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The Silvertonian Jan 26, 1901

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Things Were cheap Before We Came?
Silverton, Nelson, Trail, Ymir. Ksslo, Sandon,
New Denver. Cascade City, Grand Forks, Sirdar
Midway and Greenwood.	
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Last week, iit the Hewett mine, the
No. 5 tunnel was started up in earnest.
This tunnel will lap thc known ore sliules
in the vein at a depth ef over 800 feet,
and will be when completed oyer 1000
(eet in length. The tunnel is now in a
littlo over 60 feet and work upon it is
being pushed, No 3, which is now the
main working tunnel, on ibis property, is
in a depth ol over 750 feet.
Tbe Hewett mine has this year made
a shipping record for itself second to
none in tbo Slocan Lake region, having
irom tlio first of the year up to the
present date sent out to the smelter 300
tons ot om. The management Cross J_
Co, of this place, arc making s success
ot tbe property, aud tbe foreman, Pat
Dwyer, is keeping development work
well in advance ol the miners taking
d iwn ore. Ont of a forco of about 30
men, eight are engaged in stoping out
oro and four in sorting and sacking it.
tbe balance of tbe force being engaged
in the various workings of the mine in
doing development work. That the ore
bodies are large in this property is shown
by the fact tbat eight miners and four
ore sorters are able day after day to
mine, soit and sack over 125 sacks of
on |ier dsy. Somo uf tbe very richest
oie i-vir mined in tbe district is found in
tbis mine ami there are largo bodies of
■indium era'e dry ore blocked out and
ready for stoping. Nothing but a
sudden thaw and the breaking up ol the
road to the mine will prevent the Hewett
Iron holding the shipping record from
tbe Lake (or this winter's woik.
Another car of Hartney ore wan-sent
out from New Denver this week.
Tl e Lake Shore property, cn the road
Sir  New   D.mvir, hiS been started up
On Wednesday Hill Bros delivered a
lot of lumber here (or the Emily Edith
A. Yo k, of Slocan, bought a quarter
interest in the Two Friends at a sheriff's
sale this week,   Tho price paid is $3000
Tbo St Eugene ...ine, the backbone o!
Moyie's prosperity, has shut down
owing to the uncertainly iu the Kootenay ore market.
Fred Fingland. superintendent ol the
Mon.tor mino at Three Foiks, spent
Tuerday in town. So far this season
there has been lour cailoads ot clean ore
snipped out to the smaller from the
T. G. Proctor, ol Nelson, who is
largely interested in the Silverton Boy
propeity neat hen', arrived in town on
Thursday. He was accompanied by A.
it. Barrow F L S and assistant surveyors, who lelt at once (nr the mine where
considerable work will lis laid out.
Has A Wear lisle Ouen Mure.
Another chapter in the somewhat
ruflle;'. history o( the Fisher Maiden
properly in the Silverton camp was ended yesterday morning at the sheriff's
oflice, s;iis the Nelson Miner of lhe 23lh
inst., when the ground was sold to John
Elliott, barrister o( Nelson, wbo is understood to have represented the Bank
o( Montreal. The group is well known
throughout the Slocau and has been ad
Sheriff Tuck spent Tei a lay in towu on
Ross Thorburn is making a business
trip to Phoenix.
New Denver will celebrate the King's
Birthday, November 9th.
W Alexander, one of Slocsn City's old
timeis, spent yesterday in town.
Neil McMillan, ol Slocan City, spent
part ol Thursday in towu on business.
Perro Altaffer, one ol our old timers,
is visiting his old horae ut Leed City,
S. Dakota.
Henry Wilson is down (rom tlie Mon
itorand is wrestling with  a well developed case ol lu giippe.
Wm. Hunter spent part ol tbe week
in Phoenix adjusting bis loss iu the
recent tire at that place.
Bert McNaught accompanied by Mrs.
McNaught and Master Jack returned on
Wednesday irom the Coast.
Go to R G. Daigle'a (or all kinds of
fresh fruits. He is receiving shipments
daily. Fresh confectionery, choice line,
ol fresh grocories.
The Paystreak reports the accidental
death of John Kennedy, which occurred al
tl.e Ruth Mines last Friday. Kennedy fell
dowu a stope and broke his neck.
The Silverton-New Denver hockey
match, which wus to have been played
on Monday night, was called oil owing
lo Ibe non-appearance
Denver players.
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I Must Call Your attention
For this is my offer to you-
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F. O. B.   NELSON.
Ttat Tim Stand Cowl Intil Jann.iry iOlli, 1901.
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Between now and Spring everyone Bhould provide
themselves with W>t Weather Goods, and there is no
more seasonable time than the present.
We are allowing full lines of the following ijtn* can
assure Special V slues:
Lorls Like Cosiness.
'Ilint (be Slocan is attt.icting the
attention of (oreign capitalists aud being
extensively adveitised in the Cities ol
tbo Fatten States is evidenced from
the following concerning the Iron Horse,
a Ten Mile property, recently bonded b\
Silverton parties to Mark .Manley and
otheis ot Spckane. Tlie extract is taken
from a late copy of Ihe I'itteburg Post:
"Pittsburg capital to the extent ol
atuioet hall a million dollars has been
secured (or the purpose of developing
new silvoi and lead territory located in
tbo Slocsn district, West Kootenay
Ijrillsh Colombia. W. D. Wrigbter, ol
Spokane, Wash., representing the owners
of tbo property, has lieen in this city (or
several days past in consultation witli a
! number of local capitalists, with the
result that hrfore lhe latter part of the
week he will ictnrn to bis home backed
with sullieent binds to enable him to
proceed at once with tbe opening of the
new mines. His backers have assured
him thai tbey stand ready to furnish all
! the money needed in the enterprise and
I ho has carte blanche ill the matter of
■eooriug men and supplies.
Tlie Geld is in the center ol a rich ore
: belt,   lhe   existence  of which has been
i proved  by   several   recent  strikes that
: have  been   made by prospectors.   The
district  that  has   been   taken   up  by
i 1'ittsburg capitalists has been worked to
pome extent, but for several years it has
almost   In en   abandoned   owing   to the
hick of funds with which to continue its
development.   The owners of the property,   however,   felt   certuin    that    Ihe
ground   was  rich   in   mineral ore, ami
■Milled the opinions o( J 11 Travrrs and
11 T Kingsbury, mining experts,  which
bore   out   tbeir    idea*.    Mr,   Wrigbter
j then came East,   in an effort to secure
, backing, with which   to begin dovelop-
| inent of the property.
Accoiding to Ibe reports ol lhe experts tbeie is a broad vein ol rich paying
oie running directly through the property
to be opened up. The paystreak is said
to be at least afoot wide, of which ci^ht
' .dies is clean mineral, giving assays of
close to 200 ounces. In addition to the
silver, tbe vein shows a large amount of
lead and zinc. The property is tbe extension of the now famous Enterprise
mine, which is considered to be oue ol
the tincBl. lead-silver properties in the
Northwest. It is ubont eight miles from
Silverton, and is reached by a well
built wagon road, (rom Slocan Lake.
Tbere in also suflicent water and timber
in abundance."
What is tbe gloom that fills Ihe air? ihis-hadow o'er Ihe earth?
Wliv seem the ocean waves asleep? Why bushed is Nature's niirlh?
The hells are tolling,—lolling, an I the solemn whispers spread
From mouth to month, o'er every laud,—"The Queen,—tbo Queen is dead!"
Oh lhe sceptre now h itb (alien from our Sovereign mother's hand,
And the eve of Majesty bath lost the lustre of command;
And the b'eait  whose pulse respu. ded  to a miithiy  empiie's life
Is chilled at last, und illent.—alve is dead, the mother,—wile.
She isdend, Ibe Queen of Sovereigns; fef each subject waa a king;
Tbo royal blood ol liberty flowed from tbe purple spring,
Ami every vein was richer bv tho earth's most noble blood:—
The mother ol an empire,—an impeiial brotherhood.
Hers win the Koh-i-noor of crowns:  her hcri'age was greal;
But more she prized the virtues'born in high or low estate.
Her woomanbood was q-enly. and tlm' efaown of her race.
Less deemed she of ancestral  crowi.s tl an Viitue's crown of grace.
The Foverign of a century was i umbered with the dead,
But time, the leveller o( all. spared yet tbat sacred head,
So might the passing era clasp the era newly  horn :
For worthiest She to bless the night, and hail the lising morn.
Ah vet, the loss iho' grievous, there is solace in onr tears'.
She bequeaths a proud tradition  to the uubegotten years;
And the mothers of the infant in the ages >et to come,
Oil will  bless the Queen of Mothers.—royal mother ol the home.
—Fredrick living  Taylor, in Victoiia Coloi-iet.
verlised at various times through litigation. The property, which compiisea
two claims—the Fisher Maiden and lhe
Silverton, or rather lhe ieln:-ntion of
these well known claim*—went to Mr.
Elliott at $15,000. Bids ol $10,000 and
$12 000 were olTerod respectively by A,
J Marks of Nelson, aad Henry Roy
manager of the London Consolidated
Mining Company.
The Fisher Maiden  croup  was staked
in 1804 by John Popham and A A Webb
and was soon regarded ss a very promising proposition.   The owners bonded
tho claims to George Hughes and Ed
Mann, who put a crew at work and took
out considerable ore.    A shipment of 'Al
t ni was made, netting$.i.500.  Over this
sun: the dispute aroso which made lhe
irrolip moro or less  (anions  throughout,
tlie country.   Tbe parties could note
gree as to whether the money should  be
applied to the bond or go to Hughes and
Mann or be otherwise disposed of among
the | arties interested.      Eventually  the
courts decided that tbe $5,500 should  be
divided equally among the litigants, but
in the meantime Frank Watson of Spo-
knnn bad bonded the property on a basis
of $40,000 milking the Fisher Maiden a
stock proposition.    A good deal of work
was done and  some  ore  shipped,   hut
trouble ensued for tbe company with  the
result that tie  claims,  which  had run
out once and been  restaked   under new
names, wero finally siezed  by the sheriff to satisfy a judgement in favor of  the
Bank of Montreal, and disposed of  this
morning as stated.     The   effect ol  the
litigation will be to clear up the title on
the ground nnd enable   the  property to
start afresh with a  clean  sheet.     It   is
derstood that operations are likely to bo
recommenced in the spring.
Tiie Sandon O.vniial.
Beginning on Monday next, the tuwa
o( Sandon will be turned over to Ibe
Carnival visitors for four days. The -rtty
will be the Mecca of all the skaters
hockey enthusiast and curlers in Kootenay. Jack Frost has been subsidized
and promises to havo the line, uew skating rink in tha best of shape for all sort
of mid-winter sport.
The event of the Carnival wiil be the
hockey tournament, in whieh Bilverton,
Slocan, Nelson and Sandon are already
entered and which will probably be attended by several other teams. The
Silverton team is matched to play Slocan
City ou the opening night. This will be
the first appearance of the boys in red-
and-white on the ice for hockey honors,
hut it is not expected that the colors
which proved victorious on many a loot-
hall field will be pulled down with a
hockey stick.
Tho railroad companies are offeiiug a
single lare rate for the Carnival.
The Enterprise shipped another car of
ere this week.
If you aro suffering (rom la giippe or
aiy kindred affliction, take Perfect
W'alers One box will effect a cure.
Eour-bits at The Silveiton Dim Store. *
There has been some switching aboil
among the officer? o( the ss. Slocan. G
Millar, recently freight clerk has been
piomoted and is now purser o( the ss.
Nelson, cn the Kootenay Luke run. D.
Bennison is relieving Purser Wright, who
is taking a lay-off.
Tbe Sandon hockeyi&ts scored eight
goals iu Thursday's game with Slocan
whilo the visitors notched up two scores.
A moral wave has struck Slocan City.
Somo of the hotel! keepers havo been
it'ililledto close down their card games
and the Japanese, over lhe dead line,
have beeu proteruted for felling liquor
without a licence and (or keeping a
disorderly house.
The second Fancy Dress Carnival b r
the season will be given bv the Rink
management Ibis evening. The New
Denver Quartette will provide the
music tor the skaters, nnd the prizes to
lie given will be well worth competing
tor. As the ice is in llrst-class condition
a large attendance is expected,
Tlie days between tbe I8lb and 20th of
February, 1900, will be memorable in
the history of the South African war. Tbe
part taken by tho Canadian troops on
that day when the "lion of the north"—
General Cronje—was foiced to surrender
will be spoken of as a work worthy of any
reginiedt. The position they occupied
ia clearly depicted in the picture which
The Weekly Globe is giving freo to its
yearly subscribers. A sample copy can
be seen at (his oflice.
The (Ire fiend hss once moro paid a
.visit to Sandon, ami although the property damaged was slight compared io
the losses of the big flro, the loss of life
was the same, one victim having been
claimed. The lire started In the Cam-
oiou Block, on Wednesday morning, and
spiead to the warehouse of D J. Robertson, where   Geo.  A. Chaphin, on" nl tho
employee! waaatveplnft, Obaplan eee*
combed to the smoke before he could
escape and polished.
The Rev, J. G. Duncan, a Presbyterian Clerical Missionary, speaks of the
social slate of Silyerton, in the Slocan,
as ho found it, by personal observation
and experience. His opinions,s as stated in the "Westminster," ihe official
organ o( the Presbyterian Church, which .
has a large circulatiou among the followers of John Knox in Ontario, aro as follows:
"The mining town of Silverton presents tremendous difficulties to the
missionary. Evil ls rampant in every
form—gambling, drunkeness, profanity nnd lewdness being very common.
Baseball, football and other sports are
played on the streets on the Sabbath
day and often doring the time of Church
service. Tho miners are rough and
ready, aud very pronounced in their
opinions. They are good-hearted, as
shown by tbeir kindness to those wbo
are sick and distressed. They delight
in music and singing, Im', unfortunately,
many spending their hard-earned money
in drinking saloons. At tho drinking
bars tbey stand for boms, drinking,
carousing, and singing comic -songs, and
invite the missionary to h.iv.i rink.
Some of these men do, sometimes, come
to tlie chnrch services. Ono man—.»
victim of strong drink—camn to the
service and said to ma that bo lu 1 not
been in a church for ten years. Somo
have not heen in a church for twenty
years. Indifference to religion is very
prevalent, and there aro not a tew out-
and-out sceptics and agnostics. They
are very frank in telling the missionary
what they are. The MiueiB' I'nion ia
very strong, and practically rules ihe
place It is not a good sign to find tbe
n.en banging around the town. When
the mining camp is busy, Ihe men aro up
in tlie bills at tbe mines. I have visited
some of the mines snd find the men very
genial and disposed to listen, lor Ihey
know you have come some distance lo
reacli them. They do not care for
anything like rant, and are intellectually
hungry, Religious excitement is not in
their line. Occasionally, services are
held st the mines, and are welt attended.
Shipments ot ore fr.iin Slo.:au Lake for
lhe year 1899. totaled 0078 Tons.
Shipments in  190*) totaled 4990 Tons.
The shipment   ol   ore   from   Slocan
Lake points,  up  to and  incl nling   tho
present week, from Jan. 1, 1901.
From New Deuver Tons.
Hartney *>
From Bosun Landing.
Bosun     *)
From Silverton
Hewett '.. :W0
From Enterprise Landing
Enterprise      891
From Slocan City
Arlington       190
Two Friends  40
Black Prince 20
New  York,   Jan. 24.-Bar Silver, «3«,
Lake copper,   $18 50.
Lead-The firm that fixes Iho selling
price for miners and smelters quotes lead
at $4.00 nt the close.
Adurcd one—You know Ihey say tha
thn center of population is over ii
Adorer (In a whisper)—How can Hih
tie darling, when the center of lie
whole world is right here where youara
Coast to Kootenay Railway Fast
Assuming a Certainty.
Dan Mann Will Soon Commence Ar-
rangmeuts   for e Const met lew.
Mr. MacDonnell of Vancouver,
B. C, legal adviser in connection with the Coast to Kootenay
railway, said that D. D. Mann, of
he firm of McKenzie A Mann,
twould be in Vancouver on January
20. He added that Mr. Mann when
there would make all arrangements
for thr. building of the road and that
•it would be pushed to completion
at such a rate as to beat all records
in railroad building. One year after the British Columbia government renews the bonds the road
will be completed.
Stong   ludleatlouB
It is firmly believed around Troy,
Idaho, that the oil and gas
area is not confined to the limits ot
Whitman county, Washington, but
that it extends into Latah county as
well, and if systematic exploration
and scientific investigation in Whitman county should result in gas and
petroleum being found in paying
quantities there is little doubt but
that results equally as gratifying
will soon follow in this vicinity.
For over a year J. D. Jo!ly of
Vollmer Flouring mills in Troy has
known that oil existed within the
town limits, but every time Mr.
Jolly suggested to his friends the
idea of making an investigation
they would laugh him out of it.
New     Work
tn     Preparation    for
The lower drift on the -Morning-
Gloiy is to be discontinued and the
force there employed will be put to
work making a raise from the
second to the first level, which may
possibly be continued to the surface. ' The object of this is twofold.
An air shaft will be' a necessity
when the mine begins to stope anil
it will demonstrate how nenr the
surface thc payshoot comes and will
also assist in stoping. The drift on
the second or i oo-foot level below
the tunnel level, will be continued
until the limit ofthe payshoot has
been reached. The ore in the face
of both drifts is in all respects as
good as it has been at any time.
The drift is in qo feet.
The rich payshoot in the ledge
continues to average about 18 inches wide, thought it varies some-
wnat. The ore is sacked as fast
as taken out, but no further shipment will probably be made for
some time. It is the desire of the
management to make a big shipment when another is made. The
mine has never looked better and
as a whole it improves with every
foot of development.
High Grade Ore  lu Quilp.
The raise in the Quilp continues
to carry wonderfully high grade
silver and gold ore. Some of it
appears to be about half silver.
Placed in the blacksmith forge for
a short time, it comes out literally
covered with globules of silver.
The Chico is still in excellent ore.
The drift is being run along the
footwall and the exact width of the
pay ore is, therefore, uncertain.
Where it was last crossed it was
eight teet wide. An assay was
made from a six pound sample taken from eight feet of the ledge,
which gave the following returns:
Silver $32.64; gold, $93.01; total,
$125.65 per ton. Work on thc
mine is being crowded as rapidly as
possible. The inflow of water has
decreased considerably and does
not materially retard work.
Demand lor chlco aittt-ii.
There is a good demand tor the
stock but it is held close,    The face
from the line of the  Republic,
it   is   almost   assured    that
Since strong indications of both
oil and gas have been found  within | °f ^e drift is only   about j8o feet
50 miles of Troy, Mr. Jolly may yet
have the last laugh.
In the lower part of Troy, adjoin- '■ oreshoot will enter the Jim Blaine
ing the bed of the creek which runs j ground. As that property is con-
through the town, is a bog from I trolled by the Republic company as
which an oily substance exudes, I part of its holdings, it will probably
which floats on the water like ker- j have a marked influence on the
osen. I Republic stock  in the near  future.
Within a mile of Troy, up the jThe future of lhe Chico ■" »s Prom"
sam_; creek, there is a formation of isin* as —9 property in the cuinp.
slate or shale, near which are several small springs covered with an
oily substance which is still further
indication that petroleum may underlie this soil, and the oily substance to be seen in the lower part
of the town, when not covered with
snow, may be escaping between the
Will be Elrel Smeller lu Boundary and
Will Blow la 1 bum a Fortalghi
The first converting  plant  to be
erected in the province  will   be installed in  the  Greenwood   smelter,
Mr. Jolly states  also  that ' owned  by the B. C.   Copper  com-
the well at the mill, which is within
100 feet of where the oil haf been
so plentifully, has frequently been
covered with oil, as if coal oil had
been poured into the well. As soon
as the snow goes elfin the spring, if
not before, experiments will be
made where the strongest indications of oil and gas exist.
Certain to Cause  Discord ||
The first day's discussion of the
bill  to establish  a department   of
public instruction   at  Manila,   developed  a contest on  the question
of religion  in public schools.    The
interest centers in the section permitting priests   and   ministers   to
teach religion for half an hour three
times weekly outside of school hours
provided     the     parents     express
a written desire for such instruction,
and prohibiting teachers from conducting religious exercises or teaching 'religion.    The   Federal  party
was represented by   a   committee,
who,  although   Catholics,  argued
trongly in favor of the  elimination
of the section.    They declared that
the use of school houses for  religious purposes is   contrary   to   the
United States constitution, and   also to the platforms of ths Amercian
parties and the Philippine Federal
party, and is certain to cause discord.
H. V. Croll, general manager of
the Spokane branch of the B, P.
Allis company, closed a contract for
a complete plant, involving an expenditure at the factory of $40,000.
The converter will handle the daily
capacity of the two furnaces at the
smelter, amounting to 600 tons.
Roughly, this amount will produce 40 tons of matte and that,
passing the converter, means ao
tons of blister copper daily, averaging 98^ per cent, of pure metal.
1 h contract is to be complete in six
months. The plant will consist of
a 40 ton electric crane, crushing
plant, blowing engine at east end
of the converters and accessories.
By the time it is ready for operation
the second furnace will have been
installed at the smelter, bringing it
up to a daily capacity of 600 tons.
It is also probable that matte
from the Standard Pyritic smelter
will be bandied there, thus averting
the long haul to the New York
On Monday the engines will be
fired up at the local smelter and
crushing started at sampling mills.
After two weeks of crushing, and
provided a sufficient supply of coke
is on hand, the furnace will be
blown in. The pyritic smelter is
also rapidly nearing completion and
should be in operation before the
end of February, when the Boundary district will have three reduction
plants, with a combined capacity of
1200 tons, treating its own ores.
Staking Snow Claims.
The report of the strike on the
Royston group has been the means
of sending up more than one experienced p-ospector to the west
slope of Morning mountain for the
purpose of securing ground. The
difficulties to be encountered in
locating claims at the present time
when the hill is buried in six to
twelve feet of snow* and the existing location stakes are only to be
discovered with a snow-shovel can
be imagined. The likely ground
now vacant on Morning mountain
has narrowed down to small dimensions; but on the theory that the
early bird secures the prize, several
enterprising prospectors have gone
up the hill at a season when prospecting can only be a matter ot
question.—Tribune. .
roMcutUma. on the Lowest Level Dl»-
playe an Excellent Condition.
The Evening Star is looking exceptionally well, and the management is better pleased with it now
than at any time in its history,
Ore that will average over $30 to
the ton in gold has been found on
the 400 foot level. A station was
recently cut out at that point and
crosscuts made northwest and
southeast from the station in order
to intersect the ledge found in the
The southeast crosscut was extended 40 feet when a ledge carrying the highest values yet found in
the mine was intersected. It is
three and a half feet wide and the
work of drifting along it has just
been commenced. The values are
over $30 to the ton in gold, but
assays of over $100 have been
obtained from picked samples.
The southeast crosscut has been
extended 50 feet and its face is
heavily mineralized, indicating that
the ledge is close at hand, and it is
anticipated that it will be encount
ered before long.
I') Hilt Smelter to Start In February.
All is intense activity about the
new Standard Pyritic Smelter, now
being constructed 'at Boundary
Falls, and Manager Laidlaw expects
to start operations by the first of
February. The mile long flume is
finished, and 80 feet of the 100 feet
of 9 foot 6 inch steel stack are up,
on the 20 foot brick foundation.
All of the machinery is on the
ground and one of the side tracks,
of which there will be 4,500 feet, is
laid. The trestles are being built,
and every part of thc work is moving smoothly. Mr. Laidlaw says
that he expects no trouble in securing whatever ore he may need to
keep ihe Nmelter running when
once started.     Pioneer.
Return* From Two FrlcudeOr*.
The Two Friends mine, on
Springer creek, shipped a quantity
of ore to the Nelson smelter this
week, Ihe returns for which are
just issued. The shipments consists ol 37 i-a tons, and the ne
result wis $1850, which was considerably lower than the average
previous shipments. The property
is located two and a half miles
above the Arlington mine, and is
well known, having shipped from
$40,000 to $50,000 worth of ore up
to the present lime. The property
is held by John McVicar and
Thomas Lake under a lease
and . bond. The principal
owners are Messrs. York and
Shalford, both of whom weie in
Nelson last week, when they
acquired the quarter interest in the
claim held by R. Marpole of Vancouver.—Tribune.
Ask lor Another   Healing   lo    Hodllr
tha ttmetee.
A dispatch to the Havas Agency
from Pekin says Prince Ching and
Li Hung Chang, in handing the
foreign ministers the signed decree,
presented objections to its articles
and asked for another meeting to j
discuss modifications.
Big Total for the  Year Just
EXPORTS AT $3,000,000
The Big Silver-Lead  District Has
Paid About Four .Millions in
The mining output of the Slocan
for 1900 has been the largest in the
history of the district, notwithstanding that for various reasons some
of the oldest properties have shipped but little. The Payne, which
is the banner shipper, sent out
10,796 tons against 9,283 tons in
1897, which was considered its banner year.
The Ruth last year sent out but
2171 tons as against 8,235 '" 'H97-
The exports for the year just closed,
however, were lo a large extent of
concentrates, while in 1897 all shipments were of crude ore.
The value of the output for last
year was quite equal to that of any
other year. Sandon sent out 23,-
188 tons, which in value would
average $75 per ton, or a total of
about $2,000,000.
The total exports of ore from
Slocan lake points were 4,619 tons,
and from Whitewater 5,365 tons,
the Whitewater mine leading with
5,298 tons. The exports from
Three Forks were about 7,000
tons and from McGuigan 2,000,
making a grand total of very nearly
43,000 tons. Estimating the value
of the ore shipped at $70, the total
value was nearly $3,000,000.
The number of men employed in
the district averages about 800.
About 56 properties shipped last
year and there are several more that
have shipped previously.
The number of fatal accidents
that occur in the quartz mines of
the west is appalling, and to add
to this unnecessary taking of human
life in the mines there is no decrease,
but on the contrary those awful accidents are increasing every year
with, ut any effort being made to
prevent them.
Over ninety per cent, of these accidents are caused by the indifference of the mming companies for
the lives of their employes; believing as some mine operators have
stated—men are cheaper than mat-
rial—therefore, the loss of life, the
tears of the widows and wailing of
orphans are of less consequence and
will have less effect upon the company's treasury than paying for
material necessary to secure the
lives of those who by their labor
produce millions of dollars for their
employers whose lives are never in
How strange it is that all the men
killed and crippled in the mines,
according to the statement ot the
mine operators, is due to their own
carelessness or neglect; in fact, if
we take the statement of those operators, we must conclude that it
was a premeditated case of suicide
upon the part of the men thus killed
and crippled, and we are forced to
arrive at the same conclusion so
far as the average coroner's inquest
is concerned, which is invariably
composed of men selected by the
superintendent or manager of the
mine where the accident occurs.
The usual verdict of such an inquest is contained in eleven wo'ds :
"We exonerate the company
from all blame. Death was caused
by carelessness."
All lair-minded people know full
well that all mining accidents are
not the fault of men killed or injured; at all events it Is reasonable
to suppose that mining companies   so   hungry    for   dividends
are to blame in some cases at least,
and the victim entitled to some corn-
pension, but such is not the case.
During our residence in the mining
centers ofthe west we can only recollect two instances where the
victims of mine accidents obtained
damages for the injuries sustained,
and when they did obtain it they
were obliged to pay nearly all of it
to lawyers for fees.
At the outset the Western Federation of Miners recognized that
something should be done) to prevent this unnecessary loss of life
and in consequence thereof incorporated the following claose in the
preamble of the constitution, which
is overlooked by a majority of the
"To procure the introduction and
use of any and all suitable efficient
appliances for the preservation of
life, health and limbs of all employes and thereby preserve to
society the lives of a large number
of wealth producers annually."
Why so many unions fail to enforce this clause is due to the intimidation used by the mining companies, who blacklist men who
testify contrary to their wishes
before a coroner's jury or in court
when the victim or his relatives are
attempting to recover damages.
This is one of the most important questions that confronts the
unions of the Federation and should
not be overlooked, for human life
is too sacred to be sacrificed
through the indifference of some
mine operator who cannot see beyond the amount of wealth he can
accumulate upon the labor of others
regardless of their safety or welfare, and it is imperative for all
unions to protect the lives of their
members and to adopt such measures as will guarantee them the greatest measures of protection that can
be obtained,
A majority ot unions are neglectful in this respect and offer no protection whatever to its members,
nor do they make any attempt to
secure justice in court for the man
who brings suit to recover damages,
while perhaps the company he is
suing is using every means within
its power, legal and illegal, to defeat him. Men in our unions should
show themselves to be active and
independent in matters of this kind
and not allow their fellow men to
be actually murdu red without cause,
which is a fact in a majority of
cases.—Miners' Magazine.
The flatlaflod   Hole
I haf a mule, mit grat big   ears,
He lives to me next door,
For dere I  haf a stable built
Against mine grocery store.
I gif him oats, I gif him corn,
Und all vot mules can eat;
I haf a blanket for his back,
And shoes brotect his feet.
His saddles fit him all around,
Like paper on the wall,
I take it off veneter he eats
Inside his whitewashed stall.
His bed is made of stubble straw,
So in winter he don't freeze;
In the summer he looks de window
Und enhoys de efening breeze.
I brotect him tight mit lock and
De door he cannot pass;
Uf I did not dat foolish mule
Would get oud on de grass.
He work from morn till night,
I do not let him stop;
So long dot he pehave dis way,
He nefer lose his chob.
I didn't hear him grumble once,
He mind me as I like;
Brotection" make him satisfied,
He doesn't want to "strike."
Vot fordo I brotect dot mule,
Und gif him dings vots goot,
Vy stroke his ears and pat his het,
Vich looks like gratitoot.
1 tell you vy, if you keep still,
Und don't say it oud of school,
I pif "brotection" elery time,
Pecause I ride dot mule.
It vas so in de Fatherland,
I find it yet dis day,
He who brotect gets hold de reins,
Und makes de mule obey.
My mule is like some workingman,
Who get a chob to pull,
Or his a saddle on his back,
So his "dinner pail" get full.
Who votes   de ticket efery   time,
Whose heart is full of charity,
For all de loafers riding him,
Who brag of our "brosperity."
II my oie mule had half de sense
Vot workingmen dink dey've got
He'd lift his leg and take good aim,
Und kick my fool brains oud.
"Vy don't he kick?"  some  poople
"Und get oud on de grass?"
My mule don't know to help   himself,
His fader was an ass!
—H. V. Hetzel, Johnstown, Pa.
Southern IlrltUb Columbia will Tken
Treat 11500 Tona Dally.
By the middle of march there will
be five smelters in operation in
south eastern British Columbia,
says the Nelson Tribune. These
five smelters will have a capacity
of 2500 tons of ore a day. To produce the ore that will be used in
these five smelters will give steady
employment to 2500 men, none of
whom will receive less than $2.50
a day, and the average will receive
$3 a day. These men will work
every day in the year, and will earn
$7500 a day, or $22,500 a month,
$2,700,000 a year. The five
smelters will give steady employment to 1500 smeltermen, railway-
men, coal miners and coke burners,
who will average $2.56 a day.
This means a further disbursement
in wages of $3700 a day, or $112,-
500 a month, or $1,350,0008 year.
Combined, the mining and smelting
of 2300 tons of ore in that district means an annual disbursement of $5,000,000 in wages alone,
the bulk of which is spent in southeastern British Columbia. On the
other hand, suppose the 2560 tons
mined in southeastern British Columbia was smelted at Northport,
and Tacoma and Omaha and
Everett and other points in the
United States, what would be the
loss to southeastern British Columbia,
FOR    SKI/! UK   OF    A     STEAHER
Colombia    Promlaea   to    Pay   Ureal
Britain SSO.OOO
The indemity to be paid by the
Colombian government to the
Pacific Steam Navigation company
for the seizure and use of the British steamer Tabogatea for taking
troops and munitions of war to
Buena Ventura has been settled at
$30,000, The fteamer has been
returned in good condition. Tho
British flag was] again hoisted on
board of her yesterday.
Burned lo Death far Alleged Attempt'
ed Anmnlt on Eva Roth,
Fred Alexander, ths negro who
Saturday evening attempted an
assault on Miss Eva Roth at
Leavenworth, Kan., and who was
supposed to have assaulted and
killed Pearl Forbes in that city in
November last, was taken from the
sheriffs guard and burned at stake
at the scene of his crimes, half
a dozen blocks from the centre of
the city on Tuesday last. Probably
8,000 persons witnessed the lynching. Alexander was tied to a railroad rail placed upright in the
ground. He died protesting his
innocence of the murder of Pearl
Forbes, declaring to the girl's
father in thc presence of the mob,
that they were killing nn innocent
man. The governor of the state
was very wroth when he heard of
the affair and ordered the arrest of
all who were known to be concerned in it. HUrtnMtHjtoi -in-iiii-mtiQ i
Appoint Him on Board ot Visitors to State Institutions.
Bishop Barker Thinks the Average
Taxpayers Oo0d  J«dB<> ot
Meeds ot BnlldUm*
wS-*i\'-M tT'*"JV"'r'
ife. Do let us call to our assistance
the wisest men in the commonwealth and ask them to report to
lus their views as to our public institutions. Let us have fresh air.
Why not?"
Well Known Having  Man En Route
to the Other Side.
Edward Corrigan, the well known
rating man of New York,has sailed
on the steamship Lucania for England. With him went Jed and William
Waldo, the two yonng jockeys
whom Mr. Corrigan has retained to
ride his horses. Mr. Corrigan said
he was going to get everything
ready for the racing season in fcn-
land, though he did not expect to
start racing before  April   or   May.
  f    >    t   that  a ] '^'s horses are  entered for some  of
person  born   in  the  Hawaiian  is-Ithe b'g events, including the Derby.
— - . I n.    ■  i .■        « i y    i   i       i p. a t~*      *
Het-auae They Have Had Proper Heel-
deuce ln Hawaii
Attorney General Griggs, of
Washington,in an opinion rendered
upon the request ofthe secretary of
the  treasury,   holds,   first,
Kitchener    Doing   Consider*
able to the  Boers.
Rt. Rev. William M. Barker,
bishop of Olympia, is urging upon
the governor and the legislature a
plan of having boards ol visitors
appointed for the state institutions.
"I have been convinced of the
necessity for something like this
for a long time," said Bishop
Barker today. "The reasons for the
plan proposed are somewhat as follows:
"At present the only information
we have of the affairs of any state
institution is from the financial reports ot the board of control or reports ol the various superintendents. Of course these reports are
optimistic; they naturally tell all the
good things and ignore the 'shadows.'
"lt would be most hopeful to
have an opinion as to any institution from an outside source, and
further, from men who have no
voice in its management, and no
right of appointment to any office,
and no authority over the disbursement of a cent of money.
"The general government secures valuable information about
tht military academy at West
Point, and the naval academy at
Annapolis, by authorizing the president to appoint a board of visitors
for each institution. The most distinguished men in the country are
glad to serve on these boards,
which spend a full week investigating and inspecting each institution.
"The members of the board receive no pay, but of course their
ttaveling  expenses arepaid.
"A report is prepared by the
board and sent to the secretary of
war or the secretary of the navy,
and the recommendations of the
board find their way in the report
of tht secretary to the president,
and appear in print in a government
document sent to every senator and
representative in congress. The
recommendations of these boards
form the basis of congressional appropriation.
"The    government    places   the
greatest   values  on these reports,
and  wisely so,   for    they   are   the
carefully considered advice  of   distinguished men ns to the method of
conducting     these   great   schools.
These boards of visitors   only  give
advice.    They do   not   control an
appointment nor the expenditure of
"Why should not the state of
Washington use the same method
in dealing with our six institutions?
How could we work this plan
here? Pass a bill authorizing the
governor to appoint a committee of
five citizens to serve as a board
of visitors for one institution. Appoint a similar committee for each
"Provide for a report to the governor every two years to be sent to
him two or three months before the
session of the legislature.
"Pay no salaries, but provide
for actual traveling expenses (this
would amount to about $1000 a
"Our   best   citizens   would   be
glad   to serve the commonwealth
>n this way.    If the best men   were
chosen these   reports   would   form
the basis of   appropriation   by  the
K'is-lature.    II the   superintendent
of an institution   or   the   board   of
control could not  convince   such a
h°ard of   the   wisdom   of certain
Ganges, then it is fair to infer  that
•■■e   members   of the    legislature
I   COuld n°t be persuaded to make the
■Ppro priation desired.
"This plan would  bring  our  in-
»titutions in touch   with   our best
land in 1895 of Chinese parents,
who are laborers, and taken to
China with his mother in 1890, is
entitled to re-enter the territory of
Hawaii, where his father still resides; second, that the wife and
children of a Chinese person who
was naturalized in 1897, in Hawaii,
and still resides there are entitled
lo enter that territory "by virtue of
the citizenship" of the husband and
father. This opinion is based upon
the assumption that the Chinese
persons in question, born and naturalized respectively in the Hawaiian islands, were in tact, citizens
of Hawaii under the laws and regu-
ations on  August   12,   1898,   and
had  not abandoned  or lost   their
rights as such.
Besides the Waldo boys Mr. Corn
gan said he would retain Spencer if
he could get a license  there.
Col. Grey With His New Zealaudera
Had a Signal Success Over
the Boers,
San   Franciscan    Hiiltr. a Ureal   Hit
lu  Berlin.
Michael Banner, the San Fran-
ciso violinist, appeared in a concert
before a distinguished audience at
the Beethovensaal, Berlin, with the
Philharmonic orchestra. He played
the Beethoven concerto, the Mendelssohn concerto and the first
movement of Brahm's concerto.
Much enthusiasm was shown,and it
is the general opinion that Banner
has developed into one of the foremost viohnists of the world.
Voiiuk   English   Reaenled  III  Treatment of His Sister.
A special from Vernon, B. C,
Leo English, 20 years old, shot
Thomas Carson, his brother in law,
three times through the body,   kill-
Proposition Said to Have  Been  Itlade
by Chile,
A special    to     the    New   York
Herald    from    Washington   says:
information has been received  in
   •*         - ■ >an  official quarter  in   Washington
ing   him  instantly  and   incidently, that  Chile  recenl|y  submitted  the
■mm r* «_,     ...k„ \ ., •.•__. r
wounding William Carson, who
was in Thomas's company, on Saturday last. The affair took place
on the street and was the outcome
of ill treatment ol Mrs. Carson,English's sister.by her husband.  Young
astounding proposition to four
South American governments that
Bolivia be partitioned among them.
This proposition was promptly
rejected by Peru,and the Lima government, as a lurthcr sign of its dis-
•-. _,„ 	
English bought a revolver several ; pie:isure_ has requested the Chilean
days ago, stating that he feared j overnment t0 recaJ| its minister,
Carson would kill him. It is said ' (just0(j0 Vicuna.
that Carson struck English with a ■ The alliUlde of Brazil, Argentina
club before the shooting began.; and Paragua>. can not be learned,
The deceased had a club firmly [ but lheir is no expectat;011i in vew
clasped  in   his   hand when picked | of the determined relusal   of  Peru,
up and with this weapon he is
supposed to have inflicted the
wound on English's head.
MAV    SI (.(.1ST   AaBNE-mENT
that steps will be taken in line with
the Chilean proposals. Bolivia is
a weak nation and could not
singly resist an attack by the troops
of any one   of the  nations  named
  with the possible exception of Para-
11 is Heiiered England win Tak* This' guay,  much  less the  united  force
Action on Treair. | of several governments.
The expectation   in  Washington      The     proposition    to    partition
W,U Bolivia is not the first move Chile
has made to estrange Peru and
Bolivia.      During   the   war    with
A dispatch   to    the   New
Tribune from London says:
General Kitchener continues to
give favorable accounts of British
operations and his laconic reports
are summarized by the Paris correspondents.
Colonel Grey with his New Zea-
landers had a signal success ever 800
Boers near Ventursburg, and Colville's victory on Vlaglaate road
has increased in importance as fresh
details are received. The Boers
are meeting serious losses, especially when they take the offensive
and attack British positions and
They are not gaining any advantage north of the Orange river,
where the British campaign has not
been interruped by the invasion of
Cape Colony.
The raiders have not made progress during the last fortnight and
the alarm has subsided at Cape
Town where the truth is perceived
that loyally has been stimulated by
invasion and that the Cape Dutch
are now less favorable than they
were to the Boer cause.
Is is surmised in military circles
that General Dewet and General
Botha may unite their forces and
attempt to deliver a crushing blow
at some point on the line of com-
municaticn between Johannesburg
and Ladysmith. The Boers are
persistent and resourceful in carrying on guerrilla warfare under tht
most unfavorable conditions, but
the ultimate failure of their supply
of ammunition must bring the war
to an end.
The response of the Yeomanry
to a second call to arms continues
to be satisfactory.    Recruiting is in
Insolvency Keueatk Smolb Surface,
Saya One Paper.
Discounts were easy and difficult
to maintain in London, thr.
view of the plentitude of money and
foreign competition for bills.
On the stock exchange very little
buying business was transacted, as
operators waited first for the sound
of the hammer, but there were no
failures. Prices improved; especially for West Africans. The teports
regarding the health ol the queen,
though more reassuring than hereto for had an adverse effect.
Home governments were weak and
home rails depressed.
Americans began dull but subsequently rallied. Southern Pacific
and Union Pacific were the features. I. iter news of the queen's
condition caused irregularity in
prices and depression, extended to
street dealing.
After a slight  depression  on  the
street,   prices   improved    on    the
receipt ofthe New York quotations.
The silver market was depressed,
turther realizing on state  bills  and
the absence oi demand from  China,
usually urgent at this season affecting the   market.    The   chances  of
inquiry for three  months  to  come
are remote.    The  stock  exchange
has   surmounted   the    settlement,
which was  anticipated  with  much
apprehension, but the trouble    may
not yet be past.    According to  tha
Investor's Review an  abyss of insolvency lies    beneath  the  smooth
surface, portentious of many  afflictions  aproaching.    The   London &
Globe, Ltd., the paper adds, is  not
the onlv rotton spot.    The    miscellaneous market contains numbers of
excessively    capitalized     concerns,
whose   securities   are    quoted  far
above  their   intrinsic   value.    The
continent continues to sell   Kaffirs,
the tired out holders,   despairing of
the future, selling steadily.     Prices
would be much lower   but   for   the
necessity  of finance    houses    and
maiket leaders to buy  and  avert  a
crisis.    The efforts of the  Bank of
England during the week to clear off
the surplus money, were neutralized
by the reflux of currency from the
provinces. Th; government continued paying out its borrowings
from the bank, bringing  the  treas
^mW . ury s entire floating debt,   including
progress^at many points   and   it  is .... .
• V        .        . .        _- treasury bills up   to   £,33,533,000
' •' -U.. „f   „r,lnn- ' r A__»JJtOOJt
I Chile    an  envoy was sent   to
is that the British government
return   the amended   Hay-Paunce-
fote treaty with amendments of   its
own, and it  is   not   expected   that,        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
theseBritisham;idm;ntswillbeac-iBoliviancamP   for the   purpose
': inducing President Laza to abandon
I his Peruvian ally, but  the  attempt
was unsuccessful.
It is   believed  here  that  Chile's
proposal to partition Bolivia is   due
r " " r*
evident that the number of volunteers asked lor can be easl) obtained. . The war office is censured in
many quarters for having recourse
to half measures which will not produce much impression upon the
Boer leaders. The ministeis
seem mote anxious to save money
than to convince the Boers that England is really in earnest and resolved that the war shall end only in
one way,
While the disbursements continue it
is impossible for the bank to control
the rate. A Paris demand would
oidinarily induce large shipments of
gold thitherward. Paris, however,
s gold glutted and takes the tnetal
only in driblets as it comes into the
open market.
ceptableto the United States senate.
Whether or not this expectation is
based on advices from Mr. Choate
or communications from Lord
Pauncefote it is not possible to determine.
In either case the communications
must necessarily have been informal
in   advance of the  action  of   the
British   government   itself on the
treaty.        The   officials   here   say
frankly 'hat they have no knowledge
of the character  of  these  piobable
British amendments, so it   is likely
that  the    opinion   that   they will
be  unacceptable  to the   senate  is
based on nothing more than a  general understanding as to the feeling
in  the  senate  toward  the     whole
canal project on  the one  side  and
on the other of the broad  purpose
of the British government  to  avoid
a complete abandonment of the   interests it has heretofore claimed and
asserted over isthmian transit.
to her desire to end the alliance
existing between that country and
Peru in order, it is said, that she
may formally take possession of the
provinces of Tacna and Arica.
Recruits (or China.
THE   CHAHliK    OP     Ul HIM ll
The North German Lyod steamer
H. H. Meyer, Captain Formes,
sailed from Wilhelmshaven for the
far east today with 900 naval recruits on board,
A Deer That Barks.
Adjutant-General       Corbin
D. C,  has received
VY USintif, .w... t -
word from the commanding officer
at Dapida... Mindanao, Philippines,
that he has in his possession a male
black deer of a species native to
that island, whose peculiarity it is
to bark and bay like a hound. Au-
thoritj is requested for the transportation of the strange  animal  to
the United States W-th a view oi it
being placed in the Zoological park,
Washington,    The   neccessary au-
thority will be given.
Two Eullsted Min Tried In  the  Phil.
The war   department  at    Washington   has  been   informed   of the
trial by court martial in the    Philippines of two   enlisted   men   on  the
charge  of murder.      Private    Pas-
quale Tuzzo, Company  C,   Thirty-
second volunte er infantry, was convicted of    the   murder   of   Private
William   Kirkpatrick   of   the same
company, by shooting   him   with a
revolver, and was sentenced   to   be
dishonorably discharged,   to   forfeit
all pay  and   allowances  and to  be
confined  in   the   Bilibad   prison   at
Manila   at   hard   labor  for  twenty
Private   Prank   E.   McLaughlin,
troop G, Eleventh cavalry, was  ac-
Donble Dally Train Service.
9.2; a. 111.
. I   9..15 a- ni-
10.50 p. m.
No. 11, West Bound
No. 13, East Bound.
No. $, West Hound     .
No. 1. East Bound I 11.4S P-'"
•Coeur i Alene branch ' 5 30 p. 111.
Palouse & Lewiston br'ch j 1.15 p. in.
•Central Wash, branch.. I   1.00 p. in.
•Local Freight, west      5.30 p. in.
• Ijical Freight, east... ■. I  5.55 p. in.
935 a.m.
0.4s a. in.
11.00 p. nt.
11.55 p.m.
7.15 a. ni.
1 .vi a. ID.
t.y> a. m.
6.00 a. m.
7.30 a. ai.
•Daily except Sundav, all others dallv.
Even Nos. east bound.
Corner Howard and Riverside.
Trains  11  and  li!   ruu   solid   between
Portland and 8t. Paul.    Trains  3  and 4
"""r^B inn  »«>1 itl  between   Portland  and   Kiiiisms
quitted of the charge of murdering   city and 8t, Louis, via Billings und "Hur
lii.irinn Rtnitn." without rlianee.   Tlirm.i_.-I
Quartermaster Sergeant William
A. Hogan of the same troop by
shooting him wilh a revolver, and
was released from custody.
lington Route," without rhange. Through
Piillmrn and Tourist Sleepers and Dining
Cars on all trains.
J W. BILL, General Agent, Spokane, Wn.
\,X). CHARLTON.A.U.P.A..Portl_wd,Ore.
Long Discussion  by   Philippine   Com-
The  section   of   municipal   code
relating    to   the    qualifications  of
electors was much discussed  before
the Philippine commission at   Manila.    The bill requires voters to own
real estate to the value of 500 pesos
or pay taxes to the   amount of 30
pesos or upwards and be   males  ot
upwards of 23 years    of age,   who
speak, read and  write   English  or
Spanish.    All are required to swear
allegiance to the United  States.
Judge Taft, president of the commission, p romised to amend the bill
so as to include men paying 20
pesos taxes.
Buencamino and other federal
party leaders object to the feature
empowering the provincial govern-
ment to determine the legality of
the elections of thc local officers.
The effect of the section covering
the taxation of church property will
be to largely put the   assessment in
country distiictson persons to whom
the friars have nominally  transferred the huge   tracts of   land   which
they formerly claimed to own.   The
friars left all   the   country   district
during     the    disturbed      periods.
Large holdings of land and business
property    in     Manila   are   owned
directly by the   church,   and   as  a
similar provision for the taxation of
church properties will  be  included
in a separate bill for the  civil   government of   Manila,   that  question
will then  be more directly at issue.
Negotiable  Wen.r.i of tite.t   llrltaln,
Germany and France lirowlut.
Conditions and episodes in  trade
like the  collapse  of. wool values
within the past year and its directly
underlying causes may be  traced in
a very large measure to the general
uneasiness that  exists  in  business
circles where capital   receives  only
feeble demand, and  is  in quest  of
new and more profitable opportunities, for  investment—notwithstanding the chances of loss are  greater.
The accumulations  of capital   in
Europe had exceeded the  limits  ot
effective demand in the channels  of
sound investment, a.  noted  in  the
generally low i ates of interest  that
strictly caieful investors   could  obtain on their loansJ.      New   outlets
for the employment of the  savings
of the people are continually sought
for, and until a demand  for  money
comes from legitimate  sources the
field of   speculation  offers  temptations that human nature finds it difficult to effectually resist.
Mechauical Production.
Industrial development offers opportunities  for  sound   investment,
though losses may be incurred when
new enterprises are first floated and
experience is wanting.      Capital   is
being largely attracted to   fields of
mechanical production,   and though
this has been observed in the course
of European trade development  for
a number of years,   it   is   touched
upon specially   by  Consul   General
Mason at Berlin in   his   report   for
1900 to  the   state   department   at
Washington.  In Germany, he says,
there has been a "ste'idy   and rapid
development of manufacturing  industries   and  commercial   activity.
This has gone on steadily, the  producing capacity of   all   leading   in- j
dustries  constantly   growing  until
present limit of judicious  expansion
has been apparently   reached"—except in such lines   as  shipbuilding,
locomotives, gas engines   and  certain forms of electrical   machinery.
German industrial development   for
the employment of  capital  is   only
one      example,      and,       notwithstanding Germany  is   poor   it)   accumulated   wealth   in    comparison
with France and England, and  her
available capital is well and actively
employed, the share  values  of her
best industries are kept inordinately
low by the pressure  of the  money
market.    German capital has  later
sought   foreign   investments   quite
often, and, according to a recent estimate ot the   Moniteur   Industriel,
these now amount to not  less than
$1,785,000,000,distributed throughout Turkey. Africa, China, Mexico,
South   America,   Canada   and   the
United States.      They   have   been
made  because   of   the   diminished
earnings of capital  or   savings   at
home; and the  willingness  to  assume greater risks in the  hope   of
greater gain  is   manifest,   though
one   of   the   effects   is occasional
deficiencies of money  circulation at
Scotland is another  instance,   in
the face  of great   conservatism in
banking, where money   is  seeking
new openings  for   higher   returns.
M. Alfred Newmarch calculates the
negotiable wealth of Great   Britain,
Germany and France  to  be   $35,-
000,000,ooc,   $18,000,000,000  and
$15,000,000,000   respectively.     C.
A. Conant, in one of   his  contributions to the   North  American   Review,   gives   the   deposits   in   the
postal savings banks of Great   Britain and Ireland at $500,000,000; of
France $150,000,000,   and   of   Belgium $100,000,000. And the French
savings banks, outside of the postal
service,carry deposits to the amount
of   $650,000,000.       "An   essential
question," says   Mr. Conant,    "regarding this vast amount of accumulated savings invested in   negotiable securities is whether it is   put to
profitable use.     It is growing  at  a
rate which would mean   greatly  increased prosperity in every  country
if increase of savings  were   accompanied by inerease of earning power
in the old proportions."
An investigation into the monetary conditions of Europe enables
one to understand clearly the possibilities tor conducting speculative
operations that have behind them
plausible support, promising success with large gains, as was the
case with those in the wool trade of
1899.—New Vork Commercial.
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Saturday, January 26. 1901.
Stocks and
accomplishing any good for himself or
for anything else, and sneaked  out of
town on the very  day   whim   lie   had
,'irratigecl with a   musician   to  give   a
ihurch concert here.     The performer,
n ho came on a later boat,  found   that
no arrangements had  been   made   for
him;, not even a hall hired.   Mr. Dun-
an was generally regarded here as a
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: lliizy and more or  hss harmless   fake,
TWO DOLLARS A YEAR.|llK| n|| wondered why the Conference
lid not return liiin to Scotland.   Here
UATIIIAON MHOS.,    IMItitrs   ft Props
AtPeith Amboy, N.J., smelting «»<>, J.M» MoGREGOR
renmng and electrolytic copper plants;
at Pueblo, Col., smelting and refinil g
and copper reduction plnnts; at Aguas
Calente*, Mexico, smelting and refin'u g
and copper reduction plants; at Monterey,. Mexico,  a  smelting   plant;  in
Soutli   America,   mining  and i-uniting
interests ;  uleo valuable leasee an I < on-
tracls running a term of yenrs in the
United States, Mexico and South Amer
lea.   These   mu'iido   iht   refining   uml
smelting plants, appmtenant properti B
and business of the Guggenlieims,
Advertising rates will be made known!
upon application at this office.
......... ma mama
mm m muumum
l)i Kciiic est Morte; Vive ie Roi
At eleven o'clock on Tuesday morn-'
ing  a  bull.lin   was issued   from   the,
telegraph office announcing   tho   deatl
of the Queen.
As soon as the news was circulated
ivery flig in town was half-masted, tin-
Public School was closed and no further
attempt to do business was made by
our merchants.
powers uud privileged as may "be necessary. Incidental or conducive to the attainment ol the auove objects or any ot
l ben i.
DATED at Vancouver, B. C, this gt|4
day ol' December, A, D. I0UO.
Davis, Marshall & Macnkill,
Solicitors for tbe Applicants.
#     #     #
We febl that we cannot better
tu ffiifti Iti'iiiiiring a Specially.]
All W'irk Left at The Lakeview
Hotel, Silverton, will be forwarder uml promptly attended lo.
O. B Knowles,]
SANDON, 11. C.
Conveniently Situated near
Eiilw.iy Station and Wharf.
&00D  SE _iV!CK COM PORTA RLE^press our feelings and those of the com-
ROO.MS. Kniunity than in   reproducing Iiere  the!
tribute paid the dead woman by Henry
L*houclier«, in Trutli, a tribute all the
more remarkable because of hia demo
cratic ideas and frank criticisms of
royalty. "Among nil her millions of
subjects-' there arc but few who will not
mourn her loss as for one of thoir own
household. Nor will tho mourners be]
found among tier own subjects alone,
It is not too much to say tint never1
in the history of the work1 has a single death caused -sncli  universal   griet.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^mm---—.        BAlike  in happiness   and   sorrow   sin
When vour watch  goeB wrong   orf.      .,...'•, .      ■ ,     .
,   ."     , ,   ■     ... Blived a life bfiyond reproach, without a
» iir clock refuses to go bring it to me.l ' r
' Ithought of self and   unreserved devo
If you have a piece  of jewelery  iultioq  t0 tl)fi (Iutie8 ef th(J hour     g,,
Table* Mtppllod with ill  the delicacies
nf the season.
need ot repair, bring it to me
1 am prepared at all  times and in
eveiycase to guarantee my work.
E. Nl. Brindle,   Jeweler I
NEW DENVER,   - B. 0.
.1  G. GORDON,
lil&o, i_.rj.u_ tioi ai a, iMitiii
SILVERTON,      -      -
B. C.
L-   -   - GERMAN -   -
lias been indeed the mother of her people and as a mother sho will be!
mourned. In all the affairs of state)
she manifested the same wisdom thai
inspired her private life, nor did her
own country alone enjoy the fruit of
her experiencoand sagacity. Through
her kitrlreil and decendnnts abroad bei
influence for many years has been felt
in continental politics. Always on
the side of peace, she is known to havi
rendered service to the whole of Eur-
■ope. Her sudden and lamentable
breakdown was due entirely to worry
'and overwork.
For Sale at All Druggists.
Sandon Miners'  Union;
Subscribers, (1. per month.
Private Patients, |2. per day
exclusive of expense of physician or surgeon and drugs.
Dr. W. E. Gomin, Attendant Physician
Mini 8. M. CiiiHiioi.M, Matron.
J. D. McLaughlin, President.
W. L. Haoler, Secretary.
Wm. Donaihjr, J. V. Mahtin.SH. J
McLean, A. J. McDonald, Mikk Brzdy
and Soo line
Still^Oontinub To Operate
i'iret-clasd Sleepers nn  all trains from
Also.TOURIST   CARS...Passing
——Dunmore Junction	
daily for St. Paul, Saturdays (or
Montreal and Huston, Mondays
■nd Thursdays for Toronto.
Same cars pass Revelstoke one
lay earlier.
Regarding The Eastern
You   Contemplate   Taking
Vor rates, tickets, and full |nfoinialion
'Apply tu G. B, Chandler, .Agent, Silver
mn, B. C, or
M, 3, OOYLh.
A. G. P. Agent,Vancouver
lio only spoiled good fond and took up
the room of a man, without making ar.
ffurt to earn the one"or be tho shadow
[of the other.
* # *
We have always avoided as far as
was possible discussions on tho Church
and thc Ministry, unless forced by such
matters ss this Duncan interview. We
feel that wo should not, without protest, allow this town to be held up as
jan exanmle by the Home Mission societies in the east in order to fatten the
fhurch collections and pay the board
bills of a "missionary" who spent one
half his time on a sofa in the hotel parlour. There are, wo well know, hard
working, earnest clergymen in the
Slocan, but. as far as Silverton is concerned they havo adopted a homeopathic system of administering the
Gospel, There nre enough ministers
visiting Silverton to form a mutual
|admiratio:i society, and they have got
thlp small towu so divided that none
have a congregation of more than u
dozen. The aim of the Slocan missionary seems to ba to get a corner on
liill the sculs in the district, and thus
wo find each preaching in half a dozon
towns and half a dozen preaching in
the same town, while the church goers
iu tho east keep putting up the travelling expenses.
»     *     «
There are just about enough  people
Hin each of our towns to unrke one good
^congregation, but wiih the field in each
plit up between  four  churches   thev
must draw on tho  widow's  mite,   repeat the miracle   of   the   loaves   nr.d
tii'ica or withdraw from  the  field,   foi
ih ' towns here  cannot  support   more
than one church in each. •   <
The Village Blacksmith.
(With apologies to Longfellow,)
Under a roof of cedar shakes
Our lour foot blacksmith stands,
A skukuin man Iroiii-Wales is he
And ready with bis hands.
He pu's hia dooks up uvfcry day,
Ami puts them down again,
And tells us ho will lick us all—
But bc tights not any man.
At Silyerton, when 'lending bar,
H 'il hunt the dona away,
lie also hunted overshoes
Anil sought them half the 'l.w.        M^
The'Slocan's" whistle sounded loud
As on the dock he stood,
A hors3liiiij;li rippled dovn the wind—
Hii never uuilei>lood.
Tlie village choir.   Ah, tender thought.
His manly imtes how swelling,
tint, one snd day the bend push wrote :
"We cannot stand your yelling I
"Y.iii- past life, too. we understand
"Will ba'diy hear Inspection.
"And Mking tea with sweel Maiie
"Has led to your detection-.
"Who furnished b..tiis ior Klootchmen
"Will never iln for us,
"So un the canyon screw yonr nut,
''You Wicked llttlj CtliS,"
He threw bis baton down in wrath,
And  laid  his  boiled  shirt   hy.
He rolled his blankets, brushed his hat,
And cooked bis head on high **
No more bio liko we'll gee again,
Hi hade us all ''Goodbye,"
A'ld on a F'iil.iv toon the train.'
With Seagram in bis eye.
Blacksmith, machinist, (chipper loo)
Onward through life ha mat*.
At earlv dawn he calls the eo«»k
And then he iloesrtho ch r's.
And tells ns tiles of titling do
Within the cookhouse doors.
application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of I3iiiisb
Columbia at ilB next Session for an Act
to incorporate a Company with Power to
run, construct, excavate, and maintain a
tunnel through and under tlie land lying between the town of Silverton nnd
the town of Sandon in tho District of
Kootenay, 111 the Province of British
Columbia) from a point on the North side
of Four Mile Creek at or near where said
Creek cut. r Slocun Lake and within two
miles of the said town of Silverton lo a -
point at or near the town ol'Sanibn, and  above cla.ins.
NOTICE:— "St. Helena" and "Troy"
Mineral Claims; situate in the Slocan
Mining Division of West Kootenav
District. J
Where located :—On Four Mile creek
relocations of the "Fisher Maiden" nnd
Take   notice Ibat  I, N.  F. Townsend
acting as agent for the Fisher Maided,
Consolidated Mining k Smelting Compuny,    Free   Miner's   Certificate   No
n4115;i, intend sixty days fn u the date
hereof, to apply In Ibe Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for tho
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grunt of the
A scarci-ty legible type-writton fic-
fjtice on a sheet of flimsy letter piper,
[•■pi.-iiit-.l on the wall in the I'o^t Oliice,
was the only intimation that the taxpayers of Silverton had of nn Assessment Court recently held in K-islo.
This ii n fair sample  of  ihe   w.iy ii
which public business is conducted hv
She   had been greatlyjthe ^^   ,_Ujiliess   0jvcr.„nent>
^distressed by events in South   AfricaBM(Uterfc direct,y aflVcti_.g  t,_(,  ppop,,
are sl'ghted and economized on and th<
savings doubly squandered in publishing   lavishly   such  useless   notices as
those   which   recently   appeared  con
[cerninjj the bubonic plague.
|and by domestics griefs."
* #     #
On the day of her death the Queen
had reached the advanced age of 81
years and 213 days, or four days mon
than tho age of her grandfather, Kinj;
George III, st his death in 1820. ThuE
Victoria not only reigned tho longest
but lived the longest of all British 8ov
Weigns. and there can be no doubt but
that The Times is right when it says
the oldest British sovereign was also!
the best beloved.
# •     #
Our  King,   Edward   VII,     is  the|
second child of  Queen   Victoria,  and
was born November 9th, 1841
It will be soma time beforo his many]
^subjects learn to say "God Save the
King," as they were wont to say "God
Save the Queen."
• •     •
The following editorial appeared ID!
the Spokane Chronicle of the 23rd.
inst., and is only one of the many
that have appeared in the American
press thowing that Queen Victoria
held a place in thc hearts of the
American people second only to that
of their Lincoln ar.d Washington. It
is tbe first time in the history of that
country when the Union Jack and the
Stars and Stripes ever floated to
■gethei- over their government buildings
or when the American flag was over
half-masted for tho death of a sovereign.    The Chronicle says:
"Never before have the flags of th
United States and England flouted
side by side from the tower of thi
courthouse; not for many years, it is
possible, will this occur again. It wss
a tribute not merely to tlie great
kindred nation, but to the worth of
ono of the noblest women who ever
lived—the greatest queen the world
has ever known.
Smelter ('(inibin.-'s Gmt Capital.
The capital slock of (he American
Smelting A Ri fining compsny, ia lo I*
increased to one hundred million dollars
so ss lo iicqniro several new properties.
Tho new piopcrties to be acquired are,
according to u circular sftit Out fo the
stockholders ns u result of Il.e proposed
Increase of tho capital stock, us follows:
within one mile thereof; and for the pur
(loses ofthe undertaking to run  exploring and brunch tunnels fro^n  the main
tunnel; ulso to sink   or   raise,   mining
working  or air shafts along the line or
oojirse fro-i! the hmnel or branches; to
t-xploie for minerals hy the use of drills,
shafts oi excavations, to construct, maintain iiDd operate by electricity or otherwise  tramways   and   roadways fur the
purpose of   OarpJ'ttlg ores,  wsste, mine
products and freight oras ma\ Ihi other
wise required, to engage in all   kinds of
ininingiiperatioi.« iunl to erect aud main-
tain crushing, electrical, hvdratilic, sampling, concentrating, stneithig and rWin-
Ing works or other plant nnd to deal in
theprodticts ofthe same; to supply, sell
and dispose   of  compressed   air,'light,
power and water and to erect mid  place
nnv pipe*, electric Hue, cable or ilcctrfi
cal apparatus aboveor below un und,  n-
long. over and iicioss streets, bridges and
lands;  the  right,  subject  to existing
water records, to sequin, nnd ia!.it froti
fcoilf Mile t'r.ek ntoresaiilso much of lhe
water ol sini Greek ns may be neceesarv
lor nil or anv i.f ihe purposes of lho Company, and the ii_-ht to use nnd u'ijz.. foi
said piiri-o-esall water coming from 'he
saoltniiifc I or hiiiiiihis, and to erect
constriioi and maintain nnv ilam, raceway, Hume oi other connivance cr plan
or diverting timl utilizing mid unlet end
ssn to obtain and   mako
les in anv
^^^^^^^J entir ii to anv iter, c'
men's and lo m.ike rontmcls with iei-
-ens o; (.ompini, s oh ulna »n,- Interests
"> mining lamia or .tlurwUe m.d to
elurise tolls m..l   recilve  coui|*nsntloii
till    till'   HSf  t.f   ||,,.   illOII-Uol    „„r|;„   ,,(    ||„.
'"!'!'"i'V...t..r ,!,,:„„.;,. .„.„.|lir ,„..,, ,.,_.
I- ii".i fi.,.,, |! ,. ,,,,.,„ | ,„. (i|.Hm,| (ii;. (|
..nnhl,«|., l.o-,. ,,r , ||„ M, j,...
'"'Iilpiilei;.... ma.l.ii ,.,\
huitilfiigj nnd all ,1H|
And further tako nolife (hat action
under section 37, must be commenced;
before the issuanco of such Certificate o
Dated this 1st day of October, 19C0.
N. F. Towhsi-ni,.
U | 11 I Oj.
NOTICE :—"Lsrn ClMXCgJCe, \\ »
(Silv, r Nnggel.) Mineml Claim, situate
in tho Slocan Mining Division of Wen
Kootenay District.
Where located :-0n the divide between
Eiu'bt and Ten Mile Creeks
Take Notice that I, J. M, McGregor
acting us uncut for llcoige Kvdd Fret
Miner.s Certificate No l'M'AbO, intend
sixty dnys from the date hereof to Spply
to the Mining Reci nler for a Cerilflca'a
of Improvement, for the purpose of obtaining a Ciown Grant ol Uie abov,,
And fnr le r lake notice thnt action
under section ,'!7, must ha commcnie.l
In foie the i-Mmnce of mu b t'i r.tilicale . _,
lint rovmei ts.
Dated this Oth day t.f N„v, mbrr, X'.'i-i,
22-11-00      JP" y'x'"m,*u*'
Uie Liquor Mm kl M.
    iwittr   power
ivnllnt'le; to lake nml holtlshai
•I her Coin puny
er.-jUili- a. ll
lids, I'll lllisilf
mww*M**t^ssw**sm^^^^^i- '''' per-eiml I n.p
it*"** and iuimuUyn li
'he unrfertnkl
To Gis Km (.Kit. or io »ny pfftt-nit
persons to wh. in he nniv hnve tiansb m >l
liis Intu'CSlS lu the fulli.wipg Mb i iul,
Chiiuis,Conge No. 2. Ciini uiu'er :u •!
Rtlsol on i:..i! Moiitabi, io i_i _Sil\ * i:._.i
1!  (' . S.ci-.'in .Mijiinc l'i\i-i.n.
Viii  me  herein   n- tili d  ib»t 1 l-m.->
exi'i'iiiled  line  l.iiioliiil tlollnrs (f
in lai or iinil  fii.piovi'ini i.tri  upni
,i!o\e   Dit0'lulled   .. ii i"hI   Clallll
oplei lo hold said mit i roi (ds'lllS
pro' l-iins   - f   Ihn    .'• h imi
ti •-
III* ll!
llte'i r
A. I  an11 :i
The following application has hu-'i.
received for a special iimetiug ami «i)i
be c. n.id .red hy the Hoard of I.iivtice
Commissioners for the Sloc.in D.'strlel a'
New Denver on Saturday, l-'ebru.iij-9;h,
at 10 a. m
W. A. Ahxjnder. It rnu'ionul lintel
Slocau City, Hotel t'cenoo.
Dated this 2)lli div of .Iniiiiuiy, ltlOl.
J. T. Ill.At'K,
Chief l.icenc • I is;Titn
n tti.arven,   wni.m nineti ,|iv» fn-ni ihe time of il
('..(.lieetion  will, i ""flic   \oii   f i!   or   ,. inn- to , ontiil
 , '-g""f the Con.p.„lT, ,,!,<! n, M mil    lr-|oi'ioii   ,/   .,,\,\     r»|'#pdiiii,«
:uli[hi,,TsTVuU> ?/'*' ",,""|M !•!*  ,0"l'"   viU'   ,,!l   »■•*»• •*«&ssiWiir.
I _?, fc._it.il       "'  "      '"'x in   """'<•-! v'"" i"',r' '•:h ''"".li'li I - ill.lt Bill Iim Mt.,.
I'M   «HI h th - hhi,| t.ini.el m„|   l.n.nvhes;.'"•• .1'  IV'-'.v   '!   lie   l-«t»«Tl»r lll.ilei
■ nil with imw,, toexpio,,,!,;,. ,Blll! f0,j Sm-H-.i.   A    ,.f  ,,,   Acl    Id   (tiwud lie
'liothtrm.c.s.ii) ,.., mti.ui.tai   ,ifi|,i»( I'xKAVKh   1'irov
p'l',,! ■■•*•&■(*. iluj of I'n-.ii.her lOfft
ri'-'ic -ii.vii-: in i-vri.v i.iiamh.
IVoi.i: i.i it AT   I . .\M:i.IXO\'.t  II   I .-111.
sin'!• i\ M \V I>1 .\\ I U   will.  1.1.  V
WAtxnr.u id mi; .'.mi ni. Miri.v nit hm u
^^^^^^^^^^JsiLvi:in o.\V **__*. . u o;
l.nmi.ln Woik Called Tor andlVliv. nd WfiHr.j
II 0 Tl CI
To Whom it May Concern,
I hnrobv beg to inform those inil.el.ted
to me Hint I have handed all iieeoiints
jdne mo over to the tt Hi, Hunter Cff. foi
collection and must ii.ilst on tbe immediate settlement of same.
The Roverend Mr. Duncan, whose
opinion of Silverton wo publish elsewhere, should be the last one to hold
up the people of this place to scorn.
Ue spent several months here without]
In our 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.,
Von;e and Adetaltle Su.,
We prepay charges and
refund money if desired.
! A merits for CAirQAKY BEER.
T#   Mfi J**- BENEDUM.
Silverton        •      -
Thistle *m- Hotel.
KIr«t-oifi»»        aocommodation
for The    r»i*lblio.
General        Full Line      Lumber,
Dry  & Mixed Sash and
Paints. Doors,
MoCallum As Co.,   8Iocan, B. O.
Outside Purlieu .   .-iriiiB Hoisi'8 in Silverton
Cnn Hnve Tliem  Reserved Ry Writing To— •
t t t t + + *
a. p. Mcdonald,
A Seasonable Article.
Of thn hundred of medicines on thn market
There is none wo can lecoinuiend more
Highly   to oor customer! Mid   friends than
Syrup of Horehound & Tolu
Try it and bc convinced of ils iiicrils.
For Sal« At


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