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THE
VOL. L, No. 43.
SLOCAN,   15.   C,   JANUARY   25,   liiOl.
fim L'Ett ANNUM*
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quiokly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
A. YORK
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Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
HEADQUARTERS FOR NEW GOODS.
flack inaws,
Pants,
Hats & Caps,
Sweaters, Etc.,
Underwear, .  Heavy Shirts,
Boots & Shoes,       Collars & Ties
Rubber Goods,        White Shirts
Colored Shirts
Hudson Bay 4-point Blankets.
Our groceries always fresh and of lhe best.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co.. General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinnev, 11. C.
J
SLOCAN,  B.  C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the flarket.
ALEX. STEWART, Prop.
.Air ling-ton
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
The
Hotel Slocan
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Sled ai Personal Mmw\ of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
WILSON HOUSE,
SLOCAN, B. C.
Is reached by any trail or road
**hajt runs .Into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
TRANSFER   IS BONDED
W.   A.
IIAKVEV     SKCWIiRS   IT   OX    A
WOKKINIi HON I).
A. E. TEETER,
Proprietor.
The I* inssi'.-s rincsisl sit *:.(>,(lis,s asisl tss
Huss for Elglstoi'si Missstliri-Work lo
1'oiiissiossnn iss Mil roll -His Msm lis 1st*
Kept loiiMiissiily Kraployad.
The first of what is confidently expected to be a long list of niininj*
deals for the year was put throng"*
on Friday Purt, when W. A. Harvey,
acting for eastern parties, secured a
working bond on tlie Transfer group
of claims. Chnrljv Barber and Jas.
Farrell were the principals appearing
in the deal, and the figures involved
arc set at $T)0,()30. Under the terms
ofthe bond $13,000 is to be paid on
November 15 next, isnil the balance
made In equal payments every succeeding four months till Nov. 15,11)02,
when the full ainount must be paid
up and tlio bills of sale given. Work
irill commence the middle of March
and not less than six miners must be
kept steadily employed during tlie
life of the bond.
The group is one of the most promising in the camp and consists of the
Transfer, Sunrise fraction, Kingston
mid True Blue claims. They are
situated on the south side of Springer
creek, opposite tlie Arlington, and
overlapping the .summit. There arc
two veins on the property, the main
one being 3J feet in width, with
characteristics similar to the Arlington. Many persons claim tho Trans
fer lead to bo identical with tlutit
the Arlington. The oro streak is IU
feet in width, being as yet a concentrating proposition. About 140 feet
of drifting has been done on tho lead
and it looks most promising. Farther up the hill a 10 foot shaft shows
up a nice streak of galena, carrying
copper pyrites. Other openings have
been made on thc vein, all bavins
more or less mineral in sight.
The other vein Is over eight feet in
width and has been caught iu several
places on the summit. Lt is more >••
ri gold-bearing proposition and glv<jr>
excellent value.;. A.50-foot shaft en
ihe Kingston els m has a four-foot
•it \ streak of on*, while various other
openings on the lead ha ,'e cut the
ore body. Taking the group together
i*. is advantagcou-iy situated, close
to the wagon road oh Springer creek,
a good trail connecting the two. l!
has thc earmarks of a mine and Is
certain to make a big proposition.
I'lie bonders will commence a new
drift lower down on this side and will
spend money freely in opening up
the property. New buildings will be
erected and development carried on
In a thoughtful manner.
all values. Then comes a four-inch
streak carrying $110 rock. On the
footwall is a seam, eight inches wide,
giving values of $150, About $40 of
this is gold and the balance silver,
Fivo men are employed on the pro
perty, but in the spring this number
will ijc increased.
IKON IIDIlSi; DKVEI-OPMENT.
Aliiiiidisut  Funds  Seemed to  Work the
Property.
That tho Burlington Mining Co,,
which bonded the Iron Horse group,
Ten Mile, has been successful in
raising funds to develop the property
is shown  by the appended extract
from the Pittsburg Post, of recent
date:
Pittsburg capital, to the extent of
almost half a million dollars, has
been secured for thc purpose of developing new silver territory, located
in the Slocan district, West Kootenay,
British Columbia.   W. D. Wrighter,
and Ii. T.. Kingsbury, mining experts, which bore out their ideas.
Mr. Wrighter then caiuc east, in an
effort to secure backing, with which
to begin thc development ofthe property.
According to the reports of the experts there is a broad vein of rich,
paying ore running directly through
the property to be opened up. The
paystreak is said to bo at least a foot
wide, of which at least 8 inches is
clean mineral, giving assays of close
to 200 ounces. In addition to the silver, the ore carries a large amount of
lead and zinc. The property is tho
extension of the now famous Enterprise mine, which is considered to be
one of the finest lead-silver properties in the northwest. It is about
eight miles from Sloean lake, and is
reached by a well-built wagon road.
There is also sufficient water and
timber in abundance,
In(leased Fur™ un Neepawa.
On Monday  eight  men went up
from here to work on the Neepawa,
The Message of Grief.
The news of thc Queen's death was received here with every
*| manifestation of grief and woe, and in a short time flags were hung
\ at half mast and drapings of ercpe shown all over town. The lirst
intimation of Her Majesty's serious illness was conveyed in Monday's
papers and great anxiety was expressed by her subjects,than whom
there are no more loyal anywhere. When the s:.d intelligence was
received Tuesd y morning that tlie end had come, a. great grief fell
upon the people, the dark cloud of which will t ke many days to
dissipate. Slocan has given of her sons to fight thc Empire's battles
in aputh Africa and was proud to share in the privilege with other
9 parte of thc land;and now her citizens feel drawn closer to thc
'"" Mother Land in this her hour of dire distress. God Save the King
will iind a heartfelt endorsation here, but King Edward VII. cannot
fox years to come hope to occupy the place in thc hearts of his subjects so entirely filled by his sainted and God-fearing mother, Good
Queen Victoria. Appended is a beautiful poem on the Message of
Gritf from the pen of R. T. Anderson, and its pathos will waken a
responsive throb in every British heart:
OUR   ORE  SHIPMENTS
SUBSTANTIAL   SHOWING   MADE   BY
THIS   IHVISttON.
Last Year'si Shipments' Were 8347 Tons—
A Healthy Uvlds-nce ot tlsss Life and
Wtmllh sir tin' Cisissis -Arlington tlse
IllKgckt Shipper.
Tn;o properties figure in the ore
shipments this week, the Enterprise
with 40 tons and thc Arlington with.
80 tons. The former has sent out W)
tons for tho month, but should now
be in a position to largely increase its
output owing to the etrike In the No.
2 workings. A special shipment of a
car of picked ore is to be made from
the Arlington in a jfew days, which
will run away up. So far the mine
has exported 270 tons, while the total
for the division is 390 tons. Sacks
were sent up to the Speculator yesterday In order to commence shipments, and thc Black Prince and
Bondholder will have a car each nexx
week.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, mado
up froth 10 properties. Following is
a list of thc shipments this \ ear to
dale:
JUNK. WEEK. TOTAF,.
Arlington  80               270
Enterprise  40              88
Two Friends  'IO
Black Prince '  20
l$> 390
V & SI (ienentl Heating.
Thursday night last a general
meeting of the shareholders in the V
it M Mining Co. was held in Vancouver. T. J. Smith, secretary, | resented a statement of the operations
of the concern lo date, which was
accepted. The election of officers re
suited in M. Costello being chosen
president, Dr. I.ungis vice president,
T. J. Smith secretary-treasurer, and
E. J. Deacon and 11. W. Kent on the
advisory board. The company's
property Is the well known V & M
group, on Twelve .Mile, now bain**
operated Under the management of
O. W. Harrington. Encouraging reports are received and it has been
decided to commence shipments on
Feb, 15, sending out one car per
month. The ore will be sent to Trail,
treatment ch rges having been sat
isfactori'y arranged. Tho ore is in
demand, owing to its first class fluxing composition.
or Uniform Kletmtis.
Paul Hauck, one of thc lessees on
the Bondholder, was here on Satur
day, getting a sample assay on 10
tons of ore just taken out. Tho ro
turns were 225:86 oz. silver, showing
that thc values arc holding uniform
throughout,the last car having given
224 oz. In a week the. lessees will
have out their third car, ns the work
Is progressing without a hitch. The
chuto is holding to a foot in width at
the breast and there is no break in
the stopes. A peculiarity of the ore
chute is seen in the No 1 stopo, where
lhe mineral is standing up in the
wash fully six feet above the country
rock, which had broken away on
either side.
Thsi risiMsiU StrUte,
T. S. Dunbar, manager of the Phoenix, is in high feather these days
over tho strike made on that pro-
lorty last week.   The ledge  Is five
Woe in Ilia Heart of Britain,
A.i;'. oVer the whole wide world,
Wherever thi' !W» of the Knipiro
Evi r have been iinfurle-i.
Lfst1*?§S Ffioari 11 n.:*? .ire ilroupflij*.
Hang at a low half mast,
For ti.e (.'ri'iite't fr'nul of tbe Empire now
lias out of the Empire passed.
Sixty years and more—
The length of her sovereign reign ;
Peace, nnd little of war,
And much of a nation's gain.
Sadness over tho nalion.
And under tlio sen-1 'tis sped—
The message, that tells to Jhitons
The word that their Queen is dead.
Sadly the news is taken
By hard, bronzed men afar;
From up in Ihe land of the Midnight Sun
To under thu Southern Star.
Rich in a people's love,
Throned in the heart of a race;
Hope fixed high above,
Queen in a queenly place.
Canada hears the message,
In cities that throb with life,
And the pang Comes home to her people,
Sharp as a cutting knife.
And swift away to the westward
Flashes the news a?ain,
O'er prairies, and foothills, and mountains and lakes,
To sadden the hearts of men.
Gentle of hand and heart,
Firm, with a royal will;
Queen, with a queenly art,
Blest with u womanly akill.
Over the earth it passes,
Swift as a thought to roach
Lands that an* little Opened,
Men with an alien Bpe ch.
Red men and black men hoar it,
Aud, half in awe, they tell
How the "Great Mother'' has gone Bwiry
Prom the children who loved her well.
Glorious, Heavenly lot,
NaUght of the 1'arth'g decay ;
A kingdom that fadeth not,
Nor crown that shall puss away.
MINKS   AND   MINING.
Working bonds and lenses are being sought on a number of local properties.
The lessees on the Black Prince
expect to solid out anotuer car of oro
next week.
Oscar McMillan is kept busy raw-
hiding to and from the Black Prince
and landholder.
An ore car aud a train load of supplies were taken up to the Phcenix
on Tuesday afternoon.
Negoiiatior.s are\i*'."cr w'>'/ for the
bonding of T. .1. Lloyd's group of
claims adjoining the, Ottawa.
Half a carload of ore from thc
Bondholder has been brought down
to the tloek, ready for shipment.
One of TV. Koch's teams brought
down 8i tons of sacked ore from tho
Arlington, this week, in one load.   .
The shaft on thcSpcculator is down
40 feet, and ore is coming in freely.
It looks as if they wero on top of a
big chute.
.The approaching season promises
to be the best Ten Mile has yet seen.
Enquiries arc being made relative to
a number of properties.
A. York and W. T. Shatford havo
received the Marpole quarter interest in the Two Friends from the sheriff, lie having suld thc samo on Monday.
M. Mourgucs,cngiiieerof the Chapleau, has returned from Paris, ami
confirms the statement that a deal id
on between his property and thc
Kilo.
Thc Nelson smelter is adding to its
machinery and in a week or so will
be able to handle double the amount;
of wet ore now treated, There is an
abundant supply of mineral offering.
Hugh Sutherland states he wiB
make things hum on tho Evening
Star group, Dayton creek, in the
spring. He purposes running i" a
long crosscut to tap thc lead below
the main shaft.
{(•Mir lag 1,1.' • 1-smIk*'*
LomonQ-eek, B.C.,.Tan.
11)01.
-P. T. Andhbson,
s"*"*crj***raa"*s*
feet iii width and was catiirht. In a
crosscut to the, right from the drift,
ore is showing in ftrlugers-through
the. entire width. On tho humrinu
wall is a seam, of quartz giving$00 in
of Spokane, Wash., representing the
owners of the property, has been  in
this city for several days past in con-
saltation with a number ol local capitalists, with the result that before
lhe latter part of the  week   he will
return to his home, backed with snf
lleient funds to enable him to proceed
ntonco with the opening of the  new
mine.  His backer.-* have, assured him
| that they Stand ready to furnish all
jthe money needed in the enterprise,
I and he has carte blanche in tho matter of securing men and supplies.
The Held is said to bo iu the 0 ntre
of a rich oro  belt, tho existence of
which has  been  proved  by  several
recent strikes that have been mads
by prospectors.   The property that
has been taken up by Pittsburg capitalists has been worked  to some, ox
tent, but lor somo years it has almost
been abandoned, owing to the lack of
funds with which to continue its do*
velO| ment,    The owners of tlie pro
perty, however, felt oni'taln thai the
ground was rich in mineral, nnd bo
cured the opinions oi ,1. II. Travel's
Martin Isaacson was in town Tuos
dav from the Standard group, which
is situated a couple ol miles northeast
ofthe town. Two men have been
, developing the property since last
Ten Mile, frank Griffiths secured ai April, with fair results. A slip in tho
new contract on the property some | ledge was encountered some time
time ago, and it is the Intention to ego and a crosscut was then i\.i).
rush through this work as soon as The indications now point to the.
possible. In about 1(K) (cot thev ex- ledge being near,»B several stringers
peCt to catch thebig ore chute shown of quartz have, been cut. The mam
in the shaft, above. The Warner drift is in 160 fect.fortu feet of which
Miller people have a bond on the there is a fine showing of ore. 1 here
group and thoy want to make a sue- are a couple of veins on the group,
cess of it.    With  Ihe striking of the! carrying both wet and dry ores, the
ore chute, development operations
will bo extended. At lho same lime
the tapping of the ore chuto will have
an Important bearing on tho creek,
and particularly that vicinity. The
lirst payment nn the bond,amounting
to 25 per cent., falls due iu March.
A ii.Miiiii.ii Compliment.
In asking to havo the addrossof
his paper changed to Peter borbugh,
Out., .). C. Shook, en route to his new
home, remarks: "Hoping you may
prosper and that TUB DRILL mav he
as groat a blessing to th" citizens of
Slocan City us even our rtlocan f 'if
Water j Llghi Co will bo "
values ot which will well repay development.
U.'ueU 1'rlsscu llulursi*.
The returns from the smelter on
the ear of ore sent out by the Black
Prince were eminently satisfactory.
The ore yielded 117 oz. lilver per ion
and the full car netted the lessees a
little over SUOO, Another car wilt
be -.-nt out in a few days, as the bulk
uf ii has been rawhldcd totlie Arlington basin. < iocd headway is lei;.;;
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Appoint Him on Board of Visitors to State Institutions.
WIPE OUT SALARIED MEN
Bishop Barker Thinks the Average
Taxpayers Good  Judge  of
Needs of Build logs
Rt. Rev. William M. Barker,
bishop of Olympia, is urging upon
the governor and the legislature a
plan of having boards ol visitors
appointed for the state institutions.
"I have been convinced of the
necessity for something like this
for a long time," said Bishop
Barker today. "The reasons for the
plan proposed are somewhat as follows:
"At present the only information
we have of the affairs of any state
institution in from the financial reports of the board of control or reports of the various superintendents. Of course these reports are
optimistic; they naturally tell all the
good things and ignore the 'shadows.'
"It would be most' hopeful to
have an opinion as to any institution from an outside source, and
further, from men who have no
voice in its management, and no
right of appointment to any office,
and no authority over the disbursement of a cent of money.
"The general government secures valuable information about
the military academy at West
Point, and the naval academy at
Annapolis, by authorizing the president to appoint a board of visitors
for each institution. The most distinguished men in the country are
glad to serve on these boards,
which spend a full week investigating and inspecting each institution.
"The members of the board receive no pay, but of course their
tiaveling expenses arepaid.
"A report is prepared by the
board and sent to the secretary of
war or the secretary of the navy,
and the recommendations of the
board find their way in the report
ofthe secretary to the president,
and appear in print in a government
document sent to every senator and
representative in congress. The
recommendations of these boards
form the basis of congressional appropriation.
"The government places the
greatest values on these reports,
and wisely so, for they are the
carefully considered advice of distinguished men ns to the method of
conducting these great schools.
These boards of visitors only give
advice. They do not control an
appointment nor the expenditure of
money.
"Why should not the state of
Washington use the same method
in dealing with our six institutions''
liow could we work this plan
here? Pass a bill authorizing the
governor to appoint a committee of
five citizens to serve as a board
of visitors for one institution. Appoint a similar committee for each
institution.
"Provide for a report to the governor every two years to be sent to
him two or three months before the
session of the legislature.
"Pay no salaries, but provide
for actual traveling expenses (this
would amount to about $1000 a
year).
"Our best citizens would be
glad to serve the commonwealth
in this way. If the best men were
chosen these reports would form
the basis of appropriation by the
Ipgislature. It the superintendent
of an institution or the board of
control could not convince such a
board of the wisdom of certain
changes, then it is fair to infer that
the members of the legislature
could not be persuaded to make the
appro priation desired.
"This plan would bring our institutions in touch   with   our best
ife. Do let us call to our assistance
the wisest men in the common-
vealth and ask them to report to
lus their views as to our public institutions. Let us have tresh air.
Why not?"
COBB1GANTO UAQK   IN   ENULANsT
CHINESE   WHO   ARE   CITIZEN*
Heeaiists* They Have Had Proper Reel-
denreln Hawaii
Attorney General Griggs, of
Washington,in an opinion rendered
upon the request ofthe secretary of
the treasury, holds, first, that a |
person born in the Hawaiian is- j
land in 1895 of Chinese parents,
who are laborers, and taken to
China with his mother in 1890, is
entitled to re-enter the territory of
Hawaii, where his father still resides; second, that the wife and
children of a Chinese person who
was naturalized in 1897, in Hawaii,
and still resides there are entitled
lo enter that territory "by virtue of
the citizenship" of the husband and
father. This opinion is based upon
the assumption that the Chinese
persons in question, born and naturalized respectively in the Hawaiian islands, were in tact, citizens
of Hawaii under the laws and regu-
ations on August 12, 1898, and
had not abandoned or lost their
rights as such.
Well Hitowss Hsu-lug   mail En Route
iss Use Other Side.
Edward Corrigan, the well known
racing man of New York,has sailed
on the steamship Lucania for England. With him wentjed and William
Waldo, the two yonng jockeys
whom Mr. Corrigan has retained to
ride his horses. Mr. Corrigan said
he was going to get everything
ready for the racing season in fen-
land, though he did not expect to
start racing before April or May.
His horses are entered for some of
the big events, including the Derby.
Besides the Waldo boys Mr. Corrigan said he would retain Spencer if
he could get a license there.
ONE OP THE   CHEAT   VIOLINISTS
KILLED BV HIS BROTHER IN LAW
Yo si is it   Fssiillsli   Reeeuled 111 Treat-
ms'ui or Ilia Meter.
A special from Vernon, B. C,
says:
Leo English, 20 years old, shot
Thomas Carson, his brother in law,
three times through the body, killing him instantly and incidently
wounding William Carson, who
was in Thomas's company, on Saturday last. The affair took place
on the street and was the outcome
of ill treatment of Mrs. Carson,English's sister, by her husband. Young
San  sfraiu'lsscaa    Hakes a Ureal  Hit
In Berlin.
Michael Ba-nner, the San Fran-
ciso violinist, appeared in a concert
before a distinguished audience at
the Beethovensaal, Berlin, with th •
Philharmonic orchestra. He played
thc Beethoven concerto, the Mendelssohn concerto and the first
movement of Brahm's concerto.
Much enthusiasm was shown,and it
is the general opinion that Banner
has developed into one of the foremost viobnists of the world.
(IT   IF   BOLIVIA*   IIEPI'BLIC
Proposition Said lo Have  Been   Hade
by Chile.
A special to the New York
Herald   from    Washington   says:
information has been received in
an official quarter in Washington
that Chile recently submitted the
astounding proposition to four
South American  governments  that
Bolivia be partitioned among them.
This proposition   was   promptly
rejected by Peru,and the Lima government, as a further sign of its dis-
English bought a   revolver  several j p|easurei has requested the Chilean
days ago,  stating  that  he feared | overnment t0   recan  ;ts  m\n\ster,
Carson would kill him.    It is   said j Custodo Vicuna,
that Carson struck English   with a I     The altitutle of Brazi|(  Argentina
club   before   the   shooting  began, j and Paraguav can   not  be  iearned,
The    deceased   had   a  club firmly j but the;r is no expectation, in   vew
clasped in   his   hand when picked Lf the determined refusal   of  Peru,
up and   with   this   weapon   he   is j that steps wi„ be caken in ,ine with
supposed     to   have   inflicted     the
wound on English's head
MAY   SllsUsBEST   AflBNIMIRN'r
II le Believed England Will Take Thle
Arllon on Treaty.
The expectation in Washington
is that the British government will
return the 'amended Hay-Paunce-
fote treaty with amendments of its
own, and it is not expected that
theseBritish an; idm;nts will be acceptable to the United States senate.
Whether or not this expectation is
based on advices from Mr. Choate
or communications from Lord
Pauncefote it is not possible to determine.
in either case the communications
must necessarily have been informal
in advance of the action of the
British government itself on the
treaty. The officials here say
frankly that they have no knowledge
of thc character of these piobable
British amendments, so it is likely
lhat the opinion that they will
be unacceptable to the senate is
based on nothing more than a general understanding as to the feeling
in the senate toward the whole
canal project on the one side and
on the other of 'he broad purpose
of the British government to avoid
a complete abandonment of the interests it has heretofore claimed and
asserted over isthmian transit.
the Chilean proposals. Bolivia is
a weak nation and could not
singly resist an attack by the troops
of any one of the nations named
with the possible exception of Paraguay, much less the united force
of several governments.
The proposition to partition
Bolivia is not the first move Chile
has made to estrange Peru and
Bolivia. During the war with
Chile an envoy was sent to the
Bolivian camp for the purpose of
inducing President Laza to abandon
his Peruvian ally, but thc attempt
was unsuccessful.
It is believed here that Chile's
proposal to partition Bolivia is due
to her desire to end the alliance
existing between that country and
Peru in order, it is said, that she
may formally take possession of the
provinces of Tacna and Arica.
CLAIMS VICTORY
IN   LONDON   MONEY HABKET
Kitchener    Doing   Considerable to the  Boers.
GIYEFAVORABLE ACCOUNT
Col. Grey With His New Zealattders
Had a Signal Success Over
the Boers,
A dispatch to the New York
Tribune from London says:
General Kitchener continues to
give favorable accounts of British
operations and his laconic reports
are summarized by the Paris correspondents.
Colonel Grey with his New Zea-
landers had a signal success over 800
Boers near Ventursburg, and Colville's victory on Vlaglaate road
has increased in importance as fresh
details are received. The Boers
are meeting serious losses, especially when they take the offensive
and attack British positions and
lines.
They are not gaining any advantage north of the Orange river,
where the British campaign has not
been interruped by the invasion of
Cape Colony.
The raiders have not made progress during the last fortnight and
the alarm has subsided at Cape
Town where the truth is perceived
that loyalty has been stimulated by
invasion and that the Cape Dutch
are now less favorable than they
were to the Boer cause.
Is is surmised in military circles
that General Dewet and General
Botha may unite their forces and
attempt to deliver a crushing blow
at some point on the line of communication between Johannesburg
and Ladysmith. The Boers are
persistent and resourceful in carrying on guerrilla warfare under tht
most unfavorable conditions, but
the ultimate failure of their supply
of ammunition must bring the war
to an end.
The response of the Yeomanry
to a second call to arms continues
to be satisfactory. Recruiting is in
progress at many points and it is
evident that the number of volunteers asked for can be easlj obtained. The war office is censured in
many quarters for having recourse
to half measures which will not produce much impression upon the
Bsier leaders. The ministeis
seem mote anxious to save money
than to convince the Boers that England is really in earnest and resolved that the war shall end only in
one way,
ON   THE   CHABsUE    OF    Ml It OF II
A Deer That Barke.
Adjutant-General Corbin of
Washington, D. C, has received
word from the commanding officer
at Dapidan. Mindanao, Philippines,
that he has in his possession a male
black t"etr of a species native to
that island, whose peculiarity it is
to bark and bay like a hound. Au-
thorit) is requested for the transportation of the strange animal to
the United States w'th si view ol it
being placed in the Zoological park,
Washington, The neccessary authority will be given,
Two Enlleted Hen Tried lu  Ihe   Philippines.
The war department at Washington has been informed of the
trial by court martial in the Philippines of two enlisted men on the
charge of murder. Private Pas-
quale Tuzzo, Company C, Thirty-
second volunteer infantry, was convicted of the murder of Private
William Kirkpatrick of the same
company, by shooting him with a
revolver, and was sentenced to be
dishonorably discharged, to forfeit
all pay and allowances and to be
confined in the Bilibad prison at
Manila at hard labor for twenty
years.
Private Frank E. McLaughlin,
troop G, Eleventh cavalry, was acquitted of the charge of murdering
Quartermaster Sergeant William
A. Ilogan of the same troop by
shooting him with a revolver, and
was released from custody.
Isskolvciss y   Beneath    Smoth   Surface,
Saye One   Paper.
Discounts were easy and difficult
to maintain in London, the
view of the plentitude of money and
foreign competition for bills.
On the stock exchange very little
buying business was transacted, as
operators waited first for the sound
of the hammer, but there were no
failures. Prices improved; especially for West Africans. The reports
regarding the health of the queen,
though more reassuring than hereto for had an adverse effect.
Home governments were weak and
home rails depressed.
Americans began dull but subsequently rallied. Southern Pacific
and Union Pacific were the features. Liter news of the queen's
condition caused irregularity in
prices and depression, extended to
street dealing.
After a slight depression on the
street, prices improved on the
receipt ofthe New Yorkquotatio.is.
The silver market was depressed,
further realizing on state bills and
the absence ot demand from China,
usually urgent at this season affecting the market. The chances of
inquiry for three months to come
are remote. The stock exchange
has surmounted ihe settlement,
which was anticipated with much
apprehension, but the trouble may
not yet be past. According to the
Investor's Review an abyss of insolvency lies beneath the smooth
surface, portentious of many afflictions aproaching. The London &
Globe, Ltd., the paper adds, is not
the only rotton spot. The miscellaneous market contains numbers of
excessively capitalized concerns,
whose securities are quoted far
above their intrinsic value. Tbe
continent continues to sell   Kaffirs,
CAPITAL LEU TO  SPECi'LATB.
1 Negotiable  Wealth of tireat  Britain,
Germany and Prance Growing.
Conditions and episodes in trade
like the collapse of wool values
within the past year and its directly
underlying causes may be traced in
a very large measure to the general
uneasiness that exists in business
circles where capital receives only
feeble demand, and is in quest of
new and more profitable opportunities for investment—notwithstanding the chances of loss are greater.
The accumulations of capital in
Europe had exceeded the limits of
effective demand in the channels of
sound investment, an noted in the
generally low lates ot interest that
strictly c'aieful investors could obtain on their loans. New outlets
for the employment of the savings
ofthe people are continually sought
for, and until a demand for money
comes from legitimate sources the
field of speculation offers temptations that human nature finds it dif-
I ficult to effectually resist.
Mechanics!' Production.
Industrial development offers opportunities fur sound investment,
though losses may be incurred when
new enterprises are first floated and
experience is wanting. Capital is
being largely attracted to fields of
mechanical production, and though
this has been observed in the course
of European trade development for
a number of years, it is touched
upon specially by Consul General
Mason at Berlin in his report for
190 to the state department at
Washington. In Germany, he says,
there has been a "steady and rapid
development of manufacturing industries and commercial activity.
This has gone on steadily, the producing capacity of all leading industries constantly growing until
present limit of judicious  expansion
the tired out holders,   despairing of   has been apparently   reached"—ex
the future, selling steadily. Prices
would be much lower but for the
necessity of finance houses and
maiket leaders to buy and avert a
crisis. The efforts of the Bank of
England during the week to clear off
the surplus money, were neutralized
by the retlux of currency from the
provinces. Th; government continued paying out its borrowings
from the bank, bringing the treasury's entire floating debt, including
treasury bills up to £33,533 °°°
While the disbursements continue it
is impossible for the bank to control
the rate. A Paris demand vould
01 dinarily induce large shipments of
gold thitherward. Paris, however,
8 gold glutted and takes the metal
only in driblets as it comes into the
open market.
Bee ml u for China.
The North German Lyod steamer
H. H, Meyer, Captain Formes,
sailed from Wilhelmshaven for the
far east today with 900 naval recruits on board.
TINE CARD OF TRAINS.
Double Dally Train Service.
No. 11, West lloiind
No. 13, Kast Hound	
No. .1, West Hound	
No. 1, But Hound	
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PalouseA Lewtston br'ch
•Central Wash, branch..
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• Local Frels-lit. east	
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Even Nov ea*.t bound.
CITY TICKET OFFICE,
ZBIGLER BLOCK,
Corner Howard and Riverside.
1 mini   11   11 lid   VI   run   solid    tictwpt'll
Portland nmi Bt, Paul. Trains :i and 1
ran miiiii ih'Iaitii Portland nmi Kansas
ciiy bikI St. idiiiiM, Tiu Bllllngiand "Mur.
Mngton itouip," witiioui change Thratsyh
Polltnro nmi Tonrim steepen nmi Blmng
(Jisrn on nil traiuf.
J W. HILL, Ueneral Agent, IpoktstM, Wd
I, I). 0HAKLTON.A.y.P.A..Portl»nd,Or«.
ON O.I ALIUS. ATIONS OP VOTKItr*
Long IM»s sssslisu  bs-  Philippine  sons
HllMlOU.
The section of municipal code
relating to the qualifications of
electors was much discussed  befi re
cept in such lines as shipbuilding,
locomotives, gas engines and certain forms of e'ectrical machinery.
German industrial development for
the en 'oyment of capital is only
one example, and, notwithstanding Germany is poor in ac*
emulated wealth in comparison
with France and England, and her
available capital is well an J actively
employed, the share values of her
best industries arc kept inordinately
low by the pressure ri the money
market. German capital has later
sought foreign in1, ^stments quite
often, and, according to a recent estimate of the Moniteur Industriel,
these now amount to not less than
$ 1,785,ooo,ooo,distribtited through-
cut Turkey, Africa, China, Mexico,
South America, Canada and the
United Stales. They have been
made because of the diminished
earnings of capital or savings at
home; and the willingness to assume greater risks in the hope of
greater gain is manifest, though
sjne of the effects is occasional
deficiencies of money circulation at
home.
Scotland is another  instance,   ia
ihe face  of great   conservatism  in
the Philippine commission at   Manila.    The bill requires voters to . *vn | banking, where  money   is  seeking
new openings   for
real estate to the value of 500 pesos
or pay taxes to the amount of *,o
pesos or upwards and be male*, .it
upwards of '.* years    of  age,    vho
higher returns.
M. Alfred Newm.i .h calculates the
negotiable wealth ot Greist Hritain,
Germany ahd France to be $35,-
000,000.oor,   $18,000,000,000   and
speak,  read and   write   English   or j $ 15,1300,000,000  respectively      C.
A. Crnant, in ois* nl   his  Ci.,tribu«
tionl to the   North   American    Re-
Spanish.    All are required to swear
allegiance to the I nited  States.
Judge Taft, president of the 1 0111-
mission, promised to amend the bill
so   as  to include  men   paying   20
pesos taxes.
Buencamino and other f :.leral
party leaders object to the feature
empowering the provincial govern1
ment to determine the legality of
the elections of the local officers.
The effect of the section covering
the taxation of church property \.*ll
be to largely put the assessment ;ii
country disti icts on persons to wl..*m
the friars have nominally transferred the huge tracts of land which
they formerly claimed to own. The
friars left all the country district
during the disturbed periods.
Large holdings of ln'.id am.! business
property in Manila are owned
directly by the church, and as a
similar provision for the taxation of
church properties will be included
in a separate bill for the civil government of Manila, that question
will then  be more directly at issue.
view, gives the deposits in the
postal savings banks of Great Brit-
am and Ireland at $500,000,0)0; of
France $150,000,0*. o, und oi Belgium $100,000,000. And the French
savings banks, outside of tbe postal
service,carry deposits to the amount
of $650,000,000. "An essential
question," says Mr. Conant, "regarding this vast amount of accumulated savings invested in negotiable securities is whether it is put to
profitable use. It is growing at a
rate which would mean greatly increased prosperity in every country
if increase of savings were accompanied by increase of earning power
in the old proportions."
Ai. Investigation Into the monetary conditions of Burops enables
one to understand Jearly the possibilities lor conducting speculative
operations that have behind them
plausible support, promising success with large gains, as WAS the
case with thOSS in thc wool trade of
1899.—New York Commercial,
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Assuming a Certainty.
TO BEAT ALL RECORDS
Dan Mann Will Soon Commence Ar-
rauKmenta   tor e Con-
structien.
Mr. MacDonnell of Vancouver,
B. C., legal adviser in connection with the Coast to Kootenay
railway, said that D. D. Mann, of
he firm of McKenzie & Mann,
twould be in Vancouver on January
20. He added that Mr. Mann when
there would make all arrangements
for the building of the road and that
it would be pushed to completion
at such a rate as to beat all records
in railroad building. One year after the British Columbia government renews the bonds the road
will be completed.
OIL BKLTN HBACH   IDAHO
HtouK    Indlmtlonr    Heisorled     From
Around   Troy.
It is firmly believed around Troy,
Idaho,     that    the     oil   and  gas
TO  RAI"E IN 'I'HU   l.l-OHV
New     Work      lu     Preparation    Tor
Htoplus*.
The lower drift on the Morning
Gloiy is to be discontinued and the
force there employed will be put to
work making a raise from the
second to the first level, which may
possibly be continued to the surface. The object of this :,s twofold.
An air shaft will be a necessity
when the mine begins to stope and
it will demonstrate how near the
surface the payshoot comes and will
also assist in stoping. The drift on
the second or ioo-foot level below
the tunnel level, will be continue*!
until the limit ofthe payshoot has
been reached. The ore in the face
of both drifts is in all respects as
good as it has been at any time.
The drift is in 130 feet.
The rich payshoot in the ledge
continues to average about 18 inches wide, thought it varies somewhat. The ore is sacked as fast
as taken out, but no further shipment will probably be made for
some time. It is tlie desire of the
management to make a big shipment when another is made. The
mine has never looked better and
as a whole it improves with every
foot of development.
High «rad« Ore  lu Uullp.
The raise in the Quilp continues
to carry wonderfully high grade
silver and gold ore. Some of it
appears to be about half silver.
Placed in the blacksmith forge for
a short time, it comes out literally
covered with globules of silver.
■The Chico is still in excellent ore.
The drift  is  being  run  along  the
area is not confined to the limits  ot
Whitman county,  Washington, but j f00twall and the exact width of the
that it extends into Latah county as i pav   ore ;S)    therefore,   uncertain
well, and if systematic exploration
and scientific investigation in Whit-
Where it   was last crossed it was
eight teet  wide.     An   assay. was
man county should result in gas and ; ma(-e from a sjx pound sample tak
petroleum  being   found in   paying   en from eight   feet   of   the  ledge,
quantities there is little doubt but
that results equally as gratifying
will soon follow in this vicinity.
For over a year J. D. Jolly of
Vollmer Flouring mills in Troy has
known that oil existed within the
town limits, but every time Mr.
Jolly suggested to his friends the
idea of making an investigation
they would laugh him out of it.
Since strong indications of both
oil and gas have been found within
50 miles of Troy, Mr. Jolly may yet
have the last laugh.
In the lower part of Troy, adjoin
which gave the following returns:
Silver $32.64; gold, $93.01; total,
$125.65 per ton. Work on the
mine is being crowded as rapidly as
possible. The inflow of water has
decreased considerably and does
not materially retard work.
Demand lor Cblco Stock.
There is a good demand tor the
stock but it is held close. The face
of the drift is only about 280 feet
from the line of the Republic, aud
it is almost assured that the
oreshoot will enter the Jim Blaine
ing the bed of the creek which runs j ground. As that property is controlled by the Republic company as
part of its holdings, it will probably
have a marked influence on the
Republic stock  in the near future.
TO HAVB t-ONVBRTf-R.
through the town, is   a   bog   from
which an oily   substance    exudes,
which floats on the water like ker-
osen.
Within a mile of Troy, up the jThe future of the Ch,co is as Prom"
same creek, there is a formation of isinB as any property in the camp,
slate or shale, near which are several small springs covered with an
oily substance which is still further
indication that petroleum may underlie this soil, and the oily substance to be seen in the lower part
of the town, when not covered with
snow, may be escaping between the
strata. Mr. Jolly states also that
the well at the mill, which is within
100 feet of where the oil has been
so plentifully, has frequently been
covered with oil, as if coal oil had
been poured into the well. As soon
as the snow goes off in the spring, if
not before, experiments- will be
made where the strongest indications of oil and gas exist.
Certain to (suit Discord ||
The first day's discussion of the
bill to establish a department   of
public instruction   at  Manila,   developed a contest on the question
of religion in public schools.    The
interest centers in the section permitting priests   and   ministers   to
teach religion for half an hour three
times weekly outside of school hours
provided     the     parents     express
a written desire for such instruction,
and prohibiting teachers from conducting religious exercises or teaching ^religion.    The   Federal  parly
was represented by   a   committee,
who,  although    Catholics,  argued
trongly in favor of the elimination
of the section.    They declared that
ihe I'So of school houses  for  religious  purposes is   contrary   to   the
United States constitution, and   also to the platforms of the Amercian
parties and the Philippine Federal
party, and is certain to cause disced.
Will It** First Smelter lu Houudary and
Will Blow in Abonl a Fortnight.
The first converting plant to be
erected in the province will be installed in the Greenwood smelter,
owned by the B. C. Copper company.
H. V. Croll, general manager of
the Spokane branch of the E. P.
Allis company, closed a contract for
a complete plant, involving an expenditure at the factory of $40,000.
The converter will handle the daily
capacity of the two furnaces at the
smelter, amounting to 600 tons,
Roughly, this amount will produce 40 tons of matte and that,
passing the converter, means 20
tons of blister copper daily, averaging 98^ per cent, of pure metal.
1 h contract is to be. complete in six
months. The plant will consist of
a 40 ton electric crane, crushing
plant, blowing engine at east end
of the converters and accessories.
By the time it is ready for operation
the second furnace will have been
installed at the smelter, bringing it
up to a daily capacity of 600 tons.
It is also probable that matte
from the Standard Pyritic smelter
will be handled there, thus averting
the long haul to the New York
refineries.
On Monday the engines will be
fired up at the local smelter and
crushing started at sampling mills.
After two weeks of crushing, and
provided a sufficient supply of coke
is on hand, the furnace will be
blown in. The pyritic smelter is
also rapidly nearing completion and
should be in operation before the
end of February, when thc Boundary district will have three reduction
plants, with a combined capacity of
1200 tons, treating its own ores.
MakliiK Muotv t'lalnus.
The report of the strike on the
Royston group has been the means
of sending up more than one experienced p-ospector to the west
slope of Morning mountain for the
purpose of securing ground. The
difficulties to be encountered in
locating claims at the present time
when the hill is buried in six to
twelve feet of snow and the existing location stakes are only to be
discovered with a snow-shovel can
be imagined. The likely ground
now vacant on Morning mountain
has narrowed down to small dimensions; but on the theory that the
early bird secures the prize, several
enterprising prospectors have gone
up the hill at a season when prospecting can only be a matter ot
question,—Tribune.
RICH ORB IN BVBN1NO STAR.
roMCiittlna on tke Lowest Level Die
playa an Bzcelleut Condition.
The Evening.Star is looking exceptionally well, and the management is better pleased with it now
than at any time in its history.
Ore that will average over $30 to
the ton in gold has been found on
the 400 foot level. A station was
recently cut out at that point and
crosscuts made northwest and
southeast from the station in order
to intersect the ledge found in the
winze.
The southeast crosscut was extended 40 feet when a ledge carrying the highest values yet found in
the mine was intersected. It is
three and a half feet wide and the
work of drifting along it has just
been commenced. The values are
over $30 to the ton in gold, but
assays of over $100 have been
obtained from picked samples.
The southeast crosscut has been
extended 50 feet and its face is
heavily mineralized, indicating that
the ledge is close at hand, and it is
anticipated that it will be encount
ered before long.
Pyritic Smelter lo Start In February.
All is intense activity about the
new Standard Pyritic Smelter, now
being constructed at Boundary
Falls, and Manager Laidlaw expects
to start operations by the first of
February. The mile long flume is
finished, and 80 feet of the 100 feet
of 9 foot 6 inch steel stack are up,
on the 20 foot brick foundation.
All of the machinery is on the
ground and one of the side tracks,
of which there will be 4,500 feet, is
laid. The trestles are being built,
and every part of the work is moving smoothly. Mr. Laidlaw says
that he expects no trouble in securing whatever ore he may need to
keep the smelter running when
once started.—Pioneer.
SLOGAN'S OUTPUT
Big Total for the  Year
Passed.
Just
EXPORTS AT S3.000.000
The Big Silver-Lead  District Has
Paid About Four Millions tu
Dividends.
The mining output ol the Slocan
for 1900 has been the largest in the
history of the district, notwithstanding that for various reasons some
of the oldest properties have shipped but little. The Payne, which
is the banner shipper, sent out
141;796 tons against 9,281 tons in
1897, which was considered its banner year.
The Ruth last year sent out but
2171 tons as against 8,235 in 1^97.
The exports for the year just closed,
however, were to a large extent of
concentrates, while in 1897 all shipments were ot crude ore.
The value of the  output for last
ytar was quite equal to that of any
other year.    Sandon sent out 23,-
188   tons, which   in   value   would
average $75 per ton, or a total of
about $2,000,000.
The total exports of ore from
Slocan lake points were 4,619 tons,
and from Whitewater 5,365 tons,
the Whitewater mine leading with
5,298 tons. The exports from
Three Forks were about 7,000
tons and from McGuigan 2,000,
making a grand total of very nearly
43,000 tons. Estimating the value
of the ore shipped at $70, the total
value was nearly $3,000,000.
The number of men employed in
the district averages about 800.
About 56 properties shipped last
year and there are several more that
have shipped previously.
THE DANGERS OF MINING.
Returns From Two Friends Oro.
The Two Friends mine, on
Springer creek, shipped a quantity
of ore to the Nelson smelter this
week, the returns for which are
just issued. The shipments consists of 37 1-2 tons, and the ne
result wis $1850, which was considerably lower than the average
previous shipmesits. The property
is located two and a half miles
above the Arlington mine, and is
well known, having shipped from
$40,000 to $50,000 worth of ore up
to the present time. The property
is held by John McVicar and
Thomas Lake under a lease
and bond. The principal
owners are Messrs. York and
Shalford, both of whom were in
Nelson last week, when they
acquired the quarter interest in the
claim held by R. Marpole of Vancouver.—Tribune.
t-NINKNI'- KNVOVN   WORRIKD
Ask lor Another  meeting to   Modify
the Decree.
A dispatch to the Havas Agency
from Pekin says Prince Ching and
Li Hung Chang, in handing the
foreign ministers the signed decree,
presented objections to its articles
and asked for another meeting to '
discuss modifications.
The number of fatal accidents
that occur in the quartz mines of
the west is appalling, and to add
to this unnecessary taking of human
life in the mines there is no decrease,
but on the contrary those awful accidents are increasing every year
with., ut any effort being made to
prevent them.
Over ninety per cent, of these accidents are caused by the indifference of the mining companies for
the lives of their employes; believing as some mine operators have
stated—men are cheaper than mat-
rial—therefore, the loss of life, the
tears of the widows and wailing of
orphans are of less consequence and
will have less effect upon the company's treasury than paying for
material necessary to secure the
lives of those who by their labor
produce millions of dollars for their
employers whose lives are never in
danger.
How strange it is that all the men
killed and crippled in the mines,
according to the statement ot the
mine operators, is due to their own
carelessness or neglect; in fact, if
we take the statement of those operators, we must conclude that it
was a premeditated case of suicide
upon the part of the men thus killed
and crippled, and we are forced to
arrive at the same conclusion so
far as the average coroner's inquest
is concerned, which is invariably
composed of men selected by the
superintendent or manager of the
mint where the accident occurs.
The usual verdict of such an inquest is contained in eleven wo-ds :
"We exonerate the company
from all blame. Death was caused
by carelessness."
All (air-minded people know full
well that all mining accidents are
not the fault of men killed or injured; at all events it is reasonable
to suppose that mining companies   so   hungry    for   dividends
3ic to blame in some cases at least,
and the victim entitled to some corn-
pension, but such is not the case.
During our residence in the mining
centers of the west w«s can only recollect two instances where the
victims of mine accidents obtained
damages for the injuries sustained,
and when they did obtain it they
were obliged to pay nearly all of it
to lawyers for fees.
At the outset the Western Federation of Miners recognized that
something should be done] to prevent this unnecessary loss of life
and in consequence thereof incorporated the following claose in the
preamble of the constitution, which
is overlooked by a majority of the
unions:
"To procure the introduction and
use of any and all -suitable efficient
appliances for the preservation of
life, health and limbs of all employes and thereby preserve to
society the lives of a large number
of wealth producers annually."
Why so many unions fail to enforce this clause is due to the intimidation used by the mining companies, who blacklist men who
testify contrary to their wishes
before a coroner's jury or in court
when the victim or his relatives are
attempting to recover damages.
This is one of the most important questions that confronts the
unions of the Federation and should
not be overlooked, for human life
is too sacred to be sacrificed
through the indifference of some
mine operator who cannot see beyond the amount of wealth he can
accumulate upon the labor of others
regardless of their safety or welfare, and it is imperative for all
unions to protect the lives of their
members and to adopt such measures as will guarantee them the greatest measures of protection that can
be obtained,
A majority ot unions are neglectful in this respect and offer no protection whatever to its members,
nor do they make any attempt to
secure justice in court for the man
who brings suit to recover damages,
while perhaps the company he is
suing is using every means within
its power, legal and illegal, to defeat him. Men in our unions should
show themselves to be active and
independent in matters of this kind
and not allow their fellow men to
be actually murdured without cause,
which is a fact in a majority of
cases.—Miners' Magazine.
SMELTBR   CAPACITY     IN   MARCH
Southern British Columbia will Then
Treat »500 Teas Dally.
By tht middle of march there will
be five smelters in operation in
south eastern British Columbia,
says the Nelson Tribune. These
five smelters will have a capacity
of 2500 tons of ore a day. To produce the ore that will be used in
thtst five smelters will give steady
employment to 2500 men, nont of
whom will receive less thao $3,50
a day, and the average will receive
$3 a day. These men will work
every day in the year, and will tarn
$7500 a day, or $22,500 a month,
$2,700,000 a year. The five
smelters will give steady employ,
mtnt to 1500 smeltermen, railwayman, coal miners and cokt burners,
who will average $2.50 a day.
This means a further disbursement
in wages of $3700 a day, or $ua,-
500 a month, or $1,350,0008 ytar.
Combined, the mining and smelting
of 2300 tons of ore in that district means an annual disbursement of $5,000,000 in wagts alone,
tht bulk of which is spent in southeastern British Columbia. On the
other hand, suppose tht 2560 tons
mined in southeastern British Columbia was smelted at Northport,
and Tacoma and Omaha and
Everett and other points in the
United States, what would br tht
loss to southeastern British Columbia.
The Satisfied   Mule
I haf a mule, mit grat big   ears,
He lives to me next door,
For dere  I  haf a stable built
Against mine groce ry store.
I gif him oats, I gif him corn,
Und all vot mules can eat;
I haf a blanket for his back,
And shoes brotect his feet.
His saddles fit him all around,
Like paper on the wall,
I take it off veneter he eats
Inside his whitewashed stall.
His bed is made of stubble straw,
So in winter he don't freeze;
In the summer he looks de window
oud
Und enhoys de efening breeze.
I brotect  him  tight mit lock and
key,
De door he cannot pass;
Uf I did not dat foolish mule
Would get oud on de grass.
He work from morn till night,
I do not let him stop;
So long dot he pehave dis way,
He nefer lose his chob.
I didn't hear him grumble onct,
Ht mind me as I like;
Brotection" make him satisfied,
He doesn't want to "strike."
Vot fordo I brotect dot mule,
Und gif him dings vots goot,
Vy stroke his ears and pat his het,
Vich looks like gratitoot.
I tell you vy, if you keep still,
Und don't say it oud of school,
I pif "brotection" etery time,
Pecause I ride dot mule.
It vas so in de Fatherland,
I find it yet dis day,
He who brotect gets hold de reins,
Und makes de mule obey.
My mule is like some workingman,
Who get a chob to pull,
Or his a saddle on his back,
So his "dinner pail" get full.
Who votes   de ticket efery   time,
Whose heart is full of charity,
For all de loafers riding him,
Who brag of our "brosperity."
If my ole mule had half de sense
Vot workingmen dink dey've got
He'd lift his leg arid take good aim,
Und kick my fool brains oud.
'■Vy don't he kick?"  some poople
say
"Und get oud on de grass?"
»dy mule don't know to help   himself,
His fader was an ass!
—H. Vs Hetzel, Johnstown, Pa.
FOR    9BIZIHR   OF    A    STBAMBR
Colombia    Promises   to    Pay  Great
Britain $30,000
The indtmity to be paid by the
Colombian government to the
Pacific Steam Navigation company
for the seizure and use of the British steamer Tabogatea for taking
troops and munitions of war to
Buena Vtntura has been settled at
$30,000, The yteamer has been
returned in good condition, The
British flag was] again hoisted on
board of her ytsterday.
NBGBO LYNCHING.
Barnes! lo Death for Alleged Attempted Assault on Eva Roth.
Fred Alexander, tht negro who
Saturday evening attempted an
assault on Miss Eva Roth at
Leavenworth, Kan., and who was
supposed to have assaulttd and
killed Pearl Forbes in that city in
Novembtr last, was taken from the
sheriff's guard and burned at stake
at the scent of his. crimts, half
a .dozen blocks from the centre of
tht city on Tutsday last. Probably
8,000 persons witnessed the lynch'
ing. Alexander was tied to a railroad rail plactd upright in the
ground. Ht ditd protesting his
innocence of the murder of Pearl
Forbes, declaring to tht girl's
father in tht prestnet of tht mob,
that thty were killing nn innocent
man. The governor of the state
was very wroth whtn he heard of
the affair and ordered the arrest of
all who were known to be concerned in it.

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