What  is  more,
British Columbia should have the
whole of the smelting business of the
states of Washington and Idaho.
This province has the cinch. It lacks
a business government with the nerve
to play it to the limit.	
It is a universal belief in the eastern provinces that Canada is and always will be essentially an agricultural
country. Eastern journals and eastern
politicians still cling to the fogey idea
that all laws and tariffs should be made
with special deference to the farming
industry. This is one of the most
foolish notions that ever prevailed and
it is doing more to hold Canada back
than any other one ofthe many adverse
conditions against which the Dominion
has to contend.
The truth of these assertions is
evident in many different ways. For
instance, while millions are being dished out from the federal treasurv to
further immigration of European agricultural classes, such as the Doukhobors, practically not one dollar is devoted to advertising the mineral resources ofthe Dominion. Immigration
agents by the score are rummaging
thru the British Islands, coaxing tenant farmers and farm laborers to come
to Canada, most of whom have no
available assets other than a magnificent ignorance of the country to
which they are emigrating, and at the
very best they do little better than to
flood the labor market or take up land
which, under favorable conditions,
would be taken up anyway. Nevertheless while this fool system of promoting immigration is being carried to
excess, the Dominion government is
making little or no effort to fetch the
mineral resources of the country to the
attention of the moneyed men in London.
It never seems to occur to the
immigration department that laborers,
farmers, mechanics and workingmen
of all classes are always ready to rush
into a country which shows signs of
prosperity. Money spent in bringing
them into the country is worse than
wasted. If wages are good enuf and
agricultural prices are high enuf they
couldn't ke kept out with a club. Besides the men who fire induce**! to come
to Canada by the immigration policy
of the. Dominion government are not
the kind of men we want in Canada.
It is an axiomatic fact, patent to
everyone who has lived any length of
time in the west, that the man who has
to be coaxed or bonused to' come into
a country is no good. He lacks the
elements of success.
Ontario, more than any other province, is responsible for this immigration absurdity. Ontario is a fool province anyway.    Its mining laws are a
good sample of how thickheaded the'
agricultural element of that province is
Every clause of the mineral law is
framed by farmers who seem to con.
sider that mining is an industry which
will never cut much ice anyway.
Farming is the only business that thev
know anything about and they pattern
their laws after the ditches and water
courses act. To the future possibilities of other industries they seem to be
There is room in Ontario for
twenty million white men, but not one
tenth of them would be farmers. The
iron mines of Algoma could employ
half a million men. Bruce Mines
should be a greater copper camp than
Houghton, Mich., Thunder Bay has
greater silver resources tha* Utah;
James Bay has hard coal, manganise,
lead, onyx and diamonds; Ottawa valley has asbestos, phosphates and mica;
Lake of the Woods has gold, Frontenac
has lead and corundum, Lambton has
petroleum, Huron has salt and the
Sudbury district has a monopoly oi
the nickle supply of the world. Vet
the hoosiers from the back townships
will yammer like a man in a hypnotic
trance about a purely agricultural
country. Men from British Columbia
will have to go back to Ontario and
settle it up.
Several B. C. newspapers have
suddenly awakened to the Tact that this
province is not represented in the
Dominion cabinet and a number of
Kootenay journals are suggesting the
advisability of boosting W. A. Galliher for the job. This might be good
politics from a Liberal point of view,
but it is nothing better. There is no
tangible reason to presume that pushing big Bill Galliher into the cabinet
would do the Kootenay any real injury,
for this loyally Liberal county has been
invariably awarded the worst of it by
Ottawa governments and Bill could not
injure our chances with the Laurier-
Sifton combination if he tried. But
neither is it probable that W. A.
Galliher as a cabinet minister would
accomplish anything beneficial to the
district which he was elected to represent���but does not.
Bill Galliher is a big dub. His
oratorical accomplishments are on the
first-part-first-book school-boy style.
He could not deliver an impressive address to a vestry meeting. Given an
even break he would not take a place
at a Methodist debating society. He
lacks sufficient force of character to
control himself, let alone control
other. Since going to Ottawa nothing
more than his name has appeared M
the hansard to demonstrate his presence and the newspaper reporters seem
unaware of his existence.
���������"���     1   'I        I.  l-**MI,t.
See our Stock of
Summer Sf)irts
We Have the Very Thing for
this Hot Weather   A few
Samples Displayed in
Our Windows.
Take a Look at
Them. They are Suggestive of Coolness and
Comfort and the Price is
Lower than Hertofore Offered.
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& &. Mtherton, Co
7b. 3Bpers <�� Co.
Beaters in
mine and Olill
Ore Car*,
Steel Hails,
Canton Steel,
powder, Caps and fuse
Stores at
Sandon   **   fflelson   *   tkaslo
Me Xead in Cheap prices
Here io an Mooap of What
We Can do in tbe
White .Shirts $1 25 $   75
Collars  25 .5
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    t
A large range of Fedora Hats, from $1.50 to $3.00 for best
quality, See them and satisfy yourself. Gloves at 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 $>avib> Wbe miners' Wailov.
Rossland Engineer's Works ^^iS
ORE CABS, Skips, Gages, Receivers, Ore Bin Doors, Chutes and general wrought iron plate
work. Our ore oars are the best on the market. Write for references and full particulars.
SECOND HAND MAGHIEEBY. For Sale:���One 6 ft. Pelton water wheel under 000 ft, 8 to 16
spiral pipe, one 10x5x13 and side packed plunger sinking pump. Book Drills, Stoping
Cars, etc. etc
Agents'for Northey PumDS���Stock Carried.
P. 0. Box 198,
I      -
1' if
The Byron N. White Company Negotiating for a Lot�� Rate
on the Star Ore.
A Strike of High Grade Ore on the
Silversmith. Long tunnel to be
Run on the Silversmith Ground.
The Paystreak has learned on perfectly reliable authority that the Byron
N. White Company is negotiating with
the Trail, Nelson and Everett smelters
for a treatment rate which will permit
the company to ship practically every
pound of ore just as it is taken from the
mine. There is good reason to believe
that a rate will be secured under which
the Star will be worked steady all winter with a full force, instead of confining operations to development as heretofore.
It is a well known fact that the ore
bodies in the Slocan Star ledge are increasing in silver values with depth
and that the ore now being found will
stand shipping in the crude form much
better than what was found in the
workings closer to surface. In the
winze from the No. 5, the deepest
workings* in the mine, returns as high
a 190 ounces have been secured. In
the stopes from the No. 5 the clean ore
averages 120 ounces and the milling
ore ships at close to 100 ounces silver
and 65 per cent lead. This ore mills
between six and eight to one. In milling there is an unavoidable loss both in
lead and silver, especially silver, where
the ore contains grey copper in which
it is very difficult to save the values.
This ore as it is taken from the mine
contains a large percentage of silica and
averages less than 10 per cent lead,
which makes it almost a free smelting
ore and a much better rate should be
secured than on the lead concentrates.
Should the White company secure
this rate the Star will employ a full
force all winter and will ship from 40 to
60 tons of ore a day. Previously the
Star has had to cut down its force during the winter months as the mill
could not work to any advantage during the cold weather. This will make
a big difference to the town, insuring
good business for Sandon all winter.
Besides this, there are other indications that the Star will have an unusually Jarge force this winter. On the
tunnel recently started on the Silversmith a nice strike of 75 ounce ore was
made on Tuesday. If this showing
proves sufficiently valuable the long
tunnel which is projected to open the
Star at 1500 feet depth, and which the
company intend to drive to strike the
ledge below the No. 5 crosscut, will be
swung off in the direction of the Silversmith where the same depth can be
hid with a shorter tunnel. To drive
this tunnel.and also open up the strike
on the Silversmith ground quite a large
force would have to be employed, be
sides which a ten or twelve drill compressor will have to be put in at the
mill to work the drills in the long
This week the force at the Slocar
Star was cut down to about 45 men,
nearly all of whom are working on development. When the smelter contract
is closed more men will be put on and
in about three weeks the bonanza property will be working again full blast.
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
of the community.
"Therefore, this organization makes
earnest call upon its friends and those
in accord with its principles to avoid
patronizing the Japaneze laundry now
in operation in this city. "
The Art Piano of Canada.
Heintzman Co.
Toronto,   Ont.
Thomas. Duffy,
Sandon -- B. C.
A Table that is Replete with the
Choicest Seasonable Viands.
Rooms: Large, Airy and
Special Attention to
the   Mining   Trnde.
filbert   Cafe.
Open Day and Night.
Best Meals in Town.
Everything Necessary to
Satisfy the Internal
Bmerican and
European plan.
The Auditorium
r *       (U
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.
Contractors and Builders.
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Joint Finishing- Lumber
Moulding, Etc.
Sash and Door on  Hand to Order.
Factory on Main Street
Bap at
fresb fruit
No. 4 K. W. C. BLOCK, NELSON. B. C.
Gold, Silver-Leli-i and Copper mines wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLING GOLD properties wanted fo-nEastern investors.
Parties having mining property for sale are requested to Mud samples of their or. to Um
EXCHANGE for exhibition.
AH samples should he sent by express PREPAID.
Correspondence solicited.   Address all communications to
Telephone No. U.   P. 0. Box, 700 ANDREW P. ROSENBERQER. Nelson, B. C
bargains in
In order to close out a few lines of GFNTLE-
'   MEN'S   FINE   SHOES   we   are  offering
some great bargains.     Look in the Window.
Zouis Ibupperten. |he paystreak, sandon, b.
The Rabbit Pate Judment
\ lull text of the judgment handed
down in tlie case of the Star Mining &
Milling Company vs. the Byron N.
White Company has been received by
the latter company. The application
was for an injunction to restrain the
Byron N White Co. from extracting
certain oris alleged lobe on the ground
of the Rabbit Paw and Heber Fraction;
also for the appointment of an interim
receiver and the right to enter and survey the workings of the Slocan Star
The judgment was a sweeping denial
of the application for an injunction.    In
giving judgment, the   court held   that
Andrew C. McGee, the principal witness
for the Star Mining   &   Milling   Companv, was not accurate in   his deposition*, with regard   to   the   distances at
which the workings ofthe  Slocan Star
mini: were being  prosecuted,   whereas
tbe testimony furnished  by  the  White
Company's  surveyor went to show that
the workings now being carried  on in
the Slocan Star mine  were to the east
oi the porphyry dike and some distance
from the Rabhit Paw  and   Heber  end
The court also pointed out that if any
ore were wrongfully extracted from the
ground of the Heber or Rabbit Paw it
was within the rights of the Star Mining &. Milling Company to recover the
same by action for damages.
The Denver.
Cody Ave.
Comfortable Rooms
Reasonable Rates
A Quiet, Orderly, Homelike Hotel
Sandon   Bottling
Manufacturers 01
Carbonated Drinks
of all kinds.
CODY AVENUE       -       SANDON.
Rich Ore at the Rambler.
A very rich ore chute is being opened
up in the 700 foot level of ihe Rambler-
Ciriboo, The chute has been exposed
for nearly 200 feet and average assays
show 600 ounces of silver to the ton.
The paystreak is from a foot to two feet
wide and occurs in the granite formation.
1>AC]F1C r\Y.
Sept. 3, 17.     Oct. 1, 15.
Through Sleeping Car
Kootenay Landing to
Toronto. One Change
to Buffalo.
Should y.#ur meanderings about
this mundane sphere take you to
Nevo Denoer
Remember that there is a hotel
in the Lucerne oi America at
which pilgrims ma\ enjoy all the
Comforts of a home, at prices on
a par with the damage levied by
other houses thruout tbe district.
The Idealistic Scenery oi 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.
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,
A. G. P. A.,
Vancouver, B. C.
D. P. A.
Nelson, B. C.
The Most Complete  Health  Resort on
the Continent of North America.
Situated     'midst    Scenery   Unrivalled    for
Halcyon Hot Springs
m: 'Sanitarium.^
and Nurae
Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lahe B. C.
Terms, Wft to sl8 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.
Two Mai s arrive and depart Every Day
Sunday excursion rate good leaving Saturday, returning Monday, -?2.75.
5 0 000
MENT 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.
Bont pvocastinate
Vhi* offer will not last
XLhe papstveak Sob
Bepavtment has no
i \
After Mature Deliberation the Verdict is Rendered in the
J. G. Stuttz raised the curtain to a
crowded house on Wednesday evening,
presenting the pastoral drama "Was
She to Blame ?"
J. G. is playing under different circumstances to those which surrounded
his production on that eventful evening
of May 3rd, 1900. Instead of amateur
talent he is now supported by professionals who understand their business
and can act their part. There is not a
trace of hard luck in the outfit and
Elam Washington Pancake, Justice of
the Peace of Huckleberry Township
Vermont, wears a bland smile which
indicates that genius has once again
been appreciated and things are coming his way in cartwheels, long green
and certificates of deposit.
The Stuttz company played three
nights to good business, putting on
"Was She to Blame?" "Jack's Paradise Lost," and "Under the Gas
Light." The plays were well produced
and the audience was satisfied. James
Howard is an actor and .Agnes .Anderson is an actress, waich is more than
can be said of 90 per cent of them who
pose as such.
Besides vindicating his reputation as
a theatrical manager and thespian,
J. G. is squaring himself with the world
financially and���to paraphrase Lowery���is thereby winning for himself the
grandest title on earth���that of an honest man.
Where Nelson Wins.
How things do move in this free and
strenuous west. Ten years ago Nelson
was a wide open frontier town built of
logs, chinked with gunny sacks, floored
with road metal and roofed with sod
and shaket. Last week the construction ofthe first marble building was commenced and Nelson is soon to become
more beautiful  than Athens   and more
substantial than Troy.
It took four centuries to advance
Rome to the marble stage and Egypt
with its 10,000 years of history has not
reached it yet. Nelson has reached the
marble age in one decade. Egypt,
Rome and all the known ancients who
loved beauty and revelled in architec-*
tural grandeur .will hahe to hand over
the laurel. In empire building Nelson
Pumps Stopped and Water Begins to
Again Assume Control.
The Bruce Mines Mining Company
came to a sudden stopping place Wednesday, Aug. 2ist, when an order to
"shut her down" was put into effect
and about 150 workmen thrown out of
employment. The closure is of the
jack-knife description, and everything
about the works stopped instanter.
The pumps, on which so much depends,
ceased work, and water at once began
to assume control of the mine. The
employees are all paid off, even to the
usual "15 days" held back by the company. All orders for supplies were
cancelled, and the business people in
the villiage did the same.
From Sandon Over the K. & S.
Slocan Star 493 tons
" American Boy i44tons
Last Chance  85 tons
Payne   60 tons
Wonderful   36 tons
Noble Five  34 tons
Sunset   20 tons
From Sandon Over the C. P. R.
Minnesota Silver Co... 60 tons
Goodenough  40 tons
From Whitewater.
Whitewater 217 tons
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1 Evevptfjing
Wou Wleav
Gooerument Agent Fauquier Short
in His Accounts.
F. S. Fauquier, government agent
at Revelstoke is $3,000 short in his accounts and is now in the hands of the
F. S. Fauquier, who was previously
a deputy mining recorder at. Nakusp
was appointed government agent at
Revelstoke about two years ago.
Should be purchased
on a common sense
basis. You cannot
get something for
nothing. The man
who buys cheap
shoddy is not only
the poorest but the
most expensively
dressed. He does
not get the worth of
his money. The man
who buys good
clothes dresses for
less money. The
best is the cheapest
every time. There
is a large difference
between purchasing
cheap goods and
purchasing goods
cheap.     ^    <��    o��
tap. Oats, 3Bran,
and Wheat at
Having made special  arrangements to receive Bailp
Shipments of Oveen Groceries, Jfresh SButter
and EggS we are in a position to fill your orders promptly
with good selected stock.
Special bargains in Ladies Shirt Waists consisting o(
Silks, Organdies, Muslins and All Over Laces. Ready-
made Skirts in Tweeds, Serges, Crash and Ducks.
B fevo Sailor Wats to Close ��ut 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.
Vhe 1bunter*1ken6rick Co., Zimited
p. 3Buvne & Co.
Wead Office,
nelson, 38. C.
IReco Bvenue,
Sandon, 38. c.
See Ouv Stock.
^ V()08o 3Bvovpito \
Bealers 3n
of all


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