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Array THE
PAYSTREAK.
Book 6
Sandon, Bpril 12, 1902
Chapter 29
Zocal Concentrates.
F. L. Christie visited Nelson this
week.
P. J. Hickey left on Thursday for
Victoria
Robt. Brydges has removed his headquarters lo Erie.
The Misses Carey of Nelson, are
visiting with Miss Egan.
Willie Richards is in Spokan having
an operation performed on his eys.
A daughter was  bom to the  wife of
JV. J. Scott at the Queen Bess on Mon-
ay.
The ore shipments from   Sandon this
preek were American   Boy 41,   Slocan
ilar 41, Sunset 19.
Kaslo will celebrate Victoria Day.
Invitations are already out and a program is being prepared.
Hank McCue, the man with the four-
flush, is visiting Halcyon Hot Springs
for lhe benefit of his nerve.
Dave   Leilch   left  on   Tuesday   for
Vermillion,   Montana,   to   reside   tern
pOrii) in the land of the free.
J. D. McDougall left on Monday for
Dalhousie Mills, Ont., to spend a few
months with the old folks at home.
Inspector Dorman of the post office
department, visited Sandon this week
to examine the local branch of Mr.
Mulock's concern.
In the Atherton compelition this
week Scott won from Hall and H00J
from McLaughlan. Another month or
so and curling will be over.
New Denver is playing base ball and
enjoying Open aii concerts, while Sandon still depends for recreation on Canada's national game of hockey.
Construction work on the lower section of the Hume is going ahead very
nicely, altho the water is rising rapidly.
Flooring the old flume has been completed.
G. A. Cassidy, bridge inspector for
the western division of the Great
Northern, spent three days in town this
week making a ihoro examination of
the K. & S. bridges.
Nomination of school trustees was
held on Thursday. Only three names
were presented, those of Thos. Brown,
George Huston and R. D. Trevor,
who were elected by acclamation.
Captain Seaman, who has been
master of the steamer Slocan since it
was launched, has been transferred to
the Kokanee on Kootenay lake. Captain McLellan lakes charge of the
Slocan.
The controversy between the city
council and J. M. Harris is no light
question. At least, the incandescents
have been switched off in the city hall
and the corporation now renders unto
John D.
Wm. Davidson, Tom McCrostie and
Angus J. Macdonald of Sandon Miners'
Union, and John R. Burke of Whitewater, left on Wednesday for Kamloops to attend the labor convention
there, which opened on Friday, the 11 th.
More delegates will leave today for the
political convention which occurs on
Monday.
Corporal Sheritt of Guelph, Out.,
killed at Klerksdorp in South Africa
last Saturday, was a brother of William
Sheritt of the Bank of Commerce,
Nelson, and formerly of the Bank of
B. C. here.
The K. & S. bridge gang is al work
taking out the centre pier of the bridge
across Carpenter creek at Giegerich's
store. The pier was set in the middle
of the creek and caught driftwood during high water, making it dangerous
for ihe flume.
 ,��.	
JBlectricitp for the Slocan.
BYRON N. WHITE CO. WILL PUT
IN A BIG PLANT AT BOX
CANYON.
Citp Council.
lhe first move in what is going to
be a large undertaking was made on
Monday last when N.J. Cavanagh and
Oscar V. White staked the water rights
of Box Canyon and tiled their application for the same in New Denver.
The application calls for 1000 inches of
the water of carpenter creek, to be
used in developing electric energy.
The White company intends to put in
a large electric plant with which to
supply Sandon, Three Forks, New
Denver, Silverton and Slocan City with
light, besides furnishing power to
mines, compressors, concentrators, etc.
all over the Slocan district. The site
chosen is probably the hest unoccupied
site for a power plant in the district.
Anyone who has seen Carpenter creek
boiling thru Box Canyon will understand lhe possibilities. With 1,000 feet
of a flume a head of nearly 250 feet can
be developed, and this with 1,000 inches
of water will furnish upwards of 2,000
horsepower, if the demand for such an
amount presents itself. As a business
proposition it will undoubtedly be a
winner. Sandon alone uses 1,200 lights
and the present company has no exclusive franchise. Three Forks, should
be good for 200, New Denver for 500,
Silverton 300 and Slocan City 600, a
total oi 2S00 lamps, all of which might
be supplied from the site chosen. Besides this there is a large market for
electricity, both for power and light, to
be had from the numerous mines alone.
The large profits now being made by
the Bonnington Falls and Cascade
plants are a sufficient indication of
what may be done in the Slocan.
The White company has not yet decided what style of generators they will
install, and of course will not commence
work until the water rights are granted
bul as their application does not overlap any other rights it should go thru
like a railroad order. Before the snow
flies again we may expect to see the
plant installed and electricity at a
reasonable price within easy reach of
every human habitation in the Slocan
camp.
The council met on Monday evening.
Mayor Cunning and Aldermen Folliott,
Duffy, Jalland and Brown were present.
A communication was read from
F. L. Christie offering to collect the
taxes owed by G. M. Sproat for 10 per
cent of the amount, the city to pay the
costs. In case costs were recovered in
the court Mr. Cristie would retain such
costs. The matter was left in the
hands of the finance committee, who
were delegated power to take action in
the May court.
Arrangements were made for the
electton of school trustees, as per instructions of Alexander Robinson, provincial inspector.
R. F. Green wrote, stating lhat the
remainder of the appropriation due the
city on the city hall account would not
be likely to get thru until the supplementary estimates were reached.
Ernest Stein submited his resignation as alderman, which was laid on
the table.
F. C. Sewell, auditor, reported that
he had audited the city treasurer's
books up to December 31st and found
them correct.
J. V. Martin, chief of the fire department, reported that two hydrants
were out of order, and was instructed
to find oul when they would be repaired.
The scavenger's report showed
$104.50 collections for March. The
police department collections $101 and
dog tax $4.
The reports were received  and filed.
The following accounts were ordered
paid :
SALARIES.
George Waite $100.00
C. E. Lyons     60.00
M. L. Grimmett (for % ending
March 31st)     25.00
F. C. Sewell, auditor, (6 months
ending March 31st.)     50.00
A. Osborne, half cord wood       2.50
$110.00
$841.55
A bill of $3 was referred to the
council and ordered paid        3.00
$235.00
ACCOUNTS.
C. E. Lyons, clerks  sundries...$240.69
Geo. Waite, Sundries  53-��8
Post Office Box Rent  3.00
E. M. Sandilands,  Insurance.. 82.50
E. A. Cameron, coal  15.00
Hospital Grant (X ending
March 31st)  50.00
R. Wolfenden, Queen's  Printer 5.00
F. J. Donaldson  80
Alex Crawford  I'\-5��
H   Byers&Co  1.85
Canadian   Bank  of Commerce
Draft on safe account��� 30.13
.   $496-55
SCHOOL    ACCOUNTS.
J. E. Lovering, salary,  March $100.00
Walmsley & McPherson, coal...      7.50
$844-55
The resignation of the treasurer was
accepted by the council.
The regulations of the provincial
board of health regarding tubercolosis
were accepted by the council.
Alderman Folliott introduced Temp-
ary Loan By-law No. 27. It provides
for a loan to an amount not exceeding
the amount of taxes on land for last
year, i. e., $2,500. The money is raised to pay the current expenses of this
year and will be repaid out of the
revenue as same is received, being settled finally on Dec. 31st, 1902. The
bill was read a first time.
CoeurBBlene Zead mines
Consolidate.
The Standard and Hecla, two of the
biggest silver-lead properties in the
Coeur d' \lend camp, are being consolidated under the name of the Standard-
Hecla Consolidated Mining Co., with a
capital of $3,000,000. Of the capital
$2,000,000 will be paid to the Standard
and $1,0000,000 to the Hecla. The
new company will pay $30,000, which
is the present combined earnings of
both properties. Up to dale the Standard has paid $2,540,000 in dividends
and the Hecla $100,000.
Bnother W.ove in the Bper
Case.
In the case of the Star Mining &
Milling Company vs. the Byron N.
Wmile Company, the plaintiff company
have taken out summons to compel
the defendants to produce all their
working plans persuant to lhe judgment of the Supreme court of appeal
given last January. The Slocan Slar
have allowed the survey ordered but
refused to produce their plans, which
are elaborate ones. The summons is
returnable at Vancouver. ��� Nelson
Miner.
W. H. Robb, the "new preach," de
livered his first sermon to a Presbyterian congregation on Sunday last. He
is young, enthusiastic and an all around
athlete as well as an accomplished
theologian, so the boys will probably
accept him and his doctrine without
demur.
We have it on authority eminating
from the junior gentleman himself that
neither W. H. Sandiford nor Chas.
Sandiford have been fired from the
management of the Bosun. Which
leads us to soliliquize that such are the
uncerlainities of life and rumor in tlie
Silvery Slocan. the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Bpril 12.
B Consolation.
Once upon a time a preacher
Passage took upon a ship;
This the first time on the water
That he ever took a trip.
Cautious was he and so timid
That he was quite ill al ease
When the vessel rolled and tumbled
On the rough and briny seas.
Then he asked, "Where's the captain?"
And approached him in distress.
"Do you think there is great danger?
We'll reach port,sir,don't you guess?"
Then the captain took him forward
Near to where some sailors lay,
They were talking, laughing, swearing
In their rough and sailor way.
"If there truly was great danger,"
Said the captain, "would  they dare
Thus profane the name of heaven ?
Only hear them ! How  they swear !
Satisfied he to his cabin,
Thinking of the mighty deep,
And, indeed, this timid rabbin
Sought his coach and. went  to sleep.
After while the sea grew rougher,
Then again he went to where
On aforetime he had listened
To the sailors curse and swear.
Reassured, returned the preacher,
On his forehead stood the sweat,
Captain overheard him saying,
"Thank the Lord,   they're  swearing
yet!"
the People pap for this.
A SAMPLE OF THE CONTINUOUS
PERFORMANCE NOW ON
Al  VICTORIA.
Victoria, April 5.��� On the Royal Commission resuming this morning, Mr.
Curtis at once asked Hon. Mr. Dunsmuir, who was called for cross examination, for the telegram sent by members of the government to Mr. Green-
shields to address a meeting in the
government's interest, the reply to
which has been put in.
Mr. Dunsmuir told Mr. Curtis that
he could find out for himself who had
sent the telegram.
Mr. Curtis said that his charges were
not personal.
Mr. Dunsmuir retorted that they
were personal.
Mr. Curtis said he had brot them
from a sense of public duty.
The Premier replied that a "crazy
loon" like Mr. Curtis was certainly very
liable to think lhat such was a public
duty.
Mr. Curtis quickly answered that the
Premier had no right to insult him in
that way, and Mr. Dunsmuir retorted
that he had the same right as Mr.
Curtis had to bring such charges.
At this point, Judge Walkem said he
was not going to sit and hear such
wrangling. He therefore adjourned
the court till Monday.
Everything from the amber fluid that
made Milwaukee famous to Extra Dry
at The Kootenay.
Gale
10 Barber
Shop
AND BATH ROOI1S
���mnnnnr
Is the best Tonsorial   Establishment in the Slocan.
Balmoral Building Main St.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
DELORALXE MINERAL CLAIM.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District Where located:���On
West Fork of Cody Creek. B. C.
TAKE NOTICE that I, E. M. Sandilands.
acting as agent for P. Burns, Free Miner's
Certificate, No. BodSiW, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for
*l^e purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, ander
section ;i7, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
E. M  SANDILANDS.
Dated this 12th day of April. l'Mti.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
BLACK   HAWK  FRACTION   AND  FRANK-
FRACTIONAL MINERAL CLAIMS.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District Where located. On
Noble Five Mountain, adjoining American
Boy Mine.
TAKE NOTICE that I, W. D. Mackay, acting as agent for the American Boy Mining
and Milling Company Free Miner's Certificate
No. BS8747, intend, sixty days from date hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action under
section 37 must he commenced before tht
issuance of such Certificates of Improvements
W. D. MACKAY,
<vgent.
Dated this 1st day of March. A D. 1!H)2.
Women's, Misses' and Children's
shoes cheap at Atherton's.
NOTICE
TO   DELINQUENT    CO-OWNERS   OF   THE
SILVER CHORD MINERAL CLAIM.
To J. R. Cameron and A. R. Porter or any
person or pes sons to whom they may have
assigned their  interests  in the  Silver Chord
Mineral Claim, situated near Sandon and
registered in the Recorder's office 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 he expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon the above-mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral
Act, and if within ninety days from the date
of this not ice you fail or refuse to contribute
your proportion of such expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your interest in
said claim will become the property of the
subscriber under Section 4 of an Act entitled
"An Act to Amend tho Mineral Act, liKW."
VOLNEY D. WILLIAMSON,
J. D. FARRELL.
[PHILIP J. HICKEY, Agent.l
Dated this 18th Day of January, l!K)sJ.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, the undersigned, have taken over the Filbert Cafe, and
i will not be responsible for debts contracted
by any former proprietors.
' GUST. ALMGREN.
E. A. BROWN, M. E.
Underground Surveys
and Examinations, Development and Assessment Work. Surveys
and Estimates made for *
Tramways.
SANDON     -   -   -    B. C.
M. L. Grimmett'
L. L. B.,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR.
NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.
SANDON, B. C.
Established ls,'.'>.
E. M. SANDILANDS.
Sandon. B. 0.
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mining
Broker.
Mining Stocks bought and sold. Oen-
eral agent for Slocan Properties
Promising   Prospects  for  Sale.
W. W. WARNER,
MINING ENGINEER
MINING PROPERTIES HANDLED
ON COMMISSION.
****
Mining   Properties   Examined   and    Reports
Made.   Will Oj>en up Mining Properties by
Contract or Salary.   Twenty Years'
Experience.
F. L. Christie,
L. L.  B.,
*
NOTARY PUBLIC, BARRISTER,
SOLICITOR, ETC.
ATHERTON BLOCK SANDON
Sandon Miners'
Hospital
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 Physictan.
MISS S. L. CHISHOLM. Matron.
J. H. MCNEILL, Pre*. Hospital Board.
ANTHONY SHILLANI), Secretary.
SILVER CITY LODGE NO. ju.
I. O. O. F.
Meetings in the Union Hail every Friday
Evening at 7:3o. Visiting Brethern coidially
invited to attend.
J AS H.THOMPSON, N. G.
J. E. LOVERIWG, A.J.BECKER
Secretary Vice Grind.
A. F. & A. M,
ALTA LODGE NO. 29.
Regular Communication hold first Thurs
day in each month in Masonic Hull at 8 v M
Sojourning brethern are cordially invited"to
attend,
JAMES M. BARTON, Secretary.
Sandon Cartage Co.
WALMSLEY &. McPHERSON
Express, Baggage,
and Cartage.
Delivery to alt   Parts of the City.
COLDFEET
Can be Effectually Pre*
vented by Wearing a pair
of Custom Made Snoes.
Manufactured in the shop of
LOUIS HUPPERTEN.
REPAIRING A SPECIALITY.
?ACIFICr\Y.
WORLD'S SENIC ROUTE.
DIRECT LINE        LOWEST RATES
EAST WEST
Winnipeg Vancouver
Toronto
Ottawa
Montreal
New York
Victoria
Seattle
Port I.hi J
San Francisco
VIA S00 LINE.
St Paul, Chicago an J all United States
Points.
TOURIST SLEEPING   SERVICE.
EAST:    Leave Dunmore daily.   Leave
Kootenay Landing Tuesday and Friday
for St.   Paul,   Toronto,   Montreal  and
Boston.
WEST:    Leave   Revelstoke   daily for
Vancouver, Seattle and Coast Points.
HOME SEEKERS.
Excursion Tickets on Sale Westbound,
March ist to April 30.
Through booking  to Europe via all
Atlantic Li 'es, Prepaid tickets from all
points at lowest rates.
R. It. McCammon.
Agent. Sandon
J. S. Carter B. J. Coyle.
D. P. A. A. O. P. A.,
Nelson, B. C.      Vancouver, B. 0
sap���
"WSW�� the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Bpril 12.
fflle ave 2)oing tf)e 3Bueine$$
Bo not Overlook that point
We are the Leading Tailoring Establishment of the Kootenay and
[are turning out clothing that cannot be excelled in the province of British
Columbia. Keep in mind the fact that we have the only artistic cutter in
this camp. Our stock of Serges and Tweeds for the spring trade is complete.
Me Guarantee Satisfaction.   Our prices are Wight.
A.
$. 7&. Si M>. Cameron,
Merchant
bailors.
[B Case of Water Highis.
[SANDON PRODUCE-. A PARALLEL TO THE FAMOUS DALY
AND CLARK CONTROVERSY.
THE FILBERT HOTEL
Sandon is being treated to a sort of
a local Daly and Clark case with regard to water rights. It seems that
the Sandon Waterworks & Light Co.,
according to its charter, was given
power to acquire water rights in Carpenter creek below the point of diversion for the Noble Five concentrator,
and also in Sandon creek below the
Slocan Star mill. In order to get these
water rights the S. VV. & L. Co.
should have applied in the regular
manner, advertising its application in
the B. C. Gazette and a local paper,
This the company failed to do, but
merely took the overflow from the Star
flume to run its electric plant. When
ths mill was not running the Star people permitted the water to run thru
their flume giving the light company
the use of it for nothing. Since the
Rabbit Paw husinees came up the
White Company has withdrawn this
privilege and ordered the S. W. & L.
Co. to take its tank off Slocan Star
ground. In order to find water to run
the light plant J. M. Harris is now ad-
eertising in the Saudon Mining Review
and the B. C. Gazette for 200 inches
from Sandon creek below the Star mill
and 200 inches from Carpenter creek
between the K. & S. trestle and the
townsit,e of Cody. Had the S. W. &.
L Co. made this application in 'q6 when
the charter was given it would undoubtedly have been awarded the water
required without demur, but as the
case stands now it hardly seems possi-
able that the government can make
any such award. In the first place
there is not 200 inches except in high
water in either   creek, and   it is   very
Neat, Clean and Comfortable Rooms.
Accomodations Unexcelled.
P. II. MURPHY    ���
Wines, Liquors and Cigars, the
Best that Monetj can Buy.
PROPRIETOR
doubtful if there is that much in both
of them together at the points mentioned. By actual survey the South
Fork of Carpenter at Three Forks only
shows about 375 inches during the
month of January, and at that point all
the water taken out by the Ruth, Star,
Noble Five and Minnesota mills is returned. Therefore if the Sandon Water
& Light company were granted 200
inches in each creek it would have a
monopoly on all the water in both
creeks. As the Minnesota Silver company has water rights granted it below
the points of diversion mentioned in the
Harris application, the granting of this
application would be a case of confiscation. The Minnesota company's
rights are granted, recorded, the dues
all paid up and all the formalities complied with, and in persuance of these
rights the company has invested $100,-
000 in a mill, tram, grounds, sidings,
etc., etc., all of which would be rendered valueless if the water were taken
away from it.
As might be expected there is considerable wirepulling on both sides.
In this particular Harris has a little the
best of it, as according to current rumor,
A. S. Farwell and Gilbert Malcom
Sproat, are camping in Victoria working on his case. Both of these gentlemen have succeeded in getting some
most extraordinary privileges from the
departments at Victoria, not to mention
I their success in acquiring townsites, of
which Sandon is a glowing example.
But it is also reported that P J. Hickey
intends to move into the game at Victoria to protect the Minnesota rights,
and anyone who gets an undue advantage over him will have to be a fast one.
No doubt before the lieutenant-governor in council takes any action on the
matter he and his council will have
heard all about water rights in Carpenter creek, and some of the agricultural and fish canning element so
prominent in our government will
probably learn more within the next 30
days about miner's inches, raceways,
flumes and points of diversion than they
ever supposed there was   to be   known
altogether.
In the meantime Sandon, the innocent third party, is the greatest sufferer.
Because the Sandon Water & Light
Co. went to sleep on its rights it has
been short of water all winter and in
consequence has furnished a light service that is very poor indeed. During
the winter months the city was also
without adequate fire protection, as
the water was diverted from this use to
that of supplying power for the light
plant. It is to supply power for electric purposes that J. M. Harris is now-
applying for water rights over the
Minnesota Company's head. Sandon
people will naturally watch the game
with considerable interest, altho it is a
foredrawn conclusion that the S. W. &
L. Co's application will be refused.
V    'f,1fl
filbert Cafe,
American
and
European
plan.
T
Binner from 12 to 8.
Gust. Almgren,
V ! the papstreak, Sandon, B. C Bpril 12.
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ii
The Paystreak.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White
Metal Camp on Earth.
Operated in the interest!* of the Editor,
Subscription   -   -   -   -   $2.00 a year
Strictly in advance.
Specimens Shipped on Suspicion.
William Mac Adams,    -   Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON, APRIL 12, 1902.
We take the flower of our Canadian manhood from useful toil on the
specious plea of patriotism. We ship
them off to the other side of the world
to fight against men with whom we
have no quarrel, whom we do not even
know, the merits of whose case we do
not understand. When our boys pilli-
ao-e and burn and slay we laud their
gallanry. When the 'tables are turned,
when the messenger of death lets out a
brave Canadian soul, and the body lies
neglected with the numberless dead in
an African trench, we name it heroism
and Canada weeps at the loss of her
sons. When the wires tell us a story
of a last desperate stand, where the
boys met death calmly, the martial
spirit swells and we congratulate ourselves that Canada has furnished the
only real fighting men in Britain's
legions. Such is the featish of the
flag.
But what quarrel have we with
the farmers ofthe Orange Free State?
What have they done to us that we
should send our men to burn their
homes?
Nothing ; positively nothing ?
Then for whom does  the bayonet
gleam ?    Who owns the  gold   mines,
for which these nations fight ?   Do we,
the people, own them ?
No; capitalists in London own
them.
Will the people own them when
the war is over ?
Not at all. The rights of the
capitalists must be protected, altho
the cost may stagger humanity.
Then this is a capitalist war.
All these thousands of men who clothe
themselves in kakhi and march to the
grave to the strains of martial music,
��� all these are fighting for the capitalists
who own the gold mines. What do
the capitalists do for them ?
They give them 24 cents a day.
They deck them in the livery of death
and furnish them the tools with which
to slay their fellow men. The dead
lie where they fall, forgotten on the
bloody fields of Praaderburg and Mag-
ersfontein. The maimed can care for
themselves or  become  mendicants���a
charge on charity. The survivors ^0
home when the war is over and help
pay off the debt created by the war.
Some they mark as heroes and place
them on a pedestal to be an idolized
example for rising generations. Priests
are paid to pray for their souls. Kings
condescend to use some of the power
the people have given them to confer
on these soldiers an empty title. Newspapers flatter them and praise their
gallantry. Tales are told and poems
written of how some warrior bold
climbed over dead men to a throne.
So the martial spirit thrives.
But the man behind the gun ?
The man from Canada : what about
him ?
Well, if he is not killed, or does
not lose any of the larger sections of
his anatomy, he may come home and
look for a job on a farm.
What fools these mortals be !
and light plants with no liability
against the city except the cost of
acquiring the ones now in use or build-
ing new ones.
Professor McLean, who was
hired bv the Dominion government to
report on freight rate grievances, has
produced an essay of 80 pages testifying to the incontrovertible truth that
grievances exist and recommending
that a railway commission be appointed
to regulate the railways. This reminds
one forcibly of the Palouser who ran
a horseshoe tunnel and came out just
where he had started in at. The commission appointed by the government
would control the railroads ; the government would control the commission
and the railroads would control the
government, making a complete circuit
and leaving no live wires for Bill, Dan
and Van to trip over. But without
intending to ask any awkward questions, why did Laurier, Sifton & Co.
not instruct the professor to inquire
into the possibilities of government
ownership as a panacea for freight rate
afflictions.
Notwithstanding a handicap 0f
several hundred millions, Cecil Rhodes
seems to have operated a very fair
thinking establishment of his own.
He was big enuf to recognize the absurdity of such things as boundary
lines, and he took the sane view that
the world should be all under one Government. In order to hasten this
elysium he proposes in his will that his
millions be spent in bringing the
Anglo-Saxon race together. When it
is considered that Great Britain and
United States combined cotdd easily
preserve the peace of the world, it is
obvious that Cecil was on a big lead,
and if his educational scheme works
out to be as good as it looks Rhodes
will hold a much more honored place
in history than Napoleon Bonaparte
or Julius Caesar, altho both these
gentlemen were unconsciously preparing the skein for Rhodes loom.
Th
e
The   Chinese
governments
wall    is   outdone.
of Canada and
United States have i^onc into partnership with each other to build a Ivirh
wire fence between Alberta and Montana. The ancient Orientals were
crude and barbaric compared to this
for they hindered traffic and intercourse
at an imatfinarv line bv building <i
cumbersome wall of stone ; bin the
principle is the same. The barb wire
fence and the tariff law takes 'he place
of the stone wall to carry out in America today the system of exclusion
from which China died of dry rot two
thousand years ago.
Trail is the only city in B. C.
that is out of debt. It does not owe a
dollar and on Dominion Day will have
$1000 in the bank. Sandon will be
number next to land on easy street.
Notwithstanding hard times and an
expensive flume the city is rapidly
pulling out of debt. At the present
time the city has practically no floating
debt. On the ist of July it will recover by tax sale the money due it for
1900, and if there is any equity in the
courts of law it will have all taxes owed
before the fire collected within a very
few months. A year from now the
city of Sandon will have retired $3000
or its debentures, which amount to
$15,000. Within three years the city
should have all its debentures retired,
have the flume completed, have the
streets improved   and   own   the water
It has recently got noised around
in Chicago that the skyscrapers are in
a very dangerous condition owing to
the fact that the steel frames are rapidly
corroding. Several prominent architects predict that this class of buildings
will go out of fashion, as it will not
pay to own skyscrapers. This should
be a valuable pointer for realty holders
in Ashnola.
Judged from the standpoint ot an
ignorant observer it would seem that
these apex cases are not such a dead
immortal cinche after all ; especially
where water rights and electric plants
and things get introduced just as a
sort of frilling to the main pot.
Marconi has sold United States
rights on his wireless for $6,500,000.
As the young inventor is unencumbered
this should fast him until he gets into
something.
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���mmim the papstreak, Sandon, B. Q., Bpril 12.
By Cecil Rhodes' will it appears
that the great African empire-builder
was not aware that British Columbia
is on the map. Coming from the
greatest colonial of the age, this indeed
is jarring. If B.C. was a blank to
the universal mind of Cecil, how about
all those other gents who jostle for
place in the big Imperial game? And
how about the Honorable John H.
Turner, who takes down ten thousand
plunks per annum for advertising us
among the upper crust ? Was he
wandering in dreamland when Rhodes
camped in the precincts of Old London,
or was he unable to reach the man
[from Kimberley because they did not
ttravel in the same social set?
must meet the reward of their misdeeds. No man can be greater than
the whole people, and the household of
the Czar must surely meet the inevitable fate of they who presume to hold
the lives and happiness of all others as
of less consequence than their own.
Pro-Boers in United States are
making a desperate effort to inconvenience the British mule agents in New
Orleans. Seeing that these are the
same grade of mules as stampeded the
British to defeat at San Spruit and one
or two other little South African sociables, the Pros might better count the
quadrupeds as their most trustworthy
brothers in arms, and let it go at that.
Bob Green has secceeded in getting his government refinery resolution
thru the legislature. This is still several streets removed from having a
government refinery in operation, but
it shows progress and The Paystreak
flatters itself that the agitation commenced a year ago is now in bloom.
"Nothing is so dear and precious
as time," wrote Rabelis several hundred years ago ; yet there is all kinds
of time going to waste around the legislature and nothing doing, while the
province prances into debt at a lightning gait. Surely the people have
drawn a set of blanks.
On Referendum day in Manitoba
lany voters had to use   row   boats to
kch the polls, owing   to floods in the
>rairie province.    With such an aque-
>us purgatory in sight to remind them
)f the horrible possibilities of an exist-
mce on rainwater  cocktails, it is little
onder that   prohibition   got   thrown
[down.
The captains of industry in New
York have a scheme on hand to invite
King Edward to come and visit United
States as their guest. After Ed gets
thru with the coronation ceremonies he
should take a run over and call on
Pierp and John D. They would be
irlad to show him around and exhibit
a system of monarchy that has his out-
niirirered before the draw.
According to the Toronto Globe
the Dominion government has a surplus of five and a half million on last
year's business. That looks pretty
fat, but we would like to get a squint
into Bill & Dan's grip just to see how
they made out.
Russia trembles with the apprehension of internal strife. The spark
of revolution must soon break into a
teriffic blaze of civil war. The throne
of the Romanoffs totters and soon they
The management of Nelson's only
daily offers $10 reward for the apprehension of any party who steals a copy
ofthe Miner. They probably want
him for exhibition purposes.
The redistribution bill has passed.
Now gentlemen, you may go to the
country as soon as you please���and
the sooner the better. As legislators
your usefulness is gone. The people
want a chance to elect a goverment.
As the days grow longer the prospect brightens for a good summer in
the Slocan.
ALBERT  DAVID
THE MINERS' TAILOR.
The Pioneer and Leading Tailoring
Establishment of the Slocan.
Always Carries a Complete Stock of
Imported Suitings and Pantings
Matorial,   Fit and Workmanship
Fully Guaranteed.
PATRONIZE UNION LABOR.      PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY.
ALWAYS JUDGE A MAN
BY THE CLOTHES HE WEARS.
If he is Decked in Shoddy, Sweat Shop Goods
Assay His Character and You will Find Him a
Shoddy Man.    If he has the Label on His Garments
He is Sterling.    So are the Garments.
Stores at Sandon and Slocan dtp.
B Full Zine of Furnishings Carried at Both Stores.
CAPS
FUSE
STEEL
ORE CARS
POWDER
TRACK IRON
Mill, Mine and Blacksmith's Supplies of Every Description.
H. BYERS <3t CO.
SANDON     KASLO     NELSON
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At Bargain Prices
We Intend Making a Change in Our Business and
Have Decided to Reduce Stock at a Sacrifice.
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Off all this List of Goods, and there is not a
Shopworn Piece in the Lot.
150 suits Ready-made Clothing
300 pairs of Pants
50 doz Black Seteen Shirts
20   "   White Negligee Shirts
30   M   White and colored Laun-
dryed Shirts.
15   "   Sweaters.
50 doz suits Underclothes, knit
20 M fleece Lined Underclothes
50   M  Neckties ���
���
25   ������ Hats and  Caps Canadian
and English,
20  ����� Gloves
15    " Men's Mils
All our Gum Boots, except leather soles, at 15 per cent
off. Four hundred pairs of Shoes at 20 per cent discount. Best value ever offered in Sandon. We make
this special offer.
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iri
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Commencing Mpril 1st.   dome Mavlp and make four Choic Before
the Stock is all picked
yet
OSS.
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St..! the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Bpril 12.
in Enterprising Hfotelman
Henry Stege of New Denver is the
host enterprising citizen ot* that pictur-
lsi)ue hamlet. He has had the New-
jnarket hotel subjected to a liberal application of the paperhangers' and
Lcorators' science, has planted rows of
tliade trees around the house, put rustic scats on the lawn and added a nap-
Iha launch to the equipment of his
V>use. All this is done with a view lo
capturing the Sandon and tourist trade
King the coming summer.
A Whole Line of Fine Footwear
;oing nt prices nevor before
[quailed in the city.
E. It. ATHERTON CO.
I
The Denver.
MAUR1EN & MAGLIO.
Cody Ave. Sandon
Comfortable Rooms
Reasonable Rates
What Guggenheim Saps.
Simon Guggenheim, chairman ofthe
jrectors of the  American  Smelling &
inning   Company,    predifcts     betler
fcces for all metals during the next 12
[tilths.
Ir. Guggenheim asserts :
"1 believe that the coming 12 months
[ill see a great improvement in the
larkei price and demand for all the
lelals.
"The outlook for silver, I think, has
Improved because the  prospect of passing the Philippine coinage bill  is good,
'he measure will provide a new market
for the metal and will, 1 ihink, materially affect the price.     Just   what   price
lay be reached I   am  not  prepared to
say.
"The lead situation is more roseate
j This is caused bv the prosperity all over
the country. The farmers are painting
their houses and that means the consumption of an immense amount of
load used in making white lead. Then
the great amount of construction work
which is being done all over the country will require a corresponding amount
of lead pipe. I believe that the m irket
for that metal will be much   improved.
"Copper, 1 believe will rise in price
somewhat because of an agreement
between the various interests which will
probably be made within the next 12
[months, 1 do not believe copper will
jo back where it was before���lhat is
lot to be expected���but it may go to
���3 or 14 cents, which is perhaps a nor-
Imal and natural price. The outlook
may appear a little blue for some of the
metals just now, but 1 believe that the
future holds much better prospects."
Mr. Guggenheim's views apply of
course to the situation in the United
States, but have a direct bearing on the
outlook in the Kootenays at the present
moment. If the forecast given is a
correct one it will tend to greatly encourage all our mining men, and
materially aid in advancing the mining
industry.
J. F. Collom says that the profits of
the Arlington mine were over $10,000
in March.
Silver, 53%
Lead, ��i\, 8s. od.
A Quiet, Orderly, Homelike Hotel
See our 50c Shirts.   The best
value ever offered. jj
E. R. ATHERTON CO.       ��
Sandon   Bottling
Co.
C. A. BIGNEY.
Manufacturers 01
Carbonated Drinks
of all kinds.
CODY AVENUE
SANDON
The Auditorium
OFTHE
THE MINERS' UNION BLOCK
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. G.
ANNUAL BALL
I. O. O. F.
SILVER CITY LODGE NO. 39.
A
The Annual Ball of
the Independent Order
of Oddfellows toill be
held in the Union Hall
A.
Friday, April 25.
All are Cordially Incited
PIONEER HOTEL
OF THE SLOCAN.
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HOTEL SANDON.
ROBERT CUNNING, Prop.
A Table that is Replete with the
Choicest Seasonable Viands.
Rooms: Large, Airy and
Comfortable.
Special Attention to
the   Mining  Trade.
folliott & mcmillan
Contractors and Builders.
DEALERS IN	
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Joint Finishing Lumber
Moulding, Etc.
Sash and Door on Hand to Order.
->JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED T0->
Factory on Main Street
The Newmarket Hotel
^NEW DENVER^
���The Leading Hotel oi the Lucerne. Dining Room
Service the best in the Slocan. Accomodations
Unexcelled.       %o       *o       %o       %o       %o      %o
Henry Stege    -    -    ���
Proprietor.
malcpon foot Springs
Sanitarinm.
The Winter Resort of the Kootenay. When the snow lies deep on
the Slocan Hills the roses bloom
in the Banana Patch.
SPECIAL WINTER RATE $12.00
TO $15,00 A WEEK.
5Jf^HE medical waters of Halcyon
W[K are the most curative in the
work. A perfect, natural remedy for
all Nervous and Muscular diseases,
Liver, Kidney and Stomach ailments,
and Metallic Poisoning. A sure cure
for "That Tired Feeling." Special
rates on all boats and trains. Two
mails arrive and depart every Day.
Felegraph communication with all
parts of the world.
Halcyon Hot Springs,
Arrow Lake, B. C
We have
��� J. ;���
a fine line of Briar Pipes
come in and see   them.
Our stock
of Smoker's Sundries is
the most complete in the
Kootenay   :   :::::::
Williamson's
; ; the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Bpril 12.
Huth mines meeting.
WILL SPEND   ��25,000   ON
VELOPMENT THIS
SUMMER.
DE-
The third annual meeting of the
Ruth Mines was held a fortnight ago
in London. The capital of the company was increased last year by the
creation of 25,000 ten per tent cumulative preference shares of ��1 each. A
body of ore has recently been opened
up from which a shipment of 27 tons
showed values of 180 ounces of silver
and 14 per cent lead, which, as the
chairman pointed out, being dry ores
are in much favor with the smelters,
and the cost of treatment is therefore
reduced. The outlook before the company is now improved as the smelter
situation is far more satisfactory than
for some time past. The company's
manager, H. B. Alexander, who returns to B. C. shortly, was present at
the meeting and gave an interesting
explanation of the plans he had for the
development of the work now in progress and the manner in which the
new capital was proposed to be spent.
The balance sheet for the year ending
June 30th last, shows that the proceeds
of ore and stock amounted to ��17,845,
against which the sum of ��19,500 was
expended in mining expenses, management and office expenses. The sum of
��285 was written off for depreciation,
and apparently ��211 was paid for income tax, altho the year's operations
resulted in a loss of ��1,662. This
matter possiblv is explained in the
auditor's report, which, however, does
not appear to have been communicated
to the shareholders.���B. C Mining-
Review (London, Eng.)
The Kootenay Hotel is still doing
business at the old stand, and there is
no diminuation in the quantity or quality of the liquid refreshment served.
&oe Genelle Brrested.
CHARGED WITH   BURNING HIS
YUKON RIVER  BOATS.
If you want
Groceries of
the best quality
that the market
affords send in
your orders to
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h. gii��:gerich.
PATTERSON & CO.
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Joseph Genelle, of the Yale-Columbia
Lumber Co. was arrested in Rossland
on Saturday last on instructions received
from the superintendent of provincial
police at Victoria on the charge of
being concerned in the burning of the
steamers Mona and Glenora at Dawson recently. Both steamers were
mortgaged to McLennan and McFeely,
of Dawson, and were burned, according to the charges made, to obtain the
insurance. It is said the police found
letters in the possession of G. McLean,
the watchman, who confessed that he
started the fire, in which he was asked
by Genelle to burn the steamers.
Genelle was taken to Nelson on
Saturday by Provincial Constable
Young, who took him to Victoria on
Monday.
We will offer during this month
Boots and Shoes at prices never
heard of before in Sandon.
E. R. ATHERTON CO.
Have taken over the Grocery
and Bakery business previously
conducted by Stein Bros.
They will carry a full stock of
Pastry, Confectionery, Green
Groceries, Canned Goods
Bread and Cake.
TROUSERS
NO.-NOT PANTS.
Pants are simply a covering for the legs.
Trousers are a stylish and correct part of
a stylishand correct suit.     Our price ?
$3.50 to $6.00
pants, a Bollar a Zeg.
(Seats Tree.)
THOMAS -;- BROWN.
Ease Up
With a Pair of
President Suspenders
Ghe hardest Work Becomes Masp.
toigblP Recommended bp
PING    PONG    PLAYERS
Wo friction when Stooping, Works
Zike Ball Bearings for sale onlp bp
XCf)e f)unter*Jkendrick Co., Zimited
Special rates for large orders
from hotels, boarding camps,
etc.    Fresh
VEGETABLES  and   FRUIT
a speciality. Shipments will
be received every day from
Washington   and  Okanagan.
p. Burns & Co.
fbead Office,
fielson, X. C.
Uleco Mvenne,
Sandon, B. C.
THE UNION
BAKERY & GROCERY
mm
Bealers 5n
fresh
and
Cured
Meats
of all
funds.
MARKETS IN ALL THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
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