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The Slocan Drill 1901-01-04

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VOL. I., Ko. 40.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   JANUARY   4,   1901.
•2.00 PER ANN W-ll.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
Breakfast Foods.
We have several lines.   Try them once.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co* General Merchants,
Sloean, Vernon, Fnlrvlcw, and Camp McKinnev, B. C
i ..,.;-.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the flarket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public, lt is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHINQ & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Motion Lawyer* Rngoged to Dnttt the
Necessary Papon for tho LegUUtsi.ro
—Details Being lUpldly Arranged—
A City by March.
Incorporation matters are in a forward state and the details are being
rapidly arranged. A. York, one of
the citizens' committee, was in Nelson last week, and while there engaged Messrs. Taylor & Hanntogton,
a leading firm of barristers in that
city, to take charge of the scheme
and draft the necessary papers for
presentation to the legislature at *ts
next session. Victoria lawyers had at
first been written to, but they were
too tardy in answering. Tbo Nelson
men strongly urge the town to incorporate as a city, because of the extra
advantages to be derived. They are
sending up instructions to the committee to govern the preliminaries,
and in a few days a public meeting
will be called and everything laid
before the citizens. It Is hoped to
have the whole thing arranged and
In order by March 1. John Houston
and K. F. Green, M.L.A.'s, will father the scheme before the legislature. All outside business and financial circles commend the citizens
for their action in seeking the incorporation of the town.
Appended it a complete liat ot tho various recordi registered at the local registry ofliee, H. P. Christie being mining
Dee 21.-Post
Annie Weidert.
Boy, near Cedar creek,
Dec 17-Ottawa 1*4, YV R Clement to
C F Wlchrosnn.
Two Friends 116, Mrs T Sloan to J P
All n.
SO—Same, same, D Sloan to J Tattersall.
21—Ds*adwood and Eva Viand Green-
woed 1-12, \V Harris to J D Keid
ctarmcATK or isn*novK¥ESTn.
Dec 27—Specula tor.   Mineral
tain, Speculator (netted.
A Cssssslng ■»■■■»».
H. T. Kingsbury, engineer of the
Warner Miller syndicate, Inspected
P. W. George's gold property, on
Lemon creek, a few days ago. The
ore appeals like a telluride and
very similar to the Cripple Creek article. There is 18 inches of It in the
breast of the tunnel.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
SkilM mill Frail Mapum tf Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
«s reached by any trail or
that runs into the Town.
its door when
Do not go past
you are dry, weary or hungry,.
Ulsesi Throe Month!.
Fred Adrian was bronght before
Justices of the Peace Bull and Curtis,
on Friday morning, charged with
drawing a razor upon Paddy Fleming, the night before. Officer Christie
made the arrest. Adrian was proven
guilty and sentenced to three months
hard labor in the provincial gaol, at
More Lew In Sight.
Nelson lawyers are deriving no
small income from legal disputes In
this section, more particular in reference to ground around the Arlington
and Speculator. The latest case to
arise is that of Mark Manley against
J. Frank Collom and the Arlington
Mines, ltd., anent the Native Silver
traction. Plaintiff seeks an injunction restraining defendants from
mining on the Native Stiver ground,
certain levels of the Arlington having
been projected through the fraction
in order to reach the Burlington
claim. He also asks for an accounting of the ore stated to have been taken from the fraction by the Arlington people In the course of their operations. The suit has been delayed
pending the judgment in Manley vs.
Collom. which wasdelivered at Rossland two weeks ago by Justice Walkem, which sustained Manley in the
SMsessionof a half interest in the
action. The ground, which h«s
given risn to all this legislation, is
held to be valuable.
New Mining Section.
Cedar creek, a tributary of Slocan
river, about 12 miles balow town,
will receive considerable attention
next summer from prospectors. It is
a promising section of country, but
owing to tho heavy timber and the
deep wash, It has beon hard to prospect. Haifa mile this side of the
creek and facing the railway. A.
York, J. Harrison, «T. Clark -end W.
Kerr have two clal-ns located, called
the Copper and Cont,lnent«l. These
have n hcavv Iron capping, upon
which very Utile  worji has been
done.   This past fall a new lead was j car.   Another carload was brought
discovered,   carrying  tlve  feet   of down during the week and others
well mineralized matter between the
walls, lt is a copper-gold proposition,
and carries silver values. The ow
ners built a cabin and did some work
on the vein this past fall, but were
driven out by water. A shaft was
sunk eight feet and in that distance
the ore improved greatly. It shows
more copper and gives evidence of
turning into solid mineral. In the
spring development will be resumed.
Marpole Isstersxt In Two Friend* Secured
bjr Local Parties.
A. York and W. T. Shatford, who
came over from Vernon (or the pur
pose, went to Nelson on Thursday
last and secured what was known as
the Marpole interest in the Two
Friends mine. This was a quarter
interest and was owned by K. Mar-
Kle, Bupt. of the C.P.R., and a num-
r of Vancouver parties, who stocked it in that city. The company
afterwards got into debt witn the
Bank of Montreal and three times ot
late the interest has been advertised
for sale by the sheriff.
On Dec. 21 tbe shareholders met in
Vancouver, and authorized the sale
of the Interest, upon the offer made
by Messrs. York and Shatford.   The
will follow. It is not unlikely, however, that the property will find new
owners shortly, as a powerful syndicate Is seeking a purchase. In any
event Slocan will protlt materially
from the Two Friends.
Elegsmt   Body   of Ore   Kx potest   In   the
Main Drift.
The period of uncertainty for the
Ottawa is past and that property is
now in fair shape to become a mine,
and a big one at that. It is one of
the best known claims on Springer
creek and from the outset gave indications of big things beneath its surface croppings. Work has been going on all winter in the main drift,
where a slide of debris in the fall
had shown ore. Later on a horse
was encountered In the vein, but on
penetrating this two stringers of
mineral were met with. The drift
was continued on these and they
have widened out. one to 1-1 inches
and the other to 10 inches, with three
feet ot ledge matter between. It is a
dry ore, showing sulphides, native
silver and copper pyrites, giving
values exceeding $203 per ton,
Where struck the ore is about 40 feet
below the surface and each foot dri-
The Last Years o' Oor Teens.
O Time, thou art an awfu' thief,
Thou atealest on (it' fast.
An' leavest only woe an' grist
For plcasurss o' the past.
An' thou hast staw my IK* awa,
Sue (ar as thou hadat means,
An' thou kail left me only juist
The Isst year o' my teens.
The years o' childhood scarce are by,
Thet mem'ry hands in night,
An', while we (or the loeies sigh
Thet youth can no r. quite,
Than thou hast hid theyouthiu' mind
Tae shttt tne itlier scenes;
An* iiisss, thou hast but left me, ju'st.
The last year o' my teens. ' * *
Noo, warldly cares an' warldly paias
Mann a' oor herts engross,
An', a' oor joys arise (nwgains
An' a' oor griefs frae loss.
Por aye the morrow's men maun be,
Rit yestermorrow'e weans,
An' sun* the hsun' o' pilfsrin' Time
Gangs slippin' thio'oor tsens.
A few years syne oor childish berts
Were no a boon nor play,
Bit tbinkin', uetin' men ->' pairts
Maun rule the warld today;
For, on the miiulri o' thinkin' men,
The hale warld'n future leans-
Men, whu nae verra lang bit syne,
Were laddies in their teens.
Tho' we, today, hae youth an' strength,
An' glory in them baith,
Auld jinkin' Age comes on at length,
An' does us mickle sknith.
Nae walth or state, hooever*£reat,
His victim ever screens;
H« grups them a', an' hears awa*
The last years o' their teens.
The years are passin' frae oor ken,
An' nane may them reca,'
As thou bast a'ways dealt wi' men,
Thou dealest, Time, wi' a'.
We mark the changes in oorsel's,
We view them in oor freen's—
They thet hae stood aroun' us, sin'
The last years o' oor teens.
We're aprattlin' up the hill o' Life,
Bit whan we hirple doon,
The auld warld's cares may weightier lie
On mony a (rosty croon.
An' auld (oik thet are young folk noo,
Whan earlier mem'ry keens,
Mav aft leuk back, wi" pleasure, on
The last years o' their teens.
Creek. B.C.
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papers were forwarded to Nelson and
the money turned over. By the purchase, the entire Two Friends mine
is now owned locally and there will
be no further doubt as to its operations. The owners have one of the
best mines In the camp, and one that
is contributing largely to the up
building of the town.
Last July Thos. Lake and P. Mc-
Vicar obtained a lease and bond on a
three-quarter Interest in the Two
Friends for $30,000. They have kept
10 men employed and have done a
great deal of first-class development,
showing up new ore bodies and vastly improving the property. For divers reasons little has been said of
the Two Friends of late, but It is in
better shape now than ever before.
Only it few days ago the lessees, In
sinking from the upper drift, caught
the ore chute, which had faulted from
the former owners, and exposed
two feet or more of solid ralena, assays from which ran over 700 oz In
The previous shipments from the
Two Friends have always been high
grnde, and the one made bv tho
prosent lessees (netted 11700 te the
ven makes an Improvement in the
ledge and size of the stringers. Two
men aro employed on the property
and they have half a carload of ore
on the dump. An examination ofthe
Ottawa has recently been made and
it is quite probable a bond will be
made. Messrs. Mulvey.Clement and
Wichmann arc the ownors and thev
deserve all the success coming to
them. Incidentally, the operntlon of
the Ottawa will greatly benefit the
town and add another to the list of
shippers ot, the camp.
Pretty High Assays.
Two weeks ago Billy Harrington
sent down to the coast a sample of
ore from the V & M group, Twelve
Mile creek, weighing 185 pounds.
The company has had a series of 12
assays made from this rock, there-
turns averaging $341.58 to the ton.
Of thfe value $50 lain gold and the
balance in silver. The ore Is creating quite a stir in Vancouver mining
circles. At the mine thc boys have
resumed work after the holidays,and
developments are being pushed in
order to get out a shipment of ore.
Thlt Season U Far the Best on Ksteord—A
Healthy Kvtdenee of the Tulle and
Wealth of the Csssiip -A*Kss(toa tho
Blageat Shipper.
Corrected and reused figures of
the ore shipments irom this division
during 1900 are .-eminently satisfactory, the total being 2817 tons, by far
the best record in the history of the
camp. Of this amount, the Arlington shipped 1G35 tons and tho Enterprise 1040 tons. The vast proportion
of the season's shipments was made
from the Arlington-Enterprise section
of country, and the outlook is favorable for the ensuing year being better, as several new shippers will be
added to the list. A leading feature
of these shipments is the high returns received from the ore, $100 per
ton gross being a conservative estimate. With this value placed upon
thc ore, the exports would aggregate
$284,700, which at once gives a better illustration of the richness ef the
mineral -resources of the division.
From last week's report to Decern bet-
Si, the Arlington added 180 tons
more to its total and the Bondholder
20 tons.
Following is a list of thcdiipmente
last year to. date:
Black Prince	
Two Friends	
Bondholder      20
Slocan Chief, ,...
The Asjliogte* is un need of more
Last week tbe Payne .tipped 120
tone of ore.
More ore is. being msrhkled down
fromtbe BondheMer.
* The Slocan Kftett tkree carloads of
ore from Silverton this-week.
The Enterprise is sending down
ore for another carload shipment.
The pevstreak <-a tuc Graphic, of
the Bondholder group, is widening.
Two carloads of oro will be sent
out during thu week by tbe Two
Paul Hauck, on Monday, accompanied the Bondholder shipment te
The value of the oro shipped from
the Slocan last year is pkcad at $!",-
Ore from the Black Prince*\seom-
ing into town. Oscar McMillan has
the contract.
Pete Angrignon is rawhiding five
carloads of ore from the Hartney, at
Now Denver.
J. Tattersall has purchased Dave
Sloan's one-sixteenth interest in the
Two Friends.
Bar silver is quoted at G3] cents.
A big shortage in the white metal is
repokesl in Mexico.
Ore from the Two Friends is being
brought Into town, the tint load
coining in last week,
Thc American Smelting and "Refining Co. has notified tbe Slocan mines
that they will accept no more contracts of ore.
During December the Rambler
shipped 1G6 tons, the Antoine 32, and
tho Surprise 18, all.being from Me-
Ouigan siding.       w
Paul Hauck and partners have cut
the lead on the Rosebud, one of the
Bondholder group, and exposed an
elegant body of ore.
The main drift on the Graphic, of
the Bondholder group is In 180 feet,
with a paystreak of eight to ten
inches of high grade ore.
The new drift being run on the
Bachelor, Twelve Mile, under bond
to R. E. Flshburn, has opened up a
healthy j-aystreak of .clean ore.
At no time in a year or more have
there been so many enquiries for
mining properties al now. Die camp
seems to have struck the public
Yestcrdav thc force on the V & M,
Twelve Mile, was Increased to tlve
men. Billy Harrington was in town
getting some new stuff assaved. It
carried 100 oz silver and $15 gold.
Developmenton the Phoenix group,
on Erin mountain, under bond to J.
F. Holden, la meeting with the best
of results. The vein is live feet in
width, with a p ystrcak of eighft
luetics of ono.
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Inspector    Spencer Was   His
Asiatic Expert Talks  of   Relative
Merits of Chinese a«d Japanese
as Citizens.
Arthur S. Spencer, know in government circles in San Francisco
as "Aguinaldo" Spencer, is in the
city to make a census of the local
Chinese population. Mr. Spencer's
nickname is not an inappropriate
one, for he bears a striking resemblance to the published pro-
trates of the rebel leader in the
Phillippines. Moreover, Mr. Spencer was an intimate friend and classmate of Aguinaldo in Victoria college, Hong Kong, during a six
years' academic-course.
"Aguinaldo," said Mr. Spencer
yesterday, "was, while in school,
a sociable fellotlr. but of a vindictive nature.' Ambition was his
most striking characteristic. He
was the leader of every class in
which he appeared, aud should he
lose his place in front would work
for days to regain it. He is a true
Asiatic, cunning and quick to^ re-
•e it an affront.
Ambition Ruined  Rebel thief
"When he left college he went
home to be a leader among the
Filipinos. He wanted to be first
in everything, and in consequence
has become a dictator over the people he would free. His ambition
has been his ruin. He built his
castles to high, with the result that
he will be buried under them when
they fall If he had waited until
the United States had settled the
disturbance in his country after the
fall ot Manila he would now have
been governor general of the islands. From what I learned of him
during the six years 1 kne*W him,
1 am led to believe that unless he is
captured and either departed or imprisoned he will make a great deal
of trouble for the United States
Mr. Spencer was born in Hong
Kong harbor on board an Knglish
vessel. His father was an American and his mother, a Spanish
woman, married his father in the
East Indies. He has traveled widely in the orient, and is competent to
speak on oriental affairs. He
speaks English, Chinese, Spanish
and Portuguese, having obtained
his knowledge of the languages in
Hong Kong. He is officially connected with the customs house in
San  Francisco   as   Chinese   inter-
prefer and inspector of Asiatic  immigration.
•a the Japaneae Menace.
Speaking of the relative value of
the Chinese and Japanese as residents of this country, Mr. Spencer
saisi: "The Chinaman is no longer a menace to this country, but
his place as a menace has been
taken by the little brown men of
Japan. The Chinaman is a sober,
hard working man, who will not
work for wages too low. As cook
he wants $40 a month, and can not
be hired for much less. The Jap
will accept $20 *lr even less for his
work. Chinese laborers are paid
$1,40 a day, Jap only $1,10. The
same relative values extend through
all trades and occupations.
"Japanese question is to become
a] paramont issue in America.
Nationally the Japanese are strong,
their army and navy, under the
efficient instructions of Americans
and Englishmen, form a power not
to be dispised. The Japs consider
themselves as civilized as any na.
tion on earth, and are strong in
that belief. They are proud and firm
in their bearing toward other nations, and have really become one
ofthe great world powers. There.
fore they will resent any attempt tb
shut them from this or any other
country, and the passage ol a Japanese exclusion act by the United
States might be followed by a hard
war against   this country.
Mr. Spencer has completed the
enumeration of the Chinese 10 Spokane, finding about 500, and wil
soon go to Walla Walla and through
the Palousj. The inspection is
made under a provision of the
Geary exclusion act for an annual
enumeration of Chinese, The inspection shows a yearly decrease
in the Chinese population of the
United States of about 500, owing
to removals to China and death
Mr, Spencer expresses no doubt
of the repassage of the exclusion
act when it expires, in  1902.
Inventor   |Whoae Patent   Appllauce*
Are Numbered Ry Hundreds*.
A private telegram received in
Chicago announces Ihe death in
Brooklyn, N. Y., of William West-
lake, one of the founders of the
Adams & Westlake company,
widely known as an inventor. Mr,
Westlake held over 300 personal
patents, among the best known being the open top hand lantern,
which made possible the system of
lantern signaling used by railroads.
Mr. Westlake was born in Cornwall, England, in 18^1, and came
to the United States 1844. In 1857
he became chief tinsmith of the old
Milwaukee & La Crosse railroad.
In 1861 he formed a business partnership with Master Mechanic Rice
of the road for the manufacture of
railway supplies. The firm was
burned out in the great lire ol
Dlres-t Hire To (lueanel
The work of stringing the new-
telegraph wire from Quesnel to
Ashcroft was completed yesterday
and connection made with the local
office. This wire is strung on newly
set poles entirely independent of
the old line, and yet no connections
have been made with the offices be
tween (Juesnel and here.
Jim Trodden has been in charge
of this work and, with only a small
gang of men, has strung from nine
to ten.Wles a day. With the tew
men . w°rked this would have
been impossible only but for the
assistance of a very ordinary look-
cayuse which Jim pressed into service as head packer.
It is said of Lord Kitchener as
an example of his resourcefulness
that when his telegraph contingent
could not proceed with the work of
stringing wire because they had
no appliances he conceived the idea
of putting a donkeys hind leg
through a bundle of wire and then
slipped the wire over his_back, and
there it hung and was reeled off as
the donkey stumpled along. Jim
just double discounted that idea by
making a reel and placing it on the
huricane deck of the before mentioned cayuse and the wire reeled
oft' as beautifully as possible. Yesterday George Bailey took a snap
shot of the invention which
will likely be preserved in the ar-
chieves at Ottawa as an example
of the ingenuity of the western men.
—Ashcroft Journal,
I'hlel" ol' Poller Campbell "erven Notice
ssn tlie  Mporla.
Chief of Police Campbell announced that he would not permit
the boxing bouts or prize fights
which were scheduled to take
place at the West End Coliseum.
The principal bout announced, was
between Danny Dougherty, Terry
McGovern's boxing partner, and
Morris Kausch, who were to go
six rounds to a decision. Harry
Harris and Uarence Forbes were
also to have appeared in a six
round go. George Siler was to
have acted as referee and Lou
Houseman is time keeper.
The chief of police acte,d under
order that were delivered Hy thelocal
board of police commissioners immediately after the fatal fight at
fourteenth Street theater last winter. This order empowered the
chief to interfere and arrest participants in   any   prize    fights  for
money   that might   take   place   in
St. Louis.
KaussuH (uy'ps Record  ofa Pew  slays
Pass! Isi Had.
Three women held up by highwaymen, one of whom is dying from
injuries received; a girl attacked by
an acid thrower and another girl
assaulted is the record of crime in
Kansas City for the past few days-.
A white man enticed Ethel Campell,
the 8 year old daughter of a former
deputy marshal, from her home in
the east bottoms and before making his escape nearly choked her
to death to prevent an outcry being
made. The girl, half unconscious'
was found by a fisherman in a desolate place near the river and taken
to the city physician's office. There
she recovered sufficiently to give a
description of her assailant. A
volunteer posse searched the bottoms thosoughly all afternoon, determined to lynch the man if he
could be found. At nightfall he
had not been captured. The girl
will recover.
In lidgerton, a suburb of Kansas
City, Kansas, a woman clad in
black threw carbolic acid in 14
year old Eleanor Bare's face,
severely burning her cheeks "and
forehead. No cause for the assault
is apparent and no clue to the
woman has been found.
Within a fesv days three have
been held up on the Kansas side
of the river and attacked by highwaymen. One of the victims, Mrs.
Mary Bolder, is in the hospital with
a broken skull. S!ie is uucooscious
and can not recover
a short distance from Winnpeg
It has over 700 feet of work done
on it, and has shipped 1200 tons of
ore to the smelters, which yielded
an average of $12.13 -n g°*d and
copper per ton. Since shipping
was discontinued oh account of cold
weather, and the force was reduced,
over 100 feet of drifting has been
done at the 100-foot level. The
property is owned at present, by
Spokane, Grand Forks and Phoenix capitalists.—Pheanix Pioneer.
itlaucuurlau   Rallsvaya    to Pass*
Control ol Ihe C/.ar.
The Novoe Vremya's Vladivostok
correspondent stands by- the story
that the Russian goverment is
about to take over the Manchurian
railroads. He says Commander
Keller has left Vladivostok to formally deliver the roads   the   govern-
sssnssssll camp Huav
Summit camp is coming to the
front again at a rapid pace. At the
end ofthe year the B. C. mine will
have shipped 18,718 tons of ore.
Of this amount, with the exception
ofa little over 85 tons sent to the
Granby smelter at Grand Forks,
the balance was treated by the
Canadian Smelting works at Trail.
By the end of January it/is,expected
that the force at the mine w'll be
about 180 men. The main shaft
is down 384 feet. The present
average output is 100 tons per day,
and this is shortly to be   doubled.
Work started the first of the week
on the Blue Bell and J. S. under
bond to the Lake Shore & B. C.
Copper Mining & Developing company, for $67,000. This company
was promoted by John Dorsey of
Phoenix, when recently in Chicago.
The J. S. is own by J. B. Barrows,
lames Jerakl and Hank Snibley
and was bonded for $27,000. T.
Stack, W. Shaw and C. McDonald
are the owners of the Blue Bell, on
which the company secured a bond
for $40,000. John Dorsey will
have personal charge of development.
Peter Curran Says They Solve
No Social Problems.
Delegates   From    British   Trades
Union Congress Believes Friends
Should Legislate for Laborer.
Something About Hallroade
On the government owned railroads of Switzerland anyone can
buy a ticket to ride on any and all
the roads for 15 days for lhe sum
of $6. Denmark sells a similar
ticket on her publicly owned railroads for $550. Such a ticket
ment's representatives. The cor- could not be bought on the private-
respondent also says the Chinese ly owned railroads of the United
caused losses amounting to only I States or Canada at any price, and
4,000,000 roubles. The arrival of! a ticket that would .carry,, one the
larger or smaller bodies of soldiers I same   distance   here    would-  cost
from   China is   announced
daily from southern parts.
World AjfitiisNl WlieelwonieU'
Wheelwomen in Europe meet
with many difficulties. In Russia
everything is managed "by order of
the czar" and cycling is no exception to the rule. Before a woman
can possess a wheel she m.'st obtain royal consent, and as this is
granted uiiite sparingly, there are
but few wheelwomen in Russia.
Francer recognizes the right of the
husband to be boss, and befor
maidens can join the Touring club
she must first obtain a signed declaration from her spouse granting
her the privilege. In Florence
women cyclists must carry two
bells to warn pedestrians of the
-machine's approach. Men are required to have   only  one bell.
At Cambridge, Emma Raynor,
who keep a small shop, murdered
her three children, and then cut her
own throut.
almost about $300.
According to the report. of the
United States commissioner of
labor, it costs the road*> in th'at
country about 14 cents on an average to carry a passenger 100 miles.
People are compelled to pay over
20 times that sum to tr-ivel the
same distance in this country.
Isold Output During lstftt
The world's production of gold in
1899 was of the value of $306,585,-
500, an increase of $19,156,300 over
the yield of .898. The principal
gains were $6,590,400 in the Southern states; $7,515,600 iii Canada
(mainly in Klondike), and Australia
The most important loss was in
South Africa, which fell about $7,-
000,000,000 below the output of
1898, and a result of the war in the
Transvaal. The war broke out in
September and mining operations
in the field were almost  suspended.
But for the interruption in the
Transvaal the world's production
for the year would doubtless have
been $25,000,000 greater, The
Klondike output for 1899 was about
The world's production of silver
in 1898 was 177,224,243 fine
ounces, against 165,205,572 fine
ounces in 1898.
Mexico leads and Mexico and the
United States produce two-thirds of
the sjlver yield of the world.     The
world's industrial   consumption   of
gold is  estimated  at   $72,658,560,
This    week    a   most   important land of silver $24,595,600.
mining deal was   made,   by   which'     -        *-—"•—■—-
,    , ,, .,,    ,     ' I       Two million* on the Wrong Side >-
the control of the    Athelstan   mine |
will pass into the  hands   of  Mon- |    The officiaI rePort of th* finances
treal    capitalists     represented    by |of the Paris Exposition%h6ws a loss
Clarence    McQuaig.    This  is   the ! of ,wo mil,ion francs
syndicate that own the B. C. mine,
"You can never solve the social
problem by, strikes; that is my
opinion after 20 years experience in
the movement," said Peter Curran,
chairman of the General Federation
of Trades Unions of Great Britain,
in speaking to the workingmen of
Chicago today at a meeting held
under the auspices of the Building
Trades council.
Mr. Curran came to this country
as the fraternal delegate from the
British Trades Union congress
to the American Federation of Labor convention, and represents
about 2,000,000 organized workers in the United Kingdom. He
is president and organizer of the
Gas workers' and General Laborers'
union, with offices in London.
Mr. Curran said: "After spending more money in England during
the last 25 years on the industrial
battlefield than would keep 700 or
1000 legislators for our interest in
the housejof parliament, we have
come to the conclusion that we
must have something to say about
the making'of laws under which we
have to work, and we must get
away from'the old orthodox political parties if we nope to secure
what'we seek.
"The only possibility of our securing labor^legislation is by sending our, own men [to"parliament
not as master but "fas servants.
You never can solve the social
evils of which you complain by muscular force. You must do it by
legislation. lam not,in favor of
any. law which takes away the
rights of the worker to strike, but
I am not an advocate'of strikes.
"" *^== "" ff *■
tions, except they would be their
own masters aud make such - regulations concerning their work as
seemed to them would be for their
best interests. I think that when
such conditions arrive, that the
people of a nation engaged, in
the agricultural pursuits would
not, unless they preferred, live ia
rural isolation. They would be
housed in cities and would go to
their work on rapid transits, which
would be cheaper (cost less labor)
than keeping up the millions of
miles of road and hauling the products in wagons to points of demand, as is now done. No, socialism does not infer the renting
of land for tithing or money root.
That would be a crude way, and
when people understand it better
they will not apply crude and primitive methods,such as now in vogue.
The land will be used in the same
way that railroads would be if thc
public owned   and  operated  them.
Paradlae Mine lu Hie Wludeitnara DU
Uriel la Showing I'P Wall
Manager K. R, Bruce,of lhe now
famous Paradise mine, Spriag
Creek, Windermere district, reports
a ricajstrike in a new drift off tht
main shaft in the Paradise mint,
viz: over six feet ofy carbonates.
This is undoubtedly one of the most
important strikes yet made in East
Kootenay. Ore is now being raw-
hided from the'mine to Toby Creek
wagonVoad, thence'by four-horst
teams to (he ore sheds at Peterborough landing, Columbia 'rivtr.
Providing the snow holds out Capt.
Armstrong, who has the contract tt
land the ore at Golden in the spring,
says 3000 tons will be stored in the
ore sheds at Peterborough landing
this winter from the property. Tht
Paradise is undoubtedly the coming
mine in East Kootenay.
The march or Public Osrnerehln
For the year ending March 31,
1900, the total estimated revenues
of Prussia mounted to $581,581,-
857, of which $321,490,620 cams
from the state railways. The ntt
profits of the street railways wtrt
$132,756,356.     The total  amoutt
raised by direct   taxation Jot" ,$45,
"There is only one'solution  and  782,950. and  by  indirect*;taxation
that is the common ownership, for
as long as we allow]"the land and
the machinery of the country to be
held   as private monopolies by   the
$19,721,250. The iriterest~**on tha
entire public debt, including all tht
money raised for the purchase of
railroads and for every  other  pur-
few, so long will we have industrial Pose- was Hl*9»}»3"-    Thus   th*
disputes and upheavals."
(few Pour  Dollar Rill
The department of finance is just
about to issue a   i.ew   four    dollar
bill.    It bears the portrait of  Lord !
Minto,   brigadier-general   ot    vol-!
Un tears, in uniform,   also   of Lady
Minto.    The center  bears  a  scend
on   Sault   Ste   Marie  canal.    The j
back of the   new   note  contains  a!
picture of the parliament buildings. j
fluurs- I*
150,000  Mine Has, Shipped
1-200  Tuna.
Sonic Pood lor Thought
The vast profits of the Standard
Oil trust and John;D. Rockefeller's
share in them are as follows:
Quarter.        Per ct.    Dividend.
March 1, 1900... .20.  $20,000,000
June 15, 1900 .... 10..   10,000,000
Aug. 7,  1900  8..    8,000,000
Nov. 7, 1900 10..   10,000,000
Total for year. .48. .$48,000,000
Rockefeller's share.
March 1, 1900 $6,200,000
June 15,   1900   3.100,000
Aug. 7,  1900 '2,480,000
Nov. 7,  1900  3.100,000
Totaljfor year     $i4,8«So,ooo
Rockefeller gets from the Stand*
ard Oil trust alone, exclusive of
his other enormous holdings:
f" year $15,000,000
Per month  1,250,000
Per week        287,672
Eer?av  4'.095
Per hour  1,71a
Per minute ,... 28
He receives in one year 300 times
the salary of the president of the
United States.
Summit camp, and Manager Par-
rish, of that property, made an ex-
animation ot the Athelstan.
The option for the Athelstan is
for $150,000, for a short time
only, and those interested are confident that its terms will be complied with.
The total ex
penditure is 116,560,000 francs.
The receipts amounted, to r 14,500,-
uoo franc**. The loss is less than
in. the case of either of the preceding expositions.      .
In ha|y   the   government  owns
5608   miles of   private companies
3681.    The stafe railroads are or;**
erated by corporations under con-
The Athelstan is located about I tract which may  be terminated  in
three miles from Pheonixpostofilce,   isjoi.
Laud ludcr Noclaliam
If-the public^owned the land and
did not employ people to work On
it, the land would be rented to the
users like school land now is all
over the nation where the spculator
has not been successful in having it
sold,to tfiem. But that would not
be socialism. Under socialism—na-
tional co-operation—the public
would not only own the land but
the machinery and would organize and operate them on the | most
gigantic scafc, such as the;'earth
bas never seen. There would be
no renting of land, but the citizens
■who-were employed-^ thati'depart-
ment would,, work^ co-operatively,
as they npw do for great corpora-
profits on government railroads paid
the interest on the debt, balanced
the whole amount raised by taxatioa
direct and indirect, and^left^*$io,-
226,841 over; which is more thaa
three times the cost of supporting
the king (Prussian kings being
much cheaper than other kings of
Prussia has 30,268 miles of government railroads and 3498 belong
to private owners, It is the policy
of the government,'^to require tht
few remaining lines, as rapidly as
In 1889, 42 companies operated
75.4 percent of the trunk line milt-
age to Russia. In 1899 there was
only nine companies, operating 40
percent, while the government operating 60 per cent, or 16,413  rnilts.
The Russian state railroad, formerly run at a loss, now brings a
profit, notwithstanding tht fact that
the government hus built so many
lines for military purposes, without
regard to commercial considerations.
In Austria proper, the govtra-
ment owns and operates 4700 milas
of railroad and operates 1260 miles
more belonging to private companies. Lines owned and operated
by corporations amount to iSba
miles. In Hungary the governments operates 4,876 miles of its
own and 3439 miles belonging to
companies, against 1822 miles owned and operated by corporations. In
France most of the railroads are
run by strictly regulated corporations, but all of them by tht term
of their charters, will become tht
property of the nation bttween 1950
and i960.
New Zealand, socialistic as it is
in its tendencies, sent out more volunteers to help out tht mothtr
country in South Africa, than any
othtr colony, according to population and Wealth. Canada did not
do half as well as Australia. -»
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American Ideas as to  Amount
to Be Paid.
But the Amount is Likely to  Be
Mack Larfler-Sixteen Nations
, Interested.
Two hundred million dollars is
the maximum sum of the United
States wants the powers to demand
of China as indemnity, yet the figures are likely, to be many time that
amount. The United States army
has a deficiency ot $i 1,000,000 for
transportation and army supplies,
and most of that is charged against
A determined effort will be made
by President and Secretary Hay,
to induce the.powers to consent to
the arbitration of the indemnity
question by'a court to be appointed
in confromity with the provisions of
Tse Hague treaty.
Article 6 of the agreement, sign-
•d by "the foreign ministers in Pekin,"requires the-payment by China
of "equitable indemnities" of a very
sweeping character. ..(.The indemnity to be paid to the governments
is in the nature of restitution of the
were involved in the Chinese trouble. The remaining six, Denmark,
Sweden and Norway, the Netherlands, Roumania and Portugal,
have appointed, or will appoint,
if the precedent fixed by the other
power is followed, their ablest jurists, so that there would be no
difficulty in the way of getting an
unbiased court. Claimants could
submit their claims in this court,
which would receive and consider
Found Leaning As vinst a Tree
on a Blind Trail.
Indians County Settled With Iks Widow  By Paying * 4000.
Mrs. Lulu  C. Jenkins,  now   of
Chicago,    has just been  awarded
$4000 for the lynching of her husband    in  Ripley county,   Indiana,
three years ago.    The   money will
be paid over by the eight  bondsmen of former Sheriff Henry   Bushing and is the   result of a  privae
settlement of the   indemnity suit
instituted   by     the    widow    three
months    after    the murder.    This
puts an end   to   a case   that   has
aroused attention all over the  east.
William Jenkins was one of the
five men lynched in September,
1897, for alleged complicity in the
stealing of a horse from Lisle Levi
of Osgood, Indiana. Levi was
also a victim of the mob. The men
killed were Robert Andrews, Heine
Schuler, William Jenkins, Clifford
Gordon, a 17 year old boy, and
Lisle Levi, and aged soldier.
There was a fight in which  shots
lir.'K,- mirrors nt kniTVsi, kin-H*. in,
l\,l     sn.ill.l-     -•! II ■      ,1'llM'll.     ago
She   declares ti\tf<i is tip 1 , v  11:1 Jci'
which she can   lie   pro-i°C'itc<l.
A warrant has been sworn nut by
the owners of the saloon fixtures,
charging Mrs. Nation with malicious destruction of property. She
has been taken to the county jail.
Mrs. Nation sent   two demands
I'i'.Ipi',    t'-r-
1  '<*n   hn
:i'|'i"iiiM -, 'i'i ii- l\ ,*l •■'iv 1.
i'i mechanic** -- hi.1 li'.iiii ;•
of '.i'..' n ^'lesl skill. Today lhe ordinary laborer is, for the most part,
a peg in the wheel. He works
with the tireless—he feeds the unsalable.   When the monster stops,
For Tee Days the Animal Was Without Food, Watching; Over His
Master's Remains.
expense*   incurred • in  dispatching were fired at    the   dpputy sheriff
and maintaining Iroops in China,
and it is feared may be made to in
elude sums to be paid to the heirs
ot those killed in action,' or to those
who received ^wounds during the
engagements incident to the cap-
iureJof Pekin.
The total losses of the allied
forces defending the""egations were
67 killed and 120 wounded, and
many Chinese 4in the employ ot
missionaries and the legations lost
their lives. An'/idea of the indemnity to be demanded for the expenses of the "several military expeditions may be obtained from this
Jenkins, with the others was arrested and taken to jail at Versailles,
Ind.    Mrs. Jenkins, suspecting that
The party that went out to bring
in the body of a man found dead at
the Tom Thumb mine returned at a
late hour last night. The man
proved to be Harry Lowrey, as
supposed. He left Bodie one
week ago last Tuesday for Republic, coming by way of the trail.
That night there was a terrible
snow and wind storm, and he took
a blind trail and soon became lost.
In s.me manner he lost his horse,
which has not yet been found.
When the searching party reached
the body a dog stood off the
crowd for some time, but after
being fed permitted the men to
reach his dead master.    The animal
1 is wasted almost to a shadow,
showing he has been without food
for thc entire 10 days. Lowrey
had evidently either got off his
horse to find the trail or was thrown
and walked until exhausted and
sat down by a tree and never rose
again. He had done much walking
as his overshoes was worn out.
There were  a   few bruises on   his
j arms and legs,presumably caused by
to the sickbed of Governer Stanley   the man is out of   employment—
for him, as governor of  the state,   out of bread.     He has not saved
to come to the city jail and take
charge of hei defense. On Stanley's refusal she telegraphed for
Jerry Simpson, her old neighbor at
Medicine Lodge. With a hatchet
Mrs. Nation recently smashed all
the bar fixtures at Kiowa and Medicine Lodge. She arrived here last
mob violence was brewing, walked, fallinR oyw fa,|en tfees His watch
from Osgood 10 Versailles at night j an(J pin wefe on h,g personi pre.
and paced the street until dawn,
armed with',a'revolver. For several
hours she waited under the window
of her husband's cell, ready to challenge any who came to do him
harm. Her fears being j finally allayed, Mrs. Jenkins started for
home. No sooner was she out of
sight than a mob gathered. Dragging out the five men, the members
of the mob killed them in succession
table, showing'.the".strength   of  the  by beating them over the head with ,    ,
„.     , 0      ■    .u „ -„.„ 'u,„„„i,s- ....      or s signature to   a  death   warrant
lilies:   Russia 48.500.men,.brought I a musket     sU,ck       Mrs.  Jenkins'
from   Siberia; Japan,  22,573 men,1   e0
transported from   Japan; ..Germany
15,600 men and 44 guns, all  but   a
eluding any suspicion   of foul   play
—Republic Miner.
•Capital Punish    en    lu Kanaass.
The statement is made lhat there
are forty men now confined in the
Leavenworth prison under sentence
to death.     The    number       is  the and others would obtain proper re
accumulation     for    several    years. I cognition at the hands of discerning
They have, it seems, a queer law in 'investors.— B. C. Review (London.)
Kansas  that  requires  the  govern-
At the Meres/ or Hrokner.
No doubt many of our readers
have been surprised at the sudden
drop in Le Roi stocks which has
had a very depressing effect on the
whole British Columbian market.
The cause is directly traceable
to the old warfare between the two
rival sections of the Westralian
market For the time being, the
enemies of the Whitaker-Wright
group appear to have the upper
hand, although their tactics have
not met with success in regard to
Lake View's, and so they endeavor
to wound their adversary in his
British Columbian interests. It is
extremely unfortunate that the British Columbian section should thus
be entirely at ths mercy of a clique
of share manipulators who are interested in a totally separate portion
of the globe, and the conviction is
borne in on us that our markets
would be in a lar more satisfactory
position if the British America Corporation, which appears now to
have degenerated into a mere share
pushing agency, ceased to exist,
then 'he bona-fide promoting and
development companies, such as
the London and B. C. Goldflelds,
New Goldflelds, Nimrod   Syndicate
was compelled to flee to save her
own life, coming to Chicago. Here
she   brought   up    suit   for   $5000
few   hundred^of  whom,   stationed . aarnages against Sheriff   Bushing's
before the outbieak occured at
Kioochau, were brought'from Germany; Great Britain, 8746 men,
brought from Hongkong and India; United States, 5618 men, dispatched from' the Philippines and
the United States; France 5378
men, sent to the north from Cochin
China; Italy iooo men, transport-
ad from Italy; Austria, 294 men,
laaded from her warships.
The societ:es"named in the note
of the powers are the religious
bodies which maintain missionaries
in China, many of «hom were kill-
td. They will not only want heavy
sums of indemnity for the heirs ot
those killed, but solace those who
were insulted, and also to repair
the dammage done in the destruction of the mission property. Many
merchants suffered losses' in consequence of the. outrages. The
American legations in Pekin was
owned by Colonel Charles Uemby,
Mr. Crorfsget'sr-predecessor; and the
•ther leg'ationsr'-'Were''also owned
by foreigners er foreign 'governments.
It will'thus- be seen that the
amount ot indemnity will assume
gigantic figures. Administration
officials believe the amount demand-
ad should not be more than';,$200,-
000,000, an in case of inability to
properly distribute'' the indemnity
the matter should be brought to
the attention1'to the Hague court.
In case, however, it should develop
that it is impossible to agree on a
reasonable sum, then th government will urg^e the immediate refer-
sure of the" whole indemnity question to a eoiiii of five jurists, to be
selected from those members of the
Hague tribunal, nominated by
countries whose interests were not
largely affected, by the Chinese
It is pointed out that there are
sixteen nations signatory to The
Hague treaty,  ten  only of   whom
bondsmen before Judge Baker.
The suit dragged along for thre*»
years and Anally the bondsmen decided to settle outside of court. Mrs
Jenkins, when compelled several
months ago to go to Ripley county
to attend the trial of the case, was
protected by a body guard of government detectives. She will go to
Versailles next week to get the
Terrible Fata of Vastier  and Son
Edward Clark, aged t<3, and his
son William, aged 38 years, both of
Cimden, N. J., met a horrible
death while at work in that   city.
The men were blacksmiths employed by a firm of machinists on
North Second Street. Young Clark,
shortly before 11 o'clock, was siezed
with chills,and,in attempting to get
relief, climbed a ladder to the top of
a largo noiler. In a few minutes,
his fellowworkmjn, among whom
was the father, he ird the noise of
escaping steam. The father, realizing his son's danger, mounted the
ladder to William's rescue. He
missed his looting and fell on a
Targe revolving gear-wheel, and
was ground to pieces. Meanwhile,
the son was on the top of the boiler,
surrounded by escaping steam,
and the woikmen below were .unable to g've any assistance until
the steam in the boiler had spent its
force. Young Clark, was then
dead, having been scalded to death.
The safety-ball of the boiler had
dropped off, and allowed the 40
pounds pressure of steam in the
boiler to escape. Both men leave
A 14-year-old son of William
witnessed the death of his fat her
and grandfather.
re it can be carried into execution. No governor for several years
has been willing to sign a death
warrant, and in consequence death
sentences have not been carried
out. Thr present governor, Man-
ley, has no prejudice against capital
punishment, but before signing
forty death warrants he desires to
know if capital punishment is desirable, he would inforce it; if not
he would have it abolished.
There are five states in which a
death penalty has been abolished.
These are Maine, Rhode Island,
Michigan, Wisconsin and Colorado.
The governors of these states
have been requested to give the
governor of Kansas the benefit ot
there experience. Not one of the
governors are inclined to the belief
that the abolition of the death penalty either increase thc number of
capital offenses or is an incentive to
lynch law. The governor of Colorado, who has recently had to deal
with an aggravated c*se of mob
law, does not believe thai the abolition of the death penalty has a tendency in that direction.
■There d'•'.?'£ hot seem to be much
to be 'said in favor of the queer
Kansas law, A man under sentence
of death m.iy bi held to have some
rights, one of which is that he shall
not be subjected to punishment in
excess of what the law provides.
If death is the penalty for murder;
enforcement of the sentence  during
Sens*!* for a DeDllsst Without Kno vrlusc
Ills,   Nationality. ■+ r*3
Dr. Rykert, who was recently
summoned from Paris to Holland to
do some dental work for ex-President Kruger, is a young Canadian,
who has achieved marked success in
Paris as a surgeon dentist. Probably the Boer ex-president had not
the faintest suspicion he was placing
his mouth, so to speak, in the hands
of a British subject; and worse still
of a Canadian. Dr. Rykert is a
native of Dunham county, Miss-
isquoi, Quebec, his father being
Asa Rykert, one of the most substantial farmers of the county. Dr,
Rykert studied dentistry in American univesities, and after completing his course travelled in Europe.
He firtalty settled in Paris where he
has been practicing for several
Story or a Wlssilrisale   Drotruliiic   Had
No  Eoi.udatton
A telephone message from What
Cheer, declares that there is not a
word of truth in the story that 41)
people were drowned there while
skating. In conversation with a
lady operator in charge of the ex*
change at that point, she stated
that the story was a joke   by   some
Earl Watson of Fairhaven,
Wash., a lad of 14 years, lost the
sight of his left eye by the explosion
of a toy cannon.
train men and that they first told
a long period of years might be con-{that the accident had occurred at
sidered a kind of mental torture—\ Pekay, a little town near What
Bulletin. [ Cheer.    The ridiculousness   of the
__, I Mory, she declared, is  shown   from
NHE iWaAHBO WTO A •saloon    J the tact that  their  is  not  a  pond
Spoiled Clssopatra   at
Her   Rath and
was Lodaed lu .1 nil •
Mrs. Carrie Nation, piesident of
the Barber county W. C. T.U., entered the Carey hotel barroom and
with a stone cmashed a $300 painting of Cleopatra at her bath and a
mirror valued at $100. She is un -
der arrest, but no charges have yet
been made. She appealed to Governor Stanley, who is in the city,
and    he    refused   to   act.
I large enough   in the town   to
j, ten people, let alone 4<).    The
r is   the   outgrowth   of   the
fflexlran Hank Failure
The failure of the well known Bank
of Francisco Marrincz, Negrite 81
Sons of (jiiadalaiara, has created a
sensation in Mexico where it has
for many years been identified with
She ] it* business.
anything.    The mechanic invention
was not for his benefit.
Some time ago I heard a man
say that it was impossible for good
mechanics to get employment, and
that, if his judgment, the government ought to furnish work for the
people. A few minutes after I
heard another man say that he was
selling a patent for cutting out
clothes, that one of the machines
could do the work of twenty tailors,
and that only the week before he
had sold two to a great house in
New York, and that over forty cutters had been discharged.
On every side men are being
discharged and machines are being
invented_to"take their places. When
a great factory shuts down the
workers who inhabited"'it and gave
it life as thoughts to the brain,
go away, it stands there like an
empty skull. A few workmen, by
the force of habit, gather about the
closed doors and broken wihdows
and talk about distress, the price
of food and the coming winter.
They are convinced that they
haven't their f share 'of what they
created. They feel certain that the
machines on the inside were not
their friends. The look at the mansion of the employer—but have
nothing themselves. The employer
seems to have enough. Even when
employers fail, when they become
bankrupt, they are far better off
than their laborers ever were.
There worst is the toilers best.
The capitalist comes forward with
his specific. He tells the working-
men they must be economical, and
yet, under the present system, economy wouldjessen wages.
Under  the great  law of supply I
and'demand, every  saving, frugal, j
s.-lf denying    workman   is    uncon-j
sciousnly  doing '.what  little he can j
to reduce the compensation ot  him-
self and   his"'fellows.    The slaves
who did not wish to run away helped to fasten the chains on'those who
did.    Lo, the saving  mechanic  is
a certificate'that   wages   are  high
enough.    Dots the great  law  demand  that " every * worker^should
live on the least   possible amount
of bread? „ Is it his   fate   to   work
one   day   that I? he    may get  food
enough to be able to.work another?
Is that to ,be  his only  hope—that
and death?
Capital has also claimed and still
claims the right to combine. Manufacturers meet and determine
prices, even in spite of supply ana
demand. Have the laborers the
same right to consult and combine!
Therich meet in the bank, club
house or parlor. Workingmen,
when they combine, gather in the
street. All the organized forces
of society are against them. Capital has the   army   and   navy,   the
legs'ative, th judicial and executive I he ignorant and s,upid enough to
departments. When the rich cPm'rI pgi-t^thelr'ew^ttljjpft'.faq the useless?
bine it is for thc purpose of "ex- j Wi„ they supporl m,||ions ot sol-
changing ideas." If the poor com- j Jiers .Q "ki|, g_*,jj „, other workmen?
bine, it is "conspiracy" II they ' w\n they ajw«^f build temples and
act in concert if they really do some- j ,ive^ ;„ huls amJ dens themselves?
thing, it is a mob. If they defend; ^^ they forewi*. allow parasites
themselves, it is treason. How i** | a„d vampires to live on their blood?
it that the rich control the depart- | Wi„ lhey remajn tne s|aves 0f the
ments of the government? In this i beggars tney Support?- " Will hon-
oountry the political powei is equal j £St mC(, stop tak-mg orr tl.eir hats
ly divided among men. There are l to success,fui frauds? Will Indus-
certainly more poor than rich, j try> *(n the preS(.uce 0f crowded idle-
Why should the rich control? Why MM| torcver iM upon its knees-
should not the poor combine for; a|ld wil, the lipS) unstai,ied by lies,
the purpose of controlling the ex- j torever klss tr.e robber*"" and im-
ecutive, the legislative and judicial | posterb' handsV Will they under-
departments? Will they ever find j stand that beggars cannot be gen-
out ho sv power'ul they are?    A  cry   erous, and that every  healthy man
("ii i|>'c   i«v i.-f <■   1 1    irjiiu .•   'v..
<    rv.rr"!, ,! !;-,-     1V*    itsjlieljl     of'    l;.c
* Inidis i>?    -..;:. ,*, u ,(,:,•  keep
pace   with   l.^l.h. ,_..-    Will     the
vvoi l;:n in   become   intelligent   a" 1
strong enough to become the ow.i-
ers of machines?   Will these gaints,
these titans,   shorten   or   lengthen
the   hours   of  labor?   Will   they
give leisure to the   industrious,   or
will   they make   the rich   richer or
the poor poorer?    Is man   involved
in the "general scheme" of things?
Is their no pity, no mercy? Can man
become intelligent   enough   to   be
generous, to be just,   or   does the
same law or fact   control   him   as
controls the   animal   or   vegetable
world?   The great oak   steals the
sunlight   from   the   smaller   trees.
The    strong   animal   devours   the
weak—everything at the  mercy   of
the beak, and claw, and   hoof,  and
tooth—of   hand,   and   club,    and
brain   and   greed—inequality,   injustice everywhere.    The poor horse
standing in the street with his dray,
overwork, overwhipped and  unfed,
when he sees horses   groomed   to
mirror, glistening- with   gold   and
silver, scorning with proud feet the
very earth,   probably   indulges   in
the usual    social   reflections;    and
this same horse, worn and old,  deserted by his  master,   turned   into
the dusty road, leans   his head  on
the topmost rail, looks  at donkeys
in the field of clover and  feels   like
a nihilist.
In tne day of cannibalism tha
strong devoured the weak—actually ate their flesh. In spite of all
laws that man has made, in spite
of all advances in science, the
strong, the heartless, still live on
ihe weak, the'unfortunate, the foolish. True, they do not drink their
blood or eat their flesh, but- they
live on their self-denial, their
weariness and want. The poor
man who defends himself by toil,
who labors for his wife and children
through all his anxious, barren,
wasted life—who goes to the grave
without ever having a luxury—has
been tht food for others. He has
been devoured by his fellow men.
The poor women, living in the bare
and lonely room, cheerless and
fireless, night and day, to keep
starvation from her child is
slowly being eaten by her fellow-
men. When 1 take into consideration the agony of civilized life—
the failures, the anxieties, the tears,
the withered hopes, the bitter realities, the hunger, the crime, the humiliation and the shame—I am almost forced to say that cannibalism,
after all, is the most merciful form
in which man can exist.
Ib a world filled with millions,
and millions of acres of land awaiting to be tilled, when one man can
raise food lor hundreds, yet millions
are on the edge ol" famine.- Who
can comprehend the "tupidity at the
bottom of this truth?
There is to be no  change?
Are the laws of "supply and demand," invention science, monopoly
and competition, capital and legislation always to be enemies of those
who toil?    Will the workers always
ii '-
comes from the oppressed, the hungry, from the downtrodden, from
the unfortunate, from the despised, from men who despair and
from women who weep. The are
times when mendicants become revolutionists—when a rag becomes a
banner,   under  which  the   noblest
must earn the right to live? Will
they finally say that the man who
has had the privileges with all
others has no right to complain, or
will they follow the example set by
their oppressors? Will they learn
that force, to succeed, must have
thought behind it, and that everything done, in order that they   may
and bravest battles for the   right.
How are we to settle thc unequal '.succeed, must rest on justice?
difference   between  man  and  ma-! By Kobukt G. Incersol.
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C. E. SmithkbinoaU!:, Editor and Prop.
8LOCAN,      •      -       -       -      B.C.
Legal Advertitirif 10 cant* a line tmt
the first insertion and6 cenU a line each
•uberquent Inter tion.
Certificates of Itaprswement, |7 each
Transient ad-witte^a-senta at nmi rates
ma legal advt, titing.
Loeatswillbt charged 19 cents a line
for each insertion.
Commercial Rates saade known upon
Tht Subteription it |2 par year, etrict-
ly in advance j $3.60 a year if not to paid
Addrett alt Utters to—
Blocan, B. C
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th, 1901.
W. H. Galliher hat been officially
sdeelared elected for the Yale-Cariboq
constituency, by returning officer
Tbe one great curse of the credit
•system is that the honest cash purchaser has in part to pay for tbe
losses caused by the dishonest "tick''
•buyer.        '
Not since hostilities.opened hive
things looked so bad for tbe British
in South Africa. Cape Colony has
been invaded by 5000 Boers, and the
whole country is In rebellion. Good
Lord, deliver ns!
Two thousand eight hundred and
•forty-seven tons of ore, with an approximate value approaching. $300,-
■O30, is the record of shipments for
-this division for 1900. It is a cuckoo,
without a shadow of doubt. These
figures will tell tbe resources of the
scamp and encourage investors. But
watch the growth during 1901,
Incorporation is no myth, but is to
be a stern reality. Details have been
■set In order and a brace of Nelson's
leading lawyers have been engaged
to place the matter in its proper light
before the provincial authorities.
Already the talk of suitable men for
ithe civic government and various offices have commenced and the keen-
seat interest ia evinced; There is no
apparent hostility to Incorporation, it
being quite the popular move ef (.he
day. March 1st should Witness the
organization of tbe town on the basis
sofa fail-fledged city.   ■
The new century starts off with
exceedingly bright prospects for the
.oamp. More enquiries for desirable
-properties are being made now than
Sot months past and It Is certain mueh
new capiul will aeek investment
here in tbe spring. Those properties
working are looking particularly
bright and the shipments of ore
promise to be large. There is no
•cause for doleful looks or words, for,
while January and February may
ihe some whatqulet in business circles,
•there's every surety of a refreshing
spring. Besides, there ia a heavier
payroll and more solidity In tbe
oamp this winter than ever In tbe
past. Always speak well of your
•district and let no action of yours re-
•Ard its advancement.
Business men In the town art particularly interested In the proposed
incorporation ef tbe town, and one of
she first bylaws to be placed on
record under the city government
•will be one protecting tbe legitimate
iocal trade Interests from the Inroads
.of pedlers and hawkers. And the
Motel interests are also watching the
progress of events. There are now
eight houses doing business here, and
a ninth ia seeking the privilege. At
the best the field Is limited, and the
hotel men are putting forward a
•strong plea against any further Jeopardizing of their trade. They contend that a limited number of bouses
would meet the demand and provide
"better accommodation to the public.
■ TJ  i > s,tn
Nelson miners have undertaken a
•crusade to use every legitimate
means to discourage tbe employment
or the patronising of Chinese, directly
or Indirectly. They are asking all
those who believe in making this a
white man's country, to lend their
help in tho movtment. Tho Nelson
men should enlarge tbe scope of their
operations so as to include all Asiatics. To be true to their own princls*
pies and interests, organized labor
throughout the province roust endorse
tbe action ofthe Nelspn men, and, if
tbey stand together In the matter,
much can be done to cheek the in-
.roads of the Asiatics. We, la tbe
Slocan, feel but" little of the pressure
on the working classes effected by
Mongolian competition, but the need
•is urgent for encouragement .to fellow
The public school re-opens on Monday next.
A turkey shoot was held on New
Year's day.
Mark Manley is in Spokane on a
holiday jaunt
First of the century calls wore popular Tuesday.
Ancient periodicals may be purchased at this office.
Numerous enquiries for likely properties are being made.
The new century was ushered in
ia a most decorous manner.
Union services were held In tbe
Presbyterian church Sunday.
H. H. Reeves is going out of tbe
fruit and stationery business in Silverton.
Monday night a watchnight service was held in the Presbyterian
The next big social event to look
forward to is the Miners' Union annual ball.
Percy Dickinson, manager of the
Warner Miller syndicate, has gone to
New York.
Sam Sturoh hashls skating rink in
fair shape, which will please the
young folk.
Wednesday was a boisterous day
on the lake, giving the Slocan trouble in landing.
Joe Law has been appointed special
constable for the collection of the provincial poll tax.
A freight wreck occurred near
Robson last Thursday. Several cars
were demolished.
An auction sale of the equipment of
the gymnasium will be held on Saturday, at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. Amos Thompson, New Denver, has been the guest of Mrs. Fred
Wright during the week.
Service was held in St. Paul's
church, on Wednesday morning, in
honor of the new century.
A. C. Smith left on Saturday, to
visit his old home In Nova Scotia. He
may not commit matrimony.
Saturday a shooting match will be
held, the prize being a dressed hog.
Jack Sloan has charge ofthe fun.
J. C. Shook and family content-
[>late removing from town and tak-
ng up their residence in Peterboro,
S. Waterland is applying for a
special license for tbe international,
to come before the commissioners on
Jan. 15.
The private company seeking to
obtain the waterworks fianchisa here
has a firm of Nelson lawyers lighting
their case.
Miss Stonghton, of Los Angeles,
Cal., is visiting her friend. Mrs. Bennett. Tbe lady contemplates remain
ing here some time.
Owing to his early removal from
town, J. C. Shook is offering all his
household effects tor sale. For particulars see advertisement.
Lsou Heckmann shot a white swan
on the river, a few days ago. It
measured eight feet from tip to tip of
wing and weighed 82 pounds.
Sandon does not want hawkers and
pedlers. In future the gentry visiting that burg will have to pay a
license of $250 each six months.
Mr. and Mrs. James Tattersall dis-
Ensed open-handed hospitality to a
rge number of callers Tuesday, at
their handsome new residence.
Big locomotive 783 was placed on
the track again during the week,
after many days of bard labor. She
was wrecked seven miles below here.
Rev. A. E. Roberts, pastor of the
Methodist church, was surprised by
his friends with a New Year's gift, of
a letter of commendation and a
Some of the creditors of the Lemon
creek wagon road have taken action
against the Chnpleau people, to compel them to settle the accounts of construction.
Two extras of tne B C. Gazette
were issued during the week, one to
of Household Goods*
Owing to removal to tht Eaat from
town at an early date, tht undersigned
will ttll, by privatesale.wlthout reserve,
all his Household Effects, contitting of:
look sideboard; I oak attention table;
6 oak dining chain, upholstered; 1 oak
arm chair, upholstered; 1 oak rocker,
leather neat; 1 walnut patent rocker, upholstered hair clotn; 2 upholstered arm
chairs, silk lirocatelle. spring seat, arm
•nd back; 1 black walnut centre tablo;
1 bamboo whatnot; 1 ea tl, white enamel, brats finish; 1 organ, wtlnut cast;
1 oak roil top writing desk; 1 Singer
■owing machine; 1 quartered oak bedroom suite, with bevel plate gltst mirror; 2 setts Chenille curtains,with poles;
1 bedroom suite, cherry finish; 2 bedsteads, with springs and mattresses; 1
walnut bureau; 2 washstends; 2granite
ware toilet setts; 1 Ax minster carpet; 1
china dinner set, complete; 1 cookinp
rauge, new; 1 Queen heater; cooking
utensils j lumps; blinds, and other household Articles too numerous to mention.
On ylew Friday, Saturday, and Monday, from 2 p.m., nt my residence, in
proclaim Wednesday a public holl
day, and the other announcing the
appointment of Queen's counsel and
immigration officers.
A log shack near the record office,
owned by W. E. Worden and occu
pled by two Italians, was burned
yesterday morning.    One of them
lost $45.
A man by the name of Sullivan ap*
Glared before John Foley, J.P., on
onday, charged with being drunk
and disorderly. He was fined $10
and costs.
New Year's service will be held in
the Oddfellows' hall next Sunday, at
7.30p.m., under the auspices ofthe
Methodist church. The usual service
will be held at 11 a.m.
Miss Bennett . st,' *" a handsome
Christmas gift, of a jarlor lamp and
table, from her friends in the Methodist church, as a mark of appreciation for her services as organist.
The position of travelling passenger agent ofthe C.P.R. in Kootenay,
rendered vacant by the resignation
of W. F. Anderson.'has been filled by
the appointment of J. S. Carter, of
J. C. T. Crofts, of Nelson, representing the Wm. Hamilton Manufacturing Co., was here on Wednesday,
Interviewing the heads of incorporation respecting waterworks and power apparatus.
J. Mallinson Williams is in London
forming nn exploration syndicate.
He has commissioned his brother, J.
W. Williams, who is stopping at the
Hoyal, to obtain working bonds on
four mining: properties.
During 1900 Silverton had five
marriages and eight births, with no
deaths. The statistics for Slocan are
not obtainable, but they were large,
particularly in marriages. Tbe
market is remarkably buoyant in
that respect also for 1901.
For Sale.
A FIRST-CLASS, two-story house.sit
uate in West Slocan. Five rooms and
plastered throughout; in good location
will bo told cheap.   Apply to—
Tbe Liquor License Act, 1901
The following application for Special
License has lieen made, and will be considered hy the Board of Lit-ense Commissioners for the Slocan District, ut New
Denver, on Tueaday, 15th of January,
1901, at 10o'clock a.m.:
Walter Waterland, International
Hotel, Slocan City, hotel license
Chief License Inspector
Slocan City, Jan. 1st, 1901.
Pioneer Livery
and Peed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood and Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Office:
Dyspepsia Tablets
speedily relievo and cure acute
and chronic Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Distress after Eating, Sour
Stomach, Gas in the Stomach,
Nervous, Sick and Bilious Headache. 50 cents a box. For sale
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
No More
Have installed a new machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airpipes. They go together
like a charm. Patronize home
industry and have an unruffled
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
J. I. itiinwiun, * a. Sc.
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
B. C.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
1 HEREBY give notice thatA.C.Behne
has failed to perform his assessment
work on the Truro mineral claim for the
year ending August 30,1900. And I give
notice that, unless the raid Al. Behnc
pa) s his proportion of said assessment,
amounting to $60, and all costs attached
thereto, I shall claim his interest in the
said mineral claim, under section 4 of
the Mineral Act, Amendment Act, 1900
Dated at Slocan City this 24th day of
November, 1900.
Enterprise Fractional Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Di
vision of West Kootenay District
Where located:—Adjoining the Enterprise, on Ten Mile creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T.
Twigg, as agent for the Enterprise (Brit
ish Columbia) Mines, Ltd., Free Miner's
Certificate No. B3t332tMntend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to applv to the
Mining Recorder for a ceitificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tbe issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 29th dav of November, 1900.
3011-00 H. T. TWIGG, Agent
Clyde Mlsmral Claim.
Situate in the Slix-an City Mining Division ot the West Kootenay District
Where located:—On first north fork
of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Robert Scott
Lennie, acting as agent for The Chapleau
Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Ltd., V.
M.C. No. B37402, intend.sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply V th* Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 28th day of November. 1900.
7-12 00 "        R. 8.LENNIE
Trenton Mineral Claim.
Situate in tho Slocan City .uinina Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the divide between Eight Mile and Ten Mile
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGte-
gor, acting as agent for George Kydd,
free miner's certilicate No. B368S0, intend, sixty davs from the data hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder or a certificate of improvements, for tho purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of th* above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Ditedthii Cth day of November, 1900.
21-12-00 j. m. McGregor
aemerswt, Columbia Mo. 5, Evening Star
No, 8, Silver Crown, Kellpse No. 3,
Kcllpste Ko. 3  Fraction, and
Unknown Group Mineral Claim*.
Sltuato in the Sloean City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Near the head ot
Dayton creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Hugh Sutherland, Free Miner's Certificate No.B2«789,
intend, sixty davs from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates oi
Dated this 26th day of October,1900.
21-12-00 J. M. McGREGOR
Krla  Fraction and  Evening Star Sit. 9
Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: About two miles
northeast of Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that we, David Saul-
tor, free miner's certificate No. B14889,
and Duncan Graham, free miner's certificate No B26848, as to one-half each,
undivided interest, in the above-named
claims, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further tako notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced before the
issuafe of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this 20th day of December, 1900.
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every description can be had at 8locan'a Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of the best brands kept tn
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes. Fruits «>f all kinds kept in
their season. The most toothsome Confectionery always on
sale.   Stationery also bandied.
the Miner's Tailor, is the pines.
For a Nioe Winter Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      We use only Al.
Trimmings and the Finish Is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors South of Postoflice.
Fresh Groceries
are what the people want and we always have them.
We have just got in a big consignment from the east.
We have a large assortment of Cross & Black well's
goods.   Groceries are our specialty.
T. McNeish 6c Co.
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        •      SLOCAli
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
.and Blacksmith Coal.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
Slocan,        - - B. C
fl. D. CURTIS,
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles Furnished.
Slocan,      -      -     B. C.
City lirt ton,
No. 62, W. F. of H.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Sfcrctary
and Jeweler.
A foil line of
Watches, Diamonds,
Clocks, Jewelry, Plat-
edware and Spectacles
always In stock.
Repairing a specialty and all work
left at Tbe Drill office will be forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to.
Baker Street, Nelson.
per annum
The Murontt Branch
of the W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Neat meeting in the Presbyterian church. All meeting!opea
to those wishing t; loin.
Mrs. W. J. Akdrbws, Mas. T. B. Hall
President. Cor. Secretary, j
W'ln*m oe a diamond buying trip lo
the cutters at Amsterdam, we never
forget to tupply curative* well with
four " special" tiiea, vis. i
Per ear Sm Pls.as.sasl Mm
Per ear St* Disss sad Rseg.
Per our Su DlaaseaS «saf.
Per ear Atae Diaaseee fUaa.
Every one of theee diamonds imi >(
be of such a quality tbat the most
critical cannot find a fault, for a
" Special" Diamond Ring from
Ryrie's Mists' be of " first quality "
Scad fer ear Rlig atilegie.
Mill Put Miay
Still continue to operate
first-class Sleepers on
all trains from Revelstoke and Kootenay
Landing; also Tourist
Cars,passing Dunmore
Junction daily for St.
Paul; Saturdays for
Hontreal and Boston;
Mondays and Thursdays for Toronto. The
same cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.
No trouble to quote
rates and give you a
pointer regarding-the
Eastern Trip you contemplate taking. Fall
and Winter schedule
now effective.
For time-tables, rates, and tall Information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
Agent, Sloean City


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