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 VOL L, No.:
BLOCAN,   li.   0.,   APRIL   1%   WOO.
T. D, Woodcock & Co.,
Giant Powder, Gutta Percha Fuse,
Jessops' Steel,        Stoves and Tinware,
Coal Oil,     iTiners' Supplies.
B. C.
A.   0.   S
SLOCAN,      -      -      B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
to Purcfaa
Groceries, Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Provisions, and other Goods
found in a First-Class Store;
and where
Prices are Right, is at
W. T. Shatford & Co.'s,
The Leading Herchants.
Special attention paid to Mining Trade.
Write for quotations to our Stores at
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp HcKinney, B. C
Neatly Executed
The Dri 11
B. C,
Amplo FtiinlN I'niinlHi'il by Cltlsene—■
Siilmtiinlliil prlxei to lie Allotted—
The Beit Colouration qf the Century
Will be II,M.
Another meeting of the citizens relative to the celebration of Dominion
day was held in the Reading Room
on Tuesday evening and was largely
attended, The Finance Committee
presented their report, which was of
the roost encouraging nature. They
stated they had never seen the people
so enthusiastic over anything before,
nor had they ever tendered their donations and services so freely. With
only a partial canvass nf the town,
Chairman Henderson said they would
have no ditlicultv in raising the contributions to $1,000. This will be
ample for all purposes, and will permit of substantial prizes being allotted
for the various events, It is purposed
to have horse racing, football tournament., tag-of-war, bicycle races, Caledonian sports, aquatic sports, etc.,
the whole winding up with a grand
tircorks display in the evening and
The Grounds Committee presented
their report, and stated they had examined into the merits of the various
sites, any one of which would require
fixing up. A long discussion followed and it was finally decided to take
hold i f last year's football grounds
and fix them up. Certain funds were
ap| ortloned for this purpose. Volunteers were also forthcoming to assist
in the work and next Monday all
hands will repair to the sceno and
commence operations. It is the intention to hold the racing and the bulk
of the sports on Main street, so as to
give everyone the best opportunity to
see everything going on.
It has become pretty generally
known what Slocan purposes doing
on Dominion day and assurances are
coining in from the sister town-of
hearty support. There is certain to
boa huge crowd, so much so as to
tax the full resources of the caterers.
But everything i; goiog to bed-no
up brown and Slocan will have the
boss celebration of the century. The
next meeting will be held on May 11,
at the Reading Room.
Work "ii tin* Chapleau.
The development on the Chapleau
is making  rapid  headway and with
the most encouraging results. There
i Is a magnificent showing of ore ex-
[ posed, the values ol which are steadily Increasing.   Assays as high as
I, 03 in gold have, lately been obtained, While <he average  for ptVSl
shi] mi utshas been 890 a ton, with
li ••/.in silver.   Seventeen men are
en.; loyed  and  this  number is | i be
increased,   At  an   early date the
management hopes to begin tho construction of a wagon road from here.
11 onjuiictl n with other big properties on Lemon creek. 1: i noi thought
that iinv me " ill be shlp| id troin the
property, bit the entire product will
be treated by a cvanldo mill, which
ii to be one et the 1111HV Improve-
j menta i ffeoti d at the mine this sum
mi r. Tho Chapleau is under bond
for $30.001, the last payment mi
which lulls duo on Juno l. With the
Chai leau is Included the Vioh t,which
is also under bond fa- $K),0J0.
Voter! Protected,
8 irno apprehension was felt in town
Saturday when i< became known that
protests had been entered against no
less than 90 I names on tho new pro
vincial list .tor the SI,,can. These
nri tests will come up fa- action before the  COUl't  of revision  to b ! Ill Id
at Kaslo on May ". On Monday several eltiecns received tho necessary
notices from  the collect a-  < I vote-,
containing the  words,  '"Insufficient
time." Steps w,ie taken later in the
day to proti"! the applicants, as in
! each case li is maintained the law
was fully complied with Upwards
11 100 now mimes wen- sent in Irom
thi- place. A telegram was also sen;
to l'remi r Martin 0.1 the subject and
a   reply  was rccolved, stating  that
"tho rights of voters will be protect
ed."    A leading  lawyer will also bo
engaged to light the protests for the
Conservative Annotation Portned.
Saturday evening a meeting was
hold at the Ulcks   lloii.-e for the pur
pose of organizing a Liberal Conservative Association here, and was Well
attended b\ the   faithful.    Following
an- tho officers i li ctedi L'restdcnt,
W. s. Johnston; vice prosldont, ,1. C.
Shi okj secretary, •'. r. Btuttherln
yah;   OXCCUtiVO   COIlimlttl e.   M.   -is.
Fife, Cross, Tutlcrsal, Tipping, .Hull.
I .»ntil. Lake ami I mili '\'\\>- mom
iii- unanimously expres od the opin
ion that the eight hour law was here
to stay and they svere opposed to any
tinkering with the act, which should
he given a fair trial, as, now that the
labor (roubles had been settled, fur
ther agitation would but work disaster to the province. A motion was
then passed declaring in favor of
party lines at the approaching provincial elections.
pally by li. 1. Kirk wood, of New
Denver, and Tom Kilpatrick, ol Rev-
elstoke. The Speculator is the original location in that part of Springer
crcok, the Arlington being an extension en the same lead. There is a
great showing of ore exposed from
the surface, and it is looked upon by
many as the biggest thing in this
SlociinOnce Mori- Takes n Guoil Spurt In
A man may sometimes be judged
by his clothes, and a town maybe
sized up in like manner by its buildings.   'When people invest their sav
AI.mcr.TA   AND   TAIL   HOLT.
Option   Secured   by  J. HI,  Williams  on
Tlii'su Important Properties.
. Two of the best known and most
promising claims on Lemon creek are
the Alberta and Tail Holt, the first
being owned by Jack Ucaucliesne and
the other by W. II. Ferguson. The
claims adjoin the Howard Fraction,
on Gold Hi'l, and have a good show
ing of ore. J. M. W illiams examined
the properties and was greatly pleased with them, He secured an option
on them and he stated he would have
no difficulty in placing them in England with a strong company.
The most work has been done on
Alberta, $3,000 having been expended on the various openings. Two
strong and well defined ledges have
been exposed,each showing good pay-
ore. The main shaft is an incline, i
sunk to a distance of CO fect.frnm the I
foot of which a crosscut has been I
driven 30 feet across the ledge, showing ore all the way. Another shaft
is down ot) feet, in ore. There is also
-10 feet of tunnel, and a number of
open cuts. Two yeais ago a test
shipment of U tons was made to the
Hail Mines smelter, yielding $110 to
the ton in gold and silver. Fifty per
cent of the ore is free, milling. Sliould
the deal go through it is the intention
to have the ore treated on the spot by
the cyanide process.
Mill Work tho Begin*.
Just so soon as the snow goes off
Messrs.   Tattcrsal   and   Beauchcsne
will commence the extensive devoi-1 ed." As a well wisher of Slocan and
opnicnt i f the R-gina, one of the best I il3 trn,utary mining division, 1 beg I
known   claims  on   Springer creek -
outside folk become convinced there
is life in the place and something at
the back of it, That is the experience of Slucan. The time has now
come when its citizens will demonstrate their faith in the town and its
resources by tho erection of many
neat buildings. In fact, a small
sized boom has made its appearance.
VV. II. Brandon has lixed up a cou
pie of in at houses and is preparing
tor a third. Miss M. Fletcher is having the finishing touches put upon an
other neat cottag". Mrs. Blench is
having a cosy residence erected for
her own use, and now comes forward
J. E Tattcrsal, who will expend a
portion of his lately acquired .wealth
in the erection of two, and probably
four, modern dwellings. Then there
arc the many alterations and improvements in the older houses and
gardens, all going to show that there
is far more real life in the town than
even its own citizens realized, Nothing succeeds like success.
Steady Increase to be Noted In Tnunnge
—Several Carload* Sent Out During
Week Wo Lend tlie EuLIro 1,-iUi-
Once more the ore shipments from
this division show a healthy increase,
contributing largely to the world's
stock ot precious metnls. With this
week's figures the Enterprise jumps
to first place with "(JO tons, or 15 cars,
at an average weight of -!0,0CO pounds
gs in substantial residences, then The Arlington comes a close second
Editor Drill:
Sir,--A copy of the first issue of
The Drill just received and, to use
an official phrase, "Its contents not-
Tattcrsal recently acquired his iuter-
eat from .las. Livingstone.   The Re-
glna adjoins ihe Lily B and has been
a money maker for it; owners. It
has been bonded twice, each time
with a substantial cash payment
down, and it has also passed through
the slocking craze. The owners always got the property back again,
little the worse for wear. A good
camp was erected, but very little development attempted. It is the intention of the owners now to thoroughly open up tho promising showing on the property and make a mine
out of it.
Ami the Flood! Deioendod.
Tho unprecedented heavy rainstorm of Friday night caused a great
deal of annoyance and some damage
in town. Several cellars were flood
ed and paribus swampid,    At Bran-
with 280 tons, 20 tons of which was
sent out this week. There are still
20 tons or so to be sent out from the
Arlington, which is being brought
into town daily.
Improved methods for mining and
handling the ore at the Enterprise
will largely increase the total tonnage so soon as the spring dampness
is past, Then one may expect to see-
this grand property leach the ship-
Ding piano advanced by J. D. Kendall, the well-known engineer—10,-
00'J tons per year. Tho Enterprise is
not the only property on Ten Mile, as
the developments on the Iron Ilorso
demonstrate and soon it, too, will Iw
among the shippers, with others to
AVhen the Arlington gets its road
completed ore shipments will naturally be resumed. Sufficient has been
shipped this season to prove the value,
and wealth of the property bcvon.d
all gainsaying. No stuping has becu
done, the ore being taken out in actual development. This gives a
practical idea of the wealth that, i.s
behind this town, and the Arlington
is but one of many good mines in this
Following is a list ot the shipments
this year to date:
Enterprise     tiO IliM
Arlington     20 288
Black Prince  M
lie points in your district, you may
expect our folks to "swipe" some
shekels when Till". Duii.L has succeeded in making mining men fully
realize the merits of your end of the
Slocan camp. From the tone ot your
first issue of Tin; Drill, I judge you
do not intend or expect to attract at
tontlon to your town ol district by
shrieking weekly curses at other.-,
but by the sounder method of collect
ing mining and other news and pros' the same to your subscribers.
...ihg The Drill much success!
i'apt Seaman's  place  the water cut: ,.unoiU(i,. wjUi the friendly warning,
out the trail  to a  depth ol  eight or!rornemher "Windy"  Young and be
ten feet and played  havoc with the j neltrhjiourly.
urroundings of the two new Riandon CAiirnitE.
New Denver, April 7, 1900.
state much satisfaction at contents of
your paper, and hope THE Drill
may quickly penetrate the capping
of ignorance which prevails regarding the great merits and possibilities
of the varied mineral resources ol
your district. Yes, as you state, then-
are too many newspapers published
already, but* I think, In your case.
The Drill has both a duty and a
mission to perform and should, therefore, receive support from everyone
interested in your mining division.
This town (New Denver), does not
now claim as directly tributary any
of the mining properties lying in youri^'j
district, but as there arc still quite a
number of old timers living hero,men     There is a much bettcrfecllng now
who helped to blaze your initial trails   pervading all branches of the ttinUtg
and planted sundry posts on dclect.-i-  industry
Locations are rapidly increasing k.
Tom Tobin secured two claims adjoining the Taniarac this week.
The Camp Mansl'n Id properties still
continue to pay the ^n.oO figure.
Stock in the new Arlington Mines
cannot be purchased for less than i'<
don the worst effects were noticeable
as the water pound down the hill in
a dclugo, invading various places
end leaving undesirable mementos of
sand and rubbish, The crcok cross-
Ins tho wagon road became blocked
and cut a new channel down the
highway, endangering tho powder lK'nt;,
h iuso and several residences.   NcarUy}g
Option on Oxbury Group.
Belied iiy the Sheriff.
Sheriff Tuck, of Nelson, was here
J. M. Williams has away with him
In Europe an option on tho Oxbury
group and word is expected daily last week and levied an attachment
to the effect that a deal has been con- on Geo. Gorralcy'a interest in Unstimulated on the property, There j Black Prince, and posting the ncees-
are five claims in the croup, consist- Isary notice in the record office. The
ing of the Duplex, Bulko, Black Dia- seizure was made at the instance of
round, oxbury. ami Southern Chief] Pitta Bros,, of Sandon, who secured a
and arc situated on Hold Hill, adjoin
The class of miners employed at
the Enterprise may now be numbered
among the best.
The Slocan Star starts up its mill
on the 15th. Full operations will then
follow at the mine.
Tuesday was pay day at the Arlington and much of the filthy lucre
was distributed in town.
An luiprovi d ore chute is ti be
erected at Enterprise Landing, so as
to load direct to the ears.
Work on the Rainbow commenced
Monday. Borne good reports may bo
expected from the property shortly.
What is known ns the Marpole interest in the Two Friends was stocked
three years ago, so that some difficulty 'is being experienced in acquiring control of if, but it Is hoped thi*
will be effected shortly.
Denver Poeli the Boom routing.
ing the Alberta group. The owners
of the claims are Messrs. Cross, Benu-
chesno, Bradshaw, T. Sloan, W. .1.
Andrews, Provost, .1. Foley and Livingstone. Considerable surface work
has been done, exposing good showings of gold bearing quartz. The op
tint was si cured by A. L Thurston.
Boot! MiDonaM lli-nd.
Se>.it McDonald, the well known
mining man, died daring the week
at Spbkaco of consumption, He was
formerly  interested at Alnsworth,
was part,  owner  in   the Payne,   and
A correspondent writing from Xew
Denver says:   Manager Sandiford, of
the Bosun, keeps putting on a few
more men from time, to timo asoppotr
. ,,,.    .... . ,.  i tunity offers.   Goat mountain standi
,l $102.10    I he Interest Jiivolv., important part In tho
;;ne eighth, and  it  is to be Bold  ^m *   '{    ,',,. X(,w ,Vm,M.     A
judgment again t Qormley in  the
county court at Kaslo, to recover the |
sum 0
ed is
next Monday morning at Nelson
M on• Hold li All Right.
Ernest  Mansfield  has been   very
new discovery has been opened up
by Young & Mu re bison about halt
way on the line between the Mollio
Hughes and Capella ledges, and about
.'SO minute-' walk from town. ItshoWB
onay Brick & Lime Co., t<i Nelson,
who  have  sold  out,  for £23,000.    A
.; tin- fidelity, near Now I $10,000 payment has been made and
Denver, now Incorporated in the Bo- extensive improvements will t illow.
sun Mini
successful in Europe In interesting up{rou, sjx inches to a foot of rich
capital In this country, and this sum ore, carryinj,' the black sulphides and
mcr he will expend many thousands' ruby silver ol' the Capolla group,
of dollars iu mineral development.! Tho ledge formation is bigand strong,
bis latest venture has been the flota
tion, commercially, ol tho West Knot
I run illurio Strike.
Arlington Ulnei Make n PnrohMe.
Angus McLean was here on Saturday to record work on the iron Horse,
Ten Mile,    lie stated the recent discovery made on the property was it
dandy  and  promises to   make   the
The Arlington Mines made a small lllono a shipper.    At .he foot of» the
, *        ,   e       , o     i    winze, which was then down eight
purchase last week from J-Smith. feeti ti)e chuto had widened to eight
It was fir the Argo claim, formerly  inches of clean, high grade cro.   Hut
date and enough work will bo dmo | known a-* tho Arena, and Bttualcd little difficulty Is being experiences
. about four and a half miles from town with water.   It Is the Intention of tho
group consists ot! on Springer creek,    It has a line ro«  owners to continue develop the strlkl
tho Speculator,Mineral Mountain and serve of timber suitable for mining and take out buW lent ore for
Ida i'rvi u, and -- owucd prinol   purpo ■ ». |incnttoc vi rtln i un   ig     pel
Sp MUii, ot i n be Do\ otepo I •
Active development Is to begin on ;
the.   Speculator   group   at an   early
date and enough work will bi
to demonstrate the great resources of
the property.     The .■■wwiisiw
British Face a Vigorous Attack at
Camp Elandslaagte.
London, April u.—General Roberts wires to the war office from
Bloemfontein under date of April 10
as follows:
"The enemy have been very active during the past few days, One
commando is now on the north
bank of the Orange river, not far
Aliwal North, while another is attacking Wepener. The garrison
there is holding out bravely and yesterday inflicted serious loss on the
Boers. Major Springe, of the Cape
mounted rifles, was killed. No other
casualties have been reported as
yet. The troops are being moved
rapidly. A patrol of six men of the
Seventh Dragoon guards, under
Lieutenant Wooley, who had been
reported missing since April 7, has
returned safely."
Another Boer Fake.
As the foregoing does not mention the alleged British reverse on
Saturday at Meekertsfontein, the
Boer telegrams are discredited at
the war office and they are further
discredited on account of the discrepancies in the dispatches, as
Meekertsfontein in one message i
located near Brandfort, and in
another southeast of Bloemfontein.
Recall ol Gatacre,
General Gatacre's return to England is accepted as being in the nature of a recall, though no reason is
given for it, and it will be associated in the public mind with his lack
of skill. Lord Roberts criticised
his inanagement of the Stormberg
attack and probably Gatacre's arriving an hour and a half too late to
rescue the Reddersberg force may
have decided his return.
General Rundle seemingly succeeds General Gatacre and, according to a dispatch from Bloemfontein, the commanders of several
brigades will be changed.
No New* from Wepener.
The Reuter's Telegram company's
correspondent at Aliwal North,writing at 9:30 this morning, says:
"There is no further news from
Wepener. Too cloudy for heliograph. More British troops are arriving."
Born Threaten )'<>nilgai.
It is learned that the Boer government has formally notified Portugal that they consider the shipping of British troops and munitions
of war to Rhodesia by way of Beira,
Portuguese East Africa, to be tantamount to hostile action. This,
however, will not stop General Sir
Frederick Carrington's force entering Rhodesia. Whether or not the
Boers will make reprisals upon Portugal remains to be seen, although
the best informed opinion here inclines to the belief that the Boers
are not likely to follow their protestations by acts which would bring
them into hostilities with another
Hrltlsh Loan at Wepener.
Aliwal North, April 10.—The
British loss in the fighting at Wepener yesterday was 11 killed and
41 wounded. Fighting was resumed this morning. The British
are holding their own.
Boer* Shelling- Klantlsiaoute.
Ladysmith, April 10.—The Boers
opened fire this morning, sending
shells into the British camp at
Elandslaagte from three positiot.s
widely separated. The shells did
no damage. The troops moved
out to reconnoiter and found the
the Boers in strong force and well
fortified. A naval 4.7 inch gun replied to the Boers, who have placed
a long torn in position.
When the Boers commenced
shelling, the British were drilling.
One private was killed and another
wounded before the soldiers were
, withdrawn from range. Then the
navaljbrigade opened fire, and drew
a he^vy Boer fusilade, and two of
c • uiser Philomel's gunners were
killed. The naval men stuck to
their positions, however, and the
Boers unmasked six guns,   includ
ing a 100-pounder, and shells fell
in all the British camps.
After three hours bombardment,
the Boer fire slackened and the
burghers cleared from a kopje on
the right, when a shell lit on the
spot occupied by their gun. Another
commando was seen moving toward
the British left, apparently with the
intention of flanking them, but the
British shells forced them to retire.
The British advance pickets were
continually sniped, but few casualties have been reported. In the afternoon the naval brigade fired a
few shells.
It is rumored that a body of
Boers have gathered souhwest of
Elandslaagte with the apparent intention of cutting the British line of
communication. Gen. Clery directed today's operations.
Gatacre Ordered Home.
Bloemlontein, April 10.—Gen.
Gatacre, the commander of the
third division, is about to return to
England. Gen. Pole-Carew has
been appointed to the command of
the eleventh division. Several
changes are likely to be made in the
brigade commands.
Britain Will Back Portugal.
London, April 11.—The British
government, the Associated Press
is officially informed, stands ready
to take the part of Portugal in case
the Boers attempt reprisals, but so
far Portugal has not applied for
British aid, nor has she replied to
the Boer notification. With Great
Britain at her back, it is said, she
will not give in the slightest in
maintaining that the transactions at
Beira are fully justified by the longstanding treaties between Great
Britain and Portugal. While the
situation is admitted to be grave,
the foreign office is not inclined to
believe the Boers will take agressive
action. The consensus of opinion
is that, should the Boers attempt
reprisals, it would react to the advantage of Creat Britain, enabling
her to use Delagoa Bay freely.
Martial Law Tor the Rebel*.
Colesburg, Cape Colony, April
11.—In view of the state of unrest
acioss the border, Lord Roberts has
proclaimed a warning to the Cape
Colonists that further acts of hostility will be treated with the utmost
rigor of martial law.
Mtrathronan Arrive at tbe Cape.
Montreal, April 11.—The Elder-
Dempster line agents here received
a cable this morning announcing
tho arrival at noon yesterday at
Capetown of the transport Monterey, with the Strathcona horse.
One hundred and sixty-three horses
died during the voyage.
Hrltlsh Loun to Date.
London, April li,—The war office issued this afternoon a return
of the total British casualties up to
April 7. It is as follows: "Killed
in action—211 officers and i960
men. Died of wounds—48 officers
and 4605 men. Missing and prisoners—168 officers and 3722 men.
Diedof disease—47 officersand 1485
men. Accidental deaths—3 officers
.ind 34 men. Reported invalids—
288 officers and 4934 men. Total
13365 exclusive of the sick and
wounded now in hospitals.
To the war office return of casualties must be added the losses of
last week and the wounded, aggregating about 10,000 men, making
a grand total of upwards of 23,000
officers and men put out of   action.
When Easter Come*.
It seems that some people are
questioning the date of Faster in
this centurial year, when everything
seems to be askew. The prayer
book says that Easter is the Sunday
following the first full moon after
March 21, and that, if the full moon
is on a Sunday, then Easter is the
Sunday following. It happens this
year that the moon is first at its
full after March 21 just after 1
o'clock on Sunday morning, April
15, and, consequently, it is contended that Luster cannot be the 15th,
but the 22nd. of April. However,
the full moon referred to in the
prayer book is not the actual full
moon, but a fictitious and statutory
full moon, sometimes called the
ecclesiastical full moon. Some
fictitious moon is necessary, otherwise Easter might have to be kept
00 different Sundays in di fferent
parts of the world.
Western States Have Booming Rivers
and Floods.
Denison, Texas, April II.—High
water is reported at all points in the
Red river territory. The Red river
has risen 10 feet within the past 24
hours. The Washita is on a big
boom and an overflow is threatened.
Advices from Texarkana say that
the Red river has risen eight feet,
and is increasing eight inches an
hour. The rise comes trom the up-
ptr tributaries and will be augmented by the heavy water spouts
of the past 24 hours in this section.
The Sulphur river and Little
river are also booming, the latter
being out of its banks in the lower
Chicago, April 11 —The whole
west and southwest, including the
states of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa,
Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, is experiencing a series of rain and snow
storms  accompanied   by   tempera-
Joshua Wayne Meets a Terrible Fate
in His Cabin.
As the result of a Saturday night
debauch, the charred body of Joshua
Wayne was found Sunday morning.
After a period of abstinence from
liquor beginning with Ihe city election, Wayne took to drinking again
on Saturday night, and went home
to his cabin on Kootenay avenue
near Cliff street about 5 o'clock on
Sunday morning. He appears to
have lighted a candle in a miner's
candlestick, which was stuck in the
wall over his bed. The candle
must have burned through the
socket and dropped out, setting fire
to the bed, or the paper on the wall
against which the bed stood.
The first person to see the flames
was J. Stussi, who was putting up
his team in the barn near by. He
ran up to the window and, seeing
through the smoke the figure of
Wayne resting with his outstretched
tures ranging from 15 to 30 degrees1, hands on the table, while the flames
below normal, with heavy frosts and smoke enveloped him, seized
over a large section of the wheat him by one arm to pull him out of
belt.    At Denver this  morning  the | the cabin.    The flames and  smoke
thermometer registered eight above
and at Dodge City, Kan., to above.
B C. Gold Fields	
Big Three	
Brandon & Golden Crown.
Canadian Gold Fields	
Cariboo ICarupMcKinney]
Crow's Nest Pass Coal
Deer Trail No. 2
Deer Hark [new J	
Evening Star	
Iron Mask	
Iron Colt	
L X. L	
Iron Horse	
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were so thick that Stussi fled, tearing suffocation, and Wayne fell
back into the flames.
Meanwhile  a  paper   carrier had
seen the flames,   but   hesitated   for
three or four   minutes  before  turning in an alarm,  in   doubt   whether
he ought to do so.     He finally gave
the alarm and the   department  was
on the scene in   a   minute   or  two,
but his delay had cost Wayne's life.
Stussi was just turning away   from
the window when   the  firemen   arrived.      Had they been called soon-
3°H ,er, they would have rushed into the
cabin and quellingtheflames withthe
1 chemical would have saved his  life,
i As it was,the building was a mass of
I flames and, when they  were   finally
I subdued and the firemen took hold
of Wayne's body to carry it out, the
his   arm   in   their
2Hl flesh  came   off
3   j hands.
1^ I     The   only   vestige    of    clothing
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Trail Creek Hid. Treas
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Provincial   Reformatory  Condemned
Hy Vletoria Grand Jury.
Victoria, April 11.—The grand
ury spring assizes hi a presentment
this afternoon complain of the poor
accommodation at the provincial reformatory. They say the inmates
are treated too much|like prisoners
in a common jail and that the train-
j which remained on the body was the
1 neck-band of a blue shirt. One
I arm and one foot were burned off,
:he eyes were burnt out, all the
hair gone, the intestines protruding
:md the ribs bare of flesh. The remains were taken to Beatty's to
await the action of Coroner Bowes.
All 1'rlsoiirrn to Uo to St. Helena.
Simonslown, April 11. — In consequence of.the unfavorable conditions for keeping the Boer prisoners
here, the authorities have decided
to ship them all to St. Helena with
the least possible delay. The sickness among the captured burghers
is abating.
It Will   Be   Opened   Saturday-All the
Dignitaries are Invlteil.
-A   Y
New   V'ork, April   11
.. - ' in   1   . ' cable says immense steps  are   now
ng   there   is more likely to   create      ,        * ,   .        ,
.   .    ,   .. r        ,, being taken  for   the  completion of
criminals than reform them.
g taken  tor   the  compf
the exhibition sufficiently to   permit
opening on Saturday.    Scaffolds are
DEATH of 1 Aiiiiu not NDEAl xt  disappearing and the wilderness  of
  I bricks  and   mortar is  being  transmit Pioneer Missionary to Be Burled  formed into attractive gardens.
In llls< hurch's Ruins.
Victoria.April II.—Father Roun-
The official program of the opening will be issued today. The cer-
deault, for 42 years missionary to' emony will be very simple. About
the Cowichan Indians, died here to-1 12,000 people will be admitted, in-
day, aged 75. His remains are ly-J eluding the whole parliament, all
ing in state at the bishop's palace'the ministers and ambassadors, in-
and will be buried on Monday in the' eluding Dr. Leyds and the papal
ruins of his burned church. nuncio.
H. M. S. Arethusa arrived today
from England to replace the Am-
Artistic Job Printing of every description at this office.
The Great Upland Plateau Now Occupied By Iti hi-.:,.
The country in which the British
army under Lord Roberts is now
fighting is very different from the
mountain districts in northern Natal
and northern Cape Colony where
the battles were fought until Met-
huen crossed the Orange river. The
New York Sun thus describes it:
From Bloemfontein to Pretoria
the distance, as the bird flies, is
about 300 miles. The territory to
be covered en route will be all the
way at an altitude of from 4000 to
5000 feet above the level of the sea.
It is almost a treeless tract, except
at a few centres,where by assiduous
itrigation, clumps of timber have
been induced to flourish. The vast
plains, always deficient in that respect, have now a smaller supply
than ever, for the land has been
scoured far ard «wide to provide
timbering for the diamond mines at
Kimberly. In 1896 it was estimated that over one million trees had
been cut down for this purpose
Very little water will be found along
the direct route, this being the
dry est part of the Orange Free
State, and the pastoral people who
inhabit it take the greatest pains to
collect and husband every drop. In
this way only arc they able to maintain pleasant gardens and orchards
at the clusters of farm buildings
that are thinly dotted over the wide-
spreading sheep ranges.
Except around Kimberly, the
west-central part of the state is
wholly a pastoral region. There
are nearly 7,000,000 sheep and 1,-
000,000 cattle in the country and
if the British travel through the
state to the Transvaal by the direct
route which would bring them to
the Vaal (the Transvaal frontier) at
its nearest approach to Pretoria,
they will pass all the way through a
region of vast domains parcelled
out to the buryhers for grazing purposes.
The agricultural region lies 60 or
80 miles to the east in a narrow-
belt along the eastern frontier.
This is the granary of the republic
and produces large crops, but it is
far from the direct line of the Brit-
ish advance, and is bordered in part
by the mountain region where the
Boers have been holding Gatacre's
men and other British forces in
check on the Cape Colony side of
the frontier. Scattered here and
there over the gently undulated
plain are hills or hill ranges rising
several hundred feet above the general level and offering the opportunities for effective resistance which
the Boers know so well to utilize.
West of Bloemfontein, however,
they are not so numerous as east of
it and in the Transvaal.
The capital lies in a stony, treeless plain, but in the town itself
there are verdure and trees and a
little east of it is an eminence that
the Boers kept fortified during the
years of their early troubles with
Great Britain
A Paper Folder, a Washington Hand Press,
a Cylinder Press.
Also the "Trail Creek News" and plant.
Kor particular!, addren
WILLIAM K. ESLIMi, Rossland.
Pll'ty    Western    .Tien    to   It, p lice   the
Killed mill Wounded.
Ottawa, April 11.— Lord Strath-
cona's request for fifty more troops
for his contingent in South Africa,
to take the places of those killed or
wounded, has already been acted
upon and arrangements arc about
completed for the required number to
sail from Halifax on the new Allan
liner Tunisian, sailing from Halifax
for Liverpool April 22. All necessary equipment is ready. The men
will be selected from western Canadians.
Those  on   C. I'. It   Western    Division
Kequesl Higher Wiices.
The operators and agents of the
Canadian Pacific railway from Fort
William to Vancouver and branches
have given notice to VV. White,
western general manager, thai at
the expiration of thirty days they
will present for his consideration   a
new schedule asking for an increase
in wages. The western men are
asking for the increase chiefly because their living is higher. The
telegraphers on the main line out
west receive $50 a month, while
the men on the O. & Q. division
receive $40 a month,—Toronto
The Governor Dissolves the House, in
Obedience to Orders.
Victoria, April n.—It is announced that the lieutenant-governor has dissolved the legislature and
set June 9 for the date of a general
Nominations will be made on
May   26.      The   house   meets   on
Ju'y 5-
The dissolution was the result of
direct pressure from Ottawa.
Premier Martin says the reason
for holding the elections on June 9
instead of 15 was the fact that the
Odd Fellows convention will be
held here on the 13th to 15th, and
their friends did not want to have
the dates conflict.
Ralph Smith announces that he
will run for Nanaimo City instead
of South Nanaimo.
Mr. Cotton, who is here today,
refuses to state whether he will oppose a straight Conservative candidate here by putting up one of his
Mr. Huff, of Alberni, said today
that, if he runs, it will be as an independent.
The People Endorse the Nomination of
Gov. Mackintosh.
Miners' Union hall was filled
Tuesday evening at the meeting to
publicly ratify the nomination of
Hon. C. H. Mackintosh for the
legislature. The governor was
given an attentive hearing, was frequently cheered and evidently his
speech made a favorable impression.
Dr. Edward Howes, president of
the Trail Creek Liberal-Conservative association, occupied the chair
and introduced the speaker in his
usual happy vein.
The governor, on rising to speak,
was greeted with loud cheers. He
promised that, in the campaign, he
would say nothing unjust about his
opponents and would never strike
beneath the belt. He recalled his
early trips to Rossland in its pioneer days. He referred to his success in interesting capital in the
camp and to his responsibility to the
investors, which led him to accept
the nomination. He then reviewed
the political crisis and its causes.
He compared the Martin government to an old curiosity shop, and
predicted that, after the election, its
members would have neither portfolios nor constituencies. He reiterated his conservatism, but had
come to the conclusion they must
call on the best men in the province to assist in the work of emancipation. He condemned attempts
to array class against class and
paid a tribute to the reason and
fairness of workingincn, appealing
to them, with all others, to aid him
in bringing about the formation of
a government composed of the best
practical minds in the province.
He urged more efficient mine inspection. He condemned delay in
the issue of crown patents. He
declared himself strongly in favor
of redistribution, giving a member
to Boundary, saying that, until this
was done, he would represent that
section as thoroughly as Rossland.
He paid a tribute toR. C. Clute and
Ralph Smith for their work of mediation in bringing about a settlement of the mining dispute.
In conclusion, he referred to the
noble deeds of the Canadian soldiers
in South Africa and to the duty of
commemorating the in some way.
lie proposed that, tor this end, the
British flag should float over every
schoolhouse during school hours.
iia.ien Powell Reported Head.
Pretoria, April 10. —It is reported
here    that   Colonel    Baden-Powell,
the British commander alMafeking,
pheir Commandos Spread Through the
Southeastern Free State.
London,   April 9.—The amazing
activity of the Boers southeast  and
Bfeouthwest  of  Bloemfontein continues, the Boer commandos seemingly
'.gjoing   and   coming throughout   a
i%ide   region  as   they   please,  but
taking   good   care   not   to   throw
themselves  against  bodies   of the
The retirement of the Irish rifles
from Rouxville to Aliwal leaves
Gen. Brabant without communication with the British forces. He
has 2000 to 3000 colonials holding a
fine defensive country, but is apparently invested, so far as London
H Telegraphic and railroad communications with Bloemfontein are
[Kit up is usual, but nothing comes
.; through for public consumption.
Ji>rd Roberts' last dispatch was
■ted April 6 and the last unoffi-
A message, dated April 7, says
the good spirits at Bloemfontein
BTt continuing and tells of the arrivals of animals and two fresh cav-
?'j»Jrj- regiments. Lord Roberts now
has 15,000 mounted men altogether.
in the Orange Free State the situation is complex, with scanty
material for forming a correct estimate of the situation, and the after-
BOoii newspapers, not being in the
Confidence of the war managers, are
(jliticiziiig the conduct of affairs as
wLJky see them.
Haldlnic the Small Town*.
BMaseru, April 7.—The Boers,who
■Bre massed last week  near   Lady-
BTand to the number of 10,000,after
ttizing Thaba Nchu and   the   Mod-
dtr river water works,  broke up in-
W stroi.g divisions   and   they   are
H>w raiding the south of the   Free
Hate, re-occupying the small towns
Which were evacuated by   the   British.     The Boers' policy seems to be
to make rapid movements    with little transport, looting Foolish storekeepers   freely   for   provisions   and
Cutting the communications  of  the
I|ritish forces.
Colonials on the ICvr of Battle.
fei'ieneral Brabant's colonials arc
mostly at Wepener. They are a
splendid force, capable of great
Striking power and used to cross
Country riding, and are able to deal
lOtigiily with the Boer commandos
-warning about the -country. A
gpuudron of Brabant's horse capped 400 rifles near Wepener. His
jtposts are reported to be in touch
Jith the Boers and a fight is re-
irded as imminent.
Persistent reports are being cir-
jlated that the Boers are prepar-
ng to retake the British position at
/epener, and thus to secure entrance into Basutoland. Such an
Ittempt will be resisted by the Basutoland government, which is believed to have made every prepara-
'* Meanwhile the approach of armies
to Basutoland produces much excitement among the natives, neccs-
mitating the utmost vigilance on
the part of the local officials.
Hoers Threaten the Itiillroitd.
5j Bloemfontein,April 7.—The Boers
■re reported in force to the south,
threatening the railway, which how-
#ver is strongly protected. British
pickets at Springfield, eight miles
distant, were attacked today by
Boers advancing from the waterworks. Remounts arc rapidly arriving. The British are in high
Spirits and anxious to   advance.
Hoers lleiilen al Ponrleeu Mrenins
J Warrcnton, April 7.—Yesterday
•veiling the British shelled Fourteen Streams, which was crossed
by a force of Boers. This morning
the Boers placed in   position   a   big
gun, which they fired Ineffectively.
A fusilade of  mausers   followed   at
intervals throughout the day.    The
■ British        dropped      lyddite      and
Ishrapnel     shells     into    the    Boer
.position,     finally     silencing     the
enemy's    fire  and  driving off the
General Ilnudle ordered   to Klmbcrly
Capeiown, April 9.—Lieut. General Sir Henry Pundle, commander
of the eighth division, has been ordered to Kimberly on .special   duty.
Canada has come into the front
rank as one of the great metal producing countries of the world, but
the world in general does not know
it. That is because the Canadian
government does not take pains to
tell the world of it. The director of
the mint of the United States publishes an annual report giving the
production of the precious metals
by States, and also telling what
other countries have produced. He
also publishes other reports and estimates from time to time, which
keep the importance of the United
States as a mining country constantly before the eyes ol the world.
Canada should do likewise. It
should be made the business of
some one of the officials at Ottawa
to collect such statistics and publish them from time to time, giving
the production of gold, silver, copper, lead, &c, by provinces and
territories. It is such information
as this—the tangible results of mining—which draw the attention of
investors to a mjning country and
put to silence the croakers who,
through badly chosen investments,
or good investments badly managed, or through habitual pessimism,
declare this, that or the other district "no good." The figures of
production published by the Johannesburg chamber of mines have
kept British money pouring into
the Rand. The spectacle of over
60 men, who had gone north poor,
walking down the gang-plank of a
steamer loaded with bags of gold,
has drawn 100,000 people to Northwest Territory and Alaska in three
years and has started a movement
which still continues.
Canada can make a splendid
showing, but she does not profit by-
it, simply because she makes no effort to display her wealth. A Chinese merchant keeps his finest
goods hidden away on his shelves;
a white merchant displays them in
his windows. Canada is like the
Chinese merchant.
British Columbia, it is true, publishes an admirable annual report
from its minister of mines, but does
not get the full benefit of it in an
advertising sense. The United
Stales director of the mint does not
wait till his entire report is printed
and bound before giving it to the
public. His general summary is
no sooner made up than he gives it,
as good, fresh news, to the Associated Press, and next morning it is
printed in every important daily
newspaper in the country. Canadian officials are so bound up with
red tape that they fear that, if they
make public any information regarding an official report before the
whole volume is complete, the
heavens will fall. The result is that
their news reaches the newspapers
months old, buried in a mass of
dry detail, from which the
newspaper editor, with whom every
minute counts, has no time to exhume it. If the official would burst
the bonds of red tape, and put the
news on the wires while it is hot
and fresh, it would be printed the
world over.
This should serve as a hint to
the British Columbia minister of
mines who makes tip the report for
the year 1900, whoever he   may be.
British Forces Attacked on Three Sides
*at Wepener.
Ber Majesty's Route riironuh iiubiin
Is Throiicrd With People.
Dublin, April 9.—Queen Victoria
took her usual drive in the viceregal grounds this morning and paid
her promised visit to the city this
afternoon. Large crowds of people
witnessed her majesty's departure
from Phoenix park, and the route
followed was thronged with  people.
\tiii Btrenatl the Squadron
Kingston, April t). News has
been received here that the British
North American and    West     Indies
squadron is to be   incre ised   by a
battleship, two cruisers and several
torpedo boats.
London, April 10.—The Boer
attack on Gen. Brabant's force at
Wepener was resumed at daylight
today. The enemy's attack on two
or three sides on Monday lasted
until 2:30 in the afternoon, when
firing ceased, and it was believed
the enemy had been beaten off. But
it is announced this morning from
Aliwal North that the fight had
again begun.
Gen. Brabant's force, numbering
from two to three thousand, hold
positions in a rough country. The
Boers are in unknown numbers,
with reinforcements reaching them.
Another body of 2000 Boers is
marching towards Springfontein
from Smilhfield. The detonation
of heavy guns was heard at Maseru
on Monday. Sir George Lanyon,
the British resident commissioner
of Basutoland, has left Maseru for
the border.
The events in the southeast portion of the Free State have caused
the eighth division, which has been
ordered to Fourteen Streams, to be
diverted to Springfontein.
Mysterious movements of troops
at Bloemfontein are proceeding
The newspaper correspondents are
not allowed to telegraph their destinations, and the presumption is
that Lord Roberts is making dispositions to cut off the raiding Boer
forces when they try to withdraw-
northward from the British pursuing
The reappearance of the Boers in
the occupied country has caused a
revival of the war-like feeling
among the Free Staters of the Fau-
resmith and Philippolis districts.
The federal agents are busy getting
details of the surrender of Boers,
and owing to the British garrison
being withdrawn from those districts, the British residents are uneasy and have sent delegates to
Springfontein to ask for help. They
were totf that steps for their defense would  be immediately   taken.
Boers Portll'yluj; lllu^arslmrt;.
The Boers are said to have ventured south of the Biggarsberg and
to be posting heavy guns four miles
north of Elandslaagte. They are
said to have fortified the vicinity of
Wessels Nek.
General Sir Frederick Carrington
has reached Cape Town and is going to Beira, Portuguese East Africa, forthwith.
Shiploads oi Horses.
The war office proposes to land
:,- Cape Town before the end of
May 20,000 horses, which will he
conveyed there in 23 steamers sailing from New Oilcans, Buenos
Ayres and Australian ports.
Boiler Takes One of the Passe*
In connection with ti. resumption of hostilities in Natal, an interesting rumor is current that Gen.
Buller has obtained command of
one of the Drakensberg passes,
where he hopes to take the Boers
in the rear. In the event of his
being successful, Gen. Buller has
enough troops to leave 20,000 men
to hold Natal, while he should advance by way of Harrismith,whence
he would be able to threaten the
Boer positions at Bethlehem and
Hot Fighting at Wepener.
Aliwal North, April 9.—An engagement took place today at Wepener. The Boers' Vickers-Maxim
did considerable execution at first,
but the British guns soon got the
range and made great havoc. The
Rouxville commando has gone to
Aliwal North, April 9.—Evening.
The fighting at Wepener was severe and lasted all day long. The
Boers received a check. Casualties
were heavy on both sides. Another
commando is advancing towards
Wepener from Dewels Dorp.
Aliwal North, April 10. Heavy
fighting was continued at Wepener
this morning. The result is unknown. Three Boer commandos
are attacking the town.
7. — News
Pinal Assault on Ulal'dilii,
Mafeking, March
was received yesterday of the advance of the southern relief column.
The Boers this morning opened fire
at sunrise with seven guns, including one 100-pounder. This has been
the Boer siege gun and alone has
already fired over 60 rounds.
Under cover of the fire, the Boers
advanced to the northern face of the
forts, but retired precipitately on
coming within rifle range. They
also advanced to the southwestern
posts, but were repulsed. There
was one casualty.
The Boers under Commandant
Jan Cronje are evidently falling
back before the advance of the
southern relief column and are concentrating with two commandos,
who are retiring before Colonel
Plumer, in order to make a final effort to reduce the town. All the
forts and outlying positions are
manned. The troops are standing
to arms and everybody is under
cover. All are convinced that this
is the Boers' last attempt.
Colonel Plmiier's Latest Picht.
Buluwayo, April 3.—Colonel Plumer   engaged   the   Boers   between
from Ladysmith dated Sunday,
which says the Boers have posted
a big gun on Knights hill, north of
Elandslaagte, and another in the
vicinity of Wessels Nek station.
The enemy are reported to be
strongly entrenched at Helpmkaar.
Planting at Plandalaagle
Pietermaritzburg, April 10.—
H eavy cannonading ecrrmtnee
this morning in the vicinity of
Ladysmith, April 10.—Heavy
firing was heard early this morning
in the direction of Sundays river.
It continued for a few hours. No
details of the engagement have been
Hoers Will Attack Bridge*.
Bethulie, Orange Free State,
April 9.—It is expected that the
Boers will endeavor to retake
destroy the bridges over the
Orange river. Consequently extraordinary precautions have been
taken. A force of Boers is located
12 miles east.
As a matter of fact, the Boers
again practically hold the Free
State eastward of the railroad and
are greatly encouraged by their suc-
Ramathlabama   and   Mafeking    on   «sses   at   Reddersberg  and   Korn
March 31st.      The Boers  appeired
in considerable force six miles from
Mafeking, and to prevent being outflanked on both sides, Plumer had
to withdraw on Ramathlabama by
retiring to his basis camp. The
engagement lasted three hours, and
the retirement was well carried out
in good order  under a heavy   fire.
Prisoner* Arrive At  St. Helena.
Island of St. Helena, April 10.—
The Niobe and Milwaukee have arrived here with the Boer prisoners.
The health of the men is good, with
the exception of four cases of measles, which necessitated the Milwaukee being quarantined.      The   pris-
The above dispatch   is  the   British j oners are quiet  and   well behaved,
version of the affair, first announced ; They will probably land tomorrow.
The governsr was notified of the
desire of the authorities that the
prisioners be treated with every
courtesy and consideration.
April 5 in a  special   dispatch   from
Lorenzo Marques.
Boers Were Two to One.
Gaberones,   April   1.—Yesterday
Colonel Plumer, with 2000 mounted
and a few dismounted infantry   and
one Maximgun,arrived at Ramathla- ',_    , . „,   __        .      .,    .  . .
*»      ' I n) lor anil Ills oill, er« luipli'-alcd In
bama,.where he left the dismounted _
' Jliirdcr ol l.ocbcl.
men and proceeded along   the   rail-       .,        „   ,      .    „   .      ,,
New   York,   April  6.—Henry E.
Youtsey, the Newport stenographer
road to within  sight   of   Mafeking.
The advance guard,  under  Colonel
„., .                           ,      ,          ,     ,      r   now under arrest for   complicity in
White, encountered a large body of                      .      . r      *
' the assassination of  Goebel, has, it
is said, made a complete confession
oi the crime, says a Louisville dispatch to the Evening World.
He charges that the fatal shot
was fired by Jim Ward, a noted
Clay county feud leader, who previously had one murder to his credit.
Youtsey further declares that in the
conspiracy to remove Goebel were
Governor W. S. Taylor, Secretary
of State Caleb Powers, ex-Secretary
of State Charles Finlay, Captain
John Powers, of the Barbourville
militia Company, Sergeant Wharton Golden, of the same command,
W. H. Culton, clerk in the office of
Auditor Steeny, and himself.
A price was placed upon the
man's life and the sum paid over
was $i(>oo, which Youtsey says he
himself handled. The $600 as the
first instalment was paid just before the fatal shot was fired.
Boers, and almost simultaneously
the left and right flanks were attacked, ar.d sharp lighting followed.
The Boers were in crescent formation and outnumbered the British
two to one, according to British information. '1 hey advanced with
skill and stubborness and persistently endeavored to encircle the
British. After holding his ground
for an hour, Colonel Plumer retired,
with the Boers slowly following
him up. The lighting continued
throughout the ten miles retreat to
Ramathlabama, where the British
Maxim gun was brought into  play.
After a still'fight, Colonel Plumer
reached his camp. The British
casualties were: Killed—3 officers
and 7 men;wounded—3 officers and
24 men; missing -II. Ihe Boers'
loss was believed to be more.
The above is another British version of the engagement and retirement of Colonel Plumer.
It is reported here that the advance guard of Lord Methuen's relief force has left Vryburg for Mafeking
4.H11I, re Was Not to Hliuiie.
New York, April 10.—The press
dispatches are still filled with belated accounts of the Reddersburg
fight, and the adventures of Burn-
ham, the American scout,  says   the
Bubonic IMauuc lu Australia.
Perth, West Australia, April 9.—
A man has died from bubonic
plague at Fremantle.
Native Troops   Sent to  Nnprr** Tribal
War*   The Wire* Cut.
Accra,   British   Gold Coast, Africa, April   5.— Tribal   lighting  has
London correspondent to   the Trib- j t;|ken p|ace   ;„ Ashanti.    Governor
Nearly 600 of the Morthumberlanda
Are Prisoners.
London. April 7, io:5op. m. —
Lord Roberts reported to the war
office as follows:
"Bloemfontein, April 6.-—The
casualties at Reddersburg were:
Officers killed—Capt. F. D. Casson
and Lt. C. R. Barclay, both of
Northumberlands; wounded, 2,
captured 8 N cn-commissioned
officers and men, killed 8, wounded
22, the rest were captured. Our
strength was 167 mounted infantry
and 424 infantry The enemy was
said to be 3200 strong with five
guns "
Boer PrUoner* Try to Escape.
Capetown, April 7 —A determined effort was made by the Boer
prisoners to escape from Simons-
town today. In the confusion one
prisoner was killed, another wounded and 14 are missing
The latest unnofficial dispatch
from Bloemfontein,dated Thursday,
says: "The Boers continue to
show much activity, and numbers
of British troops are arriving daily.
A small contingent of gunners from
the battleship Monarch left Cape
Town Friday Though Lord Roberts has lost nearly a thousand men
this week he is stronger relatively,
as four times as many men have
beeYi landed at the Cape "
Parson* 4 11 |>ttire* '200 Hebel*.
Carnarvon, Cape Colony, April 6
—200 insurgents, who were not
aware that Sir Charles Parsons had
occupied Kenhardt and were on the
way to that place,have been captured by   the British troops
Boers In Force al Wepener.
Loudon, April 7—2:35 p. m—The
Boers aie in force at Wepener,
north of Smithfield, Orange Free
State, and are threatening General
Brabant's colonial division, the main
body of which, with the artillery, is
at Wepener
Telegrams which left Maseru,
Basutoland, north oi Wepener, at
midnight, describe ' the Boers as he-
j-ig "in great force" and as afraid to
make a frontal attack, but it is added that they were endeavoring to .
turn the British positio.i by crossing
the Basutoland frontier by a road
starting on the Caiedon river, the
road emerging south of Wepener.
Reports reach Maseru hourly of
Boer activity in the Orange Free
une. General Gatacre does not
deserve censure for sending out a
British column without artillery,
as it had been dispatched on a long
circuit for the purpose oi receiving
arms and pacifying the country,
and was caught through a sudden
change of the Boer tactics. The
troops offered a stubborn resistance
and fought as long as their cartridges held out.     There   was   nothing
and Lady Hodgson are at Coomas-
sie. The telegraph wires have been
cut, communications stopped and
dispatches destroyed. A band o(
Hoossas is leaving here for Coom-
assie. The situation appears to be
British N.iliw Troop* tin lo KiiiiimssIc
Tin- I'll}   I* BeslcKed.
discreditable to the British arms   in
this   affair     and    General   Gatacre I     Accra.   British   Gold   Coast,   Al-
was well advised   in   not   renewi ng   riea. April 10. -A detachment   of a
the   attack with an  inferior force  hundred Hoossas started for Kum-
French     tJoveruiueut    Ha*    Absolute
< ...nr..i Over the BxposMlOB   .
Paris, April 9.— The French
authorities have decided that all exhibits at the exposition are to be
open to the public on Sundays.
The exhibits are under cover id
buildings erected by the French
government and over which other
authorities have no control.
when he arrived with reinforcements
from Springfontein.
The Boers are   reported  to   have
retired    eastward,   diapers ig   in
small bands. They wen. probably
bent Upon sending the prisoners
north before renewing their attack
upon the isolated British  posts.
Boers   P.nlreiK lied In Natal.
The   Herald   prints   a   dispatch
assie today.     As this body ol troops
is considered insufficient,  a large
force   ifl   being   concentrated in the
Rumassie   is   evidently   Invested.
The Ashantis have captured several
native teachers and their families.
The lising is spreading.
Artistic Job Printing of every description at this office.
llaulsh  West ludle* Object   lo  Being
Mold to I'ulleil State*.
St. Thomas, D, W. I, April 9.—
The king's birthday on Sunday was
unusually celebrated at St. Thomas
and St. Croix. There was an outburst ol loyalty to Denmark and
demonstrations against the sale of
the islands. There were a night
and day procession, people being
costumed in the national colors and
1 heering the king.
Telegrams were sent   by   the   inhabitants    (0 the   colonial   council,
wishing his   majesty   S   long  reign
and sxprcssing   the   hope   that the
I Danish flag would ever  wave over
the islands. •tin: t;i:u,L ErLOGAS?, B.-C., Arfiitia.ADoo.
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is rUBi.isur.n i:vi;«y rniDAY at
B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a lino for
Vlie first insertion a«d 5 cents a line each
eubsiqueiit insertion.
Commercial Rates mado known upon
The Subscription is £2 per year, strictly in advance; f 2.00 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B; C.
FRIDAY, Al'RIL 18th, 1900.
.Who said there had been any labor
troubles in the Slocan ?
The Drill has the drop on its literary  rivals: it  has no delinquent
Another building boom has struck
the town, Unlike the first one, this
spurt means permanence.
Slocan will celebrate Dominion day.
Let each citizen do his utmost to
maUc.the affair a crimson success.
Lauricr is going to legislate against
the Chinese. In consequence of this
the C. P. It. has had to put on extra
Jtenmera going to Mongol Land.
'Tis one thing to he a British subject, but, apparently, it is a quadru-
- ped of another color when it comes to
"sneaking your name' on the voters'
list without some chump protesting
'against it.
Once more the Kettle River Valley
.railway bill has been knocked out at
Ottawa. Corbin stands but little show
in this country against the C. P. 11.,
notwithstanding Ilewett Bostock's
Slocan can afford to support liberally the wagon road upLemon creek,
,thc surveys of which begin in a few
plays. Its business men stand to gain
the whole of the trade emanating
from that important camp.
.The Liberal convention at Vancou.
yev last weok was a cuckoo. There
was a prolonged scrap for two days
and nothing was accomplished. I is
still Martin and anti-Martin, with a
little more Martin on the side.
Sorrow hath already east its shadow over this aspiring journal. The
Nelson Miner, on Sunday last, did
wilfully and with malice aforethought
verib one of our best items without due
no ice of its parentage. Shame on
'^•ou, Miner!
it is seldom a town supports a paper so generously as Slocan does The
'Dhill, for which the management
returns heartfelt thanks*, as the woi'
can now be kept away from the office
door. Apparently The DRILL is as
'much appreciated by the burgers as
-liey are by The Dtni.i,.   Amen.
Benefits are rapidly accruing to
this town, not the least of which is
tuc re-awakening of its citizens to a
'broader view of their advantages and
opportunities. Springer creek will
have a decent wagon road this summer, which will contribute largely to
the prosperity of tho camp. With
Springer and Lemon creeks sending
ind Ten Mile reviv-
aetion, there is no
reason why Slocan sliould not occupy
a permanent position on the world's
'their trade here,
ing into healthy
Many local improvements have been
affected this Spring, and many more
arc in contemplation. This gives
strangers an Impression of the solidarity and permanency of tho town.
Everyone sliould take a personal interest and pride intiu- place and keep
their own premises tidy, and insist
that their neighbors should do the
same. Bcforo the 1st of duly celebration the streets should be cleaned
lip and put in good shape. Let us
show tho world what real, live and
enterprising citizens we. are.
The welcome fact has been announced that the labor troubles at
Rowland have been settled., tbe men
going to work on the contract system.
This settlement now clears tho slate
and should crush out a!J agitation re-
ipccting the eight hour law, which
agitation lias had such a detrimental
effect upon tho mining industry d. r-
'ing the  past   ten   months.   Slocan,
Nelson, Vmir ninl  Kossland are the
principal camp-., and their decision
will   effoct tho pfoyiuce generally.
The wheels Of Indu .try a nd enterprise
will revolve  more  freely   now and
prosperity cone again, • ■
Today is Good Friday.
Ernest Mansfield is looked for early
in May.
There was a heavy fajl of snow on
La grippe is seizing a number of
victims in town.
The population of tho town is increasing rapidly.
The, packtrains arc making daily
trips into the hills.
Silverton expects great things of
Slocan on the 21th.
The provincial elections arc set for
June 9.   Get your vote ready.
An enjoyable dance was given in
the Music llall on Tuesday night.
Geo. Aylard, of New Denver, came
down Wednesday on mining business.
Billy Kerr has goncto'the Halcyon
Hot Springs lor treatment for rheumatism,
Jack Blench returned to Camp
Mansfield Tuesday, going in by way
of Kaslo.
Some very necessary repairs arc
being made to the Springer" creek
wagon road.
Considerable trouble has been experienced with the telegraph wires
during the week.
The Liberals of the, town will organize a strong association for the
coming elections.
Fresh hen fruit is in demand for
Sunday. Some big records in eating
will bo established.
Hill Bros.' tug came down Wednesday with a consignment of lumber for
local improvement*.
J. McDonald, an old timer, has returned to town and will operate a
buiithoisac- this summer.
Dan McLcod is figuring upon some
extensive improvements to his De-
laney avenue property.
The feeling of depression is rapidly
passing away and the citizens are
wearing broader smiles.
The men are gradually drifting
from town into the bills, to prospect
and do assessment work.
Percy Dickenson has recovered
from the grippe and will return here
about the end of the month.
Two or three local capitalists arc
contemplating the erection of suitable
cottages for renting purposes.
A marriage license wns issued this
week at Nelson to J. T. Thompson
and Miss K. Bell, of this town.
York & Co.'arc improving their
metropolitan meat shop by the addition of a cold storage department.
Charley and Bob Hammond passed
through here Monday from Sandon,
en route to Cape Nome, via Seattle.
dipt. Troup and F. W. Peters, of
Nelson; the high tyees of the C. P. li,
in this section, were here Wednesday
C. McNicholl, ol Silverton, came in
t'roni the south Wednesday. He has
been doctoring for rheumatism all
II. B Hammond, wife and daugh
for arrived down from Sandon Monday, to take up their residence for the
Two carloads of piles have been unloaded here for the further improvement and strengthening of the railway wharf.
Born, in Slocan, on April '.), Mrs.
John Souter, of a son. It was a Impounder, but the father is rapidly
A dog poisoner has made his appearance in town and ft number of
citizens are In mourning for their
canine favorites.
II. J. Koine, wife and family, of
Nelson, passed through here Wednesday for New Denver, to spend the
Knster holidays.
New Denver is without a butcher
and a number of its citizens are getting their supply of meats at this
metropolitan burg.
The desire lor erecting fences and
brightening up things generally is
spreading. It is a good thing and
sliould be encouraged.
Invitations have been received here
for the first annual At Homo of the
Nelson Fire Brigade,to be held at the
opera house there on the 17th.
li. M. Covington returned from the
Blue Bird mine, Deer Park, yesterday. The management wants Boh
to take charge of the development.
It is stated the survey of the Lemon
creek wagon road commences next
week, starling from Lemon siding.
Construction will follow at an early
K. Parris & Co. aro contemplating
re-oponlng their store on Ten Mile
at an early day, There promises to
be a big revival  in that camp this
The question of waterworks for the
town is gradually being solved by
various householders putting in sys
teius ol tln-ir own from the several
streams la the vicinity.
Tho employees of thoC.P.R. boats
in Ivootenny have contributed £170 to
the Camidian Patriotic l-'uud as a re-
Isu I of 'the appeal to grant half a day 's
pay per liiau to the fund.
To Bout.—I am prepared to lix up
at short notice a live or seven-roomed
house, at Brandon, for
tenant. Water connections; rent
reasonable. Will sell on easy terms.
W. H. Brandon.
Owing to the celebration meeting
Tuesday night, the regular assemblage of the Social Science Club was
postponed for a week, when the adjourned discussion on the Duties ot a
Voter will be taken up.
Kev. C. F. Yates, New Denver, was
here on Wednesday. He will be
down next week to see after the
painting of the Anglican church and
to make arrangements lor the holding of the Oddfellows' service.
Joo Saulter left hero Tuesday for
Camp McKinncy, to do assessment on
some promising gold properties he
has there. Joe is also interested in
the property lying between the famous Waterloo'and Cariboo mines.
It has been decided to hold the
patriotic concert, spoken of last week,
on Friday, April 27. Every effort is
being made to arrange a first-class
programme. The entertainment i3
for a laudable object and should be
Appended ia a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, II. I'. Christie being mining
April 2—Lucky Tom.Lcmon cr,T SmUh
Georgie, 2 8 ' Lemon, .T Ground.
Florence, same, Mis T Smith.
0—Chicks  fr, on  Mineral  Hill, A E
Budapest, Lemon, J Bulkn.
April 2—Four Friends. 7—Iron Horse.
Mar 13—Gertie R fr, D .1 Wier to J A
Wcreley, PLlndqulst and I) D Mcl'hor-
son, >3 to each.
Groat Northern, Grand Trunk, Great
Weste.n, Lone Wire, Tallicum, % each,
and Northern Pacilie %, T Dunn to Mis
Km ma Gray.
Harold %, D Sloan to same.
Ralph J, Mrs T Sloan to samo.
15—Royal Standard }», E Lavvson to
George S Aylwin.
17—Begins, J Livingstone to John T
Reauchesne and J E Tattersall.
Silver Plate, J T Tipping to II Fife.
T R Hardiman to .1 How, 8833 shares
in Cameronian Gold & Silver Mining Co.
21—Alphonso No 13 J, J Livingstone
to V C Rackliff.
24—Highland Light J, D McKcnzie to
W dough, $150.
20—Lone Pine %, W Slubbs to Mrs E
F.dafrla,C E Smitheriiignle to RI
Gwillim & Johnston,
Slocan,        - • B. C
e. parris & mm,
Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes,
and Clothing.
B. A. P<:
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOGAN, - - R. C.
Tno Bixll,
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited. '
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Dorses for
hire at reasonable rates.
J. H. Howarth,
Expert Watchmaker.
Halt a century at the bench. All
kinds of artificial work repaired.
Prompt attention to watches and
and jewelery sent by mail or express for repairs. Full lino of
WatChos, Jcweh-ry and Plated
Ware always on hand. All work
Slocan,       -       B. C
Sole Dealer in HcClary's
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Granlteware on hand.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses lor
Hire at Reasonable Kates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at the
Mines,  Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles Furnished.
Slocan,      -.-.'-     B. C.
The Slocan
City Hospital
is prepared to
receive Patients.
DR. BENTLEY, Slocan, B. C.
We keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully  Compounded.
Mail  Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, B. C.
f*        5"
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5       LJr
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;d ot a
erms (
8     "
3*         7\
1 Railway
pslrabUi       MAIN STREET, sLo'WN.
The direct route from
Kootenay Country
To all Points East and West.
First-Class Sleepers on  all   Trains'
from Kevelstoke iiml Kootcray
Tourist Curs puss Medicine Hat daily
for St. Piiui; Sundays and Wed-'
ncsdays for Toronto] Fridays
lbr Montreal and Boston.
Same cai-3 pass Kevelstoke one day
u.ooex BunlvSlocan Cityarex8un ih.ou
1'J.iiOux Hun lv Slocan City ;irex Sun 11.80
0.00 ex Sun lv Slocan City nrex Sun 11,80
12,00OX Sun lv Mnniti Ciiy nrex Sun Ili.OU
12.00 ex Sun lv Slocan City ftr ex Sun 11.80
Ascertain ratoi and full Information .by
dddroSllng the ncan ^ lucid nuenl, or—
Agent, Slocan City
W. V. Andorson, Truv, Pass, Agt.,Kclioti
ft, 0 Coyh-, A ii.c Agent, Vancouver,
Leave Your Order With
A.. ID civ id,
For a Nice Spring Suit.      Perfect Fit "Guaranteed,      Wc use ojly Ajl.
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postofllcc.
D, 3D- Rotoertson,
Dealer in
Furniture, Carpets,
Linoleums, Etc., Etc.
1 H it Bfnytig Aliays W in
Furniture manufactured
and General Jobbing
attended to with promptitude.
SLOCAN, - - B.   C
Victoria, I-Iotel,
SLOCAN,  B.   C,
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C,
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Re >yal...   I
SLOCAN, B.   C, a
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Country. |f
Headquarters for Mining Men.     The Bar h j
richly stocked and the Dining Room Ai. 1
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Slid ail Personal InuHnt of Jeff Bat?.
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for tho*
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past  its door whe
you are dry, weary or hungry ^
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Just Hurt a Large Stock of Hew
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street, - - Slocan,


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