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Array THE
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PAYSTREAK.
Book 6
Sandon, Bpril 26, 1902
Chapter 31
Zocal Concentrates.
Dave Leilch is now locat.ee at Libby,
���ontanna.
[This is the house-cleaning and yard-
aning season.
[F. L. Christie spent several days in
islo this week.
JMrs. James Vallance is visiting
lends in Nelson.
[The Kaslo celebration of the 24th
ill break all previous records.
[The Nelson Daily News has appeared
sale on the streets of Sandon.
I. M. Sandilands is having a one-
rse stable built on the rear of his lot.
I'illiam Bennett returned Wednesday
���ning from a trip to the Crow's Nest
intry.
J. Hickey returned on Tuesday
��m a trip lo Vancouver, Victoria and
tattle.
[Charlie Hunter came in Tuesday and
$nt a few days at the Sandon branch
Hunter-Kendricks.
| George B. Macdonald returned from
battle Wednesday. Mrs. Macdonald
^m.lined in Seattle visiting friends.
Dr. A. Milloy will visit the Slogan
iring the first two weeks of May to
lieve humanity of defective molars.
Frank Lowes left on Wednesday for
licago and Arkansas Hot Springs.
le will spend several months in the
>uth.
Oscar V. White returned on Wed-
esd.iy from a trip to Victoria and Spo-
\m% and left again Thursday for Van-
>uver.
Willie Richards returned  from Spo-
jan Tuesday.    Mrs. Richards remained
United  States to visit relatives in
laho.
St. Elmo Davis left for the South on
fues.lay. He intends to spend a few
tooths in Virginia visiting at the old
jomestead.
Mrs. Thomas Duffy and Miss Ander-
in left on Tuesday for Grand Forks to
fcome residents of the Boundary
peti opolis.
Joe Turner, trainman on the K. & S.
tpress, fell off the tender at the Payne
luff on Wednesday and fractured his
boulder bone.
Walmsley  & McLeod are   altering
le Kootenay Hotel so as to present an
jtrtistic front to Main street.    Folliott
McMillan have the contract
F. J. Donaldson has what the ball
Mayers call "a bum mitt." He cut his
land badly with a bottle while working
his dispensary the other day.
Charlie French Is making his head-
ters  at  Blairmore,   Aiberta,   and
sms   somewhat    excited   about   the
flowing possibilities of the coal camps.
There   was a meeting   of the city
council  on Monday evening at which
so business was done except to instruct
|he city clerk to bring down the assess-
lent roll.
Placards advertising for recruits for
South  Africa conspicuously adorn the
public places of the  town      Captain
lacdonnell   is   acting   as   recruiting
Ifficer in Nelson.    *
The city council is now short two
aldermen, Thomas Duffy who has removed to Grand Forks and Ernest
Stein who has taken up his residence
Portland, Oregon.
Robert Mooney, who was brakeman
on the K. & S. for several years, but is
now with the C. P. R., was in town on
a visit yesterday. He is brakeing on
freight out of Trail.
The Nelson city council is taking
action to curtail the number of Chinese
laundries in that city. Chinatown in
Nelson is so unsanitary as to be a
menace to the health of the city.
A Osborne is branching out into the
coal business, and will handle the Leth-
bridge product. Folliott & McMillan
completed a coal shed for him this
week, on the C. P. R. right-of-way,
which he will stock with coal so as to
keep a constant supply on hand.
Construction on the flume will probably be completed this evening. A
slight delay was caused by some of the
material failing to arrive on time. The
city now has a substantial flume, which
will protect real estate owners from
damage by high water.
The Byron N. White Company has
done considerable preliminary surveying this week on the site of their proposed electric plant at Box Canyon.
The water will be taken from the head
ofthe canyon and carried along the
south side of Carpenter creek for a
mile and a quarter, giving a 250-foot
head.
B Correction.
MR. GRIMMETT EXPLAINS A
MATTER RELATING TO THE
WATER & LIGHT QUESTION.
dtp Stakes Water.
TO   SUPPLY   SANDON   WITH   A
MUNICIPAL PLANT.
The first step to furnish Sandon with
a municipal water works was taken
yesterday, when the creek at the K. &
S. Bridge No. 32 and a part of Sandon
Creek was staked for the corporation.
Application will be made to the government to have the water awarded to the
city, following which action will be
taken to install an up-to-date municipal plant sufficient to supply all the
requirements, both   for  fire  protection
and domestic purposes.
 ���	
the&ewitt is a mine.
Recent developments on the Hewitt,
Four Mile, proves that property to be
one of the bonanzas of the Slocan.
The whole face of the drift is in ore and
a two-foot streak of galena has come in,
running high in silver. This discovery
of galena was unexpected, as the upper
levels are dry ore only, but in the lower
level the wet ore shows up lying right
in the dry ore.
The Four Mile road is not yet in condition for hauling ore, but as soon as it
is a full force will be put on and some
heavy shipping done. It is reported
that an ariel tram from the mine to
Silverton, four miles long, will be put
in this summer. A tram is already being used from the mine to the wagon
road on the Galena flat.
(To the Editor of The Paystreak.)
Dear Sir :
In your issue of the 19th appears
the following, being a portion of an
editorial on civic matters :
"The city owed the Sandon Water
&Light Co. considerable money^on unpaid accounts before the fire and J. M.
Harris offered to accept tax receipts for
all he owed on real estate previous to
the fire in exchange for a clear receipt
for all the city owed him. The contract was a side issue of the swap.
This proposition was accepted by the
council and M. L. Grimmett was instructed to make oul the necessary
papers, which he failed to do, and the
agreement consequently was never
signed, the city thereby losing an excellent opportunity to settle the matter
up."
You have evidently been misinformed
as the statement that "M. L. Grimmett
was instructed to make out the papers,
which he failed to do" is absolutely incorrect. Shortly, the facts are as follows : On the 28th of December, 1900,
Messrs. Atherton, Hunter and the
writer were appointed a committee to
wait on Mr. Harris to endeavor to
make a settlement of the waler and
lax matters up to the time of the fire.
The committee had a long interview
with Mr. Harris and duly reported the
result ofthe same to the council. The
council took no action in the matter and
no arrangement was effected between
the latter and Mr. Harris and the
Sandon Waterworks & Light Company.
I was never instructed to prepare any
papers for the simple reason that no
settlement was effected. An examination ofthe minutes of the council will
show lhat my statement of the case is
correct. I will be obliged if you will
publish this letter, as it would appear
from your article that thru my negligence "the agreement consequently
was never signed, the city thereby
losing an excellent opportunity to settle
the matter up."
Yours truly
M. L. Grimmett.
[This statement of Mr. Grimmett's
places this matter in a different light
both as to facts and dates. As his explanation agrees with the records, such
as they are, of the council proceedings
at.that time, we take it that we were
out on a limb in saddling the city
solicitor with the responsibility.]
mining Float.
Silver, 51 #
Lead, ��u, 15s.
John McPhee, formerly ofthe Enterprise on Ten Mile, has been appointed
manager of the American Boy.
It is reported lhat Jack Whittier will
return to the Slocan this summer to
work the Mountain Con.
The Miner Boy property at Bear
Lake, which belongs to Adams Bros.
& Schonberger of Kaslo, will be worked
this summer.
It is reported in Nelson that the Hall
Mines is to be closed down, as there is
not ore enuf in sight to keep the property on the shipping list.
P. G. Johnston returned on Tuesday
from Slocan Junction, where he has
been doing some prospecting work on
his mining claims. He is enthusiastic
about the prospects.
It is reported in Silverton that Mc-
Cuaig, Rykert & Co. h ive secured
possession of the Noonday and intend
to open it and the Galena Farm prop-
ties this summer. Carl Hand, formerly
of the Payne is spoken of as manager
and a concentrator is included in the
plans.
A statement made in these colums
some three weeks ago to the effect that
Chas. H. Sandiford and W. I. Sandiford had been discharged from the
management of the Bosun, we find on
further investigation to be incorrect.
We publish this in order to counteract
any injury that may have been done
the gentlemen thereby.
There is a report in the Vancouver
papers that Chris Foley is to leave Rossland and go to the coast to live.
nock Slide that Obstructed
traffic.
Some K. & S. section men working
near McGuigan put in a few shots on
Tuesday to bring down some loose rock*
from the face of the bluff, but the blast
started several thousand tons of the
formation, which came down and covered the I rack, stopping traffic. The
way was cleared by Wednesday evening and a locomotive sent to the Sandon end of the road. A gang is now
busily engaged trimming off the face of
the cliff and making the road safe for
traffic. In the meantime mail and
paesengers are transferred from the
Kaslo train, which runs up to the slide
to the Sandon train which meets it
there.    No freight is being moved.
Ben Lawson and Charley Hansen of
the Union Hotel have dissolved partnership. Ben will continue the business, and Charley will take a trip thru
the Northwest looking for a better
field.
Last night was the occasion of the
I. O.O. F. ball, one of the leading
society events of the season. As we
went to press early we are unable to
give a description of the costumes.
F. C. Sewell has taken a clerical
position in the office of   F. L. Christie.
The curling season is over. the papstreak, Sandon, B. C Bpril 26
map Bond the Blue Bird.
SPOKAN COMPANY BEING FORMED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
(Spokesman->Review.)
The meeting of the stockholders of
the Blue Bird Mining company, held
at the office of F. K. McBroom in the
Empire State building yesterday afternoon, was adjourned to Monday, May
5th. The meeting was called to consider an offer from a number of Spokan
men lo bond the property which is
located in the Slocan district.
It is on** of the first claims discovered
and locuieu in uie SJOCSJfr'-'tiiAirict.    It
adjoins the Reco and the Goodenough
claims.    About a year ago it was bonded  to  Scott  McDonald,  whose death
occurred three weeks later.    Since then
the properly has remained idle.    Prior
to the  bonding of the  property  to Mr.
McDonald it was operated by lhe Blue
Bird company  of Spokan, the principle
stockholders of which  are F.  K. and
J. H. Mc Broom, D. C. Corbin, George
Potter and W. S.   Norman,   all of Spokan,   and J. M.   Montgomery  of New
York.    Mr.   Montgomery is president;
D. C.   Corbin,  vice president,   and VV.
S. Norman,   secretary of the company.
About $50,000  worth  of ore  has been
taken  from  the  claim.    It is a silver-
lead property.
See onr50c Shirts.   The best
value ever offered.
E. R. ATHERTON CO.
The   Klondike   cleanup this   spring
will aggregate $30,000,000.
Booze, the red light and the green
cloth found two more victims on the
Hot Air Line. .N. E. Birbeck an J VV.
C. Haywood falsified the books ofthe
construction comyany and stole $6,ooo,
which they blew in around Grand
Forks. They are now in United
States; permanent address unknown.
All the old reliable spring remedies
for that tired feeling can be found at
the liquid refreshment dispensary of the
Koolenay Hotel.
Notice to Contractors.
NEW DENVER SCHOOL HOUSE.
SEALED TENDERS, indorsed "Tender for
School-House," will lie received by the un-
dentiffned up to noon of Friday, the !��th of
May, l!Htt, for tlie erection and completion of
a school-house at New Denver, B.C.
Plans, specifications, forms of tender and
contract mav lie seen on and after the 2Mb
April, 15)02, at the Land.* and Works OHice.
Victoria, and at the Mining Recorder's ottice.
New Denver.
7>*t*t6S*Miill-��At ]<r> considered nnless made
upon the printed forms supplied for the purpose, and the agreement to execute a Imnd,
appended to the form of tender, is duly signed
by the contractor himself and two other responsible residents of the Province in the
penai sum of | SOU, for the faithful performance
of the work.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
W. S. GORE.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C. S2nd April, l'.Mtt.
E. A. BROWN, M. E.
Underground Surveys
and Examinations, Development and Assessment Work. Surveys
and Estimates made for
Tramways.
SANDON     -   -   -    B. C.
WANTED.
Five hundred dollars worth of
city time checks. We will give
10 per cent, premium on the
above on any goods in our store.
Don't take a discount on your
checks when we pay a premium.
E. R. ATHERTON CO.
DENTISTRY.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
DELORAINE 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. BfiO&iS, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for
���he purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the atiove claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must lie commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
E. M. SANDILANDS.
Dutel this 12th day of April, 11X>2.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
BLACK   HAWK   FRACTION   AND FRANK
FRACTIONAL MINKRAL 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. B38747, 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,
&.gent.
Dated this 1st day of March, A. I). V.m.
M. L. Grimmett*
L. L. B.,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR.
NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.
B. C.
SANDON,
Established 18M,
E. Ml. SANDILANDS.
Sandon, B. G.
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mining
Broker.
Mining Stocks bought and Mild. General 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 Open up Mining Properties by
Contract or Salary.   Twenty Years'
Experience.
F. L. Christie,
L. L. B.,
NOTARY PUBLIC, BARRISTER,
SOLICITOR, ETC.
ATHERTON BLOCK
SANDON
I will be at the Reco Hotel
Sandon, during the first fctoo
toeehs in Mag.
v    NOTICE
TO   DELINQUENT    CO-OWNERS   OF   THE
SILVER CHORD MINERAL CLAIM.
To J. R. Cameron and A. R. Porter or any
person or pel 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 be 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 frcm the date
of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute
NOTICE is hereby given that the partner- J your proportion of such expenditure, together
ship heretofore existing between Hansen & I with all costs of advertising, your interest' in
Lawson, carrying on business at the Union said claim will become the property of tlie
Hotel has been disolved. All bills due to the subscriber under Section 4 of an Act entitled
said firm must be paid forthwith to Benjaman "An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, 11HW."
Lawson, who will continue the business. VOLNEY D. WILLI ". MSoN,
BENJAMAN LAWSON. J. D. FARRELL.
CHARLES HANSEN. [PHILIP J. HICKEY, Agent.l
Dated at Sandon this 26th day of April, 1902,       Dated this 18th Day of January, V.m.
Dr. A. Milloy.
Dissolution of Partnership.
Sandon Cartage Co,
WALMSLEY & McPHERSON
Express, Baggage,
and Callage.
Delivery to all   Parts of the City.
Sandon Miners'
Hospital
Subscribers, $1 per month ; Privatt'
patients, $2 per day, exclusive of
Expense of Physician or Surgeon
and Drugs.
Open To The Public.
DR. W. E. GOMM.   Attendant Physician.
Mlfts S. L. CHISHOLM, Matron.
.1. H. M<<NK1LL, Prfls. Hospital Board.
ANTHONY SHILLANI), Secretary.
SILVER CITY LODGE NO. 39.
I. O: O. F.
Meetings in the Union Hail every Friday
Evening1 at 7:30. Visiting Brethern coidially
invited to attend,.
JAS H. THOMPSON, N. O.
J. E. LOVERIWG, A..). BECKER
Secretary '    Vice Grand.
A. F. & A. TVL
ALTA LODGE NO. 29.
Regular Communication held first Thurt
day in each month in Masonic Hall at 8 r. M
Sojourning brethern are cordially invited to
attend,
JAMES M. BARTON, Sooretary.
GOLDFEET
Can be Effectually Pre/
vented by Wearing a pair
of Custom Made Snoes.
Manufactured in the shop of
LOUIS HUPPERTEN.
REPAIRING A SPECIALITY.
ANADIAN,
> PACIFIC 1\K
WORLD'S SENIC ROUTI:.
DIRECT LINE        LOWEST RATES
EAST WEST
Winnipeg Vancouver
Toronto
Olt a \va
Montreal
New York
Victoria
Seattle
Poll 1.11! J
San Francisco
VIA SOO LINE.
8l Paul, Chicago and all United Stales
Points.
TOURIST SLEEPING  SERVICE.
Leave
���ridiiy
I and
EAST:    Leave Dunmore daily.
Kootenay Landing Tuesday nnd I
for St.  Paul,  Toronto,   Montrea
Boston.
WEST:    Leave   Revelstoke   daily ��',r
Vancouver, Seattle and Coast Points.
HOME SEEKERS.
Excursion Tickets on Sale Westbound,
,    March ist to April 30.
��� Through booking to Europe via a
Atlantic L'nes, Prepaid tickets from a
points at lowest rates.
R. B. McGiiminon.
Agent. Sandon
J. 8. Carter K. J. Coyle
D.P.A. A.G.P.A.,
Nelson* B.C.    ��� Vancouver, B. !
the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Bprtl 26.
fflle ate Stoing tf)e ^Business
" Y ^ ���	
Z)o 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
tbis camp. Our stock of Serges and Tweeds for the spring trade i s complete
Me Guarantee Satisfaction.   Our prices are Wight
 . A	
$. Ifc �� 2). Cameron,
fl&ercftant
bailors.
Socialism.
An old country writer has said that a
jreat   deal  of the  existing   prejudice
igainst socialism arises from  the want
if a clear definition  of it.    There  are
|wo  socialisms, one of which  aims at
state  control of production  and   distri-
)ution and the other which aims at the
ibolition of the state  itself and   the establishment   of   communism.    A   centralized  system  of beaurcratic  control
|.-> naturally  dreaded  by  thinkers like
lerbert  Spencer,   who  says   that   the
''Advent of socialism  will be the great-
;st disaster the world has e.er known,"
id that it will end in military despotism,
^he   socialism     which   horrifies    Mr.
Spencer is no doubt the Marxian   form
)f it based upon pure materialism, and
io be  brot  about,  according to   Marx
pimself,   by revolution.    But   the  fact
that the tides  of man's affaii s  are controlled by  other economic  forces  must
lot be discarded. Religion for instance,
Is an independent force and not, as the
Marxians contend a product of economic
renditions.    He governs best who governs least, and  sane socialism  aims at
[gradually   bringing   about a  state  of
[society in which the state  would exer-
[cise  as  little  control  as  possible  and
really  represent  a  federation  of com-
(munes, each managing its own affairs.
Under such  a system  land and  tools
would go to those best able to use them,
land individual liberty would be secured
not imperilled.    Both  the state socialists and the  communist  socialists  are
agreed  that   rent,  interest and  profit
should go to the community and not to
individuals;  and the problem   we have
; to solve  is in what  way can  we  best
get rid of these monopolies by which a
(few  individuals   enrich   themselves at
the expense of the many.    The government scandals occuring almost  every
i day are not calculated to inspire pub-
THE FILBERT HOTEL
Neat, Clean and Comfortable Rooms.
Accomodations Unexcelled.
P. H. MURPHY    -
Wines, Liquors and Cigars, the
Best that Moneu can Buu.
0
PROPRIETOR
lie confidence in beaurocratic government. On the other hand, worse scandals are created under the capitalistic
system, which moreover tends to make
the worker a slave in all but name. Under efficient communism, or the co-operative commonwealth the worker would
enjoy greater freedom than under present conditions, where he is only free to
choose between the alternatives of
accepting the monopolists' terms or
starving. We do not share Mr. Herbert Spencer's fear that even under
state socialism, military despotism
would be established. The socialist or
reform party all the world over is the
peace party, or rather should be. There
is therefore, no reason why ihe tnde-
pendei.t labor parly, socialists, single-
taxers and ot tiers, should not co-operate, as all for the most part are agreed
upon an extended application of the
principle of municipal socialism. In
what direction has advanced thot travelled towards civil or religious freedom,
where socialism is not prepared to go
still further? As for military despotism,
have we not already got that under
capitalism ?
judgment in the Berlin vs.
Ibarris Case.
Rev.  W. H.   Robb left on Tuesday
morning   for   the  Boundary   country,
where he will be one of the contracting
parties in a very interesting ceremony.
He is to be married in Cascade on
Wednesday next.
(Nelson News, April 22nd.)
McDonald & Johnson yesterday, as
solicitors for the plaintiff, received intimation th it a judgment had been
handed down in favor of their client in
the case of Harris vs. Kerlin which involved the ownership of the greater
part of the present city of Sandon.
This action was tried at Nelson in
October of 1900, and it is only now
that judgment has been rendered. J.
M. Harris laid out the townsite of Sandon on the Louden Mineral claim, to
which he had a crown grant. The defendant contended that, as a squatter,
he had as good a right to the land as
had the owner of the crown grant on
the mineral claim Tho this case has
been before the courts for so long a
time it has not interfered with the
transfers of property, as the land registry office has recognized the titles given
by Mr. Harris, tho it has prevented
those who have bot from him from obtaining loans on their lots.
Everything from the amber fluid that
made Milwaukee famous to Extra Dry
at The Kootenay.
A Whole Line of Fine Footwear
going  at  prices    nevor    before
equalled in the city. r
B. R. ATHERTON CO.
filbert Cafe,
American
and
European
plan.
V
Btnner from 12 to 8.
Gust. Almgren, Qbe pagettxak, Sandon, X. C, Sprtl 26.
The Paystreak.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White
Metal Camp on Earth.
Operated in the interests of the Editor,
Subscription   -   -   -   -   $2.00 a year
Strictly in advance.
Specimens Shipped on Suspicion.
the government. Thus do we find the
richest region between the rising and
setting sun pillaged, besmirched and
despoiled by men who should never
have been raised from the discard of
obscurity. And this is a business
government! Dear God, but what a
travesty !
William MacApams,    -   Publisher and Proprietor.
SANDON, APRIL 26, igo2.
Two and a half million is the estimated cost of  running   British   Columbia's machinery   of administration
for another year.    Half a   million  of
this goes to pay interest on losses piled
up in former   years.    A  million   and
three-quarters was the   loss  last year.
A quarter of a million,   the estimates
say, will cover the loss  this year ; but
the   estimates   usually   lie   about the
deficit.    The province is five million in
debt and has  positively nothing for its
money except an insane  asylum, a jail
and a picturesque legislative building,
all of which   are over-crowded.    This
is'the financial statement of a province
with   a   business government.     And
what are they doing   to   improve   it ?
Hundreds of   thousands   of acres  of
wild  lands,   in   the  hands of favored
speculators, lie  practically   unassessed
while honest improvement   is  taxed at
every   turn.     Mines  that   work   pay
taxes ; mines that are silent pay none.
The  prospector   who   toils   thru   the
trackless wilderness blazing trails and
laying the foundations  of an   empire,
pays a Free  Miner's   License   for the
privilege   of   being    a   pioneer ;    the
Mongolian  parasite   of   Comox, Van
Anda or Cariboo who starves the white
miner out of the  country pays never a
cent.    Railroads   already  bonused  to
the point of madness, pay no land tax,
improvement tax or royalties and not a
franchise  in  the  province is assessed.
Dunsmuir    himself   refuses    to   pay
his timber   dues.      The   big   grafter
avoids the tax gatherer, but  the legitimate capitalist is soaked, cinched  and
salavated.    Boodlers, charter-mongers
and bonus-hunters infest the legislative
lobbies.    Departments are bungled by
incompetents.    Appropriations are disbursed   by   a   family   compact.    The
judiciary is no object lesson of sobriety
and litigation is slower than the second
coming.    Cannery,   railway   and coal
mining corporations control the actions
of our legislators and greed guides the
government.    Private graft is the main
consideration   on   both   sides  of  the
house ;    public   good   is   lost   in the
shuffle.    Merely the difference between
a desire for office  and a  possession of
office distinguishes the opposition from
To protect the nickle industry of
Sudbury from the ravages of American
invasion John Charlton proposes to
put an export duty on matte and thereby force refining in Canada. If such
agricultural legislaiors as John would
remove the Dominion and Provincial
restrictions which now lock New Ontario up and throw that vast and
wealthy region open to the prospector,
all the legal tender in the United
States could neither buy nor corner the
mines of Algoma, and the biggest
smelters and refineries on earth would
soon be smoking in Sudbnrv and Sault
Ste. Marie.
It is not the limited, artificial prosperity which a tariff can produce that
Ontario requires to build up her mining industry. It is the broad, sound,
wide-open, free land, free trade policy
which invites everybody in, erects no
barriers, places no restrictions, and
offers an opening for the investment of
every dollar by awarding the resources
of the country to only those who will
work them. Options, concessions,
privileges, land grants, monopolies and
tariffs will keep New Ontario a wilderness for years and years to come.
Free trade, single tax and government
ownership of railroads, smelters and refineries would make New Ontario the
busiest mining camp that this old
world or any other world has ever
known. Any move tending that way
is progressive. Any move tending the
other way is retrogressive. Honorable
John Charlton is on   the   wrong tack.
A corporation   with $4,000,000
capital and  a nice New  Jersey charter
is to take over the salmon canneries of
B. C. and  form a trust.    Dan  Munn
is promoter  and if he puts the propo.
sition  thru  successfully  will  make a
clean,   cool   million  out  of the deal.
This is the same Dan Munn who acted
on the Chinese  commission in the interests   of the   employers   of Asiatic
labor and endeavored to prove that the
canners and others could not afford to
pay a white man's  wage.    Munn was
undoubtedly correct in his contention ;
that is, judging from his point of view.
If the   canneries   paid   fair  wages it
would never have been possible for him
to  make   $1,000,000   promoting   the
trust.
At Centreville, California, last
week the congregation of the Methodist church had a free-for-all fight about
Jonah and the whale. It seems that
some people in that southern city still
cling to the orthodox belief that the
whale swallowed Jonah, and they destroyed a large percentage of the
church furniture endeavoring to prove
it to their co-religionists. Six of them
were taken to gaol and several more to
the hospital, but it is not related that
any conclusive evidence was furnished
as to whether Jonah swallowed the
whale or the whale swallowed Jonah.
It must be admitted, however, that
unless Jonah was a much more mild-
mannered man than the deacons and
deaconesses of Centreville the whale
must have surely had a frightful
stomach ache.
Toronto people always- like to
have the worst of it handed to them in
large chunks. They have been roped
in on every real estate boom from
Winnipeg since, and only a few years
airo thev were artistically taken into
camp bv the Rossland wild-cat boom-
ers. Then thev went against the Cali-
fornia oil boom and got landed hard.
Now they have an industrial and railway stock boom all of their own
which is rapidly reaching the bursting
point. Roulette and faro are not considered fashionable in the gambling
circles of Toronto, but they will get
their money down like a Rube al a
county fair when it comes to a stock
boom.
Such true and consistent friends ot
honest government as the Vancouver
World are giving the Progressives
gratuitous advice on how to conduct
their party's affairs. That will bo all
right, Mr. World Man. Of course wo
appreciate the paraded affection and
esteem with which you regard the
party you work so vigorously to defeat.
But you will have to prove your own
prestiage by electing a man or two ot
the other party before we can admit
your worth as a counselor for ours.
Up to the hour of going to press the
World has been a hoodoo.
TEDDY Rooseveldt has taken a
contract to regulate the meat trust.
He proposes to investigate the industry
and force the packers to do the square
thing. That such dear little infant in-
dsutries should be ruthlessly forcedtoact
honestly is treason to the Republican
party sufficient to make the shade or
William McKinley convulsive with
lamentations.
The regular daily report oi De-
wett's capture has been substituted by
a semi-weekly service relating that the
Boers have surrendered. the Papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Bpril 26.
"What sort of utensils are those
jackpots, anyway," an eastern correspondent asks, "and where is the
difficulty in getting them open ?"
The best rule for opening is to
catch something heavy in your hand
and then stack up beans to the size of
the pot. That will crack them every
time, but some yahoo may back in on
a four flush and tighten, which usually
occasions an outpouring of pure unadulterated brimstone is one of
the most conspicuous bye-products.
There are no reliable rules for opening
in the Ladies Home Journal. Jackpots are frequently used when the
game is cooked. If there is a cold-
deck planted and it can be raised in a
jackpot, suckers can be done to a
brown turn. When you make a call
on three ladies or can see thirty miles
the jackpot is usually yours.
The socialists of Belgium have
Europe trembling. They want manhood sufferage, with one vote to each
man. This constitutes the sum of
their immediate demands, but the class
consciousness which prompts the proletariat to demand and the aristocracy
to refuse, threatens to upset the whole
scheme of government and shake the
social fabric to its foundation. By refusing the franchise the Belgian government will invite  revolution and the
commune ; by granting it they place
the government in the hands of the
masses, who will overthrow capitalism
and set up socialism.
The mere fact that a large section
ofthe face of the Big Canyon fell off
and dropped a few hundred feet onto
the K. & S. track should not alarm
tourists who contemplate visiting the
Silvery Slocan. Such incidents add
considerably to the excitement of travel
in the mountains. Think how en-
chantingly romantic it would be to become the victim of a trainwreck where
the cars would fall off the Payne bluff
and light in the suburbs of Three
Forks eleven hundred feet below.
If the report is true that J. J.
Hill has acquired control of the Granby
Consolidated Jim pretty nearly holds
the top hand. He already controls
the coal fields at one end and the railroad between. Now if he has the
mines and smelters at the other end he
has pretty much the whole thing.
Tom Shaughnessy must be a somnambulist.
upg
Lead in London is again on the
rade. It is not ascending rapidly,
but it is headed in the right direction.
Another few shillings, and there will be
enuf to satisfy the C. P. R.    Then all
the raise goes to the mine owner, providing the smelter don't back in on
them. ,
Francis J. Dean has taken over
the Nelson Miner plant and the Tribune machines, and now publishes the
Daily News. Dean handicaps himself
in the startout with a name that lacked
originality a thousand years ago, but
otherwise he starts about even and
may be able to keep even.
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Colonel Prior, our minister of
mines, recognizes that the two per
cent tax is wrong, but does not know
how to right it. Here is a pointer,
Colonel. Study Henry George. Lift
the tax from industry and-place it on
privilege.
The railroaders along the main
line ofthe C. P. R. who defeated Chris
Foley at the last Dominion election
are with the Progressives now. Anyone who undertakes to oppose them in
the next campaign may help himself
to a bundle of condolences.
Harry Helmcken shows signs of
weakening and may go over to the
Dunsmuir party. A small bunch of
secessionists such as he might make
the Canada Northern proposition possible.
ALBERT  DAVID
THE MINERS' TAILOR.
- HARDWARE
The Pioneer and Leading Tailoring
Establishment of the Slocan.
Always Carries a Complete Stock of
Imported Suitings and Pantings
CAPS
Matorial,   Fit and Workmanship
Fully Guaranteed.
PATRONIZE UNION LABOR.      PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY.
ALWAY5 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 Zinc of Furnishings Carried at Both Stores.
FUSE
STEEL
ORE CARS
POWDER
TRACK IRON
Mill, Mine and Blacksmith's Supplies of Every Description.
H. BYERS <3c CO.
SANDON      KASLO     NELSON the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Bpril 26.
Bargains
Bargains
Our Oreat discount Sale Still
Continues.
20 jper Cent off (Bents' furnishings
Now that it is getting late in the month
and our discount only
holds good until May
1st those who wish to
purchase ��oods, below
cost had better
Come this Map at Once.
Wress Shivts, Ibats and Caps
are 6oing fast.
See our Window of Shifts at
Discount prices.
Our (Brocerp
Stock
I lave you tried
any of our Digging Boots. They
are dandies.
Is A. No. 1 and
complete in every
particular. Can
guarantee a com-
petative price.
flftacdonald <�� IRoss.
nr^T
��� ..... the papstreak, Sandon, B. C, Bpril 26
the Baps (Bone Bp.
\ the days gone by!    Oh the days
gone by!
apples   in  the   orchard  and   the
pathway in the rye;
|e   chirrup of the   robin,   and   the
whistle ofthe quail,
he piped across the  meadow sweet
as any nightingale;
|jen   the   bloom was on the clover,
and the blue was in the sky,
Id  my happy  heart brimmed over���
in the days gone by.
the days  gone by, when  my naked
feet were tripped
the honeysuckle tangles where the
water-lillies dipped,
^d the  ripples of tl<�� river  lipped the
moss along the brink,
here the  placid-eyed and   lazy-footed
cattle came to drink,
the tilting  snipe stood   fearless of
the truants wayward cry,
[d  the  splashing of the  swimmer���
in the days gone by.
i, the days  gone by!    Oh, the  days
gone by!
le  music  of the  laughing   lip,   the
lustre ofthe eye;
jle  childish faith in fairies  and Aladdin's magic ring���
|e simple,   soul-reposing,   ^lad belief
in everything,
)r   life   was   like a   story,   holding
neither sob nor sigh,
the  golden, olden   glory of the days
gone by.
���James Whitcombe Riley.
The Denver.
MAURIEN & MAGLIO.
Cody Ave. Sandon
Comfortable Rooms
Reasonable Rates
Served hint Wght.
(Bohcaygeoo Independent.)
[A man was   too stingy   to pay  for a
;v\spaper and, as  he   could   not  get
Jong without it, he sent   his  little boy
borrow the copy taken  by his neigh-
)r.    In his haste the   boy   ran  over a
stand of bees, and   in   ten   minutes
oked like a  warty   summer   squash.
jtits cries reached his   father, who  ran
his assistance and,   failing  to notice
[barbed wire fence, ran into it, break-
ig it down, cutting  a handful of flesh
rom his   anatomy   and   ruining  a $4
lir of pants.
The cow took advantage  of the gap
the fence and got into the corn field
Miere she killed  herself eating green
jprn.    Hearing  the  racket,   the   wife
in, upsetting a  four-gallon churn into
basket of kittens, drowning the whole
lock.    In the hurry  she  dropped a $7
;t of false teeth.    The baby, being left
Llone, crawled thru   the  spilled  cream
knd into the  parlor,   ruining a  brand
lew $20 carpet.    During   the  excitement' the   oldest   daughter ran away
yith the hired man ; the dog broke up
leven setting hens, and the calves got
jut and chewed the  tails  off four fine
fhirts.
All this to save one dollar a year.
The Kootertay Hotel is still doing
hisiness at the old stand, and there is
jo diminuation in the quantity or qual-
ly ofthe liquid refreshment served.
A Quiet, Orderly, Homelike Hotel
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.
PHOTOGRAPHS
A
1 WILL BE IN THE SANDON STUDIO FOR ONE
WEEK COMMENCING APRIL 27th.
A
R. H. TRUEHAN
Studio Opposite C. P. R. Depot.
Gale's Barb|i;op
AND BATH ROOHS
Tnrmnry
Is the best Tonsorial   Establishment in the Slocan.
Balmoral Building Main St.
PIONEER HOTEL
OF THE SLOCAN.
IF
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 & mcmuian
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 TO-I-
Factory on Main Street
The Newmarket Hotel
^NEW DENVER*
The Leading Hotel of the Lucerne. Dining Room
Service the best in the Slocan. Accomodations
Unexcelled.       %&       %o       %o       %c       %e>      %c
Henry Stege    -    -    -    Proprietor.
tbalcpon Ibot Springs
Sanitarium.
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.
5If&HE medical waters of Halcyon
W�� are the most curative in the
worlc. 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
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, Bprtl 26
B Swell Ball team.
Sandon is going to have the swellest
baseball team this far north this season.
Petty the California whirlwind, will be
back in these parts before long and
McCreary, who caught for Trail last
year will take them down behind the
bat. Paddy Murphy, the sure thing
man from the Iron Range will hold
down first bag and Bailey, the celebrated second base man will also be on
deck. Adam Esche, the man from
Minneapolis will do the stonewall act
on short while third will probably go to
J. S. Gusty or Compeau. Little Willie
Richards will cover several acres of
centre field and the Mysterions Billy
Mills of Silverton will do the same on
left, with right rented out on approbation to W. R. Hood, the Philadelphia
Spider. There are several more dark
ones on the benches to draw from but
none of these men will be released except U> do assessment. Sandon will
probably take down all the money that
is offered at Kaslo on the 24th.
HO FOR
KASLO
FOURTH   ANNIVERSARY
Victoria Bap
map 24th.
$1500
3n prises
$1500
If you want
Groceries of
the best quality
that the market
affords send in
your orders to
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 free.)
THOMAS =:= BROWN.
H. GIKGERICH.
PATTERSON & CO.
Baseball Tournament
|250 in Prizes.   Open
to All Comers.
Mqnattc and Caledon*
ian Sports.
monster   Calitbump*
ian processian.
Dancing   Pavillion.
Open   all   Day and   Evening.
Good Music.    Admission Free
Reduced Rates on all Railroads and
Steamboats.   For  Further  Particulars Address
C  H. BONNER, Sec.
Kaslo, B. C.
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.
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.
THE UNION
BAKERY & GROCERY
Ease Up
With a Pair of
President Suspenders
XLhe fbardest Work Becomes 3��asp.
ftigblp Recommended bp
PING    PONG    PLAYERS
Mo friction when Stooping, Works
Zike Ball Bearings for sale onlp bp
Wfie fhunter^lkendrick Co., Zimitcd
p. fflurns & Co,
Wtead Office,
"nelson, 35. C.
5Rcco Evettue,
Sandon, SB. C.
%
mm
Dealers Jn
fresh
and
Cured
Meats
of all
Tkinds.
MARKETS IN ALL THK  PRINCIPAL TOWNS OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
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