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**~~ka.���  nwomiion iz 1902 Chapter 13
The conference of mine owners which
was held on Wednesday  was different
from the la>i one in several  important
respects.   Tho pros  was not barred,
is formerly, bul was invited by special
resolution t<> he present, and there was
missing  ttun lack of harmony  which
distinguished lhe tirst meeting.    There
ttasii better understanding all around,
and  the    work     accomplished    was
The gentlemen present were:   A. C.
Garde d the   Payne*,   Maurice Gintzberger anJ   F.   R-   Fingland   of the
Monitor,   J    L   Parker  of the  North
Star, Fort Steele, D.G. Forbes of the
Silver Cup  and Great   Western,   Lardeau; W. VYhelams of the  Ruth, P. J
Hickey ofthe Minnesota Silver Co , J.
M. Harris of the Reco, L.  Alexander
ofthe R. I-. I ac, A. D. Wheeler of the
Whitewater,   C.   F.  CalJwell  of   tbe
IVmiii., Ainsworth;  A. I).   Molson of
the Mountain Con, Bruce White of the
Mollie Gibson,  George   Avlard   of the
Red Fox, M. R. W. Rathburn and Jas.
Anderson oi the Antoine, O. V. White
ofthe Star, H, Giegerich, C. L). Cross
ofthe Hewitt, N. J. Cavanaugh of the
topper Cliff,   Lardeau; W.   Hunter o(
the Comstock, W. H. Sandiford of the
Bosun, W. G. Scott ofthe Cjueen Bess,
P.   Maris   of  the   Cork  mine,  C. J.
Jenkins   oi   the   Idaho   mines,   J.   S.
Dre.Mix   of   the   Hauney,    John   L
Retallack   of   the   Washington.  John
Keen of the Goodenough, Louis  Pratt
ol the List Chance, George Ransom of
tlie Sloe ,n Sovereign, and K. M. Sandi-
Itnds representing   the   Blue   Bird  bv
The tirst business to Occupy the attention of the meeting was hearing the
report of (In- committee appointed at the
last meeting to interview the smelter-
���flen and ascertain jusl what concessions would be made to the mine
owners in case a duty was placed on
S.   Ore wry  read  the report
*' ����i>lii>rs
lead.    |.    S.    Drewry   rw*	
which vvenl to show that  the  smelt, s
were profuse in promises ��  ��W*  "*
profits resultant from a tariflfonajbasts
of an average of the price realiiedTor
,he product in home and foreign
markets. This being deemed Jjutw-
falorv, the resolution published m   '
,��� .  . , ukim        passeu
adjoining      column       wan       i
unanimously. ..       ��� ���  ,,r
The feasibility was then discussed O
forming   the    assemblage     mto    an
association or of an impromptu  rem a
of ,|U. old Silver-Lead   Mine  Owners
Association, for the purpose ot  gu��"K
the  resolution   additional   weight   as
emmiatuig from an incorporated Kssou
ation of producers, but the scheme a,as
finally dropped as impracticable on sin
short notice.                          ,' .  ���,,.,
The matter of asking lo have ni.num
machinery placed on the  free  list  ����'
discussed in a tentative sort of mannu,
but it was decided that such   a  r*MuVff
was inconsistent with a plea for a t��>
On lead.                                             , , ir
Bvron N. White, George  Alexander
James Cronin, S. S. Fowler and George
W. Hughes; live of the heaviest  leau
H      '..        . ...    miiih  a
i. Whereas, The silver-lead industry of British Columbia, nothwithstanding the
usual richness of the ore, the proved continuity of the veins, and the favorable natural
conditions of mining ,n the Province, is, and for some time has been, in a declining condition, which, if not ameliorated, will end in total stagnation.    And
2. Whereas, the lead-mining camps of the United'States, and particularly those
in the adjoining state of Idaho, are, and for years have been, enjoying great prosperity, due
to a protective tariff conserving the home market.    And
3 Whereas, the silver-lead mining industry has been for some years of national
importance, and, unless allowed to decline, will speedily attain to a much greater degree
oi importance, benefitting by its increased expenditures the trade and advancement of both
Eastern and Western Canada.    And
4. Whereas, our domestic market for the manufactured products of lead is chiefly
supplied from the products of ores mined in Mexico and Europe ; where the labor cost ot
production is much lower than in this country ; a condition of affairs permitted by the
wholly inadequate protection afforded by the existing tariff; while the prices of white lead,
lead pipe, sheet lead and shot, in the Dominion of Canada, are approximately equal to the
prices charged for the same commodities in the United States, all to the detriment ofthe
producers, consumers, and transporters of lead in this country.    And
5. Whereas, under the existing tariff, little or no protection is afforded to the
lead producing,industries ; whilst adequate protection is afforded to all other industries of
equal importance, known to us.    And
6. Whereas, these conditions result in the exportation of a preponderance of our
crude ore and bullion, the former to American smelters and the latter to the markets ofthe
world; there to enter into competition with the products of cheap European and Mexican
labor, and the surplus product of the protected lead industry of the United States.    .
7.    Therefore, we, the silver-lead miners of the East and West Kootenay districts
of British Columbia in convention assembled do hereby recommend  and   respectfully   urge
the enactment o\ a Tariff Act which will afford ample protection to the producers,  manufacturers and transporters of lead, thereby creating and fostering a new and expansive home
industry calculated to benefit all classes by the stimulation of national trade and commerce.
Having in view the interests ofthe producers, manufacturers and consumers of lead,
we would recommend a duty equal to that imposed by the United States, viz.:
On lead in ores, 1% cents per pound.
On lead in bullion, pigs, bars, and old lead, 2*/s cents per pound.
On lead in sheets, pipe, shot, etc., 2% cents per pound.
On white lead, etc., 2'$ cents per pound.
On all other products of lead as provided in the Dingley Tariff Act of July 24, 1897.
������ -* -�����.' time it shall be proved that a combination has been
 "i^p for smelting lead ores
w. MugneSj hve 01  me  ikh*��������*
operators in Canada, were  appointed 1|
committee to goto Ottawa immediate .
to interview the cabinet  and  assist     ���
A.  Galliher, .M. P.,   in  pressing   tne
views expressed  in  the  resolution on
ill..       IfMMMM ������**.���!
the government.
���1 ��, lead mine owners meeting.
 I      Secretary silver-lead mil
'      . ��� C    December 10th, .902-      _
Held at Sandon, B. U,
I       I
< tbe papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Becember 13
ago (in
the sixties you
know (when
grandma went
walking   she
held her skirts so!
would she
say if she
saw   girls
to-day   with
s k i r t s
so tightly they
a I I
A Little of the Beautiful
Old timers in Kaslo say that the snow
lhat fell Ihere last week was the most
severe since the day Arthur VV.
Goodenough snowed under VV. Vidler
Papworth for the mayoralty of that
village. The burg's weather bard,
when turned loose, hummed thusly:
The snow, it keeps on fallin' night and
Il ain't a tryin' to stop a little bil.
Some  fellow's  turned  il   on and gone
I'm  gettin' mighty dog-goned  tired���
Ain't it never going to quit!
Ore Shipped to Nelson for Treatment
will be Carefully Looked After.
M. L.  Grimmett,
L. L.  B.,
New Geography ��
Ofwhalisthe surface of the earth
composed ?
Of corner lots, mighty poor roads,
railroad tracks, baseball grounds, golf
links and skating rinks.
What proportion of the globe consists
of water ?
About     three-fourths.       Sometimes
they add a little gin and nutmeg to it
What is a town ?
A lown is a considerable collection of
houses and inhabitants, with four or
five men who run lhe party, and lend
money at 10 per cent.
What is a city ?
A city is an incorporated town, with
a mayor who believes that Ihe whole
world shakes when he happens to fall
flat on a cross walk.
What is commerce ?
Borrowing $5 for a day or two, and
dodging the lender for a year or iwo.
Name the different races.
Horse race, boat race, bicycle race,
and racing around to find a man to endorse your note.
Into how many classes is manhood
divided ?
Six, being enlightened, civilized, half
civilized, savage, too ulter, not worth a
cent, and Indian agents.
What nations are called enlightened?
Those which have had the most
wars, the most laws, and have produced
the worst criminals.
How many motions has the earth ?
That's according to how you mix
your drinks and which way you go
What causes day and night ?
The day is caused by the night get-
ting tired out. The night is caused by
everyone taking the street cars and
going home to supper.
What is a map ?
A map is a drawing lo show the jury
where Smith stood when Jones gave
him a lift under the eye.
What is a mariner's compass ?
A jug holdipg four gallons.
Gives Him Pain in the Purse
"I'm really worried about Jim," said
young Mrs. Dunsmoor. "What's the
trouble ?" asked her mother. "All ��ny
care seems to have been in vain. 1
wouldn't let him play golf for fear he'd
get the golf elbow, nor ping pong for
fear he'd get ping pong ankle."
"Well, he has escaped so far !" "Yes.
But I haven't the heart to ask him to
stay playing cards, even if il does lead
to his becoming deformed." "What
do you mean?" "He admitted tome
that the poker hands he is getting are
extremely painful."
B. C.
F. L. Christie,
L. L. B..
Good Samiirlt in
"There seems to he considerable excitement in your town today," said the
visitor. "Yes," answered the native.
Several o' lhe fellers is presentin' a life
savin' medal to Henry Piller." "What
sort of a hero is Piller ? Did he rescue
someone from a burning building, slop
a runaway, or drag a drowning person
from the raging waves?" "Nope;
nothin' like that. You see, our lovui
has been local option for nigh onto a
year, an' Piller runs the only drugstore
we have."
I. O. O. F.
Meeting* in the t'nion Hail every Fridn>
Evening at ��:*��. Vi*itlng Ilivthcrn co.diall.i
invited to Htlciii
A.I   DECKER. Nolle  Grand.
���Secretary Vice Grand.
Is the best Tonsorial  Hstab.
lishment in the Slocan,
Balmoral Building Main St,
Athletes agree that the best exercise
for cold weather   is   shoveling snow.
Byers & Co. can supply you  with  th
necessary shovel.
Western Etiquette
"Do you think it polite," said the
foolish stranger from the east, "for a
man to sit in his shirt sleeves and play
cards all nighl ?" "Yes sir," answered
old man Brown, "and maybe it'll be
for your own good to remind you thai
the fewer sleeves a man has on when he
plays cards around here the less liable
he is to fall under suspicion."
A Financial Pointer
Before placing your life insurance you
should see the new compound investment policy issued by the North American Life Assurance company of Toronto.
It guarantees lo carry after ten years
for full amount of policy, no deductions
being made in case of death; or if prcf
miums are paid after ten years, it
guarantees to return them, together
wilh the tull face of the policy. After
three years it gives cash, surrender,
cash loans and extended insurance
values. Issued on endowment and
limited payment life plans. No extra
charge for quartz miners For full
particulars see or write D. P. Kane,
district manager, or VV. Irwin, special
agent, Kaslo, B. C.
Take the in turn at the Kootenay.
A. F. & A. M,
Regular Communication !iel��l Hr*t Thai*
'Uv in eitch month in Masonic Hull 111 H r, M
"lolourniug brethern are cordially invited ��������
.1A M ES II. BA RTON. Seoreta ry.
Sandon Cartage Co.
Mcpherson & hurley.
Express, Baggage,
and Can* I age.
Delivery to all  Parts of the City.
Sandon Miners'
Subscribers, $1 per month ; Private
patients, $2 per day, exclusive of
Expense of Physician or Surgeon
and Drugs.
Open To Thk Public.
hit. \V. E. GOMM.   Attendant Phyaieten.
Address nil communication-, to
Established IW'.V
Sandon, B. C.
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mining
Mining Stocks bought and told. General agent for Slocan Proper! iex
Promising   Prospects  for  Sale.
Sandon Bottling Co
Manufacturers 01
Carbonated Drinks
of all kinds.
Folliott & McMillan
Dealers in Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast Flooring and Joint Finishing
Lumber, Moulding, etc. Sash and
Doors on Hand or to order. Jobbing
promptly attended to.
Factory on Main Street
Certificate of Improvements
Situate in theSlocnn Minim: Division of Wett
Kootenay District Wfiere located. Adjoining the Cultus. near the Canadian
TAKE NOTICE OihI I. .1. M MoGrwor,
Meting Mr agent for VV. II Brandon, Free
Winers Certificate No Hull', and C.
Klovpftr. Free Mii.er** Certifies'e So BSflJU,
intend, nitty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvement*, lor the purport of
obtaining Crown Grant* ��>f ihe i*1 oveolalmi
And further take notice that action, nndei
section 37. must he oounienred I efore the issuance of such Certificate* ol Improvement*.
Dated this .loth dav or September, A I), ISW.
Situate in the Slocan Mining I tivision of Wert
Kootenay District. Where located: About
one mile from Sandon,on Ruth yonntain.
TAKK NOTICE  that   I. E. M   Sandiland*.
acting a* agent for Rol ert McTaagert (Yrtin-
care No B5 434. and  A. Soott, Certificate No.
BtWMO, intend, sixty dav* Irom the 'Into hereof.
to apply to the Mining Recorder lor 11 Certilt"
cate of'Improvements, for the purpose <>f ou-
taining a Crown Grant of the above claims
And lurther take notice that action, nudef
-ection  87.  mu.*t  be  commenced before WW
issuance of such Certificate of Improvement!
Dated this 4tn day of October, MS
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of WttJ
Kootenav District.   Where  looated : ,'��
Cody Creek, about two and one-halfimnw
from Samlon. ,.,    ,
TAKE NOTICK that I. E. M Sandilandj.
Certificate No. HiittU.notingaaagent u<r\\ <
Clark Free Miner's Certilicate No BfflPTO, "
tend.afxtv days from date hereof lo ��l'l">
to the Mining Iteconler for a CertifloateiW
Improvements, for the purpo.*e ol ootainun
a Crown Grant of the above claim .
Ami further take notice that action unoei
section  37  must   be oommenoed before
issuance of such Certificate* of Improvement
Dntod this sfftth day of September, A l> ' ���"'-���
Certificate of Improvements
Situate  in   the Slocan   Mining   Division ��
West Kootenay District.   \\ here locateo.
On the north fork ��(CarpentercreeK,n��
miles from Three Forks. finfl
TAKK NOTICK that I, W. D. Mnckay.a�������
as agent for Wilbur A. Hendr.vx. spe<-ml rr��
Miners'  Certificate  4868, J. 0. jk^ft *��,
Miners' Certificate B8M4S. Willard H *"��
Free  Miners'  Certificate   D|W��. ��''.'�� ....
Trenery, Free Miners'  Certifloate B8WB4| ��
tend, sixty days from date horeef,   .  um
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate 0Mj>
provements  for  the purpose ol obtttinm*
crown grant of the above claim. ifr
Ami further take notice that ac Ion woe,
Motion 37 must be taken before the uMisnie
said Certificate of Improvement*
Dated this 4th day of October, U>-        .
" ���   - 1 , MMdrihaMiifiiteiii"^
���M the Papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Becember 13
Properties   Being   Opened   Up   in
to   Ship   Zinc   Ore
Many   Gamps
An   Ouray Group   Is   Adding   to   the
Spelter Values
The Bachelor at Ouray, Colorado,
is now shipping its zinc concentrates
which have been accumulating at the
mill for some time. As a considerable
portion of the ore produced by the
Bachelor and Khedive mines contains
a higher percentage of zinc, a separate
product was made of this mineral in the
mill. The percentage was too great
to permit this mineral being shipped
with the regular lead concentrates from
tlie mill, and still it was more than
could afford lo be run into the creek
with the tailings. It was determined
to cut this mineral out in the process of
concentration, which was done wilh
remarkably good results that was two
separate and comparatively clean products, the one containing the silver and
lead values, and the other the zinc
alone. As the separation has been
going on for a considerable length of
time, a large quantity of the zinc product has accumulated, the other pro*
duct being placed on the market as it
was made.
With a market for this mineral there
will he other properties in this locality
that can fall into line as small shippers,
if nothing else. There are considerable
quantities of zinc in smaller, as well as
larger, partially developed mines scattered thru the mountains of this immediate vicinity, which, combined,
could produce no small quantity of this
kind of ore. To be made into a
marketable shape it would require the
erection of concentrating plants, which
would mean just lhat much more prosperity io lhe camp. The Governor
mine, especially, would be a strong
producer of zinc concentrates, as it has
ore running as high as 30 per cent in
this mineral. It is lo be hoped that
satisfactory results will be gained by
the Bachelor company from their
 A*. ���
Utah Producers Only Await Favorable
Freight Rates to Start
The presence the past week or ten
days of a representative of one of the
Kansas gas belt zinc smellers in Salt
Lake City, Utah,has attracted attention
to the zinc production of the stale and
the possibilities of shipments of zinc ore.
Sample lots of ore from Park City, the
Horn-Silver mine and other zinc producers of the state, have been successfully treated, and while the margin of
profits ig close, the possibility of heavy
tonnage is quite likely to become a
reality in the event that satisfactory
freight rates can be secured. A local
ore buyer has been selected, and while
no contracts have been closed as yet fo.
shipments from the state, it is understood that all the details have been
satisfactorily arranged and that assurances have been given by the railroads
on this point. It is expected that shipments will be inaugurated as soon as
the matter of freight rates is settled.
As has been stated the Horn Silver
in a positien to ship 300 tons of zinc ore
averaging 40 per cent or better, with
some silver and lead values. The lead,
however, is penalized, instead of being
an addition to the shipping values.
In the Coeur d'Alenes
The Douglas, a newly opened lead-
silver mine near the head of Pine creek,
in the Coeur d'Alenes, owned by J. C.
McDermid and associates, has been
bonded, and il is understood thai the
bond will soon be taken up. The
Douglass ledge has been opened by
600 feet of tunnel and has over one
hundred thousand dollars worth of ore
exposed. A large tonnage of this ore
carries heavy values in zinc, and as zinc
is about 30 per cent higher than lead
the Douglass is a valuable and much
sought properly.
Lend-Zinc Ores at Custer City
Thc work on the VViscosin al Custer
City, Colorado, is progressing very
nicely. Messrs. Barry & Burnett have
driven a tunnel into the hill for a distance of over 200 feet and have encountered a fine body of lead
and zinc ore.
Mine Temperature
The temperature in the New Chum
Railway quartz mine al Bendigo, one
of the deepest mines in Victoria, was
found to be 106195 degrees Fahr. at a
depth of 3,645 feet. The government
metallurgist, who has been collecting
data for some time past in reference to
rock temperature, reports that it may
now be definitely stated that the increment of temperature with increasing
depth at Bendigo is at the rate of 1
degree F. in about 80 feet from the
surface lo a depth of at least 3,700 feet.
The prohahle error is about 0.5 per
cent.���Engineering and Mining Journal.
Mine Timbering
According to the United Slates con-
sol at Coburg, Germany, a series of experiments were recently carried out at
the   Altcnburg   colliery,    near    Saar-
brucken, Germany, wilh lime, tar and
carbolineum lo determine the respective
value thereof as preservatives of mine
timber against rot.     Lime was  found
to be of the least value, while coal  tar
tailed to protect the interior,  which  in
everv    instance    was   found    to    be
seriously attacked by rot.  Carbolineum,
however,   gave excellent results,  pro-^
videdthe limber coated had been previously barked and well dried. \
From now until Christmas we will
for Cash anything in our line of
Gents' Furnishings
Ready Made Clothing
Boots  and  Shoes
Hats   and  Caps
Horse Blankets
Wall Paper
Boys' Suits, $1.50
Boys* Underwear, 75c a suit
"Boys' Overshirts, 50c
Boys' Caps, 25c
Boys' Sweaters, 50c
Boys' German Sox and Rubbers, $1
Men's All Wool Sox 5 pair for $1
Men's Wool Underwear, per suit, $1
Men's Wool Pants, $2
Men's German Sox (best) 75c
Men's Overshoes at $1
Men's All Wool Shirts, $1
Men's Mackinaw Coats, $3.50 and $5
Men's Mackinaw Pants, $2.50
Men's Sweaters, 75c.
Valises, 35c and up
Boots, $2 and up
Shoes $1 and up
Overcoats, anywhere from $5 to $25.
Stetson Hats (best value) $4.50
-���	 Cbe papetreak, Banoon, 9. C, Becember 13
The Paystreak.
Published Every Saturday in the heart ot 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 MacAdams,    -   Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON,   DECEMBER 13,  1902.
& policp for the West
Every effort of  every board  of
trade, of every mine owner,   of every
prospector, of every miner and of every
business man thruout the province  of
British Columbia  should  be  directed
toward   free   trade.    The   country  is
essentially a free trade country.    It is
now and must always be an  exporter
of minerals, fish and lumber.    It must
be an importer of machinery, food and
clothing.    When we erect a tariff wall
we hurt ourselves more than  the other
fellow.    We raise prices of the goods
we must buy without affecting the price
of the goods  we  must  sell.    This is
sufficiently self-evident to be axiomatic.
Childish and  emasculated  resolutions
such as introduced by John   Houston
at the Nelson meeting of alleged lead
interests, calling on the government to
raise the tariff sky-high  on   lead and
take it off mining machinery,  are impotent on account of their glaring inconsistency, but they are none the less
injurious because they leave our legislators no option but to assume that the
people of British Columbia do not know
what   they    want.      The    numerous
conflicting resolutions which are being
adopted   indiscriminately  and  apparently   without   consideration   by   the
several   boards   of  trade thruout the
country f re adding still further to the
confusion and making the  end  more
difficult to attain.
There is no doubt for a moment
that a good deal of this confusion and
misapprehension regarding the effect of
a tariff on lead is being promoted by
the Trail smelter and the Canadian
Pacific. These two corporations are
charging $35 a ton freight and treatment on silver-lead ore, which costs
them less than one-quarter of that
amount to handle. Owing to low
prices their charges total more than the
traffic will stand. Their margin is
sufficiently large to invite competition
from independent American smelters,
such as the Canyon City plant, for in-
stance. Owing to a set of circumstances created by the American tariff
and bonding privileges and the American railway merger and  the  smelter
trust, a tariff which would deprive the
American smelters of a chance to resell their lead and zinc in Canada would
absolutely prohibit competition by
American smelters. Competition by
Canadian smelters is already made impossible by the fact that the owners of
the Trail smelter are directors, managers and superintendents of the Canadian Pacific railway. Consequently a
tariff placed on lead by the dominion
government would place the Trail
smelter in possession of an absolute
monopoly to charge silver-lead mine
owners whatever rates they choose to
Any system of granting bonuses
to mine owners would merely be a
waste of time and money. With such
a monopoly in its hands, the smelter
company could take away from the
mine owners in reduced prices or raised
rates any bonus granted by the
dominion government or any other
These things being so it is clearly
evident that a tariff on lead will work
out to the immense advantage of the
smelters and to a corresponding disadvantage ot the mine owners.
The Paystreak has always contended, and still contends, that there
are only two ways in which the
dominion and provincial governments
can help the lead mining industry.
The first and best way, but the
least likely of accomplishment is for the
province of British Columbia to go
into the smelting and refining business
as a government industry, run the
business at cost, and return the full
value of his product to the producer.
Outside of the possibility of failure
thru official incompetence, this system
is a certain remedy.
The second, and easily possible
system, is for the dominion of Canada
to make cheaper mining possible by
reducing the tariff on machinery and
mining supplies and to make cheaper
freight and treatment possible by appointing a railway commission with
power and a disposition to reduce
freight rates and prevent discrimination. There is nothing impossible
about this system, and it has the
additional advantage that it is in line
with the policy of the dominion gov-
, eminent.
Consequently we say that the interests of every community in the
province of British Columbia would be
furthered by sticking consistently to a
free trade policy and urging it on the
dominion government at every turn.
The Paystreak is willing to admit
that it is alone on this line of argument. Up to the hour of going to
press, no other newspaper, board of
trade or public man in the province has
seen  it as  we see it, and we have no
very brilliant hope of converting th
whole   country.     Nevertheless,  Untj|
some logical, sound reason is produced
to show that our deductions are wrone
the Paystreak will hold to its theories
Rev. E. D. McLaren is the latest
gospel shark to get out his little ham-
mer in the east and knock B. C.   He
grazed in the   Presbyterian pasture in
this province for 15 years.    Now he is
in the east, and the mining camps of
the west look   to "him like a  modern
edition of Gomorrah.    It is getting to
be   the   regular   thing  for mourner's
bench evangelists and the professionally
good to hold a fat place in the west for
a few years and then go east an assure
the people of the red  pump  kit that
British Columbia is a seething cauldron
of iniquity where the eastern tenderfoot
is never safe to risk his moral  self for
fear the devil will spring a  black jack
on him and lead him  away  down the
standard guage trail that terminates in
the precincts of the damned.    If McLaren had said that  British Columbia
was easy he would   have  been   nearer
the truth.    Most of the  boys  in the
mining camps chip in cheerfully enuf
when   the  preacher,  or anyone  else,
passes the hat; but they do not crowd
the penitent bench  very  strongly because an extensive experience in many
lands  has   taught them that   there is
nothing  known   by the professionally
religious   which   they   do   not  know
It will be the intention of the road on
reaching the coast to establish al some
point on the narrows, a terminal lor the
handling of Canadian grain to tho Orient.
The country thru which we will pass, in
time, will be the greatest producer oi wheal
in the world, and with the development ot
the Oriental trade there will he a market
for all that can he grown.
These are the words of William
Mackenzie to a reporter of the Seattle
P.-I. They explain the whole situation
and corroborate the statement made
by the Paystreak last week.
The Canada Northern is projected
to carry Northwest wheat, lumber and
petroleum to the Orient and brintf back
silk, tea and rice. The terminus must
be at the tidewater point nearest to
Hong Kong and Tokio, which, as
William Mackenzie himself says, will
be Butte Inlet. It can not possibly be
It is absolutely essential to the
success of the Canada Northern scheme
that the railroad shall be continued to
the Pacific coast. Without the British
Columbia section, the territorial
sections are not worth a whoop in hell.
These facts are so apparent that
the Pavstreak believes that the poh-
ticians'who are promoting the Canada
Northern subsidy and land grab are
either bought or crazy. the Papstreak, Sandon, B. Q., Becember 13
It was the evident concensus of
opinion  at  the  lead   miners  meeting
on Tuesday evening that the  rider  in
the   resolution   which    requests   that
power shall be placed in the  hands  of
the governor-general-in-council to suspend the tariff at any time and permit
the smelting and refining in bond  was
the best provision that could be  made
to prevent monopoly or discrimination.
This system of protection is all right as
far as it goes, but the weak  part of it
is that it can not be construed  in  any
way as a guard against  the  railroads.
As the case stands now the only  great
injustice from which the   mine  owners
suffer is the $i a hundred   ''freight  to
London" which is charged on the product of their ore.    Altho the greater
part of this dollar is in all probability
rebated to the smelters, it is nevertheless ostensibly a railroad charge,   and
tlie rider to the resolution which   proposes to invite competition in smelting
bv raising the tariff is impotent  to in
vite competition in transportation,
because the railroads are pure
If a tariff raised the Canadian price
on 15,000 tons, and the smelters agreed
to settle on   Montreal quotations  for
that   amount,   there is still left a probable   surplus   of   30,000 tons which
must be exported, and  on   which  the
$1 a hundred would in all  probability
be charged, settlement for this of course
being on   London   quotations.     The
most favorable  result  possible  under
such an arrangement would be to raise
the   price   on  one  ton  and leave   it
exactly as it is on two.     The  average
price thus realized would not be as good
as the London   price,  without   deductions, for the whole amount.
Ainsworth claims to have the
richest zinc ledge on record. The
Glengarry has five feet of solid 44 *per
cent, carrying no iron and only 3 per
cent   lead.    This  may  look  good to
Ainsworth people, but it can not size
up to the big Silversmith showing on
the Slocan Star, assaying 55 per cent
zinc, under penalty in lead and irdr\
and anywhere from 200 to 500 ounces
of silver. Ainsworth will have to
come again. M
Still another county heard fromt.
The Rossland board of trade passed
resolutions last week asking the
dominion government to put a tariff
on lead and zinc. What in thunder
they want to put zinc on the tariff list
for is too big an armful for us to assay.
Rev. Ralph Trotter of Grand
Forks has been fired out of the Baptist
ministry because of his stand on
socialism and the labor question. He
is a probable nominee for the legislature on the labor ticket at the next
Cliffe went to the Soo���the mills
shut down.
Our display of Holiday Goods, consisting of Dressing Cases, Military Brushes, Sharing Cases,
Hand Brushes, Mirrors, Albums, Glove and Handkerchief Boxes, Manicure Sets, Work Boxes, Traveling
Cases, Jewel  Boxes, Cigar Cases, Atomizers and Novelties of Every Kind now open and ready tor business.
We are not giving any prizes this year, owing to the quiet times. We are dividing our profits with our
customers.    It would surprise you what a nice present you can get for so little money.
P.   J    DONACDSON, Chemist and Druggist
Net�� York Brevory
Totcflood & Bruder, Proprietors.
Bretoersof Fine Lager Beer
Special attention given to our rapidly increas.ng
bottle trade. Give it a trial. Both of us w.ll
make by it. We a little. You much. Let us
hear from you. Telephone. a4, Denver and
Silverton.    Worden  Bros.,  agents, Slocan  Ctty
Skates!   Skates!
.1 /
Secure a
Pair of
British Columbia
While there are plenty  to choose  from
Prices lower than ever
Seen in Sandon
NELSON   . . .
������MMMMMM the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Becember 13
Oh, breddem, doan' you bet yo'
Las' dollar on de mule
Dat brays de loudest ;kaze as
A mighty gin'ral rule
Dat mule gwine spend in brayin'
(Ah tells it to his face)
De breffs he sho' am needin'
Fob winnia' ob de race.
Doan' lend all ob yo' money
An' trus' yo' secrets to
De man that prays de loudest
An' seems mos' good an' true,
Kase while he may be holy
An' hones' as de day,
Still���doan' fohgit dat mewel
An' how he loves to bray 1
Doan' trus' too far de feller
Dat says you '-'ain't so black;"
Ain't always friend dat slaps you
De hahdest on de hack;
Oh, breddern, when dey flatter,
Des' tu'n yo' head away;
Des' study 'hout dat mewel
An' how he loves to bray!
Neat, Clean and Comfortable Rooms. Wines, Liquors and Cigars, the
Accomodations Unexcelled. Best that Money can Buy.
First Class Dining Room Serrice.
American and European Plan.
In a Chicago divorce court the other
day a love letter put in as an exhibit
caused some merriment. Its closing
words were, "Lovingly, your little
jackass."   The divorce was granted.
This is tlie zinc age.
Down in Detroit they are holding an
international conference to promote
reciprocity hetween the two great
American nations, Canada and United
States. And up in the Kootenay they
are all shouting protection.
As a   matter    of   general
politics is picking up.
The country is awaiting in awful
suspense to hear the resolutions of the
New Denver board of trade.
What is the difference between the
Nelson board of trade and a letter ? A
letter never gives information before
it is posted, and tiie Nelson hoard does.
Andy Carnegie is making money
faster than he can give il away. K islo
might put in an an application for a
few thousand, and build that long
looked for smeller.
Tlie Intercolonial railway, operated
by the dominion government, has given
a surplus for the year ending June 30
last, of $0.S^2, after wiping out a
deficit of $488,000 for the previous year.
This is equal to a surplus for the last
year of $585,000. The deficit last year
was caused by a large expenditure for
betterments. The Intercolonial is today
the best piece of railroad in Canada.
This is the season of the year whon
you should order your Winter
Garments. Good Tailoring at our
Shop does not cost you any more
than po*or Tailoring in some other.
The Toronto World asks: "Will
Mackenzie & Mann insist on having
their subsidies as well as their rails
made in Germany ?" Well, hardly.
The Dutchmen are not so easy.
The late right honorable W. E.
Gladstone once said: "Nothingexcept
the mint can make money without advertising.'' This is why Gladstone is
remembered as the grand old man.
In Toronto the good, says the W. C.
T. U., no more indecent posters will be
tolerated. Actresses who want their
pictures on the billboards will have to
be fotographed with more clothes on.
The Vancouver World says:    "Carrie
Nation has been making enemies of the
people   of  Milvaukee.      Alter   visiting
that   frothy   city,   she  is  reported   as
having   said:    'If   I   were   forced   to
choose between Milwaukee and Hell, 1
should choose the latter.'    What would
the lady say if she should \isit Sandon?"'
If   Carrie   ever  got   into Sandon  and
gazed   on   the   beautiful scenery   that
surrounds this gem  of the   mountains
she would  exclaim,   as   Mahomet  did
when he approached Damascus, "Turn
back, I can go to heaven only once, and
1 am not ready to go now."
iMackinaws    S
I Leggings and Rubbers
The "Father Pat" ambulance has
been received at Rossland and turned
over to the city. Tlie ambulance was
purchased in Philadelphia, while any
old kind of a Canadian carriage foundry
could have built it.
By an accident on the Intercolonial
near Truro, Nova Scotia, last Monday-
five persons were killed. The killed
were all conservatives. Can it be possible that the government owned road
has il in for the opposition ?
A Wise Old Guy
Victoria Tim oh
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy avers that
the dav for granting public aid to railroads is past. Sir Thomas' road fared
pretty well at the hands of the public.
No other line is likely to obtain such a
graft. Possibly the opinion is not altogether disinterested. There are parts
of British Columbia just as inaccessible
today as the portion now served by the
C. P. R. once was. Sir Thomas had
no objection to a bonus for the Crow's
Nest line. We also hope the days of
bonuses are over, hut it is just as well
to be reasonable with these matters and
make allowances for the point of view.
Sir Thomas probably does not relish the
idea of competition from a state assisted road.
Tom and Jerry have made their head
quarters at the Kootenav house.
For the winter weather at prices *
to suit the times S
I Hockey Shoes
Made to fit the feet.   All the way J
from .52.75 to $5 a pair
malcpon *of Sprine*
The Auditorium
OF THE    -
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'
Sandon, B. C.
medical   waters <
thc most  curative 1"
in lhe
world.    A perfect,  natura
all    Nervous   and    Muscular       ��� ���'
Liver,   Kidney and Stomach
and Metallic   Poisoning.    A���sur*     , ���
for   "That   Tired   Feeling-      ^l*^
rates  on all   boats  and   trains-
mails  arrive  and  depart   ev<
Telegraph     communication
parts of the world.
Halcyon Hot Springs,
Arrow Lake, B. c-
wit')   all A   MORAL
I once knew a dear little mother,
With a beautiful blue-eyed boy;
She constantly bathed and brushed him,
And when he had tired of toy
She   would  take it and  scald it and
scrape it    *
And lay it away in the sun;
And that is the way she look care of
His play things, every one.
Pent up in his own little playhouse
The baby grew peeked and pale,
And there were the neighbors' children
All dirty and happy and hale.
If the baby went out for an airing
The nurse was to understand
That none of the neighbors' children
Was ever to touch his hand.
Hut they did, and the injured mother
Brought the dear baby inside
And shut him up in his playhouse,
Where the little one fretted and died.
Then the torn heart turned to the Virgin
And this was the weight of her prayer:
"O, mother dear, don't let him play with
The other angels up there."
The Boundary mines have shipped so
tar this year 454,844 tons.
The estimated profits of the Le Roi
mine for November are placed at
A company is being formed at Rat
Portage to develop a deposit oi mineral
paint near there.
The Velardena mines in Mexico have
been sold to the Guggenheim-Whitney
syndicate of New York for $2,000,000
cash. It is a silver-lead proposition.
Slocan talent built and operates the mill.
Bar Silver,  New York 47?s
Lead, New York $4.18
Lead, London, &0%  '3S�� Qt*
Zinc,   New York,    $4*95
Zinc, London., ;6i9. "7s.0-
 A��� ,
Thunder Hill
James Moran of New Denver who
recently bonded the Thunder Hill group
at the headwaters of the north fork of
Kettle river, was in Nelson the other
day. He reports that a tunnel has been
driven forty feet on the lead. The ore
body has widened to two feet and
carries 500 ounces of silver and   15  per
Cent copper to the ton.
 ^���. ���
Twice 11 Klondike
With the year drawing to a close
mining men are beginning to total up
British Columbia's mineral production
dmiiifr 1Q02, and he is a pessimist Indeed who does not concede an advance
of 25 per cent over 1901. The production that year was officially given as
$20,086,780; so that the lowest estimate
for this year is $25,000,000. But the
latest figures from the Boundary, the
Slocan, Rossland, Atlin, Cariboo and
Vancouver island justify one in predicting that the annual report of the
department of mines will show the
figures lo be nearer $27,500,000 lhan
$-5.000,000, while next year  may  see
the Papstreak, Sandon, B. Q��� Becember 13
lhe $30,000,000 mark passed. It will
Ums be seen H��at British Columbia,
even with the copper, lead and silver
markets working against it, is twice a
Klondike, for he would be a bold man
indeed who would place the Yukon's
output this year at over $15,000,000.
Hunter-Kendrick handles that
triumph of inventive genius, the Mic-
Mac skate, of the vintage of 1902.
Canada for the Canadian Pacific
Jim Hill has announced a rate of
$1.75 per ton on coal from Morrissey to
Spokan, a distance of over 300 miles,
and the C. P. R. has a rate of $2 per
ton to Nelson, a distance of 135 miles.
Have \ou seen those  1903  calanders
ofthe Hunter-Kendrick Co.
Parties having left shoes  at L. Hup-
pcrton's to be repaired   must  call  and
get them within 30  days.    At   the  ex
pi ration of that lime I   will  offer same
for sale.
Sandon, December 1, 1902.
A home for an   infant  eighl   months
old with some responsible   parties   who
will take good care of it.     Address
MARIE  LANG, Sandon.
All    sensible    people
by  the
Because   it  is the  symbol of
Arrive WinnipeR   3r<l   day, &80 p.m.
Arrive St.  Paul 3rd <iay. 6t40 p.m.
Arrive Chicago 4th (Jay, 9:80 p.m.
Arrive Toronto 6th (lay, ���-':�����"> p.m.
Arrive Montreal 5th day, 6:80 p m.
Arrive New  York 6th day, 8:66 p,m
Owned and operated by the Company,
leave for the east as follows:
From Dunmore Junction daily for St. Paul.
From Kootenay Landing Tuesday and Saturday for Toronto, Montreal and all other
eastern points.
Further information as to why the C. P. It.
is  the"  most desirable route can he had on
application to
A.   H.   LEWIS,
Agent. Sandon
J, S. Carter        B. J. Coyle,
1)  1*. A. ^' ��** * ���     '
Nelson, B. C. Vancouver, B.C.
A Table that is Replete with the
Choicest Seasonable Viands,
j&jj Rooms: Large, Airy and
Special Attention to
the   Mining   Trade.
ronroTroTVYTnrbnrb'y^^ tottto v&'r&^rb'rb* oTmnnrff "BTiro* *
The Only  All-Night Restaurant  in  the
Slocan Division.
Under capable management
Will be open day and nigl^    Meals on the
Short Order and American Plan.
....MEAL   TICKETS,   $5.00...
The    Best    Short    Order   House   in   the   City
G. H. MURHARD, Proprietor
The Newmarket Hotel
The only up'ttvdate Summer
Resort in the Slocan. "% ��% "*
.    -    -    Proprietor,
Henry Stegc
Christmas Smokers' Supplies
WILLIAMSON'S. tbe papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Becember 13
Tlie city council met last Monday
night. Present, aldermen Gomm,
Brown, Walmsley and Cameron.
A communication was read from W.
MacAdams, president of the Sandon
Progressive Club, asking permission to
use the council chamber as a place of
meeting when not interfering with the
Moved and seconded that same be
favorably received and filed.
A report of the chief of police was re'
ferred back with instructions to make a
detailed statement of the amount
The report of the finance committee
was received and adopted and thc following accounts recommended for
pavment :
G. Waite, November.$ioo oo
C. E. L>ons, November   60 00
     160 00
B. C. Gazette  2 5��
A. Osborne  5 ����
Paystreak  22 4��
D.J. Robertson & Co  15 00
C. E. Lyons  10 52
Canadian Bank of Commerce,
interest on debentures  450 00
F.J. Donaldson  2 00
Jalland   Bros  25 20
H.  Bvers&Co  60
Miners'   Hospital   (allowance
for nine months)  150 00
E. M. Sandilands  64 08
H. Nash  10 00
J. Buckley, rent of lent for hre
apparatus  37 ����
School  accounts  102 50
Tctal $1056 80
A bill from the Miners' hospital for
the rare of D. M. Davis was referred to
a committee composed of Brown,
Cameron and Walmsley.
The tax of E. M. Sandilands to thc
amount-of $5.93 was remitted on account of an error of assessment.
The time for payment of taxes in
which tlie rebate may be secured was
extended to December 3.131,
Jack Dempsey has recovered from his
recent illness.
Percy W. Johnston has moved his
base of operations to Sandon once
S. C. Jackson left Monday to spend
the winter visiting friends and relatives
at WooJstock, N. B.
Sheriff Tuck visited Sandon Thursday and attached the Pitts building for
costs arising out of the lawsuit of two
years ago in which J. M. Harris took
action as a ratepayer to have the building moved off the street.
The annual' New Year's dance of the
Halcyon Hot Springs Sanitarium will
be held on New Year's eve, December
31. Hotel accommodation from Wednesday to Monday, including baths,
dance and supper, $10 each person.
Be sure to have a gift for your best
friend on the Christmas tree at the
Miners' Union hall, Tuesday, December
23rd. Gifts should be well wrapped
and addressed and delivered at the hall
any time during the day, the 23rd.
The population of Sandon wm increased by one this week. A baby boy-
arrived in the Pound family.
Dainty May Sargent company in
"Other People's Money" at the auditorium Wednesday night was well attended. Those who paid their way and
those who went in on other people's
money enjoyed themselves hugely.
The anniversary services of the
Methodist church will be held on Sunday, December 14. Rev. S.J.Thompson of Cranbrook will preach at 11 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Special music for the
day by choir. On Monday evening the
ladies of the church will serve an anniversary' dinner in the basement from 6
to 8 p.m. Come in and get your dinner.    It will only cost you 50 cents.
The term during which tax payers
may get the benefit of the rebate has
been extended front December ist to
December 31st by the city council.
All who owe taxes to the city will do
well to cash up before that date and
secure the discount. After New Years
delinquents will be charged six per
cent interest.
The municipal voters' lists which will
be used at the civic election on January
8th are now being made up and will he
closed on January 31st. According to
the new regulations householders and
holders of traders' licenses are required
to make affidavit of eligibility. Forms
for the purpose may be secured at the
city clerk's office.
The Progressive Meeting.
Every member of the Sandon Progressive Club and everyone in sympathy
with the Progressive party is requested
to be present at the meeting in the city
hall on Thursday evening next, the i8lh
at 8 o'clock. Business of importance
will come up for consideration.
Potoder, Fuse
Groceries, General
Mine Supplies
The Largest Stock in
the Slocan
Discount for Car Lots
or any Heaou Order.
Winter Underclothing
To shield your limbs from Thula's wintry
blasts. All sizes, and Prices, but only one
Quality ; the Best.
Rubbers .. ..
Overshoes, German Socks, Clothed Topped
Rubbers,   Gum   Boots    for    Miners,   and"
numerous other kinds of Footwear.
Skates is made for men, not beasts, although some
men is beasts when they gets a skate on. Women also
wear skates on ther feat, an sum times ther feat fly from in
under them an ther skates is temporarly wher ther hed ot to
be. But these women is poor skaters, whos erlv educasun
has been neglected, or they was born in Oregon. Juvenils
also wers skates. As the poets calls him, "the ubiquitos
small boy" doih invaribly apear on yur rite-of-wav just erlv
enuf to transmogrify a graseful swing into a strenuus panorama of legs an arms, shoking to yur best girl an condusive
of horrible language as regards the small boy.
Skates is not all the same. Some is made in Walker-
ville and others is sold on the installment plan. Hut the
best skates on erth is the hockev skates sold at the
The Hunter-Kendrick Company, Limited
p. Burns <�� Co.
Fresh Salted and Smoked Fish
Just Receioed
No further shortage.   Regular consign1
ments imported daily from Nebraska.
Sausage   of   all   kinds    made    Fresh
every day of the week.
....        :': Tim in 1 immiMim0mMl0l0099mM


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