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The Paystreak Sep 7, 1901

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Array BOOK V.
Mrs. RadclifTe returned on Monday
from a visit lo Whitby, Ont.
John Keen of Kaslo paid Sandon a
visit on Monday and Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. David Heap returned
on Monday from Banff Hot Springs.
W. Logan and C. W. Ammand left
on Thursday for   Schubenacadie, Nova
The September purchases by the
mines around Sandon were the largest
this year.
Robt. Heddle will leave about the
25th for Detroit, Mich., to visit friends
in the east.
Jesse Martin, the cigar man, visited
Sandon yesterday. He conducts busi-
t'r.-ii* Ka-alo these days.
Mrs. Oscar V. White went to Spokan on Thursday with her two sons,
who will attend school there.
Thos. Jalland, who has been giving
the Enderby store his undivided attention lately, is in town this week.
E. F. McQueen left yesterday for
Kansas City and will go from there to
Detroit on a visit to his relatives.
Labor Day in Sandon was a very
tame affair. A few of the stores were
closed but no attempt was made to demonstrate.
A. C. Garde, superintendent of the
Payne, left on Wednesday for New
Vork and Montreal, He will be away
about six weeks.
J- G. Richardson left last Saturday
for Hartney, Manitoba, where he will
spend the autumn helping to garner
the golden grain.
David W. Moore, ore buyer for the
Trail smelter, spent a couple of days in
the camp this week visiting the Reco
and Goodenough properties.
The owners of the Silver Glance
claim intend to commence shipping
���mmediaiely. It is a high grade dry
ore property near Bear Lake.
The blacksmith shop at the Wonderful was burned on Wednesday evening,
causing a loss  of  $500.     The   other
buildings were saved with great difficulty.
Fred Brennerman,   foreman   at
1 rade Dolla
r, owns a one-third interest
a group of Windermere claims for
which he and his partners have been
offered $30,000 cash.
The new assay
Star was blown in  this
at the Slocan
week and the
N. White Company now do
their own assaying and sampling in a
'aboratory that is a model of neatness
a'-d completeness.
. W. J. Patterson and Harry Stewart
|eft on Wednesday for London, Ont.
the boys will visit the old folks at
home and will afterward gaze on the
s'ghts of Toronto and Buffalo before
returning to the Slocan. ���
Forest fires destroyed 90 feet of tunnel on the Deerslaver property, above
Uxiv, last week by burning out the
l��mber and allowing the workings to
cave. John McKaskill is working the
Property for an Illinois syndicate.
The first snow of the season fell on
the upper levels of Slocan scenery on
Wednesday. It looks pretty ; so pure
and white���and so far away.
Sailor Jack, who has made his headquarters in Kaslo for several months,
returned to Sandon this week. Jack
looks well and hearty considering that
he has resided so long in close proximity to such a large body of water
as Kootenay Lake.
The Noble Five has a small gang at
work repairing the flume where it was
damaged recently by forest fires. The
Five supplies the Last Chance with air
as well as keeping two drills of their
own working and requires the flume to
furnish power for the compressor.
Johnny Buchanan, Charlie Anderson
and Jim Lowden returned on Wednesday from the Windermere, where they
have been prospecting all summer.
The boys say they found plenty of bears
and hard luck but the willing purchaser
is the scarcest animal in the camp.
The ladies of the Catholic church
will hold a bazaar in the Miners' hall on
Saturday, October 5th. Supper will be
served and a program prepared for the
occasion. There will also be a balloting contest with Miss Minnie McKinnon
and Miss Julia MacDonald as favorites.
Sidney Norman has bonded the
Fatineau and Simcoe group of claims
situated at the head of Ten Mile, for a
Cleveland and Detroit syndicate. The
claims carry a high grade dry ore and
are considered very promising. Tom
Reed of Silverton and Charlie Smither-
ingale of the Slocan Drill are the owners.
It is understood that Mr. C. C. Cliffe
intends to make an immediate demand
on the city council for $500 for school
purposes. Mr. Cliffe wants to be
obnoxious to the municipal administration and by virtue of his self-elected
position of school trustee he hopes to be
able to make a little trouble for the
Nelson people are having a hot time
anout their new post office building.
The contract was awarded by the Laurier government to a Quebec Frenchman who knows more about politics
than he does about bricklaying. The
Frenchman wants to scamp the work
but the architect registered a vigorous
protest. The Ottawa authorities have
lately come to the Frenchman's rescue
by instructing the architect to change
his mind or quit. It now looks as
tho Nelson will have a very bum post
office in spite of W. A. Galliher, the
Liberal club, the architect, the board of
trade, the city council and the citizens
generally. All these are overlooked like
a white check when a Frenchman gets
a contract.
A Drilling Record.
Ross & McLeod were the only entries at the drilling contest in Phoenix
on Labor Day. They put down a hole
43^ inches, making a record in drilling against time.
The team went from Phoenix to Spokan, where they intend to enter against
all comesr. They are prepared to drill
for   the   championship  of the   world
for any money.
A regular meeting of the city council
was held on Monday evening. There
were present Aldermen Cameron,
Duffy, Folliott and Jalland.
In the absence of the Mayor Lovatt,
Alderman Jalland took the chair, The
minutes of the last meeting were read
and adopted.
C. E. Lyons, returning officer, notified the council that no nomination had
been received for the position of alderman. It was moved by alderman
Dufty, seconded by Alderman Folliott
that Robert Cunning be elected alderman by acclamation.    Carried.
Following this motion a recess of 15
minutes was delared during which
Robert Cunning was notified of his
election. The new aldermen came to
the city hall, made the statuory declarations and took his seat, whereupon
business was resumed.
The following correspondence was
From J. D. McLeod applying for appointment as chief of police.
From E. A. Cameron withdrawing
account for labor on removing a jam
from Carpenter creek.
From E. A. Brown, architect, certifying to completion of building as per
contract by Folliott & McMillan.
From F. C. Sewell, report regarding
city books.
From the finance committee, recommendations regarding bills presented.
From the scavenger department, report for August.        u.
From W. H. Lilly,  statement of his
position with regard to the city finances.
The following accounts, recommended for payment by the finance committee were accepted.
Neil Mclnnes, July and Aug....$220 00
Geo. Waite, July and Aug  200 00
W. H. Lilly, July and Aug     50 00
W. H. Lilly, City Clerk, July.. 60 00
C. E. Lyons, City Clerk, July... 18 00
C. E. Lyons, City Clerk, Aug...    60 00
H. Giegerieh, feedacc't, July.. 27 70
H. Giegerieh, feedacc't, Aug...    17 94
Paystreak, printing     17 50
G. H. Murhard prisoners board     5 00
W.J. Parham         85
Neil Mclnnes prisoner to Nelson 10 55
Alex Crawford, blacksmithing..    16 25
H.  Byers&Co     10 15
Geo.  Waite, labor scavenging
for July     17 5��
Geo.  Waite, labor scavenging
for Aug     17 50
Payroll for removing jam from
creek at Burtons    31 00
Canadian Bank of Commerce... 45 00
The report of Geoge Waite was accepted. Statement of W. H. Lilly laid
over for further consideration and the
and the city clerk instructed to demand
a report from the police magistrate for
July and August. The report of F. C.
Sewell was accepted.
The following notes were attached to
the report submitted by Mr. Sewell.
Re Water and Light���The S. W. &
L. Co. present an account of $1,281.02,
being a balance owing by the city previous to operation of present contract;
this is not included in the above statement as I have # been given to understand the amount was offset by J. M.
Harris et al unpaid taxes previous to
Re Sinking Fund���The amount due
to the sinking fund May ist, 1901, is
$1,739.71. Provision should be made
for the annual amount of $857.00 out
of this year's revenue also interest on
the $1,739.81 from May ist to the end
of year at 3 per cent per annum. No
sinking fund has as yet been provided.
Re 1900 Taxes���The collector's roll
has been taken as a basis for the statement of arrears of taxes, as it was impossible to use the assessment roll in
connection with the collector's roll owing to the very numerous discrepancies
existing between them. There are no
records available of the transactions of
the court of revision for the year 1900,
consequently it is impossible to ascertain whether the above mentioned discrepancies are errors on the part of the
assessor and collector or alterations in
the rolls authorized by the court of
revision. I would state, however, that
many of the discrepancies are very
plainly gross errors, made in transferring items from the assessor's to the
collector's rolls.
I would also state that the whole
rating for the year 1900 is incorrect
and illegal, the full value of improvements being taxed instead of 50 per
cent of same as provided by Statute,
(see Municipal Clauses Act B. S. B. C.
and amendments.)
Concerning the methods used to arrive at items of assets and liabilities, I
have no doubt that Mr. Lyons, city
clerk will be pleased to furnish any
information required, as also I will myself.    I am, gentlemen,
Yours respectfully,
Alderman Cameron moved and Alderman Duffy seconded that the assessment roll be returned to the city council on or before the 9th day of September and that the Court of Revision
meets on the 19th of October. Aldermen Folliott, Jalland, Cameron, Cunning and Duffy will compose the court.
E. A. Cameron gave notice that he
intends to submit an amendment to bylaw No. 22 at the next meeting, cutting
down the peddlers and hawkers license
fee from $250 to $100 for every six
Moved by Thomas Duffy seconded
by Robt. Cunning that it shall be
deemed lawful for the acting mayor to
sign warrants.
On motion the council adjourned.
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Genesis of
* Ove Beposits.
AH mineral deposits were formed by
streams, flowing on the surface of the
earth at the time the deposits were
The minerals were in solution and
by crystallization and precipitation
formed deposits of quartz, etc., on the
bed of the streams.
The size of the vein and its ore bodies is governed by the size of the
The best ore will be found where the
stream flowed quietly. Rich ore was
not formed where the current was
rapid, and if so found will carry proof
of its having been broken from the
main body and transported to its present lodging place.
In the early history of the world the
surface of the earth was not so irregular as it is today. Nevertheless, as the
surface cooled there were flowing
streams. These streams formed deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, etc.,
with their usual accompaniments
The first deposits were sulphide in character. Where these deposits were in
such places in the stream bed as to be
continually under water they continue
to remain pyratic. Where, however,
the vein matter was alternately beneath
the stream and exposed to the air, the
ores become oxidized.
The original surface of the earth
when mineral was first deposited was
granite, and as a natural consequence
the veins were formed in this rock.
Vein-forming streams, having their
sources on granite ridges, can be traced
to where they have, in reaching lower
levels, flowed over gneiss, slate, quartz-
ite and limestone, so the same vein
may be found in what are usually classed as different geological ages and
Some veins were formed before the
elevation    of  the   present   mountain
ranges and in some instances the mineral-bearing streams continued to flow
after the mountains were partly elevated.    In some important mineral-bearing sections, where the precious metal
deposits are in  veins in the foothills,
the pay chute will be observed to take
a general direction corresponding to the
course of the   range   itself, and   there
will be   parallel   veins.   The   nearest
will be   perpendicular,   another   at an
angle less steep, and oftentimes a vein���
the last deposit���practically blanket in
charaoter.    Following the first disturbance of the earth's surface���metamor-
phic or otherwise���the country between
the elevations was   levelled down, the
lower places being filled with the detrius
from places above.    In time the streams
"" found new beds and new deposits were
made   thereon.      In   some   sections a
number of local   disturbances occured
and a number of veins are accordingly
found at different angles.
In the process of cooling the exterior
crust of the earth was crumpled by
lajteral pressure, some portions of the
earth being elevated and other portions
depressed. In other instances the
crust of the earth was disturbed by volcanic action. The position in which a
a mineral-bearing vein is found is dependent upon the manner in which a
certain section of the surface has been
elevated. The elevation of a given section might have been produced in such
a way as to tilt the ore deposit to the
side or set it on end. As a matter of
fact, however, the ore deposits set on
end are the exceptions ; most of them
being found on their sides.
The discoveries leading to the conclusions above outlined form a theory,
the beauty of which lies in its practicability���its usefulness in everyday work
in the mines. One has a theory of vein
formation on which he can depend,
which fits his mine, and which does not
constantly require some new theory to
explain slight changes in a vein or the
formation in which it is found. One
truth always harmonizes with every
other truth, and, unlike the theory of
metasomatic action, the shearage zone
theory, this theory explains the most
peculiar and complex situation. One
familiar with it soon learns to gain confidence in his ability to go from one
chute of pay ore in his mine to another
of like character.
It stands a man in hand to be cautious
about criticising theories that have been
handed down thru the centuries, but
after having attempted to apply them
in a practical way, only to meet with
failure, what is he to do? It seems to
me thai the wise man will stop and investigate and see if the theory is not at
fault. The writer is not alone in having abandoned the idea of veins having
been formed in fissure.���Matt W.
Alderson in Western Mining World.
City of Sandon Court of Revision
NOTICE ia hereby given that the annual
sitting of the Court of Revision for the pur-
of hearing all complaints against the assessment for the year 1901 as made by the assessor
of the City of Sandon, B. C. will be held in the
Council Chamber, City Hall, Sandon, B. C, on
Saturday Oct. 19th 1901 at 10 o'clock a. m.
C. E. LY0N8,
City Clerk.
Notice to Creditors.
In the matter of the estate of James Williamson, late of the City of Sandon, B. C, Merchant, deceased.
to the -'Trustees and Executors Act," that,
all creditors and others having claims against
the Estate of the said James Williamson,
who died on the 22nd day of July, A. D.. 1901,
are required, on or before the 1st day of October 1901, to send by post prepaid, or deliver
to F. L. Christie, of the Atherton Block, Sandon, B. O, Solicitor for Mary Elizabeth Williamson the administratrix of the estate of
James Williamson, their christian and sur
names, addresses and descriptions and full
particulars of their claims, the statement of
their accounts and the nature of the securities, if any, held by them.
And Notice is hereby further given that immediately after such last mentioned date the
said administratrix will proceed to distribute
the assets of the deceased among the parties
entitled thereto, having regard only to the
claims of which she shall then have notice;
and that the said administratrix will not be
liable for the said assets or any part thereof
to any person or persons of whose claims notice
shall not have been received by her at the
time of such distribution
Solicitor for the Admistratrix.
Dated the 27th day of August, A. D., 1901.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, the undersigned have given a lease and bond on the
Snowdon and Bristol Fraotion Mineral Claims
situated on Four Mile Creek, and that I assume no responsibility for debts contracted
by the lessees and bondeea.
Dated at Sandon this 1st day of Aug., 1901.
To J. R. Cameron 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 office for the
Slocan Mining Division.
You are hereby notified that I, Philip J.
Hickey, acting as agent for J. D. Farrell and
Volney D. Williamson, have caused to be expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon the above-mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral
Act, and if within ninety days 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 the
subscriber under Section 4 of an Act entitled
"An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, 1900."
Dated this Ath Day of August, 19C1.
To A. R. Porter, J. R. Cameron and Chas.
Haller or any parties to whom A. R. Porter,
J. R. Cameron or Chas, Haller may have
transferred interest or interests in the Pal-
mico and Bell Mineral claims, situated near
Cody, and recorded in the Recorder's office of
the Slocan mining division.
You are hereby notified that I, Philip J.
Hickey, acting as agent for J. D. Farrell and
Volney D. Williamson have caused to be expended one hundred dollars each in labor and
improvements upon the above mentioned
mineral claims under the provisions of the
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 cost of advertising, your
interest in said property will become the sub-
scribers under section IV. of an act entitled
'-An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, 1900."
Dated this 29th day of July, 1991.
Application for Transfer of Liquor License.
NOTICE Ib hereby given that thiity days
from date hereof we, the undersigned, intend
to,apply to the License Commissioners of the
city of Sandon for a transfer to us of the
liquor license formerly held by Mrs. Annie
Egan of the Palace Hotel.
Dated at Sandon this 24th day of Aug., 1901.
Certificate of Improvements.
Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West
Kootenay District Where located: One
quarter of one mile South West of Cody
TAKE NOTICE that I, A. B. Docksteader,
as agent for Frederick A. Henneberg, Free
Miner's Certificate No, B52224, and John Docksteader, Free Miners' Certiflcate No, B52281,
intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action  under
section 37 must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificates of Improvements
Dated this 27th day of August, A. D. 1901.
E. A. BROWN, M. E.
Underground Surveys t
and Examinations. Dc
vclopmcnt and Assess*
mrnt Work. Surveys
and Estimates made for
Virginia Block, Sandon, B.C.
A. F. & A. M,
Regular Communication heM first Thm
day in each month in Masonic Hall at8p 1
Sojourning brethern are cordiiillv invited'to
A. B. DOCKSTEADER, Secretary.
F. L. Christie,
La L.   B.,
Sandon Cartage Co.
Express, Baggage,
and Cartage.
Delivery to all  Parts of the City.
Established iko.V
Sandon. B. C.
Notary Public.
Insurance and Mlninfl
Mining Stocks bought ami sold. General agent for Slocan Properties
Promising  Prospects for Sale.
Sartdon Miners'
Subscribers, $1 per month; Private
patients, $2 per day, exclusive of
Expense of Physician or Surgeon
and Drugs.
Open To The Public.
DR. W. E. GOMM,   Attendant Phy��ict����
J. H. MCNEILL, Pres. Hospital Board.
Ship Your Trophies ofthe Chase to
Harry W. Edwards,
Revelstoke,    B. C-
He will stuff and mount  In L.
style any Bird, Beast,  Reptile of J"
that you can present.    You do tlie
ing.    We do the rest.
*L O. O. F.
Meetings  in the Union  Hail every���      -
Evening at 7:80.   Visiting Brethern
invited to attend.
delation* of Kailwape
to Vf)eir Mmplopes.
3Bp the -Headlight Philosofev,
In tlie category of railroading there is
no more important question, than that
of relations of the company and employe. Under the present system there
is a continued feeling of unrest on both
sides; each is suspicious qf the other
and ever on the alert for what are considered enroachments. The facts and
conditions which lead to this mistrust
on the part of the company and its employes are worthy of considerable study
as they supply the ground work for
every strike that ever occurred on a
railroad. In view of the recent troubles
j on Canada's greatest highway a diag-
j nosis of the subject will commend itself
to those studying the economic conditions oi the day.
Why, the inquirer naturally asks,
should this fight be carried to such extremes ? It is clear both parties have
lost money. The railway system is ii\
such bad repair that a year's work will
not put it back to where it was before
the strike. The company has lost
several millions, not so much in damage to their property as in freight and
passenger traffic which it failed to get
on account of the strike. The trackmen have lost their wages for two
What are the causes which  lead to
such contests?
The answer can be found in a record
of past experiences. No concession of
any consequence has ever been granted
by any railway corporation without a
strike. There are instances, altho
scarce, where, due to a victory of employes on other lines, concessions have
been granted without a suspension of
labor, but the suspension was invariably threatened and the strength of
organized employes was feared by the
I company.
To a great extent, except in the case
of unskilled labor, the late lamented
Adam Smith's law of supply and demand does not hold good, and it seems
incontrovertible that were it not for this
organized effort of railway employes
not a concession, in wages, condition,
promotion or recognition would ever
have been granted.
The railwaymen's organizations met
the corporations on their own ground.
The corporations themselves created
the necessity for it. From the organization of labor a comprehensive system
of classtfacation of labor and remuneration has grown up to take the place
��f the chaotic mass of inconsistencies
which prevailed before the employe's
labor was sysemattcally graded and as
systmatically remunerated. This state
of affairs, althotargely beneficial to the
corporations, wis only forced on them
by a hard fight.
By their continued atagonism to the
efforts of employes who strive to better
their condition the corporations have
aroused the enmity and distrust of the
very factors which could otherwise be
employed to further their interests.
This has necessitated continued resort
to the methods mentioned in our last
paper on "Railroads in Politics."
Plainly speaking, they must bribe right
and left to swing public sentiment in
their favor and maintain prestage. If
the employe were satisfied the necessity
for this bribery of newspaper, politicians
and legislatures would not exist for the
simple reason that public sentiment
against the railroads would not exist to
nearly such an extent that it does now
and the employe could be counted on
to loyal support the company.
On the contrary, what do we see?
Every suggestion emanating from the
corporation, however disinterested,
looking to the bettement of the employe
whether compulsory or non-compulsory,
is commented on with distrust and suspicion. This feeling places a bar to
philantrophic motives often genuinely
conceived in good intent to the employe and it is self evident that when
matters are viewed in this light the
employe cannot be counted on for any
assistance, politically or morally.
It is a profound truth that the transportation problem is of such a nature,
that the differences between the corporations and their employes should not
be forced on the public to its danger,
loss and inconvenience. It is self-evident that all cause for such differences
should be removed. It should not be
necessary for the army of employes to
maintain a fighting machine to look
after their interests. Neither should
public interests be made to suffer thru
the friction between this fighting machine of the employes and aggressive
officials of the corporation.
We will state what we believe to be
a cause which leads to much if not all
of the antagonism existing.    It is over
capitalization. The corporation, in the
effort to force a return on fictitious capitalization, must of necessity be coldblooded in its treatment both of employe
and public. Stock and bond holders
connot come out plainly and declare
thru their presidents and directors that they have a certain honestly-
invested capital on which they demand
interest before conceeding the demands
of employes. They must win, or strive
to win, by sheer force. Their stock is
largely water, not capital invested, and
the underpaid labor of the employe is
paying a large part of the dividends on
this water. Every concession made to
employes limits the amount ef water
that can be added to the stocks and
bonds of the road. Consequently, it is
not a case of right but of might.
The stockholder cannot recede from
this stand because of the falsity of his
position. He is endeavoring to force a
real return on something which is intangible, non-existant, having no value,
being only based on enormous profits
already or prospectively wrung from the
employe and people, and he will resist
their demands until resistance is useless, and under present conditions does
resist until employe and people are
roused to the limit of endurance.
We believe there is a remedy for the
conditions now existing. It should not
be necessary for the corporations to be
placed in such a false position that they
must needs bribe to maintain their
standing; to oppress their employes
and wring their pound of flesh from
the public. The people of Canada
have not been wise in their control of
the situation. They have permitted
this vital factor of trade to thus become
corrupt. As an escape they seek relief
in alien competition. These alien
roads prey on our commerce to the loss
of Canadian roads. In reprisal, Canadian roads invade United States territory. This condition is deplorable in
itself, inasmuch as this construction by
Canadian roads in United Slates territory should rather be directed to opening up new fields in Canada.
There should be no necessity for an
alien competative road north of the
49th parallel. Connections with Ameri
can roads should be at the boundary.
This piracy of alien roads entering our
country and drawing oft our trade and
commerce to the upbuilding of American interests is a direct result of overcapitalization.
If Canadian railroads were capitalized on real values instead of water,
and their private management was
under government supervision with
provisions that surplus profits, over
and above a reasonable interest, should
be applied to bettering the road, lowering rates and raising wages, the situation would be immensely improved.
Our commerce ^would tremendously increase, railroad securities would be on
a par with government bonds, and,
greatest of all, employees would be
well paid.
Observant railroad men do not express themselves in favor of government
ownership of railways. They see the
results therefrom in the systems existing both politically and practically.
They believe the private ownership
could serve the public interest more
wisely, relying on the benefit of past experience in operation. Of necessity
these men are competent judges.
We believe, as they believe, that the
service would be improved and the
public financially benefited in lower
rates by the retirement of this element
of over-capitaliZation. The employe
sees in this element his real enemy, depriving him of his just dues, and the
people will soon awaken to the danger
of its menace to the public weal. Why
should employe and people be bled to
support interloping promoters whp
hide enormous profits in obligation-
bearing securities?
The Denver.
Cody Ave.
Comfortable Rooms
Reasonable Rates
A Quiet, Orderly, Homelike Hotel
That is what everyone wants who orders
a suit of clothes or pair of trousers. We
guaaantee SATISFACTION to all our customers.    Leave your order with us far a
The Paystreak.
Published Every Saturday in the heart of the Richest White
Metal Camp on Earth.
Operated in the interests of the Editor,
Electors of Yale-Cariboo-Kootenay favored partyism at the polls.
Now let them take lots of it. Rub it
in your hair and say you like it, you
bone-headed partyites.
Subscription   -   -   -   -   $2.00 a year.
Strictly in advance.
Specimens Shipped on Suspicion.
William Mac Adams,   -   Publisher and Proprietor.
Down in Burningham, Alabama,
negro clergymen have issued circulars
to members of their flock imploring
them not to go north to take the place
of striking steel workers.
Such action may be considered
orthodox and Christ-like by the John
Jaspers of Birmingham, but it would
never do in the north. White clergymen never throw off On themselves by
taking sides with the toilers. They
handle a modern brand of Christianity
much better adapted to the political
economy of the contribution box. The
church no longer stoops, as in days of
old, to uplift the least of these its
brethern. It serves rather as a sort of
theological hoisting works by aid of
which present-day Pharisees exalt
themselves to pinnacles of social eminence which they could not reach were
their lives and actions not shrouded
by the cloak of hypocrisy from the
searchlight of truth.
So painfully and universally true
is this in these latter days of burlesque
freedom that when a few simple negro
deciples of Christ in the far off city of
Birmingham step forth from the beaten
trail and declare themselves friends of
the toilers their action occasions widespread surprise and becomes a topic of
international comment.
The church which stands by the
task-masters and countenances the
horrible wage slavery of today is the
same church which stood by the taskmasters and countenanced the scarcely
less horrible chattle slavery in the
southern states. The situation has
changed little. The spirit of the
church has changed less. It stands
today where it has stood since the
Nicean congress���an ally of the oppressor, worshipping the god of gold
in the camps of the mighty wicked.
Yale-Cariboo-Kootenay deserves
all the disappointment it has fallen heir
to in Big Bill Gallihef. This constituency turned a good man down because
he exhibited the banner of independence and elected a sheep because h��
blindly followod the party bell-weather.
Now Cris Foley is doing more for
Kootenay out of parliament than Bill
Galliher is accomplishing in it.
If James Dunsmuir is the wise
and wide awake business man he is
credited with being he has an excellent
opportunity to display the business
ability of his business government
right here in the Slocan. A couple of
million of provincial money invested in
smelters and refineries would send the
the Slocan ricocheting thru the vale of
adversity to the goal of prosperity like
a steer thru a cornfield. Come on
Jimmy ; get your money down. The
people of British Cotumbia are with
any government that will play the
The C. P. R. has offered to extend the Lardo road to Ferguson if the
property-owners   of  that   camp   will
fuarantee an output of 100 tons a day.
erguson should be able to call that.
But at the present moment two railways are operating in the Slocan on
an output what will not average over
75 tons a day.
Ex-Mayor Alfred F. Andrews of
Winnipeg has offered a reward of $100
to the first man who can point out any
radical difference between the Liberal
and the Conservative parties.
One aspirant claims the prize for
pointing out that one party���he wasn't
dead sure which���belongs to MacKenzie & Mann while the other party
belongs to Mann & MacKenzie.
Another contestant for the purse
asservates that the Liberal party and
the Conservative party are two thieves
between whom the public is crucified.
As one is found on the right hand at
Parliament Hill and the other on the
left no other distinguishing feature
should be necessary in order'to establish a difference.
Considering the number of outfits
that have headed north this summer it
seems that the Arctic Ocean is used
mainly for purposes of exploration.
As most of these exploring parties
started about the same time, as each
has about the same distance to travel
and all are headed for exactly the same
spot, the lookouts will have to be particularly vigilant when nearing the
pole or serious collisions may occur.
Last week John McKaskill lost
90 feet of tunnel by fire. This suggests a new risk for enterprizing insurance companies.
We once knew a lightning rod
agent who  purchased 2280 feet of  an
artesion well at Deloraine, Manitoba
which he cut up into three foot length'
and peddled around the country for
post holes. This Cody circumstance
however, outpoints the novelty of the
Manitoba enterprize in the first round
When the Le Roi meeting was
held in London the police were in attendance. Whitaker Wright did not
show up. A mere co-incidence, of
The Duke is late. He will land
in Canada about the 12th. Several
spasms of illuminated addresses have
been prepared and will be inflicted 00
him in rapid succession. Quebec wi!
light large hand-made bonfires to celebrate his arrival. Ottawa will run the
Duke into a made-to-order lumber
shanty and force after-dinner oratory
on him while a fiddler up on a barrel
plays shanty music in his ear. Toronto will illuminate the post office and
shoot the chin wheels into him before
an audience consisting of the whole
town. Winnipeg will show him the
stock yards and a 40-inch separator in
motion while Vancover should be able
to exhibit a few wild cat stocks and a
gold brick or two.
The whole of his program is not
yet known but if the prince saunters
back to the fog-laden monotony of old
London without visiting Sandon only
absolute ignorance of what he missed
will avert death from remorse. Come
on Yorkey. Pull your freight for the
greatest white metal camp on earth.
Wend your aristocratic way in among
the snow-capped sierras of the Silvery
Slocan and we will set the pace for you
in a way that will make your head
swim. Not a soul in the camp will
attempt to deliver an address. Leave
your boiled shirt and store clothes on
the main line. No one will cast it up
to you that you are a prince. No man
is responsible for the accident of his
birth ; the mine camp holds no malice.
You couldn't help it. The boys would
just like one chance to extend that
old-fashioned, glad-hand, come-and-
have-something freedom of the frontier
to you even if your father is a king.
If you would like it that way we will
cut all the wires, rough-lock the railroads, suspend the mail service and
run all the reporters and kodak fiends
down the gulch to Three Forks ; then,
far from the madd'ning crowd, divorced
from the' silly world of foible and
furbelow you can hit the high places to
your heart's content. Yorkey if yoU
have never painted a town before you
should do so now. Come and take a
long chance with the boys from tne
hills. You don't know how much tun
we have out west. Here is wher
everybody gets an even break. -������ ���**���-
See our Stock of
Summer Shirts
Under clofyes.
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.
��. 7L Mtf)Cttonf Co
lb. 3Bpers & Co.
Bealers in
mine and mill
Ove Qavs,
Steel Kails,
Canton Steel,
powder, Caps and fuse.
Stoves at
Sandon   *   Melson   %   Vtaslo
Me lead fit Cheap prices
Were is an Bssap of What
We Can do in the
White Shirts $i 25
Collars       25
Canadian Overalls  1 00
Blue and Black Twill Serge Shirts  1 75
Fancy Colored Shirts, Collars, Cuffs at'd 1 25
Black Working Shirts....  1 25
Flannelette Reggato Shirts Collars at'd.  1 00
Silk Front Shirts  1 25
$   75
* 25
1 00
1 00
A large range of Fedora Hats, from $1.50 to $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.
BWert BaViO, tObe miners' traitor-.
Rossland Engineer's Works ^SS^Si
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 MACHIEERY. For Sale:-One 5 ft. Pelton water wheel under 600 ft, 8 to lfi
spiral pipe, one 10x6x18 and side packed plunger sinking pump. Rock Drills, St oping
Cars, etc, etc
Agents for Northey Pumos���Stock Carried,
P.O. Box 198,
Third Ave,, Rossland
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ft   ft
A Kansas Grieoance.
A wholesale liquor dealer in Kansas
City lately received from a customer
the following appeal and lamentation.
Coldwater, Kan., 1901.
Dear Sir:���I take my pen in hand to
let you know that while I a'nt neither
a bigot noraphanatic the vile stuff yore
a-sending out here is but durned little
short of diabollycal. It fills our arm-
houses full of porpers and our abdough-
mens full of great holes and when
poured into a glass it takes hold and
itches it in fine shape, and who, I ask
you, wants his stomak itched all over
with phantastic patterns like a gosh-
blamed tatooted man turned out-side
in ? A man takes a drink of it today
and day after tomorrow shakes his
head and is drunk again; and yet I
spose you wonder how we tollyrate
Mrs. Nation. If the feet ofthe vile
stuff you traffic in don't take hold in
hell, as the feller says, I don't want a
a cent.
John E. Swaggerty, a friend of mine,
he took but two consecutive drinks out
of a jug of liquor he got from you and
he died a-hollerin he'd swallered the
Salvation Army. Now no licker dealer
who wants to get along in this life can
afford to waste his customers like that
and if you don't take to sending us a
better grade of goods in return for our
money, you'll drive us all into Prohibition ranks in self defence. A word to
the wise is or ort to be sufficient. Yours
J. H. Klawback.
Cheap at Twice the Price.
An Oklahoma editor who is a deep
thinker has fixed a table of rates for
publishing things "not as they seem."
Here is his schedule : "For calling a
man a successful citizen when everyone
knows he is lazier than a government
mule, $2.75 ; referring to a deceased
citizen as one who is mourned by the
entire community when we know he
will only be missed by the poker circles,
$1.08 ; referring to some gallavanting
hussy os an estimable lady whom it is a
pleasure to meet when every business
man in town would rather see the
devil himself coming, hoof, horns and
all, $3.19 ; calling a common pulpit
rounder an eminent devine, 90 cents ;
sending a tough sinner to heaven with
poetry, $5.00."
The Union Heard From.
Hu'lda Christian,   the kitchen's blonde
boss to her horrified mistress spoke
"Aye tank dot Aye vill  haf no  more of
dese midnight lunjes, nod me !
Aye vill nod  figs up de   devilea  ham,
ven you come home from de show.
If you vant it so bad you yust ask dat
he, de devil, come up from below !
De union is standing righd by me, Aye
fear not vat you skal do���
Aye vant   my   riagds   as a sleeber, to
sleep every efening right droo !"
At a meeting of the 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 its principles to avoid
patronizing the Japaneze laundry now
in operation in this city. "
Gale's BartlLp
Is the best Tonsorial  Establishment in the Slocan.
Balmoral Building Main St.
filbert  Cafe.
Open Day and Night.
Best Meals in Town.
Everything Necessary- to
Satisfy the Internal
Bmerican and
European 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 oZ mcmtllan
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
Bap at
fresb fruit
No. 4 K. W. C. BLOCK, NELSON, B. C.
Gold, Silver-Lead and Copper mines wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLING GOLD properties wanted for Eastern investors.
Parties having mining property for sale are requested to send samples of their oro to the
EXCHANGE for exhibition.
All samples should be sent by express PREPAID. ���
Correspondence solicited.   Address all communications to
Telephone No. M.   P. O. Box, 700 ANDREW P. ROSENHERQER, Nelson, B. C.
bargains in
In order to close out a few lines of GFNTLE-
MEN'S FINE SHOES we are offering
some great bargains.     Look in the Window.
\i; L. Grimmett,
L. L. B.,
B. C.
Just received a brand
new slock 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.
Should y jur meanderings about
this mundane sphere take you to
Neto Denoer
Remember that there is a hotel
in the Lucerne of America at
which pilgrims ma> enjoy all the
comforts of a home, at prices on
a par with the damage levied by
other houses thruout the district.
The 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 proprie-
tor's name is
Henry Stege.
Sept. 3, 17.    Oct. 1, 15.
Through Sleeping Car
Kootenay Landing to
Toronto. One Change
to Buffalo.
For time tables, rates and full inform
ation call on or address nearest local
H. W. Harbour.
J. S. Carter
D. P. A.
Nelson, B. O.
B. J. Coyle,
A. Q. P. A.,
Vancouver, B. 0.
The Most Complete  Health Resort on
the Continent* of North America.
Situated    'midet/ Scenery   Unrivalled   for
Halcyon Hot Springs
S��� Sanitarium^
Halcuo j Springs, Arrow Lake B. G.
Ter'Ag, $15 to 418 per week, according
-to residence in Hotel or Villas.
Its FJaths cure all Nervous and Muscular Diseases.    Its waters heal all
/   Liver, Kidney and Stomach
.Ailments and Metallic  Poisoning.
Telegraphic   Communication with al
F parts of the World.
|Two Mails arrive and depart Every Day
Sunday excursion rate good leaving Saturday, returning Monday, W.75.
fresf) Vegetables
4 Carrots Beetm ��
I   Cabbage      %mm**Msmm
1    ZettUCe -8 **rge Consignment
��   Onions snotmnoeo.
��   Vtaoishez ) i^mmmm**Mm
|   Cucumbers] |
���fallanti 3Bros.
Sandon   *   *   ^British Columbia
5 0000
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 JO Legal and
Cartridge ���
No. 12 Official
You can procure the Commercial,
Sterling, Government Bond or Record
Linnen, neatly and artistically printed
$5.00 per  thousand
This is the best grade of goods
ever offered for the money in
the camp. Get your orders in
by Mail, Express, Freight,
Packt) am or Ariel Tramway.
Bont pvocastinate
XXhis offer will not last
XLhe papstreah &ob
Bepartment has no<
I    \ I
'I :
H ��� -i
Attempted   Assassination   in   the
Temple of Music At Buffalo.
A dispatch was received in town yesterday stating that President McKinley
was shot twice in the stomach while
in the Temple of Music, Buffalo. The
man who did the shooting was captured. His name is Fred Nieman and
he is reported to be from Detroit. The
shooting took place yesterday afternoon
about 2:30. At the last reports McKinley was in the World's Fair hospital as
he was too low to remove from the
grounds. His condition was considered very serious and he may not live.
No details are yet obtainable.
Another General Shuffle in the Legislature.   " Where are We at?"
^ The wheel of destiny once more revolved at Victoria and another general
shuffle of government, opposition, cabinet ministers and would-bes has taken
place. This mix-up has everything before it out-spotted. The government
party and the opposition are so badly
mixed up that nobody seems to know
whether they are in the government or
the opposition. Only one thing seems
plain���Joe Martin is on top. Dunsmuir has chosen J. C. Brown from the
ranks of the former opposition to be
minister of education. Prentice threatened to quit and Dunsmuir gagged him
with the portfolio of finance. Dick
McBride threw up his job as minister
of mines and says he is done with the
Dunsmuir government. Eberts is busy
straightening up matters around his
office and intends to cash in next week.
Tatlow has bucked over the traces.
Helmcken don't know where he is at.
Martin, Mclnnes & Co. say they will
support Dunsmuir. Smith Curtis has
appointed himself leader of the opposition, which is now composed of former government men, and wants the
lieutenant-governor to call a special
session so that he can get a chance to
turn Joe Martin and Jim Dunsmuir out.
The British Columbia legislature has
been in the business of manufacturing
precedents for some time back, but this
last shuffie is the prize package,
should be dramatized.
The Simtlkameen Coal Co.
H. H. Pitts, who is one of the directors of the Similkameen Coal Co.,
was in,town  from   Nelson for  a   few
days this week conferring with the
local shareholders. The affairs of the
syndicate are in a very promising condition. W. W. Fallows was appointed
Slocan agent for the company and a
few shares placed in his hands for sale.
All ths shares of the syndicate are held
either in Sandon or Nelson and nearly
every shareholder is thoroly conversant
with the mining business.
The Beatrice, one of the star claims
of the Lardeau district, changed hands
this week. A two-thirds interest was
bonded for $50,000.
A limited number of shares in
the Similkameen Valley Coal
Co,, Limited. For further particulars apply to
Sandon, B. 0.
The Art Piano of Canada.
Heintzman Co.
Toronto,   Ont.
Thomas. Duffy,
Sandon ��� B, C.
Mining Properties Examined  and   Reports
Made.   Will Open up Mining Properties by
Contract or Salary.   Twenty Years'
Sandon   Bottling
'���e*-! ���*���*���>
Manufacturers or
Carbonated Drinks
of all kinds.
I Mverpthing    |
8      Wou Wear \
Should be purchased
on a common sense
basis. You cannot
get something for
nothing. THe man
who buys cheap
shoddy is not only
the poorest but the
most expensively
dressed. He does
not get the worth of
his money. The man
who buys good
clothes t dresses for
less money. The
best is the cheapest
every time. There
is a large difference
between purchasing
cheap goods and
purchasing goods
cheap.     o��    3   o��
ap> @ats> 3Bran,
and WLfteat at
Having made special arrangements to receive Baity
Shipments of (Breen Groceries, fresh 3Buttcv
and XZggS we are in a position to fill your orders promptly
with good selected stock.
Special bargains in Ladies Shirt Waists consisting of
Silks, Org-andies, Muslins and All Over Laces. Ready-
made Skirts if\ Tweeds, Serges, Crash and Ducks.
B few Sailor MSats to Close Out at Cost
Mens' Furnishings.
The most complete line of shirts ever shown in the
west. Neglige, Cambric, Silk and Flannell Outing. \
large shipment of ties in latest styles to arrive this week.
IThe tounter&enorick Co., Zimiteo
g    See ear Stock.    5
fftfro*. SBrown. \
p. Burns & Co.
mftead Office,
Welson, aB. c.
Keco Bvenue,
Sandon, 3B. C.
{       Dealers 3n


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