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Book 6
Sandon, Bugust 30, 1902
Chapter 49
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Business is improving.
Wm. Yawkey is a visitor in town
| this week.
"Judge" Lilly is spending a tew
|days out of town.
Snow fsll at the Reco mine on Wednesday afternoon.
F. L.  Christie   returned yesterday
rom a trip to Nelson.
Smelter talk is contagious. It is
spreading from Kaslo to Sandon.
Sam   Barbeau   left   on Monday for
>merset,  Ont.  to visit the land of his
Rossland had a fire this week that
kost $70,009, and nearly set the whole'
lown on fire. I
B. J. Perry left yesterday for Van-
louver, to spend a few days on the coast
pn mining buisness.
Ludger Guere left Monday for the*'
Fish Creek camp where he has some
magnificent free gold prospects.
British Columbia Conservatives will
rid a convention in Revelstoke on the
|3th. and 14th. of September.
The Dominion subsidy paid to the
ikusp and Slocan railway to 1901 am-;
counts to the sum of ��1,17,760-       i  j
Mrs Geo.  B' Knowles and family,
(ft  on   Monday   for  Prince   Albert,
. W.T. to join her husband there.
Jim Macdonald, the contractor, is
jming the townsite of Morrissey,
Hg Jim" is a pupil of Jim Wardners.
[The Canadian Pacific is going to im-
>ve the main line so as to make the
from Vancouver to Montreal in 70
Charlie French is locating coal in the
ighborhood of Blairmore. He says
it is the greatest black metal camp
1 earth.
The Nelson tramway bylaw  was de-
'~d.   The Street car company will-
ve to run all year round or relinquish
' franchise.
' H Murphy retuned Wednesday from
>ut Lake, where he was doing some
Brk on the Lucky Jim.    The property
)ks like a bonanza.
Trout Lake mail service is very
ich on the bum.    It takes longer to
It a paper from Trout lake than  it
ss from Montreal.
eral old time Slocan miners have
pped into town during the last few
|ys and gone to   work   in   the   hills,
ere is room for more.
Jim Brown, who represents the In-
nor Cigar Company, of Kamloops,
lited the City yesterday and placed
tiers for several thousand smokes.
iFred  Fingland,  punchased the Bal-
3ral building and lot at  the sheriffs
le in Nelson for $1810.    It is one of
most centrally located  premises of
{George A. Faulkner and Miss Eleanor
McLellan were married in Strathcona
rerta, on Monday, and have taken up
their   residence   at   Conjuring Creek.
George has deserted the excitement of
mine camp life and will hereafter follow
peaceful pastoral persuits on the prairies
of the west.
H. VV. Harbor is now relieving dispatcher in the Nelson office. The
C. P. R. owes Bert a good job and he
seems to be on a fair way to get it.
Two parties of campers deserted their
city homes in Sandon and look to the
wilderness for recreation this week; one
went to Silverton and the other to Bear
Joe Genelle was released by Judge
Dugas in Dawson this week. There
was not a particle of evidence to connect him with the burning ofthe Yukon
The engineering profession is well
represented in Sandon this week, Messrs
Drewry, Heyland, Farwell and Mac Kay
with their attendant axmen and chain-
men being temporary visitors.
Mike McAndrews is prospecting in
the neighborhood of Flathead, Mont.
Old timers consider this an indication
that a coal oil boom is about due in the
Harry Logan and Wm. Annand have
taken over the Sandon Steam laundry
on Cody avenue, and will be open for
business next week. Mr. Logan was
formerly in the employ of V. A. Klein-
schmidt and he and his partner savy
the laundry business thoroly.
Percy W. Johnston received word
Wednesday of the death of his last
brother in Ireland this week. The
event is made particularly sad by the
fact that another brother died in the
service of his country in Africa only a
few months ago.
Jim Wardner promoter, boomer and
mining expert, visited Sandon early
this week. J im shipped the first ore out
of the Slocan, from the Feddie Lee mine
in 1893. He has been on the outside
fringe of progress in many camps since,,
and he just dropped into the Slocan to
have a look at his old haunts and call;
on a few of his friends.
Educating Jftnmielera.
A Saving's Bank has been started in1
connection with the Sandon public,
school, with the intention of Caching!
the pupils practical business, and also'
encouraging teem to save their money.;
The business of the bank is conduct-!
ed as near as possible to the general
banking business. The executive consists of apresident, manager, ledgerj
keeper, cashier and treasurer, as follows:
President, Wm. Karr.
Manager, Angus Macdonald.
Ledger Keeper, Mabel Karr.
Cashier, Neil Maclntyre.
Treasurer, Violet Jones.
The directors are elected for five
months, but change office every month.
Ross Comstock and J. T. Campbell
are working the Standard property,
above Cody. They are crosscutting
140 feet lo tap the ledge.
Labor Dky in Stacau.
There will be a big Labor  Dey- celebration in   Slocan   City  on   Monday.
in siocan city on
Five hundred are expected from Rossland and a big crowd will be present
from Nelson and the Boundary. An
excursion will be run from Sandon,
leaving here at 7:30 and- running thru
to Slocan an hour ahead of the regular
schedule. Returning, a special will
leave Slocan City at 8 p. m., touching
at all intermediate points on the way
home. A good program has been prepared, the special feature of which is a
ball game between Nelson and Rossland. There will be a heavy attendance from Sandoti.    Tlie   C.   P.  R. is
giving a single fare for the round trip.
The world still needs the workers, tho
it may sometimes forget
That it owes the   weary   laborers   an
everlasting debt;
Without the   busy   toilers   gold would
cease at once to buy
The things that please the palate or are
grateful to the eye;
The world still needs   the people   who
���ii must labor day by day,
But the world keeps on forgetting in its
easy going way.
The lady in her satins who is beautiful
to see,
Forgets that those who labor lend her
all her wichery;
Without the busy toilers all  the riches
she commands
Would not procure a scented piece of
soap to wash her hands ;
Without   the   busy   people   who must
labor all their days
All her money wouldn't even buy new
laces for her stays
The magnate who looks proudly on his
million-dollar yacht
Forgets to give the carpenter a single
kindly thot;
He ceases to remember as he sips his
splendid wine
That without the ones  who labor there
would be no fruitful vine;
He forgets that all his  money wouldn't;
clean the crumbs away
If there were   no luckless people who
must labor day by day.
The ones whose names are famous, who
are high and great and proud,
Forget that pride would die without the
busy, weary crowd;
Without the ones who labor none could
hope for greatness here,
Without the busy  toilers all we prize
would disappear.
Oh, the world still   needs the   people,
who must toil thru all their days!
But the world is so forgetful in its easygoing ways.
���S. E. Kiser.
I    MINING   FLOAT.    g
Silver, $%%
Lead, ��\\, as, 6d.
Good miners are scarce in the Slocan
at present.
Mike Kerlin has a great showing on
the Mascot.
The Klondike gold output will only
be $10,000,000 this year.
The Mercury is improving with every
shift and it is now regarded as a mine.
The ore shipments from Sandon this
week were:��� American Boy 40 tons,
Star 25, Sunset 21, Payne 20, Last
Chance 18.
C. M. Sherman, formerly of the
Nobl Five, has made a bonanza strike
near Elk City, Idaho. It is a free gold
There are 1000 men working in the
Slocan and Slocan City divisions now.
This means a payroll of $3000 a day,
or $90,000 a month.
J. D. Campbell has withdrawn from
the Coin Mining Company, which is,
working the Wonderful on a tease.
The Kaslo Correspondent of the Net-
son News reports that Broyn N. White
is at the head of a Minneapolis syndicate
which will put in a big lead smelter on
Kootenay lake.
The Democrat group of five claims,
between the Idaho and Queen Bess,
will be worked this winter by a local
syndicate who have bonded the property.
A. C. Garde nf the Payne has bonded
the Linson View clain in the Lardeau
and has put four men to work on it.
Ore carrying aggregate values of $158
a ton has been shipped from the property.
The Last Chance people are stripping the Galena ledge from the Antoine
across the summit onto the Galena,
where the big surface showing is now
being worked. The Galena is a continuation of the Antoine ledge and the
surface work shows it up across country for two miles.
Church Notices.
In the special union services which
begin August 31st, Mr. McCoy of
New Denver will preach in the Methodist church at u a. m. and Crawford's
Hall at 7:30 p. m.
Rev. A. J. Seymour of Slocan City
preach in Crawford's Hall at 11 a. m.
and the Methodist Church at 7:30 p. in.
Married in Revelstoke
John Thompson the popular proprietor of The Exchange, arrived in town
Thursday with his bride, nee Miss Kenty
of Halifax, N. S. The ceremony was
performed in Revelstoke on Monday
evening. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson
have taken up their reidence in the
house formerly occupied by Geo. B.
Knowles, Cody Ave. Siuce their arrival in town they have been the recipients
many congratulations from Mr
Thompsons friends.
: 1
H1 *-
ago (in
t h e six-
tics you
know) when
went walking
she  held
her   skirts   so.
fit' i
would she
say   if she
saw girls
to-day with
so light
ly they
Two kinds of friends there are, my son,
Two kinds that will not lose you ;
The ones that love you for yourself,
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The ones that hope to use you.
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On Suspicion.
The English papers tell this story of
an incident in a revision court:
A certain person who figured on the
register was objected to by one of the
agents, on the ground that he was
dead. The revising barrister declined
to accept the assurance, however, and
demanded conclusive testimony on the
"Pray, sir, how do you know the
man is dead?" demanded the barrister.
"Well," was the reply, "1 don't
know.    It's very difficult to prove."
"As 1 suspected," returned the irate
barrister. "You don't know whether
he's dead or not."
"I was saying, sir, that 1 don't know
whether he is dead or not, but 1 do
know this: They buried him about a
month ago on suspicion."
Georgia Weather Report.
"The deacon prayed fer rain six days
an' nights on a stretch, an' when the
rain come���
"What then?"
"Drowned two of his best cows, an'
washed the foundations from undeh his
house. An' now he says that hereafter
he's a good mind to keep quiet an' jest
let Providence run the weather io suit
Ih a speech in London the other day.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman told an
admirable story of the advice given by
an Englishman, a Scotchman and an
Irishman, respectively, to a gentleman
whose servant was constantly breaking
articles in the household. The Englishman, in his blunt, honest way, said
to the employer :"Oh, get rid of him���
dismiss him." The Scotchmans advice
was "Stop the money out of his wages.
"But," said the master, "ha breaks
more than his wages amount to."
"Then," said the Irishman, "raise his
Notary Seal*. Stencils,
I'rite Marker*,Printii��g
Wheal* Numbering
Mrtchines.Bami Dating
& Numhering Stamp-,
Wax Seals. Cbt��<k Perforator*, Rubber Type,
Crown Printing Presses
etc., etc. Your patronage respectfully solicited.
H.    J.     FRANKLIN
Gale's t,
mnnnnr   *
Is the best Tonsorial   Establishment in the Slocan.
Balmoral Building Main St.
Halcpon 9ot Springs
the Summer Resort of the
H E medical waters of Halcyon
are the most curative in the
world. 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.
Telegraph communication with all
parts of the world.
Halcyon Hot Springs,
Arrow Lake, B. C.
The Denver.
Victor Klelnschmidt, Prop.
Rooms  Large,   Neat,   Clean,
Airy and Comfortable.
Dining Room Service Unsurpassed.
Every Effort Made to Provide
Comfort for the Guests.
Cody Avenue
trtm wVPPnwmwm
A Table that is Replete with tht
Choicest Seasonable Viands.
Rooms: Large, Airy and
Special Attention to
the   Mining  Trade.
folliott& McMillan
Contractors and Builders.
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Joint Finishing Lumber
Moulding, Etc.
Sash and Door on Hand to Order.
Factory on Main Street
The Newmarket Hote
The only up'to'date Summer
Resort in the Slocan. Vt ^ ^
Henry Stege
nmvm rem iim wm rrm irmnrrrtm roro tvpsvrffn^,
October 6th to 14th Inclusive.
��^IUIIV   cattle, Sheep
Fine Arts Exhibit ST
Fruit Exhibits
Finest in the
Northwest y
Eight Day Racing 5 IK'SSft
Agricultural Exhibits WS?
$26,000 In Premiums
BEST MUSlC-Amusement Extrordinary.    Concession j^W8'
All kinds for Sale.    Write for Catalog. GEO.  H. MARiJs'eC\
FRANK LEAKE, Advertising Agent.
Mgr. and
Hfl. ���
WHKKK   18   KWBK?
I Don't laugh rt the man from the
cauntry who cornea to town without
a patent leather shine. That team
of hie have got it on their harness.
Don't laugh because he gapes at
i horseless carriage. Ten to one
rou wouldn't know a harrow from
hayrake, oa an Ayrshire from a
Don't give him a merry ha.ha
4-AUHe he wears a five-dollar suit.
It is paid for, and be hates tailor
bills worse than the devil.
Don't swell on yourself and call
kirn a pumpkin because he cuts
ihe sweat from his brow with his
forefinger instead of a silk  wipe.
That sweat fertilizes the ground
rfO bushels to the acre and feeds
(he world.    Go out in your 10x6
��ok yard, cut down the weeds,
>idy up, raise a blister and complain to your wife what a slave you
Go to, ye scoffers,  who rail at
ie man in  the country and call
ilini Rube. '
Do you have that stone-in-your-
���wp feeling after meals? Take a
ill, then look at the farmer and
ity yourself. He doesn't even
now what the word indigestion
leans. Give him a dictionary and
e would think he was hunting for
Latin quotation.
His boss?
Timo checks ?
Pay days ?
Crowded store workshop?
The farmer bossed, putting in a
ime-check, waiting for pay-day���
|ell hardly!     -
| His own boss, the only check he
qowh  about  is that paper  one
ju\  the  grain buyer,   and the
jftther one over i>he neck of the
bit he is breaking.    Every day is
Vy-day with him���drawing on the
lil in summer and the bush in
inter.     Lucky   chap,   got  two
Inks, both founded on God.
[His workshop tne acres, perhaps
TO of them, where roofed by the
peeping skies, served by the sun
asons,   tickling   the   soil,   and
jttching the earth laugh grain, he
master  of  the  situation   and
esn't know it.
rue, his boots are headed with
dew of dawn,, and his Rhirt
ap with   the   moisture of  the
aming, but his soul is as sound
{the great tree that shelters his
bck in the open.
Crowded, yes; sometimes the
���rn cries enough, and he stacks
side it.
j And when the lean year comes
ad the world is  chastened, when
���tones   are   wrecked   and  suicide
lade by a stroke of the ticker,
���hen panic is in the air and poverty
Inches, when the black flag floats
\ a peaked wind, when the cry for
pad goes up from the great cities,
���hen they steal to keep from starv-
Ig, then   he  kills   a hog and is
pppy,   and  his   wife innocently
Irows the liberal sweepings from
\t table to the chickens.
lEnvy the farmer.    Perhaps we
re the Rubes.���Ridgetown, Ont.,
Bre you Mdl Bresseb ?
$f not Brecon milling to be?
Cameron the Tailor makes a business of turning out
clothes which are stylish and up-to-date in every par-
tic .liar. His goods are worth the money and the workmanship is guaranteed. Keep these facts in mind when
you want a new suit for the summer. It does not cost
any more to have your clothes cut by an artistic cutter
and put together by first-class workmen.
J. ft. a JS>. Cameron, jjj��g��%^
Neat, Clean and Comfortable Rooms. Wines, Liquors and Cigars, the
Accomodations Unexcelled. Best that Money can Buy.
First Class Dining Room Sernice.
American and European Plan.
Repairing is our Speciality
But we also ���*-
carrp a fine
line of Oentle
mens Shoes
est stples.
Miner's  boots made on demand.
V  Will stand more wear than anp two
pair of factorp make.   Made to fit the feet.
Louis Huppertcn Main Street
Neto York Brevory
Totogood & Bruder, Proprietors.
Brewers of Fine Lager Beer
Special attention given to our rapidly increasing
bottle trade. Give it a trial. Both of us will
make by it. We a little. You much. Let us
hear from you. Telephone, 24, Denver and
Silverton.    Worden   Bros.,   agents,  Slocan   City
^^^^    NOTIOE.
NOVICE is hereby given that I, the undersigned have disposed of all my interest in the
Coin Mining Company, and do not hold myself responsible for any accounts ag.iinst the
company.   All liabilities have been assumed
by the present owners.
Dated at Sandon this 37th day of August, v.*a.
NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the under
signed under the firm name of the Coin Mining
& Development Company  has this   day been
dissolved by mutual consent.
Dated at Sandon this 27th day of August, 19<tt.
Last year the anthracite coal companies marketed 55,000,000 tons, and
paid wages amonting in all to $36,000,
000. That fixes the entire labor cost of
the production on a ton of coal at only
63 cents. Who gets the balance of
what you pay? How many middlemen I
are riding on your back. !
One of the moet unique structures in
this, Or perhaps ary other town, says
the Tonopah Miner, stands in the rear
of the Coeur d Alene saloon and cafe.
The walls are constructed of common
beer bottles laid in mortar with the exception ofthe corners in front, for which
cut stone is used. The interior is 18x10
feet, a cool and cosy room, filled with a
soft green light radiating from the
, ottles embedded in the wall.
British Columbia
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The Paystreak.
Published Every Saturday in the hifcrtof the* Richent' Whit*
Metal Camp on Earth.
Operated in the interest* of the Editor,
Subscription   ....   $a.ooayeatr
Strictly in advance.
Specimens Shipped on Suspicion.
V illiam MacAdams,   -   Publisher and Proprietor. .
SANDON, AUGUST 30,  i<*>i.
The agitation for a heavy duty on
lead imports is now fairly under way
and it will be surprising if the interested parties do not succeed in getting a
tariff placed on lead products at the
next session, this agitation was due
and it arrived on time. The Paystreak
predicted it at the time the lead bonus
was granted, and the same forces which
manhpulateid the bonus scheme are
now workmg the tari# proposition.
Together they constitute the legislative
arrangements for a dandy little monopoly, from which the mine owners
will get the worst of it on one end and
the consumers will get the worst of it
on the other, while the smelters stand
between and take a fat rake-off.
The Paystreak predicted at the
time the bonus was granted that the
lead mi tie owners wouW not derive one
dollar of benefit therefrom. We Claimed at that time that the surplus to be
exported wptild fix the1 price of the
whole prddiict. t'ttat is to say, the
mine owners would get the London
price, less freight, and the smelters
would pocket the bonus. This proposition has proven itself.
The Paystreak now claims that
no matter what tariff is placed on lead
imports the price will still be regulated
by the lead exported, and the mine
owner will not get one cent more tor
his lead in ore than he would if the
tariff were not levied. This is a self-
evident proposition. As long as there
is a surplus to snip abroad the price in
the most advantageous foreign market,'
less the cost of getting it there, will be
the price paid for the entire product at
home. The Canadian smelters will
not pay more for it* simply because
they do not have to.
A tariff on lead would curtail the
Canadian market by raising the price
of manufactured lead at home. This
can not be anything but an injury to
the mine owner as it will increase proportionately the surplus for export and
make the foreign price more  binding.
Just at the present moment the
best foreign market is London, where
lead sells for $2.30 a hundred. Very
little Canadian lead ever goes to London, but   the   smelters   and   railways
settle on London quotations, less $y a
hundred freight, and return the mine
owner $1.30 a hundred. Th* United
States market is closed by tfce American lead trust. Present indications
are that the featf trust and the mine
owners of the Coeur d'Alenes are going
to fight, Tne Coeur d'Afeners threaten to build a smelter of their own to
treat their own ore. This will leave
the trust smefters short on sup/ply and
they witt naturally look to Canada to
make up the deficiency. The New
York price will then become the basis
of settlement, and Canadian mine owners will receive the New York price
less the United States duty of #t-$�� a
hundred, and freight to New York.
At present prices, this would give the
Slocan mine owners $2.25 a hundred
for lead, instead of $1.^0   now  being
These United States smelters
would take the Canadian ore across
the line, manufacture it in bond, return
it to Canada and get the Montreal
price for it. Canadian smefters would
have to pay the same price for ore as
American smelters or shut down their
If Canada puts a duty of $1.50 a
hundred on lead imports, Canadian
lead manufactured in United States
would pay the duty when it re-entered
Canada. As a natural consequence
the American smelters would charge
the Canadian mine owners right back;
$1.50 a hundred would be deducted
from the price which could otherwise
tie realfzed. This would make the
thing work out so that the London
price would be the foreign top price,
and the mine owners would again be
just where they are at now���except
that there would be no chance in future
of United States smelters re-entering
the Canadian field as purchasers of
lead ore.
No tariff that the Dominion can
put on wilt raise the price paid the
producers. The Montreal price for
pig at present bears no relation to the
Slocan ^rice for raw lead, and no tariff
''afrall^eSnent coald make it do so in
future, unless the mine owners prevented a surplus by curtailing production to i 2,000 tons a year. But curtailing production does not work out
very well, as is apparent from the present state of affairs in the Coeur
The concrete result ot a Canadian
tariff on lead would be that the mine
owners would be taxed the duty on one
end and the consumers would be taxed
the duty on the other.    The Trail and
American smelters from selling in th
Canadian market would make it iJ
possible for American smelters toW
buyers would be completely exclacwd
and a neat little Canadian monopoly
with the C. t. R. behind it wouw
have it all their own way for all time
There would be no safety valve and no
U is about time for Canadian
legislators to look carefully into this
matter and find out where they are at
before passing any more laws favoring
the monopoly. Mining is the most
legitimate industry on earth. It at
ways pays the best wages and employs'
workmen superior in intelligence,
enterprise and public spirit. Whei
the miner digs out a ton of ore he robt
no one, but increases the wealth ofthe
nation. It is the most reciprocal of
all industries, for the mining country
buys as much as it sells. It is in'.
herehtfy a (me trade industry and can
not be protected. The mining industry should not be hampered to suit
the convenience of smelter monopolies
and greedy eastern manufacturers.
Canadian smelters do not need protection. The natural facilities for
smelting are better in Kootenay than
anywhere else in America. Coal and
coke cost less in Nelson and Trail than
in Omaha, Everett or San Francisco.
The wages paid are lower in B. ��.
smelters than in similarly situated con-
concerns in U. S. Over and above
this there is the bounty of $5 a ton.
If Canadian smelters, with these advantages, cannot hold the home mark
the sooner they are closed down the
better for Canada.
It the Dominion government
wants to do something tor the lead
mining industry it can easily find a
way. Let it regulate freight rates and
fetch the railroads to time. Then let
it cut down the tariff on mining sup- j
plies. Canadian manufacturers can
not or will not suit themselves to the
mining trade and there is no reason
why the mining industry should ��
made to pay so dearly for the lack ot
enterprise these manufacturers display.
The mining industry can stand on
its own feet if it gets half a show.
Make the other industries do the same
thing and the mine owners will have
no kick coming.
Attorney-General. Eberts has
the record of being the laziest man on
the Pacific Slope. This is a m
place to hold, as there are some awtuny
shiftless   men around Victoria, but
Hall Mines smelters   would not   only    probably deserves the  belt.     There*
collect the duty twice, but the  Domin-   one man. hn��,Pvpr.  who   crowds11111
ion government would not get one
dollar of the amount collected. Moreover, a   tariff  which   would   prevent
one man, however, who
pretty close ; that man is J-1*.
under-study, Deputy Attorney-ojjf^
MacLean.    As a  study   in   still
r~��ww**^^ lac Lean is afl right. It has long
een notorious that the attorney-genii's department was the most un-
isiness-like institution  in   a thoroly
-business-like government, butMtac-
;an is fracturing all previous records
\r slothfuluess. The Sandon city
luncil has run up against the masterly
(activity of this official, and has been
titing two weeks for a reply to a
tter of such vital importance as to
feet the constitutionality of the muni-
)al government of the Silver City.
ie council is still waiting, but it is
|t alone.    There are many others on
waiting list. Recently the deputy
Is out-classed his superior until it is
|w not only difficult to get an answer
I a letter, but telegrams of vital im-
rtance become unfinished business
}en they reach the attorney-general's
>artment. Pretty soon the deputy
It get things down so fine that he
|l only move semi-annually to draw
check���and he may arrange to do
[t by proxy. Some day soon an
te electorate will clutch Deputy
forney-General Mac Lean by the
:k of his raiment and cast him out
the highway.    He is no good.
~T Tnl^^^m w3m EBEmm ��� ��� m S35 ������� ~m WKSSmmm* ������ ��� * " S3
The Crow's Nest Coal Company
paying the Judas in awful style.
Iving made a treaty with the men, it
is violating the spirit and principle of
the   settlement   by   importing   aliens
from   Pennsylvania.     The   Western
Federation will take the strongest kind
of measures to have the alien law enforced, and it will soon be seen if the
government   which    willingly    filled
Fdroie with policemen when the miners were breaking no law will now fill
the jails with directors when  the coal
company brazenly breaks the law and
scoffs at the authorities.    If  laws are
to be enforced against the miners they
must be enforced against, the millionaires, or the laboring men of  British
Columbia will know the reason why.
There cannot be one set of statutes for
the miners and another for the moneyed
man.    The mucker is as useful a citizen as the  millionaire and should be
equal before the law.
Rossland and boundary people
are badly excited about the two percent
tax. On grounds of scientific political
economy the tax is unsonud as it is
levied on industry and not on privilege.
But the folks of the low grade regions
are figuring to work a hornswoggle
arid elude the tax gatherer altogether
by making the tax on profits. As the
Boundary mines never did pay any
profits and the Rossland mines do not
pay  any   profits   now,   those  camps
would be exempt and the Slocan would
have to pay the whole shot. If our
copper camp friends want an honest
tax they should insist on taxation on
assessed valuation.
Mr. Cliffe wants to furnish
The Paystreak with money enuf to
prove uj> oh the supreme court. We
will call that, Charley, dear. Just
place your golden guineas in a gunny
sack and tote them around to the bank.
We will be there to meet you. Btft
Charley, you really ought to change
your Chinuman. That must bfe an
awfully bad brand of hop you smoke
that makes you imagine you have
  i ssss        ;���    - ac ���p
HoNortABLE Charles Fitzpatrick,
Minister of Jurtice, is heading for B.C.,
which will doubtless remind certain
members ol the supreme bench of the
the wisdom of taking cloves or sen sen
after theirs, unless they calculate to
conduct their conversations with
Charley over the long distance telephone.
Joe Martin says that Jim Dunsmuir is going to resign when he returns from London. Such an act of
wisdom should entitle Jim to rank
among the statesmen of the empire.
Pioneer and Leading Tailoring
'.stalishment ofthe Slocan.
Always Carries a Complete Stock of
Imported Suitings and Pantings
Material,  Fit and Workmanship
Fully Guaranteed
Mo Flies on You.
if you use o\ir Screen Doors,
Screen Windows, Wire Cloth
and other devices for protection agaitist flies.
Lk>e in Comfort
is Decked in Shoddy, Sweat Shop Goods
Assay His Character and You will Find Him a
Shoddy Man.    If he has the Lael on His Garments
He is Sterling.    So are the Garments,
Stores at Sandon and Slocan dtp.
full Zine of Furnishings Carried at Both Stores.
During the summer months.
Our stock of Fly Arresters is
H. Byers & Co.
are Ripe
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Wi>*   * What  Joe   Clark   Sayn   About
Joe Clark, editor ofthe Dawson City
Miner, roasted the Yukon judges for
standing in on the rake-off from the
gambling games and hook shops in
Dawson. The judges arrested Joe and
put him in jail. He proved his oase
but that did not make any difference.
The judges soaked him anyway, and
did what they could to break him up in
business so that the Sifton ring of
grafters could do their phoney work
unmolested. Joe finally gave up a
couple of apologies and was let out of
jail. He is now going after the Yukon
judges thru his paper. As Joe has had
a heap of experience his opinion should
be worth something. This is how he
sizes up the B. C. case :
MacAdams   of   Sandon    got    nine
months for contempt of court,  consisting of saying   that   Gordon  Hunter,
Chief Justice of B. C, and others were
guilty of drunkeness.     We knew Gordon in Atlin, and there may be more of
this later.    Tracy and ourselves extend
MacAdams our heartfelt sympathy.    To
run a paper right   up   against drunkards or  grafters   in  office,   you must
duck a contempt of court summons like
Tracy dodges a Cudihee posse.    Quick,
in the night.    Never insist on showing
your contempt   openly before such  a
bench as the B.   C.   one, if  they   are
really drunkards.    A drunkard is most
unreasonable.    Poor Tracy, how  they
annoy him, chasing him here and there.
They tried that with us, and   we  just
squared it with them  all but   the one
that looked the worst,  then beat  that
one until he looked like a  moral  anti-
embezzeling lawyer (?) after Ten Nights
in a Bar-room, and openly announced
that we would  fight   no   more.     Our
plea of guilty is   now   ready   for   any
charge they bring, and will let them do
their worst.    If Tracy takes our   advice he will apologise for all his killing,
and then pick out the best equipped
bunch of  deputies,   kill them  off  in
proper style, then walk into Seattle (to
A Bm_sNAP    ij^otei slocan
FOR SALE OR TO RENT-A two story building, bake shop (with complete tWtures) and
store fixtures, at Sandon.   Inquire of
E. STEIN. Sandon.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay   District    Where located.    On
Washington   wagon   road,  about    three
miles from McGuigan.
TAKK NOTICE  that   I.   David    Stevenson
Wallbridge, acting M agent  for 9, K.Green.
Free Miner s Certificate No. BftUrtl. and .1. W.
Power.  Free   Miners Certificate   No. BMA1.
intend,  sixty  days   from   the   date   hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose  of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section S7. must he commenced before the test ance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this l��th day of July, A. D. MV.
jytfrog D. S. WALLBRHKJE.
Has Passed into New
Hands and will be Con/
ducted in such a Manner
as to Warrant your Pat/
ToC. S. Falls or aay person or persons to
whom he may have assigned bis interest in the
O. K. No. i Mineral Claim, situated on Seaton
creek, and about two miles rrom Three Fork*,
and recorded in the Recorder's Office for the
Slocan Mining Division.
You are hereby notified that we. the undersigned, James Lowdon. Gnst Johnson and
Margaret McCuaig, hare caused to ba expended
four hundred ami ten 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 notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising,
your interest in sa id claim shall become the
property of the subscribers under seetion IV.
of an act entitled. "An Act to Amend the
Mineral Act, MOD,"
1    Dated at Sandon this 35th dav of July, imw.
Sandon   Bottling
Manufacturers oi
Sandon Miners'
Subscribers, $i   per   month;  |>nv
patients, $2 per day, exclusive^
Expense of Physician or Sur^
and Drugs.
Open To The Public.
DR. W. E. GOMM.   AttendantFhnki
J. H. MCNEILL, Pre> HotpttalBaui
Carbonated Drinks
of all kind*.
To William McDonald or any person or
persons to whom he may have assigned
his interests in the Florence Mineral Claim,
situated one mile and a quarter from New
Denver, adjoining the Turns Mineral Claim
and registered in the Recorder's office for the
Slocan Mining Division.
You are hereby notified that we, the undersigned, T. W. Fitzgerald and J. A. Black,
have caused to be expended one hundred dol-
_ ., ,        .. , liars in  labor  and  improvements upon the
the Totem Pole preferred)   and give up \ above-mentioned mineral  claim   under  the
The Auditorium
Is the only hall in the city
suited for Theatrical Performances, Concerts, Dances and
other public entertainments.
For   bookings write or wire
Anthony Shilland,
Secretary,  Sandon   Miners'   Union
Sandon. B. G.
all his money at 7 come iij .surrender
to the authorities and declare it all off,
and also announce that if any more
bluffs are made he will go to jail. This
will fix them sure.
Let us caution you Mr. Tracy to take
warning from MacAdams ; if you show
much more contempt for the courts of
United States, you will get 9 months
sure and perhaps a year extra if you
don't give bonds for good behavior.
Olive oil, old boy, use olive oil;   don't
get caught until you hear from me.
A beginner in newspaper work in a
Southern town who occasionally "sent
stuff' to one of the New York dailies
picked up last summer what seemed to
him a big story. Hurrying to the telegraph office he queried the telegraph
editor: "Colum story on so and so.
Shall I sendb" The reply was brief
and prompt, but to the enthusiast unsatisfactory. "Send 600 words," was
all it said. "Can't be told in less than
1200," he wired back. Before long
the reply came: "Story of creation of
world told in 600.    Trv it."
provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within
ninety days from the date of this notice you
fail or refuse to contribute your proportion
of such expenditure, together with all costs
of advertising, your interest in said claim
will become the property of tne subscribers
under Section 4 of an Act entitled "An Act
to Amend the Mineral Aot. 190u."
Dated at Sandon this s!Srd day of May 1909.
To Arthur Mullen or any person or persons
to whom he may have assigned his interest in
the Reliance Mineral claim, situated one
mile and a half from Three Forks, adjoining
the Hinklev Mineral claim and recorded in
the Recorder's office for the Slocan Mining
You are hereby notified that [, John Foster,
have caused to be expended one hundred and
two dollars and nifty cents 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 notice you "fail or
refuse to contribute your proportion of such
expediture, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in said claim will become
the property of the subscribers under seotion
IV. of an act entitled "An Act, to Amend the
Mineral Act, lfloo."
_  .   ,    . ��� JOHN FOSTER.
Dated at Sandon this 19th day of June, W02.
F. L. Christie,
L L, B.,
M. L.  Grimmett,
L.  L.   B.,
B. C.
Established \H'M,.
Sandon. B. C.
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mining
)       Mining Stocks bought and sold.   Gen-
I       eral    agent    for   Slocan   Properties
Promising   Prospects for Sale.
I. O. 0. F.
Meetings   in the Union Hail tsveryrrito'
Evening at TtSO.   Vialting Brethern porto
invited to attend. ^
Secretary. VireOiui
A. F. & A. M,
Regular Communication lu>Mrirrt Thai
day in each month in Matonie Hallitlri'
Sojourning brethern arc cnrdullr invitifa
Sandon Cartage Co,1
Mcpherson & hurley.
Express. Baggagi,
and Cartage.
Delivery to all   Parts oi the City.
SAX r"RA>C��*
From Fort William,  the  r��vorit* **���
route to all eastern points.
For  St.   Paul.    Dttluth,   Sault    �����  *��*
Ctiioaao, etc.
Through Tourist Sleeping
Leaves Dunmore Junction dailjfoj ��� a.^
Kootenav Landing Tuesday and ni  r '
Toronto.'Montreal and all eastern p."
Leaves   Revelstoke   daily   for   *,��nle
Vancouver, ,, , ������ A\\ \.tU��'ic
Through bookings to Europe via an
lines. f.   i<-nie<i from
Prepaid tickets at lowest rfttei
all European countries. .nnlvtolP
For rates and full particular! ��PP"
agents or
R. B. MoOammon.
Asent. *��,,(1��"
J. 8. Carter        B. J- <***
D. P. A. A. G. P. A
Nelson, B. C.     Vancouver,
bo. Ontario  Cane that is Worse
Than Atlin.
iLast fall a man was arrested in Atlin
murder.    His case never came up
hearing and   he was   left languish-
in a little log shack from Octoher
year until May this year, without
judges making any effort  to give
n a trial there or move him to some
jce where   court   was   being   held,
nail) the   horrible   confinement  united the man's mind and he com-
Itled suicide.    The coroner's verdict
Id, in effect, that  the B. C. judiciary
Ire responsible for the  man's death.
j the man   had   never   been tried he
Is legally innocent.   Therefore, if the
I'm coroner's jury is to be relied on,
B. C.   judiciary   by   their   negli-
ace killed an innocent man.
This is a bad case of judicial outrage,
a worse one comes from Ontario.
me months ago a   man in  Northern
jtario killed a drunken Italian, one of
nnvd of roughs   who   had insulted
I wife and were attempting to force
ir way into his house.  The coroner's
exonerated him from blame, but
|was held for trial nevertheless.    He
ared before the grand  jury   who
jtnptly found "no bill" against   him.
the judge over-rode the two ver-
}s and ordered that the  man be held
until another term  of court, refus-
bail in the meantime.    Despondent
broken down  in health thru the
prison ment he contracted a disease,
the other day, died,  the day after
had been released by  the Attorney-
these are the bald facts of the case
furnished by the press reports.     Un-
something has been   held   back it
is that a great  injustice has been
and that there is one judge who
is to be summarily jerked off his
j:h and fired forthwith.     The Can-
in bench arrogates altogether too
power to  itself and wants to
re matters suit the convenience of
vn members sometimes before the
jands of justice.    When twelve jury-
can find   no fault   in   a   man he
|Id not be held because some pomp-
>ld judge has a torpid liver or a
headache   and   must    vent  his
tn   on someone.
Our Judge* in Ontario.
(The Toronto Moon.)
most remarkable   state   is  that in
jch the government  and opposition
Ontario find themselves. The genii elections left the Ross government
|h a majority of one claimed, which,
everyone knows, is an impossible
|rking majority.    Besides this  there
several seats under protest, the de-
Jons of which will decide definitely
Jether the Ross government is the
Kce of the electors or noi.
fn most countries the decisions of
��se protests would be considered of
icient  importance  to demand their
Imediate decision.    Not so in Canada.
ire it is the custom for the judges to
k their holidays at this season of the
��r.    On the tick  of the  clock,  off
I hey go, leaving the people to coo
their heels till September, when they
may be pleased to resume work. Of
course their action is legal; we do not
for a moment wish to hint otherwise
(think of the fate of MacAdams); but is
this business? What business man
would leave his factory when an important matter needed his attention,
just because this happened lo be the
time of the year when he takes his
But���but���but we shall say no more
in Canada. There is such a dignity-
doth hedge a judge, etc. We can
think hard, tho.
^Dawson City Miner.)
The spectacle of Gordon Hunter sentencing Billy MacAdams to nine months
in gaol for saying something about
drunken judges, must make all who
watched the course of Mr. Hunter in
Atlin blush. Poor old B. C, wake up;
you're away behind the times. Poor
old courts ; a few more MacAdamses
and a few more alleged contempt
cases and the crime will be changed to
anyone without contempt instead of
anyone with contempt. No court needs
a cat o' nine tails to obtain for it the
respect of the people with w horn it
deals, any more than a respectable
woman needs a card pasted on her back
to announce that she is not a chippy.
What Canoda needs is a better paid
judiciary and a few men appointed to
high offices in our Courts.
ThU Judge is a Hot One.
Sydney, C. B., Aug .m.���The Maritime board of trade opened here to-day.
A sensation was caused this afternoon
by Judge Meagher, of the supreme
court, when coming out of the court
house at the dinner hour. He insulted
the delegation because they refused to
move from the steps of the court house
where they were being  photographed.
This afternoon J. E. Dewolfe, vice-
president of the board, condemned the
judge's action. Jndge Meagher swore
out a warrant and Dewolfe was arrested
and taken to jail for contempt.
This  One  Hat* Judge  Walkem
Events, an Ottawa publication, certifies to the accuracy of the following :
"A judge in Montreal was asked recently to hand down a judgment in a
certain case he had heard about two
years before, when he replied that he
had never heard the case. The court
record w.is produced to prove the contrary, and he then promised to give a
judgment." Now what should be
done with judges of that stamp?���Vancouver World.
Send them to B. C.���Lowery's Claim.
One difference between a gun barrel
and a whiskey barrel is that one kills
with a bang and the other with a bung.
If you want to change your boarding
house, try The Denver Hotel. Best
meals in town.    All Home Cooking.
' \-4
���    !
And Catch on to the
Before They Are Gone
r.-4!^Nftkl COAST-KOOTENAY  18   A  GO.
Jim Hill Will Take Oyur MacLean Bros.
The announcement comes from Vancouver this week that MacKenzie and
Mann, MacLean Brothers and J J Hill
have consolidated their interests and
will begin immediately the construction
of the Coast to Kootenay railway. Relieving the announcement of the gloss
given it by the subsidized press it means
that Hill has decided to give MacLean
Bros, their rakeoff and will take over
the V. V. & E charter granted them
last session. It will be remembred that
Hill has been trying for four years both
at Ottawa and Victoria to secure a char-:
terto build a road from Bossburg Wash,
to Vancouver B. C. following the natural water courees as far as practicable,
and crossing the boundry four and five
times in its course. Hill was unable
to get this charter and finally last year
he constructed as far as Grand  Forks
without  a charter,   meeting with all
kinds of difficulty and injunctions in securing his right of way.    From Grand
Forks the road swings south and westerly to make the Republic connection
and at the present time construction has
been completed as far as Curlew, Wash,
from where it will again ,go north and
re-cross the boundary into <B. C. and on
to Midway.    From there the MacLean
Bros, charter will be used, crossing the
Hope mountains on the Canadian side
by a pass formed by a tributary of the
Skagit river and again doubling into
Washington to Loomis and connecting
with Wenatchie.    From thence it will
again cross into B. C. and proceed nearly due west to the Faazer. Profiles of
the last 100 mills, or coast section have
been filed with the government by Mac-
Lean Bros, showing the exact route,
but the other sections, both in Washington and B. C. have not yet been laid out.
Engineers are now locating the line and
it is repotted that construction will be
cooMuoncedat both ends immedjaMly.
IThi* charter .which MacLean Bros,
are now selling to Hill was granted at
the last session of the same legislature
which refused Hill his charter. It carries a bonus of $4000 a mile with it.
The construction of this road will open
a new era for the Boundary camp,
giving it cheap transportation and a
direct connection with the coast. It
will probably change the wholesale centre of the Interior from Nelson to Grand
Forks and will have the effect of centering the largest smelting indnstry in the
Northwest, in that town. It will also
give the whole Kootenay a short route
to the coast and will make trade between Okanagan and Kootenay points
possible, giving the farmers of that
country access to the markets of the
mining camps in this. The Coast-
Kootenay roads has been awaited with
impatience by the whole of B. C. and
oow that it is coming it cannot fail to
fetch with it a boom in business of all
More Trouble in Sight at Fernie.
Fernie, Aug. 26.���A carload of miners went through here this morning
from Punnsyluania for the Morrissey
coal mine. There is no one here to
guard the alien labor law.
The coal company's stores at Michel,
Morrissey and here are causing discontent with the workers al the Fernie
mine. Shortage of cars places the
workers on less than quarter time.
Mountain Con Bonded.
D. W. Moore, of the Trail smelter,
has taken an option on the Mountain
Con at $10,000. payable between now
and December 31st, 1902. C. W.
McLeod of Sandon and J. A. Whittled
of California are the sellers, owning;
two-thirds of the property, lhe re-,
maining third already belongs to Mr.
C. W. McLeod will have charge ofl
the working of the property. Five
men have been put on and supplies
put in for the winter's work. When
rawhiding commences the Con will be
an important shipper. It has a bonanza showing at present which is improving with every shift.
��J%fU\  SHARKS (of $1 each) folly paid
OUUU .took in the Similkameen Valley I
id up!
Company, at S cents each. In lots of 100 share*
or nor*. This is not pooled stock, and the
certificates will be delivered on receipt of remittance. If you want to bny or aell stock of
any kind write as.
K. B. UebEBllID,
Chartered Accountant, Nelson, B.C
If you want
Groceries of
the best quality
that the market
affords send in
your orders to
(Bet on the inside of an Hp-to^
Summer Suit.
It does not cost any more to wear good clothes
than poor ones. The only difference is where
you do your purchasing.
Me are KigbtZftere voitl) tl)c <3ood*J
all tfte Vime.
U there is anything you want in the Ready-
Made Clothing line, Hats, Neckties or Shoes
you can find it on our shelves.
The only Indo-Ceylon
Tea on the market having
two qualities combined.
Try one pound and be convinced.
E   i
Xthe tounter*Wtendrick Co., limits
p. Burns & Co
Bead Office,
Kelson, B.C.
Udeco Bvenue,
Sandon, B.C.
Bealers Jn
of all


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