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Sil^rerton, _B. C.
2v£.   Knowles.   Prop.
To the Electors of Ihe Slocan Riding of
tlie Nest Kootenav Electoral District:
Having received the unanimous nomination of the Liberal Convention held
in Bandl n on the 18th. day ol May, 1000,
and deeming it to be absolutely"noces-
HHi-y in tne interest of the people of this
Riding that there be sleeted a representative pledged to Ihe principles of
justice and good government and WOfk-
ing In accordance with the platform of
the Hon. Jus Martin, as enunciated by
him, und pledged lo the supp nt of the
Government   and   believing that the
interests of the toiling musses arc paramount to ull others I doherby pledge
myself to advance and protect lhe interests nnd rights of labor and to support
the platform of the Hon Joseph Martin,
which is published below. Rut as the
causes which led to the Insertion ill the
said platform of the clause relating to
the plebiscite in reference to the Kiglit-
Hmir Lnw no longer exist the Huh.
Joseph Martin and his colleagues have
now declared thut no such plebiscite
shall bo tnken, and in Ibis I lentily
concur, t, therefore, h'ave the honor to
solicit your voles and influence.
Respectfully submitted,
I um, Genlleir.en, yours sincerely,
Gi_o T Rank.
The   Fourth
Aniiii.il Celebration
(inltl       Alnlalu Stay      Here—The
Prize    winners    .mil    f'->llt«>nt.-iiitM.
Silverton, Nelaon, Trail, Ymir. Kaslo, Sandon,
New Denver, Cascade City, Grand Porks, Sirdar
Midway ami lirrenweod.
Are You Locking For
Siylish goods?
The Tailor:   Silierton, I. C.
are now
a nice assortment of
and the very latest
T*ie Wm. Hunter Oo., Ivtct..
Fj.AITol.M   OF   TIIK   llo\ JoSICI'll M A IIT !..\
1. The abolitiad ot lhe (200 deposit
for candidates for the Legislature,
2. The bringing Into force, ua soon ns
arrangements can be completed, of the
Torrens Itegistry system.
.'!. The redistribution of the cnnsiit-
neiicies on the basis of papulation, allowing to Bparsley populated districts a
uorportiunately larger representation
tliun to populous districts and cities,
4. The enactment of an accurate system of Government scaling of logs, and
ils rinid enforcement.
■5. Tbe re-enactment of the disallowed
Labor Regulation Act, is;.8, und also
all the stiitiies of 1890, containing anti-
Mongolian clauses it disallowed, as
proposed by the Dominion Government.
0, Tu take u linn stand in every oilier
possible way with B view of discounting Ilie spread ol Oriental cheap labor in
this I'rovi nee.
7. To  provide for  official inspection
all   buildings,   machinery  mid works,
with a view lo compelling the adoption
of proper safeguards to life and health.
8. With regard to the Eight-hour Law
the Government will continue to enforce the law us it stands. An immediate enquity wili be made hy the Minister of .Mines into all grievances pot
forward in connection with its operation,
with A view of bringing aliout an
amicable settlement If no sett lenient
i.s reuched the principle of the referendum will lie applied and a vote taken
at the general election ns to whether
the law shall lie repealed. II the law Is
sustained by the vote it will be retained
upon the statute book with ils penalty
clame. II niodilicaiions can he made
removing any of the Irictlae brought
about, without impaling the principle of
the law. they will be adopted, if the
vote is ngaint't it tlie law will be repealed.
if. Tn re-establish the London  Ageiuy i
of British ColumD.R, and to take  every!
effective means ol bringing  before the |
British public the  advantages  ol this
Province, as a place for the profitable
investment of capital.
10. The retaining of the resources of
the Province as an asset for the benefit
of tbo people, and taking effective
measures to prevent the alienation of
tho public domain; except, to actual set-
lers or lor actual bona lido business, or
Industrial purposes patting nn end to
the practice of speculating in connection
with the same.
Sandwiched between days of cloudy,
rainy weather the eighty first birthday
of Her Majesty cam* and once aguin the
weather clerk showed his good will
towards Silverion bv permitting Old
Sol-io go on shift und pushing the rain-
clouds hack over the range. Although
the uncertain weather undoubtedly kept
many people ut home, yet the attendance
was fnlly-up to the expectations of the
Committee. Nelson, Sloean, New Denver and Sandon each sent their contingents and it is safe to say that all who
came will be willing to return on the
Twenty-fourth of May l'JOl, when the
Fifth Annuul will come off.
The crowd whs a good natured one and
the program was so arranged and carried
out that from 9 in the morning until after the Ball there was always something
to see.
Another gratifying fact is the repcrt of
a substautiul surplus in the hands of the
Tieasurer. This will probably be put
lo some good use.
The Football Tournament was the important feature of the day from the spec-
tors standpoint and three good games
were played (hiring tbe duy.
After   some   short delay in arranging
f | the players for the liist game, the Slocan
Cily kickers and the II Eleven of Silver-
ton opened the ball about 10 A. U.     The
play in this game was distinguished by
the forward rushes of Brett and  llensle-
wood for the visitors and the heavy kick
ing of "Scotty" Stewart of the Silverton
hacks.     The field  play   ia  this  match
was very even  but  the  scoring  was in
favor of tbe Sloeau boys to the tune of
five to t wo..
Immediately after this game the  Sii—
j | ver'on Seniors and the Trout Lake Eleven lined np on  the  field for the  game
which was practically to decide the question as to who would be  the wearers of
the medals.     Trout  Lake  had  brought
with them a few very enthusiastic  rooters, who, although in a great  minority,
I made themselves heard during the plny-
i ing and added considerably to the excitement of the game.
The "Lardeau Rovers" proved themselves to be as good players on the field
as they are fine fellows off the field, and
put up the best game ever played by a
visiting eleven on the Silverton grontid.
The opposing teams were evenly matched
and only tt familiarity with the grounds
gave the Redmi'ii a slight advantage.
From the time the ball was kicked off
until time  was finally called the  game
11. The taking of active mens ires for I "as in doubt and the score, one goal to
the systematic expioiutiou of the I'rov- j u<~.ne, after an hour and thirty minutes
I.0C8. ! of play, showed what a slight margin the
12. The   borrowing   of  money for the home team hud over the husky Rovers,
purpose   of   providing   loads, nails and      ,...
bridges, provided Ihat   in every case the i   |
money necessary lo pay the Interest and   Rovers,
Douglas, of Nelson, had it all his owi j
way, winning easily in the 100 and 220
yurds. Douglas is oue of the fastest men
in the 1'rovince and did not havo to exert himself to win heie. For the first
tiflie since Silverton begun inviting oti'-
siders to her celebrations Silvertrmimis
kept some of the prizes at home. McLaughlin, although suffering from ii
strained ankle from the lootball game,
covered 17ft Tin in the running jump and
followed Douglas in for second place in
the 220 yards, whilo .lack Thompson
pushed the 101b shot (either than any
Outsider, The Slocan City boys also
went home wilh several first prizes.
The winners by events wero:
220 Yard Dish,
Won by Poind.is; McLaughlin 2nd.
Hop, Step and .lump,
1st. Niehol», 'iB fiA in ; 2nd Bull.
Pole Vault
1st Hicks, 7ft 8 In ; 2nd Nichols,
I'M) Yard Dash
Wot, by Douglas; 2nd Brett.
Running Broad Jump,
1st McLaughlin 17ft 7 in ; 2nd Brelt.
High Jump,
1st Brett 4 ft S in ; 2nd Hicks.
Putting lGlbSbot,
1st Thompson, "2ft 6 in;   2nd  Wiseman.
Hurdle Race, 120 yards
Won by Brett, 2nd McLaughlin.
Two races had   been   arranged     for
but the Pony Race had  to be scratched
il Tllli El.iiCTOKS
Ok tiik Slocan Riiumi :
With tho dissolution of the LegUla'ive
Assembly, the duty again devolves upon
he   Electors of the Slocan  Riding lo
■ ■house a member to represent them iu
i he Provincial Legislature.
It is my intention to become a candidate ut the forthcoming election and
with full confidence in the result I again
respectfully solicit the suffrages of the
electors of the Riding.
While I may point with panlonablo
satisfaction to the manner in which I
) have conserved tie interests of the Rid -
' ing and sought to meet local requirmenta
! us far as practicable, I have earnestly
I endeavored to forward legislation in the
, interests of the entire Province, and such
• as would tend towards its material development.
Constant iii attendance at the sessions
of the Legislature, I haije been watchful
that no vote of mino should 1)0 wanting
for any measure beneficial to my constituents, or the Province as a whole;
nor have 1 been negloctful of the inter*
ests of the wage earner, but have in some
deuree at least been instrumental in placing Iheir fair demands amongst tho principles to he advocated by a great political party, lt is well perhaps that I
should briefly state some of the principles
which I have advocated and shall continue to advocate until they  are incor-
on account of no entries.     A regretable
d smite arose over the eligibility of one   poratcd in Provincial Legislation.
of the liorsi'S, but this was settled by the
judges.   The race resulted in "Nellie,''
entered by P Slnnolt, winning in straight
heat, with Bowes'  '"Fred" second   and
Thorburn's "Uoanv," a   candidate for
ihe Pony Race, third.
The Miners' I'nion Bill was a decided
success, both fiom n financial and a social standpoint. The big Pnvillion was
well filled wiih dancers ond the music,
furnished by thi Misses Eiink, was first
class. The boys deserve credit for the
successful manner in which they curried
out their plans. The supper 6erved at
the Victoria Holel showed what could be
d-.Mie in that line and Caterer Bowes
should feel proud at the many complimentary remarks mnde at his tables.
sinking fund in connection with the
loan shall bu provided by additional
taxation so as Uot to impair Ihe credit
of the Prov ince.
Kl. lu connection with the construction of Government roads aud trails, to
provide by the employment of competent civil engineers and otherwise
that the Government money Is expended
upon some system which will le,' advantageous to the general public, ao laat
the old system of providing roads us a
special favor to Supporters of the Government may be entirely discontinued.
II. To keep the ordinary annual expenditure within the ordinary annual
revenue,  in order to preserve intact the
ined up as follows :
Position. Silverion
Bell Goal Jackson
Langs!off     Back, Left,        Malloy.
Began " Right, McLaughlin.
Iliu'itiuson    Half Back,    McNaught.
Ilolten "       " Bowes.
Cummirigs      "      " Culver.
Bailey Forward, Barclay.
KvanS Walker.
Livingston " Jink.
Peel " Eindluy.
CummlnS " Matheson.
A. J, (Ionian. Referee.
The  final  game between  Slocan  and
Silveiton  brought  fourth   some    pretty
credit of the Province,  which  is ils best
15. To adopt a system of Government,
construction  and operation of railways, I by the previous games, but I
and immediately to proceed wiih lh
construction of a railway on tbe south
siilo of tho Eraser river, connection the
Coast with the Kooienay district, with
the unde.'staiiding tl.at unless tbe other
railways now constructed iu 'he Province give fair connections, and make
equitable joint freight and passenger
arrangements. Lie Province will continue this line to the eastern boundary
of the Province Proper connection
with such Kootenay railway to the Island of Vancouver. With respect to
other parts of the Province, to proceed
to give to every portion of it railway
connection at as early a dale us possible,
the railway, when constructed, to be
operated by the Government through a
combination play by the local  foi wards.
Both teams were fairly well played out
io Redineii
were iicsher than the visitors, who had
entered the gaino only ns a matter of
courtesy to the Committee, In this
game, as in the one proceeding it. the
visitors failed to put the leather past
gnul-keeper Jackson, whilo the Slocan
defences were thrice successfully invuri-
ed      -
In all the games tho best of friendly
feeling was shown. Tho referees performed their onerous duties satisfactorily
and the boys left the town feeling that
they had received fair play from tbe now
proud wearers of the medals, Thu good
feeling shown by thn Slocan boys in en-
Now we are ready to talk about the
Dominion Day celebration in Slocan.
Divine Service will be held iu the
Church to-morrow evening at ~ .'A0 p. in.
BORN : In Rilverton, on the 25th inst,
to the wife ol J. M. M. Benedum, a son.
Mrs Jackson, of Nelson, mother of Q,
A. Jackson of this town, is visiting her
son here.
Mrs J. Barry aud Miss Georgio were
reuewiug old acquaintances during the
Pair and open opposition for celebration honors, sucli as was had lust year,
is Infinitely preferable to underhanded
but unsuccessful knocking.
Some of our local prospectors returued
from Fire Yiillev dm ing the week, having slaked some valuable  coal lands us
well as several promising gold prospects.
All woik in tho Jewelry Repairing
line, left at lhe bilverton Drug Store, will
be promptly forwarded to Jacob Dovei
the well-known Nelson |eweler.    All re
pairs SrS (UAIUM l.Kii r in OKS vkak. «
The annual morality wave is now going over the Slocan. On Sonday the
bar-rooms in Slocan Cily were cloned by
the local \\. I'.T. U., and the blackjack turners hero weie told to take a
holiday during the Celebration.
The new wagon load connecting the
Vancouver mine with the main wagon
road on I'our Mile will be finished by
.I line I. This mad replaces the old
sleigh road tint went out this spring and
Ore shipmentsIrOm tha Vancouver will
recommence alter ils completion.
The ore shipments for the  week con-
(1) -I am in favor of an equitable redistribution of the seats in the Legislative
Assembly, based generally upon population but with due regard to the interests and circumstances of outlying and
more sparsloy settled districts.
(2) I shall advocate the Government
Ownership ol railways, and other public
franchises so far aa may lie practicable,
and a general enactment by which companies desiring to const"'?* -il'wsv
may be incorporated without special leg
islation. and that railways Iran used hy
Ilie Province may be under Government
control as to their rates, and subject t'i
purchase at government option.
(A) I shall do all in my power  lo  assist.
and support tho advancement and development of the mining interests of the
Province, upon which its prosperity is so
materially dependent.
(4) I believe   in the principle of the
! eight hour law, aud shall permit no iu-
i terferenci. wilh Ihis law aa it stands, and
shall  insist  upon  the retention   of the
penalty clause.
5   I shall advocate a lilieral expenditure upon trunk roads and trails in the
various districts of the Province, believ-
j Ing   that   upon   such expenditure tha
' development of the vast resources of thu
country materially depends.
(ti) I shall advocate and if elected assist
in ihe i ii.ii tment of laws  for the proper
adjustment   of disputes between labor
and    capital,   by a  well  digested, und
| equitably arranged system of compulsory
. (7.i I believe thst Asiatic aud other
cheap labor is detrimental to the best
Interests of British Columbia. I shall
therefore advocate its restriction as farns
it may be iutra vires of Provincial Legislation, and shall nssi-t in bringing such
pressure to bear upon the Federal Government an may induce that Government
to assist in the work, and will most
emphatically insist that no such clasa of
labor shall be employed ii|ioii any public
works undertaken  by tho  Province or
upon such works ns arc subsidized by, or
in any way subject to the control of lhe
8 I believe that the Educational
System ol the Province may be materially improved, and shall give my
heartiest assistance tn bringing it to the
highest state of elTiencybv the establishment of Normal schools nnd other
Instrumentalities that may tend to the
kocompllshmenl ol that object.
.9) I shall also advocate and assist the
development ot the Agricultural re-
■OUraeS of the Province.
(10) I believe that the moneys of the
Piovince   should    be    expended     upon
sist of tii) tons of concentrates sent out bv   IOUM broad and general   system   which
A railway bridge to be constructed : hn'ing A u'ai» nn'1 lll,lJ rounding out the
in connection with the Kootenay rail
way across Ihe I'Viuor river, at, or near,
New Westminster, ami running poWBl'S
given over it to anv other I ail way
company applying  for the same andei
proper condillons.
17. In case it is thought at any time
t'onclu'ied on   Back  Page,
Tournament is appreciated, and the foot
ball dub will reciprocate on July 1.
The various events in the Caledonian
(iniues brought forth some exciting contests and betting on the various contestants was lively,   lu  the  foot  races  K.
tho Wakefield Mines, From the Hewitt
INfine ore is again being packed down
mid nearly a carload is now on tho dock.
The Hewett promises to figure prominently as a shipping mine within i short
lhe following list of joint meetings
has been arranged among Candidates
Keen, Kami and Green, aud they will
all appear before tbo electors at the
i 1 :i >s on tho dates given,
Knslo May 281 li. Slooan 0119 May 81.
Bilverton June Isd, New Denver June '_.',
Sandon Juno4th. Whitewater Jum 5lh,
Ainsworth June 9th. Kasiu Juue 7tD.
would ensure the greatest amount of
benefit front inch expenditure,   In this
Biding I have endeavored to in uigiiiitiH
such a svst un by having tho work upon
roads and trails placed under Q responsible head, so that the appiopriation
necessarily inadequate under existing
circum-tances might be hi n.'U' ial'v
and economically expeuded.
Yovae tri'ly,
In rehiring to the new It. C Church
last week WS uu'iiii uied W. IL Braudsn
as being in charge of thu work. Mr.
lb.union infoiins us that ho is only uue
of a coiuniiltvc o( three, coumsting vt
Mow-is, Kii'jw I't., McMiholi. alii I itir
•It. J
Supreme Court Hearing Evidence in
the Arson Case.
The trial of Tony Soccomorman
on thc charge of attempted arson
was begun • in the supreme court
Thursday by Mr. Justice Drake.
The prisoner elected to be tried
summarily, pleading not guilty.
A. J. Macdonald stated the case
for the crown and described the
scene of the alleged .crime. He
told the story of the fire as already
related in the police magistrate's
court by Officer Raymer and other
witnesses. He then called Ollicer
Mr.   Raymer again   recited   the
events of the night of April 29-jocon
nected with thc incipient fire, which
he extinguished.     About 12 o'clock
he saw the prisoner come  from  his
store door and stop at the space between  his  own  building   and   the
lodging house,   facing   the   space.
He heard a noise like the  sound of
a tin   vessel against   wood.      The
prisoner made motions  as  though
he had something in  front  of h:m
and moved his arm sideways.     He
then went back to the store,   called
Raymer and told him somebody had
been trying the door.    The wif    s
then told how he crossed  the uvenue and watched the store from the
shadow of the locksmith's shop and
saw the prisoner come  out again
and go through the same motions.
Then came his story of the  discovery of the fire  and  how  he  extinguished it.    He told of finding the
oil-soaked excelsior and paper under
the   building   between   the   joists.
The gunny sack containing these articles, the pair of old shoes, the oil
measure and the tin cup  were all
identified and the places where they
were found  described.     The stuff
appeared to have been placed  from
the inside.      There  was no fire on
the excelsior when he  arrived,   but
the fire was on the  wall.      It   had
not been burning over  half a  minute when he got there.      He identified   some  wrappings  of oranges,
soaked with coal oil, which he found
on the ground between  the  buildings.     After putting out the fire he
waited to try if he  could  hear  any
movement, but heard nothing.,   Nobody could have escaped along First
avenue without witness seeing him.
He described the scene further from
a  rough sketch drawn  by himself.
The   exact   distance   between   the
buildings   was    14^   inches.    The
rubbish in  the rear of the passage
was seven or eight feet high  and  a
board was placed crosswise  at   the
rear.    This would impede a  man's
progress in  escaping.    It was  impossible for a man to have   escaped
from the scene between the starting
of the fire and the   witness's arrival
without being seen   or   heard.    A
person could get under the  adjoining building, but he found no tracks
on   examining   the   ground  there,
though it was soft.
The porter and a waiter at the
International came on the scene 15
minutes after the fire. He did not
see the prisoner till after the chief
came, when the prisoner put his
head out of the bedroom.
Cross-examined   by   R. M.   McDonald of Nelson for the   defense,
the  witness  said there   had been a
number of fires in   Rossland   lately,
which   had   caused   the  police   to
watch closely.    The prisoner's  actions   had   attracted his   attention
closely because of the hourjof night.
The prisoner had    nothing  in  his
hand on returning to the store. The
witness's    suspicions    were     first
aroused by the  prisoner's motions
the first time he watched   them aod
were not much  increased by what
he saw while watching from   across
the street.    By the tine he had put
out the fire and picked up the  stuff
soaked with coal oil, his  suspicions
were pretty   well   confirmed.    The
floor at the side door into  the   passage was four feet above the ground
and the only way to go through the
passage was to walk sideways. Mr,
Macdonald discussed   the   various
means of escape and then asked:
"Would it not be  as difficult for
§ aian to go 26 feet along   the pas-
sage and climb four feet to the doorway?"
"No; the passage at that point is
wider; I examined it yesterday; but
did not measure it."
"Then your i.ieory is that in half
a minute this   man   got down that
narrow  passage, climbed  up to the
doorway  and  weut into the   room
without being seen or heard?"
Mr. Raymer was positive that no
man could escape under   the   bjild-
ings except through a  trap door io
the rear of Murchison & McDonald's
saloon.    There  was an  opening in
the rear of Paulson Bros', store, but
a   man   could   not   get   his   head
through it at the time  of the   fire,
though it had been enlarged  since.
He was then put through a minute
examination as to his  actions  after
putting out   the  fire to show   that
bis search for   footprints- under the
buildings was only hurried and casual     Questions  were  then  asked,
aiming to show that midnight was a
lively time on Rossland streets, but
Mr. Raymer said that   depended on
what time   the   International   show
was over.    The quietest   time  was
from midnight to daylight;   anyway
some of the most successful  crimes
were committed in   broad daylight.
Chief Ingram told  of his  arrival
on the scene, how he called  on  the
prisoner   to   open   the door to   his
store and   hojv he found   tbe   door
into the passage open.    The   prisoner said he knew nothing about the
fire.    He  went  upstairs   into   the
lodging house and saw  Mr.   Smith
coming out of a  room  arouud   the
head of the stairs.    The door   frem
the lodging house into the passage
was fast.    He saw Raymer take the
inflammables  from the  hole under
the building.    There were stains of
coal   oil   on   the  walls  and on the
sidewalk from   the   passage to   the
store-door.    He  afterwards  examined the stairs with   Assistant   Fire
Chief Collins,   who   smelled them.
The five-gallon can in the store was
three parts full of coal oil.    He examined the cellar, going  through a
trap door  from  the bedroom.    He
found a door from the cellar  which
opened to a trap-door  in   the  sidewalk of First  avenue.    There  was
no other opening except the hole in
which the  excelsior was  found and
other small holes where bunches of
excelsior  were   in   small spaces in
the   walls,    he   disposed  next  of
the means of escape over the lumber
pile,   where   he   said a man  must
make some noise, but saw no signs
of its being disturbed.     He  did not
go   under   the other buildings.    A
man   could   get   into   the passage
from the side-door  handy  enough.
The electric light in the store would
leave the passage dark.
Cross examined by R. M. Macdonald, he would not at first express
an opinion how long it would take
a person to go through the passage
and climb to the door without making any noise, but believed a man
in his stockings could do it in ten
seconds and not hurry unduly.
The stains of coal oil in front of
the store were fresh, unlike other
stains along the sidewalk. He
supposed the excelsior was packed
in the holes in the cellar wall lo
keep out the cold.
Fred William Smith, who slept
in a front room in the lodging
house, told of hearing Raymer's
whistle and putting his head out of
tbe window and smelling strong
fumes of coal oil. He saw Raymer
putting out the fire. He went down
15 or 20 minutes after to go to
work and saw the chief go into the
passage and saw Raymer pull out
the excelsior. He saw a big patch
of coal oil on each wall and the
boards were scorched
Oicial  Denial Prom   Pretoria That
They Will Surrender.
London, May 23.—1:00 a. m.—
The Transvaal government has in
formed the correspondents at Pretoria that it has not considered and
\ does not intend to consider unconditional surrender, but will fight to
a finish. Foreign consuls have
been informed that Johannesburg
will be defended.
Me«M-_ae iiiuii Baden-Powell.
London, May 23. — 11:50 a. m.—
The war office issues a dispatch
from Lord Roberts under date of
Honings Spruit, May 22, announcing the receipt by him of the following message from Major General Baden-Powell:
"Mafeking,)May 17. 1 am happy to inform you that Mafeking was
successfully relieved today.
"The northern and southern columns joined hands on May 15 and
attacked the enemy yesterday, and
after a small engagement entirely
defeated them with loss. The
British casualties were three killed
and 22 wounded.
"The relieving force marched into
Mafeking at nine this morning  and
the relief and   defense  forces   combined and moved out and attacked
the   enemy's    head    laager.      We
shelled them out and nearly captured Snyman   and   took  one  gun,   a
flag and a large amount  of ammunition, stores etc.    Five  dead  and
15   wounded   Boers   were   found.
The enemy appeared lo be   retreat
ing in   all    directions,   except   one
commando,      which is   lying   low,
possibly to cover the retreat of the
"Captain MacLaren and coiporal
Murray were found in the Boer hospital. They are doing well. The
town people and the garrison of
Mafeking are heartily grateful for
their relief."
Hamilton Reaches liellbron.
Lord    Roberts' dispatch    further
"Ian Hamilton'reached Heilbron
this morning after a series of en
gagements with a Boer force under
Dewet, who i.s retiring before him.
Broadwood has captured fifteen
Boer wagons. There have been
seventy five casualties in Hamilton's
forces to yesterday evening. We
marched herethis morning."
"Kroonstad, May 21.—Mahon
(Col. T. B. Mahon) reports having
joined Plumer at Jamaisda, May 15.
He was followed by a Boer commando from Maritzani siding, and
turned westward to avoid it. May
M he was attacked in thc thick
bush, losing five men killed, two
missing and twenty-four wounded,
including a Daily Mail correspondent, Hands, dangerously. The
Boers lost more than Mahon in
killed and wounded.
"Another report has been received
from Baden-Powell, dated May
13, giving important news. Before
dawn May 13, a storming party,
250 strong, personally led by Eloff,
rushed the pickets and reached the
Staat and protection camp from the
westward, along the Malappo valley,
a strong musketry demonstration
being made at the same time along
the eastern front of our position.
"Our western posts closed in
and stopped the Boer supports following, thus cutting offElofFs retreat, while the town defences
stopped his further advance. His
force got divided in the darkness
and a strong party was placed between them, completely surrounding them. Fighting continued all
day long. Soon after nightfall, the
two parties surrendered and the
other was driven out of the Staat
by heavy fire.
"Ten  dead  and   19  wounded of
the enemy were left behind and 108
prisoners   were     taken,    including
Eloff and  nine officers.    Seventeen
Frenchmen   and    many    Germans
were  among  the   prisoners.     Our
losses  are  six  men killed and two
officers and nine men wounded."
mafeking Relieved ou Ma)- IT
London, May  21.—2:22 p.m.—
The following dispatch from Sir Alfred Milner, the  British   high commissioner in South   Africa,   to  the
secretary of state for  the colonies,
Joseph Chamberlain,   was  received
at 1:30 p. m. today:
"Barton telegraphs from Taungs
that Mafeking was relieved May 17.
London, May 21.—2:22 p. m.—
"The relieving column was a composite force, under Col. Mahon of
about 2300 men."
(S:gned) "Milner."
gering doubts which existed in the
minds of a few people who huve
got into the habit of believing nothing but war ollice dispatches, With
belated enthusiasm that department
hoisted its flag on receipt of the official telegram and the crowd
cheered. It is announced that Col.
Baden-Powell will be made a major-
million Led (lie llellei
Mafeking was actually relieved
by Col. T. B. Mahon, who served
in the Dongola and Nile expeditions
with General Kitchener.
Lord Roberts' latest dispatch
merely continues  his description ot
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Tragic Fate of Captain ► and Male 0|
Philippine Steamer.
Tacoma, Wash., May -ji.-.^,,
has been received here of a terribl'
mutiny that took place last ,\|ilr.
on the brigantine  Navarro, bound
from Soursoman in the r
to Manila, with a cargo of Iicmp
For a month she  was not _,_. .
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the organization of the transport of from,   and  was given up for U
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supplies and the rest for the men
that the British forces in thc
Free State and Natal found
necessary after their long quick
Boera Attack a lonvo)
A dispatch from Kroonstad, dated
May 20, says a British convoy on
its way to Lindley was attacked by
the Boers and obliged to halt. The
result of the attack is not known,
but it is evident that the Boers in
the rear of the main British army
are alert and aggressive.
The strongest testimony of the
virtues of the heart and the powers
of the brain and character possessed
by Queen Victoria is the fact that,
while her reign has witnessed a
censtant diminution in the powers
of the sovereign and a constant
growth in the power of bet people,
the present year finds her a more
absolute ruler over their hearts
than any sovereign who ever lived.
1 he less actual authority she exercises, the more the people love her,
11 was then learned that only [Zj
days out from Soursoman the bod
swain led the crew in B milY.
which resulted in the killing j
Captain Acosta, Mrs. Acosta J
the vessel's mate. The three vm
killed wilh knives, without warninf
The boatswain stMtedthe mutiny!
enable him to pay a grudge agaiJ
the mate, who had abused liim,
The crew  finally   ran   the vesstT
into the   mouth  of  Lucol river it
Mindoro.    Several days  later i»0
native women,   who  had  acted a
servants for Mrs. Acosta,   told ^g
native  authorities  of the  tragedy.
Then the entire crew was  arrestM
The   boatswain   and   his  chief aJ
complices    were    beheaded.    Thjf
rest   of the crew,  seven person
were imprisoned  (or   from   ten to
twenty years each.
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thing akin to veneration.    The his ' '—■»--«-•—■
Capetown, May 22.—-The British
troops have arrived at Vereeniging
(in the Transvaal, north of the
Vaal river.) The bridge across the
Vaal was found to be intact.
Twenty-seven Free State and
Transvaal locomotives were captured.
The Alpha Delayed by lee.
Victoria, May lq.—The steamer
Hero, which arrived here today
from Dutch Harbor, reports that
the Alpha lay off the ice for 20 days
and, unable to go further, returned
and coaled at Dutch Harbor and
agai.i set out. She also reports the
loss of thc little mail steamer and
the wreck of the Eliza Anderson at
Dutch Harbor.
Boera Leave Natal.
London, May 22.—A dispatch
from Pietermaritzburg dated May
21, says the Boers are reported to
have entirely left Natal, leaving
Laing's Nek free. If this is true,
it leaves the way open for General
Buller to advance into the Transvaal so soon as the repairs to the
railways are sufficient to ensure
good communications.
LordRobcrts is still at Kroonstad reorganizing his forces. General
Rundle's forces are encamped
at Trommel recuperating. A patrol four miles from Trommel Was
attacked by the Boers. One man
was wounded and some horses kill
ed. The affair was unimportan
except in showing that the Boers
are still in the neighborhood &nd
on the lookout lor a chance of sniping.
The London & British Columbia
Gold Fields, owning the Vmir
mine, has declared a dividend of 15
per cent.
Further details of the fighting at
Mafeking say that Commandant
ElofTs followers deserted him,
whereupon Eloff fired upon them
himself and then surrendered with
80 followers. The dispatch also
tays that one party of Boers wfere
driven out of Staat and allowed to
escape, as "we had sufficient prisoners."
The capture of Eloff and his followers cost Baden-Powell three
men kilted and seven wounded.
(London, May 21.—3 p. m.~ The
war office has received the following
dispatch from Lord Robert*
War OfH.-e ( 0iitlriiin Belief
London,    May    21.—2:20.—The
war office confirms the dispatch announcing  that Mafeking  has been
Bnllor'a Advanre Delayed
London, May 21.—2:00 p. m.—
The war ofiice has received the following message from Lord Roberts:
"Kroonstad, May 21.—Buller
reports that his advance will be
delayed for a few days on account
of the way in which the railway has
been destroyed.
"General Rundle reports that
Ladybrand has been captured.
"Hunter is pushing up the railway with supplies for the Mafeking
garrison and is arranging a hospital
train for the conveyance of the sick
and wounded to Kimberly.
"Methuen  has left  Hoopstad to
co-operate with this force."
No Overture*  lor Peace
London, May  21.—2:25 p. m.—
The Associated Press is able to say
that  no   message   from   President
Kruger, direct  or  indirect,  has recently been received  by Lord Salisbury or  by  any  department of the
British   government,    nor   is   any
communication  from   him   dealing
with the question of a cessation of
hostilities  expected  by them in the
immediate  future.    The  proximity
of peace, according  to  the government point  of view, will  remain a
matter ol  military progress.    How
soon the latter may bring about the
former  is  still  too  suppositious a
question for'serious  forecast on the
part of any  high government officials. 1
America I* the Forlorn Hope
The   consensus   of  opinion,   as
gleaned by the Associated   Press at
the government office, is  that  the
Boer   delegates   will  exhaust   every effort in the United   States  before President Kruger sues directly,
though Lord Salisbury himself does
rot believe   the   delegates  will accomplish much in 'America.
; The War Office Contea In Laat
The confirmation of the. relief o
J Mafeking does away with   the   lin-
tory of her reign has been thc his
tery of thfe growth of the power of
the people until now they are in
fact supreme and the sovereign is
simply the hereditary president of a
republic disguised as a monarchy,
but yet she inspires that sentiment
of loyalty only felt for a monarch.
The personal character of the
Queen would suffice to command
that veneration, but it is inspired
by still more—the sovereign personifies the unity of the British nation and the stability of the British
government. From all the ends of
the earth, wherever the Union Jack
flies,all hearts turn to the throne as
the centre of British power, the
fountain of British justice and liberty. These have been set before the
world as the ideals by the loftiest
minds of the two great republics of
the United States and France, offering a strange paradox to democratic
But the Briton's love for what the
Queen represents  >s heightened by
his love for  what  she  i.s, since she
is so worthy   a   representative  of
such noble ideals.    Had the empire
been   searched  for one who  could
truly typify  these   ideals as queen,
woman,   mother,|no  better choice
could have been  made.     For  this
her soldiers fight for her as no other
soldiers  ever   fought;   her   people
love her as  no other   people   ever
gave up their  hearts   to  a  woman
who must perforce be, to all  but  a
few of them,   a   mere   mental   abstraction; and when the grim reaper shall claim her, a company of nations   will   mourn   her as no other
woman  or queen was ever mourned.    But may that day of mourning
be long delayed.
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Basal BiilMtri for Baealaudi.
Montreal, May 19.—Tlu'ik« Allan liner Tunisian, with the Rojfl
Engineers for Esqultfialt, B. C, o(
board, passed Father Point  inward j
at 10:15 l«»t night.      The  steamer
IS expected to reach bere lomorrof
The czar  has-  abolished  exile to I
Siberia.       He   wants   thc   coudtq
settled and developed, and  resliai
that convicts will not  do  this, M
will   hinder colonists   from   goi*i
there to do it.
Imperial liultjvDcmoustrallou.
Toronto, May 19.—-Representatives of the St. George's, St. Andrew's and other national societies
are trying to make arrangements
for a great imperial unity demonstration on Dominion day, with Sir
Wilfrid Laurier as the chief speaker.
The first practical step tOOTU^
the representation of the colonies io
m the imperial government luisbeeo
proposed in parliament In *,r'
Chamberlain. It is that a rep*
sentative each of Canada, Australia'
South Africa and India be appoint*
ed a member of the privy council to
act as lords of appeal for «
years and to have life peerages.
Job printing of every description
executed with neatness despatch a'
this office.
A Paper Folder. n Was„.ngtoH „„,,„ Press>
11     ._. Cylinder Press.
Also .he "Trail creek News" «„„ pla„«.
Particular*, address
Mafeking Was Relieved on Wednesday, Ma) 16.
Lorenzo Marquez, May 19.—
Mafeking was relieved on Wednesday, May 16.
Hellel'Column Unopposed.
London, May 19.—A Capetown
dispatch, under today's date, says
the relief force entered Mafeking
unopposed, the siege having been
already raised. The relief column,
which left Kimberly secretly, passed
the Taungs and Vrgburg districts
without encountering thc federal
column. It was 1500 strong and
composed of Cape police, a division
of field horse, Imperial yeomanry
and the Kimberly mounted regiment, with three maxims. The
force reached Manitzan river,,
twenty miles south of Mafeking on
May 11. Colonel B. T. Mahon,
who, il is understood, commanded
the relief column, served in the
Gondola and_Nile expeditions with
General Kitchener. Great excitement prevails in the town, where
the buildings are ablaze with flags.
During the afternoon the police
found difficulty in keeping the spirit
of unruliness down. A great deal
of rough-horse play was indulged
in, and every soldier and sailor in
uniform was seized and carried on
the shoulders of the cheering men.
Boer* Against French and German*.
Capetown, May 19.—The Argus
says that eighty of ElofTs patrol
were killed and that the Irish-American brigade was greatly cut up at
Mafeking and Kroonstadt." The
Boers are turning against the French
and Germans.
Taking more Prlaoni i».
Kroonstadt, May 18.—General
Hutton with his mounted infantry
today made a dash upon Botha-
ville and captured three commandants and 19 other prisoners, mostly
Zarps, (South African Republic police).
The Colt machine gun section,
commanded by Lieut. Lamley, has
arrived here.
Owing to the derailing of two
trains at the Vet river, progress
toward the completion of tbe railway will be delayed for some  days.
The Whole Kingdom Kulhused
London, May 19.—The whole
British empire has been carried off
its feet by the news of the relief
of Mafeking. Cablegrams from all
parts of the world, where floats the
Union Jack, tells of joyful demonstrations. Overstrained feelings
have found vent in a storm of enthusiasm which has spread through
the United Kingdom and thc colonies. Further confirmation of the
various reports of the relief was received today in a dispatch from
Lorenzo Marques, under today's
date, announcing that Mafeking
had been relieved.
London la Still Celebrating.
London, May 19.—There has
been no interruption up to noon today of London's celebrations of thc
British successes in South Africa;
in fact the enthusiasm increased as
the day proceeded. The omni-
busses are crowded with men and
women waving flags,and every cab,
cart and carriage and nearly every
house is decorated. Everyone,
from the newsboys in the street tc
the most dignified busines men,
is wearing a rosette of the British
colors. Traffic is practically suspended, and great crowds surround
the Mansion House and all the public buildings, shouting nnd cheering.
The ltlafcklllg Hellel' Fund.
Lady Georgian.! Curzon this
morhing telegraphed her congratulations to Col. Baden-Powell and to
her sister, Lady Sarah Wilson.
She informed Col. Baden-Powell
that the fund for Mafeking,
for which she had made
an urgent appeal on May 12, already umounted to ^7,000,000.
As hundreds of loaded trains
journeyed from the suburbs to the
city, their occupants kept up a roar
©f cheering, which was  echoed  by
the   occupants  of    the   decorated
houses along the route.
The Ntreets.Bloeked.
From dawn the crowds swelled
until the frequented thoroughfares
were impassable and vehicles had
lo be stopped. No attempt was
made to restrain pent-up feelings.
Nearly everyone had a Union Jack
about his cap or high hat, and
many wore sashes of the national
colors. Business men and street
urchins hurrahed for Baden-Powell
and Mafeking, and blew shrill
blasts on tin horns, vhile well
known society and other notable
women took part with great enthusiasm in the remarkable demonstration.
Nt'cue* at the Mansion lloiiae.
Outside the Mansion House, from
early morning a dense mass of people stretched far up the adjacent
streets. Ever and anon the crowd
burst forth with the national anthem, "Rule Britannia," or "The
Absent-Minded Beggar." The huge
picture of Colonel Baden-Powell
was cheered again and again, and
every now and then some one with
a cflrnet or a flute would start patriotic airs. A few hundred persons
on the outskirts of the mass formed
a procession and followed the musicians through the neighborhood.
Mm U Brokers Have Lota lot Fun.
The members of the stock exchange mustered early and bought
all the flags and bunting available.
The opening of business was delayed owing to the excitement, but
the jubilant stock brokers had little
inclination for business and amused
themselves by connecting by telephone with the Paris Bourse, so
that the singing of "God Save the
Queen" might be heard there.
The < lei-h* Have a Faradc.
When the remaining places of
business closed for the usual half-
holiday, the clerks made a huge
procession and paraded all quarters
of the town, singing and cheering
and adding to the extraordinary excitement of the throngs of holiday
makers. All the naval and military
centers dressed ships and fired salutes.
Te  Ileum at Nt. Paul's
Te Deum service was held in St
Paul's this afternoon. The Lord
Mayor and the sheriffs had intended
to be present at the service, but
they were lorced to telephone that
it would be hopeless for them to
attempt to leave the Mansion House
which was besieged by an impassable crowd.
Celebration In Eastern Canada.
Montreal, May 19.—The news of
the relief of Mafeking was received
with the wildest enthusiasm
throughout eastern Canada. The
event was celebrated by military
parades, fireworks and other displays in many places.
Colonel Otter on Duty Again.
To.onto, May 19.—News has
been received from Lieut. Col. Otter that he was only eight days in
hospital and that he has returned
to tbe head of his regiment.
A New itlovc lor mediation
Berne, Switzerland, May 19.—
Thc committee of the international
peace bureau has decided to make a
final appeal to the 25 powers, who
are signers of the conventions adopted by The Hague peace conference, in favor of the restoration of
peace in South Africa.
The committee refers to the clause
of the convention lor the peaceful
settlement of international conflicts,
by the terms of which the signatory
powers agreed to use all efforts for
the settlement. The committee declares that an offer of mediation
cannot be considered by Great Britain as an unfriendly act.
What British Generals Take to Sustain Their Energies.
London, May 19.—According to
the latest story going the rounds,
"Bobs" fights on "Batholivers."
These are a new-fangled form of
ration, but a simple-looking biscuit
made at Bath, the first recipe for
which i.s credited to the celebrated
Dr. Oliver, a friend of Pope and
other eighteenth century notabilities. ■ "Bobs" apparently took out
a large amount of these, and since
has sent for more,which were taken
by Lady Roberts.
ttencral Buller's Castor Oil.
Regarding General Buller and his
supplies, there is also an interesting
anecdote cut rent. Buller, it appears, telegraphed from Natal to
some wine merchants to send out
50 cases of champagne, marked
"castor oil." About the time this
was due, Buller wired the officer in
charge of the base, notifying him
that he expected 50 cases of castor
oil, which he wished dispatched
withont delay. The officer at the
base replied, regretting the cases
had not arrived, but saying he had
procured all the available castor oil,
20 cases, which he had forwarded in
the hope it would suffice for the
present. General Buller's remarks
are not recorded.
Mafeking, the drawing room and
opera divided between them the interest of Ihe week. Though the relief
of the South African village has not
yetbeen officially announced by the
war oflice, this by no means prevents rejoicing all over the country.
Flags are displayed everywhere,
even cart horses being decorated.
enemy that their commanders towards the last had difficulty in inducing them to fight.
For months hunger—a more terrible enemy than the Boers—has
also taken part in the siege.
Through its attacks on their bodies,
it sought to weaken their valiant
hearts, but even this most implacable of all enemies was repelled until
help came. With no better bodily
sustenance than skilly, the garrison
only last Saturday added another
wreath to its crown of laurels by
killing, wounding and capturing a
party of the assailants headed by
the commander of the besiegers. It
was a fitting finale to such a valiant
The defense of Mafeking has done
good service in contributing to British success, not only by acting as a
bulwark against Boer incursions into British territory but also by inducing the Boers to divert a part of
their forces to this point when they
were most needed to resist the advance of Roberts' army. Now that
the town has been relieved and the
Boers have withdrawn within their
own borders, it will be a splendid
base for an advance from the west
into the Transvaal. The invasion
can then be pressed from all sides
with overwhelming numbers, and a
few weeks should place the whole
Transvaal in our hands, with no
further work to do except to press
the siege of Pretoria, if it should
stand siege, and round up the ir-
No honors are too great, no rewards too lavish, for Baden-Powell
and his gallant band.
The Senate Tables a Motion to Admit
Them to the Floor.
11. intosh St.M.S 411 T.
Webster Davis is quoted as saying that he wished 100,000 Americans would arm themselves and
with an American fleet go and help
the Boers. One hundred thousand
Americans could probably give the
Boers a good deal of assistance,
but if each one of them, when he
reached South Africa, should do
as Webster did—skedaddle for
home—thiTBoers would hardly appreciate the sacrifice — Seattle
The siege of Mafeking will go
down in history as one of its great
sieges—not on account of its strategic importance, or the size of the
town, nor the numbers engaged,
but oi/account of the heroism of its
defenders. When the war began,
the town was over 300 miles from
the British army which was coping
with lhe rebel Dutch south of the
Orange river and was 200 miles
from Kimberly, itself besieged. It
was in the heart of the enemy's
country, though in British territory,
for to the east was the Transvaal
and to the north, south and west
was a country peopled by Dutch
settlers, who had taken up arms
against the empire. Mafeking was
an outpost of loyalty amid a sea of
open foes and skulking traitors.
The conditions weie such that, of
all the besieged towns, Mafeking
would be the last to secure relief.
Had any force been sent forward to
its relief before the power of the
enemy had been broken in the intervening country, the relieving
force might itself have needed relief
before reaching its goal. Therefore
the town bad to wait Until the main
army had conquered practically the
whole ot the Free St ate, reconquered
the rebellious country on the west,
and broken the power of the Boers
beyond hope of recovery. This
must necessarily take time and during that time Colonel Baden Powell
and his garrison must wait and fight
and stint themselves.
For this the more honor is due to
Baden-Powell and his men. With
a mere handful of regular soldiers,
he formed a body of civilian volunteers and trained them to arms.
They were hardy frontiersmen, who
knew how to shoot. They knew
the wiles of the enemy and how to
thwart them. They had a leader of
the same type—a born leader, one
of those men who instinctively inspire confidence and passionate devotion. Their numbers were always
inferior to those of their besiegers
and they were almost devoid of artillery. The town lay in an open
plain, easy to attack, difficult to de-
tend. But by his skill and the skill
and courage of his men, the commander has made it impregnable
against attack. The indomitable
pluck and ready resource with
which he met attack and conducted
sorties inspired such respect in  the
Shafts of War Eagle and Centre Star
to Be Extended.
New   Management    Takes   Charge  ol
Winnipeg and Hrmimrii Work.
Duncan Mcintosh, the discoverer
of the Winnipeg mine in the Boundary country, has sold his 200,000
shares of stock in the company to
David H, Beecher of Grand Forks,
and has resigned his office as president and director. E. J. Dyer of
Spokane and W. F. Honey of Fall
River, S. D., also resigned it a
meeting held at Grand Forks on
Tuesday. Richard Plewman, A. J.
Macdonald and J. K. McCallum, all
of Rossland, were elected to the
board in their places and the board
elected Mr. Beecher president and
John Mack as acting superintendent
ot the mines.
A force of men has betn put to
work on the mine, which has been
shut down for seveial months. The
machinery is being repaired,in order
to pump out the shaft, which will
take two weeks, and men were also
put to work on the open cut where
the railroad exposed a big vein of
ore. Arrangements were made for
a short extension of the railroad
sput from the Brandon & Golden
Crown, with a view to shipping ore.
Washington, May 21.—The Boer
question came up in the senate this
afterftoon oa the resolution of Mr.
Allen to admit the Boer representatives to the floor of the senate.
Senator Davvs, chairman of the
committee on foreign relations, delivered a vigorous speech on the
question of the Boer representatives.
He said their mission was well understood and known. They had,
however, proceeded in a manner
irregular and highly improper.
Mr. Davis said that those representatives had been taking an unwise course, premature and undiplomatic. Before presenting their
cause to this government, they
were going about the country attempting to enlist the people of the
United States to bring pressure to
influence the action of the government.
Mr. Davis moved to lay Ihe Allen
resolution on the table, which was
Secretary Hay has consented to
give unofficial audience to the Boer
delegation. This meeting was arranged this morning without difficulty, in part through the good offices of Gen. O'Bierne, who has
been active in his efforts at the
state department in behalf of the
This morning the Boers themselves addressed the state department directly, sending a simple note
requesting the privilege of appearing in person and talking with Secretary Hay. They did not, as had
been arranged Saturday, forwatd
their credentials in advance, but it
is understeod that they will bring
them when they appear at the department. Whatever may follow,
this first interview between the secretary and the delegates will be unofficial and though it is probable
that Secretary Hay will in turn arrange for the reception of the Boers
by the president, the reception, according^ the present intention, will
be unofficial. Indeed, thc state department itself does not know that
the Boers have any other desire, realizing that their activities in behalf
of the relief funds and otherwise
may be considerably curtailed if they
are obliged to appear in a full diplo
matic capacity. With this understanding, Mr. Hay agreed to receive them at 2:30 this afternoon.
On Ills Way to  Washington to  Mettle
Claims of iln  I ulted States.
New York, May 19.—Admiral
Ahmed Pasha of Turkey arrived
here last night on the Hamburg-
American steamship Augusta Victoria. It has been repeatedly announced that he would visit Washington for the purpose of arranging
a settlement of claims for $100,000
growing out of the destruction of
property of American missionaries
in Turkey.
< mimcm: iiiiii lainbhv tax
lli.iij   Sent  to  Jail   In   Montreal and
Otliers Likely to Go.
Montreal, May 19.—The civic
authorities are pushing the cases
against Chinese for non-payment of
the laundry tax and in many cases
Chinamen have been sein to jail.
Over 100 delinquents appeared before the recorder yesterday afternoon, but judgment against them
was suspended.
It is stated that the Celestials
have the necessary $50 to pay thc
tax, but will not pay it until forced
by law.
T. C. Wasson, a Highland veteran, went all the way from the
Klondike to fight the Boers, took
part in the relief of Kimberly, lies
wounded in tbe hospital there and
received thanks from Lord Roberts.
The most disgusted people in
the world today must be those of
the Orange Free State. Having
gone to war in no quarrel of their
own but simply to help their neighbors, they have been put in the*
forefront ot the battle while the
war was being waged on British
territory. When fortune turned
against them, the war was carried
into the Free State, not the Transvaal, and the Free State territory
has ever since been the chief theatre
of hostilities. Its independence is
gone, its capital and nearly all its
territory is occupied by the enemy
and its government is continually
pushed along from town to town by
Roberts' cavalry. While all this is
going on, the Transvaal has remained free from invasion and its
representatives, now in the I'nited
States, are said to have advised a
total surrender if the Boers are defeated on the Vaal frontier. If
this advice should be followed, the
war would be ended before a British soldier bad set foot on the soil
of the people who really provoked
the war and that territory would
escape all of war's lavages.
The Free Staters must feel that
Kruger has tried to use them as
catspaws, Neither of them wi"
pull any chestnuts out of the fire,
but thc lion's share ol the pain and
anguish of body and mind has been
borne by the wily old rascal's faithful allies. When the Free StatCM
think ot these things, it must hurt
them all over.
The development of the War
Eagle is now confined to the 625
and 750 foot levels, all work being
done by contract. On the former
level, drifting is in progress on the
north vein. About 150 feet from
the end of this drift a raise is being
made on ore, and is up about 60
feet in ore of good value, the full
width of the raise and possibly mora,
Another party is sloping on the 625-
foot level.
On the 750-foot levjel, contractors
are drifting west on the same vein
and have been almost continuously
in ore for 140 feet from the main
shaft crosscut. The pay ore is
probably all within the width of the
drift. An upraise is being made in
good ore on the same vein directly
south of the shaft and has reached
a height of 30 feet. On the north
vein a drift is being made east and
the values are at present cut out by
a dike, though it is expected to find
a continuation of the ore on the
other side. One party of contractors is at work in the stopes on this
level. x
In the main shaft, timbering is in
progress and skipways are being
placed down to the 875 level and in
a couple of weeks sinking will be
resumed and work resumed on this
level. The hoist is expected to be
in condition to run today and in
that case the small hoists on the
250 level will be dispensed with.
A tunnel has been driven from
the surface on the Centre Star to
connect with the raises through the
large ore body, and connection was
made Saturday. The raises referred to were made from the 160-
foot level of the shaft. On the 200-
foot level, contractors have been
engaged in squaring out the large
stopes for the reception 'of square
sets of timber.
On the 300-foot level, a drift has
been run on the Centre Star vein
tor a distance of 400 feet east of the
shaft, and is all in ore of good value.
West ot the shaft on this level two
upraises are being made on the ore
body to connect with the level
above. On tbe east end of the
mine, two raises are being made
from tho 160-foot level, near the
north side line of the ground.
Tbe timbering of the main shaft
is being extended to the 425-foot
level and, when this is completed,
sinking will be resumed. The new
hoist has been turned over, but is
awaiting the sheave wheels and
skips before being put in operation.
Diamond drill work is being
prosecuted in both the War Eagle
and Centre Stai mines to prospect
the ground, preparatory to development.
Referring to the pro-Boer agitation in the United States, the Montreal Herald says: "The great difficulty during the next few months
will lie in separating what the
American people think from what
campaign orators try to make them
This sentence in Mr.Chamberlain's
recent speech at Birmingham marks
an advance towards imperial federation: "It is premature to discuss
details; but I am quite ready to
take the opinion of the country,
and, above all, the opinions of the
self-governing colonies, which have
come so magnificently to our assistance." •
The Boer envoys are allowing
themselves to become mere Democratic campaign thunder. They
may yet go on tour with Bryan and
ti delegation of Filipinos in a private car.
Evidently the United States postal oflieials in Cuba were not there
for their health. But there is one
mat Ked difference between these
rascals and those Spain used to
send over. The American rascals
have been exposed and arrested; the
Spanish rascals would have gone
back to Spain to enjoy life on their
"A I
'■ I    I I
■ i
Sati r.iiAV,   Ma'. :»,    t'.XK).
I labor is   to
l prosper  iu
he allowed  to exist and .
this   eouutry   or   to   be
I'l'lll.ISIIKD  KVKKY   MTlKIVVi     M
M.lTHKSnN BltOS..    Killtnr* A Prcipn.
OEa   T   KANE'S  ADDRE88.
Continued From Front P»W-
advisable to s-'ive a bonus lo nny railway
t  eoiniMiiv   iI.e .-.line to  be  in   «tSU.  alio
legislated against, ami crushed out 4>,f i no* hy  way  ol  a  land  grant; and no
existence.   The result of thn present  ««h bonus to he panted except upon
tlie condition that aiairsmount of the
howls or shares of tho company])* Cjlyortnn
I'lovinc. ami eltec- j OIlVUl IU"
to irive lhe Province       	
7V1. lil* ll&lX&nVML*
JmtBtM -A-
election is of vital importance to every
wage earner in the land and every man  transferred lo the
0  owes it to himself, his  uve "^T .l^'',L„.,   ,,,,.1   psssengcr
Advertising rates will b« made known
upon application at this office.
■ountrv and his fellownian that his
vote .-lull be cast and counted on
election day. Any wage earner
working in any of our mines or
prospects, who through carelessness,
laziness   or   the fear of losing his job
[control  ot
tlit> freight
rates, and provUion made against simhi
railway bavins any liabilities qiialnstll
except actual eOBt
IS To lake a wav from the l.ienien-
unt-Governor-iu-Couneii any power to
iiKike Bubstantlvo changes In the law,
.•until in^' the jurisdiction entirely to
matters of dutail in working out ins laws
Clocks and
Fine Watfh Kpairins a K|*ro!lv.
All Work Left at The Likeview
Hotel, Silveiton, will he forwarded ami promptly attended to.
*Gt. J3. Knowles,
Conveniently Situated near the
Railway Station and Wharf.
Just one  year  ago this week there
I was   commenced   in   the     Kootenay
country  a struggle    l.ttwien  capital
(and   labor, that   on   more   than one
occasion threatened to become a  very
serious matter indeed. Capital, headed
hy what is known   as the Silver Lead
Mines     Association,     undertook   to
reduce   the   wages   of    underground
miners   and  exhausted every   means
| within   their   power   to   force     the
j miners into  working for the reduced
I scale  of  wages   fixed   by them.    The
wage earners, headed hy  the   various
Miners'   Unions    and   hacked   by   a
friendly   Government,   resisted    this
attempt   on   the   part  of   the Mine
0>vners.   There   was  fought out then
what is  now  known   as  the Eight-
hour     labor    trouble   which   fin__.'.ly
resulted   iu   a   compromise,
un inslitu-
n the -Province Ior the educa-
fails to cere down und cast   his   vote  enacted by the Lssisliittire
-a .    ,     ,       .,     • ,i        . -    ■•     ip. The establishment oi
on Saturday June the ninth next is an
enemy to organized labor and a traitor
to himself aud  the cause.    It   is the
duty of every,man who hai a   vote to
come down and east it.
nun of the dent and dumb.
20. TO repeal the Alien Exclusion Act,
us the reasons justifying Its enactment
no iontter obtain,
•Jl. An amicable fetriemsiit of the
dispute with ihe Dominion Government
as lo Duadman'a [aland, Stanley Pars
and oiler lands, and nn .liramieinenl
with Mr.'Llldg te. bV which, if possible
a sawmill industry may '>e established
and carried un on Deadmsn's Wand.
of the Company's.    C. McClare, hn under satisfactory conditions, protecting
brother, remains in cli rge of the Galena
r     WilSOil    <~>##~
"E HOtelj       A. K. tittm, rnops.
S. 0. McCliire, who has heen foi email
at Il.e (ialena Mines durinfl the last two
year.--, li ft to-day K-r Butte, Mont., where
he will have chaise of another  property
22. Proper means ol giving lechnlcal
Instruction to miners and Jirospectors.
MAIN STREET,    -   -   -SLOCAN, II 0.
Victoria  .. 4
Vane hi ver.
being a j
Nanaimo City
N maim i North
N .:i limo South
Diuing Room under the charge of
Miss Ida Carlisle.
Tables supplied with all the delicacies
of the season.
MENDERWNk GEnilNU, -  Pkoi's.
SLOOAN CITV,   ....   B. 0.
BILVERTON,       -      -      -      B. C.
j.m. McGregor
partial victory  for the   miners.   This i |;0,".°x
has never yet been favorably   received |
Vict<uia North
Victoria Booth
by the mine owners, tin; majority o£ |-;Hsl Lillouet
are striving to have  the law j pJftJJJ00?
changed  if  possible
Now  the
West V;
owners are fully aware t!iat as long as j North Yale
J. I. Mcintosh,
  i Fast Yale
the members of the Legislature of the   Uevel.-toke
Province,   more  especially   those re- ' Nelson
..        ..       ..j.       ;      ,_. | Sloean
presenting   the   different     Kootenay   Rossland
Ridings,  are friendly   to   organized  North Kaat Kootenay
labor they  hare  no chance of setting  Richmond1 ^""
aside   this   law    and     forcing   their i Chilliwlmek
demands upon the miners, so they are i -
using every means within tlnir  power! SLOOAN LAKE OKI-
and  spending money   freely   to e!-.ct
the men ou whom they can depend  to
do   their bidding.     When   the   lab>r
struggle   was   in   progress   aud    the
miners were  fighting  an   uphill fight
and  it  looked as if the cause of labor
was  lost the rallying cry of the labor \
leaders was; "Boys, we hive the votes
and   we   will   fix    these   fellows   on'
election day,"
For   nearly   one  year   the    wage
earners  cf   this country have talked'
and talked and  talked of whuttheyi
could   do  with   their   votes, but now
that  thc election is here it is time to
quit talking and fulfil their oft repeated
promises ot being true to their friends.
It is time   for   them to  gather  their!
voting strength together and regardless
of   party   politics   return  those tried
friendi   of  labor.    R.   F. Green and
John Houston, who have   been tested
and   never found   wanting when tho
causo of labor   was to be upheld and
Manin      Turner     	
Reck with...  Helmcken   	
Mr. un       Ila'l   	
Yates _* Mel'liillips 	
Martin    Wilson.... ,..Dixon
McQueen    Gardiner  Williams
MeHterson     Tallow ...  . 	
Gilmonr      Wood   	
  Hlgafns. IVntt.
j Eraser Pooley	
|  Clifford Irving 	
I Kim-hunt Botmrs      	
| Ilel/isiii Hunter   	
I Brown  — Reid .     . Mann	
I Smith      Smith
I         Mclnnis  Bryden.. Dixon
i Dunsmuir Ua'.eliU"
I Bedford   Neill   	
I Mel'hee.Mounce  	
I Dickie Mutter	
j Patterson Booth	
I    Hayward Eheils	
I Graham  Prentice	
I H belli am M. l'.ridi'	
i <>!iver    Berrey ... Forster	
I Beebo            Murphy	
Palmer    Fulton.-.-.. Desne	
Sii'Klgr.iss Ellison 	
 Tin lor   Lawrence
i. Hall Fletcher ... Houston 	
I   Kane Keen Green...	
I  Curtis Mclnlosh 	
| Armstrong Wells	
I Ferule	
I ..Kidd	
I  AsImm-11 Muino	
rM^IDoxiald-'iO Xdl-rroxy
Outside Parlies Desiring Horwajn Pllverton
Can   Have Them   Re.-etved I'.y  WiitiiiR To--
+ + t t +      •   f t
p. Mcdonald,
l'otejrMboroiijLSli* Ontario,
Syr p of Horehoind & Tolu   \
FOR ('('('fills   AND ( OLDS. f
mAa.AA.AW.JA.sm.a\M*.A*.**.**.At.s* *w _______ _______ _____._____.__.  al
"'▼WW  Pf? fff  ^V^T^^^V^ WW
?,:•; I[i;;<!(jiiiil(is fer Mitiig Mis :•
BlllpmentS Jrf   ore'fr.im Silveiton lor
the year 189!). totaled 1608 Tons.
All other Lake points ... .1889     "
The shipment   _>l   ore   from   Sloean
Lake points, np is and Incimlinx  the
present woek, from Jan. 1, 1900.
From Bosun Landing. Tons.
Boson  280
From New Denver
Hartney  20
C'.ipella  7
From Silverton Tons.
Emilv Edith 20
Vancouver    L'O
Wakefield, (concentrates) 280
Galena Mines         :0
I'r.ini FJnterprise Landing
Enterprise 600
From Slocan City
Arlington     :;()0
Black Prince    00
and S00 Line.
1 \ I ^HII.m: >nv, m
AMi   I r-10-IAIE.
TAJ I I'. 1 Nl-l LFA.'MK IN
liXmU.   I»rt,f.
SILV El; ton,
ii p
i Ind \i\' arc wnf
• liiiiih for
0»jO   . •
*) Watches, .!i:«r.i.Kuv
„ *jD:_l iio.vds, Sn:m. SU
it \m> I'i..mi:ii Nov1.1 -
JrrncH.    l'i imi Lamcs
• imi (Ivvz I'm! i: .
• UlllKK       A11TII I.KM
li-r.U'i it in n in Ni iiox "\9X 0
towt-Glassftleepersonall Trains Irom Atl, ,,,, , •;
UEM-.LST.):<|.:   k KOOTENAY !.l)(i.|enay Friends  I am*
TOURIST OARS   pass Medicme Hat i Pre,mred ,0 f*eilye
D.in.vfor Si. I'.ui.. iyour     orders
I'llll     Nl Ml.lliil «       Ti.
Cam. ; mi   F.x il -
Silverton, B.C.
NO. 95. \V. F. Of M.
Meets every Saturday in thu Union
Hall in Bilverton, at 7:30 r. M,
\V.   I IilllTii.N,
J, I. Mi'Intonii,
KOTICE:— "Thiijmhii," "Imi-keona-
bi.e" and "Haisiiow tujMm" Mineral
Claims; situate in the Arrow Lake
Mining Division of West Kootenay
Where  located:—On Cariboo   creek.
adjoining   the    Millie Ma"k   Mineral
Take notice that I, J. I) Anderson. P. L
8., of Trail, B C, acting as agent Ior tbe
Kamloops Mining und Development
Company, Limited, Free Miner's Oerti
ticate No, iiH-llo, intend sixty dayR fiom
the dale hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crtiwn Grants of the above claims.
And further take notio that action
under section 37,'must "<• commenced
before tbe issuance of such Certificates
ef Improvements
Dated (Ids 8th dav of September, A. D.
J, D. Andi-.hmin,
'24 | 2 | 00.
Tlm small business men and laboring
men of the Slocan have it now within
their power to make their ttand on
the Eight-hour law clear to the
balance of the people of the Province.
If Robert F. Green is sustained at
the polls it mi ans a victory for the
friends of the Eight-hour law and
means tbat the law will be retained on
our statute books and ho enforced
just as it is at present. If however
candidate Keen is elected it means a
tampering with the Eight-hour law
if not a complete repeal of it and the
whole country will be thrown into u
turmoil by another lockout or strike
and the business of the country
paralized. Candidate Kane is an
impossibility as he will not Rave his
deposit and to vote for him is to vote
indirectly forthe Aline Owners' man.
New York, May 24.—Bar Silver, 60,>g«i
Lake copper,   f 16.75.
Lead—The linn that fixes the selling
price for miners and am ..Iters quotes lead
at $.'J 80 at the close.
St'.N'iiAVs  and  Wkhnksdavk fur Toit-
FMDAY* for Montiik.m. and Boston.
— Same cars puts lievelstnkn one day —
<">(* O
Fresh   Bread
John Keen, the self-styled Husiness
Men's Candidate, did not receive his
nomination from the business men,
and Geo. Kane, who claims to be the
Liberal Candidate, was not selected
by any Liberals that wo ever beard
about. Sailing under assumed colors
will not help either of these gentlemen on the Oth r ext
On. the result of this election rests
| the (jurstioii as  to whi'tln r orgT zpd
Pics ami l/iikcs Madd lo Order.
M1UT, • Silverion, B.C.
W'. sun.     CONNECTIONS.      Kx. kin.
For lhe North,Kevelstoke, and Main Line
7:30 iv.    Silverton     ar.  16:20
For   Rossland,   Nelson      Crows   Ne-t
Branch ami Boundary Couiiny,
10:20 lv.   Silv.rton,     nr. i:i id
Tbaiid from Sandon.
I3:001v      Silveiton,      ar, 10:20
Tickets ihmi'1'.u tiiiioo.h  an.i B.auu.i:
For rates and full in forma tion apply to
neatest local agent or
II. H  REKVR8, A?ent, Silverton
Trav. Pass. Agent, Nelson
v   As we only empliv the most '"P6 "
I     leiii'.d men, iiilwoik is ouaiiaktu:n
'   Mail and Rxprssi Ciders Receive Onr
> Prompt Attention.
JACOB DOVER.   ''Tii^JicwiaKR."
NEIJ90N, B. 6.
A. (J. P. Agent, Vnnconvor
General        Full Line     Lumber
Dry & Mixed Sash and
Paints.       ! Doors.
!Tndci tho management of
Carlo Solinieder
•lint Opened. Hood Service
Meals at All Hours.
Thgmpson Bro
«•*   Props,
McCallum «& Co.,   Sloonn,». O,
Pure Drtt«« andMemoltwf
Sloean Igrti For tfceWi^iB^fa RoIucdy ,5 DROpg;i
old Cure.
To Curo a  Cold   ln   One Day
Contains   Tlm"" New Ingredient.
 TOY  IT. ...,„.,
pBtOK,2Jo, At All Druggists.


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