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V0%. I., No. 0.
SI.OCAN,   Ii.   0.,    MAY   11,   1000.
. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Outfit Powder,
Qutta Percha Fuse,
Jessops' Steel,        Stoves and Tinware,
Coal Oil,     riiners' Supplies.
B. C.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
Big Cut in Boots
This is a genuine sale, as Odd Lines must be cleared out.    Do
I   not miss this opportunity of getting a pair at reduced prices.
Men's fine lacedBoots
were $3.50 to $4,
while they last for
only $3.00.
Men's heavy grain
kip Mining Boots
at $3.50. This is a
and many other lines at equally low figures. Sec our Men's
and Ladies' Cmnvns Shoes, the, neatest and best in the market.
A full line of Fresh Groceries always in stock, at the I/jwest
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinney, B. C.
IP 1 «/tfO-rxxi
of the
Liberal-Conservative Asso'n
of the Town of Slocan.
ADOPTED   ON   APRIL   17th,   1900.
1. To revise thc Voters' Lists.
2. To actively assist in tho construction of trails throughout the. undo
▼doped portions ot the Province, and tho building of Provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
il.   To provide for thc official inspection of elevators and hoisting gear.
•I. To improve the administration of justice and secure tho speedy disposition of legal disputes.
&5.   To provide an effective system for tbe. settlement of disputes 1 ictwccii
capital and labor by compulsory arbitration.
•6. To adopt the principle of Government ownership of railways, in so
far as the circumstances of the Province will admit; and the adoption of the
TO   III',     i;|-|"IC(TKI»     Al'    ON OB   A'l
.1. MiiIIIiihoii wiiiiiiiiih Batumi From
Klir.i|ie Ton Slump Mill to lie- l>«i till
—Survey OojlUheMed on tin- Truiiiwiiy
Hmiii tu !•<< r.uiit.
On Friday last J. Mallinson Williams returned to Slocan from a successful and enjoyable trip to Europe
lasting over three months. Mrs.
Williams accompanied him, but she
wifl reside at Nelson. Mr. Williams
spoke freely of his trip and and said
it would result most beneficially for
this section. lie found monicd men
willing to entertain bona fide mining
propositions, but British Columbia
was comparatively little known,
through lack of advertising. What
was required was a thoroughly up-
to date provincial agency In London,
with a good, live, man iu charge, and
he should be furnished with all the
data relating to thu province and its
resources obtainable. British Coluni
bia has a splendid opportunity at
present to obtain capital and it should
make the most of it.
Sunday Mr. Williams visited the
Chapleau mine, which property he
successfully floated while abroad,and
he is well pleased with the developments since his departure. Sixteen
men are employed in the general development of the mine, running
raises and drifts, and getting everything in shape for stuping. Ore is
showing everywhere and the grade
is improving. In the raises it has
become more oxidized and this ensures a value of $'.K) per ton. The reserves of ore aregreater and the mine
is in better shape than he expected to
sec. The Chapleau is developed
by four tunnels, most of the work being confined to the. No. 3 diilt. This
is in l'.!5 feet, having been driven on
the vein From this drift a winze
has been sunk to a depth of 80 feet,
and it will be tapped by the No. 4
tiinncL210 feet from tho surface. No.
I is in ovor 100 tVot nnd it is expected tbe ore chute will be cut in two
weeks. Upraises connect the two
upper workings at regular intervals.
While away Mr. Williams contracted for the erect ion of a ten stamp
mill on the Chapleau and two Wlflev
i vanners, to be supplied by l-'raser &
i Chalmers of Chicago. The mill ami
plant  will  bo of the most modern
type and well calculated to handle
economically the output of the mine.
A small sawmill plant will also be
added, to supply tlie lumber for the
various building-, In addition to this
an aerial tramway, a little over half
a mile iu length, will bo constructed
to handle the ore and supplies be-
I tween the mine and the mill in the
creek bottom. A gang of men went
ap Tuesday to survey the route for
the tramway. The, right, of way will
then be cut out. All these Improve*
moots an- to be oEffected inside of four
months, so some tall rustling will be
Regarding the wagon road to the
mine. Mr. Williams slated the War*
! nor Miller people would assist in its
j construction, but, they were waiting
j to get word from tbe government as
! to what help they would get. It they
' e.-'u)d get tin* desired promise, they
! would begin construction at once
i without waiting for the money to be
i put 11)1. Surveyors will run tlie lines
land levels at once, the feeling being
j in favor of building the road from
'ibis town. Once a good mad is built,
' Mr. Williams is certain manv new
companies will operate on Lemon
Ki:iii«iu-iu Meala iin. r.ivim.iii.
Ernest Mansfield has met tho sec.
ond payment on the bond held by him
on the Black Hawk group, Ten Mile.
The bond is for $8,000 and the second
and every man should think and vote
for himself. John is pronounced in
his views against .Joe Martin and
firmly believes the laws should be
made and Interpreted to foster and
encourage and not hamper the mining industry, which is paramount In
British Columbia, John essays a
strong argument and will bo heard
from again shortly.
Gem-go Pn) iir Milken an  Important Dll-
ciivery Neur Town.
George Payne, late foreman nt the
Lemon creek sawmill, has staked two
claims on what is turning out to be
one of the greatest and most pure
lime deposits in the country. It is
situated two miles south of Slocan, at
tlmfoot of the hills to the cast of the
river, lie first came across it last
winter while timber cruising, but it
was not until a short while ago tbat
he staked the ground.
The deposit is fully 3rJ0 feet wide
and shows on the edge of a perpendicular bluff, not more than ten rods
from the trail. lie has bad the rock
analyzed, both here and at New
Denver, the greatest percentage of
silica being half of one per cent, with
a stnaH trace of iron. The deposit is
broken up on the surface, but Payne
has run in a tunnel 20 feet and it is
now in the solid formation. A late
test made by Howard West, ot New
Denver, on samples taken from the
breast of the drift returned '.)8 per
cent lime, or generally speaking
' 'pure."
It is considered by all authorities
to be one of the most important discoveries made in tho camp and of
special/Interest to smelter.: The
Trail smelter people have tested'other
lime deposits on the lake, but the
percentage of silica contained therein
has been too great. In this instance,
the recent find would prove of the
most material benefit to the town
were smeltlug works established.
Mr. Payne has been offered a $20,(XX)
bond on the property, but it is his in-
tentlon to thoroughly test the deposit
himself, He has means at his command and is in no hurry to part with
liia liol.tiu-^r. $<>■>. vial raining nidi
are deeply interested in thc discovery
nnd state it will have an important
bearing on the future of the town.
Wednesday night. No other name
appeared on thc slate. The delegates
from Slocan were: J. C. Shook, II.
Fife, ,1, T. Tipping, .1. E. Tattersall
and A. York.
The delegates from New Denver to
the Liberal-Conservati/e. convention
nt Sandon were W. S. Drewrv, S. T.
Walker, W. R. Will  and T.'11. IIj
ben, with II. Clever, as alternative.
The Silver City Almost  Kntlroly Wiped
oiv die Hap.
As is generally known now, the
city of Sando i was almost completely
wiped out by lire early last Friday
morning. The. entire business portion
of the community was destroyed, including all the churches, school, nnd
residences on Sunnyside, only one
building escaping. The fire originated In the opera house and spread
so rapidly that no control could be
gained of the flames. By the blowing
up of the C.P. R. depot, thc fire, was
prevented from spreading up the
<juleh. The loss is estimated at over
$600,000, with but little insurance.
Harris it Kelly were the heaviest
losers. Miles Rnmbaugh,a gambler,
was burned to death in Buckley's
I hotel, and several narrow escapes are
A general call for assistance was
sent out by Mayor Pitts and supplies
have been pouring in from all the
towns. Iu Slocan a meeting was
called at t io Arlington Friday afternoon and a committee appointed to
gather funds. Upwards of S250 in
cash was raised and on Monday a
large quantity of general provisions,
blankets and clothing was sent up.
Slocan feels deeply for thi. affliction
other sister town and is uong her
utmost to alleviate distress anu assiot
thc needy.
principle that no bonus should be granted to any railway company which I payment was made  last week.   .las
does not give the government of thc Province thc control of rates over lines ! Rao   and   Duncan
bonused, together with the option of purchase
7. To assume control and administration of the fisheries within the
boundaries of tho Province.
i 8.   To actively assist by state aid in the development of the agricultural
resources of the Province.
'.). To make the London Agency of British Columbia effective In proclaiming the, natural wealth ol tho Province and as a place for tho profitable
Investment of capital.
10. In the interest of labor, tho Liberal Conservative Partv sympathizes
with and endorses thc principle of the B.ght-Hour Caw. That the Eight
Hour Law for mine-workers be retained as it stands in its entirety and no
modification permitted, and the same be strictly enforced. That'thc Law
shall remain upon tbe Statute Hook with its penalty clauses.
11. To provide an improved system of education.
;, 12.   To recognize and reform the system ol Provincial aid to medical men
and hospitals in the outlying parts of the Province,
13. To actively support the advancement of the- mining Interests if
British Columbia.
14. To aid in tho Immigration of female servants.
.   If).   To bring pressure to bear upon the Dominion Government to enact
legislation excluding and prohibiting Mongolian and other Asiatic labor.
Ki.   To provide a fair and equitable redistribution bill on the basis
W. S. JOHNSON, President
Graham, of this
town, are tin-owners. The property
Is a galena proposition, consisting of
two claims,and Is located on the north
side of Ten Mile, almost opposite the
Dalhousiogroup. Mansfield purposes
thoroughly developing the Black
Hawk this summer. The fact ul him
operating on the creek will exert a
great, inlluoiiuo for the belter in that
rich camp.
Political Tot Boiling.
The political put has commenced to
boil in good shape in town,    Friday
I last John Keen, of Kaslo, the business
I man's c-indidaie, p t  in an appearance, and got  iu  several long  talks
before taking hisdeparturo on Saturday. Friday evening he held a levee
in thc Conservative committee rooms
land expatiated on tin- party platform
as enunciated'from this town, and
"' which he heartily ondor ed. John's
strung suit is the Mineral Act. and
lie pQt up a Stiff talk upon thc whvs
and the wherefores ol the law, lie
states the j>ro..cnt j., not a party light
. The Queen Bess, which temporarily
let out some 20 men last week, is
again taking on men.
At a meeting held here the evening
after the Sandon fire, over JaOU in
cash was subscribed fur the sufferers,
besi.les supplies.
A. J. Marks came, in from Nelson
Monday and went up to the California
this morning with a force of men and
Pete's packtratn loaded with supplies.
Young ecMurehison have started to
tunnel on the lodge, which thev recently uncovered on Goat mountain.
They arc in 25 feet with favorable
W. R. Will and X. F, MeXaught
an- prosecuting work on the Capella,
by running a new tunnel on the ledgo
80 feet below the opening where
Thompson & Mitchell look out the
seven tons of ore last winter.
Com .
New Denver, May 8.
Police   I'lUll't CUSS.
Some months ago .1. Kelly, generally known as "Kelly ihe Backer,''
and Sam Long got mixed up in a
stabbing affray at Aylwin, Ten Mile
creek. The former then disappeared.
On Monday he returned to town and
gave himself np to the. authorities.
Next morning he. appeared before If.
1). Curtis and ,1. A 1-olcy, J.P.'s, and
was lined ?60 and costs.'
Oaliforula to Wink.
A.   J.  Marks,   nf Nelson,   passed
through here Monday going to New
Denver, where active operations will
be pushed on the California.    Frank
', Il.irpur, who is to be foreman,accom-
I pa li led Mr. Marks with a number of
| men.    In three weeks' time the force
Is to be doubled,   It. is the lu! on tion
to ship oro this summer.
Si'lilenrril to Twn VeUTS.
Joseph Podvln, of this town, accused of indecent assault on a girl of
lender years, came up for trial at the
assizes at Nelson on Tuesday, Fie
pleaded not guilty to the, charge. It
took tin-jury two' hours to ngroo on
the verdict of guilty,    l'odvin   was
sentenced tu two years' Imprisonment.
.TollIt   Keen Nullilllilll'il.
John Keen, of Kaslo, received tho
unanimous nomination of tin- Liberal-
Cotiserv/iiive convention aJ^SwjdoHi
No syndicate of capitalists operating in British Columbia today is having a more beneficial effect upon the
country as is that headed by ex-
senator Warner Miller, of New York.
Sim-ci their initial effort in this camp
a few months ago, Uiuy hnvc expended a vast sum of money, v Inch is but
a stepping stone to future aggrandisement. Their operations are scattered all over the camp, but their
chief interests arc centred in the Kilo
group, on Lemon creek, and the
Smuggler group, at the head of Ten
Mih'. In both instances thc results
of thc labors so tar expended justify
the assertion and belief of big paying
mines having been struck.
Qn the Kilo the force this week has
been increased, there being- 20 men
now employed. This number is to
be increased till a full force is employed. The. management has contracted for the erection of an extensive milling plant and this is to be
in operation by fall. Last wi.iic" the
heads of the syndicate went to Montreal ami interviewed President
Shaughnessy of the C.P.R., and he
promised every assistance in his power in developing the country. At
his command a corps of C.P.R. engi
ncccs are to commence work at once
in surveying the Lemon crcok wagon
road, 'Hi a railway grade. This will
be run as far as the townsitcof Ol'O
and afterwards extended to tlie Miller
properties. Tin- survey will In; com*
pie toil by June 1. Then Mr.Shaughnessy has pledged himself to furnish
a corps of 15 men to run the levels
tor the proposed road up Ten Mile,
from the end of the Enterprise road
to the .Smuggler group. There the
Miller syndicate own 22 claims.
When thc road is completed, the syndicate will erect a large concentrating
plant for the treatment of the ores
on the oombined properties, w.'iich
arc turning out in a most satisfactory
These are plain facts and are given
as an evidence of the great, development yet awaiting this camp through
the operations of this and other syndicates having their headquarters in
this town. During the summer other
developments may be looked lor.
The resident manager of the syndicate is Percy Dickenson, who is well
ami lavorably known to ail. He has
just returned from a fair months'
visit, to New York, where he arrangi d
with his principals for an active propaganda (his Benson, lie states his
people are nut here, for tin ir health,
but for business. Much of the present
prosperity of tho oampia duo to Mr.
Dickenson's Indefatigable efforts, and
he deserves all the success he is meeting with.
Healthy Oaili Dial.
Wo Lead tlie Entire I.nko Country—A.
Health; Mhrldenoa or ffc'a Mfo anil
Wealth or tlie Camp   Knteiprlxo th*
IiiKi;o-it Shipper.
Tb's week's ore shipments Jrom
this division amount to 120 tons, all
coming from the Enterprise mine, on
Ten Mile creek. Its total exports so
far this yen rare .r>C0 tons, which was
sent to the Everett smelter. Tho
output at the mine has been steadily
increased and will be doubled shortly.
During the past ten days the force*?
men employed has been largely'increased. The mine is entering now
upon the busiest and most important
era of its existence and the beneficial
effect upon the camp is marked. This
season will be a lively one on Ten
Milo and several properties arc to
change bands.
Following is a list ot Cue shipments
thii year to, date:
Enterprise    120 WiO
Arlington  :.00
Black Prince  tt»
Business at the local record office 4b
improving rapidly.
Ore shipments from the Enterprise
arc, averaging a car a day.
Outfits are going out daily for tbo
working of claims in this vicinity.
The Slocan has bandied several
carloads of Wakefield ore during tlie
Two carloads of oro is being handled weekly from the Bosun by tho
). M. Williams warns all persons
against furnishing goods to the Chapleau without his order.
Tlie ninin drift on   tho   RftlnsViTT io
within a few feet of the ledge, sigus
of which are multiplying.
Th i owners of the Legal have
completed a trail to the property,
connecting it with the Violet trail.
Nat Tucker was down from Denver
on Tuesday. He said work would
begin on the Lilly B. Springer creek,
in a few days.
John Keen advocates the building
of a tru k road up Ten Mile ere. k to
Camp Mansfield as against any and
all other routes.
The Enterprise force has again been
increased, quite a number of nion
passing through here Monday from
Nelson for the mine.
H. .'ilcViears of Rossland, acting
in the interest of Boston capital,spout
Several lays here this week enquiring after mineral property.
Supplies went up Tuesday to tbo
Legal, on north fork of Lemon. Two
men are working the property and.
will do $1000 worth of work.
A certificate.of Improvements bus
been issued to the United Empire,
adjoining the iron Horse, Ten Mile.
Its owners are principally Vancouver
Parties down on the boat Wednesday night from New Denver state •«,
new vein had been struck that morning on the Bosun, which promises'
great things.
Every cfi'oit is being made to buy
up the stock in the old Arlington
company. A large block exchanged
hands last week at Nelson at 22
cents. This would make the new
company's paper pretty valuable.
Bert nnd Theodore Plorson have nt
Inst disposed ul thoir sixth interest in the
Slocan Chief nnd Kootonny Queen mineral claims, nt the head ol Ten Mile.
'I Iu- ilenl wns pui through on Tuesday by
Percy Dickenson for the Warner Miller
syndicate, he paying $6,000 cash for the
I Interest.   This now givoa the syndicate
' tin*  full control of 22  claims   in   nnd
around tbo Smuggler, all of which will
I be developed during the summer.
Readied the Mm Stage
Mineral development in   this division
' has reached the mill stago, giving evidence as to the value ot the properties
i concerned.   According to the statements
mado by ;ih ninny managers, no less than
live mills, of various  11 <_■ t-ijj11ts nnd equip*
incuts for tho treatment of on-, will be
constructed this summer on  different
properties iu the country tributary to
j sioi-an.   in the aggregate the cost of
thuso, with tho neoenary machinery arid
! outside work, will foot up eloso to |200,»
1000,   No betterguaranteecould be given
than this fact that Ihoro Ib something
besides wind in the camp.
Two Minora Killed.
Word was received hero Monday of >
fatality in tbe Alamo basin on Sunday
iiiiirn, in which two men lost their Uvea.
both iiii-n wore  caught in n slide whilst
| woiklng on one of tne Idaho Mines properties,   They wove  Italians and came
i from Washington, their names being L
■ Bagattiti and Joieph  Dovin.   Tho remains wci-O'lnterrctl at New Denver.
Only ll names from Slocan wore taker
from the voters' list at.tho Kaslo tour'
of re- i;-'■■ e. I!
■■■ hi Us!
Abandon Hope of Defending the Zand
London, May 9.—Although the
British   expected   considerable opposition   at the   difficult drift    of
the Zand river,   the  latest  advices
from   Smaldeel   indicate   that the
federals are not yet ready to make
a determined attempt to stem  Lord
Roberts'   advance.     The    latter's
front, indeed, is so wide and overwhelming in numbers that it is  difficult to see how the Boers can help
being ousted out of Virginia siding^
as they were out of Smaldeel, even
if they elect  to  give   battle.    The
same considerations   would probably affect at Kroonstadt, hence the
general belief that little real opposition will be encountered south of
the Vaal.
The repairs to the bridges over
the Vet river and the Vaal are expected to retard the general march
from Smaldeel and Fourteen
Streams for three or tour days,
when Gen. Buller will also be ready.
To Combine With Buller
The general idea is that Lord
Roberts will direct hisTight on Har-
rismith in order to get in touch with
the Natal army coming through
Van Reenen's pass.
Boers •Leave Ladybrand In Panic
A dispatch from Maseru, dated
May 8, says the Boers have deserted both Ladybrand and Ficks-
burg in a panicky condition, owing
to reports that the British had occupied Senekal, thus threatening their
retreat to the Transvaal.
Boers Hetreat to the Z«nd
Smaldeel, May 8.—It is reported
that the federals are quitting Zand
river, and it is variously stated that
they are retreating towards the
Valsch and are taking up their
positions at Boschrand, south of
Dissensions Among  the Enemy
Lrfugc number!) of   Ijuighers liavc
come in and delivered their mausers
and horses to the British. They
affirm that there is a bitter quarrel
between the Free Staters and the
Transvaalers, which is likely to end
in the speedy surrender of the
General French has arrived here.
llfoved tbe Uoverumeut
London, May 9.—It is announced
in a special dispatch from Lorenzo
Marques that the government of the
Orange Free State had been moved
from Kroonstadt to Heilbro'n.
ESS;t Plot to Assassinate Hoberts
London, May 8.—The Standard
hears that information has been
officially received ot a plot to assassinate Lord Roberts. The latter
was warned and telegrams are now
passing between the Cape authorities, Lord Roberts and the home
authorities   on   the   subject.
Plot to Blow up Hallway.
London, May 8.—The following
dispatch from Lord Roberts has
been received at the war office:
"Smaldeel, May 8.—The railway
from Brandfort to this place was
considerably damaged and the bridge
over the Vet river has been hopelessly damaged. This delays supplies coming up. Every few yards,
charges of rockarock had been laid
under the rail. This might have
created loss of life, but was foiinnately discovered by a West Australian infantryman. Winburg
is occupied by the Highland
The Advance Continues.
In spite of these wrecked railroads
the British advance goes on steadily.
Lord Roberts' outposts are apparently about 12 miles north of Smaldeel. General Brabant has joined
General Rundle at Thaba Nchu,
whence they are moving forward.
The country is all quiet in that direction.
A reconnaisance made by General
Rundle ofthe Boers' recent positions
at Thaba Nchu resulted in their being pronounced impregnable, and
their evacuation is reported to have
been due to the receipt of an urgent
nessage from President Steyn. The
The People are on Strike
New Taxing Scheme.
Madrid, May 9.—The government is seriously concerned in regard to the opposition developed to
its financial projects. The feeling
in Catelonia especially is running
high, and has taken the form ot
hostile demonstrations against the
minister of the interior, who is now
making a tour of Barcelona and its
its environs.
A league against the government's taxation schemes has been
formed in Madrid with the title of
"National Uuion," whose platform
is a refusal to pay taxation, and, as
a protest, the members of the union
propose a general closing of the
stores in Madrid tomorrow. The
government realizes tbe significance
of the movement, and tomorrow,
therefore, is looked forward to with,
Boers are said to be moving northward, but their immediate destination is hot known.
. The whereabouts of the  British
cavalry   under General   French   is
still a mystery, while General Kelly-
Kenny's and General Chermside's
divisions are still unaccountedator.
Terror Among Rebels.
A dispatch from Capetown, dated
today, says:
"Lord Roberts' phenomenal advance is not utterly demoralizing
the Boers, but is striking terror into the rebel colonists. The rebel
of Mafeking is expected at any
The Capetown correspondent is
slightly optimistic as regards Mafeking. Judging from the direct dispatches, the British forces south of
Mafeking are still nearly 200 • miles
from their objective, while the latest
advices from Mafeking itself, dated
April 29, show little amelioration
in the conditions there. The dispatches say:
Hoers Pear to Attack mafeklus.
"With the exception of a little
rifle fire at the out lying trenches,
everything is quiet. The slight
epidemic of typhoid fever is abating
as a result of the medical precautions. The enemy's artillery with,
the exception of two five pounders,
has apparently been withdrawn.
"It was learned April 25, that
the enemy intended to attack and
the entire garrison stood to its arms.
When day broke Colonel Baden-
Powell took up a position on the
lookout and the heavy rattle of
musketry and the boom of four
guns convinced us that an attack
was about to open. But it became
apparent that the Boer officers
could not persuade their men to
advance. Through glasses, we
saw officers kindly urging the infantry forward. The enemy reformed and retired. Our men fired
a shot in the hope of inducing the
enemy to come to close quarters.
"The native distress has been
alleviated, many of them slipping
through the Boer lines. The men
of the garrison forego their
sugar rations for the benefit of the
women and children.
"After the bombardment on
April 24 all was comparatively
•Boers Preparing for a Stand.
Smaldeel, Orange Free State,
May 7.—General Hutton's advanced
camp of the colonial regiments is
tonight settled at Welgelegen siding.
According to reports, the Boers
intend to make a big stand near
Zand river.
The railroad has been repaired to
the south side of the Vet river, and
the engineers are busy making a
deviation across the bed.
Strengthening Their Forces.
Lorenzo Marques, May 6.—A
dispatch received here from Colonel
Plumer's camp bearing date of
April 26, states that the Boers
around Mafeking have been gradually reinforced and that their
strength is estimated at 3,000.
Col. Plumer has succeeded in
communicating with Mafeking by
means of carrier pigeons and is endeavoring to communicate with the
southern relief column.
He Closes and Re-opens the Volksraad
With Much Ceremony.
British Ship Wrecked Oir mclbouruc
and it Perish.
Melbourne, May 9.—The British
ship Sierra Nevada, Captain Scott,
from Liverpool January 16 for this
port, was totally wrecked outside
the beads. Five of her crew were
saved, but it is believed that 22
others, including the captain, perished. s
Pretoria, May 7th.—The official
closing   ot   the    1899    volksraad,
.vhich broke up unofficially in September last, occurred this morning.
The vacant seats of General Joubert
and Gen.   Dekock and others were
filled with  flowers.   The hall was
crowded, a large number of ladies
being present.    The prayer of the
chaplain, referring to Gen. Joubert,
moved many   to tears.    After the
prayer the raad adjourned until the
afternoon, when the session of 1900
was inaugurated.   The ceremonies
were accompanied by the customary
salute.    President Kruger   arrived
in the state carriage with the usual
escort.    All the   diplomatic   corps
and   foreign t attaches,    including
Gen. Gourko, the Russian attache,
were present.    President Kruger in
his speech opening the session, alluded feelingly   to  the vacancies.
Referring to General Joubert,  he
"Future generations will be able
to judge the work of the deceased,
whose demeanor inspired the enemy
with respect, and whose humane
aod brave conduct gave fame and
importance to the state among
civilized nations."
He was profoundly struck, he
said, by the proof of sincere friendship given by the people of the Free
State, who had fulfilled their obligations to the Transvaal under the
treaty. They had realized that a
united front was required as an
attack upon the independence of the
Transvaal meant a threat against
the Free State. He had implicit
confidence in the Africander nation.
By deeds the Free State has shown
a good example to the people of
the Transvaal, which has proved of
great moral value to those guiding
the efforts of a small state to maintain it's independence. He was
pleased to state that the relations of
the Transvaal with foreign states,
with the exception of Great Britain,
were good.
After referring to the peace proposals of the presidents of both republics and Lord Salisbury, President Kruger said:
"We proved by legislation and
our dealings with Great Britain last
year that it was our desire to preserve peace, and now that the was
has broken out, we will do everything to restore peace."
After alluding to the deputation
now on a mission to Europe and the
United States, and the presence of
so many attaches,proving the intense interest of the powers in the re-
pubublics and their methods of
fighting, he said he was pleased
to see that the sympathy of the
world was on their side in the war,
that ambulances had been sent and
that their friends were united in endeavoring to alleviate the distress
caused by the struggle. After references to alleged violations of the
Red Cross convention and the consequent protests of foreign powers,
President Kruger continued:
"Notwithstanding the difficult
circumstances, 1 am glad to say
that our finances will enable us to
bear the great expenses of the war
and that the mines are flourish-
The speech concluded with reference
to the Free State loan and suggested that the session be not prolonged and that only matteis of importance be dealt with. In a moving
peroration, he ihvoked the blessing
and help of the Almighty. The
proceedings terminated with unusually impressive speeches and
prayers. Fifty out of a total of
sixty legislators were present. Several of them are suffering from
bone No. 7, Robert Brooke; Damon No. 8, Robert Haddow; Benevolent No. 14, John Thompson;
Maple No. 15, RS Henderson;
Granite No. 16, F P Maxwell; Vic-
Lord Salisbury Announces the Policy | toria No i7,~JJ Randolph, w d
Kinnaird; Coldstream No.  18, H G
in South Africa
London,   May 9.—The    annual
grand habilation  of the Primrose
league was held in Albert Hall this
afternoon.    Lord     Salisbury, who
presided,  commented   on the  remarkable change which had taken
place  in the  latter half of the century in views of thc people regarding
the empire.    They had formerly repelled it as a burden, and that  doctrine had been carried to such extremes by a man of splendid genius
—Gladstone—thit it had produced
a strong   reaction,   which started
after the disaster of Majuba Hill and
the death of Gen. Gordon.
The death of Gordon had been
avenged. Perhaps it was too soon
to say the great humiliation of Majuba Hill had, been effaced, or that
the great wrong had been righted,
but h/ felt they were on the road to
accomplish that thing. Under the
brilliant guidance of Lord Roberts,
200,000 soldiers, a larger army than
had ever been sent across the same
expanse of sea, were now engaged
in reducing to obedience to the
queen those territories which ought
never to have been released and restoring to South Africa the only
chance it has of peace and development and tranquility.
The premier referred to the difficulty and intricate Irish problem
and said:
"Mr. Gladstone, in an evil moment for the fame of the country
and for his party, attached himself
to the idea of the separation of
England and Ireland. There has
been a long struggle, but no one
can say the home rule cause presents any elements of sanguine anticipation for the futurp. It might
be said that the Irish idea would be
realized and tbat Mr. Gladstone's
aspirations would be fulfilled. But
I do not believe that the causes
which have once been well beaten,
have reappeared to any purpose in
English history. Apart, however,
from the fate of former struggles, I
am still assured that there is no
hope of the predominant power
ever consenting to give Ireland
practical indapendence. We have
learned something from the South
African war; how a disloyal government, in spite of warnings, should
accumulate arms against the most
powerful combatant, and thus secure a terrible advantage. We now
know better than we did ten years
ago, what a rock it would be if we
had a government disloyal, in Ireland, with the power of the accumulation of forces against this
"Mr. Gladstone shattered his
own party, so that for the moment
they are erased and a powerless
factor in English politics. But it
must not be imagined that the
effacement is likely to be permanent."
Grand Lodge of Knights of Pythias in
Rossland Record.
The grand lodge of the Knights
of Pythias ot British Columbia convened in the Odd Fellows hall in
Rossland, presided over by W. D.
Mearns of Vancouver, the grand
chancellor. The following are the
other grand officers present: Vice
grand chancellor, J W Graham;
grand prelate, J L Brown; grand
master of the exchequer, J E Evans
(acting); grand master at arms,
Noble Binns; grand inner guard, D
Griffiths; grand outer guard, A
Representatives from 29 lodges
in the province are present, as follows: Far West No i, D T Barn-
hard; Wellington No. 2, James Mc-
Mullen; Granville No. 3, James
Irvine; Nanaimo No. 4, George
Johnson and James Crossan; Royal
No.   6, George S.   Blakeley; Rath-
Muller; Crusader No. 19, Harry
Hoffmeister; Primrose No. 20, G T
Mallery; Rossland No. 21, A G
Creelman; New Denver No. 22,
Charles F Nelson; Trail No. 23, J
R Widmer and W T Hoyer; Sandon No 24, G W Grimmett; Nelson
No 25, W J Thompson and J J
Malone; Gold Range No. 26, James
Gill; Okanagan No. 27, J McLeod;
Phoenix No. 28, George W. Rum-
berger; Greenwood No. 29, H C
The reports of the grand chancellor and other grand lodge officers
wer e received and adopted. These
reports showed very gratifying increase in the number of lodges,
members and the general financial
standing of the order. The ordinary business of the grand lodge
was then proceeded with until the
adjournment for lunch at noon.
The business is making good
progress this afternoon and an
evening session will probably complete the session.
The officers chosen for 1901 are as
follows:  •
Grand chancellor, J. L. Brown,
Vice grand chancellor, N. Binns,
Grand prelate, H. Hoffmeister,
Grand K. of R. and S., Emil
Pferder, Victoria.
Grand M. at A., A. Ferguson,
New Westminster.
Grand I. G., C. I. Nelson, New
Grand O. G., John Thompson,
The supreme representatives ate
H. J. Austic and A. T.  Ackerman..
Routine business was under consid
eration this afternoon.
Americans Will Give Great Reception
to Peace
Washington, May 9.—-A meeting was held last night at the house
of Congressman Sulzer to arrange
for the reception of the Boer peace
envoys, now on their way to the
United States trom Holland. The
meeting included a number of senators and congressmen as well as
It decided that the Boer delegates
should be accorded a reception similar to those tendered Lafayette,
Kossuth and Parnell. A big demonstration is to be organized in
their honor. /Hie grand opera
house has been secured tor Sunday,
May 20, and public addresses of a
non-partisan nature will be delivered
by prominent men.
The Hague, May 9.—The Neth-
lands Peace society has addressed
an appeal to President McKinley
begging him to further the special
object of the Boer mission, to investigate their case, to bring about
arbitration and put a stop to the
pernicious war in South Africa.
Even the swamps are to bring
forth riches. An Ontario man
wants to lease them in order to
breed frogs for the American market.
Simultaneously with the meeting
ofthe emperors, Vesuvius had an
eruption. The meeting of two such
potentates has far-reaching effects.
The largest cargo of wheat which
ever passed through the St. Lawrence canal has gone through the
new Soutanges canal and ariived at
Boers with poisoned bullets were
captured on Spion Kop and were
promptly bayoneted. Men who
fight like wild beasts should be
treated as such.
Being told by a Quaker a story
of distress, a parsimonious citizen
of Philadelphia said: "1 (eel deeply
for him." The Quaker said: "How
much dost thou feel? I feel $5."
Rossland shows the practical nature
of her sympathy with Sandon by
feeling nearly $1000.
Prize fighting has been declared
legal in New York ritv, so glove contests and sparring exhibitions will be
called by their correct name*
Emperors William and Francis
Joseph change their uniforms scores
of times during the army manoeuvres. If they should lose their jobs
of helping the Almighty to run the
universe, they will be in good train*-
ing to earn good salaries as light,
ning change artists.
B 0. Golu Fields	
Big Three	
Brandon & Golden Grown.
Canadian Gold Fields
Cariboo [Camp McKinney]f 1 00
Job printing of every description
executed with neatness despatch at
this office.
Crow's Nest Pass Coal
Deer Trait No. 2	
Deer Park [new]	
Kvenim- tSlar	
Fairmont. ,
Iron Mask	
Iron Colt	
1. X. L	
Iron Horse	
Jim Blaine.	
King (Oro Denoro)...
Knob Hilt	
Lone Pine < 'onsol....
Monte Christo	
Montreal Gold Fittds
Mountain I .ion	
Noble Five ,
Northern Belle	
Old Ironsides	
Palmer Mountain	
Peoria Minis	
Princess Maud	
Republic $ 1 05    *
8t. KI mo Consolidated....        3■,-,
Smuggler         \y^
Tamarac I Kenneth 1         6
Trail Creek Hid. Treas....        3«
Van Anda         :\%
Victory-Triumph         8
Virginia          3
.»37 00
130 00
War Eagle Consolidated..! 1 50    $ 1 42
White Bear
The Body of Alex  < ursou Found By
Maul-lee    Kiddle
The body of a man, supposed to
be Alex  Carson,   was   found  in his
cabin in Rossland Wednesday near
Mountain  railway.    The discovery
was made by   Maurice   Riddle, "a
friend of thc deceased.    Mr. Riddle
had missed Carson for the past few
days and went  to  the  cabin to an-
certain   the   cause.    He tried   tbe
door, and finding it looked from tho
inside, be looked  through   the window and saw Carson  lying OH 'bo
floor.   The authorities were noli*,
fied and the  body  was removed to
Beatty's undertaking establishment.
Deceased is supposed to be about
50 years of age. He has been a
resident of Rossland for two or
three years and followed the life of
a prospector.
A ten-drill compressor, two 8o-
horse-power boiler andtwojohorse-
power hoists have been ordered for
the Knob Hill at Phoenix.
The supreme court will sit In
Rossland to try civil cases on May
at. The court of assize sat in
Nelson Thursday.
A Paper Folder, a Washington Hand Press,
a Cylinder Press.
Also the "Trail Creek News" and plant.
For particulars, address
\ sSssm
Progress Made by Presbyterian
Church in 8. G.
The"1 synod   of British Columbia
met in St.   Paul's church, Nelson,
edncsday,  May   2, at   10 a.   m.
ere  was   a   good attendance of
lembers.   The Presbytery of Vic-
iria   was   represented   by   Revs.
/ Dr.  Campbell,  D. MacRae. W. L.
Clay, E.G. Perry and E. G. Taylor.
From Westminster Presbytery were
present, Rev's. E. D.  McLaren, J.
A. Logan and G. A. Wilson. Koot-
enay Presbytery was well represented. The opening sermon was
preached by Rev. D. E.   McLaren,
B. A., of Edmonton, who also convened the synod. After the marking of the roll aud the announce-
Knt by the clerk of the changes
during the year, the moderator
atked the court to elect a new moderator. This resulted in the election
Of Rev. Geo. A. Wilson, B. A., of
SjfAmong the reports presented was
one given by. Rev. E. A. McLaren,
Hi. A., of Vancouver, on home mis-
lions. The report was very encouraging, showing steady growth
in the mission work of the church.
During the past year 17 new fields
'have been opened, making a total of
85 mission fields within the bounds
Ofthe synod. Several of the mis-
don fields have become self-supporting ana othc- • placed on the list of
augmented charges.
The report was ably seconded by
Rev. D. McG. Gandier, who dwelt
upon the importance and the needs
of our home mission work. Instances were given showing the good
work doDe by the missionaries.
During the past year over $18,000
had been required. For the ensuing year over $28,000 would be
needed, the increase being needed
because of the new fields that have
been occupied and the synod being
given charge of the mission work
in the Yukon.
The Sabbath school report was
given by Rev. J. A. Logan. The
report showed an increase in the
number of Sabbath schools and
Scholars. There are now 147
schools in the bounds and 7549
Scholars. They contributed on
Children's day $586 towards the
Century fund and over $700 for the
Various mission schemes.
Among the recommendations
made by the Sunday school committee and passed at the synod was one
dividing the synod into three districts for the purpose of holding
Sunday school conventions, the
tret to include the Westminster and
Victoria presbyteries, the second
Kamloops and Kootenay and the
third Calgary and Edmonton. M.
D. McKee of Slocan was made pro-
Visional president of the second and
H. R. Grant of thc third. It was
further provided that these convention should be held at such a time
as would enable the attendance of
the synod;-.
Stirring addresses were delivered
I on the Century fund.    Rev. W. L.
" v A Victoria reported  that  pre-
pi      -ons were  being made  in  all
the \, asbyteries of the synod for an
active canvass in all the  congregations.    A   conservative estimate of
the amount this synod was likely to
raise was placed at $40,000, $6000
Of this  to  be  raised by Kootenay
■ Presbytery.
Rev. Prof. Bryce, L. L. D., of
Manitoba, gave reasons why the
Western Presbyteries should not forget the common fund in their desire to wipe out debt on church
property. One was that $175,000 of
the common fund was to be devoted
^Augmentation—Rev. J. C. Herd-
dun th Life and Work—Rev. A.
pabbath Schools—Rev. A.Logan.
Statistics—Rev. W." L* Clay.
Foreign Missions—Rev. Dr.
The thanks of the synod were
given to the members of Nelson
congregation for the kind hospitality accorded thc members of the
A reception to the members of
the synod was given by Judge and
Mrs. Forin, which was largely attended by many members of the
The synod adjourned to meet in
Vancouver on the first Wednesday
in May.
Wind Fans the Smoldering Embers of
Sandon Into Flames.
Kaslo, May. 6.—-The fifteen or
twenty houses and stores which are
all that remain of fire-swept Sandon
had a narrow shave from being
destroyed by fire last night. The
ruins of the C. P. R. station blazed
up. Fanned by a strong wind,
which came furiously whistling up
the gulch, some of the half burned
material got strongly alight.
The firemen, who had been working almost without a break for 48
hours, had to turn out again in full
force. They had a hard fight to
save the buildings in the upper
end of town, in which were huddled
scores of families.
Prompt action was all that saved
the remainder of the city.
Miles Romabough,the Southfinch,
Ontario, man, who was burned to
death, was buried in Sandon ceme-
tety this afternoon.
Premier Joseph Martin, who was
speaking in Greenwood on the
night of the fire, wired for full details and today the provincial government deposited $500 in the Bank
of Montreal at New Denvei for the
relief of Sandon.
The prompt and large-hearted
way in which the outside towns
helped has enabled the relief com-
mitee to meet the emergency fully.
The British Army Steadily Advanning
Toward Pretoria.
Total  Subscriptlous Froni   Bomlaud
Now Beach Nearly C900.
Previously acknowledged.$ 615 00
Dr. A. Milloy         5 00
A C Gait       20 00
J Charington         1 00
Cash  50
Wm Jean        2 00
A Friend  50
David Playfair         2 00
Through the Presbyterian church—
T Anderson $ 2 00
Rev. Mr. Gandier   5 00
W M Wood ....    5 00
A Munroe     1 00
Adam Hay     1 00
J Bernard     2 00
A Friend     1 00
Nameless      8 40
Total $   25 40
Through the Baptist church—
Ed Saunders.... $1 00
Arthur Pipe         50
F Darling  50
A Ftiend     1 00
Nameless     1 00
Rev Stackhouse.    1 50
Total $     5 50
Through the Methodist church—
H Jones &fmy.$    1 50
A D Christie....    1 00
A Friend     1 00
Nameless     1 00
Total $     4 50
George Bayne       25 00
Through the Bank of British Columbia:
Local union of Carpenters
and Joiners $ 100 00
Proceeds,     Barbers     and
Printers ball game       75 00
Grand total     881 40
By postponing the ratification of
the Hay-Pauncefote treaty till the
expiration of his term, President
McKinley has given the senate an
opportunity to act on the subject
without regard to its effect on the
The Free State farmers who
broke their oath of allegiance by rejoining tbe Boer armies are paying
thc penalty by the loss of their
stock. The British are commandeering the stock of other farmers,
leaving nothing for Boer raiders to
live on.
An essential feature of any attempt to put in practical form the
much discussed scheme of imperial
federation will be some kind of imperial customs union. It is a subject bristling with difficulties because of the fixed policy of free
trade adopted by the mother country, but it will have to be dealt
with, if federation is to be anything
but a matter of nebulous sentiment.
London, May 7.— ine capture of
Winburg by the British is confirmed
and the main advance to Pretoria
continues with the machine-like precision and rapidity which has characterized all Lord Roberts forward
movements of late. By the occupation of Winburg, Gen. Ian
Hamilton puts himself nearly parallel with Lord Roberts and only 19
miles eastward,while he has the additional advantage of being connected with his chief by means of the
railroad that runs from Smaldeel,
or Winburg road station, as it is
sometimes called, to Winburg. *
The only feature of the carefully
devised plan of general advance not
yet disclosed by the swift developments is the part Gen. Buller has
elected to take in the operations.
At present there are no indications
of any movement on the part of the
Natal army, but doubtless a few
days more or less will bring out the
British line of action before Biggars-
At the time this dispatch is sent
there is nothing new from General
Hunter, but it is presumed he is
pushing steadily forward in the direction of Mafeking, aided by the
aggressiveness of Barton'sand Pa-
get's brigades.
The critics of the afternoon papers
view the situation with the greatest
Giving 'he Boers no Best.
A special dispatch from Smaldeel,
dated 9:45 p. m. May 6, gives details ofthe occupation of Winburg
by the British.    It says:-
"News has just come from here
that Gen. Hamilton is giving the
Boers no rest and they are falling
back hurriedly. He entered Winburg today after a brisk fight, in
which the Boers fell back so quickly
that one of their guns, in addition to
a Maxim, was abandoned."
Australians Won the Crossing-.
The same dispatch, describing
the crossing of the Vet river by the
British says:
"The Boer forces entrenched on
tbe opposite bank prepared to congest the crossing. The British guns
were brought into play, and a fierce
shell fire was directed on the Boer
lines. At the same time the Queens-
landers, under a heavy fire, dashed
across the river and, advancing in
the open, completely turned the
Boer lines. It was dusk, but nothing could stop the gallant Australians. They pushed on again, seized
a commanding kopje and by brilliant movements and continuous
rifle fire drove off the enemy in the
darkness. The first gleam of dawn
this morning found the enemy in
full flight and our men after them.
By 9 o'clock this morning we entered this important strategic point"
How tbe Vet Was Crossed.
London, May 7. —11 a. m.—Lord
Roberts reports to the war office in
a dispatch dated Smaldeel, May 6,
afternoon, as follows:
"We crossed the Vet river this
morning and are now encamped at
Smaldeel Junction. The enemy is
in full retreat towards Zand river
and Kroonstadt.
"The turning movement was
made by the mounted infantry just
before daik yesterday. It was a
very dashing affair. The Canadians,
South Wales and New Zealanders
and Qupenslanders mounted infantry vied with each other in a determination to close with tbe enemy.
Captain Anley, of the Essex regiment, commanding tbe third infantry battalion, behaved in a very gallant manner. Tbe naval guns and
tbe artillery made excellent practice, particularly two five-inch guns
for the first time with this force.
We captured n Maxim and 25 prisoners. Our casualties are very few,
15 wounded, one killed and three
The AdvnnreNot Opposed.
Smaldeel, May 7.--The British
arrived here without opposition.
The Boers' last train left late Saturday night.    Thc Boer losses yes
terday on the west flank were 40
killed. Their rear guard remains
behind kopjes 10 miles north. There
is much railway forage and corn.
It is stated that the Boers are retreating towards Kroonstadt. The
Zand river bridge is reported to
have been destroyed.
London, May 5.—Lord Roberts
is evidently losing no time in following up the substantial advantage
gained by the occupation of Brandfort, and his whole force is apparently moving on Winburg.
The place mentioned in Lord
Roberts' dispatches to the war offices this morning as "Nealwelkot"
can not be found on the maps, and
it is likely that it is a cable error,
for "near Vet Kop," in which case
General Ian Hamilton seems to
be midway between Hout Nek and
Winburg and thus has got between
General Oliver's command from
Wepener and Winburg. The
country is rough and suited for the
Boer tactics, so that the British are
liable to be considerably harrassed
before they capture the stronghold.
Experts differ as to whether Lord
Roberts is bound toward Kroonstadt or Bethlehem. The latter
place is the terminus of the line joining with the Natal railroad at Van
Reenen's pass, and the capture of
that place would probably compel
the Boers to leave the Drakensberg
range and thus open the way for
General Buller's advance. The
British have to repair the bridge
over the Vet before the railroad between Brandfort and Winburg is
Hamilton Advancing.
London, May 5.—Lord Roberts
reports to the war department under date of Brandfort, May 4 as
"Hamilton advances today to Neal-
welket. He was engaged with the
enemy throughout the march. He
speaks in terms of praise to the behavior of the troops, especially-
Broad wood's brigade of cavalry and
mounted infantry."
Attempt to Shoot Srnreluer.
Capetown, May 5.—The South
African News, in recording the fact
that the policeman who was
guarding Premier Schreiner's house
has been shot, adds that the
policeman was smoking a cigar at
the time and asserts that the bullet
was evidently intended for the premier, who is an inveterate smoker.
The African papers are making a
sensation out of the affair, declaring
that an anti-Dutch plot is on foot.
Isuorauce of the Boers.
An Outlander in Pearson's Weekly.
At the present time the Boer's
knowledge of the power and
strength j( the world is nil. One
man 1 once talked with assured
me that the greatest country on the
other side of the world was Holland. He had heard of Turkey,and
thought that power came next.
Nearly every up-country Boer
thinks that the earth is flat, and
that the sun stands still.
When a party of Boers get together their conversation usually
turns upon England. A Boer once
turned from" his companions and
said to me:
"We shall capture your country
some day!"
"How can you do that without
ships?" I queried.
How did Moses cross the Red
Sea!" he asked, by way of instant
The decision of the United States
court in the Ortiz case is first blood
for thc opponents of the Porto
Rican tariff, hut the case will certainly go to the supreme court. It
is the most important constitutional
question which has come up since
tbe days of reconstruction.
Roberts' strategy is clearing the
Boers out of more territory with
one-tenth of the loss than the bulldog tactics of Bullet and   Metbuen.
One would have thought from
their noise that the pro-Boers were
a majority of the United States senate, but when it came to a vote they
were only a minority* The amount
of noise made by blatherskites is
usually in inverse ratio to their
McArthur's Description of His Struggle
with Albi.
The preliminary trial of W. K.
Albi and M. A. Albo was begun by
in Rossland on last Monday
J. A. Macdonald appearing for the
crown, C. R. Hamilton for Albi and
C. E. Gillan for Albo. Immediately
after the reading ofthe informations,
tbe court adjourned to the Sister's
hospital to take the testimony of
Herbert McArthur, the wounded
man, and the entire morning was
taken up with his examination.
Under examination by Mr. Macdonald, McArthur said be was 24
years old and came here from Spokane on June 17, 1899. He had
known Albi since he had been in
the Columbia hotel, about two
months, but during that time had
never had any conversation with
him, nor heard him talk. He had
been working in the Pullman restaurant on Washington street,
about 200 feet from the Columbia
hotel, and had been in the latter
place half a dozen times in the last
two months. On the night of May
1 he was in the International theatre
until about 12 o'clock and then
went along Spokane street and First
avenue to the Columbia and went
up there alone. He spoke to Officer
Raymer near the Columbia. He
went up stairs to the last room on
the left ol the hall, fronting on first
avenue and rapped, at the door. A
voice from inside said:
"What do you want?"
He said: "I want you." Then a
bullet came through the door from
the inside. He heard no other
remark. He then started to walk
to the stairs, but when-he had gone
about five feet, two shots in quick
succession were fired from behind
and one of them wounded him in
the back. His legs dropped from
under him and he fell backwards
with his head to the north. He
could not tell which of the two
shots hit him. He was then hit on
the head with a revolver in the
hands of Albi. There was an incandescent light burning in the hall
and he saw Albi distinctly. Albi
was on his knees, with one hand on
the back of McArthur's collar and
the other coming down on him with
the pistol in it. He could not say
how often Albi struck him. Albi
made some remark, but be did not
remember it, nor did he remember
saying anything.
Between the firing of the first
pistol shot and the tune when he
became unconscious, he saw Albo
in tlie ball. He came on the scene
shortly after the two shots were
fired and while Albi was hitting
him. He did not recognize Albo.
He heard the man's voice, but
could not say whether be beard any
words. Albo was the only person
he saw or beard in the hall.
Under cross-exaamination by
Mr.  Hamilton,  McArthur   said  be
went to the International about 9
o'clock and watched the show, lie
had been drinking, but was not
drunk when be left there. He
talked to some people at the theatre,
but could not recall any of their
names. He could not remember
what Officer Raymer said to him,
nor whether any one else spoke to
him on the way to the Columbia.
He had been in tbe Columbia about
5 o'clock that day and taken a drink
and had had two drinks before. He
had slept there for one or two nights
a month or two ago. He only
made up bis mind to «o up there
when he got to the door. He went
through the passage and was not
in the saloon at all. He met three
men at thc head of tbe stairs, but
did not know who they were or
what became ot them. He did not
see them again.
He went to Albi's room to see
some person who, be thought,
went into that room, He did not
see the person go in there, nor go
up stairs, but saw him go into the
hall. He bad no reason for thinking the man had gone into that
particular room. He could not say
bow many drinks he bad from 5 p.
m. till be went to the International.
He bad some   there.    He was with
a party of about six. He treated
and the treat was not returned. He
did not know what the play was.
He d'd not take hold of the door
handle of Albi's room. The voice
asking who was there sounded
close to the door two seconds after
after he rapped. He did not recollect whether any other words were
spoken besides: "Who are you?"
and did not know whether the door
was locked, for he did not try it.
He said: "Let me in." He did
not hear the door unlocked before
the second shot was fired. When
he fust saw Albi, the latter was just
starting out of the door. It would
be impossible for Albi to change
the pistol from one hand to the
other between the two last shots.
He saw Albo a very short time
after, but could not say whether
Albi was   striking  him at the time.
At this point McArthur showed
signs of weakness and his cross-
examination was suspended while
Dr. Reddick gave him some restoratives. He then continued, saying
that he did not know well the man
be went to see. He had seen the
man tbe same evening at the International and the man said something about the fire. This man
was not one of the three he met at
the bead of the stairs and did not
appear when the shots were fired.
He did not recognize, when he heard
Albi's voice, that it was not that of
the man he had been talking to.
Mr. Hamilton then asked:
•'Did not the person inside the
room tell you to go down stairs if
you wanted anything?"
"I never heard it" was the answer.
"Do you not remember being
told, if you wanted anything, to go
to the bartender and that you said
you did not want any bartender;
that he should open the door or
you would break it open,"
This*question was also answered
in the negative. No one was waiting outside for him. He did not
remember telling any one at the
International that he was going to
tbe Columbia nor that he was going
to see a girl. He knew the girl
May who kept the restaurant.
Hernial!) OelebraUng  the  Heir's   .11 a-
Jorllj-Tln* Point. »l ille, l».
Berlin, May 6.—Suitable ceremonies in connecti Ml with the celebration ot tbe coming ot age of the
Crown Prince ot Germany are reported from Cologne, Kiel, Wil-
belmshaven and a number of other
cities. In Kiel the Russian cruiser
Panyat Agowa fired a salute of 2t
It was noticed during the three
days that the Raiser and Emperor
Francis Joseph changed their costumes scores of times, tbe Kaiser
on Friday appearing in eleven different uniforms, including those   of
Austria, Italy,Russia and Germany.
An eye witness of yesterday's
sham fight at Juperborg relates
that the artillery performed unheard
of feats. They began tiring at
8,000 meters, with tolerable effect.
AtS ,ooo meters tbe terrific quick
firing guns threw a bail of shells
and shrapnel with mathematical
The German press thus far have
been rather reticent regarding the
political effect of the emperor of
Austria's visit,, but there are a number of exceptions. Tlie Pan-German jingo press commented upon
the visit unfavorably, arguing that
Austria's national disruption and
internal disunion rendered her an
untrustworthy ally. These papers
blame the kaiser for not pointing
out to bis guest tbe necessity for reestablishing German hemogeny
The Tagliche Rundschau publishes a sensational article concerning this matter. Tbe centre party
organ, the Cologne Volks Zeitung,
replies to the article saying:     "The
Dreibund has fulfilled its peace
mission so far and will continue to
do so, Ibr its mere existence
prevents bianco-Russian aggrandizement."
Even the swamp-* are to bring
forth riches. An Ontario man
wants to lease them in order to
breed frogs for the American market. •it!!'-  MM.]    s
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tlie first Insertion audO cents a Hoe each
Subsequent iusertion.
Transient advertisemauteatsame rates
as legal adve. Usingi
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
for each insertion.
Commercial Kates made kyown upon
Tbe Subscription is *2 per year, strict-
4y in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Sloean, B. C.
FRIDAY, MAY 11th, 1900.
KDITOKI.Vl.   oitorpiNos.
The expected has.happencd: John
(Seen has been nominated by the
Conservative convention at Sandon.
The purifiers of the voters' lists
showed up in bad form at thc courts
'of revision on Monday.   The whole
.batch  of protests   at   Nelson  was
.thrown out, and all names but deaths
.and removals from the country retained at Kaslo.   It was a thankless
•job for the protesting parties and but
served to raise a largo amount of
Unnecessary hard feeling.
The merchants and citizens generally should use every means in their
.power to get the construction of thc
Lemon creek road to commence from
.here. If it be built to Lemon siding,
much of thc trade from the Lemon
creek camp will go to Nelson and be
lost to Slocan for all time to come.
Life in a mining camp means rustling
and this is an instance where the results warrant speedy and energetic
As an evidence of bow this town's
chances against tiro are viewed on
the outside, it might be well to point
out that two months ago an insurance
inspector passed upon the buildings
here. lie registered the risks of the
business portion as extra-hazardous
.and rates were accordingly increased
from four to eight and one-half per
cent. This is uot a pleasant situation
•to dream upon. Yet it is within the
province of our citizens to lesson the
dangers materially.
PoorSandon has had many scourges
in its brief but eventful history, yet
.none so appalling or devastating as
that which almost wiped it off the
map on Friday last. It is gratifying
to realize thc ready help and assist-
unce so spontaneously proffered by
Slocan and other towns and cities
throughout thc province. Like thc
plucky people they are, thc citizens
"of the tire-swept city arc bard at work
rebuilding their prciuiscs,detcrmined
that upon the ashes of the past a bet-
ier and more substantial place shall
Once again is the lesson brouglU
home to the people of this town of tlie
fearful ravages of the fire fiend. Out-
sister town ot Sandon lias been all but
destroyed, causing .great loss and a
certain amount of suffering. It as
suredly behooves us here to make
some preparation to check a i-ossible
conflagration- Fire wardens should
bo appointed and see to it that every
building in town is provided with a
fireproof Hue. What paraphernalia
the people own for fighting flames
Bhould be gathered up and stored at
some convenient point. All lire-traps
should be condemned nnd the laws
of preservation strictly enforced. The
Jatcof Sandon might and could be
ours at any 11101110.111. Citizens do
'.your duty and do it well.
John Keen's visit here was productive of much discussion respecting the
Mineral Act. He stated that when
recorder at Kaslo he, granted certificates of work for claims by the construction of trails. He had done so
ever since 1896 and hundreds of
claims had been so represented. Last
year no less than 180 miles of trails
bad been thus built in the Ainsworth
division, without thc cost of a cent to
the government. Tbat was his way
of interpreting the act. (>n the. other
band 11. P. Christie, recorder here,
has positive Instructions from the department of mines not to allow the
building of trails to count as assessment work. This makes a conflicting
situation, in which the prospector is
•the loser. If John Keen could so interpret the law as to enable the pros*
'pector to build trails and keep his
'claims alive, why is H. P. Christie
forb'dden to'do likewise? if ll. p.
.Christie cannot grant this permission,
why was John Keen allowed to do
so?    Is the individual in   the one!
case mightier than the department in'
tbe other?
Don't forget the tlTth at Silverton.
Many mining inoii have been here
ol lato.
Tho lake, baa risen about two feet
during thc week.
A social dance was giyenlast night
in the Music Hall,
Tho passenger list on the Slocan is
averaging 125 a day.
The goods from here were the most
appreciated in Sandon.
Business shows a steady increase
each week on the lake.
On Monday the Slocan bad 7.» passengers 011 her noon trip up.
The Anglican church has been
touched up by the paint brush.
J. T. Tipping caught a 12-pound
char off the foot bridge on Saturday.
Saturday's train from Nelson bad
considerable supplies for the Sandon
D. Mount's houso and lot, in "West
Slocan, was sold yesterday morning
for §750.
A carload of coast flooring, ceiling,
sash and doors just'arrived. McCal-
lum & Co.
Quite a number of Slocanites were
in attendance at tho Nelson assizes
this week.
James Martin, M.P.P. of Rossland,
arrived in hero Monday evening from
up thc lake.
It is expected that Bishop Dart, of
the Anglican diocese of Westminster,
will be here In June.
Born, on May 0, Mrs. \Vm. Greenwood, ot 11 son, The youth tipped
the beam at 11 pounds.
The pile driver finished its labors
here Sunday and has been moved to
other scenes of activity.
George Payne is applying tor a 21
year lease on -10 acres of land two
inilcs south of thc town.
Pat Burns sent up two carloads of
lumber to Sandon Saturday to rebuild
his burned butcher shop,
Thc forest fire fiend has made his
appearance In this vicinity, a great
deal earlier than usual.
Next Monday evening the Dominion Day celebration committee will
meet in tin? Heading Room.
The Sandon Amateur Dramatic Co.
will play the Bitter Atonement inthe
Music Hall tomorrow evening.
II. Fdwards, of Vancouver, was
hero Wednesday, taking views of the
town for an American company
Parties came down from Sandon on
Saturday to buy out the entire, stock
of lumber at the Lemon creek mill.
City Clerk Sewell and wife, of
Sandon, who passed through the fiery
ordeal, will reside here for the summer.
Thc miners' hospital at Sandon,
which was destroyed in the recent
firo, is asking for subscriptions to rebuild.
Lots in West Slocan have been
raised to $225, while the company in
Slocan proper has shoved up its figures also.
With due regard to thc pubic
health, the band boys have removed
their practice room to the vicinity of
Springer creek.
For Sale.—-Four room cottage and
lot; water attachments; in first class
condition-, on easy terms, Apply to
J. G. McCallum.
The band boys purpose giving a
ball next Friday night, May 18, in
the Music Hall, in order to raise
funds for general equipment.
John Bull returned Wodncsday
from a trip through the Trout Lake
country. I lo says things are very
dead there, with but little mining
going on.
The town was full of mine managers Monday, passing up and down
the lake* Among them were A. W.
Wright, C H. Hand, Coo. Hughes,
and A. J. Marks.
Capt. Troup, superintendent. Trainmaster Hamilton,  and   Telegraph
Superintendent Mclntyre, of Nelson,
passed through to Sandon Saturday
to size up tho C.P.H.'s losses by the
II. Macpberson, general asrent of
thc Ontario Powder Works, Nelson,
was here Tuesday, drumming up orders. A local agent is to be. established in Slocan shortly. Business
with tho company is brisk, they having sold 1200 cases of powder of late
in the. lower district. They are competing strongly lor the Slocan camp
Gwilliitt <fc Jolmsoxt,
11. C
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered nt tho local registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
May 2—Stan wood 1 Slocan river, Gso
Sheldon, name, Mrs Jonnie Payne.
April 80—Dutchman, Dwlght, "Violet,
Cory don 1 Colon, Emily Bird! Mayli—
Armiston, Gypsy Liihs, Otis, Coon.
April 111)—-United Empire
April 80—Weymouth 1*6,0 E Smith*
erlugala to ■' I. earwig.
May 13—Seattle J, John Jarvis to Geo
K Weinnnt.
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited. '
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B, C.
1, the undersigned, will not bo responsible for any goods, supplies, etc., ordered for tlie Chapleau mine, unless accompanied by an order signed by myself.
Slocan, May 7th, 1000,
NOTICE is hereby «iven that I.Georgo
Payne, thirty days after date, intend to
applv to tho Chief Commissioner of
Lands nnd Works for a twenty-one
years' lease of forty acres of land, situate
about two miles south of Slocan City nnd
about half a mile east of Slocan river,
commencing at n post marked "G. 1'.,
noithwest corner."
Dated, May 4, 1000.	
Expert Watchmaker.
Half a century at the bench. All
kinds of artificial work repaired.
Prompt attention to watches and
and jewelcry sent by mail x>r express for repairs* Full line of
Watches, Jewelcry and Plated
Ware always on hand. All work
Blocan.       ■       B*. ?
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables.
Sloean, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses lor
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at thc
Mines,   Real Fstate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       -       -      B. C.
W. J. Adcock,
Next to Postoftice, Slocan, B.C,
All Lines oi Boots
and Shoes.
Boots and -Shoes made and
per annum
Dealers In Groceries, Pro*
visions, Boots, Shoes,
and Clothing.
The Muroutt Branch
ni--the W.C.T.U,, BlioOAN,
Meets the second Thursday of each
month, at 3 p.m.   Next meeting
in the. Presbyterian church.   All
meetings open to those wishing
to join.
Mas. W. J. Andiikws,   Mrs. T. B. Ham.
'President.        Cor. Secretary.
I I.
Sole Dealer in HcClary's
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Graniteware on hand.
A.   C.   SMITH,
B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
Wc keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully  Compounded.
Mail Orders receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, B, C.
invites the citizens of Slocan
to her Fourth
Annual Celebration pn
May 34.
A Good Programme
of Sports.
Grand Ball under
the auspices of the
Miners Union.
OnflB Ruffle Railway
The direct route from
Kootenay Country
To all Points Fast and West.
First-Class Sleepers  on  all  Trains
from Kcvelstoke and Kootenay
Tourist Cars pass Medicine I Int. daily
for St. Paul;  Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto; Fridays
for Montreal and Boston.
Same cars pas3 Hevclstoko one day
Connections :
8,00 ex SunlvSlocan CityarexSun ih.oo
12.20 ox Sun lv Slocan City sr ex Sun u.:.o
8.00 ex Sun lv SlocanCity arex Btm 11.80
12.00 ex Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 18.00
12.00ex sun I v Blocan City ar ex Sun 11.80
Ascortaln rates and full Inlorraatlon.by
addressing the nearest local Rgent, or—
Agent, Slocan City
\v. !■'. Andorion, Trav.Puss. Agt.,Nol8on
1$, j, Coyls  v CLP, Agont, Vancouver.
A. David,
For a Nice Spring Suit.      Perfect  Fit Guaranteed.      Weuscoilyi;
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three. Doors South of Postoftice.
3D. D. .FLo*toeri,so.n,
Dealer in Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Etc.
Thi Best cf BrayftM Bm Kg in it
Furniture manufactured and General Jobbing
attended to with promptitude.
SLOCAN, 11. ('.
"Victoria, Hotel,
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
SLOCAN,       -       B.   C.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Countr
Headquarters for Mining Men.     The Bar
richly stocked and the Dining Room Al.
Slocan, B. C, is under the     v
Slit and Penal Management of Jeff Eat;
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for tho
who tarry within a while with him*
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past  its door V/W
you are dry, weary or hungfl
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have M Qui a Lane Stock of lew m
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street, - » Slocan,  v


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