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Things Were cheap Before We Came?
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Silverton, Neleon, Trail, Ymir, Kaalo, Sandon,
New Denver. Cascade City, Grand Forks, Sirdar
Midway and Greenwood.
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Ore Sacked For Shipment.
The Emilv Edith mine, which lies
within one and a hull miles of this place,
is at present employing lhe largest force
of miners of any of the Slocan Lake
mines, about 00 men lieing at work
! there. The mine is a silver-lead pro-
j position and a large amount of development work has been done upon it and
the bodies of ore, mostly concentrating,
now blocked out are second in .size to
nono in this region. The property le
being developed by u system of tunnels
driven directly upon the vein, and at
least 5000 (eet ot tunnels, cross-cuts and
raisas have been driven. The ore encountered ia principally of a concentrating nature, but lurje sliutes of clean ore
are also met with. Is places the vein is
over 40 feet iu width and completely
filled with ore. Although there is considerable clean i t.i in this property the
management has never tried to make a
shipping mino out of it, but has been
content to develope it to a state where it
would just ily the erection of a large
concentrating plant for the handling ol
the mine's output. While doing tha
develops ent work several large dumps
ol ore have accumulated and the mine
Is now in a position to furnish ore enough
to keep u hundred ton mill fully supplied
A few carloads of clean ore baa been
shipped tu the smelter from Ibis mine
and (here is now readv for shipment
some six carloads. Last year the company erected the best equipt set of mine
buildings in the Slocan, with accommodations for over 1C0 men.
F\ W*. I^ietosolieir,
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I Must Call Tour Attention
For this is my offer to you-
DROP-HEAD      "
TIIK   "WHITE" " "
F. O. B.   NELSON.
torn rriwH Stand Ciwd UnUl Jann.iry 101k, IMI.
jaoob Dover,   THU E W K 11R,
NELSON, - "•     °
- $50 0'>
- $40 ti
- MO 00
- mo.oo
- $40.00
A     Shipment    Of
Due    Ii*    «    _pew
Work   on   the  lialchelnr  Group   on
i Twelve Mile lias resulted in showing np
a good botly ni high grade shipping ore.
W. A. Ilarvey, acting for eastern par-
'ties, Kaa secured a working bond on tbo
| Transfer group, on Springer creek.    Thc
1 amount involved ia aaid to be $00,000.
During Iho week Ihe Hewett   mine, of
thi* place, aent out to the Nelson smelter
40 tuns of ore, making 340 tons shipped
by   thin   mine   during   tlie   month   ol
Hugh Sutherland purposes reopening
iho Evening Star on Dayton creek in the
early spring- The property ia u finking
piupu_.itmn and is equipt with a modern
hoisting plant.
A big deal is and tn have been made
between the Sloean Kilo Company and
the Chnpleau syndicate, by which Iho
holdings o( the latter in tho Slocau Citv
Division will he absorbed by  tbe larger
i *. C. Koch expects to begin work at
once upon bin saw-mill on Ten Mile.
When ready this mill will commence
turning out lumber for the Enterprise
concentrator, which will go up during
the coming summer.
Hurry  Smith, who has been taking In
Moyie, Crouton and other cimps in that
I section, returned lo Silverton on Thursday.   He snys the shutting down of tho
I Moyie mines is entirely due to the robber
I freight rates charged by tlie O. I'. R.
All the news being published in the
i local press concerning the early resumption of work on the Galena Mines may
be taken as guesswork. The local manager has received no word as yet pointing to an immediate reopening of the
During the week the Bosun mine sent
out another carload of ore to the smelter
making from this mine a total ot 120
tona ao far this year. Tlio bosun is
probably the beat paying mine in the
Slocan Lake region and tbe steadiest
shipper of oro, seldom failing to send out
less than 100 tons ol rich silver-lend ore
a month.
New York. Jan. 30.-Bar Silver, 62K
Lake copper, $16 60.
Load-Tho Arm that fixes the selling
price for miners and smelters quotes lead
at $4.00 st tho close-
(Chicago Herald, Jan, 23.)
Come, letns who hold freedom sweet,
Who bend the knee to God alone,
Lav some small tribute at her feet
Who hath descended from her throne!
We may nol know tho grief ihey bear
Who, being subjects, fondly doomed
Themselves bor children and who seemed
To form tho bounds of all hnr care,
But even you and I, that hold
No reverence for kings, may yet
Uncover, aa (be knell is tolled,
And bow with them whose eyea are wet I
I may not sit with aching heart
And think of her as one above,
Anointed fnr a lofty part,
Or bleated with God'a especial love;
Whete they looked up at majesty,
U t> saw unblemished womanhood—
Beheld the purpose to be good—
\\ hat more sublime may mortal see?
Their nvfii of royal pomp and pride
We know not—may we never know!
Yet we may place a wreath beside
Their Queen and mother lying low.
The blood that fills his veins who weeps
For one he deems somewhat   divine
Ie that same Saxon blood ihat leaps
Unconqiiered in yonr veins and mi ue!
Though we have traveled on ahead
Ami, with the substance claimeti ttto form
Of Liberty, nor stress nor storm
Mav leave the old sweet kinship dead!
Aud so with reverence bend the knee
A littlo, as she leaves the scene:
They wept fnr unrdead Lincoln ! We
Mav grieve with them for tbeir good
Tlie Mule Won Out.
Ed. Smith, hailing from York State,
struck the Slocan last fall. He told his
brothei, Rancher Smith, that be was
suffering from ennui. Our Rancher who
is quite a josher, said, "I have a specific
remedy for that tired feeling. Let me
introduce you to my trick mule." The
knockdown process waa gone through
and thu invalid began li s course of
Ed. had sand and tackled Hie mule and
a woodpile. The latter dwindled under
bis repeated attacks, but that mule
gave him the fight of his life and won
out in the end by nmlishness. Ho was
a .mile who had seen service during the
civil war and served for six years, enlisting in Missouri and being discharged,
wiih the balance of Price's army, in
Montana. He hod also served against
Kiel in the Northwest, and had a commission offered him if he would go with
the second contingent to South Africa,
but fearing the sea voyage and hearing
that mistakes of British officers were
sometimes charged up against their
allies, the mules, he declined tn servo,
piefering lo remain and ...atch his
military experience againat the tenderfoot from New York. It was North and
South over again. All the cunning and
shiftiness of the Yankee matched against
the poor southern mule, who did not
know when he was licked. At times
Smith lett himself the conqueror, but
just about thot lime his muleship would
sit bsck in hia harness, reach for him
with his front feot nnd there would ring
out one of those beautiful imitations of a
horse laugh for which tt-o mule family is
famous. Ed. is still in search of his
health in California, while the mule
hauls wood and waits for another tenderfoot from the east.
Shipments ot ore (run Slocan Lake for
tlwyear 1899. totaled 3078 Tons.
Shipments in 1900 totaled 4930 Tons.
The shipment   ot   ore   from   Slocan
Lake points, up to and Including  the
present week, from Jan. 1, 1901.
Fran New Denver Tone.
Hartney 60
From Bosun Landing.
Bosun  120
From Silverton
Hewett  340
From Enterprise Landing
Enterprise      W
From Slocan City
Arlington      290
Two Friends  40
Black Prince 20
Shade—Why didn't you admit Ihat
handsome woman? St Peter—8he insisted on bringing in her dog with her,
and with Calvin inside it'a ali I can do
to admit children.—Town Topics
Dirty days hath September,
April,June, and November;
From January up to May
The rain it raioeth every day,
All the rest have thirty-one
Without a blessed gleam of sun ;
And If nnv of them had two-and-thlrty
They'd be just aa wet and twice as dirty
A. Stewart haa been one of la grippe's
victims thia week.
Miss McEwing left yesterday on a
two weeks vacation.
The second annual ball of the Slocan
City Miners' Union will be bold on the
15th inst.
J. M. McGregor P. L. S. haa bean appointed a lecturer at tho.Rossland School
of Minea,
On Tuesday, L Martin, brother-in-law
of Ed. Dwyer, arrived here from Denver
To-day has been proclaimed a public
holiday at the request ol  the Bankers'
George Clark ia an inmate ol the Slocan Hospital suffering from a complication of diaordera.
Dr. Brouse wus called to town twice
thia week. Mrs. Rouse and Baby Stafford were tbe patient*.
Aii effort ia being made hy the local
players to pull off a hockey match with
biocau bore in the near future.
The Slocan Drill aaya that many obstacles are cropping up ia the road ol the
early incorporation of Slocan City.
H. R. Jorand, who la well known to
Silvertouians, boa bung out his shingle
in Slocau City and will practise law
Go  to R. G. DaUle'a for all kinds of
fresh fruits.   He ia receiving shipments
daily.   Fresh confectionery, choice line
uf fresh groceries. *
The Miners' Union masquerade in
New Denver next Thursday night promisee to be au enjoyable affair. A large
number from here will attend.
If you are suffering from la grippe or
any kindred affliction, take Perfect
Waters. One box will effect a cure.
Foui - hits at The Silverton Drug Store, t
Robert F. Green M. P. P. ia expected
to visit lite t-iwii iu the near future to
learn the views of this pait of Ida constituency regarding approaching legislation.
Mrs. Wheeler returned this week from
Pendletou, Oregon. Sho wus accompanied by tier mother, Mrs. Wilsou, who
will remain hero during tbe coming
Memoii.il Services will be held to-day
iu Siocan City and New Deliver. Iu both
plates iho members of iho Odd Fellows,
Foresters, Knights ol Pythias aud Miners
Union will parade. Tho Service iu New
Denver will bo hold in tho Bosuu Hall.
Tin; Masquerade.
Ou the evening ol St. Valentine's Day
tho members of the Episcopalian Church
will give a Valentino entertainment in
Iho Union Hall. Tbo program will be
a novel one to Silvertouiaus, and will
consist iii part of a abort farce given by
local artists and a series of tableau
A shipment of apring and summer
goods will be impacted at Liebscher.s,
the Tailor, in a low days. He now
carries a large line of all kind of cloths
and ia increasing tho number of his
customers by his excellent workmanship
and attention to business.
Wm. Hunter returned on Wednesday
(rom l'hoenix, whero he haa been adjusting the losses of his Company in the
ecent fire. Mr. Hunter is enthusiastic
over the outlook for the Phoenix camp
aud will rebuild there aa soon aa possible
and reopen his branch store.
One of our local mine managers buys
hia supplies in Nelson, eels his miners
from Wisconsin, carries his bank account
in Saudon. buys bis meat in New
Denver and gets bis coffee ground in
Silverton. By th"s distributing hia
patronage he has friends where ever he
A Nelson girl is displaying the following telegram to an envious circle of dearest friends, aa a proof ol tbe devotedneas
and touching regard of her own Charlie,
who had attended the Sandon Carnival
with the hockey team. The telegram
read: "Got mv aoae broken ; got to get
it set. Do you prefer it Greek or Roman,
"What kind of a tei low ia Brown?"
"Ob,  he's a fellow   that Ml let you
buy tbo first drink and then want to
match you lor the next."
If that woman down in Kansaa who
broke the pictures in Ihe bar-room had
wailed until a game waa innning and
then broke the bank there would havo
been some sense in it.
The Carnival held in the Skating Rink
here last Saturday night was even more-
successful than the former-one: Abo°il
forty masqueraders wore present and tho
ice waa crowded with skaters. Many ot
the fancy costumes wom showed that
great pains had been taken in the preparation and tho task of judging proved to
be difficult. The prize winners were:
Miss McKinnon, best lady's costume;
Mra. Matheson, best lady skater; J. Tinling, best fancy costume; W. Thompson,
best skater. Miss Sarah Lawson, who
appeared as "Tub Rilvkktokian," baa
been presented with a year's subscription
to this journal as a special prize.
The rink management, encouraged bv
lhe growing success of their csrnivala,
are preparing to hold another—the last
of thesesson—on Saturday, the 9th inst.
Several new features aTe to be introduced and the prizes will be much more
valuable than any heretofore  given.
Baek From Tbe War.
L. R. Forbes, trooper, who enlisted
from the Slocan for the Second Canadian
Contingent, retorned on Wedne iday
The train which brought him Irom Nakusp to Roseberry was decorated with
Union Jacks and the whistles of tha two
locomotives and the steamboat blew a
shrill welcome ae he stepped off the car.
A large number of hia New Danver
friends were waiting in Roseberry to receive him, and those escorted him to
New Denver, where a reception waa tendered htm. Mr. Forbes passed through
the year's campaigning unhurt and returns in splendid health.
The Sandon Skating  (•'ariiivul.
The Sandon Carnival, which held the
boarda for lour days thia week, was just
aa the Sandonites wished it to be. Tlio
town was full of visiting curlers and puck
chasers and their admirers, and hotel
accommodation was at a premium. In
ihe hockey games, Nelson won from
Rossland, as did also the Sandon loam,
bnt the Rossland Juniors redeemed Iheir
town by downing the Juniors of Sandon-
Kaslo did Silverton up with a score of '
six goals to two. .
The Silverion players, who attended
the Carnival to play against Slocan City,
were matched against Kaslo owing to
Slocan's non-appearance. Tlio Kaslo
team is made up of experienced players
and their team work was loo much for
the Silvertonisns, who had never played
together Iiefore. They showed however
that Silverion haa material for a good
hockey team.
.T.in 9—Rand, head so fk Carpenter etc
G F Ransom.
Deo 31—Colonial. Jan 4—Cody Ir,
Joker fr. 12—Now Kohltiuor. 15—
Madie, Roe Extension, Roe, taavdaa
Extension, Springtime. 22—Dominion
No 2 (3 yrs.)
Jan 8—Heber fr, to Star M k 11 Cn,
Ltd 9—Charlotte and Heber. to Tho
Washington Mining Co, and E H Thorn-
linsnn. 25—Washington fr, Major fr,
and I C, to the  Washington Mining Co.
Jan S—Midnight Star, P M Hayes to
J M Donnelly, Dec 5.
4—Owel, hi, Robt Sloan to Jas I) Ryan
Oct 2.
8—Charlotte and Herbert, Geo Hav-
ward to the Washington Mining Co,
foreign, Jan 2.
Bonaparte—L I Libent to Robt Macdonald, Dec 12. $50.
Smuggler, **', L J Libent to Robt Macdonald. Dec 21 175.
11 —Doll Varden, agreement as to
ownership signed by Alfred Robinson.
J M Martin and W A Arnold.
12—Troy and St Helena, notiee of sale
hy sheriff to recover fl8.597.0O, owned
by the Fisher Maiden Consolidated M k
8 Co.
16—Heather Bell-*. North Star No l>,
Ottawa Nu 2, notice of sale hv sheriff iii
Angua McDugald. Nov 28.1578.93,
18—Bird fr, all interest held bv
Thompson Sherman to Wm Ketit, Dm!
24. $75.
21—Champion, Butterfly and International, option Charles Rallo and A R
Marino to J D MacMaster, (let 22.
24—l.ina and Lolo, \*i each, 0 Van-
atone to R N Cook, Jan 23.
28—Four Mile No B, %, tree F.
Liebscher to Joa C Butler, Out rt, $10,
"Euphemia." said young BpoOMOIOM
"will you marry me?"
"I will not I" replied lhe voting
woman, Indigantly.
"Misa Lickladder," he rejoined, making an entry in a email memorandum
book and replacing it in his pocket, 'sett
have the honor of being tbo lirst girt
who has refused me sinco tho new
century began ."—Chicago Tribune.
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International Struggle InJEast
Africa's Metropolis.
Popularity of American Shoes.'Ma-
chlnery and Novelties—The
Rubber Industry.
Because ihey do not hurry in
Zanzibar, it must not be^Junder-
stood, as a lazy,-spot, writes £Allan
Sangree in Ainslee's Magizine.
Let none think that; on the contrary, it has now become a metropolis of east Africa and rarely a
day passes but what the big bellied
tramp ships fronVRangoon,^[Hamburg, Liverpool and New Vork
discharges their cargo ^on ! the
shelving beach and fill up again
with the rich products'of the island
and its mainland near by. This
much to the poignant envy of Emperor William whose own possessions
lie just across the channel, the metropolis of which, Dar es Salaam,
is making every, effort to deflect
thither the trade from Zanzibar.
In no part^of the world are Germany and England contesting so
bitterly for m commercial supremacy as on this African east coast,
and the rivalry has now reached
such a point of intensity as to be a
cause of open rupture any moment.
With the projection of railroads to
the interior ; and ^"constant land
grabbiug the two nations ire running a neck and neck race, and
both, not to be outdone by the
other, are sowing the earth with
golden coin, in the hope that it
will be returned ten fold as the land
is developed.
Germany, however, with her
east African steamship line, that
has now begun to circumnavigate
the£dark ^continent, sailing from
Hamberg weekly, is in the lead
commercially, , and the ^English
ministers, while wrestling with the
Transvaal problem, can not afford
to lose aught of, that one which
confronts them furtherJnotth. In
less than a decade the wily and
sub'tle Teutons have subsidized
this g-eat steamship company, now
so prosperous'that every year it is
enabled to build a new vessel out
of the dividends; they have
planted cloves, coffee and tea"[ plantations and made them pay; have
exploited rubber companies, built
two railroads, as against England's
one, and have sent out hundreds of
.colonists. *     ,
America Not Idle.
Meanwhile^America has not been
idle, having seized two thirds of the
petroleum   trade,  one half of the
ivory trade, and doubled  her  shipment; of cotton cloth, an item   that
furnishes one quarter of all the  yn-
ports  to  Zanzibar.     Yankees  are
landing   every   week,   prospecting
for American   firms   of   every   description, and   on   the   coast   one
will    find   plenty   of   adventurers.
While at dinner  at   the   European
hotel in  Zanzibar  the evening  before I   left,   a   great,   red bearded
person, with some  blisters   on   his
face and hands, sat down   opposite
and   asked me,  in a subterranean
whisper, if 1 was not an American.
On replying,affirmatively,  he   said,
in a burst     of confidence:     "So'm
I.      Michigander—lumberman—'n'
I got the  greatest  graft  out  here
you ever saw.     Just landed   about
$30,000 worth of   teakwood  about
30 miles below here, and   if I   can
get it away from  the  hippo tots   I'll
go back to   the    states   in   style."
He and his partner,   he   explained,
had floated   the   wood   down   the
river, and accidently ran into a hippopotamus family, whereupon  both
had to swim for their   lives.     They
had come   up   from   Zanzibar   for
guns  and   ammunition    to  rescue
their property.
The American Kl>«.
As in other parts of tke world,
one is humiliated to see no vessels
carrying the American flag. Tin the
last 12 months but two Maine sailing ships, and not American steam
_-rs, landed at Zanzibar. Fortunately, however, this is no criterion
of our commerce. At present no
country can compete with us inr the
so called piece goods trade, though
the British council points out religiously each month to the home
office that this is the most profitable,
traffic in east Africa, and wants to
know why the Manchester firms do
not get after it. America, however,
should widen her market, in this
part of the globe with the exporting of hardware, building material,
flour, provisions and all kinds of
cheap cloth. "American" shoes,
machinery and novelties are as popular on the east coast as below
the Zambesi. The rubber industry, too, only waits to be developed,, the country being rich in that
Zanzibar is a free port for all imports except liquors, arms, ammunition, tobacco and rice. At all
coast ports the uniform duty is at
5 per cent ad volorem. Export
duties are the same, aad the list
ncludes rubber, ivory, cloves,
hides, pepper, cocoanut, tea, coffee
and many tropical products. These
exports last year from Zanzibar
amounted to $7,567,035. Of the
imports, those of America fur one
month amounted to more than
the combined shipments of all Europe.
Betur Times for   Worklugnaea
The following questions were
sent to Mr. Edward Markham, at
his home in feooklyn, who wrote
answers especially for the Christian
Herald. The lines quoted in two
or three of the questions are from
Mr. Markliam's collected poems,
published by Doubleday, Page A
Co., entitled "The Man with the
Hoe and other Poems."
1 On what questions should all
brnaches of labor unite for the good
of the country?
On the reduction of hours of labor
per day; on compulsory arbitration;
on the study, from humane motives,
ofthe co-operative ideal in industry
2 In what way, or toward what
end, should labor utilize its gigantic
They should resolutely will to
come into harmony and unity of
aim and aspiration; they should
make appeal through the ballot
box for an enlargement of the rights
of man. They should strive to so
organize the world as to keep open
the gates of opportunity.
3. What opportunities should
the new, century bring forth to the
Security in his work and sufficient
leisure from his work to give him
time to cultivate his moral and
aesthetic nature.
4. What effect, in your opinion,
will great combinations of wealth
have upon the workingman of the
future? Will concentration of
wealth, trusts, etc., preve a benefit
to or a drawback to the working-
man's progress?
(ireat combinations of wealth will
tend to make great counter combinations among the working classes.
Trusts will be a decided drawback
to the workingman's progress unless some means shall be lound to
make them serve the good of the
whole people, as now they serve the
good of a few.
5. To what degree should the
workingman be made a partner of
If I understand your question, he
should be made a full partner. In
other words, he should receive the
full value of the things he makes
and does.
of scant wages and  prec. r.ons  employment.
7. What kind of help,aside from
higher wag*., does the laboring
man need?
He needs the contented mind
that comes from security in his
work and joy in his work. This
necessarily carries the idea that he
must have more leisure and more
8. What would most help to
lighten the toiler's burden?
Co-operation in the place of competition in the industrial world.
Co-operation is the logic of Christianity.
9. How can the government beet
help the workingman?
As a first step, by assuming control of railroads, telegraphs, etc.
and so moving wisely on toward
government ownership of all indus-
tries_which in private hands have
become a menace to the public good
and public safety.
10.' What shouldjbe done with
the idle millions? With^the great,
army of men who want work and
yet can find nothing to do?
As first steps, they might well be
employed by cities and slates, at
living wages, upon public works.
If enough work of that kind is not
forthcoming, let the public powers
establish shipyards and other industries sufficient to employ the willing
It wasiu the yera 1886 that Martin Irons, as the chaiiman of the
executive board of the Knights ot
Labor of the Gould Southeastern
Railway' system, defied capitalist
tyranny, and from that hour he
was doomed. All the capitalism
combined to crush him, and when
at last he succumbed to overwhelming odds he was hounded from
place to place until he was ragged
and footsore and the pange of hunger gntwed at his vitals.
For 14 lorg years he fought
single handed the battle of persecution. H* tramped far, and
among strangers, under an assumed name, sought to earn
enough to get bread. But he
was tracked like a beast and
hands. Of course, if we had a more driven from shelter. For this
effective organization  of industry,    "poor wanderer of a  stormy  day"
working time for the now idle
could be found by cutting down the
execesive hours at present forced
upoe the overworked. Keep cutting down the hours of a day's work
until everyone has work.
11. Are strikes, which are really
battles between workmen and employer, helpful or harmful to the
As a rule they are harmful to the
toiler. But at times they seem to
be cruel necessities.
12. Would the toiler'/benefit if,
instead of striking, he submitted his
grievances to the general government or to a labor department, regulated by law and having a minister
of labor in the president's cabinet?
Would not this be a better way for
the workingman, for the settlement
of differences between employer and
Yes, labor should be represented
in the cabinet by fan ; intelligent laborer; not by a parlor farmer£nor
by a retired capitalist. The method
you suggest of settling strikes
would be a decided improvement
upon'the^present nap-hazard,^ plan.
Tribute Paid to  His  Memory
By Eugene V. Debs
Because He Fought the Battles of
Labor--Deserted By Those
He Served.
6. In one of your poems,
Man Under the Stone," you
pare a workingman to a man going
through life pushing a great »tonc
always up hill. What is the workingman's real burden—what is the
real stone of his up-hill life?
The great stone is his unequal
struggle for bread today, still further weighted with the fear of penury tomorrow and the dread of a
destitute old age. All this,of course,
springs out of the narrow  margin
ft 13. "Their blind feet drift in the
darkness, and no one is leading."
What kind of ltaders do the toilers
They need leaders with the white
purity of a St. Francis and the iron
resolution ot a Cromwell, leaders
whose watchword shall be "God
and the people!" Such men were
Joseph Mazzini and John Ruskin.
14. How can the church best
help tlife "brother to the~ox?"*How
reach him, lift him up?
By studying the anxious problems
of economics and finding a way of
applying the golden rule to industry.
15. And working women? Have
we a "sister to the ox?" How
should she be ranched, uplifted—her
burden lightened?
Yes, we have a "sister to the ox."
Men and women rise and fall to-
getknr. In general,the same means
that will lift and lighten man's
hurdae will alleviate woman's burden also.
16. Do churches and church
workers neglect the working people? Do they pay enough attention
to the factory centers and great industrial towns?
Na, churches do not give enough
attention to these matters. Indeed,
the burning question in each church
today should be the social problem.
The saving of men's souls is closely
connected with the amelioration of
their social and industrial conditions.
The church needs a new baptism of
the Holy Spirit, which is the same
as saying Social Spirit.
there was no pity. He had stood
between his class and their oppressors; he was brave and would
not flinch ;-he was honest and would
not sell. This was. his crime and
he must die.
Martin Irons came to this country Irom Scotland a child. He was
friendless, penniless, alone. At an
early age he became a machinist.
For years he worked at his trade.
He had a clear head and a warm
heart. He saw and felt the injus-
ice suffered by his class. Thre e
reductions in rapid succession fired
his blood. He resolved to resist.
He appealed to his fellow workers.
When the great strike came, Martin Irons was its central figure.
The men knew they could trust
him.    They were not mistaken, n
When at the darkest hoar Jay
Gould sent word to Martin Irons
that he wished to see him, the answer came, "I am in Kansas Oity."
Gould did not have gold enough to
buy lions. This was his greatest
crime. The press united in fiercest
denunciation. Every lie that malignity could conceive was coined
and circulated. In the popular
mind Martin Irons was the blackest
hearted villain that ever went unhung. Pinkerton bloodhounds
were on his track night and day.
But through it all this honest, fearless, high minded workingman
stood immovable.
The courts and soldiers responded to the command of their masters, the railroads, the strike was
crushed and the workingmen were
Martin Irons had served, suffered
for and honored his class. But he
had lost. His class turned against
him and join in the execration of
the enenmy. This pained him
more than all else. But he bore
even this without a murmur, and
if ever a despairing'sign was wrung
from him it was when he was
And thus it has been all along
the highway of the centuries, from
Jesus Christ to Martin Irons.
Let it not be said that Irons was
not crucified. For 14 years he was
nailed to the cross and no martyr
of humanity "ever bore his crucifixion with manlier fortitude.
He stood the taunts and jeers
and all the bitter mockery of fate
with   patient   heroism,  and   even
when the poor, dumb brutes whose
wounds and bruises he would have
swathed   with his  heart    strings,
turned   upon and  rent  him,   pity
sealed his lips ahd silent suffering
wrought for him a martyr's crown.
Martin  Irons was hated by   al
that were too ignorant   to base  to
understand him.   He died despised,
yet will he live beloved.
No president of the United States
gave or tendered him a public
office in testimony of his service to
the working class. The kind of
service he rendered was too honest and respectable, too human to be
• The blow he struck for his class
will preserve his memory. In the.
great struggle for emancipation he
nobly did his share, and the history
of labor cannot be Written without
his name.
He was an agitator and as such
shared the common fate of all
Jesus Christ, Joan of Arc, Elijah
Lovejoy, John Brewn, Albert Parsons and many others set the same
example and paid the same penalty.
For the reason that he was a
despised agitator and shunned of
men too mean and sordid to conceive the lofty motive that inspired
him will be remembered with tenderness and love long after the last
of his persecutors shall have mol-
dered in a forgotten grave.
It waa In Af ril, 1899, in Waco,
Tex., that I last "pressed this comrade's hand. He bore the traces of
poverty and broken health, but his
spirit was intrepid as when he
struck the shield of Hoxie 13 years
before, and when he spoke of
socialism he seemed transformed,
and all the smouldering fires within
him blazed once more from his
sunken eyes.
I was pained but not surprised
when I read that he had "died
penniless ia ao obscure Texas
town." It is his glory and society's
shame that he died that way.
His weary body has found rest,
and the grandchildren ot the men
and women he struggled, suffered
and died for will weave chaplets
where he sleepe.
His epitaph might read. "For
standing bravely in defense of the
working class he was put to death
by slow torture."
Martin Irons was an honest,
courageous, manly mar,. The
woild numbers one less since he
has left it
Brave Comrade, love and farewell!—Eugbne V. Debs.
Kloadlk*  n«fir VUM
Dawson advices state that Major
Wood, commander of the Northwest mounted police of the Yukon,
has made his report of placer mining operations in the Klondike during the year ending November 1,
from which it appears that the product of the gold-bearing~creeks of
the district was $11,752,560.
The total numbor of men employed in the ' mines of |the creeks a
month or six weeks 'ago, J when the
data were collected, was 5341.
Claims worked in the district daring the season number 1160.
Nearly two thirds ofthe total
output came from the creeks centering about Grand Forks, namely;
Bonanza, Eldorado, Quartz and
Eureka. The exact amount from
these creeks was $7,174,761.
More than one half tke men employed in the Klondike) were on
these four creeks, the exact number
being 394a.
■•Man free. Tltytert.
Bonania was the banner ot tha
entire country, yielding $4,648,830,
more than two thirds of the total
output of the , Klondike, snd 'employing 2296 men, or one half ef sll
the men engaged in the Klondike.
The number of claims worked on
the creeks was 351.
Eldorado produced the second
best amount, namely, $3,461,907.
Only $67 mea were employed on
Eldorado. This mesas Eldorado
had more than half the output of
Bonanza, with not many more thao
two thirds of the number of men
working. The claims worked on
Eldorado numbered 10a.
Giving the Grand Forks district
the first place in all the Klondike,
the other districts designated by the
police, together with their outputs,
number of m§n employed and number of claims worked, for the fiscal
year, given in the order in which
they rank, were: ,
Dominion, $1,614,933; mea employed, 871; number of claims work*
Hunker, $1,377,386; men employed, 936; number of claims work
ed, 390.
Gold Run, $903,833; men em.
ployed, 392; number of claims
worked, 36.
Sdphur,'$68i,697; men employ,
ed,—; numbero of claims worked,
Quartz creek, in Grand Forks
group, yielded $59,419, and employed 70 men. Eureka, also in
the Grand Forks group, yielded
$3,603, and employed 9 men.
Pouud It With a Diamond   Drill
It is reported that a rich strike
was made on the Highlander group,
in the Ainsworth camp, on Friday
last, with the aid of a diamond drill,
The owners of the property are
keeping the news quiet and very
few details can be learned.—Tribune.
St. KiiKcnr Ore Going to tlerinauv
The ore now being sacked at the
St. Eugene mine, near Moyie, goes
to Hamburg, Germany. Already
500 tons have been shipped   there.
To Heaiimr Oavelopmrut Work
It is teported that the local management of the Duncan mines expects orders from the directors ia
thr old country to resume development work on the Poorman mine,
one of the oldest gold producers in
Nelson district. No devolopment
work has been done since last August, and the stoping ground will be
worked out in four or five months.
Fifty men have been employed at
stoping between f and 3 tunnels,
and they send 40 tons of good ore
♦o the mill daily. Some of these
men have been laid off, but were
told that they would very likely be
put on again by February 1st, whea
it was expected devolopment work
would be commenced.
A New Drill Itlarhlua.
An inventive genius at CeMkx,
Washington, has invented a machine drill that is said to do as
much work as eight men. The
machine is operated by one man,
who simply turns a crank, which
revolves a wheel to which is attached four 4-pound hammers, which
strike the drill with terrific force,
each blow being harder than that
struck by a man. By turning the
crank at a moderate rate, 316
blows are struck by the hammers
in one minute. This is said te be
the work of eight able bodied men.
A number of mining merMefce have
seen the machine work see* it will
revolutionize mining and will greatly lessen the present cost ot drilling
thereby making many low grade
properties proitable mines. The
machine is made entirely of iron
and weighs but 125 pjunds.—Paystreak.
Re< rulia for China.
The North German Lyod steamer
H. H. Meyer, Captain Formes,
sailed from Wilhelmshaven for the
far east today with 900 naval recruits on board.
Double Dally Train Service.
No. 11, Weat Bemad	
No. 13, Bait Bound	
No. \ Went Bound	
No. 4. Beat Bound	
•Coeur t Alene branch
Palouse A Lawlaton br'ch
'Central Waih. branch..
•Local Freight, watt....
'Local Freight, eaet	
%.t\ a. in.
*.«.». m.
10. V p. m.
11.<_ p. m.
J __» P. I".
1.IS p. »!■
1.00 p. m.
S-_)o p. m.
I.S5 P- ni.
*~V> a. m.
MS *• in-
11.60 p. m.
U.S. P• ni-
7.1s a. m.
c.50 a. m.
11.30 a. ni.
6,00 a. ra.
7..V a. m
•Dally except Sunday, all othara daily.
■ van Non. east bound.
Corner Howard and Rlveralda.
Twins 11 and 12 run solid between
Portland and Bt. Panl. Trains 3 and 4
ran solid between Portland and Kama*
City and St. Louis, via Bllllngi and "Bur-
lngton Route," without change. Through
Pnllmrn and Tourist Bleepen snd Pintng
Oars on all trains.
I W. HILL, General Agent, Spokane, Wn.
A, J). OHABLTON>A.W._e.A.,rottlaud.Or», Tbe Problem or Labor.
There be times in the lives of nation* when the services of the brnv-
and best—both intellectually
L physically-** required for its
-reservation. This applies to all
Laoisstions. of whatever kind.
That time seems to have arrived as
regards the present and future wel-
f,re of the laboring classes of this
. — —_,
nothing about his expenses in the
But it has been said that the
average production of the worker in
this country equals $1800 a year.
A million dollars at these figures
requires the labor of one average
producer S55 5-9 years. This is a
good long time for a person to
work. And while it is a tact that
the rich live longer than the poor,
the difference can hardly be so
Let us assume that those who are
lich have greater powers of production than those who remain poor,
and let us assume further that the
rich live long enough to enjoy 70
years in the production of wealth.
Each one who accumulated a million
dollars would, therefore, have to
produce $14,285.71 a year, or more
than seven times as much as the
average producer.
it is impossible for any one person to produce seven times as much
as the average producer; it is improbable that anyone would have
that sum given to him by its producers; and if it is not produced or
given as a gift, how is it  procured?
The conclusion is inevitable. The
rightful ownership of a million dollars through the labor of any one
person is impossible.—Joseph A.
Labadie in Detroit   News Tribune.
buildings, cultivated ftelds.animals,
vessels, railroads, etc.
Let us be generous with the pro
ducers and pay them the wages of
congressmen, viz: $5000 a year,
and then they would each have to
live and work 200 years to earn a
million dollars.to say nothing about
accumulating it. But when we con-
_^            9'der that the average wages in this
untry     It appe»r» that a crisis •■ C JU"try '" less than ^°° a year'  h
"broaching, and   that   labor   will .is only a question of figuring to as-
Ive to call upon its   bravest   and |cert?in how Iong one would have to
best to contend for its right to exist 1worktoearn   a   milli°n>   a"<*  *»y
,s a free and  integral  part of society,   tl does not require ouper-
nitural faculties to be able to discern whither we are drifting.    With
cspital firmly entrenched in the halls
of legislation, with  the institutions
of learning bent to the will   of   the
plutocrats, with church, school and
judgment hall under their absolute
dominion, and the press shackled
with a golden chain,   there   is   no
doubt of the intentions of the capitalists nor ot the rate of labor unless
the latter is aroused to a   recognition of its pei ils.    The difficulty is
not in misunderstanding what capital want, but in a clear comprehen-
sion of what labor proposes to do.
There are multitudes  of organizations, all pretending to work for the
elevation of   the   laboring  people,
som ein the political field, others in
the industrial field, all claiming that
they are doing everything possible
under present conditions of society.
There is, however, an apparent lack
of cohesion   and   co-operat,on   between the different organized bodies
of labor, the cause   therefor   being
hard tc understand.    If they are all
animated with the common purpose
of honestly trying to  work  for  tha
elevation of the   toilers,   it  ought
certainly not to be so  very  difficult
to agree upon a plan   wheieby   this
could be carried into effect.      Capital agrees upon all points,  and experiences no difficulty in  combining
when confronted with the  demands
of labor and   the   labor   question.
Why should it not be  as   easy   for
the toilers   to   agree,   knowing  as
they do that their very existence depends upon  their own   powers   of
combination?     Is  it  possible  that
the pretenses of labor are false, and
that the cry for liberty is but a hypocritical vaporing?    The powers and
energies   of   the   labor   movement
must be directed toward the unification and solidification of the  organized workers.    We are   not  pessimists, but we believe in looking at
conditions  as they   present   themselves, and that evil conditions  exist none will have the hardihood to
deny.   The remedy may be difficult
of application, but it  must   be  applied, as it is imperative; sacrifices
must be made and old and cherished
pol'c'es ma) have to be abaodoned
for the sake of the cause for   which
labor contends.      It should not   be
more difficult to agree with a friend
than to be compelled to accept the
degrading conditions of an  enemy.
Tht hopes for future  improvement
is the conditions ot labor rest largely upon the intelligence and loyalty
ef the whole labor movement rather
than upon the intellectual  superiority of a few.     Leaders are neces-
sary in all movements.      What the
labor  movement   needs are more
ltaders of broad and comprehensive
vitws and power to grasp and cope
with   present   conditions,   men   of
sterling qualities and   tolerant   in
their ideas, who are able and willing
to adapt themselves to ever-chang-
■ag   conditions.      Labor's success
rests upon its ability to   agree and
rally round one   common   standard
and to wield its combined  strength
»» a single and   powerful whole.—
Coast Seamen's Journal.
Portland ffwnatSara Birth to Twins
OB O. H. * N. Filer.
Early yesterday morning while
the Portland flier on the O. R. &
N. was speeding through southeastern Washington twin babies
were born of one of its passengers,
Mrs. P. T. Bulger of Portland, Ore.
Mother and little ones now occupy
a pleasant cot at Sacret Heart hospital, and the father, a shipbuilder
in the employ of the Canadian Pacific at Nelson, B. C, is on his way
to Spokane.
Mrs. Bulger left Portland in com
pany with her niece,  Miss Silcox,
bound for Nelson to join her hus-
With her companion  she
should    be    immediately   arrested
though.    Where is an officer?"
. Ilowdlea Followed the Womaa
Policeman Luster then appeared
on the scene for the purpose of protecting Mrs. Nation. He commanded the mob to stand back, and
started up the street with Mrs. Nation, all the time followed by hooting, jeering rowdies, 'who were
sympathizers with the joint leiders.
Mrs. Nation at last found refuge in
the rooms of the Topeka Capital,
where the crowd was not allowed
to enter. Here, surrounded by reporters and newspaper correspondents, she detailed the story ot her
experiences and what she expected
to do in the future. She asked an
Associated Press correspondent how
many joints there were in Topeka.
On being informed there were more
band   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
occupied a berth in the night sleeper
out of the Oregon metropolis.     All   _.. __, ________________
went well with   the  travelers  until   than a hnndred, she   threw up  her
Hiat laauraure Combination.
I notice that six of the great  accident   insurance   companies   have
tired of competing with each  other
and paying out a large part of their
receipts in hiring men   and  women
to tear down each other,   and have
combined—have eont into one company.      "Competition is impossible
where   comb nation   is    possible."
This will throw out ot  emyloyment
some thousands of well dressed men
and women of good  address,   and
they will have time  to think  about
what the industrial  conditions are
leading   to.       Only    the   narrow-
minded longer believe in  individual
effort, with its waste  and  personal
backbitings.    Men who  see things
as they are, who have mind enough
to gather any considerable wealth,
know that combination beats competition every time,  and   they   are
willing to give their "individuality"
for the cash dividends held   out  by
corporate management.    The little
fellows must go.    I believe it would
be better to have the public do  the
insutance  at cost  and  the money-
left in the pockets of the people that
will go to the combination,  but the
payers do not see it that  way  and
will be skinned.—Appeal to Reason.
the train reached Colfax, when it.
became necessary to call for assistance from the other women passengers, and all that conditions of
travel would permit was done for
Mrs. Bulger by her fellow tourists.
By the time the train reached
Spokane Mis. Bulger had been
made comfortable and the infants
had been wrapped snugly in blankets and placed in the special care of
a coterie of women.
Ambulance Waited Her*.
Conductor McGilvary had telegraphed ahead of his train for aid
lor the helpless trio and when the
train pulled into the Spokane yards
an ambulance and physicians were
waiting for them. Under the direction of Superintendent Adams of
the Union depot the sleeper was
detached and run up to the Washington street crossing, where Mrs.
Bulger was transferred.to the ambulance.
Under the direction "of Dr. James
B. Munley of the railway staff, Miss
Silcox and a number of sympathetic
women were given charge of • the
twins for the trip to the hospital,
where the little family was reunited.
The children are big, plump and
rosy and have every chance for a
long life, despite their untoward advent to existence.
Mrs. Bulger has a number of relatives in this city, who have been
notified of her arrival here. She is
a young woman and handsome.
Throughout her trying experience
yesterday she maintained good temper and cheerfulness. The physicians say she will soon be able to
resume her journey to Nelson or to
return to her home.
The event is believed to be an
unique one for a western railroad.
Nona of the train and railroad men
of Spokane can be found who can
from his memory duplicate the occurrence. Single births have occurred in several instances, one only
a few weeks ago, neir Walla
Walla, on the same railroad.'
hands in horror and said that   con
dition must not last any longer.
She added: "I would go out
against these joints tonight if I had
some women to go with me. But
I will rest for a day or two. Something wilt be done here yet. You
can count on that."
Can One man Kaia a Million Dollars!
Can a person earn a million   dollars in a lifetime?    Let us see.
Labor is human effort. Land is
•11 the elements and feces outside
of man himself. Wealth is the result ofthe application of the. labor
to land. Wealth, therefore, must
ht material, tangible, concrete.
In the light of these definitions,
which accord with the latest and
bett political economy, it seems
dear, indeed, that a million dollars
must represent concrete   things—
To Engage In Trial Itaeea With  tbe
Challenger for Ihe Clip.
There is a possibility of Shamrock
I coming to this side with her successor. Mr, Barrio, Sir Thomas
Lipton's American representative,
said that if it is earlv enough to
insure plenty of trial races on the
other side, Sir Thomas may not
biing  her over,   but  if   Shamrock
II should be late in taking the
water, her predecessor will cross
with her and the trials will be finished off Sandy Hook. The old
craft will have new spars and new
gear, and  Designer Fife probably
»< .....,.,,,,.  her   during  the  trial
will manage her   durfeg
races.    Their first will be at the
Clyde regatta at the Glasgow ex-
position.       ^ .___—-
Sand^i Wln««r Carnival
Randon will hold its  first  winter
Sandon win commencing
carnival   next   www
Tuesday and end ngrua) _
of the best teams n Brit sh
biawill participate  in    hg  no     y
and  curling  tournaments   an
attendance  promises jo  JJ   '* *
Sandon people never do   thing.J£
halves, and a &*£? oi their
ed all who   may   ?*"•**'
Tht   Wire or a Topeka Julutlat Did
the Jab.
Mrs. Carrie Nation caused a flurry
among the joint keepers of Topeka,
Kan., last Saturday night, and as a
result knows What it is to be roughly treated by a mob.      Mrs. Nation
arrived in Topeka at 6:40 and  immediately hunted  up  a  newspaper
reporter with a request that she be
shown some of the leading joints of
the city.     Two newspaper men volunteered to pilot her around.      She
said she  did not  wish  to  begin  a
smashing crusade, but   wanted  to
talk to the jointists.     The  keepers
of the saloons had been  apprised of
her intention, and when she arrived
at Ed Myers' joint on   Kaunas  avenue she was confronted by the wife
of that individual, who rained blow
alter  blow   on   her   head   with  a
broomstick, while Myers  stood by
and encouraged the effort.    By this
time a crowd of a thousand   people
had gathered, among   whom   were
numerous   sympathizers   of   Mrs.
Nation.      Nobody attempted to interfere and soon the  jointists'  wife
stopped her assault.     Mrs.   Nation
said she was not hurt by her  experience in the least.
"What does a broomstick amount
to?" she inquired, "to one who has
been so much used to rawhides,
rocks and rotten eggs? That woman
- Union Wreckers.
A good deal is said in union
meetings and labor papers about
the bosses who are te-med Union
Wreckers., but the worst wreckers
of unionism are men inside the organization.
One hypocrite inside does more
harm than a dozen open enemies on
the outside.
These   outside wreckers   are  of
several types.     There  is  the  man
who is more interested  in  currying
favor    with  some    political    boss
lhan he is in   the  advancement   of
the  interest of those   who   work.
He keeps  his  political   master  secretly informed of all that is    bein *
done by the   organization,   and   if
anything    is    contemplated   which
will be likely  to   injure  the  party,
he helps to plan some   way of defeating the aims   of   the  working-
man, and then goes into  the  meetings and on the streets  and  serves
his master and sacrifices the union.
Another type of Union Wreckers
are the men who seek  to  get  personal advantages by tricky methods
in connection  with  union   matters.
Usually these fellows are just   well
enough  imformed   to   be   able   to
make a show   of   knowledge,   and
for a time they are  able  t* deceive
those who are not keen   enough  to
see through   their   superficial  pretenses.    They are afraid to openly
antagonize those who are thoroughly informed, and so they go around
circulating dirty insinuations  about
the motives of others,   and making
loud boasts of their  own  devotion
and   sincerity.    They   tear    down
others in hope  of   elevating   themselves.    Their   underhand  and  sly
methods make it   very  difficult  to
expose their crookedness,   and  oft
times they do so much harm  before
being forced out  that  an organization is ruined   by    their  treachery
and tricks in spite   of   all   that the
genuine workers can do.
Jealously and egotism are also
characteristics of a class of Union
Wreckers. Incapable of holding
places of responsibility themselves,
they are jealous of any who because
of their abilities take a leading
part, and the work of these men
is to belittle and misrepresent every
man who is progressive and active. The egotists imagine they
know it all, and they want all the
There are others who help to
wreck unions by doing nothing.
They are a drag, and it takes more
effort to keep them up than to get
new members. They are usualy
the most chronic fault-finders.
Nothing suits. They will not help
nor will they let others do anything
if they can prevent.
The inside wreckers put on such
deceiving appearances usually that
the general membership does not
know of their crooked ways, but a
man who tries to run a labor paper
finds them out.
If he does not oppose their
scheme everything is lovely, but
let him make a move to expose the
crookedness of oie of them and
there is trouble. About the first
thing is "stop   my   paper."    Then
they start a boycott. They tell
others that "the paper is no good
anyway; tbere is nothing in it, and
the editor is a crook," etc., etc.
Seldom do they come out openly,
but do their boycotting and "backbiting slyly and in whispered slings
and insinuating side glances. Being mostly cowards as weii as
hypocrites, they are afraid to openly defame the editor, and so they
sneakicgly circulate thir insinuations and lies.
Running a   paper is a thankless
task at best.    The indifference   of
many makes it hard to   get paying
support even in cities where unionism is well advanced,  but this difficulty can   be overcome by   active
efforts.    Some men do not realize
the great help a labor paper   is   to
the movements even   though   it is
small in size.    In   the   great   majority of cases   the   min  who  conducts a paper is   an   enthusiast   in
the   cause,  and   though   they   all
make mistakes, the intention  is to
do the   cause   of   labor   the  most
good possible.     When the indifferent     realise    the    necessity    and
importance   ot    having  a     paper
that will, when trouble arises,   present the laborer's side in a fair   and
honest way, they give their support
to the local paper even   though not
at all times agreeing with its  management or what  it  says,  but  the
"wreckers" are of an entirely different stamp.    Just  as  soon   as   the
labor editor disagrees with them in
the smallest particular they  do  all
they can to  injure   him   and  take
support from   his   paper.    One   of
the tactics thev use   is to  influence,
those who have job   work  to  take
it to   some   enemy   of   the  union
movement rather than to  the  labor
paper   oflice.    Most   labor  papers
depend on the profits of job work to
make up the loss on the paper, and
il the   unions  would  use  their influence to get work of this  kind  for
a labor oflice it would bt tht  means
of giving the unions a much   better
It is time that labor paper publishers insisted upon having justice
done them by the union members.
The paper that is run in the interest of the labor movement is entitled to the support of all union
men, even though it does not at all
times please each individual member.
Were it not for the labor press
the labot movement would not be
what it is today and any man who
tries to injure a labor paper is a
traitor to the cause. If you do not
agree wifh the policy of the paper
go to the oflice and say so in a
manly way, but don't go around
throwing out slurs and petty insinuations.
Perhaps you are wrong and the
paper is right. If the paper has
made a mistake you can depend
npon it that a correction will be
cheerfully printed.
Corporations give their organ
loyal support, and if labor is to be
successful in securing justice, labor
papers must be supported,—From
the Trades Union journal.
Cannot Be Caught  By Prom*
Ises of Amnesty.
Filipino Chief Tells of the Liberty
Loving Proclivities of the Ltttle
Brown Man and His People.
Even Paatara Are Not Exempl.
Rev. John Irvine,   pastor  of  the
Angelican   church,    St.    Michaels,
British Columbia, shook hands with
a workingman on a street car,   and
then offered his hand to a  fashionable lady which was refused.      The
fashionable members of his church
then complained to their bishop and
the offending  pastor  was  removed
and has set  up   a  little  church   at
Port Moody "where he  anticipates
there, will be less fashion and   more
Christianity."    The working people
of the earth are   good  enough   to
make wealth for the idle, but   must
not come in contact with their royal
flesh, even second hand!    And even
in Canada the workers vote for capitalism that treats them thus.     But
the game  grows   interesting.—Appeal to Reason.
Emperor Win Not Dlepleaaed.
A Berlin dispatch says the report circulated in the United States
that Emperor William had signified
his displeasure because the reich-
stag and diet did not adjourn when
the news of Queen Victoria's death
was received, is absolutely without
foundation in fact.
The New York World published
this week what it claims to be e
well authenticated interview with
Aguinaldo, obtained by an American, a trusted agent of Carlos Ru-
bino, a prominent merchant ot Manila. It was forwarded here
through the mail. Aguinaldo was
found in the Filipino capital by
Senor Rubino's agent.
"My letters to  Aguinaldo,"   said
the ngent, "were carefully  scrutinized by him.    As  they  were   from
those   whom  he  knew  to   be his
trusted    friends   he   received    me
without restraint or   hesitation.     I
remained there for   four  days   and
was the recipient of his  full  confidence and had from  him  the  most
unreserved expression of his  sentiments and purposes, as well as his
ideas concerning  the  condition  of
his country and the great   struggle
now going   on there.     I   was  astonished at  his  knowledge  of   the
history of the United States and its
great statesmen.     The subject   of
amnesty was gone over thoroughly.
I asked him if he  would accept amnesty offered by the commissioners
sent    by  the    United   States.    He
replied:     'No,   I   will  not   accept
amnesty.    I would not trust them.
I   have  forgotten   the   professions
of friendship and ot  support   given
me by Dewey and Otis   and   all   of
them,     and  especially    Wildman.
My army fought with and tor then,
to defeat  the  Spanish,   and promises most solemnly  given   that   we
were  to   have  independence   were
made.    All these  solemn  promises
have been repudiated by  them   all.
No slavery  and   obedience   to  the
will of McKinley.' .
People Will Not Maud for It.
" 'How   about   the   people?'    I
asked    'Do   you   not   believe  the
condition of your people  would  be
improved if  they accepted amnesty
now  offered?'     'No.'   he   replied.
'To accept amnesty   means shame,
infamy, slavery, degradation.    Personally it means  imprisonment   for
me.    What else am I to expect and
what for my poor people—serfdom?
What would your  forefathers  have
said of George Washington had he
accepted   amnesty   from   George.
III?     He   fought   from    1776   to
1782 and all offers of amnesty  were
treated   with   scorn.      He   fought
right.    You ask me  what   I   want.
I reply,   liberty,   the   right  of the
Filipinos to  govern  themselves—a
government of cur own.'
" 'But,' I said, 'here are assurances—' 'Assurances and promises,' he interposed with great
warmth, 'given only to be disregarded and repudiated. I tell you
I will never trust them. Nor will
my people. Never! Say to them
that their amnesty will not be considered. My people would never
respect tne were 1 to do so.'
" 'Then it may be war for many
years,' I said. 'You must know
that the government is strong and
rich.' 'Unquestionably,' he replied, 'and it may be a long and
terrible struggle for liberty. But
until thc Filipino nation shall have
a government of its own this war
will go on. I believe that were
there a change of administration
we would gain our freedom. We
will have a republic patterned
mainly alter that of the United
States. The original system is
admirable but not as admistered
now.' ".
I   I
Dispatches from the northern
coast of Kngland say that there was
a heavy gale over the channel on
Sunday and that several small
boats were lost. 9)   I
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Saturd.vv, Fkij,     hv 2.   1001.
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MATIIKSON BBOR..   Editor*   * Prop*.
Clocks and
Advertising rates will be made known
upon application at this otjiot".
' 1f^ ttcpairiiig__>_
All Work Ufl Ht Tin- LakevJaw
»lote|.Silverton. will heforward*
ed and promptly attended to.
\. JB}. Knowles,
SANDOl?.   - - - B- tt
g*«*««C»   OR   IN  ARREARS    A
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%9M*^*%  BE  FOUND
Conveniently Situated near
Railway Station and Wharf.
Ta»|ea_anpplied with all the (^ellcacies
! the ueanon.
SLOGAN CITY,   ....   B. C.
When your watoh goes wrong or
our oleic refuses to go bring it to me.
If yop have* piece ot jewelery in
aued ot repair, hrint; it to me.
I am prepared at all times and in
every case to guarantee my work.'
Nl. Brindle, Jeweler,
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BLOCAN, •'.'•-       -       -      B.   P
Spndon Miners   Union
Subscribers, $1. per month.
Private Patients, f2. per day
exclusive of expense of physician or surgeon and drugs.
Da. W. E. Goinm, Attendant Physician
Mis* S. M. Ciiisiiomi, Matron.
J. D. McLauohuv, President.
W. L. Uaoucb, Secretary.
Wn. Dokahbk, J. V. Martin,|R. J.
McLean, A.J. McDomau>, Mikb Bb/.dy
and Seo line
8^iH,Ooniinub To Operate
Finl**2laaa Sleepers on  all trains from
Alsq.TOURIST, CARS...Passing
•■— Dunraore Junction—
daily («r. St. Pent, Saturdays 'or
Montreal and Boston, Mondays
aod Thnradays for Toronto.
Same.'car* pass Revelstoke one
day earlier.
Regarding. The Eastern
Yon   Contemplate   Taking
.-  Vor rates, tickets, and full information
l^^W_to.*»,_»-'BiiP^4*,>x'»». -AwtO}* Wlver-
gn, B. 0., or
' *   ^. OJ. e. ^gent, Vvieouyer.
To-day in Westminster Abbey, the
last (resting plaee of Britain's great,
will be laid away the mortal remains
of that cr.^at and qood woman, thelatt
Queen Victoria. Not only throughout
the length and breadth of tbp British
Empire will funeral services be held
in memory °' England's greatest
Queen, but ip tpany other countries
and in a hundred different languages,
■few, Turk and Christian uniting in
beseeching clemency for her from the
Lord on high, before whom all, high
and low, must eventually appear.
kno iv little of the merit* of tho question. It was only last session that
one of the English members from Quebec said daring tho debate on the
Chinese head tax that such legislation
was onlv worthy of enactment by Boers
or Boxer.
^jDhe report of a Commission composed of men who represent the pro-
Chinese, the neutral and anti-Chinese
elements should have, apd we believe
will have much to do ii> determining
the stand that the majority in the
House cl Commons will take when the
matter finally comes up.
And for this leason the Labor Party
is vitally interested in having on that
poniiuiisioii one in whom they can repose perfect confidence.
The tact that the Paystreak recognises the danger of Chinese immigration is not uroof positive that the
Dominion at large recognizes it. We
cannot afford to think that wo are of
such paramount importance that laws
will be enacted by the members at
Ottawa at our request without the
reason being made plain. The report
of the Commission, if in favor of excising Mongolians,, as lt can hardly
fail to be, will be the weapon with
which our members can light for the
act desired.
B'animiuw'jr'1 '-"■■
ln thn matter of Chinese immigration The Sn.TERTONiAN.liaa never been
an apologist for employers of the yellow men nor for the actions of the
governments which permitted such
immigration. But we have always
recognized the truth of the assert! in
that the people of Eastern Canada
were never in a position to realise the
extreme gravity of the question and in
their present state of mind would not
allow of the passing of any Chinese
exclusion legislation. It it true that
this matter has awakened a more general interest out of Winnipeg in the,
last few years, thanks to the Constant
agitation of the Western press, but the
strong opposition lately shown in the
House of Cptyimqivi to the doubling o'
the head tax on immigrating Chinese,
an opposition thoroughly sincere, shows
that much more must be done before
a majority of the members of Parliament will ait as we would wish in the
The Sandon Paystreak, in its Ust
ittue, asks us several questions in this
matter of Mongolian exclusion, only
one of which we need answer to jusnfy
our contentions regarding the Chinese
Commission. That paper asks: "Why
does this Government, in the face of
the obvious certainty that Mongolians
are undesirable, waste time with a
The simple fact thst the certainty
tbat Mongolians are undesirable is by
no means obvious in tho East is the
reason, and a most excellent one, for
the being of the Commission. Tlm
law makers from Ontario, Quebec and
' the Marintine Provinces are not, as a
body, in favor of excluding Mongolian!,
whom they and their constituents look
upon as curiosities rather than as menaces. The average man in the eastern
counties does not care whether an exclusion act is passed or net, hut the
ministry is violently opposed to such a
measure, at least those who have spoken or written of the matter have a-
dopted that tone. With them the sentimental and not the practical side of
the question is prominent. And although thn clergy of Canada seldom
take np a political question, it is quite
Safe to say that, with their present limited knowledge of the matter, tbey
would combat vigorously any attempt
to knep out tbe Mongolian immigrant'
With an indifferent constituency their
influence would turn many a vote
u* the  House,    where the members
And now the missionaries are
objecting to the treaties made by the
Powers with China. They wish to
have lhe Chinese more severely punished and have still harsher measures
taken with them. They are not
satisfied that more than one million
innocent men, women and little
children have been robbed, ravished
murdered and starved for the crimes
committed by a few fanatical Chinese.
Surely these missionaries, if not the
actual perpetrators of these diabolical
outrages, are accessories, having
stood calmly by, raising neither hand
nor vpice to stop it, und now thut the
brutal soldiery bas become glutted aud
sickened with murdering unarmed and
unresisting yellow men, they, tbe professed teachers of Christianity, clamor
for still more blopd. Cliriit the
Redeemer, came into the world to snve
sinners, but his present disciples
r to be iu China to destroy them.
atiqii as a town or a village. Some
method by which local improvements
could be assessed against the property
owners or paic| from local taxation
without an expensive civic government
is what is required in many places.
Silverton and Slocan among the rest
At the present time all the roud repairing and grading and the sidewalk
building done here has been paid for
by private subscription, while tho
siibscribers have been paying taxes
and licences which go to repair sidewalks and roads in other towns.
John Houston, member f°r the
Nelson Riding, favors such a plan, of
which he is more or less the originator.
Should lie introduce such A measure in
the house during the coming session
he would undoubtedly receive a
substantial backing.
If it were possible  to adopt   at thn
same time   some system   of    county
boundaries for the maintenance and
building of roads and  trails,  much of
the present dilatoriness   in   that line
throughout thn mining districts could
lie done away with.    The  system    of
sending all monies collected  in  taxes
and licences to Vi< t ria   and distributing it from there leaves room for too
many leaks.    If   the   presmt mining
divisions were allowed   to   expend   a
portion of the monies collected within
their boundaries for roud building, end
a Board of Commissioners   elected  to
look   ufter  such   expenditure    much
more   value for the   money woii'd be
received   than   by the present system
of spending money   where  the ••pull"
was strpngesc.
Work vurr at E. Asqbwom's bahue^
shop in NEW DENVER wiu, he fok.
j^9 ^liprtottriLi,
(Laundry Work CallecfFqr and Delivered Weekly.)	
■wxwass a*x*.&
Agents for PAM>A^V1SS52&
Sash and
Full Line
Dry & Mixed
MoCallum dfc Co.,   Slooan, B. O.
It apji ars that there is a sum!! but
strong faction in SIocaii City opposing
the propostd incorporation of that
town us a city, the advantages of
being a self-centered locality lias its
drawbacks and some profess to see
dangers ah»ad for such a small city
bb Slocan would he for some time to
coma   .
The present incorporation law
makes no distinction between small
and large towns seeking its benefits
Some law fashioned on that in force
in Ontario is needed, and many n town
which at present is too small to appear
as a city would gladly   seek incorpor-
" What's dem spots on yon-all's forehead? nsked Mr. Eraattis Pink ley.
"My wile done gimme dem," answered
Mr. Simpkiiis Cauliflower: ''dat'.-i de
stylishest kind o' decorations; dein's
pnfcer dots."—Washington Slur.
Outside Purllv" Vpirinl! llortee in -ilvi-rloii
Can Have Them Reserved By Writing To—
♦ *} A + + ♦
BILVERTON, - • i:. 0
Ilia Hi\nw LicfMn Act \*%
Tlie /oll.mini: application hss l«nnn
received for a Kpn'biI ineetinif and will
be tvnM'li-Ml hy Ihn Bnur.l of l.ii enee
C'liHiiiiiiyimier* for lhe Slnr.m District ill
New Denver on Saturday, Vebiuaij till,
,W.. A. Alexander, Intt-rniiliuiml Hotel,
■SJ.m-iii City, Holel licence.
Dated this 2")lli dav cf .liiiiiiiiry, 1901.
Chiel Licence luspfflfor
■ I'siyfiOi'V,
vM-.fiu.gtu.m-.'.'■ f». .-aa,
To Whom it May Concern.
I h»rebv het; to inform those indebted
to ine Ihat I have handed all nccouiit_>
due me over to the \*. in. Hunter Co. foi
collection and must inMut on tho immediate settlement of same.
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In eur new and handsomely illustrated catalogue you will find full
lines and prices of all
that Is newest in wedding
rings, bridal presents,
bridesmaids' favors, wedding invitations, etc.
A copy of this catalogue will be cheerfully
sent you upon application.
Ryrie Bros.,
Yh|i eat Ad.l.U. Sis.,
We prepay charges and
refund money if desired.
T#   ^J» *&. BE>3VKM3Ti]Vt,
*A. S & .A. "ST S
Thistle m Hotel.
——PAT.   GRIFFIN. —"
F'irst^olfiss        acoommoclQtion
8.LVERT0^,,      ,      ,      .:-_,V'.'.       $.0.
A Seasonable Article.
Of the hundred of medicine* 0:1 the market
There   is none   we  can   irconiiiifntl   more J
Highly  to onr customer and   frlenU thnn a
Syrup of Horehound & Tolu
Try i! mid be convinced nf its iw ritv
the mam mn ww.
•^^C^xSJC-^^JC^ ^^^^-^jo^^S^L^
To ins _^Ri_v_'._v.  or  to  anr   person •■'
|>,.r__i.tii> tu »\ tii.11,1 he mav bave truusl'-rred
liih   iiiir eels   in   the  Mluwiiix Mi'ierxl j
NOTICE   M   III III-KY iii VEX 'li.it
('.,„, i„ .iiiierViMi I "PlAwTon »«H he m.i.le to ll,«  l^irl.i-
M.iiiiiH.Conir.i No. (!.
liiin 6t  oil   Red Mouts'n, nmr Silverton •!*• A«ir.niMy ,.t ,\s* \"rtxtlmw tt]   Uii i-li
11 C . Sl.x-an Mitiinu Divi-ii.n. ColumliU at Itsnexl S.>-i..i. for mm   Asi
You  aie  herehv   Bj-lifted ihat 1 Iime ,„ j, t_,,r„„r.,l(. „ ,•..„„„„„   „•„,, ^,,1
rxtiemleil three hundred ilollurs (f3Q0)
in la ior  snd   ioipiovemeiita   ii|>oti    lhe ran' '" "lr"' '• ' * '••''•«• :" ••   in-ii'i» li- «
hIiivh   niemtoiieil    • iiieml   Claiiun    in tunnel lliriMltfl I ineler  ihn   ^jji.1   l»-
order lo hold said (pyuria! vlaiHW eivlet inn ln-fw en lhe town of   Silv.'ilon   in..I
tiroilslnns  it  Ibe   Mineral   Ait and if lhe town of   -iun-l-1,   in  tl.e  lii^ui. t  if
Kxitennv, in   ll„.   I'tovli.r*   nl   l!il.>l.
within ninety (lays from ihe date ol thin
notice you fail or imw to ••ontiibiite
yonr proportion ni i-ald exjienditme
lovetlu.r w if ii all MUlK.nf mnerllslii|(,
your iuteresiH in tu'nX flaiins will Wi-ome
the property ol Il.e i-nlwrriIkt Under
Section 4. of an Act lo Amend the
Mineral Act l'KX).
KaAWl L. IWeox.
Dated this 28th. day of Decemlier 1000.
NOTICE ;—"Lwi Chakos No. II,"
(Silver Xiu'i.'i-I,) MiiihiiiI ( laiin, sitmite
in the Sloi-mi Minum Division of West
Kooienay District.
Where located :-< )ii the divide bettuen
Einht and Ten Miie Cieek*.
Take Notice that I, I. M. MeOreuor,
sctinK as S|{ent for tieoi|ieK\dd, lie*
Miner.s Certillcste No s$t)3O0, intend
sixty days from the dale heicof to spply
to the Mining Recorder for u Certificate
of Improvement, for the pvrpose of ob
taining a Crown Giant of the above
And for'ber take notice Ihst action
umier section 37, must he commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 6th day of November, 1900.
J. M. McGaaooa.
NOTICE:,- "St. Hau^A" and "Trov"
Mineral Claims; situate In the Slocan
Mining Division of West Kootenay
Where located:—On Four Mile creek,
relocations of tbe "Fisher Maiden" and
Take notice that I, N. F. Townsend,
acting as aaeiit- for the Fisher Maided
Consolidated Mining k Smelling Company. Free Miners Certificate No.
B41153, intend sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant ol the
above claims.
And further take  nolle* that nction
under section 87,  must be commenced
before lhe issuance of such  Certificate 0
Dated this 1st day of October, 1900.
24 1111 00.
N. F- Towm«m>.
3. m. mcgreqor
('••liiiiilii'i, fiom 11 i'.h.i 1111| e Noilfi i-i.'-
nf Four Mile Crept al or t.tet nl.ere I nol
Cleek ihlelH S|<m-.,|i I.„_..■ 111 .1 HI'lill. li-.>
miles of the said tow ri of Silverion 10 a
point ui or near tin, town . f K«nH n. ttid
within on« mile llieienl; and ts. lhe pili-
jxises of ihe utulsrtHfcim; in tun ixi'hii-
inj snd In.null tiuinrb) fio 11 lh» main
tunnel; nlso tu Milk or raii-e. Ininilil/
working or air thtllt Hh>rg the line or
conrse fmi.'i Hie iimn.i ,t tin.i • l>>_>: t>>,
explore for minerala I y the pp. n| ilrilU,
shafts ni exriiriilioiiK ; 'tn rniiMlruct, lliaili-
tsin and operate by ••lei trii ity or otherwise tramwa\s snd roadways lor tho
purpose of carrying ores, .wssle, mine,
products and (night ores may be otherwise required, toengsge in all kinds o(
mining operation* and lo erect and msin-
taln crushing, electrical, hvdraulic. sampling, concentrating, smeitinit and refining works or other plant slid to deal i'v
the prodticls of the Hume ; to supply, sel.l
and dispOhH of compressed *ir, light,
power and wster snd to erect and pise*
anv pipes,eieclric lii.e, cable or electrical apparatus ahorn or helow ground, a-
long, over and across streets, bridges and
lands: the right, suhject to existing
wsler records, to acquire and take froap
Four Mile Creek aloressidso much of lhe
water of said Creek as msy be necessarv
for sll or any of the purposes of the Uoni-
piiny, and the right to use and utilize for
sHia purposes sll wnler coming from tlm
saidtuiiuel or branches, and to crocl.
construct and maintain any dam, raceway, thune or other contrivance or pla^i
for diverting and utilizing said water ami,
to construct and maintain all works necessarv to obtain snd make water power
available; to take snd hold shares in any
other Company; to enter inlo any sgree
ments nnd to mske contrscta with persons or Compauies owning anv interests
in mining lands or otherwise snd to.
chsrge tolls and receive compensstlon
for the nse of the tunnels or works of the.
Company, (or drainage or other benefits
derived from tbe tunnel or branches; to
purchase, lease or otherwise acquire and
hold patents, machinery, Isnds, premises
hiiildlngs und all real and personal property j to hnlld, own and maintain wbarvea,
docks and tramways In connection with
the nndertsklngs of ihe Company, and to
build, equip, maintain ard out-rate telegraph and telephone lines io connection with the said tunnel and branch**;
and with power lo expropriate land lur'
the purposes ol ihe Company; and with
all other necessary or incidental rights,
powers snd privileges as may .be necessary. Incidental or conducive to the attainment of tne aoove objects or any of
them. .    .
DATED at Vancouver, B. C, this 8tli
day of December, A, D. 1900.
Davis, Marshall* Maon«ill,
Solicitors for ths Applicants.


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