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VOL. l,i No- !•
slogan', i;. p., Ai'iiiL «, lew.
t. dTwoodcock & CO.,
Oiant Powder,
Jessops' Steel,
Coal Oil,
Qutta Percha
Stoves and Tinware,
niners' Supplies.
W1T.I,     CKLKllItATE    NEXT
initial sti-.i*  Taken  TowM-di tuu Kr.tt
—Msettug ilclil  nmi (oiiiiiilttccn At«-
A p|>oliitt..l -Ample    l-'.inilu    Pi-iiiiiIhimI
by Cittxons*
Batarday evening a representative
meeting of the business men ami citizens of the town was held in the
Hicks block for the purpose of decid
in?; upon holding a celebration here.
SLOGAN,      •     -     1?.   c-
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
in elegant shape and developing in n
manner that will establish it as one
of the big mines of tlie camp. Ore is
showing in both tunnels, there being
three icet of mixed ore. in the No. 1,
which was encountered a few days
ago. The No. 2 is in good shipping
ore. No. 1 tunnel is in 200 feet and
No. 2 about 17o feet. Fourteen men
arc employed at present.
<>i* Wages Hun   Uren Adopted in XvlM>n
mid Yuitr ('iimps.
Mi^, upuii uvim^n <.^.v,...v.i,.^.. „,..„., J. Roderick Robertson, inan'gerof
A. E. Teeter was appointed chairman I the London & B. C. Gold Fields, and
with Robt. Fr.ulshu-.v as secretary. ;S. S. Fowler, engineer of same,
Discussion followed R8 to what day I passed through hereon Saturday on
would be best to celebrate—the 2kh ' their way the Enterprise mine, Conor" May or the 1st of July. Several | siderable improvements arc to be ef-
gpoke strongly in favor of the Queen's I fected at t <c mine as soon as the
birthday, but others pointed out that j ffoeg off and it is the in,ention
oilverton was going to have a ccle-'     ,       ,   , ., ,.        ,
brntlon then, and, rather than have t0 la'"elv ^crease the ore shipments.
an undesirable clash, it was decided ; At present the road is in bad shape,
to giye way that day in favor of Sil-| neees itating the use of both sleighs
vci'ton. Amotion was accordingly ; unci wag. ns.
passed to have tho celebration occur! Sneaking of the settlement arrived
mi Monday, .July ? \ at in the lal>or situation In the Nelson
towards holding a concert here in
aid of the Canada Patriotic Fund. It
was decided to hold the entertain
ment in about three weeks' time, in]
the Music Hall. A strong 'committee
was appointed to arrange the details.
It is determined to make the affair a
memorable event, and every loyal
Britisher is invited to assist in the
STlilKi;   ON    IKON    HOUSE.
Si'viTiil Inchcn of <)ri> IllKCtivorcd   Hi-Iiim
the Eutornrlie Group.
Stt-itily larrenne tu he Noleil In Tonnage
—Several < urloud. Sent Out During
W'wik-We Lend the Kutlre I.»k«
Development of the mines in this
| division is continuing in a rapid man
tier, and success is being met with on
every hand. This is evidenced by
the ore shipments, which show a
steady increase each week. In this
respect the total tonnage id greatly im
excess of the remaining port-on of the
lake country, and there is every evidence that this will continue. Vast
reserves arc blocked out in the Enterprise and Arlington, while the
Two  Friends,   Black  Prince, Kilo,
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
News was brought down from Ten
Mile during the week that a rich and
important strike had been made on |
Uic Iron Horse claim, situated be
twecn tli  Enterprise and the creek
It had been made at the foot of a!
winze that was being sunk on the-
lead in the main tunnel.   The ore si)
claimed to be C inches wide and of
the same character and richness asj
the Enterprise.   The Iron Horse is   *""  V     ZZ   ~t        «     .     o.
owned by Angus McLean and the Sm?Eg?cr»  VhapleftU'^vcnl^ Sta.r'
estate of "Black Dan" McDonald. vboUnd many other properties, wi I gote
•lied a year ago at New Denver.    It »wU the list of shippers much mora
is one of the early locations on the
Two carloads were lifted from tho
Enterprise this week, billed forth*
  locations en suei — ;*-**.
creek,and three years ago was under! mineral wealth.
B. C.
   ..._.         .  ._ . .      Hw.iouentlv a winze started on the same,
I. Bobertson were appointed a com- sonic time ago, and VT.iHiloni but tlie bond was thrown up. A little
nfitteo on grounds, and they will; sett ement ha; come, what litlie an 1- ^."',.2 heen dohfl since by the
endeavor to get the best recreation. mosity had been aroused ovu  llic , *w T1      weeks ng0 McLean
park in the country.  I), fore adjourn-; labor troubles should be dropped ai d , ownc.      hrcc „ ^ ^
Sag the secretary was instructed to! everybody work together for the up-, 'XinlcChute evidently extends
notify the outside press that Blocan ; building of the country,     abomj creek nnfl at oncc demon-
would celebrate Dominion day, and miner should bo able and ou^'tl0!strates thc value of the property. At
in invitation was ordered to be ex-; secure employment an][*"M,'» JJtT tho ^im time it shows the continuity
.ended to all the towns in thedistriet; spectivc of his being either a union I "c same „   _.,_
to join in making the event a mem- [ or non-union miner. '
orahle one In England it would take some
Much enthusiasm was shown by! i tine ere the effect of the labor trouoes
. ......    ■    i   .....i   ,..ii.it:il  was a  ult
going to Trail, mere is Mwun car
almost ready and enough ore for twe
more piled at the bridge. Then exports will cease till ihe wagon road
is extended to the mine.
Following is a list ot the shipments
this year to date:
.much emuuoiuBui   «.i.s  &nu«n   y* i miipvto »"■« ~—»~—. . -t
the. meeting, and everv one is deter-; here passed, and capital was a on
mined to assist in making the cele- shy, though Mr. Robert*)n bche ed
bration a great success. Theeiti/.ens'the Americans were not so wilder,
.f\Yw Denver and Silverton have; and considerable capital might wmc
™„.,u....      MINK.
the same time it shows the continuity j Enterprise....
of the veins in the granite.   No vein  Arlington	
in the camp shows a greater vertical  Black I'rinc*
dc| th than the Enterprise, extending i
as it docs from the Iron Horse in the
valley to the Ohio on the summit,  as
opened and exposed.
.    20
Groceries, Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Provisions, and other Goods
found in a First-Class Store;
promised to conn: down in a body,
and Samion and the other camps will
ssi.st. Fund-? are promised In snf
Helent amounts to guarantee sub-
stantlal prizes fjr baseball and foot-
liall contests, aquatic HtidCaledonian
sflorbi, hoiverae.iiig, drilling matches.
this way. The less said about silver,
he believed, the better, as then the
market would not become so agitated
On Wednesday papers were signed
market wouin notoucuuiv;ounKiv.>..vU.     .... .,	
I?hh was a grand country and a fore- j transferring a three-quarter interest
most camp, with resources unlimited,:.   ,,,   „■,.,-..    ,    , .     .    „
and it should ho the aim ol all to ad- iin tl,c ! " ° V' le"(,s clauu t0 Mo6srs
vancc the general  interests of t.i„. I Thurston and Williams for $18,000,
and where
Prices are Right, is at
W. T. SHATFORD & Co.'s,
The Leading Merchants.
Special attention paid to Mining Trade.
Write for quotations to our Stores at
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp HcKinney, B. C
    ...... _,, .,    mce the geiicral  BMHLn     m- | d J21.000 to the
etc.   A tempting programme will bisection and seek to obtain the best, <£££»• JJ^ ^
i„ ihe ^fb^^on «nd -how their with W
KMSlS^ Kl°coS^,ad bcenj^centisto-bc paid JulyJ«.|    Twoortlrm3 different outHts went
Tom Mulvey is working the Morning Star.
Several important deals are under
way here.
Work is to be re ained on the Black
Prince at once.
Arlington stock is in demand and
hard to get.
The wagon rosdup Springer creek
is rapidly tweaking up and is caving
in badly.
There is every likelihood of the
","•■-,    ,      ,     . •    i> •. ; ui ...„,;i,i,.t      The   contest   nan  ucen -ivn per cent is to uo n»«* ""-j   •-■!    "\vo or tirrec umvrem. »uwi»-»■■■■
,da. the bngh.es   gem In Britain's   roublos     Tho  contest    l \ ^ ffie balanoo In  equal payments,    «s   ,   ^ crcek yesterday to cs-
coronet ol colonies. , WdJn \£ ,,elievcd- it was an ' 0Very three months.   Messrs. purs-1JJ^  ^Krty.
 ,,IVVT, :  ,kl0vh-d-ed fact that   the   eiglu ! ton  and  Williams  arc  Immensely „^       and partners are
of tho legislators, but he trusted
—   -   !   —1.4
^  houi
.lack Blench camedown on Friday I Pa,rt "' u.',v- •;,.*"-•'.-.;--•      ,. , ,,
,, ,. ,. ,, , ,. . J what evil effects its enacting might
from Camp Mansfield, the first time nRV0 hidi thlU it would IIOt ,„.ove 0,
since last fall,   lie eamc by way of i lasting detriment to the country.
Ken Mile and stated the snow on the      *  *-■■■- «■ .»h«t wna snid. (
summit W:IS yory deep.   The past
a inter was a fairly mild one though
for two weeks the mercury registered
iiO degrees below zero,    At present
there are  a bout .'50 men working in
tiie two camps, under the management of W. r. Bole.    Development
on ihe Joker group is proceeding In
a timst satisfactory manner and good
headway is being made on the various workings.   The main shaft on
the ledge, which is down 75 teet, has
ore 11 I'm the surface, ami the chute is
ZOhtinClous in tin- level   being driven
at thnt station.   It is the Intention to
contlnuo this drift  into  the Mono
fraction adj.lining,  which will givi-
ft depth of several   hundred  feet on
tho vein.   Three hundred feet
been driven In this tunnel ami
las widened
applying far a crown grant for the
j Sundown Traction.
Fifteen men arc at present era-
; ployed on the Kilo. Surface water
1 is a great hindrance.
The London & B. 0. GoldBelds e*
six feet
pleased with the prop
work it on an extensive scab
The Two Friends has had a checkered career, but it is  now in good
irapiu mjwiv WHU..J.       I hands for future development    The
judging from what, was said, Com- owners have had a few men at work
misaloner Cltttos good graces were during tho winter and have taken
partly I strumental  m effecting the „ut Bomo ,)rc.   'pM0 |,jg strike on thei - iiuiuimw., -  	
settlement in the Nelson district. l'.lack l'rinec runs up into the Two pcndj  almost  $2gU,OJ0  a   year  in
Friends.   Two weeks ago Mr. York wages in tliisprovince,
w. o. r. r^orK.,..,.c.i. j acoidontully made a big discovery In I    MpMrg nicks p.u.rcll hnA Wek;h
k TO m»«'e PI ,i ,;,,, T,n,™.,-nn«.'       "'.''h'" w°lkIn«"'    l "jf ^ '.,ad ■ will posh work on the Kainbow. The
An omens thrisiian Lcmperance scoped through one  wall  loosening ;inaj,,'drift Is in 105 (bet
Union was organized hereon March; the rock and causing it to fall  away       . ,..'..
•   I and disclosing some ore. Subsequent    Noore was snipped flrom RoMlant
work found it to bo the main chute, ' hist wi-ck. This is an epoch which
which is now a full two feet of shipp ! the citizens do not wish repeated.
iug mineral in width. Pieces of this i The successful flotation oftlloCUap-
ora are on view in town. 1 he work- lwul L(1 Ku,.op(, is turning tho attcn-
men had driven SO feet past it, without ition of capitalists this way a great
encountering tln> on\   having passed '■ deal.
through a barren stmt. j       ' .       M ,
An Immense amount  of work has'    [ hc roPort c0Ulcs<roul N*'lson -that
                        ; jii-s. j»a. I been done on the claim and much ore t,,c wagon road up len Mile toCamp
l-'arrell, tre surer;   Mrs   (!. l'ayne, shipped, but it is evident now that it  Mansfield will be built in the early
superintendent public meeting; Mrs. ; has entered on a new lease of life, to'9 miner
M. Olbbs, supt. literature;  Miss Dia-, the. great benefit of the camp.
moral,   supt. children's  work.   The
12, by Miss F. J. A. Murcutt, provincial lpcturer. There are 22 active
and II honorary members. Following are the officers: Mrs. W. .1. Andrews, president; Mrs. (Rev.) McKco,
1st, vice president; Mrs. Bennett, 2nd
vice president; Mrs. T. B. Hall, cor-
respondlng secretary; Mrs. W. Sea-
recording secretary; Mrs. .las.
Tho quartz assays $70 in gold, prim j next mceimg will bo held o the 12th,
clpullyfrce nulling, and 25 oz. mUt8 p.m., in the Methodist church,
silver. V, horo enwscut In the drift, : -p1)0 m^^-et for discussion will be on
the lead shows a width o! 33 feet, with ' tl,o. best methods to adopt in the chil-
goldvalnes all  the. way across.    A  dren's department.
winze has also been  sunk from the	
drift a distance of G3 feet, carrying
the ore down with it. An upraise is
being driven for ventilation purposes
Camp Mansfield is destined to prove .."7" •   ■*   ... ,   ,^^m
boneHt to Slocan when dlsclP,08ln u,i3 Unvn n,ul tacyare
■ -   actively engaged spreading tho ideas
Sixliil Bolcnoo Clu'i.
lllcyrle  Acrlili-lit.
Wednesday afternoon Carl Llndow
met with a nasty accident, lie was
going iiji Main street on liis bike at a
rapid pace and, when opposite Shat-
ford & t'o.'s, he lout command of the
So soon as the snow goes there wffi
be a number of American agents
come into the camp for the purchase
of properties.
Geo. Aylwin has secured a half interest in the. Royal Standard claim,
situated on Ten Mile and close to the
townsitc of Aylwin.
Crown grants are being applied fur
Bellamy and Buskin have many
nf yet greater
DUralued wltli GmU.
The Dri 11
toru iv i_o. s, iiu rnou uvuu...„ ...  ,,,,  ,.M
wheel and collided with a telegraph on the Tiger Fraction, Bland No. 2,
pole.   He was thrown heavily to the Deadwood And Tiger No. 7 by the
„.«..„ "3-, ,      „„,,,.„,,.„„ ground and knocked senseless, be- Slocan Lake Gold Mines.
theTcn Mile wagon road Iscomplct- activoij ongnguuei»»»»...„ isi(lc8 |)aving his lip and foreheadI   ,,    , w „        ,     ,,,,       .
ed, of socialism.   Monday evening a pre- gasned.    Dr. Bentlev was summoned ', * l'jUK "e"f)JH     ^      twc», uR
^^^^^^^^^^M Miinii i.-iv inimioa it his wav to the Ohio, where he will dn
Club.   On  the following evening  a i  ^	
K««ii>- in iieuMi Harry Bkkcnson made n trip to the
junction coi mucn interest oviuueu.   .,.„..,... .-. ! Smuggler this week,  rctttrninjj on
om opei at-; viance was elected president and T.! The various properties on Lemon; Tuesday. Ho reports the property in
vestlgntlon D. Tobln secretary. Tuesday night creek are ready to donate their share *ne 8ll"P° iU1,d brought, some rici
;er   of   the! was made the. meeting date with a of t,,c ^ ,„ ,)Uil(li     „lC w        ■ sarnies of ore back with him.
la:t | small monthly due form embers,, p. I ^ conn„,ti     with town  Thp ,nck :    The Warner Miller svndlcate,oper-
of government funds is alone delay- *ttn,? » Urgcly in this camp, STC
l    Ulll. Mil      HI,.     „
largely  attended meeting was held
In the. 1'aion  Heading  Room and
much interest evinced.   Joseph l'ur-
I viance was elected president and 'I
Frank Watson  has lost   his   suit
against the Arlington Mines,   It, was
an application  for an   injunction to
restrain the defendants fiom operating the mine until  an in     ■' — ■'—
was held  into the transf
property.     The case came up   ia:t i sinnu uuu«i.,  «..,. ..... ^^
week iii Victoria ami was dismissed Quito n large number handed in their
the suit was j names as members.   An interesting
W.   A.   Mc- discussion ensued  upon the "Duties
^^^^^^^^^         jn represented of an Fleeter."   The subject was fin
tho defendants •<-.«-»	
socialism.   Monday evening a pro-1 gasaeu.   m\ oon*  v .>.,.,., ,.„....
ninarv meeting was held, looking and attended to the lad's Injuries at lm Wi'v w>*nc"iiio.wn».v ..«....._.
.,     ,' ..        r       a    •  i   o  •      Z Uhn hnanltnl     C-u-l Inal n lot if liliv^l   ; a grC!,t «W' °» Work, CrOSSCUtting for
tho formation of a Social Science tne hospital,   tail Mta lot ot hlood,     iJ      .     p .' N    *
ub.   Oil the following evening a put Is now almost all right again.     I™-,,        ™wrPnM  »na weepawa
 I.„l,l  I j 'vlHO.
1U.U.M m„i0 a tptn tollhe
/ V /"\  with costs.    Originally
,1^1^  entered at Rossland.
"*^^^   Donald, 0, C, of Nelsor
15. C
Kiiiuicvlrr llui 1 iiIh nf Ore.
,    Rccont .arrivals from the Smuggler
group at tho hoad of Ten Mile, now
Minder  bond   to  the   Warner   Miller
ItyndicatysUito that tho property is
naiiy left open for further discussion
next Tuesday evening.
I'lltll'llO'     «i.llllTl.
held ttttl
»uu for
OlKU»»...»,u   |imni;   se   «iKni        -       . .
Ing this much needed improvement.' busily engagofl preparing the details
 1 for their sining ami  summer cam
J. McDonald is no longer purser m>lS,Sn' whhh wUi bc lftrgely cxten€'
- -   •      . . .'„„.j k..led,
T.  Moyd and  Sfnrris Davis  are
working the, Victor claim, Ten Mile,
or lease.   They have good ore W
work on and they will make money.
Their lease mid option extends over
rising a year.   Slocan parties are part oivir
, cr^ in Hit   roperty.
the Slocan, his place being tilled by
Fred  Wright,  formerly of the \V.
Hunter.    Mac will devote his atteii-       _ ^^^
lion to developing his mineral claims under lease
in tills locality Iwnrfe on an
-day evening a meeting was j
io residence of 11. .I. Robert-:    Springer   creek  has   been
the purpose of taking steps'rapidly during the week.
. ta  t* RAN INTO A TRAP
Colonel Broadwood Loses Guns, Baggage and 350 Men.
London, April 2.—The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts, dated Bloemfontein, April 1st.
"I received news late yesterday
afternoon from Col. Broadwood,
who was at Thabanchu, thirty-eight
miles east of here, that information
had reached him that the enemy was
approaching in two forces from the
north and the east. He stated that,
if the reports proved true, he would
retire towards the waterworks, 17
miles nearer Bloemfontein, where
we have had a detachment of
mounted infantry for the protection
of the works.
"Broadwood was told in reply
that the ninth division of Murtici's
mounted infantry would march at
daylight today to support him, and
that, if he considered it necessary,
he should retire from the waterworks. He moved there during the
night. At dawn today he was
shelled by the enemy, who attacked
on three sides. He immediately
dispatched two horse artillery batteries and his baggage toward
Bloemfontein, covering some of
them with his cavalry.
"Some two miles from the waterworks the road crossed a deep
nullah, or spruit, in which during
the night a force of Boers had concealed themselves. So well were
they hidden that our leading scouts
passed over the drift without discovering them, and it was not until
the wagons and guns were entering
the drift that the Boers showed
themselves and opened fire. Many
of the drivers of the artillery horses
were immediately shot down at
short range and several of the guns
were captured. The remainder galloped away, covered by Roberts'
Horse, which suffered heavily.
"Meanwhile. Lieut. Chester Masters, of Rlmington's scouts, found
a passage across the spruit unoccupied by the enemy, by which the
remainder of Broadwood's force
crossed. They reformed with greal
steadiness, notwithstanding all that
had previously occurred.
"Broadwood's report, which has
just reached me, and which contains
no details, stated that he had lost
seven guns and all his baggage.
He estimated all his casualties at
about 350, including 200 missing.
"On hearing this morning that
Broadwood was hard pressed, I immediately ordered Gen. French,
with the two remaining cavalry brigades, to follow in support of the
ninth division. The latter, after a
magnificent march, arrived on the
scene of action after 2 p.m.
"Broadwood's force consisted ol
the Royal Household cavalry and
10th Hussars, 'Q' and 'I" batteries
of the Royal Horse artillery and
Pilcher's battalion of mounted in
fan try.
"Ths strength of the enemy is
estimated at from 8,000 to 10,000,
with guns, the number of which is
not reported."
Hoers leathered Along the VhiiI.
Kimberley, April 1.—There is
great Boer activity along the Vaal
River. About 6,000 burghers have
assembled at various points'betw ceil
Fourteen Streams and Christiana,
occupying Witrand, north of Klip
Dam, and 600 men are laagered
at Boetsop.
The Queen Leaves Holyhead for the
Emerald Isle's Capital.
London, April 3.—Queen Victoria, who left Windsor Castle at
9:30 last evening eoroute foi Ireland, arrived at Holyhead at 1:15
p. m. today. The authorities of
the place, the officers of the warships in the harbor and a guard of
honor awaited the arrival of her
majesty. The general public was
excluded from the station.
When the queen alighted, she-
was presented with the usual address of welcome. She gave her
reply to Lord Den by, who handed
it to the officials.    It read;
"1 thank you for your loyal
welcome and for your expressions
of devotion to my throne and person. The practical and generous
sympathy for those who have suffered, and who are likely to suffer,
in consequence of the present war,
which has been shown by all classes
of my subjects, has been a great
consolation to me during the time
of suspense and anxiety through
which we are passing. 1 join in
your hearty prayers that peace may
soon be restored and that the other
blessings ol heaven be long continued to my empire, and I wish all
prosperity to the country you represent."
The queen then walked across
the platform, leaning on the arm of
an Indian attendant, to ihe royal
yacht Victoria and Albert which,
piloted by the Irene and escorted by
the   royal   vachl Osborn   and   the
The cavalry went around the right
flank of the Boers and used their
Vickers-Maxim freely. An army
hospital was established in a cottage under the shelter ot a . large
kopje. The Boer shells came right
over the kopje and landed near the
hospital, which it was found necessary to evacuate.
Tlic Boer* Slowly Kctreul.
The Boers slowly retreated upon
Brandfort, taking their dead and
wounded with them. Meanwhile
the cavalry,including the Australian
horse and the Sidney lancers under
Captain Cox, brigaded with For
ter's brigade, the Carbineers, Scots
Greys and the Inniskillings received
a severe shell lire. The Boers had
evidently marked the range, as,
when the troops advanced, the enemy's fire was less accurate. The
Colonials displayed great coolness
under fire. Many horses were killed
in the cavalry's flank attack.
The Boers fled and all our troops
pushed forward and now hold an
excellent position upon the large
kopjes recently held   by the   Boers-
l'iii-mi-r» Fear Boer Vengeance.
The farmers are in the laager
fighting, leaving the women and
the children upon the farms, which
they are confident the English will
not touch. Many of these farmers
would surrender their arms, but for
the fear that the Johannesburg police would attack their farms in revenge for their so doing.
The Boers are known to hold
Brandfort in some strength, probably 5000. Reinforcements are afraid
to move direct to their support and
are content with holding their position, which is threatened by the
cavalry advance. The whole action
was rather insignificant. Many-
regiments received their baptism of
lire and showed splendid coolness.
We have now secured a fine natural ! cruisers Galatea and Australia, then
position facing the huge plain before , steamed out o( the harboi for !
Brandfort. Kingston.
Rudyard Kipling was present dur- I    Kingston,
How General Broadwood Tried to Save
the Guns.
ing the fight.
BOCM .Moved In New Ponlllon.
London,'March   31.— Even   the
details of the engagement yesterday
at Karee Station siding, a few miles
south of Brandfort, fail to instill
much interest here. It appears to
have been a one-sided affair, although the Boers stoutly held their
ground for about three hours,when,
foreseeing the danger of the British
cavalry enveloping their flanks, the
burghers withdrew on their main
body at Brandfort, which, according
to Lord Roberts, they seem to have
decided later to relinquish, with the
view doubtless of occupying a pie-
pared position further north. There
will probably be a general shifting
of camps on the part of the British,
Ireland,    April   3.— |
Queen   Victoria  arrived   here at   2
ti.lTl\l>      itui   inn imii.'I
Two British Officers >'. 11 m siiil'i-rliiux
After Escape from Pretoria.
London, April   3.—The   dispatch
from Lorenzo Marques  dated yes-
terday, announcing the arrival ,
there o( Captain Haldane, of the '
Gordon Highlanders, and Lieut.
L? Mesurier, of the Dublin Fusiliers, who made their escape from
Pretoria, is followed today by further details o( their perilous adventures after getting over the
railings and reaching the street.
"The moon was full," continues
the narrative, "and our untimely
appearance attracted  the attention
"^ London, April 3.—The war office
has posted a dispatch from Lord
Roberts reading as follows:
Bloemfontein, April 2, 30 p. m.—
In continuation of my telegram o(
March 31, there has been considerable delay in getting accurate returns oi the casualties, as the action
took place 22 miles hence. The
telegraph cable has been interrupted several times, cloudy weather
has interfered with signalling aud
although there has been no engagement since, the force is continually
in touch with the enemy.
"There were many acts of conspicuous gallantry displayed during
the day. "Q" battery remained
in action under a cross-fire at 1300
yards for some hours, the officers
serving the guns as the casualties
reduced the detachments. Several
gallant attempts were made to bring
in two guns, the teams of which had
been killed but at each attempt the
horses were shot down. The
Essex, Minister, Shropshire and
Northumberland mounted infantry
and Roberts' horse covered the retirement of the guns from that position to the crossing of the drift
found by the cavalry two miles
further south, and withstood the
determined attack of the enemy,
who, in some cases, advanced within a hundred yards.
"U battery of the Royal horse
artillery was suddenly surrounded
in the dritt, and the officers and men
were all made prisoners without a
shot being fired. But Major Taylor
and a sergeant major succeeded
in escaping in the confusion. Five
guns were captured at the same
lime.     Further details   tomorrow."
The Guns (Vol ite-capturcd.
Lord Roberts despatch seems to
finally dispose of the earlier report
of the recovery oi the guns, and the
fact that the Boers remain in
occupation of the waterworks is
taken as an indication that they intend to make a stand sufficiently
long to cover the withdrawal of the
guns and wagons to a place of
safety, although the absence of definite information regarding the I is woman more cheerfully accorded
movements of Gen. French's cavalry 1 equal rights with man and at the
makes it difficult   to   estimate   their | *ame time looked uptoin reverential
respect and deference by all classes
of men, than in the primitive mining
camp.     Socially   these   places   are
cording to the reports of wounded
who have arrived here, fighting occurred all along the line. The federal troops had positions on the
side and top of the mountain, while
the British positions were-on the
opposite side of the hill. The British charged repeatedly, but were
repulsed. The latest reports say
that the federals were holding their
own, but the final result of the
fighting is not known here. The
federal loss was nine killed and
Reports from Brandfort received
later state that 2000 federals attacked 3000 British successfully,but
that 13,000 British reinforcements
arrived and the federals were compelled to letire. The federal loss,
according to these reports, was
Tbe  Com or War.
The lesson of the present war,
that stands out so conspicuous, that
all the nations of the world must
learn it, is that the cost of a campaign is enormous. War is a luxury
in which only the very rich nations
may indulge. There are big
guns is use today, that, every
time they are discharged, waste
the value of a one-hundred acre
farm in Ontario. Such guns, more
often than not, are fired to no purpose whatever, and war, as it is
now, is so expensive that colossal
sums of money would be squandered in any struggle between two
first-class   powers.—Toronto  Star.
the minim; camp.
Prom Ellen Mar»h'» Prize Editorial In
the Spokesman - He view.
To the effete easterner the first
surpiise is the people he encounters
—no place in America is more
thoroughly cosmopolitan than the
bona fide booming mining camp.
It has people with pasts, people
with brains, people with grit—all
prospectively building brown stone
fronts in the not far distant future.
The town teems with energy, hotels
crowded, lodging houses run on the
8-hour shift plan, if the camp is
humming, saloons reaping fortunes,
all night pleasure resorts—for the
miner lives for today; every kind of
stote doing rushing bus-ness; everything hopeful, happy, busy. Women
working side by side with men, in
business, in the professions, even at
times, in prospecting; and   nowhere
Light Blue Captures University Boat
Race Easily.
the   new   position   being made   the
-      ..   ., , _»-_   ,.,„,,,   of the police, but    we   managed   to
base of a   further   advance as   soon
as the railroad shall have been cap
clear the   town   and  to   strike   the
Delagoa Bay railroad.    We followed the railroad,   hiding   by   day   in
I ditches.    Many narrow escapes we
Lord Roberts today   reported   to I have   had   from   the   Botr   patrols,
the war office   that he had   received I |„    one    instance,   we   were   com-
All   Well ul Mal'ekllix.
Bloemfontein,    March   30.
attack upon the Boers holding the
kopjes near the Karee Siding station, a few miles south of Brandt-
fort, was made by Tucker's seventh
division with the co-operation ol
French's cavalry. The attacking
troops included a large force of
Australians. Colonel Knight, with
400 New South Wales mounted infantry included in Legallais' brigade, attacked the right Hank.
A long line of kopjes was held by
the Hoers and there was severe
fighting all along the line of attack,
The approach was very steep, like
a fortress, and the troops were unable to make headway until the infantry made an attack on the front.
news from Col. Baden-Powell at
Mafeking up to March to, when the
general health of the garrison and
its spirits were good. The food
was holding out well and the paper
currency which the British commander had issued was satisfactory.
The locally made gun, ammunition
and searchlights were good.
Driving the Btiranors 10 War.
From Cape Town k is reported
that President Steyn has gone to
Pretoria, after issuing an order that
all British burghers refusing to join
the Boer army shall be shot. The
stories of refugees, however, are
notoriously unreliable. The news
from elsewhere is meagre, though
the last reports from Natal indicate
the speedy clashing o( the opposing
RUSSIA   GETS   what   sin:   asks.
Corea   Makes    the  Concessions  Mie
Demanded al Mnxanyho,
Yokohama, April 2. It is reported that the government of Corea has granted the Russian demands for ground within the settlement of Mazanpho.
A   viceroy   for the  Dominion of
South Africa is said to have been
already selected ill the person of
Lord Reay, who has Dutch blood
in his veins and speaks Dutch.
pelted to take the river and swim
some distance, after having alarmed a patrol, which was searching
for us along the bank. We spent
a miserable night in a clump oi
"The morning sun brought life
to our chilled bodies, but we found
our small supplies oi meat, lozenges and chocolate had been spoiled
by water, with the exception ol one
tin o( army emergency rations.
When night came on, we left the
railway track, it being too risky,
and wandered far to the southward,
only striking the railway again at
Elands river near daybreak. We
were so tired that we were obliged
to rest at the first available cover,
which proved to be in the centre o\'
a Boer farm. Again we had a
narrow escape from discovery by
farm hands, but we got away Safely
at night fall, riding a short distance.
All the following day we lay in an
antbear hole under the broiling
iii hi:..- mill Tin 1 n it...- ,1 Wrecked.
A bridge on the Spokane Falls &
Northern railway near Springdale
collapsed   Mond iv    morning and J|
freight cars fell through, as the
northbound train was passing over.
One brakeman was slightly injured,
The cars took lire and everything about them was destroyed,
including   a   carload   ol   whiskey.
chances of recapture.
A Noble s«-ri he Captured.
A despatch from Maseru, Basuto-
land, dated Monday, April 2, says
the earl of Rosslin, who is acting as
war correspondent for the Daily-
Mail in South Atrica, and who left
their April 1 on his way to Taban-
cliu, has probably fallen into the
hands of the Boer.s.
11... 1» sun Hold Poaluooa
Boshman Kop, Monday, April 2.
—The Boers are still occupying the
waterworks which the British shelled yesterday afternoon, the Boers
1 npin 1 n 1:. 1. inii.in in Command,
New York, April 3. Speculation
i> rife in this city and also in Washington, according to a dispatch
Irom that city, as to   whether   it   is
distinctly democratic and a kindlier
fellow feeling is fostered in this
atn osphere than in larger and more
conventional localities.
Polvganiist Roberts has got
some of his fellow-polygamists into
trouble. The charge that open po-
lygamists had been appointed to
office in Utah by President McKin-
ley led to investigation, which has
culminated in the removal of Postmaster Graham, of Provo.
The South African loyalists are
answering the resolutions of the
Dutch   traitors,    asking   that    the
Putney, Eng., March 31.—The
fifty-seventh annual boat race between crews representing the universities of Oxford and Cambridge
was rowed today, over the usual
course from Putney to Mortlake,
and was won by Cambridge.
The two boats took up their positions at 1:50 p, m. and started at
1:58. Cambridge promptly took
the lead. At Walden's, about one
mile from the start, Cambridge was
two lengths ahead Passing Crab-
tree, Cambridge was 14 seconds
ahead, and off the Saccharine works
the light blues were leading by six
lengths. At Hammersmith bridge,
less than one mile and three-quarters from the start, the lead of Cambridge had been reduced to five
But the light blues maintained
this lead. At the lead mills they
were rowing 35 to Oxford's 34. At
the Doves, one mile and seven-
eighths from the start, the lead of
Cambridge had been reduced to
four lengths. But at Chiswick
Church, about two miles and three
quarters from the start, the race
had developed into nothing more
than a procession. As the Cambridge boat passed Thorneycroft's,
nearing the three mile post,the light
blues led by ten lengths by a score
of 31 to 25, with one dead heat.
Oxford then began to show signs
of distress and at the Devonshire
meadows, over three miles from the
start, 11 lengths separated the
boats. At Barnes' bridge, about
three and a half miles from the
starting place, Cambridge was 40
lengths ahead. The light blues
then eased off and won by about 20
lengths ahead. The Oxford crew
was greatly distressed at the finish.
The race was favored by magnificent weather. The bright sunshine
attracted immense crowds, which
from an early hour congregated
along the course, on steamers, in
boats, on the bridges and the build-
ngs overlooking the scene. Every
point of vantage was crowded, in
spite of the general belief that it
would be a one-sided contest.
Oxford won the toss and chose
the Sutrey station. The crews embarked at 1:3c
Cambridge finished very fresh
and paddled past the stand boat at
Mortlake the easiest of winners.
Oxford, however, came in for a full
share of cheering. The official time
was 18 minutes 47 seconds.
true that Captain   Call    Reiehman,    Boer republics be not extinguished,
an American officer, was command-   with other resolutions   urging their
ing the Boers who captured the
British convoy Saturday, and also
whether the officer is Captain Carl
Reiehman, the United States military attache sent tO the Transvaal
on January 5, list. The latter proposition is deemed extremely improbable.
It Captain Reiehman should join
in the lighting without first resigning from Ihe United State army,
he would be liable to court martial
on his return, An officer would be
dismissed from the service in disgrace, if he joined the Boers, while
still holding a commission under
the United States.
Boar Account ol PIrIiI hi IHdltolkopi
Pretoria, Manh  31.   There has
been heavy lighting between Brand-
foil and Bloemfontein. The Wak-
kerstroom and Emmelo commandos
attacked j,oon British and drove
them   back with heavy    loss.     Ac-
extinction. Kimberly has spoken
in that strain and its sufferings give
it a right to be heard.
Cambridge won last year, but
was defeated in the nine preceding
years. The balance is still in favor
of Oxford.
The haste with which the Free
Staters expressed their determination to turn against their former allies might create the impression
that the) were training to become
members of the British Columbia
legislature. - Nelson Economist.
A London Times dispatch from
Aliwal North says: "Mr. Devvet,
member for Wodehouse, who sat
at Krijgsraad at the trial of Cape
Policeman Marais, made prisoner
at Dordrecht, and ordered his dispatch to Bloemfontein, has been arrested. Marais recently escaped
and relumed to the colony yesterday.     He   had   the   satisfaction   of
conducting Dewet to Aliwal jail."
That was poetic justice meted out
to a traitor.
Appropriation*  Exbaunted, Only  the
l.i'Mlslniiir. Call Provide Puuda.
New Westminster Columbian.
The situation is just this serious:
That vouchers for payment for contracts performed during the current
year are being returned unpaid
from Victoria, on the ground that
the appropriations have run out—
and there are still nearly four
months of the current year to run.
It was bad enough, on account of
DO estimates having been passed at
the late session, to look forward to
the appropriations running out with
the end of the current fiscal year,
00 June 30, and a new legislature
in all probability—the way things
are going—not being elected early
enough to meet and put through
the necessary estimates for the ensuing year.
But an even more serious matter is the fact, showns by the returns of unpaid vouchers for contracts performed, that considerable supplementaries for the current
year were required. These not
having been provided for, either,
the necessity for a speedy termination of the present crisis become the
more pressing.
Artistic Job Printing of every de-
SCription at this ollice. rfhIV ■
■      11 m mi r^.-ii-V'fc
Good Results Prom General Prosperity
of Canada,
Montreal, April 4.—The annual
meeting of shareholders of the C. P.
R. was held today. The report was
adopted and the old^ boand reelected unanimously.
In moving the adoption of the report, President Shaughnessy said it
was gratifying to be able to congratulate the shareholders on the
excellent results of operation during
the year and the prospects of continued prosperity. The improvement in the revenue was largely due
to the growth of traffic in every section of the Dominion. Government
reports indicate that in Manitoba
and the Northwest there will be
under crop this season about half a
million acres in excess of 1899.
The rate per ton mile for the
carriage of freight had been still
further reduced. In view of the remoteness of eastern markets from
some sections of the system, the
policy of the directors has been to
reduce-rates in order to encourage
- the ma*imum development of the
codnlry for the purpose of securing
increased revenue from the growth
of tonnage rather than the maintenance of high rates. Long distance
haul traffic, because of the situation
of the railway and the economy of
working, was an important factor
in the successful carrying out of
this policy.
Apart from some short lines required to serve growing communities
in Manitoba and the Northwest
territories, the directors do not at
present contemplate construction involving an important expenditure of
The present earnings of the Man-
iroba & Northwestern and the
Great Northwestern Central railways, to be released, were already
sufficient to pay interest ,)t> the liability involved and contributed
traffic to the main line which will
be permanently secured.
A gratifying feature of the company's affairs is the fact that during
the past year there has been an addition of 150 per cent to the list
of shareholders on record in Canada, and the number is still increasing. The return to a basis of five
per cent dividends is an assurance
of the conviction of the directors
that, in the absence of unforeseen
commercial disaster, no lower
standard will be necessary.
The annual meeting of the board
of directors was held at noon today, Sir William Van Home, chairman, presiding. The annual report having been taken as read, Mr.
Shaughnessy, president, moved its
adoption, following which the president in a brief speech referred to
the general prosperity of the system, the low rates prevailing, and
how it was proposed to overcome
their effect by building larger locomotives, cars, etc., the extension
of the company's system in the
west, etc., and other matters pertaining to the welfare of the road.
A resolution was passed authorizing the expenditure of $3,266,489
upon the maintenance of the system; also providing for the election
of the chairman of the board of directors, who should not hold office
as president.
A resolution of condolence, expressing sympathy with the family
of the late Sir George Kirkpatrick,
a colleague, was also passed.
•Furthermore, a series of by-laws
was authorized, having relation
chiefly to routine, and which provided that the annual meeting shall be
held for the future upon the first
Wednesday in October.
At a subsequent meeting of the
directors, Sir William Van Home
was appointed chairman of the
board, Mr. Shaughnessy, president,
and Mr- McNicoIl second vice-president and general manager.
sponsible for another serious British
reverse in South Africa. The Boers
are up to their old game of lying
in ambush and Britith officers have
co-operated with them by their
carelessness. It is inconceivable
that the disaster to Col. Broad-
wood's force could have happened,
if the country to be traversed had
been properly scouted. It is small
comfort that the pluck and coolness
of the troops prevented it from
being worse, but at least it is some
It is apparent that the pacification of the Free State is only superficial and that information of the
movements of the British must
have been carried to the Boer leaders by some of the inhabitants who
had outwardly submitted to Lord
Roberts. The British will Yave to
watch not only the foe who is in Organized force before them, but also
the foe who lurks on all sides in
pretended friendship, always ready
to carry information to the Boer
It is not likely that this last reverse will have any permanent results, though it may delay Roberts'
northward advance. He is in such
overwhelming force, with such a
large body of cavalry under such
able lieutenants that he should have
no difficulty in retrieving this disaster and clearing the country around
Bloemfontein of hostile forces as a
preliminary to the march on the
main objective point, Pretoria. But
he will find the Canadian cowboys
handy to prevent a repetition of such
Generals French and Colville Return
to Bloemfontein.
Over-confidence and consequent
neglect of the precautions which
should have by this time been
learned by mauyjsharp lessons is re-
Fra>k Oliver Telia or tbe  Growth of
Oregon's Great Camp.
Frank H. Oliver has returned
from a trip to Sumpter, Ore., where
he found everything booming, with
six dividend paying mines in operation. "The population is about 35-
00 and is growing rapidly, with
building in progress in every direction," said Mr. Oliver. "The three
main streets are being planked until the town can afford to buy permanent pavements. Gen. Warren
is working the Diadem mine and
has a shaft down 68 feet, trom which
a general sample, taken the day before I left, assayed $360. A great
advantage is that all the lodes show
increased value with depth. A
small pyritic smelter with a capacity
of 35 tons a day is being erected by
some St. Louis people and several
more stamp mills will be installed
this spring."
Attempted Aaalnatlun at  Hrtinnrlii,   on
tbe Way to « openhagen.
Brussels, April 4.—As the train
was leavir.g the Northern station for
the Southern railroad station, an in-
individual fired a revolver at the
Prince of Wales, but missed His
Royal Highness.
London, April 4.—The Prince
and Princess of Wales started for
Copenhagen this morning for the
purpose of attending the celebration
of King Christian's birthday which
occurs April 8.
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Canadian Hold Fields  8 7
Cariboo [CainpMcKinney] K0 60
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Deer Trail No. 2  lOtf 9
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Dundee  16 11
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Giant  .< 2
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IrouMask  35 23
Iron Colt  9
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Jim Blaine  17tf \\\i
Jumbo  2(5
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Knob Hill  06 55
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Monte Christo  4% 3
Montreal Gold Fields  7 i%
Morrwon  8K 'M
Mountain Lion  91
Noble Fivt   h\i
Northern Belle  2
Novelty  3 X%
Okanogan  2% 2
Old Ironsides  HO
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Peoria Mines  2
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London, April 4.—Gen. Colville
and Gen. French have given up the
movement agamst the Boers east of
Bloemfontein and have rejoined the
main army. It doubtless seemed to
Lord Roberts a vain thing to send
fromjiooootoi20oo of his best troops
into the wilderness with a field
transport, in the direction of a right
angle with his chosen line of advance. The Boers have probably
moved elsewhere and, if to the
south-west, Gen. Colville could as
easily strike them from Bloemfontein as by following them up across
the plains.
These inferences still leave the
situation bewildering for the time
being. The enormously superior
British forces appear inactive in
every part of the war field, waiting
probably for the accumulation of
material for a swift advance on the
Transvaal frontier. The London
military commentators, and the
public also to some extent, are irritated and confused by the situation.
Prlemer Schreinor Mobbed.
Details have been received of the
scenes on Green Market square,
Capetown, Tuesday, when Premier
Schreiner encountered an English
demonstration, show that the premier, fearing personal violence, sought
refuge in a* restaurant. He was
hooted and tried to reach the parliament house protected by police.
The people shouted "traitor," but
he succeeded in reaching the house.
Lord Roberts did not meet his
wife at Capetown. She will proceed to Bloemfotitein.
Modder  River Uridine Finished.
The permanent bridge at the
Modder River station has been finished. The first train passed over
it Tuesday.
The British garrison at Spring-
fontein was roused at midnight Monday by the information that the
Boers in force were about to make
an attack, but not a burgher appeared.
Troops Return to Bloemfontein.
Bloemfontein, April 2.—General
Colville's division and French's cavalry have returned here. Everything is quiet.
Webnter Davis, View*.
New York, April 4.—Interviewed
by the correspondent of the Herald,
ex-assistant secretary Webster
Davis said in part with reference
to his visit to Pretoria. "I viewed
the defenses of Pretoria and I consider them impregnable. The line
ot hills surrounding the town bristle with high power Krupp and
Creusot guns. Pretoria lies in a
basin surrounded by a ridge of rug-
How the Half-Crazy Boy Prepared to
Kill the Prince.
Brussels, April 5.—The attempted
assassination of the Prince of Wales
was the sole topic of conversation
on the streets and in the cafes and
theatres last evening. Everywhere
regret and deep indignation was
manifested, and satisfaction at the
failure of the criminal attempt was
universally expressed. It is stated
that, when the crowd rushed at
Sipido, he received a blow in the
J face from some one's fist, which
drew blood. One version of Sipido's
statement is that he declared that
he committed the act because he
was an anarchist and that he did
not allude to South Africa. It was
believed that the chamber of deputies and the senate would today
adopt resolutions expressing indignation and reprobation of the attempt upon the prince's life.
The Patriot says: "Investigation
proves premeditation. The interrogation of the prisoner lasted four
hours, and it showed that he was
instigated by an unknown person,
who persuaded him to buy a pistol
on Sunday in the old market for
three frances. Accompanied by
this person, he went on Tuesday to
a meeting in the Flemish theatre,
and then to the Maison du Peuple,
where they had drinks. Then they
went to a wine shop where Sipido
wrote a letter, saying he
had    obtained    employment.
He then went to the railway station and asked the hour of arrival
of the train. Later he entered a
neighboring cafe and loaded the
Conditions   Under   Which   Managers
Are Willing to Operate.
The manager of the War Eagle
and Le Roi mines have presented
to the executive committee of the
Rosstand miners union, the following conditions for the reopening of
the mines on the contract system:
"That the companies are prepared
to open up their mines under the
contract system to tln.ii full capacity,
as rapidly as cireum lances will
"The contract system, putting
it generally, provides that the contractors are to be paid for all the
work they do and the companies
pay for all the work done, at a price
agreed upon and determined by both
"The two simplest systems will
be adopted viz., (a) contract by
lineal foot of hole drilled and (b)
contract by lineal foot of completed
'in stopes, the  method  of hole
,,.„      ,,    ..    ' ° .   .   ,1 j measurement has been selected, be-
ged hills, affording most  admirable l , .
opportunities for   defense.    While Icause of  its   extreme  s>mPhcity~
there   I   learned  enough  to  know I contractors not   being   obliged  to
th'.t the city is one vast storehouse
ol" food stuffs and ammunition."
A Canadian Soldier Dead.
Ottawa, April 4.—The militia
department received a cable from
Bloemfontein this morning announcing the death from enteric fever
of Private H. Forest, of the sixty-
first battalion, Montigny and Lislet,
who went with the Quebec company
of the first contingent.
Why should not Canada make
the rails for the Cape to Cairo railroad? By the time Cecil Rhodes is
ready for them, the projected Canadian Steel company might be
grinding them out.
take any chances on the breaking
qualities of the ground, or the powder required, the cost of mucking or
loss of time from smoke.
"Blasting will be done, except
where otherwise arranged, between
the hours of 1 and 7 a. m., so that
the probability of loss of time will
be reduced to a minimum.
"As to having all development
contracts measured by the lineal
foot driven, instead of by the length
of holes drilled, it is understood that
most of this work will be let by the
lineal foot. It would not be satisfactory to contractors or the
companies to be confined to this
method of measuring (he quantity
of work done.    The method select-
A Paper Folder, a Washington Hand Press,
a Cylinder Press.
Also the "Trail Creek News" and plant.
For particulars, address
ed for any contract will vary with
the mine, and the existing conditions, and is a matter of free arrangement with individual contractors.
"When through fault of the companies contractors find themselves
obliged to do work not properly included in their contract, the time
spent in doing such work, in excess
of one hour, will be paid for at the
standard scale of wages. When, by
special agreement, contractors
assume the chances of such occasional extra work, the price agreed
upon will be made to cover it.
"The companies will furnish all
explosives to contractors at cost
from distributing stations, or they
will furnish this material free of
charge when agreed upon between
them and the contractors in any
particular work.
"The companies will furnish all
machine drills, tools and implements
necessary for the work free of
charge to contractors, and no charge
will be made to contractors for drilling machines broken while at work.
"The companies will arrange, as
far as practicable to have all holes in
stopes blasted between the hours of
1 and 7 a. m., and they will also
endeavor to have all timbering done
when required so as not to interfere
with the work of drilling.
"Companies will furnish and pay
for the service of engineers and
pumpmen when such are   required.
"Mucking or barring down of
rock will be done by the contractors
or the companies, as may be agreed
upon at the time of making contract.
"It is expected that the price
agreed upon, based upon ordinary
working conditions, will cover all
delays which are inseparable from
and incident to mining work.
"It has been made clear that it
is the desire and intention of the
companies to afford the contractors
every facility for carrying out their
contracts to the end that all parties
concerned may be mutually benefited.
"The fact of an employe being a
member of the union will be no bar
to his employment, nor will the
companies place any obstacle in the
way of non-union men becoming
members of a union.
"The companies reserve to themselves the right to employ such men
as they see fit, whether they are
members of a union or not.
"It is the policy and intention of
the companies to treat their employes fairly and not4o discharge any
employe, whether he be a member
of a union or not, without just and
sufficient cause, it being cleaily understood that membership in a union will not constitute grounds for
"With respect to matters wherein the employes ot the comp any
may consider themselves aggrieved,
the companies will, at any reason-
onable time, receive a presentation
of the case, and consider the same
in a fair and impartial spirit and endeavor to remove the cause, when
any is found to exist.
"It is expected that the union
will at all times use its good offices
and exhaust all conciliatory methods, before permitting and strike or
stoppage of work. And further,
they will not seek to interfere with
the companies in employing or discharging employes, or interfere
with contractors."
The acceptance of the proposi-
sition is strongly urged by R. C.
Ciute, the Dominion labor commissioner, and Ralph Smith, M.P. P.,
in a letter to the union. They appeal to the men in favor of the settlement of the difficulty by reason
instead of force, in favor of mutual
confidence instead of distrust, and
they analyze the managers' proposition in detail, showing how every
objection to the contract system has
been met by concessions. They say
in conclusion:
"The result of these negotiations
is before you. We regard it as a
great advance to anything that has
hitherto tnken place, in restoring
and promoting that mutual trust
and confidence between employer
and employes which is so absolutely
essential to the best interests of
both parties, and without which no
permanent settlement can be obtained. In view of all the facts and
circumstances known to us, and believing these to be the best terms
that can possibly be obtained, we
strongly recommend its adoption by
the union."
Dublin Bubbles With Joy Over the
Queen's Arrival.
Dublin, April 5.—Queen Victoria
yesterday was received with an
enthusiasm exceeding that which
marked her recent appearance in
London, and which well nigh eclipsed the vaunted glories of the
jubilee. The lord lieutenant has
been taken at his word, and the
whole country has risen superior to
political prejudices. No single
circumstance marred the royal entry
into Ireland's capital. In fact, the
most optimistic loyalists expressed
themselves surprised at the warmth
of the greeting.
The extent of Dublin' orderliness
can be guaged from the fact that
the police made no arrests during
the entire day, and, although about
one million persons crowded the
narrow streets, only a couple of
accidents occurred. Until midnight
the crowds suiged through the
thoroughfares watching the illuminations. But by 1 a. m. Dublin
was as quiet as any country town.
Along the march from Kingstown to
the vice regal lodge stretched 7,000
troops, chiefly militia. These had
little to do and, instead of creating
the hostility that the military sometimes creates, they were at various
points the subjects of wholesale
kissing and hugging by the women,
who, after catching a glimr-.se of the
royal procession, could find no better way to express their enthusiasm
and excitement.
Nine-tenths of those in Dublin
yesterday had niver seen the queen
before, and they characteristically
expressed themselves upon her appearance as, "my, but she's grand."
When she passed, all bared their
heads. On every side it was admitted to be a great day for Ireland,
the loyalists saying under their
breath: "Pity it did not come sooner," and the nationalists partaking
sufficiently of the prevailing
enthusiasm to subordinate political
considerations, which officially and
by the queen's own declarations,
had no part in the greatest day in
the history of Ireland.
Why Portugal Allowed Rrltlah Troops
to Cross Her Territory.
London, April 4.—The question
of the transport of British troops
across Portuguese teritory from
Beira, Portuguese East Africa, to
Rhodesia, having being brought up
in the chamber of deputies, the
foreign minister, Senor Beira, mad*
the following statement.
"The transport of British soldiers
by railroad from Beira to Umtali
was requested by Great Britain and
consented to by Portugal, because
the British government thereby
only exercised a right recognized
in the treaties between the two
countries. The outbreak of war
has not abrogated these treaties,
which were concluded and signed
prior to the war by Portugal in
spirit of loyalty. I have informed
the Transvaal of this reason.
"Portugal has loyally adhered to
its duties and neutrality, and its
reasons have been communicated to
all interested parties. There could
occur no more solemn occasion than
the present to declare that the British cabinet has maintained with
Portugal relations of cordiality and
loyalty, for which there is reason
for congratulation, Please God
that these good relations shall always be maintained."
Argentina Wants Pern and lloll?la to
Make War on Her.
Lima, Peru, April 5. — Recent
dispatches from Chile say that considerable alarm exists in official circles there regarding the relations
between Peru, Bolivia and Chile,
and that it is believed Argentina is
urging on Peru and Bolivia to attack Chile.
Artistic Job Printing of every description at this office. ..'
Till, bfltt.L, sl.iK'AS, B, C., .Willi, li,
BtOCAN,      -      .       -       -      B.
Legal Ailvertislnz 10 cents a lino for
tlie first insertion and5 cents aline each
eulitiequeiit insertion. {
Commorcial Bates made known upon
The Subscription Is |2 per J^ear, st.-ict-
\y in advance i $2.00 a year if iiot no paid.
Address all letters to—
■ mm
The coming summer promises to
be lively in Slocan.
The Patriotic Fund cry is
Worked to a finish in business.
somewhat; marred by the rush always attending the birth of a journal,
to improve THE Diijm. just as fast as
business and our bank account will
permit. "We intend to publish a
strictly local and mining paper, and
drill a tunnel into tho ranks of capital so tar that no man, of wealth will
have an excuse for not investing in
the many prospects, still untouched
in all their virgin richness, around
this embryo city.
Reader, help us shove this paper
along until wo can all seo the limits
of prosperity glimmering upon the
shore of reality. With these remarks
we will now recede and give the great
ami lovable public an ample opportunity to rush fiirvvard and "dig up"
their money for subscriptions. Dig,
partner, dig. Nothing can bo run,
not even a newspaper, without the
grease  cf commerce, commonly and on the coast.
Tho 1st of July should be cele
brated In Slocan this year. Get a
Ineve on and we shall have it.
Canada needs a mint, but our politicians are too busy with South African affairs to pay any attention to it.
We do not like to drop the City
after Slocan, but have done so because the post office officials have
made it so.
" JolTn-Pinchbeek   has gone on n
trip to Liverpool, Eng.
Billy Call.-inan has extended his
trip from the coast to Iowa.
Dramatic troupes have been passing through the town almost daily of
There Is a growing demand for
good houses. The period ot shacks is
Easter week will bo celebrated by
a certain interesting event in this
Tho first picnic party of the sraaon
went up to Twelve Mile creek on
Fishing excursions are the order of
the day and some splendid catches
are reported.
Bob Cooper returned to town on
Friday after a three months' vacation
E, PfflS &
_. SLOCAN, B. C.
Dealers In Oroceries^Pro-
visions, Boots, Shoes,
and Clothing.
B. A. Bo.
popularly known as the mighty dol-
More than a year has flitted along
since "Windy" Young folded his roller desk and moved away, and Slocan
Is still alive.
New Denver cannot claim all the
mines on the lake any more. The
Drill will sec that every town gets
* proper deal.
.. The political situation in British
Columbia Is something like a Silver-
ton cocktail) a Utile of everything,
pretty well mixed.
Many persons from the States have
recently become subjects of Canada.
This is as It should be, and we hope
the good work will go on.
In order to encourage agricultural
pursuits around Slocan we will take
a limited amount of ranch products
for subscriptions until further notice.
Worli u» tlio Arlington.
Twenty-four men arc working at
the Arlington this week and the development of the property is proceed
Ing rapidly. There 13 no diminutioi,
In the size of the ore body, which
holds its own well as the drifts go into the hiil. Surface water is beginning to give sonio trouble. The bad
road now makes it difficult to handle
supplies to the mine. Boh Allen has
completed his contract ol hauling the
ore to the upper end of the wagon
road, but AYorden Bros, have several
hundred sacks yet to come to town.
So soon as the snow goes, the. man-
agemert will continue the wagon
road to the mine, a distance of about
two miles.	
rule Jubilee Singer*.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers were
greeted with a fine audier.ee last
night In the Music Hall.. Their singing was a rare treat, fully hearing
ont the good reports given of them.
One of their most taking selections
was Kipling's Absent-Minded Beggar,
which was vocifcronslv applauded.
Encores were repeatedly demanded
and graciously answered. Many
came from Silv'erton and New Den
ver to hear the Singers the second
Aftorf.i.- Lily H.
II. MacMasters, a Colorado mining
man stopping ot New Denver, came,
down Wednesday, accompanied by
C. Hallcr and Not Tucker. They
went  up yesterday to inspect   the
One swallow docs  not   make
epring, nor does one issue of a \
make its proprietor rich.    Roll «iu-: , ,.- .        ■    ■   ,      „ „, ,   ■ ,,T
*    ' | Arlington, however, the snow being
i too soft to permit of them going any
caBh in the front door,
watch this paper grow
fat ads.
partner, and
rotund with
lapcrj Lilv B group in the Arlington basin.
I the They coul(l on,y £(,t as far as the
We do not like the name Slocan for
this town. It would bloom equally
well under any other cognomen.
Suppose It was called by any of these
names, what would be the difference?
Mulvcyville, Lakcton, Sloansburg,
Teeter City, Neolville, or Batyville.
Later on when leisure moments
crowd us, wc will publish a story en
titled, f.'HoW George Henderson Lost
a Million, or tho Wreck of the Soft
Drink Factory." It is a tale of the
early tlayi of Nelson and full of ex- \
plosive situations and very startling
ABOUT  Tins   rAl'Kll.
Although there aro too many papers on earth already, we have undertaken to push another out on the
sua of Journalism and watch it rock to
and fro on the waves of public opinion. The time is opportune. Three
years ago this town had a boom and
two papers. The light of the boom
and the papei-B wasted away to the
fine point of nothing and became extinct. Now steady development of
mining properties around the town
has infused new life into the burg,
made cold and still by the relapse
that always comes from building a
town before the payroll. We have
watched the career of Slocan since
Sammv Whtttakersold boozerino and
duck dinners in the only building on
the townsitc, and Tom Mulvey raised
mealy spuds on his ranch. Those
were the days when nature reigned
almost supreme, and the wild fowl
roosted in the trees where now stands
th) nucleus of what may yet he one
of the busiest places in all this wonderful country. We have started this
paper to help on the work of progress
now so evident, and incidentally,
after a while to make a few shekels.
Tiik Drii,i,commences its life with
0 large share of local ads and enthusiasm. We trust that as time goes on
neither will recede to a knife-blade
scam. If they do, anothci
will dot the journalistic cemetery
If they do not, this paper will grow
In rotundity and literary flavor until
no local sheet in the province will be
Rble to even up with its higher levels.
Wc Intend from a modest beginning,
Appended is a complete list of the var
ious records registered at the local registry otlive, It. L\ Christie being mining
Mar 7—Sun Kcraper, 2 n f Lemon, F F
24—Maurice Erwln, Cedar creek, D C
30—Gem, Lemon creek, P \V George.
Mar 0—Hands*, Black Prince fr. 13—
Kokoino, Howard Fraction. Deadwood,
Bland, Tiger, finer fr. 10—Mountain
Con. 23— BlacK Trince. 'ill-Little 15o-
nunza.   27—Lindahl.
(■l-aiTIIHATK OK N.\TlSr.\(T10X.
Mar 13—Howard Fraction, Tiger/Tiger
Fraction, Bland, Deadwood.
Mar 18—Tiger Fraction, Bland No 2,
| Deadwood, Tiger No 7.
10—Sundown Fraction.
Mar 15—E Law ion to A Brlndle.
Leattte to D
Thus. Sloan expects to go east in a
short time in connection with his
baby walker.
Skejesk', one cf the pioneer mcr
chants of tliis town, is running »
store at Crcston.
W. Beaton, of the Nelson Miner,
conic up Wednesday on important
milling business.
E. M. Shiipeis endeavoring to find
a suitable location for a fctore in the
Boundary country.
The Somers Family gave an entertainment Friday night to 33 people.
It was a rank show.
The Oddfellows have secured a
fine property opposite The Drill
office and will fix it up lor a lodge
A subscription list is on view in the
post office In aid of the Indian famine
fund. Upwards of $C0 has been subscribed.
Billy Leo, an old-timer here, came
in Tuesday from the Duncan country,
where he' had  been  spending the j
Miss Funk, who had been visiting
friends here for the past month, returned to her homo In Sanion last
Trainmaster Hamilton, of Nelson,
and W. Miller, of Vancouver, two
well known C.P.ll. officials, were here
The C.P IL arc plotting considerable of their land grant in the. Slocan
river valley Into 20 acre lots for
ranching purposes.
Percy Dickenson will not rctnrn ; Slocan,
here tor o while yet, word having
been received   that   he   is ill cf la
grippe in New York.
The C.P.K.reportso large increase
in tonnage from this town during
February and March over the corresponding months of last year.
Slocan citizens to the last man will
join in making Sllvorton'scolebrntlon
a success. They have promised to
reciprocate on Dominion day.
E. W. Ham has the honor of being
the first citizen to subscribe for The j
DJULU    May the lake never run dry j
and his milk business nourish.
The crew of the Slocan brought a
new pet down with them on Satur-
day evening. It wasa-wild eat which ;
had. been captured at Rosebcry.
The mail from Sandmi no longer
arrives on the noon boat. The expense. Incurred was loo great, so it
now conies with the regular mail.
1). S. MoVannol  received the cmi
tract on Wednesday fur the erection ;
of a neat cottage on the corner of | Sole
Fletcher and Arthur streets, for Mrs,
Fred  Wright and  wife, nee Miss
Riddel I, arrived last week from Nil
son and are now domiciled In one of
J. I. Smiu-™,
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOGAN, - - It. C.
Trio Bvill,
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited. '
The Slocan
Leave Your Order With
A. 13 a. v id,
For a Nice Spring Suit.       Perfect  Fit  Guaranteed.      Wc use oily Al.
Trimmings and the Finish Is First Class.
Throe Doors South of Postoflico.
3D. ID. IRotoeirtsoxi,  1^
Dealer in
Furniture, Carpets,
Linoleums, Etc., Etc.
d Bast of Eyefjilii Always M h
Furniture manufactured
and General Jobbing
attended to with promptitude.
B.   C.
is prepared to
receive Patients.
Dli. BKNTLKY, Slocan, B. OL
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rales.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at the
Mines,   Real Estate,
ance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles
n is lied.
B. C.
Victoria, Hotel,
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the ITarket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
Wc keep Pure Drags, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Orders receive prompt
sarcful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, B. ('.
Dealer in HcCiary's
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Countr
Headquarters for Mining Men. The Bar
richly stocked and the Dining Room Ai.
B.   C.
Mar2—Liberty fr, w U
T Davliflnd Annie llorton.
California, Nevada, Silver Dollar and
Octobor, l> each, F Anderson to K (.Juil-
7-C P H and Silver Tip, W S Clark
to .1 Godfrey Clark.
8-C P It, E.imo to M L Nicholson.
12—Atbo, P Clark to .1 Smith.
Two friends |, N slomi to MrsT Sloan
school.  Bia-oiif.
Following is the standing of the pupils
in ihe various divisions ol Ihe Public
School for tie" month of March:
.iFA'ioa division.--Class V- A. Dull,
K. Shook enual; K. Robertson. Class
IV—Kittle Foley, l»ttie York, Florence
Bull.   Class III, senior—Alma Hoss, A.
Raly, li.   York.    Class   111,  jinror-H.
Wlchtnan, Nettie Ball, 1). Shook.
Ji'Nion JiiViHiox.—dan 11, ficnior—(I.
CI 11 SB
Tutt-her. CIiish II,Junior*-Fannie Rob-
ertson, Mabel Hull, W. Itnty. (hiss I—
Mary Bimilh, Florence l-'olov, Annie
ltae. Primer 11—II. Hull, H. Roil, M.
La veil, l'rime-r I—A. Heck, O.Ttpplna,
\v. Smiih. Tablet elan—utile Hue, L.
Kol y, Frank Blmlih.
the new mansion! on Main street,
On April 20 the Oddfellows will
hold their animal ehnreh parade, to
the Presbyterian ehnreh. Rev. C.F.
Yates, New Denver, will be the
Another had nind slide occurred at
Sandon Wednesday niorniiifr, covering up the C.P. R. track, but hurting
no one. Traffic wa.s considerably
Clean up your backyards and attend to your sanitary arrangements,
This promises to be (I hot season, so
tak<- due safeguards for your neighbor's health.
The. two story house being erected
by Miss Marv Fletcher, alongside the
Royal riotel, Is almost ready for the
painters, [tl? one ol the best residences in town.
Tom Waring, \Y. Qoorgo and Joe
; Bean returned  from a three days'
Ashing excursion to Evans creek on
j Wednesday. Tiny brought back 401
speckled beauties.
Citizens should take more pride In
tin-ir residences;   Tho use of paint
I and tho erection of tenecs should be
I universally adopted, to the. great ini-
: provement of ihe town.
W. Brandon is fixing up a number
I of the buildings at Brandon Into very
| neat and attractive residences, There
'iave been numerous cnonirles for
; Large Stock of Tinware &
Granitewarc on hand.
Hotel Slocan
The ton-mileage system has been
put into effect on this di\ islon of the
C.P.R. ill the handling of freight., .   ,, •.   ,
By this system it is known to a eei.t.;lcsu,r"ecs ,n that P°rtton ol •,loca"'
_..avej each ddy lha nctttal cost of running I    After several months of quietude
?L„     the road. ! and silent reflection, the brass band
m, ,.     ,        „,        Is again showing life and is liable to
Thoro are more bicycles In Slooan break forth Into harmony at unv
than in any other town in thei cftinp, urae.  The organization s'hould be
I  s tho only place where there is enc0urngod aiid assisted, as abend
room enough lor the front wheel to
urn without the hack one Infringing
on Its rights. ' JW!11.„,|,
encouraged and assisted,
is a gri at factor in a town's progress. I
A good cornet player as leader Is
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Mi ant Personal I'unnnt of Jeff Bali
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for tht
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
you are dry, weary or hungf
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Jnsl Oped a Larp H it New
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street, - • Slocan,


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