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RILL.
12.00 PER ANNUM.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
<Oiant Powder,    Gutta Percha Fuse,   Jessops' steel
Stoves and Tinware,    Gasoline and Coal Oil,
Miners' Supplies.
Just received a large quantity of Dimension txlass, large size; also a quantity of
Iron Pipe, all sizes.
 SLOCAN, B.C,
YORK
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
"W"inter is .KCex*e-
Arc you prepared?   If not, and you
want anything in the line of
Heavy Underwear, Hackinaws, German
Sox, Rubbers.Felt Goods,Klondike Shirts,
flitts, Caps, Blankets, Clothing, etc.,
You will get the very best and
at the lowest prices from
W. T. Shatford 6c Co.. Gener.il Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKiniu'V, B. C.
Victoria, Plotel,
SLOCAN,  B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
ALEX. STEWART, Prop.
.Arlington
Hotel
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public.     It  is the home of   Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDEiRSON, - Proprietors.
The	
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Sinn ait Personal iwpeit of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
SLOCAN, B. C.
OPPOSED THE MINER
C.A'.MIir.U'.s   AM)    BIFTON'S   nscir-
I.IAK   POSITION.
The Former Petitioned Strongly Against
tiieEIglit Hour Law—Action Proved
A Bain.it Him—Sifton Tri,.s to do up tho
siinci-H iii the Territories.
Within the past few days certain
things have come to light tha*. arc
placing tlie Grit candidate and his
supporters In a peculiar and erabar
rasslng position before the electorate,
especially In regard to their professed
friendship for Labor. John McKane,
the Tory candidate, has resurrected
a petition that YV. A. Galliher Bigned
against theeight hour law. Galliher
at first denied it, but the charge has
since been proven against him to the
hilt, nnd it has cost him scores of
votes throughout the district. A. L.
Sifton, one ofthe principal Grit spielers, has also liecn proven to have act
ed in direct opp-sition to the Labor
cause.   Galllhcr's petition reads thus:
Nelson, B.C., April l, 1899.
To the Hon. .Minister ol .Mines, Victoria, B.C.:
Sir.—We,the. undersigned business
men of Nelson, respectfully beg to
ask you, as our representative, to do
everything in your power to prevent
the disaster which we foresee to us
and the district in which wearr interested, through the enforcement of
the legislation passed at tho last session of the legislature affecting the
hours of underground labor in metalliferous mines.
Prom our intercourse with miners
in the neighborhood of the town, we
are convinced that thoy havo been
■atistied with tho wages that they
have been earning and   with  their
labor; and from our knowledge ofthe
conditions, we believe that they are
better oh" than   the  miners   of the
United States, from where many of
them have come to better their*circumstances hero.    Wi* have invested
our money in this place and have
it iked much on its growth and prosperity, from the increased working ol
present mines and the d ivi lopment
uf now Ones; and if, as we believe to
bo the case, the interference of the
free right of contract of employer and
employee is persisted hi, we anticipate i hat pn sent operations will be
greatly reduced, and that the open
ing of new mines and the development of the country generally will
receive a heavy blow from the frightening   away   of capital,   which   is
known to be ver>  timorous whore
there is danger ol  labor troubles.
The rcsultswhich weanticipate would
be sn ruinous to us, win Be business is
dependent upon the prosperity and
i growth ofthe mining Industry and
[ to the district as u whole, that wo
cannot too stn ngly urge upon you to
leave nothing undone, or to take any
action, however strong, or unusunl,
to prevent any Interference with the
state of things which Ins hitherto existed hero with regard to the relations  between   employer   and  em*
ploj eo,    Yours obediently,
Signed   W. A. G w.i.ima.. et al.
A. L. Sifton,who has been su pt'Olll
Inont in this campaign, In support of
Mr, (Jalliher, has also Btrongly op-
post d Labor legislation coming beforo
the North wi si li gislature. Eighteen
months ago the Territorial legislature
pas i il, at the request of tho working
miners,  an   eight hour   law.      The
measure was most bitterly op] - ed
by Mr Sift m, h It i, by the way, hap
pens to have i .-en eh on d I . thc II.
\V. McNeil i 'o. of i 'ainii ire an I Anthracite, and Is lot ti l U| m as lite
pert mal repn sent itlvo ol that com
puny, and when it was evident that
In spite ol opposition the bill would
I,,... he attempted to havo it amend
ed -ii as toallow the Indlvidu tl miner
tocontracl out of It and work n - in iny
hours as ho pleased, This amend
ment was defeated, and at tho last
si asion of the nssemb y, held last
April, a bill was Introduced repenting tlie law. This received the
hearty supporl of Mr. Sifton, who
•poke strongly agalnsl thc existing
law, as shewn by tlie l.egina Leader
of April 2Gth last.
A *jAN<i O' 8T. ANOKA'S XIC1IT.
Quid Brlther Scots, whaura'or ye be,
We jjrio ya greetln' h' ;
Gin ye be sniii; wi' ns tlio nicht,
I )r aiblins tar awn.
YYIuuireVr ye be, we Wlish ye weel,
An' walth o' happy thochts;
An' may ye aye hue cause, tae feel
We're a' gold blither Scots, tlie niuht,
We're a' guid britlier Scots.
We're met tae spen' an hour or twa
In social sang an' crack,
Till tae the days o' at)Id lane syne
Uor minds gae slcelpin back.
YVe'se toost the dear mild mitherland,
We've tint tae min' her fau'-B,
An' blyihely rax a frlen'ly hand
Tae a' gula brlther Scots, the nicht,
Tae a' yuitl britlier Scots.
The thistle in oor western land
Wuii bloom and (lower again,
While patriot impulse stirs the herts
()' loyal Scottish men.
For, whan St. Andre's day comes roun',
In earth's remotest snots
There springs a common unison
That biials us Scots tae Scots,the nicht,
Tiiat binds us Scots tae Scots.
consisting of a four-inch streak of
solid oro in the No. 2 drift. This is
a crosscut run in to tap the lead,
tnough started itself upon ti promis
ing -tringer. The main vein runs
more to the west, and In crosscutting
for it the new strike was made. The
ore is high grade. It is belieyed to
ho close to the main lend and is an
indication of better things to come.
The Speculator is rapidly developing
into one ofthe biggest propositions in
the division.
CHAMBER or MINES.
KniTou Drills
Sir,—You have doubtless learned
through the press that a movement
has been begun for the establishment
of a Chamber of Mines for Southern
British Columbia, and tothatertd a
provisional organization has been
effected by the friends of tin-movement. We are endeavoring to get
every mining and milling company,
mining men, merchants and others in
the whole district to join in the
moVement. Yi'e think, the time is
most opportune for it, and if all those
interested in mining will do so, we
are certain it will give a great impetus to the mining, milling and
smelting industries of the district and
cause a large amount of capital to be
invested in mines and kindred industries. In the course of two weeks
a general meeting (of which due notice will be given) of all those who
have already joined the movement
and those who signify their intention
to do so, will be held, when a permanent organization will be made,
officers elected, the membership fee
fixed, and all other matters looking
to making the Chamber of Mines a
useful channel for the dissemination
of news relating to the mining industry of the district and be the means
of attracting large amount of capital
for investment in it. Yours trulv,
J B. MoAUTHUR, President.
Rossland, Nov. 23, l'.'OO.
Arlington'! New Offloo.'
Daring the week the- Arlington
management havo moved into their
new ollice at the mine. It is one Of
the most complete establishments in
| the district, and combines com tort
and convenience to a marked degree.
fhe building is a two-story affair, the
lower floor being divided Into the
general  otUoe,  draught  room  and
| superintendent's ottlee.   Upstairs are
a number of  bedrooms  and a bathroom, with   hot and  cold  water attachments, etc.   A large balcony sets I v"1*" for Foley and Independence
oil'  the   front  of the structure and t
commands a splendid view of the j miking records.
valley.      The   oflico    is    plastered | 	
throughout, wiih a high wainscottlng j Appended is n complete list of tbe var-
and tile woodwork is finished in oil : ions records registered nt the local regis-
and varnish.   The new ofliee   is a   try office, H. P. Christie being mining
Liberals have held meetings and now | OUR     ORE    SHIPMENTS
it is the Conservatives' turn. They
purpose holding a grand rally this
evening in the .Music Hall, when the
party nominee. John McKane, will
present his views upon the public
questions of the day, and explain
why he should be sent to Ottawa.
Everybody invited and opposition
spcakei'B welcomed
SUBSTANTIAL   SHOWING   MADE   BV
THIS   DIVISION.
This Beaton in Fur the Beat »" Record—A.
Healthy Kvldetaoe of tlu* I.lft* nnd
IVeiilth of tin* Camp—Arlington til*
Biggest Shipper.
Shipments this week are confined
solely to the Arlington, which has
advanced into the front rank,passing
the 1,000-ton mark and the Enterprise at tho same time. One hundred
tons in all were exported, averaging
close to a carload a day. A great
deal of ore is being broken down at
the mine, keeping four teaniB busy
■in hauling it away. The fresh fall
of snow is making things easier for
the freighters.
Following is a list ofthe shipments
tliis year to date:
MINK. WKKK.
Enterprise	
Arlington    100
Black I'rince	
Kilo	
Hampton	
Neepawa	
Two Friends	
Alberta	
Bondholder	
The same auld bluid is llowin' yet,
As whan in days ajione
Oor martial sires for festive met,
An' sat wi' braidswords drawn ;
An' bumpers quaffed wi' ami accord,
An' cuist them frien'ly shots
At sine anither roun' the board. an(j r>roi*Tess
An hail'd them britlier Scots,the nicht  l       v   "
An' liall'dthem brlther Scots.
100
TOTAI.
'1020
1045
6U
20
«
7
20
3
20
2203
Remember, remember, the Cth of
December. Put an end to old party
bigotry.   Plump your vote for Foley
YVe'se feel the auld bluid flowin' yet,
Wa feel the self-same pride,
That stin'd oor faithers' herts tae do,
Whan they for freedom died;
That 1'rae the proudest castle ha',
An' frae the humblest cots,
Brocht forth alike the ljiit an' sum'
Tae stand ae britlier Scot-', an' fecht,
Eneuch tae say—as Scots.
Sac, anceagflln, anither year
Has winged its lengthy llicbt
Since Scotsmen mot wi' blythesome cheer
On last St. Andra's niciit.
An' since again wo pledge the land
That's foremaist In oor thochts,
An' aye while truth an' honor stand
We're a' guid britlier Scots, the nicht,
We're a' guid britlier Scots.
It. T. Aniikkson.
Lemon Creek, B.C.
Oct to the polls early on Thursday
and give your comrades a chance to
BUNKS   AM)   MINING.
great credit to the company.
Liberal Spiel,
The citizens usually turnout well
to a public meeting, and Tuesday
night's Liberal spiel was no exception, the hall being crowded to the
doors.   S. S. Taylor, of Nelson, and
recorder:
LOCATIONS.
-Waoash, Springer creek,  C
Nov li
II Locuspn.
Ifl—Eclipse No 2 fr, Dayton cr**ek, I)
A Boss.
20—Carthage, Violet ere. k, U E Allen
Haifa dozen men aro employed at
the Neepawa.
The Sloean Star has just declared
a $25,000 dividend.
There aro In men employed at the
Arlington mine at present.
Oeo. Avlwin is having some work
done on the Pontiac, Ten Mile.
Frank Byron quit work on the
Howard Fraction several days ago.
Viscount de Granimont, of the
Chapleau company, has returned to
France.
The Enterprise Mines is applying
for a crown grant on the Enterprise
fraction.
Frank Provost's sawmill gang apo
getting oui stoping timbers tor tuo
Arlington.
E. Mourgues, engineer of the Chapleau company, has gone to Franco
for bis family,
Ore is being taken from the Arlington now that is literally covered
with native silver.
Four teams are hauling oro from
the Arlington, some of their loads
weighing seven tons.
J. M. M. Benedum will work the
Early Bird Ten Mile, this winter.
It is close to the Kalispel.
A preliminary run ofthe Chapleau
mill was made this week and every-
ASBEaSMBXTB.
Nov 19—Empire for live veins. West
A. L. Sift ui, of Calgary, pleaded the I side for five years, Mineral Mountain for  thing found to work smoothly,
cause of \Y. A. Galliher.   Sifton de   th roe .years, Speculator fr for five years, .    , M
nied that ho had oppused the miners Speculator for two years, Eda fr for four j     I »f* new ore chutes at  the Arling-
inthe Territories,  or that Galliher years , ton  mine were   designed  by   Supt.
TRAKst-ERS. I DuBois,   They fill the bill.to perfw-
Nov 19—Clyde, I> Aniot, W .E Wor- \lion-
ilen, A C Smith and J 1'. Tattersall to W      T0m  Tohiti  and  Hugh  Cameron
S Johnson. 'have just completed assessment on
20—Black Hawk and Daisy, notice by   the   lliild  Mountain  fraction,   above
Em st Mansiieid that he claims one- ,jle Speculator.
.Tack McKinnon  is the first prospector in this division to take advan-
the audience was all ono    ,       u.lator<  Speculator   fr,    Mineral  tage of the law to advertise out a de-
,. , M .  i   . „,. . Mountain  and   l.d.i   Ir,   agreement    lie-    InuUent CO-OWnQI'.
way    boley and Independence. tweon the owners and J Frank Collom rj      ;,    ,,„„
obtaining crown grant for same. I Im < .1\K. are Axing up a num.
22   Clyde, VV s Johnson to the Chap- \** of «P«eW oara lor the use „  tlm
leau Con Gold Mining Co, for »8600. Arlington people  In  shipping   then-
had Bigned a petition against the
eight hour law here; als i that Laurier had given Asiatics the right to
vote. Between them the two speakers put up ii snio ith talk for the Liberals J. A. I'olev made a telling
-:. ech for Chris Folov and  Bcorcd l'"'11' '" -'••*■•'•
heavily against his opponents.    As     21—Francis M %. .1 B Tbempsen to L]
in the ease of former meetings,   tlu.';K Larson
Political Meeting! nt   trllugton.
Acted Strangely.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Ceo. Scut;, lately employed at the
Arlington, had been acting some
what strangely In town, and Sunday
evening was locked up, Mo was to
have been oomnilttcd to Nel on on n
charge of Insanity, bul friends step
I cd in and took him to the Sandon
hospital on Tuesday, the boys at the
Arlington raising over $70 for his
,,iiv. lb* will be examined by the
physicians at Sandon and his sanity
I Hised on, W lien lie left here Bcotl
ts   door   when appeared to bo all rlirht,
On Saturday afternoon and evening two meetings wel'e held at the
Arlington mine, in tho luti rests i f
Chris Foley* The management of
the mine kindly placed their handsome new ofliee at the disposal of the
men, who subsequently returned n
hearty vote i f thank-* to their em
ployCI'S   for   the    privilege   granted.
The meetings were well attended and
enthusiastic for the Labor candidate,
,1. a. Foley was tho principal talker,
he dell 'erlng two th nigbtfu
,■ nvinclng addresses. Supt, DuBois
and si ill' treated the delegation from
i iwn with the greatest courtesy,
which was deeply appreciated by the
Union representatives.
CKBTIFICATR OP  IMPR0VKMKXTS.
Nov i:;   Stephenlte fr.
Use your franchise on tho Ctb; don't
funk your duty. IfFolev is defeated,
the stay-at-homes will be held responsible.
Worl. 1 iii-iiii<n,  A 11,.ut Inn.
ore to the Nelson situ Iter.
(living to a mistake on the part of
the C l'K. engineers, tlie  Arlington
ore chutes at tlie  railway have bad
I to be considerably lowered.
A special  general  meeting ot tho
I shareholders of the Two Friends
Mine will be held at Vancouver on
December 21, to authorize the sale of
the company's assets.
It is the intention of the Indepen-
and|dent Labor Party to hold a final
gathering in the Music Hall next
Tuesday evening. This will be the
last spiel before the election and
every man in town is urged tube,
present.   A number of local speakers I Nelson on Monday, was again post
will be on   hand  and the  whys and   poned.    It. is announced now to take
wherefores of Foley's cause will be place on December 21, but It Is not
advanced. Enthusiasm will run high j likely to take place, as a  deal is on
A fatal accident occurred at the and any exponent nf views will bo  for the settlement ofthe debt and tho
[vanhoo mine near Sandon, Monday gladly welcomed.   Instructions will transfer of "the whole property to a
Again Postponed.
The sale of the Marpole interest in
the Two Friends mini, which was to
have taken place by the sheriff at
I'al -illl.v ut I iii* lv initio,1.
victim    was   William
boss,   lie *\a-. engaged
.A* E. TEJETHKi
Proprietor,,
New mi Ut" mi tlio Speculator,
An encouraging strike was made
on the Speculator a few days ego,
night,      The
Hryanl, night
m retlmburlng h portion of the mine
nnd was crushed by falling rock.
Co I'vutlvu  Itally,
Politics are warming up consider*
Oglventho electors why and Imw
they should vote. The fun is to begin promptly at eight o'clock. Bring
your wives and lady friends,
Foley's election will be a protest
ngninst old parly oppression of Labor,    Now Isyourchanoo, men, to do
iblv iii town. The Independents and  good.    Boost and. vole for Foley,       : the mine.
now company, The shareholders of
tin* Marpole quarter, which was
stocked in Vancouver, are to meet In
that city to ratify tho sale. At tbe
mine things are In Hrst-class shape,
and the outlook is bright indeed. A
great deal ol development is being
done, and tlie me t'CHCCYfia US increasing.   Ten nun are employed a'
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RETURN OF LORD ROBERTS
Sir Arthur Sullivan Burled—Accident to S. H. Blake-Boers
Routed—Other Notes,
Hon. David Mills hopes to induce Sir Wilfrid Laurier to accompany him to Mexico.
Oom Paul is coming to America
to reside permanently.
Col Hance Grace, of Peel county,
died at Toronto last night.
An unknown schooner is stranded
on Middle Grounds, Lake Ontario,
and 14 of the crew are clinging to
the wreck.
An Indian expert confirms the
statement that the bubonic plague
has appeared near King Williams-
town.
The relations between the United
State and the porte have reached an
acute shape.
Henry McMullen accidentally shot
and killed his brother, Sinclair McMullen at Stouflville yesterday.
A sensation was caused in the
reichstag yesterday by the action of
Baron von Thielman in refusing to
introduce a military pension bill.
The Boer's propose to again strike
at the borders of Cape Colony,
They seem to have taken fresh
heart and are energetic in every part
of the Transvaal and Free State.
Rt. Hon. Robert Wm. Hanbury
said: "This is no time for paltering
with the dying embers of the Boer
rebellion, for rebellion it now is,and
it must be stamped out vigorously.''
The Canada sailed yesterday from
Capetown for Durban to embark
Lord Roberts.
The improvement in the czar's
condition continues.
Sir Arthur Sullivan was buried in
St. Paul's cathedral this   afternoon.
Miss Helen Gould has purchased
over $3000 worth of clothing as a
Christmas gift to New Yorkers in
the Philippines.
Yesterday, at Toronto, Hon. S.
H. Blake slipped and fell down two
flights of stairs, severely spraining
his wrist and sustaining internal injuries.
While five military chapla
ware walking on Saturday evening
on Alcata Street, Madrid, another
chaplain named Florido met them,
The latter immediately drew a revolver and fired at the others,
wounding one of them named Val-
enzuela. Florido then committed
suicide by shooting himself in the
head.
Prospects are decidly favorable
for parliament being called the lirst
week in February or the third or
fourth week in January.
Col. Peters, D. O. C. inspected Dufferin Rifles Friday night.
In     complimenting the     men
on their appearance be said
many were to young and that many
more needed a haircut.
The Steamer Stolaf has been
wrecked off Seven Islands in the
Gulf of St. Lawrence, together it's
supposed with its entir; crew an
a number of passengers, twenty
seven in all.
MOW    ''AN AIM    IN ADVKHTIMKII
Wlrat The ***»***•  «•  I* Duisiie in  >i«w
kua Use   ■IouiIiiIoii Kimnii   Abroad
Mr. J. C. Holden, president of
the Ames Holden company, who
recently returned to Montreal after
a two-and-a-half years tour around
the world, concluded an interview
in the Montreal Ga/ette by stating:
"Two things in particular are
making Canada more widely known
and more highly considered the
world over. First her part in the
war, which has excited interest not
only in England, but in every   part
of the globe; secondly, the widespread advertisements of the C. P.
R. Wherever Mr. Holden went
he found the pamphlets of the
great railroad. He found them in
Russia, in Norway, in Turkey.
When the P. and O. steamship
reached Hong Kong all the passengers wished if possible to go on by
the Empress boals; for, after experience of the ships of many lines
and many nations, Mr. Holden
declares them unsurpassed for ccm-
fort, table and attendance. Eveu
in out of the way up-country inns
in Japan, where guests are forced
to eat and sleep on the floor and
their diet consists of fish of every
possible form, the C. P. R. advertisements were found. Canada's
reputation has never stood higher
than now.
From takes
to the Ocean
Steel Ship  Built Inland
For the Ocean Trade
tABig Scheme.
Duluth, Minn., Nov. 24.—Arrangements are now being completed for the construction of
steel ships on the lakes, on a large
scale for ocean service. These
ships will not be limited in
size      to   the     length ol     the
new canal locke.but will be built at
any length wanted by buyers. Six
or seven large and completely
equipped yards on the lakes are in
the scheme. The large ship builders have now drawn plans for ships
of from 350 to 650 feet in length,
but of no greater width than 43
feet, which they have submitted to
ocean ship owners. They have also submitted their designs to the
bureau of navagation and it has approved them. Tbe plan is to build
in sections, ships of a greater
length than the present locks will
carry, join them together in the
ship yard, and run them down the
great lakes to Montreal and then
put them together. The hulls will
be built complete at the lake yards
with a bulkhead at both sides of
the centre line. The space at the
centre between the* bulkheads will
framed but the plates will he bolted
temporarily. When completed
there centre parts will be taken off
and the ship launched as two boats.
Then the rear part containing the
machinery will hitch on to the forward end and one end will tow the
other.
It is the expectation of lake builders that they can complete not only
with the rest of Ihe United States,
but with foreign builders.
A PLOT
TO KILL
OUR BOBS
Was to Have Been Blown
to Pieces Last Snnday
Morning.
WOULD KILL McKINLEY
New York Police Have the INatties
of the Men Mixed up in Plot
—Further Investigation.
(By AMocitted  Prtm)      "*'"
London, Nov. 27.—A plot to assassinate Lord Roberts, in which
20 foreigners are concerned, has
been discoverned. It appears that
the conspirators laid a mine which
was designated to be blown up on
Sunday while Lord Roberts was in
church at Johannesburg, but" the
police and Lord Roberts' body
guard frustrated the conspiracy,
Ten men, mostly Italians, have been
arrested,
McKinley 10 ui<* auo.
New York, Nov. 27.—A  plot  to
assassinate President McKinley has
j been made known to   the  police   of
j Hoboken.     They   have*"communi-
! cated with the secret service bureau
j at Washington,   furnishing   names
! of the men who are accused.       fhe
police     received    the     information
through a letter written by'a Frenchman.    The name of the [accused   is
withheld by the police   for   obvious
reasons.
The Oar's, ruuillllnii.
Livida, Nov. 20.—The following
bulletin regarning the caar's condition has been issued: Tbe emperor
passed a good day yesterday. He
was able to sleep a little and bad
some perspiration. At 3 o'clock in
the afternoon his temperature was
qi).5; pulse 73. His majesty passed
a good night, be perspired profusely.
In the general course of his illness
a distinct improvement  is observed.
*  Terrible Murm
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 2(1. - Several lives were lost in the Hoods recently in western Tennessee. North
oi Dyershurg a woman and two
children in a buggy were thrown
into a slough by the crumbling ol
the roidwav and all were drowned.
A mail carrier was drowned iu
Caney creek near Glymph, Lardy
county while attempting to ford a
stream. A section hand on the
the Illinois Central was drowned at
the south fork of the Forked   river
An International congress attended by one thousand delegates assembled in Rome yesterday to discuss the use of cannon to prevent
hail, which is so destructive to
corps.
Ten thousand Chinese under
Gen Ho are said to be retiring in
the direction of Kalagan belore
Colonel Yorck's expedition. The
population is Iriendly and glad to
be rid of lio's soldiers.
The Lardoau'n Pruaporlt)
R. P. Pettipiece, of the Lardeau
Kagle.JFerguson, in speaking of the
Lardeau district's progress this season Mr. Pettipiece said: "There
has been more active development,
more money expended, and more
ore blocked out than all the previous years'together. The Nettie T.
has awarded a. contract to Craig &
Hellman to get out 1500 tons of
ore this winter. The Silver Cup,
will ship from 200 to 500 tons. The
Triune's 120 ton shipment of $300
ore will reach Trail inside of two
weeks. Work is being pushed . in
the Old Gold camp, over $150,000
having been "*pent in development
there this season. The Metropolitan, Sunset, St. Klmo, Brow, Surprise and others are working all
winter, while a good deal of placer
mining is being done near Ferguson on Lardeau creek. The Nettie
T. will work fifty men all winter.
A party of fourteen C. P. R. surveyors are now cross-seciioning
and re-locating their line into Ferguson*, and in all probability the
head of Kootenay lake will be
crossed with Arrowhead by this
time next year. President Shaughnessy has definitely promised the
Lardeau road for next season. In
fact the prospects tor this promising camp were never brighter than
at the present.
THE   CHAMBER   OK   MINES.
cess or failure of tbe undertaking,
the committee will be quite justified
in obtaining tbe services of the best
man^available, no ma'.ter_wbere he
comes from.
It must be extremely gratifying
to those who have taken up the organization of the Chamber of Mines
for Southern British Columbia to
find that their earnest efforts in this
direction are meeting with so good
a success all through the Kootenays
and Yale. fhe first circular issued
by the committee seems to have
very favorably impressed the resi-
denls ot the other camps in this section ot the province, and their
hearty co-operation in the scheme is
no longer a matter of doubt.
For the important position of
permanent secretary for lhe new organization -the only paid official—
a very large number of applications
have already been received, coming
from widely different points, It is
the intention, we understand, lo
make tbe best selection possible,
merit being the sole determining
factor. All things being equal, the
appointment should, il at all possible, go to some resident of Southern British Columbia. \ But as the
appointment largely means the suc-
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Provincial   Appointments.
By the last issue ofthe Provincial
tiazette the following gentlemen are
appointed Her Majesty's counsel
learned in the law lor tbe province:
Charles E. Pooley and II.I).Helmcken of Victoria, Sir Charles llibbert
Tupper and L, (i. McPhillips of
Vancouver, and (i. K. Corbould of
New Westminster,
Tbe following companies are incorporated: Mines Exploration,
Limited, capital $150,000; Sandon
Rink Co., capital $10,000; Victoria
Sealing Co., Limited, capital $500,-
000.
All placer claims in the northern
division of Kootenap are laid over
until June 1, moo.
M. VV. Crane, clothier and dry
goods merchant of Phoenix, has assigned.
Court of revision for Phoenix is
set Dec. 28, at 3 p. m.
A meeting of the   Fisher  Maiden
Mining & Smelting Co. will be held
Dec. 18 al Rossland.
KniK**-* ■•»  Vtotwc
Marseilles. Nov. 23.—Ex-President Kruger landed here at 10
o'clock this morning from the
steamer Gelderland.
The Krencli GreOtiUKi
Marseilles, Nov. 23—The weather
was beautiful and the Boer leader
received a magnificent demonstration. He appeared to be in good
health and repeatedly took off his
hat In acknowledging the acclamations of the people.
What   Kruger  Siiiil.
Replying to the addresses of welcome of the presidents of the Paris
and Marseilles committees J Mr.
Kruger spoke in Dutch *and in a
low voice, but he accompanied his
words with energetic movements of
his hat, which hejield jn his right
hand. After thanking the committees for the warmth of the reception accorded him and^ expressing
gratitude for the sympathy he had
received from the French government, he spoke of the war as being terrible and barbarously conducted by the British. He said, "I
have fought with savages, hut
tbe present war is even worse. We
will never surrender, we are determined to fight to the last extremity
and if the republics of tbe Transvaal and tbe Orange Free State
lose their independence it will be
because they have lost every man
and child."
The Gelderland was sighted several miles out at 8 o'clock in the
morning and Dr. Leyds and Messrs.
Fischer and Wessels, an interpreter
and Mr. Van llammcl, immediately
proceeded to tbe Dutch warship in
a steam launch and soon afterwards
boarded her. A conference of the
Boer leaders ensued. The Gelderland remained behind the island of
the Chateau d'lf, when she steamed
into the outer harbor, firing a salute
of twenty-one guns to which a
shore battery replied.
Mr. Kruger cannot but be elated
at the warmth   of his   reception  bv
the people oi Marseilles today.
Prom the moment the white, twelve-
oared barge left the side of the
Gelderland with ex-President Kruger
sitting in her stern, surrounded by
the Boer representatives, the storm
of cheering never ceased until he
entered his hotel. The fighting
declaration which Mr. Kruger made
at the landing stage dispelled at
once any impression that he might
accept a compromise trom the British government. His announcement
was greeted with a roar of cheers
and cries of "vive Kruger," "vive
les Boers," "vive la libertv." He
repeated the sentiment from the
hotel balcony, where, replying to
the storm ol acclamations from the
solid block of thousands of people,
Mr. Kruger said the reception given
him today would do much to sooth
the wounds of his heart. The
Boer, he said, would never sacrifice their freedom. They would
rather be exterminated to the last
man.
Two DnltM III AiiM-ricM.
London, Nov. 34.—Two dukes
will soon arrive in the United
States. Besides the duke ol Manchester and his bride who will sail
today, the duke of Newcastle sails
Dec. 6. The latter intends to
spend a few months in Florida,
returning in April, lie will not be
accompanied by the duchess.
All sorts of rumors arc current
about the jocky club investigation
into Lord Durham's charges against Lester Reifl among which is the
allegation that a well known sportsman bribed jockeys with large
amounts, during the past season,
with large profits. Whatever the
truth of the charges, it is certain
that the investigation has developed into a far largor scope than
when it commenced and now involves grave issues, in which English as well as American jockeys
and owners are concerned.
I\* E. Gosnell, secretary ol the
provincial bureau of information,
prints the following notice: "In
order that the government may be
in possession of definite information
with which to supply those seeking
investments in this province, I am
instructed to invite particulars from
those who have properties for sale,
and who may feel disposed lo forward such particulars to   this   ollice
for the purpose in   question.     |„
view of the proposed early reorgan-
ization of the agent-general's 0ffice
in London, England,  the  desirabil.
ity of having on file a list  of fKtni
and other properties for  sale,   wjtri
full and accurate/letails, is obviom
The fullest particulars   are  desired
not only of   the   properties   them,
selves, but of the locality in  which
they are situated, and the conditions
affecting them.      Printed schedules
will, upon application, be forwarded
to those desirous of making  sales.
Loiittusi'ti   Lord    tin,„r
London, Nov. 24,—Mr. Frank
Green, London's new Lord Mayor
takes a'^very practical and friendly
view of tbe American competition
of the city's trade and transport*,
tion.
"It is merely a matter of utilititr.
ism, he said to representative of
the Associated Press. /'American
capital is bound to improve husi.
ness here and I welcome' warmly
everything 'tending to bring thi
two nations thej'most good, | even
though it may4'appear to result'only
to the advantage to one of them.
Together, * Fngland and America
are more powerful in every way
than tbe rest of the world."
Regarding placing the government loans in ^America, patriotism
naturally compels me to say that
Knglish financiers should have tht
first chauce; but if Americans -give
better terms, why, let them have
them by all means. All things
being equal, I see no reason vli
Americans should not be alluded
to subscribe to the loan which ,*.
likely to be asked for at the resumption of parliament, and if by open
competition she can secure tht
bulk I am sure no hard feeling will
exist in the city.
Ottawa, Out., Nov. 24.—Hon.
John Costigan, Liberal member of
Victoria, N. B., wil! succeed at
Miall in inland   revenue office.
Sir Adolphe Caron is reported
somewhat better, but still in a
critical state. Senator Sir William
Hingston, of Montreal, is reported
seriously ill.
Portland, Ore., Nov. 20.—G. W'
Traynor, at Jacksonville, last night
shot and killed J. Hardenbrook and
then killed himself. Hardenbrook
was engaged to get married to Miss
Beeson, a sister of Mrs. Traynor,
but Traynor objected to the match
and had threatened Hardenbrook's
life.
Last night about 11 o'clck Miss
Beeson, Hardenbrook and Mrs.
Traynor were sitting around the
fire when Traynor walked out 0.1
the porch, and a tew moments lattf
a bullet came crashing through th«
window,striking Hardenbrook in th*
head. He died in an hour. Traynor
was found shortly afterwards near tli«
house with two bullet holes in hii
head.
Minneapolis, Minn, Nov. 16—
A special to the Times from Wellington says:
Coal outcropping! have been
traced 15 miles along the Chiin****
Bay*, 355 miles this side ol Unlmak
Pass, Alaska. Claims coverini,'
the best part of the vast deposit*-
have been filed by miners, employed
by Thomas Magon. The manager ot the Apollo Gold mines it
I'nga, says the veins uncoveied
to date are four and a half, flv*
and nine feet thick, comprising
excellent lignite and bituminous
coal.
in thc spring diamond drills will
be employed to determine thc depth
and continuity of the   deposits   and
development   will   commence   en
a large scale.
Thc veins are situated near tide
water, and only five miles distani
is a sheltered harbor, where steamers or sailing vessels can lo**" '"
safety. The deposits are so laic/
as to make certain and permanent
supply for Alaskan towns. Hill
alone will effect the Pacific COtfl
coal supply. I
ft GABLE LETTER
Gloomy Forbodlng in America About China-
AWait In  < In,,., I
•ondon'   Nov.   23.-A  despatch
1 ironi
says;
"Co
WILL HAVE TO CLIMB DOWN
No Truth    About   Milner's   Withdrawal from South Africa.
The U. S. Request.
London, Nov. 84.—The pessimist
reflected by the Washington specials
dealing with China buds a keen
Great   Britain's   cabinet.
Pekin   dated  November  22,
A CITY IN PERIL
mpetenl     ami    independent
judges of the present critical   stage
of the negotiations  opine   that   the
CCnsideration of all the   peace   preliminaries should be   transferred  to
Washington or to a Furopean   capital and he placed in   the  hands   of
plenipotentiaries   possessed   of  lull
powers to arrange the terms to  be
imposed on China.    Once the terms
are agreed on they   should   be  presented as a demand, and not requiring negotiations   with   the   Chinese
commissioners.    It is felt  tbat  the
present discussions by the ministers
who do not possess the   powers  to
decide on the multiplicity of propositions   without   referring   them   to
More   Floods   in   Southern
California.
BIG LOSS OF LIFE FEARED
Santa  Fee Trains Are   Stalled
Water Slowly Rising-Many
Homeless Families.
The   gloomy   forbodings   that  the j their   g0vernrnentSi   wdicn  hinder
United States will he  compelled   to | ;iml jr;1gs out ,he preliminaries and
withdraw from the  concert   ol   the
powers is only one ot the  causes   of
Tbe Kentucky'! Visit.
Constantinople,    Nov.   23.—The
porte has definitely rejected the   request for an exequatur for a 1'nited
Stales consulate at  Ilarpoot.    This
refusal is  regarded   by   the   United
States legation as ;i direct violation
of treaty rights, consequently,   despite the   refusal,   Dr.   Thomas   H.
Norton,    who   was   appointed   by
President McKinlej some  time ago
to establish a consulate at Harpoort,
has been directed to proceed to this
post.      The expected   visit  of the
battleship Kentucky  to  Smyrna  is
believed to relate quite as much    to
this   matter   as   to   the   indemnity
question.
CHINESE OUTLOOK
British Governments Not to
Join Germany in Demand.
RENEW  TRADE RELATIONS
Situation Is Regarded More Serious
In Washington Than
In London.
Sullivan  Dead
London, Nov. 22. — Sir. Arthur
Sullivan, tbe musical composer
is dead, the result of heart desease.
Sir. Arthur Sullivan's death was
very unexpected. It occured at
nine o'clock this morning, while he
was laughing and talking in a house
here. He fell down and died within a few minutes of heart failure.
He had been ailing for seme time
but it was not believed his heart
was affected. Recently he had
been in better health than for some
weeks past.
this feeling, for the British minis-
, rg are now inclined to believe llu
piesenl b"*-'s °* negotiations cannot
result satisfactorily.
nfhe United Slates," said an official ol the foreign office to a representative of the Associated Press,
•Yannol be any more anxious ilian
England to get out   ot   the   China
uddle.     The  cabinet ministers are
to   believe   tht
China to pun-
merely a
waste ol lime He.ith by edict is a
farce and a lairy tale. The powers'
forces now in China arc Utterly inadequate to overrun the countr) and
enforce their demands. England
has no intention of augmenting her
is to such an extent   .is  would   regarc
will result m long delays, causing
the greatest uneasiness in the foreign communities, who anticipate
vastly iucreased difficulty in reaching a settlement, owing to the alleged waste of time.''
niu    ^^^^^^^^
reluctantly coming
endeavors to eompe
ish individual offender
III   till*   Trull**! mil
London, Nov, 23.- A dispatch
from Transvaal says that in the surprise of the outposts oi the "Buffs"
at Balmoral November in, the
Hoers lost sixty men killed and
wounded. In an attack on Wilge
river they were beaten off with a
loss of 130 killed and wounded.
■ ii.
•Mill"   s.-iire.
lhe Star commenting on the   report    that    Gen,   Botha    with   his
command is   close  to   Dewetsdorp,
Is the news as most   disqtnet-
t roopl
he necessary it the Europeans them- i mg
selves undertake  to  inflict  punishment,     11 looks very niii.li as ii   we
shall all have to climb down.      The
only question is how it can inst  be
dene with dignity    and,   under   the
circumstances giving the most   sat-
ist.utoi\ u-sults.     The policy of indefinite decimation which the American journals seem   to   attribute  to
Germany   is  not   in   the  slightest
shared by Great Britain.   This view
is not lhat oi a majority of the English press, who condemn what   they
call   the    'weak    kneed    polic)
Vmerica.'
"The seizure ot tlu* British steamer Taboga by the Columbian government officials at Panama is not
regarded seriously here. Ihe British gunboat Pheasant will investigate the matter and io due course ot
iime Columbia will probably be
asked for an explanation, bul the
affair is not likelv to produce any
striking developments.
The request of ihe Toiled States
ambassador, Mr. Choate, for the
suppression of the Filipino junta at
Hongkong has been put in tlie
hands oi the colonial office, 11
will take some weeks to ascertain
'he facts. *tn official said: "Hongkong, of course, is part ot a free
country ami we ..mo.u like the arbitrary steps, even to please \mer-
the international
11 here in l.on-
iowerlcss  to
ami says
"We have heard manv strange
stories, but one thing we know,
that French was pursued all the
way from Middlehurg to Standerton
.oul gol through the terrible neck of
the mountains only by the skin of
his teeth."
kiii in ihi   Promotedi
Anaheim,   Cal.,   Nov.   23,—The
city is  threatened  with  inundation
by the rise of the Santa   Ana   river.
Over 100 families have already been
driven from   their   homes   near  the
river and it is feared there has been
loss of life in   the   lowlands   below
here.    Anaheim is    100   feet   lower
than the river, and when Ihe   water
got over the banks   there    was    no
way of checking  its spread.      During the night the Catholic cemetery
was Hooded  to   the   depth    of  one
loot, while the peat lands, where   a
large crop of celery is growing,have
also been Hooded.    Along   the   Los
AlimitOS branch of the Southern Pacific railroad more than   a   mile   of
track has been washed   out,       The
Santa Fe trains are   stalled here by
the Hooding of 3000   feet   of   track
beyond Fullerton.
Indian* Starving.
San Diego, Cal., Nov. 2;,.—
Hundreds of Indians on the Mesa
Grande reservation are reported lo
be on the verge of starvation because of the failure of their crop of
manzanita berries and acorns due
I to lhe drouth last June.
Report* Irom Alrli-a
London, Nov'21.—The reported
death of General Skalkburger, acting president of the Transvaal since
Mr. Kruger's departure from that
country, is discredited here. There
is a mere rumor that he died at
Johannesburg November 9, but tbe
report lacks confirmation. A long
dispatch from Lord, Roberts refers
to a number of minor occurrences
but does not mention (ten. Schalk-
burger's death.
The only incident of importance is
the surprise ol an outpost of the
"Buffs" southwest of Balmoral on
November 19, Six of the Bulls
were killed and five wounded. An
officer and thirty men were made
prisoners. The post has since been
reoecupied.
London, Nov.   23.   -The   cabinet
today decided to make Lord   kitchener .1 lieutenant  general   so   as   to
of I enable hi.n to take over tin' supreme
, command in South Africa.
Coming tu America,
New York, Nov. -';,.-—The Duke
and Duchess of Manchester will sail
for New Vork on the liner St. Louis
on Saturday, says a Journal and
Advertiser dispatch   from    London.
hold
"all
He
ica,      Most   ol
plots are hatched rign
ilon, but we  ire quite
suppress them.
lhe   persistent    reports   that
■tlfred Milnei. the British high commissioner in South    Mm.a.   Willi
invalided   home    permanently
IK- wil! be affordei
Sll
\»mull rhii Boer Storiea.
Kroonspruit,    Nov.    2 \.  —Gen.
Bruce    Hamilton's   column   arrived
here yesterday, The troops broughl
in a number of Boer prisoners.   The
latter relate the  remarkable  assur-
ances that they received from  Gen.
De Wet   a   fortnight    ago,      They
say he urged the burghers   to
out until December 10,    when
the British were going home."
added that the British had the   permission ol Russia to fight for a year
only.    Queen Victoria was at Capetown, whither she had fled to escape
the Chinese, w ho had captured   hall
oi   England,     General   Botha had
driven thc British oul ol the Transvaal ar.d had taken Pietermarit/-
burg. I1.' Wet himselfwas fighting
in Cape Colony, burning faims and
I.oro1 Roberts wounded b\ three
bullets, had been taken from
hi on lo die and had been
tlu 1 e beneath the town hall.
5 2(1
Pro-
and
e,inuiullcss.
be
ire
.1
London
M Iml   Itiiriilimii   MM
Nov.    n.    The
day as soon as
noli ^	
ilu* last man  the  government   con-
templates withdrawing bom  Sooth
Miica, and the  stale   ol   his   health
bj no means justifies tbe rumors,
A nova- Betrothal
\ew York, Nov. -•.*• The be
trothal ol Prince Napoleon Louis
Bonaparl to Grand Duchess Helen,
daughter ol the Grand Duke Vladimir, is ofi.ciall) announced, according to a Journal and Advertisei *
patch li01,11 St. Petersburg
feasible.     He is | News puh|lsnes ,llis mormnR an ,n
terview with Burnham, the  Ameri
11 llu   stall
the   tin-
dis-
Dnl
Were   Well   se.s. i> < •'■
Belfast,   Nov.    11     The
and Duchess ol Manchestci  irrived
.0 Tnnderage castle  yesterda)    mil
were received with greal rcjo'u
Bonfires  blazed   and   Illuminations
were zonernl, I he 1 rowd*
-   . 1
the couple drove through the  u,wn
and the  duke   thank, ll    111
Foi their reccptiini ol i"s •,|"'1
duke .\nd duhess    will gO  '.0
and Japan from the  United Su les
tenant*
The
ndin
can s, oul, w ho was o
Lord Roberts regarding
portance ol scouting under the modern system of warfare, which put
a premium on individuality, Mr,
Bui uii.mi recently received a letter
from Lord Roberts testifying that
in his opinion no other man could
hiivf performed the services rendered bv Mi. Burnham. "Services
requiring such peculiar training,
skill, courage and   endurance,"
Orders have been issued bj Ma-
joi General O'Grady llalv prohibit-
ing the use ol intoxicating liquors
in Canadian regimental canteens,
I he wind and i tin storm which
set iu in eastern Ontario yesterdav
reached Montreal last nighl and
played havoi With wire, trees and
buildings.
Ov ei   10 parents hai e  been   lined
m Toronti i foi not   registering  the
births ol then ,. hildren,
Frightful murder
Fldorado, Kan.,   Nov. 21. — Miss
Jessie Morrison, charged with   killing Mrs. Olio Castle   last   June   bv
cutting her throat with a razor, was
I placed on trial here today.
The case is one ot the most re-
■ markable in the histor) oi Kansas
crimes. Miss Morrison's alleged
motive for the crime was jealousy,
she having been a former sweetheart of Castle, who is a clerk in a
store. Miss Morrison, who
years old, is the daughter oi
bate Judge M 11. Morrison
the family has been prominent in
Fldorado society for years.
Mrs. Castle, who was a Miss
Mary Wiley, was the same age as
her alleged murderer. Her family
also was well-to-do. One afternoon
a few weeks alter the wedding
neighbors, attracted bv Mrs, Cas-
I tie's screams, broke into her house,
i They found her lying in a pool of
blood from several gashes in her
throad and Miss Morrison, razor in
hand, bending over the prostrate
woman. Miss Morrison too was
bleeding from several cuts.
Mrs. Castle lived for
I Before she died she ma1
daily I ment declaring thai  Mis-   Morrison
luul attacked her without   provocation and sen I  word  torgiving   her,
Miss Morrison w ill    plead
tense.
Paul   Kraiifi-
Marseilles,   Nov.   21,—Fx-President Kruger not having   arrived   at
i 1130 the crowds followed the   lead
of the reception commitee   and  dispersed in the falling krain   with   the
idea of reassembling   at   2   o'clock.
The landing and the inner (bay   had
been animated throughout the morning by a great number of spectators
that occupied every   place  of  vantage,   and  moved   about   in   small
boats. '
Marseilles, Nov. 21.—2 p. 111.—
The Dutch cruiser, Gelderland,
having on hoard former President
Kruger, of South African Republic,
is reported to be ofl' Toulon. The
reception of Mr. Kruger is likely to
be postponed until  tomorrow.
Ileil-
niried
18   days.
a  state-
Auarctilat  llu** Friends
Brussels, Nov. 21. In the chamber of deputies yesterday the Socialists made an attack on the government in connection with the recent extradition trom Prance of Si-
pidio, the youth who attempted to
assassinate the Prince of Wales in
this city some months ago. M.
Vandervelde, the Socialist leader in
the house, declared that Sipidio's
extradition was illegal and that it
had been secured by the interven- |
tion of King Leopold, who was
prompted thereto by a desire to pro
pitiate Great Britain.
M. Vanderheuvel, minister ol
justice, in defending the government's action in the case, declared
that Sipidio had been surrendered
to the Belgian authorities by France
in virtue ol the Franco-Belgian COO*
tion ot 1898, which provided that
each nation should surrender to the
refugee minors who had doled without discretion,
New York,   Nov. 23,—American
dispatches, says the Tribune's London correspondent, indicate that
the Chinese situation is regarded
more seriously in Washington than
it is in London. The theory that the
British government will join tier-
many in impossible demands on
China is not supported by the fact
as understood in diplomatic circles
in the British capital.
The two powers are working together, but clearly the British government will not persist in demanding an impossibility when the interests ofthe mercantile community in
England require the restoration of
the normal trade relations with
China at the earliest possible date.
Premature action by the United
States government in withdrawing
from negotiations will retard that
settlement. Tbe Herald bas a
Washington   dispatch  which   says
Tien Tsin, Nov. 21,   via   Shanghai,    Nov.    21,—There   has    been
considerable tiring   recently   in   the
neighborhood of   Tien   Tsin,    and
owing to a report, that the   German
quarter of the city would be attack-
ed,last night the German troops were
held in readiness for   action   at   an
iustant's notice.    Nothing   happened,    however,   to   show   cause   for
the alarm, although   today   all   the
Chinese    servants   of   the    Bengal
lancers officers and men, left,saving
lhat they had   been   informed   that
the   Boxers   were   matching   in    a
large     body    on    Tien    Tsin     and
Pekin.       Neither      Gen.      Lome
Campbell.of the British troops,   nor
Colonel Poole oi the Americans believes there is any truth in   the    rumor, but the natives   evidently   believe it and many of them are   leaving the service ofthe foreigners.
Horn   l>r I rill ill
Bloemfontein, Nov. 22. — The
Boers under Brand were defeated
Nov. 18 at Vaderspan with heavy
losses, the lancers charging through
the flying Boer's line and doing
deadly damage, as a number of
riderless horses demonstrated.
Brand himself was wounded. The
British casualties were not   serious.
!M«won- at <'H|i«*t<>%» ii.
Capetown, Nov. 22.—The health
ollice has certified that the disease
prevailing at Izeli, near King Wil*
liamstown, is the bubonic plague.
Another case was reported today.
Waldersee umt tin- Vlceroj
Berlin, Nov, 21, Count Von
Waldersee cables from Pekin that
he will return today the visit of tbe
viceroy. He has advices from Col.
York's corps show ing that the  Chi
MiiIiIm-.I a Tniii>
St. Louis Mo., Nov.   22.—News
was received  here   last    night   of
the holding up oi    the    Iron    Cannon   Ball     passenger   train, northbound at GirTord Ark, a   few   miles
this side of Melvern Junction.    The
hold    up  occured   at   7:30  o'clock
and was brought about   by   half  a
dozen men.    The bandits had   built
a huge   bonfire on   the  track,   undoubtedly   figuring   that   it   would
cause  the    engineer   to bring     the
train to a standstill.   He,   however,
scenting    an    attempted   tobbery,
opened the   trottle and  sought   to
rush their fiery  obstacle.      Several
burning ties caught in the pilot   and
I soon brought the train   to a   standstill.     Instantly three   masked  men
ordertd the   engineer   and   fireman
to leave the engine   at  once.      Another robber   went   on   lhe   side   ot
the car, hailed   the  conductor   and
ordered      hi in   to   remain    inside.
Each   older   was  obeyed.      While
the    four   robbers   were   standing
guard and occasionally tiring a shot
to frighten the passenger, their two
accomplices     entered   the   express
car and ordered messenger   Samuel
Havory to "step   aside   or  get  in
the corner."    The   large   safe   was
charged five times   with   dynamite,
each explosion   making   a   terrible
noise tnd   tearing   off  portions   oi
lhe car.    A large   bole   was   bored
in the door ofthe safe, but   an   entrance could not   be   effected.     The
robbers finally announced that they
nese general Wo, with 10,000 regu- I nad no   more    dynamite   and  then
they gave up the task oi trying to
force the door. Then picking up
the local express boxes, and sever-
packages, they ran to their horses,
which had been hitched near b\
and hurried away. No attempt
was made to disturb or molest the
passengers. The trainsnien say
about $500 in the boxes was taken,
0!
self
was received ihi-  mornin
IK- and   the   re   | has been appo
Won
Irom Col. Ciller
mainder of the lirst contingent have
reached Cape Verde islands "all
well."
The supreme court al Ottawa has
adjourned until Dec 7.
At the Queen's Own inspection in
Toronto Douglas Williams, the
young bugler who sounded the
charge at Paardeberg from the top
of an ant hill while bullets Hew
thick around him, was presented
with the historic bugle bv lhe
Queen's Own, his old regiment,
A lire in Tacoma yesterday destroyed a row ol manufacturing
buildings, lhe loss is estimated at
$30,000,
The DelagOQ Bay railroad  a
was paid this morning,
\ cabinet council was held at Ott-
tawa today. Sir. Wilfrid Laurier was
present.
Mr. J. Francis Lee,   ot Toronto,
inted General   Traffic
manager   of  the   White    Pass    &
Yukon railway.
Won David Mills said today at
Toronto that he did no expect the
next session of parliament be a very
lengthy one.
The recount in Ottawa has increased Balcourt's majority from
six   lo   seventeen   ov er Camp ague,
Conservative,
F, F. Clarke, M. P. fo. West
Toronto, was mentioned loday as
lhe future Conservative leader.
The president ofthe Ontario College oi Pharmacy has called a meeting of Ihe committee to   oppose the
proposed taxation Of $1000   a   year
ward ' on all druggists   In   the   Dominion
parliament.
lar troops and much artillery is
near Lagan preparing to exist energetically a further advance to the
expedition. Col. York therefore
will await reinforcements belore at
tempting  to   proceed.
Prluee  1 mm Arretted
Berlin,   Nov.   21.—Prince   Tuan
has been arrested   and stripped   ol
power bv    the   order   of   the   emperor  and   empress   dowager   but 1 nete *aiu au«l China
fears are felt    of  Gem    Tung   Full       Washington, Nov.   27- Recently
Saing, who with 16,000 regulars is   ,he administration has adopted a
ll   llu Jang Pu. waiting policy in lhe mailer   oi  the
Pekin negotiations.     No action has
been taken   upon   Germany's   pro-
Dr. Bryce.ol the provincial board i posal to make the execution of the
of health,con**ideis that the decrease | Boxer leaders a condition precedent
' to the continuance oi  negotiations.
shown in lhe Ontario birth rate is
largely due to the carelessness of
parents in not registering births.
'The pope yesterday visited the
Basilica oi St. Peters and experienced such fatigue that he had to
take to his bed. It is turther asserted that he fainted   twice.
Natives report thai former President Steyn and General Dewet,
with iooo men, traversed the British lines between Alexandria and
Warringham's store and attacked a
British post. The Boers subsequently retired and took the road
to Dewetsdorp in the Orange R*ver
colony.
In connection with the bubonic
plague in Capetown Sir Alfeed Mil-
ner, the British high commissioner,
has proclaimed that nil ol lhe east
coast ports of South  \liica between
the  Tenth and Fortieth parallels are
infected,
The president has decided, it is understood, tbat this matter can well
rest until further developments show
what the German and other governments propose to do. At the same
time Mr. Conger,in accordance with
his instructions, will advocate that
the powers adopt a demand which
the Chinese government   can   meet.
The  l*»|i**r*» nil   Kill**..*!-
London, Nov. 2;. 'The morning
papers devote an unusual iiiiioiin t
of space lo Mr. Krnget's arrival al
Marseilles and his doings, but are
inclined to treat the matter edi-
torally with comparative inditler-
| ence. in the    conviction   that  noth-
I ing can alter the course of events
111 South Africa No resentment is
displayed at what is regarded as
"The harmless enthusiasm ol
Frenchmen." THE DRILL, SLOCAN, P.. C, NOVEMBER 30. 1900.
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THE SLOCAN DRILL
sfj. E. Smithkrinualm, Editor and Prop.
18 PUBLISHKI> BVKRT KUID.VY AT
SLOCAN,       ....       B, C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
•subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $" each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal adve. Using.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a. line
.for each insertion.
Commercial Hates made known upon
Application.
The Subscription is $2 per year, striet-
4y in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
THE SLOCAN DRILL,
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, 1900.
KltlTOltlAl.    CltOI'l'lNOS.
Don't shirk your duty on December
•6. A man who will not use his franchise deserves no recognition. Every
.Independent thinker must do his
duty.       	
Foley's opponents assert he is
standing for class legislation. How
about tho other fellows, when their
strength comes from all sources save
the ranks of Labor.
' Got to the polls early on December
*8 and bring another voter with you.
Your vote is wanted to help along
Labor's cause. Give Foley a boost
and you will not regret it.
That Grit returning officer at Rev-
•elstoke was on to his job when he
cried to squelch Chris Foley's nomination. For ways that are dark and
tricks that arc vain the Grit machine is peculiar.
"Workingnien, you have not received gentle handling from your
opponents in this campaign, but you
can well afford to treat vour adversaries with courtesy and fairness.
Fight fair and above board.
Clifford Sifton has stolen Foley's
plank of government railways, and
John McKane endorses compulsory
arbitration. The leaven of socialism
•is working, and soon wc shall all be
united on a common platform—Chris
Foley'8.   ^___
Only a few days more in which to
work. Buckle to it, boys. Tlio victory is half won. Other districts will
do their duty by Foley; don't let the
Slocan be a laggard. Declare your
intentions and rustle every vote in
sight for the 6th.
Tory and Grit alike arc Hooding
the country with speakers to down
Foley. The latter is successfully
combatting them all, single-handed.
Laborers, arise in your might and
enable victory to rest with the champion of your cause, Chris Foley.
So W. A. Galliher, the Liberal
nominee, and A. L. Sifton, his sponsor, have both been proven enemies
of Labo; —the one opposed the eight
hour law in British Columbia and the
other in the Territories. What a
precious pair of beauties to go round
posing as "friends" of the working-
men!
Workingmen, who was it thnt at
tempted to  disfranchise  the many I
hundred voters in  Nelson and the
Slocan last spring '.    And who was It
showed the importers of alien labor
into the Slocan  last winter how  to
evade the Alien Labor Law?   By
vour Votes make answer, on Decern
•ber Cth.
A. L. Sifton, on Tuesday night.
said (ialliher did not sign the anti-
eight hour law petition, tor he was
in Ontario at tho time; and that the j
name on the petition wns Tcctzcl and
not Galliher. The department of
mines, however, vouches for It that
(iallihcr's name is on the petition fol- i
lowing Teetzel's,    Truth will out.
DRILL   POINTS.
A new school teacher has been
granted to New Denver.
Con Murphy returned on Saturday
with his wife "and family.
The heavy thaw during the week
showed up the ground again.
AV. B. George left for Nelson yesterday, to spend the winter.
Thc Liberal meeting nt New Denver on Monday was a regular fizzle.
Just arrived, ;i large consignment
of knitting yarn; all colors. Bennett
&Co.
Nelson parties were figuring on
staking the water right at float
creek.
Ike Lougheed is making good
headway with the Lemon creek sleigh
rond.
An effort is being made to get a
postoflice established in the Arling
ton basin.
See our new line of children's winter hats and caps. Prices low. Bennett & Co.
A big boiler from the str. Trail, nt
Nakusp, passed through here during
the week for Nelson.
J. Clark is a patient at the hospital,
h ivlng been brought down from the
Two Friends Sunday.
Something new in the line of Xmas
presents will be opened up in a few
days at the Drugstore.
Manager Brown, of the Bank of
Montreal, New Denver, has been
transferred to Rossland.
Pete Angrignon has received the,
contract for 1 aiding the ore from the
Ilartney to New Denver.
James Currie, an old-timer in the
Slocan, but lately resident in Trout
Lake, was here on Monday. "
A coal famine prevailed in town
during the week, caused by a blockade on the Crow's Nest road.
T. If. Giffin, a well known government official in Nelson some years
ago, recently died in Ontario.
Monday evening an enjoyable hop
took place In the Oddfellows hall.
Neil McMillan got up the affair.
This is the natal day of St. Andrew,
the man who invented mush and
haggis for the bare-legged Scots.
The Miners' Union has leased the
Linton hall, and all meetings of the
Order will be held there in future.
This evening a meeting is announced to take place in the Oddfellows
hull, to discuss the question of waterworks.
Services will be held In the Anglican church next Sunday, morning
and evening. Rev. A. Mount is the
preacher.
L. A. Thurston has succeeded after
six months in making good his case
against the Nelson customs house.
He got his rebate this week.
Arlington Basin Store is now open
for business. Full line of gents' furnishings, boots and rubber goods is
kept in stock. Lowest prices and all
goods guaranteed.
By advertisement in this issue, it
will be seen that the B. O. Chamber
of Mines,recently formed at Rossland,
is in need of a good live correspondent from this camp,
A Vancouver subscriber complains
of not getting his DRILL. It is mailed
regularly from here, but it is hard lo
safeguard the sheet, so highly is it
prized by the public.
Thursday evening a most successful Foley meeting was held at Aylwin, being attended by miners from
the Enterprise and other properties.
J. A. Foley was thc orator.
II. J. Robertson has a very striking
calendar this year, the pictures being
the surrender of Cronje and the
charge of the Canucks at Paardoburg,
They are in great demand.
Saturday evening a meeting nf the
adherents of the Anglican church will
be held at Dr. Hcutlcy's residence
for the purpose of re-ortranization.
Meeting commences at 7:.'io.
Yesterday afternoon about io of the
townspeople went an to the Arlington, as guests of t! c management,
who opened their new offices with a
ball.    An elegant time was put in.
It is the intention ofthe local light
and water company to submit a pro
position to the citizens shortly, snllc
ittngsubscrlptlons to their stock sheet
A. L. Sifton denied here Tuesday
night that W. A. (inlliher had signed a petition against the eight hour
law. He did not know then that on
the previous evening the same W. A.
Galliher, at Revelstoke, owned up to
his deed like a little man. In crossing a dangerous stream in a leakv
boat, thu passengers should not be at
cross purposes.
Subscribe
for
The
Slocan
and Invltlhg them to take hold of the
scheme. The company mean business.
J. G. McCallum & Co. have been
appointed local agents for the New
Williams sewing machine, a high
grade Canadian product. A shipment
of machines has been received, cm-
bracing four grades, the last one
having the collapsible head. These
machines are warranted and will be
always found up to the mark.
Gwillixzi 6c Johnson,
MINING  ENGINEERS
AND ASSAYERS.
Slocan,
B. C
Hon. Clifford Sifton has doubled
,upon himself. He is now going in
for government ownership of railways, having promised the people of
Vancouver that he would urge his
Colleagues at Ottawa to build a mil-
way from the const to Kootenay, No
one would think of saying that this
decimation of his was made to catch
.votes in Burrai'd.
*        , ' . ii
.$2.00
per annum.,
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
I HEREBY give n< '•<> t'at U.Behne
haB failed to perform h ssessment
work on the Truro mineral claim for the
year ending August 80, 1900. And 1 give
notice thnt, unless the paid Al. Hehne
pnvshis proportion of said assessment,
amounting to $."i0, and all costs attached
thereto, I shall claim his interest in the
Raid mineral claim, under section 4 of
the Mineral Act, Amendment Act, 1900.
Dated at Slocan City this 24th dav of
November, 1900.
John McKinnon
To the Public.
Having purchased the
Stationery and Fancy
Goods business of R. A.
Bradshaw, at the Postof-
fice Store, I respectfully
solicit a share of your pat-
ronage.
A. R. BOLDERSTON
Large Stock of Xmas Goods
open in a few clays.
H. J.
UU-.1M.J--.I,
TINSMITH   AND  PLUMBER.
My third biff shipment of Heating
Stoves and Ranges for the season
will soon be here.
MeClary's Stoves took the gold medal
at thc Paris Exposition.
Sole Dealer in Slocan for
these Stoves.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.
CerHe of Impreii,
ICntoiprise Fraotiouul   Kittens* Clulm.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Hi-
vision of West Kootenay District.
Where located :—Adjoining the Enterprise, on Ten Mile creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T.
Twigg, as agent for tho Enterprise (British Columbia) Minos, Ltd., Free Miner's
Certilicate No. B36328',intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to applv to the
Mining Recordor for a ceititicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that notion,
under section .57, must he commenced
before the issuance of such certilicate of
improvements.
Haled this 29th dav of November, 1000.
80-10-00 H. T. TWIGG, Agent
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN
J. I.
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
Engineer,
SLOGAN,
B. C.
Crockery
and Glassware.
"We are tho exclusive dealers In
these goods in the town. Largest
stock on the lake to select from.
Large assortment.   In
Carpets
also we have some special bargains.   Latest Patterns.
D. D. ROBERTSON
Pioneer Livery
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.
P. E. ALLEN,
Manager
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Kates.
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Lethbi'idge.
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Ollice:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.
Apples,     Apples,
SLOCAN
A. C. SMITH,
H. D. CURTIS,
Notary
Public.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts    of   Titles   Furnished.
Slocan,
B.   C.
J.J.Walker
Watchmaker
and Jeweler.
A full line of
Watches, Diamonds,
Clocks, Jewelry, Plat-
edware and Spectacles
always In stock.
Repairing a specialty and all work
left at The Drill ollice will bo forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Agents for the—
B. Laurence Spectacles,
Eyeglasses, and Snow-
glasses.
Eyes tested and perfect
satisfaction guaranteed.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
DRUGGISTS, SLOCAN, B, C.
THE UMBER OF MINES
wants   thoroughly   reliable
CORRESPONDENTS
in every Camp in the Districts ol East and West Kootenay and Yale, to whom
reasonable compensation will
be paid for their services.
Correspondents will be ex
pected to furnish the Chamber of Mines with all development going on at, tho
mines, the installation of
machinery, shipments of ore
and yalui.'.and generally such
news as will attract the attention of capitalists and cause
them to investigate and invest. Applications tu bo addressed to the—
CHAMBER OF MINKS,
Southern  British Columbia,
(Kootonays and 5Tale), Rossland, B.O
1*. 0. Box 57b'
Bargain
Sale .  .  .
EachSaturday
We give a discount
on all
China
and other Japanese
ware, to make room
for biggest stock of
Xmas Goods ever
brought into the
Slocan.
Saturday Only
s dm k
New Denver, B. C.
Leave Your Order With
A. David,
THE fllNER'S TAILOR,
For a Nice Winter Suit.       Perfect  Fit  Guaranteed.      We use only ,\l,
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postoflice.
Boots <fc Shoes.
We have a large stock of new boots and shoes for
men, women and children, embracing line and
heavy lines. A full supply of overshoes, rubbers
and "general rubber goods. Prices right and
quaJity guaranteed.
 T. McNeish & Co.
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
McCallum&Co
Denlcrs in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET, -       BLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and  Blacksmith Coal.
Slon City litters' Union
No. 62, W. F. of H.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Music Hull. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
JAS. A. BAKER,
President.
W. J. ADCOCK,
Financial Secretary !
The Murcutt Branch
or thi-'. W.C.T.U., Slogan,
Meets thu second Thursday in each month
at 8 P.m. Next meeting in the l'r»*!>-
byterianohurch. All meetings open
to those wishing t  join.
Mas. W. .1. AHDSKWS, Mas. T. B. Hail
President. for. Secretary.
Notice
Tu Independent l.iilior 1'urt;- Kui>!>iirtt*r>i.
THE impression prevails that voters in
tho coming Dominion election can
vote any place in the Biding. This is not
so.    All Independent Voters take notice
that yon must vote In tho Provincial
Biding in which you aro registered.
Also, take notice that the Yale-Carl-
boo-Kootenay election tnkes place on
DECEMBER 6th, and every friend of
Labor is urgently requested to cast his
ballot for CHRIB FOLEY.
BY ORDER OF COMMITTEE
Independent Labor Party
^locan, Nov. 1, 1000,
PLATFORM ~~
—OK   THE—
Msptat Late Parly
Adopted in Convention at Nelson
on thc 3rd of October, 1900
1. Free compulsory education.
2. Legal winking day of eight hours.
I!. Government inspection of all Industries.
•I. Abolition of contract system on
nil public works.
5.   Public owner-hip of all franchisee.
ii. Prohibition of Asiatic Immigration and the regulation of all Immigration by an educational test us to Immigrant's fitness, and the abolition nf nil
special  Inducements and   privileges to
foreign Immigrants  lO  settle in  thu Do
minion.
7.   Abolition of child labot under 12
k,   Abolition of the |260 deposit required of all candidates for the Dominion
house.
0. Compulsory arbitration ol all labor disputes.
10. Prohibition oi prison labor in
competition with fie; labor,
11. Ail election days to be made public holidays.
12. Abolition of Dominion Senate,
PellowLaborers,your vote
and influence are solicited on behalf of:
Chris Foley
The Labor Candidate.
Elections, Dec. 6th«
Your
Christmas
Jewelers.
Our new and handsomely illustrated catalogue will place you
in just as good a position to
"shop" with US as though
living in our city.
It contains hundreds of the
very choicest things in fine
jewelry, watches and silverware.
A copy will be sent you free
upon application.
RYRIE BROS.,
AND SOO LINK.
Still continue to operate
first-class Sleepers on
all trains from Revelstoke and Kootenny
Landing; also Tourist
Cars,passing Dun more
Junction daily for St.
Paul; Saturdays for
Hontrcal and Boston;
Mondays and Thursdays for Toronto. The
same cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.
No trouble to quote
rates and give you a
pointer rejjardiiiff the
Eastern Trip you contemplate taking. Fall
and Winter schedule
now effective.
For time tables, rates, and full Information call on or address nearest
ocal agent, or—
GEO. T. MOIR,
Aj-ent, Slocan City
W. K. ANDERSON,    E.J. COYLE,
T. P. A„ A. ii. P. A.1
Nelson. Vancouver.

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