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VOL. I., No. 8.
SLOGAN,   B.   C,    MAY   -'5,   WUO.
12.00 PER ANNUM.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Olant Powder,
Jessops' Steel,
Coal Oil,
Qutta Percha Fuse,
Stoves and Tinware,
fliners' 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 pcnnine sale,;as *QJd Lines must be cleared out. Do
not miss this opportunity ot getting a pair at reduced prices.
Men's fine lac edBoots Men's heavy grain
were $3.50 to $4, kip Mining Boots
while they last for at $3.50. This is a
only $3.00. Bargain.
and many other lines at equally low figures. See our Men's
and Ladies' Canvas Shoes, the neatest and host in the market.
A full line of Fresh Groceries always in stock, at the Lowest
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairvicw, and Camp McKitincv, B. C.
~      Platform.
Liberal-Conservative Asso'n
of the Town of Slocan.
Thn Minister nf Milieu Greeted Willi n
Large liuiMenct)—Joe Miti-llu's Clinr-
act. ■-mid Conduct pefendeil—Procllo-
tioi. of Victory on June 0.
Thc first shot in the provincial
election campaign 111 Slocan has heen
fired, and to the lol lowers ot Joe Martin belongs the honor of being the
responsible parties. Tho notice of the
meeting was extremely short, and it
was held in the morning, hut despite
that the audience was large and attentive. Hon. Smith-Curtis, minister
of mine?, was the sole speaker and
he took nearly two hours to spin his
story. He came clown by the Alert
Saturday morning from New Denver
and left on the noon train for Kos3
land.   John Craig presided at the
Mr, Curtis, in opening his address,
apologized for not showing up on thc
Monday previous as advertised, and
promised not to err again. Tlie train
service to Sloean from Rossland was
txecrableand a disgrace and he intended bringing the matter before
the board of tr de in that city. He
was here by a special appointment
from Hon. Jo epli Martin, who was
disappointed  in   not   being  able to
OPENED] plank, and Mr. Curtis showed how
the government was going to open up
the country by bori owing and spending £1,(XX),000, and if that was not
enough they would borrow more.
This plank in their platform was
largely due to Geo. 0. Buchanan, of
Kaslo. Then followed the railway
scheme, to construct a road from the
coast to East Kootenay, giving competing connections with American
roads and no reduce rates. Living
would get cheaper and more money
would be made on ore. The govern
ment intended also to have a refinery
erected on the coast, so as to foster
thc milling industry. Turner and
his crowdat Victoria wore mosBbncks
as they had done nothing to develop
tho province. John Keen was a member of that crowd, and he also came
in for some scathing remarks. The
government intended to advertise the
country and would also get after the
land speculators.
All opponents of Joe Martin were
agreed to down him at any cost, but
they were wanting in the people's
confidence. The Conservatives lacked a lender with influence nnd a
common platform. Not so with the
Martin party, though. They would
have a candidate m the field in the
Slocan, and the speaker predicted a
victory for him.
In answer to a question by 1'aul
Hauck. Mr. Curtis said he was opposed to allowing cabins and trails to
count for assessment work, except in
urgent cases. He did not know hostile government would feel on the
matter.   Mr. Curtis said it was his
The property was staked sonic years
ago, the parties being then prospecting from Cariboo creek. Considerable work was done on the property
and a fine vein of galena shown up.
Mr, Thurston visited the property
last fall and found 16 inches of clean
ore in sight. About a carload of ore
is lying on the dump. It is Mr.
Thurston's intention to toko a gang
of men up in a few days and open up
the trail from the lake and to further
develop the property,   It is a most
encouraging   group'and  will   give.,   .   ,,   , , ,
good results for all labor expended dwindled pretty low, only 20 tons
on it. (going- out,  this amount being from
thc Enterprise.   The ore from this
mine has been going to Everett, but
T, Lake visited Columbia during I ■' ■* stated the company arc about to
tVe   I.owl   tin:   Entire   l.uki*   Cirunlry    A
Healthy   Evidence of the  Lite   mm
, Wealth of the Cftiup—1' .terprlie tbe
lilgKOit Shipper.
Ore   shipments  this   week    have
I,A IK    I.III   U.S.
the week.
J. Clarl
river country.
Locomotive \0~2 was brought clown
by the barge on Wednesday.
Thc polling on election day will
take place in the Cavai.a building.
(iooi headway is being made in
the Improvements to thc Oddfellows
export to another smelter.    In the
has gone to the Kettle meantime ore is accumulating rapidly at thc Like. Next week's shipments will include a car from the
Kilo, which will be the first to be
shipped from that property, Then,
to<>. it will be but a short time tilt
the Arlington gets shipping again, as
the company purposes finishing the
Springer road at once.   By July the
Archdeacon Pcntreath preached in I °r,! cx.lwts from tllis divisio" wiH to
the Anglican church on Wednesday     *5T*v   •     •     i....   ±.t     , •
.,    : * J      1-ollowing is a list ot the shipments
amendments lo the mineral act
The meeting closed with a vote of
thanks to the chairman.
Arlington People Will KinMt li. with mi t
Further Delay.
Coining down to politics, Mr. Curtis said it was the duty ot the electois
to decide between thc various platforms put forward in the province.
So far thc campaign had been run
throughout the country on personal
grounds and not on policies. The
speaker then spent upwards of hall
an hour defending the character and
actions of Joe Martin, past and present, in Manitoba and in British Columbia, in the Federal arena and in
the provincial,
against Martin were a tissue, of lies
He allcgod thc C.P.R. was responsible for the main opposition to Joe,now
as.in the past, and he accused Hon.
Clifford Silton of being a mere tool of
the company. As an evidence of the
railway s opposition, look at the
Rossland Miner, which had supported
Ihe speaker's candidatur , but had
suddenly flopped to Mackintosh, simply because the CPU. had settled
their law suit with F. Aug. Ileinzc,
who owned the paper. Martin was
in no way connected with the C.P.R.
The trouble in the Seinlin government was then taken up. Mr. Curtis
said tho principle of that administration was government for the people,
j but  they   had   not  lived   up to it
Where  was  the Cotton party, tbe
I remnants of tbe .Seinlin government?
] It was utterly  discredited and dead,
  i chiefly through Mat tins Influence.
. . _.__ . . ._.  _      ^ ******   The speaker said Mr. Cotton was re
ADOPTED      ON      APRIL     17th,     1900.' sponsible for all the trouble over the
j Ik-adman's Island question and had
acted falsely  to Martin; audit, was
To revise the Voters" Lists. Cotton who h-id given away the val*
„,      ,   ,       ..      , ...     <*.   j, .1       u   . .i       i    liable Crows Nest Fass and Nanaimo
To actively a< 1st in the construction oftrails throughout the unde• eou| |an,|s    ijut ).„, Martin was de-
come himself.   Ho had had diflicultyj intention   Lo    bring    in    numerous
himself In making connections   for
this point, as the C.P.R. service was
so disjointed.   Thc railway company
had an interest in Nelson and it was
their idea to pull for that town iu
every way.   They  had no use for a
place in which they or their ollicials
did not own a portion of the townsito. j
Slocan was a beautiful town and it
hud improved  greatly since he was |
last her.-, three years or so ago.    He j    After frequent and unavailing mi
looked for it to be a big place, for it: portunitics to the government for as-
had undoubted mineral resources be-igistance   in   the   completion   ofthe
hind it. ' Springer creek wagon road, the Ar
lington Mines, Ltd., have decided to
finish the work themselves. During
the  Spring they   expended  several
The Liberal Association has secured new committee rooms iu thc old
bank building.
this j car to date:
Enterprise      20
Hon. Smith-Curtis spoke here Sat-; Black Prince	
urdu\, the saloons closed up Sunday,
and yet we are alive. SO
All the Minors' Unions of thc Slocan  have endorsed  li. F. Green as
their candidate in this election. _     _,,      ....   ~ .   ,    „. .
_, , ,      , Tom lobm w:ll work the D.xic, cm
I he engineers went up to Rosebery . Day ton creek,
ves cniay to overhaul and get into
shape thc Sandon for active service.
For sale, cheap.—A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawing a good income. Terms easy.
Apply at The Drill.
The first synod of the new Anglican I selling in town at $7.12 por case
work on thc Rainbow has Iiccr
suspended for a while.
Business at the record office is increasing at a rapid rate.
Powder has dropped again, it now
diocese of Kootenay will be held in
Nelson next week. Dr. Bet.tley will
represent the local church.
SlU crtiin Celebration.
Silverton's celebration of the 21th
was marred somewhat by the incle
ment weather, still there was a large
crowd   present,   thanks   to   Slocan.
hundred dollars in repairing the road
at tliis end, putting in culverts,cleaning out slides and filling up cavities.
This they have don.- hoping the gov* |Thfl t„wn W.)S preitiiV decorated and
eminent would defray a portion Of Uowed „p w,„'.    Th;. B|lort< wcre of
the expense ot build.ngthc new road ■ rhp MuR,^raclier) the chit*f interest
j requiredto reach the mine. ! centring in the football tournament.
Ihe Arlmgtoii   company  is   now ffl        ■        ^    &r%% |ngt
Thc Charges  made calling tor bids for the, completion ol ;  ,    Si|verton Mcond team, o goals to
this road. 1 here arc about two miles
of new   work  to  lie constructed to
2.   Silverton's first won against the
,    , .        ,   ,    ,    .Trout Luke team,  in a magnificent
reach  he mine from the end of the , u> 0  ]n thc m,.l]s slo...U) was
present road, with no serious d.fficul-1 Seated 8 to U. so the gold medals
ties to overcome    Tlie mine is dovel*
remain  in Si'wrton.     Slocan Ixns'
Three men went up Springer creek
Wednesday to work on the Vlckft-
Two men will commence work qn
the Speculator group, above the Arlington, at once.
The Smuggler is sacking ore preparatory to making a shipment as
soon as possible.
Thc Chapleau people have opened
an office in town, making the third
company to locate here.
More men have been added to the
force at the Arlington this week,there
now being ol men employed,
Thc  force  on  the Chapleau has
again been increased this week, there
now being .">0 men employed.
Dan McCuaig has gone up to do
Assessment work  on  Ten Mile, with
oping so rapidly and well that it has Laptored a goodly sum in prizes in
become necessary to get the road in M'   ..,ir.i,,„r <'„i..,i,„,i.,„ .,..„r,     ,\ I,,     ,. i„ , ,,      , •   r      ,
•il   nnra In mvWtn   chin nut tho   nrc   tllC    Y*P°Jr   WleaOBlM   CieilN.      A , I)an  McI'llCI'SOn   n 11(1 PetC LllldiUllSt
at once in older to ship out the ore i      n(,  hn„  Uy  the   MiM„,.s*   rjn|on I
available  fur  export.     Slocan  has
long desired this road to be completed and now, thanks to tho enterprise
of the Arlington company,  it  will •
soon be an accomplished fact.   The.
town will be greatly benefitted by I
the road and so will  the numerous
likely prospects tributary to the Arlington basin.
KIlO Mill Siti .
The Warner Miller people arc I'-
vel iping their manifold holdings in
this camp on strict business princl*
I'm' Dominion nuy.
The postponed meeting of thc Do
minion day celebration committee
was held Monday evening nt the
llijks House. After considerable
discussion a sports committee was
appointed to draft out a programme
brought the day's programme to an I, Bob Cooper and Harry Gibson ace
CIUj . building a trail to the Premier, on
thc   divide   between    Dayton    and
Springer creeks.
Mat Matson, blacksmith at tin;
Chapleau, bas sold oul all his interests in the country and gone to Cape
Nome. He sailed hist week from
.1.   F.  Collora, of the Arlington
Mines. Ltd.,Spent several days at tho
property during the week,   He was
I pies.   The latest Instance of this is lo
■ be seen on Lemon creek, in nnticlpa
tion ofthe wagon road. On Wednesday the management sent Frank
Provost up the creek with a gang of well pleased with the developments
: men and considerable supplies toIglnoe bis last visit.
clear ell' the  site tor  thc  mill   to be
ioi entertainment for tbe day.
I Teeter, Worden and Sloan
committee, with  power to
ire the
add  tO
2.    iuiicm'uij »- >»*• in mis .Hiuwinwuvi.*',*"" ■"■■""»»««•■ V"3 u,,uc"; coul lands.    But roe  .Martin was de 'committee,   with   power
▼eloped  portions of   .He Province,  and the building oil rovmcial trunk j tel.|llinC(1 tl) win then) back to tbo their numbers, and  thev  will have
roads of public necessity. i province.    The   government Btood I full supervision of the day's sporfa
8.   To provide for the official inspection of elevators and hoisting gear. ] today for the people and they would  A committee on printing, advertising
! erected for the  treatment ot the ore
from the Kilo.   Thc location is at the
mouth oi the lirst north fork nnd will
Ibe tapped by tho wagon roid.   A
number of cabins andothci buildings
will alxi be erected, to that just si
quickly as the character of the mill Mabou, Just above the Enterprise. A
Just as nuickly as the affairs at
the Noonday get straightened our, it
In the intention ol the Warner Miller
people to proceed With the active development of tbo mine.
Work   has  l»een   resinned   on  the
is determined, no delay
its construe) on
occur iu
4. To improve the administration of justice and secure thc speedy dis
position of legal disputes.
5. To provide an effective system for the. settlement of disputes between
capital and labor by compulsory arbitration.
G. To adopt thc principle of Government ownership of railways, in so
far as thc circumstances of the Province will admit; and the adoption of thc
principle that no Iwniie should bo granted to any railway company which
does not give, the Government of the Province the control of rates over lines
bonused, together with thc option of purchase.
7. To assume control and administration of thc fisheries within thc
boundaries of tho Province.
8. To actively assist by state aid in thc development of the agricultural
resources of the Province.
9. To make the London Agency of British Columbia effective in proclaiming the. natural wealth ot the Province and as a place tor the profitable
investment of capital.
10. In thc interest of labor, the Liberal Conservative Party sympathizes
with and endorses thc principle of the Eight*Hour Law. That the Eight*
Dour 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 thc Statute Book with its penalty clauses.
11. To provide an improved system of education.
12. To recognize and reform the system of Provincial aid to medical men
and hospitals In the outlying parts of the. Province.
13. To actively support the advancement of the mining interests of
British Columbia.
14. To aid in tho immigration of female servants.
15. To bring pressure to bear upon the Dominion Government to enact
legislation excluding and prohibiting Mongolian and other Asiatic labor.
16. To provide a fair and equitable redistribution bill on the basis of
W. S. JOHNSON, President
Klin in Ship Or*.
alwaysdoso. I and transportation was also appoint-
in speaking of the redistribution I ed, they to proceed to business so
bill, Mr. Curtis characterized RobertIsoon as tho sports committee make1
P, Green as a recreant to his nubile their report   It was decided to leave     Malcolm Cameron has secured a
trust while in  parliament, In that be the arrangements for the ball on that contract from the Warner Miller pco-
had nrft endeavored to get anything j day in the hands ot   the  band boys.   pl0 f„r the packing of 20 tons of ore
lor his constituents.   Joe Martin had The next meeting will be held on £       ,   .... ■ Ul
forced   the  Seinlin   government  to Tuesday evening,   May 20   at the'1   """■  >   '   "' |,|"'-|M""ii;
bring in the bill, but it was not up to i same place.
his agreement  with them so he de j
Hsthodlil Appointments,
There wil
fe .ted them* If the present government were sustained, they would go
to the people again on a fair measure
so soon as the Dominion census was
taken. Joe's platform was framed in
the interests of the people,and he was
not afraid to appeal to them on it. It
was due to the efforts of the govern
ment that tho clght>hour question had
been settled,   it was tin- agitation
still going on by politicians that was
harmful, but no person or party dare
tamper with the law as it stood,other
wise ruin would follow and business
become paralyzed. Mr. Green was
for tho law, but he was opposed to
Martin, and would do all ho OOUld to
defeat Martin. Green would even
vote with tho Turner crowd, known
to be hostile, to the elgllt-llOUt' law, in
order to down Martin. However, Joe
was certain   to  have  a majoiitv  on
June I).   Mr. Curtis was sorry Green
could not support Martin. Greon was
all right, but.  hi
law were bad.
Following is a listol thc Methodist
appointments for Kootenay made at
the recent New Westminster conference: 'Rossland, George 11. Mordon;
David D. Blrks, supernumerary.
Trail,  John  I've.    Nelson, J. H.
White. Vniir. to be supplied. Ka.-lo.
,1. A. Wood. Atnsworth, one to lie
supplied. Sandon, A. M. Saoford, B.
A. New Denver and Slocan, A. E.
I'ulrv 11 ii mi <«ru. i p Sn Id.
A. Li Thurston has purchased outright all Interests in the Fairy Queen
group, on Trout, creek, at thc head
ofthe lake.    There  arc   four claims
iu the group, consisting of the Fairy
Qnocn, Ocean Queon, Copper King,
and   Michigan, and   are   about  six
associations on tho | milos from Blocan  lake.    Matson,
Wright and others   were the owners
Next came the  trails and roads I tbe former owning a quarter Interest   all expenses.
about BOO lacks in the
its ore is c*''irr to Denver, Col., where it will bo thoroughly
tested, In order that the management
may determine what kind of B mill
is best suited for the treatment ofthe
on-. The testing will bcnnexpens
sive operation, but in the end it will
prove economical. It will bo the first
shipment from the Kilo audit will
thoroughly denion-.tr.-itc tho value of
the property. The ore Will run high
ill gold.
Sroli'il   il **liri-|.*m.
Thc ball given by the band boyi
ill the Music Hill, Friday night, was
certainly a blgSUCCCSS In every way
Upwards of 10 couples weroprescnt
and tin y had a huge time.   The hall
was   beautifully   decorated   and   tltO
floor In line condition By the Bddl
tion of the Missi a Funk, tho orchestra
was able to give music unsurpassed
in the camp.    At mldtllgllttUO ladies
furnished 11 fn shmetii i,   A substantial surplus remained lifter paying
Crosscut is licing run from the mam
tunnel to catch thc Enterprise vein,
about Ml fbet to the east.
ll. T. Kingsbury, formerly connected with tin- Payne, has been en
gaged  as mining engineer by the
War cr Miller people, lie will have
full charge of 111 tne syndicate's properties.
I,..limit rri'i'k  Itnuil.
The C.P.B surveyors arc busy
running the levels for the Lemon
creek mad. By duly it is hoped to
have 100 men on the grading, and
iIki work will be rushed. The Warner Miller and Chapleau people wish
to domonstatetotho railway company
the resources of the camp flrsl ere the
rails are  laid  on  a   spur line from
Lemon siding. The wagon road will
be built on as near a railway grade
as possible.
<■ I'll. Il;l Hi* No in i ll ll I I'll.
Messrs.   McVannell,   Beauchesne
and  Teeter   returned   on   Saturday
Iriiiii the Liberal convention at San
don.   Thev reported a large attendance of delegates, New Donver being
:h ih plaCC  in  the riding nof re
presented,   Geo Kane, of Kaslo, wai
the unanimous choice of the convention as a supporter of Joe Martin
The proceedings were  harmiiiiiou/
l iii'i eiitiiu-i'istjc. !
and climb tour foot to the door.
Supreme Court Hearing Evidence in
the Arson Case.
The trial of Tony Soccomorman
on the charge of attempted arson
was begun in the supreme court
Thursday by Mr. Justice Drake.
The prisoner elected to be tried
summarily, pleading not guilty.
A. J. Macdonald stated tlie case
for the crown and described the
scene of the alleged crime. He
told the story of the lire as already
related in the police magistrate's
court by Officer Raymer and other
witnesses. He then called Officer
Mr. Raymer again recited the
events ofthe night ol April 39 -,<■> -n
nected with the incipient fire, which
he extinguished. About 1 ; o'clock
he saw the prisoner come from his
store door and stop at the space between his own building and the
lodging house, facing the space.
He heard a noise like the sound of
a tin vessel against wood. The
prisoner   made motions   as   though
"No; the passage at that point is
wider; 1 examined it yesterday; but
did nol measure it."
"Then your ieory is that in half
a minute this rli m got down thai
narrow passage, climbed up to the
doorway and went: into the room
without being seen or heard?"
Mr. Raymer was positive that, no
man could escape under trie bail clings except through a trap door in
the rear ol Murchison & McDonald's
salooQ. There was an opening in
the reav of Paulson Bros', store, but
il  Denial From'   Pretoria That
Tlwy Will Surrender.
a    man    coulu   n-
through it at the lime   of  th
though it had been enlarged
London,  May  23.—1:00 a. m.
The Transvaal government has  in
formed the correspondents at Pretoria that it has not considered and
does not intend to consider uncon-
I ditional surrender, hut will fight to
! a finish. Foreign consuls have
i be'en informed that Johannesburg
I will be defended.
fir e I	
since. ni.-KMicc from lludrn-I'iiivi-II.
lie was then put through a m'tnuts , Loodo>, May 2;,. — 11:50 a. .111.—
examination as to his actions al't-.-r , r-he war offil.e issucs a dispatch
putting out the fire to show that (Vom L,,rd R0berts under date ol
hi arch for footprints under the flonings Spruit, May 22, announc-
buildings was only hurried and cAs- ing the receipt by him ofthe fol*
ua! Questions were thee asked, |owing message from Major Gener-
aiming to show lhal m . - 1 ■ a| Baden-Poweil:
lively time on Rossland strer is, but !     "Mafeking-   May 17.
he had something"  in   front  of  h-nti |
and moved his arm sideways.      Hi
Mr. Raj mei said that   d        led on j
what time  the   International   shosi
was' over.    1 he quieti si   time  was
from midnight to daylight;   anyway
some of the most successful  crimes
were committed in   broad daylight.   after a  smaj]  engagement  entirely
Chief Ingram told of his arriyal defeated them with loss
on the scene, how he called on the British casualties were Hire,
prisoner   to   open   the door to  hisjatjdj*j wounded.
  am happy in inform you that Mate], ing was
successfully relieved today.
"Hie northerntind southern columns joined hjnds on May 15 and
attacked the enemy yesterday,   and
"Kroonstad, May 21.—Mahon
(Col. T. I). Mahon) reports having
joined Pluriier.at Jamaisda, May 15.
lie was followed bv a B ier com-
rrandoiro'm Maritzani siding, and
turned westward to avoid il. May
13 he was attacked in llrr thick
Irtish, losing five men killed, two
missing-and twenty-four wounded,
including a Daily Mail co-respondent, Hands, dangerously. The
Boers losf more than Mahon in
killed and wounded.
"Another repOl t has been received
from Baden-Powell, dated May
13, giving important news. Before
dawn May 1 ;, a storming party,
250 strong, personally led hy liloff,
rushed the pickets and reached the
Siaat and protect ion camp from the
westward, along the MalnppO valli).
a strong musketry demonstration
I sing made ai the same time along
j the eastern front of our position.
"Our western   posts   closed   iu
and Stopped the    Hoer   supports following,   thus  eu' ting s re-
, while the town defon
stopped his further advance. His
I ri gol divided in the darkri
and a strong part} was placed between them, completely surround-
i!,; them, Fighting continued all
day long.     Soon after nightfall, Ihe
g.ring doubts which existed in the
minds oi a few people who have
got into the habit* Of believing nothing bul war office dispatch^ '• Wi*-'1
•d enthusiasm thai department
hoisted its flag on receipt oi the &f-JTfa$C Fate of Cap
liii.rl telegram and thc crowdj
eheered. ll is announced thi I Col.
Emden-Powell will be made a major-
Mnbou l.nl llu*  Ucllcl
Mafekiog was   actually   relieved
who served
! K\w
i ;
ma, Wash.,  i-Jaj i-
hai I I hen      a ten
  niestiny that took pi,a
by Col. T.   U* Mahon,   who served \\    .n    ,^_
in ihe Uoiigola and Nile expeditions" ^^ ^urst,m;u1 ;,, the l'h
with General Kltcfieiu r.
Lord   Roberts'    latest    dis| 1
merely continues  his description ol
the org mizution of
led  I
1 suited   in   t!i>
The ; two  parties   surrendered   and   the
killed   other was  driven out   of the Staal
^  _   by heavy fire.
then went back to the store,   called I s,ore and   how he found  thc   door j     "The relieving force marched inl "Ten  dead  and   19  wounded 0
Raymer and told him sorpi      I" had \ '"'1o "l- i1 lssHKe °Pen-    The   Pris0" '■ Mafeking at nine this morning  and ' the enemy were left  behind and
 1 prisoners   Were    taken,   including
been trying the door. Thu .euness
then told how he cros* ' i-ia. ave-
nue and watched the store from the
shadow of the locksmith's shop and
saw the prisoner come out again
and go through the same motions.
Then came his story of the discovery of the fire and how he extinguished it. lie told oi finding ihe
oil-soaked excelsior and paper under
the building between the joists.
The gunny sack containing these articles, the pair of old shoes, the oil
measure and the tin cup were all
identified and the places where they
were found described. The stuff
appeared to have been placed from
the inside. There was no lire on
the excelsior when he arrived, but
the fire was on the wall. It had
not been burning over   half a   min-
-7 ---- 1        - •   „
mil  -a'..! hi- liuew nothing- about the   the relief and   defense   forces  eom-
fire.    He  went, upstairs   into   the Lined and moved out and atti
ig house and saw   Mr.   Smith jtj,e    enemy's   head    laager.      We
coming oul of a room around the shejj, a ,hcm out :UR| Mariy captur-
head of the stairs. The door from , yman .,,.,. took one gvmj .,
the lodging bouse into lire passage , flag and a iarg, amount of ammu-
was fast. He saw Raymer take the Uition, stores etc. Five dead and
inflammables from the hole under h. wounded Hoers were found.
There were stains of j Thc enemy appearcd to be   retreat
the building
coal   oil   oi\  the
w alls
and on thi
-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ing in ail directions, e\ccpl
sidewalk from thi passage to the | commando, which is Ivine
store-door.    He afterwards exam
commanuo,     wmen is
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ possibly to cover the retreat oi the
iiuil the stairs with   Assistant   Fire i remainder.
Chief Collins,   who  smelled them. !     ..,-.    . .   ,,    r , ,
I     "Captain MacLaren and coiporal
The five-gallon can in tbe store w«rs ; .        .   •      n
^^mmmmmmmamam*m*m*m*m*m*m*     l Murray were found in the hoer bos-
three parts full of coal oil.    He examined the cellar, going  through a
pital.    They are doing   well.    The
trap door  from  tlu bed     >m,      ''.,,. ,      ,, . ,. .   .
' lafeking are heartily  grateful   f<
fouiid a door from the . ^maaamaaaaammm' *****
*       .       '. their relief,
opened to 1 trap-door   in  ihe   side
Hamilton nrm-hr**. Hellbron.
the means of escape over the lumber
pile, where he said A man must
make some noise, but saw no
of its being disturbed. He did not
go under the other building .. A
man could get into the pa is
from the side-door handy en<
The electric light in the store would
leave the ; a:      e  'ark.
Cross e>   ni R. M.   Mac
donald, he w.        •   ■   it firs) ex.
it  would
.■ii    h  ii:     j" .
.-limb to the door without mak-
walk ol First  avenue.    There  was
ute when he got there.      lie idenU- \ no other °Pet»Dg exceP4 the ho,e in ,
fied   some  wrappings  of oranges,   wh*ch the  excelsior was  found and j says.
soaked with coal oil, which he found I otbecsmall holes where hunches ,
on the  ground between   the   build- , -     J-^r  were   in   M,1:il! sPaces '"
ings.     After putting out the fire he  the   walls.    He' dispi        1    it of
waited to try if he  could   hear   any
movement, but heard nothing.   Nobody could have escaped along hirst
avenue without witness seeing him.
He described tbe scene further from
a   rough  sketch drawn   by himself.
The   exact   distance   between    the
buildings   was    14';   inches.     Ihe
rubbish   in   the rear   ofthe pa-   .
was seven or eight feet high   and   a
board was placed crosswise   at   the
rear.    This would impede a   man's
progress   in   escaping.    It was   impossible for a man to have   escaped , .:iiiiiliiiii********************************i**************iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii—
t       ,, ,   , ,, ing any noise, but   believed  a  man
from the scene between the si u
in his stockings could do  ii   in   tei
.ids    and   iu1.   hurry   urn
The stains of coal   oil   in '
stains    all ng    the    sidewa   .    II.
and nine ofl   :rs.    Seventeen
Frenchmen   and    many    Germans
were  among  the   prisoners.     Our
.  are  six   men killed and two
rs and nine men wounded."
MafekloK Believed 011 »in*, 17
London, May   21.- -2:2a p. m.
The following dispatch from Sir Alfred Milner, the   British   high commissioner in Si ii'ili   Africa,   to  the
secret ir) ol state for   the eclopies,
Joseph Chamberlain,  was  reci
at 1130 p. in. today:
"Barton telegraphs from Tflungs
that Mafeking wasi d May 17.
London,  May   21.    .y.12 p. m
The relieving n  was a com
posite  force,   under   Col. Miih.cn ol
aboul . 31 o men."
: ■
 ISSEe;   a ;:     .'.til she    -
lll'Sl III" "'ii  «.**■  ■
trie transporf oi   from,   and   was  | rvi
supplies  aml'the rest for the men   U-was
that    the   Bril -s     in    tln> I from Soursoman the be
Free      Stale     and     Naiai      fi
necessary   after   their   l'on
ta,   . 11
Boon Attack a Cortvoj •
t- 1    1  1  ,1   tlu 1     '*-'•
A dispaichhom krQi nstad, d
\ ay 20,   says a   British  convoy vn
r •    JI 11
,;  ,   w 0    I aiiS     attll
I       . d to halt.    I
but ii :
are alert an I
The   strongest   testimony  0
virtues ol the
' I UP\S
ofthe fire and the witness's arrival
without being seen or !u-.rnl. A
person could gel under the adjoining building, but he found 00 track-
on examining the ground tl
though it was soft.
The    porter   and  a Waiter   al
International came on the   seen
minutes after the fire.     He   did n il
sec the prisoner till   after   thi
came, when   the   prisoner   put   bis
head out of the bedroom.
Cross-examined b) R. M. McDonald of Nelson for the defense,
thc witness said (here had been a
number of fires in Rossland lately,
which    had    caused    lire   police   to
watch closely. The prisoner's
lions had attracted his attention
closely because of the hour of night.
The prisoner had nothing in his
hand on returning to the store. The
witness's suspicions were first
aroused by the prisoner's motions
the first time he watched I hem a, d
were not much increased by whai
he saw while watching from across*
the street. By the lime he had put
out thc fire and picked up the slufl
soaked with coal oil, his suspicions
were prelty well confirmed. I hi
floor at thc side door into the passage was lour feet above the gro nid
and thc only way to go through the
passage Wiis to walk sideways. Mr,
Macdonald discussed the various
means of escape .and then  asked;
"Would   it not be   as difficult lor
M niiin U> go 2h feet along   lire pas-
I the exc
in the lioles in  the   1 ill u    wall   to
Lord    Roberts' dispatch   further
"Ian Hamilton reached  Ileilbron
this morning after  a  series  oi en
gagements with a Boer force  under
Dewet, who is retiring before him.
Broadwood   has    captured   fifl
r  wagons,     There  have been
(S!gned) "Ml
War Office < outtrm* id li 1
o.    ei.
: :j' 1.
,   ••■
■ I
learl   and the powers! n.
ol the bri j frjn ttr pi   - i wue
leen   Viclori 1 is tbe I si   ol
h 1-    \.i: i- ■       ■        -.  ; .,    ..
.ant dimiuutipn   in tins ...
oi  the   sovera! I S   ci     ii nt
grow th in the  power oi hi 1
the  pi esent  year finds   hr r u
than any sovereign  1 h ■ e.
ci--i s, the more the p.
until   lb 1
tiling akin to veneration.
tory ol the  grow th ol
the  1     : -.i
erne and  thc
simply th. lent
republi 1
.  I
'iii ,
that   v'en
tion and the stabil
1 1
war office coi.hi n,s ■
:-o-.inein _  ^^^^^^^
Hi    ...   Ill mi.
thai   Mafeking  has
e»i in}iii
^^^^- . : m.—
seventy live casualties in Hamiltr .
i'orces to  yesterday   evening.
marched berethis momi
Capetown, May 22.—The British
troops have arrived at  Vereenij
(in    the  Transvaal,   north   of   thi
river.) The bri.l je
'.  ial    was     found    to    be     im.
Twenty-seven      Free     State  and
Transvaal    locomotives  were  captured.
Bocri Leai < Natal.
London,    May   22.--A   dispatch
from   Pietermaritzburg   dated  May
21, says the B re  repoi   d   to
have    entir Ij   left   Nat tl,   le i\
Laing's Nek free.    If this  is  true,
il 1   ivc* the way open  for General
Fred William   Smith,   wl B iller to advance  intb  thi   Trans-
In .-.   i onf   1    m     1   the lod il so i    in as the   re| to tl
,   told   of   hearing  Ra; lil'ways  an        .    ienl   to   ensure
whistle and putti head oul   1 :   good » ommunii ations.
1 .      window   and smelling stro Lord Robert    is  still  al   Kroon*
of coal oil,    lie saw I siad reorganizing his force , Genei il
putting oul the fire.    lie weul di
1   mini        aft '    to  go  to
Lord Roberts:
: and i aw the chiel go into  th '
passage and saw   Raymer pull oul
ilC- 1r . .
th      KCt Isior.     11, saw a hie;   r itch
ol i ial i il on   < ai h   wall   and   the
bi ai i!s w ere acoi ched
The Alplm Delayed by !<•<-.
Victoria, May iq The i teami r
Hi o, which arrived here today
from Dutch I larbor, reports that
the Alpha lay ofl the ice for 2>-
and, unable log" fin i in r, rel ui
and coa'led al Hush I In bor and
I out, She also i epoi is the
littl mail itean 1 and
the m 1 eck ol thc Eliza Andt rson al
Duti h I [arbor.
The London & liriti h Columbia
Gold Fields, owning 'he V'mir
mine, has declared a dividend ol 15
per cent.
Rundle's    forces     are    •. . ampi d
al Trommel n   u|     iting,    A   pal -
roi four miles   from   Trommel   was
tl     ! ed by the Doers.      One   man
n is \- .raided and   somi hori es kill
.1.    The     a Hair   was
- ' :    h     ing   thai   the   Boei
'ili  in    the   n■• ■■ 111 orh n d   and
on the lookoul lor a chance of snip-
Forth r details of the fighting al
1 ifeking     say  thai   Commandant
Eh H      followers     deserted     him,
-  up -n   \:.\^ii fired   upon  them
11 I theft    ui rend red   with
8 1  I     1     rs.    1 he   di patch   also
thai one pa 11-,   of Boeis   wen
nd  allowed   to
1    ■ a] 'we ''^k\    SUffli ienl    pi is-
The capturi il and his  fol
li -.'. ers    cost   Baden-Powell   thi 1 e
im n hilled and sevi n w ounded,
London, May 21. -3 p m,    The
office has received the following
1 dispatch fjrtm l.«»rd Roberts:
"1. I,      May     2 i
ti   thai   'ni -  ad> ance  will   be i
-r a   iew   o].::
he 1 ailway
Lad) b •
" H ui        . -
I is:        h pital
train foi the con\
and v
"' ■ .1 hi
*.ii ox n mi-.*, lor 1 ■
, M aj   ... i
l to say
that   no   : 1 from    .
■   ■
r by any  1 1 the
nor   i
ii   ■ bi n   11
he 1      liot a   il
hostil th m in the
1: 11 ,11    .        I 1.. ■ 111111 y
( I   pea      , rd  ■ g    to    lh.
: point    of   view,   will    rem tin a
matter ol   military progi   1 .    I low
• 1 about the
formei   is  still   too  su ■   ius a
q .tion for seiious  loreca 1 on the
pari of any  high government  olli-
luii'iit'ii It Ihe Forlorn Hope
I he   1 "l   opinion,
gleaned by I
fovernmi >l il   the
ii   d   Stater
i rcsid I 1    1
lhoii| li Lord I  :
mil b 'iu 11   the   del will ai -
« ..... I 1   a iu   Ana :
iii. War Office 1 oinei in Liml
•The confirmal ion ol the   reliel 0
Mafeking does away with   the   lin-1
flies.all hi
the   . British
ty.      i
I a
mind <
the U Oiler*
But the 13
his i.
up theji
wilt   mi :
■      , ii.
ed.     But n
■    I        I I '   I 111   tj.-l
be li 1 id. w
Lain.      Iii
; fCaniii
m-.iM i-.-.i 1 .on netuon ' rind ll"1
■1 m i> , ■' ' -I the ci
lorouto,   May   it), mta- '
ai 1 ol   appea
drew's and other 1   l
an   ti    n      n  make
foi   il   l.leal    iu
Btration on Dominion d I li 11
Willi id Lam ier as tin
I   K'|
,   ,v
1 life r
1 lj   i'\ el ■
'o ;■:;,..:.:-',m..
ro« sal::.
A Paper Fol \ Hunt!  Pr«
Cylinder Pre
Also ihe "Trail C and plant.
WILLIAM K   t'.si.:v.   Roa -
Mafeking .Was Relieved on Wednesday, Ma) 16.
Lorenzo    Marquez,   May   19.—
'  Mafekingywas relieved on  Wednesday, May 16.
Heller Col 11111 u fiiioppoKi-tl.
London, M?.y 19.—A Capetown
dispatch, under today's date, savs
the relief force entered Mafeking
unopposed, the siege having been
already raised. The relief column,
which left Kimberly secretly, passed
theTaungsand Vrgburg districts
without encountering the federal
column. It was 1500 strong and
composed of Cape police, a division
of field horse, Imperial yeomanry
and the Kimberly mounted regiment, with three maxims. Thc
force reached Manit/.an river,
twenty miles south of Mafeking on
May ti. Colonel B. T. Mahon,
who, it is understood, commanded
the relief column, served in the
Gondola and Nile expeditions with
General Kitchener. Great excitement prevails in the town, where
the buildings are ablaze with flags.
During the afternoon tbe police
found"difficulty in keeping the spirit
pf unruliness down. A great deal
of rough-horse play was indulged
in, and every soldier and sailor in
uniform was seized and carried on
the shoulders of the cheering men.
Boera Against French and Germans.
Capetown, May 19.—The Argus
says.that eighty of Eloff's patrol
were killed and that the Irish-American brigade was greatly cut up at
Mafeking and Kroonstadt. The
Boers are turning against the French
and Germans.
Tuktii-*. ,'lnrr Prisoner**.
Kroonstadt, May 18.—General
Hutton with his mounted infantry-
today made a dash upon Botha-
ville and captured three commandants and 19 other prisoners, mostly
Zarps, (South African Republic police).
The Colt machine gun. section,
commanded by Lieut. Lamley, has
arrived here.
Owing to the derailing of two
trains at the Vet river, progress
toward the completion of the railway will be delayed for some  davs.
Tbe Whole Kingdom ICiitliueed.
;London, May 19.—The whole
British empire has been carried off
its feet by the news of the relief
of Mafeking. Cablegrams from all
parts of the world, where floats the
Union Jack, tells of joyful demonstrations. Overstrained feelings
have found vent in a storm of enthusiasm which has spread through
the United Kingdom and the colonies. Further confirmation of the
Various reports of Ihe relief was received today in a dispatch from
Lorenzo Marques, under today's
date, announcing thai Mafeking
had been relieved.
Loudon Im Mill 1 'elebruilim.
London, May 19.—There has
been no interruption up to noon today of London's celebrations ol the
British successes in South Africa;
in fact the enthusiasm increased as
the day proceeded. Tbe omni-
busses are crowded with men and
Women waving Hags,and every cab,
cart and carriage and nearly every
house is decorated. Everyone,
from the newsboys in the street to
the most dignified busiiics men,
is wearing a rosette of the British
colors. Traffic is practically suspended, and great crowds surround
the Mansion House and 'all the public buildings, shouting and cheering.
'■hi* Mafokltiy; Relief Fund.
Lady Georgiana Cur/.on this
morhiug telegraphed her congratu-
tions to Col. Baden-Powell and to
r sister, Lady Sarah Wilson.
She informed Col. Baden-Powell
that thc fund for Mafeking,
for which she had made
an urgent appeal on May 1-, already amounted to ^.7,000,0011.
. jAs hundreds of loaded I rains
journeyed from the suburbs to 1 In-
city, their occupants kept up a roar
pf cheering, which  w as   echoed   by
the   occupants   of    the   decorated
houses along the route.
Tin- StreeUJBloeked.
From dawn the crowds swelled
until tbe frequented thoroughfares
were impassable and vehicles had
lo be stopped. No attempt was
made to restrain pent-up feelings.
Nearly everyone had a Union Jack
about his cap pr high hat, and
many woie sashes of the national
colors. Business men and street
urchins hurrahed for Baden-Powell
and Mafeking, and blew shrill
blasts on tin horns, v* hile well
known society and other notable
women took part with great enthusiasm in the remarkable demonstration.
Scone* nt the .iliuikion llouwe.
Outside the Mansion House, from
early morning a dense mass of people stretched far up the adjacent
streets. Ever and anon the crowd
burst forth with the national anthem, "Rule Britannia," or "The
Absent-Minded Beggar." The huge
picture of Colonel Baden-Powell
was cheered again and again, and
every now and then some one with
a cornet or a flute would start patriotic airs. A few hundred persons
on the outskirts of the mass formed
a procession and followed the musicians through the neighborhood.
Stock Broker*. Iluve Loin ul Fun.
The members of the stock exchange mustered early and bought
all ihe flags and bunting available.
The opening of business was delayed owing to the excitement, but
the jubilant stock brokers had little
inclination for business and amr.sed
themselves by connecting by telephone with the Paris Bourse, so
that the singing of "God Save the
Queen" might be heard there.
The «'lerki» Have it I'uruilr.
- When the remaining places of
business closed for the usual half-
holiday, the clerks made a huge
procession and paraded all quarters
of Ihe town, singing and cheering
and adding to the extraordinary excitement of the throngs of holiday
makers. All the naval and military
centers dressed ships and fired salutes.
'!'•■   Ilium lit SI. Piml"*.
Te Deum service was held in St
Paul'* this afternoon. The Lord
Mayor and the sheriffs had intended
to be present at the service, but
they were forced to telephone that
it would be hopeless for them to
attempt to leave the Mansion House
Which was besieged by an impassable crowd.
Celebration in Eastern Canada.
Montreal, May iq.—The news of
the relief of Mafeking was received
with the wildest enthusiasm
throughout eastern Canada. The
event was celebrated by military
par.-ides, fireworks and other displays in many places.
Colonel Otter on i»m> Again.
To.onto, May 19.—News has
been received from Lieut. Col. Oiler that he w;is only eight days in
hospital and that he has returned
to the head of his regiment.
A WeW Move lor illediiitlon
Berne, Switzerland, May to,—
The committee of the international
peace bureau has decided to make il
final appeal to the .15 powers, who
arc signers of the conventions adopted by The Hague peace confer*
eiice, iii favor oi the restoration of
peine in South All ica.
The committee relets to the clause
ol   the   convention lor   the peaceful
settlement of International conflicts,
by the terms of which the signatory
powers agreed to use all efforts for
the settlement. The committee declares that an offer of mediation
cannot be considered by Great Britain iis iiu iinlricndlv act.
What British Generals Take to Sustain Their Energies.
London, May 19.—According to
the latest story going the rounds,
"Bobs" fights on "Batholivers."
These are a new-fangled form of
ration, but a simple-looking biscuit
made at Bath, the first recipe for
which is credited to the celebrated
Dr. Oliver, a friend of Tope and
other eighteenth century notabilities. "Bobs" apparently took out
a large amount of these, and since
has sent for more,which were taken
by Lady Roberts.
General Builer'n« 'n*tor till.
Regarding General Buller and his
supplies, there is also an interesting
anecdote cm rent. Buller, it appears, telegraphed from Natal to
some wine merchants to send out
50 cases of champagne, marked
"castor oil." About the time this
was due, Buller wired the officer ia
charge of the base, notifying him
that he expected 50 cases of castor
oil, which he wished dispatched
without delay. The officer at the
base replied, regretting the cases
had not arrived, but saying he had
1 rocured all tbe available castor oil,
20 cases, which he had forwarded in
the hope it would suffice for the
present. General Buller's remarks
are not recorded.
Mafeking, the drawing room and
opera divided between them the interest ofthe week. Though the relief
of the South African village has not
yetbeen officially announced by the
war office, this by no means prevents rejoicing all over the country.
Flags ;ire displayed everywhere,
even cart horses being decorated.
Webster Davis is quoted as saying that be wished 100,000 Americans would arm themselves and
with an American fleet go and help
the Uneis. One hundred thousand
Americans could probably give the
Hoers a good deal of assistance,
but if each one of them, when he
reached South Africa, should do
BB Webster did—skedaddle lor
home the Boers would hardly appreciate the sacrifice Seattle
The siege Of Mafeking will go
down in history as one of its great
sieges—not on account oi its strategic importance, or the size of the
town, nor the numbers engaged,
but on'account of the heroism oi its
defenders. When the war began,
the town was over 300 miles from
the British army which was coping
with Ihe rebel Dutch south of ihe
Orange river and was 200 miles
from Kimberly, itself besieged. ll
was in the heart ot the enemy's
country, though in British territory,
for to the east was the Transvaal
and to the north, south and west
was a country peopled by Dutch
settlers, who had taken up arms
against the empire. Mafeking was
an outpost of loyalty amid a sea of
open foes and skulking traitors.
The conditions weie such that, ol
all the besieged towns. Mafeking
would be tbe last to secure relief.
Had any force been sent forward to
its relief before the power oi the
enemy had been broken in the intervening country, the relieving
force might itself have needed relict
before reaching its goal.   Therefore
the town bad to wait until the main
army bad conquered practically   the
whole ol the Free Si ate,reconquered
the rebellious country on the west,
and broken the power oi the Boers
beyond hope ol recovery. 'I his
must necessarily lake lime and daring thai time Colonel Baden Powell
and his garrison must wait and light
and stint themselves.
l-'or this the more honor is due lo
Baden-Powell and his men.     With
;t mere handful oi regular soldiers,
be formed a body of civilian volunteers and   trained   them    to   arms.
Tlu-y were hardy frontiersmen, who
knew bow to shoot. They knew
the wiles of ihe enemy and how to
thwart them.    They had a leader ol
the same type a bom leader, one
of those men who instinctively inspire confidence and passionate devotion. Their numbers were always
inferior to those of their besiegers
and tlu-y were almost devoid of artillery. The town lay in an open
plain, easy to attack, difficult to defend.     But by bis skill and  the skill
and courage of his men, the commander has made it impregnable
against attack. The Indomitable
pluck    and    ready     resource    with
which he met attack and conducted
sorties inspired such respect   m   the
enemy that their Commanders towards tbe last had difficulty in inducing them to fight.
For months hunger—a more terrible enemy than the Boers—has
also taken part in the siege.
Through its attacks on their bodies,
it sought to weaken their valiant
hearts, but even this most implacable of all enemies was repelled until
help came. With no better bodily-
sustenance than skilly, the garrison
only last Saturday added another
wreath to its crown of laurels by
killing, wounding and capturing a
party of ihe assailants headed hy
the commander of the besiegers. It
was a fitting finale to such a valiant
Tbe defense of Mafeking has done
good service In contributing to British success, not only by acting as a
bulwark against Boer incursions into British territory but. also by inducing the Boers to divert a part of
their forces to this point when they
were most needed to resist the advance of Roberts' army. Now that
the town has been relieved and the
Boers have withdrawn within their
OWO borders, il will be a splendid
base for an advance from the west
into the Transvaal. The invasion
can then be pressed from all sides
with overwhelming numbers, and a
few weeks should place the whole
Transvaal in our hands, with no
further work to do except to press
tue siege oi Pretoria, if it should
stand siege, and round up the h-
No honors are too great, no rewards too lavish, for Baden-Powell
and his gallant band.
New    M.iii.i^iiii, in    Taken    llmrsi-   Of
V* iQnipeg and Iti-Kium-H Work.
Duncan Mcintosh, the discoverer
of the Wipnipeg mine in the Boundary country, has sold his 200,000
shares oi stock in the company to
David 11. Beecher of Grand Forks,
and has resigned bis office as president and director. E. J. Dyr oi
Spokane and W. F. Honey of Fall
River, S. D., also resigned at a
meeting held at Grand Forks on
Tuesday. Richard Plewman, A. J.
Macdonald and J. K McCallum, all
of Rossland, were elected to the
hoard in their places and the board
elected Mr. Beecher president and
John Mack as acting superintendent
ot the mines.
A force of men has betn put to
work on the mine, which has been
shut down for several months. Tbe
machinery is being repaired,in order
to pump out tbe shaft, which will
take two weeks, find men were also
put to work on the open cut where
the railroad exposed a big vein oi
ore. Arrangements were made for
a short extension of the railroad
spin from ihe Brandon & Golden
Crown, with a view to shipping ore.
The Senate Tables a Motion to Admit
Them to the Floor.
on in*. «n) 10 WaalilDKton to Settle
riaini*. of tbe I nltod Statoe.
New Vork, May 19.—Admiral
Ahmed Pasha of Turkey arrived
here last night on the Hamburg-
American steamship Augusta Victoria.     It has   been   repeatedly   aii-
; nounccd that he Would visit Washington for the purpose of arranging
a settlement of claims for 8100,000
growing oul of the destruction ol
i property oi American missionaries
in  Turkey.
1 iiim.m: i-ii.iit i.ai Mini   1 iv
Mull)    lent   l<>   -lall    III    lloiilrral  and
Other* Liki-i) in Got
Montreal, May ni. —The civic
authorities   are   pushing   the   cases
against Chinese for non-payment oi
the laundry tax and ir. inaiiv cases
Chinamen have been sent to jail.
Over too delinquents appeared before the recorder yesterday afternoon, but judgment against them
w .is suspended.
ll is slated that the Celestials
hnvc the necessary S50 lo pay Untax, but will not pay it until forced
by law.
Washington, May 21.—The Boer
question came up in the senate this
afternoon 0.1 the resolution of Mr.
Allen to admit the Boer representatives to thc floor of the senate.
Senator Dav-s, chairman of the
committee on foreign relations, delivered a vigorous speech on the
question of the Boer representatives.
He said their mission was well understood   and   known.     They   had,
however,    proceeded in   a   manner
irregular and highly improper.
Mr. DaviS said that those representatives had been taking an unwise course, premature and undiplomatic. Before presenting their
cause to Ibis government, they
were going about the country attempting to enlist the people of the
United States to bring pressure to
influence the action of the government.
Mr, Davis moved to lay the Allen
resolution on the table, which was
Secretary Hay has consented to
give unofficial audience to tbe Boer
delegation. This meeting was arranged this morning without difficulty, in part through the good offices of Gen. O'Bierne, who has
been active in his efforts at the
state department in behalf of the
This morning the Boers themselves addressed the state department directly, sending a simple note
requesting the privilege of appearing in person and talking with Secretary H iy, They did not, as bad
been arranged Saturday, forward
their credentials in advance, but it
is understeod that they will bring
tbeiii when they appear at the department. Whatever may follow,
this first interview between the secretary and the delegates will be unofficial and though it is probable
that Secretary Hay will in turn arrange for ihe reception of the Boers
by tbe president, the reception, ac-
cording'to the present intention, will
be unofficial. Indeed, the state department, itself does not know that
thi B >ers nave any other desire, realizing that their activities in behalf
of the relief funds and otherwise
may be considerably curtailed if they
are obliged to appear in a full diplo
matic capacity. With this understanding, Mr, Hay agreed to receive them ;ii 2:30 this afternoon.
Shafts of War Eagle and G-entre Star
to Be Extended.
T. C, Wasson, a Highland veteran, went all the way from the
Klondike to ligbi   the   Boers,  took
pari iu the relief   oi    Kimberly, lies
wounded in the hospital then- and
received thanks from Lord Roberts.
The most disgusted people in
the world today must be those of
the Orange Free State. Having
gone tu war in no quarrel of their
own but simply to help their neighbors,   they have   been   put in   the
forefront ol the battle while the
war was being waged on British
territory. When fortune turned
against them, the war was carried
into the Free State, not ihe Trans-
vaal, and the free Slate territory
has ever since been the chiel theatre
ul hostilities, lis independence is
gone, its capital and nearly all its
territory is occupied   by   the enemy
ami iis government  is continually
pushed along from town lo town by
Roberts' cavalry, While all ibis is
going on, the Transvaal has remained free from invasion and its
representatives,  now in the United
Slates, are said to have .advised a
total surrender il the Hoers are defeated on the Vaal frontier. If
this advice  should be followed, the
war WOllld be ended before a British soldier had set foot on the soil
of the people who really provoked
the war and that territory would
escape all of war's ravages.
The Free  Staters  must feel that
Kruger   has tried   lo use them    as
catspaws. Neither oi them will
pull any chestnuts oul ol the lire,
but ihe lion's share ol the pain and
anguish oi body  and mind lias been
borne bv tjie wily old rascal's faithful allies, When the Free Staters
think oi   these   things, ii must hurt
them all over.
The development of the War
Eagle is now confined to the 625
and 750 foot levels, all work being
done by contract. On the former
level, drifting is in progress on the
north vein. About 150 feet from
the end of this drift a raise is being
made on ore, and is up about 60
feet in ore of good value, the full
width ofthe raise and possibly more.
Another party is stoping on the 625-
foot level.
On the 750-foot level, contractors
are drifting west on the same vein
and have been almost continuously
in ore for 140 feet from thc main
shaft crosscut. The pay ore is
probably all within the width of the
drift. An upraise is being made in
good ore on the same vein directly
south of the shaft and has reached
;i height of 30 feet. On the north
vein a drift is being made east and
the values are at present cut out by
a dike, though it is expected to find
a continuation of the ore on the
other side. One party of contractors is at work in the stopes on this
In the main shaft, timbering is in
progress and skipways are being
placed down to the 875 level and in
a couple of weeks sinking will be
resumed and work resumed on this
level. The hoist is expected to be
in condition to run today and in
that case the small hoists on the
250 level will be dispensed with.
A tunnel has been driven from
the surface on the Centre Star to
connect with the raises through the
large ore body, and connection was
made Saturday. The saises referred to were made from the 160-
foot level of the shaft. On the 200-
foot level, contractors have been
engaged in squaring out the large
stopes for the reception of square
sets of timber.
On the 300-foot level, a drift Iris
been run on the Centre Star vein
tor a distance of 400 feet east of the
shaft, and is all in ore of good value.
West ot the shaft on this level two
upraises are being made on the ore
body to connect with the level
above. On the east end of the
mine, two raises are being made
from tho 160-foot level, near the
north side line of the ground.
The timbering of the main shaft
is being extended lo the 425-foot
level and, when this is completed,
sinking will be resumed. The new
hoist has been turned over, but is
awaiting the sheave wheels and
skips before being put in operation.
Diamond drill work is being
prosecuted in both the War Eagle
and Centre Stai mines to prospect
the ground, preparatory to development.
Referring to the pro-Boer agitation in the United States, the Montreal Herald says: "The great difficulty during the next few months
will lie in separating what the
American people think from what
campaign orators try to make them
This sentence in Mr.Chamberlain's
recent speech al Birmingham marks
an advance towards imperial federation: "It is premature to discuss
details; but I am quite ready to
take the opinion ofthe country,
and, above all, tbe opinions of the
self-governing colonies, which have
come SO magnificently to our assistance."
The Boer envoys are allowing
themselves to become mere Democratic campaign thunder. They
may yet \io on tour with Bryan and
a delegation of Filipinos in a private car.
Evidently the United States postal officials in Cuba were not there
for their health. But there is one
marked difference between these
rascals and those Spain used to
send over. The American rascals
have been exposed and arrested; the
Spanish rascals would have gone
back to Spain to enjoy life   on their
stealings. THIS DK1L1., BLUUAfl, B. G.j Mai   2a, xvw.
J6L0CAK,      -      -       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
ihe first insertion and 5 cents a line each
.subsequent insertion.
Transient advertisements at same rates
.as legal ad vetoing.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
Jor each insertion.
Commercial Hates made known upon
The Subscription is $2 per year, utrict-
j-ly in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all lettera to—
Slocan, B. C.
DRILL   POINTS.        Pioneer Livery
FRIDAY, MAY 25th, 1900.
Kane is Keen on Green.
For a man who has never done
anything wrong, Joe Martin needs a
powerful amount of lung power used
in his defense. At least, that was
the impression gleaned from Satui
/day's meeting.
Kaslo must take the bitter with the
,sweet. If she will insist on monopolizing the candidates for election in
the Slocan riding, she must also submit to having a corner on defeated
aspirants. Two must be elected to
stay at home, so thc other towns will
bo spared tlie gnashing of gums and
loud wailing.
ilon. Smith Curtis, thc minister of
.jnines, says lie would not favor the
counting ot trails and cabins as assessment work. John Keen, when
recorder at Kaslo,permitted hu dreds
of claims to be represented by the
building of trails. Smitu-Cur.is says
the law is not meant that way; Keen
declares the law's meaning is positive and clear in granting permission
Again the query arises: John, how
d id you manage it ?
i Kaslo appears to be full of ambitious politicians eager and willing to
.sacrifice themselves on the altar of
•public opinion, and all make their
,debut from, Sandon. George Kane
is the latest to appeal to tlie suffrages
of the people, in thc interest oi Joe
Martin. This now forms a triango-
Jar contest, with each candidate certain ot election. Kane has his followers in the camp, though lie is but
little known beyond his own burg.
John Keen very succinctly explains his position thus: He is a business man's candidate, because he believes in having tne affairs of the
government run upon strict business
principles, independent of party. As
thc prospectors' friend, he has shown
by years of faithful service as recorder in the Ainsworth division that he
has their interests at heart. As a
Conservative nominee, he has been
endorsed by a party convention held
at Sandon, There you arc, and
John's creed tells thc rest.
Following closely upon the announcement that the Lemon creek
road was an assured tact, is tlie intimation that the Arlington people will
complete the Springer creek road
■without further delay. This road is
of primal import, as it bears directly
upon the business of the town. By
means of it ore may be shipped from
-the Arlington without interruption,
and numerous properties in the same
vicinity will be enabled to get in
supplies at reduced rates and with
more facility. Everything points to
a bright future for the district and
the enterprise of thc companies located hero is providing Slocan with the
means whereby to reap tho direct
benefits thereof.
Bert O'Ncil returned Monday from
a two months' trip to Ontario.
Tho Alert, from Denver,came down
Saturday with lion. Smith C'Ttis.
T. Blench has fixed up a neat and
comfortable residence in Brandon.
Nomination takes place tomorrow
at Kaslo. There will be a warm
A carload of coast flooring, ceiling,
sash and doors just arrived. McCal-
lum & Co.
J, C. Gwiilim arrived in by Monday's train after a year's absence
from the town.
John Keen was to have held a
meeting here this week, but it was
postponed to a later day.
Sunday evening's public meeting
bv the W.C.T.U. was a success.there
being a large audience.
Last week's B. C.Gazette contained
notice of incorporation of Slocan-
Lodgc, No. 40, I.O.O.F,
Dan McGillivray, the well-known
railway contractor, died at SaultStc.
Marie this week of smallpox.
Through the influence of thc W.C.
f\U., all the saloons in town were
shut up tight on Sunday last.
A big gang of stone masons passed
through here Wednesday, bound for
Sandon, to work on tlie new Ivanhoc
For Sale.—Four room cottage and
lot; water attachments; in first-class
condition; on easy terms. Apply to
J. G. McCallum.
A special train came in early Saturday morning from Nelson with a
big party of C.P.K. tyees. They
passed on up the lake.
Capt. W. J. Holden, of Victoria,
formerly postmaster at New Denver,
was hero Monday in the interest ot
the Home Lite Association of Canada.
It was with joyous hearts that the
citizens heard the welcome news on
Friday of tho relief of Mafeking. It
is a good thing to bea Britisher these,
Pat Burns, the meat king, was
here on Saturday. He stated the
celebration at Rossland the day before over the relief of Mafeking beat
anything he ever saw.
Thos. McNish left for Ten Mile on
this wcek.to open Parris& Co.'sstorc.
He  took with him a small  pack
train to operate on the creek.
and Feed Stables,
Slocan,  B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
li. E. ALLEN,
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen. -
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rales.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at the
Oltice:     •
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       - B. C.
Bids Wanted.
Bids for building about two miles of
wagon road to the Arlington Mine will
be received at office of company. For
full information applv to the Arlington
Mines, Ltd., Slocan City, B.C.
Gwiilim & Johnson,
W. J. Adcock,
Next to Postoflice, Slocan, B.C.
All Lines ot Boots
and Shoes.
Boots and Shoes made and
B. G
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited. ■
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
Another anniversary of Her Majesty's birth has come and gone, but
yesterday's celebration throughout
our vast empire surely eclipsed anything heretofore witnessed. 'The na
lion has passed through perilous
times since 18U9, but t tie worst is
nver, and Mother Country and Colonics are emerging from the storm
more united and strengthened and
immeasurably more proud oi the ties
which bind each to the other. No
country lias ever been blessed by
'such a wise and sympathetic ruler,
nor docs history record a more devoted peoplo to their sovereign than
Jfchat of Great Britain and Our Graci
ous t^ueen, Victoria. What Baden-
Powell and his gallant heroes have
done at Mafeking, millions of loyal
subjects are willing to emulate for
their queen and country. We hold
a vaster empire than has been and
what we have we'll hold. And from
east to west and from north to south
arises the fervid prayer, "The Queen I
lod bless her!"
Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes,
and Clothing.
NOTICE is hereby given that [..George
I'oyne, thirty days after date, Intend to
applv to thc Chief Commissioner of
I^nds and   Works    for   a   twentv-one!
years' lease of forty BOrei of land, litUBtS
about two miles south of Slocan City and
about hall a mile east of Slocan river,
commencing at a  postmarked "Q, P.,1
noithweHt corner."
Dated, May 4, lttOi).
A "Red Bird's" Northern
Not long since the Assistant Manager
of tho Brantford Bicyelu works, published an article about wheeling in tbe
Yukon country. Among its many other
uses, the bicycle is found to be one of
tho best means of locomotion in that
strango land. Butter and cheaper than
sledding with dogs, tbe bioyclois becoming a welt-recogn ued vehicle of travel
"under the midnight huh." An interesting instance of this is given in the following letter from Mr. liibson, the manager of the British Columbia branch:
Vancouver, May 4th, woo
"Gentlemen.—Mr. stewirt has just
arrived from Dawson, Yukon, lie came
out over tho ice oh a sec nd-hand 'Red
Bird,'No. 1, "9H. The wheel was rii'dcn
in this spring over the ico by another
man, and the sumo week Mr. Stewart
came out on her, and never hail a break
of any kind. Ul. Stewart weighs 22ft
pounds. The whcol is now on exhibition
at our agent's here. Yours truly, K. K.
A. C. SHITH, Agent,
Sole Dealer in flcClary's
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Granite ware on hand.
slogan mm.'
Wc keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Htc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mail   Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, B, C.
Canadian Pacific Railway
The direct route from
Kootenay Country
To all Points Hast and AVest.
First-Class Sleepers  on   all   Trains
from Kcvclstoko nnd Kootenay
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily
for St. Paul*, Sundays nnd Wed- *
nesdays for Toronto! Fridays
for Montreal and Boston."
Same cars pass itovclstokc one day
Connections :
0.00 OX Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 1H.00
12.20ex Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 11.80
0.00 ex Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 11.30
12.00 ex Sun lv Slocan City arex Hun 1H.00
12.00 ex Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 11.30
Ascertain rates and full in formation.hy
addressing the nearest local agent, or—
Agent, Sloean City
W. P. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt..Nolson
K, J. Coyle, A Gf.P. Agent. Vancouver.
I, the undersigned, will not he responsible for any goods, supplies, etc., ordered for the Chapleau mine, unless accompanied bv nn order signed bv myself.
Slocan, May 7th, 1000.
To the
Of  the  Slocan Riding of
West Kootenay :
A.   C.   SMITH
SLOCAN,      •      '      B,   0.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
With the dissolution of the Legislative
Assembly, the duty again devolves upon
the electors of the Slocan Hiding to choose
a member to represent them in the Provincial Legislature.
It is my intention to become a candidate at the forthcoming election and
with full confidence in the result, I respectfully solicit the suffrages of the
electors of the riding.
While I point with pardonable satisfaction to the manner in which 1 have
conserved the interests of the riding and
sought to meet local icquirements so far
as practicable, I have earnestly endeavored to forward legislation in tho interests of the entire province, and such as
would tend towards its material development.
Constant in attendance at the sessions
of the Legislature, I have been watchful
that no vote of mine should be wanting
for any measure beneficial to my constituents, or the province as a whole; nor
have I been neglectful of the interests of
the wage-earner, but have In some degree at least been instrumental in placing their demands amongst the principles to be advocated by a great political
party. Ft is well, perhaps, that 1 should
briefly state some of the principles which
I have advocated, and shall continue to
advocate, until they are incorporated in
provincial legislation.
1. I am in favor of an equitable redistribution of the seats in the Legislative
Assembly, based generally upon population, but with due regard to the interests
and circumstances of outlying and more
sparsely settled districts.
2. I shall advocate the government
ownership of railways, and other public
franchises, so fur i.s may be practicable,
and a general enactment by which companies desiring to construct railways
may be incorporated without special I
legislation; and that railways lionused
by the province may be under governmental control us to their rates, and sub-
! ject to purchase at government option.
3. I shall do all in my }iowcr to assist
and support the advancement and devel-
Opment of the mining interests of the ;
province, upon which its prosperity is so
materially dependent.
4. I believe in tbe principle of tbe
eight hour law ami shall permit no inter-
Eerenee with this law as it stands, and
Shall insist upon the retention of the
penalty clause.
5. I shall advocate a l.beral expendi-
ture upon trunk roads and  trails in   the
VSriOUl districts of the   province, believ-
ing that upon such expenditure tlie de I
vclopuient of the vast resources of the I
country materially depends.
i>. I shall advocate—and, if elected, I
assist in—the enactment of laws forth:
projier adjustment of disputes between
labor and capital by a well digested, and
equitably arranged, system of compulsory arbitration.
7. I believe that Asiatic and other
cheap labor is detrimental to the best
in'ere.-'tsof British Columbia. 1 shall,
therefor-*, advocate its restriction so far
as as it maybe intra vires ot provincial
legislation, and shall assist in bringing
such pressure to boar n|>on the Federal
Government as may induce that government to assist in the work,and will most
emphatically insist ihat no luch class of
labor shall be employed upon any public
works undertaken hy the province, or
upon SUCh works as arc subsidized by,
or in any way subject to, thu control of
the government.
8. I believe that the educational system of the  province  may  tie materially
< improved, and  shall give my heartiest
! assistance in  bringing it to thu highest
state of efficiency by the establishment
j of Normal schools and other instrumentalities that may tend to thc accomplishment of that object.
l). I shall also advocate and assist the
development of the agricultural resources
of the province.
10. I believe that the moneys of the
province should be expended upon some
broad and general system which would
ensure the greatest amount of benefit
from such expenditure. In this riding
1 have endeavored to inaugurate such a
system by having the work upon roads
anil trails placed under a responsible
head, so that the appropriation, necessarily Inadequate Under existing circumstances might be beneficially and economically expended.
Yours Faithfully,
Leave Your Order With
A. David,
For a Nice Spring1 Suit.       Perfect  Fit  Guaranteed.      Weuseoily
Trlmmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors South of Postoflice.
3D. DrRpOtoerteoiii
Dealer in Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Etc.
Tie Best of Everytliiott Always Kept ii si
Furniture manufactured and General Jobbing
attended to with promptitude.
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
THOHAS 5L0AN, \>rv,
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietor*
Royal.. .
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 Ai.
Hotel Slocan.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
SIM ai Personal Maiapant of Jeff fiat,.
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for tho5
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  when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Just Opel a Large stock of New Goods.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street, r r Slocan,   B, ?


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