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SLOCAN DRILL.
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TOL. I., No. 42.
8LOCAN,   B.   C,   JANUARY   IR,   1901.
12.00 PER ANNUM.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
A. YORK
Dealers In Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
A Word
About Canned Goods.
Having bought a car of assorted Vegetables
and Fruits, direct from the SIHCOE CAN-
NINO COHPANY, we shall be pleased to
have you try the Goods and get our prices.
Try our Batter, Cheese and Eggs,
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinnev, B. C
SLOCAN,  B.  C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
ALEX. STEWART, Prop.
AxvLirigtoii
SLOCAN,  B. C.
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Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDER.SON, - Proprietors.
The ;■'■■:     '
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Slifl mil Personal Haiapnest of M Baty,
Who Is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
 who tarry within a while with him.
WILSON HOUSE,
SLOCAN, B. C.
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.
A. E. TEETER,
Proprietor.
GOAT   CREEK   WATER
CASE CAME  BKVOBB   THE   COMMIS-
SIONKH TUESDAY.
Citizen's Committee Appears at the Hear
lag—Both Parties, Not Being  Incorporated, Have no Standing—The Case
Adjourns*! for Two Weeks.
On Monday the citizens' committee,
with W. J. Andrews at its head, proceeded to Nelson to appear at the
Bitting of the water commissioner's
court, next day, relative to the application made respectively by a private corporation and the citizens for
500 inches of water from Goat creek.
Thc water was to be used for domestic purposes. J. A. Turner, government agent, was in the chair; A.
Johnson, of McDonald & Johnson.ap
peared with J. C. Shook, on behalf of
the (to be organized) Slocan City
Water & Light Co., and the committee for the citizens. The proceedings
were brief but interesting.
Mr. Johnson presented his ease for
the company, they having made the
first application. The committee
duly protested, presenting a strong
resolution, signed by numerous citizens, in opposition to the company.
Mr. Turner asked the smiling barrister whether be had the certificate of
incorporation of the company. This
was a knocker, but Mr. Johnson said
his people were applying for it. The
commissioner said he could not entertain the applicafon until the certificate whs forthcoming, as fhe company
had no standing in the court.
To the committee, Mr. Turner said
the citizens were in a similar position, as not being an incorporated
body; bat if they bad been so situated
then the town would get the water at
once. Tbe committee stated they did
not wish to act in an arbitrary man
ner with the company, but suggested
that the latter should have met tin-
citizens and endeavored t'i arrive at
an amicable settlement, in order to
secure tire protection for the town.
In answer to a question, Mr. Shook
thought there was 1500 inches of water in tlie creek, while the committee
said 300 inches was nearer the mark.
Mr. Shook als > made the surprising
statement that, if his company had
had the slightest idea or knowledge
that the citizens were seeking incorporation at thc time, the company
never would have made a move towards attempting to put in a water
system. Mr. Johnson, supporting
Mr. Shook, volunteered the assertion that thc company would have
the water system installed in Slocan
long before the citizens would secure
incorporation—which move of the
citizens he treated as a great joke.
However, in answer to Mr. Turner's statement respecting the company certilicate, Mr. Johnson moved
for an adjournment ofthe case, which
was granted. The next hearing will
take place at Nelson, on Jan. 2'J, at
2 30 o'clock.
Dry Ore* In Fashion.
Since the wet ores of the country
passed under the ban of the American smelter octopus, numerous articles have appeared in the press calling attention to the dearth in the
supply of dry ores. As a result, the
local division has been brought prominently to the front, and investing
CH'ital has become most amenable to
the advantages of the camp and its
resource During tho week, representatives of tw * smelters have been
here sizing up thc situation, and they
predicted treatment charges on dry
ores would be largely reduced in a
short time. The smelters want dry
ores and they feel disposed to oiler
big inducements to get the desired
article, The mineral resources of
the division, though in their infancy,
have been sufficiently well proven to
promise success to the carctul inves
tors, hence the numerous inquiries
now being made for properties.
Strike on the Enterprise.
On Thursday last a rumor reached
here that an important new strike
had been made on the Enterprise.
Next day one of the men from the
mine happened in town and continued the report. It had been made in
the No. 2 workings, just above the
Iron Horse. For several hundred
feet this drift had ore, right from the
surface. During the last two months
the ore has been lost sight of. A
crosscut was then made to the right,
and last week the ore chute wns
caught, showing 15 inches of clean
mineral. Drifting has sinoe been
pushed on tho chute, with varying
success.   	
Iran Mines atthe Junsitlon.
Frequent reports have come In of
late of new discoveries of deposits of
Iron ore within ii tew hundred feet ot
the railroad ut Slocan Junction,  J..
G. Devlin, known as the "Gunner
from Gal way," made thc first location,
having W. F. Teetzel, of Nelson, as
a partner. Since then a number of
locations have been made. The ore
carries upwards of 50 per cent iron
and is of first-class quality. A test is
being made by the Nelson smelter
and, if satisfactory, their future supply of fluxes will be obtained from
the new camp. Half a dozen men
are employed at the Devlin property.
THE SHELTER TRUST.
. Oscar White, manager of the Slocan Star mine, at Sandon, came up
Wednesday from Nelson. He stated
that a conference had been held at
Sandon, on Friday last, between the
mine owners and Messrs. Braden, representing the smelter trust; Johnson,
of the Everett smelter, and Moore of
the Trail smelter, upon the question
of ore rates. , With the exception of
tbe Canadian smelters, and the Everett and San Francisco works, the
combine had absorbed all the establishments in the west. The combine
wants the Slocan mine owners to
make no contracts at present, as they
state better rates can be obtained
later on. New rates were introduced
this year by the C.P.R., making the
charges $50 per car. on heaty lead
ores, more than last year.   Tbe com-
the ore chute had widened out during the week to a foot. It is all of
shipping grade and just i.s rich as
any previously taken out Depth is
being gained rapidly, increasing the
stoping territory overhead. Ore is
being taken out in a hurry, keeping
the sorters busy to get it sacked up
out of the way. The lessees will
make a good stake out of their hold
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Speculator Developments.
W. Thomlinson, superintendent of
the Speculator, was in town Saturday, straightening up the month's
accounts with the business men. The
heavy snowstorms have tilled up the
road from the Speculator to the Arlington and some difficulty has been
experienced in getting in supplies.
At the mine everything is going
smoothly. The shaft • from No. 1
tunnel is down 30 feet and the vein
keeps widening, while there is every
indication of a big chute of ore being
near. Small values are carried
throughout the ledge matter. In the
No. 2 drifting has ceased for the present, as the air was getting bad. The
drift is in 340 feet. A raise is now
being made to the surface, about 75
feet. They are up 35 feet and rapid
headway is being made. Two healthy
stringers of ore have been encountered in the raise, giving high val-
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The Old Red Flag of Britain.
There is lot! of talk and rumor
Of impending strife to b«,
When tne old Ironsides of Britain
Shall be driven from the tea.
Wn hare heard tome Vila predictions,
The result of pure ill will;
But the old red flag of Britain:
It is proudly waving still.
AV* have lived Ihro'ontthe twelvemonth
That is only just slecessod,
To find tlie feses of Britain
Have been trebly more increased.
We have heard the curse that gathers
On the Islood oar solsliers spill;
But tlie old red flag of Britain;
It is somehow floating still.
The century sees it waving
Where the people know its worth,
For only Uncle Kruger
Is an 'outcast on the earth.
And the nations see it daunting
O'er the famed Majulsa Hill;
For the old red flag of Britain:
It is proudly waving still.
They are praising "Bobs Bahadur,"
For the tactics ot the war;
They've given him an earldom,
Which he's rightly fitted for.
Men are speaking of his genius—
None can ever doubt his skill—
For he planned to set the old flag
Where it's proudly waving still.
Bo, all praise to gallant Roberts,
And to Kitchener tlia same;
And the host of other leaders
That have crowned the list ot Fame.
Let foemen scoff in anger,
As, be sure, they always will;
But, what matter if the old flag
Be floating bravely still!
Nor, yet alone to leaders,
May Britain give her thanks,
For well were they supported
Bv tho men who swell the ranks.
Ami, when Britain calls for solditrs,
We have men to fill the bill,
To help protect the old Hag,
Aud keep it waving still.
B. T. Anderson
Lemon Creek. B.C.
bine, Mr. Braden said, was anxious
and willing to take the Slocan ore,
but they cannot quote the same terms
as forrhcrlv, owing to the C.P.K.
charges. If they can get the latter
to restore last year's figures, then
everything would be smooth sailing.
On the American side the combine
has guaranteed the mines $4 per
hundred for their lead for a year,
which is a sharp advance. Tho Canadian owner cannot realize anywhere
near that, owing to duty and other
charges.
Mr Braden stated that in East
Kootenay the C.P.K. got $6 per ton
on ore for a haul of 49 miles, while
the Great Northern carried it 290
miles farther for only $3. Local
smelters do not care for the heavy
wet ores, but are anxious for the dry
article, and quote a $9 rate to the
Sovereign from Sandon. The North-
port works are entering the field and
sharply bidding for the siliclous ores
in competition with Trail and Nelson.
In the opinion of Beveral of the mine
owners, the present situation is due
to the C.P.K. and not the combine,
and Jim Hill's competltien with the
Great Northern is regarded as the
solution of the difficulty.
Ore Body Widened.
Jack Aitchlson came down from
the Bondholder, Sunday, and stated
ues. Four crosscuts have been made
in the various workings, bo as to
keep in close touch with the walls of
the ledge. Mr. Thomlinson predicts
the Speculator making one of the
biggest properties in the camp.
Strike on the Phoenix.
On Friday last the ledge was cut
in the new workings on the Phoenix
group, which is situated on the north
side of Springer creek and about two
miles from town. The ledge has
been proven to hold its own well snd
is standing true between the walla
The paystreak is about two feet in
width, being a quartz mixed with
Iron pyrites It gives values approaching $70 in gold. The property has always given good assays
and the group is favorably looked
upon. By the strike, a good depth is
gained on thc vein and considerable
ore blocked out. Drifting has been
carried on since, proving up tlie paystrcak In a satisfactory manner. T.
S. Dunbar is manager of the property.      	
George Hambly, formerly of this
town, is in Spokane, undergoing
treatment for un injured eve, a piece
of steel having got in it while working in tho Madison mine, near Sandon. It will be two years before he
fully recovers his sight.
OUR   ORE  SHIPMENTS
SUBSTANTIAL   SHOWING   MADE   BT
THIS   DIVISION.
Last Tear's Shipment* Were 3847 Tons—
A Healthy Kvldence of the Life and
Wealth of the Casssp— Arlln*r*oss the
Biggest Shipper.
Two additional shippers enter on
the list this week, being the Enterprise and Blaok Prince. Tbo former
sent out 20 tons to the Trail smelter,
and has 40 tons more ready at the
lakeshore. Twenty tons was shipped
by the Black Prince, being the first
sent out under the lease on tbat property. The Arlington exported 9G
tons, to Nelson, so that the total shipments from the division amounted to
130 tons. The outlook in the camp
is bright and a great feeling of confidence is apparent.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following is
a list ot the shipments this year to
date:
MINK. WJSBsT. TOTAfc.
Arlington _.. 90 196
Enterprise  20 JM
Two Friends  40
Black Prince  20 20
130 270
MINES  AND   MINING.
The force on tbe Chapleau is being
gradually increased.
At the Bondholder, the men are being paid $3.50 per shift.
J. F. Holden made an inspection of
the Republic a few days ago.
The Molly Gibson is supping a
carload of ore a day to Nelson.
A steady stream of enquiries keeps
coming iii for likely properties in this
division.
A good start has been made bv the
Hewett, Four Mile, it having shipper*
170 tons last week.
Fifty men are  employed at the
Emily Edith, Four Mile.   Shipments '
are to begin shortly.
Work has ceased temporarily or
the Ottawa, A deal is expected to
be made for the property.
The strike on the V it II continues
to hold out, there being 26 inches of
shipping ore in thc face ot the drift.
Assays made on the ore taken from
the new ledge encountered on the
Chapleau, give values of $27.60, $70
and $80 in gold.
Frank Sherry went to Nelson this
week with a carload of ore from tho
Black Prince. It was the first shipment made under his lease on that
property.
The returns from the two cars of
ore shipped by the Two Friends to
Nelson amounted to about $1850,
which was considerably lower that*
expected. As the returns were not
received here till Monday, the owners are curious to know how the Tribune managed to publish them on
Saturday morning.
MININO   RKCORDS.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, IL P. Christie being mining
recorder:
LOCATIONS.
Jan 7—Welba, near Cedar creek, D C
Robertson.
New Ore Body on Two Friends.
On Thursday the workmen in the
west drift on the Two Friends broke
into eight inches of clean galena, iu
grade being equal to any other chute
cut on the property. An assay obtained Saturday from a streak of ore
cut the other day gave 874 oz silver.
It surprised the lessees, as the ore
contained a large percentage of iron
pyrites.   	
To Come Up In May.
The case of Cameron vs.Kirkwood,
affecting the Eda and Bald Mountain fractions, on the Speculator hill,
will not come up at the February sittings of thc supreme court at Nelson.
It has been set to be heard In Mav.
This is due to the attorney for tho
plaintiff, W.A. Galliher, M.P., being
absent on his sessional duties at Ottawa.  _____
Census Date Filed.
An order in council has been approved by the governor-general fixing Sunday, March 31, as the date
for taking the Dominion census. The
actual work, however, will notBtart
till the Monday following, but it is
expected the whole Dominion will be
covered and work completed bj
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THE SLOCAN DRILL
,jC. E. Smithekisoau:, Editor and Prop.
II POTUSHED EVERY FRIDAY AT
SLOCAN,      -     -       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertlsina 10 cents a line (or
,*he nrst insertion and 5 cents a line each
•subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
js* legal adve. tising.
Locali will be charged 10 cents a line
for each insertion.
Commercial Hates mado known upon
•application.
The Subscription iB $2 nor year, ut.-ict-
Jy in advance; |2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
THE SLOCAN DRILL,
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11th, 1.101.
'    KUITIIHIAI.    CUOITINIiS.
Kitchener Is trying to make peace
with the Boers; at the same time, get-
•ting in more troops.
It is generally understood that
a reconstruction of tho provincial
.cabinet will shortly tHke place.
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Coast Labor unions are moving fur
jthe publication of school books at the
government printing ottice, Victoria,
rather than havo them printed in
'Toronto, as at present.
Slocan can sympathize with Nelson in its struggle to keep out private
corporation competition in its power
nnd light privileges. Private mono-
tpoly throttles the existence of any
'burg, and no town should permit its
^tyrannies to bo inflicted.
By mutual agreement, the Great
."Northern and Northern Pacific mil-
ways will reduce passenger rates in
Montana and Idaho to three cents a
~*.alle. Were bucIi a step taken by
jthe railways in this country, the
people would never recover their
nerves. No, sirreo, Canadian railway corporations would not be guilty
of such atrocious magnanimity.
Last year ihe United States coined
$99,727,942 in gold and $36,295,321
in silver. Though gold predominates
so largely, yet there is evidence in
the figures given of n growing demand for silver coin. Takon in conjunction with the situation in Mexico,
India and the far East, thc position
ef silver is more hopeful than it has
been in years, and the market prom
}ses to be strong throughout 1901.
Chris Foley's ability has been re
cognized by the Ottawa government
,and he has secured Ralph Smith's
.vacant position on the Chinese commission.   It was a tactful appointment, wherein the Liberal party recognized tho  growing influence of
''Labor  in this   province,     Foley's;
'knowledge on the Chinese question is
deep, his sympathies are well known,
"and he can bo depended on to do his
duty by his  fellow-laborers.   It is
•hoped the government will not pigeon
Jiole the commission's report, as was
/lone with the Chapleau findings in
1884, but honestly endeavor to carry
cat whatever suggestions might be
made by the commissioners.
Two restrictive measures upon the
•immigration into this country of the
heathen Chinee came into force with
,Ahe new year. One is from the Do-
.minlon government and calls for the
raising of tho head tnx from $.'>0 to
$100. The other in the adoption by
th* provincial authorities of what is
Universally known as thu Natal Act,
which compels an intending settles
fo register his name, With place, business, and former place of residence
in some one European language.
.This act has worked well elsewhere
and its operations arc designed to
check the Jap us well as tho Chinaman. It is well worth a trial and
deserves success.
State, or public, ownership of franchises and utilities was looked upon
» few years since as un invention of
.the evil one and a doctrine that
smacked of revolution and the bloody
jUtig. Education has gradually disabused the minds of thc alarmists,
until today public ownership is recognized as the cardinal principle of
national life and existence, harmless,
'though socialistic and withal fraught
with blessing to the people. A striking example of the growth in this
feellnt* is the ardent advocacy by
fianford Fleming of the nationalization ofthe telegraphs of the entire
British empire. Ho has urged the
Dominion government to adopt the
idea, and few tbero arc who are
jfound to condemn. Thc nationaliza-
tion of the railways will, in time, bo* j
coinn nn accompli;lied fact, just
much so as i* our waterways i
DRILL   POINTS.
The public school rc-opened this
week.
The gymnasium club has given up
the chust.
Trail is agitating for incorporation
as a city,
Ancient periodicals may bo purchased at this ofliee.
Jos. Payne has once more become
a resident of the town.
Sam Starch got the skating rink
opened on Thursday last,
For the past year Slocan has been
remarkably free of sickness.
Passenger traffic by lake and rail
has tailed away to a whisper.
N. McLellan and P. Murphy have
taken over the Clifton House at Sandon.
The commissioners have granted
Mrs. Annie Winter a hotel license at
Cody.
"Buntz" DesBrisay returned Thursday night from his visit to the coast,
alone.
The government is offering $2 per
head as a bounty for the destruction
of coyotes.
W. A. Galliher, M.P., was heartily
welcomed by his inanv friends here
yesterday.
Joe Hunielin has returned to town,
the Surprise mine having shut down
for the winter.
James Rao, wifd and family, got
safely home Thursday evening from
their coaRt trip.
Monday evening a moving picture
and phonograph show was given in
tho Music Hall.
At six o'clock yesterday morning
the thermometer registered 11 degrees below zero.
R. A. Bradshaw has been and gone
and done it. Ho and his bride will
be back about the 24th.
A few days ago Bobby Allen had
three of his pack animals killed by a
C.P.R. train below town.
A. York is in Nelson, having cone
down to look after the recent shipment from the Two Friends.
A shortage of cars is reported on
the C.P.R. in this district, the supply
being far below the demand.
Mrs. Dan McLeod and family returned Thursday from a lengthened
Visit to friends in Fairhaven, Wash.
Nothing looks cheaper than for a
business house not, to use printed stationery. It denotes lack of enterprise.
A number of the business houses
have thrown out the gasoline 1 Hips,
owing to the increased rates of insurance.
W. F. DuBois, superintendent of
the Arlington, got back Thursday
from his holiday jaunt to the Sound
cit'es.
Divine service will be held in St..
Paul's church next Sunday, morning
and evening. liev.C. Arthur Mount,
pastor.
Rev. Father Cote has been appointed to the Roman Catholic mis
sion of Slocan, with headquarters at
Sandon.
Geo, Stephen, Wmniprg. has been
promoted to the position of contracting freight agent of theC.P.R. in this
district,
J. C. Shook's sale of household
goods has been quite a success. He
has still several things to dispose of,
at a bargain.
(Jeo. Scott, who was sent to Nelson
from here, as being of unsound mind,
has been taken to the New Westminster asylum.
The London, Eng., Graphic recently contained a poem from R. T. Anderson, the Lemon creek poet, and
which appeared In Tur. DRILL,
Friday's Nelson Tribune contained
an interesting write up of thc prospects on Springer creek from information supplied by Paul Hauck.
On Tuesday next the commissioners will meet at New Denver, to con.
aider the application for a special
license for the International hotel.
Sandon will hold a hie winter enr-
PRIVATE SALE
of Household Goods.
Owing to removal to the East from
town at an early date, the iridersigned
will sell, hy private Bale,without reserve,
all his Household Effects, consisting of:
look sideboard; I oakextemion table;
li oak dining ohstrS, upholstered; 1 oak
armchair, upholstered; 1 elegant goat
sleigh robe; 1 walnut patent rocker, up
bolstered haircloths 2 upholstered arm
chairs, silk Hrocutelle, spring seat, aim
and back; 1 clock; 4bicycles,nearly new;
1 bamboo whatnot; 1 ea el, white enamel, brass finish; 1 organ, wnlnut case;
1 osk roll top writing desk; 1 Singer
Hewing machine; 1 quartered imk bedroom suite, with lievel plate glass mirror; 2 setts Chenille curtains,with poles;
1 lid 1 room suite, cherry finish; 2 bedsteads, with springs and mattresses: 1
walnut bureau; 2 wasbstands; 2granite
ware toilet setts; 1 Axminster carpet; 1
china dinner set, compk'te; 1 cooking
range, new; 1 Queen heater; cooking
Utensils j lamps; blinds, nnd other household article's too numerous to mention.
On view Friday, Saturday, and Monday, from 2 p.m., at my residene, In
Brandon.
.J. C. SHOOK.
nival from Jan, 28 to 31. A royal
time is expected and cheap fareB are
being arranged for on the railways.
The McVeigh freighting outfit, formerly used at the Comstock mine, on
Four Mile, was brought down by the
Slocan Saturday, billed to Crawford
bay.
The first hockey match of tho season was held in the rink Wednesday
afternoon and w.s a hot number. A
pretty fair team can be ribbed up
here.
H. E.Macdonnell, travelling freight,
agent, has been appointed to succeed
F. W. Peters, as assistant general
freight agent of the C.P.K. in the
Kootenays.
C. Browning came back Monday
evening from the Edmonton district,
where he h-d spent the Xmas holidays. It was 50 below zero when he
left there.
We must reduce our winter stock
of ladies' and children's hats, so are
selling them at a great reduction.
Secure one before they arc all gone.
Bennett & Co.
Rev. Mr. Roberts is working up
tho details for an evening with Ten-
nvson, which will take place in the
Music Hall. An elaborate, programme
is to be given.
Knox churcn annual congregational meeting will be held this evening, 11th inst., at 7.30 p.m. A mus-
icnl programme will be provided.
All are welcome.
So much was the Oddfellows' supper, Thursday night, appreciated by
the guests, that some of thc ladies
filled their jackets with samples of
the toothsome viands.
E. P. Bremner.labor commissioner,
has informed the, Associated Press,
that the relations between capital and
labor in Kootenay were pleasant, especially in the Slocan.
W, Beales, in writing from Wal-
ford, Ont., states that he arrived at
home safely and spent a pleasant
Xmas. His festivities wound up
with a broken rib. as thc result of a
punch from a lumber jack.
John Bredon and Pat MoGnire
were detained at Neison Wednesday,
on a charge of uttering counterfeit
money here. They came back to
town yesterday afternoon and had a
hearing before Justices Bull and
Curtis. W. A. Galliher was counsel
for the defence.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN
J.M.
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
Engineer,
SLOGAN,
B. C.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
I HEREBY give notice tbatA.C.Behno
has failed to perform his assessment
work on the Truro mineral claim for the
year ending August 30, ltJOO. And I give
notice that, unless tho said Al. Behne
pn*,B his proportion of said assessment,
amounting to $50, and all costs attached
thereto, I shall claim his interest in the
said mineral claim, under section 4 of
the Mineral Act, Amendment Act, 1000
Dated at Slocan City this 24th day of
November, 1900.
JOHN McKINNON
"■for—
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Chenille
Curtains,
Upholstered
Goods,
Go to—
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Saddle and Pack Horses for
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Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
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Hoarding Stables; Saddle Horses lor
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TINSMITH
Kntorprlse Krisctiisntsl Mineral Clisliss.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Adjoining the Enterprise, on Ten Mile creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T.
Twigij, as agent for tbe Enterprise (British Columbia) Mines, Ltd., Free Miner's
Coitificate No. B86828.intend, sixty days
from tbe date hereof, to applv to the
Mining Recorder for a ccttiticiite of im-
r>rovemen'.N, for the purpose of obtaining
a Cro*vn grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that notion,
under section 37, must l>e commenced
before the, issuance ot such certificate of
improvements.
Dated this 29th dav of November, 1900.
Hi-11-OC H. T. TWIGG, Agent
t.'lj-sls* Mssss-ml  Cliilsss.
Situate in tbe Slos-nn City Mining Division of tlie Went Kootenay District
Where located -.—On first north fork
of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE thnt I, Robert Scott
I.fiinie, acting asagi'iit for The Chapleau
Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Ltd., F.
M.C. No. 1537*102, intend,sixty days from
ths* date hereof, to apply t this Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Cwwn grant of thu isliove claim.
And further take nolice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
liefore tlie issuance of such certificate of
Improvements
Dated this28thdav of November. WOO.
7-12 00 R. 8.LENN1E
Trs-situis 111 sis- nil Clulisi.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division  of   West   Kootenay   District.
Where located:—On  the divide be-
tween  l'.igbt  Mile  and Ten   Mile
• creeks.
TAKE NOTICE that T, J. M. McGie-
gor, acting as agent for (ieorgo Kyiiil,
free miner! certilicate No. K3(i350, intend, sixty davs from thc date hereof, lo
apply to the Mkiing Recorder or a certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grantof the above
claim.
And further tako notico that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certilicate of
improvements.
D ited this (ith day of November, 1000.
21-12-01) .1. II. MoGREGOB
Sossss*rss*t, C'sslssssilslss Nss. fl, Kvrsililj; Ktstr
Ns>. », NIMs-r Crown, Kal Ipsa No. t,
Ki'llpso No. 'J   I'ractloss, mui
Usskssown (.rssssp  Mln-
csssl Clsilssss.
Situate in tbe Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located-.—Near the head of
Dayton creek.
TAKF. NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting us agent for Hugh Sutherland, Free Miners Certificate No.l5207S9,
intend, sixty slays irom the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for «or-
tiflcates of improvements, for tho purpose, of obtaining Crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take noli* that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
beforo tho issuanceof such certificates oi
improvements.
Dated this 25th day of Ocfober.lOOO,
21-12-00 J.M. McGRKGOR
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every description can be had at Slocan's Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of tlm best brands kept tn
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes.   Fruits s,f all kinds kept in,
their season.   The most toothsome Confectionery always on
sale.   Stationery also handled.
A. C. SMITH,
SLOCAN
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Fresh Groceries
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We have just got in a big consignment from the east.
We have a large assortment of Cross & Blackwell's
goods.   Groceries are our specialty.
T. McNeish 6c Co.
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Abstracts   of   Titles Furnished.
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Meets every Wednesday evening
in tho Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 j).m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
JAS. A.BAKER,
President.
W. J. ADCOCK,
Financial Secretary
AND PLUMBER
Krlss   Krasitlssn   stsul   Kvs-silsss;  Ntssr Nss. V
Mltsernl Claim*.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division ol West Kootenny District.
Where locnt'il. Ahout two miles
northeast ol Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that we, David Saul-
tcr.lri'ii miner's certificate No. B1488W,
anil Duncan Graham*, free miner's certificate No lV2(iH4a, ns lo one-half each,
undivided interest, in the above-named
claims, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improve-
ments, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants ot the above claims.
And further take notice Unit notion,
under 87, must he commenced Imfore the
Issuance ol Hindi Certificate of luiprove-
mi'iil
I luted this 20th day of Dtoatubor, 1900.
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Vancouver. LAWS OF CANADA
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Amendments  to the  Criminal
Code Now in Effect.
RAFFLES    FOR    PRIZES
Whipping; ot Burglara—Possession
of (iemblttnc Utenalla"Chl- »
Bene Dens.
Wak'- fll
Vancover Province: There is in
one of the several amendments .to
the criminal code of Canada that
became of force and effect on New
Year's day, material for much discussion—and much sarcastic and
contemptuous comment on the part
of the unregenerate.
This is the provision attached to
the general law prohibitory oflottei-
ies and similar enterprises, which
provides that hereafter the ban of
the law shall not be placed upon
"raffles for prizes of small value at
any bazaar held for any charitable
or religious object, if permission
to hold the same has been obtained
from the city or other municipal
council, or from the mayor, or reeve
ol the municipality, wherein such
bazaar is held and the articles, raffled for thereat.have first been offered
for sale and none of them are of a
value exceeding $50."
Common   Law
The principle underlying a common law should unquestionably be
general in its applicability, and
it is therefore not quite clear how
the above secures a place in the
statute book of Canada, or why a
raffle should be any less reprehensible or more permissible when the
proceeds are to be applied toward
advancing the prosperity of some
religious or charitable body than
when (as is often the case) designed
to pull some poor chap, whose
affairs have gone wrong, out of
temporary difficulties.
.Another provision disposes peremptorily of such concerns as that
at Montreal which for years has
operated under the mask of an "art
union;" while still another aims to
check the growth of theft where the
stolen property has a special value
as in the case of prized cattle, or
dogs—the penalty heing increased
where the worth of the stolen
animal exceeds $20, .to a maximum
fine of $50 over and above the
value of the stolen animals, or two
years' imprisonment, or both fine
and imprisonment.
The provision for the whipping of
burglars apprehended with dangerous weapons in their possession
has already been discussed in the
province since its coming in force;
and there are also among the newly
effective provisions, sections with
reference to the punishment of
gambling that greatly enlarge the
powers of the officers of the law.
Prima facie Proof.
For example, the possession of
gambling utensils may now be held
to be prima facie probf of guilty use.
the amended law reading that;
"When any cards, dice, balls,
counters, tables or other instruments of gaming used in playing
any unlawful game are found in any
house, room or place suspected to
be used as a common gaming
house, and entered under a warrant
or order issued under this act, or
about the person of any of those
who are found therein, it shall be
prima facie evidence, on the trial of
a prosecution under section 198 (or
section 199), that such house, room
or place is used as a common gaming house, and that the persons
found in the room or place where
such tables or instruments of gaming are found were playing therein,
although no playing was actually
going on in the presence of the
. officer entering the same under such
warrant or order, or in the presence
of those persons by whom he is
accompanied as aforesaid."
Still another feature of the  new
'   enactments that   ia   decidedly   interesting to any   town   where   the
Chinese are a factor in  the population,where every den is liable at any
time to be the object of a police raid,
provides that it shall be accepted as
prima facie evidence of guilt if,
when a visit is paid to any premises
suspected of being put to illegal
uses.
"Any constable or officer, authorized to enter any house, room or
place, is wilfully prevented from, or
obstructed or delayed in entering the
same or any part thereof."
Another new provision of the law
puts a check upon evil disposed
persons who plot the injury of industries carried on by those against
whom they harbor ill will, they being now rendered liable to penalties ranging from $200 to $4000,
together withjtwo years' imprisonment.
HE 8TOLK TO PLAY   CARDS
Trying to Beat tbe   World,Young man
Landed In  Jail.
The belief that he could beat the
world playing poker caused the
downfall of J. J.Myers, an employe
of the Southern Express at Charlotte, S. C. He learned to play
cards last month and had such a
run of luck that he determinsd to
play on a large scale and make a
fortune quickly. To get a suitable
stake he held up a Southern Express package containing $600 in
cash and a mumber of checks.
After losing a few hundred in
Charlotte he tried to break
Columbia's gambling houses. In'
three days all his cash was gone.
He did not attempt to use the
checks. Myers drank heavily and
attempted to poison himself. He
was arrested,
HAZING  FIsVTs    VIC ANN AUO
A  Freshman's   Letter Shows How It
Wae Done at the Time Indicated.
At the present time, when so
much of public attention is being
directed to hazing at college and in
government academies, the following extract from a letter written
over a half a century ago will be of
interest. The writer was at that
time a freshman of Yale, but was
not at the college when inditing
the epistle.    He says:
"I had a letter from the other
day—they are having a great time
at Vale plaguing the fresh, etc.
That business is carried on to a
great extent here. Many of the
poor devils have been ducked under
the windows a dozen times, etc.,
etc. The greatest sport is to
break into their room at midnight
(a whole party of sophs at a time)
make the scart fellow get up,
mount the table in his shirt sleeves,
answer questions in geography,
arithmetic, Latin, grammer, etc.,
(the simplest possible, so far as to
be suited to a freshman's comprehension,) read a little Greek and
then, what is the greatest trial,
declaim. If he refuses to comply
he receives a shower from his water
pail until he submits. If he in
swers well he is highly complimented and flattered and politely bid
goodnight."
HAS NOT CEDED  THE   RAILROAD
Lord Salisbury Has No Power to Make
Burb Transfer**'
The foreign office at London, declares the report ot the cession of
the New Chwang-Shanhaikuan railroad to Russia by Lord Salisbury,
as announced by the Daily Chronicle, is unfounded. It points
out that Great Britian has no
power to cede it, as the railroad is
Chinise property. Moreover it is
stipulated that it shtll not be mortgaged to any foreign government,
or company. There have been reports that Russian agents are endeavoring to buy out the British
interests,but the British government
is not connected therewith. Representations have been made to
Russia in behalf of the English
bondholders, as the action of the
Russian officials is considered to
have exceeded the military requirements, and the question of compensation will come up when the
line is restored to its owners. A
convention on this subject is now
under discussion.
The fuller blown the rose of
pleasure the sooner its petals will
fall.
Socialism lu tbe liOtb Century.
By  M.   Mii.i.ekand,   Minister   of
Commerce, France,
The Socialist movement is co extensive with the civilized world. It
knows no national limits. Where
civilization is high there collectivism
is the strongest, The twentieth
century will see it in full swing. It
will not retrograde. The hands of
the economic clock can never be
moved back to feudalism. Socialism cannot remain stationery, for it
is viital force. The only possible
evolution for it is in an onward
and upward course.
Socialism works tor concoid and
peace. It makes hearts generous
and it gives us men of good will.
The solidarity of the human race
should be the aim of noble minds.
Such solidarity enforces the sovereignty of right. Might is not right
and never will be with the people.
Solidarity of the race breaks the
back of mere brute force. Men
should not bend the knee to blind
power. Solidarity promotes peace.
What can be more noble than a
festival of work and peace? Honorable peace is more glorious than
the most brilliant war.
The grave and the delicate questions of social economy are now all
tempered by Socialism. Mechanism
and invention are of use only in so
tar as they improve the position of
mankind. We measure the degree
of a people's civilization not by
mechanical improvements, but by
the welfare of the men of toil. This
is the highest and noblest standard
of measurement.
It is generally laid down that
man is the arthitect of his own
fortune, But society must let him
have the leisure to work il. out. He
must not be brutalized by a task
beyond his strength.
This applies to all nations and
races. For sons of different races
and citizens of different nationalities
belong to the same family. The
duty of all is to increase the common patrimony. The region of
unknown toilers must not be forgotten.
In the coming century the orpan-
isms of iron and steel will continue
more and more to replace flesh and
bone, epidemics will be unknown,
distance     will  further    disappear.
Science will keep on multiplying
the means she puts at man's disposal, The great service it can render
to man is to teach him the material
and moral grandeur of union—of
solidarity. Where Socialism holds
sway the hatred born of uncultured
brains disappears. It vanquishes
misery to a large extent.
Altruism is the sweetest of sentiments. Even personal interest
justifies it. Men of all nations
should foster societies for self help.
Such associations group men together to resist individual weakness.
Human solidarity will never
stop at the frontier. It lessens the
enequalities born of the social regime. It draws the world's children closer together. Promote it,
and the time will come when these
latter will know no strifes save the
fruitful rivalries of peace and the
splendid struggles of labor.
Socialism will go on widening
the ethical conception of political
economy. It were worth one's
while to study its influence upon
economical and political thought.
Co operation, the municipality, the
state, will all be brought to aid
Socialism. I should like to see
the principles of association developed as much as possible.
The time has gone by when men
are frightened by mere words. The
men in the twentietn century will
be at least as brave as we are.
They will not fear to have the
Socialist slung at their heads.
They will know that there is a
noble and generous idea behind
that word.
The progress of socialism in the
new century is insured by the
triumph of democracy. In France,
Germany, Denmark, Russia, Italy,
Spain, England, everywhere in
Europe I see it making gigantic
strides. It has found a foothold in
the far   off Antipodes,  and il has
crossed the Atlantic   to   the  great
republic of the west,
A triumphant  democracy means
a      world-wide     fraternity. The
twentieth century   will lead us  fa
toward    that    goal.—New York
journal.
THEV     POCUHT     POR     LIBERTY
East  Al'rlcau  Natlvea Bound  For tbe
Hhodeslaa Mines
On the arrival of the German
steamer Hertzog at Beira, Portugal, with 136 Abyssinians and
Somalis for the Rhode«*ian mines,
the "boys," as they are called,
were informed by the firemen that
they would be compelled to work
in chains. Thereupon they refused to go ashore.
Portuguese police and troops
were summoned and a big fight
ensued, the "boys" barricading
the foredeck. Victory rested with
the police after an hour's fighting.
One Somali was killed and 36
wounded. Subsequently it was
found there were only 50 "boys"
on the steamer, the remainder
having jumped overboard.
Housing the Chinese Giant
In twenty years Japan has increased her capital in factories
sixty five times. She is now an
exporting nation. In ten years
from now China, forced to open her
country to foreign capitalists, will
follow the example of the Japanese
and will be an exporting nation,
and her teeming millions of cheap
labor, will drive every other nation
into the corner, and will force the
labor of all other nations down to
the level of their own wretched
working classes. In that day the
American and European working
people will get the benefits they deserve for helping the piratical capitalist wrest the country from the
control of the native people, by
being forced to work on the level
with the coolie. The industrial
earth has made the mistake of its
existence by arousing the labor
force of the 400,000,000 Chinese to
the powers of mechan ical production, liven the American capital
being planted in the Philippine will
have a tremendous effect on the
labor of that country in the next few
years. The Orient, instead
of being a market for American and
European goods, will be an exporter of gigantic proportions.
And the earth will be starved because of that "over-production."
And the workers, who have all power, remain as stupid to owning the
land and machinery and shortening
the hours of labor, and ought to
starve as being unfit for association.—Ex.
MAN YELLED FIRE
HOAR OP A FRENCH CANADIAN
Complains Tbat England Is Not Dolus
the Pair Thins.
La Verite, the recogonized organ
of the ultra Catholic French Canadians, publishes a threatening article against English rule in Canada.
The article says:
"There is a limit to human patience. It is said that England will
always rule Quebec. We say that
she will govern Cjuebec just as long
as the French Canadians wish her
to and not an instant longer, and if
the fanatics of Ontario and elsewhere were not blinded by passion
they would comprehend it also. If
the insults of which we have been
made the constant object on the
part of the English element of this
country do not soon come to an end,
and if they continue to reward our
loyalty toward the English throne
by covering us with injuries and
flooding us with threats there will
be an explosion of anger among
the French Canadians which will
astonish those who are accustomed
to regard us as 'good sheep.' And
what will be the inevitable result of
a series of riots, of serious troubles
between the French Canadians and
English? The French Canadians
have only to make a sign to Uncle
Sam and in 15 days an army would
occupy Quebec, Montreal and Toronto. We certainly do not hope
to see these things, but they will
come if the campaign of insult does
not cease."
In a Play House and an Awful
Panic Ensued.
SEVEN   PEOPLE  KILLED
Four Children Thrown Over a Balcony By Parents and Trampled to Death.
Seven persons were crushed to
death and as many more seriously
injured in a panic which followed a
man's cry of "fire" late Saturday
afternoon in the West Twelfth
street Turner hall, Chicago. About
800 people were in the place, gathered to witness the performance of
a play entitled "The Greenhorn."
Converted Into a Mob.
The play was Yiddish, and the
audience, comprising for the most
part women and children, were all
Hebrews. The hall stands in a
densely populated district. When
the cry was raised it was only five
seconds until the entire audience
was converted into a frantic mob,
every member of which was fighting for the safety which lay beyond
the door of the building. As soon
as the wild rush toward the doors
began chairs were knocked down
in every direction, the aisles disappeared and the excited people ran,
climbed and stumbled over the
chairs on the way to the doors.
Children Trampled to Death.
Around the upper part of the
hall extends a balcony, which is
open only at one end. Here were
seated 100 women and children and
the women at the further end trom
the stairway, seeing that the rush
toward the exit was blocked to
them, began at once to throw the
little ones over the railings to the
floor 10 feet below. The children
fell into the midst of the maddened
throng and were at once trampled
under foot. Three of the dead
were children who were thrown
from the balcony and trampled by
the crowd, with no chance for their
lives. Following the children many
ofthe women sprang from the balcony into the crowd below and
others swung over and hung by
their hands before they dropped.
The railing of the balcony was
broken through in half a dozen
places by the pressure brought
against it by the maddened   crowd.
Scene On tho Slain Floor
On the main floor the crush was
much worse than in the balcony.
The main exit from the hall and
the only one known to a majority of
those who frequent the place are
two doors in the south end ot the
auditorium that open on winding
stairs, which eight steps down,
unite into one broader flight leading
to thc main door of the Twelfth
street front. Around these two
doors a frantic mass of 'screaming
men, women and children was
packed, all struggling fiercely to
force their way down the stairs.
To Pall Wae Death.
At the landing where the two
flights of stairs winding down from
the main hall unite a man stumbled
and fell. In an instance a score of
people were down, and before the
rush was over three lives had been
crushed out in a space four feet
wide and six feet long. Within
five minutes after the beginning of
the panic it was all over, and the
police and fireman who came hurrying to the scene ot the disaster,
were called upon to do nothing
beyond carrying away the dead and
wounded.
Relatives Fought Oaaeera.
Men and women fought desperately with the officers in their efforts
to enter the building and learn if
any ot their beloved ones were
among the dead. The crowd was
so great, so excited and so unmanageable that several calls were
sent for additional officers and firemen before it could be restrained.
The alarm of fire was false, there
having been nd  fire at any time.
The building is some what defective and at times sparks pass up
through the registers. It was the
sight of these sparks rising into the
.room that frightened the man who
raised the cry of fire.
The hall has several times been
the scene of panics and it is only
a few months since a number of
children were hurt in a rush for the
doors during a juvenile party given
in the place.
THE JAPS MUST GO.
The Chronicle of Spokane is
authority for the statement that
!'Jim" Hill of the Great Northern
railway has given orders that all
Japanese employed on his railway
must go as rapidly as white men
can be got to take their places.
The Japanese are employed, so it
is said, through a contracting firm
of Japanese at Seattle, at a rate ot
one dollar a day, the firm paying
the men ninety cents on the dollar. The firm also supplies the
Japanese laborers with all their
food supplies, which the railway
carries free. The Japanese have
worked their way to St. Paul,
where a gang were put at work
one day cleaning up Mr. Hill's
private car. They made a mess of
it, putting ice in the stove instead
of in the water tanks. This displeased Mr. Hill, and the order tor
the "Japs to go" was the consequence.—Tribune.
VAND ERBILTS    WEDDlNfi     "SIFT
Hla Bride to Heeelve Nearly Pour Sill'
lion In Securities
It has been given out unofficially
by a close friend ot the Vander-
bilt and French families that Alfred
Vanderbilt has settled on Elsie
French as her marriage portion one
tenth of his enormous fortune—
namely $3,700,000. This great
dowry is given to her, according
to this authority, not in cash, but
in selected bonds and stocks from
that part of the estate of the late
Cornelius Vanderbilt's fortune
invested in securities paying 4 per
cent. The bride will have an income
of $148,000 a year, or $12,333 *
month.
Rraun's Opinion of .""lllllonalres.
I can understand every crime in
calendar but the crime of greed,
every lust of the flesh but the lust
of g?in, every sin that ever damned a soul but the sin of selfishness. By all the sacred beasts of
Egypt, I'd rather be a tramp and
devide my handouts with one more
hungry; I'd rather be a mangy dog
with my kind, than bn a multimillionaire, with the blood of a
snake, the heart of a beast, than
carry my soul in my purse. When
I think of the 3000 children in
Chicago without rags to shield
nakedness from the cold north
wind; of the 10,000 innocents such
as Christ blessed, who die every
year of the world for lack of food;
ofthe millions every year whose
cry goes up night and day to God's
throne—not for salvation, but for
soup;'not tor the robe of righteousness, but for a second hand pair of
pants—and then contemplate those
beside whose hoarded wealth that of
Lydia's ancient kings were but a
beggar's patrimony praying to him
who reversed the laws of nature to
feed the poor. 1 long for the mystic power to coin sentences that
sear like sulphur flames from hot hell
and weave of words a whip cf scorpions to lash the rascals naked
through the world.—Brann's Iconoclast.
■tribe In Raw Heilsso.
The men employed in the mines
of the Colorado Fuel & Iron company have struck. The men working the mines owned by Senator
Clark and others are still at work.
A telegram from Mr. Mitchell,
chairman of the Mine workers' association, advised the employes
of the Colorado Fuel & Iron company's mines to strike, saying that
they would be supported. Several
hundred men are out. CHINESE DRILLING
Making Soldiers Out of 75,000
Celestials.
CAUSING AN EXCITEMENT
CoacesBlon to Russia by the Chinese   Cause*   Much
Speculation.
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BALKED OP ITS PREV.
A Chinaman   from  Siann    Fu,
where the court is at present,   says
that within the city 85,000 Chinese
troops are drilling continuously and
the majority   of them are armed
with modern rifles.    He  says  that
the feeling of the  people  there  is
bitterly anti-foreign  and  that they
believe   that  they   can   meet   the
allies in open fight and defeat them.
The ministers are considerably astonished over the Chinese grant   to
Russia of a concession north of the
Pei Ho at Tien Tsin.     It   is  compared with the British and  French
concessions combined.   The   grant
according  to   the   Russians    was
made voluntarily for services in endeavoring   to bring about   peace.
The ministers think that the   concession constitutes good pay when
considered in  addition to the an
nexation   of all    Manchuria.      Li
Hung Chang believes   he  will  receive tomorrow a favorable  answer
regarding the signing of the agreement.    Senor Cologan, the Spanish
minister,   thinks    the   negotiations
will commence at Pekin and   possibly end in   Europe.     M.   Degiers,,
the  Russian  minister,   thinks   the
negotiations      will    end   at    The
Hague,
■lasts Prom Rasa's Homo.
He who rests need not  rust.
It is easy to slip   up on  an  oily
smile.
Long prayers are not always  tall
ones.
No one  bothers to prune   pumpkin vines.
Courage is the cure for discouragement.
Purity is the secret of pleasure in
love.
After all there is no holiday like a
holy day.
There is always hope for   a   boy
who can blush.
The mart is a good place to de-
elor. the martyr.
A raffle is not redeemed by being
run by religion.
The devil wastes no powder  on
stuffed profits.
Destiny is the measure of a man
rather than descent.
A man is not dry the minute he
is saved from drowning.
Tomorrow will obey you more
readily than yesterday.
When evil men slap you on the
back look into their hearts.
Every man for himself is synonymous with the devil for us all.
The worship of the true religion is not bowing down,but looking up.
True praise is a receipt for
God's faithfulness and a pledge of
ours.
The fall of the sinner is like
that of a meteor, the farther he
falls the faster he is consumed.
The man who measures the
profits of religion in dollars and
cents will never strike a heavy balance.
The man who coins his conscience
into cash will never make a percentage large enough to pay it
back.
Another new improvement in the
handling of the War Eagle ore over
the old tramway will be (he addition jf the swing bridge. This
contrivance, when placed in position, will make it possible to dump
a car of ore in any spot in the ore
bin. It is being framed at the
Centre Star.
carpenters were engaged the beginning of the week in laying a new
floor in the ,War Eagle hotel, the
work had to be done at night so as
not to interfere with the houBe
boarders,
.<sp.vsAiiwor.ri     Cltlzeoa    Wanted     to
Lyneh a Negro.
Miss Eva Roth, a well known
'oung woman of Leavenworth,
Kansas, was   assaulted   on   South
Iroad way, the fashionable residence
treet of that city, on Saturday last,
*y Fred Alexander, colored, who
tad followed her for a distance of
12 blocks. Alexander failed to ac-
:omplish his object and was arrest-
id shortly alter the occurrence and
taken to the office of the chief of
>n|ice, which was quickly surrounded by an angry mob numbering
neatly iooo, breathing threats of
vengeance. Miss Roth is employed
at one of the large stores and was
i^oing to her supper. When at a
point nearly opposite the residence
of Professor Evans of the high
school she was met by Alexander,
who seized her around the throat
and bore her to the ground. In
falling his fingers slipped from her
throat long enough to enable her to
give a cry for help. This cry was
heard by Professor Evans, who responded, when the assailant left the
girl and fled. A crowd had gathered, among them a young colored
girl, who told who the assailant
was.
The police were notified and Officer McDonald sent out. When at
Seventh and Cherokee streets the
officer saw Alexander, and upon undertaking to arrest him the negro
attempted to escape, but a blow
from the officei's club reduced him
to submission, when he was taken
to the station.
News ot the attempted assault
spread like wildfire and in a few
moments the streets around the
station were filled with a mass of
excited men, determined to lynch
Alexander if he could be obtained.
The police in the meantime spirited
the man away, and when the doors
were broken open no one was found.
Alexander was taken out through
an alleyway by the polii e, placed in
a hack and driven to the Kansas
state penitentiary. He will be kept
there until the officers think it sale
to bring him to the city. Miss Roth
recognized her assailant and identified him to the officers. Alexander
has been watched by the police lately, as he is the suspected murderer
of Miss Pearl Forbes, who was assaulted and killed November 6,
three blocks west of the scene of
Saturday's attempt.
WHIRLEDTODEATH
Frank Edwards Caught lu Machinery and Was Killed.
MANY    BONES   BROKEN
Fatal Accident at  the Oakesdale
Flouring Milts—Victim Leaves
a Fatally.
Blown Up Br Powder.
A fati'l accident occurred at the
Sunset mine, near Whitewater, last
week, whereby Alex. Morrison lost
his life. He was thawing powder
when it exploded, causing his death.
He was from Cape Breton. The remains were interred at the Sandon
cemetery by the Miners' Union.—
Drill.   •
With a match machine 300 girls
will turn out as many matches as
8000 men could formerly do.
Frank Edward, of Oakesdale,
Wash., aged 29 years, while bending over a countershaft in the flouring mill here in the act of oiling a
journal, had his clothes caught in 1
key and was instantly drawn to the
rapidly revolving shaft, running at
a rate of about 300 revolutions per
minute, receiving injuries which resulted in his death within a few
minutes. He made an outcry as
he was caught and the mill was immediately shut down. His body
was found so tightly bound to the
shaft that his clothing had to be
cut to release him. He was alive
and asked to be taken home. Dr.
Smith was *he first physician on
hand and did all that could be done
in the way of applying restoratives
but the victim was past all human
aid and passed away soon after
reaching  his home.
His shoes were torn off and his
feet were pounded and crushed to
a jelly, while one leg was badly
crushed at the knee and one arm
was badly crushed at the  armpit.
He was the son of a blacksmith
and leaves a wife and two small
children. They would have been
left in destitute circumstances had
he not been a member ofthe Woodmen and carried a life benefit of
$2000.
Denmark leads the world in thrif-
tiness. Her inhabitants have on an
average $50.00 in the savings
bank.
ASSAYS # 100,000 TO THE TON
RUSH IT THROUGH
Coast to Kootenay Railway Fast
Assuming a Certainty.
TO BEAT ALL RECORDS
Dan Monti Will Soon Commence Ar-
rangments   for e Construction .
HIGH  BATBS ARE SCORKD
Now Comes  Butte, Montana,  With a
Wonderful Voidest Story.
Once more the Butte district as a
gold producer has come to the front.
The richest streak of gold  bearing
ore ever uncovered in Montana, six
inches wide, almost solid gold   and
assaying $100,ceo to the ton,    was
laid     bare     last      week.        The
ground  is   in   litigation   and   the
matter will come up for leview   before Judge Clancy.    The claim   lies
south of Rocker, across Silver Bow
creek, where so   much   gold   was
taken  out  30   years   ago   by  the I
placer miners.    A man by the name
of Mertz located   the   land   several
years ago.    Two  months   ago   he
made a proposition to a man named McDonald, that he   would   give
him a half interest in the claim upon
the condition that  he  would  work
it.    McDonald agreed and  went to
work, sinking a shaft 26   teet.    At
this depth he ran into the rich   ore.
He notified Mertz   and   when   the
latter saw the rich discovery he flatly refused to   give   McDonald   his
half htrest.    McDonald   came to
town and tied it up by an injunction.
Men   armed   with   shotguns    are
guarding the locality against jumpers.—Ex
Mr. MacDonnell of Vancouver,
B. C, legal adviser in connec-j
tion with the Coast to Kootenay
railway, said that D. D. Mann, of
the firm of McKenzie & Mann,
would be in Vancouver on January
20, He added that Mr. Mann when
there would make all arrangements
for the building of the road and that
it would be pushed to completion
at such a rate as to beat all records
in railroad buildings. One year after the British Columbia government renews the bonds the road
will be completed.
FOR    SEIZURE   OP   A    STKABRB
Colombia     Promises   to   Pay   Grant
Hriialn S30.000
The indemity to be paid by the
Colombian government to the
Pacific Steam Navigation company
for the seizure and use of the British steamer Tabogatea for taking
troops and munitions of war to
Buena Ventura has been settled at
$30,000, The steamer has been
returned in good condition. The
British flag was again hoisted on
board of her yesterday.
WAS BROUGHT  TO   REASON
OIL RELTS REACH  IDAHO
Stone
Nlue millloue shipped
The mines of southeastern British Columbia shipped ore ot the
value of $9,000,000 during the year
iooo, as follows:
Slocan  District $3,000,000
Rossland  District   3,755,000
Boundary District   1,000,000
Nelson District   1,000.000
Moyie District   1,000,000
Kimberley District     165,000
Ainsworth District       50,000
Lardeau District       30,000
Windermere District         5,000
Prolesaor Parsons Tjslb to Commission
on Government Ownership
Professor Frank H. Parsons of
Boston continued his testimony
before the industrial commission in
Washington upon government ownership of public utilities. He favor-
such ownership of railroads and
reviewed telephone and telegraph
conditions.
He claimed that the charges for
both telephone and telegraph service are excessive and that such
services should be furnished at
greatly reduced rates. He said
that the rates Lin this country are
much higher than iu countries
where telegraph and telephones are
owned by the government. In his
opinion the conditions here do not
seem to justify such higher rates.
The North Star Mine.
Since the North Star mine, in
East Kootenay,commenced shipping
last February, it had up to Decem-
bst 17, shipped 16,000 tons of ore
and development work amounting
to about 3,000 feet, consisting of
drifts, shafts, etc., has been done.
The North Star stands today as
one of the best mines on the American continent, and as yet the extent
of the ore body is unkown. It is
mines like the North Star, Sullivan
and St. Eugene that are telling the
story ofthe riches of this district in
a language that is' understood by
every man.—Cranbrook Herald.
VIES FROM PRICE OP A PIN
POB RECOGNITION   OF IN ION
Total $9,000,000
Ent'onraisluK Recognition.
The following few lines are encouraging, indeed, and makes the
poor devil ol a newspaper man believe that there is a little appreciation of his arduous  work,   after
all:
Phenix, Ala., Jan. 1,  1901
Brother Editor of the Reveille:
In behalf of the International
Union of Textile Workers, it is
my pleasure to extend to you our
most hearty thanks for the great
benefits our organization has derived from your paper and the
other labor publications daring thc
past year.
We fully realize the fact that the
labor organizations throughout the country are vastly benefited
by the labor press, and that the
labor papers are not patronized by
by numbers of labor organizations
as they should be.
Wishing   your   publication     the
prosperity it deserves, and   yourself
a happy New Year, 1 am,
Fraternally yours,
Princb Grbenb,
General Secretary-Treasurer.
millionaire   Tailor or Cleveland Ex
pi res Prom Blood Polaonlng,
A. Reinheimer, a millionaire
merchant tailor of Cleveland, Ohio,
died in terrible agony, the result
of the prick of a pin. Three of
Cleveland's most prominent physicians did everything in their power to save his life, but the merchant died while they were deciding
whether or not to amputate his left
hand.
The other night he personally
closed his tailoring establishment
in Euclid avenue, as had been his
custom for 33 years. In trying the
rear door he received a slight
scratch Irom a tailor's pin which
had be«n placed there to keep the
knob on the door. In the morning
his left hand was swollen, and Dr.
Ptskind, the family physician, was
called in. The physcian diagnosed
the case as blood poisoning, assuring Mr. Reinheimer that it was
not serious. The hand continued
! to swell, and.three physicians had
about concluded to amputate the
hand, when he succumbed to a fit
of fainting and expired.
Strbe at Florence, Col., Assumes Ser
lous Proportions.
The people of Florence Col.,
are becoming alarmed over the situation of the Union Gold Extraction company's mill, where the employes are on strike for recognition
of their union. Manager Milliken
is willing to pay the anion scale of
of wages, but has refused to receive
a committee trom the mill and
smeltet men's union, nor to discharge non-union employes. Preparations are being made to import
Italian laborers and it is feared
such action will result in   rioting.
A mass meeting of the coal miners working at Brookside, Coal
Creek, Rockvale and Bear Gulch,
where mines  are   operated  by  the
Colorado Fuel and   Iron  company,
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has been called for Sunday afternoon to discuss the question of
striking in sympathy with the miners
who arc on strike in northern Colorado. A strike can probably be-
avoided if the company agree not to
ship its coal to the northern Colorado fields.
IndlcaUons    Reported     From
Around  Troy.
It is firmly believed around Troy,
Idaho, that the oil and gas
area is not confined to the limits ot
Whitman county, Washington, but
that it extends into Latah county as
well, and if systematic exploration
and scientific investigation in Whitman county should result in gas and
petroleum being found in paying
quantities there is little doubt but
that results equally as gratifying
will soon follow in this vicinity.
For over a year J. D. Jolly of
Vollmer Flouring mills in Troy has
known that oil existed within the
town limits, but every time Mr.
Jolly suggested to his friends the
idea of making an investigation
they would laugh him out of it.
Since strong indications of both
oil and gas have been found within
50 miles of Troy, Mr. Jolly may yet
have the last laugh.
In the lower part of Troy, adjoining the bed of the creek which runs
through the town, is   a   bog   from |
which an oily   substance   exudes,
which floats on   the water like ker-
osen.
Within a mile  of Troy,   up   the
same creek, there is a formation   of
slate or shale, near which are   several small springs covered with   an
oily substance which is still  further
indication   that petroleum   may underlie this soil, and   the   oily   substance to be seen in the lower   part
of the town, when not covered with
snow, may be escaping between the
strata.    Mr. Jolly states  also  that
the well at the mill, which is within
100 feet of where the oil has  been
so plentifully, has  frequently   been
covered with oil, as if coal   oil   had
been poured into the well.    As soon
as the snow goes off in the spring,if
not   before,   experiments   will   be
made   where   the   strongest   indications of oil and gas exist.
Cigarette  Smoker  Had Hla    Fortuno
Told by tbe Girl He Adored.
He was out walking with a
young lady who had a decided antipathy to cigarettes, but not being
aware of her prejudice he lighted
one of the little rolls and began
smoking with great gusto, inhailing
the fumes deep into his lungs and
then blowing great rings up at the
moon, which gazed tranquilly down
on his folly, says the Memphia
Scimitar.
Offended by his presumption, she
said with dangerous urbanity:
"Do you know I can read fortunes in cigarette smoke?"
"Indeed!" exclaimed the unsuspecting youth. "Perhaps you'll
condescend to read mine?"
"Oh, certainly if you wish   it."
Then she gazed up   into   the  air
at   the   delicate   blue wreaths    of
smoke.     She  hesitated,   evidently
puzzled about something.
"I am undecided which of the
two things is to befall," she admitted; "your fortune is not so easily   read  as   I   fancied    it   would
be."
•'What are  the two thing?"
"Why.l can't determine whether
you are marked out for lung disease
or lunacy," was the answer. "Cigarettes have such diverse effect on
people of your temperament."
A moment later the cigarette
lay glimmering in the gutter and
the fortune teller was listening to
her escort's embarrassed apologies.
Certain to  Causse  Itlssurd DJ
The first day's discussion of the
bill  to  establish   a  department   of
public instruction   at  Manila,   developed  a contest on  the  question
of religion  in public schools.    The
interest centers in the  section permitting  priests   and   ministers   to
teach religion for half an hour three
times weekly outside of school hours
provided     the     parents      express
a written desire for such instruction,
and prohibiting teachers from  conducting religious exercises or teaching  religion.    The    Federal   party
was represented by   a   committee,
who,   although    Catholics,   argued
trongly  in favor of the  elimination
of tha section.     They declared that
the use of school houses   for   religious  purposes is   contrary   to   the
I'uited States constitution, and   also to the platforms of the Amercian
parties  and  the Philippine Federal
party, and is certain  to  cause  discord.
It may not be generally known,
but it appears to be a fact that Denmark is the best organized country
in the world. Recent statistics
show that 76.7 percent of the women are trade unionists.
Allen C. Doucette of Cambridge
Mass., centre for the Harvard university footb all team, died at his
home is Cambridge last night of
typhoid fever, age 28.
The New Dam ou Murphy Creek
Preliminary steps have been   taken to construct a big dam on   Murphy creek, about three   miles   from
its   mouth.      Last    Monday   three
pack animals left the  Trail   stables
loaded to the poop deck w ith  grub,
etc., for the camp, this  simply   being the first installment.    The work
is being done by the smelter people,
Geo. F. Mortin being in  charge   of
the work.    The   first   thing   is to
build a cabin to house the  men,   as
the snow is deep up there   and   the
nights cold.    A dam will be thrown
across the gulch at   least   130  feet
wide.    The intention is to bring the
waters of Murphy creek for   use  at
the smelter.    With the enlargement
of the capacity of the   smelter   the
necessity    for a greater water  supply is apparent.    The work will  be
pushed with vigor.—News.
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■cvitobial. fjuurriNtta.
Tbe bluebook on public accounts of
ibe Dominion for the year ending the
.30th of June last has been issued. It
shows the receipts of thc conselidated
fund account were $51,829,994, as
Against $46,741,250 for 1899. The
consolidated fund shows a surplus ot
.$8,054,714 against $4,887,749 for the
year 1899.	
No definite date has been announced for the convening of the legislature, but Hon. Mr. Dunsmuit intimated at Winnipeg last week that it
would probably be about February
•15. The Premier is at Ottawa, interviewing the federal government on
■several matters affecting the welfare
.of the province. In the meantime
-the Victoria papers would lead one to
believe that reconstruction of the
■cabinet I* Imminent
The Ottawa authorities do not approve of the Natal Act adopted by
the province to keep out the heathen
Chinee, as it is alleged to clash with
the Dominion law 'imposing the $100
head tax. Seemingly, nothing can
ibe done by our local legislators to
suppress the evil in the province
without incurring the antagonism of
-the federal authorities. The latter
•prefer the old order of things—i hey
rto have the money, we the yellow
sscourge.  _________
It is an ill wind that blows no one
■good, and certain it is the action of
•the American smelter trust in shutting out the wet ores of the upper
(Slocan, Is having a beneficial effect
too this division, the resources of
-which are principally of the dry ore
•chfcraeter. Our ores are in demand
by tbe smelters, and it is confidently
believed treatment charges will be
materially reduced in the near future as a premium in order to secure
the coveted article. Friends at court
have advised local shippers to make
no contracts at present with any
(•smelter, and the bint is being acted
upon. Attention hai been sharply
.drawn to the great resources of tbe
division and stimulated enquiries
/rom capital looking for Investment.
The high grade shipments from the
ccamp are having their effect, and
.each succeeding weok makes the outlook brighter and confirms tbe belief
in a bustling time here when spring
There is much truth in the Nelson
■Tribune's remarks. Saturday, respecting tbo incorporation of small
burgs. The existing Municipalities
Act in British Columbia does not exactly cover the ground and a modification should be made, more on the
lines of the Ontario law. Small
places should be given tbe right to
-incorporate as a village, with certain
powers to raise funds, beyond the
regular revenues, for public improvements; then permit of the advancement, with enlarged authority, into
towns and cities, as growth and pro
■gross are made. At present a small
place is simply the recipient of chai*
flty at the hands of the government,
and the yearly revenues derived
/rom licenses and taxes are so much
/dead loss. Whatever public improvements are made are effected at
the expense of a portion of the community only. Therefore, in order to
.secure Improvements to their town,
the citizens are enforced to incorporate as a city* The step is felt, In many
suases, to be too advanced, involving
.costly governing machinery, and
were the existing law modified, the
.emergency could be met with satisfaction. John Houston and Robert
Green, with their experience in civic
.government and legislative positions.
/ooght to be able to devise the desired
measure of relief.
Larry Knowles, J. W. Kyte, R.
(D->igle, J. H. Elliott and J. C. Tyree,
-jill cf Silverton, have become full
hedged British subjects. There are
A number here who will follow their
^example.
DRILL   POINTS.
Subscribe for Tub Drill.
Moyie had a disastrous fire during
the week.
Nelson carpenters are agitating for
■an eight hour day.
Ancient periodicals may be purchased at this office.
Born.—In Slocan, on Jan. 14, Mrs.
A. York, of a daughter.
W. A. Galliher, M.P., leaves for
Ottawa on Monday next.
Born.—In Slocan, on Jan. 16, Mrs*
J. Calbert, of a daughter.
The Miners' Union Is making arrangements for their annual ball.
The provincial authorities have
promised a high school to Nelson.
J. T. Beauchesne has tho contract
for fixing up the Methodist church.
Two passenger trains a diiv are
now run between Phoenix and Eholt.
A dance is to be given in the Music
Hall, tonight, in aid of the Athletic
Club.
If the weather holds good, a carnival will le held In the rink Tuesday
night.
A heavy thaw set in on Friday and
lasted for three days. It did no
harm.
The license commissioners, Tuesday, again refused a license to the
International.
Joe Law, as bailiff, will auction off
a number of articles at the City Hotel, Saturday afternoon.
Frank Fletcher, part owner ofthe
townsite, tins been elected mayor of
Nelson, by acclamation.
F. A. Card is seeking to get a
transfer of his license from the City
Hotel to the Hicks House.
Three or four woodyards will be
doing business here next summer,
and large stocks are being laid in.
Miss Bennett left yesterday for
Rossland, to make the spring purchases of millinery for Bennett &
Co.
Divine services will be held as
usual in the Oddfellows' hall next
Sunday, by the Methodists. Rev.A.
E. Roberts, pastor.
A change has been made in the
management of the Nelson Miner,
and it will again appear as a morning sheet next week.
The bachelors of Knox church will
give a social in the Music Hall, on
the 25th, in aid of the church. General admission, 25 cents.
Miss Keay, nurse at the hospital,
wns called to her home in Cranbrook
Tuesday, with the news of the serious illness of her mother.
George Prentice, who claims this
burg as his home, whs married at
Nelson, Monday, to Miss Mary Fas-
sett.   Rev. W. Munroe officiated.
Frank Dick went to Nelson Tuesday. He will spend tbe next month
or so developing a gronp of gold properties on Toad mountain,, near that
olty.
P. ul Hauck, deputy grand of the
Oddfellows, regaled his fellow members in the local lodge, Thursday
night, with a bounteous feast of good
things.
A vote of thanks has been tendered
D. S. McVannell.by the Presbyterian
Ladles' Aid, for his kindness in presenting them with a new pulpit for
Knox church.
Pat McGuire and John Bredon, apprehended on a charge of uttering
counterfeit money, were discharged,
there being no evidence adduced at
their bearing here in support of the
accusation.
J. C. Shook left on Monday for
his new home in Peterborough, Ont,
where he assumes the management
of a large lumbering concern. Mrs.
Shook and family will visit on the
coast first and then proceed east.
H. R. Jorand, of Nelson, who recently passed his examination for admission to tho bar with flying colors,
will establish himself here. He has
taken an office In the old bank building and will have up his shingle
next week.
Knox congregational meeting on
Friday night was fairtv well attended. The reports read showed the
various departments of church work
to be in a healthy condition. At the
conclusion of the meeting the ladies
served refreshments.
At the regul >r meeting of the W.
C.T.U., held on the 10th, Mrs. T. B.
Hall was elected first vice president,
in the place of Mrs. J.C.Shook, whose
removal from town will be very much
felt by the officers and members of
the Union. Mrs. McKee was elected
corresponding secretary in the place
of Mrs. Hall.
fob thk hanchkk8.
Editor Drill:
Sir,—During the past 12 years,
samples of those varieties of grain,
etc, which have succeeded best on
the several experimental farms have
been distributed on application in 8-
Ib bags, free through the mall, to
farmers in all parts of the Dominion.
The object In view in this distribution hiisj been to add to tho productiveness and improve the quality of
these Important agricultural products
throughout the country, by placing
within reach of every farmer, pure
seed ofthe most vigorous and productive sorts.   This work has met with
much appreciation, and a large measure of success.
Under the direction of the Hon.
Minister of Agriculture another distribution will be made this season. Owing to the very large number of applications annually received, it is not
practicable to send more than one
sample to each applicant—hence, if
an individual receives a sample of
oats, he cannot receive one of bark y,
wheat or potatoes, and applications
for more than one sample for one
household cannot be entertained.
These samples will be sent only to
those who apply personally, lists of
names from societies or individuals
cannot be entertained. The distribution will consist as heretofore of
samples of oats, spring wheat,barley,
field pease, Indian corn and potatoes.
Applications should be addressed to
the director of experimental farms,
Ottawa, and may be sent any time
before March 1st, after which date
the lists will be closed, so that the
samples asked for may lie all sent out
in good time for sowing. Parties
writing will please mention the sort
of sample thev prefer, naming two
or three different varieties of their
choice. Should the available stocks
of all the varieties named be exhausted, some other good sort will be sent
Instead.
The samples of grain will be sent
early, but potatoes cannot be distributed until danger ot injury In transit by frost is over. No provision has
been made for any general distribution ot any other seeds than those
named.
Letters may be sent to the experimental farm free of postage.
WM. SAUNDERS,
Director Experimental Farms.
Ottawa, Ont.
Circulating
Library,
All the Latest Works.
Full Stock of Stationery,
Toys and Novelties.
A.R.B0LDERST0N
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.
R E. ALLEN,
Manaerer
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood and Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Lethbrldge.
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Office:
MAIN STREET, 8LOCAN.
The Liquor License Act, 1901
The following application for a transfer of License has been made to the
Board of License Commissioners for the
Slocan District:
Frank A. Card, from the City
Hotel to the Hicks House,
Slocan City, hotel license.
JOHN T. BLACK,
Chief License Inspector
Slocan City, Jan. 17th, 1901
Bland's
Dyspepsia Tablets
speedily relieve and cure acute
and chronic Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Distress after Eating, Sour
Stomach, Gas in the Stomach,
Nervous, Sick and Bilious Headache. 50 cents a box. For sale
at- .
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
DRUGGISTS, SLOCAN, B. C.
No More
Swearing.
Have installed a new machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airplpes. They go together
like a charm. Patronise home
industry and have an unruffled
temper.
H. J.
TINSMITH   AND  PLUMBER*
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN
J.  I.
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
Engineer,
SLOCAN,
B. C.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
I HEREBY give notice thatA.C.Behne
has failed to perform his assessment
work on the Truro mineral claim for the
year ending August 30,1900. And I give
notice that, unless the said Al. Behne
pn\n his proportion of said assessment,
amounting to 150, nnd all costs attached
thereto, I shall claim his interest in the
said mineral claim, under section 4 of
the Mineral Act, Amendment Act, 1900
Dated at Slocan City this 24th day of
November, 1900.
JOHN McKINNON
For-
Draperies,
Tapestries,
Chenille
Curtains,
Upholstered
Goods,
Goto—
D. D. ROBERTSON
Certiflcate of limits.
Enterprise Fractional Mineral CUliss.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Adjoining the Enterprise, on Ten Mile creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T.
Twiggs as agent for the Enterprise (British Columbia) Mines, Ltd., Free Miner's
Certiflcate No. B36328,intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice thnt nction.
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
improvements.
Dated this 29th day of November, 1000.
30-11-OC H. T. TWIGG, Agent
Clyde Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District
Where located:—On first north fork
of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Rober' Scott
Lennie, acting as agent for The Chapleau
Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Ltd., F.
M.C. No.B37402, intend.sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply U the Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under -section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
improvements
Dated this28thdav of November. 1900.
7-12 00 R. 8.LESNIE
Trenton Mlnerssl Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the divide between Eight Mile and Ten Mile
creeks.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for George Kydd,
free miner's certificate No. B3<5350, intend, sixty davs from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder or a certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice, that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
Isefore the issuance of such certiflcate of
improvements.
D<ted this 0th day of November. 1900.
21-12-00 J. m. McGregor
Somerset, Columbia No. 5, KyshsIsis*- Star
No. », Bll»er Crown, Kollpse No. 2,
Eclipse No. '"   Fraction, and
Unknown Group Mineral Claim*.
Situate In the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District
Where locates!:—Near the head of
Dayton creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, 3. M. McGre-
ftor, acting as agent for Hugh Suther-
and, Free Miner's Certiflcate No.B20789,
intend, sixty davs from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for ser-
tiilcutes of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take notico that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates oi
improvements.
Dated this 26th day of Octoher.1900.
21-12-00 J. m. McGregor
Erin   Fraction  and   Rvrsslsss;  Star No. 9
Mineral Claim*.
Situate in the Blocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where locatsd: About two miles
northeast of Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that we, David Saul-
tar, free miner's certificate No. B14389,
and Duncan Graham, free minor's certificate No B211843, as to one-half each,
undivided interest, in tho anove-aamed
claims, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further tako notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced beforo the
Issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this 20th day of December, 1900.
DAVID 8AULTER,
21-12-00 DUNCAN GRAHAM
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every description can be had at Slocan's Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of tho best brands kept tn
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes. Fruits of all kinds kept in
their season. The most toothsome Confectionery always on
sale.   Stationery also handled.
A. C. SMITH,
SLOCAN
A. DAVID,
the Miner's Tailor, is the plaoe,
For a Nice Winter Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      We use ojly Al.
Trimmings and the Finish is First-Class.
M AIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postoflice.
Fresh Groceries
are what the people want and we always have them.
We have just got in a big consignment from the east.
We have a large assortment of Cross & Blackwell's
goods.   Groceries are our specialty.
T. Mo-Neigh 6c Co.
Just Arrived"
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
McCallum&Co
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        •      -SLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Gwiilim Sc Johnson,
MINING  ENGINEERS
AND ASSAYERS.
Slocan,        - - B. C
H. D. CURTIS,
Notary
Public.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles Furnished.
Slocan,      - B. C.
Slocan City Miners' Oil,
No. 6a, W. F. of H.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
JAS. A. BAKER,
President.
W. J. ADCOCK,
Financial Secretary
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 office will be forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Subscribe
for
The
Slocan
Drill;
$2.00
per annum
The Mnrontt Branch
of the W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
.   at 3 p.m. Nest meeting in the Presbyterian church.    All meetings open
to thosie Wishing t J join.
Mas. W.J.Andbbws,   Mw.M.D.McKke
President. Cor. Secretary.
"Ryrie"
Rings.
We can only by illustration and a word or two of
description in our catalogue,
let out-of-town buyers know
about our magnificent selection of rings.
AU the f cmsare represented.
All the rood styles shown.
" Ryrie " Rings appeal to
those who admire ring
beauty, and the large number we sell enables us to
carry a stock that allows a
splendid choice.
cATALoeui mT uroi
AmiCATItW.
"MAKOSPIAU."
Ryrie Bros.,
Y,»i• matt AmaUlit St»..
TORONTO.
Miai Pacific Railway
AND .SCO LINE.
Still continue to operate
first-class Sleepers on
all trains from Revelstoke and Kootenay
Landing:; also Tourist
Cars.passingDunmore
Junction daily for St.
Paul; Saturdays for
riontreal 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 regarding* the
Eastern Trip you contemplate taking. Fall
and Winter schedule
now effective.
For time-tables, rates, and fall information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
GEO. T. MOIR,
Agent, Slocan City
E.J. COYLE,
AG. P. A.,
Vancouver.
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