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The Paystreak Aug 17, 1901

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School reopens on Monday.
Slocan city wants a bank.
Frank   C. Sewell  is   repairing
city hooks.
Tom McGuigan returned on Wednesday from Spokan.
Dr. W. E. Gomm returned Wednesday from a brief visit to Spokan.
Mr. and Mrs. Nash and Mr. and
Mrs. Piatt are camping at Hear  Lake.
\V. C. Harrington of Slocan City
visited Sandon on Thursdav and Friday.
John S. MacKenzie will leave on the
;istofthis month for Glasgow, Scotland.
.Manager Scott and wife ofthe Queen
Bess left today for a trip to Salt Lake
Miss Dovell of Walla Walla, Wish.,
is visiting with her sister, Mrs. P. A.
There was an ice cream social in the
Mt-tliodist reading room on Thursday
The Byron N. White Co. is shipping
25 tons of concentrates a day from the
Star mill.
The electric prospectors have finished
their contract at the Reciprocity and
Lillian No. 4 claims.
The Kootenay &. Arrowhead road will
He completed to Selkirk before the
snow flies.
Miss Jessie
Denver visited
Arthur Cawley and Fred Ritchie
were fishing at Bear Lake on Thursday.
The caught some.
Jim Thompson has rented the Burton
residence on Cody avenue and moved
his family in this week
Nei- O'Donnell has put a new ore
wagon on the Star road which will
carry seven ton at a load.
Mrs. McKinnon returned from Phoenix on Thursday, where she wejj^ to
look up a business location.
E. F, McQueen intends making an
eastern lour next month. Detroit will
receive bis especial attention.
Miss McNeill who has heen visiting
with the Misses McKinnon, left for
her home in Calgary Thursday.
A. 13. Docksteader visited the Slocan
lake region this week to insure the
lives of a few of the lake dwellers.
Jim Hill returned to Sandon on
Thursday from the Bridge River country where he has been prospecting.
Hamilton Byers has returned to the
Kootenay from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia,
where he was called by the death of his
The Whitewater npw has 60 men
working and has about completed the
shipment of tooo tons of concentrates
to the Trail smelter.
Fires have been burning dangerously
olose to the K. & S. bridges but thru
the vigilance of the section crew no
damage has resulted.
McGillivray    of    New
friends   in   Sandon on
The trackmen on the Nakusp &
Slocan branch of the C. P. R. have not
returned to work, all reports to the
contrary notwithstanding
Ernie Crawford returned yesterday
from the Okanagan country. Alex
Crawford is now on the way in with
the pack train from that district.
D. J. Robertson, the furniture king,
was in Sandon for a few days this
week. I). J. spends most of his time
at the Nelson branch now-a-days.
Jack Campbell, who has been at the
Last Chance for many moons left lor
Buffalo on Thursday to gaze on the
wonders of the great exposition.
Frank Townsend, who pulled the
throttle on the K. <Jt S. for many years
has been on a trip north and returned
to Kaslo from Skagway this week.
Jim McVichie is working his Lardo-
Duncan Claims, the Marion, Commercial and Traveller, and has some fine
samples of ore from a bo-foot tunnel.
The Ivanhoe is increasing its payroll.
Besides the regular forces al the mine
and mill they have a gang of men
cleaning out the tramway right of way.
Dr. Hendryx of the Lasl Chance is
buying the Jo Jo claim on the North
Fork of Carpenter. Tom Trinery is
the heaviest owner. It is a dry ore
.\ hoist is being put in at the No. 1
winze on the No. 5 level at the Payne
and a contract will be let to continue
sinking as soon as the machinery is in
working order.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Beard of New-
York paid Sandon a brief visit on Tuesday. Mr. Beard is an artist of considerable fame and he is exploring for
subjects for his artistic genuis in the
The stork flew into Ed. George's
homestead yesterday and Mr. and Mrs.
George are now the happy parents of a
bouncing baby boy. The mother and
child are doing well and the father is
expected to recover.
Miss. S. M. Chisholm, matron ofthe
Sandon Miner's Hospital, left on Wednesday for an eastern tour. She will
visit lier old home in Cornwall, Out.,
and will spend considerable time in
Toronto and Buffalo.
Knowles & Findly of the Lake View
hotel, Silverton, have leased The Palace and will open for business on Monday or Tuesday. The new proprietors
are well known in the Slocan as they
have been in business in Silverton for
several years.
Another car of high grade ore was
shipped from the Noble Five this week
taken out thru the No. 3 tunnel of the
Last Chance. This ore gives a net
return of $80 to the ton. A test shipment oi five sacks of high grade ore
was made to the Hall Mines smelter.
The Sandon Forwarding Company,
Limited, hereby give notice that any
persons riding their saddle horses up
the hills without having hired the same
will be prosecuted to the full extent of
the law. This sort of thing has been
done to a considerable extent and the
company for their own protection and
that of their horses are determined to
put a stop to it. ���
H. Byers & Co. have been awarded
the order for the Payne crmpressor.
Construction will be commenced as
soon as the pipe arrives.
It is rumored that the lower level
of the Rambler-Cariboo is in granite.
If such is the case the Rambler, which
has been continuously improving with
depth, is now in the oldest formation
and the permanency of the ledge is
assured beyond a doubt.
The beautiful hazy blue which softens
the scenery and gives an Indian summer hue to the landscape is all that is
left of several hundred acres of valuable
timber land which have been destroyed
by fire. Careless prospectors, campers
and ranchers who will leave a fire un-
unprolected should be introduced to the
fool killer without delay.
Robert Marshall and Johnny Mc-
Cluskey returned yesterday from the
Blue Ridge where they have been doing
some work on the St. Marnock claim,
owned by Anthony Schilland. The
work showed up a very fine streak of
galena ore about eight inches wide and
it is expected that further development
will expose a valuable ore body.
Robert Cunning returned on Thursday from his trip to the old country.
Bob's birthplace is at Carnlea, Antrim,
Ireland, where his father still lives.
He visited both the Buffalo and Gla��-
gow exhibitions and many other places
of intesest and returned on lhe maiden
trip of the Celtic, the leviathian of the
Atlantic. His sister accompanied him
from Ireland to B. C.
The bond on the Nountain Con was
thrown up this week. The property
belongs to W. W. Warner who bonded
it last year to an old country company
represented by J. W. Graham. Mr.
Graham's management was a long
way from being good and the company
let him out last winter, sending Mr.
A. H. Riehle oul to see what could be
done toward recovering their money.
Mr. Riehle did considerable work on
the property but did not consider that
the showing justified making the payments.
A bush fire on the Nakusp & Slocan
branch burned out a trestle near Hill's
mill on Tuesday. All the locomotives
and rolling stock were at the other end
ofthe line and a yard engine and
coach were brot from Nelson to run
between here and the burnt trestle,
where passengers and baggage are
transhipped. As tbe bridge men are
all on strike it is not likely that anything will be done toward rebuilding
the bridge until the C. P. R. makes a
settlement with its maintenance of way
This Is on the Square.
Sandon, Aug., 15, 1001.
To Whom it May Concern.
It has come to my knowledge that 1
have been accused of drawing pay from
outsided parties while in the employ of
the B. N. White Co., furnishing information regarding the Slocan Star mine.
I wish to flatly deny any such occus-
ation. I am not a spy and while in the
employ of ihe White Co. gave inforEa-
tion to no one.
Pipestone, Manitoba, an alkali town
with a horrible nerve, has offered to
play any old kind of a game with
any town in Manitoba or the N. W. T.
���Or any kind of money up to $10,000.
The Pipestone agriculturalist had belter
not get too salubrious. If they extend
the bluff to British Columbia the Aggregation of FVeaks will take all the
money the Pipestone sports can dig up.
If they don't like baseball for a game
we have a few stud poker players in
these parts who would enjoy a quiet
seance with farmers burdened with the
proceeds of a good crop. If their
money is ajl tied up in bunking bronch-
oes we have an outfit (of mule skinners
in these hills who are perfectly at home
on the hurricane deck of a cyuse and
can ride anything that wears hair.
They will call any bet made in horseflesh or live stock of any description.
Speaking about riding, some of the
alkali eaters would probably be flabbergasted at the idea of an ariel tramway-
race in which the contestants would be
asked to travel thru space, suspended
between mountain peaks on a set of
timber hooks : or how would a ride in
the Rambler skip down into a few
hundred feet of darkness suit, where a
thousand feet of country rock shutout
the gentle chinook. Maybe Pipestone
would prefer to go up against a hockey
proposition. We have a gang of kids
just graduating from the. local school
who can skate rings around anything
this far west and it would be a picnic
for them to make ten thousand so easy.
If it comes to comparing beauty, the
Slocan has a bevy of healthy complec-
tioned damsels who would make the
girls from the plains look like wooden
Indians. There is only one game
that we won't buck up against���policemen. We had a chief here last winter
who could outspot anything Manitoba
evei* dreamed of. Talk about collecting trophies! Why, he could just
gather up everything that wasn't
chained down. But, say ! Maybe those
Pipestone jays would like to open up a
city council contest. We have a bunch
of aldermen that we will match against
anything in the municipal line . that
ever chewed the   rag ;   and   a mayor
that can oh I but   what's the   use.
Simple words and cold metallic type
fail when it comes to describing Sandon's mayor. He's a peach. Give him
a 10-bore sawed-off and he will make
a stand-off with the universe.
The Hall Mines smelter has made a
contract with the Arlington to take all
the second and third class ore now on
the dumps at the mine, some 3000 tons,
and two cars a day will be shipped for
three months. W. C. Koch, who has
the contract for hauling; will put io
teams of fours on the Arlington road.
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She was very, very fat,
And she sat upon his hat:
Think of that!
Seven dollars gone to smash,
With the quickness of a flash���
Think of that!
Aut she settled down demurely
With a smile of sweet content
At the .added sense of comfort
That the silken headgear lent
Think of that,
Gentle reader,
Think of that !
Oh, the man was raving mad !
('Twas the only hat he had���
Think of that!)
But he didn't dare to swear,
He could only sit and stare���
Think of that!
So he waited for the curtain,
Then went out to get a bowl,
While the longing for revenge
Was  throbbing  madly in his  soul���
Think of that,
Gentle reader,
Think of that !
When the angry man came back,
With a visage thunder-black,
Maiden's hat,
Covered o'er with feathers sweet.
Rested on the poor man's seat���
Think of that !
"Vengeance!" hissed he in his whiskers;
While exultant leaped his blood;
And he sat upon the bonnet
With a horrifying thud!���
Think of that,
Gentle reader,
Think of that !
No; she did not go insane,
But she never smiled again !
Think of that!
And they buried him next day,
In the sticky yellow clay���
Think of that!
Oh, he did not swallow poison,
And it was not suicide;
He had overlooked the hatpin
In the bonnet so he died���
For a hat,
Gentle reader,
Think of that !
The Noble Fioe.
During the month of July the crosscut tunnel being driven to cut the Last
Chance lead in Noble Five grounds was
run 113 feet, making a total of 200 feet
since work was started in this opening.
In the Last Chance tunnel No. 3 drifting is proceeding Thirty-five feet
we-Ve driven during the month, making
a total from the Last Chance end line of
151 feet. In this distance three shoots
of ore were encountered. The maximum width of the ore in these shoots
was 16 inches, 12 inches and three feet.
Assays of ore taken from the big shoot
gave from 174 to 426 ounces of silver
per ton, and from 11 to 17 per cent,
lead. Twenty-four tons of clean ore
was shipped during July, netting $1,923
a trifle better than a$8o per ton.
Forest Fires.
In the neighborhood of Slocan lake
forest fires are raging and immense
tracts of valuable timber are being destroyed. Along the K. & S. also there
are serious tires in the neighborhood of
Sproles and Twelve Mile. No rain has
fallen for six weeks and unless a wet
spell comes in the near future the destruction by forest fires may be something terrible.
Wanted���An Alderman.
There were no nominations made on
Monday to fill the vacancy at the council board and Sandon is still short an
alderman. It appears that in failing to
advertise the nomination twice the call
was not regular and any nominations
would have been illegal. Since the
mayor and aldermen have become such
sticklers for legality this was considered
a matter of considerable importance,
but as no nominations were offered it
seems that the shortage on advertising
did not make any difference.
Another nomination is advertised to
take place on August 26th and an election on August 2qth. This time the
proceedings will he made legal and
The Art Piano of Canada,
Heintzman Co. Thomas. Duffy,
Toronto,   Ont. Sandon -- B. C.
MOTICE ia hereby given to the Electors
**' of the Municipality of the City of
Sandon that I require the presence of the
said electors at the City Council Chumhers in
the City Hall on Monday the afnth day of
August Idol, at 12 o'clock noon for the purpose of electing One Alderman to represent
them in the Municipal Council.
The mode of nomination of Candidate*)
shall be a.a follows :
Tim Candidates shall he nominated in
writing. The writing shall he suhserihcd by
two Voters of the municipality as proposer
and seconder, and shall lie delivered to the
Returning Offloer at any time between the
date of notice ami -.' o'clock p. m. of the day of
nomination, and in the event of a poll being
necessary such poll will he opened on the 2!'t!i
day pf Angnst 1901 at the City Council Chain-
her.s in the City Hall. The poll will open at
i�� a.m. and close at 4 p.m. of whieh every
peroon is hereby required to take notice and
govern himself aooordingly.
The persons qualified to ho nominated for
and elected Aldermen for the said City shall he
such persons as are male Uritish suhjeef.s of
the full age of twenty-one years, and are not
li-<|iiulilied under any law and appear on (lie
last revised municipal assessment roll ofthe
said City as owners of land or real property of
the assessed value of live hundred dollars [.Iimi]
over and ahove any registered incumbrance or
charges and are otherwise qualified as municipal voters.
Given under my hand at the City of Sandon the Kith of August, HHil.
Returning Officer.
NOTICE is herehy given that T, the undersigned have given a lease and bond on the
Snowdon and Bristol Fraction Mineral Claims
situated on Four Mile Creek, and that I assume no responsibility for dehts contracted
hy the lessees and hondees.
Dated at Sandon this 1st day of Aug., litoi.
INFORMATION as to the whereabouts of
VV. H. Kendall is sought by his wife. Any
information forwarded to the undersigned
address will lie thankfully received.
Denver Hotel, Sandon, B. C.
To .). R. Oameron and a. R Porter or any
person or persons to whom they may have
assigned their interests in the Silver Chord
Mineral Claim, situated near Sandon and
registered in the Recorder's otlice for the
Slocan Mining Division.
Vou are herehy notified that I. Philip.I.
Hickey. acting as agent for .1. D. Farrell and
Volney D. Williamson, have caused to he expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon the ahove-menf ioned miner-
al claim under the provisions of the Mineral
Act. and if within ninety days from the (late
ol this notice you fail or refuse  to coutrihiite
your proportion of such expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your interest   in
said claim will   become   the   property of   tlie
suhscriber under Section I of an Act entitled
"An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, 1BQ0."
Dated thi., .*��th Day of August, UjCl.
To A R. Porter, ./. R. Cameron and Chas.
Haller or any parties to whom A. R. Porter,
.1. R. Cameron or Chas. Duller may have
transferred interest or interests in the Pal-
mico and Hell Mineral claims, situated near
Cody, and recorded in the Recorder's office of
tbe Slocan mining division.
Vou  are  herehy   notilied   that   I.   Philip J.
Hickey. acting as agent ford. D. Farrell and
Volney D. Williamson have caused to he expended one hundred dollars each in labor and
Improvements upon  the  above  mentioned
mineral claims under the provisions ofthe
Mineral Act. and if within ninety days
from the date of this notice you fail to
contribute your portion of such expediture,
together   With  all  OOsI   of advertising, your
interest in said property will become the sub*
soribers under section Vf. of an act entitled
"An Act to Amend the Mineral Act. 1000."
Dated this H'th day of July. 1991.
Application for Transfer of Liquor License.
NOTICK   is  herehy given  that  thirty days
rom date hereof I will apply to the License
Commissioners or the City of Sandon for a
transfer of the liquor license held by Richard
Orando ofthe I\anhoe Hotel to me, the undersigned.
Sandon, 1* c. duly IB, looi.
Mining  Properties  Examined   and    Reports
Made.  Will Open up Mining Properties by
Contract or Salary,   Twenty Years'
M. If. Grimmett,
%. L. B.,
E. A. BROWN, mTe
Underground Surveys
and Examinations D^
velopment and Assess^
ment Work. Surveys
and Estimates made for
Virginia Bloch, Sandon, B.C.
As F. cS: A. MT
Regular Communication  held lirst ti
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A. B. DOCKSTKAHKR. 8eorst*r,
F. L. Christie,
L. L.  B..
Sandon Cartage Co,
Express, Baggage,
and Ca^fage-
Deiiverv to all Parts oi the Citv.
Established 1806.
Sandon, B. 0.
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mining
*   Broker.
Mining Btooki bought and sold. Gen-
mil agent for sioean Propertiw
1'iomisii.R  Proepeota for s)(ie
Sandon Miners'
Subscribers, $1    per   month ;    Private
patients, $j  per  day, exclusive ol
Expense of Physician or Surgeon
. and Drugs,
Open To Thk Public.
OR. VV. K. OOMM.   Attendant Phy-aiotan.
Miss s. l.. cillsuni.M. Matron
J. H. MCNEILL, Pns. Hospital Board.
ANTHONY silli.I.a.m., Secretary
Ship Your Trophies of the Chase lo
Harry W. Edwards,
Revelstoke,    B. C.
He will stuff and mount in good
style any Bird, Beast, Reptile or Fish
that you can present. Vou do the killing.    We do the rest.
B. C.
I. O. O.  F.
Meetings in tbe Union Hail every Friday
Evening at 7:.T0. Visiting Brethern ooidiftUJ
invited to attend.
Secretary. Vice Grand, THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, AUGUST 17,
Watereo Stock
A Prime Factor in Fixing  Railroad Rates.
Tin- establishment in Chicago of a
rail wav corporation commission, consisting of J. C.  Stubbs acting for the
lluiiiiiin syndicate and Darius  Miller
for the  Hill-Morgan  interests, for the
iii.tiiiuiiance of rates, checking of competition and  routing  of traffic,   is the
recent  announce of the daily  papers.
This is lhe  outcome of the  community
of interest  plan.    Inline with  this we
are told that competition between roads
in tin- plan will cerise and large economies will be effected  by closing high
class offices  in  cities  and  dispensing
uilh  soliciting agents,   freight agents,
etc.    This is the same old story; maintenance of previous high tariffs  with a
reduction of operating expenses, luit to
the same end,   viz,   hoodwinking.the
public as to the  real   issue.    With the
practical   railroad   man   today  it   is  a
patent fact that the  obligations ol* railroads such as stocks,   bonds,   floating
debts, etc., (of which probably the lesser
pari is actual obligation   of expenditure
and can be figured asset; tlie other part
more or less   water) have been   inflated
to their fullest extent. On this inflation,
under competition the roads cannot pay
interest or dividends, consequently these
financiers are resorting to the community of interests scheme as an   avenue of
im ape from an   unpleasant staff of officers which they themselves have created.
There may oe large economies effected, of this  there can be no  doubt, hut
it will only result in tbe old   procedure
termed "mellon  cutting" which means
in plain language greater inflation, the
stock 01 bonds so issued being  divided
to the enrichment ofthe niinipulators.
This necessity to pay dividends on
inflated stock valuations stands between
tlie public and reduced rates and
between railway employees and increased wages. Along campaign oi education is necessary in order to make this
plain to the public. The present high
freight and passenger rates will continue so long as over capitalization is
permitted. The railroads occupying
the public domain and being a function
oi a public nature thus defraud Unpeople.
The eflorl to pay dividends and interest in poor limes as well as prosperous, to compel the over capitalization
to pay the returns necessary lead the
roads to exercise undue economy, which
to a large extent falls on the employee.
This is the general trend of affairs in
the United Slates. The general conclusion advanced by the press to a great
extent and by a portion of the people
that the over capitalization is of no
public concern as long as the dividends
and Interest are earned and paid and
owners of stocks and bonds are satisfied
will not hold in the case of railroads,
altho it may in a less public concern.
If, in the effort to maintain rates the
farmer, merchant or miner litis to con-
line his  operations  to a limited circle,
bounded by the tariff which raises his
product to a figure forbidding a venture, in the attempt to force a return
on fictitious capitalization, the matter
may reach a sta^e to be dealt with
only by the government.
The over capitalisation of railroads in
Canada is responsible for the present agitation of government ownership. The
question is at a more accute stage here
than across the line due to our system
of subsidizing railways. We have in
the past fell the need of greater transportation facilities and have given lavishly to this end. In the United States
this plan has not been pursued to any
great extent, private enterprise supplying lhe need. We have expended
millions in subsidies for railroad building, with practically no restrictions or
safe guards for our future benefit. The
roads have been, in some cases capitalized to treble their cost and to cap the
climax the Dominion aid added to the
capital making an enormous debt on
which returns have to be made to the
exclusion of benefit to the general public. The motto is: first the creditors
then the public.
Had our legislators been gilted with
reasonable foresight they might have
permitted a certain amount of over
capitalization, which would no doubt
have had a tendency to attract capital,
bul they should have required that the
subsidy be used to retire this over
capitalization theory, leaving the
roads no fictitious indebtedness to provide iov. With enactments limiting
the percentage of dividends bul permitting an unlimited allowance out of
earnings for betterments, which would
eventually lead to a reduction of rates,
the public would never have felt the
need oi government ownership.
If the government took over the railroads tomorrow at the present valuation, it is doubtful in my mind if any
degree ol" success would attend the
venture unless this over capitalization
were in some way retired or cancelled.
Otherwise the rates would have to be
maintained to make the roads pay interest 'on the money invested in pur-
With the present political system in
vogue, it is better that the railways
should remain in private hands, capable
oi more elasticity and having the benefit of more experienced and trained
minds. A simpler plan for the government to follow would be to purchase
and retire this watered stock, restricting the capitalization of new roads lo
something like the actual cost of construction, but guaranteeing at the same
tune a reasonable interest to investors.
The benefit to the country would be
immediate in numerous instances and
would grow still greater with expansion and growth of the country. Unnecessary roads could be restricted,
each road having its own territory,
with government inspection of all accounts and supervision to protect
against reckless management. These
are matters of detail with which the
legislature could be intrusted. The
stocks and bonds of our railways would
then be on a par for safetv with the
government securities, instead of the
gamble they are at the present day and
the country would be absolutely certain
of an equitable rate as the public would
not be required to pay interest on
With the projected construction of
new roads such as agitated in the province of B. C. the question resolves
itself into a simpler solution. The
construction of the V. V. & E. from
Coast to Kootenay, for instance, nearly
proved the undoing of the present ministry. A subsidy of $8,200 a mile was
at one time proposed. Such a subsidy
given with no restrictions as to over
capitalization is money worse than
thrown away. On the other hand a
government enactment of 4 per cent of
the gross earnings is simply so much
more money wrung from a long suffering people.
The vaunted cry oi competition in
railroads often leads to unnecessary
construction in territory which cannot
support more than one road. For this
over construction the public have to
pay. Competition 10 a large extent is
a fallacy, only too often proven to the
sorrow and loss of a community. In
British Columbia it has led to the diversion of traffic to our neighbors when
we should have kept the money at
home making business for our own
roads to the ultimate benefit of our
country in reduced rates.
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The Paystreak.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White
Metal Camp on Earth.
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SANDON, AUGUST 17,  iqoi.
All about Eastern Canada sap-
headed chumps inoculated with the
loyalty virus and intoxicated with the
glorifying presence of royalty, are
fashing themselves about the contemplated invasion of the Duke of York.
Montreal Toronto, Quebec, Halifax,
Ottawa and other centres or wealth,
culture and idiocv are each endeavor-
ing to prepare a blowout which will be
slightly more extravagant than any
other, to impress upon this man that
they worship him from the ground up.
What a ponderous farce. Several
hundred million people, presumably
sane, select a man distinguished bv no
great qualification of genius or ability
and noted for no overshadowing acts
of valor, enterprise or research, and
they say "this man is king." Forthwith they proceed to worship him and
use his photograph, ensconced by a
wreath of flags and encircled by meaningless titles, as a parlor decoration
or a chewing gum chromo. Children
are schooled to revere his name;
preachers pray for his soul ; wise men
and healthy women go batty with
adulation, and soldiers, sailors and
sons of sea cooks go forth to plunder,
murder and die in a ditch, so to serve
the king.
The king has a son old enuf to
work���and no doubt willing to work.
This son the people surround with
environments which shut him off from
useful employment. His time is occupied in the sissy tableau of laying
corperstones or the spectacular foolery
of reviewing files and columns and
squares of tinsel-charmed nincompoops
who clothe themselves in crimson,
shoulder a gun and imagine their
actions heroic. To this son the people
extend the featish.
To civilized Caucasians who hoist
the blood red cross of Britain as the
symbol of freedom and equality this
prince of the royal blood is what the
ring-nosed, splay-footed medicine man
is to the Piegan Indian. The worship
of the Indian is just as reasonable and
no more fatuous than the worship qf
the Caucasian. Comparing the two
cases the Piegan has all the best of it
in this that he worships something
which to his simple mind is occult and
awe-inspiring, while the know-it-all
Caucasians lavish their tributes of servility on a common every-day man
whom they have daagged up by hand
in a hot house of flattery and clothed,
fed, pampered and adorned at their
own expense.
Possibly while this royal duke is
hippodroming the known world in
pomp and splendor some such fancies
occasionally fasten themselves on his
imagination. Maybe when he lends
his royal personage as the star exhibit
at some select boozological saturnalia
such as that now being prepared for in
Montreal the absurdity of the whole
thing forces itself on his mind and
leads him to question the sanity ofthe
universe. If he ever thinks at all���and
it is reasonable to presume that he
does���he must feel nauseated enuf to
to kick the head off the sycophants
who crowd around him and fawn on
him and jostle and fight and scramble
to get close enuf to shake his hand or
lay their maudlin paws on his clothes.
He must entertain sentiments of supreme contempt for the weak-minded
jays whose diseased imagination forces
them to pay fancy prices for a balcony
seat from which to catch a glimpse of
his royal physog as he is driven idly bv
at their expense.
God save the king and protect the
prince, they howl, but all the gods in
all the heavens could not by any series
of miracles restrain a populace so dead
stuck on throwing itself into mental,
moral and physical feudalism to a man
base enuf to carry on this hideous
holders of the Hall Mines and the
Canadian Pacific smelter companies
live on the other side of the Atlantic
and are unquestionably more ignorant
in this respect than the citizens of this
province, who are the stockholders of
the Unlimited Corporate Common-
wealth of B. C.
Furthermore, but irrevalent in this
connection, the government would
make no mistake by going into the
sawing and manufacture of fir timber.
The governments of Germany, Norway and Switzerland are in the timber
business right now and are making a
success of it.
If a government smelter is so dead
sure to go on the hike by the short
line, what prompts the owners of monopoly smelters and the newspapers they
retain to make such a roar whenever
anyone suggests that the government
should go into the business? Are
these publice spirited folks afraid that
the government is going to blow in
good money on a proposition which
only they- the self-appointed superior
class���are capable of handling"? In
thus sounding loud the warning to any
cfovernnaent which would dare to en-
croach on their vested right in a private
monopoly they are surely actuated by
motives of pure philanthropy ���1 don't
The Nelson Tribune says,
.A government whose heads ot" departments
are unable to satisly the public in matters of ordin-
ard delail would make a nice mess of operating
lead smelters and retineries, a business that requires expert knowledge and the best of management. Suppose the lead smelting and refining
business of the province was turned over to the
department of mines, where would the province be
at in a year ? It would be so involved in debt
that Dunsmuir's private fortune' would not be
sufficient to pay it out of the hole. There is no
more reason why the government should go into
the smelting and refining oi lead ores than into the
the sawing and manufacture of fir timber.
The Tribune talks like a man up
a tree. There is not an employee on
the payroll of the Miner-Graves, Hall
Mines, Canadian Pacific or any other
smelting company who would not very
cheerfully go to work for the government if offered better pay. The government is a big stock company which
elects a board of directors who employ
.men to do the work, just the same as
any other corporation does, and it can
employ just as good workmen as any
other stock company if it will pay the
price. So far as knowledge of the smelting business is   concerned, the   stock-
The great industrial struggles
which are taking place in all parts of
United States and Canada are but the
ripples which foretell the storm. The
thousands of steel workers, the machinists, the dockmen, the trackmen, the
smeltermen and a hundred other trades
will some dav federate   in   ontt   grand
m> O
union and strike for the emancipation
of labor. When that day comes Judge
Hanford injunctions will be impotent
and Pinkertons and Strathcona specials
will be on strike themselves or seeking
the kindly shade of some dark alley.
Magnates with colossal fortunes will
have less influence than the walking
delegate and all the power and might
of a plutocratic government will not
induce men to return to work for less
than they are worth -the full product
of their labor. Then will come the
great trust of the people. Men will no
longer toil for a tithe of what thev produce. The machine will no longer
impoverish the worker to enrich the
owner. The great railway systems
will no longer pay millions on water
and starve the trackmen. Smeltermen
will not be placed under survellience
and treated as criminals for demanding
what they consider their due. The
labor struggle is going on and on until
some day it reaches final victory. N��
power can avert the end. THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, AUGUST i7l
We Have the Very Thing for
this Hot Weather   A few
Samples Displayed in
Our Windows.
Take a Look at
Them. They are Suggestive of Coolness and
Comfort and the Price is
Lower than Hertofore Offered.
JB. fc Btyerton, Co.,
lb. SBpers & Co.
Bealevs in
mine and mill
��ve Cars,
Steel mite,
Canton Steel,
powder, Caps and fuse.
Stoves at
Bandon   *   nelson   %   Tkaslo
fflle Zead in Cheap prices
Ibeve is an Bssap of %hat
We Can do in the
White Shirts C $i 25 $   75
Collars  25 15
Canadian Overalls  1 00 75
Blue and Black Twill Serge Shirts  1 75 125
Fancy Colored Shirts, Coll.irs, Cuffs at'd 1 25 75
Black Working Shirts   1 25 1 00
Flannelette Reggato Shirts Collars at'd.   1 00 ���             75
Silk Front Shirts   1 25 1 00
A large range of Fedora Hats, from $1.5010 $3.00 for best
quality, See them and satisfy yourself. Gloves at prices that
will captivate you. Summer Underclothing, very finest quality
$1.50 to $2.00 per suit. Similar reductions in all other lines
such as neck-wear, hosiery, etc., etc.
MWert BaViO, vfe miners' traitor.
Rossland Engineer's Works ^Sei^llS
ORE CARS, Skips, Cages, Receivers, Ore Bin Doors, Chutes and general wrought iron plate
work. Our ore cars are the best on the market. Write for references and full particulars.
SECOND HAND MACHU5ERY. For Sale-.-One 5 ft. Pelton water wheel under 600 ft, 8 to 16
spiral pipe, one 10x5x18 and side packed plunger sinking pump. Rock Drills, Stoping
Cars, etc. etc.
Agents for Northey PumDs���Stock Carried.
P.O. Box 198,
Third Ave., Rossland THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, AUGUST 17,
Take a feller 'ats sick and  laid  up on
on tbe shelf,
All shaky, and ga'nted and pore,
And all so knocked out he can't handle
With a stiff upper lip any more ;
Shet him up all alone in the gloom of a
As dark as the tomb, and as grim,
And then take and send him some roses
in bloom,
And you kin have fun out o' him !
You've seed him 'fore now,   when his
liver was sound,
And his appetite notched like a saw,
A chaff 11' you,   mebby,  for romancin'
With a big posy bunch in your paw.
But   you  ketch   him,  say,   when  his
" health is away
And he's flat on his back in distress,
And  then you can  trot out  your little
And not be insulted, T guess !
You see, it's like this, what his weakness is,
Them flowers makes him think of the
Of his innocent youth, and that mother
o' his,
And the roses she use to raise;
So here all alone with the roses you
���    send,
Bern' sick and all trimbly and faint,
My eyes is���my eyes is���my eyes is���
old friend
Is a���leakin'���I'm blamed if they aint!
���James Whitcomb Riley;
It t��as all Right.
An Idaho cowboy appeared at a railroad station and stated that he desired
to ship to parents in the east the body
of a comrade who had been killed by a
grizzly bear. In shipping the box the
agent noticed that it was quite heavy
and not the usual shape.
In a few days came a telegram,
which read:
"Some mistake; Bill's body not arrived; box contained a bear."
The cowboy, who was still at the
station on a protracted spree, wired
back: #
"No mistake; Bill's inside the bear."
Backward, turn backward, oh time
in your flight, feed me on gruel again
for tonight; I am so weary of sole
leather steak, petrified biscuit and vulcanized cake, oysters that sleep in a
watery bath, and butter as strong as
Goliah ofGath; weary of paying for
what 1 can't eat, chewing up rubber
and calling it meat. Backward, turn
backward, how weary I am; give me a
swipe at my grandmother's jam; let me
drink milk that hasn't been skimmed,
let me eat butter whose whiskers are
trimmed; let me once more have an
old-fashioned pie, and then I'll be ready
to curl up and die.���Ex.
XXhe Shoemaker,
Has the Best Stock of
Gentlemen's Jfootweav
To be Found in the City.
Customs and Repair
Work a Speciality.    ���
Zouis fbupperten
Haiti Street.
gilbert   Cafe.
Open Day and Night.
Best Meals in Town.
Everything Necessary to
Satisfy the Internal
Bmevican and
Muvopean plan.
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. C.
A Table that is Replete with the
Choicest Seasonable Viands.
Rooms: Large, Airy and
Special Attention to
the   Mining   Trade.
folliott oZmcmillan
Contractors and Builders.
Hough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring: and Joint Finishing: Lumber
Moulding, Etc.
Sash and Door on  Hand to Order.
Factory on Main Street
fresb fruit
Bap at
No. 4 K. W. C. BLOCK, NELSON. B. C.
Gold, Silver-Lend nnd Copper mines wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FRKK MILLING GOLD properties wanted for Eastern investors.
Parties having milling property for sale are requested to semi samplesof their ore to the
EXCHANGE for exhibition.
All samples should ho sent by express PREPAID.
Correspondence solicited.   Address all communications to
Telephone No. M.   P. O. Box, 700 ANDREW F. ROSENBERQER, Nelson, B. C
Gale's BaX
Is the best Tonsorial  Establishment in the Slocan.
Balmoral  Building Main St,
Just received a brand
new stock of Whiskies, Brandies, Wines
etc. Will be pleased
to have old customers
call and give them a
trial. Certain to
please and always
Richard   Orando THE PAYSTREAK, SANDON, B. C, AUGUST 17,
^resting Legal Qucation Affect-
ing Many Mining Camps.
(Spokan Oil Journal.)
A revision of the federal mining laws
has occupied  the attention of mining
conventional and has been a theme for
discussion whenever mining  men have
met for several   years.      The   present
laws relating to apex rights have stood
with   little   change   since   1872,   and
since lhat time to the present have been
a fruitful source of  litigation in   every
mining state.    In  California, Montana
and Colorado particularly millions have
been spent in legal  contests over apex
rights as laid down in the  acts of 1866
and   1872,  in  which  the owner of a
mining claim is given the  right  to follow the dip of the vein to an indefinite
distance outside his side lines.    The in-
lent of the  law  was  undoubtedly that
mining   locations   on   lodes   or   veins
should be   made   lengthwise   of  such
lodes or   vein!   and   in   their  general
Jirection, the  end   lines crossing  the
lode.    But so many different  constructions have been put upon the language
oi the statutes by  conflicting court  decisions that there seems to be no end of
litigation in view.
But in discussing a revision of the
federal law, two claims arise for which
their advocates claim equal merit, and
��� which will become the sources of bitter
contention in both houses when the
question comes up, as it will, for debate.
Both of these claims are worthy of
consideration, and it may be proper at
this time to go into the merits of both,
eliminating all technicalities.
A private individual or  mining company may open up or   locate a vein of
paying  mineral.      On   the   ore   body
being developed on  the  dip  and strike
of the vein it is  perhaps  found   that it
continues from the  apex  under a  side
line and emerges into  ground  beneath
the boundary lines of another adjoining
claim.    The the   owner   of  the  apex
may not have expended  much  money
on   development,  while   his   neighbor
may have spent thousands of dollars in
opening up his mine, the  probability is
that in case of litigation  the courts will
decide lhat   the apex   owner   has the
right to follow his vein, where  perhaps
a large   body of   rich ore   is   exposed.
Under the existing laws there is scarcely a chance that any other verdict would
be rendered.
On the   other   hand, it   is apparent
where   a   location   is   made by an individual or a   mining   company   on  a
lode or vein, a great deal of work maybe done and a great deal of money expended in opening  up and  developing
an ore body from   the apex, when it is
found that it runs into another claimant's ground.    Now  suppose   no work
had been done by that other claim owner and that the   law were   such   as to
give the owner  of   the   apex the right
only to the ore   contained   within   his
lines and vertically downward, and that
little or no work had been  done by his
I neighbor, does it not seem like injustice 1 ^UrntlQftf
that the latter should be entitled to an j ��       ^^^^^^^^
ore bodv of  which he was  entirely ig-1 Should VaAir meanderings about j
. ,     m .���_'  I a u���_-_> _ .__!_._.�� vmi to '
norant until the money and work ot the
other had proved that it underlaid his
.   ___������ 1   1   1.
claim ? And the probability would be
that at depth the ore would be richer
than nearer the surface, and therefore
the man who waited while another was
spending money developing, would
reap the reward of the other's labor.
_*��nouiu v*"a"  "������"*���    ,���* .,_,
this mundane sphere take you to ,
Neto Denoer
At a meeting ofthe Sandon Miners'
Union the following motion was
"That this Union is and always has
been of the opinion that the introduction
of Chinese and Japanese labor into this
camp is detrimental to the best interests
of the community.
"Therefore, this organization makes
earnest call upon its friends and those
in accord with ils principles to avoid
patronizing the Japaneze laundry now
in operation in this city  "
The Most Complete  Health  Resort on
the Continent of North America.
���mi-tat    Scenery   Unrivalled    fur
Halcyon Hot Springs
pi��hW Sanitarium. ��*&$*
Excursion *-��U****V��* *v*HA.amj NurM>
Halcyon Springs, Arrow Lake B. G.
Terms, *J1"> to 118 per week, according
to residence in Hotel or Villus.
Its Baths cure all Nervous and Muscular Diseases.    Its waters heal all
Liver, Kidney and Stomach
Ailments and Metallic   Poisoning.
Telegraphic   Communication  with  al
parts of the World.
Two Mai s arrive and depart Every Day
Sunday excursion rate good leaving Saturday, returning Monday, >2.7."i,
Remember that there is a hotel
in the   Lucerne   of  America at
which pilgrims may enjoy all the
comforts of a home, at prices on
a par with the damage levied by
other houses thruout the district,
lhe   Idealistic   Scenery of  this
Beauty Spot in Nature's Wonderland can be best enjoyed  from
the balcony of the [
Newmarket Hotel.
The cuisine supplied assays high.
The bedrooms are   large,   airy
and luxuriously furnished.    The
other accomodations are unexcelled   in   the   Slocan, and  the
brands of bottled comforters kept
in stock are health-giving and
soul-inspiring   when    taken   in
proper quantities.    The proprietor's name is
Henry Stege.
|Au9. 6, 20.        Sept. 3, 17.
1 Oct. 1, 15-
Figures and estimates
cheerfully furnished for all
Booth';& Robinson,
Reco Are. Sandon
The Denver.
Cody Ave. Sandon
Comfortable Rooms
Reasonable Rates
Through Sleeping Car
Kootenau Landing to
Toronto. One Change
to Buffalo.
For time tables, ratesandfull inform
ation  call on or address nearest local
H. W. Harbour.
Agent. Sandon
J. S. Carter        E. J. Coyle,
D P. A. ���^, ***      ^"'
Nelson,B.C.      Vancouver. B. 0.
A Quiet, Orderly, Homelike Hotel
Sandon   Bottling
Manufacturers oi
Carbonated Drinks
of all kinds.
0 00
MENT has just received a consignment
of 50,000  envelopes   from  the W.  J.
Gage company of Toronto.    We  now
have exposed in our stationery stopes
No. 7 and 8 Sterling
White Laid
No. 7 Commercial
No. 7 Government
Bond, Blue
No. 7 Bankers Bond
No. 7 and 8 White
Record Linnen
No. 7 1/2 Linnen Ledger
No. 9 and 10 Legal and
No. 12 Official
You can procure the Commercial,
Sterling, Government Bond or Record
Linnen, neatly and artistically printed
$5.00 pev   {Thousand
I This is the best grade of goods
ever offered for the money in
the camp. Get your orders in
by Mail, Express, Freight,
Packtrain or Ariel Tramway.
Bortt pvocastinate
Cflia offev will not last
2#e papstveak ffob
Bepavtment has no
Forest  Fires Gome  Near Destroying the Tramicay and
The week just closed has been a hard
and exciting one  for  the employees at
the Payne,  and  one  that   might have
terminated in  serious loss to   the company.
A forest fire which had been smouldering for a long time down in the
gulch below the K. & S. track and
last week threatened the terminal and
office, spread up the hill on Tuesday
and Wednesday and burned fiercely
among the dry timber along the Payne
hill. On Wednesday evening a brisk
breeze from the west fanned the flames
and for several hours fifty men worked
like Trojans to save the tramway and
buildings from ruin. It was long after
midnight before the fire passed the
tramway and for many hours the company's improvements on the hillside
would not have been considered a good
risk. Some of the men at the mine
worked 36 hours at a stretch before the
danger was over and it was only by
their untiring vigilance that the prop
erty was saved from complete ruin.
Altho the fires are still burning and
the hose is continually applied about
the office to keep it safe from flying
embers, no further danger is apprehended either to the tramway or buildings.
The Payne tramway and mine buildings could not be replaced for $50,000,
and altho fully insured the inconvenience that would have been incurred
thru their loss would have seriously
hampered the company's operations.
A claim for salvage will be put in to the
insurance company.
No Decision   qioen  in   the  Rabbit
Pato Case.
The application of the Star Mining &
Milling Company for an injunction to
restrain the Byron N. Whilh Company
from working where the ore is alleged
to be taken from the Rabbit Paw
ground came up in the Victoria court
on Wednesday, but no decision has
yet been given, as judgment was reserved. Oscar V. White, who was
present for the Byron N. White Company is expected home today.
Working The Rabbit Pate.
Four men are at work on the Rabbit
Paw property, stripping the ledge and
driving a tunnel to tap it with depth.
About 100 feet of the ledge has been
stripped and open cuts have been made
at intervals for 1000 fee.'. A tunnel
will be started in on the ledge where
the stripping has been done and a crosscut has also been run in ro open up the
ledge below. This is the ledge which
the Star Mining & Milling Company
claims is the Slocan Star ledge and the
lower tunnel is being run in the porphyry dike.
Alex Smith oft the Surprises ha a
Phenomenal Shotcing.
About a year ago Alex Smith, acting
for the Surprise company, of which he
is manager, purchased the Summit and
Bird Fraction mineral claims, adjoining
the Surprise group and the Maud K.
and Wildgoose claims oi ihe Noble
Five, for a small sum, and recently
put a small force to work on the claims.
A ledge was struck close to the summit
and running parallel to the ridge. On
this ledge a shaft has been sunk 16 feet
uncovering one of the most remarkable
showings ever exposed in the district.
The workings have nol been proceeded
with sufficiently to prove the width of
the ledge or the extent ofthe ore chute,
but already at least fifty tons of ore
have been placed on the dump and the
miners are sacking carbonates by the
Big Tunnel is Nearing the Ledge
Fifty Men on the Payroll.
It is now calculated that the long tunnel at the Last Chance is within 50 feet
ofthe Galena ledge and should tap it
within ten days or two weeks. It will
give a depth on the vein of 1600 feet,
the deepest working in the Slocan.
Theare are 50 men on the payroll, 12
working in the long tunnel and the remainder in the mine. Two cars of ore
were shipped this week and the mine
will now be a steady producer. Dr.
Hendryx is still acting as manager and
secretary, Mr. Heap being ill at Banff.
M|���OU i%A* * .-���> 1
We have  the  finest
line of miners'
Rubber Footwear
now on exhibition in
the  city,
shaft has no
for the man in the
gum clothes. Size
up our stock.  o�� ��i��
Thos. Brown,
Main St,, Sandon.
tap, OaU, 3Bran,
and W-fteat at
Having made special  arrangements to receive BailV
Shipments of Oveen (Bvocevies, Jfvesh SButter
and XzggS we are in a position to fill your ordei*. promptly
with irood selected stock.
Special bargains in Ladies Shirt Waists consisting oi
Silks, Organdies, Muslins and All Over Laces. Ready-
made Skirts in Tweeds, Serges, Crash and Ducks.
B few Sailov Wats to Close Out at Cost.
Mens' Furnishings.
The most complete line of shirts ever shown in the
west. Neglige, Cambric, Silk and Flannel! Outing. A
large shipment of ties in latest styles to arrive this week.
tthe f>unter*1kendrick Co., Zimiteb
p. Burns & Co.
mead Office,
Tdeeo Bvenue,
Sandon, 3B. c.
Bealevs Sn
of all


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