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H, 1., No. 3.
SLOGAN,   U.   C,   Al'lill,   20,   1000.
$2.00 PER ANNUM.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Ant Powder,
Jessops' Steel,
Coal Oil,
Outta Percha Fuse,
Stoves and Tinware,
fliners' Supplies.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,      -      -      U,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
A. YORK
THE EXCHANGE OROUP
\ prophrtx that mas aciiikvkd
consii>i<:i:ami.i:  not<>i;ii:tv.
Passed Through Vsrtous Bxporlences—
Hum Doon RastsketlTtvlop Thowsunds
or Dollar* Bpent ii Development—T6
in; Crown Orsntetl.
Harvey Eire, Win. E. Bole and
their partners will make application
shortly tor a crown grant on t]ie Exchange, Dayton creek. This property
has achieved considerable notoriety
in the cainp, owing to the connection
therewith of such high-up dignitaries
of Sir Charles Tupperand Sir Mackenzie Bowjll, who,with others, were
Interested in a company known as
the 11. C. Guldfielils Limited. They
stocked tlie property and sold shares
therein.
About three years or so ago Sir
Charles and his confreres obtained
the Exchange from W. E. Bole audi
wedding presents wore numerous and
valuable, testifying to the esteem in
which the young couple were held.
The bride had been governess in the
family of Mr, Shook fur the past two
years and was a prominent member
of the Presbyterian ehnreh; while
the groom is tne engineer at the
Lemon creek mill. .Mr. and Mrs.
Thompson left on the noon train for
Nelson to spend their honeymoon,
followed by the good wishes of all.
They will reside at Lemon creek sid-
ing.
ANOTIIKlt   VINE   NT1      HE.
Tin- Blao]
iIimiiv Group Has Elghtefeu
Indus Of Ore.
Another important strike of ore has
just been made in the camp, this time
on the Black Hussar group. The
property is situated between the. fork
ot Camoronlan creek and the first
north fork of Lemon, and consists of
the Twin Sister No. 1 and No. •_>,
Black Hussar and (Jueen dftho Hill.
icing owned by Frank 1'rovost and
meeting of delegates from the teams
interested will be held in Sandon
next week and we desire to see Slocan represented. Hoping you can
itnd room for this communication and
thanking you in advance for tho
same.
Yours for Football,
A SlLVKIiTOXIAX.
Silverton, April 12.
[The- above epistle arriyed too late
for publication last week.—Ed.]
KTKIKK   ON    THUS    I1KLT,.
Good Showing of ore Onoovsred on the
Beputltto Group.
Situated on the Springer slope of
the Twelve Mile divide and not more
than four miles from town is the Re-
public group, one of the oldest and
most promising properties in this vi-
einlty. It consists ol four claims and
is owned by Dave, Sutherland and T.
OUR «©RE   SHIPMENTS
SUBSTANTIAL   BHOWIKG    MADI2   HV
THIS    DIVISION.
Steady InoroSSe to lio Noted 111 Ton iiiijcr
—Twenty Toim Were S«nt Out During
Week-Wo Lead the Entire Lake
Country.
'* nne carload of ore figures -upon
the i.sr of shipntu la from thii* division
tills - i .,;,• having been sent out by
the Arlington. It and the Enterprise
have an equal standing, of 300 tons
each. No ore has come down from
the Enterprise of late, owing to the
demoralized state of tho Ton Mile
wagon road, but it is expected shipments will lie resumed next week.
The Arlington slate is cleaned up for
the present, as the management will
await the completion of the Springer
creek road before sending down mure
;V.on.t.J:!!ul.c,!.ry' !i.!!~.0"*.,v?AD..w^
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
There are two claims in the group, j on tbo vein, with satisfactory results.
Exchange No. :s and .silver Plato. hAuothor 30 feet of drifting to the east
Dining-.lie winter Fife and partnerstand a cr fecui will ngnin bo run to
had a small force of men engaged tho hanging wall, The owners pur-
doing sufficient work on the Kx'.,s-. doing considerable more work
change for a crown grunt, A new on tho group. Whero cut the vein
survey was made and everything Is has a depth ol 60 feet  and thevare
in shape for the application.
gaining  foot for  foot  on the drift.
The result of their work was cniiu J Last fall several parties were deslr
ently satisluctory. Thoy found thai ons ot obtaining tho property and a
cacti of the shafts had a little oro in deal will he made so soon as tho snow
sight, but no crosscut of tho vein, goes off,   Itaddiff.was interested In
which is about IS feet wide, had been the big Noonday min i the Galena
made,  and they demonstrated that| Farm and li s been   pretty  lucky
Wher.
to Purcha
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
I It Is not the usual order of things I ir
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and  Camp fkKinney, B. C prospectors to locato a developed
:;«**»  ^ ! mine, with good buildings and sh >w
I lugs, as was the cuse with tho Us
change.    I  I  not over  live   mileS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
distant from town and it will  ho a! pose, tupping the Btrcom two miles
j source, of strength to Slocan's onward
his partners and proceeded to develop j Jackson Kadcliff
it. They s|»ent upwards of $1U,U0J] These claims attracted great atten
building trails, orcctlr.g largo bunkVjtlon a year ago, becauso of the i>iyr
houses, etc. They sank three shafts [surface showings. The vein is 20
on the vein, two of which were 70 feet wide and muny havo termed It h
feet deep eaeh.and the third 100 feet, porphyry dyke with occurrences of
These went down on the hanging ore. It would appear, however, that
wall, and no crosscuts were made to it, is .-i lime formation, running almost
the footwall. A littlu ore was eiicoun* due east and west,and carrying more
tered all the way.  A tunnel was also] or  less ore  throughout.   Clean ore
driven in on tho vein ;>0 feci, but
stopped at a break, where the oro
they had been carrying pinched out
Several open cuts were made in addition.
Two years ago the group ran out
and was restaked in Tupper's name,
lie held It for a year, got It surveyed
and made application for a crown
grant, but failed to record the iinccs-
sary work and again it lapsed to
the crown. Foi fcy days after Harvey
Kite restaked the group, continuing to call it die Exchange. Sir
Charles then dropped his crown grant
proceedings. Nothing has been
heard from him during the past year
appears in stringers frequently, while
largo bould rs of tho same were taken from the Burfaco cropplngs. Last
fall the owners opened tne vein by a
series of cuts and drove about 50 feet
of a crosscut tunnel. The hanging
wall was pierced, and showed two
Inches of clean oro and three feet of
mixed mineral.
Some wee
through the property and has been
opened up In n number of places.
Mineral showed In the cropplngs and
high assays have been obtained from
time to time.
\Vor!< has been going on on the
Bell, one of the group, for some weeks
past, a new point On the ledge heing
opened up. Last week Sutherland
came to town and repotted a healthy
strike of mineral in the. breast of the
new drift, with every indication of
Increasing In size and being continuous. The drift was in 80 feet and had
in view a paystreak of 18 inches of
mixed ore, the galena in the main
being free from quartz and close
grained, giving hi^ii values. Specimens exhibited in town have excited
much  favorable   comment.    Some
sag-) three men resumed 18pccks of ore were encountered at the
operJuioMon ihe property, driving surface, Increasing in pockets osdls-
Uhead on the crosscut. A few days ' Mnce was gained The drift Will be
since the footwall was tapped and 18 continued for some distance, ihe
Inches ol clean ore and carbonates owners feel mightily pleased andthny
w.-i. tho reward. All across tho vein j will make, a nunc out ot the Republic
concentrating ore was met with. group. __
Drifts have been started both ways| stooAW, yociik all right rat i
piny a lone hand for a- while, but its
exports will be substantial.
Following Is a list ot the shipments
this year to date:
.mini:.                       week.
TOTAL.
Arlington     2(1
1500
806
00
20
mo
MINKS   AND   MINIMI.
Three men arc employed
Rainbow.
on
the
the best and largest bodies of ore
were on the footwall. They continued sinking on the 100-foot Bbatt and
ran a crosscut, but had to stop on
account of water. Then they went
to the tunnel and started driving
ahead,with the proverbial good luck.
Just two rounds (I holes pa-- -d
through the slip and broko into lino
ore, The drift was continued 18 foot,
with ft showing of two foot of mixed
ore in the breast. This Is verv high
grade and can be easily sorted dow n
for shipment. Ore is showing all over
the property,and the new owners are
greatly tickled with their holding.
down hen
All "Hl'.'lll   SiTI l<-..«,
Services will bo held in St. Paul's
church, Arthur street, on Sunday
morning, April I'l'th, at ll o'clock,
Rev, C. If, Yates officiating. This
service will take the f rm nf the
usual Easter service, tho Easter
hymns and chant* bpirig'uSed, and
the Holy Communion hdmlnlstered.
There will be no evening service.
Staked h xv:iiri' Right.
Durillj,
too woo
company staked a \
the Enterprise
ulutiblo water]
right on Ten Mile creok.   They i
llob
Printing
Neatly Executed
at
he Ori 11 Off i
progress.
Boolul Solution Clll'l.
Tuesday evening's Bcsslon of tho
Social 8c.enco Club proved most entertaining to the large audience
present. The subject, Duties oi n
Voter, was pretty we'd threshed oul
hy I number I orators. Tiie mo.-t ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
pleasing discourse was given by a | interests of the worklngmcn ol the
visi or from Australia, who detailed
: he advances made in si oiali il Ic legislation in the Antipodes. Mis address was very instructive, Nexl
Tuesday the discussion will turn on
the Ihdiesof Gfovomment and Government Ownership,
east nf the minound thence fluiulng
It to tho property. This is the Initial
move to extensive Improvement! to
bo effected at the  Enterprise this
summer.
Una - Hooting.
A gchoral mass meeting is called
for tonight, at 8o'clock, In tho Music
Hall.    The meeting is called In the
Liuurnli Organlro.
Monday evening the Liberals of the
town met In their committee room,
Main street, and i irfccted an or
zatlon for
Slocan, for the purposu of adopting a
platform and furthering the Idea of
bringing out a labor representative.
A. E, Teeter Is chairman of the committee.
riliil 11A i. i.   LEAGUE,
EDITOH Dkm.I,:
Sir.    As you are doubtless aware,
the Silverton Football Club litis inau
gurated a movement which. If car
ll"': rieil out by tin; various teams iu tho
participation in tho pro- di9tHot wli] ,,,„,,„ |n tho tormation
vlncial elections. Pho officers elected . , „ , ,, ,
werci President, I >. S. McVannelii of a blocan football league
vice,-J. U. MoCalium; sec.-treu,, W,
SLOCAN,
B. C.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ nvit;i
tintis to j an in the formation ol such
:i league lui\ a boen lent to the various teams, and Kuslo and Sandon
have agreed to the prop isal. As yol
Slocan ha ■ ii ' beon heard from, al*
igh twice re |ucsti tj by om secretary to let US know if (hoy would bo
In i lie running this yen-. We do n >\
wish i i organ zc ii iguo leaving
-■ ican out, remembering the splondid
games put up by your team Insl
year. Could yoil n , through tl u
columns of 1'iii Dhiu4 work up an
Interest in the - sh mo in • Hoc in
1 k:o'<e:        A '.'''i"diil'-    '   in .ill!'-
elenco of J. C. Shook', in the presence arranged for Slocan < e I hrntion
of a low Intimate friends, and was which would not hu the least; hum'
performed by liov, Mr. McKee,   Tlmlcsihijj i i'viil on i  tir 11    i   nine.   A
J. Andrews; executive committee, I).
1). Robertson, J. M. McGregor, A. E,
Teeter, and .) Craig,   The meeting
was well   attended, enthusiastic and
harmonious,
VI milling DulU,
A high degree of llltorosl to I i\\ n
people ccntrod around the marriage,
on Wednesday morning, ol Mi-- K
Hell to John Thei doro Thornp m.
The ceremony took jilnco at ; lie real-
We'vo waited long with hope deferred
For brighter days to show
A semblance of the good old times
We had some years ago.
We've waited long, and now at last
Reward we're bound to jiet.
For prospects now nn* hright'ning,
And Blocan, you're all right yet!
Then* have been momenta in tho pa't,
When often w.' have thought
That tilings wore not just coming on
In qilitO the way they ought.
We Were not fully Satisfied
With what   success we'd in 't,
But better times are coming
And Blocan, you're all rtglit yet!
We've mines III working order now,
Producing shipping on-,
That warrants well th i brisker times
We've long been waiting for.
The Black Prince and Ihe Arlington
And Knt o prise will let
Tbe outside world yet understand
.slocan is all ri.bt yet I
And many another mine there is
Thul reorui lo promise well.
Tail what the bills now bold In store
TIlO vears alone can toll.
Wo cannot nun the leaf of life
Thai iJ before its set,
Bat w • can venture foi to say :
Slocan is all i ight yet!
We've ,\ railroad to the summit
Ail constructed—in our mind—
And the running locomotives now
Are all we have to 1 j ml.
Then there'll be a lively mining cam])
\round these parts, you but I
Bu'just now, and in the meantime,
Slocan, you're all right yet!
You've BOOH your lowest ebb, Slocan,
You've had you;' ups and downs;
You've bad your little drawbacks,
,1 list the same as other towns,
Bllf things are picking up again,
.-•o why need W0 regret ;
Tho PttSt lies all behind you,
And Slocan, you're all right yet!
H. T. Andi:i;son.
Lemon Creel;.
•Ii)'.;   MAIITIS'S   OPINION,
The appended letter Is sell explan-
a: iry and will bo of universal interest, throughout the district at the
present junctuic:
.1. A. Foley, Esq.,
Slocan, B. C.
Sir,- Yours of the 7t.li Inst, to bund.
Mr. Kurtz, collector oi votes tit Kuslo,
has written mo fully with regard to
the UOO appeals and I have advised
him as to the law. It is not at all
necessary thai the persons appealed
against should appear personally at
the court of revision. It would, of
course, bo advisable to have some
lawyer there to represent tho right
of electors, but the onus is entirely
up in the objector to prove thai the
name up in the li-t should be struck
off, Unless ho can give char cvl*
di uco that tho party whose namo is
Upon tho li-t Is hoi entitled to have it
there, it Is the duly ol the collector to
n tain It,
I have  the honor to he, sir, your
In   [i ni ■ i fvant,
.1 i : i"l M M'l'lN,
Premier.
Vietorut, U.C , April II, MOO.
The Arlington put on several new-
men this week.
Work is to be commenced Shortly
on the Oregon City, Ten Mile.
All the bins at the Enterprise are
pretty well blocked with ore.
Two carloads of ore from the Bos-fen
were handled this week on the Slocan.
The concentrates from the Wake-
lield are being sent to the Trail sine)-
ter.
.T he snow- has gone off rapidly dnr-
ing the week and prospecting is getting easy.
The recent, strike on the Iron Horse
continues to develop in a most cheering manner.
There are 45 men working at tl>e
Enterprise and they are breaking
down lots of ore.
Several thousand feet of heavy
planking has been going up to the
Arlington of late.
The Lemon creek trail above the
first north fork is in bad shape-, owing to mud slides.
Two carloads of concentrates were
! aboard the Slocan on Tuesday, from
the Wakefield mill.
The Enterprise people will develop
the rich new chute uncoveredon tbo
upper portion of the group.
The Arlington Mines. Ltd., have
opened offices in Nelson; but it is not
the Springer creek property.
The Chapleau was floated to Paris
financiers by .1. M. Williams for L'75-
000 and registered In London.
The Violet, which is under bond to
the Miller people for HO WX). is developing iu a splendid manner,
No more work will be done on the
Black Prince for the present, as the
owners anticipate making a deal for
a large amount.
(icoi'src Gormley's interest in the
Black Prince was not sold at Nelson
on Monday, the mutter having been
llxed up beforehand.
Light or ton men are employed in
making repairs to the Ton Mile wagon rood. There, were some bad
breaks iu it this spring.
Work on the Enterprise is being
confined principally to the No. 'il
drift, where StOplng Is iactively goiug
on.    There is lots of ore in sight.
Niehol Bros, went out Tuesday with
nn outfit to commence work on tbo
Noble Four group, situated below
Lemon  siding.    It   is   a   promising
property.
Charley McNlcholl sent a complete.
outfit and three men np to the. Royal
group, Dayton creek, Wednesday
morning, where they will do considerable work. The property is situated opposite the Exchange,
Pntrtotla Concert.
As next Friday nearer draws, the
interest in the proposed patriotic concert is increasing rapidly, and the
success of the all'air is assured.
Among the neighboring mines the
men tiro talking up the entertain mem
and will add their quota tothejene-
|ml fund, The programme will bo
really ;r'«>d and everyone will :rei the
worth ol his money. Judge Harrison
Is to be chairman on tho i ccnslon.
1 Tho committee anticipates raising
close to $100 for the Canadian I'-iir.'-
otic Fund. ■
READY TO MOVE
Activity of the Boers Renders Early
Movement Wise.
London, April 17.—At last Gen.
Roberts seems to be on the eve of
making his main advance towards
Pretoria. Unless all the usually
reliable sources of information are
at fault, the British army will in a
few days march northward. After
the many reports that have purported to tell of this movement, there
is naturally, even in the best informed quarters, considerable hesitancy in definitely settling upon the
day, but it is now thought Lord
Roberts is likely to leave Bloemfontein at the end of this week, or the
beginning of next.
The long weary wait in the Free
State capital has apparently effected a much needed rest, though it is
possible that Lord Roberts would
still further have delayed his advance, had not the Boer activity-
forced him to put his forces into
such a position that today, unless
they quickly proceed northward,
the strategic advantage will be lost.
The advance will be made with 75,-
000 men, it is thought.
Bough on Buller and Warren
London, April 17.—The war office tonight publishes in the Gazette
a dispatch from Lord Roberts,
dated February 13, submitting Gen.
Buller's dispatches describing the
Spion kop and other operations
from January 17 to January 24.
Lord Roberts deals severely with
General Warren and some others.
Even General Buller does not escape. Lord Roberts complains that
the plan of operations is not clearly
described in the dispatches. After
stating General Buller's intentions,
as communicated to Sir Charles
Warren, who commanded the
whole force, Lord Roberts points
out that Sir Charles Warren seems
to have concluded, after consultation with his officers, that the
flanking movement ordered by
General Buller was impracticcble
and therefore so changed the plan
ot advance as to necessitate the
capture and retention of Spion kop.
Belief Approaching Wepener.
Maseru, Basutoland, April 1O.—
The Boers for two days have been
displaying great activity along the
Reddersburg and Rouxville roads.
Their scouts report that the British
are advancing on these places to the
relief of Wepener, and the burghers
consequently are divided whether
to remain or to retire. A majority
of them desire to abandon the investment of Wepener, fearing to be
cut off, while the minority, led by
Commandant Olivier, are reluctant
to move as long as there is a chance
to capture Colonel Dalgetty's garrison,
Scouts have just reported rifle
firing in the direction of Thabanchu.
Another fiuiuilliin Dead.
Ottawa, April 17.—A cable was
received this morning from Lieut.
Col. Otter announcing the death of
Private W. J. Adams of the Seventh fusiliers, of London, Ont. Adams was wounded on Feb 18.
THE DRIFT OF EVENTS.
How fast events are tending towards the realization of what was
once considered the visionary dream
of imperial federation is plain to
one who watches developments in
connection with the South African
war. The ready giving of aid by
the colonies to the mother country
met with its response in the compliments bestowed on the colonial
troops by Lord Roberts before his
departure from England; in the
confidence he showed in the Canadians by placing them at the post of
danger and of honor at Paardeburg;
in the praises showered upon them
both by him and by the whole empire for the manner in which they
aaquitted themselves on that occasion; in the granting of commissions in the imperial army lo 114
Australian officers and to a  number
of Canadians. All these evidences
of appreciation are in strong contrast to the contempt with which
officers in the imperial army have
been accustomed to treat colonial
troops.
At the same time, the imperial
government is considering measures
to put the idea of federation in
practical and permanent shape.
Mr. Chamberlain has gone so far as
to propose giving the colonies seats
in the imperial council when it is
considering matters of imperial
concern, and Lord Salisbury is said
to have such a scheme under seri-
ious consideration. The Liberal
leaders, with few exceptions, have
expressed themselves as in hearty
sympathy with this movement.J|The
New Zealand government has already assumed its right to a voice
in the South African settlement by
entering a protest against the continuance of Boer independence.
Such an act on the part of a colony
a few years ago would have been
regarded as the highest presumption, but it has passed without objection.
One has only to look back 20
years to realize the vast change of
sentiment which has come about on
this subject. Twenty years ago
this ' month the British Liberals
had been returned to office by an
overwhelming majority after an
oratorical campaign in which Lord
Beaconsfield had been condemned
by Mr. Gladstone for |every step
taken to maintain the interests ot
the empire abroad. The Liberal
leader condemned the steps taken
to check the Russians at the gates
of Constantinople; to prevent Afghanistan from being made subservient to Russian designs on India; to ensure the security of the
route^to India by the acquisition of
the Suez canal and the island of
Cyprus; to protect the settlers in
Natal by the destruc''~«n of the Zulu
power, and to secure peace
and British supremacy in
South Africa by the annexation of the Transvaal republic. The
government of India and [the protection of the colonies were represented by the Liberal leaders to be
such a burden that it was a matter
for serious consideration whether
those countries should not be turned loose to shift for themselves.
The Little Englanders were then in
control and the imperialists were
scoffed at as jingoes.
Now Herbert Gladstone, the son
of the greatest of these Little Englanders, and Lord Roseberry are
vicing with their political opponents
in their earnest advocacy of imperial unity and federation. The few
opponents of the war are being
driven from parliament by their indignant constituents and the shilly
shally sentimentalists who cry
"Stop the \var" cannot get a patient hearing.
Federation is in the air, and it
will come, not by the cut and dried
methods 01 a constitutional convention, which crystallizes national as-
pir ations with pen, ink and paper,
but by that spontaneous mutual attraction and community of purpose
which constantly adapt the means
to the e id in the light of the emergencies of the hour until a good,
working plan is perfected. There
are many difficult problems to solve,
but they will be solved, because all
the parties interested aredetermintd
to find a solution.
11111:111*1 in POLITICK.
Nlinw    Admit*    He     linve      I *.-< hl.l
Thompson Jlimn nt Him lion.
Toronto, April 17.—A t the inves
ligation by Judge McDougall into
the charges that the Toronto fire
brigade is organized as a species
of civic Tammany, ex-Mayor Shaw
yesterday deposed that he gave
deputy chief, now chief, Thompson,
$300 in the mayoralty election of
|8(>(), when he (Shaw) defeated McDonald and McMurrich. This
money was intended to cover
Shaw's expenses in two of the civic-
wards.
THgERCE QFWAR
Fight ^
Between Japan and
Russia in Korea.
MADE BLUNDERS
Failure of Buller and Warren the Sole
Topic of Discussion.
Yokohama, March 31, via San
Francisco, April 18.—If the quick
and steady dispatch of telegrams
from Korea means aught of a
really serious nature, the inference
is that Japan and Russia are on the
verge of war. Outwardly, however,
there js absolute calm, and the tone
of the press is but slightly bellicose.
Japan, with her great fleet, would
make short work of Russia's naval
force and command the situation for
the time at least, with all the advantages which an added prestige
would confer.
IN MICMOHY OF THE BRAVK.
Canadian Soldiers Beeoinnicnd Monument to Fallen Comrades.
Toronto, April 17.—The Globe
correspondent with the first Canadian contingent at Bloemfontein,
under date of April 16, cables as
follows:
!'There is a very strong feeling
among the Canadian troops here in
favor of some action by the Dominion government looking to the erection of a monument to the memory
of those from the Dominion who
have fallen in battle.
It Cannot Please Them Both.
Toronto, Ont., April 17.—The
Ontario government is in a dilemma
to know in which county, North or
South Oxford, to place the boys'
reformatory school, now located at.
Pentanguishene, which it contemplates moving. Both members for
the above counties are Liberals and
are both determined to have the
new buildings located in thei respective constituencies.
riKOI THE SOLDIER*' WIVES.
Bouquet   lor   the   ((ui-eii   A    Visit   to
Donu) brook.
Dublin, April 17.—After her morning drive, Queen Victoria received
in audience the daughter of Ser-
geant-Major Hartigan, now at Co-
lenso, Natal, who presented her
majesty with a bouquet from the
wives and widows of the non-commissioned officers and men of the
Irish regiments in South Africa.
The Queen's afternoon drive included Donnybrook.
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London, April 18.—The publication of Loid Robert;' dispatch, describing tbe Spion Kop and other
operations from January 17 to January 24, is severely criticised by
Spencer Wilkinson in the Morning
Post today. He chaiacterizes it as
ill-advised. "The efe *f of it on tbe
army in Natal," he. says, "must be
positively demoralizing,un!ess great
changes are made in the commands,
changes which, if necessary, should
have been made without any preliminary public ventilation of mistakes and censure. Since the publication of Lord Roberts' dispatch, the position of Sir Redvers
Buller is untenable, and his resignation or recall is a matter of course.
But the government cannot be credited with arranging the matter with
consideration or generosity. There
was no need to trumpet these things
to the world. The dispatches might
have slept in the archives for the use
of future historians, and General
Buller's recall might have been arranged with diplomacy and dtli-
cacy.
"General Buller was appointed
by the government, and by the government he should have been recalled without exposure. Can it be
that the government shrinks from
taking the responsibility and seeks
to shelter itself behind Lord Roberts
and behind the expression of public
opinion which the dispatches are
sure to occasion? If that be the
case, the government is certainly
not setting an example to its generals in the field. The government
is in supreme command and ought
to assert its authority without first
appealing to the man in the street."
Commenting on the same subject, the Times says: '.Lord Roberts' severe condemnation is justified only too clearly by the official
narratives of what took place. The
story is painful, but it is well for
the nation and for the army that it
should be told clearly, without concealment or exaggeration. It is
not the least of the great services
Gen. Roberts is now rendering tbe
country, that he exposes with judicial impartiality and wise, wholesome severity, errors and omissions
in high quarters which have cost
us so very much."
Tin-)- All  Roilsl  Buller
London, April 18.—Lord Roberts' criticism of General Buller,
General Warren and Colonel Thor-
nycroft continues to be the chief
topic of interest. All the afternoon
papers comment at length on the
strictures of the commander-in-
charge in South Africa, taking the
same lines as the morning papers,
praising Lord Roberts for bis frankness and speculating upon what the
publication of the dispatches at the
present moment portends. Some
of them maintain that there is nothing left for General Buller but to resign. In referring to General Buller's report, the St. James Gazette
is particularly scathing. The Globe
declares that a "more pitiable record of indecision in plan and confusion in execution we have seldom
read," and adds that what little
reputation General Buller has left
has been scattered to tbe winds.
Itlstiirlied Hie Treiieli   IMicuers.
Practically no developments have
been reported so far in today's
South African cables. A dispatch
from Warrcnton, dated Tuesday,
April 17, says:
"Finding the Boers busy making
A IIuIImiiiiI III   MilinliM l'«   I ..mil.
Constantinople, April 18.—The
Servia, the organ of the palace, 111-
nounces an imperial decision to
construct a telegraph and railway
from Damascus' to Mecca.
TO NEWSPAPER MEN!
FOR SALE.
A Paper Folder, a Washington Hand Press,
a Cylinder Press.
Also the "Trail Creek News" and plant.
For particular!, addreu
WILLIAM K. BSLINQ, ROMlOtld.
new trenches, we exploded a few
lyddite shells, following these up
with the Maxims. The ambulance
was afterwards observed on the
spot."
From Wepener there is nothing
later than Lord Roberts' message of
yesterday, and presumably neither
side has gained any particular advantage at any point in the theatre
of war since the last official dispatches were received.
■low tin. HluuderOccuered.
London, April 18,—General
Warren sets forth the fact that the
Spion Kop operations had not entered into his original plans, as his
instructions were to occupy a plain
north of it. On consultation with
the commander in chief on January
21, however, when the question of
of retiring from or attacking Spion
Kop was discussed, Warren expressed his preference for attacking. This was successfully accomplished by General Woodgate.
Then came the order of the commander in chief to put Thornycroft
in command of the summit. In the
meantime, Warren had sent General Coke up to reinforce him, with
orders to assume command. ' 1-
effectual efforts were made to holograph Thornycroft, and ask it i.e
had assumed command. Toward',
sunset, he was finally enab'.d to
get orders through and conduced
the position could be held the ne\t
day, if guns could be provided and
shelter obtained. Both those conditions were about to be fulfilled,
when, "in the absence of Coke,
whom 1 had ordered to come a.id
report in person on the situation,
the evacuation took place, under
orders given on his own responsibility by Thornycroft. This occurred
in the face of the vigorous protests
of Coke's brigade major andothers."
In the conclusion General Warren said: "It is a matter for the
commander in chief to decide
whether there will be any investigation into the question of the
unauthorized   evacuation of Spion
Kop."
Boers at Wepener In a Plight.
Maseru, April 17.—Col. Dalgetty's casualties since he has been
besieged at Wepener have been 20
killed and 100 wounded. The iJoer
losses are reported to have been
considerably heavier. After the
night attack on April 12 the dead
were left on the field, where they
still lie unburied.
There is a conflict of opinion
among the Boer leaders. Some
want to (attack again, while
others refuse to do so. Desultory
cannon firing and sniping continues.
The Caledon is rising, which
alarms the Boers, who are now on
both sides of the river, and might
be cut off if the stream was to become tlooded. Five Boer guns are
believed to be disabled.
Iloer Appeal to Afrikanders.
Capetown, April 17.—The Boer
governments are circulating the
following manifesto to the Afrikanders in southeast Cape Colony:
"We feel that our fate and the
fate of the whole of Afrikander is at
stake and we appeal to you to stand
and fight shoulder to shoulder with
us. You cannot, you may not, allow the tyrant to extinguish forever our finest traits of character as
a nation. With you on our side,
the issue cannot be doubtful. We
must conquer. God grant that
love for your country and your liberty and the noble virtues of men
truly free may induce you to join us
in the hour of our  supreme   strug-
■lope Boisterous  Weather Continues.
London, April 18.—The Bloemfontein correspondent of the Daily
Telegraph, in a dispatch dated
Wednesday, says:
"It is hoped that the boisterous
weather now prevailing may delay
the Boers and afford us an opportunity of capturing a number of
raiding bands, as only a few drifts
are passable." ,
Will Adhere to Neutral Pulley.
Berlin, April 18.—A high official
of the German foreign office, in the
course of a denial of a number of
sensational statements that have
appeared in print here, said today
to a correspondent of the Associated
Press: "Germany sees no reason
why the Boer special mission should
come to Berlin, as in .ill the circumstances, Germany will'adhere to her
policy of neutrality and non-interference."
ALIVE WITH WORK
The Whole Slope of Red Mountain a
Scene of Activity.
The bulk of the work on the War
Eagle and Centre Star mines is still
connected with the installation of
the new machinery, for only three
mining contracts have been let in
the War Eagle and one in the Centre Star.
But the whole slope of Red mountain from the Centre Star to the
War Eagle shaft is alive with workmen. On the Centre Star ground,
the foundations for thehoistare being
laid, the building and gallows frame
are in course of completion and will
be finished by the time the machinery is installed. Grading is in progress for a timber framing building,
which will be an annex to the main
hoist house. Plans are being prepared tor its equipment with a timber framing machine and all the
saws necessary for the purpose. It
is estimated that in four w»eks this
new plant will be ready to take out
ore.
The building and foundations for
the 40-drill compressor are ready
and a tower 40 feet high is being
erected to cool tbe circulating water
for the condenser. This will serve
to economize water during the dry
season.
The eight-inch steam pipe which
extends 1000 feet up the mountain
from the boilers on the Centre Star
ground to the War Eagle hoist has
heen enclosed in a wooden box,four
feet square. This is being filled in
with fine sifted coal cinders to prevent the radiation of heat and is
protected from water by a drain underneath.
The new engine room of the War
Eagle is being fitted for the new
hoist. The electric compressor is
being overhauled and some changes
are being made to put it in good
shape.
Plans are being prepared for a
crushing and sorting plant for each
mine, and these will be installed
and in operation during the summer.
CANNOT <JO TO llll.l AS T
The O.ut-1-11 Kctfr.U Her   Inability   l»
Kudure the Journey.
Belfast, April 18.—At a meeting
of the corporation yesterday, the
lord mayor read a letter from
Queen Victoria expressing her
heartfelt thanks for the invitation
to visit Belfast, and her great regret at being compelled to abandon
the idea of making any journey
during her stay in Ireland, on the
ground that the risks of fatigue
would counteract the benefits derived from change ami ret, which
her majesty finds necessary for
her health.
The Kxpedlllou lo Kuniassls.
Accra, British Gold Coast Colony,
April 17. —The relieving force,
which started recently for Kumassie
in consequence of the tribal uprising
in Ashanti, is probably well on its
way toward its destination, but it is
reported that the Ashantis will attack the governor before it  arrives.
Four Italians Burned to Death,
Newcastle, Pa., April 17.—A
large tenement house occupied by
Italian and negro families near
Rock Point was destroyed by fire
last night. David Abiattc, an old
man, and his three young nephews,
Joseph, Pas telle and Erw'm Abiattc,
were burned to death.
The M111I1 IsOirto Kurope.
Teheran, April 17.—The shah
started from here yesterday on his
way to Europe.
Iliilniiili ■■lutein- iu I'ernlit.
Teheran, April 17. — An outbreak
of bubonic plague is reported in the
Jayan Rood district, near the Turk-
he frontier. Since the disease ap-
pcarcd, three weeks ago, 10
deaths have occurred.
Adventures Of Shipwrecked t'rett'
Victoria, April iH. -The sleiimci
Clayoquot broke her shaft oil H"
west coast and was abandoned.
The crew, after a hard time in the
woods, found a sloop, with which
they searched the coast and di"-
covered the steamer in a sinking
condition, and towed her to L'culct
n time to save her.
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E CLOSING IN
British Forces Will Corner the Assailants of Wepener.
jylon, April 13.—The only de-
■fjknt   reported  up to 2 p.  m.
in   the cable dispatches re-
eived here from South Africa  was
t heavy  bombardment   of    the
Wtish trenches  at Warrenton  on.
April 13, which resulted in no dam-
?»«»•, the  Boers   apparently getting
Kthe impression that  the Brit-
iitated an attack.
Gen.   Sir Frederick Car-
nvKwti,   accompanied   by  detach-
I of   Bushmen  and     Scotch
•COUtt, sailed today from Capetown
rince Adolphus of Teck has re-
**4 to Bloemfontein after a short
?ttU to Capetown.
fffOm Boer sources it is learned
that Gen. Botha has returned from
the lighting lines and reports that
the British have removed their camp
to the direction of Elandslaagte. As
the British camp has been situated
«t that place for some time, the sig-
uificanc of Gen. Botha's statement
ll OOt quite clear.
The reassuring reportsi from
Bloemfontein published in this
morning's papers have done much
to.lfttore   confidence in   London.
the correspondents seem agreed
tLord Roberts knows what he
it about.
The critics of the afternoon papers ^eagerly speculate on the possibilities of the .Boer commandos at
Wepener being cut off. This seems
quite possible, as the force from
BIOMnfontein is advancing by way
of Dewets Dorp, Gen. Chermside is
naaring the objective with the third
division by way of Reddersburg,
and Gen. Brabant's force is moving
from Aliwal North by way of Roux-
vltlo and Bushman kop, while across
the border a strong force oi Basutos
•re closely watching events.
In the meanwhile, Gen. Rundell's
division is concentrating at Spring-
fontein, Lord Mcthuen's force is
trying to get to Hoopstadt, and it is
believed that Gen. Hunter's division
will   strengthen  tbe   British   left at
Fourteen Streams.
The   weakening of  Gen. Buller's
CorCe   by   tbe   withdrawal   of  the
En and Irish brigades, now
r Gen. Hunter, is attributed to
the fact that the general commanding in Natal has decided that tbe
forcing of the passes by his troops
is impracticable, and that he will
merely attempt to maintain the
status quo until Lord Roberts'
main advance shall open bis road
brough Laing's Nek.
jjlBeyond the mysterious Capetown
nt regarding the early expects,*
of good news about Mafeking,
ere is no further information at
nd in connection with that be-
Iguered  town,   which  now must
I in great straits.
 .—
■Wrong   both times.
The cocksure military cities of the
London papers are now revising
their opinions in the light of facts.
A few weeks ago, when Roberts
entered Bloemfontoin, they said the
War was virtually over and talked
gaily of the advance to Pretoria as
though   it  would  be  a   triumphal
f (cession. Now they arc ready
turn and condemn Roberts lor
letting the enemy break through to
his rear.
They were wrong in the first in-
Stsnce and are only half right now.
Roberts used up his transport and
Wore out his horses in his advance
to Kimberly, Paardeberg and
Bloemfontein. He had to stop and
•Wait equine re-inforecments, bring
Up supplies, repair the railroads
and put matters in such shape that,
wRen be once resumed the advance,
he could keep going as rapidly as
he advanced from the northern
froi.tier of Cape Colony to Bloemfontein. Even were all these preliminaries completed, he could not
aafely advance until (iataerc, Clements and Brabant'bad cleared from
his rear the Boer forces which they
lad dislodged from Stormborg.
)ordrccht and Culesberg and driven
icross. the  Orange river.    It was
assumed, when Olivier retreated
with these forces, that they would
remain in one body and might be
caught between two British armies.
When it was learned that Olivier
bad worked his way past Bloemfontein towards tbe main Boer
army, it was again assumed that
he had taken the whole force with
him. The fact now appears to be
that he scattered his army into
small raiding parties, designed to
worry the British line of communications, and only took a small force
as an escort to his convoy of provisions &c; or that he returned
southward on his raid.
The only serious mistake Roberts seems to have made is in~plac-
ing too great confidence in the new
born loyalty of those Free Staters
who have surrendered their arms
and taken the oath of allegiance.
He appears to have simply scattered in his rear a host of men who
will act as spies to the enemy,
guiding the'latter, posting them as
to the movements of the British
and treacherously leading the latter
into traps set ready for them The
Boers have been trekking for sixty
years to avoid British rule and
would not easily become loyal
subjects through the effect of an
oath. They know now that British victory means British rule for
all time and that the gate is closed
against further trekking to escape
it, for they are surrounded by
British territory on three sides and
can only flee into the narrow strip
of Portuguese territory on the remaining side. Thus Boerdom is at
bay and it will fight to the death,
Under such circumstances, it is
probable, sincerely as we may hope
otherwise, that no Boer can be
trusted to remain even neutral until
he is either dead or a prisoner.
PAIR OF THIEVES
Father and Son Captured for Robbing
Cabins on the Coast.
Victoria, April 16.—The provincial police have made an important
arrest today. Complaints have
come for some time from residents
ot the islands and along the coast
that cabins were being pilfered, and
suspicion settled on Bayless and
his father Edward, who live on
Cadboro bay, the former having
served a year at Nanaimo for stealing furs and traps a year and a half
-igo from Gabriola island. A search
of the cabin disclosed an immense
stock of stolen property, a lot of
which was identified.
The boy was arrested, but the
father hid in the woods till last night
when he attempted to escape to
San Juan island on the American
side. The police descried him far
out by the aid of "glasses and overhauled him before crossing to tbe
American waters. They will come
up for trial shortly.
UKSKIIAL !il.i:« TION IIS THE FALL
Sir Charles Is Confident That Conservative* Will Win
Montreal, April 16.—In an interview this morning, Sir Charles
Tupper, who is here on party business, declared that the general elections will most probably be held in
September or October. As to the
result, Sir Charles said he was
more than ever convinced that the
Conservatives will be returned by a
good working majority.
MISCELLANEOUS   NOTES.
The Boer order relating to furloughs betrays anxiety on the part
of some to suspend fighting while
they attend to their crops.
Some cheerful optimists thought
tbe Strathcona Horse would only
arrive at the Cape in time to join in
triumphal parades, but they will
find plenty to do in chasing the
Boer raiders out of the southern
Free State.
The arguments of those who
have attributed the relief of Ladysmith more to the diversion of Boer
forces in consequence of Roberts'
advance than to Buller's generalship receive strong support from the
savage criticism of an officer who
was with Buller. This involves no
reflection on the soldiers, who won
in many instances in spite of bad
generalship, but it means that their
bravery was often wasted at an
enormous sacrifice of lite.
At his own request Gen. Otis
lias been relieved of his command in
the Philippines. The worst criticism made on him is that be has
attempted to do too much himself
and underestimated bis task, but in
practically pacifying Luzon, he has
accomplished much in 15 months.
WOHK   ON   TIIK   I   X   L
A Lower Tuuiit'l lo Be   Ituu   O K mill
Tin, He Leaned
Prfsident John S. Baker, of the
I. X. Li mine, is in Rossland from
TaCOina and speaks well of the condition of the mine.     He said:
"We are drifting east on the
ledge on No. 3 level, and are iu
about 70 feet anil have drifted 30
feet west, which brings us to the
end line. The ledge holds its
width and value, though there is
considerable variation in the value
on the several levels. We are
still shipping ore from the slope
above the No. 1 tunnel, The average ot the ore we have shipped
is over $40 and it  would average
$2s, without sorting.
"We are just about closing arrangements to run a tunnel through
the Midnight ground, which would
give US fully 150 feet more depth,
or us much as we gained by all the
three upper levels combined. We
are also negotiating with Mr. lilyd-
den lor a least of the 0, K. mill
with a view to milling the ore."
Artistic Job Printing of every description al this office.
THE: M.W  HOIST ARHIVED.
The 4'eutre Star Mine at Itosslaud Is
Now Splendidly ICqulpped.
The new hoist for the Centre
Star mine, at Rossland, has arrived from Hooperstown, Ohio. It
|efl that place on March 30 and
) came through from Chicago by the
' C. P. R. in tbe fast time of nine
days. It will be immediately installed at the new main sh-ift,
where preparations have been made
for it. It has a capacity of hoisting
from a depth of about 1500 feet and
will greatly expedite the development of the mine.
The B. A. C. has received two
carloads of pipe and fittings ovtr
the Red Mountain road for tbe new-
system of power installation at the
Black Bear. Word has also been
received of the arrival at Spokane of"
three too-horse-power boilers built
by the Jenckes Machine company at
Sherbrooke, and they are expected
here today.
Work has been resumed on the
tramway from the Josie and No. 1,
which was suspended on account of
deep snow, and the ore bins for
those mines are also being completed. The two upper bins at the
mine terminals, one at each of the
mines named, will have 500 tons
capacity each. A double bin of
1000 tons capacity will be built at
the railroad terminal, one to load
Josie and the other No. 1 ore.
The sloping of ore in these mines
will begin when the 40-drill compressor ordered last September, but
not yet received, has been installed.
BEATS OFF BOERS
The trial of the three men who
tried to blackmail Munnik, the state
mining engineer of the Transvaal,
brought out the tact that attempts
will be made to blow up the mines
when the British invade the country. But that will only increase
the indemnity the Boers will have
to pay.
Hon. Hugh John Macdonald proposes to accept the Northern Pacific's oiler to sell its Manitoba lines
by buying them lor the province and
thus 10 make a beginning ol government ownership of railroads.
The   Ontario  government   is   BC-
j cused of having granted monopolies
iii   the, pulpwood   ol   great blocks
embracing    thousands     of     square
miles   ot   country   and   ol   trying
lo do il again.       The Globe   lefends
it, but tbe World calls it a fc, ub.
Brabant Defeats the Enemy at Wepener
and Captures Their Guns.
Capetown, April 16,—It is reported that Gen. Brabant has defeated tbe Boers at Wepener and
captured their arms.
British Losses at Wo truer.
Aliwal North, April 16.—It is officially reporttd that the British
losses at Wepener in four days
fighting were 18 men killed and
132 wounded.
FlghtlnK the Belief Colnmu.
Brandfort, April 13, via Lorenzo
Marques, April 16.—Fighting with
Brabant's Horse at Jammersberg
Drift continues. Commandant Pe-
tous Dewet is reported to have engaged the troops sent from Bloemfontein to Brabant's assistance.
There was also a brush with a
British column advancing towards
Bultfontein, but without decisive
results. All the foreign attache
are now here.
Will Advance with 80,000 Men.
New York, April 16.—Isaac N.
Ford cables from London as follows:
"Optimism is the note of the
meagre dispatches received from
the front during the last 24 hours.
The long halt is nearly ended and
preparations are making for an irresistible march northward. It is
intimated that General Roberts can
leave 20,000 men to guard the railway behind him and still have 80,-
000 men available for an advance to
the Vaal river.
No Grass for Boer Horses.
"One reason for the British confidence is the lack of pasturage on
the veldt, which will deprive the
Boers of the use of their wiry,
hardy ponies. General Roberts' inaction has brought nature into the
field as an ally against the Boers.
The high veldt leading toward the
Transvaal will be without grass
after a few hard frosts during the
next fortnight, and as President
Kruger's warriors will not have any
orderly system for the transportation of forage, their raiding operations will be tendered more difficult
as the southern winter sets in.""
Conflicting New* from Wepener.
London, April 16.—2:10 p. m.—
Conflicting reports regarding the
conditions at Wepener continue,
but at this hour there is no
definite or important news from the
front.
A Capetown dispatch says nearly
3000 horses have been landed there
since April 13, which indicates that
every effort i'* being put forth to
remedy the great defect in the British organization.
Hoer Delegate lu Holland.
The chief Boer delegate, Fischer,
accompanied by Dr. Leyds, visited
the president of the Dutch cabinet
today at the Hague. The doings
of tbe Boer delegates create little
speculation in England
Frederick Villicrs, the veteran
war correspondent, who arrived at
Southampton today from the front,
said he believed the work of the
war was over, but that guerilla warfare   would continue for some time.
Boer News from  Wepener
An official bulletin issued at Pretoria, April 13, reports that the
burghers captured 500 slaughter
oxen at Wepener and that General
Freneman that day defeated the
British, causing them to retire in
the direction of Wolver Poort, apparently over the Orange river.
The Irish-American ambulance
arrived at Pretoria April 1^.
The Boers report no casualties
during the recent fighting at Warrenton.
Hoers Ratlrfl In \ntiil.
London, April 10.—A special dispatch from Ladysmith, dated April
Hi, 5:40 a. m., says:
"Native scouts have just reported
that the Boers in the Elandslaagte
district have retired beyond Big*
garsberg.
"Other information tends to con
firm the report that the Boers have
succeeded in blowing up three important collieries near Wessels
Nek, completely destroying the engine house and plant."
Deaths Among Canadians.
Toronto, April 16.—The Globe's
correspondent with the first Canadian contingent at Bloemfontein
cables under date of April 14 as follows:
"Captain Beattie, Toronto, formerly of the Queens Own Rifles,
and Private R. Harrison, Montreal
Garrison artillery, died today of enteric fever. Beattie had been ill
since March 29. just before he
was stricken he was transferred to
"A" company as acting color sergeant.
"The following sick and wounded
have sailed tor England, in addition
to those mentioned in previous dispatches:
"By steamer Doune Castle,
March 24.—T. Peppeat, RCA,
Quebec company; Corporal T. E. R.
Baugh, RCA, Montreal company;
Private H. J. D. Andrews, 5th R C
A, Western company; Privates R.
H. M. McLaughlin, R C R I, S. M
Ward, Queens Own, and James
Kennedy, Queens Own, of the Toronto company.
"By steamer Oratavia, March 31
—Corporal J. Smith.Twenty-second
battalion, London company; Private
A. S. Batson.Fifth RCA, Western
company; Private J. H. Sutton, Q
U O R, Toronto company; Private
MacAuley,Forty-third battalion, Ottawa company.
"Lieutenant McDonald arrived
here today from Canada and is posted with the Quebec company. The
whole regiment is being outfitted
with new clothing and accoutrement."
To Bny Horses lor the War.
Toronto, April 16.—Major Dent,
of the British army remount service,
and Veterinary Inspector Phillips
are in the city for the purpose ot
purchasing remounts for the British
army in South Africa.
TARTEBREAKSOUT
He Expresses Opposition to the War
in Paris Interview.
Quebec, April 16.—Le Soleil, in
its issue of Saturday night, reproduced an interview with Hon. J. I.
Tarte published in the Journal de
Paris, in which the Canadian minister of public works is quoted as
saying that it is quite possible 99
per cent of the French Canadians
disapprove of the present South
African war and think that Canada
could have put the money spent in
sending contingents to that country
to better practical use. "But, as
good citizens, we have to submit to
the opinion of the majority, otherwise no progress would be made,"
says Mr. Tarte. French Canadians, be added, were loyal, because they were obliged to be, for
reasons economic and social.
The interviewer remarked that
some of the Ftench Canadian papers humiliate, themselves before
the British in 1 manner painful to
observe.
To this Mr. Tarte replied that
that was not the case with La
Patrie, published by his two sons
but under his supervision. He
declared that that paper would
continue to defend the tri-color,
"that unique and holy relic which
still binds our hearts to France."
A SURPRISE FAILS
Tagalos  in  Mindanao  Attempt   to
Storm the Barracks.
THE TBOOPS CALLKD OCT.
tUltllla to Subdue Croton Bloters, Who
Threaten Dynamite.
Croton Landing, N. Y., April 16.
—Vague rumors of dynamite being
used by the strikers to break the
old Croton dam and flood the Croton
valley were noised around during the
night, but up to an early hour this
forenoon everything was quiet and
orderly.
When the result of the conference
at New York was circulated among
the men last night, and they knew
that the militia had been ordered to
the scene, there were growls and
murmurs of increased discontent,
and the recognized leader of the
strikers made no secret of the fact
that the fight would be continued
until the men got wh it they demanded.
The full quota of squadron A,
under command of Major O. B.
Bridgman, assembled this morning
at their headquarters. The troops
prepared for field service and will
march all the distance, going into
camp at Ardley tonight and proceeding to Croton Landing tomorrow.
It was learned that applications
for warrants for the arrests might
soon occur. ,
At 8 o'clock about 150 of the
strikers gathered on top oi the Ivll
near what is called "Little Italy"
and they were addressed in Italian
by the leaders. The purport oi this
talk could not be learned. About
40 of the men on the hill were
armed with rifles and shotguns.
Many of the others carried revolvers and some of them carried
hatchets.
Till-:  kx position m-t\
President   Loiibet    Inaugurated     the
I.rmt    Paris   Mum
Paris, April 14.—The Paris exposition was opened at noon today
by President Loiibet, with the
words. "I now declare ihe exposition of 1000 open." Shouts of "Vive
l.oubet" and   "Vive la Republique"
Manila, April 17.—Twelve hundred Tagalos attacked Cases, the
battalion headquarters of the Fortieth regiment at Cagayan, Island
of Mindanao, on April 7. The
Americans had 15 casualties, while
the attacking force had 50 killed
and 30 wounded or taken prisoners.
The enemy, numbering 130 riflemen, their commander being bolo-
men, archers and mounted spearmen, swooped down in a howling
mass at daylight, surprising and
killing three of the sentries. They
swarmed the streets in small parties, some bringing scaling ladders,
by means of which they attempted
to enter houses.
The Americans tumbled out of
their barracks and formed in the
plaza and the companies began
sweeping the town, the subsequent
fighting lasting -!o minutes. Twelve
of the wounded Americans are now
on board the hospital ship Relief.
The enemy withdrew to the mountains iu great contusion.
DOICL.VN LBPT A 1 \"lll.V ..
.Hunter  it the  *        ■   t  1 lleuatesNympa
tin t..r 1  oti 1 striken.
New York, April 17.—Sergeant
Douglas, of Mount Vernon, shot
last night at the Cornell dam, leaves
a wife and two babies. He was a
Scotchman, and bad served in the
British army.
Croton Landing, N. Y., April 17.
— Prior to the treacherous and mysterious shooting of Sergeant Douglas last night, the striking Italians
had a good deal of sympathy among
the people in their tight with the
contractors for the construction oi
the Cornell dam. Since the soldier
was shot all sympathy with the
strikers has disappeared.
Tin*shah Is Off to Europe.
Teheran, April 17 The shah
started from here yesterday on his
way to Europe.
ihe <ti ii**. liny in Ireland
Dublin, April ni. The queen
took her customary morning drive
today. She will visit Kilmuinhuin
hospital this afternoon and thence
arose from his 4,000 hearers and \ will go to the castle, where she will
high hats were waved iu the air. 'take tea with Earl Cadogan, the
The crowds outside the hall took I ord lieutenant ol Ireland, and
up the cheering.j | Countess Cadogan, 'MM-: UKU.i., sl.Oi'A.N. Li. (.:., Al'Kll, 20. IU00.
THE SLOCAN DRILL
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SLOCAN,      •      •       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
,,'ho firBt insertion mul5 cents a lino each
subsequent insertion.
Commercial States mado known upon
application.
The Subscription is $2 per year, st.-ict-
}y in advance; |2".'60 a year ilaotsppaid.
Address all letters to—
TIIK SLOCAN DRILL,
Slocan, B. C.
l'HIDAY, AI'Kll. •Jill!,,  luiHl.
KOITOHIAI.   luorriNus.
Notwithstanding the cry of hard
times in tin? camp, no one has heard
.of any business failures.
The Paris exposition has been
.opened and is now in full swing.
President Loubut cabled his regrets
at the non-attendance of Tin-: Diuu..
Slocan has more societies and organizations than any other town
iwice its size in Canada, and yet the
general health of the town continues
good.    ■  	
lion. Joe Martin will be here next
jveek to address his admirers. All
Tories and recalcitrant Grits are
hereby warned in time to get into
the hills,
■■,-'!       "   ' '
One can hear remarks nowadays
favoring the establishment of a bank
here, Let one or two more Arliflg-
tons get into proper shape, and the
financiers will come.
To be or not to he—nominated—is
.the primal thought with many aspiring and ambitious wire-pullers at
present. The sequel will be seen on
Xhc evening of June It.
Out aged and beloved Queen has
l)cen having a huge time, of late in
Paddy's Land, Were she to go to
Silverton on May g*l she would soon
realize what a welcome meant.
Sages are credited with the remark
that, consistency was a jewel. It is
to be observed that this remark was
remarked before the advent of provincial politics in British Columbia in
the year A- L>- IWQ*
In bygone days of provincial his-
jfcory, people were wont to say there
was a great lack of public men for
the legislature. The burthen of the
song nowadays is; l-'rom the plethora
of statesman (?) Good Lord, deliver
us!
Government ownership of railroads
is the cry of all parties in the provincial Campaign now under way. Anything that would decapitate tlie.gratl
of the deteriorated itinerant charter*
mongers who have afflicted tho pro
vince in the past is certainly tube
encouraged.
I/)rd Roberta is turning down the
incompetents in the liritish army in
South Africa. Britain has evt:r»heei)
blessed with the finest soldiers in the
world and cursed with tho worst set
of ignoraut and unskilled officers.
Since the Canucks went out there,
John Hull's progeny has been learning a thing or two.
With the Enterprise and Arlington
acting as anchors and references to
the camp, there is every encourage-
inent for capital to take, hold of the
many virgin properties In this division. The prejudice against the
granite belt has passed away, never
to return. There is no better Held
for Investment iu the province than
just round this town.
Throughout tin- various sections of
the Slocan country, and, iu tact, the
province generally, there is a most
gratifying reaction iu business circles,
result int upon the settlement of the
labor troubles,   in tho Sandon camp
there promises to be an active season,
as all tho  big mines will employ
larger forces than ever, while several new mills are to he erected.   The
Slocan Star has opened up, the Kulh
follows suit, more men  are being added to the oilier force.-, employed, and
every mine that can work will be in
operation by June.   The  New Den*
veroamp Is prosperous, aud Silverton
is rapidly getting clear of Idioncsa
and breaking out Into healthy action.
Ten Mile promises a Bcas m "I bustle
and advancement and. In our own
favored neighborhood,   the  :.ky  In I
bright with the rising sua of prospi r
ity and good times.    Now, If wo can
keep the annual hoodoo away from
the district, we ihall all be feasting!
on the best ere next   winter gtorins
•begin,
DRILL   POINTS.
The local packers anticipate a busy
summer.
Traffic by rail and boat is on the
increase.
The water in the lake is again rising rapidly.
New stock of sailors just arrived at
IVnnett &. Co.'s.
Local merchants state business is
steadily increasing.
freight is increasing rapidly all
round the lake ports.
Born, in Slocan, on April 12, Mrs.
John Foley, of a daughter,
"Kakhi" colored duck, the latest
fad for skirts, at Bennett & Co.'s.
Monday, being a government holiday, the record office was closed.
Thomas Lake has a fine new British ensign floating over the Royal.
Several campers enjoyed an outing
to Evans creek during the holidays.
The subscriptions are coming in
freely for the Dominion day celebration.
There will be. an abundance of
garden truck fo;' sale here this summer.
Bobby Allen went out tills week
to bring in the balance cf his pack
train.
A carload of coast flooring, Celling,
sash and doors just arrived. McCal-
lum & Co.
The steamboat men tire threatened
with a reduction of wages, to take effect on May 1.
li. II. Trucman, the Vancouver
photographer, was here this week,
shoot'iig faces.
Danny McLeod has been titivating
up his business block this week with
the paint brush.
More fencing has been done this
season in town than in all former
years combined.
E. W. Ham's milk wagon broke
down on Monday and half the contents got spilled.
The British Columbia synod of the
Presbyterian church meets at Nelson
earl*, next month.
The Silverton Waterworks Company has been incorporated with a
capital of ^U,000.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Andrews and
family spent several clays in Nelson
during the week.
The Oddfellows of this town are
seeking incorporation from the provincial legislature.
Good Friday was quietly observed
in town. 1/alf the populace went
boating and fishing.
1'aul llauek and J. Ilory have a
contract on the Bondholder. They
went up this morning.
E. iv'itninelmeyor, manager of the
Emily Edith, on ruur Mile,passed*up
on Wednesday's boat.
Considerable quantities of material
for the new Balfour railway keeps
passing through here.
J. T. Tipping secured a lien's egj;
Wednesday that beats the record,    ll
, measured 8jx'-'i inches.
A charter Is to  be  applied   for to
form a chanter of tbe ttoyal Scarlet
'degree of the L.O.L. here.
Several ardent Orangemen went to
! Nelson today to attend an important
j meeting of the Royal Scarlet degree.
Thos, Brown, of Sandon, was in
town Tuesday. Tom was looking
after the faithful In the Liberal vineyard.
With the ad/en I of spring comes
the Insurance fiend, several of whom
made life miserable in town last
week,
Worden Bros.' dray team commenced practicing for tho 1st of July
celebration o. Saturday. Nothing
was broken.
A breakdown in the running gear
of the. locomotive delayed Tuesday's
train lo Nelson at this point one and
a half hours.
Rev. A. EL Roberts, Wife and family, and Miss Purdy. New Denver,
have enjoyed lite In this town during
tin- past weok.
The Oddfellows are assured of a
big turn out, to their annual church
parado on tho 29th. Visiting brethren from hike towns will attend.
The Webb HodsdoD combination,
under tho auspices' Of Ihe Presbyterian ehnreh, (jnve u ploaslng enter*
tainii'.ent last night In the Music Ha 11.
The children of the town enjoyed
the first plonicoftho season Monday
afternoon, In the grove to the head of
Main street. A pleasant time was
spent.
A Inrge gang of wilting workers
turned out Mnudayiand spent tho dav
enlarging and Improving tho football
grounds. The result was most, creditable.
<;. II. Dawson, manager ol the Essex, Four Mile, came in mi Thursday
from Montreal, where he gpont the
winter, He gained 26 pounds In
weight.
There ll ;i RrOBl    llOl'tngC of I llll'lv
cars on the main lino ol tho i.P.lr,
and   they have   been rushing  them
through here from the lower country
brunches,
II. J, Robertson escorted a party to
I0\ mi creek F\Iday, determined to
bleak all records tor fishing.   After
mi c     ' 'i(,'ii tntiuipul •'. ii '
eecded in capturing four, while his
companions ensnared 96s
A work train and  30  men com
menced some, necessary repairs and
improvements to tho railway down
the valley Monday.   R, T. Stokes ia
in charge.
Robt, Brndshaw will have a large
set of market weigh scales erected
fronting the postoflice. They will
prove of great advantage in the handling of ore.
Tho Loyal Temperance Legion will
meet in the Presbyterian church on
May (Jih. All children invited. Miss
E. B. Diamond is superintendent and
Mrs. D. Ross assistant.
Two weeks ago someone in a joke
carried off a case of gasoline from ill
front of T. D. Woodcock & Co.'s hardware store. T. 1). thinks the josh is
up and would like to see the fluid returned.
To Rent.—I am prepared to fix up
ut short notice a five or seven-roomed
house, at Brandon, for a desirable
tenant. Water connections; rent
reasonable. Will sell on easy terms.
W. 11. Brandon.
Forty-seven protests have been entered rin the voters' list against parties hailing from this town. Among
those protested are such well known
citizens as Geo. Henderson, E.Haley,
Dan McCnaig, and Tom Waring.
MINING   RECORDS.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, II. P. Christie being mining
recorder:
LOCATIONS.
April 9—Queen Babe and Park Horse,
Springer creek, T Tobin.
ASSESSMENTS.
April 0—Torpedo.
TIlANSPEllS.
April 2—Ag.eement between T 51c-
Niah and Mrs A Provost, re % interest
in two friends.
B—Atbo, J Smith to the Arlington
Mines, Limited.
•1—SliL'o 4-32, Mrs T W Grahame to
It H McDowell.
5—Black Prince, notice of seizure and
sale of Geo Gorinley'a interest by sheriff.
Gwillim <fe JoknsGii,
MIXING   ENGINEERS
AND ASS A VERS.
Slocan, . . B. C
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SLOCAN, B. C.
Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes,
and Clothing.
J. M. WREGOR, b. a-
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
Engineer,
SLOCAN, - - P.. C.
Jno 13*1x11,
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited.
SLOCAN, B.C.
Tiie Muroutt Branch.
ot-' THE W.C.T.U,, Sl.ix'AX,
Meets tho second  Thursday of each
month, at .'l p.m.    Next meeting
iu the Presbyterian church.    All
meetings open to those wishing
to loin,
Mas. \v. J. Axorewb,   Mrs T. If. Hall
President.        Cor. Secretary.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan,  B. C.
Genei-iil   Packing  and For.
warding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Baddlo and Pack Horses for
hire nt reasonable rates.
I,\ E. ALLEN,
Mnnngcr
J. H. Howarth,
Expert Watchmaker.
lLilt a century nt the bench. All
kinds of artificial work repaired.
Prompt attention to watchos and
and .jewelery sent by mail or express for repairs. Pull line of
Watches, Jewelei'V and Plated
Ware always on hand. All work
guaranteed.
Slocan,       -        B. C
H, J, ROBERTSON,
TINSMITH    AX!)   PLUMBER,
Sole Dealer In HcClary's
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Gratilteware on hand.
MAIN St/HKET  81 OCAN,
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at tho
Office:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN. _
H.D-CURTIS,
Notary
Public.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       -      -      B. C.
TheMocaiT"
City Hospital
is prepared to
receive Patients.
HI?. BENTLEY, Blocan, B. C.
We keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Prescriptions
Carefully  Compounded.
Mail  Orders receive prompt
and careful attention,
J. L. WHITE, DRUGGIST,
Slocan and Greenwood, B. C.
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A. David,
THE fllNER'S TAILOR,
For a Nice Spring Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      "We use ojly Al,
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postofflco.
OiaOian Pad Railway
AND SOOLINE.
Between
ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC
The direct route from
Kootenay Country
To all Points East and West.
First-Class Sleepers on all Trains
from RovolStoko and Kootenay
Landing.
Tourist Cars passMediclno Hat daily
Cor St. Paul;  Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto; Fridays
tor Montreal and Boston.
Same cars pass Revolltoko one day
earlier.
CONNECTIONS.
i:i'-.vr.|.sT(iKic ami main  LIMB POINT Si
0.00 ex SunlvSlooan City nrex Sun 18.00
ROSSLAND, NELSON, THK   OHOW's NEST
BRANCH AND BOUNDARY COUNTRY!
12.20OX Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 11 .111)
-ni AND I'-RiiM si.ocan   LAKE points:
0.00ex Sun lv Slocan City nrex Sun 11 ."ll
12,00 ex Sun lv Slocan City are* Sun 18.00
TO AMI FROM SANIMIN;
13,00es Sun lv Slocan City ar ex Sun 11.80
Ascertain rates and full Information*by
addressing th<- nearest local npotit, or-
(il'.o. T. MOIR,
Agent, Sloean City
\V. 1'. Anderson, Trav. Pass. Agt.,Nelson
10, ,i  Cnvlc, A.Gil'i A-.'i'tit, Vancouver
D. D. I^oTDertson,
Dealer in
Furniture, Carpets,
Linoleums, Etc., Etc.
ft Bast orEveriiii Always W to
Furniture manufactured
and General Jobbing
attended to with promptitude.
SLOCAN, - - B.   C.
Victoria, Hotel,
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
TH0HA5 SLOAN, Prop.
Arlington
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
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Hotel
Royal
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SLOCAN,       -       B.   C.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Country.
Headquarters for Mining Men. The Bar is
richly stocked and the Dining Room Ai.
THOMAS LAKE, Prop.
The'
Hotel Slocam
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Siiilai ni Personal I'ugnut of Jeff fialy.
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
v/ho tarry within a while with him.
WILSON HOUSE,
SLOCAN, B. C.
■ mi 'wtm    - —   ■        - '      "**a
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs Into the Town.
Do not go  past  its  door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
A. E. TEETER,
Proprietor.
cCallum
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
Wa Have Jnst fljeaei a Lane M of Hi Ms.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street, - V Slocan,   B. C .-*•■■
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SI.OCAN,   B.   C,   APRIL   27,   1900.
42.00 PEB ANNUM.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Ha,rc3.-wetre.
iiant Powder,
Jessops' Steel,
Coal Oil,
Qutta Percha Fuse,
Stoves and Tinware,
Joiners' Supplies.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
IA. YORK
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
SLOCAN,
15. C.
OOIS
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This is a Genuine Sale, as all Odd Lines
must be cleared out. Do not bliss this
opportunity of getting a pair at greatly
reduced prices.
Men's imel&cedBoots Men's   hssrvy   grain
were $3.50 to $4,
while tliey last for
only $3.00.
Mp Mming Boots
at $3.50. Tnis is a
Bargain.
and many other lines at equally low figures.       Sou our Men's
and Ladies'Canvas Shoes, the neatest and boat in the market.
A full Line of Fresh Groceries always
in stock, at the Lowest Figures.
W. T. Shatf ord & Co.'s,
General /Merchants.
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp fkKinney, B. C
3P i a/tform
of the
Liberal-Conservative Asso'n
of the Town of Slocan.
ADOPTED   ON   APRIL   17th,
1. To revise the Voters' Lists.
2. To actively assist in the construction of trails throughout tho undeveloped portions oi the Province, and the building of Provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
8.   To provide for the official inspection of elevators and hoisting gear.
■1. To improve the administration of justice and secure tho speedy disposition of legal disputes.
ft. To provide an effective ay atom for the settlement of disputes between
capital and labor by compulsory arbitration.
<>. To adopt the principle Of Government ownership of railways, In so
far as the circumstances of the Province will admit; and the adoption of tho
principle that no bonus should be granted to any railway company which
does not give the Government of the Province the control of rates over lines
bonuscd, together with the option of purchase
7. To assume control and administration of the fisheries within the
boundaries Of the Province.
8. To actively assist by state aid in the development of the agricultural
resources of the Province.
'.).   To make the London Agency of British Columbia cffcctlvo In pro*
claiming the natural wealth ot the Province and as a place for the profitable
investment of capital.
10. In the interest, or labor, the, Liberal Conservative Party sympathizes
with and endorses tbo principle of the Bight-Hour Law.   Tnattho Eight
Dour Law for mine-workers hi- retained as it stands in its ontlroty and no
modification permitted, and the same be Btvlctly enforced.   That tbo Law
Shall remain upon the Statute Book with its penalty clauses,
11. To provide an Improved system of education.
12. To recognize and rofocm the system of Provincial aid to medical men
and hospitals in the outlying parts oi' the Province.
13. To actively support the advancement of the mining Interests ll
British Columbia,
il.  To aid in the Immigration of female servants.
Ift. To brine pressure to hear upon the Dominion (loverninent lo enact
legislation excluding and prohibiting Mongolian and other Ablatio labor.
id. To provide a fair ami equitable redistribution bill on tho basis oi
population,
W. S. JOHNSON, President
OUR   ORB  SHIPMENTS
svhstanti.u.
tuii
showing   MADE!   iiv
I    DIVISION.
Wo Load tli« Entire Lake Country—Had
KoiulH Curtailed Shipment. During
tli» Week- iiright Prospeete for n Very
Hoavy Season*! Hxporfc.
As was to be expected, the ore ship
ments for this week have dwindled
away to the zero point. This was due
to the broken condition of the roads
in evidence every spring. The Arlington management hope within a
few weeks to have the Springer creek
road completed to their mine, when
shipments will be resumed at a rapid
rate and kept up continuously They
have a large amount of ore ready for
shipment and are in a position to keep
Dp a steady stream of mineral, as the
reserves are increasing. Next week
the Enterprise will resume its shipments, the repairs to the Ten Mile
road having been effected. The exports from that mine will be greater
than heretofore, as the bunkers are
all tilled and the slopes arc putting
down large quantities of ore. This
will be a prosperous season in the
Slocan division.
following is a list of the shipments
this year to date:
in splendid shape. The drift is in 10
feet and tbe vein has widened, while
tbe ore is becoming more solid. On
the adjoining claim, the American
Eagle,sonic open cuts are being made,
and these show mineral also. Upwards of 1,000 feet of the vein have
boon exposed and each opening
shows galena, mixed with carbonates
and oxide of iron. This vein is but
one of three on the group, each of
which carries shipping ore, D.Suth-
crland and T. Montgomery own the
group, which consists of four claims,
and they hope to get a deal on for the
property ot an early date.
IS MOT AN ASP!KANT.
EniToit Drill:
Sir,—Retorts to the effect that Tarn
an aspirant for legislative honors in
the coming election are entirely unfounded and unauthorized by me.
A. E; Teeter.
Slocan, April 21, 1!)00.
MINK.                                    WJUJK.
TOTAL.
Enterprise	
800
300
Black Prince	
CO
6 0
min;:s and kikiSO.
The force on the Enterprise has
been increased.
The Molly Gibson has ore showing
In all four tunnels.
The. snow is o!T the Springer road
to the Arlington basin.
W. C. E. Koch has increased hi.,
ore hauling outfit en Ten Mile.
A Lemon Greek Snlu.
W. S. Johnson; of Montreal, father
of W. S, Johnson, assayer, nf this
town, has purchased a half interest
in the Legal claim, adj.lining the
Violet, on Lemon creek. Hen Robertson was the Bcller.he getting 11000
cash for the interest.    The, Legal has
a good strong .ledge, carrying gold
qttartz very similar to that on the
Chapleau.   A series of assays on tbe
1500! rock shows It to run between $30 and
f^Ototho ton in gold. About $tiO0
Worth of work has been done on the
claim, and it is the intention of the
owners to spend another $1000 in
opening up the lead. This work will
be commenced in another week oi
ten days.
ought to be a packed house.   The
programme has been 'cry thoroughly
practised and a good entertainment
is promised. All the ladic3 in town
are sending haskets of refreshments
to be auctioned off. the proceeds going to swell the funds. H. J. Robertson has devoted all week in the
decoration of the h.ill and the committee generally havedonewell. The
result will be a handsome contribution to tho fund being raised on behalf of the gallant Canadian laddies
lighting their country's battles ill
South Africa.
MlMMi   RECORDS.
Appended is a complete list of the vnr-
ious records registered at the local registry office, II. P. Christie being mining
recorder:
LOCATIONS.
April 21—Slocan, Twelve Mile, T Cap-
parelll.
ASSESSMENTS.
April 17—Gold Viking, Oreen Mountain.   IS—Norma.
TBAK8PBBS,
-Ilomestake k
,T Doiron to
Joe Martin'-. AEoromesite.
After all the renowned Jo& ph
Martin is not to be here, much to the
disappointment of many. A telegram
was received from hiih Tuesday saving his dates were  all filled for the
April 17
I) Sloan.
Occidental, F L C, Keno, Get There
Eli, and V & M, 19-20, W E Gomm to E
I Deacon,
Same 1-20. same to sumo.
.Fourth ol July No 0 3,, I W Black to
It Butnor.
ContUry, Industry, Queen City, Carly,
st Charles and Michigan,] each, N
Qething and Geo. Henderson to Frank
Provost.
Same, panic to same, agreement to
transfer all interest for 1*,".00.
10—Sultana OkJ-24, C L Hoffman to E
J Dyor.
20—Southern Chief, C Murphy and 1'
Sloan relinquish all claim to interest in
same to James Cross.
Legal ';,li Robertson toW S Johnson
or<ri,0 0.
A1TEII   WAT Kit   RIGHTS.
The following applications for water
rights have been posted at the record
office hers:—
John li. McCnllnm, under date of the
5th, applies for 25  inches of  water, to
LABOR HASS MEETING
SLOCAN
WANTS   A   SHARK   IN   THE
GOVERNMKNT.
A quantity of steel rails lave V-ei;, n*xt. two weeks.    Thcn.it he could,   be taken from Climax creek, a small
taken up lo the Arlington this week, j he would come hero. Monday Ho was
in Ymir and Kelson, thence he went
into East Kootenay. Tonight I re la
hilled for Knslo and tomorrow night
at Sandon.   The following Monday
Twenty men are at work on the
Muliv Gibson, bat there is ample room
for 3*00.
A carload of Wakefield concentrates passed down Tuesday bound
for Trail.
An aerial tramway is to be put in '
at tin; Molly Gibson daring the next;
summer.
Large quantities of supplies have
been going up to the Arlington during the week.
Martin Isaacson and Henry Bole
are developing the Standard group,
close to the Republic.
.1. Bcauchesne and J. Llvingsl n<
will commence work next week on
tbo Klllaruey, on Lemon creek.
The entire Get There Eli gi op, i •
Twelve Mile, litis been turned over to
E.J. Dcaojii by Dr. Gouirn, of Ban*
don
0. Murphy and D. sio.-in have relinquished all claim in an Interest In
the Southern Chief to James 01*038, 11
Silverton.
he will stir up the "white-shirted
hobos" at liosslandi
HcMiodlcl i.in'.ii'H Donate.
The ladies of the Methodist church
have presented on autograph quilt to
the committee of the patriotic concert,
stream which courses down over the
tovnsite of Brandon near hi* premises.
lie will use the water for domestic par-
I OSI I
On April 24th W. il. Brandon filed application tor 60 inches of water, to be
also taken from Climax creek, llisin-
t nlion is to inn a main thronj:h hi.
townsite, enabling the householders to
obtain water at certain rates. This would
ovido the nucleus of a waterworks sys-
lein for thai Beciiou of the town.
i in April 14, a much move extensive
right is asked for. and one that portends
great things for the Ten Mile camp,   It.
1   be disposed of in aid of tho general   E. ITiskbitrn, acting an agent for tho En-
fund.   It has been subscribed to by
the people Of the various lake towns
and the men at tho ralm i In this
neighborhood. In the vicinity of ■ MOO
was raised bv the ladies of the
church here. Tin? cow .or! committi e
ivill disposo of the quilt or. May 24,so
that all subscribers may getachanee iitilliwd for thu gennratioi of powerun
at it.
torprlso Mines, Limited, applies for 800
Inches of water, t> betaken from Ten
Mile creek, which pract.(tolly means the
entire stream.   The wain  is to 1)0ob-1
: incd at a point about lt',000 feet cast of I
tbo mine.   A dam is to bo constructed to ! West Ki Otenny has  been  exception*
retain the water, which is to bo mimed  nj|y    favored    with    vast   mineral
! I resources, which, under just condl-
Pliitforni Adopted for tlio rnmpalgii—
Candidate ta ii<* Independent Supporter »f .I»e* Martin—Delegates Appointed to Attend Convention.
Pursuant to notice, a meeting of
the labor interestsof this vicinity was
held on Friday night, in the Music
Hall, a fair crowd being in attendance. A, K. Teeter, chairman of the
committee, opened the proceedings,
and stated the reason for calling the
meeting. He suggested the appointment ot a permanent chairman, and
J. Reid was selected for the position.
Ceo. Stahl was elected secretary, but
he resigned in favor of SJiClcments.
J. A. Foley then took the lloor and
made a shortspeeeh. He condemned
past governments in the province, because the laboring classes had received scant recognition from them,
lie appealed to his hearers to support
a labor candidate in the Blocan in
the coming elections who would look:
after tho welfare of the laboring man.
lie then read and moved the adoption of the following platform and
resolution:
1. Wc demand of the provincial
legislature the enforcement of tho
eight-hour law, and its application to
all branches of manual labor.
2. Legal recognition by incorporation of labor unions and the extension to them of the same rights enjoyed by other corporate bodies.
8. To provide for adjustment ot
wage disputes by arbitration on plans
similar to that now In force in New
Zealand.
1. To provide for settlement of
public questions by direct vote under the initiative and referendum.
5. Government ownership of all
railway, telegraph and telephone
lines to bo constructed, and the acquiring of those already in use as
soon as practical; and to prevent extortion as far os possible by the control of nil railway, telegraph and telephone lines for public use, and to ti-x
a reasonable maximum rate which
they may charge for scivico.
G. An act to prevent employment
of Chinese in any mines, factories or
public works within the province.
7. An act to provide public safeguards to life and health, and to
provide an efficient mine inspection
system to procure these results.
8 An net to establish county or
local government throughout the
province; all officers of such, both
judicial and executive, to be elected
by the popular vote of their respective ll CUlitiCB.
Appended to this was the resolution:
Whereas,   the Slocan riding of
sii\    '   ■■ :  i .iiliut l'|i,
li. O. Matbes n,< fthoSilvertoniai.
i nine down on Monday, lb* stated
business was reviving greatly lu Sll
vcrton and thai by Juno the place
Six carloads of ore is sacked a I the wouid ho asliveh as ever. On May
Arlingtonteady for shipment and as , bno Biuuy Hktith mine starts up
much mere on the <\\\\wv ooso. Ihe wi;i, dq men and tho Vancouver with
drifts are break! g down largo quan ->, ui indications point to a lively
tities ol high (rrade mineral.
for tho crushing an l dressing ol oro al
lions, should support in comfort a
tiltitudc w< " PttW| ilitli!i"' nt elass of citizen
workers, whose interests are identi
the mine.   Tlib difference in
troth the silo of the proposed dam to thu 1
„„.„. lg .,!„.,,. .„ 750 toot. eal with the welfare of the country;
ind win reas, the conditions in \i est.
OltKKN    KNDOHSES    I'l.AII iHIM.
The Liberal-! lonservatlvo Association
..( Bloc in is1 ublishing In this issua the !!;!"
platform endorsed and adopted by them
Kootenay are far from satisfactory to
tin masses, especially tho workers,
owing to the Introduction of Mongtjl-
ind foreign  cheap labor, which,
if continued, will  eventually reduce
John Popham, Martin Maimer and
J. S. McFarlaiio have gone to tho SI
milkaiiieeu country.   They haws, v
oral good properties on the east slope
of Copper mountain there, which they
will develop during tho summer.
■• ;;:;;;';o:^:1;:;^iv;,tf::r.!u;hn;ei:h:;:;
, us to the same level as themselves, or
at a meeting holdon thol/th Inst.   It is ij0 the means of driving us from the
alnstor platform promul-1 onntrv* and whereas, it  Is the duti
from three, mine.- at l< list,
Un.H Nothing "f II.
Uondholder \\*-\ kins
Paul 1
oral pa
latlel
and J. Hory look sov*
ies to the
Anglican sen toes,
Win, Hunter, ol Sllycrton, made a
hurried trip to Sl< Jan Wi tlnesday to
got di legates t » attend n Conservative convi niion, to b held at Sandon
that night. Nob' dy wont, as the
four del. irate • regularly nppolnb d
oaus oi supplies to the had no time to prepare, and no notice
Bondholder for heir contract, which had been served on the local associa*
wasobtulncd froin  I.'. C. Campbell* lion of tho date ol the proposed eon
Johnston, tho main owner in the pro   vontion
porty, Las) year's contract was done
Ot! tllis side of tllC divide and showed
up a line body of ore,   The Bond
holder could  be  made a ship].in:: Services will bo held iu St. Paul's
mlnp hva short time, as tho showing church, Arthur street,  on  Sunday
on the npringcr slope litis never beet •       ,    •, .,,,,      ,  ,,    • ,   ,'
devnlopoJ.nlT tho heavy work having '"wning, April 29th, a   ll oclock,
been done mi the Ten Mile side.   The 1;,'v- l '• "•  iatc8 officiating.   Till
contract will Inst'a couple of months. <wrvlco will take the  form of the
:   Unl    I'.a iter    B 'i-\ ICO,    ill"    I   i-'i r
Sprlngor Creek noad. liVUins and  ehan'.   being Used, and
— the liolj  i' iinmunion adminl itcrcd.
For the past week the. Arlington   i'hore will be noevonlngservice
people have  had   men employed lis
Ing up tho Sprlngor creek road. Sev
oral new cttlvcrl I  have  1 n pni in.       ||. fj, rjiU'tls, ,|.|'. and ni tary
washouts idled up and slides el caned
out.   In a short  llmo work will h
nr ii,.
It. V.i
mil
has  kind .   001     llti d   to lill OUl
additions and two extra planks. A copy
of tin* same Mas forwarded to R.F.Green
at Kaslo, and bis reply thereto is eppsnd*
ed -
Kaslo, P..C, Apiil 24, 1900.
My Dear Sir, l have just received the
ropy ol Ihe platform i.doptod by tljfl
Conservatives of you,- town and must
congratulate them upon tho wording of
It, and will say that there Is nothing In
it thai a < fcmicrvatlvo, a Cottonito, or an
Independent candldateeould not ondone,
ii ho is ni all In favor of good legislation.
I personally can endorse most heartily
every i lank In it.   Yours faithfully,
K. '.'. Green.
Ten Mile Koad.
The ropalrs to the Ton Mile road are
being rapidly effect • 1 and it will not bo
long till it id iu thoron |h ro| air. W.C.
i;. Koch hai n nurabor ol teams and
about twenty men engaged cleaning out
. building cribbing, an '• filling up
[dona the n I ale highway. Tho
roo l Is drying up quickly and il promises
to be In better sliapu than over.
I'rnnh >.i • . Nbjt.
Wrltln - under date ol %'i ok ine, Prank
Watson iaya that lie has noi losf Ids case
against Iho Arlington Mine .   t lo asked
mencodon ihe two miles of new  "•• Affidavits of objected voters and lor an Injunction against tl omnany to
com
road   required   to   ranch the mine
When ilii- Is completed the whole
camp «ill feel tho bom llts resulting
thot et'rom.
rii
nplllillr Htrtko,
The re,'en!    li Iko   on   ill.' Ill II, one
of the liepubiic group, I.) developing
aavo them lorwurded to Kaslo  o th    compel them to i iok
c .nt i i luvi Ion, IVi e of charge.  A.11 ?i "!' '
Inton si ii sit lUlii  itato their cases to
1 :ui al • uce.
beon il mo and Hi
bonds read at pet
liins, has nol yet
il i inding.
c lUntryj ana wncrci
of tho government to protect its citizens from either an armed or an un-
armed force, cither of which may
threaten their very existence; and
whereas, there is no oilier protection
from the above or other abuses except legislation; and whereas, wc believe that labor interests can best be
advat'.ei d by the election of a labor
representative; therefore, bo it resolv*
i d: that we pledge ourselves to nominate and support a labor candidate
whose policy shall bo in accord with
our labor platform and pledged to
use his best efforts to carry Bame into
effect; and further, as the Martin
platform is the nearest in accord with
our phi! form, we hereby agree to run
our candidate as an independent supporter of our present premier."
The above was afterwards adopted*
Next, came the selection of delegates
to attend a convention oi the riding,
which was announced would bo called for the selection of a labor candidate. To eeure n voice in the selee-
tion oi the dologntes those present
were invited tosign I he platform and
ri - ilutlo i and pledge themselves to
supper:, it. Twentj names were put
on the roster, but  many of the amli-
eu piit the hall at this point. Those
selected by a unanimous vote to attend the convention were: J.A.Foley,
.1. l'ltrviauee, A, !'.. Teeter, and I'
McVannel. The executive board
, mbraces D, D. liobertson, J. Koley.
A. B. Teotcr, E. Lemieux and l-'ranl:
DIck- . ,    ,
\ (k'suli iry il en ilon onsucd rola-
I'ntili.n- Ciincort,
livers thing is In readiness for the
; itrli tic conci it tonlghi and fl
The Inij    'l   l ;> iltc I train  sen lo -
-.,!.  itlnJiiiie.Thontboyioi.au live to tho action ul  the delegates to
lay over nights at Horobery, iho convention and tho gen ral lm-
ibor Interests In i ho
ting luljiHU'Hej.'
Tl a»o ol s
ilitel'i .-! Ol   lie,'
-an  \s.
black  1
q.| eal l 11 the lupreme court.
u .!.. i _,, lie   i>'ii*. iui-'ii ...I-.    ..
aormloy.ro an  I""'-"1! '",,1,1.',' I:i'""'
■,,,,.,.. hHs been campaign,   rne mcc
,!..•;. o-i:.. THE BOERS FLED
II
Roberts Laying His Plans to Make
Another Pasrdeberg.
i
i.
Leeuw Kop, April 23.—The
Boers retired so quickly from
their positions here that they
left a quantity of ammunition and
many rifles behind them. When
tbe Warwickshire regiment took the
farm house at the foot of tbe ridge,
the Boers' pom-pom inflicting no
damage, the Welsh regiment advanced along the Warwickshires'
left and approached the ridge, experiencing a cross fire.
When the Boers fled, they were
obliged to move for some distance
along the skyline, and tbe artillery
planted a shell with great accuracy,
It burst just above the Boers, rolling over three horses.
It appears that Gen. Dickson met
with opposition, the Boers firing
their rifles at long range. Their
position was one of great natural
strength. Gen. Pole-Carew's admirable disposition of his force
thoroughly puzzled the Boers, who
were unable to see the direction of
tbe attack owing to a deep spruit.
The British artillery was unable to
join in time to reply to the Roer
gun, which was shelling tbe mounted infantry vigorously. The shells,
however, burst 300 yards high and
did no damage.
It is stated that Gen. Dewet holds
the waterworks with a strong force.
The Boers who held Leeuw kop
trekked to the eastward. General
French sent out a body of cavalry
to the south and a few shots were
heard, but apparently tbe Boers do
not hold strong positions anywhere
in close proximity to Leeuw kop.
Hon 1 In- Nil I*. Iti'luu' Drawn.
London, April   24.—All attention
is  centered    on    the    interesting,
though complicated,situation on the
southeastern portion of the Orange
Free   State,   from  which developments of the most importance  must
ensue in the near  future.     General
Rundle, apparently, has   found   the
Boers confronting   him   at Dewets
Dorp stronger than he cares to  engage, so he is marking  time   pending ihe arrival   of support.    While
Gen. Rundle is   preparing to  strike
Dewets Dorp, Generals Brabant and
Hart are pushing along the frontier
of Basutoland, whence they will   be
able to frustrate any attack on Gen.
Rundle's right, and Generals French
and Pole-Carew are hastening from
Bloemfontein  to   bar   the Boer line
of retreat.
Work < ill Out lor I'ri-iK'li.
Iii   the   meantime   the   burgher
forces occupying Thaba  Nchu are
in a position to fight a delaying action, giving the Boer forces at
Dewets Dorp and Wepener time to
retire in case of defeat, audit seems
as though lien. French must dispose of this Thaba Nchu force he-
fore he can reach the rear of the
Boer forces opposing Generals Rundle and Brabant, otherwise his
flank would be open to assault. The
Boers driven out of Leeuw kop will
probably rally at Thaba Nchu,
where a stiff fight may be expected.
Should the British fail in this attempt to bring about another Paar-
deberg, it must immensely affect the
larger issues of the war, as it would
undoubtedly lead to a persistent repetition of the guerilla warfare
which has been largely responsible
for the stay of Lord Roberts at
Bloemfontein   for  so many   weeks.
Trap Bel lor CiiiiimIIiiii*..
During the course of General Anderson's advance on Leeuw kop, the
Canadians found themselves iu a
tight corner on Sunday   near   Don-
kcrpoort. The Canadian mounted
infantry,   sent  to reconnoitre   tin
Boer position, approached within
300 yards of a farm llyi.ig the hospital flag, under cover oi which the
Boers opened such a hot fire on the
Canadians thai they were unable lo
attempt to retire until another force
of Canadians covered their retreat
by threatening the rear of the Boer
position.
11... 1 \ Mm,* ol Victor).
Pretoria,    April   83.     An   official
■fc bulletin issued today says:
kiJ'The federals continue their light* [
ing at Wepener and have captured
a herd of General Brabant's cattle
and horses.
"General Dewet's losses at Dew-
etsdorp were four men killed and
six men wounded. Twenty British
were captured, besides the killed
and wounded. The British appear
to be retiring beyond   Dewetsdcrpi
A Ni-m rrotije in the Field.
"Cronje # r?ports that with a
strong commando he attacked the
British" northeast of Boshof. A
heavy engagement followed and the
British were driven from kopje to
Kopje. The federals displayed great
courage and resolution and spiritedly engaged the enemy. Only two
burghers were wounded. The
British lost 15 men killed and left
three wounded and eight prisoners
in the hands of the burghers"
The Cronje referred to in the
above dispatch is Commandant
Cronje, the second son of the Boer
general who is now a prisonor on
tbe island of St. Helena.
A DYNAMITE GANG
Accused of Plotting to Wreck the Wel-
land Canal.
THE TRAP 18 SET
A Rapid Movement to  Cut Off the
Boer's Retreat.
THK JAPANESE INVASION.
Nearly  3000   Came  to   Victoria Since
January  1—The Cause.
Victoria Colonist.
Altogether a total of 5026 Japanese have been brought from their
own country by the steamers touching at this port from the orient since
January 1, Of these, 2245 went on
with the ships that brought them,
leaving 2781 dropped at this city,
to be accounted for.
The reasons for the present  rush
are given in many forms,   while the
Japanese in   relation   to American
life, trade and conditions  comes  in
for equal variety of criticism.    It is
said tbe Japanese are leaving  their
own country in consequence of the
reported imminence of Russian war;
then again it is asserted the closing
of the gates of  Hawaii   has  turned
the volume of plantation   immigration hitherward.     The  opening of
the fishing season accounts for quite
a number,and the initiation ot large
railway   works   on   the   American
roads probably  explains  the  presence of a larger quota.
On the authority of a railway and
steamship man of prominence it is
asserted that not more than 15 per
cent of the incoming Japanese remain in British Columbia, while
quite 65 per cent go through a week
or two after landing to the United
States. The N. P. R. employs
lliem along its line, working 4000
at present; tbe G. N. R. has 1000
or more and will soon treble this
number; the C. P. R. gives its road
work to white men, and this explains the predeliction of the brown
people for both or either of the rival
lines.
Then comes another question.
Speak to the Japanese, and he will
tell you that more than half of these
arriving Japanese were here before,
or else bad relatives here. They
travel more and spend their money
quicker than do their rivals, the
Chinese, and in the latter respect do
more perhaps for the country that
doesn't especially want them.
After the fishing season of last
year, according to one of the customs officials close in touch with
the interesting subject, more than
4000 Japanese went back from
British Columbia, visiting, their aggregate wages amounting to $600,-
000; while workers in the Cariboo
and other up country mines went
home with many thousands more.
These men returning fotm a
large proportion of tbe present arrivals. They also explain a point
raised by the Japanese consul and
which otherwise would seem unintelligible. Japan, it seems, docs
not allow unrestricted emigration of
her people. One bundled and sixty
in any month is the limit that may
be sent to Canada, although those
who have previously been here may
naturally return just when it suits
their business or convenience.
Niagara Falls, Ont., April 23.—
Chief Young and Detective Main,
assisted by Buffalo defectives, have
unearthed a gang of dynamiters
operating from the Dolphin house,
Suspension Bridge, New York, the
Rosalie hotel here and Buffalo, N.
Y., by rounding up John Walsh,
aged 27 years, John Nolan, 35 years
of age, and Karl Dullman, all
of whom are charged with
having attempted to blow up
lock 24 of the Welland canal Saturday night.
The general impression is that
this gang has been operating as the
hirelings of capitalists to cripple
the Welland canal in order to divert the traffic of the upper lakes
from Montreal to Buffalo.
A detachment of the Forty-fourth
battalion is guarding the court
house to prevent any attempt of
a mob from Buffalo,.which, it is reported, is preparing to liberate the
prisoners.
The court house this morning
was crowded when the hour of trial
arrived. Among those present to
give evidence were American government secret service detectives,
After the reading of the charge
against the accused by Police Magistrate Logan, Solicitor McBurney,
on behalf of the three accused,asked
for immediate trial, but the magistrate refused and remanded the case
for eight days. The prisoners were
taken to Welland jail this afternoon.
ELECTION IS NEAR
It Will Shortly Follow Tarte's Return
from Paris.
Montreal, April 24.—It is announced here that the Hon. J. 1.
Tarte will return to Canada on May
20. ' A local Conservative paper
couples with this the announcement
that the general elections are likely
to follow shortly after the minister
of public works returns.
Ottawa, April 24.—A caucus of
Conservative members was held
this morning, at which the sending
out of campaign literature was discussed. It was also decided to
make a vigorous protest in parliament against the delay in bringing
down certain departmental reports.
It was decided to insist on investigation into the charges of corruption in the Brockville and West
Huron election cases.
II IIKKl    MINT   PAY    IP.
Her Ambassador Ray* Uncle Nam Will
Not Stand Procrastination.
Constantinople, April 24.—The
porte has received telegrams from
the Turkish minister at Washing-
Ion, Ali Ferrough Bey,pointing out
the bad impression created in the
United States by the non-payment
of the indemnity due, and announcing the determination of the Amer-
can government to insist upon a
prompt settlement  of the claims.
MISCELLANEOUS  NOTES.
Having proved his ability to hold
the fort, General White is to he
made governor of Gibraltar.
Cuba is to have an election ol a
municipal governments on Jtwe if>,
bill the people are not content with
an indefinite tutelage to (be   United
l»r. Il.u 1I1 11 on the War.
Hamilton, Out,, April 24.—Hon.
Dr. Borden, minister of militia, delivered an address at the banquet
of St. Georges society in this city-
last night, in which be referred to
the important part Canada was
playing in the South African war
the result of which would tend to
bring about closer relationship between the mother country and her
colonies.
■hellingOH Die Vaal lllver.
Warrenton, April 23.—Shelling
was renewed this morning, the fire
being directed at the British river
redoubts, which are steadily being
pushed forward. The Boers appear
to be in stronger force down tbe
river, and the yeomanry patrols are
frequently "sub ed." It is constantly believed that important developments arc not far off.
London, April 25.—4:37 p.  m.—
The   war   office   received  the  following dispatch from Lord Roberts:
Bloemfontein,    April   25.—Pole-
Carew's division reached Roodekop
yesterday   without  casualties.    Its
advance   was  covered by  cavalry
and  horse   artillery,   which  drove
back the enemy   with   heavy loss,
their dead being left on the ground.
The mounted troops halted for   the
night at Grootfontein  and at  7:30
this   morning   were   crossing   the
Modder river at  Valsbank,  in accordance  with  my  instructions  to
French to endeavor to place himself
astride the enemy's lines of retreat.
French's arrival  near  the   Modder
river evidently,   however,  alarmed
the Boers, for they evacuated  their
strong   position   near   Dewetsdorp
during the night and  it  was  occupied by  Chermside's  division   this
morning.
"The mounted infantry under
Ian Hamilton drove the enemy off
the kopjes in the neighborhood of
the water wotks without casualties
to our side.
"The Highland brigade marched
24 miles yesterday to support Gen.
Hamilton, and halted for the
night at Klip kral, four miles from
Sanna's post.
"Brabant and Hart are still a
few miles short of Wepener, and
the numbers of the enemy apptar to
have been somewhat increased during the last few days. But it is not
likely that there will be much
trouble in the neighborhood of Wepener, once Dewets dorp is occupied
by our troops.
"I inspected the city imperial volunteers battalion on their arrival at
Bloemfontein yesterday. They are
in fine form and look very workmanlike. I also inspected the first
company of the Imperial yeomanry,
which have arrived here. The men
turned out smart, and their horses
are in admirable condition."
Report tbat the Boer* Were Trapped
Hershel, Cape Colony, April 24.
—It is reported that the British
have occupied Wepener, after heavy
fighting. It is also said that the
Boers arc unable to escape to the
north and that great developments
are expected.
London, April 25.—The indecisive actions and slow progress of
Generals Hart and Brabant are relatively unimportant, when compared with the progress of General
French. It is now evident that
Lord Roberts wishes not only to
defeat the Boers but to pen them in,
as at Paardeberg. For this end,
40,000 British troops are concentrating in the southeastern part of
the Orange Free State and are operating a ccording to carefully devised plans, in which delay may be
as much due to strategy as to necessity.
The success of this important
movement almost entirely depends
on General French. If he can sweep
down from the north with the rapidity of execution which he displayed at Kimberly and Paardeberg,
he will effect the same swift, sudden transformation which followed
the cavalry evolutions two months
ago. According to the last accounts he was pushing on successfully. Fvery day the Boers remain
at Wepener improves General
French's chance of success.
To put a girdle round tbe
twenty-livelhousand Boers estimated
to be in tho southeastern part of the
Orange Free State, Lord Roberts
has evidently taken large chances,
The British critics differ regarding
the result, some declaring it is already impossible for the Boers fo
escape from the net. There is a
general impression that the advance
upon Pretoria will be taken up without any reconcentration at Bloemfontein. With more than half the
British army stretched in echelon
across the Orange Free State such
a change in directions would indefinitely delay the accomplishment of
Roberts'   objective     move.    News
received  today   has   little  bearing
upon the question of the hour.
ften. lllerer Dead.
A dispatch from Durban, dated
April 24, reports that Gen. Meyer is
dead. He is known to have been
well on the previous day.
A Boer version of the recent British attack at Fourteen Streams says
that two Boers were killed and four
wounded. Little damage was done
to the camp, though it was vigorously bombarded.
AFTER THE TURK
Other Powers Join America in Demanding a Settlement.
Native*' Gallant flichi.
The arrival of Mafeking dispatches has reduced the interest and anxiety in regard to the fate of its  defenders.    Lady Sarah  Wilson's account   of the slaughter of 33 natives who went out from  Mafeking
last Friday to recover some cattle
which had been looted by the Boers
and who, while they were sleeping,
were surrounded by the burghers
and shot without quarter, apparently harshly misrepresented the action
of the Boers.    A dispatch received
by the Associated Press from Mafeking says  the natives in   question
were unauthorized raiders, and that,
instead of being  ruthlessly  slaughtered by the  Boers  while asleep,
they beat back the burghers, who
were obliged to get  reinforcements
of Maxims and Nordenfelds.    The
dispatch   adds:    "There     was  no
question of surrender.    The leader
of the natives rallied his men to the
last and the fight  progressed  from
the rising to the setting of the  sun.
Until their ammunition was finished,
the   natives fought,  and then   the
Boers killed all but  one, who,   hiding in the reeds, escaped."
nafeklng Weary of Waltlug
The correspondent concludes:
"Mafeking may be forgiven if it begins to"prefer some attempt at relief rather than empty congratulations for its gallant stand. Though
there is only sufficient to keep body
and soul together, it will never
dream of surrender. But it is very
weary of it all."
British Take Detvrtadorp.
London, April 25.—2:25 p. m.—
Lord Roberts has telegraphed the
following message to the war office:
Bloemfontein, April 25—Dewetsdorp was occupied by Chermside
without opposition at 9:30 o'clock
this morning."
Boer* Advance by Night.
Maseru, Basutoland, April 24.—
On the breaking up of the bivouac
this morning, General Brabant discovered that the Boers, who fell
back towards Wepener yesterday,
had advanced during the night several miles nearer to Strauss' farm,
which is a favorable position for resistance.
Another Attack on Dalg-etly.
Colonel^Dalgetty's garrison was
severely attacked with six guns this
morning, probably with a view of
preventing him from^assisting the
relief column. It seemed yesterday
that Dalgetty had practically been
relieved, but the offensive attitude
assumed by the Boers this morning
shows this idea to have been erroneous.    >
General Hart is now a few miles
behind General Brabant's division,
which is waiting for the former to
come up.
Thirteen British wounded were
removed to Mafeteng at midnight
and placed in the  English  church.
BrltUh Advanre|1e Mow.
Maseru, April 24.—Evening.—
Generals Hart and Brabant covered
only a short distance today and,
finding a strong force opposed to
them, bivouaccd on the ground they
bad occupied. The firing has been
desultory and the casualties very
slight. The British are edging up
to the Basutoland border.
Persistent rumors are in circulation that Commandant Olivier, with
1500 men, is preparing lo attack
General Hart's rear.
There is no sign of the advance
of General Rundle from Dewetsdorp.
I'.ri' in Nctv %'urn.
New York, April 25.—Three persons were killed and three seriously
Injured in a fire   today   in  the  six-
slory tenement, 74   Forsyth  street.
Constantinople, April 25.—In
view of the steps taken by the United States government in regard to
the claims arising out of the Armenian massacres, the embassies of
Great Britain, France, Austria,
Italy and Germany have asked their
governments for instructions as to
making similar claims.
The promulgation of the irade
authorizing the building of the
American structures burned at
Kharput and the enlargement of
Roberts college is regarded as
showing clearly the desire of the
Yildiz Kiosk to be agreeable to the
United States, in the hope that the
latter will not press for the payment of the indemnity. The United
States government, however, has
no intention of abandoning its
claims.
WILL BE FINISHED AT HOME.
United States Will Not Extradite the
Thorold Conspirator*.
Buffalo, Agril 25.—A special to
the Express from Washington says:
"The state department will continue its investigation in the Thorold affair with a view to punishing
the perpetrators, if they can be
found in this country. The extradition treaty will be strictly adhered
to as to its wording, however, and
as there is no provision for extradition in cases of conspiracy, the men
responsible for the explosion, if
found in this country, will receive
their punishment here, if at all. It
will not be possible to extradite
them under the terms of the treaty.
"England has not protested and
the state department is not expecting a protest."
No Evideure ot Conspiracy.
New   York,   April,   25.—An  investigation extending over the   last
two months into the reports   that a
conspiracy had been planned in   the
United  States  against  Canada on
account     of   the     Boer   war   has
brought out nothing to substantiate
them,  says  a   Washington   special
to the   Herald.    This   investigation
was conducted as a result of  representations made to the state department by   the   British   government.
It is certainly a   fact,   according  to
the state department   officials,  that
no     evidence   has   been   obtained
showing tbat persons in this   country conspired to  blow up tne Wel-
and canal.
Brabant and Hart Fighting.
Aliwal North, April 24.—It is
reported tbat firing has been beard
between Zastrom and Wepener,and
it is believed that Generals Brabant
and Hart arc in contact with the
enemy. The Boers are so numerous that it took them two days to
cross the Caledon river at Barsard's
Drift.   	
FATE OF A MISER
Volney Bull Crushed to Death at a
Barn-Raising.
Dunkirk, NY., April *■>—> Volney Bull, an eccentric farmer holding mortgages against 100 farms in
Chautauqua county, was crushed to
death today while assisting at a
barn-raising at his home in Greenfields.
Bull has a terror of burglars and
ottcn went to jail, paying bis board,
to enjoy safety. On one occasion
be was tortured by masked men
and forced to give up $1000 in cash.
He lived the life of a miser, although the richest farmer in Chautauqua county.
I>> lllllllllrii   »lm   111- l"l il-H.l.'iM,
Buffalo, N. Y., April 24.—An
afternoon paper says: "By descriptions furnished this morning of the
three men charged with attempting
to blow up lock No. 24 of the Welland canal, there is an indication
that they arc   Boer   sympathizers." ENEMY DRIVEN OFF
The Relieving Army Drives Them
from Strong Positions.
•iiif
London,   April  31, 6:18 p. m.—
The war office has   received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts:
I "Bloemfontein,   April 21.—Run-
SKle's force came in contact with the
-jienemy yesterday, four  miles southwest of Dewesdorp.    They occupied  strong positions   covering the
town.    The yeomanry and mounted
U infantry  seized    another   position,
I* which enabled  Rundle to drive the
/"'enemy  off   and   occupy  the   high
' ground  the enemy  hud been holding.    Rundle advanced  this morning early and is now again engaged
Vith  the  enemy.     Our  casualties
yesterday were two men   severely
. And Lieutenant O'Connor and seven
Oien slightly wounded."
Flgut With Heslegluif Boers.
Bloemfontein, April 20.—Continuing their march on Friday, Generals Chermside and Rundle came
'Into contact with tbe Boers near
Dewet's Dorp at noon. Fighting
Continued until dark, and was principally carried on by the artillery,
which temporarily silenced two
• Boer guns. The British command
the hills for miles around the Boers,
Who are reported to hold strong po-
eitions, but are probably retiring.
The casualties on the British side
Were slight, and most of them occurred among the yeomanry and
mounted infantry. The firing was
at lo-.ig range. None of the British
troops were killed.
Boers Mron**,!) Heluforced.
Maseru, Basutoland, April 21.—
The Boers around Wepener have
been reinforced and are now
Stronger than ever. The firing of
cannon and rifles, heard today in
tbe direction of Dewetsdorp, was
looked upon as meaning that relief
. was approaching. Heavy firing is
hourly expected. Two large Boer
forces left the vicinity of Wepener
this morning, one going in the direction of Dewetsdorp and the other
towards Rouxville.
The Boers are excited and jubli-
ant in consequence of President
Steyn's assertion that foreign intervention is certain and that it is the
only thing to continue the struggle
for a short time. Generals Dewet
and Olivier are inspiring the bur-
. ghers with inflammatory patriotic
speeches.
Several houses have been filled
with the Boer wounded and others
have been sent to Ladybrand.
Field Cornel Bouwert, who surrendered to the British and afterwards joined the Free Staters, has
been arrested by tbe Boers. His
wife offered ^(ioo bail for his appearance.     It was refused.
Boers Claim Mini) Prisoners.
Pretoria, April 21. — President
Kruger has received, through President Steyn, an official report sent
by Gen. Dowel under date of April
20 to the effect that the latter still
surrounds Gen. Brabant's forces at
Wepener and had captured 115
prisoners, including the chief artillery officers. The report adds that
the British from Aliwal arc destroying farm bouses.
The Irish brigade paraded this
morning in front of President Kru-
ger's house and tbe president made
a speech to I hem.
Ilellel Mi.mm Come Tomorrow.
London, April 21.—Gen. Cherm-
side's and Gen. Bundle's divisions
were only 50 miles from Wepener
yesterday, and unless unfortunate
difficulties arise, they should be
getting into touch today with the
little colonial force, which is besieged, and by tomorrow have ac-
complishished its relief, the two
divisions being overwhelmingly superior to the Boer forces.
As governor of flic Free State,
Mai-Gen. Pretty-man is organizing a
corps of mounted police and dividing tbe country   into   sections to be
administered by commissions, probably army officers,
Lieut.-Col, Girounrd, director of
railroads, is forming a railroad
corps with prospect  of permanent
employment.   Many of the colonials
have joined.
Methtteu Beiuilses Hoer Attack
Boshof, Orange Free State, April
21.—At midday yesterday General
Mcthuen's field force at Swartzkop-
jesfontein was ordered to return to
Boshof. Its convoy extended over
six miles and with the escort took
up a position on a hill commanding
the road just in the nick of time, as
a force of 2000 Boers, wi'.ti two
guns and a pom-pom, suddenly appeared <n the vicinity and fired
heavily. The British however held
them in check until the column
reached a point of safety, when they
retired. The British had several
casualties. The Boers fought determinedly and must have advanced
to within 300 yards of the hill,
whence a concealed detachment of
the British opened a heavy fusilade
on them..
Bracing Up Boers With Lies,
Kimberly, April 20.—Boer official notices have been found placarded at Campbell and elsewhere,
saying that in the recent battles the
Boers captured 18,000 troops, 18
cannon and 800 wagons,and setting
forth that the burghers were full of
valor, that the outlook was bright,
and saying confirmation bad been
received of the report that Russia
had invaded India with two and a
half million men. Another official
Boer notice appoints Gen. Lieben-
burg to command Griqualand West,
and warns all burghers to join under
penalty of punishment in accordance
with the martial law of the Free
State.
Canadian Dead and Wounded.
Toronto, April ai.—A Globe
special from Bloemfontein says:
"Private J. McMillan of Winnipeg,
an artificer, who came here with
the second contingent and was attached to the Thirty-eighth company of the army service corps,died
today (April 20). The following
were sent to England by the steamer Austral on April 5: Color Sei-
geant Thompson, Privates Lehman, Finch-Smiles, Beach and Carter of the Western company; Private Rae of the Toronto company;
Privates Craig and Maentette of
the London company; Private
O'Connell of the Ottawa company;
Privates Johnston, Durant, Frand-
shaw and McFarland of the New-
Brunswick company. Most of
these men were wounded in the
ghting at Paardeberg.
NEWS FROM NOME
Scarcity of Wood the Great Question in
the Arctic Gamp.
THE   SI LTAN'S   NEW     STANII-OFF
He Denies That   Amerlimi   Clulmuiits
Arc Preferred Creditors.
Washington,April 23.—The state
depaitmcnt has received through
Lloyd Griscom, the United States
charge at Constantinople, the reply
of the Turkish government to
the latest representations of the
United States touching the American missionaries' claims.
It is gathered that the very brief
outlines of the Turkish response
cabled from Constantinople, to the
effect that American claimants must
take their position along with those
of other nations, do not convey accurately tbe tenor of the whole note,
though it is admitted that it does
set out clearly one portion of it.
The opinion prevails in diplomatic
circles here that, assuming that the
Turkish government has insisted on
including the Americans' claim with
the others, it has played a diplomatic card of some strength, as it
places the United States in a position of seeking to extort better
terms from the Turks than are to
be accorded to the claimants oi
other nations.
The state department has determined not to abandon the preferential position respecting its claims
that it h is secured through the sultan's own promises, so it is anticipated that an energetic response to
this last note will he sent to tbe
porh. through Mr. Griscom,
110\ 1 lis    tn iiiM.it    CHRISTIANS.
■'oreiieu Waralitps soul i« Sunprosi the
Chinese Fanatics.
Tientsin) April 13. Members of
the  Boxers   Society   on   Saturday
masacred many Chinese Cat Indies
near Pao Ting l-'u in the province ol
Pe Chi Li, southwest of Ticnstin.
Ihe German gunboat litis arrived
at Taku Saturday, Cither foreign
war vessels have lelt for those
waters,
Victoria, B. C, April 21.—C. P.
Dam and Capt. Hecklman of Nome,
formerly of Seattle, who left there
January 24, and came by the Kat
mai route, arrived in Victoria as
passengers on the Cottage City this
morning. They brought out the
U. S. mail and completed the last
stage of their journey in company
with J. D. Morgan and John Fredericks, also from Nome, but formerly of San Francisco, who had
left fully a month in advance of
them.
It has been a quiet winter at
Nome, according to Mr. Dam, and
while there has been considerable
scratching of the country in all directions, no really notable new discoveries have been reported since
the last advices from the camp were
sent forward.
The great difficulty of the Nome
camp has been during the now ending winter, and still is, tbe scarcity
of fuel. The cold is piercing and
the problem of getting sufficient
wood to keep the cabin holders
from freezing has become very
erious. For miles east and west-
of Nome all the wood had been
gathered up before January and
consumed, and miners' meetings
were talked of for the purpose of
compelling a sharing up by those
who thriftily had gathered a store
of wood, when it was available for
the purpose of ground thawing.
Stealing from the piles having
grown common, it had become the
practice, even before Mr. Dam
started out, for the wood owners to
mount guard day and night,
rifle in hand, over their
property. The current price
of beach wood on January 20 was
S40 and $50 a cord (of most inferior
quality), while coal was quoted at
from $125 to Si50 per ton. There
is a fortune in it for tbe first steamer
that lands fuel in the camp this
spring.
Good reports continue to reach
Nome from the Port Clarence district, Norman Smith, the United
States deputy mineral and land
surveyor, and Charles L. Cole be
ing among the latest to return from
the port. Each had staked and
recorded a number ol claims.
At Norton Bay, Christmas was
followed by a series of tragedies.
These included the killing of a man
named Wright, and the slow death
by starvation and cold of another
named Keyser, the disappearance
of a third, Scott, and the accidental
death of Haines, a fourth.
The Cottage City brought upwards of forty passengers, many of
whom were from Dawson, having
left there as late as the third of the
present month.
DAY AND NIGHT
The Struggle Near Wepener Continues
in Rain Storms.
luiM/oii* Among lite Hoers.
London, April 21.—A letter from
a nurse in a hospital at Capetown
says the medical officers, for sanitary reasons, forced a number ol
Hoer prisoners to bathe in tbe river
behind the hospital. Several of them
absolutely refused to strip and,
when forced to do so, it was found
they were women in men's clothes.
The writer adds "quite a number of
tbe dead on battlefields have been
found to be women similarly disguised and, worse than this, it has
often been these women who were
guilty of atrocities, killing the
wounded,    etc.,    mentioned  in   tin.
dispatches."
Boer Camp, Thahanchu, Orange
Free State, April 27—Fighting continues d;iy and night at Jammers-
burg drift. The English trenches
are so full of rain that the men have
been obliged every now and then to
clamber to the banks, only to be
shot down. The Boers were so
drenched on Saturday that they
were unable to sleep, so they started
a debate on the subject of the good
to be derived from virtue and courage. The discussion lasted most ot
the night, shells at intervals interrupting the speakers.
Robertson's lower mill is reported
to have been captured April 21, and
it is said that the Cape mounted
rifles have lost during the siege 120
out of 500 men. The British prisoners defy tbe . burghers to capture
Colonel Dalgetty's camp, even if the
British arc not reinforced. A surprising number of relatives are fighting on opposite sides  at   Wepener.
Hon movement Fails.
Wakkerstroom, April 22.—Evening.—After yesterday's shelling, it
was expected that the Boers would
open again, but Colonel Brabazon,
with the yeomanry, made a thorough scout to tbe left. The Boers
endeavored to turn the British right,
but the movement was detected by
the yeomanry and mounted infantry,
and the guns opened fire and drove
them off, greatly extending the position. None of tbe Boers' guns
were in action. There were no
Btitish casualties. Many of the
Boers are moving southward.
»i..ii v i- oi Hoer movements.
New York, April 2$. — Isaac N.
Ford cables to tbe New York
Tribune from London:
"Light has been thrown upon
the mysterious opetations in the
southeastern section of the Free
State. The Boers have been less
intent upon ridding the main British line of communications than
upon holding possession of the
granaries between Wepener and
Ficksburg, and drawing off General
Roberts' forces from a direct advance northward. They have from
Wepener to Harrismi'.h a base well
stocked with good supplies and
well suited for guerilla warfare.
Reports of the strength of their
forces in the mountainous districts
are exaggerated, but with the advantage of a hilly country and roads
impassable for British artillery, a
few commandos 1 nn do much to
harass the flank ol General Roberts'
army. It now seems probable that
General Roberts has adapted himself to these tactics and, without
abandoning his direct line ol advance, may swep the eastern border as he goes and carry out a wide
turning movement. Otherwise the
relief oi Wepener would have been
left to Brabant and Hart, who are
advancing northward through Koux-
i villa.
Two strong divisions are ap-
I proaching Wepener through Dewetsdorp and it is conjectured that
there may be another one headed
directly toward Ladybrand. The
Hritisb preparations are made on so
large a scale that i*Ik- relief oi the
small colonial force at Wepener is
likely to prove an incident rather
than the main motive. When tho
garrison has been rescued, Ladybrand may be occupied and Picks-
burgapproached, The huge British force will be in the right quarter
for turning the  Ventersburg-Sene-
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clearing the eastern frontier."
London, April 23.—General Rundle is evidently advancing towards
Wepener, every step being closely-
contested by the Boers. From the
republican side, there is a good deal
of interesting news today. A Tha-
banchu dispatch, dated April 20, reports the arrival there of Commandants Dewets and Villiers and an attack upon 3000 British under General Gatacre. The latter, of course,
is a misstatement, and probably
General Rundle is referred to. The
British, it is added, occupy some
kopjes, but their left wing was
driven back. The Boer loss was
one killed and five wounded.
Ilrl tinli Patrol < nptured.
From Brandfort comes the news
that on April 21 a British patrol of
ten men ventured to that place
and suffered the loss of one killed
and two men captured, including
a Free Stater, who was leading
tbe party.
A Pretoria dispatch dated April
21 says the latest official news was
that fighting was proceeding within
half an hour's march of Dewetsdorp
with no recruits.
To Take Cure of Boer  I'rUonerx
The Transvaal government, it is
iidded, is to be allowed to send a
clergyman to St. Helena, and also
a neutral consul to watch the interests of the prisoners, in the same
manner as Mr, Adelbert Hay guards
tbe interests ot tbe British in Pretoria.
A proclamation has been issued,
prohibiting the working of tbe
mines on Sunday, and inflicting
punishment on managers paying
over a pound a month to natives.
From Ladysmith todav comes a
dispatch saying all is quiet and that
Boer guns are silent.
Mo \ ewe ol' Hubert*' Advauee.
There is nothing from Bloemfontein to indicate the progress of the
preparations for the main   advance.
At Capetown a government contractor named Ball has been arrested for harboring three escaped
Boer prisoners, dressed as clergymen. The prisoners were sent
back to Simonstown, whence they
bad escaped.
< aiiadlanit Are with  H0I111I-.
Toronto, April 23.—The Globe's
correspondent with the first contingent cables from Bloemfontein under date of April 21 as follows:
"The Canadians moved this afternoon to Springfield, six miles east
of this place. John A. F.wan has
arrived here."
Ewan is the Globe correspondent
with the second Canadian contingent. His arrival at Bloemfontein
indicates that the second contingent
will take part in the movement toward Pretoria, which lias probably
commenced.
Hospital Snip .Maine Arrive*.
Southampton, April j;v —The
United States hospital ship Maine
arrived here from South Africa this
afternoon, unexpectedly early, with
Lady Randolp Churchill on board.
immediately after the vessel was
moored, ihe Xetley and other officers
boarded the Maine, acd within an
hour .ill the wounded men were removed in ambulances and placed on
board a train bound lor Netley.
A Hill lor 10,000 Army Home*.
Chicago, 111,, April ai.—An
English army captain and a special
commissioner called upon a firm ol
horse dealers at the stock yards
yesterday to ascertain what they
would charge for 10,000 horses for
the English government for service
in South Africa, The firm submitted estimates in the neighborhood
of $100,000, and they were sent to
England by cable.
Toronto, April 21.—The imperial
officers sent out to purchase remounts for the army in South Africa are meeting with success and
expeel to have tbe firstconsignment
ready for shipment from Montreal
by May 1.
TRUST1NR0BERTS
No One Questions Justice of His Criti-
cifm of Buller.
London, April 21. — It is marvellous to note the wholeheartedness
of the English public trust in
Lord Roberts in bis criticism regarding the engagement at Spion
Kop. Not one paper has attached
to his criticism of General Buller—
his predecessor in the command—
one iota of unfairness or sell-interest. This, perhaps, is explained by
the universal recognition of the fact
that the field marshal has little to
p,ain by this campaign, and that be
gave up all to which long and brilliant service entitled him, in order to
serve his country. Whatever the
outcome of the Boer war, Lord Roberts' name would stand in England's military annals as one of tbe
most successful and best-loved of
her commanders. This fact is ever
before the public, and they believe
their commander-in-chief in South
Africa to be miles above any jealousies or rivalries that might actuate
other generals.
Democratic' Kin;; OWtt
The visit of King Oscar oi Sweden to England, though undertaken
incognito, has attracted a surprisingly small amount of interest. Tbe
spectacle of that monarch—burly,
despite his 71 years, and standing
head and shoulders above bis fellows—pushing his way past the station barricades to shake hands with
the Swedish workmen, who bad
cheered him as he entered the London depot, can for impulsiveness be
scarcely exceeded in the actions of
the most democratic ruler.
Turkey Bii)lu*i III**, lain*.
The possibility of trouble between
the United States and Turkey has
attracted passing comment in England, though the average newspaper
reader is much more interested iu
the Croton dam situation. In connection with the former subject, tbe
Birmingham Post is responsible for
the statement that Turkey has
placed several important commissions with the Krupps, to be completed before the end of the year,
which include better machine guns
than are at present used by any
European power, and 10,000 mau-
sers, which, immediately upon their
receipt, will be delivered to the
Turkish first army corps.
Spain SltOWl Ilin.Ki-lii
Spain is apparently seared by a
post helium publication showing
how many authorities though! the
United States would have been well
advised immediately to attack the
Canaries, for Premier Silvela's ministry is now sending to these islands
a number of heavy guns for defensive purposes. One ol the mosf
frequent comments heard in English naval circles is thai America
should have captured the Canaries
ill the outbreak of the Spanish war.
II I.OOin   WIIKS  WORK IN Ll /.ON
Bngllali Capture Camphor Monopoly!
Taconvi, April 83.—-Oriental advices iust received state that Samuel
& Co., an English firm, have outbid
Americans and other foreign firms,
and secured the   Formosa camphor
monopoly for ten years.
Americana  Accounted lb*   lono i-iii-
pinoN With Slight l.i'-i*.
Manila, .April j;,.—The last week
has been the bloodiest of the war
since the first day's lighting around
Manila. Authentic reports, mostly
official, show ii total of 378 Filipinos
killed, 12 officers and 244 men captured and many more wounded.
The number of them i*> hard to
guess. Considering that the Filipinos entire!) hick hospital facilities,
ii great majority of the wounded will
die.
Probably the week's work finished
1,000 insurgents. The American
total loss was five killed, 16 wounded. Two sergeants and one priv.aie
were killed in ambushes, while
escorting provision trains.
MISCELLANEOUS   NOTES,
Competition between lilies is
growing too hi t iov comforf when
it leads to dynamite plots like thnl
iit Buffalo.
Judge Spinks has void the l>. *-'.
No, j in Summit camp to Jonathan
Millet and J. I!. Mi Laren, ol Vancouver, for $5000, K
tin. DRILL, SLOCAN, B. <-'., A.PRTL 27, 1900.
THE SLOCAN DRILL
ta :-i-bUoHEU r.vr-iiV riuu.vY at
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subsequent Insertion.
Transient advertisements at same nitus
as legal advertising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents u line
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Commercial Hates made known upon
application.
The Subscription is $•_' per year, St.icily in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Till'. fjLOCAK DRILL,
Slooan, B. C.
DRILL   POINTS.
Ji^h stones are in circu-
FK1DAY, APRIL 27th, 1900.
EMTOUIAL   CKOITINUS.
The scene of labor troubles has
been moved from flic Slocan to Nanaimo, where the Dunsmuir miners
are on strike for more pay. Here is
nn opportunity for Smith Curtis to
get in his auger.
John Houston has announced himself as a candidate for Nelson at the
provincial elections, He is an anti-
party man. The people of Nelson
appear to ho in the Czar's favor, but
what will become of Joseph when
John goes to Victoria ?
The Drill has been threatened
with a deluge of political effusions
from various sources. Don't waste
your energies, excited quill pusher,
as the office boy is overworked now
in piling away rejected manuscripts.
' A persuader to the tune of ten cents a
, jinc would cause it slight relaxation
of the prohibitive restrictions,but not
otherwise.
Eaoh week witnesses greater activity in the Slocan and more mines in
operation. The Four Mile camp will
once moic be in full swing after the
1st of May, Businessmen feel hap*
pier, the miners are contented, the
'.mine-owners urbane and pleasant,
and even the C.P.R. officials appear
more comfortable. "What a contrast
to the past winter.
The chaotic condition of the provincial political arena lias been somewhat cleared up during the week.
Numerous candidates have been nominated by their supporters and more
interest is being evinced in the contest. So far the mass of opinion seems
to be against the introduction of party
lines. Some shape is being taken in
the situation in the Sloean riding.and
it looks very much as If it would re-
"solve itself into a three cornered
fight at least.
Seine tall
latton.
Percy Dickenson will bo here by
the 2nd of Jlay.
Several well-defined jags were in
evidence of late,
Commercial men arc seen more
frequently in Slocan.
Tuesday night a social dance was
held in the .Music Hall.
B. J. Fell made a special trip to
the Smuggler this week.
Eggs are selling at eastern prices
here: three dozen for 50 cents.
La grippe has been epidemic of
late, claiming a host of victims.
Blake Wilson, of Nelson, was a
welcome visitor to Slocan Tuesday.
An eight-pound rainbow trout was
caught in the river Tuesday by a fly.
A pile, driving outfit arrived Monday from Nelson for use nt the wharf
here.
"When finished, Mrs. Blench will
have one of the neatest residences in
town.
J. Hue's residence has been adorned by the painter's brush during the
week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Thompson returned from their honeymoon on Saturday.
John Bonter, mate of the Slocan,
has been oil' duty this week through
illness.
Bobby Allen lias his full pack train
here now and ready for the season's
business.
The Nelson Tribune was singed by
lire Tuesday night. It issued as usual,
however.
A carload of const flooring, ceiiinp;,
sash and doors just arrived. McCal-
lum & Co.
Gold Commissioner Turner has returned to Nelson from his visit to the
Old Country.
J. (.1, McCiilliim's cottage has been
under the painter's hands this week.
It looks well.
J. (I. McCallnm will erect a new-
residence closer to the business portion next month.
T. D. Woodcock & Co. have had
their block under Billy Kerr's skillul
brush this week.
Slonn Bros, will improve the old
Victoria premises on Dclauey avenue
by a nobby fence.
James H. Ashdown, the noted
Winnipeg hardware man, was In
town during the week.
Married, in Naknsp. on April 22,
by tho Rev. ('  IT. Fates, Mrs. L. A.
Snowman to A. S. Blundln.
Bruce White, manager of the Mol
ly Gibson, and wife, pass d through
here Wednesday tor Sandon.
John Keen, of Kaslo, is a candidate
\ for the coining elections, as a Btralght
Conservative and the business men's
nuinincc.
: for Hie nomination of alaborcandi
; date in this riding. They went U|
1 yesterday "morning.
To Kent.—I am prepared to fix up
I at short notice a five or seven-roomed
house, at Brandon, for a desirable
tenant. Water connections; rent
reasonable. Will sell on easy terms.
av. ll. Brandon.
J. Sloan is superintending the operations of the first incubator in the
Blocan and it is working well. Close
to 300 eggs arc in course of transformation, so that the poultry supply for
the winter is assured.
On Hay 80 and 31 the first, synod
of the new Anglican diocese of Kootenay Will be held at Nelson for the
drafting of a constitution ami bylaws
and the selection of a bishop. Naknsp
New Denver ar.d Slocan will be represented.
Angus Mclnncs, mining recorder
at New Denver, and his family spent
Sunday in town. He states the Lucerne is filling up with people, considerable bulldlnggoiogon and more
in sight, while the outlook oi the town
is better than ever.
I.
&
Leave Your Order With
aeaegggaacti 14 .o-rr
SLOCAN, B. C.
Dealers in Groceries, Pro=
visions, Boots, Shoes,
and Clothing.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable* Kates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at tho
Office:
MAIN STKEKT, SLOCAN.
G-wiiliin & Jolmson,
MINING  ENGINEERS
AND ASSAVEUS.
Slocan, - - B. C
J. I. Mill
ii
B. A. Sc.
The practical ethics ol socialism
arc making great headway in tin-
west. Hugh John Macdonald Is
spreading its tenets, perhaps unconsciously, in Manitoba, and every
platform in sight in durown provincial political lumber yard Is full
charged with .in- same, commendable
'material. Our politicians are imbibing the socialistic ozone In large
doses, for they know it is the elixir
of life to this and coming generations,
'.Public franchises for the public and; tor tho <hn
freedom for all are powerful levers
with the masses.
Billy Callanan arrived In town during tho week. Since his raise mil of
tin- Molly Gibson he has been touring
tto States.
Provincial Land Sur=
veyor & Mining
% Engineer,
slogan, - -        B. c.
•X3Q.O IE3\xXjL7
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited. [
SLOCAN, B. C.
Notiooo
The auniversarv parade of Slocan
Lodge No. 40,1.O.O.F. "ill bo held on
Sunday, April 'J'.'tb, 19,0, to the Presbyterian church. Tbe brethren will meet
at the hall. Main street, at 2 o'clock
■harp. Visiting brethren cordially invitee!.
J.T. BEAUOHESNE, N.<
The Mvroutt Branch
OF THE W.C.T.U,, SLOCAK,
Meets tho second Thursday of each
month, at 3 p.m.   Next meeting
in.the Presbyterian church.    All
meetings open to those wishing
to join.
Mus. \v. J. AXDRSW8,   Mbs. T. B, Ham.
President.       Cor. Secretary.
H. D. CURTIS,
Notary
Public.
Mines,   Real Estate
nncc, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles
nished.
Slocan,
A. David,
THE HINER'S TAILOR,
For a Nice Spring Suit.       Perfect  Fit  Guaranteed.      We use o iiy .
Trimmings and tho Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN-        Three Doors South of Postoniq.,
3D. EC IRoToertson,
Dealer in
Furniture, Carpets,
Linoleums, Etc., Etc.
ft Best of MUni .stays Kepi is SlJ
Insnr-
Fur-
B. C.
The lake has risen rapidly during
the week, and the railway transfer
apron luis lo be pushed up every
other day
Several carloads of old rails have
been placed as ballasl on the track
to the railway  slip, owing to the rising water.
'. (leorge headed n Ashing
f three to Evans creek last
vvcelt and registered a catch ol 105
\v.
party
Slocan owes much to the operation
of the Arlington mine, as to it is
largely due the present solidarity of
the town. The management contributes directly to the welfare of the
place by purchasing supplies here,
and by employing so many men
whose earnings arc expended among
local business men. To this debt, will
be added the final completion of the
Wttch agitated wagon road to the
Arlington basin, proving of material
assistance to soorcsof likely prospi cts.
This greatly needed highway will bo
built without awaiting  the pleasure
of a cnprlcious government.   Blocan
would like to have, several more. Arlington* assisting her progress and
'growth.	
The purifiers ol the voters' list have
been outinanoiivred by the same
law which ha.i permitted them to stir
up so much trouble. At least, their
scope for operation has become olr
cninscrlbod.   li appoars no objection
can be. Bled with Ihe collector under
thirty days' notice previous to the
sitting iithe court of revision, so thai
Bcoresoi new names sent in of Into,
will remain on the list undisturbed
by the meddlesome actions of notor
Icty seekers.  • If cour te, their \ jte
■an be challenged n\ the polls, but
that cuts little Ice,   This one (acl  i-
assured, however, the atniOSplli   ■
the Blocan has bee me sudd nlj
sharged with sul] liuro i iJ i ulntl
in,lliitiij but • mplluu ntnry i) tho
isi   .tors of luo mi ictiief,
li. ii. Lewis, C. P. R.engineer, ha-
been making frequent trips here of
late, keeping an eye on the condition
of the svuarf.
A beautifully dovi loped ease of the
jim-Jn ins found lodgment In the Das*
tile Saturday afternoon. It was an
Imported article.
Purvianee Pros., E Lomieux and
A, R. Bolderaton have greatly Improved their respective prctslsci bj
the erection of neat fences.
Mike Darraugh is among the number ol protested citizens. Mike avi rs
his vote la one of tho family heirlooms
and he prizes it above worth,
As an evidence of llOW Tut: Dnii.i.
is prospering, it may be cited that
seven subscribers wero attached to
the honor roll on Wednesday,
Charles Wilson, loader of the Con*
orvatlvo party in this pr<>\ Incoj has
written, stating th.it ho hopes to bo
hero hortly to nddrci b the clcctoi s,
Next Sunday Afternoon tho Oddfellow • will hold their annual church
parade to the Presbyterian church,
l'e\. ('. |-'. i'atcs being the preacher.
Various causes tended to make last
Tuesday night's mci ting of the Social
Science Club sllmly attended. Phc
subject of debate was udjourm d for a
week.
Rev. Mi ■ rs, Roberts, of New Den
ver, and Banl ird, ol Sandon, passed
dow n Tnoi day, to sttend the district
meeting i f the Methodist ehnreh ni
Nelson.
\ largo number of mi n have been
pa sit f up   nd down the I
«'.■ i!..   Tin day i \ i nit k :i wavi of
i It;   w*i pi over thi vai    is hu
n 'own.
Vt tho Ml I       i nt
Weill     l ■-. night.Jam       irri-ll
ii -i      *3iehol  wi  - i
i
Pioneer Lively
axid Feed Stables,
Slocan,  P.. C.
General  Packing and For*
warding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
R. E. ALLEN, - Manager
J. H. Howarth,
Expert Watchmaker.
Half a century at the bench. All
kinds of artificial work repaired.
Prompt attention to watch' • i nd
and jeweleryseiit by mall or <-x
n-ess for  repairs,    full  line i f
The Slocan
City Hospital
is prepared to
receive Patients.
DR. BENTLEY,Blocan, B.C.
SLOCAN PHARMACY.
We keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Prescriptions
Carefully  Compounded.
Mail   Orders   receive prompt
and careful attention.
J. L. WHITE, DRUGGIST,
Slocan and Greenwood, B, C.
CHi PilA Mm
AND SOO LINE.
Pel ween
ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC
The direct route from
Kootenay Country
on hand. All work
press lor
Watches,  Jewclcry and Plated
Ware alwny
guaranteed.
Slocan,
Te
Point.* Last and West.
IU.
B. C
m
TINSMITH   AND  PLUMBER.
Sole Dealer in HcClary's
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Qraniteware on hand.
First-Class sleepers on  all  Trains
from bievelatokb and Kootenay
Landing.
Tourist Cars paw Medicine Hat dally
for Bt. I'aul; Sundays and Wed*
ncsdays for Toronto; Fridays
for Montreal and Boston.
Same cars pass Revelstoko one day
earlier.
MAIN ST1
KEI
'. SLOCAN.
A.
c
SLOCAN,
CONNECTIONS.
REYEL8T0KE AND  MAIN   LINE POINTS
."ie>. .- i;iiU fSfecan Oltynre*Sun I**.""
ROSSLAND, KELSON, THE  CROW'S NEST
BRANCH .\Nli BOUNDARYCODNTRVl
I2.20es Sun lv Slocan City ar ex Stan 11.80
TO \ND PROM ,si.o('AN'   LAKE POINTS!
0.00ex Bun lv Slocan City arex Sun 11,80
12.00 ox Ban lv Blocan OityarexSun 16.00
TO AND I'UoM BANDONl
12.00ex Sun lv Slocan Cll y arex Sun ll
.30
Ascertain rates and full Informatkm.by
addressing tho nearest local agent, or—
GEO. T. MOI'R,
Agent, Sloean City
\v. l". Andoraon, Tray. Pass, Agt.,Nelson
.) Coyle, A (i.P. Agent, Vancouver.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
1 ). A mot,
GENERAL MERCHANT.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
in Flour, Hay and Feed ot all Kinds.
riain Streel   Slocan.
let ms Cash.
Furniture manufactured
and General Jobbing
attended to with promptitude.
SLOCAN,
B.   C.
Tlie
"Victoria, Hotel,
SLOCAN,  B.  C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the flarket.
THOHAS SLOAN, Pro
Tlxe
^rlixigton
Hotel
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHING & HENDERSON, - Propriety
Hotel
Roy a 1
;locan,
B.   C.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Count
Headquarters for Mining Men. The Bar
richly slocked and the Dining Room Al.
THOMAS LAKE. '
I he
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
licit if Jeff
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for th
who tarry within a while with him.
N HOUSE
SLOCAN, B. C.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past its  door <
you are dry, weary or hunj:
A. E. TEETER,
Proprietor
IcCallutn c& C
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
Wg Have Just Opil a Lane stock ol Ne«
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
Blacksmith Coal.
Main   Street, - «• Sloca,M.

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