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.A'Ofc. 1., No. 10.
SLOCAN,   I!.   C,   JUNK   8,   1900.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Giant Powder, Gutta Percha Fuse,
Jessops' Steel,        Stoves and Tinware,
Coal Oil,     riiners' Supplies.
B. C.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
Local Occurrence! iiriedy   Outlined for
the  llniy  Reader—Interesting   Snap
Shorn nt Oilier Towns-Kvery Item of
Twelve Mile. He will have four men
under liim and they will work all
summer. Tbero are live claims in
the group and tlu-y are to be surveyed and crown granted. The property
was stocked in Vancouver last winter by a strong company of financiers,
now known as tbe V & M Mines, Ltd.
Thev have money to develop the
claims in good shape.
B. C.
Cut in Boots
This is a genuine sale, as Odd Lines must, be cleared out. Do
not miss this opportunity ot  getting a pair at reduced prices, .
Men'sfinelacedBoots [Men's heavy grain
-were $3.50 to $4, kip Mining Boots
while they last for
only $3.00.
and many other lines at equally low figures. See our Men's
and Ladies'Canvas Shoes, the neatest and best in the market.
A lull line ol Fresh Groceries always in stock, nt the Lowest
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants.
Sloean, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinnev, B. C.
at $3.50.   This is a
JE=>1 a/tfbrm
Liberal-Conservative Asso'n
of the Town of Slocan.
ADOPTED   ON   APRIL   17th,   1900.
1. To revise the Voters' Lists.
2. To actively assist in tho construction of trails throughout thc undeveloped portions of the Province, and the building of Provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
3. To provide for tbooflicial inspection of elevators and hoisting gear.
4. To improve the administration of justice and secure thc speedy disposition of legal disputes.
5. To provide an effective system for the settlement of disputes between
capital and labor by compulsory arbitration.
6. To adopt the principle of Government ownership of railways, in so
far as the circumstances or the Province will admit; and tin- adoption of tin-
principle that no bonus should be granted to any railway company which
iocs not give the Government ofthe Province the control of rales over bins
bonuaed, together with the option ol purchase.
7. To assume control and administration of the fisheries within the
boundaries of the Province.
8. To actively assist by state aid In the development of tin- agricultural
resources of the Province.
9. To make the London Agency of British Columbia effective in proclaiming the natural wealth of the Province and as a place lor tbe profitable
Investment of cajiital.
10. In the interest of labor, the Liberal Conservative Party sympathizes
with and endorses the principle of the  Kg lit* Hour Law.   Thai the Fight
Hour Law for mine-workers be retained as it stands in its entirety and no
modification permitted, and  the same bostrlctly enforced.    That the Law
mall remain upon the Statute Hook with its penalty clauses.
11. To provide an improved system of education.
12. To recognize and reform the system ol Provincial aid to medical men
and hospitals in the outlying parts oi' the Province.
13. To actively support the advancement of the. mining Interests of
British Columbia.
14. To aid in the immigration of female servants.
15. To bring pressure, to bear upon ihe Dominion Government tu enact
legislation excluding and prohibiting Mongolian and otlior Asiatic labor.
16. To provide a fair and equitable redistribution bill on the basis of
W. S. JOHNSON. President
The water in the lake rose a little
this week.
E. Shupe has again embarked in
business in town.
Public school holidays commence
at the end ol the month.
The new timetable on the C. P. IL
goes Into effect on Sunday.
The town bas been somewhat more
lively than u ual this week.
Silverton won against Kaslo this
week in football 1 goal to 0.
Several men from this vicinity go
to Nelson tomorrow to vote.
Tho Chapleau people have their
office in the Cnvana building.
Righteousness (xiilteth a nation,
but Kruger bad the wrong brand.
J. C. Gwiilim is on the Dominion
Geological survey in the Ailin country.
Polling will take place tomorrow in
the corner sture ot the Cavana building.
Friday evening last an enjoyable
social dance was given in lhe Music
John Craig bas made a satisfactory
job of tin- improvements to the Odd
fellows Hall.
The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian church purposes giving an enter*
♦aiinnent shortly.
Provincial taxes must be paid by
tbe 80th to obtain the reduction allowed by the law.
The Chinese cook imported into
the cam]) last week has been given
his walking ticket.
Constable Black, of New Denver,
went through to Nelson Od Tuesday
with a piisoncr iu tow.
Tercy Dickenson has taken the
building next to A. C. Smith's and
enlarged his otlice room.
D. McLeod will act as deputy returning officer at Deer Park and J.
'1'. Beauchesne at Sloean Junction.
A meeting will be held on the 80th
to elect a trustee in place of K. A.
Bradshaw, whoso term then expires.
Returning Officer Doeksteader arrived down from Cody on Saturday
with the ballot boxes fur this section.
A Btereoptican show was given in
the Presbyterian church Wednesday
night by Ensign Staiger of tbo Salvation Army.
Robt. Thompson, of New Denver,
passed through here Saturday on his
way for a mouth's vacation among
friends iu Ontario.
Mis. J. T. Black, wife of Constable
Black, of New Denver, pissed south
during the week on her way east via
Nelson and Calgary.
For sale, cheap. —A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawinga good income. Terms easy.
Apply at Tin-: Drill.
Election returns from the coast
cities will come in late, as the polls
do not close till 7..'J0, iu order to give
the laboring men a chance to vote.
Official news of the capitulation of
Pretoria was received lure Wednesday with but little outward signs of
joy.   Politics overshadowed all else.
Bishop Dart, of the Anglican diocese of  New   Westminster,   passed
through here Tuesday en h-s way to
New Denver, to preach iu St. Stephen's church.
Hilly Thomllnson onrae down from
Denver Wednesday to Inspect tho
Vlcksburg.   lie  is a strong Koon
man and says John is a sure winner
in tomorrow's election.  •
D. Kennedy has   purchased two
hits near \V. Harris'and will erect
thereon a neat cottage, lie and
Harris purpose putting in a water
system from Springcf creek.
The steamer Trail was destroyed
by lire at Robson I .-!. l-'i iday night
That makes tin third big vessel on
the Columbia river route to have
gone up in imoke during recent
.1. L. White, druggist, now located
at Greenwood, spent a few days in
town during the week looking up his
local establishment. Jack would
rather live here than in lhe Putin-
ilar> camp, which he says Is quiet,
V a .ii Group in Work.
Billy Harrington was here. Weil
nesday   securing   supplies    for   the
working of the V & M group   better
known  as   the  Get  There Fli   on
MM.     ( ll.ia'.li.l TION.
I'l-og-rninine  Drafted  for  Dominion  Day
lit  SllM-llU.
The ball has been set rolling now
in good shape for the big celebration
lo be held here on Dominion day, It
is going to be a record-breaking
event, and the business people arc-
preparing for thc crowds expected in.
Posters have been printed and circulated throughout the district proclaiming the celebration and giving people a good idea of the fun that awaits
them here,
Friday evening a meeting was
held at the Hicks House, when the
sports committee presentoJ their report. They have outlined a pro-
gramm ■ embracing football, horse
racing, bicycle racing, tug of-war,
and generai Caledonian sports, with
a big ball in the evening. -Substantial cash prizes are allotted to each
event and every endeavor wili be
made to make the affair a big .success. The Slocan Brass Band will
furnish the music for the day. By
dune lo all subscriptions arc to be
paid in and the various committees
given the various sums allotted to
them. Thc next general meeting; of
the citizens will be held on the loth.
school  lucrum-.
Following is the standing ot tbe pupils
in the various divisions of the Public
School for tbf nionlli of May :
SENIOR Division- —Class V.—Alfred
Bull, R. Robertson, K. Shook.
Class IV.—Florence Hull, Kate Foley, Lottie Vork.
Class III.—Jennie Foley, Alma
Maty, Alma Ross.
Class 111., Junior—Hazel Wich-
man, Nettie Bull, Alice Pull.
■luxiou Division--Class II.—Gertie
Foley, Fannie Robertson, Mabel
Class I,—Mary Blnish, A. Mcl'al-
liun, Annie Rac.
Primer II. Mildred Lavell, Hugh
Hall, 11. Ross.
Primer I.—Ada York,Bertha Smith
Freda Wichinann.
Tablet Class —Frank Blnish,Lizzie
Rae, Cassie Long.
Wholesale Dtioharge.
A gn-at deal of surprise was excited in town Saturday by thc big gang
of men who arrived on the evening
boat.   They all came from the Enterprise mine, Ten  Mile, which had
discharged almost its   entire  force,
only 16 men being retained on the
properly.   S. S. Fowler, engineer of
I the company, went up to the mine on
I tlie Thursday  beforo.    Various  ru*
j mors are afloat regarding the matter,
the main one  being that  the work
being done cost too much, and the
I property was going behind, though
, stuping whs in progrcs
business in the province. J. M- Williams has turned over to theconipany,
known as the Chapleau Con. Gold
Mining Co., Ltd., the Chapleau, receiving therefor $.'10,000 in cash and
21,000 shares. It is the intention of
the company to crown grant thc property at once. They have apportioned •*0,000 as their share towards
building the Lemon creek road.
Wc Lead th<* Entire Lake Country—A.
Healthy Evidence of tin- Life nnd
Woaltli of tin* c-mnn [enterprise the
lliffKost Shipper.
For the first time in many weeks,-a
blank has occurred in the ore shipments in this division, due to the radical changes at tho Enterprise. The
company has contracted to ship to
another smelter, so exports will be
resumed, The Arlington will shortly resume shipments.
Following is a list ot the shipments
this year to date:
Frank Provost Will Build tho Springer
Creek Itoml.
Bids for building tho remaining
portion oi the Springer creek road to
the Arlington mine were opened at
the ofliee of the Arlington Mines,
Ltd , on Tuesday. There were four
bids put in for the work, chiefly from
town. Frank Provost secured lhe
contract and he started on his job
yesterday, lie will employ .r>0 men
and will rush the work through to
'The contract calls for a little over
three miles of road, so as to connect
the various workingson the property.
The road will cross the creek at the
present bridge and continue along
close to the creek on a pretty even
grade. Very little rock work will I figure last week,
have to be done and not much cordu j Loc.ltions a„d-assessments are quite*
roylng.   1 here is no heavy right-of- heavy tllis week
IHacl; Prince	
Bar silver remained above tlie 60
way to cut oul, so Provost will make
good time. Separate bids were put
in fur the bridge.
The completion of this road means
everything to the town and the nu-l
nierous properties adjacent to the Ar- j
lington basin.   To the Arlington it-i
Ore is nowshowing in all the workings on the Arlington.
Thos.  Lake has   acquired  three-
eighths more in the Bachelor.
Eighteen inches of snow fell at thc
self, it means an opportunity to Bblpl head of Ten Mile on Saturday,
ore steadily at all seasons of the year j    k^} McCrimmon is now foreman
and   a   great    saving   in    general  at the Marion, Silver mountain.
Frank Dick has purchased somo
gold property in the Nelson camp,
M. Cameron has  eleven   animals
engaged hauling ore from thc Kilo.
The Vicksburg has just had an assessment finished on it mid is looking
freighting. Slocan has wanted t-'c
road for years and now it is to be
completed at last
Big Time in Sight.
There is a big time in sight here
lor Dominion day over the football j well.
tournament, which now promises to j The bill of sale to J. M. Williams
be the most exciting event yet held i of the Chapleau, for $.'10,000, has been
in the district. Silverton, ot course, recorded.
Will bo her-o to do battle with the
local team. Sandon had delegate"
hero on Wednesday to arrange for
meeting the Silvertoninns, who are
equally desirous of obliging the Silver City boys. Kaslo has also writ-
.ten asking terms so as to playoff
their return match with Silverton
here, and an endeavor will be made
to gel New De vet* to enter a team.
Then a battle royal would ensue,
which would draw a huge crowd of
Training for Dominion Dny.
George Long came down from New
Denver Saturday, to prosecute work
on tho Lily B.Angus Mel ones, of New Denver, is
collecting samples of Slocan ore j'to
send to the Paris exposition.
More men have been placed at
work on the Smuggler during the
week, the force now numbering 23.
Work on the Fairy Queen group,
Trout creek, will commence at an
early date. Tho ledge is lo feet in
The force on the Molly Gibson has
been increased this week, part df tho
men laid off at the Enterprise going
up there.
An effort will be made this year to
work the 1'iU group, on  the upper
Ten Mile.    Pete Lnrsenis one
The citizens had a  foretaste of the
excitement  promised   for  Dominion
day on Monday afternoon last by a
j hotly contested horse  race between
animals ridden by.J. Kelly and Pub
I Woods.    Tbe purse involved was not I      t Q*
large, but the side bets made up the g. tne m.lin 0Wllcrg>
difference.    1 wo heats were run and
j were very close, Woods winning both.      The case of Thurston vs. 'I atter-
The street was lined with people, who sail et al, embracing a commission
I were quite  interested  in  the event,   lor selling the Chapleau,  has  hoen
It was as pretty a nice as ever seen
in the camp.
Work   has
been confined chiefly to the No. 2
drift, but now all efforts will be put
on the No 3 and I and the upper portion of the property. The upper
workings will be put into shape so
that a large lorcc of men may be employed advantageously The farther up tho hill they "go the richer
becomes thc ore.
A Bold Bad Man.
Two weeks ago a pair ol   itinerant
painters struck  town and  managed
to get a job or two, one oi which was
at. the   Arlington  hotel.   They   left
lost week for New Denver, and one
ol tin-  pair,   named .lames Howard,
Iquietly walked oil' with some wearing apparel and nicknacks belonging
I to .lin'i  Baker.   Jim   followed  the
I thiei up and had him arrested.   On
i Monday he was brought belore Alex.
Sproat, stipendiary magistrate, and
wasglven two months vacation to
! the Ni Ison pen.   Most ol the stolen
I articles were recovered.
Contract •' pleted.
'rank Provost has completed his
Icontractfor the Warner Miller peoplo on Lemon creek, It was for tho
erection of a messhouse, 18x75 feet,
io '. g used by the men in lhe erection
ol lhe mill v. hieh tin- syndicate purposes putting in for lhe Kilo. Tin-
site is at the mouth of the first north
\ fork and i-a splendid location for the
reduction works.
ChaploAU Company t.loonaet-1.
This wnk a llceilSQ was taken out
by thu I hapleaii peo] le and the com
puny i» now legally constituted to do
settled.   The money was paid  over
last week.
Tom Llovd, Al. Owens and Morris
>e«-Ti.netHi.i.-. Davles aro working on a group of
I six claims they own in the vicinity of
By the new timetable the train will the Ottawa. They have two leads to
leave Nelson at 7.30, arriving lure work on, both showing ore.
at 9.50. Returning will leave here j The Chapleau Consolidated Mining
at 17.10, arriving at Nelson at 19.30. Co. of England has just been regis-
The boat leaves here at 10, arriving teied in this province, with a capital
at Hosebery at 11.60. Returning, of 675,000. The local office is Nelson,
boat loaves Rosebery at 11.55, arriv- j with J. M. Williams as agent,
ing here at 16.55, Passengers can JoeSaulterreturned Saturday after
to to Sandon and back the same day. | annnriino* t«-n  months  working on
Cuing to Nakusp, there  is a delay of
two hours at Rosebery.
After ii Water r.iniit.
The  Arlington   Mines,   Ltd.,   has
filed notice for 500 inches of water to
be taken from springer creek.   The
creek Is to be dammed at the Argol the right place
claim, and the water Is to be used for}
mining and   milling purposes.    This!
presages the erection of a large mill j
for treating the concentrating ore on| EDITOn Dkii.i.
the Arlington.
spending two
some claims in the vicinity of the famous Cariboo, Camp McKinncy. He
uncovered a likely gold ledge.
Dan Harrington, for a long time
foreman at the Enterprise under tho
Finch regime, went up thc creek oh
Monday, to assume charge on the.
Arlington,    lie is the  right man III
lull-nil in Ulaclc Prince Bold.
Sir,—I wish to contradict an article
that appeared in the Nelson Miner ol
. June 5, regarding the action taken
Galllhor & Wilson, barristers, ol 1)V tIl0 Sl0(,ui ,-itv Miners'Union in
Nelson, have sold an eighth Interest endorsing It. F. Green. In the first
in thc Black Prince mine, Springer place, how could tho Union be paek-
ei-eek, to ,).('. Shook, of this town., ed, as was stated, and not
The price paid was JSOOcash.   No|representation ot the
io a fair
Union?   The
m  ,.■)!■.  ii, •!■■..! m i-.ii   ! ■ i   figured  resolution was to have been kept a
SO extensively on   the  record office ' secret, under certain coin ;;..i.    Im
books as the Black Prince.
Kiiinil Otlli'i' l-.usiii. s ..
those conditions were not fulfilled.
The Union, on June 0th, deemed ft
advisable to state   publicly that they
had endorsed K. F. Green; and, fur-
Last month's business at the record  thermom, for the benefit ol labor and
 i,   i,„.,,. u-Ksnn mnerni  the i.ubl le in general, thev are not in
ollice was worth about JINX), most ol   ,.'     ' *__   .t.Jij   ■
which came from the  renewal  of
miners' licenses.   It ivns fully double
the amount for April, and was i on-
siderablv In   excess of May,   1899.     His Lordship Bishop Dart, of New
The business for June promises to be Westminster, preached In Sfc-Pau'i
hra.'v. iehurcl: last evening.
for a row, as was stated.
Geo  Nicnoi,, Vice President
Slocan, Juno 7.
Five Fatal Cases Among Chinese in
San Francisco.
Ko Doubt That Bubonic Plague Caused Death
Health Offioers Quarantine the Chinese Doo
lore - No Cars to Run Through Chinatown
and Quarantine Made More Strict.
,..■■— ■»— f~ , ■ i       ."" .' '"■
Lawyer Mnrw'li'U'e RUnll  l'rm-tiired
Toronto, June 4.-Walter Bar-
wlcki the well-known Quten'S counsel of this city, had bis skull fractured by tbe sash of a window falling on him at Osgoode Hull Saturday.
San Francisco, June 4.—Health
Officer O'Brien and Bacteriologist
Kelloggjhave reported that five cases
of Chinese, who died on Saturday
afternoon after one day's illness,
were undoubtedly bubonic plague.
At the autopsy tbe bodies were already beginning to turn black. Certain glands have been removed from
the body.
It is said by physicians engaged
by the Chinese that tbe health officers
have been instructed to quarantine
the persons and laboratories of these
doctors, Temporary quarters were
to be established to accommodate
3000. The cars through Chinatown are to be stopped and all permits through quarantine lines are
to be revoked.
Killed i.v felectrle Shook
• Hamilton, Ont., June 4.—Joseph
Lamoine, of the Hamilton Electric
Light company, was shocked by-
live wires and fell from the top of a
pole yesterday at noon, and died at
tbe general hospital last evening.
He Found the Wcwl Prn»|»eroii»
Montreal, June 4. —D.. McN.coll,
general manager of the Canadian
Pacific railway, has returned from
a trip of inspection of the company's
lines in western Canada. He is
much pleased with the condition of
tbe railway and tbe prosperity of
British Columbia and Manitoba,
Speaker Hutu will Give n*> Politic*
Hamilton, Ont, June 4. — Hon.
VIr. Bain, speaker of tbe house of
commons and member for South
Wentworth, bas intimated to the
Liberal association that he will not
again be a candidate at the next
general election. He says he is
tired of politics.
■ leeni-Hled Hie VctcrunV l.rnvo»
St. Catharines, Ont., June 4.—
Tbe veterans ot this city and surrounding district decorated the
graves of their dead comrades in
Victoria Lawn cemetery Saturday
Pretoria is in the hands of the
British army and the South African
republic is no more. This is the
great and glorious news which the
RECORD is the first to give its readers today. There is no question about it this time, The
newscomes in official dispatches from
Lord Roberts, given to tbe world by
the war office.
It is the climax of a glorious
campaign, in the glory of which
Canada has a share far out of proportion to the number of her citizens engaged. It is the fruits of a
masterpiece of strategy and organization, worked out by tbe splendid
brains and tireless energy of Lord
Roberts and bis chief of staff, Lord
Kitchener. It demonstrates anew
that British pluck and tenacity can
wrest victory from tbe jaws of defeat; can learn from failure those
lessons which are necessary to the
achievement of success.
The humiliation of 1881 is at last
wiped out. It is peculiarly fitting
that this task should be accomplished by tbe man who was called back
from its performance 19 years ago.
The flag of the empire has been
raised over Pretoria, never again to
be hauled down; never again shall
the name of Briton become a term
of reproach in South Africa. Cnder
the folds of that flag Briton, Dutchman and all other nations shall enjoy equality, treedom, security and
justice—blessings of which it is the
synonym and to which the Transvaal has long been a stranger.
The Liverpool Daily Post of May
16 contains a full descript-on of the
luxurious new offices of J. J. Gil-
bertson, the agent of the C. P. R.
in Liverpool. The agency in tbat
city ranks second in importance to
that in London, among the Kuro-
pean offices of the C. P. R.
SftUtNot Hum.  Prize Flu lit*
San Francisco, June 5.—An ordinance making betting on prize
tights   a   misdemeanor    bas    been
passed^- the board of  supervisors j 8tructed( commanding positi
of this city.     The penalty for a vio- '
lation of the law is a   fine   not   exceeding S500 or   imprisonment   for
not more than six months.
The Transvaal Capital Now
In the Hands of
the British.
Orders of the Empress of China to Her J
Foreign Council f
Boers  Defeated   and   City   Surrounded Yesterday--Roberts
Entered Today.
Lord Roberts himself delayed attacking until his columns were
ready to co-operate.
Judging from Lord Roberts'
phraseology, the occupation of Pretoria was not accompanied by loss
of life. Presumably the Boer forces
which so insistently opposed the
British advance at Six-Mile Spruit
got away.
vain i;ii'ii« is ni Resistance,
The latest dispatches from a representative of tlie Associated Press,
at Pretoria, dated June 3, quote
General Botha as saying:
"So long as I can still count on
our thousands of willing   men,   we
of 01 ^^^^^^H
ing away our independence." , ,,  .   ,
n , ,,  .,      •.■       , ,   , Shang 1 Int, June  4.—lhe On,
General Botha, it  is  added,   an-1 ■       ,•
nulled the regulations appointing a 6a»ttt says it has the highest ;,,,
special committee to preserve order, thority for stating tbat tbe dowagj
substituting military control for the empress has ordered tbe Tsung I
committee.     General Lucas Meyer, j Vamen to race   an   Europe   rathe
addressing   the   burghers   on   the I, •  .    ,- -.,    .,      ,,
0 " than to interfere   with   the   Wom
church square,   urged them   all   to
stand fast.
Thus, though their efforts were
pitifully   futile,  it   is   evident that a
The Anti-Foreign Fanatios Are to Havo FrJ
Swing and Further  Landing  of IVeis;..
Troope Must Be Resisted—Chinese Tri
Bolt When Led Against Boxers.
between   French's and   Hamilton's
columns, and Gordon's is watching
tbe right liank oi the main force,
not far from tbe railway bridge at
Irene station, which was destroyed
by the enemy.
"Our casualties, 1 hope, are very-
It is hinted that the ease with
which the Boers have yielded Is due
to a secret agreement of Kruger to
make only a formal resistance, in
exchange for guarantees of good
treatment. Another piece of Boer
The desertion of the foreign legions from the Boers follows closely on tlie removal of the Transvaal
treasure to I.oren/o Marque/.
Where the treasure is, there will
not only their hearts, but their outstretched paws, be also.
Hon. Divid Mills points out in
his book, The English in Africa,
thai in 1813 six Boers were tried
for treason in rebelling against
British authority in Gape Colony.
One was pardoned and live hanged.
The one who was pardoned was
named Kruger, "whose execution
might have changed thc currents ol
South African history." This is a
good hint oi what should be done
with the present crop of traitors.
It will take 55,000 persons to take
the United States census. Why
did not Uncle Sam hire Joe Martin!-'
Judging by his ability at figuring up
the cost of his railroad, he could
count them all in 24 hours.
The Chinese empire is kept alive
more by the quarrels of its would-
be heirs than by iis own vitality. It
is tbe story of Turkey all over
Oil*  »ln**i Sliiy In Hum inHim
San Francisco, June 5.—The
transport Meade will not be released
from quarantine until tbe middle of
next week. Another case of smallpox broke out in tbe steerage a
couple of days ago and that will
necessitate the detention of the ship
in Ihe quarantine grounds.
'II*.*.   I'lllllllUllll  lOOII   ltlft»lnc<*ll
Kingston, Out., June 5.— L. W.
Shannon, formerly proprietor of thc
Kingston News, was appointed
city clerk last night by a vote of 11
to 10, succeeding Miss l-'lanagan,
appointed city clerk pro tem a few-
days ago.
Minr < iirnn iix.ui Organised.
The Rossland Star Cornet band
was organized last evening with 12
members, including tbe best musicians in the citv, a majority being
former members of the City Counci
London, June 5. — 12:47 p.m.— I Pretoria. Broadwood's brigade is
The war office has issued the fol-1
lowing dispatch from Lord Roberts:
'''Pretoria, June 5. — 11:40 a. m.
We are now in possession of Pretoria. The official entry will be
made this afternoon at 2 o'clock."
London, June 5. — It was announced verbally at the war office this
afternoon that Lord Roberts entered Pretoria at 2 o'clock, South
African tim .
Took Six Mile SpnUI
London, June 5.— 11 a. m.-— It is
officially announced that Lord Roberts   occupied   Six-Mile   Spruit on
June 4.
Hunt,- ui Slx*nile snmit.
London, June 5.—Tbe war  office
has issued   the   following   dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
"Six Miles Spruit,  June 4.—8:;,o
p. m.—We started this   morning at
daybreak   and  marched   about    10
miles   to   Six   Miles   Spruit,   both
banks of which   were   occupied   by
the   enemv.       Penry's   and    Ross'
mounted infantry,   with   the   West
Somerset, Dorset, Bedford and Sussex companies of yeomanry quickly-
dislodged   them   from    tbe    south
bank and   pursued  them   nearly   a
mile, when they  found   themselves
under a heavy fire from guns which
the Boers had placed in a   well-con-
The Artillery iiurrii-ii Up.
"Our heavy   guns   of  the   naval
and royal artillery, which   had   purposely been placed in the front part
of the column, were hurried  to  tbe
assistance of the   mounted   infantry
as soon as possible and mules could
travel over the   great   rolling   bills
I movement.
Elsewhere it is asserted thai thi
viceroy bas ordered   the   troops |
, . oppose tbe further landing   of mei
few   faithful    Boer   generals   were   . f , • .   .,
B from foreign warships and that ti-
working   desperately   to resist  the , ,   •
"     .    ' ... troops now engaged   in   operatioi
: are designed to prevent further  foi
I eign reinforcements reaching Pekin
^ H 1 iiini-M- Troops Holt.
The   war   office   has   information
overwhelming   force   of   Lord Roberts' army.
To Believe Hriiuii Prisoners
Win,Id HiiIImi liilil I'linii I'arlll
New York, June 5.—A facsimile
cablegram dated Lorenzo Marques
and signed by President Kruger is
printed in the World today. The
cablegram extends thanks for the
offer oi homestead farms in the
United States, hut adds that the
burghers have determined to light
for their liberty-loving country to
tbe bitter end.
ICiiln 11- I.ill liiilliir.h.
London, June 2. —At 2 o'clock
this afternoon, almost eight months
after tbe declaration of war, Lord
Roberts entered Pietoria. The
commander-in-chief fulfilled the
promise he made to the Guards at
Bloemfontein, to lead them into the
capital of the Transvaal, and Eng-
and is celebrating the event with
enthusiasm. Throughout the length
and breadth of the country, the
news spread like wildfire. Based
on the recollection of European
wats, when the occupation of the
enemy's capital signified the end of
hostilities, Lord Roberts' terse message is universally taken to mean
tbe practical finish ofthe war which
has tried Great Britain's resources
as they were never before.
I...11.Inn  ll. . 11 in. il with Jo) .
In London the Mansion House
and war otWcc almost instantly became the centres for jubilant
throngs. Flags again appeared as
if by magic, and tbe traffic bad to
be diverted through other streets.
Hatless and coatless men and boys
ran through thc city, all eyes to see
_^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^rien Tsing, June       -A repu m
that one ol the first   things done by   tativc 0f theAssoci.ited Press vi-.il,.
Lord Roberts after   the   occupation   -t*SUOj on the Pekin-Tieu   Tsin   r., .
of   Pretoria   was    to   direct   Gen.   waVi tojav alKi, foum-J ,|lat t|u.   5t|,
French to relieve   the   British   pris-  t;011   |,ad    lu,en   burned   and   tu
oners confined at Waterval. . bridges damaged.   Tbe officer corn.
( ; manding the Chinese   troops   then
siid tbat 200 ot his men had  bolted
VnillilMiit Take*. Sophie Hi lulu ,        . _ ,.       ,     ... ,•       .
and only t*o remained.   1 bese foughl
A. G.   White,   manager   of   the  we|jf killiagr a number  of thc   Ho 1
American   corporation,   is   in   from   ers<
Sophie mountain and says that the The bolting troops were badly cm
people of Northport have agreed to up ;„ t|ie adjacent broken country,
build a wagon road from their town it fc state(j that sjxtv were k\\\Ci\ or
and will have it finished in six wounded. Some of their bodies
weeks. The mine-owners gave cer*, were recovered frightfully muiila*
tain guarantees as to the   trade  of 1 ted.
the district. Bands   of  Hoxers   are patroiiiis
the neighborhood, but   have not interfered with the party of the Asso*
Albi mill Albo go to Nelson       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
...   a    ....       ...    ,    ... ciated Press representative.
W. R. Albi and M. A. Albo were '
Tuyesda taken by Jailer Boudin All the Chinese railway employes
to the provincial jail at Nelson to are deserting their posts, and Iroor
await trial at the county court, f8"1 t0 eTuard thc ■ta»*l«>» -'PP' V
McArthur, who was shot'by Albi, lo be worse tban useless. A guard
has begun to suffer pains 'in bis °< »5° Bent t0 Fen8 Tai bolted al
legs, though he has no use of them, '•" Kou Chiao y«terday morning,
but his condition is slightly im- when they heard of lhe trouble,',
proved. JHuuangTsun.
Work IIi-iiiii. il on llio ».in 111
The    Philadelphia and   Michigan
after a few rounds, drove   the  enemy from the position.
Thi* Hoer* llrlvin   Hi. I,.
"The Boers then attempted to
turn our left Hank, in which they
were foiled by tbe mounted infantry
and yeomanry, supported by Maxwell's brigade of Tucker's division.
As, however, they still kept pressing our left rear, I sent word to Ian
Hamilton, who was advanci.ig three
surrounding   Pretoria.    Tbe     guns j ,...,,
h .1 ran through the city, -ill eyes to see
were supported by Stevenson's brig-! ..      . 1       ,1    1   n .•
11 ' ... "    for themselves the bulletins announ-
ade of   Pole-Carew's   division   and, 1 .. . . .
Icing the good news, and  stayed   to
join in the   thunder   oi cheers   and
singing   "God   Save   the   Queen."
Hats from thousands of heads were
waved in the sun, while old men on
top ol the   omnibuses and aldermen
from tbe windows   oi the   Mansion
House  encouraged   the   crowds   to
still further ellorts.
Lord    Roberts'    Six-Mile    Spruit
dispatch was baldly printed  bv   thc
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^1 extras before the  Union   Jack   over
mi'es to our left, to   incline   toward ! the war office was rapidly hauled up
us and fill up tbe gap between the Lhe flagstaff and the brief message
two columns.   Thin Anally checked j waa passed from mouth to mouth:
the enemy, who were  driven   back
toward Pretoria.
iiiiiu.i. .*. Stopped Pursuit*
syndicate which has secured control B C.Oold Kit-Ms
'    ,      ,.. . ,    Big Three 	
ot   tbe   tiiant   mine   resumed  work   Black Tail	
, c.         ..                    1 California...
After     tbe    water    bas
■Tuesday.    After     the    water    has   Brandon* QoldenCrown.      21
been taken out of the shaft, the ore  %^*j* JgS yl     &
body  will   be   followed down   in it.   Centre Star  .1 1 68
. Crow's Nest Pass Coal  .   $42 00    $;i
A.    D.   Coplen, the   president, and   Deer Trail No. 3        "A
...... , .-   .     i    I'i'i-r I'rirk ; ni-w|	
G. W. Armstrong, who negotiated  *hlll,u.(.	
the deal,   are   in the   city,   :»ni.l tlie   *V>;;;\\"^ Ml"r; ;;;;;;;;
latter   says that the   engineer who   Homwtake (Assess.paid)
, i   . I Iron Mimk	
examined     tbe    property   sampled   [ron Colt	
across tbe ledge for 29 feet and got J-J^L ////////;;;//;_;;;;;     2s
an assay of  $18 from it.    The syn-   Ulna (Oro Denoro)	
,   , , ..    ,     Knob Hill	
dicate now  holds   2,000,000 of   tbe  bone Pine Consol	
2,500,000 shares of stock. UontoCbristo.'.."..'.'.'.'.'.
,  MontrealQofd Fields...
l'lrm Volunteer linii- Jinn-ii Mountain l.iun	
The    first   of   thc   Fourth   rifle  North Btar (Kiist'Kti'itWiaytf I IS
matches by the  Rossland   volunteer  okanoKantAMMfc'piid)!':'      :!'' n,
team of the Inter-Canadian military yw IronBldM      so
.   •   Payne     $ 1 i-.»   $ 1 1.,
eague   was   shot   on Saturday in a   Peoria Mints        2%        1
3 J
»l   •
$1 i"
1 Princess Mand        1
e   possible   score Qa*jp       •_>«
gusty   wind. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^	
,        1    ,1,1,,, ,„.,..   Kutiiiili-r-t'iiiiboo  z.-i
was 105, 35 at each of three ranges   lu.y{]Ulu. , , ,„
—200, SOO   and   boo  yards respec-  St. Klnm Consolidated ... 8ft
-1                 ,            '                               Sullivan                  II
lively.    The   prizes   are   a    special   raniarac I Kenneth 1  4%
11111: vaO^^^^^^
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ riiinurar j Ki-iiiii-lh
badge tor the maker of an average VftnAndaUb	
ofo;   in   the   four   matches;  a lirsl V'" >"m ^m*M    4
'"        . . War Basis < onsolldated   $ 1 M
class   certificate   lor   an   average nl Waterloo   ki
ui,      1 11 ...*        r White liciir
88 and a second class —«•-«-—>- <■-- —
Pretoria is occupied.'
Whore General Prenoli iVm.
Everyone who had a chance to see
"I hoped   we   would   have  been      _
able to follow them up, but the days; LorJ Roberts' account of the   resrs-
1      .     ,-,-.,.,    _   "   „     .,   ..   1 now are very short in  this  part   of'...,...,.  anr><*iuni-ered   veaterdnv   wis
band.    (. hnst Ilalvcrson was elect- ,      ' ' , i.uicc  encounierea   yesteruaj    was
ed leader, William Verran assistant    lhe w°rld a,K' a"Cr ,1CaH>' lW° hJ0Ura j thai moment   commenting   on    the
leader and thc following were chosen   ™rch,n* a"d   fl*ht,flf   We   hJ"d   ,0! probability of a   fierce   fight   before
... n     • 1    .    u'li-        M        bivouac on the ground gained   dur-   .1,,, ,.:t,. .hnitld he neeiininrl  iml u>aa
officers!     President,  William   \er-|. n "K *-"> snoum m. occupiea .11111 was
ran; secretary, Charles Levis; treasurer, James Hoskingj auditing com*
mittce, Joseph Kane, Robert
Woodey, Amos l.ec
bivouac on thc ground gained   dur
ing the day.
Tin* < it) Ik Siirrnllnilril
"The  Guards   brigade   is  quite
near thc southernmost fort by which
Regular rehearsals arc to be held, 1 Pretoria is defended, and  less   than
Mr. Klockmann having kindly donated the Dominion hall for that
purpose, and the band is in a position tu fill any ami all engagements.
four miles Irom the town.     l-'rench,
with the third   anil   fourth   cavalry
brigades and Hutton's New South
Wales mounted lilies,   is   north   oi
wondering at the Boers' capabilities
to make such a determined stand
when Pretoria was hemmed in on
all sides. The pressure of General
l-'rench north oi the Hoer capital
Came as a surprise, and explained
lhe commander-in-chiefs reticence
anent lhe position nl lhe energetic
cavalry leader.     It was evident that
an average of 78. The total scores
were: Pt. Williams, Hy, S. I. M.
Harp, 83; Pt. Michie, Sj; Pi.-Roberts, 7H; Pt. Long, 75; Corp. Wilkin, 74; Pt. Spring, 73;  Pt. Logan,
certificate for   fflnmpsg ........'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'.'      |5>J
* 1 ti
iu       IM
In I 11 rr 11 4 old In OUl Oil)
Take Laxative  Bromine   Quinina
All druggists refund the
aw.    E.
H    ■    ,A.jiiiii9BiiiiilllllH^^ 1 n-iuiey if it fails to cure.   	
66i Pt. Dickson, 59; Sergl.  Town-   \V. (irove's  signature   fs  on   v.u.h
> D'
Grand total 720.
1 box.
A Paper Folder, a Washington Hand PresSi
a Cylinder Press.
Also the "Trail Creek News" and plant.
nr particulars, address
wii.i.uM Ki BflLINO, RoMland.
Le Roi Ore Shipments Again Exceed
Former Figures.
Rossland ore shipments last week
were again confined to the Le Roi
mine, which exceeded its previous
record once more. The total for
the week was 4062 tons, making
the Le Roi's total for the year to
date 35,45a tons and the total tor
the whole camp for tbe year to date
55,456 tons.
The Le ltol Machinery
At the Le Roi machinery plant
the battery of boilers received from
Sherbrooke has been bricked in and
the machinists arc now making tbe
pipe connections. Such pieces of
the new compressor as have arrived from the same place are being
placed in the compressor building
ready to be assembled on the arrival of the whole.
Ore lu the Nlekel Piute.
The ore body encountered on Ihe
south side ofthe Nickel Plate shaft
in cutting a station at the 600-foot
level proves to be Sjj feet wide.
The cutting of this station is not
yet completed. The new hoist-house
has been boarded in and is beir.g
shingled. Plans are also being prepared for the ore house and bunkers, which will be erected close to
the shaft house and alongside a
spur of the Red Mountain   railway.
WRltlBg. lor a Spur
Although ore bins have been built
for the Josie and No. 1 at the railroad terminal of the tramway, the
beginning of shipments will have to
await thc construction of a spin
from the Red Mount;.in railroad,
which is under contemplation.
\i ur Kaitif to Resume Sinking
The main shaft of the War Eagle
is now timbered 10 the seventh
level, and tbe guides and rails for
the permanent skip road are now-
being placed. With good luck, it
is hoped that a new contract for
sinking can be let within a week.
At the same time a start will be
made to open up the seventh level
east from the shaft. Owing to tbe
split in tbe ledge, the drift will be
run about 40 feet and then a crosscut made north and south to strike
the two branches of the ledge. Drifting and upraising on thc fifth and
sixth levels continues as before, the
drifts having averaged about 100
feet in thc month of May.
The ore bins are to be rebuilt
double their former size close to the
hoist-house, so as to do away with
the 90 feet of covered tramway
through which men had formerly
to push the cars to them. Tbe
gravity tramway will therefore be
extended to the hoist-house. The
new hoist will be started tomorrow
and what ore is broken in development will be hoisted and stored at
the head of the tramway.
Work In the Centre Star.
The timbers in the main Centre
Star shaft arc now practically completed and the station at thc fourth,
or 500-foot, level is now being timbered. During June drifting will
be resumed both ways on this level
and sinking will also be resumed.
Thc level has also been driven about
90 feet west and So feet east and
showed a nice body of ore. The
tunnel from the surface has made
connection with lhe upraises from
thc first level and a drill   westward
is now in progress through good
ore. On the second level square
nets arc being placed in the large
stopes, a work which will probably
take a month. Raise No. 386, cast
: of the large fault, has been completed from thc third to the second
level and about 1 50 feet west of it,on
the west side of the fault, raise No.
, 3H7 has been stalled. Tbe main
> drift east on the third level advanced about 100 feet in May andshows
a nice body of ore, on which a raise
may be put up Ibis month. Raises
No, 256 and ad} from the second
level near the Iron Mask line are
being carried on and will be i om-
pleted this month.
The force of the War Eagle and
Centre Star companies  is now over
300 men of whom rather more than
half are above ground.
The  Iron  iMilKk.
The north vein of the Iron Mask
having been reached at a distance
of 105 feet by the crosscut on the
400-foot level, further work on il
has been stopped and drifting east
on tbe main vein has been started.
The west shaft was finished to the
500-foot level and the east shaft to
the 275-foot level today. Crosscuts
will now be run to the main vein
from the bottom of both shafts and
levels will then be opened up.
STIC A.11 lilt  TU All.   Ill IIMO l».
One ol  thc 0. P. ll.'*  Columbia Itlver
limits I*  l»c»li-o) i'<l
The steamer Trail, one of the C.
P. R. boats which has plied on the
Columbia river for the past hall
dozen years, was burned to the
waters edge last Friday night.
t'lly Employes Miint Pay Fare
Montreal, June 4.—For some
time past policemen and other civic
employes have been carried through
the city by the street railway company gratis, but owing to the friction existing between the company
and the city regarding the schedules
il is understood the railway company proposes exacting fares from
all these employes.
MOUNT I Aki: ON It I.I 'Oil II
Itolierl Itoomevelt'* Severe < rllli Isn. on
the Purl*. l'-\|>okltloii
New York, June 4.—Robert B.
Roosevelt, just back from Paris,
criticizes the exposition most severely.    He says:
"It is the worst fake and fraud
that was ever pcrpret rated on mankind."
Sir Charles Tapper <>u Poiitie*.
Picton, Ont, June 4.—Sir Charles
Tupper was accorded a warm welcome here Saturday afternoon. He
delivered a speech dealing with the
political topics of the day. David
Henderson, M. P., also made a
speech, strongly condemning the
government for alleged non-fulfilment of election pledges.
It Assumes to Dictate Terms of Settlement with the Boers.
Graaf Reinet, Cape Colony, May
31.—The people's congress opened
here today. Oi those present many
were Dutch clergymen, commoners
and bondites. Mr. Devilliers,
brother of Chief Justice Devilliers,
presided. Mr. Pretorius, a member of the legislative assembly, offered a resolution declaring that, in
the opinion of a majority of Cape
Colony colonists, the immediate
cause of the war was the unwarranted, intolerable interference of
the ministry in London in the internal affairs of the South African republics. A member, speaking in
support ot the resolution, said it
would be impossible to hold out the
hand oi friendship after the war.
The chairman advised moderation
in all the speeches. The resolution
was adopted unanimously.
Other resolutions presented affirmed thirl, If the republics were
annexed, lhe peace and prosperity
of lhe country Would be irretrievably wrecked and that, in order to
insure lasting friendship and prosperity, the settlement must include
the restoration oi unqualified freedom and independence to the republics and the colonics be allowed a
voice in lhe appointment of a governor of Cape Colony, thus obviating the necessity of keeping a
standing army, as Ihe republicans
would be prepared to assist the
colonists to resist any foreign inroads in South Airica. Unity would
be   insured   ind   loyalty to   Great
Britain cemented.
A delegation was appointed to
visit Great Britain, Canada ami
Australia   to   explain   the views   ol
those represented at the congress.
Was Opposed Throughout but Holds
Strong Position
London, June 2. —10:30 a. m.—
Lord Roberts reports to the secretary of state for war, the Marquis
of Lansdowne, as follows:
"Johannesburg, May 31.-9:40
a. m.—French's report of his operations during May 28 and 29 reached me at 3 a. m. today. He was
opposed throughout his march, but
managed to drive off the enemy
from the strong positions they successively held with very little loss
and is now holding the place which
I directed him to do, north of Johannesburg. Two officers were
wounded and two men were killed
and 27 Wounded."
where is General Frenchl
London, June 2.—Lord Roberts'
last report of the movements of the
British troops in the Transvaal is
somewhat mysterious. From the
fact that General French's report
took two days to reach the commander-in-chief   at   Johannesburg,
it is   believed   that    either   French i the trying march.
son-in-law, and Dr. Heyman, tbe
president's physician, appears to
have been to place a large amount
oi gold in safety.
Hrubiiut IIhn Hoer* Kurroiiiuleil.
Maseru, Basutoland, May 31.—
General Brabant has practically surrounded the Boers five miles out ol .|
Ficksburg. The only side open for
the Boers' retreat is the Basutoland
border, where thousands of Basutos
under Chief Jonathan are awaiting
The Grenadier Guards were the
heaviest sufferers during General
Rundle's fit-bting. They lost 30
men killed and had 86 wounded.
»lrl Opposition All the Way.
London, June 2.—3:12 p. m.—
The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts:
"Johannesburg, June 1.—9:25 p.
m.—Sir Henry Colville, in reporting the arrival ofthe Highland brigade at Heilbron, May 22, says that
he was opposed more or less the
whole way from Ventersburg.
Fight men were killed and four officers and 32 men were wounded.
Colville says the Lancashire battery
of field artillery did excellent work.
Grant's naval guns were most valuable and the troops behaved in a
most soldierly   manner  throughout
must be many miles north of the
city, or he is having trouble with
his communications. The former
is generally accepted as the most
probable, and it is surmised that
Lord Roberts' vague phase setting
forth that French "is now holding
the place which I directed him to
do, yorth of Johannesburg," means
that his position is' quite close to
Pretoria. The additional fact that
Lord Roberts' dispatch published
today is dated four hours earlier
than the one given out yesterday,
and that it takes the proceedings no
further than May 31, leads to the
inevitable conclusion that some important movement is on foot, or
that Lord Roberts himself has not
been able to keep his lines clear behind him.
Possibly tbe next place Lord
Roberts will be heard from will be
Pretoria, while it seems that French
should certainly be within striking
distance of the capital today.
Itiu.illi' Km u at Senekal.
General Rundle appears to have
returned lo Senekal after fighting
eastward and contemplates;! forward
movement. Boer prisoners say 50
men were killed and many wounded
in the recent fight.
Secretary Belts'* ForeeaM.
The Cologne Gazette publishes a
letter from State Secretary Rei'.z of
April :<>, saying:
"The British government promised the British nation tbat the cost
of thc war shall be defrayed by the
Boers. But as the latter will not
be in a position to pay, Great Britain must obtain the money from the
gold mines, which will thereby be
mulcted of half the net profits,
whereas the Transvaal never levied
a special tax on gold. The instigators of thc war, Rhodes, Werner
and others, will suffer the loss. In
addition, the British will have to
maintain a garrison o( 50,000 men,
the cost of which the mines will also
have to pay. As soon as the British troops are withdrawn, war and
rebellion will break on', not lor
years but for centuries. For England, this means a constant source
of trouble and annoyance and bloodshed."
Kruger Hall \Vu> to the Frontier^
Lorenzo Marques, June 2.—Pres-
"Rundle telegraphs that "his
unities   were   32   killed   and     130
men wounded."
i.o»m*n Among (lanadlans.
Ottawa, |une 2.—The militia department this morning received a
cable from Major Ogilvie, commanding F battery on special service at Douglas, Cape Colony,dated
June 2, announcing tbe following
casualties among the Canadians in
a night attack on Faber's farm:
Killed—Corporal W. Latimer, of
tbe Fifteenth Shefford field battery;
wounded—Corporal H. M. Brown
Bombadier J. McAskill of B battery,
severely; Driver J. IL Kane and
Gunner G. H. Ross, B battery,
slightly; II. B. Tate, Gunner C.
Woolard, Eighteenth field battery,
slightly; G. W. Fletcher, Halifax,
and C. Jackson, Pictou garrison,
Capetown, June 3.—The telegraph to Pretoria is still open,
but the town is in great confusion.
There has been a general exodus,
among those taking part in it
being the foreign fighting legions.
Six special trains left on Wednesday last, and one of them is reported to have been derailed. No British refugees have arrived.
Trjliij* to Envelop the Hoer*.
London, June 4. — London is to
day enjoying Whit Monday, a bank
holiday, and is not disturbed by engagements beetwen Boer and British in South Africa. The public
are full of confidence that Roberts
will reach Pretoria before many
hours hav elapsed. The latest explanation oi the delay consists in
the supposition that he is giving
several columns of his Hank an opportunity to advance and envelope
such of thc Boers as are i 11 the
neighborhood of Pretoria.
Keeping Their Bye on Stern.
In the Orange River colony,   the
burghers are reported   to   be   keeping a close   watch   upon   Prcsiden
Steyn to prevent him   from   leasing
the commandos in ihe lurch.
Horr**  Oaptnre M1111II 1'iirlle*
Maseru,   Basutoland,   June   1.—
General Brabant's horse have   been
the subjects   oi several   small   cap-
^^^^^—^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_. trues   al   the   bands  oi the   Boers,
idem Kruger yesterday   was still at   , *    .        .    D     ,, ., ..  ,
" ■ Lieutenant    Rundle  was   captured
Marchdorp,      about   hall    way   be- !    •., , -, 1 •
1    , • with   ao men,  while searching a
tween Pretoria and   the Portuguese   r       1 ,1      i- 1   1 11
K        I farmhouse   in  the  Ficksburg dis-
frontter,   on   the railroad   between
Breakdown of Boer.Army to Be Followed by Guerilla War.
London, [une 2.—Popular opinion
has proclaimed the advent °f victory in South Africa. The nation
bas made up its mind that the war
is over; that the prestige of British
arms is restored; that President
Kruger is vanquished; that priceless
territory has been annexed; that
humanity has not been staggered,
and that, led by that little Sir Gal-
shad, Bobs, Great Britain's army
has fulfilled the most optimistic expectations.
It is scarcely surprising in view
of the bewildering rapidity of Lord
Roberts' progress during the last
week, that the troubles still ahead
of the army in South Africa receive
only a passing thought. Nevertheless among the few more serious
minded, who have intimated knowledge of the Boers and the plans of
the war office, there exist grave apprehensions of developments in the
I, ar future.
In the systematic retreat oi the
Boers they see the possibility ol
long drawn out guerilla fight, treks
into Rhodesia, internal disorganization in the Transvaal due lo bandits
and a thousand and one lawless elements that evolve themselves from
a heterogeneous army alter it ceases
to be an organized body. Some ol
the most accurate authorities on
South African matters say Mi jnr
General Frederick Carrington's
work in Rhodesia may only begin
when Lord Roberts finishes.
An extraordinary incident in connection With the battering in ol the
coast ironclad Belle Isle by the battleship Majestic has just leaked out.
It appears that the loaded bow torpedo of the Belle Isle was discharged by the effect of tbe shells of the
Majestic and only smart manouvre-
ing on the part of the modern warship saved her from being blown up
by the self released projectile of the
old bulk.
Anti-Foreign Party Advises   Giving
the Boxers a Free Rein
William Nicholson died of pneumonia at Rossland " )nday al the
Dominion hotel. He had been ill
only tbree days and was on the
street on Saturday evening.
He was 34 years of age and unmarried, his home being in Toronto. He was a dry-goods clerk In-
trade, having formerly been employed at John Heckelman's store.
After residing here for some time
he went to the coast, whence he returned ..bout six months ago.
the Transvaal capital and    DelagOB
Boer commandos totalling about
IO,000 men held, Thursday, all the
positions and hills around Pretoria.
Another huge commando was at
Bronkshiirst Spruit, about 40   miles
Irict. Two of the enemy were injured. Lieut. LeeS and two men
were captured while cominaiulcring.
Another patrol of Burgher   horse
numbering 20 men was surrounded
and captured.
Tin- White Flag Violated
Count Gleichen sent  13 men ol
His Bye Injured i>> Firing Steel
While John Anderson was at
work at the Arthur mine, the point
broke off his hammer and two small
pieces of steel lodged in his ri^ht
eye. He delayed having lb m removed for several days and the eyeball was seriously injured, but the
sight will be saved.
from Pretoria, on the railroad lead-1 th<J provincla| horM with a   nBg
ingtoDelagoa Bay. If    truM)     (0   ScMal<:l](   to   de.
telegraphic communication with mand the surrender of that plaCL,.
the Transvaal is closed to the pub- The ,Wrs captured the ent!re
I.e. Feverish anxiety prevails here, I par,y and( ;l|W robb|ng l|u. men n|
owing to the almost   total   absence L„ ,,nt |lui|. clotnjng) sen1 „K,m ,„
I Vrede, whence some oi them   man-
i aged  to   escapei    Most   oi  those
oi news from either side.
•I. mi.   Krugor's Treasure San
The    objeel    here   oi the   trip ol
Frichie   Eloff, President   Kruger's I guards were captured
who     succeeded
hiding   their
lessons OP thi: \» \h
Observations of Ameri an  It laches to
■!•- Published •>■ Pampbleta
New N 1 k, J une 4. --So important
are the lessons taught by tbe Beer
war that Secretary Root has g
instructions thai the report oi the
Amcricai .irmv officers who have
been shatply watching the South
African military operations be published in pamphlet form for the benefit of tl e service, says :i Washington special to the Herald. Captain
Sloacam, Eighth cavalry, and Captain Karl Reiehman are with the
British and Beer forces respective!, .
Officers ofthe army who have
been cl >j sly following the war say
that, while the lessons taught cannot be regarded as specially new,
the operations have sul stantiated
these important conclusions;    The
avoidance ol frontal attacks upon
the enemy position, especially in
close-order formation; the necessity
oi having the I it est small arms and
artillery; the undesirability of risking artillery, as General Buller did
al Colenso; the value ol effective
scouting;   the presence oi   ample
cavalry and nrtillci-..
Pekin, June 3.—The most alarming reports are constantly arriving
in from the  country, especially  Pao
lien I-'u.   The telegraph wires from
Pekin to Pao   Tien   I-'u are cut and
all news comes via Tien Tsin.
It is reported that a serious contretemps exists at the palace. The
ultra-Conservative party advocates
not taking repressive measures,
urging the dowager empress to allow the Boxers to finish tbe wot k of
driving out the foreigners.
It is impossible to contim or deny
the report, but significant indications of the feeling of the government towards foreigners are contained in the attempt to arrest Lin,
Chinese manager ofthe Pekin syndicate; Kia, chief of the Shan-Hi
commercial bureau; and Fan, a
leading hanker of Shan-Hi, on the
ground that they were dangerous
characters, but in reality because
they were connected with new British enterprises. All of (hern were
absent and they have not yet been
a. rested,
The British minister, Sir Claude
McDonald, has addressed a note to
Tmi I.amen demanding w hy the arrests were ordered.
lluan Tsun, the next station to
Fong Tai, was burned this morning
and a bridge damaged. Traffic be-
tween Tien Tsin and Pekin has been
suspended. 11 is reported that Pao
Ting   I-'u   wis  attacked last  night.
Mr. Robinson ofthe North China
mission (not Mr. Stevenson, as
cabled by tbe Associated Press
last night) is missing, and five native Christians have been murdered
at Zang Ching. Mr. Norman, of
the same mission, has been captured at Wu Chia Ying, two miles
from Vang Ching, and is in great
The British cruiser Ehdymion an
the torpedo boat Hart have ar
rived at  Taku.
Tien Tsin, June 3.—Two more
of the party ot foreigners who lied
from Pao Tien have arrived here.
One of them was badly injured.
The relief expedition  has   returned.
The party of mounted Cossacks
that started in search of the refugees returned. They report that
they had a fight with the Boxers at
Tuli, killing (6 and wounding many.
Lieutenant Bleu/krey, Dr. Hamilton, a trooper and a civilian were
It is reported from Pao Ting that
eight Americans and three members
of the China inland mission are
missing. The missionaries are in
great danger. No further news has
been received regarding the missing
tik- ProressorOul >■> tin miu
Professoi I-'. R. Blochberger was
in Rossland Monday after an absence of 14 weeks looking alter his
mining interests. He was at Windermere and Peterboro, in which
district he bas the Morning Glory,
Mountain Goal and other claims,
and at Lardeau, where he has been
working six or seven men on the
Selkiik group. He goes out to
nighl with a party of friends to see
a property in the Lardeau country.
Shortly after his return he will go
to San Francisco to interest capital
in the Victoria on Murphy creek, on
which he has a ledge measuring oj
led 7 ...   ies wide.
Skirmishes in ibr Philippines
Manila, June 4. Vesterday General Funston with 25 men engaged
50 of the enemy 25 miles east of
I San Miguel de Mayumo. Captain
George J. Godfrey, oi the Twenty-
si Mud regiment, and one private
were killed.    The   enemy's  loss is
nol    rep.a ted.     Twenty-li\e   armed
insurgents have surrendered al la-
lire, Island of Panay.
The thiee^dynamiters  who tried
to blow Up the Welland canal lock
were   sentenced    to    life   .impiison-
mi-ill. To make the punishment tit
the crime, they should be confined
in a penal powder fin.lory. -
THE Plifi.1., SLOGAN, B. C, JITNE 8, 1000.
ii il
I   5
SLOCAN,      -      -       -       -      B. C.
l*eid Advertising 10 cents a line for
•tlio Bret insertion ami 5 cents a line each
..subsequent insertion.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legalsdvintising.
1/jcnls will be efaarged IO cents a line
-tor etch insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is |£ per year, Btiict-
(ly iu advance; (2,60 a year if not so paid.
Address all loiters to-—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8th, lilOO.
MiUi-oiiiAi. oitorriNus.
Vote curly tomorrow,but not often,
slest you spend your future in durance
Town voters should get in their
votes early tomorrow, sons to give
.the fellows from the country a show.
A hint to thc wise is sufficient. Politicians should imitate the Pretoria
enthusiasts and get in their celebration before the poll closes tomorrow.
Them will be u dual funeral in
Kaslo tomorrow evening and the
voice ol thc mourners will be heard
in the streets. Election cards will be
in order.
Followers of the three candidates
believe 120 votes will be cast here
tomorrow. Of that amount Green is
,to get 71), Kane 70 and Keen 70.
Who's who?
The eyes of the province arc on the
.contests waging in Hossland, Nelson
and Slocan. It behooves the friends
.of responsible government to do their
xluty tomorrow.
Little Willie Mclnnes is preparing
#. soft place tor his revered pa to fall
' after tomorrow's results are known.
He says pa has wanted to resign the
.lieutenant-governorship for the past
two years. Pa's fall is liable to be
aliens by the mine-owners, Mr. Oluti-
suggests the passage of u conciliation
net governing labor disputes in Canada. He recommends the appoint
ment of a conciliator, with power to
take evidence under oath nnd to do
everything uoccssary to bring the
contesting parties to an amicable understanding. Mr. Ulutc's ideas arc
good so far as tboy go, but no one.
peacemaker will make a success of
an extensive trouble similar to what
was lately experienced in British
Columbia. The New Zealand arbitration law is the surest and best machinery to obtain.
minim; hkijouds.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered nt the local registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
Mav 26—Sunset, Ten Mile, J Smith.
Midnight, same, \V J Thompson.
Peerless fr, Springerck, M Isaacson.
Don fr, 1st n f Lemon, YY 1) McGregor.
Midnight, s e of town, J Law.
May 28—Holter, Twelve Mile ck, H
KurtzhalB, _
Juno 1—Camp Fire, Springer creek, E
Star Pointer, same, same.
Teapot, same, B P McNaught.
Frying Pan, same, same.
Montrose, Jack ck, N McMillan.
Queen of the May, Bob rtson ck, H
May 2(1—Chapleau fr No 1, St Lawrence, Dalhousio Ko 2, Mountain Lily,
Kiniberley, Alpena fr. Mountain Chief.
38—Keystone, Centre Star, Aztec and
Aztec. No 2 for two years, Surprise. 20
—Golden West for two years, Lost Jack,
Clariot. 31—Gray Copper, Ob My, Celebration, Mountain Lion, Royal, Admiral, Advertiser. June 1—Maine. 2—
Midnight, Vicksburg.
May 20—Burlington fr all and Native
Silver fr }:2, It Cooper to J Lawson.
Golden Hill, J C Shook files notice to
ll interest, $150.
Bachelor %. J Campbell toT. Lake.
29—Port Hope 1-5, II L Fife to Thos
Same 1-5, T Montgomery to T Lnke.
Chapleau, J C Gwiilim, J ETattersall,
B Robertson and Frank Dick to J M
Williams, $HO,000.
31—Leon, Manhattan and Berkshire,
Slocan-Kilo Mining Co to P Dickenson.
Pretoria has fallen and our Empire
has been vindicated. Great Britain
is again rc-inst.itcd as tlie chiefest of
nations. Her soldiers arc as of old
and Bobs and his generals are proven
men of war. Britannia rules the
waves and her sons thc veldt. Thus
it is the world's map is being gradually painted red.
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Slocan, - • B. C
A superlative amount of enthusiasm
was worked off throughout the whole
country over the reported capture of
Pretoria by the British. The enthusiasts were a celebration ahead,as the
expected did not happen till this
week. However, they knew it was
coining, because Bobs had said so,
.consequently no fault can be found.
Jno Bull,
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited.
SLOCAN, B. C.      •
Socialism is not in it with Duns
muir: he of coal fame. This week he
goes the public one better and announces the exclusion ol the Japs as
•well as the Chineso from his mines.
He has even chartered a special boat
.to bring out European minors and
ithcir families. Great is Dunsmuir !
He would make a belter immigration agent than Windy Young.
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - 15. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that I,George
Payne, thirty days after date, intend to
apply to the. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a twenty-one
years' l<ja6e of forty acres of laird, situate
about two miles south of Sloran City and
about half a mile east of Slocan river,
commencing at a post marked "G. P.,
noi thweat comer."
Dated, May 4, 1000.
Canadians in thc Transvaal war
.have made a name for themselves
that will endure through ages.
"Wherever courage, determination
and skill were wanted, there the
Canncks were found, always in the
•van. No Important operation has
transpired without some of our boys
being in the fray. Boer and Briton
alike have a higher conception of the
Pioneer Livery
and Teed Stables,
Slocan,  B. C.
General Packing and forwarding attended to at the
Shortest Notice.
Saddle and Paid-: Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
The full court of the province has
just given lodgment In the Nelson
voters' case, confirming all the ob
jcctetl mimes in the right to exercise
(their franchise tomorrow, This verdict makes doubly sure the election
Of John Houston, who deserves credit
for the plucky light be has put up.
Tho court's decision will be bitter
reading for those who were at thc
bottom of the plot, which will but
Xcnd the more emphatically to encompass their own confusion.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stabh-s; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Kates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at the
To the
Of the Slocan Riding of
West Kootenay Electoral District:
H. J.
R. C. Clutc, Q. C,  who was the
commissioner appointed by the Dominion government to inquire into
the   recent  labor   troubles   in   this
.country, has made his report which
is a lengthy affair. In it he estimates
the  capital   operating iu  Southern'
British Columbia at |80; 000,000 and
jttie number of employees in January j
last at -1,500, coal  miners excepted.
After going into tho origin ofthe la-1
feor difficulty and the Importation of |
Sole Dealer in HcClary's
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Graniteware on hand.
Having received tbe unanimous nomination of tbe Liberal convention, held in
Sandon on tbo 18th day of May, 1900,and
deeming it to be absolutely neeessary in
the interest of tbe people of this Biding
that there be elected a representative
pledged to tbo principles of Justice, and
Good Government, and working in accordance with the platform of the Hon.
Joseph Martin, as enunciated by him,
and pledged to tho support of the Government; and believing that the interests of the toiling masEes are paramount
to all others, 1 do hereby pledge myself
to advance and protect the interests and
rights of Labor, and to support the platform of the Hon. Joseph Martin, which
is published bebw. But as tho causes
which led to tho insertion in tho said
platform of the clauses relating to tbe
plebiscite in reference to tbo Eight-Hour
Law no longor exist, the lion. Joseph
Martin and his colleagues have now declared that no such plebiscite shall bo
taken, and in this I heartily concur. I,
therefore, have tbo honor to solicit your
votes and influence.
Respectfully submitted.
I am, Gentlemen, yours sincerely,
l-liitroriii of Hon. .T. IMiutln:
1. The abolition of tbe $200 deposit
for candidates for the Legislature.
2. Tho bringing into force, as soon as
arrangements can be completed, of the
Torrens Registry system.
3. The Redistribution of the constituencies on the basis of population, allowing to sparsely populated districts a proportionately larger lepresentation than
ro populous districts and cities.
4. Thc enactment of an accurate system of Government scaling of logs, and
its rigid enforcement.
5. The re-enactment of tbe disallowed
Labor Regulation Act, 1898, and also all
the  statutes of  1800, containing anti-
Mongolian clauses, if d.sallowed, as pro
posed by the Dominion Government.
(i. To take a firm stand in every other
possible way with a view of discouraging
the spread of Oriental cheap laiior in this
7. To provide for official inspection of
all buildings, machinery and works,with
a view to compelling the adoption of proper safeguards to life and health.
8. With regard to tbe Eight-Hour
Law, the Government will continue to
enforce the law as it stands. An immediate enquiry will be made by the Minister of Mines into all grievances put forward in connection with its operation,
with a view of bringing about an amicable settlement. If no settlement is
reached, the principle of the referendum
will be applied and a vote taken at the
general election as to whether the law
shall be repealed. If the law is sustained by the vote, it will be retained upon
the statute book with its penalty clause.
If modifications can be made, removing
any of the friction brought about, without impairing tbe principle of the law,
they will be adopted. If the vote is
against it ihe law will be repealed.
0. To re-establish the London Agency
of British Columbia, and to take every
effective means of bringing before the
British public the advantages of this
Province, as a place for the profitable investment of capital.
10. The retaining of the resources of
tho Province as an asset for the benefit
of thc people, and taking effective measures to prevent the alienation of tbe
public domain, except to actual settlers,
or for actual bona lido business, or industrial purposes, putting an end to the
practice of speculating in connection
with the same.
11. The taking of ac ive measures for
the systematic exploration of tho Pro.
12. The borrowing of money for the
purpogj of providing roads, trails anc'
bridges, provided lhat in every case the
money necessary to pay the interest and
sinking fund in connection with the loan
shall be provided by additional taxation
so as not to impair the credit of the
13. In connection with the construction of Government roads and trails, to
provide by the employment ol competent
civil engineers and otherwise that the
Government money iH expended upon
some system which will be advantageous
to tho leneral public, so that the old
system of providing roads as a special
favor to supporters of the Government
may he entirely discontinued.
II. To keep the ordinary annual expenditure within tho ordinary annual
revenue, in order to preserve intact the
credit of the Province, which is its best
16. To adopt a system of Government
construction and ownership of railways,
and Immediately to proceed with the
construction of a railway on the south
side of tbo Primer rivor, connecting the
coast with tho Kootenay district, with
tho understanding that unless tho other
railways now constructed in tho Province givo fair connections, and make
equitable Joint freight and passenger arrangements, tho Pr vinco will continue
this line to the eastern boundary of the
Province. Proper connection with such
Kootenay railway to bo given to the Island of Vancouver. With respect to
other parts of the Province, to proceed
to give to every portion of it railway connection at as early a date as possible, tbe
railway when constructed to be operated
by the Government through a commission.
10. A railway bridge to bo constructed
in connection with the Kootenay railway
across the Prasor river, at or near New
Westminster, und running powers given
over it to any railway company applying for th3 same, under proper conditions.
17. In case it is at any time thought
advisable to give a bonus to any railway
company, tbe same to bo in cash, and
not by way of a land grant; and no such
bonus io be granted except upon the
condition that a fair amount of the
bonds or shares of thee, mpanybe transferred to tho Province, and effective
means taken to give tho Province control
of tho freight and passenger rates, and
provision made against such railway
having any liabilities against it except
actual cost.
18 To take away from tbo Lieuten-
ant-Governor-in-Council any power to
make substantive changes in the law,
confining tbo jurisdiction entirely to
matters of detail in working out the
laws enacted by the Legislature.
10. The establishment of an institution within the Province for the education of the Deaf and Dumb.
20. To repeal the Alien Exclusion
Act, as tbe reasons justifying its enactment no longer obtain.
21. An amicable settlement of tlie
dispute with the Dominion Government
as to Deadman's Island, Stanley Park
and other lands, and an arrangement
with Mr. Ludgate, by which, if possible,
a sawmill industry may be established
and carried on on Deadman's Island,under satisfactory conditions, protecting
the interests of the public.
22. Proper means of giving technical
instruction to miners and prospectors.
T. McNeish & Co. . .
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
Make-a specialty of handling only the best goods the mart,
des.    Their Gents' Furnishings, Clothing, Boots & Shi
lire new and moderate in price.     Their store is always notal
lor the freshness nnd quality of the Grooerles and Provision*]
Special attention giveu to mine orders.
Slocan, B. rj
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,      •      -      B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
A. David,
For a Nice Spring Suit.      Perfect  Fit Guaranteed.      We use o ily \[
Trimmings and the Finish Is First Class.
MAIN STREET, .SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postottice.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       -       -      B. C.
Wc keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mail   Orders   receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, 11, C.
Canato Pacific Railway
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced on
June 10th. The "Imperial Limited" takes
you across the Continent in four days without change. It is a
solid vestibuled train,
luxuriously equipped
with every possible essential for the comfort
and convenience of
Passengers. Ask your
friends who have travelled on it, or address
T. P. A., A. (I. P. A.,
Nelson. Vancouver,
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors
1-T o te 1
SLOCAN,       -       B.   C.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Country
Headquarters for Mining Men. The Bar is
richly stocked and the Dining Room Ai.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Skilled ai Personal Management of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
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.
cCalliuim & Co.
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Hare Jast Openeil a Lane Stock of New Goods.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street, - m Slocan,   13- 6


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