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VOL. Li No. 44.
BLOCAN,   B.   C,   FEBBUARY   1,   1901.
12.00 PER ANNUM.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
VOIT. 838,000.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
B. C.
Hats & Caps,
Sweaters, Etc.,
Boots & Shoes,
Rubber Goods,
Heavy Shirts,
Collars & Ties
White Shirts
Colored Shirts
Hudson Bay 4-point Blankets.
Our groceries always fresh nnd ofthe best.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co.* General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, snd Camp McKinnev, B. C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies'the best of
everything in the narket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
W. Williams Securssss the Claim tor
Hit Brother —Bond for One Year, the
First Payment In Six Months—Work
to Cosnmenoe on or Before April 1.
Another deal was concluded here
on Saturday for a goodly amount,
emphasizing the '•rowing demand for
dry ore properties and value of thc
resources of the local camp. J. W.
Williams, acting for bis brother, J.
M. Williams, secured the well known
Ottawa claim, Springer creek, tor
$33,000. The deal is in the nature of
a working bond, running for twelve
months. The lirst p lytnetit falls due
in July and the balanco next January. Work is to commence on or he-
fore April 1 and at no time must
there be less than six miners employed. The parties signing the bond
were W. R. (Hement, C. P. Wich-
raann and W. E. Worden.
The Ottawa is one of the oldest
claims in the camp and has always
been prominent. The lead is a strong
one and has been exposed almost the
entire length ot thc property. A great
deal of work has been done and the
claim has been under steady development all winter. Two men have
been employed in the main drift,
which has followed the lead in for 390
feet. Their work was encouraged by
an accidental discovery las', fall,when
a slide of debris opened up an ore
streak on one. side of the drift. Subsequently a horse of granite was encountered, but on passing through
this two stringers of elegant ore were
met with. One of these is 14 inches
wide and tho other 10 Inches. The
ore is exceedingly high grade, having given values of upwards of $203.
lt is a dry ore pure and simple, car
rying considerable native silver und
sulphides. The breast of tlie tunnel
gives signs of the ore streaks In-coming amalgamated Riving on* bis*
chute. There is a depth of over Id
feel vertical from tho surface and the
ledge is in place.
A. R. Harrow, surveyor, came in
from Nelson Saturday to survey* the
Ottawa, and a crown grant will at
once be applied tor. Two or three
other parties were after th<i Ottawa,
but were forest lied by Mr. Williams.
Arrangements are bi*inu made for
the commencement of development
at an earlv date.
carnival on Feb. 12 to 16, and hig rington sent the company some large
preparations have been made for the and remarkably tine specimens of
event. A prize list ot $3,000 has been ore taken from the breast of the new
prepared, ensuring the attendance of drift, with the pleasing intelligence
a big crowd.   The programme em-  that a shipment to the smelter would
braces skating, hockey, snowshoeing,
skiing, curling, etc., and cover the
pro'incial championships. Single
fare return will obtain on all railroads.
J. Vf. Williams Secure* the Property for
English People.
The third deal to be made in the
camp this year was effected on Monday, when J. W. Williams, acting
for English parties through J. M.
Williams, secured the Myrtle group.
It Is a working bond and runs for 16
months, calling for the payment ot
$45,000. A first payment of 10 per
cent is to be made in September, nnd
the remainder in equal amounts up
to April, 19C2. Active development
is to be commenced within three
months and must be continued ceaselessly during the life ofthe bond, not
less than six miners to be kept employed at any one time. Those interested in the deal are James Tattersall, Fred Tattersall, Wm. Tattersall
and Thos. Waring.
There are four claims embraced in
the Myrtle group, consisting of the
be mado about tho middle of February.         i
Northwest   Mining   Syndicate,   of New
Denver, Makes a Its-port.
At the annual meeting ofthe Northwest Mining Syndicate, whoso local
headquarters are at New Denver,
recently held in London, England,
the report of E. L. Heathley, chairman, was adopted without discussion,
as were also tho accounts. The report, which is for tho year ended
September 30th, states that owing to
the flotation of the Bosun Mines,
Limited, and of the Condor Mines,
Limited, a profit for the year has
been realized of £23,114, represented
by shares In these companies at par
value, making, with the balance carried forward, a gross available profit of £23.946. Tho Bosun Mines,
Limited, has been working the property acquired from the syndicate
and is now a regular shipper of ore,
and developments are being consid
erablv extended. The Condor Claims
property was also, at thattime.being
developed, and the directors consider
Last Year's Shipments Were 8847 Tonsv—
A Healthy Kvldenee of the Lira and
Wealth of the C'siinp' ArllssfftoB the
Mlcgest Shipper.
Only the . Arlington figures this
week in the shipments trom the division, and it placed 100 tons to its
credit. One car of this, sent out on
Wednesday, was ji special shipment
and was made up of probably tho
richest ore ever taken out of the mine.
Ii was a mass of native and wire silver and it will surely top the list for
value from this country. Thc Bond-
bolder bas a car of ore on tho dock,
and tho Black Prince has an equal
amount in the Arlington basin. The
Enterprise will send out a car next
week, and n move may also be expected shortly from two new properties, the Speculator and V & M.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following is
it list ot the shipments this year to
Arlington    100
Kiitm prise	
Two Friends	
Black Prince -..
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHINQ & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan
Slocan, B. C, is under the
816(1 nil Personal Maipmit of Ji Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Will Kssnetlt the Tumi,
A syndicate of local monied men,
headed by W. D. McGregor, has purchased lfiOacresof land adjoining the
townsite to the southeast. Mr. Mc-
Oregor returned from Nelson on Saturday, where he had closed the deal
witli Frank Fletcher. It is the intention of the syndicate to lay off a
park and clear it up, and add a hall
mile bicycle and race track and recreation grounds. The improvements
contemplated will cost several thousand dollars, and will take all sum
mer to complete, so that the first big
moet will not take place for a year.
A general meeting of the citizens is to
be held and the whole matter laid beforo them, as thc scheme will greatly
benefit the whole town.
We're a tine, braw toon, an' we're thrivin' yet,
An' we're unco vauntie, as ye can bet;
An', tho' doollera we hae been backward Ret,
We're a tine^ braw toon—an' we're thrivin' vet.
Ilcmm'd in hy mountains an' girded by lakes.
Whaur the forest creeps doon by its scattered brakes;
In as lionnie a neuk as a toon could get,
We're a fine braw toon—an' we're thrivin' vot.
Whaur creeks dash heidlnng thro' canyons wide,
Whaur the cliffs glower darkly on ilka side,
Tne the open plain whaur tlio lake is met,
We're a tine, braw toon—an' we're thrivin' yet.
There's nncht tne hinder us spreadin' oot,
For, no like. Sandon, there's land a boot;
An', wha kens, bit tfin Time wull let.
Wo may be a Nelson, or liosslaif, yet.
We've a gey. gu'ul site, an' it's weel set aff
AVi' the bijrgins. o' whllk ye can see bit half,
Fur niony sae far 'mnng the trees are set
That natie bit their owners hae seen them yet.
A braid loch front, an' a line o' pier,
Whaur the boats tie un whan they're waitin' here,
An' ye see Slocan—an' ye needna fret,
Bit oor fine, braw toon wull be thrivin' yet.
Thc folk are a strivin', roostcrfu' lot,
Wha gang alang smoothly an' murmur not,
Sae lansr as they're snugly an'free frae debt,
An' the toon can be said tae be thrivin' vet.
An', doon by the roads an' trails sae steep,
The rawhides are hauled, whan the snaw lies deep,
Wi' ore piled high; an' on this is set
Oor hopes an' ambitions for gritness yet.
We're a fine, braw toon, an' ye needna doot
Bit the mines aroun' us wull help us oot;
For we're creepin' up no, and dimm sweat—
We'll take a guid tticht up the ladder yet.
Klpllug of tlse Kuotanssys.
The Nelson Miner of Saturday contained the following pleasing paragraph about R. T. Anderson, besides
publishing his poem; Some time ago
a coast paper published an editorial
on the poets of British Columbia.
Thoy made no mention nf R. T. An-
derson.a young man of Lemon Creek,
who lreijuently contributes to The
Slocan Drill, and who win lay
claim at least to the title of thc "Kipling of tho Kootenays." In this
week's Drill. Mr. Anderson hits the
following, under the caption of "The
Message of Uriel," which we are sure
will compare favorably wlthanything
written in the same connection by
any other Cnnadiaii poet.
Cut si Nssw Ore Uosljr.
Frank Sherry wns down from the.
Black Prince, Saturday, for more
powder and other supplies. He stated that a now chute of ore had been
struck In the west drift from the up
per crosscut, a little over 20 feet from
the point of commencement. It is
eight Inche*. wide and carries as high
values as any yet taken out ofthe
mine. In tho upraise there Is two
feet of Bolid ore, but it cannot be
worked, owing to tho bad air. An
air shaft is being driven through to
the surface, and when this Is complet
cd work on tho oro body will be continued.	
 Itossslsuuls Wlutor t'strn Will.	
.Rossland will hold its .-usual winter
Lemon Creek, B.C.
Mvrtlo, Ivy, Holly and Mistletoe.
Tlie claims'are young, tho first two
having been located on August 8, last
year, and the others since. They are
situated in the big basin to the head
of Twelve Mile creek, and their discovery wns purely accidental, due to
the turnine over of a boulder by a
trailing picK. Prospecting in thc
wash finally showed up the ledge,
which is one of the tig things of the
camp. Its strike is northeast by
southwest and cuts across the granite
formation. What littlo work has been
done on it shows ore from wall to wall
ofa conaentratlng nature, which will
doubtless turn into a shipping article
at depth, The vein is 110 feet wide
aud has been traced 500 feet. It is a
shaft proposition, but will be easily
worked and is certain to prove a winner. Thc property is reached from
Springer crecK, over the Rainbow
This is the second big deal p.it
through during the week by Mr. Williams, on behalf of British money,
and quite a stir in mining circles has
been caused thereby. They have
stimulated outside inquiries and tho
indications point to a pretty Uvoly
spring. The owners of the Myrtle
group have made a capital deal, and
the result will be of material benefit
to tho town.
Hl.sss-U   Oosi lip.
Of Into considerable stock In tho V
& M Mines, operating on Twelve
Mile-, has been sold on the coast and
tho f rico ot shaics has made a sharp
advance.   Lft»". week Man-jujcr liar-
Last week the Payne shipped 182
tons over the C.P.U., while tho Ivan-
hoe sent out 27 tons.
Alex. Ferguson went up Ten Mile
this week to work on a claim adjoining the Dalhousle group.
W.Fj. Worden last week purchased
a twelfth interest in the Ottawa for
$500.   His spec wns a good one.
Paddy Sheran has sold a sixth iu-
tercst in tn« Hyderabad, Ten Mile, to
Mrs. John Wereley, New Denver.
The Bilvcr market has become
weak and the price of the white
metal is hovering around lhe 62 cent
An increase has been made in the
force on tho Ch.ipleau, several men
having gone up from here on Wednesday.
The Duplex, Alberta and other
claims on Gold Hill, Lemon croek,
have been tied up under option to C.
The Reco sent out from Sandon over
the K. & S., last week, 88 tons of ore,
the American Boy GI tons and the
Last Chance 53 tons.
R. E Fishburn.whoholds ihe bond
on the Bachelor, Twelve Mile, came
in from Nelson. Monday, to look at
the property. The drifting contract
is about half completed.
Threo shifts are now employed on
the Neepawa. Ten Mile, aud about
four feet of ground is being broken
daily. There is a line showing of
quartz in tho breast of the drift.
Encouraging reports continue to
come in from the Enterprise. Tho
ore chute struck in the No. 2 workings is holding out well, while the
ledge is getting a little larger, with
a softening of the rock.
lliu'hslors' Concs*rt.
Notwithstanding a previous adjournment, the bachelors'concert, on
Tuesday night, was an uproarious
success. Thu Music Hull wasjamineil
to the doon and chairman D. S. Mc-
Vannel was kept busy mastering the
bachelors in line. The programme
was as long as your arm. and as diversified as it was long. No fatalities
occurred, though the atmosphere was
pi-e.e.-. . i.e. synuicue »»■■'■■•«•■•» '• I considerably jarred. At the onnclu-
la^:!.,?1?,M!5.r^^^ ^ tho hostilities, a
heterogeneous mass ot tin dishes was
that the shares in these companies
represent a very valuable asset.
Ofthis profit a bonus has been distributed of £28,590 In shares in the
Bosun Mines, in tho pronor.ion of
three shares In that company to each
two shares held in the syndicate, and
£350 is carried forward. In deciding
to make this distribution, the directors considered that thev would thus
enable the shareholders to realize or
to hold these shares as they might
prefer.   The syndicate still retains a
in the Bissun Mines, and also owns
5,100 shares in tho Condor Claims.
It also owns other properties, partially
developed. All exi-tinses of the original formation of the company were
written off in the previous balance
sheet. In the present balance sheet
expenditure on various properties
which have been abandoned has
been written off, together with tho
cost of other investments not of at
present realizable value. W. II,
Sandiford is local manager of thc
various properties.
H:s,*s-sslHlnr to .Ship.
Ore is being sacked at tho Speculator and a shipment will be made In a
few days. It will consist of two carloads, ono being of No I ore and the
other of No. 2 grade. Bobbv Allen
expects to iret itdowu hero before the
loth, J. Frank Collom, who holds
the liond on tho group, will be hero
shortly from Alameda, Cal., where
ho has been spending the past throe
passed round, followed np by several
courses of the succulent boiled beans
and bacon. But, alas, the supply
failed to moct the demand, and even
the hardy bannocks disappeared.
The not result of tho entertainment
will prove a welcome addition to thc
funds of Knox church.
Lssoks I.lss..- Business.
It looks as if there was to be a stir
soon on Ten Mile, looking to the
erection of a mill at the Enterprise in
tho spring. Several men nre employed getting things into shape
around the sawmill to begin cutting.
A bill of lumber was received this
week from Nelson to be got out at
onco for the new concentrator, all
being dimension stuff. It is thought
the new mill will be erected on the
flat on thc south side of Ten Mile and
at the foot of the Enterprise ground,
A sleigh road ia being laid out from
Aylwin to the proposed mill lit©, f*v
as to get in the necessary timber.
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-*C. E. 8MiTnERiKG.vLE, Editor and Prop.
is rrrBLisnEC kvqry friday at
SLOCAN,      -      -       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the first insertion arid5 cents a line each
subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, t7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
ah legal adve. tiding.
•Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
(or each insertion.
Commercial Katos made known upon
The Subscription ia $2 per year, strictly in advanco; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th, 1901.
The legislature has been summoned
stomeet on Thursday, Feb. 21. Already the private bills, dealing prill-
-cipally with railroads, make a long
list, so that the session promises to be
sof an extended nature. Labor men
intend to watch carefully all legislation introduced.
Great difficulty has been experienced by thc committee looking after
the incorporation of the town in tracing up ownership to the real estate.
In numerous instances persons holding deeds to lota have not registered
them and others have not sought to
•secure the titles awaiting them. Under such circumstances, the townsite
company ho'ds the voting power of
these-lands. It is a great mistake
and realty holders should get their
deeds registered, If only as a matter
of protection to themselves. In this
Instance thc public good has been
•sariouslv handicapped by the lack of
thought on the part of those who
ought to know better.
Our Gracious Sovereign Lady,
•Queen Victoria, ia dead, having passed away quietly and peacefully on
Tuesday, at the ripe old ago of 82
years. Thc British Empire has been
plunged into acute grief, while the
whole World is stirred with sympathy.
fHistorv fails to record tho equal cf
our dead Sovereign, who, as a ruler
and mother, ever lived abovo reproach. In her centred the great
.lore ofa mighty nation, and in death
■all peoples of the earth mourn with
us and pay graceful tribute to her
memory and the mightiness of her
■Empire. The great calamity has
knit her sorrowing subjects in a clo
sserbond of kinship, to the further
strengthening of our Und and the
future upbuilding of our race. Albert
Edward now reigns in his mother'**
place and may the God of Nations
bless, protect and prosper him and
ibis Kingdom,
No excuso is offered for the publi-
,cation of tho appended, nor is com
-ment necessary, as it carries its own
explanation nnd lesson only too strikingly.   The excerpt is from a recent
report of   Dr.  Fagan,   provincial
.health officer, and deals  with   the
practices of Chinese gardeners: "One
moro matter which I fear is entirely
misunderstood in this country is Chi
Jicie gardens.  I found that in nearly
all the families in which typhoid infection occurred, it was tho custom to
^et vegetables from Chinamen. Now,
.it is not generally known, but is a
fact, that vegetables can, and often
,*do, carry Infection.   Of course, most
vegetables are purified by boiling,
but many—such as salad and celery
—are served raw.   This, no doubt,is
-the^jcatue of more trouble than is
.generally supposed; and, therefore, I
"thought It my duty to visit sonic of
the gardens supplying Victoria.   I
only visited Chinese gardens and am
.satisfied that, "hould tho patrons do
the same, thoy will make a change.
In many of them pigs   arc  kept.
Thore li no pretence of keeping the
,plaoo clean.   The pens arc limply an
abomination; tho yards just as bad.
In two instancos I saw offal lying
around, and from its condition must
have been there some days.   Such
rare some of the surroundings in
which market vegetables are kept.
This is bad, but nothing compared to
-tho dirty habit all these Chinamen
•have of preserving thc urine for thc
fertilization and whitening of vegetables.   Each garden has a   barrel
full of urine, which is allowed to de-
•compose, so that plenty of ammonia
dCTelopcs.   The vegetables arc, then
■freely sprinkled with this.   Outside
•this disgusting practice, the health
aspect Is grave, because tliess veget
,Ablcs, unless cooked, will carry-ty
phold or other disease.', just as sun
as milk or water.   I would rccom
•mend that this mutter be actively
La grippe is claiming many victims in town.
Len Uowson has taken over the
Wilson House cafe.
Ancient periodicals may be purchased at this office.
Bon. - In Slocan. on Jan. 19, Mrs.
II. D. Curtis, of a son.
The Silverton Miners' Union is
seeking incorporation.
E. Atherton has resigned from the
license board of the Slocan.
The local hockey team went up to
Sandon yesterday for a game.
Hermann Clever purposes opening
a general store at New Denver.
Pete Swan and family have returned to town from Wellington.
The public school was closed two
days because of the Queen's death.
A most successful dance was given
by the Athletic Club on Friday night
R. C. Campbell-Johnston is opening
np thc Lakcvicw group,'close to New
All the goods offered for sale at the
City Hotel, last Saturday, were disposed of.
Poultry and butter for s i Ie, at reasonable prices. J Sloan, cor. Nelson
and Delaney.
Frank Card has had his license
transferred to the Hicks House from
thc City Hotel.
Tom Mulvey has purchased 275
acres of land, adjoining West Slocan,
from the C.P.K.
II J. Gibbs, C.P.R. lino repairer,
and family, have removed to the
Boundary country.
The New Denver Miner's Union is
preparing for a big time at their annual ball. Feb. 7th.
Owing to the uncertainty of the
weather, the skating carnival did not
take place Tuesday.
Incorporation matters are moving
slowly, a great many obstacles constantly cropping up.
J. Alexander, thc owner of thc International Hotel, is now getting up
iv petition for a license.
Single fare will obtain on thc C.P.
li. to the Sandon carnival, on Jan. 27
and 28, good to return Feb. 1.
The young' men of tho. town will
give an entertainment tonight in the
Music Hall, in aid of Knox church.
Service will be held in St. Paul's
church next Sunday, morning and
evening.   C. Arthur Mount, vicar.
Sandon holds a big winter carnival
and bonsplcl from Tuesday to Friday
of next week, and a hu^c time u expected.
H. 11. Jorand arrived in town Saturday and opened bis law office on
Monday. He is assured of a good
T. Sherman, who will be remembered by many here and at New
Denver, died at Port (Juielioii two
weeks ago,
John Kennedy was killed at the
Ruth mine, last Friday, by falling
from a atope. lie was a recent arrival from Manitoba.
Every effort sliould be made
through R. F. Green to get an ip
propria tion from the government to
fix up the school grounds.
Bills are out for the second annual
nail to be given by tho Miners' Union
on Feb. 16. The 'affair will ba held
in the Union hall, Main street.
In a fire at Sandon on Wednesday
morning,  an  unknown  man   was
burned to death, while I). J Robert
son lost $lf>00 worth of furniture.
Next Tuesday the Goat creek wa
ter rights again come up before the
government agent, at. Nelson.   The
question is likely to bo again post
G. A. Miller, who has been freight
clerk on thu Slocan for the past two
years, has been promoted to the position of purser on tho str. Nelson, on
Kootenay lake.
J. M. McGregor has been appointed
lecturer at tho Rossland school of
mines. This Is tho second time the
government has come to Sloean for
the same purpose,
Jack Miller left on Thursday for
his old homo near Toronto, Ont. Mis
friends presented him with a complimentary address and a purse of $.'502
beforo his departure.
Tho Sandon hockey team passed
through here Friday for Nelson,
where they received a walloping at
the hands of the local team. Jim
Howes, of Silverton, looked after the
great benefit would be conferred on
the country, as every small hamlet
could then get its streets improved
without harassing appeals to the government for assistance. The advent
ofthe measure will be awaited with
Recogssixos sUessiug.
Iii an article, published a few days
ago, on British Columbia poets, the
Vancouver Province had this to say
of tho Lemon Creek writer: "Up on
Lemon creek, in thc Slocan lake district, a certain Mr. Anderson occasionally gives to the world samples
of charming verse that evidence remarkable versatility, together with
admirable choice of just the right
words, his Drummonesquc version of
how Slocan 'kep' de firs' being treasured in many scrapbooks, while his
ode to the new ceistury shows distinctly that his art rises above the
level of comedy in verse." Tho Vancouver News-Advertiser also refers to
Mr. Anderson as "tho really clever
verse writer of Lemon Creek."
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining-
SLOCAN, - - Bi
Kslterprlse Strike Hold* Out.
Further drifting on the ore body
recently struck on the No. 2 tunnel
on tho Enterprise, proves the" chute
to be in place and holding its own.
It has now been demonstrated that
the reason ofthe loss of ore was caused by the fault disclosed in the upper
levels, but which gets wider as depth
is gained. However, the ore body at
present shows a foot of good mineral,
and the lucky strike will effectually
dissolve the evil reports about the
property. At thc same time it will
havo an important bearing on the adjacent properties, paiticnluiiy thc
Iron Horse.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered nt the local registry office, II. P. Clnis'io being mining
Jan 14—Early Riser Jtj, J Radcliff to
VV II Warren.
Anna Bell }i, W II Beamish to same.
17—White Pino and Jumbo, lt Mc-
Fiirlane to C W Greenlee.
Missing Link, nil; Itiiyrlit Light 1-0;
Murillo fr nnd Mnpgie 1-12; Young Bear
1-10, V Lindquist to A Jaeohson, $100.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
I HEREBY give notice thatA.C.Behne
has failed to perform bis assessment
work on tbo Truro mineral claim for the
year ending August 30, 1900. And I give
notice that, unless tbe Paid Al. Behne
pa*) s his proportion of fluid assessment,
amounting to $50, and all costs nttnehed
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.
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every deseription can be had at ocan's Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of the best brands kept tn
stock; also Cigars nnd Cigarettes. Fruits i*f all kinds kept in
their season. The most toothsome Confectionery always on
sale.   Stationery also handled.
tlie Miner's Tailor, is the place,
For a Nice Winter Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      We use ojly Al.
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postofflce.
Go to-
AU the Latest Works.
Full Stock of Stationery,
Toys and Novelties.
Pioaesr Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, 11. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at tho
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Hoarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
lliivnt Heasonable Bates,
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for thc Gait Coal Co.,
Loth bridge.
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Office:
Draperies, „
Ksstcrprigo rractlnnn! Bllsserssl Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located :— Adjoining the Enterprise, on Ten Mile creek.
TAKF, NOTICE that I, Herbert T.
TWigff, as agent for the Enterprise (British Columbia) Mines, Ltd., Free Miner's*
Certificate No. B36828,intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to applv to the
Mining Recorder for a eeitificate of improvements, for tbo purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
Anil further t:ike notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 20th dav of November, lt>00.
.5.0*11-00 li. T. TWIGG, Agent
Clyde Mineral  Ciiilsss.
Situate In the Rlm-nit City Mining Division of ihe West Kootenay District
Wlrtfe located:—On first north fork
of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that f, Holier Scott
Lonuio, acting as agent for Tlie Chapleau
Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Ltd., F.
M.C No.B37403, intend,sixty days from
the slate hereof, to apply t tlie Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining a
Crown grant of the above claim.
And further tako notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the isse.ance of BUcb certificate of
Dated tliin23th<lavof November. 1000.
7-12 00 lt. S.LENNIE
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 & Blackwell'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,        -      -SLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
Blacksmith Coal.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
Slocan,        • - B. C
fi. I). CURTIS,
Mines,   Real Estate, Insar
ance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles
B.  C.
Move lis tlie lllght 111 root Ion.
John Houston, M.L.A., of Nelson,
proposes to introduce a bill at tho
next sitting of the legislature, along
the line suggested in the leader ofa
recent, Issue of the Tribune. He recognizes that the prcient machinery
governing the Incorporation of towns
Into cities, especially as it affects
sinttll places, is altogether too costly
and cumbersome.    ||j8 [t|(.a js t() |ini
vido n measure enabling small burgs
to incorporate Into villages, with po
wcrs tO expend tho revenues derived
from licenses and realty taxes for
local Improvement!, The governing
body would consist of a limited number of commissioners, made elective
by the citizens.   Under such a law a
Dyspepsia Tablets
speedily relievo nnd cure acute
and chronic Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Distress after Eating, Sour
Stomach, Gas Iu the Stomach,
Nervous, Sick nnd Hilloiis Headache. 50 cents a box. For sale
J. Li WHITE 6c Co.
No More
Trussloss Minora! Claim.
Situate in the Blocnn City Minin*j Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the divide between Might Mile and Ten Stile
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M  MeOie-
gor, acting as ajtent for George Kydd,
free miner's certilicate No. IWilMSO, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to tne Mining,Recorder or a certi-
licate of improvements, for the purpose
Of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further tako notice that action,
under section !!7, must bo commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dited this <>th day of November, 11100.
21-12-0:1 J. M. MpOREGOB
tOtjM**Mt, <'ollSSSSlslll    Nss. T,,   Kv I'll hi;*;   StlSS'
No. M, Silver Orsisrii, Kollpssi No. fl,
j:rll|!it* No. '•   I'rHitliisi, ii is .1
I'sskssou si Gsosip  MIss-
tsrstl Clnlsrss.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Divi-
lion of tlie West Kootenay District.
Where located :—Near the head of
Ilayton creek,
TALK NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting ns agent for Hugh Sutli#r-
land, KreeMiner's Certificate NO.B26780,
intend, nixty davn from the date hereof,
to apply lo the Mining Recorder for «er-
tificates of improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining Crown  grants of the
abovo claims,
And further tako notico that action,
under section !)7, must bo commenced
before the Issuanceof such certificates oi
Dated this 25th dav of October.lOOO,
21-12-uo J. m. McGregor
Slocan dr Misers'
No. 62, W. F. of n.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hull. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Vibiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
The Murcutt Branch
ofthe W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets tho Becond Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in tho Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing 11 join.
Mhs. W.J.Andrews, Mos.M.P.McKkk
President. Cor. Secretary.
Have installed n new machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
nnd Airpipes. They go together
llkn a chnrni. Patronizo home
industry and have an unruffled
H. J.
ISiiss   I11 isillsiis   mil   ICrs*sslssg  Htus- No. I)
Mlsiiinsl Clnlssss.
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. HMI180,
and Duncan (iraham, free miner's* certiflcate No I12(!84;t, as to one-half each,
undivided interest, in tho above-named
claims, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tho Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the abovo claims.
And further tako notice that action,
under 37, must bo commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvement
Dated this 20th day of December, WOO.
and Jeweler.
A full line of
Watches, Diamonds,
Clocks, Jewelry, Plat-
edware and Spectacles
always in stock.
Repairing a specialty and nil work
left at TH* DRILL office will be forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to.
Baker Street, Nelson.
per annum.
Not for a year, but for n lifetime.
Watches thai triny bo handed from
father to son— heirlooms.
The movement of a " Ryrie"
Watch is as nearly perfect as
possible, and yet, U*s not s xpensive.
Thai is why it has brought lo our
■tore so many buyers who are particular about accurate lime.
Let us sen J ynn our sqoi
(.'atalociie, snowing ths
many st vies ol solid s*ol.l,
fine Kolil li.U-il, silver ssntl
e u n in el is I " Kviie"
Wstches lis botli ladies
anil gentlemen's sites.
The "Ryrie" Monogram Watches
are particularly attractive.
Tong» And AdtiAitit *C*t«a
DIAMOND HsTslL, Established IBS4.
Canadian Pad Railway
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 full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
Agent, Slocan City
A.G. P. A.,
Vancouver. "W**«.
International Struggle la East
Africa's Metropolis.
I i
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Popularity of American Shoes.'Ma-
chltiery and Novelties—The
Rubber Industry.
Because    they  do  not  hurry  in
Zanzibar,   it  must   not  bejjunder-
stood, as a lazy],spot, writes'VAIlan
Sangree      in     Ainslee's Magizine.
Lei none   think that;  on   the   contrary, ithas now become a metrop
olis   of east  Africa ';and   rarely  a
day passes but what the big  bellied
tramp ships  from'Rangoon, k Hamburg,    Liverpool  and    New  York
discharges     their   cargo    on    the
shelving  l"each   and  fill   up again
with the rich products of the island
and its mainland  near  by.      This
much to the poignant envy of Emperor William whose own  possessions
lie just across the channel, the  metropolis of which.^Dar   es  Salaam,
is   making every" effort  to , deflect
thither the   trade  from   Zanzibar.
In no partjof the  world are  Germany  and   England  contesting so
bitterly    for ^commercial     supremacy as on this African east* coast,
and  the rivalry  has  now   reached
such a point of intensity as to be   a
cause of open rupture any moment.
With the projection of railroads   to
the    interior,.^ and "constant   land
grabbiug the two nations   are  running a neck   and   neck   race,   and
both, not  to   be   outdone   by   the
other, are sowing   the   earth   with
golden coin,   in   the   hope  that it
will be returned ten fold as the land
is developed.
Germany,    however,    with    her
east   African  steamship line,   that
has now  begun  to circumnavigate
the   dark ^continent,   sailing  from
Hamberg weekly,   is   in   the   lead
commercially,    and    the j [English
ministers, while wrestling with   the
Transvaal problem, can  not   afford
to lose aught   of, that   one  which
confronts  them   further jfnotth.   In
less than    a  decade  the  wily  and
subtle   Teutons   have    subsidized
this great steamship company, now
so prosperous that every year  it  is
enabled to build a   new vessel   out
of    the     dividends;    they    ,have
planted cloves, coffee and tea [plantations and made them   pay;   have
exploited   rubber companies,  built
two railroads, as against England's
one, and have sent out hundreds of
America'Not Idle.
Meanwhile'America has not been
idle, having seized two thirds of the
petroleum trade, one half of the
ivory trade, anddoubled her shipment; of cotton cloth, an item that
furnishes one quarter of all the imports to Zanzibar. Yankees are
landing every week, prospecting
for American firms of every description, and on the coast one
will find plenty of adventurers.
While at dinner at the European
hotel in Zanzibar the evening before I left, a great, red bearded
person, with some blisters on his
face and hands, sat down opposite
and asked ma, in a subterranean
whisper, if 1 was not an American.
On replyingjaffirmatively, he said,
in a burst of confidence: "So'm
I. Michigander—lumberman—'n'
I got the greatest graft out here
you ever saw. Just landed about
$30,000 worth of teakwood about
30 miles below here, and if 1 can
get it away from the hippotots I'll
go back to the states in style."
He and his partner, he explained,
had float ad the wood down the
river, and accidently ran into a hippopotamus family, whereupon both
had to swim for their lives. They
had come up from Zanzibar .for
guns and ammunition to rescue
their property.
The American Flag.
As in other parts of the  world,
one is humiliated to see no vessels
carrying the American flag.     Inthe
last 12 months but two Main!   sailing ships, and not American steamers, landed at   Zanzibar.      Fortunately, however, this is   no  criterion
of our commerce.      At   present   no
country can compete with us in   the
so called piece goods trade, though
the British   council  points  out  religiously each month   to   the  home
office that this is the most profitable
traffic in east Africa, and   wants  to
know why tbe Manchester firms  do
not get after it.   America, however,
should   widen  her  market  in  this
part of thc globe  with  the  exporting of hardware, building material,
flour, provisions    \nd   all   kinds  of
cheap   cloth.    "American"   shoes,
machinery and novelties are as popular on   the  east  coast  as   below
the Zambesi.     The   rubber   industry, too, only waits  to be   developed,, the country being rich   in   that
Zanzibar is a free port for all imports except liquors, arms, ammunition, tobacco and rice. At all
coast ports the uniform duty is at
-, per cent ad voloram. Export
duties are the same, aad the list
ncludes rubber, ivory, cloves,
hides, pepper, coco»nut, tea, coffee
and many tropical products These
exports last year from Zanzibar
amounted to f*',567,035. Of the
imports, those of America for one
month amounted to more thasi
the combined shipments of all Europe.
Better Tlinea for   Worklnnmen
The  following   questions    were
sent to Mr. Edward Markham, at
his home in awooklyn, who wrote
answers especially for the Christian
Herald. The lints quoted in two
or three of the questions are from
Mr. Markham's collected poems,
published by Doubleday, Page &
Co., entitled "The Man with the
Hoe and other Poems."
1 Oi what questions should all
brnaches of labor unite for the good
of the country?
On the reduction of hours of labor
per day; on compulsory arbitration;
on the study, from humane motives,
of the co-operative ideal in industry
2 In what way, or toward what
end, should labor utilize its gigantic
They should resolutely will to
come into harmony and unity of
aim and aspiration; they should
make appeal through the ballot
box for an enlargement of the rights
of man. They should strive to so
organize the world as to keep open
the gates of opportunity.
3. What opportunities should
the new century bring forth to the
Security in his work and sufficient
leisure from his work to give him
time to cultivate his moral and
aesthetic nature.
4. What effect, in your opinion,
will great combinations of wealth
have upon the workingman of the
future? Will concentration of
wealth, trusts, etc., preve a benefit
to or a drawback to the working-
man's progress?
Great combinations of wealth will
cend to make great counter combinations among the working classes.
Trusts will be a decided drawback
to the workingman's progress unless some means shall be found to
make them serve the good of the
whole people, as now they serve the
good of a few.
5. To what degree should the
workingman be made a partner of
If I understand your question, he
should be made a full partner. In
other words, he should receive the
full value of the things he makes
and does.
of Scant Wages and  prectr'.ons  em*>
7. What kind of help,aside from
higher wag-ss, does the laboring
man need?
He needs the contented mind
that comes from security in his
work and joy in his work. This
necessarily carries the idea that he
must have more leisure and more
8. What would most help to
lighten the toiler's burden?
Co-operation in the place of competition in the industrial world.
Co-operation is the logic of Christianity.
9. How can the government best
help the workingman?
As a first step, by assuming control of railroads, telegraphs, etc.
and so moving wisely on toward
government ownership of all industries which in private hands have
become a menace to the public good
and public safety.
10. What should be done with
the idle millions? With the great
army of men who want work and
yet can find nothing to do?
As first steps, they might well be
employed by cities and states, at
living wages, upon public works,
lt enough work of that kind is not
forthcoming, let the public powers
establish shipyards and other industries sufficient to employ the wilting
hands. Of course, if we had a more
effective organization of industry,
working time for the now idle
could be found by cutting down the
excessive hours at present forced
upon the ovarworked. Keep cutting down the hours of a day's work
until everyone has work.
11.    Are strikes, which are really
Tribute Paid to  His  Memory
By Eugene V. Debs
Because He Fought the Battles of
Labor—Deserted By Thoae
He Served.
6. In one of your poems,
Man Under the Stone," you
pare a workingman to a man going
through life pushing a great stone
always up hill. What is tke workingman's real burden—what is the
real stone of his up-hill life?
The great stone is his unequal
struggle for bread today, still further weighted with the fear of penury tomorrow and the dread of a
destitute old age. All this,of course,
springs out of the narrow  margin
battles>between workmen and
ployer, helpful or harmful to
toiler? t
As a rule they are harmful to the
toiler. But at times they seem to
be cruel necessities.
12. Would the toiler" benefit if,
instead of striking, he submitted his
grievances to the general government or to a labor department, regulated by law and having a minister
of labor in the president's cabinet?
Would not this be a better way for
the workingman, for the settlement
of differences between employer and
Yes, labor should be represented
in the cabinet by fan intelligent laborer; not by a parlor farmer£nor
by a retired capitalist. The method
you suggest of settling strikes
would be a decided improvement
upon the'present hap-hazard^plan.
13. "Their blind feet drift in the
darkness, and no one is leading."
What kind of kaders do the toilers
They need leaders with the white
purity of a St. Francis and the iron
resolution ot a Cromwell, leaders
whose [watchword shall be "God
and the people!" Such men were
Joseph Mazzini and John Ruskin.
'•/.    sss
14. How can the church best
help the "brother to the ox?" How
reach him, lift.him up?
By studying the anxious problems
of economics and finding a •jay of
applying the golden rule to industry.
15. Aid workingwomen? Have
we a "sister to the ox?" How
should she be reached, uplifted—her
burden lightened?
Yes, we have a "sister to the ox."
Men and women rise and fall together. In general,the same means
that will lift and lighten man's
burden will alleviate woman's burden also.
16. Do churches and church
workers neglect the working people? Do they pay enough attention
to the factory centers and great industrial towns?
No, churches do not give enough
attention to these matters. Indeed,
the burning question in each church
today should be the social problem.
The saving of men's souls is closely
connected with tha amelioration of
their social and industrial conditions.
The church needs a new baptism of
the Holy Spirit, which is the same
as saying Social Spirit.
It wasiu the yera 1886 that Martin Irons, as the chaiiman of the
executive board of the Knights ot
Labor of the Gould Southeastern
Railway system, defied capitalist
tyranny, and from that hour he
was doomed. All the capitalism
combined to crush him, and when
at last he succumbed to overwhelming odds he was hounded from
place to place until he was ragged
and footsore and the pange of hunger gnnwed at his vitals.
For 14 long years he fought
single handed the battle of persecution. H** tramped far, and
among strangers, under an assumed name, sought to earn
enough to get bread. But he
was tracked like a beast and
driven from shelter. For this
"poor wanderer of a stormy day"
there was no pity. He had stood
between his class and their oppressors; he was brave and would
not flinch; he was honest and would
not sell. This was, his crime ind
he must die.
Martin Irons came to this country from Scotland A child. He v/as
friendless, penniless, alone. At an
early age he became a machinist.
For years he worked at his trade.
He had a clear head and a warm
heart. He saw and felt the injus-
ice suffered by his class. Thre e
reductions in rapid succession fired
his blood. He resolved to resist.
He appealed to his fellow workers.
When the great strike cair.e, Martin Irons was its central figure.
The men knew they could trust
him.    They were not mistaken. **!
When at the darkest hour Jay
Gould sent word to Martin Irons
that he wished to see him, the answer came, "I am in Kansas tjity."
Gould did not have gold enough to
buy lions. This was his greatest
crime. The press united in fiercest
denunciation. Every lie that malignity could conceive was coined
and circulated. In the popular
mind Martin Irons was the blackest
hearted villain that ever went unhung. Pinkerton bloodhounds
were on his track night and day.
But through it all thi*-: honest, fearless, high minded workingman
stood immovable.
The courts and solders responded to the command of their masters, the railroads, the strike was
crushed and the workingmw.i were
Martin Irons had served, suffered
for and honored his class. But he
had lost. His class turned against
him and join in the execration of
the enenmy. This pained him
more than all else. But he bore
even this without a murmur, and
if ever a despairing'sign was wrung
from him it was when he was
And thus it has been all along
the highway of the centuries, from
Jesus Christ to Martin Irons.
Let it not be said that Irons was
not crucified. For 14 years he was
nailed to the cross and no martyr
of humanityJever bore his crucifixion with manlier fortitude.
He stood the taunts and jeers
and all the bitter mockery of fata
with patient heroism, and even
when the poor,'dumb brutes whose
wounds and bruises he would have
swathed with his heart strings,
turned upon and rent him, pity
sealed his lips and silent suffering
wrought for him a martyr's crown,
Martin Irons was hated by al
that were too ignorant to base to
understand him. He died despised,
yet will he live beloved.
No president of the United States
gave or tendered him a public
office in testimony of his service to
the working class. Thc kind of
service he rendered was too honest and respectable, too human to be
The blow he struck for his class
will preserve his memory. In the.
great struggle for emancipation he
nobly did his share, and the history
of labor cannot be written without
his name.
He was an agitator and as such
shared the common fate of all
Jesus Christ, Joan of Arc, Elijah
Lovejoy, John Brawn, Albert Parsons and many others set the same
example and paid the same penalty.
For the reason that he was a
despised agitator and shunned of
men too mean and sordid to conceive the lofty motive that inspired
him will be remembered with tenderness and love long after the last
of his persecutors shall have mol-
dered in a forgotten grave.
It was In Ar. ril, i8cj9, in Waco,
Tex., that I last |pressed this comrade's hand. He bore the traces of
poverty and broken health, but his
spirit was intrepid as when he
struck the shield of Hoxie 13 years
before, and when he spoke of
socialism he seemed transformed,
and all thc smouldering fires within
him blazed once more from his
sunken eyes.
I was pained but not surprised
when I read that ha had "died
penniless in an obscure Texas
town." lt is his glory and society's
shame that he died that way.
His weary body haa found rest,
and the grandchildren ot the men
and women he struggled, suffered
and died for will weave chaplets
where he sleeps.
His epitaph might read. "For
standing bravely in defense of the
working class he was put to death
by slow torture."
Martin Irons was an honest,
courageous, manly mar.. The
woild numbers one lass since he
has left it.
Brave Comrade, love aad farewell!—Eugene V. Dkbs.
ed, 390.
Gold Run, $903,833; men employed, 292; number of claims
worked, 36.
Sulphur.'jSfiSi.C../ men employed,—; numbero of claims worked,
Quartz creek, in Grand Forks
group, yielded $59,419, and employed 70 men. Eureka, also in
the Grand Forks group, yielded
$3,603, and employed 9 men.
Found It Wills n UUniuud Drill
It is reported that a rich strike
was made on the Highlander group,
in the Ainsworth camp, -on Friday
last, with the aid of a diamond drill.
The owners of the property are
keeping the news quiet and very
few details can be learned.—Tribune.
St. Hugous* Ore Going to Uermauv
The ore now being sacked at the
St. Eugene mine, near Moyie, goes
to Hamburg, Germany. Already
500 tons have been   shipped   there.
To Hokums*. Devrloptsieul Work
It is teported that the local management of the Duncan mines   expects orders from the   directors   in
the old country to   resume development work on the Poorman   mine,
one of the oldest gold   producers in
Nelson  district.    No devolopment
work has been done since last August, and the stoping ground will be
worked out in four or five   months.
Fifty men have   been employed at
stoping between 1 and   2   tunnels,
and they send 40 tons of good   ore
♦o the mill   daily.    Some of these
men have been laid   off,   but  were
told that they would very likely be
put on again by February 1st, when
it wa* expected devolopment  work
would be commenced.
miOMSllstO   PlMW IIlM
Dawson advices state that Major
Wood, commander of the Northwest mounted police ef the Yukon,
has made his report of placer mining operations in tha Klondike during the year ending November 1,
from which it appears that the product of the gold-bearing*crecks of
the district was $11,752,560.
The total numbor of men employed in the mines of |the creeks a
month or six weeks "ago.J when the
data were collected, was 5341.
Claims worked in tha district daring the season number 1160.
Nearly two thirds ofthe total
output came from the creeks centering about Grand Forks, namely;
Bonanza, Eldorado, Quartz and
Eureka. Tha exact amount from
these creeks was $7,174,761.
More than one half t'*e men employee* in the Klondike' were on
these four cracks, thc exact number
being 3142.
■•Mam Crook Flaw or*
Bonanza was the banner of the
entire country, yielding $4,648,830,
more than two thirds of the total
output of the , Klondike, and employing 2296 man, or one half of all
thc men engaged in tha Klondike.
Thc number of claima worked on
the creeks was 251.
Eldorado produced thc second
best amount, namely, $2,461,907.
Only 867 men were employed on
Eldorado. This means Eldorado
had more than half th* output of
Bonanza, with not many more than
two thirds of thc number of men
working. Thc claims worked on
Eldorado numbered 10a.
Giving thc Grand Forks district
thc first place ia all tha Klondike,
tha other districts designated by the
police, together with their outputs,
number of men employed aad number of claims worked, for thc fiscal
year, given in thc order in which
they rank, were:
Dominion, $1(614,933; "•"» ,m"
ployed,871; number of claims work*
Hunker,   $i,377.»86'   •"•°   •■
A Mow Drill Mas-tuns*..
An  inventive genius at CeMex,
Washington, has   invented  a  machine drill that   is   said   to  do  as
much  work as    eight men.    The
machine is operated   by one man,
who simply   turns a crank, which
revolves a wheel to which is attached  four 4-pound  hammers,   which
strike the drill  with  terrific force,
each blow being   harder than  that
struck by a man.    By   turning  the
ciarik    at a   moderate   rate,   216
blows are struck by   the hammers
in one minute.    This is said   to be
the work of eipht able bodied men.
A number of mining mewstofce have
seen the machine work   ss|t it will
revolutionize mining and will greatly lessen the present cost ot drilling
thereby  making many low   grade
properties   profitable mines.     The
machine is   made entirely   of iron
and weighs but 125 pounds.—Pay-
Hes rnlu lot»«blua.
The North German Lyod steamer
H. H, Meyer, Captain Formes,
sailed from Wilhelmshaven for the
far east today with 900 naval recruits on board.
Danble Dolly Train Service.
No. 11. West Bound.....
No. 13, Hast Bound	
80. 3, West Bound 
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•Cotur i Alene branch
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••CentralWish, branch..
•Local Freight, watt....
♦Local Freisiht. ssst	
9.a<i a. m.
a.** a. m.
10-50 p. m.
11.45 p. m.
j 30 p.m.
'MS p.m.
1.00 p. in.
530 p. m.
1.55 p. m.
9 35 a. m.
a.45 a. m.
11.00 p. m.
7.15 a. m.
5.50 a. an.
g.lo a. m.
b.*"J a. m.
7.To a. m
•Dally except Sunday, all others daily.
BveaNot. east bound.
Comer Howard aad Riverside.
Tialni 11 and 111 rati solid between
Portland end 8t. Panl. Trains 3 Mid 4
ran solid between Portland and Kaniaa
Oily and 8t, 1-oui-., via nilllnK* *»»d "Hur-
Ington Kouta," without change. Through
Pullmrn and Tounit Sleeper* and Dining
Vara on all trains.
""""•1   --fjh. .         -      I j w HILL, Oenoral Agwnt,Spokane, Wn.
ployed, 936; number of claims work- -^p.g7iA»LTO«.Asa.P.si..Pi*«tlaB*l,Oie. •**"
rheFrobirin of lsaber.
There be times in the lives of nations when the services of the bravest and best—both intellectually
and physically—are required for its
preservation. This applies to all
organizations,   of   whatever   kind.
That time seems to have arrived as i .        - ■-
l"&"• •""■" I accumulating it.    But when we con-
rpsrards the present and future wel-    . • • '"» .
regarus       r ^    tn t t(l   average wages in this
fare ofthe laboring classes of this         :   ,      .u.-••ri. ......   ...
country. It appears that a crisis is
approaching, and that labor will
have to call upon its bravest and
best to contend for its right to exist
as a free and  integral part of so-
buildings, cultivated fields,animals,
vessels, railroads, etc.
Let us be generous with the pro
ducers and pay them the wages of
congressmen, viz: $5000 a year,
and then they would each have to
live and work 200 years to earn a
million dollars,to say nothing about
ciety.    It does  not  require   supernatural faculties to be  able   to  discern whither we are drifting.    With
capital firmly entrenched in the halls
of legislation, with  the  institutions
of learning bent to the will   of   the
plutocrats, with church, school and
judgment hall under their absolute
dominion, and  tha  press  shackled
with a golden chain,   there   is   no
doubt of the intentions of the  capitalists nor ot the rate of labor unless
the latter is aroused to a   recognition of its pei iis.    The difficulty is
not in misunderstanding what capital want, but in a clear comprehension of what labor proposes to do.
There are multitudes  of  organizations, all pretending tn work for the
elevation of   the   laboring  people,
som ein the political field, others in
the industrial field, all claiming that
they are doing everything  possible
under present conditions of society.
Thtre is, however, an apparent lack
of cohesion   and   co-operat.on   between the different organized bodies
of labor, the cause   therefor   being
hard to understand.    If they are all
animated with the common purpose
of honestly trying to  work   for  tht*
elevation of the   toilers,   it  ought
certainly not to be so  very   difficult
to agree upon a plan  wheieby  this
could be carried into effect.      Capital agrees upon all points,   and experiences 00 difficulty in  combining
when confronted with the  demands
of labor and   the   labor   question.
Why should it not be  as   easy   for
the toilers   to   agree,   knowing  as
they do that their very existence depends upon  their own   powers   of
combination?     Is  it   possible   that
the pretenses of labor are false, and
that the cry for liberty is but a hypocritical vaporing?    The powers and
energies   of  the   labor   movement
c >untry is less than $500 a year, it
is only a question of figuring to ascertain how long one would have to
work to earn a million, and say
nothing about his expenses in the
But it has been said that the
average production of the worker in
this country equals $1800 a year.
A million dollars at these figures
requires the labor of one average
producer S55 5-9 years. This is a
good long time for a person to
work. And while it is a tact that
the rich live longer than the poor,
the difference can hardly be so
Let us assume that those who are
lich have greater powers of production than those who remain poor,
and let us assume further that the
rich live long enough to enjoy 70
years in the production of wealth.
Each one who accumulated a million
dollars would, therefore, have to
produce $14,285.71 a year, or more
than seven times as much as the
average producer.
It is impossible for any one person to produce seven times as much
as the average producer; it is improbable that anyone would have
that sum given to him by its producers; and if it is not produced or
given as a gift, how is it  procured?
The conclusion is inevitable.  The
j rightful ownership of a million dollars througn the labor of any  one
person   is   impossible.—Joseph   A.
Labadie in Detroit   News Tribune.
This will throw out ot emyloyment
energ.es of the laoor moTemeni, some thousands of well dressed men
must be directed toward the unifica-1 and womcn of eood address'   and
'•*-- !" «-»..« .'.-«.    tn   thins,    ahrsut
That lut-uranee Combination.
I notice that six of the great accident insurance companies have
tired of competing with each other
and paying out a large part of their
receipts in hiring men and women
to tear down each other, and have
combined—have gone into one company. "Competition is impossible
where   comb nation   is     possible."
tion and solidification of the organ
ized workers. We art not pessimists, but we believe in looking at
conditions as they present themselves, and that evil conditions exist none will have the hardihood to
deny. The remedy may be difficult
of application, but it must be applied, as it is imperative; sacrifices
must be made and old and cherished
policies ma) have to be abandoned
for the sake of the cause for   which
labor contends.      It should not   be
more difficult to agree with a friend
than to be compelled to accept  the
degrading conditions of an  enemy.
The hopes for future improvement
ia the conditions ot labor rest largely upon the intelligence and loyalty
of the whole labor movement rather
than upon the intellectual  superiority of a few.      Leaders are necessary in all movements.      What the
labor   movement   needs art more
leaders of broad and contprehetisive
views and power to grasp and cope
with   present   conditions,   men   of
sterling qualities and   tolerant   in
their ideas, who art able and willing
to adapt themselves to ever-chang-
>ag   conditions.     Labor's success
rests upon its ability to   agree and
rally round one   common   standard
snd to wield its combined  strength
as a single and   powerful  whole-
Coast Seamen's Journal.
they will have time to think about
what the industrial conditions are
leading to. Only the narrow-
minded longer believe in individual
effort, with its waste and personal
backbitings. Men who see things
as they are, who have mind enough
to gather any considerable wealth,
know that combination beats competition every time, and they are
willing to give their "individuality"
for the cash dividends held out by
corporate management. The little
fellows must go. 1 believe it would
be better to have the public do the
insurance at cost and the money
left in the pockets of the people that
will go to the combination, but the
payers do not see it that way and
will be skinned.—Appeal to Reason.
Portland Woman Gave Birth to Twins
on O. R. «fc N. Viler.
Early yesterday morning while
the Portland flier on the O. R. &
N. was speeding through southeastern Washington twin babies
were born'of one of its passengers,
Mrs. P. T. Bulger of Portland, Ore.
Mother and little ones now occupy
a pleasant cot at Sacret Heart hospital, and the father, a shipbuilder
in the employ of the Canadian Pacific at Nelson, B.C., is on his way
to Spokane.
Mrs. Bulger left Portland in com
pany with her niece, Miss Silcox,
bound for Nelson to join her husband. With her companion she
occupied a berth in the night sleeper
out of the Oregon metropolis. All
went well with the travelers until
the train reached Colfax, when it
became necessary to call for assistance from the other women passengers, and all that conditions of
travel would permit was done for
Mrs. Bulger by her fellow tourists.
By the time the train reached
Spokane Mis. Bulger had been
made comfortable and the infants
had been wrapped snugly in blankets and placed in the special care of
a coterie of women.
Ambulauee Waited Here.
Conductor McGilvary had telegraphed ahead of his train for aid
lor the helpless trio and when the
train pulled into the Spokane yards
an ambulance and physicians were
waiting for them. Under the direction of Superintendent Adams of
the Union depot the sleeper was
detached and run up to the Washington street crossing, where Mrs.
Bulger was transferred to the ambulance.
Under the direction of Dr. James
B. Munley of the railway staff, Miss
Silcox and a number of sympathetic
women were given charge of the
twins for the trip to the hospital,
where the little family was reunited.
The children are big, plump and
rosy and have' every chance for a
long life, despite their untoward advent to existence.
Mrs. Bulger has a number of relatives in this city, who have been
notified of her arrival here. She is
a young woman and handsome.
Throughout her trying experience
yesterday she maintained good temper and cheerfulness. The physicians say she will soon be able to
resume her journey to Nelson or to
return to her home.
The event is believed to be an
unique one for a western railroad.
Nona of the train and railroad men
ot Spokane can be found who can
from his memory duplicate the occurrence. Single births have occurred in several instances, one only
a few weeks ago, near Walla
Walla, on the same railroad.
sliould    be    immediately    arrested
though.    Where is an bfridcf?"
Howdlee Followed the Woniaa.
Policeman Luster then appealed
on the scene for the purpose of protecting Mrs. Nation. He commanded the mob to stand back, and
started up the street with Mrs. Nation, all the time followed by hooting, jeering rowdies, who were
sympathizers with the joint le'tders.
Mrs. Nation at last found refuge in
the rooms of the Topeka Capital,
where the crowd was not allowed
to enter. Here, surrounded by reporters and newspaper correspondents, she detailed the story ot her
experiences and what she expected
to do in the future. She asked an
Associated Press correspondent how
many joints there were in Topeka,
On being informed there were more
than a hnndred, she threw up her
hands in horror and said that condition must not last any longer.
She added: "I would go out
against these joint*} tonight if I had
some women to go with me. But
I will rest for a day or two. Something will be done here yet. You
can count on that."
"auOB.rslBB Kain a million Dollars!
Can a person earn a million dollars in a lifetime?    Let us see.
Labor is human effort. Land is
all the elements and feces outside
of man himself. Wealth is the result of the application of the labor
to land. Wealth, therefore, mutt
bt material, tangible, concrete.
In the light of these definitions,
which accord with the latest and
best political economy, it seems
clear, indeed, that a million dollars
must represent concrete   things—
To Engage In Trial Raeea With   the
Challenger Tor the Cap.
There is a possibility of Shamrock
I coming to this side with her successor. Mr. Barrie, Sir Thomas
Lipton's American representative,
said lhat if it is earlv enough to
insure plenty of trial races on the
other side, Sir Thomas may not
biing her over,  but  if   Shamrock
II should be late in taking the
water, her predecessor will cross
with her and the trials will be finished off Sandy Hook. The old
craft will have new spars and new
gear, and Designer Fife probably
will manage her during the trial
races. Their first will be at the
Clyde regatta at the Glasgow exposition.
■anslou Wlutssr Carnival
Sandon will hold its first winter
carnival next week commencing
Tuesday and ending Friday. Some
of the best teams in British Columbia will participate in the hockey
and curling tournaments and the
attendance promises to be large.
Sandon people never do things by
halves, and a good time is promised all who may partake '' *■"■•
of their
The  Wire or a Topeka Jolntlet Did
the Job.
Mrs. Carrie Nation caused a flurry
among the joint keepers of Topeka,
Kan., last Saturday night, and as a
result knows what it is to be roughly treated by a mob.      Mrs. Nation
arrived in Topeka at 6:40 and immediately hunted  up a  newspaper
reporter with a request that she be
shown some of the leading joints of
the city.     Two newspaper men volunteered to pilot her around.      She
said she  did not  wish  to  begin a
smashing crusade, but   wanted  to
talk to the jointists.     The  keepers
of the saloons had been  apprised of
her intention, and when she arrived
at Ed Myers' joint on   Kansas avenue she was confronted by the wife
of that individual, who rained blow
after blow   on   her   head   with a
broomstick, while Myers  stood by
and encouraged the effort.    By this
time a crowd of a thousand  people
had gathered, among   whom   were
numerous   sympathizers   of   Mrs.
Nation.      Nobody attempted to interfere and soon the  jointists'  wife
stopped her assault.     Mrs.   Nation
said she was not hurt by her experience in the least.
"What does a broomstick amount
to?" she inquired, "to one who has
been so much used to rawhidts,
rocks and rotten eggs? That woman
Union Wreckers.
A good deal is said in union
meetings and labor papers about
the bosses who are temed Union
Wreckers., but the worst, wreckers
of unionism are men inside the organization.
One hypocrite inside does more
harm than a dozen open enemies on
the outside.
These   outside wreckers   are of
several types.     There  is   the  man
who is more interested  in  currying
favor    with   some    political    boss
than he is in   the  advancement   of
the  interest  of those   who   work.
He keeps  his  political   master  secretly informed of all that is    beinj
done by  the   organization,   and  if
anything    is    contemplated   which
will be likely  to   injure  the  party,
he helps to plan some   way  of defeating the aims   of   the  working-
man, and then goes into   the  meetings and on the streets  and  serves
his master and sacrifices the  union.
Another type of Union Wreckers
are the men who seek  to  get  personal advantages by tricky methods
in connection   with  union   matters.
Usually these fellows are just   well
enough  imformed   to   be   able   to
make a show   of   knowledge,   and
for a time they are  able  t.   deceive
those who are not keen   enough  to
see through   their   superficial  pretenses.    They are afraid to  openly
antagonize those who are thoroughly informed, and so they go around
circulating dirty insinuations  about
the motives of others,   and making
loud boasts of their own  devotion
and   sincerity.    They   tear    down
others in hope  of   elevating   themselves.    Their   underhand  and  sly
methods make it   very   difficult  to
expose their crookedness,   and  eft
times they do so much harm  before
being forced out  that  an organization is ruined   by    their   treachery
and tricks in spite   of   all   that the
genuine workers can do.
Jealously and egotism are also
characteristics of a class of Union
Wreckers. Incapable of holding
places of responsibility themselves,
they are jealous of any who because
of their abilities take a leading
part, and the work of these men
is to belittle and misrepresent every
man who is progressive and active. The egotists imagine they
know it all, and they want all the
There are others who help to
wreck unions by doing nothing.
They are a drag, and it takes more
effort to keep them up than to get
new members. They are usualy
the most chronic fault-finders.
Nothing suits. They will not help
nor will they let others do anything
if they can prevent.
The inside wreckers put on such
deceiving appearances usually that
the general membership does not
know of their crooked ways, but a
man who tries to run a labor paper
finds them out.
If he does not oppose their
scheme everything is lovely, but
let him make a move to expose the
crookedness of oie of them and
there is trouble. About the first
thing is "stop   my   paper."    Then
they start a boycott. They tell
others that "the paper is no good
anyway; there is nothing in it, and
the editor is a crook," etc., etc.
Seldom do they come out openly,
but do their boycotting and backbiting slyly and in whispered slings
and insinuating side glances. Being mostly cowards as weli as
hypocrites, they are afraid to openly defame the editor, and so they
sneakicgly circulate thir insinuations and lies.
Running a   paper is a thankless
task at best.    The indifference   of
many makes it hard to   get  paying
support even in cities where unionism is well advanced,  but this difficulty can   be overcome  by   active
efforts.    Some men do not  realize
the great help a labor paper   is   to
the movements even   though   it  is
small in size.    In   the   great   majority of cases   the  man who  conducts a paper is   an   enthusiast   in
the   cause,  and " though   they   all
make mistakes, the intention  is to
do the    cause   ot   labor   the   most
good possible.     When the indifferent     realise    the    necessity    and
importance   ot    having  a     paper
that will, when trouble arises,   pre-
sen* the laborer's side in a fair   and
honest way, they give their support
to the local paper even   though not
at ali times agreeing with its  management or what  it  says,  but   the
"wreckers" are of an entirely different stamp.    Just  as   soon   as   the
laoor editor disagrees with them in
ihe smallest particular  they  do  all
they can to  injure   him   and take
support from   his   paper.    One   of
the tactics they use   is to  influence
those who have job   work  to  take
it to   some   enemy   of   the  union
movement rather than to  the  labor
paper   office.    Most    labor  papers
depend on the profits of job work to
make up the loss on the paper, and
it the   unions.would   use  their influence to get work of this  kind for
a labor office it would be the means
of giving the unions a much   better
It is time that labor paper publishers insisted upon having justice
done them by the union members.
The paper that is run in the interest of the labor movement is entitled to the support of all union
men, even though it does not at all
times please each individual member.
Were it not for the labor press
the labot movement would not be
what it is today and any man who
tries to injure a labor paper is a
traitor to the cause. If yon do not
agree wifh the policy of jfti paper
go to the office and say so in a
manly way, but don't go around
throwing out slurs and petty insinuations.
Perhaps you are wrong and the
paper is right. If the paper has
made a mistake you can depend
npon it that a correction will be
cheerfully printed.
Corporations give their organ
loyal support, and if labor is to be
successful in securing justice, labor
papers must be supported,—From
the Trades Union journal.
Cannot Be Caught   By Promises of Amnesty.
Filipino Chief Tells of the Liberty
Loving Proclivities of the Little
Brown Matt and His People.
Even Paatore Are Not Exempt,
Rev. John Irvine,   pastor  of  the
Angelican   church,    St.    Michaels,
British Columbia, shook hands with
a workingman on a street car,   and
then offered his hand to a  fashionable lady which was refused.      The
fashionable members of  his church
then complained to their bishop and
the offending   pastor  was removed
and has set   up  a  little  church   at
Port Moody "where  he  anticipates
there will be less fashion  and   more
Christianity."    The working people
of thc earth are  good   enough   to
make wealth for the idle, but   must
not come in contact with their royal
flesh, even second hand!    And even
in Canada the workers vote tor capitalism that treats them thus.     But
the game  grows   interesting.—Appeal to Reason.
Emperor Wan Not Displeased.
A Berlin dispatch says the report circulated in the l'nited States
that Emperor William had signified
his displeasure because the reich-
stag and diet did not adjourn when
the news of Queen Victoria's death
was received, is absolutely without
foundation in fact.
The New York World published
this week what it claims to be a
well authenticated interview with
Aguinaldo, obtained by an American, a trusted agent of Carlos Ru-
bino, a prominent merchant ot Manila. It was forwarded here
through the mail. Aguinaldo was
found in the Filipino capital by
Senor Rubino's agent.
"My letters to  Aguinaldo,"   said
the ngent, "were carefully  scrutinized by him.    As  they   were   from
those   whom  he  knew  to   be his
trusted    friends   he   received    me
without restraint or   hesitation.     I
remained there for   four  days   and
was the recipient of  his   full  confidence and had from   him  the  most
unreserved expression of his  sentiments and purposes, as well as  his
ideas concerning  the   condition  of
his country and the great   struggle
now going   on there.      I   was  astonished at  his knowledge of  the
history of the United States and its
great statesmen.     The subject   of
amnesty was gone over thoroughly.
I asked him if he  would accept amnesty offered by the  commissioners
sent    by  the    United   States.    He
replied:     'No,   I   will   not   accept
amnesty.    ! would not trust them.
I   have  forgotten   the   professions
of friendship and ot  support   given
me by Dewey and Otis   and  all   of
them,     and   especially    Wildman.
My army fought with and tor them
to defeat  the  Spanish,   and promises most solemnly   given  that   we
were  to   have  independence   were
made.    All these  solemn  promises
have been repudiated by  them   all.
No slavery  and   obedience   to  the
will of McKinley.'
People Will Not Stand Tor It.
" 'How   about    the   people?'    I
asked    'Do   you   not   believe the
condition of your people  would  be
improved if  they accepted amnesty
now  offered?'     'No/   he   replied.
'To accept amnesty   means shame,
infamy, slavery, degradation.    Personally it means  imprisonment   for
me.    What else am I to expect and
what tor my poor people—serfdom?
What would your  forefathers  have
said of George Washington had he
accepted    amnesty    from   George.
III?     He    fought   from    1776   to
1782 and all offers of amnesty  were
treated   with   scorn.      He   fought
right.    You ask me   what   1   want.
I reply,   liberty,   the   right  of the
Filipinos to  govern   themselves—a
government of our own.'
" 'But,' I said, 'here are assur-
i nces—' 'Assurances and promises,' he interposed with great
warmth, 'given only to be disregarded und repudiated. I tell you
I will never trust them. Nor will
my people. Never! Say to them
that their amnesty will not be considered. My people would never
respect mc were 1 to do so.'
" 'Then it may be war for many
years,' I said. 'You must know
that the government is strong and
rich.' 'Unquestionably,' he replied, 'and it may be a long and
terrible struggle for liberty. But
until the Filipino nation shall have
a government of its own this war
will go on. I believe that were
there a change of administration
we would gain our freedom. We
will have a republic patterned
mainly alter that of the United
Stateis The original system is
admirable but  not   as    admistered
Dispatches from the northern
coast of England say that there was
a heavy gale over the channel on
Sunday and that several small
boats were lost.
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